Darrell Wayne Puttkamer, Baraboo

Darrell Wayne Puttkamer, age 87 of Baraboo passed away on Sunday, May 29, 2016 at Our House Assisted Living. Darrell was born on Jan. 26, 1929 in Baraboo, the son of Herman and Clara Puttkamer. He graduated from Baraboo High School. On March 15, 1952 he married Lorraine Shepherd; she preceded him in death on Dec. 27, 1997. He married Verna Sorenson on May 4, 2002; she preceded him in death on July 9, 2006.

Darrell grew up and farmed in Fairfield. He worked at Badger Army Ammunition Plant and the Sauk County Highway Dept. Darrell loved traveling, fishing and spending time with family and friends. He was a lifelong member of St. John’s Lutheran Church. 

He is survived by his daughters, Susan (David) Alwin of Baraboo, Linda (Lonnie) Olson of Wonewoc and Sandy (Donald) Bell of Baraboo; six grandchildren, Brian (Samantha) Alwin, Pamela (Tyson) Duhr, Melody (Paul) Gerriets, Derrick (Cory Weirich) Olson, Todd (Marilee) Bell and Jeff (Susie) Bell; 15 great-grandchildren; brother-in-law, Glenn Herndon; friends, Bill (Virginia) Shanks and Bernie Holtz and many other family and friends. 

He was preceded in death by his parents and sister, Eunayne Herndon.

Funeral Services will be held on Friday, June 3, 2016 at 11 a.m. at St. John’s Lutheran Church with Pastor Carl Schroeder officiating. Visitation will be held from 10 a.m. until the time of service at the church. Burial will follow at Walnut Hill Cemetery. Memorials may be made to St. John’s Lutheran Church or to the family. The Redlin Funeral Home is assisting the family.

Darrell was a wonderful husband and father, he had a strong faith in God and enjoyed attending church; we know he is now in a happy place but we will miss him.

 

 

 

 

Elizabeth M. Schlender, Baraboo

Elizabeth M. “Liz” Schlender, age 91 of Baraboo passed away peacefully at her daughter’s home on Saturday, May 28, 2016. Elizabeth, daughter of Lester and Adena (Pribbenow) Breneman was born on Feb. 6, 1925 in Portage and grew up in Poynette. She was a graduate of Portage High School. On March 29, 1946 she was united in marriage to the love of her life, Stuart Schlender in San Francisco; they would have celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary this year.
Liz was the definition of ‘behind every man is a good woman’; while raising her family she was the main support system. While caring for her husband and children she took great care of all household necessities and beyond. She took great pride in her family; always supporting her children and grandchildren in anything they did including the many years of softball games and tournaments. Liz always did anything her family needed without expecting anything in return; she was a selfless wife, mother and grandmother that always put her family before herself. In her free time she enjoyed taking care of her plants, flowers, feeding the birds and knitting. Liz was also a Brewers and Badgers fan.

Survivors include her children, Corby (Vera) Schlender, Craig (Elizabeth) Schlender, Clark (Diane) Schlender, Stephanee (Don) Flentje all of Baraboo and Jeffrey Schlender of North Freedom. She is further survived by 15 grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren; sister, June Fiske; brother, LeRoy Breneman; brother-in-law, Fritz Paske; sister-in-law, Margaret Schaitel as well as other relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Stuart on May 26, 2015; and a sister, Beverly Paske.

Funeral Services will be held on Thursday, June 2, 2016 at 11 a.m. at Emanuel United Methodist Church in Baraboo with Pastor Blake Overlien officiating. Visitation will be held on Wednesday, June 1, 2016 from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. at Redlin Funeral Home and also from 10 a.m. until the time of service on Thursday at the church. Burial of Liz and Stuarts ashes will be held at the German-Methodist Cemetery at a later date.


The family would like to extend a special thank you to Jenny Schlender, Helen Ann Niebuhr, Janie and Jeff Alsmo as well as Home Health United Hospice and Agrace Hospice for the wonderful care and support they given to shown Liz. To our sister, Stephanee – we will be forever grateful for the loving care you showed mom and for helping to make her last days enjoyable.

 

Scott Dobush, Baraboo

Scott Dobush, 41, of Baraboo passed away on Monday, May 23, 2016.  Scott was born May 3, 1975 in Chicago, the son of Ruth and the late James Dobush.  He graduated from Baraboo High School in 1993.

He is survived by his wife, Sarah; and two young daughters, Taylor and Sydney.  He is further survived by mother, Ruth (Larry Kerska) Dobush; his siblings; Brian (Amanda) Dobush, Concetta (BJ) Cruze and John (Amy) Dobush; as well as sister-in-law, Jennifer (Clark) Gaulke; brother-in-law, Daren (Stacey) Hill; many nieces and nephews; grandmother Corrine Wahlberg and many aunts, uncles, cousins and in-laws Renee and Curt Hill.

Scott loved his family and children.  He enjoyed the outdoors; hiking and exploring nature.  He had a love for animals, and some of his hobbies included reading, cooking, Frisbee golf, bowling and watching sports especially the Packers and Brewers.

He also found solace and peace through the Christian love and support of the Walnut Hill Church and their faith community.

Funeral Services will be held at 11:30 A.M. on Saturday, May 28, 2016 at the Walnut Hill Bible Church in Baraboo with Pastor Dan Gunderson officiating. Visitation will be held from 10:00 A.M. until the time of service at the church. Burial will follow services in the Walnut Hill Cemetery in Baraboo. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the family to be used in support of Scott’s two young children.  The Redlin Funeral Home is assisting the family.

Harold “Corky” Burgess, Baraboo

Harold “Corky” Burgess, age 68 of Baraboo passed away on Wednesday, May 25, 2016 at home. Corky, son of William and Betty (Hirn) Burgess was born Jan. 3, 1948. On Feb. 19, 1977 he was united in marriage to Jill Nehring. Corky worked on various welding jobs, he was a horse farrier for 38 years and most recently worked as a crossing guard at Draper and 9th. He was a lover of horses, he enjoyed camping, watching John Wayne movies and shooting guns.
Survivors include his wife, Jill; daughters Tami (Dale) Phillips and Jana (Tim) Rodriguez; grandchildren, Brandie, Michael and Kory; great-granddaughter, Alexis; brother, Daniel (Morieen) Burgess; as well as other relatives and friends and his beloved pets, Lady and Snow.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and his great-grandson, Tanner.
A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, June 4, 2016 at 2pm at Redlin Funeral Home with George Burgess officiating. Visitation will be held from 1 pm until the time of service at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the family for funeral expenses.

Adeline Fuller, Baraboo

Adeline “Addie” Anna Louise Fuller, 89, of Baraboo passed away on Sunday, May 22, 2016 at the St. Clare Meadows Care Center. She was born May 6, 1927 to Carl and Selma (Zimmerman) Zuch in Greenfield Township.  Addie was united in marriage to Richard Fuller on August 3, 1951 in Dubuque, IA.
Addie was an avid bowler, she was a league bowler for nearly 30 years. She enjoyed watching the Packers and the Cubs. She also loved playing cards and bingo.
Addie is survived by her children, Connie Darby, Stuart (Carole) Fuller, Pam Hansen, Debbie Fuller, Jessie (Kevin) Chambers, and Greg (Jessie) Fuller; 15 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; and 4 great-great grandchildren. She is further survived by her brother William (Darlene) Zuch; sister-in-law, Sharon Zuch; as well as many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Carl and Selma; husband, Richard; brothers, Martin and John Zuch; sons-in-law, Harold Darby and Joe Hansen; grandchildren, Marianna Caflisch and Randy Darby; and great-grandchild, Mercedes Caflisch.
A Memorial Visitation will be held on Thursday, May 26, 2016 from 3:00-5:00PM at the Redlin Funeral Home in Baraboo. A private family inurnment will take place at a later date.
The family would like to extend a special thank you to the staff of St. Clare Meadows and St. Clare Hospital, and Dr. Eric Hamburg for the loving, compassionate care.

James Eugene Reynen, Reedsburg

James Eugene Reynen, age 65 of Reedsburg passed away on Friday, May 20, 2016 at his home. James, son of Francis and Genevieve (Proesel) Reynen was born March 19, 1951 in Evanston, Illinois. In his free time he enjoyed going on bus trips, Brewer games and bowling.
Survivors include many friends he made throughout his life.
He was preceded in death by his parents and an infant brother.
Graveside services will be held at noon on Thursday, June 2, 2016 at Nicolet Memorial Park in Green Bay. The Redlin Funeral Home is assisting with arrangements.

James “Jimbo” Stainback, Baraboo

 James “Jimbo” Stainback, 54, of Baraboo passed away on Sunday, May 22, 2016 at the St. Clare Meadows Care Center. He was born on June 25, 1961 the son of James T. and Verna Stainback in Joliet Illinois.
Jimbo was a union millwright for eight years.
He is survived by his mother, Verna; brother, Jeff Stainback; brother-in-law, Joe Edwards; and sister-in-law, Deb Stainback; as well as nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.
Jimbo was preceded in death by his father, James Thomas Stainback; son, Jack Thomas Stainback; sister, Jean Marie Edwards; and brother, John T. Stainback.
Per Jimbo’s wishes no services will be held. Memorials may be made to the family. The Redlin Funeral Home is assisting the family.

Tamara “Tammy” (Sinnard) Kowalke, North Freedom

Tamara “Tammy” (Sinnard) Kowalke, 45, of North Freedom passed away on Saturday, May 21, 2016 at her home. She was born on January 14, 1971 to Larry Sinnard and Nannette “Nan” Weiland. Tammy was currently engaged to Travis Spink.

Tammy loved spending time with her family; especially her children and grandchildren. She enjoyed dancing and listening to music.

To a loving daughter, grandma, sister, and mom.

You always loved to smile, you will only be gone for a while.

You loved to laugh, sing and dance, we will talk to you with every chance, you were an amazing mom to so many and amazing daughter, sister and especially grandma.

It’s ok for all of us to cry, laugh, smile, you will only be gone awhile.

We love you mom so very much, guide us as you watch your grandkids laugh and play.  –By Alesha Kowalke

Tammy is survived by her fiancé, Travis; children, David Kowalke, Samantha Sinnard, Alesha Kowalke, Dillan Kowalke, and Ethan Spink; grandchildren, Pacey, Aliviah, Alyanaih, and Aubrie; mother, Nan (Dan Krueger) Weiland; siblings, Sara (Bret) Saalsaa, Lisa Dewitt, and Pat Sinnard. She is further survived by many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by grandparents, Ralph and Faye Weiland.

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

Carl F. Voll, Baraboo

Carl F. Voll, 88, of Baraboo passed away on Wednesday, May 11, 2016 at the St. Clare Hospital after a brief illness. He was born in Lyons (West Baraboo) on June 5, 1927 the third child of Charles and Densie (Carpenter) Voll. 

He was a graduate of Lyons Grade School and the Baraboo High School and the Maritime Service Center, Sheepshead Bay, NY; where he served ocean duty from June 1945 until March 1947. Upon his discharge he received a letter of commendation and heartfelt thanks from President Harry S. Truman for his courage and fortitude. Carl was employed by Wisconsin Bell, Ameritech and AT&T. He retired from AT&T in 1989 after 41 years of service. He was a member of the Telephone Pioneers of America.

Carl was united in marriage to Shirley Churchill at the Necedah Methodist Church on June 22, 1952. Carl was very inventive and enjoyed being “Mr. Fix-it” for himself and others. Other favorite pastimes were hunting, fishing, gardening, and all sports; especially the Packers and the Chicago Cubs.

Carl is survived by his wife, Shirley; children, Jeff (Cheryl) Voll of Baraboo, Daniel Voll of Fernandino Beach, FL, and Lisa Johnson of Baraboo; three granddaughters, Ashley (fiancé Derrick Powers) Voll, Arielle (Jim) Ortega, and Summer (Brian) Newkirk; special friends, Tom and Lila Pollard and Shirley Hess; as well as many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.     

He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Lyle and Everett Voll; and sister, Verle Stultz.

A Funeral Service will be held on Monday, May 16, 2016 at 1:30pm at the Redlin Funeral Home with Chaplain Ellen Williams-Masson officiating. Visitation will be held from 12:30pm until the time of service at the funeral home. Burial will follow service at the Walnut Hill Cemetery.

 

Violet Elizabeth McMahon, Baraboo

Violet Elizabeth McMahon died peacefully April 6, 2016 at St. Clare Hospital.

Vi was born March 16, 1925 on the family farm in Manitowoc, WI. to Michael and Elizabeth (Kautzer) Wimmer.  She was married to Walter C.(Mac) McMahon on May 4, 1946.  He preceded her in death on February 12, 2005.          

  Violet is survived by her sons, Greg of Baraboo; Steve (Jane Foster) of Manitowoc; granddaughters, Jessica Kolar (Kevin Crawford); Stacy McMahon(Cory Wetzel); great-grandchildren, Zoe, David, Olivia, Chloe and Cameron all of Baraboo.  Brother-in-law Emory (Susie) Stansell of Jacksonville, FL. Vi is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews. 

Vi was preceded in death by her parents and in-laws, her husband, Walter, and son, W. Michael.  She was the 3rd of eight children and was preceded in death by siblings Margaret, Dorothy, Mark, Louella, Millicent, Jean, Corrine, and their spouses.

Vi worked as the secretary to the Baraboo High School principal for 25 years, retiring in June, 1986.  She then worked as the adult education coordinator for the Madison Area Technical College classes held in Baraboo.

Vi  and Mac enjoyed many retirement years at Pioneer Park, Lake Delton and St. James City, FL.  When she moved back to Baraboo, Vi lived at Oak Park Place where she rekindled many old friendships and made many new ones.  If there was a bridge game, she was happy.

A memorial mass will be held on Saturday, May 14, 2016, at 11:00 am, at ST. JOSEPH CATHOLIC CHURCH in Baraboo, with Father Jay Poster officiating.  Cremation has occurred, and the family will greet family and friends at the church from 10:00 am until the time of services on Saturday.

The family would like to offer our sincere and heartfelt THANK YOU to the  staff at Fresenius Kidney Care in Baraboo, where Vi was treated 3 times per week for 5 years.  She appreciated and enjoyed the care she received there.

We would also like to  thank Dr. Rex Flygt and his staff for their years of compassion and patience while treating Violet.

Memorials can be made in Violet’s name to The Wisconsin Maritime Museum, 75 Maritime Drive, Manitowoc, WI.  54220. The Redlin Funeral Home is assisting the family.