LeLon “Skip” Klemp
LeLon “Skip” Klemp, age 73 of Montello/Lake Puckaway passed away unexpectedly Saturday, November 23, 2013 at St. Elizabeth Hospital in Appleton. Skip was born on October 5, 1940 to Carl and Ruth (Dudzinski) Klemp in Ripon. He graduated from Ripon High School in 1959 and served his country as a member of the United States Marines from 1960 thru 1963. On May 23, 1964 Skip married Beverly Swansby at Our Saviors United Church of Christ in Ripon. Following retirement from Speed Queen after 39 years, he and Beverly moved to Lake Puckaway.
Skip was very athletic in his younger years and took up golf later in life which he truly enjoyed. He coached youth baseball for many years and also helped start a youth basketball program in the Ripon area. Skip ran a statewide softball tournament for ten years and also competed in full marathons. He enjoyed fishing and also during retirement he worked at White Lake Golf Course. Skip was instrumental in establishing the Marquette County Veterans Memorial Golf Outing. He was a very family oriented man and his sense of humor and loving spirit will be truly missed.
Skip leaves behind his wife, Beverly and two children: Jeffery (Amy) of Franklin, Lori (Sincere) Wittchow of Montello as well as five grandchildren: Abby, Anthony, Cody (special friend, Cloe), Dustin (Daphnie) and Jordan. He is also survived by a great-granddaughter, Dixie May as well as three sisters: Sandra (Jerry Lee) Algeo of San Diego, CA, Judy (Ken) Maguire of Ripon and Barb Swihart of Little Rock, AR. Skip is further survived by his niece, Erin and two nephews: Bob and Dan and sister-in-law, Ingrid.
Skip is preceded in death by his parents, grandson, Nathaniel and brothers-in-law: Ron and Rex.
Following Skip’s wishes, he will be cremated and a celebration of his life will be held at a later date. Crawford Funeral and Cremation Service of Montello and Oxford is honored to be to serving the family. www.CrawfordFH.com
Barbara “Barb” Marshall
Barbara “Barb” Marshall, age 60 of Oxford passed away Monday afternoon, November 25, 2013 at Divine Savior Hospital in Portage. Barb was born in Milwaukee to Frank and Ruth Weasel on May 16, 1953. She attended Rufus King High School and at age 17 she moved to Marquette County. Throughout her adult life, she has lived in various parts of the county. Barb married Gary Marshall on January 31, 1990 and together they resided in rural Oxford.
Barb loved to camp as well as watch the birds. She enjoyed visiting with her friends, doing puzzles and listening to country-western music. Barb was also a cat lover and took great pride in her family. She will be greatly missed.
Survivors include: her husband of 23 years, Gary, her son, Brian Erdman of Seymour and two step-daughters: Jodi (Chad) Christenson of Lena and Robin (Sean) Flynn of Breed. She is further survived by numerous grandchildren and sister-in-law, Shirley Weasel.
Barb is preceded in death by her parents, son, James Erdman and brothers: Robert Weasel and Frank Weasel Jr.
A graveside prayer service led by Pastor Brenda Pulver will take place on Wednesday, December 4, 2013 at 1:00 p.m. at the Oxford Village Cemetery. A celebration of Barb’s life will be held on Saturday, March 29, 2014 from 1:00 until 5:00 p.m. at the Oxford VFW hall.
Crawford Funeral and Cremation Service of Montello and Oxford is honored to be serving the family. www.CrawfordFH.com
Mark S. Mattrisch
Mark S. Mattrisch, 36, Denmark, passed away unexpectedly Monday, November 25, 2013. He was born July 19, 1977 in Marinette, WI, son of Raymond and Mary Ann (Podestat) Mattrisch. Mark graduated from Coleman High School in 1995 and from Fox Valley Tech with a degree in Natural Resources and Nicolet Tech in 2000, where he received his degree in Land Surveying. He married Kelli Sims on August 27, 2005 at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Westfield. Mark currently worked for Mau and Associates as a Registered Land Surveyor.
He enjoyed Musky fishing, boating, hunting, and gardening, and he loved spending time with his boys. Mark was a member of the Registered Land Surveyors and was a proud stockholder of the Green Bay Packers.
He will be deeply missed by his wife, Kelli; sons, Drew and Grant; parents, Raymond and Mary Ann Mattrisch; one sister, Sara (Jessie) Landree; mother-in-law and father-in-law, Dr. E. Bruce and Donna Sims; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Amy and Tom DuFresne; Steve and Sue Kennitz; many nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins.
Mark was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, John G. and Loretta Mattrisch; maternal grandparents, Joseph and Marcella Podestat; one uncle, Norman Mattrisch; and one aunt, Grace Mattrisch.
Family and friends may call Saturday, November 30, 2013 from 9:00 a.m. until the hour of funeral service at 1:00 p.m. at Zion United Methodist Church in Denmark, with the Rev. Henry Yoap officiating. Interment will follow in the church cemetery. Knutson-Cotter Funeral Home, Denmark, is assisting the family. Online condolences may be expressed at www.cotterfuneralhome.com. In lieu of flowers a memorial fund has been established at Denmark State Bank for Drew and Grant’s education.
Leslie “Les” A. Parker
Leslie Alexander Parker, age 89, passed away at his home early Sunday morning, November 17, 2013.
Les was born to Lloyd and Norma (nee: Alexander) Parker on August 27, 1924 in Westfield, Wisconsin. He attended local schools and graduated from Westfield High School in 1942. Les entered the U. S. Army on March 23, 1943, took his training with the 78th Infantry Division, and later joined the Texas/Oklahoma “Tough Hombres” 90th Infantry Division. His combat service took him through Normandy, France, Germany, the Ardennes Forest, Luxemburg, the Battle of the Bulge, Belgium and ended in Morshausen, Germany with injuries. Medals received were the Combat Infantry Badge, Bronze Star with Oak Leaf Cluster; Purple Heart, and various campaign awards. Les was honorably discharged on July 5, 1946 at Springfield, Missouri.
Le married Shirley Mae Muske on June 19, 1954 at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Dakota, Wisconsin. The union was blessed with two children, Sheri and Steven. He was employed by the U.S. Postal Service for 33 1/2 years and retired in December of 1979. Les and Shirley enjoyed traveling – visited forty-nine states, eight European countries and nine Canadian provinces and territories. With a profound Christian faith, they were member of several congregations over the years where Les served as a church elder, user and financial secretary. In more recent years, they were proud members of Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church in Union Grove. Les and Shirley also delivered “Meals on Wheels” in Janesville and sermon tapes to shut-ins in Sun Prairie.
Les was a member of the Westfield American Legion Post for 26 years; life member of the Disabled American Veterans; life member of the VFW Post 1621 – Janesville; member of the National Association of Retired Federal Employees; and member of the 90th Division Association.
Les is survived by his devoted wife, Shirley Parker; children, Steve Parker of Roscoe, IL and Sheri Ellis of Harrisville, W.V.; grandchildren, Kelly and Becky; great-grandchildren, Alyssa and Natalie; nephews, Paul Parker of Westfield, Pete Parker of Beaver Dam, and Phillip Parker of Pardeeville; niece, Pam Brassfield of Johnson Creek; brother-in-law, Jerry (Dona) Muske of Sun Prairie; friends, Fred and Connie Westrich of Franksville; many other dear relatives and friends. In addition to his parents, Les was preceded in death by his brother, Leo Parker, who died in March of this year.
Funeral services were held at Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church (2908 S. Colony Avenue in Union Grove) on Thursday, November 21, 2013 at 1:00pm with Pastor David Peters officiating. Les was laid to rest, with military honors, on Friday, November 22, 2013 at 11am at Eastlawn Cemetery (2200 Milwaukee Rd. in Beloit). Memorials are suggested to Trinity Ev. Lutheran Church – Union Grove “Gift/Trust Fund”.
Kent C. Quinn
Kent Charles Quinn “The Bullcheater”, age 78 of Westfield, passed away unexpectedly on Monday, December 2, 2013. He was born on October 25, 1935 in Westfield to Gordon and Marian (Dewar) Quinn. He graduated from Westfield High School in 1953. Kent married Dolores Elizabeth Kasubaski on April 19, 1954. He farmed in the Town of Westfield for three years before moving to South Wayne, WI to take a job. Kent worked for Tri-State Breeders from 1959 to 1983 and then started his own business, Quinn’s Tomahawk Breeding Service in 1983. He retired to Westfield in 1998 “butt” he continued his art of artificial insemination of cattle where he had serviced over 200,000 head of cattle. He played slow pitch softball in South Wayne for over 20 years and was in the Card Club for 15. Kent had milking shorthorns for over 15 years, which was one of his true loves. He will best be remembered for his humor.
Survivors include his wife, Dolores; four daughters, Rose Ann Quinn, Kathy Quinn, Paula (Joe) Chlebus and Mary (Chuck) Vallner; his “second son”, Duane Fox; ten grandchildren; twelve great grandchildren; two brothers, Steve (Karen) and Kermit Quinn; the Duane Fox family and many other relatives and friends. Kent was preceded in death by his parents and son, Don Quinn.
A funeral service for Kent will be held on Saturday, December 7, 2013 at 12:00 p.m. at Faith United Methodist Church, Westfield with Rev. Laverne Larson and Rev. Cal Schaver officiating. Burial will be in Westfield East Cemetery. A visitation will be held on Friday from 4:00 to 9:00 p.m. at Steinhaus-Holly Funeral Home, Westfield and on Saturday from 10:00 a.m. until the hour of service at the church. Steinhaus-Holly Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Westfield is serving the family. For online obituaries and condolences visit www.steinhaushollyfuneralhome.com.
Anna M. Schaad
Anna M. (Thiry) Schaad, age 101, of Westfield, Wisconsin passed away peacefully on Saturday, November 23, 2013 in Montello, Wisconsin.
Anna was born in Niles Center, Illinois to Peter & Catherine Reitz on November 16, 1912. She married Joseph H. Thiry on March 17, 1931. Anna & Joe had three daughters, Margaret, Jeanette and Evelyn. Joe passed away December 30, 1948. Anna married William Schaad on June 18, 1966. Anna & Bill moved from Winnetka, IL to Westfield, WI in 1980. Bill passed away December 9, 1985. Anna has resided at the Montello Care Center for the past seven years.
She enjoyed family gatherings and was always ready for a party. Anna had a wonderful smile and generous heart. She liked to play cards with friends and family. Anna also liked a good polka. She looked forward to her monthly calendar coloring. Her favorite flower was a carnation.
Anna is survived by her daughters, Margaret Heeres, of Westfield, Evelyn McClendon of Florida, grandchildren, George (Gail) Heeres Jr., Eldon (Barb) Porter, JoAnn (Steve) Ahlstrom, Linda (Jim) Hart, Cynthia Brunson, Kim Grippo, Larry (Sheri) Grippo, Christine Porter, 29 great-grandchildren, and 15 great-great grandchildren.
Anna is preceded in death by her husbands, Joe Thiry and Bill Schaad, daughter, Jeanette Schubbe, sons-in-law, George Heeres Sr., Don Schubbe, Jim McClendon, granddaughter, Carol Newberry, grandson-in-law, Mike Brunson. Anna was the last living sibling of 6 brothers, and 5 sisters.
Private interment will be at Westfield East Cemetery at a future date. Steinhaus-Holly Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Westfield served the family. For online obituaries and condolences visit www.steinhaushollyfuneralhome.com
In Lieu of flowers please make donations to: St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105, internet www.shop.stjude.org
Eugene C. Siekert, Sr.
Eugene C. Siekert, Sr., Oxford, was born to eternal life November 20, 2013, age 70. Beloved husband and heart of 52 years to Sheila. Dear father of Steven Sr. (Annette), Eugene Jr., Randy (Renee) and Ronald (Coleen). Loving grandpa of Steven Jr (Lindsey), Eugene III (April), Benjamin (Melissa), Amber, Ericka, Allan, Tim and Abby. Great-Grandpa of Morgan, Nalalie, Vanessa, Kylie and one on the way. Dear brother of Eunice (Bill) Coyle, Violet (Mike) Moon, the late Garry, Jane (Steve) Hanson, Donna (Jeff) Porth, Diane Zimbauer and Jeff (Julie) Zimbauer. Brother-in-law of Lorene Siekert, Bobby (Anna) Laise, Eddie (Pat) Synowicz, Tony (Phyllis) Synowicz, the late Allen Synowicz, Anna (Hal) Wren, and Liz (the late Dennis) Ryan survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Memorial Visitation, Saturday, December 7, 2013 from 1-4 pm with Memorial Service at 2 pm at Oxford Village Hall Community Room (South door) 129 Franklin Ave., Oxford, WI 53952. Private Interment of cremains, Lyndon Station Cemetery. Lyndon Station, WI
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