Robert E. “Bob” Egerstaffer, Baraboo

Robert E. “Bob” Egerstaffer peacefully passed away on July 26, 2014. Born Feb 3, 1931 in Birchwood, WI to John A. and Catharine (Walport) Egerstaffer. Bob served in the Army in Korea, then owned and operated Quality Roofing & Siding for over 50 years. On Aug 27, 1988 he was joined in marriage to Donna and they shared over 25 years together. Bob loved to hunt and fish, play cards, work with his horses, and play with his dogs. 

He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers Claude, Boniface, Bill, Joe & Tony; sisters Irene and Katie; niece Kathy, and nephew “Jack”. He is survived by son David (Mary) Lehman; daughter Karen (Frank) Graeber; step-children Brenda (David) Lampert and Andy (Stacy) Meboe; 7 grandchildren, 2 great-grand daughters, and 2 step-children from a previous marriage: Mark & Shelley.  

Bob’s family, friends, and business associates are invited to attend a remembrance celebration to be held on Friday, Aug 1, 2014 from 2:00 to 8:00 PM at the American Legion, 113 2nd St in Baraboo.  The family is being assisted by Redlin Funeral Home in Baraboo.

Everett C. Voll, Spring Green

Everett Carlton Voll, age 92, formerly of Baraboo, passed away on Friday, July 25, 2014 at the Greenway Manor in Spring Green; after living with his daughter Pamela for two years in Lone Rock. 

Everett, the son of the late Charles and Densie (Carpenter) Voll, was born on December 19, 1921 in Lyons, Wisconsin.  He was a 1940 graduate of Baraboo High School.  He was proud to have served in the US Army and had been a member of Baraboo VFW and American Legion Posts. He was united in marriage to ‘his one true love’ Violet (Hewitt) Voll on June 12, 1942 in Baraboo; she preceded in him in death in 1964. He was later married on June 27, 1966 Ardene J. Burton at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Baraboo; she preceded him in death in 2010. He was employed by Hooper, J. P. Cullen and owned Concrete Builders Company.  He built the building located behind BMO Harris Bank on 8th Street.     

He enjoyed fishing, polka music, and especially his 1941 Indian Sport Scout motorcycle. He was an avid baseball fan and was always torn between rooting for the Cubs or Brewers. 

Everett is survived by three children, Patricia Abitz, Pamela (Randall) Tennessen, and Thomas (friend, Linda) Voll; six grandchildren, Barbara (Darren) Villeneuve, Steven (Cari) Abitz, Paul (Brenda) Hutter, Rhonda (Benito) Orozco, Sheila Voll, and Chadwick Voll; 13 great-grandchildren; his brother, Carl (Shirley) Voll; and brother-on-law, Oliver (Mona) Burton. He is further survived by nieces; nephews; and many friends. 

In addition to his parents; and his wife, Ardene;  Everett was preceded in death by his first wife, Violet (Hewitt) Voll; his brother, Lyle Voll; sister, Verle (Norman III) Stultz; his granddaughter, Angela Voll; and his special dog Booger. 

Private, family services will be held with Pastor Ervine Vomhof officiating,  Burial will follow in the Walnut Hill Cemetery where military rites will be performed by the Baraboo Veterans Honor Guard. Redlin Funeral Home is assisting the family.   

 

Michael T. Lew, Wisconsin Dells

Michael T. Lew, age 67 of Wisconsin Dells, passed away on Thursday, July 24, 2014 at St. Clare Hospital in Baraboo.  Michael, the son of Irwin and Mavis (Schlabach) Cornfield, was born on October 22, 1946 in Milwaukee. 

He was united in marriage to Julie C. Gregus in Beloit, Wisconsin on February 19, 1983.  Mike received a M.A. in Public Policy and Administration from the University of Wisconsin.  He retired after more than 30 years in Management with the Wisconsin Department of Corrections. Mike had been an instructor for the Wisconsin Corrections Training Academy and the Wisconsin Judicial College. He also was a member of the faculty of the University of Phoenix. Mike was very engaged in his community having served as a facilitator of the “Living Well with Chronic Conditions” ADRC, and served on: the Executive Board of the Greater Wisconsin Aging on Aging Resources, the Wisconsin Aging Advocacy Network, the Sauk County Care Transitions Committee; the Sauk County Council on Collaborative Initiatives; St. Clare Hospital Care Core; Reedsburg area Concerned Citizens Group; and as a volunteer tax preparer with VITA/TCE and volunteer project manager for the Sauk County Aging and Disabilities Resource Center.  

Mike loved to travel and had many great vacations with his wife, Julie.  He also enjoyed painting with water colors, golf, and being a member of the Fitchburg Serenity Club.   

He is survived by his wife of 31 years, Julie; three sisters, Judy Cornfield, Susan Kohnke, and Kathy Cornfield (Rick Lipscomb); a brother-in-law, Michael (Darlene) Gregus; and four sisters-in law, Terri, Mary, Rita and Barbara Gregus.  He is further survived by many nieces, nephews, other relatives and dear friends. 

Mike was preceded in death by his parents; a brother-in-law, David Gregus; and his mother-in-law and father-in-law, Frank and Marion Gregus.   

A celebration of Mike’s life will be held at a later date.  For those who wish to do so, memorials may be sent to the American Cancer Society, Home Health United Hospice of Baraboo or St. Clare Hospital, Baraboo.  The Redlin Funeral Home is assisting the family.  

 

 

 

Delores M. Rose, Baraboo

Delores M. Rose, age 81 of Baraboo, passed away on July 20, 2014 after a brief illness.  She was born Jan. 26, 1933, to Olaf and Lily Olson in Valders, WI.  Most of her life was spent in Wisconsin with a period of time in Indiana where she met and married William Blacker, the father of her four adoring children. He preceded her in death in 1963. She later married Harold Rose and eventually moved back home to Wisconsin in the early 70’s to be near her family.

Delores attended school in Prairie du Sac while living in Badger. She always recalled those times very fondly. She worked many years for St. Clare Hospital in a variety of positions. She loved romance novels, rosemaling, dancing and old time polka music. She was extremely proud of her Norwegian heritage, having traveled there twice to visit family. If you asked her how she was doing she would almost always say “short, fat and sassy”.  

She is survived by her 2 sons, Robert (Dawn) Blacker of Baraboo and Richard Blacker (Jodi Whitehead) of Lake Delton; grandchildren, Carrie Blacker of Vero Beach, FL, John and Janelle Blacker both of San Francisco, CA, Austin Blacker of Baraboo, Aaron Blacker (Nicole Smith) of Baraboo, Lorn Blacker (Nichole Coons) of Baraboo, and Mackenzie Cone of Baraboo; great-grandchildren Michael Gardner of Racine, Tristan Blacker, Ty Blacker, Anya Burress, Jace Blacker, Jackson Cone all of Baraboo. She is further survived by 2 sisters, Shirley (Laverne) Steinhorst of Baraboo, Beatrice Mancoske of Denmark; and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Harold; her 2 sons, Terry and William Blacker; sisters, Luella Gilbertson, Sylvia Gilbertson; and 3 brothers, Leo, Floyd, and Gene Olson.

Memorial Services will be held at Noon, on Tuesday, July 29, 2014 at the First United Methodist Church in Baraboo with Pastor Marianne Cotter officiating. Visitation will be held from 11am until the time of service, at the church. Redlin Funeral Home is assisting the family.

Roberta E. Schubring, Baraboo

Roberta E. Schubring, age 89, passed away on Friday, July 18, 2014, peacefully at the Envoy Skilled Nursing Center in Woodbridge, Virginia, after a lengthy battle with Alzheimer’s disease. Roberta, a longtime Baraboo resident had moved to Virginia last year to be with her son and daughter-in-law.

Roberta was born on May 18, 1925 in Madison, Wisconsin to Robert Moulton Eighmy and Ella Amanda (Lee) Eighmy and was raised in McFarland, Wisconsin. She graduated from Madison’s East  High School and attended the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

She married Roy Fred Schubring from Baraboo, Wisconsin at St. John’s Lutheran Church, on March 5, 1955. Roberta was a devoted homemaker for most of her life. She was an active and longtime volunteer at the Baraboo library and was an active volunteer in the church. She was an avid and friendly walker, cross-stitcher, and Teddy bear collector.

She was preceded in death by her loving husband, Roy in 2008 after a lengthy battle with several health issues. Her sister, Kathryn Eighmy Cain, also preceded her in death. She is survived by her son, Donald H. (Michelle) Schubring of Manassas, Virginia; her grandson, Josh (fiancé Danielle Sturgis) Schubring; and her niece, Lynnda (Douglas) DeVries of Grand Haven, Michigan.

Funeral Services will be held at 11am on Friday, July 25, 2014 at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Baraboo with Pastor Carl Schroeder officiating. Visitation will be held from 10:30am until the time of service, at the church. Memorials may be made to the church. Redlin Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.

Margaret (Bender) Marshall, Baraboo

Margaret Bender Marshall, age 98 of Baraboo, passed away peacefully on Sunday, July 20, 2014 at St. Clare Meadows in Baraboo.  Margaret, the daughter of Morton and Mary (Warner) James, was born on June 1, 1916 in Almont, North Dakota. After moving to Wisconsin with her family, Margaret attended the Shady Lawn School between Baraboo and North Freedom. She was united in marriage to Robert L. Bender on July 12, 1933 in Baraboo. After raising three children and 54 years of marriage, he preceded her in death on July 24, 1987. She was later married to Donald G. Marshall on April 26, 1993 in Baraboo.

Margaret was employed as a bobbin winder at Industrial Coils for 23 years. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Baraboo and belonged to the church’s Circle 3. In addition to spending time with her family and friends, Margaret enjoyed walking, playing cards and board games.

 She is survived by, her husband, Donald G. Marshall of Baraboo; her daughter-in-law, Rajean Bender of Baraboo; 10 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; and 20 great-great grandchildren. She is further survived by two sister-in-laws, Evelyn Marshall of Reedsburg, and Hope Marshall of Fort Worth, TX; as well as nieces; nephews; other relatives and many friends.

In addition to her first husband, Robert Bender, Margaret was preceded in death by her parents; two daughters, Bonnie (Jack) Sprowls and Jerroldynn (Don) Kinnick; son, Donald; four grandchildren; two great grandchildren; one great-great grandchild; four sisters, Hazel (Tom) Olson, Lottie (Frank) Gonzagowski, Edith (Ralph) Bloss, Lillian (Gordon) Hengstler; and two brothers, Charles James and John (Viola) James.

Memorial Services will be held on Thursday, July 24, 2014 at 1:00pm at First United Methodist Church with George Burgess and Marianne Cotter co-officiating. Visitation will be held from noon until the time of service at the church. Inurnment will follow at Oak Hill Cemetery in North Freedom. Redlin Funeral Home is assisting the family.

Anna Pauline “Ann” Schellenberger, Baraboo

Anna Pauline “Ann” Schellenberger, 101, of Baraboo, WI, went peacefully to her heavenly home on July 18, 2014, just one month short of her 102nd birthday.

 Ann was born on August 19, 1912 in Baraboo to Glen R. and Clara K. (Bender) Brooks.  She spent her childhood in North Freedom, attending grade school and high school there.  After graduation, she spent some time in the Milwaukee area providing child care and housekeeping for several families there. 

After returning to the North Freedom area, she married Raymond Schellenberger on April 20, 1940 in the parsonage of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in North Freedom.

Ray and Ann took up farming and soon welcomed their first son, Glen Carl in 1942. He was a special baby and only stayed on this earth a short time.  Ray and Ann loved farming together and spent their days raising two more boys on various farms in the North Freedom area.  They raised dairy cattle, hogs and beef cattle.  When her boys were older, Ann went to work as a sewing machine operator at Baraboo Tent & Awning.

Ann & Ray were some of the first members of the Badger Steam and Gas Engine Club and at the time of her death, she was the oldest living member.  In the 50 years of membership, together they built three scale model tractors large enough to carry two adults.  Their summer weekends were spent traveling to various thresharee shows throughout Wisconsin.  They transported “Ann’s Avery” in the back of the pick-up and pulled their camper with them. Later, they hauled the Fairbanks Morse tractor they built together in the workshop on their farm.

Ann was a long time member of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in North Freedom and as long as she was able, she sang in the choir and served in various capacities in the church.  She also belonged to a local Homemakers Group.  She had many friends through both of those organizations.

Ann loved to dance and sing and watch basketball.  You could often find Ray and Ann at a local dance hall in LaRue with their friends, Oscar and Shirley, with Ann on the dance floor during every dance – usually with a female friend as Ray wasn’t much for dancing but he loved to watch her dance.

Winters from about 1975 until Ray’s death were spent in Arizona.  They loved to pull their camper down and park it in various RV parks in the Phoenix Valley.  From Tempe to Apache Junction to Mesa, they loved the warm weather and always welcomed family and friends to visit.

Ann loved her four grandchildren and had a very special relationship with her three great-granddaughters.  Emily, Jordan and Ava have all been blessed to have known her.

In her later years, Ann loved to read Christian novels and do word search puzzles.  She had read her entire Bible twice in the last three years.  She lived in several assisted living facilities, made friends with everyone wherever she went and never a complaint or bad word of anyone.  Ann lived her last years at Oak Park Place and she will be missed by her many young friends who work there.

Ann is survived by her two sons, Gene Schellenberger of Baraboo and Carl (Grace) Schellenberger also of Baraboo; four grandchildren, Michael (Andrea) Schellenberger of Reedsburg, Tracy (Todd) Buelow of Baraboo, Scott Schellenberger, of Verona, and Melisa (Andrew) Skwor of Baraboo; her three beautiful great-granddaughters: Emily Schellenberger, Jordan Buelow and Ava Grace John, several nieces and nephews and many friends.

 She was preceded in death by her husband, Ray Schellenberger, her son, “Baby” Glen Schellenberger, daughter-in-law, Joanne Schellenberger, her parents, one brother, Gerald and one sister, Irma Clement.

A celebration of Ann’s life will be held at 11am on Thursday, July 24, 2014 at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in North Freedom, WI with Rev. Andrew Meyer officiating.   Visitation will be held from 5:30pm to 7:30pm on Wednesday, July 23, 2014 at the Redlin Funeral Home, 401 Madison Avenue, Baraboo.  Additional visitation will take place at 10am until the time of service at the church. Burial will immediately follow service at the Oak Hill Cemetery in North Freedom. Memorials may be made to St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in North Freedom.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to the staff at St. Clare Hospital for their wonderful care; and to the caretakers at Oak Park Place for their friendship and love.  

Albert W. “Al” Mayer, Lake Delton

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Albert W. “Al” Mayer, age 96 of Lake Delton, passed away early Friday morning, July 18, 2014 at home.

Al was born Aug. 29, 1917.   He was the oldest of 3 sons born to Leo and Amelia Mayer.  Al was born in Baraboo where he lived most of his life.  He married Dorothy A. Mayer of Baraboo on March 3, 1949 in Beloit. Together they had six children.  He later relocated to Lake Delton, WI.

Al proudly served his country in World War II as a member of the United Stated Army.  He retired from the Badger Ammunition plant and Mayer Radio & TV.  Al loved to bowl.  He was part of a team that won state champions in 1976, and was individuals state champion in 1987.  He pitched horseshoes and played in leagues for many years.  He was a member of the Eagles Club, where he once served as president as well as a lifetime Elks Club Member.

Al is survived by his brothers Oscar Mayer and Victor Mayer; his special friend and “partner in crime”, Mary June Wolff; his children, Patty (Larry) Pawlak, Jerry Mayer, Teresa Mayer, Tina Peters, Greg (Julie) Mayer; his grandchildren, David (Andrea) Pawlak, Krystal (Greg) Montgomery, Lacey Van Fossen, Alex Mayer, Madeline Mayer and Jacob Mayer; his great-grandchildren, Rachel Pawlak, Paige Pawlak, Derek Pawlak, Peter Montgomery, John Montgomery, Genevieve Montgomery, Andrew Montgomery, Natalie Van Fossen, Allie Van Fossen, Grace Van Fossen, and Brady Van Fossen, as well as his nieces, nephews and many friends.

Al was preceded in death by his parents, his son Michael Mayer, son-in-law Barry Peters, great-grandson Paul Montgomery, and his former wife Dorothy Mayer.

The family would like to express their sincerest appreciation to St Jude’s Hospice Care for their compassion and support. Al was a father, papa, brother, and friend to many.  He was dearly loved and will be missed every day.

A Prayer Service will be held on Saturday, July 26, 2014 at 1 p.m. at Redlin Funeral Home with Father Jay Poster officiating. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. until the time of service at the funeral home. Inurnment will follow at St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery where Military Rites will be conducted by the Baraboo Veterans Honor Guard.

 

 

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.

A memorial service will be held for Lloyd DuBois at 11am Thursday, July 24 at Trinity Episcopal church, 111 6th St., Baraboo. A light lunch will follow at church and a graveside service at Walnut Hill Cemetery with Rev. Scott A. Seefeldt officiating. Redlin Funeral Home is assisting the family. 

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

Keith R. Borck, Sebring, FL

Keith Roy Borck, 84, of Sebring, FL, formerly of Baraboo, passed away Monday, April 28, 2014. Keith was the son of Carl and Esther Borck; he was born October 24, 1929 in Baraboo. He was united in marriage to Charlene Smith on November 9, 1950 at North Freedom Baptist Church.

Keith attended school in Baraboo and graduated from Baraboo High School in 1948. After graduation Keith joined the United States Army. While in the Army he trained to be a helicopter pilot and made it a career. In 1962 while serving in the Republic of Vietnam, Keith, distinguished himself by earning the Distinguished Service Cross (Our nation’s second highest military medal) for extraordinary heroism in action. He was the first soldier to receive this award in the Vietnam conflict. After Vietnam, Keith proved to be one of the Army’s top pilots by being selected to the “Executive Flight” tasked with moving our President around by helicopter. He completed his Army career with the “Executive Flight” having served the Lyndon Johnson and Richard Nixon administrations. Keith and his wife lived in Key West, FL after the Army, for 30 years and spent the last 15 years in Sebring, FL.

Keith is survived by his wife of 64 years, Charlene; his daughter, Debbie (Randy) Evans; grandchildren, Brent Evans of Ft. Myers, FL and Shelley Evans of Salem, Mass.

Keith was preceded in death by his parents; and son, David R. Borck.

Memorial Services will be held at 11:00 AM on Saturday, July 19, 2014 at the Redlin Funeral Home in Baraboo.  The Family wishes to receive visitors, and those who knew Keith, from 10:00 AM until the time of service.  Burial will be held at the Oak Hill Cemetery in North Freedom immediately after the memorial service. Military Honors will be conducted by the North Freedom American Legion.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made Florida Sheriff Youth Ranch, 2486 Cecil Webb Place, Boys Ranch, FL 32064.