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Wisconsin State Journal B4 Saturday, May 1, 2004 OBITUARIES Obituary Information: Mard Rosen, (608)252-6320 Wisconsin Slate Journal B4 Saturday, May 1,2004 DEATH WHAT DO YOU THINK? What should college freshmen know? We welcome your views. We'll publish as many comments as we can next Saturday. Please submit comments of 200 or fewer words by Wednesday. Submissions may be edited; not all can be published. E-mail:

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BRUNNER, Roger "Dib, 72 Cross PlainsSpring Green CLEVELAND, Patrick James, 44 Wausau ESTERVIG, Chris Allan, 88 EWING, Richard, 76 Blanchardville FLANAGAN, Aria (Fjelstad), 77 Madison UBRECHE, Michael 73 MadisonFitchburg NOBIS, Craig, 55 Madison OLSON, Frances 93 Stoughton OSBORN, Michael E. "Ozzy, "Doc," 51 Belleville VOGT, Marcus 86 Bloomington WITKOWSKI, Renee 75................ Marshall Indicates organ and tissue donor. In the universe, Certain said, material is recycled through the stars. "The stars are born, then they age.

And then they die." Certain coaxed lessons out of experiments as though they'd worked. He poured two peroxides into a plastic soda bottle. Seconds passed inexplicably. Cer-' tain looked at Maynard with a flicker of doubt Finally, white smoke plumed from the bottle, and the bottle shrank. Gratified, Certain reached for the lesson: "Don't be a lot of hot air with no substance." He poured two other liquids into a beaker.

"I've been guaranteed something's going to happen here." He waited. Students waited. Eventually yellow polyure-thane foam blossomed, formed a happy little bell and hardened. used screens to sift through the soil, searching for artifacts. They turned up a number of flakes that had been chipped away as ancient workers made other points.

A small fragment of pottery, probably from the Woodland period, also was found, though it looked for all the world like a chip of rock. But Christiansen's study of the piece showed how a practiced archaeologist can spot treasures others might miss. He picked up a pebble off the ground and tapped it against his tooth. It clicked. Then he tapped the piece of pottery against his tooth.

It hardly made a sound. "That's because it's clay," Christiansen said. He also pointed out the black flakes in the tiny shard of pottery, evidence of ground and burned rock mixed with the clay as a -tempering agent Such small pieces of another, much older culture are compelling and important proof, Einstein said, that this land was important to someone long before us. That his- tory, he said, deserves attention and respect, espe- Certain Continued from Page B1 now. He had Jim Maynard to help with the experiments.

They were designed, Certain said, not for chemical wonder but for their inherent threat to the well-being of the demonstrator. Copper pennies, for example, were supposed to flip to silver, then "gold," as they percolated in acid over an open -flame. First there had to be an open flame. "You are going to turn on the fire for me?" Certain asked Maynard. The acid was tepid, but Certain poked the pennies with promise.

"You can talk quietly amongst yourselves while I'm doing this," Certain told students. They giggled. The tongs balked. "To pick up these pennies is pretty hard," he said, chasing the coppers around the bottle. The zinc, which Certain expected would help the coin change color, didn't budge.

"The other thing that students really enjoy is a demonstration that doesn't work," he said. Nonetheless Certain pressed ahead with the message: Education is supposed to turn a hedgehog a small quilled animal resistant to stimuli into a fox on a perennial prowl for new things. Treasure Continued from Page B1 more than 10,000 years ago. The point, Christiansen said, was easily identified as being from the period because of the fluting, the distinctive patterns left at the edges of the point as it was worked. Such finds from the Paleo-Indian period are extremely rare, Christiansen said.

Most artifacts found in Wisconsin today are from the more re-cent Woodland period of 3,000 to 4,000 years ago when many of the mounds found on the landscape today were built So the Paleo-Indian point was quite a find, Christiansen said. It is his hope that more such artificats will be found at the site, perhaps even refuse pits or other evidence of a settlement It was a perfect place for a village, Christiansen said, because of its elevation and its proximity to the big marsh just to the east and to Lake Mendota. Last week, Christiansen and the other members of the crew ESPN Continued from Page B1 will keep fighting. On Tuesday night, the council will debate a proposal by Sloan to change the ordinance so that the council would be responsible for issuing permission. He said that would allow for a public hearing rather than an administrative decision.

"If we're going to have shotgun tournaments in urban parks, we need to have a better process Sloan said. "There needs to be some public input." Police usually get three or four requests a year to fire a gun in the city, Wray said. The department received a request this week from a homeowner who wants to be able to "shoot the pests," Wray said. Officers are still evaluating that one. Contact Beth Williams at or 252-6125.

Witkowski, Renee R. MARSHALL Renee R. Witkowski, age 75, of Marshall, died on Wednesday, April 28, 2004, at Watertown Memorial Hospital. She was born on Aug. 5, 1928, in Waupun, the daughter of William and Myrtle (Wells) Ger- INDEX She was born on June 2, 1926, in Mount Horeb, the daughter of Silas and Irene Fjelstad.

Aria had worked for several years at the Quality Inn East. She is survived by her brother, Donald (Connie) Fjelstad; her sister, Joan Fjelstad; two sons, Michael (Sheila) and James; two daughters, Joan (Jim) and Susan Hen); nieces ana nephews; ana her grandchildren whom she loved dearly. Her parents, Silas and Irene; and a son, Patrick, preceded her in death. A memorial service will be held at ROSE-LAWN CEMETERY MAIN CHA-PEL on May 3, 2004, at 2 p.m. LaBreche, Michael J.

MADISONFITCHBURG Dr. Michael J. LaBreche, M.D., age 73, passed away1 peacefully at home, on Thursday, April 29, 2004. Funeral arrangements are pending. A full obituary will appear in the Sunday paper.

Gunderson East Funeral Home S203 Monona Drive (608)221-5420 Meinholz, Joseph ASHTON Joseph Meinholz, age 95, of Ashton, died on Thursday, April 29, 2004, at the Waunakee Manor Health Care Center. A complete obituary will appear in Sunday's paper. Winn Funeral Home 5783 Highway Waunakee (608) 849-4513 Nobis, Craig MADISON Craig Nobis, age 55, died on April 27, 2004, in Madison. A full obituary will appear at a later date. Informed Choice Funeral Cremation Alternatives 5801 Highway 51, McFarland (BUB) 838-0536 Olson, Frances C.

STOUGHTON Frances C. Olson, age 93, passed away on Thursday, April 29, 2004, at the Skaalen Home, in Stoughton, with her family at her side. She was born on Feb. 16, 1911, in Stoughton, a daughter of the late Fritchof and Mina (Stokke) Hanson. She graduated from Stoughton High School in 1930.

Prior to her retirement, she was employed as a clerk at Plaza Hardware in Stoughton, and retired as a cook at McKarcher Nursing Home. Following her retirement, she spent a period of time in California, with her family members, before moving back to Stoughton to make her home. Frances was a lifelong member of First Lutheran Church, member of the church women and Circle No. 2. She enjoyed her time with the Stoughton Weekenders, was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary, the Rebekkah Lodge and the Pythian Sister Lodge.

Frances enjoyed her many years of volunteering at Skaalen Home, traveling extensively, jlaying cards and her most en-oyable hours -were spent with ler family. Frances is survived by her children, David (Bernie) Olson of Stoughton, Carol Robinson of California and Stough-t and Ruth Ann Baldwin-Furseth of Stoughton; a daughter-in-law, Carol Olson of Fort Atkinson; four grandchildren, Brian (Jean) Olson, Dan (Cindy) Olson, John Olson and Darcy (Brad) Fuller; two step-granddaughters, Delores Weidhas and Gloria Martin; four great-grandchildren, Kris-ten Pecher and Max, and Macy and Mitch Fuller; two brothers, Ivan (Helen) Hanson and Fred Bickle; a sister, Marian McCarty; a very special Karen Hodge of California; and many nieces and nephews further survive. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her former husband, J. Herbert Olson; a son, Herbie Olson; a grandson, Jesse Baldwin; a great-grandson, Jake Terrance Fuller; three brothers, Dean, Roger and Harold Hanson; and two sons-in-laws, Jerry Robinson and J. Terry Baldwin.

Funeral services will be held ay 11 a.m. on Monday, May 3, 2004, at SKAALEN HOME CHAPEL, 400 N. Morris Stoughton. Pastor Dick Halom and James Koza will co-officiate. Burial will follow at the Riverside Cemetery.

The family will greet friends, on Monday from 10 a.m. until the time of service at the chapel. Special thanks to the Skaalen Home, Harmony House, Dr. David Nelson, Elder Care of Dane County and especially, Jenny, Judy, Annie and Karen for all of their loving care and support. Olson-Holzhuter Cress Stoughton (608) 873-9244 Osborn, Michael E.

"Ozzy" "Doc" BELLEVILLE Michael E. .77 Osborn, age 51, of Belleville, died of a heart attack on Thursday, April 29, 2004. He was born on March 1, 1953, in Lake Mills, the son of Alvin and Charlotte (Biesman) Osborn. Michael served in the U.S. Air Force Special Forces during the Vietnam War.

Ozzy married Darlene McGettigan on July 5, 2003, at the Monona He worked for Renovation and Remodeling as a sales rep. Ozzy was a member of the V.F.W. in Lake Mills. He loved to fish, hunt, read and race motorcycles. He is survived by his wife, Darlene of Belleville; seven children, Shanna Michelle (Billy) Stich of Texas, Michael Homme and Raymond Homme, both of Madison, Jojean Homme, Michael Wickman-Osborn and Ka-trina Hassell, all of Belleville, and Matthew Wickman-Osborn of Iowa; three grandsons; a brother, James (Lorraine) of Cottage Grove; loving aunts, uncles, cousins and other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and his maternal and paternal grandparents. Funeral services will be held at GUNDERSON EAST FUNERAL HOME, 5203 Monona Drive, at 11 a.m. on Monday, May 3, 2004, with the Rev. Diane Clark presiding. Inurnment will be in Roselawn Memorial Park.

Visitation will be held at the funeral home from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. on Sunday, May 2, 2004. Gunderson East Funeral Home (608) 221-5420 Vogt, Marcus J. BLOOMINGTON Marcus J.

Vogt, age 86, of Delavan, formerly of Bloomington, died on Thursday, April 29, 2004 at Country Habitat, in Delavan. He was born on Dec. 12, 1917. in Glen Haven Township, the son of Albert and Elizabeth (Kite-linger) Vogt. On Aug.

26, 1940, he married Marie C. Udelhofen at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Glen Haven. She preceded him in death on July 12, 1998. The couple had farmed for 30 years in the Glen Haven area.

Marcus also worked at the Bloomington Produce Feed Mill for years. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, and traveling. Marcus was an avid Green Bay Packers fan. He was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church in Bloomington.

He is survived by a son, Don "Butch" Vogt, Janesville; seven grandchildren, Mike, Ron, Dave, and Steve McDaniel, Brad and Mike Vogt, and Michelle Stewart; five great-grandchildren; Tyler and Madison Vogt, Marcus and Mitchell McDaniel, and Chloe Stewart; a son-in-law, Russ McDaniel, Fort Wayne, two sisters-in-law, Agnes (Keith) Millin, Lancaster, and Imogene Mergen, Madison; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his wife, Marie; his daughter, Ruth McDaniel; and his parents. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, May 4, 2004, at 10:30 a.m. at the ST. MARY'S CATHOLIC CHURCH, Bloomington, with Father Eric Nielsen officiating.

Burial will be in St. Mary's Cemetery, Bloomington. Visitation will be held on Monday, May 3, 2004 from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m. at the MARTIN PAGE FUNERAL HOME, Bloomington, where a 4 p.m.

parish rosary will be held. A What's the lesson? Certain prodded the students. "Change takes time?" answered one. Uh, yes, said Certain. Then added: "Don't become rigid.

You're too young to be locked in." And pericope? The word means a selection from a book. Certain's advice: Impress your friends at the Mifflin- Street Block Party with it" Lastly, he talked about stars. 1 In the universe, he safd'ma-terial is recycled through the stars. "The stars are bom, then they age. And then they die.

The process makes diis, Out of the dust come more: stars. "Stars are being formed all the time." It didn't take alchemy to get his meaning. Contact Patricia Simms at or 252-6126. Dig at a glance You'll be able to see a dig in progress as part of an Archaeology Field Day Sunday on the UW-Madison campus. The free event is being staffed by the Great Lakes Archaeological Research Center, which has been hired to conduct a survey of ancient sites on the campus.

Crew members will demonstrate archaeological techniques and allow visitors to do some sifting of-their own. Artifacts will also be on display. The event is from noon near the junction of Lake" Mendota and University Bay drives. On-site talks will be of-, fered at 1 and 3 p.m. At 2 p.m.

a guided walk will allow visitors to see archaeological sites on nearby Picnic Point. daily at a time when there is considerable pressure to use so many of the campus open areas for more "That growth requires a conversation," Einstein said. "We need to come to some consensus about what we want this campus to look like." Contact Ron Seely at or 252-6131 ranking it second. Waupaca" and Waukesha counties fin ished third and fourth with 850 and 815 crashes respec-; tively. Menominee County, in northeastern Wisconsin, had the fewest incidents with two, while Iron County, on the Wisconsin-Michigan bordeq reported the second fewest with five crashes.

Milwaukee County, the state's mos PP ulous county, reported 140 crashes. Barrylda'ms juries, those who drink too much and sexual assaults and fights, Wray said. Redelman, whose co-op has replaced bottled organic anct -micro-brewed beers with cans of Pabst Blue Ribbon, Blatz and Old Style to comply with a glass ban, said many residents are concerned about safety during the party. "We're trying to create a safe place," she said. "We're all ir-terested in making a strong effort to reinvest in the i community." Barry (Annette) Witkowski Deerfield, Larry (Diane) Witkowski of Marshall, and Karri (John) Fries of Madison; grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; an infant son, Harry; and a brother, William. funeral service will be held on Saturday, May 1, 2004, at 111 a.m. at ST. MARY'S CATHOLIC CHURCH, Marshall. The.

Rev. Thomas Gillespie will officiate. Burial will be held at St. Mary's Catholic Church cemetery. Friends may call at the churjch on Saturday at 9 a.m.

until the time of service. Memorials can be made to the charity of one's choice. Pederson Funeral Home, Waterloo, is assisting the family. Dane County tops in deer crashes; Brunner, Roger "Dib" CROSS PLAINSSPRING GREEN Roger C. "Dib" Brunner, age 72, died on Thursday, April 29, 2004, in Green-way Manor.

He was born on Oct. 13, 1931, in the town of Vermont Roger was a 1950 fraduate of Black Earth High chool. He married Arlene Olson on Oct 14, 1958, in Cross Plains. Roger worked for the University of Wisconsin as a custodian and as a painter for Victor Nonn. He was a U.S.

Army veteran. Roger was a member of St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church. Roger is survived by his wife, Arlene; five children, Allan of Spring Green, Victor (fiancee, Carmen Fink) of Madison, Dale of Madison, Sharon of Middleton, and Greg of Spring Green; three grandchildren, Shana (Mike) Schuh, Joshua Brunner and Ashley Brunner; a great-granddaughter, Skyleigh Schuh; two step-grandchildren, Matt Esser and Stacev (Travis) Trace; three step-great-grandchildren, Teresa, Tristin and Trianna; two brothers, Fred (Thelma) Brun ner ana Andrew iLucuiej Brunner; two sisters, Joan (Richard) Friend and Rita Marie (Jack) Plemons; brothers- and sisters-in-law, Marty (Pat) Olson and Mildred (Marshall) Osborne; and special people, Dorothy Nnnn and Elaine Meinholtz. Roger was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Aelred; three sisters, Mary, Sister Luka and Celine; a brother-in-law, Hilary Statz; a Mark Olson; and mother and father-in-law, Marshall and Ro-sina Olson.

Funeral services will be held at ST." FRANCIS XAVIER CATHOLIC CHURCH, 2947 Thinnes Cross Plains, at 11:30 a.m. on Monday, May 3, 2004, with Father Tom Kelley Presiding. Burial will be in St. rancis Cemetery. Friends may call from 4 p.m.

until 7 p.m. on Sunday, May 2, 2004, at ST. FRANCIS XAVIER CATHOLIC CHURCH and from 10:30 a.m. until the time of service at the church on Monday. Gunderson Cross Plains Funeral Home (608)798-3141 Cleveland, Patrick James WAUSAU Patrick James Cleveland, age 44, of Wausau, died on Thursday, April 22, 2004.

He is survived by his wife, Milshka Cleveland; and daughter, Amelia Cleveland; his parents, Russell and Marie Cleveland; sisters, Laurie (Tom) Kleinschniidt and Judy Cleveland; a brother, John (Sara) Cleveland; grandmother, Erna Cleveland; nieces, Chrissy Hoff, Kelli Kleinschmidt and Ashley Kleinschmidt. Estervig, Chris Allan VERONA Chris Allan Es-tervig, age 88, died on Thursday, April 29, 2004, at his home. Funeral services will be held at ST. JAMES LUTHERAN CHURCH, 427 Main Verona, on Monday, May 3, 2004, at 11 a.m. Friends may call from 4 p.m.

until 7 p.m. at the JOYCE-RYAN VERONA FUNERAL HOME, 118 N. Franklin on Sunday, May 2, 2004. Friends may also call at the church on Monday from 10 a.m. until the service time.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society. A complete obituary will be published in the paper on Sunday, May 2, 2004. Joyce-Ryan Verona Funeral Home and Cremation Services 118 N. Franklin SL (608) 845-6623 Ewing, Richard BLANCHARDVILLE Richard Ewing, age 76, of Blanchardville, died Thursday night, April 29, 2004, at the home of nis daughter in rural Blanchardville. A full obituary will be in the Sunday paper.

Arrangements are pending with Saether Funeral Home in Blanchardville. (608)523-4247 Flanagan, Aria (Fjelstad) MADISON Aria (Fjelstad) Flanagan, age 77, of passed away on April 15, 2004. For the 12th year in a row, Dane County leads the state with the most deer-vehicle crashes. Dane County Sheriff Office Sgt. Craig Vandermolen said the county's rural landscape, diminishing hunting areas and a lot of traffic combine to make encounters with deer more likely.

In 2003, there were 21 ,666 deer-vehicle crashes in the state with 1,135 crashes in Dane County, the state Department of Transportation reported. There were 928 crashes in Shawano County, Mifflin Continued from Page B1 could be smaller today due to a chance of rain and temperatures predicted in the low 50s. "We hope it has an impact on reducing the number that show up," acting Madison Police Chief Noble Wray said. The party historically keeps hospital emergency rooms, the Dane County Detoxification Center and police busy with in rits. Renee graduated in 1946 from Waupun High School and later attended Milwaukee County Normal School.

She worked for Melster Candy Co. in Cambridge, for 20 years before she retired in 1987. Renee Gerrits married Donald Witkowski on Feb. 28, 1948, in Wau- Eun. Renee enjoyed attending er family's sporting, music, and community events.

She also loved to play cards. She was a member of SL Mare's Catholic Church in Marshall. Renee is survived by her husband, Don Witkowski of Marshall; seven children, Theresa (Robert) Ar-buckle of Shreveport, Sharon (Kenneth) Shaver of Stoughton, Gary (Pat) Witkowski of Oconomowoc, Jerome (Di-anne) Witkowski of Ripon,.

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