Todd A. Allen, Baraboo

Todd A. Allen, age 55, passed away surrounded by his loving family at St. Clare Meadows Care Center in Baraboo on Monday, Jan. 27, 2014.  Todd was born April 5, 1958 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. He was the oldest son of Robert L. Allen & Anne A. (Vernie) Cobb.  His parents preceded him in death.  He graduated from Pineville High School in 1977.  Louisiana was always home to Todd no matter where he resided.

Todd most enjoyed spending time with his sister, nieces & nephews and great-nieces & nephews as well as the special pups in his life.  Todd loved unconditionally and was dedicated to his family.  He had a passion for the memories of his family and always had a fun ‘remember when’ story.  A strong Christian with child-like faith he was always ready to share the truth of his savior and the power there is in his name.  Todd had a love for books and writing.  He spent many hours writing poems and short stories many of which were published in magazines over the years.   

Todd is survived by his sister, Alexis (Luke) Rebman of Baraboo; brother, John Allen of Louisiana; step-sisters, Valerie (Kenny) Lee of Oklahoma and Valgetta Thompson of Oklahoma; step-brother, Carl (Maryvonne) Slayer of New York; 5 Nieces, Skye (Aaron) Williams of Westfield, Amber (Tim) Schoessow of DePere, Autumn (Marv) Schulz of Baraboo, Alana (Mitchell) Wiemann of Mazomanie and Rachel Allen of Baton Rouge, Louisiana; nephew, John Allen II of DePere; step-Niece Sheila (Gavin) Henesley of Oklahoma; step-nephew, Shane Thompson of Oklahoma; and 17 great nieces & nephews.

Funeral Services will be held at 1 pm on Thursday, Jan. 30, 2014 at Redlin Funeral Home with  Charles Sabin of Natchitoches, Louisiana & Pastor William Metzger of Open Door Baptist Church in Baraboo co-officiating the service.  Visitation will be held on Thursday, Jan. 30, 2014 from 10 am until the time of the service, at the funeral home.  Burial will follow at Walnut Hill Cemetery. 

Lloyd L. DuBois, Baraboo

Lloyd L. DuBois, 93, passed away on January 24, 2014 at St. Clare Hospital in Baraboo.

Lloyd was born on April 22, 1920 to Deane DuBois and Irene (Baumgarten) DuBois in the Town of Winfield in Sauk Co., Wisconsin.  He graduated from Baraboo High School in 1940 and studied engineering at the UW Platteville for two years before entering the US Army in 1942.  Lloyd was a Sergeant in the 13th Armored Tank Division and served until 1945.

Lloyd married Eleanor Starr on June 4, 1949. 

After his service in the Army, he became a partner in W.R. DuBois and Sons Road Construction, where he spent his career working in the family business with his two brothers until his retirement in 1981. 

Lloyd was an avid fisherman and hunter throughout his life.  He and Eleanor enjoyed their time fishing and the company of family and friends at their vacation homes in Northern Minnesota and Palmetto, Florida.  Lloyd was involved in many community organizations such as the Elks Club, Shriners, Masonic Lodge, Moose Club and American Legion.

Lloyd is survived by two brothers, Alwyn DuBois and Deane (Bun) DuBois, Jr. (Colleen), both of Baraboo; a nephew, Jeffrey Judson (Lorie) of Pasadena, CA; two nieces, Marcia DuBois of Emeryville, CA, and Kristi DuBois Stone (Tim Stone) of Baraboo; two grand-nieces, Hilary Stone of Eau Claire, WI, and Emily Judson Shanas (Gary) of Pasadena, CA; a grand-nephew, Nicholas Judson (Lisa), also of Pasadena, CA.; and many beloved friends and neighbors, including Al and Judy Follendorf of Baraboo. 

He was preceded in death by his wife, Eleanor DuBois in 2003; his sister, Rose (DuBois) Judson in 2002; his niece Katherine (Judson) Temple in 2008; and his sister-in-law, Lola (Von Eitzen) DuBois in 2012.

Lloyd was a good-natured, kind and generous person who inspired all of us to be our best selves.  He was loved dearly and will be sorely missed.

The family would like to thank the staffs of Jefferson Meadows and St. Clare Hospital and Dr. Randy Krszjzaniek for their attentive care.

Redlin Funeral Home is assisting the family.  A memorial service is being planned for summer, 2014. 

Memorials in Lloyd’s honor may be made to the Sauk County Humane Society.

Walter “Wally” Konkel, Portage

Walter “Wally” Roy Konkel, age 80, passed away at his childhood home in Caledonia Township on Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2014. Wally was born March 14, 1933 in Portage to the late George and Myrtle (Rietmann) Konkel. He was a graduate of Portage High School and served in the National Guard. On May 1, 1954 Wally married Joan Kirner. He was self-employed as a carpenter and built several family members’ homes. Wally’s favorite time of year was deer hunting season. He loved hunting with his nephews and extended family and deer camp in the pole shed. Wally also enjoyed fishing and trips to Canada.

He is survived by his wife of almost 60 years, Joan; their children, Terry (Karll) Kruse of Portage, Lori (Jim) Turek of Green Bay and Jeff Konkel of Portage; grandchildren, Katelyn (fiance, Joel Webb) Kruse of Madison, Kristopher Kruse of Portage, Mia Turek and Tim Turek of Green Bay; sisters, Delores Bublitz, Nellie (Allen) Zurbachen, Barb Kluge, Karen (Dale) Nichols; sisters and brothers-in-law, Joyce Herwig, Fred Koroch, Janice Frank, Ron (Arlene) Kirner, Jackie Healy, Larry Kirner, Jeanne Baertsch; as well as numerous nieces and nephews and many other friends and relatives.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his mother and father-in-law, Mildred and Paul Kirner; brothers-in-law, Ken Bublitz, Bob Kluge, Stuart Herwig, Everett Frank Jr., sister-in-law, June Koroch and son-in-law, Peter Sviatoslavsky.

Family and friends may call at Redlin Funeral Home, 401 Madison Ave. in Baraboo on Friday, Jan. 24, 2014 from 9 a.m. until the time of the funeral service at 10:30 a.m. with Pastor Jonathan Tipton officiating. Burial will be at Oak Grove Cemetery in Portage. To celebrate Wally’s carpentry skills, donations may be made to Habitat for Humanity, P.O. Box 38, Baraboo, WI  53913.

Alvin D. Wilzewske, Frostproof, FL

Alvin “Al” D. Wilzewske of Frostproof, Florida, formerly of Baraboo passed away unexpectedly on Friday, Dec. 20, 2013 at Winter Haven Hospital in Florida after a brief illness. He was born June 27, 1929 in North Freedom to Otto and Lillian Wilzewske. In April of 1952 he married the love of his life, Mary Agnes Huhnstock. They made their home in Baraboo until his retirement in 1991 at which time they sold their home and went traveling in their home on wheels. They saw much of the United States before and after his retirement. Eventually they would settle for 6 months out of the year in Florida and 6 months in the Lake Delton area. In October of 2012 they made Frostproof their home year round.

He spent most of his career as a lineman for Wisconsin Power and Light. He and Mary enjoyed seeing much of the United States in their Avion trailer, making many friends along the way. He had a large garden for many years which he shared the harvest with family and friends. He was very talented and was able to solve problems and fix anything. He was very good to his nieces and nephews and would help them anyway he could. He made many beautiful wood things; projects which he shared with family and friends and sold at small craft shows. These wood projects will be a wonderful remembrance.

He is survived by his loving wife, Mary; sisters-in-law, Virginia Weidling of Wisconsin Dells and Jean Wilzewske of California; as well as many nieces and nephews and friends all over the U.S.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Otto and Lillian; his in-laws, Konrad and Freda Huhnstock; brothers, Emmerson, and Walter (Elsie); sisters, Helen (Al) Hess and Mabel (Reuben) Graetz, and Marie Wilzewkse; brother-in-law, Robert Huhnstock; sister-in-law, Victoria (Harold) Holt as well as a nephew, Jimmy Hess.

According to Al’s wishes, a private family service will be held at a later date

David Lowell Malchow, Medford

David Lowell Malchow passed away on Wednesday, January 15, 2014 at St. Clare Meadow’s. David, son of Harvey and Wanda (Clausen) Malchow was born on September 21, 1943 in Wisconsin. He was united in marriage to Carol Rief, though later divorced, they were always important to one another. 

David worked for the City of Madison’s Police Department from 1966 to 1981. He held the rank of a Sergeant. He then worked for the Taylor County Sheriff’s Department for 26 years, where he retired from law enforcement. 

David loved gardening and yard work. He also enjoyed trips to the casino with his friends and sons. 

He is survived by his children, Adam (Tammy) and Christopher (Andrea); grandchildren, Angela (Evan) Bulla, Sarah (Kyle) Hoefer, and Christopher and Ryan Malchow; 5 brothers, Harvey Lance, Jim, Steve, Mike and Wayne; former wife, Carol Malchow; niece, nephews, and many other relatives and friends. 

David was preceded in death by his parents; and infant granddaughter, Lexi. 

A memorial service will be held at a later date. Redlin Funeral Home is assisting the family.

 

 

 

 

Christine A. Lawrence, Baraboo

Christine ‘Chris’ A. Lawrence, of Baraboo formerly of Hillsboro, passed away after a brief illness, on January 10, 2014 surrounded by her children and sister. She was born in Hillsboro on November 17, 1950.  Chris is survived by her children, Heather (Mike) Becker of Evansville, Holly (Jay) Millin of Dane, and Heath Heiliger of Poynette; grandchildren, Collin and Cadence Becker, and Jayden and Jamison Millin; and a sister, Cozette (Wayne) Austin of Stoughton.  Chris was proceeded in death by her parents, Delbert and Alice Lawrence; brother, Conrad Lawrence; and sister, Colleen Ellison.  A Memorial Service will be held in Hillsboro on Saturday, April 26, 2014.

 

Donald Stoll, Baraboo

Donald Gregory Stoll, age 86, of Baraboo passed away on Tuesday, January 14, 2014 at St. Mary’s Hospital in Madison. Don was born on May 1, 1927.  

Don  proudly served his country at a very young age, after many years of service, he was honorably discharged from the U.S. Army Artillery Division. He was a graduate of the Chicago School of Engineering, and was employed as a civil engineer at Olin Corporation until his retirement. Don, along with his wife Arlin started their life together in Wichita, KS, where he worked for the Boeing airlines plant. Don and Arlin moved back to their home city of Oshkosh where he enjoyed sailing on Lake Winnebago. Together they moved their family to Baraboo in 1968. Don enjoyed trout fishing, hunting, and spending time at his cabin up north; which he named God’s Lit’l Acres. He loved his dogs, especially his Irish Setters and his wife’s Yorkie. 

Don is survived by his children, Gregory (Mari), Gail, and Matthew Stoll; grandchildren, Kelly (Brent) Henke, Kyle and Ryan Stoll, and Laura (Caleb) Klinge; two great-grandchildren; as well as many nieces; nephews; other relatives; and friends. 

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Arlin in 1997; daughter, Susan; son, Jeffrey; brother, Dickie; and sister, Liz. 

A Memorial Visitation will be held on Friday, Jan. 17, 2014 at the Redlin Funeral Home from 3p.m – 6p.m. Military Rites will be conducted by Baraboo Veteran’s Honor Guard at 3p.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be held at Riverside Cemetery in Oshkosh at a later date.

Connie Lauver, Baraboo

Connie Lauver, 64, of Baraboo passed away on Jan. 10, 2014 at St. Clare Meadows Care Center in Baraboo. Born the daughter of Arlis and Betty (Haskins) Perkins on Dec. 14, 1949. Connie was united in marriage to Lonny Lauver for many years; he preceded her in death on Jan. 29, 1998. 

Connie worked for Seneca Foods for almost 20 years; she then continued her working career at Walmart for almost 11 years before having to leave work do to her illness. Connie always had a strong, passionate, unconditional love for animals.  

Connie is survived by her daughter, Tiffany Lauver; brothers, Mick (Carrol) Perkins and Paul Perkins; brother-in-law, Jay Pilger; special friends, Lee and Shirley; as well as numerous nieces; nephews; other relatives; and dear friends. 

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; long-time companion, Bill Akers. 

Per Connie’s wishes no formal services will be held. Redlin Funeral Home is assisting the family.

 

Joan R. Goethel, Baraboo

Joan R. Goethel, 92, of Baraboo passed away Monday, January 6, 2014 at the Sauk County Health Care Center in Reedsburg. Joan, daughter of Frank and Harriet Roach was born on October 11, 1921 in Eau Claire. She was united in marriage to Charles Goethel on July 8, 1946 at St. Patrick’s in Eau Claire.

Joan was an active member of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church as well as various church groups including the Legion of Mary. She was a proud recipient of the Paragon Award. Joan volunteered years of service to the St. Clare Meadows Care Center. Family always came first for Joan. After raising 11 children, she and Charles enjoyed traveling, especially salmon fishing on Lake Michigan. She was a good mother, grandmother and great-grandmother to her family.  

She is survived by her children, Margaret (John) Biwersi of Maplewood, MN, Chuck (Jan) Goethel of Eau Claire, John (Linda) Goethel of Baraboo, Tom (Terry) Goethel of Baraboo, Paul (Sheila) Goethel of Baraboo, Joan (Ron) Brecka of Baraboo, Mark (Beth) Goethel of Glen Allen, VA, Dan (Kelly) Goethel of Mt. Juliet, TN, Matt (Diane) Goethel of Farmington, MN, Pete (Beth) Goethel of Baraboo; she is further survived by 26 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; siblings, Alice (LeRoy) Drinkman of Eau Claire, Mae (Metro) Maznio of Cable, Nancy Glocke of Burnsville, MN and Patrick (Joyce) Roach of Omaha, NE as well as nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends.

Joan was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Charles; daughter, Rita Ann Goethel; sisters, Barbara (Jim) Haugen and Janet (Romaine) Robillard and brother-in-law, Carl Glocke.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Joseph Catholic Church on Friday, Jan. 10, 2014 at 11 a.m. with Father Jay Poster officiating. Visitation will be held on Thursday, Jan. 9, 2014 at Redlin Funeral Home from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m. and at the church on Friday from 10 a.m. until the time of mass. A Rosary will be held on Thursday at the funeral home at 3:30 p.m. Burial will follow the mass at St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Joseph Catholic Church or the Sauk County Health Care Center.

 

The family would like to extend a special thank you to all who cared for Joan, especially the staff of the Sauk County Health Care Center and Meadow Ridge.

Cristina Nicole Bishop, Baraboo

Cristina Nicole Bishop, 28, of Baraboo, entered into eternal life on Dec. 30, 2013. She is survived by two sons, Isaiah, 8, and Garrett, 2; mother, Anna Cook; father, Cliff Bishop; grandparents, Sam and Juanita Scace; brother, Josh; sisters, Angel, Madison, and Cassie; as well as many family members; and friends. She was a devoted member of Walnut Hill Bible Church in Baraboo; as well as a passionate member of Mothers of Preschoolers (MOPS) of Walnut Hill. She had a deep connection and love for God. Her greatest joy was her two sons. Her strength and compassion will live on in them. She not only leaves behind her two very precious gifts of life; she selflessly donated her organs so that others will have the gift of life. She will live eternally with her heavenly Father and forever be loved by the lives she touched on Earth.

Visitations will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 5 and from 10 to 11 a.m. on Monday, Jan. 6. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, Jan. 6 with a luncheon to follow. Visitations and service will be held at Walnut Hill Bible Church in Baraboo. The family has established a memorial fund at youcaring.com (search “God’s beautiful Angel Cristina”).