Carol Ann Gevaart, age 82, passed away on September 10, 2019

Carol Ann (Clossay) Gevaart, age 82, a former long-time Janesville resident passed away on September 10, 2019 at Fort Health Care, Fort Atkinson. She was born on March 29, 1937 in Jamaica, NY, the daughter of George and Marion (Law) Clossay.

Carol was a phenomenal woman, wife, mother and grandmother. She knew no strangers and was a friend and “light” to so many. Throughout her youth she lived in Glens Falls NY, Elkhart IN and Marinette WI before starting her college education. She attended Lawrence University in Appleton WI, where she met her husband, and graduated from Ball State in Muncie IN, where she was a sorority sister and member of Delta Zeta. Professionally, Carol specialized in communicative disorders.  She also attended Clark School for the Deaf in Northampton MA. Carol completed her Masters’ Degree in Speech and Language Pathology at the University of Wisconsin Whitewater. She was a member of: the WI State Teachers Association since 1960, the National Speech, Hearing & Language Association, and the Wisconsin Education Association Council (WEAC). Carol was a Speech Pathologist in the Milton school system for over 27 years.

Carol was married to Goodrich “Jack” Gevaart in Augusta GA on July 2, 1960. Carol coordinated many family outings and adventures that included camping trips throughout the United States and Canada during the summer months. She was a proud, energetic and enthusiastic cheerleader for all the kids’ and grandkids’ athletic and performing arts activities. Carol enjoyed traveling with Jack and had fond memories of trips to Europe and Canada. Her last big vacation was in 2007 when the entire Gevaart family (kids and grandkids) enjoyed a cruise to Alaska.

After Jack’s passing, Carol spent six years living and receiving care at Fairhaven Retirement Community. She enjoyed the numerous resident activities including political discussions with other residents, spiritual services, watching Turner Classic Movies, arts and crafts activities. She enjoyed visits from all of her grandchildren and frequently adorned her door and walls with Marcela and Trayton’s artwork. She kept photos of her family throughout her room and would proudly share stories to anyone willing to listen. The halls and walls at Fairhaven will never be the same without her.  

Carol was preceded in death by her husband Goodrich “Jack” Gevaart and her parents George Clossay and Marion (Law) Clossay. She is survived by her children Mark G. Gevaart (Cindy) Fort Wayne IN, Glen A. Gevaart (Melinda) Portage MI, Gretchen M. Gevaart-Torres (Alex) Elkhorn WI and her grandchildren Goodrich Jack Gevaart II, Neely Gevaart, Tyler Gevaart, Lauren Gevaart, Jacob Gevaart, Trayton Torres, Marcela Torres, all of whom will miss her very much.

Carol is now enjoying renewed life, free of MS (Multiple Sclerosis) with the body of Jesus.

Visitation will be Saturday September 14, 2019 from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. with a service to follow at 11 a.m. at Henke-Clarson Funeral Home at 1010 N. Wright Road Janesville WI.  In lieu of flowers the family requests memorial donations in Carol’s honor be made to the Fairhaven Employee Fund or the Fairhaven Foundation at 435 W. Starin Road, Whitewater, WI 53190.

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Sharon Lee Splinter was born July 17, 1939 in Sullivan, Wisconsin

Sharon Lee Splinter, daughter of Harold and Lora (Rowe) Grant was born July 17, 1939 in Sullivan, Wisconsin. She graduated from Whitewater High and worked as an accountant in Indiana until her retirement. 

Sharon Lee Splinter

She was united in holy matrimony to Richard Splinter in May 1986, and together they combined households and raised their children.

Her beautiful life will be forever cherished by her beloved children, Connie Collins and Dale (Kelly) Splinter, and eight loving grandchildren. Also surviving are children Steve Splinter, Ron Splinter, and Rich (Deb) Splinter as well as siblings Doris Spiess, Ellen (Dean) Tucker, and Jerry (Shirley) Grant.

Sharon was preceded in death by daughter, Cheri Hudgins; siblings, Eugene Grant and Margie Massie; and her parents. Her generous spirit and pleasant personality left her loved by many. 

At her wishes, she will be donated for full-body medical research leaving no funeral services to be held.

Bryan Nelson, age 84, of Janesville, passed away on Sunday, September 1, 2019

Bryan Nelson, age 84, of Janesville, passed away peacefully on Sunday, September 1, 2019 at Agrace Hospice in Fitchburg, WI.  Born in La Grange Park, IL to the late Marvin and Naomi (Paulson) Nelson.  Having lived around the southern Chicago area before moving to Crown Point, IN, the family settled in Whitewater, WI in 1952. Bryan graduated from Whitewater High in 1954 and attended college in Whitewater as well.  He was soon drafted into the United States Army and completed his obligation later to return home and start his plumbing apprenticeship and receive his Masters of Plumbing while working for LeRoy Kepp.  Bryan met his future wife and his love to the very end, Joan (Harris), while bowling at The Hawk Bowl in Whitewater.  They were married on July 8, 1961. Together they built a life around raising their family and running Bryan’s plumbing business, first with his brother in-law, Bob, in Ft. Atkinson in 1968 and then on his own in Orfordville and in Milton/Janesville, before retiring in 1997.

Bryan Nelson

Bryan is survived by his wife, Joan Nelson; and their children: Tracey Fox of Janesville, Terry Nelson of Marshfield, MO, Brent (Susan) Nelson of Janesville, and Toni (Steve) Rowley of Brodhead; grandchildren, Nicholas and Sarah (Dillion Woollums) Rowley of Brodhead, Catherine and David Nelson of Janesville; great grandson, Weston Rowley; sister and brothers, Sherry Plucinski, and Jeffrey and Wesley Nelson; along with in-laws, Tom and Barbara Dosemagen, Rod and Linda Sandleback, and Jeanette Milleson; long-time friends, Larry Williams and Paul Kulinski; and many extended family members and friends.

Bryan is preceded in death by his parents; mother and father in-law, Lyle and Catherine Harris; siblings, Dale Nelson and Karen Dinsmore; brother in-law, Robert Plucinski; and son in-law, Thomas Fox.

We would like to give our upmost gratitude to Agrace Hospice in Janesville and Fitchburg for all of the love and support they’ve offered and a special thank you to Amy Olson and Erika Schultz for all of their love and help they provided to Bryan at home.  Without any of them he would have never been able to stay at home for as long as he did.

A celebration of Bryan’s life will be held from 2:30 p.m. until 4:30 p.m. on Saturday, September 14, 2019 at the Schneider Funeral Home Life Celebration Center, 1800 E. Racine Street, Janesville.  Schneider Funeral Home & Crematory is assisting the family. For online condolences, please visit: www.schneiderfuneraldirectors.com

Judson Michael “Jud” Lowry, age 66, of Appleton passed away on Monday, Aug. 12, 2019

Judson Michael “Jud” Lowry, age 66, of Appleton passed away after a brief illness on Monday, August 12, 2019, at University Hospital-Madison, with his family at his side.  Jud was born on May 25, 1953, the son of the late Robert and Marjorie (Cox) Lowry in Janesville.  He was raised in Janesville and attended Janesville Parker High School. He had three children while living in Janesville, two daughters, Jennifer and Jessica and a son, Adam. In 1999, he married the former Brenda Berg in Whitewater. They made their home in the Fox Valley and had one child, a daughter, Logan. He had numerous jobs in his lifetime, but sales engineering became his passion, finishing his career at Kenrich Industrial/EMS of Waukesha where he worked for the last 20 years, retiring in January of 2018.

Judson Michael “Jud” Lowry

An avid sports fan, Jud enjoyed his Packers and Brewers as well as Nascar. He was thrilled to watch his son, Adam play baseball and even coached him in his younger years.  Not always a fan of basketball, he became Logan’s biggest cheerleader during Wisconsin Flight AAU tournaments and at Appleton East High School.  Harley and snowmobile trips with friends were a favorite activity as well as camping with their fifth wheel over the last few years. 

Judson is survived by his wife, Brenda and daughter Logan of Appleton; daughter, Jennifer (Ken Richards) Lowry and their children Alexis, Morgan and Evan; daughter, Jessica Garrido and her children Austin and Mia; son, Adam Lowry of Appleton and his children Noah and Luke; brother, Jeff Lowry of Edgerton and his children, Amber (Mark) Warmke and Ashley (Ken Schuur) Lowry; brother, Josh (Deb) Lowry of Janesville; mother and father-in-law, Rod and Donna Berg of Whitewater; and sister-in-law, Sandra Miller of Fitchburg; as well as great-nieces and nephews. Jud was predeceased by his parents, Bob and Marj of Janesville; brother, Matt of Edgerton; and brother-in-law, Matt Miller of Fitchburg.

The family would like to thank the medical care team at Appleton Medical Center ICU, especially nurses Cassie and Kim as well as nurse Katie in the TLC unit at UW Hospital for their kind and compassionate care.

A family celebration of his life will take place at the ELKS LODGE, 2100 N. Washington St., Janesville, from 1 p.m. until 4 p.m. on Saturday, September 7, 2019. Online condolences may be made at www.gundersonfh.com.

Gunderson Fitchburg
Funeral & Cremation Care
2950 Chapel Valley Road
(606) 442-5002

Lynton M. Piatt, age 90, longtime resident of Whitewater, passed away on August 19, 2019

Lynton M. Piatt, age 90, long-time resident of Whitewater, WI, peacefully passed away at St. Therese Care Center, New Hope, MN on August 19, 2019.

Lynton M. Piatt

He was surrounded by those he loved and who loved him. He lived a long life, and more importantly the life he wanted. He loved old movies, travel, gardening, listening and dancing to music (genre Nate King Cole and Big Band sounds) and owning a pet, but mostly being with family and friends. He served proudly in the United States Air Force and was a Professor of Psychology at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater for over 24 years. We will always remember his love of laughter, silly jokes, and his huge heart.

Survived by wife of 66 years, Mary Kay (Jacobs) Piatt; children, Pam (Larry) Hansen, Julie (Richard) Enerson, Tim (Heidi Sonnenburg) Piatt and Darcie (Richard) Payne and grandchildren who were so special to him: Breanna, Cassandra, Justin, Chelsey, Kajsa, Olivia, Malina, Seth, and great-grandchildren Quinn and Tristan. He also leaves behind his little dog, Oliver.

Celebration of Life at St. Therese Care Center, New Hope, MN on Sunday, September 15th. Interment at a later date in Whitewater, WI, where the family will have another gathering for those who knew him.

Dale Edgar Bornick, age 80, passed away peacefully on Saturday, August 17, 2019

Dale Edgar Bornick, age 80, passed away peacefully on Saturday, August 17, 2019.

Dale Edgar Bornick

Dale is survived by his children; Janet (Mike) Bennett; Glen Bornick; Scott Bornick; stepson Wayne (Andrea) Graham and family; grandsons Jacob and Brady Bennett; brother Gary (Mary) Bornick and family; Sister-in-law Sherry Bornick and family.

Dale is preceded in death by his wife Amy; parents Elmer and Mildred Bornick; sister Nancy and brother Wayne Bornick.

Dale’s happiest moments were spent growing old with his wife Amy and spending time with his family and friends. Life is only worth living if you are with those you love. His last wish was to be reunited with his wife Amy. May his wish be granted. We will miss you both.

Services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, August 23, 2019 in the Kratz Funeral Home-Portage (www.kratzfuneralhome.com) 302 E. Conant St., Portage, WI. Visitation will be held from 9:00 a.m. until time of service at 11:00 a.m.

Burial will follow at the Oak Grove Cemetery in Portage.

Jean L. Steinhoff, 88, of Palmyra, Wisconsin, passed away on Sunday, August 18, 2019, at UW Hospital

Jean L. Steinhoff, 88, of Palmyra, Wisconsin, passed away on Sunday, August 18, 2019, at UW Hospital.

Jean L. Steinhoff

Jean was born May 1, 1931, in Pleasant Valley, the daughter of Albert and Edna (Lundt) Emery. She grew up in rural Jefferson County and was a 1949 graduate of Palmyra High School. Jean married John Steinhoff on September 16, 1950, at St. Theresa’s Catholic Church in Eagle. The couple enjoyed 37 years of marriage until John’s death in 1987.

Jean worked in the lunch program at Palmyra Elementary School. She was the Friday night fish fry hostess at the Nite Cap Inn for many years and later the Cornerstone Restaurant. She enjoyed seeing her regular customers each week and hearing about their families. 

Jean enjoyed gardening and was proud of her colorful flower gardens. She also enjoyed decorating her home for every holiday, especially covering her Christmas tree with angels. Her front porch was always decorated with lights for the season.    

Jean was a long-time member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Palmyra. She served as a Parish Council member and was a member of the St. Mary’s Women’s Club. Over the years she baked countless desserts for parish events.

The most important thing in Jean’s life was her family. She was a loving wife, mother, grammy, and great-grammy. She loved baking cakes for birthdays, weddings, and graduations. She hosted the entire family for holidays and always made an assortment of delicious desserts. Jean’s recipes will live on as her grandchildren make delicious food from her hand-written cookbooks which she gifted them. She made sure her family and friends received a Hallmark card for every special occasion. Jean was a caring, thoughtful, and determined woman. Her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren miss her dearly.

Jean is survived by three children, Bonnie (Glen) Schaefer of Fort Atkinson, Steven (Linda) Steinhoff of Palmyra, and Susan Mehring of Fort Atkinson; seven grandchildren, Michael Steinhoff, Juliana (Timothy) Gebhart, Alex (Emily Bralick) Mehring, Benton Steinhoff, Jonathan (Laura) Schaefer, Eric (April) Mehring, and Lacey Mehring; a great-grandson, Connor Gebhart; six step-grandchildren; ten step-great-grandchildren; a special sister-in-law, Janice Emery; and a special cousin, Sister Ellen Shannon. She is also survived by a number of nieces, nephews, cousins, a brother-in-law, and friends.

Jean was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, John Steinhoff; her brother, Roger Emery; sisters-in-law Carol Foelker and Catherine Eaton; and a brother-in-law James Foelker.

Visitation will be held on Thursday, August 22, 2019, at Gibson Family Funeral Home in Palmyra from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.  Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, August 23, 2019, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Palmyra. Jean will be laid to rest on Friday at 3:00 p.m. at St. Theresa’s Catholic Cemetery in Eagle.

Memorials in Jean’s honor may be made to St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Palmyra in lieu of flowers.

The family wishes to extend their heartfelt thanks to the staff on D6 at UW Hospital for their compassionate care.

Gibson Family Funeral Homes of Eagle and Palmyra, WI is serving the family. To place an online condolence please visit gibsonfuneral.com.