Obituaries

Shirley P. Harper

Shirley P. Harper April 12, 2017

Service: April 22, 2017

Shirley Harper, age 75 , passed away on April 12, 2017 in Rochester, MN. A Mass of Christian Burial will take place at 12:00 noon on Saturday, April 22, 2017 at SACRED HEARTS OF JESUS AND MARY CATHOLIC CHURCH, 227 Columbus St. in Sun Prairie. Father Chahm Gahng will preside. Burial will be at Sacred Hearts Cemetery. Visitation will be held on Saturday April 22, 2017 from 10:00 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. at Tuschen-Newcomer Funeral Home 302 Columbus St...

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Mercedes M. Ptak

Mercedes M. Ptak April 11, 2017

Service: April 19, 2017

Mercedes M. Ptak, age 64, passed away on April 11, 2017, after a struggle with multiple myeloma cancer. She was born in Chicago, Illinois on June 23, 1952, the daughter of Stanley and Marie Ptak. She attended Sacred Hearts High School in Rolling Meadows, IL, and then New Glarus High School. She was an employee of General Casualty Insurance (now QBE) for over 45 years. She was a valued insurance underwriter and earned several accreditations...

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Betty Lou Meixner

Betty Lou Meixner April 4, 2017

Service: April 9, 2017

Betty Lou Meixner, age 89, passed away on Tuesday, April 4, 2017 in Sun Prairie. She was born on July 17, 1927 in the Town of Windsor, the daughter of Clarence and Ella (Warren) Richards. She married Raymond Meixner on May 14, 1949 at North Windsor United Methodist Church in DeForest. She was a lifetime member of North Windsor United Methodist Church where she led the children's choir as well as sang in the adult choir. Betty Lou also was a 4...

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Roger L. Ellingson

Roger L. Ellingson April 2, 2017

Service: April 7, 2017

Roger L. Ellingson, age 79, passed away on Sunday, April 2, 2017 at Sylvan Crossings in Fitchburg. He was born on May 15, 1937 in the Town of Windsor, the son of Leslie and Ruth (Potratz) Ellingson. He married Carol Koch on July 3, 1964 at St. John's Lutheran Church. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army 101st Airborne serving from 1957 to 1960. He owned and operated Service Auto Parts (NAPA) in Sun Prairie from 1965 to 1998 and in Waterloo, from...

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Roger C. Hau

Roger C. Hau March 21, 2017

Service: March 27, 2017

Roger C. Hau, age 87, passed away on Tuesday, March 21, 2017 at his home in Sun Prairie. He was born on May 17, 1929 in St. Cloud,WI the Holyland . He was the son of August and Julia Hau. He married Ann Clochesy on September 11, 1953 in Fond du Lac. Roger was a Veteran of the Korean War. He worked at Wisconsin Power and Light Co. for 42 years. He retired at age 62 as the Electric Marketing Manager. He served as a Sun Prairie Alderman, Grand...

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James Ross

James Ross March 16, 2017

Service: March 24, 2017

James C. Ross, age 88, died peacefully on March 16, 2017, at Agrace HospiceCare, Fitchburg. Jim was born on Feb. 27, 1929, near Belleville, to the late Clayton and Teresa (O'Donnell) Ross, and grew up in Brodhead. He graduated from Brodhead High School and the University of Wisconsin-Madison. There he met his future wife, the former Mildred (Jody) Rieder, while scooping ice cream at Memorial Union. They married on June 6, 1953, in Brodhead, and...

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Donald Moriarty

Donald Moriarty March 12, 2017

Service: March 18, 2017

Donald J. Moriarty, age 74, passed away on Sunday, March 12, 2017 at his home in Sun Prairie. He was born on January 21, 1943 in Chicago to Michael and Eleanor (Macikas) Moriarty. He married Gloria Blaczeniak on June 24, 1978. Donald served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam era from 1968 to 1970. He graduated from the University of Illinois in Chicago. Donald worked as a Technician in the testing lab for Sears and Roebuck. Donald is...

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Marian Weber

Marian Weber March 11, 2017

Service: March 14, 2017

Marian K. Weber, age 79, passed away on Saturday, March 11, 2017 at St. Mary's Hospital in Madison after a brief illness. She was born on May 30, 1937 in Tomahawk, WI and was the daughter of Marinus "Mike" and Gertrude (Raatz) Van Ryen. She married Orin Weber on April 28, 1956 at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in East Bristol. Together with Leon and Rosie Weber she and her husband operated the family business Weber Tires, Inc. Marian enjoyed...

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Hilmer "Bud" Borchert

Hilmer "Bud" Borchert March 4, 2017

Service: March 10, 2017

Hilmer "Bud" Borchert, age 91 passed away at St. Mary's Hospital on Saturday, March 4, 2017. He was born on April 28, 1925 in Marshall and was the son of William and Hilda (Hoene) Borchert. He graduated from Marshall High School in 1943. He served in the U.S. Army from 1943 to 1945 in the South Pacific. He was accompanied by son Bruce on the Badger Honor Flight in 2012. Bud moved to Sun Prairie in 1949 and became the city's first letter...

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Mary T. Parr

Mary T. Parr March 3, 2017

Service: March 11, 2017

Mary T. Parr, age 95, passed away peacefully on Friday, March 3, 2017 at St. Mary's Hospital in Madison, with her nieces Ellen and Judy at her side. She was born on June 23, 1921 in Waterloo, and was the daughter of Bernard and Anna (Blaschka) Motl. Mary requested that her obituary appears as she wrote it. She attended Waterloo High School and graduated in the class of 1939. Mary attended and graduated from Madison Business College. Mary...

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