Adeline Held, 88
Aug. 20, 1929 — Dec. 26, 2017
Adeline Held, age 88, of Batavia, entered into eternal peace on Tuesday,
Dec. 26, 2017, at the Sharon S. Richardson Community Hospice Center in
She was born on Aug. 20, 1929, in the town of Wayne, Washington County,
daughter of the late Oscar and Amelia (Wiesner) Jung. The family moved
to the town of Farmington when Adeline was 14.
On May 20, 1950, she married Franklin A. Held at St. Martin United
Church of Christ in Fillmore. The couple farmed for 44 years together in
Batavia. Franklin preceded her in death on Nov. 17, 2016.
Adeline was a member of Zion United Methodist Church in Batavia where
she served with the United Methodist Women. She was also a member of the
Batavia Homemakers Club.
She enjoyed cooking, playing cards and search-a-word books. Most of all,
she loved spending time with her loving children, grandchildren and
Survivors include three children, Gary (Virginia) Held of Batavia, Karen
(Jerry) Rusch of Cedarburg, and JoAnn (Joe) Brunnbauer of Cedar Grove;
six grandchildren, Ben (Tanya) Held, Brenda (Mike) O’Keefe, Bradley
Rusch (special friend Allison), Kendra (Nick) Matter, Emily (Derek)
Bartelt, Christen (Jason) Weber; one step-granddaughter: Joy (Josh) Gulig;
seven great grandchildren, Aaron and Parker Held, Colson Matter, Taylor
Thomas, Zoey and Nolan Gulig, and Dominic Weber.
She is further survived by seven sisters, Joyce Doll of West Bend, Ruth
Gollnick of Cedarburg, Betty (Eugene) Laatsch of Phoenix, Arizona, Judy
(Jerry) Fahney of Baraboo, Sharon (Peter) Zirtzlaff of Plymouth, Pat
Jelinek of Milwaukee, Sandra Rosenthal of Hartford and Carol (Russell)
Fellenz of West Bend; two brothers, Ralph (Sandy) Jung of Silver Creek
and Dale (Pam) Jung of Jackson; and one sister-in-law, Shirley Jung of
Slinger. She is also survived by many nieces, nephews, other relatives,
Adeline was preceded in death by her parents; father and mother-in-law,
Frank and Emma Held; great grandson Braydon Matter; two brothers, Lloyd
and Vernon Sr. Jung; one sister, Florence Doegnitz, brothers-in-law
Everett, Claude, Norman and Byron Held, Lyle Binder, Willard Doegnitz,
Ervin Saueressig, Arthur Vorpagel, Jim Gollnick, and Don Rosenthal; and
sisters-in-law Frances Vorpagel, Mildred Saueressig, Irene, Helen, Ruth
and Marie Held.
Funeral services to celebrate Adeline’s life will be held on Saturday
afternoon, Dec. 30, 2017. at 2 p.m. at Zion United Methodist Church in
Batavia. Pastor Hap Itson and Pastor Gail Mitchell will co-officiate.
Interment will be in the Zion United Methodist Cemetery in Batavia.
Visitation will take place at church on Saturday, Dec. 30, from noon
until the time of services.
In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund is being established in Adeline’s
The Suchon Funeral Home and Cremation Services of Plymouth is assisting
the family. For online condolences, please visit
The family would like to send special thanks to the nursing staff of 2K
at Sheboygan Aurora Memorial Medical Center, as well as the staff at
Sharon S. Richardson Community Hospice, for the wonderful care and
compassion given to Adeline.