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Douglas Fleming

Douglas W. Fleming born on March 25, 1924in Avoca Wisconsin. He was the third child of Edwin and Edna (Geller) Fleming. His siblings were Darrell, Eleanor Herburger and Ed Jr. He made his home around the Bagley, Wisconsin area until a few years ago and has enjoyed living in Prairie du Chien since.

He passed away on November 1, 2011 at the Prairie du Chien Memorial Hospital after a long illness. Visitation will be at Martin Swartz Funeral Home in Bloomington Wisconsin, Saturday November 5, 201, from 10:30 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. followed by the Funeral Service and 11:30 a.m. and Interment at the Avoca Cemetery in Avoca, Wisconsin.

Doug loved his country and was proud to have served in World War II. He enlisted in the Army Air Corp in 1943. He later transferred into the Field Artillery and served in the Aleutian Islands until 1946. Doug retired from the Wisconsin State Patrol after fourteen years. After his retirement Doug started his own business, Dry Hollow Rock and Gem.

He was also a Master Mason and a member of the Scottish Rite. He was raised in the Bloomington Masonic Lodge.

He married Nancy Lou (McLean) on December 5, 1948and together they enjoyed many hobbies and interests such as hunting, fishing, trapping, bicycling, lapidary, cross country skiing, canoeing, and ice skating. When he would master one he would look for another. Doug was also a General Class licensed Ham Radio operator who talked with people all around the world.

Doug is survived by his wife Nancy, and their three children Doug Jr., (Sue) of Fennimore WI, Dana (Regina) of Ankeny IA, and Rhonda Zutz (Ken) of Longmont CO; grandchildren, Dawn Riley, Shelly Fleming, Zachary Fleming, Willie Zutz and Christopher Zutz. His great-grandchildren were a great joy in his life and he enjoyed every minute that he was able to spend with Leah, Peyton & Hannah Riley as well as little Skylar Fleming. Doug was preceded in death by his parents, siblings and a grandson, Gabriel Dana Fleming.

The family of Douglas Fleming wishes to express our sincere thanks for all the expressions of love during Doug�s illness and our time of bereavement.


Eileen F. (Walker) Flesch

     Eileen Frances (Walker) Flesch, age 86, of Platteville, died at home on Friday, May 29, 2009 surrounded by her family after a courageous battle against cancer.  Eileen was born on September 17, 1922 at home in Ismay, MT to Charles and Ellen (Shea) Walker.  Eileen went to Miles City High School for 3 years and then went to Lancaster, WI for her senior year and graduated in 1940.  She married Laverne �Beany� Flesch on October 28, 1941 in Lancaster, WI.  He preceded her in death on February 29, 2008.

     She was a homemaker and mother to 9 children.  She loved to crochet , make quilts, and play card games, especially Euchre.  She was also a Brewer and Packer fan.  You could always find ice cream treats in the freezer, specifically drumsticks and push-ups.  She was a master of cooking squirrel and telling stories.  Eileen was quick-witted and possessed a great sense of humor.  Eileen�s greatest love was her family.

     Eileen is survived by 9 children:  David (Joan) of Mansfield, PA and children Amy, Gail, and Carla; Barbara (Jim) Smith of Pima, AZ; Bruce (Carla) of Platteville, WI; Sarah (Jim) Barutha of Bozeman, MT and children Debbie, Phillip, and Kate; Bill (Chris) of East Dubuque, IL and children Melissa, Maureen, Melanie, and Ryan; Pat of Platteville, WI; Dan (Beth) of Platteville, WI and children Nate, Kurt, and Joel; Alan (Mary Wunderlin) of Platteville, WI; Barry (Diane) and children Ely and Anica.  She has 3 step grandchildren Rob, Roger, and Jia Smith; 7 great-grandchildren, and 3 step-great grandchildren.

     She is survived by a sister, Mary Bishell of Lancaster, WI.  She was preceded in death by her parents and brother Lee (Ruth) Walker and brother-in-law Burnell Bishell.

     A Mass of Christian Burial were held at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, June 4, 2009 at St. Mary�s Catholic Church in Platteville with Monsignor Charles Schluter officiating.  Burial was in Calvary Cemetery, Platteville.  Visitation was held on Wednesday, June 3 from 4:00 until 8:00 p.m. at St. Mary�s Catholic Church in Platteville with a Parish Scripture Service at 4:00 p.m.  Friends were also welcome from 9:30 a.m. until the time of the service on Thursday at the church. 

     In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to Southwest Health Center Hospice or Wisconsin Badger Camp in honor of Eileen Flesch.  On behalf of Eileen Flesch�s family, we would like to thank:   Southwest Health Center Hospice, Monsignor Charles Schluter of St. Mary�s Catholic Parish, and Southwest Home Care, especially Joyce Reiter and Heather Quincy. 

     Martin Schwartz Funeral Home in Platteville served the family.


John H. Flesch

John H. Flesch, age 62, of Lancaster, died on Tuesday, March 22, 2011, at his home in Lancaster.  He was born on July 3, 1948, in Lancaster, the son of Joseph and Gladys (Hardy) Flesch.  John attended St. Clement Catholic School and graduated from Lancaster High School.  He furthered his education at University of Wisconsin at Platteville, where he obtained a Bachelor of Science.  John served his country in the United States Navy for six years, stationed out of Norfolk, VA.  He loved playing cards at Zippy�s, crossword puzzles and cryptograms.  John had been employed at Wal-Mart in Platteville for many years.

Survivors include his sisters:  Mary Raup, Madison; Marjorie (Jay) Herning, Alva, OK; JoAnn Flesch, Madison; nieces and nephews: Cecilia (Stephen) Fishnick; Brad (Kate), Brittney and Stephanie (Wesley Stanek); Nancy (George Forbes) Flesch; Mary T. (Morgan Cronson) Raup; John P. Raup; Heather (John) Budewitz; Sarah (Ken) Kramer; Lisa (Danny Zarella) Herning; George Herning; his aunts: Mildred Kelly, Dubuque, IA; Dorothy Martin Lancaster; other relatives and many friends.

In addition to his parents, John was preceded in death by a brother, James �Curly� Flesch, brother-in-law, John A. Raup, and numerous cousins.

Funeral services were held on Saturday, March 26, 2011, at 11:00 a.m. at Schwartz Funeral Home in Lancaster with Father William Seipp officiating.  Burial with military honors was in St. Clement Cemetery, Lancaster.  Family and friends called on Saturday from 10:00 a.m. until time of services at the funeral home.


Laverne �Beany� Edward Flesch

     Laverne �Beany� Edward Flesch, age 88, of Platteville, died on Friday, February 29, 2008 at Heartland Health Care Center in Platteville with his family surrounding his bedside after enduring Alzheimer�s Disease.  Beany, as he was known to all, was born on December 22, 1919, at home in Potosi to Edward and Emma (Duve) Flesch.  He graduated from Potosi High School in 1937 and went to college in Platteville for one year.

     In the spring of 1941, he went to California to work as a bakery delivery man with his brother, Martin.  Beany came back in the fall of that year to marry Eileen Walker of Miles City, Montana.  The couple was married on October 28, 1941 in Lancaster, WI.  The newlyweds returned to California until February 1942, when Beany was drafted into the army.

     He was in the army for 3 � years, stationed in North Carolina, Texas and Mississippi.  He was sent to the European theatre in August of 1944, where he served with the 609th Tank Destroyers, as their company clerk.  He was proud to say that the men never missed a pay day while he was company clerk.  Beany was honorably discharged in September of 1945.

     The couple then settled in Potosi where he worked for Walsh�s Store in Tennyson and later with Arno Keehner in Potosi.  In 1950, they moved to Harlowton, Montana to run a gas station and later worked for a car dealership.  During their time in Montana, Beany loved to fly fish, hunt deer, elk and antelope.

     The family moved back to Platteville in 1956 where Beany worked for several implement businesses.  He later ran Flesch Implement in Potosi from 1964 � 1984.  He worked there until closing the shop and then worked as a rural route mail carrier around Potosi.  Beany finally retired in 1989.

     Beany belonged to the Berg Averkamp VFW Post No. 5276 in Potosi, which he helped to start.  He was also a member of the Leo M. Kane American Legion Post No. 42 and St. Mary�s Catholic Church, both in Platteville.  Beany and Eileen had a great life together.  Family was most important.  Beany has been to more cross country meets, football, volleyball games and tennis matches for his children and grandchildren than one could count.  He was often with friends and family hunting mushrooms in the spring, fishing on the river, growing huge potatoes, or pitching horse shoes.  He was a Green Bay Packer fan, loved to study the history of Potosi and look up the family genealogy.  He will be remembered as a good friend, always willing to give of his time to help others out.  Beany was a loving father, grandfather and husband who worked hard and lived out positive values for others to follow.

     Beany is survived by his wife of 66 years, Eileen Flesch, Platteville; nine children:  David (Joan) Flesch, Mansfield, PA and children Amy, Gail and Carla; Barbara (Jim) Smith, Pima, AZ; Bruce (Carla) Flesch, Platteville; Sarah (Jim) Barutha, Bozeman, MT and children Debbie, Kate and Philip; Bill (Chris) Flesch, East Dubuque, IL and children Melissa, Maureen, Melanie and Ryan; Pat Flesch, Platteville; Dan (Beth) Flesch, Platteville and children Nathan, Kurt and Joel; Alan Flesch (Mary Wunderlin), Platteville; Barry (Diane) Flesch, Baraboo and children Ely and Anica.  They also have three step-grandchildren, Rob, Roger and Jia Smith; six great-grandchildren and three step-great-grandchildren.  He is further survived by a sister, Marcella Udelhofen, Platteville and a brother, Jerry (Nancy) Flesch, Des Moines, Iowa; three sisters-in-law Lillian Flesch, Mineral Point, Jo Flesch, Evansville and Mary Bishell, Lancaster;   many nieces, nephews other relatives and friends.

     He was preceded in death by his parents; three sisters and four brothers:  Mary (Earl) Rider, Martin �Buck� (Dorothy) Flesch, Evans Flesch, Kathryn (Harry) Wann, Dorothy (George) Johnson, Clarence �Sleepy� Flesch, Francis �Blacky� Flesch; two brothers-in-law, Ray Udelhofen and Burnell Bishell.

     A Mass of Christian Burial was held at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, March 3, 2008 at St. Mary�s Catholic Church in Platteville with Monsignor Charles Schluter officiating.  Burial was in Calvary Cemetery, Platteville where Military Rites were accorded by the Berg Avercamp VFW Post #5276 of Potosi.  Visitation was held on Sunday, March 2 from 3:00 until 7:00 p.m. at St. Mary�s Catholic Church in Platteville with a Parish Rosary Service at 3:00 p.m.  Friends were also welcomed from 9:00 a.m. until the time of the service on Monday at the church. 


Irene Flitsch

Irene L. Flitsch, age 94, formerly of Cassville, passed away Monday, December 8, 2014, at the Lancaster Care Center, Lancaster.  She was born March 26, 1920, in rural Cassville, the daughter of Albert and Maggie (Kirschbaum) Hochhausen.  On March 6, 1939, she was united in marriage to Maynard Flitsch. Irene was a member of St. Clement Catholic Church in Lancaster.  Her days were filled with taking care of their household. Irene loved to go shopping, playing cards, traveling and dancing with Maynard. During their retirement years they loved to travel and winter in the south. 

Irene is survived by her three children: Delbert (Julia) Flitsch, Gays Mills; Linda (Greg) Dunn, Las Vegas; Kenneth (Beth) Flitsch, Necedah; two granddaughters: Karla (Ted) Krajewski, Middleton; Angie Meyer, Fall River; 6 great-grandchildren, and 5 great-great grandchildren; sister, Margaret Laugesen, Dubuque, IA; brother, Julius Hochhausen, Cassville; and many nieces and nephews. 

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Maynard in 2004, siblings: Leona (Louis) Miner and John (Mary) Hochhausen. 

Funeral services were held on Monday, December 15, 2014, at 11:00 a .m. at Martin Funeral Home & Cremation Services in Cassville with Father William Seipp officiating.  Burial was in St. Charles Cemetery, Cassville.  Family and friends called on Monday from 9:00 a.m. until time of services at the funeral home.  In lieu of plants and flowers, an Irene L. Flitsch Memorial Fund has been established.


Lois Flynn

Lois J. Flynn, age 73, of Lancaster, passed away suddenly on Friday, April 8, 2016, at Mercy Medical Center in Dubuque.  She was born along with her twin Larry, on March 2, 1943, in Prairie du Chien, the daughter of Clarence and Helen (Crane) Nugent.  Lois graduated from Seneca High School in 1961.  On March 1, 1963, she was united in marriage to Laddie Flynn.  Three sons were born to this union:  Randy, Jeff and Brian.  Lois was employed at Loud Speaker Component in Lancaster for many years before finding her true calling as a CNA.  Lois had a passion for caring for others.  She provided private home care as well as worked at Orchard Manor Nursing Home until her retirement this February.  Lois enjoyed traveling and sightseeing.  She also loved spending time with her family, friends, grandchildren and grand-dogs. 

Survivors include her three sons:  Randy (Amy) Flynn, Lancaster; Jeff (Mary) Flynn, Stitzer; Brian (Nicole McLean) Flynn, Lancaster; two grandchildren:  Connor Flynn and Evan Weber; her grand-dogs:  Maggie Mae, Mylee Rose and Miles; her special friend, Kurt Miller; her siblings:  Owen (Mary) Nugent, Dubuque, IA; Phyllis (Robert) Benish, La Crosse;  Mary Anita Thiele, La Crosse; Dean (Mary) Nugent, Holman; Colleen Nugent, La Crosse; sisters-in-law:  Donna McCormick, Menasha; Betty Fry, Monona; many nieces, nephews, other relatives, friends and extended Orchard Manor Nursing Home family.

In addition to her parents, Lois was preceded in death by her husband, Laddie; her brothers:  Clair, Bernard and Larry; and her brothers-in-law:  Dennis Thiele, James Flynn, John Flynn, and Larry Fry.

 Funeral services were held on Tuesday, April 12, 2016, at 11:00 a.m. at Orchard Manor Nursing Home Chapel with Reverend Pamela Strakeljahn officiating.  Burial was in Boscobel Cemetery, Boscobel.  Family and friends called on Monday, April 11, 2016, from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Schwartz Funeral Home & Cremation Services in Lancaster.  Friends also called on Tuesday from 10:00 a.m. until time of services at the nursing home.  In lieu of plants and flowers, a Lois J. Flynn Memorial Fund has been established.


Jack Foster

Jack F. Foster, age 79, of Bloomington formerly of Lancaster, passed away on Tuesday, August 23, 2016, at Grant Regional Health Center, Lancaster.  He was born on October 21, 1936, in Lancaster, the son of Harley F. and Esther M. (Brandemuehl) Foster.  Jack attended Lancaster Schools.  He entered the United States Army in 1956 and served his country until his honorable discharge in 1963.  On June 7, 1958, Jack was united in marriage to Beverly Ann Krueger at St. John's Catholic Church in Patch Grove.  Their wedding was the first military wedding in the state of Wisconsin.  She preceded him in death on January 22, 1996.  Jack was employed with the Grant County Highway Department from 1962 until his retirement in 1998.  On April 19, 2002, he was united in marriage to Florence Oates in Bloomington.  Jack was a member of St. Clement Catholic Church and the Knights of Columbus.  He enjoyed fishing, hunting, traveling, trap shooting, camping, going out to eat, and playing cards.  Jack dearly loved spending time with his family.

Survivors include his wife, Florence of Bloomington; his children:  Phyllis (Larry) Fuerstenberg, Bloomington; Brenda (Mark) Cullen, Lancaster; Cindy (Tom) Simpson, Lancaster; Bob (Darlene) Foster, Darlington; Tim Foster, Prairie du Chien; step-children: David Hampton, Patch Grove; Kathy (Mike) Mumm, Glen Haven; Bonnie (Stan) Harris, Madison; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren; a sister, Dolores Reed, Lancaster; a sister-in-law, Loretta Lenzendorf, Lancaster; a  nephew, Don Pierce, Madison; other relatives and friends.

In addition to his parents and his first wife, Beverly, Jack was preceded in death by his sister, Patricia Smith and a step-granddaughter, Cindy Mumm.

A Mass of Christian Burial was held on Monday, August 29, 2016, at 11:00 a.m. at St. Clement Catholic Church in Lancaster with Reverend John Sasse officiating.  Burial with military honors accorded by the Richard Burns American Legion Post No. 109, the William Pollock VFW Post No. 2344 and the DAV was in St. Clement Cemetery, Lancaster.  Family and friends called on Sunday, August 28, 2016, from 2:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. at St. Clement Catholic Church, where a 1:45 p.m. Knights of Columbus prayer service was held.  Family and friends also called on Monday from 10:00 a.m. until time of services at the church.  Schwartz Funeral Home & Cremation Services in Lancaster is serving the family.


Floyd A. "Bud" Fralick

Floyd A. �Bud� Fralick, age 90, of Glen Haven, died on Wednesday, May 19, 2010, at Grant Regional Health Center in Lancaster.  He was born on May 24, 1919, in Bagley, the son of Clarence and Hazel (Shrake) Fralick.  Bud entered the United States Marines and served his country during World War II.  Following his honorable discharge, he was employed with Walz Lumber.  On October 30, 1945, Bud was united in marriage to Verna M. Ertel at St. Mary�s Catholic Church in Glen Haven.  He was employed as a Postmaster in Glen Haven for the United States Postal Service for thirty years.  Bud was a member of St. Mary�s Catholic Church and was a charter and founding member of the Glen Haven Volunteer Fire Department.  He was a lifelong member of the VFW Post No. 7080 of Cassville, Liscum Brothers American Legion Post No. 482 of Bagley, DAV, NRA, and was a Cub Scout leader.  Bud was active in local gun clubs with trapshooting and gun sports.  He was also a member of the Cassville Conservation Club, Bloomington Sportsman�s Club and was a published author.

Survivors include his wife, Verna Fralick, Glen Haven; children: Nancy (Bob) Ostrander, Eastman; Charles (friend Cheryl Metcalf) Fralick, Glen Haven; Kristine (Ray) Thomsen, Long Grove, IA; John (Marie) Fralick, Dodgeville; eight grandchildren; seventeen great-grandchildren; and a sister, Lillian (George) McKinney, Bagley.

In addition to his parents, Bud was preceded in death by his sisters: Elsie Drew, and Geneva Picha, and three brothers, Ed , Lawrence and Bob Fralick.

Funeral services were on Saturday, May 22, 2010, at 11:00 a.m. at St. Mary�s Catholic Church in Glen Haven with Father John Norder officiating.  Burial with military honors was in Gockel Cemetery, Glen Haven.  Family and Friends called on Saturday, May 22, 2010, from 9:00 a.m. until time of services at the church.  In lieu of plants and flowers, a Bud A. Fralick memorial fund has been established.  Martin Funeral Home in Bloomington assisted the family.


Catherine M. Frear

     Catherine M. Frear, age 93, of Lancaster, formerly of Potosi, died on Saturday, March 21, 2009, at Morningside Assisted Living in Lancaster after a brief illness.   She was born on March 3, 1916, the daughter of Loren and Bessie (Korber) Crapp in rural Potosi.  Catherine married Earl E. Frear on June 5, 1943.  Together they farmed in the Potosi area.  

       Catherine enjoyed hand sewing quilts for her family, gardening and cooking.  She was a member of Davies Memorial United Church of Christ in Potosi where she played piano as a young girl.  Catherine enjoyed her time as Sunday School Superintendent and was active in the Ladies Aid.

       Catherine is survived by four children:  Martha Frear, Madison, Mary Macke, Albany, Dwight (Mary) Frear, Lancaster and George (Ruth) Frear, Rapid City, SD; four grandchildren, Wade (Sara) Frear, Greg (Donnelle) Frear, Henry Frear and Kathleen (Jason) Kilgore; six great-grandchildren; a sister-in-law, Gladys Nelson, Boulder, CO, many friends and other relatives.

        She was preceded in death by her husband, Earl on Dec. 29, 1982; her parents; and an infant daughter. 

       A public visitation was held on Tuesday, March 24, 2009 from 4:00 until 8:00 p.m. at Schwartz Funeral Home in Lancaster.  A private family service was held on Wednesday, March 25.  Burial was held in Boice Prairie Cemetery, Potosi Twp. 


Phyllis M. French

Phyllis M. French, age 74, of Mount Hope, passed away on Wednesday, March 13, 2013, at Mercy Medical Center in Dubuque.  She was born on June 29, 1938, in Potosi, the daughter of Doris and Mary (Marcue) Hall.  Phyllis graduated from Lancaster High School in 1957.  On September 27, 1958, she was united in marriage to Dale French at the First Presbyterian Church in Lancaster.  After their marriage, Phyllis was employed at the feed mill.  She was later employed at the Mount Hope Caf� and operated the caf� for several years.  Phyllis was also employed with McGregor Loud Speaker and most recently, Wal-Mart, until her retirement four years ago.  She loved her job and visiting with people.  Her greatest joy was spending time with her grandchildren and cooking and baking.  She also enjoyed her flower gardens.  Phyllis was a member of the United Methodist Church and was a PPRC chairperson.  She was also a member of the West Grant Lioness and the Bagley Royal Neighbors. 

Survivors include her loving husband, Dale French, Mount Hope; their six children:  Christine (Matt Muench) Udelhoven, Potosi; Cynthia (Steve) Crozier, Tracy, IA; Randall (Christine) French, Lake Mills; Ricky (Cindy) French, Mount Hope; Corrine (Robert) Steger, Prairie du Chien; Ryan (Angela) French, Barneveld; thirteen grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; her brother, Carl (Kathy) Hall, Platteville; her sister, Pauline (Jim) Pitzen, Lancaster; and her sisters-in-law, Delores Hall, Lancaster; Robin Hall, Hazel Green; other relatives and many friends.

In addition to her parents, Phyllis was preceded in death by a grandson, Derek and her brothers, Charles and Doris Hall, Jr.

Funeral services were held on Monday, March 18, 2013, at 1:30 p.m. at the United Methodist Church in Bloomington with Reverend Mary Ann Floerke officiating.  Burial was in Hermitage Cemetery, Mount Hope.  Family and friends called on Sunday, March 17, 2013, from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at the Martin Funeral Home & Cremation Services in Bloomington and on Monday from 12:30 p.m. until time of services at the church.


Shelby Freymiller

Shelby D. Freymiller, age 87, of Lancaster, died on Saturday, December 21, 2013, at Orchard Manor Nursing Home.  He was born on December 11, 1926, in Marion Township, the son of Christof F. and Marie (Kasper) Freymiller.  After his father passed away when he was seven, Shelby moved to his grandparent�s farm in Liberty Ridge Township and later moved to Lancaster.  He graduated from Lancaster High School in 1944.  In 1946, Shelby was drafted into the United States Air Corps, now known as the United States Air Force. He traveled to Japan during his year of service. He was employed with the United States Postal Service for over twenty-seven years.  Shelby was a longtime dedicated member of the Bethlehem E&R Church in Lancaster.  A lifelong baseball fanatic, he enjoyed watching the Chicago Cubs and visited most Major League ball parks around the country. Also an exceptionally gifted singer and guitar player (among several other instruments), Shelby brought joy to countless individuals by entertaining at numerous area nursing homes and care centers for many years, both with partners and alone. He also participated in league bowling and demonstrated a remarkable acuity for crossword puzzles. His kindness and generosity knew no bounds.

Survivors include his son, Lyn Freymiller; step-children:  Tim (Donna) Fruit; Jill (George) Marin; his dear friends, Virgil and Janet Berndt. �Grandpa Shelby� will be also be dearly missed by Elisha Marin, Suzie Marin, Amanda Fruit, and Andrea Fruit.

He was preceded in death by a son, Randy, and his siblings Norma Hufstedler, Keith, Eldeen Cunningham, and Gilbert.

Funeral services were held Friday, December 27, 2013, at 11:00 a.m. at the Bethlehem E&R Church with Pastor Mark Dieter officiating.  Burial with military honors was in the Prairie Cemetery, Fennimore.  Friends called from 9:00 a.m. until time of services on Friday at the church.  Schwartz Funeral Home & Cremation Services is assisting the family.


Earl F. Friederick

     Earl F. Friederick, age 73, of Tennyson, passed away peacefully Thursday, December 4, 2008, at home surrounded by his family after a courageous battle with cancer.

      He was born on January 27, 1935 the son of LeRoy and Mary (Bies) Friederick in La Motte Iowa. On September 20, 1955, Earl was united in marriage to Pat Leibfried at St. Andrew Catholic Church in Tennyson.    Earl graduated from Coyne Electrical Technical College in Chicago.   Earl served in the United States Army National Guard.  He started his own business, Tennyson Electric, and served the communities in the Grant County area for over 50 years. Earl worked hard and was dedicated to helping people through his electrical knowledge and skills.  He was a member of the St. Andrew Catholic Church. He served on the Tennyson Village Board and was the Potosi-Tennyson Waste Water Treatment Commissioner from many years.   Earl cherished his wife, Pat, his children and grandchildren. He especially looked forward to family gatherings with his brothers and sister and joined in with them whatever the activity. Earl was a regular "river rat": from paddling the canoe to driving the pontoon on the Mississippi. Besides being charitable, he was also very handy and could fix anything, which was evident in his hobby of restoring antique radios.  Earl served in the United States Army National Guard for six years

     Earl survived by his wife of 53 years, Pat Friederick, Tennyson; seven children and 13 grandchildren: Judy (David) Irish, Potosi and their children, Jeff (fiance', Danielle Bartels) Jill and Brandon; Matt (Rosalie) Friederick, Lancaster; Neil Friederick (fiance', Tricia Mergen), Lancaster and their son Alex; Russ (Arlene) Friederick, Potosi and their children, Grace and Nathan; Monica (Jon) Friederick-Reiten, Balsam Lake and their daughter, Tess; Annette Jepperson, Potosi and her children, Kayla, Connor, and Courtney; Kirk (Jennifer) Friederick, Dubuque, IA and their children, Maggie, Ethan, and Evan; four brothers, Joe (Mary) Friederick, Lancaster, Ken (June) Friederick, La Motte, IA, Leo (Janet) Friederick, Cassville and Carl (Carol) Friederick, Hazel Green; a sister, Esther (Clete) Kruser, Hazel Green; two sister-in-laws, Florence Friederick, Fennimore and Carol Friederick, Potosi; and many nieces and nephews.

     He was preceded in death by his parents, Roy and Mary Friederick; two brothers, Ralph and Donald, and a sister, Shirley; two nieces and two nephews, Roger, Mary Ann, and Sarah Friederick and Paul Reinecke.

     The visitation service was held from 1:30 until 6:30 p.m. on Sunday, December 7, 2008 at St. Andrew Catholic Church in Tennyson. Funeral services were held at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, December 8, 2008 at St. Andrew Catholic Church in Tennyson with Father Richard Leffler officiating. Burial was held in the church cemetery.

     In lieu of flowers and plants, memorials may be given to Hospice of Dubuque, and the Potosi Rescue Squad.

     The Friederick family would like to extend a thank you to Hospice of Dubuque and a special thanks to nurses, Mary Greil and Jennifer Friederick, and social worker Kathy Schroeder.  The family is being served by the Potosi Martin Funeral Home


Leo H. Friederick

Leo H. Friederick, age 71, of Cassville, died on Wednesday, December 31, 2014, at the William S. Middleton Memorial VA Hospital in Madison.  He was born on November 3, 1943, near La Motte, IA, the son of LeRoy and Mary (Bies) Friederick.  On April 16, 1966, Leo married Janet Kieler, of Kieler, WI. 

Leo was an exceptional mechanic and a progressive businessman.  Leo and Janet ran businesses in Dickeyville and Potosi for thirty-five years.  His timing and intuition in business were always amazing.  Leo served four years in the United Sates Air Force during Vietnam and earned an opportunity to represent the Air Force at the National Marksmanship Competition in Ohio.  Leo was a terrific competitor.  When challenged, he was difficult to defeat in cards, truck pulls, pool, checkers, shooting, and embellishing the truth.  Leo enjoyed fishing, nature, hunting, traveling to Florida, and the Mississippi River.  He was an excellent provider for his family.  Leo was always proud of his children and his face lit up when his grandchildren visited.  He was generous, had terrific wit and humor, and enjoyed having a beer with friends.  His warm smile and large, strong hand shake will be missed.  Leo was the President of the Lion�s Club in Dickeyville and was a member of the Cassville VFW Post No. 7080. 

Survivors include his caring wife of forty-nine years, Janet Friederick; three children:  Jill (Tim) Burger, New Hampshire; Lee (Amy) Friederick, Winneconne; and Sarah Friederick who passed away in 1981; four grandchildren:  Jacob, Emily, Quincy, and Evelyn; his siblings: Joseph Friederick, Lancaster; Esther (Cletus) Kruser, Hazel Green; Kenny (June) Friederick, La Motte, IA; Carl (Carol) Friederick, Hazel Green; sisters-in-law, Florence Friederick, Fennimore; Pat Friederick, Potosi; Carol Friederick, Potosi; other relatives and many friends.

In addition to his parents, Leo was preceded in death by his siblings, Ralph, Earl, Donny and Shirley Friederick; a sister-in-law, Mary Friederick; nephews: Roger and Dennis Friederick; and a niece, Mary Ann Friederick.

Funeral services and military honors were held on Monday, January 5, 2015, at 11:00 a.m. at St. Charles Catholic Church in Cassville with Father John Meinholz officiating.  Burial will be at a later date.  Family and friends called on Sunday, January 4, 2015, from 3:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at St. Charles Catholic Church in Cassville where a 2:45 p.m. scripture service was held.  Friends also called on Monday from 10:00 a.m. until time of services at the church.  In lieu of plants and flowers, memorial may be given to brain cancer research efforts.  Martin Funeral Home & Cremation Services in Cassville is serving the family.


Mary Friederick

Mary C. (Abing) Friederick, age 80, of Lancaster, went to God�s embrace July 1, 2014. She was born on June 27, 1934, near Potosi, Wisconsin, the daughter of Harry Abing and Lillian Hufnagel. She married Joseph Friederick on January 8, 1955 who survives her. Mary excelled as a gardener, book reader, cook, seamstress, and story teller.  Some of her many enjoyments included watching sunrises, entertaining for large groups, hearing children�s laughter, and enjoying good humor. Mary enjoyed being a member of the Grant County Master Gardeners, St. Clement School, Parish and choir, Lancaster Garden Club, Red Hatters, and numerous card clubs.  She served on the FmHA County Committee, 4-H Adult Leader Association and President of the Grant County Chapter of Wisconsin Women for Agriculture.  From 1960 until 2001, Mary was instrumental in the family farming operations.

The pride of her life were her five children, 13 grandchildren, and five great grandchildren, who also survived her. They include David (Lidia) of East Dundee, IL, Keith (Patty) of Lancaster, James (Sherry) of Huntington, WV, Bruce (Sharon) of Lancaster and Andrea (Stuart) Dodds of Chaska, MN. She will be missed dearly by her brothers and sisters, including Vincent (Marilyn) Abing of Platteville, Rosalyn Hartung of Madison, Harriet Snyder of McHenry, IL, Carl (Beth) Abing of Cassville, Karin (Steve) Peacock of Platteville, Al (Jan) Abing of Platteville, and Michael (Kim) Abing of Fennimore.  The loves of Mary�s life were her grandchildren and great grandchildren: Roshae (Matt), Jana, Danielle (Jeremy), Jamie, Stacy, Tom (Amanda), Dana, Ellen, Claire, Alec, Sam, Jaren, Colden, Morgan, Hunter, Allison, Jenna, and Brady.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her brother David, her sister Patricia, nephews Craig Abing, Roger Friederick, Paul Snyder, and Dennis Friederick; nieces Sarah and Mary Ann Friederick; brothers-in-law Ralph, Don, and Earl Friederick; Paul Hartung and Richard �Pete� Snyder.

A Mass of Christian Burial was held on Monday, July 7, 2014, at 10:30 am at ST. CLEMENT CATHOLIC CHURCH in Lancaster, WI, with Father John Sasse officiating. A private family burial was at the St. Clement Cemetery, Lancaster, following the fellowship luncheon being served in the church basement. Visitation was from 3:00 - 7:00 pm on Sunday, July 6, 2014, at the ST. CLEMENT CATHOLIC CHURCH. Friends also called from 9:30 - 10:30 am Monday at the church in Lancaster. Schwartz Funeral Home & Cremation Services in Lancaster is assisting the family. In lieu of flowers, a Mary Friederick Memorial Fund has been established.

Rosalie A. Friederick

     Rosalie A. Friederick, age 49, of Lancaster, died on Saturday, October 10, 2009, at the Finley Hospital, Dubuque.  She was born on December 17, 1959, in Dubuque, Iowa, the daughter of Edmund and Helen (Leibold) Droessler.  Rosalie graduated from Lancaster High School and attended Southwest Tech in Fennimore.  On May 12, 1984, she was united in marriage to Matthew Friederick at St. Clement Catholic Church in Lancaster.  After their marriage, Rosalie was employed with M & I Bank as a secretary for 29 years, until her retirement in 2009.

       Rosalie was an avid Cubs and Badgers fan and she loved to play games.  She enjoyed being on the river and pontooning.  Rosalie always had a great attitude and was the life of the party.  She especially loved all her family and friends.

       Survivors include her husband, Matthew Friederick, Lancaster; her sister, Beverly (Larry) Copus, Stilwell, KS; her brother, Mark (Julie) Droessler, Walford, IA; her mother-in-law, Pat Friederick, Potosi; six brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law:  Judy (Dave) Irish, Neil Friederick (Trisha Mergen) and Russ (Arlene) Friederick, all of Potosi; Monica (Jon) Reiten, Balsam Lake, WI, Annette Jepperson, Potosi and Kirk (Jen) Friederick, Dubuque, IA; many aunts and uncles, nieces and nephews.

       She was preceded in death by her parents and her father-in-law, Earl Friederick.

       Funeral services were held on Wednesday, October 14, 2009, at 11:00 a.m. at St. Clement Catholic Church in Lancaster with Father Ron Rank officiating.  Burial was in St. Clement Cemetery, Lancaster.  Friends called on Tuesday, October 13, 2009, from 4:00 until 8:00 p.m. where there will be a Prayer Service at 3:45 and from 10:00 a.m. until time of services all at St. Clement Catholic Church.  Schwartz Funeral Home in Lancaster served the family


Anna L. Fritz

Anna L. Fritz, age 85, of Potosi, died December 23, 2013, at Orchard Manor in Lancaster.  Anna was born on July 26, 1928, in Kieler, WI, the daughter of Henry and Agatha (Kieler) Averkamp.  Anna married Kenneth Fritz on October 11, 1950.

Anna is survived by her five children, Don (Marsha) Fritz of Lancaster, Ray (Tracy) Fritz of Potosi, Margaret (Dick) Welter of Hazel Green, Ron Fritz of Potosi, and Jim Fritz of Potosi; 12 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews, and other relatives & friends.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Kenneth in 1983; her parents; and her brother, Ralph Averkamp.

A Mass of Christian Burial was held at 11 a.m. on Friday, December 27, 2013, at St. Andrew Catholic Church in Tennyson, with Fr. Richard Leffler officiating.  Burial was in St. Thomas Cemetery in Potosi.  Friends called from 9 a.m. until the time of services.   Martin Funeral Home & Cremation Services in Potosi is assisting the family.


Alice Fruit

Alice E. Fruit, 94, passed away on November 8, 2013, at Crest View Nursing Home, New Lisbon, WI.  She was born on June 20, 1919, in Green Bay, WI, the daughter of Edward and Mattie (Preston) Fleck.  Alice was united in marriage to Gordon C. Fruit on November 13, 1941, in Waukesha.  He preceded her in death on August 29, 2009.  Together they farmed for many years in Waukesha, Blanchardville, Reedsburg, and Marshall, WI.

She is survived by five children:  Kay (Gary) Wilkins, Spring Hill, TN, Richard (Judi) Fruit, Necedah, Timothy (Penny) Fruit, Jefferson, Gary (Gloria) Fruit, Marshall, and Roger Fruit, Brookfield, MO; five grandchildren, Joshua (Theresa) Johnson, McFarland, Bryan (Irene) Fruit, Rock Springs, Sara Fruit, Reedsburg, Stephanie (Rich) Nachreiner, Madison, and Brandi (Mike) McNicol, Jefferson; eight great-grandchildren; a sister-in law, Ethelda Loose, Clarendon, IL; and nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband; her parents; a grandson, Todd Fruit; sisters, Marie Gierach and Louise Koch; and brothers and sister-in-law Russell Wirth, Clarence Gierach, Hans Koch, Howard Loose, and Lorraine and Arnold Gapinski.

A memorial service was held at 1p.m. on Sunday, November 17, 2013, at the East Koshkonong Lutheran Church, 454 E. Church Rd., Cambridge, WI.  Visitation began at 12 noon.  Burial was in Greenwood Cemetery in Platteville, WI, at a later date. Martin Schwartz Funeral Home in Platteville is assisting the family.


Esther L. Fruit

     Esther L. Fruit, age 96, of Lancaster, WI, passed to eternal rest on Wednesday, December 4, 2008, at the Lancaster Care Center, Lancaster, WI.  She was born June 6, 1912, in Potosi Township, the daughter of James and Louise (Reinke) Belscamper.  Esther was united in marriage to Harold Fruit on November 5, 1932, in Galena, IL.  Together they owned and operated the Fruit�s Garage in Lancaster beginning in 1949.  In addition, Esther was employed for sixteen years as a bookkeeper at the Lancaster Canning Factory and for eleven years at the Grant County Nurse�s Office in Lancaster.

       Esther was especially proud of her German heritage.  She loved gardening, quilting, ceramics, crafts, and playing euchre and bingo with her friends at the Lancaster Care Center.  But most of all she loved her family. 

     In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Harold in l981; a sister, Caroline Belscamper; a brother, Louis Belscamper; sisters in law, Grace Belscamper and Eleanor Kenny; a brother in law, Edgar Fruit; and her beloved pet schnauzer, Penny.

       Survivors include a son, Gerald (Bonnie) Fruit, of Lancaster, a daughter, Judy (Allen) Wilkins, Verona, WI, and a sister in law, Eulalia Boak of Blue River, WI.; five grandchildren:  Tim (Donna) Fruit, Madison, WI; Jill (George) Marin, Albert Lea, MN; Kelly (Earl) MacHenry, Scottsdale, AZ; Lee Wilkins (Josh Rhodes), New York, NY; and Dr. Jay (Torrey) Wilkins, Beaver Dam, WI.; seven great grandchildren; Elisha and Suzie Marin, Amanda and Andrea Fruit, and Harrison, Ashton, and Alexander Wilkins.

        Funeral services were held on Wednesday, December 10, 2008, at the Lancaster Care Center Chapel at 10:30 am with Pastor Mark Hoehne officiating.  Burial was in Hillside Cemetery.  Friends called on Tuesday, December 9, from 5-7 PM at the Schwartz Funeral Home and on Wednesday at the Lancaster Care Center Chapel from 9:30 until the time of services.


Gerald Fruit

Gerald L. "Jerry" Fruit, age 80, of Lancaster, passed away on Saturday, December 10, 2016, at Atrium Post Acute Care in Lancaster.  He was born on November 17, 1936, in Lancaster, the son of Harold and Esther (Belscamper) Fruit.  Jerry graduated from Lancaster High School in 1954.  He served his country in the United States Army Reserves for six years.  Jerry was employed with his father in Fruit's Garage until his father's death.  He continued to operate the garage until 1989.  Jerry also served as a part-time county sheriff's deputy and was later employed with the Wisconsin National Guard as a security guard.  On September 26, 1992, he was united in marriage to Bonnie (Knapp) Stanfley at the Little Brown Church in Nashua, IA.  Jerry retired in 1999 and the couple moved back to Lancaster.   He enjoyed fishing, gun collecting, gardening and NASCAR.  Jerry was a member of the Law Enforcement Association and the Lancaster Volunteer Fire Department.

Survivors include his wife, Bonnie Fruit, Lancaster; his children:  Tim (Donna) Fruit, Madison; Jill (George) Marin, Alert Lea, MN; step-children:  Vernon (Sandy) Stanfley, Stoughton; Steven Stanfley, Lancaster; four grandchildren:  Elisha and Suzie Marin and Amanda and Andrea Fruit; step-grandchildren:  Dustin, Ben, Brandi, and Deven Stanfley; his sister, Judy (Allen) Wilkins, Madison; other relatives and many friends.

Jerry was preceded in death by his parents.

Funeral services were held on Saturday, December 17, 2016, at 11:00 a.m. at Martin Schwartz Funeral Home & Crematory, 1234 S Madison, Lancaster, with Pastor Mark Hoehne officiating.  Burial was in Hillside Cemetery, Lancaster.  Family and friends called on Friday, December 16, 2016, from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at the funeral home and on Saturday from 10:00 a.m. until time of services.


Gordon Charles Fruit

     Gordon Charles Fruit, age 92, of New Lisbon, passed away on Saturday, August 29, 2009 at Hess Memorial Hospital in Mauston.

     He was born on April 13, 1917 in Waukesha, WI, the son of Clyde and Lucy (Chapman) Fruit.  Gordon was united in marriage to Alice E. Fleck on November 13, 1941.  Together they farmed for many years in Waukesha, Blanchardville, Reedsburg and Marshall, WI. 

      Gordon is survived by his wife, Alice, New Lisbon; five children:  Kay (Gary) Wilkins, Platteville, Richard (Judi) Fruit, Necedah, Timothy (Penny) Fruit, Jefferson, Gary (Gloria) Fruit, Marshall and Roger Fruit, Mt. Hope; five grandchildren:  Joshua (Theresa) Johnson, Columbus, Bryan (Irene) Fruit, Rock Springs, Sara Fruit, Reedsburg,  Stephanie (Rich) Nachreiner, Madison and Brandi (Mike McNicol) Fruit, Jefferson; four great-grandchildren; a sister, Ethelda Loose, East Troy; a brother-in-law, Arnold Gapinski, Dousman; and nieces and nephews.

      He was preceded in death by his parents; a grandson, Todd Fruit; a sister, Lorraine Gapinski; brothers and sisters-in-law, Howard Loose, Marie and Clarence Gierach and Louise and Hans Koch.

      A Memorial service was held at East Koshkonong Lutheran Church, 454 Church Rd., Cambridge, WI at 12:00 p.m. on Thursday, September 10, 2009.  Family will greet friends on Thursday from 11:00 a.m. until time of services at the church.  His cremains were buried in the Greenwood Cemetery in Platteville.  The Martin Schwartz Funeral Home in Platteville is assisting the family.


Alice M. Frye

     Alice Frye passed away Monday, February 15, 2010, at the Orchard Manor Nursing Home in Lancaster.  Alice Marquerite Grunenwald was born on March 8, 1915, in Livingston, WI, and graduated from Livingston High School. Her first job was as office girl at the Grant County Farm and Asylum, where she met her husband, Frederick Lickel. They married in 1942 and farmed south of Lancaster until his death in 1951. Alice married Earl Frye in 1960, who passed away later that year.  Alice worked for the federal Agricultural Stabilization and Conservation Service for 28 years. She was a member of Rebekah Lodge for 30 years, holding many offices including Grand Noble. She served on the Grant Regional Hospital Auxiliary and United Methodist Women�s Ruth Circle.  Alice was also a power walker in retirement and easily kept up with friends half her age. 

      In addition to her husbands, she is preceded in death by her brother, Harold Grunenwald and sister, Mildred Wepking.

      She is survived by her sister, Marian Griswold, sons: Frederick (Pam) Lickel, Jr. of Madison, and Stanley Lickel of Lancaster, daughter Lois (Bill) Sherwin of Albany, four granddaughters and two  great-grandchildren.

      Funeral services were held on Thursday, February 18, 2010, at 1:00 p.m. at Martin Funeral Home in Lancaster with Reverend Barbara Cook officiating.  Burial was in Hillside Cemetery, Lancaster.  Family and friends called on Thursday, February 18, 2010, from 12:00 noon until time of services.  A Rebekah service was held at 1:00 p.m. conducted by the Lancaster Rebekah Lodge No. 167.


Clara M. Fuerstenberg

Clara M. Fuerstenberg, age 95 passed away on Thursday, March 10, 2011 with her children at her side at St. Mary�s Care Center in Madison.  She was born September 13, 1915 in Potosi, the daughter of Charles and Mary (Gladding) Cogan.  Clara graduated from Visitation High School, Dubuque, IA in 1933.  She married Clarence O. Fuerstenberg on April 26, 1937 at St. Thomas Catholic Church in Potosi.

Clara was a member of St. Clement Catholic Church in Lancaster and Court of St. Rita No. 670 Catholic Daughters of America.  She enjoyed quilting with the parish ladies.  Mom loved God, Clarence, family and music.  While Dad was out fishing, Clara was off quilting, singing, playing the accordion, piano or organ.  When Clarence came home from his day of fishing, they went out dancing, together again forever.  We love you both and will miss you dearly.

She is survived by her son Robert (Susanna) Fuerstenberg, Madison and their children Gary (Kelli), Denis (Jenny) and Jill. Five daughters; Judy Fuerstenberg, McLean, VA; Mary Jane Link, Madison and her children Jim (Kathy Finucane) Link and Myda Honaker; Margaret (Ronald) Diehl, Sauk City and their children, Amy Progar, and Kevin; Faye (James) Morse, Mount Horeb and their sons Michael and Jonathan ; and Beth (Albert) Stenner, Madison and their son Kristofer. Her great-grandchildren Collin, Luke, John,  Kathryn, Matthew, Morgan, Daniel (Brandie), David and Joshua (Heather). Two great-great grandchildren, Mason and Sophia. Clara is further survived by her sister Bernadine Leibfried, Hazel Green, and her family, and sister-in-law Bertha Goebel, Dubuque, and many Fuerstenberg nieces and nephews.

She is preceded in death by her husband Clarence on November 20, 1998, and her brothers, Leo (Bernice) and Charlie Cogan, and infant granddaughter, Melissa Morse.

Funeral services were held on Monday, March 14, 2011 at 11:00 am at St. Clement Catholic Church in Lancaster, with Fr. William Seipp officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.  Friends called on Sunday, March 13, 2011 from 1:00pm until 4:00pm at Schwartz Funeral Home in Lancaster, where a 12:45pm parish rosary was held.  Friends also called on Monday from 10:00 am until time of services at the funeral home.

The love and care given to our parents are more than words can say.  Our family wishes to thank the many individuals who assisted Clarence and Clara over the years.  We appreciate the help of Bonnie Pluemer, Morningside Assisted Living in Lancaster, the Walnut Grove in Middleton and St. Mary�s Care Center in Madison.  Thanks also to Msgr. Thomas Baxter. 

In lieu of plants and flowers, a Clara M. Fuerstenberg memorial fund has been established.


Evelyn Fuerstenberg

Evelyn Mae Fuerstenberg, age 85, of Lancaster, passed away on Monday, February 16, 2015, at Grant Regional Health Center in Lancaster.   She was born on August 21, 1929, in Wauwatosa, the daughter of Ernest J. and Jeanette M. (Ellis) Brindley.  On December 28, 1948, Evelyn was united in marriage to Lawrence Fuerstenberg in Fennimore.  After their marriage, Evelyn raised their family.  She enjoyed knitting, baking, and square dancing.  She dearly loved babysitting her grandchildren and great-grandchildren and spending time with her family. Evelyn was a member of St. Clement Catholic Church and the Catholic Daughters. 

Survivors include her children:  Mary Lou (Dick) Zielinski; Michael (Aidee) Fuerstenberg; Betty (Keith) Edge; Larry (Phyllis) Fuerstenberg; eight grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; two step-grandchildren; four step great-grandchildren; her siblings: Darrell (Mary Ann) Brindley; Donald (Shirley) Brindley; Ernie (Charlotte) Brindley; Karen (Dick) Rothwell; other relatives and many friends.

In addition to her parents, Evelyn was preceded in death by a son, David; her husband, Lawrence; and brothers, Robert and William (Pat) Brindley.

A Mass of Christian Burial was held on Thursday, February 19, 2015, at 11:30 a.m. at St. Clement Catholic Church in Lancaster with Reverend John Sasse officiating.  Burial was in St. Mary's Cemetery, Fennimore.  Family and friends called on Thursday from 10:30 a.m. until time of services at the church, where a 10:15 a.m. rosary was held.  Schwartz Funeral Home & Cremation Services in Lancaster is assisting the family.


Anita Funk

Anita E. Funk, age 95, of Lancaster, passed away on Friday, November 11, 2016, at Atrium Post Acute Care in Lancaster.  She was born on October 13, 1921, in Tipler, the daughter of Otto and Jennie (Anderson) Daumitz.  Anita taught both in the public and parochial systems and became the first lay teacher at St. Clement School where she taught for thirteen years.  Anita married Harold Funk and together they farmed for seven years.  She also served as a bookkeeper for the family business, Funk Transport.  Anita was a lifelong member of St. Clement Catholic Church and the Council of Catholic Women.  She loved to travel and solve puzzles and served as a volunteer at the Lancaster Meal Site. 

Survivors include one son, James (Ellen) Funk, Lancaster; two daughters, Carol (Joe) Chulew, Fitchburg; Cheryl Funk, Plymouth, MN; five grandchildren: Michele Krupa, Christopher, Paul, Daniel and Jennifer Carl; twelve great-grandchildren and four great-great grandchildren; a brother, Redman Daumitz, Rockford, IL.

In addition to her parents, Anita was preceded in death by her husband, Harold; two brothers: Chester and Richard Daumitz; one sister, Norma.

A Mass of Christian Burial was held on Thursday, November 17, 2016, at 11:30 a.m. at St. Clement Catholic Church in Lancaster with Reverend John Sasse officiating.  Burial was in St. Clement Cemetery, Lancaster.  Family and friends called on Thursday from 9:30 a.m. until time of services at the church.  Martin Schwartz Funeral Home & Crematory in Lancaster is serving the family.


Donald Funk

Donald Edward Funk, age 98, of Lancaster, WI passed away peacefully on Tuesday September 6, 2016, at his sonís home in Appleton, WI.

He was born on December 26, 1917, the first son born to Edward and Amelia (Kilburg) Funk.  Donald graduated from Lancaster High School in 1936.  He married Hazel I. Moore on September 17, 1940, in Lancaster.  Donald proudly enlisted to serve his country during WW II from July of 1944, joining the 330th Infantry 83rd Division, until 1946.  He earned both the Bronze Star and Purple Heart Medals for his heroic service in the Battle of the Bulge in Bastogne and crossing of the Rhine River.  Upon his return from the war, Donald worked with his father, Edward and his brother, Milton at Funkís Motors. He was elected fire chief of the Lancaster Volunteer Fire Department in March of 1962, stepping down in 1965. Donald later was employed as the head bookkeeper for fifteen years and a bus driver for twenty years for the Lancaster Community School District, retiring in 1982.  For many years, he and Hazel enjoyed golfing and wintering in Florida.  Donald and Hazel enjoyed their membership at the Lancaster Country Club for many years, where he won numerous club championships.  His loving wife, Hazel passed away in 1990.  On August 22, 1992, Donald was united into marriage to Ivanelle W. Ruetten.  He was a member of the William Pollock VFW Post #2344, Richard Burns American Legion Post #109, and the Christ Lutheran Church in Lancaster. 

Donald is survived by his loving family: daughters, Judy (Jerry) Wehrle and Carole (Dennis) Peterson and son Dave (Ann) Funk.  Grandchildren: Crystal (Mark) Weber, Misty (Shane) Crowley, Elizabeth and Christopher Funk.  Donald was blessed with 4 great-grandchildren: Joshua and Sydney Weber and Taron and Trasen Crowley. Donald is also survived by a sister-in-law, Nola Funk, and many members of the Schaefer Family.

Donald was preceded in death by his wife Hazel in 1990 and his wife Ivanelle in 2014, a sister Genevieve (Cyril) Schaefer and brother Milton Funk.

Funeral services were held on Saturday, September 10, 2016, at 11:00 a.m. at Christ Lutheran Church in Lancaster with Reverend David Froemming officiating.  Burial with military honors accorded by Richard Burns American Legion Post No. 109, William Pollock VFW Post No. 2344, and DAV No. 40 was at Hillside Cemetery, Lancaster.  Family and friends called on Friday, September 9, 2016, from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at Christ Lutheran Church and on Saturday from 10:00 a.m. until time of services at the church.  Schwartz Funeral Home & Cremation Services in Lancaster is assisting the family.  A Donald E. Funk Memorial Fund has been established.


Harold J. Funk

    Harold J. Funk, age 84, of Lancaster, died Saturday, December 20, 2008 at Grant Regional Health Center in Lancaster.  He was born on February 26, 1924, in Potosi, the son of Michael and Elizabeth (Krepfle) Funk.    He served his country in the United States Navy during World War II and was a lifelong member of the William Pollock VFW Post No. 2344 of Lancaster.  Harold married Anita Daumitz and together they farmed for seven years.  He later purchased Rollo Knapp�s trucking company and operated his own business for thirty-five years.  Harold served as a member of the Lancaster City Council and the Lancaster Housing Authority for many years. Harold was a lifelong member of St. Clement Catholic Church and the Catholic Knights. He delivered meals to the sick and the elderly.  Harold was an avid euchre player and a great football fan.

       Survivors include his wife, Anita Funk, Lancaster; one son, James (Ellen) Funk, Lancaster; two daughters, Carol (Joe) Chulew, Springfield, VA; Cheryl Funk, Plymouth, MN; five grandchildren: Michele Krupa, Christopher, Paul, Daniel and Jennifer Carl; and eleven great-grandchildren.

       In addition to his parents, Harold was preceded in death by his sister, Marie Lenz.

       Funeral services were held at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, December 24, 2008 at St. Clement Catholic Church in Lancaster with Father William Seipp officiating.  Burial with military honors were held in St. Clement Cemetery, South Lancaster Township.  Visitation was held from 9:00 a.m. until time of services Wednesday at the church.  Schwartz Funeral Home in Lancaster served the family. 


Ivanelle Funk

Ivanelle Winifred Funk, 89, of Lancaster, WI, passed away peacefully Saturday, May 31, 2014. 

She was born June 28, 1924 in Stitzer, WI to Arthur and Winifred (Cook) Stich.

Ivanelle grew up in the Stitzer area where she attended Rock School, and Livingston High School, class of 1941.  After high school Ivanelle attended college at the University of WI, Platteville, where she received a degree in teaching.  Her first teaching assignment was at the Annaton School, near the family homestead.

On June 6, 1946 she married Peter George Ruetten of Richland Center, WI.  They were married 44 years until Peter�s death February 15, 1991.

Ivanelle was fortunate to find continued happiness and married Donald Edward Funk of Lancaster, WI on August 22, 1992.  They resided in Lancaster.

Ivanelle spent many years as a homemaker and loving mother.  In 1962 she began working for the Lancaster Memorial Hospital, where she retired as the Laundry Supervisor in 1987.  She continued her service to the hospital as Director of Volunteer Services for several years. Throughout her life, she enjoyed most helping others.

She is survived by her husband, Donald Funk; one son, Dennis (Karrie) Ruetten; three children welcomed by her marriage to Donald--David (Anne) Funk, Carol (Dennis) Peterson, Judith (Gerald) Wehrle; and many loving grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces, and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, Peter Ruetten; her daughter, Maureen West; her parents, Arthur and Winifred; and 10 brothers and sisters, Veryl Stich, Fredrick Stich, Lowell Stich, Vernon Stich, Eldon Stich, Kenneth Stich, Glenn Stich, Lela (Stich) Becker, Velma (Stich) Lund, and Eleanor (Stich) Frank.

Ivanelle�s family would like to express a special �thank-you� to the Franklin Grove Living and Rehabilitation Center in Franklin Grove, IL for taking such great care of her during her stay. 

Funeral Services were held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, June 5, 2014, at Schwartz Funeral Home, 142 W. Oak St., Lancaster, with Rev. Mark Dieter officiating. Friends called from 9:30 a.m. until the time of services.  Burial was in the Rock Church Cemetery in Livingston, WI.


Mandel A. Funk

Mandel A. Funk, age 86, of Lancaster, passed away on Friday, February 14, 2014, at Orchard Manor Nursing Home in Lancaster. He was born on October 16, 1927, the son of William and Phyllis (Hinson) Funk. On February 25, 1950, Mandel was united in marriage to Mildred M. Schuster at the First English Lutheran Church in Platteville. In 1954, Mandel entered into a partnership with Art Busher owning the Economy Body Shop in Lancaster.  Mandel and Mildred started farming in 1957, after buying their first farm in Liberty Township. He later bought Art out and continued to run the body shop and farm for over 60 years. His son, Jeff, will continue on with the farms. Mandel was a member of the Christ Lutheran Church.

Survivors include his three children: Jeff (Sue) Funk; Cheryl (Tom Powers) Younger; Kim (Mike) Baliff; six grandchildren: Carrie (Casey) Kerstiens; Casey (Kenneth) Byl; Jessica (Eric) Pepperworth; Amanda (David) Edgar; Joseph (fianc� Alicia Johll) Baliff; Nathan (Kelsey Spensley) Baliff; great-grandchildren: Oakley Kerstiens; Kenlinn and Kasen Byl; Blaise Edgar; a brother, Robert Funk; his sisters: Betty (Monroe) Snyder; Sharon (Jack) Gruender; Karen (Larry) Kane; many nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, Mandel was preceded in death by his wife, Mildred; a son-in-law, Jim Younger; a sister, Mary (Matt) Frye; a brother, Stanley (Rae Ann) Funk; a sister-in-law, Rose Funk.

Funeral services were held on Wednesday, February 19, 2014, at 10:30 a.m. at Christ Lutheran Church in Lancaster with Pastor David Froemming officiating. Burial was in Hillside Cemetery, Lancaster. Family and friends called on Tuesday, February 18, 2014, from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at the Christ Lutheran Church in Lancaster and on Wednesday from 9:30 a.m. until time of services at the church. A lunch will be served at the church following the services.  Martin Funeral Home in Lancaster is assisting the family.


Clarence J. Fure

Clarence J. Fure, age 80, of Cassville, passed away peacefully on Thursday, July 17, 2014, at UPH Finley Hospital in Dubuque, IA.  He was born on January 6, 1934, in Platteville, the son of William and Mary (Linden) Fure.  Clarence grew up on the family farm near Platteville.  He served in the United States Army and was united in marriage on July 31, 1954, to Ida Mae Reuter.  Clarence retired from John Deere after thirty plus years.  He enjoyed hunting, fishing, playing cards with the guys and spending time with his family.  Clarence was an avid Green Bay Packer fan and loved his Milwaukee�s Best.  He was a member of St. Charles Catholic Church and the American Legion Post No. 352 of Cassville. 

Survivors include his loving wife, Ida Mae Fure, Cassville; their children:  Victoria (Gary) Yunk; Michael (Marcia) Fure; David (Lori) Fure; William Fure, all of Cassville; Lisa (Michael) Rauch, Evansville; Robin (Luke) Demes; Richard �Ernie� (Chrystal) Fure; Michele (Brian) Bierman, all of Cassville; twenty-one grandchildren; seventeen great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild on the way; his siblings: Florence Hoadley, Francis �Kenny� (Joan) Fure, and Paul (Donna) Fure all of Platteville; other relatives and many friends.

In addition to his parents, Clarence was preceded in death by a son, Ronald Lee Fure; a sister, Mary Reuter; and his brothers-in-law, Norbert Reuter and Gordon Hoadley.

A Mass of Christian Burial was held on Monday, July 21, 2014, at 10:30 a.m. at St. Charles Catholic Church in Cassville with Father John Meinholz officiating.  Burial with military honors was held in St. Charles Cemetery, Cassville.  Family and friends called on Sunday, July 20, 2014, from 3:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at Martin Funeral Home & Cremation Services in Cassville where a 2:45 p.m. scripture service will be held.  Friends also called on Monday from 9:30 a.m. until 10:30 a.m. at the funeral home.


 

 

 

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[../Library/components/scroll-to-top/scroll-to-top.htm]

[../Library/components/contact-panel/contact-panel.htm]