Jerold “Jerry” Prindle, West Baraboo

Jerold “Jerry” Prindle of West Baraboo, age 64 passed away on Wednesday, June 24, 2015 at UW Hospital. He was born to Elmer and Ila (Dowd) Prindle on January 19, 1951. He was united in marriage to Cheryl. He served in the army for 4 years and served in Vietnam. He cared for his mother for many years. Jerold had always loved to help people whenever possible.    

Jerold is survived by his children, Jeremy and Becky; grandchildren; sisters, Joan (David) Sheffer and Linda (Harley) Putman. He is further survived by many other friends and relatives.

Jerold was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, James “Jimmy”, Dennis, and David; his sister, Joyce as well as his aunts and uncles.

Funeral Services will be held on Saturday, June 27 2015 at Redlin Funeral Home at 3 p.m., with Pastor Dave Bauman officiating. Visitation will take place from 2 p.m. until the time of service at the funeral home. Burial will follow at Walnut Hill Cemetery with Military Rites conducted by the Greenwood Memorial VFW Post 987.

 

Henry W. Meyer, Sr., Baraboo

Henry W. Meyer, Sr., age 95, of Baraboo passed away on Wednesday, June 24, 2015 at St. Clare Hospice House.

Henry, son of Fred and Ida (Schuman) Meyer was born in the Township of Burke in Dane County on April 4, 1920. He graduated from Oxford High School in the class of 1940. On June 13, 1942 Henry enlisted in the United States Army and was stationed at Fort Bragg, North Carolina where he met his future wife, Annie Mae Howard. On May 8, 1944 , they united in marriage in Statesville, North Carolina. On Dec. 20, 1945 he was honorably discharged from the Army with the rank of Master Sergeant. In his early years he worked at Marshall Wells Store, Grady’s Appliance and Sewing Center but later retired from Peterson Electric. After his retirement he worked part time for Action Electric. He was a lifetime member of the DAV as well as the First United Methodist Church in Baraboo. In his free time, Henry enjoyed fishing and hunting.

He is survived by his children, Karen (Leo) Froese of Prairie du Sac, Henry “Bill” (Julie) Meyer, Jr. of Baraboo and Pat (Dan) Church of Baraboo; four grandchildren, Jennifer (Tim) Green of Portage, Robert Church of Baraboo, Kevin Meyer of Portage and Nicholas Meyer of Portage; great-granddaughter, Kaitlyn Annie Mae Meyer of Portage, who was born on his birthday; sister-in-law, Ruby Meyer of Portage; as well as nieces; nephews; other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife of 60 years, Annie on Feb. 5, 2005; brothers, Paul, Carl and Chris Meyer; as well as his nephew, Bob Meyer.

Funeral Services will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, June 27, 2015 at First United Methodist Church with Pastor James Cotter officiating. Visitation will be held from 10 a.m. until the time of service at the church. Burial will follow at Walnut Hill Cemetery where Military Rites will be conducted by the Baraboo Veterans Honor Guard. The Redlin Funeral Home is assisting the family.

Donald Gordon Marshall, Baraboo

Donald Gordon Marshall, age 101 of Baraboo, died on Saturday, June 20, 2015 at St. Clare Meadows Care Center in Baraboo. Donald, the son of Jabez J. and Nora G. (Miller) Marshall, was born on March 25, 1914 in the Town of Ironton in Sauk County, Wisconsin. After school and working on the family farm for several years, Don enlisted in the U.S. Army in June of 1942 during World War II. He entered combat overseas as a Private and was discharged as a 1st Sergeant on Dec. 21, 1945, having earned all of the battle field promotions awarded during that time. Following service he returned to the farm in Sauk County where he raised cattle, chickens and pigs. Don was united in marriage to Anna (Bettendorf) Ruda on June 15, 1985. She preceded him in death on July 25, 1989. He later married Margaret (James) Bender on April 26, 1993 in Baraboo. She preceded him in death on July 20, 2014. After retiring from farming, Don was employed at Wonder Wash for several years. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Baraboo and American Legion Post No. 149 in Cazenovia. Don’s favorite pastime was tending to his flowers.

He is survived by, daughter-in-law, Rajean Bender of Baraboo; sisters-in-law, Evelyn Marshall of Reedsburg and Hope Marshall of Fort Worth, TX; nieces; nephews; grandchildren; special step-grandson, Brock Sainsbury, as well as other relatives and friends.

Don was preceded in death by his parents; his first wife, Anna and his second wife, Margaret; sisters, Inez Kraemer and Arlene Marshall; brothers, Ivan, Gaylord, Jim, and Byron Marshall.

Memorial Services will be held on Friday, June 26, 2015 at 11 a.m. at Redlin Funeral Home with Lay Minister George Burgess officiating. Visitation will be held from 10 a.m. until the time of service at the funeral home. Inurnment will follow at Walnut Hill Cemetery in Baraboo with Military Rites conducted by the Baraboo Veterans Honor Guard. Memorials may be made to the American Legion Post No. 149 in Cazenovia.

ADOLPH F. HOOKER, BARABOO

Adolph F. Hooker, 94, of Baraboo, passed away at home on Wednesday, June 17, 2015.

Adolph was born at home in Greenfield Township in Vernon County, the son of Frank and Millie (Snorek) Hooker. Adolph was a farmer most of his life.  He also worked for Sauk County until retirement.

He is survived by his wife of fifty eight years, Eva (Dempsey) Hooker; his children, Marilyn (David) Kinsman of Middleton, Dean (Debby) Hooker of Baraboo, Dale Hooker of Baraboo, Carolyn (Dale) Dahlke of Merrimac; and daughter, Patsy Rau of Baraboo; eleven grandchildren and seventeen great-grandchildren; many other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his daughter, Sandy; brothers, Ernest (Nettie), Rudolph, William, Francis (Hedy), and Joseph; great-granddaughter, Marissa Kinsman, sisters-in-law, Judy Hudzinski and Johanna Fry; and brothers-in-law, Herbie and Paul Ramsey.

A Memorial Service will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, June 22, 2015 at the Emmanuel United Methodist Church in Baraboo with Pastor Blake Overlien officiating.  Burial will follow in the Walnut Hill Cemetery.  Friends may call on Monday, From 10 a.m. until the service at the church.  The Redlin Funeral Home is assisting the family.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to Red and Chip Hughes and Ralph Fry for being great neighbors and friends.

Betty J. Borski, Baraboo

The remarkable and beautiful Betty Jane (Johnson) Borski, a woman of strong mind, spirit and opinion passed away late Friday, June 12, 2015.

She was loved and appreciated by her children, Lynn (Randy) Webster, David (Janice Busse) Borski, Jean (Don) Rogers and Dan (Paula Riesch) Borski. Cherished by her grandchildren, Kevin (Rhonda) and Scott Rogers, Katrina and Jack Borski, and Dawn Riesch-Duchnowski, and was adored by her great grandchildren, Layne, Owen and Emma Rogers.

Betty grew up in Waupaca WI, the youngest of 7 children. Her father, George, was a blacksmith and her mother, Axa, tended to the family. Having outlived all her siblings (Norman Sr., Edrys, Clifford, Phyllis and Bess), became the matriarch of the Johnson family presiding over last years family reunion in Waupaca WI. She is further survived by her sister in law, Ceil Johnson; also many nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.  

During WWII, Betty moved to Milwaukee where she worked at a motor castings company.  While enjoying the camaraderie at the local bowling alley, she met a handsome GI, Edward Borski, just returning from the war. They fell in love, got married in Waupaca, where Betty & Ed started their family.  

In early 1957, the family moved to Baraboo where Betty held down the fort at home while Ed worked starting as a fire marshal, police officer then as a Sauk Co. Chief of Detectives. While making the home stable and warm, Betty also worked at JC Penneys for 26 years before they both started a long retirement together. Ed died in 2013, just 4 days before their 67th wedding anniversary. 

Betty loved being around her family and people of all sorts. She never shied away from a lively conversation. Her greatest joys were long family celebrations of holidays and birthdays where she became sad when the last person left. She was admired by many for her forthrightness, curiosity and sense of humor.  

Betty was the glue that held the Borski clan together for more than 60 years through many trials and tribulations.  Being more of a home-body she lived surreptitiously through the travels and experiences of her family–The world will seem a less interesting place now that Betty wont be there to hear the stories and see the pictures. 

A Memorial Service will be held at 12:00pm (Noon) on Tuesday, June 16, 2015 at the Trinity Episcopal Church in Baraboo with Father Scott Seefeldt officiating. Visitation will be held on Tuesday from 10:00am until the time of service at the church. Inurnment will follow services at the church. In lieu of flowers or gifts to the family, memorials may be received for either the Baraboo Special Olympics, Camp Wawbeek in Wisc. Dells, or the Baraboo Trinity Episcopal Church.  The Redlin Funeral Home is assisting the family.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to St. Clare Hospital and St. Clare Meadows, St. Mary’s Hospital, and the Redlin Funeral Home for their loving care and compassion.

 

Joyce E. Albert, Baraboo

Joyce E. Albert, age 90 of Baraboo, passed away Friday, June 5, 2015 at St. Clare Meadows Care Center. She was born on Oct. 1, 1924 in Baraboo, the daughter of James T. Albert and Mabel (Schlender) Albert. She worked for the State of Wisconsin, Dept. of Public Instruction for many years. Joyce is survived by many cousins including, Joyce Outhouse and Jayne Wick who also happen to be her godchildren; brother-in-law, Leo Perkins; her feathered friend, Jesse, other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; brother, Vernon Albert; sister-in-law, Phyllis Albert; sister, Myrna Perkins; goddaughter, Bonnie Heitke.

Graveside services will be held on Wednesday, June 17, 2015 at 11 a.m. at German Methodist Cemetery in Caledonia Township. The Redlin Funeral Home is assisting the family. Memorials may be made to the Joyce Albert Music Scholarship.

Bernard James Rabata, Baraboo

Bernard James Rabata went home to be with the Lord on June 8th 2015. He passed away at home, with his loving wife at his side, after a brief battle with cancer.  Bernard was 80 years old at the time of his death. Bernard was born October 8th, 1934 in the Town of Union in Vernon County in a locale known as Twin Ash.  He was the third child of six born to John and Agnes Rabata. He graduated from LaFarge High School and enlisted in the Army. 

 

He was united in marriage to his loving wife Joyce E. Rabata on June 10th, 1961.  Bernard and Joyce had three children together, Shelly, Brett and Mark.

 

Bernard was a salesman through and through and made a career selling agricultural supplies. His career ended with his retirement from Con-Agra. Post retirement he worked at Adesa car auctions where he was labeled a professional driver. Bernard was a member in the Local VFW and American Legion. He was a member of the Elks club as well. He was also very active at St. Joseph’s Church where he was an usher on Saturday’s.

 

Bernard’s personal interests were many but they all seemed to revolve around family. He enjoyed walks with his wife and playing cards together. He looked forward to any time that he could spend with his children, grandchildren, brothers, sister and any family or friends that he could visit with. Bernard also loved sports of all kinds either playing or watching them.

 

Bernard made a name for himself in the Kickapoo Valley Conference while playing sports. He was an outstanding athlete and a four letter winner in every year of high school. He was a member of three conference championship teams in basketball. He was on three volleyball teams that made it to the state tournament and was on one state baseball team. He excelled in track and field which included winning the high jump as a freshman in the Kickapoo Valley Conference. He also took first in the pole vault at the state meet and is believed to be the last LaFarge High School athlete to win a medal at state.

 

Bernard was preceded in death by his father and mother John and Agnes Rabata as well as his mother and father-in law Lee and Nima McDaniel and his brother Roger Rabata.

 

He is survived by his loving wife Joyce; his children, Shelly (Ronald) Senger, Brett Rabata and Mark (Jennifer) Rabata. He is also survived by his brothers, Jack (Joyce) Rabata, Jim (Carolyn) Rabata, Dan (Giselle) Rabata and his sister, BettyAnn (Darrell) Tennant.  Bernard’s legacy includes 5 grandchildren who he loved very much, Katie Senger and her fiancé Michael Hoksch, Nathan Senger and his fiancée Rasheeda Mitchell, Logan Rabata, Grant Rabata and Sydney Rabata. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews and other relatives.

 

Bernard will be dearly missed by all that have known him but his spirit will live on in all of us. He has instilled in his family and loved ones a true meaning of how important family is. He cherished any chance he could to spend time with family and that legacy will live on with those he left behind. He touched many with his quick wit and sense of humor and taught us all the meaning of generosity and how to help others in need.

 

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Friday, June 12, 2015 at 12, NOON at St. Joseph Catholic Church with Father Jay Poster officiating. Visitation will be on Friday at the church from 9 a.m. until the time of mass. Military Rites will be conducted by the Baraboo Veterans Honor Guard following the mass. A private family inurnment will be held at a later date. Redlin Funeral Home is assisting the family.

 

Patricia Ann “Pat” Murwin, Baraboo

Patricia Ann “Pat” Murwin, age 74 of Baraboo passed away on Saturday, June 6, 2015 at Lakeview Medical Center in Rice Lake. Pat, daughter of Clifford “Dwight” and Catherine (Whittet) Long was born Nov. 30, 1940. She graduated from Edgerton High School with the class of 1959. On June 27, 1959 she was united in marriage to Oliver “Ollie” Murwin in Edgerton. She worked as a cook at Edgerton High School for many years. In her free time she enjoyed woodcraft carving, fishing, camping, traveling, stamping and gardening. She loved the Green Bay Packers and was proud of her Irish heritage.

Survivors include, her husband, Ollie of Baraboo; children, Tony (Peggy) of Wonder Lake, Ill., Brian (Julie) of Waupaca, Todd (Katie) of Scottsdale, AZ, Tim (Linda) of DeForest; 7 grandchildren;  5 great-grandchildren; sister, Cathy (Peter) Christianson of Janesville; brother, John (Betty) Long, of Janesville; as well as nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; son, Steve; brothers, Jim, and Tom; and her sister, Peg.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Thursday, June 11, 2015 at 11 a.m. at St. Joseph Catholic Church with Father Jay Poster officiating. Visitation will be held on Wednesday, June 10, 2015 from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. at Redlin Funeral Home and on Thursday from 10 a.m. until the time of mass at the church. Burial will follow at St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the family to be used in a memorial in Pat’s name at a later date.

Anne M. Rakos, Baraboo

Anne M. Rakos, age 61 of Baraboo passed away on Thursday, June 4, 2015. Anne, daughter of Anthony and Dorothy (Clemens) Rakos was born Aug. 3, 1953 in Illinois.  She attended and later graduated from Immaculate Conception School in Elmhurst, Ill. Following graduation she moved to Colorado to attend college and received her Bachelor’s Degree while there. Anne loved the mountains and spent 9 years of her life in Colorado before returning to Wisconsin and receiving her Master’s Degree in Social Work. Anne considered the Baraboo/Merrimac area her home and worked for many years in the social work field throughout Sauk County; always with children as her emphasis. She was able to turn a dream into reality when she founded the Kids’ Ranch in Rock Springs in 1998. She helped build and directed a program that connected youth and community members which focused on building children’s self-esteem and self-respect at an early age. Through her work at the Kids’ Ranch she touched many lives of children and their families; her giving nature was not only shown at the Kids’ Ranch but also when she co-founded the Sauk County Giving Tree which help children and their families during the holiday season. In her free time, Anne enjoyed skiing and hiking while living in Colorado, water skiing and boating while living along the Wisconsin River for close to 30 years. She also was a world traveler, leading trips to the Galapagos Islands, Hawaii and Africa. Anne had a wonderful, giving spirit and enjoyed time with family and friends, good food, laughter and sharing memories.

She is survived by her sisters, Cathy Knapp of Madison, Mary Jo Rakos of Milwaukee; brother, Michael (Sharon) Rakos of Plainfield, Ill.; nieces, Jenna, Ariel, Damara, Mikayla, Madyson; nephew, Matthew; as well as other relatives and many friends.

Anne was preceded in death by her parents; and her brother, David Rakos.

A Memorial Service for Anne will be held on Wednesday, June 10, 2015 at 4:30 p.m. at the Kids’ Ranch S4800 County Road D, Rock Springs with Pastor Steve Jerbi of Milwaukee officiating. Visitation will be held from 3 p.m. until 4:30 p.m. In lieu of flowers, all donations may be made to the Kids’ Ranch in Anne’s name. Highway 136 near Baraboo will be closed for construction on Wednesday, please use Terrytown Road to Cornfield Road to Highway 136 as a detour or Highway W to Highway PF into North Freedom. The Redlin Funeral Home is assisting the family.

James F. Udulutch, Baraboo

James “Jim” F. Udulutch, 69, passed away peacefully with his family at his side on Thursday, June 4, 2015. He was born June 2, 1946 in Sparta, WI to Bernard “Guy” and Bernadette (Heilman) Udulutch. He grew up on the family farm in Wilton, WI.  He married Edith Domke on September 6, 1969 and moved to Baraboo where they raised their two daughters; they later divorced. He was a loving and devoted father. James worked at Baraboo Equipment then Libby’s/Seneca Foods until he retired in 2010. Jim was an avid hunter, fisherman, and loved the outdoors. He was a remarkable handyman, fixing things from lawn mowers to building wood-burning furnaces. He was an extremely hard worker.

Jim is survived by his two daughters, Tammy (Steve Wisinger) Udulutch and Sara Udulutch both of Baraboo; as well as his siblings, Juanita (Michael) Arttus of Tomah, Paul (Annette) Udulutch, Wayne (Devona) Udulutch both of Janesville, Charles (Ann) Udulutch of Lebanon, TN, Bonnie (Dan) Hemmersbach of Sparta, Alan “Buck” (Debbie) Udulutch of Wilton; and many nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.

James was preceded in death by his parents Bernard and Bernadette Udulutch.

A Memorial Mass will be held at 2 PM on Monday, June 8, 2015 at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Baraboo with Father Garrett Kau officiating. Visitation will be held from 12 PM (Noon) until the time of service at the church. Burial will follow services in the St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery. The Redlin Funeral Home is assisting the family.