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MILDRED A. FISCHER

Mildred A. Fischer, 90, of 1487 Route 322, Cranberry, died at 7:15 p.m. Sunday, May 21, 2000, at her residence.

Born May 28, 1909, in Oil City, she was the daughter of Fred Miller and Mary Florence Speer Schruers.

Mrs. Fischer graduated from Franklin High School in 1929 and attended Welch's Business College.

She worked in the tax office at the Venango County Courthouse and was the first volunteer with the Clarion-Forest Visiting Nurses Association in 1973, where she worked until she retired.

She was a member of the Order of Eastern Star, Clarion Chapter 267, and a former member of the Grace United Methodist Church of Oil City.

Mrs. Fischer was a homemaker, who moved to the Knox/Cranberry area in 1950. She enjoyed needle work, going to craft shows, and special area attractions, including the big bands that used to appear in Oil City. She enjoyed her family re unions, and especially enjoyed her grandchildren and great-grandchildren and tried to attend all their activities.

She was married Nov. 5, 1935, to Samuel M. Fischer, who preceded her in death March 10, 1971.

She is survived by one daughter and her husband, Marilyn and Arthur Beers of Cranberry; two grandsons and their friends, Jerry A. Beers and Julie Hook and Larry Martin and Sandra Young, all of Cranberry; two great-grandchildren, Melissa Ann and Tony Beers, both of Cranberry; one step-grand son, Anthony L. Beers, of Corsica; one step-great-granddaughter, Annette Beers, of Brookville; and one step-great-great-grandson, Steven Torres, of Brookville.

Also surviving are one brother, Waldron C. Schruers and his wife, Ruth, of Vero Beach, Fla.; and one sister, Ruth E. Cavanaugh, of State College.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by two brothers, William D. and Edwin J. Schruers.

Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the Osenider Funeral Home.

An Eastern Star service will be held at 7:15 p.m. Wednesday in the funeral home.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday in the funeral home the Rev. Jack Friggle, associate pastor emeritus of Grace United Methodist Church, officiating.

Interment will be in the Rock land Cemetery.

The family suggests memorials be made to the Hospice Unit of the Clarion-Forest Visiting Nurses Association, P.O. Box 668, Knox.

NORMA M. MOORE

Norma M. Moore, 78, of 428 Rankin Road, New Bethlehem, died Monday, May 22, 2000, at her residence.

Born Aug. 15, 1921, in Kittanning, she was a daughter of Frank and Lillie Schrecengost Beer.

Mrs. Moore was a homemaker.

She was of the Protestant faith.

She enjoyed gardening and yard work.

She was married May 24, 1941, to Vernon Moore, who survives.

Survivors also include three sons, Darrell Vernon Moore, of New Bethlehem, Don Allen Moore, of Warren, and Steve Wayne Moore, of Kittanning; one daughter, Mrs. Clair (Patricia Ann) Murray, of New Bethlehem; seven grandchildren, Vernon Robert Moore, Marc Lee Moore, Timothy Eugene Murray, Jodi Ann Reed, Lorrie Moore, Andy Moore and John Wayne Moore; five step-grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and two brothers, Kenneth Beer and Merle Beer, both of Kit tanning.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by four sisters and four brothers.

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday in the Charles D. Alcorn Funeral Home in Hawthorn.

Interment will be at the convenience of the family.

DOROTHY N. ADAMS

Dorothy N. Adams, 84, of 436 Gilfillan St., Rocky Grove, died at 1:09 p.m. Sunday, May 21, 2000, in the Clarion Hospital.

She was formerly of Holland Street in Erie.

Born Oct. 22, 1915, in Erie, she was a daughter of George F. and Bertha J. Hoenof Norwat.

She graduated from East High School in Erie.

She was a member of the Women of the Church of God and the First Church of God in Erie, where she was an organist, pianist and Sunday school teacher. She was presently a member of the Fox Street Church of God and a member of the Silver Foxes sanctuary class.

Mrs. Adams prepared meals for needy families and was known for her apple pies. She was devoted to her church and family, especially her grandchildren and great-grand children. She also enjoyed doing crossword puzzles.

Mrs. Adams was married March 7, 1934, to the Rev. George T. Adams, who preceded her in death on Sept. 16, 1998.

Surviving are four children, Harold W. Adams, of Brunswick, Maine, Lillian G. Adams, of Franklin, Norman P. Adams and his wife, Judith, of New York, N.Y., and Doris E. Conklin and her husband, the Rev. Philip R. Conklin, of Franklin, with whom she made her home; 11 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Also surviving are a brother, Howard Norwat, of Kansas City, Mo.; and a sister, Grace Coughlin, of Buena Park, Calif.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by an infant grandson, Scott W. Adams, and a daughter-in-law, Mary E. Adams.

Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today at Huff Chapel.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday in the funeral home with the Rev. Philip R. Conklin, pastor of the Fox Street Church of God, officiating.

Interment will be in the Lake side Cemetery, Erie.

The family suggests donations be made to the Fox Street Church of God, 229 Fox St., Franklin.

THOMAS BLAUSER

Thomas Blauser, 59, of Baltimore, formerly of Seneca, died Sun day in St. Francis Hospital in Baltimore. He was a son of the late Paul E. Blauser of Seneca.

PAULA OSSOFF CULBERTSON

Paula Ossoff Culbertson, 60, of 5 Maple Ave., Oil City, died unexpectedly late Monday morning, May 22, 2000, at the Northwest Medical Center in Oil City.

The Reinsel Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

A complete obituary will be printed Wednesday in The Derrick.

 

LESTER D. HELM

Lester D. Helm, 74, of 15 Lynch Blvd., died at 11:30 p.m. Saturday, May 20, 2000, at Northwest Medical Center's West Unit in Franklin following a brief illness.

Born June 30, 1925, in Williamsport, he was a son of Lester D. Helm Sr. and Bernice Woodley Helm.

He attended both Williamsport and Montoursville schools and was a graduate of Lycoming State College with a degree in business.

As a sergeant in the U.S. Marine Corps, Mr. Helm participated in the invasion of Okinawa during World War II and was later called up for the Korean War.

He began his career as a management trainee for Sears and Roebuck Co. and retired 30 years later as general manager of the Sears store in Oil City. He later worked as an estate auditor and tax claims adjuster for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

A 32nd degree Mason, he be longed to Philanthropy Lodge 225 F&AM of Greensburg, Venango Lodge of Perfection of Oil City, the New Castle Consistory and the Zem Zem Shrine of Erie.

He also belonged to the Oil City Elks, Moose and VFW.

He enjoyed golfing, fishing, hunting and collecting.

He was married May 21, 1946, in Woolrich to Maragret A. Keagle, who survives.

Also surviving are two sons, Steven Allen Helm of Downers Grove, Ill., and Richard Dennis Helm of Jacksonville, Fla., three grandchildren, Kristen Brooke Helm and Kelly Regan Helm, both of Jacksonville, and Morgan Bailey Helm of Downers Grove; and one brother, Harold F. Helm of Ferragot.

In addition to his parents, Mr. Helm was preceded in death by three brothers, Albert, Leon and LaRue, as well as an infant brother.

Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday in the Reinsel Funeral Home.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday in the funeral home with the Rev. Dr. Joseph E. Filer IV, pastor of First Presbyterian Church, presiding.

Mr. Helm's remains will then be cremated, and the cremains will be buried at a later date in Montoursville.

Memorials may be made to the charity of one's choice.

 

 

 

 

DENNIS R. PENCE

Dennis R. Pence, 51, of Cobb, Wis., formerly of Kellersburg, Armstrong County, died at 3 p.m. Saturday, May 20, 2000, in Dodgeville Memorial Hospital in Dodgeville, Wis.

Born July 17, 1948, in Arm strong County Memorial Hospital in Kittanning, he was a son of Donald S. and Lois K. Mann Pence.

He worked as a credit service agent for Lands End in Dodgeville.

He was of the Protestant faith.

Survivors include his father, Donald S. Pence of Bethlehem RD 2, two sons, Michael Pence of Texas, and Matthew Pence of Fort Worth, Texas; two daughters, Melissa Killian of Clarion, and Michelle Hatcher of Fort Worth, Texas; and seven grandchildren.

Survivors also include three sisters, Barbara and her husband, Larry Switzer, of Mechanicsville, Va., Donna and her husband, Leland Miller, of Brookville, and Debra and her husband, William Rensel, of Templeton; and one brother, Merlyn Pence, of Wamego, Kan.

In addition to his mother, he was preceded in death by a brother, Larry D. Pence.

Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday in the Charles D. Alcorn Funeral Home in Hawthorn.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday in the funeral home, with Mr. Pence's uncle, the Rev. Roger Pence, retired from the Assembly of God church, officiating.

Interment will be in the Kellersburg Lutheran Cemetery, Madison Township, Armstrong County.

 

Obituaries Obituaries listed below for George J. Van Remortel, Arthur J. Van De Hei, Keith R. Sizer, Kathleen T. 'Kaye' nee Turppa Rickert, Donald James Landry, Wray W. McKinley, Walter J. Matuszewski, Margaret Marquardt, Kenneth D. Kujava, E. Walter 'Wally' Hockers, Arnold A. 'Arnie' Giese, Mrs. Norbert 'Mary C. Denissen', Barbara Couillard, Pearl M. Coel, Henry J. Chaudoir, Leo S. Adamczyk, Rosemary Virginia Hanes, Leah Pillath, Lloyd O. Andrews, Helen Agnes Pahl, Kenneth W. Trepanier, Kenneth W. Trepanier, Reverend Gerald Schmidt, Gladys Ruth Johnsen Barke, Craig R. Cisar, Michael 'M.T.' Reuter, Mable H. Donovan-Kataja 'Terri', Robert A. Schmit, Justine Reichelt, Walter Ellmann, Mrs. Gordon 'Isabel' Zillmer, Florence T. Van Deurzen, Johnathan D. Shaline, Kathleen T. ‘Kaye’ Rickert, Mrs. Harold 'Ella' McVey, Mrs. Melvin T. 'Dorothy' Mason, Mrs. Melvin T. 'Dorothy' Mason, Margaret I. 'Patzke' Lovell, Lorraine C. Lemmens, Francis James Lee, Olaf L. Larson 'Ole', Genevieve Bertha Kolarik, Joan Lou 'Gouine' Keller, Mr. Willard J. 'Bill' Gerrits, Albert L. Geohegan, Carl R. Doemel, Mrs. Ken 'Fern' Derouin, Ruth M. Denis, Doris Mae Ambrosius, Eugene 'Gene' J. Albers, Adolph Fulton Marcheske, Michael A. Gilbert, Jr., Bernice A. Shallow, Juanita 'Sis' Boes, Juanita "Sis" Boes, Russell Albert Franks, Clara H. Block, Norma E. Wenzel, Doreen Lydia Wilson, Helen Checki Mikrut, Diana May Endries, Kenneth A. Elbe, Edward Fredrick, Mr. Willard J. 'Bill' Gerrits, Carl R. Doemel, Mrs. Ken 'Fern' Derouin, Jack O. Gilbo, Robert Julian Renard, Jerome 'Jerry' Smits, Clare Beemster Sobiek, James A. Unger, Robert 'Bob' Van Frachem, Richard 'Dick' L. Vander Geeten, Diana Endries, Dale R. Henrichs, Elaine A. Wittenkeller, Faye Mrs. Harlan Metzler, LaVerne Skenandore, LaVerne Skenandore, Laura Molly Ring, Mr. Melvin W. Prahl, Mrs. Berwin 'Alice' Paye, Lee Le Coque, Lee Le Coque, Rev. John S. Goserud, Mrs. Edward 'Esther' Gooding, Mary E. 'PeeNee' Glime, Joseph F. Beaudin, Marlo C. Larschied, Elizabeth A. Schultz, Clarence W. Chilson, Marion M. Kowalczyk, Victoria'Vicki' M.(Meverden) Brefozynski, Dorothy Jean McWilliams, Laddie J. Stodola, Marian E. Hamel 'Peterson', William 'Bill' M. Cain, Lester Willard McAllan, Donald E. Bruns, Joseph C. Guiliani, Eric Andrew Henkel, Richard 'Dick' L. Vander Geeten, Robert 'Bob' Van Frachem, Jerome 'Jerry' Smits, LaVerne Skenandore, Mrs. Edward 'Esther' Gooding, Mary E. 'PeeNee' Glime(e), John N. Hurtado, Carl H. Semrau, Sr., Wilfred 'Jack' Meyer, Carl A.'Pappy' Luedtke, Iola Susan Slagoski, Peter Charles 'Chuck' Geisen, Myrtle E. Dessart, Mrs. Leon 'Virgil O.' Rondou, Mayme E. McCarthy, Doloris Kaufman, Lillian C. 'Babe' Goffard, Marian L. Dimmer, Raymond Bebeau, Iola S. Slagoski, Peter C. 'Chuck' Geisen, Beatrice M. Moe, Robert O. Bob St. Louis, Shirley Schmidt, Bernard V. Stodola, Edward A. Neldner, Dean F. MacDonald, Donald A. Tourtillott, Francis Gundy Gunderson, Howard W. Craft, Leon H. Bond, David R. Zasada, John Sendzik, Peter Kocha Jr., Mr. John 'Jack' Hallet, Donald A. Blashe, Ramona B. Etter,

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George J. Van Remortel George J. Van Remortel, 80, Green Bay resident, died unexpectedly Tuesday, May 16, 2000 at a local hospital. He was born June 24, 1919 in De Pere to the late Joseph and Maria (Van Dych) Van Remortel. George married the former Fern Johnson on August 2, 1945 in Delaware, Va. while George was in service. She preceded him in death on July 30, 1978. He served in the U.S. Army during WWII. His involvement in the armed forces continued after active duty. George was active in many veterans organizations namely the VFW Nobel Straubel Post #2037 where he served as Post Commander and Post Adjutant. He was a member of the Red Arrow Club 32nd DIV where he served as past president on the local and National level. George organized and chaired numerous state and national conventions. He served in the Army National Guard for 27 years retiring with the rank of Major. George was a member of the Veterans Service Commission of Brown County for 12 years. He married the former Frances (Berger) Rauscher on April 11, 1980 at St Mary of the Angels Catholic Church. George was employed by Northwest Engineering for 35 years retiring in 1980 as the Department Head in the Machine Shop. He was a member of St. Mary of the Angels Parish and their men’s club. He was an active volunteer at St. Mary’s Roller Rink for many years. Survivors include his wife, Frances; one daughter and son-in-law, Susan (Robert) Butrymowicz, Green Bay; one son and daughter-in-law, Peter (Kassie) Van Remortel, Centerville, Iowa; two grandchildren, Lisa and Paul Van Remortel; two step-children, Patricia (David) Keast, Sacramento, Calif.; John (Marjerie) Rauscher, Chicago, Ill. He was preceded in death by seven sisters and four brothers. Friends may call at the Proko-Wall Funeral Home, 1630 E. Mason St. from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday and after 9:30 a.m. Friday at St. Mary of the Angels Church, 645 S. Irwin Ave until time of mass. VFW memorial service 6:30 p.m. Thursday. Parish wake service 7 p.m. Thursday. Mass of Christian Burial 10:30 a.m. Friday at the church with Father Al Lis O.F.M. officiating. Burial in Mt. Olivet Cemetery, De Pere.

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Arthur J. Van De Hei Arthur J. Van De Hei, 92, De Pere, died Tuesday, May 16, 2000, at local nursing home. Arthur was born September 13, 1907, in the town of Lawrence to the late George and Anna (Connelisson) Van De Hei. He operated a farm in the Town of Lawrence for the Blecke family for many years. Arthur was a kind and gentle man who loved his dogs, cats and the outdoors. Arthur is survived by his brothers, Omer and Della Vande Hei, Kimberly, Clarence and Betty Vande Hei , De Pere, sister, Leona Carlin, Green Bay, and a sister-in-law, Doreen Senzik, Green Bay; many nieces and nephews also survive. He was preceded in death by parents; four brothers, Henry (Lorraine), Albert, Cornelius, and George; two sisters, Nellie Vande Hei, and Mamie (Felix) Calaway, and one brother-in-law, John Carlin. Friends may call at the Ryan Funeral Home, 305 N. Tenth St., De Pere, on Thursday, from 5-7 p.m. Wake Service 6 p.m. Visitation will continue on Friday at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, De Pere, from 9:30-10:30 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial 10:30 a.m. Friday, at church, with Fr. Conrad Kratz, O.Praem. officiating. Burial in the Mt. Calvary Cemetery. The family wishes to thank the Rennes Nursing Home for their loving care.

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Keith R. Sizer Keith R. Sizer, 45, Green Bay, died unexpectedly at home Thursday, May 18, 2000. Born in Green Bay on August 9, 1954 he is the son of Mildred (Babler) and the late Richard Sizer. Keith attended Southwest High School and he graduated from a high school in Colorado. He married the former Bonnie Dombrowski in 1979. Keith was employed at Hartwig Trucking transporting mail for the U.S. Post Office. He enjoyed Nascar racing, working on his car, Seymour races, and especially times spent with his son and grandson. Survived by one son, Gregory Sizer, Green Bay; one grandson, Jordan Leigh Keppers , Green Bay; mother and stepfather, Mildred and Robert Schmitz, Green Bay; maternal grandmother, Edith Babler, Green Bay; two sisters, Sharon (Steve) Miller, Highridge, Missouri; Dawn (Aaron) Kotlarz, Green Bay; nieces, nephews; Shannon Lee Van Sell, Terra Haute, Indiana; Nathan Lee Van Sell, Indianapolis, Indiana; Kyle Kotlarz, Allouez; Former spouse and good friend, Bonnie Sizer, New Franken; aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. Preceded in death by his father, Richard Sizer; Paternal grandparents, Kate and Bill Sizer; Maternal grandfather, Clem Babler. Friends may call at WEST MASON MALCORE Funeral Home, 1530 West Mason Street, from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday. Monday visitation will continue at the funeral home until the time of the funeral. Funeral Monday 10 a.m. at St. Joseph Parish with Rev. Mike Ingold officiating. In lieu of other expressions of sympathy a memorial fund has been established at the funeral home in his memory.

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Kathleen T. 'Kaye' nee Turppa Rickert Kathleen T. “Kaye” (nee Turppa) Rickert, 63, of Green Bay, died Friday, May 5, 2000 at her home. She was born May 10, 1936 in Niagara, Wis. to the late J. Leonard and Marie (Prudhomme) Turppa. On June 2, 1956 Kaye married Thomas Rickert at St. Anthony Catholic Church with Rev. William Rickert (the groom’s brother) performing the ceremony. Kaye attended the Niagara School system and was a graduate of N.W.T.C. and later worked for 7 years in the St. Vincent Hospital psychiatric department until heart disease forced her to retire in 1981. Kaye acted as an officer of the Freedom VFW Auxiliary Post #7692. She also sang with the Chantelles, the St. Agnes Choir, the St. Agnes Resurrection Choir and the Festival Singers. Beyond her love of family and friends, Kaye enjoyed singing, crocheting, and showing her vast collection of gnomes. She is survived by her husband, Thomas of Green Bay, her sons and daughters-in-law; Rock and LeAnn Rickert and their children Roxanne, Samuel, and Martin, all of Arizona, Rory and Wendy Rickert and their children Alec and Ethan all of Arizona; a daughter and son-in-law, Renee and Amir Arif Zaman and their children Azeem, Saba, and Shahan all of New Glarus, Wis., and their 4th child Remy Rickert who lives in Brookfield; and her brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, and her only brother Ronald and a daughter Rhonda. Friends may call at Blaney Funeral Home, 1521 Shawano Ave. from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday. A Parish Wake Service will be held at 7 p.m. Friday. There will be a VFW Auxiliary Service at 6:30 p.m. Friday. Friends may also call at St. Agnes Catholic Church, 1484 Ninth St. from 9:30-11 a.m. Saturday. The Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at the church with the Rev. Richard Getchel and the Rev. William Rickert officiating. Rt. Rev. E. Thomas De Wane O.Praem will deliver the eulogy. Entombment will be in Allouez Catholic Mausoleum.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Norte Dame Academy and to Unity Hospice. Kaye wished to give a big thank you to her hospice team Linda, Lori and Pearl, her volunteers Barb, Ann and Julie, and to her doctors, Dr. F. Lamont and Dr. M. Fuchs. Kaye said that she will remember all the laughter and tears in preparing the liturgy, printing the scrolls and Mass programs.

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Donald James Landry Donald James Landry, 74, Green Bay, went peacefully into the arms of our Lord on May 17, 2000, after a long and courageous battle with many illnesses. He was born May 23, 1925, in Green Bay to the late Emil and Elizabeth (Hogan) Landry. He graduated from West High School and attended St. Norbert College. During World War II, Don was stationed in Italy, with the U.S. Air Force. His life’s work was with the Brown County Sheriff Traffic Department where in 28 years he rose from Traffic Officer to Deputy Chief of Traffic. He retired from the department in 1981. He married Donna Courchaine (Girard) March 26, 1982. He and Donna spent nearly 15 years enjoying the winter sun of Mesa, Ariz. Don was involved in several organizations: The Sheriff Traffic Benevolent Association, Benevolent Protective Order of Elks B.P.O.E. #259, Loyal Order of Moose #801, American Legion Sullivan-Wallen Post #11 and Knights of the Round Table. He was a very kind and loving husband, father, grandfather, uncle and a good friend to all. He took great pride in his family. Don had a love of life, being with people, fishing and hunting with life long buddies and playing his weekly card game. Survivors include his loving wife, Donna Mae; a son, Kevin Landry, Santa Clarita, Calif; two daughters and a son-in-law, Michelle Freybler, Elk Mound, Wis.; Leigh Ann and Robert Pristash, Duluth, Minn.; two stepchildren, Michael Courchaine (Joni), Chanhassen, Minn.; Dee Dee Courchaine and a daughter-in-law, Lisa Courchaine, all of Green Bay; nine grandchildren, Shannon (Jeff), Derrick, Chris, Erin, Sarah, Jessica, B.J., Nicole, Miranda; three great-grandchildren, Merrick, Madison and Mikaila; a brother and sister-in-law, Patrick and Mary Landry, Brookfield; and many nieces, nephews and friends. Preceding him in death were, his dearly loved parents; two brothers, Robert and Thomas; and one sister, Katherine Fuller; his stepson, Guy Courchaine and granddaughter, Hailey were abruptly taken from him in 1997. May they all greet him in heaven with open arms. Friends may call at Blaney Funeral Home, 1521 Shawano Ave. from 4 to 8 p.m. today. A Parish Wake Service will be held at 7:30 p.m. today. Friends may also call at St. Jude Catholic Church, from 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday. The Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at the church with the Rev. Ron Belitz officiating. Burial will be in Allouez Catholic Cemetery. The family would like to thank Unity Hospice for their compassion, kindness and guidance, especially Dar and Gail and also the nurses and staff from St Vincent Hospital 9th Floor, who cared for Don.

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Wray W. McKinley Wray W. McKinley, 87, Green Bay, died peacefully Wednesday, May 17, 2000 at a local nursing home. Wray was born January 13, 1913 in Hurontown, Mich. to the late Gordon and Martha (Moerhke) McKinley. He married the former Helen M. Hauber on July 2, 1938 in Kenosha, Wis. He worked for 20 years at National Tea Store beginning in Kenosha and concluded the last six years in Shawano as district manager to the State of Wisconsin. For many years, he owned and operated Russ and Wray’s Grocery Store. Wray had also worked for seven years at Paper Converting. Wray enjoyed the time he spent woodworking and fishing with his brother, Bob. Wray’s family will dearly miss him. His sense of humor will be long remembered. Wray was a kind, generous, loving husband, father and grandfather. Though all his pain and suffering he never complained. He fought a tough battle with courage and determination. Wray is survived by his loving wife of 62 years, Helen; two daughters and one son-in-law, Nancy McKinley-Ehlinger, Milwaukee, Jane and Mike DeMuth of Green Bay; five grandchildren and spouses, Jeff and Lisa De Muth of Janesville, Michelle and Pat VanLieshout of Green Bay, Melissa DeMuth of Green Bay, Nick and Lisa Ehlinger of Spring Green, Martha and Gary Milanowski of Eagle River; four great-grandchildren, Madeline, Ellie, Tessa, and Sophie; special niece and spouse, Denise and Ed Nelson of Kenosha. Preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Bob and Edwin and one sister, Helen. Friends may call at WEST MASON MALCORE Funeral Home, 1530 West Mason Street, from 1 p.m. Saturday until the time of memorial service. Memorial Service Saturday 3 p.m. at the funeral home with Rev. Steve Fewell, chaplain for Unity Hospice, officiating. Wray’s family extends a heartfelt thank you to the staff at Western Village for the special care shown to both Wray, his family and also Unity Hospice, and the nurses of Home Health Care.

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Walter J. Matuszewski Walter J. Matuszewski, 80, Suamico, passed away, Tuesday, May 9, 2000. He was born on August 15, 1919 in Minneapolis Minn. tot he late Michael and Stella (Anjewski) Matuszewski. Walter married the former Mary Kaliszak on September 25, 1953 in Oconto. He was a member of the Central Congregation of the Jehovah’s Witnesses and The St. Mary Senior Center. Walter loved gardening, baking, and cooking. He especially enjoyed his two poodles, Cosmo and D.O.G. Survivors include his one daughter and sister-in-law, Shirley (Roger) Van Den Elzen, Howard; one sister and brother-in-law, Mary (Ray) Jacobs Sheboygan; nine grandchildren, Jan (Greg) Collins, Green Bay, Linda (Grailing) Jones, Suamico, Jim (Joan) Van Den Elzen, Suamico, David (Patti) Van Den Elzen, Pulaski, Tina Rybak and Natasia, Mitchell, Green Bay, Ruth (Tom) Lund, Suamico, Ann Rybak, Suamico, Tim Virbick, Colo., Mark (Sally) Virbick, Nevada; 15 great grandchildren; two great great grandchildren; other relatives and friends. Preceded in death by his wife, Mary; one daughter; two sons; three brothers and three sisters. Friends may call at Proko-Wall Funeral Home, 1630 E. Mason St. from 10:30-12:30 p.m. Friday. Funeral Service 12:30 p.m. at the funeral home with Brother Tony Morrison officiating. Entombment in The Shrine of The Good Shepherd Mausoleum. Walter’s family would like to thank the staff at Manor Care West and to the Tony Morrison Family for their compassionate care and support .

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Margaret Marquardt Margaret Marquardt, 89, of 1003 Third Street, De Pere, died early Wednesday morning, May 10, 2000 at a local nursing home. The daughter of the late Fred and Louise (Henrikowski) Zirbel was born October 21, 1910 in Green Bay. On June 14, 1933, she married Arthur Marquardt at St. John Lutheran Church, De Pere. He preceded her in death on August 28, 1989. Mrs. Marquardt was very active at St. John Lutheran Church, having served as a Sunday School teacher for many years. She also was involved in Mission Sewing and the Thursday morning Bible Study Circle. Margaret was a proud member of her sewing club, which included friends such as Margaret Carney, Mae Fleck, Mary Thompson, Millie Zinglar, Beatrice Kussow, Helen Huebner, Vera Rae Christensen, Naomi Vaessen, and Lorilea McComb. She was an active member of the community and will be sadly missed. Survivors include her two children and their spouses, James and Betty Marquardt, De Pere; Louise and Jerry Sheahan, De Pere; 5 grandchildren, Phillip (Liz) Sheahan, Colleen (Joe) Wainbauer, Daryl (Lisa) Marquardt, Cathy (Craig) Olson, and Robert Marquardt, 5 great-grandchildren, Krista and Eric Olson, Nick and Joey Sheahan, and Drew Marquardt, one sister; Helen Huebner, De Pere. She was preceded in death by her husband, parents, and one brother, Harold Zirbel. Friends and family are invited to call at St. John Lutheran Church, Scheuring Road at Lost Dauphin Road, from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Friday. Funeral Service will be held at 5:00 p.m. Friday at the church with the Rev. LeRoy Remmers, officiating. Burial to follow in the Greenwood Cemetery, De Pere. Ryan Funeral Home, De Pere, 336-3171, is in charge of arrangements. The family extends a special thank you to Unity Hospice and the Staff of Oddfellow Nursing Home for all their loving concerns and care for these past months. A memorial fund has been established to the St. John Lutheran endowment fund.

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Kenneth D. Kujava Kenneth D. Kujava, 55, 405 Steven St., died Tuesday, May 16, 2000. He was born March 16, 1945 in Green Bay to the late Anthony and Inez (Reinhard) Kujava. Ken served in the U.S. Army from 1966 to 1968, including time in Vietnam. He served on the Advisory Committee at N.W.T.C. for Civil Technology Highway Department. Ken served on the Board of Directors for The Center Project. Survivors include his two children and their spouses, Stephanie and Mike O’Connell, Village of Howard, Jesse and Julie Kujava, Green Bay; a brother and sister-in-law, Melvin and Euncie Kujava, Green Bay; two grandchildren, Ryan and Quintin O’Connell; his aunt and uncle, Bartely and Doug Allen; two aunts, Evelyn Reinhard and Eileen Kujava; his special friend, Mark Lemmert; and his dog, Boom Boom; and nieces, nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by his parents, Anthony and Inez Kujava; and his other aunts and uncles. Friends may call at St. Jude Catholic Church from 9 to 11 a.m. Friday. The Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11 a.m. Friday at the church with the Rev. Ron Belitz officiating. Burial will be in Fort Howard Memorial Park. A memorial fund has been established in his name. Blaney Funeral Home is assisting the family.

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E. Walter 'Wally' Hockers E. Walter “Wally” Hockers, of 3343 Short Rd., Ashwaubenon, died Wednesday, May 10, 2000, at a local hospital. Wally was born July 31, 1915, in De Pere, to the late Henry and Mary (Hoks) Hockers. He was a graduate of Nicolet High School. Wally married the former Mary Martin, June 2, 1956, at St. Mary’s Church, Greenleaf. He was a medic in the U.S. Army during World War II serving in the 8th Air Force Division and was stationed in Duxford, Cambridge, and South Hampton, England. Wally was then transferred to the 106th Infantry Division Serving in France, Germany, Belgium, and Holland. He owned and operated his dairy farm in the town of Hobart for many years and worked at the Red Owl Warehouse. Wally enjoyed hunting, horses, and riding bikes. Survivors include his wife, Mary; two children, Patricia and Arthur Reiten, Green Bay, Paul Hockers, De Pere; a grandson, Pierce, and a sister, Jane and Dick and Dick Milquet, De Pere; nieces and nephews also survive. He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, William and Robert, and a sister, Alma Joseph. Friends may call at St. Francis Xavier Catholic church, De Pere, on Friday from 3-6 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial 6 p.m. Friday at the church with the Rev. Anthony Dolski officiating. Burial in the Mt. Calvary Cemetery. Ryan Funeral Home, De Pere, is assisting the family.

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Arnold A. 'Arnie' Giese Arnold A. “Arnie” Giese, 75, of Green Bay, died unexpectedly, Monday May 8, 2000, at a local hospital. He was born December 15, 1924, in Green Bay, to the late Gustave and Martha (Herr) Giese. On March 22, 1984, he married Sue Trelfa, in Green Bay. Arnie was well known as the owner of West Shoe Repair for more than 25 years, until his retirement. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, reading history books, and working with leather. He enjoyed time spent with his friends at Badger Terrace Apartments playing cards. He was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church of Luxemburg. Survivors include his wife Sue; a sister-in-law, Helen Giese; nieces, nephews, cousins, and many other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Roger and David Giese; and a sister Alma Roebke. Friends may call at Blaney Funeral Home, 1521 Shawano Ave, from 4 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. today. The funeral service will be held at 7:30 p.m. today, at the funeral home with Rev. A.E. Batiansila of St. Paul Lutheran Church Luxemburg officiating. Entombment will be in Allouez Mausoleum. A memorial fund has been established in his name.

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Mrs. Norbert 'Mary C. Denissen' Mrs. Norbert (Mary C. Denissen), 72, died Tuesday, May 9, 2000, at a local hospital. She was born March 23, 1928, in Green Bay to the late Matthias and Antoinette (Parins) Denissen. She was a graduate of St. Joseph Academy where she was an honor student and a member of the Glee Club. On September 22, 1948, she married Norbert Gillis at Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin Mary Catholic Church in Green Bay. She was employed by Fox River Knitting Mills and Wisconsin Public Service before starting her family. Mary was a long time member of St. Mary’s Hospital Mary Guild, a member of the Christian Mothers’ Organization of St. Jude Parish, the A.A. R. P. and her card club. She enjoyed music, playing, cards and games with her family, baking, nature and times spent at Lake Hilbert. Mary dedicated her entire life to her husband, Norbert and raising their children. She always made time to sit and listen to her children and grandchildren, and was known for her great sense of humor, warmth, wit, compassion and her letters of encouragement and strength. She will always be remembered by those whom she made feel loved, welcome and special. She is survived by her husband, Norbert; 17 children and their spouses, Mark and Christine Gillis, Jeffrey and Linda Gillis, Patricia and Randall Schultz, Marianne Reimer, Barbara Gillis Johnson, Theresa and Eric Refsguard, Jean and Robert Pigeon, Andrew and Rachel Gillis, John and Kim Gillis, all of Green Bay; Clare Bader, Manitowoc; Timothy Gillis, Sheboygan; Francis and Carrie Gillis, Fort Collins, Colo.; Joseph and Kristine Gillis, Eagan, Minn.; Thomas and Lisa Gillis, Rockford, Ill.; Christopher and Carolyn Gillis, LaPort, Colo.; Laura Gillis, Milwaukee; Paul and Amy Gillis, Richfield, Minn.; 37 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; three brothers and sisters-in-law, Roman and Agnes Denissen, Peter and Therese Denissen, all of Green Bay; Orland and Elaine Denissen, Springdale, Ark.; three sisters and two brothers-in-law, Janice and Robert Cavil, Mrs. Vernon (Kathleen) Van Beek, all of Green Bay; Eloise and Richard Mikulsky, Fallbrook, Calif.; four brothers-in-law, Cletus Gillis and his wife, Evelyn, Rhinelander; Kenneth Derouin, Green Bay; Rev. Ralph Gillis Crandon; Alvin Steffel, Denmark; one sister-in-law, Sister Marion Gillis, O.S.F., Kaukauna; many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, Matthias and Antoinette (Parins) Denissen; a brother, Matthew Denissen Jr.; two sisters, Fern (Denissen) Derouin and Marie Denissen; and her parents-in-law, Albert and Lillian (De Both) Gillis; one sister-in-law, Mildred (Gillis) Steffel. Friends may call at Blaney Funeral Home, 1521 Shawano Ave. between 4 and 8 p.m. Thursday. There will be a Parish Wake Service at 7 p.m. Thursday. Friends may also call on Friday, between 10 and 11 a.m. at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church. The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Friday at the church, with the Rev. John Van Deuren officiating. Entombment will be in Allouez Chapel Mausoleum. The family wishes to express their sincere appreciation to Dr. Kenneth Hujet and the staff of St. Vincent Hospital 7th and 9th floors for their special care and compassion, for Mary and her family. A memorial fund has been established in her name.

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Barbara Couillard Barbara Couillard, 62, Green Bay, passed away unexpectedly, Sunday, May 14, 2000 at home. Born in Dagget, Michigan, January 22, 1938, she is the daughter of the late Arnold and Viola Johnivan. Barb married her loving husband of 45 years, Robert Couillard in Escanaba, Michigan on June 4, 1955. Bob preceded her in death on May 26, 1997. Barb was a loving and caring mother, grandmother, and great grandmother. She enjoyed working at Lindeman’s Cleaners for 19 years and part time for Land, Sea, and Air for 3 years. Barb loved her family and enjoyed country music and her special pets Chico and Tiny. Barb will be sadly missed by her family and all who had the joy to know her. She is survived by, four daughters and sons-in-law: Peggy and Bill Sonnenberg, Green Bay; Esther and Rick Poirier, Texas; Dede and Ed Schultz, Denmark; Grace and Dean Kurkowski, Green Bay; 10 grandchildren; Robert, Rebecca, Ben, Billie Jo (and friend-John); Michael, Christopher, Amanda, Bethany, Ashely, Michaela, and Brandon (Oscar); two great grandchildren; Cheyenne and Johnathan. Barb will be sadly missed by her grandchildren, and great grandchildren; step mother-Lucille Johnivan of Gladstone, Michigan; many brothers and sisters and their families in Michigan. Preceded in death by her parents; husband-Robert, and two brothers - Bobby and Bernie. Friends may call at MALCORE Funeral Home, University Ave. at Baird Street from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday and prior to the funeral on Wednesday. Parish wake service 8 p.m. Tuesday. Funeral Wednesday 11 a.m. at SS. Peter and Paul Church with the Rev. Thomas Farrell officiating. Burial at Nicolet Memorial Gardens.

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Pearl M. Coel Pearl M. Coel, 84, of Moraine Ridge Retirement Center died Tuesday morning, May 9, 2000 at her home. Pearl was born October 19,1 915 in Wild Rose to the late Louis and Rose (Dubois) DeWitt. She married Harold L. Coel in Green Bay on November 24, 1934 and he preceded her in death on August 11, 1984. Pearl graduated from SS. Peter and Paul grade school and attended Green Bay East High School. She was employed for many years at Preble High School as a cafeteria worker. Pearl was a member of SS. Peter & Paul Parish and of the Ladies’ Altar Society.. She found great comfort in faithfully praying the daily rosary every day. Pearl enjoyed crocheting, flower arranging, and dining out with friends and family. She always valued the time she could spend with her family. Pearl is survived by two two sons H. “Sam” Coel of Orange Park, Fla. and Michael Coel of Two Rivers; three daughters and spouses, Karen and Jerry Skaala of Long Grove, Iowa, Diane and Roger Jenko of Ironwood, Mich., Linda and Gordy Hanson of Green Bay; one daughter-in-law, Karen Coel of Mishicot; three sisters and spouses, Hazel Bredael, Helen and Harry Johnson, Janice and Vern Bodart, all of Green Bay; 12 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by her parents; husband, Harold “Butch”; one sister, Eunice Steeno; one brother, Richard DeWitt; one daughter-in-law, Kathleen Coel and an infant granddaughter, Michelle Coel. Friends may call at MALCORE Funeral Home, University Ave. at Baird Street, from 4-8 p.m. Friday. Parish Wake Service Friday, 7 p.m. at the funeral home. Visitation continues Saturday at the funeral home until the time of the funeral. SS. Peter & Paul Ladies’ Altar Society rosary will be recited in church prior to the funeral. Funeral Saturday, 12 Noon at SS. Peter & Paul Church with the Rev. Thomas Farrell officiating. Entombment at Allouez Catholic Mausoleum. A memorial fund has been established at the funeral home in Pearl’s memory. Pearl’s family would like to extend a thank you to Unity Hospice, Dr. Ken Kubsch, Helen Teebo, Shannon Frank and all of her dear friends at Moraine Ridge. A very special heartfelt thank you to Janice Bodart who was always there to extend a helping hand.

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Henry J. Chaudoir Henry J. Chaudoir, 90, Green Bay died Thursday, May 11, at a local nursing home. He was born January 12, 1910 in the Township of Union in Wisconsin to Celest and Cornelia (Lampert) Chaudoir. On June 17, 1933, he married Delia La Bine. Henry had been employed in the Brown county Street Maintenance Department. He was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church. He was an avid hunter and fisherman. He is survived by his wife, Delia; three brothers and three sisters-in-law, Donald and Dorothy Chaudoir, Raymond Chaudoir, Norman and Helene Chaudoir and Doris Chaudoir, all of Green Bay; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by one brother, Roland Chaudoir; one sister, Marie Nevoulias; one nephew, James Chaudoir; and one niece Edith Ann Chaudoir. Visitation will be held after 3 p.m. Friday at St. Joseph Catholic Church. The Mass of Christian Burial will take place at 5 p.m. with the Rev. Michael Ingold officiating. Burial will be in Allouez Catholic Cemetery. Lyndahl Funeral Home is assisting the family. “The family wishes to thank the staff at San Luis Medical and Rehab for the special care that was given to Henry.”

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Leo S. Adamczyk Leo S. Adamczyk, 78, of Lakewood, died Tuesday, May 9, 2000, at the Veteran's Center in Tomah, Wisconsin. He was born on September 6, 1922, in Milwaukee where he lived for almost fifty years. Leo left Bay View High School in 1943, enlisted in the United States Army and fought in World War II. He was badly wounded several times and earned a number of medals, including two purple hearts. Leo retired and relocated to Lakewood in 1970, there becoming an active member of the community. He married Marie Rugg of Lakewood in 1975. They attended the Lakewood Presbyterian Church. Leo is survived by a brother, Henry Genevieve, of Townsend; a sister-in-law, Beatrice, of West Allis; and numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. He will sadly be missed by all. He was preceded in death by his brother, Edwin, and his wife, Marie. Suminski Funeral Home of Wabeno was in charge of arrangements. The family held private services at the funeral home on Thursday, May 11, 2000.

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Rosemary Virginia Hanes Rosemary Virginia Hanes, 80, 101 First St., Oconto died May 10, 2000 at St. Vincent Hospital, Green Bay. The former Rosemary Courchaine was born July 22, 1919 at Oconto to the late William and Mary Schmidt Courchaine. She married Gaylord Hanes Sr. August 7, 1935. He preceded her in death March 11, 1989. Rosemary worked as a nurse's aide at the Oconto Hospital, Riverside Nursing Home, Newbury's and the Oconto Convalescent Home. She was a member of the United Methodist Church, Oconto; the Ladies Aid at the church and also served as a Sunday School teacher. Rosemary loved crocheting, gardening and canning. Survivors include four daughters, Shirleyann Robert Reed, Green Bay; Sandra Gene Beekman, Green Bay; Sharon Bob Noel, Marinette; Shelley Michael Jonet, Green Bay; one son, Gaylord Hanes, Jr., Oconto; a sister-in-law, Harriet Brabant, Oconto; a brother-in-law, Raymond Frewerd, Oconto; 13 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, parents, a son, Francis, a daughter, Sylvia, brothers and sisters. Friends called at the Gallagher Funeral Home, Oconto. Funeral services were 1:30 p.m. Saturday, May 13, 2000 at the United Methodist Church, Oconto with Rev. Frederik Schulz officiating. Burial was at Evergreen Cemetery, Oconto.

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Leah Pillath Leah Pillath, 93, formerly of Coleman, died Saturday, May 13, 2000 at Rennes Health Center-East, Peshtigo. The daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Charles Pillath was born November 5, 1906 in Pound. She resided her entire life in the Pound and Coleman area until entering the nursing home at Peshtigo. Leah was a member of the First Baptist Church, Pound. Surviving are cousins and many friends. She was preceded in death by her parents; one sister, Emma Balcerzak; and two brothers, George and Ansel Pillath. Friends called at Rhodes-Charapaa Funeal Home, Coleman from 10 a.m. Tuesday, May 16, 2000 until the time of services. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday at 2 p.m. at the funeral home with Rev. James Frisby officiating. Interment in the First Baptist Cemetery, Pound.

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Lloyd O. Andrews Lloyd O. Andrews, 84, Lakewood, died May 13, 2000 at the Bay Area Medical Center in Marinette following a short illness. He was born in Carter on February 7, 1916 to the late William and Maude Hammond Andrews. Lloyd married Jenneda Herning on February 2, 1940 in Crandon. He was employed by the U.S. Forest Service, working for the Lakewood Ranger Station for 25 years until retiring in 1976. Lloyd enjoyed his trips out West - going hunting and fishing. He also enjoyed his Labrador dogs and planting trees. Survivors include his wife of over 60 years, Jenneda Andrews, of Lakewood; his half brother, Tytus Germaine Collins, of Wabeno; two sisters-in-law, Donella Andrews, of Akron, OH, Dora Andrews, of Sheboygan, MI; his sister, Elna Criscone, of Sun City Center, FL; several nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by three brothers, Glenn, Leo, and William; two sisters, Florence Bailey and Opal Andrews. Visitation was held Tuesday, May 16, 2000 at The Northwood Bible Fellowship Church in Lakewood beginning at 9:30 a.m. Funeral services were 11 a.m. at the Church with Pastor Dennis L. Larson officiating. Burial was in Lakewood Cemetery. Gruetzmacher Funeral Home, Suring was in charge of arrangements.

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Helen Agnes Pahl Helen Agnes Pahl, 96, 101 First St., Oconto, died May 10, 2000 at Riverside Health and Rehabilitation Center. She was born March 25, 1904 in Two Rivers to the late August and Anna Gould Glandt. She married Louis Pahl on November 29, 1923 in Two Rivers. He preceded her in death January 25, 1977. Helen moved here in 1945. She worked for the Great Lakes Shoe Co. for many years. Helen was a beautiful seamstress and also enjoyed water and oil painting. She loved tending her flower garden. She was a member of Holy Trinity Parish and the Altar Society at the Church. Helen is survived by three daughters, Patricia VanHulle, Oconto; Mary Jean Russell Elfner, Suring; Joan Arlend Whiting, Suring; nine grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews and cousins. Besides her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents; an infant son; an infant daughter; two sisters, Alice and Marie; a son-in-law, George VanHulle. Friends called at Holy Trinity Parish, St. Joseph Site from 8:30 to 9 a.m. Saturday, May 13, 2000. Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated at 9 a.m. Saturday at St. Joseph Site with Rev. David C. Ruby officiating. Memorials may be given to Holy Trinity Parish Church Building Fund. The Gallagher Funeral Home, Oconto assisted the family.

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Kenneth W. Trepanier Kenneth W. Trepanier, 62, of Shawano, died Tuesday, May 9, 2000, from injuries in a house fire. He was born September 25, 1937, at Oconto, the son of Ralph Trepanier and the late Florence McIntosh Trepanier. He served with the United States Air Force and was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church. He was married on October 5, 1963, at Port Washington to Joyce Keller. She preceded him in death on July 18, 1999. They owned and operated Ken's South Side Grocery for many years and he was employed by the City of Shawano Street Department, retiring in 1999. Survivors include his daughter, Michele Roger Genke of Shawano; one son, Todd (special friend, Terri Radtke) of Shawano; grandchildren, Randa and Chanden Genke, Kayla and Keegan Gast all of Shawano; his father, Ralph Trepanier of Oconto; three sisters, Arlene (John) Pacourek of Coleman, Carol Jean (Richard) Lebreck of Lakewood, Terese Trepanier of Oconto. Funeral services were Friday, May 12, at 11 a.m., at Swedberg Funeral Home of Shawano with Father Len Evers officiating. Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery with military rites conducted by the Shawano American Legion Post 117. Friends called at Swedberg Funeral Home.

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Kenneth W. Trepanier Kenneth W. Trepanier, 62, of Shawano, died Tuesday, May 9, 2000, from injuries in a house fire. He was born September 25, 1937, at Oconto, the son of Ralph Trepanier and the late Florence McIntosh Trepanier. He served with the United States Air Force and was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church. He was married on October 5, 1963, at Port Washington to Joyce Keller. She preceded him in death on July 18, 1999. They owned and operated Ken's South Side Grocery for many years and he was employed by the City of Shawano Street Department, retiring in 1999. Survivors include his daughter, Michele Roger Genke of Shawano; one son, Todd (special friend, Terri Radtke) of Shawano; grandchildren, Randa and Chanden Genke, Kayla and Keegan Gast all of Shawano; his father, Ralph Trepanier of Oconto; three sisters, Arlene (John) Pacourek of Coleman, Carol Jean (Richard) Lebreck of Lakewood, Terese Trepanier of Oconto. Funeral services were Friday, May 12, at 11 a.m., at Swedberg Funeral Home of Shawano with Father Len Evers officiating. Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery with military rites conducted by the Shawano American Legion Post 117. Friends called at Swedberg Funeral Home.

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Reverend Gerald Schmidt Reverend Gerald Schmidt, OFM, Cap., 61, Pastor of St. Ambrose Parish, Wabeno and St. Mary of the Lakes, Lakewood, Crooked Lake and Silver Cliff, died Saturday, May 13, 2000. Visitation was at St. Ambrose Church in Wabeno. A prayer service was held. Mass of Christian burial was Wednesday, May 17, at 11 a.m. at the church with Concelebrants Provincial Father Perry McDonald, St. Joseph province, Detroit and Bishop Robert A. Banks, Green Bay, and other area clergy. Memorials appreciated to Capuchin Retirement Fund or St. Ambrose Parish. Suminski Funeral Home, Wabeno assisted the family.

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Gladys Ruth Johnsen Barke Gladys Ruth Johnsen Barke, 79, Gillett, died unexpectedly at home May 7, 2000. She was born February 11, 1921 in Suring to the late Warren and Clara Grunevald Wilson. Gladys married Adolph Barke in 1940. He preceded her in death January 23, 1955. In 1959 she married Einer Johnsen; he preceded her in death March 9, 1973. Survivors include her two daughters and their families; Sandra Robert Wanner of Oneida, Sally Ann Daniel L. Hansen of Suring; her son and his family, Michael Garnet Barke of Green Bay; one brother, Glenn Wilson of Oconto; one sister, Mary Ann Betty Wilson of Peoria, IL; 10 grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren. Gladys was further preceded in death by her son, Thomas Barke, in 1995, an infant son, Adolph, her three brothers, Benjamine, Ray, and Wallace. Visitation will be held at Gruetzmacher Funeral Home in Suring Wednesday, May 10, 2000 starting at 10 a.m. Funeral services Wednesday 12 noon with Pastor Kevin Kuhn officiating. Burial in Evergreen Cemetery, Oconto, Wednesday 1:30 p.m.

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Craig R. Cisar Craig R. Cisar, 47, Oconto, died Thursday, May 4, 2000 at his home. Craig was born May 24, 1952 in Oconto to LeRoy and Audrey Ihde Cisar. Craig worked at Cruisers as an Engineer since 1971. He also worked as a volunteer EMT for Oconto Falls Area Ambulance Service. Craig was active in the Oconto Falls Lions Club, was a former parishioner and church council member of Grace Lutheran Church, Oconto Falls. Craig loved golfing, hunting, and going to the family cabin. He also enjoyed wood working. Craig was a member of Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, Peshtigo. Craig is survived by two daughters, Amy Cisar, Green Bay; Kara Cisar, Green Bay; his mother, Audrey Cisar, Oconto; good friend and former wife, Diane Cisar, Oconto Falls; five brothers, Gordon Kathy Cisar, Loveland, CO; Daniel Kathy Cisar, Peshtigo; David Cisar, Saukville; Richard Melody Cisar, Oconto; Jeffrey Amy Cisar, Oconto; and two sisters, Lynn Michael Exferd, Oconto; Jill Cisar, Appleton. Craig was preceded in death by his father, LeRoy Cisar. Funeral services were conducted 11 a.m. Monday, May 8, 2000 at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, Peshtigo with the Rev. John Shallow officiating and burial at Evergreen Cemetery.

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Michael 'M.T.' Reuter Michael 'M.T.' Reuter, 36, died May 1, 2000 in Antigo, WI. He was born March 9, 1964 in Milwaukee to Arlene Reuter and the late Bernard Reuter. He attended Holy Ghost Elementary in Milwaukee and graduated from Waukesha North High School in 1982. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, archery, outdoor activities, cooking and his dogs Bugsby, Q-Tip, and Gizmo. He is survived by his mother, Arlene Reuter, of Milwaukee; a significant other, Linnea Hills, of Lakewood, WI; one sister; two brothers; and five nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his father, maternal grandparents and one nephew. Private services were held in Lakewood. Bradley Funeral Home in Antigo assisted with arrangements.

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Mable H. Donovan-Kataja 'Terri' Mable H. Donovan-Kataja 'Terri', 61, Suring, died May 6, 2000 at her daughter's home in Denmark following a courageous battle with cancer. Terri was born August 28, 1938 in Crivitz to the late Henry and Helen Hoppe Weidemeier. She enjoyed spending time with her children and grandsons, fishing, reading, playing her keyboard, and being outdoors. Terri attended the Milwaukee Technical School and had been employed at Scott Paper. She raised six children and did home care for the elderly. Survivors include her six children; Michael Schuster of Los Angeles, CA, Debra Kris Larsen of Denmark, WI, Victoria Eighmy of Northeast, PA, Dwight Peggy Schuster of Kempner, TX, Heidi Donovan of Cecil, WI, Jenafir D.J. Garrison of Lakewood, WI; seven grandsons; five brothers, Bob, Raymond, and Alvin Weidemeier all Crivitz, Kenneth Weidemeier of Antigo, Ervin Weidemeier of St. Germaine; four sisters, Sophie Schilder of Milwaukee, Jeanine Trevor Hammet of Las Vegas, NV, Margaret Fendryk of Crivitz, Irene Roger Halquest of Blue Crossing, MI. She also left behind her special friends Dick, Audrey, Richard, Neil, Lynn and Judy. Further survived by many nieces, nephews, and cousins. Preceded in death by her parents, her brother, Peter Weidemeier, and her husband, Toivo Kataja. Gruetzmacher Funeral Home, Suring, in charge of arrangements. At Terri's request private family services will be held.

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Robert A. Schmit Robert A. Schmit, 74, 1862 S. Beaver Trail, Green Bay, died early Sunday, May 7, 2000 after a courageous battle with cancer. He proudly served his country during World War II with the U.S. Marine Corps and was a member of the Oconto chapter of the American Legion. He lived at 1532 Main and operated a warehouse resale business in Oconto for many years until his illness. He is survived by his wife, Harriet; ten children, Joanne, Jeanne, John, Jim, Janet, Jerry, Jane, Joel, Jennifer and Jill and their spouses; 15 grandchildren; two brothers; four sisters, and many wonderful friends. A memorial service will be held Wednesday, May 10 at the Fort Howard Memorial Park Chapel in Green Bay. The family will welcome visitors from 10 a.m. until noon, with the service to follow at noon. Blaney Funeral Home, Green Bay, is assisting the Schmit family. In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund will be established in his honor.

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Justine Reichelt Justine Reichelt, 92, a resident of Woodland Village Nursing Home in Suring died May 7, 2000. She was born in the Town of How to the late Ernest and Margaretta Hischke Schuettpelz on March 12, 1908. Justine was confirmed and baptized at St. John's Lutheran Church in Hayes. She married Ferdinand Reichelt. The couple lived in Illinois many years. Ferdinand preceded her in death in 1980. Justine was a very family oriented individual who returned to Suring in 1990 to be close to her brothers, sisters, and her hometown and many other descendants of her family. She was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church in Hayes. Survivors include her daughter, Jewel Dennis 'Buz' Gerches of Bedford, IN; her son, Fred Diane Reichelt of Danville, CA; two grandchildren, Christine Todd Tuescher of Castro Valley, CA; Brian Reichelt of New York City; one great-grandchild, Tyler Jacob Tuescher of Castro Valley, CA. Justine was preceded in death by four brothers and two sisters. Visitation will be held Thursday, May 11, 2000 at St. John's Lutheran Church in Hayes beginning at 10 a.m. Funeral services 11 a.m. with Pastor Russell Kampfer officiating. Burial in the church cemetery. Gruetzmacher Funeral Home, Suring, in charge of arrangements.

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Walter Ellmann Funeral services for Oconto native and former resident Walter Ellmann, will be held Saturday, May 13, at 4 p.m. at Holy Trinity Church, St. Joseph site.

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Mrs. Gordon 'Isabel' Zillmer Mrs. Gordon (Isabel) Zillmer, 84, 969 Mather St., died Monday, May 1, 2000. She was born July 8, 1915 in Green Bay to the late William and Anna (Basten) Adriaens. On September 14, 1938, she married Gordon Zillmer at St. Willebrord Catholic Church. Survivors include her husband, Gordon; one son, William Zillmer, Sr. Madison; two grandchildren, William Zillmer Jr., Julie and Steven Cary, all of Madison. She was preceded in death by two sisters, Lucy Thompson and Gertrude Adriaens. Friends may call at Annunciation Catholic Church, 401 Gray St. from 9:30 to 11 a.m. Thursday. The Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at the church with the Rev. Joseph Coopmans O.Praem officiating. Entombment will be in Allouez Catholic Mausoleum. Isabel’s family would like to express a special thank you to the nurses and staff of Woodside Lutheran Home for their kindness and friendship. Blaney Funeral Home is assisting the family.

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Florence T. Van Deurzen Florence T. Van Deurzen, 82, De Pere, died unexpectedly on May 5, 2000. She is the daughter of the late Albert and Louise (Willems) Vander Heiden. Florence was born on Oct. 31, 1917, in De Pere, where she was a lifelong resident. She married Leo H. Van Deurzen on Sept. 16, 1941. He preceded her in death on Feb. 27, 2000. Florence was a lifelong member of St. Mary Catholic Community of De Pere, where she was a kitchen helper for funerals and belonged to the St. Mary’s Christian Ladies. She was a volunteer at St. Vincent De Paul and was employed by the Lee Store for over 20 years. Florence was a very special woman who cherished and loved her family, especially her grandchildren, friends and neighbors. She lovingly devoted 33 years to caring for her disabled husband, Leo. Her greatest joy was caring for, giving, and helping others. She will be sadly missed by all who knew her, especially her children who were privileged to have had her for a mother. She is survived by her three sons, Joseph & Teri (Mickelson) Van Deurzen, De Pere, John & Patricia (Klarkowski) Van Deurzen, Overland Park, Kan., James Van Deurzen & fiancé Rosanne Cheeseman, Mazomanie; two daughters, Mary & Glenn Schmidt, Green Bay, and Margaret Van Deurzen, Green Bay. She is also survived by four grandchildren, Cheryl Cappucci, Jerry Van Deurzen, Daniel and Paul Schmidt, one-great-grandchild, Marina Maney; two sisters-in-law, Elizabeth Vanden Elzen and Agnes Hannon, both of De Pere. She was preceded in death by her husband, Leo Van Deurzen; and granddaughter, Teresa; six sisters, Martha, Bertha, Emma, Kay, Hattie, Marie, and two brothers, Neil and Lawrence. Visitation will continue from noon until the time of service Monday, May 8, 2000 (today), at St. Mary Catholic Community, Pope John XXIII Circle off Sportsman Drive, town of Ledgeview. Mass of Christian Burial 1:30 p.m. at the church, with the Rev. Gery Meehan O.Praem. officiating. Entombment will be in the Allouez Chapel Mausoleum. Cotter Funeral Home, 860 N. Webster Ave., De Pere, is assisting the family.

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Johnathan D. Shaline Johnathan D. Shaline, 20, Green Bay, died Sunday, April 30, 2000 as a result of an automobile accident. He was born February 26, 1980 in Milwaukee to John and Phyllis (Dhuey) Shaline. In 1994, he graduated from Green Bay Christian School. In 1998, he graduated from Pulaski High School where he ran cross-country and track until an injury when he was 16 years of age. He was baptized at and a former member of Bethel Baptist Church. Presently he was a freshman at University of Wisconsin-Parkside in Kenosha. He was a motorcycle, go-kart, and dirt bike enthusiast. He enjoyed boating, water skiing, downhill skiing, snowmobiling, and especially spending time with his brothers. Survivors include his parents, John O. and Phyllis Shaline of Green Bay; two brothers, Jordan and James; at home; maternal grandmother, Dorothy Dhuey of Casco, Wis; paternal step grandmother, Irma Shaline of Rockford, Ill.; guardian parents, Joseph and Sandra Gilson of Green Bay; and many other aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends. He was preceded in death by his maternal grandfather, Goldie Dhuey and paternal grandparents, William E. and Emma Shaline. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Tuesday at Lyndahl Funeral Home, Lombardi Avenue at Ridge Road, and after 9 a.m. Wednesday at Green Bay Community Church, 600 Cardinal Lane, where the funeral service will be at 10 a.m. with Rev. Joe Urcavich officiating. A memorial fund has been established in Johnathan’s name for Paul’s Pantry to feed those who are hungry.

I’d like the memory of me to be a happy one. I’d like to leave an afterglow of smiles when life is done. I’d like to leave an echo whispering softly down the ways, Of happy times and laughing times And bright and sunny days. I’d like the tears of those who grieve, To dry before the sun Of happy memories that I leave when my life is done.

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Kathleen T. ‘Kaye’ Rickert Kathleen T. “Kaye” (neé Turppa) Rickert, 63, of Green Bay died Friday, May 5, 2000, at her home. She was born May 10, 1936, in Niagara. Friends may call at Blaney Funeral Home, 1521 Shawano Ave., on Friday from 4 to 8 p.m. with a parish wake service held at 7 p.m. Friends may also call at St. Agnes Catholic Church, 1484 Ninth St., Saturday from 9:30 to 11 a.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. at the church with the Revs. Richard Getchel and William Rickert officiating. Entombment will be in Allouez Catholic Mausoleum. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Notre Dame Academy and Unity Hospice.

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Mrs. Harold 'Ella' McVey Mrs. Harold (Ella) McVey, 90, Green Bay, died Monday, May 1, 2000 at a local nursing home. Ella was born in New Franken on July 23, 1909 to the late Octave and Rose (Destiche) Pigeon. She married Harold T. McVey on October 29, 1939 and he preceded her in death on August 22, 1984. Ella worked as an aide at St. Vincent Hospital in the late 1920’s. Harold and Ella worked as cheese makers in Collins, Wis and later at Bay View Cheese Factory in Dyckesville until 1956. After moving to Green Bay, she worked at the Green Bay Canning Company and later as a waitress at both the Riverside Ballroom and the Beaumont Hotel. Ella was a member of SS. Peter and Paul Parish and the Ladies Altar Society. Ella is survived by one daughter and son-in-law: Mary and Thomas Seabury of North Weymouth, Mass.; three grandchildren, Elevena (Patrick) Allen of Seattle, Wash. Heather Seabury and Adam Seabury both of North Weymouth, Mass.; two great-grandchildren, August Lynne and Pattie Jane Allen of Seattle, Wash.; one brother, Alvin Pigeon of Green Bay; sisters-in-law, brother-in-law, many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, Harold; four brothers, Harold, Vernon, Aloysius and Clarence Pigeon; four sisters, Edith Sorensen, Mercedes Heier, Grace Mathias and Lorraine Pigeon. Friends may call at MALCORE Funeral Home, University Avenue at Baird Street, Saturday 9 a.m. until the time of the service. Mass of Christian Burial Saturday 11:30 a.m. at SS. Peter and Paul Church with the Rev. Thomas Farrell officiating. SS. Peter and Paul Ladies Altar Society rosary in the church prior to the funeral. Burial at Allouez Catholic Cemetery.

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Mrs. Melvin T. 'Dorothy' Mason Mrs. Melvin T. (Dorothy) Mason, 80, De Pere died Friday, April 28, 2000 at a local nursing home. The daughter of the late Peter and Odele (Otis) Jansen was born January 4, 1920 in De Pere. She was a graduate of Nicolet High School, attended Badger Business College, Green Bay and was employed at Wisconsin Public Service until 1947. Dorothy married Melvin T. Mason on October 26, 1946 at St. Boniface Church, De Pere. He preceded her in death on December 10, 1998. Dorothy was a member of the St. Boniface Christian Mothers. Survivors include her children and spouses, Virginia “Ginny” Mason, Green Bay; Jeff Mason, De Pere; Paul and Mary Mason, De Pere; Mike and Patti Mason, De Pere; Nancy and Gary Green, De Pere; nine grandchildren, Shane, Kara and special friend Jason Zielinski, Jennifer, Adam, David and Travis Mason, Heather (Gabe) Vandenbush, Danielle Green and fiance Brandt Wiebold, Kristin Green and fiance Jason Bovee; three great-grandchildren, Ashley and Joseph Vandenbush and Healy Throndson; a brother Robert and Marge Jansen, De Pere; a special friend Marie Lindner, De Pere. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Mel, and a brother Harold. Friends may call at Our Lady of Lourdes Church, De Pere on Monday from 5-7 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial at 7 p.m. Monday at the Church. Entombment in Allouez Mausoleum. Ryan Funeral Home, De Pere is assisting the family. In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund has been established for the Alzheimer’s Association. The family extends special thanks to the staffs at Renaissance Assisted Living and Rennes Health Center for their kindnesses.

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Mrs. Melvin T. 'Dorothy' Mason Mrs. Melvin T. (Dorothy) Mason, 80, De Pere died Friday, April 28, 2000 at a local nursing home. The daughter of the late Peter and Odele (Otis) Jansen was born January 4, 1920 in De Pere. She was a graduate of Nicolet High School, attended Badger Business College, Green Bay and was employed at Wisconsin Public Service until 1947. Dorothy married Melvin T. Mason on October 26, 1946 at St. Boniface Church, De Pere. He preceded her in death on December 10, 1998. Dorothy was a member of the St. Boniface Christian Mothers. Survivors include her children and spouses, Virginia “Ginny” Mason, Green Bay; Jeff Mason, De Pere; Paul and Mary Mason, De Pere; Mike and Patti Mason, De Pere; Nancy and Gary Green, De Pere; nine grandchildren, Shane, Kara and special friend Jason Zielinski, Jennifer, Adam, David and Travis Mason, Heather (Gabe) Vandenbush, Danielle Green and fiance Brandt Wiebold, Kristin Green and fiance Jason Bovee; three great-grandchildren, Ashley and Joseph Vandenbush and Healy Throndson; a brother Robert and Marge Jansen, De Pere; a special friend Marie Lindner, De Pere. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Mel, and a brother Harold. Friends may call at Our Lady of Lourdes Church, De Pere on Monday from 5-7 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial at 7 p.m. Monday at the Church. Entombment in Allouez Mausoleum. Ryan Funeral Home, De Pere is assisting the family. In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund has been established for the Alzheimer’s Association. The family extends special thanks to the staffs at Renaissance Assisted Living and Rennes Health Center for their kindnesses.

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Margaret I. 'Patzke' Lovell Margaret I. (Patzke) Lovell, age 57, of Louisville, Tenn. passed away Saturday, April 22 at home following a courageous battle with A.L.S. Marge was a graduate of St. Joseph’s Academy, Green Bay and received her Doctor of Philosophy at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville. She taught medical ethics at the University of Tennessee and at Maryville College in Maryville, Tennessee. She loved working with stained glass and created many beautiful windows, lamps, and other items. She is preceded in death by two sisters, Mary Ann and Carolyn Patzke and by her nephew, Zachary Patzke. Survivors include her husband, Ralph J. Lovell, stepchildren, Linda Lovell and her husband, Jack of Colorado, John Lovell and his wife Vickie of California and Ann Lovell and her husband Ron of South Carolina. She had one step-grandchild, Brad Lovell of California; parents Terrence and Rosemary Patzke of Green Bay; sister and brother-in-law, Theresa and Chris Guiver of California; brothers and sisters-in-law, Bill and Jane Patzke of De Pere, Tom and Doreen Patzke of Sobieski, Steve and Lori Patzke of Michigan and Joe and Catherine Patzke of California. Also, several nieces and nephews and many aunts, uncles and cousins. There will be visitation on Monday, May 1 at 10 a.m. at St. Isadore and Edwards Church, Flintville, followed by a funeral service 11 a.m. Interment will be in the church cemetery. A memorial fund has been established to help in the fight against diabetes.

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Lorraine C. Lemmens Lorraine C. Lemmens, 83, Denmark, died peacefully Friday evening, May 5, 2000, at a Green Bay nursing home. The daughter of the late Cornelius and Anna (Brosig) VandenLangenberg was born April 28, 1917, in Green Bay. The former Lorraine VandenLangenberg married George R. Lemmens May 12, 1937, at St. Francis Xavier Cathedral in Green Bay. He preceded her in death April 28, 1999. Lorraine was employed at Larsen Canning Company for over 15 years. She enjoyed playing cards, sewing and spending time with her friends and especially her family. Lorraine was a devoted and loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother who will be missed by all who knew her. Survivors include three sons and two daughters-in-law, Kenneth R. Lemmens, Ashwaubenon, Darrell R. and Jane Lemmens, Toby and Pam Lemmens, all of Denmark; 11 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren; one sister, Hilda Tilkens, Allouez; two sisters-in-law, Geraldine (Bernard) Brosig, Eaton, and Dorothy Lemmens, Bellevue; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. She was further preceded in death by one brother, Norbert VandenLangenberg. Friends may call at Knutson-Cotter Funeral Home, 536 County R, Denmark, Tuesday, May 9, 2000, from 4 to 8 p.m. Parish prayer service 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. The visitation will continue after 9 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home until cortege leaves for church. Mass of Christian Burial 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at All Saints Catholic Church with Monsignor Robert F. Gulig and the Rev. Donald Feller concelebrating. Entombment at Shrine of the Good Shepherd Mausoleum, Bay Settlement.

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Francis James Lee Francis James Lee, 84, Green Bay, died on Friday evening, April 28, 2000, at St. Mary’s Hospital. He was born on Sept. 10, 1915, in Mount Vernon, Wash., the son of the late Mary Detweiler and James Lee. Lee served in the National Guard as a Machine Gunner prior to World War II. He worked for the Chicago & Northwestern Railroad for 34 years until his retirement in 1975. Lee continued working as a Security Officer for Four Winds Security at the Regency Office Building. He was a member of the Third Order of Saint Francis, enjoyed hunting and fishing. Lee loved spending time with his children and grandchildren. Lee is survived by his children, Mary and Jim Curran, Denis and Kathy Lee, Michael Lee, John and Susan Lee, Patty Lee, Margaret Lee, Michael and Barbara DeNamur, Mary DeNamur, Debbie and Jeff School; his grandchildren, Susan and John Sullivan, Nick Curran, Sean and Marcia Lee, Aaron Lee, Troy Lee, Kelly Lee, Jasmine DeNamur, Christie DeNamur, Aaron P. Lee; great-grandchildren, Alaina Sullivan, Jack Sullivan and Seth Lee; five brothers and several in-laws, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Rhoda, and his second wife, Barbara; one son, James; two brothers and one sister. Friends may call from 4 to 7 p.m. on Monday, May 1, 2000 (today), at Schauer & Schumacher Funeral Home, 340 S. Monroe Ave. Parish Wake Service 7 p.m. at the funeral home with Kevin DiCamillo. Visitation will continue after 11 a.m. on Tuesday, May 2, 2000, at Annunciation Catholic Church, 401 Gray St. Mass of Christian Burial at noon at the church with Msgr. Roy Klister officiating. Burial at Allouez Catholic Cemetery. The family would like to offer a special thank you to Patty Lee and Mary DeNamur for their kind care of Dad. Schauer & Schumacher Funeral Home (432-4841) is assisting the family.

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Olaf L. Larson 'Ole' Olaf L. Larson (Ole) died at a local nursing home after a long illness and disability at age 84. He was born in Fort Dodge, Iowa, February 2, 1916 to Chris and Ingar Larson who preceded him in death. He attended University of Iowa and St. Olaf College. In November 1941 he volunteered as a cadet in the Army Air Corps and received training at Oxnard in California, Randolph Field and Kelly Field in Texas, qualifying as 1st pilot on C-54 ferrying missions from the U.S. to France and Casablanca. He was also a flight instructor on B24’s and was flight control officer in charge of tower at Bolling Field. In 1942-43 he spent 7 months on special assignment with the Military Attache in Asuncion, Paraguary where he and his 7-member crew received honorary recognition by the Paraguaryan Air Force. On November 24, 1943 he married Mary B. Waite in Tucson, Arizona where he was stationed at Davis-Monthan Field. He was discharged December 1945 at the rank of Captain. Olaf is survived by his wife of 56 years, Mary; children, David Larson (Janis), Stamford, Ct., Karen David (Al) and their son, Timothy David, Elk Grove Ill., Martha Wells (Roger), Bozman, Mt.; granddaughter Kristyn Remington (Bill) Wausau, and great-granddaughter, Amber Remington, and a sister, Dorothy Larson, Green Bay. After leaving the service he worked for Timken Roller Bearing in Minneapolis, and in 1949 he accepted a position as Branch Manager for American Mutual Liability Insurance Co. and moved his family to Green Bay. He made the decision to stay in Green Bay rather than be transferred to Milwaukee, and he remained in the insurance business for many years as an independent agent. He was a former member of Downtown Kiwanis Club, the Oneida Golf Club, American Legion, Family Service Board, Green Bay Board of Insurance Agents, an elder in the Presbyterian Church and ardent supporter of the YMCA. Friends and family may call at First United Presbyterian Church, 605 N. Webster Avenue, De Pere from 1-2 p.m. on Saturday, May 6, 2000. There will be a memorial service immediately following the visitation at 2 p.m. at the church with Pastor Ted Tromble officiating. Cotter Funeral Home of De Pere, 336-8702, is assisting the family with arrangements. The family would like to thank Dr. Jeremy Green and the caring staff at Santa Maria who were always so nice to us. In lieu of flowers and other expressions of sympathy, please make a donation to the charity of your choice in Olaf’s name.

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Genevieve Bertha Kolarik Genevieve Bertha Kolarik, 86, Denmark, passed away Wednesday April 26, 2000 at a local nursing home. The daughter of the late Andrew and Josephine (Rozmarynowski) Niemczewski-Mencheski was born February 24, 1914 in the town of Glenmore. Genevieve married William Kolarik from Pelishek Corners on June 16, 1936 at Holy Trinity Church, Pine Grove. They were married for 42 years. He preceded her in death on January 29, 1978. She worked at St. Vincent Hospital during her youth, farmed with her husband for 42 years, and was an active, social person who took trips and helped people with their needs. Survivors include six sons and one daughter, Rudolph and Jeanette Kolarik, Denmark, Phyllis and David Oakes, Florida, James Kolarik, Denmark, Gerald Kolarik, Green Bay, Gary and Linda Kolarik, Denmark, Thomas Kolarik, Denmark, Danny Kolarik, Denmark; 21 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; three sisters, twin sister, Eva Allen, Florida, Rosalie and Gerald Herriges, West Bend, Irene Rosman, Green Bay; two sisters-in-law, Mary Mencheski, Green Bay, Leona Mencheski, Manitowoc; two brothers, Felix and Ester Mencheski, Denmark, Aloyise Mancheski, Cooperstown. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, William; three sisters, and six brothers. Friends may call at Knutson/Cotter Funeral Home, 863-2411, 536 Cty R Denmark, from 4 to 9 p.m. Friday. There will be a Parish Prayer Service at 8 p.m. Visitation will continue on Saturday at the funeral home from 9 a.m. until the procession leaves for church. Mass of Christian Burial 10 a.m. Saturday at Holy Trinity Catholic Church New Denmark with the Rev. Alan Oakes officiating. (Rev. Oakes is Genevieve’s grandson from Austin, Texas.) and Msgr. Robert Gulig. Burial will be in the church cemetery. The family would like to extend a special thanks to the generous, time-giving, helpful people and agencies; staff of St. Vincent Hospital; Dr. Todd Gallion and Prevea staff; Bellin Hospital staff; Dr. Michael Bernacki and staff; Dr. Bharat Pathakjee; Pain Management Consultants of Green Bay; staff of Unity Hospice, Paula, Debra, and Julie Hansen for all their care and concern.

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Joan Lou 'Gouine' Keller Joan Lou (Gouine) Keller, 69, of Green Bay, a former Shawano resident, died Saturday, May 6, at a local nursing home. She was born Feb. 22, 1931, to the late Leo and Mildred Bayer Gouine in Detroit, Mich. She was married to Carl Keller, who preceded her in death in 1989. She was employed at Shawano Memorial Hospital until her retirement six years ago. She also was a volunteer for the Brown County Commission on Aging. Survivors include one daughter, Mrs. Dale (Joy) Tisch of Abrams; two sons, John (Carol) of Sparks, Nev., and Jeffery of Green Bay; five grandchildren, Heather and Chris Dreier of Green Bay, Cory and Lisa Tisch of Green Bay, and Matthew, Rose and Samuel Keller of Sparks, Nev.; seven brothers, Dale (Stella), Jim (Patty), Richard (Kay), Dennis (Karen), Bob (Arlene), all of Michigan, Larry (Dorothy) of Shawano and Roger of Green Bay; and one sister, Mrs. Chuck (Dorothy) Ahrent of Michigan; numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Carl; a sister, Margaret Irene; and one granddaughter, Jessica Ann Tisch. Funeral services will be held Monday, May 8 (today) at 8 p.m. at Ryan Funeral Home in De Pere. Visitation will be from 4 p.m. until service time. The family would like to extend a special thank you to the staff at Western Village Nursing Home for their kind and compassionate care.

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Mr. Willard J. 'Bill' Gerrits Mr. Willard J. “Bill” Gerrits, 73, 1152 Loch Dr., passed away peacefully at home, with his wife at his side, Saturday, April 22, 2000. He was born March 19, 1927, in Amery, Wis., to the late George and Regina (Van Asten) Gerrits. Mr. Gerrits served his county in the U.S. Army. He married Esther Lemmens on February 5, 1972. Bill was employed as a truck driver by Fairmont Foods for 36 years, before retiring in 1984. He enjoyed bowling and playing cards with family and friends. He is survived by his wife, Esther; three daughters and two sons-in-law, Gerri and James Schumann, Tripoli; Rose and Dana Kiesling, Sandwich, Ill.; Debbie Hutchenson, Denver, Colo.; a son, Wayne Malezewski, Appleton, Wis.; five stepchildren and their spouses, Joyce and Steve Libal, Little Meadows, Penn.; Chris and Merlin Vande Walle, Crivitz; Donna VanEycke, Jack and Lou Ann VanEycke, Lori and Bob Becker, all of Green Bay; 16 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Alvin and Norma Gerrits, Oneida; Roy and Sylvia Gerrits, Green Bay; four sisters, Jean Verheyden and her friend, Lloyd Kropp, Seymour; Margaret Kropp, Martha Nicholson and Ann Wagner, all of Green Bay; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, John “Flash” Lemmens, Green Bay; Arnold and Verna Lemmens, Black Creek; Bernard “Chief” and Kathy Lemmens, Josephine Coenen, Mickey and Andy Hoes, all of Green Bay; Anna Abel, Menasha; Martha Melchert, Black Creek; Sally and Ernie Ossman, Seymour; and Harriet and Ken Rolkoski, Green Bay. He is also survived by many other relatives and special friends. He was preceded in death by his parents; one son, Larry Gerrits; one brother, Sylvester Gerrits; four brothers-in-law, and a very special friend and sister-in-law, Audie Lemmens. Friends may call at Blaney Funeral Home, 1521 Shawano Ave., from 3 to 8 p.m. today. The Parish Wake Service will be at 4 p.m. today. Friends may also call at St. Agnes Catholic Church, 1484 Ninth St., from 10 to 11 a.m. Wednesday. The Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the church with the Rev. Richard Getchel officiating. Burial will be in St. John the Baptist Cemetery, Village of Howard. Esther would like to extend a heartful thank you to Unity Hospice, Dawn, Heidi, Kaye, Dr. Bayer and Dr. Anderas. A special thank you to her Godchild and Bill’s favorite niece, Sherry Lemmens. LIFE’S JOURNEY Shed your tears and Let them flow Because we all know I have to go. My journey has started I’m not afraid It is for you that I Continue to pray. My life here was good Exciting and full Filled with family and Friends when I needed a pull. To make my family proud Was my main goal I leave you now with only Love in my soul I have no regrets This I want you to know Please take care of each other it’s my time to go. Goodbye for now I’m still in your hearts Be strong for me While we are apart I am with him now What a beautiful feeling This is all part of GOD’S Glorious healing. Written by: Sherry Lemmens

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Albert L. Geohegan Albert L. Geohegan, age 81, formerly of Villa West and 212 Iroquois Ave., died Tuesday, May 2, 2000 at a local nursing home. He was born October 10, 1918 in Chicago, Ill. to the late Joseph and Josephine (Baeb) Geohegan. After moving to Green Bay, he graduated from St. Joseph Grade School and West High School. During World War II Mr. Geohegan served in the U.S. Army. He had been employed at the White Store and later Diana (Kendall) Mfg. Mr. Geohegan was a life long member of St. Joseph Parish and was also a member of the American Legion Post #11. Survivors include: two brothers and a sister-in-law, Joseph Geohegan of Green Bay, Paul and Beth Geohegan of Lacombe, Louisiana; three sisters and a brother-in-law, Mrs. Howard (Lois) Hickey, Nora and John Hickey, Mrs. Harold (Jeanette) Geurts, all of Green Bay, many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Jan Geohegan; three sisters-in-law, Mary, Ethel and Jeanie Geohegan; two brothers-in-law, Howard Hickey and Harold (Gus) Geurts. Friends may call at St. Joseph Catholic Church, corner of Ninth Street and 12th Ave. on Saturday from 9-10 a.m. The Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at the church with Rev. Michael Ingold officiating. Burial will be in Fort Howard Memorial Park. Blaney Funeral Home is assisting the family.

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Carl R. Doemel Carl R. Doemel, 88, died Friday, April 21, 2000 at a local nursing home. He was born November 1, 1911 to John and Jessie (Mc Cutcheon) Doemel in Stockbridge, Wisconsin. On July 20, 1935, he married Lydia Fifield in Green Bay; she preceded him in death September 7, 1995. He had been employed by Norcor Manufacturing for 24 years and then Diana Manufacturing for 15 years, retiring in 1976. He was a member of Pilgrim Lutheran Church. He is survived by three sons and three daughters-in-law, Rodger and Janice Doemel, Shawano Wisconsin, Tim and Mary Doemel, Florence, Wisconsin and Alwin and Betty Doemel, Green Bay; three daughters and four sons-in-law, Jessie and George Buys, Cape Coral, Florida, Joan and Jim Wolfe, Crivitz, Wisconsin, Cheryl and Bob Martin, Maribel, Wisconsin and Mike Barribeau, Green Bay; one brother, Curtis Doemel, Northome, Minnesota; and four sisters-in-law, Cora Mork, Suring, Lura Goddard, Green Bay, Louise Fifield, Gillett and Dolores Doemel, White Lake. He was also preceded in death by one daughter, Cora Barribeau and four grandchildren, Tim Doemel, Jr., Dennis Wolfe, Mark Doemel, and Michelle Doemel. Friends may call after 10 a.m. Tuesday (TODAY) at Pilgrim Lutheran Church where the funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. with Rev. Gregory Hoffmann officiating. Burial will be in Nicolet Memorial Garden. Lyndahl Funeral Home is assisting the family. A memorial fund has been established. The family would like to say thank you to the staff at Western Village for taking care of Dad.

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Mrs. Ken 'Fern' Derouin Mrs. Ken (Fern) Derouin, 77, of 2790 So. Ridge Rd., died Thursday, April 20, 2000, at a local nursing home. Fern was born October 25, 1922, in Bellevue, to the late Matthew and Nettie (Parins) Denisson. She married Kenneth Derouin on June 11, 1942, at St. Matthew’s Catholic Church, Green Bay. Fern and Kenneth farmed all of their lives prior to retirement in 1975. She was a lifetime member of the VFW Auxiliary. Survivors include her husband, children, Ann Derouin, Green Bay, Buck Derouin, De Pere, Bill and Pat Derouin, De Pere, Nancy and Jim Thomas, Elkhart Lake, Ed and Maria Derouin, Green Bay, Jim and Karen Derouin, De Pere, Sandy and Michael Del Giacco, De Pere; 19 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; her siblings and their spouses, Roman and Agnes Denisson, Orland and Elaine Denisson, Janice and Robert Cavil, Mrs. Vernon (Kathleen) Van Beek, Mary and Norbert Gillis, Lois and Richard Mickulsky, Peter and Theresa Denisson, and one sister-in-law, Cathy. She was preceded in death by her parents and one brother, Matt, Jr. Friends may call at Ryan Funeral Home, 305 N. Tenth St., De Pere, Sunday, from 4-8 p.m. Prayer Service 8 p.m. Visitation will continue Monday from 10-11 a.m. at Nativity Parish. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrate at 11 a.m. with the Rev. James Hablewitz officiating. Entombment in the Allouez Mausoleum. The family wishes to extend a special thank you to the staff at Rennes Nursing Home fort their loving care and support.

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Ruth M. Denis Ruth M. Denis, 85, De Pere, died Wednesday at a local nursing home. She was born August 25, 1914 in Green Bay to the late Matthew and Sadie (Aldrich) Sutton. She married William H. Denis February 2, 1937 in Green Bay. He preceded her in death May 30, 1967. Ruth was an avid painter and loved to knit. She is survived by two sons, Richard S. Green Bay and Michael R. Atlanta Ga.; two grandchildren. She was preceded in death by one brother, Michael S. Utton; one sister, Pattie Crutters. Friends may call after 4 p.m. Friday and after 11 a.m. Saturday at Schauer & Schumacher. Funeral 3 p.m. Saturday with Rev. Gary Pierce officiating. Burial Allouez Cemetery. A special thank you to the staff at Manor Care East.

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Doris Mae Ambrosius Doris Mae Ambrosius, age 63, of 451 Orlando Drive, De Pere, died Sunday at St. Vincent Hospital following a courageous battle with cancer. Doris was born on June 30, 1936, in the Town of Howard to the late Benjamin and Evelyn (Stordeur) Huben. Doris married George Ambrosius on Aug. 8, 1953, at St. John the Baptist Church in Howard. She was a homemaker and enjoyed her time with the Christian Mothers organization. Survivors include her husband, George; her mother, Mrs. Benjamin (Evelyn) Huben; four sons, Dale (Cheryl) of De Pere, Tom (Debbie) of Pulaski, Paul of De Pere, and Jack (Lori) of De Pere; two daughters, Barb (Tom) Spang of Green Bay, and Lois (Randy) Burt of Kaukauna; six grandchildren, Christina and Melinda Spang of Green Bay, Samantha and Robert Burt of Kaukauna, and Kyle and Megan Ambrosius of Pulaski; one brother, Robert Huben of Green Bay; and two sisters, Florence (Harold) Rentmeester of Green Bay and Mary (Clayton) VanEnkevort of Lakewood. She was preceded in death by her father and one sister, Patsy. Friends may call at Ryan Funeral Home Tuesday, May 9, from 4 to 8 p.m. with a 7 p.m. prayer service. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Wednesday, May 10, at 10:30 a.m. at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church in De Pere. Entombment in the Allouez Mausoleum. Memorial funds may be made to the American Cancer Society. The family would like to extend a special thank you to the ninth-floor staff at St. Vincent Hospital for their thoughtful and compassionate care.

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Eugene 'Gene' J. Albers Eugene “Gene” J. Albers, 80, died Thursday evening, April 27, 2000, at a local hospital, in the company of his wife and six children. He was born in West De Pere on February 22, 1920, to the late George and Harriet (Denissen) Albers. In December, 1941, Gene enlisted in the Army Air Corps. He advanced to the rank of First Lieutenant and piloted a B24 Liberator Bomber with the 8th Air Force in England. He flew 30 missions and was awarded the Air Medal for Meritorious Service. Gene was discharged in 1945. On January 25, 1947 he married Mary E. Gomach at the Cathedral in Green Bay. Gene was self-employed as a fuel oil distributor in the Green Bay area for many years, selling his business in 1976. He worked for the City of Green Bay for eight years as a Bridge-tender before retiring in 1983. Gene enjoyed golfing, bowling, and fishing. Gene and Mary spent many happy summers at their trailer on the Cloverleaf Lakes. After enjoying the holidays with family, they would winter in Florida or the Southwestern States. They discovered Las Vegas on one of their winter trips and lived there from 1986 until last summer, when they moved back to Green Bay. He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Mary; two daughters, Carole Bailey, Milwaukee, and Beth and Dave McIntyre, Tucson, Arizona; four sons, Mike Albers and special friend Paula Spurlock, Waco, Texas, Tom and Debbie Albers, Dick and Terry Albers, and Steve and Laurie Albers, all of Green Bay; nine grandchildren, Justin Bailey, Brian, Maggie and Dan Albers, Tara and Amy Albers, Leon Albers, Michael and Eugene McIntyre; and special family friend Deena Perleberg; five sisters, Helen (Norb) Van Vonderen, De Pere, Katie and Frank DuPuis, De Pere, Della and Robert Collaer, Green Bay, Marie and Bob Denissen, Green Bay, Blanche and Jerry Eckers, Clintonville; three sisters-in-law, Grace (Clem) Albers, De Pere, Bernice (Bob) Gomach and Alice (Bill) Heesaker, both of Green Bay; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; one brother, Clem Albers; five brothers-in-law, and two sisters-in-law. Friends may call at St. Bernard Church, 2040 Hillside Lane, on Monday, from 9:30 a.m. until the time of the service. Mass of Christian Burial will be held 11 a.m. Monday at the church with the Rev. Jerome Pastors officiating. MALCORE Funeral Home is assisting the family. Gene’s family wishes to extend their appreciation to the doctors who gave him such good care and to the nurses on 7th and 9th floor at St. Vincent Hospital who made him so comfortable in his last hours.

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Adolph Fulton Marcheske Adolph Fulton Marcheske, 96, of Hartford, WI, died Saturday, April 29, 2000 at Hartford Memorial Hospital. Adolph was born April 29, 1904 in Oconto, WI to the late Karl and Anna Krause Marcheske. He later married Elsie Hein; she preceded him in death. During his lifetime he worked as a dairy farmer. He attended St. John's Lutheran Church in Hayes, WI. Survivors include one daughter, Jane LaRue Hansen, Hartford, WI; one son, Ralph Trudy Marcheske, Sheboygan, WI; two sisters, Martha Sommer and Sophie Lorier, both of Sheboygan; two brothers, Clarence Marcheske, Sheboygan; Walter Marcheske, Menasha, WI; five grandchildren and spouses; other relatives and friends. Visitation will be held Wednesday, May 3, 2000 at St. John's Lutheran Church, Suring from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Funeral service will be conducted 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Church, Rev. Russell Kampfer officiating. Burial will be in St. John's Lutheran Cemetery, Suring.

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Michael A. Gilbert, Jr. Michael A. Gilbert, Jr., 16, son of Michael and Karen Kienitz Gilbert, Sr. of W11600 26th Rd., Pound died in an auto accident Friday, April 28, 2000 in Marinette County. He was born July 21, 1983 at Marinette and was a sophomore at Coleman High School. Mike was a member of St. Matthew Ev. Lutheran Church, Town of Beaver and enjoyed working on trucks and cars. Surviving besides his parents are two sisters, Wendy and Kayla both at home; paternal grandparents, Jan and George Sanders of Tomahawk; maternal grandparents, Delmar and Sylvia Kienitz of Pound; great-grandmother, Ger-trude Marquardt of Coleman, and aunts and uncles. Friends called at St. Matthew Evangelical Lutheran Church, Town of Beaver Hwy 64 from 11 a.m. Monday until the time of services. Funeral services were held Monday at 2 p.m. at the church with Rev. Mark Hannemann officiating. Burial was in St. Matthew Ev. Lutheran Cemetery, Town of Pound. Rhodes-Charapata Funeral Home, Coleman assisted the family with arrangements.

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Bernice A. Shallow Bernice A. Shallow, 75, of W8892 East 2nd Rd., Coleman died Saturday, April 29, 2000 at Rennes Health Center-East, Peshtigo. The daughter of the late Camille and Irene Belongia Charlier was born June 7, 1924 in Coleman. Bernice was married to Peter Shallow on September 4, 1943 at St. Peter Catholic Church, Oconto. She made wedding cakes for 30 years and made a stuffed teddy bear which was sent to General Norman Schwartzkopf. Bernice worked at Coleman Products for several years. She was a member of St. Ann Altar Society of Ss. Francis & Wenceslaus Church, Coleman, an honor member of the Equity Homemakers Society and was involved in making arts and crafts. Surviving are her husband, Peter Shallow; two sons, Patrick Joanne Shallow of McClure, IL and Tom Ginger Shallow of Neenah; two daughters, Debbie Tim Boyle of Aurora, IL and Tammy Chuck Steinke of Manitowoc; six grandchildren, four great-grandchildren; and 10 brothers and sisters. She was preceded in death by one daughter, Susan Marie and a grandson, Michael Shallow. Friends called on Sunday at Rhodes-Charapata Funeral Home, Coleman, where a parish wake service was held. Funeral Mass was conducted 11 a.m. Monday at Ss. Francis & Wenceslaus Church, Coleman. Rev. John Hephner officiated with burial in St. John Cemetery, Coleman.

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Juanita 'Sis' Boes Juanita 'Sis' Boes, 69, of Oconto, died Saturday, April 29, 2000 at Bay Area Medical Center, Marinette. 'Sis' was born October 16, 1930 in Oconto to the late Harry and Eunice Curran Sohrweide. 'Sis' sang with the Mary Melody Maids in high school. She was an avid bowler and loved playing bingo. 'Sis' is survived by two daughters, Kathy Francis Pecor, Elko, NV; Karen Terry Pillsbury, Peshtigo; four sons, Gary Bonnie Boes, Kenosha; Norbert Brenda Boes, Gypsum, CO; Kevin Dede Boes, Two Rivers; Timothy Boes, Oconto; three brothers, Harry Pat Sohrweide, Peshtigo; Orlando Shirley Sohrweide, Oconto; Rodger Carol Sohrweide, Pensaukee; thirteen grandchildren and one great-grandchild. The family will receive relatives and friends at the Gallagher Funeral Home, Oconto, from 10 a.m. to 12 noon Tuesday May 2, 2000. Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday 12 noon at the funeral home with burial at Evergreen Cemetery.

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Juanita "Sis" Boes Juanita 'Sis' Boes, 69, of Oconto, died Saturday, April 29, 2000 at Bay Area Medical Center, Marinette. 'Sis' was born October 16, 1930 in Oconto to the late Harry and Eunice Curran Sohrweide. 'Sis' sang with the Mary Melody Maids in high school. She was an avid bowler and loved playing bingo. 'Sis' is survived by two daughters, Kathy Francis Pecor, Elko, NV; Karen Terry Pillsbury, Peshtigo; four sons, Gary Bonnie Boes, Kenosha; Norbert Brenda Boes, Gypsum, CO; Kevin Dede Boes, Two Rivers; Timothy Boes, Oconto; three brothers, Harry Pat Sohrweide, Peshtigo; Orlando Shirley Sohrweide, Oconto; Rodger Carol Sohrweide, Pensaukee; thirteen grandchildren and one great-grandchild. The family will receive relatives and friends at the Gallagher Funeral Home, Oconto, from 10 a.m. to 12 noon Tuesday May 2, 2000. Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday 12 noon at the funeral home with burial at Evergreen Cemetery.

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Russell Albert Franks Russell Albert Franks, 77, 5644 Hwy 41, Oconto, died April 23, 2000 at the Oconto Memorial Hospital. Russell was born in Oconto on September 9, 1922 to the late Albert and Annie Tiedke Franks. He was raised in Oconto and married Catherine Thompson on February 22, 1947. He was a member of the United Methodist Church, Oconto and the Amvets. Russell was a blacksmith for the U.S. Coast Guard Patrol during WWII. Survivors include his wife Catherine; two sons, Albert R. Franks, Appleton and Robert W. Margaret Franks, Oconto; two grandchildren, Russell Lee and Laura Kay Franks, Oconto; two sisters and other relatives. Private services were held April 26, 2000 at the Gallagher Funeral Home, Oconto with Rev. Frederik Schulz officiating. Burial was at Evergreen Cemetery with military rites by the American Legion and Amvets.

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Clara H. Block Clara H. Block, 92, Gillett, went to the arms of her Risen Savior on Easter Sunday, April 23, 2000, at the Gillett Nursing Home. She was born March 21, 1908, in the Town of Maple Valley, to the late Hans and Anna Hansen Andersen. On November 10, 1928, Clara married Adolph G. Block at St. John Lutheran Church, Pulcifer. He preceded her in death November 18, 1999. She was a member of St. John Ev. Lutheran Church, Gillett, and the WELCA. Clara is survived by her four sons and daughters-in-law, Donald and Joyous, Kimberly; Richard and Eva, Gillett; Elroy and Joan, Bonduel; Roger and Beverly, Milwaukee; 17 gandchildren; 32 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandson; one sister-in-law, Gladys Johnsen, Gillett; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. She was also preceded in death by her daughter, Carol Block; two grandsons, Richard and Aaron Block; one granddaughter, Maureen Block; three sisters, Mabel and Sophia Andersen, Bertha Bert Phillips, and one brother, Einer Johnsen. Friends called at St. John Ev. Lutheran Church, Gillett, Friday April 28, 2000 after 9:30 a.m. Funeral services were 11 a.m. Friday at the church with the Rev. Dennis N. Nelson officiating. Interment in the church cemetery.

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Norma E. Wenzel Norma E. Wenzel, 68, Oconto, died Tuesday, April 18, 2000 at Community Memorial Hospital, Oconto Falls. She was born to the late Charles and Edith McDonald Wenzel August 6, 1931. Norma enjoyed cooking, dancing and watching classic western films. Surviving are three sons, Justin Linda Wenzel, Oconto; Allen Melissa Wenzel, Peshtigo; Robert Wenzel, Oconto; four grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, three brothers and six sisters. She is also survived by many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by a brother, Carl Wenzel, and two nephews, John Hurtado and Marlin Wenzel. Friends called at the Rhodes-Charapata Funeral Home, Oconto, Monday, April 24, 2000 from 1-3 p.m. The funeral service was at 3 p.m. at the funeral home with Deacon Walt Kaszynski officiating.

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Doreen Lydia Wilson Doreen Lydia Wilson nee Delikat, 73, Suring died this past Saturday, April 22, 2000. Doreen was born on September 9, 1926 to the late Lydia nee Clauer and Frederick Delikat. She was married on September 30, 1944 to David Wilson. They lived in South Milwaukee until their retirement in 1983. Then they moved to Grindle Lake in Crivitz until David's death in 1987. Then Doreen moved to Breed. She was an active member of Grace Lutheran Church, Oak Creek for 28 yeares and later Emmanuel Lutheran Church in Breed. Survivors include her children, Darleen Paul Berntson, Larry Sandy Wilson, Kathy Don Kieweg, David Joy Wilson and Julie Wilson; 11 grandchildren and five great-granddaughters; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. She is also survived by her beloved and cherished companion of almost nine years, Victor 'Bud' Meles. She was preceded in death by her husband David, her mother Lydia, her father Frederick, and her two sisters, Dorothy and Delores. Visitation was held aat Emmanuel Lutheran Church in Breed Wednesday April 26, 2000 beginning at 12 noon until funeral services 1:30 p.m. with Pastor Paul Scheunemann officiating. Visitation continued Thursday April 27, 2000 at Forest Hill Memorial Park - Oak Creek Chapel at 11:30 a.m. until committal service 1 p.m. with Pastor Dean Dummer officiating. Burial in Forest Hill Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials would be appreciated to Emmanuel Lutheran Church Hwy AA, Suring, WI 54174 or Unity Hospice Green Bay, W.

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Helen Checki Mikrut Helen Checki Mikrut, 90, Green Bay, former of Lena, WI, died at Western Village Nursing Home of Green Bay. She went home to be with the Lord and Savior April 20, 2000. Helen was born May 17, 1909 in Wallace, MI to the late Joseph and Katherine Kobski Mikrut. The former Helen Mikrut married Andrew Checki November 9, 1926 in Spruce. Andrew preceded her in death December 8, 1987. The couple farmed for 23 years in Lena before moving to Green Bay. Helen worked for the H.C. Prange Company as a custodian for 15 years before retiring. She belonged to the Homemakers Club and was a member of St. Patrick's Parish of Green Bay. Helen was a devoted wife, loving mother and grandmother. She is survived by one daughter, Marcella Pawlak, Green Bay; her grandson, Greg Pawlak, Green Bay, and his sons, Joshua, Cody and Shane, all of Kingsford, MI; her granddaughter, Tina Kolstad and husband Allan, and her children Jordan, Courtney and Crystal, and stepchildren Melissa, and Adam, all of Green Bay. She is also survived by two very special nieces, Frances Halvelka, Wallace; and Virginia Berg, Marinette and their families. Helen was preceded in death by a son, Stanley, two brothers, two sisters, and a son-in-law, Louis Pawlak. Friends called at the Rhodes-Charapata Funeral Home, Lena, Saturday, Aoril 22, 2000 from 9 a.m. until the time of the funeral service at 11 a.m. at the funeral home with Father Frank Schrage officiating. Interment at Sacred Heart Cemetery, Spruce. "Thank you, grandma, for being so kind, loving and always so giving - you sacrificed so others could have."

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Diana May Endries Diana May Endries, 63, of Townsend, died at Saint Vincent Hospital in Green Bay on Saturday, April 15, 2000, after a courageous battle with cancer. Diana was born in Manitowoc, Wisconsin on March 27, 1937, the daughter of Edward and Celia Homel Holsen. She graduated from Lincoln High School in Manitowoc and married Leander 'Andy' Endries. Together they raised their family, and when the kids were grown, she went on to obtain a Nursing degree from Lakeshore Technical College in 1979. She worked as a LPN for many senior living homes in the Manitowoc area. She and Andy then moved permanently to Townsend. There she made many new friends and was active in many organizations including Saint Mary of the Lakes Catholic Church in Lakewood, Lakewood Altar Society, Church Choir, Lioness Club, Lakewood Homemaker Club, and White Lake Mentoring group. She was also a Sandhill Crane Counter, and she enjoyed Bridge, bird watching, and music. Diana is survived by her husband, Leander 'And', of Townsend; three children, Lynn Endries-Rosenbauer, of Whitelaw, WI;l Vickie Jeff Krause, of Waupaca, WI; Eric Endries, Captain-US Army, of Stevens Point, WI; her mother, Celia Holsen; one sister and one brother, Doreen Steve Strouf, of Manitowoc, WI; Daniel Dorothy Holsen of Manitowoc, WI; numerous other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her father, Edward, in 1973. Father Gerald Schmidt and Deacon Harold Orlowski held a Mass of Christian Burial at Saint Mary of the Lakes Catholic Church in Lakewood at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, April 19, 2000. Friends called upon the family at the church from 9 a.m. until time of services. A private interment was held. Suminski Funeral Home of Wabeno served the family.

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Kenneth A. Elbe Kenneth A. Elbe, 74, Gillett, died Monday afternoon, April 17, 2000, at the Gillett Nursing Home. He was born October 3, 1925, in Gillett, to the late John and Margaret Bahrke Elbe. On September 1, 1946, Kenneth married Ora Belle Kobs, at St. John Ev. Lutheran Church, Gillett, where he was a member. He was employed by Ansorge Distributing Co., Gillett, as a truck driver, for 28 years, at which time he retired. He was a member of the Teamster's Union, Local 75. He enjoyed hunting and fishing. Kenneth is survived by his wife, Ora Belle, Gillett; three sons and one daughter-in-law, Randy and Kathy, Sacramento, CA; John, Appleton; Kennth L., Green Bay; two daughters and one son-in-law, Constance Lopez, Sparks, MD; Deborah and Ed Erickson, Gillett; one brother and two sisters-in-law, Harold and Lois, Green Bay; Carol Elbe, Neenah; two sisters and one brother-in-law, Gertrude Schmidt, Ethel and Ray Dorn, all of Shawano; five grandchildren and one great-grandson. Kenneth was preceded in death by his brother, Emory. Friends called at the Kuehl Funeral Home, Gillett. Funeral services were 11 a.m. Saturday, April 22, 2000, at St. John Ev. Lutheran Church, Gillett, with the Rev. Dennis N. Nelson officiating. Final resting place in Wanderers Rest Cemetery, Gillett.

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Edward Fredrick Edward Fredrick, 80, Gillett, died Wednesday, April 19, 2000. He was born November 8, 1919, in Gillett to Gustave and Bertha Leiske Fredrick. He graduated from Gillett High School and lived and farmed in Gillett all his life. He is survived by his wife, Irene, whom he married May 30, 1951; his three children, Kathy Fredrick Carl Hoffman; John Fredrick; and Brenda; and Penny Fredrick; and three grandsons, John and Christopher Hoffman and Cody Fredrick. His is also survived by three sisters, Elsie Gustke, Bette Zellmer Marvin and Jean Boelter Gordon; and his sister-in-law, Marion Fredrick. He was preceded in death by his parents and brothers and sisters. Friends called after 10 a.m. Saturday, April 22, 2000, at St. John Lutheran Church, Pulcifer. Funeral services were 11 a.m. Saturday, at the church, with the Rev. John Laatsch officiating. Interment in the church cemetery. Kuehl Funeral Home, gillett, assisted the family with arrangements.

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Mr. Willard J. 'Bill' Gerrits Mr. Willard J. “Bill” Gerrits, 73, 1152 Loch Dr., passed away peacefully at home, with his wife at his side, Saturday, April 22, 2000. He was born March 19, 1927, in Amery, Wis., to the late George and Regina (Van Asten) Gerrits. Mr. Gerrits served his county in the U.S. Army. He married Esther Lemmens on February 5, 1972. Bill was employed as a truck driver by Fairmont Foods for 36 years, before retiring in 1984. He enjoyed bowling and playing cards with family and friends. He is survived by his wife, Esther; three daughters and two sons-in-law, Gerri and James Schumann, Tripoli; Rose and Dana Kiesling, Sandwich, Ill.; Debbie Hutchenson, Denver, Colo.; a son, Wayne Malezewski, Appleton, Wis.; five stepchildren and their spouses, Joyce and Steve Libal, Little Meadows, Penn.; Chris and Merlin Vande Walle, Crivitz; Donna VanEycke, Jack and Lou Ann VanEycke, Lori and Bob Becker, all of Green Bay; 16 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Alvin and Norma Gerrits, Oneida; Roy and Sylvia Gerrits, Green Bay; four sisters, Jean Verheyden and her friend, Lloyd Kropp, Seymour; Margaret Kropp, Martha Nicholson and Ann Wagner, all of Green Bay; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, John “Flash” Lemmens, Green Bay; Arnold and Verna Lemmens, Black Creek; Bernard “Chief” and Kathy Lemmens, Josephine Coenen, Mickey and Andy Hoes, all of Green Bay; Anna Abel, Menasha; Martha Melchert, Black Creek; Sally and Ernie Ossman, Seymour; and Harriet and Ken Rolkoski, Green Bay. He is also survived by many other relatives and special friends. He was preceded in death by his parents; one son, Larry Gerrits; one brother, Sylvester Gerrits; four brothers-in-law, and a very special friend and sister-in-law, Audie Lemmens. Friends may call at Blaney Funeral Home, 1521 Shawano Ave., from 3 to 8 p.m. today. The Parish Wake Service will be at 4 p.m. today. Friends may also call at St. Agnes Catholic Church, 1484 Ninth St., from 10 to 11 a.m. Wednesday. The Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the church with the Rev. Richard Getchel officiating. Burial will be in St. John the Baptist Cemetery, Village of Howard. Esther would like to extend a heartful thank you to Unity Hospice, Dawn, Heidi, Kaye, Dr. Bayer and Dr. Anderas. A special thank you to her Godchild and Bill’s favorite niece, Sherry Lemmens. LIFE’S JOURNEY Shed your tears and Let them flow Because we all know I have to go. My journey has started I’m not afraid It is for you that I Continue to pray. My life here was good Exciting and full Filled with family and Friends when I needed a pull. To make my family proud Was my main goal I leave you now with only Love in my soul I have no regrets This I want you to know Please take care of each other it’s my time to go. Goodbye for now I’m still in your hearts Be strong for me While we are apart I am with him now What a beautiful feeling This is all part of GOD’S Glorious healing. Written by: Sherry Lemmens

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Carl R. Doemel Carl R. Doemel, 88, died Friday, April 21, 2000 at a local nursing home. He was born November 1, 1911 to John and Jessie (Mc Cutcheon) Doemel in Stockbridge, Wisconsin. On July 20, 1935, he married Lydia Fifield in Green Bay; she preceded him in death September 7, 1995. He had been employed by Norcor Manufacturing for 24 years and then Diana Manufacturing for 15 years, retiring in 1976. He was a member of Pilgrim Lutheran Church. He is survived by three sons and three daughters-in-law, Rodger and Janice Doemel, Shawano Wisconsin, Tim and Mary Doemel, Florence, Wisconsin and Alwin and Betty Doemel, Green Bay; three daughters and four sons-in-law, Jessie and George Buys, Cape Coral, Florida, Joan and Jim Wolfe, Crivitz, Wisconsin, Cheryl and Bob Martin, Maribel, Wisconsin and Mike Barribeau, Green Bay; one brother, Curtis Doemel, Northome, Minnesota; and four sisters-in-law, Cora Mork, Suring, Lura Goddard, Green Bay, Louise Fifield, Gillett and Dolores Doemel, White Lake. He was also preceded in death by one daughter, Cora Barribeau and four grandchildren, Tim Doemel, Jr., Dennis Wolfe, Mark Doemel, and Michelle Doemel. Friends may call after 10 a.m. Tuesday (TODAY) at Pilgrim Lutheran Church where the funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. with Rev. Gregory Hoffmann officiating. Burial will be in Nicolet Memorial Garden. Lyndahl Funeral Home is assisting the family. A memorial fund has been established. The family would like to say thank you to the staff at Western Village for taking care of Dad.

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Mrs. Ken 'Fern' Derouin Mrs. Ken (Fern) Derouin, 77, of 2790 So. Ridge Rd., died Thursday, April 20, 2000, at a local nursing home. Fern was born October 25, 1922, in Bellevue, to the late Matthew and Nettie (Parins) Denisson. She married Kenneth Derouin on June 11, 1942, at St. Matthew’s Catholic Church, Green Bay. Fern and Kenneth farmed all of their lives prior to retirement in 1975. She was a lifetime member of the VFW Auxiliary. Survivors include her husband, children, Ann Derouin, Green Bay, Buck Derouin, De Pere, Bill and Pat Derouin, De Pere, Nancy and Jim Thomas, Elkhart Lake, Ed and Maria Derouin, Green Bay, Jim and Karen Derouin, De Pere, Sandy and Michael Del Giacco, De Pere; 19 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; her siblings and their spouses, Roman and Agnes Denisson, Orland and Elaine Denisson, Janice and Robert Cavil, Mrs. Vernon (Kathleen) Van Beek, Mary and Norbert Gillis, Lois and Richard Mickulsky, Peter and Theresa Denisson, and one sister-in-law, Cathy. She was preceded in death by her parents and one brother, Matt, Jr. Friends may call at Ryan Funeral Home, 305 N. Tenth St., De Pere, Sunday, from 4-8 p.m. Prayer Service 8 p.m. Visitation will continue Monday from 10-11 a.m. at Nativity Parish. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrate at 11 a.m. with the Rev. James Hablewitz officiating. Entombment in the Allouez Mausoleum. The family wishes to extend a special thank you to the staff at Rennes Nursing Home fort their loving care and support.

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Jack O. Gilbo Jack O. Gilbo, 76, of 2068 Lost Dauphin Road, De Pere, died unexpectedly Saturday, April 22, 2000, at home. The son of the late Harry and Ida (Daus) Gilbo was born Feb. 6, 1924, in Oshkosh. Jack was a member of the United States Marine Corps and saw action in the South Pacific during World War II. On July 6, 1945, he married the former Betty Gehrke in Oshkosh. She preceded him in death on Feb. 24, 1999. Mr. Gilbo worked at Hickory Grove Sanitarium for many years and retired from the Ramada Inn. Survivors include his mother-in-law, Grace Phillip of Oshkosh. Friends may call at St. John Lutheran Church, Scheuring Road at Lost Dauphin Drive, De Pere, from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday. Funeral service will be conducted at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the church with the Rev. LeRoy Remmers officiating. Ryan Funeral Home of De Pere is in charge of arrangements.

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Robert Julian Renard Robert Julian Renard, age 46, of 1743 of Bond St., died Thursday, April 20, 2000 as a result of an automobile accident. He was born November 13, 1953 in Algoma to Howard and Angela (Bouche) Renard. In 1971, he graduated form Southern Door High School where he had played basketball for the Southern Door Eagles. In 1975, he graduated from the UW-Oshkosh. In 1985, the same year his son Brooks, was born, he founded Renard Homes and later Renard’s Homes of Wautoma, Green Bay Mortgage, Pleasentview Manufactured Homes Park and R. J. R. Investments. Bob was a member of the Brown County Home Builders Association, the Wisconsin Manufactured Housing Assoc., Wisconsin W.A.M.B. and was also a member of St. Agnes Parish. And, as his friends all knew, “No one worked as hard as Renard.” Survivors includes his fiance, Dale Knafelc; two children, Brooks and Madison. He is also survived by Samuel and Joseph Knafelc; his parents, Howard and Angela Renard, Algoma; five brothers and sisters-in-law, Gary and Bonnie Renard, Joe and Judi Renard, all of Sturgeon Bay, Brian and Tina Renard, Algoma, Paul and Cindy Renard, Green Bay, John Renard, Chicago; one sister and brother-in-law Mary and Neal Bessett, Green Bay; his paternal grandmother, Mrs. Fred (Louise) Renard, Brussels; nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by a godchild, Carrie Renard; his paternal grandfather, Fred Renard; his maternal grandparents, John and Adele Bouche. Friends may call at Blaney Funeral Home, 1521 Shawano Ave., from 4-9 p.m. on Sunday. A Prayer Service will be held at 7:30 p.m. on Sunday. Visitation will continue on Monday from 9-11 a.m. at St. Agnes Catholic Church, 1484 Ninth St. The Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at the church with Rev. Richard Getchel officiating. Entombment will be in the Shrine of the Good Shepherd Mausoleum. Bob’s family wanted to include this letter from his son, Brooks with his obituary:

March 4, 1999

Dear Dad, Today in Literature class, we were reading a story by Alex Hailey entitled “Thank You.” He told about how he wrote letters to the three people he felt made an impression on his life. My teacher wants the class to write a letter to a person who has had a strong influence on who I am. I thought of you. You taught me to work hard at everything no matter what it is I’m doing. You taught me the love of Sports. How to be a good kindhearted person. I don’t think you remember but you gave me the love for Michael Jordan. Remember when I was little you bought me my first poster and it was of Michael Jordan. I'm glad you are not like other fathers who totally disowned their kids and ran away from the responsibility. Even though I might not act like I appreciate you and everything you do for me, I do. I’m also glad you fought to keep me. Love you Always. Brooks = HOME TEAM FOREVER P.S. Keep all the advice and coaching coming. Also thanks for making me and all the extra special love that you give me. Last but not least thanks for the most beautiful sister in the world, Madison.

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Jerome 'Jerry' Smits Jerome “Jerry” Smits, 59, of 4435 Oak Ridge Court, De Pere, died Sunday March 26, 2000 at a Milwaukee hospital following a courageous battle with heart disease. The son of Florence (Hockers) Smits and the late Edward “Biff” Smits was born April 28, 1940 in Green Bay. Jerry was a graduate of Abbot Pennings High School and was a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps. On May 12, 1962, he married the former Barbara Danen at St. Mary Catholic Church in De Pere. He worked for the Nicolet Paper Company for 25 years. Mr. Smits was a volunteer fireman for De Pere for many years. He loved his children and, most especially, spending time with his grandchildren, whom he cherished. Mr. Smits was a member of the Knights of Columbus, De Pere Council #3955 and loved his Wednesday night bowling group. Jerry was an avid outdoorsman who loved hunting, planting trees, working in his garden, and spending time at his cottage up north. Survivors include his wife, Barb; their children, Mark and Lisa Smits, Sandy and Mark Miller, Scott and Mary Ann Smits, Lisa and Craig Andersen, all of De Pere; five grandchildren, Kyle Smits, Korey Jerome Smits, Nicholas Miller, Brandon and Trevor Andersen; his mother, Florence (Hockers) Smits, De Pere; three brothers, Stanley and Mary Smits, of Georgia, Steve and Kathy Smits, Oregon, Ron and Chris Smits, Calif. Jerry is also survived by Barb’s family, Dick and Lynn Danen, Debra and Randy Hansen, and Dale and Sara Danen. He was preceded in death by his father, grandparents, and his parents-in-law, Richard and Cy Danen. Friends may call from 3 to 7 p.m. Thursday at St. Mary Catholic Community on Pope John XXIII Circle off Sportsman Drive, Town of Ledgeview. The Knights of Columbus will hold a Memorial Service at 6 p.m. Mass of Resurrection will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Church with the Rev. Gery Meehan, O. Praem, officiating. Burial in Mt. Olivet Cemetery. A memorial fund has been established. Ryan Funeral Home, De Pere, is in charge of arrangements.

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Clare Beemster Sobiek Clare Beemster Sobiek, passed away April 20 at 73 after a short bout with cancer. She is preceded in death by a daughter, Katherine Sobiek. She is survived by a son, Steven Earl Sobiek (Emily) of Deerfield, Wisconsin; two sisters, Josephine DeGroot, Green Bay, and Pauline Peer, Whitehall, Michigan; a brother, Joseph Peer, Farmington, New Mexico, and other relatives and friends. Mrs. Sobiek was a member of the Seat of Wisdom Library, Legion of Mary, The Women’s Literary Club, the Wauwatosa Republican Club and The Creative Friends. She was formerly employed by WBAY-TV, Green Bay, the Metropolitan Milwaukee Association of Commerce, and as an associate of the Earl J. Sobiek Insurance Agency. Visitation on Monday, April 24 beginning at 9 a.m. at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, 8500 W. Coldspring, Greenfield, followed by a 10 a.m. con-celebrated Mass of Christian Burial. Internment Calvary Cemetery, 5503 W. Bluemound Rd. Milwaukee. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Legionaries of Christ appreciated: 475 Oak Avenue, Cheshire, Conn. 06410. A special thank you to Ruth Hospice for their care. Bevsek - Verbick Funeral Home, 414-546-4342.

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James A. Unger James A. Unger, 68, Green Bay, died unexpectedly at home on Tuesday afternoon, April 4, 2000. He was born June 20, 1931 to the late Walter and Eve (Rauch) Unger in St. Paul, Minnesota. As a child he moved to Iron Mountain, Mich. and graduated from high school in 1948. He was involved with the family-owned Pine Mountain Dairy. He attended St. Norbert’s College, Badger Green Bay Business College and Iowa State Dairy College, graduating in March of 1952. Jim managed the family owned dairy business in Iron Mountain until 1969. From 1969 to 1981, he was involved in the dairy business with Lindner’s Ice Cream of Indianapolis , Indiana and the former Fairmont Foods in Green Bay. He left the dairy business in 1981 and purchased J & L Enterprise, an automotive accessories business, retiring in September of 1999. Jim married Nancy Kling from Foster City, Mich. on October 15, 1955 in Iron Mountain. He is survived by his wife, Nancy; two sons and daughters-in-law, Michael and Linda Unger of Menominee, Mich., Stephen and Mary Unger of Pulaski, Wis.; four grandchildren, Lindsey, Lance, Paul, and Laura; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Warren and Lola Unger of Kingsford, Mich., and Richard and Julie Unger of Appleton, Wis.; one brother, Clyde Unger of Spread Eagle, Wis.; his mother-in-law, Lucille Kling and her special friend, Joe Reimer of Foster City, Mich. and many other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by one daughter, Janice in 1960. Jim was a member of the Knights of Columbus, Jaycee’s Elks, U.C.T. and Lions, all in Iron Mountain. He loved to play smear and ninety-nine with relatives and friends. He was a loving and gentle husband, father and grandpa. Jim loved to bake and looked forward to setting up his annual Christmas Village. He loved to tell stories and talk about history and was very involved in supporting and participating in his grandchildren’s school and sporting events. In recent years, Jim was involved in his family’s genealogy and family history. Visitation will be from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Thursday, April 6, at Lyndahl Funeral Home, Lombardi Avenue and Ridge Road, Green Bay. Funeral Services will be held at 6 p.m. immediately following the visitation with Rev. Dennis Schatt officiating. Jim’s family wishes to express special gratitude to Dr. Kenneth Kubsch and his nurses, Eileen and Sharon, for their very kind care of Jim over the years. A memorial fund has been established.

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Robert 'Bob' Van Frachem Robert “Bob” Van Frachem, 83, formerly of De Pere, passed away Wednesday March 28, 2000 at a local nursing home. The son of the late William and Ella (Pfeifer) Van Frachem was born January 16, 1917 in Green Bay. Bob was a graduate of East High School. He married Dorothy Moes in 1940. Bob played on WBAY radio for two years. He ended his tenure in the U.S. Army as a Staff Sergeant at Ft. Sill Oklahoma for four years. Bob also played in the Army orchestra. He worked at the Allouez Water Department for 33 years leaving there as a Superintendent. Bob then went on to get an Engineering degree from the University of Wisconsin. He worked as an engineer for twelve years at McMahon engineering in Menasha until his retirement. After retirement, Bob started a band and taught guitar lessons. He was an avid gardener and was known for his beautiful flower gardens. Bob enjoyed woodworking, writing poetry, and especially his dogs. Survivors include his wife of 59 years, Dorothy; a sister, Mrs. Melferd (Gladys) Mathys; nieces, Mrs. Alan (Mary Lou) Edwards, Donna Mae Pfleger, Mrs. Robert (Suzie) Damoto, Kathy Pahl; nephews, Tom Mathys. Tim Mathys, Mike Mathys. He was preceded in death by his parents, and a brother-in-law, Melferd Mathys. Family and friends may call at Cotter Funeral Home, 860 N Webster Ave. De Pere, from 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday. Funeral service 5 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home with the Rev. Richard Schmeling officiating. Inurnment will take place at the Cemetery of the Holy Sepulchre of St. John the Baptist Parish in the town of Howard. A memorial fund has been established in Bob’s name for the Osteoporosis Foundation and the Humane Society. The family would like to extend thanks to Dr. Pinn; to all of the family and friends who were there for Bob; and to the staff at Odd Fellow Home.

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Richard 'Dick' L. Vander Geeten Richard (Dick) L. Vander Geeten, 69, Green Bay, died Monday, March 21, 2000 in a Yuma, Ariz. hospital. He was born January 15, 1931, in Green Bay to the late Ray and Mae (Kononski) Vander Geeten. On June 25, 1955 he married Darlene Roepcke in Green Bay. Richard had been employed as an engineer for the Green Bay Board of Education at West High School, retiring in 1992. In 1994, he retired from the grounds crew of the Green Bay Packers. He loved hunting, camping, fishing, and winters in Yuma. He also enjoyed traveling with the coachmen club and caravan, watching the Packers, working at the Bobcat games, coaching youth games and bartending for many years. He is survived by his wife, Darlene; one son, Mike (Renee) Vander Geeten, Green Bay; one daughter, Sally (Tod) Sanborn, Eagle River; three grandchildren, Joel and Danielle Vander Geeten and David Sanborn; one brother-in-law, Bob Maricque and one sister-in-law, Lois Vander Geeten; several nieces and nephews and many close friends. He was also preceded in death by one brother, Raymond Vander Geeten and one sister, Betty Maricque. Friends may call Sunday, April 2, 2000, from 3 to 7 p.m. at Lyndahl Funeral Home, Lombardi Avenue and Ridge Rd. where the funeral service will be held at 6 p.m. with the Rev. Earl Vorpagel III officiating. Entombment will be in the Shrine of the Good Shepherd Mausoleum.

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Diana Endries Diana Endries, 63, of Town-send, died on Saturday, April 15, 2000, at Saint Vincent Hospital in Green Bay. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, April 19, at Saint Mary of the Lakes Catholic Church in Lakewood. A visitation will be held at the church from 9 a.m. until time of service. A full notice will follow. Suminski Funeral Home of Wa-beno, is handling the arrangements.

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Dale R. Henrichs Dale R. Henrichs, 66, Lena, died Sunday, April 16, 2000 at his home. He was born to the late Fred and Agatha Wyent Henrichs April 7, 1934 in Lena. Dale married the former Jean Shallow in June of 1955. He was employed by OMC - Evinrude in Milwaukee for 40 years. Dale belonged to AFL-CIO Local 1302 Union of Milwaukee. He was a member of Holy Cross Catholic Church, Lena. Surviving are his wife, Jean; three sons, Dan Sara Henrichs, Lena; Dave and Ken Henrichs, both of Milwaukee; one daughter, Ann(special friend Steve Skwierawski, Milwaukee; two grandchildren, John and Jenna; two sisters, Darlene Rierdon, Louisville, KY; Diane Marvin Lotter, Menom-onee Falls; two brothers, Russell Linda Henrichs, Wausaukee; and Tom Mary Henrichs, Talbott, TN; and many nieces and nephews. Dale was preceded in death by a daughter, Lori Jean; brothers, Alfred and Loyal; brother-in-law, Rollyn Rierdon; nephew, Randy Henrichs and a special nephew, Marty Shallow. Friends may call at the Rhodes-Charapata Funeral Home, Lena, Tuesday, April 18, 2000 from 4-8 p.m. and Wednesday from 9 a.m. until 10:30 a.m. also at the funeral home. Parish Vigil Service 8 p.m. Tuesday. The Funeral Mass will be held Wednesday at Holy Cross Catholic Church, Lena at 11 a.m. with Father Frank Schrage officiating. Interment at St. Charles Cemetery, Lena.

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Elaine A. Wittenkeller Elaine A. Wittenkeller, 70, of Townsend, died on Sunday, April 16, 2000, at the Bay Area Medical Center in Marinette. She had been courageously fighting cancer. Elaine was born in Chicago, IL, on September 28, 1929, one of eleven children born to William and Rosemary Keslin Degnan. After graduating from school there, she married Ray M. Wittenkeller on September 18, 1948. She was considered a businesswoman by her family, as she was constantly working when she had the chance. Most of her career she worked as a purchasing agent for a steel company. When not working, Elaine was a dedicated homemaker and mother. She enjoyed the outdoors, especially swimming, skiing, and camping. When not outside, she enjoyed reading, watching old movies, and trips to the casino. She was especially proud of her family, and enjoyed the time spent with her children and grandchildren. Elaine is survived by her husband, Ray M. Wittenkeller; three children, Barry Jane Witten-keller, of Burnsville, MN; Christian Barbara Wittenkeller, of Addison, IL; Jay Cathryn Wittenkeller, of Spokane, WA; six brothers and sisters, Rosemary Larson, of Jacksonville, FL; Wil-liam Patricia Degnan, of Schererville, IN; James Degnan, of Schererville, IN; Phyllis Don Tomczak of Chicago, IL; Patricia John Crotty, of Hickory Hills, IL; George Patrici Degnan, of Chicago, IL; four grandchildren, Jennifer, Douglas, Brian, and Kristin Wittenkeller. Elaine was preceded in death by her parents; a daughter, Christine; two granddaughters, Emily and Allison; three sisters, Eleanor Dalton, Kay Dundin, and Florence Blider; one brother, Jack Degnan. Father Gerald Schmidt and Deacon Harold Orlowski led a Mass of Christian Burial at 12 noon on Tuesday, April 18, 2000, at Saint Mary of the Lakes Catholic Church in Lakewood. Friends called upon the family at the church from 10 a.m. until time of service. Burial at the Forest Home Cemetery. Suminski Funeral Home of Wabeno served the family.

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Faye Mrs. Harlan Metzler Faye Mrs. Harlan Metzler, 79, 319 S. Main St., Oconto Falls, died April 16, 2000, Palm Sunday, at home surrounded by family and friends. Faye was born to Wesley and Edna Hansen Scutt on May 20, 1920. She graduated from Gillett High School with the class of 1938 and beauty college in Green Bay. On March 11, 1941, she married Harlan Metzler at St. Anthony's Catholic Church in Oconto Falls. She was a member of St. Anthony's Catholic Church and River Island Golf Club. Throughout her life, Fay had many joys, family times, golfing, playing bridge, knitting, sewing, crafts and traveling. She will always be lovingly remembered by her family for her great Sunday dinners of baked chicken and fresh apple pie. Faye always had an open door for her friends and neighbors to visit. Survivors are her husband of 59 years, Harlan; their four children, Carole Gary Van Zeeland, Kaukauna; Karen Dave DePagter, Tampa, FL; Tom Metzler, Green Bay; Cathy Kurt VanSomeren, McFarland; 13 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; sister, Marian Fredrick; her brother-in-law and sisters-in-law, Bob and Alice Metzler, Millie Metzler all of Oconto Falls. She was preceded in death by her parents, twin sons, John and James, as well as many bridge and golf partners. The family will receive relatives and friends with her urn present after 6 p.m. Wednesday at St. Anthony's Catholic Church in Oconto Falls until the time of services. Memorial Mass of Christian Burial will be 7 p.m. Wednesday at the church with Fr. Harold Beerntsen and Patricia DeGroot, parish director, officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Jones Funeral Service, Oconto Falls is serving the Metzler family.

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LaVerne Skenandore LaVerne Skenandore, 82, of Oneida, died Tuesday, March 28, 2000 at a local hospital. LaVerne was born July 22, 1917, to the late Joel and Lydia (Webster) House. She married Roy Skenandore on October 25, 1950 at Holy Apostles Church in Oneida. He preceded her in death on May 12, 1978. LaVerne was a member of the Ladies Auxiliary Robert Cornelius Post #7784 in Oneida an the Do-Do Club. Survivors include two children, Janice and Ronald McLester, Oneida, Kevin and Kathy Skenandore, Green Bay; four grandchildren, “Little” Ronnie, and Bryan McLester, LeeAnn and Eric Skenandore; two great-grandchildren, Brannon and Carleigh Skenandore; one sister, Arlene Cornelius, Oakland, Calif. She is also survived by her special friend Millie. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, a son, Roy Jr., a sister, Margaret John, and a brother, Merlin House. Friends may call at Ryan Funeral Home, 305 N. Tenth St., De Pere, on Thursday, from 6-8 p.m. Oneida Indian Singing 6:30 p.m. Wake Service 7 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Friday, at Holy Apostles Church, in Oneida, with the Rev. Brad McIntyre and Deacon Edmund Powless, officiating. Burial in the church cemetery. The family wishes to extend a special thank you to the staff at the Anna John Nursing Home and St. Mary’s ICU.

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LaVerne Skenandore LaVerne Skenandore, 82, of Oneida, died Tuesday, March 28, 2000 at a local hospital. LaVerne was born July 22, 1917, to the late Joel and Lydia (Webster) House. She married Roy Skenandore on October 25, 1950 at Holy Apostles Church in Oneida. He preceded her in death on May 12, 1978. LaVerne was a member of the Ladies Auxiliary Robert Cornelius Post #7784 in Oneida an the Do-Do Club. Survivors include two children, Janice and Ronald McLester, Oneida, Kevin and Kathy Skenandore, Green Bay; four grandchildren, “Little” Ronnie, and Bryan McLester, LeeAnn and Eric Skenandore; two great-grandchildren, Brannon and Carleigh Skenandore; one sister, Arlene Cornelius, Oakland, Calif. She is also survived by her special friend Millie. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, a son, Roy Jr., a sister, Margaret John, and a brother, Merlin House. Friends may call at Ryan Funeral Home, 305 N. Tenth St., De Pere, on Thursday, from 6-8 p.m. Oneida Indian Singing 6:30 p.m. Wake Service 7 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Friday, at Holy Apostles Church, in Oneida, with the Rev. Brad McIntyre and Deacon Edmund Powless, officiating. Burial in the church cemetery. The family wishes to extend a special thank you to the staff at the Anna John Nursing Home and St. Mary’s ICU.

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Laura Molly Ring New Ulm - Laura Ring, 13, the daughter of John and Cindy Ring of 1622 N. Payne Street in New Ulm, died Tuesday, April 18th at St. Mary’s Hospital in Rochester. Laura Molly Ring, the daughter of John and Cynthia (Baumgartener) Ring, was born July 22, 1986 in Appleton, Wis. She was in the 8th grade at St. Paul’s Lutheran School in New Ulm. She was a member of St. Paul’s Ev. Lutheran Church and was confirmed on Sunday, April 9, 2000. She loved to read and sing, play the piano, and babysit. Laura loved little kids. Survivors include her parents; sister, Andrea; brothers, Zachary and Caleb, all of New Ulm; paternal grandparents Lester and June Ring of New Ulm; maternal grandmother Beverly Baumgartener of Wrightstown, Wis; aunts, uncles, and cousins. She was preceded in death by her maternal grandfather, Kermit Baumgartener. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in New Ulm with burial to follow in the church cemetery. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday, and 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. Saturday at the Firle Funeral Home in New Ulm, and one hour prior to services at the church. Memorials are preferred to the donor’s choice.

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Mr. Melvin W. Prahl Mr. Melvin W. Prahl, 85, Green Bay, departed this life to be with his Savior on March 30, 2000. He was born February 19, 1915, in the Township of Lebanon, Waupaca County, to the late August and Hulda (Brown) Prahl. He married Leila A. Tank at Emmanuel Lutheran Church, New London, July 13, 1940. Leila preceded him in death to be with her Lord in October of 1997, at the age of 78. Melvin enjoyed his employment in the pulp and paper industry, ending after 35 years as a Senior Utility Engineer with the Fort James Corporation, and as a professional engineer licensed by the state of Wisconsin. He served his Lord as a lifelong worker in His Church on various boards and committees of his local church, and of the Wisconsin Ev. Lutheran Synod. Especially close to his heart was Fox Valley Lutheran High School as one of its founding members. His efforts were tireless for his beloved school. Melvin is survived by four children, Lanny Prahl (Karen), Denver, Col., Larry Prahl, Green Bay, Lexey Prahl, Waterbury, Vt., Tina (Larry) Thompson, St. Croix, USVI; five grandchildren; one great-grandchild, nieces, nephews. He was preceded in death by his sister, Bernice Fletcher, and by his brother, Kenneth Prahl, both of New London. Friends may call at Proko-Wall Funeral Home, 1630 East Mason Street on Sunday from 4 to 7 p.m. and at First Lutheran Church, 743 S. Monroe on Monday from 10 until the time of service at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Paul Schleis officiating. Entombment at the Shrine of the Good Shepherd Mausoleum, Green Bay. A memorial fund in Melvin’s name has been established for Fox Valley Lutheran High School. A special thanks to Dr. Gerald Bayer and the oncology staff at St. Vincent, and the Unity Hospice for their kindness, care and concern.

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Mrs. Berwin 'Alice' Paye Mrs. Berwin (Alice) Paye, 88, Green Bay, died unexpectedly Tuesday, April 4, 2000. She was born on February 27, 1912 in the Town of Green Bay to the late John and Clara (Vandervest) DuPont. On October 5, 1932 she married Berwin Paye in Champion. He preceded her in death on August 30, 1977. Together they farmed in New Franken until their retirement in 1977. Alice loved Bible study, sewing, visiting with the neighbors and going out to eat at Julie’s Cafe. Survivors include one son and daughter-in-law, Cletus (Terri) Paye, Fullerton, Calif.; three daughters and sons-in-law, Geraldine (Clayton) Tilkens, Green Bay; Clarice (Don) Lemmens and Karen (Jerome) Fels, both of De Pere; one daughter-in-law, Sandy Paye, Schoefield; 22 grandchildren, many great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; one brother and sister-in-law, Wilbert (Mary Dee) DuPont, Green Bay; two sisters, Julia Brunner and Mary Legois, both Green Bay. She was preceded in death by her son Berwin “Butch” Jr.; one great-grandson, Griffin Duaime; her special friend Reuben Birr; two brothers, Henry and Goldie DuPont; four sisters, Myrtle Collins, Josie Berger, Lillian Fieck and Agnes Vincent. Friends may call at Proko-Wall Funeral Home, 1630 E. Mason St., Friday from 3:30 to 7 p.m. Funeral Service 7 p.m. Friday at the funeral home with Dave Hatch, Co-Pastor from Our Savior Lutheran Church, officiating. Entombment at Shrine of the Good Shepherd Mausoleum. The family would like to extend a special thank you to Dr. Roderick Meves and the staff at Arcadian CBRF in De Pere.

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Lee Le Coque Lee Le Coque, 59, Green Bay, died Tuesday, April 11, 2000, at a local hospital following a long illness. He was born June 4, 1940, in Green Bay to the late Lawrence and Virginia (Hubbell) Le Coque. Lee served his country in the U.S. Navy from 1959 to 1961. On March 13, 1971, he married Janyce Piper at United Methodist Church in Madison. Lee was employed as a machinist at Northwest Engineering. He later worked in retail sales for Schmitt’s Wholesale in Green Bay and later as a district manager for the Copps Stores in Madison. He later worked in retail management and sales in Illinois and Wisconsin, until his retirement in 1992. He was a member of St. Paul’s United Methodist Church. Lee enjoyed a variety of interests, including golf, hunting, fishing, and traveling. Survivors include his wife, Janyce; a daughter, Brenda Le Coque, Green Bay; a brother and sister-in-law, Richard and Sally Glawe, Green Bay; his best friends, Gary and Sandy Vanden Busch; a special cousin and her husband, Joanne and Dennis Bonesha; many other nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, Lawrence and Virginia Le Coque; a son, Larry Le Coque; a brother, James “Jimmy” Le Coque; his stepfather, Norris Glawe; and his grandmother, Wealthy Samuelson. Friends may call at Blaney Funeral Home, 1521 Shawano Ave., between 5 p.m. and 9 p.m. Friday. Friends may also call at First Assembly of God Church, 1438 Shawano Ave., from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Saturday. The funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at the church with the Rev. Paul Hamelink officiating. Burial will be in Nicolet Memorial Gardens. The Le Coque family wishes to express their gratitude to the nurses and staffs of St. Mary’s Hospital ICU, Dr. John Brusky, Dr. Andrews and Appleton VA Clinic, especially Dr. Coenen. A memorial fund has been established in his name.

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Lee Le Coque Lee Le Coque, 59, Green Bay, died Tuesday, April 11, 2000, at a local hospital following a long illness. He was born June 4, 1940, in Green Bay to the late Lawrence and Virginia (Hubbell) Le Coque. Lee served his country in the U.S. Navy from 1959 to 1961. On March 13, 1971, he married Janyce Piper at United Methodist Church in Madison. Lee was employed as a machinist at Northwest Engineering. He later worked in retail sales for Schmitt’s Wholesale in Green Bay and later as a district manager for the Copps Stores in Madison. He later worked in retail management and sales in Illinois and Wisconsin, until his retirement in 1992. He was a member of St. Paul’s United Methodist Church. Lee enjoyed a variety of interests, including golf, hunting, fishing, and traveling. Survivors include his wife, Janyce; a daughter, Brenda Le Coque, Green Bay; a brother and sister-in-law, Richard and Sally Glawe, Green Bay; his best friends, Gary and Sandy Vanden Busch; a special cousin and her husband, Joanne and Dennis Bonesha; many other nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, Lawrence and Virginia Le Coque; a son, Larry Le Coque; a brother, James “Jimmy” Le Coque; his stepfather, Norris Glawe; and his grandmother, Wealthy Samuelson. Friends may call at Blaney Funeral Home, 1521 Shawano Ave., between 5 p.m. and 9 p.m. Friday. Friends may also call at First Assembly of God Church, 1438 Shawano Ave., from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Saturday. The funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at the church with the Rev. Paul Hamelink officiating. Burial will be in Nicolet Memorial Gardens. The Le Coque family wishes to express their gratitude to the nurses and staffs of St. Mary’s Hospital ICU, Dr. John Brusky, Dr. Andrews and Appleton VA Clinic, especially Dr. Coenen. A memorial fund has been established in his name.

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Rev. John S. Goserud Rev. John S. Goserud, 76, of Lititz, formerly of York, died at 3:36 p.m. Wednesday, April 5 at Lancaster General Hospital. He was the husband of Irene M. (Wukovits) Goserud. They celebrated their 52nd wedding anniversary April 26. Private services and burial were held Saturday, April 8 in Hellertown Northampton Co. Burial was in Union Cemetery of Hellertown. A memorial service will be held Palm Sunday, April 16 at 3 p.m. at Lancaster Moravian Church, 1460 Eden Rd. Lancaster. Rev. Goserud was born September 16, 1923 in Sturgeon Bay, Wis. He was the son of the late Otis and Luella (Olson) Goserud. He was a member of Sturgeon Bay Moravian Church where he was confirmed in 1935 and now was a member of Lancaster Moravian Church. After his freshman year at Lawrence College, Appleton, Wis, he transferred to Moravian College, Bethlehem, Pa. where he graduated with his BA degree in 1945. He received his Master of Divinity from Moravian Theological Seminary in 1947. He was ordained a Deacon of the Moravian Church in 1947 and consecrated a Presbyter of the Moravian Church in 1952 by the late Bishop J. Kenneth Pfohl. His first ministerial charge was in Feb. 1947-1948 at Bethany Moravian Church in Altura, Minn. In Oct. of 1948 to the spring of 1950 he served with the United Presbyterian Church in West Allis, Wis. In May of 1950 he accepted a call from the Moravian Southern Province to be the founding pastor of Konnoak Hills Moravian Church, Winston-Salem, N.C. and served there until 1956. Still serving with the Southern Province, he was pastor of Calvary Moravian Church, Winston-Salem, N.C. from May 1956-1961. In Dec. 1961 he received a call from the Northern Province of the Moravian Church and served the Nazareth Moravian Church, Nazareth, Pa. until 1967. He accepted a call to Lancaster Moravian Church in 1967 and served there until 1976. In 1976 he was asked to work with the Western District of the Moravian Church and serve in his hometown church, Sturgeon Bay Moravian, Sturgeon Bay, Wis. In 1979 he received a call to York Moravian Church, York, Pa. and served there until his retirement from the Moravian ministry in 1988. While serving in The Moravian Church he was particularly active in the Moravian Church youth and camp programs, but is probably best remembered for his special love of music, his support of music programs in the church and the importance of music in the worship services of the many congregations he served. Rev. Goserud is survived by his wife, a resident of the Moravian Manor in Lititz, Pa.; two daughters, Ingrid McGee and her husband, Dr. Raymond McGee of Palmyra, Pa. and Elisa Goserud of Jackson Center, Pa.; one son, J. Thomas Goserud and his wife Donna Pinter Goserud of Lanisville, Pa.; eight grandchildren; one sister, Margaret Greaves of Sturgeon Bay, Wis. Officiating at the memorial service will be his pastor, The Rev. Jeffrey D. Gehris and Bishop Edwin Sawyer. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions can be made to Moravian Manor, 300 West Lemon Street, Lititz, Pa. 17543 or to American Diabetes Association, 2040 Linglestown Rd., Suite 106, Harrisburg, Pa. 17110. Arrangements by Workinger-Semmel Funeral Home, Inc., 849 East Market Street, York, Pa.

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Mrs. Edward 'Esther' Gooding Mrs. Edward (Esther) Gooding, 94, Green Bay, died Wednesday March 29, 2000 at a local hospital after a brief illness. Born in Oconto, September 13, 1905 she is the daughter of the late John and Mary (VanBovan) Maloney. She married the late Fred Mohr in 1926 and he preceded her in death March 16, 1966. Esther then married Edward Gooding May 24, 1947 and he preceded her in death November 10, 1988. She was a lifetime member of Saints Peter and Paul Church. Esther loved gardening, especially her roses. She is survived by two daughters and son-in-law; Marion Kurth, Lois and Bob Marcott, all of Green Bay; two sons and daughters-in-law; Roger and Patricia Mohr of Green Bay; Donald and Dorothy Mohr of Townsend; 12 grandchildren; 22 great grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by spouse, two sons-in-law; Milton Kurth and Ervin Peerenboom, three brothers and six sisters. Friends may call at MALCORE Funeral Home, University Ave at Baird Street from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Today and prior to the funeral on Friday. Parish wake service 7 p.m. Today. Funeral service Friday 10 a.m. at the funeral home with the Reverend John G. Van Der Horst officiating. Entombment at Shrine of the Good Shepherd Mausoleum. The family would like to extend a special thanks to Bornemann’s Nursing Home for all of their care and concern.

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Mary E. 'PeeNee' Glime Mary E. “PeeNee” Glim(e), 57, Green Bay, passed away on Sunday, March 26, 2000 after a year long courageous battle with brain cancer. Born in Green Bay, April 3, 1942 she is the daughter of the late Willard and Marie (Derepkowski) Saunders. On May 16, 1960 she married Garry Glime resulting in 18 years of marriage and four children. Mary graduated from East High School and attended St. Norbert College. She was a longtime member of Holy Martyrs of Gorcum Church. Mary was very involved with the patients of Brown County Mental Health Center where she was employed as a Volunteer Coordinator for almost 20 years until her illness forced her into early retirement. She was also employed part-time at Wal-Mart East in the fabrics department. Mary truly enjoyed working at Wal-Mart and helping customers with their special projects. Although it was a very hard decision, she resigned from Wal-Mart to begin her next project, the remodeling of her father’s home after his death on April 3, 1997. There wasn’t a day that went by that Mary didn’t talk about what wall she was going to tear down or what window she was going to put in. Mary’s love of people and life showed in everything she did; whether it be painting, gardening, sewing, cooking, working, volunteering, remodeling, or mothering. She is survived by her three sons; Garry (Joe) Glime, Jr. and special friend Deb Poupore, Dick Glim, Mike Glime all of Green Bay; one daughter, Michelle and fiance’ Greg Shavlik and his children, Connor and Ryan Shavlik of Seymour; one brother and sister-in-law, James and Wanda Saunders of Green Bay; one of Mary’s many dreams was to be a grandmother; this wish came true with the arrival of Marcus Grant Shavlik to Michelle and Greg on January 4 of this year. Marcus Grant brought much love and joy to Mary’s final days; one step-daughter, Susan Behnke of California; Nieces and Nephews; Amy Geyso of Wrightstown, Julie (Geyso) and Ken Rogers of Little Chute, Rick Geyso of Wrightstown, Lea Geyso of Green Bay, Dawn Saunders of Wrightstown, and Sheri Saunders of Green Bay; special friend, Janice “Maude” Schumacher of Green Bay. Preceded in death by her parents and her brother, Tom. Friends may call at MALCORE Funeral Home, University Ave. at Baird Street , from 4-8 p.m. Wednesday and prior to the funeral on Thursday. Parish wake service 7:30 p.m. Wednesday. Funeral Thursday 10:30 a.m. at Holy Martyrs of Gorcum Church with the Rev. Robert E. Rhyner officiating. Mary’s children would like to extend a special thank you to Gen Giese, Anne Stankewicz, Candy Krause and her many friends at Brown County Mental Health center. Your kindness, support and love will never be forgotten. They would also like to thank 9th floor nursing staff of St. Vincent’s Hospital for their care and concern.

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Joseph F. Beaudin Joseph F. Beaudin, 67, 1494 Mennen Ct., died Tuesday, April 11, 2000 at a local hospital. He was born April 10, 1933 in Green Bay to the late Alderic J. and Frances M. (Banczak) Beaudin. Joe had worked at the Orpheum Theater from 1950 until 1952. He was also employed at Fort James Paper Company for 43 years. During the Korean War he served in the U.S. Army and was a member of the American Legion Post #11, and the D.A.V. Russell Leicht Chapter 3. He was also a member of St. Jude Parish. He is survived by his wife, Colleen; two sisters and brother-in-law, Virginia and Frank Prochnow, Wauwatosa; June Dessart, Green Bay; two sisters-in-law, Gladys Beaudin, Two Rivers; Sadonna Blindauer, Green Bay; and two brothers-in-law, Patrick Piron, Phoenix, Ariz.; Michael Piron, Calif.; his many nieces and nephews, Jim and Judy Prochnow, Julie and Mike Marshall, Joyce Hertel, Candace and Mark Graupman, Dawn and Luis Vargas, John and Laurie Dessart, Paul and Sherri Blindauer, and Patrick and Jolene Blindauer. He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Eugene; his sister, Aurelia; and a brother-in-law, Raymond Blindauer. Friends may call at Blaney Funeral Home, 1521 Shawano Avenue, from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday. There will be an American Legion Memorial Service at 6:30 p.m. and a Parish Wake Service at 7:30 p.m. Friday. Friends may also call at St. Jude Catholic Church, 1420 Division St., from 9:30 until 10:30 a.m. Saturday. A Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the church with Rev. Ron Belitz officiating. Burial will be in Allouez Catholic Cemetery. Joe’s family would like to extend a very warm thank you to the doctors and nurses of St. Mary’s Hospital ICU, the staff of Unity Hospice, Deacon Nick Williams, Tracy Hamelink of St. Mary’s Hospital and Ann Froelich of St. Jude Parish. A memorial fund is being established in his name.

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Marlo C. Larschied Marlo C. Larschied, 68, of the Town of Little River, died Tuesday, April 4, 2000 at his home. He was born to the late Ernest and Gertrude (Larschied) Reschke May 2, 1931 in Coleman, WI. Marlo had a career as a mechanic in the United States Army. He earned many honors including: the Army Occupation Medal in Japan, the Vietnam National Service Medal, the National Defense Service Medal, the Vietnam Campaign Medal, one Army Commendation Medal and five Over Seas Bars. Marlo retired after serving his country for 20 years. He is survived by his favorite uncle, Don (Ruth) Larschied, Red Granite, WI; uncle Mike Ottole, Bokeelia, FL; and many nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends. Services will be announced at a later date by Rhodes-Charapata Funeral Home, Oconto.

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Elizabeth A. Schultz Elizabeth A. Schultz, 86, Oconto Falls died April 7, 2000 at an Oconto Falls Nursing Home. She was born January 8, 1914 at Lena to the late Jerry and Josephine (Chadek-Witak) Chad-ek. She married Joseph Schultz April 21, 1931; he preceded her in death in 1977. The couple lived most of their lives in Two Rivers until retiring to Oconto in 1966. She was a member of Holy Trinity Parish and Gold Star Mothers. Survivors include two daughters, Diana Graykowski and special friend Ron, Manitowoc; Patricia Grainger and special friend Ron, Two Rivers; two sons, John (Mary) Schultz, Oconto; Robert (Jean) Schultz, Oconto; a brother, Ernie (Agnes) Witak, Peshtigo; three sisters, Marie Rosenthal, Manitowoc; Mary Treichel, Green Bay; Anette (Jerry) Degeneffe, Green Bay; 16 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband; a son Richard who died in the Korean Conflict; two brothers, Arthur Witak and Fritz Witak; a sister, Julia Petrashek; a son-in-law, Stanley Graykowski. Friends called at the Gallagher Funeral Home, Oconto where the Gold Star Mothers held a service. A parish wake service was also held. Mass of Christian Burial was 2 p.m. Tuesday at Holy Trinity Parish, St. Joseph Site with Rev. David C. Ruby officiating. Burial at Oconto Catholic Cemetery.

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Clarence W. Chilson Clarence W. Chilson, 82, of Milwaukee, WI died March 22, 2000. He was preceded in death by his wife Evelyn (Gunderson), his parents, and his sister, Mary. Survivors include one son, Kenneth (Carol); five grandchildren, Dawn, Steven, Julie, Paul and Lori; 14 great-grandchildren; one brother, Francis (Frances); nieces, nephews and other relatives. He served in World War II. He was an avid golfer and bowler who worked at Allen-Bradley for over 35 years. A visitation for Clarence was held at Wisconsin Memorial Park Family Center. Church and Chapel Funeral Service assisted the family.

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Marion M. Kowalczyk Marion M. Kowalczyk, 71, Lena, died at her home Thursday, April 6, 2000. She was born to the late John and Emma (Nooyen) Henrichs January 19, 1929, in Lena, WI. The former Marion Henrichs married Jack Kowalczyk July 19, 1947, at the former St. Charles Catholic Church of Lena. She devoted her life to being a loving wife and mother. Marion enjoyed gardening, canning and caring for her family and home. She was an active member of Holy Cross Catholic Community. Surviving are her husband, Jack; three daughters, Mary (Jerome) Pashouwer, Appleton; Laurie Kinziger, Lena; and Julie (special friend Jim Marquardt) Diehlmann, Lena; six grandchildren; three brothers, Milton Henrichs, Boulder Junction; Jack (Betty) Henrichs, Indiana; Jerry (Judy) Henrichs, Lena; two sisters, Gloria (Doug) Dorrow, Kelly Lake; Carol (Delbert) Krause, Marinette; two sisters-in-law, JoAnne Skarda, Lena; and Pat (Allen) Pelishek, Oconto. Friends called at the Rhodes-Charapata Funeral Home, Lena, where a parish vigil service was held. The Funeral Mass was held at Holy Cross Catholic Church, Lena at 11 a.m. Monday with Father Frank Schrage officiating. Interment at Pine Hill Cemetery, Spruce.

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Victoria'Vicki' M.(Meverden) Brefozynski Victoria "Vicki" M. (Meverden) Brefczynski, 46, Green Bay, died early Monday morning, April 3, 2000 at a Green Bay hospital from a stroke. She was born April 7, 1953 in Oconto Falls to Hilary and Betty (DeWindt) Meverden. Vicki grew up in Oconto Falls and attended school, graduating from high school with the class of 1971. Following graduation she attended NWTC. Vicki lived in Oconto Falls for a short time before moving to Green Bay where she was employed at Schultz's Restaurant on Main Street and most recently at Kitchen Fresh Foods for many years. Vicki was very proud of her children and their accomplishments. She also enjoyed preparing food for her family and friends. Survivors are her three children, Clifford Hoffman, Waupaca; Jason and Dana Brefczynski, both of Green Bay; one sister, Cynthia (David) Schroeder, Antigo; one brother, Brad Meverden, Minnesota; two very special aunts, Leona Petiniot, Allouez and Rita Berg, Green Bay and many other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her mother, Betty in 1984 and father, Hilary in 1996. Friends called at Jones Funeral Service in Oconto Falls after 4 p.m. Wednesday until the time of services. Funeral service was held 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home with Patricia M. DeGroot, parish director of St. Anthony's and St. Patrick's Catholic Churches officiating. Burial in St. Anthony's Catholic Cemetery, Oconto Falls.

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Dorothy Jean McWilliams Dorothy Jean McWilliams, 75, Oconto, died peacefully, at home with her family, on April 7, 2000. Dorothy was born February 4, 1925 at Wauwatosa, WI to the late John and Irene (Day) Collins. She married Daniel McWilliams; he preceded her in death March 11, 1984. Dorothy worked as a nurses aide at the Oconto Memorial Hospital for 28 years retiring in 1994. She was a member of Holy Trinity Parish. Survivors include three daughters, Constance Mitchell, Burton, TX; Patricia McWilliams, Bel- laire, TX; Mary Lou Svec, Katy, TX; four sons, Michael, Houston, TX; John, Middle Inlet, WI; Timothy (Gudren), Menominee, MI; Tom (Leslie), Brookside; a sister, Helen Galli, Minereal Point, WI; five grandchildren. Friends called at the Gallagher Funeral Home, Oconto where a parish wake service was held. Mass of Christian Burial was conducted 10 a.m. Tuesday, April 11, 2000, at Holy Trinity Parish, St. Joseph Site with Rev. David C. Ruby officiating. Burial at Oconto Catholic Cemetery.

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Laddie J. Stodola Laddie J. Stodola, 85, of 451 E. Main St., Coleman died Friday March 31, 2000 at St. Mary Hospital Medical Center, Green Bay. The son of George J. and Josephine C. (Buresch) Stodola was born June 28, 1914 at Klondike. He was a 1932 graduate of Coleman HighSchool. Laddie was married to Gladys Hansen on October 16, 1937 at St. Wenceslaus Church, Klondike. He owned and operated the Coleman Elevator in partnership with his father, George, Sr. and his brotehrs, George and Lawrence until his retirement. He served on the Coleman Village Board, was a member of the Coleman Fire Dept., served on the Coleman Housing Board as Vice-President, 3rd degree member of the K of C Council 6689 of Coleman, and was a member of Ss. Francis & Wenceslaus Church, Coleman. Surviving are his wife, Gladys; five children, Judy (Vernle) Durocher, Coleman; Charles (Cheryl) Stodola, Crivitz; Carole (Carl) Disparti of Lake Geneva, WI; Michael (Doreen) Stodola, Round Lake Beach, IL; and Michelle (Steven) LeRoy of Champlin, MN; nine grandchildren, five step-grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren; one brother, Elwin (Gibby) Stodola, Klondike. He was preceded in death by his parents, one sister and three brothers. Friends called at Rhodes-Charapata Funeral Home, Coleman where a K of C vigil and a parish wake service was held. Funeral Mass was conducted Tuesday 11 a..m. at Ss. Francis & Wenceslaus Church, Coleman. Interment in St. Wenceslaud Cemetery, Klondike. In lieu of flowers a memorial fund has been established in his memory.

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Marian E. Hamel 'Peterson' Marian E. (Peterson) Hamel, 79, Oconto Falls, formerly of GreenBay, died Saturday, April 1, 2000 at St. Vincent Hospoital. She was born August 30, 1920 to C. Gust and Louise (Hodgkins) Peterson in Escanaba, MI. In 1942, Marian graduated with a B.A. from Northern Michigan University. She taught for one year in Onaway, MI. She married Lieutenant Peter C. "Cor" Hamel September 17, 1943 on one week's notice after a two-year separation during World War II. The family moved to her husband's hometown of Marquette, MI in 1946. They then lived in Ontonagan, MI and Goodman, WI before moving to Green Bay in 1958, where her husband was Principal of Preble High School. They moved to Oconto Falls in 1998. Survivors include her husband, Peter; four sons and their families, Maury (Marcia), Edgerton, WI, and their children, Mara, Matthew, Megan and Melanie; Alan (Dawn), Coon Rapids, MN, and their children, Alison and Anne Marie; Mark (Pam), Minneapolis, MN, and their children, Nathan and Gregory; Neil (Robin), Oconto Falls , and their children, Ariel, Rachel, Caleb and David; one daughter and her family, Judy (Kent) Demien, Wausau, and their children, Kent Jr., Mark, Rebecca, Elizabeth and Bethany. She was preceded in death by her parents; and two sisters, Jean Brayak and Dorothy "Dotsy" Berg. Family and friends called at First United Presbyterian Church, 605 N. Webster Ave., De Pere. Funeral service was 2 p.m. Tuesday at the church with the Rev. Ted Tromble officiating. Entombment in the Shrine of the Good Shepherd Mausoleum. Cotter Funeral Home, De Pere, assisted the family with arrangements. A Memorial fund has been established in Marian's name.

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William 'Bill' M. Cain William "Bill" M. Cain, 69, a well known Oconto businessman died unexpectedly March 30, 2000 at Bellin Hospital, Green Bay. He was born to the late Milton and Eva (Bitters) Cain April 8, 1930 in Oconto. He graduated from Oconto High School. He married the former Donna Koch September 17, 1952 in Oconto. The couple lived in the Oconto and GreenBay area all of their lives. Bill was involved in real estate investing for many years and was also a painting contractor for over 35 years. He owned and operated Oconto Furniture and Warehousing for several years and was a Miller Beer distributor and also had a coin vending machine business in the Oconto area. Bill is survived by his wife, Donna; three sons, James (Sandy) Cain, Oconto; Dennis Cain, Florida; Randy Cain, Indiana; one grandson, Travis (Suzie) Cain, Oconto; and one great-granddaughter, Briana. Also survived by his faithful dog "Pepper." He was preceded in death by one son, Richard, and one sister, Helen. Friends called at the Rhodes-Charapata Funeral Home, Oconto, Sunday April 2, 2000 from 12 p.m. until the time of the funeral service at 3 p.m. with Deacon Walt Kaszynski officiating. Interment at Oconto Catholic Cemetery.

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Lester Willard McAllan Lester Willard McAllan, 81, Mountain, formerly Milwaukee, died March 29, 2000 in the Wisconsin Veterans Home, King, Wisconsin. He was born in Wabeno June 2, 1918 to the late John and Lillian (Waldo) McAllan. Lester served his country during WWII in the Army. He married Effie Tedrow October 19, 1946. The couple lived in Milwaukee where Les was employed as a mechanic for Barrie Transfer. After 35 years of work they retired to Mountain in 1988. Les was a Masonic Member and belonged to the Mountain V.F.W. He was preceded in death by his wife Effie on February 23, 1993.. Survivors include his two daughters, Charlene (Tracy) Roloff of Waterford, MI, Annette (Joseph) Bear of Sanger, TX; his brother, John (Dorothy) McAllan of San Antonio, TX; two sisters, Alice (Bernard) Bowman and Cecelia Bartz both of Mountain; four grandchildren, Stephanie, Katie, Sabrina, and Austin. Visitation was held at Gruetzmacher Funeral Home in Suring on Friday March 31, 2000 from 7-9 p.m. Visitation continued on Saturday at 10 a.m. until funeral services 11 a.m. at the Funeral Home with Pastor Jim DeWar officiating. Burial in Mountain Cemetery. Military Funeral Honors by the Mountain VFW.

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Donald E. Bruns Donald Edward Bruns, 79, of Townsend, WI, formerly of Kenosha, died at his home on March 24, 2000 with his family at his side. He was born in Kenosha on February 4, 1921 to John and Beatrice (DeHaven) Bruns. After receiving an honorable discharge from the Army in which he served during WWII he married Dorothy Schroeder on August 11, 1945 at St. George Church in Kenosha. He worked for Ladish Tri-Clover until his retirement in 1982 at which time he moved to Townsend, WI. While living in Kenosha he was a member of the Eagles Club, a life member of the VFW and the Cooties and a member of St. George Church. After moving to Townsend he joined VFW ost 10914 of Lakewood, AARP and St. Mary of the Lakes Catholic Church, Lakewood. In his retirement he enjoyed bowling, hunting and fishing and woodworking. He is survived by his widow, Dorothy; three daughters, Sheryl (Frank) Dennis, New Smyrna Beach, FL, Darlene (Marty) Swed, Townsend, WI, Tina (Russell) Borst, Kenosha, WI; one son, Gerald Bruns, Kenosha; six grandchildren, two great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, John and Chester Bruns; four sisters, Beatrice Mattson, Anise Walters, Elizabeth Peterson, and Florence Colby. Visitation was on Sunday, March 26 at St. Mary of the Lakes Church, Lakewood. Mass of Christian Burial was held Monday 11 a.m. at the Church, with Fr. Gerald Schmidt officiating. Visitation was also held on Tuesday at the Piasecki Funeral Home, Kenosha. Graveside service was on Wednesday at St. George Cemetery, Kenosha. The Suminski Funeral Home, Wabeno and the Piasecki Funeral Home, Kenosha served the family. Memorials appreciated to the LeRoyer Hospice, 112 E. 5th Ave., Antigo, WI 54409.

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Joseph C. Guiliani Joseph C. Giuliani, 71, of Appleton, formerly of Mountain, died Monday March 27, 2000. He was born in Wauceda, MI on September 15, 1928 to the late Joseph and Helen (Woyatzka) Giuliani. On October 2, 1990 he married Joan Fischer Laes. Joseph worked for NICOR Gas Company in Illinois for 35 years. He was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church in Appleton. Joe was a very good golfer and bowler and a loyal Packer fan. He loved the outdoors, biking and hunting and especially his yearly fishing trip to Canada with his friends, Clarence Stroh and Tony Gajdostek. He will be sadly miss by his wife, Joan Fischer Laes Giuliani; children, Carol (Aaron) Theselius of Saukeville, WI; David (Lynn) Giuliani of Park Forest, IL; grandson, Steven James Giuliani and stepgrandson, John Maxedon; special family members: Pamela (Gay) Meyer of Indianapolis, IN; Patric (Jana) Laes and their sons, Christopher and Michael of Green Bay; sisters, Helen (Norris) Hanson of Yuma, AZ, and Theresa (William) Grizer of McHenry, IL: brothers-in-law, Jack (Carol) Fischer, William (Janet) Fischer, Michael Fischer all of Appleton; Raymond (Carol) Fischer of Cary, NC; Charles Fisher of Los Angeles, CA; sisters-in-law, Mary Ann Jack of Appleton, other relatives and friends. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by a sister, Lydia Kitterman. Funeral service was held on Wednesday, March 29, 2000 at 1 p.m. at St. Mary's Catholic Church, 312 S. State Street, with Father Michael O'Rourke officiating. Visitation was from 11:30 a.m. until the time of Mass. Memorials are appreciated to Cancer Research. Valley Funeral Home, 2211 N. Richmond St., Appleton served the family.

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Eric Andrew Henkel Eric Andrew Henkel, 82, of Blackwell, died Thursday, March 30, 2000, at the Nu-Roc Nursing Home in Blackwell where he had been a resident for the last four years. Eric was born in Blackwell on October 11, 1917, the son of August and Emily (Monte) Henkel. He was a lifelong resident of Blackwell, and spent his life farming and serving his town. He was the Town Treasurer from 1945 to 1974, and served as Assessor in 1975. Eric also belonged to many civic and church groups, such as serving on the FHA Board. On September 30, 1939, he married Helen McKinney at Trinity Lutheran Church in Wabeno. She preceded him in death on May 22, 1987. Throughout life, Eric enjoyed bowling, dancing, snowmobiling, and his trips to Florida. He was also proud of his family, and would often go to his son, Ron's, house to visit, and telling his son and daughter-in-law that he was just there to visit with their cat and dog. He also enjoyed the days when the family and the dog would come down to visit him at the nursing home. Eric is survived by his children: Carole (Ron) Braun of Bryant, WI and Ronald (Jenny) Henkel of Blackwell, WI; five grandchildren, Debora Socia of Milwaukee, WI, Robert Braun of Milwaukee, Erick (Peggy) Henkel of Laona, WI; Samantha (Mike) Johnvin of Blackwell; Niall Henkel of Laona; six great-grandchildren, other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his sister and brother-in-law, Margaret (Clarence) Rogge; his parents; an infant brother, Roger; a grandson, Alan Braun; and his wife, Helen. Honoring Eric as pallbearers were his five grandchildren and a great-grandchild, Rian Socia. Friends called at the Suminski Funeral Home in Wabeno where Pastor Craig Korth led a short prayer service. Funeral service was held Saturday, April 1, 2000, 1 p.m., at Trinity Lutheran Church in Wabeno. Interment followed at the Trinity Lutheran Cemetery in Wabeno. Suminski Funeral Home of Wabeno served the family.

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Richard 'Dick' L. Vander Geeten Richard (Dick) L. Vander Geeten, 69, Green Bay, died Monday, March 21, 2000 in a Yuma, Ariz. hospital. He was born January 15, 1931, in Green Bay to the late Ray and Mae (Kononski) Vander Geeten. On June 25, 1955 he married Darlene Roepcke in Green Bay. Richard had been employed as an engineer for the Green Bay Board of Education at West High School, retiring in 1992. In 1994, he retired from the grounds crew of the Green Bay Packers. He loved hunting, camping, fishing, and winters in Yuma. He also enjoyed traveling with the coachmen club and caravan, watching the Packers, working at the Bobcat games, coaching youth games and bartending for many years. He is survived by his wife, Darlene; one son, Mike (Renee) Vander Geeten, Green Bay; one daughter, Sally (Tod) Sanborn, Eagle River; three grandchildren, Joel and Danielle Vander Geeten and David Sanborn; one brother-in-law, Bob Maricque and one sister-in-law, Lois Vander Geeten; several nieces and nephews and many close friends. He was also preceded in death by one brother, Raymond Vander Geeten and one sister, Betty Maricque. Friends may call Sunday, April 2, 2000, from 3 to 7 p.m. at Lyndahl Funeral Home, Lombardi Avenue and Ridge Rd. where the funeral service will be held at 6 p.m. with the Rev. Earl Vorpagel III officiating. Entombment will be in the Shrine of the Good Shepherd Mausoleum.

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Robert 'Bob' Van Frachem Robert “Bob” Van Frachem, 83, formerly of De Pere, passed away Wednesday March 28, 2000 at a local nursing home. The son of the late William and Ella (Pfeifer) Van Frachem was born January 16, 1917 in Green Bay. Bob was a graduate of East High School. He married Dorothy Moes in 1940. Bob played on WBAY radio for two years. He ended his tenure in the U.S. Army as a Staff Sergeant at Ft. Sill Oklahoma for four years. Bob also played in the Army orchestra. He worked at the Allouez Water Department for 33 years leaving there as a Superintendent. Bob then went on to get an Engineering degree from the University of Wisconsin. He worked as an engineer for twelve years at McMahon engineering in Menasha until his retirement. After retirement, Bob started a band and taught guitar lessons. He was an avid gardener and was known for his beautiful flower gardens. Bob enjoyed woodworking, writing poetry, and especially his dogs. Survivors include his wife of 59 years, Dorothy; a sister, Mrs. Melferd (Gladys) Mathys; nieces, Mrs. Alan (Mary Lou) Edwards, Donna Mae Pfleger, Mrs. Robert (Suzie) Damoto, Kathy Pahl; nephews, Tom Mathys. Tim Mathys, Mike Mathys. He was preceded in death by his parents, and a brother-in-law, Melferd Mathys. Family and friends may call at Cotter Funeral Home, 860 N Webster Ave. De Pere, from 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday. Funeral service 5 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home with the Rev. Richard Schmeling officiating. Inurnment will take place at the Cemetery of the Holy Sepulchre of St. John the Baptist Parish in the town of Howard. A memorial fund has been established in Bob’s name for the Osteoporosis Foundation and the Humane Society. The family would like to extend thanks to Dr. Pinn; to all of the family and friends who were there for Bob; and to the staff at Odd Fellow Home.

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Jerome 'Jerry' Smits Jerome “Jerry” Smits, 59, of 4435 Oak Ridge Court, De Pere, died Sunday March 26, 2000 at a Milwaukee hospital following a courageous battle with heart disease. The son of Florence (Hockers) Smits and the late Edward “Biff” Smits was born April 28, 1940 in Green Bay. Jerry was a graduate of Abbot Pennings High School and was a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps. On May 12, 1962, he married the former Barbara Danen at St. Mary Catholic Church in De Pere. He worked for the Nicolet Paper Company for 25 years. Mr. Smits was a volunteer fireman for De Pere for many years. He loved his children and, most especially, spending time with his grandchildren, whom he cherished. Mr. Smits was a member of the Knights of Columbus, De Pere Council #3955 and loved his Wednesday night bowling group. Jerry was an avid outdoorsman who loved hunting, planting trees, working in his garden, and spending time at his cottage up north. Survivors include his wife, Barb; their children, Mark and Lisa Smits, Sandy and Mark Miller, Scott and Mary Ann Smits, Lisa and Craig Andersen, all of De Pere; five grandchildren, Kyle Smits, Korey Jerome Smits, Nicholas Miller, Brandon and Trevor Andersen; his mother, Florence (Hockers) Smits, De Pere; three brothers, Stanley and Mary Smits, of Georgia, Steve and Kathy Smits, Oregon, Ron and Chris Smits, Calif. Jerry is also survived by Barb’s family, Dick and Lynn Danen, Debra and Randy Hansen, and Dale and Sara Danen. He was preceded in death by his father, grandparents, and his parents-in-law, Richard and Cy Danen. Friends may call from 3 to 7 p.m. Thursday at St. Mary Catholic Community on Pope John XXIII Circle off Sportsman Drive, Town of Ledgeview. The Knights of Columbus will hold a Memorial Service at 6 p.m. Mass of Resurrection will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Church with the Rev. Gery Meehan, O. Praem, officiating. Burial in Mt. Olivet Cemetery. A memorial fund has been established. Ryan Funeral Home, De Pere, is in charge of arrangements.

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LaVerne Skenandore LaVerne Skenandore, 82, of Oneida, died Tuesday, March 28, 2000 at a local hospital. LaVerne was born July 22, 1917, to the late Joel and Lydia (Webster) House. She married Roy Skenandore on October 25, 1950 at Holy Apostles Church in Oneida. He preceded her in death on May 12, 1978. LaVerne was a member of the Ladies Auxiliary Robert Cornelius Post #7784 in Oneida an the Do-Do Club. Survivors include two children, Janice and Ronald McLester, Oneida, Kevin and Kathy Skenandore, Green Bay; four grandchildren, “Little” Ronnie, and Bryan McLester, LeeAnn and Eric Skenandore; two great-grandchildren, Brannon and Carleigh Skenandore; one sister, Arlene Cornelius, Oakland, Calif. She is also survived by her special friend Millie. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, a son, Roy Jr., a sister, Margaret John, and a brother, Merlin House. Friends may call at Ryan Funeral Home, 305 N. Tenth St., De Pere, on Thursday, from 6-8 p.m. Oneida Indian Singing 6:30 p.m. Wake Service 7 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Friday, at Holy Apostles Church, in Oneida, with the Rev. Brad McIntyre and Deacon Edmund Powless, officiating. Burial in the church cemetery. The family wishes to extend a special thank you to the staff at the Anna John Nursing Home and St. Mary’s ICU.

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Mrs. Edward 'Esther' Gooding Mrs. Edward (Esther) Gooding, 94, Green Bay, died Wednesday March 29, 2000 at a local hospital after a brief illness. Born in Oconto, September 13, 1905 she is the daughter of the late John and Mary (VanBovan) Maloney. She married the late Fred Mohr in 1926 and he preceded her in death March 16, 1966. Esther then married Edward Gooding May 24, 1947 and he preceded her in death November 10, 1988. She was a lifetime member of Saints Peter and Paul Church. Esther loved gardening, especially her roses. She is survived by two daughters and son-in-law; Marion Kurth, Lois and Bob Marcott, all of Green Bay; two sons and daughters-in-law; Roger and Patricia Mohr of Green Bay; Donald and Dorothy Mohr of Townsend; 12 grandchildren; 22 great grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by spouse, two sons-in-law; Milton Kurth and Ervin Peerenboom, three brothers and six sisters. Friends may call at MALCORE Funeral Home, University Ave at Baird Street from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Today and prior to the funeral on Friday. Parish wake service 7 p.m. Today. Funeral service Friday 10 a.m. at the funeral home with the Reverend John G. Van Der Horst officiating. Entombment at Shrine of the Good Shepherd Mausoleum. The family would like to extend a special thanks to Bornemann’s Nursing Home for all of their care and concern.

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Mary E. 'PeeNee' Glime(e) Mary E. “PeeNee” Glim(e), 57, Green Bay, passed away on Sunday, March 26, 2000 after a year long courageous battle with brain cancer. Born in Green Bay, April 3, 1942 she is the daughter of the late Willard and Marie (Derepkowski) Saunders. On May 16, 1960 she married Garry Glime resulting in 18 years of marriage and four children. Mary graduated from East High School and attended St. Norbert College. She was a longtime member of Holy Martyrs of Gorcum Church. Mary was very involved with the patients of Brown County Mental Health Center where she was employed as a Volunteer Coordinator for almost 20 years until her illness forced her into early retirement. She was also employed part-time at Wal-Mart East in the fabrics department. Mary truly enjoyed working at Wal-Mart and helping customers with their special projects. Although it was a very hard decision, she resigned from Wal-Mart to begin her next project, the remodeling of her father’s home after his death on April 3, 1997. There wasn’t a day that went by that Mary didn’t talk about what wall she was going to tear down or what window she was going to put in. Mary’s love of people and life showed in everything she did; whether it be painting, gardening, sewing, cooking, working, volunteering, remodeling, or mothering. She is survived by her three sons; Garry (Joe) Glime, Jr. and special friend Deb Poupore, Dick Glim, Mike Glime all of Green Bay; one daughter, Michelle and fiance’ Greg Shavlik and his children, Connor and Ryan Shavlik of Seymour; one brother and sister-in-law, James and Wanda Saunders of Green Bay; one of Mary’s many dreams was to be a grandmother; this wish came true with the arrival of Marcus Grant Shavlik to Michelle and Greg on January 4 of this year. Marcus Grant brought much love and joy to Mary’s final days; one step-daughter, Susan Behnke of California; Nieces and Nephews; Amy Geyso of Wrightstown, Julie (Geyso) and Ken Rogers of Little Chute, Rick Geyso of Wrightstown, Lea Geyso of Green Bay, Dawn Saunders of Wrightstown, and Sheri Saunders of Green Bay; special friend, Janice “Maude” Schumacher of Green Bay. Preceded in death by her parents and her brother, Tom. Friends may call at MALCORE Funeral Home, University Ave. at Baird Street , from 4-8 p.m. Wednesday and prior to the funeral on Thursday. Parish wake service 7:30 p.m. Wednesday. Funeral Thursday 10:30 a.m. at Holy Martyrs of Gorcum Church with the Rev. Robert E. Rhyner officiating. Mary’s children would like to extend a special thank you to Gen Giese, Anne Stankewicz, Candy Krause and her many friends at Brown County Mental Health center. Your kindness, support and love will never be forgotten. They would also like to thank 9th floor nursing staff of St. Vincent’s Hospital for their care and concern.

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John N. Hurtado John N. Hurtado, 48, Oconto, died unexpectedly Sunday, March 26, 2000 in Oconto. He was born to Phillip and Lorraine Wenzel Hurtado April 22, 1951. John was preceded in death by his father. John was employed at Cruisers Yachts in Oconto. He enjoyed hunting and spending time with friends and family. Surviving are 1 son, Jesse, 4 daughters, Rebecca, Felecia and Louren Hurtado all of Oconto and a daughter Juliann; his mother, Lorraine Wenzel of Texas, and 6 brothers and 12 sisters. He is also survived by other relatives and friends. John was preceded in death by two brothers, paternal grandparents, Felix and Josephine Hurtado, and maternal grandparents, Edith and Charles Wenzel. Friends may call at the Rhodes-Charapata Funeral Home, Oconto, Thursday, March 30, 2000 from 4-9 p.m. and Friday from 9 a.m. until the time of the funeral service. The funeral service will be held at 10:30 a.m. at the funeral home with Deacon Walt Kaszynski officiating. Interment at Evergreen Cemetery, Oconto.

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Carl H. Semrau, Sr. Carl H. Semrau, Sr., 84, formerly of Crivitz and Pound died Saturday, March 25, 2000 at Rennes Health Center-West, Peshtigo. The son of the late Charles and Anna Jergens Semrau was born September 24, 1915 in the Town of Pound. He operated a farm in the town of Pound and also worked in the woods. Carl was a member of Trinity Ev. Lutheran Church, Coleman. Surviving are three children, Carl Jr. Nola Semrau of Pound, Marvin Semrau of Indiana and Marilyn Pat Peterson Lasse of Janesville; 10 grandchildren, six great-grandchildren; two brothers, Leonard Donna Semrau of Pound and Arnold Semrau of the Landmark, Peshtigo. He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Gerhart and Wallace; one sister, Hazel Liptak; and one grandchild and one great-grandchild. Friends may call at Trinity Ev. Lutheran Church, Coleman from 1 p.m. Tuesday until the time of funeral services at 3 p.m. Rev. Gregory Stahlecker will officiate with burial in Trinity Ev. Lutheran Cemetery, Town of Pound. Rhodes-Charapata Funeral Home, Coleman assisting the family with arrangements.

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Wilfred 'Jack' Meyer Wildfred 'Jack' Meyer, 90, of Green Bay, died Thursday, March 23, 2000 at the home of his daughter and son-in-law, Judy and David Hallgren of 804 Croix St., Negaunee, Michigan. He was born September 10, 1909 in Oconto, WI to the late Leonard and Mary Young Meyer. He graduated from Oconto High School in the Class of 1927. Jack was emplloyed by the CMSTP&P Railroads from 1934 until his retirement in 1972. He was a life-long resident of the Green Bay area and was a member of St. Jude Parish in Green Bay. Survivors include two daughters, Judy David Hallgren, Negaunee, MI, Jean Mick Jorgens, Holland, MI; four grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; one sister, Leola McKee, Oconto; two sisters-in-law, Doris Meyer and Cecile Hanson. He was preceded in death by his loving wife of 53 years, Evelyn; his parents; two brothers, Orville and Buss Meyer; one grandson, Darrian James. Friends called at Blaney Funeral Home, 1521 Shawano Ave., Green Bay. The Mass of Christian burial was 11 a.m. Monday Central Time at St. Jude Catholic Church, Green Bay, with the Rev. Ron Belitz officiating. Burial in Fort Howard Memorial Park.

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Carl A.'Pappy' Luedtke Carl A. 'Pappy' Luedtke, 82, died March 21, 2000. Carl was a veteran of World War II, a member of VFW Post 5716 New Berlin, a retired employee of the Milwaukee Rail Road and Wisconsin Cuneo Press. The Town Supervisor of Townsend, WI, Commissioner of Sanitation of Inland Lakes and a member of Grace Lutheran Church. Survivors include Gladys, his wife of over 59 years; his children, Carl N. Valeri Luedtke, Judy Schmidt Ed Zarzynski, Ronald W. Debbie Yenter and Linda Gary Amsrud.; one sister-in-law, Maralyn Pellowski and LeRoy McKnight of Gladstone, MI; six grandchildren, four great-grandchildren; other relatives and friends. Visitation was Saturday March 25 from 9 a.m. until time of the funeral service at 11 a.m., at Grace Lutheran Church, 3030 W. Oklahoma Ave. Interment in Wisconsin Memorial Park. Suminski Family Funeral Homes was in charge of arrangements.

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Iola Susan Slagoski Iola Susan Slagoski, 87, of Townsend, WI died on March 19, 2000 at the Eastview Manor in Antigo. Iola was born in Potlatch, Idaho on July 5, 1912 to Herman and Inez Bossell Sturm. She married Chester Mielke on September 20, 1928 and he preceded her in death in 1971. She then married Gerald Tucker July 5, 1974 and he preceded her in death on January 24, 1981. Then in 1987 she married Alois Slagoski. She raised her family in Carter, WI. While living there she was a cook for the Wabeno High School during the school year and then during the summer she operated a bakery and restaurant in Townsend. After her family was on their own in 1956 she moved to Milwaukee where she was a cook for St. Francis Hospital. Then in 1958 she moved to Evanston, IL where she worked for Northwestern University for the Sigma Alpha Epsilon Fraternity. Finally, in 1966 she moved back to the northwoods area where she settled in Townsend and operated a grocery store until she retired. But she didn't stop working since she then became the first manager of the Lakewood Meal Site. She is survived by her husband Alois; four children, Gwendolyn Mathis, Peoria, AZ, Bonny Lathen, Merrit Island, FL, Boyd Jean Mielke, Madison, WI, Coralee Norbert Flynn, Townsend; seven stepchildren, Rosalie Richard Swanson, of Illinois, Marlene Sances, of Illinois, Raymond Joan Slagoski, of Florida, Gerald Rose Slagoski, Kenosha, Daniel Patricia Slagoski, Kenosha, Molly Douglas Schulte, Platte City, MO, Nancy Stanley Merlock, Kenosha; 12 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren, 12stepgrandchildren and several stepgreat-grandchildren. Visitation was on Thursday, March 23, 2000 at St. John Lutheran Church, Townsend from 4-8 p.m. and on Friday, March 24 from 10 a.m. until the service at 11 a.m. at the Church, with Rev. Gary Bratz officiating. Interment in Forest Home Cemetery, Townsend. Suminaki Funeral Home, Wabeno assisted the family.

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Peter Charles 'Chuck' Geisen Peter Charles 'Chuck' Geisen, 61, of Lakewood, WI died on March 18, 2000 after a two year battle with cancer. Chuck was born on October 29, 1938 in Chicago to the late Peter and Meta Mionske Geisen. He was a graduate of Big Rock High School in Illinois and he faithfully served his country in the U.S. Army. He owned and operated Chuck's Gas and Welding Co. in the Village of Howard. He presently was living in Lakewood. Chuck enjoyed his property in Lakewood, taking care of the yard and garden. He is survived by: One daughter and son-in-law, Laurie and Scott Roebuck, Fox Lake, WI; two sons and one daughter-in-law, Charles Geisen, Abrams, Doug and Lynn Geisen, Columbus Junction, IA; special friend, Diane Delvoye with whom he resided; six grandchildren; many other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents and two sisters, Hilda and Elaine. Visitation was at the Northwoods Bible Fellowship Church, Lakewood from 12 noon until the time of the funeral service at 3 p.m. on Wednesday, March 22 with Pastor Scott VanLaanen officiating. Interment at Lakewood Forest Cemetery. Suminski Funeral Home, Wabeno assisted the family.

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Myrtle E. Dessart Myrtle E. Dessart, 86, Suring died at Woodland Village on Thursday, March 23, 2000. She was born in Red Springs Shawano County on October 11, 1913 to the late John and Blanche Little Tousey. She married John E. Dessart January 18, 1933 in Gillett. The couple lived and farmed many years in the town of How. Myrtle loved to sew and cook for her family. She was a member of the Suring United Methodist Church. Survivors include her daughters, Florence Richard Klawitter of Suring, Louise Setum of Waukesha; her son, Edward Dessart of Suring; five sisters, Ruby Jashinsky of Coleman, Bessie Gordon Borge of Mundeline, IL, Mayme 'Pat' Ira Davids of Bowler, Velma Yakel of Watersmeet, MI, Opal Erb of Suring; one brother, Ervin 'Smoke' Enid Tousey of Bowler; sisters-in-law, Sister Rose Wilhelmine OSF of Springfield, IL, Margaret Dessart of Suring; two grandchildren and their families. Myrtle was preceded in death by her husband John on January 2, 1992, her sister, Sister Wistremunde, three brothers, Gordon, Mick, and Wallace; two brothers-in-law, Sam Yakel and Walter Jashinsky; one son-in-law, Robert Setum. Visitation was held at Gruetzmacher Funeral Home in Suring. Funeral services were Monday 11 a.m. at the Suring United Methodist Church with Pastor LaVerne Ulrichson officiating. Burial in Woodlawn Cemetery in Shawano. A memorial has been established.

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Mrs. Leon 'Virgil O.' Rondou Mrs. Leon (Virgil O.) Rondou, died Sunday, March 19, 2000 at a local nursing home. She was born June 13, 1910 in Green Bay to the late Louis and Laura (Delfosse) Rubin. On October 12, 1937, she married Leon Rondou at ST. Willebrord Catholic Church; he preceded in death March 14, 1992. She was a member of Annunciation Catholic Church, participated in many activists with Leon in the Benevolent and Protective Order of the Elks-Lodge #259, and was a very creative and artistic person. Survivors include one son and daughter-in-law, Bob and Lyn Rondou of Burnsville, Minn.; one daughter, Pam Farrell of Green Bay; four granddaughters, Suzanne Farrell, Vanessa Rondou, Shawna Rondou, Megan Rondou; one brother-in-law, Lesley Rondou; and several nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. She was also preceded in death by two sisters, Pearl Prouty and Dorothy Wittum. Friends may call after 10 a.m. Saturday at Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin Mary Catholic Church where the Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11 a.m. with Rev. Joe Coopmans, O.Praem officiating. Entombment in Allouez Chapel Mausoleum. Lyndah’s Funeral Home is assisting the family. The family would like to thank the doctors and nursing staff of St. Mary’s Hospital. A heartful thank you to everyone at Manor Care West for all the loving and tender care extended to our Mom. A warm thank you to her niece, Katy, and our special neighbor, Helen, for all their love and time and care.

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Mayme E. McCarthy Mayme E. McCarthy, 79, Howard, died Wednesday, March 22, 2000 at a local nursing home. She was born September 10, 1920, in Mississippi to the late Edd and Jane (Meadows) Hopkins. She married James H. McCarthy in Tennessee; he preceded her in death February 3, 1964. She was employed by Spence-McCord (later known as General Medical) for many years. Mayme was a member of the Women of the Moose #451. She became a member of the Women of the Moose in 1955. She received her Academy of Friendship degree in 1959, her College of Regents degree in 1970 and her Star Recorder degree in 1976. She is survived by one son, Jim H. McCarthy, Sun Prairie; two grandchildren, Keli and Aaron McCarthy, Madison; two sisters, Ora Mae Thompson, Memphis, Tenn. and Carrie Walker, Dumas, Miss.; many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by one brother, Russell Hopkins and four sisters, Bertha Thompson, Zelma Thompson, Dorothy Edwards and Myrtle Edwards. Friends may call after 2 p.m. Sunday, March 26 at Lyndahl Funeral Home, Lombardi Avenue and Ridge Road. A memorial service by the Women of the Moose will be held at 5 p.m. Committal service will take place at Resurrection Cemetery, Madison, on Monday at 2 p.m. A memorial fund has been established. The family would like to thank the staff at Santa Maria Nursing Home for the quality of care that was given to Mayme.

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Doloris Kaufman Doloris Kaufman, 85, Green Bay, died Monday March 20, 2000 at a local nursing home. She was born December 13, 1914 in Cecil, Wis. to the late Karl and Edith (Gibson) Koslowske. She married Ward Kaufman June 18, 1949 in Green Bay. He preceded her in death in 1984. Doloris was a manicurist at the Northland Hotel and the Downtowner Hotel for many years. She is survived by nieces and nephews; Nancy Pasowicz, Pulaski; Thomas Koslowske, New York, Patricia Michales, Janesville, Kathleen Grathe, Green Bay, Carol Van Laanen, Green Bay, Nancy Sager, Green Bay. Preceded in death by one sister, Margaret Eisch; two brothers, Cyril and Carly Koslowske. Also her best friend, Connie Gable. Friends may call at Schauer & Schumacher Funeral Home, 340 S. Monroe St. after 1 p.m. Thursday with funeral at 2 p.m. with Rev. Ted Tromble officiating. Burial Ft. Howard Cemetery. Special thanks to Ester Kempen, Marg Morris, Phyllis Collins, Mary Kaster, Elmer Wolske and the staff at Western Village Nursing Home. Charles O’Brien Director.

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Lillian C. 'Babe' Goffard Lillian C. 'Babe' Goffard, 76, Oneida, passed away unexpectedly Tuesday, March 21, 2000. She was born December 27, 1923, in De Pere to Christian and Rose (Roffers) Hendricks. She married Gerald Goffard on September 28, 1948, at St. Boniface Church in De Pere. He preceded her in death on September 3, 1992. Lillian and Gerald farmed in De Pere for several years. Lillian had many talents: she sewed custom draperies; wrote poems, songs and stories; and loved gardening and growing apples. She was most famous for her fabulous cooking and baking, especially Kneecaps! She played guitar in her family’s band called Echo Mountain. Every Monday night there was a jam session at her house. Her band entertained at nursing homes for many years. She will be very dearly missed. Lillian is survived by her six children: Rose (Bob) LeClair, Rhinelander; Chris (Ken) Rogers, De Pere; Mike (Lynn) Goffard, Rhinelander; Terri Goffard, Oneida; Jeff (Sally) Goffard, Greenleaf; Vicki Goffard, Seymour; 11 grandchildren: Gerilyn Goffard and fiance, Dave Becker; Christopher, Matthew, and Colleen LeClair; Nickolas and Justin Goffard; Kevin Goffard and friend Annie; Jason (Katie) Goffard; Andrea Goffard and fiance, Adam; Heather Goffard and friend, Lonny; and Alex Shoeder; a sister, Evelyn Goffard, De Pere; a brother and sister-in-law, Elmer (Evelyn) Hendricks, De Pere; four sisters-in-law: Loretta Hendricks, De Pere; Virginia DeBruin, De Pere; Florence Goffard, Florida; Rosella Hendricks, De Pere. She was preceded in death by a sister, Leona Van Gheem and three brothers, Roland, Fred, and Arthur Hendricks. Friends may call at Immaculate Conception Church, Oneida, Friday, March 24, from 9 a.m. until services at 11 a.m. with Fr. Richard Thomas officiating. Burial in the parish cemetery. Muehl-Boettcher Funeral Home, Seymour, is assisting the family.

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Marian L. Dimmer Marian L. Dimmer, 88, Green Bay resident, died unexpectedly Monday evening, March 20, 2000 at a local hospital. She was born March 23, 1911 in Green Bay to the late Anton and Catherine (De Leers) De Grave. Marian married Frank Dimmer on September 15, 1934 at SS. Peter and Paul Catholic Church. He preceded her in death April 4, 1993. She will be remembered by many for her work at the polling stations for 26 years or working at the Packer Stadium for 15 years in a Hot Dog stand. Marian also volunteered her time and talents at Pauls Pantry and the St. Vincent De Paul Store. She was a longtime member of St. Philip the Apostle Parish, their Altar Society and their 55 plus Club. She is survived by two daughters and sons-in-law, Gloria and Leroy LaViolette and Kathryn (Kay) and Milan (Mike) Kraus all of Green Bay; one son and daughter-in-law, Fran and Cindy Dimmer, De Pere; 10 grandchildren, Jim LaViolette, Diane (Gary) Grzywa, Jeff LaViolette, Lynn (Paul) Meyers, Scott Kraus, Sherry (Mike) Bailey, Stacy (Randall) De Grave, Christopher (Gretchen) Dimmer, Brian Dimmer, Alissa Dimmer; four great-grandchildren, Amanda and Danielle Grzywa, Nathan and Noah Meyers; nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by three brothers and two sisters. Friends may call at the Proko-Wall Funeral Home, 1630 E. Mason St. from 4-8 p.m. TODAY (Wednesday) and after 9:30 a.m. Thursday until the cortege leaves for church. Altar Society Rosary 4 p.m. today, Parish Wake Service 7 p.m. today. Mass of Christian Burial 10:30 a.m. Thursday at St. Philip the Apostle Catholic Church with Rev. Larry Canavera officiating. Burial in the Allouez Catholic Cemetery. “She will be sadly missed by her family and special friends Marge Lorenzoni, Eleanor Van Nelson, Mae Van Rens, Marge and Henry Mileski and a special Godchild, Jan Anderson. Marian’s family would also like to extend a sincere thank you to her neighbors who kept an eye out for her Bonnie and Dale and Phyllis.”

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Raymond Bebeau Raymond Bebeau, 84, Green Bay, found peace March 20, 2000, at a local hospital while surrounded by his loving family. Ray was born on May 14, 1915, to the late Henry and Odile (Lonzo) Bebeau. He graduated from East High School. Shortly after high school, Ray joined the Merchant Marines and proudly served during World War II. (Five of Ray’s brothers also served in the armed services during World War II and another served our country at a later date.) Beside numerous other jobs, he worked for over 25 years as a tool and die maker in Milwaukee and most recently as a security guard at the Milwaukee Public Museum. After retiring from the museum in 1977, Ray moved back to Green Bay to be near his family. He enjoyed playing poker, collecting stamps and loved listening to classical music. His family will long remember Ray for his sharp wit and for his gentlemanly ways, even throughout his difficult times. Ray is survived by one brother, Arnold Bebeau of Green Bay; one sister and spouse, Betty and Gene Stebbings of Spooner; one sister-in-law, Geraldine Bebeau of Green Bay; numerous loving nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; six brothers, Urban, Leland, Gerald, Bernard, Eldred, Roland, and sisters-in-law. Friends may call at MALCORE Funeral Home, University Avenue at Baird Street, Thursday from 5 to 8 p.m. Parish wake service 7 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Visitation continues 11 a.m. Friday at the funeral home with the Rev. Thomas Farrell officiating. Entombment at the Shrine of the Good Shepherd. Ray’s family extends a hearty thank you to the nursing staff at St. Mary’s Hospital third floor, Woodside Lutheran Nursing Home and Marla Vista Assisting Living Care. They will all miss Ray.

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Iola S. Slagoski Iola S. Slagoski, 87, of Town-send, died March 19, 2000 at Eastview Medical & Rehab. Center, Antigo. Arrangements are pending. Please contact Suminski Funeral Home, Wabeno for service times at 715-473-3131.

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Peter C. 'Chuck' Geisen Peter C. 'Chuck' Geisen, 61, of Lakewood, died March 18, 2000 at Clement J. Zablocki VA Medical Center, Milwaukee. Arrangements are pending. Please contact Suminski Funeral Home, Wabeno, for service times at 715-473-3131. A complete obituary will appear in next week's paper.

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Beatrice M. Moe Beatrice M. Moe, 85, of Oconto, died Monday, March 20, 2000 at Riverside Health & Rehabilitation Center, Oconto. Beatrice was born October 25, 1914 in Oak Orchard to the late Peder and Aasa Mickelson Moe. Beatrice began work as a teacher in a one room school in Pensaukee. She taught for five different schools, the last being in Allouez. Beatrice taught for 40 years until her retirement in 1977. Beatrice was a very active member of the Trinity Lutheran Church until the merger with the First American Lutheran Church, where she has been a member ever since. Beatrice is survived by two brothers, Dr. Robert Evelyn Moe, Fall River, MA; Wesley Jean Moe, Green Bay; five nieces and three nephews. She was preceded in death by three sisters and their spouses, Elvira John Stenberg, Olga John Heiman, Ella Moe and two brothers, Melvin and Peter. The family will receive relatives and friends at the First American Lutheran Church, Oconto, from 9 to 11 a.m. Wednesday, March 22, 2000. Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday 11 a.m. at the church with the Rev. Richard DeBenedetto officiating and burial at the Evergreen Cemetery. The Gallagher Funeral Home, Oconto, is in charge of the arrangements.

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Robert O. Bob St. Louis Robert O. Bob St. Louis, 76, of 9185 Holiday Inn Rd., Suring at Kelly Lake died suddenly Saturday, March 18, 2000 at Community Memorial Hospital, Oconto Falls. The son of Joseph and Bessie Zanger St. Louis was born April 28, 1923 at Kelly Brook. He was a veteran of World War II having served in the Navy. Bob owned and operated a filling station in Suring, worked for Aring Equipment of Green Bay, was employed by the Highway Department, and then for Dufek Implement of Lena until his retirement. Following retirement he worked doing varioius jobs for people at Kelly Lake. Surviving are his wife, Helen St. Louis; his mother, Bessie St. Louis, of Kelly Lake; three sons, Wayne Jean St. Louis, of Lena, David St. Louis, of Kelly Lake, and Greg Chris St. Louis, of Kelly Lake; four grandchildren; two sisters, Delores Donal) Krull, of Benton, WI and Janice LeRoy Miller, of Arizona. He was preceded in death by his father, six brothers, Jim, Leland, Clyde, Alton, Dan, and Raymond 'Popeye'. Friends called at Rhodes-Charapata Funeral Home, Lena. Funeral services were held Tuesday at 11 a.m. at the funeal home. Rev. Laverne Ulrichsen officiated with burial in Hickory Hills Cemetery, Town of Maple Valley. A memorial fund has been established in his memory.

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Shirley Schmidt Shirley Schmidt, 78, died Wednesday, March 15, 2000 at Woodlawn Village Nursing Home, Suring.. She had resided in recent years with a son, George Schmidt of Lakewood, who survives along with his wife Dawn; a daughter, Sue Ellen O'Neil of Chicago, and sisters, Ester Trier, Thelma Strasser, Georgette Burroughs and Leila MacDonald, six grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held in Jupiter, Florida

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Bernard V. Stodola Bernard V. Stodola, 79, Klondike, died at his home Wednesday evening March 15, 2000. He was born to the late George and Josephine Buresch Stodola, Sr. October 27, 1920 at Klondike, WI. Bernard married the former Geraldine Marik June 9, 1945 at th former St. Charles Catholic Church, Lena. Bernard loved life! He truly enjoyed farming, cutting wood, picking berries, polka - dancing, deer hunting, reading, going out to eat, church activities, sports of all kinds, especially Packer Football and Milwaukee Braves-Brewer Baseball. He cherished his grandchildren and great-grandchildren - always rewarding them $$$ for their accomplishments both big and small.Bernard was involved with many community organizations and was a very devoted member of Ss. Francis & Wenceslaus Catholic Church, Klondike. Surviving are his wife, Geraldine; children, James Sue Stodola, Pound; Kenneth Monica Stodola, Coleman; David Carla Stodola, Lena; Patricia Stodola-Bader, Stockton, CA; Paul Chris Stodola, New Ulm, MN; Joyce Mike Spurlock, Appleton; Bill Stodola, Green Bay; Sharon Robb Lane, Oconto; Christine Baker, Wrightstown; 24 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; two brothers, Laddie Gladys Stodola, Coleman; Elwyn Gibby Stodola, Klondike; and other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by one grandson, Anthony 'Tony' Stodola; two brothers, George Louise Stodola; Lawrence (Mabel) Stodola; one sister, Lillian Edward Teresinski; a brother-in-law, Joseph Marik, Jr. and a sister-in-law, Emma Stodola. Friends called at the Rhodes-Charapata Funeral Home, Coleman. The Funeral Mass was conducted 10:30 a.m. Monday at Ss. Francis & Wenceslaus Catholic Church, Klondike with Father John Hephner officiating. A Knights of Columbus Service and a Parish Vigil Service was held Sunday at the funeral home. Interment at St. Wenceslaus Cemetery, Klondike. In lieu of flowers a memorial fund has been established.

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Edward A. Neldner Edward A. Neldner, 26, Green Bay, died Monday, March 13, 2000. Edward was born on September 18, 1973, in GreenBay to Richard and Gloria Trepanier Neldner. He was a graduate of Oconto Falls High School, Class of 1992. Edward enjoyed fishing, hunting and spending time with his son, Ricky. Survivors include his son, Ricky; his parents, Richard and Gloria Neldner, Crivitz; two sisters, Nathalie Neldner and Bill Earley, Angelica; Corina and Dave Casper, Kelly Lake; one brother, Wyatt Neldner, Angelica; grandparents, Bill and Janet Trepanier, Green Bay. Further survived by aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by his two brothers, Richard Jr. and Nathan; grandparents, Edward and Guelda Neldner. The family received friends at the Pfotenhauer Funeral Home West, 1145 Cardinal Lane, Howard. Mass of Christian burial was conducted 7 p.m. Thursday, March 16, at St. John The Baptist Catholic Church, Howard, with the Rev. William Swichtenberg officiating. Burial in the church cemetery. Andrew J. Pfotenhauer, Funeral Director. A memorial fund has been established in Edward's name at the funeral home.

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Dean F. MacDonald Dean F. MacDonald, 72, Oconto, died March 16, 2000 at Riverside Health and Rehabilitation in Oconto. He was born February 2, 1928 in Oconto to the late Frank and Grace Lusk MacDonald. He attended Oconto Schools and worked at a glove factory in Oconto for some time. Dean lived in the family home his entire life. He is survived by a sister Muriel Stein, Oconto Falls, nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, three brothers, Kenneth, George and Robert; two sisters, Helen Goodwin T. Olson and Grace William Ansorge. Friends called at the Gallagher Funeral Home, Oconto from 4 to 7 p.m. Monday, March 20, 2000. Funeral service was 7 p.m. Monday at the funeral home with Rev. Frederik Schulz officiating. Burial at Evergreen Cemetery, Oconto.

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Donald A. Tourtillott Donald A. Tourtillott, 74, Oconto, died Wednesday March 15, 2000 at the VA Hospital, Milwaukee. Donald was born January 30, 1926 in Oconto, to the late Lloyd and Margaret Rhode Tourtillott. He married Mary Alderton on February 24, 1969 in Florida. Donald enjoyed golfing. He was a member of Jones-Modrow-Young Post of the American Legion. Donald is survived by his wife Mary, Oconto; three daughters, Debra Frank Ference, FL; Alycia Kenneth Frewerd, Oconto; Tara David Dionne, Oconto; four sons, Kris Debbie Tourtillott, Indiana; Kip Tourtillott, Oconto; Richard Kathy Tourtillott, Florida; Jet Tourtillott, Florida; twelve grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by one son, Daniel Tourtillott, one brother, William Tourtillott, and one sister, Dorothy Konyn. The family received relatives and friends at the Gallagher Funeral Home, Oconto, from 3 to 6 p.m. Saturday March 18, 2000. Funeral services were conducted 6 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home with the Rev. Don Clarke officiating and burial at Evergreen Cemetery. Military rites conducted by the Oconto American Legion.

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Francis Gundy Gunderson Francis Gundy Gunderson, 68, Oconto, died March 16, 2000 at Riverside Health and Rehabilitation. He was born October 25, 1931 in Oconto to the late Paul and Agnes Prettyheart Gunderson. Gundy worked at Scott Paper Co., Oconto Falls, for 35 years. He served in the Army during the Korean Conflict from June 17, 1949 to June 2, 1952. He served with 99th F. A. Battalion and received the Purple Heart. He was a member of the James Modrow Young Post of the American Legion. Survivors include a granddaughter, Tricia Gunderson; two great-grandchildren, Seth and Marissa; three sisters, Inez Longsine, Oconto Falls; Bernice McNulty, Oconto and Joyce Coopman, Oconto; two step-brothers, Wilton Lucille Belongia, Vester Gertrude Belongia both of Oconto; two stepsisters, Delores Caster and Genevieve Conrad Sylvester; two stepsisters-in-law, Rose Mary Belongia and Edna Belongia; a stepbrother-in-law, Elden Larson; and a special friend, Shirley Lasley. He was preceded in death by his parents; two sons, Monty and Ricky; a sister, Evelyn Chilson; six brothers, Howard, Vernon, Delbert, Gilbert, Donald and Gerald; three brothers-in-law, Joseph Longsine, Mead McNulty, and Donald Coopman; stepbrothers and sisters, Violet James McGrath, Pearl Harold Bauers, Faye Donald Schultz, Johnny Christine Belongia, Earl Belongia, Edward Belongia and Myrtle Larson. Friends called at Holy Trinity Parish, St. Peter Site from 10 to 11 a.m. Tuesday. Memorial Mass was 11 a.m. Tuesday, March 21, 2000, at St. Peter Church with Rev. David C. Ruby officiating. Military rites conducted at the soldiers in Evergreen Cemetery by the Oconto American Legion. The Gallagher Funeral Home, Oconto assisting the family.

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Howard W. Craft Howard W. Craft, 80, Oconto Falls, died suddenly Wednesday afternoon, March 15, 2000, at a Green Bay hospital. He had been taking kidney dialysis since June 6, 1991. He was born April 26, 1919 in Temple, Texas to Carl and Edith (Rose) Craft. He grew up in Temple and on October 12, 1941 married Sybil Kirk there. The couple farmed in Temple until 1956 when they moved with their young family to Ohio. Howard worked for International Harvestor, now Navistar, in Springfield, Ohio until retiring in 1981. He was a lifetime member of the VFW Post 8437 in Evon, Ohio and also served as post commander. The couple moved to Oconto Falls and became members of Grace Lutheran Church. Howard enjoyed landscaping, large gardens, going fishing, bird watching and working with family and friends on landscape projects. He had served in the U.S. Army during World War II. Survivors are his wife of 58 years, Sybil; a daughter and son-in-law, Kathy and Florian Kobylarczyk, Sobieski; their family, Joe Alecia Kobylarczyk and their children Morgan and William; Wesley Kobylarczyk and fiancée Jenny Lannoye all of Sobieski; Jason Kobylarczyk and fiancée Shannon Andrews both of DePere; one son and daughter-in-law, Terry and Cherrie Craft, Fairborn, OH; their family, William Elaine butts, Donald Butts and his children, Dylan and Brook, all of Fairborn, OH; Angel Ken Sizer and children, Kara and Jessica, all of Springfield, OH; Wayne Allen Craft and fiancée Katie, both of Fairborn, OH; a daughter and son-in-law, Hope W. and Raymond Hrabik, Oconto Falls and their children, Clayton Lynn Hrabik, LaCrosse; Nicole Hrabik, Beverly Hrabik and fiance Kevin Huben all of Green Bay; one sister, Mrs. Christine George Walters, Springfield, OH; very special friends, Dave and Fran Nelson and their daughter, Tonya all of Springfield, OH. He was preceded in death by his parents, one brother, Cecil Craft and one sister, Helen Craft. Friends called at Jones Funeral Service in Oconto Falls after 10 a.m. Saturday until the time of services. Funeral was 1 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home with the Rev. Bil Sutlief officiating.

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Leon H. Bond 'I just want to give something back to the people of Oconto County.' Those words summed up the life and philosophy of Oconto County's former leading businessman and philanthropist, Leon H. Bond, who died March 15, 2000 at his home. He was 104. As one of the county's most recognized business leaders, Leon was known for his leadership of the Bond Pickle company from its beginning in 1917. Heand his brothers Arthur, Edward, Clarence and Truman, all of whom preceded him in death, began their company with salting operations in Green Bay. They purchased the Oconto CanningCompany in 1921 where they began the processing and canning of cucumbers and soon the name 'Bond Pickles' had gained a national reputation. The majority of the pickles and kraut they processed were sold under the Bond name and label. Leon was not a vain person, but he was proud of his crowning achievement, the Bond Community Center. 'It is my gift to the community,' he said when planning the center. He later beamed with pride and humility in the summer of 1995 when the community honored him during his 100th birthday celebration. It was during that ceremony that he was honored with the unveiling of a life-osize bronze statue by his long time friend and confidant Earl J. De Cloux. As a life long resident of Oconto County, Leon graduated from Oconto HighSchool and served in the U.S. Navy during World War One where he was a telegrapher. At his death, he was one of only two remaining Oconto County WWI veterans. After attending the University of Wisconsin for two years, he left to establish the Bond Pickle Company where he initially served as treasurer. After the death of his brother Truman, Leon became president of the firm. Leon held numerous professional and community leadership positions. He served as president of the National Pickle Packers Association; as president of the Farnsworth Public Library Board, the Oconto Chamber of Commerce, and the Oconto County Shrine Club, as Master of Pine Lodge 188 F. & A.M., and a commander of Jones Modrow Young Post of the American Legion. In 1993 he founded the Bond Community Center. His more than $4 million gift provided for the construction and operation of the 41,000 square foot, state-of-the-art health and recreational facility. He established the Leon H. & Clymene M. Bond Foundation in 1993. The foundation was founded to benefit the people of Oconto and surrounding area. Since inception the foundation has given away in excess of one million dollars. It was named to honor his beloved wife, Clymene Muehrcke who preceded him in death on December 9, 1989. Their daughter Barbara also preceded him in death as did his two sisters, Hazel Bond Burke and Evelyn Bond Dean. Surviving are two granddaughters, Lynn Nichols of Denver, CO and Julia Potter, Pittsfield, PA; one grandson Robert Erickson and three great-grandchildren, Eric and Ellie Nichols of Denver, CO, Cedar Potter of Pittsfield, PA. Friends called at the Gallagher Funeral Home, Oconto from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday. Masonic services were 7:30 p.m. Friday. Visitation continued at the Bond Community Center 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Saturday. Funeral service was 11 a.m. Saturday at the Bond Center with Rev. Bob Schut officiating. Burial at Evergreen Cemetery. Military rites conducted by the Oconto American Legion.

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David R. Zasada David R. Zasada, 63, Green Bay, passed away March 17, 2000, after a battle with cancer that he fought with great strength, courage and dignity. He was born Feb. 10, 1937, in Green Bay to the late Felix and Alice Zasada. David served two years in the U.S. Army and took great pride in his 28-year career with the Brown County Sheriff’s Department, retiring in 1990 as Commander of the Investigative Division. Dave’s greatest joy was time spent with family and friends fishing and hunting. Survivors include his wife of 38 years, the former June Bonnin; two sons and daughters-in-law, Steven and Sharon Zasada, Green Bay, Scott and Kris Zasada, Stevens Point; one daughter and son-in-law, Sharon and Ross Bilodeau, Green Bay; one brother and sister-in-law, Leonard and Rosemarie, Green Bay; two sisters and one brother-in-law, Eleanora and George Belleau, Crivitz, Carol Toonen, De Pere; seven grandchildren, Kaitlyn, Andrew, Aaron, Jacob, Luke, Cassandra, Jessica; mother-in-law Bernice Bonnin, Green Bay. Friends may call after 4 p.m. Monday (today) at Lyndahl Funeral Home, Lombardi Avenue at Ridge Road, where funeral services will be held at 7:30 p.m. with the Rev. John Van Duren officiating. Burial will be in Fort Howard Cemetery. Dave will be sadly missed and remembered by his family and friends. The family would like to extend a special thank you to Dr. Koch, Dr. Rohde, and ninth-floor St. Vincent.

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John Sendzik John Sendzik, 85, Green Bay, died Tuesday, March 14, 2000 at a local nursing home. He was born September 16, 1914 in Scranton, Penn. to the late Charles and Valeria (Krajewska) Sendzik. On May 30, 1942 he married Irene Gorka in Chicago. She preceded him in death November 16, 1975. On February 10, 1978 he married Doreen Van De Hei. John was employed as a mechanic for Cliff Wall Motor Sales for 28 years until his retirement in 1976. He was a member of St. Jude Parish. Survivors include his wife, Doreen; four children and their spouses, Robert and Linda Sendzik, Clifford and Patricia Sendzik, Leonard Sendzik, Diane and Edward Erickson, all of Green Bay; one grandchild, Lori Sendzik, West Bend; one step-grandson, Kevin Erickson, Green Bay; two sisters, Margaret Karpluk, Wausau; Sophie Sicklinger, Marathon, Wis.; his nine step children and their spouses, Eleanor and Thomas De Groot, Green Bay; Joanne and James Calmes, De Pere; Bonnie Van De Hei, Lois Van De Hei, Helen and Ronald Hietpas, all of Green Bay; Melvin and Blanca Van De Hei, Streamwood, Ill.; Steven and Linda Van De Hei, De Pere; Mary Haupt and her special friend, Rick Humphreys, Elaine and Fred De Groot, all of Green Bay; nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Irene; three brothers, Joseph, Anthony, and Frank Sendzik; and one sister, Helen Castellion. Friends may call at Blaney Funeral Home, 1521 Shawano Ave., from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday. The Parish Wake Service will be at 7:30 p.m. Friday. Friends may also call at St. Jude Catholic Church from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Saturday. The Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the church with the Rev. Ron Belitz officiating. Burial will be in Fort Howard Memorial Park. The family wishes to express their deep appreciation to the staff of Unity Hospice and Western Village Health and Rehabilitation for their excellent care and concern for their Dad.

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Peter Kocha Jr. Peter Kocha Jr., 68, a De Pere resident, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by family on March 17, 2000, after a six-month courageous battle with cancer. The son of the late Peter J. and Rose (Hazaert) Kocha was born March 4, 1932, in Green Bay. Peter married the former Mavis “Mae” Kunschke on May 21, 1955, at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Green Bay. He served the U.S. Marine Corps in the Korean Conflict. Peter was employed at Northwest Engineering for 36 years, where he also served as president of the union. He graduated from NWTC in the Wood Techniques program. Peter enjoyed woodworking and working in the yard. He loved polka music and could whip up a mean batch of chili. Prior to fulfilling his lifelong dream of living on Scray’s Hill in the town of Ledgeview, Peter and Mae were long-time members of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Green Bay, where he sang in the choir, maintained the school lawn, was involved in C.C.D. and the Athletic Club. They were currently members of St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church in De Pere, where Peter served on the Parish Council, was a Communion distributor, and also worked part-time as the church building and grounds superintendent. The legacy he left was to turn the four houses they lived in into beautiful homes. Survivors include his wife, Mae; five children and their spouses, Robin Kocha of Green Bay, Bart and Carol Kocha of Burlington, Pam and Mike Kickbusch of Kewaunee, Alan Kocha of San Francisco, and Lorie and Neal Rohrer of Kenosha; six grandchildren whom Peter extremely loved spending time with, Adam Kocha and special friend Holly, Dane Rohrer, Libby Kocha, Annie Kocha, Kit Kocha and Maryclaire Kocha; Peter’s brothers and sisters and their spouses, Wilbert and Esther Kocha, Clifford and Lorraine Kocha, Raymond and Bev Kocha, all of Green Bay, Mary Kocha of Luxemburg, Dolly and Bud Jansen, Bea and Jim De Bauche, all of De Pere; plus many numerous nieces, nephews and exceptional friends. A brother, Clarence, preceded him in death. Family and friends may call at Cotter Funeral Home, 860 N. Webster Ave., De Pere, from 4 to 8 p.m. Monday (today). Parish prayer service 7 p.m. Monday. Visitation will continue on Tuesday at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church, 220 S. Michigan St., De Pere, from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at the church with the Rev. V. Anthony Dolski officiating. Entombment will be at the Allouez Chapel Mausoleum. In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund has been established for Unity Hospice in Peter’s name. Peter’s family would like to give a special thank you to Dr. McGovern, the nurses — especially Kate; and to Fr. Tony, Jim, Mary, Patty, and the staff of Unity Hospice.

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Mr. John 'Jack' Hallet Mr. John (Jack) Hallet Sr., 92, Green Bay, went to be with the Lord, early Tuesday morning, March 14, 2000. He was born on October 13, 1907 in Thiry Daems to the late: Julius and Marie (Noe) Hallet. On October 3, 1934 Jack married Mabel Novak at St. Mary’s Church, Luxemburg. She preceded him in death on February 5, 1992. For many years Jack owned and operated Hallet’s Bar in Green Bay. His enjoyments included dancing, card playing, hunting, and AN occasional Manhattan. Survivors include his son, Jack Hallet Jr., Green Bay; three granddaughters, Cheryl (Ed) Janke, Chris Hallet, all of Green Bay, Barb (Terry) Monfort, Sobieski; seven great-grandchildren, Brian Miller, Fort Benning, Ga., Casey Janke, Brandon and Amanda Turnmeyerm, all of Green Bay, Elyisha Fye, Brad and Rachel Monfort, all of Sobieski; one sister Rose Guillette, Luxemburg; one sister-in-law, Mildred Dhuey, Luxemburg; and a very special friends and companion during the past seven years, Vivian Vandenhouten, Green Bay. He was preceded in death by one daughter, Cindy Hallet; one brother and sister-in-law, Bill and Viola Hallet; two sisters and five brothers-in-law, Aggie and Victor Jonet, Elmer Guillette, Mayme and Henry Jonet, George Rueckl, Anthony Dhuey. Friends may call at St. Mary’s Church, Luxemburg, 1-4 p.m. Thursday., March 16, 2000. Funeral 4 p.m. with the Rev. Milton Suess officiating. Burial in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Luxemburg. MCMAHON FUNERAL HOME, LUXEMBURG is assisting the family.

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Donald A. Blashe Donald A. Blashe, 71, of 1730 Gross Ave, died Tuesday, March 14, 2000 at his home. He was born January 10, 1929 in Angelica to the late Edward and Agnes (Krueger) Blashe. He graduated from Marion High School in 1947. On May 9, 1951, he married Arlene (Pat) Sousek at St. Mary Catholic Church in Leopolis. During the Korean War, Mr. Blashe served in Germany in the U.S. Army. After the war, he had been employed at Consolidated Badger for 18 years and later at Paper Converting, retiring in 1995. He was a member of St. Joseph Parish and was also a member of the Shawano American Legion. Survivors include his wife, Arlene “Pat” Blashe; four children and their spouses, Robert and Pamela Blashe, Manitowoc, Catherine and Michael Ault, Howard, Michael and Kathleen Blashe, Lake Villa, Ill., Connie and William Ricker, Town of Hobart; 11 grandchildren, Jennifer Blashe and her fiance Jeff Malloy, Sarah and James Blashe, Valerie and Daniel Ault, Sean, Maureen and Patrick Blashe, Melissa, Matthew and Benjamin Ricker; one great-granddaughter, Bailey Rose; one brother and sister-in-law, Bert and Phyllis Blashe, Caroline, Wis,; one sister-in-law, Genevieve Loveland, Leopolis; nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by two brothers, Oryn Blashe and infant brother, William. Friends may call at Blaney Funeral Home, 1521 Shawano Ave. from 4-8 p.m. Friday. The Parish Wake Service will be at 7:30 p.m. Friday. Friends may also call from 9-9:30 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home. The Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Joseph Catholic Church with the Rev. Michael Ingold officiating. Burial will be in Allouez Catholic Cemetery. The Blashe family wishes to express their gratitude to the staff of Unity Hospice for the care that Donald received during his illness. A memorial fund has been established to benefit of St. Joseph Parish.

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Ramona B. Etter Ramona B. Etter, 81, Green Bay, died peacefully Wednesday evening, March 15, 2000. The daughter of the late Allan and Winifred (Coon) Buckalew was born February 23, 1919 in Chicago, Ill. and was raised in Troy, Ohio. The former Ramona Buckalew married Robert G. Etter August 18, 1945 in Dayton, Ohio. He preceded her in death November 6, 1999. Ramona was a full-time homemaker, caring for all the daily needs of her growing family of four as well as being supportive to her husband in business. She was a member of Union Congregational Church-Green Bay and over the years was very active in church functions. Ramona was a member of P.E.O. Sisterhood and Beta Sigma Phi. She also had a zest for playing bridge and was involved in several bridge organizations. Ramona was a loving, caring and devoted wife, mother and grandmother whose true joy was her family. She will be missed by all who knew her. Survivors include two sons and daughters-in-law, Robert Jr. and Toni Etter, De Pere, John and Ruth Etter, Allouez; two daughters and sons-in-law Cyndi and Brian Yunger, Cincinatti, Ohio, Winnie and Dale Hutjens, De Pere; eight grandchildren and two great grandchildren; one sister-in-law, Gertrude Ehlers, Dallas, Texas; one brother-in-law, Franklin Puderbaugh, Trotwood, Ohio. She was preceded in death by one brother, Allan; one brother-in-law, Clarence Ehlers and two sisters-in-law, Vera Buckalew and Vivian Puderbaugh. Friends may call at Union Congregational Church, 716 South Madison Street, Green Bay, Saturday after 1 p.m. until the time of service. Memorial Service 3 p.m. Saturday at the church with Dr. Charles Mize and Reverend Kay Krejci officiating. In lieu of flowers or other expressions of sympathy memorials made out in Ramon’s name will be received at Cotter Funeral Home, 860 N. Webster Ave. De Pere Wis. 54115.

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