Mary “Kay” Mathison, age 88, passed away May 20, 2013. She was born on July 1, 1924 in Dubuque, Iowa, the daughter of Eva (Wilmott) and Earl Kreiser. Kay graduated from St. Andrew’s HS, and attended UW-Platteville, earning a BS-Ed. degree in 1946, and taught at South Milwaukee HS, Pittsville HS, and St. Ann’s Catholic School, Stoughton.
Kay married DeVerne “Matt” Mathison on June 28, 1947. Together they celebrated over 45 years together, creating a fabulous family of seven children.
Dorothy M. “Dot” Skavlen, age 69, passed away on Monday, May 20, 2013 at University Hospital. She was born in Milwaukee on April 21, 1944, the daughter of Robert and Margaret Kuether.
Dot graduated from Stoughton High School. She was a line worker for IKI Manufacturing before working at B&G Foods for over 25 years. Dot enjoyed working in tobacco during harvest time. On August 31, 1996 she married James Skavlen.
Dot is survived by her husband of 17 years, Jim; Jim’s children, Frank (Carrie) Abela, Teresa (Don) Rix and Leanna (Jeff) Fenneberg; grandchildren, Jesse, James and Elisabeth Abela, Aiden and Grifin Rix and Addison and Kellen Fenneberg; beloved canine companion, Mitzy; and many relatives and friends.
A Memorial Service for Nordeen Offerdahl, Jan. 16, 1919 - Jan. 16, 2013, a Stoughton City Councilman for 25 years, will be held at Covenant Lutheran Church, Stoughton on Friday, May 17 at 11:00 a.m.
Visitation will be held from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the service.
Nancy Berenato Smedal, 88, who lived most of her adult live in Stoughton and Fort Atkinson and spent her last three years in Huntington Place in Janesville, died Sunday at St. Mary’s Janesville Hospital.
Nancy was born March 25, 1925, in Hammonton, N.J., to Frank and Mary Berenato. She graduated from Hammonton High School in 1943 and graduated from the Jersey City Medical Center Nursing School in February 1947. She worked for an oral surgeon at the Philadelphia Dental School for three years.
She joined the Air Force and graduated from the School of Aviation Medicine at Gunter Air Force Base in Montgomery, Ala. In July 1954, she was assigned to Sheppard Air Force Base in Wichita Falls, Texas, where she worked at the 3750th USAF Hospital.
Robert “Bob” L. Thorsen, age 82, died peacefully in Las Vegas, Nev on Friday, April 19, 2013 with his wife Joan and daughter Kathy by his side. He was born on the family farm in Stoughton on Aug. 19, 1930 the son of the late Russell and Opal (Henry) Thorsen.
He was raised in Stoughton, attended Stoughton Schools, and was a Private First Class in the U.S. Army. He was united in marriage to Joan Waldera on Aug. 23, 1952 in Dubuque, Iowa.
Bob worked in construction for over forty years; retiring from R.T. Madden Construction in Janesville, and also owned Thorsen & Son Construction in Edgerton. He was a member of the Operator Engineers Local 139 for 50 years. He retired and moved to Las Vegas where for the past 25 years he enjoyed the warm weather, watching sports and the horse races.
Thomas M. Budden, age 58, passed away surrounded by his family on Friday, May 10, 2013 at Agrace HospiceCare.
He was born in Dubuque, Iowa on April 1, 1955 the son of John and Adele (Runde) Budden. Tom graduated from Edgewood High School in 1973. He worked in the auto industry for many years in a variety of different positions. Tom enjoyed working on computers and maintaining family genealogy. He was an avid Cubs, Badgers and Packers fan. Tom enjoyed life and was devoted to helping his parents. He was a member of St. Ann Parish.
Tom is survived by his siblings, Ann (Tom) Halverson, Robert (Heidi), Dick, Ellen (Ann Underberg), David (Marybeth) and Tim (Chris) Budden; many nieces, nephews, relatives; and friends, especially his long time friend, Carolyn Tiller Thiel. Tom was preceded in death by his parents.
John H. Budden, age 88, passed away surrounded by his family on Monday, May 6, 2013. He was born in Dubuque, Iowa on July 28, 1924, the son of John E. and Helen (Weis) Budden. On Oct. 9, 1948 John married Adele Runde.
He enlisted in the U.S. Navy and served during WWII. John’s military career spanned 30 years and he was very proud of serving on the U.S.S. Enterprise. After retiring from the Navy John worked for the UW Physical Sciences Lab for 20 years. He was a member of St. Ann Parish. John was a proud member of the Fleet Reserve, American Legion Post 59 and VFW Post 328. John was a die hard Cubs and Packers fan.
Matthew “Matt” H. Johnson, age 90, passed away Tuesday, April 30, 2013 at Skaalen Home. Matt was born on May 7, 1922 in Stoughton, the son of Mathew and Hilda (Sandsmark) Johnson.
He attended Lakeside Grade School and graduated from Stoughton High School in 1940. While in high school, he participated in football and baseball. He played with the Green Bay Class E professional Blue Jays as a pitcher and later played for Stoughton and McFarland. Matt worked as a welder for Nelson Muffler & Highway Trailer. In 1942, he joined the Navy and spent time in Guam during WWII working in ship repair. For a while he farmed then started up his own welding shop which he ran for 33 years. After retiring in 1985, Matt delivered flowers for Stoughton Floral and also drove for Stoughton Cab. In 1972, he was united in marriage with Mary Dahl at First Lutheran Church.
Janet Mae Gerine, age 78, a Stoughton resident for 37 years, passed away at home after an extended illness on Sunday, April 21.
Janet was a resident of Morningside Care Center until it’s closing, after which she was supported in the community by RFDF/CLC.
She attended Stoughton MARC for 37 years. Janet leaves her guardian, Joan Diehl; a cousin, Glen Gerini; and a host of special friends and supporters.
A memorial service will be held at Madison Area Rehabilitation Center, 932 North Page Street, Stoughton, at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, April 26, 2013, with Father Mike Tess presiding.
Visitation will be held at the center from noon until the time of the service on Friday.
Burial will be at Resurrection Catholic Cemetery.
Special thanks go to all who cared and loved Janet, including staff at CLC, Stoughton MARC and Agrace Hospice.
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