Obituaries

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.

Thu
26
Jun

Ruby L. Dalsoren

Ruby L. Dalsoren, age 97 1/2, passed away on Wednesday, June 18, 2014, at Azura Memory Care, surrounded by her family. She was born on the family farm in the Town of Albion on Dec. 16, 1916, the daughter of Hans and Petra (Westby) Nelson.

Faith and family were the two most important things in Ruby’s life. She was a life member of First Lutheran Church and was active in Circle 21, Alter Guild and Bible Study. On Dec. 10, 1938,

Thu
26
Jun

RoseAnn Wolc

RoseAnn Wolc, age 82, of Stoughton passed away on Saturday, June 14, 2014, at Nazareth Health and Rehabilitation, Stoughton. She was born on June 9, 1932, in Stoughton, the daughter of

Henry and Eleanor Kittleson. She married Donald Wolc who preceded her in death in 1992. Rosie was involved with the Ladies Auxiliary for many years in Oklahoma and was their President for several years. She was also very active with the VFW in Wisconsin as well.  

RoseAnn is survived by her brother, Kendall (Sara) Kittleson; sisters, Delores Kittleson and Cheryl  Schultz; nieces and nephews, Susan Denk, Craig (Kerrie) Kittleson, Erica (Scott) Fibert, Becky (Gary) Chenoweth, Rhonda DeWitt, Brad (Marnie) Schultz and Aaron Schultz; and many  great-nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Donald; and nephew, Scott Kittleson.    

Thu
26
Jun

Roger W. Amundson

Roger W. Amundson, age 96, of Stoughton, passed away peacefully at the Skaalen Nursing & Rehabilitation of natural causes on Tuesday, June 17, 2014.

Roger was born on May 21, 1918, in Stoughton, the son of Edwin Amundson and Ada Thorsen. Ada died when Roger was three years old, leaving Roger and his sister Virgene to be raised by an aunt and uncle, Ingvald and Nora Julseth, also of Stoughton.

Thu
26
Jun

Robert J. DeGroot

Robert J. DeGroot, age 80, passed away on Monday, June 23, 2014, at his home, surrounded by his loving family.

He was born in Green Bay on Nov. 29, 1933, to Joe and Edna (Burkhardt) DeGroot.  Bob married Beverly Picard on May 22, 1954, at St. Peter & Paul’s Church in Green Bay. They were blessed with six children and recently celebrated 60 years of marriage.  

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