David S. Nancarrow, Baraboo

David S. Nancarrow passed away peacefully on Wednesday, May 31, 2017 with family by his side at the age of 90. Memorial Services will be held later in June at Trinity Episcopal Church; a full edition of the obituary will appear at a later date. The Redlin Funeral Home is assisting the family.

Rebecca A. “Becky” Heiser, Baraboo

Rebecca A. “Becky” Heiser, age 64 of Baraboo passed away Monday, May 29, 2017 at University Wisconsin Hospital. Rebecca, daughter of Alfred and Louise Kissinger was born December 24, 1952 in Wisconsin Rapids. She was united in marriage to Ralph Heiser on August 26, 1972.

Becky worked as a nurse at St. Clare Hospital from Sept. 1972 until Feb. 1985; at that time she started working for Medical Associates, assisting many doctors with their practice. She began working primarily with Dr. Marc Meier and developed a special working bond with him that lasted 23 years. She loved her career as an LPN. She took great pride in her children and grandchildren. Becky loved to have them in the kitchen when she was baking things, especially her homemade bread, always telling them that the dough had to feel ‘just right’. She enjoyed reading, quilting, singing in the church choir, traveling, and socializing with people of all ages. Becky and Ralph were also active members of the Wisconsin Woodland Owners Association. 

Survivors include her husband, Ralph; two sons, Jacob (Megan) Heiser of Monticello, WI, Adam (Suzanne) Heiser of Baraboo, WI and five grandchildren; Lucas, Caleb, Ashton, Clayton, Ava; three sisters, Yvonne Ellie of Wisconsin Rapids, Donna (Henry) Tambornine of Sturtevant, WI, Mary (Gary) Mitchell of Auburndale, WI; 4 brothers, Everett (Kris) Kissinger of Petersburg, AK, Bill (Kay) Kissinger of Sobieski, WI, Will (Sue) Kissinger of Clancy, MT and Jeff (Beth) Kissinger of Vesper, WI.

She was preceded in death by her parents; and sisters, Suzie (Bob) Wallner and Janet (Marv) Walloch.

A Funeral Service will be held on Friday, June 2, 2017 at 11 a.m. at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church with Pastor Karen Hofstad officiating. Visitation will be held on Thursday, June 1, 2017 from 4 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. at Redlin Funeral Home as well as from 10 a.m. until the time of service at the church on Friday. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Friends of the Baraboo Zoo – River Otter Display. Redlin Funeral Home is assisting the family.


LaVona Adams, Baraboo

LaVona Adams, age 83, of Baraboo, WI passed away May 25, 2017.  LaVona was born on February 15, 1934 to Albert and Iva (Fry) Olson in Richland County, Wisconsin.  LaVona was married to Bill Adams on May 26, 1984 in Baraboo.  She was employed by Flambeau Plastic Factory in Baraboo and after her retirement she worked at Wal-Mart as a greeter. LaVona enjoyed crocheting, cooking and caring for her family. In her free time she enjoyed watching the Brewers and Packers.

LaVona is survived by her children, Alice (Greg) Woodward, Baraboo; Eugene (Sandy) Cook, Baraboo; Robert (Sandy) Cook, Lyndon Station; Gregory Cook, Evansville, IN; 6 grandchildren, Jennifer Higgins, Jamie Cook, Greg Cook, Jr., Brenna Cook, Samuel Opperman, Taylor Cook and 6 great-grandchildren, Jordan, Casey, Gavin, Paris, Braxten, and Rainey.  She is further survived by her brother, Robert Olson and sisters, Iva Mae Katun and LaNora Papenfuss. LaVona was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Bill Adams, four brothers and one sister; granddaughter, Casey Cook and grandson, Jason Higgins.

Memorial Services will be held on Tuesday, May 30, 2017 at 11 a.m. at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church with Pastor Karen Hofstad officiating. Visitation will be held at the church from 10 a.m. until the time of service. Private inurnment will be held at Walnut Hill Cemetery.  The family would like to extend a sincere thank you to caregivers on Birch Lane at Maplewood for the care given to LaVona as well as Pam and Marilyn for the never ending friendship they shared with LaVona. The Redlin Funeral Home is assisting the family.

Dale Sarby, Baraboo

Dale Ray Sarby, 56, of Baraboo, WI passed away suddenly on the morning of May 18, 2017.

Dale was born October 30, 1960 in Waterloo, IA to the late Roxie Soles and Duane Sarby. He is survived by his son Jeremy (Molly), son Joshua; twin brother, Derl (Christy); sister, Debra (Tim), his fiancé, Marjorie; and grandson, Grant. 

Always full of love and laughter, Dale brought light to the room. Dale was passionate about his family, his love of football and golf, and his desire to make other people happy. He will be missed greatly by many.

Memorial services will be held at Redlin Funeral Home on Thursday, May 25, 2017. Visitation will begin at 10 am with a service to follow at 12 pm. He will be laid to final rest in Olin, Iowa alongside his father and brother, Deane.

The family requests in lieu of flowers monetary donations can be made to http://www.gofundme.com/dale-sarby-memorial-service

Curtis D. Meyers, Adams

Curtis D Meyers, age 88 years, 11 months, passed away on May 20, 2017 of heart failure. Born June 17, 1928, in Baraboo, he was the son of Roy and Ida Meyers (Zimmerly), one of 12 children. Curt attended St John’s Elementary School, Baraboo High School, and University of Berkley in CA. He married Corda Johnson in Baraboo. This union, lasting 3 years, produced one daughter, Michelle. His second marriage to Barbara Morrick produced one daughter, Roxanne.

Curt served in the Merchant Marines for 5 years. The first 2 years he traveled around the world 3 times on a ship that sank off the Chinese coast. The captain went down with the ship; the crew of 38 men was saved by a Chinese patrol boat after the men were in the water for 6 hours. (Baraboo News Republic 3-17-47).The next 3 years he traveled to most ports in the world. At that time the Merchant Marines were connected to the U.S. Coast Guard but not recognized by the US Government. There was no pension for these brave dedicated men. Many lost their lives and their families received no compensation but these men are part of the reason we are able to enjoy life as citizens in America. Even the Merchant Marine song is ignored. After World War II, they became an official part of the U. S. military. When Curt returned, he was drafted into the US Army. He served in the infantry for 2 years during the Korean War.

Curt worked for Richardson Paint Company (Baraboo) for several years, and, later worked for his brother’s company, (Roy’s Painting & Decorating) in Kokomo, Indiana. He, also, lived in Detroit, MI for several years, working for a large advertising company in charge of large auto shows. He owned a ranch where he raised Arabian horses to show in competitions. He was a professional painter, carpenter, and creative decorator.

Curt retired and returned to Baraboo to the family farm on the Baraboo bluffs. He, also, owned a 40 acre farm in Adams where he raised various animals and hay, still cutting wood and working on the farm until 2 weeks before he passed away. Surviving a 7 hour heart operation in 2011, he lived alone on his farm in Adams, cutting wood for his stove and caring for his animals. He had a very big heart and always looked for ways to help. (Curt painted his sister’s 2 story house at age 87).

Curt was the “original” American: Proud, independent, had a strong work ethic, appreciative of the freedom in America. He loved the farm on the bluff where he was raised with great parents. He, also, was a very private person and disliked the new technology (Facebook, smart phones, etc.) because of the invasion of his privacy.

He is survived by 2 daughters, Shelly Godfrey (Lance), Roxanne Schramm (Terry), 3 grandchildren, Erich and Jesse Schramm, and Paul Curtis Godfrey, seven great-grandchildren, two sisters, Audrey Parker, Joyce Hamilton (Charles), three brothers, Dean (Ann), Wayne (Nancy), Gerald and favorite niece, Arphalyne Helbing, nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends. Curt was preceded in death by his parents, 4 brothers, Virgil, Roy, Edwin, and Duane, two sisters, Arphalyne Boyd, and Lois Cass, three sister-in-laws and three brother-in-laws.

Funeral services will be held at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Baraboo on Saturday, May 27, 2017 at 10 AM with Pastor Maglietto officiating. Visitation will be at the church at 9:00 AM until time of service. Burial will take place at Walnut Hill Cemetery where military rites will be conducted by the Baraboo Veterans Honor Guard. Redlin Funeral Home is assisting the family.

Violet Yvonne Peterson

Violet Yvonne Peterson, age 89 of Baraboo, passed away Wednesday, May 17, 2017 in her home at Meadowview Assisted Living. She was born in Baraboo, Wisconsin on Aug. 2, 1927, the daughter of the late Richard and Vivian (Butterfield) Cochrane. She married Lewis M. Peterson in Nov. 3, 1946; he preceded her in death on Oct. 23, 2016. As a wife and homemaker, Violet raised 5 children. In her later years, she continued with her love of children by running the nursery at Tamarack Health Club. There she developed the character she called “Bluebelle the Clown”. In her homemade clown costume and big blue wig, she entertained many children at birthday parties and other events. The children loved her and some staying in touch with her for many years. She was an avid reader and talented crafter.

Survivors include her sister, Ella Kurtz Wakerhauser; children, Linda (Dennis) Schneller, Sue (James) Polnow, Marvin Peterson, LuAnn (Donald) Scott, and Richard Peterson; grandchildren, Timothy (Tiffany) Schneller, Lucas (Laura) Schneller, Jennifer (Andrew) Shea, Stephanie Accardo, Rebecca Grant, Sam Peterson, Kelly Peterson, Emily (Jeffery) Barnacle, Sarah (David) Larson, and Buddy Schultz; 15 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

There will be no funeral service. A private interment will be held at Walnut Hill Cemetery in Baraboo. Memorials will be given to the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America.

The family of Violet Peterson would like to express their heartfelt gratitude to the staff of Meadowview Assisted Living Memory Care and Agrace Hospice for the kindness and compassion they showed to our mother while she was in their care.

Eldon F. Johnson, Baraboo

Eldon F. Johnson, age 87, of Baraboo, WI passed away May 16, 2017.

Eldon is survived by his wife of 60 years, Doris (Olson) Johnson; daughters, Ann (Mark) Graham, Sandra (Rob) Mork; grandchildren, Jeff (Lisa) Mork, Justin (Casey) Schofield-Mork, Nicholas Graham, Lindsey Graham; and great-grandchildren, Dylan Mork and Logan Mork. He is survived by sisters, Dorothy (Leroy) Lathrop, Carol (Oliver) Wallin, and Marilyn (Bill) Holiday. He was preceded in death by daughter, Nancy Johnson and siblings, Raymond (survived by Phyllis) Johnson and Florence (Daniel) Thronson.

Eldon was born on April 21, 1930 to Ernest and Irma (Heins) Johnson. He graduated from Gays Mills High School and continued on to receive a teaching degree from Platteville. Eldon volunteered for the draft during the Korean War and served as a clerk as part of the army of occupation in Germany.

Eldon grew up on a farm and worked hard through his childhood and young adult life on the farm. He worked as Manager of Babson Brothers Milking Machines and managed dealers in the southern third of the State of Illinois. His career at Production Credit Association took him from Portage to Antigo to Baraboo, WI. He especially enjoyed working with young farmers and helping them reach their financial goals.

Eldon married Doris Olson on Dec. 22, 1957 and they spent 60 wonderful years together. They loved traveling on vacations and one of their favorite spots was Alaska. Eldon loved the outdoors including hunting, hiking, and enjoying nature. He had a good sense of humor and loved getting together with friends and family throughout his years. After retiring, Eldon managed a wooded plot of land, spent many hours on this land, and shared his love of nature with his grandchildren.

Eldon enjoyed pinochle and the people he played with. He was active in Cardiac Rehab and enjoyed spending time there with other patients and staff. He also enjoyed his coffee and breakfast groups. Eldon served as a Baraboo Alderman and was a member of American Legion, Greenwood VFW, Golden K, and St. Paul’s Lutheran Church.

Memorial Services will be held on Tuesday, May 23, 2017 at 11 a.m. at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church with Pastor Karen Hofstad officiating. Visitation will be held at the church from 10 a.m. until the time of service. Military Rites will be conducted by the Greenwood Memorial VFW Post 987 at the church following the service. The Redlin Funeral Home is assisting the family.

Chad A. Fortune, Sheboygan Falls

Chad A. Fortune, 44, of Sheboygan Falls, passed away on Monday, May 8, 2017, at the Sharon S. Richardson Community Hospice.

Chad was born on February 9, 1973, in Baraboo, son of Melvin and Kathleen (Snyder) Fortune. He was a 1991 graduate of Baraboo High School. Chad served in the US Army National Guard from 1991-1993. On October 30, 2009, he married Stephanie Diehl in Baraboo. Chad was employed as a custodian for the McFarland School District until 2014.

Chad enjoyed bicycle riding with… his son, running, and roller skating with his children. He rarely missed a weekend roller skating with his family. Chad enjoyed listening to jazz music especially near the end.

Chad is survived by his wife, Stephanie, whom he shared 15 years with; his daughter, Ava Fortune of Sheboygan Falls; his son, Nickolas Fortune of Sheboygan Falls; his parents, Melvin and Kathleen Fortune of Baraboo; grandparents, Verlena Fortune of Colorado and Muriel Snyder of Baraboo; mother-in-law, Kim (Bill Grunwald) Diehl of Sauk City; one sister-in-law, Sarah (Carlos Torres) Diehl of Valparaiso, Chile; one brother-in-law, David Diehl of Las Vegas; niece, Lily Diehl-Torres; his aunts, Penny Snyder of Baraboo and Linda (Alan) LaGasse of Colorado; his uncle, John (Butchy) (Gayle) Fortune of Baraboo; one great-aunt, Betty Seymore of Baraboo; and his cousin, Jason (Meredith) Adams of Colorado.

Chad was preceded in death by his father-in-law, Jerry Diehl and his grandfather, Clyman Snyder.

Relatives and friends may gather at the Redlin Funeral Home in Baraboo on Sunday, June 4, 2017, beginning at 1:00 pm and concluding with a memorial service at 3:00 pm with Rev. Tom Countryman officiating. In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund has been established in Chad’s name for his children.



Virginia E. Satterlee, Baraboo

Virginia E. Satterlee, age 92 of Baraboo passed away Friday, May 12, 2017 at St. Clare Meadows Care Center. Virginia, daughter of Val and Mary (Pillow) Dage was born Jan. 30, 1925. She was united in marriage to Harold “Rusty” Satterlee in California. She was employed by various companies throughout her working career including waitressing for Devil’s Head and the Ritz; she also worked as a Secretary for the Department of Defense. Virginia was a longtime member of St. Joseph Catholic Church. In her free time she enjoyed embroidery, coloring, and reading.

Survivors include her children, Doug (Julie) of Baraboo, Fred (Julia) Satterlee of Beach Park, Illinois; special daughter-in-law, LaDon Satterlee; grandchildren, Lori (Jim) Becker, Dawn (John) Satterlee-Yoose, Tammy Jo Stein, Brian Thielmann, Kim (Neal) Schmidt, Terry (Tammy) Thielmann, Scott (Val) Alderman, Kristen Lynn (Scott Beams) Satterlee; numerous great-grandchildren; step-sister, Valda Jean Lucky; special nephew, John (Janice) Curran as well as other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; son, Larry Satterlee; daughter, Cheryl Davenport; and son-in-law, Rodney Davenport.

Memorial Services will be held on Tuesday, May 16, 2017 at 11 a.m. at Redlin Funeral Home with Father Jay Poster officiating. Visitation will be held at the funeral home from 10 a.m. until the time of service. Inurnment will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the family.

Duaine L. “Bill” Mossman, Baraboo

Duaine L. “Bill” Mossman died peacefully at age 90, surrounded by his loving family, at St. Clare Hospital in Baraboo, WI, on May10, 2017. Born on Dec 3, 1926, in the river town of Burlington IA to Duaine L. Mossman Sr. and Maude K. Shriner Mossman, Bill married Idamae “Sue” Hargis on July 18, 1947. They raised 6 kids. Sue died on July 12, 2001, and Bill married Dolores A. Kieffer on May 28, 2005.

Bill’s first memory was from age 2-3, sitting on a pier along the Mississippi River with his mom and dad, listening to riverboat jazz.  Jazz remained an essential—even guiding—part of his entire life, affording him great pleasure as a listener, collector and dancer. He lived through the Great Depression with his parents and little brother Jim, moving among various Iowa towns, cities and farm communities, and sometimes traveling with his father who was a jazz and stage musician.

Upon graduating a technical school in Des Moines in 1944, he enlisted in the Navy and served as an electronics specialist in the Pacific Theater.  After discharge in 1946 he attended Iowa State University on the GI Bill, married Sue, and graduated with an electrical engineering degree in 1950.  Bill, Sue, and their new daughter Susan moved immediately to Wisconsin, where he had landed a position with Wisconsin Power and Light. He spent his entire career with WP&L in management and executive positions, retiring 39 years later in 1989.  During that time, the family lived in the Wisconsin communities of Baraboo, Monroe, Oregon, back to Baraboo, then Middleton and Madison.  Of their 6 kids, Susan, Mike, Mary and Peggy graduated Baraboo High School, while John and Amy finished their high school careers at Middleton.

Bill was active in civic and church organizations and had many friends in all these communities. In Baraboo, this included the library board, First United Methodist Church, Al Ringling Theatre, Boy Scouts, Fortnightly Literary, Baraboo Theatre Guild and Kiwanis (president).  He was active in the Monroe Jaycees and Chamber of Commerce (president), and helped form the Oregon Chamber of Commerce. Upon moving to the Madison area in 1978, Bill and Sue retired from most civic activities and he availed himself of the many opportunities there to learn and to develop new friendships, for instance  with the senior learning group PLATO (including a stint as president), and the Madison Jazz Society, which he helped organize.

Bill’s family and friends have always been very important to him, and were especially so after he lost his life’s partner Sue, whom he loved so dearly, in 2001.  Fortunately, in 2005 he remarried to Dolores “Dilly” Kieffer, who had lost her spouse as well, and these two Baraboo families joined. Dilly has since been a loving and committed companion to Bill and a wonderful friend, mentor and source of joy to Bill’s children and grandchildren.

Bill was a great friend, partner, dad and grandpa.  He loved to talk with and learn about his kids, grandkids and their diverse array of friends. By his example he taught his family tolerance, love of music, humor, self-trust, compassion, dedication to cause and to family, and passion for lifelong learning.  And so these qualities live on.

Bill was preceded in death by his parents Duaine L Mossman Sr. and Maude K. Shriner Mossman Sanderlin, wife Idamae Hargis Mossman, and brother James Mossman (Helene).  He is survived by his second wife Dolores and his 6 children and their spouses: Susan L. Sweeney Mossman, Michael J. Mossman (Lisa Hartman), Mary C. Hoppe (Mark), Margaret R. “Peggy” Platt (Todd), John W. Mossman (Kathy Scambiatterra), and Amy E. Mossman; as well by 13 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held at the First United Methodist Church, 615 Broadway, Baraboo, on Saturday, May 13th at 11:00, followed by a reception.  Memorial contributions may be made to the Sue Mossman Memorial Scholarship for Baraboo High School students working in theater arts, the Madison Jazz Society, or the Al Ringling Theater.

Redlin Funeral Home is assisting the family.