Gone 10-7: Obituaries of Yellow Cab and Transfer Co. personnel

 

           (Note: This compilation of obituaries and death notices is not complete or comprehensive; I searched as best I could, and if there are individuals that I've missed, please let me know via the email address on the main page. A number of these people did not drive at YCTC in the 1970s, but company employees who did may well remember, or have heard of, them.)

 

Roy P. Daggett Dies at Age 77

            Roy P. Daggett, 77, of 1910; Keyes Ave., died Tuesday (Mar. 10, 1970) in a Madison hospital after a brief illness. He was a member of St. Raphael’s Catholic Cathedral parish, and was employed at the Yellow Cab Co. for 29 years until retiring.

            Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Evelyn Kosinski, 1916 Keyes Ave.: six grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren.

            The funeral will be at 9:30 a.m. Thursday in the cathedral. Friends may call after 4 p.m. today at the Joyce Funeral Home, 540 W. Washington Ave. where the rosary will he recited at 8 tonight. Burial will be in Resurrection Cemetery.

 

Lawrence Hanna Dies at Age 60

            Lawrence (Red) Hanna, 60, of 412 W. Gorham St., died Wednesday (Oct. 28, 1970) in a hospital after a long illness. He was born in Hoopston, Ill., and was a Madison resident since 1935. He was an employe of the Yellow Cab Co. Mr. Hanna was a member of Bethel Lutheran Church. Surviving are his wife; a son, Donald, Belleville, Neb.; two daughters, Mrs. James Brickson, 602 Meadow Lark Dr.; and Mrs. Yvonne Magli, 4849 Sheboygan Ave.; a sister, Mrs. Marcella Harding, Fullerton, Calif.; and four grandchildren.

            Funeral arrangements are pending at the Frautschi Funeral Home, 3610 Speedway Rd.

 

Siphord Johnson

            Siphord L. Johnson, 68, of 505 N. Frances St., died Wednesday (Jan. 26, 1972) in a hospital after a brief illness. He had been McFarland resident for most of his life.

            Mr. Johnson was a retired employe of the Yellow Cab Co. He was a former member of the McFariand Lutheran Church.

            Surviving are two sons, Richard, Weston, Conn.; and David, Rt. 2, Waunakee; and three grandchildren.

            Private funeral services will be held Friday at the Frautschi Funeral Home where friends may call after 4 p.m. today. Burial will be in the McFariand Cemetery.

 

Man Shot in January Holdup Dies

            Lester Hanson. 49, of 2405 Monterey Dr., who was wounded Jan. 13 in a holdup- murder at an East Side tavern, died Saturday (Mar. 25, 1972), apparently of his wounds.

            Mr. Hanson had been undergoing treatment for the wound at the Veterans Administration Hospital, since February. He had been released on a weekend pass and died at home.

            DANE COUNTY Deputy Coroner Donald Scullion said Saturday that a preliminary examination he made with Dr. Billy J. Bauman, a pathologist, showed death due to complications directly from an abdominal bullet wound.

            Hanson and James Rehbein, 31, a bartender, were shot at Harold's Club, 1718 Commercial Ave. Rehbein was pronounced dead at the scene.

            Three men were arrested a short time after the shootings. Two of them, Jesse Ford II, Chicago, and Marvin L. Madden, 29, Indianapolis, Ind., were arraigned last week in Dane County Circuit Court.

            THE THIRD, Eugene A. Sills, 24, of 2031 Pike Dr., has not yet been arraigned.

            Scullion said a report on Mr. Hanson's death would be filed with the district attorney's office. No one from that office was available Saturday to comment on possible changes in -the charges against the men.

            Mr. Hanson was born in Barneveld and lived in Madison about 40 years. He was employed as a cab driver for the Yellow Cab Co. for the past three years and was a veteran of World War II.

            SURVIVING are his wife, thc former Vera Wurster, two daughters, Karen and Suzettc at home; two sons, William; at home; and Thomas, in the Navy; a sister, Mrs. Stella Kahfeld, 109 Corry St.; and a brother, Sanford, Montello.

            Funeral arrangements are pending at the Ryan Funeral Home, 2114 N. Sherman Avc., where friends may call after 4 p.m. Monday.      

 

Former Policeman Oscar Evenson Dies

            Oscar E. Evenson, 70, of 411 W. Olin Ave., died Monday (Jan. 22, 1973) in a hospital after becoming ill at home.

            He was a member of the Sun Prairie Police Dept. from1952 to 1959. Mr. Evenson also owned and operated a Ft. Atkinson motel from 1959 to 1961 when he moved to Madison where he was employed with the Yellow Cab Co. and the Westinghouse Supply Co.

            He was born in Marshfield.

            Surviving are his wife, Doris, two daughters, Delores, 2421 Center Ave.; and Ella, at home; three sons, Oscar and Arthur both at home; and William Hermosa Beach, Calif.; and on Hermosa Beach, Calif.; and one grandchild.

            The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Joyce Funeral Home, 5701 Odana Rd.

            Friends may call from 7 to tonight. Burial will be in Roselawn Memorial Park.

 

State Hospital Patient Burns Himself, Dies

            John P. Henry, 26, a state hospital patient, died Friday (May 4, 1973) in a Madison hospital from burns he received when he set himself on fire.

            Deputy Coroner Donald Scullion said Mr. Henry walked away from the hospital, purchased two gallons of gasoline, then walked to Warner Park where he ignited himself.

            Maintenance workers in the park notified the Fire Rescue ambulance shortly after 1 p.m. Mr. Henry died at a hospital two hours later. He had third-degree burns on 100 per cent of his body.

            Surviving is his mother. Mrs. Edith Henry, 4206 Yuma Dr.

            Funeral arrangements are pending.

 

Henry Funeral

            The funeral for John P. Henry, 26, of 4206 Yuma Dr., who died Friday in a hospital, will be at noon Monday in the Frautschi Funeral Home, 3610 Speedway Rd.. where friends may call from 7 to 8 tonight.

            Born in Madison, he was a 1969 graduate of the University of Wisconsin School of Business and a member of First Congregational Church.

            Surviving are his mother, Mrs. Edith Henry, 4206 Yuma Dr.; and a brother, Roland, Farmington, Mich.

 

Olson, (Tiny) Theodore Jr.

            MADISON — Theodore (Tiny) Olson, Jr., age 62, of 3 Wright Court, died on Thursday, May 30, 1974, in a Madison hospital following a short illness. Born December 4, 1911, in Stoughton, Wis., he had been a Madison resident for the past 50 years. He was a retired long time employee of the Yellow Cab Co. Survivors include his wife, the former Vernelle Phillips; a son, Norman Douglass of Monona; a sister, Mrs. Evelyn Gullickson of Madison; and a brother, Harlmon of McFarland. He was preceded In death by a brother, Tester Olson. Funeral services will be held at the GUNDERSON FUNERAL HOME, 5203 Monona Drive, at 11 a.m. on Saturday, June 1, The Rev. Richard Larson officiating. Burial in Roselawn Memorial Park Cemetery. Friends may call from 7-9 p.m. on Friday, May 31, at the funeral home.

 

Johnson, Hilda

            MADISON — Hilda Johnson, age 60, of 513 Bordner Drive, died on Friday, August 1, 1975, at a local nursing home after a brief illness. Born in Richland Center, May 25, 1915, she had been a Madison resident most of her lifetime. She worked for the Yellow Cab Co. for many years as a dispatcher. Mrs. Johnson was a member of Ladies Auxiliary, Moose Lodge 1451, Madison. Survivors include her husband, Vernon; a son, Vernon Johnson Jr. of Rio, Wis.; two daughters, Mrs. Raymond (Jeannette) Grinde of Arlington, Wis., and Mrs. Robert Hodge of Tampa, Fla.; her mother, Mrs. Mary Craig of Madison; four sisters, Mrs. Clara Haines of Richland Center, Mrs. William Keller of Madison, Mrs. Donald Gray of Waubesa Beach, Madison, and Mrs. Roy Kruger of Madison; and ten grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at the new FITCH-LAWRENCE-SAN FILLIPPO FUNERAL HOME, 6121 University Ave., at 1 p.m. on Monday, August 4. Burial In Highland Memory Gardens, Cottage Grove, Wis. Friends may call from 10 a.m.-l p.m. only on Monday, Aug. 4, at the funeral home.

 

Sornson, Wilbur T.

            MADISON - Wilbur T. Sornson, age 63, of 2649 Union Street, died on Friday, November 7, 1975, at a local hospital. Born Aug. 2, 1912, in Waukesha, he spent most of his life in Madison and he was employed as a foundry worker for the former Gisholt Machine Company. He also drove cab for the Badger, Yellow and Red cab companies. He is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Harold (Joan) Richards, 35 Blue Bill Park Road, Mrs. Willie (Sally) Kastner, 2677 Milwaukee Street; two sons, John G., 249 Franklin St., Evansville, Roy A., Lake Mills; a brother, James, Three Lakes. Wisc.; a sister Vivian Bishop, Milwaukee; six grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife Helen, Oct. 4, 1968. Funeral services will be held at RYAN FUNERAL HOME, 2114 N. Sherman Ave., at 11 a.m. on Monday, Nov. 10, 1975. The Rev. Terrance Williams officiating. Burial in Roselawn Memorial Park Cemetery. Friends may call from 7-0 p.m. on Mon-day, Nov.9, at RYAN FUNERAL HOME.

 

Winter, Harold (Smokey)

             MADISON—Harold (Smokey) Winter, age 59, of 4022 Rockwell Dr., died on Saturday, December 20, 1975, at a local hospital after a long illness. Born at Neillsville, Wisc., on January 16, 1916, he was a Madison resident for about 40 years. Mr. Winter was a member of the Elk's Club and a former manager of the Yellow Cab Co. for a number of years. He is survived by his mother, Hazel Rains, Lancaster, Wisc.; a son, Arthur W. Winter, Madison; two daughters, Mrs. Rudy (Judy) Peterson, Baraboo; Miss Jo Ann Winter, at home; three sisters, Mrs. Oscar (Erma) Osbourne, Sparks, Nevada, Mrs. Herman (Velma) Stout, Lancaster, Mrs. Leo (Frances) Jones, Madison; and four grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, Wilma, in 1971. Funeral services will be held at the new FITCH-LAWRENCE-SANFILLIPPO FUNERAL HOME, 6121 University Ave., at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, December 23 The Rev. H. D. Lamphear of Bethany Evangelical Free Church officiating. Burial in Roselawn Memorial Park. Friends may call from 7-9 p.m. on Mon., Dec. 22 at the funeral home, and on Tuesday until time of services.

 

Steuber, Walter J.

              ORANGE PARK, Florida - Walter J. Steuber, age 75, formerly of Madison, died on Thursday, March 18, 1976, at Moose Haven, Orange Park, Florida. He was a former resident of Madison and previously worked for Yellow Cab Compony as a fax! driver. There are no immediate survivors. Memorial services will be held at Moose Haven on Wednesday, March 24.

 

Ossman, Charles C.

               MADISON/BRADENTON, FLA. — Charles C. Ossman, age 81 of Bradenton, Florida, died on Friday, May 7, 1976, at a Bradenton hospital. Born May 27, 1894, at Kewaskum, he married Ruth Lone In April, 1915, at Rockford, III. He was a Madison resident from 1920 to 1960when he moved to Florida. He was the former owner/operator of the Yellow Cab Company which he started in 1920. He started the Yellow Truck Lines, was its past president and was post president of the Wisconsin Association of Taxi Cab Owners, the American Taxi Cab Association. He was partners in the H.O.B. Builders, the Osmond-Norman Insurance Agency, the Realty Association: He owned the former Paramount Motors. After moving to Florida he owned the Manatee Trailer Park. Mr. Ossmann was a member of the Presbyterian Church, and a life member of the Elk's Lodge, 410. He was a 32nd Degree Mason belonging to Hiram Lodge 50, the Madison Consistory and the Zor Shrine Temple. He is survived bv his wife; a son, Kenneth of Middleton; a daughter, Mrs. Kay Domrose of Bloomington, MN; three grandchildren; and a brother, Ernest of Seymour. Funeral services will be held at the FRAUTSCHI FUNERAL HOME, 3610 Speedway Rd., at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, May 11, Rev. Vernon K. Forsberg officiating. Burial will be in the Forest Hills Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home prior to the service. The family suggests that memorials be made to the Shriner's Crippled Children’s Hospitals.

 

Memhard, Donald S.

            MADISON — Donald S. Memhard, age 51, died July 5, 1976 at a Madison hospital. He was born October 19, 1924, in Madison and had been a lifelong Madison resident. Survivors include his mother, Mrs. Hilda Memhard, Oregon City, Oregon. He is survived by one sister, Dorothy King, of Gladstone, Oregon, one brother, Bud, of Elkhorn, Wisconsin, and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held at the FRAUTSCHl FUNERAL HOME, 3610 Speedway Road, 1:30 p.m. on Thursday, July 8. Rev. Frank Gaylord, will officiate. Burial will be In Forest Hill Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 6 p.m. on Wednesday

 

Trevaskis, Leo L.

            MONONA—Leo L. Trevaskis, age 78 of 303 Starry Ave. died Wednesday, September 28, 1977 in a local hospital. He was born February 1, 1899 in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada and was a retired cab driver for the Yellow Cab Company. Mr. Trevaskis was a World War I Veteran. He is survived by his wife, the former Joyce Day; a son, Lester R., 3646 Paus St.; three daughters, Mrs. Deloris Pernof, 2314 Badger  La., Mrs. Elenor Rumbold , Orange, CA., Mrs. Joyce Hanson, Arleto, CA; 15 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; also several nieces and nephews. Funeral services w ill be held at GUNDERSON FUNERAL HOME, 5203 Monona Dr. at 1 p.m. on Friday, September 30. The Reverend Harvey W. Schweppe will officiate. Burial will be in Forest Hill cemetery.

 

Oscar, Carroll W.

            PORTAGE — Carroll W. Oscar, age 85, died Tuesday, November 20, 1984, at his home in Portage, Wisconsin. Mr. Oscar was born October 10, 1899, at Stoughton, to William and Hilda Oscar. He served in the Navy during World War I and WorldWar II. He worked as a boiler maintenance man at Truax Field for 20 years. He had also driven for the Yellow Cab Company in Madison, and owned and operated a general store in Lake, Wisconsin. He married the former Alma Crooks on June 18, 1954, at Rockford, Illinois. He was a member of the Disabled American Veterans. He is survived by his wife, Alma; a daughter, Mrs: Leslie (Fay) Crawford of rural Madison; a son, Clifford Oscar of Madison; three brothers, Herman Oscar of Stoughton, Lloyd Oscar and Arthur Oscar, both of Madison; a sister, Mrs. Gayle (Winnefred) Hubbard of Portage; step-children; grandchildren; great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held Saturday, November 24, 1984, at 10:00 a.m. at the PORT-AXTELL FUNERAL HOME In Portage. The Reverend Thomas J. Wagner will officiate. Burial will be at Mt. Hope Cemetery in Brooklyn. Friends may call at the PORT-AXTELL FUNERAL HOME on Friday, from 4-8 P.m.

 

Robert N. Hammersley

            MADISON — Robert N. Hammersley age 63 of Route 3 Wachetta Trail died on Sunday, July 24, 1983 at Veteran's Hospital after a short illness. He was born March 24, 1920 in Madison and had been a lifelong Madison resident. He was a commercial bus driver for many years. He was a veteran of World War II. He was a member of VFW Post No. 1318. He is survived by his wife the former Genevieve Prideaux, whom he married June 29, 1939; two daughters, Ruthann Dahl of Madison and Bonnie Yaekel of Madison; a brother, Lee Hammersley of Brooklyn; seven grandchildren; two great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, Gus and Edell Melin and a daughter, Claudine Hammersley. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, July 28 at 11 a.m. at the FITCH LAWRENCE SANFILLIPPO FUNERAL HOME, 6021University Ave. Interment will follow at Sunset Memory Gardens. The family will be receiving friends on Wednesday, July 27 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the funeral home where the VFW Rites of Post 1318 will be held at 7 p.m.

 

Carey, Gene

            MADISON — Gene Carey Esquire, age 70, of 117 Walter Street, on Madison's upper east side, died in a Madison hospital on Thursday, February 2, 1989. He was born on June 8, 1918 in Allens Grove, Wisconsin (Walworth County), and he has been a Madison resident since 1951. Gene was fleet owner and operator of Carey's Carriage for the past 15 years. He was a World War II veteran, serving with the Coast Guard as a boatsmen's mate from 1939-1946. He was star of Against the Grain, also cohost of What’s Your Problem from Channel 4 with co-host William Osborne Hart. Gene was a longtime man-about-town. His wit and wisdom will be missed by all. He was married to the former Evelyn R. Labovitz. She preceded him in death on December 18, 1982. He is survived by a daughter, Diane Carey of Cottage Grove; two sons, Stephen Carey of Sacramento, California, and John R. (Karen) Carey of Madison; two sisters, Eula (Everett) Johnson of Clinton, Wisconsin, and Maxine Madsen of Boosier, Louisiana; two grandchildren, Michael Boulware, and Brian Carey; and a dear friend, Rebecca Grassy. Funeral services will be held at RYAN FUNERAL HOME, 2418 North Sherman Avenue, at 11:00 a.m., on Saturday, February 4, with Reverend William Osborne Hart officiating. Burial will be at Roselawn Memorial Park. Friends may call at the RYAN FUNERAL HOME on Saturday, from 9:30 a.m., until the time of services.

 

Robar, Bertram D.

            MADISON — Bertram D. Robar passed away on Tuesday, December 5, 1989 at a local hospital. He was born on June 3, 1900 In Walworth, Wisconsin. He was a World War I veteran, stationed in Panama for three years. He retired from the Yellow Cab Company following 30 years of employment. He was a member of Bethel Lutheran Church. He leaves to mourn him his wife, Emma; his son James (Cynthia) Robar of Stoughton; his daughter, Diane (William) Wiedenbeck of Madison; a nephew, Robert Robar of Las Vegas; seven grandchildren; and three greatgrandchildren. He was preceded In death by his daughter, Betty Jane; his father and mother, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Robar; three sisters, Bess Hoff, Harriet Boyd, and Evelyn Trice; and two brothers, Louis, and Robert. Funeral services will be held at BETHEL LUTHERAN CHURCH, 312 Wisconsin Avenue, at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, December 9, 1989, with Reverend Richard Larson officiating. Entombment will be in Roselawn Memorial Park. Friends may call from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00p.m. on Friday, December 8, 1989 at the GUNDERSON FUNERAL HOME, 5203 Monona Drive. The family requests that flowers be omitted, and that memorials be given to Bethel Television Ministry. He was dearly loved and will be missed by all his family and friends.

 

Baker, Rudolph P.

            MOUNT HOREB — Rudolph P. Baker, age 85, of Mt. Horeb, died on Monday, January 15, 1990, In a Menomonee Falls Hospital. He was born on November 9, 1904, In Milwaukee and lived in Mt. Horeb In his youth. He graduated from Mt. Horeb High School. Mr. Baker lived in Madison for many years where he worked 50 years for the Yellow Cab Company. He had moved back to Mt. Horeb ten years ago. He was a member of the National Rifle Association for many years. Survivors Include six children, Bette (Pat) Calabrese of Lake Bluff, Illinois, Lois June (Ted) Klade of Deerfleld, Beverly (Ken) Kuenzl of Colgate, Wisconsin, Fred (Judi) Baker, Rodney (Virginia) Baker both of Madison, and John Baker of Oregon; twelve grandchildren, Barbara, Frank, Patrick, John, Karen, Tim, Bob, Linda, Julie, Jim, Brenda, and Barbie; a great-grandson, Matthew; a sister, Pearl Glllespie of Janesville; and many other relatives and friends. He was preceded In death by his wife, Emma in 1978; a son, James In 1956; and also a sister, Georgia. Funeral services will be held at the GUNDERSON FUNERAL HOME, 5203 Monona Drive, at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, January 19, 1990, with the Reverend Douglas Pierce officiating. Burial will be In Roselawn Memorial Park. Friends may call from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Thursday, January 18, 1990, at the funeral home. "Oh, Dad how we all loved you. Your gentle nature, your patience, your sense of humor, your many kind, generous ways. You're gone from us for awhile but we will be together again someday. Rest peaceful our precious father. we'll love you forever."

 

Loy, Peter O.

            MADISON — Peter O. Loy, age 52, of Madison died on Thursday, August 16, 1990, unexpectedly at home. He was born on January 13, 1938 In Madison. He graduated from Madison Central High School, and had served In the U.S. Army. He had worked for Lanter Courier, for the past three years. He had previously worked for North American Van Lines, as a furniture mover for twenty years. Mr. Loy had a great Interest In railroads and trains. Survivors Include his wife Joyce, whom he married on November 25, 1983; a son Sean, and a daughter Heidi, both of Oregon; a son Jeff, of Madison; a step-son, James Shlrd, of Madison; and also three children, Larry, Lori, and Lisa; two sisters, Mrs. Pat (Donald) Durkee, of Madison, and Mrs. Marge (Larry) Bray, of Minnesota. He was preceded in death by his father, Peter J. Loy, in 1973; his mother, Clara, in 1970; and a sister, Mary Jane, In 1964. Funeral services will be held at the GUNDERSON FUNERAL HOME, 5203 Monona Drive, at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, August 18, with Father Bernard Rott officiating. Burial will be In RESURRECTION CEMETERY. Friends may call from 5:00 until 8:00 p.m. on Friday, August 17 at the funeral home.

 

Burwell, Ghea T "Gay"

            MADISON - Ghea T . Burwell "Gay", age 94, died on July 15, 1994, at Oakwood Nursing Home. She was born on October 13, 1899 , in Stoughton, Wisconsin, to George and Ella Erickson. After graduating from Madison Business College in 1921, she was employed as a bookkeeper at the Yellow Cab Company. She went to work at University of Wisconsin Memorial Union as a Comptroller Operator in 1940, where she worked for 35 years. She was a member of St. Mark's Lutheran Church for 58 years, where she was involved in Martha Circle, WELCA, and Golden Agers. She was also a member of Bethel Lutheran's XYZ Club, Eastern Star, and Faustinay Club for many years. Surviving are a son, Donald (Nancy) Burwell; a daughter, Dorothy (Donald) Annen; eight grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchfldren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Earl, in 1936; her sister, Marie Perkins; and her brother, Morris Erickson. Her devotion to family was always one of her primary motivations in life. The celebration of her heavenly birthday will begin with a visitation from 10:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m.on Tuesday, July 19, 1994, followed by an 11:00 a.m. service at ST. MARK'S LUTHERAN CHURCH, 605 Spruce Street, with the Reverend Gerald Anderson officiating. Burial will take place in Cottage Grove Cemetery. FITCH-LAWRENCE-SANFILLIPPO FUNERAL HOME, 6021 University Ave nue, will be in charge of all arrangements. The family extends a special thanks to the entire staff and residents of Hebron Hall at Oakwood Village. "Nothing in this world is ever rally lost. Those we cherish will always live on in memory."

 

Godding, Walter H.

            MADISON — Walter H. Godding, age 82, of Madison, died on Monday, April 17, 1995 at his home. He was born on December 8, 1912 in Madison, where he lived his entire life, Walter was a veteran of World War II and was employed by Yellow Cab and later worked for Research Products Lab for eight years. He married the former Marcella Nelson on January 7, 1965. He is survived by his wife, Marcella; a daughter, Cindy Sanders of Florida; two grandsons, Tommy and Chad Sanders; a great grandson; a brother, Kenneth Godding of Janesville; and two sisters. Military rites will be conducted by the Madison Area Veterans Council at SUNSET MEMORY GARDENS CHAPEL at 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday, April 19, 1995. Friends may call from 12:30 p.m. until the tune of service at the chapel.

 

Steckler, John F.

            MADISON — John F. Steckler, age 89, died on Saturday, December 23, 1995. He was born on December 4, 1906 in Paoli. He married Janet Busch on January 26, 1929. John worked at Cantwell and Democrat Printing Company, later for the Yellow Cab Company where he retired in 1964. He then worked for Vandra Engraving until 1991. He was a member of St. Mark's Lutheran Church. John loved music, fishing, and was an avid bowler. Survivors include his wife, Janet; two daughters, Donna (Ben) Scalissi and Joann (Don) Wilson, all of Madison; a son, Jonn Jr. (Peggy) of Houston, Texas; eight grandchildren; eight greatgrandchildren; a sister-in-law, Evelyn Steckler of Madison; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; two sisters; and a brother. Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday, December 27, 1995 at the SCHROEDERCRESS FUNERAL HOME, 3325 East Washington Avenue. Burial will be in Forest Hill Cemetery. Friends may call from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, December 26, 1995 at the funeral home. "The family would like to thank Meriter Park Hospital, Meriter Home Care, and St. Mary's Care Center for their kindness and caring."

 

Roh, John David (Jack)

            MADISON John (Jack) David Roh, age 53, died unexpectedly at home on Sunday, January 7, 1996. He is survived by his wife Mavis; his son William; his mother Lucille of Madison; two brothers, Robert (Mary) Roh, Middletown, Pennsylvania and James (Rose) Roh of Madison; and many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and many friends and coworkers at Union Cab. A memorial service will be held at 4:00 pm on Friday, January 12, 1996 at the SCHROEDER-CRESS FUNERAL HOME, 3325 East Washington Avenue. John's wish was to be cremated. Simple with no fuss, so please no flowers.

 

Wheeler, Rollin "Ron"E.

            MADISON - Rollin "Ron" Wheeler, age 83, died on Friday June 14, 1996, at Middleton Village Nursing Center. He was born on January 5, 1913, on Easy Street in the Town of Westport and moved to Madison in 1930. He married the former Eleanor W. Niebuhr on April 29, 1939, in Nashua, Iowa at (The Little Brown Church in the Vale.) He was a long-time member of St. John's Lutheran Church in Madison. He retired in 1976 from Champion International (formerly General Paper and Supply Company). He also spent many years driving and dispatching for the Yellow Cab Company, “Ron" enjoyed bowling, cards, bingo and was an avid softball player in his early years. Survivors include a daughter, Janet (Gary) Herold of Madison; two sons, Tames (Sherrie) Wheeler of Libertyville, Illinois and David (Dianne) Wheeler of Middleton; four grandchildren, Jeff and Sara Herold of Madison and Erin and Gregg Wheeler of Libertyville, Illinois; he is also survived by many relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife; a grandson, Brian Herold; a brother, Harold; and two sisters, Lucile and Ruth. Funeral services will be held pn Monday, June 17, 1996, at11:00 a.m. at ST. JOHN'S LUTHERAN CHURCH, 322 East Washington Avenue in Madison. Reverend Sue Sheffer-Meyer will officiate. Burial will follow at Highland Memory Gardens in Cottage Grove. Friends may call on Monday, June 17, 1996, from 10:00 a.m. until the time of services at the church. In lieu of flowers the family, has requested that memorials be made to St. John's Luthern Church, the American Cancer Society, or the National Kindey Foundation.

 

Burgdorff, Harold H.

            MADISON - Harold H. Burgdorff, age 87, passed away on Friday, April 25, 1997, at a local nursing facility. He was born in Weyauwega on February 11, 1910, to the late Herbert and Pearl (Billings) Burgdorff. He married the former Dorothy Cnare in Madison on May S; 1940. She preceded him in death in 1993. Mr. Burgdorff graduated from Westfield High School in 1926, and was the last living survivor of his graduating class. He graduated from MATC and became an accountant with the Yellow Cab Company and later, was the general manager of the Badger Cab Company until his retirement in 1978. Harold was a member of the Bethany United Methodist Church. Mr. Burgdorff is survived by his daughter, Peggy Douglas of Minneapolis, Minnesota; two grandchildren, Elizabeth Ann and Andrew John Douglas; and a great-grandson, Damion Scott Douglas, all of Minneapolis, Minnesota; many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife mentioned above; a brother, Alden; and a sister, Irma. Funeral services will be held at the CRESS FUNERAL HOME, 3610 Speedway Road at 2:30 p.m. on Monday, April 28, 1997. The Reverend Dave Harsh will officiate. Burial will follow in Forest Hill Cemetery. Friends may call from 5:00 until 7:00 p.m. on Sunday, April, 27, 1997, at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, because of his love for children and his grandchildren, Harold requested that memorials be made to the Children's Home Society of Minnesota, 1605 Eustis Street, St. Paul, Minnesota, 55108 or to the family.

 

Beale-Zurian, Yvonne "Bonnie"J.

            MADISON - Bonnie Beale-Zurian, age 69, of Madison, died unexpectedly on Sunday, May 31, 1998 in a Madison hospital. She was born on August 22, 1928 in Madison where she has been a lifelong resident. She worked as a dispatcher for Checker Yellow Cab and later Madison Taxi. She also worked as a cook at several area restaurants. She married William Zurian on October 20, 1973 in Madison. In addition to her husband she is survived by four children, Karen Sue (Gary) Berg of Madison, Mike Elliott of Madison, Marlin Ward (Kathryn) Elliott of Madison and Dennis Lester (Marcia) Elliott of Sun Prairie; a brother, Richard (Betty) Beale of Madison; six grandchildren and five great-grandchildren; and two dear friends, Lou Van Lanen and Ron Strohbusch both of Madison. She was preceded in death by her parents, Marlin and Fern (Ward) Beale. Funeral services will be held at the RYAN FUNERAL HOME, 2418 N. Sherman Ave. on Thursday, June 4, 1998 at 6:00 p.m. Reverend Barbara Berg will officiate. Internment will be neld at the Forest Hill Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home on Thursday from 4:00 p.m. until the time of service.

 

Burchette, Robert Butcher

            MADISON Robert H. Butcher Burchette, age 61, died Friday, June 29, 2001, in his residence. He was born Nov. 13, 1939, in Madison, the son of Robert M. and Margaret C. (Longfield) Burchette. Prior to his retirement in July 1999, Butcher had been employed by the Madison Metropolitan Sewage System for 26 years. He was a member of St. Dennis Catholic Church, the Eagles Club, and C.C. Rider Club, all in Madison. On Sundays, he was known for providing transportation of the handicapped to church. He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force. Survivors include the son Bobby (Carla) (Burchette) Conners of Madison; a sister, Saundra Burchette of Madison; a brother, Joseph Burchette of Madison; his half sister, Roberta Johann of Waunakee; a stepbrother, Gary (Maria) Johann of Minnesota; two grandchildren, Michael and Alex Marie (Burchette) Conners; many nieces, and nephews; as well as his special friends, Scott and Bonnie McCann. He was preceded in death by his parents; two sisters, Connie Arnold, and Judy Coffey; one brother, John Burchette; and one nephew, George Gugel. Funeral Services will be held at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, July 3, 2001, at ST. DENNIS CATHOLIC CHURCH, 413 Dempsey Rd. Father John Hesseling will officiate. Friends may call on Tuesday at the church from 11 a.m. until the time of service.

 

Norman, Eugene S.

            MADISON - Eugene S. Norman, age 68, passed away on Friday, March 1, 2002. Eugene was born on Sept. 19, 1933, in Madison, Wis., the son of Dwight and Edith (Peck) Norman. He attended East High School and enlisted into the US Navy. Eugene worked at Yellow Cab and Transfer Company as a dispatcher. Survivors include, a brother, Dwight G. (Patricia C.) Norman of Sun Prairie; a sister Duane M. (Loren) Winchester, of Senora, Calif., and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; and a brother, Tom. A memorial visitation will be held at the RY AN FUNERAL HOME, 2418 North Sherman Avenue, Madison on Tuesday, March 5, 2002, from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the HospiceCare Inc., 5395 East Cheryl Pkwy, Madison, Wis., 53711.

 

Digiosia, Salvatore D.

           OSHKOSH - Salvatore D. Digiosia, age 55, was born Aug. 10, 1948. He was a beloved husband, brother, uncle, and rock of so many relationships. He died on the morning of Friday, Aug. 29, 2003, after a long and glorious life. He was loved in life and remembered for always in spirit. A memorial gathering will be held on Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2003, from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. at 822 Washington Ave., Oshkosh, Wis.

 

Wightman, Victor J.

            Victor J. Wightman, 53, a lawyer, civil rights advocate and spirited community member of those who care about their fellow man, died of ALS and FTD on April 28, 2004, at Oakwood Senior Home in Vallejo.

            He was an avid runner and basketball player. As his long illness forced him to give up pursuits, he began to paint wooden objects with vivid colors and highly imaginative designs. He left behind a legacy of art pieces, some of which made their way to publications, Web sites and collectors' homes.

            Born on Staten Island, N.Y., Jan. 10, 1951, he moved with his family to Detroit, Mich. He then lived in Eau Claire, Wis., and graduated from the University of Wisconsin in Madison. Later he went to the University of West L.A. School of Law, passing the California bar exam in 1997.

            He was a dedicated labor organizer in both Madison, where he formed a taxicab drivers' union, and in L.A., where he formed unions at Citizens Action League, L.A.Unified School District (Local 99, SEIU) and People's College of Law (ASFCME, Local 1108).

            Victor made a lasting impression on everyone. His ready smile, quirky sense of humor and defense of those in need won him high praise and personal respect. His final years were hard for all who knew him as a vibrant force for good, but he wrestled his illness with the same intensity he used to voice his beliefs. His family and friends believe he left this world a better place for all of us.

            He leaves: his brother, Arthur Wightman, and wife and daughter, Martha and Chloe Wightman of Seattle, Wash.; sister, Johanna Wightman, and partner Robert Gutierrez of L.A.; sister, Rebecca Wightman, and husband Steven Schwartz and son and daughter Emily and Dominic Schwartz of San Francisco; brother, Alex Kane, and wife Sabrina Kane of San Jose; step-brother, Henry Schipper of L.A.; step-sister, Jenny Schipper, and husband John Kingsmill of Encinitas; mother, Ursula Morgan-Kane, and stepfather Hal Kane of Vallejo; and father, Victor G. Wightman of Mathiston, Miss.

            No formal service is planned, but those wishing to pay their respects and view his artwork may come by his mother's home from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, May 8, 2004. Call (707) 552-2125 for details.

            In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to: STARS Center, c/o Vallejo Adult School, 1140 Capitol St., Vallejo, CA 94590.

 

Schulenberg, Richard F."Dick"

            MADISON - Richard F. "Dick" Schulenberg, age 71, of Madison, passed away on Wednesday, July 20, 2005, at St. Marys Medical Center. Dick was born on Dec. 7, 1933, in Madison, the son of Frank and Josephine (Worringer) Schulenberg. He married Doris Burdick "Dee" in 1958 in Madison. Dick enjoyed country music, playing cards, bowling and was a NASCAR fan. Dick was always known as a people person, who could talk to anyone. Dick worked as a taxi driver for Yellow Cab in Madison for 18 years. Later he worked as a carpenter for more than 20 years in the Madison area with Union Local No. 314. Survivors include four children, Bruce (Joanie) Schulenberg of Madison, Richard D. (Teresa) Schulenberg of Madison, Kathy (Jeff) Wuchterl of Watertown, and Michelle Lynch of Waterloo; a brother, David (Monya) Schulenberg of Pardeeville; three granddaughters; a niece and a nephew. He was preceded in death by his parents; and his wife, Doris "Dee" on April 22, 1996. A visitation will take place at the RYAN FUNERAL HOME, 2418 N. Sherman Ave., Madison, on Monday, July 25, 2005, from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m. Cremation rites will be accorded at a later date. In his memory, a memorial has been established.

 

Buss, Robert L.

            WAUNAKEE/ DANE - Robert L. Buss, age 78, died on Saturday, Nov. 19, 2005, at St. Marys Hospital in Madison. He was born on Dec. 25, 1926, to Herbert and Mable (Johnson) Buss. Bob served in the U.S. Marine Corps during World War II and later married the former Judy Briggs. Bob worked for a number of years with Madison Metro and later for WEA Insurance and retired in 1991. He enjoyed softball, which he played well into his later years. He also loved his cars, playing cards and bingo. He is survived by four children, Debbie (Wade) Millard of Sun Prairie, Bob Jr. (Sara) Buss of Edgerton, Sue (Charles) Egner of Sun Prairie and Julie (Thomas) Munz of Dane; 12 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and his step-sister, Connie Wopat. He was preceded in death by his parents; and two brothers, Leland and Glen Buss. Funeral services will be held on Tues- day, Nov. 22, 2005, at 11 a.m. at the WINN FUNERAL HOME in Waunakee. Monsignor James Gunn will preside. Friends may call on Tuesday at the funeral home from 10 a.m. until the time of services. Burial will take place in Sunset Memory Gardens Cemetery in Madison.

 

Ossmann, Kenneth C.

            MADISON - Kenneth C. Ossmann, age 86, passed away on Sunday, Oct. 15, 2006, at Middleton Village Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. Ken was born in Janesville on Aug. 29, 1920, to Charles and Ruth (Lone) Ossmann. His family moved to Madison shortly there after where he was a lifelong resident graduating from West High School in 1938 and from Madison Business College in 1942. On May 8, 1942, Ken and Shirley June Wegner were married in Dubuque, Iowa. Ken enlisted in the U.S. Air Force in the fall of 1942, completed pilot's training and served as a command pilot in B29 flying missions out of Guam. As a member of the 315th Bomb Wing, 1st Lieutenant Ossmann flew in "The Last Mission" which ended World War II. Following his return to Madison, Ken accepted a position with the Yellow Cab Company which was founded by his father. He became the firm's owner and president in 1965. Later in life, he served as the business administrator for the Zor Shrine. Ken had a record of long and distinguished service in Masonic and Shrine organizations, serving as Zor Shrine Potentate in 1973. He was a member of the Royal Order of Jesters and a recipient of the DeMolay Legion of Honor. He was also a member of the Madison Elks Lodge No. 410. Service in civic organizations included terms on both the Madison Chamber of Commerce's Convention and Promotion Committee and Traffic and Safety Committee. With a love for his family and a true zest for life, Ken lived each day to the fullest. He greeted all that he met with a smile on his face and a true warmth in his heart. One of his greatest delights was watching his grandsons grow into wonderful successful young men. Ken is survived by his wife, Shirley; daughter, Susan (Jim) Post of Janesville; grandsons, Brian (Katie) and Daniel Post, both of Janesville; and numerous other relatives and dear friends. He was preceded in death by his parents; and a sister, Gladys. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 19, 2006, at CRESS FUNERAL HOME, 3610 Speedway Road, Madison. Friends may greet the family from 11 a.m. until the time of service at the funeral home. Burial will take place In Prairie du Sac Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Shriners Hospitals for Crippled Children,  2211 North Oak Park Ave.,  Chicago, IL 60707-3392 or to the charity of the donors choice in Ken's name.

 

Tietz, Delmar Keith

            MADISON-Delmar Keith Tietz, age 75,passed away on Friday, Sept. 21, 2012, at Agrace Hospice Care.

            He was born on March 23,1937, in Plankinton, S.D, the son of Myrtle Mary (Smith) and Elmer Edward Henry Tietz. Delmar was the eighth child of 15 siblings. With 15 siblings, he always had something none of the others had; he was the middle child with seven brothers, seven sisters, seven older and seven younger. The family farm was located outside of Mitchell, S.D. Delmar joined the U.S. Air Force, and was stationed in Madison. Once in Madison, he met the love of his life, Lois Ann Krueger, on a blind date. She was the daughter of Adeline (Klawitter) and Albert Krueger. Del and Lois were married on Aug. 2, 1958. By November 1963, their family was complete with four children, Cindy, Dennis, Yvonne and Jeffrey.

            Delmar taught his family the importance of family, working hard, and that nothing comes on its own. He always said, 'There is no question not worth asking, if you don't ask, you will never know.” Del worked his entire life and retired from Madison Metro (City of Madison).

            He is survived by his wife, Lois, three children, Cindy (Jim) Jazdzewski, Dennis (Phyllis) Tietz and Yvonne (Steve) Monson: grandchildren, Alicia (Steve) Schuch, Kelsey (Jeremiah) Tilley, Sara Marie Monson, and Megan Lynn Monson; great-grandchildren, Joseph Del-James Schuch and Jayla Louise Schuch: four brothers, and two sisters. He was preceded in death by his infant son, Jeffrey, his parents; five sisters; three brothers; mother-in-law;and father-in-law.

            Funeral services will be held at EASTSIDE EVANGELICAL LUTHERAN CHURCH, 2310 Independence Lane, Madison, at noon on Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2012, with the Rev. Glen Schmiege presiding. Burial will be at Roselawn Memorial Park. Visitation will be held at the church from 10 a.m., until the time of service on Tuesday.

            A special thank you to Heidi Allen and Associates of Dean Wound Care, Agrace HospiceCare, St. Mary's Renal Clinic, and Reverend Glen Schmiege for their care.

            Thank you for teaching us all the best values in life, you will be missed by us all, but a part of you will stay with us forever. We love you.

 

Sundberg, Stephen Peter

            ONTONAGON Mich./ MADISON - Steve Sundberg, age 63, passed away suddenly of an apparent heart attack on Oct 31, 2013, in Ontonagon. Mich. Steve was born in Duluth. Minn., to Oscar and Katherine Sundberg on Oct 18,1950. The family moved to Madison, where Steve spent most of his life Steve was a graduate of LaFollette High School and later in life the Wisconsin School of Electronics. Steve was employed by Yellow and Union Cab Company in Madison as well as Greyhound Bus Company. Steve also worked for the Gordon Flesch Company for many years before retiring and moving permanently to Ontonagon, Mich. Steve is survived by his wife, Cheryl Sundberg of Ontonagon. Mich., daughter, Lissa Sundberg of Seattle. Wash./Madison; god-grandson, Matthew Yancey, brother, Ron (Nancy) Sundberg of San Jose. Calif.; sister-in-law, Julie (Rob) Olson of Ontonagon, Mich., brothers-in-law Jim (Pat) Blair. Ed (JoAnn) Blair. Paul (Debra) Blair. David Blair, all of Madison, Ron (Richard) Blair of Portland. Ore.; sisters-m-law Mary Sundberg of Placerville, Calif., Betty Jean Foster and Geraldine Ware both of Madison, numerous nieces and nephews and many friends Steve was preceded in death by his first wife, Linda Sundberg. his parents, Katherine and Oscar Sundberg and other family members A social gathering will be held on Thursday, Nov. 11, 2013, at the COLISEUM BAR, 232 Olin Avenue, Madison, W! 53713 wwwcoliseum- barmadison.com from 4 p m to 7 p m. Additional funeral services will be held at Cane Funeral Home. 310 N Steel Street. Ontonagon, Michigan 49953 www canefuner- alhome.com Visitation will be from 5 p m until 8 p m Tuesday. Nov 5. 2013 Funeral Services will be held from 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2013.

 

Heyroth, Roger R.

            MADISON - Roger R. Heyroth, age 83, of Madison, passed away on May 31, 2014, at Agrace HospiceCare. He was preceded in death by his wife, Charlotte Heyroth. He is survived by a brother, Donald Heyroth of Waunakee; a sister, Maxine Ballweg-Rose (Gene) of Madison; and nieces and nephews. There will be no services at his request.

 

Elding, Kurt (Tort) David

            MADISON - Kurt (Tort) David Elding passed away on April 1, 2015. Kurt was born on Nov. 15, 1951, in Madison, Wis. He attended Madison West High School and Madison Business College. Kurt worked for Madison Freight for 25 years and was the "King of the Road" winning five years for Best Driver. He enjoyed golf, the Milwaukee Brewers, the Chicago Blackhawks, the Badgers, and his beloved Green Bay Packers. Kurt will be remembered for his subtle, irreplaceable sense of humor. Kurt touched many lives and will be missed by all.

            Kurt was a loving husband of 30 years to Lorelei; devoted father to Kayla, Bompa to Ruby Roo; brother to Roberta (Brad) and Kent (Robin); son-in-law to Frank Dorgan; brother-in-law to Colleen Dorgan; uncle to Scott, Laura, Brooke, Paige, Andrea, and Michael; and friend to many. Kurt was preceded in death by Robert and Kay Elding.

            A visitation will be held at IMMACULATE HEART OF MARY CATHOLIC CHURCH, 4913 Schofield Ave., Monona, on Saturday, April 11, 2015, at 9:30 a.m., followed by a memorial Mass of Christian Burial with Father John Silva presiding at 10:30 a.m. A celebration luncheon in Marian Hall at the church will follow. Favorite sports team attire preferred.

            In lieu of flowers, condolences and donations can be made at http://www.youcaring.com/medical-fundraiser/kurt-elding-support-for-our-main-man/320424.

 

Walsvik, Kathy L. "Katy"

            MADISON - Kathy L. "Katy" Walsvik, age 61, of Madison, passed away on Monday, March 2, 2009. She was born on Sept. 10, 1947, in Madison, the daughter of Orvin and Betty (Thompson) Walsvik. Kathy graduated from Monona Grove High School in 1965. She also attended the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Kathy worked as an interpreter for the deaf and worked using voice recognition software for Captel. She was also a published poet. Kathy published her book in 2005 which was titled "...and furthermore...". She was a favorite on the Authors Den and wrote poetry for almost every family event as a gift. Kathy is survived by her son, Adam Walsvik; her stepmother, Kay Walsvik; five sisters, Jimalee (Bill) Binn, Valerie (Gary) Klein, Gretchen Stohl (Alan Warczak), Heidi (Chris) Gill and Kara Stohl; a brother, Storm (Penny) Walsvik; her best friend, Kathy Lawrence; and many wonderful cousins. She was preceded in death by her parents; and her sister, Tammy Walsvik Kruzan. Funeral services will be held at GUNDERSON EAST FUNERAL HOME, 5203 Monona Drive, at 6 p.m. on Friday, March 6, 2009. Visitation will be held at the funeral home from 4 p.m. until the time of service on Friday.

Multi-Grain

The laughing alfalfa

Was feeling his oats,

The wheat added humor quite ryely

It was Timothy who

Finally got both their goats

With corny jokes he prized quite highly.

Sept. 24, 2002

Gunderson East Funeral and Cremation Centers 5203 Monona Drive (608) 221-5420 www.gundersonfh.com