Obituaries

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Lois M. Skaar

Lois M. Skaar, age 85, of Cottage Grove, passed away on Tuesday, March 17, 2015, at the Stoughton Hospital. She was born on April 8, 1929, in Madison, the daughter of Roy and Elizabeth (Browne) McCredie. 

Lois married T. Wesley Skaar on March 22, 1947, in Madison. 

She was a member of Bryn Mawr Presbyterian Church and the church’s Ladies Union and Ruth Circle. Lois was also a member of the Buckeye School’s Mothers Club. She formerly worked at Red Dot. 

She loved traveling the world but also appreciated coming home. Lois especially enjoyed her Sunday breakfasts at the Maple Tree. 

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Elizabeth (Betty) Z. Schumacher

Elizabeth (Betty) Z. Schumacher passed away on March 22, 2015.

Elizabeth was born Oct. 31, 1931, the daughter of Matt and Ethel Brion. 

She was schooled in Kenosha, graduating from Kenosha High School in June 1950, where she met her true and only love, Jack Schumacher.

She lived in Kenosha until illness brought her to Stoughton in 2013, to be closer to her daughter Lynn and family.

On June 9, 1951, she married John (Jack) Schumacher who preceded her in death on July 13, 2011. They had one daughter, Lynn (Tim) Miller.

Elizabeth was a homemaker except for small part-time jobs. She enjoyed traveling with Jack, wintering in Sarasota, Fla.,cooking and keeping house. She was an ardent Green Bay Packer fan.

She was involved with Job’s Daughters, Bethel 77 and McKinley PTA. She was also involved in church office work at Grace

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William H. Karolus

William H. Karolus, age 77, died on Monday, March 23, 2015, at St. Mary’s Hospital. He was born in Freeport, Ill., on July 26, 1937, the son of Dr. Herbert and Marcella (Kobs) Karolus. 

Bill graduated from Northern Illinois University in 1959 with a Bachelor’s degree. He was drafted to the U.S. Army and was stationed in Germany. On June 26, 1965 Bill married Lorraine Beckman.

He spent a long career in the Insurance business and retired in 2004 as the Marketing Director for Rural Insurance of Madison. Bill was a very committed husband for 49 years and a wonderful father and grandfather. He was a man of true integrity and faith. 

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Cornelius “Clink” Drogsvold Norgaren

Cornelius “Clink” Drogsvold Norgaren, age 98, passed away on Wednesday, March 18, 2015, at Azura Memory Care.

Clink was born March 6, 1917, in Stoughton to Theodore and Annie Norgaren.  

He graduated from Stoughton High School in 1936. 

After graduation he drove a milk truck until enlisting in the Army in 1941. He received an Honorable Discharge in 1945. Clink was then employed by Rein, Schultz & Dahl for 41 years as a heavy machine operator. He retired in 1982.

Clink is preceded in death by his parents; brother, Peter St. Claire Norgaren; sisters, DeLores Norgaren and Elizabeth Arneson; nephew, Peter A. Norgaren; niece, Susan D. Christenson; and great nephew, Peter J. Norgaren.

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Reynold L. “Ren” Gullickson

Reynold L. “Ren” Gullickson, age 79, of Stoughton, passed away on Sunday, March 15, 2015, at St. Mary’s Hospital, surrounded by his loving family. He was born on July 30, 1935, in Stoughton. 

Ren graduated from Stoughton High School in 1953 and attended the UW-Madision for two years. He married Marjorie “Marg” Oyen on June 7, 1956, at Grace Lutheran Church in Loves Park, Ill. 

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Jerry Sellers 

Jerry Sellers, 82, of Belvidere, Ill., passed away March 10, 2015. He was born July 6, 1932, in Belvidere to Barney and Helen (Hoag) Sellers. 

Jerry married his wife Marion in 1951 in Belvidere. 

He graduated from Belvidere High School in 1950. 

Jerry worked for Standard Oil for 27 years. He was on the board for the town of Dunkirk for 20 years and was chairman of the board for 10 of those years. Jerry proudly served his country with the Navy. Jerry was a member of the American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW). 

He was an avid Badgers and Chicago Bears fan, golfer and fisherman.

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George Erickson Jr.

George Erickson Jr., age 80, passed away peacefully at his home in Arizona surrounded by his loving family on Thursday, March 12, 2015, after a courageous battle with cancer.  

George was born on the Erickson farm on July 26, 1934, in the town of Pleasant Springs, the son of Marlin and George Erickson, Sr.

He spent more than 50 years in the asphalt paving business. George worked for Ryan, Schultz & Dahl as a general superintendent and later owned and operated his own company, Erickson Paving. George also served in the U.S. Army from 1956 until 1958.  

He was a lifetime member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) and American Legion and a 47-year member of the Masonic Lodge of Wisconsin.  

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Roger Dean Chellevold

Roger Dean Chellevold, age 71, passed away peacefully at his home on March 13, 2015. He was born in Richland Center on March 6, 1944, to Herman and Leona (Thompson) Chellevold. He married Janet Marshall on Aug. 26, 1967.

Roger graduated from Richland Center High School in 1962 and later attended the UW-La Crosse and received his Bachelor of Science Degree in Education. He received his Master’s Degree from the UW-Madison in curriculum and instruction. 

He was a member of the U.S. Army from 1968-1970. Roger spent 32 years teaching in the Madison Metropolitan School District at Schenk Middle School and Madison East High School. He received the Bassett Award for excellence in education in 1986 from the Madison School District.

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Rose Ann Kluever

Rose Ann Kluever, age 69, passed away after an extended illness on Saturday, March 14, 2015, at the Nazareth House in Stoughton. She was born on April 26, 1945, in Madison, the daughter of Roger and Allys (Ellingson) Kluever. 

Rose Ann was a 1963 graduate of Stoughton High School. After high school she went to work for the Credit Bureau in Madison, and retired from WPS in 2012. She had many interests, including following NASCAR, traveling and had numerous collections. 

Rose Ann is survived by her nephew, Roger Kluever of Stoughton; niece, Tracie Kluever (Nash Bauer) of Stoughton; special family friend, Mikey Jarlsberg of Cambridge; special cousins, Maggie (Bill) Hagen, and Marilyn Nelson (Holly Manson); and other relatives and many friends.   

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Jane G. Lang

Jane G. Lang, age 73, passed away at home on Thursday, March 12, 2015, after a brief illness. She was born in Stoughton on May 1, 1941. The daughter of George and Valborg (Lund) Ingraham. Jane married Richard Lang on Jan. 18, 1957.

She enjoyed golfing, playing cards, and socializing.  

Jane is survived by her daughters, Laurie (Jon) Winden, Lindee Lang, and Luann (John) Alme; four granddaughters, Erica (Graig) Beckstrand, Mandy (Aaron) Reznichek, Renee (J.D.) Sutkay, and Jenna Alme; four great-grandchildren, Derrick and Norrah Beckstrand, Olivia Sutkay, and Hannah Reznichek; and her sister, Bonnie Smithback.  

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Dick; brother, Larry Ingraham; and twin sister, Jean Nichols.  

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