Wednesday, October 09, 2013

Obituary: Robert "Spike" Doran - Class of 1954

MADISON - Robert "Spike" Doran, age 77, passed away on Oct. 3, 2013. Robert was born on Oct. 21, 1935, in Madison to the late James and Helen Anderson Doran. Bob grew up on the southwest side of Madison, and he was very proud to be a Central High graduate of 1954. Bob's passion was playing and coaching touch football and softball in the Madison league, where their team won the City Major League Championship for 12 years. Bob married Patti Thuesen on Oct. 21, 1971, and they took many road trips together but he especially loved going to Henry Vilas Zoo and the State Fair. Bob loved sports, kids, dogs, and helping others. Being a true friend was Bob's gift to so many. No task was too difficult or time consuming for him and his generosity was always from the heart. Bob worked for the Cassini and Son Tile Co., construction, Madison Metro School District from where he retired. Bob is survived by "His Bride" Patti of 42 years; his siblings; three sisters, Geraldine Quinto, Lois Helen Schaefer and Barbara Jean Paurroy; two brothers, Donald Doran and Richard Doran; also many nieces and nephews including great ones. Bob was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Clayton Doran and James Doran. Patti would like to extend a special thank you to the staff at Middleton Village, Tom and Aleene Kerwin, Louie and Shirley Cassini and Cynthia Schoettler for the many years of care and friendship, they gave Bob. A memorial service honoring Bob will be held, Friday, Oct. 11, 2013, at AGRACE HOSPICECARE, 5395 E. Cheryl Parkway, Madison. Visitation will be at 9:30 a.m. with the service at 10:30 a.m. Chaplain Stephen Zwettler will be officiating.

 Originally published in the Wisconsin State Journal on October 9, 2013. Submitted by Michael Vahldieck (Class of 1968)

Thursday, October 03, 2013

Obituary: Margaret Theresa (Fiscus) Moen

MONONA - Margaret Theresa Moen, age 66, of Monona, died on Sept. 30, 2013, at her home after a brief and dignified battle with brain cancer. She was born on Oct. 3, 1946, in Madison, to Mary and Leslie Fiscus.

Margaret was a life-long Madisonian. Although a mid-high school family move had her graduating high school from Monona Grove, her heart was always at Central High in the heart of the city. After a year at UW-Whitewater, she went on to spend her time raising her three children, working in many food service locales, and retiring from her work in food service at the Madison Metropolitan school district.

She married Henry B. Moen in June of 2001 at Holy Cross Lutheran Church. At home, she enjoyed cooking, challenging crossword puzzles, and reading. Her family and friends were important to her, and spending time socializing was always at the top of her list. She especially enjoyed spending time with family and friends whom she could beat at Euchre.

Margaret is survived by her husband, Henry; her daughters, Laura (Michael) Saunders, and Sarah (Donovan) Johnson; five grandchildren, Sydney, Ashley, Mason, Donovan, and Anna; stepchildren, Scott (Denise) Moen and Kim (Ron) Weum, and their children, Ryan, Jack, Dalton, and Tyler; two sisters, Mary Ann Ahrensmeyer, and Angie Fiscus; brother, James Fiscus; three nephews; ten nieces; their spouses; and many great-nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; an infant sister, Elizabeth Fiscus; and her beloved son, Matthew Thomas Rounds.

A Memorial Mass of Christian Burial will be held at IMMACULATE HEART OF MARY CATHOLIC CHURCH, 5101 Schofield St., Monona, at 11:30 a.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2013, with the Rev. John Silva presiding. Inurnment will be at Sacred Hearts Cemetery in Sun Prairie. Visitation will be held at GUNDERSON EAST FUNERAL HOME, 5203 Monona Drive, Madison, from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 7, 2013, as well as from 10:30 a.m. until the time of service at the church on Tuesday. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Agrace HospiceCare.

The family would like to thank Agrace HospiceCare for the wonderful care they provided for Margaret.  

Originally published in the Wisconsin State Journal on October 5, 2013. Submitted by Michael Vahldieck (Class of 1968).