Obituaries

Thu
18
Dec

Patricia Mulholland

Patricia Lynn Anderson Mulholland passed away at Huntsville Hospital, Huntsville, Ala. on Thursday morning, Dec. 11, 2014.  

Patti was born in Madison on April 4, 1951, to her beloved parents, Delbert and Agnes (Greene) Anderson of Stoughton. She earned her bachelors degree in special education at the University of Wisconsin, Madison in 1973 and followed that degree with a masters degree in psychology also from UW-Madison.  

Thu
18
Dec

Barbara Ellen Patterson

Mrs. Barbara Ellen Patterson, age 88, a longtime resident of Evansville, passed away on Wednesday, Dec. 10, 2014. She was born in Madison on May 10, 1926, to Noart and Helen (Gryttenholm) Klongland.  

Barbara was united in marriage to Phillip Gordon Patterson on May 29, 1948. 

She was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church for over 65 years and was a 40-year member of the Monday Morning Prayer Group.  

Thu
18
Dec

Donna Jean Wegner

Donna Jean Wegner, age 73, passed away on Wednesday, Dec. 10, 2014, at Skaalen Nursing and Rehab. She was born on July 30, 1941, in Whitewater, the daughter of Arnold and Lila (Sutherland) Christenson.

Donna went to school in Jefferson and graduated from Jefferson High School. She was a longtime resident of Stoughton.

She loved her job at Skaalen Nursing Home where she worked as an aide for many years.

She was an avid reader and would read every day.

Donna is survived by her children, Scott (Janis) Wegner, Kira (Scott) McMillan and Chris (Vicki) Wegner; many grandchildren and many great-grandchildren.

Thu
18
Dec

Gwen A. Quam

Gwen A. Quam, age 73, of Stoughton, passed away on Sunday, Dec. 14, 2014, at Agrace HospiceCare in Fitchburg.  

She married Eric J. Quam on Nov. 23, 1957, in Evansville. 

Gwen liked to do crafts and work in her flower gardens. She was a member of St. Ann Catholic Church. Gwen worked for Well’s Fargo, Stoughton State Bank and First National Bank. She loved collecting moose, mice and angels figurines.  

Gwen is survived by her husband, Eric; son, James (JoAnn) Quam; granddaughter, Kaila Hover-Quam; great-granddaughter, Brooklynn Stenjum; brothers, Charles (Jacqualine) Farrell and Lee Farrell; sister, Margaret (Mahlon) Hallmark; and nieces and nephews.  

She was preceded in death by her parents and son, Mark.  

Thu
18
Dec

Robert J. Anderson

Robert J. Anderson, age 77, of Stoughton, passed away on Sunday, Dec. 14, 2014, at Nazareth House.  

He was born on June 27, 1937, in Polk County, Wis., the son of Alvin and Hazel (Eggers) Anderson.  He was first united in marriage to Patricia McCune and later married to Evelyn Hatlan.  

Robert was employed at Uniroyal for over 36 years, retiring in 2002.  He had a great sense of humor and loved to whistle. He also loved John Wayne, horses, horse pulls, and pickup trucks. Robert was a loving husband, father and a wonderful grandfather. 

Robert is survived by his wife, Evelyn; children, Roberta (Marcelino) Dominguez, John Anderson and David (Heather) Anderson; step-children, Liz (Terry) Pratt, Maxine Elliott, Mike Elliott and Pat Elliott; 13 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; brothers, Gene Anderson and Larry D. Anderson; sister, Geraldine Anderson; and nieces and nephews.  

Thu
18
Dec

Peter Joseph Kanikula

Peter J. “Pete” Kanikula, KD9YS, age 90, of Butternut, died on Friday, Dec. 5, 2014, surrounded by family and his loving wife, Violet. He was born Nov. 1, 1924, in the house his father built by hand.

His parents were Peter and Josephine (Adamczyk) Kanikula. His father and uncle immigrated from Poland in 1911. Then Josephine and her sister arrived in 1914 and married the brothers. Josephine and Peter raised Pete and his eight siblings in Cicero, a Chicago neighborhood where Al Capone was known to frequent. 

Wed
10
Dec

Donald W. Harrington

Donald W. Harrington, age 81, passed away peacefully in his sleep at his home on Tuesday, Dec. 2.

He was born in Edgerton on April 12, 1933, the son of Grant and Mildred (Barrett) Harrington.

Don graduated from Edgerton High School and enlisted in the U.S. Air Force.

He served his country honorably, was stationed in Texas and in Okinawa and flew B52 planes over Korea.  

On December 8, 1956, Don married Jacqueline Burch. Together, they enjoyed travelling and spending time with their family. They celebrated 50 years of marriage in 2006.

Don worked as a construction superintendent for Findorf for over 20 years and then became the superintendent of maintenance for Edgerton Schools until his retirement in 1998.

Wed
03
Dec

Dorothy Marie Dagget

Dorothy Marie Daggett, age 91, passed away on Nov. 27, at Stoughton Hospital.

She was born on Feb. 23, 1923, in Vermont, Wis., the daughter of John and Julia (Handel) Kraak.

She married Edward Daggett on July 12, 1947, in Madison at Holy Redeemer. Edward preceded Dorothy in death on March 31, 2006. 

Dorothy was a Stoughton resident since 1956 and a longtime member of St. Ann’s Catholic Church. She was recently honored for her role in starting and managing the hot lunch program at St. Ann’s.

Dorothy spent a lot of her time as a volunteer at the Stoughton Hospital, Nazareth House,and St. Ann’s Church and School.

Mom was a great cook, avid reader and enjoyed watching the Packers and Badgers.

Wed
26
Nov

Kathleen Marie (Iliff) Korthuis Ehle

Kathleen Marie (Iliff) Korthuis Ehle was called home to be with the Lord on Friday, Nov. 14, 2014. 

She will be remembered for her great kindness and generous heart. She will be dearly missed by all who knew her.

She was pre-deceased by her daughter, Dianne Marie Korthuis, her first husband, Dr. Dick Korthuis, and her second husband, Mr. Claire Ehle.

Kathleen is survived by her daughters Barbara (Rev. David) Anderson, Carolyn (Geo) Sipp, Darlene (David) Gallman and Kathleen (Randy) Squier; and by her stepchildren, Kathleen (Paul) Campbell, John (Rosemary) Ehle and Steve Ehle.

Her 13 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren will also lovingly miss her.

Wed
26
Nov

Glen Alden Gauper

Glen Alden Gauper, age 89, passed away peacefully on Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014. He was born in Duluth, Minn., on March 22, 1925, the son of Harold and Julia (Norman) Gauper. 

Glen graduated from UW-Madison with a degree in electrical engineering, and was a sales engineer with Westinghouse his entire career. 

On Oct. 8, 1955, he married Joyce A. Flugum, and together they made their home in the Chicago area until retirement in 1986 when they moved to Stoughton. They were active members of Covenant Lutheran Church and in the Stoughton community. Glen was a dedicated volunteer with RSVP. 

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