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Wisconsin State Journal Mara Rosen, (608) 252-6320 4E Wisconsin State Journal, Sunday, October 11. 1998: Bray, Jean E., 78 Endicott, William C, 81 Erickson, Mardell K., 74 Ewers, Theron. 83 Higbee. Uoyd A., 85 Krauss, Lillian I., 68 McElroy, Grace F., 88 Reierson, Walter Duane, 65 Smith, Iris K..93 Stabler, Charles R., 35 Tripalin, Joseph, 84 Walker, Le Roy "Bud," 80 Watrous, Paul J., 77 Welsh, Martha, 82 Zander, Loretta l 101 4- I Bray, lean E. MADISON DODGEVILLE - Jean E. Brav, ace 78, of Madison, formerly of Dodgeville, died on Saturday, October 10, 1998 at SL Mary's Hospital Medical Center in Madison, following a long illness. The former Jean Svmons was born on August 16, 1920 in Dodgeville to Wilfiam and Beth (Farwell) Symons. She married Keith Bray oh April 10, 1943. In her younger years, she worked for the Department of Agriculture and as a teller at Strongs Bank. Jean moved to Madison in 1994. She was a dedicated longtime member of Plymouth Congregational Church fJCC in Dodgeville where she served on the Church Board and many committees. Jean enjoyed music, "dancing and bowling 'and had a rather extensive doll collection. She was preceded in death by her father, William Sy-mqn$ on June 16, 1941; her mother, Beth - Symons-Woerpel on August lOy.Wge; and a brother, Ralph Symons on May 9, 1948. Jean is survived by a brother. Homer (Thelma) Syjnons of Dodgeville; two sisters, Grace (Mansfield) McConnell of Dodgeville and Carole Terrill of Dallas, Texas; a special friend, Carl Punswick of Madison; as well as nieces, nephews and friends. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 ajnTuesday, October 13, 1998 at PLYMOUTH CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH UCC in Dodgeville. Pastor Carol Creitz and Pastor Bill Gasser will' co-officiate with burial in East Sldd 1 Cemetery. Friends may call frbni'' 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Monday, October 12, 1998 at the LULLOFF-PETERSON-HOUCK FUNERAL HOME and at the church on Tuesday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of services. ' " ' Endicott. William C. bL " OREGONBROOKLYN William C. Endicott, age 81 of i -" Oregon, formerly of Brooklyn, died on Thursday October 8, 1998 at a local hospital. He was born on May 26, 1917 in Montgomery County, Indiana, to Charles and Osa Endicott. William served in the United States Navy during World War II. He married Rose Marie Rasmussen on October 16, 1945 in Brooklyn. He retired from the Wisconsin Department of Transportation in 1982 and was a member of Brooklyn Lutheran Church, the American Legion Post 0160 in Brooklyn, and the Silver Threads. Survivors include his wife, Rose "Deb" of Oregon; two daughters, Cheryl Endicott of Oregon and Sheila Endicott of Middleton; a sister, Alice Ward of Lafayette, Indiana; and nieces and nephews. William was preceded in death by two, sons, Robert and Ben; his parents,;, a sister, Helen; and his mother-in-law Rose Rasmussen. Funeral services will be held at BROOKLYN LUTHERAN CHURCH 101 2nd Street, Brooklyn at 1:00 p:nif on Monday, October 12, 1998 with the Rev. Richard Thickpenny presiding. Burial will be in Jug Prairie Cemetery in Brooklyn. Friends may call from 4:00 p.m. until' 7:00 p.m. on Sunday, October 11Y-1998 at the BOOTH GUNDERSON FUNERAL HOME, 431 Soden Drive, Oregon. Erickson, Mardell K. VERONA - Mardell K. Erickson, age 74, died on Friday, October 9, 1998 at University Hospital. She was born -in Washington Township in Grteen County on July 25, 1924, the daughter of Robert and Katherine (Aebty) Blum. Survivors include four, .-children, Kathy Erickson of Verona, David (Jenny) Erickson of Verpna, Jeffrey (Karen) Erickson of Vetofia and Joseph (Heather) Erickson of Madison; four grandsons, Jason Erickson, Nathan and Chris Andiiee and Brad Erickson; a granddaughter, Krista Erickson; two brothers. Willis Blum and Arthur JSelty) Blum, all of Monroe; two 3eis, Kathleen Statz of Waterloo ,aix Carol (Bud) Lanz of Hender-'sobville, North Carolina; and many 'j$etas and nephews. She was pre-oafl in death by her parents; and inert kusband, Gay. Memorial service will be held at SAINT JAMES LUTHERAN CHURCH. 427 South Maid Street. Verona at 11:00 a.m. 'on Tuesday, October 13, 1998. The Reverend Frank H. Maxwell officiating Following a fellowship luncteon, burial will be in Verona Cemitery. She touched so many 'fivast as a loving wife, caring mother, grandmother and friend. :Har oving and caring spirit will be remembered by. many, ii '. Joyce Funeral Home Verona i Ewers, Theron RICHLAND CENTER- Theron Ewers, age 83, died peacefully on Trnirsday. October 8, 1998, at Mer- sf ' Madison-Dodgeville Oregon-Brooklyn Verona Richland Center Madison ..Brooklyn Oregon Geneva, III. Madison Stoughton Madison-Sandy, Utah Eastman Whitewater-Stoughton Fennimore Cross Plains-Waunakee iter Park Hospital in Madison. He was born June 2, 1915, in Richland County to Blaine and Beulah (Draper) Ewers. He married the former Artys Weeden on May 1, 1946. They farmed together for many years; he also worked at Quaker Oats in Rockford, Illinois from 1966 until retiring in 1977, after which he returned to farming. He was a member of the Richland Center Seventh-Day Adventist Church for over 40 years. In addition to his wife, he is survived by six sons, Orville of Illinois, Blaine (Claudia) of Minnesota, Sam (June), Branson, and Duane (Joan), all of Richland Center, and Wayne (Tola) of Monona; 12 grandchildren, Bronwyn, Mike, Chester, Cindv, Jenny, Heidi, Daniel, David, Jeff, Jill, Jim and Sarah; and many cousins, nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers and two sisters. Funeral services will be at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, October 12, 1998 at the PRATT MEMORIAL CHAPEL in Richland Center. Friends may call from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Sunday, October 11, 1998 at the Chapel. The family wishes to thank the dialysis unit at Meriter Capitol for their compassionate care of Dad over the past few years. We know they will miss his ready smile and happy heart, too. Higbee, Lloyd A. MADISON - Lloyd A. Higbee, age 85, of Madison, died on Friday, October 9, 1998 at St. Mary's Hospital. He was born on May 31, 1913 in Delton, Wisconsin, the son of Claude and Winnifred (Dunham) Higbee. Lloyd worked at the Gisholt Machine Company from 1941 until it closed. He then co-founded the City View Machine Corporation. He married the former Arlene Johnson on September 14, 1940 in Blanchardville. He was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church and the Doric Masonic Temple. Lloyd is survived by his wife, Arlene; daughter, Anne Moore of Madison; four grandchildren, Dana (Bob) Bohm, Scott Moore, Brad Moore and Brent Moore, all of Madison; two great grandchildren, Kylie Bohm and Cecilv Moore; three brothers, Russell, Orval and Gordon Higbee; and a sister, Doris Punzel. He was preceded in death by his daughter, Audrey Gayle in 1956; two sisters, June Wondrow and Lila Marsden; and a brother and sister in infancy. Funeral services will be held at the GUNDERSON FUNERAL HOME at 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday, October 13, 1998. Reverend Kurt M. Billings will be officiating. Burial to follow at Roselawn Memorial Park. Friends may call from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Monday, October 12. 1998 at the GUNDERSON FUNERAL HOME, 5203 Monona Drive. Krauss, Lillian I. BROOKLYN- Lillian I. Krauss, age 68 died on Wednesday, October 7, 1998 at a local nursing home. She was born on November 11, 1929 in Clark County to Albert and May Krauss. She had worked in the laundry department at St. Mary's Hospital and was a member of Monona Oaks Community Church where she was a deaconess. Survivors include five brothers and sisters, Richard and Robert Krauss, of Madison, Florence Krauss, of Brooklyn, Dorothy Gage, of Marathon, New York, Albert Krauss, of Brooklyn; a sister-in-law Dolores Krauss-Turk, of McFarland; nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends. Lillian was preceded in death by her parents and three brothers, Harry, Melvin, and Forrest. Funeral services will be held at MONONA OAKS COMMUNITY CHURCH, 6200 Monona Drive at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, October 16, 1998 with Rev. William Bartz presiding. Burial will be in Roselawn Memorial Park. Friends may call from 12:00 p.m. until 2:00 p.m.' on Friday, October 16, at the church. GUNDERSON FUNERAL HOME 5203 Monona Dr. 221-5420 McElroy, Grace F. OREGON- Grace F. McElroy, age 88, died on Friday. October 9, 1993. Funeral arrangements are pending at the BOOTH -GUNDERSON FUNERAL HOME, 431 Soden Drive. A full obituary will appear in both papers on Monday. Reierson, Walter Duane GENEVA, ILLINOIS- Walter Duane Reierson, age 65, of St. Charles, Illinois, passed away on Thursday, September 17, 1998 at the home of Beth and Paul Reier- son in Geneva, Illinois. He was born on June 19, 1933 in the Township of Ostego, Wisconsin, the son of Walter H. and Mabel (Gunnelson) Reierson. Walter worked for Northern Illinois Gas for 10 years and was a member of the Plumbers and Pipefitters Union for 30 years. He served his country during the Korean War serving in the army. He was a lifetime member of "the VFW and the Moose Lodge. Walter was an avid deer hunter and enjoyed fishing. Walter will be missed by many, including his three sons, Darrell, of North Aurora, Illinois, Paul, of Geneva, Illinois, Anthony, of North Aurora Illinois, a daughter, Beth, of Geneva, Illinois; his grandchildren, Mellissa Reierson, of Aurora, Illinois, Ryan, Tara, and Leah Newcomer, of Geneva, Illinois; his brothers, Wilmer, of Escondido, California, Merlin (Joyce), of Rio, Wisconsin; his sister, Frances (Curtis) Sharpee, of Sun Prairie, Wisconsin; his former wife Elizabeth, of North Aurora, Illinois; and many nieces and nephews. A private graveside service was held at the Bonnet Prairie Cemetery for his immediate family. Memorials can be made to Hospice of Northeastern Illinois, 410 S. Hager Avenue, Bar-rington, Illinois 60010. The family appreciated all their help. THE VANGEN FUNERAL in Rio, Wisconsin is assisting the family locally. Smith, Iris K. MADISON -. Iris K. Smith, age 93, passed away at Oakwood Village Hebron Hall Nursing Home on Thursday, October 8, 1998. She was born in Manawa, Wisconsin and lived most of her life in New London, Wisconsin. In 1982 she moved to Oakwood Village. Survivors include a son, David (Bette) Smith of New London; a daughter, Pamela Smith of Madison; granddaughters, Debora (Terry) Kortbein of Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin and Jennifer Smith of Maple Grove, Minnesota; a grandson, Michael (Rita) Smith of Madison; and great grandchildren, Marissa, Adam, and Mathew Smith of Madison. A memorial service will be held at OAKWOOD VILLAGE HEBRON HALL CHAPEL on Saturday, October 17, 1998 at 10:00 a.m. In "lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials to the charity of choice or the Alzheimer's Associa-tion. Stabler, Charles R. STOUGHTON- Charles R. Stabler, age 35, died on Saturday, October 10, 1998. Funeral arrangements are pending at the GUNDERSON FUNERAL HOME, corner of Jackson Street and Hwy. 51, Stoughton. A full obituary will appear in both papers on Monday Tripalin, Joseph MADISON- SANDY, UTAH- Joseph Tripalin, age 84 died on October 8, 1998. A memorial visitation will be held on Saturday, October 17, 1998 form 12:00 p.m. until 1:45 p.m. with a brief service at 1:45 p.m. at FITCH-LA WRENCE-SANFILLIPPO-CRESS FUNERAL HOME, 6201 University Avenue. A complete obituary will appear in Thursday's paper. Walker, Le Roy "Bud" EASTMAN - LeRoy Bud" Walker, age 80, of Eastman, Wisconsin, died Friday, October 9, 1998 at the Prairie Du Chien Memorial Hospital. Funeral services will be Sunday, October 11, 1998 at 1:30 p.m. at the SALEM UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, Reverend Lynn Schreck officiating, with burial in the National Cemetery, both in Eastman, Wisconsin. Friends mav call on Saturday, October 10, 1998 after 4:00 p.m. at the GARRITY FUNERAL HOME in Prairie Du Chien, Wisconsin, and at the church on Sunday from 12:30 p.m. until time of services. Watrous, Paul J. WHITEWATERSTOUGHTON - Paul J. Watrous, age 77, died on Friday, October 9, 1998 at Skaalen Sunset Home in Stoughton. He was born on September 18, 1921 in Eagle, Wisconsin, a son of the late John and Agnes (Peterson) Watrous. He graduated from Whitewater High School in 1939. After high school, he served in the United States Army Air Corp during World War II in the Pacific Theater. On May 30, 1947, Paul married Ethel Rose DeYoung in Randolph, Wisconsin. She preceded him in death on May 28, 1991. He was a member of First English Lutheran Church and the American Legion in Whitewater. Paul was a kind and generous man who was devoted to his family. Paul is survived by his children, Gillian (Michael) Reedy of Stoughton and Jack (Suzanne) Watrous of Albuquerque, New Mexico; his grandchildren, Sondra and Taylor Watrous; and other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his wife; his parents; and his brother, Roger Watrous. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, October 13, 1998 at COVENANT LUTHERAN CHURCH, 1525 North Van Buren Street, Stoughton. Reverend Mark Winkler will officiate. An interment service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday at Hillside Cemetery in Whitewater. Friends may call' from 10:00 a.m. until time of service at the church. Olson-Holzhuter-Cress Stoughton 873-9244 Welsh, Mrs. Jack E. "Martha" FENNIMORE- Mrs. Jack E. "Martha" Welsh, age 82, died on Friday morning, October 9, 1998 at the Fennimore Good Samaritan Center. She is survived by her husband. Jack Welsh; two sons, John Welsh, Madison and Harley Welsh, Stoughton; two daughters, Charlotte (Robert) Andrews, Fennimore and Joan (Charles) O'Roiirke, Lodi; 17 grandchildren; 22 greatgrandchildren; a sister, Lillian Beauleau, Merrill Island, Florida; and a daughter-in-law, Judy Welsh, Stoughton. She was preceded in death by her parents; a son, Curtis, on December 7, 1996; and a brother, Larry Neely. Funeral services will be held at FENNIMORE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, October 12, Musical mural What has 32 eyes, Is 960 square feet In size and has changed the face of music as we know it? The 16 larger-than-life musical greats featured in Fond du Lac's latest mural. "It's the first of its kind here in Fond du Lac," said the owner of Mike's Music, BRIEFLY MILWAUKEE City to pursue schools lawsuit The city will move ahead with a lawsuit against the state Department of Public Instruction amid questions of financial responsibility to charter schools. The Milwaukee City Council ap-. proved the lawsuit Friday. The council's decision came a day after the U.S. Department of Education said the DPI should make decisions about special education funding in charter schools. At issue is who is ultimately responsible for providing services to disabled students the city and its charter schools, or the Department of Public Instruction through Milwaukee Public Schools. The federal education department said Thursday that the char- . ter schools are public schools which means they have to accept children with disabilities. The city's lawsuit filed against DPI seeks full funding for the disabled students. Charter schools, which state law allows the city to sanction, operate independently of some state rules but still qualify for public funding. The city's three charter schools expected to get about $6,100 per student this year. Instead, the state is funding eligible low-income students at the level of the private-school choice program, about $4,950. Oprah remembers the Milwaukee years Oprah Winfrey may have an estimated worth of$550 million, but she remembers her days growing up in Milwaukee, when her mother was on welfare, raising three children and working as a housekeeper. "I don't look at my time in Milwaukee with any fondness," Winfrey said. "I have no regrets about it, but I don't think of it as a fun time. But I think it was necessary, because that is what gave me this . . . ambition," Winfrey said. Winfrey, whose popular syndicated talk show debuted in 1986, spent the years following her parents' breakup shuttling between Tennessee and Milwaukee, where she spent some of her elementary and high school years. Since that time, Winfrey's show has helped her climb to 349th on Forbes magazine's list of the 400 richest Americans. MADISON La Follette students arrested in robbery Two La Follette High School students were arrested Friday for holding a Sennett Middle School student at knife-point and stealing a horror movie he had just rented from the Movie Gallery, police officials said. The victim, a 13-year-old boy, and a male friend rented the 1998 with Pastor Bruce A. Jones. Burial will be at Prairie Cemetery, Fennimore. Friends may call from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Sunday, October 11, 1998 at the LARSON FAMILY FUNERAL HOME in Fennimore and after 10:00 a.m. on Monday at the church. Zander, Loretta I. CROSS PLAINS WAUNAKEE -Loretta I. Zander, age 101, died on Friday October 9, 1998. Funeral arrangements are pending at the GUNDERSON FUNERAL HOME, 2905 Esser Street, Cross Plains. A full obituary will appear in both papers on Monday. Mike Soffa. The group, a country movie and went to Elvehjem Park, 1202 Painted Post Road, around 6:30 p.m. where they ran into the 14- and 15-year-old boys who they knew but were not friends with, police said. The 14-year-old, a ninth-grade student, pulled out a folding knife from his jacket pocket and held it about four inches from the victim's chest, saying "Give it to me," police said. The victim handed the movie over, but the 15-year-old suspect, a lOth-grade student, tried to put him in a head-lock and gave him a bloody lip, police said. The victim and his friend then left the park and called police from a nearby friend's house. The suspects were arrested and tentatively charged with armed robbery and underage drinking. They were released to their parents. Thompson endorsed by state union Gov. Tommy Thompson re-' ceived an endorsement from the Wisconsin State Employees Union, representing 26,000 work "I love my Stair-Glide Stairway Lift" f 1 j -f, j1 ' v i mm I 800-459-5610 Local store serving Madison and surrounding area Life Beyond Loss SUPPORT, SERVICES 2496657 The use of ritual can be a significant part of your healing during the grieving process. Grief Specialist Andrea Torres, M.A. Participation in a focused event, such as a funeral or memorial service, gives a sense of control and a purpose beyond the overwhelming feelings flooding a newly bereaved person. Support and acknowledgement of loss are shared during these public rituals. During the coming months there are numerous opportunities for communal rituals. Many churches celebrate All Saints Day; funeral homes, hospices, hospitals and support groups provide holiday support meetings and services. Our annual holiday Notes of Remembrance rnterfarth services will be November 8 in Madison and December 5 in Stoughton. Private rituals also provide an opportunity to grieve, remember and heal. Examples include: writing thank you cards, visiting the grave, fixing the deceased's favorite food, lighting a candle, listening to a special song, setting up a memorial fund or making a donation. You choose and create unqiue ways of honoring her or his memory. Whether public or private, the essential quality of ritual is a healing beyond words which touches you deeply in a positive way and helps you Hve beyond your loss. CRESS QrSaafaaie OlOBamWlY. JHOSanOMrM. Associated Press mural, painted by two Milwaukee artists, spans 80 feet in length and 12 feet in height and adorns the south wall of the music store In a wash of color and smiles. It features classical greats, jazz artists, an entire rock star and even a local celebrity. ers. The Republican governor faces Democrat Ed Garvey in the Nov. 3 election. "While we may not always see eye to eye with the governor on everything, he has been open and supportive of issues that benefit the workers we represent," said WSEU Executive Director Marty Beil. "Under his administration, we have made significant contract gains, a growing economy has helped avoid massive layoffs and our work environments are safer now and more secure." TOWN OF HERMAN Power plant plans canceled A proposed power plant won't be coming to the town of Herman after all. The two utilities involved in the project found another site that better suited the companies' needs, officials said. The plant was to be a joint effort between Wisconsin Electric Power Co. and Southern Energy, an Atlanta-based power company. State Journal staff, wire reports "It takes ma up and down tha stair with tha push of a button." Are you having difficulty climbing stairs? We can help. Our stairway lifts, wheelchair lifts and home elevators take you to other levels in your home with ease. 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