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Debra Charlson

May 10, 1955 - Nov 28, 2023

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Janesville, WI

Debra L. Charlson age 68 of Sauk City, Wis. , passed away on the 28th of November 2023 at 9:05 a. m. at Waunakee Valley Skilled Nursing Home in Waunakee, Wis. She was born in Peoria, Ill. , to Phyllis Frede Baum and Russell Charlson, they both preceded her in death. Also preceding her in death were three brothers, and one sister. She is survived by her two former husbands, Essex Higgins, Jr. , and Gary Griscott, both of Peoria, Ill. Debbie was a kind and loving mother, sister, aunt, grandmother,...Read More

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Deanna May Foss

May 06, 1938 - Feb 24, 2024

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Janesville, WI

Deanna May Foss, age 85, of Janesville, passed away February 24, 2024 at Cedar Crest Health Center after suffering with Parkinson’s for many years. She was born May 6, 1938 in Madison WI, the daughter of Herbert and Cassie (Titus) Wesenberg. She graduated from Madison West High School in 1956 and went directly on to the Milwaukee Accredited School of Beauty Culture. After schooling was complete, she took a position as a beautician in Madison for the next five years.After a long courtship Dee married William C. Foss on August 15,1959 in Verona, WI. While in Madison, their first son was born. Shortly after their second son was born, the family moved to Janesville, WI. There she took teaching courses, which enabled her to work part time in a neighborhood nursery school. When her third child was in high school, she resumed, on a part time basis, her job as a beautician. During her years in Janesville she served her church, First Lutheran, in many different ways. Being involved as a Sunday school teacher, and holding leadership roles in both Cub Scouts and Girl Scouts, she was a great influence for her children. She was the ultimate homemaker; sewing, cooking, cleaning, taking care of flowers and always on the move. She enjoyed summer family vacations to many states, but her favorite site was the family cabin, built by her father, in Vilas County where she could enjoy the great outdoors.Dee is survived by her husband of 64 years, William; three children, Randall (Ruth) Foss of Appleton, Steven (Jill) of Plymouth MN, and Karen Asmus (Glenda) of Janesville; seven precious grandchildren; three great grandchildren, sister, Donna Frisinger.Preceded in death by her parents, infant brother, Dale; brother-in-law, Russell Frisinger.Visitation will be held from 9:30 a.m.- 11:00 a.m. on Monday March 4, 2024 at First Lutheran Church, 612 N. Randall Ave in Janesville service at 11:00 a.m. with Rev James Johnson officiating, interment at Milton Lawns Memorial Park will be private.Memorials may be made to First Lutheran Church Foundation, Cedar Crest Foundation or Agrace Hospice.We thank all in the Cedar Crest Healthcare Center who took passionate care of Dee for the past 4 years.SCHNEIDER FUNERAL HOME & CREMATORY is assisting the family.For online condolences and guestbook, please visit: http://www.schneiderfuneraldirectors.com

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Judy G. Abraham

May 18, 1952 - Feb 23, 2024

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Janesville, WI

Judy G. Abraham, 71, passed away Friday, February 23, 2024, at MercyHealth Hospital and Trauma Center. She was born May 18, 1952, in Aberdeen, SD, to the late Albert F. and Elizabeth (Wisneske) Dummer. On July 27, 1968, she married William Abraham in Janesville, WI. Judy enjoyed her seasonal career with Swiss Colony helping fulfill all the holiday orders for families.Judy enjoyed playing Facebook games, baking-especially with her mom, shopping, trips to Vegas, and of course her ultimate favorite playing bingo. Her love for her grandchildren and great grandchildren was unending as well.Judy is survived by her loving husband of 55 years, William ‘Bill’ Abraham, Sr; her children: Bill ‘Punky’ (Bobi) Abraham Jr, Gloria (Dan ‘Fuzzy’) Powers, Judith (Scott) Kirchner, and Keith Abraham; grandchildren: Billy Abraham, Brennan Abraham, Lucas (Val) Abraham, Brielle (Travis) Powers, Tracie (Ryan) Olson, Jacob (Amanda) Kirchner, Austin Abraham, and Chloe Abraham; great grandchildren: Conner, Robby, Jep, Avery, Addi, Elsie, and Lincoln; her siblings: Jim (Carol) Dummer, John (Theresa) Dummer, Bill (Lori) Dummer, and Jerry Withrow; sister-in-law Janice Withrow; Bill’s family: Frank Abraham and Selma Wright; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded by her parents; great granddaughter Emmy; siblings: Clifford McDonald, Glen Dummer, Bonnie Walker, Marie Perkins, Floyd Dummer, Shirley Wakefield, Maynard Withrow, Robert Withrow, and JoAnn Montalvo; Bill’s family: Gladys Ziegler, Donald Abraham, Laverne (Robert) Glissendorf, and Norman Abraham.Service for Judy will be Thursday, February 29, 2024, at 11:30 AM at the APFEL WOLFE FUNERAL HOME, 21 S. Austin Rd, Janesville. Visitation will begin Thursday at 9:30 AM until time of service at the FUNERAL HOME. Burial will follow at Milton Lawns Memorial Park. Janesville. Memorials are appreciated to Emmy’s Wish, emmyswishinc.com or to the Rock County Cancer Coalition. Online condolences may be made at www.apfelwolfe.com

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Paul Cooper

Aug 07, 1956 - Feb 23, 2024

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Janesville, WI

Paul Cooper, 67, of Fort Atkinson, passed away on Friday, February 23, 2024, at Mercy Health Hospital in Janesville. Born on August 7, 1956, he was son of the late Clyde Cooper and Marie Collins. In 1990, he married Donna Clark. Paul was employed at the Rock County Sheriffs Department for 26 years doing building maintenance. He was a firearms enthusiast and enjoyed target shooting and reloading. He is survived by his loving wife, Donna Cooper, four sons, Michael (Michelle) Moen, Han (Keisha) Fossum, Nicholas (Danielle) Cooper and Travis Cooper and grandson, Clay Cooper. A memorial service will take place in the near future

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Walter L. Krohn

Jan 27, 1932 - Feb 23, 2024

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Janesville, WI

Walter L. Krohn, age 92, passed away on February 23, 2024 at home. Walter was born in Birchwood, WI January 27, 1932, the son of Frank and Loella Krohn. Walter married Adrianne Graves on June 27, 1957, together they spent 66 years together before her passing on April 1, 2023.Walter retired from General Motors in 1987, after 37 years. Walter enjoyed time with his family, he and Adrianne liked to travel with their daughter Valerie. Walter had a good sense of humor and his favorite vice was scratch off lottery tickets.He is survived by his daughter, Val Radloff, grandson, Chad Radloff; granddaughter, Amber Radloff; many nieces, nephews and dear friend to many.Preceded in death by his parents, Frank and Loella Krohn, his wife of 66 years, Adrianne, siblings, Evelyn Hefty, Toby Krohn, Clara Rublowski, Marie Olmstead, Annie Matts, Vera Baker, and Franki Krohn.A private graveside service will be held at Milton Lawns Memorial Park.

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Eugene F. Rux

Jun 18, 1928 - Feb 19, 2024

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Janesville, WI

Eugene F. “Gene” Rux, 95, passed away on Monday, February 19, 2024 at SSM Health St. Mary’s Hospital Janesville, surrounded by his family. Gene was born on June 18, 1928 to Fred and Emma (Tomashaska) Rux in Eagle Township, Richland County, WI. He entered the United States Army in 1946 and was stationed in Germany while serving in WWII. He was honorably discharged in 1948. He married Elizabeth “Betty” Foley on July 26, 1952 in Loreto, WI. Together they raised two children, Brad and Judy. They moved to LaCrosse, WI in 1959 where he drove truck for Gateway Transportation. In 1973 they moved to Janesville, WI where Gene retired from TNT Holland Trucking in 1989. Upon retirement he worked for Fairview Florist delivering flowers and was later employed by Fagan Chevrolet as a shuttle driver for several years.Gene loved life. Spending time with family was very important to him. His grandchildren and great-grandchildren were his pride and joy. They always brought a big smile to his face. They all loved and adored “Papa”.Gene enjoyed fishing, hunting, and golfing. He especially loved his times in LaCrosse fishing with his buddies. LaCrosse was truly “God’s Country” in his mind. He was always ready to go back to visit. He was a big Green Bay Packer fan. He, along with his son, grandson, and son-in-law ushered at Lambeau Field during home games for many years.Gene is survived by his children, Brad (Kathy) Rux and Judy (Jeff) Erdmann; grandchildren, Jason (Candice) Rux, Sarah Rux, Josh (Brittany) Erdmann, and Kaitlin (Jeff) Simmons; great-grandchildren, Brayleigh and Braxton Rux, Ella Erdmann, Cameron Simmons, and another great-grandson on the way; twin sister Betty Unbehaun; numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends. Gene was preceded in death by his parents Fred and Emma, wife, Betty, siblings, Myron, Earl, Bernice, Merlin, Madalene, Gerald “Speck”, and Richard “Dick”.Funeral Services will be held on Friday, March 1, 2024 at St. John Vianney Roman Catholic Church Janesville with visitation from 10:00am until 11:00am, Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00am, Burial with military honors will be at St. John’s Catholic Cemetery in Muscoda, WI at a later date.Schneider Funeral Home and Crematory is assisting the family.The family would like to thank the staff at SSM Health St. Mary’s Hospital for their care and kindness given to Gene.Gene’s love of family and friends and passion for life will be deeply missed by all who had the privilege of knowing him.We will miss him every day. His memory will live on in the hearts of all those who loved him.

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Sara Ary

May 04, 1989 - Feb 19, 2024

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Janesville, WI

Sara Ary, age 34, of Janesville, passed away on Monday, February 19, 2024, at Mercy Hospital, surrounded by her family. She was born in Janesville on May 4, 1989, the daughter of Carolyn Ary. Sara had a rare medical condition that left her disabled for most of her life. She loved watching wrestling, listening to rock music, going to haunted houses, vampires, Monster High, and going to the casino with her family. Above all Sara loved spending time with her family and friends.Sara is survived by her Mother; Carolyn Ary; sisters; Heather Ginner, Julie (Joseph) Tatro; niece and nephew; Alexandrea weeks, Joseph Tatro; aunts and uncles; Cathy (Bruce)Trickey, Nancy (Kevin) Punzel, Sandy (Jim) Gaut, Herbert (Sonya) Telford, John Telford, and Vicky Stevenson; and other extended family and friends. She was preceded in death by her grandparents; Herbert and Shirlee Telford; aunt; Lorraine Welch.There will be no services held for Sara. The APFEL WOLFE FUNERAL HOME, Janesville is assisting the family. For on-line condolences: www.apfelwolfe.com

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Marjorie M. Reed

Apr 28, 1927 - Feb 20, 2024

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Janesville, WI

Marjorie M. Reed passed away peacefully and comfortably on Tuesday February 20, 2024, at Agrace Hospice in Janesville, WI. She was born on April 28, 1927, in Chicago, IL to Raymond and Anna “Louret” Madden. As a child her family traveled as her dad was the owner of RT Madden Construction Company. She graduated from St. Mary’s Catholic School. She graduated in 1947 from UW-Milwaukee Teachers College. She went to UW-Whitewater and graduated with a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree. She married James William Reed on August 29, 1953.Marjorie loved teaching at Washington Elementary School in Janesville. The children knew her as Mrs. M. Reed for 23 years. After retirement she enjoyed teaching “Getting Ready for Kindergarten” in summer school. She taught Sunday school at St. Mary’s Catholic Church and volunteered in helping with funeral dinners. When she wasn’t teaching, she loved playing bridge and 500 Club. She enjoyed playing bingo with her dear friend Vivian from Huntington. She was involved in many clubs including St. Elizabeth Auxiliary, Catholic Women’s club, Questers, Retired Teachers, Mercy Hospital Auxiliary and American Business Women’s Association, and The Serra Club where she wrote birthday cards and holiday cards to all the priests in the Madison Diocese. Marjorie was loved and adored by not only her family, but the community.She is survived by her daughters Ann Reed-Lehr, Janet McLean (Storer), Mary Kay (Jim) Moreno, Sally (David) Churchill and Margaret (Dan) Zitzer. She adored her 17 grandchildren Elizabeth Lehr, Tim (Lindsay) Lehr, Kevin (Caitlin) Lehr, Greg Lehr, and Mitchell (Savannah) Lehr. Ned (Mary Ann) Storer and Adam (Stephanie) Storer. James (Quinn) Moreno, Michael (Meghan) Moreno, Christopher (Rachelle) Moreno, Jacob (Nicole) Moreno, and Luke Moreno. Richard Churchill, Wanda (Jon) Austin, and Marie Churchill. Katherine Zitzer and Henry Zitzer. She enjoyed time with her 9 great-grandsons and 10 great-grand daughters.She was preceded in death by her husband James Reed, twin daughters Marie and Lucille Reed, parents, brothers, John R. Madden, Sr., Rodger Madden, Sisters Kathleen Madden and Mary Elizabeth Schumacher, sisters-in-law Ruth, and Mary Ann Madden. Aunt Marguerite and Aunt “Big” Mary Madden, Cousin, Harold Madden, Jr., and son-in-law Dave McLean.Family and friends of Marjorie are respectfully invited to attend the visitation from 4-7:30 pm followed by a Rosary Prayer Service from 7:30-8:00 pm on Thursday, February 29, 2024, which will be held at Schneider Funeral Directors, 1800 East Racine Street, Janesville, WI 53547 and a Catholic mass at 10:30 am (visitation from 9:30 - 10:30 prior to the funeral mass) on Friday, March 1, 2024 at the Nativity of Mary Parish, 313 E. Wall St., Janesville, WI 53545. Family and friends will meet at a graveside service immediately following at St. Joseph Cemetery, 10465 Co. Hwy F, Edgerton, WI 53534.

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Suzanne Kaminskas

Oct 08, 1943 - Feb 09, 2024

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null, WI

Suzanne “Sue” Kaminskas, age 80, was reunited with her children on February 9, 2024. She passed away peacefully, surrounded by her family. Sue was born on October 8, 1943, to Gene and Ruth Bechaud of Fond du Lac, WI. She married Walter Kaminskas on February 16, 1963 and they spent 60 years together.Sue loved to take care of people. She started her career as a teachers aide at Lincoln Elementary School, and then later transitioned to being a CNA at Rock Haven.She had many hobbies. She enjoyed bowling, board games, concerts, traveling, video games, and watching her favorite shows. Some other special interests include: One Piece, game shows, Animal Crossing, Paris, and her friends, including "The Hens".Sue is survived by her husband, Walter; five grandchildren: John Beilharz, Heather Leonhard, Phil Seefeldt, Lucas Seefeldt, and Katherine Seefeldt; five great grandchildren: Johnathan, Hunter, Daniel, Lillian, and Nathaniel; her nephew, Stakely (Violet) Bechaud; and daughter-in-law, Stacey Meehan Stamm.She was preceded in death by her parents, Gene and Ruth; her son, Norman Kaminskas; her daughter, Cherie Seefeldt; and granddaughter, Jaime Seefeldt.Visitation will be held from 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m on Monday, February 26, 2024 at SCHNEIDER FUNERAL HOME & CREMATORY, followed by a memorial service at 11:00 a.m. Her wishes for her ashes are to have them scattered in Nassau, Bahamas and Paris, France.

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Donald R. Schaffner

Mar 29, 1923 - Feb 20, 2024

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Janesville, WI

Donald R. Schaffner, age 100, of Janesville, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, February 20, 2024 at the Cedar Crest Assisted Living Facility; after leaving a lasting legacy. Don was born in Hanover, WI on March 29, 1923; the son of George and Lilian (Raymond) Schaffner. During WW 2, Don served as a Command Pilot, stationed in Italy, he flew 35 combat missions in a B-24 aircraft. During this time, he received many decorations: The Distinguished Flying Cross, 4 Air Medals and 8 Battle Stars. He served 23 years in the Air Force and retired with the rank of Lieutenant Colonel. During his service, he was stationed in Taiwan, Guam, North Dakota, Kansas City, Montgomery Alabama, and Rantoul Illinois. Don married Barbara Mary Bush in May 1945. Barbara passed away in 2000 at their home in Lake Wales, Florida. The couple had four children; Phyllis, Robert, George and Peter. Don later married Arlene Hagemann of Janesville, Wisconsin who later passed away in 2015. Graduating from Janesville High School in 1940, he worked on the family farm until enlisting in the Army Air Corp leading to a full tour of duty, lasting one year. After the War, Don taught flying at the Rock County Airport for a time and Don continued to fly until 1976. Don returned to the newly formed United States Air Force and served 22 more years being stationed around the globe. Retiring from the Air Force, Don returned to college, receiving a teaching degree. He taught high school in Kansas City and Wisconsin for 18 years while he also coached football and track. While teaching at Parker High School in Janesville, Wisconsin he pioneered the “school within a school” which engaged students who had either dropped out or who were struggling to graduate. By helping the students find employment while taking classes, many students were able to finish high school and begin successful careers.In 1954 Don made a military inspection tour around the world by hopping on military flights from one destination country to another. Don was always ready to talk about his many adventures and the notable people he had gotten to know through his service and travels. While in Kansas City, he was familiar with many of the NFL players and coaches of the Kansas City Chiefs and often hosted them for Booster Club activities for the local high school.Don will be missed by family and friends, leaving a long legacy during his time here on Earth. Don is survived by his sons: Robert (Kathe) Schaffner, George Schaffner and Peter (Patty) Schaffner; grandchildren: Sara, Tom, Stefanie, John, Carrie, Lindsay, Catherine and Theodore; and 12 great grand-children.Don is preceded in death by spouses, Barbara Schaffner and Arlene Hageman Schaffner; daughter, Phyllis Wisniewski; sister, Elda Ehrlinger, brother-in-law, Pete Ehrlinger; nieces, Pauleen Dunn and Ruth Tolken; nephew, Chris Olsen; son-in-law, Dick Wisniewski. Don will be missed by family and friends alike.A funeral service will be held at 11:30 a.m. on Friday, March 8, 2024 at SCHNEIDER FUNERAL HOME; with visitation from 10:00 a.m. until time of service. Committal and Military Honors will immediately follow the service to the Mausoleum at the Mount Olivet Catholic Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to either Agrace Hospice or to the Gifts Men’s Shelter, both of Janesville. 

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David N. Nelson

Oct 11, 1925 - Feb 19, 2024

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Janesville, WI

David N. Nelson, age 98 years. Longtime resident of Lake Geneva. Passed away on Monday, February 19th, 2024 at Mercy Health Center in Janesville. David was born on October 11, 1925 in Sweden to Gustav and Wilhelmina (Spjut) Nelson. He married the late Ina Mae Hachmeister and she preceded him in death on February 4, 2018. He is survived by his children Debbie Krebs, Mark (Cindy), Randall and Erick (Pamela) Nelson, sister-in-law Joan DeBoer. Also survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends. Preceded in death by his parents, wife and son-in-law Daniel Krebs. Private Family Services were held.Lazarczyk Family Funeral Homes of Lake Geneva is proudly conducting arrangements.

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