Obituaries

James M. Hansberry

James M. Hansberry April 15, 2019

Service: April 27, 2019

James (Jim) Martin Hansberry, age 86, passed away gracefully at home on April 15, 2019. He was born May 9, 1932 in Reedsburg to Gilbert and Lenore (Greenwood) Hansberry. Jim was a graduate of Madison East High School class of 1952. He served in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War. Jim married Marvel (Mert) Markee on June 18, 1956. Jim was an Engineer for Chicago Northwestern Railroad for 45 years and active member of the Brotherhood of...

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Thomas M. Tubbs

Thomas M. Tubbs April 14, 2019

Service: April 23, 2019

Thomas M. Tubbs, age 88, passed away on Sunday, April 14, 2019 at St. Mary's Hospital in Madison. Tom entered into his eternal home with our Lord surrounded by his loving family. He was born on July 11, 1930 in Madison, and was the son of Monroe and Leila (Ludden) Tubbs. He married Rita Kexel on September 8, 1956 at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Elkhorn. Tom graduated West High School in 1948 and attended UW Madison and Lawrence College. He...

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Joan Norby April 12, 2019

Service: April 17, 2019

BELOIT– Joan P. Norby, age 78, passed away on Friday, April 12, 2019 at home. She was born June 3, 1940 in Orfordville, Wisconsin, the daughter of Clarence and Leonora Iolene (Georgeson) Gilbertson. Joan was a Parkview Class of 1958 graduate. She liked to remind us that she was a high school cheerleader. She was married to Ronald Norby in January 1966 in The Church by the Side of the Road, Rockton, Illinois. She was a homemaker. Joan loved...

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Charlotte Shanahan

Charlotte Shanahan April 11, 2019

Service: April 16, 2019

Charlotte C. Shanahan, age 88, passed away on Thursday, April 11, 2019, at UW Hospital in Madison surrounded by her family. She was born on September 17, 1930, in Dubuque, Iowa, the daughter of Dr. Julian and Anne Nemmers. She married John Shanahan on December 27, 1950 in Dubuque.Charlotte attended the Visitation and Clarke College. She was a teacher's aide and managed the Learning Center at Holy Ghost School. In retirement, Charlotte...

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Gertrude Lobenstein

Gertrude Lobenstein April 6, 2019

Service: April 9, 2019

Gertrude I. Lobenstein, age 96 passed away on Saturday, April 6, 2019 at Sylvan Crossings in Waunakee. She was born on Febraury 2, 1923 in Monroe and was the daughter of Louis and Lela (Seflow) Birkholz. She married Clarence Lobenstein on Feb., 26, 1942 in Wisconsin Dells. Gert was a charter member of Our Savior's Lutheran Church with her husband. She served as American Legion Auxillary President for 3 years and also volunteered at the V.A....

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John W. Belda

John W. Belda April 1, 2019

Service: April 5, 2019

John W. Belda, age 79, passed away on Monday, April 1, 2019 at his home in Sun Prairie. John was born on August 27, 1939 in Madison and was the son of Edmund and Berniece (Runde) Belda. He married Joan Millea on June 6, 1964 at St. Cecelias Cathedral in Omaha, Nebraska in a double wedding with Joan's sister Geri Zilm. John served in the Army Reserves. He worked alongside his father and sister at Belda Real Estate and Insurance. John was a...

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Stanley Chadwick

Stanley Chadwick April 1, 2019

Service: April 12, 2019

Stanley J. Chadwick, age 73, passed away on Monday, April 1, 2019, at his home in Sun Prairie. He was born on July 14, 1945 in Boscobel and was the son of Russell and Gladys (Mercer) Chadwick. He married Janet (Dollak) Hay on September 10, 1982 at St. Albert the Great Catholic Church. Stan served 3 years in the U.S Army stationed in Germany, and worked many years at the Wisconsin Cheeseman until his retirement. He is survived by his wife of...

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Barbara Kahl

Barbara Kahl March 23, 2019

Service: March 29, 2019

Barbara Jean (Tonstad) Kahl, 57, of Belleville, WI, passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, March 23rd, 2019 at St. Mary's Hospital in Madison, WI surrounded by her loved ones. She was born the daughter of Lawrence and Mary Tonstad, on April 8, 1961 in Madison, WI. Barb graduated from La Follette High School in 1979. She is survived by her 6 children; David (Samantha Lawler) Tonstad, Erica (Paul) Baxter, Dustin (Kelly) Kahl, Megan ...

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Magdalen Maggie Birrenkott

Magdalen Maggie Birrenkott March 22, 2019

Service: March 28, 2019

Magdalen (Maggie) A. Birrenkott, age 86, passed away on Friday, March 22, 2019, at Hyland Crossings in Sun Prairie. She was born on Nov. 5, 1932, in DeForest. Maggie was married on April 8, 1953, to her lifelong love, Reuben, at Sacred Hearts Catholic Church in Sun Prairie, sharing 61 years until his death in 2014. For Maggie, "home" was the 82-acre farm she shared with Reuben near North Bristol for nearly 60 years. There, she dedicated her life...

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Charles E. Hart

Charles E. Hart March 17, 2019

Service: March 23, 2019

Charles E. Hart. Age 89, passed away at St. Mary's hospital in Madison on Sunday, March 17, 2019, surrounded by his family. He was born on January 6, 1930, in Marshall, the son of Earl and Ella (Jaeger) Hart. Charles graduated from Marshall High School in 1948, and from the Wisconsin Institute of Mortuary Science in Milwaukee in June 1951. Charles served in the United States Marine Corp. from 1951-1953. Charles was also a member of the...

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