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Miscellaneous Fond du Lac County, Wisconsin Obituaries


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Glenn R. Pauze'
Glenn R. Pauze', 51, died Wednesday, July 26, 2000, in Boulder, Colo. He was born April 18, 1949, in Manitowoc, a son of Lawrence J. and Veronica Metzner Pauze'. He attended the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. On April 21, 1972, he married Samantha Pruess in Milwaukee. Mr. Pauze' was a precision machinist and manufactured scientific-medical equipment at HPS Corp. of Boulder, Colo. He was also a woodcarver, musician and sculptor. Survivors include his wife, Samantha; one daughter, Heather of Boulder; one son, Bryan of Denver; his mother, Veronica Pauze' of Fond du Lac; four sisters, Yvonne (Al) Giambrone of Dayton, Ohio, Linda (David) Greene of North Fond du Lac, Annette (Dale) Lehman of Onalaska, and Annmarie (Scott) Johnson of Eden; and one brother, Mark (Molly) Pauze' of Ypsilanti, Mich. Glenn was preceded in death by his father and grandparents. Services: Funeral services were conducted in Boulder, Colo. A memorial Mass will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 12, at St. Lawrence Seminary, Mount Calvary, for anyone wishing to attend.

Louis W. Rautenberg
Louis W. Rautenberg, 90, a resident of All About Life Rehabilitation Center, formerly of 313 W. Scott St., Fond du Lac, died Sunday, Aug. 6, 2000, at St. Agnes Hospital. He was born Dec. 24, 1909, in Saginaw, Mich., a son of John and Emma Draheim Rautenberg. On May 8, 1935, he married Ruby Kinsman at St. Paul's Lutheran Church, North Fond du Lac. Louis was employed with the Soo Line Railroad for 30 years, retiring in 1972. He was a member of Redeemer Lutheran Church. He enjoyed bowling and golf. He is survived by a daughter, Judith (Roman) Swiss of Fond du Lac; a son, James (Ann) Rautenberg of Fond du Lac; six grandchildren; one great-granddaughter; and two brothers, Edward (Armenia) Rautenberg of Fond du Lac and Harold (Willebelle) Rautenberg of Fond du Lac. He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Ruby on Dec. 11, 1990; and two sisters, Regina Schmidt and Martha Foster. Services: Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 9, at Redeemer Lutheran Church, with the Rev. Fred Toppe officiating. Burial will be at Ledgeview Memorial Park. Visitation: Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at Mach Funeral Chapel. Memorials may be directed to Redeemer Lutheran Church or Winnebago Lutheran Academy. Mach Funeral Chapel is serving the family.

Elvira V. Ruiz
Elvira V. Ruiz, 90, of 215 W. Follett St., died Saturday, Aug. 5, 2000, at her residence. She was born April 28, 1910, in Arandas, Jalico, Mexico, a daughter of Marchial and Gabriela Aguilar Vera. On Sept. 7, 1929, she married Ralph Ruiz at St. Louis Church in Fond du Lac. Mrs. Ruiz was a member of St. Louis Church and Eagles Aerie 270 Ladies Auxiliary. Elvira and her husband owned and operated Ralph and Mamma's for 45 years. For the past five years, her daughter Olivia and son-in-law Ragulo operated the business until it closed on July 15 of this year. Survivors include one daughter, Olivia (Ragulo) Gonzales of Fond du Lac, and nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, two brothers and two sisters. Services: Funeral services will be held at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday at Uecker-Witt Funeral Home. A Liturgy of Christian Burial will follow at 10 a.m. at St. Louis Church. The Rev. Jerome Wagner, The Rev. Paul Wittemann, and Deacon Richard Munoz of Holy Family Parish will officiate. Entombment will be at the Chapel of the Risen Christ Mausoleum, Calvary Cemetery. Visitation: Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Funeral Home. Uecker-Witt Funeral Home is serving the family.

Elma V. Steger
Elma V. Steger, 87, formerly of 505 Dayton St., Mayville, died Monday, Aug. 7, 2000, at All About Life Rehabilitation Center, Fond du Lac. She was born May 17, 1913, in the Town of Williamstown, a daughter of the late Otto and Minnie Collien Hartwig. On June 2, 1962, she married Myron P. Steger in Mayville. She was a former employee of Beaver Dam Shoe Factory. She was a member of St. John's Ev. Lutheran Church, Mayville. Survivors include one son, Russell (Joyce) Hartwig of Burnett; two step-sons, Donald (Elaine) Steger of Kewaskum and Terry (Karen) Steger of Fond du Lac; one step-daughter, Audrey Siers of Orlando, Fla.; a brother, Wilbert (June) Hartwig of LeRoy; a sister, Louella (James) Lenahan of San Clamente, Calif.; one granddaughter, Marilu; step-grandchildren; step-great grandchildren; nieces; nephews; other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Myron, in 1996; one step-son, James Steger; and three sisters, Viola Struck, Leona Stellmacher and Norma Schmidt. Services: Funeral services will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 10, at St. John's Ev. Lutheran Church, Mayville, with the Rev. Edward Blonski officiating. Burial will be at St. John's Cemetery, Mayville. Visitation: Visitation will be at the church from 5 p.m. Thursday until the time of the services. Memorials are appreciated to St. John's Ev. Lutheran Church, Mayville. Koepsell Funeral Home in Mayville is serving the family.

Inez I. Taube
Inez I. Taube, 82, of Markesan, died Monday, Aug. 7, 2000, at Markesan Residents Home. Inez was born July 11, 1918, in Sauk City, the daughter of William and Ida Butzlaff Cory. Inez was a 1938 graduate of Ripon High School. On Jan. 11, 1940, she married Jerome T. Taube in Ripon. In 1950, they bought Markesan Bakery which they operated until retiring in 1982. Inez was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church and its Rosary Society, Markesan Homemakers, and Berkie's Bowling Team. Survivors include her husband of 60 years, Jerome of Markesan; two daughters, Valerie (J.R.) Fox of Troy, Mo., Patricia (Ron) Ekern of Chetek; six grandchildren, Jason, John, Joshua Fox, Tiffany (Chuck) Otte, Ron II and Cory Ekern; five great-grandchildren, Gunner, Brittanie, Will, Clark and Taylor Ann; one sister, Edith Tabbert of Fond du Lac; one brother, Robert Cory of Ripon; other relatives and many dear friends. Inez was preceded in death by her parents, one brother and one sister. Services: Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 9, at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Markesan, with the Rev. Richard Lesniak officiating. Burial will be at The Gate of Heaven Catholic Cemetery in Marshfield. Visitation: Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Wachholz Family Funeral Home in Markesan and Wednesday at the church from 10 a.m. until the time of the services. A memorial has been established or Masses preferred. Wachholz Family Funeral Homes is serving the family.

Patricia M. (Pat) Ahern
Patricia M. (Pat) Ahern, 66, died Wednesday, Aug. 2, 2000, in Phoenix, Ariz., following a lengthy illness. She was born on May 13, 1934, in Fond du Lac, a daughter of Patrick J. and Mary Hanley McGoldrick who immigrated from Ireland in 1922. She was raised in Green Bay and returned to Fond du Lac following her marriage to Michael D. Ahern in 1958. They lived in Fond du Lac until their recent relocation to Phoenix, Ariz. "Patty Mac," as she was affectionately called by friends from her college days at St. Norbert College in DePere and the University of Wisconsin-Madison, was a tireless volunteer. Following her graduation from UW-Madison in 1957, she was employed as a case worker by Catholic Charities in Green Bay and continued to work as an advocate for the disadvantaged throughout her life while raising six children. She was a founding member of the Board of Directors of Robert E. Berry House in Fond du Lac, a half-way house for emotionally disabled adults, and served on the board for 22 years. She served as president of Service League from 1964-66 and was named one of the Outstanding Young Women in America in 1968. Her energy and determination aided fundraising efforts for St. Mary's Springs High School music program, in which her children participated, and she lent her own considerable musical abilities to church choirs in both Fond du Lac and Phoenix. Pat enjoyed playing golf and bridge, collecting Native American art and jewelry, spending precious time with her grandchildren and keeping in touch with friends and family via e-mail. She continued to enjoy many of her interests up until a few weeks prior to her death. She is survived by her husband of 42 years, Michael D. of Phoenix, Ariz.; six children and 10 grandchildren, including one daughter, Mary, and her son, Ricky Navarro of Palo Alto, Calif., and five sons, Daniel and his wife, Kathleen, and their daughter, Wallis of Mebane, N.C.; Michael and his wife, Annette, and their sons, Stephan and Joseph of Glen Ellyn, Ill.; Peter and his wife, Kim, and their sons, Jordan and Jared, and daughter, Bryana Chesley of Phoenix, Ariz.; Matthew and his wife, Terri, and their daughters, Katelyn, Meghan and Sarah of Oak Harbor, Wash.; and Charles of Phoenix, Ariz.; one sister, Kathleen (Kitty) Jones of Green Bay; and an extensive extended family. She was preceded in death by her parents and two sisters, Mary Gertrude McGoldrick and Theresa McGoldrick Reis. Services: A Catholic Mass and memorial service celebrating her life will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 12, 2000, at St. Mary's Catholic Church, Fond du Lac. Visitation: Friends may call at the church beginning one hour prior to the service. Memorials: In lieu of flowers, Pat's family requests that memorials in her name be directed to the Robert E. Berry House, 178 Sixth St., Fond du Lac, WI 54935 or Hospice of the Valley, 1510 E. Flower St., Phoenix, AZ 85014-5699. The family of Patncia McGoldrick Ahern would like to thank the medical staff of Mayo Clinic and Hospital, Scottsdale, AZ for the excellent care they provided during Pat's illness, and Hospice of the Valley, Phoenix, AZ for all of their support in our attempt to bring her home. In addition, the outpouring of love and concern from her long-time friends in Fond du Lac was of great comfort to her during her recent illness.

Helena M. Faber
Helena M. Faber, 86, of 26 N. Boardman St., died Sunday, Aug. 6, 2000, at St. Agnes Hospital. She was born May 27, 1914, a daughter of William J. and Emily Cayeau Gardner. On May 29, 1940, she married Edward C. Faber in Fond du Lac, and he preceded her in death on Jan. 6, 1975. Mrs. Faber was a member of Sacred Heart Church. She was formerly employed for 15 years at Infant Socks. Survivors include one son, Charles (Allene) Faber of Milwaukee; one daughter, Margaret Ballard of Fond du Lac; four grandchildren, Anne, Alan and David Faber of Milwaukee and Eric Ballard of Fond du Lac; one brother-in-law, Chuck Monson of L'Anse, Mich.; and nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; one infant grandson; one brother; one sister and one son-in-law. Services: Funeral services will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Sacred Heart Church, with the Rev. Jerome Wagner of Holy Family parish officiating. Burial will be at Calvary Cemetery. Visitation: Visitation will be at the church from 4 p.m. Tuesday until the time of the services. A memorial has been established. Uecker-Witt Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Sister Angie Mulvey, OSF
Sister Angie Mulvey, OSF, 72, was born to eternal life on Thursday, Aug. 3, 2000. Survivors include fellow Sisters of St. Francis of the Assisi, with whom she shared life for 47 years; two brothers, Vincent (Toddy) and Frank (Kathy) Mulvey; and a sister, Mary (John) McCabe. Services: A time of remembering will be held at 6:40 p.m. at St. Francis of Assisi Convent Chapel, 3221 S. Lake Dr., Milwaukee, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 7 p.m. Prayer and holy committal will be held at 9 a.m. Tuesday at Holy Sepulcher Cemetery Chapel. Visitation: Visitation will be from 2 until 6:40 p.m. Monday at the convent chapel. Contributions may be made to Sisters of St. Francis of Assisi Memorial Fund. Heritage Funeral Home, Bay View, is serving the family.

Charles A. Holbach
Charles A. Holbach, 74, a resident of the Christian Home in Waupun for the past year, and formerly of Fond du Lac, died Friday evening, Aug. 4, 2000, at the nursing home. He was born May 17, 1926, in the Village of Oak Center, Fond du Lac County, the son of Andrew and Gladys Witty Holbach. On June 29, 1946, he married Elaine Resheske in Berlin. Following their marriage, the couple resided in Fond du Lac all their married life. Charles was employed as a diesel mechanic for United Parcel Service for 25 years. During his free time, Charles enjoyed fishing with his friends. He was a veteran of World War II, having served with the United States Navy. Survivors include his son, Jim (Carolyn) Holbach of Brookfield; two grandchildren, Kyle and Justin Holbach; two sisters, Margaret Dockery of Jayton, Texas, and Katherine (Marvin) Kirchoff of Beaver Dam; and nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his wife, Elaine in 1984, his parents and a sister. Services: Funeral services will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Werner-Harmsen Funeral Home in Waupun, with the Rev. Michael Bausch officiating. Visitation: Visitation will be at the funeral home from 5 p.m. Tuesday until the time of the services.

Donald F. Brennand
Donald F. Brennand, 82, of N8305 Cottage Drive, Fond du Lac, died Tuesday, Aug. 2, 2000, at Hospice Home of Hope. He was born on May 4, 1918, in Bancroft, a son of Floyd and Maude Chase Brennand. On June 15, 1940, he married Jeanette Ebling at St. Mary's Church in Fond du Lac. In his early years, he worked at Rueping Leather Co., and later was employed by the Soo Line Railroad as a conductor for 35 years, retiring in 1978. He serving with the 8th U.S. Army in World War II. Don enjoyed hunting, fishing, gardening, going to his cabin and visiting his many friends. He was a member of Bohlman-Grimes Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1904, Trier-Puddy American Legion Post 75 and United Transportation Union. Survivors include three children, Dianne Lyons and her special friend Bill Meyer of the Town of Friendship, Michael Brennand and his wife Patricia of North Fond du Lac, and Daniel Brennand and his wife Judith of Fond du Lac; seven grandchildren, Laurie Lyons and her special friend Tim McFadden of Clam Lake, Robert Lyons and his wife Kris of Mellen, Lisa Gyr and her husband Randall of Van Dyne, Michelle Russart and her husband Leonard of Fond du Lac, Julie Koch and her husband Ken of Wausau, Annette Orvald and her husband Wayne of Fond du Lac; and Patrick Brennand of Fond du Lac; eight great-grandchildren, Katie, Amanda and Morgan Gyr, Kaitlyn Russart, Cassandra and Zachary Koch, Alexis Orvald and Cody Lyons. He was preceded in death by his parents; and his wife on May 15 this year. Services: Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday at Uecker-Witt Funeral Home, with the Rev. John O'Brien officiating. Burial will be at Estabrooks Cemetery. Trier-Puddy American Legion Post 75 Firing Squad will conduct graveside military rites. Visitation: From 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Uecker-Witt Funeral Home is serving the family.

Lavona Timm
Lavona Timm, 78, of 30 WaWa Ave., Ripon, died Friday, Aug. 4, 2000, at Park View Care Center in Ripon, where she had been a resident for the past four months. She was born on Nov. 8, 1921, in West Rosendale, a daughter of Otto and Emma (Gransee) Strehlow. On May 26, 1951, she married Kenneth Timm She was educated in West Rosendale and graduated from Rosendale High School. Lavona resided in Rosendale and Ripon her entire life and was the former owner of Kathryn's Dress Shop. She was a member of Grace Lutheran Church of Ripon, VFW. Auxiliary Post 5278, and was an avid bowler. Survivors include one sister, Marion (DuWayne) Ferch of Montello; and four nephews, DeWayne Strehlow and John, Charles and David Ferch. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; one brother, Earl; one sister, Margaret; and two infant brothers. Services: Funeral Services will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Grace Lutheran Church in Ripon. The Rev. Paul Holte will officiate. Interment will be at Woodlawn Cemetery. Visitation: From 4 to 7 p.m. Monday at Butzin-Marchant Funeral Home in Ripon, where a VFW Auxiliary service will be held at 7 p.m., and from noon until the time of services Tuesday at the church. Memorials may be directed to Grace Lutheran Church or American Heart Association. Butzin-Marchant Funeral Home of Ripon is assisting the family.

Carl I. Justmann
Carl I. Justmann, 77, of W1163 Hochheim Road, Mayville, died Thursday, Aug. 3, 2000, at Beaver Dam Care Center. He was born on June 3, 1923, in the Town of Herman, Dodge County, a son of Richard and Martha (Wegner) Justmann. On June 24, 1951 he married Arlene Schultz in Campbellsport. Carl farmed in the Town of Herman all of his life. He was a member of Immanuel Lutheran (River Church) in Theresa. Survivors include his wife, Arlene of Mayville; a daughter, Charlotte (Jack) Lepien of Hartford; a son, Chris (Stephanie) Justmann of rural Mayville; one brother, Andrae (Jenny) Justmann of Waupaca; four sisters, Madeline Finke of Plymouth, Marianne (Gerhard) Christian of rural Theresa, Margaret Rohde of West Bend, and Naomi (Howard) Kriewald of Iron Ridge; six grandchildren, Jason Lepien and his special friend Julie Roecker, Brian, Miranda and Andrianna Lepien, Shawn Justmann and Clarissa Justmann; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Services: Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Theresa. The Rev. Eldor J. Harmann will officiate. Burial will be at Hochheim Cemetery in the Town of Herman. Visitation: From 3 to 8 p.m. today at Koepsell Funeral Home in Mayville, and from 10 a.m. until the time of services at the church on Monday. Memorials may be directed to Immanuel Lutheran Church. Koepsell Funeral Home of Mayville is serving the family.

Marion Asaikaien
Marion Asaikaien, 78, of Perry Sound, Ontario, Canada, passed away on Thursday, Aug. 3, 2000, in Canada. She was born on July 20, 1922 in Fond du Lac, a daughter of Frank and Elsie Lohry. Survivors include her husband, Raino; two daughters, Nancy Lee and Joy Ellen, both of Canada; two brothers, Harold (Volita) Lohry of Beldin, Mich., and Kenneth (Anne) Lohry of Omro; and a sister, Kathryn Curran of Fond du Lac. She was preceded in death by her parents; her first husband, Carl Culver; many nieces and nephews. Cremation has taken place in Canada.

Mabel A. Johnson
Mabel A. Johnson, 80, of Fond du Lac, died Thursday, Aug. 3, 2000, at Hospice Home of Hope. She was born on Nov. 13, 1919, in Cambria, a daughter of Robert and Zelma (Born) Paul. On June 21, 1941, she married Walter Johnson at Dubuque, Iowa. He preceded her in death on July 24, 1972. She was a member of Community Church in Fond du Lac. Survivors include four daughters, Carin Hintz of Dallas, Pa., Marsha (James) Kalkofen of Nisswa, Minn., LuAnn (David) Peters of Hartford, Conn., and Myrna Johnson of Costa Mesa, Calif.; 11 grandchildren; one brother, Willard of Beaver Dam; and three sisters, Edna Lambrecht of Dalton, Marian Lidtke of Fox Lake, and Gladys Nehring of Cambria. She was preceded in death by two sisters and two brothers. Services: A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Monday at Community Church. The Rev. Tim Haugen will officiate. Visitation: From noon Monday until the time of services at the church. Twohig Funeral Home of Fond du Lac is serving the family.


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