George Albert Thompson, age 85, of Baraboo, passed away on Tuesday, September 22, 2020, at St. Clare Meadows Health Care Center with his wife, Teresa at his side. George was born on August 26, 1935 in Baraboo, Wisconsin, the son of John and Edna Thompson. On March 16, 1974, he married Teresa Repka at the United Methodist Church in Merrimac, Wisconsin.
George worked on the Chicago Northwestern Railroad for 28 years. He loved to travel, camp, and spend time with his family.
Survivors include his wife, Teresa “Tess” Thompson of 46 years; eight children, Victoria (Lloyd) Chapman, George (Lynne) Thompson, Tammy Anderson, Douglas (Tara) Thompson, Connie (Von) Ortiz, John (Mike) Stoeckman, Cathy (Steve) Hlavacek, Sandra (Stan) Lankey; 24 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; brother, Gene (Evie) Thompson; sister Carol (Martin) Ohlsen; and other relatives and friends.
In addition to his parents, George was preceded in death by his siblings, Betty Paske, John (Junior) Thompson, Dean Thompson; son-in-laws, Kurt Schoenoff and Don Anderson.
Funeral services will be held at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Baraboo, WI at 11 am on Friday, September 25, 2020 with Pastor Karen Hofstad presiding. Visitation will be at the church from 10 am until the time of service. Interment will take place in Narrow’s Prairie Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to The Baraboo Area Parkinson’s Support Group in memory of George. Baraboo Area Parkinson’s Support Group Parish Nurse Program, First Congregational UCC, 131 Sixth Ave., Baraboo, WI. 53913
The family would like to thank the Doctors and staff at St. Clare Meadows Health Care Center for the compassionate care given to George during his stay. Baldwin Funeral Services is
, age 83, of Baraboo, passed away peacefully on Saturday, Sept. 19, 2020 at his residence. Gene was born at home in the Township of Honey Creek, Sauk County, on May 28, 1937 the son of Alfred and Eva (Grosklaus) Hanusa.
In 1960, Gene was drafted into the United States Army and proudly served his country during the Cuban Missile crisis. On April 15, 1972 he married the love of his life, Karen Crary.
Gene was a carpet installer and was well known by many local businesses. He formed many friendships over the 56 years of installing carpet. After his retirement, he enjoyed painting and building unique craft items which he shared with family and friends. He enjoyed watching the Badgers, Brewers and NASCAR and was a serious devoted Packer Fan.
Gene was well known for his Christmas light displays every holiday season. He also was proud playing the role of Santa Claus throughout the neighborhood. He was a devoted husband, father and grandfather and will be dearly missed by his family and many friends.
Survivors include his wife of 48 years, Karen; two sons, Darren (Adele) Hanusa and Tim (Sharon) Meyer; four grandchildren, Addison, Erik, Kayla and Nicole; four siblings, Gladys Mazerek, Marian Bindl, Cliff (Linda) Hanusa and Sandy (Andy) Haskins; two brother-in-laws, Terry (Peggy) Crary and Jerry (Donise) Crary; close friend, Lonnie (June) Sutton; and many nieces, nephews other relatives and friends.
In addition to his parents, Gene was preceded in death by two brother-in-laws, Fred Bindl and Claude Mazerek. A private family service will take place at a later date. Baldwin Funeral Services is assisting the family with arrangements.
Sharon Louise Mattson, age 79, of rural Baraboo, passed away on Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2020 at her residence. Sharon was born on Sept. 26, 1940 in La Crosse, Wisconsin, the daughter of the late Raymond and Opal (Halvorson) Bryant. On Jan. 12, 1963 she married Robert Mattson at the Methodist Church in Portage. Sharon was a homemaker most of her life and enjoyed riding and working with her horses. She was an active member of the VFW Post 9387 Ladies Auxiliary in Wisconsin Dells.Survivors include her husband of 57 years, Robert D. Mattson; two sons, Robert (Cindy) and Scott Mattson; six grandchildren, Bo, Missy, Cory, Michael, Chris and Jonathan; two great-grandchildren; two sisters, Elizabeth (Bill) Wiley and Sandra Albrecht; brother, Mark Davis; and other relatives and friends. In addition to her parents, Sharon was preceded in death by a sister, Ricky Jean Bryant; and a brother, Forrest Bryant. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, Aug. 31, 2020 at Baldwin Funeral Services, 520 East St., Baraboo, with Pastor Amos Vande Hei presiding. Visitation will be at the funeral home on Monday from 10 a.m. until time of service. Interment will take place in Walnut Hill Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to the Alzheimer’s Association in memory of Sharon.
Totsie (Katherine) Jackson, age 90, of Baraboo, passed away on Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2020 at St. Clare Meadows Care Center.
Totsie was born on April 6, 1930 in Baraboo, the daughter of John and Marguerite (Marquardt) Rau. On June 30, 1949, she married Dale C. Jackson at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Baraboo. He preceded her in death on June 23, 2006.
Totsie was a full-time homemaker and a provider of in-home childcare for many years. She enjoyed year round cook outs with family and friends, and spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Survivors include her two daughters, Debbie Knight, Dianne (Chico) Blum; 12 grandchildren; 31 great-grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren; sister, Dorothy Pfhistner; and other relatives and friends.
In addition to her parents and husband, Totsie was preceded in death by three sons, David, Dennis and Duane; two grandsons, Allen and Kole; infant great-grandson, Samuel; four brothers, Robert “Bud”, Donald, John “Jack” and Harold “Butch”; and a sister, Marilyn.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, August 24, 2020 at Baldwin Funeral Services, 520 East St., Baraboo, with Pastor Tim Kuske officiating. Visitation will be at the funeral home from 10 a.m. until time of services. Interment will follow in Walnut Hill Cemetery.
Waunakee - Sherman C. Colson, age 76, of Waunakee, passed away on Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2020 at his residence.
Sherman was born on March 20, 1944 in Steubene, WI., the son of the late Earl and Caroline (Frazier) Colson. On Jan. 8, 1962, he married Toni Griese. Sherman had worked at Oscar Meyer Corporation in Madison for over 25 years. After retirement, he started his own real estate company in 1983. Survivors include his wife of 58 years, Toni; two daughters, Tina (Tom) Bodenstein and Amy (Kevin Kaczmarek) Colson; six grandchildren, Erica, Josh, T.J. (Melanie), Garrett, Shelby (fiancé, Austin Stitz) and Cheyanne; four great-grandchildren, Alonna, Amir, Amira, and very special great-granddaughter, Lauralee who always put a smile on grandpa’s face; two brothers, Kevin (Elia) Colson and Aaron (Xin) Colson; sister, Colleen Giddings; and several nieces, nephews other relatives and friends. Sherman was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Sheldon. Per Sherman’s wishes, no services will take place. Baldwin Funeral Services, 520 East St., Baraboo is assisting the family with arrangements.
Merrimac - William “Bill” Dohmeyer, age 74, of Merrimac, passed away on Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2020.
Bill, also known as “Billy Dee”, was born on Feb. 11, 1946 in Milwaukee, the son of Elroy and Alice Dohmeyer. On Dec. 27, 1969, he married Sharon Engelman in Milwaukee and they were blessed with three children, Jason, Laura and Jennifer.
Bill was self-employed and owned and operated New Life Office Equipment located in Baraboo. Later in life, Bill became interested in television production and was the creator of a T.V. show called, “AOB Variety Show” which aired in Sauk County. He also produced a movie named “Billy & Bobby The Wacky Duo” which was filmed in the Merrimac area.
Survivors include his loving wife of over 50 years, Sharon; three children, Jason, Laura (John) Lange and Jennifer (Michael Scaal) Dohmeyer; grandson, David; a brother, David (Dawn) Dohmeyer; and a sister, Carol Kowing.
In addition to his parents, Bill was preceded in death by an infant son, David Dohmeyer.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2020 at Baldwin Funeral Services, 520 East St., Baraboo, with Pastor David Bauman officiating. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until time of service. Interment will take place in Oak Hill Cemetery in Merrimac. Due to COVID conditions, face masks are to be worn at all times and social distancing is required.
Nancy L. Rau, age 83, of Baraboo, passed away on Wednesday, August 5, 2020 at St. Clare Hospice House in Baraboo after years of battling with COPD.
Nancy is the daughter of Elmer F. and Adeline V. (Steuck) Wilda and was born on May 30, 1937 in Gibson, Wisconsin. She was a 1955 graduate of Baraboo High School and was united in marriage to Gerald A. Rau on May 31, 1958 at St. John’s Lutheran Church.
She is survived by her loving husband, Gerald; daughter, Rebecca “Becky” (Richard “Rick”) DeMars of Baraboo; two sisters, Barbara (Sheldon) Nickel of La Crosse and Linda Vandreese of Sturgeon Bay; and many nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents, Nancy was preceded in death by three sisters, Beverly (Ted) Martin, Patricia Brown, Carol (Bill) Hamilton; one brother, Robert (Linda) Wilda; nephew, Dustin Wilda; and a niece, Bethany VanDreese.
Per Nancy’s wishes, a private graveside service will take place in Walnut Hill Cemetery, Baraboo. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to St. Clare Hospice House. Baldwin Funeral Services, 520 East St., Baraboo, is assisting the family with arrangements.