Thursday, October 23, 2003

Obituary: David W. McCann

MADISON - David W. McCann, age 69, died peacefully at St. Marys Hospital, on Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2003, following a brief illness. David was born in Madison, on Aug. 5, 1934., He graduated from Madison Central High School, where he excelled as an athlete. David wed Jeanne A. Hamacher and together they enjoyed nearly 46 years of marriage., He was first employed by the city of Madison, department of traffic engineering. David then proudly served as a sergeant with the Dane County Sheriff's Department, where he also held a position within every division over a period of 22 years. He was a member of St. Patrick's Catholic Church, Wisconsin Law Enforcement Association and the Madison Elks Club, where he greeted guests with a friendly smile on many Friday evenings., David's family was truly his whole life. He especially loved spending time with his grandchildren, who affectionately called him "Bubba." David was an avid Badgers and Packers fan and enjoyed travel, golf and card playing., He is survived by his loving wife, Jeanne; a son, Shane (Kim) McCann of Madison; a daughter, Theresa (Richard) McCann-Page of Madison; his grandchildren, Shannon, Heather and Lucas McCann, Justine, Kyleigh and Maycie Page, all of Madison; a brother, Richard (Anne) McCann of McFarland; two sisters, Joyce (Michael) Kensinger of California and Nancy Cornwall of Cottage Grove; two brothers-in-law, Aylward P. Hamacher of Cooksville and Richard Hamacher of Evansville; a sister-in-law, Nena (Richard) Meyers of Troy, Mich.; numerous uncles, aunts, nephews and nieces; and very special friends, Sam Stassi, Mike Schiro and Raleigh Oslebel. David was preceded in death by his mother, Eunice Miller; a brother, Daniel Miller; father-in-law, Peter A. Hamacher; and mother-in-law, Frances "Dutch" Hamacher. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at ST. PATRICK'S CATHOLIC CHURCH, 404 E. Main St., Madison, at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, Oct. 27, 2003, with Father William Seipp presiding., Zor Shrine bagpipes and drums will be played by Uncle Virgil Houff and friends. Private burial will be held at a later date., Visitation will be held at GUNDERSON EAST FUNERAL HOME, 5203 Monona Dr. from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 26, 2003., "When I die if you must bury something, let it be my faults, my weaknesses, and all my, prejudice against my fellow man., If you do this, and remember me with a kind deed, I will live forever.", Sgt. McCann Gunderson East Funeral Home (608)221-5420

Originally published in the Wisconsin State Journal on October 23, 2003

Monday, October 20, 2003

Obituary: Richard Clair Stormer

MADISON - Richard Clair Stormer, age 69, died on Saturday, Oct. 18, 2003, at the Oregon Manor. He was born on Oct. 6, 1934, in Portage, the son of Harold L. and Edith Ruth (Tessman) Stormer. Richard was a graduate of Central High School. He served in the U.S. Army from 1956 until 1958. Richard married Mary Jeanne Brantmeyer on June 11, 1960, at Blessed Sacrament in Madison. He was employed by Oscar Mayer and Hoffman Chemical. Richard enjoyed hunting, fishing, and was a avid outdoorsman. He is survived by his wife, Mary; two daughters, Theresa Stormer and Barbara Stormer; a granddaughter, Jamie Stormer; two sisters, Patricia (Erwin) Stormer Graf and Ruth Mary (Jack) Stormer Saddler. Richard was preceded in death by his parents. Funeral services will be held at GUNDERSON EAST FUNERAL HOME, 5203 Monona Drive, on Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2003, at 11 a.m., Burial will follow in Roselawn Memorial Park. Friends may call at the funeral home on Monday, Oct. 20, 2003, from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m. Gunderson East Funeral Home (608) 221-5420

Originally published in the Wisconsin State Journal on October 20, 2003

Sunday, October 19, 2003

Esther Madsen Tormey

MADISON - Esther Madsen Tormey, age 93, passed away on Thursday, Oct. 16, 2003, in Brookfield. She was born on Oct. 31, 1909, the daughter of Mads and Theresa (Black) Madsen. Esther graduated from Madison Central High School and UW-Madison. She was employed by the University in various capacities including serving as the secretary to the President and to the Dean of the School of Engineering. Esther was a member of the American Association of University Women, the Danish Brotherhood and Luther Memorial Church. She is survived by three nieces, Virginia Wolf, Kathleen (William) Funk and Ada (William) Maseth; two nephews, Ralph (Betty) Madson and Dr. Robert (Peggy) Madson; and many other relatives and friends. Esther was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Dr. T. W. Tormey, Jr.; a sister; and five brothers. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. on Monday, Oct., 20, 2003, at CRESS FUNERAL HOME, 6021 University Ave., Madison, with the Rev. Shelley J. Bobb officiating. Burial will follow in Prairie Mound Cemetery in Oregon. Visitation will be held from, noon until the time of service on Monday. Memorials may be made to Luther Memorial Church. Cress Funeral Service 6021 University Ave. (608) 238-8406

Originally published in the Wisconsin State Journal on October 19, 2003

Monday, October 13, 2003

Obituary: Theresa M. (Badenna) Cline - Class of 1938

COBURG, ORE. - Theresa M. Cline, age 83, passed away unexpectedly, on Saturday, Oct. 11, 2003, in Madison. She was born on Sept. 23, 1920, in Madison, the daughter of Charles and Lillian (Waldo) Badenna. Theresa graduated from Central High School in 1938. She married Douglas W. Cline on May 8, 1945, and moved to Oregon shortly thereafter. Theresa is survived by her son, Jon Cline; her daughter, Caren Cline, both of Oregon; her sisters, Ann Krajnak, Lillian Tomlinson; her brother, John Badenna; and her sisters-in-law, Mary and Johnnie. She was preceded in death by her parents;, husband, Douglas, in May of 1985; and by her brothers, Joe, Tony, Chuck and Ted. Funeral services will be held at GUNDERSON EAST FUNERAL HOME, 5203 Monona Drive, at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2003. Visitation will be held on Tuesday from 9 a.m. until time of services at the funeral home. There will also be services held at a later date in Eugene, Oregon. Gunderson East Funeral Home 5203 Monona Drive (608) 221-5420

Originally published in the Wisconsin State Journal on October 13, 2003

Thursday, October 09, 2003

Obituary: Josephine Hirsig Martin

MADISON - Josephine Hirsig Martin, age 100, died peacefully Tuesday, Oct. 7, 2003, in her home in Maple Bluff. "Aunt Jo" was, born in Monroe, Nov. 24, 1902. The family moved to Madison in 1907. Jo attended Lincoln School, Madison High and, she graduated from University of Wisconsin, class of 1924. She received her master's degree in education from Columbia University. Married in 1929 to Guy Martin, she and Guy moved to Kenosha where they lived for a number of years. In 1944 they returned to Madison and took up residence in Maple Bluff. Her beloved Guy died in 1956. Jo lived her life with energy, intelligence and enthusiasm. She was an active member of the Maple Bluff Country Club, Attic Angels, Visiting Nurses, Tri Delta Sorority Alumnae Association, Bascom Hill Society, State Historical Library Society and the Madison Community Foundation. She was a generous supporter of the Madison Rotary Scholarship Foundation and many other charitable foundations. She is survived by her loving nephew, John L. Doyle, and his children, Colin, Patrick and Bryan Doyle, who live with their families in the San Francisco Bay area, and Tammie Doyle of Seattle, Wash. She was preceded in death by her husband, R. Guy Martin; her sister, Elizabeth Hirsig Doyle; and her parents, Louis and Marie Hirsig of Madison. There will be a memorial service Saturday, Oct. 25, 2003, at 11 a.m. at the CHRIST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH, 944 E. Gorham St., followed by reception at the Maple Bluff Country Club. In lieu of flowers the family suggests a memorial contribution to HospiceCare Inc. 5595 E. Cheryl Parkway, Madison, WI 53711

Originally published in the Wisconsin State Journal on October 9, 2003