Rebecca R. Hannagan, Baraboo

Rebecca “Becky” R. Hannagan, age 64 of Baraboo, died on Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2016 at St. Clare Hospice House with friends and family by her side after a five year battle with Leiomyosarcoma; a rare soft tissue cancer. Rebecca, daughter of Frank C. and Winnifred (Currie) Tibbetts, was born Sept. 28, 1951 in Crosby/Ironton, Minnesota. After over 20 years of employment, she retired from Land’s End in Reedsburg in 2012. She also served as President of the St. Clare Hospital Auxiliary in Baraboo. In her free time, she enjoyed attending movies and participating in social gatherings with loved friends and family. She also enjoyed taking care of her beloved pets, Sparky and Harley, who kept her company and in good spirits through her final years. Becky also loved spending time with her grandchildren and attending their Baraboo sporting events. She was definitely a friend of Thunderbird athletics.
Survivors include her children, Justin (Colleen) Hannagan, Ashley (Ryan Montie) Hannagan; grandchildren, Haley, Ryan and Alex Hannagan, Brookelyn and Amelia Montie; siblings, Currie (Connie) Tibbetts of Naples, Florida and Sally (Ed) Henslee of Crystal Lake, Illinois as well as other relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents and her brother, Gregory C. Tibbetts formerly of Baraboo.
The family would like to thank Kathy Knight of Reedsburg for her dedicated care and devotion to Becky’s wellbeing as her sickness progressed. We would also like to thank countless friends and relatives who kept our mother company throughout her last years and especially in her last month.
Memorial Services will be held on Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2016 at 11 a.m. at New Life Community Advent Christian Church, 1919 Elizabeth St. in Baraboo with Pastor Jesse Stevens officiating. Visitation will be held from 9:30 a.m. until the time of service at the church. A luncheon will follow in the church fellowship hall. If desired, memorials may be made to St. Clare Hospice House, 915 12th St. in Baraboo or brought to the memorial service.  Redlin Funeral Home is assisting the family.

John Terpstra, Baraboo

John Terpstra, age 85 of Baraboo went to his heavenly home on Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2016 at home surrounded by his loving family. John served his country in the US Army during the Korean War and was honorably discharged.  He was a loving father that enjoyed hunting, fishing, playing cards, cribbage and spending time with his family.
He is survived by his sons, John, David and Daniel (Janice) Terpstra all of Baraboo; 13 grandchildren, Chris (Taylor) Kratky, David Terpstra, Kert Terpstra, Stefani Terpstra, Brittany Terpstra, Steven Terpstra, Amie Terpstra, Aiden Liegel, Kassidy Terpstra, Samuel Terpstra, Clay Nemitz-Stautz, Tyler James Nemitz-King and Elizabeth Nemitz; 7 great-grandchildren, Bentley, Vasher, Joseph, Jayden, Brooklyn, Jetit, and Donny; Rosa (Davis) Terpstra; as well as other relatives and friends.
John was preceded in death by his parents; the mother of his children, Christine R. (Allen) Terpstra and his son, Joseph Terpstra.
Funeral Services will be held on Saturday, Aug. 27, 2016 at 1:30 p.m. at St. John’s Lutheran Church. Visitation will be held from 11:30 until the time of services at the church. Burial will follow at Pleasant Valley Cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the family. Redlin Funeral Home is assisting the family.
The family would like to extend a special thank you to Home Health United Hospice and to Alecia, Kay, Jennifer, Jim, Beckie, Sally, Tammy, Sue, Michelle, and Allison for their care and support.

Hildegarde Gertrude Geyman, Baraboo

Hildegarde Gertrude Geyman, 71 of Baraboo passed away on Wednesday, August 24, 2016 at St. Clare Hospice House in Baraboo, WI. Hilde was born on August 3,1945 to Reinhold and Mathilda (Schulte) Hartmann in Chicago, Illinois. She spent her childhood in Chicago before the family moved to Minnesota where she graduated from Blue Earth High in 1963. She began her undergraduate studies at the College of St. Theresa in Winona, Minnesota before attending the University of Minnesota where she graduated with distinction from the school of Physical Therapy in 1968. Hilde began her career working at the Fairfield Hospital in Minneapolis before other stops at the VA Hospital in Biloxi, Mississippi, Waukesha Memorial Hospital in Wisconsin, and then working for over 20 years in Baraboo for Restorative Care Associates at St. Clare Meadows. She finally retired after working for Home Health United in 2005, but continued to keep her professional relationships strong with her monthly meetings of the “PT Cruisers” and “M & Ms”.

While in college she met Richard E. Geyman, a native of Rock Springs while working in Wisconsin Dells during the summer of 1964. They were married in Blue Earth, Minnesota in 1968 and lived briefly in Menomonie, Wisconsin before Richard’s military service took them to Biloxi, Mississippi. After surviving Hurricane Camille in 1969, they returned to Wisconsin and lived in Pewaukee where her two children Heather (1971) and Jon (1973) were born. After four years her family moved to the Lake Delton and Baraboo area where she spent the rest of her life.

Besides Hildegarde’s family and career, she lived a life that was full of many passions. Her love of travel with her family took her across the United States and to Germany. She and Richard were fond of searching out rails to trails bike trips across the Midwest throughout their retirement. In addition, trips to the Turtle Flambeau Flowage created many fond memories with close friends. At home she was a passionate gardener who took great pride in her flowers and vegetables. Hilde took great joy in photography and art, often taking pictures of family functions and nature scenes where her strong eye for detail and composition resulted in many images that will be treasured by friends and family. She attended St. Paul’s Church (ELCA) in Baraboo, where she was active in the choir, church library, and bible study. Through St. Paul she developed and enjoyed enduring friendships that often resulted in memorable camping trips and costume parties. Over the past few years she took a special interest in reading, painting, and spending time with her grandchild, Calvin. Hildegarde will be remembered for her pursuit of learning, support of her children, dedication to her career, and a 48 year marriage to the man she loved and laughed with so much. Even when faced with extreme adversity she continued to have a positive and inspirational outlook on life while continuing to leave a legacy of doing the right thing for her friends and family.

Hilde was preceded in death by her parents, Rienhold and Mathilda, and her brother Carl. She is survived by her husband, Richard Geyman; daughter, Heather Geyman of Baraboo; son, Jon Geyman (Kristina) and grandson, Calvin of Freedom, WI. Brothers, Richard (Sarah) Hartmann of St. Louis Park, MN, Fred (Dina) Hartmann of Valencia, CA and sisters, Geraldine Hartmann of White Bear Lake, MN and Theresa Hartman of Glendale, AZ.

Visitation will be at Redlin Funeral Home in Baraboo on Thursday, September 1st, 2016 from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m. A Memorial Service will take place at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church on Saturday, September 3rd, 2016 at 11:00 am. and visitation will take place prior to the service at the church. Inurnment will be held at Rock Springs Cemetery on Saturday at 1:30 p.m.

Hilde would like to acknowledge the many healthcare workers at UW Hospitals, Home Health United, and St. Mary’s / Dean. In lieu of flowers Hildegarde requested donations be made to Doctors Without Borders, an environmental cause of your choice, or St. Paul’s Lutheran Church.

Ivan Kenneth Accola, Baraboo

Ivan Kenneth Accola, age 97 of Baraboo passed away on Saturday, Aug. 20, 2016 at St. Clare Meadows. Ivan, son of John and Esther (Alexander) Accola was born Aug. 11, 1919 in Prairie du Sac. On Feb. 10, 1942 he entered and served in WWII and earned numerous medals including the Bronze Star. In Sept. of 1945 he was honorably discharged as a Master Sergeant. On Jan. 20, 1951 he was united in marriage to Gertrude Platt at Evangelical United Brethern Church where they remained lifetime members. Gertrude preceded Ivan in death on May 17, 2013. He was a building contractor for over 45 years. Ivan owned and operated Aire Visa Motel in Lake Delton for 14 years and other small businesses. He was a lifetime member of American Legion Post 26, Charter Member of VFW 987 and the 40 et 8; and achieved commander of various posts. He was a member of the Lake Delton Businessmen and was a Lions Club member.
He is survived by his children, Carol (Len) Wagner of Baraboo, Ken (Barb) Accola of DeForest and Susie (Dwain) Robb of Murphy, Texas; nine grandchildren, Lori (Devin) Atkinson, Cristy Krueger, Tina (C.J.) Edwards, Andrew Accola, Shawn (Nicole) Robb, Kimberly (David) Chase, Noah (Danielle) Robb, Elijah (Kori) Robb and Caleb Robb; 15 great-grandchildren; sisters, Agnes Ropers and Ida Mae Erickson as well as other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Gertrude; and his sister, Esther Griffin.
Memorial Services will be held on Friday, Aug. 26, 2016 at 11 a.m. at Emanuel United Methodist Church with Pastor Blake Overlien officiating. Visitation will be held from 10 a.m. until the time of service at the church. Inurnment will follow at Rock Hill Cemetery where military rites will be conducted. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Emanuel United Methodist Church or St. Clare Meadows. The Redlin Funeral Home is assisting the family.

Lois E. Krunnfusz, Baraboo

Lois E. Krunnfusz, 84, of Baraboo, passed away on Thursday, August 18, 2016, at UW Hospital. She was born on March 19, 1932 to Dios and Mary (Daugherty) Eaton in Elgin, Ill. Lois married her high school sweetheart, Gordon Krunnfusz, on Aug. 23, 1952 in Elgin and they remained deeply in love throughout their lives. She retired in 1995 after more than 30 years in various positions with SSM Health at St Clare Hospital in Baraboo, retiring in the position of Director of Patient Care Services. She was a member of First United Methodist Church in Baraboo for over 45 years.

Lois’ nurturing and caring spirit was reflected in her passion for nursing and continued after her retirement in her service and participation with numerous community groups. In her understated way, she touched many lives by listening carefully, honing in on the true needs and applying her cheerful pragmatism towards simply making things better with her upbeat, can-do attitude. She was a faithful member of P.E.O. International for over 45 years and active with the InterFaith Volunteer Network and the St. Clare Hospital Auxiliary.

Her zest for life was apparent every day, reflected in her large circle of friends whom she treasured dearly. Over the years, she was active in many social groups and clubs including her morning swim group, dominoes, and various bridge clubs amongst others. 

Lois enjoyed picnics anywhere and in any weather, was an avid reader, a world-wide traveler both with her husband Gordon and later with friends, and loved cheering on the Wisconsin Badgers and the Green Bay Packers … surpassing even her husband’s enthusiasm for the teams.  

She took special delight in her grandchildren, including taking them in small groups to Wales with Gordon, attending their sporting events and concerts all over the region, playing games with them, making her Scotcheroos, and making herself available anytime and any place to talk with them about anything.

Lois is survived by her children, David (Nancy) of Naperville, Ill., Dan (Cathy) of Mt. Horeb, Kathy (Rick) Miller of DeForest, Linda (Clyde) Neville of Prescott Valley, Ariz.; and her 12 grandchildren, Delvan Neville and Karen (Sam) Vandergaw; Emily (Michael) Chapman, Allison, and Elizabeth Krunnfusz; Andrea (Tony) Krunnfusz-Grabarczyk and Jason Krunnfusz; Samantha, Joel, and Anna Miller;  and Connor and Katie Morse.  Other survivors include her sister-in-laws, Janet (Seth) Stearns of Centre Harbor, N.H and Yvonne Eaton of Bonita Springs, Fla.; many nieces and nephews, and friends.

She was preceded in death by her husband Gordon; her parents Dios and Mary Eaton; her brother Robert Eaton; her sister- and brother-in-law Virginia and John Hoffman; and mother- and father-in-law, Cleytus and Edna Krunnfusz.

Funeral services will be held on Thursday, August 25, 2016 at 11 a.m. at the First United Methodist Church, 615 S. Broadway St., Baraboo, with Pastor Marianne Cotter officiating. Interment will follow in Walnut Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5-8 p.m. Wednesday, August 24 at Redlin Funeral Home, 401 Madison Ave., Baraboo, and from 10 a.m. until the time of services at church on Thursday. Memorials may be made to First United Methodist Church, St. Clare Hospital Foundation, or St. Mary’s Hospital Foundation.

 

Peggy Q. Kivioja, Baraboo

Peggy Q. Kivioja (nee Quinn) of Baraboo, died August 18, 2016, in her home at Oak Park Place.

Peggy was born in 1933 in Columbus, Ohio to Thomas and Katherine Quinn. She attended The Ohio State University where she met her husband Olaf. They were married in 1954. Peggy and Olaf moved to Villa Park, Illinois in 1963 where they raised their 3 children. They moved to Baraboo in 2000 to be closer to their Wisconsin family. After moving to Baraboo, Peggy and Olaf became active members of their community. Peggy was a volunteer at the Circus World Museum, St. Claire Meadows, and the Baraboo Food Pantry. Peggy worked for a few years in the photo department of the Baraboo Wal-Mart. She was a member of the Daughters of Isabella of St. Joseph Catholic Church as well as a member of the Sauk County Writers’ Club. Peggy was a proud Irish lady who was an avid Ohio State Buckeye fan and a faithful fan of the Chicago Cubs.

Peggy is survived by her three children and 2 grandchildren.; Julie (Michael) Rogers of Sauk City; Thomas of Spokane, Washington; Lisa (Steve) Kaliski  of Ferguson, Missouri; and grandsons Charles and James Arndt of Sauk City. Peggy is also survived by her dear cousin Mary Rita Pierson of Toledo, Ohio; sister-in-law Ivi (Sandor) Karady of Mountainside, New Jersey; brother-in-law Juri (Deb) Ilves  of Groveport, Ohio; special friends who became family including Quentin (Joyce) Questel ; Larry Doyle; Inge Timmerman and family; Marilyn Montag; Shelley (Rich) Worth ; Jenny Ellie; and beloved canine friend Angel. Dear friend and aunt to many. 

Peggy is preceded in death by her husband of 58 years, Olaf; parents Thomas and Katherine Quinn; brothers Thomas Jr. (Rita) and Robert; dear friend Arlene Doyle; in-laws Harald Kivioja and Julia Kivioja Ilves and John Ilves; and many aunts, uncles and cousins.

Services will be held at 11 am, Friday, August 26, 2016, at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Baraboo. Visitation will be from 10 am until time of service. Luncheon will be held following the service. The Daughters of Isabella will pray the rosary on Thursday, August 25, 2016 at 4 p.m. at church in Peggy’s memory.

Private interment in Columbus, OH at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Sauk County Humane Society or charity of choice.

Thanks to Oak Park Place, Baraboo, and Home Health United Hospice for their loving care.

James “Jim” Lee Kern, Baraboo

James “Jim” Lee Kern, 82 of Baraboo passed away on Monday, Aug. 15, 2016 at St. Clare Hospital. Jim was born Dec. 28, 1933 in Stanberry, Missouri to Edward Leo and Maggie Madelaine (Sorenson) Kern. He graduated from Stanberry High School in 1951. Jim moved to Baraboo in February of 1967 and was employed by Badger Army Ammunition Plant. He later worked at Industrial Coils in Baraboo. 

James was married to Dorothy Irene Hatcher on Sept. 13, 1952. They had three children, Linda (Robert) Belter of Baraboo, Teresa (Richard) Martinez of Duluth, Georgia and Michael (Jan) Kern of Dallas, Georgia. He is also survived by four grandchildren, Jeremy Belter, Jason Belter, Angela (Wade) Valley and Jeffrey (Danielle) Belter; and three great-granddaughters, Zeva Valley, Delilah and Cecelia Belter, all of Baraboo; two step-grandsons, Christopher (Rebekah) Shouse of Dallas, Georgia and Stephen Shouse of Ft. Walton Beach, Florida; and one step-great-granddaughter, Elora Shouse of Dallas, Georgia. Also his brother, Robert (Judy) of St. George, Utah and nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.  

He was preceded in death by his parents; his brother, Lawrence and his former wife, Dorothy Kern. 

Per James’ request, there will be no funeral services. The family wants to thank the staff at Greenbriar and the residents for their care and support. Also Hospice and Home Health United and especially Dr. Dubray and the staff on 2 West at St. Clare Hospital. The Redlin Funeral Home is assisting the family.

James W. Schulze, Baraboo

James “Jim” Schulze, age 47 of Baraboo passed away on Thursday, Aug. 11, 2016. Jim, son of Jon and Karen (Towers) Schulze was born Aug. 19, 1968 in Baraboo. He attended St. John’s Lutheran School and graduated from Baraboo High School. After graduation he enlisted in the US Navy and served on the USS Omaha SSN 692; he was stationed at Pearl Harbor, Honolulu, Hawaii. Upon his honorable discharge he was awarded numerous medals including Submarine Warfare Breast Insignia, Good Conduct Medal, Navy Expeditionary Medal, Sea Service Deployment Ribbon and Meritorious Unit Commendation. On March 17, 1989 he was united in marriage to Darcy Hill at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Baraboo. He will be remembered for being a mentor and teacher of life lessons to many as well as supportive, hard-working and a do-it-yourself type of person. Jim was a loving father and husband that was honest, trustworthy, compassionate and understanding. In his free time he enjoyed ‘cabining’ with his family, camping and fishing. He loved motorcycle rides along the Mississippi throughout the beautiful country roads. Jim also found joy in bowling lunches with co-workers. He was a member of Circus City Sportsman Club. He was employed by Sound Devices in Reedsburg as an Engineering Technician.
He is survived by his loving wife, Darcy; daughter, Taylor; son, Brandon; grandson; Carter Breunig; parents, Jon (Karen) Schulze; mother-in-law, LaDorna Hill; brothers and sisters-in-law, Scott (Kathy) Hill, Chris (Dennis Bertz) Hill, Holly (Steve) Haas, and Bill (Jody) Hill; as well as nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and many friends.
He was preceded in death by an infant daughter, Erin and his father-in-law, William Hill.
Private burial services will be held at Natural Path Sanctuary at the Farley Center in Verona. A Celebration of Jim’s life will be held on Saturday, Aug. 20, 2016 at his home from 1 p.m. until 4 p.m. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the family.
The family would like to extend a special thank you to the Agrace Staff including nurse Deb P. and the Indigo Team; Dr. Sam Lubner as well as the great group of close friends and family that have been a great support system to the family over the last few months.  The Redlin Funeral Home is assisting the family.

William “Bill” Arthur Schubert, Baraboo

William “Bill” Arthur Schubert, age 101 of Baraboo died Sunday morning, July 31, 2016 at St. Clare Hospice House in Baraboo. He was born on December 14, 1914 in Milwaukee to Arthur and Natalie Schubert. Bill married Eleanor Schneller on Nov. 16, 1940 in Milwaukee. She preceded him in death on Feb. 24, 2010. Bill worked for Allis Chalmers in Baraboo for 40 years and retired in 1977.

He is survived by two sons, Jeffry (Sharon) and Gary; granddaughters, Mary Lou and Sarah Schubert; two great-grandchildren, Alex and Christopher.

A private celebration of Bill’s life will be held by close family. Thank you to the staff at Oak Park Place and St. Clare Hospice House for their kindness and care. The Redlin Funeral Home is assisting the family.

Betty Jeanette Krueger, Baraboo

Betty Jeanette Krueger passed away on Sunday, Aug. 7, 2016 at St. Clare Hospital at the age of 83. Betty was born Oct. 24, 1932 to Jens R. and Laura J. (Rehn) Nelson in the Township of Lewiston. She lived on a farm in Newport Township until the age of 12; she then moved to Wisconsin Dells and graduated from Wisconsin Dells High School in May of 1950. She married Willis “Bill” Krueger on June 30, 1950 and moved to Baraboo where they lived for 55 years; then moved to Delton Township in 2005 and lived there until 2013 at which time she moved to Baraboo.
Betty was a “stay at home Wife and Mom” raising her three sons, attending to the daily tasks and enjoyed gardening and canning the vegetables at harvest time. In 1993 she had extensive back surgery, which curtailed the gardening, so she planted the flowers in pots and hanging baskets, which helped to fulfill her gardening instincts. She was the Secretary/Treasurer of her bowling league for 13 years and enjoyed the sport, the companionship and friendship of the ladies on her team. She also took up golfing at the age of 37 and totally loved that new experience of going with her husband and friends to many of the courses around the state and in Arkansas. She also enjoyed going out to dinner and playing cards with good friends. At the age of 70 she finally put her hands on a computer and enjoyed the e-mail messages immensely, plus the learning experience. Sometimes a lot of frustration when the thing didn’t work right.
Betty loved her family more than anything and they were always the most important part of her life. She was so proud of them and their accomplishments. Her grandchildren were such a joy, and remembering the things they did as toddlers and even when they were grown, would always bring a smile and a chuckle. She never tired of taking lots of pictures of them, and always carried some in her wallet to show off to anyone she could “coax” into looking at them. Betty was a member of Emanuel United Methodist Church.
She is survived by her three beloved sons, Bradley (Denise) of Lake Delton, Kevin (Rosie) of Baraboo and Kerry (Daunette) of Byron, Minnesota; five grandchildren, Ryan, Michael, Brian, Jennifer, and Stephanie; two great-grandchildren, Carson and Blake Krueger; a sister, Mildred Kihn of Sacramento, California as well as many nieces and nephews and some very special friends.
She was preceded in death by her husband “Bill” on Sept. 11, 2009 after a marriage of 59 and a half years; her parents, Jens and Laura (Rehn) Nelson; sister, Thelma Leege Graham; four brothers, Glen, Raymond, Jens Jr., and Harley Nelson.
Memorial Services will be held on Thursday, Aug. 11, 2016 at 5 p.m. at Emanuel United Methodist Church with Pastor Blake Overlien officiating. Visitation will be held at the church from 4 p.m. until the time of service. The Redlin Funeral Home is assisting the family.