Janine R. Ranzenberger “Bean”

Janine R. Ranzenberger (Bean), 57, of Reedsburg passed away peacefully at home on Wednesday, September 28, 2016 surrounded by her husband, daughters and son in law. Janine bravely and fiercely battled Glioblastoma for the past 7 months.
She was born April 24, 1959 in Wakefield, MI, the daughter of David and Janet (Wilson) Fassino. She grew up in Menomonie, WI and graduated from Menomonie High School in 1977. She met her future husband, Larry, while working at Lamer’s Grocery Store in town. She married the love of her life on June 24, 1978 and shared 38 wonderful years together. In 1983, she moved to Zionsville, IN with Larry and their young daughter. While living there, she worked in accounting at the Kroger corporate office. She had many good friends in Zionsville. She later moved to Reedsburg in 1997 with her family and two daughters.  She was a secretary at Jack Young Middle School from 2000-2016. The JYMS staff was like a second family to her.
Janine liked the sunshine and hot weather. She enjoyed working outside in her flower gardens. She was always a great hostess and had many wonderful parties at her home. She loved little kids and snuggling with babies. She was lovingly referred to as a ‘baby hog’ and never denied it. She enjoyed going to plays in Madison and monthly suppers with her ‘Buckhorn girls’ from the neighborhood. She looked forward to dressing up for weddings and dancing to the ‘electric slide’ at the receptions. Christmas was always a special time for Janine although she enjoyed decorating the house for all seasons. Most of all, she enjoyed time spent with family. She liked Friday night date nights with her husband and would occasionally even let him take her fishing on the Wisconsin River. She especially loved any time spent with her two beautiful daughters that she was always so proud of. She was also proud of her Italian heritage.
Janine is survived by her husband, Larry; daughters Jaci Ranzenberger of Baraboo and Jessi (Mike) Berkebill of Santa Cruz, CA; parents Jan and Dave Fassino of Menomonie; brother Dan Fassino of Los Banos, CA; sister Barb (Bill) Midling of Key Largo, FL; sister Amy (Randy) Burton of Menomonie; her extended Ranzenberger family, many nieces and nephews as well as great nieces and great nephews; She was preceded in death by her maternal and paternal grandparents, her father in law, Darold “Buck” Ranzenberger, and special cousin, John (Feez) Fassino and her grand-dog, Maxwell.
Memorial Services will be held on Sunday, Oct. 2, 2016 at 3 p.m. at Emanuel United Methodist Church with Pastor Blake Overlien officiating. Visitation will be held on Saturday, Oct. 1, 2016 from 2 p.m. until 5 p.m. at Redlin Funeral Home as well as from 2 p.m. until the time of service at the church on Sunday. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the family for a future memorial.
Special thanks to Pastor Blake Overlien for his many visits and bedside prayers. The family would also like to thank the Agrace Hospice staff for their special and loving care. And thank you to everyone who was a part of Team Bean.

Craig L. Deitrich, Reedsburg

Craig L. Deitrich, age 60 of Reedsburg, died on Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2016 at St. Clare Hospital in Baraboo. He was born on Oct. 6, 1955, in Reedsburg, son of Frank and June (Krause) Deitrich. He enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1973, serving as an infantryman for about a year until his medical discharge. On Dec. 14, 1978, he married the love of his life, Kathleen Zimmerman of Baraboo. This marriage was blessed with four children – Ben, Tony, Jenny and Ashley. A workingman, Craig provided for his family through several career paths, but family was his best and proudest accomplishment. Besides wife and children his interests included taking drives on country roads, spending time in the outdoors, and watching westerns and NASCAR on TV.

Craig was preceded in death by his wife, Kathy; son, Ben; his parents; Kathy’s parents, Leo and Marge Zimmerman; brothers, Norman, Jim and Mike (Squirrel), and sister, Nancy Lamers. 

He is survived by his son, Anthony; daughters, Jennifer and Ashley, all of Baraboo; brothers, Steven and John (Ann) of Reedsburg and Darrell (Karen) of Hillpoint; sisters, Darlene Brenson of Tomah, Sharon (Judy) Maly of North Las Vegas, NV and Joanne (Kenneth) Kruse of Reedsburg; brother-in-law, Jeffrey (Bear) Lamers of Phoenix, AZ; sister-in-law, Pauline Deitrich of Reedsburg; nieces, nephews, and other relatives and friends.

Funeral Services will be held on Monday, Oct. 3, 2016 at 11 a.m. at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Baraboo with Pastor Nick Maglietto officiating. Visitation will be held from 9 a.m. until the time of services at the church. Military Rites will be conducted by the Baraboo Veterans Honor Guard at the church following the service. Inurnment will be held at a later date at Greenwood Cemetery in Reedsburg. The Redlin Funeral Home is assisting the family.

October 6th would have been Craig’s 61st birthday. The family asks all who knew Craig to remember him on the 6th with acts of kindness, whether it be toward family or loved ones, or a random stranger. Also, keep his children in your prayers; especially Jenny, who will be undergoing a surgery for breast cancer on that day.

Rosemary C. Raddatz, Baraboo

Rosemary C. Raddatz, age 59 of Baraboo, passed away unexpectedly of natural causes on Friday, September 16th, 2016 at her home. Rosemary, daughter of Clarence and Elizabeth (McDonald) Raddatz, was born on December 10th, 1956. She was employed by RR Donnelly in Baraboo for over 30 years. Rosey had a loyal, loving heart and a shining personality that could fill any room. Her passion for music and tech gadgets was contagious, and she cared devotedly for her cats and her garden.

She is survived by her siblings, Eugene Raddatz of Independence, MO, Norman (Mary) Raddatz of Baraboo, Marlene (James) Brown of Madison and Shirley (Jesse) Felland of Columbus, her nieces and nephews, Erika Robertson, Stephan (Amanda) Raddatz, Tim Raddatz, Stacey Raddatz, Alisa Brown, Katie (Matt) Bodie, and other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents. 

Memorial Services will be held at 11 am on Friday, September 23rd, 2016 at Redlin Funeral Home in Baraboo. Visitation will be held from 10 am until the time of services at the funeral home. Inurnment will be held at Sauk Prairie Cemetery.

Jacqueline Joan “Jackie” Jones, Portage

Jacqueline Joan “Jackie” Jones, age 81 of Portage died on Friday, Sept. 16, 2016 at her residence in Portage. Jacqueline, daughter of Harold and Eva (Powell) Johnson was born Feb. 16, 1935 in Baraboo. She graduated from Baraboo High School and then furthered her studies with a year at Sauk County Normal School. On Dec. 27, 1958 she was united in marriage to Richard Lyle Jones in Dubuque, Iowa; he preceded her in death on Sept. 29, 2007. Jackie worked as a finisher at Industrial Coils for over 35 years and was also a substitute teacher for one year. When she resided in Baraboo she was a member of the First United Methodist Church. In her free time she enjoyed bingo, fishing and doing crossword puzzles.

Survivors include her children, Sue Jones, Cathy Jones and William Jones; three step-grandchildren, Allen, Aaron and Alisa Tompkins; her brother Robert (Ginny) Johnson as well as other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Richard; son, Michael; sister, Shirley Perkins; step-daughter, Chris Tompkins; sisters-in-law, Aletha Higgins and Doris Roeder.

Funeral Services will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Sept. 22, 2016 at Redlin Funeral Home with Pastor Cheryl Thomson officiating. Visitation will be held from 10 a.m. until the time of service at the funeral home. Burial will follow at Walnut Hill Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the family to be used for Miracle Megan.

Mark J. Herritz, Baraboo

Mark J.Herritz, a long time resident of Baraboo, passed away on September 14, 2016 after a long illness.  Mark was born in Baraboo on August 14, 1935. 

Mark is survived by  his brother Gene Herritz and his wife of Spokane, Washington and 4 nieces and nephews.

Mark provided lawn care and snow removal services to a number of residents of Baraboo for many years. He also loved classical music and played the piano. He was an avid reader and loved American history and biographies. Mark enjoyed walking along the Baraboo river, the Baraboo  bluffs and enjoyed nature.

He requested no public funeral service or flowers. The Redlin Funeral Home is assisting the family.

James L. “Jim” Erickson, North Freedom

James L. “Jim” Erickson, age 65 of North Freedom, died on Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2016 at home with his family by his side. Jim, son of Helmer and Lorraine (Buysse) Erickson was born Aug. 3, 1951 in Minnesota. He was a graduate of Baraboo High School. On Feb. 14, 1981 he was united in marriage to Marcia “Lynn” Williams. Jim worked for Walnut Hill Cemetery as a caretaker for 10 years. He then was employed by Olin Corp and Badger Technical Services at Badger Army Ammunition Plant as a general foreman until his retirement. Jim served as a Trustee on the North Freedom Village Board for 30 years and was on the North Freedom Fire Dept. for 39 years. In his free time Jim enjoyed fishing, hunting, woodworking and spending time with friends. Jim will be remembered as a friend to everyone. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, and brother that will be dearly missed.
Survivors include his wife, Marcia “Lynn”; son, Brad Corrao; granddaughter, Amanda Corrao; mother, Lorraine Erickson; sisters, Mary (Alex) Cruz, Debra (Jim Kippley) Erickson as well as nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends.
He was preceded in death by his father, Helmer Erickson; and brothers, Roger and Gary.
Memorial Services will be held on Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2016 at 11 a.m. at Redlin Funeral Home in Baraboo with Pastor Derick Bacon officiating. Visitation will be held on Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2016 from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m. and on Wednesday from 10 a.m. until the time of service at the funeral home. Inurnment will follow the service at Oak Hill Cemetery in North Freedom.

Donald W. Behnke

Donald Behnke, age 102 years young, passed away on Tuesday, September 6, 2016 at St. Clare Hospital after a short bout with pneumonia.

Don was born on December 2, 1913 to William and Lydia (Block) Behnke on their Ableman Road farm in Rock Springs. He graduated from Baraboo High School and later met 17 year old Helen Angell one day as he was hunting clams on the Baraboo River by Ochsner’s Park. The pair quickly fell in love and Don married the love of his life on January 1, 1936 in Baraboo, WI, after which they drove all the way to Madison with Helen’s mother to enjoy a wedding dinner. They remained married for 80 years until his beloved Helen died last April. Don and Helen lived in the same home on 11th St their entire marriage until six years ago when they moved into Oak Park Place.

Don spent 17 years in the military, beginning with the National Guard before being activated to the Army to serve in World War II. He was quickly promoted to the position of Captain and fought in the legendary “Battle of Buma.” Don never had children to share his stories with, but his stories of the war were told to his nieces and nephews in his later years and always generated shock and interest. His memory was amazing.

Don was a member of the National Association of Letter Carriers and was a mail carrier for over 20 years here in Baraboo until his retirement. He retired the same day that the local post office bought their first vehicle for letter carriers to use. Don’s route was always done on foot, rain or shine. He stayed fit until the day that he died. Always had a skip in his step and was often difficult to keep up with when walking, even at the age of 100 years. Don was a member of the Benevolent & Protective Order of Elks, USA; The 32nd Division Veteran Association, as well as a lifelong member of the American Legion. He was a staunch Republican. His passions throughout life were hunting, trapping, and fishing. He could also be persuaded to accompany his wife on the golf course, do some bird watching, and travel the country. He loved to watch golf and baseball on television and enjoyed his regular visits from his niece’s husband, Fred, always looking forward to having a beer or a whiskey in the late afternoon while sharing stories.

Don is survived by his nieces Jill (Fred) Quandt of Baraboo, Patricia Harry of Colorado, nephew David (Barbara) Angell of Oshkosh as well as several great-nieces and great-nephews.

He was preceded in death by his entire immediate family.

Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, September 14, 2016, at Pine Hill Cemetery in Rock Springs. Military Rites will be conducted by the Baraboo Veterans Honor Guard. The Redlin Funeral Home is assisting the family.

Silas Young, Wisconsin Dells

Silas Lindsey Wesley Young, age 24 of Wisconsin Dells, died on Tuesday, Sept. 6, 2016. He was born on Dec. 26, 1991 in Baraboo. Silas loved tattoos, music and art.
He is survived by his daughter, Sophia and her mother, Stephanie; his mother, Toni (Petrut “Baba”) Danalache; father, Adam Young; siblings, Adela Maria, Storm (Jenna), Saphire (Nathan) Zobel, Jade, Seth, Alexis, Kaydance, Floyd; nieces and nephew, Adelina, Ronnie, and Holly-Belle; grandparents, Linda Sandmire, Wilma Young and Larry (Karla) Young as well as aunts, uncles, cousins, other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his grandfather, Gerald Sandmire; and his uncle, Lindsey Sandmire.
Funeral Services will be held on Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2016 at 11 a.m. at Redlin Funeral Home. Visitation will be held at the funeral home from 9:30 a.m. until the time of service. A graveside service will be held at Walnut Hill Cemetery on Friday, Sept. 16, 2016 at 11 a.m. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the family.

Louis P. Hellewell, Baraboo

Louis P. Hellewell, age 88 of Baraboo, passed away on Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2016 at Artisan in Baraboo. Louis, son of Joseph and Etta (Patterson) Hellewell was born Nov. 3, 1927 in Evanston, Wyoming.
He was a graduate of Evanston High School. Upon completion of high school he enlisted in the US Navy in 1945 and proudly served until he was honorably discharged as a Pharmacist Mate 3rd Class in January of 1947. Louis met Lorraine Bergren at the University of Wyoming and they were united in marriage on Oct. 20, 1947. Louis then furthered his education at the University of Wyoming; graduating with the class of 1952. He was employed by Union Pacific Railroad, FMC and Olin Corporation. He was a life-long member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, a Lions Club member for over 63 years and an Elk Member. In his free time he enjoyed golfing, traveling the world with Lorraine, watching his children participate in activities, concerts and sports. In his younger years he liked trout fishing, fly tying, hunting in Wyoming, and teaching rifle at Boy Scout Camp.

He is survived by his loving wife of 69 years, Lorraine of Baraboo; children, Joseph Hellewell III of Bailey, CO, Louis (Kathy) Hellewell of Spring, TX, Judith (Peter) McDonald of Madison, Nancy (Tim) Blum of Baraboo and Darlene (Clark) Nielsen of Marrietta, GA; 13 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren as well as nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; brother and sister-in-law, Joseph (    Frances) Hellewell II; sister and brother-in-law, Lucille (Winston) Barber; son, John Hellewell and grandson, Joshua Blum.

Funeral Services will be held on Monday, Sept. 12, 2016 at 11 a.m. at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in Baraboo with Bishop Eric Justice officiating. Visitation will be held on Sunday, Sept. 11, 2016 at Redlin Funeral Home from 2 p.m. until 5 p.m. and on Monday from 10 a.m. until the time of the service at the church. Burial will follow at Walnut Hill Cemetery where military rites will be conducted.

Norman Gaffney, Baraboo

Norman Gaffney passed away September 1, 2016.  Survived by a sister Shirley and brother William (Molly), nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. 

Norman was born October 1, 1928 in Milwaukee.  Son of Vernon and Marion.  Attended grammar school in Milwaukee, high school in Belleville, and received a Bachelor of Business Administration from UW in 1950.   

Work history comprised of financial positions in Midwestern and Eastern locations including Harley-Davidson and A.O. Smith Corporation.  Norman also served as the Financial Director of Divine Savior Hospital in Portage.

In an interim period served as a Peace Corps Volunteer to begin a Savings and Loan in Cuzco, Peru.  Also became Regional Director of Peace Corps in Central Luzon, Philippines.

Norman had a new home constructed in Chester County Pennsylvania that won a national award from the American Institute of Architects and was listed in the special edition of the American Institute of Architects magazine

Norman was listed in Marquis 1981-82 edition of Who’s Who in Finance and Industry and also in Marquis Who’s Who in the World in 1981-82.

He will be remembered by his family and friends as a man quick to laugh with an infectious smile and a great love of life.  He will be missed.

Funeral Services handled by the Redlin Funeral Home.  Memorial services pending.  Burial will be at St. Williams Cemetery in Paoli, Wisconsin.