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SHAWANO LEADER -- DECEMBER  2000
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SHAWANO LEADER OBITUARIES

  1 December  2000

Gordon H. Cowles
Gordon H. Cowles, age 82, of Wittenberg, died on Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2000, at Community Health Care Wausau Hospital.
He was born on May 15, 1918, in Wittenberg, the son of the late Earl and Myrtle (Jorgenson) Cowles. On Aug. 8, 1940, Gordon was united in marriage to Betty Pederson at Immanuel Lutheran Church, Township of Morris, Shawano County. She survives. Gordy graduated from Wittenberg High School and then received his bachelor's and master's degrees from the University of Wisconsin Stevens Point. He taught for 35 years including 31 years at the former Wittenberg High School and then the Wittenberg-Birnamwood High School, teaching chemistry, physics, algebra, civics, electronics and vocal music. Many of his former music students went on to receive various awards at various local and state music contests. Gordy was also owner and operator of Cowles Insurance Agency, Wittenberg. He was a United States Army Veteran, serving during World War II, being drafted and leaving his three small children and wife, Betty in 1944 until the end of the war. Gordy was a member of the Bloecher-Johnson American Legion Post #502, Wittenberg, serving as past Commander. He was president of the Wittenberg Telephone Company for 27 years, a member of the Wittenberg Lions Club and was an honorary member of the Wittenberg Area Chamber of Commerce and was awarded the "Person of the Year Award" in 1978, and an active member of Redeemer Lutheran Church, Wittenberg. Gordy served as parish president for a number of terms and as choir director for over 35 years at the former First Lutheran, Immanuel and Redeemer Lutheran parishes. Gordy and Betty were well known throughout the area for singing duets at many funerals and social occasions. He was a member of local, state and national teacher associations, the Wisconsin Retired Teachers Association and served on the teachers negotiating committee for many years. Gordy enjoyed golfing, hunting, fishing, bowling, playing poker with his poker club and gardening.
Gordon is survived by: his wife, Betty; two daughters, Andrea (Jerry) Nelson, Wittenberg, Kristi Cowles, Lake Geneva; two sons, Michael (Lorraine) Cowles, Lynden, Wash., Jhan (Colleen) Cowles, Eau Claire; nine grandchildren, Lynnell (Bill) Grimes, Switzerland, Fla., Marney (Joe) Weaver, Glenwood Springs, Colo., Wendy Nelson, Blaine, Minn., Richard (Leanne) Nelson, Phoenix, Ariz., Nils (Anneke) Nelson, St. Paul, Minn., Carrie (Mike) Dougan, Lynden, Wash., Todd (Traci) Cowles, Seattle, Wash., Clinton and Taylor Cowles, both of Eau Claire; nine great-grandchildren, Adam and Andrea Grimes, Tanner Hayes, Kristina Nelson, Hannah and Erik Nelson, Sara and Katie Dougan, Aidan Cowles; one step-sister, Juanita Brobst, North Jackson, Ohio. In addition to his parents, Gordon was preceded in death by a son, Greg Cowles.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, Dec. 4, at Redeemer Lutheran Church, Wittenberg, with the Rev. Philip Peterson officiating. Interment will be in Forest Home Cemetery, Town of Wittenberg, with military rites conducted by the American Legion. Friends may call on Sunday, Dec. 3, from 5 until 9 p.m. at the Schmidt-Schulta Funeral Home, Wittenberg, and again on Monday from 10 a.m. until the time of services at the church.

Virginia F. Schroeder
Virginia F. Schroeder, age 85, Shawano, passed away on Thursday, Nov. 30, 2000, at Birch Hill Healthcare Center of Shawano.
She was born June 9, 1915, in the Town of Richmond, Shawano County, the daughter of the late William and Ida (Erdman) Wruck. On Jan. 6, 1934, she was united in marriage to Marvin L. Schroeder at St. Jakobi Lutheran Church in the Town of Richmond. He preceded her in death on May 27, 1990. Mrs. Schroeder had been employed at the Bilmay Hotel and Schultz Brothers Store. For many years she and her husband Marv owned and operated Schroeder's Grocery Store in Shawano. She was a member of many card clubs and the XYZ Club of Shawano. Virginia had been an active and faithful member of St. James Lutheran Church since 1941 and served as a Ladies Aid member and president in 1961 and 1962.
Survivors include: daughter, Marjorie (Gerald) Oberle of Whitewater, Wis.; son, Larry (Candice) Schroeder of Barrington Hills, Ill.; seven grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; sister, Beverly (Richard) Gipp of Shawano. She was also preceded in death by her brothers Reinhold and Arlow Wruck.
Funeral services will be held on Saturday, Dec. 2, at 11 a.m. at St. James Lutheran Church with Pastor William Otte officiating. Interment will be in Woodlawn Cemetery of Shawano. Friends may call from 4 until 8 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 1, at Schroeder-Mickelson Funeral Service and after 10 a.m. on Saturday at the church until the time of services.
In lieu of flowers the family requests memorial contributions designated for St. James Lutheran Church of Shawano.

  3 December  2000

Mr. Robert W. Schoenfeld
Mr. Robert W. Schoenfeld, age 82, formerly of Shawano, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 28, 2000, at St. George Rehabilitation Center in St. George, Utah.
Survivors include: his wife, Margaret Schoenfeld, St. George, Utah; one son, Scott Schoenfeld, St. George, Utah; two daughters, Kristine (Thomas) Victoria, St. George, Utah, Roberta (Ted) VanRaalte, Garden Valley, Calif.; six grandchildren; three brothers, Lloyd (Edna) Schoenfeld, Shawano, Roger Schoenfeld, Dallas, Texas, Donald Schoenfeld, Jacksonville, Fla.
Private family funeral services were held on Saturday, Dec. 2, at Schroeder-Mickelson Funeral Service of Shawano. Father Len Evers officiated. Interment was in the Woodlawn Cemetery, Shawano. The Shawano American Legion Post #117 conducted graveside military rites.
Shirley Ann Daly
Shirley Ann Daly, age 61, Keshena, died Thursday, Nov. 30, 2000, in Shawano.
She was born on Sept. 2, 1939, at Keshena, the daughter of the late Sanford and Louise (Pecore) Fowler Sr. She was married on June 1, 1960, in Chicago, Ill., to Arthur W. Daly. She was a member of St. Anthony's Catholic Church. She lived in this area most of her life and was very active in community affairs. She served as a member and chairperson for the Restoration Committee, a member of the Menominee Tribal Legislature, was a member and past chairperson for the Menominee Tribal Enterprises and was a member of their Board of Directors, served as an executive director of DRUMS. She was the former owner and manager of the Wolf River Trading Post and served as the resource director for the College of Menominee Nation.
She is survived by: her husband, Arthur; brothers and sisters, Joan (Buddy) Maskewit, Neopit; Clara (Stanley) Otto, Shawano, Eugene (Diane) Fowler, Milwaukee, Sanford (Doris) Fowler Jr., Neopit, Sister Verna Fowler, Keshena, Bernard Fowler Sr., Keshena, Leon (Angel) Fowler, Keshena, Albert (Eva) Fowler, Keshena, Joan Delabrue, Shawano, Luanna Boyd, Keshena, Jeanette Trost, Keshena; several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by Marlene and Calvin Fowler, Llewellyn Dickson, Andrea Klitz and Francis Delabrue.
Funeral services will be Monday, Dec. 4, at 2 p.m. at St. Anthony's Catholic Church in Neopit with Father David Kiefer officiating. Burial will be in the parish cemetery. Friends may call at the Menominee Community Center in Neopit after 4 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 2, until the time of services on Monday. There will be a parish wake service at 7:00 p.m. on Sunday evening. Swedberg Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
A memorial fund has been established.

Virginia M. Steinke
Services
Monday, Dec. 4, 11:30am
Swedberg Funeral Home
Shawano
Visitation
Monday, Dec. 4 after 10am
Until the time of services
Swedberg Funeral Home
Shawano

4 December  2000

Shirley Ann Daly
Shirley Ann Daly, age 61, Keshena, died Thursday, Nov. 30, 2000, in Shawano.
She is survived by: her husband, Arthur; brothers and sisters, Joan (Buddy) Maskewit, Neopit; Clara (Stanley) Otto, Shawano, Eugene (Diane) Fowler, Milwaukee, Sanford (Doris) Fowler Jr., Neopit, Sister Verna Fowler, Keshena, Bernard Fowler Sr., Keshena, Leon (Angel) Fowler, Keshena, Albert (Ava) Fowler, Keshena, Joan Delabreau, Shawano, Luanna Boyd, Keshena, Jeanette Trost, Keshena; several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by Marlene and Calvin Fowler, Llewellyn Dickenson, Andrea Klitz and Francis Delabreau.
Funeral services were held today at 2 p.m. at St. Anthony's Catholic Church in Neopit with Father David Kiefer officiating. Burial was in the parish cemetery. Swedberg Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
A memorial fund has been established.

Lorraine E. Keckhaver
Lorraine E. Keckhaver, age 83, Wittenberg, died on Saturday, Dec. 2, 2000, at Homme Home of Wittenberg.
She was born March 17, 1917, in Tigerton. She married Roy Keckhaver in Antigo. He preceded her in death on July 8, 1960. Lorraine was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church in Bowler. She enjoyed fishing, going to rummage sales and especially spending time with her family.
Survivors include: six children, Audrey (Howard) Bierman of Birnamwood, Shirley (Ralph) Dalke of Wittenberg, Leroy Keckhaver of Wittenberg, David (Vicki) Kickhaver of Mattoon, Beverly (Rusty) Hoffmann of Tigerton, Rodney Keckhaver of Birnamwood; 15 grandchildren; one step-grandchild; 29 great-grandchildren; two sisters, Harriet Williams of California, Sister Rose Inglehart of St. Louis, Mo. In addition to her husband Lorraine was preceded in death by one son, Roger, two grandchildren, Tara Breitrick and Tina Hedtke, five brothers and one sister.
Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, Dec. 6, at 11 a.m. at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Bowler with the Rev. David Dukovan officiating. Interment will be in St. John Lutheran Cemetery, Township of Almon, Shawano County. Friends may call on Tuesday, Dec. 5, from 4 until 8 p.m. at Schmidt-Schulta Funeral Home in Wittenberg and again on Wednesday from 10 a.m. until the time of services at the church.

George H. Hehner
George H. Hehner, age 84, of Marion, died Sunday evening, Dec. 3, 2000, at his residence. Funeral arrangements are pending with Beil-Didier Funeral Home in Marion.

Lucy A. "L.B.' Boyd
Lucy A. "L.B.' Boyd, age 46, of Neopit, died on Sunday, Dec. 3, 2000, at her home following a lengthy illness.
She was born Jan 26, 1954, in Keshena, the daughter of the late John A. and Ellen M. (Caldwell) Boyd Sr. She lived in the area all of her life. She enjoyed cooking, riding in the car and visiting with her grandsons and friends. Lucy was a member of St. Anthony Parish, Neopit.
She is survived by: a daughter, Ellen M. Perrote of Neopit; grandsons, Trevor, Tyler and Tennille; three sisters, Josephine (Bernard) Tourtillott of Keshena, Barbara Reiter of Neopit, Mary (special friend, Roger) Boyd of Neopit; an aunt, Sophie Gonzales of Floresville, Texas. She was preceded in death by two brothers, George and John, and two sisters, Rose Marie and Annette.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 6, at St. Anthony Catholic Church, Neopit, with the Rev. David Kiefer officiating. Burial will be in the parish cemetery. Friends may call at the Ellen Perrote residence, Neopit, from 6 p.m. today until the procession leaves for the church on Wednesday. There will be a parish wake service at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday at the residence. Swedberg Funeral Home is assisting in the arrangements.

5 December  2000

Selma Johnson
Selma Johnson, age 91, passed away on Sunday, Dec. 3, 2000, at Pulaski.
Selma was born March 31, 1909, to the late William and Albertina (Vallesky) Kamke in the Town of Spruce, Oconto County. In 1930, she married Martin Johnson in Oconto County. He preceded her in death on Dec. 11, 1985. Selma was a member of St. John Lutheran Church of Pulaski. She was a member of the Homemakers Club of Shawano County and a member of the Ladies Aid. She played organ for 10 years at Spruce and taught Sunday School for 30 years.
She is survived by: two sons, Martin (Donna) Johnson of Black Creek, Arlin (Delores) Johnson of Green Bay; five grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; one great-great grandson. She was preceded in death by two brothers, Frank and August Kamke.
Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, Dec. 6, at 11 a.m. at St. John Lutheran Church in Pulaski with the Rev. Steven Kline officiating. Friends may call at the church on Wednesday morning from 10 a.m. until the time of services. Burial will be on Wednesday at Appleton Highland Memorial Park. Zastrow Funeral Home in Cecil is assisting the family.

Albert R. Curry
Albert R. Curry, age 82, of Keshena, died Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2000. Funeral arrangements are pending with Swedberg Funeral Home, Shawano.

William Joseph Thunder
William Joseph Thunder, infant son of Dewey and Donna (Boivin) Thunder, Zoar, died Dec. 3, 2000, at Shawano.
He is survived by: his parents, Dewey and Donna; nine brothers and sisters, Alfred "Tony' Waupoose, Kathy Waupoose, Helen Rose Thunder, Robert Thunder, Lynn (Dugan) Thunder, Daniel Thunder, Kyle Thunder, Darwin Thunder, Thomas Thunder. He was preceded in death by one brother, Duane.
Private family services were held. Swedberg Funeral Home assisted the family with arrangements.

6 December  2000

Albert R. Curry
Albert R. Curry, age 82, of 5 Medicine Hat, Keshena, died Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2000, at his home.
Funeral services will be held on Saturday, Dec. 9, at 11 a.m., at St. Anthony's Catholic Church in Neopit with Father David Kiefer officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Friends may call at the Menominee Community Center after 2 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 7, until the time of services on Saturday. There will be a parish wake service on Friday evening, Dec. 8, at 7:30. Swedberg Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. A complete obituary will be in tomorrows paper.

Arthur "Art' J. Smurawa Sr.
Arthur "Art" J. Smurawa Sr., age 76, wonderful husband, father and grandfather, died Dec. 4, 2000, after a short illness.
A lifelong resident of Pulaski, Art was born June 10, 1924, to John and Bernice (Jankowski) Smurawa. Art married Bernice Betley on June 13, 1953, in River Forest, Ill. He proudly served his country during World War II in Austria and the European Theatre as a member of I Company in the 114th Infantry of the United States Army's 44th Division. Art was employed at Fort Howard Paper Company for 36 years. He retired in 1986, a member of the Fort Howard Quarter Century and Key Clubs. After his retirement, Art enjoyed woodworking as a hobby. He created wall hangings, toys and knickknacks for his children and grandchildren. Art also spent much time writing and was an avid reader, particularly history. Art resumed his formal academic studies after retirement and graduated as a member of the Pulaski High School class of 1989. Art was a committed member of the Pulaski community. He was a lifelong member of the Assumption B.V.M. Parish in Pulaski where he served as lector and former member of the parish council. Art was scoutmaster of Boy Scout Troop 1031 and was co-founder of Cub Scout Pack 4031. He was a member of the Tri-County Community Corporation and charter member of the Tri-County Rescue Squad. Art was a member of the Knights of Columbus Bishop Bona Council #4439, having served as its Grand Knight. He achieved 4th Degree Knighthood with St. Jude Assembly 1724 and served as state district deputy. Art received the Knights of Columbus Dr. C. W. Henney Medallion Award in 1977. The Pulaski Chamber of Commerce named Art as Citizen of the Year in 1977. He was past historian of the Assumption B.V.M. Parish, chairman of its centennial committee and author of the parish's centennial history. Art was past president and member emeritus of Pulaski Area Community Education. He served on the Green Bay Diocesan Committee on Aging and was an officer on the Pulaski Historical Society.
Art is survived by: his wife, Bernice; 10 children, Ronald (Denise) Smurawa of Krakow, Elaine (Tom) Karcz of Pulaski, James (Barbara) Smurawa of Appleton, Gerald (Crystal) Smurawa of Pulaski, Barbara Smurawa of Gillett, Douglas (special friend, Tina) Smurawa of Denmark, Norbert (Julie) Smurawa of Brookfield, Gregory (Janice) Smurawa of Pulaski, Arthur J. Smurawa Jr. of Kenosha, Carrie (Bob) Calaway of Green Bay; 17 grandchildren, Jacklyn and Michael Smurawa, Lorelei Karcz (fiance, Mark Vincent) and Nick Karcz, Justin, Angela and Alexander Smurawa, Courtney and Karleen Smurawa, Uriah and Eric Smurawa, Gabriella and Elizabeth Smurawa, Samantha, Andrew, Rachel and Daniel Smurawa; six siblings, Sister Geraldine Smurawa SSJ, John and Diana Smurawa, Lorraine (Smurawa) and Ervin Betley, Therese (Smurawa) and Joe Janowski, Ferdinand and Donna Smurawa, Bernadine Smurawa; one brother-in-law, Richard (Charlotte) Betley; one sister-in-law, Dolores (Joseph) Donahue. Art was preceded in death by: his parents; brothers, Edward and Norbert; sister, Sister Elaine; sister-in-law, Betsey; mother and father-in-law, Frank and Sophie Betley; brother-in-law, Chester Betley.
Friends may call at Marnocha Funeral Home in Pulaski from 4 until 9 p.m. today. There will be a wake service at 8:30 this evening. Visitation continues after 9 a.m. on Thursday, Dec. 7, at Assumption B.V.M. Church in Pulaski. The funeral Mass will be held on Thursday at 10 a.m. at the church with Father Patrick Gawrylewski, O.F.M. presiding and Father Michael Betley, a nephew, as homilist. Burial will be in the parish cemetery.
Art's family extends and expresses its heartfelt appreciation to Father Patrick and Father Ed, Dr. Manke, Dr. Fuchs, Dr. M. J. Falk, Ken Uebele, the nurses and pastoral staff of St. Mary's Hospital and all the close personal family friends that have supported Art and his family throughout the years.
In lieu of flowers a memorial fund has been established in Art's name.

James S. Latender
James S. Latender, age 78, of Keshena, died Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2000, at Birch Hill Healthcare Center, Shawano. Funeral arrangements are pending with Swederg Funeral Home.

James A. Vomastic
James A. Vomastic, age 61, of 456 Fairview Way, Shawano, died Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2000, at his home.
Funeral services will be held Saturday, Dec. 9, at 11 a.m. at St. James Lutheran Church, Shawano, with the Rev. William Otte and Vicar Jason Wolter officiating. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery, Shawano. Friends may call at Swedberg Funeral Home, Shawano, on Friday, Dec. 8, from 4 until 8:30 p.m. and after 10 a.m. on Saturday at the church until the time of services. A memorial fund has been established. A complete obituary will be in tomorrow's paper.

7 December  2000

Donald Beyer
Donald Beyer, age 64, of N4388 County Road CC, Town of Waukechon, died Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2000, at his home.
He was born July 3, 1936, in Shawano, the son of the late Louis and Aurelia (Strauss) Beyer. He served in the United States Marine Corps. He was married on Feb. 27, 1960, at St. John Lutheran Church, Belle Plaine, to Janet Otto. He lived in Shawano County all of his life. He owned and operated Beyer Electric Motor and Wiring Service. He was a member of St. James Lutheran Church, Shawano. He served as a 4-H leader and enjoyed polka music.
He is survived by: his wife, Janet; five children, Wanda (special friend, John K. Rupple) Copsey, Jayne (Dave) Schaewe, Jeffrey Beyer, Douglas (Stacey) Beyer Sr., Brenda Lee (Steve) Hoffman, all of Shawano; six grandchildren, Jonathon Copsey, Roxanne and Jeremy Schaewe, Douglas Jr. and Jared Beyer, Hunter Hoffman; two brothers, Harold and Earl Beyer, both of Shawano; one sister, Wilma (Harry) Beilfuss, Shawano.
Funeral services will be held on Friday, Dec. 8, at 11 a.m. at St. James Lutheran Church, Shawano, with the Rev. Michael Schram officiating. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery with military rites by the Shawano American Legion. Friends may call at Swedberg Funeral Home, Shawano, today from 4 until 8 p.m. and after 10 a.m. at the church on Friday until the time of services.

James A. Vomastic
James A. Vomastic, age 61, of 456 Fairview Way, Shawano, died Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2000, at his home.
He was born May 26, 1939, in Shawano, the son of Lydia (Kriewaldt) Vomastic and the late Arthur E. Vomastic. He lived in Shawano County all of his life and he farmed in the town of Waukechon. He served with the United States Army Reserve. He was a member and past elder of St. James Lutheran Church, Shawano. He was a member and past vice president of the Shawano County Agricultural Society, a member and past president of the Shawano Equity and served on their board of directors. He was past president and served on the board of directors for the Bonduel Shipping Association and served on the Waukechon town board. He was married on Nov. 25, 1967, to Sheryl Juedes in Shawano.
He is survived by: his wife, Sheryl; four children, Kathleen M. (Glenn E.) Elertson, West Bend, James E. Vomastic, Shawano, Jay W. (Tanya) Vomastic, Shawano, Heidi K. (Joston) Cartwright, Clintonville; five grandchildren, Heather, Hailey and Collin Elertson, Courtney and Averi Vomastic; his mother, Lydia Vomastic, Shawano; two sisters, Betty Vomastic, Shawano, and Susan (Gene) Qualmann, Sun Prairie. He was preceded in death by a brother-in-law, Jerry Luepke.
Funeral services will be held Saturday, Dec. 9, at 11 a.m. at St. James Lutheran Church, Shawano, with the Rev. William Otte and Vicar Jason Wolter officiating. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery, Shawano. Friends may call at Swedberg Funeral Home, Shawano, on Friday, Dec. 8, from 4 until 8:30 p.m. and after 10 a.m. on Saturday at the church until the time of services. A memorial fund has been established.

James S. LaTender
James S. LaTender, age 78, formerly of Neopit, died Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2000, at Birch Hill Healthcare Center, Shawano.
He was born Aug. 7, 1922, in Keshena, the son of the late Simon and Bertha (Stone) LaTender Sr. He lived on the Menominee Indian Reservation all of his life and was employed by the Menominee Tribal Enterprise until his retirement. He was a member of St. Anthony's Catholic Church, Neopit.
He is survived by several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by three brothers, Simon Jr., Sylvester and Winslow, and three sisters, Elizabeth, Irene and Sadie.
Funeral services will be Saturday, Dec. 9, at 2 p.m. at St. Anthony's Catholic Church, Neopit, with the Rev. David Kiefer officiating. Burial will be in St. Anthony's Cemetery in the spring. Friends may call at the LaTender residence in Neopit after 4 p.m. today until the time of services on Saturday. There will be a parish wake service on Friday at 7:30 p.m. at the residence. Swedberg Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Albert R. Curry
Albert R. Curry, age 82, of 5 Medicine Hat, Keshena, died Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2000, at his home.
He was born Aug. 18, 1918, in Canada, the son of the late Rudolph and Effie (Cooper) Curry. He was employed by Uniroyal in Eau Claire until retiring in 1991. He lived in the Cadott area for over 30 years moving to Keshena two years ago. He was married on Oct. 19, 1963, to Rose Kaquatosh. He was a member of St. Anthony's Catholic Church, Neopit. He enjoyed hunting and fishing.
He is survived by: his wife, Rose; two daughters, Wilma Jean (Walter) Gragert, Lake Placid, Fla., Cheryl (Thomas) Lindbo, Ft. Wayne, Ind.; four grandchildren, Robert Fjelstad, Eau Claire, Stacey (Mark) Schmitz, Sarona, Wis., Christine Lindbo, Eau Claire, Susan (Jerry) Oehler, Marshfield; five great-grandchildren, Mary and Johnny DeMars, both of Eau Claire, Hope and Tate Oehler, both of Marshfield, and Brook Schmitz, Sarona; one sister, Maryann Voldsness, Eau Claire; special friends, Carl and Crystal Kaquatosh, John and Alice Newton. He was preceded in death by several brothers and sisters.
Funeral services will be held on Saturday, Dec. 9, at 11 a.m., at St. Anthony's Catholic Church in Neopit with Father David Kiefer officiating. Burial will be in St. Anthony's Cemetery. Friends may call at the Menominee Community Center after 2 p.m. today until the time of services on Saturday. There will be a parish wake service on Friday evening, Dec. 8, at 7:30. Swedberg Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Paul Allen Bleser
Paul Allen Bleser, age 44, of W5172 Labutzke Drive, Shawano, died Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2000, at his home from cancer.
He was born on April 2, 1956, at Shawano, the son of the late Clarence and Frances (Naumann) Bleser. He lived in Shawano County all of his life. He was employed at Wisconsin Finance and was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Shawano. He served as a trustee for the Bleser Family Foundation. He enjoyed gardening, trout fishing, ice boating and playing pool.
He is survived by: one brother, Jim (Lois) Bleser, Shawano; one sister, Mary (Thomas) Bleser-Hayes, Milwaukee; a sister-in-law, Linda Bleser, Shawano; his stepmother, Carol Bleser, Shawano. He was preceded in death by a brother, Peter.
Funeral services will be Friday at 12 noon at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Shawano, with the Rev. Len Evers officiating. Burial will be in Sacred Heart Cemetery. Friends may call at Swedberg Funeral Home, Shawano, today from 6 until 8 p.m. and after 11 a.m. on Friday at the church until the time of services.
A memorial fund has been established.

8 December  2000

Ruth E. Wahlers
Ruth E. Wahlers, age 87, of 724 N. Main Street, Marion, died Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2000, at St. Elizabeth Hospital in Appleton.
Ruth was born on April 22, 1913, in the Township of Pella, Shawano County, the daughter of the late Herman and Amanda (Buss) Braun. Ruth was united in marriage to Irvin Wahlers on July 8, 1939, in the Township of Pella. The couple first lived in Clintonville until 1942 when they purchased a dairy farm near Tigerton. After retiring from farming in 1976, the couple moved to Marion. Irvin preceded his wife in death on Jan. 24, 1987. Ruth was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church in Marion.
Survivors include: a sister-in-law, Merna Nearing of Lannon, Wis.; a brother-in-law, Arthur Wahlers of Poynette, Wis.; other relatives and close acquaintances, Dan and Mary Tews of Mequon, Wis., Jill and Ed VonDelden of Ridgeway, Colo., Ken and Elaine Pockat of Marion. She was preceded in death by her parents, a brother in infancy, her husband, Irvin and a sister, Mabel.
Funeral services will be held on Monday, Dec. 11, at 11 a.m. at St. John's Lutheran Church in Marion with the Rev. Mark Ziemer and the Rev. Roger Tellock officiating. Interment will be in the Greenleaf Cemetery in Marion. Friends may call at the church only from 9 a.m. on Monday until the time of services. The Eberhardt-Stevenson Funeral Home in Marion is assisting with the arrangements.

Dr. John Joseph Philipp
Dr. John Joseph Philipp, a 27-year summer resident of the North Shore of Shawano Lake, died on November 24, at the age of 72 at his home in Scottsdale, Ariz., after a long battle with leukemia.
Dr. Philipp, a family physician from the Chicago area, was an avid pilot, sailor and hunter. He spent the summers at the lake with his family, hunted during deer season with his sons, and skied and snowmobiled every year over the Christmas holidays with his children.
He is survived by: his wife of 52 years, Mary L.; three daughters, Deborah, Melissa, Nancy; two sons, John, Christopher; two grandchildren.
Funeral Mass was held on Nov. 28 in Scottsdale.

10 December  2000

Donald E. Holtz
Donald E. Holtz, age 69, Suamico, began a new life on Saturday, Dec. 9, 2000.
He was born on May 1 1931, in the Town of Waukechon, Shawano County, to the late Alfred and Daisy (Rusch) Holtz. He was a 1949 graduate of Shawano High School. He served in the United States Army during the Korean Conflict and was a member of the United States National Guard. On April 24, 1954, Donald married Mary Gilson, his high school sweetheart, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Shawano. He served as a barber for 44 years and for the past 20 years owned and operated the Home Run Barber Shop in Little Suamico. Donald was a member of S.S. Edward and Isidore Catholic Church and Knights of Columbus #6764, St. Peter's Council of Suamico.
Survivors include: his wife of 46 years, Mary; two daughters and sons-in-law, Ann and Rod "Squeak" Karl of De Pere, Jean and Tom Barbeau of Manitowoc; one son and daughter-in-law, Paul and Crystal Holtz of Green Bay; six grandchildren, Emily, Georgi, Chuck, Maggie, McKenzie, Mattie; one sister-in-law, Carol Gilson of Kimberly; one brother-in-law, Jack (Mildred) Gilson of Florida; godchildren, Linda, Rick, Tammy; nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by three grandchildren and his twin brother, Gerald.
Donald's family invites all who knew and loved him to join them in the celebration of his new life. Visitation will take place on Monday, Dec. 11, after 4 p.m. at S.S. Edward and Isidore Catholic Church in Flintville where a Mass of Christian burial will take place at 5 p.m. with the Rev. Dave Kasperek officiating. Entombment will be in Allouez Chapel Mausoleum in Green Bay. Lyndahl Funeral Home in Green Bay is serving the family.

Opal Stoehr
Opal Stoehr, age 94, of Gresham, passed away Saturday, Dec. 9, 2000, in Green Bay. Funeral arrangements are pending with Swedberg Funeral Home in Shawano.

Betty J. Brown
Betty J. Brown, age 73, Elderon, died Thursday, Dec. 7, 2000, at St. Joseph Hospital in Marshfield after a 10 year courageous battle with cancer.
She was born Nov. 19, 1927, in Split Rock, the daughter of the late Arthur and Elsie (Kriegel) Wesener. On July 8, 1950, she married Lewis Brown at Peace Lutheran Church in Split Rock. He survives. After marriage the couple lived in Tigerton, moving to Elderon in 1954. Betty taught for 38 years at the Tigerton, Galloway and Elderon elementary schools. She also served as principal at Galloway and Elderon. She retired in 1993 but continued to substitute teach in the Wittenberg/Birnamwood District. She was an active member of Our Saviors Lutheran Church in Elderon, serving as church organist, music director, Sunday school teacher, church youth group leader and was a member of the Ladies Aid. In addition to her membership in the Elderon Memorial Post #8068 Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary, Betty was an active and founding member of the Elderon Snowmobile Club. She enjoyed gardening both flowers and vegetables, camping with her grandchildren, traveling in all 50 states and tutoring children in the evening after school.
In addition to her husband, Lewis, survivors include: three children, Sharla (John Duranceau) Brown of Ringle, Todd (Connie) Brown of Waupaca, Chris (Lynn) Brown of Elderon; five grandchildren, Heather, Derek, Melanie, Ryan and Logan; three step-grandchildren, Zachary, Justin and Danielle; one brother, James (Rose) Wesener of Gresham.
Funeral services will be held on Monday, Dec. 11, at 11 a.m. at Our Saviors Lutheran Church in Elderon with the Rev. Tosten Skaaland officiating. Interment will be in Evergreen Rest Cemetery in Elderon. Friends may call from 4 until 9 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 10, at Schmidt-Schulta Funeral Home in Wittenberg and again on Monday from 10 a.m. until the time of services at the church.
God saw she was getting tired and a cure was not to be; so He put His arms around her and whispered, "Come with me."
With tearful eyes we watched her suffer and saw her fade away; although we loved her dearly, we could not make her stay.
A golden heart stopped beating, hard working hands to rest; God broke our hearts to prove to us, He only takes the best.

Joseph James Puckiew
Joseph James Puckiew, age 75, Route 3, Suring (South Branch), died at Appleton Medical Center on Dec. 7, 2000.
He was born in South Branch to the late Mitchell and Mary Puckiew on June 25, 1925. He was married to Theresa Waupoose who preceded him in death many years ago. Joe enjoyed fishing and playing his harmonica. He was also an excellent singer. He was a member of St. Josephs of the Lakes Catholic Church in South Branch.
Survivors include: his sister, Elizabeth Corn of South Branch; many nieces and nephews. Joe was preceded in death by his brother, George and two sisters, Julia and Eliza.
Visitation will be held at the Norman Corn residence, Hwy. AA, South Branch, beginning on Friday, Dec. 8 at 4 p.m. A prayer vigil will be held on Sunday, Dec. 10 at 5 p.m. Funeral services will be held on Monday, Dec. 11 at 11 a.m. at St. Josephs Catholic Church in South Branch with Father David Barett officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Gruetzmacher Funeral Home in Suring is in charge of arrangements.
A special thank you to A.M.C. and its staff, the Tribal Clinic doctors and C.B.R.F. for their special care.

Martha W. Weber
Martha A. Weber, age 98, of 407 E. Center St., Shawano, passed away Friday Dec. 8, at the Appleton Medical Center. Funeral services are pending and will be announced by Schroeder-Mickelson Funeral Service of Shawano.

11 December  2000

Kenneth L. Denn
Kenneth L. Denn, age 78, Platteville, died on Saturday, Dec. 9, 2000, at Heartland Health Care Center.
He was born on Oct. 9, 1922, in Wittenberg, the son of Charles and Clara Denn. Kenneth was united in marriage on July 21, 1945, in Platteville to Carol Goke. She preceded him in death on April 18, 1995. He served in the United States Navy during World War II where he was a medic stationed at the Great Lakes Naval Base. He owned and operated Candy Wholesale Company in Platteville. He later was a lab technician in the chemistry department at the University of Wisconsin, Platteville, until his retirement. Kenneth was a member of Leo M. Kane American Legion Post #42, Platteville, was an avid pilot and fisherman.
Survivors include: three children, Kathryn (Rob) Fairchild of Kentucky, Mary (John) Baxter of Platteville, Michael (Brenda) Denn of Platteville; 11 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren. He was also preceded in death by his parents and an infant sister.
Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, Dec. 12, at 11 a.m. at Platteville United Methodist Church. Burial will be at the Hillside Cemetery where there will be graveside military rites conducted by the Leo M. Kane American Legion Post #42. Friends may call on Monday, Dec. 11, from 4 until 7 p.m. at Bendorf Funeral Home or on Tuesday from 10 a.m. until the time of services at the church. The Bendorf Funeral Home is assisting the family.

Henry L. Schmidt
Henry L. Schmidt, age 84, formerly of 615 1st Street, Mt. Gretna, Pa., died Dec. 8, 2000, at Cornwall Manor Nursing Home
He was born August 15, 1916, in Shawano, the son of the late Henry R. and Jessie M. Huntoon Schmidt. He was married to Arlene H. (Boyd) Schmidt. She preceded him in death in 1998. Henry was school supplies manager for American Seating Company in Syracuse, N.Y. He was a United States Navy veteran of World War II.
Survivors include: a son, William J. (Elaine) Baird of Indianapolis; a sister, Jean Lorenz of Chula Vista, Calif.; two grandsons, Eric Baird and Scott Baird; four great-grandchildren.
Interment will be in Indaintown Gap National Cemetery. There will be no visitation. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Cornwall Manor Nursing Home, Cornwall, Pa. 17016.
Kreamer Funeral Home, 618 E. Main Street, Annaville, PA. 17003, is in charge of arrangements.

Martha A. Weber
Martha A. Weber, age 98, of 407 E. Center Street, Shawano, passed away on Friday, Dec. 8, 2000, at Appleton Medical Center.
She was born on Sept. 18, 1902, in the Town of Waukechon, Shawano County, the daughter of the late Gustav and Augusta (Buelow) Prey. On March 13, 1939, she was united in marriage to Bernard Weber. He preceded her in death on March 13, 1972. Mrs. Weber had been active at the Shawano Senior Center, enjoyed playing cards and gardening. She was a lifelong member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church of Bonduel.
She is survived by cousins, in-laws, nieces, nephews and a special friend, Mrs. Thelia Rognlien of Shawano, Pastor Roland (Vi) Golz of Gresham, Roger and Nancy Bohm, Roger and Jackie Goerl, Walter (Brownie) Brown, all of Shawano. She was also preceded in death by her brother, Elmer Prey.
Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, Dec. 12, at 11 a.m. at Schroeder-Mickelson Funeral Service of Shawano with Pastor Roland Golz officiating. Interment will be in Woodlawn Cemetery of Shawano. Friends may call after 10 a.m. on Tuesday at the funeral home until the time of services.

12 December  2000

Jennie A. Maskewit
Jennis A. Maskewit, age 70, of Neopit, died Monday, Dec. 11, 2000, at Shawano. Funeral arrangements are pending with Swedberg Funeral Home. A complete obituary will be in tomorrow's paper.

Harold E. Moericke
Harold E. Moericke, age 77, formerly of Big Falls, passed away on Sunday, Dec. 10, 2000, at Pine Manor Health Care Center, Embarrass.
Harold Edwin Moericke was born June 24, 1923, in Big Falls to Edwin and Edna (Kleman) Moericke. He was a past member of St. Peter's Lutheran Church, Embarrass. He loved the outdoors and enjoyed watching people and vehicles pass by.
Survivors include: one sister, Marjorie Ringlbauer of Milwaukee; one niece, Linda (Michael) Nelson of New Berlin; grandniece and grandnephews, Anne, John and Christopher Nelson; many other relatives and friends. Harold was preceded in death by his mother, Edna in 1942 and his father, Edwin in 1944.
Funeral services will be Saturday, Dec. 16, at 1 p.m. at the Beil-Didier Funeral Home, Marion, with the Rev. Todd Jerabek officiating. Burial will be in Greenleaf Cemetery, Marion. Friends may call on Saturday from 11 a.m. until the time of services at the funeral home.

Oley E. Richards
Oley E. Richards, age 96, formerly of Shawano, died Monday, Dec. 11, 2000, in the Town of Grand Chute, Appleton.
He was born on March 27, 1904, at Gresham, the son of the late Henry and Mary (Lindow) Richards. He was married on Nov. 17, 1926, to Alice Sullivan in the Town of Richmond. She preceded him in death on Feb. 10, 1981. He farmed in the Gresham area until 1961 when he moved to Shawano. In addition to farming he was employed at Four Wheeel Drive in Clintonville, Gresham Coop, Hotz Manufacturing and the Shawano Evening Leader until his retirement. He was the oldest living member of Zion Lutheran Church, Gresham.
Survivors include: one son, Lyle R. Richards, Waukesha; three daughters, Shirley (Damon) Szymanski, Pulaski, Dorothy (Marvin) Jeske, Appleton, Bonnie (Harlan) Hohn, Appleton; 11 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; one brother, Carl Richards, Shawano. He was preceded in death by four sisters and five brothers.
Funeral services will be held on Thursday, Dec. 14, at 11 a.m. at Swedberg Funeral Home, Shawano, with the Rev. Richard Buhrke and the Rev. Rex Rinne officiating. Burial will be in Salem United Methodist Cemetery in Red River. Friends may call at Swedberg Funeral Home, Shawano, on Thursday from 10 a.m. until the time of the services.

Hans H. Lawrenz
Hans Lawrenz, age 77, of Bonduel, died unexpectedly on Monday, Dec. 11, 2000.
He was born July 15, 1923, to the late Ervin and Hattie (Lemke) Lawrenz in the Town of Washington. Hans married Geraldine Meisner on Dec. 25, 1943, in Bonduel. The couple owned and operated the Bonduel Meat Market for 27 years. Hans enjoyed spending his weekends at his cottage in the Three Lakes area. His hobbies included hunting, fishing and gardening. He was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church in Bonduel. He was a former member of Bonduel Lions Club for 25 years, served as a district director and was a member of the Bonduel Fire Department for many years.
Survivors include: his wife, Geraldine; four sons, Fred Lawrenz and wife Mary of Bonduel; their children, Jesse, Katie and Andrea; Keith Lawrenz and wife Roberta of Fort Wayne, Ind.; their children, Jenny, Danny and grandchild, Leah; Michael Lawrenz and wife Jodi of Cecil; John Lawrenz of Bonduel and his girlfriend, Marsha; also Hans' beloved dog, Mindy. He was preceded in death by two brothers, Norbert and David.
A private family service will be held on Thursday, Dec. 14, at 11 a.m. at Wendt Funeral Home in Bonduel with the Rev. Leonard Wildauer officiating. Friends may call at the funeral home on Wednesday, Dec. 13, from 4 until 8 p.m. and again on Thursday from 9 until 11 a.m.

Opal Stoehr
Opal Stoehr, age 94, of Gresham, passed away Saturday, Dec. 9, 2000, in Green Bay.
She was born Aug. 1, 1906, in the Township of Belle Plaine to the late Bruce and Bertha (Brown) Smith. She attended schools in Shawano and received her bachelor of science degree from Stevens Point College. She taught in Gresham State Graded School and Lyndhurst School from 1923 until 1928 when she married Henry Stoehr at St. Francis Solanus Catholic Church on June 26, 1928. She then moved to Mountain, Wis., where she owned and operated a beauty shop for 10 years. In 1942 she moved to the Town of Red Springs where she had a beauty shop for four years. In 1947 she went back into the teaching field and completed 26 years of teaching in area schools.
Opal was a member of St. Francis Solanus Catholic Church, the Christian Mothers Society, Teachers Retirement Group, Gresham Women's Club, Rosemalers United, the National Retired Teachers Association, the Shawano County Historical Society and Gresham Depot Museum. She loved spending time in her garden and also enjoyed doing fancy work, quilting and painting. She was preceded in death by her husband, Henry, four sisters and four brothers.
Survivors include: her children, Burnell (James) Van Egeren, Dr. Bruce (Jane) Stoehr, and Faye (Stanley) Kiefer; her grandchildren, Suzanne Van Egeren, Michael Van Egeren, Mark (Kelley) Van Egeren, Sara Van Egeren, Dr. Bruce (Sheila) Stoehr Jr., Robert (Susan) Stoehr, Julie (James) Campbell, Amy (Fred) Thorbahn, Timothy (Tyra) Stoehr, Dr. Thomas Stoehr, Dr. David Kiefer, Kimberly Kiefer; eight great-grandchildren, Sarah, Henry, Emma, Jenna Rose, Benjamin, Alexander, Sean and Garrett.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 16, at St. Francis Solanus Catholic Church, Gresham, with the Rev. William Spalding officiating. Burial will be in the parish cemetery. Friends may call at the Swedberg Funeral Home, Gresham, on Friday, Dec. 15, from 4 until 8 p.m. and also on Saturday from 9 a.m. until the time the procession leaves for the church. There will be a parish wake service at 7:30 p.m. Friday.
The Stoehr family would like to thank all the friends who wrote and continued to visit Opal during her lengthy illness. Gratitude is extended to Unity Hospice and its dedicated team and to Dr. John Rank.
A memorial fund has been established for Unity Hospice or the Gresham Depot Museum in Opal's name.

Reece William Bramschreiber
Reece William Bramschreiber, infant son of Dan and Julie (Gillespie) Bramschreiber, Pulaski, died Saturday, Dec. 9, 2000.
Survivors include: his parents; his sister, Nina; grandparents, William and Jeanne Gillespie of Suamico, Ethel and Hank Svetnicka of Appleton; aunts and uncles, Brack Gillespie and fiancee, Connie Ballard of Freedom, Karen and John Walch of Phoenix, Sherry and Glenn Hill of Seymour, Randy and Bonnie Bramschreiber of Bonduel; six cousins. Reece was preceded in death by his grandfather, Robert Bramschreiber.
A family service will be held on Tuesday, Dec. 12, at 11 a.m. at Wendt Funeral Home in Bonduel with the Rev. Cynthia Kristopeit officiating. Burial will be in Zion United Methodist Church Cemetery, Town of Hartland.
Dan and Julie would like to thank Dr. Bechtel and Kathy Graves for their special care during this time.
Little Angels
When God calls little children to dwell with Him above,
We mortals sometimes question the wisdom of His love,
For no heartache compares with the death of one small child
Who do so much to make our world seem wonderful and mild.
Perhaps God tires of calling the aged to His fold,
So He picks a rosebud before it can grow old.
God knows how much we need them and so He takes but few
To make the land of heaven more beautiful to view.
Believing this is difficult, still somehow we must try,
The saddest word mankind knows will always be "Goodbye".
So when a little child departs, we who are left behind
Must realize God loves children,
Angels are hard to find.
Will be Lovingly missed by Mom, Dad and Sister

Robert J. Habeck
Robert J. Habeck, age 31, of 41 19th Street, Clintonville, died Sunday afternoon, Dec. 10, 2000, at his home.
Robert was born on April 8, 1969, in Shawano, the son of Robert K. and Wanda (Lampinen) Habeck. He lived his early life in the Shawano area where he graduated from Shawano High School in 1987. On April 29, 1995, he was united in marriage to Laura Kluck in Bear Creek. The couple lived in Clintonville ever since. Robert was employed as a computerized burner for the Valley Plating & Fabricating Company in Ashwaubenon for the past eight and one half years. He was a member of the Shawano Bass Masters Club, the Shawano Pond Pounders, the Shawano Fish & Game Club and an Eagle Scout.
Survivors include: his wife, Laura; three daughters, Andrea, Ashley, Kendra, all at home; his parents, Robert and Wanda Habeck of Shawano; his brother, William (Amy) Habeck of Alaska; his mother-in-law, Sally Kluck of Clintonville; two brothers-in-law, Scott and Jeff Kluck of Clintonville; his maternal grandmothers-in-law, Fayth Robison and Irene Kluck, both of Wausau; aunts and uncles; a niece, Stephine Habeck of Shawano; two nephews, Brady and Noah Habeck of Alaska.
Robert was preceded in death by his grandparents, a sister, Rebecca and his father-in-law, Allen Kluck.
Memorial services will be held on Friday, Dec. 15, at 2 p.m., at Eberhardt-Stevenson Funeral Home in Clintonville, with Msgr. Mark Schommer officiating. Interment will be in St. Rose Catholic Cemetery. Friends may call after 1 p.m. on Friday at the funeral home until the time of services. In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund has been established with Robert's family.

Jennie A. Maskewit
Jennie A. Maskewit, age 70, of Neopit, died Monday, Dec. 11, 2000, at Shawano.
She was born March 4, 1930, at Neopit, the daughter of the late Edmund and Mary Clara (Matchokamow) Maskewit. She lived in the Chicago area for 21 years returning to Neopit in 1970. She was employed at the Menominee Casino and retired in April this year. She was a member of St. Anthony's Catholic Church, Neopit. She enjoyed doing Indian crafts, beadwork and playing bingo.
She is survived by: a sister-in-law, Shirley (Steve) Teller, Keshena; several nieces, nephews and cousins including Viola Powless, Middle Village, and a special niece, Jennie Boivin, Keshena. She was preceded in death by several brothers and sisters and special friend, Tom Crowe.
Funeral services will be held on Friday, Dec. 15, at 10:30 a.m. at St. Anthony's Catholic Church in Neopit with the Rev. David Kiefer officiating. Spring burial will be in St. Anthony's cemetery. Friends may call at the Menominee Community Center in Neopit after 4 p.m. today until the time of services on Friday. There will be a parish wake service on Thursday evening at 7:30. Swedberg Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

14 December  2000
Harvey A. Radtke
Harvey A. Radtke, age 80, Zachow, died Wednesday, Dec. 13, 2000, at home. Funeral arrangements are pending with Wendt Funeral Home in Bonduel. A complete obituary will be in Friday's paper.

Arthur C. Kleist
Arthur C. Kleist, age 87, of N5940 Lake Drive, Shawano, died Thursday, Dec. 14, 2000, at his home. Funeral arrangements are pending with Swedberg Funeral Home.

Ellsworth "Kelly' Davis
Ellsworth "Kelly" Davis, age 83, of Green Valley, passed away on Tuesday, Dec. 12, 2000, at Oconto Falls.
Ellsworth was born May 27, 1917, to the late Guy and Anna (Johnson) Davis in the Town of Green Valley. He served in the United States Army Air Forces Base Unit from 1942 through 1945. On June 11, 1949, he married Cornelia Herm at Immanuel Lutheran Church in White Clay Lake. He was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church in White Clay Lake and served on various committees for the church. He was a member of the Green Valley-Morgan Fire Department for over 50 years and served as treasurer for the fire department for many years. He was also treasurer for the Town of Green Valley for 38 years. He was post commander of the Gillett American Legion Post #300, a member of the VFW Post #8314 and was a member of the 40 et 8.
Survivors include: his wife, Cornelia of Green Valley; one son, Dennis (Nancy) Davis of Sobieski; three daughters, Nancy (Michael) Staszak of Krakow, Kathy (Bill) Voelz of Cecil, Cyndi (John) Bostedt of Oconto; nine grandchildren; three step-grandchildren; two great grandchildren; four step-great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by two brothers and sisters-in-law, Kenneth and Alice Davis, Harry and Hazel Davis; a nephew, James Davis.
Funeral services will be held on Friday, Dec. 15, 2000, at 11 a.m. at Immanuel Lutheran Church in White Clay Lake with the Rev. Steven Hyovenen officiating. Friends may call today from 4 until 8 p.m. at Zastrow Funeral Home in Cecil and at the church on Friday from 10 a.m. until the time of services. Burial will be in the spring at Immanuel Church Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers a memorial fund will be established.
The family would like to thank the doctors and nurses at Oconto Falls Memorial Hospital.

Gertrude M. Karth
Gertrude M. Karth, age 87, of 733 W. First Street, Shawano, passed away on Thursday morning, Dec. 14, 2000, at Birch Hill Health Care Center in Shawano, where she had been a resident for the past four months. Funeral arrangements are pending at Schroeder-Mickelson Funeral Service of Shawano and will be announced later.

Ruth M. Dreier
Ruth M. Dreier, age 95, of 1577 S. Lincoln Street, Shawano, passed away Wednesday evening, Dec. 13, 2000, at Shawano Medical Center, where she had been a patient for one day. Funeral arrangements are pending at Schroeder-Mickelson Funeral Service of Shawano and will be announced later.

Clarence "Sam' Dieck
Clarence "Sam" Dieck, age 87, of 210 W. Garfield Avenue, Marion, passed away on Tuesday, Dec. 12, 2000, at Appleton Medical Center. Beil-Didier Funeral Home in Marion is assisting the family.

15 December  2000

Norman W. Pockat
Norman W. Pockat, age 72, of N11423 Pockat Road, Marion, passed away at his home on Wednesday evening, Dec. 13, 2000. Arrangements are pending at Beil-Didier Funeral Home in Marion.

Arthur C. Kleist
Arthur C. Kleist, age 87, of N5940 Lake Drive, Shawano, died Thursday, Dec. 14, 2000, at his home.
He was born June 17, 1913, in Waukesha, the son of the late Carl A. and Olga (Anderson) Kleist. He was employed at American Motors in Milwaukee for 25 years and moved to Shawano after retiring. He was a member of Damascus Masonic Lodge of Milwaukee and the Shawano Masonic Lodge #170 F&AM. He was a member of all Scottish rite bodies, past High Priest of the Chapter in Milwaukee, member and past president of the Shawano Shrine Club and a member of AARP. He was married to Margaret Stark. He enjoyed fishing, boating, gardening and the outdoors.
He is survived by: his wife, Margaret; one son, Arthur (Diane) Kleist, Milwaukee; six daughters, Lois (Robert) Boettcher, Shawano, Beverly (William) Evans, North Prairie, Sandra Thompson, Mukwonago, Jo Ann (Wayne) Fleming, Hartland, Kathy (Robert) Rickert, Milwaukee, Eileen Schaning, South Carolina; 24 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; two sisters, Esther (Gib) Stogbauer, Milwaukee, Violet Kebis, Sparks, Nev. He was preceded in death by one daughter, Jo Ann, a granddaughter, two brothers and one sister.
Masonic services and funeral services will be held on Saturday, Dec. 16, at 7 p.m. at Swedberg Funeral Home, Shawano, with the Shawano Masonic Lodge and the Rev. Len Evers officiating. Burial will be in Highland Memorial Park in New Berlin on Monday, Dec. 18, at 11:30 a.m. Friends may call at the funeral home after 5 p.m. on Saturday until the time of services.
A memorial fund has been established for Shawano Hospice.

Gertrude May Karth
Gertrude May Karth, 87, of 733 First St., Shawano, passed away on Dec. 14, 2000, at Birch Hill Health Care Center.
Gertee was born April 26, 1913, in Navarino, to William and Ida (Fandry) Donaldson. She attended the Clintonville schools, graduating in 1931. She also attended teacher's training in Shawano where she taught school after graduation.
On Sept. 19, 1936, she was united in marriage to Walter J. Karth in Elgin, Ill. They lived in Amherst Junction and Arpin, Wis., before returning to join his family's business, Karth Funeral Home in Shawano. Gertee was a member of St. James Lutheran Church in Shawano where she served with the Tabitha Society, PTO and volunteered in the church office.
She is survived by: her husband, Walter; three children, Richard of Onalaska, Wis., Dan of Appleton, and Jane (Dan) Barnowsky of Baileys Harbor, Wis.; five grandchildren, Graham Karth, Indy and Lacy Karth, Keely and Cole Barnowsky; two sisters, Ethel Baum and Elsie Donaldson of Clintonville; one brother, Jim (Doris) Donaldson of Summerfield, Fla.; one sister-in-law, Dorothy Karth of Green Bay; many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by two children, Barbara and David Karth, five sisters and three brothers.
Funeral services will be held on Saturday, Dec. 16, at 1:30 p.m. at St. James Lutheran Church, Shawano, with Pastor William Otte officiating. Interment will be in the Woodlawn Cemetery, Shawano. Friends may call at Schroeder-Mickelson Funeral Service of Shawano today from 4 until 8 p.m. and at the church on Saturday from 12:30 p.m. until the time of services.
Memorials may be made to St. James Lutheran School Day Care Program.
The family would like to extend a special thank you to the staff at Birch Hill Health Care Center and Shawano Hospice and to all Gertee's friends and family for their care and support.

Harvey A. Radtke
Harvey Radtke, age 80, Zachow, died Wednesday, Dec. 13, 2000, at home.
He was born Oct. 6, 1920, to the late Albert and Jessie (Rymer) Radtke. Harvey served in Italy during World War II. He married Joyce E. Wilson on Dec. 22, 1945, at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Zachow. He was a lifelong resident of Zachow where he was employed at Radtke Service Center, a family owned business, until his retirement in 1983. In 1965, Harvey started the Diamond Nursery as a special hobby. His other interests included fishing, hunting and wood carving. He especially enjoyed visits from his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Harvey was a member of Zion Lutheran Church in Zachow where he had served as elder. He was also a member of the V.F.W.
Survivors include: his wife, Joyce; one son, Terry and wife, Diana (Mayefske) of Zachow; four grandchildren, Suzie (Bill) Wons of Little Suamico, Thomas Radtke of Zachow, Michael Radtke of Ashland, Rian Radtke of the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire; two great-grandchildren, Leah and Garrett Wons; one sister, Ruth Radtke of Zachow. He was preceded in death by two brothers, Harry and Dennis.
Private family services will be held on Saturday, Dec. 16, with the Rev. Steven Hyvonen officiating. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery in Shawano. Legion Post 217 of Bonduel will conduct military rites.

Aura M. Gauthier
Aura M. Gauthier, age 88, of 134 Alder Street, Tigerton, passed away on Wednesday, Dec. 13, 2000, at Wausau Hospital.
The former Aura Mary LeFebre was born March 15, 1912, in Lena, to the late Louis and Mary (Kaufman) LeFebre. After graduating from Oconto Falls High School, she completed one year of teachers training. Aura was united in marriage on July 1, 1936, to George Gauthier at St. Charles Catholic Church in Lena. The couple moved to Tigerton in 1942. She taught grades K-8 for six years. The couple moved to Lehigh Acres, Fla., in 1980. Her husband, George, preceded her in death in 1989. She came back to Tigerton in 1995. Aura was a member of St. Anthony's Catholic Church in Tigerton and the Christian Mother's Society. She was involved with the Tigerton Historical Society. Aura was a past brownie and scout leader. She enjoyed traveling and was an avid Packer fan.
Survivors include: five children, Gary (friend, Sharon) Gauthier of Wittenberg, Tom (friend, Joan) Gauthier of Clintonville, Marcia (Richard) Weller of Wittenberg, James (Brenda) Gauthier of Tigerton, Mary (Tom) Furlong of Vernon Hills, Ill.; 11 grandchildren, Kathy (Jeff) Gwidt of New London, Kristi (Tom) Blumreich of New London, Sheryl Gauthier of Appleton, John (Aaryn) Gauthier of Weyauwega, Michael (Stephanie) Gauthier of Clintonville, Nancy (Travis) Watters of Richland, N.C., Shannon (friend, Mary) Weller of Wittenberg, Joe (Stephanie) Gauthier of Tigerton, Julie (fiance, Matt) Gauthier of Tigerton, Joe and William Furlong, both of Vernon Hills, Ill.; nine great-grandchildren, Mindy, Gregg, Casey, Alissa, Erik, Garret, Trenton, Arabella, Sarah; one brother, Robert (Elaine) LeFebre and one sister, Dorothy Becker, both of Lena; a special nephew, Lon (Margaret) LeFebre of Lena; many other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her husband, George, two sisters, Muriel and Helen and two brothers, Luke and Lee.
Mass will be held on Saturday, Dec. 16, at 11 a.m. at St. Anthony's Catholic Church in Tigerton with Father Michael Carroll officiating. Friends may call on Saturday at the church from 9 a.m. until the time of Mass. Beil-Didier Funeral Home in Tigerton is assisting the family.

Ruth M. Dreier
Ruth M. Dreier, age 95, of 1577 S. Lincoln Street, Shawano, passed away on Wednesday evening, Dec. 13, 2000, at Shawano Medical Center.
She was born in Shiocton on Oct. 19, 1905, the daughter of the late Paul A. and Anna (Schulz) Sieloff. On Dec. 31, 1929, she was united in marriage to Allman V. Dreier in Shiocton. He preceded her in death on Aug. 24, 1980. Mrs. Dreier was a member of Peace United Church of Christ in Shawano and a member of the Ladies Afternoon Circle.
Survivors include: son and daughter-in-law, Donald and Jana Dreier of Shawano; grandchildren, Timothy (fiancee, Paige Huntington) Dreier of Shawano, Jessica (Bart) Huntington of Shawano, Jennifer Dreier of Whitefish Bay, Wis.; great-grandchild, Cole Huntington. She was also preceded in death by her sisters, Esther Andrews and Elsie Andrews.
Funeral services will be held on Saturday, Dec. 16, at 1 p.m. at Peace United Church of Christ in Shawano with Pastor Milton Staskel officiating. Interment will be in Woodlawn Cemetery in Shawano. Friends may call after noon on Saturday at the church until the time of services. Schroeder-Mickelson Funeral Service of Shawano is in charge of arrangements.

17 December  2000

Robert H. Hoppe
Robert H. Hoppe, age 78, of N4220 Neubauer Ln., Tigerton, passed away Friday morning, Dec. 15, 2000, at Appleton Medical Center.
Robert "Bob' Hoppe was born Feb. 17, 1922, in Milwaukee to the late August and Olga (Gazle) Hoppe. He served in the United States Army during World War II. In the early 1950's he settled in Tigerton. Bob was united in marriage on Oct. 8, 1960, to Louise E. Neubauer at the Shawano County Courthouse. She preceded him in death on Aug. 9, 1986. He was a logger for Kretz Lumber Company of Antigo for over 25 years, retiring in 1998. Bob was a past member of the VFW Post of Big Falls and the American Legion Post of Tigerton. He was a member of Zion Lutheran Church, Tigerton. Bob enjoyed fishing, hunting and playing cribbage. He played hardball and coached softball in the Tigerton area. Bob will be remembered most for raising chickens, planting and picking strawberries and pickles.
Survivors include: one daughter, Shirley (Mike) Sellner of Tigerton; four grandchildren, Tara Hoppe of Oshkosh, Sara, Fara and Paul Sellner at home; a special friend, Leah Rae Breaker of Tigerton; dear friends, Lynne and Axel Low of Tigerton; two stepdaughters, Marlene Blumreich and Barbara (Louis) Johnson, both of Tigerton; 10 step-grandchildren, Mike (Cindy) Blumreich of Wittenberg, Dale (Kathy) Blumreich of Menasha, Dave (Dawn) Blumreich of Tigerton, Roger (Susan) Blumreich of Shawano, Tom (Kris) Blumreich of New London, Lori (Dale) Breaker of Tigerton, Jim Johnson of Wittenberg, Ronnie Johnson of Appleton, Donnie (Lisa) Johnson of Tigerton, Susie (Scott) White of Wausau; 19 step-great-grandchildren; one step-great-great-grandson; nieces, nephews, many other relatives and friends. Bob was preceded in death by his wife and one son-in-law, Ervin "JR' Blumreich.
Memorial services will be Monday, Dec. 18, at 6 p.m. at Zion Lutheran Church in Tigerton with the Rev. Jim Johnson and the Rev. Carol Johnson officiating. Burial will be in Union Cemetery, Tigerton. Friends may call on Monday at the church from 4 p.m. until the time of the service.
In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund will be established. The Beil-Didier Funeral Home, Tigerton, is assisting the family.

John T. Krull
John T. Krull "Grandpa Johnny", age 92, Nichols, died Thursday, Dec. 14, 2000, at the Good Shepherd Nursing Home in Seymour.
He was born Aug. 1, 1908, in Cicero Township, son of the late Herman and Hattie (Hilliker) Krull. He was married to Luella Gottschalk on Dec. 1, 1928. She preceded him in death in 1955. John farmed in Cicero Township and later worked for the Nichols Cooperative. He retired in 1975. His love of baseball gave him 30 years of playing on the Nichols team, and was a fan for many more years. He sponsored "Grandpa Johnny's" softball team for several years in the 1980's. In 1998, the Nichols baseball diamond was named Krull Field in his honor. He took an active part as a member of his church and served on the council for 44 years.
His is survived by: five sons, Earl S. (Alvina), Milwaukee, Jim (Virginia), Appleton, Jack (Dorothy), Bonduel, Terry (Shirley), Bonduel, Rodney (Ruthie), Mercer; a daughter, Audrey (Robert) Moeller, Black Creek; 19 grandchildren; 41 great-grandchildren; two sisters-in-law, Mary Krull and Lorraine Gottschalk, both of Appleton. He was preceded in death by his wife, a daughter, a son, grandson, and special neighbors and friends, Melvin and Florence Staple, Nichols.
Friends may call at Muehl-Boettcher Funeral Home, Seymour, from 4 until 8 this evening and Monday, Dec. 18, at Trinity United Church of Christ, Leeman, from 9:30 a.m. until services at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Sara Hartman officiating. Burial will be in Highland Memorial Park, Appleton.

Merlin O. Hecker
Merlin O. Hecker, age 95, formerly of Mattoon, died on Friday, Dec. 15, 2000, at the Homme Home of Wittenberg.
He was born Sept. 17, 1905, in Phlox, the son of the late Jacob and Cornelia (Olsen) Hecker. On Aug. 4, 1925, Merlin was united in marriage to Doris Hare in Menominee, Michigan. She preceded him in death on May 12, 1998. The couple farmed in the town of Hutchins, Shawano County, for many years and raised six foster children in addition to their own children. He was a faithful member of St. John's Lutheran Church in Mattoon.
Survivors include: six children, Jean (Jacob) Brunner, Milwaukee, Donald (Rose Ann) Hecker, Big Rapids, Mich., David Hecker, Germantown, Betty (Roger) Simkins, Kenosha, Judith (Cortland) Sparre, Balboa, Calif., Donna (Larry) Klopstein, Santa Barbara, Calif.; 14 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren. In addition to his parents and wife, Merlin was preceded in death by four sisters and five brothers.
Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Dec. 28, at the Homme Home Chapel, Wittenberg, with the Rev. Roger McAbee officiating. Interment will be in Woodlawn Cemetery, town of Hutchins, in the spring. Schmidt-Schulta Funeral Home, Birnamwood, is assisting the family with the funeral arrangements.

Joan A. Young
Joan A. Young, age 59, of W9891 Cherry Rd., Bear Creek, died Friday, Dec. 15, 2000, at the Theda Clark Medical Center in Neenah.
She was born Nov. 4, 1941, in Bear Creek, the daughter of the late Reginald and Laura (Konrad) Malliett. On Oct. 1, 1957, she married David Young in Bear Creek. She was currently employed at Hardee's Restaurant where she had worked for the past 15 years.
Survivors include: her husband, David; eight daughters, Jean (Steven) Volz, Manitowoc, Jackie (Bill) Resch, Mattoon, Janet (Andrew) Evenson, Bonduel, Joline (Travis) Nunnery, Wausau, Donna (Tommy) Douglas, Fort Bragg, N.C., Denice (Dennis) Ketcham, Federal Way, Wash., Debra Young, Deerbrook, Darla Young, Bear Creek; three sons, John Young, Bear Creek, Jerald Young, Shawano, James (Lana) Young, Clintonville; three brothers, Delbert (Kathleen) Malliett, Littleton, Colo., Lyle (Bonnie) Malliett, Neenah, Walter (Lois) Malliett, Bear Creek; five sisters, Myrtle Malliett, Abilene, Texas, Rose Conlon, Fremont, Mildred VerVoot, Combined Locks, Verna (Jim) Heise, Ripon, Jean (Don) Spoehr, Dale; 21 grandchildren; numerous other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by two brothers, Loy Malliett and Dale Malliett, one sister, Carol Weber, and one grandchild.
The funeral Mass will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Dec. 21, at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Bear Creek with Msgr. Mark Schommer officiating. Interment will be in St. Mary's Parish Cemetery. Friends may call at the Cline & Hanson Funeral Home, 209 W. Cook St., New London, on Wednesday, Dec. 20, from 4 until 8 p.m. where a 7:30 p.m. prayer service will be held. Visitation will continue on Thursday at the church from 9 a.m. until the time of the service.
A memorial fund has been established.

Clarence Dickenson-Louie Fly
Clarence Dickenson-Louie Fly, age 76, of Lake Monroe, Fla., formerly of the Menominee Indian Reservation, died Saturday, Dec. 16, 2000, in Florida. Funeral arrangements are pending with Swedberg Funeral Home.

18 December  2000
Louie Fly-Clarence A. Dickenson
Louie Fly-Clarence A. Dickenson, age 76, of Lake Monroe, Fla., formerly of the Menominee Indian Reservation, died Saturday, Dec. 16, 2000, at his home.
He was born June 30, 1924, in Neopit, the son of the late Morris and Florence (Crowe) Dickenson. He spent his early years in the Neopit area and attended St. Joseph's Boarding School and graduated from the government school. He was a veteran serving in the United States Navy during World War II. He lived for several years on the east coast and lived in Florida the past year and a half.
He is survived by: his wife, Susan Menter; three daughters, Donna Dickenson Carroll of Raymond, N. H., Marnie Dickenson Stately of Broadview, Ill., Meredeth Dickenson Logan of Green Bay; a son, Melvin "Sonny' (special friend, Kathy) Boyd of Neopit; a sister, Frieda Dickenson Bergeon of Keshena; a brother, Kenneth Dickenson of Milwaukee; many grandchildren; great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews; a special granddaughter, Ethel. He was preceded in death by three sisters, Vivian, Sylvia and Celestine, and a brother, Floyd.
Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, Dec. 20, at 11 a.m. at St. Anthony's Catholic Church with the Rev. David Kiefer officiating. Burial will be in the parish cemetery. Military rites will be conducted at the church by the Veterans of the Menominee Nation and the Menominee American Legion Post #497. Friends may call at the Menominee Community Center in Neopit after 4 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 19, until services on Wednesday. There will be a parish wake service 8 p.m.Tuesday at the community center. Swedberg Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Ethel Bosdeck
Ethel Bosdeck, age 76, Luxemburg, died early Sunday morning, Dec. 17, 2000, at a Shawano hospital.
Ethel was born on Sept. 28, 1924, in Brussels, to the late Benjamin and Lena (Delfosse) Lardinois. On Nov. 6, 1945, Ethel and Emil Bosdeck were married at St. Francis Xavier Church in Brussels. Her enjoyments included: admiring flowers, reading, playing cards, as well as working out both crossword and picture puzzles.
Ethel is survived by: her husband of 55 years, Emil; one son and daughter-in-law, Lee and Mary Bosdeck of Shawano; one daughter and son-in-law, Sharon and Jim Anderson of Wausau; two grandchildren, Nathan Bosdeck of Green Bay, Holly (Michael) Lasher of Black Creek; one brother and three sisters-in-law, James (Rita) Lardinois, Laverne Lardinois, Joan Lardinois, all of Green Bay; three sisters and three brothers-in-law, Lucille (Donald) Wery of Green Bay, Darlene (Vincent) Kinnard of New Franken, Maxine (John) Stegmann of Sturgeon Bay. She was preceded in death by two brothers, Bernard and Milton.
Friends may call at McMahon Funeral Home, 530 Main Street, Luxemburg, WI., from 3 until 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 19. Visitation continues after 10 a.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 20, at St. Mary's Church in Luxemburg. There will be a parish rosary at 7 p.m. on Tuesday. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday at the church with the Rev. Milton Suess officiating. Entombment will be in the Shrine of the Good Shepherd Mausoleum.
The family wishes to extend a special word of "Thanks" to the doctor's, nurse's and staff of Shawano Medical Center and to Rev. Len Evers for care and concern offered to Ethel.

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20 December  2000
Hazel Jeske
Hazel Jeske, age 80, South Washington Street, Shawano, died unexpectedly on Wednesday, Dec. 20, 2000. Funeral arrangements are pending with Wendt Funeral Home in Bonduel. A complete obituary will be in Thursday's paper.

Ronald C. Boldt
Ronald C. Boldt, age 53, Resort Road, Shawano, passed away on Tuesday, Dec. 19, 2000, at St. Vincent Hospital in Green Bay, following a long battle with diabetes.
He was born June 25, 1947, in Fort Wayne, Ind., the son of Edward and Alice (Eastom) Boldt. Ron married Peggy Rank on Nov. 19, 1977, in Menomonee, Mich. The couple lived in the Cecil area all of their married life. Ron enjoyed his family and watching his kid's ball games. He also enjoyed fishing and was a stockcar racing fan. He was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church in Pulcifer.
Survivors include: his wife, Peggy; two sons and a daughter-in-law, Jason (Melissa) Boldt of Bonduel, Brandon Boldt, at home; grandson, Jordan Boldt of Bonduel, who was his Grandpa's pride and joy; his parents, Edward and Alice Boldt of Fort Wayne, Ind.; one brother, Gary (Lois) Boldt of Fort Wayne, Ind.; four sisters, Diana (Jim) Bowers, Bev Falconer of Fort Wayne, Ind., Carol Englert of Angola, Ind., Debbie Boldt of Broomfield, Colo.; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Patricia (Marvin) Riegert, Dennis (Sally) Rank of Shawano, Ronald (Shirley) Rank, Elwyn (Jane) Rank of Cecil, Arvin (Dottie) Rank of Neenah. He was preceded in death by his father-in-law and mother-in-law, Andrew and Helen Rank.
Funeral services will be held on Friday, Dec. 22, at 11 a.m. at St. John's Lutheran Church in Pulcifer with the Rev. John Laatsch officiating. Interment will be in the church cemetery. Friends may call at Wendt Funeral Home in Bonduel on Thursday, Dec. 21, from 4 until 8 p.m. and at the church on Friday from 10:30 a.m. until the time of services.
The family would like to thank all the medical staff, family and friends for all the help with Ron over the years during his battle with diabetes.

Ervin B. Obarski
Ervin B. Obarski, age 84, of Cecil, formerly of Milwaukee, found peace on Sunday, Dec. 17, 2000.
He was the beloved husband of Charlotte (nee Kuzba) and the late Helen (nee Lenz). Ervin was the loving father of Marvin (Sandra) and Wayne (Mary) Obarski. He was the grandfather of Brian (Jill), Mark (Barbara), Eric (Karrie), Jeffery (Vivian) and Greg Obarski; great-grandfather of John, Jason, Kelly, Thomas and Kimberly; brother of Regina Rosciszewski, Betty Tabaka and Ceil Szalanski. Ervin is also survived by sisters-in-law, other relatives and friends.
Visitation will be at the funeral home today from 5 until 8 p.m. There will be a prayer service at 6 p.m. The funeral will be on Thursday, Dec. 21, at 9:30 a.m. from the funeral home to St. Veronica Church for Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. Entombment will be in St. Adalbert Cemetery.
Ervin was a retiree of Allis Chalmers, a member of St. Martin Church in Cecil and former member of the Cecil City Council.
Prasser-Kleczka Funeral Home, Bay View Chapel, 3275 S. Howell Ave., Milwaukee, WI. 53207 is in charge of arrangements.

Hazel L. Krueger
Hazel L. Krueger, age 87, of Bowler, died Tuesday, Dec. 19, 2000, at Langlade Memorial Hospital in Antigo.
Hazel was born Feb. 8, 1913, in the town of Red Springs, the daughter of the late Orvill and Ida (Sheriff) Cuish. She was married to Alfred Krueger on Jan. 1, 1936, in the town of Red Springs. He preceded her in death on Nov. 10, 1976. She lived in the town of Red Springs all of her married life. She was a housewife and helped her husband farm and she spent the later part of her life at the Ella Besaw Center in Bowler. She was a member of the Old Stockbridge Presbyterian Church in Morgan Siding and the Mary Martha Society. She enjoyed quilting, flowers and pets.
She is survived by one nephew, cousins, and a brother-in-law, Keith Hill of Bowler. She was preceded in death by two brothers, a sister, a nephew, cousins and a foster son.
Funeral services will be Thursday, Dec. 21, at 10 a.m. at the Old Stockbridge Presbyterian Church with Pastor Mick Knierim officiating. There will be a spring burial in the church cemetery. Friends may call at Swedberg Funeral Home, Gresham, today from 4 until 7 p.m. and after 9 a.m. on Thursday at the church until the time of services.

Herbert F. Schulte
Herbert F. Schulte, age 81, Laona, passed away on Saturday, Dec. 9, 2000, at Nu-Roc Community Healthcare Center, Blackwell.
Herbert was born July 1, 1919, in Gresham, the son of the late Frank and Anna (Fetzer) Schulte.
Herbert attended Shawano High School. After graduation he joined the United States Army having served his country during World War II. After receiving an honorable discharge he returned to work in construction, logging, farming and also for Clintonville Four Wheel Drive. Herbert moved to the Forest County area in 1980. He was an avid reader, loved cars and animals, especially dogs. Herbert was a good and gentle man.
He is survived by: his sisters, Anna (Arthur) Mallen of Silver Spring, Md., Mary Brunner of Green Bay, Gert Smith of Green Bay; a brother, Elmer (Mary) Schulte of Columbia, S.C.
A memorial Mass will be held at a later date. Halverson-Suminski Funeral Home, 302 S. Lake Ave., Crandon, WI. assisted the family with arrangements.

Clara B. Kleman
Clara B. Kleman, age 84, Appleton, died Monday, Dec. 18, 2000, in Wausau.
She is survived by: two daughters, Mary (Bill) Ehman of Green Bay, Bonnie (Gerald) Zoromski of Wausau.
A Mass of Christian burial will be held on Friday, Dec. 22, at 2:30 p.m. at St. Pius X Catholic Church, 500 W. Marquette St., Appleton, with Father Don Zuleger officiating. Visitation will be held from 12:30 p.m. until the time of services at the church. Burial will be at Sacred Heart Cemetery in Shawano.
In lieu of other expressions of sympathy, a memorial fund is being established. Valley Funeral Home, 2211 N. Richmond St., Appleton (920) 733-5435 is in charge of arrangements.

21 December  2000

Evelyn Rose Grunewald
Evelyn Rose Grunewald, age 73, of W12762 Elm St., Caroline, died Thursday, Dec. 21, 2000, at Clintonville.
She was born March 9, 1927, in the town of Fairbanks, the daughter of the late August and Alvina (Popelka) Redman. She was married on May 20, 1944, in Caroline to Robert G. Grunewald. Evelyn and her husband farmed in the town of Grant. She was a member of Zion Lutheran Church in Caroline, the Ladies Aid and the Caroline American Legion Auxiliary. She enjoyed spending time with her family, playing cards at the Senior Center and her flower gardens.
She is survived by: her husband, Robert; eight children, Patricia Schachtschneider, Marion, Robert (Nancy) Grunewald Jr., Tigerton, David (Lori) Grunewald, Caroline, Rose (Tom) Malueg, Caroline, Ronald (Judy) Grunewald, Caroline, Judy (Phillip Jr.) Lang, Tilleda, Rick (Jill) Grunewald, Caroline, Ann (Barry) Bartz, Clintonville; 29 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; one brother, Leonard (Dorothy) Redman, Tigerton; two sisters, Wilma Kauffman, Tigerton, Marjorie (Melvin) Schneiderwent, Manawa. She was preceded in death by six brothers and sisters.
Funeral services will be held Saturday, Dec. 23, at 11 a.m. at Zion Lutheran Church in Caroline with the Rev. William Schruba officiating. Burial will be in the spring. Friends may call at Swedberg Funeral Home, Shawano, on Friday, Dec. 22, from 4 until 8 p.m. and after 10:30 a.m. at the church on Saturday until the time of services.

William Grignon
William Grignon, age 60, of Green Bay, formerly of Keshena, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 19, 2000, in Green Bay.
He was born Aug. 23, 1940, in Keshena, the son of Blanche (McPherson) Grignon and the late William P. Grignon. He was united in marriage to Darlene Kaminski in Chicago. She preceded him in death in 1986. He enjoyed cooking, watching football, driving go-carts, and visiting with his family. He served in the United States Army.
He is survived by: his mother,

26 December  2000
Edna Y. Bahr
Edna Y. Bahr, age 84, of 1250 S. Evergreen St, Shawano, died Sunday, Dec. 24, 2000, at Shawano.
She was born July 21, 1916, in Underhill, the daughter of the late Gottlieb and Bertha (Wilke) Yanke. She was married Feb. 22, 1936, in Underhill to Herbert Bahr. He preceded her in death on Jan. 27, 1976. She and her husband farmed in the Town of Green Valley. until she moved to Shawano in 1978. She was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church in Pulcifer. She enjoyed sewing and dancing.
Edna is survived by: Two sons, Marvin (Barbara) Bahr of Gresham, Allen Bahr of Green Bay; two grandchildren, Arvin (Vicki) Bahr, Arthur (Cheryl) Bahr; and two great-grandsons, Daniel and Joshua. She was preceded in death by one grandson, one sister and four brothers.
Funeral services will be held on Thursday, Dec. 28, at 11 a.m. at Swedberg Funeral Home in Shawano with the Rev. Timothy Lamkin and the Rev. John Laatsch officiating. Burial will be in the spring in St. John's Lutheran Cemetery. Friends may call at Swedberg Funeral Home in Shawano after 10 a.m. on Thursday until the time of services.

Dolores Beyer
Dolores Beyer, age 74, of N5280 County Road MM, Shawano, died on Monday, Dec. 25, 2000, at a local nursing home.
She was born Dec. 11, 1926, at Appleton, the daughter of the late Frank L. and Mildred A. (Burger) Ebert. She had been employed at Evergreen Nursing Home, working in the office for 21 years, retiring in May of 1994. She married William R. Beyer on Jan. 27, 1951, at Milwaukee. He preceded her in death on Sept. 17, 1971. Dolores was a member of Zion Lutheran Church in Shawano, the Elizabeth Circle, the Worship, Library and Music Committees and was a senior choir member since 1962. She was also a member of the Shawano Medical Center Auxiliary.
Survivors include: three daughters, Bonita (Jack) Swoboda of Madison, Cynthia Taylor of Shawano, Bethany (David) Von Oepen of Mobile, Ala.; four sons, William F. (Donna) Beyer of Shawano, Bradley Beyer of Kewaunee, Michael (Audra) Beyer of West Bend, Theodore Beyer of Milwaukee; 10 grandchildren; one great-granddaughter; a sister, Darlene (Leon) Krake of Shiocton. She was also preceded in death by a sister, Germaine Landwehr.
Funeral services will be held on Thursday, Dec. 28, at 1 p.m. at Zion Lutheran Church in Shawano with the Rev. Peter L. Sherven officiating. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery. Friends may call at Swedberg Funeral Home in Shawano on Wednesday, Dec. 27, from 4 until 8 p.m. and at the church on Thursday from noon until the time of services.
To Those I Love
and
Those Who Love Me...
When I am gone, release me. Let me go.
I have so many things to see and do.
You mustn't tie yourself to me with tears,
Be happy that we had so many years.
I gave you my Love, you can only guess,
How much you gave to me in happiness.
I thank you for the Love you have shown,
But now it's time I traveled alone.
So grieve a while for me if you must,
Then let your grief be comforted by trust.
It's only for a while that we must part.
So bless the memories within your heart.
I won't be far away, for Life goes on,
So if you need me, call and I will come.
Though you can't see or touch me, I'll be near.
And if you listen with your heart, you'll hear
All of my Love around you soft and clear.
And then, when you must come this way alone,
I'll greet you with a smile and say "Welcome Home"
I Love You

Walter E. Hutchcraft
Walter E. Hutchcraft, age 82, of 812 S. Washington Street, Shawano, died on Wednesday, Dec. 20, 2000, at Shawano Medical Center.
He was born Nov. 19, 1918, at Macedonia, Ill., the son of the late Noah and Iva (Fullerton) Hutchcraft. Walter was employed at US. Steel in Chicago and after moving here in 1978, he was the local circulation manager for the Milwaukee Journal. He enjoyed horses and reading westerns. Walter served with the United States Air Force during World War II. He was a radio operator/gunner on B-17's and flew 52 missions out of Foggia, Italy. He married Marjorie J. Crowley on May 27, 1945, in Antigo. Walter was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Shawano.
Survivors include: his wife, Marjorie; three daughters, Kerry (Ray) Callahan of Effingham, Ill., Jeannie (fiance, David Botkin) Baron of Homewood, Ill., Maureen (Richard) Unger of Shawano; two sons, David (Maureen) Hutchcraft of Pasadena, Calif., Tom (Jennifer) Hutchcraft of Shawano; nine grandchildren, Ray (Maureen) Callahan, Christy and Allison Hutchcraft, Jacob and Megan Unger, Neil, Chris and Racheal Hutchcraft, Jon (Jennifer) Baron; two great-grandchildren, Michael and Erin Callahan. Walter was preceded in death by: his parents; a son, Michael Hutchcraft; two grandsons, Michael Callahan and Keith Baron; two brothers, Gilbert and Rock; two sisters, Stella and Edith.
Memorial services will be held on Thursday, Dec. 28, at 11 a.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Shawano with the Rev. Len Evers officiating. Military rites by the Shawano American Legion Post #117 will follow at the church. There will be a gathering of relatives and friends at the church from 10:30 a.m. on Thursday until the time of services. Swedberg Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.
A memorial fund to the American Heart Association has been established.

Steven F. Tody
Steven F. Tody, age 78, of Tigerton, passed away Monday morning, Dec. 25, 2000, at his residence. Funeral arrangements are pending with Beil-Didier Funeral Home, Tigerton.

27 December  2000

Charles Peterson
Charles Peterson, age 45, of Chicago, formerly of the Menominee Indian Reservation, died Tuesday, Dec. 26, 2000, in Chicago. Funeral arrangements are pending with Swedberg Funeral Home in Shawano.
Steven F. Tody
Steven F. Tody, age 78, of 3948 US Hwy. 45, Tigerton, passed away on Monday morning, Dec. 25, 2000, at his residence.
Steven Fredrick Tody was born May 18, 1922, in Mason, Wis., to the late Blaze and Yvonne (Kalasatich) Tody. Steve served during World War II in the army from 1944 until 1947. On Oct. 30, 1948, he was united in marriage to Alice C. Ferguson at St. Michael's Catholic Church, Town of Mitchell, Sheboygan County. The couple moved to the Town of Dupont where they dairy farmed for many years. During that same time Steve worked at Marion Hardware Store, retiring in 1980. In 1992, the couple settled in Tigerton. His wife preceded him in death on April 5, 1999. Steve is a past member of the V.F.W. Post in Big Falls and a past member of St. Mary's Catholic Church in Marion where he ushered for many years. He was currently a member of St. Anthony's Catholic Church in Tigerton. Steve enjoyed fishing, playing cards and going out to eat. He also enjoyed time spent fishing with Father Gerald Van Nuland. He will be remembered most for his love of family and grand-kids.
Survivors include: seven children, Kay (Rick) Miller of Waupaca, Shirley Maves of Texas, Susie (Mike) Schutt of Texas, Pat (Laura) Tody of Clintonville, Rick (Kathy) Tody of Clintonville, Mary (Duane) Schmidt of Tigerton, Connie (Mitch) Mauritz of Tigerton; 15 grandchildren, Annette (Trent) Kehl Jr., Tony Miller, Cliff (Terri) Robertson Jr., David Robertson, Tim and Erica Schutt, Rhonda (Randy) Hessing, Jennifer, Mike, Heather, Heidi and Holly Tody, Stephanie and Matt Schmidt, Savannah Mauritz; 10 great-grandchildren; four sisters and one brother, Ann Campbell of Ashland, Mary Tadevich of Ashland, Zora (Hank) Eid of Washburn, Blaze "Billy" (Jossie) Tody of Ashland, Rose Kriskovich of Ashland; one sister-in-law, Betty Tody of Ashland; many other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by: his wife; a granddaughter, Judy; a great-granddaughter, Katie Mae; a son-in-law, Vern Maves; a sister, Marjorie Kurilla; two brothers, Victor and Tony Tody.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Thursday, Dec. 28, at noon, at St. Anthony's Catholic Church in Tigerton with Father Michael Carroll officiating. Burial will be in Union Cemetery in Tigerton. Friends may call on Thursday from 10 a.m. until the time of Mass at the church only. Beil-Didier Funeral Home in Tigerton is assisting the family.

28 December  2000

Charles J. Peterson
Charles J. Peterson, age 45, of Chicago, formerly of the Menominee Indian Reservation, died Tuesday, Dec. 26, 2000, in Chicago.
He was born Nov. 26, 1955, in Keshena, the son of Louise (Mahkimetas-Peterson) Waukechon and the late Roy Peterson. He lived and worked in Chicago for the past 30 years. He enjoyed hunting and fishing.
He is survived by: his mother, Louise Waukechon, Keshena; one daughter, Katie Peterson, Chicago; one son, Charles Peterson Jr., Chicago; three grandchildren; his constant companion, Carmen Taylor, Chicago; five sisters, Alice (John) Newton, Keshena, Lucille (Dennis) Surprise, Shawano, Annette LaTender, Neopit, Amber (Kenneth) Johnson, South Branch, Rita (Roger) Connahvichna, Keshena; three brothers, Norman (Helen) Peterson, Keshena, Roger (Linda) Peterson, Chicago, Lyle "Buddy' Tucker, Keshena; several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by one sister, Evelyn.
Funeral services will be Tuesday, Jan. 2, at 10:30 a.m. at St. Anthony's Catholic, Neopit, with Father David Kiefer officiating. Spring burial will be in St. Anthony's Cemetery. Friends may call at the Louise Waukechon residence, Keshena, after 3 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 30, until the time of services on Tuesday. There will be a parish wake service Monday at 8 p.m. at the residence. Swedberg Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Luciann "Lucy' R. Yaeger
Luciann "Lucy" R. Yaeger, age 51, died Wednesday, Dec. 27, 2000, in Appleton after battling cancer for seven years.
She was born Oct. 25, 1949, in Shawano, the daughter of the late Alvin and Elfreida Heling. She graduated from Shawano High School in 1968. On May 27, 1972, she married Raymond Yaeger at St. John's Lutheran Church in Shawano. She was employed for four years at Shawano National Bank, one year at 1st National Bank in Appleton and five years as a payroll clerk for Tuttle Press before she started her family. She enjoyed helping her husband coach their daughter's many sports teams when they were younger and being an avid fan in the stands when they were older. Lucy also was a partner with her husband in their AMSOIL business and a member of Mt. Olive Lutheran Church in Appleton.
She is survived by: her husband, Ray; two daughters, Tracy (Mark) Weinfurter of University Place, Wash., Jennifer at home; one brother, Howard (Carmen) Schultz of Watersmeet, Mich.; one sister, Dolly (Ron) Pleshek of Gresham; sisters-in-law, Betty Heling of Shawano, Jean (Don) Olsen of Shawano, Erva (Milton) Motzkus of West Bend; brothers-in-law, Don (Joyce) Yaeger of Rockford, Ala., Les (Carol) Yaeger of Green Bay; numerous nieces and nephews; along with a very special companion, her dog, Cookie. Lucy was preceded in death by her parents and a brother, Charles Heling.
Funeral services will be held on Saturday, Dec. 30, at 11 a.m. at Mt. Olive Lutheran Church, 903 E. Florida Ave., Appleton, with the Rev. Joel Zank officiating. Burial will be in St. John's Lutheran Cemetery in Shawano. Friends may call on Friday, Dec. 29, from 4 until 8 p.m. at Valley Funeral Home, 2211 N. Richmond Street, Appleton, and on Saturday at the church from 10 a.m. until the time of services. A memorial fund is being established in her name.

Frederick "Fritz' Bartelt
Frederick "Fritz" Bartelt, age 99, of Meadow View of Bonduel, passed away on Tuesday, Dec. 26, 2000, at Shawano.
Frederick was born May 6, 1901, in the Town of Washington, to the late Herman and Maria (Bahr) Bartelt. Fred and his brothers, Frank and Ed, and baby sister, Rose resided on a farm on Hwy. VV in Shawano County. In 1938, Fred married Margaret "Marge" Jensen. Fritz and Marge had two children, Judy and Tom. When on his own, he moved to the City of Shawano and in 1949 Fred and his family moved to a cottage on Washington Lake, where he remained to live for 30 plus years. For the past five years Fred resided at Meadow View of Bonduel. Throughout his working career, Fred farmed, worked for the Shawano County road department, acted as a sheriff's deputy and owned the 400 Bar in Shawano.
He is survived by: a daughter, Judy (Bartelt) Alford of Gillett; a son, Tom Bartelt of Gillett; four grandchildren, Tami Otto (Mike Bergner) of Pulcifer, Tina (Otto) Gipp (Jim) of Clintonville, Hamby Alford (Bert Loberger) of Gillett, Jesse Bartelt of Bonduel; six great-grandchildren, Chris Otto, Jesse and Heather Bergner, all of Pulcifer, Shannon Elertson, Jerome and Ashlee Gipp, all of Clintonville; a niece, Karen (Bartelt) Engelman of Newald; a nephew, Jim Bartelt of Brown Deer. He was preceded in death by: his wife, Margaret (Marge Jensen) Bartelt; his parents, Herman and Maria (Bahr) Bartelt; brothers, Frank and Ed Bartelt; a sister, Rose Nuhlicek; a sister-in-law, Ethel (Lemke) Bartelt.
Funeral services will be held on Friday, Dec. 29, at 1:00 p.m. at Zastrow Funeral Home in Cecil with the Rev. Sarah Hartman officiating. Friends may call on Friday from 11:00 a.m. until the time of services. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery in Shawano.

Barbara J. Bohm
311 Dixon Street
Kaukauna
Age 53, passed away Saturday, Dec. 16 at her home. She was born July 19, 1947, in Kaukauna, daughter of Agnes (Jansen) VanDyke and the late Floyd VanDyke. On April 17, 1979, she was united in marriage to Les Bohm at Peace United Church of Christ, Shawano; Barb was a faithful member of Immanuel United Church of Christ in Kaukauna and was involved in her church. Barbara was a faithful servant of God and a devout wife, mother and daughter.
She is survived by her husband, Les; her son, Bryan; her mother, Agnes VanDyke; her sister, MaryAnn (LeRoy) Siegel. Barb is also survived by her husband's family, Bob (Diane) Bohm, Jan Bscherer and Karen Meyer. Barb also leaves behind nieces, nephews, and many friends. She was preceded in death by her father, and her brother-in-law, Ed Bscherer.
"Barb leaves for us a lasting legacy of Christian Humility, Service and Love."

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Beverly P. Hesse
Beverly P. Hesse, age 70, of Black River Falls, died Wednesday, Dec. 27, 2000, in Black River Memorial Hospital.
The former Beverly P. Eddy was born Feb. 10, 1930, in Black River Falls to Charles and Edith (Scafe) Eddy. She was raised in Black River Falls and graduated from Black River Falls High School in 1948. Beverly married Fred D. Hesse on Aug. 14, 1948, in Black River Falls. In addition to Black River Falls, the couple also lived in Green Bay, Shawano and various other locations in Wisconsin and Minnesota. Beverly had been employed for 25 years at Black River Memorial Hospital, first in housekeeping and later in the laundry. She was a member of the Thompson-RedCloud VFW Post #1959 Auxiliary and the Jackson County Interfaith Caregivers.
Survivors include: her husband, Fred; two daughters, Bonnie (John) Brunner of Bowler, Debra (Kevin) Gilbertson of Black River Falls; a son, Brian (Brenda) Hesse of Black River Falls; daughter-in-law, Connie Hesse of Shawano; nine grandchildren, Lori (Andy) Schmidt, Matthew, Sarah and Emily Brunner, Kris, Kayla and Jason Hesse, Kelly and Jade Gilbertson; three great-grandchildren, Ethan, Elizabeth and Eric Schmidt; two brothers, Cecil (Delores) Eddy of Black River Falls, Merlin "Hook" Eddy of Chippewa Falls. Beverly was preceded in death by: a son, Duane Hesse; a grandson, Lee Hesse; four brothers, Donald, Lyle, Lee and Arnold Eddy; four sisters, Marjory Cain, Verna Jones, Dorothy Wilson and Maybelle Eddy.
Funeral services will be held on Saturday, Dec. 30, at 1 p.m. at Buswell Funeral Home and burial will be in Riverside Cemetery, both in Black River Falls. Friends may call at Buswell Funeral Home this evening from 6 until 8 p.m. and on Saturday from noon until the time of services. There will be a VFW Auxiliary service at 7:30 p.m. on Friday at the funeral home.
Honorary casket bearers will be Beverly's nine grandchildren: Lori Schmidt, Matthew, Sarah and Emily Brunner, Kris, Kayla and Jason Hesse, Kelly and Jade Gilbertson. Casket bearers will be Dan and Jack Eddy, Troy and Bruce Hesse, John Hjella and Norman Stoker.
In lieu of flowers, the family prefers memorials to a fund that will be established in Beverly's name.

Hedwig F. Schabow
Hedwig F. Schabow, age 90, of 1000 Bartelt St., Gresham, died Thursday, Dec. 28, 2000, in Shawano. Funeral arrangements are pending with Swedberg Funeral Home. A complete obituary will be in Sunday's paper.
 

MaryAnn Schoff
MaryAnn (Mrs. Arthur) Schoff, age 71, of 518 E. Lieg St., Shawano, died Thursday, Dec. 28, 2000, at her home. Funeral arrangements are pending with Swedberg Funeral Home. A complete obituary will be in Sunday's paper.

30 December  2000
Frances Hedwig "Hatie' Schabow
Frances Hedwig "Hatie' Schabow, age 89, of 1000 Bartelt St., Gresham, died Thursday, Dec. 28, 2000, in Shawano.
She was born on May 6, 1911, in Gresham, the daughter of the late Michael and Frances (Probst) Fischer. She was married Aug. 20, 1936, at St. Francis Solanus Catholic Church, Gresham, to Stuart Henry Schabow. He preceded her in death on Aug. 25, 1962. She lived in Gresham all of her life. She was a member of St. Francis Solanus Catholic Church, the Altar Society where she served three terms as president, the head of the funeral dinners for the past 50 years, and the coordinator for the elderly for the past 20 years. She was a volunteer for many projects and enjoyed the Chicago Cubs, Green Bay Packers and Notre Dame.
She is survived by: five children, Donna (David) Wetzel, Gresham, Mary Kersten, Green Bay, Vicki (Robert) Bender, Schofield, Arthur (Mary) Schabow, Gresham, Gary (Judith) Schabow, Gresham; 14 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; one sister, Delia Funk, Stoughton. She was preceded in death by one brother and five sisters.
Funeral services will be Tuesday, Jan. 2, at 10:30 a.m. at St. Francis Solanus Catholic Church, Gresham, with Father David Barrett and Father William Spalding officiating. Spring burial will be in the church cemetery. Friends may call at Swedberg Funeral Home, Gresham, on Monday, Jan. 1, from 4 until 8 p.m. and also on Tuesday at the funeral home from 9 a.m. until the time of services. There will be a parish wake service at 7:30 p.m. on Monday at the funeral home.

MaryAnn Schoff
MaryAnn "Chuck' (Beranek) Schoff, age 71, of 518 E. Lieg St., Shawano, died peacefully at home surrounded by her family on Dec. 28, 2000.
She was born Aug. 21, 1929, at Ladysmith, the daughter of the late Joseph and Lola Beranek. She married Arthur Schoff on Aug. 18, 1951 in Ladysmith. She graduated in 1950 from St. Joseph School of Nursing in Marshfield. MaryAnn pursued a nursing career in Tampa, Florida, St. Joseph Hospital in Marshfield, and Ladysmith before working at Shawano Medical Center. In 1966 she took a position working with developmentally disabled children for the ARC and later for the Shawano-Gresham School District until retiring in 1991. MaryAnn was a longtime member of Peace United Church of Christ, Shawano, and had served on the church council and various committees. She volunteered at the Shawano City-County Library as the Story Hour lady and helped with the county blood pressure program. Her loss will be profoundly felt by her family.
Survivors include: her husband, Arthur Schoff; her children, Peggy Schoff, Madison, Patrick (Mary) Schoff, Duluth, Jackie (Vernon) Griffin, Arlington, Texas, Kathy Schoff, Madison; four grandchildren, Alexandra, Jesse, Ainsley and Elizabeth; brothers and sisters, Joe (Donna) Beranek, Hereford, Ariz., Pat (Dick) Hansen, Largo, Fla., Sheila (Gene) Gorrell, Titusville, Fla., Barbara (Robert) McNees, McDonald, Ohio.
Memorial services will be held on Tuesday, Jan. 2, at 1 p.m. at Peace United Church of Christ in Shawano with the Rev. Milton Staskel officiating. The family will receive friends after 11 a.m. on Tuesday at the church until the time of services. Swedberg Funeral Home is assisting the family.