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Volume 10 Issue 12 December 2005

Wishing you and yours a Happy New Year!



Please accept our condolences to those who recently lost family members.

Cortland NY Standard, Dec 11 2005; Brian Thornton, infant son of Michael and Rebecca Hendrie Thornton (her ancestry to Benjamin Wiser Sr., her mother, Nancy Lee Angell Hendrie, Ruth Marie Bush Angell, Ruth May Hollenbeck Bush, Minnie A. Albro Hollenbeck, Andrew Jackson Albro, Sabra S. Morse Albro, Alithea Wiser Morse, Benjamin Wiser Sr.) of Church St McGraw NY passed away Dec 11 2005 at University Hospital in Syracuse. Brian was born in Cortland on Aug 3 2005. Brian is also survived by a sister Sarah Thornton, his paternal grandparents, Bill and Bonnie Cobb, maternal grandparents, Nancy Hendrie and Bernard Althea Hall Jr.; paternal great-grandparents, Ray and Shirley Brown ; paternal great-grandmother Dorothy Cobb ; maternal great-grandparents , Ruth and Stewart Angell; several aunts and uncles  and cousins. Services will be held Wednesday at 2 PM at the Wright Beard Funeral Home, 9 Lincoln Ave, Cortland, with the Rev. David Moses officiating. Friends are invited to call 1 to 2 PM Wednesday. Interment will take place in Atwater Cemetery in the spring.


Minneapolis St. Paul Tribune, 29 Nov 2005; Irving Lewis Adams (his ancestry to Benjamin Wiser Sr., his ancestry to Benjamin Wiser Sr., Byron Leo Adams, Louis Eli Edwin Adams, Byron (Lewis) Sidney Adams, Temperance M. Wiser Adams, Samuel Wiser, Benjamin Wiser) passed away peacefully Friday, November 25th, after a dignified fight against critical illness. Born in 1922 in Marble Rock, Iowa, he lived in Minneapolis and graduated from South High School at the age of 16. He was a Navigator/Bombardier in WWII in the 801st/ 492nd "Carpetbaggers" group as a MI-5 Scarlet Pimpernel. In 1946 he married Dawn McGranahan; they were married for 50 years. He worked at AT&T beginning as a lineman and later was a pioneer in communications technology, working with computers in the early 60s. From 1960 to 1966 he was a city councilman in Bloomington. Active in politics he was the communications coordinator for both Hubert Humphrey's vice-presidential and presidential campaigns. Beloved always by his family, friends, and neighbors he remained active throughout his life up until the end. Irv was a 52-year member of the Sunlight Lodge Masons. He was a charter member of Hillcrest Methodist Church, and later became a central figure at Glendale Methodist Church where he served on committees. He also volunteered at numerous blood drives. Irv lived at his home in Burnsville and was cared for in his later years by his loving daughter, Nancy. He was preceded in death by his wife, Dawn, and his mother, Julia Wyatt, and stepfather, Isaac Wyatt. He is survived by his sister, Lois Heath; son, Dean; and his wife, Mariaelena; son, Boyd; daughter, Nancy; and grandchildren, Michael and his wife Allie, Megan, Brenna, Morgan, and Dana. Visitation will be held on Tuesday, the 29th from 5 to 8 pm at Glendale UMC at 13550 Glendale Road, Savage, MN, (952) 894-5394. Funeral service will be on Wednesday, the 30th at 11:00 am at Glendale UMC.


Marshfield, WI News-Herald, 22 Nov 2005; Pamela A. Kadrlik (her ancestry to Benjamin Wiser Sr., her father, Gordon Lowell Ritter, Alice Mae Adams Ritter, Louis Eli Edwin Adams, Byron (Lewis) Sidney Adams, Temperance M. Wiser Adams, Samuel Wiser, Benjamin Wiser Sr.), 55, of 810 E. Harrison St., died Friday, Nov. 18, 2005, at her home. Memorial services will be scheduled at a later date. Rembs/Kundinger Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements. She was born in Chili on Jan. 27, 1950, to Gordon L. and Alice E. (Henning) Ritter. Robert J. Kadrlik and Pam were united in marriage June 18, 1980, in Neillsville. She is survived by her husband, Robert, and a brother, Gordon O. Ritter Jr., of Merrillan. Condolences may be sent online to


Charles City, IA Press, 24 Oct 2005; Mason City-Jackie Junior Adams (his ancestry to Benjamin Wiser Sr., his father, Johnnie Maxwell Adams, Louis Eli Edwin Adams, Byron (Lewis) Sidney Adams, Temperance M. Wiser Adams, Samuel Wiser, Benjamin Wiser Sr.), 76, of 1212 S. Massachusetts Ave., Mason City, died Saturday, Oct. 27, 2005, at the Muse-Norris Hospice Inpatient Unit in Mason City, surrounded by loved ones, after a long and courageous battle with Parkinson's disease. A funeral mass will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 25, at the Hogan-Bremer-Moore Colonial Chapel, 126 Third St., NE, Mason City with Reverend Jon Seda officiating. Following the mass a reception and hearing of memories will be held at the Holy Family Catholic Church fellowship hall, 714 North Adams, Mason City. Burial will be in the St. Mar's Catholic Cemetery in Greene, Iowa, with military honors by members of the Mason City Veterans Memorial Association. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. on Monday with a scriptural wake service at 6 p.m. followed by a Rosary service at the chapel. Visitation will also be one hour prior to service time on Tuesday at the chapel. Jackie Junior Adams was born on June 9, 1929, in Charles City, the son of John and Estelle (Wilson) Adams. He attended Rockford School system, graduating in the class of 1948. While in high school he was a three time all conference football player. He was inducted into the U.S. Marines Corps in 1962 and served during the Korean War stateside until his honorable discharge in 1954. He was united in marriage to Audrey Mae Skillen in 1954. She preceded him in death on September 12, 1996. Jackie started working for Decker's/Armour's Meat Packing in 1948 until his retirement in 1983. He also worked at Anthony's Clothing in Mason City from 1984 until its closing. He enjoyed Mercy Miers bowling, going to auctions, reading and watching westerns, but his great love and enjoyment was his family, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. He was a member of Holy Family Catholic Church in Mason City. Left to cherish his memory are his children; Craig (Esther) Adams of Apple Valley, Minn., Valerie (Mike) Thomas of Northwood, Brad (Lori) Adams of Hanlontown, Lilyann Adams of Mason City, Clayton (Christy) Adams of Mason City, Laurie Adams and boy friend Gabe Juarez of Mason City, and John (Kathy) Adams of Rockford; grandchildren, David Adams, Alisa Rathbone, Lindsey Rathbone, Bobbie Adams, Matthew Adams, Whitney Adams, Jessica Adams, Nicholas Adams, Jared Adams, Calvin Adams, Ben Adams, Amber Adams and Dylan Adams; great-grandchildren, Chandler Rathbone, McKayla Rathbone, Jacob Reupke, and Tanner Reupke; sister, Delores Grady of Rockford, Iowa, sister-in-law, Kathleen Sinram, Harriet Skillen, Sandy Dugan, and Paulette Skillen; many nieces and nephews, and other relatives and friends. Besides his wife, Audrey, he was receded in death by his parents, daughter, Kathleen, son, Patrick, and a grandson, Nathan Adams.


Wichita Eagle, KS; 22 Oct 2005; Harry Beach (married to Agnes Helen Butz, her ancestry to Benjamin Wiser Sr., her mother, Addie (Adda) Thomas Thornburg Butz, Nathan Inman Thornburg, Cloe S. Wiser, James Wiser, Benjamin Wiser Sr.), 94, retired Boeing employee, died Oct. 19, 2005. Graveside service 1 p.m. Tuesday, Wichita Park Cemetery. Preceded in death by his wife, Agnes Beach and children, Harry Beach, Ed Beach and Ellen Pickering. Survivors: daughter-in-law, Kay Beach; son-in-law, Bob Pickering; 4 grandchildren; 7 great-grandchildren. Old Mission Mortuary.


Baraboo News Republic, WI, 21 Aug 2005; Ethel Marie Allison (her ancestry to Benjamin Wiser Sr., her father, Arthur Jackson Adams, Louis Eli Edwin Adams, Byron (Lewis) Sidney Adams, Temperance M. Wiser Adams, Samuel Wiser, Benjamin Wiser Sr.), age 78, of Baraboo, passed away peacefully in her sleep on Friday, Aug. 19, 2005, at her residence. "Marie" was born on July 31, 1927, Charles City, Iowa, the daughter of Arthur and Eva (Powers) Adams. Marie graduated from Buck Creek High School, Iowa, in 1945. In Jun 1946, she was united in marriage to Leland Chester Allison in Charles City, Iowa. Marie was an accomplished athlete competing in softball, basketball and bowling. She especially enjoyed watching the Packers on television and her grandson playing hockey. Both Marie and Leland enjoyed working in the garden and tending to the flowers. Survivors include her husband, Leland of Baraboo; two sons, Eldon Allison of Madison and Rick (Mary) Allison of Baraboo; granddaughter Casey Allison of Denver, Colo.; grandson, Matt Allison of Baraboo; foster brothers, Albert and Earl Zumbach of Iowa; and several nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents; a brother, Eldon Adams; sister, Evelyn Obermeier; and daughter-in-law, Jonn Allison. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2005, at 11 a.m. at the Rago-Baldwin Funeral Home, 520 East St., Baraboo. Pastor Samuel Walsh will officiate. Visitation will be at the funeral home on Wednesday from 9 a.m. until time of service. Burial will take place in St. Joseph Cemetery. The Rago-Baldwin Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.


Bloomington, IN Herald-Times, July 15, 2005: Luella Walters (her ancestry to Benjamin Wiser Sr., her mother, Maude Charlotte St. Clair Rush, Nancy Ann Benton St. Clair, Mariam Elis Wiser Benton, James Wiser, Benjamin Wiser Sr.), 91, MARCH 22, 1914-JULY 14, 2005, Luella (Rush) Walters, 91, of Bloomington, died 1:38 a.m. Thursday at Bloomington Hospital. Born March 22, 1914, in Bloomington, she was the daughter of Thomas and Maude (Clair) Rush. She was a homemaker and had worked at RCA and Indiana University. She was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary Post #450 in Solsberry. Survivors include one son, David Walters and his wife, Carol, of Bloomfield; one daughter, Jeannie Walters-Johnson of Solsberry; eight grandchildren, Dennis Walters, Rob N. Johnson and his wife, Autumn, Ryan Combs, Pfc. James Baukat, Lance Corporal Justin Baukat, Sean Baukat, Cheryl Walters-Oldfield and her husband, Claude, and Tracy Johnson and her husband, Jeff; six great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Roy Jacob (Sam) Walters, on Oct. 17, 1996; one son, Kenneth Walters, SP4, who was killed in Vietnam; one daughter, Cindy Walters-Baukat; one sister, Thelma Newton; and three brothers, Carl Rush, Curtis Rush and Wayne Rush. Services will be 1 p.m. Tuesday at Jenkins Funeral Home in Bloomfield, with the Rev. Henry Mann Jr. officiating. Burial will be at Bingham Cemetery in Solsberry. Friends may call 4-8 p.m. Monday and from 11 a.m. until services Tuesday at the funeral home.



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