Sunday, April 10, 2016
Originally published in the Wisconsin State Journal on April 10, 2016. Submitted by Michael Vahldieck (Class of 1968)
Thursday, April 07, 2016
Michael was passionate about music and was a member of the Madison Scouts Drum and Bugle Corps and, the Wisconsin Marching Band. He and his first wife, Janalyn Kinder, were married in 1965. Together they raised miniature dachshunds, showing them at field trials throughout the country as members of the Badger Dachshund Club. Hockey was also an activity that Michael enjoyed, including being a referee for youth hockey games. Michael was employed at Oscar Mayer Foods for 30 years in the plant. He later worked for Mounds Pet Food Warehouse where he met his second wife Pamela whom he married in 2000. Other part time jobs included delivering papers for the Wisconsin State Journal, delivering parts for CARQUEST, and working at Blain’s Supply Warehouse. Favorite activities for Michael were fishing, golfing, travel, sports, and just spending time with his family, grandchildren and dogs. Michael had a keen eye and special knack for capturing special moments wherever he went; taking photos of everything he found beautiful or interesting.
Michael is survived by his wife Pamela and her four sons – Mike, Heath, Kyle, and Lucas; a daughter, Kim (Michael) of Monona; two sons, Scott of Phoenix and Randall of Seattle; two sisters, Trish (Tim) O’Neil of Madison, and Kathy (Jeff) Fujan of Poplar; a brother, Jerry (Linda) of Madison; 5 grandchildren and other relatives and friends. He is preceded in death by his parents.
A memorial service to celebrate Michael’s life will be held on Friday, April 8, 2016, at 12 noon, at All Faiths Funeral Chapel, 1618 E. Racine St. in Janesville. A visitation will be held at 11 a.m. until the time of service at the chapel.
Originally published on the All Faiths Funeral and Cremation Services website. Submitted by Jan Kinder DuBois.
Wednesday, February 03, 2016
MADISON - Steven M. Fix, age 69, passed away on Sunday, Jan. 31, 2016. He was born Jan. 11, 1947, in Madison, the son of Phillip and Eileen (Runey) Fix. He graduated from Central High School in 1965 and from the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater in 1969 majoring in History with minors in Geography and Secondary Education. He earned a Masters of Science in Cartography from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1976.
Steve taught history classes at Tomah High School from 1969 to 1974. While at Tomah, Steve met Mary Fonstad. They were married on April 1, 1972. Steve taught geography at Southern Connecticut State College in New Haven Connecticut from 1976 and 1977 and worked for the Department of Defense in St. Louis, Mo., from 1977 to 1978.
Steve began a 30 year career with the State of Wisconsin in 1979 working on environmental issues with the Department of Natural Resources, Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection and the Public Service Commission. He continued to be active in the environmental arena after retirement working on a water resource management plan, a lake restoration project, and rain gardens. He was a citizen member of three City of Madison committees: the Board of Public Works, Long Range Transportation Planning Committee, and was Chair of the City's Committee on the Environment.
Steve had lifelong interests in Russian history, maps of all kinds, water resources, traveling back roads, visiting major and minor league baseball parks, birding, hiking in the woods, singing in the symphony and opera choruses and getting to wear great hats in opera productions, being kind to cats and dogs, playing sheepshead and bridge and chocolate desserts (without peanut butter, please).
Steve is survived by his wife of 43 years, Mary; children, Peter Fix and Ann (Fix) Taillon; grandchildren, Kyria and Liam Taillon; mother, Eileen Fix; brother, Stanley Fix; and sister, Linda (Fix) Guerin. He was preceded in death by his father, Phillip Fix.
A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 6, 2016, at CRESS FUNERAL HOME, 3610 Speedway Road, Madison. A visitation will be from 1 p.m. until the time of the service on Saturday at the funeral home. The family invites you for dessert and coffee immediately following the service at the funeral home.
Those wishing to express their sympathy with a memorial may wish to consider contributing to Opera for the Young, Madison Community Foundation, Foundation for Madison Public Schools, Madison Urban Ministry or Second Harvest.
Originally published in the Wisconsin State Journal on February 2, 2016. Submitted by Sidney Iwanter (Class of 1967).
Originally published in the Wisconsin State Journal on September 21, 2014. Submitted by Michael Vahldieck (Class of 1968).
Note: The graduation year given in the obituary may be incorrect. Mike Meddings is listed as a member of the Class of 1968 in both the Tychoberahn yearbook and the 1968 list of Madison Central High School graduates published in The Capital Times.
Saturday, October 17, 2015
Rich was born in Madison on Jan. 5, 1949. He was a graduate of Madison Central High School, class of '67, and went on to get a degree in history from the University of Wisconsin. His green thumb led him to work for Felly's Flowers in the greenhouse alongside our good friend, Stan Skolaski. He then obtained his Horticultural License and worked for the First Wisconsin Bank and all their branches taking care of plants indoors and out. Later in life he took a job as warehouse manager for Hill Electric. It was soon after that his health began to fail.
Rich was a proud member of the Italian Workman's Club. His interests were varied. He liked working with plants in creating landscapes and gardens. He enjoyed taking trips with his longtime friend, Beth. He also wasn't shy about taking in a casino once in a while. On the last Sunday of each month he would meet for coffee with cousins, Jim, Ron, Carlo and his brother, Bob, if only to stay in touch with family.
He is survived by his brother, Bob, and many other cousins. He was preceded in death by both parents. Upon Rich's request, there will be no funeral service, but, a day to celebrate his life will be posted at a later date and time.
A special thanks goes out to all the nurses and doctors in the ICU, at the UW Hospital, for their attentive care and uplifting manner. I also want to thank our cousin, Gina Masino, for being there during this emotional ordeal.
Originally published in The Wisconsin State Journal on October 17, 2015. Submitted by Sidney Iwanter (Class of 1967).
Sunday, August 23, 2015
Originally published in the Wisconsin State Journal on August 23, 2015. Submitted by Michael Vahldieck (Class of 1968).
Fred Loniello's class year is based on information in the 1963 Tychoberahn, where he is photo is included among those of the graduating seniors.
Sunday, July 26, 2015
Originally published in the Wisconsin State Journal on July 26, 2015. Submitted by Michael Vahldieck (Class of 1968).
Sunday, July 19, 2015
Originally published in the Wisconsin State Journal on July 19, 2015. Submitted by Michael Vahldieck (Class of 1968).
Tuesday, May 19, 2015
Raymond is survived by his son, Ray “Jr.” Bogardus of Wausaukee; his cat, Honey Bun; and extended family and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents.
A graveside service will be held in the Amberg Cemetery.
Originally published on the website of the Roubal Funeral Home of Wausaukee, this obituary notice has been edited for clarity.
Raymond Bogardus is listed among the graduating seniors in the 1965 Tychoberahn.
Sunday, April 19, 2015
Joe was born on Sept. 25, 1935, to Charles and Georgia (Schiro) Cerniglia. He proudly grew up in the Greenbush and graduated from Central High in 1953. Upon graduation, Joe enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps and served in Korea. In the mid 60's Joe was one of the co-founders of the Madison Mustangs semi-pro football team and served as their general manager for many years.
Joe had a deep appreciation for his Italian heritage and was a member of the Italian Workmen's Club. He had an incredible memory, sense of humor and loved entertaining friends and family with his storytelling. Joe was also known for his great Italian cooking and his famous weekly luncheons.
Joe is survived by his brothers, Pete (Jill) and their children, Jeff, Tari (Gary) Piediscalzzi and Ann; Chuck and his children, Lisa (Todd) Lusk, Lori, and Ross (Maureen); Bob (Kathie) and their children, Tony, Katie, and Molly; and his sister, Marie (Doug) Griesbach and their children, Mark (Cindy) and Karen (Andy) Follis; and his friend, Joanie Severson. Joe is further survived by great-nieces and nephews, many special cousins and friends too numerous to mention, but you all know the place you held in Joe's heart. Joe was a great brother, uncle and friend and will be missed by all who knew him.
A celebration of Joe's life will be held at VFW POST 7591, 301 Cottage Grove Road, Madison, on Thursday, April 23, 2015, beginning with a visitation from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. and a time for sharing stories beginning at 7 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m., Friday, April 24, 2015, at GOOD SHEPHERD CATHOLIC CHURCH, 1128 St. James Court, Madison, with Monsignor Thomas Baxter presiding. Friends and family may call from 10 a.m. until time of service.
There will never be another Buffo! "I'll be seeing you.........."
Originally published in the Wisconsin State Journal on April 19, 2015. Submitted by Michael Vahldieck (Class of 1968)