Friday, July 16, 1999

Obituary: Dan Fix

COTTAGE GROVE - Dan Fix passed away on Wednesday, July 14, 1999 after a lengthy and courageous battle with cancer. He was born on October 26, 1947 in Madison, the son of Richard and Eleanor Fix. He lived his life in the Madison area, graduating from Madison Central High School and going into the Army from there. He was honorably discharged from the army after a medical illness in 1968 and was later disabled in 1974 from employment at Methodist Hospital. Dan married Alice Hetzel on January 25, 1975 at St. Paul's Catholic Center. He was blessed with thre children, Kim, Kevin, and Toni; his family was the love of his life. He is survived by his family; and two sisters, Roberta (Ron) Otis and Sue (Vic) Calcarel; his mother-in-law, Josie Hetzel; three brothers-in-law, Fred (Helga) Hetzel, Jerry (Pat) Hetzel, and Joe (Diane) Hetzel; a sister-in-law, Mary Lou Sinkule; and a special sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Marge and Tom Brantmeyer "who made the bad days better and the good days the best." Dan was preceded in death by his parents and a brother-in-law, Anthony Hetzel. A memorial visitation will be held on Friday, July 16, 1999 from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m at the GUNDERSON FUNERAL HOME, 5203 Monona Drive. Burial will be held at Sunset Memory Gardens. The family would like to extend their sincere thanks to all the "friends" at the VA Hospital, who over the many years were there for Dan and us, especially Dr. Schoemaker, Dr. Harari, Marion, Kay, Donna, Jim, John, Tom, Evie, Andy, Pat, Linda, Collen, Lisa, Scott, Terri, Kris, Berry, Betsy, Bob and to anyone we have forgotten your name, but not how much you touched his short life. A truer soldier will never be found.


Originally published in the Wisconsin State Journal on July 16, 1999

Friday, July 09, 1999

Obituary: Donald Schwoegler

MADISON - Donald B. Schwoegler, age 52, died suddenly at home on July 7, 1999. He was born on March 23, 1947. He lived much of his life in Madison but loved and visited San Francisco frequently. He was an avid musician and could play any instrument he picked up. He loved animals and the Arboretum. He is survived by his father, John J. Schwoegler; his brothers, John, David, and Dean and his sisters, Suzann and Dyann. He was preceded in death by his mother, Helen, and his brother James Loren. A memorial gathering will be held on Sunday, July 11, 1999 at his sister’s home at 130 Dale Drive in Oregon, Wisconsin. A special thanks to Cornerstone, especially Joseph Foth and Tien. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to Cornerstone, 1960 Atwood Avenue or to the American Diabetes Association of Madison. Don, your spirit lives on and we love you, your family.

Originally published in the Wisconsin State Journal on July 9, 1999

Friday, May 07, 1999

Obituary: John LaFlash

MADISON - John C. LaFlash, age 52, died unexpectedly at his home on Monday, May 3, 1999. John was born in Madison on April 25, 1947, the son of Walter and Bernice (Birrenkott) LaFlash. He was a 1965 graduate of Madison Central High School and attended the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater. John had worked for over 30 years with the U.S. Postal Service. He was a member of the Lions Club, Home Talent Softball, and the Madison Coin Club. John lover the Packers and the White Sox. He is survived by his wife, Sharolyn; three sons, Chad (Dale Decker), Jason (Lisa), and Andrew LaFlash; his mother, Bernice; a sister, Mary (Auric) Gold; three brothers, Steve (Sue), Mark, and Jim LaFlash, all of Madison; and numerous other relatives in the Madison area. He was preceded in death by his father, Walter. A four hour visitation will be held from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Thursday, May 6, 1999 at FITCH LAWRENCE SANFILLIPPO CRESS FUNERAL HOME, 6021 University Avenue. The funeral service will begin at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, May 7, 1999, also at the funeral home. Father Douglas Dushack will officiate. Burial will follow at Resurrection Catholic Cemetery. John was dearly loved and will be greatly missed.

Originally published in the Wisconsin State Journal on May 7, 1999; copy of printed obituary submitted by Michael Vahldieck (Class of 1968)