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    Paul Schroedl

    PAUL A. SCHROEDL, age 85, of Jefferson passed away at his home August 19, 2017. He was born on December 17, 1931 to Enos and Ottilia (Werner) Schroedl. Paul served in the United States Army from 1953-1955. He married Agnes “Aggie” Hoffer on July 6, 1957. Paul, along with his family, owned and operated Schroedl’s Market. He also worked at St. Coletta of Wisconsin in the Maintenance and Security Departments for 9 years. Paul enjoyed traveling, spending time with his family, camping, swing dancing, inventing different projects in his shop, the Green Bay Packers, and mowing his lawn on his John Deere tractor. He also enjoyed fishing and was recently…

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    Lorraine Ridgeman

    LORRAINE R. RIDGEMAN, age 73 of Sullivan passed away Monday August 14, 2017 at her home in Sullivan. She was born on October 3, 1943 in North Prairie daughter of the late John and Evelyn (Snodie) Liesenfelder. Lorraine married Thomas Ridgeman on June 2, 1962 at St. Jerome’s Catholic Church in Oconomowoc. She was employed at Three Pillars in Dousman for many years. Lorraine also served at the President of the Village of Sullivan for 4 years. She enjoyed crocheting, and playing BINGO. She loved to spend time with her family, especially her grandchildren and great grandchildren. She was a member of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Jefferson.…

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    Frances Weber

    FRANCES A. WEBER age 98, of Jefferson, WI passed away Saturday August 12, 2017 at Reena Senior Living in Fort Atkinson. She was born on October 3, 1918, daughter of the late Sebastian and Esther (Cullen) Hughes. She married LeRoy R. Weber on April 18, 1942 at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Albany, WI. He preceded her in death on April 5, 1992. Frances was a Registered Nurse and had worked at the Watertown Hospital. After she and LeRoy were married she became a full-time homemaker raising their 13 children. She volunteered at the Jefferson County Court House, Fort Atkinson Memorial Hospital, the American Red Cross, St. Vincent de Paul,…

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    L. Prust

    L. CHARLES “CHUCK” PRUST, 88, passed away on July 28, 2017 surrounded by his family at Alden Estates after suffering a brief illness, Chuck was born on April 20, 1929 near Lake Mills, WI, the son of Alvin and Loretta (Fischer) Prust. Chuck grew up in the Lake Mills area where he attended country school and graduated from Lake Mills High School in 1946. “Life is like a game of cards….how well you do in the end will depend on what you do with the cards you’ve been dealt.” Chuck loved to play cards especially with his family, at the Senior Center and with anyone who had time. As a…

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    Mary Schroeder

    MARY J. SCHROEDER, age 90 Jefferson passed away Thursday July 20, 2017 at Alden Estates of Jefferson. She was born on October 27, 1926 in Jefferson, daughter of the late George and Euphrosine (Endl) Schroeder. She married Robert E. Schroeder in October 16, 1954; he preceded her in death August 7, 1989. Mary was primarily a homemaker, but was also employed as an office manager at the Larson Canning Factory. She also worked at Master Mold in Johnson Creek retiring in the 80’s. She was a member of St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Parish. She is survived by her family; Daughters Joan Schroeder of Wittkins WI, Jean (Paul) Camacho of…

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    Carol Foelker

    CAROL E. FOELKER age 93 of Fort Atkinson, passed away at her home Sunday July 16, 2017. She was born in Eagle on February 22, 1924 to Anton and Elizabeth (Lane) Steinhoff. Carol married James Foelker on June 10, 1950 he preceded her in death on December 20, 2010. Together Carol and James farmed over 40 years in the Hebron area. Carol was a devoted mother, grandmother and great grandmother. Her Faith was the center of her life as she raised her children. She was a member of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Fort Atkinson. Carol also volunteered at St. Vincent de Paul, and the Jefferson Food Pantry. She will…

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    Jason Roundy

    JASON C. ROUNDY age 42 of Jefferson passed away Friday June 2, 2017 unexpectedly at his home in Jefferson. Jason was born on October 12, 1974 to Charle s and Carol (Zick) Roundy. He had been employed at McCain’s in Fort Atkinson and Generac in Jefferson. Jason recently finished his formal education at Madison Area Technical College in Computer Technology. He enjoyed gardening, cooking, fishing and spending time with his family and friends. His contagious smile and quick wit will be deeply missed by his family. Sisters Gail Kellermann of Oak Creek, Sherry (Slick Kirschbaum) Roundy of Jefferson, Khristy (Geno) Johnson of Shelbyville, KY. Nephews Andy Kellerman, Max Kellerman, Wesley…

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    Kathleen Strauss

    KATHLEEN J. STRAUSS, 67 of Lake Mills, passed away Tuesday June 13, 2017 at St. Mary’s hospital in Madison. She was born on July 21, 1949 to Eugene and Bernice (Phillips) Heinzelman. Kathleen married James D. Strauss on September 6, 1969 at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church in Lake Mills. She worked briefly at Crepaco in Lake Mills. She then became a full time homemaker. Working with her husband on the farm and taking care of her children and later her grandchildren filled her heart with joy. She is survived by her husband James Strauss of Lake Mills. Children Cindy (Ed) Krull-Begman of Humboldt SD, Bruce (Tammy) Strauss of Lake…

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    Fannie Griffin

    FANNIE EMMA MARIE GRIFFIN, 96, of Jefferson, passed away peacefully Monday, June 19, 2017, at Sunset Ridge in Johnson Creek. Fannie was born on February 12, 1921 in Jefferson to William and Alma (Buelow) Ives, and married John Griffin on June 12, 1954. She attended St. John’s Lutheran School, graduated from Jefferson High School and was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church in Jefferson. Fannie worked as a bookkeeper for Jamesway, Copeland Ryder Shoe Company, Nasco, Puerner Well Drilling, and the Night Owl Supper Club. Later in life she obtained her license and became a realtor. When Fannie was not working outside of the home, she was busy taking…

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    Elizabeth Bloch

    ELIZABETH “BETTY” BLOCH, age 91 of Jefferson passed away Wednesday July 12, 2017 at her home in Jefferson. She was born on April 30, 1926 in Merrill, Wisconsin, daughter of the late Frank and Evelyn (Whitney) Parent. She married Nicholas Rome, he preceded her in 1970. She then married Kenneth Bloch and he preceded her in 1997. Betty enjoyed raising her 4 boys and volunteering at church, and the Senior Center. She taught Sunday school and sang in the church choir during her high school years. She was a member of St. Mark’s Lutheran Church in Jefferson. She will be deeply missed by her family. Sons Scott (Debra) Rome of…

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    Donald Bruns

    DONALD WILLIAM BRUNS was born May 29th, 1932 in a farmhouse outside of Wabasso, Minnesota, to Ward & Tracy (Swartz) Bruns. He laid his eyes to rest peacefully, June 22nd, 2017 in his farmhouse outside of Johnson Creek, Wisconsin, after gazing one last time at the love of his life, and woke up in the arms of Jesus. Donald was born & raised in rural Minnesota. The oldest of 6 siblings, he was a natural leader. He grew up helping his Great Uncle “Popcorn John” on the farm, and wiring farmhouses with his dad. He was a man of many talents at an early age, from guitar picking to lock…

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    Gary Wiese

    GARY L. WIESE age 59, of Jefferson, WI passed away peacefully June 24, 2017 at his home in Jefferson. He was born on July 4, 1957 in Milwaukee, WI to Carl and Edna (Roth) Wiese. Gary owned Wiese Grocery Equipment in West Allis, WI. He enjoyed being with his family and friends. He was also an avid shopper, always looking for bargains. He enjoyed taking his boat out, either to fish or just to be on the water. Most of all, he enjoyed his land up north. Whether it was cutting the lawn, riding the ATV’s, watching the guys hunt, planting trees or other landscaping, it was his favorite place…

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    Ardes Klug

    ARDES E. KLUG, age 87 of Jefferson passed away Wednesday June 28, 2017 at the Rainbow Hospice Inpatient Center in Johnson Creek. She was born on May 15, 1930 in the Town of Ixonia, daughter of the late Herbert and Adela (Kuester) Degner. She attended St. Paul’s Lutheran School in Ixonia and graduated from Oconomowoc High School in 1948. On October 23, 1948 she married Albert “Bud” Klug from Farmington. Their marriage was blessed with four children. Bud and Ardes owned and operated the A & W that was in Jefferson, she worked at South Gate Floral, and was an Avon Representative for many years. She and Bud were the…

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    Steven Whiting

    STEVEN R WHITING age 67 of Jefferson passed away unexpectedly at his home in Jefferson June 30, 2017. Steven was born in Cedar Rapids Iowa on July 26, 1949 to Robert and Helen (Bowersox) Whiting. He graduated from Racine Horlick High School in 1967. He then served in the United States Navy during the Vietnam War 1970-1972 aboard the USS Joseph Hughes. He is survived by his family; Brothers Scott (Maureen) Whiting of Kingwood TX, Thomas (Linda) Whiting of Lake Mills. Nieces and Nephews Bryan (Michelle) Whiting, Miranda Whiting, Nick (Tori) Whiting, Noah Whiting, one great niece Tegan Whiting. Funeral services will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Sunday July…

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    Patricia Whiting

    PATRICIA E. WHITING passed away unexpectedly at her home on Friday July 7, 2017. She was born on May 13, 1947 to John and Dorothy (Koloth) Offner. Pat graduated from Jefferson High School, and went on to earn her Associate Degree as a Registered Nurse. She worked as a Registered Nurse and LPN at Countryside Nursing Home and private duty for Country Nurses. She also had worked at Ladish Malt. She was a member of St. James Lutheran Church in Cambridge. Pat was an avid reader, enjoying her flowers, camping and devoting as much time as she could to her granddaughters. She will be deeply missed by her husband James…

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    Kathleen Poredos

    KATHLEEN “KATY” A. POREDOS, age 49 of Jefferson passed away unexpectedly Monday October 3, 2016 at her home in Jefferson. Katy graduated from Cambridge high school in 1986. She volunteered at the VFW. Katy enjoyed spending her free time fishing. She will be deeply missed by her daughters Meghan (Kyle) Magritz of Jefferson, Christine Poredos of Jefferson. Granddaughter Bryn Magritz. Father William Poredos of Fort Atkinson. Two sisters Susie (Dean) Mueller of Beaver Dam, Patricia Poredos of Fort Atkinson, three brothers Jeff (Pam) Poredos of Johnson Creek, Randy (Kris) Poredos of Fort Atkinson, Marty (Abeba) Poredos of Madison. Significant Other Kurt Kernan of Fort Atkinson, and her “grand-kitty” Miss Kitty.…

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    Ursula Vogel

    URSULA L. VOGEL, 85 of Jefferson passed away Wednesday February 17, 2016 at her home, surrounded by her loving family. She was born on June 11, 1930 in Farmington, daughter of the late Arthur and Erna (Kopp) Weber. She married Raymond Vogel on November 6, 1948 in New Burn North Carolina; he preceded her in death on July 6, 2004. Ursula had been employed at Schweiger Industries for over 40 years retiring in 1992. She loved flowers and enjoyed sewing, most of all spending time with her children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren. She was a member of St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Parishes. She will be deeply missed by her…

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    Catherine Pauli

    CATHERINE M. PAULI, age 86, of Jefferson passed away Monday February 15, 2016 at Alden Estates of Jefferson. She was born on December 13, 1929 in Waterloo, daughter of the late Herman and Lilly (Kelch) Thorman. She graduated from Lake Mills High School in 1948. Catherine had worked at Creamy Packaging in Lake Mills, and Schweiger Industries. Catherine married Lawrence Pauli on April 27, 1940 at St. Bernard Catholic Church in Watertown; he preceded her in death on March 22, 1999. She enjoyed needle work and crocheting. She was a member of St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Parishes. Catherine is survived by her children daughter, Susan (Ronald) Dahnert of Fort…

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    Margaret Schroedl

    MARGARET A. SCHROEDL, age 89 of Jefferson passed away Saturday February 13, 2016 at the Jefferson Memory Care. She was born on July 6, 1926 to Henry and Anna (Motl) Riedl. She married Herbert Schroedl on November 9, 1946 at St. Henry Catholic Church in Watertown. Margaret was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, and great grandmother. She took pride in her home. She enjoyed painting, cake decorating, camping, playing cards and bowling. Most of all she enjoyed spending time with family. She was a member of St. Francis of Assisi Catholic parishes. She is survived by her husband Herbert of Jefferson. Children Thomas (Margaret) Schroedl of Fort Atkinson, John (Linda)…

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    Arlene Bender

    ARLENE V. BENDER, age, 73of Watertown passed away at Shorehaven Nursing home in Oconomowoc. She was born on August 29, 1942 in Fort Atkinson, daughter of the late William and Winifred (Maaz) Miller. She married Jack Bender on June 30, 1962. Arlene owned and operated the Concord House for 43 years. She was a member of St. Stephen Lutheran Church in Concord. She will be deeply missed by her family, husband Jack Bender of Watertown. Sons Chris Bender of Watertown, and John (Patricia) Bender of Concord. Grandchildren Kailey Bender (Alex Mueske), Adam Grulke, Brent (Alicia) Grulke, Courtney (John) McCool, Allison Bender, John Bender, Karissa Bender, Kaylin Bender, One Brother Alvin…

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    David Vandre

    DAVID B. VANDRE, age 64, of Hancock formerly of Milford passed away Friday January 22, 2016 at the Veteran’s Hospital in Madison. He was born on March 5, 1951 in Fort Atkinson to Ralph and Claire (Anderson) Vandre. He graduated from Fort Atkinson High school, class of 1969. He served in the Army Corps of Engineers from June of 1969 to February of 1970, he then served in the United States Army from February of 1970 to February of 1973 in Vietnam, in Camraha Bay, 25th Division mechanized, 1st Air Cav infantry, Division E-Company-Sniper, Long Bend-Military Police, and the Camrah Bay-Military Police, and at Fort Hood, Texas. David was a…

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    Duane Brunette

    DUANE C. “DEE” BRUNETTE, 78 of Jefferson passed away Tuesday, January 26, 2016 at the Rainbow Hospice Inpatient Center in Johnson Creek. She was born on July 15, 1937 in Newberry, MI, the daughter of the late Floyd and Mary (Lahey) Anderson. She married Norman L Brunette on July 1, 1955 in Milwaukee, WI at St. Mary Magdalene Catholic Church. He preceded her in death on July 12, 1997. Dee was employed at Generac Inc. for many years. She was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church in Jefferson, the Ladies Aid, and was a greeter at the church. She greatly enjoyed volunteering at the Senior Center, and Twice as…

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    Robert Reindl

    Robert G. Reindl “Butch”, 88 of Jefferson passed away Saturday January 9, 2016 at Rainbow Hospice Care in Johnson Creek. He was born on August 23, 1927 in Johnson Creek, son of the late George and Hazel (Sullivan) Reindl. After high school, Butch proudly served his country in the U.S. Army from 1949 to 1953. He married Lois Westerman on September 3, 1960. Together they attended many social events over the years, and loved to travel the U.S. along with many European countries including China, Japan, Russia and Greece. He was employed at Jones Dairy Farm in Fort Atkinson for 32 years where he made many friends. After retiring in…