Saturday, October 17, 2015

Obituary: Richard Alan Parisi - Class of 1967

MADISON - Richard Alan Parisi, age 66, of Madison, Wis., passed away on Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2015, at the University of Wisconsin Hospital. He was the son of Orlando and Mary (Masino) Parisi.

 Rich was born in Madison on Jan. 5, 1949. He was a graduate of Madison Central High School, class of '67, and went on to get a degree in history from the University of Wisconsin. His green thumb led him to work for Felly's Flowers in the greenhouse alongside our good friend, Stan Skolaski. He then obtained his Horticultural License and worked for the First Wisconsin Bank and all their branches taking care of plants indoors and out. Later in life he took a job as warehouse manager for Hill Electric. It was soon after that his health began to fail.

 Rich was a proud member of the Italian Workman's Club. His interests were varied. He liked working with plants in creating landscapes and gardens. He enjoyed taking trips with his longtime friend, Beth. He also wasn't shy about taking in a casino once in a while. On the last Sunday of each month he would meet for coffee with cousins, Jim, Ron, Carlo and his brother, Bob, if only to stay in touch with family.

He is survived by his brother, Bob, and many other cousins. He was preceded in death by both parents. Upon Rich's request, there will be no funeral service, but, a day to celebrate his life will be posted at a later date and time.

A special thanks goes out to all the nurses and doctors in the ICU, at the UW Hospital, for their attentive care and uplifting manner. I also want to thank our cousin, Gina Masino, for being there during this emotional ordeal.  

Originally published in The Wisconsin State Journal on October 17, 2015. Submitted by Sidney Iwanter (Class of 1967).

Sunday, August 23, 2015

Obituary: Fred Loniello - Class of 1963

SAN BERNADINO, Calif. - Fred Loniello, age 71, went to Heaven on May 9, 2015, in San Bernadino, Calif. He was born Dec. 10, 1943, in Madison to Cecil and Jennie (Gianquinto) Loniello. He graduated from St Joseph and from Central High School where he lettered in football. Fred was in the U.S. Marines from 1964-1967, serving in Viet Nam. He then moved to CA and attended Pasadena College. Fred traveled the country as a Missionary of the Lord. He worked in nursing homes assisting those in need. He enjoyed his dogs, swimming and participating in church functions. He played the guitar and piano and had a beautiful singing voice. Fred was preceded in death by his parents, Cecil and Jennie; his two brothers, David and Joe. He is survived by his sister, Angela Loniello; brother, Russell Loniello; nieces, Amber (Michael) Sehgal and Lisa (David) Bohl; nephews, Chris Schroeder, Greg (Michelle) Schroeder, and Kevin (Kathy) Loniello; great-nieces, Andie, Brooke, Bailey, Sidra and Holliday; great nephews Owen and Shayen and many relatives and friends. A celebration of Fred's life will be on Friday, Aug. 28, 2015, at ST THOMAS AQUINAS CATHOLIC CHURCH, 602 Everglade Drive, Madison. Visitation will be at 11a.m. A Mass will be at 11:30 a.m., followed by a luncheon. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the family. Rest in peace in the arms of the Lord Fred and enjoy all the beauties of Heaven.

Originally published in the Wisconsin State Journal on August 23, 2015. Submitted by Michael Vahldieck (Class of 1968). 

Fred Loniello's class year is based on information in the 1963 Tychoberahn, where he is photo is included among those of the graduating seniors.

Sunday, July 26, 2015

Obituary: Carol L. (Mack) Neuhauser - Class of 1950

MADISON - Carol L. (Mack) Neuhauser, age 82, passed away peacefully on Thursday, July 23, 2015, at Agrace HospiceCare, surrounded by her family. She was born on Oct. 11, 1932, in Madison, the daughter of John and Caroline Mack. She attended Franklin Elementary School and Madison Central High School in 1950. Carol married Charles Neuhauser, a high school classmate, on July 14, 1955. Carol graduated from the UW School of Nursing in 1955, and worked as a civilian nurse at Brook Army Hospital in Texas while her new husband was on active duty there. She then worked at the VA Hospital in Madison and served with the 44th General Hospital Reserve Unit. Carol then retired to be a stay at home mom to raise her three children. Vacations for the young Neuhauser family were often spent camping and fishing. Carol was even willing to take up pheasant and deer hunting to be a companion to Charlie. She loved taking part in the yearly "Mack Deer Camp" in Camp Douglas. Above all else, Carol loved and cared for her family. She reminded us often that her greatest joy was her children and grandchildren. Birthday celebrations included our own special homemade pie. She cheered on her kids and grandkids in their school and sporting events. Dressing up in goofy costumes with her grandchildren was as much fun for her as the kids. Christmas Eve gatherings won't ever be the same without her, especially her competitiveness in everyone's favorite game "cup and angels". She extended her nursing and caretaking skills to her many aunts and uncles and especially with her own mother and mother-in-law, both of who lived with Carol and Charlie for many years. Carol loved spending time with her dear friends from her softball team, golfing buddies, card group and the MG hockey family. She was the pitcher and official joke teller for her softball team. Carol looked forward to a breakfast or lunch date with her friends and never missed her class reunions until this year. She also was an avid gardener, a reader of mysteries, and a fan of old movies, especially those starring John Wayne. Carol was a trooper to the end, including being a 14-year breast cancer survivor. She made many smile with her sense of humor, even in her last days. Carol is survived by her children, Chris (Greg) Percy, Curt (Sue) Neuhauser, and Eric (Kim) Neuhauser; grandchildren, Tyler, Michael, and Brett Percy, and Kendra and Cameron Neuhauser; brothers, John Mack Jr. and Jim Mack; sisters-in-law, Joyce, Patty and Ruth; aunt, Marion Trachte; and many extended family. She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles in 2006; and her parents. A celebration of Carol's life will be held at GUNDERSON EAST FUNERAL HOME, 5203 Monona Drive, Madison, at 6 p.m., on Thursday, July 30, 2015. A visitation will be held at the funeral home from 3:30 p.m. until the time of the service on Thursday. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Agrace HospiceCare or a charity of your choosing. The family would like to thank the wonderful people at Agrace HospiceCare and at St. Mary's SSICU and 4SW. Also, thank you to her physicians, Drs. Bain, Santana and Wilson, along with their staffs. Carol will be dearly missed by her family. We wish her peace.

Originally published in the Wisconsin State Journal on July 26, 2015. Submitted by Michael Vahldieck (Class of 1968).

Sunday, July 19, 2015

Obituary: Kathryn L. (Carter) Kohl - Class of 1949

MADISON - Kathryn L. (Carter) Kohl, age 84, passed away peacefully on Monday, July 13, 2015, at Agrace HospiceCare with her family by her side. She was born on March 23, 1931, in Madison, Wis. She was the daughter of Minnie E. Carter (Partridge) and Lewis H. Carter. Lewis H. Carter passed away on May 18, 1952, and Minnie E. (Partridge) Carter passed away on March 28, 1999. Kathryn "Kitty" graduated from Central High School in 1949. Kathryn married James R. Kohl on Jan. 19, 1951. She worked for Group Health Cooperative and Associated Physicians in Madison. Then she quit working to help take care of her two grandchildren. They were the love of her life. Kathryn volunteered at St. Mary's Hospital and Meriter Hospital ER. She also made baby blankets and lap covers for Meriter Hospital. She was a member of the Bethel Club. She is survived by James R. Kohl; daughter, Sue A. Kohl; daughter, Annette L. Kohl; son, Michael J. Kohl (Barb Anderson); and two granddaughters, Kristin L. Fraser and Kayla L. Kohl. Michael was very special to her. She will be missed by so many, including her dog, Sadie. The family wishes to extend a special thank you to the nurses and staff at Meriter Hospital ER, UW Hospital, Agrace HospiceCare, and to our friend, Janice Rhodes. Kitty did not want a funeral. The family will gather privately at Roselawn Memorial Park at a later date.

Originally published in the Wisconsin State Journal on July 19, 2015. Submitted by Michael Vahldieck (Class of 1968).

Sunday, May 24, 2015

Obituary: La Verne (Kelly( Ninedorf - Class of 1951

MADISON /ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. - La Verne Ninedorf [age 82] was reunited with the love her life on May 16, 2015. She is survived by her five children, Deborah (Mark) Montavon, Sherrie (Brian) Ray, Jim (Karen) Ninedorf, Dave Ninedorf, and Kelly (Scott) Oliver; and six grandchildren, Mindy (Marcus) Kiehl, Anne Montavon, Tyler (Myesha) Ray, Aisha Ray, Jeff (Virginia) Ninedorf, and Austin Oliver; two great-grandchildren, Skyler and Tristan Ninedorf; and one brother, R. Michael (MaryAnn) Kelly. She was preceded in death by her husband of 58 years, Frank Ninedorf; and her parents, Raymond and Ann Kelly. Born on Jan. 27, 1933, and raised in Madison, she attended Central High School and graduated with the class of 1951. She married Frank "Sonny" Ninedorf in 1953, and they went directly to Roswell, N.M., where Sgt. Ninedorf was first stationed in the Air Force. For 17 years she followed Frank on his assignments to such places as: England, Wisconsin, Wyoming, and Nevada, only to be separated when Frank went to Thailand. They lived in Madison and then DeForest, where La Verne was a cook at Pumpkin Hollow Grade School. She loved the children and the children loved her and her good cooking. In 1990 they moved to Florida and later settled in St. Petersburg, where La Verne thrived. She loved the sun where she could swim, the club house where she could play cards and bingo and get her stacks of books from the library. She and Frank worked at the stadium when the Yankees had spring training. For many years they would spend their summers back in Madison with family and friends, until their health no longer allowed them to travel. La Verne was a loving and loyal wife, mother, grandmother, sister, and friend. All those who knew her couldn't help but love her. She was a member of Holy Family Catholic Church in St. Petersburg, Fla. She accredited her strong faith to keeping her going despite her many illnesses. Baseball was another passion she delighted in and when the Rays were winning, she was their biggest fan. We'll miss her dearly but are comforted in knowing she died the way she had always prayed she would, and she did not pass alone. A Mass of Christian Burial was on Friday, May 22, 2015, at HOLY FAMILY CATHOLIC CHURCH in St. Petersburg, Fla. A second memorial Mass will be held in Madison at a later date to be determined. Mom, we hope that now that you are reunited with dad, may you dance and run together and may your coupons never expire.

Originally published in the Wisconsin State Journal on May 24, 2015. Submitted by Michael Vahldieck (Class of 1968).

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Obituary: Raymond L. Bogardus - Class of 1965

AMBERG, WISCONSIN - Raymond L. Bogardus, age 69, of Amberg, passed away peacefully at home on Tuesday May 19, 2015. He was born in Madison on July 9, 1945.  Ray attended Drafting College in the Madison area before working at the Boat Factory in Wausaukee. He was a mechanic who could fix anything. His hobbies included collecting trains and owl pictures and designs. He also enjoyed his pets and putzing in his backyard.

Raymond is survived by his son, Ray “Jr.” Bogardus of Wausaukee; his cat, Honey Bun; and extended family and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents.

A graveside service will be held in the Amberg Cemetery.

Originally published on the website of the Roubal Funeral Home of Wausaukee, this obituary notice has been edited for clarity. 

Raymond Bogardus is listed among the graduating seniors in the 1965 Tychoberahn.

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Obituary: Judith Ann "Judy" (Neuhauser) Baumgartner - Class of 1953

MADISON - Judith Ann "Judy" Baumgartner passed away on Saturday, May 9, 2015, after a valiant seven-and-a-half year struggle with the devastating effects of Encephalitis. Judy was born May 18, 1935, at Madison General Hospital, to her parents, George Neuhauser and Esther (Schulz) Neuhauser. She graduated from Madison Central High School in 1953. Judy married the love of her life, Paul F. Baumgartner, on July 11, 1959, at Luther Memorial Church in Madison. They went on to have two children, Michael and Heidi. Judy dedicated her life to her husband and their children, thoroughly enjoying her role as a homemaker throughout her lifetime. She also had many other interests. She cherished time spent with her beloved family and friends. She had a lifelong interest in politics, often volunteering her time. She enjoyed traveling very much, from short Sunday road trips to crossing the country to touring Europe. She adored animals of all kinds, especially her precious cats throughout the years. Judy is survived by her loving husband of 55 years, Paul F. Baumgartner; her son, Michael (Tonia) Baumgartner; her daughter, Heidi (Chris) Baumgartner Bonnaffon; her granddaughter, Amelia; brother-in-law, Herbert Baumgartner; sister-in-law, Patricia Baumgartner; sister-in-law, Carol Neuhauser; as well as many nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends. Judy was preceded in death by her parents; her sister, Lois Matt; and her brother, Dr. Charles Neuhauser. Special thanks go out to the kind staff at New Glarus Home, especially Dr. Styles, for their compassionate care of Mom throughout her illness. Services will be held Saturday, May 16, 2015, at CRESS FUNERAL HOME, 3610 Speedway Road, Madison. Visitation will begin at 10 a.m. until the time of service at 11 a.m., with the Rev. Franklin Wilson presiding. Judy will be laid to rest at Forest Hill Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family is asking that you make a donation in Judy's memory to the Dane County Humane Society or to the New Glarus Home in New Glarus.

Originally published in the Wisconsin State Journal on May 13, 2015. Submitted by Michael Vahldieck (Class of 1968).

Sunday, April 19, 2015

Obituary: Jospeh C. "Buffo" Cerniglia - Class of 1953

MADISON - Joseph C. "Buffo" Cerniglia passed away on April 12, 2015, at the Agrace HospiceCare.

Joe was born on Sept. 25, 1935, to Charles and Georgia (Schiro) Cerniglia. He proudly grew up in the Greenbush and graduated from Central High in 1953. Upon graduation, Joe enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps and served in Korea. In the mid 60's Joe was one of the co-founders of the Madison Mustangs semi-pro football team and served as their general manager for many years.

Joe had a deep appreciation for his Italian heritage and was a member of the Italian Workmen's Club. He had an incredible memory, sense of humor and loved entertaining friends and family with his storytelling. Joe was also known for his great Italian cooking and his famous weekly luncheons.

 Joe is survived by his brothers, Pete (Jill) and their children, Jeff, Tari (Gary) Piediscalzzi and Ann; Chuck and his children, Lisa (Todd) Lusk, Lori, and Ross (Maureen); Bob (Kathie) and their children, Tony, Katie, and Molly; and his sister, Marie (Doug) Griesbach and their children, Mark (Cindy) and Karen (Andy) Follis; and his friend, Joanie Severson. Joe is further survived by great-nieces and nephews, many special cousins and friends too numerous to mention, but you all know the place you held in Joe's heart. Joe was a great brother, uncle and friend and will be missed by all who knew him.

 A celebration of Joe's life will be held at VFW POST 7591, 301 Cottage Grove Road, Madison, on Thursday, April 23, 2015, beginning with a visitation from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. and a time for sharing stories beginning at 7 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m., Friday, April 24, 2015, at GOOD SHEPHERD CATHOLIC CHURCH, 1128 St. James Court, Madison, with Monsignor Thomas Baxter presiding. Friends and family may call from 10 a.m. until time of service.

There will never be another Buffo! "I'll be seeing you.........."

 Originally published in the Wisconsin State Journal on April 19, 2015. Submitted by Michael Vahldieck (Class of 1968)

Sunday, March 15, 2015

Obituary: Stanley "Pinky" R. Anundson - Class of 1964

MADISON - Stanley "Pinky" R. Anundson, age 69 passed away on Tuesday March 10, 2015 at his home in Madison. Born September 4, 1945 in Madison, the son of Herbert and Sophia (Baron) Anundson. Stanley was a lifelong resident of Madison, working and retiring from Kraft Foods Oscar Mayer after 35 years.

He was a Vietnam veteran receiving multiple medals honoring his service. He was an avid sports fan and outstanding athlete playing many sports including bowling, pool and darts but his love of softball brought him a great deal of enjoyment, playing in many leagues and tournaments throughout the years. He also loved classic cars, watching sports in his recliner and of course playing the lottery.

Stanley is survived by his children: Cami (Tod) Anundson-Schwenn, Jade (Jacqui Smith) Anundson, Jase (Joette) Anundson; his grandchildren Cade, Joshua, Jalen, Crae and Trae; 4 great-grandchildren; sister, Cassandra Gruenberg and sister-in-law, Margret Anundson among many other loving family and friends. He is preceded in death by his parents and two brothers Gary and Dennis.

A memorial service will be held at 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday, March 17, 2015 at Ryan Funeral Home, 2418 N. Sherman Ave. Visitation will be held from 4:00 p.m. until the time of service on Tuesday at the funeral home.

Originally published in the Wisconsin State Journal on March 15, 2015. Submitted by Janet Stevens (Class of 1965).

Note: Stanley Amundson's class year was provided by Janet Stevens

Sunday, March 08, 2015

Obituary: Jean M. (Poore) Shoemaker - Class of 1943

MADISON - Jean M. (Poore) Shoemaker died peacefully on Feb. 24, 2015, surrounded by her children. Jean was born on Jan. 13, 1926, in Otter Creek, Wis., to Elijah and Ruth (Rich) Poore. Jean graduated from Madison Central High School in 1943, and attended nursing school for a semester, which she left to travel to Seattle, Wash., to marry Bill Shoemaker on April 8, 1944. Jean was a true working mother, employed by Eagle Foods as a cashier and head cashier. In her sixties she attended courses in computer literacy and went to work at WPS before her retirement from Great Lakes Higher Education. She was a member of First United Methodist Church for more than 70 years, where she was a dedicated volunteer and made many longtime friendships. She enjoyed traveling, playing golf in her later years, and her game group. Preceding Jean in death was her husband of 68 years, William; parents; and siblings, Mary Alice, Elaine, Sybil and Ed. She is survived by five children, Linda (Bob) Sands, Cindy (Greg) Hinz, Laura (Steve) Meixner, Ruth (Pat) Baier and Dan (Lisa) Shoemaker. Jean was proud grandmother to Pamela (Mike) Capozziello, Debi Sands (Steven Schwenke), Kristin (Scott) Mayer, Ryan Hinz (Austin Bell), Lindsay (Eric) Schmidt, Will (Sara) Meixner, Jeanine (Ben) LaRue, Lauren, Liza and Tess Baier, Spencer Nolden and John and Brooke Shoemaker. She is further survived by great-grandchildren, Ella, Colton, Kadin, Kellin and Gage; and her brother, Dick Poore. Jean's family would like to thank the dedicated staff of Agrace HospiceCare for their compassionate care. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Agrace HospiceCare Inc. Visitation will be held on Saturday, March 14, 2015, from 9:30 a.m. until 11 a.m., followed directly by a Memorial Service at 11 a.m., at SUN PRAIRIE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, 702 North St., Sun Prairie, with the Rev. Scott Carlson presiding.

 Originally published in the Wisconsin State Journal on March 8, 2015. Submitted by Michael Vahldieck (Class of 1968).

Sunday, March 01, 2015

Obituary: Genevieve (Jones) Jackson - Class of 1930

FITCHBURG - Genevieve (Jones) Jackson, age 102, passed away on Friday, Feb. 27, 2015. She was born to Margaret (Blaney) and Thomas Jones on Nov. 24, 1912, in Wales, U.K. She came to America with her family when she was 4 months old, and lived her entire life in the Fitchburg/Madison area. She attended Syene Grade School, Central High School, and Madison Business College. She worked 31 years for Wisconsin Telephone Co. (AT&T). In 1938, she married Erich Keller; he passed away in 1961. In 1962, she married Robert Jackson, who passed away in 1980. She loved to travel and visited every state and many foreign countries. She was a very active person, driving past the age of 95. She was a member of the Swan Creek Sewing Circle, the Cambrian Welch Club, the Ladies Auxiliary of Elks Lodge No. 410, Fitchburg Historical Society, the Fitchburg Senior Center and Grace Episcopal Church. She was also a Red Cross volunteer for many years. She enjoyed spending time with her family and friends. She is survived by nieces, Aleta (Jackson) Barmore (Daune) and Barbara Stoneman; nephews, Robert Jones (Ellen) and Marc Jones (Lois); grandnephew and godson, Tom Stoneman; many other grandnieces and nephews, and their children and grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husbands; parents; sisters, Gladys Stoneman, Anna Hanson, Doris Gillette, and her twin sister, Dorothy, who died at sea at age 4 months; brother, Edwin Jones; and nieces and nephews, Neal Jones, Betty Gillette, Edna Cross, Harold Stoneman, Don Stoneman, Bill Stoneman, Dorothy Goddard and Janet Keenan. A funeral service will be held at CRESS FUNERAL HOME, 3610 Speedway Road, Madison, on Saturday, March 7, 2015, at 11 a.m. A visitation will be held at the funeral home on Saturday from 10 a.m. until the time of service. In lieu of flowers, the family asks for donations to be made to Agrace HospiceCare in Gen's name. The family would like to thank the wonderful caregivers from Home Instead Senior Care and Agrace HospiceCare for providing excellent loving care for her final months.

Originally published in the Wisconsin State Journal on March 1, 2015. Submitted by Michael Vahldieck. 

Note: Genevieve (Jones) Jackson's class year is based on information in the 1930 Tychoberahn, where she is pictured amongst the graduating seniors.

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Obituary: Kenneth James Spangler - Class of 1965

SPRING GREEN - Kenneth James Spangler, age 67, of Spring Green, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2015, at The Golden Living Center in Muscoda, Wis. Ken was born on April 9, 1947, at Madison General Hospital. He lived in Madison for 52 years, graduating from Madison Central High School in 1965. He later moved to Spring Green where he resided for 12 years. Ken worked as a customer service representative at Madison Gas & Electric for 46 years. He entered into wedded bliss on Oct. 8, 1976, to Paula Jeanne (nee Kunz) in St. Louis, Mo. Ken and Paula were married for 38 wonderful years. Surrounded by Christian men and women all of his life, Ken had a special connection, love and respect for Living Word of Faith Church and Bill Winston Ministries. Ken was a powerful and anointed Christian Faith Believer in the Lord Christ Jesus, the Father God, and Holy Spirit. Ken is survived by the love of his life, his wife, Paula Jeanne. She gratefully thanks St. Mary's Hospital Medical Teams, Dr. Robert Smith and his team at Golden Living Center, Agrace HospiceCare, and Dr. Kenneth Miller and the Spring Green Medical Staff. Ken was preceded in death by his father, Roy Lewis Spangler, and his mother, Lenora (Langve) Spangler. Ken said, "to set the Word of God in your heart one must trust and believe and do." "Study to show thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed rightly dividing the Word of Truth." ~ 2 Timothy 2:15 Ken always said, "Be a good Burrian." A Celebration of Ken's Life will be held on Saturday, Feb. 28, 2015, at 11 a.m. at CROSSROADS UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, 5901 Hogan Road, Waunakee, Wis., with Pastor Kristen Lowe presiding. Friends and family may call from 10 a.m. until time of service. Memorial contributions can be made to the Make a Wish Foundation, 1 S. Pinckney St., Suite 40, Madison, WI 53703.

Originally published in the Wisconsin State Journal on February 26, 2015. Submitted by Michael Vahldieck (Class of 1968).