Glendale, AZ / Baraboo, WI – Myrle Mae Sauey, age 95, went to be with the Lord on Friday, April 16, 2021 in Glendale, Arizona. She was born on February 27, 1926, in Hackett, WI, to very kind and loving parents, Edwin and Mabel Anna Vera (Dyke) Swanson. She graduated from Prentice High School where she played on the girl’s basketball team and had an affinity for math.
Myrle and Edwin Sauey were married in 1947 after he returned home from serving in World War II. She cherished her time at home with Ed and raising their three children; Dennis, Wayne and Jeanne.
Summertime meant favorite family road trips (sometimes with relatives) visiting different states in our wonderful country. Often vacations meant long days of fishing. Myrle found delight in them all.
Myrle used her extraordinary talents of knitting, quilting, crocheting and sewing for family and friends. She could carry on a conversation, while her knitting needles were going a mile a minute, and never miss a stitch. The baby blankets knitted for grandchildren are cherished as are the beautiful quilts sewn for their 16th birthdays, among many other innumerable gifts.
The kitchen was another area where she excelled. Home-cooked meals were always served and cookies were made weekly for her mother-in-law who lived to be 103. She never left her kitchen until it was spotlessly clean. Myrle’s quiet, gentle spirit was felt by all whom she entertained in her home. Myrle lived over 65 years in Baraboo where she enjoyed her wonderful friends and neighbors.
Her sister, Grace, who Myrle affectionately called Gra, was very dedicated to her. Myrle and Grace both enjoyed playing cards and board games with family and rolling out a batch of lefse that was a yearly event at Thanksgiving. She helped the community of Baraboo for many years at the voting polls and belonged to the Sons of Norway that she attended with her dear in-laws. Myrle was a member of the Emanuel United Methodist Church where she enjoyed singing hymns and always knew the words.
Myrle is survived by her son, Dennis (Judy) Sauey of Mt. Horeb, WI and their family, Aaron Richardson of Fitchburg, WI and Jana (Bryan) Woodhouse of Fitchburg, WI with their children, Ethan and Andrew; her daughter, Jeanne (Dennis) Drescher of Glendale, AZ and their family, Elissa (Matthew) Dowis of Glendale, AZ with their children, Savannah, Sydney, Madison, Meghan, Nathan and Noah; Jennifer (Tyler) Ellis of Kona, HI with their children, Johanna, Teresa and Savannah; Stephanie Drescher of Homer, AK; Brandon (Aundrea Robinson) Drescher of Phoenix, AZ with their children, Jaiden, Bentley and Oakley; and her daughter-in-law, Maryjude Hoeffel of Sartell, MN. She is also survived by several other relatives and friends.
Myrle was preceded in death by her parents; an infant sister, Verle; her beloved son, Wayne; the father of her children, Edwin Sauey; and her sister, Grace Uebersetzig; along with other very dear relatives.
Her family would like to thank all of the very special caregivers, in Baraboo and Glendale, who provided loving care to our Mom, and also to Hospice in the Valley, Arizona, who provided wonderful aid and support.
Myrle will forever be remembered as a gracious and steadfast woman of faith, a wonderful mother, loving grandmother and great-grandmother and a caring friend.
A private family burial will take place in Phillips, WI. A celebration of Myrle’s life will be held at a later date. Baldwin Funeral Services, 520 East St., Baraboo, is assisting the family with arrangements.
Baraboo / Portage - Bernadine Williams, age 89, of Baraboo, formerly of Portage, passed away on Tuesday, April 6, 2021 at Meadow View Memory Care.
Bernadine was born in Merrimac, Wisconsin on Feb. 11, 1932 the oldest of five children of George and Esther (Rischmueller) Dobratz. On Feb. 20, 1953 she married William H. “Bill” Williams at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Merrimac. He preceded her in death on Feb. 24, 2004. Bernadine was a homemaker all of her life and enjoyed gardening and babysitting children.
Survivors include her daughter, Brenda Lee (David) Smith of Baraboo; two grandchildren, Daniel (Louise) Williams of Reedsburg, Mike (Raven) Smith of Baraboo; three great-granddaughters, and nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents, Bernadine was preceded in death by three brothers and one sister.
A memorial service will take place at a later date. The family wishes to thank the staff at Meadow View Memory Care and Agrace Hospice for the loving care given to Bernadine. Baldwin Funeral Services, 520 East St., Baraboo, is assisting the family with arrangements.
Baraboo - Shelley June (Cannon) Born, a mother to many in our community and known for greeting everyone with a big hug, a boisterous laugh and a cold beer, passed away in her home in Baraboo on Tuesday, April 6, 2021 from cancer. She was 62.
Shelley spent her early years in Richland Center, Wisconsin, where she loved playing the drums for the Hilltoppers Color Guard, working at Jewel Café, and starting what would become a long and dedicated career in pharmacy. She graduated from Richland Center High School in 1976.
After marrying Roy Born in 1981, they moved to Baraboo where they raised their children, Roshelle and Lucas, as active members of the community. Their work forming Baraboo’s annual Zoo Crew Days fundraiser is still ongoing today, and during Roy’s time at Pizza Hut they made every employee feel like a member of their caring and fun-loving family.
Shelley was a frequent volunteer in Baraboo schools, and rarely missed her children’s sporting events. In her decades-long career as a pharmacy technician, Shelley was passionate about helping patients receive the care they needed. She was a faithful member of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Baraboo.
Shelley’s role as a mother was her greatest joy, and her capacity for mothering extended beyond her family to every person she met, young and old. Her hugs, laugh, songs, generous spirit, big heart, and unconditional love of life will live on in our memories.
Shelley will be deeply missed by her family: husband, Roy Born of Baraboo; daughter, Roshelle (Jason) Ritzenthaler of Middleton and their children Otto and Indra; son, Lucas Born (Cory Walker) of Baraboo and their children Hugo, Emma, and Sara Jane; her siblings and their families: Robert (Chris) Cannon of Colorado, Frank (Linda) Cannon of Richland Center, Catherine Cannon Foster of Colorado, Stuart (Lisa) Cannon of Sheboygan, Howard Cannon of Alabama, and Damon Anderson of Richland Center. She is further survived by brothers and sisters-in-law: Gary and Julianne Born of Ripon; Nancy and Bill Ruff of Sturgeon Bay; as well as many nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and many friends.
Shelley was preceded in death by her mother, June (Tyler Cannon) Anderson; stepfather, Merlyn Anderson; her father and mother-in-law, Gordon and Lorraine Born; her brother-in-law, Bob Foster; her grandparents, Leslie and Kate (Mitchell) Tyler; and her uncles, Deck and Layne Tyler; and Aunt, Anita Tyler.
Shelley’s family would like to thank all that have supported them throughout this challenging journey, along with the SSM Doctors and Nurses for their wonderful care. It is greatly appreciated.
Shelley's funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, April 10, 2021 outdoors rain-or-shine at St. Paul's Lutheran Church, 727 8th St., Baraboo, with Pastor Karen Hofstad officiating. The family asks that attendees bring their own chairs, umbrellas, and respect masking and social distance guidelines.Visitation will be at the church on Friday, April 9, 2021 from 4 p.m. until 6:30 p.m. and again on Saturday from 10 a.m. until time of service. Graveside services will follow in Fairwater Cemetery, Fairwater Wisconsin. In lieu of flowers, memorials in remembrance of Shelley may be directed to St. Paul’s Lutheran Church or to the Friends of the Baraboo Zoo. Please follow all COVID 19 precautions by the use of face masks and social distancing at all times. Baldwin Funeral Services is assisting the family with arrangements.
Fort Atkinson / Merrimac - Wynter Arielle Muszanowski Lilly has gone on to be with her son, Phoenyx Anthony Jaxson Lilly.
Wynter, age 38, of Fort Atkinson, formerly of Merrimac, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, March 16, 2021 at UW Hospital in Madison due to complications from Diabetes. Wynter was born on July 2, 1982 to Jack and Tammy Muszanowski at St Clare Hospital in Baraboo.
Wynter will be remembered for her strength, tender heart, kindness and love for her friends and family, and her love of reading and music.
Survivors include her loving husband, Jim; his three children, Peter (Robin) and their two children, James and Emma, Zach (Geannie) and daughter, Bobbie; her mother-in-law, Linda Morgan (Charles); father-in-law, James; her parents, Jack and Tammy; brother, Jonathon (Shani); very special nephew, Leilen; grandmother, Violet Singleton; her life-long BFF, Sydney; special uncle and godfather, Mark Muszanowski. Wynter is also survived by many aunts, uncles and cousins that she loved dearly.
She was preceded in death by her son; Phoenyx; grandfather, Dale Singleton; great-grandmother, “Oma” Wilma Neuman; and a very special uncle and godfather, Kevin Wille.
Wynter is our heart, she will be missed by all who knew her. There will be a celebration of Wynter’s life at a later date. Baldwin Funeral Services, 520 East St., Baraboo, is assisting the family with arrangements.
“If someday we can’t be together, keep me in your heart and I will stay there forever.”
Janesville - Dorothy Wiese, age 85, of Janesville, passed away on Tuesday, March 9, 2021 at Agrace Hospice Care in Janesville.
Dorothy was born on May 18, 1935 in Baraboo, the oldest daughter of Floyd and Dorothy (Reed) Borkenhagen. On February 16, 1957 she married Dean R. Wiese in Dubuque, Iowa. He preceded her in death on August 20, 1980.
Survivors include her three children, Edward (Nadine) Wiese, Susan (Randall) Carter, Deanne (Richard) Kempa; six grandchildren, Erika and Monika Wiese, Jordan, Brandon, Melissa and Kelsey Kempa; great-granddaughter, Lana Bauer; three sisters, Joanne (Ralph) Breunig, Shirley and Julie Belter; two brothers, James (Laura) Borkenhagen and Gary (Bernadette) Borkenhagen; and other relatives and friends.
In addition to her husband and parents, Dorothy was preceded in death by three sisters, Ethel Hill, Carol Levesque, Lois Borkenhagen; and a brother, Bill Borkenhagen.
Funeral services will be held at 11 am on Friday, March 12, 2021 at Baldwin Funeral Services, 520 East St., Baraboo, with Pastor Lisa Newberry officiating. Visitation will take place at the funeral home from 10 am until the time of service. Interment will be held in Walnut Hill Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to the Heart Association, heart.org or Dementia Society of America, dementiasocietyofamerica.org.
Baraboo – Richard “Dick” M. Voiles, age 64, of Baraboo, passed away on Monday March 1, 2021 at Divine Savior Hospital in Portage. He was born on December 4, 1956 in Baraboo, the son of Bernard and Lorraine (Hein) Voiles.
At the tender age of seventeen, Dick enlisted into the United States Navy with the permission of his father, Bernard. He served his country during the Vietnam War era. After his honorable discharge, he returned to Baraboo where he was employed at various jobs as a baker and maintenance person.
In his spare time, Dick enjoyed the outdoors with boating, fishing and feeding the deer. He will be truly missed by his family and circle of friends.
Survivors include his siblings, Kathleen Voiles, twin sister, Mary (Ned) Seymour and brother, Ken Voiles; nieces, Andrea (Bruce) Jackson, Kathleen (Kyle) Bernander and Clara Seymour; and a nephew, Trever Voiles. Dick was preceded in death by his parents.
Per his wishes, Dick will be cremated and buried at sea. Baldwin Funeral Services, 520 East St., Baraboo, is assisting the family with arrangements.
Baraboo - Claire M. Neiman, age 85, of Baraboo, passed away on Tuesday, February 23, 2021 at her home. Claire was born on August 5, 1935 in Marlow, Buckinghamshire, England the daughter of Cyril and Evelyn Phillips-Bright.
She completed her three years of nursing college studies and was a certified midwife in England. On July 30, 1960 she married Joseph Neiman at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Wroughton, England. She came to the United States in 1963 and became an American Citizen in 1974.
Claire completed her required American nursing studies at Belleville Area College in Belleville, Illinois and became a registered nurse. She practiced her nursing for 40 plus years and retired from St. Clare Hospital in Baraboo in 1997.
Claire is survived by her husband, Joseph of 60 years; four children, Julia (Tim) Hommel, Joe (Kristin) Neiman, Christopher (Angel) Neiman, Helen (R.J.) Lurquin; 10 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and a niece, Janet Attfield of England.
In addition to her parents, Claire was preceded in death by two grandsons, Alex Neiman and Ethan Lurquin; and a sister, Joy.
A funeral Mass will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, February 26, 2021 at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Baraboo with Fr. Jay Poster officiating. Visitation will be at the church on Friday from 10:30 a.m. until time of Mass. Interment will take place in St. Joseph Cemetery. Memorials, if desired, may be given to the Sauk County Humane Society. Baldwin Funeral Services is assisting the family.