Week of September 12, 2019
Raymond W. Smith
Raymond W. Smith of Hustisford peacefully passed away on Tuesday, July 30, 2019, after a tough six-year battle with dementia.
Ray was an avid sports fan. He enjoyed watching the Packers, Brewers, Badgers, NASCAR and Minnesota Wild. He was also a proud supporter of the Hustisford Falcons and Rock River League baseball, particularly the Husty Astros through the 1970s, ’80s, ’90s and early 2000s.
The family is planning a celebration of life at Hustisford Fireman’s Park on Saturday, Sept. 21, from 10 a.m. until the time of service at 11 a.m. Please view the complete obituary at www.berndt-ledesma.com.
Shirley M. Wellhoefer
Shirley M. Wellhoefer (nee Held), 72, of Neosho, died Saturday, Sept. 7, 2019, at the Aurora Medical Center in Hartford.
Funeral services will be held at noon Saturday at the Shimon Funeral Home, Hartford, with the Rev. David LaPlante officiating. Friends and relatives may call to pay their respects at the funeral home from 10 to 11:45 a.m. Burial will be in Hustisford Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to Crossroads Care Center, Mayville, or to a charity of one’s choice.
She was born on June 15, 1947, in Hustisford to Walter and Louise (nee Kreuser) Held. She was united in marriage to Wayne Wellhoefer on May 2, 1970, in Neosho.
She is survived by her husband, Wayne of 49 years; children, Kevin (Becky) Wellhoefer of Mayville, Tammy Plato of Hartford, and Kurtis (fiancée Sarah) Wellhoefer of Horicon; six grandchildren; siblings, Walter Jr. (Joanie) Held, Carol Whipple, Arlene Braun, Jerry (Bonnie) Held, Kenneth Held, Sharon (Gabe) Dragel, Donna Strehmel and Mary (Brian) Hagen; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents; sister, Joanne Steger; and brother, Joseph Held.
Betty G. Pocius
Betty G. Pocius, 93, formerly of Reeseville, died Thursday, Sept. 5, 2019, at Clearview Nursing in Juneau.
Friends and relatives may call to pay their respects at Salem Lutheran Church in Lowell from 9 a.m. until the time of service at 11 a.m. Saturday. The Rev. David Brandt will officiate and burial will be at Lowell Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to Salem Lutheran Church, Lowell VFW Post No. 9392, or to a charity of choice. The Koepsell-Murray Funeral Home in Reeseville is caring for the family.
Betty Gertrude Fehling was born on April 9, 1926, in Beaver Dam, daughter of Carl and Gertrude (Ladwig) Fehling. She graduated from Beaver Dam High School. Fehling worked for Johnson Controls in Watertown, retiring in 1991. She was active in the Lowell and Reeseville communities, helping out with different events for the Lowell VFW Post No. 9392 Auxiliary.
Survivors include her children, Doug (Patricia) Pocius of Lowell, Victor “Honey” Pocius of Juneau and Kris (Neal) Kohlhoff of Clyman; four grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; a sister, Sharon Elske of Watertown; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her siblings, Harvey (Arlene) Fehling, James (Evelyn) Fehling, John Fehling, Robert Fehling and infant brother, Ben Fehling.
Milton E. Roll
Milton E. Roll, 94, of Juneau, died Thursday, Sept. 5, 2019, at Clearview in Juneau.
A Mass of Christian burial was held Wednesday at Sacred Heart Parish in Horicon with the Rev. Justin Lopina presiding. Visitation was held Wednesday at the church. Burial was in St. Mary Cemetery in Woodland. The Koepsell-Murray Funeral Home in Horicon is serving the family.
He was born on June 8, 1925, in Kekoskee, the son of Armond and Irma (Krueger) Roll. He was united in marriage to Corinne Hagen on July 24, 1951, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Woodland. Roll first farmed in Horicon and then in 1972 dairy farmed in Juneau where he continued for the rest of his life and was still driving tractor at the age of 92. He was a member of Sacred Heart Parish in Horicon.
He is survived by his wife of 68 years, Corinne of Juneau; his children, Allen Roll of West Bend, Diane (Ralph) Boehlen of Hustisford, and Sheryl (Pete) Heiling of Princeton; 10 grandchildren; 30 great-grandchildren; his siblings, Raymond Roll of Horicon, Darlene Schwantes of Juneau and Norma (Wayne) Pluckhan of California. He is further survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents and sisters, Verna Wellnitz and Lorraine Roll.
The Koepsell-Murray Funeral Home in Horicon is serving the family.