Lawrence “Larry” Volz, age 91 of the Town of Delton passed away Thursday, March 21, 2019 at St. Mary’s Hospital in Madison. Lawrence, son of Ernest and Hattie (Cridelich) Volz was born Jan. 16, 1928. On Oct. 22, 1949 he was united in marriage to Arlene Capener; she preceded him in death on Nov. 9, 2009. Larry was a farmer most of his life. Besides farming he worked for D. L. Gasser Construction. After retirement he worked at Mirror Lake State Park. Larry was a member of the Operating Engineers Local 139, Wisconsin Bear Hunters Association, Conservation Congress, Sauk County Planning and Zoning Commission, Past Chairman of Baraboo-Dells Airport Commission, Sauk County Board of Supervisors, lifetime member of Delton Sportsman Club and was currently serving as Delton Town Chair. Larry was an avid hunter and fisherman in his younger years. He enjoyed bowling, pitching horseshoes and running field trials with his sons.
George, “Todd Senior” Nelson
George, “Todd Senior” Nelson, 85, of Lake Delton, passed away peacefully Saturday, March 23, 2019, at his home, surrounded by his entire family.
Todd was born Jan. 28, 1934, the son of Dave and Elsie Nelson, in Wisconsin Dells. He married Farlene Welsch in 1957 and had three children. He started his career in Madison with the State Highway Commission. He and Farlene also managed Lost Canyon in Lake Delton. He then worked for Badger Ordnance for many years. Todd was very proud of serving in the Army, a true American patriot in every sense of the word. It gave him great pleasure belonging to the VFW as well as the American Legion of Wisconsin Dells; he truly enjoyed the camaraderie with the guys. He was also a real estate broker where he started his career with Dutch Hollow. He became an auctioneer in 1964 and that really changed the direction of our entire family. For many years, he loved delivering pizza’s for the Pizza Pub. His greatest pleasure was his children, grandchildren and a very long list of life-long friends. He loved to buy and sell horses, goats, chickens and all farm animals.