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).