Obituaries

Joel Sickels

Joel Sickels October 29, 2010

Service: November 2, 2010

Joel M. Sickels, age 33, passed away on Friday, October 29, 2010 at his home. He was born on April 2, 1977 in Madison and was the son of Eugene Sickels and Debbie Young. He is survived by his parents; grandmother Alice Sickels of Sun Prairie; 7 aunts and uncles, Mary Jo Rice of Columbus, Sharon Sickels of Forestville, Bob (Mary Lou) Sickels of Sun Prairie, Nancy (LeRoy) Reidweg of DeForest, Peggy (Virgil) Peters of West Bend, Jim Sickels of...

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Laura Starker

Laura Starker October 26, 2010

Service: October 29, 2010

Laura G. Starker, age 93, died on Tuesday, October 26, 2010 at HospiceCare Inc. in Fitchburg. She was born on February 16, 1917 and was the daughter of Fred and Anna (Sieg) Brandsmeier. She married Theodore Starker on May 27, 1944 at Sacred Hearts Catholic Church in Sun Prairie. She is survived by her husband, Ted; 3 children, Betty Grulke of Madison, Loretta Triege of Sun Prairie, Robert Starker of Marshall; 4 grandchildren, Chad Starker,...

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William Fredenberg

William Fredenberg October 23, 2010

Service: October 27, 2010

William “Bill” J. Fredenberg, age 67, passed away peacefully at his home on Saturday, October 23, 2010. He was born on February 17, 1943 in Madison and was the son of John and Leona (Doleshaw) Fredenberg. Bill graduated from Sun Prairie High School in 1961. He worked for Culver Electric Supply for 32 years and also for American Family Insurance. Bill enjoyed flea markets, garage sales and buying and selling antiques. He loved animals...

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Vivian Garde

Vivian Garde October 5, 2010

Service: October 8, 2010

Vivian (Scharning) Garde, born on November 18, 1923 at Swedish American Hospital in Rockford, Il to Charles and Gurly passed away peacefully on Tuesday, October 5, 2010 at the Sun Prairie Health Care Center. A resident of Sun Prairie for nearly 50 years; she grew up in Monroe and was a graduate of the High School class of 1941 where she was the prom queen and her classmates recall her deep dimples, intellect and class. Vivian married her high...

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Donald Berger

Donald Berger October 2, 2010

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Donald A. Berger, age 74 passed away at his home surrounded by his family on Saturday, October 2, 2010. He was born on March 17, 1936 and was the son of Albert and Caroline (Guedel) Berger. He married Beverly Bauman on May 31, 1957. Don owned a masonry contracter business for 33 years and then became the Building Commissioner for the city of Country Club Hills, Illinois for 15 years, retiring in 1999. After relocating to Okee, he drove a...

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Laura Schey

Laura Schey September 8, 2010

Service: September 14, 2010

Laura S. Schey, age 93, died on Wednesday, September 8, 2010, at HospiceCare, Inc., in Fitchburg. She was born on November 11, 1916, in Columbus, to Hugo and Clara (Thom) Callies. After a couple of years the family moved to Sun Prairie, where she spent the rest of her life. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Emden A. Schey, her two brothers, Edward and Alfred Callies and a grandson, Randolph Fisher. Laura is the beloved...

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Bernice Welker

Bernice Welker September 6, 2010

Service: September 9, 2010

Bernice A. Welker, age 85 died on Monday, September 6, 2010 at the Willows Nursing Home in Sun Prairie surrounded by her family. She was born on September 27, 1924 in Madison to William and Helen (Gugel) Friedel. She married Leonard Welker on May 7, 1977 at Immaculate Heart Catholic Church in West Allis. She was an active member of Sacred Hearts, Catholic Order of Foresters, St. Anne’s Society, VFW Ladies Auxiliary and St. Cecilia’s...

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Georgia Smith

Georgia Smith August 8, 2010

Service: August 13, 2010

Georgia M. Smith, age 72 died, on Sunday, August 8, 2010 at University Hospital in Madison. She was born on October 22, 1937 in Trego to Harley and Frances (Grimm) Steele. She was a member of the Sun Prairie V.F.W. Ladies Auxillary and a past president. She is survived by her 5 children, Peggy (Daniel) Ringelstetter of Sun Prairie, Jackie (Rick) Olsen of Pardeeville, Debbie (Cedric) Fitch Reedsburg, Harley (Julie) Coker of Portage, Chuck...

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Emma Link

Emma Link August 7, 2010

Service: August 10, 2010

Emma E. Link, age 97, died on Saturday, August 7, 2010 at St. Mary’s Hospital in Madison. She was born on June 26, 1913 in Sun Prairie to Martin and Lona (Weisensel) Starker. She married Oscar “Mike” Link on June 7, 1932 in East Bristol. They lived on a farm in Hampden Township for 40 years and belonged to St. Joseph’s Church in East Bristol where she sang in the Choir for 38 years. She was active in the National Catholic Society of...

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Doris Wolff

Doris Wolff August 1, 2010

Service: August 5, 2010

Doris L. Wolff, age 87, died on Sunday, August 1, 2010 at Parkside Assisted Living in DeForest. She was born on November 3, 1922 in the Town of Burke to Edward and Mabel (Kittleson) Bork. She married Herbert Wolff on October 16, 1943 at Burke Lutheran Church. Doris graduated from Madison East High School. She worked for 26 years for the Wisconsin Cheeseman. She worked for the Colonial Club for many years and was a lifelong resident of the...

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