|Posted by: Candi Vis
on July 6 2012 14:14|
|Hull, Robert W. "Bob'|
Robert W. "Bob" Hull, 83, passed away Wednesday, July 4, 2012, at home surrounded by his family.
Bob was born April 28, 1929, in Ottumwa, Iowa, the son of John and Gladys Tennis Hull. Gladys didn't survive the birth of her son. In 1933, his father married Gertrude VandeStreek who became Bob's mother. Bob joined the United States Army in 1951, serving for two years and earning the rank of Corporal. He married the love of his life Beverly Rymer while home on leave December 28, 1951. After returning to Wisconsin from the service they began farming in the Waupun/Brandon area. He also worked with and later co-purchased with his brothers, Ron and Gordon, their father's business, Hull Implement Co. This is where his great passion for MM tractors and tractor pulling began with his 1953 MM-UB. After the closing of the business, Bob worked for the town of Waupun from 1988, until his retirement. Bob and Bev have been members of Alto Reformed Church all their married lives. Bob is a member of American Legion Post 210 of Waupun. He along with his brother, Lyle were charter members of the Wisconsin Tractor Pullers Association and later Central Wisconsin Antique Tractor Pullers. Bob pulled his MM-UB and later his MM-R at many, many pulls. He celebrated 40 years of pulling at the Alto 4-H Fair in 2008. Bob also enjoyed operating the scale for his children's events with the Wisconsin Garden Tractor Pullers.
Bob is survived by his wife of 60 years, Beverly (Rymer) Hull; three sons, Michael (Cheryl) Hull of Waupun; James (Donna) Hull of Brandon; and John Hull (fiancee, Bonnie Vis) of Waupun; one daughter, Brenda (Lowell) Vis of Waupun, one sort of adopted son, Jodie (Kathy) Stobb of Waupun; nine grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; seven brothers and three sisters, Gordon (Marlene) Hull of Waupun; Elaine (Samuel) Braaksma of Wisconsin Rapids; Elton (Katherine) Hull of Waupun; Lois (Gordon) Alsum of Waupun; Delvin Hull and friend, Lilly of Coloma, IL; Lyle (Jayne) Hull of Waupun; Ronald (Joan) Hull of Burnett; Caroline Gilmore and friend, Gene of Beaver Dam; Jerald (Luann) Hull of Waupun; Phillip Hull of East Moline, IL; and many nieces and nephews.
Bob was preceded in death by his parents, John and Gertrude Hull; one grandson, one nephew; two nieces; one brother-in-law; one sister-in-law on the Hull side; and three brothers-in-law on his wife's side.
Funeral services for Robert W. "Bob" Hull will be held Monday, July 9, 2012, at 11 a.m. at Alto Reformed Church with the Rev. Ted Lindman and the Rev. Ted Medema officiating. Friends and relatives may call on the family on Sunday at Werner-Harmsen Funeral Home in Waupun from 4 to 7 p.m. and on Monday at church from 10 a.m. until the time of service. Burial will take place on Tuesday, July 10, 2012, at 10 a.m. at Ledgeview Memorial Park in Fond du Lac. American Legion Post 210 of Waupun will provide military honors.
Werner-Harmsen Funeral Home of Waupun and staff are serving the family. Please visit our website at www.wernerharmsenfuneralhome.com for further information and to send condolences.
Published in Fond du Lac Reporter on July 6, 2012
|Posted by: Candi Vis
on Mar 29 2012 13:11|
From Appleton Post Crescent. For full article http://appletonhub.postcrescent.com/article/20120329/APC0502/120328122/
Like a cliché movie scene featuring an aspiring rocker, Amy Doty once found herself dancing in front of a mirror, singing her heart out to a pretend audience.
It was a scene that would happen again and again throughout Doty’s childhood, until the red-haired singer traded her upside-down hairbrush for a microphone and a live audience at age 22.
Doty, one of two lead singers in the Oshkosh band Road Trip, hasn’t looked back since her onstage debut in 1993, using the band to showcase her rock-oriented voice for the past 19 years.
Beginning as the band’s backup singer, Doty later moved to lead and now stands as a nominee for female vocalist of the year at April’s WAMI Awards (Road Trip guitarist Jason Busse is nominated for guitarist of the year, while the entire band received a WAMI nod for cover band of the year).
Now one of the leading female rockers on the local scene, Doty and co-lead singer Rich Plath trade a one-two punch on the microphone — a formula that has made Road Trip one of the most popular bands in the Fox Valley.
P-C: Explain what being onstage is like for you.
Doty: It’s the most wonderful place to be in the whole world. It’s the one place where you can feel at home and finally be yourself. … I also know people in the audience are hurting and they’re tired and they’re sick of the same ol,’ same ol’ and what I want to do is take them out of that. I always say I’m taking you on a journey and we’re getting out of this and we’re actually going to havefun for a little while.
Being a female lead, do you feel you’re viewed differently or held to a different standard onstage?
I don’t feel that anymore, but in the ’90s I did. It was so different back then because there weren’t as many females in bands and so I’d go into a club and I’d actually get kicked out of the dressing room. (Club workers) would be like, ‘What are you doing here? You can’t be in here.’ I’d say that I’m in the band and they would say, ‘What guy are you with?’ And I’d say, ‘I’m actually the singer of the band.’ Some club owners and bartenders wouldn’t talk to me, wouldn’t even look at me until they heard me sing. Then they’d be like, ‘Can I buy you a drink?’ But I don’t feel any pressure anymore because there are so many girls (fronting bands) and radio is flooded with female voices. We’re starting to blend in with the guys and nobody cares anymore.
|Posted by: Candi Vis
on Dec 28 2011 19:38|
Robert John Wallendal, 84, of Waupun, died on Christmas day, at the Christian Homestead in Waupun.
Bob was born on Aug. 9, 1927, in Springvale Township, Fond du Lac County, Wis., a son of Jacob and Susie (Tjepkema) Wallendal.
He graduated from Brandon High School in 1945; and then entered into service with the U.S. Army
On Jan. 15, 1949, Bob was united in marriage to Marion Zick. They co-owned and operated the Waupun Laundry in Waupun for many years.
Bob was committed to youth activities and devoted much time as a Boy Scout leader and member of the Eagles. He was instrumental in organizing the Waupun Little League in 1962, and volunteered as a coach for many years. Bob co-founded McCune Beach, where he built and ran the mini golf course.
After selling the laundry in 1971, he managed the bar at the Rock River Country Club for seven years. Bob was then employed with the City of Waupun, and also served on the Parks and Recreation Department. The city honored Bob by naming him Father of the Year in 1967. Following his retirement, Bob was a devoted crossing guard.
Other activities he enjoyed with his family were helping his son-in-law on the farm, coaching baseball, golfing, hunting, and bowling. He was also proud to get his pilot license.
Bob is survived by Marion, his wife of 62 years; four children, Rosanne Wallendal and her significant other, David Smoody, Gary (Deb) Wallendal, Joan (Ron) Hull, and Tom (Cindi) Wallendal; seven grandchildren, Dustin (Jodi) Hull, Carriann (Richard) Laubenstein, Jacob (Carri) Wallendal, Shannon Hull and friend, Aaron Seaman, Jessica (Eric) Frost, Margret (Bryce Merrifield) Wallendal, and Glen Peter Wallendal and friend, Abby Berken; five great-grandchildren; a sister, Marian Dahms; three sisters-in-law, Dorraine Wallendal, Ruth Metavia and Catherine Leichtnam; nieces and nephews; other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a sister, Dorothy Ferch; and his brother, Donald Wallendal.
SERVICES: A Memori- al Service will be held at 7 p.m., on Wednesday, Dec. 28, 2011, in the Chapel of the Christian Home, 331 Bly St., Waupun, with Chaplain Wick Hubers officiating.
VISITATION: Bob's family will receive relatives and friends at the chapel on Wednesday from 4:30 p.m. until the service time.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the Christian Homestead of Waupun; Agnesian Hospice of Fond du Lac; or a charity of choice
Bob's family wishes to thank the staffs of the Christian Homestead and Agnesian Hospice, for their dedicated care.
The Kohls Community Funeral Home, Waupun is serving the family. Online condolences may be sent at www.kohlsfh.com
Fond du Lac, Wis.
Dec. 27, 2011
Published in Fond du Lac Reporter on December 27, 2011
|Posted by: Candi Vis
on Nov 19 2010 11:50|
|Sandra (Susie) Doty of Kingston, WI, a loving wife, mother and grandmother went to be with her Lord on the morning of November 13, 2010. She was born on June 5th, 1943 to Richard and Elsie Plath. She and her nine siblings grew up in Kingston. She married her husband William Doty on July 24, 1963 and they had two sons.|
Susie and Bill owned and operated Doty's Handy Hardware in Kingston while raising their sons. Later Susie went to work for PMI in Markesan, and after that she worked for the Post Office in Kingston until retirement.
She was very involved in her community; she was the president of the Kingston Lioness Club and also head of traffic control for the Kingston Fire Department. Susie and her husband also belonged to the Kingston Businessmen's Association.
She thoroughly enjoyed...
|Posted by: Candi Vis
on Jan 22 2010 18:34|
By WSJ Staff
Thirteen people were killed when an Army psychiatrist allegedly opened fire on soldiers at the Fort Hood Army base, including Capt. Russell Seager. Here is a short profile:
Capt. Russell Seager, 51, of Racine, Wis., was a psychiatrist who joined the Army a few years ago because he wanted to help veterans returning to civilian life, said his uncle, Larry Seager of Mauston.
Capt. Seager’s brother-in-law, Dennis Prudhomme, said Capt. Seager had worked with soldiers at the Veterans Affairs hospital in Milwaukee who were suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder. He also taught classes at Bryant & Stratton College in Milwaukee, said Mr. Prudhomme, who is married to Capt. Seager’s sister.
Larry Seager said his nephew’s death left the family stunned, especially because the psychiatrist only wanted to help soldiers improve their mental health.
“It’s unbelievable. He goes down there to help out soldiers and then he …” Mr. Seager said, his voice trailing off. “I still can’t believe it.”
Russell Seager is survived by a wife and 20-year-old son.
Mr. Prudhomme said Capt. Seager was scheduled to go to Afghanistan in December and had gone to Fort Hood for training.
“Our family has suffered a great loss and we are all devastated,” Capt. Seager’s sister, Barbara Prudhomme, said in a statement read by her husband. “We are very proud of the way Russell lived his life, both personally and professionally, and our hearts go out to all the victims and their families.”