Janet E. Britzke, Baraboo

Janet E. Britzke, age 74 of Baraboo died Tuesday, March 27, 2018 at St. Clare Hospital. Janet, daughter of Charles Grasley and Rosie Rider was born December 11, 1943 in Rice Lake, WI.
She worked at Devil’s Lake for many years doing maintenance. In her free time she enjoyed crocheting, needlepoint, crossword, word search and visiting with friends and family.
Survivors include her 5 children, Beth (James) Lehmann, Bob Dilley, Brian (Dawn) Dilley, Janelle Janney, James (Sheila) Janney; 9 grandkids, Michael (Jessica) Janney, Amber (TJ) Lehmann, Justin Britzke, Korri (Corrine Benson) Leverenz, Joshua (Britannee) Leverenz, Ashley Janney, Mathew Janney, Samantha Janney, Jeremiah Dilly; 9 great-grandchildren and many other relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents; 2 brothers Douglas Dilley and Charles Grasley.
A memorial service will be held on Friday, April 6, 2018 at 11 a.m. at Redlin Funeral Home. Visitation will be held from 10 a.m. until the time of service.

Laura O. Kuball, Baraboo

Laura O. Kuball, age 96 of Baraboo died Thursday, March 22, 2018 at St. Clare Meadows Care Center. Laura, daughter of James and Beulah (Harker) Lehr was born Dec. 6, 1921. She was a graduate of Mineral Point High School. She was united in marriage to Harold McNurlen; he preceded her in death. Laura was then united in marriage to August “Augie” Kuball; he preceded her in death on May 22, 1984. In her working career she was employed by Badger Ordnance and later worked as a Supervisor for Northern Engineering for over 30 years. She then worked for Ski Hi Fruit Farm as a pie baker for several years. In her free time she enjoyed bowling on leagues, crocheting, quilting, and gardening.
Survivors include her children, Gene (Carolyn) McNurlen, Pat (Curt) Klemm, John (Linda) Kuball; 14 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; 3 great-great grandchildren; as well as other relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by her children, Larry “Squeak” McNurlen, Vickie Oelke; grandson, Matt Kuball; siblings, Harker Lehr, Joan Shelton, James W. Lehr, and Winnie Ladd.
A memorial service will be held on Wednesday, March 28, 2018 at 11 a.m. at Redlin Funeral Home. Visitation will be held from 10 a.m. until the time of service at the funeral home. The family would like to extend a special thank you to St. Clare Meadows for the loving care shown to Laura over the years.

Martin Albert Alwin, North Freedom

Martin Albert Alwin, age 85 of North Freedom died Friday, March 16, 2018 at St. Clare Meadows. Martin, son of Martin Frank and Hazel Agnes (Meske) Alwin was born Aug. 12, 1932 in Baraboo. He attended Reedsburg High School and graduated with the class of 1951. While in high school he competed on the football team and had the record number of tackles; he was recruited for the University of Wisconsin team but remained on the family farm. On Oct. 14, 1955 he was united in marriage to Anna Helen Young. Martin was self-employed as an electrician, owning and operating Alwin Electric until his retirement. He was an unwavering Green Bay Packer fan. In his free time he enjoyed creating stained glass objects, woodworking, gardening, deer hunting, spoiling grandchildren and bird watching.
He is survived by his sons, David of Montreal, Quebec, Canada and Anthony (Mary) of Phoenix, Arizona; grandchildren, Nicole (Clay) Englerth of McFarland, Natalie Alwin of Tucson, Arizona, Alex Alwin of Tucson, Arizona; great-grandsons, Ethan Berg and Ty Englerth as well as friend, June Jackson of Baraboo; he is further survived by other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Anna; and sister, Phyllis Klein.
Funeral Services will be held on Friday, March 23, 2018 at 2 p.m. at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in North Freedom with Pastor Andrew Meyer officiating. Visitation will be held at the church from 1 p.m. until the time of service. Burial will follow at Oak Hill Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the North Freedom Fire Department. The Redlin Funeral Home is assisting the family.
Family wishes to thank his many friends, without whom he would not have been able to continue living at home as long as he did.

Russell Alan Nuetzel, Baraboo

Russell Alan Nuetzel, of Baraboo was born October 12, 1945 and went to meet Jesus on March 13, 2018 at the age of 72.
Beloved husband and stepfather, he was preceded in death by parents, Roland and Alice Nuetzel; stepdaughter, Serena Espinoza, and father-in-law, Edward F. Johnson, Sr. He is survived by his wife, Jude Johnson; stepsons, Caleb Espinoza and Nathen Espinoza and close friends Darrell and Mike Weiland.
Russ was a Vietnam Veteran, serving in the Army as a medic. He also served as a youth counselor for alcohol and drug addicted youth in Milwaukee. He was a successful member of AA for 48 years.
A memorial service will be held on Wednesday, March 21, 2018 at 1 p.m. at North Freedom Baptist Church with Pastor Andrew Dear officiating.
Until we meet again, we love you and miss you.

Charles “Charlie” Blystad, Baraboo

Charles “Charlie” David Blystad of Baraboo passed on to join the love of his life, Carol, on Saturday, March 10, 2018 at the age of 80. Charlie was born on Sept. 16, 1937 in Necedah, Wisconsin to Arthur and Pheobe (Lecy) Blystad. He was the youngest of six children and although there was an 18 year age span from youngest to oldest he was close to each of his siblings and all of their children and their children’s children. He was their “Uncle Chuck”.

He met the love of his life, Carol, on a New Years Eve blind date and was fairly sure that she would not go on a second. They married Aug. 26, 1967 and celebrated each day of their 49 years 11 months and 11 days. She called him “Chuckie” and he called her “Mama” and “Little Love”. They moved to Baraboo in 1973 with their 2 daughters and lived in the same house ever since.

 Charlie worked for the University of Wisconsin-Madison for most of his career, mainly in the Genetics Lab and Biotechnology Departments. He was a laboratory manager working with brilliant scientists researching gene targeting and DNA sequencing. He met people from all walks of life and never went to work without his sense of humor and his cribbage board. He would often quote poetry with one of his bosses, Oliver Smithies, a Nobel prize winning geneticist, who sent Charlie a handwritten thank you note after receiving the prestigious award.

Much of his retirement was spent at home since Charlie was not a fan of traveling. He made an occasional exception but preferred hunting and fishing followed by building a fire in his wood burning stove and watching the Packers or Badgers play on his big tv.
Charlie was preceded in death by his wife, Carol; parents, Arthur and Phoebe Blystad; sisters and brothers-in-law, Eileen “Joyce” and Lloyd Webster, Phyllis “June” and Robert Schulz, Barbara R. and Cal Clark, and Pearl “Elaine” Bender; nieces, Christine Pfeil and Joyce Bender Kannon; nephew, Dennis Clark and sister-in-law, Anne Blystad.

Charlie is survived by his daughters, Laura (Scott) Weiler and Carrie (Michael) Piantoni; grandchildren, Samantha, Zachary and Abigail – his “little sweet plums” who lovingly called him “Grandpa B”; his brother, Arthur “Stu” Blystad; brother-in-law, Erwin “Ben” Bender; sisters and brothers-in-law, Margaret (Vic Melville) Sellers, Alice (Jack) Gilhart, and Duncan (Emma) Lestina; and his three grand dogs, Sophia, Isbella and Kirby. Charlie is also survived by numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives, close friends, hunting and fishing buddies….

Charlie’s family extends a special thank you to Dr. Marie Thomas for going above and beyond from day one and never gave up, and the entire staff at St. Mary’s Hospital in Madison for their patience with this stubborn Norwegian.

 A memorial service will be held on Monday, March 19, 2018 at 3 p.m. at Redlin Funeral Home with Pastor Jonathan Tipton officiating. Visitation will be held on Monday from 2 p.m. until the time of service at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, please plant a tree in his memory either yourself or through thetreesremember.com established by the U. S. Forest Service and/or donate to his favorite charity, Wounded Warrior Project.

Mildred “Mickey” Clingerman, Baraboo

Mildred “Mickey” M. Clingerman, of Baraboo, died at Sauk Prairie Hospital on Tuesday, March 13, 2018 at the age of 88.

Mickey is survived by her daughter-in-law, Trish Vandre, granddaughter, Nicole (Jason) Campbell, Grandson, Clinton L. (Katrina) Clingerman, and six great-grandchildren, Alan, Noah, and Victoria Campbell and Elijah, Marcella and Lyla Clingerman. She is further survived by her daughter-in-law, Marsha Sanders; grandsons, Jonathan and Alex Stolte; sister, Winnie Stancyk; brother, Russell Herman and dear friends, Rodney Blum, Linda and Vern Driese, Jim Pritzkow, Angie Vodak and honorary granddaughter, Hannah Decot.

Mildred was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Clinton E. Clingerman; and her son, Clinton R. Clingerman. 

Mickey was united in marriage to Clinton E. Clingerman on December 9, 1950 after a nine-month, whirlwind romance that began with a blind double date to see a baseball game at Wrigley Field in Chicago IL.  The game was rained out so they went to the Chicago Theatre to see Cecil B. DeMille’s “Samson and Delilah” starring Hedy LaMarr and Victor Mature.

Mickey enjoyed traveling the U.S. by RV with her husband their dear sister and brother-in-law, Winnie and Frank Stanczyk.  Clint and Mickey also enjoyed many years of following and dancing to their son’s popular band, “Lightning Ridge”. 

There will be no formal family visitation.

 

Richard “Dick” Schulte, King

Richard “Dick” Schulte age 72 passed away on Sunday, March 11, 2018 at the King Veterans Home. He was born on Feb. 2, 1946 in Baraboo to Milton and Catherine (Bollenbeck) Schulte. He was a 1964 graduate of Baraboo High School. He was in the Army from 1965-1968 as a fuel and electrical specialist and served in Korea. He was employed in the auto parts business for many years. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, Nascar, Packers and especially motorcycling with friends around the country and Canada.

Survivors include two brothers, Steven (Melody) of Tomahawk and David (Pamela) of Middleton; two sisters, Susan of Hawaii and Pamela (Andrew) Sawall of Menasha; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents and ex-wife, Connie.

A prayer service will be held on Friday, March 16, 2018 at 11 a.m. at Redlin Funeral Home. Visitation will be held from 9:30 a.m. until the time of service at the funeral home. Burial will follow at St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery where military rites will be conducted.

Ervin J. Roth, Reedsburg

Ervin J. Roth, age 80, passed away on Sunday, March 11, 2018 at the Senior Life Center in Reedsburg WI following a long illness.

He leaves behind 6 children and a beloved companion; daughters, Carrie (Kent) Whipp Lake Delton WI , Lori (Gary) Dickerson Sauk City,  Kathy (George) Heath Baraboo,  Sandra (Rick) Peterson Hub City, Shelly (Tim) Robinson Cazenovia and his only son Cory of Baraboo and a beloved companion, Lovina Tisler of Wisconsin Dells, 11 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. His siblings, Mary Breunig, Norbert Roth, Edwin Roth, Werner (Mildred) Roth, Ann Statz, Elmer (Nancy) Roth and Gerald (Scherri) Roth. A special Sister-in-law, Phyllis Roth.  He is further survived by many other relatives and friends including his furry feline, Chico.

Erv was born and raised on the family farm near Roxbury to Alois and Helena (Seiler) Roth on March 14, 1937.  He was the 10th of 13 children. 

After serving in the US Army, he was employed at Sauk City Salvage, Madison Transmissions, Art Breunig and Sons a.k.a. Lycon Inc in Sauk City WI where he retired in 1989.

He was a member of St Joseph’s Catholic Church in Baraboo, the Knights of Columbus Council 746 and American Legion Post 26 in Baraboo.

He was preceded in death by one daughter, Denise Kuhnwald; grandsons, Robert Nall, Dustin and Travis Krueger; great granddaughter, Lailani Rose and a great grandson, Treton Joseph. The mother of his children, Mary “Ginger” Kirchoffner.  In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by five brothers Alois, John, Matthew, Anthony and Florian; brothers-in-law, Victor Breunig and Edmund Statz;  sisters-in-laws Antoinette, Donna and Deanna Roth.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday, March 17, 2018 at 11 a.m. at St. Joseph Catholic Church with Father Jay Poster officiating. Visitation will be held on Friday, March 16, 2018 from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. at Redlin Funeral Home as well as on Saturday from 10 a.m. until the time of mass at the church. Burial will be held at St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery where military rites will be conducted.

Mary E. (McCormick) Stieve, Baraboo

Mary E (McCormick) Stieve was born on February 2, 1933, a daughter to Joseph & Helen (Condon) McCormick, the first baby born in the new hospital.  In 1941 the McCormick family moved to Baraboo to be close to their father’s work. Mary and her siblings all attended St. Joseph Grade School. Mary graduated from St. Joseph’s in 1947 and from Baraboo High School in 1951, she furthered her education at the Sauk County Normal School graduating in 1953.  Mary started her teaching career in a one room school consisting of grades one through eight.

On May 22,1954 Mary was united in marriage at St. Joseph Catholic Church to the love of her life, Roger E. Stieve, son of Fred & Anna Stieve of Baraboo.  This union remained until Roger’s death in December of 2014.

Mary & Roger were blessed with five children.  Roger & Mary lived on the family Farm, when Roger was drafted in the army in 1955, Mary and their young son remained in Baraboo while Mary continued her teaching Career while Roger served his country.  In 1959 with two sons and a daughter, the family moved to their long-time residence on Guppy Street in Baraboo. In 1961 Mary went to work at Industrial Coils and returned to teaching at St. Joseph School in 1968 and remained teaching there for thirty years.  During this time Mary went back to school at UW Platteville and earned her Bachelor’s of Art Degree in Elementary Education.

Mary is survived by her five children, Anthony of Chicago, IL, Teri & Tom Dorner, Tim & Deb Stieve, Kathy & John Statz and Kevin & Tammy Stieve all of Baraboo, Three brothers J. Patrick McCormick of Springfield, IL, Bill & Jan McCormick of Racine, WI, Jim & Carol McCormick of Ames, IA and one sister, Teri McCormick of Madison, WI, many nieces and nephews, fourteen grandchildren and thirteen great grandchildren.

Mary was extremely proud of her Irish heritage and in the fall of 1998 Mary travelled with her sister to Ireland.  In March of 2001 Mary was name the Irish Rose of the South Central Shamrock Club.

In retirement Mary became involved in the St. Clare Hospital Auxiliary serving as President for three terms and thirteen years as membership Chair, was a member of the Daughters of Isabella where she served as Regent for three terms, was in charge of funeral dinners at St. Josephs for several years and served as the Secretary for the Retired Teachers and South Central Shamrock Club.  

Mary was preceded in death by her husband Roger; her parents; her in-laws; her sister-in-law, Monica, a niece and nephew.

A Mass of Christian burial will be held on Saturday, March 24, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Joseph Catholic Church with Father Jay Poster officiating. Visitation will be held from 9 a.m. until the time of mass at the church. Inurnment will follow at St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery. The Daughters of Isabella will pray the rosary on Friday, March 23, 2018 at 4 p.m. at church in honor of Mary.

In Lieu of Flowers memorials may be made to the St. Joseph’s Annual Fund, Endowment Fund or the St. Clare Cardiac unit. The Redlin Funeral Home is assisting the family.

Mary wanted to make sure that she said “thank you” to her children for the several years of care that they provided her and to Father Jay Poster.

The Family members wanted to thank Dr. Danny Sessler for the many years of care provided to Mom and a special thank you to the staff at Meadow Lane and St. Clare Meadow Rehab for all they did for Mom during her stay.

Jeffrey Baker Stout, Baraboo

Jeffrey Baker Stout, of Baraboo, passed away at his home on Friday, March 9, 2018 due to stage 4 colon cancer. He was born December 10, 1961 to Ralph and Margie Stout of Mountain City, TN.  He attended Johnson County High School in Mountain City, TN and graduated from East Tennessee State University with a BS in Engineering Technology. He also graduated from Cardinal Strich University with a master in Business Administration. Jeff’s work history included; W.R. Grace & Co, Roanoke Rapids in North Carolina, Crosby Manufacturing in Crosby, MN and Lear Corporation in Fremont, Ohio. Flambeau Plastics Inc., as a Product Development Engineering, Automotive Program Business Manager, General Manager, Plasticos Flambeau, Saltillo Coahuila Mexico, Vice President of Engineering in Baraboo, WI, and most recently Vice President of North American Operations in Baraboo, WI since 2010.

Jeff was a member of Emanuel Methodist Church and past master and member of the Baraboo Masonic Lodge. Jeff truly loved watching his boys compete in sports and music programs. He loved to cook and bake and was always pursing the perfect Southern Barbeque, recreating his mother’s pie recipes, water color painting, and reading, and known for being meticulous and detail oriented, which could be good or bad based on which side you were on. Jeff loved and respected his work associates in all the various Flambeau Manufacturing plants and offices.

He is survived by his wife of 22 years, Laurie (Berendes) Stout; and his loving sons, Alexander Baker Stout and Joseph Allen Stout. Jeff is further survived by his mother, Margie Stout of Mountain City, TN; 1 brother, Howard (Wanda) Stout of Mountain City, TN; 3 sisters, Mary Beth (Pat) Slatery of West Palm Beach, FL, Linda (Bob) Nelson, Tampa, FL, Carole (Bill) Shore of Mountain City, TN: 2 sister-in-laws, Carol Berendes of Baraboo, Mary (Fred) Sole of Spring Green, WI; 1 brother-in-law Steve (Terri) Berendes of Prescott, AZ, and many loving nieces , nephews, cousin and friends.

Jeff was preceded in death by his father and mother-in-law Irven and Margaret Berendes of Baraboo, WI, and this year Jeff lost his father, Ralph Stout.

 Funeral Services will be held on Thursday, March 15, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. at Emanuel United Methodist Church with Pastor Blake Overlien officiating. Visitation will be held on Wednesday, March 14, 2018 at Redlin Funeral Home from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m. with a Masonic Service at 7 p.m. Visitation will be held from 10 a.m. until the time of services at the church. Burial will follow at Walnut Hill Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Baraboo High School Athletics or Music Department. The Redlin Funeral Home is assisting the family.