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Embert F. Wackershauser

Embert F. �Wack� Wackershauser, age 88, of Glen Haven, died on Tuesday, March 22, 2011, at Orchard Manor Nursing Home in rural Lancaster surrounded by his loving family after a courageous battle with leukemia.  He was born on July 1, 1922, in Potosi, the son of Henry and Lillian (Eggers) Wackershauser.  Embert served his country during World War II stationed in Germany.  On May 7, 1946, he was united in marriage to Arlene M. Adrian at St. Charles Parsonage in Cassville.  Embert was a carpenter for a period of time at Badger Roofing Company in Platteville.  Together they operated Breeze Inn in Cassville.  In 1951, they owned and operated Wackershauser�s Tavern in Glen Haven, and in 1965, they built Wack�s Bar.  Embert was an avid fisherman and hunter.  He loved spending time with his grandchildren.  As family and friends would tell you, if he could not be found behind the bar, you would find him somewhere on the Mississippi River.  Embert was a dedicated member of the Glen Haven Fire Department where he served as assistant chief.  He was a member of the Abraham Hickok Wetmore American Legion Post No. 148 of Bloomington and the VFW Post No. 7080 of Cassville.

Survivors include his loving wife of sixty-five years, Arlene Wackershauser, Glen Haven; his children: Bette Ann (Jerry) Hoffman, Cassville; Connie (John) Horkheimer, Bloomington; Bruce (Bonnie Dailey) Wackershauser, Glen Haven; eight grandchildren; fourteen great-grandchildren; two brothers: Henry (Barbara) Wackershauser, Prairie du Chien; Louis (Gloria) Wackershauser, Beloit; sister-in-law, Violet Wackershauser, Prairie du Chien; many nieces and nephews.

Embert was preceded in death by his parents; a sister, Hiltrude Crapp; two brothers: Wilfred �Bud� and Virgil Wackershauser.

Funeral services were held on Saturday, March 26, 2011, at 2:00 p.m. at St. Mary�s Catholic Church in Glen Haven.  Burial with military honors was in Charlotte Cemetery, Glen Haven Township.  Family and friends called on Saturday from 11:00 a.m. until time of services at the church.  In lieu of plants and flowers, an Embert F. Wackershauser Memorial Fund has been established.  Martin Funeral Home in Bloomington is assisting the family.


Virgil G. Wackershauser

     Virgil G. Wackershauser, age 84, of Prairie du Chien, formerly of Lancaster, passed away at Gunderson Lutheran Hospital in La Crosse, on Thursday evening, January 22, 2009, after a very short battle with pneumonia and acute leukemia.  Virgil was born September 12, 1924, to Henry & Lillian (Eggers) Wackershauser.  Virgil grew up near Dickeyville (Big Patch/Georgetown area). He was the middle child and had one sister and 4 brothers.  He was proud of the fact that he graduated from eight grades in six years, as he got to skip a couple grades in school. On Jan. 11, 1945, he was united in marriage with Eunice Place in Platteville.  She preceded him in death on February 19, 1997.  Virgil & Eunice began their married life on a small farm near Dickeyville, but moved shortly thereafter to the current �family� farm near Lancaster/Stitzer area, where they raised a son and three daughters.  In 1975, they retired from the farm and bought a home in Lancaster.  In 2003, Virgil moved to Prairie du Chien.  He married Violet Koecke on July 15, 2003, in Prairie du Chien.  They currently reside there. During his farming days, Virgil managed to work at a variety of jobs off the farm as well.  Over those many years, he hauled cattle and milk for his brother, hauled milk at the Livingston Creamery, worked at a feed mill in Belmont, fertilizer plant & Wasco in Stitzer, plowed snow & highway work for the Grant Co. Highway Dept., read meters for REA, delivered the Shopping News, was a carpenter, and was once the town chairman for Liberty Township and farming for many years.  He enjoyed helping others with remodeling or building projects, doing yard work and gardening, or any other handyman jobs that came along.  Virgil enjoyed square dancing, playing cards, bus trips to the casinos, watching basketball and baseball games, attending Amish sales, and fishing with his buddies. He enjoyed talking and cracking jokes to anyone he knew, even making his grandchildren giggle.  With his busy travels in life, he always had plenty of time set aside for family and friends. He truly adored his children and grandchildren!  He was a member of the Bagley Methodist Church.

           Virgil is survived by his wife of five years, Violet of Prairie du Chien, one son: Carson (Mary) of Lancaster; three daughters:  Patty (Larry) Reed, Platteville; Sandy (Rich) Soles, Mt. Hope; Lou Ann (Jim) Blackburn, Bagley.  Also surviving are grandchildren: Brian (Kristi), Laura, and Jennifer Wackershauser; Chris (Brenda) Reed and Candace (Bill) Reid;  Hillary (Marty Bement) Soles, Tanisha Soles, and Justin (Jessi) Soles; Travis (Anne) Blackburn and Lacy (Jesse) Chapiewsky.  Great Grandchildren surviving are John & Katie Wackershauser, Morgan & Taylor Reid, Hanna & Emma Reed, Carter & Addison Blackburn, and Cooper & Ty Chapiewsky.  Virgil is survived by four brothers: Wilfred �Bud�, Embert, Henry �Joe�, and Louis and numerous nieces & nephews, brother- & sister-in-laws. 

           He was preceded in death by his first wife, Eunice, his parents-Henry & Lillian, his sister, Hiltrude Crapp, and several in-laws. 

                Funeral services were held on Monday, January 26, 2009 at 2:00 p.m. at the Schwartz Funeral Home in Lancaster with Pastor Mary Ann Floerke officiating. Visitation was from 11:00 a.m. until the time of services on Monday.  Cremation followed, with burial at the Hillside Cemetery at a later date.

           Virgil�s family would like to express their heartfelt appreciation to Gunderson Lutheran and Prairie du Chien medical staff for their special care.

           In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials may be given in Virgil�s name to the Prairie du Chien EMS.


James Wagar

James R. Wagar, age 46, of Beetown, passed away on Sunday, April 20, 2014, at Grant Regional Health Center, Lancaster.   He was born on March 19, 1968, in Lancaster, the son of Joseph and Elinor (Metcalf) Wagar.  Jim graduated from Lancaster High School in May 1986.  He then graduated from Wisconsin School of Electronics in Madison in June 1988 with an Associate Degree in Electronics. Jim moved to Florida where he worked for Aero Aire.  He often traveled to England, France, Canada and the entire United States.  Jim even worked on the President�s helicopter at Stratford, Connecticut.  On June 23, 1990, he was united in marriage to the love of his life, Lori Lynn Richardson.  After their marriage, the couple moved back to Wisconsin in 1996.  Jim worked at Dillman Equipment Co., Division of Astec, Tennessee for the past sixteen years.  He enjoyed fishing, outdoor activities and family functions.  Jim dearly enjoyed spending time with his wife and daughters.  He also enjoyed making hovercrafts in his basement with his brother.  Jim loved to debate and had a dry sense of humor that will be dearly missed by all who knew him.

Survivors include his loving wife, Lori; daughters:  Tara and Katelin, all of Beetown; his parents, Joseph and Elinor Wagar, Beetown; brothers:  David (Beth) Wagar, Bloomington; Lynn (Jamie) Wagar, Prairie du Chien; sister, Brenda (Dan) Odeen, Prairie du Chien; his mother and father-in-law, Mary and David Richardson, Potosi; sisters-in-law, Michelle Richardson, Potosi; Michelyn (Todd) Clanton, Prairie du Chien; brother-in-law, David (Melissa) Richardson, Lancaster; many aunts, uncles, nieces, and nephews.

A Service of Remembrance was held on Friday, April 25, 2014, at 11:00 a.m. at Martin Funeral Home & Cremation Services in Lancaster.  Burial was in Dodge Cemetery, Beetown Township.  Family and friends called on Friday from 9:00 a.m. until time of services at the funeral home.  In lieu of plants and flowers, a James R. Wagar Memorial Fund has been established.


Robert Wagner

Robert L. "Bob" Wagner, age 69, of Bloomington, passed away on Tuesday, April 28, 2015, at Grant Regional Health Center, Lancaster.  He was born November 30, 1945, in Bloomington Township, the son of Michael and Julia (Welchert) Wagner.  Bob graduated from Bloomington High School.  He loved the town of Bloomington and working at Hermsen's Ace Hardware for more than forty years.  Bob enjoyed riding his Harley and playing cards.  In retirement, he enjoyed being everyone's handy man and delivering for Ma's Bakery.  Bob was proud of being on the skunk board at Booray's Bar & Grill.  He dearly loved his family, especially his granddaughter, Alli who he bought her first Harley. 

Survivors include a son, Jason (Jennifer) Wagner, and their daughter, Alli; the love of his life, Sue Breuer; a sister, Patricia (Neal) Evans; two sisters-in-law: Joan and Ellen Wagner; and many nieces and nephews.

Bob was preceded in death by his parents, an infant daughter, and his brothers:  Jack, Jim and Jerry. 

Funeral services were held on Saturday, May 2, 2015, at 1:00 p.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 Saturday from 9:00 a.m. until time of services at the church.  In lieu of plants and flowers, a Bob Wagner Memorial Fund has been established.  Martin Funeral Home & Cremation Services in Bloomington is assisting the family.


Sandra L. Wagner

     Sandra L. �Sandy� Wagner, age 58, of Lancaster died on Thursday, January 29, 2009, at St. Mary�s Hospital in Madison.  She was born on May 9, 1950, in Antigo, WI, the daughter of John and Lorraine (Wellner) Gray.  She attended Peace Lutheran Grade School, and graduated from Lancaster High School in 1968.  On September 28, 1968, she was united in marriage to Larry A. Wagner at the E&R Church in Lancaster.  Larry preceded her in death in 2000.  She was employed at the former Lancaster Memorial Hospital and provided in-home daycare.  Sandy began employment with the Lancaster Community School District as a secretary in 1986.  She has been involved in the Guidance Department and later in the middle school office.  In July of 2008, Sandy became the head secretary at Winskill Elementary School.  She loved spending time with her family and her girl�s night out group and riding around in her convertible.  Sandy was an active member of the Bethlehem E&R Church, Women�s VFW Auxiliary, Lancaster Rescue Squad, Lion�s Club, Girl Scout Leader, and the Lancaster Relay for Life.  Sandy�s love and dedication for her family and the well being of others is an inspiration for us all.

       Survivors include her children, Lori (Doug) Rider, Linden; Jennifer (Tony) Munson, Lancaster; Tammy (special friend Art Stoney) Wagner, Lancaster; Larry �Bud� (Misty) Wagner, Jr., Lancaster; Jason (Jen) Wagner, Lancaster; eleven grandchildren:  Josh, Emily, Kaitlynn, AJ, Katrina, Nicole, Brenden, Mac, Johnathan, Brent, Eva, and her special grand-dog, Doolie; her brothers:  Mike (Jann) Gray, Milwaukie, OR; Donald (Kathy) Gray, Howards Grove; her sister: Bonnie Gray, Linden; her step-mother, Mary Ann Gray, Livingston; her mother-in-law, Arlene (Harold) Wagner, Lancaster; many brothers and sisters-in-law, and nieces and nephews.

       Sandy was preceded in death by her husband, Larry, her parents, her father-in-law, Harold Wagner, a niece, Cindra Wagner, a nephew, Micah Hickman, a great-niece, Zoe Gray and a brother-in-law, Lowell Wagner.

       Funeral services were held on Tuesday, February 3, 2009, at 1:00 p.m. at the Bethlehem E&R Church in Lancaster with Rev. Mark Dieter officiating.  Burial was in Liberty Ridge Cemetery, rural Lancaster.  Friends called on Monday, February 2, 2009, from 3:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Schwartz Funeral Home in Lancaster and from 12:00 p.m. until time of services at the church on Tuesday.  In lieu of plants and flowers, a Sandra L. Wagner memorial fund has been established.


Bonita I. Waldman

     Bonita I. �Bonnie� Waldman, age 56, of Stitzer, died on Tuesday, November 3, 2009, at her home.  She was born on November 9, 1952, in Iowa, the daughter of James and Tillie (Sauvell) Allington.  In 1970, Bonnie graduated from Seneca High School.  She furthered her education at the University of Wisconsin at Platteville.  On September 14, 1985, Bonnie was united in marriage to Gary W. Waldman at the Seneca Lutheran Church.  She was employed at various jobs in Gays Mills, Rolling Ground and Boscobel.  Bonnie enjoyed reading and being outdoors.  She loved her animals and feeding all the wild birds.

       Survivors include her husband, Gary Waldman, Stitzer; her father, James Allington, Soldier�s Grove; her brother, Kory Allington, Seneca; two sisters: Betty (Kenny) Kroll, Milwaukee, and their daughter Jennifer; Brenda (Charles) Hiam, Ferryville, and their daughter, Karie; sisters-in-law, Shirley Bryant, Benton; Carol (Larry) Mayhew, Spring Green; two brothers-in-law: Larry (Janet) Waldman, Stitzer; Jerry (Sandy) Waldman, Stitzer;; many nieces and nephews, other relatives and many friends.

       She was preceded in death by her mother, two brothers, Ken and Keith Allington; her mother and father-in-law, Hilda and Carl Waldman; and a brother-in-law, Donald Bryant.

       Funeral services were held on Saturday, November 7, 2009, at 11:00 a.m. at Schwartz Funeral Home in Lancaster with Rev. Mark Dieter officiating.  Burial was in Liberty Ridge Cemetery, Liberty Ridge.  Friends called on Saturday, November 7, 2009, from 9:00 a.m. until time of services at the funeral home.


Chris Walker

Chris Walker, age 91, of Lancaster, formerly of Beetown, died on Saturday, January 29, 2011, at the Lancaster Care Center.  He was born on October 17, 1919, in Waterloo Township, the son of Chris and Mary (Walker) Chase.  On September 20, 1947, he married Lois M. Clark at the Fennimore United Methodist Church.  Since 1951, he has owned and operated Chris Walker Auctioneering.  He also operated the Walker family farm in Waterloo Township.  Chris and Lois owned the Valley Tap in Beetown.  He was a member of the Warren Lodge #4 F&AM of Potosi for more than 60 years and served as a Past Master.  Chris enjoyed hunting and fishing.  At the age of 85, he went buffalo hunting in South Dakota with his family. 

Survivors include four children:  Ronald (Deb) Walker, Soldotna, AK; Tom (Roberta) Walker, Cassville; Deborah (Doug Dobson) Walker, Platteville; and Michael Walker, East Dubuque, IL; eight grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; two great-great grandchildren; and a half-brother, Alvin Walker, Cassville.

In addition to his parents, Chris was preceded in death by his wife, Lois, in 2008 and a half-brother, Matt Walker.

Masonic funeral services were held on Wednesday, February 2, 2011, at 10:30 a.m. at the Martin Funeral Home in Cassville.  Burial was in the Cassville Cemetery. Family and friends called on Tuesday, February 1, 2011 from 4:00 � 7:00 p.m. and friends also called from 9:30 a.m. until time of services on Wednesday at the funeral home


Dale L. Walker

Dale L. Walker, age 66, of Cassville, died Saturday, June 22, 2013, at Grant Regional Health Center in Lancaster. Per Dale�s wishes, no services were held. Martin Funeral Home & Cremation Services in Cassville is assisting the family.

Doris Walker

Doris K. Walker, age 90 of Lancaster, passed away Thursday April 30, 2015 at Grant Regional Health Center. She was born November 3, 1924 in North Lancaster Township the daughter of Ben and Clem (Gillespie) Hupenbecker. Doris attended the North School and later graduated from Lancaster High School. She married Virgil E. Walker on December 24, 1942. Together they started farming on the Earl Walker farm on Borah Road, rural Lancaster. In 1956 they moved to Prairie Du Chien, where Virgil was a livestock buyer for Oscar Mayer. Doris was a homemaker, volunteered at Prairie Du Chien Memorial Hospital, and worked at Hamann's Variety Store. Doris and Virgil moved back to the Earl Walker farm in 1958 and later bought the farm in North Lancaster Township in 1960, that they would call home. They worked side by side and took great pride in their farm. Doris and Virgil were members of the West Grant Saddle Club. She was a North Star 4 - H club leader, and a Grant County Fair Superintendent for over twenty five years.   In 1985 they moved to Lancaster as their son David took over the farm.  Doris and Virgil enjoyed camping at River of Lakes Resort in Bagley, fishing, playing cards and visiting with other campers. She enjoyed cake decorating and ceramics. Doris dearly loved her family and keeping up with their activities

Surviving is a daughter Janet Ann Walker, a son David (Julie) Walker, four grandchildren; Lisa, Sarah, Erin and Brian Walker.

Doris was preceded in death by her parents, her loving husband of 65 years, Virgil in 2007,  her siblings; Hazel (Clarence) Udelhoven, Roy (Jenny) Hupenbecker, Carol (Harvey) Lemanski, and Ruby (Myer) Dixon.

Funeral services were held on Monday, May 4, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. at the Lancaster United Methodist Church, with Pastor Barbara Cook officiating. Burial was in Hillside Cemetery. Family and friends called on Monday, May 4, 2015 from 9:30 a.m. until time of services at the church. Schwartz Funeral Home in Lancaster is assisting the family.


Dorothy L. Walker

Dorothy L. Walker, age 92, of Lancaster, passed away on Saturday, December 18, 2010, at Grant Regional Health Center in Lancaster.  Dorothy was born August 16, 1918 in Ellenboro Township; the daughter of Ulysess and Augusta (Rossow) Boyd.   On January 3, 1942, she married Fred O. Ready in Lancaster.  She spent most of her life in the Lancaster area; though she did live for 20 years in Virginia.  She later married Arthur Walker.  Dorothy liked to sing, read, bake and travel.  Dorothy and her sister Mildred loved to sing and performed at the Grantland Theater, the Reed Opera House, and a number of one-room school houses in the Lancaster area. They won a WLS Radio Station Amateur Talent contest in 1937 and were invited to sing at the National Barn Dance and the Grand Old Opry amateur night in Chicago

She is survived by her daughter Dorene (Robert) Boardman of Clayton, North Carolina; and son, Walton (Joyce) Ready of Roscoe, Illinois.  She is also survived by six grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren, and one great-great grandchild.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her siblings:  brother, Harry Boyd; and sisters, Theresa Boyd, Elva Haines, and Mildred Wolf.  

Funeral services were held on Wednesday, December 22, 2010, at 10:30 a.m. at the Schwartz Funeral Home in Lancaster.  Burial was in Greenwood Cemetery, Platteville.  Family and friends called on Wednesday, December 22, 2010 from 9:00 a.m. until the time of services at the funeral home.


Gladys M. Walker

Gladys M. Walker, age 98, of Lancaster, passed away Tuesday, September 9, 2014, at the Lancaster Care Center. She was born December 29, 1915, in Harrison Township, Grant County, the daughter of William and Florence (Wolf) Weber. Gladys married Wilbur Walker on September 21, 1940, in Independence, Iowa. Wilbur preceded her in death on December 26, 2000.  Gladys graduated from Platteville High School and the University of Wisconsin-Platteville.  Gladys taught in a one room rural country grade school for eighteen years, and then for three years at State Graded School at Mount Hope.  Gladys later was the fourth grade teacher at Winskill Elementary School in Lancaster from 1966 until her retirement in 1977. She was a member of the Lancaster United Methodist Church.  Gladys enjoyed fishing, gardening, crocheting, reading, traveling, golfing, and playing cards.  She dearly loved her family and keeping up with their activities. 

Surviving is her daughter, Karen (Bob) Bellmeyer, her son, John (Diane) Walker, seven grandchildren and twenty great-grandchildren, and a sister-in-law, Donna Weber.

In addition to her husband, Wilbur, Gladys was preceded in death by her brother, Clifford Weber and her sister, Carol (Robert) Brouillard.

Funeral services were held on Sunday, September 14, 2014, at 3:00 p.m. at Schwartz Funeral Home & Cremation Services in Lancaster with Pastor Barbara Cook officiating. Burial was in Hillside Cemetery, Lancaster. Friends called on Sunday from 1:00 p.m. until time of services at the funeral home. 


Lois M. Walker

     Lois M. Walker, age 82, of Beetown, died on Friday, September 12, 2008, at Lancaster Care Center.  She was born on March 23, 1926 in Wehrle, WI, the daughter of Abe and Ella (Shinoe) Clark.  She attended Fennimore High School.  Lois married Chris Walker September 20, 1947 at the Fennimore United Methodist Church.  Together they farmed in the Beetown area.  She also operated the Valley Tap in Beetown.  In her retirement, she enjoyed hunting and fishing.

     Surviving is her husband, Chris Walker, Beetown; her children:  Tom (Roberta) Walker, Cassville; Deborah (Doug Dobson) Walker, Beetown and Michael Walker, East Dubuque, IL; a sister, JoAnne Smalley, Alexandria, VA; a brother, Clare (Darlene) Clark, Dallas, TX; six grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; a brother-in-law, Alvin Walker, Cassville.

     She was preceded in death by her parents.

     Funeral services were held on Tuesday, September 16, 2008, at 10:30 a.m. at the Martin Funeral Home in Cassville with Pastor Mary Ann Floerke officiating.  Burial was in Cassville Cemetery.  Friends called on Monday, September 15, 2008, from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Martin Funeral Home in Cassville and from 9:30 until time of services on Tuesday at the funeral home.

     In lieu of flowers, a Lois M. Walker memorial fund has been established.


Mary E. Walker

Mary E. Walker, age 88, passed away peacefully on Sunday, March 30, 2014 at Good Samaritan Society in Fennimore. She was born December 22, 1925, the daughter of Arthur and Anna (Cero) Hahn.  She graduated from Fennimore High School in 1943 and then worked in the Frantz Law Office, the Leo Brechler Insurance Office and The First State Bank in Fennimore. 

Mary married Roger Walker on October 23, 1948, and together they farmed on the Walker family farm in Liberty Township until Roger became ill and passed away on November 18, 1958.  Mary and their three daughters then moved to Lancaster and she started working at Lancaster State Bank.  She attended the Graduate School of Banking at University of Wisconsin-Madison and graduated in 1982.  Mary continued working at M&I Bank in Lancaster for a total of thirty-five years, eventually becoming Assistant Vice President and Trust Officer, retiring in 1990.

Mary was very active at St. Clement Catholic Church, serving on the church council and finance committee.  She was also a secretary of the Lancaster Chamber of Commerce, president of the Schreiner Memorial Library Board, and member of the Lancaster Memorial Hospital Auxiliary.  Mary was a tour guide and coordinator for the bus trips offered by M&I Bank Prestige Club.  She enjoyed the bus trips, sewing, cooking, crocheting, golfing, playing cards, and craftwork.  Mary loved having her family together for the holidays, and going out to eat with her friends. She cherished her grandchildren and always enjoyed having them come and stay with her.  She went out of her way to plan activities, and to make sure everyone had a great time.

Surviving are her three daughters:  Jane (Bruce) Folbrecht; Nancy Martin; Carol (Jon Hill) Bentzler; six grandchildren:  Chris (Betsy) Folbrecht; Kathleen Folbrecht; Jennifer (David) Wilkie; Kelly (Josh) Taylor; Zach (Nicki Oster) and Anna Bentzler; five great-grandchildren; one brother, Harold (Linda) Hahn; sister-in-law, Dorothy Hahn; many nieces and nephews.

In addition to her husband, Roger, Mary was preceded in death by her four brothers:  Charles (Amelia); Herbert (Mary Jean); Fred and Bernard.

Funeral services were held on Thursday, April 3, 2014 at 10:30 a.m.  at St. Clement Catholic Church in Lancaster with Fr. John Sasse officiating.  Burial was in St. Clement Cemetery, rural Lancaster.  Family and friends called on Wednesday, April 2, 2014 from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at Schwartz Funeral Home & Cremation Services in Lancaster, and on Thursday morning from 9:30 a.m. until time of services at the church.  In lieu of plants and flowers, a Mary E. Walker Memorial Fund has been established.


Stacy Walker

Stacy Joy Walker, age 42, formerly from Cassville, WI, died Monday, June 20, 2016, from complications after surgery.  Daughter of Thomas C. Walker (deceased) and Roberta P. Walker, sister to Thomas C. Walker, Jr, Daniel D. Walker (Holly) and Philip J. Walker. 

Born and raised in Cassville, WI, she attended the Cassville Elementary Grade School, Cassville High School Class of 1992, University of Wisconsin - Whitewater, and Minnesota State University - Mankato, MN, majoring in Special Ed and Theatre Arts.

High School activities included sports (volley ball), Chorus and Band (flute), 7th and 8th Grade plays and numerous High School musicals. She was the first student in the school to participate all four years in the Forensics Speech program, earning one silver and three gold awards at the State Finals.

She moved to St. Louis after college and began her career with the Special School District of St. Louis County, and worked at the Ross Elementary and Northeast Middle Schools.  She was very active with the Middle School plays, Show Choir and musicals as the Technical Director, and chaperoned many trips to Disney World and 6 Flags Over Mid America.  She also volunteered with the Special Olympics events, and local marathons.  She nannyed for numerous St Louis families, and also did Tot Care at the Holy Cross Lutheran Church for many, many years.

Some of her favorite activities included returning to Cassville to help out with the High School musicals, attending any and all theatre productions, spoiling her godson Logan Walker, spending 4th of July weekends at the cabin in Wisconsin, and wearing her flip-fops, even in the winter!  As a transplant to St Louis, she became an avid Cardinals fan, but always remained true to her Green Bay Packers roots!

She was preceded in death by her father Thomas C. Walker, her maternal grandparents Margaret and DeLoy Petersen, and her paternal grandparents Lois and Chris Walker. She is survived by her mother, Roberta, her brothers Tommy, Dan and Philip, and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews.

A Memorial Service for Stacy was held at 10:30 AM, Friday, July 1, 2016, at Martin Funeral Home & Cremation Services in Cassville.  Family and friends called on Friday from 9:00 AM until time of services at the funeral home.  In lieu of flowers, a Stacy Walker Memorial Fund has been established.

Thomas C. Walker

Thomas C. "Tom" Walker, age 64, of Cassville, died on Wednesday, February 6, 2013, at his home in Cassville. He was born on September 11, 1948, in Potosi, the son of Chris and Lois (Clark) Walker. Tom graduated from Cassville High School in 1966. Following graduation, he entered the United States Army and served his country during the Vietnam War, stationed in Vietnam and Germany. On December 16, 1972, Tom was united in marriage to Roberta Margaret Petersen at Lake Zurich, IL. Tom was employed at John Deere Dubuque Works for thirty years, retiring in December of 1999. He was a member of the Cassville Fire Department, VFW Post No. 7080 of Cassville and a lifetime member of the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation.

Survivors include his wife, Roberta; their children: Stacy Walker, Tom (Jessica) Walker, Jr., Dan (Holly) Walker and Philip Walker; four grandchildren: Jake, Brandon, Logan and Ethan; his sister, Deb (Doug Dobson) Walker; half-brother, Ron (Deb) Walker; many nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, Tom was preceded in death by a brother, Mike Walker.

Funeral services with military honors were held on Tuesday, February 12, 2013, at 10:30 a.m. at Martin Funeral Home in Cassville with Reverend Mary Ann Floerke officiating. Private family burial will be at a later date. Family and friends called on Monday, February 11, 2013, from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at Martin Funeral Home in Cassville and on Tuesday from 9:30 a.m. until time of services at the funeral home.


Wilma Walker

Wilma L. Walker died Tuesday, March, 8, 2011, at Orchard Manor Nursing Home, rural Lancaster.  Wilma was born on October 24, 1921 the daughter of Reuben and Augusta (Rice) Wetter in North Lancaster Township.  She spent most of her life in the North Lancaster Township area having attended the Dyer Grade School and graduating from Lancaster High School in 1940.  After her graduation, Wilma was employed at Parker Pen Company in Fennimore.  She married her long time friend and neighbor, Stanley A. Walker on October 18, 1947 at the Bethlehem Evangelical & Reformed Church in Lancaster.   Together they farmed on the Walker family farm in North Lancaster Township until 1974, when they built their retirement home on acreage off their farm.  Shortly after Stanley died in 2003, Wilma moved to Sunrise Valley Apartments in Lancaster where she resided until illness caused her to move to Orchard Manor Nursing Home.  Since 1938, she has served faithfully as a member of Bethlehem Evangelical & Reformed Church, and was currently president of its Women�s Guild.  Wilma treasured her friends and neighbors while living in North Lancaster Township. She was also a member of the Whitman Community Club, the Neighborhood Card Club, the Dyer Homemakers Club, the Busy Bees Women�s Club, and the Christian Women�s Club and continued joining many clubs even after moving to Lancaster.  Wilma was a friend to many and shared her talents by giving them her paintings, items she crocheted, her tasty mints she made for weddings and parties for everyone, and of course, her famous cards, which she so lovingly made. 

She is survived by sisters-in-law, Edith Wetter, and Catherine Wetter; and many nieces and nephews.  She will especially be missed by her close friends who she enjoyed while living in North Lancaster, and many new friends she made after moving to her new home in Lancaster.

She was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Stanley in 2003; her parents; and brothers, Harold and Donald Wetter. 

Wilma�s family and friends would like to thank the staff at Orchard Manor for their compassionate and constant care of Wilma during her stay there, and John and Rosie Errthum & their family for including Wilma in their lives and adopting her as one of their own. 

Funeral Services were held at 11:00 am on Saturday, March 12, 2011, at Bethlehem Evangelical & Reformed Church in Lancaster, with Pastor Mark Dieter officiating. Burial was in Hillside Cemetery in Lancaster.  Friends called on Saturday, March 12, from 9 am until time of services at the church.  Schwartz Funeral Home in Lancaster is assisting the family.  In lieu of plants and flowers, a Wilma L. Walker Memorial Fund has been established.


Clement J. Wall, Jr.

Clement J. Wall Jr., age 60, of Lancaster, moved to Heaven on Tuesday, March 6, 2012, at St. Joseph�s Hospital in London, KY. He was born on June 14, 1951 Dubuque, IA, the son of Clement Sr. and Virginia (Adams) Wall of LaMotte, IA.  The family moved to Lancaster, WI in 1962. He graduated from Lancaster High in 1969.  On January 10, 1970, Clement was united in marriage to his high school sweetheart, Kathleen �Kathy� VanNatta in Menominee, MI.  After their marriage, the couple farmed.  Clement was employed many years at John Deere Dubuque Works and established King�s Express Trucking Company in 2001. 

He is survived by his wife of forty- two years, Kathy F.  Wall, son Jon (Jannina Cucalon), daughters, Jennifer (Luke) Hess, Jeannie (Jason) Caruso, and JoLynn Wall, ten amazing grandchildren, and his siblings, Kay (Neil) Knutson, Thomas J. Wall, Ann (Jerry) Schwendinger, Jerry F. Wall, Rosalee (Dan) Lorenz, and Daniel M. Wall and brother in law Ron Bast.

He was preceded in death by his parents, and sister, Mary (Ron) Bast.

Funeral services were held on Saturday, March 17, 2012, at 11:00 a.m. at St. Peter Lutheran Church in Fennimore with Reverend Douglas Inghram and Reverend Burliss Parker officiating.  Burial will be at a later date.  Family and friends called on Saturday from 9:00 a.m. until time of services at the church.  Schwartz Funeral Home in Lancaster is serving the family.


Beverly Wallin

Beverly D. Wallin, age 86, of Lancaster, passed away on Monday, July 4, 2016, with her loving family by her side.  She was born on May 5, 1930, the daughter of Allen and Freda (Turk) Powers of rural Seneca.  Beverly graduated from Seneca High School in 1948.  On June 30, 1948, she married Charles Wallin and from this union seven children were born.  Beverly worked at the Dug Out, Dickeyville and also Dick's Supermarket in Lancaster.  Charles and Beverly were members of the Lucky Lancers Motorcycle Club and Snoopy SnoGoers Snowmobile Club.  They enjoyed fishing, boating, and traveling.  Many winters were spent in Texas.  Beverly was a member of St. Clement Catholic Church.  She was well known for her sense of humor, her positive outlook on life, and her beautiful smile. 

Survivors include her children:  Dee (John) Medinger; Linda (Mark) Clement; Carl (Robyn) Wallin; Mary Chapman; Ann (Ray) Anderson; Randy (Kim) Wallin; and Sue Miles; 19 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; her sister, Carmen; brothers and sisters-in-law:  Robert Wallin; Norma (Fred) Wagner; Jim (Mary) Wallin; Wilma (Clinton) Smith; a special friend, Ron Kjos and his family: Pam (Dean) Johnson; Cheryl Olson; David (Ann) Kjos; Karen (Pat) Schroeder; other loving relatives and many friends.  Ron and his family were very supportive to Beverly during her illness.

In addition to her parents, Beverly was preceded in death by her husband of 64 years, Chuck; brothers, Gerald and Dick, and a granddaughter, Jessica Rose Johnson. 

A Mass of Christian Burial was held on Friday, July 8, 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, July 7, 2016, from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Martin Funeral Home & Cremation Services in Lancaster.  Family and friends also called on Friday from 10:30 a.m. until time of services at the church.  In lieu of plants and flowers, a Beverly D. Wallin Memorial Fund has been established.


Charles E. Wallin

Charles E. Wallin, age 86, of Lancaster, passed away at his home surrounded by his family on Thursday, October 11, 2012.

He was born on September 29, 1926, to Charles and Marian (Horal) Wallin in rural Eastman. Charles graduated from Seneca High School in 1944 and served with the army of occupation in Japan. On June 30, 1948, he married Beverly Powers. They later settled in Lancaster and raised seven children. Charles retired after 32 years in the foundry at John Deere in Dubuque. Early on they enjoyed motorcycles and were members of the Lucky Lancers motorcycle club. Later they became members of the Snoopy SnoGoers Snomobile club. Charles and Bev also enjoyed boating and fishing on the Mississippi with many friends and many Canada fishing trips as well. Traveling was enjoyed and after retirement they spent winters in Texas. Charles was a member of St. Clement Catholic Church, Knights of Columbus Council No. 2820, the American Legion Post No. 109 and the VFW Post No. 2344 both of Lancaster. He was well known for his talents as a carpenter and mechanic.

Charles is survived by his loving wife of sixty-four years, Beverly Wallin, Lancaster; his children: Dee (John) Medinger, LaCrosse; Linda (Mark) Clement, Rancho Cordova, CA; Carl (Robyn) Wallin, St. Paul, MN; Mary Chapman, Lancaster; Ann (Ray) Anderson, Gays Mills; Randy (Kim) Wallin, Lancaster; and Sue (Darrin) Miles, Lancaster; nineteen grandchildren; sixteen great-grandchildren; his siblings: Robert Wallin, Prairie du Chien; Norma (Fred) Wagner, LaCrosse; Jim (Mary) Wallin, Mountain Home, Arkansas; Wilma (Clinton) Smith, Boscobel; his sister-in-law, Margaret Wallin, Sun Prairie; other loving relatives and many friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Charles and Marian Wallin; brothers, Thomas and Frederick Wallin; a granddaughter, Jessica Rose Johnson; sisters-in-law, Dolly Wallin and Gerri Wallin.

Funeral services were held on Monday, October 15, 2012, at 10:30 a.m. at St. Clement Catholic Church in Lancaster with Father William Seipp officiating. Burial with military honors was in St. Clement Cemetery, Lancaster. Family and friends called on Sunday, October 14, 2012, from 3:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. at St. Clement Catholic Church and on Monday from 9:30 a.m. until time of services. Schwartz Funeral Home in Lancaster is serving the family. In lieu of plants and flowers, a Charles E. Wallin Memorial Fund has been established.


Donald A. Walsh

Donald A. Walsh, age 86, of Potosi, died on Sunday, May 30, 2010, at Orchard Manor Nursing Home in Lancaster.  He was born on June 15, 1923, in Tennyson, the son of Joseph and Anna (Wallenhorst) Walsh.  Don graduated from St. Andrew Catholic High School and attended college at Marquette University in Milwaukee.  He served in the United States Army from 1942 until 1946.  Don was united in marriage to Helen M. Mulholland on January 21, 1947, at St. John the Baptist Church in Muscoda.  Together they owned and operated Walsh Stores with locations in Tennyson, Prairie du Chien, Galena, IL and Maquoketa, IA.  Don was a lifelong member of St. Andrew Catholic Church and the Catholic Knights No. 42.  He was also a member of the American Legion Post No. 473 for over sixty years.  Don served on the Tennyson Village Board and played third base for the Tennyson Athletic Club ball team.  He was an appointed member for Grant Co. Estate Appraisers.  Don loved spending time with his family and their activities as well as playing Crazy Eight with his friends at the Road House.

Survivors include his wife of sixty-three years, Helen Walsh, Potosi; two sons, Michael (Peg) Walsh, Potosi; Richard (Pat) Walsh, Galena, IL; two daughters, Victoria (Mac) McLaughlin, Maquoketa, IA; Jacklyn (Larry) Curtis, Potosi; thirteen grandchildren: Chad (Angele) and Scott (Anniina) Walsh, Misty, DJ, and Casey McLaughlin, Bekki, Brad, and Bobbi Walsh, Bridget, Brent, Brady, Lindsay, and Lacey Curtis; a sister, Patricia Langmeier, Prairie du Chien; a foster brother, Marvin (Dot) David, Potosi; five great-grandchildren: Aspen, Kaden, Irelyn, and Jasper Walsh, and Macklyn McLaughlin; a sister-in-law, Isabele Walsh, Dubuque, IA.

In addition to his parents, Don was preceded in death by three brothers, Clifford, Robert (Jeanette) and Parnell (Julia) Walsh, his sister, Sr. Patricia Ann Walsh, and a foster brother, Walter (Erma) David, and a brother-in-law, Ben Langmeier.

Funeral services were held on Thursday, June 3, 2010, at 10:30 a.m. at St. Andrew Catholic Church in Tennyson with Father Richard Leffler officiating.  Burial with military honors was in St. Andrew Cemetery, Tennyson.  Family and friends called on Wednesday, June 2, 2010, at St. Andrew Catholic Church from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.  A rosary was held at 3:30 p.m. at the church.  In lieu of plants and flowers, a Donald A. Walsh memorial fund has been established.  Martin Funeral Home in Potosi is serving the family.


Ruth A. Walsh

Ruth A. Walsh, age 93, of Cassville, passed away peacefully at her home surrounded by her family on Sunday, October 2, 2011. She was born on November 6, 1917, in a log home between Elkport and Littleport, IA, the daughter of Levi and Katherine (Wentz) Phelps. Ruth was united in marriage to Bernard Walsh. She was a member of St. Peter�s Lutheran Church in Cassville, where she taught Sunday School, Royal Neighbors of America, and the Thorpe-Taylor American Legion Auxiliary. Ruth served in the Foster Grandparent Program of Grant County for over twenty-five years. She thought of each child as they were her own. Ruth always looked forward to family and friends, and her Iowa family visiting. She was a devoted grandmother and enjoyed playing cards with her friends in the Town and Country Card Club.

Survivors include her children: Robert �Red� Walsh, Ron Walsh, and Robin Rouse, all of Cassville; five grandchildren; twelve great-grandchildren; and fifteen great-great grandchildren; a brother, Dale (Lucille) Phelps, Lancaster.

In addition to her parents, Ruth was preceded in death by her children, Patrick �Terry� Walsh, Sharlene �Kay� Walsh, Patsy Jean Holden and Lawrence �Tob� Walsh, a great-great grandson, Riley Hatlevig, and her former husband, Bernard.

Funeral services were held on Friday, October 7, 2011, at 10:00 a.m. at Martin Funeral Home in Cassville. Burial was in Mount Harmony Cemetery, Elkport, IA. Family and friends called on Thursday, October 6, 2011, from 3:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at Martin Funeral Home in Cassville and on Friday, from 9:00 a.m. until time of services at the funeral home.


Harley R. Walter

Harley R. Walter, age 87, of Potosi, died on Wednesday, January 19, 2011, at Orchard Manor Nursing Home, Lancaster.  He was born on September 26, 1923, in Waterloo Township, the son of Homer and Florence (Schaal) Walter.  On July 26, 1946, Harley was united in marriage to Hazel Harris in Kieler, WI.  Harley was employed as a fork lift operator with John Deere for thirty years.  He loved cutting wood, farming and gardening.  Harley was an avid story teller and always had a joke to share.  He was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church in Burton.  Harley was also a member of the Potosi Lions Club and was a past President.

Survivors include six children:  Larry Walter, Boulder City, NV, Dennis (Arleen) Walter, Potosi, Roger (Ann Kemink) Walter, Rewey, Jeannie (Dale Droessler) Droessler, Potosi, Mark (Joyce) Walter, Potosi and Patricia �Pete� (Lawrence) Baranosky, Edmonton, Alberta Canada; twelve grandchildren; one great-grandson; a brother: Howard (Esther) Walter, Dubuque, IA; a sister-in-law, Helen Walter, Scales Mound, IL; many nieces and nephews

In addition to his parents, Harley was preceded in death by his wife, Hazel on November 24, 2008; one granddaughter, Jenny Walter; and two brothers, Calvin Walter and Richard (Joyce) Walter.

Funeral services were held on Saturday, January 22, 2011, at 10:00 a.m. Martin Funeral Home in Potosi with Pastor David Froemming officiating.  Burial was held in Van Buren Cemetery, Potosi.  Family and friends were welcome on Friday, January 21, 2011, from 3:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at Martin Funeral Home in Potosi and from 9:00 a.m. until time of services on Saturday at the funeral home.


Hazel M. Walter

     Hazel M. Walter, age 86, of Potosi, died on Monday, November 24, 2008 at her home surrounded by her family.  She was born on January 2, 1922 the daughter of Tom and Zella (Cusick) Harris in Hazel Green, WI.  Hazel was united in marriage to Harley Walter on January 26, 1946 in Kieler, WI.  She was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother for 62 years.  She was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church in Burton and made quilts with the ladies for many years.  In addition to spending time with friends and family, Hazel also loved gardening, tending to her flowers, baking, taking long country walks, ceramics and making comforters for family.

      Hazel is survived by her husband, Harley of 62 years; six children:  Larry Walter, Boulder City, NV, Dennis (Arleen) Walter, Potosi, Roger Walter, Rewey, Jeannie Droessler, Potosi, Mark (Joyce) Walter, Potosi and Patricia �Pete� (Lawrence) Baranosky, Edmonton, Alberia Canada; twelve grandchildren; one great-grandson; three sisters, Helen Walter, Scales Mound, IL, Fern (DuWayne) Scott, Ft. Atkinson and Verna (Meredith) Glasgow, Scales Mound, IL; many nieces and nephews.

      She was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers, Dale and Orlin Harris and one granddaughter, Jenny Walter.

      Funeral services were held at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, November 26, 2008 at Martin Funeral Home in Potosi with Pastor David Froemming officiating.  Burial was held in Van Buren Cemetery, Potosi.  Family and friends were welcomed on Tuesday from 3:00 until 7:00 p.m. at Martin Funeral Home and on Wednesday from 9:00 a.m. until time of services at the funeral home.

      Memorials can be directed to the St. Paul Lutheran Church (250 S. Grant St., Lancaster, WI  53813)


Mark E. Walter 

Mark E. Walter, age 55, of Potosi, died on Saturday, September 14, 2013, at his home.  He was born on December 27, 1957, in Dubuque, IA, the son of Harley and Hazel (Harris) Walter.  Mark graduated from Potosi High School in 1976.  Following his graduation, he farmed rural Potosi until entering the United States Air Force.  Mark served his country for thirteen years.  Following his honorable discharge, he moved back home and farmed the family farm.  On November 24, 2000, Mark was united in marriage to Joyce Breitsprecker in Potosi.  He loved farming and cutting wood.  He also enjoyed spending time with family and friends.  Mark will be dearly missed.

Survivors include his wife, Joyce; his step-children:  David (Katie) Gerhards; Nick (Allie Klein) Gerhards; Shannon Hoyer; his siblings:  Larry Walter; Dennis (Arleen) Walter; Roger (Ann) Walter; Jeannie (Dale) Droessler; Patricia �Pete� (Lawrence) Baranosky; other relatives and many friends.

Mark was preceded in death by his parents.              

A Celebration of Life was held on Wednesday, September 18, 2013, at the Burton Town Hall, Burton, at 12:00 noon.  Martin Funeral Home & Cremation Services in Potosi is assisting the family.


Anna Marie "Sis" Walz

     Anna Marie �Sis� Walz, age 81, of Glen Haven, WI died Sunday, July 6, 2008 at the Good Samaritan Center in Fennimore, WI.  She was born December 23, 1926 in Prairie du Chien WI, the daughter of Andrew O. and Marie (Forest) Novak.  Anna Marie attended St. Mary�s Academy School in Prairie du Chien.  She was united in marriage to Gerald J. Walz on October 5, 1946, at St. John�s Catholic Church in Prairie du Chien.  After their marriage, they lived in rural Glen Haven where they farmed until 1990.  Anna Marie was a member of St. Mary�s Catholic Church in Glen Haven, its Altar Society and was the bookkeeper for the church for many years.  She also sold Shaklee products.  Anna Marie enjoyed quilting, knitting, needle work, cooking, gardening, playing solitaire, donating blood and attending her grandchildren�s activities.  She was also interested in her family�s genealogy.

     She is survived by eight children:  SuzAnne Taylor, Cedar Rapids, IA; Barbara (Lee) Ekblad, Rancho Palos Verdes, CA; Richard (Jane) Walz, Onalaska, WI; Paul Walz, Centennial, CO; Larry (Joanne) Walz, St. Cloud, FL; Tim (Tracy) Walz, Glen Haven, WI; Mary Walz, Prairie du Sac, WI and Michael (Colleen) Walz, Onalaska, WI; 20 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren and a sister-in-law, Bea Novak, Prairie du Chien, WI; numerous nieces and nephews; many other family and friends.

     She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Gerald on April 30, 1993; a grandson, Samuel Walz and her brother, Andrew E. Novak.

     Funeral services were held on Thursday, July 10, 2008 at 10:00 a.m. at St. Mary�s Catholic Church in Glen Haven with Father Bart Timmerman officiating and Bill Manthe assisting.  Burial was in Gockel Cemetery, Glen Haven.  Visitation was held on Wednesday, July 9, 2008 from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at the Martin Funeral Home in Bloomington.  Friends also called after 9:00 a.m. Thursday morning at the church until time of services.


Robert L. Walz

Robert L. �Gabby� Walz, age 77, of Bagley, WI, died Wednesday, November 2, 2011, at Prairie du Chien Memorial Hospital.  He was born on June 13, 1934, the son of Albert and Leone (Eulgem) Walz.

Robert married Virginia A. Krantz on January 19, 1954, at St. Mary�s Catholic Church in Bloomington, WI.  He farmed in Glen Haven, and drove milk truck for the Bloomington Creamery and AMPI. Robert later worked at 3M.  He was a member of St. John�s Catholic Church and the West Grant Lions Club; and enjoyed spending time outdoors.

Robert is survived by his wife of 57 years, Virginia; ten children, Dale (Missy) of Granton, Dave (Deb) of Prairie du Chien, Carol Walz of Prairie du Chien, Cathy (Joe) Bierman of Prairie du Chien, Cecelia (Tim) Vorwald of McGregor, IA, Chris (Sam) Landes of Dane, Carl (Bethann) of Reedsburg, Darlene (Lawrence) DuCharme of Ames, IA, Don (Mary) of Huntley, IL, and Duane (Karen) of Madison; 23 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; a brother, Gene (Pat) Walz of Glen Haven; sister-in-law, Rosalyn Walz of Lancaster; two sisters, Lois (Vernon) Krantz and Janice (Warren) Johll, both of Lancaster; and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by a son, Dean Walz; a brother, Harold Walz; a nephew, Gary Krantz; and two great-nieces, Sandra Krantz and Megan Johll.

Funeral services were held at 10:30 am on Monday, November 7, 2011, at St. John�s Catholic Church in Patch Grove, with Father John Meinholz officiating.  Burial was in St. John�s Cemetery in Patch Grove Township.  Visitation was held from 1 to 5 pm with a 12:45 p.m. parish scripture service on Sunday, November 6, at St. John�s Catholic Church, and one hour prior to the service Monday at the church.  Martin Funeral Home in Bloomington is serving the family.

In lieu of plants and flowers a Robert L. Walz memorial fund has been established.


Rosalyn Walz

Rosalyn L. Walz, age 84, of Lancaster, passed away on Saturday, April 25, 2015, at the Lancaster Care Center, Lancaster.  She was born on February 1, 1931, in Cassville, the daughter of Virgil and Lillian (Bausch) Hampton.  Rosalyn graduated from Cassville High School.  On August 27, 1952, she was united in marriage to Harold B. Walz at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Glen Haven.  After their marriage, the couple traveled all over the world while Harold served his country in the United States Navy for twenty years.  Following Harold's honorable discharge they moved to Prairie du Chien, retiring in 1989.  Rosalyn enjoyed camping, crossword puzzles, paint-by-numbers and going to craft shows and flea markets.

Survivors include her daughter, Dianna (Roger) James; grandchildren:  Crystal (Bethel) Tremmell; Serena Kapple; Emily Rush; great-grandchildren:  Kayla Ward; Amara, Abriella, and Ainsley Tremmell; Jayde Kapple and Milo Leck; sisters-in-law and brother-in-law:  Kathy Hampton; Virginia Walz; Gene (Pat) Walz; Lois (Vernon) Krantz; Janice (Warren) Johll; and many nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, Rosalyn was preceded in death by her husband, a brother, Jerry Hampton and a brothers-in-law, Robert Walz and Celestine Walz.

Memorial services were held on Saturday, May 2, 2015, at 12:30 p.m. at the Lancaster Care Center Chapel, Lancaster.  Burial was in Charlotte Cemetery, Glen Haven.  Family and friends called on Saturday from 11:00 a.m. until time of services at the nursing home.  In lieu of plants and flowers, a Rosalyn L. Walz Memorial Fund has been established.  Schwartz Funeral Home & Cremation Services is assisting the family.


Antonette Ward

Antonette M. Ward, age 89, of Platteville, formerly of Potosi, passed away on Thursday, January 15, 2015, at Park Place in Platteville.  She was born on November 18, 1925, in Bloomington, WI, the daughter of Anthony and Veronica (Lyness) Meyer.  Antonette attended Bloomington school and St. Andrew Catholic School, Tennyson, WI.  On November 22, 1941, she was united in marriage to James B. Ward.  After their marriage she raised her family and worked as a waitress.  Antonette was later employed as a postal clerk.  The family moved to Potosi, where she and James owned and operated Ward�s Tavern for several years until their retirement.  Antonette loved quilting, crocheting, and playing cards.  She was a wonderful cook and no one ever left her home hungry. 

Survivors include her children:  Robert (Marilyn) Ward, James (Jenette) Ward, and  Marilynn (Richard) Dressler; grandchildren; Jennifer (Michael Blankstein) Dressler, Angela (David) Scanlan, Christopher (Paula) Dressler, James (fiance� Lisa Feist) Ward III, Heather (Mike Silha) Meir, and Mandy (Christopher) Troester;  14 great-grandchildren; two sisters-in-law, Phyllis and Elva Ward.

In addition to her parents and her husband, Antonette was preceded in death by her siblings: Joseph, Bernard and Virginia; three grandchildren:  Stephanie Dressler, Carmen Ward and Jona Ward.

Funeral services were held on Saturday, January 17, 2015, at 11:00 a.m. at St. Andrew Catholic Church in Tennyson, with Father Richard Leffler officiating.  Burial was in St. Thomas Cemetery, Potosi.  Family and friends called on Saturday from 9:00 a.m. until time of services at the church.  Martin Funeral Home & Cremation Services in Potosi is serving the family.


James B. Ward

James B. Ward, age 95 of Platteville, formerly of Potosi, passed away, Friday, December 13, 2013 at Southwest Health Center in Platteville. He was born January 12, 1918 the son of Alvin and Flossie (Chadwick) Ward.  James enlisted in the United States Army in 1941 and married Antonette M. Meyer on November 22, 1941. He landed at Cherbourg, France with the 10th Armored Division. James toured France, Germany, Bastone, and Belgium, ending with General Patton at Garmisch,  Partenkirchen with the 10th Armored Division. He received his honorable discharge October 17, 1945. He operated Ward�s Tavern in Potosi and later worked at John Deere in Dubuque. James was a Life Member of the Berg Averkamp VFW Post #5276, American Legion Post #473 of Potosi, and a National Member of the Tenth Armored �Tiger� Division. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, and traveling.

Surviving is his loving wife of 72 years Antonette, children; Robert (Marilyn)Ward ,James (Jenette) Ward, and  Marilynn(Richard) Dressler; grandchildren; Heather (Mike Silha) Meir, Mandy (Christopher)Troester, Angela (David) Scanlan, James (fiance� Lisa Feist) Ward III, Jennifer (Michael ) Blankstein, Christopher (Paula) Dressler, a grandson-in-law, Dennis Meir; 14 great grandchildren; two sisters in law, Phyllis and Elva Ward.

He was preceded in death by his sisters, Beatrice (Earl) Fillback and Gwendolyn (Richard) Jones, and his brothers Donald and Alvin, three grandchildren:  Stephanie Dressler, Carmen, Ward, Jona Ward.                                                         

Funeral services were held on Wednesday, December 18, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Andrew Catholic Church in Tennyson, with Fr. Richard Leffler officiating. Burial with military honors was in the St. Thomas Cemetery. Friends called on Wednesday, December 18, 2013 from 9:00 a.m. until time of services at the church. Martin Funeral Home and Cremation Services in Potosi, is assisting the family.


Lawrence M. Webb

Lawrence M. �Hank� Webb, age 88 passed away Wednesday, June 26, 2013 at Prairie Maison, Prairie du Chien, WI. He was born September 24, 1924 in Little Grant Township, Grant County the son of Frank and Dorcas (Drought) Webb. Hank graduated Bloomington High School in 1943. He traveled in the western United States and drove combine in the wheat fields. After returning to the Bagley area he was employed with Kent Feeds in Bloomington. He enjoyed gardening, coon hunting, metal detecting, and going to the dog track.

Surviving is a son, Joe (Bertha) Webb, Avon, Colorado; a daughter, Janita (Pat Hamilton) Kleinow, Patch Grove; eight grandchildren, Jesse (Nikki) Hamilton, Kook Hamilton, Amanda O�Connell, Evan Kleinow, Anna, Amber, Joseph, and Ariel Webb; and seven great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Roberta Warrington; a daughter, Lorna Hamilton; a son, Matthew �Skippy� Webb; a grandson, Seth Kleinow; and a son in law, Bobby Hamilton.

Friends and relatives were invited to attend graveside services at 10:00 am on Friday, July 12, 2013 at the Union Nagle Cemetery, Patch Grove, Wisconsin. The Martin Funeral Home & Cremation Services in Bloomington is assisting the family.


Julie K. Weber

     Julie K. Weber, age 52, of Lancaster, died on Saturday, October 31, 2009, at Grant Regional Health Center in Lancaster, as the result of an automobile accident.  She was born on October 5, 1957, in Lancaster, the daughter of Richard and Janice (Bass) Adams.  Julie graduated from Cuba City High School in 1975.  On April 19, 1975, she was united in marriage to Jerry Weber at Holy Ghost Catholic Church in Dickeyville.  Julie was employed with Advance Transformer and most recently with the local Dollar General and Home Care to You.  Julie enjoyed celebrating holidays, especially Christmas, and loved spending time with her grandchildren.  She will be greatly missed by her family.  Julie gave the gift of life through organ and tissue donation.

       Survivors include her husband, Jerry Weber, Lancaster; her children: Angela (Bart) Kitelinger, Hazel Green; Chad Weber, Dickeyville; Jeremy (Jody) Weber, Platteville; eleven grandchildren: Dereck, Justin, Zachary, Rebecca, Brett, Hanna Mae and Kayla Kitelinger, Corbyn Carius, Dominick Weber, Treana and Dylan Weber; her parents, Richard and Janice Adams, Dickeyville; her brothers and sister: Joe Adams, Dickeyville; Linda Clauer, Lancaster; Lyle Adams, Dickeyville; Randy (Pam) Adams, Benton; her mother-in-law, Betty Weber, Cuba City; her sister-in-law, Bertha (Dave) Ament, Dubuque, IA; brothers-in-law, Merle (JoAnne) Weber, Arizona; Lester (Deb) Weber, Pardeeville; Bill (Bev) Weber, Monroe; other relatives and many friends.

       Julie was preceded in death by her father-in-law, Raphael Weber, her grandparents, Elizabeth and Frank Adams and Beatrice and Clifford Bass.

       Funeral services were held on Thursday, November 5, 2009, at 11:00 a.m. at St. Clement Catholic Church in Lancaster with Father William Seipp officiating.  Burial was in Hillside Cemetery, Lancaster.  Friends called on Wednesday, November 4, 2009, from 2:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at St. Clement Catholic Church, where a 2:00 p.m. scripture service will be held.  Friends also called on Thursday from 10:00 a.m. until time of services at the church.  Schwartz Funeral Home in Lancaster is assisting the family.


Oscar Wegmann

Oscar J. "Bud" Wegmann, age 88, of Bloomington, passed away on Wednesday, August 28, 2013, at the VA Hospital in Madison.  He was born on October 18, 1924, on the Wegmann family farm in Bloomington Township, the son of Henry and Emma (Osterhaus) Wegmann.  Henry and Emma were part of a group of forty families who came from the Dyersville, IA, area to settle on farms in the Bloomington area in the early 1900�s.  Bud served his country in the United States Army from 1945-1947 stationed in Germany and Austria.  On October 6, 1951, he was united in marriage to Coletta C. Wiest at St. Charles Catholic Church in Cassville.  Together they farmed on the Wegmann family farm where Oscar has lived his entire life.  He was a dedicated farmer and had an avid interest in registered Holstein cattle.  Bud developed his herd with the prefix �Blake�s Prairie� and shared this interest with many friends in the Holstein Association.  Oscar enjoyed showing his cattle at fairs and other dairy shows when his children were members of the Blake�s Prairie Bombers 4-H Club.  He was a member of St. Mary�s Catholic Church and the American Legion Post No. 148 of Bloomington.

Survivors include his wife, Coletta; children:  Angela (John) Krogman; Martina (Patrick Huffman) Kief; Beth Wegmann; Mark (Mary) Wegmann; Patricia (Paul Sena) Wegmann; five grandchildren:  Ken (fianc� Amber Rowe) Krogman; Steve Krogman; Emily, Michael, and Madison Wegmann; brother, Joe (Elizabeth) Wegmann; sister, Norma (Jerry) White; and many special nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, Oscar was preceded in death by his siblings:  Marie (Ray) Errthum; Sr. St. Thomas OSF; Frances (Leonard) Schauff; Sr. Clare OSF; his mother and father-in-law, Vincent and Rose Wiest.

A Mass of Christian Burial was held on Saturday, August 31, 2013, at 11:00 a.m. at St. Mary�s Catholic Church in Bloomington with Father John Meinholz officiating.  Burial with military honors was in Blake�s Prairie Cemetery, Bloomington Township.  Family and friends called on Friday, August 30, 2013, from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at St. Mary�s Catholic Church in Bloomington where a 3:45 p.m. parish rosary was held and on Saturday from 10:00 a.m. until time of services at the church.  Martin Funeral Home & Cremation Services in Bloomington is serving the family.


John Welsh

    John E. Welsh, age 53, of Mount Hope died Sunday, September 14, 2008 at the Good Samaritan Center in Fennimore.  He was born on September 12, 1955 in Lancaster, WI the son of Robert and Marion (Vesperman) Welsh.  John attended school taking special education classes in Bloomington and Prairie du Chien.  He worked at both the Twin Platte Center in Platteville and Southwest Opportunities Center in Lancaster. 

     John was a member of Mount Hope United Methodist Church.  He also was a proud participant in Special Olympics.  John loved listening to music, dancing, typing and watching TV, especially the older shows.  He had just been given a new puppy, Chip.

     John is survived by his mother, Marion Welsh, his sister, Mary (Robert) Keeney and his nephew, Tom Keeney all of Mount Hope; many Aunts and Uncles and cousins.

      He is preceded in death by his father; his grandparents, Jack and Leone Welsh and John and Velma Vesperman.

     Funeral services were at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, September 19, 2008 at Mount Hope United Methodist Church with the Reverend  Mary Ann Floerke officiating.   Burial at Hermitage Cemetery, Mount Hope was at a later date.  Friends called from 4:00 until 8:00 p.m. on Thursday, September 18 at Martin Funeral Home in Bloomington and from 10:00 a.m. until time of services Friday at the church.

      In lieu of flowers, a John E. Welsh Memorial Fund has been  established.


Marion L. Welsh

Marion Lucille Welsh, age 89, of Mount Hope, passed away on Sunday, September 7, 2014, at The Finley Hospital in Dubuque, IA.  She was born on April 23, 1925, the daughter of John and Velma (Hayes) Vesperman.  Marion graduated from Fennimore High School and went on to the University of Wisconsin at Platteville for a career in teaching.  After graduation, she taught in many rural schools in the area, from there, she went to the Mount Hope School, Bloomington School, and finished her teaching career at Prairie du Chien.  On November 26, 1948, Marion was united in marriage to Robert Welsh at the Little Brown Church in Nashua, IA.  She was very active in the West Grant Lioness Club, Mount Hope Women�s Auxiliary, Grant County Republican Women, Badger Camp and Southwest Opportunity Center.  Marion enjoyed working each election poll and writing the Mount Hope News. 

Survivors include her daughter, Mary (Bob) Keeney; grandson, Tom (Beth) Keeney and great-grandson, Ivan Keeney all of Mount Hope; brothers and sisters: Ruth (Cletus) Sisley, Lancaster; Percy Vesperman, Mt. Carroll, IL; Hazel Straka, Montfort; Stella Blair, Freemont; Archie Vesperman, Lancaster; Lyle Vesperman, Boscobel; and many nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, Marion was preceded in death by her husband, Robert; her son, John; a brother, Clarion; and sisters, Elsie and Bernice.

Funeral services were on Thursday, September 11, 2014, at 11:00 a.m. at the Mount Hope United Methodist Church with Pastor Lance Wetter officiating.  Burial was in Hermitage Cemetery, Mount Hope Township.  Family and friends called on Wednesday, September 10, 2014, from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at the Martin Funeral Home & Cremation Services in Bloomington and on Thursday from 10:00 a.m. until time of services at the church.   In lieu of plants and flowers, a Marion L. Welsh Memorial Fund has been established.


Edward Wentz

Edward A. Wentz, age 77 of Cassville, passed away Friday October 9, 2015 at his home. He was born January 27, 1938 the son of Alvin and Leona (Pickel) Wentz. He graduated from Cassville High School, and later served in the U. S. Army as a rifleman. Edward worked with his father at Beetown Feed and Hardware.  He was later a patrolman for Beetown and Waterloo townships. Edward was united into marriage to S. Lynda DuVal on July 5, 1985 in Beetown. Together they were over the road truck drivers, and later, Edward was employed at Cabella's.  He was a member of the American Legion Post No. 352 of Cassville, and enjoyed hunting, fishing, and gardening.

Surviving is his loving wife Lynda; his children, Nancy (Rusty) Fuls, Rodney, Kenneth (Renee), Brenda, Alvin (Kari), and Albert (Stacy) Wentz; siblings, Donna (Mac) Axe, Ron (Sylvia) Wentz, Barbara (John) Bond; several grandchildren and great grandchildren; step children; Rose (John) Werner, Adella (Robert Powell) Coulthard, Delvin (Nancy) Coulthard, Alice (Bob) Bechtolt, John (Brenda) Coulthard, and David (Lisa) Coulthard, and several nieces and nephews.

Edward was preceded in death by his parent, Alvin and Leona, a son Steven, step children, Diane, Vivian, and Joe Coulthard, and a nephew David Hines.

Funeral services were held on Tuesday, October 13, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. at Beetown Township Hall in Beetown, Wisconsin with Reverend Pamela Strakeljahn officiating. Burial with military honors was in Beetown Cemetery. Family and friends called on Tuesday, October 13, 2015 from 9:00 a.m. until time of services at the Beetown Hall. Martin Funeral Home and Cremation Services is assisting the family.


Steven A. Wentz

Steven A. Wentz, age 46, of Fennimore, died on Friday, December 21, 2012, at Grant Regional Hospital in Lancaster. He was born on December 31, 1965, in Lancaster, the son of Edward and Carol (Shaben) Wentz. Steven graduated from Lancaster High School. Following his graduation, he resided at Larry Smith�s home in Fennimore while being employed at the Opportunity Center in Prairie du Chien. He later resided at Spargroves Group Home, Cornerstone in Livingston and most recently, Cornerstone in Fennimore. Steven was employed at Southwest Opportunity Center in Lancaster, where he enjoyed shredding paper and collecting pop tabs.

Steven enjoyed bowling, word searches, puzzles, fishing, and playing cards. He loved attending all of the family get-togethers. Steven was also an avid Green Bay Packer fan. He was full of life and had a sense of adventure. Steven was able to give the gift of life by being an organ donor. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him.

Survivors include his mother, Carol Wentz, Lancaster; his father, Edward (Lynda) Wentz, Cassville; his siblings: Nancy (Rusty) Fuls, St. Petersburg, FL; Rodney Wentz, Lancaster; Ken (Renae) Wentz, Platteville; Brenda (Tim Doucette) Wentz, Lancaster; Alvin (Kari Thomford) Wentz, Waukon, IA; Albert (Stacey) Wentz, Davenport, IA; maternal grandmother, Mary Shaben, Florida; many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.

Steven was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Alvin and Leona Wentz and his maternal grandfather, Orvie Shaben.

Funeral services were held on Friday, December 28, 2012, at 10:00 a.m. at Christ Lutheran Church in Lancaster with Pastor David Froemming officiating. Burial was in Beetown Cemetery, Beetown. Family and friends called on Thursday, December 27, 2012, from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at Schwartz Funeral Home and on Friday from 9:00 a.m. until time of services at the church.


Mildred M. Wepking

     Mildred M. Wepking, age 91, of Lancaster, died on Wednesday, April 29, 2009, at Orchard Manor Nursing Home, rural Lancaster.  She was born on January 6, 1918, in Iowa County, the daughter of George and Kathryn (Draves) Grunenwald.  Mildred graduated from Livingston High School and furthered her education at the Teacher�s College in Platteville, graduating in 1942.  Mildred taught school at Hazel Dell in rural Livingston for three years. 

     On June 12, 1945, Mildred was united in marriage to J. Dallas Wepking at Platteville.  Mildred enjoyed the partnership with her husband owning and operating a furniture store and funeral home in Lancaster and a drug store/gift shop in Cassville.  She also enjoyed standing by her husband�s side during his years as Grant County Sheriff.  Mildred was a charter member of the Grant Regional Hospital Auxiliary and of the VFW Auxiliary.  She was also a member of First Presbyterian Church in Lancaster.

       In addition to her parents, Mildred was preceded in death by her husband, Dallas on October 25, 1995, and a brother, Harold.

       Survivors include her sisters:  Alice Frye, Lancaster; Marian Griswold, Sun Prairie; a sister-in-law, Myrna Wepking, Lancaster; and many nieces and nephews.

       Funeral services were at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, May 1, 2009, at Martin Funeral Home in Lancaster with Pastor Mark Hoehne officiating.  Burial was in Hillside Cemetery, Lancaster.  Friends called on Friday, May 1, 2009 from noon until time of services at the funeral home with a VFW Auxiliary service at 1:00 p.m.

       A special thank you to the staff at Orchard Manor Nursing Home for their care and compassion shown to Mildred these past couple of years.


Doris M. Werner

Doris M. Werner, age 89 of Patch Grove, passed away Saturday April 13, 2013, at Prairie Maison, Prairie du Chien, Wisconsin. She was born November 19, 1923, the daughter of John and Nellie (Ward) Wilkinson.  In 1942, Doris graduated from Patch Grove High School.  On October 20, 1943, she was united in marriage to Eugene Werner.  Together they farmed in Hurricane, Beetown, and later on the Wilkinson family farm in Patch Grove.  Eugene preceded her in death in 2000.  Doris was a member of the Patch Grove United Methodist Church.  She enjoyed garage sales, playing cards and dancing with Gene.

Doris was preceded in death by her husband.

Survivors include her brothers:  John (Sue McCartney) Wilkinson, Millville; Jerry (Ilene) Wilkinson, Prairie du Chien; nieces and nephews:  John R. (Abby Tredinnick) Wilkinson, Janet (Roger) Friedlein, Kevin (Deb) Wilkinson, Karen (Gary) Welter; and many great nieces and nephews. 

Funeral services were held on Tuesday, April 16, 2013, at 11:00 a.m. at Martin Funeral Home & Cremation Services in Bloomington with Pastor Mary Ann Floerke officiating. Burial was in the Patch Grove Cemetery, Patch Grove, WI.  Friends called on Tuesday from 9:00 a.m. until time of services at the funeral home.


Emily G. Werner

Emily Gertrude. Werner, age 92, of Lancaster, WI, passed away on Sunday, January 22, 2012, at Orchard Manor in Lancaster after a brief battle with cancer. Emily was born in South Lancaster Township on November 3, 1919, the daughter of Anton and Josephine (Fine) Udelhoven. She married Fay Werner on September 7, 1940, in Dubuque, Iowa. Together they farmed near Lancaster. She enjoyed traveling with Fay throughout the United States and abroad. She was a member of the Presbyterian Church, 4-H leader for 25 years, and volunteered at the Thrift Shop for 14 years. Emily will be greatly missed by her family that she loved so much and her friends who brought great joy into her life.

Emily is survived by her children, Donovan (Carla) Werner of Vallejo, CA, Dwaine (Debbra) Werner of Sun Prairie, WI, and Sharon (Daniel) Graney of Tucson, AZ; grandchildren, Laura Swecker, Robert Werner, Paula Werner, Derek Werner, and Donielle Werner; 9 great-grandchildren; sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews, and other family members.

She was preceded in death by her loving husband, Fay in 2007; a son, Dennis; sisters, Pat Hartman and Bessie Udelhoven; brothers, Ray, Andy, and Robert Udelhoven.

Emily had requested that there be no visitation. A private family funeral was held at the First Presbyterian Church in Lancaster, with Pastor Mark Hoehne officiating. Burial was in Hillside Cemetery, Lancaster. Schwartz Funeral Home is assisting the family.

The family extends a special thank you to Dr. Robert Stader and the nurses at Grant Regional Health Center, Grant County Hospice, and Orchard Manor for their loving care during this difficult time.

Memorials may be directed to the Presbyterian Church of Lancaster.

 


 

Ethel West

Ethel B. West, age 93, of Port Charlotte , FL , formerly of Belmont and Madison , WI , died Friday, November 25, 2011, at Mercy Hospital and Trauma Center in Janesville , WI . Ethel was born on July 6, 1918, in Belmont , WI , to Justus and Lizzie Anna Margaret (Reichers) Bockhop. Ethel graduated from Belmont High School in 1935 and received a Bachelor's degree in Education from the University of Wisconsin-Platteville. Ethel then began her teaching career at the Cottage Inn school, a one room school house in Belmont , WI . At the start of World War II, Ethel briefly left teaching to aid the war effort by instructing servicemen in International Morse Code at the Scott Air Base in Illinois . Following the end of the war, Ethel taught Special Education for 32 years until her retirement in 1977 from the Monona Grove School District . Ethel married Walter W. West on March 16, 1946 in Madison , WI and they later retired to Port Charlotte , FL where she volunteered her time to the Women of Evangelical Lutheran Church, the Association of University Women and the Friends of the Library.

Ethel is survived by her daughter, Luana (Manuel) Juarez of Orfordville, WI; her grandchildren, Brian (Tina) Juarez of Fort Atkinson, WI, Sara (Ben) Koch ofJanesville, WI; and her great grandchildren, Andrew Juarez, Joshua Juarez and Isabelle Koch.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Walter in 1985; her parents, Justus and Lizzie; her brother, Harold; and her sister, Lucille.

Funeral Services were held at 1 pm on Tuesday, November 29, 2011, at Martin Schwartz Funeral Home in Platteville, with Pastor Connie Matye officiating. Visitation was held from 11 am to 1 pm prior to the service on Tuesday at the funeral home. Burial will be in Belmont Cemetery . In lieu of other expressions of sympathy, memorials may be made in loving memory of Ethel to the American Heart Association or the Diabetes Research Association.


Donald C. Wetter

Donald C. Wetter, age 85, of Lancaster, passed away Friday, December 14, 2012 at Grant Regional Health Center.  Donald was born on June 28, 1927 in Little Grant Township, the son of Clarence and Letha (Hore) Wetter.

He graduated from Lancaster High School in 1945.  In that same year, he enlisted in the U.S. Army and was stationed in Japan.  Donnie married Velma K. Edge on June 18, 1952 at the Lancaster United Methodist Church.  Together they farmed in Little Grant Township on the Wetter family farm.  He was a lifetime member of VFW Post 2344.  He enjoyed deer and turkey hunting, but especially enjoyed fishing.  He dearly loved his family and took great pride in his grandchildren.

Donnie is survived by his wife of 60 years, Velma; two daughters, Julie Wetter Briel (John Briel) and Jill (Paul) Udelhoven; four grandchildren, Chloe and Sawyer Briel, and Michelle Udelhoven and Michael (fianc�e Krystal Holmes) Udelhoven; two brothers, Stanley and Harold (Dorothy) Wetter; a brother-in-law, George (Betty) Edge; a sister-in-law, Mercedes Mumm; many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; two sisters-in-law, Aleise Wetter and Marion Leifer; a brother-in-law, William Mumm; nephews, Roger and Darrell Edge, Richard and Jim Mumm; and a nephew-in-law, Gene Hottenstein.

 Funeral Services were held at 10:30 am on Wednesday, December 19, 2012 at the Lancaster United Methodist Church, with Pastor Barbara Cook officiating.  Burial with military honors was in Hillside Cemetery, Lancaster.  Friends called on Tuesday, December 18, 2012 from 4pm to 8 pm at the Lancaster United Methodist Church, and one hour prior to the service Wednesday at the church.  Martin Funeral Home, Lancaster is assisting the family.  In lieu of plants and flowers, a Donald C. Wetter memorial fund has been established.


M. Aleise Wetter

M. Aleise Wetter, age 86, of Lancaster, died on Tuesday, October 5, 2010, at Orchard Manor Nursing Home, rural Lancaster.  She was born on November 24, 1923, in Shullsburg, the daughter of Francis and Lela (Bennett) Edge.  After graduating from Lancaster High School, she began her employment at the Union State Bank in Lancaster and remained with the bank for forty-one years until her retirement in 1983.  Aleise started as a teller and ended her career as a cashier and assistant vice president.  Following her retirement, she remained doing contract work for the bank.  On April 17, 1943, Aleise married Stanley C. Wetter.  After their retirement, they enjoyed golfing with friends in Lancaster as well as in Florida and Arizona during the winter months.  Together they won many Shuffleboard championships in Arizona.

Survivors include her husband, Stanley C. Wetter, Lancaster; her daughters: Kathryn (Charles) Hernett, Madison; Nancy (Dr. Robert) Hoffman, Lancaster; her grandchildren: Dr. Chad (Mary) Moore, Flagstaff, AZ; Angela (Jack) Burke, Phoenix, AZ; Christopher Moore, Lewisville, TX; Erin (Brad) Vesperman, Mt. Horeb; Dr. Peter (Amara) Hoffman, Lancaster; nine great-grandchildren; her sisters: Mercedes (William) Mumm, Dodgeville; Velma (Donald) Wetter, Lancaster; her brother: George (Betty) Edge, Lancaster; brother-in-law, Harold (Dorothy) Wetter, Lancaster; and nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, Aleise was preceded in death by a sister, Marion Leifer.

Funeral services were held on Friday, October 8, 2010, at 11:30 a.m. at Schwartz Funeral Home in Lancaster with Bill Manthe officiating.  Burial was in Hillside Cemetery, Lancaster.  Family and friends called on Friday, October 8, 2010, from 10:00 a.m. until time of services at the funeral home.  In lieu of plants and flowers, a M. Aleise Wetter Memorial Fund has been established.

With sincere gratitude, we would like to thank the wonderful people at Orchard Manor who provided loving care for her for the past two and a half years.  Their attention to her needs and ours meant more than words can ever say.  We are grateful for Butterfly (resident cat), who brought joy to her and also stayed with her on her final journey.


Stanley Wetter

Stanley C. Wetter, age 93, of Lancaster, passed away on Saturday, July 27, 2013 at the Lancaster Care Center in Lancaster.  He was born on January 15, 1920, in North Lancaster, Township, the son of Clarence and Letha (Hore) Wetter.  He graduated from Lancaster High School in 1938.  He was employed with the Grant County Highway Department until his retirement.  Stanley plowed snow, ran bulldozer, built boat landings, and was later the parts manager in the county shop.  He married Aleise M. Edge on April 17, 1943.  In their retirement, Stan and Aleise enjoyed many years in Florida and Arizona during the winter months.  Stanley had an exceptional vegetable garden and gladly shared its bounty with many.   He was very proud to have been a member of Lancaster�s first volunteer rescue squad team and was its last surviving first member.  Their picture is currently on display at Grant Regional Health Center. 

Survivors include his daughters, Kathryn (Charles) Hernett, Wilsonville, OR; Nancy (Dr. Robert) Hoffman, Lancaster; his grandchildren:  Dr. Chad (Mary) Moore, Flagstaff, AZ; Angela (Jack) Burke, Phoenix, AZ; Christopher (Cristi) Moore, Lake Jackson, TX; Erin (Brad) Vesperman, Mt. Horeb; Dr. Peter (Amara) Hoffman, Lancaster; nine great-grandchildren; his brother, Harold (Dorothy) Wetter, Lancaster; sisters-in-law, Velma  Wetter, Lancaster; Mercedes Mumm, Dodgeville; brother-in-law, George (Betty) Edge, Lancaster; many nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, Stanley was preceded in death by his wife, Aleise; his brother Donald Wetter; his sister-in-law, Marion Leifer and brother-in-law, William Mumm.

Funeral services were held at 11:30 am on Monday, July 29, 2013 at Schwartz Funeral Home & Cremation Service in Lancaster with Rev. Mark Dieter officiating.  Burial was in Hillside Cemetery, Lancaster.  Family and friends called Monday, July 29, 2013 from 9:30 am until the time of services at the funeral home.  In lieu of plants and flowers, a Stanley C. Wetter Memorial Fund has been established with donations being given to the Lancaster Rescue Squad.


Donna J. White

Donna J. White, age 70, of Potosi died Friday, April 23, 2010 at University Hospitals in Madison surrounded by her loving family.  She was born on December 9, 1939 at her home in Plum Hollow, WI, the daughter of Edward and Gertrude Eggers.  Donna was united in marriage to Davey White on May 18, 1956 at Davies Memorial United Church of Christ in Potosi .  She spent her early years working with her husband at different businesses in the area. 

Donna loved taking care of her dogs and frogs, but most especially she loved taking care of her family.  She especially enjoyed talking on the phone with her many friends.  Donna also liked to wake up every morning to see and feed her birds, squirrels and bunnies.

Donna is survived by her husband of 53 years, Davey; her five children:  Robin (fianc�e, Bill Yoose), Potosi ; Danny (Theresa), Lancaster; Davey Jr. (Tammi), Platteville; Rhonda (Dan) Stelpflug, Milwaukee and John (fianc�, Leslie), Dubuque, IA; 16 grandchildren:  Gregory White, Mikki Haight, Chase (Melissa) White, Trevor (Shari) White, Courtney (Jameson) Eldridge, David and Rose White, Nicole, Dana, Cody and Jesse White, Mackenzie, Danika and Rylee Stelpflug, Jeffery and William White; three great-grandchildren:  Hunter, Aiden, Jayce and two on the way; her sister, Judy (Jerry) Schroeder, Dickeyville; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; two sisters and two brothers: Hulene Pundsack, Jeanette Eggers, Merlyn Dixon and James Eggers; and her beloved dog, Peaches.

Funeral services were held at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, April 28, 2010 at Martin Funeral Home in Potosi with Teri A. Hanson officiating.  Burial was held in Van Buren Cemetery, Potosi Township .  Family and friends were welcome from 4:00 until 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, April 27 and from 10:00 a.m. until time of services Wednesday all at the funeral home. 


Gregory D. White

Gregory D. White, age 27, of Kenosha, formerly of Cassville, died on Sunday, February 13, 2011, at his residence.  He was born on August 20, 1983, in Kenosha . Gregory graduated from Cassville High School in 2002.  He worked various jobs in the Kenosha area.  Gregory had many outside interests that included fishing, firearms and collecting reptiles and snakes.

Survivors include his mother, Robin (Bill) White Yoose, Potosi; father, Dennis Mink, Kenosha; sister, Mikki Haight and his god-son, Aiden and niece, Harper Walsh, Cassville; grandfather, Davey White, Potosi; step grandmother, Genelda Yoose, Potosi; uncles: Dan (Theresa) White, Lancaster; Davey (Tammi)White, Platteville;  and John White, Dubuque; his aunt, Rhonda (Dan) Stelpflug, Milwaukee; and many cousins.

He was preceded in death by his grandmother, Donna White; step grandfather, Calvin Yoose; stepbrother, Cody Yoose; and his dear friend, Sara Davidson.

Funeral services were held on Friday, February 18, 2011, at 10:30 a.m. at Martin Funeral Home in Potosi with Rev. Mark Hoehne officiating.  Burial was in the Hurricane Cemetery.  Friends called on Thursday, February 17, 2011, from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at the Martin Funeral Home in Potosi and from 9:30 a.m. until time of services on Friday at the funeral home.


James "Sonny" White

James W. "Sonny" White, age 86, of Potosi, passed away on Sunday, August 2, 2015, at Orchard Manor Nursing Home in Lancaster.  He was born on February 15, 1929, in Lancaster, the son of James A. and Elvina K. (Kress) White.  Sonny loved the outdoors, especially fishing, hunting turkey and deer, cooking, the Chicago Cubs, and doing arts and crafts.  He enjoyed making homemade fishing lures for fly fishing.  Sonny dearly loved his nieces and nephews and spending time with his family.

Survivors include his eight siblings:  Eileen (Joseph) Klein, Livingston; Albert White, Platteville; Garland (Rose) White; Ralph (Eileen) White; LaVon "Bonnie" (John) Vogelsberg, all of Potosi; EeVon "Eevie" (Paul) Klein, Strawberry, AZ; Sandy (Rod) Blum, Anchorage AK; Joe (Rose Ann) White, Potosi; many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

In addition to his parents, Sonny was preceded in death by a sister-in-law, Shirley White; a nephew, Scott Klein; a great-nephew, Jonathan White; and a great-niece, Blair Haas.

Funeral services were held on Friday, August 7, 2015, at 11:00 a.m. at Martin Funeral Home & Cremation Services in Potosi with Reverend Jim McMahon officiating.  Burial was in British Hollow Cemetery, Potosi.  Family and friends called on Thursday, August 6, 2015, from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at the funeral home and on Friday from 10:00 a.m. until time of services at the funeral home.


Paul F. White

Paul F. White, age 79, of Glen Haven, died on Friday, August 05, 2011, surrounded by his family at Orchard Manor Nursing Home, rural Lancaster. He was born on August 15, 1931, on the family farm in Bloomington Township, the son of Everett �Buck� and Leona (Berntgen) White. Paul attended St. Mary�s Catholic School in Glen Haven and graduated from Bloomington High School in 1949. After graduation, Paul worked for his father on the family farm. On August 23, 1951, he was united in marriage to Patricia Hamilton at St. Mary�s Catholic Church in Glen Haven. After their marriage, Paul worked for Glen Haven Township. In 1961, they farmed Patricia�s family farm. In 1988, the couple moved to Glen Haven. Paul drove truck for Lancaster Stone for five years before retiring. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and playing cards, especially cribbage. Paul loved to spend time with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren and would pick on anyone who would let him. Paul especially enjoyed �Ranger Riding�with family and the annual Knights of Columbus Bowling tournaments. He was a member of St. Mary�s Catholic Church in Glen Haven, the Knights of Columbus Council 4416 and the Glen Haven Volunteer Fire Department.

Survivors include his wife, Patricia White, Glen Haven; children: Kathy (Dave) Hochhausen, Cassville; Lori (Kelvin Lancaster) Lenz, Mineral Point; Robert (Kaaren) White, New Mexico; Deb (Frank) VanBogaert, Glen Haven; Bart (Mary Sue) White, Glen Haven; Bill (Janis) White, Clinton, IA; Brad (Jane) White, Glen Haven; Ron (Vicki) White, Lancaster; Doug (Rita) White, Bagley; Wendy (Conrad) Myers, Bagley; Kerri Weber, Prairie du Chien; Steve (Jenefer) White, Blanchardville; 40 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; one brother, Vernon (Ann) White, Lancaster; one sister, Sharon (Mike) Weber, Glen Haven; other relatives and many friends.

In addition to his parents, Paul was preceded in death by a great-grandchild, Marissa Zach and a sister-in-law, Barbara White.

Funeral services were on Thursday, August 11, 2011, at 11:00 a.m. at St. Mary�s Catholic Church in Glen Haven with Father John Meinholz officiating. Burial was in Gockel Cemetery, Glen Haven. Family and friends called on Wednesday, August 10, 2011, from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. where a 3:45 Knights of Columbus Rosary was held at St. Mary�s Catholic Church in Glen Haven. Friends also called on Thursday from 10:00 a.m. until time of services at the church. In lieu of plants and flowers, memorials may be offered to the Glen Haven Volunteer Fire Department or the West Grant Rescue Squad. Martin Funeral Home in Bloomington is assisting the family.


Paul E. Wichmann

Paul E. Wichmann, age 70, of Madison, passed away March 5, 2014. He was born January 24, 1944 in Stevens Point, the son of William �Bud� and Myrna June (Edwards) Wichmann. Paul graduated Madison Central High School in 1961. He was employed at Madison Opportunity Center and Ray O Vac. Paul was an usher at University of Wisconsin football games in Camp Randall and basketball games held in the Fieldhouse. He lived in Madison for more than fifty years and was a resident of the Romnes Apartments for over twenty years. Paul was an avid sports fan. He closely followed the Badgers, Brewers and Packers. He loved bingo and his bowling league. Paul was a member various Presbyterian churches in Madison and of the Eagles Club. Even though he had challenges in life, he was very generous of his time and talents to the residents of his apartment complex. Paul was often able to help the residents with their needs, driving them to appointments and shopping trips. He will be fondly remembered for his unique sense of humor, kindness to many, and great attention to detail.

Surviving are his cousins; Louis (Nancy), Phillip (Pauline), William (Pat), and Barrett Jung; Gaye (Jack) Scheidegger, Charles (Karol), and Scott (Carol) Wichmann and Brenda (Fred) Caruso and their families.

He was preceded in death by his father Bud in 1954, and later his mother Myrna June Duranti in 1998.

Family and friends were invited to attend graveside funeral services on Saturday, April 12, 2014, at 2:00 p.m. at the Belmont Cemetery, Belmont, Wisconsin, with Rev. Chris Davis officiating. Martin Schwartz Funeral Home & Cremation Services in Platteville is assisting the family.


Marcella Wiedenbeck

Marcella Wiedenbeck, age 92, entered Heaven on Wednesday, November 19, 2014, with her family by her side at Gundersen Lutheran Medical Center in La Crosse.  She was born on January 4, 1922, to Harley and Aurelia Storms in Muscoda.  Her father died when she was five years old, so her mother, brother, and she lived a difficult life while farming during the Depression.  Marcella attended school and graduated from Muscoda High School in 1940.  On April 11, 1959, she was united in marriage to Harry Wiedenbeck and two families became one.  Together they farmed just outside of Lancaster until their retirement.  Despite the difficulties that often came along with farming, Marcella loved being outside, watching crops grow, raising animals, and working hard.  Farming was truly her passion.  When retirement came, the couple moved to La Crosse to be closer to their youngest daughter, Joy, and her family.  Their days were filled with helping raise their three youngest grandchildren, Amanda, Allyson, and Erin.  Marcella enjoyed crafting and especially enjoyed making homemade Christmas ornaments that to this day decorate the families� Christmas trees.

When Harry passed in 2007, Marcella moved back to Lancaster and continued to live independently.  Again Marcella found that she needed something to occupy her days, so she began focusing on her quilting.  Each day, she would work on a quilt, and during the last seven years, she completed well over one hundred quilts.  In fact, she was working on a quilt just a few days prior to her death.

Survivors include her daughters:  Judi Bembenek, Lancaster; Peggy (John) Sieger, Trempealeau; Colleen (Steve) Graney, Lancaster; Jeannie (Karl) Blumer, Albany; Joy (Kevin) Hennessy, La Crosse; a son, Dick (Rhonda) Wiedenbeck, Lancaster.  She was proud to say she had eleven grandchildren and fifteen great-grandchildren and three nephews, Dennis, David, and Donnie Storms.

Preceding her in death were her parents; her husband, Harry; sons, Theron Chitwood and Alan �Pete� Wiedenbeck; brother, Donald Storms; and a sister-in-law, Norma Storms.

Funeral services were held on Saturday, November 22, 2014, at 11:00 a.m. at the Bethlehem E&R Church in Lancaster with Reverend Mark Dieter officiating.  Private family burial will be in Basswood Cemetery, Eagle Township.  Family and friends called on Saturday from 9:30 a.m. until time of services at the church.  Schwartz Funeral Home & Cremation Services is assisting the family.

The family would like to thank the staff at Grant Regional Health Center, Lancaster Rescue Squad, Paramount EMS, and Gundersen Health Center in La Crosse, especially the staff in critical care, 6th floor medical and palliative care.  Thank you for caring for our Mom, Grandmother, and great-grandmother with dignity and respect during her final days. During her final hours, Marcella told her family she �wanted to go home.�  We are happy you are home now and at peace.  We are blessed to have had you in our lives as long as you were.  You will remain in our hearts forever.  We love you.


Arlene E. Wieland

Arlene Elizabeth Wieland, age 91, passed away peacefully at the Southwest Health Center of natural causes with family at her side on Monday, December 29, 2014.  She was born on November 18, 1923, to Earl and Bertha (Dival) Jerrett in the township of North Lancaster.  Arlene married Virgil "Bud" Wieland on September 12, 1941.  Together they ran a beef and hog farm in Lancaster until 1986 when Bud passed away.

Arlene was a quiet, caring lady who accepted everyone.  Her wonderful pies were enjoyed at every family gathering.  Arlene's life was devoted to caring and providing for her family, helping on the farm, and supporting Bud while he participated on numerous Boards of Directors and committees.  She enjoyed crocheting and word find puzzles.  Arlene was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Lancaster and a volunteer at the Lancaster Thrift Shop.

Survivors include her six children:  Larry (Judy) Wieland, Lodi; Denny (Diane) Wieland, Peosta, IA; Marcia (Gary) Olson, Platteville; Dick Wieland, LaCrosse; Sharon (Larry) Pink, Platteville; Bill Wieland, Milwaukee; twelve grandchildren; twelve great-grandchildren; sisters-in-law, Lila Jerrett, Lancaster; Arlene Roesch, Lancaster; Dolores (Don) Metcalf, Cassville; and many nieces and nephews.

Arlene was preceded in death by her husband, Virgil "Bud" Wieland; her three brothers:  Earl "Junior" (Edna) Jerrett; Stanley "Buck" Jerrett, and Donnie Jerrett; a grandson, Craig Wieland.

Funeral services to honor the life of Arlene were on Saturday, January 3, 2015, at 11:00 a.m. at the First Presbyterian Church in Lancaster with Pastor Mark Hoehne officiating.  Burial was in Hurricane Cemetery, South Lancaster Township.  Family and friends called on Saturday from 9:00 a.m. until time of services at the church.  In honor of Arlene, memorials may be made to the Grant County Cancer Coalition.  Schwartz Funeral Home & Cremation Services in Lancaster is serving the family.


Lois L. Wiest

Lois L. Wiest, age 87, of Cassville, passed away on Wednesday, November 26, 2014, at her granddaughter�s home in Cassville.  She was born on March 8, 1927, in Cassville, the daughter of Nick and Rose (Kelley) Adrian.  On October 12, 1946, Lois was united in marriage to Julius Wiest at St. Charles Catholic Church in Cassville.  They worked on the canning farm outside of Cassville, which her father Nick was the supervisor, until they purchased Julius�s family farm in 1951 and moving to Cassville in 2004.

Her greatest joy in life was her family and she sadly missed her husband, Julius �Jupe� when he passed away on Friday, August 16, 2013.

Survivors include a son, David (Mary) Wiest, Clinton, IA; daughter, Pam (Kirby Toberman) Sturmer, Texas; seven grandchildren; sixteen great-grandchildren; one great-great granddaughter and one great-great grandson;  a sister, Carol Vogt, Lancaster; brother, Allan Adrian, Tewksbury, MA; two brothers-in-law, Gary and Dennis (Peggy) Wiest all of Cassville; a sister-in-law, Bernelda Britt, Dubuque, IA.

In addition to her parents and her husband, Lois was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Lisa Marie Wiest, six sisters, three brothers, and their spouses.

Family greeted friends on Monday, December 1, 2014, from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at Martin Funeral Home & Cremation Services in Cassville.  Private family burial will be held in St. Charles Cemetery, Cassville, at a later date. 


Julius C. Wiest

Julius C. Wiest, age 88, of Cassville, died on Friday, August 16, 2013, at his home in Cassville. He was born on April 30, 1925, in Cassville, the son of Lawrence and Lila (Kirschbaum) Wiest. Julius attended country school and farmed his family farm outside of Cassville. On October 12, 1946, Julius was united in marriage to Lois Adrian at St. Charles Catholic Church in Cassville. After their marriage, the couple farmed. In 1951, Julius purchased the family farm, which he farmed until 2004. He also owned and operated Wiest Fertilizer for forty-two years. Julius enjoyed bowling, shooting pool, playing cards, especially Euchre and Cribbage, tending bar, gambling on the boat and word search puzzles. His greatest joy in life was his family. Julius was a gentle giant and will be greatly missed.

Survivors include his wife of sixty-six years, Lois, Cassville; their children: David (Mary) Wiest, Clinton, IA; Pam (Kirby Toberman) Sturmer, St. Michael, MN; six grandchildren; sixteen great-grandchildren; one great-great granddaughter; two brothers: Dennis (Peggy) Wiest and Gary Wiest, all of Cassville; Bernilda Britt, Dubuque, IA; other relatives and many friends.

In addition to his parents, Julius was preceded in death by his sisters and brother: Geraldine, Marina, Virginia, and Maurice; and a grandchild, Lisa Marie.

Funeral services were on Monday, August 19, 2013, at 12:00 noon at Martin Funeral Home & Cremation Services in Cassville with Pastor Pamela Strakeljahn officiating. Burial was in St. Charles Cemetery, Cassville. Family and friends called on Monday from 10:00 a.m. until time of services at the funeral home.


Vivian Wiest

Vivian W. Wiest, age 99, of Lancaster, passed away on Wednesday, December 16, 2015, at Orchard Manor Nursing Home in Lancaster.  She was born on August 20, 1916, in North Lancaster Township, the daughter of William and Florence (Addison) Welsh.  Vivian attended the old Badger School not far from the farm where she was raised.  In 1937, she was united in marriage to Louis Wiest and lived with Louis and his parents on a farm a few miles west of where she was born.  After Louis's parents moved to Lancaster in 1943, she and Louis stayed on the Wiest farm until Louis passed away in 1960.  Vivian moved to a home on the corner of Harrison and Hickory streets which was her pride and joy.  She loved her garden and flowers, especially the ones between the curb and the sidewalk.  After moving to Lancaster, Vivian worked for Dallas Wepking at the jail, at Whitman's restaurant, and at Winskill School.  She retired at the age of 75 after caring for senior citizens in their homes.  Vivian was a member of St. Clement Catholic Church. 

Survivors include her two sons:  Richard (Barbara) Wiest, Verona; Jim and his daughter, Shelia, Milwaukee; a step-nephew, Jerry Olin and his family, Platteville; a sister, Winifred Eide, Madison; other relatives and friends.

In addition to her parents and her husband, Vivian was preceded in death by a son, Joe.

A Mass of Christian Burial was held on Saturday, December 19, 2015, at 11:00 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 Saturday from 10:00 a.m. until time of services at the church.  Schwartz Funeral Home & Cremation Services in Lancaster is assisting the family with arrangements. 

Many thanks to the wonderful staff at Orchard Manor who gave her such great care and to neighbors, Bill and Lorna Heinzelman, who lived across the street and helped her to stay in her home a few years longer.


Edward J. Wiezorek

Edward J. �Ed� Wiezorek, Jr., age 71, of Potosi, died on Friday, March 18, 2011, at his home surrounded by his family.  He was born on December 22, 1939, in Dubuque, IA, the son of Edward and Virginia (Leik) Wiezorek, Sr.  Ed attended Holy Ghost Grade School and graduated from Loras Academy.  He was employed with John Deere for thirty-one years as a tool and die maker.  Ed also worked at the Dubuque Pack part-time.  On October 20, 1984, Ed was united in marriage to Pauline Stohlmeyer at St. Andrew Catholic Church in Tennyson.  Ed truly cherished the time spent with his family, especially his two sons, who were the pride of his seventy-one years. He was very active within the Potosi community.  Ed was the president and active member of the Potosi Tennyson Lions Club since 1998, the treasurer of the Potosi Township for four years, served on the Sts. Andrew-Thomas Parish Council and the Finance Committee and was a member of the Knights of Columbus Council 6480.  He was also a member of the American Legion Post No. 473 of Potosi.  Ed was an avid outdoorsman.  He loved to hunt, fish, and walk in the woods, especially with his boys.  Ed also loved buying, restoring and selling antiques.  He enjoyed going to garage sales, looking for the hidden and unknown treasures in other people�s �junk.�  He loved spending time at his �office� enjoying the visits from his friends.  Ed enjoyed the Sunday dinner gatherings that were shared with his family and his uncle, Ron.  He also enjoyed reading and bird watching.

Survivors include his wife, Pauline Wiezorek, Potosi; children:  Edward J. Wiezorek, III, Potosi; Christian Wiezorek, Asbury; his sister and brother: Victoria (Don) Avenarius, Dubuque, IA; Jan Wiezorek, Chicago, IL; three granddaughters:  Heather (Nate) Peterson, Tonya (Jesse Richards) Abing, Emily Wiezorek; three great-grandchildren: Cayden and Jazlynne Peterson and Cailee Richards; his aunts and uncle: Ruth Ann (Dale) Dolash, Marshalltown, IA; Elaine White, Galena, IL; Ron Leik, Dubuque, IA; his brothers and sisters-in-law:  Richard Powers, Madison; Henry (Celine) Stohlmeyer and Joseph Stohlmeyer, all of Potosi; Michael (Betty) Stohlmeyer, East Moline, IL; Harold (Mary Pat) Stohlmeyer, Lancaster; Eva (Tom) Lyons, Potosi; Paul (Sandy) Stohlmeyer, Dubuque, IA; Bill (Mary Ellen) Stohlmeyer, Blue Grass, IA; Mary (Bob) Durst, Appleton; twenty-three nieces and nephews and many friends.

Ed was preceded in death by his parents, one niece, Kim Avenarius, and a sister-in-law, Betty Powers.

Funeral services were held on Tuesday, March 22, 2011, at 11:00 a.m. at St. Andrew Catholic Church in Tennyson with Father Richard Leffler officiating.  Burial with military honors was in St. Andrew Cemetery, Tennyson.  Family and friends called on Monday, March 21, 2011, from 3:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at St. Andrew Catholic Church in Tennyson where a 3:00 p.m. parish scripture service will be held.  Friends also called on Tuesday from 10:00 a.m. until time of services at the church.  In lieu of plants and flowers, an Edward J. Wiezorek, Jr. memorial fund has been established.  Martin Funeral Home in Potosi is assisting the family.

The family wishes to thank Dr. John Whalen and his nursing staff at Tri-State Dialysis who truly are angels of mercy and love.  Also to Jerry and Elaine Uppena and Tonya Abing who made it possible to keep Ed in his home these last months.


Elizabeth O. "Betty" Wilder

Elizabeth O. "Betty" Wilder, age 84, of Platteville, WI, passed away on Sunday, March 27, 2011, at ManorCare in Platteville.  She was born on June 1, 1926 in Cassville, a daughter of Fred and Odelia (Gurney) Bausch.  Betty grew up on a farm between Beetown and Cassville.  She went to a small country school near their farm.

On December 30, 1943, she married Burnell A. Wilder of Cassville.  From this marriage came two sons, LaVern and Kevin.  The family lived in Cassville, Potosi, and then in 1957, they bought a home in Lancaster where they resided for 50 years and celebrated 50 years of marriage.  Betty was a homemaker; she loved to cook and bake.  Growing up every meal was big.  She loved flowers, cardinals, and the color red.  She enjoyed watching mud bogging and demolition derbies.

Betty will be remembered for her kind, loving heart and her "spunk", by everyone who knew her.  She would hug people she just met and tell them "I love you."  She touched the hearts of many friends and family as a sister, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother.  We couldn�t have had better.  She was our Angel in our hearts, and always will be.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Burnell on April 19, 1994; her parents, Fred and Odelia Bausch; three sisters, Leila (Herbert) Bellis, Alice (Martin) Schmidt, and Rosemary (Lyle) Clauer; and two brothers, Francis Bausch and Fredrick �Sonny� (Shirley) Bausch.

Betty is survived by her two sons, LaVern (Christine) Wilder, Zepher Hills, FL and Kevin (Gayle) Wilder, Potosi; three grandchildren, Jeffrey (Chrissy) Wilder, Michael (Jen) Wilder, both of FL, and Jesse Wilder of Potosi; three great-grandchildren, Alex, Abby and Darden Wilder, all of FL; and a sister-in-law, Shirley Bausch of Mt. Hope.

Funeral Services were held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, April 1, 2011, at Martin Funeral Home, 111 S. Tyler St, Lancaster, with Fr. Richard Leffler officiating.  Burial was in Hillside Cemetery in Lancaster.  Family and friends called from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, March 31, 2011 at Martin Funeral Home, and from 10:00 a.m. until time of services on Friday at the funeral home.


Floyd Wilder

Floyd L. "Frog" Wilder, Jr., age 61 of Mount Hope, died Tuesday, October 20, 2015, at Gundersen Lutheran Hospital in La Crosse.  He was born on August 24, 1954, in Flint, MI, the son of Floyd L. and Nona L. (Dunnington) Wilder, Sr.  Frog worked at Crossing Rivers Health, formerly Prairie du Chien Memorial Hospital, for 15 years as a maintenance technician.  Frog was loved by his co-workers, family and many, many friends.  He will be best remembered for his eagerness to help anyone, anywhere, at any time; his playful humor, love of the outdoors and animals - wild, domestic, sauteed or fried.

Survivors include his four daughters: Brandy Schmidt, North English, IA; Ruby (John Andrews) Wilder, Prairie du Chien; Jamie Wilder, Gays Mills; Hannah (Jason) Kluedtke, Boone, IA; 10 grandchildren:  Chloe, Peyton, Alana, Brandon, Trinity, Thaedyn "Buddah," Nicole, Harper, Jace, and Averi; a brother: John (Linda) Wilder, Stoughton; a niece, Ashlee and a nephew, Justin; two honorary children: Tory and Colby.

In addition to his parents, Frog was preceded in death by a brother James in infancy and his beloved dog, Molly.

A Celebration of Life was held on Saturday, October 24, 2015, at 11:00 a.m. at Schwartz Funeral Home & Cremation Services in Lancaster.  Private family burial was in the Beetown Cemetery, Beetown.  Family and friends were welcome for visitation on Friday, October 23, 2015, from 11:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. and one hour prior to services on Saturday at the funeral home.  In lieu of plants and flowers, memorials may be given in Frog's name for Metastatic Cancer Research.


Gary N. Wilkins

Gary Neal Wilkins, age 72, of Platteville, died unexpectedly of acute leukemia, on March 9, 2016, at UW Hospital, Madison, surrounded by his family.  Gary was born in Platteville, WI on March 10, 1943, son of the late Neal and Ruth Wilkins.  Gary attended Liberty Ridge Country School and graduated from Lancaster High School in 1961.  Along with being mechanically inclined and able to fix almost anything, Gary spent most of his life farming the Wilkins Farm in Platteville.  On July 3, 1999, he was united in marriage to Kay (Fruit) Johnson.  Gary previously worked at UW-Platteville, Gro Alliance and most recently enjoyed working at Menards as well as owning a lawn service business.  Time away from Platteville was spent in Florida and five wonderful years in Tennessee living near his daughter Amy and family. Every day was an adventure with Gary.  He enjoyed many things in life including his family, farming, snowmobiling, raising horses, obtaining his pilot's license, building and owning planes, working at small airports and being a good friend to all.  He always had an interest in cars, which led to a passion for stock car auto racing, NASCAR, and close friendships with Sterling Marlin and Dick Trickle.  He previously served the community on the Platteville Board of Education and was a founding member of the Platteville Drift Busters Snowmobile Club. He currently was president of the Southwest Wisconsin Auto Club, a member of the Platteville United Methodist Church and a board member of the Prairie View Condo Association.

He is survived by his wife Kay Wilkins; children: Aaron (Lori) Wilkins and Amy (Drake) Garrison, and their mother, Jeanne (Ferris) Durkis; grandchildren Tristan Garrison and Jaime (Kurt) Holscher; great-grandchildren Kate and Emily Holscher; step-son Joshua (Theresa) Johnson and their children, Alexander, Aurora and Epona; special twin sister Mary Wilkins, sisters Linda (Roger) Martin and Ann (John) Van De Wiel; Aunt Erma Knutson, and many wonderful cousins, nieces, nephews, and their families.

Funeral services were held on Tuesday, March 15, 2016, at 10:30 a.m. at the Platteville United Methodist Church with Reverend Brenda Whitford officiating.  Burial was in Greenwood Cemetery, Platteville.  Family and friends called on Monday, March 14, 2016, from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at Martin Schwartz Funeral Home & Cremation Services in Platteville.  Friends also called on Tuesday, March 15, 2016, from 9:30 a.m. until time of services at the church.  A Gary Neal Wilkins Memorial Fund has been established.


John W. Wilkinson

John William Wilkinson, age 78, of Mount Hope, passed away on Wednesday, September 24, 2014, at Gundersen Lutheran Medical Center in LaCrosse.  He was born on October 7, 1935, the son of William J. and Nellie (Ward) Wilkinson.  John graduated from Patch Grove High School in 1953.  He enlisted in the United States Army in March of 1953 and served his country for three years in Granite City, IL and Orleans, France.  John also served two years in the Army Reserves, followed by twenty-nine years in the WIARNG, retiring in 1984 as CW3.  He married Mary J. Moore on June 21, 1957.  They divorced in 2000.  John later met his soul-mate and true love, his fianc�, Susan McCartney.  They resided in Millville with his other love, Jimmy, his four legged buddy.

John was a mechanic, handyman, tinkerer, and jack-of-all-trades his entire life.  His greatest love was to share his mechanical knowledge with all of those he knew.  John never lacked a fix-it-job for himself or others even if it meant trying out a new tool or gadget.  He was a quiet and humble man who spoke volumes.  John always stepped up to help when he saw a need without wanting or seeking recognition for all of his good deeds.  He was a constant source of support and wisdom for his family and friends.  John had a quiet unspoken pride for those he loved.   He was a member of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows and a paid for life member of the Gray Wachter Murphy American Legion Post No. 229 of Mount Hope.  John was an avid supporter of fellow veterans.

Survivors include his fianc�, Susan McCartney and her daughter, Mona (Keith) Wilson; his son, John R. �Junior� (Abby Tredennick) Wilkinson; his daughter, Janet (Roger) Friedlein; his grandchildren:  Jeremy, Casey, Bella, Zach, Tyler, Brendley, Wayne, Amanda, Kris, Kyle, and Jonah; his great-grandchildren:  Chuck, Danica, Lainey, Natilie, Andy, Phoenix, Dravon, Trae, and Kris, Jr.; his brother, Jerry (Ilene) Wilkinson; his nephew, Kevin (Deb) Wilkinson and family; his niece, Karen (Gary) Welter and family.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two infant siblings and his sister, Doris (Eugene) Werner. 

Funeral services were held on Monday, September 29, 2014, at 10:30 a.m. at Martin Funeral Home & Cremation Services in Bloomington with Pastor Mike Christensen officiating.  Burial with military honors was in Patch Grove Cemetery, Patch Grove Township.  Family greeted friends on Sunday, September 28, 2014, from 1:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. at Martin Funeral Home & Cremation Services in Bloomington and on Monday from 9:30 a.m. until time of services at the funeral home.  In lieu of plants and flowers, memorials may be given to the Gray Wachter Murphy American Legion Post No. 229 of Mount Hope. 


Timothy E. Wilkinson

Timothy E. Wilkinson, age 51, of Mt. Hope, died on July 4, 2011, at home on his farm following a sudden and quick battle with a rare neurodegenerative disease.  He was born on September 12, 1959, to William �Bill� and Catherine �Kitty� (Dressler) Wilkinson.  He married Ann M. Laufenberg on July 28, 1978.  Together they operated the family farm.  His passion for farming was evident throughout his life.  He also did other side jobs off the farm and most recently obtained his CDL.  Tim enjoyed playing softball, basketball, shooting pool and playing cards.  He was a well respected and well liked man to many.  His contentment with life was admirable.  Tim did not ask for much nor did you hear him complain too much.  His two grand-girls brought a new meaning to his life in the most recent years. 

Survivors include his wife, Ann of Mt. Hope; one daughter, Bobbie J. (Brent) Ledbury, Hudson and their two girls, Lauren and Lilith �Lily;� his parents: William �Bill� and Catherine �Kitty� Wilkinson, Mt. Hope; his brother, Todd E. Wilkinson, Prairie du Chien; other relatives and many friends.

He was preceded in death by a brother Tedd E. Wilkinson, who died at birth.

To honor Tim�s wishes, a private family service and burial will be held on his farm at a later date.  Martin Funeral Home in Bloomington is assisting the family.


Courtney Williams

Courtney D. Williams, age 20, of Appleton, formerly of Cassville, passed away on Saturday, November 29, 2014, at Appleton Medical Center.  She was born on September 7, 1994, in Lancaster, the daughter of Clayton and Jacquelin (Kirschbaum) Williams.  Courtney graduated from Cassville High School in 2013.  She excelled in Forensics and enjoyed hand bells.  Courtney also enjoyed participating in school plays, chorus, volleyball and softball.  During high school, she was employed at Okey�s Market in Cassville.  Following graduation, Courtney moved to Altoona and most recently resided in Appleton.  She attended Chippewa Valley Technical College.  Courtney was an avid reader and loved fishing.  She collected elephants and enjoyed nature, especially frogs, turtles and sturgeon.  Courtney dearly loved spending time with her nieces and nephew.  Her disposition and passion for life will be greatly missed. 

Survivors include her parents, Clayton and Jacquelin Williams; her siblings:  Nicole (Nathan) Mihm; Hayley and Ashley Williams; her maternal grandmother, Eloise Kirschbaum; her paternal grandfather, William Williams; her nieces and nephew:  Alexis, Reagan, and Carter Mihm; many aunts, uncles and cousins.

Courtney was preceded in death by her maternal grandfather, Laverne Kirschbaum; her paternal grandmother, Dorothy Williams; and an uncle, Tim Williams.

Funeral services were held on Monday, December 8, 2014, at 11:30 a.m. at St. Charles Catholic Church in Cassville with Reverend Pamela Strakeljahn officiating.  Private family burial was in Cassville Cemetery, Cassville at a later date.  Family and friends called on Sunday, December 7, 2014, from 3:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. at St. Charles Catholic Church and on Monday from 10:30 a.m. until time of services at the church.  Memorials donated will be used to establish a scholarship fund in Courtney�s name.  Martin Funeral Home & Cremation Services in Cassville is assisting the family.


Delilia E. "Sis" Williams

Delilia E. �Sis� Williams, age 86, of Cassville, died on Thursday, October 9, 2008 at Grant Regional Health Center in Lancaster.  She was born on November 29, 1921 in Ellenboro Township, the daughter of John and Edna (Wolf) Williams.  Delilia attended school in Victory. She loved to collect dolls, play bingo and puzzles and loved to visit with people.

     Delilia is survived by three brothers:  Kenneth (Delores) Williams, Cassville, LeRoy (Leola) Williams, Cassville and Donald (Virginia) Williams, Lancaster; many nieces and nephews and great-nieces and great-nephews; special cousins, Mary and Ron Dodd.

     She was preceded in death by her parents; a brother, Carson (Helen) Williams; an uncle, Bert Williams and a nephew, Jack Williams.

     Funeral services were held at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, October 14, 2008 at Martin Funeral Home in Cassville with Pastor Jim McMahon officiating.  Burial was in Greenwood Cemetery in Platteville.  Family and friends were welcomed from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Monday, October 13 and from 9:00 a.m. until time of services Tuesday all at the funeral home.


Dolores M. Williams

    Dolores M. Williams, age 72, of Cassville, died on Tuesday, May 6, 2008, at her home.  She was born on May 14, 1935, in Lancaster, the daughter of Carl and Nettie (Atkinson) Hochhausen.  Dee graduated from Lancaster High School.  In 1957, she was united in marriage to Jim Williams.  Dee had five children and was employed at the Dubuque Pack.  She later owned and operated Someplace Else Tavern in Potosi.  Dee moved to Cassville in 1988 and was employed at Rapid Dye and later, Swiss Colony.  She enjoyed bowling, gardening, boating, camping and traveling with her special friend, Arnie.  Dee truly loved spending time with her children and grandchildren and having a good time with family and friends.

     Survivors include her children: Randy Williams, Potosi; Lisa Scholl, Potosi; her mother, Nettie Schaefer, Lancaster; her special friend, Arnie Junk, Cassville; six grandchildren: Ronnie (Brittney) Scholl, Cassville; Kyle, Luke, and Logan Scholl, Potosi; Maggie and Gunther Williams, Potosi; one great-grandchild, Cameron Scholl, Cassville; Arnie�s children: LuAnn Biba, Arthur; Bruce Junk, West Palm Beach, FL; other relatives and many friends.

     Dee was preceded in death by her father and her three children: Johnny, Ronnie, and Rita; and Arnie�s son, David Junk.

     Funeral services were held on Friday, May 9, 2008 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Charles Catholic Church in Cassville with Father John Norder officiating.  Burial was at a later date.  Friends called on Thursday, May 8, 2008, from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and on Friday, May 9, 2008, from 10:00 a.m. until time of services at the Martin Funeral Home in Cassville.


Dorothy Williams

Dorothy M. Williams, age 81, of Patch Grove, entered onto the pathway to the new life on Sunday, May 27, 2012, at her home surrounded by her family. She was born on July 19, 1930, in Beloit, the daughter of Walter and Dorothy (Butterfield) Williams. On January 13, 1959, Dorothy was united in marriage to Bill Williams in Rockford, IL. She was employed at Walmart in Platteville and Prairie du Chien. Dorothy was a member of the United Methodist Church in Bloomington and its Ruth Circle. She enjoyed quilting, sewing, playing cards, and watching birds. Dorothy dearly enjoyed her family, which was the love of her life.

Survivors include her husband, Bill; children: Cynthia (Richard) Taylor, Patch Grove; Clayton (Jackie) Williams, Beetown; Kevin (Donna) Williams, Dodgeville; Jill Danielson, Friendship; Lori Love, Sparta; Andrea (Dan) Mays, Cherokee Village, AK; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren; three brothers, Richard, Norman (Cookie) and Charles (Carol) Dieter.

In addition to her parents, Dorothy was preceded in death by a son, Tim Williams, and a brother, Walter Williams.

Funeral services were held on Friday, June 1, 2012, at 11:00 a.m. at the Martin Funeral Home in Bloomington with Pastor Mike Christensen officiating. Burial was in Patch Grove Cemetery, Patch Grove. Family and friends called on Friday from 9:00 a.m. until time of services at the funeral home.


James A. Williams

     James A. "Jim" Williams, age 75, of Potosi died Tuesday, March 31, 2009 at Mercy Medical Center in Dubuque.  He was born on August 3, 1933, in Lancaster, the son of Arthur and Ethel (McCartney) Williams.  He graduated from Lancaster High School in 1951.  He was employed at Dubuque Pack for many years, retiring in 1982.  Jim was a "jack-of-all-trades."  He operated a salvage "shop"� in addition to roofing, white washing and operated a tavern and a laundry mat.  Jim loved fishing, hunting, bowling, camping and playing cards.

       Survivors include his children: Randy Williams, Potosi; Lisa (Gary Wiederholt) Scholl, Potosi; his "sweetie,"� Carol Keller, Potosi; six grandchildren: Ronnie (Brittney) Scholl, Lancaster; Kyle, Luke, and Logan Scholl, Potosi; Maggie and Gunther Williams, Potosi; one great-grandchild, Cameron Scholl, Lancaster; his brother: Tom (Donna) Williams, Kewascum; brother-in-law, Ivan Yoose, Potosi; sister-in-law, Roseann Shell, Lancaster; Carol�s children: Monica (Mike Halverson) Butler, Dubuque, IA; Ron (Mia) McIntyre, Belvidere, IL; Kim (Chuck) Kohl, Dubuque, IA; 11 grandchildren; 5 great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

      In addition to his parents, James was preceded in death by two children: Ronnie and Rita and his brothers and sisters:  Ruby (Ed) Freymiller, Jerry Williams, June Yoose, Raeann (Stanley) Funk, and Dick Williams.

       Memorial services were held on Saturday, April 4, 2009, at 10:30 a.m. at St. Andrew Catholic Church in Tennyson with Father Richard Leffler officiating.  Burial will be at a later date.  Friends called on Friday, April 3, 2009, from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Martin Funeral Home in Potosi and from 9:30 a.m. until time of services on Saturday at the funeral home. 


LeRoy Williams

LeRoy J. "Roy" Williams, age 86 of Cassville, passed away Saturday, April 25, 2015 at Orchard Manor Nursing Home, rural Lancaster. He was born January 4, 1929 in Viroqua, the son of John and Edna (Wolf) Williams. Roy attended Buckwheat Ridge School in Ellenboro Township. On June 6, 1950 Roy was united into marriage to Leola M. "Lee" Blackbourn. He was part of the construction crew that built Dairyland Power Plant in Cassville, and also farmed. Roy began hauling for Schumacher Trucking, and with Lee's help operated Williams Wayside in Ellenboro. They moved to Hightstown, New Jersey where Roy continued trucking and was later employed with Coca-Cola. After retiring, Roy and Lee moved back to Cassville.

Surviving is his loving wife of sixty five years Lee, their daughters; Donna (Dave) Hutchinson, and Linda (George) Howay; Grandchildren; Barbara and Daniel (Alison) Hutchinson, Jennifer (Brian) Andre, Michele (Alan) Page, Marianne (Joe) Armstrong, Brienna and Christian Howay; Twelve Great grandchildren, Two brothers; Donald (Bernadette) and Kenneth (Delores "De De") Williams, and many nieces and nephews.

He is preceded in death by a brother Carson (Helen) Williams, sister, Delilah "Sis" Williams, two sister in laws, Virginia Williams and Marilyn (Charles) Blietz, and a nephew Jack Williams

Funeral services were held on Monday, April 27, 2015 at 11:00 a.m.  at Martin Funeral Home in Cassville. Burial was in Hurricane Cemetery, Waterloo Township. Family and friends called on Monday, April 27, 2015 from 9:00 a.m. until time of services at the funeral home.


Virginia A. Williams

     Virginia A. Williams, age 73, of Lancaster, died on Thursday, February 19, 2009, at Orchard Manor Nursing Home, rural Lancaster, surrounded by her family.  She was born on October 8, 1935, in Cassville Township, the daughter of Lawrence and Lila (Kirschbaum) Wiest.  She graduated from Cassville High School in 1953.  On February 2, 1960, Virginia was united in marriage to Donald E. Williams at St. Charles Catholic Church in Cassville.  Together the couple farmed in the Cassville and Fennimore areas.  In 1972, they moved to South Lancaster Township, where they farmed for many years.  In 1990, they moved to Lancaster.  Virginia was a member of St. Clement Catholic Church.  In addition to spending time with her family, she enjoyed her vegetable and flower gardens.

       Survivors include her husband, Donald, Lancaster; three children: Laura Williams, Madison; Mike (Sarah) Williams, Stitzer; Tina (Mark) Lorenz, Janesville; four grandchildren:  Wesley and Jordan Williams, Mitchell and Ellie Lorenz; one sister, Bernilda Britt, Dubuque, IA; three brothers, Julius (Lois) Wiest, Dennis (Peggy) Wiest, Gary (Julie Dean) Wiest, all of Cassville; brother-in-law, Merlin Bartels, Belmont; many nieces, nephews and other relatives and many friends.

       In addition to her parents, Virginia was preceded in death by one brother, Morris Wiest; two sisters, Marena Buschbom and Geraldine Bartels. 

       Funeral services were held on Monday, February 23, 2009, at 10:30 a.m. at St. Clement Catholic Church in Lancaster with Father William Seipp officiating.  Burial was in St. Clement Cemetery, Lancaster.  Friends called on Sunday, February 22, 2009, from 1:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. at Martin Funeral Home in Lancaster.  In lieu of plants and flowers, a Virginia A. Williams memorial fund was established.


Jared Winkers

Jared J. Winkers, age 17, of Cassville, passed away on Monday, July 20, 2015, at his home due to an accidental shooting.  He was born on August 4, 1997, in Lancaster, the son of Kelly and Kit (Kelley) Winkers.  Jared graduated from Cassville High School in May 2015 and was attending Southwest Wisconsin Technical College in Fennimore working towards a welding certificate and CNC Setup/Operation certification.  He had a passion for guns and cars and loved hunting, playing his guitar and his Xbox.

Survivors include his parents, Kelly and Kit Winkers; his siblings:  Jacob (friend Cortney) Woodford; Jamie (Jen) Woodford; Jessica (Nick) Hansel; his nephew and niece: Taylor Woodford and Destiny Hansel; his aunts and uncles:  Megan (Brad) Kelley; Jessica (Luke) Steger; Karen (Doug) Derks; Kent Winkers; Kevin Haas; his paternal grandparents:  Robert and Marlene Winkers; his maternal grandparents; Don and Janet Kelley; his girlfriend, Brooke Ploessl; his dog, Poopy; many cousins, other relatives and friends.

Jared was preceded in death by his great-grandparents.

Family and friends called on Monday, July 27, 2015, from 3:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at the Cassville High School Gymnasium in Cassville.  Family and friends were invited to share memories of Jared on Monday at 8:00 p.m. at the gymnasium.  Burial will be at a later date.  Martin Funeral Home & Cremation Services in Cassville is assisting the family.


Celestine Winkler

Celestine Cornelius �C.C.� Winkler, Jr., 77, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, April 30, 2014 at Orchard Manor Nursing Home, Lancaster.  He was born on May 5, 1936, the son of Celestine and Emma (Friesen) Winkler.  Celestine Jr. lived his life in Potosi, Wisconsin.  He served in the U.S. Navy.  He married his best friend, Viola Reuter, on September 3, 1955.  C.C. was an extremely devoted husband, father, grandfather and friend to all. 

As hobbies, C.C. enjoyed hunting and fishing.  He joined the Potosi Volunteer Fire Department in 1960 and served as Chief from 1969 to 1985, when he resigned.  He was re-elected Chief in 1994 until his retirement in 2002.  C.C. was passionate about the well-being of others and through his efforts a new Fire House was built, which serves the community and surrounding areas.  C.C. was a respected member of the community and will be sadly missed.

He is survived by his wife, Viola; his son, Tim and wife Ginny; daughters:   Amy (Terry) Ziegler, Lori Steiner, Mona (Jeff) Wing; and many loving grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews and extended family.

Funeral services were held on Monday, May 5, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Andrew Catholic Church in Tennyson with Father Richard Leffler officiating.  Burial was in the St. Andrew Cemetery, where there will be a U.S. flag presentation.  The family received friends from 9:00 a.m. until the time of services.  Luncheon will be served at SS Andrew-Thomas School immediately following.

Memorial donations may be made in C.C.�s name to the Potosi Fire Department, 210 N Main St Potosi, WI 53820

A special thank you to Tri-State Dialysis, Orchard Manor Nursing Home and St, Jude Hospice for their tender care and support.

�To live in hearts we leave behind is not to die.� Thomas Campbell


Charles W. Witzig

Charles W. Witzig, age 90, of Platteville, died on Friday, July 3, 2009, at Southwest Health Center in Platteville.  He was born on September 22, 1918, in Clifton Township, the son of William and Winifred (Millard) Witzig.   He graduated from Livingston High School.  On February 28, 1942, Charles was united in marriage to Betty Marie Gard.  Charles joined the United States Army and served his country as a medic in the Philippines during World War II.  After his discharge, Charles farmed in Ellenboro Township until his retirement in 1979.  Charles was a member of the VFW and enjoyed traveling with his wife.Survivors include his three children:  Charlene (Pete) Schmidt, Goshen, IN; Richard Witzig, Boscobel; Robert (Holly) Witzig, Montfort; five grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and two great-great grandchildren; a brother, Bob Witzig, Fennimore; a sister, Janice Austin, Platteville; other relatives and many friends.

In addition to his parents, Charles was preceded in death by his wife, Betty on August 25, 1995; six brothers and sisters: Zoa, Marian, Paul, Joe, Ned, and Henrietta.

Funeral services were held on Monday, July 6, 2009, at 6:00 p.m. at Martin Schwartz Funeral Home in Platteville with Rev. Mary Ann Floerke officiating.  Private family burial with military honors was held.  Friends called on Monday, July 6, 2009, from 4:00 p.m. until time of services at the funeral home.

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