Obituaries

Donald R. "Don" Johnston

DEFOREST – Donald R. Johnston Sr., age 76, passed away on Tuesday, May 29, 2012, at UW-Hospital, Madison after a long struggle with diabetes. 

Vivian M. Plahetka

COTTAGE GROVE – Vivian M. Plahetka, age 89, of Cottage Grove, passed away on Thursday, May 31, 2012, in Madison

Gary Eggen Olson

Brodhead - Gary Eggen Olson, age 56, passed away on Thursday, May 31, 2012, at St. Mary's Hospital, Janesville, after a courageous battle with colon cancer.  

Jon Halstead

MIDDLETON-Jon A. Halstead, age 69, passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, May 24, 2012.

Juanita Kipp

Beloit--- Juanita Kipp, age 82, of Beloit, died on Monday, May 28, 2012, at Beloit Memorial Hospital.

Mearl E. Brenneman

JANESVILLE---Mearl E. Brenneman, age 79, of Janesville and formerly of Milton, died on Thursday, May 31, 2012, at Cedar Crest Assisted Living, Janesville. 

Edward Elisha Stevens

Edward Elisha Stevens, of Richland Center was born on May 30, 1931 in the town of Sylvan to Benjamin Stevens and Veda (Babb) Stevens.

Robert Berlin Peyton

Robert "Jack" Peyton, age 83 of Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin died Wednesday, May 30, 2012 at Meriter Park Hospital in Madison, Wisconsin.

James Motl

MIDDLETON--James "Jim" Vincent Motl passed away at the Veteran's Administration (VA) Hospital in Madison on Wednesday, May 30, 2012.

Trudy Emilie Tangwell

Trudy Emilie Tangwall, 84, passed away on May 26, 2012 at Lillian G. Carter Nursing Center, Plains, GA from a stroke.

James W. Gower

Madison - James W. Gower, age 86, of Madison, departed this life on May 30, 2012.

Frank J. Oliva, Jr.

MADISON/WESTPORT/ SUN PRAIRIE-Frank J. Oliva Jr., age 95, of Sun Prairie, passed away on Wednesday, May 30, 2012, at Meriter Hospital.

James W. Schwenn

DANE – James W. "Jim" Schwenn, a lifelong resident of Dane, died at his home on Tuesday, May 29, 2012.

Pauline A. Zwolanek

STOUGHTON/CROSS PLAINS-Pauline A. Zwolanek, age 96, passed away on Tuesday, May 29, 2012.

Vernon D. Harris

ARGYLE/MADISON-Vernon D. Harris, age 88, of Argyle, formerly of Madison, passed away on Wednesday, May 30, 2012.

Stanley Welsh

Highland Stanley Welsh, age 81, was called by his Lord and Savior on Thursday, May 31, 2012 at his home with his loving wife and children by his side. 

Uldene Fritz Damon

Uldene Fritz Damon, age 100, of Richland Center, died on Thursday, May 31, 2012 at Pine Valley Healthcare. 

Susan Chang

Madison - Susan Chang, age 59, passed away peacefully in her home on Monday, May 28, 2012. 

Donalin A. "Dona" Rose

BARABOO/SUN PRAIRIE—Donalin A. "Dona" Rose age 84, died on Sunday, May 27, 2012 at Agrace HospiceCare, Madison.

Miriam E. Robbins

FALL RIVER—Miriam E. Robbins age 98 died on Thursday, May 24, 2012 at The Meadows Assisted Living Center in Fall River.