Obituaries

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30
Jul

Robert G. Eddingsaas

Robert G. Eddingsaas, age 78, of Rochester, Minn., died at his home surrounded by his loving family after a long journey with heart disease on Thursday, July 24, 2014. A celebration of Robert’s life was held on Sunday, July 27, at Mount Olive Lutheran Church (2830 18th Avenue NW), Rochester with Pastor Susan Li officiating. Full military rites were performed at the church by members of the American Legion William T. McCoy Post #92 of Rochester. Interment will be in the Mt. Olive Columbarium at a later date. Pallbearers were Mark Vahlsing, Brian Zimmer, Michael Smith, Ryan Smith, Justin Vahlsing, Bergen Zimmer, Dane Zimmer and Brock Zimmer.

Wed
30
Jul

Dennis R. Maerz

Dennis R. Maerz, age 66, passed away on Friday, July 25, 2014, at the UW Hospital. He was born on Oct. 2, 1947, in Waunakee, the son of Joseph and Mary (Werla) Maerz. He married Sue Woods on March 7, 1990, in Las Vegas, Nev.  

Dennis attended the Stoughton School District and it was also where he worked for many years until his retirement. He served his country in the United States Army until his discharge. Dennis loved the time spent playing with his dogs, working in his flower garden and the trips to Vegas.   Dennis enjoyed watching sports but his favorite and most important sport was his NASCAR. He not only watched and attended races he also drove stock car, driving the PT73. Dennis was a great friend to many people, never shying away from lending a hand to someone in need. He will be greatly missed by his family and his many friends.  

Wed
30
Jul

Mary E. McLimans

Mary McLimans, age 63, of Stoughton passed away on Friday, July 25, 2014, at St. Mary’s Hospital. She was born on Nov. 15, 1950, in Madison, the daughter of Carl and Aileen (Reinhold) McConley.

Mary wed the love of her life, Willard (Bill) McLimans, on Sept. 26, 1970, in Monona. She was a member of St. Ann Catholic Church.  

Mary was an avid reader, enjoyed traveling and collecting diverse items such as wind chimes and teddy bears. Her greatest enjoyment came from spending time with her grandchildren. She was a devoted daughter and an even more devoted mother, who really shined when her children needed her.

Wed
23
Jul

Dalyce Y. Goldade

Dalyce Y. Goldade, age 78, of Stoughton passed away on Sunday, July 20, 2014. She was born on Sept. 12, 1935, in Frankfort, S.D., the daughter of Milton and Pearl (Michels) Motley.

Dalyce was united in marriage to Robert Goldade on Nov. 10, 1956. She attended and graduated from Aberdeen High School. Dalyce was employed at General Casualty Insurance Company for 20 years.

She enjoyed reading mysteries and history, traveling the world, watching her son and grandsons race and spending time with her family.

Dalyce is survived by her daughter, Robin (Kevin) Ballentine; sons, Tod (Terri) Goldade and Michel Goldade; two grandsons, Tod “TJ” (Karen) Goldade and Ryan (Erin) Goldade; two great-grandchildren, Brody and Natalie; brother, Dr. Dellyn (Mildred) Motley; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law and other relatives.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; and sister, Kay (Arvid) Realsen.

Wed
23
Jul

Daniel R. ‘Dann’ Judd

Daniel “Dann” Judd, age 62, passed away peacefully at his home with his loving wife, Marlene, by his side on Wednesday, July 16, 2014, following a battle with cancer.

Dann was born on July 9, 1952, in Stoughton, the son of Carroll and Elizabeth “Bess” (Taylor) Judd. He graduated from Stoughton High School in 1971.

Dann enlisted in the Marines in 1972. Later he was employed by Uniroyal for 35 years.

Dann married Marlene A. Anderson on Sept. 25, 1993. He was an avid reader and enjoyed the outdoors, fishing and hunting. Dann was a member of the Stoughton American Legion Post 59. Dann was also a dedicated Badger Football fan. In 1994 Dann and Marlene enjoyed a belated honeymoon to watch the Badgers achieve their first victory at the Rose Bowl. 

Wed
23
Jul

Edward E. Ortman Jr.

Edward E. Ortman Jr., 81, of East Peoria, Ill., passed away on Tuesday, July 15, 2014, at his residence.

Edward was born on Dec. 8, 1932, to Edward Sr. and Clara Quam Ortman in Madison. He married Carol Kruckenberg on June 8, 1957, in Edgerton. She survives.

Also surviving are his three sons, Danny Ortman of Bartonville, Ill., Tom (Linda) Ortman of Seymour, Tenn., and Robert Ortman of East Peoria, Ill.; siblings, Donna Clark, Sonia Tomlin, Sharon Manthey, Judy Woyak, Terry Ortman, Monte Ortman and Margit Pearson; seven grandchildren, Danyelle, John, Joseph, Caleb, Michael, Andrew and Jacob; one great-grandson, Bradley Wilson; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, Gale Ortman and Marc Ortman.

Wed
23
Jul

Bernard ‘Barny’ Jesse Beckwith

Bernard “Barny” Jesse Beckwith, age 85, passed away peacefully on July 18, 2014, at Skaalen in Stoughton. Barny was born in Riley on Oct. 3, 1928, to Jesse and Oral (Spitler) Beckwith. He married Louise Hermanson in Blanchardville on May 22, 1951. Barny was a Korean War veteran.

Barny enjoyed spending time fishing, collecting marbles, going to garage sales and spending time tinkering in his garage. Barny worked in the construction field, including building new homes in the Stoughton area. After retirement, he discovered his hidden talent of painting scenery on milk cans, kerosene burners and wheel barrels and saw blades. He will be remembered for his willingness to help others and his ability to re-purpose used items into treasures such as trailers.

Wed
09
Jul

Dylan R. Nelson

Dylan R. Nelson, age 25, passed away unexpectedly on Friday, July 4, 2014. He was born on July 4, 1989, the son of Jon and Sheri (Smithback) Nelson.

Dylan is survived by his mother, Sheri (Rick McLaughlin) Nelson; daughter, Paige Ava Rae Nelson; long-time girlfriend, Jordan Robinson; sister, Teena (Mitch) Nelson; brothers, Blaze (Ashley) Nelson and Joel (Tammy) Harper; grandmother, Lillian Smithback; and nieces and nephews, Ashley, Miranda, Wyatt, Olivia, Jaxson, Gabi, Lexx, Armani and Tiernee.

He was preceded in death by his father, Jon S. Nelson; grandfather, Jon Smithback; and grandparents, Rodger and Ellen Nelson.

Wed
09
Jul

Gloria J. Fosdal

Gloria J. Fosdal, age 72, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on Saturday, July 5, 2014. She was born on March 5, 1942, in Stoughton, the daughter of Gerhard and Ruth Kittleson. She married Wayne Fosdal on Oct. 11, 1969, in Stoughton.

Gloria attended Stoughton High School. She also worked various jobs such as planting and harvesting tobacco. Most recently she retired from St. Vincent DePaul. Gloria enjoyed going to the cabin and traveling. Her favorite trip was to the Bahamas. She also loved spending time with her family.

She is survived by her husband, Wayne; daughter, Sandra Yates; grandchildren, Jacob, Ali and Jordan Yates; her sister, Barb (Ken) Spink; special niece Cindy Spink and several other nieces and nephews; and her dog Bucky.

Gloria was preceded in death by her parents, daughter Cheryl Fosdal, and her brothers Gerald and Norman Kittleson.

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09
Jul

Dorothy Brecht

Dorothy Brecht, age 88, passed away on Saturday, July 5, 2014, at Nazareth Health and Rehabilitation in Stoughton. Dorothy was born in Marshall, Minn., on Sept. 28, 1925, the daughter of Albert and Edith Anderson.

She was married to Charles Brecht in 1943 and together they had one daughter, Pamela. Dorothy worked as a bookkeeper for Quinn Chrysler-Plymouth, Inc. for many years.

She is survived by her son-in-law, Gary (Ellie) Kramer and grandson, Stewart Kramer, both of California; sister, Helen Hardman of Matteson, Ill.; brother, Richard Anderson of Red Bank, N.J.; nieces and nephews; and many friends.

Dorothy was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Charles, in 1984; daughter, Pamela Kramer in 1992; brothers, Everett and Cecil; and special friend, LeRoy Johnson.

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