Lucille LaMar, Baraboo

Lucille Elizabeth LaMar, age 94, passed away Saturday May 30, 2015 in Downing, Missouri. She was the daughter of Burr and Fern Apker. She was united in marriage to Vernon LaMar on February 13, 1939.

She worked at Allis Chalmers for 12 years, Rivers Edge Resort, and enjoyed her family and her pet dog, Peanut.

Lucille is survived by her daughter, Sharon (Tom) Konke; grandchildren, Mark (Mellisa) Konke, Eric (Julie) Konke; great-grandchildren, Laura (Henry), Aaron, Autumn; great-great-grandchildren, Henry and Zachary. Sister-in-laws, Madalynne Lyon and Barbara Roesler. She was further survived by other friends and relatives.

Lucille was preceded in death by her husband Vernon; brother, Leroy; sisters, Lavonne and Laverle.

Funeral services will be held at Redlin Funeral Home Tuesday June 2, 2015 at 11 AM. Visitation will take place at 10 AM until the time of the service. Pastor Derick Bacon will be officiating. Burial will follow at Walnut Hill Cemetery.

Clarence H. Schellenberger, Baraboo

Clarence H. Schellenberger, Baraboo Clarence H. Schellenberger, age 103 of Baraboo, passed away on Friday, May 29, 2015 at Maplewood of Sauk City.

Clarence, son of Henry and Bertha (Hippler) Schellenberger was born May 16, 1912 in at home in Baraboo. On April 9, 1938 he was united in marriage to Myra Stieve at St. John’s Lutheran Church’s Parsonage in Baraboo; they celebrated 71 years of marriage. From a young age, Clarence helped his father run his dairy farm and helped farm a neighboring farm as well. He also drove dump truck for Deppe, worked for Carpenter Seed and helped in setting up auctions for the Gavin Bros. He was a longtime member of St. John’s Lutheran Church in Baraboo.

Survivors include his son, Donald (Pearl) Schellenberger of Baraboo; four grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; six great-great grandchildren; other relatives and friends. Clarence was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Myra; daughter, Catherine (Richard) McKee; brother, Lawrence Schellenberger; and his sister, Esther Welch.

Funeral Services will be held on Wednesday, June 3, 2015 at 2 p.m. at Redlin Funeral Home with Pastor Ervine Vomhof officiating. Visitation will be held from 1 p.m. until the time of service at the funeral home. Burial will follow at Walnut Hill Cemetery.

Stuart Arthur Schlender, Baraboo

Stuart Arthur Schlender, age 92 of Baraboo died on Tuesday, May 26, 2015 at St. Clare Meadows Care Center. Stuart, son of Fred and Helen (Jahn) Schlender was born on May 11, 1923 in Baraboo. He attended Ikey Elementary School and graduated from Baraboo High School. On March 29, 1946 he was united in marriage to Elizabeth Breneman in San Francisco. Stuart proudly served his country in the US Navy for 2 years before being honorably discharged. Throughout his working career he farmed, worked on an apple orchard and served as Fire Warden. He was a longtime member of Emanuel United Methodist Church. Stuart managed Darrows/LaMasney Construction men’s softball team for 20 years in Portage. He had a passion for fishing and hunting that he enjoyed right up to this past year. His shots were a little better and the fishes’ shoulders a little bigger in his joking way. Then he would celebrate to everyone discreetly with his BBB. In his free time he enjoyed softball, baseball, and playing cards. Besides his unselfish devotion to his wife and children he was an honorable and respected friend to everyone he met. Stuart had a way with his crafty sense of humor; he was able to make anyone laugh while never offending them. He had a special way to bring a smile to the room.

Survivors include his loving wife of 69 wonderful years, Elizabeth of Baraboo; children, Corby (Vera) Schlender, Craig (Elizabeth) Schlender, Clark (Diane) Schlender, Stephanee (Don) Flentje all of Baraboo and Jeffrey Schlender of North Freedom. He is further survived by  13 grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren; sisters, Margaret Schaitel of Baraboo, Lucille Outhouse of Oregon; as well as nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Bill; brothers-in-law, Ray Schaitel and Perry Outhouse; as well as sisters-in-law, Beverly Paske and Doris Schlender.

Funeral Services will be held on Monday, June, 1, 2015 at 11 a.m. at Emanuel United Methodist Church with Pastor Blake Overlien officiating. Visitation will be held on Sunday, May 31, 2015 from 1 p.m. until 3 p.m. at Redlin Funeral Home and on Monday from 10 a.m. until the time of service at the church. Military Rites will be conducted by the Baraboo Veterans Honor Guard at the church.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to all the health care providers that crowned, Stuart, as their favorite; for all of their wonderful, loving care. “We are eternally grateful to our sister, Stephanee, for the unselfish, loving care she has given to dad and mom.”

 

Edward J. Tourdot, West Baraboo

Edward “Ed” Tourdot, age 88 of West Baraboo passed away peacefully on Monday, May 25, 2015 at home with his wife, Patricia at his side.  Ed, son of August and Florence (Kaldenberg) Tourdot was born March 19, 1927 in Reedsburg.  He graduated from Reedsburg High School. Following high school he was drafted into the United States Army. During his time in the service he served in Italy and was honorably discharged on Feb. 1, 1947. While at a dance at the Eagles Club he met the love of his life, Patricia Phelps. On Sept. 10, 1947 they were united in marriage at St. Joseph Catholic Church. He worked as a carpenter and foreman for the Gardner-Bell Construction Company. He then took a job at Badger Army Ammunition Plant and worked his way up from carpenter to maintenance superintendent and retired after 32 years of employment. Ed was very involved and held many local and state offices for the following organizations: Knights of Columbus, Holy Name Society, St. Vincent de Paul, Toast Masters, Elk’s Club, Boy Scouts, and St. Joseph’s Catholic Parish. He worked with Monsignor Gray as a founding father of Camp Gray Youth Camp. In his free time he enjoyed hunting, fishing, bee keeping, card playing, ginseng hunting, sports and bowling with his children, grandchildren and friends. In his last days he was able to visit the cabin at the farm. Above all these things, Ed was a loving husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather and brother.

Survivors include his loving wife, Patricia of West Baraboo; children, Dennis (Holly) Tourdot of Madison, Larry (Michelle) Tourdot of Baraboo, Gwen (Jeff) Kingston of Madison, David (Patty Russell) Tourdot of Baraboo, Linda (Mike 8/14/06) (Todd Meyer) Porter of Baraboo and Greg (Mary Alice) Tourdot of Lake Zurich, Ill.; grandchildren, Heather (KC) Nilsen, William (Jen) Tourdot, Eric (Carli) Tourdot, Casey (Jenna) Rinehart, Allison (Jon) Tourdot, Nik (fiancée, Alicia) Tourdot, E. Tyler (fiancée, Chloe) Tourdot, Carrie Kingston, Thaddeus Kingston, Shelly (Tom) Keller, Chad Tourdot, Ian (Angie) Porter, Brad (Tammy) Porter, Josh Porter, Melinda (Adam) Moe, Mary Beth (Joe) Ramono, Emily (fiancé, Jacob) Tourdot; great-grandchildren, Bella, Sophia and Lily Nilsen, Ellie and August Tourdot, Evelyn and Thomas Tourdot, Maevy and Dylan Rinehart, Manny Kingston, Morgan and Alyssa Bittner, Allen and Alyssa Keller, Sierra Tourdot, McKenna Mel and Ava Porter, and Hadley Porter. He is further survived by his siblings, Clara “Ruth” Lawinger, Jeanette Stieve, Florence (Wallace, Jr.) Bradley, Evelyn (Ed) Bulin, Joe (Mary Lou) Tourdot and Bob (Donna) Tourdot; sisters-in-law, Nelda Phelps, Darlene Decker, LaVon Puttkamer; and brothers-in-law, Bob Phelps and John Wegner, as well as numerous nieces, nephews, dozens of cousins, other relatives and friends.

Ed was preceded in death by his parents, August and Florence; in-laws, Frank Phelps and Edna Miller; son-in-law, Mike Porter; daughter-in-law, Kris Tourdot; siblings, George (Virginia) Tourdot, Mary (Don) Gallagher, Helen (Francis) Kaul, Charlie (Mary) Tourdot, and Anna Wegner; sisters-in-law, Lenore Phelps, Rosetta (Charles, Sr.) Lyke, Charlotte Phelps and Katherine (Phelps) Stein;  brothers-in-law, Harvey Stieve, Don Lawinger, Arthur Puttkamer, Red Miller, Carol Decker, Clinton Phelps and Franklin Phelps.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, May 30, 2015 at St. Joseph Catholic Church with Father Jay Poster officiating. Visitation will be held at the church from 10 a.m. until the time of mass. Interment will follow at St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery where Military Rites will be conducted by the Baraboo Veterans Honor Guard. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Joseph Endowment Fund or St. Vincent de Paul. The Redlin Funeral Home is assisting the family.

The family would like to thank Home Health United Hospice as well as his caregiver, Michelle.

Gloria J. Hein, Baraboo

Gloria Jean Hein “Glo”, age 67, born March 15, 1948, of Baraboo, went to be with her Heavenly father on   May 5, 2015 after a courageous battle with cancer. Everyone that knew Gloria, had a true friend; she will be remembered by her contagious smile, enthusiastic greetings, generosity and always looking for the positive in everyone.

Forty eight years ago on May 11, 1968 Gloria married her best friend and love of her life Gene Francis Hein at the United Methodist Church, Merrimac, in which they still attend. In 1969, Gene and Gloria’s first daughter was born followed by a second daughter two years later; from then on it was “family” that was their priority in life.

Some may recognize Gloria from when she worked for the Baraboo News right out of high school or the bakery (downtown Baraboo) for 11 years. Others may know her from Flambeau Plastics, church, or possibly the Baraboo School district, kitchen; none the less, even if you didn’t know Gloria by her name you would know and remember her by her kind soul.

Gloria’s hobbies were gardening, studying the bible, going out to eat with friends and creating her own recipes (which could never be duplicated because she never wrote them down). She also liked to play cards, penny slots and loved playing board games with her grandkids.

Gloria is survived by her husband, Gene Francis Hein; her dog Ellie Mae; two daughters, Peggy Sue Hein-Luther (Clint), Becky Jean Hein-Tollaksen; two grandchildren, Kayla Sue Tollaksen, Kapriece Londin Tollaksen; two step grandchildren, Jolene Luther, Ronny Bernander; one brother, Kenneth Bonnell (Peggy); her mother-in-law, Ruth Hillebold; three sisters-in-law, Donna (Hein) Olsen (Timothy), Elsa Hein and Joyce Sippialis and many loving nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Gloria was preceded in death by her parents Ivor Bonnell and Eleanor (Hall) Bonnell; her fathers-in-law, Donald Hein, Matthew Hillebold and her brother-in-law, James Hein.

A church service will be held on Saturday, May 30, 2015 at10:00 A.M. at the United Methodist Church, Merrimac with Pastor Roxi Gnatzig and Pastor Anita Genrich co-officiating. A celebration of life will follow at the same location. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the family to be used toward Endometrial Cancer Funds. The Redlin Funeral Home is assisting the family.

“I am glad for the time spent with family and friends; I love you; celebrate our life together. I am ready to see Jesus. The Lord is my Shepard and he is bringing me home. Look for a rainbow, the sunshine, the moon, a butterfly or a breeze. I will be with you! So is God; have peace.”

Bruce Wallace, Baraboo

Bruce C. Wallace, 72, passed away on Friday, May 22, 2015 at his home in Baraboo. He was born on Dec. 5, 1942, the son of Charles and Lillian (Urban) Wallace. He was united in marriage to Shirley Hyer on Nov. 12, 1983. He graduated from Menomonee Falls High School and proudly served in the US Army, being stationed in Germany. He was a member of VFW 987.

His special interests included building and flying ultralights, riding his Harley, nurturing his backyard birds, and reading.

Bruce is survived by his wife, Shirley; son Charlie (Jayme); siblings, Dale (Maryann), Diane, Craig (Donna); and his faithful canine companion, Eli. He was preceded in death by his parents; his step-father, Bernie Schad; and brother, Brian.

Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 AM on Wednesday, May 27, 2015 at Walnut Hill Bible Church, 1900 East St. in Baraboo, with Pastor Dave Hutchens officiating. Visitation will be held at the church from 9:00 AM until the time of the service on Wednesday. Burial will immediately follow in the Walnut Hill Cemetery. Military Rites will be conducted by VFW Post 987. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to People Helping People, 309 Mine Rd, Baraboo, WI 53913 or the charity of your choice. The Redlin Funeral Home is assisting the family.

Gladys F. Getschman, Baraboo

Gladys Frieda Getschman, 78, of Baraboo passed away on Saturday, May 16, 2015 in Baraboo. She was born the daughter of Fred and Anna (Mellenthin) Petzke on August 2, 1936 in the Denzer area. Gladys was united in marriage to James Getschman on May 18, 1957.

Gladys was a very active member of the Emanuel United Methodist Church in Baraboo; where she helped the Ladies Aid with luncheons and taught Sunday School. Her working career included teacher’s aide in the elementary level, treasurer of the city of West Baraboo and the Excelsior Township. She also enjoyed volunteering; especially helping to restore the Al Ringling Theatre. Gladys spent her free time gardening, square-dancing, crocheting, and she was a great cook.

Gladys is survived by her husband, James; children, Kendra (Wayne) Lipska and Brenda (John) Brokish; grandchildren, Michele (T.J.) Esser and Courtney (Steven) Dingfelder; great-grandchildren, Bryce, Alexis, Roman, and Zoey. She is further survived by her siblings, nieces, nephews, other relatives, and dear friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

A Memorial Service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, May 30, 2015 at the Emanuel United Methodist Church in Baraboo with Pastor Blake Overlien officiating. Visitation will be held on Saturday from 10 a.m. until the time of service at the church. A brief graveside service will be held following services. The Redlin Funeral Home is assisting the family.

Hazel E. Leiser, Baraboo

Hazel E. Leiser passed away on Saturday, May 16, 2015 at Meadow Ridge Assisted Living in Baraboo at the age of 88.  Born in Baraboo on June 26, 1926 she was the seventh child of Edward and Carrie Amy (Beardsley) Wieglow’s eight children.  She graduated from Baraboo High School in 1944 and married Ronald D. “Roundy” Leiser a year later on October 11, 1945.  They farmed north of Baraboo and continued to live on the farm several years after their retirement. Hazel was a lifelong member of First Presbyterian Church in Baraboo.  

Hazel is survived by her children, Yvonne (Jack Olson) Leiser of Kapa’au HI, Teresa (John) Setchell of Mendota, IL, and Randal Leiser of Baraboo WI; her grandchildren, Matthew (Krista) Westerman, Kristen Westerman Escatel, Jamy Olson (Garrett McNally) and Justin (Kira) Setchell; and by her great-grandchildren: Antonio, Zachariah, Dagen, Marly, Rhyan, Alyson and Lumen.  She is also survived by her sister Martha “Billie” Lawson of Forest Park, GA; her sister-in-law Marilyn Bland of Altadena, CA; four step-grandchildren; 11 step-great-grandchildren; and one step-great-great-granddaughter.  She was also thankful to have these special people in her life, Ellen Holcomb, Lester and Donna Beardsley, the Girls of ’44 and her church family. 

Hazel is preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Ronald Leiser; her siblings, Margaret Pasko, Roger Wieglow, Kenneth Wieglow, Dorothy Muniz, Winifred Foster and Leo Wieglow. 

A Private Memorial Service will be held at a later date. The Redlin Funeral Home is assisting the family.

 

Nancy A. Vodak, North Freedom

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nancy Ann (Ready) Vodak of North Freedom, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, May 12, 2015 at St. Clare Hospice House in Baraboo. Nancy was born the daughter of Francis and Irma (Braatz) Ready on February 23, 1931 in Watertown. She grew up in Baraboo and Reedsburg, graduating from Reedsburg High School in 1949. Don Lichte said,” Nancy Ready was the prettiest girl in the Reedsburg High School”. During high school, Nancy was a member of the “Tams Club”. A group of high school friends from Reedsburg and she was very proud of the club. Her early employment included Brown’s Drug Store in Reedsburg. Her boyfriend at the time, Ritchie Bartholomew, then got her a job at the office of Dr. Edwards in Baraboo as his sister was on maternity leave. Mom loved that job and often spoke fondly of it. She later met Harley James Vodak and they were married in 1956. She spent the next 53 years by his loving side, growing their family business Vodak TV, along with Joseph and Barbara Vodak. Nancy was a member of the Daughters of Isabella for many years and a member of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church.  Harley and Nancy were blessed with good health throughout most of their lives. While raising a family of 4 children, they made time to travel extensively around the United States and the world. Their favorite traveling companions were long time friends Charles and Darleen Bindner of California. Happy hour for the four of them always started promptly at 4 p.m. Mom loved card club and birds, especially Cardinals. She enjoyed many family gatherings for holidays and of course “birthday month”. She never complained of her later handicap and lived a full and wonderful life. Her health declined over the past 3 years and she put up a courageous and valiant fight, enduring many hospital and nursing home stays always to return to her home.

She is survived by two daughters, Katherine (Loren) Thering ; Suzanne (Jerome) Ninnemann. One son, Kevin (Ronda Telvick) Vodak. She is also survived by her sisters-in-law Barbara Vodak and Arnita Ready, grandchildren Jamie (Jenny) Kufner, Morgan and Lanaih Vodak & Regan Vodak. Her great grandchildren, Zachary Cheek, Jarrod, Justin and Jenna Kufner. She is further survived by many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends, special friends Frank and Rose Mosz, long time family friend Brother Terrence (BT) Bullock and of course by her beloved canine companion Dolly Mae(aka Daisy Duke & Dixie Lou).  She was preceded in death by her parents Francis and Irma Ready,  parents-in-law, Joseph and Julia Vodak; husband, Harley James; son, Paul;  brother, Robert Ready; brother-in-law, Joseph Vodak and sister-in-law, Mabel Grooms. The family would like to thank all of the caregivers involved in Nancy’s care over the years including St. Clare Hospital, St. Clare Meadow’s Rehab and St. Clare Hospice House/Home Health United.

The Daughters of Isabella will pray the rosary at 4 p.m. on Monday, May 18, 2015 in the Holy Family Room in honor of Nancy. A Mass of Christian burial will be held at 12 noon, Tuesday, May 19, 2015, at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Baraboo with Father Jay Poster officiating. Visitation will be held from 10 a.m. until the time of mass at the church. Interment will follow at Oak Hill Cemetery in North Freedom. In memory of Nancy, buy yourself and a friend a nice dinner and/or drink and toast to her. Memorials can be made in Nancy’s name to National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Wisconsin Chapter, 1120 James Drive Suite A, Hartland, WI 53029. The Redlin Funeral Home is assisting the family.

 

Dorothy Faber, Jefferson formerly of Baraboo

Dorothy E. Faber, 95, of Jefferson formerly of Baraboo passed away on Monday, May 11, 2015 at the Jefferson Memory Care. Dorothy was born the daughter of Arthur and Johanna (Mears) Mullaley on September 12, 1919 in Bear Creek Township. She was united in marriage to Vincent Faber on December 1, 1943 at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Loreto.

Dorothy enjoyed crocheting, doing crossword puzzles, and especially playing solitaire until the end. She had been a member of the VFW Ladies Auxiliary Post 1916; as well as a longtime member of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Baraboo.

Dorothy is survived by her daughter, Mary (John) Jones of Fort Atkinson; three grandsons, John (Monica), Steven (Kim), and Brad (Tessie) Jones; and eight great-grandchildren, Lexie, Maddie, Trevor, Andrew, Amelia, Evan, Nickoletta, and Dionisia. She is further survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; and siblings, Donald Mullaley and Mary Drescher.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11am on Monday, May 18, 2015 at the St. Joseph Catholic Church in Baraboo with Father Garrett Kau officiating. Visitation will be held from 10am until the time of service at the church. Burial will follow services at the St. Patrick Catholic Cemetery in Loreto. Memorials may be made to Rainbow Hospice Care, 147 W. Rockwell St. Jefferson, WI 53549. The Redlin Funeral Home is assisting the family.