Wednesday, May 30, 2001

Obituary: John J. Caruso - Class of 1942

SUN PRAIRIE - John J. Caruso, age 78, died on Tuesday, May 29, 2001, at Manor Care Nursing Home, after an extended illness. He was born in Madison on October 4, 1922, the son of John and Rose Caruso. John was raised near the Greenbush, attending school at St. Joseph's and graduating from Madison Central High School in 1942. After serving in the Philippines in World War II, John began a career in construction, working as a foreman for many years with H.A. Sylvester, and later with Anthony Grignano. In 1956, he married June Irene Schaller, who preceded him in death in 1983. In 1966, John began his second career in facilities management with General Telephone, moving to Sun Prairie in 1969. John was a familiar face at GTE, where his role afforded him daily contact with employees at all levels in the company. He retired in 1984. John was a master carpenter, known for his diligence and workmanship. He took great pride in his work. When he did something, he did it right. He had a great sense of humor and a knack for storytelling. In the Italian tradition, he was an avid gardener. He was a member of St. Albert the Great Catholic Church. John was a loving husband and father. He is survived by two daughters, Gina (Peter) Hill of Sun Prairie, and Janet (Steven) Nelson of Blanchardville; a son, John (Suzanne) of Sun Prairie; his loving grandchildren, Steven and Tracy Hill, and Lauren and Lindsay Caruso; and his special nephew, Jack (Cheryl) Parrino, who frequently visited him and spent time reminiscing with him. He is further survived by a brother, Louis of Oregon; nephews, nieces, and many special friends. In addition to his loving wife, June, he was preceded in death by his parents; his dear sister, Mary (Caruso) Parrino; and his brother, Robert. The family and John would like to extend a special thanks to the staffs at Homestead Living in Sun Prairie and Manor Care. They provided excellent care for his special needs. John's family would also like to thank his friends and neighbors, especially Erv and Virginia Mahuta, for their care and concern during his last years at home. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at ST. ALBERT THE GREAT CATHOLIC CHURCH, 2420 St. Albert Drive, Sun Prairie, at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, June 1, 2001, with Father Michael Richel presiding. Burial will be at Sun Prairie Memory Gardens. Friends may call at CRESS FUNERAL HOME, 1310 Emerald Terrace, Sun Prairie, from 5:00 until 8:00 p.m. on Thursday, May 31, 2001, with a Scripture service at 4:45 p.m. Friends may also call at the church from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the service on Friday. Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer's Association or St. Albert the Great Catholic Church. Grandpa, you were always there for us. We wish you were here and as healthy as you used to be. You always helped us work hard and do our best. We will miss you and always love you. Lauren and Lindsay

Originally published in the Wisconsin State Journal on May 30, 2001; submitted by Michael Vahldieck (Class of 1968)

Monday, May 28, 2001

Obituary: Mamie Jane (Vitale) Troia - Class of 1952

MADISON [Wisconsin] - Mamie Jane Troia; age 66, passed away Saturday, May 26, 2001, at St. Marys Hospital after a brief illness. She was born December 21, 1934, the daughter of the late Frank and Rose (Gandolfo) Vitale. Jane graduated from Central High School in 1952. She was married to Frank Troia on May 14, 1955. Jane was a devoted wife and mother. She loved spending time with her grandchildren. Her sense of humor was enjoyed by her family and friends. She, will be greatly missed. Jane is survived by her husband. Frank; two children, Barbara (Randy) Hillebrand, and Jimmy Troia; three grandchildren, Tara and Randy Hillebrand, and Anna Troia: and a sister, Josephine (Chuck) Rolfsmeyer. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Wednesday, May 30, 2001, at 1:00 p.m. at ST. JAMES CATHOLIC CHURCH, with Fr. Douglas L. Dushack officiating. Friends may greet the family on Wednesday from 11:30 a.m. until the time of service at the church. Burial will follow at Resurrection Catholic Cemetery. Cress Funeral Home 608-238-3434

Originally published in The Capital Times on May 28, 2001; submitted by Michael Vahldieck (Class of 1968)

Sunday, May 20, 2001

Obituary: Harry H. Heilprin - Class of 1929

MADISON [Wisconsin] - Harry H. Heilprin, age 89, passed away from congestive heart failure on Sunday May 13, 2001, at the Don and -Marilyn Anderson HospiceCare Center in Fitchburg. Harry was born June 1, 1911, in Madison, the son of Sarah and Joseph Heilprin. Harry grew up in Madison and attended Randall Grade School and Madison Central High School, graduating in 1929. He attended both the University of Wisconsin-Madison and the University of Virginia in Charlottesville. Harry met his wife, Flavia Cooper, when she visited her sister who was attending school in Madison. Flavia and Harry were married on August 5, 1934, and were married 61 ears before her death on Mare 5, 1995. Harry joined his father and brother in the J. Heilprin Wholesale Fruits and Vegetables Co. and Universal Laundry and Dry Cleaners. The family remained in the laundry and dry cleaning business until 1963. After this, Harry went to work for the Murray Meat Co. of Madison and then to Becker Meats of Milwaukee until his retirement in 1976. Harry and his wife were part of the group that founded Beth El Temple in the late 1930s and early 1940s. Harry was an active participant in Men's Club and other activities pertaining to the temple and its growth and expansion. Harry remained a member of this congregation for more than 60 years until his death. Harry is survived by his sister, Josephine (Morris) Segal, Denver, Colorado; his sister-in-law, Edna Heilprin, Coronado, Colorado; and his children, Toby L. (Edward) Cohn, Sun Lakes, Arizona, and Stephen L. Heilprin, Middleton. Grandchildren that further survive him are Debra (Paul C.) Cohn-Madson, Maplewood, Minnesota, Jodi (Samuel) Benowitz, Gilbert, Arizona, Mark A. (Bonnie) Cohn, Waukesha, Melissa (Timothy) Goke, Stoughton, Sondra Heilprin, Madison, Howard Heilprin, Madison, Leah Heilprin, Madison, and Zachary Heilprin, Middleton. He is further survived by great-grandchildren, Nathan and Colin Madson, Maplewood, Minnesota, Holly and Alex Goke, Stoughton, Eric Stach, Waukesha, Jarod and Ethan Benowitz, Gilbert, Arizona, and Levi and Sadie Heilprin, Madison. Harry is further survived by a large group of friends and co-workers, the volunteers of Meriter Park, where he worked as a volunteer for the past six years. He was preceded in death by his parents, Sarah and Joseph; his sisters, Lillian (Irving) Paradise and Marion (Raymond) Preuss; his brother, Bernard (Edna); and his beloved wife Flavia (nee Cooper). A memorial service will be held at BETH EL TEMPLE on Wednesday, May 23 2001, at 2:00 p.m., with Rabbi Jan Brahms officiating. Interment will follow at the family plot in Forest Hill Cemetery. The family wishes to personally thank Dr. C. Silverman and Dr. J. Gergyes for their honest and generous care given to Harry.The family also wishes to than the nurses and staff of 6E at Meriter Park and HospiceCare Inc. for the personal, loving and humane care given to Harry during the last month of his life. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to HospiceCare Inc., 5395 E. Cheryl Parkway, Madison, WI 53711.

Originally published in the Wisconsin State Journal on May 20, 2001; submitted by Michael Vahldieck (Class of 1968)

Sunday, May 13, 2001

Obituary: Frederic Rood "Bud" Holt - Class of 1930

JANESVILLE [Wisconsin] - Frederic Rood Bud" Holt, a respected Wisconsin educator for more than 40 years, died at age 88 in Cambridge, Wisconsin, on Friday, May 4, 2001. His last position was as superintendent of schools in Janesville. Mr. Holt was born in Sun Prairie, Wisconsin, on July 18, 1912, to Grace Rood Holt and Frank O. Holt. He grew up in Edgerton, Janesville and Madison. He graduated from Madison Central High School in 1930, where he played basketball and football and was on the debate team. In 1934, Mr. Holt graduated in history from UW-Madison. He was a member of Phi Gamma Delta and the Iron Cross, an honorary fraternity. He received a master's degree from the UW in 1938. In 1940, he married Harriet Oldenburg in Madison. Together, as they lived in Wisconsin towns, they were dedicated community members. Mr. Holt began his education career in Sheboygan, where he taught social studies and speech and coached football, basketball, tennis and debate. In 1941, he became principal of Richland Center High School, then moved to Boscobel in 1945 to become superintendent of schools. He was superintendent for West Bend public schools from 1948 until 1959, and for Janesville public schools from 1959 until his retirement in 1978. He had treasured memories of each community. As an educator, he followed his father, Frank O. Holt, an administrator and director of public service at UW-Madison from 1927 until 1948, who was well known for promoting the "Wisconsin Idea" of the UW serving the state's people. Fred Holt continued to work closely with the UW in bringing innovative practices to his school districts. Mr. Holt was a dynamic leader and compassionate humanitarian. After his retirement, he was selected as one of Wisconsin's 10 most admired senior citizens in 1987. He helped children learn to read, headed a volunteer services bureau, and counseled youth in heed. Mr. Holt was an active member of the Wisconsin Association of School District Administrators, the Wisconsin Alumni Association, the NAACP, the National Conference of Christians and Jews, the Janesville Tennis Association and Kiwanis. He played golf and tennis into his 80s and was a loyal Badgers sp orts fan. He was a devoted and beloved husband, father, grandfather and friend. His great humor, insight and kindness will be missed. Mr. Holt is survived by his brother, Frank Jr., Milwaukee; and three children, James (Judy), Janesville, Robert (June), Anderson, Indiana, and Mary (Russ Van Herik), Winnetka, Illinois. He had six grandchildren, Wendy and Peter Holt, Ellen (Patrick) Holt-Werle, and Joe Hot, Craig Segall and Andrew Van Herik. Mr. Holt was preceded in death by his wife, Harriet, in 1985; his parents; and a sister, Gwen George Field), Tulsa, Oklahoma. A memorial service will he held at 10:00 a.m. oh Saturday, May 19, 2001, at CARGILL UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, 2000 Wesley Ave., Janesville. If desired, memorials can be given to the University of Wisconsin Foundation, 1848 University Ave., PO Box 8860, Madison, WI 53708-8860, designated to the Holt Scholarship Fund, School of Education, in memory of Fred Holt. Schneider Funeral Home assisted the family with arrangements.

Originally published in the Wisconsin State Journal on May 13, 2001; submitted by Michael Vahldieck (Class of 1968)

Obituary: Kathryn (Bates) Goodrich - Class of 1933

MADISON [Wisconsin] - Kathryn Goodrich, age 87, died on Friday, May 11, 2001, at a local hospital. Kathryn was born in Madison on August 28, 1913, the daughter of Wilfred and Mary Bates. She graduated from Central High School, Class of 1933. Kathryn married Don Goodrich on April 2, 1937, at Grace Episcopal Church. She was a long time member of St. Luke's Episcopal Church. Kathryn is survived by her three daughters, Nancy (Jim) Cook of Hazel Green, Susan (Jim) Opelt of West Bend, and Ruth (Ron) Niendorf of Madison; nine grandchildren, Cathy (Mark) Buttell, Ken (Angie) Cook, Stacey Cook, Debbi (Don) Clark, Laura (Greg) Giessen, Kurt Opelt, Sheryl (Brian) Pochel, Chris Niendorf, and Maria Niendorf; seven great-grandchildren; a brother, John D. (Carole) Bates of Hortonville, Wisconsin; a brother in-law, Bob (Mary Jane) Goodrich; and other relatives and friends. Kathryn was preceded in death by her husband, Don in 1996; two brothers; and a sister. A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, June 2, 2001, at 2:00 p.m. at ST. LUKE'S EPISCOPAL CHURCH, 4011 Major Avenue, with Father Gary Lambert presiding. Friends may call on Saturday, May 12, 2001, from 12:30 p.m. until the time of service at the church. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Home Health Care United. Gunderson East Funeral Home 5203 Monona Dr. 221-5420

Originally published in the Wisconsin State Journal on May 13, 2001; submitted by Michael Vahldieck (Class of 1968)

Obituary: Patricia Marie (Clark) Brudos

MADISON [Wisconsin] - Patricia Marie (Clark) Brudos, age 58, died unexpectedly at her home on Thursday, May 10, 2001. She was born on July 26, 1942, in Madison, to James and Janet (Hegg) O'Connor. Patricia attended Madison Central High School. She married Adrian Brudos on May 14, 1960. Patricia was a home child care provider for 35 years and a crossing guard at Falk School for two years. She was an active resident at Rosewood Villas. Patricia loved bowling, cooking, gardening and children. She is survived by her husband, Adrian Brudos; five sons, Russell (Laura) of Monona, Mark of Windsor, Tom (Lisa) of Madison, Billy (Denise) of Madison, and Donald Sr. of Colorado; eight grandchildren, Donald Jr., Tracy, Anna, Kaitlin, Frederick, Shannon, Jenna Jo and Michael; her father, William L. Clark; two sisters, Judy Hoffer and Kathleen (William) Kahl; two brothers, Thomas (Joyce) O'Connor, and James O'Connor; and many nieces and nephews. Patricia was preceded in death by her mother, Janet Clark; a brother, John O'Connor; and her grandparents. Funeral services will be held at GOOD SHEPHERD LUTHERAN CHURCH, 5701 Raymond Road, Madison, at 12:00 p.m. on Monday, May 14, 2001, with the Rev. Sheryl Erickson presiding. Entombment will be at Roselawn Memorial Park. Friends may call at the church from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the service on Monday. Memorials may be made in Patricia's name for a fund to be established at a later date. Gunderson East Funeral Home 5203 Monona Drive (608) 221-5420

Originally published in the Wisconsin State Journal on May 13, 2001; submitted by Michael Vahldieck (Class of 1968)

Friday, May 11, 2001

Obituary: James L. Dean - Class of 1934

STURGEON BAY - Dr. James Lea Dean, age 84, loving father of Barbara (George) Henke of Cornwall, New York, James (Lynn) Dean Jr. of Lake Forest, Illinois, Peter (Karen) Dean of Sterling Heights, Michigan, and Mary Dean of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, died at his home in Sturgeon Bay on Sunday, May 6, 2001. Dr. Deans father, Dr. Phillip James Dean was one of the founders of the Dean Clinic in Madison, Wisconsin. James Lea Dean was born on November 3, 1916 in Madison, the son of the late Dr. James Phillip and Maude Lea Dean. Dr. Dean, an outstanding high school athlete in Madison, attended Annapolis Naval Academy and the University of Pennsylvania Medical School. In 1943, he graduated from the University of Wisconsin Medical School. From 1943 until 1947 he served aboard the destroyer S.S. Rooks as a lieutenant in the medical corps of the U.S. Navy. Dr. Dean practiced obstetrics and gynecology at the Dean Medical Center from 1947 until 1978; was chairman of the OB-GYN Department at St. Marys Hospital Medical Center in Madison; was a clinical instructor at the University of Wisconsin Medical School from 1956 until 1978; and was a founding fellow and life member of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology. After retiring from the Dean Medical Center in 1978, Dr. Dean and his wife, Ruth relocated to Sturgeon Bay, where he continued to practice at the Door County Medical Center until 1982. He remained active in civic and charitable organizations and served on the Door County Memorial Hospital board of directors until his death. Survivors include his sister, Patricia Dean of Madison; his grandchidren, James L. Dean, Cece Dean, Scott Dean, John Henke, Chrissy Henke and Carolyn Dean; nieces and nephews; and a special friend, Margaret Auman of Sturgeon Bay. Dr. Dean was preceded in death by his loving wife, Ruth Ubbelodhe; his first wife, Peggy Woodhead; his son. Michael; his sister Doris Keeley; and his brother, Dr. David Dean. A memorial service will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, May 19, 2001 at St. Peer and Paul Catholic Church in Institute, Wisconsin, with Father Anthony Birdsall and the Rev. Kenneth Boettcher officiating. Friends may call from 9:30 a.m. until the time of the services on Saturday at the church, A reception following the service will be held at the Sturgeon Bay Yacht Club. In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund has been established in Dr. James Lea Dean's name for the Door County Memorial Hospital. Huehns Funeral Home of Sturgeon Bay is assisting the family with arrangements.

Originally published in The Capital Times on May 11, 2001.

Note: Graduation year is based on information in the Class of 1934's - 35th reunion booklet

Last Of Dean Clinic's Founding Family Dies
Wisconsin State Journal :: LOCAL/WISCONSIN :: B5
Thursday, May 10, 2001
State Journal staff

The last surviving Dr. Dean of the Dean Clinic family died Sunday atthe age of 84. Dr. James L. Dean died Sunday of cancer in Sturgeon Bay. Dean, the nephew of clinic founder Dr. Joseph Dean, practiced obstetricsand gynecology at the Madison clinic from 1947 to 1979."He was just a remarkable and pleasant gentleman to be around," said Dr.Conrad Andringa, a Dean Clinic pediatrician who started his career working with Dean.

Andringa said Dean helped draw patients to the clinic because of his ability to make them feel comfortable.

"He was this distinguished looking, tall, white-haired gentleman who just exuded confidence in people," Andringa said.

His practice at the clinic got so popular that he fled to Door County in1979 to start a new less hectic practice, Andringa said.

"Unfortunately, he got even busier," Andringa said.

A memorial service will be held May 19 in Sturgeon Bay.