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The Joumal Times Tuesday, May 23, 2006 Obituaries OBITUARY LISTING Rose Bartel James Bass Jr. Wayne Merfeld Robert Nellom Jr. Edith Nielsen Orozco Margaret Recknagel Gertrude Scott Catherine Shea Withers Sprengel Vanness Phyllis White Janet Wistert Catherine F. 'Kaye' Shea RACINE Catherine F. 'Kaye' (nee: Bonini) Shea, 89, passed away Friday, May 19, 2006, at the Becker Shoop Center.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Richard Catholic Church, 1503 Grand Avenue, Wednesday, May 24, 2006, 10:30 a.m. with Rev. James Kendzierski OFM officiating. Interment will follow Cross Cemetery, Highway 32.

Relatives and friends may meet with the family at the church on Wednesday from 9:30 a.m. until time of Mass. Memorials to St. Richard Parish have been suggested. MARESH-MEREDITH AND ACKLAM FUNERAL HOME 803 Main Street 634-7888 Ethel J.

Sprengel NEW BERLIN Ethel J. (nee: Sharping) Sprengel, 83, of New Berlin, passed away peacefully May 19, 2006. Preceded in death by her beloved husband, Earl P. Sprengel. Loving mother of Cheryl (Ronald) Jorgensen, Lee Sprengel.

and Cindy (Steve) Gray; proud grandmother of seven grandchildren; 10 greatgrandchildren; dear sister of Harold (the late Anna) Sharping, the late Dorothy (the late Wilbur) Fischer, the late Hazel (the late Neichlanski, and Lorraine Tufford. Further survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Funeral Service Thursday, May 25, 2006, at 3 p.m. at the funeral home. Entombment Wisconsin Memorial Park.

Visitation Thursday from 1 p.m. until time of services at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, please take the time to create a memory with a loved one. The family wishes to express its profound gratitude, love, and admiration for the caregivers and staff at Ramsey Woods Residence in Cudahy. ADVANTAGE FUNERAL AND CREMATION SERVICES 11030 West Forest Home Avenue Hales Corners 414-425-6060 deathnotices Edith M.

Nielsen RACINE Mrs. Edith M. Nielsen, 91, passed away at Lincoln Village Convalescent Center on Saturday, May 20, 2006. Funeral services will be held at Atonem Lutheran Church, 2915 Wright Avenue on Wednesday, May 24, 2006, at 11 a.m. with Rev.

Dr. Warren Williams officiating. Friends may meet with the family at the church on Wednesday morning from 10 a.m. until the time of service. Memorials in memory of Mrs.

Nielsen to Atonement Lutheran Church Kitchen Fund or Lincoln Lutheran Auxiliary have been suggested. WILSON FUNERAL HOME 1212 Lathrop Avenue 634-3361 Luis 'Joe' Orozco RACINE Luis 'Joe' Orozco, 44, passed away at the St. Mary's Medical Center on Saturday, May 20, 2006. He was born in Pocatello, Idaho on March 3, 1962, the son of Luis and Petra' (nee: Salinas) Orozco. Most in Racine.

of his life was lived Joe worked at Lakeside Curative as a Machinist. Joe loved music of all kinds and was an avid collector. He enjoyed art and drawing, detailing cars, and collecting Harley-Davidson memorabilia. Family, friends, 'and music made him the happiest. He was a member of Cristo Rey Parish.

He is survived by sons, Simon and Francisco Julian Orozco; his mother, Petra Orozco; his sisters, Oralia (Margarito) Orozco Rodriguez, Delia Martinez, and Margarita Reza, all of Racine; nephews and nieces, Ricardo, Gabriel, ViviAdriana, Luis, Fabian, David, Monica, Lia, Joshua, Elias, Javier, Sergio, Vanessa, and Myra; and many other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his father; and two brothers, Javier and Alberto: The Funeral Mass for Joe will be held at Cristo Rey Parish, 800 Wisconsin Avenue, on Thursday, May 25, 2006, at 11:30 a.m. with Fr. Roberto McGlinn officiating. Interment at Calvary Cemetery will follow.

Visitation will be in the church on Wednesday from 5 until 7:30 p.m. followed by the Parish Rosary and at the church on Thursday beginning at 11 a.m. Memorials to the family are kindly suggested. DRAEGER-LANGENDORF FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORY 4600 County Line Road (corner of KR Meachem Road) 552-9000 The Journal Times Pick the BEST Senior Living in Southeastern Wisconsin Come see and taste the sweet amenities available at The Parkview Senior Community 5215 Douglas Avenue, Caledonia (262) 752-1000 Resident Garden Area Paved Walking Paths Van Service Full-Service Beauty Salon Wily Continental Breakfast Weekly Catered Meals Discounted Cable Service Small Pets Welcome Underground Parking Included Fitness Room Heat Hot Water Included On-Site Management Laundry Hook-Ups in Most Apartments Strawberry Fest Friday, June 16 81:00 4:00 p.m. Strawberry Refreshments Served Janet Helen RACINE (nee: Hall) away at Willow ter on Sunday, Janet.

Wistert was born in Racine the late James B. and Anna (nee: Rodgers) Hall on December 27, 1910. She Wistert Mrs. Janet Helen Wistert, 95, passed Crest Care CenMay 21, 2006. had lived in Racine all of her life.

In Racine, she was united in marriage to Anthony C. Wistert on May 24, 1941. Mrs. Wistert was a member of Olympia Brown Unitarian Universalist Church. She was employed at Western Publishing, for numerous years.

She was the Secretary of the Racine County Humane Society. She also was a volunteer for the American Red Cross. Mrs. Wistert was an avid humanitarian of animal welfare. She loved to downhill ski.

Janet is survived by her hus band of 65 years, Anthony; her niece, Jane A. (Richard) Mares; and other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her brother and sister-in-law, Yale (Lana) Hall; and her sister, Mignon Spencer. A Memorial service will be held at the Wilson Funeral Home on Thursday, May 25, 2006, at 10 a.m. with Rev.

Dr. Tony Larsen officiating. Relatives and friends may meet with the family at the funeral home on Thursday from 9 a.m. until service time. Memorials may be directed to the Countryside Humane Society.

WILSON FUNERAL HOME .1212 Lathrop Avenue 634-3361 Robert C. Nellom Jr. Robert C. Nellom Jr. was born.

December 15, 1980, in Racine, to Robert C. Nellom and Margarete Morris. He was a lifetime resident of Racine. Robert had a great love for children, basketball, and gymnastics. He leaves to cherish his precious memories, two children, Robert C.

Nellom III of Racine and Masha'iya Nellom of Green Bay; parents, Margarete Morris and Robert Charles (Madeline) Nellom both of Louisville, brothers, LeConte Pooh' Morris, Jawan Morris, both of Racine, and Rodrick Randall of Sikeston, sisters, Latesha '(Robert) Carradine of Louisville, Sominique Barnes, Certrina Nellom, both of Chicago, Valprie and Danisha Randall, both of Sikeston, grandmother, Dorothy Thomason of Louisville, grandfather, James Johnson of Chicago, aunts, Cassie Williams, Mary Lacy, Bobbie Griffin, Eliza Baker, Estella (James) Gamble, all of Racine, Josephine Morris of Milwaukee, and Francine Nellom, and Johnetta Thomason, of Louisville, uncles, Hollis Tate, Joseph Morris both of Milwaukee, Jerry Baker of Racine, and Lorenzo Nellom of Louisville, very special friend, Caron Butler; five nieces, two nephews, and a host of other relatives and friends. Robert was preceded in death by grandparents, Joseph and Minnie Lee Morris; two aunts, Ida Mae 'Tane' Morris and Pearl Morris; and two cousins, Lee Wagner Jr. and J.D. Everett Jr. Funeral services will be held at the Trinity United Baptist Church, 306 5th Street, on Wednesday, May 24, 2006, at 11 a.m.

with Pastor Buddy O. Vinson officiating. Interment will take place at Graceland Cemetery. Visitation will take place at the church on Wednesday from 10 a.m. until the time of service.

ALTERNATIVE FUNERAL AND CREMATION SERVICES Clyde O. Austin and Associates Funeral Directors "A Commitment To Caring" 1715 16th Street 633-1200 RACINE Robert C. Nellom 25, was called home on 'Wednesday, May 19, 2006. Rose Bartel WAUTOMA Rose Bartel, 95, passed away at her home in Heartland House on Sunday, May 21, 2006, She was born in Racine on November 24, 1910, the daughter of the late Henry and Lorenza Polimadei. She married Ervin A.

Bartel at St. Rose Church on July 27, 1935, in Racine, where they made their home for many years. Ervin preceded her in death on September 23, 1960. In 2000, Rose moved to Heartland House in Wautoma, where she loved being around her "new family." Rose graduated from Franklin Junior High School in Racine. She worked at Webster Electric in Racine prior to her marriage and retired from Dremel Manufacturing Company in Racine in 1976 after working there for 15 years.

She moved to Wautoma in 1990 and. was very active in the a Senior Center, where she served as Hostess of the Wautoma Meal Site for seven years, donating over 3,500 volunteer hours. Rose loved to spend time with her family, was a very graceful dancer, and loved to sing. She shared her talents with the community. and residents of local nursing homes, performing with the Senior Center Kazoo Band and the Senior Center Singers.

Many will never forget her rousing performance of "Second Hand Rose." She was truly a gracious "Rose" to remember. Rose was a member of St. Richard of Chichester Catholic (formerly Holy Name Church) in Racine and called St. Joseph her home. church in Wautoma.

She is survived by one daughter, Nancy (Gerald) Hansen of Wautoma; two sons, David (Lois) Bartel of Wautoma and Daniel (Sandra) Bartel Sr. of Oconomowoc; four grandchildren, Chris (Joann) Hansen of Kenosha, Sheryl (Terry) Hatcher of Kenosha, Renee (Craig) Schreindl of Oconomowoc, and Daniel. (Natasha) Bartel Jr. of Cappell, Texas; four step-grandchildren, Aaron (Amy) Bohn of Wautoma, Brian (LeAnn) Bohn of Galesville, Daron Bohn of Neenah, and Ryan Bohn of Galesville; five great-grandchildren, Morgan Rose Hansen, Madalynn Rose Schreindl, Chris Gerald Hansen Sonia Rose Bartel, and Celia Rae Bartel; and four step greatgrandchildren, Megan Paeth, D.J. Paeth, Barret Bohn, and BriAnn Bohn.

She is further survived by her sister, Eva Tennyck (John Oberg) of Racine; and by her brother, Donald (Henrietta) Pomeday of Appleton; as well as many loving nieces, nephews, and dear friends. Rose was preceded in death by her husband, Ervin A. Bartel; parents, Henry and Lorenza Polimadei; brothers and sisters-in-law, Paul (Ruth) Palmer and Robert (AnnaMarie) Pomeday; and sisters and brothers-in-law, Helen (Peter) Matranga, Leone (Ralph) Pinches, and Corrine (Anthony) Levato. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held in St. Richard Catholic Church, 1503 Grand Avenue, Racine, on Friday, May 26, 2006, at 10 a.m.

with the Rev. Paul Daniels officiating. Burial will be in Holy Cross Cemetery in Racine. Visitation will be held at Leikness Funeral Home in Wautoma Wednesday, May 24, 2006, from p.m. A Prayer service will follow at 7 p.m.

Relatives and friends may also call on Friday at the church in Racine from 9 a.m. until the time of services. LEIKNESS FUNERAL HOME 358 South Oxford Street Wautoma 920-787-3746 Never! Dull Moment Fountain Hills Call for an appointment to tour 886-9200 1100 Fountain Hills Racine (8800 block of Washington Ave.) FREE Hearing Screening Call for an appointment today. Beltone aping the world hear better 5200 Washington Ave. Washington Square sonate 637-5668 Milton J.

'Miltie' Vanness RACINE Milton J. 'Miltie' Vanness, 60, passed away on Saturday, May 20, 2006, at St. Mary's Medical Center. He was born in Racine on August 7, 1945, to Fred and Marion (nee: Withbroe) Vanness. Miltie served in the United States Army, stationed in Alaska as a Assistant and in Colorado as a Tank Commander.

Surviving are one sister, Donna Andersen of Racine; a son and daughter of Texas; two nephews, David (Christie Davis) Andersen of Racine and Michael (Lisa) Andersen of Winter; two greatnephews, Shawn Andersen of Winter and Landon Andersen of Racine; and best friend, Dan Reff. Further survived by other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his wife, mother, and step-father. Family and friends are invited to attend a celebration of Miltie's life at the E.A.A., 3333 North Green Bay Road, on Friday, May 26, 2006, from 4 until 6 p.m. Burial with full Military Honors will take place at Southern Wisconsin Veterans Memorial Cemetery on Wednesday, May 24, 2006, at 10 a.m.

HANSON FUNERAL HOME 3014 Northwestern Avenue 632-4479 Wayne Gerald Merfeld KENOSHA Wayne Gerald Merfeld, 80, passed away on Monday, May 22, 2006. He was born in Beardsley, Minn. on August 2, 2006. He was the son of the late Darrell and Anna (nee: Shaw) Merfeld. On November 23, 1946, Wayne married the love of his life, Frances Frazier, in Mason City, Iowa.

He often commented, "If I had it to do over, I'd marry you all over again. Amen!" Raised in Cloquet, Wayne enlisted in the Army Air Corps at the age of 17. He received Pilot Training at James Green ruary late (nee: Weston) cember 8, 1973, marriage to the University of Ohio and trained' for Gunnery and Armament, in North Carolina. In 1945, after flying over 20 missions as a Tail Gunner, Sergeant Merfeld was Honorably Discharged. Moving to Kenosha in 1959, he continued his career in auto body at Jay-Bee Auto Body and Blazavier Auto Body.

In 1983, he opened American Collision Service Incorporated in Kenosha. Wayne was well-known for his love of fishing, hunting, and restoring vintage automobiles. He was especially proud of his 1968 Mustang convertible. He was a member of the Kenosha Church of Nazarene and of Taylor Avenue Nazarene Church in Racine. He served on the church board, was Chairman of Buildings and Properties, and was a beloved Sunday School Teacher.

His faith in God set a living example to all who knew him. He will be greatly missed by all. He is survived by his wife, Frances; sister, Irene Gabe; six children, Darrell (Nancy) Merfeld, Cheryl (Doug) Samples, Gerald (Doreen) Merfeld, Merrill (Mary) Merfeld, Carol Stewart, Jeneyl (Steve) Anglin; grandchildren, Jill Pageau, Scott and Mark Samples, Melissa and Daniel Merfeld, Tamara and Jacob Merfeld, Alaina and Seth Anglin, Jennifer Baum, Shari Gilchrist, and Patty and Lesley children, Hapanowicz; Michael and great Taylor Pageau and Kyle Gilchrist. His son-in-law, Larry Stewart, preceded him in death. Funeral services will be held at Taylor Avenue Church of Nazarene, 2100 Taylor Avenue, Racine, on Thursday, May 25, 2006, at 10 a.m.

Interment to follow at Sunset Ridge Memorial Park. Visitation will be held at Proko Funeral Home on Wednesday from 5 until 8 p.m. PROKO FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORY 5111 60th Street Kenosha 262-654-3533 Pennysaver Phyllis J. White BURLINGTON Phyllis. J.

White, 77, died Saturday, May 20, 2006, at Oak Ridge Care Center in Union Grove. She was born June 27, 1928, in Richland Center, to Leonard and Ethel (nee: Sugden) Mick. Her early life was spent in Reedsburg. She was united in marriage to Ernest White Jr. They moved to Union Grove and spent many wonderful years there before moving to Burlington.

Ernest preceded her in death December 26, 1984. Phyllis had many jobs, one of which was a Waitress at the Coach Lamp Restaurant in Burlington. She enjoyed spending time with her family and friends. Survivors include her chiidren, Mery (Scott) Lowe of Pompano Beach, Charlene Karow of Burlington, Pamela (Michael) FFeury of Delavan, and Terry (Shelley) White of Sarasota, seven grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren. She is further survived by her brother, Leonard Mick her sister, Edna Eithen; and her special friend, Aldon, Hammes.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Ernest; her brother, Edward Mick; and her sisters, Betty Schmoldt and Pauline Mickelson. Funeral services will be held at Polnasek-Daniels Funeral Home in Union Grove on Wednesday, May. 24, 2006, at 2 p.m. with Rev. Cherie Forret officiating.

Burial will follow at Union Grove Cemetery. Relatives and friends may meet with the family at the funeral home on Wednesday from 12 until 2 p.m. POLNASEK-DANIELS FUNERAL HOME 908 Eleventh Avenue Union Grove 878-2011 James Bass Jr. M.D. RACINE James Bass Jr.

M.D., 66, passed away Friday evening, May 19, 2006, at his residence. was born in County, Ala. Feb10, 1940, son of the James and Sarah Bass Sr. On DeJim was united in Elizabeth Roskos in in Germany Ann Arbor, Mich. a es.

proudly served as an Operating Room Specialist, in the United States Army while he was stationed in Germany from 1958 until 1961. This experience prompted his journey, into the medical field and surgery. Jim was a proud graduate of the University of Michigan Medical School. He worked as a Surgeon in various cities including Ann Arbor, Madison, Cincinnati, Ohio, and Buffalo, N.Y. before he opened his practice as a Sole Practitioner in Milwaukee, where he worked from 1984 until retirement in 2000.

A distinguished member of the AMA, Jim achieved many firsts in his field of Endoscopic Thoracotomy. He was published in a number of medical journals. Jim will be remembered as a dedicated and skilled Surgeon and most importantly as a loving husband and father. He will be dearly missed. Survivors include his loving wife of 33 years, Betty; his two sons, Jeremiah Bass of Minneapolis, Minn.

and Barry Bass of Tampa, three sisters, Julia (John) McAlpine, Nancy Thomas, Christine Timmons; brothers-in-law, Harold (Barbara) Roskos, Roger (Tammy) Roskos, Larry (Jane) Roskos; nieces, nephews, other relatives, and dear friends. In addition to his parents, Jim was also preceded in death by his brother, Eddie. Relatives and friends may meet with the family at the funeral home on Wednesday, May 24, 2006, from 4 until 7 p.m. followed by a Time of Remembrance at 7 p.m. Memorials to Hospice Alliance, 10220 Prairie Ridge Boulevard, Pleasant Prairie, Wis.

53158; or to the Wisconsin Parkinson Association, 945 North 12th Street, Milwaukee, Wis. 53201, have been suggested. MARESH-MEREDITH AND ACKLAM FUNERAL HOME 803 Main Street 634-7888 Racine Optical Trunk Show TOP DESIGNERS, HUNDREDS OF FRAMES Stop in to check out the hottest new eyewear in Racine. Date: Tuesday, May 23 Time: 10 a.m.-7 p.m. TODAY ONLY! Racine Oplical Co.

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