Celebrity Obituaries

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Olaw Thomsen

October 19, 1923 - April 19, 2014

Racine – Mr. Olaw "Tom" Thomsen, 90, passed away at his home on Sunday, April 20, 2014. Olaw was born in Denmark on October 19, 1923 to Ludvig Thomsen and Dagny (nee: Pedersen) Thomsen. At a young age, he traveled with his mother, Dagny, and his sister and brother to join his father, Ludvig, who was working to establish a home for his family in America. Olaw and his brother, Peter sold...
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Carole Elizabeth Miesel

August 8, 1933 - April 18, 2014

Racine – Carole Elizabeth Miesel, 80, went home to be with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ on Friday, April 18, 2014. Funeral services will be held at Racine Bible Church, 12505 Spring Street in Sturtevant on Saturday, May 3, 2014 at 10:00 AM. Committal services will follow at West Lawn Memorial Park chapel. Relatives and friends may meet with the family from 9:00 AM until 10:00 AM. A...
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Richard M. Munoz

September 18, 1945 - April 14, 2014

Racine – Richard M. Munoz, age 68, passed away on Monday, April 14, 2014. Richard was born on September 18, 1945 to Gasper G. Munoz and Francisca (nee: Martinez) Munoz in San Antonio, Texas. He married Josefa (nee:Rivera) Munoz on June 24, 1967 in Racine. They raised their family in Racine, where Richard worked for J.I. Case Company. He then moved on to a 13 year career at Rexnord Hydraulics...
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Donald Robert Rohner

April 2, 1945 - April 5, 2014

Donald R. Rohner "Veg" – age 69, passed away on April 5, 2014 in Weston, Wisconsin. Don was born on April 2, 1945 to Rudolph C. Rohner and Adelaide E. (nee: Valley) Rohner in Racine. He graduated from Union Grove High School and earned his teaching degree at U. W. Whitewater. Don began his teaching career at Mitchell Middle School in Racine. In 2000, after 34 years of teaching math, he...
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Erik Hans Raahauge

May 21, 1920 - April 4, 2014

Erik Hans Raahauge 93, went to be with his Lord on Friday (April 4, 2014). Born May 21, 1920 to Alfred and Charlotte (Anderson) Raahauge in Helerup, Denmark, he was the oldest of three sons. He was a veteran of World War II having served in three different theaters of operation, first with the Danish Merchant Marine in the Atlantic, then with the United States Army in New Guinea and finally...
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Louise Jane Schacht

September 17, 1913 - April 4, 2014

Mount Pleasant – Louise Jane Schacht (nee: Smith), 100, passed away peacefully in her sleep on Friday, April 4, 2014 at Artisan Assisted Living, Walnut Grove. Louise was born in Ripley, Michigan on September 17, 1913 to the late John Smith and Emily (nee: Sherer) Smith. In July of 1950, she was united in marriage to Edward "Ted" Schacht and he preceded her in death on May 26, 1988. She was...
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Donald L. Chase

April 12, 1931 - April 3, 2014

Racine – Donald Lee Chase, 82, passed away on April 3, 2014 at the Clement J. Zablocki VA Medical Center, Milwaukee. Donald was born in Racine to the late Ivan and Clara (nee: Wintrone) Chase on April 12, 1931. He had lived in Racine all his life. When he was young he worked at his father's gas station to help support the family. Later he became an auto body repairman, working at Uptown Auto...
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Hope Lois Bertram

February 28, 1925 - March 27, 2014

Racine – Hope Lois Bertram (nee: Rigby), 89, passed away on Thursday, March 27, 2014 at Lincoln Village Convalescent Center Nursing Home. Hope was born in Racine on February 28, 1925 to the late James Rigby and Emma (nee: Hare) Rigby. On November 2, 1946, she was united in marriage to Elton Bertram. She was a member of Fellowship Baptist Church in Racine. Hope was a hardworking and...
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Harvey Sorenson

December 4, 1920 - March 24, 2014

Racine – Harvey Sorenson, age 93, passed away on Monday, March 24, 2014 at Killarney Court in Sturtevant. Harvey was born on December 4, 1920 to David and Viola Sorenson in Tomah, Wisconsin. Harvey lived in Racine for most of his life, where he married Mabelle Anderson on February 26, 1944. Harvey was a produce farmer, and was in partnership with two of his brothers, Norman and Willard....
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Ronald C. Redlin

April 20, 1930 - March 16, 2014

Racine - Ronald ("Skip") Redlin, age 83, on Sunday, March 16, 2014 at Kenosha Estates Living & Care Center. Ronald enjoyed life. He was the only child of Milton and Lenore (nee: Matter) Redlin and was brought up in a Catholic family during the depression and educated in the parochial and public schools. Old family photos show a prosperous family due to his father's trade as a tool and die...
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Rodney J. LeAnna

January 25, 1935 - March 14, 2014

Racine – Rodney J. LeAnna, 79, died peacefully at Boland Hall Wisconsin Veterans Home, Union Grove on March 14, 2014. Rodney was born in Racine on January 25, 1935, to Joseph and Esther (nee: Schultz) LeAnna. He was united in marriage to Marlene Ann (nee: Erdmann) on September 10, 1960. For more than 30 years, Rodney was employed by A&E Manufacturing and retired in 1998. He was a...
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Jason S. Zygowski

August 31, 1973 - March 9, 2014

RACINE - Jason S. "Ziggy" Zygowski, age 40, passed away on Sunday, March 9, 2014. Jason was born in Waukesha on August 31, 1973 to Joseph Zygowski and Rosalie (nee: Finkenbinder) Zygowski. Jason lived a "Big Life!" He was a proud Firefighter for the Village of Caledonia for 14 years and was devoted to his brothers and sisters in service. Prior to that, he was a Firefighter for the town of...
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Pok Sil Thompson

October 4, 1946 - February 28, 2014

Racine – Pok Sil Thompson (nee: Chu), 67, passed away surrounded by her loving family on Friday, February 28, 2014 at Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare All Saints Hospital. Pok Sil was born in Okdang-ri, South Cholla Province, South Korea on October 4, 1946 to the late Kyung Ye Chu and Chul Im (nee: Koh). On October 22, 1970, she was united in marriage to Gary H. Thompson in Seoul, Korea. She...
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Rose Mary Svoren

December 14, 1920 - February 13, 2014

Rose Mary Svoren, age 93, passed away at Home Inspired Senior Living in Kenosha on February 13, 2014. Rose Mary was born in Racine on December 14, 1920, to Martin Svoren and Julia (nee: Kalna) Svoren. Rose Mary graduated from St. Catherine's High School in 1939. She was employed as a secretary at J.I. Case Co. for 34 years, retiring in 1980. Rose Mary was a member of the Case 20 Year Club...
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Mark Stanley Halonen

April 19, 1952 - February 11, 2014

RACINE- Mark S. Halonen, age 61, passed away unexpectedly at his home on February 11, 2014. Mark was born on April 19, 1952 in Chicago, Illinois to George E. Halonen and Virginia (Sroka) Halonen. Mark attended Notre Dame High School in Niles, Illinois. Mark served in the U.S. Marines. He also belonged to the VFW. Mark was very proud of earning an associate degree from Cardinal Stritch...
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Harry Jay Martin

December 8, 1970 - February 9, 2014

Sturtevant – Harry J. Martin, 43, passed away Sunday, February 9, 2014 with his family at his side. Harry was born in Racine to the Ben Sr. and Leila Mae (nee: Jansen) Martin on December 8, 1970. He lived in Sturtevant for most of his life. Harry was employed at C.H Distributors as a fork lift driver. He also worked for Farm & Fleet and Spencer's Bowl. Harry was an avid bowler involved in...
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John M. Hansen

June 4, 1949 - February 7, 2014

John Hansen, age 88, passed away on February 7, 2014, at Wheaton Franciscan Hospital in Racine. John was born on May 26, 1925, to Lewis and Mary (nee: Olson) Hansen. John married Betty Jacobsen on June 4, 1949, in Racine at Trinity Lutheran Church. John served in the United States Navy during World War II from 1942 -1946. He was a lithographer at Western Publishing Company, retiring in 1987....
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Alfredo Fuentes

September 21, 1955 - February 6, 2014

Alfredo Fuentes, age 58, passed away on Thursday, February 6, 2014 in his home. Alfredo was born in Laredo, Texas on September 21, 1955 to Maria Elena Peña. Alfredo was married to Dolores Avila on August 20, 1988. Alfredo worked at Chrysler Corporation in Kenosha, where he later retired after 30 years. Alfredo was an accomplished bass player. He enjoyed playing Rock n' Roll and the Blues, but...
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Albert J. Kirschling

December 12, 1927 - February 2, 2014

RACINE – Albert (Bud) Joseph Kirschling, age 86, passed away at All Saints, Wheaton-Franciscan Hospital on Sunday, February 2, 2014. Albert was born on December 12, 1927 to Albert and Marie (nee: Ahles) Kirschling. Albert was a lifelong resident of Racine. Albert served in the Navy during World War II and in the Army during the Korean Conflict. He worked for Racine Unified School District in...
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Dennis Lasko

August 17, 1942 - January 28, 2014

Racine – Dennis L. Lasko, age 71, passed away at Ridgewood Healthcare Center on January 28, 2014. Dennis was born on August 17, 1942 to Nicholas and Martha Lasko (nee: Clemens) in Racine. Dennis lived in Racine his whole life. Dennis was a 1960 graduate of Washington Park High School. He went on to earn a degree in electronics from Gateway Technical College. Dennis was employed at ...
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Amy Paul

May 15, 1924 - January 18, 2014

Racine – Amy (nee: Rae) Paul, age 89, went home to be with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, on January 18, 2014 at Harmony House. Amy was born on May 15, 1924 in Glasgow, Scotland to Robert and Agnes (nee: Ormrod) Rae. Amy came to the U.S. in 1952. She was married to Johann "Hans" Paul on April 10, 1954 in Racine. Hans preceded her in death on November 21, 2009. Amy was employed in...
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Norman R. Seeger

June 11, 1922 - January 15, 2014

Racine – Norman R. Seeger, age 91, passed away on January 15, 2014, at Parkside Manor in Kenosha. Norman was born on June 11, 1922, to John and Dorothy (nee: Petersen) Seeger. Norman married Doris Mae Deshais on May 1, 1943, in Racine at St. Mary's Catholic Church. Norman was a Sergeant with the Traffic Division of the Racine Police Department, retiring in 1977. In 1960 Norman and his...
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Guy Christensen

January 11, 1952 - January 11, 2014

Racine – Mr. Guy Christensen, 62, passed away at home on Saturday, January 11, 2014 after fighting a courageous battle over pancreatic cancer for 17 months. Guy was born in Racine to Carolyn (nee: Moeller) Bruno and the late Verne Christensen on January 11, 1952. Guy was united in marriage to Sherri (nee: Bush) on March 8, 1977. He was a manufacturing supervisor at KMC in Port...
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Sue Vela

June 23, 1945 - January 9, 2014

Racine – Sue Vela (nee: Martinez), 68, went home to be with her Lord and Savior surrounded by her loving family on Thursday, January 9, 2014 at home. Sue was born in Paris, Wisconsin June 23, 1945 to the late Benito E. Martinez and Angelita (nee: Rangel) Martinez. On June 22, 1965, she was united in marriage to David P. Vela. On November 10, 1973 they renewed their vows of marriage at St....
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William J. Carpenter

December 8, 1919 - January 7, 2014

William J. Bill Carpenter MOUNT PLEASANT, MI - Age 94, God called William to his eternal home on Tuesday January 7, 2014. William was born in Racine, WI to Alonzo and Jessie Carpenter on December 8, 1919. He gave his life to the Lord at age 12 at the Baptist church. He was united in marriage to Evelyn May Blank on May 21, 1942. They were married for 59 years. Bill Carpenter was a WWII veteran,...
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Edwin V. Cikel

July 28, 1931 - January 6, 2014

Racine – Edwin V. Cikel, age 82, passed away on Monday, January 6, 2014 at Wheaton-Franciscan, All Saints Hospital. Edwin was born on July 28, 1931 in Racine. He served in the U.S. Air Force. Edwin was united in marriage to Mary Ann (nee: Habetler) Cikel on August 20, 1979 in Las Vegas. Edwin was preceded in death by his parents, Stephen and Julia (nee: Jurik) Cikel, five brothers and...
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Richard Edwin Gemoll

February 16, 1946 - December 25, 2013

Caledonia – Richard E. Gemoll, 67, died peacefully in his home on December 25, 2013. Richard was born in LaCrosse, WI on February 16, 1946, to Clarence and Nelda (nee: Wilder) Gemoll. In Waukegan, IL, he married Giomar Garcia on November 23, 1970. For more than 36 years, Richard was employed by JI Case, finally retiring in December of 2000. He was a very active member of Fellowship...
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Beatrice Joyce Sondergaard

January 23, 1926 - December 16, 2013

Racine – Beatrice Joyce (nee: Larsen) Sondergaard, age 87, passed away on December 16, 2013. Beatrice was born on January 23, 1926 to Edwin J. Larsen and Helen B. (nee: Kast) Larsen. She lived in Racine all of her life. Beatrice was united in marriage to Edward R. Sondergaard on June 1, 1946. Beatrice was employed as the book keeper at the family business, Sondergaard Electric. She was...
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Bryan Hagquist

April 14, 1949 - December 12, 2013

Racine – Mr. Bryan Hagquist, 64, passed away at home on Thursday, December 12, 2013. Bryan was born in South Milwaukee to the late Betty (nee Blewett) Blunt on April 14, 1949. He was owner/operator of a Pepperidge Farm Distribution Route ("Breadman"). Bryan was united with Marilyn Joyce for more than ten years and lived in Racine for most of his life. He was an enthusiastic cyclist, a...
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Valice Mae Whitt

August 28, 1929 - December 7, 2013

Racine – Valice Mae Whitt, 84, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Saturday, December 7, 2013 from Froedert Hospital in Milwaukee. Valice Mae was born in Panther, West Virginia to Clifford B. and Pearl (nee: Cline) Whitt on August 28, 1929. She spent her childhood in Panther and moved to Racine in 1967 where she lived the rest of her life. Valice was raise in the Southern Baptist...
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Jay Kennedy Fliess

October 17, 1961 - December 6, 2013

Jay Kennedy Fliess, age 52, passed away on Friday, December 6th, 2013 at his residence. Jay was born on October 17, 1961 in Racine, Wisconsin to Clarence George Fliess, Sr. and Diane May Hoffman. Jay worked for Johnson's Wax as an assembler for 15 years. Jay enjoyed getting around on his scooter, visiting family and friends, shopping, watching the Green Bay Packers and staying as independent...
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William R. Smith

February 7, 1939 - December 3, 2013

William R. Smith, age 74, passed away on Tuesday, December 3, 2013 at his residence. William was born to William C. Smith and Sylvia (nee: Larsen) Smith on February 7, 1939. William lived his entire life in Racine. He served in the army. William was a painter by trade. He enjoyed hunting and fishing. William was a member of St. Richard's Catholic Church. William was preceded in death by...
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Thomas J. Barnhart

July 9, 1950 - November 24, 2013

RACINE—Thomas J. Barnhart passed away peacefully on Sunday, November 24, 2013. Thomas was born on July 9, 1950 to the late Eugene and Audrey Barnhart in Racine. Thomas loved the outdoors. He was an avid hunter and fisherman. He would do anything to be outside, his favorite thing being gardening. Thomas was a proud gardener. His peach trees and his tomatoes were famous with his family and...
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Catherine Edna Stapleman

January 26, 1913 - November 13, 2013

Racine - Catherine Edna Stapleman, 86, passed away at her home on Wednesday, November 13, 2013. Catherine was born in Caledonia to the late Phillip and Edna (nee: Noe) Fellner on January 26, 1927. She was a graduate of William Horlick High School class of 1945. She was employed by St. Mary's Hospital where she met her future husband, Roy August Stapleman. They were united in marriage at St....
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Mary Louise Nicikowski

January 10, 1934 - November 12, 2013

Mt. Pleasant – Mary Louise Nicikowski, 79, passed away at Parkside Manor in Kenosha on Tuesday morning, November 12, 2013. Mary was born in Negaunee City, Michigan to the late Armi and Mary (nee: Kanniainen) Parkkonen on January 10, 1934. In Racine, Mary was united in marriage to Bernard C. Nicikowski on April 5, 1996. Mary was employed by Getty's Manufacturing for over 20 years retiring...
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Juanita Medina

March 12, 1944 - November 8, 2013

RACINE, Juanita Medina, age 69, passed away on November 8, 2013. Juanita was born on March 12, 1944 in Killeen, TX. She will be dearly missed by her children; sons, Simon, Gilbert (Consuelo), Joe, Ismael, Johnnie, and Rubin (Stacey) Medina; daughters, Irma (Jose) Gomez, Cynthia (Jose) Castro, Norma Medina, and Rachel (Ernest) Chavez. Juanita is also survived by five grandsons, seven...
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William John Rendall, Jr.

July 12, 1917 - November 1, 2013

Oak Creek – William J. Rendall, Jr. age 96, passed away on Friday, November 1, 2013. William was born on July 12, 1917 in Racine to William J. Rendall, Sr. and Jessie (Seater) Rendall. He graduated from Horlick High School in 1936. He furthered his education, earning his Bachelor's Degree in Education from UW Platteville and his Master's Degree in Education from Bradley University. During...
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Trey Patrick Fozzard

September 16, 1981 - October 26, 2013

Racine – Trey Patrick Fozzard, age 32, passed away on Saturday, October 26, 2013. Trey was born in Biloxi, Mississippi to Darrall Wayne Fozzard and Robin Ann (Fields) Kekko. Trey was a maintenance mechanic. He worked for B Way Corporation for four years and Echo Lake Foods, Inc. for just over one year. Trey enjoyed sports and his family was important to him. "THREE HUGS, TWO KISSES, ONE...
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Robert Medina

July 29, 1967 - October 25, 2013

Robert Medina RACINE—Robert Medina, 46, passed away peacefully at home on October 25, 2013. Robert was born July 29, 1967 in Baxter, Texas to the late Jaunita and Simon Medina. Robert will be dearly missed by his mother, Jaunita Medina; brothers, Simon, Gilbert (Consuelo), Joe, Ismael, Johnnie, and Rubin (Stacey) Medina; sisters, Irma (Jose) Gomez, Cynthia (Jose) Castro, Norma Medina, and...
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Elmer Otto Krogh

April 26, 1916 - October 22, 2013

Union Grove – Mr. Elmer Otto Krogh, 97, passed away at Dolphin Manor on Tuesday, October 22, 2013. Elmer was born in Racine to the late Nels and Sadie (nee Hansen) Krogh on April 26, 1916. He attended Washington Park High School until he was sent to work with the Civilian Conservation Corps Camp during the Great Depression. On October 19, 1942, Elmer enlisted into the United States Army Air...
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Lois Mary Siebrands

July 22, 1930 - October 22, 2013

Racine – Lois Mary Siebrands, 83, passed away at Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare – All Saints on Tuesday, October 22, 2013. Lois was born in DeSmet, South Dakota to the late Elmer and Gertrude (nee: Wagner) Phillips on July 22, 1930. She was united in marriage to John Siebrands and lived most of her life in Racine. She will be missed by her family and friends. A memorial service will be...
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Betty May Weiss

August 30, 1924 - October 21, 2013

Racine – Betty May Weiss, 89, passed away at Racine Hospice House on October 21, 2013. Betty May was born on August 30, 1924 in St. Paul, MN. to Burt Wilbur Fuller and Mae Viola (nee: Robillard) Fuller. She was raised in Bemidji, MN and worked in the family business, a confectionary and barber shop. Betty May also worked for the Department of the U.S. Navy from 1942-1945. She married Rodney...
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John kenneth Flones

January 14, 1961 - October 13, 2013

Union Grove – John K. Flones, 52, passed away at Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare – All Saints on October 13, 2013. John Kenneth Flones was born in Ashland to Kenneth and Jeanne (nee: Schovick) Flones on January 14, 1961. He lived in Racine for most of his life. John worked as a painter for 17 years retiring in 2005 and he was a member of Mount Pleasant Lutheran Church. John is survived...
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Lyle G. Gustin

April 8, 1922 - October 11, 2013

RACINE – Mr. Lyle G. Gustin, 91, peacefully passed away at Wheaton Franciscan Hospital with his loving family at his side on Friday, October 11, 2013. Lyle was born in Dunn Center, ND to the late Ray Gustin and Ann (nee: Reschke) on April 8, 1922. On September 7, 1946, at Racine Gospel Tabernacle Church, Lyle was united in marriage to Elaine Andress. They celebrated 67 years. Mr. Gustin is...
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Margaret Elizabeth Feilen

April 6, 1917 - October 11, 2013

Hales Corners – Margaret Elizabeth Feilen (nee: Meingast), 96, passed away surrounded by her loving family on Friday, October 11, 2013 at Hales Corner Care Center. Margaret was born in Milwaukee on April 6, 1917 to the late Francis Meingast and Charlotte (nee: Brauch) Meingast. In June of 1941, she was united in marriage to Joseph J. Feilen, Jr. and he preceded her in death on July 2, 1969. ...
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Hazel I. Johnson

February 6, 1950 - October 10, 2013

Hazel Irene Johnson RACINE – Hazel Irene Johnson passed away at Racine Hospice House on Thursday, October 10, 2013 after a short but courageous battle with cancer. Hazel was born to the late Lyle Buege and Alice Leone (nee: Derozier) Buege on February 6, 1950. She graduated from Washington Park High School, Class of 1968. Hazel was united in marriage to Allen Alvin Johnson on August 15,...
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Diana Lee Shenkenberg

September 10, 1944 - October 6, 2013

RACINE - Diana Lee Shenkenberg, 69, passed away on Sunday, October 6, 2013 at St. Catherine's Medical Campus in Kenosha, WI. Diana was born and raised in Racine. Diana worked many jobs over her lifetime, including a nurse's aide, McDonalds' and Piggly Wiggly. She is survived by her husband, Larry L. Shenkenberg, a daughter, Kimberly Hulsey and her husband Brian, a son, Brian Kass and his wife...
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Louis J. Noppe

March 3, 1932 - October 3, 2013

RACINE – Mr. Louis J. Noppe, Sr., 81, passed away at his home with his loving family at his side on Thursday, October 3, 2013. Louis was born in Racine to the late Louis and Mary (nee: Vanhaverbeke) Noppe on March 3, 1932. In Racine at Holy Communion Lutheran Church, he was united in marriage to Kay Raguse on February 21, 1953. She preceded him in death on May 17, 2012. Mr. Noppe is a...
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Shirley Teigland

May 5, 1931 - September 29, 2013

RACINE — Shirley Teigland, 82, passed away on September 29, 2013. Shirley was born on May 5, 1931 to the late Frank and Florence Kirkendoll in Des Moines, Iowa. Shirley was united to the love of her life, her husband Frank, in 1951. They were married for 59 years before he passed away. Shirley was a loving mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. She loved going to the theatre and had a...
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Helene H. Hay

February 23, 1918 - September 25, 2013

Mt. Pleasant - Helene H. Hay, 95, passed away on Sept. 25, 2013 at Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare Center. Helene was born in Wild Rose, Iowa on February 23, 1918 to the late Reverend Gottholt and Laura Gerlach. Helene was united in marriage to Dr. James Alan Hay on June 24, 1942. James preceded her in death in 2002. She was also preceded in death by her son, William J. Hay. Helene...
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Jerome Cikel

March 27, 1927 - September 24, 2013

RACINE – Jerome Cikel, 86, passed away at Lincoln Village Convalescent Center on Tuesday, September 24, 2013. Jerome was born on March 27, 1927 in Racine. He was united in marriage to Janice (nee: Leibel) Cikel for 22 years. Janice preceded him in death on January 18, 2009. Jerome was a member of Pentecost Lutheran Church. He worked for Chrysler Corporation for 30 years. He also served...
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Richard C. Krekling

September 28, 1927 - September 20, 2013

Mount Pleasant – Richard Charles Krekling, 85, passed away peacefully at Ridgewood Care Center on September 20, 2013. Richard was born in Racine to the late George and Lillian (nee: Olson) Krekling on September 28, 1927. He was united in marriage to Lucille Helen Poelmann on July 7, 1951. He lived in Racine all his life. Mr. Krekling served in the United States Marines. He was employed...
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Eva I. Artmann

June 30, 1944 - September 17, 2013

Racine - Eva I. Artmann, 92, passed away at Elizabeth Residence on Tuesday, September 17, 2013. Eva. I. Artmann was born in Denmark to the late Kresten and Bertheline (nee: Pedersen) Christensen. She was united in marriage to Gunnar Villy Artmann in Denmark on June 30, 1944. He preceded her in death on January 4, 1997. Eva lived in Racine for most of her adult life. She was a member of the...
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Raymond Lee Larrabee

December 9, 1926 - September 16, 2013

Mount Pleasant – Raymond L. Larrabee, 86, went home to be with his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ on September 16, 2013. Raymond was born in Dunn County, to the late Harold and Nettie (nee: Braselton) Larrabee on December 9, 1926. He was united in marriage to Esta Ethel Trupe on November 13, 1948 in Viroqua and lived in Racine for most of his life. Raymond was employed for over 27 years at...
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Steven A. Mitchell

March 2, 1989 - September 14, 2013

RAYMOND—Steven A. Mitchell, 24, passed away on September 14, 2013. Steven was born on March 2, 1989 in Racine to the late Lynn and Janine (Christensen) Mitchell. Steven faced a great amount of loss and struggle throughout his life. The one thing that remained constant for him was his family and friends. Steven was a devoted and loving father to his son, Cayden. Cayden was the most...
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Karl A. Ciborowski

October 2, 1926 - September 10, 2013

Racine – Karl A. Ciborowski, 86, passed away Tuesday morning, September 10, 2013 at Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare – All Saints. Karl Ambrose Ciborowski was born in Racine to Peter and Jennie (nee: Wiza) Ciborowski on October 2, 1926. He lived in Racine for most of his life. In Karl's earlier years, he left school to work on the family farm. From 1944 until 1946, he served in the United...
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LaVerne E. Blaski

July 8, 1924 - September 9, 2013

Racine – LaVerne E. Blaski, 89, passed away at Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare – All Saints on Monday, September 9, 2013. LaVerne Edith Blaski was born in Racine to the late Thomas and Angeline (nee: Roepke) Johnson on July 8, 1924 and lived in Racine all her life. She was employed at Oster Manufacturing for several years where she met her future husband, Albert W. Blaski. They were united...
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Curtis H. Krogh

January 16, 1917 - September 3, 2013

Racine – Curtis H. Krogh, 96, passed away at Boland Hall - Veterans Home in Union Grove on September 3, 2013. Curtis was born in Racine to the late Christian and Thyra (nee: Lenestrand) Krogh on January 16, 1917. He was a lifelong resident of Racine and graduated from Washington Park High School, Class of 1935. In Chicago, IL, he was united in marriage to Agnes N. Jacobsen on October 22,...
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Thomas Allen Johnson

January 24, 1947 - August 30, 2013

Racine – Thomas Allen Johnson, 66, passed away peacefully at his home surrounded by his family and friends on August 30, 2013. Thomas Allen was born to the late Walter and Mary Johnson on January 24, 1947 and lived in Racine most of his life. He was united in marriage to Carol Ruth Worden on March 21, 1990. She preceded him in death on March 10, 2011. Thomas "Ribcage" served in the United...
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Clarence Earl Rosa

October 5, 1926 - August 18, 2013

Kenosha—Clarence Earl Rosa Jr., 86, passed away peacefully on August 18, 2013 at Christopher House in Kenosha. Clarence was born on October 5, 1926 to the late Clarence and Johanna (nee: Roeschen) Rosa in Racine. Clarence had many hobbies and interests. He loved fishing and putting puzzles together and also enjoyed taking walks. He loved old jazz music and let everyone know it. Clarence...
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Emery L. Creuziger

March 3, 1923 - August 17, 2013

RACINE-- Emery L. Creuziger, 90, passed away peacefully on August 17, 2013. Emery L. Creuziger was born to the late Charles and Iva (nee: Brandt) Creuziger on March 3, 1923 in Sprague, Wisconsin. He attended school at William Horlick High School. Emery was united in marriage to the love of his life, Virginia Ziesmer, on September 4, 1943. Emery had many hobbies that he loved. He collected...
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Carolyn J. Hartley

May 25, 1922 - August 16, 2013

RACINE—Carolyn J. Hartley, 91, passed away peacefully on August 16, 2013. Carolyn J. Hartley was born on May 25, 1922 in Elkart, Indiana to the late C. Edwin and Maude Belle (nee: Noel) Kirkwood. She graduated from Ball State Teacher's College with a degree in Education. Carolyn was united to the love of her life Frederick J. Hartley on October 1, 1943 in Muncie, Indiana. Together they...
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William H. Blaesing

April 2, 1928 - August 16, 2013

RACINE-- Bill Blaesing, 85, entered into eternal life on August 16, 2013, the 61st anniversary of his marriage to the love of his life, Sharon Redford. Bill and Sharon met at the raspberry patch at the Wustum Museum, where he worked for 43 years. Bill also taught pottery classes for the Racine Art Association at Wustum. Bill served in the Army in Korea at the end of the Second World War. ...
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MaryEllen Staff

November 19, 1930 - August 8, 2013

MT. PLEASANT—MaryEllen Staff passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family on August 8, 2013. MaryEllen (Lindblad) Staff was born November 19, 1930 in Racine WI to Carl & Amelia (Johnson) Lindblad. She was married to Donald C. Staff on August 9,1952 at Calvary Memorial Church (formerly Gospel Tabernacle) in Racine. Her schooling included Fratt Elementary, McKinley Jr. High, and...
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Wayne Joseph Obernberger

March 24, 1935 - August 7, 2013

MT. PLEASANT—Wayne Joseph Obernberger, 78, passed away peacefully on August 7, 2013. Wayne J. Obernberger was born on March 24, 1935 to the late Alfred and Jeanette (nee:Dederich) Obernberger in Racine. He was united in marriage to his loving wife, Carol (nee: Niesen) on April 23, 1960. Wayne was a devoted member to St. Joseph's Catholic Parish for many years. He loved bowling and golfing...
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Joanne Clare Funk

July 8, 1932 - July 26, 2013

Union Grove – Joanne C. Funk, 81, passed away peacefully on July 26, 2013. Joanne Clare Funk was born in Racine to the late Sigvart and Margaret (nee: Costello) Simonsen on July 8, 1932. She was united in marriage to Robert E. Funk on October 6, 1951 at St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Racine. Together they lived and worked at the family farm in Union Grove. Joanne was a member of St....
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Nancy Lee Peterson

October 8, 1937 - July 25, 2013

Racine – Nancy Lee Peterson, 75, went home to be with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ on Thursday, July 25, 2013. Nancy was born in Exeland, WI to the late Harry and Virginia (nee: Crye) Kyle on October 8, 1937. She was united in marriage to Robert C. Peterson on June 5, 1956 in Fort Belvoir, Virginia. She lived in Huntsville Alabama for nine years and the rest of her life in Racine Wis. ...
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Ana Marie Castaneda

March 21, 1947 - July 18, 2013

Racine- Ana M. (nee: Hernandez) Castaneda, 66, passed away on Thursday, July 18, 2013 after an eight year battle with cancer. Ana was born on March 21, 1947 to the late Vicente and Mary Ophelia (nee: Martinez) Hernandez in San Antonio, TX. She was united in marriage to Juventino Castaneda Sr. on May 11, 1978 and together they shared 35 loving years. Ana had been employed as an...
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Michael John Boomsma

October 1, 1966 - July 15, 2013

Milwaukee- Michael J. Boomsma, 46, passed away at his home on Monday, July 15, 2013 from complications of a stroke. He is now at home with his Lord. His family misses him dearly. His father, mother, sons, sister, brother-in-law, and nephews loved him like no one can, except God through his Son, Jesus Christ. Goodbye Mike- "See you soon." Michael had an endearing, likable personality and had...
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Diane Audrey Pietsch

December 4, 1946 - July 14, 2013

Racine- Diane A. (nee: Melvin) Pietsch passed away on Sunday, July 14, 2013 at St. Luke's Hospital in Milwaukee. Diane was born in Racine on December 4, 1946 to the late Russell and Anita (nee: Peter) Melvin. Diane was known as a loving mother who cared deeply for others. She was able to bring laughter into everyone's life that she touched. But, most of all, Diane will be remembered for...
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Robin "Rob" Scott Blomgren

August 2, 1962 - June 25, 2013

Franksville- Robin S. Blomgren, 50, passed away unexpectedly in his sleep on Tuesday, June 25, 2013 at his parent's home. He had been on Dialysis and was awaiting a Kidney transplant. Rob was born to Burton and Audrey Blomgren on August 2, 1962. He had a special place in his heart for nature and had a great respect for Native American culture and history. With his love for nature, he had...
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Roger Reeve Wiersum

June 19, 1940 - June 21, 2013

Racine- Roger R. Wiersum, 73, passed away on Friday, June 21, 2013 at Hospice Alliance- Hospice House in Pleasant Prairie. Roger was born in Kenosha on June 19, 1940 to the late Roger C. and Marion (nee: Weyrauch) Wiersum. He was united in marriage to Pearl (nee: Gregory) on November 17, 1961. Roger had been employed for Chrysler in Kenosha for 30 years until his retirement. He enjoyed...
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Donald Joseph Geoghan

November 10, 1924 - June 20, 2013

Racine- Donald J. Geoghan, 88, went to be with his Lord and Savior on Thursday, June 20, 2013 after battling Alzheimer's disease for 8 years. Donald was born in Waukegan, IL on November 10, 1924 to the late Jess and Rose Geoghan. He proudly served his country in the U.S. Navy during WWII, where he served as an airplane mechanic. Donald had been employed as a U.S. Postal Worker for over 27...
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Ruth Hazel Anderson

November 4, 1925 - June 16, 2013

Racine – Ruth Hazel Anderson, 87, passed away on Sunday, June 16, 2013 at Wheaton Franciscan Health Care – All Saints. Ruth was born in Racine to the late Jay and Miriam (nee: Nelson) Phelps on November 4, 1925 and lived her life in Racine. She was united in marriage to Harold L. Anderson on August 23, 1947 and together they managed Weiss Newman Shoe Company retail stores for over 37 years...
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Thomas Tommy K. Ciborowski

September 4, 1959 - June 12, 2013

Mt. Pleasant – Thomas Karl Ciborowski, 53, passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, June 12, 2013. Tommy was born in Racine to Karl and Jean (nee: Drescher) Ciborowski on September 4, 1959 and lived in the Racine area all his life. Tommy attended St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church. He was most recently employed by Wal-Mart. Tommy was a person of many interests and talents. He enjoyed...
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Angeline C. Adamow

June 9, 1921 - June 8, 2013

Racine- Angeline C. Adamow, 91, passed away at Lincoln Village on Saturday, June 8, 2013, a day before her 92nd birthday. Angeline was born on June 9, 1921 to the late Albert and Marcella (nee: Smader) Adamow. She was employed at Rainfair in Racine for over 50 years, serving in human services. While at Rainfair, she also served as the president of the Credit Union. After her retirement, she...
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Frances Louise Buffham

August 21, 1921 - June 2, 2013

Appleton- Frances L. Buffham, 91, passed away on Sunday, June 2, 2013 at Peabody Manor in Appleton. Frances was born in Racine on August 21, 1921 to the late Roy and Louise (nee: Kanetzke) Buffham. She was employed as a Junior High School guidance counselor for the Appleton Area School District for many years until her retirement. Frances will be dearly missed by her brother, Louis ...
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Floyd Donald Schmidt

June 6, 1931 - May 23, 2013

Racine- Mr. Floyd D. Schmidt, 81, passed away on Thursday, May, 23, 2013 at Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare- All Saints. Floyd was born in Racine on June 6, 1931 to the late Richard and Alta (nee: Blakeslee). In 1977, he was united in marriage to Janice (nee: Rundle) at Taylor Ave. Church of the Nazarene. Floyd proudly served his country from 1948-1952 as a member of the Army Armor Division...
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Richard "Dizzy" H. Dissmore

October 21, 1946 - May 21, 2013

Racine- Richard H. Dissmore, 66, passed away on May 21, 2013 at Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare- All Saints. Richard was born on October 21, 1946 in Whitehall, WI to the late Ruben and Minnie (nee: Johnson) Dissmore. He was united in marriage to Sherrie (nee: Hargraves) on October 19, 1991 at St. Andrew's Lutheran Church in Racine. Richard proudly served his country as a Navy Seabee, serving...
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Arline Ruth Levandoski

April 18, 1932 - May 7, 2013

Racine- Arline R. (nee: Post) Levandoski, 81, passed away on Tuesday, May 7, 2013 at her residence. Arline was born in Racine on April 18, 1932 to the late Casey and Olga (nee: Zimmerman) Post. In Racine, she was united in marriage to Gene Levandoski on June 7, 1952 and together they shared 60 years. Arline had previously been employed at Ametek until her retirement in 1988. Arline's...
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Karl Gustav Geilfuss

September 11, 1934 - May 6, 2013

Racine- Mr. Karl G. Geilfuss, 78, passed away on Monday, May 6, 2013 at his residence. Karl was born in Milwaukee to the late Carl and Eunice (nee: Krieger) Geilfuss. He had been employed at General Electric and Harris Metals for many years until his retirement. Karl had also been a member of Trinity Lutheran Church. He will be dearly missed by his children, Lynn (Steven) Clark, Steven ...
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Ruth Ethlyn Brown

March 3, 1922 - May 4, 2013

Racine – Ruth E. Brown, 91, went home to be with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ peacefully with her husband and son at her side on May 4, 2013. Ruth was born in Racine to the late Malcolm J. and Irma I. (nee: LeMore) Gregory on March 3, 1922. She graduated from Washington Park High School, class of 1940. On May 3, 1952, she was united in marriage to William C. Brown at First Baptist...
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Leokadia "Kady" Than

March 11, 1924 - April 20, 2013

Racine – Leokadia Than, 89, went home to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on April 20, 2013. Kady was born to the late Michael and Francisca (nee: Dinda) Weinheimer on March 11, 1924. She was united in marriage to Alfred Than on October 27, 1946. He preceded her in death on January 14, 1992. Kady was employed as a seamstress at Rainfair Company and retired in 1960. She attended...
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Stella May Pelikan

May 24, 1917 - April 17, 2013

Racine - Stella May Pelikan, 95, passed away peacefully at Aurora St. Luke's South Shore Hospital in Cudahy on Wednesday April 17, 2013 with her loving family by her side. Stella was born in Racine on May 24, 1917, the daughter of the late Iva (nee: Jacobson) Anderson, graduating from Washington Park High School in 1935. A devote Catholic, she believed in the Lord God as her Savior & was very...
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Vena Alma Andersen

July 24, 1917 - April 17, 2013

Racine – Vena Alma Andersen, 95, passed away at her daughter's home with family by her side, on April 17, 2013. Vena was born in Vanlue, Ohio to the late Marion and Grace (nee: Lemott) Wise on July 24, 1917. In 1922, with her family, she moved to Zion, Illinois. There she was educated in the Zion Schools and graduated from Waukegan High School in 1936. After high school, she attended the...
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Genaro Flores Cantu , Sr.

September 24, 1934 - April 11, 2013

Racine- Genaro F. Cantu Sr., 78, passed away on Thursday, April 11, 2013 at Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare- All Saints. Genaro was born in San Antonio, Tex. on September 24, 1934 to the late Vincente and Maria (nee: Flores) Cantu. In May of 1962, he was united in marriage to Frances (nee: Delazerda) Cantu. Genaro proudly served his country in the Air Force during the Korean War. After the...
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Lois Jean Thellefsen

August 4, 1924 - April 9, 2013

Racine- Lois J. (nee: Hermes) Thellefsen, 88, passed away on Tuesday, April 9, 2013. Lois was born in Racine to the late Earl and Marjorie (nee: Corlew) on August 4, 1924. In Racine, she was united in marriage to Russel I. Thellefsen on September 18, 1948. He preceded her in death on March 3, 2001. Lois was a loving mother, grandmother and great grandmother and family was important to her. ...
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Silverio Gutiérrez Alarcón

August 24, 1927 - April 1, 2013

Racine- Silverio Gutiérrez Alarcón, 85, passed away on Monday, April 1, 2013 at Wheaton Fransican Healthcare- All Saints. Silverio was born in Santa Maria, Jajalpa, Estado de México on August 24, 1927 to Emilio Gutiérrez Aros and Felicitas Alarcón Gutiérrez. Silverio was self employed as a restaurant owner of Silverio's Restaurant for over 50 years until his retirement in 1996. ...
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Barbara Lee Laehr

April 1, 1949 - March 29, 2013

Mt. Pleasant- Barbara L. Laehr, 63, passed away on March 29, 2013 at her residence. Barbara was born on April 1, 1949 in Racine. She had been employed as a prep-cook at Yardarm Bar and Grill for over 20 years until her retirement. Barbara graduated life on earth with honors. She loved her Lord and she loved her neighbors as herself. Barb was a member of Lutheran Church of the Resurrection. ...
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Sylvia Garcia

February 13, 1965 - March 28, 2013

Racine- Sylvia Garcia, 48, passed away on Thursday, March 28, 2013 at her residence with her loving family at her side. Sylvia was born in Austin, TX on February 13, 1965 to Joe Henry Sr. and Maria L. (nee: Bazan) Garcia. She was engaged to David Creuziger. Sylvia will be dearly missed by her fiancé, David Creuziger; three children, Frank Zitka, Jr., Samantha Decker, and Carrigan Decker,...
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Dale Edwin Lester

April 13, 1933 - March 20, 2013

Mount Pleasant – Dale Edwin Lester, 79, passed away peacefully on Wednesday morning, March 20, 2013. Dale was born in Webster City, Iowa, on April 13, 1933, to the late Richard Lester and Mabel Van Doren (nee: Urich).On July 10, 1950, he enlisted in the US Navy, proudly served in the Korean War, and was decorated with five service medals before his discharge on February 5, 1954. In...
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Diana Lee Celnar

December 12, 1944 - March 17, 2013

Racine- Diana L. (nee: Trudeau) 68, passed away on St. Patrick's Day Sunday, March 17, 2013 at Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare-All Saints. Diana was born in Galveston, TX on December 12, 1944 to the late Norman A. and Frances (nee: Foreman) Trudeau. She was united in marriage to Richard Celnar on October 24, 1988. He preceded her in death on November 6, 1992. Diana had been employed as a...
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Lillian Rose Henrickson

March 21, 1912 - March 16, 2013

Racine- Lillian R. (nee: Burmeister), 100, passed away on Saturday, March 16, 2013. Lillian was born in the town of Raymond on March 21, 1912 to the late Henry and Louisa (nee: Zemke) Burmeister. She was united in marriage to Clarence Henrickson on March 28, 1936. Lillian loved embroidery and enjoyed spending time with her family. She will be dearly missed by her daughter, Beverly...
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Susan Marie Hart

July 10, 1947 - March 13, 2013

Racine- Susan M. (nee: Sorenson) Hart, 65, passed away on Wednesday, March 13, 2013 at her residence. She was born in Racine on July 10, 1947 to the late Kenneth and Doris Sorenson. On December 17, 1963 she was united in marriage to James D. Hart and together they shared nearly 50 years. Susan was a graduate of Park High School and had been employed at Dairyland Greyhound Park for 15 years...
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Grace Patricia Winarski

January 23, 1922 - March 7, 2013

Grace P. Winiarski Sturtevant – Mrs. Grace Patricia Winiarski, 91, went home to be with her Lord, Jesus Christ on Thursday, March 7, 2013. Grace was born in Milwaukee to the late Sidney and Virginia Chiodetti and before World War II she was united in marriage to Raymond Winiarski. Memorial services will be held at Calvary Memorial Church on Wednesday, March 13, 2013 at 11:00 AM with...
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Hilda Selma Rognsvoog

July 3, 1921 - March 2, 2013

Racine- Hilda S. (nee: Johnson) Rognsvoog, 91, passed away on Saturday, March 2, 2013 at Lincoln Village. Hilda was born in Racine on July 3, 1921. On May 14, 1944, she was united in marriage to Richard Rognsvoog, he preceded her in death on August 30, 1984. Hilda had been a lifelong resident of Racine. She loved being with her family and traveling. Hilda was a member of Pentecost Lutheran...
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Catherine L. Owen

April 17, 1915 - February 28, 2013

Racine- Catherine L. (nee: Taylor) Owen, 97, passed away on Thursday, February 28, 2013 at Ridgewood Care Center with her loving family at her side. Catherine was born in Milwaukee to the late Frank and Marion (nee: Blash) Taylor on April 17, 1915. She was united in marriage to John H. Owen on January 24, 1942. He preceded her in death on February 1, 1987. Catherine loved her immediate...
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Madeline V. Mills

July 1, 1919 - February 17, 2013

Racine - Madeline V. Mills, 93, went home to be with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ on Sunday, February 17, 2013. Mandy was the daughter of John and Anna (nee: Pederson) Clausen born on July 1, 1919 in Racine. On June 28, 1947, Mandy married Roger Owen Mills at Holy Communion Lutheran Church. Madeline and Roger were happily wed for 63 years. He preceded her in death on January 25, 2011. ...
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LuElla E. Zuehlke

June 27, 1924 - February 16, 2013

Racine- LuElla E. (nee: Mann) Zuehlke, 88, passed away on Saturday, February 16, 2013. LuElla was born on June 27, 1924 to Oscar and Ida (nee: Kruggel) Mann on the homestead farm near Good Thunder, Minnesota. On December 10, 1944, she was united in marriage to Merlin D. Zuehlke in Good Thunder, MN. After moving to Racine, LuElla became a member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church in which she was a...
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Margaret J. Miller

December 4, 1925 - February 15, 2013

Racine- Margaret J. (nee: Brandt) Miller, 87, passed away on Friday morning, February 15, 2013 at Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare-All Saints after a battle with cancer. Margaret was born in Milwaukee on December 4, 1925 to the late Arthur and Sadie (nee: Fagan) Brandt. She graduated from Horlick High School in 1943. On January 5, 1946, she was united in marriage to Edward Miller. He preceded her...
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