Kathleen McNamer, Baraboo

Kathleen McNamer of Baraboo passed away on June 29, 2017 at the age of 97.

Kathleen was born February 8, 1920 in Richland County, Wisconsin and was the daughter of Freeman and Blanche Montgomery.  

Kathleen married Joseph McNamer on May 2, 1940 at the Baptist minister’s house in Waukon, IA. Joseph and Kathleen raised three children and were blessed with 6 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren.

Kathleen worked at the Badger Ordnance Works (B.O.W.) powder plant.  She enjoyed sewing, knitting, crocheting and making quilts.

Kathleen is survived by her children, Frederick (Ruby) McNamer of North Freedom, Jeanette (James) Lynch of Baraboo and Gloria (Delbert) Thiede of Sun Prairie; six grandchildren, Becky Stewart, Baraboo, Kelly Small, TX, Kathleen McNamer, LaCrosse, Mathew Lynch, CA, Cindy Stanek, Sun Prairie, Mary Gilmore, Sun Prairie; nine great-grandchildren, Sydney Taylor, TX, Jonathan Taylor, TX, Aaron Taylor, TX, Mariah Stewart, Baraboo, Sarah Strohmenger, LaCrosse, Josh Strohmenger, Sun Prairie, Roxanne Stanek, Sun Prairie, Kiandra Gilmore, Sun Prairie, Janelle Lynch, CA, and Arianna Lynch, CA.  In addition, Kathleen is survived by her sister, Verna Draves, Reedsburg.

Kathleen was preceded in death by her parents; husband; 5 brothers and 4 sisters.

Funeral Services for Kathleen McNamer will be held at Redlin Funeral Home on Monday, July 3, 2017 at 11 a.m. with Pastor Ervine Vomhof officiating.  Visitation will be held from 10 a.m. until the time of services at the funeral home. Interment will follow at Oak Hill Cemetery in North Freedom. In lieu of flowers, memorials to the family would be appreciated.

Patricia Elaine Dieter, Baraboo

Patricia Elaine Dieter, 67, passed away June 26, 2017.  She was born in Beloit, WI, on June 17, 1950, to Clifford and Grace Dieter, Patty’s family later moved to Lake Mills where she grew up with her 3 older brothers Fred, Jerry, and Herb.

In her life she cherished a son Edward Lee Kastrosky, a daughter Lisa Lynn (Vodak), and son-in-law Matthew Vodak. She felt blessed with 5 amazing grandchildren. She found unique ways of spending time with them and making it a special memory that each would treasure. The eldest granddaughter Brittney Elaine spent countless hours with Grammy, and they started Tea & Crumpets that all of the grandchildren would enjoy. Brittney shared Patty’s love of holidays– especially Halloween–and made many enjoyable memories and creations together. Brett and Patty shared a love of movies and were their own Siskel & Ebert. Ryan would wow her daily with his knowledge and vocabulary; he loved sharing his interests with her. Kiera remains her little firecracker. Patty enjoyed Kiera’s sweetness and love of fashion and fingernails. Kylee loved spending holidays with Grammy; she shared many special times with her and looked forward to her new “Grammy Jammies” every Christmas.

Four great grandchildren blessed her days, and she always needed her Grammy Hugs & Kisses. Jax is Grammy’s special Hugger. He looked forward to going to her house for their one-on-one time together, coloring and drawing pictures. Van was her Mr. Rough-and-Tumble guy. He impressed her with his sweet hockey moves. Mia Elaine–her namesake–and special sweet baby girl enjoyed snuggling, making her smile, and showing her dimples. She was the “Sunshine of her life.” Riley is the latest addition to the family. Patty adored another new baby to love and looked forward to watching him grow up with his cousins. All these little people gave her great joy and happiness as she loved each unconditionally.

Patty’s Aunt Donna greatly influenced her as they spent much time together. She shared a lot of laughs with her favorite niece, Sally. Miles may have been between them, but the friendship and fun will always remain.

Patty loved crafting. She could create something out of anything. She enjoyed making personalized gifts for friends and family or creating cards and banners for special occasions. She relished her crafting times with her dear friends Jonelle and Patty as well as just going along for the ride. Patty always shared a kind word and enjoyed being surrounded by family, watching the kids play outside, and sipping wine in the sun. She remains a selfless mother–always ready to lend an ear to listen, share a word of encouragement, offer an unbelievable sense of understanding, or give a smile and a hug. She touched so many lives and will hold a special place in our hearts forever.

A Celebration of Life potluck will be held for her on Sunday, September 3, at 12 o’clock, at Ochsner Park Shelter Baraboo, WI. The Redlin Funeral home is assisting the family with arrangements.

“The reality is that you will grieve forever. You will not get over the loss of a loved one; you will learn to live with it. You will heal and you will rebuild yourself around the loss you have suffered. You will be whole again, but you will never be the same. Nor should you be the same, nor would you want to.”—Elisabeth Kubler-Ross.

“PEACE”

Brian T. Schulze, Baraboo/Janesville

Brian T. Schulze, age 34, of Baraboo/Janesville passed away June 17, 2017 due to a tragic car accident. Brian, son of Connie Schulze and James Flogel was born on Sept. 19, 1982. Some of his hobbies were fishing, hiking and a wiz at video games, an avid Pittsburgh Steelers fan. He loved his job at Subway in Janesville. He always had a smile on his face and his presence inspired us all. Kayleigh and Killian were the love of his life along with his sons, Jimmy and Gabriel.

He is survived by his parents; fiancé, Kayleigh Davis and their newborn son, Killian; sons, Jimmy and Gabriel; sisters, Brittany (Gus) Robertson and Danielle Burress; grandmother, Darleen Maier; Grandpa and Grandma Flogel; uncle, Paul (Pam) Amacher of Prairie du Sac; aunts, Michele Hewitt of Dane and Cori Zick of Sauk City; niece, MicalaRose; cousins, Darrin and Lindsey, Tyler and Bridget, Brandon, Brandi and Brett as well as other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his Grandpa, Christian R. Amacher and uncle, Christian L. Amacher.

Funeral Services will be held on Monday, June 26, 2017 at Redlin Funeral Home, 401 Madison Ave. in Baraboo at 6 p.m. with Mrs. Penny Rutter officiating. Visitation will be held at the funeral home from 4 p.m. until the time of service.

David S. Nancarrow, Baraboo

David Snowdon Nancarrow passed away on May 31, 2017 at the age of 90.

Dave was born Sept. 18, 1926 in Houghton, Michigan and was the son of C. Edward and Essie Nancarrow.  He was a graduate of Houghton High School (receiving his diploma while serving in WWII). He is also a graduate of Michigan Technical University with a degree in Civil Engineering.

Dave enlisted in the U.S. Navy in 1944, and served in North Africa as an Aviation Ordnanceman.  

Dave married Shirley Glanville in June, 1950 at Trinity Episcopal Church in Houghton, MI. Dave and Shirley raised three girls; Chris and Cindy, both born in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, and Lori, born in Pennsylvania. They were blessed with 3 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren, and many wonderful lifelong friends.

Dave started his professional career in sales with Atlas Powder Company in Dollar Bay, MI. He was transferred to Missouri for a short time, and then back home to Michigan. Dave and family later accepted a transfer to Tamaqua, PA where he worked for 10 years. In August of 1971, Dave left Atlas and accepted a position with Olin Industries at the Badger Army Ammunitions Plant located between Baraboo and Prairie du Sac. He held many positions with Olin; the last being plant engineer until his retirement in 1990.

After retirement, Dave and Shirley traveled often. They spent many  winters in Port Aransas, TX. They were fortunate to be able to spend time traveling in Europe with Dave’s sister, Marge Conrad, where they connected with Nancarrow and Snowdon relatives. They also traveled to Mexico with family, and Greece with friends.

Dave and Shirley were both very active in their faith at Trinity Episcopal Church, Baraboo. Dave was a Deacon, and they were both honored to serve on the Vestry and many other boards and committees over the years.

Dave is survived by his daughters, Chris Steigerwalt of Urbandale, Iowa, Cindy (Terry) Steuber of Prairie du Sac, and Lori (Ron) DeMars of Wisconsin Dells. He leaves three grandchildren, Kristin (Ryan) Degard of Valencia, CA, David DeMars of Baraboo and Brianne (Lucas Tourdot) of Reedsburg. In addition, they have four wonderful great-grandchildren, Addison and Brady Degard and Trinity and Mae Tourdot.

Dave is further survived by his sister, Marge Conrad of Texas; brother, Robert (Betty) Nancarrow of Florida; and sister-in-law, Gail Rheaume of Michigan. He is further survived by several special nieces, nephews and cousins.

Dave was preceded in death by his wife, Shirley; his parents; and many special friends.

Funeral Services for David Nancarrow will be held at Trinity Episcopal Church on Friday, June 30, 2017 at 11 a.m. with Father David Mowers officiating. Visitation will be held from 10 a.m. until the time of service. Military rites will be conducted by the Baraboo Veterans Honor Guard at the church following the service. A luncheon will be served afterwards. The Redlin Funeral Home is assisting the family.

 

Roland Lee Hansen, Baraboo

Roland Lee Hansen, age 70 of Baraboo passed away on Sunday, June 18, 2017. Roland was born to Herman and Marjorie Lukaszewicz (Young) Hansen on July 12, 1946. Roland was an avid outdoorsmen who loved fishing and hunting. He was very social and loved people especially his grandchildren and great children. Roland was a very loving husband and father who loved to play practical jokes. His dog were his companions.  

He is survived by his wife Linda Hansen; 6 sons, Mark (Dawn) Hansen, Michael Hansen, Brian (Tammy) Hansen, Steven Sadorf, John Sadorf, James (Sandy) Snyder; 2 daughters, Sheri Ritter, Tracy Champagne; 1 brother, George Hansen, 13 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren and several nieces, nephews and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents; stepfather, Leonard Lukaszewicz and sister, Karen Atkins.

Services will be held at a later date.

Brenda Joyce Sobojinski, Baraboo

Brenda Joyce Sobojinski, of Baraboo, passed away peacefully at her home with her loving family by her side on Thursday, June 15, 2017.

She was born on December 9, 1951 in Madison, WI. She worked for Hapco Elmar Inc. for almost 30 years as a Hot Stamping supervisor. Brenda was a very hard worker, loved her work family and was dedicated to her job.

Brenda loved crocheting blankets for her family, had a passion for getting lost in a good book for hours and playing an endless list of games on her tablet. Her love for her family was undeniable. Her feisty personality, wealth of selflessness and friendly smile will be greatly missed.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Minnie Nyberg and Obrey Carter and companion, Marvin “Yah Yah” Leonard.

Brenda is survived by her children, David & Michelle Sobojinski of Stoughton, Stephen & Kimberly Sobojinski of Loganville, Tammy & Jesse Beaver of Baraboo and her sisters, Andrea (Edward) Koval of Sun Prairie, Janice Sue (Gregory) Murray of Baraboo as well as many nieces, nephews, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

A celebration of life will be held on July 8, 2017 from 1 p.m. until 4 p.m. at Langer Park Baraboo. Come and enjoy some of Brenda’s favorite things at the park: joy, fun and laughter.

A special thank you to Agrace Hospice Care. Without their support mom could not have made her journey so peacefully. In lieu of flowers, contributions to Agrace Hospice in Baraboo in memory of Brenda would be appreciated.

 

Duane H “Fritz” Neuman, Baraboo

Duane “Fritz” Neuman, age 81 of Baraboo Wisconsin, passed away on Wednesday, June 7, 2017.   Fritz was born to Esther & Harold Neuman on July 10, 1935.  He married Jeanette “Jan” Sorge of Reedsburg in September of 1955.  Together they raised two children.  His hobbies include fishing, hunting, and going to the cabin up north, and casual drives enjoying the wildlife and scenery.  He will certainly be remembered for his woodworking and cabinet making, cedar chests, gun cabinets and bird houses.
His career path provided him the opportunity to work at the Baraboo Cab Company, Bushmann Construction, Baraboo Co-op, Eagle Signal, Luther Farms,  Sysco Baraboo, and then Toro Distribution where he retired in 2000.
Fritz is survived by his wife, Jan and children: Dawn (Mark) Olsen of Baraboo and Jerry (Tina) Neuman of Rock Springs.  He had 5 grandchildren: Deana Neuman (Rock Springs)  and Tiffany & Daniel Rubio (Spring Green); Mickey Olsen & Heather Copus (Milton); Andrew & Sarah Olsen (Aurora, IL); and Joseph & Amanda Olsen (Neenah, WI). He was blessed with 3 great-grandchildren:  Lucy, Danny and Ellie.  He is also survived by his brothers and sisters: Arlan (Celeste),  Mike (Terri), Donna (Frank Jr.), Carol (Russ),  and Mary Buelow  along with his sister in laws:  June Neuman and Bonnie Sorge.  As well as his aunt, uncle and many nephews, nieces and cousins and special friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents, in-laws: Ed and Eleanor Sorge and his brothers: Roger and Jim and his brother in law: Phil, and his very dear friend, Jerry Hansen.
A Christian service will be held on Saturday, June 10, 2017 at 11:30 am at St. John Lutheran Church, 299 W Broadway Street, Rock Springs with Pastor David Karow officiating.  A visitation for friends and family will be held
on Saturday beginning at 10:00 am at the church.  The Redlin Funeral Home is assisting the family.

The family would like to extend their sincere gratitude to his physicians and nurses at Dean Clinic, SSM Health/St Clare Hospital and the staff of the Dialysis Center of Baraboo.

Marjorie Ann Litscher, Baraboo

Marjorie Ann Litscher died on Saturday, June 3, 2017, surrounded by her family and loving staff in the Memory Care Unit of Oak Park Place, Baraboo. She was born on September 2, 1927, in Amherst Junction, WI; the second daughter of Carl and Hertha (Rickman) Dineen. In her youth she had the time of her life with her sister Bonnie and cousins swimming every summer day at local Lake Emily.  She attended grade school in Amherst Junction, at age 16 graduated from high school in Amherst, then attended the University of Wisconsin-Madison. In 1943 the Dineen family moved to Baraboo when Carl took a job at Badger Ordnance. Marge then worked at the local Ag office where her co-worker Elaine introduced her brother, Robert Litscher. They were married on September 29, 1951. Over the next 62 years, they nurtured three children, Kristine, Kurt, and Karen, farmed dairy and crops and enjoyed time with extended family. Marge worked at the Baraboo News-Republic and Gavin Bros. Realtors and Auctioneers. She was actively involved at St. John’s Lutheran, with the school and her beloved Division D, enjoyed traveling with her best friends Betty Schultz and sister-in-law Joan Litscher to the Middle East and England. She greatly enjoyed 6 grandchildren (Megan, Meredith, John Granite, John Robert, Sarah and Emma). She maintained her sweet spirit as Alzheimer’s touched her life and she thrived for 7 years in the compassionate care of the exceptional staff at Oak Park Place.
In addition to children and grandchildren, she is survived by sister, Bonita Nachreiner, sister-in-laws Joan Litscher, Joyce Litscher and Elaine Pierce, and nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by husband, Robert, son, Kurt, and son-in-law, Daniel.

Funeral Services will be held on Wednesday, June 7, 2017 at 10:30am at St. John’s Lutheran Church with Pastor Nick Maglietto officiating. Visitation will be held at the church from 9:30am until the time of service. Burial will follow at Walnut Hill Cemetery. The Redlin Funeral Home is assisting the family.