Obituaries

Fri
11
Apr

James C. McGrogan

James C. McGrogan, age 39 of Chesterton, Ind., passed away in Eagle County, Colo. He was born on Nov. 11, 1974, in Valparaiso, Ind., to William J. and Arlene J. (Nover) McGrogan, who survive of Porter, Ind.  

He is survived by his wife, Sharon Welsh, and children, David and Alaina McGrogan of Chesterton, Ind.

Jim was an Emergency Medicine Physician from 2006 to 2013 with Southern Wisconsin Emergency Associates in Janesville. In 2013 Jim and Sharon returned to Chesterton, Ind., to be closer to their families and Jim joined Valley Emergency Physicians in Mishawaka, Ind. Jim was a devoted husband and father who loved his wife and children and who was in turn loved by them. He will be greatly missed.

Thu
10
Apr

Janice A. “Jan” Laumann

Janice A. “Jan” Laumann, age 71, of Stoughton, passed away on Monday, April 7, 2014, at St. Mary’s Hospital. She was born on Dec. 6, 1942, in Milwaukee, where she was raised by her parents, Michael and Drusilla Bahr. Jan was united in marriage to Dennis J. Laumann on June 28, 1975.

She was a bookkeeper for many years at the churches where she was a member. Jan was a passionate golfer and bowler, and longtime member of the Stoughton Country Club. She loved being with family and friends and was a devoted fan of the Badgers and Packers. Jan also enjoyed traveling and cruising.

Jan is survived by her daughter, Michelle Laumann; step-son, David (Denise) Laumann; two grandchildren, Conor and Kirsten; and two brothers, Ken (Betty) Bahr and Lee Bahr. She was preceded in death by her husband, Dennis; and her parents.  

Thu
10
Apr

Herman W. Theiler

Herman W. Theiler, age 91, passed away peacefully on Friday, March 28, 2014, at Nazareth Health and Rehabilitation, with his family at his side. He was born in New Glarus on March 13, 1923, to Swiss immigrants Fred and Freida (Hugli) Theiler.

Herman graduated from New Glarus High School. He enlisted in the U.S. Navy and served his country during WWII on the U.S.S. Enterprise. On Nov. 17, 1946, Herman married Pauline Horner at the Blanchardville Methodist Church. They settled in Stoughton in 1948, and became members of Stoughton United Methodist Church. Herman retired after 30 years of service to Seybold Floor Coverings. He was a life member of the Stoughton VFW Post 328, member of Stoughton American Legion Post 59, and longtime member of the Kegonsa Masonic Lodge #73 of Stoughton.

Thu
03
Apr

Susan “Jill” Schutz

Susan “Jill” Schutz passed away peacefully at Rest Haven Nursing Home on Thursday, March 28. She was born on Nov. 5, 1943, in Salt Lake City to Dr. Weston Schutz and Jeanne McKown. She attended UW-Oshkosh where she received her master’s degree in special education. She taught for over 30 years and spent her last 16 years of teaching at Stoughton High School.

Jill was a teacher by nature and occupation and always went above and beyond to help her students succeed. Jill was also an avid nature lover and could often be found working on her garden or making sure the local wildlife were well taken care of.  

She is survived by her daughter, Bridget Schutz-Ducklow, who she always supported and pushed to follow her passions. She is also survived by her sisters Mary Pederson, Debbie Sachen, and Judy Weso, and her brothers David Schutz and Paul Schutz.

Thu
13
Mar

Frances K. Paolo

Frances K. Paolo, age 95, of Cottage Grove, passed away with family by her side on Wednesday, March 5, 2014, at St. Mary’s Hospital. She was born on Jan. 23, 1919, in Dodgeville, Mich., the daughter of Frank and Mary (Chop) Vukonich.

Frances was first united in marriage with Nathan Martin and then Tony Paolo. She loved cooking, baking, and going through recipe books. Frances also loved canning and enjoyed crocheting and knitting.

While married, she enjoyed traveling and visiting family and friends. She was also a lifetime member of the Ladies Auxiliary in Hibbing, Minn.

Frances is survived by a niece, Carol “Sparky” Huck; great-nieces and a great-nephew.

She was preceded in death by her first and second husband; sisters; brothers; and her beloved dog, Mickey.

Thu
13
Mar

Shirley Ann Thorsen

Shirley Ann Thorsen, age 67, passed away on Friday, March 7, 2014, at Agrace HospiceCare. She was born on Oct. 18, 1946, in Bemidji, Minn., the daughter of Wayne and Viola Derby.

Shirley was a longtime hairdresser in Stoughton and she touched many people’s lives. She enjoyed going to Vegas with her husband Leo and spending time with her sons at Camp Randall Stadium.

Shirley loved to watch the Packers, Badgers, NASCAR, and spending time with her grandkids.

Shirley is survived by her husband Leo, her mother Vi, five sons Michael (Susie) of De Pere, Christopher (April) of Oregon, Aaron, Jasen, Dorian and her daughter Becky (Craig) of Stoughton. She is also survived by her six grandchildren, Austen, Kaley, Laken, Jacob, Gage, and Jacob; and three sisters, Sharon (Neil) Lewis, Bonnie (Garen) Emrick and Donna (Tom) Phillips.
She was preceded in death by her father Wayne.

Thu
13
Mar

Ruth Jane Herbeck

Ruth Jane Herbeck, “Ruthie,” age 87, passed away peacefully on March 3, 2014. She was born on Aug. 5, 1926, in Elroy, the daughter of Frederick and Wilhelmenia Jensen. She was united in marriage to Daniel Frank Herbeck on Aug. 4, 1951, at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Elroy. He preceded her in death in 2002.

Thu
13
Mar

Marilyn J. Anderson

Marilyn J. Anderson, age 86, of Stoughton, passed away after a long battle with Diabetes, Addison’s and heart disease on Saturday, March 8, 2014, at Skaalen Home. She was born on Oct. 19, 1927, in Racine, the daughter of Stephen and Frances (Olson) Hart. She married Wilfred M. Anderson on Nov. 10, 1945, in Stoughton.

Marilyn was a member of Covenant Lutheran Church in Stoughton. Marilyn was many things, baker, beader, gardener, farmer, shoe maker, pants maker, foster mother to more than 40 babies, and crocheted more than 100 cozy covers for cancer patients. Her sense of humor and her laughter were some of her greatest gifts.

Thu
13
Mar

Terry A. Brumley

Terry A. Brumley, age 49, of Stoughton, passed away on Wednesday, March 5, 2014, at Agrace HospiceCare. He was born on May 29, 1964, in Madison, the son of LeRoy and Barbara (Scharf) Brumley.

Terry graduated from Stoughton High School in 1982. Following high school he joined the U.S. Army and served in Korea for two years. Terry worked at Gullickson Trucking and previously at Goodyear Manufacturing. In his spare time, Terry was a Harley enthusiast; he loved riding his motorcycle. Terry was a member of the Sauk Prairie Hog Chapter. He enjoyed spending time with his family and numerous friends.

Terry is survived by his daughter, Ashley Brumley; two step-daughters, Nichole Rusch and Brittany Wiedenbeck; mother, Barbara Brumley; granddaughter, Madison Brumley; niece, Marcella Pulliam; and cousins, Jeff and Debra Thomas.  

He was preceded in death by his father, LeRoy; infant son, Joshua; aunt, Donna Thomas; and grandparents, Gordon and Dolores Scharf.

Thu
13
Mar

June Harriet Wright

June Harriet Wright, age 89, formerly of Rosendale, passed away peacefully on Thursday, March 6, 2014, in Oshkosh, with family by her side.

June was born June 19, 1924, in Stoughton, the daughter of Thomas Odin and Emma (Hendrickson) Joitel. She was a graduate of Stoughton High School class of 1942. June went on to attend Madison Cosmetology School in Madison and worked as a Beauty Operator for two years in Madison. On Oct. 3, 1946, June was united in marriage to Edmund O. “Ed” Wright at Central Lutheran Church in Stoughton. June was a lifelong member of Peace Lutheran Church of Rosendale, where she sang in the church choir for 40 years, was part of the Ladies Aid and Prayer Circle. June was an amazing and loving wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. Her greatest joy in life was spending time with her family.

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