Sylvia M. Noltemeyer

Sylvia M. Noltemeyer

MADISON- Sylvia M. Noltemeyer, age 97, of Madison, passed away peacefully on March 15, 2017, at Karmenta.

She was born on Nov. 7, 1919, in DeForest, to Knute and Tillie (Gjerstad) Johnson, the last surviving of 11 children.

Sylvia married Ervin Noltemeyer on Dec. 9, 1950, in Dubuque, Iowa. She was a dedicated employee at USPS for over 20 years until her retirement. Sylvia loved her family dearly and enjoyed taking care of people. She was an excellent cook and baker, expressing her warmth and care through all the wonderful meals she made.

Sylvia is survived by her husband; son, James (late Karen) Nelson and his four children; daughter, Mary Kempenaar and her two children; Andy (Hilary) Kempenaar; and Sarah (Keegan) Wedl; along with several great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; brothers and sisters.

Funeral services will be held at GUNDERSON EAST FUNERAL AND CREMATION CARE, 5203 Monona Dr., Madison, at 11 a.m., on Monday, March 20, 2017, with Fr. Mark Bartels presiding. Burial will be held at Roselawn Memorial Park. Visitation will be held at the funeral home from 9 a.m. until the time of the service on Monday.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Agrace HospiceCare and Holy Cross Lutheran Church.

A special thank you to the staff at both Agrace and Karmenta for all their loving care.

Online condolences may be made at

Gunderson East
Funeral & Cremation Care
5203 Monona Drive
(608) 221-5420