Wednesday, September 27, 2000

Obituary: Eugenia Elizabeth Rudd Meinke

MADISON [Wisconsin] - Eugenia Elizabeth Rudd Meinke, age 94, died at Hebron Hall, Oakwood Village, on Monday, September 25, 2000. She was born on June 11, 1906, in Madison, the daughter of Fred and Christine (Dolfin) Rudd. She graduated from Madison Central High School, and in 1925 married Alfred J. Meinke, who predeceased her. Survivors include her son, Robert Meinke of Short Hills, New Jersey; a daughter, Mrs. Nancy Koch of Afton, Minnesota; four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. A private funeral service will be held, with burial to follow in Resurrection Catholic Cemetery. Cress Funeral Service 3610 Speedway Road (608) 238-3434

Originally published in the Wisconsin State Journal on April 27, 2000; submitted by Michael Vahldieck (Class of 1968)

Friday, September 22, 2000

Obituary: Marjorie (Neller) Greenwald

MOUNT HOREB [Wisconsin] - Marjorie Greenwald, age 95, of Mt. Horeb died on September 21, 2000, at Meriter Hospital in Madison. Marjorie Greenwald was born June 6, 1905, at Appleton, Wisconsin to John and Ina (Briggs) Neller. She was baptized at the First Congregational Church in that city. Marjorie attended Lawrence University and graduated from the Chicago Art Institute. Following graduation she taught in the art department at Madison's Central High School. On May 30, 1930, she married Alton T. Peterson and together they made their home on Willow Valley Farm near Daleyville. Two sons, Robert (Kay) Peterson of Milan, Italy and Theodore, who died at birth and one daughter, Kristin (James) Brue of this area were born to the couple. Alton died in November of 1935. Marjorie, with her two children, continued living at Willow Valley. In January of 1947 she married Curtis P. Greenwald. Marjorie and Curtis are the parents of John (Glenna) Greenwald of Cleveland, Ohio. In 1976, after the sale of the farm, the Greenwalds purchased a home on Blue View Drive in Mt. Horeb. Curtis died in 1982. Marjorie was a talented artist, avid reader, and loved to play Scrabble. She was an active member of Perry Lutheran Church and its Dorcas Circle. Other interests included the Senior Art Group and the Mt. Horeb Historical Society. Besides Alton and Curtis, her son, Theodore, and parents, Marjorie was preceded in death by three bothers, Donald, who died at four months, Richard (Virginia) Neller of Neenah, and Robert (Alvina) Neller of Appleton. Marjorie is survived by her children; three grandchildren, Bill (Diane) Brue of Stoughton, Dan (Marcia) Brue of Daleyville, and Nancy Brue (Dr. Stephen) Penaskovic of Spokane, Washington. Also surviving are six great-grandchildren, Sarah, Nathan, Laura, and James Brue, and Catherine and Amy Penaskovic; one brother, Dr. James (Patsy) Neller of San Diego, California; and a brother-in-law, Dr. James (Shirley) Greenwald of Fitchburg. Services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Sunday, September 24, 2000, at PERRY LUTHERAN CHURCH in Daleyville. Visitation from 1:00 p.m. until time of service on Sunday at Perry Lutheran Church with Pastor Jonathon Kosec officiating. A coffee hour will follow the committal service. ELLESTAD FUNERAL HOME, 500 N. 8th Street, Mt. Horeb is serving the family.

Originally published in the Wisconsin State Journal on September 22, 2000; submitted by Michael Vahldieck (Class of 1968)

Wednesday, September 06, 2000

Obituary: David Lee Loniello - Class of 1960

MADISON [Wisconsin] - David Lee Loniello, age 58, lifelong Madison resident, passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, September 3, 2000. He was born on April 28, 1942, in Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, the son of Cecil and Jennie (Gianquinto) Loniello. He graduated from Madison Central High School. He was a member of St. Joseph's Catholic Church. He participated in many city sports for several years. He served in the United States Army from 1964 until 1966. He enjoyed doing various volunteer works with UW-Madison athletics. He is survived by a sister, Angela Loniello of Madison; three brothers, Joe Loniello of Marshall, Fred Loniello of Pamona, California, and Russ Loniello of Palm Springs, California; six nieces and nephews, Greg, Chris, Amber, Kevin, Lisa and Fred. He was preceded in death by his parents. A memorial Mass will be held at ST. PETER CATHOLIC CHURCH, 5001 N. Sherman Ave., on Friday, September 8, 2000, at 11:00 a.m., with Father Roger Nilles officiating. David will rest in peace with his parents at Roselawn Memorial Park Cemetery, Madison. Ryan Funeral Home 2418 N. Sherman Ave. (608) 249-8257

Originally published in the Wisconsin State Journal on September 6, 2000; submitted by Michael Vahldieck (Class of 1968)

Note: David Loniello's class year is based on information in the 1960 Tychoberahn

Friday, September 01, 2000

Obituary: Ruth W. (Rogers) Holland

FALL RIVER/MADISON [Wisconsin]- Ruth W. Holland, age 100, passed away on August 31, 2000, at Columbus Hospital. She was born on February 17, 1900, in Albion, Wisconsin, the daughter of Fred H. and Eddith May Rogers. Ruth graduated from Central High School in Madison. In 1938 Ruth married Daniel Holland; he preceded her in death in 1940. Ruth worked as a professional secretary for the Wisconsin Conference of the Seventh Day Adventist Church for 35 years. She was a member of Madison Seventh Day Adventist Church and the Loyal Order of Moose. She was also a member of the Traveling Drill Team. In the early 1920s Ruth won a car for being the most popular girl in Madison. Ruth was the oldest of seven children. She is survived by three sisters, Adeline Hanson of Fall River, Margaret Peterson of Waunakee, and Betty Wake of Yuma, Arizona; and a dear friend, Ginny (Darry) Campbell of Fall River. She is also survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband in 1940; a sister, Thelma Baltzer; and brothers, Ralph and Williams Rogers. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, September 5, 2000, at 11:00 a.m. at MADISON SEVENTH DAY ADVENTIST CHURCH, 910 Femrite Drive, with the Rev. Raymond Plummer presiding. Burial will follow in Roselawn Memorial Park. Friends may call on Monday, September 4, 2000, from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at GUNDERSON EAST FUNERAL HOME, 5203 Monona Drive, and also on Tuesday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the services at the church. Memorials may be made to Madison Seventh Day Adventist Church.

Originally published in the Wisconsin State Journal on September 1, 2000; submitted by Michael Vahldieck (Class of 1968)