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Martha (Volk) Reinke



Martha (Volk) Reinke

Deceased

March 2, 2014

Reinke, Martha "Marty" (Volk)

MADISON - Martha "Marty" (Volk) Reinke, age 71, passed away on March 2, 2014, at Agrace HospiceCare in Fitchburg, Wis. She was born on May 14, 1942, in Madison, Wis., to Wayne N. Volk and Dorcas Rewey Volk.

Martha grew up in Shorewood Hills, Wis. She graduated from the University of Wisconsin High School in Madison in 1960. After high school, she attended the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where she received a B.A. in international relations. Awarded an NDEA fellowship, she attended the University of Wisconsin-Madison Library School, where she received an M.A. She worked at Madison LaFollette High School as the high school librarian for 32 years.

Martha married Richard Reinke in 1972 in Madison, Wis. They were happily married for 42 years. Martha was a member of the Madison Herb Society, the Madison Knitter's Guild, and Team Survivor Madison. She enjoyed gardening and reading, mostly mystery novels in which the protagonist was a woman detective with a keen eye and exceptional reasoning skills.

Martha is survived by her husband, Richard of Madison, Wis.; her daughter, Jennifer Dreyer (Tim) of Madison, Wis.; her mother, Dorcas Rewey Volk; her brother, Timothy W. Volk (Ulla); her sister, Nancy D. Volk; and Andrew M. Volk (Alicia); nephews and nieces, Andreas Volk, Amy Melendez, Abby Neuberg, and their families. She was preceded in death by her father, Wayne Volk.

A visitation will be held on Saturday, March 8, 2014, at CRESS FUNERAL HOME, 3610 Speedway Road, Madison, WI 53705, from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m., followed by a Memorial Service at 1 p.m., with Pastor Carly Kuntz officiating. A luncheon will follow immediately after the Memorial Service.

Donations can be made in Martha's name to any of the aforementioned organizations. Please share your memories at www.CressFuneralService.com.

 



William Ward



William Ward
Deceased

May 1, 2015

Ward, William L.

May 23, 2015 2:30 pm

 

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William L. Ward

NEENAH / MADISON - Bill Ward, age 72, died May 1, 2015, at the Bridgewood Nursing and Rehab Center in Neenah. Bill was born in Madison on July 28, 1942, and was the only child of Truman Lane and Viola Anderson Ward. Both mom and dad were music lovers. They met at the Ward-Brodt music company where dad was the co-founder and mom worked setting up music education programs. The family lived on Kensington Blvd and McBride Road in Maple Bluff, and later moved to Marshall.

Bill's father died when Bill was only 10 years old. Bill lived and cared for his mother until she died in 1998. He started his education at Lakewood Elementary school and went on to Wisconsin High School, graduating in 1960. He attended the college of William and Mary, then transferred to the University of Wisconsin where he received his Bachelor of Science degree in chemistry in 1964.

Being an only child, he enjoyed spending time with his cousins, aunts, and uncles. His cousins, Bill and Malla, like to tell the story of Bill's visits to see them in Rochester, N.Y. He would drive straight through, arriving before dawn, sometimes honking the horn to announce his arrival. Other trips to visit family included going to Miami to visit an elderly aunt. It was during these visits that he became interested in deep sea fishing.

Bill's other "adopted" family members were the Winnequah Gun Club and the Mendota Yacht Club. Bill belonged to the National Rifle Association, Winnequah Gun Club, and Middleton Sportman's Club. He devoted time and expertise to running shooting matches and upgrading shooting ranges. He won many awards in rifle, pistol, and skeet competition and was considered a Master Class Shooter. His skills led to national matches in Camp Perry, Ohio. He was a good man in helping others to shoot straight. He devoted much of his life to running sailboat races. He began by helping Ernie and Roselle Henkel in the late 1950s. He ascended to head judge and principal race officer for the Mendota Yacht Club and Inland Lakes Yachting Association. The sailboat races were always in good hands when Bill was in charge. Many residents along the lake remember the resonating cannon blasts for the start and finish of the races Bill ran on Wednesday nights and Sunday mornings.

In May 2006, Bill suffered from a fall that caused spinal cord damage and made him paraplegic for the rest of his life. Bill was big-hearted and always willing to help, whether it was solving some technical problem or just being a good listener. His big booming laugh was his hallmark, even after his injury.

If you want to make a donation in memory of Bill, please consider these organizations that were a very important part of his life: Bridgewood Nursing and Rehab Center Activity Fund, 125 Byrd Ave., Neenah WI, 54956; Winnequah Gun Club, P.O. Box 296, Lodi WI, 53555; or Mendota Yacht Club, P.O. Box 2062, Madison WI, 53701.




Erwin Wessels


Erwin Wessels

Deceased

Feb 5, 1970

Erwin C Wessels, 27, of 2610 Commercial Ave.

He was a switchman for the North Western Railroad. He was killed when struck by a switching train in the railroad yards. He was born in Champaign, IL, and was a member of the Bethany Methodist church, and the United Transportation Workers Union. Erwin was a Wisconsin State Journal paper boy for three years and a Navy veteran. He left a wife, the former Barbara Severson; a son, James, and two daughters, Christina and Debra Lee, his parents, Mr and Mrs. Dean H Wessels, and three sisters, Mrs Stanley Peckham and Diane, both of River Falls; and Karen. Burial site is Forest Hill Cemetery.

 

At the reunion, Dave Cohen added that Erwin ran in cross country events, liked individual sports, and that he was active in school music.


Robert Whitford


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Robert Whitford
230 Roosevelt Ave.
Hasbrouck Hts. NJ 07604
h: 201.288.4851

c: 201.450.7692

 

1-12-15  New email address

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Joanna (Winch) Dehnert

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Joanna (Winch) Dehnert
W5929 Shoreview Rd.
Tomahawk WI 54487
h: 715.453.5679

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Peter Wolfe


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Peter Wolfe
6 Balsam Lane

Falmouth, Maine 04105

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Fritz Wolff

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Fritz Wolff

3213 Hobcaw Lane

Lexington KY 40502

h: 859.396.6841

c: 859-268-6008
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Monroe Woollard

 

Monroe Woollard
Deceased

December 17, 2016

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Leslee (Zermuhlen) Waite


waite1212@yahoo.com

Leslee (Zermuhlen) Waite
710 East Broad Street
Statesville, NC 28677
h: 704-253-1048
c: 704-577-8138

                            12-4-11 New home phone number.



                                                                                      
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