Maude V. Lain, Baraboo

Maude V. Lain, age 91, passed away August 24, 2015 at The Artisan. She was born June 6, 1924 to James and Irma Gillem. She was a big fan of the Packers and the Brewers, an avid card player, and always had a good sense of humor.  

Maude is survived by her children, Don Kennedy of Baraboo, Darcy (James) Sheriff of Baraboo, Nancy Crabtree of Baraboo, Martha Boyd of Baraboo, Susan (Patrick) Mitchell of Lyndon Station, Wayne (Terry) Lain of Baraboo, Judith (Timothy) Reppen of Baraboo; brother, Bud Gillem Lewisville, TX. She is also survived by 13 grandchildren and 23 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; sons, Jack Crabtree and Paul Crabtree.

Funeral Services will be held Friday, August 28, 2015 at Redlin Funeral Home at 12 Noon with Pastor Derrick Bacon officiating. Visitation will take place from 11AM until the time of service. Burial will immediately follow services at Walnut Hill Cemetery.

Dennis Buelow, Baraboo

Dennis Buelow, age 72, of Baraboo passed away Sunday, August 23, 2015 at St. Clare Meadows following a brief battle with cancer. He was born on February 25, 1943 to Norton and Dorothy Buelow. Dennis was employed as a truck driver by several construction companies in the area. He enjoyed camping with his many friends, playing cards, and was an avid fan of watching NASCAR, the Green Bay Packers, Wisconsin Badgers, and the Milwaukee Brewers.

 

Dennis is survived by his significant-other, Sharon “Punky” Dombroski; her daughter, Dev (Jim) Dorner of Baraboo; granddaughters, Chandra (Nathaniel) Christensen of Lyndon Station, Alyssa Dorner of Wisconsin Dells, Brianna Dorner of Fond du Lac; and great-grandson, Sawyer James of Lyndon Station; and a brother, Charles (Juanita) Buelow of Baraboo. He is also survived by his beloved dog and loyal companion, Madi. He is further survived by many nieces, nephews, and many other relatives and friends.

 

Dennis was preceded in death by his parents; and his brother, Thomas Buelow .

 

Memorial Services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, August 31, 2015 at Redlin Funeral Home with Pastor Karen Hofstad officiating. Visitation will take place from 10 a.m. until the time of service at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to SJS Cancer Support Team of Baraboo or the Sauk County Humane Society.

 

The family would like to express a sincere thank you to the staff at St. Clare Meadows for their wonderful care and compassion of Denny during his final weeks. Also a special thank you to Dr. Hamburg, Dr. Zirkel, and Dr. Kusyk.

 

Anne Cerasani, Baraboo

Baraboo, Wisc.  – Anne Cerasani , 92, died Monday,  August 17, 2015.  She was born Oct. 12, 1923, in Lombard, IL, daughter to Einar and Regina (Knudsen) Holte, Married Frank Cerasani on June 22, 1946.

Anne was involved with family and crafts.  She was a hobbyist; Rosmaling (Norwegian painting) was a specialty of Anne’s. 

In retirement she enjoyed playing golf, traveling and her crafts.  Survivors include son, Dave (Peggy) Cerasani of Oregon, IL; grandson, Joe (Lisa) Cerasani; great-grandchildren, Kaylee, Krista, Kamille and Zachary, granddaughter Kim (Dave) Eden, sons in-law, Ken Matherson and Ken Criter, daughter- in-law, Kathy Jo Cerasani and family. 

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

Frank Cerasani, Baraboo

Baraboo, Wisc.  – Frank Cerasani, 92, died Friday, August 14, 2015.  He was born June 18, 1923, in Melrose Park, IL, son of Emilio and Louise (Cavone) Cerasani, Served in the United States Army during WWII, (Burma Road), He  married Anne “Liz” Holte on June 22, 1946.  

Frank was a member of the Moose Lodge, VFW, Baraboo Country Club, and Baraboo Chamber of Commerce and the Lombard Police dept. In retirement he enjoyed playing golf, cooking, photography, traveling and vegetable gardening.   

Survivors include his wife, Anne; son, Dave (Peggy) Cerasani of Oregon, IL; grandson, Joe (Lisa) Cerasani; great-grandchildren, Kaylee, Krista, Kamille and Zachary, granddaughter Kim (Dave) Eden, devoted sons-in-law, Ken Matherson and Ken Criter, daughter in-law,  Kathy Jo Cerasani and family.

He was devoted to Anne till the end.  

A funeral will be held at a later date.  Frank will be joined with Anne and will be put to rest together, for eternity.  The Redlin Funeral Home is assisting the family.

The family wishes to thank the friends, relatives and neighbors’ for the caring help over the years.

Warren V. Beal, Baraboo

Warren V. Beal, age 94 of Baraboo passed into eternal life with his family by his side on Sunday, August 16, 2015 at St. Clare Meadows Care Center. Warren, son of Thomas and Ludwin Estelle (Bohn) Beal was born on Oct. 2, 1920 in Alliance, Nebraska. His father passed away when he was 3 months old, and with the help of generous relatives on both coasts, his widowed mother was able to provide a good education for Warren and his surviving two older sisters, Mary and Elizabeth (AKA Betty). His sister Barbara died at 2 years of age in 1918.  After attending Catholic grade schools, he received a Jesuit education at Rockhurst High School and College in Kansas City, Missouri.  Warren served in the United States Army in the South Pacific during World War II. He served with an Engineer Brigade in New Guinea and the Philippines, was awarded a Purple Heart as a result of an injury which he downplayed later, and was proud of having seen General MacArthur at his Philippine headquarters in Tacloban. 

While visiting his cousin, Dr. John Lobaugh in Baraboo, Warren met the love of his life, Betty Brei, who was working in John’s newly established dental practice.   On June 6, 1953 he was united in marriage to Beatrice Mae Brei at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Baraboo.

Betty and Warren spent 10 years of their early marriage in Mobile, Alabama. While living in Mobile, Warren handled retail store relationships for women’s dress manufacturer Jonathan Logan in a territory extending from Alabama to the Carolinas. Upon his return to Baraboo, Warren represented dressmaker Henry Lee in Wisconsin, Iowa and Minnesota. 

After returning to Baraboo in January 1965, Warren renovated a home, on the corner of Eighth and Barker Streets to suit his growing family, and his children were fortunate to be able to walk to St. Joseph grade school. All looked forward to seeing the roses he grew on the redwood fence he built there. Putting his Army engineering skills to good use he placed a retaining wall on the property front, creating a perfect viewing spot for summertime circus parades, and always had marigolds in full bloom there for fall. 

After retirement Warren enjoyed working part time as a courier for the Baraboo National Bank. He was very involved with the NAMI of Sauk County and delivered Meals on Wheels.

Warren was an avid gardener, his vegetable garden started each year by his wife, Betty with indoor seedlings.  By harvest time there was always an abundance of produce to share (and for Betty to can and freeze).  In addition to picking from his large raspberry crop, his grandchildren were especially amazed by “Grandpa’s trees” which he planted surrounding the property. He obtained seedlings from the DNR around 1975, nurtured them for several years, then transplanted them to his Pine Acres residence, where they now form a 40 foot wall around the property.

Survivors include his wife of over 62 years, Betty of Baraboo; children, Ann (Gary) Karch of Glen Ellyn, Ill., Andy of Madison, Matthew of Baraboo, Joseph of Chicago, Ill., James of Madison, Dan (Michelle) Beal of Baraboo; grandchildren, David, Aaron, and Samuel Karch, Jacob, Maxwell and Joey Beal, Benjamin and Madelyn Beal; as well as nieces, nephews other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents and 3 older sisters; daughter, Mary Elizabeth; and son, Thomas Anton.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Monday, August 24, 2015 at 10 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. Burial will follow at St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery with Military Rites conducted by the Baraboo Veterans Honor Guard. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the St. Joseph School Endowment Fund, to NAMI of Sauk County or to a favorite Charity.  Best of all, take a stroll through St. Clare Meadows, say hello to the residents, and visit the center courtyard in Warren’s honor! He wanted us to get the word out about how nice that courtyard is. He will be greatly missed by all. Many thanks to the wonderful staffs at St. Clare Meadows and St. Clare Dialysis.  The Redlin Funeral Home is assisting the family.

 

 

Harold “Butch” Rau, Baraboo

Harold “Butch” Rau, age 74 of Baraboo passed away on Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2015 at his home. Harold, son of John and Marguerite (Marquardt) Rau was born April 4, 1941 in Baraboo. He was united in marriage to Judy Adams at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Baraboo, where he was also baptized. Butch proudly served four years in the United States Air Force during the Vietnam War. He was a lifelong member of the Baraboo Elks Club, and an avid hunter and fisher in his younger years. After his retirement he enjoyed reading and gardening in his free time. He loved spending time with his family.

Survivors include his wife, Judy of Baraboo; children, Andy (Rhonda) Rau and Jami (Adam) Porter; grandchildren, Miranda and Brandon Rau; siblings, Dorothy Pfhistner, Donald (Martha) Rau and Katherine Jackson; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and siblings, Bud Rau, Jack Rau and Marilyn Cady.

Funeral Services will be held on Monday, August 24, 2015 at 11 a.m. at Walnut Hill Bible Church with Pastor Dave Hutchens officiating. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until the time of services at the church. Inurnment will follow at Walnut Hill Cemetery with Military Rites provided by Baraboo Veterans Honor Guard.  The Redlin Funeral Home is assisting the family.

Diana M. Gantz, Baraboo

Diana May Gantz, age 87, of Baraboo entered into eternal rest on Monday, August 17, 2015 at the St. Clare Meadows Care Center.  She was born the daughter of Paul Edwin and Mary Elizabeth (Davis) Wilkins on October 8, 1927.  Diana was united in marriage to Harley Fox Gantz on September 11, 1948 in Sharon, PA.

Diana attended the Seton Hill College for Women in Greensburg, PA and Michigan State University; where she was a member of the Phi Mu Sorority.  She was the secretary to the superintendent of schools in Moline, IL for 23 years.  Diana’s passions were family, cooking, reading, her church community and quilting.   She was very fond of her two cats, especially Florabelle.  She was a longtime active member of the First United Methodist Church in Baraboo.  Diana spent a large majority of her time volunteering for organizations such as meals on wheels, cooking for the Salvation Army and the homeless shelter, Mississippi Valley Blood Center, and making Raggedy Ann dolls for gifts and numerous fundraisers.

Diana’s hobby of many decades was quilting.  She prided herself on making uniquely personalized quilts providing fond and lasting memories for her 4 children, 12 grandchildren, 7 great-grandchildren, and husband of 66 years of marriage.

Diana is survived by her husband, Harley; children, Laurel Willhouse, Christopher (Mary) Gantz, Derwin (Christine) Gantz, and Cameron (Heidi) Gantz.   She was preceded in death by her parents; and brother, Paul Edward Wilkins.

Diana’s family would like to thank the staff of  St Clare Meadows for their wonderful help and support. 

A private family remembrance and celebration of her life will take place in early September and burial will take place at a later date. Friends who wish to remember her should consider memorials to First United Methodist Church of Baraboo, 615 Broadway Street, Baraboo, WI 53913. The Redlin Funeral Home is assisting the family.

Warren V. Beal, Baraboo

Warren V. Beal, age 94 of Baraboo passed away on Sunday, August 16, 2015 with his family by his side. 

Survivors include his wife of over 62 years, Betty of Baraboo; children, Ann (Gary) Karch of Glen Ellyn, Ill., Andy Beal of Madison, Matthew Beal of Baraboo, Joseph Beal of Chicago, Ill., James Beal of Madison, Dan (Michelle) Beal of Baraboo; grandchildren, David, Aaron, and Samuel Karch, Jacob, Maxwell and Joey Beal, Benjamin and Madelyn Beal; as well as nieces, nephews other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; daughter, Mary Elizabeth Beal; and son, Thomas Anton Beal.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Monday, August 24, 2015 at 10 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. Burial will follow at St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery with Military Rites conducted by the Baraboo Veteran’s Honor Guard. The Redlin Funeral Home is assisting the family. A full obituary will appear in Thursday’s edition of Baraboo News Republic.

Reuben Beiswanger, Baraboo

Reuben Beiswanger died on Tuesday, August 11, 2015. He was born at home on a farm in Sheridan Township near Ridgeland on October 11, 1925; the son of Emil and Ida (Klozinski) Beiswanger.  

He graduated from Prairie Farm High School in 1943. He was a veteran of World War II, serving as Staff Sargeant with the 7th Calvary in the occupation of Japan from 1945-1947. He worked in Flint, Michigan for four years at Chevrolet and five years in private business in Ridgeland, Rice Lake, and Ladysmith. He married Betty Jane Nordhagen on June 22, 1957of rural Hillsdale. He was employed by the Cenex organization working in various positions at the local co-ops in Ridgeland, Lancaster, and Baraboo. The later years he was a marketing rep in southern Wisconsin for the corporate office in south St. Paul, MN. Reuben was a member of the St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Baraboo; and a member of American Legion Post 26.  

He is survived by his daughters, Michelle Lapp of Sauk City and Mary (Mark) Carignan of Baraboo; four grandchildren, Kyle, Casey, Ryan, and Jessie; three sisters, Doris Stodgel of Bloomfield, MI, Bernice Geisler of New Richmond, and Grace Jorstad of Ridgeland. 

He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Betty; her parents; sister-in-law, Carol Lavalier; brothers-in-law, Winifred Francisco, Joseph Strodgel, Herbert Geisler, and Douglas Jorstad.  

In keeping with his wishes there will be a private family memorial service at the Redlin Funeral Home. His cremains will be buried in the cemetery of New Scandinavia Lutheran Church in rural Dallas, along side of his wife. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Heart Association or the American Cancer Society. 

Joan Martin, Baraboo

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Joan Martin, age 75, of Baraboo passed away suddenly on Monday, August 10, 2015 at her home. She was born to Clifford and Wanda (Loomis) Wolkow. She was united in marriage to Donald Martin September 27, 1958.

Joan was an active member of Emanuel United Methodist Church since 1958. She was also a member of The Emanuel Quilters. Many activities she enjoyed were roller skating, knitting, crocheting, baking, watching Wisconsin sports, and Disney vacations.

Joan is survived by her husband, Donald; children, Darcy (Robert) Welke, Tersea Hanson, Jill Bradley; grandchildren, Matthew (Stephanie) Welke, Sarah Welke, Kimberly (Andrew) Rosene, Kayla Hanson; great-grandchild, Brianna Welke; and sister, Marge (William) Ramsey. She is further survived by many other friends and family.

Joan was preceded in death by her parents; and her brother, Daniel Wolkow.

A Celebration of Life will take place on Sunday, August 23, 2015 at Emanuel United Methodist Church from 2PM until 5PM. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to The Emanuel Quilters or Emanuel United Methodist Church. Redlin Funeral Home is assisting the family.