Dr. Franklin N. Dukerschein, age 88, passed away on Wednesday, May 29, 2013, at Agrace HospiceCare. He was born at home in Berlin on May 4, 1925, the first son of Franklin C. and Edith E. (Block) Dukerschein. He graduated from Sheboygan Central High School. He received his doctorate in medicine degree from UW-Madison in 1949.
He married his sweetheart, Margaret Beth Strangland on Dec. 3, 1949, in Morris, Ill. After four years in general family practice, he attended the Aviation School of Medicine in San Antonio, Texas in preparation of becoming an Air Force Flight Surgeon. He served in the Korean War from 1954 until 1956 as a flight surgeon with USAF fighter squadron 325th. Dr. Dukerschein joined Dr. Lloyd Kellogg on April 4, 1951, at the Oregon Clinic. In 1989, they sold the clinic to Dean Clinic.
Scott Maves, age 63, of Oregon, passed away on Sunday, June 2, 2013, at UW Hospital of a massive brain aneurysm. He was born in Edgerton on April 1, 1950, to Rolland O. and Lucy (Learn) Maves. Scott attended Edgerton Schools, graduating in 1968. He was an outstanding athlete, earning letters in football, basketball and baseball. Scott joined the U.S. Navy in 1969, and was stationed in Great Lakes, Ill., Midway Island, and San Diego, Calif. In December 1970, he met the love of his life Kathy. They were married in Edgerton on Aug. 25, 1972. After his discharge from the U.S. Navy in 1973, Scott and Kathy moved to Whitewater where he attended UW-Whitewater for a short time. They settled in Oregon in 1974, where they raised three children, Ben, Stephanie and Elizabeth.
Charles John “CJ” Norwell, age 30, passed away unexpectedly at home on Saturday, May 18, 2013.
He was born in Madison on Feb. 24, 1983, to parents John Norwell and Nancy Meyer. He graduated from Madison Memorial High School in 2001 and completed a Bachelor’s degree from UW Milwaukee in Art and Graphic Design in 2006. CJ also took the paralegal post baccalaureate program at Madison College. CJ was very active in sports and played hockey for the Madison West Flyers and football at Madison Memorial High School.
He loved traveling and especially enjoyed family vacations to Florida, Disneyworld and Hawaii. CJ was passionate about fishing and loved to converse about fishing and the best spots for hours. He was also avid about movies and loved action movies such as Indiana Jones.
Ken Sampson passed away on Sunday, May 19, 2013, from complications associated with Alzheimer’s disease.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Raymond and Iva Sampson. He is survived by his beloved wife, Judy; as well as children, Mike (Missy), Dan (Melanie) and Jenny Schiavo (Jim). He is sorely missed by his six grandchildren, Max, Jacob, Matt, Maggie, Nicole and Saskia; sister-in-law, Sandra Moore (John); cousin, Molly; and numerous friends.
Ken grew up in Morenci, Mich., the only child of Raymond and Iva. He put himself through Hillsdale College and Michigan State University, graduating with a degree in Dairy Science. He married Judy Lockage soon after graduation, and they started their life together in Moorhead, Minn. They eventually found their way to Green Bay, where they raised their children, with a brief interlude in Utah.
Mildred M. Shedivy, age 93, passed away peacefully on Sunday, May 5, 2013, from Alzheimer’s Disease. Mildred was born on Jan. 8, 1920, near Kewaunee, to Katherine Rose (Boushek) and Joseph W. Ouradnik.
Paul J. Shedivy passed away peacefully on Nov. 3, 2012 from congestive heart failure, just three weeks after his 91st birthday and 69th wedding anniversary.
Paul was born on Oct. 12, 1921 in Two Rivers, to Carolyn (Stangel) and Adolf Shedivy. When he was 2 years old, his mother died during surgery, so Paul and brothers Archie and Melvin went to live with three separate families, while Addy and Marcy continued to live with their father. Paul’s father changed careers from policeman to tavern keeper in order to spend more time with his family, although he died when Paul was 9. Paul was raised lovingly by Aunt Anna and Uncle Rudy Prucha, whose children Butch, Helen, Gladys, and Roger became sisters and brothers to Paul in addition to his original siblings. Paul continued to have close bonds with all of his siblings and their families. Family was important to him.
Henry William Schroeder passed away peacefully April 12, 2013, in Surprise, Ariz. Henry was born Sept. 7, 1928, to Esther (Kammann) and Henry Schroeder in Cleveland.
He was raised in the Sheboygan area. He served his country proudly in the United States Navy. Henry obtained his Bachelor of Science in Agriculture and Master of Science in Ag Journalism from the University of Wisconsin, Madison.
He was a prominent community leader in Verona. He founded Schroeder Publications and was the publisher of the weekly newspapers, the Oregon Observer, Verona Press, Fitchburg Star, Evansville Leader, Monona Community Herald and McFarland Community Life.
Bruce Lythjohan passed away April 7, 2013, at the age of 95. Born Aug. 24, 1917, Bruce grew up in Oregon and married Helen Elizabeth Benson in 1945. He was a proud World War II veteran and served in the Army Air Corps as a B-17 mechanic in the European Theatre from October 1941 until September 1945. In October 2011, he participated in the Badger Honor Flight with his daughter, Patty Subera.
Bruce built a cabin on Birch Lake in Barnes, his planned legacy to his family. Five generations have enjoyed summers here. He loved fishing and playing dominoes with anyone who was willing to take on “the master”.
Donald W. Schultz, age 87, of Fitchburg, passed away Saturday, April 13, 2013, at the William S. Middleton VA Hospital in Madison. He was born Oct. 17, 1925, in Madison, the son of Calla (Drumen) and his step-father, Orin Pierce. Don married Eleanor E. Lawry Dec. 28, 1945, in Oregon.
He enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps, serving during World War II in South East Asia and received numerous commendations, including the Purple Heart.
After his service, Don came home and was co-owner of Schultz Electric. He was a member of St. John Lutheran Church, American Legion, VFW, Oregon Snow Blazers and Wisconsin Electrical Union Local No. 159.
Eugene “Gene” Alfred Meyer, age 85, of Brooklyn, passed away Tuesday, April 2, 2013, at his home, made possible by the help of Midwest Home Care and Agrace HospiceCare. He was born July 6, 1927, in Beaver Dam, the son of Joseph and Leona (Rosenmeier) Meyer. Gene married Lee Jaehnke June 23, 1951, in Beaver Dam.
He enlisted in the U.S. Navy in 1945. Gene worked as a bricklayer and he took pride in his masonry, displaying his craft on many buildings in Wisconsin. He also took pride in the home he and Lee built. In retirement, he and his friends enjoyed winemaking. Gene was a member of the Bricklayers and Allied Craft Workers Union, Holy Mother of Consolation Catholic Church, VFW and American Legion. Despite the challenges of Multiple Sclerosis, he didn’t let it limit his life. Gene was a loving husband and father, and was devoted to his wife.