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Joan J. Meinholz Mack

DANE–Joan J. Mack of Dane passed away at age 84 on May 28, 2022. She was born on Aug. 13, 1937 in Ashton, the daughter of Ambrose and Julia (Maly) Meinholz.  

In 1955, she graduated from Middleton High School where she was involved with the school's pep club, home economics, and the Cardinal Scroll. The inscription next to her portrait in her senior yearbook said "Modest and quiet, and a value to her class".

After graduation, Joan was employed at Miller's Ace Hardware, the Bank of Middleton, and at Middleton High School.  She married Roland J. Mack on June 9, 1959 at St. Peters Catholic Church in Ashton. They would later enjoy a honeymoon in Arizona and Nevada. At the time of their marriage Roland was employed at the Morey Airplane Company in the Town of Middleton. 

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Nancy Richardson Kippley

MIDDLETON–Nancy Ann Kippley, 84, of Middleton and Waunakee, died on May 15, 2022 at Agrace HospiceCare in Fitchburg with her family by her side. 

She was born on July 15, 1937 to Raymond (Ray) Seneca Richardson and Anita (Babler) Richardson at St. Mary's Hospital in Madison. She grew up in Verona and was a 1955 graduate of Verona High School where she played the trumpet and was a member of the school's swing band.

A dear friend of Nancy’s set her up on a blind date where she met the love of her life, Roger J. Kippley, and they were later married on Nov. 15, 1960 at St. Mary of The Lake Parish in Westport. At the time of their marriage, she worked at the Wisconsin State Dept. of Motor Vehicles in Madison while he farmed at what would later be one of the largest and most successful farming operations in southern Wisconsin.

This little city girl turned country and she worked by her husband’s side farming while raising their beautiful family. 

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Rodney Jewell

COTTAGE GROVE–Former Cross Plains resident Rodney Allen Jewell, 71, passed away on May 12, 2022, at his home in Cottage Grove. 

On October 4, 1950, he was born in Middleton to Floyd and Ruth (Thomas) Jewell. Rodney graduated from Middleton High School in 1968, and later worked as a fabricator at Subzero Co. in Madison. Rodney loved fishing, hunting, and spending his time riding his Harley-Davidson motorcycle.

Rodney is survived by his son, Joseph (Kimberly) Pettit of Rewey; his grandchildren,    Lily, Myles, Rena, and Brynne Pettit; a younger brother, Thom L. (Christine Ostergard      Jewell) Jewell of Dousman, a niece, Tabbi Jewell, and her two children, Tyler and Sierra; and his dog Jax.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Floyd (March 27, 1996) and Ruth (January 18, 2008), who were married on Nov. 25, 1936 in Pine City, MN; his paternal grandparents, George and Amy Jewell, and maternal grandparents, Walter and Nettie (McCloud) Thomas.

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Margery Biel

MIDDLETON–Margery Biel died May 26, 2022 at the age of 69. 

Marge was very active, and rode her horse, Melody, and was an avid cyclist, cross country skier and yoga enthusiast. She was very fond of her cat, Mr. McGriddles.

Cherished sister of Warren (Aida) Biel, Mark (the late Colleen) Biel, and David (Patty) Biel. Marge will be greatly missed by her nieces and nephews.

Marge was preceded in death by her parents John Biel and Shirley (née Cohen) Biel Krauss.

Special thank you for the excellent care from Agrace Hospice and Heritage Senior Living-Middleton.

Private graveside service will be performed at a later date.

Please share your memories at cressfuneralservice.com.

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Allen C. Demmin

MIDDLETON–Allen C. Demmin, 95, of Middleton, passed away on May 22, 2022. He was born on June 16, 1926, to the late Carl W. and Lydia (Herman) Demmin, in Sheboygan, and was educated in the public schools there. After graduation from Central High School in the Class of 1944, he entered the US Army in August 1944, took basic training in Florida, and was sent to Europe early in 1945. He was a member of the 87th Infantry Division Artillery, serving in France, Belgium and Luxemburg (Battle of the Bulge), and then in Germany until the end of the war in May 1945. He returned to the US and was stationed in Georgia, Idaho and Louisiana until being honorably discharged in July 1946. 

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Terrence P. McGovern

MADISON–Terrence Patrick McGovern, 85, passed away April 26 at the William S. Middleton Memorial Veterans Hospital. He was born Feb. 23, 1937 in Chicago the son of Anna and Thomas McGovern. 

Terry graduated from Loyola University with a degree in Industrial Management. After marrying the love his life, Jan Carlow, they resided in Omaha, NE. Terry was a loyal fan of Notre Dame Football.  

Terry is survived by his wife, Jan, children Kathleen, Terrence, and Stephen, sisters; Mary Kay, Anne, Margaret, Joan, and Rita C.S.J., and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, sister Ellen, and brother Thomas.

A funeral service was held at 11:30 am May 25, 2022 at the Cress Center, 6021 University Ave., Madison. 

Please share your memories at cressfuneralservice.com

 

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Lorna Lou Bucsek

LITTLETON, CO–Lorna Lou Bucsek passed away in the early morning hours of Dec. 23, 2021, at home and surrounded by family. Lorna was blessed to be with her husband of 46 years, Charles, her daughters Genevieve and Angelita, her son-in-law Dan, and her five beloved grandchildren, when she passed. Lorna was born on October 12, 1948, in Chadron, NE to Robert and Lorraine Sandstrom, both deceased. 

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Everett J. White

MADISON/MIDDLETON–Everett J. White, 89, passed away on May 11, 2022, at the Madison VA Hospital. He was born on March 13, 1933, in Reedsburg, to Everett and Bessie (Underhill) White. 

Everett was the eldest of nine children and grew up on the family farm. He attended grade school in the Township of Ironton and graduated from high school in Reedsburg in 1951. After high school, Everett worked at Badger Ordinance Powder Plant until he was drafted into the US Army from 1952 to 1955. While stationed in Fort Sill, OK, he married the love of his life, Darlene R. DeVault, on April 28, 1954. They just celebrated 68 years together.

In 1961, Everett and Darlene moved to Madison. He worked at various car dealerships until he opened his own business, Monarch Motors, in Middleton in 1967. He retired in 2014. Everett was known as “Corvair Guy,” and he helped restart Capital City Corvair Club in Madison.

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Allen Jeffrey “Jeff” Martin

MIDDLETON–Allen Jeffrey “Jeff” Martin, 78, of Middleton, passed away on Dec. 13, 2021. 

Born and raised in Michigan, Jeff was a true Spartan, receiving his degrees from Michigan State University, earning his Ph.D. in 1969. Following graduation, Jeff worked for the US Forest Service in Princeton, WV, and then as a professor for the University of Wisconsin-Madison Extension. Following his retirement, Jeff began a second career as a photographer. He also volunteered with the Middleton Historical Society and Demeter and wherever needed. 

Jeff will be missed by his family for his ability to be there when needed but also allowing them to grow. He loved fly fishing but most of all he loved the challenge of catching and releasing a fish that he caught on a fly that he had tied.

Jeff is survived by his wife, Jan; sons, Joel (Mary) and Jonathan (Erika) Martin; grandchildren, McKenna and Jack Martin; sister, Sharon Olney; and sister-in-law, Georgia (Art) Ellwanger. 

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Ruth Lucille (Fleuter) Yunker

MIDDLETON–Ruth Lucille (Fleuter) Yunker, 96, of Middleton, passed away on May 1, 2022, at St. Mary's Hospital. She was born on Jan. 3, 1926, in Racine, the daughter of Carl Fleuter and Marie (Nichols) Fleuter.

Ruth married Lyle Yunker on Feb. 12, 1949, and they enjoyed 67 years together before his passing. Prior to retirement, Ruth worked as a housekeeper at the University of Wisconsin Regency Dorms.

Ruth was a member of St. Luke's Lutheran Church in Middleton. In her free time, she enjoyed camping and travelling and was lucky enough to have seen most of the US. She also enjoyed spending time with friends and family.

Ruth is survived by her sons, Raymond (Nancy) and Larry; grandchildren, Tracy Woodward, Jason Yunker, David Yunker, Travis Yunker and Jaina Drenski; nine great-grandchildren; and many nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents; and her husband, Lyle. 

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