Tuesday, November 20, 2001

Obituary" Walter F. "Rick" Shore, Jr. - Class of 1963

DE SOTO/MADISON [Wisconsin] - Walter F. "Rick" Shore Jr., died on Saturday, Nov. 17, 2001, as the result of a hunting accident. Rick was born in Madison on March 20, 1945, the son of Walter F. and Alice C. (Sims) Shore Sr. He graduated from Madison Central High School in 1963, and joined the Marine Corps the next year. Rick was a decorated veteran of two tours of duty in Viet Nam. On Nov. 9, 1968, he married Yvonne Lorraine Hagen. Yvonne and Rick had one daughter, Robyn Shore. Rick joined the Madison Police Department in 1969. He graduated from Madison Business College and earned his Master's degree from Upper Iowa University. In addition to his service with the Marines, Rick was a member of the Army Reserves. He was a life member of the De Soto VFW Post 8123, and was elected as District 3 Commander this past spring. Rick was currently employed at Wichelt Imports in LaCrosse. Rick was an avid outdoorsman and hunter. He loved the woods and the wild life around the home that he and his father built in rural Vernon County, and he enjoyed sharing Potch-Chee-Nunk with family and friends. Rick is survived by his daughter, Robyn of Madison; a sister, Sally (Michael) Armbrust of Madison; three nephews, Timothy (Janna) Kohl of Madison, Thomas Kohl of Sun Prairie, and Christopher Kohl of Middleton; two aunts, Mrs. Glenn Pfisterer of Brodhead, and Kathryn (Mel) Beduhn of Spokane, Wash.; four great-nephews; two great-nieces; former wives, Yvonne Shore and Cindy McGinnis; and numerous cousins and friends. He was preceded in death by his father in May of 1993; and his mother in May of 2001. A memorial visitation will be held from 3 p.m. until 5:30 p.m. with the memorial service beginning at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2001, at FITCH LAWRENCE SANFILLIPPO CRESS FUNERAL HOME, 6021 University Avenue, Madison, with the Reverend Glen Reichelderfer presiding. A second memorial service will be held at the NEW HOPE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, Hwy. 82, De Soto, Wis., on Sunday, Nov. 25, 2001, at 1:30 p.m. Memorials may be made to the De Soto VFW Post 8123, De Soto, WI, 54624

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

Sunday, November 04, 2001

Obituary: Morris A. Phillips

MADISON [Wisconsin] - Morris A. Phillips, 68, of Madison, passed away peacefully on Nov. 1, 2001, in a Madison hospital. Morris was born on May 21, 1933, in Milwaukee, to Albert and Esther Phillips. He grew up in Shorewood Hills, graduated from Madison Central High School, and attended Texas A&M University. He is survived by a sister-in-law, Marta Phillips of Lima, Peru; cousins, Enola Borgh of Wauwatosa, Alan Borgh of Wauwatosa, Karin Borgh of Milwaukee, Ellen Olinger of Oostburg, Paul Brandt of Boscobel, and Neal Brandt of Basking Ridge, N.J.; cousins-in-law, Irma Brandt of Wauwatosa, Bill Christofferson of Milwaukee, Karl Olinger of Oostburg, Colby Christofferson of Los Angeles and Molly Christofferson of Milwaukee. He was preceded in death by his parents and his brother, David. We will gather to celebrate Morris' life at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Nov. 8, at the ROSELAWN MEMORIAL PARK mausoleum chapel, 601 E. Broadway, Monona, with the Reverend Cynthia Ganzkow-Wold and the Reverend Stan Klyve officiating. Memorials may be made to St. Luke's Lutheran Church, Middleton; the Meriter Foundation; Wisconsin Public Radio; or the charity of your choice. SCHROEDER-CRESS FUNERAL HOME, 3325 E. Washington Ave., is assisting the family with arrangements. Morris was truly loved and will be greatly missed. The family wishes to deeply thank the kind and caring people in the community who made it possible for Morris to live the way he wanted to live. You know who you are!

Originally published in the Wisconsin State Journal on November 4, 2001; submitted by Michael Vahldieck (Class of 1968)

Obituary: Geraldine R. "Gerry" (Reynolds) Annen - Class of 1931

MADISON [Wisconsin] /LEESBURG, FLA. Geraldine R. "Gerry" Annen, age 89, died on Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2001. She was born Aug. 4, 1912, in London, Wis., to Alexander and Elsie (Liebonow) Reynolds. Gerry graduated from Madison Central High School in 1931. She married Herbert Annen. Gerry was a member of St. Bernard Catholic Church, Madison and Knights of Columbus Women's Auxiliary. She is survived by her son, James (Arlene) Annen of Summerfield, Fla.; her daughter, Alice (Donald) Schmitt of Fuquay-Varinia, N.C.; five grandchildren, Mary Christofferson of Fuquay-Varinia, N.C., Mark Schmitt of Madison, Chris Schmitt of Madison, Kathy Kratochwill of Madison and Bob Schmitt of Wauwatosa; and 11 great-grandchildren. Gerry was preceded in death by her husband, Herbert and her parents. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at ST. BERNARD CATHOLIC CHURCH, 2450 Atwood Ave., Madison, at 7 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 5, 2001, with Monsignor Michael Hippee presiding. Burial will be at Roselawn Memorial Park, at 8:30 a.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2001. Gunderson East Funeral Home 5203 Monona Dr. 608-221-5420

Originally published in the Wisconsin State Journal on November 4, 1002; submitted by Michael Vahldieck (Class of 1968)

Thursday, November 01, 2001

Obituary: Sadie M. (Matson) Herr

MONONA [Wisconsin] - Sadie M. Herr, age 95, of Monona, died on Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2001, at St. Marys Health Care Center. She was born on Nov. 17, 1905, in Terraville, S.D., the daughter of William and Rose (Niva) Matson. She graduated from Madison Central High School. She married Oliver Herr on Nov. 17, 1926, then moved to Monona on Gordon Avenue in 1936, and resided there until 2001. Sadie joined the Army Nurse Corps during World War II, serving in France. After the war she was employed as a registered anesthetist at Madison General, St. Marys and Methodist hospitals for many years, retiring in 1960. She was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church since 1936, the Daughters of Trinity, Trinity Keenagers as a charter member, Business and Professional Women's Club, and a former member of the VFW on Lakeside Street. Sadie is survived by her nephew, Larry (Jean) Matson; and a niece, Loretta Paynter, both of Detroit, Mich.; special friends, Solvieg Sorenson of Madison, and Barb and Noel Johnson of Cottage Grove; and many other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her husband, Oliver, in May 1941; mother and stepfather, Rose and Charlie Johnson; father, William Matson, in 1911; and a brother, Raymond Matson. Funeral services will be held at TRINITY LUTHERAN CHURCH, 1904 Winnebago St., at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 2, 2001. The Rev. William Berg will preside. Burial will be in Roselawn Memorial Park. Family and friends may call at the church from 10 a.m. until the time of the service on Saturday. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Trinity Lutheran Church. Family and friends wish to thank the staff of St. Marys Health Care Center for the care shown to Sadie. Gunderson East Funeral Home (608) 221-5420

Originally published in the Wisconsin State Journal on November 1, 2001; submitted by Michael Vahldieck (Class of 1968)