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Nancy Linsley

Sep 18, 1951 - Nov 30, 2023

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Janesville, WI

Nancy J. Linsley, 72, of Janesville, Wisconsin, passed away on Thursday, November 30, 2023. Nancy was born on September 18, 1951. Hansen-Gravitt Funeral Home, 424 Prospect Street, Beloit, Wisconsin 53511 is assisting the family. Online condolences can be shared at www. hansengravitt. com To send a flower arrangement or to plant trees in memory of Nancy J. Linsley, please click here to visit our Sympathy Store. There are no gallery images. #recaptcha-container label {display: none}Upload a PhotoL...Read More

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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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Delbert H. Rittenhouse, Sr.

Mar 24, 1927 - Feb 20, 2024

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Janesville, WI

Delbert H. Rittenhouse, Sr., 96, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2024, at his home with family surrounding him. He was born Mar. 24, 1927, in La Farge, WI, to the late Everett and Blanche S. (Miller) Rittenhouse. On Sept. 8, 1955, Delbert married the former Lillian I. Morgan in Dubuque, IA. She would precede him in death on Jul. 18, 2018. He served his country in the U.S. Army in Korea and was at Sergeant when he was honorably discharged and became a member of the V.F.W.Delbert worked for General Motors, Janesville, was a UAW member, and a lifetime member of the NRA. He enjoyed hunting deer during the archery and gun seasons with his sons and grandsons. Delbert was a Mr. Fix-it for anything –‘hold that flashlight’, loved playing dominoes, watching professional boxing, and helping others. His family though was most important to him, especially his grandchildren.Delbert is survived by his 7 children, Debra (Mike) Pyne, of Portage, WI, Delbert (Robin) Rittenhouse, Jr., of Milton, WI, Stanley Rittenhouse, of Janesville, WI, Verna (Joe) Saladino of Edgerton, WI, Danny (Dorrie) Rittenhouse, Terry Rittenhouse, all of Janesville, and Renee Cephas, of Beloit, WI; his 18 beloved grandchildren; 24 dear great-grandchildren; sisters-in-law Myrtle Utley of Rockford and Jean Rittenhouse of Muscoda; and by many nieces, nephews, and friends. He was preceded in death by his mother Blanche, father Everett, step-mother Ruby; a granddaughter, a great-grandson, 2 brothers: Kenneth and Verlin; and 4 sisters: Virginia, Masel, Thelma, and Ruby.Funeral services will be held at 12:00 PM. on Tuesday, Feb. 27, 2024, at the APFEL WOLFE FUNERAL HOME, with Rev. Jerry Amstutz officiating. Entombment will follow in Milton Lawns Memorial Park Mausoleum where Full Military Honors will be given by the Kienow Hilt VFW Post 1621. Visitation will be from 10:30 until 12:00 PM. on Tuesday at the FUNERAL HOME. Online condolences may be made at www.apfelwolfe.comA very special thank you to Gail Sockness, who came to the family as a caregiver but quickly became a family member. Also, to the nurses with Mercy Hospice who took such good care of Delbert.

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Sylvia H. Lego

Dec 02, 1927 - Feb 16, 2024

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Janesville, WI

Sylvia H. Lego, age 96, of Janesville, passed away peacefully on Friday, February 16, 2024 at Oak Park Place in Janesville. She was born in Wels, Austria on December 2, 1927; the daughter of Georg and Hedwig (Buchmayr) Lamprecht. Sylvia married Joseph J. Lego on March 27, 1952 in Austria, emigrating to the United States shortly after and as soon as possible became naturalized citizens. They enjoyed 61 years of marriage before Joe’s passing on October 1, 2013. Sylvia worked for the Parker Pen corporation for ten years, and before coming to Janesville, she worked at the Consulate in Vienna, Austria as the supervisor in the passport issuance department. Sylvia and Joe were active members of the Janesville community, and thanks to the support of many friends and neighbors Sylvia lived in her beloved home of 57 years until a recent short illness.Sylvia is survived by her daughters, Evelyn Lego Van Rens and Gloria (Tim) Lego-Hurley; her granddaughters, Elise Hurley and Jenna Hurley; and numerous members of her extended family.She is preceded in death by her husband, Joseph Lego; her parents, Georg and Hedwig Lamprecht; and her siblings, Erwin Lamprecht and Erika Schenk.In lieu of flowers, we encourage donations to Agrace for their outstanding hospice care.Per Sylvia’s request, no services are being held. 

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Shigeko (Sato) Muraki

Feb 26, 1929 - Feb 13, 2024

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Janesville, WI

Shigeko (Sato) Muraki was born in California on February 26,1929 and passed away peacefully in her sleep February 13, 2024. Although she was born in the United States, she grew up in Japan. Following the death of her father, when she was just three years old, her mother returned to Japan with Shigeko and her siblings. She loved to tell how she used to ride a cow when she was young. She enjoyed reading, gardening, cooking and sewing. Shigeko also had a great love for animals. After having survived the bombing of Hiroshima, Shigeko's plans of becoming a nurse in Japan were interrupted when she was forced to return to the US due to WWII, as she did not have Japanese citizenship. She told of traveling alone on a big ship to a country whose language and customs she didn’t know. She lived in the Salt Lake City area, was married and had three children, with whom she learned to speak English. She eventually found work as a seamstress with a large manufacturing company. She was proud to say that she was promoted to a supervisor and was responsible for teaching the new employees how to use the many different sewing machines. She always looked back fondly on her time working there. In 2018, Shigeko came to Wisconsin to live with her son Alan and his family.Shigeko is survived by her son, Alan Muraki (Elizabeth), her daughter Alice Godfrey (Tom), five grandchildren, Greg Godrey (Jenn), Jeni Watterson (Jeff), Jonathan Muraki, Sarah Muraki and Isabel Muraki, and two great grandchildren, Kendel Godfrey and Sadie Godfrey. She is preceded in death by her husband Sumio “Sam” Muraki and son Peter J. Muraki.

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Lorraine 'Rainey' E. Lange

Aug 16, 1943 - Feb 19, 2024

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Janesville, WI

Lorraine ‘Rainey’ E. Lange, 80, passed away suddenly due to natural causes on Monday, February 19, 2024. She was born August 16, 1943, in Wausau, WI to the late Herman A. and Lena W. (Marnholz) Falk. Lorraine was a graduate of D.C. Everest High School, Schofield. On December 1, 1962, in Wausau, Lorraine would marry her forever person, Edwin Lange, Jr and they would spend the next 61 years together.Though Lorraine was an independent and more private person she was also so open to everyone she took a liking to, whether working in retail or welcoming the new neighbors or being part of baking for the church years ago. She was always prepared with cookies, treats, and desserts to give to visitors, family and friends, ‘Do you want some ice cream with that?’. She was so crafty with ceramics and woodworking and had an eye for creating the uncommon eclectic one of a kind household and yard decorations. You could find her riding her bike everywhere around the neighborhood too or growing up she loved to sit and swing. Lorraine also always wanted to be surrounded by family photos. She would ask for new photos to update her picture frames prominently displayed near her morning coffee sipping rocking chair. But most important, she was the glue that held the family together.Lorraine is survived by her husband Ed Lange, Jr; children: Wayne (Rowena) Lange, Michelle (Dave) Overbeek, and Andrew (Brooke) Lange; grandchildren: Nicholas (Amara), Brandon (Brenna), Mitchell, Laura (Corey), Austin (Elliott), Joe (Katelyn), Evan, Emma, and Max; great grandchildren: Howard, Olena, Lawrence, Elliot, Greyson, Oakley, and Myles; her siblings: Betty, Joyce, Vern, Mike, Shirley, and Bill; and numerous nieces and nephews especially Carla. She was preceded by her parents and her brother Robert ‘Bob’ Falk.Funeral service will be Saturday, February 24, 2024, at 11:00 AM at the APFEL WOLFE FUNERAL HOME, 21 S. Austin Rd, Janesville. Visitation will begin at 9:00 AM until time of service Saturday. Burial will follow in Town of Rock Cemetery, Cemetery Rd, Afton. Lunch served after burial at the Harvesters Church of Rock County, 4138 W. Cemetery, Rd. APFEL WOLFE FUNERAL HOME is assisting the family. Online condolences may be made at www.apfelwolfe.comLorraine was always helping others. In lieu of flowers the family invites you to send a memorial donation to: Grace Place, 66 E Second St. Winona, MN 55987, a Christian ministry that provides support for families.

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Richard A. Galassi

Nov 08, 1941 - Feb 17, 2024

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Janesville, WI

Richard A. Galassi, age 82, of Janesville, passed away surrounded by his family at the Agrace Hospice and Palliative Care Facility in Janesville, WI on February 17, 2024. He was born in Chicago on November 8. 1941; the son of Rocco and Connie (Zito) Galassi, and was an only child but came from a huge Italian family.He graduated from St. Mel’s Catholic High School and went on to the DeVry Radar Technical School with Motorola. Richard worked as a union electrician for over 43 years and was a proud member of the Electricians Union, Local 134 in Chicago. Richard met the love of his life Sandra Stevenson at the Hinsdale Chapter of Parents's Without Partners, And were married on October 8, 1978. They were the love of each other’s lives for 50 years. Richard and Sandra wanted a large family, soon joined family’s together, and over time had adopted 18 children (13 boys and 5 girls). Richard’s family was his pride and joy. The couple started many bible study groups over the years such as "Gods Girls" and "Sunshine Boys” in Huntley where they lived at one time and met many brothers and sisters in Christ along the way. Richard was a member of the First Baptist Church of Marengo where he and his wife Sandra were baptized on August 28, 1983; and where they raised their family for many years.Richard volunteered as a troop leader for the Boy Scouts of American troop 163 in Marengo, he was very active in scouting with his sons. Richard enjoyed making the Italian food recipes he learned from his mother Connie, teaching his kids how to downhill ski, camping with his family, and renovating many family homes over the years. He was proud to teach his knowledge of electrical work and home improvements to his sons. He also enjoyed model railroading, playing cards, playing dominos, and planting flowers and vegetables.Richard is survived by his wife, Sandra Galassi; his children; Christina Smith, Rocco Galassi, Kelly Herrera Galassi, James Galassi, Tom Galassi, Patty (Chuck) Vrana, Michael Austin; 21 grandchildren ; 14 great grandchildren; longtime friends; Gary and Maryann Kawall, Bob and Linda Kimball, Brad Johnson; special niece, Cheryl (David) Peterson. Richard is preceded in death by his parents; and sons; David Austin, Daniel Austin and Larry Stenberg.A memorial service will be held at 12:00 p.m. on Saturday, March 9, 2024 at SCHNEIDER FUNERAL HOME in Janesville, WI; with visitation from 10:00 a.m. until time of service. Urn committal will immediately follow the service to Emerald Grove Cemetery. In Lieu of flowers the family would prefer evergreen plants. Memorial donations can be made to Agrace Hospice in Janesville, WI as well as First Baptist Church in Marengo Il.

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