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OBITUARIES.(FRONT)(Obituary) - The Wisconsin State Journal (Madison, WI)

Donahoe, Joseph W.

DARLINGTON - Joseph W. Donahoe, age 88, of Darlington, died on Thursday, March 9, 2006, at Memorial Hospital of Lafayette County after a brief illness. He was the son of Michael and Bridget (Deery) Donahoe and was born on June 25, 1917, on the family farm in Kendall Township, Wis. He graduated from Pleasant View One Room School House in 1931 and graduated from Belmont High School in 1935. He worked on the family farm with his brother and often on neighbors farms. He was involved in 4-H projects. In August of 1940, Joe attended the Reppert School of Auctioneering in Decatur, Indiana, where he was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1998. After graduating he returned to the family farm to begin his auction career, conducting his first farm sale on Oct. 30, 1940. He was inducted into the United States Army on March 13, 1941, with Company D 738th MP Battalion. He was discharged on Aug. 21, 1945, after his original tour of duty had been extended to four years, five months and eight days. During his army service Joe earned the American Defense Ribbon; the American Campaign Medal; Good Conduct Medal; Southern Pacific Campaign Ribbon; World War II Victory Medal; Philippine Liberation Medal with one Bronze Star; U.S. Meritorious Unit Award Emblem; Philippine Presidential Unit Citation; six overseas stripes and one longevity stripe. As an auctioneer after the war, one of his first sales was at the Southern WI Junior Livestock Show in Madison, in October of 1945. He was to continue as an auctioneer at this event for 51 continuous years, retiring after completing his last sale in September of 1995. On April 30, 1946, Joe married Anna McDonald. In 1947 Joe was elected to the City Council of Darlington. That same year, he joined the National Society of Auctioneers, which became the National Auctioneers Association, (NAA) in 1949. In 1969 Joe was elected director of the NAA and was inducted into its Hall of Fame in 1983. In 1948, in conjunction with two partners, he built the Belmont Livestock Market Sale Barn which is still in operation today. Joe sold the first livestock sale at the Wisconsin State Fair in 1954, and served on the State Department of Agricultural Health Advisory Commission in 1960 and 1961. He joined the Wisconsin Auctioneers Association, (WAA) in 1955 and served as its president in 1959 and 1960, where he was awarded the first Auctioneer of the Year award in 1962. He was inducted to the WAA Hall of Fame in 1994. Joe was elected Commander of the local V.F.W. Post No. 5268 after having served as quartermaster of the original establishment of the post. He also served as commander of the Bates O'Brien Howe Wiegel American Legion Post No. 214 in 1946; he was the first World War II veteran to be commander he received the V.F.W. Distinguished Service Citation; Post Commander Citation as All State Commander; and the V.F.W. National Distinguished Award in 1986. He was also honored as a 50 year member of the local V.F.W. Post and of the American Legion Post in 1995. Joe was appointed as the Site Selection Committee chairman for the new Darlington High School in 1963. His career has been a rewarding one, and Joe thanks everyone that contributed to his success. He was a member of Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Darlington. He is survived by his beloved wife, Anna at home; his children, Mary (Dean) Rugotska of Madison, Pat (LuAnn) Donahoe of Darlington, Ann (Bob) Long of Darlington, Monica (Dan Lynch) Donahoe of Saukville, Steve (Kathy) Donahoe of Livonia, Mich., Kay (Pat Fitzsimons) Donahoe of Monroe, and Jeff Donahoe of Vietnam; 12 grandchildren; 9 great-grandchildren; and many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, two sons, Bob (1952) and Dick (1975) Donahoe; a sister, Cecilia Donahoe; and a brother, Vincent Donahoe. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:30 a.m. on Monday, March 13, 2006, at the HOLY ROSARY CATHOLIC CHURCH, 104 E. Harriet St. Darlington, with Father Randy Budnar officiating. Burial will be at Holy Rosary Catholic Cemetery in Darlington. Friends may call from 3 p.m. until 7 p.m. on Sunday, March 12, 2006, at the STEIL CAMACHO FUNERAL HOME, 206 E. Harriet St. Darlington, where a rosary service will be at 3 p.m.

darlingtonfuneralhome.com (608)776-2461

Eades, Theresa A.

STOUGHTON/ FITCHBURG -Theresa A. Eades, age 40, died unexpectedly on Wednesday, March 8, 2006, near Milwaukee. She was born on Sept. 15, 1965, in Hartford, to William and Betty (Priesgen) Fath. Theresa graduated from Madison Area Technical College. She excelled in her position at Star Kirby Company Inc. Throughout her seven years at Star Kirby, Theresa received many regional and national awards. She was a loving fiancee and loving mother to Dylan and Felicia 'Madison'. Theresa enjoyed traveling, high fashion, reading, candle making and spending time with her family. She is survived by her fiance, Leroy L. Diny; children, Dylan D. Eades and Felicia 'Madison' Raye Diny; her mother, Betty Fath; and two brothers, Dennis (Jeanette) of Appleton and Curt (Karen) of Rhinelander. Theresa was preceded in death by her father; and Dylan's father, Dale Eades. Funeral services will be held at GUNDERSON STOUGHTON FUNERAL HOME, Hwy. 51 North at Jackson Street, at 3 p.m. on Sunday, March 12, 2006, with Monsignor Gerard Healy presiding. Visitation will be at the funeral home from noon until the time of the service on Sunday. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Leroy Diny for a memorial fund.

Gunderson Stoughton Funeral & Cremation Centers (608) 873-4590 www.gundersonfh.com

Geier, SueAnn H.

OREGON - SueAnn H. Geier, age 65, passed away on Friday, March 10, 2006, at Meriter Hospital. Funeral services will be held at GUNDERSON STOUGHTON FUNERAL HOME, Highway 51 North at Jackson St., Stoughton, at 11 a.m., on Tuesday, March 14, 2006, with the Rev. David Handt presiding. Burial will be at Sunset Memory Gardens. Visitation will be at the funeral home from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m., on Monday, March 13, 2006. A complete obituary will appear in the Sunday paper.

Gunderson Stoughton Funeral & Cremation Centers Highway 51 North @ Jackson (608) 873-4590 www.gundersonfh.com

Hansen, Franklyn 'Frank'

PORTAGE - Franklyn 'Frank' Hansen, age 85, of Portage, died on Tuesday, March 8, 2006, at Divine Savior Healthcare Hospital in Portage. Frank Hansen was born on April 25, 1920, in Port Washington, the son of Arthur and Lillian (Maus) Hansen. He served his country during WWII in the Navy. He married Bernice Hubert on May 22, 1943. Frank worked for Wisconsin Power and Light for many years, coming to Portage in 1971, until his retirement in 1982. He is survived by his wife, Bernice of Portage; his daughter, Jean (Frank) Ariano of Steamboat Springs, Colo.; his grandchildren, Jonathan F. (Alison) Ariano of Scottsdale, Ariz. and Christopher H. Ariano of Steamboat Springs; his sister, Joan Hansen of Madison; and other relatives and many friends. He was preceded in death by his parents; and his granddaughter, Julie L. Ariano in 1976. Memorial services will be held and announced at a later date. The Pflanz Mantey Mendrala Funeral Home in Portage is assisting the family.

Hauser, Louis J.

MADISON - Louis J. Hauser, age 95, died on Friday, March 10, 2006, at St. Marys Care Center in Madison. A full obituary will run in the Sunday, March 12, 2006, Wisconsin State Journal.

Ryan Funeral Home & Cremation Services 2418 N. Sherman Ave. 608-249-8257 www.ryanfuneralservice.com

Jacobson, Roger D.

WEST PALM BEACH, FLA./ STOUGHTON - Roger D. Jacobson, age 74, passed away on Thursday March 9, 2006, in West Palm Beach, Fla. Arrangements are pending.

Olson-Holzhuter-Cress Funeral & Cremation Service 206 W. Prospect Ave. Stoughton (608) 873-9244 www.cressfuneralservice.com<

Jennings, David D.

RIO - David D. Jennings, age 94, of rural Rio, died on Thursday, March 9, 2006, at Columbus Community Hospital, following a fall at his home. David was born on March 1, 1912, the second of four children, to William C. and Ruth (Cuff) Jennings at the 1848 Jennings homestead in Springvale Township, Columbia County. He attended the Jennings Elementary School and Rio High School, graduating in 1930. He farmed with his father until 1935, at which time he bought half interest in a lumber mill and worked as a carpenter and lineman for the Wyocena-Pacific Telephone Company. He served his country, serving in the Army Signal Corps during World War II. David married the former Phoebe D. Kellom in Beaver Dam on Oct. 24, 1944. Following World War II, they returned to Rio where they farmed until retirement. He was a director in the Otsego Mutual Insurance Company, a 4-H Leader and Clerk of the Town of Springvale for 22 years. He will always be remembered for his unique rope-making abilities and skills, which David was well known for. He was preceded in death by both is parents; his wife, Phoebe who died on Aug. 25, 1966; two brothers, Melvin and Norman Jennings; and a sister, Wealthy Jennings Moreland. He is survived by one son, Daniel (Ann) Jennings of Rio; two sisters, Lucy (Raymond) Murray of Menomonie and Barbara (William) Beldin of Munds Park, Ariz.; five grandchildren, Joseph Murray of Maine, Minn., Jeffrey Murray of Eau Claire, William Jennings of Rio, David G. (Rebecca) Jennings of DeForest and Lori Jennings of Windsor; five great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral services for David D. Jennings will be held on Monday, March 13, 2006, at 11 a.m. at VANGEN FUNERAL HOME in Rio with the Rev. C. Keith Epps officiating. Burial will follow at the Ohio Cemetery in Rio with full military rites by Rio Legion Post #208. Friends and relatives may call on Sunday, March 12, 2006, from 2 p.m. until 5 p.m. at the VANGEN FUNERAL HOME in Rio and again on Monday from 10 a.m. until the time of services at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the American Leukemia Foundation or the charity of your choice.

Vangen Funeral Home 401 Angel Way, Rio, WI 53960 920-992-3434

Meredith, Harold William

'Bud' EVANSVILLE - Harold William 'Bud' Meredith, age 69, of Evansville passed away on Wednesday, March 8, 2006, at the Don and Marilyn Anderson HospiceCare Center, Madison. Bud was born in Evansville, on March 24, 1936, son of the late Joseph A. and Esther M. (nee, Woodstock) Meredith. On April 2, 1960, in Stoughton, he was united in marriage to Eileen A. Sperloen. He was employed by Dorsey Trailers for thirty-five years until his retirement in 1989. He was a member of St. Johns Lutheran Church. Bud was passionate about farming and appreciated the beauty of nature. Above all he was a devoted husband, father, and grandfather who will be dearly missed. Survivors include his wife, Eileen; his two daughters and son-in-law, Patricia (Scott) Nimz, and Susan Meredith, all of Evansville; his two grandchildren, Bradley and Sarah Nimz; two sisters, Joyce Skoien, and Helen (Donald) Olsen, all of Evansville; sister-in-law, Estelle (Reese) Walker of Madison; nieces, nephews, other relatives and many dear friends. Funeral services will be held at ST. JOHN'S LUTHERAN CHURCH, 312 South Third, on Monday, March 13, 2006, 11 a.m. with the Rev. Ron Weber officiating. Interment will follow at Maple Hill Cemetery. Relatives and friends may meet with the family at the funeral home on Sunday from 2 p.m. until 5 p.m. and Monday at the church from 10 a.m. until time of service. Memorials to St. John's Lutheran Church Foundation or to the Don and Marilyn Anderson HospiceCare Center have been suggested. Bud's family wishes to extend their sincere gratitude to the staff at the Wisconsin Dialysis Center for their loving and compassionate care.

Allen-Meredith Funeral Home 103 W. Main St., Evansville (608) 882-5050

Moen, Eileen M.

STOUGHTON - Eileen Marie Moen, age 84, passed away peacefully at the Skaalen Home, on Wednesday, March 8, 2006, surrounded by her family. Funeral services will be held at McFARLAND LUTHERAN CHURCH, 5529 Marsh Rd., McFarland, at 11 a.m., on Monday, March 13, 2006, with the Rev. Terry Peterson presiding. Burial will be at Upper Lutheran Cemetery, McFarland. Visitation will be at the church from 10 a.m. until the time of the service on Monday. A complete obituary will appear in the Sunday paper.

Gunderson Stoughton Funeral & Cremation Centers Hwy. 51 North @ Jackson St. (608) 873-4590 www.gundersonfh.com

Nelson, Norma A.

MARSHALL - Norma A. Nelson, age 87, formerly of Marshall, passed away on Thursday, March 9, 2006, at the Columbus Community Hospital. She was born Oct. 14, 1918, in Utica, the daughter of Adolph and Olga (Ellestad) Smithback. Norma played many instruments, entertained on cruise ships and in many different states. She is survived by her daughter, Ramona Trieloff of Waterloo, two sons, Gary (Madeline) Nelson of Marshall and David (Connie) Nelson of Deerfield; a brother, Raymond (Jan) Smithback of Stoughton; seven grandchildren, Todd, Kim, Dawn, Jodie, Nicole, Ryan and Guy; six great-grandchildren, Page, Danny, Robby, Tommy, Katie and Dayton; nieces and nephews; and other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers; and two sisters. Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. on Sunday, March 12, 2006, at ST. PAUL'S LUTHERAN CHURCH with the Rev. Robert Kosky officiating. Burial will be at the West Koshkonong Lutheran Cemetery in the Town of Pleasant Springs. Friends may call Sunday at 12 noon until the time of service at the church. Memorials to the family would be appreciated. The Pederson Funeral Home, 143 S. Washington St., Waterloo, WI 53594 is serving the family.

Newcombe, Lois Joan

MADISON - Lois Joan Newcombe, age 77, passed away after a long illness, on Wednesday, March 8, 2006. She was born on Aug. 9, 1928, in Madison, to Ray and Helen (Schadauer) McQueen. Lois graduated from Edgewood High School. She worked for Democrat Printing Company (Webcrafters), where she met her future husband, Lyle Newcombe. They were married on June 3, 1950. Lois worked for 15 years at LaFollette High School as a cook, and then turned her attention to raising her family. She was a member of Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church for 46 years. Lois enjoyed playing bingo and cards, gambling trips, and loved to watch the Packers. Twins run in their family, her father was a twin, she has twin siblings, and a son and daughter, who are twins. Lois is survived by her husband of 55 years, Lyle Newcombe; three children, twins, Steve (Kris Andersen) Newcombe of northern Wisconsin, and Susan (Michael) Cotter of Sun Prairie, and daughter, Lynn Shriver of Madison; five grandchildren, Marsha, Daniel and Becky Cotter, and Tammy and John Shriver; a great-grandchild, Amy Lynn Shriver; her mother, Helen McQueen; twin siblings, Jerry (MaryAnn) McQueen, and Jean (Rudy) Chavez; and nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her father, Ray, in 1954; and son-in-law, Thomas Shriver. A Memorial Mass will be held at IMMACULATE HEART OF MARY CATHOLIC CHURCH, 5101 Schofield St., Monona, at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, March 11, 2006, with Father John Meinholz presiding. Inurnment will be at Highland Memory Gardens. Visitation will be at GUNDERSON EAST FUNERAL HOME, 5203 Monona Drive from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m. on Friday, March 10, 2006.

Gunderson East Funeral & Cremation Centers 5203 Monona Drive (608) 221-5420 www.gundersonfh.com

Rider, Marie M.

MONONA - Marie Magdalene Rider, age 86, passed away at her home on Friday, March 10, 2006, surrounded by her loving family. Her beauty and grace endured to the end. Marie was born on Aug. 25, 1919, in Sauk City, to the late Armin and Emma (Lemm) Buerki. She graduated from Madison East High School in 1937, and attended the UW-Madison Nursing program. Marie was united in marriage to Willis 'Bill' Rider on Sept. 9, 1939. She was a lifelong member of Homemakers and active in Blooming Grove Historical Society for many years. Marie enjoyed gardening, quilting, spinning and weaving, tap dancing with the Tap Dance Kids, knitting and crocheting, collecting antiques and refinishing furniture. She was a loving, kind-hearted mother and a wonderful cook. Marie and Bill traveled extensively in their retirement. She is survived by her children, Gary of Morrisonville, Marie (Larry) Strahl of Sun Prairie, Craig (Donna) of Winneconne, Mark of Madison and Diane (Jack) Uselman of Monona; eight grandchildren, Donald Rider, Jason Strahl, Aaron, Amy, Ryan and Anne Rider, Frances and David Uselman; great-grandchildren, Roger and Emily; and her buddy, 'Tigger', the cat. Marie was preceded in death by her husband; and brothers, Frederick 'Fritz' and Robert Buerki. Funeral services will be held at PLYMOUTH CONGREGATIONAL UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST, 2401 Atwood Ave., Madison, at 11 a.m., on Monday, March 13, 2006, with the Rev. Dr. Charles A. Wolfe presiding. Entombment will be at Roselawn Memorial Park. Visitation will be at GUNDERSON EAST FUNERAL HOME, 5203 Monona Dr., from 1 p.m. until 3 p.m., on Sunday, March 12, 2006. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to HospiceCare, Inc. The family extends their heartfelt gratitude to Dr. Thomas Ansfield and nurses, Lisa and Sherri, St. Marys Care Center and nurse Bobbi, the East Side Hospice staff, and close friend of the family, Laurel Neverdahl.

Gunderson East Funeral & Cremation Centers 5203 Monona Dr. (608) 221-5420 www.gundersonfh.com

Templeton, Michael Paul

MADISON/ BROOKLYN - Michael Paul Templeton, age 39, of Madison, died unexpectedly of natural causes on Wednesday, March 8, 2006, at his Madison home. He was born December 18, 1966, in Stoughton, the son of Ronald and Judith (Torpy) Templeton and attended school in Brooklyn and Oregon. Mike thoroughly enjoyed the outdoors including hunting, fishing, trapping, camping, snowmobiling, gardening and growing houseplants. He worked as a nursing assistant for several years and for the Department of Revenue. Mike is survived by his father, Ronald Templeton, Sr. of Brooklyn; his grandmother, Ruth B. Templeton of Evansville; two sisters, Teri Nelson of Oregon and Tammy (Mike) Gallagher of Auburndale; two brothers, Peter Templeton of Stoughton and Ronald Templeton, Jr. of Oregon; a nephew and a niece, Paul Templeton and Tia Nelson of Oregon; numerous aunts, uncles and cousins; his special friend, Hella; and many good friends. He was preceded in death by his mother, Judith in March, 2003; and his grandparents, Peter Templeton, Jr., Mahlon Torpy, Blanche Torpy and Francis Moccero. Mike was very kind-hearted and made friends wherever he went and will be sadly missed by his many friends and family. A memorial service will be held on Monday, March 13, 2006, at 2 p.m. at WARD FUNERAL HOME, Evansville, with Father Tony Schumacher of Madison presiding. Burial will follow at Maple Hill Cemetery. Friends may call on Monday for one hour prior to services at the funeral home.

Thronson, Mildred R.

MOUNT HOREB - Mildred R. Thronson, age 91, of Mount Horeb, died on Thursday, March 9, 2006, at the Ingleside Nursing Home in Mount Horeb. She was born March 4, 1915, near Argyle, to Melvin and Tina (Strommen) Framstad. She graduated from Blanchardville High School in 1932, and the Green County Normal in 1933. She earned her Bachelor's degree from UW-Platteville in 1963. She spent 40 years in education, teaching eight years in area rural schools and 32 years in the Mount Horeb Elementary School. She retired in May 1980. She married Milo Thronson on Jan. 5, 1938, he died on Jan. 5, 1944, on their sixth wedding anniversary. She was a member of Mount Horeb Evangelical Lutheran Church, of its WELCA. She was active in Sunday School, Senior Choir, Faith Circle, Church Council and the Sewing Ladies. For many summers, she worked as a guide at Little Norway. She was a member of the Mount Horeb Senior Citizens and the Sons of Norway. Much of her free time was taken up with volunteer work in the community and spending time with her family which she dearly loved. Survivors include her two daughters: Ruth Ann (Mrs. Harvey) Gelhar of Berlin and Donna (John) Ross of Madison; two granddaughters, Lisa (Bill) Lee of New London, and Karyl (Orlando) Hernandez of San Antonio, Texas; two grandsons, Brian (Sarah) Ross of Stevens Point, and David Ross of Oregon; five great-grandchildren, Timothy and Ashleigh Hernandez, Erin and Andrew Ross and Sydney Lee; a sister, Marie (Ray) Lane of DeForest; and several nieces, nephews and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents; two sisters, Lela Hampton and Orpha Sand; two brothers, LaVerne and Ardell Framstad; and two sons-in-law, Timothy Robinson and Harvey Gelhar. Funeral services will be at 1:30 p.m. on Sunday, March 12, 2006, at the MOUNT HOREB EVANGELICAL LUTHERAN CHURCH with the Rev. David Keesey-Berg officiating. Burial will be at Perry Lutheran Church Cemetery. Friends may call from 3 p.m. until 6 p.m. on Saturday, March 11, 2006, at the ELLESTAD FUNERAL HOME, 500 N. 8th. St., Mount Horeb.

www.ellestadfuneralhome.com (608) 437-5077<

Trachte, Wilton K.

WATERTOWN - Wilton K. Trachte, age 91, passed away peacefully at his home on Friday, March 10, 2006. Wilton was born in Watertown on Dec. 14, 1914, son the late Ernst F. Trachte and Lydia A. (Dietzel) Trachte. On Sept. 22, 1942, he married Lucille Indra at St. Henry Catholic Church in Watertown. Wilton graduated from Watertown High School in 1931. He attended the former Northwestern College in Watertown, and graduated from Whitewater State Teachers College in 1935. He was a World War II veteran serving from 1942 until 1945, in Europe with the 94th Infantry Division. He had been employed at the Bank of Watertown, formerly the Farmers and Citizen Bank for nine years. He retired From Lindberg, a unit of General Signal in Watertown, 1979 after 23 years of employment. Wilton was a member of the Watertown Moravian Church. He was also a member of the Watertown American Legion Post No. 189. Wilton had a passion for gardening and spent much of his retirement in his yard growing vegetables and flowers. He especially loved his roses. He also enjoyed listening to polka music and sports. Baseball was his favorite. He will be remembered most for his wonderful quick-witted sense of humor. Time spent with him was always a time of laughter and fun. He is survived by his wife, Lucille Trachte of Watertown; five children, Dr. Kenneth (Kathryn) Trachte of Rancho Viego, Texas, Donna (David) Welbourne of Cambridge, Pat (Richard) Braun of Waukesha, Pam Trachte of Madison, and David Trachte of Watertown; a sister, Verna Trachte Engel of Watertown; five grandchildren, Dr. Jennifer Welbourn of Charlotte, N.C., Lisa (Rob) Renfroe of League City, Texas, Brian Trachte of Houston, Texas, Karen Braun of Winchester, Va., and Michael Braun of Madison; a great-grandson, Ryan Renfroe; and other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday March 14, 2006, at 11 a.m. at WATERTOWN MORAVIAN CHURCH in Watertown. The Rev. Barbara Berg will officiate. Burial will be at St. Bernard's Catholic Cemetery in Watertown. Graveside military rites will be conducted by Watertown American Legion Post No. 189. Family and friends may call at the HAFEMEISTER FUNERAL HOME from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. on Monday, March 13, 2006, and at the church on Tuesday from 10 a.m. until the time of the service. In lieu of flowers memorials to Rainbow Hospice would be appreciated. Many thanks go to Rainbow Hospice for the wonderful support and loving care given to Wilton and his family.

Truitt, Edna B. 'Edie'

FENNIMORE - Edna B. 'Edie' Truitt, age 81, of Fennimore, died Wednesday, March 8, 2006, at the Fennimore Good Samaritan Center in Fennimore. She was born April 7, 1924, in Boscobel, the daughter of James and Alma (Rogers) Barr. On March 25, 1945, she married Alger Truitt in Boscobel. Survivors include her husband, Alger Truitt of Fennimore; two daughters, Diane (Michael) Kulis of Cross Plains and Nancy (Ray) Fellows of Wilmore, Ky.; five grandchildren; a brother, Roger Barr of Madison; and two sisters, Alma Nolan of Bagley and Bonnie Waller of Potosi. She was preceded in death by her parents; two sisters, Vera Stratton and Violet Rogers; and three brothers, Wallace, Bill and Jim Rogers. Funeral services will be held at the FENNIMORE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH in Fennimore at 5 p.m. on Sunday, March 12, 2006, with the Rev. Duane Andrus officiating. Burial of cremains will be at a later date. Friends may call from 2 p.m. until the time of service at the church on Sunday. The Larson Family Funeral Home in Fennimore is assisting the family.

Valencia, Bertha C.

(nee Arenas) RACINE - Bertha C. Valencia (nee Arenas), age 56, of Racine, formerly of Madison, passed away Thursday, March 9, 2006, at her residence. Bertha was born in Colombia, Dec. 13, 1949, daughter of the late Sofia Arenas. She moved to Madison in 1978 and resided there until 2005 when she became ill and moved to Racine to be with her daughter. Survivors include her son and daughter-in-law, Elkin F. (Connie) Valencia; her daughter and son-in-law, Sandra R. (Mohamid Ali) Sherid; brothers, Jorge (Jilma) Arenas and Carlos Arenas; sisters, Carmen S. (Alfredo) Arbeladez and Maria T. Arenas; nieces, nephews, other relatives and many dear friends. Funeral services will be held at the funeral home on Sunday, March 12, 2006, at 4 p.m. with Robert J. McGlinn officiating. Interment will be held at Holy Cross Cemetery, Highway 32. Relatives and friends may meet with the family at the funeral home on Sunday from 2 p.m. until time of service.

Maresh-Meredith & Acklam Funeral Home 803 Main St. Racine (262) 634-7888

Zinkle, Robert A.

GAYS MILLS - Robert A. Zinkle age 80, died unexpectedly Thursday, March 9, 2006, at Bethany St. Joseph's Care Center in LaCrosse. A Mass of Christian Burial will be Monday, March 13, 2006, at 11 a.m. at ST. PATRICK'S CATHOLIC CHURCH in Seneca, Wis. with the Rev. Eugene Wolf officiating, with burial in the church cemetery. Friends may call on Sun., March 12, 2006, from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. at the GARRITY FUNERAL HOME in Prairie du Chien, where there will be a prayer service at 7:30 p.m. and at the church on Mon., March 13, 2006, from 10 a.m. until the time of services.

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