Obituaries

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22
Oct

Carl V. Anderson

Carl V. Andersen, age 86, passed away on Wednesday, Oct. 15, surrounded by his family. He was born on June 2, 1928, in Rutland, the son of Victor and Alta Andersen. 

He married Betty Stone on June 7, 1952 in Oregon.

Carl farmed in the Town of Rutland until 1956. After farming, the family moved to Stoughton where he worked for the streets department for five years and then for the Dane County Highway Department until his retirement.

He was an avid Badger, Packer, and Brewer fan. He also enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren at their events.

Wed
22
Oct

Sheri L. Nelson

Sheri L. Nelson (nee Smithback) , age 55, passed away at her residence on Tuesday, Oct. 7, after a courageous battle with cancer.

She was born on Jan. 25, 1959, in Denver, Colo., the daughter of Jon and Lillian (Armendarez) Smithback. 

Sheri graduated from Stoughton High School.

She was a waitress at Koffee Kup in Stoughton until her illness. She enjoyed her cats, Cleo and Miss Kitty, and traveling up north to Phillips for camping. The greatest joy was spending time with her family and especially her grandchildren.

Wed
22
Oct

Joyce B. Gaither

Joyce B. Gaither, age 78, of Stoughton, passed away at home on Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014, surrounded by her family. She was born on July 4, 1936, in Chillicothe, Ill., the daughter of John and Irene (Rose) Belsley. 

She married H. Keith Gaither Jr. on March 17, 1955, in Jasper, Ark. Joyce was a loving mother and housewife and worked part-time for Asleson’s True Value Hardware in Stoughton for eight years in the early 2000s. In her spare time she enjoyed reading and spending time with family and her cat Muffit. 

Joyce is survived by three children, Jennifer L. McCaulley of Louisville, Ky., Jeffrey (Tina) Gaither of Stoughton and Harvey (Karen) Gaither, III of Manteno, Ill.; nine grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. 

She was preceded in death by her parents and husband. 

Wed
22
Oct

Robert Woodstock

Robert Joseph Woodstock, age 71, went to be with the Lord on Sunday, Oct. 19, at the Edgerton Care Center Nursing Home in Edgerton after battling several major health issues.

He was born in Center Township of Rock County, the son of Edith Bratzke Woodstock and Leonard H. Woodstock.

Robert graduated from Stoughton High School in 1961.

He was a member of the Risen Savior Lutheran Church in McFarland.

Robert worked many years and in several different positions at Highway Trailer Co. (Dorsey Trailer) in Edgerton.

In 1970, he bought a farm outside of Edgerton where he enjoyed his dogs and hunting. 

Wed
15
Oct

Marilyn Joan Midthun

Marilyn Joan Midthun, age 86, passed away on Monday September 29, 2014 at her home surrounded by her family.  She was born on May 27, 1928 in Stoughton, WI.  The daughter of Wilmer and Norma (Moe) Rein.  She married Thorlife Midthun on February 20, 1949.  Together they farmed in the town of Pleasant Springs for many years.

Marilyn was a stay at home Mom that raised three children and helped out with the farm chores.

Wed
15
Oct

Elaine Ruth Krueger Hale

Elaine Ruth Krueger Hale, beloved mother, grandmother, sister, and aunt, died on Sunday, Oct. 5 at the University of Wisconsin Hospital in Madison.  She was 94. The causes were pneumonia and sepsis which developed after a traumatic fall.

Born in Green Bay, Wisconsin on Dec. 13, 1919 to Louise (Nowitke) Krueger and Richard Krueger, she grew up there. Elaine attended Roosevelt Grade School and East High School, both of which were located near her home on East Mason Street. She hoped to attend college, but the Great Depression and the outbreak of World War II prevented her from achieving that goal. Nevertheless, she inculcated her children with a passion for learning and encouraged them to go to college and graduate school.

Wed
15
Oct

Kathryn C. “Katie” Everson

Kathryn C. “Katie” Everson, age 81, passed away peacefully at her home on Saturday, Oct. 11, 2014 surrounded by her family.  

She was born in Bloomer on Jan. 18, 1933 the daughter of Milton and Mabel Stelzer. Katie graduated from Stoughton High School in 1951. On Aug. 16, 1951 she married Robert Everson Jr.  

Katie was a life member of Order of the Eastern Star. She was a charter member of Covenant Lutheran Church and active in Bell Choir, Women of the church, and made wonderful Rommegrot for the annual Syttende Mai church breakfast. Katie was a hard worker and was exceptional at handiwork, her talents showed in her dedication to the family farm, upholstery projects and countless volunteer hours of mending for the residents of Skaalen for over 10 years. She was very competitive and enjoyed playing games and completing puzzles.  

Wed
15
Oct

Mary K. Vosberg Kruckenberg

Mary K. Vosberg Kruckenberg, age 52, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on Wednesday, Oct. 8. She was born in Platteville on November 15, 1961 the daughter Francis L. and Anna J. Vosberg.

Mary graduated from Platteville High School, attended UW-Madison, graduated from UT-Austin and received her Master’s degree in business from Texas State in San Marcos.

In June 1984, Mary married Brian Kruckenberg. She worked as a computer programmer and was proud of her career with Computer Sciences Corp.

Mary enjoyed gardening, being on the family farm and reading.

Wed
15
Oct

Lawrence E. Skar

Lawrence E. Skar, age 75, of Stoughton, passed away Monday, Oct. 6, 2014.  

Survivors include his wife, Lois Skar; children, Michael Skar, Kelly Skar, Toni (Bret) Anderson, Larry (Natasha) Skar, Lennart (Samantha) Skar, Luke (Anne) Skar and Jason (Lisa) Skar; brothers, Martin (Judy) Skar and Richard (Cathy) Skar; plus grandchildren and great-grandchildren.  

He was preceded in death by his parents, Harry and Mary Skar.

Funeral services were held at Gunderson Stoughton Funeral Home, 1358 Highway 51 N. at Jackson St., Stoughton, on Oct. 11, 2014.

Memorials may be made to the family.  

Online condolences may be made at gundersonfh.com.

Gunderson Stoughton
Funeral & Cremation Care
1358 Highway 51
873-4590

Wed
15
Oct

Rev. Richard Rem

Rev. Richard Rem was born Aug. 21, 1928, in Brainerd, Minn., to Rev. Oscar and Marie Rem. He was united in marriage to Darleen Mae Helgerson in 1950.

Richard graduated from Luther College in 1951 and from Luther Seminary in 1955. He served parishes and nursing homes in Wisconsin during his 37 years in the ministry. Richard continued to volunteer and do visitation until his death on Sunday, Oct. 5.

He is survived by his wife Darleen of 64 years; daughter Ruth (the Rev. Richard) Thickpenny; sons, Paul (Erica Fishman), Dave (Margie) and Steve (the Rev. Michelle) Rem; grandchildren, Stephen, Jon (Sarah), Emily, Jonathan (Lani), Heather, Rachel and Anna; great-grandchildren, Emma Grace and Andrew; brothers, John (Mari), Don (Mary); sister, Karen (the Rev. Monrad) Mandsager; sister-in-law, Betty Rem; brother-in-law, Fred Wright; and sister-in-law, Laurayne Solberg.

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