Sunday, March 25, 2012

Obituary: Marlow O. Norsetter - Class of 1958

MADISON - Marlow O. Norsetter, age 71, of Madison, passed away peacefully after a long illness on Friday, March 23, 2012. He was born on July 24, 1940, in Madison, the son of Ollis and Helen (Vale) Norsetter. Marlow was a 1958 graduate of Central High School where he lettered in hockey when the sport was new to the high school. He was united in marriage to Susanne Kneebone on June 20, 1959, in Dubuque, Iowa. He worked in the lathing industry for 23 years, operated Red's Enco Service Station for five years and was self employed d/b/a Norsetter Remodeling until he retired. He loved hunting, fishing, ATVing and his 1932 Studebaker, "Rockne". Marlow also enjoyed coaching youth hockey for the South Side Hockey Association. He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Susanne; sons, Phil (Sandra) Norsetter and Jeff (Jennifer) Norsetter; daughter, Kellee Norsetter; nine grandchildren, Philipp, Michael, Kyle, Jeffree, Nicole, Erik, Ryan, Cole and Jonah; three great-grandchildren, Jordyn, Oliver and Robert; many sisters and brothers-in-law; and nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; and brother, David Norsetter. A memorial gathering will be held at GUNDERSON EAST FUNERAL HOME, 5203 Monona Drive, Madison, from 10:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. on Wednesday, March 28, 2012. The family wishes to thank the wonderful doctors and nurses at St. Mary's who took such great care of him. Gunderson East Funeral & Cremation Care 5203 Monona Drive. Originally published in the Wisconsin State Journal on March 25, 2012. Submitted by Michael Vahldieck (Class of 1968).

Friday, March 23, 2012

Obituary: Kenneth Raymond Sticha - Class of 1948

APPLETON - Kenneth Raymond Sticha, age 81, died peacefully on Wednesday, March 21, 2012, at St. Vincent Hospital in Green Bay.

 Ken was born July 14, 1930, in Chicago, Ill., son of the late Anthony and Margaret (Kraus) Sticha. Ken was a 1948 Madison Central High School graduate and received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1953. Ken was united in marriage on Feb. 2, 1952, to Lenore DeWaide, his high school sweetheart at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in Madison. They shared 52 wonderful years together. He served his country in the United States Army from 1953-1955 as a Stevedore Officer with the transportation corps during the Korean conflict.

Following his military service, Ken moved back to Wisconsin with his family and was employed with the Kroger Company and later on at the Nash Finch Company (S.C. Shannon Co.) for several years as a buyer merchandiser. He retired from Nash Finch in 1994. Ken also was employed after retirement with Fox Valley Auto Auction for 15 years. He was a faithful member of Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church of Appleton. Most important to Ken was spending time with his family and many friends, but he also enjoyed going fishing.

He is lovingly survived by his three children, Tony (Celeste) Sticha of Green Bay, Paul (Jean) Sticha of Stevens Point, and Sue (Jim) Gault of Wilmette, Ill.; three grandchildren, Sarah and Ryan Sticha, and Jennie Gault; three great-grandchildren; and a sister-in-law, Phyllis Sticha of Madison.

 Ken was preceded in death by his wife, Lenore, on Sept. 15, 2004; two brothers, Edward and James; and his parents.

A memorial service will be held 2 p.m. on Saturday, March 24, 2012, at the STAR OF HOPE MAUSOLEUM, 3131 N. Richmond St., Appleton with Pastor Dennis Ellison officiating. Inurnment will be in the mausoleum. Ken’s family will receive relatives and friends at the mausoleum on Saturday from noon until the hour of service.

In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund is being established for Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church, Appleton or a charity of your choice.

 Originally published in the Wisconsin State Journal on March 23, 2012. Submitted by Michael Vahldieck (Class of 1968).

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Obituary: Josephine Marie (DiLorenzo) Scheel - Class of 1942

MADISON - Josephine Marie (DiLorenzo) Scheel, age 88, passed away peacefully in her sleep at home on Wednesday, March 14, 2012, having suffered from Alzheimer’s.

She was born on Oct. 8, 1923, in Madison, the daughter of Angelo and Anna (Trapino) DiLorenzo. Josephine graduated from Madison Central High School in 1942. She graduated from beauty school in 1944. Josephine married Floyd (Doc) Scheel on May 22, 1948. She opened Jo’s Beauty Salon on Sept. 9, 1958, and operated it until 2005. Josephine’s granddaughter, Reanna has recently reopened the salon renaming it Reanna’s Salona. Josephine was the president of the Wisconsin Hairdresser Association in 1960. She enjoyed traveling, especially to Puerto Vallarta, Mexico with her husband, to Italy to visit family, and to the many hair shows all over the country. Josephine also enjoyed playing blackjack at Ho-Chunk Casino. Jo was a trend setter ahead of her time. Her family was always her number one priority from the beginning, raising her children while working from the Beauty Shop in her home, an accomplishment her children and grandchildren will forever be grateful for. Jo was a strong feisty wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, friend and relative never to be forgotten. She carried herself with grace and charm quietly adding a loving touch to all she did. She made her mark in this world and is now continuing on in the next. We will miss her style and laughter. We Love You!

She is survived by her husband, Floyd (Doc) with whom she had a long love affair of 63 years; daughter, Sherry Nelson; son, Greg Scheel; grandchildren, Shawn (Kristi) Doyle, Shane (Lynne) Doyle, and Reanna Nelson; great-grandchildren, Aaron, Hannah, Jack and Simon Doyle; sister-in-law, Phyllis Coaty; and brother-in-law, Robert Scheel. She was preceded in death by her parents; son, Rodney Scheel in 1990; grandson, Tyler Nelson in 2005; two brothers, Vincent (Jimmy) and Anthony (Tony); two sisters, Virginia Voigt and Rose Cardy; and brother-in-law, Ken Scheel.

A memorial gathering will be held at GUNDERSON EAST FUNERAL HOME, 5203 Monona Drive, Madison, from 4 p.m. until 6 p.m., with a time to share memories at 5:45 p.m., on Saturday, March 24, 2012. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Rodney Scheel House, 2815 Hauk Street, Madison, WI. 53704. A special thank you to Agrace HospiceCare.

Originally published in the Wisconsin State Journal on March 21, 2012. Submitted by Michael Vahldieck (Class of 1968).

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Obituary: - Robert "Bob" Marble - Class of 1951

MONONA - Robert “Bob” Marble, age 79, passed away on Thursday, March 8, 2012, at his home.

He was born on Oct. 30, 1932, in Madison, the son of Ray and Edith (Beckett) Marble. Bob graduated from Central High School in 1951. He was a proud member of the Wisconsin National Guard from 1949 to 1957. On Thanksgiving Day in 1953, Bob married Helen Jorgensen. After 30 years of employment, Bob retired from Oscar Mayer in 1981. He then worked as a locksmith for Capital Lock and Security until he retired in 1994. In 1994, Bob and his brother, Gerry, started Blue Marble Enterprises, an endeavor they had long planned. Bob also enjoyed working with youth in the Explorer Scouts and 4H, singing, woodworking, and making candy. He was famous for his peanut brittle.

He is survived by his loving wife, Helen; daughter, Vicki (Bryan) Miller; sons, Daniel, Lionel (Betty) and Sam; six grandchildren, Heather, Sarah, Marcus, Zachary, Ronald and Henry; two great-grandchildren; brother, Gerald (Davilee); and sisters, NayDean Davidson and Nieta McConnell. Bob was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Genny Hackbart; and daughter-in-law, Judy Marble.

Funeral services will be held at GUNDERSON EAST FUNERAL HOME, 5203 Monona Drive, Madison, at 5 p.m., on Wednesday, March 14, 2012. Visitation will be held at the funeral home from 3 p.m. until the time of service on Wednesday. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to Bob’s family.

Originally published in the Wisconsin State Journal on March 11, 2012 (submitted by Michael Vahldieck, Class of 1968).

Tuesday, March 06, 2012

Obituary: William C. "Willy" Teasdale - Class of 1969

MADISON/ FITCHBURG - William C. "Willy" Teasdale, age 61, passed away on March 5, 2012, at his home in Fitchburg, with his beloved wife of 26 years by his side. He was born Dec. 20, 1950, in Madison, son of Charles and Virginia Teasdale. He graduated from Central High School in 1969 and proudly served in the U.S. Army before being honorably discharged in 1979. He was the 3rd generation owner/operator of the Silver Dollar Tavern for the past 38 years, member of the Madison Elks Lodge No. 410 for 26 years, and a life member of the VFW Post 1318. He took great pride in his home. He especially enjoyed landscaping and remodeling projects with the assistance of his friend, Tip. To make his home more joyous, he was extremely devoted to his two pets, Henri and Gracie. As he crosses over the rainbow bridge, he will whistle and Henri will be rejoined with his master. His favorite pastime was his passion for golf, which he enjoyed with his wife, friends, and his league play at Foxboro. There were many scores below 80. He also enjoyed professional sports and was known to make a wager from time to time. He is survived by his wife, Ellie Teasdale, of Fitchburg; sons, Charles Teasdale (Kris) and Brian Teasdale (Michelle) of Waunakee; daughter, Tanya Teasdale; grandchildren, Cierra, Ashley, Hannah, Parker, and Peyton Teasdale of Waunakee; and brother, John Teasdale of Madison. He is preceded in death by his parents; sister, Susan Shaw; and brother, James Teasdale. "He is richest who is content with the least, for content is the wealth of nature" (Socrates).  

Originally published in the Wisconsin State Journal on March 6, 2012 (submitted by Michael Vahldieck, Class of 1968)