|Member Since||Name||Years of Service||Div/Bureau|
|January||Mary Farmiloe||24||I & E|
|August||Barb Swenson||40||Air Mgmt|
|October||Sue Meyer||37||Cust. Serv.|
|October||Greg Matthews||32||I & E|
|December||Tim Mulholland||13||Waste Mgmt|
|December||Mary Jane Ziegler||28||Cust. Serv.|
Tom Mugan retired on January 15, 2016 with 38 years of service. Tom started as an LTE in 1977 in the Water Program located in the SCR in Fitchburg. He worked as an Operator Instructor until moving to the Central Office as a Wastewater Engineer in 1978. In 2008 he was promoted to the Wastewater Section Chief, a position he held until he retired. In retirement, Tom enjoys traveling, helping his children with their new home projects, bicycling and playing cards.
Lesa Pitts retired in April 2016 with a 33 year WDNR career. She spent her whole career in GEF II working in the Bureau of Finance processing staff time reports, travels expenses and gifts to the Department. She also worked with Federal grants including grants for the Division of Forestry. Lesa developed Forestry’s Annual Nursery Report for the Boscobel, Hayward and Wisconsin Rapids sites. In retirement, she relishes the thought of 'doing whatever she wants' which includes camping and spending time at the family cabin in Harshaw.
Blabaum, Carl J.
Kwallek, Jr. Albert Joseph
Candy Schrank retired in August of 2016 after a 35 year career. Starting in 1981 as a project employee in Water Quality Management, in 1983 she promoted to a permanent Enviromental Scientist position within the Air Division. In 1984 she returned to Water, working in the toxic chemicals program and the Great Lakes. In 1989 she obtained a Masters degree returning to Fisheries Management in 1992, developiing fish consumption and advisory notices. Candy continues to enjoy many outdoor activites including volleyball, waterskiing, sailing, biking and European travel.
In June of 2015, Sue Meyer retired after 37 years with the WDNR. Starting in Pyare, she worked in the mail room for 10 years before moving into Customer Service and Licensing for 27 years. Sue was known as the 'Patron Saint', because of her administering the Patron License program and Charter Boat licenses. At the peak over 80,000 patrons licenses were sold annually. Today she is very involved with the Girls Scouts and their camp near Antigo.
October Meeting Guest Speaker
Tim's presentation was all about Ding Darling (the person who sketched the very first Federal Duck Stamp in 1934), the history of the Duck Stamp contest, how the stamp has been responsible for raising more than $500 million and has helped preserve more than 5 million acres of wetlands and waterfowl nesting habitat.
Tim Eisele is a freelance outdoor writer, member of the Outdoor Writers Association of America, and founding member and past-president of the Wisconsin Outdoor Communicators Association.
At the invitation of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Tim served as a judge for the 1995-1996 Federal Duck Stamp in Washington, D.C.
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After a 41 year career with WDNR Kathy Olson retired in March of 2016! Kathy began her employment with DNR in the Bureau of Data System that, through the years, evolved into the Bureau of Finance in 1977. She worked with all the major department systems including finance, human resources, time reporting and expense accounts. After 41 years of being 'inside', she now continues to enjoy everything 'outside', including boating and hiking.
Miller, Steven William
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Warren, Kathryn Irene
Perttunen, Russel T.
MADISON - Russel T. Perttunen, age 78, passed away peacefully at home, on Wednesday, July 13, 2016, surrounded by his loved ones. He was born Nov. 8, 1937. He was the beloved husband of Joan (Pire), dear father of Theodore (Melanie) Perttunen and Eric Perttunen, and brother of Rudy (Vickie) Perttunen. He was preceded in death by his father, August Perttunen; mother, Elma (Kaurala) Perttunen; brother, William Perttunen; and sister-in-law, Marion Perttunen. He is further survived by grandchildren, Lyssa Perttunen, Justin Perttunen, Ashley Perttunen, and Cory Perttunen; great-granddaughter, Myrra Marsh; nieces; nephew; other relatives and many friends.
He graduated from Mass High School in Mass City, Mich., in 1956, and Spencerian College in Milwaukee, Wis., in June 1960, with a Bachelor's of Business Administration. He worked for the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) for 31 years as an accountant, before retiring in January 1995. He enjoyed gardening, hunting, camping and fishing at the cabin, ice fishing, watching both the Brewers and Packers, and being involved in the making of maple syrup back in Mass City, Mich., where he grew up. Russel was extremely proud of his Finnish heritage. He was a good Yooper!
A Memorial Service will be held at GRACE LUTHERAN CHURCH, 1 S. Rosa Road, Madison, with Pastor Cory Hahnkee officiating, on Sunday, July 31, 2016. Visitation will begin at 1 p.m. Service will be at 2 p.m., with a light reception and visitation to follow until 5 p.m.
The Perttunen family wishes to thank Agrace HospiceCare for their help and support. In lieu of flowers, we are asking you to donate to your favorite charity in Russel's name.
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Adams, Walter J.
Walter J. Adams, 81, of Campbellsport, passed away Thursday, June 30, 2016, at the Hospice Home of Hope, Fond du Lac. Walter was born in West De Pere on August 6, 1934, the son of John and Mary (Jones) Adams. He attended schools in East De Pere, graduating from East De Pere High School in June, 1953.
In 1954, Walter enlisted in the U.S. Navy during the Korean Conflict. After basic training at Great Lakes, IL and airman school in Norman, OK, he was assigned to VF-124 Fighter Squadron at Miramar Naval Air Station, San Diego, CA. He completed a Far Eastern tour on the aircraft carrier the USS Hancock with a stopover at Atsugi Naval Airstation, Japan. Following his discharge in 1956, he attended the University of Wisconsin, Oshkosh and in 1958 he enrolled as a forestry student at Michigan State University. Walter received a B.S. degree in Forestry in 1961 and M.S. degree in Park and Recreation Resources in 1969.
In 1959 he married Lyn Shimek who passed away in June of 1968 . Walter married Dolores "Lori" Hohenstein on June 15, 1970.
Walter began his employment with the Department of Natural Resources in 1962 as a forester at Griffith State Nursery. Following several assignments with the DNR, he was appointed Superintendent of the Kettle Moraine State Forest - Northern Unit in 1971 and served in that position until his retirement in 1995.
Walter enjoyed cooking, reading, and nature, especially the scenery in Kettle Moraine. He was a member of St. Matthew Catholic Church, Campbellsport and Friends of the Kettle Moraine. He enjoyed travelling to visit the parks in Michigan, Kentucky but especially enjoyed visiting his granddaughters in California.
Survivors include his wife Dolores "Lori", daughters Susan (Matt) Bett of Santa Clarita, CA and Kristi Adams of Toluca Lake, CA, his granddaughters, Jasmine, Ashlyn, Isabelle & Sophia Bett, brothers and sisters, Bette Anderson of Green Bay, WI, Janette Platt, CA, Ruth (Patrick) Kernan, IL, nieces, nephews, co-workers and other relatives and friends.
Walter was preceded in death by his parents John and Mary Adams, his first wife Lyn, infant daughter Karen Michelle and his siblings, Peter Adams, Tom Adams, LuAnn Phillips, Robert Kendall and John Adams. A
private family Mass of Christian Burial will be held Thursday, July 7th at 1:00 PM at Holy Trinity Church, 510 Church Ave., Casco, WI, with family visitation an hour prior. Rev. Milton Suess will officiate with burial at Holy Trinity Cemetery.
Family and friends are invited to attend a Celebration of Walter's life on Saturday, July 9, 2016, at the Kettle Moraine Zillmer Shelter, W833 County Rd SS Campbellsport from 1-3 PM. In lieu of flowers, memorials will go toward enhancements at the Kettle Moraine Forest.
The family appreciates and thanks the many doctors and nurses who attended to Walter during these past 3 months and especially those who cared for him during the past 6 weeks of his life.
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Harrington, Jeanice W.
Jeanice W. Harrington, age 90, passed away peacefully on Monday, June 27, 2016. She was born on July 26, 1925, in Madison, the daughter of Floyd and Gladys (Hawley) Wilson. She graduated from Mazomanie High School in 1943. Jeanice married Edward F. Harrington on June 13, 1948. She worked at the State of Wisconsin's Department of Natural Resources for many years.
Jeanice loved knitting, and was active in her knitting club, and especially enjoyed teaching young people to knit. She volunteered her time at Luke House in Madison, Meals on Wheels, the Verona Senior Center, and various endeavors. She enjoyed traveling with her sister, Nancy, throughout the United States and abroad. She loved her Green Bay Packers and Wisconsin Badgers.
Jeanice is survived by her son, James (Deborah) and their children, Kyle and Tyler, and great-grandchild, Jayden; son, David (Elizabeth), and their children, Jaime, Brian, Kevin and Colin; sister, Nancy Aeschlimann and her two daughters, Joan (Jon) Clark and Carol (Peter) Wakeman; sister-in-law, Joyce Hoffman, and her children, Susan, Cindy, Sarah, Mark (Jo) and Sandra; and her aunt, Audrey Badeau.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Edward; daughter, Jane; son, Timothy; and parents, Floyd and Gladys Wilson.
A Funeral Service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, July 2, 2016, at BETHANY UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, 3910 Mineral Point Road, Madison, with Pastor Brad Mather presiding. A visitation will be held from 10 a.m. until the time of service.
A special thank you to Agrace HospiceCare for their kindness, care and support. In lieu of flowers, memorials preferred to Agrace HospiceCare, 5395 E. Cheryl Parkway, Fitchburg, WI 53711 or to Bethany United Methodist Church.
Marian Kathryn Genin, age 91, of Madison, died on Wednesday, May 18, 2016, at Agrace HospiceCare. Marian's family celebrates her victory over the constraints of her physical decline, knowing she was welcomed into heaven by a loving Savior.
Born on May 20, 1924, in Madison, Marian was raised in Mazomanie, where she excelled in school and graduated from High School in 1942. Her grandmother, Kate Royston Hawley had a loving and large impact on her life. On Feb. 12, 1949, Marian married Raymond G. Genin in Madison. During their 67 years of marriage they welcomed four children into their family and experienced many memorable events. The memories their children love to reminisce most are the annual summer vacations, where they traveled by automobile throughout the United States visiting as many states and their respective capitals as possible. Marian worked as the section chief of the Expenses and Reconciliation Functions, in the Bureau of Finance, Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources.
Marian is survived by her husband, Raymond; her children, Kathryn (Timothy) Zweifel, Patricia Conrad and Timothy (Kim) Genin; her seven grandchildren, Brian Zweifel, Jeremiah (Suzie) Genin, Andrew (Olivia) Genin, Christopher Genin, Jessica Conrad, Jeffrey (Gretchen) Conrad and Kristin (Will) Rawley; seven great-grandchildren, Zachary and Darian Zweifel, Micah, Samantha and Isaac Genin, Isabella Genin and Lila Rawley; sister, Margaret LaBrosse; half-brother, Michael Royston; and half-sister, Anne Royston Murtha. Marian was preceded in death by her son, Thomas Jeffrey Genin.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be on Monday, May 23, 2016, at 11 a.m. at ST. THOMAS AQUINAS CATHOLIC CHURCH, 602 Everglade Drive, Madison, WI 53717 with Father Bart Timmerman presiding. Visitation will be at the church on Monday from 10 a.m. until the time of the Mass. A luncheon at the church will follow the Mass, and her burial will be at Resurrection Cemetery on Speedway Road, Madison.
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After 29 years of state service, Cheryl Rezabek recently retired from the University as the Administrator for the Department of Botany. Prior to working at UW, she worked at WDNR for 18 years and at DOA for 8 years. At WDNR, Cheryl worked in the Division of Forestry and the Bureau of Air. She was also a Land Team Leader in the Oshkosh area. Cheryl lives 'off the grid' in rural Green county on 53 acres. Her electricity is generated by solar panels and wind generators, storing the energy in a large battery array.
Steve Lewis, who grew up playing on the Yahara River, Cherokee Marsh, and Lake Mendota, died February 28, 2016 at home in Madison. He was 72 and a lifetime Madisonian.
Steve's love of the water led to his career at the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, where for more than 25 years, he worked as a landscape architect/park planner, construction representative, and project manager. His professional reach was international, serving as President of the States Organization for Boating Access (SOBA) and as a member of the International Council of Marine Industry Associations (ICOMIA) Boating Facilities Committee.
Steve was born on Madison's east side on February 3, 1944, the son of Hugh and Gladys Lewis. After graduating from Madison West High School in 1962, he attended UW-Madison, where he received a Bachelor of Science degree in landscape architecture. As a proud member of the UW Marching Band, he played his cornet at the 1963 Rose Bowl, one of the "greatest bowl games of all time."
Steve gave back to his community and cherished his family and friends around the world. He was a member of the Wisconsin Air National Guard, president of the Hill Farm Swim Club, and Commodore of the Mendota Yacht Club. He enjoyed sailing, bicycle riding, photography, traveling (especially to Door County), and spending time with his family and Labrador Retrievers. He considered himself lucky to own two, Major Decision and Vigilant Ranger Boy--truly his best friends. Just like Steve, they were active, friendly, and outgoing.
Steve fully embraced life. He loved feeling the wind on his face as he sailed and cruised around Lake Mendota, traversed area bike trails, and drove his beloved red convertible through the countryside. With his signature laughter and wry humor, he never lost his childlike sense of wonder at the world around him. One could picture him thinking, "It doesn't get any better than this. I'm a lucky man."
He is survived by Ellen (Gorman) Lewis, his wife of 46 years; his two children, Amy (Jeff) Levy of Eden Prairie, MN and Andrew Lewis of Madison; and his brother Robert Lewis of Middleton. He was preceded in death by his parents.
A memorial service will be held on Saturday, March 12 at 11 a.m. at First Congregational Church, 1609 University Avenue in Madison.
Special thanks to Dr. David Hei, Nurse Sandy, Eldonna Hazen, Agrace HospiceCare, and Steve's wonderful family of friends for their care, generosity, love, and support. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Gathering Waters gatheringwaters.org or the Dane County Humane Society giveshelter.org.
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Sharon Cook worked with the Department from 1977-1983 as Special Assistant to the Department Secretary and was the Legislative Liaison. Her duties included handling correspondence for the Secretary, speech preparation, and serving as Outreach Manager for Secretary Tony Earl and Buzz Besadny. She is still involved with the UW Sea Grant Advisory Council and serves in a Mayor Barrett appointment to the Milwaukee Management Counsel. In her spare time Sharon enjoys kayaking near her cabin in Manitowish Waters.
After 29 years of state service, Grace Cudney retire on February 18, 2016, while on a six month sabbatical to Australia! Grace spent 15 years in WDNR-Finance where she was instrumental in the roll out of the state of the art WISMART finance system. She went on to spend 3 years at the Dept. of Agriculture and 13 years at Health and Social Services. She played on the WDNR Women's Softball Team, 'The Rough Diamonds', for 27 years!
Cheryl Goodman retired in February of 2016 after a 35 year career with the Department, all with the Bureau of Fisheries in GEFII. Cheryl was the budget analyst for Fisheries and also worked with grant writing, capital development and work planning. She was instrumental in the renovation of the Wild Rose Fish Hatchery and planning and the building of a 60 foot Great Lakes Research vessel the Coregonus. Cheryl looks forward to volunteering opportunities and taking weaving classes.
Charlie Kilian retired in 2012 with over 33 years of state service, including time spent with the Wyoming Fish & Game Dept! Here is Wisconsin, he spent many years working in Jefferson County with landowners as the private lands biologist. During his career he also spent time working out of GEF II in a posiiton that was half wetland species specialist and half disease specialist. Since retiring he spends lots of time outdoors fishing and hunting. He also enjoys spending time with his two grandchildren who live in Marshall.
In July of 2015, Carol Nielsen retired after a 31 year career in the Division of Forestry. Starting in Hayward, she soon transferred to Dodgeville where she worked with landowners in Iowa County for 10 years. She promoted into the Managed Forest Law program in GEF II. After 13 years, she transferred to the Private Forestry program, also in GEF II. Since retiring, she is back in the field as half of the Nielsen & Nielsen Private Forestry Consulting business she owns with her husband, John. She also likes to travel, read, knit and take photos.
Darlene Lukins, age 85, died peacefully in her sleep on Thursday, February 25, 2016.
Darlene was born on August 21, 1930, in Bemidji, Minnesota, the daughter of Clarence and Lucile Peters. She had been a member of the Methodist Church, the Red Hat Society, the Gold Star Wives, the American Legion Auxiliary, Ducks Unlimited, the Friends of Mackenzie, the Columbia County Sportsman’s League, and the Disabled American Veterans Auxiliary. Darlene had worked for the Department of Natural Resources at the Mackenzie Environmental Center until her retirement in 1989. She had a green thumb and her plants flourished inside and outside. She enjoyed feeding the birds and was a Master of crocheting doilies and bedspreads. She was a very loving mother and grandmother.
She is survived by her long-time companion, Roger Dorman; her children, Dwaine (Diane) Lukins, Diane Wallock and Dorina (Kevin Griffin) Lukins; two grandsons, Brian (Tammy) Lukins and Christopher Lukins; and one great-granddaughter, Courtney Lukins, who were all very special to her; many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Dale Lukins; and a sister, Lavonne Henderson.
Visitation will be held on March 4, 2016, from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. with a Sharing of Memories at 6:30 p.m. at Pflanz Mantey Mendrala Funeral Home in Poynette. Inurnment will take place at a later date at Hillside Cemetery.
The Southeastern Winter Chapter of ARC met on February 23 in Estero, FL. Go to the Photos page to see all the fun!!
Rubesch, Joseph M.
Joseph M. Rubesch, age 92, of Lodi, passed away on Friday, Feb. 5, 2016. He was born on Oct. 13, 1923, in Rice Lake, Wis., to Olga and Joseph H. Rubesch. Joe attended St. Joseph and public school in Rice Lake, and graduated in 1941.
He enlisted in the U.S. Navy and received his basic training at the Farragut Naval Training Station. Upon graduation, he was assigned to the USS Guadalcanal and attended the Point Loma Radar Training School in San Diego, Calif. The USS Guadalcanal was engaged in anti-submarine patrol in the Battle of the Atlantic. It was the only vessel in modern times to capture an enemy man-of-war, the German U-boat 505, off the East coast of Africa. Today the U-boat 505 is on display at the Museum of Industry and Science in Chicago. The Task Force was awarded The Presidential Unit Citation. After serving two years at sea, he was assigned to shore duty as Petty Officer in charge of the Naval Radar Base at Beavertail Point, R.I.
He was discharged from the Navy on Feb. 17, 1946. Joe was employed by the Wisconsin Conservation Department at Spooner, and in September of 1946 was assigned as a Conservation Warden serving at Hurley, Green Bay and Dodgeville. On June 1, 1958, he was promoted as a Special Investigator with the Bureau of Law Enforcement in Madison. On April 24, 1968, he was promoted to Chief of the Special Investigation Section, supervising operations directed at habitual and commercial violation in the state, and coordinating investigative efforts to curtail national illegal resource activities. He retired on Dec. 31, 1978, after serving more than 32 years of dedicated service to the citizens of Wisconsin.
Joe married Kathleen Russell on April 23, 1960, at St. Joseph's Church in Dodgeville. Joe was a charter member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars in Dodgeville, life member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Brandt-Pache Post in Poynette and a member of the American Legion Post No. 0216 in Lodi. Joe was an honorary life member of St. Patrick's Knights of Columbus Counsel in Lodi and a 4th degree Life Member of the Holy Trinity Knights of Columbus Assembly of Waunakee. Other organizations with whom he was active are the Association of Retired Conservationists, Wisconsin Voyagers Chapter of the Family Motor Coach Association, National Rifle Association, USS Guadalcanal Task Group Association, Wisconsin Conservation Warden's Association and the United States Naval Memorial.
Joe enjoyed hunting and fishing in the Western States and Canada, traveling in the motorhome, woodworking and time spent at the cabin on the Flambeau River. Joe also participated in being part of the honor flight for World War II Veterans in 2013.
He is survived by his wife, Kathleen; a sister, Dorothy (LeRoy) Moore of Milwaukee; and numerous nieces and nephews. Joe was preceded in death by his parents; a sister, Elaine Podoll of Milwaukee; and a brother, Francis (Joyce) of Spooner. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at BLESSED TRINITY CATHOLIC PARISH AT ST. PATRICK'S CHURCH, 521 Fair St., Lodi, at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Feb. 11, 2016, with the Rev. Father Chad Droessler presiding. Burial will be at Northern Wisconsin Veteran's Memorial Cemetery.
Visitation will be at HAMRE GUNDERSON FUNERAL HOME, 157 S. Main St., Lodi, from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2016, with a Rosary recited at 3:30 p.m. Online condolences may be made at www.gundersonfh.com
Tim Andryk retired in January of 2016 after completing a 29 year career. Starting in Wildlife Management, Tim worked with the Bureau's planning, budget and personnel issues. He moved to the Legal Section where he represented Fish, Wildlife, and Stewardship for 24 years. For the last 4 years he was the Chief Legal Counsel for WDNR. For the next several months he will be helping family move, will ski in his second Birkebeiner, looks forward to more hunting and fishing and already says, "State retirement is a GOOD deal"!!!
Al Kaas retired in January of 2015 with over 32 years of service, all within the Water Division's Fisheries program. Starting at the Nevin Fish Hatchery as Assistant foreman, after 4 years he promoted to the Supervisor of the Lake Mills Hatchery. Twelve years later, he transferred to GEFII as the Fish Production Coordinator, a job he held for 10 years before promoting to the Fish Culture Section Chief. Beside tackling his 'honey do' list, Al enjoys traveling to see his children in Waukesha and California. He also like to fish, hunt and shoot.
Trow, Karen M.
Karen M. Trow, age 66, passed away peacefully on Monday, February 1, 2016. She was born in Stoughton on April 21, 1949, the daughter of Morris and Elizabeth Trow.
Karen graduated from Stoughton High School in 1967. She worked for the State of WI, DNR, for over 40 years until her retirement in January 2013. Karen enjoyed spending time with her family. She is survived by two sons, Bryant (Jennifer) Hofmeister, and Wes (Sarah) Gill; four grandchildren, Breezy, Brynn, Bentley, and Balen; father, Morris; two sisters, Diane Kelly and Julie (Kent) Belville; numerous nieces and nephews; many extended relatives; and friends. Karen was preceded in death by her mother; and brother, James Trow.
Memorial services will be held at 11:00 AM on Thursday, February 4, 2016 at Christ Lutheran Church, 700 County Road B, Stoughton, with Rev. Paula Geister-Jones officiating. Friends may greet the family from 10:00 AM until the time of services Thursday.
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Steven M. Fix, age 69, passed away on Sunday, Jan. 31, 2016. He was born Jan. 11, 1947, in Madison, the son of Phillip and Eileen (Runey) Fix. He graduated from Central High School in 1965 and from the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater in 1969 majoring in History with minors in Geography and Secondary Education. He earned a Masters of Science in Cartography from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1976.
Steve taught history classes at Tomah High School from 1969 to 1974. While at Tomah, Steve met Mary Fonstad. They were married on April 1, 1972. Steve taught geography at Southern Connecticut State College in New Haven Connecticut from 1976 and 1977 and worked for the Department of Defense in St. Louis, Mo., from 1977 to 1978.
Steve began a 30 year career with the State of Wisconsin in 1979 working on environmental issues with the Department of Natural Resources, Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection and the Public Service Commission. He continued to be active in the environmental arena after retirement working on a water resource management plan, a lake restoration project, and rain gardens. He was a citizen member of three City of Madison committees: the Board of Public Works, Long Range Transportation Planning Committee, and was Chair of the City's Committee on the Environment.
Steve had lifelong interests in Russian history, maps of all kinds, water resources, traveling back roads, visiting major and minor league baseball parks, birding, hiking in the woods, singing in the symphony and opera choruses and getting to wear great hats in opera productions, being kind to cats and dogs, playing sheepshead and bridge and chocolate desserts (without peanut butter, please). Steve is survived by his wife of 43 years, Mary; children, Peter Fix and Ann (Fix) Taillon; grandchildren, Kyria and Liam Taillon; mother, Eileen Fix; brother, Stanley Fix; and sister, Linda (Fix) Guerin. He was preceded in death by his father, Phillip Fix.
A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 6, 2016, at CRESS FUNERAL HOME, 3610 Speedway Road, Madison. A visitation will be from 1 p.m. until the time of the service on Saturday at the funeral home. The family invites you for dessert and coffee immediately following the service at the funeral home.
Those wishing to express their sympathy with a memorial may wish to consider contributing to Opera for the Young, Madison Community Foundation, Foundation for Madison Public Schools, Madison Urban Ministry or Second Harvest.
After 24 years with WDNR Mary Farmiloe retired on January 4, 2016! Staring at the Thorton Ave location her unit was eventually moved into GEFII. Mary worked in the Bureau of I&E her whole career, working with electronic media including script writing for WDNR television and radio spots. In later years she worked with YouTube and Twitter media. In her spare time Mary loves to scuba dive. Her most recent dive trip was to the Cayman Islands and she is planning a dive trip to the Maldives in July. Next on the list is a trip to Cuba!!
We’re happy to announce today a new addition to our suite of animal-themed projects: from the land of cheese, badgers, and the Green Bay Packers comes Wisconsin Wildlife Watch, a journey into the Midwestern forests of America’s Dairyland in search of deer and elk, bears and hares, and everything wild in between!
Like Snapshot Serengeti, Chicago Wildlife Watch, and WildCam Gorongosa, Wisconsin Wildlife Watch lets you explore never-before-seen camera trap photos of wild animals. Working alongside a science team from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, you’ll be taking part in valuable ecological research and helping ecologists better understand the trends, distribution, and ecosystems of these critters.
There are over 40 species to search for, and thousands upon thousands of photos to dive into. As always, anyone can participate, from kids to grandparents. Whether you love wildlife, citizen science, or just helping out, come join the Wisconsin Wildlife Watch team today and discover the hidden world of Wisconsin’s animals.
Please also come chat with the researchers on the WWW Talk, and check out the project’s blog. The team is looking forward to working with you—happy hunting!
Darren and the Zooniverse team