Sunday, July 26, 2015

Obituary: Carol L. (Mack) Neuhauser - Class of 1950

MADISON - Carol L. (Mack) Neuhauser, age 82, passed away peacefully on Thursday, July 23, 2015, at Agrace HospiceCare, surrounded by her family. She was born on Oct. 11, 1932, in Madison, the daughter of John and Caroline Mack. She attended Franklin Elementary School and Madison Central High School in 1950. Carol married Charles Neuhauser, a high school classmate, on July 14, 1955. Carol graduated from the UW School of Nursing in 1955, and worked as a civilian nurse at Brook Army Hospital in Texas while her new husband was on active duty there. She then worked at the VA Hospital in Madison and served with the 44th General Hospital Reserve Unit. Carol then retired to be a stay at home mom to raise her three children. Vacations for the young Neuhauser family were often spent camping and fishing. Carol was even willing to take up pheasant and deer hunting to be a companion to Charlie. She loved taking part in the yearly "Mack Deer Camp" in Camp Douglas. Above all else, Carol loved and cared for her family. She reminded us often that her greatest joy was her children and grandchildren. Birthday celebrations included our own special homemade pie. She cheered on her kids and grandkids in their school and sporting events. Dressing up in goofy costumes with her grandchildren was as much fun for her as the kids. Christmas Eve gatherings won't ever be the same without her, especially her competitiveness in everyone's favorite game "cup and angels". She extended her nursing and caretaking skills to her many aunts and uncles and especially with her own mother and mother-in-law, both of who lived with Carol and Charlie for many years. Carol loved spending time with her dear friends from her softball team, golfing buddies, card group and the MG hockey family. She was the pitcher and official joke teller for her softball team. Carol looked forward to a breakfast or lunch date with her friends and never missed her class reunions until this year. She also was an avid gardener, a reader of mysteries, and a fan of old movies, especially those starring John Wayne. Carol was a trooper to the end, including being a 14-year breast cancer survivor. She made many smile with her sense of humor, even in her last days. Carol is survived by her children, Chris (Greg) Percy, Curt (Sue) Neuhauser, and Eric (Kim) Neuhauser; grandchildren, Tyler, Michael, and Brett Percy, and Kendra and Cameron Neuhauser; brothers, John Mack Jr. and Jim Mack; sisters-in-law, Joyce, Patty and Ruth; aunt, Marion Trachte; and many extended family. She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles in 2006; and her parents. A celebration of Carol's life will be held at GUNDERSON EAST FUNERAL HOME, 5203 Monona Drive, Madison, at 6 p.m., on Thursday, July 30, 2015. A visitation will be held at the funeral home from 3:30 p.m. until the time of the service on Thursday. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Agrace HospiceCare or a charity of your choosing. The family would like to thank the wonderful people at Agrace HospiceCare and at St. Mary's SSICU and 4SW. Also, thank you to her physicians, Drs. Bain, Santana and Wilson, along with their staffs. Carol will be dearly missed by her family. We wish her peace.

Originally published in the Wisconsin State Journal on July 26, 2015. Submitted by Michael Vahldieck (Class of 1968).

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Obituary: Raymond L. Bogardus - Class of 1965

AMBERG, WISCONSIN - Raymond L. Bogardus, age 69, of Amberg, passed away peacefully at home on Tuesday May 19, 2015. He was born in Madison on July 9, 1945.  Ray attended Drafting College in the Madison area before working at the Boat Factory in Wausaukee. He was a mechanic who could fix anything. His hobbies included collecting trains and owl pictures and designs. He also enjoyed his pets and putzing in his backyard.

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

Obituary: Jospeh C. "Buffo" Cerniglia - Class of 1953

MADISON - Joseph C. "Buffo" Cerniglia passed away on April 12, 2015, at the Agrace HospiceCare.

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)

Sunday, March 08, 2015

Obituary: Jean M. (Poore) Shoemaker - Class of 1943

MADISON - Jean M. (Poore) Shoemaker died peacefully on Feb. 24, 2015, surrounded by her children. Jean was born on Jan. 13, 1926, in Otter Creek, Wis., to Elijah and Ruth (Rich) Poore. Jean graduated from Madison Central High School in 1943, and attended nursing school for a semester, which she left to travel to Seattle, Wash., to marry Bill Shoemaker on April 8, 1944. Jean was a true working mother, employed by Eagle Foods as a cashier and head cashier. In her sixties she attended courses in computer literacy and went to work at WPS before her retirement from Great Lakes Higher Education. She was a member of First United Methodist Church for more than 70 years, where she was a dedicated volunteer and made many longtime friendships. She enjoyed traveling, playing golf in her later years, and her game group. Preceding Jean in death was her husband of 68 years, William; parents; and siblings, Mary Alice, Elaine, Sybil and Ed. She is survived by five children, Linda (Bob) Sands, Cindy (Greg) Hinz, Laura (Steve) Meixner, Ruth (Pat) Baier and Dan (Lisa) Shoemaker. Jean was proud grandmother to Pamela (Mike) Capozziello, Debi Sands (Steven Schwenke), Kristin (Scott) Mayer, Ryan Hinz (Austin Bell), Lindsay (Eric) Schmidt, Will (Sara) Meixner, Jeanine (Ben) LaRue, Lauren, Liza and Tess Baier, Spencer Nolden and John and Brooke Shoemaker. She is further survived by great-grandchildren, Ella, Colton, Kadin, Kellin and Gage; and her brother, Dick Poore. Jean's family would like to thank the dedicated staff of Agrace HospiceCare for their compassionate care. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Agrace HospiceCare Inc. Visitation will be held on Saturday, March 14, 2015, from 9:30 a.m. until 11 a.m., followed directly by a Memorial Service at 11 a.m., at SUN PRAIRIE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, 702 North St., Sun Prairie, with the Rev. Scott Carlson presiding.

 Originally published in the Wisconsin State Journal on March 8, 2015. Submitted by Michael Vahldieck (Class of 1968).

Sunday, March 01, 2015

Obituary: Genevieve (Jones) Jackson - Class of 1930

FITCHBURG - Genevieve (Jones) Jackson, age 102, passed away on Friday, Feb. 27, 2015. She was born to Margaret (Blaney) and Thomas Jones on Nov. 24, 1912, in Wales, U.K. She came to America with her family when she was 4 months old, and lived her entire life in the Fitchburg/Madison area. She attended Syene Grade School, Central High School, and Madison Business College. She worked 31 years for Wisconsin Telephone Co. (AT&T). In 1938, she married Erich Keller; he passed away in 1961. In 1962, she married Robert Jackson, who passed away in 1980. She loved to travel and visited every state and many foreign countries. She was a very active person, driving past the age of 95. She was a member of the Swan Creek Sewing Circle, the Cambrian Welch Club, the Ladies Auxiliary of Elks Lodge No. 410, Fitchburg Historical Society, the Fitchburg Senior Center and Grace Episcopal Church. She was also a Red Cross volunteer for many years. She enjoyed spending time with her family and friends. She is survived by nieces, Aleta (Jackson) Barmore (Daune) and Barbara Stoneman; nephews, Robert Jones (Ellen) and Marc Jones (Lois); grandnephew and godson, Tom Stoneman; many other grandnieces and nephews, and their children and grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husbands; parents; sisters, Gladys Stoneman, Anna Hanson, Doris Gillette, and her twin sister, Dorothy, who died at sea at age 4 months; brother, Edwin Jones; and nieces and nephews, Neal Jones, Betty Gillette, Edna Cross, Harold Stoneman, Don Stoneman, Bill Stoneman, Dorothy Goddard and Janet Keenan. A funeral service will be held at CRESS FUNERAL HOME, 3610 Speedway Road, Madison, on Saturday, March 7, 2015, at 11 a.m. A visitation will be held at the funeral home on Saturday from 10 a.m. until the time of service. In lieu of flowers, the family asks for donations to be made to Agrace HospiceCare in Gen's name. The family would like to thank the wonderful caregivers from Home Instead Senior Care and Agrace HospiceCare for providing excellent loving care for her final months.

Originally published in the Wisconsin State Journal on March 1, 2015. Submitted by Michael Vahldieck. 

Note: Genevieve (Jones) Jackson's class year is based on information in the 1930 Tychoberahn, where she is pictured amongst the graduating seniors.

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Obituary: Kenneth James Spangler - Class of 1965


SPRING GREEN - Kenneth James Spangler, age 67, of Spring Green, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2015, at The Golden Living Center in Muscoda, Wis. Ken was born on April 9, 1947, at Madison General Hospital. He lived in Madison for 52 years, graduating from Madison Central High School in 1965. He later moved to Spring Green where he resided for 12 years. Ken worked as a customer service representative at Madison Gas & Electric for 46 years. He entered into wedded bliss on Oct. 8, 1976, to Paula Jeanne (nee Kunz) in St. Louis, Mo. Ken and Paula were married for 38 wonderful years. Surrounded by Christian men and women all of his life, Ken had a special connection, love and respect for Living Word of Faith Church and Bill Winston Ministries. Ken was a powerful and anointed Christian Faith Believer in the Lord Christ Jesus, the Father God, and Holy Spirit. Ken is survived by the love of his life, his wife, Paula Jeanne. She gratefully thanks St. Mary's Hospital Medical Teams, Dr. Robert Smith and his team at Golden Living Center, Agrace HospiceCare, and Dr. Kenneth Miller and the Spring Green Medical Staff. Ken was preceded in death by his father, Roy Lewis Spangler, and his mother, Lenora (Langve) Spangler. Ken said, "to set the Word of God in your heart one must trust and believe and do." "Study to show thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed rightly dividing the Word of Truth." ~ 2 Timothy 2:15 Ken always said, "Be a good Burrian." A Celebration of Ken's Life will be held on Saturday, Feb. 28, 2015, at 11 a.m. at CROSSROADS UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, 5901 Hogan Road, Waunakee, Wis., with Pastor Kristen Lowe presiding. Friends and family may call from 10 a.m. until time of service. Memorial contributions can be made to the Make a Wish Foundation, 1 S. Pinckney St., Suite 40, Madison, WI 53703.

Originally published in the Wisconsin State Journal on February 26, 2015. Submitted by Michael Vahldieck (Class of 1968).

Wednesday, December 03, 2014

Obituary: Suzanne Schneider Jones - Class of 1964

ANGOLA, Ind. - The world was blessed with an angel in Suzanne Jones [age 69]. The loving wife, adoring mother, doting grandmother and friend of many was called back to the arms of the Lord on Nov. 29, 2014. Suzanne was born on Oct. 10, 1945, in Madison, to Romie and Lorraine (Lemon) Schneider. The beautiful blonde with a beaming smile attended Madison Central High School, graduating in 1964. It was during her sophomore year there that her life was forever changed. Suzanne began dating a junior named Harold "Skip" Jones, and a 53-year love affair began. The happy couple married in Madison on Aug. 27, 1966. Suzanne and Skip traveled the globe and split time between Lake James in Angola, Ind., and their Hutchinson Island, Fla., condo. Suzanne's warmth, kindness, love and generosity will be missed by every person who was blessed to have known her. Suzanne is survived by the love of her life and soul mate, Skip, her husband of 48 years; her son, Steven, his wife, Stacey, and their children, Hannah, Connor and Hailey of Avon, Ind.; son, Robert, and his wife, Renee, of Union, Mich.; and son, Michael, his wife, Kate, and their children, Jack, Jenna and Cole of Fort Wayne, Ind.. Suzanne is also survived by her sister, Patty Hoffman of Rancho Mirage, Calif.; and brother, Bill Schneider of Poynette. Friends may call from 12 (Noon) until the time of the service at 3 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 5, 2014, at HARTZLER-GUTERMUTH-INMAN FUNERAL HOME, 403 W. Franklin St., Elkhart, Ind. Memorial Contributions

Originally published in the Wisconsin State Journal on December 3, 2014. Submitted by Michael Vahldieck (Class of 1967). 

Note: Suzanne Schneider's class year is based on information provided by the 1964 Tychoberahn yearbook, where she is pictured amongst the graduating seniors.

Obituary: Clara A. "Clare" Di Loreto - Class of 1943

MADISON - Clara A. "Clare" Di Loreto, a lifelong resident of Madison, passed away at home on Saturday, Nov. 29, 2014, two days after her 89th birthday. She was born Chiara Di Loreto on Nov. 27, 1925, the youngest of five children. Her parents, Consiglio Di Loreto and Antonietta Campitelli Di Loreto, had emigrated to Madison from the Abruzzo region of Italy in the first decade of the 20th century. Clare was immensely proud of her heritage. Clare never married but was a big sister or second mother to her many nieces and nephews. She is survived, most immediately, by her loving caretaker and niece, Mary Tortorice; her great-nephew, Brian Tortorice; and her great-great-niece, Savannah Tortorice; along with many other nieces and nephews and their families whom mourn her death and will miss her vibrant personality, her naughty sense of humor, her wonderful stories, and the great interest she took in her family. Clare was preceded in death by her parents; and four siblings, Assunta (Sue) Saccomando of Chicago, Maria Regina (Mary) Tortorice of Madison, Stefano (Steve) Di Loreto of Menasha, and Donato (Dan) of Madison. Clare was what was called, in her day, a career girl. She graduated from Madison Central High School in 1943, received training as a secretary, and spent the next 45 years in that profession. She joined CUNA Mutual Insurance on May 1, 1948, transferring from CUNA Credit Union when her friends at CUNA Mutual told her the parties were better. Clare retired from the organization on May 1, 1988, proud of her 40 years of service to the day. Clare lived a full life, traveling widely in the United States and abroad. She was an excellent league bowler and a fiercely competitive card player. She and a number of her single friends formed a social club called the "Unclaimed Treasures" and had great fun together for many years. Family, friends, her Catholic faith, Chinese food, and pasta were Clare's great passions and enthusiasms. Even in her old age she could polish off a big plate of spaghetti, preferably with red sauce and homemade meatballs or sausage. She became an excellent cook in her retirement; earlier in life she was too busy to spend time in the kitchen. Clare was a member of St. Joseph Parish and (later) of St. Dennis Parish, where she was a member of the Altar Society and a lector at Sunday Masses. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at ST. DENNIS CATHOLIC CHURCH, 505 Dempsey Road, Madison, at noon, on Friday, Dec. 5, 2014, with Father Randy Timmerman presiding. Burial will follow at Resurrection Cemetery. A visitation will be held at the church from 10 a.m. until the time of the service on Friday. Memorials may be made to St. Dennis Catholic Church.  

Originally published in the Wisconsin State Journal on December 3, 2014. Submitted by Michael Vahldieck (Class of 1968).

Sunday, November 30, 2014

Obituary: Edward W. Fuss - Class of 1964

MADISON - Edward W. Fuss, age 68, passed away on Saturday, Nov. 22, 2014, after a long battle with pulmonary fibrosis. Ed was a lifelong Madison resident, born on June 10, 1946, to Alfred Fuss and Jeannette Fuss Schneider. Ed began working at his family-owned business, Ideal Vault Company, at a young age and eventually took on full ownership of the company, serving families at nearly every cemetery in Southern Wisconsin throughout his career. After selling the company, he became chief of operations for the Catholic Diocese cemeteries in Madison, Janesville and Beloit. Ed is survived by his partner and the love of his life, Jennifer Smith; two daughters, Amy Fuss of Little Rock, Ark., and Melissa (Michael) Brink of Salt Lake City, Utah; sister-in-law, Mary Fuss; grandchildren, Eli Brink, Meredith Foster and Wyatt Brink; and many cousins, nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Jack Fuss and Russell Fuss; and sisters, Caroline (Al) Siclovan and Barbara Casey. Ed loved the outdoors and activities such as golf, hunting, fishing and gardening. He was past president of the Dane County Conservation League, and he led many projects and fundraisers to revitalize the group. He was also an avid softball player and umpire in the Madison recreational leagues. Most of all, Ed simply enjoyed spending time with friends, shooting the breeze, hoisting a beer and sharing a laugh or two. Always there with a big smile, helping hand and generous heart, he paid it forward long before doing so was trendy or unique - it was just who he was. A celebration of Ed's life will be held at GUNDERSON FITCHBURG FUNERAL HOME, 2950 Chapel Valley Road, Fitchburg, on Saturday, Dec. 6, 2014, at 2 p.m., with a time of sharing stories, and will continue with a time of toasting Ed until 4 p.m. Memorial donations will be put toward the Good Neighbor Trail, a multi-use, handicap accessible recreation trail that will be built in western Dane County. Ed and Jennifer truly appreciated the availability of such trails to allow Ed to still enjoy the outdoors after the disease limited his ability to hike, and they would like to expand such opportunities for others. Tax deductible donations should be made payable to Middleton Public Works Department, with a notation of "Ed Fuss Memorial."  

Originally published in the Wisconsin State Journal on November 30, 2014. Submitted by Michael Vahldieck (Class of 1968) 

Note: Ed Fuss's class year is based on information in the 1964 Tychoberah, where he is pictured amongst the graduating seniors.

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Obituary: Josephine Ann (Peterson) Bambrough - Class of 1965

CROSS PLAINS / MADISON - Josephine Ann Bambrough, age 67, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2014, at Agrace HospiceCare in Fitchburg. She was born on Aug. 21, 1947, in Madison, the daughter of John and Rosemary (Montalto) Peterson Jr. Josephine was an avid sports fan, and especially enjoyed the Badgers, Packers, Cubs and watching local golfers. She loved watching softball throughout the years. She was a coach for East Madison Little League and served a term as league president. She would do anything for her children, and never missed any of their events through the years. Her family was very important to her. She will be remembered for her great, quick wit. People who met her instantly loved her and will always remember her. Josephine is survived by her two children, Andrea Bambrough of Sun Prairie, and Dan Bambrough of Cross Plains and their father, Howard Bambrough of Kevil, Ky.; her mother, Rosemary Peterson of Fitchburg; two brothers, Andrew (Rob) Einer-Peterson and John (Sue) Peterson; a sister, Toni Peterson; and numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. She was preceded in death by her father, John Peterson Jr.; three nieces, Laura Peterson, Connie Bambrough, and Debbie Olson; nephew, Robert Robinson Jr.; two brothers-in-law, Richard Bambrough and Mickey Olson; and a sister-in-law, Shirley "Poochie" Olson. The family would like to extend their thanks for the care provided by Agrace HospiceCare, the staff at UW Health, Oregon, Meriter Hospital, and family and friends for their support. A celebration of life gathering will be from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014, at RYAN FUNERAL HOME, 2418 N. Sherman Ave., Madison. Tributes in memory of Josephine will be directed to Agrace HospiceCare and a Scholarship Fund for an East High School softball athlete.

Originally published in the Wisconsin State Journal on September 14, 2014. Submitted by Michael Vahldieck (Class of 1968). 

 Josie Peterson's Class year is based on information in the 1965 Tychoberahn, where she is pictured among the members of the Senior Class.