Marlene J. Kent, Baraboo

Marlene Joyce Kent, age 81, of Baraboo passed away on Wed. Dec. 31, 2014 at Our House Senior Living in Reedsburg. She was born the daughter of Wilber and Doris (Arner) Cahoon on August 25, 1933 in Baraboo. Marlene was united in marriage to William “Bill” C. Kent on September, 12, 1952 at the First Presbyterian Church in Baraboo.

Marlene was a High School graduate of the Wisconsin Dells High School. After high school Marlene waitressed at The Alpine in both Lake Delton and Baraboo. She was employed at Industrial Coils and went on to work as a seamstress at Snowhite Garment Corporation for many years; prior to her retirement she worked at Reinkings Department Store. During her retirement, Marlene along with her husband Bill, would enjoy half of the year in Baraboo and spent the other half of the year in Mellen, WI. Together they would enjoy the land of the Chequamegon National Park which surrounded their property. They took full advantage of the outdoors where the fished, hunted, and took lots of picnics. Marlene also enjoyed painting and collecting various glassware. Marlene had been a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Baraboo for 63 years.

Marlene is survived by her children, William S. Kent, Karen (Joe) Litscher, Linda Kent, and Carol (Jeff) Gray; son-in-law, Bart Reece; 11 grandchildren, Jason and Jon Kent, Julie (Sean) Goodman, Jeanette (Paul) Rock, Lisa and Jenny Reece, Ryan Geertsma, Kara (Brad) Bruenig, Laura (Adam Zdenek) Gray, Julie (Brian Bogie) Gray, and Eric Gray; 7 great-grandchildren and another expected in January 2015; as well as a sister, Karen (Richard) Tremain. She is further survived by nieces; nephews; other relatives, and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Bill; daughter, Susan Reece; siblings, Claude (Ival) Cahoon and Jean (Eugene) Blood; in-laws, Lester and Genevieve Kent, Clayton (Babe) Kent, Mary (Charles) Doro, and Lorraine (Melvin Olson.

Funeral Services will be held at 11am on Saturday, Jan. 3, 2015 at the First Presbyterian Church in Baraboo with Pastor Lisa Taylor officiating. Visitation will be held on Saturday from 10am until the time of service at the church. Burial will immediately follow services at the Walnut Hill Cemetery. Memorial may be to the family. The Redlin Funeral Home is assisting the family.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to Dr. Randy Krszjzaniek, St. Clare Meadows, and especially Our House Assisted Living in Reedsburg for all of their wonderful care and compassion.

 

James “Jim” R. Hinz, Baraboo

James “Jim” R. Hinz, age 75 of Baraboo died on Saturday, Dec. 27, 2014 at his home surrounded by his family. Jim, son of Frederick and Ida Mae Hinz was born on April 24, 1939 in Reedsburg. On Sept. 15, 1985 he was united in marriage to Nancy (Markley) Gonzagowski at their home. He was employed by Foley Brothers Quarry in Rock Springs for 18 years as well as Big Joe’s Manufacturing in Wisconsin Dells for over 19 years. In his free time he enjoyed spending time with his family and grandchildren as well as hunting, fishing, camping, barbequing, snowmobiling, racing cars, and demolition derbies. Jim will also be remembered for his love of Dr. Pepper, his Oscar Meyer jumbo hotdogs and the original Lays potato chips.

Survivors include, his wife, Nancy; former wife, Judy Langevin; children, Tim (Tammy) Hinz, Terry (Ann) Hinz, Thomas (Wendie) Hinz, Todd Hinz, Penny Rich, Jeff (Karen) Gonzagowski, Mark Gonzagowski, Laurie (Terry) Coplien, Chris Fish, Linda (Don) Thomas, Richard (Cindy) Gonzagowski, Sam (Rebecca) Gonzagowski; 20 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; brother, Gerald (Diane) Hinz; family friend, Josh Bosworth; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; an infant sister; grandson, Francis Allen Gonzagowski; and a nephew, Steven Hinz.

Memorial Services will be held on Saturday, Jan. 3, 2015 at 2 p.m. at Redlin Funeral Home. Visitation will be held from 12, noon until the time of services at the funeral home. A private inurnment will be held at a later date.

 

Lyle R. Coates, Baraboo

Lyle R. Coates, age 94, of Baraboo, formerly of Madison, passed away on Friday, December 26, 2014 at PineViewCareCenter in Black RiverFalls. 

He was born on June 7, 1920, the son of Sylvester and Marguerite Coates of Waseca, MN. The family moved to Madison, shortly after Lyle’s birth. He was a graduate of MadisonCentralHigh School.  In 1941, he married June Kinsman of Madison, and they celebrated 70 years of marriage in 2011.  Soon after their marriage, Lyle joined the U.S. Army, where he became a paratrooper in the 11th Airborne Division.  His most notable assignment was in the Occupational Forces in Japan.  He, June and their son Robert were in Japan for two years.  He left the Army with the rank of Captain.  He then served in the Army Reserves, and eventually retired with the rank of Lieutenant Colonel. When he returned to civilian life after the war, he began working for Wisconsin Power and Light Company and remained with the company until his retirement.  Early in his career, he worked as a journeyman electrician on a crew building substations, but then worked his way up to District Manager by the time he retired.  His career required several moves over the years, from Madison to DeForest, Baraboo, Tomah, Sheboygan, Fond du Lac, and finally back to Baraboo, where he lived for 38 years, until his move to Pine View in April of this year. 

In retirement, he and June were active volunteers at the CircusWorldMuseum for many years.  They were also members of the Fortnightly Club of Baraboo, and the Badger Steam and Gas Engine Club. They were members of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church of Baraboo. Lyle was also a member of the Elks Club, Lions, American Legion, and other organizations. 

He is survived by his son, Robert (Louise) Coates of Deerfield; daughter Carolyn (Duane) Newell of Black River Falls; granddaughters Sarah (Jeremy) Faulkner of Geneva, IL and Melanie Singleton of Orlando, FL; great-grandson Adam Faulkner; sister Marion (David) Hammer of Sparta, IL; brother-in-law Edward (Jean) Kinsman of Kalispell, MT; and other relatives and friends. 

He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife June, his brother William, and an infant daughter, Alice.

There will be no formal memorial service.  Those who wish may make a memorial donation to the International Crane Foundation, P.O. Box 447, Baraboo, WI53913.   

 

Frank Semor, Baraboo

Frank Semor, age 88, of Baraboo passed away on Friday, December 26, 2014 at his home. Frank was born the son of Stephen and Catherine (Rodobicki) Semor on November 5, 1926 in Madison. He was raised on his family farm in Fairfield; where he also attended school. He was united in marriage to Charlotte Young on April 12, 1952. Frank proudly served his country in the U.S. Navy and was a WWII veteran. After his time in the military he went on to work at Oscar Meyer and the Badger Olin Powder Plant where he work in the Motor Pool Department. He had been a member of the Labor Union Local 464 for 50 years, until his retirement. Frank is survived by his daughter, Judy (Donald) Gabelt of Reedsburg; two granddaughters, Jennifer (Anthony) Ebert of Reedsburg and Amber Gabelt; as well as two great-grandchildren, Andrew and Matthew Ebert of Reedsburg; and a nephew, Ralph Plummer of Holly, CO. He is further survived by other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his wife, Charlotte; parents; siblings, Mary, Steve, Catherine, Francis, Ann, and Michael; as well as his foster parents Rose and Ralph Plummer, and foster siblings, Al and Maude Plummer. A Private Graveside Service will be held with military rites. The Redlin Funeral Home is assisting the family.

Timothy R. Cady of Madison, Formerly of Everett, WA

Timothy R. Cady, 60 of Madison formerly of Everett, WA passed away from a long, courageous battle with cancer on Sunday, Dec. 21, 2014 surrounded by his loving family.  Tim never lost his passion for life during his illness. Tim was born on Dec. 20, 1954 to Kenneth and Berniece (Luke) Cady in Reedsburg.

After graduating from Reedsburg High School, Tim joined the Armed Forces where he proudly served in the Army for 11 years. During his military service he was stationed abroad in Germany. After his service with the military he went on to pursue a career in aviation; not only as an airline mechanic but a pilot as well. Besides aviation, he had two main passions; guns and sports cars, his favorite being the Ford Mustang.

Tim was a very motivated person, who never let anything stand in the way of his accomplishments. He will always be remembered for his sense of humor.

Tim is survived by his four sons, Bruce (Melissa) Cady of Portage, Andrew (fiancé Tamara Willey) Cady of Waunakee, Christopher (Amanda) Cady of Portage, Chad Cady of Baraboo; grandchildren, Tyler, Nevaeh, Dante, Nicoli, and Addison; sisters, Barb Swalheim and Pam Cady; brothers, Rick Cady and Ken “John” Cady. He is further survived by many nieces; nephews; other relatives; and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and sister-in-law, Judy Cady.

Funeral Services will be held at 1pm on Saturday, Dec. 27, 2014 at the Redlin Funeral Home, 401 Madison Ave with Pastor Jesse Stevens officiating. Visitation will take place from 12pm Noon until the time of service, at the funeral home. Burial will follow services at the Oak Hill Cemetery in North Freedom. Where Military Rites will be conducted.

The Family would like to extend a special thank you to the staff and caregivers of Agrace Hospice of Fitchburg for their excellent care and compassion.

 

Roger E. Stieve of Baraboo

Roger E. Stieve, 82, passed away peacefully on December 19, 2014, surrounded by his family. Roger was born January 20, 1932, in the town of Baraboo, to Fred and Anna (Kapelka) Stieve. Roger attended school in the Baraboo School District and worked on the family farm for his father.

In 1951, he met the love of his life Mary Ellen McCormick. He continued to work for his father while Mary attended Sauk County Teacher College. On May 22, 1954 they were united in marriage at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Baraboo. They continued to live on the farm on Terrytown Road, until September of 1955, when he was drafted into the military. After basic training at Fort Collin Colorado, he was sent to Fort Dix in New Jersey, later he was sent to Fort Riley Kansas, where he was stationed until his release, being honorably discharged in June 1957. At that time he returned to the farm to work for his parents, until October of 1959, when he and Mary purchased a home on Guppy Street, where they resided for 49 years and 7 months. On November 1, 1959 he went to work for Sauk County Farmers Union Co-op, for the next 34 years where he managed the Agromy Dept.

Roger was very community minded. He was an usher at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church for many years, served on the church council for four terms, he was the chairman of a bingo group for about ten years. He was a 4th Degree Knight with the local Knights of Columbus. He was a 33 year member of the Baraboo Fire Department where he was an Assistant Chief, and was Chief of the Baraboo Ambulance for 17 years. He served as the Exalted Ruler for the Elks from 1975-1976, before being Exalted Ruler, he served in all of the other offices. He was installed as Grand Exalted Ruler, District Deputy in 1991, for the Southwest District in WI, he also held the Vice President office in the same area. He served as Treasurer of Lodge 688 for 3 years, also Treasurer for the PER group for several years. In 1988 he received the Al Dipple Community Service Award.

Roger is survived by his wife Mary, children; Anthony Stieve of Chicago, IL, Theresa (Tom) Dorner of Baraboo, Timothy (Debbie) Stieve of Baraboo, Kathryn (John) Statz of Baraboo, Kevin (Tammy) Stieve, fourteen grandchildren, six great grandchildren. He is also survived by one brother Ronald Stieve of Baraboo; sisters-in-law Bonnie Stieve, Teri McCormick, three brothers-in-law J. Pat (Monica) McCormick, William (Jan) McCormick, and James (Carol) McCormick; many nieces and nephews.

Roger was preceded in death by his parents, brothers; Lawrence Stieve and Harold Stieve; sister, Marian Halweg; nephews, James Halweg and Steven Halweg; brother-in-law, Martin Halweg; sister-in-law, LaVerne Stieve.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday, Dec. 27, 2014 at 11 a.m. at St. Joseph Catholic Church with Father Jay Poster officiating. Visitation will be held from 9 a.m. until the time of mass at the church. Inurnment will follow at St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery where Military Rites will be conducted by the Baraboo Veterans Honor Guard. The Knights of Columbus will pray the Rosary at 9 a.m. at the church. The Redlin Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the St. Joseph Catholic School Endowment Fund, St. Joseph Catholic Church or the Baraboo Fire Department.

The family would like to thank the hospital staff, especially Dr. Sessler, Dr. Jarvis and Dr. Orkfritz for the wonderful care and compassion shown to Roger and his family.

 

 

 

Charlotte D. Semor, Baraboo

Charlotte D. Semor, age 80, of Baraboo passed away on Monday, Dec. 15, 2014 at St. Clare Hospital. She was born the daughter of Hersel and Nellie (Appleman) Young on Dec. 19, 1933 in La Farge. Charlotte was united in marriage to Frank Semor on April 12, 1952. She worked many years St. Clare Meadows until she retired.

She is survived by her husband, Frank of Baraboo; her daughter, Judy (Donald) Gabelt of Reedsburg; two granddaughters, Jennifer (Anthony) Ebert of Reedsburg and Amber Gabelt; as  well as two great-grandchildren, Andrew and Matthew Ebert of Reedsburg. She is further survived by other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; sisters, Violet and Janet, and a brother, Edward.

A Private Graveside Service will be held. The Redlin Funeral Home is assisting the family.

Frederick M. Lehmann, Baraboo

Frederick M. Lehmann, age 72 of Baraboo died on Sunday, Dec 14, 2014 at St. Mary’s Hospital. Frederick, son of Frederick Louis and Evelyn Arlene (Sconce) Lehmann was born Feb. 17, 1942 in Baraboo. He graduated from Baraboo High School in 1960. Following high school, Fred enlisted in the Red Arrow Division of the National Guard which he proudly served in for 28 years before retiring. On May 25, 1963 he was united in marriage to Marianne Ramsey at St. Joseph Catholic Church. In his free time he enjoyed hunting, fishing, and wood working.

Survivors include his wife, Marianne; son, Brian (Robin) Lehmann; grandchildren, Alan (fiancé, Jamiee) McCannon, Tyler (Alex) Lehmann, Brian (Jill) Lehmann II; eight great-grandchildren; sister, Sharon (Jerry) Klingenmeyer, brothers-in-law, Walter (Donna) Ramsey, Ronald (Mary) Ramsey, Marvin (Rene) Ramsey, Melvin (Janet) Ramsey; as well as nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; step-mother, Mary Ann (Nachreiner) Lehmann; daughter, Vicki Lee McCannon; and granddaughter, Ashley McCannon.

Funeral services will be held on Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014 at 11 am at Redlin Funeral Home. Visitation will be held from 10 am until the time of services at the funeral home. Burial will follow at St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery where Military Rites will be conducted by the Baraboo Veterans Honor Guard.

Frieda K. Mueller, Wisconsin Dells, formerly of North Freedom

Frieda K. Mueller, age 99, of Wisconsin Dells, formerly of North Freedom, passed away Friday, December 12, 2014 at the Golden Living Center in Wisconsin Dells.

Frieda, daughter of Berend and Lena (Schultz) Ropers, was born on November 16, 1915 in Reedsburg. She spent her career working at McArthur Hammock Factory and Seats Factory in Reedsburg. She also farmed with her husband Bill for many years in North Freedom.

Frieda loved sewing, reading, puzzles, and playing cards. She also enjoyed crossword puzzles.

She is survived by her son, John (Diane) Mueller; grandchildren, Tiffany (Paul) Halverson; great-grandchild, Benjamin; sister-in-law, Luella Ropers; and other relatives and friends.

Frieda was preceded in death by her husband, Bill; and brother, Berend.

Private services are being held.  The Redlin Funeral Home is assisting the family.

Elaine M. Zinkie, Baraboo

Elaine M. Zinkie, 88, of Baraboo, passed away Friday, December 12, 2014 at the Golden Living Center in Wisconsin Dells.

She was born May 8, 1926 in the town of Summit in Juneau County, the daughter of Albert and Martha (Giebel) Brandt. One June 1, 1946 she was married to Arthur Zinkie and was married for 59 years.  Elaine began her working career at St. Mary’s Ringling Hospital in Baraboo in the Nursery Department.  After the transition from St. Mary’s to St. Clare Hospital, Elaine retired after 35 years of service.  She cared for more than 10,000 babies over her career.  She loved taking care of newborns and cared for them as if they were her own.

She enjoyed ceramics, gardening and cooking while living in the Baraboo area for the majority of her life. She was a member of the St. John’s Lutheran Church.

Survivors include her two sons, Tom (Cathy) Zinkie of Baraboo and Steve (Denise) Zinkie of Yorkville, IL; four grandchildren, Greg Zinkie, Steph (Dan) Beardsley, Rachel (Chris) Weaver, Morgan Zinkie; three great-grandchildren, Miranda, Brooke, and Cole; one brother, Donovan Brandt of Wonewoc; two sisters, Lolita Lehman of Baraboo and Adeline Gendreau of Jacksonville, FL; and many other nieces and nephews from Canada to Florida, Texas and Wisconsin.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Arthur, December 29, 2005; her parents; in-laws; several brother-in-laws; and a sister-in-law.

Funeral Services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, December 17, 2014 at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Baraboo with Pastor Carl Schroeder officiating. Interment will be follow at Walnut Hill Cemetery in Baraboo. There will be a visitation from 10 a.m. until the time of service.

In lieu of flowers, memorials to St. John’s Lutheran TV / Radio Fund would be appreciated.  Elaine was a devoted listener to the Radio broadcast for the last 10 years of her life. Special thanks to the staff and nurses at the Golden Living Center for the wonderful care given to Elaine during her stay. Many thanks also to the staff at Our House Assisted Living in Baraboo, where Elaine resided for three years before moving to Golden Living.

Redlin Funeral Home in Baraboo is assisting the family with arrangements.