Obituaries

Wed
24
Sep

James Gerald Trickey

James Gerald Trickey, age 89, went to be with God, his favorite pets and his beloved family in the Kingdom of Heaven, on Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014, at 10:45 p.m. He was born in Stevens Point.

Jim worked for United States Armed Forces Institute for many years followed by selling real estate all over Wisconsin until the early ’90s, when he moved to Boulder Junction, his true love and place of peace. The Legend that is JGT lived his life to the fullest; loving everyone he met, a blessing to everyone that came into his life, cherishing all the simple things life had to offer with love, laughter and endless giving.

Wed
24
Sep

Diane G. Zeimet

Diane G. Zeimet, age 79, passed away Sunday, Sept. 21, 2014 surrounded by her family at Nazareth Health Center in Stoughton. She was born Dec. 25, 1934, the daughter of Dennis and Grace (Schmitz) Olson in Winneconne.  

Diane was a lady, soft-spoken and kind to all who knew her. She was the mother of eight children and a wonderful wife.  She worked hard and was devoted to her family, making sure she got everyone together for holidays and baking goodies that would disappear all too quickly.   

She enjoyed helping with outside chores on the family farm, like pulling tobacco and splitting wood. Mom will always be remembered as a strong mother and strong wife for our dad. She was a great friend to those who knew her. Diane will always be remembered as a lady. May she rest in peace and join her son, Danny, in heaven.

Wed
24
Sep

Heidi Marie Ellingson

Heidi Marie Ellingson passed away unexpectedly on Sept. 17, 2014 at age 43. Heidi was born on Feb. 18, 1971 in Stoughton and lived there as a child.  

In her teen years and some of her adult years, she lived in Florida and returned to Wisconsin. She then resided in Black Earth until the time of her passing. Heidi was a longtime employee of the ShoeBox.

Heidi was known for her kind heart and love for people, and enjoyed caring for the elderly. She also loved animals and had many throughout her lifetime.  

Heidi loved the ocean, jet skiing, horseback riding, soccer and gymnastics. She also enjoyed spending time with friends and family, and watching movies.  

The light of Heidi’s life was her son Tristian, and she was a very wonderful and loving mother to him.  

Wed
17
Sep

Lillian M. Lenz

Lillian M. Lenz, a longtime resident of Cambridge, passed away peacefully on Thursday, Sept. 11, 2014, at Mount Olivet Home in Minneapolis, Minn.  

She was born in Stoughton on Jan. 3, 1927, the daughter of Andrew and Corrine Severson.

Lillian loved the rural farm life growing up in the Stoughton area.  She was particularly fond of her horses. Lillian was a 4-H participant and attended Stoughton High School where she was an active member of the Drama Club.  

During the war Lillian worked as a telephone operator in Madison. She worked as a teacher assistant in the Cambridge Elementary Schools for 31 years where she impacted the lives of many students and staff. She was an active member of Grace Lutheran Church.

Wed
17
Sep

Dorothy Mae Brannon

Dorothy Mae Brannon, 88, of St. Brides Road, West, beloved mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, went to be with her Lord Friday, Sept. 12, 2014, in Chesapeake.

Dorothy was born March 3, 1926, in Milwaukee to the late Mabel Erdall. She was also predeceased by her siblings, Lawrence, Iver, George, Peter, Ole and Ernest Wersland, Myrtle Berge, Ina Havey, Lillian Wersland and Marie Jerdee. She retired from Chesapeake Regional Medical Center as the Assistant Director of Housekeeping. She was an avid gardener and doting grandmother who had a smile that would light up any room.

Left to cherish her memory is her son, Kenneth Dale Brannon and wife Martha; two granddaughters, Kris Brannon France and husband Tim, Kathy Johnson and husband Jonathan; five great-grandchildren, Brian and Jason France, Kynzie, Seth and Tyus Johnson and was the "adopted" great-grandmother to Candice and Danielle Smith, Cole and Courtney Emmons.

Wed
17
Sep

Jon Alan Tondryk

Jon Alan Tondryk, resident of Stoughton, died from small cell carcinoma on Sept. 4, 2014. Jon was born Jan. 22, 1951, to the late Joseph Adam Tondryk and Lucille Lillian Joshua, in Milwaukee. He graduated from the University of Wisconsin at Stevens Point with a BA in Psychology/Sociology. After graduating, Jon lived in Bay View while helping his Dad run Bay View Printing. After that, he worked for the State of Wisconsin for 30 years. At first, he was a Manpower Specialist in Rhinelander, helping the unemployed find jobs. Later he served as Veterans’ Assistant, and then moved to Central Office in Madison as an Information/Tech Specialist doing statewide training in computer reporting systems for Welfare Assistance Programs. His last post before he retired was Systems Leader for computer reporting systems for job programs.

Wed
17
Sep

Robert R. Halverson

Bob “Beaner” Halverson, age 92, passed away on Sunday, Sept. 7, 2014.

He is survived by son, Jack of Stoughton; daughter-in-law, Nancy of Ashland, Ore.; son, Jay (Karen) of Sanibel, Fla.; grandchildren, Jeff, Lori, Dan, Maia, Jacob, Kari, Emma and Samuel; great-grandchildren, Amanda, Daniel, Abbigail, Heidi, Lillian and Finley; brother, William “Bud” of Stoughton; and a bunch of great cousins, nieces, and nephews.

Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, Sept. 22, 2014, at Stoughton United Methodist Church, 525 Lincoln Ave. Friends and relatives are invited to a  luncheon immediately following the services, in the church fellowship hall. Friends may greet the family from 10 a.m. until the time of services on Monday at church. Memorials may be made to the Stoughton Senior Center. Please share your memories at: CressFuneralService.com.

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

Wed
17
Sep

Vera J. Harried

Vera J. Harried, born Oct. 15, 1915 in Minong Wis., passed away on Monday, Sept. 15, 2014.  She was the daughter of John and Lucy (Richard) Flattem.  On Nov. 21, 1933, she married Truman Harried, Sr. He preceded her in death on Aug. 27, 1986.

Vera is survived by seven children, Marjorie (Herman) Knoy of Athens Tenn., Truman (Sally) of Stoughton, Hjalmer (Loraine) of McFarland, Robert (Marleen) Somerset, Frederick (Eva) Capitola, Calif.,  Douglas (Sharon) Trenton, Ill. Richard (Barbara), Stoughton.  

She is also survived by twenty-three grandchildren, twenty-seven great grandchildren, three step grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren.  Vera is also survived by a sister Marion Blabaum and a brother Donald Flattem.  

Thu
11
Sep

Carrie L. Bjordahl

Carrie L. Bjordahl, age 34, of Stoughton, passed away unexpectedly on Friday, Aug. 29, 2014, at her residence in Stoughton. She was born on Jan. 11, 1980, in Stoughton, the daughter of Richard and Nancee (Ward) Bjordahl.

Carrie attended Stoughton High School and MATC, graduating with a degree in nursing.

She is survived by her parents; brothers, Dan (Sally) Bjordahl, Chris (Ann) Bjordahl and Andy (Jacqui) Bjordahl; sister, Becky (Jim) Heisig; and 11 nieces and nephews along with numerous other relatives and friends.

Carrie was preceded in death by her maternal grandparents, Russell and Janet Ward and paternal grandmother, Pearl Bjordahl.

Private family services will be held with burial at Lutheran South Cemetary at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Carrie’s memory are suggested to the donor’s choice. Online condolences may be made at gundersonfh.com.

Thu
11
Sep

Elaine E. Wickline

Elaine E. Wickline of Stoughton, passed away peacefully on Monday, Sept. 8, 2014. She was born on Jan. 20, 1931, in Sauk City, the daughter of Milton and Esther (Hoppe) Meyer.

Elaine was a longtime member of Christ Lutheran Church in Stoughton and a member of Honey Creek Church in Sauk Prairie. Elaine retired from GM and was very involved in United Auto Workers (UAW). She was an avid bowler, enjoyed needle point and euchre and grew flower gardens. Some of Elaine’s happiest times were family gatherings at her sister, Eunice’s, home in Lake Kegonsa to ski and picnic.

Elaine is survived by her children, Joan (Dennis)Trinrud of Madison, Jim Wickline of Cottage Grove and Jeff (Lisa) Wickline of Madison; grandchildren, Billy Brightenstein, Garrett Trinrud, Todd and Jamie Wersland and Lacy Wickline; six great-grandchildren; and sister, Eunice Kriedeman.

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