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    Gerald “Jerry” Edward Hewitt

    Baraboo – Gerald “Jerry” Edward Hewitt, age 82, of Baraboo, passed away on Friday, Feb. 7, 2020 at his residence. Jerry was born in Baraboo on Feb. 21, 1937 the son of Howard and Ruth (Feltz) Hewitt. He was a graduate of Baraboo High School and a veteran of the United States Army serving his country during the Korean War. After his honorable discharge, Jerry was employed at Badger Ordnance Army Ammunitions Plant. He had a love of country music and enjoyed lending a helping hand to his neighbors when needed. Survivors include his four children, Dawn Jenkins, Susan Dailey, Cory Hewitt, Jason Kieffer; five grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; four sisters,…

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    Reverend Monsignor Orra Charles Schluter

    Baraboo – Reverend Monsignor Orra Charles Schluter, 75, of Baraboo, entered eternal life on February 16, 2020 at the age of 75, at Ascension Columbia St. Mary’s Hospital in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.  He was born on February 4, 1945 in Fort Knox, Kentucky, and is predeceased by his parents, Charles and Frances (Ellison) Schluter and sister-in-law, Patricia. After attending St. Joseph Parish Catholic Grade School, Baraboo, Wisconsin, Msgr. Schluter attended public High School in Baraboo. He started his collegiate studies at Loras College, Dubuque, Iowa, where he earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in History. He studied for a master’s degree in history at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. He attended St.…

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    Claude Michael “Mike” Cahoon

      Baraboo – Claude Michael “Mike” Cahoon, age 73, of Baraboo, passed away on Friday, Feb. 14, 2020 at UW Hospital in Madison. Mike was born on June 20, 1946 in Baraboo, the son of Claude and Ivol (Richards) Cahoon. He was a 1964 graduate of Wisconsin Dells High School and began working at Hanson’s Clothing Store in Wisconsin Dells soon after. In 1966, he obtained his river boat pilots license which allowed him to drive the Original Wisconsin Dells Duck Boats. In 1967, Mike was united in marriage to Dianne Marie Mitchell at First United Methodist Church, Baraboo. From this union they had a daughter, Wendy Sue Cahoon. Mike…

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    Sara Ann Zech

    Sara Ann Zech, age 58, of Baraboo, passed away on Thursday, Feb. 6, 2020 at St. Clare Hospital due to heart complications. Sara was born on April 18, 1961 in Baraboo to Charlotte Premo and Robert Fish. She attended Baraboo High School and moved to Colorado where she graduated from Colorado University with a degree as a licensed practical nurse. She then moved back to Wisconsin in 2006 and worked for WPS in Madison. In her spare time she enjoyed playing cards, reading, gardening and spending time with family. Survivors include her parents, Charlotte and Robert; three sisters, Laurie Schwartz, Charlene (Fred) Foster, Robin Palmer; and many nieces, nephews and…

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    Michael Kenneth Baxter

    Michael Kenneth Baxter, age 31, of Baraboo passed away on Friday Jan. 24, 2020. Michael was born on Jan. 25, 1988 in Baraboo, the son of Michael Wesley and Kerrilyn (Vertein) Baxter. Michael had an extreme passion for his profession as a culinary chef.  He also enjoyed spending time in the outdoors and was always up for an adventure. He truly loved his family, friends and lived life to its fullest. Mikie will be dearly missed by the many lives he has touched. Survivors include his mother, Kerrilyn; step-father, Michael Cole; sister, Fawn (Mark Hilke) Baxter; maternal grandparents, Ken (LaVeta) Vertein; paternal grandmother, ZoeAnn Baxter; and many aunts, uncles, nieces,…

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    Maxine Ray Voeks

    Maxine Ray Voeks, age 96, long time resident of Baraboo, passed away on Friday, January 24, 2020. Maxine will lovingly be remembered by her five children, Dean (Karen Kindschi), Glenn (Vicki Sefkar), Janice (Mark McCollow), Lisa (Reid Chase), Rochelle (Randy Newman). She will also fondly be remembered by her eleven grandchildren as well as her twelve great-grandchildren. Maxine was preceded in death by her husband of 53 years, Elroy; as well as her six brothers and one sister. A public visitation will be held at Baldwin Funeral Services, 520 East St., Baraboo, on Wednesday, January 29, 2020 from 12:00 p.m. noon until 2:00 p.m. A private family graveside service will…

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    Maxine Marie Uptagraw

    Maxine Marie Uptagraw, age 80, of Baraboo, passed away peacefully on Sunday, Jan. 19, 2020 at St. Clare Meadows Care Center surrounded by her loving family. Maxine was born one of 6 six children to Martin and Alice (Oleson) Uptagraw on Aug. 26, 1939 in Mazomanie. Maxine lived in Prairie Du Sac and moved to Baraboo in 1965 where she owned and operated a child care service. In her spare time she enjoyed dancing, especially on a Saturday night to her favorite country music. She will be truly missed by her family and friends. Survivors include her sister, Marlene (Richard) Walls; and many nieces, nephews, and best friend, Patrick Ennis.…

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    Frederick Charles Terbilcox

    Frederick Charles Terbilcox, age 93 of Baraboo, passed away on Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2020. Fred was born on Oct. 29, 1926 in Baraboo, the son of Fred and Pearl (Bauer) Terbilcox. Fred attended Baraboo High School and enlisted in the United States Navy serving his country during WWII. After his honorable discharge, he attended school in LaCrosse and transferred to Madison where he received a degree in accounting. On Sept. 1, 1951 he was united in marriage to Betty Jane Latotzka at the EUB Church in Baraboo. From this marriage they had three children, Patricia, Thomas and Amy. Fred was employed at Ohmeda Medical Supply Company for over 39 years.…

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    Rodney James Alfred Giese

    Rodney James Alfred Giese, age 85 of Baraboo, passed away on Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2020 at his residence. Rodney was born on the Giese homestead in the Township of Honey Creek, Sauk County, on Feb. 27, 1934 to Albert and Elsa (Miller) Giese. He was a veteran of the United States Air Force stationed in Germany during the Korean War. On Dec. 28, 1963 he married Shirley Rathman. From this marriage they had two children, Julie and Rodney Jr.. Rodney was employed as an air traffic controller in Alaska, Illinois and Minnesota until the mid 1980’s. He then worked for the United States Post office in Madison as a mail sorter…

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    Marilyn Karch

    Marilyn Karch, age 92 of Baraboo, passed away on Friday, January 3, 2020 at St. Clare Hospital. Marilyn Karch was born in Viola, Wisconsin in 1927, the third of four children to cheesemakers Derward and Eva Lepley. After enduring some tough times in the Depression, the family moved from the country to Milwaukee and Marilyn attended the very large Western Division High School, where she finished at the top of her class. An English teacher thought so much of Marilyn’s intellect and ability that she organized scholarships for Marilyn to attend Downer College. Marilyn wanted to be a nurse so she transferred to Madison General Hospital Nursing School, graduating with…

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    Raymond Harold Deininger, Moncks Corner

    MONCKS CORNER—Retired Chief Petty Officer Raymond Harold Deininger, died peacefully on Dec. 17, 2019. He was a veteran of The Vietnam War. Family and friends of Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Deininger are invited to attend his Memorial Service at 3…

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    Barry L. Berg

    Merrimac – Barry L. Berg, age 73, of Merrimac, passed away on Friday, Dec. 20, 2019 at his residence. Barry was born on Dec. 4, 1946 in DeKalb, Illinois the son of Edward and Villa (Judkins) Berg. He attended DeKalb High School and was drafted into the United States Navy and  served his country in the Vietnam War. On March 31, 1973 he was united in marriage to Barbara Jenkins in Aurora, Illinois. From this marriage they had two daughters, Lisa and Erica. In 2002, they moved to Merrimac where Barry worked at Alkar Company in Lodi before his retirement. In his spare time, Barry liked to work on his…

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    Charlene Jane “Pixie” Cook

          Portage/Baraboo – Charlene Jane “Pixie” Cook, age 80, of Portage, formerly of Baraboo, passed away on Monday, Dec. 2, 2019 at Tivoli Nursing Home in Portage. Charlene was born on Feb. 27, 1939 in Reedsburg, the daughter of Orine and Anna (Verch) Pixley. She was a graduate of Baraboo High School and on Feb. 20, 1964 she was united in marriage to Franklin F. Cook in Baraboo. From this union they were blessed with four children, Franklin “Frankie”, Paulette, Bobette “Bobbie” and Forrest. Charlene attended Sauk Co. Teacher’s College and was employed at the telephone company in her early years. She then joined her husband in working the family…

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    Judy Kay Bruckert

    Ontario, WI – Judy Kay Bruckert, age 58, of Ontario, WI., passed away on Thursday, Nov. 14, 2019 at St. Clare Hospital in Baraboo. Judy was born on Oct. 23, 1961 in Sauk City, the daughter of Richard and Martha (Gieck) Bruckert. She was previously married to Billy McKittrick on Aug. 8, 1988. Judy enjoyed the outdoors, crafts, and spending time with her family. Survivors include her father, Richard; two children, Tasha Bruckert (Eric Blackwood) and Crystal (Christopher “Monk” Johnson) McKittrick; step-daughter, Tonya (Zimmermann) Mortimer; adopted son, Jason Germann; grandchildren, Alyssa, Dylan and Kaylee Gonzagowski, Zayne and Alyxaira Johnson; Justin Reichhoff, Jayden Zimmermann, LynnMarie, Ian and Evann Blackwood; three sisters,…

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    Ruth Anne (Neiman) Chapman

    Watertown/Baraboo – Ruth Anne (Neiman) Chapman, age 94, of Watertown, formerly of Baraboo, passed away on Tuesday, November 12, 2019 at University Hospital and Clinics in Madison. Ruth was born on June 18, 1925 in Chippewa Falls, the daughter of Joseph and Helen (Bogumill) Neiman. She was united in marriage to Joseph John Chapman at All Saints Cathedral in Milwaukee. He preceded her in death on April 22, 1975. Ruth owned and operated a retail arts and crafts store and is survived by her son, Craig Smith. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, November 20, 2019 at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 413 S. 2nd St., Watertown,…

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    Gary Lloyd Brown, 66, Pewaukee

    Age 66, of Pewaukee, Wis., passed away Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2019 at Crossroads Care Center in Pewaukee, after an extended illness. A celebration of Gary’s life will be held Saturday, Nov. 2 from noon to 4 p.m. at Baraboo Country…

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    Helen M. (Hammer) Page

    Helen M. (Hammer) Page, age 77, of Baraboo, passed away peacefully on Thursday, October 17, 2019 at the Agrace Hospice Care Inpatient Facility in Fitchburg with her loving family by her side. Helen was born on November 20, 1941 in Scales Mound, IL to Elmer and Margaret (Kendall) Hammer. As a young child she moved to Shullsburg, WI to be raised on a farm with her parents and four siblings. Assisting her father as a farm hand later produced her tremendous hard work ethic she was well know for. Helen graduated from Shullsburg High School in 1959. Following High School she went to St. Mary’s School of Nursing and graduated…

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    Daniel E. “Dan” O’Brien

    Daniel E. “Dan” O’Brien, 60, of Baraboo, passed away on Monday, September 23, 2019 at Agrace Hospice Center in Fitchburg. Dan was born on December 2, 1958 in Darlington, WI the son of Larry (Jane) O’Brien and Donna (Peter) Reichling. Helived in Shullsburg and graduated from Shullsburg High School in 1977. Following high school, Dan had previously worked for the Lafayette County Sheriff’s Department and later at Ho-Chunk Casino as a supervisor until health issues came about. On September 15, 2001, Dan married Denita Benson. He was an avid sports fan of the Green Bay Packers and Wisconsin Badgers. Survivors include his wife, Denita of Baraboo; son, David Tuescher of Cassville;…

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    Ingeborg Magarete (Luda) Vinicky

      Ingeborg Magarete (Luda) Vinicky, known by her friends as Inge Smaha, 93, of Baraboo, passed away on Tuesday, September 17, 2019 at St. Clare Meadows Care Center. She was born on Dec. 2, 1925 in Lipzig, Germany, the daughter of Maximillan and Marta (Schadlid) Luda. Inge was raised in the circus life and began her performing career in 1937 in a roller skating act called the “Champions”. The Troup was well known in Germany and throughout Europe where they received honors for best performers. She moved to Spain in 1941 and continued on tour for the next four years. In 1946, Inge met her husband, Antonin Vinicky while touring…

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    Ingeborg Margarete (Luda) Vinicky

    Ingeborg Magarete (Luda) Vinicky, known by her friends as Inge Smaha, 93, of Baraboo, passed away on Tuesday, September 17, 2019 at St. Clare Meadows Care Center. She was born on Dec. 2, 1925 in Lipzig, Germany, the daughter of Maximillan and Marta (Schadlid) Luda. Inge was raised in the circus life and began her performing career in 1937 in a roller skating act called the “Champions”. The Troup was well known in Germany and throughout Europe where they received honors for best performers. She moved to Spain in 1941 and continued on tour for the next four years. In 1946, Inge met her husband, Antonin Vinicky while touring with…

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    Margaret E. Ormond

    Margaret E. Ormond, 79, of Baraboo, passed away on Thursday, Aug. 29, 2019 at St. Clare Meadows Care Center. Margaret was born at home on Dec. 21, 1939 in the Township of New Haven, the daughter of Charlie and Eunice (Larsen) Byers. She was a 1957 graduate of Oxford High School and was employed as a data entry processor at Flambeau Plastics, Sevko Plastics and Sysco Foods. In her later years, she worked at Walmart as a cashier until her retirement. Margaret loved animals and was very fond of her two cats. She enjoyed listening to Polka music and crocheting. Survivors include her two sons, Charles and Ray Ormond; three…

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    Donna D. Cleveland

    Nekoosa – Donna D. Cleveland, 64, of Nekoosa, passed away on Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2019 at Aspirus Wausau Hospital surrounded by loved ones. Donna was born on July 12, 1955 in Sanford, North Carolina, the daughter of McKensey Barker and Geneva Maxine Drier. Donna lived her life on her own terms and always cared for others along the way.  She worked at Rainbow Casino in Nekoosa as well as working as a private caregiver for many families.  She excelled at both, and those who knew her remember her as a kind and hospitable person. Donna traveled across the country living in Missouri and California for several years each. Her soul…

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    Debbie L. Hillmer

    Debbie Lynn Hillmer, 60, of Baraboo, passed away on Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2019 at her residence. Debbie was born on Aug. 30, 1958 in Plymouth, WI, the oldest daughter of Norbert and Sandra (Kappel) Hintz. Debbie was a 1977 graduate of Sheboygan Falls High School where she was on the homecoming court. She attended cosmetology school in Green Bay and worked as a hairstylist for over 18 years. Later, she enrolled in college at UW Madison and received a degree in accounting and worked for 22 years at Foremost Farms until her retirement. On October 16, 2004 she married Jon Hillmer in Baraboo. In her spare time, Debbie enjoyed tending to her flower gardens and driving around the countryside in…

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    Debbie L. Hillmer

    Debbie Lynn Hillmer, 60, of Baraboo, passed away on Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2019 at her residence. Debbie was born on Aug. 30, 1958 in Plymouth, WI, the oldest daughter of Norbert and Sandra (Kappel) Hintz. Debbie was a 1977 graduate of Sheboygan Falls High School where she was on the homecoming court. She attended cosmetology school in Green Bay and worked as a hairstylist for over 18 years. Later, she enrolled in college at UW Madison and received a degree in accounting and worked for 22 years at Foremost Farms until her retirement. On October 16, 2004 she married Jon Hillmer in Baraboo. In her spare time, Debbie enjoyed tending to her flower gardens and driving around the countryside in…

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    Owen L. Hinrichs

    Owen L. Hinrichs, 85, of Baraboo, passed away on Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2019 at St. Mary’s Hospital in Madison. Owen was born on Nov. 10, 1933 in Reedsburg the son of Albert and Emma (Wegner) Hinrichs. On May 25, 1968 he was united in marriage to Geraldine Luther at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Baraboo. She preceded him in death on March 21, 1998. Throughout his life Owen worked various jobs which included Baraboo Sysco Foods, Ed Sorge Trucking and self-employed carpentry work for many years. In his free time he enjoyed traveling across the country, especially Alaska, and was an avid fisherman and hunter. Survivors include three sisters, Irene…

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    Owen L. Hinrichs

    Owen L. Hinrichs, 85, of Baraboo, passed away on Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2019 at St. Mary’s Hospital in Madison. Owen was born on Nov. 10, 1933 in Reedsburg the son of Albert and Emma (Wegner) Hinrichs. On May 25, 1968 he was united in marriage to Geraldine Luther at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Baraboo. She preceded him in death on March 21, 1998. Throughout his life Owen worked various jobs which included Baraboo Sysco Foods, Ed Sorge Trucking and self-employed carpentry work for many years. In his free time he enjoyed traveling across the country, especially Alaska, and was an avid fisherman and hunter. Survivors include three sisters, Irene…

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    Robbie Crafton

    Robbie Crafton, 77, of Baraboo, passed away on Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2019 at Sauk County Health Care Center in Reedsburg. Robbie was a 1960 graduate of Tulia High School in Tulia, Texas. On Dec. 30, 1961 she married Charles “Chuck” Crafton in Tulia, Texas. Robbie was a homemaker most of her life and moved to Baraboo several years earlier to be close to family. She had accepted Jesus as her savior. Survivors include her husband of 57 years, Charles; two children, Catherine (Gregory) Harding and Timothy (Regina) Crafton; four grandchildren, Garrett, Alicia, Ariana and Alexander; brother, William Gardner. In addition to her parents, Robbie was preceded in death by a…

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    Shirley M. Wolterstorff

    Shirley M. Wolterstorff, 85, of Baraboo, passed away on Friday, Aug. 16, 2019 at Devine Rehabilitation and Nursing in Lodi. Memorial services will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 27, 2019 at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 727 8th St., Baraboo. Visitation will be at the church on Friday, Sept. 27, 2019 from 12 pm (noon) to time of service. A full obituary will be published in the month of September. Baldwin Funeral Services, 520 East St., Baraboo, is assisting the family with arrangements.

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    Gregg Ernest Miller, 71, Rochester, Minn.

    ROCHESTER, MINN.—Gregg passed away unexpectedly, August 9, 2019. He was born in Manitowoc, Wis. on September 7, 1947, to Winford and Shirley Miller. He graduated from Manitowoc Lincoln High School and attended UW-Oshkosh. Gregg’s career took him all around the…