2000-2009, WI, Compiled by James W. Blankenship jkblank1(at)sbcglobal.net




2007, Beaver Dam, Dodge Co., WI, Obituary


Edwin J. Ed Miller, age 77, of Beaver Dam, died on Saturday, October 20, 2007, at his home surrounded by his family. The Funeral Service will be held on Wednesday at the Murray Funeral Home at 2:00 PM, with Rev. Dr. Jack Harrison officiating. The John E. Miller American Legion Post # 146 will conduct military honors, following the service.

Edwin John Miller was born on February 21, 1930 in Chicago, Illinois. After graduating High School, he joined the United States Air Force from 1947 until 1951. On April 15, 1961 he was united in marriage with Martha Marti Lipps in River Forest, Illinois. Ed and Marti raised their three children in Illinois and he was a Fire Fighter for the village of Oak Park for 23 years. Later, they moved to Beaver Dam and Ed worked at Wayland Academy for eight years, followed by part- time work at Wal-Mart. He also enjoyed spending his time volunteering at the Beaver Dam Community Hospital. Ed was a member of the John E. Miller American Legion Post #146 and the 40 & 8 Dodge County Voiture Locale #856. He was a good friend of Bill W.

Ed is survived by his wife, Marti Miller, Beaver Dam, his three children, Michelle (Steve) Roehri, Hanover Park, IL, Melinda (Mark) Bogda, Glen Ellyn, IL and Michael (Rachel) Miller, Minot, ND. He is also survived by his four grandchildren, Mandy Miller, Minot ND, Joshua Miller, Hurlbert Field, FL and Taryn and Kyle Bogda, both of Glen Ellyn, IL, his brother, Lee (Joyce) Davis, Cortland, IL, three sisters-in-law, Christine (Neal) Woodruff, Lewisburg, PA, Mary (Lynn) Blankenship, Beaverton, OR and Irene Sanders, Maywood, IL, two brothers-in-law, Willard (Khoun) St. Germain, Wayne, IL and Larry (Shirley) Lipps, Beaver Dam, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his brother, Robert Sanders.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com


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Fond DuLac Co., SSDI, http://ssdi.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/ssdi.cgi ,

Blankenship, Vaylera J.     83, 27Jan1922 - 05Mar2005,           Fond Du Lac, Fond Du Lac, WI,        IL-329-14-2436




2008, Wausau, Marathon Co., WI, Obituary,

Wausau Daily Herald - Wausau, Wis. Jan 13, 2008, Abstract (Document Summary) (fee)


Arpad A. Biro--Survivors include his wife, Dorothy of Rib Mountain; his daughter, Donna (Jeff) Blankenship of Wausau; two sons, Steven (Terry) Biro of Palatine, Ill., and John (Cindy) Biro of Frankfort, Ill.; eight grandchildren, Chris, Mike, Scott, Eric, Ashley, Shannon, Shawn and Austin; and one great-granddaughter, Ashlynn.

                                                          From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com




Oshkosh, Polk Co., WI, Death,

Oshkosh Northwestern, 8/15/2001, Page B3,

Blankenship, Abraham         b. 5/12/1935        d. 8/13/2001

Parents: Father - Julius Blankenship, Mother - Gertrude Snell

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From: diane dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com


Oshkosh, Polk Co., WI, Death,

Oshkosh Northwestern, 12/13/1999, Page D3

Blankenship, Janet Carol (maiden name: Waterman) d. 12/12/1999

Spouse Abraham Blankenship

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From: diane dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com


Oshkosh, Polk Co., WI, Death,

Oshkosh Northwestern, 5/16/2008, Page A5

Blankenship, William, "Jim"            b. 5/12/1951        d. 5/14/2008

Parents: Father - Theodore Blankenship Mother - Juanita

Spouse Ruth Combes   Married 11/26/1977

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From: diane dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com




Richland Co., SSDI, http://ssdi.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/ssdi.cgi ,

Blankenship, Martin E.     62, 27Oct1946 - 28Feb2009,           Richland Center, Richland, WI,        NY-110-38-4145




2008, Janesville, Rock Co., WI, Obituary,


James “Jimmer” E. Hannebaum, 63, of Janesville, died Thursday, April 3, 2008, at Don & Marilyn Anderson HospiceCare Center, Fitchburg. He was born in Springfield, OH, on November 29, 1944, the son of Charles and Eunice (Hamilton) Hannebaum. He graduated from Springfield High School and attended Wittenburg College, where he received his degree as an Industrial Engineer. After several years at Hobart Industries, Jim was offered a job with Kimberly Clark. Jim was an exceptional salesman, showing great emphasis in all aspects of the trade. After making several contacts in the Manitowoc area, he was offered a position at Manitowoc Tool and Machining, where he worked several years. Jim and Debra married during a sunset ceremony on Lumahai Beach in Kauai, HI on May 18, 2000. The couple relocated to Janesville, where Jim, being a silent partner in Fabmaster Inc., joined his partners as the company began to grow. Jim enjoyed his short times on his fishing boat, golfing, and special trips with his wife. He was a very generous, compassionate person who always offered a helping hand.

He is survived by his loving wife, Debra; a son, Scott ( Terri) Hannebaum of Huber Heights, OH; a daughter, Lynne Blankenship of McFarland, WI; five grandchildren: Haleigh, Taylor, Wesley, Skylar and Gunner; one sister, Mary (Merrill) Keplinger of Springfield, OH; two sister-in-laws; Donna (Garry) Glover of Montello, WI and Diane Trimble of Endeavor, WI; and best friend, John (Claudia) Calloway of Pennsylvania and their children, Jason and Rachel Calloway; and many other extended family and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, two sisters, Kathryn “Kitty” Wagner and Martha Love.

A Memorial Service will be held at 3 p.m. on Sunday, April 13, 2008, with Pastor Tim Erickson officiating at SCHNEIDER APFEL SCHNEIDER & SCHNEIDER FUNERAL HOME. Friends may gather to share memories at 2 p.m. until the time of service at the funeral home.

                                                          From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com




2009, Sheboygan, Sheboygan Co., WI,

www.sheboyganpress.com , Jul 18, 2009 Abstract (Document Summary) (Fee)

Jacob Niesing---Survivors include five children, Ronald (Judy) Niesing of Green Bay, Dennis (Tsai) Niesing of Mission Viejo, CA, Daniel (Nancy) Niesing of Sheboygan Falls, Diane (Michael) Cykana and Linda (James) Fleck all of Sheboygan; six grandchildren, Jeff (special friend Jessica) Niesing, Andre (Jessica) Niesing, Chris and Travis Fleck, Jessica and Kimberly Niesing; a brother, Waldemar (Evelyn) Niesing; two sisters, Ruth Peterson and Rose (Chuck) Blankenship; and nieces, nephews, and other relatives and friends.

                                                          From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com




Vilas Co., SSDI, http://ssdi.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/ssdi.cgi ,

Blankenship, Kimberly M.              42, 14Aug1962 - 24Jan2005,           (Eagle River, Vilas, WI,                       WI-390-58-8790




2009, Mukwonago, Waukesha Co., WI, Obituary

Bluefield Daily Telegraph (WV) - October 23, 2009

Mary Belle Karr, age 68, of Mukwonago, Wis., passed away Sunday, Oct. 18, 2009 in Mukwonago. Born February 10, 1941, she was the daughter of the late James Edward and Mae Dotson Hunt Stacy.

She was employed as cashier for over 20 years at Farmer Jack's Grocery Store in the Detroit area and was a former Oral Surgeon's Assistant in California. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by one sister, Bonnie Mullins; and one brother, Donald Stacy.

Mary worked tirelessly on the 1980 and 1984 Reagan/Bush presidential campaign and was nominated and served as delegate to the 1980 Republican National Convention and was subsequently invited (and attended) the Presidential Inauguration ceremonies and events. Mary was very proud of this accomplishment. Before Mary was diagnosed with Alzheimer's, she loved to travel, read and spend time with her family and friends. She was a loving mother, "Nana" and friend.

Survivors: One daughter, Mrs. Jim (Missy) Cleary, Mukwonago, Wis.; three sons, Jim Smith, Columbia, S.C., Greg Smith, Mt. Chase, Maine, Mark Karides, Chicago, Ill.; grandchildren, Joe Cleary, Sam Cleary, and Olivia Cleary of Mukwonago, Wis., and Alex Karides of Chicago, Ill.; three brothers, Jackie Dotson, Elgin, Ill., Teddy Stacy, Freddy Stacy; four sisters, Ellen Hite, Elgin, Ill., Clara Smith, Kentucky, Betty Stacy, West Virginia, Barbara Matney, West Virginia. She is also survived by many friends from many places.

Funeral services for Mary Karr will be held Sunday, Oct. 25, 2009 at 2 p.m. at the Virginia Funeral Home Chapel at Grundy, Va. with the Rev. Doug Blankenship officiating with burial to follow in the Boyd Blankenship Cemetery, State Line Road Ridge No. 1, Virginia.

From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)yahoo.com


Waukesha Co., SSDI, http://ssdi.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/ssdi.cgi ,

Blankenship, Kay L.          43, 25Aug1961 - 09Jun2005,           Hartland, Waukesha, WI,               MO-487-76-5614              




Winnebago Co., SSDI, http://ssdi.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/ssdi.cgi ,

Blankenship, Abraham      66, 12May1935 - 13Aug2001,         Oshkosh, Winnebago, WI,       WV/NC-232-50-2298

Blankenship, William J.    57, 12May1951 - 14May2008,        Oshkosh, Winnebago, WI,               IL-353-42-8325




Wood Co., SSDI, http://ssdi.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/ssdi.cgi ,

Blankenship, Maria A.      57, 20Apr1948 - 05May2005,          Marshfield, Wood, WI,                   NY-062-42-3518