Kenneth Ken “Mr. B.” Breneman, 81, of Reedsburg, passed away on Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2018 at St. Clare Meadows Care Center in Baraboo. Ken was born on Aug. 15, 1937 in Portage, the son of Edwin and Helen (Lockwood) Breneman. He attended Pardeeville High School and then enlisted in the United States Army. After serving for over nine years, he was honorably discharged and returned to Portage where he was employed at Portage Plastics. In 1965 he was united in marriage to Ruth “Mother” Daniels at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Baraboo. From this union they were blessed with five children, David, Vicky, Tammy, Carl and Teahanna. In his spare time, Ken enjoyed fishing, scrapping metal and living the family life. He made many great memories with family and friends and will be dearly missed by all who knew him. Survivors include his loving wife of 53 years, Ruth “Mother” Breneman; children, David (Marriz) Breneman, Vicky (Ahmed) Breneman, Tammy (Richard) Van Enkevort, Carl Breneman, Teahanna (Charles) Olson; grandchildren, Kelsie Breneman, Cody (Lindsey) Holsaple, Colton (Liz) Holsaple, Kailee (Dakota) Breneman, Ciera Breneman, Liley and Trinidy Fleming, Julian Breneman, Alexander Olson; great-granddaughter, Arianna Holsaple; and special friends, Kris, Jody, Cheryl, Audrey, Randy (Gretchen). In addition to his parents, Ken was preceded in death by his sisters, several aunts, uncles and other relatives and friends. Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, Sept. 21, 2018 at the Rago-Baldwin Funeral Home, Baraboo, with Pastor Mike Amberg officiating. Visitation will be at the funeral home on Friday from 10 a.m. until time of service with military honors provided by the VFW Greenwood Memorial Post #987. The family would like to give special thanks to the staff of St. Clare Meadows, the hospice nurses and staff, as well as Dr. Stuart Hannah for the care given to Ken during his stay. The Rago-Baldwin Funeral Home, 520 East St., Baraboo, is assisting the family with arrangements.
Wednesday, September 12, 2018
Dawn M. Evert, 58, of Baraboo, passed away on Saturday, Sept. 8, 2018 at St. Clare Meadows Care Center with her loving family by her side. Dawn was born in Portage on Dec. 2, 1959, the daughter of Robert and Beverly (Brown) Kettleson. She was a 1978 graduate of Portage High School, and on July 24, 1988 she married Edwin Evert of Portage. Dawn worked various jobs in the Portage and Baraboo area. Some of which included Darrow’s Supermarket, Pierce’s East Side Market, Casey’s General Store and Papa Murphy’s. In her spare time, she enjoyed bowling, reading and writing and most importantly visiting with her grandchildren. Survivors include her husband, Edwin; three children, Kyle Kettleson, Soren Weathers (Kwin Kettleson) and Kory Evert; four grandchildren, Sara and Daniel Evert, Elaina McKittrick and Lillie Davis; adopted grandson, Jacob Siegler; a brother, Robert Jr.; and other relatives and friends. In addition to her parents, Dawn was preceded in death by two brothers, Rex and Stevie. Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 6, 2018 at the First Presbyterian Church, 416 Ash St., Baraboo, with Pastor Lisa Newberry officiating. Visitation will be at the church on Saturday from 10 a.m. until time of service. The Rago-Baldwin Funeral Home, 520 East St., Baraboo, is assisting the family with arrangements.
Thursday, September 6, 2018
James “Jim” B. Kimpfbeck, age 58, of Baraboo, passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2018. Jim was born on March 17, 1960 in Baraboo, the son of James Allen and Kenlyn Joy (Holt) Kimpfbeck. Jim attended Baraboo High School and then enlisted in the Army National Guard. He was called to active duty and was involved in humanitarian missions in Germany, Nicaragua and Operation Iraqi Freedom. He retired from the Army National Guard in 2005 after over 22 years of service. Jim had many special friends and family, including a special place for Kary Fowler who shared his love for motorcycles and the open road. He will be truly missed by his family and friends including his work family at Milwaukee Valve. Survivors include his wife, Tiffany Kimpfbeck; four daughters, Chelsea (Bradley) Smith, Sidney Kimpfbeck, Jadie (Kenneth) Yeager, and Brooke McCullick; six grandchildren, Jillian, Emilia, Jude, Josie, Natalie and Destiny; Mother, Kenlyn Kimpfbeck; brother, Dennis (Sheila) Kimpfbeck; sister, Terri (Chris) Mosher; and other relatives and friends. Jim was preceded in death by his father and maternal and paternal grandparents. A Memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, Sept. 10, 2018 at the Rago-Baldwin Funeral Home, 520 East St., Baraboo, with Pastor Don Glanzer officiating. Visitation will take place at the funeral home from 9 a.m. until time of service. Inurnment will be held in Webster Prairie Cemetery in the Township of Delton with military honors provided by the VFW Greenwood Memorial Post #987. A luncheon and celebration of Jim’s life will follow at Frankie’s Bar for all who wish to attend. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the family. We will never forget our veterans who have so proudly served our nation. In their time of need, they can obtain confidential support by calling the Veterans Crisis Line at 1-800-273-8255. The Rago-Baldwin Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.
Monday, August 20, 2018
Reginald “Reggie” E. Haskins II, 68, son of Reginald “Barney” and Effie Haskins, and a lifelong resident of Baraboo, was born on July 1, 1950 in Portage and passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2018 at University of Wisconsin Hospital in Madison. After high school graduation, Reggie enlisted in the United States Navy serving from 1970 to 1975 and was always proud of that service to his country. He married his soul mate, Ann Plouffe in 1973 and their lives were blessed with two sons, Reginald III and Christian. Masonary became his way of life when he was raised as a Master Mason in Baraboo Lodge #34 F. & A.M. in 2000. Reggie was a member of the York Rite, and was extremely active in Job’s Daughters, serving as Associate Grand Guardian for the State of Wisconsin in 2012-2013. Reggie is survived by his wife of 45 years, Ann; two sons, Reg and Chris; two brothers, Jason and Tim (Jenny) Haskins; sister, Sherry (Scott) Counsel; two grandchildren, Robert and Robynn Leverich; as well as several nieces, nephews other relatives and many friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, Reginald "Barney" Ernest and Effie Mae (Schmidt) Haskins. A Masonic Memorial service and Celebration of Reggie’s Life will take place at 7 p.m. on Friday, September 14, 2018 at the Baraboo Masonic Lodge #34 F. & A.M., 108 2nd Ave., Baraboo. Visitation will be at the lodge on Friday from 6:30 p.m. until the time of service. The family would like to give special thanks to the staff at University of Wisconsin Hospital F4M5 cardiac unit for their loving care and especially the Rago-Baldwin Funeral Home for all their help during this time. The Rago-Baldwin Funeral Home, 520 East St., Baraboo, is assisting the family with arrangements.
Monday, August 6, 2018
Rock Springs - Jimmie “Jim” Wayne Pfaff, 74, of Rock Springs, passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, Aug. 4, 2018 at St. Mary’s Hospital in Madison due to heart failure. Jimmie was born on Feb. 19, 1944 in Baraboo, the son of Marion and Lucille (Breidenstein) Pfaff. He grew-up in Rock Springs and graduated from Reedsburg High School in 1962. After attending Sauk County Teachers College in Reedsburg for two years, he then went on to UW Platteville where he graduated majoring in Elementary Music. In 1965, Jim met the love of his life Donna Lee Byrnes and they were united in marriage on July 16, 1966 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Reedsburg. From this union they were blessed with three children, Tammy, Becky and J.T. Jim began his career teaching grades K through 6 in general music, band and chorus at the Sauk Prairie School District. He retired after over 34 years of teaching in the district. At age 14, Jim started playing music professionally with his brother, Charlie. Then in 1962, they formed the band called “The Mello Tones”. They played as a group with Jim playing the accordion, tenor sax and clarinet. In May of 2008 they played their last dance as a group. Jim continued playing music as a solo musician for many area nursing homes as well as private parties and played with many other musicians over the years. One of Jim’s greatest joys was donating his music to the Sauk County ARC for their annual fundraiser. In 1964, Jim started farming at the Pfaff’s Midvale Farm in Rock Springs with his father, Marion. Still today the family farm is operational and he spent time there almost every day. Jim is survived by his wife of 52 years, Donna of Rock Springs; two daughters, Tammy (Frank) Pukys and Becky (fiance’ Tim Ploof) of Rock Springs; son, J.T. (Kyla) Pfaff of Baraboo; seven grandchildren, Ryan (fiancee Katie Wilke) Vorndran of Baraboo, Cpl. Tyler Jimmie Vorndran of the United States Marines, stationed in 29 Palms, California, Bailey (Steven Blanchard) Deering of Poynette, Ashley and Lyndsey Vorndran of Rock Springs, Lily Joyce Deering of Rock Springs, and Blake Pfaff of Baraboo; brother, John (Cindy) Pfaff of Knoxville, Tennessee; sister-in-laws and brother-in-laws, Diane (Tuff) Kaufman of Reedsburg and Jim (Lou Ann) Byrnes of Wonewoc; and other nieces, nephews, cousins, special friend, Bill Nelson and many other relatives and friends. In addition to his parents, Jim was preceded in death by his brother, Charlie; infant niece, Christine Pfaff; mother-in-law and father-in-law, Joyce and Donald Byrnes; and longtime companion, Bear. A service of remembrance will be held at 12 Noon on Saturday, Aug. 11, 2018 at the Rock Springs Community Center, 201 W. Broadway St., Rock Springs, with Pastor Dianne Vielhuber officiating. Visitation will take place at the Rock Springs Community Center on Friday, Aug. 10, 2018 from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. and again on Saturday from 10 a.m. until time of service with a luncheon to follow. In lieu of flowers, donations in Jim’s memory may be given to the Sauk County ARC or National Pancreatic Cancer Research at npcf.us He will be truly missed by his family and many friends that he met over the years. His music will live on in the hearts of everyone. The Rago-Baldwin Funeral Home, 520 East St., Baraboo, is assisting the family with arrangements.
Saturday, August 4, 2018
Joan Elizabeth (Tuttle) Barnes, 86, of Baraboo, formerly of Spring Green, daughter of Byron and Viola (Toppen) Tuttle of Maywood, Illinois, left us the way she lived very feisty and always right on Friday, Aug. 3, 2018. Joan lived life to its fullest and always said make sure you try everything life has to offer. She was the rock of her family and was a very giving person. Joan was a member of the ladies auxiliary VFW Post 987 in Baraboo. In the 1970’s, she managed the Rennebohm restaurant in Middleton, she owned and operated a popcorn wagon, worked at O’Brien’s in Richland Center, then later worked for Lands End in Cross Plains, Home Health and Arena Meal Site. Joan loved to paint in oils, was very accomplished in ceramics, porcelain, crafting, stitched several quilts, loved to raise birds (starting many a brood), loved gardening in her green house with many house plants and orchids. Survivors include her children, Diana Anderson of Waupun, David (Wanda) Barnes of Weogufka, Alabama, Donald (Tammy) Barnes of Spring Green, Douglas (Denise) Barnes of Beecher, Illinois, Duane (Shari) Barnes of Sauk City, Deb (Lenny) Zeman of Baraboo, Dennis (Deb) Barnes of Beecher, Illinois, Dale (Pam) Barnes of Mt. Horeb, Donna (Dan) Meise of Baraboo; brother, Edward Tuttle of Texas; sister, Susie Vanderhoof of Adams Friendship; best friend for 73 years, Aileen Reed; 45 grandchildren; 79 great-grandchildren; 11 great-great-grandchildren; 20 foster children; and many friends and relatives. Joan was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Barnes; son, Daniel Barnes and his wife, Erma Jean; brothers, James and Richard Tuttle; sisters, Ellen Poisel, Dorothy Vanderhoof; and her parents, Byron and Viola Tuttle. Visitation will take place on Saturday, Aug. 11, 2018 from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. followed by prayers at the Rago-Baldwin Funeral Home, 520 East St., Baraboo, with Fr. Jay Poster officiating. Interment will be held in Pleasant Valley Cemetery, Excelsior Township. A luncheon will follow the interment at St. Joseph School gym in Baraboo. In lieu of flowers, monetary donations are appreciated and may be sent to the Rago-Baldwin Funeral Home. The family would like to extend a sincere thank you to the nurses who made Joan’s day special and took great care of her, and to the staff at St. Clare Hospital and Stoughton Hospital for their loving care and support given to the family. Also, a special thanks to the Rago-Baldwin Funeral Home and St. Joseph Catholic Church for helping with final arrangements and the luncheon meal.
Saturday, July 28, 2018
Anthony Andrew Ozelis, 92, of Baraboo, passed away on Wednesday, July 25, 2018 at St. Clare Meadows Care Center in Baraboo. Anthony was born on Oct. 3, 1925 in Chicago, Illinois, the son of Peter and Agnes Ozelis. On Dec. 2, 1950 he was united in marriage to Genevieve Bombliss. He was a veteran of the United States Navy serving his country during WWII and was honorably discharged in 1945. Anthony was employed at the Tootsie Roll Industries in Chicago for many years. He retired in 1997 and moved with Genevieve to Wisconsin in 1998. Anthony was a wonderful husband and father. Always the family counselor and peacemaker, his wisdom and compassion will be sorely missed. He is survived by his wife of 67 years, Genevieve; son, Steven (Mary) Ozelis; grandchildren, Ian (Amanda) Ozelis, Rae Ann Pyfferoen, Daina and Peter Ozelis; great-grandchildren, Samantha Ozelis and Kaley Rathman. He is further survived by his sister-in-law, Irene Wiese; and brother-in-law, Gilbert (Nancy) Bombliss. A Memorial Mass will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2018 at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Baraboo, with Fr. Jay Poster officiating. Visitation will be at the church from 10 a.m. until time of Mass. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be given to the Alzheimer’s Association. The family would like to thank Fr. Jared Holzhuter and Fr. Jay Poster, the staff of St. Clare Meadows, Meadow View and St. Clare Hospital for their kindness, compassion and professionalism in Anthony’s time of need. The Rago-Baldwin Funeral Home, 520 East St., Baraboo, is assisting the family with arrangements.