In Memorium

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*Obituary is below. Alphabetical by 1972 last name.

Debra Colliander

Roy Alvin Costa

Jerry Delfeld

Mark Dickinson*

Barb Dietsche

Tom Dwyer*

John Eckdahl*

James Elko*

Kate Evans*

Pamela Giese Hine

Richard M. ‘Rick’ Goetz

Holly Greene

Daniel Gruendemann

James Hardy

Kathryn Hinkens Rosner

David Huntington

Jac Jedlick

Robert S ‘Bob’ Kopshinsky *

Richard J ‘Rick’ Majeskie*

Beth Mareno Stevens*

Rodger Nasseth*

David Parkhurst

Kenneth D Paulson

Marty Pierson*

Jeffery Rupert

Lynn Scrima

Marilyn Sievert Zimmerman*

Dave Smith

Roger Sorensen

Furrell C. “Buster” Schultz*

Charles A ‘Chuck’ Theama*

Rosalyn Ullery

Terry Winneshiek

William ‘Bill’ Zickau*

Julie Lynn Zirbel Lucas *

Mary Lynn  Zodrow Williamson *




Mark E. Dickinson 

Jan. 29, 1954 – July 12, 2012
Mark E. Dickinson of Pewaukee passed on to our heavenly father Thursday, July 12, 2012, at the age of 58 years. Mark was born in Milwaukee on Jan. 29, 1954, a son of Vernon and Donna Dickinson.

He proudly served his country in the U.S. Marines.

Mark is survived by his parents, Vernon and Donna (nee Chartrand) Dickinson; siblings, Pamela (nee Dickinson) and Peter Latousdis; Mary Beth Dickinson and her daughter, Leona; John Dickinson and his son, Todd; Noel “Harvey” Dickinson; and nephew, David Dickinson, son of the late Paul Dickinson, who died in 2010. Mark is further survived by other relatives and friends.

Visitation for Mark will be held from 10 a.m. until the 11:230 a.m. Mass of Christian burial Thursday, July 19, at St. William Catholic Church, 440 N. Moreland Blvd., Waukesha. The Rev. Kevin Barnekow will be officiating. Entombment with military honors will immediately follow the service at St. Joseph’s Catholic Cemetery, Waukesha.

In lieu of flowers, memorials to the family are appreciated.



Thomas C. Dwyer

April 25, 1954 – April 5, 2009

Thomas C. Dwyer, 54, formerly of Waukesha, died at St. Clair’s Hospital in Denville, N.J., on Sunday, April 5, 2009. He was born in La Crosse on April 25, 1954, to Edwin C. and Ruth Ann (Ranne) Dwyer.

Tom was a 1972 graduate of Waukesha High School and received his bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater. He moved to Rockaway, N.J., in 2003. Tom was operations manager at Cortegra Group in Fairfield, N.J. He was a passionate sports fan and loved literature and music.

He will be sadly missed by many family members, including his former wife, Anne Wilson of Jacksonville, Fla.; his children, Kelley (Robert) Grorud of Janesville, John (Angel) Dwyer of Greensboro, N.C., and Michael Dwyer of Brooklyn, N.Y. He was the very proud grandfather of Russel Grorud. He is further survived by his brother, Edwin (Crystal) Dwyer of Escanaba, Mich.; sisters, Mary (Steve) Haumschild of Waukesha; Ann (Ken) Lech of Spring Grove, Ill.; his girlfriend, Peace Kwiyamba; and nieces, nephews and many friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

A memorial gathering will be held from noon until the 2:30 p.m. funeral service Saturday, April 25 at Randle-Dable Funeral Home, 1110 S. Grand Ave., Waukesha. Tom’s nephew, Ed Dwyer, will officiate. A private family burial will take place at a later date.


John R. Eckdahl

February 9, 1954 -January 8, 2008

Of Norfolk, Virginia died on January 8, 2008 at the age of 53. John was born in Waukesha on February 9, 1954 the son of Norman and Barbara Eckdahl. John served in the US Navy during the Gulf War as a First Class Petty Officer on the JFK. John worked in administration for the Norfolk School System.

John will be sadly missed by his mother, Barbara Eckdahl; sisters, Anne and Jeanne Eckdahl and his nephew, Erik. He will also be missed by his friends and colleagues in Norfolk. John was preceded in death by his father, Norman.


James “Jimmy” Elko

WEST ALLIS – James Paul Elko of Montgomery, Ill., a former Waukesha resident, died in a car accident Friday May 14, 1982 at the age 28 years in Ottawa, Ill.  He was born in Milwaukee and grew up in Waukesha.  He was a nuclear engineer with Commonwealth Edison Co.  He is survived by his mother Mildred (nee Neitman), sisters Shirley(Pete) Verhage, Peggy (Denis) Graham and Kathi (Larry) Bean, nieces and nephews Kathleen, Phyllis, Kenneth, Kristi, Tammy, Jennifer and Aunts, Uncles, Cousins and Friends.  The funeral will be at 8 p.m today at West Allis Borgwardt Funeral Home, 1603 S. 81st., West Allis.Burial will be in Highland Memorial Park, New Berlin.  Friends may call at the funeral home from 4 p.m. until the service.



Kathryn J. Evans

July 27, 1954 – Sept. 26, 2006

Kathryn J. Evans died Tuesday, Sept. 26, 2006, at age 52.

She was a graduate of Waukesha South High School, the University of Wisconsin Madison and Marquette University Law School. Kathryn enjoyed art and painting and loved her family dearly.

She was the beloved mother of Nathan, Amanda, Samuel and Victoria Leuck; loving grandmother of Abigail Beals; daughter of the late Robert (Beverly) Evans; and sister of William (Sonia) Evans. She is also survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Visitation will be held from 11:30 a.m. until the 12:30 p.m. funeral service Monday, Oct. 2, at Heritage Funeral Home Chapel, 6615 W. Oklahoma Ave., Milwaukee. Interment will be in Pinelawn Memorial Park.


Pamela R. (Giese) Hine

Dec. 7, 1953 – July 5, 2010

Pamela R. Hine was born in Waukesha on Dec. 7, 1953, and passed away Monday, July 5, 2010, surrounded by her family and friends.

She was the dear wife of Tom for 37 years; loving mom of Jeffery and Nicole (Jason) Carstens; and beloved daughter of Vivian (the late David) Giese. She is also survived by her sister, Susan (Henry) Berns; her brother, Michael (Anne) Giese; and other relatives and friends.

Mrs. Hine enjoyed her job as attendance secretary at Waukesha South High School for 15 years and most recently as secretary at Medco.



Richard M. “Rick” Goetz

Richard M. “Rick” Goetz, lifelong Waukesha resident, died on Friday, May 4, 2012, at his home at the age of 58 with his wife at his side.

He was born in Waukesha on Dec. 22, 1953, the son of Sylvester and Lillian (nee Jastinski) Goetz.  On July 19, 1986, he married the former Mary Anschutz at St. Joseph Church in Waukesha. Rick retired in 2008 from the Milwaukee Carpenters Local 2337.  Rick was a blues music fan and had a great love for cars especially his 1932 Ford Delivery Panel Truck. As an avid Ford lover he enjoyed restoring his 1932 Ford 5 window coupe.  He was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church.

He will be deeply missed by his loving wife of 25 years Mary Goetz of Waukesha, his brothers and sisters: Harold (Nancy) Goetz of Waupaca, Marilyn (Thomas) Lynch of Waukesha, James (Lynn) Goetz of Waukesha and Patricia (Dale) Ellifson of Oconomowoc, his mother-in-law Sara Anschutz of Sturgeon Bay, brothers-in-law David (Elaine) Anschutz of Green Bay, Paul (Chesla) Anschutz of Sturgeon Bay, Thomas (Kathleen) Anschutz of Sturgeon Bay and James Anschutz of Sturgeon Bay and sister-in-law Julie Bader (fiancé Ronald Witthuhn) of Fish Creek.  He is further survived by many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.  He was preceded in death by his parents, his sister Ruth Goetz and his father-in-law Kenneth Anschutz.

The family wishes to extend a heartfelt thank you to ProHealth Home Hospice, especially Allison for their gentle care in Rick’s final days


Robert S. Kopshinsky

Jan. 4, 1954 – Dec. 26, 2009
Robert S. “Bob” Kopshinsky of Dousman died suddenly Saturday, Dec. 26, 2009, at his home at the age of 55. He was born in Waukesha on Jan. 4, 1954, the son of Charles and Shirley (nee Jensen) Kopshinsky.
He was a 1972 graduate of Waukesha South High School and a 1976 graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater. On Nov. 30, 1974, he married Cindy Yineman and they shared 35 love-filled years.
Bob will be sadly missed by his loving wife, Cindy; son, Nick, and daughter, Kari, all of Dousman; his parents, Charles and Shirley Kopshinsky of Waukesha, his brother Dan (JoAnn) Kopshinsky of Waukesha; his mother- and father-in-law, Don (Donna) Yineman of Green Bay; brother-in-law, Craig (Debbie) Yineman of Orland Park, Ill.; and aunts and uncles, Connie Kopshinsky of Waukesha, Oscar (Elvira) Kopshinsky of Waukesha, Ted (Judy) Kopshinsky of Waukesha, Dorothy (Ken) Fuller of Waukesha, Rose Marie Jensen of Saxeville and Arnie (Marilyn) Rodencal of Berlin. He is further survived by his niece, Jennifer Kopshinsky of Middleton; nephews, Dan Kopshinsky Jr. of Hutchinson, Kan., Brandon Yineman of Fargo, N.D., and Nathan Yineman of Green Bay; along with numerous cousins and friends.
He was preceded in death by his grandparents, William (Adelia) Kopshinsky and Ted (Martha) Jensen; brother-inlaw, Randy Yineman; and uncles, Paul Kopshinsky and Duane Jensen.


Richard Joseph ‘Rick’ Majeskie

March 19, 1954 – Aug. 11, 2008

Richard Joseph “Rick” Majeskie of Milwaukee died Monday, Aug. 11, 2008, at age 54. He was born to Robert and Elizabeth Majeskie on March 19, 1954, in Waukesha.

Richard was co-owner of ACV Lester in Menomonee Falls and was an avid reader and golfer.

He is survived by his mother, Elizabeth; brothers and sisters, Debbie Sullivan, Marlane (Roger) Barton, Denice MacDonald, Nadine (Mike) Trimborn, Gerard (Carolyn) Majeskie, Peggy (Ernie) Schofield and Melissa (Theo) Stephens; and nieces and nephews, Scott, Ryan, Daniel, Stephanie, Brian, Katie, Kelley, Angela, Jeremy, Kayla and Kelli Anne. He is also survived by his beloved grandnieces, Isabella, Jessica and Mallory.

He was preceded in death by his father, Robert Majeskie.

Visitation will be held from 2 p.m. until the 4 p.m. memorial service Saturday, Aug. 16, at Church and Chapel Ritter-Larsen Bros. Funeral Home, 1875 N. Calhoun Road, Brookfield. Per Rick’s request, he has been cremated.

In lieu of flowers, the family wishes that donations be made in Rick’s memory to the American Diabetes Association at

Church and Chapel Ritter-Larsen Bros. Funeral Home is serving the family. For more information, call 786-8030 or visit to view the online obituary, leave condolences or receive directions.

“Rick was a loving brother and uncle and will be deeply missed



Beth Mareno Stevens

Beth Stevens (1954 – 1991)  was born in Waukesha, Wisconsin on February 18, 1954. She is much loved and will always be remembered by all her friends and family.  As found on the Multiple Sclerosis Society website.


Rodger A. Nasseth

Rodger A. Nasseth, born Jun. 9, 1954 died Apr. 14, 1994


Marty Pierson

April 4, 1954 - Dec. 11, 2008

Marty Pierson of Waukesha died Dec. 11, 2008, at age 54.

Marty enjoyed playing softball, fishing, hunting and golfing. Marty also enjoyed watching the Green Bay Packers, Wisconsin Badgers and Milwaukee Brewers. Marty retired from V&L Tool, where he worked for more than 25 years.

He is the beloved husband of Nancy (nee Reith); dear father of Jude (Dawn), Luke, Jared, Andrew and Elizabeth; brother of Teri, David (Kelly) and Jeff (Annette); brother-in-law of the Rev. David Reith; son of the late Edwin and Jane Pierson; and son-in-law of Norma and the late Henry Reith. He is also survived by other relatives and friends.

Visitation at the funeral home will take place from 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. today, Dec. 16. A Mass of Christian burial will take place at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 17, at St. Dominic Catholic Church, 18255 W. Capitol Drive.


Furrell C. “Buster” Schultz
Furrell C. “Buster” Schultz, of Waukesha, died Friday, February 17, 2012 at his residence at the age of 58.  He was born on May 27, 1953, in Waukesha, the son of the late Donald R. Schultz and Phyllis (nee Grauer) Bittner.  He had attended Waukesha South High School, proudly served his country in the U.S. Army and held many temporary jobs through SEEK.He will be sadly missed by his mother Phyllis Bittner of Waukesha; siblings Donna (Leroy) Deuster of Hustisford, Robert F. Schultz of Oxford, Gail (Cevin) Caproon of Dousman and JoEllen (Cruz) Ortega of Waukesha; nieces and nephews Amy Biegemann of Ohio, Tanya Schultz of Ixonia, Trista Schultz of Oxford, Trudy (Jeremy) Serres of Oconomowoc, Domanic (Allisun) Caproon of Waukesha, LaKesha Penner of Waukesha, Tracy (Jason) Coles of Dousman, Adam Thompson of Missouri, Cruz (Erin) Ortega of Madison, Alisha Navarro of Waukesha, Juanita of Waukesha and Alex Robles of Oak Creek.  He is further survived by great nieces and nephews, cousins, aunts, uncles and many friends.  He was preceded in death by his father Donald and brother Jackie Boardman.A memorial service will be held on Saturday, March 3, 2012 beginning at 2:00 p.m. at Oakwood Church 3041 Oakwood Rd. Hartland, WI  53029.  In lieu of flowers, please bring a non-perishable food item to be donated to the Food Pantry.
Marilyn Ann (Sievert) Zimmerman
Oct. 24, 1954 – Dec. 21, 2011
Marilyn Ann Zimmerman of Peyton, Colo., beloved wife, mother and grandmother, passed away on Wednesday, Dec. 21, 2011, surrounded with love by her husband, son and daughter in-law at age 57. Marilyn was born on Oct. 24, 1954, in Waukesha the eldest of six children born to Merlin and Patricia Sievert. Marilyn loved animals of all kinds and spent her days caring for her many pets. She cherished time spent with her husband and grandchildren. Her family was very dear to her.
She leaves behind a loving and devoted husband, Mark A. Zimmerman of Peyton, Colo.; her eldest, cherished son Robert W. (Heather) Watson; her three wonderful grandchildren, Alexis, Hope and Robert “Jr.” Watson, all of Colorado; her parents Merlin and Patricia Sievert of Tomahawk; her siblings, Susan Teel of Wales, Barbara (Scott) Dable of Waukesha, Donna Parola of Flagstaff, Ariz., Michael (Barb) Sievert of Irma and Richard Sievert of Tomahawk; as well as aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her youngest son, Paul Anthony Watson who was born Oct. 9, 1976, and passed away Jan. 29, 1979; by her grandparents Ellen and Elmer Sievert and Paul and Catherine Zickau; and her special niece Shannon Teel.
Visitation will be held on Friday, Dec. 30, 2011 from 10 a.m. until the 11 a.m. funeral service at Randle-Dable-Brisk Funeral Home, 1110 S. Grand Ave., Waukesha. The Rev. Gary Liedtke will preside. Graveside services will immediately follow at Salem Cemetery in Wales where Marilyn will be reunited with her son to rest together for eternity. In lieu of flowers, memorials are appreciated to the family.

Roger Sorenson

Roger Sorensen, 53, passed away unexpectedly Wednesday, March 12, 2008. He was born October 16, 1954.

Roger was the owner of Sorensen Custom Services in Dousman.

He is survived by his parents, Maxine and James Johnson of Ettrick; sisters, Marge (Ken) Long of Big Flats, Marsha Foster of Waukesha, Melinda Sorensen of Waukesha, Jackie (Dan) Riesing of Waukesha, Jill Johnson of Waukesha, Sally Werchowski of Clearwater, Fla., and Sandy Leighty of Clearwater; brother, James (Tracey) Johnson; and his fiancee, Ronda Laue.


Dave Smith

Husband Dies, Child Stillborn;Pewaukeean Charged in Crash

CHENEQUA – A two-car collision on Highway 16 Sunday night killed a Waukesha man and injured his pregnant wife who later gave birth to a stillborn girl.

David A. Smith, 19, of 355 W. Broadway, died of chest and head injuries.  Coroner Donald J. Eggum scheduled an autopsy for today.

Smith’s wife, Dawn B., 19, is in fair condition at Oconomowoc Memorial Hospital with internal injuries.

The driver of the second car, Michael J. Abrath, 19, of W272-N4538 Yench Road, Pewaukee Town, is charged with drunk driving.  He is in fair condition at the hospital with facial cuts and a head injury.

The Smiths’ 1963 convertible went into a field on the west side of the highway and exploded.  Eggum said the Smiths apparently were thrown out of the car before it caught fire.

Deputies said Abrath’s auto was eastbound on Highway 16, and the Smith auto collided in the Smiths’ lane of traffic, just west of the Highway 83 intersection.


Charles ‘Chuck’ A. Theama

Aug. 4, 1953 – Sept. 12, 2010

Charles “Chuck” A. Theama of Pewaukee died Sunday, Sept. 12, 2010, at Waukesha Memorial Hospital at age 57. He was born Aug. 4, 1953, in North Prairie, the son of Raymond and Marion (nee Volk) Theama.

Chuck was a 1972 graduate of Waukesha South High School. He has been a member of the Evangelical & Reformed United Church of Christ since 1977, where he married the former Laurie Murdock on Oct. 1, 1977. For 32 years, he worked for Johnson Sand and Gravel. He enjoyed the many bands he has played with over the years. He was most recently playing drums and singing with Nostalgia. One of his greatest joys was working on his 1947 Ford Coupe.

He will be sadly missed by his wife, Laurie of Pewaukee, along with their children, Trisha Theama and Tennille Theama, both of Oak Creek. He was the dear brother of Ray Theama of Stoughton, Sharon Theama of Pewaukee, Barbara Butler of Watertown and Don (Angie) Theama of Delafield. He will be lovingly remembered by his best friend and “brother,” Andy Congemi; granddog, Benny; grandcat, Otis My Man; and nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins, other relatives and many friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Visitation will be held from 4 p.m. until the 7 p.m. funeral service Wednesday, Sept. 15, at Randle-Dable Funeral Home, 1110 S. Grand Ave., Waukesha. Memorials may be made to the Lymphoma Leukemia Society, 200 S. Executive Drive, Suite 203, Brookfield, WI 53005; or the American Cancer Society, N19-W24350 Riverwood Drive, Waukesha, WI 53188. The family would like to thank their friends and the doctors, nurses and all the staff at the Medical Oncology Clinic and Waukesha Memorial Hospital for all their wonderful care, and to his “brothers” in Nostalgia for all their support.


William P. “Bill” Zickau

William P. “Bill” Zickau, a lifelong resident of Waukesha, left this world Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2009, at the young age of 55.

He now is free from pain and is resting in his heavenly home as he looks upon his loving wife, Beverly, and his caring children, Stephen, Jennifer and Colleen (Tony) D’Amato. Bill is the dear son of William Sr. and Bettye; son-in-law of Bernice Grundman; brother of David and Amy; and the proud “papa” of his beloved grandchildren, “Papa’s Dumplin” Faith Anne Zickau and “his little Willie,” Alonzo William Zickau, who he will be guiding and holding close throughout their lives. He is further survived by other relatives and many friends.

Bill worked for 36 years at Alloy Products. He took great joy in being with his family and living in his country home. He loved the Badgers, baseball, and enjoyed bowling, golfing and joking around with all of us. We will miss his “one-liners.”

Visitation will be held from 4 p.m. until the 7 p.m. vigil service Friday, Sept. 25, at Cesarz, Charapata & Zinnecker Funeral Home, 237 N. Moreland Blvd., Waukesha. Visitation continues from 9:30 a.m. until the 10:30 a.m. funeral Mass on Saturday, Sept. 26, at St. William Catholic Church, 440 N. Moreland Blvd., Waukesha. The Rev. Leonard Barbian will be officiating. Burial will immediately follow the Mass at St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery in Waukesha.

In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate memorial gifts to help offset medical and funeral costs. Contributions can be given to the family or sent to the “BZ Support Fund” c/o Educators Credit Union, 448 Falcon Ridge, Burlington, WI 53105.


Julie Lynn (Zirbel) Lucas

July 16, 1954 – Feb. 7, 2011

Julie Lynn Lucas (nee Zirbel) 56, of Boston, Ky., passed away Monday, Feb. 7, 2011, at Flaget Memorial Hospital in Bardstown, Ky.
She was born July 16, 1954, in Waukesha, and was of the Lutheran faith.
She was preceded in death by her father, Vernon William Zirbel.
Survivors include her husband of 35 years, James Rick Lucas; four daughters, Lindy A. Lucas of Bardstown, Ky., Lana M. Tucker of Louisville, Ky., Leanna M. Lucas of Shepherdsville, Ky., and Lauren C. Lucas of Boston, Ky.; three grandchildren, Joe Kain Yates, Landen Lucas and Dalton Rooney; her mother and stepfather, Anita A. and Ronald C. Flagstad of Hendersonville, Tenn.; her sister, Debbie Faaland of Jupiter, Fla.; and other relatives and friends.
A celebration of Julie’s life will be announced at a later date.
Barlow Funeral Home in Bardstown, Ky., is in charge of the arrangements.


Mary (Zodrow) Williamson

Nov. 25, 1953 – Nov. 23, 2010

Mary Williamson (nee Zodrow) found peace Tuesday, Nov. 23, 2010, after a courageous battle with cancer at the age of 56.
She is the deeply missed wife of Wayne; loving mother of Michael (Olha) and Daniel Williamson; dear stepmother of Patty (Jeff) Coleman; dear grandmother of Emily, Sarah, George and Anya; and loving sister of Phyllis (Ken) Carpenter. She is also survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Visitation will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 10:15 a.m. Monday, Nov. 29, at St. Anthony on the Lake Catholic Church, W280-N2101 Highway SS, Pewaukee, with a Mass of Christian burial at 10:30 a.m.
In lieu of flowers, memorials to the American Cancer Society are appreciated.
Mary was a joy to all that knew her. We will miss you and you will always be in our hearts.
Church and Chapel Rudolph-Larsen Bros. Funeral Home is serving the family.




One Response to In Memorium

  1. Joe McArdle says:

    This list is way too long…

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