Virginia Ann “Ginny” Vike, age 76, passed away peacefully surrounded by family on Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2013. She was born in Stoughton on March 11, 1937, one of fifteen children, to Henry and Olivia (Offerdahl) Leikness.
Ginny was a lifelong resident of Stoughton. She was head waitress at Halverson’s Restaurant for over 20 years before pursuing and obtaining her GED from MATC in 1985. At that time she began her career with the Department of Transportation until retiring. She enjoyed playing Bingo, playing Skip-Bo with her grandkids, and shaking dice with her sister, Bev. She also was an over-the-top Packer, Badger and Brewer fan, who also loved NASCAR and Dale Jr.
Ryan Steven Heitke, age 26, of Braidwood, Ill., passed away Monday, Nov. 25, 2013, at Riverside Medical Center in Kankakee, Ill., after a courageous battle with leukemia. Born May 31, 1987, in Joliet. Graduate of the Reed-Custer High School, Class of 2005. Attended Joliet Junior College and was a member of the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society. Formerly employed at Best Buy, Store # 307 in Joliet for five years. Currently employed at Chicago Aerosol in Coal City, Ill.
He loved photography and enjoyed music. Avid Chicago Blackhawks and Green Bay Packers fan. He will forever be remembered for his loving heart and beautiful smile. He truly was one of a kind and was loved by all. Surviving are his parents, Steve and Lillie (nee Parrish) Heitke of Braidwood; his brother, Alex (fiancé, Maggie Shannon) of Diamond, Ill.; paternal grandmother, Charlotte Heitke; special friends, Tim Mitchell, Kevin Donnelly, and Sam Lotarski; and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and many friends.
Camille Tincher, age 55, passed away on Saturday, Nov. 23, 2013 at Agrace HospiceCare surrounded by her family, following a brief battle with cancer.
She was born in Peoria, Ill., the daughter of George “Van” and Eileen Tincher.
Camille enjoyed gardening and tending to her flowers, and baking, especially for her family and friends. She had a big heart and loved to share.
Camille is survived by her son, Cody; her parents; siblings, Melanie (Dan) Williams, Mark (Brenda) and Lynelle (Dave) Byrne; seven nephews, Nick (Aly), Wynne, Wesley (Megan), Joel, Riley, Wade and Brett; niece, Beth; and great niece, Stella.
A Celebration of Camille’s life was held on Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2013 at Cress Funeral Home in Stoughton.
Memorials may be made to Agrace HospiceCare Inc.
The family would like to thank the staffs of St. Mary’s Hospital and Agrace HospiceCare, and friends and family members for all of their prayers.
Edith Mae Swenson, age 74, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2013, following a brief illness. Edith was born in Stoughton on May 10, 1939, to Edward and Bernice (Danks) Olson.
Those who got to know Edith never forgot her. Tiny in stature, she had a huge heart. Her wide-ranging personality went from being silly to stubborn, from sassy to silence. She could make you laugh out loud one moment but infuriate you the next. As with all of us, she had her quirks and her ups and downs. But most of all, she was just a friendly human being. Edie, or Ma as she was called by some, went out of her way to reach out to anyone within her grasp.
Carole Jean Gibbons (nee Selje), age 72, passed away peacefully at her home, Thursday, Nov. 14, 2013. She was born in Madison on March 11, 1941, to the late Arnold and Arlowene (Brassington) Selje. She was a graduate of Madison East High School. She was united in marriage to Neil Gibbons. He preceded her in death on Aug. 4, 1984. She enjoyed her work as a financial specialist with the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture for 25 years until her recent retirement.
Carole was an extraordinary gardener. She was artistic, had a great sense of style and a gift of gab, making friends wherever she would go. Most of all, she loved spending time with her family and attending her grandchildren’s hockey games.
She will be dearly missed by her daughter and son, Kelly Gibbons and Dan (Kristin) Gibbons; grandchildren, Justin and Shannon; her precious dog, Sunny; nieces and nephews.
Anthony G. “Tony” Barberino, age 71, of Stoughton, passed away on Thursday, Nov. 14, 2013, at Agrace HospiceCare.
He was born on March 18, 1942, in Meriden, Conn. Tony was united in marriage to Janey Ferguson in 1964, in Monona at Immaculate Heart of Mary. After graduation from Lyman Hall, Wallingford, Conn., Tony enlisted in the U.S. Air Force where he was based out of Madison. He worked for AT&T for 28 years, retiring in 1993. He later worked part-time at the Evansville Golf Course and Preferred Title Company.
While golfing and travel was his passion, he also enjoyed woodworking at the Stoughton Senior Center, teaching stained glass at MATC and spending time with his family and friends.
Tony is survived by his wife of 49 years, Janey; children, Mike (Diane) Barberino of Waunakee, Mark (Becki) of Stoughton; grandchildren, Adam Barberino and Gianna Barberino; special aunt, Frances Munley; and many cousins of Wallingford, Conn.
Randolph Krempel, 69, of Elkhorn, died at his home Sunday, Nov. 10, 2013. He was born Sept. 15, 1944, in Savannah, Ill., son of the late Kenneth and Helen (Behrens) Krempel.
He was married on June 17, 1967, to Trudy Boardman in Delevan. Randy’s life revolved around his children and grandchildren, he spent many years coaching their softball teams and supporting them. His greatest passion was watching his granddaughters play volleyball. Randy was also a member of the teamsters union for 50 years.
He is survived by his wife Trudy and two children Kirk Krempel of Oak Creek, Paula (Travis) Hanley and two grandchildren Abigail and Olivia Hanley all of Stoughton. Also, one brother, two step brothers, three step sisters, and many nieces and nephews and special in-laws and friends.
Randy is preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, and his step father.
Robert M. Nelson, age 85, of Stoughton passed away on Sunday, Nov. 10, 2013, at St. Mary’s Hospital.
He was born on March 29, 1928, in Stoughton. Robert was united in marriage to Nancy Johnson in 1987 in Madison. After graduating from Stoughton High School, Robert enlisted in the U.S. Air Force. He worked at Icke Construction for 35 years, retiring in 1990. Robert then worked for Irish Lane Greenhouse delivering flowers for about seven years. He enjoyed fishing, NASCAR, boxing and wrestling. Robert also enjoyed woodworking, traveling, and spending time with his family.
Robert is survived by his wife of 26 years, Nancy; children, Debbie Legreid of Evansville, Jodi (Dan) Hanson of Stoughton, Juli (Phil) Tellefson of Cambridge, Jori (Tim) Woodstock of Stoughton, Jami Nelson of Stoughton, and Katie Nelson of Stoughton; ten grandchildren, Rory, Nick, Jon, Justin, Schyler, Lisa, Jacob, Lindsey, Lucas and Casey; and numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Nancy A. Zangl, age 49, of Stoughton, passed away on Sunday, Nov. 10, 2013, at her residence with her loving family by her side. She was born on Aug. 26, 1964, in Fond du Lac, the daughter of Donald and Janice (Swenson) Klein. Nancy graduated from Lomira High School in 1982. She attended and graduated from UW-Madison with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing. Nancy was united in marriage to Michael Zangl in 1986 in Lomira. She went to work at Stoughton Hospital, working her way up to Nursing Supervisor. Nancy loved to be outside, traveling up North to camp, being on the water, snowmobiling, and being in nature. She not only was a dedicated nurse, but a loving wife and mother, and especially loved being with her family, and her friend and companion, her beloved dog, Nitro.
Joyce Ann Cook, age 76, passed away peacefully at the Skaalen Home in Stoughton Wisconsin on Saturday Nov. 2, 2013.
Joyce was born on July 27, 1937, in Little Chute to Robert and Margaret (Jansen) Lamers.
She attended high school in Stoughton and married her high school sweetheart, Stanley David Cook on Oct. 5, 1957. They started their family and moved to Cambridge where they raised six children, Mark (Pam) Cook, Ann (James) Hougan, MarySue (Aaron) Kravik, Margie (Kevin) Menard, David Cook (Ken Howard), and Christopher (Heather) Cook. Joyce enjoyed time spent with her fourteen grand children and ten great-grandchildren.
Joyce was proceeded in death by her baby sister Margo, her parents Robert and Margaret, and husband Stanley.