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6551 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Living (I8521)
6552 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Living (I8247)
6553 Twin. Gmeinder, Frank (I346)
6554 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Living (I32912)
6555 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Living (I32913)
6556 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Living (I30189)
6557 Twin. Died the day he was born. Oehrlein, Orville (I33075)
6558 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Living (I12016)
6559 U.S. Veteran,LeRoy H. Stier age 93, died on Tuesday, August 18, 2015 at the Columbus Community Hospital in Columbus, WI. He was born on June 28, 1922 in the Town of Bristol to Casper and Ida (Hessel) Stier. LeRoy served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. He was married to Virginia Hurckman on September 10, 1949 at St. Joseph Catholic Church, East Bristol. LeRoy was a hard-working life-long farmer in the Town of Bristol where he raised beef cattle. He enjoyed visiting, story-telling and jokes with neighbors, friends and family. He was a member of the American Legion Post 333 and VFW Post 9362 in Sun Prairie and was an active member of St. Joseph Church. Survivors include his loving wife of 65 years, Virginia of Columbus; three daughters, Maryann (Sharon) Stier-Aulds of Carmel IN, Rose Lee of Columbus, Paula (Bill) Dietz of Harvard IL; one son, Roger (Lori) of Sun Prairie; nine grandchildren, Chad (Silke) Stier, Damon Stier, Dustin (Jenna) Stier, Kyle (Alyssa) Stier, Brianna Stier, Nathaniel (Erika) Jenkins, Cara (Michael) Jenkins, Jeret (Maria) Jenkins and Mitch Aulds-Stier; seven great grandchildren, Katharina, Alexsander, Cooper, Francesca, Willow, Bodhi and Bennett. He was preceded in death by his parents; two sisters, Vera Novak and Irma Halfpap; a brother, Leon. A Memorial Mass was held at 11:00 A.M., with visitation beginning at 9:00 A.M., on Friday, August 21, 2015 at ST. JOSEPH CATHOLIC CHURCH, East Bristol. Rev. Steve Kortendick officiated. Inurnment was in the church cemetery with full military honors. A special thank you to the Columbus Community Hospital nurses, staff and especially Dr. Rolf and Dr. Sam, for their compassionate care. Stier, Leroy Henry (I12775)
6560 Ubituary:
Purcell, Robert L.

MADISON - Robert L. Purcell, age 65, died on Thursday May 1, 2003, at William S. Middleton Memorial VA Hospital, surrounded by his family. He was born on September 5, 1937, in Madison, Wis. and was the son of Leo and Belva Purcell. He married Maggie Renz on July 29, 1961, in Sun Prairie.

Bob was a member of the Navy from 1956 until 1958. He enjoyed spending time with his beloved grandchildren and many relatives and friends. He was a member of St. Maria Goretti Parish. He enjoyed many years of hunting and fishing as well as growing tomatoes and making his famous salsa.

Bob is survived by his wife, Maggie; his mother, Belva; his children Tim (Barb), Tom (Shari), KJ (Heather), John (Heidi Beastrom); his grandchildren Amber, Chandler, Kayla, Tia, Taylor, Kendall, Conner; his siblings Michael (Donna), and Donna (Jerry) Jodar; and many nieces, nephews, relatives, and friends.

Bob was preceded in death by his father, Leo and his infant son Robert Leo Jr.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, May 7, 2003, at St. Maria Goretti Catholic Church, 5313 Flad Avenue, Madison with Monsignor Michael Burke officiating. Entombment will follow in Resurrection Mausoleum, Madison. Family and friends may call at the CRESS FUNERAL HOME, 3610 Speedway Road from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, May 6, 2003, and also one hour before the time of service at the church on Wednesday. There will be a prayer service at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday at the funeral home.

"Papa Smurf you will forever be in our hearts."

Cress Funeral Service 3601 Speedway Road 
Purcell, Robert Leo (I36073)
6561 Undertaker Crosse, Theodore G. (I26310)
6562 Unmarried
Died from artillary shell splinter at end of WW II 
Klein, Maria (I868)
6563 Unmarried Klein, Elisabeth (I865)
6564 Unmarried, lived alone and worked for his brother Albert as an electrician at Endres Electric. Endres, Gregory Michael (I20954)
6565 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Living (I11784)
6566 Urban John Werla, age 95, of Dane, died on Sunday, Aug. 3, 2014, at Agrace Hospice House. He was born on May 31, 1919, in the town of Dane, WI, the son of Thomas and Katherine (Barbian) Werla.
Urban served honorably in the United States Army during WWII. He earned many honors including two Purple Hearts. Urban was united in marriage to Margaret Schmitt on Oct. 20, 1956. Urban and Margaret lived and worked on the family farm until January, 2014, when they relocated to a retirement community in Middleton, WI.
Urban loved his life as a farmer and took great pride in his farm. He spent most of his life on his farm, living in the house that he was born in until the last months of his life. His happiest work was farming the land and tending his livestock. When he retired from farming he enjoyed employment at a variety of businesses finally retiring from Arlington Agronomy at the age of 90. In Urban's free time, he enjoyed his hobbies of woodworking and making silver rings. Many of his friends and family enjoy the fruits of his labor. In the fall, Urban was often found picking up hickory nuts that were used for baking throughout the winter.
Urban is survived by his wife of 57 years, Margaret (Schmitt); his daughters, Ann (David) Patek of Oshkosh and Jean (Jeff) Rosemeyer of Dorchester; his grandsons, James (Julia) Patek of London, Ontario, Benjamin Rosemeyer of Bozeman, Montana, Robert (fiancé Bridget) Patek of Milwaukee, and Lucas Rosemeyer of Dorchester. In addition, he is survived by a very special niece, Julie (Greg) Ryan of Davis,IL and their children, Matthew, Bridget, and Hannah along with a special nephew, Kenneth Niesen and his wife, Joyce of Cross Plains. He is further survived by his in-laws, Donna Werla, Eloi and Mary Lou Schmitt, Mary Lou Schmitt (wife of the late Roman Schmitt), and Janet Schmitt; and many nieces nephews and friends.
Urban was preceded in death by his parents, Thomas and Katherine; his sisters, Sr. Antoninious, Olive Adler, Helen Niesen and Katherine Werla; his brother, Tom and Herb; and his in-laws, John Adler, Ray Niesen, Rita Werla, Evelyn and Martin Gilles, Roman Schmitt, Norbert Schmitt, Viola Schmitt, and Louann Schmitt.
Funeral services will be held on Fri. Aug, 8, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. at Blessed Trinity Parish - St. Michaels. Dane. Rev Chad Droessler will officiate. Friends may call at the church on Friday from 8:30 a.m. until the time of services. Burial will take place in the church cemetery with full military honors.
Urban was well loved in life and will be greatly missed by family and friends.

Winn-Cress Funeral Home
5785 Hwy Q
Waunakee, WI 
Werla, Urban (I59529)
6567 Urban lived in Illionois and ran a large farm. Motl, Urban Edward (I15893)
6568 Urban was never married. Logeman, Urban (I5197)
6569 US Census of 1880 shows Clara (still single) to be working as houskeeper for Ephriam Baker in Bristol Twp.

US Census of 1910 shows Frank Matzke, 49, born in Germany as Head of House, Clara Matzke, 52, as Wife, Mary Matzke 18, as step-daughter, Carl Fahrenkopf 21, as adopted son, and Elizabeth Rademacher 85, as mother in law. 
Rademacher, Clara (I7701)
6570 US Census of 1880 shows her name as Rachel, however baptism record shows only Regina. Schey, Regina (I16982)
6571 US Census of 1900, Sun Prairie Township, Super. Dist. 1, Enumer. Dist 70, A, Sheet 5:
Bedner, John Head June 1862 Bohemia Imm. 1882 18 Yrs in US
Anna Wife May 1871 Bohemia Imm. 1876 24 Yrs in US
Mary Daughter Feb. 1890 Wisconsin
Edward Son Dec. 1891 Wisconsin
Frank Son Jan. 1894 Wisconsin
Josephine Daughter Mar. 1897 Wisconsin
Joseph Son Feb. 1900 Wisconsin
In 1900, neither John or Ann naturalized.


John Bednar, of the Township, Lived But Three Hours After Accident.

A shocking accident occurred in the village Tuesday morning while the teams were hauling ice to the Roach & Seeber Co's. Ice house. A number of teams were bunched near Gibbons & Son's lumber yard on Main street, and in the rush to get first place in the line for unloading; there was a collision. John Bednar, of the township, was thrown from his wagon. The horses were traveling fast; and immediately the driver fell, the wheels slipped side ways due to the icy incline towards the gutter, and the wagon, loaded with four tons of ice, passed over the body of the prostrate man. He was taken to the office of Drs. Crosse &, Crosse, and upon examination, it was found that one leg was crushed below knee, a collar bone broken, and his spinal column broken between the shoulders. The body. was paralyzed below the fracture in the spinal column. After an examination, the doctors announced that death was but a few hours distant. Mr. Bednar conscious of his condition and his mind was perfectly clear.

He expressed a desire to prepare for death and Rev. A. J. Kuehn was summoned who administered to the dying man the rites of the Catholic church. He was then taken to the home of his brother-in-law, J. A. Wavra, where he prepared his last will and testament, and bid a last farewell to his grief stricken wife and friends.

At one o'clock, he passed away quietly and in full possession of his senses. John Bednar was born in Cernovic, Bohemia, June 20, 1861, and came to America in 1879. On May 17, 1859, he was married to Miss Ann Wavra of this village. To them were born five children who survive; the youngest, one and one half years of age and the oldest a girl of twelve. He is also survived by three sisters, one in Missouri and two in Bohemia. He was a nephew of the late Mrs. Antoinette Schuster.

Mr. Bednar was an honest, industrious man. He had by frugality and industry provided for his family a competence that is most satisfactory in the emergency that now confronts them, though no compensation can provide the loss they sustained in his tragic death. He was a man of retiring disposition, and had the good-will of every one who know him. His premature death in the fulness of a useful life is deeply regretted throughout the community. And many are the expressions of sympathy tendered the heart-broken wife and fatherless little ones.

The funeral services were held at the Sacred Hearts church at 10 o'clock this morning, attended by a large concourse of friends and acquaintances. St. James Court C. 0. F. of which the deceased was a member, escorted the remains to the last resting place.
Bedner, John (I37300)
6572 US Census of 1920 shows as widowed, living in Beaver Dam, WI.

Haakenson Services

SUN PRAIRIE - Funeral services for Carl J. Haakenson, 68, who died Sunday night at a Madison hospital, will be held at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Tuschen Funeral Home here and at 2 in the Bristol Lutheran church. The Rev, J. N. Walstead will officiate, and burial will be in the Norway Grove cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after noon today. The family has requested that flowers be omitted.

Surviving are his wife, Sena (Anderson); five daughters, Mrs. Russell Weichman, Madison; Mrs. Kenneth Holzheuter, Marshall; Mrs. Stanley Groth, New Richmond; Mrs. H. O. Miller, Sun Prairie, and Margaret Haakenson, Beloit: six sons, Herbert, Madison; Sidney, De Forest; Leo, Lodi; Norbert, Mt. Horeb; Corporal Raymond, with the army in Japan, and Carl, Jr., with the Wisconsin National Guard at Truax Field; a sister, Mrs. Albert Legreid, Madison; a brother, John, Beloit, and a nephew, Allen Haakenson, also of Beloit.
Haakenson, Carl J. (I45654)
6573 US Census of 1920 shows birth location unknown. Mary may have been born in Bohemia, on ship or in US. No info on her mother. Believe her father came to US about 1890. Matzke, Mary (I36446)
6574 US Census of 1920 shows her as widow having brother Nordrum living with her,

Mrs. Sena Haakenson

Mrs. Sena Haakenson, 76, of 2129 Winnebago St., a Madison resident since 1959, died unexpectedly Thursday (Aug. 8, 1963) in a Madison hospital after a brief illness. She lived in Sun Prairie for 20 years before moving to Madison.

Born in Columbia County, she was married to Carl J. Haakenson. He died in 1951.

She was a member of Lake Edge Lutheran Church and a past member of the Bristol Lutheran Church and its Ladies Aid.

Surviving are five daughters, Mrs. Russell Weichmann, 2616 Dahle St.; Mrs. Harry Miller, Sun Prairie; Mrs. Stanley Groth, New Richmond; Mrs. Kenneth Holzhueter, Deerfield; and Mrs. Rodney Olson, Viroqua; five sons, Carl, 4025 Anchor dr.; and Ray Haakenson, 4210 Major Ave.; Alvin, Bradenton, Fla.; and Norman and LeRoy Neuman, both of Chicago; four stepsons, Sydney and Leo, both of DeForest; Norbert, Sun Prairie; and Herbert Haakenson, Columbus; a stepdaughter, Margaret Haakenson, Beloit; a sister, Mrs. John Ethun, 110 Hegg Ave.; 21 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.

The funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday in the Gunderson Funeral home, 1936 Winnebago St., with the Rev. Hector Gunderson, pastor of Lake Edge Lutheran Church, officiating. Burial will at the Norway Grove Lutheran cemetery. Friends may call after 2 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. The family suggest that memorials may be made to the new Lake Edge Lutheran Church.
Anderson, Sena (I45655)
6575 US Census of 1920 shows the following information and also that she was in school, but not able to read or write. St. Joseph church records show a baptism of a Julia Barbara Weber in 1911.

Name: Julia Weber
Home in 1920: York, Dane, Wisconsin
Age: 8 years
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1912
Birthplace: Wisconsin
Relation to Head of House: Daughter
Father's Name: John
Father's Birth Place: Wisconsin
Mother's Name: Mary
Mother's Birth Place: Wisconsin
Marital Status: Single
Race: White
Sex: Female
Household Members:

John Weber 64
Mary Weber 49
Alvin Weber 17
Alois Weber 15
Carl Weber 13
Elenor Weber 10
Julia Weber 8 
Weber, Julia Barbara (I42542)
6576 US census of 1930 shows a problem with Esther's age. Keip, Emil (I37663)
6577 US Census of 1970 shows name as Andrew Suster as does WSJ obit of June 6, 1936 on page 2. Schuster, Anton "Andrew" (I8927)
6578 Used the spelling Gurthie. Mary is shown as in the household for the 1850 and 1860 Iowa Co. Census. Guthril, Mary (I12112)
6579 Using information from Betty Gene (Dealy) Diener, her father, Leon Dealy, The Sun Prairie Historical Museum (Peter Klein, Curator), "Shadows and Dreams" by Peter Klein, obituaries and various family records, we have the story of the life of Peter Batz and Johanna (Dierauf) Batz. Their obituaries follow their life story. Peter Batz was born April 25, 1822, in the small village of Ebensfeld, Bavaria Germany. He was the second son born to Johann Peter Batz and Margaret Boehmer. Peter had an older brother, Josef (1814 - 1889) and two sisters, both married. Peter's sister, Mary Anna Batz married Christoph Dierauf, a brother of Peter's wife. It is not known who Mary Margaret Batz, the other sister, married. Peter was the only one of the children to come to America. The Batz family moved from Switzerland sometime in the 1500s. It is not known if the family moved directly to Ebensfeld. The entire village of Ebensfeld was destroyed in the early1600s during the Thirty Years War. The house where Peter was born, was built and lived in by the Batz family since about 1627. There is a masonry marker in the basement showing the date of 1627. The house has undergone changes and remodeling over the years, but with basically the same first floor. The houses on either side were destroyed in World War II. Peter's brother Josef, and then his descendants continue to live in the original house. The present owners of the house are Johann and Adelgunde (Leicht) Batz. Johann is the great grandson of Josef. In the summer of 1848, Peter and others from the Ebensfeld area came to America in hopes of a better life. One of the members of the group was Johanna Dierauf. Johann Dierauf, the daughter of John George Dierauf and Margaret (Scheuerell) Dierauf, was born on April 23, 1823, in the village of Birgach, which was near Ebensfeld. As was the situation in that time, when young girls grew up, they had to either marry or find other means of livelihood. Their farm could not support a large extended family. Johanna found employment with the Earl of Kutzenberg. This is the reason that Kutzenberg is shown as her home village on most records. The family story is that Peter and Johanna planned to marry and therefore were in the same travel group. Peter worked on the ship, shoveling coal to pay for all or part of his 48 day voyage. After arriving in Baltimore, Peter, Johanna and others proceeded directly to Milwaukee. Soon after their arrival in Milwaukee, Peter and Johanna were married on October 18, 1848, at St. Mary's Church, Milwaukee, by Fr. M. Heis, Peter left his new bride in Milwaukee and walked to Bristol Township, Dane County. He had chosen the location on the advice of George Thein, a cousin of Johanna, who lived in Bristol. He was able acquire one of the last 80 acre tracts from the government for $100. He returned to Milwaukee, purchased a wagon and a team of oxen, and with his wife and supplies traveled back to the farm in Bristol Township. They then built a log house on the farm. In order to gain a start, Peter worked for a neighbor for $10 per month, and Johanna helped work their own farm. As their savings grew, he bought more land. A born trader, Peter began to trade in land and eventually become the owner of more than twelve hundred acres in the Townships of Bristol, York, and Sun Prairie. Peter was well educated in the science of agriculture. He was an expert in growing seed and sold seed to other farmers as early as 1850. He owned the first team of work horses in Dane County. Peter sold his extra grain in Watertown. He left with his team and wagon of grain at midnight, to reach the market by early morning. Peter said that he learned English from reading newspapers. He owned five farms at one time and gave each son a farm. He gave each daughter $1000 when she married. The exception to this was when Margaret married a divorced man. Peter was quite strict in his beliefs. Peter gave generously to the building funds of both St. Joseph's at East Bristol and Sacred Hearts Parish in Sun Prairie. In 1865 Peter and Johanna moved from their original farm to the Paul Gray farm, which was also in Bristol Township. Their son, George P. Batz was given the homestead farm. Peter cultivated a vineyard, grew orchard fruits and continued to improve and sell seed to other farmers. Peter and Johanna operated this farm until September 1890, when they retired from farming and moved to their house in Sun Prairie. (The house still exists with the address of 113 West Main Street.) The farm was then operated by another son, George Adam Batz. Peter and Johanna returned to Ebensfeld for a visit in May of 1886. They sailed on the steamship Southampton and arrived at Bremen, Germany about May 29, 1886. While in Germany, Peter wrote to Albert and Mary Rueth about their visit to Ebensfeld and his attendance at the funeral of Louis II, King of Bavaria. (Louis II, because of insanity, was confined to his castle on Lake Starnberg, Bavaria, where he then drowned himself.) Peter and Johanna left Germany on the steamer Schòlten on July 11, and returned to Sun Prairie on July 27, 1886. On October 18, 1898, Peter and Johanna celebrated the fiftieth anniversary of their wedding. This was a big highlight in their life. They were finally heading into real retirement with time to enjoy their family and the fruits of their labor. The Tuesday morning anniversary activities started with celebration of 10 a.m. Mass at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in East Bristol by Rev. Ignatius Klein. After the services at church, a reception was held at the home of George P. Batz, on the farm where the American success story of Peter and Johanna began. The reception was attended by nine of their children, spouses and thirty six grandchildren. Their daughter Margaret (Batz) Dealy and her son, Leon Dealy were in San Francisco and not present. Many family pictures were taken. Some of these pictures follow this account. Their daughter, Margaret was missing, but her picture was inserted into the family picture by the photographer. In 1890, Peter and his wife moved to Sun Prairie after having a house built on West Main Street. Peter and Johanna lived in this house until their deaths. Johanna died Friday, May 31, 1907. Peter died two years later on Tuesday, October 12, 1909. The house on West Main Street had a unique system for cooling milk and other perishables. It is not known if this was Peter's idea or not. The house is built over a small spring fed stream. This stream runs through Sun Prairie from north to south and is now almost entirely enclosed in a culvert/storm sewer system. There was a little trap door in the kitchen floor where items could be lowered into the cool water to keep fresh. In 1890, Peter founded the Farmers and Merchants Bank as a sole proprietorship in a building to the east of his home on Main Street. (This original building later was used by the telephone company and is now part of Herreman's Supper Club.) In 1910, the bank moved to the building on the corner of Main and Columbus Streets (100 E. Main St.). This was the year after Peter's death. It is doubtful that Peter was involved in the planning of this move. Peter controlled the affairs of the bank for nine years and then took two of his sons, George P. and Erhard as partners. In 1903, the private bank of Peter Batz and Sons, ceased to exist. The bank was incorporated as a state bank on March 23, 1903, with Peter Batz, George P. Batz, Valentine Batz and George Adam Batz as directors. All of the original directors came from the Batz family. After Peter' death, the family corporation soon turned into a community bank with several influential community businessmen from the village as directors. The list of these other directors included William F. Renk, J. Frank Clary, Joseph Conrad, Frank A. Stegerwald, John H. Hayden and H. R. Twiton. William F. Renk served as bank president for a time. Twenty years after Peter's death, both of Sun Prairie's banks, Bank of Sun Prairie and Farmers and Merchants Bank were forced to close in 1929. Depositors lost money in both banks. The Bank of Sun Prairie managed to reopen, acquire the Farmers and Merchants Bank and move into their location on the corner of Main and Columbus streets.

Obituary: Peter Batz
Peter Batz, 87, almost the last of the earliest settlers of Bristol Township, died on Tuesday evening, October 12, 1909. Mr. Batz was the oldest man in Sun Prairie and was among the earliest settlers of the Town of Bristol, locating there in 1848. He was attracted to this locality by George Thein, a cousin of his late wife Johanna. George Thein now deceased, lived in Bristol at that time. Mr. Batz walked from Milwaukee to Bristol, obtained one of the last 80 acre tracts of land available from the government for $100.00, and returned to Milwaukee on foot. He then bought a wagon, a team of oxen and returned with his wife, Johanna to a crude home on his new farm. In those days, a large farm was considered a burden, 40 acres was considered large enough to make a living, and a living was all that was aimed for, as there was no market for surplus produce. His son, George Batz now owns that farm. Peter Batz was born in Ebensfeld, Bavaria, Germany, April 15, 1822, and was the son of Peter and Margaret (Boehmer) Batz. In the summer of 1848, he came to America landing at Baltimore and then made his way directly to Milwaukee. There he was united in marriage to Miss Johanna Dierauf, on October 18, 1848, at St. Mary's Church, in Milwaukee, by Fr. M. Heis, later Archbishop of Milwaukee. After marriage, the new couple located at the above mentioned farm near East Bristol. They resided there until 1865, when they moved onto the Paul Gray farm, which was their home until 1890 and now is owned by their son, Adam. In 1890, Peter and his wife moved to Sun Prairie, and Mr. Batz went into the banking business, founding the Farmers and Merchants Bank. For nine years, he ran the bank as sole proprietor. He then took two of his sons, George and Erhard as partners, thus shifting the responsibilities partially to their shoulders. In 1903, the bank was incorporated as a state bank, the major portion of the stock taken by four of his sons, the father retaining a small amount which he owned at death. Mr. and Mrs. Batz were the parents of ten children, all of whom are living and will be present at the funeral. They are; George P., Sun Prairie, John, of Albany, Minnesota, State of Minnesota Ex-senator, Valentine, of Holdingford, Minnesota, Mrs. Barbara Dusold, of Milwaukee, Mrs. Mary Rueth, Erhard, Mrs. Margaret Dealy, G. Adam, Johanna, and M. Anna, of Sun Prairie. There are also 44 grand children and two great grand children who compose the surviving relatives. Johanna, beloved wife and mother died in May, two years ago. For the past three years, Mr. Batz had been very feeble, but able to be up and around almost every day. Mr. Batz died peacefully in his sleep. The funeral services will be held Saturday morning, October 16, 1909, at 10 o'clock at Sacred Hearts Catholic Church. Rev. H. Blum will officiate, and interment will be in the family lot in the church cemetery. 
Batz, Peter (I1)
6580 Usually called "Hattie". Klubertanz, Hedwig D. (I17761)
6581 Val was a salesman for an electric company. Stroede, Valerius August John (I14475)
6582 Valborg "Val" Marcela Kvalheim - 1921 - 2014
DeForest - Valborg "Val" Marcela Kvalheim, age 93, DeForest, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2014, at Good Samaritan Nursing Home, Lodi. She was born Jan. 11, 1921, in Rio, the daughter of Christian and Ingeborg (Olson) Jacobson.
She was married to Elmer Kvalheim on April 10, 1947, and he preceded her in death on Nov. 8, 1980.
Val and Elmer ran the family farm for 30 years before retiring in DeForest in 1977. Val then became a dedicated volunteer at her church, Christ Lutheran, serving on the Altar Guild, rolling thousands of lefse for the church Lutefisk Dinner, and helping sew more than 6,000 quilts for Lutheran World Relief.
Her pride and joy was her family; especially her grandchildren who loved their funny, feisty, caring and "stubborn Norwegian" grandmother. In the last years of her life, her great-grandsons were a constant source of delight and amusement.
Her son and daughter will always treasure the strong woman who never gave up, never gave in, despite the early loss of her beloved sisters and husband; and numerous medical crises in her last years of life.
Val always had busy hands and every visitor was gifted with a hand crocheted "scrubby" and a lively conversation. Hers was a life well lived and she will be missed.
Val is survived by her daughter, Dorothy (Rick) Heitke; her son, Eric (Lori) Kvalheim; four grandchildren, Dustin and Jeremiah Heitke, Kari (Travis) Little, and Kyle Kvalheim; and two great-grandsons, Noah and Keegan Little.
She was preceded in death by her husband, five brothers and four sisters.
A funeral service was at 11 a.m., Saturday, Jan. 25, 2014, at Christ Lutheran Church, 220 S. Main St., DeForest, with The Rev. Jerry A. Olson and The Rev. Erica Becker presiding. Visitation was at the church on that Saturday from 9:30 a.m. until the time of service. Private burial will take place in the spring at Norway Grove Cemetery. Private burial will take place in the spring at Norway Grove Cemetery. 
Jacobson, Valborg Marcela "Val" (I65311)
6583 Valentine Batz
Requiem Mass for Valentine Batz, 93, former Minnesota State Senator, store owner, rancher and farmer will be celebrated today at 9 a.m. in the Visitation. Church with Pierce Bros. Inglewood Mortuary in charge of arrangements. He and his wife, Mary lived at 613 W 84th Place with a daughter, Mrs. L. V. Fritz. He died Wednesday. Interment will follow in Calvary Cemetery. 
Batz, Valentine (I5)
6584 Valentine lived in a house behind Peter and Margaret Trapp. After his wife died he moved to Madison to live with John and his wife.

1850 Census
Valentine Ankenbrandt 33 years old
Othelia Ankenbrandt 32 years old
Elizabeth b. Germany 5 years
Margaret 2 years

Valentine's death certificate shows that Valentine was 82 years old when he died. Register of deeds Vol. 1, Page 350. This shows that he was born in 1813 whereas the 1850 Census shows him as being 33 years old which would have been 1817. 
Ankenbrandt, Valentine (I17367)
6585 Valeria was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church and a past choir member. The special joys of Val's life were her love of music, singing, playing piano and her three grandchildren. Messer, Valeria Ida (I17405)
6586 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Living (I11861)
6587 Van-truck crash kills teenager - A 17 year-old Madison girl died Saturday morning of head injuries suffered when the van she was riding in collided with a mail truck at Raymond and Verona Roads, police reported. Rebecca J. Birrenkott, daughter of Robert and Suzanne Birrenkott, 1906 Browning Road, was dead on arrival at a Madison Hospital. She was a passenger in a van driven by Kim L. Bosben, 16, daughter of Mr.and Mrs. Thomas Bosben. According to police reports, the van was turning from Verona Road onto Raymond Road when it collided with a mail truck driven south on Verona Road by Glen C. Burrows, of Hazel Green. The van was spun around into a traffic post, and the collision apparently forced open the rear doors of the van. Miss Birrenkott was thrown out the doors, police reported. Miss Bosben, who was ticketed by police for failure to yield right of way, was treated at Madison General Hospital for minor injuries. Another passenger, Sandra R. Hanneman, 17, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Lester Hanneman, was treated for minor injuries and released. Funeral arrangements are pending at the Ryan Funeral Home, 2418 N. Sherman Ave. The death raised the 1980 county fatality total to 37, and occurred less than four hours after Kenneth Hughes, 23, of 6836 Schroeder Road was killed when the motorcycle he was operating went out of control on Hathaway Drive. Birrenkott, Rebecca J. age 17, of 1906 Browning Road died in a Madison hospital on Saturday, September 20, 1980, of injuries sustained in a traffic accident. Born on Jun 2, 1963, in Madison, she was a life-long resident. Rebecca was a student at Edgewood High School in the twelfth grade, and she worked as a hostess at Lum's Restaurant on East Washington Avenue. She was member of St. Peter's Catholic Church. Survivors are her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Robert J. Birrenkott of 1906 Browning Road; two brothers, Dan and Andy, both at home; two maternal grandmothers, Mrs. Dasie B. Schara and Mrs. Celeste Schara both of Madison; a maternal great-grandmother, Mrs. Louise Schara of Madison; and her paternal grandmother, Mrs. Eulalia M. Maloney of Madison. Funeral services will be held at St. Peter's Catholic Church at 5001 Sherman Avenue at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 23, with Fr Lawrence Korback officiating. Burial will be in Sunset Memory Gardens. Friends may callat the Ryan Funeral Home at 2418 North Sherman Ave from 5 to 9 p.m.on Mon., Sept. 22, where a rosary will be recited at 7:30p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Edgewood High School. Birrenkott, Rebecca Jo (I57817)
6588 Various records show her name as Mary and Maria

In Memory of Mrs. Wm. Bradley
One more of the few remaining old settlers of Sun Prairie, Mrs. Wm. Bradley died at her home, at the age of eighty years and five months, on Jan. 5, 1898 of throat and lung trouble, from which she has suffered more or less the last few years. The funeral was held at the Catholic church in Sun Prairie, at half past Ten o'clock Friday morning, Jan. 7. During her last illness she was tenderly watched and cared for by the loving and willing hands of all her children. Her six daughters acted as pall bearers and laid the remains of a loving and affectionate mother in her last resting place, A few hours before she passed away, she called all her children to the bedside, bid them good-bye and asked that God might bless them unto the end. Thus ended the life of a quiet, unassuming, but refined and intelligent woman, a faithful Christian in her belief, a most affec mother and a kind neighbor ever ready to lend a helping hand to any whom she saw in need. May she rest in peace. 
Shortall, Mariah (I41018)
6589 Vera continued the ranch after her folks died. Vera was never married. Lowe, Vera (I16845)
6590 Verna was a homemaker and a Methodist. Jones, Verna (I13383)
6591 Vernig, Norbert H.
MONONA - Mr. Norbert H. Vernig, age 59, of 4313 Monona Dr., passed away on Tuesday, July 8, 1980 in a Madison Hospital. He was born on February 13, 1921 in Mazomanie. He was an Oscar Mayer employee for over 40 years. He was married to the former Luella Becker on October 28,1942 in Middleton.
He was a charter member of Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church, and served on it's accounting committee and was active in the mens' club. He was also a member of the Eagles Club, and the Butchers local 538.
Survivors include his wife; two daughters, Mrs. Walter (Janeen) Pergande, and Mrs. Ronald (Kathleen) Siewert both of Madison; two grandchildren; Virginia and Dale Pergande; three brothers, John and Ray, both of Cross Plains, and Carl of Sun Prairie; three sisters, Mrs. Eric (Josephine) Prldoehl of Monona, Mrs. Arnold (Frances) Hoffman of Madison, and Mrs. Oscar (Sophie) Jack of West Allis and many other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his father, mother, and a sister, Agnes.
Funeral services will be held at IMMACULATE HEART OF MARY CATHOLIC CHURCH, 5101 Schofield St. at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, July 11. Father Thomas Segerson and Father Duane Moellenberndt will officiate. Burial is in Roselawn Memorial Park. Friends may call from 5- 8 p.m. on Thursday, July 10 at the GUNDERSON FUNERAL HOME, 5203 Monona Dr., where a rosary will be recited. 
Vernig, Norbert H. (I54029)
6592 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Living (I16359)
6593 Vernon C. Severson, 79, of Black River Falls, formerly of Sun Prairie, died Oct. 15, 2012, in Green Valley, AZ. He married Margaret Berndt of Juneau, WI.
Vernon was valedictorian of Sun Prairie High School Class of 1951, and a graduate of St. Olaf College in Northfield, MN. He taught high school history, English, and humanities in Black River Falls.
Survived by wife, Margaret; daughter, Amanda (Tom) Falloon; son, Jon (Jennifer) Severson; sister, Delores Evans of Tucson, AZ.; grandchildren, Soren and August Falloon, Anna Greta Severson; and nephews, Jeff and Greg (Alice) Evans. Preceded by parents, Clarence and Mae Severson.
Memorial services Saturday, Nov. 24, 2012, 11 a.m. at Black River Falls Evangelical Lutheran Church, 115 N. 5th St. Burial with military honors in Riverside Cemetery. Visitation Friday, Nov. 23, 2012, 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. at Torgerson's Funeral Home, 408 N. Water St., and at church Saturday 10 a.m. until services.
Memorials to Black River Memorial Hospice, Black River Falls Public Library or Black River Falls Area Foundation. 
Severson, Vernon C. (I46613)
6594 Vernon Everett Pogue passed away on Friday, May 12, surrounded by family. He was the eldest child of Everett and Beulah (Roberts) Pogue. Born on October 22, 1931, in the Town of Scott in Columbia County, Vern grew up on various area farms, and graduated from Marshall High School in 1951. he met the love of his life, Delores Scheel. They were married on October 17, 1953. Shortly afterward, he was drafted into the U.S. Army, where he served for two years as a mechanic in Okinawa near the end of the Korean War. He honed his skills there, and after returning home, he studied and became a mechanic. He worked for Wright Chevrolet in Columbus, before moving on to Gehler Stokes, Hult, and finally Thorstad Chevrolet in Madison. He retired in 1996 after 45 years of working on Chevrolets. He attained ASE Master Technician status. After retiring, he helped his sister Ione and family with field work on their farm in Oregon. proudly served on the Town Board of Sun Prairie, appointed in 1984, and retiring after his 2016-2017 term. At the same time, he served on the Marshall Area District 14 EMS Commission. He was also a dedicated member of Sun Prairie United Methodist Church, where he served as a Trustee for many years. and Dee were blessed with four children; Steven, Kathleen, Sharon and Susan. In 1967, they moved the family to Sun Prairie, to the home they built together. Family meant everything to them, and they cherished the time we spent together. Dad especially enjoyed watching his grandsons play baseball and football through the years. In the fall of 2015, Vern was thrilled to be able to enjoy the Badger Honor Flight with Steve. is survived by his wife of 63 years, Dee, children Steve (D'Arcy) Pogue of Sun Prairie, Sharon (Alan) Frank of Deerfield, and Susan Kubly of Sun Prairie. He is further survived by grandsons Michael (Victoria) Pogue, Ryan, Tyler and Kevin Kubly; a sister Irene Weisensel, in-laws Floyd Gustrowsky, Ruth Pogue, Phyllis (Russell) Frentzel, Robert (Bonnie) Scheel, and many nieces and nephews. He also leaves behind his faithful dog, Bella. was preceded in death by infant daughter, Kathleen Rae; his parents, brother Roy Pogue, sister Ione Gustrowsky, infant sister Arlene, in-laws Arthur & Ada (Hildebrandt) Scheel, Marcella Heiman, Joanne & Loren Beal and George Weisensel. We want to thank the staff of Wisconsin Dialysis-East for 8.5 years of great care, the Marshall Area EMS team, and his UW-Health care teams. All played a vital role in giving us his "bonus round". family suggests, In lieu of flowers a memorial fund is being established. Celebration of Vern's Life will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, May 18, 2017 at Sun Prairie United Methodist Church, 702 North Street, with Rev. Jenny Arneson presiding. Friends may call at the Tuschen-Newcomer Funeral Home, Sun Prairie, on Wednesday, May 17, 2017, from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m., or from 10:00-11:00 prior to the service at Church. Burial will be held in Medina Cemetery, Marshall. Know that you are loved and greatly missed…until we meet again. Tuschen-Newcomer Funeral & Cremation Prairie, WI Pogue, Vernon Everett (I55402)
6595 Vernon J. Weisensel Sr., age 68, died on Thursday, July 10, 2001 at home. He was born on March 18, 1933, the son of Leo and Catherine (Dushack) Weisensel of Sun Prairie. He graduated from Sun Prairie High School in 1951 and married Billie J. Tucker on Oct. 1, 1966. He worked at Skelgas Propane in Madison and Lodi, and retired from Thermogas Propane of Madison. He lived in Lodi for the past 20 years, where he was active within St. Patrick's Catholic Church as a lector, commentator and communion minister. He also held positions in the Knights of Columbus, was the grand knight of Lodi Council No. 6463 and faithful navigator of the Father Bourgeneyer General Assembly No. 1198. He is remembered as a square dance caller throughout Wisconsin. He was the primary caller for many clubs, including Cross Trails, Westfield Jolly Squares, Circus City Squares, Swinging Seniors of Madison Senior Center, DeForest Diamond Squares, Squares Mainstream and DeForest Plus Work Shop and Badger Rovers. He held the role of past president and treasurer of the South West Square Dance Association of Wisconsin (SWSDAW) Callers Council. He was also the current president of the SDAW state council and a past president of the Wisconsin Square Dance Leaders and Callers Council. Other community Activities include being a volunteer with St. Vincent De Paul Society and an AARP tax counselor. He is survived by his wife, his daughters, Maria (Todd) Richards, Christie (Suresh) Sunderrajan and Deanna (James) Burss; a son, Vernon J. Jr. (fiancee Mary Fox); three grandsons, Joseph, Daniel and Vikram; siblings Gladys (Lester) Winkelman, Audrey (Frank) Powers, Leon (Mary), Myron, Marion (Fred) Gmeinder, George (Irene) and Rita (Ron) Richolson; a sister- in-law, Marcella; mother-in-law, Eva Tucker; sister-in-law, Ila (Daniel) Halfmann. He was preceded in death by his parents, a brother, Elmer; a sister, Edna Flannery; a sister-in-law, Olive; and father-in-law, William H. Tucker. Friends and family were invited to call at the Tuschen-Newcomer Funeral Home, 302 Columbus St., in Sun Prairie on July 22. Square dancer friends are encouraged to attend in dress attire in celebration of his life. A Mass of Christian Burial was held at St. Patrick's Catholic Church , 521 Fair St., Lodi, on July 23, with Father Michael Richel officiating. A visitation was held at the church on July 23 until the time of service. Burial was held in St. Patrick's Cemetery in Lodi. Weisensel, Vernon Joseph Sr. (I23735)
6596 Vernon served in the Army. After getting out, he was a cheese maker at Knob Hill in Iowa County, Highland, WI. Vernon had a heart attack and asked for Blanche Rockett to help take care of him. Then Vernon Jr. was selected to go into the Army. Vernon Sr. asked Blanche to pick up milk from the farmers. In the mean time, Vernon Sr. was working on a deferment for Vernon Jr. The deferment came through so Blanche was no longer needed for driving. Vernon Jr. and Blanche went over to William McCutchins' one evening to help with milking and help with William's mother. When William McCutchin heard that Blanche was unemployed he asked her to take care of his disabled mother. Blanche accepted and soon a courtship emerged and Vernon Sr. and Dora stood up for William and Blanche at their wedding. Vernon Sr. had another heart attack and died at Mineral Spring, WI.
Brownell, Vernon Nelson (I11238)
6597 Vernon's Obituary
WAUNAKEE-Vernon J. Ripp went to his eternal home in Heaven on December 1st, 2014. He was born on July 27, 1927, to James and Eleanor (Meier) Ripp.
He was married to Doris Spahn on Sept. 22, 1949. Together they raised 4 children; Ron (Nancy) of Poynette, Tom of Waunakee, JeanAnn (Don) Stronach of Rio, and Dan (Lori) of Waunakee.
He is also survived by six grandchildren, Jason Ripp, Travis Stronach, Brandon (fiancée Nykole), Matthew Ripp, Michelle (Joel) Acker, and Mike (Kelly Ziegler) Ripp; five great-grandchildren, Azyiah, Conor and Corwin Ripp, Brooks Acker, Kenadi Ziegler Ripp; one sister, Charlene Arnold and many nieces and nephews and relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Dick Ripp; and a brother-in-law, Jim Arnold.
Vernon farmed most of his life in the Waunakee area. He loved his family and spending time with his grandchildren, going to their sporting events and school programs. He was a lifelong member of St. John's Catholic Church and the Badger Steam and Gas Engine club. He enjoyed going to antique tractor shows and also collecting tractors. Vernon loved the land and found peace in taking care of it. He was proud to be a farmer.
Funeral services will be held on Sat. Dec. 6, 2014 at 11:30 a.m. at St John's Catholic Church, 209 South St Waunakee. Friends may call at the church on Saturday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of services.
Winn-Cress Funeral Home
5785 Hwy Q
Waunakee, WI 
Ripp, Vernon J. (I65957)
6598 Verona
Norma Jeanne Cox, age 91, of Verona died peacefully Wednesday, January 28, 2015 at Ingleside Manor in Mt. Horeb. She was born September 14, 1923 in Bagley, the daughter of David and Viva (Patch) Campbell. She married Bennie Cox on June 17, 1942 in Viroqua and he preceded her in death September 3, 1994.
Norma enjoyed gardening, going out to eat and family gatherings. She loved playing cards, bingo, deer hunting, fishing and camping. She worked at Carnes for over 25 years.
Norma is survived by five children, David (Jane), Donna Starks, Larry (Karen), Barbara Ace, Mary Lou (Marvin) Maier; 20 grandchildren; 44 great-grandchildren; one great-great grandson; one brother, Neil and one sister-in-law, Harriet Fortun and many nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded by six siblings.
The family extends special thanks to the staff at Ingleside for their loving care.
A funeral service will be at 1 p.m. on Saturday, January 31, 2015 at WEST MADISON BIBLE CHURCH, 2920 N. County Road M, Verona, with Reverend Dan Kukasky officiating.
Visitation will be on Saturday at the church from 10 a.m. until the time of service. Burial will be at Paoli Cemetery on Monday, February 2. 
Campbell, Norma Jeanne (I66065)
6599 VERONA - Robert H. Schweiger, age 91, passed away Oct. 8, 2017, after a long and fulfilling life. Bob was born Aug. 31, 1926, on a farm outside Cashton, Wis. He was the fourth of five children born to Bernard Schweiger and Catherine Degenhardt. His mother raised the children in Cashton after his father died in 1931, during the Depression. Bob often spoke fondly of hunting small game for food and playing music in the band with his brothers, Gordon and Jim. While attending high school, Bob worked part time in the local drugstore. Upon graduation in 1944, he enlisted in the U.S. Navy and was sent to the College of the Pacific and UC-Berkley to train as a pharmacist mate. When the war ended, Bob enrolled at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and earned his B.S. degree in pharmacy in 1950. While a student he worked part-time for the Rennebohm Drug Stores. After graduation Bob went to work for Rennebohm full time and met his future wife, Virginia Lybek, who was working part time behind the lunch counter. They married in 1951 and raised three children while operating their own drug stores in Madison and Sun Prairie from 1959 to 1989. Bob was a passionate hunter and fisherman, threw a mean set of horseshoes, bowled, and traveled the world with family and friends. He never had a negative word for anyone and took all life's turns with a smile and a laugh. Preceding him in death were his wife of 61 years, Virginia; his parents; brothers, Vernon and Gordon; and his sister, Evelyn. One brother, James, survives him. He is also survived by his children, Deborah (Edward) Reisner, Sandra (James) Edgerly, and Bruce (Carol) Schweiger. Bob leaves seven grandchildren, Megan (John) Koltes, Jessica (Neil) Satterstrom, Eric (Lao) Edgerly and Adam Edgerly, Paul (Jamie) Schweiger, Brad (Shanda) Schweiger and Scott (Liz) Schweiger. Bob also leaves four great-grandchildren, Wesley Schweiger, Lucas and Micah Edgerly, and Mabel Schweiger; and numerous other relatives and countless friends and business acquaintances. He will be missed by all. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, Oct. 13, 2017, at ST. PETER CATHOLIC CHURCH, 5001 N. Sherman Ave., Madison. Visitation will be held on Friday at the church from 9:30 a.m. until the time of Mass. Entombment will be at Highland Memory Gardens. The family would like to express their gratitude to the team of Agrace HospiceCare. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in Bob's name to Agrace HospiceCare, 5395 E. Cheryl Parkway, Fitchburg, WI 53711 or St. Peter Catholic Church, 5001 N. Sherman Ave., Madison, WI 53704 or a charity of your choice. Schweiger, Robert H. (I59401)
6600 VERONA- Dorothy Mae Kaltenberg passed away on her 93rd birthday, July 18, 2018, with her family by her side. She was born in Manitowoc on July 18, 1925, the daughter of Victor and Rose (Ourada) Motiff and was raised in Stangelville by her grandparents after her parents passed away. She married Clarence Kaltenberg on February 15, 1947 and the two enjoyed 55 years of marriage until his death in 2002. They resided in Verona since 1954 and Dorothy was an active member of St. Andrew Catholic Church and volunteered at the Verona Senior Center for many years. She looked forward to planning the Senior Center's annual Brewers trip and making peanut packs for those attending. She worked various jobs, including waitressing at the Eagle's Nest and The Dugout, helping in the kitchen at Verona Elementary School, working as secretary at Motiff Heating and as a tour guide for Hello America bus tours. She was a staunch Brewers and Packers fan. Dorothy is survived by her children, Bill, Nancy (Jerry) Wipperfurth, Judy (Mike) Opsal, Dave (Deb), Mary (Norm) Sandmire, Tom (Shirley), Lori (Bill) Burns, and Rick (Michelle); 13 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; a brother-in-law, Norbert Kaltenberg; and many extended relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her husband, Clarence; a granddaughter, Amy Wipperfurth; brothers, Bob (Delores) and Victor (Pat); her best friend, Nila Kaltenberg; and many in-laws. Her family would like to extend their heartfelt gratitude to the staff at Noel Manor for providing a caring home for Dorothy. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, July 23, 2018, at ST. ANDREW CATHOLIC CHURCH, 301 N. Main St., Verona, with Father John Sasse presiding. Burial will follow at St. Andrew Catholic Cemetery. A visitation will be held at the church from 9:30 a.m. until the time of Mass on Monday. Motiff, Dorothy Mae (I66965)

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