Obituaries

Wed
03
Dec

Lawrence E. Mandt

Lawrence E. Mandt, age 91, of Edgerton, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 26, at Huntington Memory Care, Janesville.

He was born October 16, 1923, in Madison the son of the late Lawrence O. and Laura (Williamson) Mandt.

Larry graduated from Oregon High School in the class of 1941.

He served in the Army Air Corp the 2D Aircraft Assembly Squadron serving in Bismarck, Archipelago, and New Guinea.

He was married to Shirley Gustrowsky.

Larry owned the Texaco gas station and managed Oregon Bowl in Oregon. He worked at Freedom Plastics, Coachman’s Golf Resort as a cook and then later as a grounds keeper.

Larry was a member of the Oregon VFW and the Masonic and the Shriners.

Wed
03
Dec

Margaret “Peg” Jeanette Lee

Margaret “Peg” Jeanette Lee, 93, died Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014, at Sun Valley East Assisted Living where she had resided for the last 11 years.

She was born Feb. 5, 1921, to the late William and Allison (Bruce) Mitchell, the youngest child in the family. Her parents and sisters emigrated from Scotland in 1912, settling in Beloit where her brothers and Peg were born. Her family, while glad to be living in the USA, were very proud of their Scots heritage. 

Peg graduated from Beloit High School in 1938 and did secretarial work until marrying Robert (Bob) Hugh Lee on Feb. 7, 1942. They then moved to the Lake Geneva and Elkhorn area where Bob worked on the Bing Gilbert farm during WWII and Peg was a homemaker. They returned to the Beloit area in 1945 and lived there the remainder of their lives. 

Wed
26
Nov

Royce L. Rogers

Royce L. Rogers, age 84, of Oregon, passed away on Friday, Nov. 21, 2014, at St. Mary’s Hospital. He was born on July 19, 1930, in Madison, the son of Clyde and Wilma (Ward) Rogers. 

He was united in marriage to Eileen McGaw and together they raised five boys. Royce later met and married his soul mate, Judy Kleven. 

Royce enlisted in the U.S. Navy, serving his country from 1949 to 1950. He enjoyed softball, coaching and camping. However, the greatest joy for Royce was spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren. 

Royce is survived by seven children, Randy (Jean) Rogers, Ronnie Rogers (Debbie Greene), Rick (Cheryl) Rogers, Robin “Bud” (Lisa) Rogers, Russell (Angie) Rogers, Deb (Dan) Crapp and Ken (Bette) Kleven; 16 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; and a brother, Pat (Carole) Rogers; along with numerous other relatives and friends. 

Wed
26
Nov

Peter Anthony Jeffris

Peter Anthony Jeffris passed away in a climbing accident on Longs Peak in Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado on Nov. 16, 2014, while pursuing one of the joys of his life, summiting a great 14er. 

Peter was born in Evanston, Ill. on Feb. 9, 1989 the firstborn son of Malcolm G. and Jeanne W. Jeffris, and grew up in Oregon. A 2007 graduate of Edgewood High School in Madison, Peter graduated from the Univ. of Colorado, Boulder in May 2014 with a Bachelor’s of Science in Mechanical Engineering and concentration in Computer Programming.

Peter was a consummate adventurer, athlete and builder from an early age, and followed his passions throughout his life.

Wed
19
Nov

John B. Davis, M.D.

John B. Davis, M.D., age 92, son of Reverend D.W. and Mrs. Davis, passed away on Friday, Nov. 7.

John graduated from Livingston High School in 1940.  In 1941, he enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps and participated in the battles of Guadalcanal, Bougainville and Guam.  After Guam, he was commissioned an officer.

In 1951, John married Carol Parks of Waubeka. She passed away in 2000.

John attended UW Medical School in Madison and served briefly in Family Practice in Markesan.

He became a diplomat in the College of Radiology in 1963 and practiced radiology at Dean Clinic for 18 years, retiring in 1985.

Wed
19
Nov

Anthony Glodowski

Anthony (Tony) Glodowski, age 82, passed away on Wednesday, Nov. 5, at Middleton Village Nursing Home.  He was born on July 5, 1932, at home in the town of Alban, the son of Phillip and Emily (Kosobucki) Glodowski.

Tony was a veteran of the United States Air Force, proudly serving his country from April 1952 through April 1956.

He worked for Dorn Hardware for many years.

Tony enjoyed playing bingo with his longtime companion Betty Radtke.

He is survived by three sisters, Mary Ann (John) Bigelow, Judy (Roger) Kruzicki, and  Kathleen (Vernon) Kuklinski, as well as two brothers, Clarence and David Glodowski, and his loving companion Betty Radtke.

Tony was preceded in death by his parents.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at Holy Mother of Consolation Catholic Church, 651 N. Main St., Oregon, at 11 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 21, with Father Gary Wankerl presiding.

Wed
12
Nov

Henry Wegwitz

Henry “Hank” Wegwitz, died on Thursday, Nov. 6, in Stoughton. He was born in 1938 in Canada.

Hank was a lifelong businessman in Oregon, most recently with Oregon Kar body shop.

He was a member of Zor Shrine Masonic Lodge in Oregon and Zor Wrangler unit.

During his lifetime, he had many achievements:  pilot (airplane and helicopter), welder, auto body technician, musician, sawmill operator and neon artist.

A Masonic Service was held at Gunderson Oregon Funeral Home on Monday, Nov. 10.  A private burial was be held at Rutland Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Shriners Children’s Hospital.

Wed
22
Oct

Carl V. Anderson

Carl V. Andersen, age 86, passed away on Wednesday, Oct. 15, surrounded by his family. He was born on June 2, 1928, in Rutland, the son of Victor and Alta Andersen. 

He married Betty Stone on June 7, 1952 in Oregon.

Carl farmed in the Town of Rutland until 1956. After farming, the family moved to Stoughton where he worked for the streets department for five years and then for the Dane County Highway Department until his retirement.

He was an avid Badger, Packer, and Brewer fan. He also enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren at their events.

Wed
15
Oct

Helen Ann Stueber

Beloved Helen Ann Stueber, age 91, of Oregon, passed away on Wednesday, Oct. 8.

She was preceeded in death by her loving husband of 57 years Ernie.

She was the dear mother of Bob (Barb) and Kris Radcliffe, cherished grandmother of Bridgit (Matt Egner) Wissinger and Katie Radcliffe, great-grandmother of Maddie and Cole Wissinger and sister of Susan (Dennis Gierach) Syvock. She is also survived by other relatives and friends.

Private services will be held for the family.

Wed
15
Oct

William C. “Bill” Fiedler

William C. “Bill” Fiedler joined his long-time dancing partner, his bride, Charlene Krueger, on Tuesday, Oct. 7, while surrounded by his family and close friends. Bill was born on Jan. 12, 1930.

He was a long time farmer in the Albany and Stoughton areas and spent his last 20 working years at Famous Footwear.

Bill is survived by his five children, Connie (Russ) Phillips, Lynn Hubert, Kristy (John) Dobel, Jim (Laura) Fiedler and Mary (Bruce) Meister; 17 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren, with two more to come early next year; sister, Dolores Mauerman; and many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Charlene (Krueger); parents, Clarence and Marcella Fiedler; son-in-law, Steve Hubert; and great-grandson, Phillip.

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