Loretta Peters, 62
A funeral service will be held at 6 p.m. tonight at Mueller Funeral Home in Cedarburg for Loretta Peters, 62, who died on Nov. 10, 1999. Visitation will begin at 4 p.m. Rev. Jerome Petersen officiated at the ceremony, with arrangements handled by Mueller Funeral Home, Cedarburg. Burial will be at Old Settlers Rest Cemetery in Mequon.
Ms. Peters was born July 29, 1937 in Mequon, daughter of Teno and Lillian (nee Benz) Peters and was a member of Grace Lutheran Church.
Survivors include: brothers David (Rozann) Peters, Cedarburg and Gerald (Carey) Peters, Cedarburg.
Further survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Delores E. Koller, 61
Delores E. Koller (Breuer) of West Bend died Monday, Dec. 27 at her residence. She was 61 years old.
She was born to Anthony and Elizabeth (Loosen) Breuer on May 27, 1938 in the town of Addison. She married Richard N. Koller on Sept. 7, 1963 at St. John’s Church in Rubicon.
Although born in the town of Addison, she was raised in Rubicon. She attended St. John’s Catholic High School and was a graduate of the Class of 1956. After marriage, the couple lived in West Bend where she was employed at the West Bend Company for more than five years, and was later employed at USI of West Bend for more than 15 years. She was a devoted wife, mother, and grandmother. She loved to travel, hike and was an avid bridge player. She was also a member of Holy Angels Catholic Church of West Bend.
She is survived by her husband, Richard N. "Dick" Koller of West Bend; four children, Karen (John) Sauer of Sussex, Robert (Jackie) of West Bend, Kathy (Randy) Handel of Sun Prairie, and Kelly (Tony) Barth of Sun Prairie; eight grandchildren, Lauren, Michael, Connor, Lisa, Sam, Erica, Mary Kate and Hayden; six sisters, Viola (William "Richie") Klink of 29 Palms, Calif., Rose (Ray) Krebs of St. Lawrence, Georgiann (Sylvester) Kreuser of Hartford, Mildred "Mickey" (Bob) D’Acquisto of Franklin, Lucille (Don) Buchmann of Rubicon and Judith Kuehl of Iron Ridge; one sister-in-law, Janet Breuer of 29 Palms, Calif.; three brothers, Joe (Judy) Breuer of Rubicon, Norbert "Butch" (Pam) Breuer of Rubicon and Ronald (Jean) Breuer of Rubicon. She is further survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
She is preceded in death by her parents and one brother, John Breuer.
Visitation will be at the Phillip Funeral Home Chapel of West Bend on Thursday, Dec. 30 from 4 p.m. until the time of service. Funeral services will follow the visitation at the funeral home at 7:30 p.m. with Father Gerald Brittain officiating. Interment of ashes will take place at Holy Angels Cemetery of West Bend on Saturday, Jan. 1, 2000 at 10 a.m.
Rev. David F. Wilbur, 89
Rev. David F. Wilbur of Wauwatosa, formerly of West Bend, died Sunday, Dec. 26, 1999, at St. Camillus Health Care Center, Wauwatosa, at the age of 89.
He was born July 16, 1910, in Janesville, to the late Albert and Mary Josephine (Schmidley) Wilbur.
He studied at the St. Francis Seminary, Milwaukee, before being ordained June 6, 1936, by the archbishop.
Fr. David served as the associate pastor at Immaculate Conception Parish, Milwaukee, and also was on the St. Francis Seminary faculty.
He served as pastor at St. Patrick's in Beaver Dam, St. Agnes in Butler, St. Rose in Fredonia with the mission parish and Mother of Sorrows in Little Kohler.
He was the priest in residence at St. Nicholas Parish, Decada.
Fr. David was also the chaplain at Eternal Word Monastery in Birmingham, Ala., and at Eternal Word Community in Rome, Italy.
Survivors include a sister, Ruth Katting of Wauwatosa; a brother, Paul of West Allis; a sister-in-law, Mary Angela Barker of Vero Beach, Fla., and his long-time secretary and caregiver, Bernice Haase of West Bend. He is further survived by nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.
Preceding him in death were three sisters, Emily Bryant, Roberta Wilbur and Mary Jo Barker, and a sister-in-law, Dorothy Wilbur.
A concelebrated mass of Christian Burial will be held Thursday, Dec. 30, at 11 a.m. at Holy Angels Catholic Church, West Bend. His Excellency the Most Reverend Archbishop Rembert G. Weakland O.S.B. will be the principal celebrant. Burial will be in Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Janesville.
Visitation at the Schmidt Funeral Home, West Bend, will be Wednesday from 4 to 8 p.m., with an evening prayer at 7 p.m., and also Thursday at the church from 9 a.m. until the time of Mass.
Masses to be offered by priests in foreign missions are appreciated.
Anna M. Morrison, 79
Anna Margaret Morrison, nee Barker, 79, formerly of Rock Island, Ill., died Monday, Aug. 31, 1999, at Rosewood Care Center, Moline, Ill.
She was born Dec. 21, 1919, in Douds, Iowa, to the late Stanley and Bertha Dorothy Barker, and married William Cree Morrison on July 13, 1940, in Missouri. He passed away May 24, 1997.
Mrs. Morrison retired as a teacher from Washington Jr. High School, Rock Island.
She was a member of First Congregational Church, Moline, Quad City Orchid Society, Questers Club and former member of Short Hills Country Club, East Moline, and a member of the former Franciscan Hospital Auxiliary.
She was an avid orchid grower and enjoyed her family.
Survivors include daughters, Dottie (Jim) Mowen of Moline, and Chris (Dr. Jerry) Beerends of West Bend; grandchildren, Dorrie (Derek Murphy) Mowen Murphy, Jim (Jennifer) Mowen, Carrie (fiance Bill Weston) Mowen, Jennifer Mowen, Jerry Beerends Jr. and Theresa Butler, Jason Beerends, Catherine Beerends and Michael Beerends; great-grandson, Samuel Cree Murphy; a sister, Dorothy (Davis) Pollock of Douds, Iowa.
Funeral services will be held Friday, Sept. 3 at 10 a.m. at First Congregational Church, Moline with burial in Zion Lutheran Church, Douds, Iowa.
Visitation at DeRoo Funeral Home, Moline, will be Thursday from 3:30 to 7 p.m.
Memorials may be made to the Quad City Botanical Center.
Henry Herian, 80, of Lake Delton, formerly of West Bend, died Tuesday, Aug. 31, 1999, at St. Clare Hospital, Baraboo.
Henry was born Dec. 4, 1918, in Neillsville, to the late Henry and Ella (nee Meyers) Herian.
He was inducted into the U.S. Army in 1940 and saw action overseas in the Philippines and New Guinea. He attained the rank of S/Sgt. and was discharged in 1945.
In 1955 Henry married Geraldine Singkofer in Dubuque, Iowa. She passed away on May 21, 1999.
They had been living in the Wisconsin Dells area for the past eight years.
Survivors include two daughters, Shelley (Mark Miedtke) Herian of Jackson and Sheila (Richard) Sauer of West Bend; a grandson, Carl Sauer of West Bend; a brother, Robert (Janette) Herian of Milwaukee, and other relatives and friends.
Preceding him in death were two brothers, Perry and Louis, and two sisters, Gwendolyn and Zurelda.
A memorial funeral service will be held at noon on Sunday, Sept. 12, at Trinity Lutheran Church, West Bend.
The family appreciates donations to the American Heart Association
The Picha Funeral Home, Lake Delton, assisted the family.
Norman N. Mago
At the age of 87, Norman N. Mago was born to eternal life on Nov. 14, 1999. Resident of Bayside, formerly longtime resident of Whitefish Bay. Beloved husband of Virginia (nee Kinsey). Loving father of Jim Mago of Irving, Texas, Barbara (Nicholas) Hesse of Concord, CA, and Nancy (Steve) Hyland. Proud grandfather of Kelly, James, Kendall, Joey, Chris, John and Meghan. Great-grandfather of Sean and Kenny. Further survived by other relatives and friends.
Norman was a graduate of the University of Wisconsin, and a member of the Sigma Chi Fraternity. He was a member of the Noth Shore Country Club, an avid golfer and a strong supporter of the University of Wisconsin Athletic Club. He served his country as a Naval Officer during WWII. Norm’s enthusiasm will be missed by all.
Visitation was held on Wednesday, Nov. 17 at the Feerick Funeral Home. Mass of Christian burial was celebrated at Saint Monica’s Catholic Church, Whitefish Bay, it was followed by interrment at Holy Cross Cemetery. Memorials in Norman’s name may be made to St. Mary’s Hospice, 2350 N. Lake Drive, Milwaukee, WI 53211 or the American Cancer Society (Earmarked for Prostate Research), Wisconsin Council, P.O. Box 902, Pewaukee, Wi 53072.
Gloria R. Rasmussen
Gloria R. Rasmussen (nee Nienow) of West Bend died Sept. 3, 1999 at St. Joseph’s Community Hospital in West Bend at the age of 56.
She was born to Edmund and Vera (nee Adelmeyer) Nienow on March 5, 1943, in Hartford.
She was raised in Jackson, and loved craft shows, sewing and flea markets. She was an avid dart player for Wednesday Night Ladies Dart League of West Bend.
She married Gilbert W. Beilke in January of 1961.
She is survived by three children, Debbra Beilke and Terry (Wendy) Beilke of West Bend and Barbbra Beilke of Saukville, a granddaughter, Brittany Beilke of West Bend, one brother, Patrick Nienow of Marshfield, one nephew, other relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents.
Funeral services will be Tuesday at 7 p.m. at the Phillip Funeral Home of West Bend. Pastor Joseph Fischer will officiate.
Interment will be at Washington County Memorial Park on Wednesday at 10 a.m. Visitation will be at the funeral home Tuesday fro 4 p.m. until the time of service.
Cynthia Ann Martin, 53
On Dec. 3, 19999, after battling valiantly against terminal cancer, Cynthia Ann Martin (Cindy) died at Door County Memorial Hospital in Sturgeon Bay.
During her 53 years of life, Cindy was actively involved in the Wisconsin Antique Dealer’s Association for more than 18 years and acted as president for a number of years.
Cindy also taught catechism class for five years, sang in the church choir and lecterned for more than seven years, and was a long-time Girl Scout leader and den mother.
She was one of the first women in Wisconsin to participate and earn her Wood Badge in the Scouting program and she spent much of her adult learning and refining her culinary skills and sharing her passion for food with others.
She could also be found enjoying plays and productions at the Peninsula Players and American Folklore Theater or exploring one of the many lighthouses in Door County. Because of her avid love and knowledge of lighthouses, Cindy also became a member of the National Lighthouse Society.
Out of her many activities and occupations, Cindy most enjoyed working at Scandia Village as a cook. For more than five years she was able to interact with the residents she loved and provide them with creative and delicious meals. She always felt appreciated and needed in this position and it and the many residents brought her great joy and a sense of community to the very end.
Cindy will be remembered by her family and friends for her honest, forthright and caring nature, independent, generous and beautiful spirit, dry sense of humor, vast intelligence and talents in cooking, singing and gardening and her love for and pride in her family and close friends.
Cindy loved Door County and its ever-changing seasons and supportive small-town community. She will be greatly missed but remembered forever in our hearts and souls.
Left behind and grieving the loss of their wife and mother are Cindy’s husband of 32 years, Joseph B. Martin Jr. and her four children and their families, daughter Jennifer Martin and son-in-law John Kohnert, son and daughter-in-law Scott and Kristen Martin, daughter Jessica LaCrosse, grandson Dalton LaCrosse and granddaughter Miranda LaCrosse and son Patrick Martin.
Cindy is also survived by her mother and step-father Mardi and Larry Larson; four sisters, Martha (Jim) Burch, Katie (David) Fischer, Sarah Westenberger and Elizabeth (Ray) Bravo; four brothers, David (Debbie) Westenberger, John (Debbie) Westenberger, Tom (Joni) Westenberger and Larry (Nancy) Westenberger; mother and father-in-law Peggy and Joseph B. Martin Sr.; brother and sister-in-law Tom and Rose Ann Martin; and 11 nieces and nephews.
A memorial service was held for Cindy on Sat., Dec. 11 at St. Rosalia’s Church in Sister Bay. A memorial fund for Cindy has been established. All questions and inquiries regarding the memorial fund can be forwarded to Greg Casperson at Casperson Funeral Home in Sister Bay at (920) 854-4123.