William J. Armstrong, Baraboo

William J. Armstrong, age 90, passed away Jan. 27, 2017. His wife of 68 years, Charlene along with son, Bob and grandson’s Brian and Scott at his side. Throughout life he taught his values of family, devoted faith, work ethic and love for the great outdoors. He was an expert pattern maker. Served in the US Navy during WWII. The family owned and ran South Shore Campground.
He was preceded in death by his parents; sons Richard and Dennis; granddaughter, Amy; extended relatives, Sharon, Dick and Jean.
He is survived by his beloved wife, Charlene; sons, James (Mary Lou), Robert; daughter, Sandra (Mark); grandchildren, Brian, Jennifer and Scott; great-grandchildren, Alannah, Eliza, Alexis, Keegan and Damien as well as other relatives and friends.
The family would like to extend a special thank you to St. Clare Meadows and Dr. Deering for their care and compassion.
Private services will be held. The Redlin Funeral Home is assisting the family.

Audrey Mae Wendt, Baraboo

Audrey Mae Wendt, age 97 of Baraboo passed away peacefully Saturday, Jan. 28, 2017 at St. Clare Meadows Care Center. Audrey, daughter of Louis M. Anderson and Anna (Clark) Anderson was born on April 10, 1919 in Baraboo at home. Audrey was loved by many people she worked for as a babysitter and cleaner. She also worked at Badger Ordnance until the second world war ended. Audrey was united in marriage on April 27, 1946 at her parents’ home to Raymond R. Wendt, who preceded her in death after 56 years of happy marriage. Ray died after a brave struggle with ALS Jan. 3, 2000.

She was an active member of First Presbyterian church and an ordained elder; she served faithfully in all of her duties. She was active in United Presbyterian Women, particularly the monthly birthday parties for the residents at Sauk County Health Care Center. Audrey was also very active in Eastern Star and held many offices. She volunteered at St. Clare Meadows for over 25 years and at the Commission on Aging for more than 15 years putting together their newsletters. For many years she was active in Church Women United of Baraboo. Most recently, she devotedly served at the Presbyterian/Ecumenical service at St. Clare Meadows each Friday.

She was most grateful to Tim (Terri) Markley, handyman for his support and care, during Ray’s illness and afterwards. She also loved her church family who loved her as family as well. She will be dearly missed by her church family and her many friends.

Audrey is survived by many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband and brother, Glenn (Dori) Anderson.

Funeral Services will be held on Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2017 at 11 a.m. at First United Presbyterian Church in Baraboo with Pastor Lisa Taylor officiating. Visitation will be held from 10 a.m. until the time of service at the church. Interment will follow at Walnut Hill Cemetery. The Redlin Funeral Home is assisting with arrangements.

Mari Jo A. Stoll, Wisconsin Dells

Mari Jo A. Stoll, age 57 of Wisconsin Dells passed away at home on Thursday, January 19, 2017. Mari the daughter of and Henry and Josephine (Kapior) Hilleary was born September 23, 1959 in Illinois. On June 20, 1981 she was united in marriage to D. Gregory Stoll.  
She loved Disney, traveling to Door County and any excuse she had to go out shopping. She enjoyed working in the banking industry for over 35 years. She began her career in banking at the age of 17. 
Survivors include her husband, D. Gregory Stoll; children, Kelly (Brent) Henke, Ryan Stoll; grandchildren, Bennett and Makenzie Henke; mother, Josephine (Kapior) Hilleary; sister, Denine (Michael) Diece, as well as other nieces, nephew, relatives and friends.  
She was preceded in death by her father, Henry Hilleary. 
Memorial Services will be held on Wednesday, February 1, 2017 at 7 p.m. at Redlin Funeral Home. Visitation will be held from 5 p.m. until the time of service at the funeral home.

Nancy Lee Hinz, Baraboo

Nancy Lee Hinz, of Baraboo, born May 12th, 1943 to parents Virgil and Marguerite (Ott) Markley was called home unexpectedly Friday January 20th, 2017 at the age of 73.

Nancy was preceded in death by the love of her life, James “Jim” Hinz in 2014. The pair united in marriage at their home on September 15th, 1985. Between the two of them they shared 12 children, 20 grandchildren and 21 great grandchildren. Survivors include: Jeff (Karen) Gonzagowski, Mark (Evie) Gonzagowski, Laurie (Terry) Coplien, Chris Fish, Linda (Don) Thomas, Richard (Cindy) Gonzagowski, Sam (Rebecca) Gonzagowski, Tim (Tammy) Hinz, Terry Hinz, Thomas (Wendy) Hinz, Todd Hinz, and Penny Rich; brothers Ricky Markley, Virgil Markley, and sister Janice LittleBear; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Quirky and carefree, this jokester made it her mission to fill the room with laughter, her presence warm and full of joy. Love came effortlessly for Nancy, it was in her nature to nurture and care for all people, from all walks of life. Her enjoyment of indulging in anything made of or with ham will always be remembered! You could often find her wearing any type of silly hat, disguise glasses, various wigs, or just about anything that would ensure a smile! Never one to turn down a game of Yahtzee or Dots and Boxes, especially with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren! She had an array of interests including: gardening, bird watching, crafting & sewing, fishing, dancing, traveling, musical instruments, attending concerts, but most of all; cherishing moments with her loved ones. Her rather large, beautifully blended family, was known to bring her the utmost happiness. Nancy was sentimental, often caught photographing candid moments. She treasured her photos and loved to relive moments by storytelling. Her memories were very dear to her. Genuinely missing those that had passed before her, we are confident that Nancy has found comfort and sheer happiness being reunited with close relatives and friends.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to Greenbriar for the care you’ve shown Nancy over the last two years. She adored the staff as well as the other residents who became like family to her. We would also like to thank Home Health United and ContinuUS for all their support.

Visitation will be held at Redlin Funeral Home on Thursday January 26th, 2017 at 11 a.m. until the time of services beginning at 1 p.m. followed by burial at Walnut Hill Cemetery. The Redlin Funeral Home is assisting the family.

 

Marcella M. Gouker

Marcella M. Gouker, age 82 of Baraboo passed away at Maplewood on Sunday, January 22, 2017. Marcella the daughter of Charles Hubb and Etta (Lisk) Rogers was born on March 29, 1934 in Illinois.
She graduated from the University of Dubuque with a teaching certificate. She was a special education assistant in the Baraboo School District for many years. She also enjoyed her time as a Sunday school teacher at Emmanuel United Methodist Church, was an all-around good cook and lifelong book reader. Survivors include her children, Carol (Tim) Thomas, David (Carmie) Teasdale and Paul Teasdale; grandchildren, Joshua Thomas, Jessica (Sam) Thomas, Aaron Thomas, Tanner Teasdale, Cahrone Teasdale. great grandson, Cayden; Brother, Boyd (Deloris) Hubb and sister, Shirley Yenney as well as other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents and husbands, Rev. Don Teasdale, Ross Miller and Everett Gouker. She was a loving and wonderful person and will be greatly missed by all.Funeral Services will be held on Wednesday, January 25 at 11:00 am at Redlin Funeral Home with Pastor Blake Overlien officiating. Visitation will be held from 9 a.m. until the time of service at the funeral home.

Walter “Walt” Darling, North Freedom

Walter “Walt” Darling, age 82 of North Freedom passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, Jan. 19, 2017. Walter, son of Miles and Nellie (Van Gilder) Darling was born Aug. 14, 1934 in Redfield, South Dakota. On Dec. 17, 1953 he was united in marriage to Dora Schulenburg in Hecla, South Dakota. Walt served proudly served in Germany and Okinawa, Japan during the Korean War with the United States Army. He ran the Railway Inn Café in North Freedom from 1966 until 1974. After his cooking career Walt worked as an over the road truck driver and went into early retirement due to a debilitating accident. In retirement he was able to enjoy many loving years with his wife, Dora until her health declined and she was placed into a nursing home. Walt was a great example of a loving husband; he spent as many hours as he could by Dora’s side. Walter was a lifelong member of North Freedom Methodist Church and the North Freedom Veterans Honor Guard.
Walter is survived by his loving wife, Dora; children, William (Jill Mohn) Darling and Wayne (Valerie) Darling; grandchildren, Jason (Jenny), Jennifer, Matthew (Casandra), Lucas, Wesley Jr., Bailey, and Jessica; as well as great-grandchildren, Aiden, Ava, Jake, Samantha and Talia. He is further survived his siblings, David (Karen) Darling, Steve (Pat) Darling, Mike (Joyce) Darling, Mark (Carol) Darling, Janette (Gary) Buchele, Roger (Penny) Darling, Paul (Sylvia) Darling; brothers-in-law, Tom (Debbie) Smothers and Tom Weisegram; sister-in-law, Vera (Jerome) Osness as well as nieces, nephews, dear friends, Buck and Deb Harvey, Kay Cowing and Jerome and Jessica Perea and family, other relatives and many friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Gerald; sisters, Susan Weisegram and Mary Wepner; children, Lawrence, Dale, Walter, Jr., and Wesley, Sr.
Funeral Services will be held on Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2017 at 11 a.m. at North Freedom Methodist Church with Pastor Carol Quinn officiating. Visitation will be held on Monday, Jan. 23, 2017 from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. at Redlin Funeral Home, 401 Madison Ave. in Baraboo and from 10 a.m. until the time of service at the church on Tuesday. Burial will follow at Oak Hill Cemetery where Military Rites will be conducted by the North Freedom Honor Guard. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to a charity of your choice in Walt’s name.

Nancy Ann Blum, West Baraboo

Nancy Ann Blum, age 55 of West Baraboo passed away peacefully Sunday, Jan. 15, 2017 at UW Hospital with family by her side. Nancy, daughter of Louis and Lorraine (Bergren) Hellewell was born Sept. 22, 1961 in Rock Springs, Wyoming. She was a graduate of Baraboo High School, Class of 1980. Nancy furthered her education by obtaining a Bachelors of Elementary Education and Phy Ed from Winona State University and a Masters of Education with  a specialty in Learning Disability and Emotional/Behavioral Disability from Edgewood College. Nancy worked as an EMT-I with the Baraboo Ambulance from 1996-1998 at which time she started her career for the Baraboo School District as a Special Education Teacher in 1998 until the time of her death. She was an active member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, Gilda’s Club and Baraboo Education Association. In her free time Nancy enjoyed reading, cross-stitching and spending time with her family.

Survivors include her loving husband, Tim of Baraboo; children, Matthew (Samantha) Blum of Kenosha, Michele (Tom) Walters of Moody, Texas; grandchildren, Katelyn Krieg, Victor Krieg and Matthew Hennings all of Moody, Texas; she is further survived by her mother, Lorraine Hellewell of Baraboo; brothers, Joseph Hellewell of Bailey, Colorado, Louis (Kathy) Hellewell of Spring, Texas; sisters, Judith (Peter) McDonald of Madison, Darlene (Clark) Nielsen of Marrietta, Georgia; in-laws, Ralph (Betty) Blum as well as other relatives and many friends.

She was preceded in death by her father, Louis Hellewell; and her son, Joshua M. Blum.

Funeral Services will be held on Saturday, Jan. 21, 2017 at 11 a.m. at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints with Bishop Eric Justus officiating. Visitation will be held on Friday, Jan. 20, 2017 from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m. at Redlin Funeral Home as well as at the church one hour prior to the service on Saturday. Burial will be held at Walnut Hill Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to UW Carbone Cancer Center. The family would like to extend a sincere thank you to Dr. Rice and staff at UW Hospital for the care shown to Nancy.

Joseph E. Naquin, Jr., Baraboo

Joseph E. “Joe” Naquin, age 82 of Baraboo passed away peacefully with his family by his side on Thursday, Jan. 12, 2017 at St. Clare Hospital. Joseph, son of Joseph, Sr. and Rosemary (Clemant) Naquin was born March 1, 1934 in New Orleans, Louisiana. He was a graduate of St. Aloysius High School in New Orleans. On Oct. 5, 1957 he was united in marriage to Patricia Ceaglske at St. Anthony of Padua in New Orleans. Joe proudly served in the United States Army during the Korean War. He was employed by Teel Plastics for many years until his retirement. Friends and family will fondly remember Joe for his love of cigars. In his free time he enjoyed golfing and he took great pride in his well-manicured lawn. Joe was active at St. Joseph Catholic Church for many years.
Survivors include his loving wife of over 59 years, Pat; children, Joey (Sandy) Naquin, Jamie (Bonnie) Naquin, Julie (Andy) Mitchell, Jeaunne (Ken) Sorenson, Jenny Mueller, Jill Quinn; 14 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; sisters, Jayee Carson and Therese Durel as well as nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents; sisters, Rosemary Cambre and Lorraine Omner; son-in-law, Thomas Mueller; granddaughter, Nikki Spencer; and great-granddaughter, Kennedey Mueller.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2017 at 11 a.m. at St. Joseph Catholic Church with Father Jay Poster officiating. Visitation will be held on Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2017 from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m. at Redlin Funeral Home and from 10 a.m. until the time of mass at the church on Wednesday. Burial will follow at St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery. Military Rites will be conducted by the Baraboo Veterans Honor Guard at the cemetery.

Bernard Statz, Baraboo

On Sunday, Jan. 8, 2017 the Lord released Bernard “Bernie” Statz from his courageous battle with cancer at the age of 69 with his wife and children by his side. Bernard, son of Henry “Hank” and Kathryn (Kabele) Statz was born Oct. 2, 1947. Bernie was drafted into the US Army and served in the Vietnam War in 1969 with the infantry division. Upon his honorable discharge, he attended UW-Platteville and obtained a Bachelor’s Degree in Biology. On Aug. 23, 1986 he was united in marriage to Linda Gilding. After working for the State Patrol, Bernie joined the Sauk County Sheriff’s Department on July, 15, 1978. After over 25 years of law enforcement employment, he retired as Captain of the Sauk County Sheriff’s Department on July 31, 2001. He was an avid outdoorsman; he enjoyed hunting, fishing and spending time outdoors with his dog. Most of all he loved spending time with his family.
Survivors include his loving wife, Linda; children, Angela (Timothy) Wyer and Aaron (Megan) Statz; grandchildren, Aidan, Logan, and Avryana; siblings, Ellie Nolden, and Ed (Sharon) Statz; nieces, nephews, other relatives, as well as  Gilding families and many friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Memorial Services will be held on Saturday, Jan. 14, 2017 at 12 noon at Redlin Funeral Home, 401 Madison Ave. in Baraboo with Pastor Jonathan Tipton officiating. Visitation will be held from 9:30 a.m. until the time of service at the funeral home. Military Rites will be conducted following the service by the Greenwood Memorial VFW Post 987.
The family would like to extend a special thank you UW Hospital Doctors and staff for the exceptional care and support shown to Bernie and his family.

Angela M. “Angie” Meyer, Baraboo

Angela Marie “Angie” Meyer, age 39 of Baraboo, passed away on Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2017 from complications with Diabetes and the flu. Angie, daughter of Ronald and Lori (Hoeppner) Markley was born April 28, 1977. She graduated from Baraboo High School and furthered her studies with a Cosmetology Degree. On June 25, 2009 she was united in marriage to Kenneth L. Meyer in Little Bay, Jamaica. Angie most recently worked for Wells Fargo Bank in Baraboo as a teller. She was involved with Habitat For Humanity. She enjoyed crafting, scrapbooking, the color pink, snowmen and animals.
Survivors include her husband, Ken; fur babies, Bootsie, Max, Joey, and Oliver; father, Ron Markley; brother, Ron Markley, Jr.; nephew, Brayden; grandparents, Eleanor Markley and Myrtle Calkins; father-in-law, Lyndon Meyer; sister-in-law, Melissa Rutledge, aunts, uncles, other relatives and many friends.
She was preceded in death by her grandparents, Arthur Hoeppner, Ronald V. Markley; mother, Lori Markley; and her mother-in-law, Carol Meyer.
Funeral Services will be held on Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2017 at 1 p.m. at Redlin Funeral Home. Visitation will be held from 11:30 a.m. until the time of service at the funeral home. Burial will be held at Walnut Hill Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the family. Continued fellowship will be help at the Fairfield Town Hall following the burial.