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Johannes "John" Kieler (1800-1882)
Barbara (Kieler) Uthe (1836-1917)
Mathilda (Uthe) Schumacher (1865-1897)
Anna (Schumacher) Gerken (1895-1967)
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Frank Kieler (1840-1914) was a brother of my great-great-grandmother Barbara (Kieler) Uthe. Frank Kieler married Margareth Koethe (1852-1929), and they lived in Jamestown Township in Grant County, Wisconsin, where they farmed.    T.L.

Frank and Margareth (Koethe) Kieler

Frank Kieler was born on June 18, 1840, in Germany, son of Johannes and Catharina (Hupe) Kieler [John and Katharina (Hupe) Kieler]. Frank acquired his education in the old country. At the age of 15 years, Frank came to this country with his parents in 1855, and the Kieler family settled in Jamestown Township, Grant County, Wisconsin.

This death notice for Frank Kieler appeared in the Dubuque Telegraph Herald on Wednesday, February 18, 1914.
 
This death notice for Margareth Kieler appeared in the Dubuque Telegraph Herald and Times-Journal on Thursday, January 18, 1929.
Frank Kieler married Miss Margareth Koethe, of Jamestown Township, Grant County, Wisconsin, circa 1870. Margareth Koethe was born on August 26, 1852*, in Jamestown Township, Grant County, Wisconsin, daughter of Laurentius [Lorenz/Lawrence] and Clara (Jacobi) Koethe. Frank and Margareth Kieler farmed in Jamestown and Paris townships in Grant County. The family were members of Immaculate Conception Church in Kieler, Wisconsin.
* = This date of birth is from the headstone of Margareth's grave; an obituary gives her date of birth as August 15, 1851.

Frank and Margareth Kieler had nine children: Lawrence Kieler, Katharina [Catherine] Kieler, Matilda Kieler, Louisa Kieler, Edward Kieler, Dora Kieler, Anna "Annie" Kieler, Charles Kieler, and Arthur Kieler.

The 1880 U.S. census has the Frank Kieler household in Jamestown Township consisting of Frank, age 40, farmer; his wife Margaret, age 30, keeping house; their children, Lawrence, age 6; Catherine, age 4; Matilda, age 2; and Frank's parents, John Kieler, age 80, stone mason; and Catharine Kieler, age 76, keeping house. In 1900, the Kielers were residing in Paris Township, with the household consisting of Frank, age 59, farmer, and his wife of 30 years, Margareth, age 51, and their children, Lawrence, age 25, farm laborer; Matilda, age 21; Louisa, age 18; Edward, age 16; Dora, age 13; Anna, age 11; Charles, age 9; and Arthur, age 6.

KIELER PIONEER DEAD.
Frank Kieler, one of the pioneer residents of Kieler, Wis., died at his home in that village a few minutes after midnight, Wednesday morning, February 18, 1914. Mr. Kieler at the time of his death was seventy-three years and eight months old, and for 58 years had been a resident of Kieler.

For five or six months Mr. Kieler had been ill with stomach trouble, but until the last few days his death was not anticipated. Even Tuesday evening he seemed to be much better than for some time, but about midnight he went into a peaceful sleep from which he awakened in eternity. Mr. Kieler was a life-long member of the Catholic church, and in his last days had the consolation that comes from a belief in a beautiful and peaceful hereafter.

The funeral was held at ten o'clock Friday morning, February 20, from the Kieler Catholic church, with the Rev. Father Greiveldinger officiating, and interment was in the church cemetery.

Deceased was survived by his wife, Margareth; four sons and four daughters, as follows: Lawrence Kieler, Edward Kieler, Charles Kieler, and Arthur Kieler, all of Kieler, Wis., and Mrs. Charles Lange, Mrs. J.C. Brandt, Mrs. Joseph Kuhl, and Mrs. Frank Kuhl, all of Kieler, Wis.; two brothers and two sisters, George Kieler, of Kieler, Wis., and Lawrence Kieler, of Jefferson, Ia., and Mrs. Frank Uthe of Kieler, Wis., and Mrs. Henry Schumacher of East Dubuque, Ill.

Margareth Kieler dies.
Mrs. Margareth Kieler, widow of Frank Kieler, died at the residence of her son, Arthur Kieler, in Kieler, Wisconsin, Thursday evening, January 17, 1929, at 7:30 o'clock, following a short illness. She died comforted with the last rites of the Catholic religion. The funeral was held on Monday morning, January 21, at 10 o'clock, from the residence of her son, Arthur Kieler, to the Immaculate Conception Church in Kieler, where the mass of requiem was read by Rev. Father Greiveldinger, pastor. The remains were placed in the cemetery adjoining the church.

Ollie and Ralph Kieler, and Frank, Walter, Ervin, and Ira Lange, grandsons of the deceased, were the pallbearers.

Mrs. Kieler was survived by two daughters, Mrs. Charles Lange, of Kieler, Wis., and Mrs. Frank Kuhl of Hazel Green, Wis., and three sons, Edward Kieler, of Hazel Green, Wis., and Charles Kieler and Arthur Kieler, both of Kieler, Wis.


Children of Frank and Margareth (Koethe) Kieler:

  1. Lawrence Kieler was born on Christmas Day, December 25, 1874, near Kieler, Wisconsin, son of Frank and Margareth (Koethe) Kieler. Lawrence Kieler married Mary Elizabeth Kunkel. Elizabeth Kunkel was born in December 1886 in Osceola County, Iowa, daughter of Edward and Catherine (Alt) Kunkel. Elizabeth's younger sister Louise Kunkel would marry Lawrence's nephew, Frank Lange.
          Lawrence and Elizabeth Kieler made their home at Kieler, Wisconsin, and they had the following children: Oliver "Ollie" Kieler, Ralph Kieler, Emeline Kieler, John Kieler, Celesta Kieler, Harold "Harry" Kieler, Francis Kieler, and Martin Kieler.
          Lawrence Kieler's occupation was given as laborer in the 1905 Wisconsin State Census.

    Lawrence Kieler died at his home near Kieler, Wisconsin, early Thursday morning at 2:10 o'clock, on April 30, 1925, after an illness of two months duration. The funeral was held Saturday morning, May 2, from the residence at 9 o'clock to the Immaculate Conception church in Kieler at 9:30 o'clock, where requiem mass was celebrated. Interment was made in the adjoining cemetery.
          Mr. Kieler was survived by his wife, Elizabeth; two daughters, Emily and Celesta; six sons, Ollie, Ralph, John, Harold, Francis, and Martin; his mother, Margareth; three sisters, Mrs. Charles Lange of Kieler, Wis., and Mesdames Joseph and Frank Kuhl of Hazel Green, Wis., and three brothers, Edward, Charles, and Arthur, all of Kieler, Wis.

    Elizabeth Kieler died in 1954. She was buried in Immaculate Conception Church Cemetery at Kieler, Wisconsin.

    Children of Lawrence and Elizabeth (Kunkel) Kieler:

    • Oliver E. Kieler was born on March 27, 1906, at Kieler, Wisconsin, son of Lawrence and Elizabeth (Kunkel) Kieler. Oliver Kieler married Harriet B. Droessler on January 27, 1932, at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Kieler, Wisconsin. Harriet Droessler was born on January 11, 1915, in Jamestown Township, Grant County, Wisconsin, daughter of Valentine and Anna (Thor) Droessler. Ollie and Harriet Kieler lived at Kieler, Wisconsin, where they were members of Immaculate Conception Church. Ollie was a member of the church's Holy Name Society, and Harriet was a member of its Ladies Sodality.
            Ollie and Harriet owned and operated the "76" station and liquor store in Kieler for nearly 50 years. They also farmed. Ollie enjoyed fishing, hunting and playing cards. He was a member of the Farm Bureau and the Southwestern Wisconsin Sportsman Club. Harriet enjoyed quilting, sewing and crocheting. She loved to play euchre and solo. She was a great mother and grandmother.
            In 1992, Ollie and Harriet Kieler, of Kieler, Wisconsin, celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary on January 27, with a family dinner at the Red Top Supper Club in rural Hazel Green, Wisconsin.

      Ollie E. Kieler, 87, of Kieler, Wisconsin, died Tuesday evening, March 1, 1994, at Southwest Health Center in Cuba City, Wisconsin. Family and friends called from 2 to 8 p.m., Friday, March 4, at Haudenshield Funeral Home in Cuba City, where there was a scripture wake service at 7 p.m. Funeral services were at 10 a.m., Saturday, March 5, at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Kieler, with the Rev. Philip Krogman officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery. The Furlong Funeral Home in Galena, Illinois, was in charge of arrangements.
            Mr. Kieler was survived by his wife, Harriet; a daughter, Nila Ann (Frank) Furlong, of Galena, Ill.; four sons, Harold (Pauline) Kieler, of Dickeyville, Wis., Allen (Jane) Kieler, of East Dubuque, Ill., and Oliver (Donna) Kieler, Jr., and Dale Kieler, both of Kieler, Wis.; 18 grandchildren and 30 great-grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Leo (Celesta) Busch, of Cuba City, Wis.; and two brothers, Francis Kieler and Martin Kieler, both of Kieler, Wis. He was preceded in death by his parents; a sister, Emeline Schroeder; and three brothers, John Kieler, Ralph Kieler, and Harry Kieler.

      Harriet B. Kieler, 89, of Kieler, Wisconsin, died Friday, February 20, 2004, at Mercy Medical Center in Dubuque, Iowa. Family and friends called from 5 to 8 p.m., Monday, February 23, at Casey Funeral Home in Cuba City, Wisconsin, where there was a parish wake service at 5 p.m. Funeral services were at 10:30 a.m., Tuesday, February 24, at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Kieler, with the Rev. Francis Steffen and the Rev. Wayne Droessler officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.
            Mrs. Kieler was survived by a daughter, Nila Ann (Frank) Furlong, of Galena, Ill.; three sons, Allen (Jane) Kieler and Oliver "Babe" Jr. (MaDonna) Kieler, both of Hazel Green, Wis., and Dale Kieler, of Kieler, Wis.; a daughter-in-law, Pauline Kieler, of Dickeyville; a sister-in-law, Kay Droessler, of Bellevue, Iowa; and 17 grandchildren, 36 great-grandchildren, and a great-great-grandchild. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ollie; a son, Harold "Hank" Kieler, in 2003; two grandchildren, Angela and Keith Kieler; two brothers, George Droessler and Howard Droessler; and two sisters, Loretta Donahue and Marcella Kahle.

      Children of Oliver "Ollie" and Harriet (Droessler) Kieler:

      • Nila Ann Kieler was born on December 4, 1932, in Kieler, Wisconsin, daughter of Ollie and Harriet (Droessler) Kieler. She graduated from St. Joseph's Academy in Dubuque, Iowa.
              Nila Ann Kieler married Francis Howard Furlong on June 30, 1951, at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Kieler, Wisconsin. The Rev. A.J. Goetzman officiated the double-ring ceremony, and the bride's brothers, Allen, Dale, and Oliver, Jr., were acolytes. The bride was given in marriage by her father and attended by the bridegroom's sister, Theresa, as maid of honor, and her cousins, Misses Rosalyn Lange and Dorothy Mae Schroeder, as bridesmaids. The bride's brother, Harold, was best man, and Keith Wedig was groomsman. Ushers were Jerome Snyder and Jim Furlong, of Chicago, Illinois. At the time of their marriage, Nila was a stenographer at Myers Cox Company, and Francis was employed at Carr, Adams and Collier Company.
              Francis Furlong, who was called "Frank," was born January 17, 1931, in Hazel Green, Wisconsin, son of John Loyola and Agnes Mary (Snyder) Furlong. Frank and Nila Ann Furlong lived at Galena, Illinois, where they were members of St. Michael's Catholic Church.
              Frank graduated from Cuba City (Wis.) High School class of 1949, and served in the Navy during the Korean Conflict. He graduated from the Weeden Barber College, Chicago, in 1956. Frank barbered throughout his life and enjoyed his partnership with his cousin, Earl "Nick" Furlong, for many years. He also worked as a security guard and fireman at the Savanna Army Depot until his retirement in 1993. After retirement he worked in security at the Diamond Jo Casino for several years.
              Nila spent many loving hours quilting and crocheting and working with St. Michael's sewing circle ladies. Her life was enriched by her Happy Joe's breakfast crew and the "Wisconsin gang." She loved to garden and cook and enjoyed her 11 years of retirement after 28 years as secretary/bookkeeper for the Galena School District 120. She enjoyed traveling with her husband.
              Nila enjoyed her family and especially her time spent in Vinegar Hill. She loved playing cards and games with friends and family and attending all her grandchildren's activities and teaching them to fish and gather watercress in Buncombe. Frank's hobbies included playing cards, deer and morel hunting, and gathering watercress at Buncombe. His favorite pasttime was groundskeeping at his beloved Vinegar Hill.
              Frank and Nila enjoyed traveling and had fond memories of a 2001 trip to Ireland, following their 50-year wedding anniversary celebration.
              Frank was a member of the Galena Fire Department; Galena Elks Lodge, through which he participated as a Galena General; the Hydros Boat Club; the Knights of Columbus; and Veteran of Foreign Wars, Post 2665.

        Nila Ann (Kieler) Furlong, 71, of Galena, Illinois, died Thursday, September 23, 2004, at Mercy Medical Center in Dubuque, Iowa. Family and friends called after 10 a.m., Saturday, September 25, at St. Michael's Catholic Church in Galena, where funeral services were held at 11 a.m., Saturday. Burial was in St. Mary's Cemetery in Vinegar Hill. The Furlong Funeral Chapel in Galena was in charge of arrangements.
              Nila was a beloved wife, sister, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother.
              Wonderful memories of Nila will be cherished forever by her husband, Frank; four children, John (Robin) Furlong, of Phoenix, Ariz.; Susette (Dirk) Einsweiler and Mark (Joyce) Furlong, both of Galena, Ill.; and James (Diane) Furlong, of Hazel Green, Wis.; 10 grandchildren, Desiree, Nathan, RuthAnn, Niles, Dirk Jr., Nakita, Jared, John, Dylan, and Gloria; a great-grandchild, Mackenzie; three brothers, Allen (Jane) Kieler, Oliver Jr. "Babe" (Donna) Kieler, and Dale Kieler; two sisters-in-law, Pauline Kieler and Mary Roberts; a special family friend, Mary Kay Berntgen; aunts and uncles; and many cousins, nieces, nephews, and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents; a brother, Harold "Hank" Kieler; and a brother-in-law, Nordell Roberts.

        Francis Howard "Frank" Furlong, 77, of Galena, Illinois, died March 20, 2008, at his home. Graveside services were at 2:30 p.m., Tuesday, March 25, at St. Mary's Cemetery, Vinegar Hill, Route 84 North, where military rites will be accorded. The Furlong Funeral Chapel, Galena, wass in charge of arrangements.
              Frank was a beloved husband, brother, father, uncle, grandfather, and great-grandfather.
              Mr. Furlong was survived by his four children, John (Robin), of Phoenix, Ariz., Susette (Dirk) Einsweiler, of Galena, Ill., James (Diane), of Hazel Green, Wis., and Mark (Joyce), of Galena, Ill.; 11 grandchildren, Desiree, Nathan, RuthAnn, Niles, Dirk Jr., Nakita, Jared, John, Dylan, Gloria, and Austin; a great-grandchild, Mackenzie; a sister, Mary Roberts; three brothers and sisters-in-law, Allen (Jane) Kieler, Oliver Jr. "Babe" (Donna) Kieler, Dale Kieler, and Pauline Kieler; special family friend, Mary Kay Berntgen; and many cousins, nieces, nephews and friends. He was preceded in death by his wife; his parents; and two brothers-in-law, Harold "Hank" Kieler and Nordell Roberts.

      • Harold R. Kieler was born on January 29, 1935, in Kieler, Wisconsin, son of Ollie and Harriet (Droessler) Kieler. Harold Kieler married Pauline R. Friederick on June 9, 1958, at St. Joseph's Prairie Church, in Washington Township, Dubuque County, Iowa. Pauline Friederick was born on October 21, 1935, in Dubuque, Iowa, daughter of John and Stella (Molony) Friederick.
              Harold, who was called "Hank," and Pauline Kieler lived at Dickeyville, Wisconsin, where they were members of Holy Ghost Catholic Church. Hank barbered in Kieler, Cuba City, and Dickeyville for almost 50 years. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, and his dog, Shelby. Pauline worked in food service at Clarke College and UW-Platteville. She was a member of the Christian Mothers. Pauline enjoyed traveling, being with her children and grandchildren, bowling, playing cards with friends, trips to the casino, and fish fries on Friday nights. In her younger years, she enjoyed dancing.

        Harold R. "Hank" Kieler, 68, of Dickeyville, Wisconsin, died Wednesday, May 14, 2003, at Heartland Health Care Center in Platteville, Wisconsin. Family and friends called from 3 to 8 p.m., Thursday, May 15, at Casey Funeral Home in Cuba City, Wisconsin, where there was a parish wake service at 3 p.m. Funeral services were at 10:30 a.m., Friday, May 16, at Holy Ghost Church in Dickeyville, with the Rev. Francis Steffen and the Rev. John Friederick officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.
              Mr. Kieler was survived by his wife, Pauline, of Dickeyville, Wis.; three daughters, Pam (Rick) Laufenberg, of Littleton, Colo., Patty (Todd) Gordon, of Gurnee, Ill., and Peggy (David) Heisch, of Madison, Wis.; a son, Kim Kieler, of Dickeyville, Wis.; his mother, Harriet Kieler, of Kieler, Wis.; a sister, Nila Ann (Frank) Furlong, of Galena, Ill.; three brothers, Allan (Jane) Kieler and Oliver "Babe" (Donna) Kieler Jr., both of Hazel Green, Wis., and Dale Kieler, of Kieler, Wis.; and seven grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a son, Keith, on August 9, 1998, and his father, Ollie, in 1994.

        Pauline R. Kieler, 76, of Dickeyville, Wisconsin, died Monday, January 23, 2012, at Ingleside Nursing Home in Mount Horeb, Wisconsin. Services were at 11 a.m., Friday, January 27, at Casey Funeral Home in Cuba City, Wisconsin, with the Rev. Bernard Rott officiating. Burial was in Holy Ghost Cemetery in Dickeyville. Family and friends called after 9 a.m., Friday, January 27, at the funeral home.
              She was survived by are three daughters, Pam (Rick) Laufenberg, of Littleton, Colo., Patricia (Todd) Gordon, of Gurnee, Ill., and Peggy (David) Heisch, of Mount Horeb, Wis.; a son, Kim Kieler, of Mount Horeb, Wis.; a sister, Jean Mausser, of Epworth, Ia.; a brother-in-law, Leonard Wiederholt, of Dubuque, Ia.; and eight grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband Harold; a son, Keith; three sisters, Mary, Stella, and Eleanor; and a brother, the Rev. John Friederick.

        • Keith H. Kieler was born on March 1, 1962, in Dubuque, Iowa, son of Harold and Pauline (Friederick) Kieler. Keith Kieler owned and operated Kieler Painting and Repair, near Potosi, Wisconsin, where he lived. He loved hunting, fishing, boating, and his horses.

          Freight train hits, kills 36-year-old man.
          Glen Haven, Wis.--A freight train struck and killed a 36-year-old man about a mile south of here, authorities said. Ron Sturmer, Grant County assistant coroner, pronounced Keith H. Kieler of Potosi, Wis., dead at the scene Sunday morning [Aug. 9, 1998]. A southbound Burlington Northern-Santa Fe freight train hit him around 1 a.m. as he lay on the railroad tracks, authorities said. Kieler had been at a street dance and authorities think he was drinking alcohol and walking back to his moored boat.*
          * = based on articles from the Aug. 11, 1998, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.

          Keith H. Kieler, 36, of Potosi, Wisconsin, formerly of Dickeyville, Wis., died Sunday, August 9, 1998, near Glen Haven, Wis. Services were at 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, August 12, at Holy Ghost Catholic Church in Dickeyville, with the Rev. John Friederick and the Rev. Francis Steffen officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery. Family and friends called from 3 to 8 p.m., Tuesday, August 11, at Casey Funeral Home in Cuba City, Wisconsin, where there was a parish wake service at 8 p.m.
                He was survived by his parents, Harold and Pauline Kieler, of Dickeyville, Wis.; a daughter, Adelei Jansen, of Kieler, Wis.; his paternal grandmother, Harriet Kieler, of Kieler, Wis.; three sisters, Pam (Rick) Laufenberg, of Littleton, Colo., Patty (Todd) Gordon, of Gurnee, Ill., and Peggy (David) Heisch, of Richmond, Va.; a brother, Kim Kieler, of Little Neck, N.Y.; and nieces and nephews.

      • Allen Kieler, son of Ollie and Harriet (Droessler) Kieler, married Jane Leibold, daughter of Edward and Angeline (Sherman) Leibold. Allen and Jane Kieler lived at Hazel Green, Wisconsin.

      • Oliver "Babe" Kieler, Jr., son of Ollie and Harriet (Droessler) Kieler. (Donna), married MaDonna "Donna" Haberkorn, daughter of William and Violet Haberkorn, of Dubuque Iowa. Babe and Donna Kieler lived at Hazel Green, Wisconsin.

        • Cary Lee Kieler was born on July 27, 1962, at Xavier Hospital in Dubuque, Iowa, son of Oliver "Babe" and MaDonna (Haberkorn) Kieler. Cary graduated from Southwestern High School in 1980. Cary Kieler married Victoria Hamil on November 5, 1988, in a small ceremony at their home. Mr. Kieler worked as a journeyman for Hawkeye International in Dubuque. He also drove a feed truck for Kieler Feed and Seed. Cary was very skilled in many trades. He had a great love of hunting, fishing, morel hunting and boating. He also loved the Packers and NASCAR.

          Cary L. Kieler, 42, of Kieler, died Wednesday, May 11, 2005. Memorial services were at 4:30 p.m., Saturday, May 14, at Casey Funeral Home in Cuba City, Wisconsin, with the Rev. Robb McClintock officiating. Family and friends called after 11:30 a.m., Saturday, May 14, at the funeral home.
                He was loved and adored by his wife, three children, family, and many, many friends.
                Mr. Kieler was survived by his best friend and wife, Victoria Kieler, of Kieler, Wis.; two daughters, Kailey K. (fiancé, Adam Blackburn) Kieler, of Dickeyville, Wis., and Lacie Jo Kieler, at home; a son, Tanner J. Kieler, at home; his parents, Oliver "Babe" and Donna Kieler, of Hazel Green, Wis.; a sister, Vicky (Karl) Ballagh, of Hazel Green, Wis.; a brother, Brian Kieler, of Hazel Green, Wis.; his grandmother, Violet Haberkorn, of Dubuque, Ia.; eight nieces and nephews; and an unborn grandchild. He also is survived by the other love of his life, his dog, Tracker. He was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Ollie and Harriet Kieler; his maternal grandfather, Wiliam Haberkorn; a cousin, Keith Kieler; an uncle, Hank Kieler; and an aunt, Nila Ann Furlong.

      • Dale Kieler, son of Ollie and Harriet (Droessler) Kieler, lived at Kieler, Wisconsin.

    • Ralph W. Kieler was born on October 30, 1908, in Grant County, Wisconsin, son of Lawrence and Elizabeth (Kunkel) Kieler. Ralph Kieler married Hilda W. Schmitz on January 19, 1937, at St. Andrew's Catholic Church in Tennyson, Wisconsin. Hilda Schmitz was born on August 12, 1917, in Tennyson, Wisconsin, daughter of Joseph H. and Elizabeth (Wallenhorst) Schmitz. Ralph and Hilda Kieler lived at Dickeyville, Wisconsin, where they were members of Holy Ghost Catholic Church. Ralph owner and operated the bottled gas business in Dickeyville for 40 years. He was employed by the Dominican Sisters at Sinsinawa, Wisconsin, and he was a member of the Dickeyville Fire Department. Hilda loved her family, enjoyed music and the outdoors, and had a ready sense of humor.

      Ralph W. Kieler, 69, of Dickeyville, Wisconsin, died Friday, August 18*, 1978, in Dubuque, Iowa. Family and friends called from 2 to 9 p.m., Sunday, August 20, at the Haudenshield Funeral Home in Cuba City, Wisconsin, where prayer services were held at 8 p.m. Funeral services were at 11 a.m., Monday, August 21, at Holy Ghost Church in Dickeyville, Wisconsin, and burial was in the church cemetery.
      * = Ralph's obituary in the Sunday, August 20, 1978, edition of the Dubuque Telegraph Herald stated he died on Friday, making his date of death August 18, but the obituary for his wife Hilda, on October 13, 2005, recounted that he died on August 19.
            Mr. Kieler was survived by his wife, Hilda; two daughters, Sister M. Patricia, S.D.S, of Milwaukee, Wis., and Mrs. David (Patricia) Nemmers, of Winfield, Kan.; a son, Ralph Kieler, of Fairfield, Calif.; four grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Art (Emeline) Schroeder, of Kieler, Wis., and Mrs. Leo (Celesta) Busch, of Cuba City, Wis.; and four brothers, Oliver Kieler, Francis Kieler, and Martin Kieler, all of Kieler, Wis., and John Kieler, of Dickeyville, Wis.

      Hilda Kieler, a resident of Dickeyville for 55 years, moved to Dubuque in 1993.

      Hilda W. Kieler, 88, of Stonehill Care Center in Dubuque, Iowa, and formerly of Dickeyville, Wisconsin, died Tuesday, October 11, 2005, at the care center. Funeral services were at 11 a.m., Friday, October 14, at Holy Ghost Catholic Church in Dickeyville, where family and friends called after 9:30 a.m., Friday. Burial was in Holy Ghost Cemetery in Dickeyville.
            Hilda's 88 years encompassed world wars and the Great Depression. The courage, faith and wisdom she gained from these experiences were passed on to her family and friends.
            Mrs. Kieler was survived by two daughters, Sr. Patricia Kieler, SDS, of Milwaukee, Wis., and Patricia A. (David) Nemmers, of Winfield, Kan.; a son, Ralph L. (Dorothy) Kieler, of Dubuque, Ia.; six grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren, and two great-great-grandsons; two sisters, Viola "Ole" Steiger, of Woodstock, Ill., and Pearl Brandt, of Lancaster, Wis.; two sisters-in-law, Celine Schmitz and Sylvia Schmitz, both of Lancaster; and nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by a sister, Marie Schmitz; five brothers, Vernon, Maynard, Orville, Leo and Leroy "Ben" Schmitz; and three sisters-in-law, Loretta Schmitz, Velma Schmitz and Rose Schmitz. Memorials were directed to the Sisters of the Divine Savior Retirement Fund, 4311 N. 100th St., Milwaukee, Wis. 53222.

    • Emeline A. Kieler was born June 29, 1910, daughter of Lawrence and Elizabeth (Kunkel) Kieler. Emeline Kieler married Arthur Edward Schroeder on May 21, 1929, at Immaculate Conception Church in Kieler, Wisconsin. Arthur Schroeder was born on July 25, 1903, in Kieler, Wisconsin, son of Benedict and Dorothy (Kirchberg) Schroeder. Art and Emeline Schroeder lived at Kieler, Wisconsin, where they were members of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church. Emeline was also a member of the Immaculate Conception Ladies Sodality, and Arthur was a member of its choir for 70 years. Arthur attended Columbia Academy in Dubuque, Iowa. He worked for Molo Oil Company in Dubuque until his retirement in 1968. Arthur was a member of the Schroeder Orchestra in the 1920s and 1930s, and he was an avid hunter and fisherman.

      Mrs. Arthur "Art" (Emeline) Schroeder, 75, of Kieler, Wisconsin, died at 11:45 a.m., Wednesday, March 5, 1986, at home. Family and friends called from 2 to 9 p.m., Friday, March 7, at Haudenshield Funeral Home in Cuba City, Wisconsin, where the parish Rosary was recited at 6:30 p.m. Funeral services were at 11 a.m., Saturday, March 8, at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Kieler, and burial was in the church cemetery.
            Mrs. Schroeder was survived by her husband, Arthur; a son, Dennis J. Schroeder, of Kieler, Wis.; six daughters, Mrs. Thomas (Betty) Dent, Mrs. Keith (Dorothy) Wedig, and Mrs. Truman (Madonna) Bowden, all of Cuba City, Wis., Mrs. Jack (Rita) Tracy and Mrs. Kenneth (Linda) Kieffer, both of Kieler, Wis., and Mrs. Aaron (Audrey) Digman, of Monroe, Wis.; 38 grandchildren and 26 great-grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Leo (Celesta) Busch, of Cuba City, Wis., and three brothers, Ollie Kieler, Francis Kieler, and Martin Kieler, all of Kieler, Wis.

      Arthur E. Schroeder, 87, of Kieler, Wisconsin, died at 2:45 a.m., Tuesday, November 27, 1990, at Southwest Health Center in Cuba City, Wisconsin. Family and friends called until 9 p.m., Friday, November 30, at Haudenshield Funeral Home in Cuba City, where the Rosary was said at 3:30 p.m. Funeral services were at 10:30 a.m., Saturday, December 1, at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Kieler, aand burial was in the church cemetery.
            Mr. Schroeder was survived by six daughters, Betty (Thomas) Dent and Madonna (Truman) Bowden, both of Cuba City, Wis., Dorothy (Keith) Wedig, of Darlington, Wis., Rita (Jack) Tracy and Linda (Kenneth) Kieffer, both of Kieler, Wis., and Audrey (Aaron) Digman, of Monroe, Wis., a son, Dennis (Tokiko) Schroeder, of Cuba City, Wis.; 38 grandchildren and 41 great-grandchildren.

      • Elizabeth Schroeder, daughter of Arthur and Emeline (Kieler) Schroeder, married Thomas J. Dent on August 24, 1949, in Kieler, Wisconsin. Thomas Dent was born on September 15, 1924, in Georgetown, Wisconsin, son of Raymond and Abigail (Bea) Dent. Tom graduated from Cuba City High School and then went into the Army; he was a World War II veteran. Tom and Betty Dent lived at Cuba City, Wisconsin, where they were members of St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church.
              Tom owned and operated Thomas Dent Trucking from 1948 to 1958. In 1958, he started working at John Deere Dubuque Works, where he remained until his retirement in 1990. He was a member of United Auto Workers Local 94. He was a member of the St. Rose Parish, where he was an usher for over 35 years. Tom also was a member of the Henry Pinch Veteran's of Foreign Wars Post 104 in Cuba City, where he had been the commander and chaplain of the post. He was a member of the Cuba City Council for over 25 years, and was president of the council for 14 years. Tom was a devoted husband, father, and grandfather. He was known as "Poppy" to all of his grandchildren and their friends.

        Thomas J. Dent, 83, of Cuba City, Wisconsin, died Thursday, November 1, 2007, at St. Mary's Hospital in Madison, Wisconsin. Family and friends called from 3 to 8 p.m., Sunday, November 4, at Casey Funeral Home in Cuba City, where there was a parish wake service at 3 p.m. Funeral services were at 10 a.m., Monday, November 5, at St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church in Cuba City, with the Rev. David Flanagan officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery, where military rites were accorded by the Henry Pinch Veteran's of Foreign Wars Post 104.
              Mr. Dent was survived by his wife, Betty; two daughters, Patricia (Gary) Casper, of Poynette, Wis., and Donna Giellis, of Cuba City, Wis.; a son, Thomas (Wanda) Dent, of Chanhassen, Minn.; a brother, Richard (Fran) Dent, of Wisconsin Rapids, Wis.; six sisters-in law, Dorothy Wedig, of Belmont, Wis., Madonna (Truman) Bowden, of Cuba City, Wis., and Rita Jane (Jack) Tracy, Tokiko Schroeder and Linda Kieffer, all of Kieler, Wis., and Audrey (Aaron) Digman, of Monroe, Wis.; and six grandchildren, Elizabeth (David) Anderson, Christopher Casper, Thomas Dent, Georgia Giellis, Michael Dent and Drew Dent. He was preceded in death by his parents; a son-in-law, Raymond J. Giellis; father and mother-in-law, Arthur and Emeline (Kieler) Schroeder; and two brothers-in-law, Dennis Schroeder and Keith Wedig.

      • Dennis J. Schroeder was born on April 29, 1939, in Kieler, Wisconsin, son of Arthur and Emeline (Kieler) Schroeder. Dennis Schroeder attended Loras Academy, Dubuque, from 1953 to 1955, and then transferred to Cuba City High School, where he graduated in 1957. He was very active in football and the pitcher for the baseball team. After graduating he joined the Navy and was deployed to the USS Henry W. Tucker DD875 and then activated to the USS George K. Mackenzie DD836. His travels took him to Far East Asia, where he met his wife, Tokiko Nishibe, of 44 years, while he was docked at Yokosuka, Japan. At the time of his discharge in 1962, he held the rank of E6.
              After his discharge, Dennis moved back to Kieler, where in 1962, he hauled milk for Bob Donovan Trucking. He then worked at John Deere Dubuque Works for a time and then took over his father's oil delivery business. He worked for Molo Oil Company for 28 years until his retirement in 1996. Dennis enjoyed hunting, fishing, horseshoes, golfing, playing cards and time spent playing with his grandchildren.

        Dennis J. Schroeder, 67, of Kieler, Wisconsin, died Thursday, February 8, 2007, at home with his family at his side. Family and friends called from 3 to 8 p.m., Sunday, February 11, at Immaculate Conception Church in Kieler. Funeral services were at 10:30 a.m., Monday, February 12, at Immaculate Conception Church in Kieler, with the Rev. Francis Steffen officiating. Burial was in Immaculate Conception Cemetery, where military rites were accorded by Cuba City Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 8318 and American Legion Post 104. The Haudenshield Funeral Home in Kieler was in charge of arrangements.
              Dennis will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved him.
              Mr. Schroeder was survived by his wife, Tokiko; three daughters, Barbara (fiance, Dennis Willett) Schroeder, of Dubuque, Ia., Laura (Monte) Spillane, of Markesan, Wis., and Lisa Schroeder, of Kieler, Wis.; two sons, Todd Schroeder, of Arlington, Texas, and Michael (fiancee, Lisa Elgin) Schroeder, of Atlanta, Ga.; six sisters, Betty Rose (Tom) Dent, of Cuba City, Wis., Dorothy Mae Wedig, of Belmont, Wis., Madonna (Truman) Bowden, of Cuba City, Wis., Rita Jane (Jack) Tracy, of Kieler, Wis., Linda Lou Kieffer, of Kieler, Wis., and Audrey (Aaron) Digman, of Monroe, Wis.; three granddaughters, Morgan, Kylee and Katie; and a grandson, Drew. He was preceded in death by his parents; and a brother-in-law, Keith Wedig.

    • John Florian Kieler was born on December 2, 1913, in Kieler, Wisconsin, son of Lawrence and Elizabeth (Kunkel) Kieler. John Kieler married Margaret Mary Averkamp on June 15, 1937*. Margaret Averkamp was born on September 7, 1917, daughter of Frank X. and Kathryn M. (Schroeder) Averkamp of Kieler, Wisconsin. John and Margaret Kieler lived at Dickeyville, Wisconsin, where they were members of Holy Ghost Catholic Church. John and Margaret owned and operated Kieler's Store in Dickeyville for 45 years. John was a member of the Catholic Order of Foresters of St. John.
      * = This is the date that appears on John and Margaret's gravestone; Margaret's obituary has the date as January 15, 1937.

      John F. Kieler, 69, of Dickeyville, Wisconsin, died Tuesday night, December 28, 1982, at St. Joseph's Unti, Mercy Health Center, in Dubuque, Iowa. Family and friends called from 1 to 10 p.m., Thursday, December 30, at the Haudenshield Funeral Home in Cuba City, Wisconsin, where the scripture wake service was held at 8 p.m. Funeral services were at 11 a.m., Friday, December 31, at Holy Ghost Catholic Church in Dickeyville, and burial was in the church cemetery.
            Mr. Kieler was survived by his wife, Margaret; two daughters, Mrs. Jerry (Mary Lou) Uhelhofen, of rural Platteville, Wis., and Mrs. Jerry (Nancy) Ames, of rural Potosi, Wis.; eight grandchildren; three brothers Ollie Kieler, Francis Kieler, and Martin Kieler, all of Kieler, Wis.; and two sisters, Mrs. Art (Emily) Schroeder, of Kieler, Wis., and Mrs. Leo (Celesta) Busch, of Cuba City, Wis.

      Margaret M. Kieler, 76, of Dickeyville, Wisconsin, died at 6:15 p.m., Monday, January 31, 1994, at The Finley Hospital in Dubuque, Iowa. Family and friends called from 3 to 9 p.m., Thursday, February 3, at Casey Funeral Home in Cuba City, Wisconsin, where there was a scripture wake service at 8 p.m. Funeral services were at 11 a.m., Friday, February 4, at Holy Ghost Catholic Church in Dickeyville, and burial was in the church cemetery.
            Mrs. Kieler was survived by two daughters, Mary Lou (Jerry) Udelhofen, of Platteville, Wis., and Nancy (Jerry) Ames, of Potosi, Wis.; 8 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren; three sisters, Dorothy (Bill) Snyder, of Cuba City, Wis., Bertha (Dick) McMahon, of Lancaster, Wis., and Clotilda (Irvin) Muller, of Kieler, Wis.; and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband; her parents; two brothers, Francis Averkamp and Aloysius Averkamp; and two sisters, Rita Udelhofen and Mary Averkamp.

      Children of John and Margaret (Averkamp) Kieler:

      • Mary Lou Kieler was born in Dickeyville, Wisconsin, daughter of John and Margaret (Averkamp) Kieler. Mary Lou Kieler married Jerry Udelhofen on May 14, 1957. Jerry Udelhofen was born in Platteville, Wisconsin, son of Bernard Orin and Anita Nida (McReynolds) Udelhofen. Born to Jerry and Mary Lou Udelhofen were John Eugene Udelhofen, Gina Mary Udelhofen, and Patrick Gerald Udelhofen.

      • Nancy Elizabeth Kieler was born in Dickeyville, Wisconsin, daughter of John and Margaret (Averkamp) Kieler. Nancy Kieler married Gerald Andrew Ames on April 20, 1960, in Dickeyville, Wisconsin. Gerald Ames was born in Royal Oak Township in Oakland County, Michigan. Born to Gerald and Nancy Ames were Christine Marie Ames, Phillip Andrew Ames, Scott Gerald Ames, Kari Sue Ames, and Alan Richard Ames.

    • Celesta Dorothy Sylvia Kieler was born in Grant County, Wisconsin, daughter of Lawrence and Elizabeth (Kunkel) Kieler. Celesta Kieler married Leo John Busch on May 25, 1939, in Grant County, Wisconsin. Leo Busch was born April 28, 1917, in Dickeyville, Wisconsin, son of Anton Gerhard and Barbara Ann (Hinderman) Busch. Leo and Celesta Busch lived at Cuba City, Wisconsin, where they were members of St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church.
            As a young man, Leo had his own bicycle repair business, and later, as a farmer, he assisted many neighbors and friends with machinery repair and crops. He was also an appliance repairman with Kilkelly Plumbing and Heating, auto repairman for Hauser Motor Company, electrician for the REA, carpenter with Hendicks Home Builders, and was a rural letter carrier for the U.S. Postal Service for 15 years. Leo farmed until his retirement.
            Leo served as president of the Cuba City Lions Club, trustee of St. Rose Church, charter member of Cole Acres Country Club, honorary member of the Future Farmers of America, past president of the Cuba City Music Boosters, member of the American Federation of Musicians Local 289, and board member of the Grant County FS. He played alto saxophone in the Jack Busch Orchestra for more than 50 years.

      Leo J. Busch, 82, of Cuba City, Wisconsin, passed away on Wednesday, November 10, 1999, at home, surrounded by a loving family, after a six-year battle with cancer. Family and friends called from 3 to 8 p.m., Friday, November 12, at Casey Funeral Home in Cuba City, where there was a parish wake service at 7 p.m. Funeral services were at 10:30 a.m., Saturday, November 13, at St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church in Cuba City, with the Rev. Richard Jiru, Rev. Monte Robinson, Rev. William Stack, and Rev. Philip Krogman officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.
            Mr. Busch was survived by his wife, Celesta; a daughter, Elizabeth Mary (Vic) Aime', of Sun Prairie, Wis.; four sons, Donald (Ruth Frank) Busch, of Cuba City, Wis., Arthur (Linda Masbruch) Busch, of Freeport, Ill., Larry (Cindy Mink) Busch, of Patch Grove, Wis., and Marty (Lori Foley) Busch, of Lancaster, Wis.; 22 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren; two sisters, Agnes Kaiser, of Cuba City, Wis., and Helene Hayes, of Dubuque, Ia.; a brother, Vincent Busch, of Galena, Ill.; and three sisters-in-law, Elfreda Busch, Darlene Busch, and Marie Busch, all of Cuba City, Wis. He was preceded in death by his parents, Anton and Barbara (Hinderman) Busch; a sister, Alinda Brandt Hoeper; and four brothers, John Busch, Clarence Busch, Joe Busch, and Arnie Busch.

    • Harold Charles Kieler was born on January 21, 1919, at Kieler, Wisconsin, son of Lawrence and Elizabeth (Kunkel) Kieler. He was educated in the Immaculate Conception school and was a member of the Immaculate Conception church. He was well known in the school and church services in and around Kieler.

      Harold C. Kieler, age 14 years, died at the residence near Kieler Tuesday afternoon, May 23, 1933, at 5:30 o'clock, following a short illness. The funeral services were held Friday morniong from the residence at 9 o'clock to the Immaculate Conception church at 9:30 o'clock. Burial was made in the adjoining cemetery.
            He was survived by his mother, Mrs. Elizabeth Kieler; the following brothers and sisters: Mrs. Arthur Schroeder, Celesta, Ollie, Ralph, John, Francis, and Martin Kieler, all of Kieler, Wis.; and his grandmother, Mrs. Catherine Kunkel, Kieler, Wis. His father preceded him in death.

    • Francis G. Kieler was born in Grant County, Wisconsin, son of Lawrence and Elizabeth (Kunkel) Kieler. Francis Kieler married Margaretta Muller on November 29, 1944, at Holy Ghost Catholic Church in Dickeyville, Wisconsin. Margaretta Muller was born on January 16, 1927, in Tennyson, Wisconsin, daughter of Phillip and Elizabeth (Holzer) Muller.
            Francis and Margaretta Kieler farmed for a number of years until Francis started Kieler Feed ∓ Seed in Kieler, Wisconsin. Margaretta belonged to the Council of Catholic Women and Southwest Wisconsin CEW. She sang in the choir for many years at Immaculate Conception Church in Kieler.
            Francis "Bud" and Margaretta (Muller) Kieler, of Kieler, Wisconsin, celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary on November 29, 2009, with a 10 a.m. Mass of Thanksgiving at Immaculate Conception Church in Kieler. Following the mass, there was a family dinner to celebrate their commitment to marriage. They retired from Kieler Feed & Seed. They have been blessed with five children, twelve grandchildren, and ten great-grandchildren. Their children are Janet (Leo) Friederick, of Cassville, Wis; Joan (Gary) Studier, of Rockford, Ill.; and Gary (Peggy) Kieler, Frank Kieler, and Bonnie (Pete) Maring, all of Kieler, Wis.

      Margaretta R. Kieler, 83, of Kieler, Wisconsin, passed away Tuesday, March 30, 2010, at Mercy Medical Center in Dubuque, Iowa. Funeral services were at 10:30 a.m., Tuesday, April 6, at Immaculate Conception Parish in Kieler, with the Rev. Bernie Rott officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery. Family and friends called from 3 to 8 p.m., Monday, April 5, at Immaculate Conception Parish Center in Kieler, and after 9:15 a.m. Tuesday at the parish. The Haudenshield Funeral Home & Cremation Services in Kieler, was in charge of arrangements.
            She was survived by her husband, Francis Kieler; three daughters, Janet (Leo) Friederick, of Cassville, Wis., Joan (Gary) Studier, of Rockford, Ill., and Bonnie (Pete) Maring, of Kieler, Wis.; two sons, Gary (Peggy) Kieler and Frank Kieler, both of Cuba City, Wis.; 12 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; a brother, Clifford (Marie) Muller, of Lancaster, Wis.; seven sisters, Edna Gillen, of Dickeyville, Wis., Marcella (Martin) Kieler, Marion Welter, Viola Richard, Betty Jansen, all of Kieler, Wis., Isabel (Robert) Dare and Patty (Joe) Kaster, both of Janesville, Wis.; and a sister-in-law, Claudia Muller, of Kieler, Wis. She was preceded in death by her parents, Phillip and Elizabeth; three sisters, Freda Pluemer, May Kay Muller, and Bernetta Hinderman; a brother, Irvin; four brothers-in-law, Floyd Gillen, Philbert Pluemer, Robert Richard, and Jerry Jansen; and a granddaughter, Sarah Friederick.

    • Martin F. Kieler was born in Grant County, Wisconsin, son of Lawrence and Elizabeth (Kunkel) Kieler. Martin Kieler married Marcella C. Muller. Martin "Babe" and Marcella Kieler live at Kieler, Wisconsin.

  2. Katharina Kieler was born on March 11, 1877, daughter of Frank and Margareth (Koethe) Kieler.

    Katharina Kieler died on January 14, 1887. She was buried in Immaculate Conception Church Cemetery in Kieler, Wisconsin.

  3. Mathilda Kieler was born on December 25, 1878, at Kieler, Wisconsin, daughter of Frank and Margareth (Koethe) Kieler. Mathilda married Charles J. Lange on February 10, 1902. Charles Lange was born on November 20, 1875, in Dickeyville, Wisconsin, son of John and Elizabeth (Jansen) Lange, and he farmed in that community all his life, retiring in 1930. Charles and Mathilda Lange lived at Dickeyville, Wisconsin, where they were members of Holy Ghost Church. Charles was a member of the church's Holy Name Society, and Mathilda of its Confraternity of Christian Mothers. Born to Charles and Mathilda Lange were Frank Lange, Ray Lange, Walter Lange, Ervin William Lange, and Arnold Lange.

    Mrs. Mathilda Lange, 59, of Dickeyville, Wisconsin, died at 4 o'clock, Tuesday morning, October 11, 1938, at Mercy Hospital in Dubuque, Iowa. Mrs. Lange had been ill for a short time following an operation. Funeral services were held Thursday morning, October 13, at 8:45 o'clock, from the residence to the Holy Ghost Church in Dickeyville. The Rev. Clement Haines, pastor, offered the mass of requiem and officiated at the graveside service in the adjoining cemetery.
          Pallbearers were Frank Salzman, Joseph and Arthur Wiederhold, Joseph and Conrad Schroeder, and Joseph Dietzel. Members of the Confraternity of Christian Mothers, of which Mrs. Lange was a member, attended the funeral service in a body.
          Mrs. Lange was survived by her husband, Charles; five sons, Frank Lange, Ray Lange, Walter Lange, Ervin Lange, and Arnold Lange, all of Dickeyville, Wis.; one sister, Mrs. Frank Kuhl, of Sinsinawa, Wis.; and one brother, Charles Kieler, of Kieler, Wis.

    Charles J. Lange, 73, of Dickeyville, Wisconsin, died at 6:30 p.m., Monday, May 2, 1949, at Mercy Hospital in Dubuque, Iowa. He had been ill for several years, seriously so for the past two weeks. Friends called at the home in Dickeyville. Members of the Holy Name Society met at the family residence Wednesday evening, May 4, for a recitation of the Rosary. Services were held Thursday, May 5, from the family residence to the Holy Ghost Church at Dickeyville. Mass was said at 9 a.m., and burial was in the church cemetery. The Rev. J.C. Nigels delivered the sermon and officiated at services in the church and at the burial in Holy Ghost Cemetery. The Didesch Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
          Pallbearers were Ben Kahle, Ollie Kieler, Joseph Lange, Merlin Kuhl, Ambrose Kieler, and Lester Kieler.
          Mr. Lange was survived by four sons, Frank Lange, Arnold Lange, and Walter Lange, all of Dickeyville, Wis., and Ervin Lange, of Platteville, Wis.; nine grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Louise Kahle, of Dubuque, Ia., and Mrs. Dora Splinter, of Dickeyville, Wis.; and a brother, Henry Lange, of Dubuque, Ia. He was preceded in death by his wife, Mathilda; a son, Ira Lange; and his parents, John and Elizabeth (Jansen) Lange.

    Children of Charles and Mathilda (Lange) Kunkel:

    • Frank C. Lange was born December 23, 1902, in Paris Township, Grant County, Wisconsin, son of Charles and Mathilda (Kieler) Lange. Frank Lange married Louise C. Kunkel on January 5, 1926, at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Kieler, Wisconsin. Louise Kunkel was born June 9, 1900, in St. Benedict, Iowa, daughter of Edward and Catherine (Alt) Kunkel. Louise was a younger sister of Elizabeth Kunkel, who was married to Frank's uncle, Lawrence Kieler. Frank and Louise Kunkel lived at Dickeyville, Wisconsin, where they were members of Holy Ghost Catholic Church. Louise "Lou" was also a member of the church's Holy Ghost Christian Mothers Sodality. Frank and Lou Lange until their retirement; Frank had farmed in the Dickeyville area all of his life.

      Louise C. "Lou" Lange, 91, of Dickeyville, Wisconsin, died Sunday evening, December 8, 1991, at home. Family and friends called from 2 to 9 p.m., Tuesday, December 10, at Casey-Siegert Funeral Home in Cuba City, Wisconsin, where the Rosary was recited by the Holy Ghost Christian Mothers at 4 p.m and by the parish at 8 p.m. Funeral services were at 11 a.m., Wednesday, December 11, at Holy Ghost Catholic Church in Dickeyville, Wisconsin, and burial was in the church cemetery.
            Mrs. Lange was survived by her husband, Frank; a daughter, Mrs. Oswin (Mary Agnes) Tranel, of rural Cuba City, Wis.; two sons, John M. (and Evelyn) Lange, of Platteville, Wis., and Edmund E. (and Mary) Lange, of Cuba City, Wis.; 24 grandchildren and 52 great-grandchildren; and a sister, Sylvia Houtakker, of Cuba City, Wis.

      Frank C. Lange, 94, of Dickeyville, Wisconsin, died at 8:25 a.m., Monday, January 6, 1997, at home. Family and friends called from 2 to 9 p.m., Wednesday, January 8, at Casey Funeral Home in Cuba City, Wisconsin, where there was a Knights of Columbus Rosary at 6 p.m. and a parish wake service at 7:30 p.m. Funeral services were at 11 a.m., Thursday, January 9, at Holy Ghost Catholic Church in Dickeyville, with the Rev. James Gunn officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.
            Mr. Lange was survived by his children, Mary Agnes (Ossie) Tranel, of Cuba City, Wis., John (Evelyn) Lange, of Platteville, Wis., and Edmund E. (Mary) Lange, of Dickeyville, Wis.; and 24 grandchildren and 73 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife and parents, and four brothers, Iray Lange, Walter Lange, Ervin Lange, and Arnold Lange.

    • Walter J. Lange was born April 16, 1908, in Wisconsin, son of Charles and Mathilda (Kieler) Lange. Walter Lange married Bernice E. Schwab. Bernice Schwab was born on May 14, 1909, in Potosi, Wisconsin. Walter and Bernice Lange lived at Dickeyville, Wisconsin, where they were members of Holy Ghost Catholic Church. Bernice was also a member of the Holy Ghost Christian Mothers Sodality. Walter and Bernice farmed, and Bernice had taught at the Platteville Normal School in Platteville, Wisconsin.

      Walter J. Lange, 64, of Dickeyville, Wisconsin, died in July 1972. He was buried in Holy Ghost Church Cemetery in Dickeyville.

      Bernice E. Lange, 78, of Dickeyville, Wisconsin, died Thursday night, January 14, 1988, at Southwest Health Center in Cuba City, Wisconsin. Family and friends called from 2 to 9 p.m., Sunday, January 17, at the Haudenshield Funeral Home in Cuba City, where the parish Rosary was said at 8 p.m. Funeral services were at 10:30 a.m., Monday, January 18, at Holy Ghost Catholic Church in Dickeyville, and burial was in the church cemetery.
            Mrs. Lange was survived by a son, Robert C. Lange, of Route 1, Cuba City, Wis.; two daughters, Mrs. Raphael (Betty) Weber and and Mrs. LaVern (Sue) Dalsing, both of Hazel Green, Wis.; and 10 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren.

      • Robert C. Lange was born on November 20, 1935, in Paris Township, Grant County, Wisconsin, son of Walter J. and Bernice E. (Schwab) Lange. Robert Lange married Darlene Droessler on July 31, 1956, at Immaculate Conception Church in Kieler, Wisconsin. Robert "Bob" and Darlene Lange lived at Cuba City, Wisconsin, where they farmed. They were members of Holy Ghost Catholic Church in Dickeyville, Wisconsin. Bob also sold Renk Seed for 40 years.
              Bob Lange was a member of the National Guard for eight years, Paris Township Supervisor for 16 years, and Hunter Safety instructor for four years. He was a member of the Dickeyville Horseshoe League for 32 years, and served as an usher at Holy Ghost Church in Dickeyville. He also was a member of the Dickeyville Bowling Association, serving as president for 22 years and league secretary for 20 years. Bob enjoyed hunting, fishing, bowling and horseshoes.

        Robert C. "Bob" Lange, 69, of Cuba City, Wisconsin, died Tuesday, July 12, 2005, at home. Family and friends called from 2 to 8 p.m., Wednesday, July 13, at Casey Funeral Home, Cuba City, where there was a parish wake service at 2 p.m. Funeral services were at 10:30 a.m.,Thursday, July 14, at Holy Ghost Catholic Church in Dickeyville, Wisconsin, with the Rev. Francis Steffen officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
              Mr. Lange was survived by his wife, Darlene; a daughter, Mary Lou (Tom) Aird, of Cuba City, Wis.; two sons, Rick (Mary Kay) Lange, of Prairie du Chien, Wis., and Kevin (Jean) Lange, of Cuba City, Wis.; two sisters, Betty Weber, of Hazel Green, Wis., and Sue (Gary) Fry, of Oregon, Wis.; an aunt, Catherine Lange, of Dickeyville, Wis.; eight grandchildren, Michael Aird, Sarah Wagner, Matthew Aird, Becki Lange, Robbie Lange, Katie Lange, Benjamin Lange, and Bradford Lange; and four great-grandchildren, Brandon Wagner, Cody Wagner, Maggie Aird, and Zachary Aird. He was preceded in death by his parents; and two brothers-in-law, LaVern Dalsing and Ray Weber.
              "Dad never told us how to live, he lived and let us watch."

    • Iray J. Lange was born on February 17, 1905, at Dickeyville, Wisconsin, son of Charles and Mathilda (Kieler) Lange. Iray Lange resided at Dickeyville, Wisconsin, on a farm all his life. He was a member of Holy Ghost Catholic Church in Dickeyville.

      Iray J. Lange, 43, of Dickeyville, Wisconsin, died at 4 p.m., Saturday, March 27, 1948, at Mercy Hospital in Dubuque, Iowa, after a short illness. The body was at the East Dubuque Funeral Home in East Dubuque, Illinois, where it could be viewed after noon on Sunday, March 28, and from where the services were held at 9:30 a.m., Tuesday, March 30, to Holy Ghost Church in Dickeyville. Burial was made in the church cemetery.
            Mr. Lange was survived by his father, Charles Lange, of Dickeyville, Wis.; and four brothers, Frank Lange, Walter Lange, and Arnold Lange, all of Dickeyville, Wis., and Ervin Lange, of Platteville, Wis. He was preceded in death by his mother on October 11, 1938.

    • Ervin Lange was born February 19, 1911, in Wisconsin, son of Charles and Mathilda (Kieler) Lange. Ervin Lange married Marian Balbina Salzman. Marian Salzmann was born on September 15, 1922, in Dickeyville, Wisconsin, daughter of Adolph Joseph and Anna Mary (Averkamp) Salzmann. Ervin and Marian Lange lived in rural Platteville, Wisconsin.

      Ervin Lange, 73, of Route 3, Platteville, Wisconsin, died Tuesday, November 20, 1984, at Southwest Health Center in Platteville. Family and friends called after 3 p.m., Thursday, November 22, at the Mergen Funeral Home in Platteville, where the scripture wake service was at 8 p.m. Funeral services were at 10:30 a.m., Friday, November 23, at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Platteville, with burial in Calvary Cemetery.
            Mr. Lange was survived by his wife, Marian; three sons, Daniel Lange of Appleton, Wis., David Lange, of St. Joseph, Mich., and Michael Lange, at home; three daughters, Mrs. James (Doris) Doherty, of Onalaska, Wis., Mrs. Robert (Jane) Phelan, of Phoenix, Ariz., and Mrs. Gary (Arlene) Goke, of Mineral Point, Wis.; six grandchildren; and a brother, Frank Lange, of Dickeyville, Wis.

      Marian B. Lange, 79, of Platteville, Wisconsin, died November 17, 2001, at Heartland Health Care Center.

    • Arnold Lawrence Lange was born May 9, 1916, in Wisconsin, son of Charles and Mathilda (Kieler) Lange. Arnold Lange married Catherine E. Salzmann, daughter of Adolph Joseph and Anna Mary (Averkamp) Salzmann. Arnold Lange served in the U.S. Army during World War II, attaining the rank of sergeant. Arnold and Catherine Lange lived at Dickeyville, Wisconsin, where they were members of Holy Ghost Catholic Church. Arnold was a member of the church's Holy Name Society. He was a member of the Iowa-Grant Tavern League and the Leo F. Kane American Legion Post of Platteville, Wisconsin.

      Arnold L. Lange, 62, of Dickeyville, Wisconsin, died Tuesday, March 6, 1979, at Cuba City Medical Center in Cuba City, Wisconsin. Family and friends called until 9 p.m., Thursday, March 8, at the Haudenshield Funeral Home in Cuba City, where the Rosary was said at 8 p.m. Funeral services were at 11 a.m., Friday, March 9, at Holy Ghost Catholic Church in Dickeyville, and burial was in the church cemetery.
            Mr. Lange was survived by his wife, Catherine; five sons, Thomas Lange, of Minneapolis, Minn., Jim Lange of St. Louis, Mo., Jerry Lange, of Watertown, Wis., and Charles Lange and Alan Lange, both at home; a daughter, Mrs. Tom (Linda) Gerlich, of Panama City, Fla.; one grandchild; and two brothers, Frank Lange, of Dickeyville, Wis., and Ervin Lange, of Platteville, Wis.

      • Lawrence A. Lange was born on September 20, 1948, son of Arnold and Catherine (Salzmann) Lange. Lawrence "Larry" Lange was an engineering student at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville.

        from the Thursday, September 3, 1970, Dubuque Telegraph Herald:
        Car-truck crash fatal to student.
        DICKEYVILLE, Wis.--A senior at Wisconsin State University-Platteville was killed today when his car crashed head-on with a semi-truck 1½ miles north of here on U.S. Highway 151.
              Lawrence Lange, 21, of Dickeyville was killed outright in the crash about 2:15 a.m., the Grant County Sheriff's Department reported. Lange was the county's 23rd traffic fatality this year.
              Lange was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Arnold Lange, operators of the Recreation Center here.
              Lange, alone in his car, was southbound when his vehicle collided with the truck. After the collision, the wreckage of Lange's auto was struck by another semi.

        Funeral services for Lawrence A. "Larry" Lange, 21, of Dickeyville, Wisconsin, who died Thursday, September 3, 1970, were at 10:30 a.m., Saturday, September 5, at Holy Ghost Catholic Church in Dickeyville, and burial was in the church cemetery. Family and friends called after 7 p.m., Thursday, September 3, at the Haudenshield Funeral Home in Cuba City, where the parish Rosary was said at 8:15 p.m., Thursday.
              Mr. Lange was survived by his parents, Arnold and Catherine Lange, of Dickeyville, Wis.; five brothers, Thomas Lange, James Lange, Jerry Lange, Charles Lange, and Alan Lange, and a sister, Linda Lange, all at home; and his maternal grandfather, Adolph Salzman, of Dickeyville, Wis.

  4. Mary Louisa Kieler was born in October 1881 in Wisconsin, daughter of Frank and Margareth (Koethe) Kieler. Louisa Kieler married Joseph Clarence Brant on May 5, 1903, in Grant County, Wisconsin. Joseph Brant was born on February 21, 1880, in Kieler, Wisconsin, son of August and Regina (Kaiser) Brandt. Joseph and Louisa Brant lived near Kieler, Wisconsin, in Jamestown Township, Grant County. They were members of Immaculate Conception Church in Kieler, and Joseph was a member of the church's Holy Name Society. Joseph Brant was a farmer and was secretary of the Jamestown Mutual Fire Insurance company for 50 years. Born to Joseph and Louisa (Kieler) Brant were August Brant, in 1904, and Lorena Brant, in 1908.

    Louisa (Kieler) Brant died after 1910.

    Joseph Brant married Emma A. Dalsing on August 16, 1921. Emma Dalsing was born September 28, 1890, in Wisconsin, daughter of Herman Phillip and Mary (Hanfelt) Dalsing. Born to Joseph and Emma (Dalsing) Brant were Salena Brant, in 1921, and Melvin Brant, in 1926.

    Joseph C. Brant, 65, of near Kieler, Wisconsin, died suddenly at the home at 2 o'clock, Tuesday morning, November 14, 1944. The body was at the residence. The funeral for Mr. Brant, a well-known farmer who was born in Kieler and lived in that community all his life, was held Friday, November 17, from the family residence to the Immaculate Conception Church in Kieler. The funeral procession left the residence at 9 a.m., and the mass of requiem was at 9:30 a.m., with the Rev. Albert Goetzman as celebrant, and other officers were the Rev. John Eberhardy, of Sinsinawa, Wisconsin, as deacon and the Rev. Joseph Henry, of Tennyson, Wisconsin, as subdeacon. The Rev. Joseph Greiveldinger delivered a sermon. Burial was in Immaculate Conception Cemetery, where Father Goetzman, assisted by Fathers Eberhardy and Henry, said the prayers. The Didesch Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
          Pallbearers were Elmer Helbing, Val Wiederholt, Nick Timmerman, Ray Wiederholt, Oscar Welter, and Peter J. Timmerman. An honorary escort was composed of John Gubbles, Ben Puls, George Loeffelholz, Paul Klass, Leo Timmerman, and Frank Averkamp.
          Present at the services from out of town were Mr. and Mrs. Joe VonDrum and son, of Potosi, Wis.; Mr. and Mrs. John Miller, of Kendall, Wis., and Ben Dalsing and son, of Galena, Ill.
          Mr. Brant was survived by his wife, Emma; two daughters, Mrs. Arnold (Lorena) Wiederholt, of Kieler, Wis., and Miss Salena Brant, at home; one son, Melvin Brant, at home; three grandchildren; five sisters, Mrs. Henry (Christine) Jansen, and Mrs. Nicholas (Kate) Apel, both of Dubuque, Ia., Mrs. Henry (Maggie) Van DeWiel, of Sinsinawa Mound, Wis., Mrs. Clyde (Elizabeth) Banfield, of Cuba City, Wis., and Mrs. Albert (Rose) Runde, of Hazel Green, Wis.; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, one brother, and one son.

    Emma A. Brant, 82, of Route 1, Cuba City, Wisconsin, died Sunday, February 4, 1973*, in the Lancaster Nursing Home in Lancaster, Wisconsin. Family and friends called after 7 p.m., Monday, February 5, at the Siegert Funeral Home in Cuba City, Wisconsin, where the Rosary was said at 8 p.m., Monday and Tuesday. Funeral services were at 11 a.m., Wednesday, February 7, at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Kieler, Wisconsin, and burial was in the church cemetery.
    February 4 is Emma's date of death according to her obituary in the Telegraph Herald; another online source has her date of death being February 3, with the church records as a source.
          Mrs. Brant was survived by two daughters, Mrs. Harold (Salena) Hinderman and Mrs. Arnold (Lorene) Wiederholt, and a son, Melvin H. Brant, all of Cuba City, Wis.; and 11 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren, and 1 great-great-grandchild.

    Children of Joseph and Louisa (Kieler) Brant:

    • August Brant was born on February 15, 1904, son of Joseph and Louisa (Kieler) Brant.

      August Brant was only two years old when he died on March 4, 1906. He was buried in Immaculate Conception Church Cemetery in Kieler, Wisconsin.

    • Lorena M. Brant was born on November 14, 1908, in Wisconsin, daughter of Joseph and Louisa (Kieler) Brant. Lorena Brant married Arnold John Wiederholt on November 20, 1928, in Grant County, Wisconsin. Arnold Wiederholt was born on January 20, 1907, in Jamestown Township, Grant County, Wisconsin, son of Valentine Joseph and Bertha (Wiegman) Wiederholt. Arnold and Lorene Wiederholt lived in rural Cuba City, Wisconsin, where they farmed. They were members of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Kieler, Wisconsin. Lorene was a member of the church's Altar Sodality, and Arnold was a member of its Holy Name Society. Arnold also served on the Jamestown Board of Supervisors.

      Lorene M. Wiederholt, 78, of rural Cuba City, Wisconsin, died at 12:45 p.m., Thursday, May 28, 1987. Family and friends called from 3 to 9 p.m., Friday, May 29, at the Haudenshield Funeral Home in Cuba City, where the parish Rosary was said at 7 p.m. Funeral services were at 10 a.m., Saturday, May 30, at Immaculate Conception Church in Kieler, Wisconsin, and burial was in the church cemetery.
            Mrs. Wiederholt was survived by her husband; two daughters, Mrs. Robert (Mariella) Schmitz, of Villa Park, Ill., and Rita Schaefer, of Platteville, Wis.; a son Gene A. Wiederholt, of Kieler, Wis.; 17 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren; a brother, Melvin Brant, of Cuba City, Wis.; and a sister, Mrs. Harold (Salena) Hinderman, of Cuba City, Wis.

      Arnold John Wiederholt, 81, of rural Cuba City, Wisconsin, died at 7:30 a.m., Sunday, February 28, 1988, at home. Family and friends called until 9 p.m., Monday, February 29, at the Haudenshield Funeral Home in Cuba City, where the parish Rosary was said at 8 p.m. Funeral services were at 11 a.m., Tuesday, March 1, at Immaculate Conception Church in Kieler, Wisconsin, and burial was in the church cemetery.
            Mr. Wiederhold was survived by two daughters, Mrs. Robert (Mariella) Schmitz, of Villa Park, Ill., and Rita Schaefer, of Platteville, Wis.; a son Gene A. Wiederholt, of Kieler, Wis.; 17 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren; a brother, Ervin Wiederholt, of Dickeyville, Wis.; and two sisters, Mrs. Clarence DeMuth, of Hazel Green, Wis., and Margaret Bertjens, of Dickeyville, Wis.

    Children of Joseph and Emma (Dalsing) Brant:

    • Salena C. Brant was born daughter of Joseph and Emma (Dalsing) Brant. Salena Brant married Harold J. Hinderman. Harold Hinderman, who was called Harry, was born on April 10, 1923, in Smelser Township, Grant County, Wisconsin, son of Bernard and Katherine (Lenstra) Hinderman. Harry and Salena Hinderman lived in Cuba City, Wisconsin, where they were members of St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church. Harry sang in the church choir for many years, and he was a Fourth Degree member of the Knights of Columbus. He enjoyed gardening, card playing, dancing, his grandchildren and great-granddaughters, and family get-togethers. Harry's faith and family were most important to him.

      Harold J. "Harry" Hinderman, 81, of Cuba City, Wisconsin, died Thursday, January 13, 2005, at Mercy Medical Center in Dubuque, Iowa. Family and friends called from 3 to 8 p.m., Monday, January 17, at Casey Funeral Home in Cuba City, where there was a parish wake service at 3 p.m. Funeral services were at 10:30 a.m., Tuesday, Januaryy 18, at St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church in Cuba City, with the Rev. Monte Robinson officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.
            Mr. Hinderman was survived by his wife, Salena; two daughters, Jo Ann E. (George) Hoppenjan, of Kieler, Wis., and Nancy L. (Lee) Esser, of Dodgeville, Wis.; a son, Larry B. (Gay) Hinderman, of Cuba City, Wis.; 10 grandchildren, Troy, Ross, Nina, and Lindsey Hoppenjan, Matt and Mark (Sara) Hinderman, Maggie (Lou) Langkamp, Melinda Hinderman, Nathan Geyer, and Nick (Kari) Geyer; two great-grandchildren, Josephine and Hailey Hinderman; three sisters, Florence Pahnke, of Cuba City, Wis., Henrietta Jones, of Shullsburg, Wis., and Katie (Paul) Klinger, of Platteville, Wis.; a brother, Jim (Ellie) Hinderman, of Cuba City, Wis.; and two sisters-in-law, Luella Brant, of Kieler, Wis., and Marie Hinderman, of Cuba City, Wis. He was preceded in death by his parents, Ben and Kate Hinderman; two brothers, Walt and Ray Hinderman; four brothers-in-law, Al Tashner, Hank Pahnke, Merle Jones, and Melvin Brant; a sister-in-law, Irma Hinderman; and a grandson, David J. Geyer .

    • Melvin H. Brant was born on January 10, 1926, in Kieler, Wisconsin, son of Joseph and Emma (Dalsing) Brant. Melvin Brant married Luella C. Abing on May 12, 1953*, at St. Andrew Thomas Catholic Church in Potosi, Wisconsin. Melvin farmed most of his life in the area of Kieler, Wisconsin. Melvin and Luella Brant were members of Immaculate Conception Church in Kieler, and Melvin was a member of its Holy Name Society. Melvin was an agent for Jamestown Mutual from 1964 to 1990, a director for the Grant Electric Coop, and an electrician for Gene Droessler Construction Company. Melvin was a member of the Catholic Knights.
      * = This is Melvin and Luella's marriage date as given in Melvin's obituary. Their marriage date was also given on their gravestone, and was read as May 13, 1953, but the date on the gravestone was faded and hazy.

      Melvin H. Brant, 65, of Kieler, Wisconsin, died Tuesday night, October 22, 1991, at Mercy Health Center, St. Joseph's Unit, in Dubuque, Iowa. Family and friends called until 9 p.m., Thursday, October 24, at Casey-Siegert Funeral Home in Cuba City, Wisconsin, where the Rosary was said at 8:15 p.m. Funeral services were at 11 a.m., Friday, October 25, at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Kieler, and burial was in the church cemetery.
            Mr. Brant was survived by his wife, Luella; a daughter, Mrs. Kendal (Diane) Bruner, of Cuba City, Wis., four sons, Joseph (and Debra) Brant and Gerald (and Jill) Brant, both of Kieler, Wis., Jeffery (and Jacqueline) Brant, of Stoughton, Wis., and Jay (and Sarah) Brant, of Platteville, Wis.; 13 grandchildren; and a sister, Mrs. Harry (Salena) Hinderman, of Cuba City, Wis.

  5. Edward Kieler was born in January 23, 1884, in Wisconsin, son of Frank and Margareth (Koethe) Kieler. In 1910, Edward Kieler, age 26, was living in Paris Township, Grant County, Wisconsin. Edward was a farmer.

    Edward Kieler, 88, of Lancaster, Wisconsin, died Monday, December 11, 1972, in a hospital after a illness. Funeral services were held at 9:30 a.m., Friday, December 15, in St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church in Hazel Green, Wisconsin. Family and friends called after 2 p.m., Thursday, December 14, at the Haudenshield Funeral Home in Cuba City, Wisconsin, where the parish rosary was said at 8:30 p.m.
          He was survived by a sister, Mrs. Frank Kuhl, of Hazel Green, Wis.

  6. Dorathea Maria Kieler was born on October 16, 1886, in Jamestown Township, Grant County, Wisconsin, daughter of Frank and Margareth (Koethe) Kieler. She was baptized on October 17, 1886, and her sponsors were her uncle and aunt, George and Dorathea Kieler. Dora made her First Communion on July 2, 1899, and her confirmation on May 13, 1900, with her sponsor being Katherina Kieler. Dora Kieler was living in Paris Township, Grant County, Wisconsin, at the time the 1910 U.S. census.
          Dorathea Kieler married Joseph John Kuhl on February 14, 1911, at Immaculate Conception Church in Kieler, Wisconsin. Their witnesses were Francis and Anna (Kieler) Kuhl. Joseph Kuhl was born on July 7, 1885, in rural Menominee, Illinois, son of William and Maria T. (Manemann) Kuhl.
          Joseph and Dora Kuhl had five children: Alverna Margaret Kuhl, Melvin William Kuhl, Rosalia Kuhl, Aelred F. Kuhl, and Imelda Louise Kuhl.

    Joseph J. Kuhl died on April 3, 1924, and he was buried in St. Joseph's Catholic Church Cemetery at Sinsinawa, Wisconsin.

    Dora Kuhl died Monday morning, February 6, 1928, at 7 o'clock, at her home near Hazel Green, Wisconsin. She was a Catholic and comforted by the rites of that church in her last hour. The funeral was held from the home to St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Sinsinawa, Wisconsin, at 9 o'clock, Tuesday morning, February 7. The Rev. L. Bruderman officiated at the requiem mass, and the Rev. J. Cavanaugh preached a sermon at the conclusion of the mass. Interment was made in the adjoining cemetery.
          Pallbearers were Ralph and Ollie Kieler and Erwin, Ira, Walter, and Frank Lange, all nephews of the deceased. Honorary pallbearers, members of the Rosary Society, were Mesdames H.L. Vosberg, J.C. Hendricks, Lawrence Kaiser, Clem Fleege, Martin Richards, and Joseph Heim.

  7. Anna Maria Kieler was born on April 2, 1889, in Jamestown Township, Grant County, Wisconsin, daughter of Frank and Margareth (Koethe) Kieler. Anna Kieler married Francis B. Kuhl*. Frank Kuhl was born on January 24, 1883, in Illinois, son of William and Maria Theresa (Manemann) Kuhl. He was baptized on January 28, 1883, at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Sinsinsawa, Wisconsin. Frank and Anna Kuhl lived first in Paris Township and later in Hazel Green Township in Grant County, Wisconsin. Born to them were Merlin Kuhl, Elmer Kuhl, and Adalbert Kuhl.
    * = Frank Kuhl's middle name was BENEDICT, according to Dave Halm's "Haverhill, Marshall Co., Ia.; Menominee, JoDaviess Co., Illinois; Grant Co., Wis. ... ," an internet genealogy at Rootsweb.com, whose source was as follows: St. Joseph's Catholic Church Records, Sinsinawa, Grant Co., Wis.; Author: Sinsinawa Mound (Grant Co., Wis.) Archives; information provided by Donna Lombardi McIntyre and Mary Louise Sauer; Page: Book V; 1882 - 1883; Text: Francis Benedict Kuhl; Born: 24 Jan 1883, bap. 28 Jan 1883; Parents: William Kuhl and Maria Manneman; Sponsors: Bernard Kuhl and Maria Kuhl. Frank's middle name was BERNARD, according to the information he himself provided for his World War I draft card, so he evidently always considered his middle name to be Bernard.

    Frank B. Kuhl, 96, of the Cuba City Nursing Home in Cuba City, Wisconsin, and formerly of Hazel Green, Wisconsin, died Tuesday, October 9, 1979, at the Cuba City Medical Center. Family and friends called from 2 to 4 p.m. and from 7 to 10 p.m., Wednesday, October 10, at the Haudenshield Funeral Home in Cuba City, where the Rosary was said at 9 p.m. Funeral services were at 10:30 a.m., Thursday, October 11, at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Sinsinawa, Wisconsin, and burial was in the church cemetery.
          Mr. Kuhl was survived by his wife, the former Anna Kieler; three sons, Merlin Kuhl, Elmer Kuhl, and Adalbert Kuhl, all of Rte. 1, Hazel Green, Wis.; and six grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

    Anna (Kieler) Kuhl, 97, of Hazel Green, Wisconsin, died Monday evening, November 11, 1985, at the Southwest Nursing Home in Cuba City, Wisconsin. Family and friends called from 3 to 9 p.m., Wednesday, November 13, at the Haudenshield Funeral Home in Cuba City, where the parish Rosary was said at 8 p.m. Funeral services were at 10:30 a.m., Thursday, November 14, at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Sinsinawa, Wisconsin, and burial was in the church cemetery.
          Mrs. Kuhl was survived by two sons, Merlin Kuhl, of Hazel Green, Wis., and Adalbert Kuhl, of San Diego, Calif.; and six grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

    Children of Frank and Anna (Kieler) Kuhl:

    • Merlin W. Kuhl was born on September 21, 1914, in Louisburg, Wisconsin, son of Frank and Anna (Kieler) Kuhl. Merlin Kuhl married Zora S. Slaght on April 22, 1939, in Elizabeth, Illinois. Zora Slaght was born on March 22, 1916, in Potosi, Wisconsin, daughter of Oscar and Burdean (Schuelter) Slaght. Merlin and Zora Kuhl lived near Hazel Green, Wisconsin, where Merlin farmed the family farm most of his life. Merlin was a member of the Cuba City Lions Club. Zora graduated from the University of Wisconsin - Platteville. She taught school in Georgetown and Cuba City, Wisconsin, for 29 years and received a Master Teacher's Award when she retired. Zora was a member of the United Methodist Church Martha Circle.

      Zora S. Kuhl, 77, of Hazel Green, Wisconsin, died Saturday, October 23, 1993, at Mercy Health Center, St. Joseph's Unit, in Dubuque, Iowa. Family and friends called from 3 to 9 p.m., Monday, October 25, at Haudenshield Funeral Home in Cuba City, Wisconsin, and after 10:30 a.m., Tuesday, October 26, at the Cuba City United Methodist Church, where services were at 11 a.m. Burial was in Mount Pleasant Cemetery.
            Mrs. Kuhl was survived by her husband, Merlin; two sons, Roger F. Kuhl, of Arvada, Colo., and Dr. Robert Kuhl, of Salem, Ore.; five grandchildren; a brother, Fred Slaght, of South Carolina, and a sister, Nancy Huffman, of Tennessee.

      Merlin Kuhl moved to Salem, Oregon, in 1997.

      Merlin W. Kuhl, 86, of Salem, Oregon, and formerly of Hazel Green, Wisconsin, died Monday, January 8, 2001, at Salem Hospital. Family and friends called from 2 to 8 p.m., Friday, January 12, at Casey Funeral Home in Cuba City, Wisconsin. Services were held at the funeral home at 10 a.m., Saturday, January 13, with the Rev. Scott Crandall officiating. Burial was in Mount Pleasant Cemetery.
            Mr. Kuhl was survived by two sons, Dr. Robert D. (Kathy) Kuhl, of Salem, Ore., and Roger F. (Debbie) Kuhl, of Arvada, Colo.; and five grandchildren and a great-grandchild. He was preceded in death by his wife, Zora, and a brother Elmer Kuhl.

    • Elmer J. Kuhl was born on September 21, 1918, son of Frank and Anna (Kieler) Kuhl. Elmer Kuhl lived on Route 1, Hazel Green, Wisconsin. Elmer was a veteran of World War II, and he was a member of the Temperly-Duncan American Legion Post 256 of Hazel Green, Wisconsin.

      Elmer J. Kuhl, 62, of Rt. 1, Hazel Green, Wisconsin, died Friday afternoon, July 4, 1980, at Luther Manor in Dubuque, Iowa. Family and friends called from 2 to 4 p.m. and from 7 to 9 p.m., Sunday, July 6, at the Haudenshield Funeral Home in Cuba City, Wisconsin. Funeral services were at 11 a.m., Monday, July 7, at St. Francis de Sales Church in Hazel Green, and burial was in the church cemetery.
            Mr. Kuhl was survived by his mother, Mrs. Anna (Kieler) Kuhl, of Cuba City, Wis., and two brothers, Merlin Kuhl and Adalbert Kuhl, both of rural Hazel Green, Wis.

    • Adalbert Kuhl, nicknamed "Del" or "Delbert," son of Frank and Anna (Kieler) Kuhl, lived in rural Hazel Green, Wisconsin, and later in San Diego, California.

  8. Charles Henry Kieler was born on August 30, 1890, in Paris Township, Grant County, Wisconsin, son of Frank and Margareth (Koethe) Kieler. Charles Kieler married Josephine A. Kunkel on September 11, 1917, in Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Kieler, Wisconsin. Josephine Kunkel was born on December 6, 1896*, in Iowa, daughter of Edward Bernard and Katherine (Alt) Kunkel**. Charles and Josephine Kieler lived first in Jamestown Township and then in Paris Township in Grant County, Wisconsin, at Dickeyville, where they were members of Holy Ghost Catholic Church. Josephine was member of the church's Council of Catholic Women. She was a homemaker. Born to Charles and Josephine Kieler were sons Ambrose M. Kieler, Leander J. Kieler, James Kieler, Floyd Kieler, Charles Kieler, Clair Kieler, and Harvey F. Kieler, and daughters Margaret Kieler and Mary Ann Kieler.
    * = December 6 is the date given from an online SSDI; December 8 is given as her birth date in her TH obituary.
    ** = In Josephine's obituary, her mother's name begins with a C, not a K.

    Charles H. Kieler, 82, died in October 1972, with a last residence of Dickeyville, Wisconsin. His widow Josephine later resided at Stonehill Care Center in Dubuque, Iowa.

    Josephine A. Kieler, 91, of Dickeyville, Wisconsin, died at 7:48 a.m., Friday, March 25, 1988, at Mercy Health Center, St. Joseph's Unit, in Dubuque, Iowa. Family and friends called from 2 to 9 p.m., Sunday, March 27, at the Haudenshield Funeral Home in Cuba City, Wisconsin, where the Council of Catholic Women said the Rosary at 3:30 p.m., and the parish Rosary was said at 7:15 p.m. Funeral services were at 10 a.m., Monday, March 28, at Holy Ghost Catholic Church in Dickeyville, and burial was in the church cemetery.
          Mrs. Kieler was survived by a daughter, Mrs. Henry (Mary Ann) Melssen, of Dickeyville, Wis.; five sons, Clair L. Kieler, of Hazel Green, Wis., Charles J. Kieler and James Kieler, both of Dickeyville, Wis., Floyd F. Kieler, of Potosi, Wis., and Harvey F. Kieler, of rural Cuba City, Wis.; 59 grandchildren, 85 great-grandchildren, and 7 great-great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Mrs. Frank (Louise) Lange, of Dickeyville, Wis., and Sylvia Houtakker, of Cuba City, Wis. She was preceded in death by her husband; a daughter, Margaret Melssen; and two sons, Ambrose Kieler and Leander Kieler.

    Children of Charles and Josephine (Kunkel) Kieler

    • Margaret J. Kieler was born on June 27, 1918, daughter of Charles and Josephine (Kunkel) Kieler. Margaret Kieler married Emil A. Melssen. Emil Melssen was born October 21, 1915, son of Leo and Barbara L. (Riemenapp) Melssen.

      Emil Melssen died in September 1972. Margaret Melssen died in January 1982. They were buried in Holy Ghost Church Cemetery at Dickeyville, Wisconsin.

    • Ambrose M. Kieler was born on December 1, 1919, in Kieler, Wisconsin, son of Charles and Josephine (Kunkel) Kieler. Ambrose Kieler married Frances Leibfried. Ambrose and Frances Kieler farmed in rural Cuba City, Wisconsin, where they were members of St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church.

      Ambrose Kieler, 66, of Route 2, Cuba City, Wisconsin, died Tuesday afternoon, May 6, 1986, at Finley Hospital in Dubuque, Iowa. Family and friends called from 2 to 9 p.m., Thursday, May 8, at the Haudenshield Funeral Home in Cuba City, where the scripture wake service was said at 7:30 p.m. Funeral services were at 11 a.m., Friday, May 9, at St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church in Cuba City, and burial was in the church cemetery.
            Mr. Kieler was survived by his wife, Frances; four sons, Ronald Kieler, Randel Kieler, Terrence Kieler, and Samuel Kieler, all of Cuba City, Wis.; five daughters, Mrs. John (Jane) O'Brien, of Montfort, Wis., Mrs. Steven (Judy) Cushman, of Livingston, Wis., Mrs. Dean (Mary Kay) Booth and Mrs. Timothy (Cindy) Morrissey, both of Cuba City, Wis., and Mrs. Steven (Ruth) Crubaugh, of Waupun, Wis.; 17 grandchildren; his mother, Josephine Kieler, of Dubuque, Ia.; five brothers, Charles Kieler and Harvey Kieler, both of Cuba City, Wis., Clair Kieler, of Hazel Green, Wis., Floyd Kieler, of Potosi, Wis., and James Kieler, of Dickeyville, Wis.; and a sister, Mrs. Henry (Mary Ann) Melssen, of Dickeyville, Wis. He was preceded in death by his daughter, Rose Ann.

      • Samuel J. Kieler was born on August 8, 1962, in Cuba City, Wisconsin, son of Ambrose M. and Frances (Leibfried) Kieler. Samuel Kieler lived at Cuba City, Wisconsin, and he worked as a farmhand on the family farm. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, bowling, teasing his nieces and nephews, and talking on the phone with his family.

        Samuel J. Kieler, 41, of Cuba City, Wisconsin, died Friday, June 18, 2004, at Heartland Healthcare Center in Platteville, Wisconsin. Family and friends called from 3 to 8 p.m., Monday, June 21, at Casey Funeral Home in Cuba City, where there was a parish wake service at 3 p.m. Funeral services were at 10:30 a.m., Tuesday, June 22, at St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church in Cuba City, with the Rev. David Flanagan officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.
              Mr. Kieler was survived by his mother, Frances Kieler, of Cuba City, Wis.; five sisters, Jane (John) O'Brien, of Montfort, Wis., Judy (Steven) Cushman, of Platteville, Wis., Mary Kay (Dean) Booth and Cindy (Tim) Morrissey, both of Cuba City, Wis., and Ruth (Steven) Crubaugh, of Waupun, Wis.; three brothers, Ron Kieler, Randy (Donna) Kieler and Terry (Kim) Kieler, all of Cuba City, Wis.; nieces and nephews; and his good friends, Jim, Todd and Billy. He was preceded in death by his father, Ambrose M. Kieler; and an infant sister, Rose Ann.

    • Leander J. Kieler was born on July 31, 1921, in Wisconsin, son of Charles and Josephine (Kunkel) Kieler. Leander Kieler married Olive Ann Kruser on November 25, 1947, in St. Raphael's Cathedral in Dubuque, Iowa, with the Rev. Francis D. Heimermann officiating. The bride's sister, Carol Kruser, was maid of honor, and the groom's brother Clair Kieler was best man. Olive was a daughter of George Kruser. At the time of their wedding Olive had been employed at Electronics, Inc., in Dubuque.
            Leander "Andy" and Olive Kieler lived in rural Cuba City, Wisconsin, where they farmed.

      Leander J. "Andy" Kieler, 62, of rural Cuba City, Wisconsin, died Saturday, April 7, 1984, at home. Funeral services were held at 11 a.m., Monday, April 9, at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Kieler, Wisconsin, and burial was in the church cemetery. The Haudenshield Funeral Home in Cuba City was in charge of arrangements.
            Mr. Kieler was survived by his wife, Olive; two daughters, Susan Vosberg, of Monona, Wis., and Carol Cummins, of Monroe, Wis.; six sons, William Kieler, of Cuba City, Wis., Frederick Kieler, of Dickeyville, Wis., and Paul Kieler, Tony Kieler, Leland Kieler, and Wayne Kieler, all at home; six grandchildren; his mother, Josephine Kieler, of Stonehill Care Center in Dubuque, Ia.; six brothers, Jim Kieler, of Dickeyville, Wis., Ambrose Kieler, Harvey Kieler, and Charles Kieler, all of Cuba City, Wis., Clair Kieler, of Hazel Green, Wis., and Floyd Kieler, of Potosi, Wis.; and a sister, Mary Ann Melssen, of Dickeyville, Wis.

    • Clair L. Kieler, son of Charles and Josephine (Kunkel) Kieler. Clair Kieler married Joan T. Budden, daughter of Arthur and Clara (Placke) Budden, on February 23, 1949, in St. Joseph's Catholic Church at Sinsinawa, Wisconsin. Clair and Joan Kieler lived at Hazel Green, Wisconsin.

    • Charles J. Kieler, son of Charles and Josephine (Kunkel) Kieler, resided at Dickeyville, Wisconsin.

    • Floyd Kieler, son of Charles and Josephine (Kunkel) Kieler, married Ellen A. Kohn on December 30, 1950, at St. Patrick's Church in Dubuque, Iowa. Ellen Kohn was born on December 28, 1928, in Worthington, Iowa, daughter of Joseph and Ida (Tobin) Kohn. Floyd and Ellen Kieler lived at Potosi, Wisconsin.
            Ellen loved bingo, cards, going to the casino and playing solo and dice with her grandchildren. She had a great sense of humor and was very devoted to her faith, especially the rosary.

      Ellen A. Kieler, 83, of Tennyson, Wisconsin, died Wednesday, July 11, 2012, at The Finley Hospital in Dubuque, Iowa. A Mass of Christian burial was held at 10:30 a.m., Saturday, July 14, at St. Andrew's Church in Tennyson, with the Rev. Bernard Rott officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery. Family and friends called from 4 to 8 p.m., Friday, July 13, at Casey Funeral Home in Cuba City, Wisconsin, where there was a parish rosary recited at 3:45 p.m.
            She was survived by her husband, Floyd Kieler, of Tennyson, Wis.; four daughters, Diane (David) Konshak, of Cuba City, Wis., Denise (Ed McKenzie) Kieler, of Potosi, Wis., Donna (Tom) Digman, of Hazel Green, Wis., and Dena (Jason) Udelhofen, of Potosi, Wis.; two sons, Richard "Dick" (Dana) Kieler, of Dickeyville, Wis., and Rodney Kieler, of Cuba City, Wis.; two brothers, Delbert Kohn and John Kohn, both of Dubuque, Ia.; and nine grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, John and Ida; two sons, Roy in 1963, and Roger in 2007; four sisters, Virginia, Geraldine, Luella and Patricia; and two brothers, Grange "Bud" and James.

      • Roger D. Kieler was born on September 12, 1958, in Dubuque, Iowa, son of Floyd and Ellen (Kohn) Kieler. Roger Kieler graduated from Potosi High School in Potosi, Wisconsin, in 1976, and received a degree from Southwest Technical College in Fennimore, Wisconsin. Mr. Kieler worked at S & H Fabricating and Engineering in Maquoketa, Iowa, and most recently at A-DAC Plastics Corporation, in Maquoketa, as a plant engineer.
              Roger loved and cared for his daughters and loved to spend time with his family. He also liked to tease his nephews and help his friends. Roger also enjoyed hunting, fishing and playing cards.

        Roger D. Kieler, 49, of Cuba City, Wisconsin, and formerly of Potosi, Wisconsin, died suddenly Thursday, October 11, 2007, at home after a courageous battle with Guillain-Barre syndrome. Family and friends called from 3 to 7 p.m., Sunday, October 14, at Martin Funeral Home in Potosi, where there was a prayer service at 3 p.m., and after 10 a.m., Monday, October 15, at the funeral home. Funeral services were at 11 a.m., Monday, October 15, at St. Andrew's Catholic Church in Tennyson, with the Rev. Richard Leffler officiating. Burial was in St. Andrew Cemetery at Tennyson..
              Mr Kieler was survived by his two daughters, Kelly Kieler, of Platteville, Wis., and Katelyn Kieler, of Dickeyville, Wis.; his parents, Floyd and Ellen Kieler, of Potosi, Wis.; six brothers and sisters, Diane Kieler and Richard (Dana) Kieler, both of Dickeyville, Wis., Denise Kieler (special friend, Ed McKenzie), of Potosi, Wis., Donna (Tom) Digman, of Hazel Green, Wis., Dena (Jay) Udelhofen, of Potosi, Wis., and Rod Kieler, of Cuba City, Wis.; five nephews, Jerod Kieler, Scott and Matt Digman, and Christopher and Colin Udelhofen; and aunts, uncles, other relatives, and friends. He was preceded in death by a brother, Roy Kieler.

    • Mary Ann Kieler, daughter of Charles and Josephine (Kunkel) Kieler, married Henry Melssen on June 9, 1948, at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Kieler, Wisconsin. Henry Melssen, who was called "Hank," was born on February 4, 1914, in Dickeyville, Wisconsin, son of Leo and Barbara (Riemenapp) Melssen. He was drafted into the Army in 1941 and served until 1945 as a member of the 904th Field Artillery. Henry and Mary Ann Melssen resided at Dickeyville, Wisconsin.
            Hank was a founding member of the Dickeyville Fire Department and the Dickeyville Rescue Squad. He was Dickeyville's first fire chief and served for 17 years. He retired following 50 active years and then became a social member. He was the treasurer for the Dickeyville Telephone Company for 45 years and a member of the Catholic Order of Men's Foresters. Hank was a blacksmith and mechanic for 50 years and ran Melssen's Garage. He and his wife ran "Hank's Bar" in Dickeyville for many years.

      Henry A. "Hank" Melssen, 94, of Dickeyville, Wisconsin, died Friday, October 24, 2008, following a short illness. Family and friends called from 3 to 8 p.m., Tuesday, October 28, at Haudenshield Funeral Home & Cremation Service in Cuba City, Wisconsin, where the parish rosary was recited at 3 p.m. Funeral services were at 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, October 29, at Holy Ghost Catholic Church in Dickeyville. Burial was in the church cemetery, where military rites were accorded.
            Mr. Melssen was survived by his wife, Mary Ann (Kieler) Melssen; eight children, Gerald (Sandy) Melssen, of Epworth, Ia., Mary Jo (Ronnie) Lau, of Dickeyville, Wis., Doris (Harold) Kelly, of Dubuque, Ia., Donald Melssen, of Phoenix, Ariz., David (Rita) Melssen, of Dickeyville, Wis., Lee Ann Melssen and Linda (Charlie) Morshead, both of Polk City, Ia., and Henry John (Maria) Melssen, of Dickeyville, Wis.; 17 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; five stepgrandchildren; and six stepgreat-grandchildren; a brother, John (Mary Anne) Melssen, of Dickeyville, Wis.; and a sister, Lucida Schmit, of Dubuque, Ia. He was preceded in death by his parents, Leo Anton and Barbara (Riemenapp) Melssen; his brothers, Emil, Harold and Robert; and his sisters, Catherine Reisch and Florida (Fritz) Reuter.

    • Harvey F. Kieler was born on July 25, 1932, on the family farm, son of Charles and Josephine (Kunkel) Kieler. He was born and raised on and farmed the family farm his entire life. Harvey Kieler married Mary C. Adam on February 27, 1954, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Dubuque, Iowa. Harvey was an Army veteran. In 1960, he was voted an outstanding farmer. He was an avid Packers fan, and enjoyed reading, playing cards, and telling jokes with people. He enjoyed staying on the family farm and loved his time spent with children and granchildren.

      Harvey F. Kieler, 65, of rural Cuba City, Wisconsin, died at 11:10 a.m., Saturday, September 20, 1997, at home, after a battle with cancer. Family and friends called from 2 to 9 p.m., Monday, September 22, at Haudenshield Funeral Home in Cuba City, where there was a parish wake service at 7 p.m. Funeral services were at 10:30 a.m., Tuesday, September 23, at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, in Kieler, Wisconsin, with Father Philip Krogman officiating.
            Mr. Kieler was survived by his wife, Mary; six sons, Steven (Lisa) Kieler and Gregory (Carolyn) Kieler, of Cuba City, Wis., Jeffrey Kieler and Neil (Charlene) Kieler, both of Dickeyville, Wis., and Kurt Kieler and Calvin (Diana) Kieler, both of Cuba City; four daughters, Julia (Dale) Salzmann, Pamela Kieler, Patricia Kieler, and Rebecca Kieler, all of Dickeyville, Wis.; 25 grandchildren; three brothers, Floyd Kieler, of Potosi, Wis., Charles Kieler, of Dickeyville, Wis., and Clair Kieler, of Hazel Green, Wis.; a sister, Mary Ann Melssen, of Dickeyville, Wis.; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; three brothers, Ambrose Kieler, Leander Kieler, and James Kieler; and a sister, Margaret Melssen.

    • James P. Kieler was born on November 1, 1936, in Kieler, Wisconsin, son of Charles and Josephine (Kunkel) Kieler. James Kieler married Rita C. Green on October 3, 1956, at St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Dubuque, Iowa. Jim and Rita Kieler lived at Dickeyville, Wisconsin, where they were members of Holy Ghost Catholic Church. Jim worked at the John Deere Dubuque Works for 31 years.

      James P. "Jim" Kieler, 53, of Dickeyville, Wisconsin, died at 2:10 a.m., Monday, January 29, 1990, at The Finley Hospital in Dubuque, Iowa. Family and friends called from 3 to 9 p.m., Wednesday, January 31, at Haudenshield Funeral Home in Cuba City, Wisconsin, where the wake service was said at 7:30 p.m. Funeral services were at 11:30 a.m., Thursday, February 1, at Holy Ghost Catholic Church in Dickeyville, and burial was in the church cemetery.
            Mr. Kieler was survived by his wife, Rita; three daughters, Ann Kieler, of Michigan, and Beth Kieler and Aleta Kieler, both at home; two sons, Victor Kieler, of Platteville, Wis., and Ted Kieler, of Dickeyville, Wis.; two grandchildren; four brothers, Charles Kieler, of Dickeyville, Wis., Clair Kieler, of Hazel Green, Wis., Floyd Kieler, of Potosi, Wis., and Harvey Kieler, of Cuba City, Wis.; and a sister, Mrs. Henry (Mary Ann) Melssen, of Dickeyville, Wis.

  9. Arthur John Kieler was born on February 4, 1894, in Paris Township, Grant County, Wisconsin, son of Frank and Margareth (Koethe) Kieler. Arthur Kieler married Elizabeth Dorothea Loeffelholz on May 16, 1916, at Kieler, Wisconsin. Elizabeth Loeffelholz, who was called "Lizzie," was born on February 11, 1897, in Kieler, Wisconsin, daughter of George Adam and Mathilda Sophia (Kirchberg) Loeffelholz. Arthur and Elizabeth Kieler lived in Paris Township, Grant County, Wisconsin. Arthur and Lizzie Kieler had four children, Irene Kieler, Lester Kieler, Orpha Kieler, and Arthur Kieler.

    Arthur Kieler, age 35, passed away at his home in Kieler, Wisconsin, Monday morning, February 18, 1929, at 10:35 o'clock, after a brief illness. Being a devout Catholic, a member of the Immaculate Conception Church at Kieler, he was comforted in his last hour by the rites of that religion. The funeral was held from the residence at 9 o'clock to the Immaculate Conception Church in Kieler an hour later, Wednesday, February 20. Burial was made in the adjoining cemetery.
          Mr. Kieler was survived by his wife, Elizabeth; four children, Orfie, Irene, Lester, and Arthur; two sisters, Mrs. Charles Lange, of Kieler, Wis., and Mrs. Frank Kuhl, of Hazel Green, Wis.; and two brothers, Charles Kieler, of Kieler, Wis., and Edward Kieler, of Hazel Green, Wis. His mother died a month ago.

    Arthur Kieler's widow Elizabeth married Louis Frank Ginter. Louis Ginter was born on December 29, 1891, in Paris Township, Grant County, Wisconsin, son of August and Victoria (Brandt) Kieler. Louis and Elizabeth Ginter lived at Dickeyville, Wisconsin. Lizzie Ginter was a member of the Christian Mothers. Louis and Lizzie Ginter had two children, twins Gene Ginter and Jeanette Ginter.

    Louis F. Ginter, 85, of Dickeyville, Wisconsin, died Thursday night, February 17, 1977, at the Cuba City Medical Center in Cuba City, Wisconsin. Family and friends called from 2 to 9 p.m., Sunday, February 20, at the Haudenshield Funeral Home, where the prayer service was held at 8 p.m. Funeral services were at 10:30 a.m., Monday, February 21, at Holy Ghost Church in Dickeyville, and burial was in the church cemetery.
          Mr. Ginter was survived by his wife, Elizabeth; a daughter, Sister Genesia (Jeanette), of Dickeyville, Wis., a son, Gene Ginter, of Dickeyville; two stepdaughters, Mrs. Donald (Irene) Kowalski, of Cassville, Wis., and Mrs. Francis (Orpha) Schneider, of Sinsinawa, Wis.; two stepsons, Lester Kieler, of Dickeyville, Wis., and Arthur Kieler, of Kieler, Wis.; 34 grandchildren and 34 great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Mrs. Veronica Aeschlimann and Mrs. Mathilda Koenig, both of Dubuque, Ia.

    Elizabeth D. "Lizzie" Kieler Ginter, 84, of Dickeyville, Wisconsin, died Tuesday, April 14, 1981, at Southwest Nursing Home in Cuba City, Wisconsin. Family and friends called from 4 to 9 p.m., Friday, April 17, at the Haudenshield Funeral Home in Cuba City, where the Rosary was said at 8 p.m. Funeral services were held at 10:30 a.m., Saturday, April 18, at Holy Ghost Catholic Church in Dickeyville. Burial was in Immaculate Conception Cemetery at Kieler, Wisconsin.
          Elizabeth Kieler Ginter was survived by three daughters, Mrs. Donald (Irene) Kowalski, of Cassville, Wis., Mrs. Francis (Orpha) Schneider, of Rt. 1, Cuba City, and Sister Mary Genesia Ginter, OSF, of Milwaukee, Wis.; three sons, Lester L. Kieler and Gene O. Ginter, both of Dickeyville, Wis., and Arthur C. Kieler, of Rt. 1, Cuba City; 34 grandchildren and 45 great-grandchildren; six brothers, George Loeffelholz, of Hawaii, Viric Loeffelholz, of Sparta, Wis., David Loeffelholz, of Dubuque, Ia., Harold Loeffelholz, of Clinton, Ia., Vincent Loeffelholz, of East Dubuque, Ill., and Dan Loeffelholz, of Potosi, Wis.; and three sisters, Mrs. Ernie (Bea) Studier, of Dubuque, Ia., Mrs. Frieda Kruser, of Cuba City, Wis., and Mrs. Vincent (Nellie) Dalsing, of Hazel Green, Wis.

    Children of Arthur and Elizabeth (Loeffelholz) Kieler:

    • Irene M. Kieler was born on April 8, 1919, in Paris Township, Grant County, Wisconsin, daughter of Arthur and Elizabeth (Loeffelholz) Kieler. Irene Kieler married Donald F. Kowalski on June 7, 1938, at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Kieler, Wisconsin.
            Donald Kowalski, who was called "Doc," was born on June 21, 1917, in Dickeyville, Wisconsin, son of George and Theresa (Bode) Kowalski. He graduated from high school, and in 1937, he attended the Platteville (Wis.) Mining School. In the early 1940s, Doc, along with his brother, Kenneth, and their father, was involved in many woodworking projects. They built many bars and backbars, and also built the "Rolling Bar" for the Potosi (Wis.) Brewery.
            At the time of their marriage, the only vehicle Doc owned was a Harley Davidson motorcycle. Doc and Irene Kowalski resided at Cassville, Wisconsin, where they were members of St. Charles Catholic Church. Doc owned a Skelly Gas Station and used car dealership.
            Then in 1946, being a man of vision and manual labor, Doc co-founded Kowalski-Kieler, Inc., with Irene's brother Lester Kieler, and Irene was the firm's orginal bookkeeper. In 1958, Kowalski-Kieler started the first Ready-Mix plant, branching out to eight locations in southwestern Wisconsin.
            Doc loved to hunt and fish, and was a longtime member of the Dickeyville Fire Department. He also developed the K-7 Campground in Cassville for his family and friends to enjoy. He left a legacy for all, having planted more than 15000 trees in his lifetime. Doc was a devoted husband and father and will be dearly missed. Irene was a member of the National Council of Catholic Women. Irene loved spending time with her family, and she enjoyed reading, cooking, sewing, and traveling.

      Donald F. "Doc" Kowalski, 85, of Cassville, Wisconsin, died Friday, June 20, 2003, at Grant Regional Health Center in Lancaster, Wisconsin. Funeral services were at 11 a.m., Tuesday, June 24, at St. Charles Catholic Church in Cassville, with the Rev. John Norder officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery. Family and friends called from 3 to 8 p.m., Monday, June 23, at the church, where there was a parish scripture service at 3:15 p.m. The Martin Page Funeral Home in Cassville was in charge of arrangements.
            He was survived by his wife of 65 years, Irene, of Cassville, Wis.; seven children, Mary Jane (Roger) Droessler, of Dickeyville, Wis., Julaine (Wilfred) Udelhofen, Colleen (Allen) Duve and Donna Jean (Larry) Bernhardt, all of Cassville, Wis., Betty Lou (Wayne) Kruser and James (Charlotte), both of Dickeyville, Wis., and Collette (Rev. Tom Hallowell) Kowalski, of Schuyler, Neb.; 23 grandchildren; 29 great-grandchildren; two brothers, John (Mary Lou), of Devil's Lake, N. Dak., and Gene (Judy), of Riverside, Calif.; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; and a brother, Kenneth.

      Irene M. Kowalski, 87, of Cassville, Wisconsin, died Tuesday, October 3, 2006, at Grant Regional Health Center in Lancaster, Wisconsin. Family and friends called from 4 to 8 p.m., Friday, October 6, at St. Charles Catholic Church in Cassville. Services were at 10 a.m., Saturday, October 7, at St. Charles Catholic Church in Cassville, with the Rev. John Norder officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery. The Martin Funeral Home in Cassville was in charge of arrangements.
            Mrs. Kowalsi was survived by seven children, Mary Jane (Roger) Droessler, of Dickeyville, Wis., Julaine (Wilfred) Udelhofen, of Cassville, Wis., Betty Lou (Wayne) Kruser, of Dickeyville, Wis., James (Charlotte) Kowalski, of Dickeyville, Wis., Donna Jean (Larry) Bernhardt, of Cassville, Wis., Collette (the Rev. Tom Hallowell) Kowalski, of Schuyler, Neb., and Colleen Kowalski, of Cassville, Wis.; 23 grandchildren; 33 great-grandchildren; two sisters, Orpha Schneider, of Cuba City, Wis., and Sr. Genesia Ginter, OSF, of Milwaukee, Wis.; a brother, Arthur (Kathleen) Kieler, of Hazel Green, Wis.; and many nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents and her husband, Doc, Irene was preceded in death by her brothers, Lester (Shirley) Kieler and Gene Ginter; and a brother-in-law, Francis Schneider.

    • Lester L. Kieler was born on February 12, 1922, son of Arthur and Elizabeth (Loeffelholz) Kieler. Lester grew up in the Depression and grew up early: learning self-reliance. He used that attribute in World War II, by hand-crafting jewelry from silver in the South Pacific and sending every extra pound he made back to his mother in Kieler. Lester knew he wanted to serve, and in World War II he certainly did. He would share the good stories from that era, the favorite was chauffeuring John Wayne and General MacArthur. Lester knew what he wanted, he wanted to provide and he did unselfishly: for his mother, himself, and eventually his own family. His ambition, along with the money he saved, led him to create his own business, Kowalski-Kieler, Inc., with his brother-in-law, Donald Kowalski, in 1946.
            Lester Kieler married Shirley Mae McCauley on October 25, 1949, at St. Raphael's Cathedral in Dubuque, Iowa. Shirley McCauley was born on September 12, 1928, in New Hampton, Iowa, daughter of Leonard and Dorothy (Collins) McCauley. Shirley was a graduate of the former Mercy School of Nursing in Dubuque. Lester and Shirley Kieler lived at Dickeyville, Wisconsin, where they were members of Holy Ghost Catholic Church. Shirley was also a member of the Christian Mothers and Legion of Mary.
            After marrying, Lester and Shirley Kieler began their family and his adventurous nature took over. They would take their children on several memory-filled trips; of all the places they traveled, none was more loved than Lester's favorite place in the world: Danbury, Wisconsin. Lester's instigating ways, ability to tell some stories, and pull pranks always kept everyone thinking and laughing. His creativity and wit was not only in his humor, it also was evident in his ability to rebuild a car from scratch, welding like a true craftsman, making sausage, and canning tomatoes from his well-loved garden. Lester continued his service to others as an active member of the VFW and an assistant fire chief for the fire department, and to help his sons in the Boy Scouts.
            Shirley Kieler was the registered nurse supervisor at the Cuba City Medical Center in Cuba City, Wisconsin, for many years. She also worked at the Kieler and Dickeyville clinics. Shirley was committed to kindness. She will be remembered for her kindness, her timely sense of humor, and her independence. Her kind manner was felt by her husband, children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, friends, and the patients she once cared for. She had a way of instilling a sense of mutual respect for one another: in her way of showing compassion to others of all walks of life. She worked as a registered nurse for several years with a commitment and responsibility to others. She touched her family with love and optimism in cooking a warm meal, canning, chatting, and staying in touch through family events. Memories of adventurous family trips to Florida, Danbury fishing, Montana, Ireland, and Hawaii will be treasured. Especially worthy are the humorous events that took place on them.

      Shirley Mae Kieler, 76, of Dickeyville, Wisconsin, passed away on Sunday evening, January 23, 2005, at home. Family and friends called from 4 to 8 p.m., Thursday, January 27, at Holy Ghost Catholic Church in Dickeyville, where there was a parish wake service at 4 p.m. Funeral services were at 11 a.m., Friday, January 28, at Holy Ghost Church, with the Rev. Francis Steffen officiating. Burial was in Holy Ghost Catholic Cemetery. The Haudenshield Funeral Home, Kieler, Wisconsin, was in charge of arrangements.
            Mrs. Kieler was survived by her husband, Lester; two daughters, Lois (Dave) Fritz, of Potosi, Wis., and Jenny (Greg) Loyda, of Whitefish Bay, Wis.; four sons, Jack (Lois) Kieler, Timothy (Shari) Kieler and Dennis (Cheryl) Kieler, all of Dickeyville, Wis., and Dean (Carie) Kieler, of Lake Mills, Wis.; grandchildren, Dr. Nathanial (Margaret) Kieler, Tyler Kieler, Shane Kieler, Chase Kieler, Paige Kieler, Emily Fritz, Maddie Fritz, Rachel Fritz, Timmy Fritz, Michael Loyda, Casey Loyda, Samantha Loyda, Kevin Kieler, Audrey Ann Kieler, Meghan Taylor, Travis (Kelly) Kieler, Shawn (Larry) Rogutich and Josh Kieler, serving with the Navy; two great-grandchildren; Dylan Kieler and Ivan Kieler; and soon to be two great-granddaughters. She was preceded in death by a son, Lester "Les" Kieler, in 1998; her parents; a daughter-in-law, Joan Kieler; two sisters, Joyce Bastian and Dorothy McCauley; and a brother, Jack McCauley.
            The family of Shirley Kieler expressed their thanks to Dr. Chapman and Dr. Schreiber and their staff for their past support, caring, and kindness; to the Dickeyville Rescue Squad and First Responders for their aid and comfort to our family; and to Fr. Francis Steffen. The family also were grateful to the helpful friends and physicians who enabled Shirley to maintain her sense of independence. Her last week she was preparing a warm meal for her son and assisted her husband at an appointment and took him a snack: that was Shirley, committed to kindness. For Shirley, her quick wit, her sharp mind, and her strong will: she continued this at home ... until she went home forever, home to comfort, home with Les, home forever in peace.

      Lester Kieler, 83, of Dickeyville, Wisconsin, died Thursday, September 8, 2005, at Southwest Health Center Nursing Home in Cuba City, Wisconsin. Family and friends called from 3 to 7 p.m., Sunday, September 11, at Haudenshield Funeral Home in Cuba City, where there was a parish wake service at 3 p.m. Family and friends were also able to call after 9:30 a.m., Monday, September 12, at Holy Ghost Catholic Church in Dickeyville, where funeral services were at 10:30 a.m., Monday, with the Rev. Francis Steffen officiating. Burial wass in the church cemetery, where military rites were accorded by the Dickeyville Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 6455.
            Mr. Kieler was survived by two daughters, Lois (Dave) Fritz, of Potosi, Wis., and Jenny (Greg) Loyda, of Whitefish Bay, Wis.; four sons, Jack (Lois) Kieler, Timothy (Shari) Kieler and Dennis (Cheryl) Kieler, all of Dickeyville, Wis., and Dean (Carie) Kieler, of Lake Mills, Wis.; grandchildren, Dr. Nathanial (Margaret) Kieler, Tyler Kieler, Shane Kieler, Chase Kieler, Paige Kieler, Emily Fritz, Maddie Fritz, Rachael Fritz, Timmy Fritz, Michael Loyda, Casey Loyda, Samantha Loyda, Kevin Kieler, Audreyann Kieler, Meghan Taylor, Travis (Kelly) Kieler, Shawn (Larry) Rogutich and Josh Kieler, serving with the Navy; four great-grandchildren, Dylan, Payton, Ivan and Nadia; a great-grandson soon to be born; three sisters, Mrs. Irene (Donald) Kowalski, of Cassville, Wis., Mrs. Orpha (Francis) Schneider, of Hazel Green, Wis., and Sister Genesia Ginter, of Milwaukee, Wis.; and a brother, Artie (Katie) Kieler, of Hazel Green, Wis. He was preceded in death by his wife, Shirley, in 2005; a son, Lester "Les" Kieler, in 1998; his parents; a daughter-in-law, Joan Kieler; and a brother, Gene Ginter.
            Lester always seemed to quietly know what he wanted. He was a modest man and never boasted. His love for his family was always there, with a warm smile and a "ho ho there," "come sit on grandpa's lap," he just loved his grandchildren. He was always cheerful, never complained and was always "100 percent." He loved his family, he loved his life and, since January 23, 2005, he knew what he wanted again ... that was Shirley. He attained that on Sept. 8, 2005, a true love everlasting being with her face to face ... and calling her "Snooks" once again.

      • Lester A. Kieler was born on November 4, 1959, at Mercy Health Center in Dubuque, Iowa, son of Lester and Shirley (McCauley) Kieler. Lester Kieler, who was called "Les," was a graduate of Cuba City High School, class of 1978. He then attended the Madison (Wis.) Area Technical College. Les was a stockholder and an employee at Kowalski-Kieler, Inc., for 20 years. He was a member of the Dickeyville-Paris Fire Department for 19 years.
              Les enjoyed his friends and family, and loved his 15 nieces and nephews, and a great-nephew. He lived for his Danbury hunting and fishing trips with his many friends, and his best friends, his mom and dad and brothers. He enjoyed making his hot salsa and grilling specialties. He had a wonderful sense of humor.

        Quarry worker dies from 60-foot fall.
        A 38-year-old Dickeyville man died Wednesday morning [May 6, 1998] after falling more than 60 feet in a quarry. Lester Kieler was pronounced dead at the scene by Grant County Deputy Coroner Charles Critchlow. Authorities said Kieler sustained major injuries to his head and upper body. According to investigators, Kieler was working along the top edge of the Kowalski-Kieler Quarry when he fell to the quarry floor. Another worker witnessed the fall and called for help. The quarry is located just north of U.S. 61 on Oak Road in Paris Township, near the village of Dickeyville.*
        * = Source: article from the May 8, 1998, Dubuque Telegraph Herald.

        Lester A. "Les" Kieler, 38, of Dickeyville, Wisconsin, died at 6:55 p.m., Wednesday, May 6, 1998, as the result of injuries sustained in an industrial accident in Dickeyville. Services were at 11 a.m., Saturday, May 9, at Holy Ghost Catholic Church in Dickeyville, with the Rev. Frances Steffen officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery. Family and friends called from 3 to 8 p.m., Friday, May 8, at Haudenshield Funeral Home in Cuba City, Wisconsin, where there was a scripture service at 4:30 p.m.
              Les was survived by his mother, Shirley, and his father, Lester; four brothers, Jack (Lois) Kieler, Timothy (Shari) Kieler, and Dennis (Cheryl) Kieler, all of Dickeyville, Wis., and Dean Kieler, of Deerfield, Wis.; two sisters, Lois (Dave) Fritz, of Potosi,Wis., and Jenny (Greg) Loyda, of Whitefish Bay, Wis.; 15 nieces and nephews; and one great-nephew. He was preceded in death by an uncle, Jack McCauley; his grandparents; a sister-in-law; and two infant nephews.
              He will be sadly missed by his family and friends and by all who knew him.

    • Orpha M. Kieler was born on December 15, 1924, in Paris Township, Grant County, Wisconsin, daughter of Arthur and Elizabeth (Loeffelholz) Kieler. Orpha Kieler married Francis J. Schneider on June 8, 1948, at Immaculate Conception Church in Kieler, Wisconsin. Francis Schneider was born on April 6, 1923, in Jamestown Township, Grant County, Wisconsin, son of Joseph and Regina (Placke) Schneider. Francis and Orpha Schneider farmed near Louisburg, Wisconsin, until they moved to Cuba City, Wisconsin, in 1991. They were members of St. Rose of Lima Church in Cuba City.
            Orpha was a great cook and was known for her famous "Schneider Spread" dinners. She will be remembered for her pies and particularly those chocolate-chip peanut-butter cookies. She was a devoted wife and mother who never complained and was always willing to help. She enjoyed her canasta card club. Orpha won many ribbons at the Steele County Fair in Minnesota for her crocheting and quilting. She was an active member of Council of Catholic Women at Sinsinawa and Cuba City. Francis was a member of the Holy Name Society at Sinsinawa.

      Francis J. Scheider, 79, of Cuba City, Wisconsin, died on Tuesday, January 14, 2003, at The Finley Hospital in Dubuque, Iowa. Funeral services were at 10:30 a.m., Friday, January 17, at St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church in Cuba City, with the Rev. Monte Robinson officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery. Family and friends called from 3 to 8 p.m., Thursday, January 16, at Casey Funeral Home in Cuba City, where there was a parish wake service at 3 p.m.
            Mr. Schneider was survived by his wife, Orpha, of Cuba City; two daughters, Jane (John) Brant, of Hazel Green, Wis., and Joann (Peter) Moothart, of Owatonna, Minn.; five grandchildren, Jamie, Scott, and Cory Brant, and Emily and Kayla Moothart; and two great-grandchildren, Andrew and Jacob Brant. He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Gilbert Schneider; and a sister, Mable Simon.

      Orpha M. Schneider, 84, of Cuba City, Wisconsin, died Wednesday, January 14, 2009, at the home of her daughter. Family and friends called from 3 to 8 p.m., Friday, January 16, at Casey Funeral Home in Cuba City, where the parish rosary was recited at 2:45 p.m., and family and friends also called from 9 to 10 a.m., Saturday, January 17, at the funeral home. Funeral services were at 10:30 a.m., Saturday, January 17, at St. Rose of Lima Church in Cuba City, with the Rev. David Flanagan officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.
            Mrs. Schneider was survived by two daughters, Jane (John) Brant, of Cuba City, Wis., and Joann (Peter) Moothart, of Owatonna, Minn.; a sister, Sister Genesia Ginter, OSF, of Milwaukee, Wis.; a brother, Arthur (Katherine) Kieler, of Hazel Green, Wis.; a sister-in-law, Elaine Ginter, of Edgerton, Wis.; five grandchildren, Jamie, Scott and Cory Brant and Emily and Kayla Moothart; and six great-grandchildren, Andrew, Jacob, Ally Orpha, Darcy, Hannah and Hailey Brant. She was preceded in death by her husband and parents; a sister, Irene Kowalski; two brothers, Lester Kieler and Gene Ginter; a brother in-law, Donald Kowalski; and a sister-in-law, Shirley Kieler.

    • Arthur C. Kieler was born on February 20, 1927, on his father's dairy farm in Paris Township, Grant County, Wisconsin, two miles northwest of Kieler, son of Arthur and Elizabeth (Loeffelholz) Kieler. Arthur Kieler, who was called "Artie," married Kathleen A. Havertape on September 4, 1947, at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Sinsinawa, Wisconsin. Kathleen Havertape, who was called "Katie," was born on December 21, 1929, in Dickeyville, Wisconsin, daughter of Aloysius and Olefa (Neis) Havertape. She graduated from St. Clara's Academy in Sinsinawa.
            Katie and Arthur worked side by side on the family farm in Paris Township, north of Kieler, until their retirement in 1986. They moved to rural Hazel Green, Wisconsin, in the Pascal Skemp Subdivision near Bluff Road.
            Katie was patient, loving, and kind. Her family often referred to her as their earth angel. She raised 10 children. Katie gave life to canvas by painting beautiful country scenes. She also enjoyed antiquing, wood refinishing, gardening, and bird watching.
            Arthur was an outstanding crop farmer who raised corn, alfalfa, oats and wheat. He was a progressive dairy farmer who made continuous improvements to enhance the production of milk from his dairy herd.
            Arthur was a "steward" of the land. He worked with the Conservation Commission to improve water erosion by building dams, grassy waterways and detention ponds. He also was named the outstanding "Soil Conservationist" in 1976, for Grant County, Wisconsin. He was a frontrunner in establishing contour (strip) farming in Grant County.
            When Arthur moved to rural Hazel Green, he became a master gardener, planted fruit and pine trees, made wine, and built numerous purple martin houses. He enjoyed working outdoors, especially in his garden and orchard. Arthur referred to his place along the river as "heaven." He enjoyed fishing from the "barge," and his view of the Mississippi River and Lock & Dam. Additionally, he enjoyed the large variety of ducks, geese, bald eagles, and all the other wildlife that inhabited the Mississippi River. Other favorite activities were trips to Door County, ice fishing, snagging salmon, and fishing from chartered boats for lake trout. He enjoyed deer hunting and made many deer hunting trips to Black River Falls.
            Arthur was the best dad in the world and was loved dearly by his family.

      Arthur C. "Artie" Kieler, 83, of Kieler, Wisconsin, died Tuesday, March 9, 2010, at Grant Regional Health Center in Lancaster, Wisconsin. Funeral services were at 10:30 a.m., Saturday, March 13, at Immaculate Conception Church in Kieler, with the Rev. Bernard Rott officiating. Burial was held at a later date. Family and friends called from 3 to 8 p.m. Friday, March 12, at Immaculate Conception Parish Center in Kieler, where there was a parish wake service at 2:45 p.m., and also may call from 9 to 10:15 a.m., Saturday, March 13, at the parish center. The Casey Funeral Home & Cremation Services in Cuba City, Wisconsin, was in charge of arrangements.
            He was survived by his wife of 62 years, Katie; six sons and four daughters, Tom (Ruth), of Platteville, Wis., Ken (Martha), of Hazel Green, Wis., Connie Dolan, of Hinsdale, Ill., Sandy (Denny) Todhunter, of Chico, Calif., Nicholas (Theresa), of Burlington, Ia., Darrell, of Memphis, Tenn., Michele (Richard) Thomas, of Asbury, Ia., Lisa (Jim) Rindy, of Elk River, Minn., Glen (Gloria), of Temecula, Calif., and Chris, of Hazel Green, Wis.; a sister, Sister Genesia, of Milwaukee; and 29 grandchildren and 36 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his father, Arthur Sr., in 1929; his mother Elizabeth, in 1980; an infant daughter, Mary Ellen; an infant great-granddaughter, Garrett Ubersox; two brothers, Lester Kieler and Gene Ginter; and two sisters, Irene (Donald) Kowalski and Orpha (Francis) Schneider.

      Kathleen A. "Katie" Kieler, 81, of Hazel Green, Wisconsin, died Saturday, September 24, 2011, at home. Services were at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, September 28, at Immaculate Conception Church in Kieler, Wisconsin, with the Rev. Bernard Rott officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery. Family and friends called from 4 to 8 p.m., Tuesday, September 27, at Immaculate Conception Parish Center in Kieler, where there was a parish wake service at 3:45 p.m., and also called from 9 to 10 a.m., Wednesday, September 28 at the parish center before the church service. Casey Funeral Home of Cuba City, Wisconsin was in charge of arrangements.
            She was survived by her six sons and four daughters, Tom (Ruth) Kieler, of Platteville, Wis., Ken Kieler, of Dubuque, Ia., Constance Dolan, of Hinsdale, Ill., Sandy (Denny) Todhunter, of Chico, Calif., Nicholas (Terry) Kieler, of West Burlington, Ia., Darrell (Stacy), of Memphis, Tenn., Michele, of Hazel Green, Wis., Lisa Rindy, of Elk River, Minn., Glenn (Gloria), of Temecula, Calif., and Chris Kieler, of Hazel Green; two sisters, Arla Mae Bussan, of Galena, Ill., and Mary Ann (Joe) Leahy, of Darlington, Wis.; three brothers, Herbert (Margie) Havertape, of Hazel Green, Wis., Bob (Joan) Havertape, of Dubuque, Ia., and Mike (Nancy) Havertape, of Mitchell, S.D.; 29 grandchildren; and 36 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Arthur; her parents; a brother, Aloysius Havertape; a daughter, Mary Ellen; and a great-granddaughter, Garrett.

    Children of Louis and Elizabeth (Loeffelholz) Kieler Ginter:

    • Gene O. Ginter was born on August 13, 1936, in Kieler, Wisconsin, son of Louis and Elizabeth (Loeffelholz) Kieler Ginter. Gene Ginter married Elaine C. Heller on May 18, 1957, at St. Joseph's Church in Sinsinawa, Wisconsin. Gene and Elaine Ginter lived at Dickeyville, Wisconsin, where they were members of Holy Ghost Catholic Church. Gene worked at the Dubuque Packing Company in Dubuque, Iowa, until 1982. Gene and Elaine later moved to Edgerton, Wisconsin.

      Gene O. Ginter, 66, of Edgerton, Wisconsin, and formerly of Dickeyville, Wisconsin, died Monday, December 30, 2002, at home. Family and friends called after 10 a.m., Thursday, January 2, at Holy Ghost Catholic Church in Dickeyville, where funeral services were at 2 p.m., Thursday, with the Rev. Francis Steffen officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery. The Casey Funeral Home in Cuba City, Wisconsin was in charge of arrangements.
            Mr. Ginter was survived by his wife, Elaine, of Edgerton, Wis.; two daughters, Jeanette (Anthony) Thilges, of Mason City, Ia., and Mary Beth Dehn, of Owatonna, Minn.; six sons, Jeffry Louis (Patty) Ginter, of Plymouth, Minn., Gregory Ginter, of Madison, Wis., Ronald (Judith) Ginter, of Nashotah, Wis., Michael (Gretchen) Ginter, of Edgerton, Wis., Steven (Julie) Ginter, of Madison, Wis., and Tom Ginter, of Edgerton, Wis.; 14 grandchildren; his sister, Sister Genesia Ginter, of the School Sisters of St. Francis, Milwaukee, Wis.; two sisters, Irene (Doc) Kowalski, of Dickeyville, Wis., and Orpha (Francis) Schneider, of Cuba City, Wis.; and two brothers, Lester (Shirley) Kieler, of Dickeyville, Wis., and Arthur (Kathleen) Kieler, of Hazel Green, Wis.

    • Jeanette Ginter was born in Kieler, Wisconsin, daughter of Louis and Elizabeth (Loeffelholz) Kieler Ginter, entered St. Joseph Convent in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, on August 31, 1950, where she received the religious habit June 13, 1953, and became Sister Mary Genesia. Sister Genesia taught at St. Martin School, Chicago, Illinois. In 1977, at the time of her father's death, she was living at Dickeyville, Wisconsin. Sister M. Genesia, OSF, observed her 50th Jubilee in 2003, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, with the School Sisters of St. Francis.


Sources include obituaries from the Dubuque Telegraph Herald; U.S. census records available on microfilm at the Dubuque Carnegie-Stout Public Library; the 1880 U.S. census, online at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints website, at http://www.familysearch.org/Eng/Search/frameset_search.asp; readings of grave markers at the Immaculate Conception Church Cemetery in Kieler, Wisconsin, and the Holy Ghost Cemetery in Dickeyville, Wisconsin; the Social Security Death Index Interactive Search, online at http://ssdi.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/ssdi.cgi; and Dave Halm's WorldConnect webpages at Rootsweb.com, Haverhill, Marshall County, Iowa; NW JoDaviess County, IL; SW Grant County, WI; Wabasha, MN & Emsland, Hanover, Germany, at http://worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?db=haverhill_iowa. Source of information for the children of John and Margaret (Averkamp) Kieler was Robert & Donna Young's Genealogy Pages: "John Kieler," online at http://www.familyorigins.com/users/y/o/u/Donna-M-Young-Iowa/FAMO2-0001/d66.htm#P3459. Glenda (Kuhl) Miller provided information on her grandparents, Joseph and Dora (Kieler) Kuhl.


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