Carol J. Luther, Baraboo

Carol J. (nee Grosinske) Luther, of Baraboo born September, 5, 1933 in North Freedom, passed away after a courageous fight with cancer on Tuesday, September 29, 2015. She died in the care of the compassionate staff at the St. Clare Hospice House in Baraboo, continuously surrounded by the love and laughter of her family and friends in her last days. 

She is survived by her seven children, Chris (Tess Meuer) Luther, Randy Luther, Dennis Luther, Kathy (Gerry) Rosenbaum, Bill (Mary) Luther, Angie (Duke) Baker, and Wendy (Mark) Hanley. Her life was also blessed with eight grandchildren, Gerald (Ashley) Rosenbaum, Darin (Jessica Parrish) Rosenbaum, Justin Rosenbaum, Dana Rosenbaum, Melissa (Jeff) Ramczyk, Brandon (Krysta Clements) Luther, Trisha (Joe Schultz) Wise, and Eleah Luther; and great-grandchildren, Keeley, Jolette, Makenzi, Taiten, Hunter, Mason, Austin, Kahlysta, Malachi, Isabella, and Chance. She is further survived by many other relatives and friends. 

Preceding her in death were her husband, Rudy Luther; her parents, Fred C and Nellie Grosinske; her brother, Fred A (Joan) Grosinke; infant son, Philip; daughter-in-law, Denise Luther; grandson, Tanner Baker; and a stillborn child of Bill and Mary Luther. 

Carol spent a lifetime enjoying dancing, from her youth to her last dance with her family in January of 2015. She is now dancing with Rudy, as they did when together. It was difficult for her to ever pass a yard sale without stopping (and buying). She found great joy in looking for bargains at St. Vincent de Paul in Baraboo on a daily basis. It was truly her passion and joy to find a “score” for someone in her large extended family.  

Though our family is saddened by her death, we have no regrets for a long life filled with an immeasurable number of moments and memories that we cherish. Her journey with cancer this year did not “Beat Her”, she Beat It!!

Carol treasured many dear friendships in her lifetime: she served nearly 20 years as a lunch lady at East School; her honorary, adopted Munster family, Jan, Judy, and Kate; the love of her dear friend Teddy and her family, Arlene, Kim and Nikki; her wonderful family at the Four Star Restaurant who called her “Mama”; her many friends at St. Vincent de Paul who directed her to “scores”; staff and customers at Aldi; and the extended Luther family.  

The family wishes to extend our deep gratitude to her medical team including, Dr. Alissa Weber, Dr. James Heun, Megan, Madonna, Carmen, Linda, Diane, and Danielle (and all the rest) at the Dean Specialty Clinic whom she loved and trusted. You treated her like a “rock star” and she thrived this year because of your care. There were also so many individuals who her in good thoughts and sent her cards regularly — thank you! 

A Celebration of Life will be held at 11am on Monday, October 5, 2015 at the Redlin Funeral Home, 401 Madison Ave., Baraboo. Visitation will be held on Sunday, October 4, 2015 at the funeral home from 3-6pm; as well as on Monday from 10am until the time of service. Burial will follow services in the St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery. Any memorials can be given to the St. Vincent de Paul Society in Baraboo.

Larry Zimmerman, Baraboo

Larry L. Zimmerman, age 76, passed away on Wednesday, September 23, 2015 at St. Mary’s Hospital in Madison surrounded by his family. He was born on February 16, 1939 to Roy and Dora (Ackerman) Zimmerman in Burke, South Dakota. Larry was united in marriage to Jean on August 2, 1968 in Rockford, Ill.

Larry was employed by Warner-Lambert in Rockford, Ill for 20 years, before moving to Baraboo. Larry and Jean then owned and operated Zim’s Inn in Baraboo for 25 years. He was the president of the Sauk County Tavern League, as well as on the Planning and Zoning Board for West Baraboo. Larry was a former member of the Elk’s Club; as well as an avid bowler and Packer/Badger fan. After his retirement, Larry and Jean moved to Castle Rock Lake where Larry served as president of the Half Moon Bay Condo Association, and on the Sanitation Board for German Township. They returned to live in Baraboo a year ago.

Larry is survived by his wife, Jean; children, Tonya (Steve) Stromquist of Roscoe, Ill and James (Bernice) Flatebo of Garden Grove, CA; five grandchildren, Abby and Erik Stromquist, and Lyle, Ted, and Michael Flatebo. He is further survived by his sister, Karen (Barrie) Larvin; sister-in-law, Gwen Zimmerman; as well as six nephews, other relatives, and numerous friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and a brother, Ronald Zimmerman.

A Memorial Service will be held at 1PM on Saturday, October 3, 2015 at the Redlin Funeral Home in Baraboo with Pastor Karen Hofstad officiating. Visitation will be held from 11AM until the time of service at the funeral home.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to the Baraboo First Responders and EMT’s and the staff at St. Clare and St. Mary’s Hospitals for their heroic efforts and compassion.

Lacretta M. Premo, Rock Springs

Lacretta M. Premo, age 75 of Rock Springs passed away on Thursday, Sept. 24, 2015 at Golden Living in Wisconsin Dells. Lacretta, daughter of Elmer and Esther (Shepard) Purdy was born on May 7, 1940. She graduated from Webb High School in Reedsburg. She was united in marriage to Floyd J. Premo, Sr. Lacretta worked at Olin Badger Ammunition Plant, Fiskar’s and Cellox in Reedsburg. In her free time she loved to fish and work in her garden.

Survivors include her children, Lynn (Reinald, Sr.) Gardner, Tory (Samuel) Kucharski, Michael Premo, Patricia Mason, Jennifer (fiancé, Doreen Haas) Caldwell; 17 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; 3 great-great grandchildren; sister, Coleen (Martin) Zellmer; as well as nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; Floyd; children, Floyd, Jr. and Judy; and her sister, Marlene Hinz.

Funeral Services will be held on Monday, Sept. 28, 2015 at noon at Redlin Funeral Home with Pastor Diane Vielhuber officiating. Visitation will be held from 11 a.m. until the time of service at the funeral home. Burial will follow at Otter Creek Cemetery.

Joyce Anna Peters of Baraboo

 Joyce Anna (Schaefer) Peters, 88 of Baraboo died on September 25, 2015. She was born on April 27, 1927 in Marshfield, Wisconsin. She attended school in Marshfield. On October 27, 1944, she married George Gerhardt Peters at St. Michaels church in Wausau. She lived in various places throughout Wisconsin then settled in Baraboo approximately 38 years ago. In earlier years, she raised children and also worked in hospitals as a housekeeper. Later on, she enjoyed volunteering at Circus World Museum Baraboo library and St. Clare Meadows. She was a member of Tops, SHH, and Catholic Daughters of Isebella. Joyce loved to travel, participate in church activities, play cards, work jigzaw puzzles, work on her ipad, visit the Senior Center, and spend time with family and her pet birds.

She was preceded in death by her parents Viola and Charles, sister Janice Walker, sons Chris and Robert, triplets Suzanne, Mary, and Margaret.

 She is survived by her husband of 70 years George; seven sons and four daughters Clarence (Karen), Ervin (Cathy), Raymond (Nan), Diane Bixby, Ron (Sandy), Randy (Sharon), Marlene (David) Crowe, Nancy (Jim) Kohn, David (Barb), Steven (Sherry), Linda (Steven) Everding; sisters Suzanne Snyder and Crystal Virgin. She also leaves behind many grandchildren and great-grandchildren whom she loved very much. She felt very loved by her cousin and special friend Corrine Kettleborough.

Service will be held at St Joseph’s Church on Tuesday September 29, 2015 at 1:00 PM. Fr. Jay Poster will be officiating . A visitation will take place prior to funeral at 11:00 AM until the time of service. The Daughters of Isabella will pray the rosary at 4 PM on Monday September 28, 2015 in the Holy Family Room in Joyce’s memory. A private burial will take place on a later day at St Joseph cemetery. Redlin Funeral Home is assisting the family.

The family would like to thank Dr. Flygt (her dedicated physician) and St Clare Meadows for their attentive care throughout the final years of Joyce’s life.

 

Randall “Randy” Armbruster, Baraboo

Randall “Randy” Armbruster age 55 of Baraboo went home to his Lord on Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2015 at his home. Randy, son of Harold and Edna (Radtke) Armbruster was born on March 28, 1960 in Baraboo. He was a graduate of Baraboo High School. He was employed by Robinson Wholesale and Joe Bucher Outdoors for over 20 years as a sales manager. Randy was united in marriage to Faith Schumacher on June 6, 2009. He was a member of the First Church of the Nazarene in Baraboo. Randy was an avid sportsman, and enjoyed hunting and fishing. He had a passion for restoring old cars.

Survivors include his wife, Faith; step-sons, Nick and Dalton Schumacher; brother, Wally Armbruster; nieces and nephew, Heather (Andy Brown) Armbruster, Tara Olson and Chad Armbruster; in-laws, Dianne Long, Nancy (Steve) Hamilton, Cale (Shirley) Good and Debra Beulow as well as many dear and beloved friends and family and church friends. He is further survived by his four-legged companion, Jonah.

He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Tom; as well as his four-legged companions, Tucker, Riley and Dexter.

Funeral Services will be held on Monday, Sept. 28, 2015 at 11 a.m. at Emanuel United Methodist Church with Pastor Jonathan Tipton officiating. Visitation will be held on Sunday, Sept. 27, 2015 from 3 p.m. until 6 p.m. at Redlin Funeral Home as well as at church on Monday from 10 a.m. until the time of the service.

 

 

 

Douglas “Doug” Hollinsed, Baraboo

Douglas “Doug” Hollinsed, age 59 of Baraboo passed away due to a brain aneurysm on Saturday, Sept. 19, 2015 at St. Mary’s Hospital surrounded by his family. Doug, son of Douglas and Geraldine (Bender) Hollinsed was born Feb. 16, 1956 in Baraboo.

He was united in marriage to Anne Rindfleisch on May 19, 2001 in Baraboo.

He was a loving husband, father and grandfather that will be missed by many. Doug was employed by Luther Parr Builders for over 20 years and then became self-employed for many years as a general contractor. In his free time Doug was an accomplished hunter and fisherman. His greatest joy in life was being in the outdoors. He was a loving caretaker of all animals, big and small. Doug was an avid Packer, Brewer and NASCAR fan and a passionate student of World War II history.

Survivors include his wife, Anne; children, Nikki Zimmerman, Lee Michael Hollinsed (Tonia Lange), Brittany Hollinsed (Travis Bauer), Melissa (John) Rogers; grandchildren, Marcus, Kaitlyn, and Ashley Zimmerman, John, Lily and Haddy Rogers;  sisters, Kathy Knight, and Karen Hollinsed (Donal Farrar); first wife, Barbara (Butch) Von Behren; several cousins, aunts, uncles, in-laws, other relatives and many friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Douglas (Rita) Hollinsed and Geraldine (Donald) Kinnick; and his brother, Michael “Mickey”.

A memorial gathering and visitation will be held on Thursday, Oct. 1, 2015 from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m. at Redlin Funeral Home. A private family gathering will be held at a later date. The family would like to extend a special thank you to Baraboo EMS, St. Clare Hospital, and St. Mary’s Hospital in Madison.

 

Catherine “Kay” L. Bainbridge, Baraboo

Catherine “Kay” Louise Bainbridge, age 88, of Baraboo passed away on Saturday, September 19, 2015 at the St. Clare Hospice House. She was born on November 15, 1926 to Clinton and Marieta (Jones) Liddicoat in Cobb. She was united in marriage to John Bainbridge on June 30, 1956, he preceded her death in 2004.

Kay started her working career in Baraboo as a legal secretary for Dithmar and Greenhalgh Law Office; which later led to the startup of Sauk County Abstract and Title. She later worked for Land Title Service as a Title Insurance Specialist. After retirement she was elected as clerk for the Township of Baraboo; where she served for 20 years. Kay was a member of the Sauk County Home and Community Education Association formerly known as Homemakers for nearly 60 years; in addition she was a member of the state HCE Chorus which traveled to Europe for overseas tours. She also was 4-H general leader while her children were active. Kay was a longtime member of the First United Methodist Church in Baraboo; where she served as President of the United Methodist Women for 10 years. She was an avid bowler and was a member of the Baraboo Women’s Bowling Association, and bowled at many state tournaments. Also a member of the Bell Friends of Wisconsin; she was proud of the fact that she had over 500 bells. She enjoyed watching many sports.

Kay is survived by her children, James (Ruth) Slaughter of Las Vegas, NV, Lynn (Keith) Zick of Denzer, Bruce (Julie) Bainbridge of Teeds Grove, IA; grandchildren, Jennifer (Jason) Scarincio, Brett (Charity) Slaughter, Derek (Aimee) Slaughter, Morgan (Megan) Olson, Whitney Olson, Aaron Olson, Kathleen (Kevin) Phillips, Elizabeth Bainbridge, and Jonathan Bainbridge; great-grandchildren, Nicholas Slaughter, Allison and Devin Slaughter. She is further survived by her sisters, Gloria LeMaster and Lois (Jim) Bleser; as well as many nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, John; grandsons, Joshua and Brady Olson; and a sister, Jeanette Davis.

A Memorial Service will be held at 11am on Wednesday, September 23, 2015 at the Redlin Funeral Home in Baraboo. Visitation will be held on Tuesday, September 22, 2015 from 4-7pm at the funeral home; as well as on Wednesday from 10am until the time of service. Burial will follow services at the Walnut Hill Cemetery.

 

Ervin F. Janowiak, Baraboo

Ervin “Erv” F. Janowiak, age 91, of Baraboo passed away on Wednesday, July 15, 2015 at his home. Erv was born the son of Edmund and Anna (Wozniak) Janowiak on February 17, 1924 in Milwaukee. He was united in marriage to Henrietta Goetz on August 17, 1946 in Milwaukee; she preceded him in death in 2011.

Erv is survived by his children, Susan (Richard) Hurst, Jane (Robert) Constance, and Steven (Janie) Janowiak; three grandchildren, Zachary, Ryan, and Kristin; as well as many other relatives and friends.

A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, Sept. 26, 2015 at 12 p.m. at Redlin Funeral Home with Pastor Jonathan Tipton officiating. Visitation will be held from 11 a.m. until the time of service at the funeral home. Military Rites conducted by Baraboo Veterans Honor Guard will follow the service at the funeral home.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to all of Erv’s Wisconsin River neighbors, who were always there to lend a helping hand.  

Gilman Eugene Lincoln, Jr.

Gilman Eugene Lincoln Jr. “Manape” (Warrior), age 66, of Baraboo, Wisconsin, passed away on Monday, September 14, 2015, at Maplewood Nursing Home, in Sauk City, Wisconsin. He was born on December 1, 1948, to Gilman E. Lincoln Sr. and Virginia (Goodbear) Lincoln. 
Gilman graduated from Tomah high school and enlisted in the United States Navy and served during the Vietnam War.  He worked for the Wisconsin State Patrol as a Trooper until his retirement in 2000. After his retirement Gil received an honorary degree in Criminal Justice. 


In his spare time Gil enjoyed shooting pool, golfing, fishing, bowling, cooking, playing cards, riding his motorcycles, taking rides, telling stories, making people laugh and pretty women.
Gil is survived by his two daughters, April (Josef Schilling) and Carly (Judd Sweitzer) Lincoln; seven brothers and sisters, Mert (Cheryl) Lincoln, Lois (Brad) Behrens, James Sr. (Rhonda) Lincoln, Lori (Les) Schmolke, Levi Lincoln Sr., Lana Lincoln (John Papenfuhs), Lily Lincoln (Nelly Izaguirre); 5 grandchildren, Alison (Vaughn) Lincoln, Andrew Lincoln, Maya and Seth Schilling and Logan Beal and great-grandchild, Cassie Garner as well as many nieces, nephews, other grandchildren, relatives and friends. 

He was preceded in death by his parents. 

Funeral Services will be held on Thursday, Sept. 17, 2015 at 12, NOON at Redlin Funeral Home with Marlene Helgemo officiating. Visitation will be held on Thursday from 10 a.m. until the time of service at the funeral home. Military Rites will be conducted by the Sanford White Eagle American Legion Post #556. Inurnment will follow at Bluewing Cemetery in Tomah. Memorials or flowers may be sent to Redlin Funeral Home. Online condolences may be e-mailed to redlinfh@redlinfuneralhome.net.
He will be loved and missed by many and his laughter will continue to echo forever in our hearts.

Ronald E. Pierce, LaValle

Ronald Edward Pierce, age 77, of LaValle formerly of Baraboo passed away on Wednesday, September 9, 2015 at UW Hospital in Madison.

Ronald was born on April 12, 1938 to Edward and Marie (Dischler) Pierce in Baraboo. He lived in West Baraboo for nearly 40 years, and during this time he was united in marriage to Nancy Mudrak on October 17, 1970 at the St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Baraboo. Shortly after their two daughters, Michelle and Dawn, were born, Ronald moved his family to Baraboo, up near Baraboo Junior High School on the hill. Ronald enjoyed playing tennis and could be found most nights after work down at Mary Roundtree Park hitting the ball around with his daughters. He worked for several years as a loan officer at Baraboo Federal Savings and Loan Association before retiring around his 55th birthday.

After retiring and having both of their daughters off on their own, Ronald and Nancy sold their Baraboo home in the mid 1990’s, and for the first time in his life, Ronald was not a resident of Baraboo. Ronald and Nancy moved up to Lake Redstone to the beautiful house they had bought in June of 1976. One of Ronald’s favorite pastimes was driving around the lake in his pontoon boat. The winter months were always cold in Wisconsin, and in the late 1990’s Nancy convinced Ronald to buy a vacation home in Las Vegas, NV so that they could spend the winter months in a warmer climate. Unfortunately, Nancy passed away in 1999, so they didn’t have much time to enjoy their Las Vegas getaway home together. Ronald kept his house in Las Vegas and continued to migrate between living at Lake Redstone in the summer months and living in Las Vegas in the winter months until his passing.

Ronald is survived by his daughter, Michelle (Peter) Ruprecht, and his two grandchildren Collin and Anna Ruprecht; as well as many other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Nancy; and daughter, Dawn Pierce.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10AM on Tuesday, September 15, 2015 at the St. Joseph Catholic Church with Father Jay Poster officiating. Visitation will be held from 9AM until the time of service at the church. Burial will immediately after the service at the St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery in Baraboo. The Redlin Funeral Home is assisting the family.