Obituaries

Thu
27
Aug

Sanford A. Moen

Sanford A. Moen passed away on Saturday, Aug. 22, 2015, at the age of 90. Wonderful and caring husband of Mary (nee Hilton) for 61 years. Beloved father of Tully and Laura (Christopher) Fontana. Proud grandfather of Kara Fontana. Dear brother of the Rev. Marshall D. Moen. Also loved by many relatives and friends.

Visitation at Calvary Lutheran Church, 1750 N. Calhoun Road, Brookfield, on Friday, Aug. 28,12:30-1 p.m. Funeral Service at 1 p.m. Burial with Military Funeral Honors to follow at Wisconsin Memorial Park (13235 W. Capitol Drive Brookfield). 

In lieu of flowers, memorials appreciated to Calvary Lutheran Church, UW Cancer Center Prohealth Care, and Stars and Stripes Honor Flight Inc.

Thu
27
Aug

Anna J. Tanner

Stoughton resident Anna J. Tanner, 85, passed away Aug. 19, 2015. Anna was born July 1, 1930, in Chicago, to Charles and Anne Flaws.

She was a loving wife to Marvin T. Tanner for 55 years; mother to James (Sue Waldrop) Owens, Virginia (Jeff) Thompson, Kathleen (Brian) Liebman, Susan (Rick) Smith and Marvin (Lisa) Tanner; a grandmother to Kelly, Sarah, Dylan, Amanda, Wyatt, Mackenzie, Zach and Jake; a sister and aunt to many; and a friend to numerous fortunate people as she was as nice and caring to someone she knew for 60 years as someone she knew for 60 seconds.

Anna could accomplish anything she set her mind to, as she was one of the strongest women you would ever meet. She devoted her life to raising her family, and was Mom and Grandma to many, even beyond her biological family. Anna was an avid nature and animal lover, and a diehard Cubs fan. 

Thu
27
Aug

Robert “Bob” Byers

Robert “Bob” Byers, age 62, passed away at home on Thursday, Aug. 20, 2015.

Bob is survived by his wife, Rose; daughter, Angela (Chad); and grandchildren, Shannon, Tyler and Jadyn.

He was preceded in death by his son, James.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 29, at Cress Funeral Home, 206 W. Prospect, Stoughton. Visitation will be held from 9 a.m. until the time of services on Saturday. 

Robert will be laid to rest at Lutheran South Cemetery.

Please share your memories at cressfuneralservice.com.  

Cress Funeral Home
206 W. Prospect
Stoughton, WI 53589
873-9244

Thu
13
Aug

Clifford R. Stai

Clifford R. Stai passed away at home on Aug. 4, 2015, at home surrounded by his family. He was born Jan. 16, 1922, in Stoughton, son of Jens Olivia (Hoel) Stai. Clifford was the baby of 10 children, all raised on the farm in the Wheeler Prairie School area. 

Cliff only completed eight grades but was very intelligent gaining knowledge by working with his father and other employment off the farm. He obtained his drivers’ license at the age of 13 without taking a written or driving test so he could be of further help to his father. 

Clifford married Helen L. Thorson on Dec. 13, 1941, and (we) have been told that was a very, very cold and snowy day. They worked the family farm together and when their children were old enough to help, they pitched in and knew their help was needed. 

Thu
13
Aug

Valera L. “Val” (Grady) Calder

Valera Calder, age 97, passed away on Aug. 7, 2015, at her home, under the loving care of Agrace HospiceCare and her family. Valera attended Madison Business College and worked for Schultz Bros., Stoughton Lumber Co., Eggleson Ins., and Don And Teds. She also was a proud member of the Stoughton Hospital Auxiliary. 

Her hobby was sewing which she loved. She sewed for her children and all the siblings that followed.

Thu
13
Aug

James E. Miller

James E. Miller, age 84, passed away peacefully on Friday, Aug. 7, 2015, at the Wisconsin Veterans Home in King. He was born in Chicago on Aug. 5, 1931, to the late Paul and Lily Miller. 

He proudly served his country in the U.S. Army and after retiring, returned to his childhood home of Stoughton. He loved his town and family and spent many years as a baker and driving bus for head start. 

He enjoyed golf, sports and all things Norwegian. He has a wonderful, large family both near and far, of grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and cousins, who will miss him.  

He is survived by his brother, Robert (Jean) Miller of Stoughton; children, David (Vicky) Miller and family of Washington, Ray (Maria) Schwartz and family of Wyoming, Henry Schwartz and family of Washington, Susan Johnson and family of Wyoming, and Pam Goerl and family of Freedom. 

Thu
13
Aug

Patricia F. White

Patricia F. White, age 66, of Stoughton, passed away on Thursday, Aug. 6, 2015, at Nazareth House, in Stoughton. She was born on July 20, 1949, in Manilla, Iowa, the daughter of Raymond and Alta (Fouts) White. 

Patricia was an avid reader, loved to listen to oldies music and sing. She was a friend to everyone she met. Patricia was a member of Y.O.S.T. (Young and Old Stick Together) in Waterloo, and enjoyed crocheting. 

She is survived by her daughters, Rhonda White and Maureen Paul; brother, Don (Dorothy) White; sisters-in-law, Judy and Pam White; brothers-in-law, Paul Jansen and Eric Schrumpf; and many nieces, nephews and friends.  

She was preceded in death by her parents; step-father, Joe Klein; sisters, Carolyn Jansen and Marlys White; sister and brother-in-law, Marilyn (Duane) Bobholz; brothers, Robert, David and Ronald; brother and sister-in-law, Jerry (June) White; and nephew, Darrell White. 

Wed
05
Aug

Kenneth W. Dux 

Kenneth W. Dux (Kenny), age 90, passed away peacefully Tuesday, July 21, 2015, surrounded by his loving family. 

The son of Alfred and Ellen Dux, Kenny was born Nov. 14, 1924, in Greenwood. Kenny graduated from Owen High School in 1942 and married the love of his life, Margaret M. (Peggy) Jepsen, June 8, 1946, in Neillsville after an honorable discharge from the U.S. Army Air Corps. He was proud of his military service in WW II, flying 44 missions in the South Pacific. Peggy preceded Kenny in death in January 2012. 

Ken and Peg raised their two daughters, Barbara and Janice, in Stoughton, where they lived for nearly 40 years. Ken worked for Nelson Industries. They returned to Neillsville in 1994, where they lived until August 2011. They then spent six months living in Berlin, Wis. After Peggy’s passing, he moved to Princeton, Wis., and lived with family. 

Wed
05
Aug

Georgia DeBolt

Georgia DeBolt, age 78, passed away on Friday, July 31, 2015. She was born in Stoughton, on June 5, 1937, the daughter of Lawrence and Helen (Ovren) Wene. Georgia married Jim DeBolt on Oct. 29, 1955; they would have celebrated their 60th anniversary this year. 

Georgia worked for the State of Wisconsin Bureau of Municipal Audit and Department of Justice. They raised their family in Madison before building a log home on Wolf Lake in Oxford, where they resided for 28 years. Georgia and Jim recently returned to their hometown of Stoughton. 

Georgia loved watching the sunrises on the lake, fishing, gardening, cooking and canning. 

Wed
05
Aug

Owen L. Veum

Owen L. Veum, age 98, passed away on Thursday, July 30, 2015, at Agrace HospiceCare Center in Fitchburg. He was born in Stoughton on May 24, 1917, the son of Christ and Elsa Veum. Owen grew up on the family farm and was very proud of his Norwegian heritage. 

On Feb. 19, 1944, he married Eunice Schachtschneider. Together they continued the Veum farm where Owen raised over 83 crops of tobacco, a host of other farm crops, and was very proud of his son Kenny continuing in his footsteps. 

Owen was a loving husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather and enjoyed spending time with his family. 

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