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Dewey M. Valdovinos
Dewey Max Valdovinos, age 89 of Bagley, passed away on Sunday, November 18, 2012 at the Lancaster Care Center. He was born near Bloomington, WI, on March 12, 1923, the son of Hilario and Fairy (Bohringer) Valdovinos. He was the second of nine children.
He married Norma Jones on July 7, 1951, at Epworth, IA. Dewey was a veteran of World War II and had been stationed in the South Pacific during the war. He operated the Bagley Sawmill for many years and later in life shared his talent for woodworking by making bluebird houses. Dewey was well known in the Bagley/Bloomington area and his kind gentle spirit will be missed by all who knew him.
Survivors include his wife Norma, Bagley; two daughters, Kathy (Dick) Atkins and Marjie (Tom) Bennett, all of Bagley; two sons, Douglas of Nevada and Daryl (Tina Butler) of Soldiers Grove; three grandchildren: Jesse (Jaye Maxfield) Bennett, Christopher Kivi, and Tanya Valdovinos; four great-grandchildren: Autumn and Leah, Michaela and Tatiana; three sisters: Louise (Bernard) Riggs, Jackson, MI; Mary (Pete) Maiker, Huntsville, AL; and Nancy (Ron) VanNatta, Kalispell, MT; two brothers: Jack (Gail) Valdovinos, City Island, NY, and Dennis (Alietta) Valdovinos, Delta, CO. He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Carmen and Quentin and a sister, Birdie Hampton.
Private family memorial services will be held at a later date. Friends called on Tuesday, November 20, 2012 from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at the Martin Funeral Home in Bloomington. In lieu of plants and flowers, a Dewey M. Valdovinos memorial fund has been established.
Charles E. Vance
Charles E. Vance,
age 55, of
Survivors include his wife, Robin, Lancaster; his children: Ronnie Vance, California; Kari Vance, Kalamazoo, MI; Grant Vance, Lancaster; granddaughter, Hailey Vance, California; brothers and sisters: Gary (Patsy) Vance, Viola; Linda (Robert) Poyner, Santee, CA; Cheryle (Joe) Hesseling, Madison; Valerie (Gary) Hall, Logan, OH; James F. Vance (friend Laurie), Wausau; Jeffrey Vance, Janesville; and Brenda (Rick) Pavlovich, Winnebago, IL; step-father, Lavern Hill, Platteville; and many nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, Chuck was preceded in death by a nephew, Brandon Vance.
Funeral services were held on
Gertrude E. Vander Drink
Gertrude E. Vander Drink, age 99, of Potosi, passed away on Wednesday, June 25, 2014, at Orchard Manor Nursing Home, rural Lancaster. She was born on February 9, 1915, in Rockton, IL, the daughter of Roy and Florence (Miller) Dingman. Gertrude graduated from Rockton High School. She was united in marriage to Harry Vander Drink. After their marriage, the couple raised ten children. Gertrude was employed at Burgess Battery for a period of time. She enjoyed stamp collecting, gardening, fishing with her husband, playing cards and singing.
Survivors include her four daughters: Shirley (John) Ewing; Roselan Trickel; Carol Hunter; Nancy (Robert, Sr.) Klinger; fifteen grandchildren; twenty-nine great-grandchildren; twenty-great-great grandchildren.
In addition to her parents, Gertrude was preceded in death by her husband, three sons: Harry, Walter, and Dale; three daughters: Harriett, Myra, and Phyllis; two sons-in-law: Robert Allen Trickel and Dewey Hunter, II; five grandsons; two granddaughters; one brother and one sister.
Funeral services were held on Sunday, June 29, 2014, at 2:00 p. m. at Martin Funeral Home & Cremation Services in Potosi with Father Richard Leffler officiating. Burial was in St. Thomas Cemetery, Potosi. Family and friends called Sunday from 1:00 p.m. until time of services at the funeral home.
Lorraine M. VanNatta of Potosi, age 84, passed away peacefully into the presence of her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ at Orchard Manor in Lancaster, Wisconsin on October 22nd, 2016. She is survived by her husband Robert E. VanNatta, Potosi, her sister June Ruchti of Stockdale, Texas, four children, Eugene VanNatta of Lancaster, Luann Cauthorn (Jonathan Cauthorn) of Brooklyn, Wisconsin, Susan McClure (James McClure) of Farmer City, Illinois, and Alan VanNatta of Potosi. She has seven grandchildren, Nathan Clancy (Kathleen), Joshua Clancy, Daniel Clancy, Christopher Cauthorn, Jeremiah Cauthorn (Kelly), Nicole Fuhrmeister (Todd) and Carrie Cauthorn. She also has five great grandchildren, Eleanor and Abigail Clancy, Henry and Wyatt Cauthorn (twins) and Nathaniel Fuhrmeister, along with two more great grandchildren soon on the way. She was preceded in death by her brother Merle Pettit and her parents, Fred and Carrie Pettit, all of Lancaster.
She was born on July 2, 1932 in the Lancaster area. She grew up attending a number different country schools and graduated from the Lancaster High School in 1950. After graduation she worked at the Burgess Battery factory in Platteville. In September of 1951 she met Robert VanNatta and they were later married on April 5th, 1953. They first lived in the Potosi area on the family farm and started their family before moving to Lancaster. In 1961 they moved back to the family farm near Potosi to live and farm as their family grew. Lorraine loved flower gardening and her pets, especially her Black Lab Buddy whom she found comfort in these past few years. She enjoyed raising ducks, geese, chickens and even some sheep over the years. She loved the Lord and attended the First Baptist Church in Lancaster from childhood and later became a member there. She served the Lord humbly, helping out wherever needed. She spent time reading her Bible each night and raising her children to know and love the Lord. Lorraine and Robert were married 63 years. She will be dearly missed by all her family and friends, but her memory will be held close to our hearts.
Funeral services were held at 11:00 a.m. at Calvary Community Church, 9175 Old Potosi Rd, Lancaster, Wisconsin on Saturday, October 29th. Visitation was at the church from 9 am to 11 am followed by a short memorial service and then a meal. Interment will be at Boice Prairie Cemetery with the family at a later date.
Roger E. VanNatta, age 80, of Stitzer, passed away on Sunday, May 18, 2014, at Grant Regional Health Center in Lancaster. He was born on August 27, 1933, in Lancaster, the son of Earl and Irene (Jeidy) VanNatta. Roger graduated from Lancaster High School in 1951. He served his country in Korea as a medic from December 11, 1956, until his honorable discharge on October 31, 1958. Roger was a self-employed dairy farmer in rural Lancaster until he retired in 1997 to rural Stitzer. On April 23, 1988, Roger was united in marriage to Lillian Freese. He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Lancaster. Roger was an avid fisherman and hunter, loved his beagles, woodworking, planting sweet corn, singing, bird watching, playing Euchre and visiting with his family and friends.
Survivors include his loving wife, Lillian; two sisters: Karen (Steven) Keune; Ruth Wepking; one brother, Bruce VanNatta; five step-children: Daniel Freese; Debra (Todd Werner) Jakel; Doris (Gary) Kruse; Donna (David) Miller; David (fianc� Lisa) Freese; twelve grandchildren; seven nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, Roger was preceded in death by a brother-in-law, Stan Wepking.
Memorial services with military honors were held on Saturday, May 24, 2014, at 11:00 a.m. at the First Presbyterian Church in Lancaster with Pastor Mark Hoehne officiating. Family and friends called on Saturday from 9:00 a.m. until time of services at the church. Schwartz Funeral Home & Cremation Services in Lancaster is assisting the family.
Sally J. VanNatta, age 78, passed away on Tuesday, June 9, 2015, at the UW Hospital in Madison. She was born on February 12, 1937, in Lancaster, the daughter of Victor and Anna (Wilson) VanNatta. Sally grew up on the family farm near Bloomington. She attended Milner School and graduated from Bloomington High School in 1955. She was a loyal follower of the Bloomington basketball team. Sally always enjoyed the outdoors going fishing and hunting and she loved to watch the birds that came to her feeders. She worked at different jobs throughout her life, including Hillcrest in Dubuque, IA, F&M Bank and Croft's Grocery Store in Lancaster, to name a few. Sally took over running the family farm after her father passed away and lived there until her death. She loved her Herford cattle always calling the calves her babies. Sally also enjoyed her phone conversations with her good friend Rosanne Horkheimer, which they did every night since high school. Sally had a very strong faith in God and is now at peace in Heaven with Him.
Sally is survived by her nephews and nieces: James (Pam) Moore; Robert (Cindy) Moore; Nancy Moore; Vicki (Jim) Jensen; Joseph Murray and Janet (Darin) Paku.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her sisters, Betty J. (Gereld Moore) Schauff, Arlene Murray, a nephew, Don Moore and two brothers-in-law, Tim Murray and Lyle Schauff.
Funeral services were on Saturday, June 13, 2015, at 11:00 a.m. at Schwartz Funeral Home & Cremation Services in Lancaster with Pastor Mark Hoehne officiating. Burial was in Hillside Cemetery, Lancaster. Family and friends called on Saturday from 9:00 a.m. until time of services at the funeral home. In lieu of plants and flowers, a Sally J. VanNatta Memorial Fund has been established.
Florene J. Veech
Florene J. Jackson Beyer Veech,
age 91, of
During her life she was a member of the
Order of Easter Star No. 512, where she served as Worthy Matron, and
past president of the American Legion Auxiliary. After moving to
She is survived by four children, Sandra
Lee Beyer (James) Horner, Noblesville, IN, Susan Lynn Hughes,
Arlington, TX, Wm Lyman Veech II, Wisconsin Dells, and Richard (Kim)
Veech, Lancaster; eight grandchildren, James (Glenda) Horner II,
Suzanne (Mark) Myers, Michael Sean Horner, Nancy Florene & Mary
Patterson Hughes, Megan Marie, Brian Thomas & Trevor William Veech;
six great grandchildren, Matthew David & Luke James Myers, Megan
Elisabeth & Ryan James Horner, Hannah Clementine Cain, and Flora
Holland Hughes; and a sister,
Funeral Services were held at on
In lieu of plants and flowers, a Florene J. Veech memorial fund has been established.
William L. Veech
Veech, age 88, died Saturday, May 2nd, at the
Lyman graduated from
He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Florene, Lancaster: four children, Susan Lynn Hughes, Arlington, TX, Wm Lyman Veech II, WI Dells, Richard (Kim) Veech, Lancaster and Sandra Lee (James) Horner, Noblesville, IN; eight grandchildren, Nancy Florene & Mary Patterson Hughes, Megan Marie, Brian Thomas & Trevor William Veech, and James (Glenda) Horner II, Suzanne (Mark) Myers & Michael Sean Horner; five great grandchildren, Hannah Clementine Cain, Matthew David & Luke James Myers, Megan Elisabeth & Ryan James Horner.
Lyman is a Past Master
of the Masonic Lodge #512 and Past Worthy Patron of Order of the
Eastern Star, Chapter # 512 in Little York, Indiana. Lyman was also
a member of the
Funeral services were
wishes to express their sincere thanks to the
Don M. Verger
Don M. Verger, age 84, professor emeritus, University of Wisconsin Platteville, died on Friday, February 11, 2011, at his home in Platteville. He was born on October 17, 1926, in Rock Island , IL , the son of John and Blanche (Sousna) Verger. He was married to Wilma Spacek on June 11, 1959. Don was a member of the UW-Platteville Psychology Department for twenty-nine years and served as chairman for ten years. A 1952 graduate of the University of Illinois , he received his doctorate at the University of Oregon in 1965. In 1971, he completed his postdoctoral fellowship in clinical psychology at the University of North Carolina Medical School, Chapel Hill . He was a member of the Wisconsin Psychological Association and a past member of the American Psychological Association. A veteran of World War II, Don served over seas with the 97th Calvary .
Survivors include his wife, Wilma Verger, Platteville; a daughter, Dr. Lynn (Scott Baumann) Verger, Platteville; and a grandson, Andrew Verger, Platteville.
In addition to his parents, Don was preceded in death by his sister, Rosa Ziffrin.
Funeral services were held on Sunday, February 13, 2011, at 3:30 p.m. at Martin Schwartz Funeral Home in Platteville with Rabbi Jennifer Flatte officiating. Burial was in Greenwood Cemetery , Platteville. There was no visitation. In lieu of plants and flowers, the family suggests memorials be offered to the Abraham Low Self-Help Systems, formerly Recovery Inc., Platteville Chapter.
L. Dale Vertein
L. Dale Vertein,
age 94, of Pewaukee, formerly of Platteville, died on Friday, May
18, 2012, at
include his children: Sybil (Dan) Vertein-Hebgen,
to his parents, Dale was preceded in death by his wife, LaMeda; a
sister, Virginia; an infant sister, Crystal; and two infant
services were held on Thursday, May 24, 2012 at 1:00 p.m. at Martin
Schwartz Funeral Home in Platteville. Burial was in
would like to express their thanks to the staff at
LaMeda M. Vertein
Survivors include her loving husband, Dale
Vertein, Pewaukee; her children: Sybil (Dan) Vertein-Hebgen,
In addition to her parents, LaMeda was preceded in death by three sisters and one brother.
Funeral services will be held on
Adolph Vesperman, Jr.
Adolph Vesperman, Jr., age 84, of
Adolph is survived by his wife, Irene, Lancaster; three children: Mick (Diane) Vesperman, Lancaster, Randy (Mary) Vesperman, Mazomanie and Amy (Dennis) Davis, Blue River; seven grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; two sisters-in-law, Florence Heberlein and Norma Vesperman, both of Lancaster; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents; three brothers, Kenneth, Harold �Bud� and Ralph; four sisters, Marie Sandleback, Leona McFall, Kathryn Lind and Ruth Ripp.
Funeral services were held at 1:30 p.m. on
Sunday, April 19, 2009, at the Schwartz Funeral Home in
We will remember Adolph�s generous character and his never ending supply of chewing gum.
Alta M. Vesperman, age 99, of Lancaster, passed away surrounded by her family on Wednesday, November 12, 2014, at Orchard Manor Nursing Home, Lancaster. She was born on October 8, 1915, in Ellenboro Township, the daughter of Carl and Naomi (Atkinson) Senftlaben. Alta married Doris R. Vesperman on June 29, 1938. Together they operated the Texaco station in Platteville. Doris and Alta later moved to the Vesperman family farm in Ellenboro Township. She took pride in her large vegetable and flower gardens and enjoyed sharing the produce with family and friends. Alta was a lifetime member of the First Presbyterian Church in Lancaster, where her parents, Carl and Naomi, served as Deacons to the parish. She dearly loved spending time with family and keeping up with their activities.
Survivors include one son, David (Linda) Vesperman; a daughter-in-law, Jewel (Don) Hedges; seven grandchildren: Jannan (Jerry) Steffes, John (fianc� Jennifer Morey), Jeremy (Mindy Raetz), Joseph (Denise), Daniel (Sheri), Michael (Nikki), Brenda (Kyle Rafac) Vesperman; eight great-grandchildren; three great-great grandchildren; and a niece, Susan (Leslie) Pierce.
Alta was preceded in death by her loving husband, Doris, of sixty-three years, a son, James, a great-granddaughter, JoAnna Vesperman, and a sister, Ruth (Carson) Baker.
Funeral services were held on Saturday, November 15, 2014, at Schwartz Funeral Home & Cremation Services in Lancaster at 11:00 a.m., with Reverend Mary Ann Floerke officiating. Burial was in Hillside Cemetery, Lancaster. Family and friends called on Saturday from 9:00 a.m. until time of services at the funeral home. In lieu of plants and flowers, an Alta M. Vesperman Memorial Fund has been established.
Dorothy M. Vesperman
Dorothy M. Starr Vesperman, age 91, of Lancaster, ended her life journey on Saturday, August 9, 2013, at the Lancaster Care Center, Lancaster. She was born in Lancaster on May 22, 1922, to Louis and Martha (Laabs) Starr. Dorothy graduated from Lancaster High School in 1939 and joined the WAAC service on August 1943. During her 26 months she served in Australia, New Guinea and the Philippines. She married Louie Vesperman on February 2, 1946, in the Presbyterian Church wearing their Military uniforms. After the discharge in 1945 she worked for the Veterans Services and then moved to Farm Bureau until the birth of Tim. After two years of being a mother, she returned to work at the Farmers Telephone Company where she retired after 23 years of service. She lost her golfing and dancing partner on April 9, 2002, after 56 years of marriage. Dot, as she was often called, loved dancing, golfing, knitting, painting, playing cards and coffee breaks with her friends. She was most certainly the best Mom possible. We already miss the special you!
She is survived by her son, Tim Vesperman, Chicago, IL.
In addition to her parents and her husband, she was preceded in death by her brother, Stanley Starr.
Funeral services were held on Wednesday, August 14, 2013, at 11:00 a.m. at the First Presbyterian Church in Lancaster with Pastor Mark Hoehne officiating. Private family burial was at a later date. Family and friends called on Wednesday from 10:00 a.m. until time of services at the church. In lieu of plants and flowers, a Dorothy M. Vesperman memorial fund has been established. Martin Funeral Home & Cremation Services in Lancaster is serving the family.
Jack R. Vesperman, age 85, of Lancaster, passed away on Thursday, August 28, 2014, at Mercy Medical Center, Dubuque, IA. He was born on April 7, 1929, in South Lancaster Township, the son of Alvin and Ada (Hoehn) Vesperman. On January 14, 1950, Jack was united in marriage to Joan A. Austin in Indianapolis, IN. After their marriage, the couple farmed the Vesperman family farm in South Lancaster Township. Jack also drove school bus for thirty-six years, retiring in 2003. He was a lifelong member of the First Presbyterian Church in Lancaster. Jack also served as a Superintendent for the Grant County Fair. He loved spending time with his family and attending their activities.
Survivors include his wife, Joan; their daughters: Jill (Chuck) Addison; Judy (Gary) Drinkwater; Jan (Ron) Stubbe; Jean (Randy) Wanezek; Jackie (Dan) Reuter; Jonna (Faron Yanna) Vesperman; Jane (Alex Gisoldi) Vesperman; twenty grandchildren; twenty-five great-grandchildren; other relatives and many friends.
Jack was preceded in death by his parents.
Funeral services were held on Monday, September 1, 2014, at 10:30 a.m. at the First Presbyterian Church in Lancaster with Pastor Mark Hoehne officiating. Burial was in Hillside Cemetery, Lancaster. Family and friends called on Sunday, August 31, 2014, from 1:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. at Schwartz Funeral Home & Cremation Services in Lancaster and on Monday from 9:30 a.m. until time of services at the funeral home. In lieu of plants and flowers, a Jack R. Vesperman Memorial Fund has been established.
Norma B. Vesperman
Norma B. Vesperman, age 100, of Lancaster, died on Monday, September 13, 2010, at Orchard Manor Nursing Home, rural Lancaster. She was born on January 12, 1910, in South Lancaster Township, the daughter of Edward and Anna (Richardson) Vesperman. After graduating from the University of Wisconsin at Madison, Norma completed her dietetic internship at the Presbyterian Hospital in Chicago. She was later employed as a dietitian for the Veteran�s Administration until her retirement on January 1, 1951. Norma was united in marriage to Harold �Bud� Vesperman on October 10, 1950, in Denver, Colorado. He preceded her in death on March 9, 2002. She was a member of the Lancaster Congregational Church.
Norma was preceded in death by her parents and her husband.
Norma requested no visitation. A graveside service was held at 2:00 p.m. on Monday, September 20, 2010 at Hillside Cemetery, Lancaster with Pastor Teri A. Hanson officiating. Martin Funeral Home in Lancaster assisted the family.
Bernice M. Vogt
Bernice M. Vogt, age 82, of Cassville, died Friday, May 27, 2011, at Mercy Medical Center in Dubuque, IA. Bernice was born on May 14, 1929 in Cassville, the daughter of Nick and Rose (Brinkman) Esser. She graduated from Cassville High School. On November 20, 1947, Bernice was united in marriage to Paul J. Vogt at St. Charles Catholic Church in Cassville. After their marriage the couple farmed in the Glen Haven area. Bernice enjoyed gardening and working on the farm. She was a member of St. Mary�s Catholic Church in Glen Haven. In 1989, they moved to Cassville. Bernice was a member of St. Charles Catholic Church in Cassville. She enjoyed cleaning, cooking, baking and was known for her pineapple fluff. Bernice also enjoyed walking. She loved to spend time with her family, especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Survivors include seven sons: Ronald (Sheila) Vogt, Verona; Dale Vogt, Eau Claire; Mo (Laurie) Vogt, Bagley; Roger (Jeanie) Vogt, Rodney (Mary) Vogt, Randy Vogt and Brian (Dawn) Vogt, all of Glen Haven; twenty grandchildren; eleven great-grandchildren; her brothers and sisters: Florence Ley, Charles Esser, Delores (Larry) Houghton, Gerry (Ambrose) Mumm, Donald (Barb) Esser, and Darlene (Mike) Schauff, all of Cassville.
In addition to her parents, Bernice was preceded in death by her husband, a daughter, Charlene, a son, Thomas, two grandsons, Timothy and David and a great-granddaughter, Chloe Marie Vogt.
A Mass of Christian Burial was held on Tuesday, May 31, 2011, at 11:00 a.m. at St. Charles Catholic Church in Cassville with Father John Meinholz officiating. Burial was in Gockel Cemetery, Glen Haven. Family and friends called on Tuesday, May 31, 2011, from 9:00 a.m. until time of services at the church. Martin Funeral Home in Cassville is serving the family.
Lucille M. Vogt
Lucille M. Vogt, age 90, passed away on Tuesday, March 19, 2013 at Mercy Hospital in Dubuque, IA. She was born October 10, 1922, daughter of Julius and Augusta (Ertz) Vorwald. She graduated from Bloomington High School. Lucille and her husband Eugene Vogt farmed outside of Bloomington for 40 years. They retired to the village of Bloomington in 1979.
She married Eugene Vogt on November 10, 1942 at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Bloomington. She belonged to St. Mary's Catholic Church, Senior Citizens, and the Catholic Daughters of America. She also played cards with a group of ladies every week since 1979. Her favorite hobby was quilting and she made several quilts with ladies in their homes for her family. Lucille also got a 1st on one of her quilts at a show on her 80th birthday! She did a lot of traveling with her husband and friends.
Lucille was preceded in death by her husband, Eugene Vogt in 1994, her parents, two brothers, Edwin and Raymond Vorwald, her stepmother, Lena Vorwald, two sons, an infant son in 1943 and Kenneth Vogt, 1980.
Survivors include her four children, Sharon (Bill) Stoeffler, Gary Vogt, Elaine (Doug) Olson & Debra (Lynn) Myers; twelve grandchildren and sixteen great-grandchildren; other relatives and many friends.
Funeral services were held on Friday, March 22, 2013, at 11:30 a.m. at St. Mary�s Catholic Church in Bloomington with Father John Meinholz officiating. Burial was in St. Mary�s Cemetery, Bloomington. Family and friends called on Friday from 9:30 a.m. until time of services at the church. Martin Funeral Home & Cremation Services in Bloomington is serving the family.
Lulu Mae Vogt
Lulu Mae Vogt, age 86, of Lancaster, passed away on Thursday, December 26, 2013, at the Lancaster Care Center. Lu was born on June 4, 1927, in Bloomington, oldest child of Edward and Frances (Crubel) Weber. She met Edwin Vogt at a local dance and the date continued with sharing Lu�s homemade angel food cake. On June 25, 1946, they were married at St. Mary�s Catholic Church in Bloomington. Together they farmed in the Glen Haven and Beetown Townships until their retirement to Lancaster. Ed preceded her in death on February 28, 1997.
Lu was a member of St. Clement Catholic Church, the Catholic Daughters, and St. Clement quilters group. Lu spent many hours sewing quilt tops for the quilters. She loved playing cards, gardening, sewing, and baking chocolate chip cookies for family and friends. Lu had the knack for making Angel Food cake from scratch, which was enjoyed at family gatherings. Lu enjoyed spending time with her six children, eleven grandchildren, and eight great-grandchildren.
Survivors include her six children: Sister Delores Vogt, Tucson, AZ; Rosann (Dennis) Bausch, Potosi; Leonard (Donna) Vogt, Fortville, IN; Charlie Vogt, Dean (Pat) Vogt, of Lancaster; Norma (Daniel) Sczygelski, Wausau; grandchildren: Pamela (Dave) Bausch Lokken, Verona; Gary (Dawn) Bausch, Aurora, IL; Lorie (Tim) Bausch Lange, Sun Prairie; Aaron (Zacha) Vogt, Chesterfield, VA; Jeff Vogt, Pittsburgh, PA; Craig Vogt, Austin, TX; Justin Vogt, Lancaster; Brandon (Caitlin) Vogt, Manassas, VA; Andrea Vogt, Marysville, WA; Erik (Michelle) Sczygelski, St. Paul, MN; Rene Sczygelski, Fitchburg; eight great-grandchildren; her sisters: Germaine Mumm, Lancaster; Margaret Breuer, Prairie du Chien; Mary Ann Harter, Oregon, WI; a brother, Gerry (Val) Weber, Milltown; brothers-in-law: James Ley, Lancaster; James Blum, Glen Haven; sister-in-law, Mary Weber, Marion, IA; many nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents and her husband, Lu was preceded in death by two brothers, Virgil (Connie) Weber and Edward Weber, Jr.; three sisters: Kathryn Ley, Frannie Blum, and Bernice Weber (infant); brothers�in-law and sisters-in-law: Stanley �Chub� and Mary Adrian, Paul and Bernice Vogt, Carrol and Vera Vogt, Eugene and Lucille Vogt, Vince Mumm, Burnell Breuer, and Robert Harter.
A Mass of Christian Burial was held on Saturday, December 28, 2013, at 11:00 a.m. at St. Clement Catholic Church in Lancaster with Father William Seipp officiating. Burial was in St. Clement Cemetery. Family and friends called on Saturday from 9:00 a.m. until time of services at the church. In lieu of plants and flowers, a Lulu Mae Vogt Memorial Fund has been established. Schwartz Funeral Home & Cremation Services is assisting the family.
The family would like to thank the Lancaster Care Center for the care given to mom and a special thanks to her sister, Germaine Mumm, for being mom�s driver over the years.
Debra L. Vondra
Debra L. �Debbie� Vondra, age 56 of Lancaster, passed away peacefully on Monday, October 18, 2010, at UW Hospitals in Madison, surrounded by her family and friends. She was born on May 20, 1954, in Dubuque, IA, the daughter of Bill and Margaret (Dobson) Snider. In 1972, Debbie graduated from Lancaster High School. On August 10, 1974, she was united in marriage to Lester Vondra at St. Clement Catholic Church in Lancaster. Debbie was employed with LV Laboratories, LLC for ten years. She loved dancing, traveling, reading, playing cards and going out to dinner. Debbie was always happy and a good friend to all. She was a member of St. Clement Catholic Church in Lancaster.
Survivors include her husband of 36 years, Lester Vondra, Lancaster; two children: Ryan Vondra, Lancaster; Lecia (Tom) Lenz, Livingston; two grandchildren: Grace and Aiden Lenz, Livingston; her parents: Bill and Margaret Snider, Lancaster; her sisters and brother: Lori (Roger) Stier, Sun Prairie; Sue (friend Steve) Ellis, Lancaster; John (Dawn) Snider, Lancaster; her mother and father-in-law: Don and Norma Vondra, Lancaster; her brothers and sisters-in-law: Barb (Bill) Ballard, MN; Donna Vondra, Stoughton; Daryl Vondra, Davenport, IA; Diane �Annie� (Sal) Toro, Piedmont, SC; Kathy (Donnie) Smith, Duncan, SC; Lonnie (Nancy) Vondra, Monks Corner, SC; Pat (Bev) Vondra, Schwartz Creek, MI; Bernie (Kathy) Vondra, Sedona, AZ; Jeanne (Dale) Byers, Easley, SC; numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends.
Debbie was preceded in death by her grandparents.
Funeral services were held on Saturday, October 23, 2010, at 10:00 a.m. at St. Clement Catholic Church in Lancaster with Father William Seipp officiating. Burial was in Hillside Cemetery, Lancaster. Family and friends called on Friday, October 22, 2010, from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at Schwartz Funeral Home in Lancaster and from 9:00 a.m. until time of services on Saturday at the church.
Vanda F. Vorwald, age 82, of Lancaster, passed away on Saturday, April 2, 2016, at her daughter's home in Lancaster. She was born on May 31, 1933, in Stitzer, the daughter of Elmer and Margaret (Liest) Becker. Vanda graduated salutatorian from Fennimore High School. She furthered her education at Madison Business College where she earned a degree in accounting. On May 31, 1955, she was united in marriage to William Vorwald. Vanda was employed as a bookkeeper at Grant Community Clinic, Orchard Manor Nursing Home, and Richgels-Schaefer Insurance. In January of 1978, she became the City Clerk Treasurer for the City of Lancaster and was employed there until her retirement on June 2, 1995. Vanda enjoyed golfing, softball, gambling, puzzles, crossword puzzles, gardening, and spending time with family and friends. She volunteered her time as an EMT, with the local Meals on Wheels program, and she and Jan Hanson chaired the cancer support group in the area. Vanda was an avid Chicago Cubs, Green Bay Packers and University of Wisconsin Badger fan.
Survivors include her seven children: Gregory (Camille Kirschbaum) Vorwald, Mt. Ida; Debra (Robert) Fitzgerald, Lemont, IL; Kate (Michael) Wetter, Dodgeville; Diane (Roger) Heberlein, Lancaster; Jeanne (Patrick) Marshall, Viola; Nancy (Ladd) Nelson, Bellevue, IA; Susan (Jeff Simonson) Murray, Friendship; 17 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren and one on the way; sister, Judith (Barry) Chisnell, Itasca, IL; sister-in-law, Jane Becker, Augusta; brother-in-law, Toni Hatch, Portage; many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
In addition to her parents, Vanda was preceded in death by her siblings: Beverly (Howard) Lind; Norman Becker; and Anita Hatch.
A Celebration of Life was held on Saturday, April 23, 2016, at the Lancaster United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall from 1:00 p.m. until 3:00 p.m. in Lancaster. Private family burial will take place at a later date. In lieu of plants and flowers, the family suggests memorials be given to the Lancaster Rescue Squad, PO Box 293, Lancaster, WI 53813 and/or Grant County Hospice, 111 S. Jefferson St., Lancaster, WI 53813. Schwartz Funeral Home & Cremation Services in Lancaster is assisting the family.
Virgil G. Vorwald, age 87 passed away on Sunday, October 19, 2014, at Lancaster Care Center. He was born March 24, 1927, the son of Frederick and Lillian (Ertz) Vorwald. Virgil attended Dodge country school and St. Mary�s school. He married Lois M. Kirschbaum on May 31, 1952, at St. Charles Catholic Church in Cassville. Together they farmed on the Vorwald family farm on Dodge Road. Virgil coached FFA softball and liked to bowl. He enjoyed golfing with his family and friends and was a member of the Lancaster Country Club and Knights of Columbus in Bloomington. Virgil and Lois retired from the farm in 1990 and moved to Lancaster. In retirement Virgil continued to golf and also drove cars for the Les Mack dealership.
One reason he liked to golf so much is that �It�s a game that values honesty, following the rules, mental toughness, staying positive, never giving up, looking forward instead of backward, and above all else, having fun while you do it.� His eyes would light up during visits from his grandchildren and great grandchildren who brought him so much joy.
Surviving is his loving wife Lois, their children: Ronald (Kris), Mary Vorwald Nordahl, and Virginia Vorwald, eight grandchildren: Andy (Catie), Katie (Tom), Michael and Jon Vorwald, Ellen and Kristen Nordahl, Bruin and Dayne Armwald, three great-grandchildren, a sister, Helen Muench, two sisters-in-law, Barbara Vorwald and Florence (Gerald) Schildgen and a brother-in-law, Raymond (Joanne) Kirschbaum, and many nieces and nephews.
Virgil was preceded in death by three brothers; Harry �Bud� (Norma), Larry (Joanne), and Robert, and a brother in law Leo Muench.
Funeral services were held on Friday, October 24, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Mary�s Catholic Church in Bloomington, with Fr. John Meinholz officiating. Burial was in Dodge Cemetery. Friends and family called on Thursday, October 23, 2014 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at Martin Funeral Home in Lancaster, where a 4:45 p.m. Knights of Columbus rosary was prayed. Friends also called on Friday, October 24, 2014 from 10:00 a.m. until time of services at the church. In lieu of plants and flowers, a Virgil G. Vorwald memorial fund has been established with donations being given to St. Mary�s Catholic School in Bloomington and Badger Camp.