Wednesday, August 23, 2006

Obituary: Lulu Lillian Runge - Class of 1901

MADISON - Lulu Lillian Runge, age 94, of 602 North Segoe Road, died on Tuesday, April 24, 1979. She was born on December 19, 1884 in Dane, Wisconsin. She was the daughter of Adolph and Elizabeth Runge. She graduated from the University of Wisconsin, class of 1905, and taught school in Neillsville, Wisconsin and Duluth. She taught Engineering Math at the University of Nebraska from 1910 until her retirement in 1950. She was a member of the Pilgrim Congregational Church of Lincoln, Nebraska, a member of the P.E. O., also the Zonta and a member of the Alpha Xi Delta Sorority. She is survived by two sisters, Alma Runge of Madison and Mrs. Lloyd Mohr of Shorewood Hills; a niece, Mrs. Jean Crowley and a grandniece, Carol Lynn, both of Shorewood Hills. Funeral services will be held at the FRAUTSCHI-CRESS FUNERAL HOME, 3610 Speedway, Rd., from 11 a.m. on Thursday, April 26. The Reverend Richard E. Pritchard will officiate. Burial will be in the Middleton Junction Cemetery. There will be no visitation. The family suggests that memorials be made to the Heritage Congregational Church or the Attic Angels Nursing Home.

Originally published in the Wisconsin State Journal on April 25, 1979

Note: Lulu Lillian Runge's class year is based on information in the 1901 Tychoberahn and official graduation records of the Madison School Board. The 1901 Tychoberahn did not have senior class photos. You may catch a glimpse of Lulu Lillian Runge in the back row of a group of participants in a 1938 research conference on economics and statistics by clicking HERE.

Lulu Runge's grandniece, Carol Jean Crowley, is a member of the Madison Central High School Class of 1965.

Wednesday, August 02, 2006

Obituary: Ernest Mitchell - Class of 1934

Ernest Mitchell

Ernest Mitchell, 56, of 2001 Northport Dr., was dead on arrival at a hospital Sunday (Nov. 1, 1970) after a long illness.

Born in Sherrod, Miss., he married the former Mae Miller. He lived in Madison for the past 27 years and was a star athlete and 1933 graduate for Madison Central High School. He also attended Toledo University.

A retired University of Wisconsin chef, he was employed for 14 years, mostly at Pi Lambda Phi Fraternity house. He was a member of Mt. Zion Baptist Church.

Surviving are his wife; four sons, Jack, Rt. 1, Oregon; Ralph Mitchell and James McDonald, both of Durham, N.C.; and William McDonald, 529 State St.; five daughters, Mrs. Caroline Hargrove, 821 Vera Ct.; Mrs. Elizabeth Banks, 1706 Northport Dr.; Emma, Arlene and Evette, all at home; three brothers, James, Paw Paw, Mich.; Edward, Washington, D.C.; and Ralph, Chicago, Ill.; a sister, Mrs. Rosie Robertson, Chicago, Ill.; and 10 grandchildren.

The funeral will be a 1 p.m. Tuesday in the Frautschi Funeral Home, 120 E. Wilson St., where friends may call after 7 tonight. Burial will be in the Forest Hill Cemetery. The family requests that flowers be omitted. Memorials may be made to the Urban League.

Note: The above was originally published in the Obituaries section of the Wisconsin State Journal on November 2, 1970. At this time, obituaries were still "news stories," written by newspaper staff, not families. This may account for the error with regard to Ernest Mitchell's class year.

This senior class photo is from the 1934 Orange and Black (the name for the Madison Central High School yearbook during the 1930s). Ernest Mitchell's activities were listed as "Boxing 12; Football 10, 11, 12; "M" Club 10, 11, 12; 'Captain Applejack' 12."