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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.


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.

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.


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.


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.


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.


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 (fiancé 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.


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 (fiancée 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 (fiancée, Bill Yoose), Potosi ; Danny (Theresa), Lancaster; Davey Jr. (Tammi), Platteville; Rhonda (Dan) Stelpflug, Milwaukee and John (fiancé, 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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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 nepews.

      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. 


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.


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.


Mildred B. Wolf

     Mildred B. Wolf, age 93, of Lancaster, died on Thursday, November 12, 2009, at Orchard Manor Nursing Home, rural Lancaster.  She was born on August 12, 1916, the daughter of Ulysses and Augusta (Rossow) Boyd in Ellenboro township.  Mildred was united in marriage to Charles W. Wolf on January 1, 1942 at the Methodist Parsonage in Lancaster.  He preceded her in death on January 24, 1989.  She worked at the Grant County Independent, the Lancaster Care Center as a Nurses’ Aid before retiring from the Lancaster Memorial Hospital as a ward clerk. 

       Mildred was a gourmet cook, enjoyed embroidery, quilting, traveling and loved music and performing with her sister, Dorothy.  She loved her family and especially her grandchildren. 

      Mildred is survived by her three children:  Weyma Jean Reavis, Minneapolis; Rodney (Norma) Wolf, Lancaster and Douglas (Karla) Wolf, Pahrump, NV; 12 grandchildren; 29 great-grandchildren; her sister, Dorothy Walker, Lancaster; many nieces and nephews.

       She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Charles; a granddaughter, Cory Timmerman; two sisters:  Elva Haines and Theresa Boyd and a brother, Harry Boyd.

       Funeral services were on Monday, November 16, 2009, at 10:30 a.m. at Schwartz Funeral Home in Lancaster with Robert Orr officiating.  Burial was in Hillside Cemetery, Lancaster.  Friends called on Sunday, November 15, 2009, from 2:30 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at Schwartz Funeral Home and from 9:30 a.m. until time of services on Monday.


Donna J. Wolfe

Donna J. Wolfe, age 80, of Lancaster, died on Friday, March 26, 2010, at Meriter Hospital in Madison with her loving family at her side.  She was born on March 28, 1929, in Mt. Ida, WI, the daughter of Leo C. and Luella M. (Haas) Speaker.  Donna graduated from Fennimore High School.  On November 16, 1948, Donna was united in marriage to Paul Wolfe, Sr. at St. Clement Catholic Church in Lancaster.  She started her job career at Lancaster Memorial Hospital for a few years before helping her husband, Paul run the Midway Tavern in Potosi for over 38 years.  They retired in 1995 and enjoyed spending time on the banks of their favorite fishing holes in northern WI.  Donna loved to fish, often besting Paul with her catch.  She delighted in giving most of her catch to her friends.  Seventeen years ago, after suffering a debilitating stroke following aneurysm surgery, Donna continued to enjoy life despite the doctor’s prognosis.  She continued to crochet afghans for grandchildren and great-grandchildren and took pleasure in all wildlife.

Survivors include her husband of 61 years, Paul Wolfe, Sr., Lancaster; eight children, 24 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren:  Kristine M. (Ronald) Zenz, Bagley and their children, Yvonne (Michael) Piontek, Oakdale, MN, their children, Kaitlynn and Haley; Chad (Paula Nerby) Zenz, Verona, their children, Andrew and Kylie; Regina Zenz, Camp Douglas, Nichole (Todd) Wiest, Cassville, their children, Trae, Jay and Trent Mezera; Heidi (Charles) Williams, Bagley, their children, Skyler, Morgan and Adam; Vanessa Zenz, Bagley, her son, Jacob Meyers; Tyson (Maria) Zenz, El Paso, TX; Aleise (Cyril) Oyen, Potosi, their children, Peter (friend, Jessica Laufenberg) Oyen, Madison, Jennifer (Jamie) Yager, Dubuque, their children, Margaret and Johnathan; Angela (Anthony) Capps, Potosi, their children, Jayden and Journee; Cory (fiancé, Trisha Lemieux) Oyen, Richland Center; Paul G. Jr. (Jeanne Berndt) Wolfe, Potosi, their children, Adam, Potosi and Abby (friend, Mason Nemitz); Ann (Thom) Peters, LaFarge, their children, Donna Mae, Rebecca and Pamela, her son, Isaiah Murphy; Jill (Craig) Moldenhauer, Princeton, their children, Cara (Matt) Heagany, Ft. Atkinson, their children, Ethan, Hope, Alyssa and Grant; Cyndi (Richard) Bruchard, Ft. Atkinson, Craig M. Moldenhauer, Madison; Michael (Bonita Reynolds) Wolfe, Dickeyville, their children, Brittany Madison, Kyle, Dickeyville, Michelle and McKenzie, Dickeyville; Mark (Wendy Fowler) Wolfe, Olathe, KS, their son, Mitchell Fowler and Lori (Dexter Lyga) Wolfe, Eau Claire; a sister, LaVon (James) Patzner, Potosi; two brothers:  Marshall (Nancy) Speaker, Fort Worth, TX and Mark (Sue) Speaker, Little Rock, AR; many nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her two brothers, Hugo in 2009 and Warren in 1999.

Funeral services were held on Monday, March 29, 2010, at 11:00 a.m. at St. Andrew Catholic Church in Tennyson with Father Richard Leffler officiating.  Burial was in the Church Cemetery.  Family and friends called on Sunday, March 28, 2010, from 2:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. and from 10:00 a.m. until time of services all at St. Andrew Catholic Church.  Martin Funeral Home in Potosi is serving the family.  In lieu of flowers and plants, memorials are suggested to St. Andrew Cemetery.


Della Ann Womack

     Della A. Womack, age 67 of Belmont died Tuesday, December 30, 2008 at the Finley Hospital in Dubuque.  She was born on January 13, 1941, the daughter of Harvey and Edith (Diders) Johnson in Cuba City, WI.  Della married Joseph H. Womack on June 24, 1961 at the Lutheran Church of Peace in Platteville.  She was a life long member of the Lutheran Church of Peace.  Della liked to listen to music and especially enjoyed her grandchildren.

       Della is survived by her husband, Joe, Belmont; her daughter, Karen (Brent) Schroeder, Platteville; three grandchildren:  Trent, Megan and McKenzie; her sister, Velma (Merle) Curtis, Cuba City; a sister-in-law, Jan Johnson, Fayette; many nieces and nephews.

       She was preceded in death by her parents and her brother, Donald Johnson.

       Funeral services were held at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, January 3, 2008 at the Lutheran Church of Peace in Platteville with the Reverend Jeffrey Pederson officiating.  Burial was held at Greenwood Cemetery in Platteville.  Family and friends were welcome from 3:00 until 7:00 p.m. on Friday, January 2, 2008 at Martin Schwartz Funeral Home in Platteville and from 9:30 a.m. until time of services Saturday at the church. 


Joseph H. Womack

Joseph H. Womack, age 79, of Belmont , WI , died Tuesday, January 3, 2012, at his home.

Joe was born on November 15, 1933 in Platteville , WI , a son of Guerdon & Berneice (Manual) Womack.

He married Della A. Johnson on June 24, 1961, at the Lutheran Church of Peace in Platteville.

Joe had a strong personal faith, and was a member of Lutheran Church of Peace. He loved being a grandfather, and enjoyed the time he spent with his grandchildren. Joe worked at Thermolyne in Dubuque , until his retirement.

Joe is survived by his daughter, Karen Womack of Platteville; three grandchildren, Trent, Megan, and McKenzie Schroeder; and nieces, nephews, and other loving relatives & friends.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Della, in 2008; his parents; two sisters, Helen Jones, and Dorothy Creasy; and several infant brothers and sisters.

Funeral Services were held at 1 pm on Saturday, January 7, 2012, at Lutheran Church of Peace in Platteville, with Pastor Jeffrey Pederson officiating. Burial was at a later date in Greenwood Cemetery in Platteville. Visitation was from 11 am to 1 pm prior to the service Saturday at the church. Martin Schwartz Funeral Home in Platteville is assisting the family.


Loyle K. Wood

Loyle K. Wood, a loving and devoted husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather, age 79, of Cassville, died following open heart surgery on Tuesday, March 20, 2012, at St. Mary’s Hospital in Madison. He was born on February 13, 1933, in Grant County, the son of Lawrence and Leila (Dolphin) Wood. Loyle attended Bloomington High School. He entered the United States Navy during the Korean Conflict and served his country from 1951 until 1955 on the USS Hamul. On January 21, 1956, Loyle was united in marriage to Elaine Sanders in Madison. After their marriage, the couple moved to Whitewater where Loyle attended college. In 1957, the couple moved to the Cassville area where they farmed for thirty years. Loyle also sold silos, farm equipment, and seed corn. After farming, he was an Insurance Agent for Bloomington Farmers Mutual where he also served on the board, and was the secretary/treasurer and manager of the company. He retired at age 75. Loyle was a member of St. Peter’s Lutheran Church in Cassville and the VFW Post No. 7080 of Cassville. He served on various boards and committees for the surrounding community. Loyle was a private pilot, an avid sports fan, and enjoyed hunting, fishing and bird watching. Most of all, he loved spending time with his family.

Survivors include his loving wife of fifty-six years, Elaine Wood, Cassville; their children: Stuart Wood, McFarland; Steve (Ann) Wood, Waunakee; Sandy Wood, Sun Prairie; Stan (Kathy) Wood; Shawn (Dena) Wood; Susan (Mitch) Degenhardt, all of Cassville; Spencer Wood, Chicago, IL; ten grandchildren: Jeremy (Megan) Wood, Brooke (Tyler) Niesl, Jordan, Aaron (Desiree), Trenton, Brandon, Blake, and Brinley Wood, Andrea and Tiffany Degenhardt; three great-grandchildren; his three siblings: Janice Briggs, Madison; Keith (Kay) Wood, and Joann (Richard) Pellock, all of Cassville; two sisters-in-law: Irene Wood and Lois Wood, both of Cassville; other relatives and many friends.

In addition to his parents, Loyle was preceded in death by a son, Stacey Wood, and his brothers: Raymond, Loren (Marge) and Robert“Dean” Wood; and a brother-in-law, John Briggs.

Funeral services were held on Saturday, March 24, 2012, at 11:00 a.m. at Martin Funeral Home in Cassville with Reverend Pamela Strakeljahn officiating. Burial with military honors was held in Cassville Cemetery. Family and friends called on Friday, March 23, 2012, from 3:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at the funeral home and on Saturday from 10:00 a.m. until time of services at the funeral home. In lieu of plants and flowers, a Loyle K. Wood Memorial Fund has been established.


Betty L. Woodford

Betty L. (Drew) Woodford, age 78, of LaCrosse, formerly of Lancaster, died on Friday, September 7, 2012, at Gundersen-Lutheran Hospice in LaCrosse. She was born on January 27, 1934, in Lancaster, the daughter of Walter and Elsie (Fralick) Drew. As a child, she loved spending time with her maternal grandparents, Clarence and Hazel Fralick in Bagley. Betty graduated from Lancaster High School in 1952. She furthered her education at Southwest Wisconsin Technical College in Fennimore. Betty was employed with Job Services in Lancaster and most recently in LaCrosse. She loved her job and just retired at age seventy-five. Betty enjoyed spending time with family and friends. Her greatest joy came from helping people. Betty was a very generous person with a big heart. She also enjoyed watching QVC and HSN. Betty was a member of St. Clement Catholic Church in Lancaster.

Survivors include her children: Walter Woodford, N1706 Breidel Coulee Rd., LaCrosse; and Susan (Terry) Olson, 154 S. Jackson, Lancaster; 8 grandchildren; fourteen great-grandchildren; her brothers: Norman (Juanita) Drew; Jerry (Jeannie) Drew; Mark (Tammy) Drew; and Rex Drew; several nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends.

In addition to her parents, Betty was preceded in death by her children: Wendy Woodford and Richard “Woody” Woodford.

In keeping with Betty’s wishes there will be no services. Private family burial will be at a later date. Schwartz Funeral Home is assisting the family.


Kenneth D. Worsham

Kenneth D. Worsham, age 81, of Mt. Hope, died on Wednesday, August 11, 2010, at Grant Regional Health Center in Lancaster.  He was born on November 16, 1928, in Dubuque, IA, the son of Raymond and Anna (Besler) Oberfoell.  On September 25, 1952, he married Maralyn Rauch at Dubuque, IA.  Kenneth was an employee and retired from the Dubuque Beef Packing Company.

Survivors include his daughter, Dana (John) Breuer, Sterling, IL; two sons: Timothy Worsham, Mt. Hope; Tarin (fiancé Carol Esser) Worsham, Kenosha,; grandson, Joshua (Holly) Breuer, Stockton, IL; two great-grandchildren: Caitlin and Cody Breuer.

In addition to his parents, Kenneth was preceded in death by his son, Shayne.

Funeral services were held on Monday, August 16, 2010, at 1:30 p.m. at Martin Funeral Home in Cassville with Father John Meinholz officiating.  Burial will be in Cassville Cemetery, Cassville Township.  There was no visitation.


Lois E. Wulf

     Lois Eleanor (Volp) Wulf, age 91, passed away at home with her daughters by her side on December 30, 2009 after a brief battle with Leukemia.

     Lois was born June 17, 1918 in Menomonie, Wisconsin the daughter of  Frank and Clara (Stokke) Volp.  She graduated from Menomonie High School in 1936 and the University of Wisconsin-Stout in 1941.  She began her teaching career in Prescott, WI where she met the love of her life, Merton H. Wulf.  They were united in marriage on May 31, 1943, and settled in Lancaster, WI in 1946. He preceded her in death on November 28, 1986.  Lois taught Home Economics in Lancaster (one year in Bloomington) for 20 years; she and Mert retired from the Lancaster School District in 1977.

      In addition to teaching, Lois and Mert managed the Lancaster Golf Course for 13 summers.  Lois was a member of the Lancaster Congregational Church, PEO, and Eastern Star for over 50 years, and also a long time member of the church choir. 

      Lois was generous with her time and talents in the Lancaster community. She loved to socialize & have a good time. She was known for her quick wit & her warm smile.  She enjoyed traveling with her daughters & was an avid sports fan of all Lancaster sports as well as collegiate and professional teams. 

      Lois is survived by three daughters, Sharon (Larry) Lemanski of Commerce, TX;  Pamela (Douglas Clapp) Humphrey of Parker, CO; Barbara (Tom Kuban) Wulf of Madison, WI;  Grandchildren, Scott (fiancé Tracy Pena) Lemanski Corpus Christi, TX,  Jennifer (Andrew Monaco) Lemanski, Edinburg, TX,  Sarah (Steven) Reinprecht, Boca Raton, FL, Amanda Clapp, Arlington, VA; Andrew, Eric & Leah Kuban, Madison, WI.  Great-grandchildren, Henning Reinprecht and Katherine Monaco. Sister-in-law Hannah Volp and many special nieces, nephews and cousins.

      Lois was preceded in death by her parents and her husband Merton Wulf; siblings Glenn Volp, Valeria Miller, Earl Volp, Richard Volp, & Frank Volp; Mother- and father-in-law Clinton and Fae Wulf; sisters-in-law Merle Haack, Leone Sibilsky, brothers-in-law Milton Haack & Marvin Sibilsky; niece Lana Siebers and nephew Frank Volp.

      We would like to extend a very special thank you to Mom’s wonderful neighbors, Charlene & Norbert Schildgen and Lois & Virgil Vorwald, who made it possible for Mom to remain in our family home by looking in on her and doing all kinds of helpful tasks and to all of mom’s wonderful friends and family who always made her feel so loved.  A special thank you to Theresa Dressler, Dr. Robert Stader & his staff, Grant Regional Health Center staff & Grant County Hospice staff.

     Funeral services were held on Saturday, January 2, 2010 at 10:00 a.m. at the Lancaster Congregational Church in Lancaster with Reverend Mark Dieter officiating.  Burial was in the Hillside Cemetery, Lancaster.  Friends called on Friday, January 1, 2010 from 1-4 p.m. at the Lancaster Congregational Church and from 9 a.m. on Saturday until time of services at the church.  In lieu of plants and flowers, a Lois E. Wulf memorial fund has been established.  The Schwartz Funeral Home of Lancaster is serving the family.