Gerald “Jerry” Fahney, Baraboo

Gerald William “Jerry” Fahney, age 74 of Baraboo, passed away on Tuesday, April 17, 2018 at St. Mary’s Hospital in Madison with his family by his side. Gerald was born to Margaret (Geib) and Carl Fahney on April 25, 1943 at St. Joseph Hospital in West Bend. On Nov. 3, 1973 he was united in marriage to Judith Jung at St. John of God in the Town of Farmington. Jerry worked as a truck driver, throughout his working career he was employed by West Bend Elevator, Adams Transit of Friesland, Dan Sonsalla Trucking, and Fil-Mor Express until his retirement. While driving truck he went by the CB Handle of ‘Tiny’. He enjoyed horseback riding, camping, fishing in Canada, spending time with his cousins up north and Johnny Cash music. His granddaughters whom called him ‘Papa’ will lovingly remember him for playing “monster on the floor” and playing at the park.
Survivors include his loving wife, Judith; daughter, Margaret “Peggy” (Ryan) Goodenow; son, Nicholas Fahney; granddaughters, Jossalyn Goodenow, and Emma Fahney; brother, Jeff Fahney and brother-in-law, Paul Kraus; he is further survived by other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents; Ruben; sisters, Joyce (Butch) Krueger and Carol Kraus as well as his in-laws, Oscar (Amelia) Jung.
A memorial mass will be held on Saturday, May 5, 2018 at 11 a.m. at St. Joseph Catholic Church with Father Jared Holzhuter officiating. Visitation will be held from 10 a.m. until the time of service at the church. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Judy.
The family would like to thank Holly, Heather and Meghan for being their heart in helping the family feel at peace while making difficult decisions. Thank you to Carol and Alyssa at St. Mary’s for guiding the family through the last hours and explaining everything to ensure they were comforted.

Mary G. Weiland, Baraboo

Mary G. Weiland passed away peacefully on Sunday, April 15, 2018 at home surrounded by her loving family at the age of 67. She was born March 30, 1951 in Reedsburg, the only daughter of Gene and Alice Schyvinch. On Feb. 26, 1984 she was united in marriage to Robert Weiland. Mary worked in the orthopedic field for many years in the Baraboo area. In her free time Mary loved to travel, especially to her cabin up north to go snowmobiling and 4-wheeling. Mary lived her life to the fullest, all the way up to her last days. Friends and family will remember Mary for having a huge, generous heart and would be willing to give the shirt off her back for anyone in need. She will be dearly missed by all that knew and loved her.
She is survived by her husband, Bob; mother, Alice Schyvinch; brother, Gary (Denise) Schyvinch; son, Matt (Justine) Weiland; step-sons, Doug (Melissa), Jim, Mike Weiland; grandchildren, Austin, Hailey, Jake, Jared, Jamie, and Brianna; she is further survived by her sister-in-law, Nan (Dan) Weiland; brother-in-law, Pat (Vicki) Weiland as well as loving nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends.
She was preceded in death by her father.
A memorial mass will be held on Saturday, April 21, 2018 at 12, noon at St. Joseph Catholic Church with Father Jay Poster officiating. Visitation will be held at church from 9 a.m. until the time of mass. In lieu of flowers, memorials to the family would be greatly appreciated.
The Weiland family would like to thank her healthcare team, compassionate caregivers and her friends who provided support to the family. No matter who Mary met she touch their lives.

Lloyd J. Mlejnek, Baraboo

Lloyd J. Mlejnek, age 81 of Baraboo, formerly of Rock Springs, died peacefully on Tuesday, March 27, 2018 surrounded by his family. Lloyd, son of John and Rose (Subrt) Mlejnek was born Feb. 2, 1937 in Rice Lake. He was a graduate of UW-Madison, receiving a Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering. On Aug. 20, 1960 he was united in marriage to Beverly Rolli. After working his entire career for Milwaukee County as a Civil Engineer, he retired and worked several years as a consultant. In his free time he enjoyed attending sporting events, traveling with his wife, fishing, playing cards and games. Lloyd lived many years in his country home and loved everything on the land including gardening, hunting, feeding the birds, picking berries, riding on his 1941 Allis Chalmers tractor and tinkering in his pole shed with his ‘treasures’. Most of all he enjoyed spending time with his family.
Survivors include his loving wife of 57 years, Bev; children, Jojean (Steve) Hegedus, Steve Mlejnek, Cheri (Troy) Ambrose; grandchildren, Leah, Eden and Bella Ambrose; as well as nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Lloyd was preceded in death by his parents and his brother, John L. Mlejnek.
A celebration of life gathering will be held on Saturday, April 14, 2018 from 1:00 to 4:30pm in the Gollmar room at the Baraboo Arts Center, located at 323 Water St, Baraboo, WI. Memory sharing begins at 1:30. Live music, refreshments and food to follow. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Aldo Leopold Foundation or The International Crane Foundation. The Redlin Funeral Home is assisting the family.

Theodore “Ted” E. Young of Baraboo

Theodore “Ted” E. Young, age 66 of Baraboo passed away on Monday, April 9, 2018 at Agrace Hospice Care in Fitchburg.
Ted was born on Wednesday, March 12,1952 in Richland Center to Gerald and Lorena (Jackson) Young. He graduated from River Valley High School in 1970. In his career he worked for Concrete Forms in Lone Rock before moving to Baraboo where he was employed at Flambeau Plastics and Durabuilt Company.
He enjoyed deer hunting on the family farm near Lone Rock and fishing when he had the chance. He always enjoyed going to the local Pub and watching the Packers.

He is survived by his sister, Mary (Frank) Buelow and her children, Brienne (Robert) Griffin, Bethany (Matthew) Miller, Brady (Shannon) Neuman, Becky Sue (Cole) Young; nephew, Darren Young; nieces, Renee Mead, Dawn Young, Jennifer (Dan) Kiel; 12 great-nieces and nephews; brother-in-law, Delbert Kolman; special friends, Leah Kaczmark, Ken Schuette, Dan Faber, and Tracy Yager.

He was preceded in death by his parents; 3 brothers, Richard, Edward and Donald; 3 sisters, Patricia Kolman and her son Bradley, Eloise (Joe) Shukala, Nancy (Roger) Ystad and brother-in-law James Neuman.
In keeping with Ted’s wishes there will be a gathering of family and friends at Gem City in Baraboo on Sunday, April 15, 2018 from 1:00 P.M. until 4:00 P.M.
The Redlin Funeral Home is assisting the family.

Betty Lou Fox, Madison

Betty Lou Fox, age 90 of Madison died Thursday, March 29, 2018. Betty, daughter of Henry and Nina Patch was born Aug. 11, 1927. Betty came from a long line of educators; finding value in education Betty attended UW-Oshkosh and received an undergrad degree in teaching. Betty taught high school for a few years before marrying the love of her life, Thurman Fox on June 17, 1950. He preceded her in death on Dec. 21, 2017. Betty was an avid and talented seamstress and knitter. She learned these skills from her mother and grandmother who were educators of the skill. From an early age Betty enjoyed spending time at her family’s cottage which she was eventually able to enjoy with her family. Betty and Thurman were lifelong members of Westminster Presbyterian Church. Betty enjoyed being a member of the Knit-Wits through the church, knitting for charity causes and enjoying the fellowships of other knitters.
Survivors include her daughter, Beth (Jim) Fox-Warnecke; grandchildren, Audrey and Andy; great-grandchildren; sister, Phyllis Larson as well as other relatives and friends.
Betty was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Thurman; and her son, James Thurman.
Graveside services will be held Saturday, April 21, 2018 at 11 a.m. at Sunset Memory Gardens, 7302 Mineral Point Road in Madison. Donations may be made to Westminster Presbyterian Church,4100 Nakoma Rd., Madison, WI 53711. The Redlin Funeral Home in Baraboo is assisting the family.

Ruth I. (Shimniok) Licht, Baraboo

Ruth Irma (Shimniok) Licht was born September 7, 1925, at home in Sumpter Township, WI, the daughter of John and Elsie (Schneider) Shimniok. Ruth was baptized October 25, 1925 in the Sumpter Evangelical Lutheran Church. She was confirmed in the Lutheran faith on March 17, 1940, at St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in Prairie Du Sac.
Ruth graduated from high school in North Freedom, WI. On November 8, 1947 she united in marriage to Marvin Herman Licht. They farmed together and raised four children, Shirley, Marvin, Daniel, & Linda. Ruth was a long-time member of St. John’s Lutheran Church, Baraboo.
Ruth was a dedicated farmwife, working beside her husband and family as long as she was able. She enjoyed gardening, both vegetable and flower. Although, being practical she would say, you can’t eat flowers. Over the years, she also liked raising chickens, geese, ducks and sheep. In addition, she also enjoyed cats, giving homes to many strays over the years.
She is survived by daughters, Shirley (Jim) Roecker of Reedsburg and Linda (Ron) Green of Winneconne; daughter-in-law, Judy Licht of North Freedom. She is also survived by sisters-in-law, LaDell Shimniok and Althea (Burdell) Trow, 6 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren.
Ruth was preceded in death by her parents, husband in 2002; sons, Marvin D and Daniel, sister Lorna (Lyle) Baumgarten; brothers, Ernest (Elizabeth) and Raymond Shimniok; brother-in-law, Norman Licht; sisters-in-law, Gertrude (Merlyn) Pieper, Arloween Oyan, and Sylvia (Len) King.
On April 1, 2018, at St Clare Meadows in Baraboo, the Lord of life and death welcomed Ruth into her eternal home. She was 92 years old.
Funeral services will be held on Thursday, April 5, 2018 at St John’s Lutheran Church at 11:00 am with Pastor Nick Maglietto officiating. Visitation will be held on Wednesday, April 4, 2018 from 4:00 pm until 8:00 pm at Redlin Funeral Home and on Thursday from 10 a.m. until time of service at the church. Burial will be held at Kingston Cemetery, Township of Merrimac. In lieu of flowers, donations to the church are appreciated.
“Now is your time of grief, but I will see you again and you will rejoice, and no one will take away your joy.” – John 16:22 (NIV)