Obituaries

Wed
23
Jul

Dalyce Y. Goldade

Dalyce Y. Goldade, age 78, of Stoughton passed away on Sunday, July 20, 2014. She was born on Sept. 12, 1935, in Frankfort, S.D., the daughter of Milton and Pearl (Michels) Motley.

Dalyce was united in marriage to Robert Goldade on Nov. 10, 1956. She attended and graduated from Aberdeen High School. Dalyce was employed at General Casualty Insurance Company for 20 years.

She enjoyed reading mysteries and history, traveling the world, watching her son and grandsons race and spending time with her family.

Dalyce is survived by her daughter, Robin (Kevin) Ballentine; sons, Tod (Terri) Goldade and Michel Goldade; two grandsons, Tod “TJ” (Karen) Goldade and Ryan (Erin) Goldade; two great-grandchildren, Brody and Natalie; brother, Dr. Dellyn (Mildred) Motley; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law and other relatives.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; and sister, Kay (Arvid) Realsen.

Wed
23
Jul

Daniel R. ‘Dann’ Judd

Daniel “Dann” Judd, age 62, passed away peacefully at his home with his loving wife, Marlene, by his side on Wednesday, July 16, 2014, following a battle with cancer.

Dann was born on July 9, 1952, in Stoughton, the son of Carroll and Elizabeth “Bess” (Taylor) Judd. He graduated from Stoughton High School in 1971.

Dann enlisted in the Marines in 1972. Later he was employed by Uniroyal for 35 years.

Dann married Marlene A. Anderson on Sept. 25, 1993. He was an avid reader and enjoyed the outdoors, fishing and hunting. Dann was a member of the Stoughton American Legion Post 59. Dann was also a dedicated Badger Football fan. In 1994 Dann and Marlene enjoyed a belated honeymoon to watch the Badgers achieve their first victory at the Rose Bowl. 

Wed
23
Jul

Edward E. Ortman Jr.

Edward E. Ortman Jr., 81, of East Peoria, Ill., passed away on Tuesday, July 15, 2014, at his residence.

Edward was born on Dec. 8, 1932, to Edward Sr. and Clara Quam Ortman in Madison. He married Carol Kruckenberg on June 8, 1957, in Edgerton. She survives.

Also surviving are his three sons, Danny Ortman of Bartonville, Ill., Tom (Linda) Ortman of Seymour, Tenn., and Robert Ortman of East Peoria, Ill.; siblings, Donna Clark, Sonia Tomlin, Sharon Manthey, Judy Woyak, Terry Ortman, Monte Ortman and Margit Pearson; seven grandchildren, Danyelle, John, Joseph, Caleb, Michael, Andrew and Jacob; one great-grandson, Bradley Wilson; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, Gale Ortman and Marc Ortman.

Wed
23
Jul

Bernard ‘Barny’ Jesse Beckwith

Bernard “Barny” Jesse Beckwith, age 85, passed away peacefully on July 18, 2014, at Skaalen in Stoughton. Barny was born in Riley on Oct. 3, 1928, to Jesse and Oral (Spitler) Beckwith. He married Louise Hermanson in Blanchardville on May 22, 1951. Barny was a Korean War veteran.

Barny enjoyed spending time fishing, collecting marbles, going to garage sales and spending time tinkering in his garage. Barny worked in the construction field, including building new homes in the Stoughton area. After retirement, he discovered his hidden talent of painting scenery on milk cans, kerosene burners and wheel barrels and saw blades. He will be remembered for his willingness to help others and his ability to re-purpose used items into treasures such as trailers.

Wed
09
Jul

Dylan R. Nelson

Dylan R. Nelson, age 25, passed away unexpectedly on Friday, July 4, 2014. He was born on July 4, 1989, the son of Jon and Sheri (Smithback) Nelson.

Dylan is survived by his mother, Sheri (Rick McLaughlin) Nelson; daughter, Paige Ava Rae Nelson; long-time girlfriend, Jordan Robinson; sister, Teena (Mitch) Nelson; brothers, Blaze (Ashley) Nelson and Joel (Tammy) Harper; grandmother, Lillian Smithback; and nieces and nephews, Ashley, Miranda, Wyatt, Olivia, Jaxson, Gabi, Lexx, Armani and Tiernee.

He was preceded in death by his father, Jon S. Nelson; grandfather, Jon Smithback; and grandparents, Rodger and Ellen Nelson.

Wed
09
Jul

Gloria J. Fosdal

Gloria J. Fosdal, age 72, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on Saturday, July 5, 2014. She was born on March 5, 1942, in Stoughton, the daughter of Gerhard and Ruth Kittleson. She married Wayne Fosdal on Oct. 11, 1969, in Stoughton.

Gloria attended Stoughton High School. She also worked various jobs such as planting and harvesting tobacco. Most recently she retired from St. Vincent DePaul. Gloria enjoyed going to the cabin and traveling. Her favorite trip was to the Bahamas. She also loved spending time with her family.

She is survived by her husband, Wayne; daughter, Sandra Yates; grandchildren, Jacob, Ali and Jordan Yates; her sister, Barb (Ken) Spink; special niece Cindy Spink and several other nieces and nephews; and her dog Bucky.

Gloria was preceded in death by her parents, daughter Cheryl Fosdal, and her brothers Gerald and Norman Kittleson.

Wed
09
Jul

Dorothy Brecht

Dorothy Brecht, age 88, passed away on Saturday, July 5, 2014, at Nazareth Health and Rehabilitation in Stoughton. Dorothy was born in Marshall, Minn., on Sept. 28, 1925, the daughter of Albert and Edith Anderson.

She was married to Charles Brecht in 1943 and together they had one daughter, Pamela. Dorothy worked as a bookkeeper for Quinn Chrysler-Plymouth, Inc. for many years.

She is survived by her son-in-law, Gary (Ellie) Kramer and grandson, Stewart Kramer, both of California; sister, Helen Hardman of Matteson, Ill.; brother, Richard Anderson of Red Bank, N.J.; nieces and nephews; and many friends.

Dorothy was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Charles, in 1984; daughter, Pamela Kramer in 1992; brothers, Everett and Cecil; and special friend, LeRoy Johnson.

Wed
09
Jul

Jon P. Melhuse

Jon P. Melhuse passed away on May 23, 2014, at the age of 60. He was born on May 27, 1953, in Alameda, Calif. Beloved husband of Connie McCaul Melhuse, and loving father of Benjamin Hammes, Jessica, Craig, and Alec Melhuse. Dear brother of late David, and mother Isabelle Melhuse. He is survived by brothers Tom and Peder Melhuse.

Jon was a devoted husband, father, and friend. His twinkling blue eyes, infectious smile, and sensitive and artistic spirit provided a source of joy, pride and comfort to all who knew him throughout his life.

Jon’s early years were spent in Coronado, Calif., before returning to Stoughton. Jon graduated from SHS in 1971, and Chicago is where he lived for over 30 years.

Jon will be missed by all his friends and family from Stoughton.

Wed
09
Jul

Tom Sandholm

Tom Sandholm, age 76, passed away peacefully on Monday, June 30, 2014 on River Walk at Skaalen Nursing & Rehabilitation surrounded by his family. He was born on Sept. 2, 1937, in Kenosha where he grew up. Tom enlisted in the U.S. Navy in 1955 and served his country for three years as a hospital Corpsman. Following his honorable discharge Tom attended UW-Madison where he studied law.

Tom worked at multiple law offices in Madison for several years before changing direction in his career and attending MATC in computer science. Upon his graduation from MATC Tom began working for the State of Wisconsin as a computer programmer and then as a systems analyst for over 20 years. Tom was an avid golfer and enjoyed watching all sports, especially the Badgers. He was a faithful friend of Bill W.’s for almost 22 years and was proud of that association. Tom had a large field of knowledge and was often sought out for answers to questions. He had a wonderful sense of humor.

Wed
02
Jul

Marian J. Peterson

Marian J. Peterson, age 89, passed away on June 25, 2014, at Skaalen Nursing and Rehab Center. She was born on Feb. 18, 1925, in the Township of Albion, the daughter of Jacob and Bernice Jenson.

Marian was baptized and confirmed at East Koshkonong Lutheran Church. After her marriage to Carroll Peterson in 1945, they became members of First Lutheran Church of Stoughton. She enjoyed traveling the U.S., especially Alaska and Hawaii. She especially enjoyed fishing and camping with Sally and Mike in Alaska and was very proud of pulling in a 75-pound halibut and many large salmon.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Carroll; her brothers, Rodell and Robert Jenson; grandson, Justin Heinzeroth; and her special friend, Dotty Offerdahl.

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