Monday, March 18, 2019

Nancy G. Schneider


Nancy G. Schneider, age 72, of Baraboo, passed away peacefully on Saturday, March 16, 2019 in her home surrounded by her loving family. Nancy was born on Nov. 17, 1946 in Baraboo, the daughter of John E. and Margaret A. (Nuzum) Roche.  On July 5, 1969 Nancy married Jerald Schneider in Baraboo. From this union they were blessed with three children, Todd, Melissa and Kristin. Nancy enjoyed life by gardening, camping, traveling, bird watching and spending time with her long-time friends. She will be truly missed by her family and many friends. Survivors include her husband, Jerald; three children, Todd Schneider, Melissa Manning and Kristin (Nate) Johnson; seven grandchildren, three great-grandchildren; sister, Patricia Brown-Smith; brother, John M. Roche; and many nieces, nephews other relatives and friends. In addition to her parents, Nancy was preceded in death by two sisters, Margaret (Bill) McDunnough and Kathleen (Edward) Terry. A celebration of Nancy’s life will take place on Saturday, May 25, 2019 at the Baraboo Country Club, 401 Mine St., Baraboo, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. for her family and friends. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Glioblastoma Foundation at www.infoglioblastomafoundation.org. The family would like to give special thanks to Agrace Hospice Care, Dr. Thomas Rex Flygt and Dr. Rory Makielski for the loving care and support given to Nancy during her final days. Baldwin Funeral Services, 520 East St., Baraboo, is assisting the family with arrangements.

 

 

Friday, March 15, 2019

Lyal Edward Dorrington

Lyal Edward Dorrington, 91, of Baraboo, passed away on Wednesday, March 6, 2019 at Sauk County Health Care Center in Reedsburg. Lyal was born on Aug. 4, 1927 in Park Falls, the son of Joseph and Anna (Poyer) Dorrington. He was married to Betty Berens for over 69 years. Lyal was a semi-truck driver for many years and earned the million mile 25,000 hours safety drivers award from the National Safety Council. After retirement, he continued to drive semi part-time in Madison. In addition, Lyal became a ranger at the Wilderness and Cold Water Canyon Golf Course where he took-up golf and fell in love with it. Survivors include his wife, Betty; two daughters, Judy (Mark) Scowden and Julie Dorrington, both of Baraboo; two sons, Rick (Erica) Dorrington of Lyndon Station and Scott Dorrington of Baraboo; six grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. In addition to his parents, Lyal was preceded in death by four siblings. Per his wishes, there will be no formal services. Baldwin Funeral Services, 520 East St., Baraboo, is assisting the family with arrangements.


 

 

Sunday, March 10, 2019

Anna "Annie" Mae Parchem

West Baraboo - Anna “Annie” Mae Parchem, 83, of West Baraboo, passed away on Saturday, March 9, 2019 at St. Clare Meadows Care Center. Annie was born on April 7, 1935 in Portage, the daughter of Leo and Lillian (Wagner) Gavinski. On Feb. 23, 1963 she married Gordon Parchem. He preceded her in death on July 17, 2013. Annie was well known for her bait shop which she operated out of her basement home for over 30 years. In her spare time, she enjoyed tending to her flower garden, feeding the birds and was a sponsor of a horseshoe team in the Baraboo Horseshoe League. Annie was a caring and loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother and will be truly missed by all who knew her. Survivors include her two sons, Russell (Angie) Volz and Dale Parchem; two step-sons, Richard (Karen) Parchem and Jeff (Mary) Parchem; step-daughter, Penny (Gene) Parchem; 12 grandchildren, Garrett Volz, Brice, Maggie Mae, Sean, Chris, Aimee, Samantha, Maranda and Cole Parchem, Jody Marks and Sheena and Amber; many great-grandchildren; three brothers, Paul (Jean), Albert and Tony (Geri) Gavinski; two sisters, Pat (Robert) and Martha; in-laws, Gene (Marci) and Robert (Carol) Parchem; and other family and friends. In addition to her husband and parents, Annie was preceded in death by two brothers, Don and Joe; four sisters, Cathy, Rose, Mary and Leona. Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, March 14, 2019 at Baldwin Funeral Services, 520 East St., Baraboo, with Pastor Lisa Newberry officiating. Visitation will be at the funeral home from 10 a.m. until time of service. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to the family.

Monday, February 25, 2019

Harriet Emery

 
Harriet Emery, 94, of Baraboo, passed away peacefully on Sunday, Feb. 24, 2019 at St. Clare Hospital with her daughters and granddaughter by her side. Harriet was born on Oct. 21, 1924 in Reedsburg, the daughter of Rolland and June (Butterfield) Cushman. Harriet graduated from Sauk County Normal School of Teaching where she received her teaching certificate. She taught in a one room school house in Sauk County prior to her marriage. On Nov. 27, 1946 she married David Emery. He preceded her in death on Dec. 13, 1966. Harriet was a mother and homemaker for many years. She also provided childcare and housekeeping services for several prominent families. She considered all of them as extended family. Later in life, Harriet enjoyed many volunteering opportunities. She retired from some of them at age 80 to spend time with her great-grandchildren. Her passion however was Circus World where she volunteered for 30 years retiring after the 2017 season. Survivors include her daughters, Nancy (Ed) Barczak of Appleton, Lorraine (Kurt) Casson of Baraboo; grandchildren, Heather (Jeff) Wedekind of Wisconsin Dells and Christopher (Holly) Casson of Sun Prairie; great-grandchildren, Andy and Sarah Wedekind, Adalyn and Oliver Casson; two very special nieces, Janet Cushman and Laurie Miller; sister-in-law, Selma Ruda. In addition to her parents and husband, Harriet was preceded in death by her grandson, John Barczak; and a brother, Neal (Arlene) Cushman. A celebration of her life will take place at a later date. Memorials may be given to Circus World or the American Cancer Society in her memory. The family would like to give special thanks to St. Clare Meadows and St. Clare Hospital for the care given to Harriet. Baldwin Funeral Services, 520 East St., Baraboo, is assisting the family with arrangements.

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Ricky Joseph Guillen


On Friday, Feb. 15, 2019, Ricky Joseph Guillen, loving father, son, brother and uncle passed away at the age of 50. Ricky was born on May 9, 1968 in Onekama, Michigan, the son of Carlos Sr. and Victoria (Saudia) Guillen. Ricky was preceded in death by his father, Carlos Guillen Sr. He is survived by his son, Austin; daughter, Chelsea; mother, Victoria; sisters, Sylvia (Wilmar) Nash, Sandra Guillen, Elizabeth "Lisa" (Jeff) Moen, Sharron Massie; brothers, Carlos Guillen Jr, Rudy Guillen; and many loving family members and friends. Memorial services will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 23, 2019 at Baldwin Funeral Services, 520 East St., Baraboo, with Pastor Mickey Best officiating. Visitation will be at the funeral home on Saturday from 11 a.m. until time of service.

Sunday, February 17, 2019

Helen A. (Moore) Allen

Helen A. (Moore) Allen, 100, of Baraboo, died peacefully at Maplewood Nursing Home in Prairie du Sac on Friday, Feb. 15th 2019. She was born in Baraboo on Jan. 31, 1919 to Paul and Selma (Fingerhut) Moore. Helen was a long time resident of Baraboo where she was very active in the Emanuel United Methodist Church.  She was an avid knitter and kept the family in sweaters, Afghans, and stocking caps.  Much of her work was sent to men and women in the armed forces, children’s hospitals and organizations for the underprivileged.  Her house was always open to anyone and generally quite busy.  No one ever left her home hungry, she loved to cook for people and cared for many. Helen recently celebrated her 100th birthday which was an important goal of hers. Survivors include her children, Janice (Lonnie) Brintnall of Mercer Island, Washington, and Stuart (Judy) Allen of Prairie du Sac; five grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Floyd in 2004, her mother and father, and five siblings. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, Feb. 22, 2019 at Emanuel United Methodist Church, 101 14th St., Baraboo, with Pastor Blake Overlien officiating. Visitation will be at the church on Friday from 10 a.m. until time of service. Interment will take place in Walnut Hill Cemetery followed by a luncheon at the church. The family extends a special thank you to the Maplewood staff for their compassionate care during Helen’s stay. Baldwin Funeral Services, 520 East St., Baraboo, is assisting the family with arrangements.


 

Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Douglas "Doug" Charles Crago

Douglas “Doug” Charles Crago, 90, of Baraboo, died on Tuesday, January 15, 2019 after a short battle with cancer. Doug was born December 25, 1928 to John and Alia (Mead) Crago. He was raised by foster parents, Carrie and Leon Fuhr after his parents died when he was five years old. Doug graduated from Delton Rural Agricultural School in 1945 and began a career as a machinist. He married Myrna Rupno on January 26, 1962. They were married for 56 years and raised their family in New Berlin, WI. He held several positions throughout his working life, the majority of years with Kearney and Trecker in West Allis, WI. He was a firm believer in never quitting one job before you had another. Doug was a dedicated family man, sometimes having two jobs to take care of his family. He retired in 1989 and they moved to Sarasota, FL. They then spent six years in Huntsville, AL. before moving to Baraboo, WI. in 2015. He has been enjoying his retired life with his family and with his friends of Oak Park Place. Doug is survived by his wife, Myrna; daughters, Jane (Tim) Strausbaugh of Myakka City, FL., Debbie (Gary) Radtke of Waukesha, WI., Sheri (Joe) Bell of Lake Mills, WI., Penny (Allan) Tiedt of New Lisbon, WI., and Diane (Lamar) Richardson of Huntsville, AL. He is also survived by 16 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren. In addition to his parents, foster parents and in-laws, Doug is preceded in death by his brother and sister-in-law, John and Beverly Crago; his sister and brother-in-law, Dorothy and Gordon Buxton; two sons, Jeff and David Crago; and a grandson, Doulgas Crago. A Memorial service to celebrate Doug’s life will be held at 3 p.m. on Saturday, January 26, 2019 at Oak Park Place, 800 Waldo St., Baraboo, in the Big Top Room, lower level. Visitation will be from 2 p.m. until the time of service at 3 p.m.
A second Memorial service will be held at 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, February 2, 2019 at the Robert Toale & Sons Funeral Home, Sarasota, FL. Visitation will be from 2 p.m. until time of service at 2:30 p.m. Interment will take place in Palms Memorial Park, Sarasota, FL. The family would like to give a special thank you to all those at Oak Park Place who have shown such kindness and love to both Myrna and Doug. Also, a thank you for the wonderful care Doug received at St. Clare Hospice House.