Wade D. Newby, Baraboo

A Celebration of Life for Wade “Dave” “Newbs” Newby, who passed away on Thursday, March 13, 2014 will be held on Saturday, May 3, 2014 from 12pm-4pm at his home, The Circle N Ranch, E12950 Hwy 33 in Baraboo. A farewell salute to our friend and loved one will be held at 2 pm. Light lunch and refreshments will be served.

This Celebration will be an opportunity for us to gather together to remember the many ways that Dave “Newbs” touched our lives. 

Please join us to share stories, memories, and laughter as he wished that we would remember him. Those we love don’t go away. They live in our hearts forever.

William “Bill” A. Welk, Baraboo

William A. Welk completed his tour of duty on this earth 20 April 2014. Bill was transferred to his permanent duty station with his God.

Bill is survived by his children Matthew Phillip and Ellen-Murphy Welk of Peters Creek Alaska; Gwen Ellen and Jerry Lufkin of Anthem, AZ; Amy Louise and John Nee of Madison, WI; and Mark Vincent Welk of Crown Point, Indiana; nine grandchildren; and five great grandchildren.

Bill was preceded in death by his wife of 50 years, Caroline Louise Bettinger Welk; son, William A. Welk; grandson, Aron Lufkin; and parents, “Spot” and Mabel Welk.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Friday, April 25, 2014 at 11 a.m. at St. Joseph Catholic Church, in Baraboo, with Father Jay Poster officiating. Visitation will be held from 10 a.m. until the time of service at the church. Burial will follow at St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery where Military Rites will be conducted by the Baraboo Veterans Honor Guard. NO FLOWERS PLEASE! The Redlin Funeral Home is assisting the family.

Dorothy Pace, Baraboo

Dorothy Helen (Klemm) Pace, 80, of Baraboo passed away on Thursday, April 17, 2014 at the St. Clare Meadows Care Center in Baraboo. Dorothy, daughter of Frank and Helen (Zuch) Klemm, was born on September 26, 1933 in Baraboo. She was united in marriage to Michael Pace on May 21, 1960 at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Baraboo. 

Dorothy attended Far View School in Baraboo. She was employed for over 10 years at Industrial Coils Factory. She was a lifelong member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Baraboo. 

Dorothy is survived by her husband of 53 years, Michael; her children, Tina, Julie (special friend, Anthony Uptagraw), Anthony (Cory) Pace all of Baraboo, Gary (Kristi) Pace of North Freedom, and James (special friend, Brenda Lentz) Pace of Portage; eight grandchildren; brother, Frank (Donna) Klemm of Baraboo; sisters, Ramona Jesse, Bernita Klappstein, and Juanita Klemm all of Baraboo; sister-in-law, Beth Klemm of Baraboo. She is further survived by many nieces; nephews; other relatives and friends. 

She was preceded in death by her parents; twin brother, Donald Klemm; brothers, Clifford and Mike Klemm; brothers-in-law, Gordon Jesse and Everett Klappstein; and sister-in-law, Mary Klemm. 

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, April 22, 2014 at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Baraboo, with Father Garrett Kau officiating. Visitation will be held at the church, from 10 a.m. until the time of service. Burial will follow the service at St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Joseph Catholic Church or the St. Clare Meadows Care Center. Redlin Funeral Home is assisting the family.

Dorcas “June” Jackson, Baraboo

June Jackson died April 16, 2014 at Our House Assisted Living in Baraboo. She born on April 11, 1922 in Chicago, IL to James and Pearl (Storey) Creed, who fostered her love of horses by taking her to the Arlington Race Track. She married the love of her life, Kenneth (Jack) Jackson, who preceded in her death in 1982. While in Chicago, she worked at Continental Insurance and later she and Jack owned a small restaurant near Calumet High School, which served many of the students. In 1968, the family moved the Baraboo area. Over many years she worked at the Badger Army Ammunition Plant; was a cook at Baker’s Restaurant and then a salad chef at Devi-Bara; then worked in sales at Isenberg’s in Baraboo, Aunt Jennie’s Gift Shop in Wisconsin Dells, and finally at the Baraboo Wal-Mart before retiring. For the thirty years she lived outside of Baraboo, she enjoyed watching deer, turkeys, and other wildlife coming through her yard. She loved watching the Chicago Cubs and Bears, car races (especially Dale Earnhardt Sr. & Jr.), horse races and golf.

She is survived by sons, Nick (Lynn) Phelan, and Tom (Nancy) Phelan; four grandchildren, Nick (Dawn Smith) Phelan, Lori Phelan, James (fiancé Courtney Donaker) Phelan, and Brandy (Mark) Lea; five great-grandchildren; nieces and a nephew.

June was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; her sister, Jewel; and son, Wayne Phelan.

Her family wishes to thank the staff at Our House for the compassionate and excellent care they gave to June during her stay. Also, Dr. Krszjzaniek for going above and beyond as her doctor. Thanks also to Home Health and St. Jude’s Hospices staff and volunteers for the care they provided to make June’s last months more comfortable.

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

Steven M. Murwin, Beaver Dam

Steven M. Murwin, age 52, of Beaver Dam died unexpectedly on April 11, 2014. Steven, son of Oliver and Patricia (Long) Murwin, was born on August 7, 1961 in Edgerton. Steve attended Edgerton High School and later graduated from UW-Stevens Point with a Wildlife degree. He worked in the shipping and receiving department at Walgreens Distribution Center for many years.

In his free time, Steve enjoyed bird watching, fishing, hiking, camping, wildlife photography and wood carving. He was also a member of the Horicon Marsh Bird Club.

He is survived by his parents, Oliver and Patricia of Baraboo; brothers, Tony (Peggy) of Wonderlake, IL, Brian (Julie) of Janesville, Todd (Katie) of Scottsdale, AZ, and Tim (Linda) of DeForest. He is further survived by many nieces, nephews, and great- nieces and nephews, all very special to their uncle Steve; as well as many aunts, uncles and cousins.

 

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, 310 2nd St. in Baraboo, Wednesday, April 16, 2014 at 11 a.m. with Father Jay Poster officiating. Visitation will be held on Tuesday, April 15, 2014 at the Redlin Funeral Home, 401 Madison Ave in Baraboo, from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. and at the church on Wednesday from 10 a.m. until the time of mass. Memorials may be made to Friends of the Horicon Marsh International Education Center, N7725 Highway 28 Horicon, WI 53032.

 

Lawrence “Wes” Howell, Endeavor

Lawrence “Wes” Howell, age 82, of Endeavor went home to Jesus on Saturday, April 12, 2014, surrounded by family, after a struggle with cancer.

Wes was born April 29, 1931 in Chicago, IL to Lawrence and Temmie (Jennings) Howell. Wes graduated from Argo High School in Argo, IL, attended Northern Illinois University and Greer Tech in Chicago. From 1951 to 1953, he served his country in the Army spending 13 months in Korea, following which he graduated from Western Illinois University in Macomb, IL. He taught math at Glenbrook High School, Northbrook, IL, from 1958 to 1964 and at New Trier High School, Winnetka, IL from 1964 until retiring in 1988. He faithfully and actively served his lord in many areas.

He was united in marriage to Marilyn (Burke) Howell in Winthrop, MA on September 10, 1955, who survives him. Four children blessed their union; Deborah (Bill) Corbett Gurnee, IL, Douglas (Denise) Mukwonago, WI, Greg (Carleen) Minneapolis, MN, and Keith (Sharon) Lakeville, MN; nine grandchildren, Ruth, Rebecca, Mary, and Samuel, all of Minneapolis, MN, Curtis, Courtney, and Darin of Mukwonago, WI, and Dana and Brooke of Lakeville, MN. He is further survived by brothers-in-law, Roger (Maddie) Burke of Ipswich, MA and Larry Burke of St. Petersburg, FL; as well as, sister-in-law Judith Burke of Ocean Grove, NJ.

Wes was preceded in death by his parents, and in-laws.

A Celebration of Life will be held on Wednesday, April 16, 2014 at 11 a.m. at Walnut Hill Bible Church with Pastor Dave Hutchens officiating. Visitation will be held from 10 a.m. until the time of service at the church. A private burial will be held at Walnut Hill Cemetery. The Redlin Funeral Home is assisting the family.

Julia E. Meissner, Baraboo

Julia E. Meissner, age 100, of Baraboo passed away Friday, April 11, 2014 at Reedsburg Area Hospital. Julia, daughter of Joseph and Julia (Kozik) Vavra, was born on February 13, 1914 in Binghamton, New York. Julia attended Binghamton High School where she played on the basketball and field hockey teams. She was united in marriage to Leonard Meissner on January 12, 1946.

During WWII, Julia was an executive secretary to an admiral in the Navy, and served in the 10th fleet in Washington, DC. After the war, she worked for Conway and Conway Law Office, and later Earl Netzband and Associates. In her free time, Julia loved playing bridge, gardening, bowling and dance club.

She is survived by her children, Judith (Thomas J) Tate of Reedsburg, William (Christine) Meissner of St. Cloud, MN, and Leonard (Marie) Meissner of Stillwater, MN; four grandchildren, Sarah Meissner and Anna Meissner both of Minnetonka, MN, David (Beth) Meissner of Plymouth, MN, Nathan (Katie) Meissner of Carbondale, IL; sister, Angeline Pedersen of Chevy Chase, MD; and niece, Joyce (Ray) Kluger of Dresden, NY.

Julia was preceded in death by her parents; husband; brother, Joseph; sisters, Helen and Mary; niece Juliann; and brother-in-law, Wesley.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Joseph Catholic Church on Monday, April 21, 2014 at 11 a.m. with Father Garrett Kau officiating. Visitation will be held from 10 a.m. until the time of mass. Burial will follow at St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery. Military Rites will be conducted by the Baraboo Veterans Honor Guard. Redlin Funeral Home is assisting the family.

 

Larry D. Kissack, Baraboo

Larry D. Kissack died at his home unexpectedly on Wednesday, April 9, 2014. Larry was born June 29, 1946 to Clarence and Dollie (Smith) Kissack in Baraboo. He grew up in lake Delton and graduated from Wisconsin Dells High School in 1964. Larry was a veteran having served his country in the Army during the Vietnam War.

He owned Kissack’s Standard Gas Station in Lake Delton for many years and prior to that held several service positions. For the past 25 years, he was employed by Sysco Food Services, in Baraboo. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge. As a gardener he enjoyed the outdoors; his pastimes were boating as well as tinkering with his old cars. he will be dearly missed by his dogs Dayne, Mollie, Alligirl, and cats Oscar and Lexie.

He is survived by his three sons, Steven, Corey, and Trevor Kissack; fiancé, Judy Hackett; two brothers, Claron “Bud” (Joan) and Charles “Jim” (Arlene) Kissack; and a sister-in-law, Avie Kissack.

Larry was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Ray Kissack; sister, Alberta Petranek; nephew, Bruce Kissack; and great nephew, Richard Weinke.

Larry was a very private man and had a passion for life and enjoyed a good laugh and good conversation. His many friends and Family will miss his quick wit and companionship.

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

George L. Rambo, Baraboo

George Leland Rambo, age 94, died at home on Thursday, April 10, 2014, surrounded by his family. George, the son of Argus and Edna (Morrow) Rambo, was born on August, 31, 1919 in Van Buren Township, Iowa. He and Lottie Hansen were married in 1943.  

George proudly served in the Army Air Corp in WWII; where he was in the Battle of the Bulge. He had since been a life member of the Greenwood Chapter of the VFW. He was an Electrical Engineer and assistant manager at Eagle Signal. He also started a medical supply business in Baraboo. George served on the Governors Manpower Board, Library Board, he was also the President of Kiwanis and United Way. He volunteered for many community projects and was awarded the Man of the Year Award. George was also an active member at the First United Methodist Church in Baraboo. He enjoyed wood working, gardening, and the outdoors.  

George is survived by his wife, Lottie; two sons, Jerry and Jeff Rambo; two daughters, Betty (Doug) Skapyak and Barbara (Glenn) Rambo-Hartley; five grandchildren, Nicholas Rambo, Christina (Renier) Hillebrink, Michael (Katie) Skapyak, Mariah (Matt) Solchenburger, and Grant Hartley; and four great-grandchildren. He is further survived by many other relatives and friends. 

He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother; and a nephew. 

A Memorial Service will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 12, 2014 at First United Methodist Church in Baraboo with Pastor Donna Miller officiating. Visitation will be held from 1 p.m. until the time of service, at the church. Memorials may be made to First United Methodist Church in Baraboo or the Baraboo Public Library. Redlin Funeral Home is assisting the family.

Lois E. Small, Baraboo

Lois Elaine (Kluender) Small passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, April 8, 2014 at the Artesian Living Assistance Center in Baraboo. Lois was born to Henry R. and Henrietta I. (Schultz) Kluender in Baraboo on March 20, 1944. She was a graduate of Baraboo Senior High School class of 1961. She married Donald Leroy Small on Nov. 17, 1962 in Baraboo. Together they had four children, Laurie (Tim) Boyce, Linda (John) Zipsie, Donald (Lisa) Small, and Daniel (Roxanne) Small. 

Many knew her from Baraboo K-Mart, she was employed there for 30 years. She was active in Girl Scouts and 4-H. She also loved teaching Sunday School at Emanuel United Methodist Church.

Lois is survived by her daughter, Laurie; two sons, Donald and Daniel; her grandchildren, who she loved so much, Cortney and Brendan Boyce, Drew Toman, Laura, Cody, Adam, and Aurienne Small, Jordan, Megan and Noelle Small, Elizabeth, Michael, and Kathryn Zipsie; two brothers, Eugene (Ruth) Kluender and Robert (Carole) Kluender. She is further survived by many nieces; nephews; other relatives and friends. 

She was preceded in death by her parents; daughter, Linda Zipsie; and her two sisters, Marie Owens and Arlene Waddell. 

Funeral Services will be held at 1 p.m. on Friday, April 11, 2014 at the Redlin Funeral Home, 401 Madison Ave. Baraboo with Pastor Fred Rilling officiating. Visitation will be held on Friday, April 11, 2014 from 10 a.m. until the time of service, at the funeral home. Burial will follow at Walnut Hill Cemetery.