Mary A. Silvers of Baraboo

Mary A. Silvers (Melcic) passed away peacefully at Oak Park Place in Baraboo on Wednesday, Jan 31, 2018. She was married to Ralph Silvers on January 11, 1955; they were married 52 years. Mary worked at many places:  A&P Food Stores, IGA, Pierce’s, Farm & Fleet, Walgreen’s and retired from Kmart. Mary was a member of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church and a past member of Daughters of Isabella.  Mary liked cooking, gardening, her weekly magazines (that she called blabs), sweeping and going out to eat. She especially enjoyed her weekly visit to get her hair done by Ronny or Jenny. Mary was blessed with caring long-time neighbors and friends on Elm Street, Tim and Sandy. Mary loved being with and doing things for her family, particularly celebrating their birthdays, special occasions, holidays and summer family reunions.

Mary is survived by her children: Richard (Maureen) Schreiber, Edward Silvers, Ethel (Thomas) Turkowski, Karen (Michael) Pilarczyk, Scott (Heidi) Silvers and Jeffrey (Kim) Silvers. Grandchildren:  Jason (Christina) Hollis, Joseph Hollis, Julie (late James) Ruther, Kevin Schreiber, Richard (Brandy) Silvers, Nathan Silvers, Tim (Julie) Turkowski, Mary (Adam) Dunn, Jennifer Silvers, Nathaniel (Lauren) Silvers, Rachel (Stephen Sperl) Silvers, Hayden Silvers, Michelle Robinson, Daniel Silvers. Great-grandchildren:  Joshua, Jacob, Joseph, Colin, James, Noah Kroll, Mia, Addison, Emily, Sophie, Taylor Sperl, Shelby and Wyatt.

Mary is also survived by her loving sister Lillian “Cookie” Blastick.

Mary was preceded in death by her husband Ralph in 2006; brother James Melcic and sister Dorothy Molenda; daughter Barbara Hollis and grandsons Joshua Hollis and Patrick Silvers.

A prayer service will be held at 12:30 p.m. Sunday, February 4, 2018, at Redlin Funeral Home with Father Jay Poster officiating. Visitation will be held from 10:30 a.m. until the time of service at the funeral home. Burial will follow at St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery.

The family thanks Dr. James Mathers for the many years of wonderful care.  Also, the family extends a heartfelt thank you to the staff at Oak Park Place.  Special thanks to Berta and Mary, Jill and Charlene, Brittany, Susan, Kelly, Holly, Amber, Donny and Maryann, Cassie and Hailey, Alison and Nadia. And thanks to Marty and Jerry who always knew how to make her smile. You all made Mary’s days happier.  The entire staff and administration worked as one to help us provide the very best for Mary’s changing needs with sensitivity. We would also like to thank Agrace Hospice, especially Mary & Deb, for their invaluable assistance in ensuring Mary’s comfort and dignity in her final days.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Alzheimer’s Association, Agrace Hospice, or St Joseph’s Catholic Church.

James S. Wallace of Baraboo

James Scott Wallace, age 42 was born November 3, 1975 in Beech Grove Indiana during a half time of Steelers and Ram Football game to Veronica and Ronald Wallace.

He has a nick name of “Rudy” which his Fraternity Tau Kappa Epsilon at UWP gave him because like the movie he simply did not give up going for what he wanted in life. This Nick Name would be proven a thousand times over in James life. He had a very hard life, after receiving a diagnosis of type 1 diabetes at age 3 and a Doctor who pretty much instilled into his mind he would die before the age of 50 so hearing and believing this he chose to live the life he was given to the fullest and he never just did things small he went all out at everything in life. James had a wonderful sense of humor and would shock and amaze onlookers with his cartwheels and pranks, often shared with his sister, Corinne Wallace-Crane.

He was so very  brilliant in so many things in life.  James excelled at  Sports  and Math  the most  but pretty much anything else someone told him he could not do. He loved Soccer and was fantastic at it.

Sadly in 2013 James was given something all Doctors told him he would not survive, he suffered  a heart attack and because he was not with us for over an hour he lost a lot of things many of us take for granted but he survived and fought only to be given 3 weeks later another blow.  James had suffered a HIT and it caused 4 more strokes to his brain and took even more from him. Doctors once again said he would not make it but like always he did not give up.  He fought  like no one has ever seen for almost 5 more years. 

 Sadly, James fight ended January 25, 2018 at 7:15 p.m. as he simply went to sleep and never woke up. He has found his way to heaven to be with his Father Ronald.

James was the Son to Veronica (Roni) Wallace, Brother to Corinne Wallace-Crane, Father to Anthony and Marcus Wallace and a step father to Dakota Bodendein.  Husband to Theresa Wallace and was loved by many more.

A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 3, 2018 at First Church of the Nazarene with Pastor Jonathan Tipton officiating. Visitation will be held on Friday, Feb. 2, 2018 from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m. at Redlin Funeral Home as well as from 10 a.m. until the time of service at the church on Saturday. Memorials may be made to Theresa to assist with his boys expenses.

Marvelene “Babe” Miller, Baraboo

Marvelene “Babe” Miller, 96 of Baraboo passed away on Jan. 25, 2018. She was born on Dec. 16, 1921 to Ed and Millie (Reed) Campbell in Hillsboro, WI. She married Robert W. Miller on Dec. 29, 1945 and had a wonderful marriage until his death Aug. 5, 1971. Babe lived in Baraboo for over 60 years working and volunteering. She was very proud of her family and will be sadly missed by those who survive. Her much loved daughters, Dixie (Bob) Binger of Middleton and Cindy (Vito) Vitulli of Roselle, Illinois and her grandchildren, Alex Binger and Leigh Anne Binger of Middleton and Gina Vitulli of Roselle; nieces, nephews, other family members and many friends. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, sisters, Gladys Jantz and Juanita Rundecker and brothers, Dale Campbell and Verne Campbell. A special thank you to the entire staff of the Meadows and St. Clare Hospital in Baraboo for the wonderful care that was given to her.

Funeral Services will be held on Friday, Feb. 2, 2018 at 11 a.m. at First United Methodist Church 615 Broadway Blvd in Baraboo. Visitation will be held on Thursday, Feb. 1, 2018 at Redlin Funeral Home, 401 Madison Ave in Baraboo from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. and at the church on Friday from 10 a.m. until 11 a.m. Burial will follow at Walnut Hill Cemetery.

Ralph Jensen, Baraboo

Ralph Robert Jensen, age 74 of Baraboo passed away Monday, Jan. 22, 2018 at St. Clare Hospital. Ralph, son of Robert and Margaret (Meyer) Jensen was born Jan. 7, 1946 in Milwaukee. On Sept. 24, 1966 he was united in marriage to Patricia Ann Pierce; she preceded him in death on April 22, 2009. He was employed by St. Clare Hospital in the maintenance department until he transitioned to UW Hospital in Madison. Ralph was an outdoorsman, he enjoyed hunting and fishing. He also enjoyed woodworking; making gun cabinets, bird houses and jewelry boxes to name a few. Ralph will be remembered for being a kind man that would help anyone in need. He volunteered for St. James Church in Prairie du Sac for many years. Family will fondly remember Ralph’s ability to tell stories from years ago.

Survivors include his mother, Margaret; siblings, David (Sharon) Jensen, James (Teressa) Jensen and Linda (Rick) Hinz as well as many loving nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his father, Robert L. Jensen; wife, Patricia; and nephews, Bradley Hinz and Billy Joe Jensen.

Funeral Services will be held on Friday, Jan. 26, 2018 at 11 a.m. at St. John’s Lutheran Church with Pastor Nick Maglietto officiating. Visitation will be held at the church from 9 a.m. until the time of service. Burial will be held at Sauk City Cemetery at 2:30 p.m. on Friday.

Marilyn Tucker, Baraboo

Marilyn Tucker, age 89 of Baraboo died Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018 at St. Mary’s Hospital. Marilyn, daughter of Karl and Ethel (Nelson) Aschermann was born Jan. 29, 1928 in Elgin, Illinois. She graduated from Elgin High School. Marilyn was united in marriage to Harold Guptail in Nov. of 1946; he preceded her in death in Jan. of 1958. On July 13, 1962 she married John Tucker, Jr.; he preceded her in death on Feb. 20, 2012. She was a longtime member of Walnut Hill Bible Church. In her free time she enjoyed traveling, reading and cooking for her family. Marilyn was a lifelong Cubs fan.

She is survived by her children, John (Marsha) Tucker III, Richard (Linda) Guptail, Michael (Donna) Guptail, Douglas (Janet) Tucker, Cheryl (Bob) Sauer, Suzette (Richard) Caton, Jeannie Rozales, Cindy (Michael) Quinton, Timothy (Kathy) Tucker as well as numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren, other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husbands; brother and infant sister, uncles, aunts and great grandson.

Memorial services will be held on Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2018 at 11 a.m. at Walnut Hill Bible Church with Pastor Dave Hutchens officiating. Visitation will be held from 10 a.m. until the time of service at the church. Inurnment will follow at Walnut Hill Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the church.  The family wishes to thank the staff at the MICU Unit at St. Mary’s Hospital for their care and compassion. The Redlin Funeral Home is assisting the family.

 

Robert “Bob” Austin Simonds, Baraboo

Robert “Bob” Austin Simonds, age 64, of Baraboo passed away on January 9, 2018 at his residence.  He was born on March 14, 1953, the son of Rose Ann Simonds.  On March 12, 2004, he was united in marriage to Ann. 

Bob worked at Kalahari Resort Theme Park.  He was an avid Packer and Badger fan and NASCAR enthusiast. 

He was preceded in death by his Grandpa and Grandma Simonds; and aunts, uncles and cousins.

Bob is survived by his wife, Ann; mother, Rose Ann; stepdaughter Stacy (Travis) Nachreiner, Plain; stepgranddaughters, Katlin and Mariah; and granddog son Harley;  stepson, Dennis Fry, Jr., Baraboo; stepgrandson, Nicholas; and stepgranddaughter Jaden.

Bob loved to have a few beers with his friends and family.

No services.  The Redlin Funeral Home is assisting the family.

William “Bill” Martin Mistele, Baraboo

William “Bill” Martin Mistele, age 86 of Baraboo passed away Friday, Jan. 12, 2018 at St. Clare Hospice House with family by his side. He was born April 20, 1931 to Duane and Gladys (Aland) Mistele in Baraboo. Bill attended Baraboo Schools and graduated in 1950. In Feb. 1951 he enlisted in the US Navy and served in the National Guard for 1 1/2 years before entering Navy Boot Camp and eventually the Seabees. He was honorably discharged on Feb. 11, 1955 after obtaining the rank of Seaman 3rd Class. On April 19, 1958 he was united in marriage to Marilyn “Mary” Irene Puttkamer. Bill was employed by Culligan and Turner Water Care, but will always be remembered for being the, ‘Hey Culligan Man’. To say Bill served his church and his community is an understatement, he was actively involved in numerous clubs including the Elk’s Club, St. Vincent de Paul, Knights of Columbus, VFW Post 2336 and the OWLS Club for many years. Bill was a lifelong member of St. Joseph Catholic Church. In his free time he enjoyed fishing, hunting, watching sports, playing euchre and doing crossword puzzles. Most of all Bill enjoyed spending time with this family and entertaining his grandchildren. His joke telling and famous one liners will be missed by his family and friends.

He is survived by his loving wife of nearly 60 years, Mary; children, Matthew (Pam) Mistele, Linda (Tom) Strachan, Andrew (Lori) Mistele, Sandra (Tim) Terbilcox, Darcy (Pete) Filus, Paula (Walter III) Hickey; grandchildren, Jonathan, Anne, Jesse, Michael, Emily, Walter IV, Mason, Halle, Addison and Drew; great-grandchildren, Carter and Decker as well as other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Jerome “Bud” (Mary) Mistele; sister, Geraldine (Jesse) Silividi as well as granddaughter, Tara.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Joseph Catholic Church on Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018 at 11 a.m. with Fr. Jay Poster officiating. Visitation will be held at Redlin Funeral Home on Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2018 from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m. and the church on Thursday from 10 a.m. until the time of mass. The Knights of Columbus will pray the rosary on Wednesday at 7 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be held at St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery where military rites will be conducted by the Baraboo Veterans Honor Guard. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the family to be used towards Bill’s favorite charities.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to the nurses and staff at St. Clare Hospital, St. Clare Meadows and St. Clare Hospice House for the dedicated care and attention shown to Bill and his family.

Adeline E. Parks, Baraboo

 Adeline E. Parks, age  90 of Baraboo passed away on Monday, January 8, 2018 at Artisan Senior Living. She graduated from Baraboo High School in 1945 and later married Carson Parks. Adeline Lived for years in Cambia, WI. She worked many years as a factory worker. She moved back to Baraboo in 1997 where she lived until her death.

She is survived by her 5 children; Duane Parks, Oscar Parks, Darlene (Tim) Schell, Clyde Parks, Dorene Parks; 1 brother, Clarence (Marge) Reppenhegen and many grandchildren, nephew, nieces and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; son Alvin Parks; 1 brother, Fredrick Reppenhegen and 1 sister, Marian Caldwell Hawkin.

Memorial services will be held at Redlin Funeral Home on Saturday, January 20, 2018 at 11:00 am. Visitation will be held from 10:00 am until the time of service at the Funeral Home. A burial at Walnut Hill Cemetery will be held in the spring. The Redlin Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.

 

 

Erma Klotz, Baraboo

 Erma M. Klotz, age 95 of Baraboo passed away Monday, Jan. 1, 2018 at St. Clare Meadows. Erma, daughter of Christian and Anna (Baumgartner) Huber was born Sept. 24, 1922. On April 3, 1943 she was united in marriage to Allen V. Klotz; he preceded her in death on April 7, 2003. Erma worked for over 35 years for F. W. Woolworth Dime Store. In her free time she loved to sew, play cards and garden. Every spring she looked forward to watching the baby ducks that were born next to her house. Erma was a longtime member of the Baraboo Elk’s Club and Denzer United Methodist Church.

She is survived by her brother-in-law, Charlie SaLoutos; numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Allen; sisters, Nora, Marie, Gertrude and Florence.

Funeral Services will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Jan. 4, 2018 at Denzer United Methodist Church in Denzer with Pastor Carol Quinn officiating. Visitation will be held at the church from 10 a.m. until the time of service. Burial will follow at Denzer United Methodist Cemetery. The Redlin Funeral Home is assisting the family.