Obituaries

Wed
22
Jul

Anita Jean Rowe

Anita Jean Rowe, age 85, of Oregon passed away peacefully, on Saturday, July 18, 2015, at Woodlands Senior Park, in Fond du Lac. She was born at home on Sept. 5, 1929, in Loganville, to Arthur and Estella (Neumann) Michael.  

Anita graduated from Prairie du Sac High School in 1947, and attended UW-Whitewater. She was employed as a medical secretary at the Wisconsin State Hygiene Lab prior to marrying George Rowe. Anita and George were married on Oct. 6, 1962, in Madison. Together they farmed for 40 years in Oregon and Paoli. Anita was affectionately called the “fruit cake lady” as she was internationally known for her delicious fruit cakes. She was a loving daughter, wife, mother, grandmother and aunt.

Wed
08
Jul

Audrey L. Aylesworth

Audrey L. Aylesworth, age 82, of Rhinelander and formerly of Oregon, passed away on Friday, July 3, 2015, at Milestone in Rhinelander. She was born on Nov. 3, 1932, in Dent, Minn., the daughter of Frederick and Emilie (Wilschewski) Bunkowski. 

Audrey graduated from Devils Lake High School in North Dakota and then took business courses at the junior college in North Dakota. She married Robert Aylesworth on Sept. 2, 1951, in Devils Lake, N.D. 

Mon
06
Jul

William (Bill) John Clark Sr.

William (Bill) John Clark Sr., of Albany, passed away on June 25, 2015, surrounded by family and friends. 

He was preceded in death by his wife, Irene Clark, and parents, John and Mary Clark. 

Bill was survived by his sons, William Jr. (Donna) Clark and John (Victoria) Clark; grandchildren, Sarah, Garth and Brandon; great-grandson, Adrian; and his very special adopted grandchildren, Benjamin Mead, Sarah Rose, Anna Rashbaum and William Prinkey. Bill was also survived by his nine siblings as well as many nieces and nephews.

Mon
06
Jul

Annatta E. Tollefson

Annatta E. Tollefson, age 81, of rural Belleville passed away on Saturday, June 27, 2015, at St. Mary’s Hospital in Madison. She was born on Feb. 21, 1934, on her parents Marion and Florence (Kutzke) West’s farm in the Town of Brooklyn. Annatta graduated from Brooklyn High School in 1952. On Oct. 16, 1954, she was united in marriage to Russell Tollefson at the Brooklyn Methodist Church. 

Annatta was a homemaker and farmer; she had her preferred John Deere 2440 tractor for raking hay. Annatta and Russell enjoyed dancing several nights a week after making sure the farm chores were done, and she was also an accomplished seamstress. She was a member of the Zwingli United Church of Christ in Paoli, Madison Packer Backers, Tuesday Coffee Klutch Bowling League at Swiss Lanes, Exeter Just for Fun Club and the New Glarus Home Board.  

Mon
06
Jul

Phyllis K. Hubert


Hubert

Phyllis K. Hubert, age 85, of Oregon, passed away on Wednesday, June 24, 2015, at St. Mary’s Hospital. She was born on July 6, 1929, in Tomah, the daughter of Ray and Bessie (McKane) Shutter. Phyllis married Arlan Hubert on Nov. 4, 1950, in Tomah. The couple made their home in Sheboygan and Horicon prior to coming to Oregon in 1965. 

Phyllis and Arlan owned and operated Hubert Trailer Sales, celebrating 50 years this year. She was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church. Phyllis loved to camp and travel with Arlan. They were travelers on the Concord on one of their trips. Phyllis especially enjoyed spending time with her family. 

Wed
03
Jun

Betty Jean Pigott

Betty Jean Pigott, age 70, passed away unexpectedly, on Monday, June 1, 2015, after a brief illness. 

It is with great sadness that we share the passing of a wonderful wife, mom, grandma, and friend. 

Born Dec. 27, 1944 in Madison, to Sanford “Sandy” and Elnora “Eleanor” (Janke) Wick. Betty spent her childhood on her parent’s farm off of Lake Farm Road in Oregon. She graduated from Oregon High School in 1965. After high school, Betty attended and graduated from UW Platteville with a bachelor’s degree in Education in 1967 and went on to UW Madison for her Master’s in Education. 

Wed
03
Jun

Kassia Leigh Long


Kassia Leigh Long

Kassia Leigh Long, age 25, of Oregon, went to be with her twin sister, Alexis, on Thursday, May 28, 2015. She was born on Aug. 20, 1989, the daughter of Martin and Martha (Sholts) Long. 

Kassi’s family’s life has centered around the care of Kassi and her sisters. Her family is forever grateful to the many caregivers, medical professionals and therapists for their wonderful care and support during Kassi’s lifetime. 

Kassi is survived by her parents, Martin and Martha Long; a brother, Creighton; younger sister, Mercedes; maternal grandparents, Erwin “Bud” and Joyce Sholts; and paternal grandparents, Donald and Lorraine Long and Karen (Kaltenbrun) and Don Taufer. Kassi is further survived by her aunts, uncles and cousins.  

She was preceded in death by her twin sister, Alexis Anne Long.  

Wed
27
May

Joyce A. Brayshaw

Joyce A. Brayshaw, age 62, of Apache Junction, Ariz., passed away peacefully at her home on May 7, 2015. Joyce was born in Superior, to Dale and Clara Pearson. She went to high school at North Western High School and graduated in 1971. She worked for the city of Apache Junction for the last 18 years and planned to retire this year. She was involved with the American Legion as well as the VFW. Joyce enjoyed spending her time with family and friends while truly enjoying every aspect of life to its fullest. Her selfless dedication to her family, friends and career along with her infectious personality has truly touched the lives of so many. 

Joyce is preceded in death by her father, Dale Pearson.

Wed
27
May

Sandra Jean (Kreisler) Ace

Sandra Jean (Kreisler) Ace, age 75, passed away peacefully at home on Thursday, May 21, 2015, after a courageous battle with cancer. She was born on April 3, 1940, in Dubuque, Iowa, to the late William and Edith (Hoerner) Kreisler. Her family later moved to Madison where she met and married Romaine Ace on July 28, 1956. 

Sandy loved her job and caring for her patients for over 40 years at the Four Winds Manor and Lodge. She loved having breakfast with friends, the Dallas Cowboys, reading and spending over 40 years watching her children, grandchildren and now great-grandchildren showing sheep at fairs. Her family meant the world to her. 

Wed
13
May

Patrick C. Lawry

Patrick C. Lawry, age 74, entered eternal life on Wednesday, May 6, 2015, at St. Mary’s Hospital. He was born in Milwaukee on Oct.  14, 1940, the son of Nathaniel and Margaret (Drea) Lawry. He married Eleanor Krantz on March 27, 1963.

Pat and Eleanor lived in the Oregon area since 1970. Pat belonged to Holy Mother of Consolation Church where he renewed his faith 14 years ago. Pat owned and operated the Main Tap. He ran field trial dogs and was a member of the Wisconsin/Northern Illinois Field Trial Association. He enjoyed playing pool, traveling, visiting with friends, spending time with his dogs and especially being with his family. Pat would help anyone in need as long as he was able. 

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