Lyle M. Baumgarten, Lime Ridge

Lyle Martin Baumgarten, 82, of Lime Ridge, was welcomed into Jesus’ loving arms on Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2016, at home. He was born to Martin and Clara (Luetkens) Baumgarten on Oct. 3, 1933, in the Town of Freedom, Sauk County. He was baptized on Oct. 22, 1933 and confirmed on March 30, 1947 at St. John Ev. Lutheran Church, Rock Springs. Lyle graduated from Reedsburg High School in 1951. He proudly served his country in the United States Navy from 1953-1957. At the end of the Korean war, Lyle was aboard a minesweeper USS Reedbird AMS-51/YMS-291. His last duty was aboard the aircraft carrier USS Forrestal CVA-59, at that time the largest vessel in the Navy. In 1961, Lyle graduated from the University of Platteville with a Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Education.  

The Lord blessed Lyle’s life with love and joy. On Aug. 12, 1961, Lyle married Lorna (Shimniok) at St. John’s Ev. Lutheran Church, Baraboo. He worked in sales and marketing for animal related feed and pharmaceutical companies. He also managed a duck farm. He will be remembered for his positive attitude, his interest in others, and his quick wit. Lyle loved to sing and was a member of church choir. His interests ranged from photography to garden flowers to black and tan coonhounds. He served as a 4-H leader and showed his purebred buff Brahma chickens throughout the U.S.

Those thankful for sharing the blessing of his life include his children, Pamela (William) Domeier and Angela (Daniel) Filip; sister, Lois Strobel, brother, David (Carol) Baumgarten; aunt, Violet Vinz; brother-in-law, Richard Lauersdorf; sisters-in-law, Ruth Licht and LaDell Shimniok; nieces, nephews, other relatives and dear friends.

Lyle was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Lorna on Dec. 27, 1991; sister, Charlene Lauersdorf; and brother-in-law, Richard Strobel.

Funeral services for Lyle Baumgarten will be conducted at 2 p.m.  on Friday, Jan. 29, 2016, at St. Paul’s Ev. Lutheran Church in North Freedom with Rev. Andrew Meyer officiating. Military Rites will be conducted by the VFW Post 1916 of Reedsburg, following the service at the church.  Burial will follow at Kingston Cemetery in Merrimac. Visitation will be held on Thursday, Jan. 28, 2016 from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. at Redlin Funeral Home and from noon until the time of the service at the church on Friday. Memorials may be made to St. Paul’s Lutheran Church. 

1 Corinthians 15:57 But thanks be to God! He gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.

 

 

 

 

Ronald C. Hall, Baraboo

Ronald “Ron” C. Hall, age 51 of Baraboo passed away with loving family members by his side on Friday, Jan. 22, 2016 after a long battle with cancer. Ron, son of Donnie and Betty (Schram) Hall was born Aug. 11, 1964. On Jan. 13, 1995 he was united in marriage to Debbie Gawronski.

He is survived by his wife, Debbie; son, Ryan Hall; step-sons, Dave and Jeremy Engebretson; grandsons, Freddie, Max and Aydin; mother, Betty Hall; siblings, Howard Hall, Michael Hall, Brian (Gail) Hall and Mark Hall; many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his father; siblings, David, Julie and Daniel Hall.

Visitation will be held on Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2016 at Redlin Funeral Home from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m. There will be a time of sharing followed by a rosary service at 7 p.m.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to Dr. Carlson, Agrace Hospice and Dr. Lozier.

David T. Schubring, Baraboo

David “Dave” Tyler Schubring, age 62 of Baraboo passed away on Thursday, Jan. 21, 2016 at home.

David, son of Harold and Eleanor (Koerth) Schubring was born on Feb. 22, 1953 in Baraboo. He was a graduate of Baraboo High School, Class of 1971. On Aug. 21, 1982 he was united in marriage to Karen Vlasak. He was employed as a Correctional Officer by the State of Wisconsin for over 30 years until his retirement. After retirement he drove taxi as well as school bus for Head Start. Dave was active in the Masonic Lodge, achieving the rank of Master Mason. In his free time he enjoyed collecting hot wheels, woodworking, hunting, fishing, traveling and spending time with his family.

Survivors include his wife, Karen; children, Shannon (Darren) Scherbert, David (Tara) Schubring; grandchildren, Tyla, Trever, Trenten, Tracen and Terrick; a brother; as well as other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents and his brother.

There will be a private family service held at Redlin Funeral Home with Pastor Karen Hofstad officiating. Inurnment will be held at Walnut Hill Cemetery. A time of celebration will be held on Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2016 at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m. to gather and share memories.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to Dr. Carlson, Baraboo EMT’s, Baraboo Police Dept., Pastor Karen Hofstad, Penny Snyder, and Becky Brenson for their support.

Dr. Gerald J. Holmen, Baraboo

Dr. Gerald “Jerry” James Holmen, 81, of Baraboo passed away on Monday, Jan. 18, 2016 due to complications after a recent surgery. He was born the son of Guy and Joyce (Dahl) Holmen on Feb. 16, 1934 in Austin, Minnesota. He married Normalee Callaway in 1954 and together they had four children. He later married Kimberly Lewis in 1985 and had one son.

Jerry graduated from Viroqua High School in 1952. He earned a Bachelor’s of Science in Pharmacy in 1957 and obtained his Doctorate of Medicine in 1961, both from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He was honorably discharged from the U.S. Army in 1964 upon which he started his medical practice in Baraboo. During his 45 years of practice Jerry delivered more than 1,400 babies, served on numerous committees at the St. Clare Hospital, and thoroughly enjoyed caring for his patients in the community.

His many interests included photography, performing magic, and traveling. His favorite destinations were China, Egypt, and Italy. He enjoyed making people laugh with a good, or bad, joke.

Jerry is survived by his children, Susan (Karl) Castello of Brown Deer, David (Criss Swanson) Holmen, Christine Quandt, and Matthew Holmen all of Baraboo; two granddaughters, McKenna Quandt and Maggie Castello; as well as a sister, Janice Risteen of Chicago, and numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; three infant children; and son, James Holmen.

A Celebration of Life will be held at 2 pm on Monday, Jan. 25, 2016 at the Redlin Funeral Home in Baraboo with Father Scott Seefeldt officiating. Visitation will be held from 12 pm NOON until the time of service at the funeral home. Inurnment will take place following the service at the Walnut Hill Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Smile Train, P.O. Box 96231, Washington, D.C. 20090 or a charity of your choice.

The family wishes to thank the caregivers at St. Mary’s Hospital for their compassionate care during his final days.

Robert R. Boyd, Jr., Baraboo

Robert “Bob” R. Boyd, Jr., 73, of Baraboo passed away on Saturday, January 16, 2016 at the St. Clare Hospice House in Baraboo. He was born the son of Robert R. and Bernadette (Schommer) Boyd on June 27, 1942 in Milwaukee.

Bob was a 1960 graduate of the Markeson High School, and later joined the Army; he was honorably discharged in Anchorage, Alaska where he resided for 2 years.  He was united in marriage to Donna Sheppard in 1966 at the St. Joseph Catholic Church in Baraboo, together they had three children but later divorced.

Bob enjoyed farming, hunting and fishing. He worked at several different jobs and the one he enjoyed the most was being a school crossing guard in Baraboo.  He was a longtime member of the St. Joseph Catholic Church, but had recently been going to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.

He is survived by his children, Kelly (Carrie) Boyd, Todd (Rebekah) Boyd both of Chickasha, Ok and Teresa (Stephen) McIntyre of Adelanto, CA; ten grandchildren, Joshua Boyd, Katie (Josh) Smith, Curtis (Tiffany) Boyd, Shelby, Gage and Grace Boyd, David, Daniel, Bethany, and Matthew McIntyre; as well as great-grandchildren, Logan and Raylen Boyd, Dakota Smith, and Aiden, Jackson, and Addison Boyd; siblings, Richard (Louise) Boyd, Ronald Boyd, Randall (Roxanne) Boyd, and Pamela (Terry) Putman; and many nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.

Bob was preceded in death by his parents.

A memorial service will be held on Friday, Jan. 22, 2016 at 6 p.m. at the Redlin Funeral Home in Baraboo with Bishop Eric Justice officiating. Following service a short military honors will be performed, and a time of gathering will be held until 7:30pm, at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the family.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to Mary and the other caregivers at the St. Clare Hospice House for their compassionate care.  

Andrew Massong, Baraboo

Andrew Massong passed away January 17, 2016, at the age of 87 at St. Clare Hospital in Baraboo. He was born in 1928 in Kikinda, Yugoslavia, and immigrated to the United States in 1949 with his parents and his sister, Catherine, entering in Chicago and eventually settling in Reedsburg. He worked in the woolen mill, where he met his wife Joyce (Powell) Massong and they were married November 18, 1952.

He was an active member and worked at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church and school in Baraboo for many years and enjoyed being a member of the Knights of Columbus.

Andy is survived by his wife, Joyce; his four children, Linda (Jim) Crisafulli, Mike Massong, Mary (Bill) Imray, and Pam (Brad) Zersen; and his five grandchildren, Matthew (Jennifer) Crisafulli, Rebecca Crisafulli, Adam (Angel) Massong, Dustin (Brit) Imray and Chelsey (Riley) Ruegsegger; as well as nine great-grandchildren; and his sister, Catherine Powell.

He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Clouse and Tony; and one sister, Medie.

A memorial mass will be held on Thursday, Jan. 21, 2016 at 11 a.m. at St. Joseph Catholic Church with Father Jay Poster officiating. Visitation will be held from 10 a.m. until the time of mass at the church. The Knights of Columbus will pray the Rosary at 9:30 a.m. on Thursday in honor of Andy. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the family. The Redlin Funeral Home is assisting the family.

 

Louis Setzke, Prairie du Sac

A carpenter at heart, Louis F. Setzke finished his last job by building his own staircase to heaven on January 15th, 2016. He was born in Madison on July 5th, 1941 to Erwin and Armella “Molly” Setzke. For more than four decades, he owned and operated Setzke Carpentry, Inc. in Prairie du Sac. He was known best for his attention to detail by measuring twice and cutting once, his witty sense of humor with perfect timing, and his compassionate, giving heart.

Louis was married to Frances “Cookie” Setzke on September 30th, 1961. Together in their 54 years of marriage, they have been active members of Saint Joseph Parish. Louis was most proud of the life and family he built with Cookie: son Mark, his wife Diana and daughter Faith, daughter Holly, her husband Phil Marx, and their children Teyanna Loether (Tyler) and Nathan, and daughter Jennifer. Special thanks to Dr. James Heun and his team for providing Louis with exceptional care and entertainment.

To honor Louis putting to rest his hammer and saw, visitation will be at Redlin Funeral Home in Baraboo on Thursday, January 21st from 4-7pm. A private family service is being held. In lieu of flowers, donations will be accepted for a scholarship in Louis’ name that will be given to a student in a trades program.

Lola Greenwood, Baraboo

Lola Greenwood, 93, of Baraboo passed away on Thursday, January 14, 2016 at the St. Clare Meadows Care Center. She was born the daughter of Louie and Verdie (Webster) Wagner on July 31, 1922 in Reedsburg. Lola was united in marriage to Donald B. Greenwood on June 10, 1942 at San Louis Obispo, California.  

Lola was a longtime member of the Walnut Hill Bible Church in Baraboo.  

She is survived by her daughters, Judith (David) Kamla of Baraboo, Joann (James) Wright of Baraboo, and Beverly Scheppke of Blanchard, OK; eight grandchildren, Matthew (Jennifer) Kamla, Andrew (Candice) Kamla, John (Brooke) Wright, Jaime (Nathan) Sundsmo, Marti Scheppke, Wesley Scheppke, and Caitlin (Johnny) Drewrey; and 15 great-grandchildren. She is further survived by her siblings, Florence Seamans, Phyllis Montgomery, and Ruthie Christian; as well as many nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends. 

Lola was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Don; brother, Ray Wagner; sisters, Helen Schultz, Josephine Greenwood, Ula Verdine Groves; granddaughter, Kelly Kamla; a son-in-law, David Scheppke; and three Sundsmo infant great-grandchildren.  

Funeral Services will be held at 11am on Tuesday, January 19, 2016 at the Walnut Hill Bible Church in Baraboo with Pastor Dave Hutchens officiating. Visitation will be held on Tuesday from 9am until the time of service at the church. Burial will be held at 3pm at the Greenwood Cemetery in Reedsburg. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Veteran’s Care Trust Fund, 505 Broadway Rm 205, Baraboo, WI 53913; this fund helps veteran’s with their basic needs as they transition from service to civilian life. The Redlin Funeral Home is assisting the family.  

The family would like to extend a special thank you to all the wonderful staff at Meadowview, St. Clare Meadows Care Center, and her favorite doctor, Dr. Tim Deering for their exceptional love and care.

 

Darleen Marie Haagensen, Lake Delton

 Darleen Marie Haagensen, age 87 of Lake Delton passed away on Monday, Jan. 11, 2016 at Sauk County Health Care Center with family by her side. Darleen, daughter of Ferdinand John and Ella (Steinhorst) Giebel was born April 8, 1928 in Sauk County.

On May 28, 1949 she was united in marriage to Harold J. Haagensen; he preceded her in death on Sept. 21, 1968.

Darleen worked in the bakery department at Pierce’s Pick ‘n Save for many years and later went to work for the Baraboo School District in the kitchen.

In her free time she enjoyed gardening, doing puzzles and spending time with her dog, Buddy and her family.

Survivors include her children, Sharleen (William) Stoffels, Pamela (David) Rick, Thomas (Vickie Rains) Haagensen, Kay (Tony) Ziech, Lorie (Dale) Koch; grandchildren, Jennifer (Paul) Stricker, Sarah (Jeff) Schultz, Rebecca (Jeremy) Gilbertson, Mary (Andrew) Peterson, Jerome Ziech, Andrew (Michelle Castile) Rick, Keith Koch; five great-grandchildren with a sixth expected in June; brother, Marvin Giebel; brother-in-law, Lloyd Reilley; sister-in-law, Helene Giebel; son-in-law, Thomas Shew; as well as nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Harold; daughter, Konalee Shew; brother, Duane Giebel; sister, Shirley Reilley; and sister-in-law, Laverne Giebel.

Funeral Services will be held on Thursday, Jan. 14, 2016 at 11 a.m. at St. John’s Lutheran Church with Pastor Carl Schroeder officiating. Visitation will be held from 9:30 a.m. until the time of services at the church. Burial will be held at Norway Grove Memorial Cemetery in DeForest on Thursday at 2 p.m. The Redlin Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.

Shirley A. Wasilewski, Baraboo

Shirley Ann Wasilewski, 78, of Baraboo passed away on Sunday, January 10, 2016 at the St. Clare Meadows Care Center. She was born the daughter of Julius and Martina (Robers) Banks on September 26, 1937 in Lyons. Shirley was united in marriage to Stanley Wasilewski in Chicago in 1964.

For many years Shirley worked as an operator for Ma Bell Telephone Company; she started in Baraboo, then transferred to Madison, and finally Milwaukee. She truly enjoyed working for the telephone company and always loved to share her experiences. She eventually moved back to Baraboo with her family and worked at Spurgeon’s Department Store for nearly 15 years. Then she worked at Teel Plastics until she retired, to take care of her grandchildren. Shirley absolutely loved gardening, so much so, that she could have been a botanist. She kept everything in pristine order and considered her yard a labor of love. More than anything Shirley enjoyed spending time with her children and grandchildren.

She is survived by her children, Kim and Jon Wasilewski; grandchildren, Dakota and Lindsey Fahrenkrug, and Evan and Jake Wasilewski. She is further survived by her siblings, Jean, John, Mike, Mary, and Steven; as well as many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Stanley; and sister, Luella.

A Memorial Mass will be held at 11am on Friday, January 15, 2016 at the St. Joseph Catholic Church in Baraboo with Father Jay Poster officiating. Visitation will be held on Thursday, January 14, 2016 at the Redlin Funeral Home from 4pm-6pm, and on Friday from 10am until the time of service at the church. Burial will follow services at the St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to the ER staff and Dr. Mathers at St. Clare Hospital, the TLC staff at UW Madison, and Shirley’s “angels” at St. Clare Meadows Care Center for their compassionate care.