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Tesch, Gene Arthur "Toby". Born July 25, 1940, in Watertown, WI. Died December 30, 2016, at his home, Watertown, Jefferson Co., WI (age 76). Buried in Evangelical Lutheran Cemetery, Watertown, Dodge Co., WI.

Gene Arthur "Toby" Tesch was married February 24, 1962, at the First Congregational Church, Watertown, Jefferson Co., WI. to a classmate: Susan Carol "Sue" Bruss. Born January 31, 1942, in Watertown, Jefferson Co., WI

Lived at: 310 S Washington Street, Watertown, Jefferson Co., WI 53094

The Watertown Daily Times, Watertown, Jefferson Co., WI, Monday, January 2, 2017

Gene “Toby” Tesch

July 25, 1940 - December 30, 2016

Gene “Toby” Tesch, age 76, of Watertown, passed away peacefully in his home on December 30, 2016, surrounded by his loving family. Funeral Services will be held on Wednesday, January 4, 2017 at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Watertown with Rev. Rodney Warnecke officiating. Burial with military rites will take place at Lutheran Cemetery in Watertown. Visitation will be on Tuesday from 4:00 – 8:00 p.m. at the Hafemeister Funeral Home and at the church on Wednesday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the service. In lieu of flowers, memorials can be directed to St. John’s Lutheran Church or Rainbow Hospice. Hafemeister Funeral Home and Cremation Service of Watertown is serving the family. Online condolences may be made at Toby was born in Watertown on July 25, 1940 to Leonard and Anita (Mallow) Tesch. He was a 1959 graduate of Watertown High School and served 4 years in the United States Air Force. He was stationed in Topeka, Kansas and Goosebay, Labrador where he met many Eskimos. On February 24, 1962 he married the love of his life, Susan C. Bruss at First Congregational Church in Watertown. They resided in many cities throughout the United States before settling in Watertown where they raised 3 beautiful children. Toby worked for Nabisco for 26 years and Glenn’s Market for 16 years. He was a simple man who was loved by all. He was patient and kind and loved his children and grandchildren immensely. He was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church in Watertown and served on many boards there. He was also a member of the Watertown American Legion Post #189. He is survived by his wife, Susan Tesch; two children, Jennifer (Michael) Saniter of Watertown and Patricia (Jack) Gurholt of La Cresent, MN; four grandchildren: Brock Saniter, Ellie Saniter, John Gurholt and Jason Gurholt as well as many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his son, Jeffery Allen Tesch in 1989; parents; three sisters: Anita “Trudy” Karnitz, Myrtle Kephart and Lorraine Bartig as well as two brothers, LeRoy Tesch and Robert Tesch. He was the last member of his immediate family. The family wishes to thank Pastor Warnecke for all of his visits and Rainbow Hospice for their compassionate care of the whole family. Finally they’d like to thank Glenn Roberts for making Toby’s favorite oyster stew early for him.

Theder, Richard John "Dick". Dorn December 13, 1940 in Watertown, Jefferson Co., WI. Died Friday, January 8, 2016 at Hayward Area Memorial Hospital, Hayward, WI (age 75).

Richard John "Dick" Theder was married September 1, 1962, Watertown, WI, to: Elfi C. Wessollek. Born February 22, 1943, in Germany.

Lived at: 10245 N. McClain Road, Hayward, WI 54843

The Watertown Daily Times, Watertown, Jefferson Co., WI, Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Richard John Theder

(December 13, 1940 - January 8, 2016)


Richard J. Theder, age 75, of Hayward, died Friday, January 8, 2016 at Hayward Area Memorial Hospital. Richard John Theder was born December 13, 1940 in Watertown, WI, the son of Clarence and Angeline (Gritzner) Theder. He grew up and graduated from Watertown High School. After graduating he began working for Eaton Corporation (formerly Durant) for 42 years until his retirement in 2002. Richard was united in marriage to Elfi Wessollek on September 1, 1962 in Watertown. He enjoyed volunteering for Fishing Has No Boundaries and was always helping his neighbors and friends. Richard enjoyed spending the past 55 plus years hunting and fishing with family, friends and the “Moose Lake Swampers”. He is survived by his wife Elfi; sons Scott (Deanna) Theder, Donald (Kristi) Theder both of Lebanon, WI, Derek (Leah) Theder of Hayward; daughter Teresa (Terry) Triana of Watertown; grandchildren Tera (Mike) Cuthrell, Lyndsey (Craig) Tilot, Korin Kuehl, Melissa Theder, Brandon (Lauren) Theder, Ryan Theder, Jonah Theder, Adam Theder & Lucas Theder; great grandchildren Zoe Cuthrell, Tiahna Tilot, Teagan Tilot, Charlotte Theder, Ella Cuthrell, Lucy Cuthrell & Averil Tilot; brothers Roger Theder, Joseph Theder; sister Sandra Theder. Richard was preceded by his parents Clarence & Angeline; brother Donald Theder; sister Katherine Brunk; brother-in-law Harry Wessollek. Private family services have been held. Memorials may be directed to Fishing Has No Boundries, PO Box 375, Hayward, WI 54843 or Northwoods Humane Society, PO Box 82, Hayward, WI 54843

Thomas, Ann Christine "Chris". Born July 26, 1941, in Cookeville, Putnam Co., TN. Died Thursday, November 12, 2015, at her home, Madisonville, Monroe Co., TN (age 74).

Ann Christine "Chris" Thomas was married July 21, 1963, in Monroe Co., TN, to: John Moton Carpenter III. Born January 10, 1934, in Easley, Anderson Co., SC. Died May 25, 2000, in Madisonville, Monroe Co., TN (age 66).

The Knoxville News Sentinel, Knoxville, TN, Sunday, June 4, 2000

CARPENTER, JOHN M. - age 66, of 501 Stinnett Rd., Madisonville, passed away 8 p.m. Thursday, May 25, 2000 at Blount Memorial Hospital. Member of Madisonville Presbyterian Church. Survivors: wife, Chris Thomas Carpenter; daughters and son-in-lal, Jill Noe, Madisonville, Leah & Allan Hassell, Holly Pond, Ala.; grandchildren, Luke Noe, Cole Hassell; brothers, Jim Carpenter, Hackberry, La., Joe Carpenter, Santa Rosa Beach, Fla.; several nieces & nephews, host of special friends. Preceded in death by parents, James M. & Elizabeth White Carpenter; sister, Mary Carpenter Tipton. Memorial service was Sunday, May 28, Madisonville Presbyterian Church, Rev. Bob Temple officiating. Family received friends following the service. Arrangements by Biereley-Hale Funeral Home, Madisonville.


The Knoxville News Sentinel, Knoxville, TN, Saturday, November 14, 2015

Chris Carpenter

Madisonville, TN

Chris (Ma) Carpenter, age 74, of Madisonville, passed away Thursday, November 12, 2015, at her home. She was a Christian and went to be with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Lifelong member of Madisonville Presbyterian Church, Daughters of the American Revolution, life long member of Appaloosa Horse Club and American Quarter Horse Association. Supporter of MACA (Monroe Council for the Arts). She was a member and supporter of Hopewell Springs Community. Preceded in death by husband, John M. Carpenter; parents, Alfred and Joyce Thomas. Survivors: daughters and son-in-law, Jill and Daniel Gurley, of Madisonville, Leah C. Hassell, Holly Pond, AL; grandchildren, Lucas and Kelle Noe, of Vonore, Cole Hassell, Zeb Hassell, Holly Pond, AL; great-grandchildren, Austin, Asher, Adalyn, all of Vonore; brothers and sisters-in-law, James (Button) and Gladys, Thomas, Tom and Audrey Thomas, Tim and Karen Thomas, all of Sweetwater; several nieces and nephews. Memorial service 5:00 p.m. Sunday, Madisonville Presbyterian Church, Rev. Deidra Crosby officiating. Family will receive friends 4:00-5:00 p.m. Sunday at Madisonville Presbyterian Church. The family suggests memorials be made to the general fund of Madisonville Presbyterian Church, 201 Main St., Madisonville, TN 37354. Arrangements by Biereley-Hale Funeral Home, Madisonville.

Tietz, JoAnn Doris Evelyn. Born March 9, 1941, in the Town of Lebanon, Dodge Co., WI. Died March 12, 2021, in Juneau, Dodge Co., WI (age 80). Buried in Pilgrims Rest Cemetery, Town of Lebanon, Dodge Co., WI.

JoAnn Doris Evelyn Tietz was first married (1) June 13, 1959, at Cross Lutheran Church, Ixonia, Jefferson Co., WI to: Kenneth Heinrich Christian. Born June 9, 1938, in the Town of Lebanon, Dodge Co., WI. Died October 15, 1996, in Oconomowoc, Waukesha Co., WI (age 58). Buried in Pilgrims Rest Cemetery, Town of Lebanon, Dodge Co., WI.

JoAnn Doris Evelyn (Tietz) Christian then married (2) June 2, 2000, at Shepherd Chapel, Gravette, Benton Co., AR, to: Edward Leroy Olson. Born December 21, 1943.

The Watertown Daily Times, Watertown, Jefferson Co., WI, March 17, 2021

Joann D. Olson

March 9, 1941 - March 12, 2021

Joann D. (Tietz) Olson received a special call on March 12, 2021. Heaven was in need of another Guardian Angel, a job she couldn't refuse. Her new job takes her to a wonderful place where she will be socializing, baking, cooking, gardening, watching and feeding the birds, hunting turkeys and watching over her husband, children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and friends with a strong and endless love. Joann Doris Olson was born in the Town of Lebanon on March 9, 1941 to Reinhard and Viola (Eske) Tietz. She had one brother Robert (Judy) Tietz. On June 13, 1959, she married the late Kenneth Christian at Cross Lutheran Church, Ixonia, WI. On June 2, 2000, she married the love of her life, Edward L. Olson at the Shepherd Chapel in Gravette, AR. She will be remembered and loved always by her husband, Edward; her six children, Gordon (Nancy) Christian, Connie (Kevin) Field, Dean (Donna) Christian, Audra (Kent) Uttech, Shawn (Curt) Vogel, and Kelly (Brock) Cotter; her grandchildren, Amber, Colton, Nick, Nathan, and Bryce Christian, Tyler, Austin, and Kristen Field, Kaylee and Kendra Uttech, Mason and Chase Vogel, and Annaliese, Owen, Evie, Nora, Beckett, and Rosalee Cotter; five great-grandchildren, Titus, Sawyer, Gauge, Finley, and Wyatt; four step-children, Darren (Peggy) Olson, Daniel (Andrea) Olson, Jason (Autumn) Olson, and Pam Olson; five step-grandchildren, Kayla, Kourtney, Katrina, Ben, and Madison; and two step-great-grandchildren, Liam and Zayden. She was employed at Lutheran Homes of Oconomowoc for many years and loved the residents that were entrusted in her care dearly. Her loved ones would like to thank the staff of ProHealth AngelsGrace Hospice, Christian Family Solutions, and Home Instead for their exemplary care and kindness, through Joann's journey to her heavenly home. God's blessing to Amber for her, for the use of her home and loving care of grandmother. A celebration of life will be held at Immanuel Lutheran Church of Lebanon on Saturday, March 20, 2021, with visitation at 10:00 a.m., a service at 11:00 a.m., and a private family burial service to follow. Memorials may be made to the Immanuel Lutheran Church of Lebanon. Hafemeister Funeral Home and Cremation Service of Watertown is serving the family. Online condolences may be made at

Turke, Susan Marie "Sue". Born July 31, 1941, in Watertown, Jefferson Co., WI.

Susan Marie "Sue" Turke was married October 8, 1961, in Wisconsin, to a classmate: Joseph Otto "Joe" Rhodes. Born March 31, 1941, in Watertown, Jefferson Co., WI.

Lived at Watertown, WI

Uhlman, Arlene Arvilla. Born April 7, 1941, in Neosho, Waukesha Co., WI. Died November 12, 2018, in Aurora, Arapahoe Co., CO (age 77). Possibly buried in Kremmling Cemetery, Kremmling, Grand Co., CO.

Arlene Arvilla Uhlman was first married (1) July 23, 1960, in the Town of Lebanon, Dodge Co., WI, to: Clyde Cecil "Buddy" Thomas. Born February 7, 1936, in Viola, Richland Co., WI. Divorced July 11, 1977, in Arapahoe Co., CO. Died July 14, 2008, in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma Co., OK (age  72). Buried in Fort Logan National Cemetery, Denver, Denver Co., CO.

Arlene Arvilla (Uhlman) Thomas then married (2) November 3, 1985, in Las Vegas, Clark Co., NV, to: George Deming Losee. Born November 27, 1940, in Faribault, Rice Co., MN. Died July 15, 2022, at the University of Colorado, Anschutz Campus, Aurora, Adams Co., CO (age 81). Buried in Kremmling Cemetery, Kremmling, Grand Co., CO.

George Deming Losee was first married (1) September 7, 1962, in Carson City, NV, to: Sharanne Elizabeth "Sherry" Bloom. Born July, 1943, in Oregon.

Arlene Arvilla (Uhlman) (Thomas) Losee

Uttech, Janice Ruth "Jan". Born August 7, 1941, in Watertown, Dodge Co., WI. Died January 26, 2005, in Greensboro, Guilford Co., NC (age 63).

Janice Ruth "Jan" Uttech was first married (1) November 3, 1962, to: Thomas R. "Tom" Gawreluk. Born May 18, 1938, in Baudette Twp., Lake of the Woods Co., MN. Divorced.

Thomas R. "Tom" Gawreluk was first married (1) January 15, 1972, in Los Angeles, Los Angeles Co., CA, to: Sharon Marie Arrowood: Born December 24, 1950, in Los Angeles Co., CA. Died February 14, 2019, in Santa Rosa, Sonoma Co., CA (age 68). Divorced May 30, 1984, in Contra Costa Co., CA.

Janice Ruth (Uttech) Gawreluk then married (2) October 10, 1969, in Sioux Falls, Minnehaha Co., SD, to: Lawrence Edgar "Larry" Tanner. Born January 25, 1944, in Hennepin Co., MN. Divorced May 13, 1983, in Dakota, Winona Co., MN.

Janice Ruth (Uttech) (Gawreluk) Tanner then married (3) August 14, 1983, in Dakota, Winona Co., MN, to: Thomas Lee Webber. Born June 26, 1947, in Decatur, Macon Co., IL. He was divorced from Chong Cha Unknown on June 13, 1983, in Dakota, Winona Co., MN.

The Greensboro News & Record, Greensboro, Guilford Co., NC, Sunday, January 30, 2005

Janice Uttech Webber

Mrs. Janice Uttech Webber, 63, of 6004 Turnberry Court, died Wednesday, January 26, 2005 at her residence. A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 12, 2005 at First Lutheran Church. Mrs. Webber was a member of First Lutheran Church and had resided in Greensboro for the past 10 years having moved from Binghamton, N.Y. She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother. She is survived by her husband Thomas Webber of the home; one daughter Terri Linda Tanner of Greensboro; two sons, Todd Lee Tanner of St. Paul, Minn. and Robert Phillip Webber of St. Louis Park, Minn.; one sister Eileen Boyd of Henderson, Nev.; and one granddaughter Zosh Aurora Tanner of St. Paul, Minn. She was preceded in death by her parents, Louis Uttech and Sylvia Schwefel Uttech and one brother, Eldon Uttech. Forbis and Dick Guilford Chapel is serving the family of Mrs. Webber.

Uttech, LuAnn Helen "Lu". Born April 21, 1941, in the Town of Lebanon, Dodge Co., WI.

LuAnn Helen "Lu" Uttech was first married (1) June 17, 1962, to: Kenneth Robert "Ken" Kube. Born Nov. 16, 1940, in the Town of Shields, Dodge Co., WI. Died Saturday, April 17, 2004, in Waterloo, Jefferson Co., WI (age 63). Buried in Richwood Cemetery, Richwood, Dodge Co., WI. Divorced.

LuAnn Helen "Lu" (Uttech) Kube then married (2) December 19, 1977, in Waukesha Co., WI, to: Allen Van "Al" Tippel. Born August 9, 1946, in Milwaukee, Milwaukee Co., WI.

Lived at: N1256 Cranberry Road, Adell, WI 53001

The Watertown Daily Times, Watertown, Jefferson Co., WI, April, 2004

Kenneth R. Kube

WATERLOO – Kenneth R. Kube, 63, of N9165 Riverview Drive, Waterloo, died on Saturday, April 17, 2004, at the home of his sister, Karen Holzhueter. Funeral services will be held on Thursday at 2:30 p.m. at the Hafemeister Funeral Home in Watertown with the Rev. Timothy Blauert of St. Mark’s Lutheran Church, Richwood officiating. Burial will be in Richwood Cemetery. Visitation is at the funeral home on Thursday from 1:30 p.m. until the time of the service. Memorials, if desired, may be directed to St. Marl’s Lutheran Church in Richwood or the charity of one’s choice. Kenneth was born Nov. 16, 1940, in the town of Shields, Dodge County, son of Clarence and Lorraine (Borchardt) Kube. He was a 1958 graduate of Watertown High School and also a graduate of Madison Business College. After graduating from college, he lived in the Milwaukee area and was co-owner of Stat-Tab, a data processing business. About 20 years ago, Kenneth moved to Reno and Las Vegas, where he had also been employed in the data processing business. In later years, he made his home in Boulder City, Nev., where he had been employed at Pizza Hut. He recently moved back to Wisconsin to live with his sister, Karen. Surviving are a sister, Karen Holzhueter of Waterloo; two brothers, Marlin (Lorraine) Kube and David (Sylvia) Kube, both of Watertown; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents; his grandparents; a brother-in-law, Morris Holzhueter; two nieces and a nephew.

Uttech, Roger Edwin Fred. Born December 28, 1940, in the Town of Lebanon, Dodge Co., WI.

Roger Edwin Fred Uttech was married August 8, 1964, at Saint Bernard’s Church, Watertown, Jefferson Co., WI, to: Mary Katherine Beschta. Born January 19, 1945, in Appleton, Outagamie Co., WI. Died Sunday, October 28, 2018, in Watertown, Jefferson Co., WI (age 73). Buried in Glenview Memorial Gardens, Ixonia, Jefferson Co., WI.

Lived at: 503 Carl Schurz Drive, Watertown, WI 53098

The Watertown Daily Times, Watertown, Jefferson Co., WI, August 27, 2014

Roger, Mary Uttech celebrate anniversary

Roger and Mary Uttech celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary. Roger and the former Mary Kay Beschta were married on Aug. 8, 1964, at St. Bernard's Catholic Church in Watertown. The couple have three children, Jeffrey (Linda) of Menomonee Falls, Anthony (Kristin) of Sun Prairie and Nicole of Santee, Calif. They also have four grandchildren. The couple celebrated their anniversary with a reception and dinner for family and friends at the Moose Lodge in Watertown. "Now on to the next 50 years."


The Watertown Daily Times, Watertown, Jefferson Co., WI, Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Mary K. Uttech

Mary K. Uttech, age 73, of Watertown, passed away on Sunday, Oct. 28, 2018, surrounded by family and friends. Mary Katherine was born on Jan. 19, 1945, in Appleton, the daughter of Vincent and Mary (Hackett) Beschta. On Aug. 8, 1964, Mary was united in marriage with Roger Uttech at St. Bernard’s Church in Watertown. Mary and Roger celebrated 54 years of marriage. Together they raised one daughter, Nicole Uttech of Watertown, and two sons, Jeffrey (Linda) of Menomonee Falls and Anthony (Kristin) Uttech of Sun Prairie. Mary was employed at the Watertown Regional Medical Center for 31 years, retiring in 2007 as the central service supervisor. During her free time, Mary enjoyed beading, having made many beautiful necklaces and bracelets, and traveling. She especially enjoyed trips to the western United States and Florida. Mary enjoyed lunches and shopping with her sisters and friends. Mary is survived by her husband and children; sisters, Nancy Beschta of Watertown, Margaret Cole of Milwaukee, Marlene Beschta of Hales Corners and Laurie (Rick) Soike of Greendale; and brothers Larry (Mary Jane) Beschta of Fox Point and David (Ellyn) Beschta of Oconomowoc. Mary is further survived by grandchildren Emmalee, Isabelle and Grayson Uttech, all of Sun Prairie, and Vincent Uttech of Watertown. Mary was preceded in death by her parents. Friends and relatives may call to pay their respects at the Schmutzler-Vick Funeral Home in Watertown on Thursday from 4-6 p.m. and on Friday at St. Bernard’s Catholic Church in Watertown from 10 until 11 a.m., at which time a Mass of Christian burial will be held with the Very Rev. Patrick Wendler officiating. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorials in Mary’s name be made to the American Diabetes Association or to the charity of one’s choice. Condolences may be left at www.watertownwifuneralhome. com. Interment will take place at a later date at Glenview Memorial Gardens. Schmutzler-Vick Funeral Home & Cremation Service 500 Welsh Road Watertown.