Clydee L. Link, age 84, published March 8, 2006
Clydee L. Link, age 84 of Baraboo, passed away on Sunday, March 5, 2006 at St. Clare Meadows Care Center. She was born on October 10, 1921 in Tacoma, Wash. to Augustus and Mary (Turnhaus) Seward.
She moved to Wisconsin in 1929, where she attended and graduated from the Ableman, now known as Rock Springs, school. Clydee was united in marriage to Fred P. Link on May 27, 1940 at St. John's Lutheran Church in Rock Springs. She raised many children, foster children, nieces and nephews, and always made room for more. Her rules included spanking if you were naughty, for her own children and all of the others; and you ate what was put on the table, although that was never a hardship as she was an excellent cook. Clydee loved to garden and thoroughly enjoyed growing her flowers. She became a member of the Meadow Lane family at St. Clare Meadows in May 2003. She loved participating in all of the activities, becoming known as the "social butterfly" to her family and friends.
Clydee is survived by three children, Pete (Chris) Link of Reedsburg, Betty (Bob) Bertram of Baraboo, and Bonnie (Clair) Craighead of Baraboo; two grandchildren, Melody (Bill) Shanks of Merrimac and Joe (Carrie) Stando of Reedsburg; four great-grandchildren, Mallory, Kyle, Tyler, and Nathan; a sister, Irene Evens of Texas; other relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband Fred in 2002; and her sister Viola.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, March 8, 2006 at St. John's Lutheran Church in Baraboo with Pastor Myron Schwanke officiating. Interment will take place in St. John's Cemetery in Rock Springs. Friends may call on Wednesday from 10 a.m. until the time of services at the church. The Redlin Funeral Home in Baraboo is assisting with arrangements.
The family would like to extend its appreciation to Clydee's special friends: Dennis Heier, for all of his kindness to their mother; and Gordy Herfort; and to the great staff at Meadow Lane for making her last years so full of joy.
Florence E. Schmidt, published March 8, 2006
Florence E. Schmidt, longtime Oshkosh resident, passed away with her family by her side after a short but courageous battle with cancer on Saturday, March 4, 2006 at the Sauk County Health Center. She was born in Ashland on February 21, 1925, a daughter of the late Franklin and Sarah (Haskins) Brown.
Surviving Florence are her sisters, Dorothy (Virgil) Schroeder of Neenah and June Paukstat-Muchow of Rock Springs; brother James (Darlene) Brown of Henderson, Nevada; grandchildren David (Denise) Ulrich Jr., Terry, Crystal and Cassandra Ulrich; and great-grandchildren, Nathan, Ryan, Alley and Sidney Ulrich and Hope Kupczyk. She is also known by many other local friends and family.
Her sons Darrell Ulrich and David James Ulrich Sr.; a granddaughter, Nicole Ulrich; brothers Frank and Charlie Brown; sisters Mary Schliecher, Bertha Griffy and Grace Brown; half-brothers Robert and Otto Brown; and half-sisters Gladys Menger and Clara Shultz preceded her in death.
Florence was very active with the Salvation Army in Oshkosh. Over the years she had worked at Oshkosh Wood Products, Pluswood, Oshkosh Trunk Factory and the Diamond Match Company. She was married and widowed three times to Alfred Ulrich, August Rumlow and Ernest Schmidt.
Capt. Johnny Harsh will lead a service of remembrance for Florence at the Salvation Army, 417 Algoma Blvd., at 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday, March 8. Family and friends are invited to gather in their chapel beginning at 12:30 p.m. She will be laid to rest at Peace Lutheran Cemetery beside her first husband.
Mary E. Unbehaun, 84, published March 8, 2006
Mary E. Unbehaun, 84 of Reedsburg, died on Tuesday, March 7, 2006 at the Wisconsin Dells Health and Rehabilitation Center. She was born on March 25, 1921, in the town of Dellona, Sauk County, the daughter of Roe and Agnes (nee Vogel) Shultis Sr.
On Sept. 7, 1944, she was married to Lyle J. Unbehaun at the Little Brown Church in Nashua, Iowa. Mary enjoyed cooking, embroidery, playing cards and having a good time.
Survivors include two children, Alice Knudson of Mesa, Ariz. and Willard "Bill" Unbehaun of Reedsburg; one grandson, Michael (Lisa) Knudson; her former son-in-law, Gary Knudson of Mesa, Ariz.; two brothers, Dr. Jim (Millie) Shultis of Reedsburg and Royce "Buster" (Marcella) Shultis of Reedsburg; one sister, Alice Retzlaff of Reedsburg; nieces and nephews; other relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by her husband Lyle on May 30, 1974; a grandson, Eric Knudson; two brothers, George "Nick" Shultis and Roe "Stub" Shultis Jr.; a brother-in-law, Harold Retzlaff; and a sister-in-law, Kathleen Shultis.
Funeral services will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, March 10, 2006 at the Hoof Funeral Home in Reedsburg with Pastor Bob Maeglin officiating. Interment will be in the Cole Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 5 until 8 p.m. on Thursday at the funeral home.
The Hoof Funeral Home is serving the family.
Floyd Eugene Bender, 86, published March 11, 2006
Floyd Eugene Bender, 86 of Rock Springs, passed away on Wednesday, March 8, 2006, at the Sauk County Health Care Center.
Floyd was born on Nov. 3, 1919, the son of Gustav E. and Lela C. (nee Pierce) Bender, in Rock Springs, known as Ableman at that time. He attended Baraboo High School where he had played football, basketball, baseball and track, and graduated with the Class of 1937. On Nov. 22, 1942, Floyd was united in marriage to Laureen A. Dwars at St. John's Lutheran Church in Baraboo. Floyd was a lifelong hog and dairy farmer, and had also done some trucking and custom work. He was an avid Packer Backer and enjoyed spending time with his pets, but most especially with his grandchildren.
He is survived by his wife, Laureen Bender of Rock Springs; two children, Alice Bender and Keith E. (Kathy) Bender both of Rock Springs; one grandchild, Brian E. (Dena) Bender; two great-grandchildren, Haley and Alisa Bender; two step-grandchildren, Sarah Davis and Beth Nemitz; a step-great-grandchild, Parker Davis; his cousins, Milda Dey of Minnesota and Ruth Beers of Massachusetts; and other relatives and friends.
Floyd was preceded in death by his parents and his sisters, Erma J. Bender and C. Arlene (Orieon) Johnson.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, March 11, 2006, at St. John's Lutheran Church in Rock Springs with Pastor Paul Schroeder officiating. Interment will be in the Oak Hill Cemetery in North Freedom. Friends may call on Saturday from 10 a.m. until the time of services at the church. Memorials may be made to St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church in Rock Springs.
The Redlin Funeral Home in Baraboo is assisting the family.
Everett Morgan, 80, published March 11, 2006
Everett Morgan, 80 of Dousman, died on Thursday, March 9, 2006, at his home. He was born on Feb. 25, 1926, in Yuba, the son of Kenner and Olive (nee Lewis) Morgan. On September 29, 1978, Everett was married to Nancy in Waukesha. He retired from Wolf Construction in Dousman after many years. Everett was a member of the Dousman Snow Troopers and Operating Engineers local 139. He loved to camp at Montello, Wisc.
Survivors include his wife, Nancy; children, Conrad (Lisa) Morgan of Waukesha, Thomas (Diane) Morgan of Oconomowoc, Russel Morgan of Delafield, Terry (Kathy) Morgan of Delafield, Monica (Scott) Hanneman of Waterford and Kory Morgan of Dousman; step-children, Renee (Ben) Jackson of Tampa, Fla., Kim (Rocky) Lloyd of Portage, Randy Volkman of Fort Atkinson and Kurt Volkman of Red Granite; 20 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; sisters, Janice Gullikson of Edgerton, Remona (Reinhold) Liegel of Waukesha and Ruth (Gordon) Craker of Reedsburg; his dog, Buster; and other relatives and friends.
Everett was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Dale; and his beloved dog, Scooter.
Funeral services were held at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 16, 2006, at Pagenkopf Funeral Home, 1165 Summit Ave. (Hwy 67), Oconomowoc, WI 53066 with Deacon Greg Price officiating. Visitation was held at the funeral home from 3 p.m. until the time of the service.
The Pagenkopf Funeral Home is assisting the family with the arrangements.
Richard Yack, 81, published March 11, 2006
Richard Yack, 81, of LaValle, died Thursday, Jan. 5, 2006, while on Hospice Care at his son's home in Phoenix, Ariz. He was born on June 25, 1924 in Chicago, Ill., the son of Charles and Anna Yack. Richard served his country in World War II as a Fleet Marine aboard the Battleship U.S.S. Arkansas. While aboard ship, he saw action in the European and Pacific Theaters of war. He also saw the raising of the American Flag on Mt. Serabashi, during the invasion of the island of Iwo Jima. After the war, he returned home to Chicago and worked for a few years at Western Electric where he met his wife Toni. He raised a family of two daughters, Pam and Diane, and a son, Edward. Diane passed on a few days after birth. Later in life, he opened his own manufacturing representative business in the Chicago area until he retired to LaValle in 1974. His wife, Toni, passed away after a losing fight against cancer while living in LaValle on Lake Redstone. A few years after his wife Toni passed on, he married Joan Rabuck of LaValle and shared many happy moments with her until his passing. He was a fisherman, woodworker and an avid reader. Richard was a member of the LaValle American Legion Post 242.
He is survived by his wife, Joan of LaValle; son, Edward (Jessica) Yack of Phoenix, Ariz.; daughter, Pamela (Dave) Styka of Burr Ridge, Ill.; granddaughters, Nicole and Angie Yack of Phoenix, Ariz. and Anne Styka of Burr Ridge, Ill.; and stepsons, Richard (Janeen) Rabuck and Ronald (Lara) Rabuck both of LaValle and Randy (Kelly) Rabuck of Reedsburg.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Toni; an infant daughter, Diane; and his brother, Edward during World War II.
Memorial services for Richard Yack will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 18, 2006, at Holy Family Catholic Church in LaValle with Father Lorin Bowens officiating. Burial will follow in Oak Lawn Cemetery with military rites conducted by the LaValle American Legion Post 242. Friends may call on Saturday from 10 a.m. until the time of the service at the church. Memorials of remembrance may be made to the LaValle Library.
The Thompson Funeral Home of Wonewoc is assisting the family with the arrangements.