Obituary: Mary Carla (Carla) Heimerl, (nee Abbot), 90

On Tuesday, July 19, 2022, Mary Carla (Carla) Heimerl, (nee Abbot) formerly from Evansville, passed away peacefully at her daughter’s home in Whitewater at the age of 90.

Carla was born on August 14, 1931 in Fremont, Ohio. She was lovingly raised by Gertrude Abel in Pittsburgh, PA and Kansas City, MO and by her legal guardian, Charles Guenther. Carla was valedictorian of her graduating class at Notre Dame de Sion High School in Kansas City, MO.

She met Robert Heimerl at Marquette University where they were both students. They were married on August 18, 1951 and made their home in Evansville, WI.  Together they raised two sons, Chris and Kim and three daughters, Diane, Carla, and Susan.

When Susie was in first grade, Carla returned to college at UW-Madison completing a degree in English. After teaching for a couple of years she returned to school and received a Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology.  Carla worked for twenty years at the UW-Madison counseling older adults returning to school, just as she had.  She retired as Director of the Office of Continuing Education.

Carla loved books and cherished gifting them and reading to her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was a gracious hostess who thoroughly enjoyed entertaining. Her true joy was her family. As an only child she longed for a big family. Her wish was realized in her large, loud, and loving family. She was very proud of them, especially that they all valued a college education as much as she did.

Carla was preceded in death by her beloved “parents” Gertrude Abel and Charles Guenther, husband of 66 years Bob, his parents, an infant daughter, Anne Marie, a grandson, Nicholas Heimerl, a brother in-law and a niece.

Carla is survived by her son Chris (Sandy) Heimerl and their two children, Anna (Roylee) Luna and Charles (Amy) Heimerl; her daughter Diane (Stan) Zweifel and their children, Saree (Steve) Solberg, Shannon Zweifel, Michael (Jenn) Zweifel and Mark (Ashley) Zweifel; her son Kim (Becky) Heimerl and their daughters, Thea (Ryan) Kurtz, Kate (Josh) Soholt, Erin (Jason) Breaker and Leah (Brad) Dushaw; daughter Carla (Bill) Skerbeck and their children, Bobby (Jamee) Skerbeck, Dustin (Cindy) Skerbeck and Carly (Jeff) Vertz; and daughter Susie (Tom) Kopp and their children, Kristopher (Jessie) Kopp, Adam (Jen) Kopp and Casey (Ashley) Kopp;  and almost 28 great-grandchildren, with one on the way. Carla is also survived by a sister-in-law, Carol Klein and three nieces.

A celebration of Carla’s life will be held on October 29th at 4:00 at Creekside Place, 102 Maple St., Evansville, WI. Carla would be grateful for gifts to Evansville Aware, The Evansville Fund,  Agrace or a charity of your choice.

Obituary: Timothy Michael Glander, 72

Timothy Michael Glander, 72, of Whitewater Lake, passed away on July 11, 2022, at Mercyhealth in Janesville, Wisconsin. He was born on April 12, 1950, to the late Eugene and Florence Glander in Illinois. Timothy was united in marriage to Linda K. Fikes in 1979, in DeKalb, Illinois.

Timothy is survived by his wife Linda Glander, son Jeron Glander, step-daughter Alisa (Ben) Miller, sister Judith Glander, and many friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, Eugene and Florence, and stepson Mark Sanders.

A teacher for over 30 years, Timothy taught music education and served as band and choir director. In retirement, he was able to pursue his lifelong hobby of magic, and learned the art of balloon sculpting, both of which he turned into a career. Timothy was a lover of animals, classic films, magic history, and jazz music icons. He will be missed by many.

A private family graveside service will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials or donations be made to:

Lakeland Animal Shelter
P.O. Box 1000
Elkhorn, WI 53121

Lazarczyk Family Funeral Homes, Betzer Chapel of Delavan, is proudly serving the family.

Obituary: Eileen M. Miller, 98

Eileen M. Miller, 98, of Whitewater passed away on Monday, July 18, 2022 at Rainbow Hospice Center in Johnson Creek.

Eileen was born on April 16, 1924 in rural Lake Mills to Otto and Leona Schimmelpfening Stelse.  She attended many different grade schools in Jefferson graduating from Jefferson High School in 1941.  Eileen worked as a telephone operator at Fort Atkinson and Whitewater.  She later worked in Whitewater at Sentry Foods for 15 years, DeWitts Foods in Fort Atkinson, and worked part-time until she was 86 at The Glen in Whitewater.  In 1947, Eileen married Clifford Miller at the Methodist church in Fort Atkinson, and later they were blessed with five girls.

Eileen is survived by four daughters, Diane Brunette of Janesville, Donna (Wayne) Tyler of Fort Atkinson, Denise Higgins of Watertown, Cindy (Rob) Channing of Whitewater; 13 grandchildren, and 24 great-grandchildren.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Otto and Leona Stelse; husband, Clifford Miller; daughter, Connie Miller; grandson, Michael Olson; sons-in-law, Rex Higgins, Tom Brunette; brothers, Robert Stelse, Maynard Stelse, Merlin Stelse, Ray Stelse; sister, Lorraine Wedl.

The family would like to give special thanks to Rainbow Hospice staff for their exceptional care for Eileen.

Funeral Services will take place at 11 a.m. on Friday, July 22, 2022 at First English Lutheran Church.  Visitation will take place from 10 a.m. until the time of service.  A burial will follow services at Hillside Cemetery.

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Obituary: David A. Sarow, 77

David A. Sarow, 77, of Whitewater, passed away peacefully on Saturday, July 16, 2022. He was the son of the late Harry and Marie (Johnston) Sarow.

David enjoyed driving truck, working on cars and traveling the country panning for gold. He loved family gatherings and hanging out with buddies at restaurants.

He is survived by his son, Richard Sarow; siblings, Phyllis Cantwell, Jerry (Marg) Sarow, Pat Miller, Carol Kingsly, Kay Miles, and Karen Sarow; cousin, Ken Olson; grandchildren, Andy (Brianna) and Bruce (Tera) Sarow; and great-grandchildren, James, Eliza, Beatrice, and Tallulah.

A memorial service will be held at First English Lutheran Church, 401 W. Main Street, Whitewater, on Saturday, July 23, 2022, at 12:00 p.m. Visitation will take place from 11:00 a.m. until the time of the service. Nitardy Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.

Obituary: Lenore J. Pavlick

Lenore J. Pavlick of rural Whitewater passed away July 11, 2022 at home surrounded by her quilts and faithful cats. 

Lenore was the daughter of Thomas and Alice Johnston of Brookings, S.D. Lenore married Anthony (Tony) Pavlick on August 16, 1958, in Sioux Falls, S.D. The Pavlicks were wed for 63 years. Anthony preceded her in death on August 24, 2021. 

She received both her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in English from South Dakota State in Brookings. For 34 years Lenore taught English at Edgerton Community High School. 

Following her retirement, she volunteered for many years in the office at Rainbow Hospice in Johnson Creek where her many skills were deeply appreciated. Lenore also volunteered as a driver for cancer patients in Jefferson, Rock and Walworth counties. 

One of the greatest joys in her life beyond her cats was her quilting club, “the Strippers” and the friends she made pursuing this craft. During these last years, her life was brightened by visits from her fellow quilters, Sue Scherer and Nancy Wentworth and others. 

Many thanks to her caregivers from Christian Servants Home Care, Kelli, Mellisa, Dawnelle, Debbie, Coral, Nancy and Shanelle who provided her with amazing and loving care for the past few years. Also heartfelt thanks to Gretchen, Kendra, Terra and Sarah of Rainbow Hospice for their expertise, comfort and support. Special thanks also to Paul Jhona for his friendship and presence for many, many years. 

Memorials in Lenore’s name may be made to Rainbow Hospice, 1225 Remmel Dr., Johnson Creek, WI 53094 or Jefferson County Humane Society, W6127 Kiesling Rd., Jefferson, WI 53549

Per Lenore’s request there will be no services. Her body was donated to the UW-Madison School of Medicine. 

Obituary: Cynthia Lea (Omholt) (Luebke) DeMott of Goetzville, MI, 78

Cynthia Lea (Omholt) (Luebke) DeMott, age 78, of Goetzville, Michigan, died at the Hospice House of the EUP in Sault Ste Marie, Michigan, on June 29, 2022. She was born in Hustisford, Wisconsin, on January 12, 1944, to Gail and Elizabeth (Culton) Omholt.

Cynthia went by the name Cindy and grew up in Whitewater, Wisconsin, and graduated from Whitewater High School. She married her high school sweetheart, Gerald “Jerry” DeMott, and they settled in Burlington, Wisconsin, for the next 8 years, and started raising their children. They moved back to Whitewater, Wisconsin and had their third child, and lived there for 23 years, before moving to Marshfield, Wisconsin, and then Stratford, Wisconsin. After working for a year at the home for the elderly, they opened their own home for the elderly in 1993. In 2008, they moved to Eastern Upper Peninsula to be a servant to a local church. 

In 2014 both Jerry and Cindy joined the fellowship with Cornerstone Church in San Antonio, Texas. The John Hagee Ministry was a blessing they enjoyed. 

In her quiet time, Cindy loved to read scripture and things pertaining to scripture. Fishing, camping, and going out dancing were favorite activities she enjoyed.

Cindy is survived by her husband, Jerry DeMott; son, Curtis DeMott of Lexington, Kentucky; daughter, Renee Hansen of Janesville, Wisconsin; grandchildren, Dan, Megan, Brent, Sophie, and Samuel; one great-grandchild; brother, Murry Luebke of Evansville, Wisconsin; sister, Karmyn Meissner of Janesville Wisconsin; brother-in-law, Lester (Joyce) DeMott of Milton, Wisconsin; sisters-in-law, Sister Marguerite DeMott of Elm Grove, Wisconsin, Norma Killips of Whitewater, Wisconsin and Sister Frances (Merel) DeMott of Wheaton, Illinois.

Cindy is preceded in death by her son, Martin DeMott; parents, Gail and Elizabeth (Omholt) Meissner; Brother-in-law, (Ben) Killips, Orson (Rosemary) DeMott, and Marcus (Mavis) DeMott; and sister-in-law, Joan (Edwin) Grossback.

A Celebration of Life will be held on July 16th at 10:00 to 10:30 visitation followed by the service at Harvestpoint Church, 209 S 4th Street, Delavan, Wisconsin 53115.

Obituary: Raymond (Ray) Lester Kramer, 87

Raymond (Ray) Lester Kramer, 87, Whitewater, passed away Monday, July 4, 2022. Ray was born on June 3, 1935, in Mukwonago, the son of the late Lester and Ruth (Schafer) Kramer. 

Ray lived in Whitewater since he was 13 years old. He worked at various companies, retiring in 2000 from the City of Whitewater. He continued to work part-time for the city until 2019. 

Generous and big hearted, Ray was a fun guy with a great sense of humor. He enjoyed umpiring softball and refereeing basketball games in his spare time.  

Ray married Patricia Brown on September 8, 1956, in Whitewater. They raised four children together until her untimely passing in 1982.  

Ray is survived by his four children, Deb (Jerome) Meyer, Denise (Chad) Stittleburg, Stephanie Kramer, and Steve (Valerie) Kramer; his sister, Dorothy (Perry) Moyer; seven grandchildren, Daniel, Zachary and Joey Zamora, Jerome (Chrissy) Meyer, Emily (Nestor) Dominguez, Maxwell Meyer, and Brock (Anne) Kramer. Ray is also survived by 11 great-grandchildren and two nieces.  

Ray was preceded in death by his parents; wife; mother and father in-law, Donald and Gertrude Brown; brother in-law, Richard Brown, and great-grandson, Oscar Dominguez. 

A memorial service will be held on Friday, July 8, 2022, at Nitardy Funeral Home, 550 N. Newcomb St, Whitewater at 11:00 A.M. Visitation will take place from 9:00 A.M until the time of the service. Interment will follow at Hillside Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the heart or cancer association of your choosing.  

We would like to thank the Whitewater Rescue Squad, Emergency Staff at Fort Memorial Hospital, and Agrace Hospice for their care of Ray. 

Obituary: Dolores M. Feltych, 80

Dolores M. Feltych, age 80, of Janesville, passed away on Wednesday, June 29, 2022 at Cedar Crest Assisted Living.  She was born in Cicero, Illinois on July 9, 1941; the daughter of John Sr. and Marie (Nemecek) Fleck.  Dolores married Chester M. Feltych Jr. on October 14, 1961 at Holy Lady of the Mount Catholic Church in Cicero, Illinois.  They eventually settled in Schaumburg where they raised their three children: Deborah, Christine and Bryan. In 2001 they moved to Whitewater Lake in Wisconsin to enjoy the rest of their retirement. They shared 47 years together before Chester’s passing on June 2, 2009. Dolores was very active in her church, St. Marcellines and volunteering at The Twinbrook YMCA. After moving to Whitewater, she worked at First United Methodist Church serving the Univ. of Wis. WW students free lunch every week. She loved working with the volunteers and supporting the many students.  

Dolores is survived by her daughters, Deborah Simpson and Christine (James) Caley; grandchildren: Nate (Whitney) Simpson, Ben (Kilee) Simpson, Elainna (Antone) Simpson, Brianna (Caitlin Ball) Feltych, Zachary (Megan) Caley, Avery Caley and Jamison Caley; great grandchildren: Logan and Rosalee Simpson and Kayden Feltych; brother, Phillip (Linda) Fleck; and numerous extended family members.  She is preceded in death by her parents; husband, Chester Feltych; son, Bryan Feltych; son in law, Edgar Simpson; and brother, John “Jack” Fleck, Jr.

A memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, July 10, 2022 at SCHNEIDER FUNERAL HOME; with visitation from 1:00 p.m. until time of service.  SCHNEIDER FUNERAL HOME & CREMATORY is assisting her family. For online condolences and guestbook, please visit: 

A special thank you to Cedar Crest Assisted Living Staff.  You made mom feel at home and cared for.

Obituary: Mary Kay Jacobs Piatt, 90

Mary Kay Jacobs Piatt

Born on November 22, 1931, and passed away peacefully surrounded by her children on June 26, 2022 at the age of 90. She is preceded in death by her loving husband Lynton of 66 years, and 7 of the 9 children of Lawrence and Anna Jacobs of Nezperce, Idaho. She is survived by her 100-year-old sister Bernice Lanza, her children: Pam (Larry) Hansen, Julie (Dick) Enerson, Tim (Heidi) Piatt, Darcie (Richard) Payne, Grandchildren: Breanna, Cassandra (Seth), Justin, Chelsey, Kajsa (Dane), Olivia, Malina, Seth (Blanca) and great-grandchildren Quinn, Tristan, and Nora.

Mary Kay and Lyn resided in Whitewater, Wisconsin for 47 years, and moved to the Twin Cities for their final years to be closer to many family members. She worked at the UW-Whitewater Health Center as an administrative assistant soon after moving to Whitewater until her retirement in 1993.

She was always within arm’s reach of a book, crossword puzzle, knitting or handiwork, and enjoyed painting and doing ceramics. Mary Kay was smart, wise, resourceful, strong, and always had a “can-do” attitude while being content with staying out of the limelight. She was passionate about politics and worked for many years as an election judge and campaigned for her favorite candidates.

She had a great sense of humor, a beautiful smile, was willing to help others – particularly the underdog, and loved and served her family well. We will miss her greatly.

We want to thank the staff at Saint Therese of New Hope, Minnesota for their loving care during these past 3 years.

Notice of burial arrangements and memorial for both Mary Kay and Lynton Piatt will be determined at a future date. 

Death Notice: Dolores M. Feltych of Janesville, 80

Dolores M. Feltych, age 80, of Janesville, passed away on Wednesday, June 29, 2022 at the Cedar Crest Assisted Living Facility.  A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. on JULY 10, 2022; at SCHNEIDER FUNERAL HOME; with visitation from 1 p.m. until time of service. SCHNEIDER FUNERAL HOME & CREMATORY is assisting her family.