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Wisconsin State Journal, Tuesday. August 9. 1 988 CITYSTATE 3B Panel says literacy quest needs a kick By Roger A. Grlbble Waconem Stata Journal In Iraq, according to state School Superintendent Herbert Grover, the government motivated women to enroll in literacy programs by shutting off electricity to homes of those who refused to enroll Maybe Wisconsin shouldn't go that far in its battle to end total and functional illiteracy by the year 2000, members of the Literacy 2000 Task Force agreed on Monday. A better system of enticing people into literacy programs needs to be found than now exists, the group agreed, but it left to a subcommittee the job of providing specifics in a final document to be reviewed on Sept. 11 Rep. Dwight York, R-Lomira, suggested that inmates in state prisons be required to rai their level of literacy before becoming eligible for release. A system of rewards could be developed for people on public assistance who raise their level of literacy, he added. The 29-member task force was named by State Vocational School Director Robert Sorensen to recommend ways of eliminating illiteracy by the year 2000. The task force has estimated 50,000 people in Wisconsin are totally illiterate, 442,000 are functionally illiterate and another 412,000 are "newly illiterate." People who are functionally illiterate are unable to read directions, fill out a job application, balance a checkbook or read a newspaper, among other things. . York and Grover bristled at lumping the 412,000 newly illiterates with the other groups. Jim Mayhew, a State Vocational School Board consultant assisting the group, said people in the newly illiterate category generally have at least an eighth grade education but not a high school diploma. If people in that category are considered illiterate, Grover said, "We're saying one in four adults in Wisconsin is illiterate." The governor of North Dakota has an eighth grade education Death notices Bakken, Robert M. MOUNT HOREB Robert M. Bakken, oge 84. of Mount Horeb, died on Monday, August 8, 1988 at his home after a lingering Illness. He was born on February 18, 190Z In Klevenvllle, Wisconsin. He was the son of Halvor and Rosena (Anderson) Bakken. On November 1, 1933, he was married to Sophia Seekamp of Norwalk, Wisconsin, in Freeport, Illinois. They lived in Klevenvllle for 34 years, and for the post three years, resided In Mount Horeb. Robert was a mechanic at Kayser Motors in Madison for 38 years, retiring in 1971. He was a lifetime member of the Springdale Lutheran Church, and served several years as a member of The Springdale Cemetery Board. He was a member of the Mount Horeb Senior Citizens. He Is survived by his wife Sophia of Mount Horeb; two sons, Darreli (Virginia) of Madison and Gary of Lincoln, Nebraska; two granddaughters. Linda Bakken of Woodruff, Wisconsin, and Kim Bakken, of Madison; a great-grandson, Ryan Bakken, also of Madison; four brothers, Marvin (Eunice) and Irvln both of Mount Horeb, Forrest of Middleton, and Hector (Sally) of Madison; three sisters, Marie (Julian) Johnson and Evelyn Basthemer, both of Mount Horeb, and Eleanor Moore of Madison; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded In death by his parents; and three brothers, Clifford, Delphln and Wesley. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, August 11, 1988, at THE SPRINGDALE LUTHERAN CHURCH with the Reverend Gary Burkum officiating. Friends may call from 5:00 until 9:00 p.m. on Wednesday, August 10, 1988 at THE ELLESTAD FUNERAL HOME, In Mount Horeb. Interment will be In the church cemetery. Bradley, Lloyd 0. RIO Lloyd O. Bradley, age 76, of 311 E. Rio St., Rio, died at his home on Sunday, August 7. He was born on July 25, 1912, In the Township of Hampden, to William C. and Pearl (Holte) Brodlev. He was owner and operator of Bradley Body Shop In Rio for over 30 years. He was a retired Rio Fireman and had served on the Rio Viiiage Board. He was also a member of the Redeemer Lutheran Church In Rio. He wos morrled to the former Hazel Selie; she preceded him In death on December 11, 1987. He wos further preceded In death by his parents; a brother, wiilard; and a sister, Carol. He Is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Spencer (Noncv) Wescottof Rio, and Mrs. Dennis (Susan) Stllson of Pardeeville; three brothers, J.O. (Joyce) Bradley of Madison, Cornie (Elaine) Bradley of Monona, Frank (Kate) Bradley of De Forest; a sister, Mrs. Ervln (Virginia) Wendt of Arlington; a sister-in-law, Mrs. Lorraine Bradley of Sun Prairie; seven grandchildren; and two greatgrandchildren. Funerol services will be held on Wednesday, August 10, at 11:00 a.m. at REDEEMER LUTHERAN CHURCH In Rio with Reverend Rusty Wills officiating. Burial will follow at the Ohio Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home on Tuesday, from 5:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. Vangen Funeral Home Rio, Wisconsin Cteary, Clifford J. BRIGGSVILLE Clifford J. Cleory, oge 82, of Briggsville, died on Sunday, August 7, 1988, at Divine Savior Hospital In Portage. Mr. Cleory wos born in Briggsville on June 3, 1906, the son of Timothy and Helen (McMahon) Cleory. He was a farmer on his own form all of his life. He was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church In Briggsville, where he wos a past trustee, a member of Our Ladv of the Dells Knights of Columbus Council 4392, and past board of directors of the Adams-Marquette RE A. Survivors include his sons, Tim and Pat Cleory, both of Briggsville; his sister, Agnes McKenno of Portage; and other relatives ond friends. Mr. Cleory was preceded in death by his wife, Mary, in 1987; by his brother. Harold; and a sister, Helen Hilliard. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, August 10. 1988, at 10:30 o.m. at ST. MARY'S CATHOLIC CHURCH in Briggsville, with Reverend James Murphy officiating. Interment to follow in St. Mory's Cemetery, Briggsville. Visitation will be held at the PFLANZ FUNERAL but is intelligent, can think issues through and handles budgets well, Grover said. York said, "I have an uncle who's now a foreman and he'd have a problem being identified as newly illiterate." Rep. Calvin Potter, D-Kohler, said the task force should emphasize that the totally illiterate and functionally illiterate are in most need of help. The group's report could then note that for the newly illiterate a mimi-mum future expectation for a job will be a high school diploma, he added. The group recommended that the governor appoint a state adult literacy coordinating council and the council's chairman. Its duties would include assessing the statewide status of adult illiteracy, being an advocate for adults needing literacy services, providing a forum to discuss literacy issues, and improving the effectiveness of existing literacy programs. In a compromise the group also called for the creation of county-based local adult literacy coordinating councils to be appointed by district vocational school directors. Some task force members wanted the local councils to coincide with vocational school districts, while others pushed for having them run through county governments. Grover, who pushed for county government to be the driving force behind local councils, said almost everyone dislikes government "Some school boards aren't liked and some vocational school boards are in deep yogurt Just look at the Madison and Fennimore and Nicolet boards," he added, a reference to problems each has faced in district leadership. Potter, who suggested vocational school directors appoint local council members, said a director could choose an existing literacy council to continue the battle against illiteracy provided its efforts cover an of a county. "I don't see a county board chairman knowing enough or giving a damn about it to do this," he said. HOME In Portage, from 5:00 until 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday evening, where a rosory service will be held ot 8:00 p.m. Ewlberg, Mrs. Jene, S. PORTAGE Mrs. JeneS. Ewlberg, age 75, of Portage, died on Sunday, August 7, 1988. at The Divine Saviour Hospital, in Portage. She was the daughter of Perry and Mabel Little Stroud, of Portland, Oregon. She was born on January 5, 1913. She was a member of The Saint John's Episcopal Church in Portage, and a member of the Junior Golden Gossip Club. Mrs. Ewlberg Is survived by her children, a son William S. (Janet) Ewlberg, of Montgomery, Ohio; a daughter Perry (Dennis) Herschleb, of Marshall, Wisconsin; a sister, Alice (Art) Roemer, of Appleton, Wisconsin; four grandsons, Chris and Ace Herschleb, of Marshall, Wisconsin and Matthew and Curtis Ewlberg, of Montgomery, Ohio; nieces; nephews; ond many other near relatives; and many close friends. She was preceded in death by her husband Francis ("Casey") Ewlberg, on December 28, 1974. Funeral services will be held from THE SAINT JOHN'S EPISCOPAL CHURCH in Portage, on Wednesday, August 10, 1988, at 10:30 o.m. The Reverend Robert Coval will officiate. Burial will follow at THE SILVER LAKE CEMETERY, in Portage. Visitation will be held from THE PFLANZ FUNERAL HOME, In Portage on Tuesday, August 9, 1988, from 5:00 until 7:00 p.m. Gasiorowski, Thomas S. BARABOO Thomas S. Gasiorowski, age 87, of Baraboo, died on Saturday, August 6, 1988, at St. Clare Hospital. Funeral services will be held at the HANSON FUNERAL HOME, on Wednesday, August 10, 1988, at 1 :00 p.m. with Mr. Gordon Cline officiating. Interment will take place in the Walnut Hilt Cemetery. Howe, Philip D. MADISON Philip D. Howe, age 41, of 2015 Sherman Ave., died on Thursday. August 4. 1988, from an occidental drowning in Madison, Wisconsin. He was born on January 30, 1947, in Beloit, Wisconsin, the son of Philip and Elaine (Berntien) Howe. He graduated from Beloit Memorial High School In 1965. He served for four years In the United States Marine Corp, ond was stationed in Vietnam for 17 months. Mr. Howe received the Purple Heart for wounds received on September 2, 1967. He was a member of the D.A.V. and the V.F.W. Post 2306, Beloit. He was a former member of St. Jude Catholic Church, and he was employed by the Department of Veteran Affairs. Survivors include a son, Jeff Gocht of Middleton, Wisconsin; his parents. Mr. and Mrs. Philip Howe of Beloit; two sisters, Mrs. Guv (Linda) McOtis of Beloit, and Mrs. Robert (Jean) Hoase of Povnette, Wisconsin; a brother, Jerry Howe of Beloit; ond nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held at 9:30 a.m. on Wednesday, August. 10, 1988. at the DALEY, MURPHY, WISCH 8. ASSOCIATES FUNERAL HOME, with the Reverend Father Richard Lenarz officiating. Burial will be in the East Lawn Cemetery. Vistation will be held on Tuesday, August 9, from 7:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. in the Daley, Murphy, Wisch & Associates Funeral Home in Beloit. Laymon, Michael V. MADISONST. PETERSBURG, FLORIDA Michoel V. Lovmon, oge 19, of Modison, formerly of St. Petersburg, Florida, died on Saturday, August 6. 1988, ot his home. Funeral arrangements ore pending ot me GUNDERSON FUNERAL HOME. 5203 Monona Drive. Lee, Nino V. RICHLAND CENTER Nino V. Lee, oge 86, died on Friday, August 5, 1988. at Mercy Medical Center in Des Moines, Iowa. She had been cored for in the home of o daughter in Des Moines since June of 1986 following an incapacitating stroke in March of 1986. Nino wos born on September 21, 1901, In Selma. Alabama, to Willem ond Myrtle (MocPherson) Jensen. She married Ellis A. Lee on January 20, 1921, in Mobile, Alabama. They lived in Muscoda, Wisconsin, until 1931 when thev moved to Richland Center. Ellis preceded her In death on October 22. 1985. Mrs. Lee was a homemoker, a well-known soloist, ond artist. She wos a member of the Town and Country Truck rolls over on 1-90 A semi-trailer truck rolled over about 2:30 p.m. Monday after it left the eastbound lanes of Interstate 90 about one mile north of the Belt- line. The driver, Richard D. Hoff, of Edgerton, was released from St. Sun Prairie By Marian Peterson Stata Journal correspondent Of 346 Sun Prairie High School students who began their senior year in August 1987, 49 did not receive diplomas in May, according to a study of the 1988 senior class issued to the Sun Prairie School Board Monday night The 49 students amount to a 14 percent non-completion rate. The report, prepared by high school staff, revealed that as of August 1987, 32 students were credit-deficient needing more than seven credits to graduate. They did not earn diplomas. Of those 32 students, 15 completed the school year, 14 dropped out and Presbyterian Church of Richlond Center, the Belles Lettres Club, the Order of Eastern Star, and the American Legion Auxiliary. She is survived by three daughters. Myrtle Gallagher of Elm wood Park, Illinois, Doris Konkol of Des Moines, Iowa, and Nina Soltwedel of Boulder, Colorado; 12 grandchildren; 13 great-grondchildren; and a great-great-grondchild. A son. Lieutenant Charles M. Lee preceded him In death when he was killed in action during a mission over France on August 8, 1944. Funerol services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, August 10, 1988. ot the TOWN AND COUNTRY PRESBYTERIAN CHRUCH. Reverend John D. Gibbs will officiate, with burial in the Richland Center Cemetery. Friends mov call ot the PRATT CHAPEL on Tuesday evening from 6:00 until 9:00 p.m. The family has requested that memorials may be made to the Town ond Country Presbyterian Church Organ Fund or to the charity of the donor's choice. McKernan, Mathias Martin MINERAL POINT Mathias Martin McKernan, oge 76, formerly of Calamine, died on Sunday, August 7, 1988, at Greenway Manor In Spring Green. He was born on June 5, 1912, the son of Patrick ond Gertrude (Schmit) McKernan. He married the former Frances Weier on May 1, 1939. He worked as a steamfitter until he retired. Survivors include his wife; three sons, David, Dennis, and Richard; five daughters, Marleto, Martene, Veronica, Sharon, and Theresa; two brothers, Donald ond Bernard; and five sisters, Mary Fitzsimmons, Annabel le Weier, Florence Weier, Clem Sole, and Marion Richards. He was preceded In death by a son, Timothy; a daughter, Linda; two brothers. Steve and John; and two sisters, Agnes and Miranda. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 o.m. on Wednesday, August 10, 1988, from ST. MARY'S CATHOLIC CHURCH in Mineral Point. Burial will be in St. Mary's Cemetery. Friends may coll from 7:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. on Tuesday, August 9, and from 10:00 a.m. until 10:45 o.m. on Wednesday, at the GORGEN FUNERAL HOME In Mineral Point. A scripture service will be held at 8:00 P.m. on Tuesday evening. Mink, Robert L. CLYMAN Robert L. Mink, oge 61, of 705 Klott Street in Clyman, passed away on Sunday at University Hospital In Madison following a brief illness. He was born on September 30. 1926. in Modison. His parents were Bert Mink and Groce Smith. On April 17, 1949. he married Betty Heinzelman ot Zion Lutheran Church in Clyman. He wos postmaster at Clyman for over 30 years. He was a member of the National Association of Postmasters. He was Dodge County Director. District Director, and Vice President of Third Class Offices. He was a veteran of World War 1 1 and a member of the Rich wood VFW. He was o member of Zion Lutheran Church In Clyman, ond hod served on various church boards. He is survived by his wife; a daughter, Mrs. David (Jacqueline) Peterson of Beloit; two sonv Craig (Julia) of Milwaukee ond Scott at home; two grandchildren; a sister, Mary Kiiowski of Milwaukee; ond nieces, nephews, and other relatives. He was preceded in death by his parents. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday at 7:00 p.m. at ZION LUTHERAN CHURCH In Clyman, with The Reverend John A. Siedschlog officiating. Burial will be in Zion Lutheron Cemetery with military graveside rites. Visitation will be on Wednesday from 4:00 until 7:00 p.m at the church. Memorials may be given to Zion Lutheron Church In Clyman. The HAFEMEISTER FUNERAL HOME of Watertown is serving the family. You'll Find It Here Ties for your spring wardrobe as only Countess Mara can do them. Traditional stripes and elegant foulards. From $30. TrodTioool Oorhiers HERITAGE SQUARE - MADISON VMTNTY WAY AT OOANA ROAD ... , V7' A U"(V' ' SY - 7v-.- '"" - " V . .:: v - .,2,,. w -. X . -. ... v 3 High School three transferred to a work education program. Twenty-one went into special programming and 11 into regular programming. Of these 32, 11 plan to return for a fifth year, three will complete their diplomas through alternate plans, seven will earn general equivalency diplomas and 11 are uncertain of their plans. It was also reported that 17 students were not credit-deficient and needed less than seven credits to graduate but did not earn diplomas. Of these, eight completed the year, three dropped out four had attendance problems and two had medical problems. Mohr, Elsie C. (Dolly) MADISON Elsie C. (Dolly) Mohr, oge 96, formerly of 3117 Oxford Rd., Shorewood, died on Monday, August 8. 1988. She was born on February 9, 1892 in Middleton Junction. She was married to Llovd H. Mohr In 1915. She wos o graduate of Central High School In 1909, and the University of Wisconsin In 1913, maiorlng In Home Economics. Elsie belonged to Alpha Zee Delta Sorority. She was a member of Heritage Congregational Church. She Is survived by a daughter, Jean Crowley, of Madison; a granddaughter, C. Lynn (James) Favour, of Madison; a nephew, Lee Mohr, of Idaho; ond many friends. She was preceded in death by her husband, Lloyd, in 1972; and two sisters, Elmo ond Lulu Runge. Funeral services will be held at the CRESS FUNERAL HOME, 3610 Speedway Rd, ot 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday. August 10, 1988, with Reverend Richard Prltchard ond Reverend Robert Jones officiating. Burial will be In Forest Hill Cemetery. There will be no visitation. The family suggests that memorials be mode to Heritage Congreoatlonol Church. Ressmeyer, Delvo L. LANCASTER Delva L. Ressmeyer, age 89, of Lancaster, died on Sunday, August 7, 1988, at the Lancaster Living Center. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, at the METCALFE-KUENSTER FUNERAL HOME, Lancaster, with burial in the Hillside Cemetery. Friends may call on Tuesday, from 4:00 until 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home In Lancaster. Ristow, Victor August MADISON Victor August Ristow, born on September 3, 1904, passed away on Sunday, July 31, 1988. He wos the son of Herman ond Martha Ristow. both of whom preceded him In death. He requested in writing that he wonted to be cremated with no funerol or memorial services. He Is survived by two sons. Louis Ristow and Robert Ristow, both of Canton, Ohio; five grandsons; a granddaughter; three sisters, Mrs. Leon Matthews, Mrs. Henry Miller, ond Lucille M. Sowatzke of Madison; ond a brother, Herman of Wisconsin Ropids. Vacha, Dorothy J. MONTFORT Mrs. Dorothy J. Vocha, oge 81, of Montfort, died Sunday evening, August 7, 1988, at her home. Survivors Include: her husband, John of Lancaster; a daughter, Mrs. John (Darlene) McDonouah of Arlington Heights, Illinois; two sons, Donald Vacha of Rockford, Illinois and Francis Vacha of Madison; fourteen grandchildren; eighteen greot-granchildren; and two sisters, Mrs. Almon (Mavme) Gilman of South Beloit, Illinois and Mrs. Leone Huber of Beloit. She was preceded in death by her daughter, Kathleen Bakken, on July 27, 1986. and by a sister. Services will be held ot 11:00 A.M. on Tuesday, August 9, 1988, at ST. THOMAS CATHOLIC CHURCH, Montfort. Father Kent Schmltt will officiate. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Friends may coll offer 9:30 A.M. on Tuesday, August 9. at the SOMAN FUNERAL HOME, Montfort. Young, Marvin W. ELROY Marvin W. Young, oge 79, died on Sunday, August 7, 1988, at Herifoge Manor in Elrov. He was born on February 13, 1909, in Suldal Valley, Juneau County. Wisconsin. He wos married on October 2. 1936, to Theta Winched, in Hillsboro. He lived in Elrov most of his life, where he wos a building contractor ond form equipment salesman for Cloy Equipment Company. He wos o post member of the Rotary Club, the Elroy City Council, and the Groce Lutheron Church Board. Survivors include his wife, Theta of FLAT ROOF PROBLEMS? Call Madison 's flat roof experts! RUBBER ROOFING SYSTEMS Outside Madison fA4 4 4 0 4 ADEPT 1-800-23&-FLAT M I " I IOI U contractors sc ASK ABOUT OUR 10 YEAR LABOR A MATERIAL WARRANTY Mary's Hospital after being treated for minor injuries. Information re- garding seat belts was unavailable. A State Patrol spokeswoman said the rig would be hauled away today. non - diploma Four of the 17 will return for a fifth year. Eight will complete their diplomas through alternate plans, two will go into the military and three are uncertain of plans. "I hope that with the implementation of the students at-risk program these numbers will drop," said board member Tom Devine. The board will also request a four-year dropout rate report from the Department of Public Instruction and will urge staff follow-up on non-completion students. In other business, the board discussed whether to lower school district taxes by using part of the $831,845 fund remaining from district Today's death notice index Bakken, Robert M. Mount Horeb Bradley, Lloyd O. Rio Geary, Clifford J. Briggsville Ewlberg, Mrs. Jene S. Portage Gasiorowski, Thomas S. Baraboo Howe, Philip D. Madison Laymon, Michael V. MadlsonSL Petersburg, Fla. Lee, Nina V. Richland Center McKernan, Mathias Martin Mineral Point Mink, Robert L. Clyman Mohr, Elsie C. 'Dolly Madison Ressmeyer, Delva L. Lancaster Ristow, Victor August Madison Vacha, Dorothy J. Montfort Young, Marvin W. Elroy Death notices 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. weekdays 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Saturday, open Sunday 10 a.m. to 4: 30 p.m. Elroy; two sons. Larry (Karen) of Salem, Wisconsin, and Donnie (Trici) of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; two daughters, Joan (Mrs Berg) Ye Ian I Ion of South Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and Julie Ann "Peachy" (Mrs. John) Miller of Elroy; 16 grandchildren; five brothers, Dan of Kendall, Mike and Sandy, both of Hillsboro. Art of Norwalk, and Charles of Elroy; ond two sisters, Violet Riley of Aloska, ond Florence Brock man of Elrov. He was preceded In death by one son, Bruce; o sister, Eleanor Rlpole; and a grandson, Steven. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, August 10, ot the GRACE LUTHERAN CHURCH, at 11:00 a.m. Reverend Glenn Borreson will officiate. Burial will be in the Elroy City Cemetery. Friends may call ot the ZENNER-PICHA FUNERAL HOME, Elroy, on Tuesday, August 9, from 4:00 until 9:00 p.m., and at the church on Wednesday from 9:00 until 11:00 a.m. Back-to-School Shoes Thousands to choose from STYLES GALORE! All Name Brands! Nike e Converse Reebok Keds Avia e Kangaroo Pony & more! Mon.. Tues . Thurs 8:30-8 Wed 8 304 Fri 8:30-9 Sat. 8:30-5 Closed Sunday Stat Journal photoSCOTT SEID rate is 14 assets over liabilities. Residents present at the annual meeting in July turned down two attempts to use the money for tax relief, but Audrey Pendergast finance committee chairwoman, said people do not have all their questions answered on the issue. Residents are urged to attend the school board meetings in the administration building Aug. 22, and at the Sun Prairie Town Hall Sept. 12. The board will consider installing security lights in athletic fields behind the high school and posting warning signs to curb vandalism reported by school maintenance. 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