Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Obituary: Alice B. (Michalson) Speth - Class of 1947

MADISON- Alice B. Speth passed away peacefully on Monday, Nov. 16, 2009, in her sleep. She was born in Madison in 1929. Alice graduated from Madison Central High School in 1947. She was very proud of living here most of her life. Alice was active in the Madison Senior Center, RSVP, and in helping the mentally ill. She is survived by her daughter, Julie (Amine) Biwer Bekhechi of North Field, Minn.; grandchildren, Donna Tem-Lopez, Diana Brown, David Berg, and Malika and Samir Bekhechi; stepsons, Darrel (Faith) Yngsdahl, Jim Perry and Ron (Kathy) Biwer; stepdaughter, Marcia (Harold) Hunter; stepgranddaughter, Courtney Marty Sharp; stepgrandson, Andrew Chase (Robin) Yngsdahl; seven stepgrandchildren; daughter-in-law, Dorothy "Sam" Yngsdahl; two stepdaughters-in-law, Carol Yngsdahl and Ruth Speth; a very special great-granddaughter, Samantha Lopez; eight great-grandchildren; brother, George (Ann) Michalson of Fairfields Glads, Tenn.; niece, Pam (Curt) Vonder Reith; nephew, Rick (Cathy) Michalson; cousins, Barbara Haack and Nancy (Ron) Nimocks; and two special friends of more than 60 years, Doris Weinstein and Tom Brady of California. Alice was preceded in death by her husbands, Donald B. Yngsdahl, William J. Speth and James E. Biwer; mother, Juanita Michalson Steele; father, Edmund Michalson; sons, David B. Yngsdahl and Dale G. Yngsdahl; stepson, Donald A. Yngsdahl; sister, Marguerite Mauermann; and grandparents, Torger and Betsy Michalson, and George and Alice Falkner. A Memorial Service will be held at CAPITOL LAKES, 333 W. Main St., Madison, at noon on Saturday, Nov. 21, 2009. A special thanks to Ric at Gunderson Funeral Home on Monona Drive.Gunderson East Funeral and Cremation Centers 5203 Monona Drive (608) 221-5420

Originally published in the Wisconsin State Journal on November 18, 2009

Sunday, November 01, 2009

Obituary: John Charles Rieder

MADISON - John Charles Rieder, age 96, of Madison, passed away on Friday, Oct. 30, 2009. He was born on Dec. 27, 1912, in Madison, the son of John P. "Shorty" and Etta Rieder. John graduated from Madison Central High School. He served as chief engineer and top turret gunner on a B17 bomber, during World War II. John was a member of the VFW, American Legion, and the Fraternal Order of Eagles. He was involved in Madison area sports for many years and was an avid sports fan. John also enjoyed gardening and fishing. John is survived by his wife of 62 years, Ethel, of Verona; daughters, Kathleen (Ronald) Norder, of Verona, and Jan (Roger) Coltrin, of Dallas, Texas; grandchildren, Michael (Rachel) Norder, of Port Washington, Michelle (Thomas) Pietrzak, of Sherwood, and Paige (Ronald) Crosby, of Dallas, Texas; great-grandchildren, Jacob, Jessie, Sydney and Charles Norder, of Port Washington, Connor and Carley Pietrzak, of Sherwood, and Kristin, Eric, Kara and David Crosby, of Dallas, Texas. He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Harold Rieder; and stepmother, Maude Rieder. Funeral services will be held at GUNDERSON EAST FUNERAL HOME, 5203 Monona Drive, Madison, at 11 a.m., on Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2009. Burial will be at Roselawn Memorial Park. A visitation will be held from 10 a.m., until the time of the service on Tuesday. A special thank you to Sheri, Kathleen, Toni, Jim and Merlyn for their care and friendship. Gunderson East Funeral and Cremation Centers 5203 Monona Drive 608-221-5420

Originally published in the Wisconsin State Journal on November 1, 2009