Obituaries

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John J. Fury

MIDDLETON–John J. Fury, 71, of Middleton, died April 18, 2020, in Madison, following a stroke. He was separated from his loving family during his illness due to Covid-19 restrictions.

John grew up in Janesville, MN, the son of John and Ruth (Hendricksen) Fury. His sense of humor was the magnet that drew Mary Johnson to John, telling herself in eighth grade, that one day she would marry this guy. They married on Nov. 7, 1969, at St. Ann’s Catholic Church, in Janesville, MN,  and celebrated their 50th Wedding Anniversary this past November in the presence of their children, son-in-law and grandchildren. John’s sense of humor was on full display during this memorable evening.

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Ronald Duane Hoppmann

MIDDLETON–Ronald Duane Hoppmann was named after the actor Ronald Coleman and his brother, Dean’s twin who died right before he was born. Ron was a gifted storyteller. Here is part of his story that made him into such a beloved father, brother, uncle, grandfather and friend. He was a good guy and quite a character.

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Mary Ann Vance

MIDDLETON–Mary Ann Vance, 73, of Middleton passed away peacefully Friday morning, May 29, 2020, at Agrace HospiceCare in Madison after a brief battle with pancreatic cancer.

She was born Oct 5, 1946, in Viroqua, to Orin H. and Dorothy J. (Otto) Vance. Mary attended school at Brush Hollow in Avalanche before moving into Viroqua in 1960 where she then graduated from Viroqua High School in 1964.

Mary continued her education at Madison Area Technical College and in 1965 started working for the University of Wisconsin. After a variety of jobs in the different university schools and departments she found her work home in 1985 in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. She touched many lives managing the different aspects of the Farm and Industry Short Course program until her retirement in December of 2012.

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Dr. Rene M. Dupuis

WAUNAKEE–Rene M. Dupuis, age 77, passed away on May 23, 2020 at Agrace HospiceCare with his family at his side. He was born on June 25, 1942, in Wausau, the son of LaVern and Gertrude (Moss) Dupuis. 

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Lee Orvin Bollenbach

MORTON, IL–Lee Orvin Bollenbach, age 75, of Morton, IL, passed away on June 5, 2020, with his family at his side. Born on August 13, 1944 in Madison to Orvin E. and Vanita R. (Voss) Bollenbach, he married Kathleen Ann Zimmerman on April 30, 1966 in Middleton. She survives.

Also surviving are two children, Shaun (Melissa) Bollenbach of Morton, IL and Shelly (Bill) Joseph of Peoria, IL., five grandchildren, Connor, Katlin, Alyssa, Zachary and Sage, and two brothers, Gary (Robie) Bollenbach of Whitewater and Charles (Beverly) Bollenbach and sister-in-law, Joan Bollenbach, all of Middleton. 

He was preceded in death by one brother, Paul.

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Virginia Butler-Haugen

MIDDLETON / BLACK EARTH–Virginia Butler-Haugen, age 93, passed away on May 21, 2020, at Ingleside Manor. She was born on Oct. 13, 1926, in Brothertown, the daughter of William and Alvina (Lefeber) Ecker.

Virginia attended Oshkosh State Teachers College. She married Robert Butler on Feb. 2, 1949 in Redwood City, CA. After his passing, she moved to Wisconsin where she met her second love, Norman Haugen. The two were married on May 25, 1974, in Durward's Glen. She was the editor for the Middleton Times-Tribune for many years.

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David A. Wieckert, Professor Emeritus

MIDDLETON–David A. Wieckert, age 88, passed away on May 17, 2020. He was born on Aug. 7, 1931, the son of Walter Hans and Anita (Brockman) Wieckert of Appleton. David obtained a Ph.D. at the UW–Madison in 1963. The next 33 years were spent as a professor in the Dairy Science Department at the University of Wisconsin, where he taught 10,228 students.

On June 30, 1963, David married Joan (Engle) Wieckert in Abilene, KN. They met in 1952 when they traveled to Sweden and Denmark, respectively, as International 4-H Youth Exchanges. This interest in people of other nations continued for a lifetime of travel and entertaining internationals in their home.

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Mary Jo Matz

EDGERTON–Mary Jo Matz, age 86, of Edgerton, passed away on May 11, 2020, at home. She was born in Madison on February 11, 1934, the daughter of Vernie and Florence (Stormer) Miller. She married Donald A. Matz on March 21, 1953 at St. Luke Lutheran, Middleton. He preceded her in death on February 1, 2009. She enjoyed sewing, gardening and babysitting. She was well known to be stubborn “on occasion.” Her biggest passion in life was spending time with her family, especially her grandkids. She was a member of Central Lutheran Church.

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Richard R. Myers

MIDDLETON/JANESVILLE–Richard R. Myers of Middleton and formerly of Janesville passed away peacefully at Heritage Senior Living on January 11, 2020 at 91 years of age.

He was born in Madison, N.J. on September 6, 1928 to Waldo and Ruth Myers. The youngest of five siblings, Richard attended Madison schools and Phillips Preparatory School in Andover N.J. before entering Cornell University in Ithaca N.Y. He graduated with a BA and MBA. Richard was active in glee club, played sax in a jazz and big band, and played on the last Cornell soccer team to win the national championship. There he met his wife-to-be, Ursula Sennewald. He and Ursula were married on June 12, 1951, in Elmira N.Y.

Richard served in the US Air Force as a Lieutenant during the Korean War. He was sent to Okinowa, where Ursula joined him and their first child was born.

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Norton Brown Hubbard

MIDDLETON–Norton Brown Hubbard, 97, of Middleton, died peacefully April 24, 2020, at Waunakee Manor Nursing Home, Waunakee.

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