Obituaries

Jerome Benz

Jerome Benz October 22, 2011

Service: October 27, 2011

Jerome I. Benz, age 75, passed away on Saturday, October 22, 2011 at HospiceCare Inc. in Fitchburg. He was born on March 17, 1936 in Martinsville and was the son of Peter and Sybilla (Wipperfurth) Benz. He married Judy Mickelson on January 18, 1958 at Sacred Hearts Catholic Church. He served in the U.S. Army from 1959 to 1961. Jerome worked as a carpenter for Sugden Builders and then owned his own business as Benz Carpentry. He is survived by...

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Mary Bartosch

Mary Bartosch October 3, 2011

Service: October 7, 2011

Mary (Kay) Bartosch, 87, died Monday, October 3, 2011. She was born on April 20, 1924 in Macomb, Illinois, daughter of Joseph and Ruth Arnold. She graduated from Macomb High School and worked in Washington D.C. for the War Production Board during W.W. II and later, the Maritime Commission. She married Lawrence Bartosch on April 22, 1946 in St. Paul's Church, Macomb, Ill. and moved to Madison. In later years she worked at the University of...

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Lois Radue

Lois Radue September 27, 2011

Service: September 30, 2011

Lois E. Radue passed away on September 27, 2011, at her home in Sun Prairie. Lois was born on July 13, 1927, the daughter of George and Gertrude (Boyack) Neitzke. She was a 1945 graduate of Wausau Senior High School. Lois married Herman Radue at St. Mary's Catholic Church, Wausau, on September 16, 1950. She and Herman recently celebrated their 61st wedding anniversary. The couple lived in Grand Rapids, Michigan; Beaver Dam, and Beloit...

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Alexander Kwiek-Rysavy September 2, 2011

Service: September 17, 2011

Alexander K. Kwiek-Rysavy (29), passed away on Friday, September 2, 2011. He was born on July 1, 1982 in Berwyn, IL and was the only child of Julie Kwiek and Richard Rysavy. Alex grew up in Kenosha where he attended Bradford High School. Alex was a playful, kind and caring person, who wanted to help and never expected anything in return. In recent years Alex struggled with mental illness. Before his illness, Alex worked as an...

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Ellen Reininger

Ellen Reininger August 30, 2011

Service: September 2, 2011

Ellen M. Reininger, age 91, died on Tuesday, August 30, 2011 at the Sun Prairie Health Care Center. She was born on July 12, 1920 in Sun Prairie and was the daughter of John and Agnes (Skala) Theis. She married Gerald Reininger on January 16, 1945 At Sacred Hearts She is survived by her three children, Marie (Rick) North of Madison, Dale (Barb) Reininger of Sun Prairie, Jan (Jerry) Henrikson of Madison; four grandchildren, Joe and Erin...

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Lorraine Wedel

Lorraine Wedel August 30, 2011

Service: September 3, 2011

Lorraine M. Wedel, age 92, died on Tuesday, August 30, 2011 at her home in Sun Prairie. She was born December 12, 1918 in Ashland and was the daughter of Eugene and Loretta (Posey) Schultheis. She married Francis Schmied on February 18, 1941 in Columbus. After his death, she married Anthony Wedel on October 25, 1947 in Columbus. She is survived by her children: Father Thomas Schmied, Capuchin, of Saginaw, MI; Sandra Wedel of Great Falls,...

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Sally King

Sally King August 20, 2011

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Sally King, age 82, died on August 20, 2011 at Badger Prairie Health Care Center in Verona. She was born on June 9, 1929 in Springfield, IL and was the daughter of John and Charlotte (Friedmeyer) Sweeney. She is survived by her daughter Shawn (David) Slotten of Marshall; 2 granddaughters Ashley Slotten of Marshall and Angela (John) Handlen of Sun Prairie; 2 great grandchildren Tucker and Haidyn. She was preceded in death by her son Roger...

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Laurie Vander Velden

Laurie Vander Velden August 11, 2011

Service: August 16, 2011

Laurel “Laurie” Vander Velden, age 67 passed away on August 11, 2011 at her home. She was born on March 27, 1944 in Combined Locks, WI and was the daughter of Arthur and Johanna (Wulterkens) Vanderheiden. She married Jeff Vander Velden on October 8, 1966 at St. Paul’s Catholic Church in Combined Locks. She is survived by her husband, a daughter Jolene (Jerry) King of Columbus, a son Greg of Sun Prairie; 2 grandchildren Ryan and Alexis;...

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Susan Naughton

Susan Naughton August 1, 2011

Service: August 5, 2011

Susan A. Naughton, age 58, passed away peacefully from over a 2 year battle with cancer on Monday, August 1, 2011 at HospiceCare in Fitchburg surrounded by her family. She was born on December 9, 1952 in Chicago, IL and was the daughter of Lester Budz and Geraldine Heraty. She married Darrell Naughton on June 22, 1975 at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church in Glenview, IL. Susan graduated from Western Illinois University where she was a...

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Brad Krause

Brad Krause July 26, 2011

Service: August 2, 2011

Brad R. Krause, age 40, died on Tuesday, July 26, 2011 from the result of an accident at work. He was born on January 25, 1971 in Madison and was the son of Ronald Krause and Barbara Lee. Brad served in the U.S. Army around the Desert Storm Era. He was a lifelong Badger Midget racing fan/owner and a flagman on the backstretch at Angel Park Speedway and a championship go-cart racer. Brad was also a accomplished and respected Journeyman...

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