Tom Lyon, age 67 of Westfield passed away peacefully Monday evening, June 10, 2013 surrounded by his family at his home.
A funeral service will be held on Saturday, June 15th at 11:00 a.m. at the First Presbyterian Church of Westfield. Visitation will be held on Friday at the church from 4:00 until 7:00 p.m. and again on Saturday from 9:00 a.m. until the hour of service. Pastor Brenda Pulver will preside and burial will follow at Oak Hill Cemetery, Westfield Township. Crawford Funeral and Cremation Service of Montello and Oxford is honored to be assisting the family with arrangements. www.CrawfordFH.com
A complete obituary will appear in next week’s edition of the Marquette County Tribune.
Ruth M. Spade
Ruth M. Spade, 76, of Gwinn, MI, died Sunday afternoon, June 2, 2013, at Marquette General Hospital.
She was born April 19, 1937, in Montello, Wisconsin, the daughter of Herald and Evelyn Volbrecht. She was raised there and was a 1955 graduate of Montello High School. Ruth attended Northern Michigan University and earned a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree.
She married Philip A. Spade in Montello in 1957. Ruth was employed at the Gwinn Public Schools for many years and retired as principal of Gilbert Elementary School in Gwinn.
She was a member and past president of the Marquette League of Women, Gwinn Historical Society and Gwinn Study Club. She was also a member of the Gwinn Library Board, Gwinn Clock Tower Restoration Committee and was the “Queen Bee” of the Glitzy Redhatters.
Ruth is survived by her husband of 56 years, Philip Spade of Gwinn; and a cousin, Roger (Sherry) Volbrecht of Monroe, WI. She was preceded in death by her parents and a cousin, Larry Volbrecht.
Visitation was held on Thursday, June 6, 2013 from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Canale-Gwinn Funeral Home. A Funeral Mass was celebrated on Friday, June 7, 2013 at 11 a.m. at St. Anthony Catholic Church with Rev. John Boyle officiating.
Visitation was also held on Tuesday, June 11, 2013 from 10:00 to 12:00 p.m. (noon) at Steinhaus-Holly Funeral Home, Westfield. A Graveside Interment Service followed at Oak Hill Cemetery, Town of Packwaukee with Father David Carrano officiating.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to UPAWS, 84 Snowfield Road, Negaunee, MI 49866 or the Ruth Spade Scholarship.
Steinhaus-Holly Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Westfield served the family along with Canale Funeral Home of Gwinn, MI. For online obituaries and condolences visit www.steinhaushollyfuneralhome.com.
Robert V. “Bob” Thalacker
PORTAGE -- Robert V. “Bob” Thalacker, age 56, of Portage, died on Thursday, June 6, 2013 at St. Clare Hospice Center in Baraboo.
He was born on December 22, 1956 in Portage, the son of Vernon E. and Mary Jean (Steinhaus) Thalacker. Bob was baptized and confirmed at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Harrisville, WI. He graduated from Westfield High in 1975 and continued on to receive a Bachelor of Science in Social Work and a minor in Psychology from UW-Oshkosh in 1980. Bob was married to Kathleen “Kathy” Krueger on August 2, 1980; they were married 32 years. Bob worked for the U.S. Department of Justice Federal Bureau of Prisons for 25 years, retiring in 2006. As an avocation, Bob carried the message of sobriety at St. Clare and Divine Savior Hospitals as well as the Columbia County Jail. As a hobby, Bob enjoyed making stone and wood creations.
He is survived by his wife, Kathleen; their children, Kathryn “Kate” and Christopher (wife, Alicia) Thalacker; his mother, Mary Jean Thalacker; his sister, Janice (Larry) Theberge; his brothers, Gary (Mary) and James (Karen) Thalacker; his in-laws, Ted and Darlene Krueger; along with other family members and friends. Bob was preceded in death by his father, Vernon Thalacker and his grandparents.
Funeral services were held on Monday, June 10, 2013 at St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, 850 Armstrong St., Portage, WI, with the Rev. Daniel Kelm officiating. Inurnment will be private in Sheldon Cemetery, Marquette County.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be given to Rape Crisis Center, 2801 Coho Street, Suite 301, Madison, WI 53713, or The Jesuit Retreat House, 4800 Fahrnwald Road, Oshkosh, WI 54902.
The family of Robert Thalacker wishes to thank Pastor Dan Kelm, Fr. John Schwantes, Mark and Annie Snow, Peter and Corinne Magnoni, the staff at Lodi High School, and numerous medical and hospice personnel, along with family and friends who cared for him and his family.
“There’s a Divinity that shapes our ends, rough-hew them how we will.” William Shakespeare
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Martin G. Voigt
Martin G. Voigt, age 80, of Neshkoro passed away at his home on June 4, 2013. He was born on May 3, 1933 in Hustisford a son of Rudolf and Ida (Stark) Voigt. He proudly served his country in the United States Navy from October 3, 1955 to September 25, 1959. Marty married Hilda E. Kuipers on November 5, 1960 in Watertown. He was an electrician for the former Venture Electric in Waukesha. He enjoyed planting trees, forestry, taking care of animals and going to church at Hope Lutheran Church in Wautoma.
Martin is survived by his wife, Hilda E. Voigt of Neshkoro; brothers, Rudolph Voigt Jr. of Watertown, Wallace Voigt of Marshall; sisters-in-law, Rosella Kempkes of Sterling, NE, Arlene Kuipers of De Forest, Wanda Voigt of Watertown; brother-in-law, George Yohn Jr. of Sun Prairie; special nephews, Jeffrey, Kevin, and Cory Voigt; special niece, Jodi Hartmann; other nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. Marty was preceded in death by his parents, Rudolf and Ida Voigt; brother, Walter Voigt.
A memorial service for Martin G. Voigt took place on Saturday, June 8, at 11:00 a.m., at the Wachholz and Sons Funeral Home, 303 W. Harvard St., in Princeton with Rev. Nathan Gauerke officiating. Inurnment followed the service at the Germania Lutheran Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Hope Lutheran Church, 301 East Mt. Morris Ave. Wautoma, WI 54982. Visit our website www.wachholzandsons.com to send private condolences to the family.
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