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Dan Owen Sr.

Wed, 06/24/2015 - 7:00am

On Father’s Day, June 21, 2015, Dan Owen Sr. went down swinging after a long courageous battle with cancer. He was born on July 8, 1947, in Wausau, the son of the late Donald and Rose (Radliff) Owen.

Dan was a U.S. Army veteran.

On Oct. 3, 1970, Dan was united in marriage to Donna Kluck at St. Philomena Catholic Church, Birnamwood. She survives.

Dan worked for Adams Concrete Products from 1968 until 1985. He then worked for Kersten Lumber until 1998, and most recently Wittenberg Hardwoods, retiring in 2008. He pitched for the Wittenberg baseball team for many years, was on a bowling league at Resch Lanes, and was a member of the Ingersol Trap Club and the Mountain Bay Coyote Hunters Club. He enjoyed hunting and was an avid Green Bay Packers and Milwaukee Brewers fan. This last September, Dan was honored to go on the Never Forgotten Honor Flight and threw out the first pitch at a Milwaukee Brewers game.

Survivors include his wife, Donna Owen, Wittenberg; three children, Dawn (Vernon Jr.) Krolow, Eland, Denise (Jeff) Wheelock, Cottage Grove, Minnesota, and Dan Owen Jr., Wittenberg; two grandchildren, Nicholas Wheelock, Wittenberg, and Hannah Wheelock, Cottage Grove, Minnesota; his brother, Don (Mary Anne) Owen, Racine; his sister-in-law, Diane Foth, and his mother-in-law, Kathryn Kluck, both of Wittenberg. He is also survived by other relatives and many friends.

In addition to his parents, Dan was preceded in death by one daughter, Debra Owen; sister, Phyllis (LaVern) Hegewald; father-in-law, Ernest Kluck; brother-in-law, Wesley Foth; and nephew, Paul Hegewald.

The funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 27, 2015, at Holy Family-St. William Catholic Church, Wittenberg. The Rev. Robert Groher will officiate. Interment will be in the parish cemetery with military rites conducted by Bloecher-Johnson American Legion Post 502. Visitation will be held on Friday from 4-8 p.m. and on Saturday from 10 a.m. until the time of the service, all at the church.

Schmidt & Schulta Funeral Home, Wittenberg, is assisting the family with arrangements.

Dan wasn’t a suit and tie guy, so his final request was that everyone wear casual, comfortable clothing.

Memories and condolences may be shared at schmidtschulta.com.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to the Never Forgotten Honor Flight in Dan’s memory.

Our family sends a great big, heartfelt thank you to Dr. Adedayo Onitilo and the wonderful staff of St. Clare’s Cancer Care Unit in Weston for the loving care you gave Dan during his treatments.

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Eddie A. Matz Jr.

Wed, 06/24/2015 - 6:59am

Eddie A. Matz Jr., 79, Wittenberg, died Monday, June 22, 2015, at the Homme Home of Wittenberg.

He was born on Nov. 30, 1935, in the town of Almon, Shawano County, the son of the late Eddie and Violet (Wickman) Matz Sr.

Eddie farmed in the town of Almon and the town of Wittenberg. He also drove truck for Duffek Sand and Gravel. He played baseball for the town of Almon baseball team for many years. Eddie enjoyed hunting and fishing, but especially enjoyed spending time with his children and grandchildren.

Survivors include four children, Lori (Dan) Kroening, Edgar, Rose (Dick Potrykus) Morgan, Wittenberg, Steven (Deanna) Denovi, Bevent, and John (Erika) Denovi, Birnamwood; 12 grandchildren; his siblings, Art (Rhoda) Matz, Elroy (Julane) Matz, Dennis (Donna) Matz, Arletta Kaufmann, Reka (Bill) Reynolds, Rose Serrano, June (Phil) Jasurda and Evelyn (Curtis) Low; and two sisters-in-law, Bonnie Matz and Ethel Matz. Eddie is also survived by many nieces and nephews, other relatives and friends.

In addition to his parents, Eddie was preceded in death by his wife, Jeanette; two brothers, Kenneth and Allen; and three brothers-in-law, Jay Reynolds, Roger Treptow and Juan Serrano.

The funeral service will take place at 2 p.m. Thursday, June 25, 2015, at Schmidt & Schulta Funeral Home, Wittenberg. The Rev. Amy Meyer will officiate. Interment will be in the Town of Almon Cemetery. Visitation will be on Thursday from noon until the time of services at the funeral home.

Memories and condolences may be shared at schmidtschulta.com.

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Matthew Powless

Wed, 06/24/2015 - 6:57am

Our dear old Dad, Matthew Powless, 80, went to be with his ancestors Saturday, June 20, 2015, at home surrounded by his family following a brief illness. He was born Jan. 17, 1935, in Tigerton, the son of the late Peter and Marcella (Sickles) Powless.

He was a member of the Oneida Nation and longtime resident of the Stockbridge-Munsee Reservation near Bowler. He had a humble beginning on the Central Wisconsin cranberry bogs where his mother and father worked. At age 12 he learned to drive and drove himself to school, to work on the farm and to the woods where he worked as a lumberjack. After graduating from Tigerton High School in 1953, he entered the United States Army, which he served proudly as a paratrooper in the 82nd Airborne at Fort Bragg, North Carolina.

Following his service in the U.S. Army, he returned home to work in the logging industry and later in the trades industry. He traveled the United States and became skilled as a carpenter, pipe fitter and welder. He later joined the Millwright Union 2158 and 1056 in Wisconsin, where he later taught many young people the art of welding. Dad not only took pride in his work, he also enjoyed sports and was an accomplished fighter, not only in life but in the boxing ring as well. He also loved to dance at the casino and at pow-wows; he was a champion smoke dancer.

Dad is survived by his wife, Sheila; sister, Sharon Funmaker; and children/stepchildren, Jack (Jeanette) Powless, Peter (special friend Carmen) Powless, Keshena, Noreen (special friend James) Powless, Green Bay, Yvette Powless, Appleton, Terry Powless, Keshena, Shannon (Bruce) Wilber, Keshena, Matthew (Lounese) Powless, Danny, Nicki, Job, Cassie; many grandchildren and great-grandchildren; as well as many special friends who were just like family.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his sister, Iris; his brother, Kenneth; and special grandson, Lance Cpl. BradLee J. Wilber.

An Oneida Longhouse service was held June 22 officiated by Leander Danforth. Military rites were performed at his home on the Stockbridge-Munsee Reservation in Bowler on June 23, 2015, at 2 p.m. Internment was private.

Dad had a passion for staying busy building and creating things. He had a very big heart and was loved by many. Time to drag up and move to your next job, Dad!

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Joan Y. Waukau

Sat, 06/20/2015 - 8:04am

Joan Yvonne (Grignon) Waukau, 81, died peacefully on June 18, 2015, surrounded by the love of God and her family. She was born in Keshena on Jan. 19, 1934, to the late Jerome and Sunday (Tourtillott) Grignon.

No matter where she resided, Neopit was always her home. She spent the last years of her life at the Maple Lane Nursing Home in Shawano. Joan attended St. Anthony Catholic School in Neopit and was a graduate of Shawano High School. She was united in marriage to the late Orman Waukau Sr. in 1951. Joan dedicated her life to her family and enjoyed music, sports and a fish fry any day of the week. She loved her grandchildren dearly and each of them held a special place in her heart. Joan taught by example and showed us how to be strong, kind, loving and faithful to God. She shared these virtues with her entire family and all who knew her including her caregivers.

Joan was a member of St. Anthony Catholic Church and the Schoenstatt Society.

She is survived by her children, Orman Jr., Duane (Mary), Karen, Jerry Sr. (Susan), Fay (Richard) Annamitta, Pamela (Pershing) Frechette, Wendell Sr. (Lori), Sharon, Wade (Myrna), and Patti Burr; her grandchildren, Carrie (Craig Sr.), Steve (Nanette), Nicole (Matt), Pamela (Stewart), Orman III, Michael, Yvonne (Brian), Bryan, Gary (Katie), Maniyan (Becky), Sasanehsaeh, Jerry Jr. SSG (Louise), Alan, Kristin (Vinny), Joseph, Maria (Dillon), Appolonia, Robert (Sharlene), Michelle (Mark), Aaron (Starra), Richard Jr., Brandon (Raquel), Kaycee, Joan, Antonette, Wendell Jr., Karah, Wade Jr. and Katie; her great-grandchildren, Craig Jr., Sharissa, Cecelia, Tony, Tino, Joetta, Jaryd, Rael, Katelyn, Caleb, Priscilla, Jaymin, Brayen. Meshaen, Kenehsaeh, Ashley, Tahnee, Thomas, Manih Rose, Tia Rain, Olivia, Christian, Leyla, Vanessa Joan, Taylor, Lloyd, Urijah, Cassius, Miles, Miley, Hunter, Willow, Mequon, Dillon, Norman, Shaye, Angel, Aaron Jr., Koda, Cassius, Caleb, Calvin, Jace; her siblings; Constance Waupoose, Guy Grignon, Sharon Waupoose, Jerilyn Grignon, Robert (Arleen) Grignon, Dana Grignon, and Mary Claire Grignon. She is further survived by her godchildren, Nan Corn, Sonny Waupoose, Lori Jean Waukau, as well as numerous nieces and nephews, family and friends.

She was preceded in death by siblings; James, Jerome, Michelle, Carol, Stanley, Arlene; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Phillip, Irwin, Mary Pat, Marilyn; and her godparents, Bernard “Chub” Grignon and Mildred Funk.

A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, June 22, 2015, at St. Anthony Catholic Church with the Rev. David McElroy, O.Praem, officiating. Visitation will be held at the Pam “Hootsie” and Pershing “Sport” Frechette residence, N3456 White Ave., Neopit, on Saturday, June 20, 2015, from 1 p.m. until the procession leaves for the church on Monday. A parish wake service will be held at the Frechette residence at 8 p.m. Sunday.

Swedberg Funeral Home of Shawano is assisting the family with the arrangements.

She was the graceful matriarch who strengthened her family through love and kindness and will be missed by all who knew her.

www.swedbergfuneralhome.com

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Melissa Jo Szucs

Sat, 06/20/2015 - 7:47am

Melissa Jo Szucs, 15, of Shawano, peacefully left this world surrounded by her loving family after a 13-year battle with cancer on June 18, 2015.

Melissa was born in Shawano on Oct. 3, 1999, to James and Vicky (Brockman) Szucs. She attended Shawano High School and recently completed her freshman year. Melissa loved life, especially when spending time at Grandpa Jim’s cabin or in Bill and Joan’s trailer. She was a die-hard Shawano County Fair-goer and was a member of the Wolf River 4-H Club. She especially enjoyed her trips to Florida, where she was able to see and learn about many exotic animals. In her free time, she loved reading books and watching movies, and was a huge Harry Potter fan. Melissa was a proud participant of the Shawano Relay for Life. She was kind and selfless and made true friends wherever she went in whatever she was doing.

Melissa is survived by her parents, Jim and Vicky; her grandparents, Jim and Betty Szucs, and Buster and Jean Brockman, all of Shawano; her aunt and uncles, Wendy (Andrew) Collins, of Oshkosh, and Ricky Brockman and Tony Szucs, both of Shawano; four cousins, Ben and Jacob Collins and Kayla and Tristan Szucs. She is also survived by her two adopted lion cubs, Masamba and Mandisa, as well as other relatives and many special friends, including Rachel and Brandi.

Funeral services for Melissa will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, June 26, 2015, at St. Jakobi Lutheran Church in the town of Richmond with the Rev. Travis Kleinschmidt officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Visitation will be held at Swedberg Funeral Home in Shawano on Thursday, June 25, 2015, from 4-8 p.m. and at the church on Friday from 9:30 a.m. until the time of the service.

www.swedbergfuneralhome.com

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Doris C. Kerry

Sat, 06/20/2015 - 7:46am

Doris C. Kerry, 88, of Shawano, passed away on June 11, 2015, in Shawano.

Doris was born on Nov. 27, 1926, in Kaukauna, the daughter of the late Reinhard P. and Margaret (Heindl) Hoffmann. She was united in marriage on Oct. 8, 1947, at St. Mary’s in Kaukauna to John “Jack” Kerry. In 1959, they moved to the Shawano area and together raised four children. Doris was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church.

Doris is survived by her children, Timothy Kerry, of Mountain, Pamela M. (Charles) Daily, of Shawano, Beth (Jeffrey) Wochinski, of Shawano, and Patrick (Pamela) Kerry, of Gresham, as well as several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Jack, one brother and four sisters.

A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, June 23, 2015, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church with the Rev. Luke Ferris officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Visitation will be held at the church on Tuesday from 9:30 a.m. until the time of the service.

Swedberg Funeral Home is assisting the family with the arrangements.

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Frank C. Heller Sr.

Sat, 06/20/2015 - 7:45am

Frank Charles Heller Sr., 83, passed away June 19, 2015, at Aurora Hospital in Green Bay.

Frank was born in Bonduel on Jan. 27, 1932, the son of the late Alfred and Hildegard (Boettcher) Heller. While in grade school, Frank helped operate the family homestead. While attending Bonduel High School, he took great interest in the agricultural classes and applied what he had learned to improve the quality of his herd as well as the soil on the farm. After his father’s death in 1957, he purchased the family farm. Through time, he purchased additional acreage from neighboring farms. He took pride in his farm, having been homesteaded by his great-grandfather, Wm. Heller in 1864.

On June 12, 1965, Frank was united in marriage to Mildred (Heuer) Scray, a former Bonduel High School classmate. To this union were born Frank Jr. and Connie Rae, as well as stepchildren Judy (Scray) Hernke and Gary Scray. Frank was president or vice president of the Bonduel FFA Alumni for 10 years, a fire chief for over 20 years and a member of the Bonduel Conservation Club for over 40 years. He helped start the Bonduel Civic Association in 1971 and the Bonduel baseball team in 1951, which he served as the secretary/treasurer for many years. Frank was the supervisor for the town of Hartland for many years. He enjoyed outdoor sports, including sturgeon spearing on Lake Winnebago in February, with his group of friends from Bonduel, and deer hunting in his own woods. His favorite indoor sport was bowling, and he was inducted in the Shawano/Bonduel Bowling Hall of Fame in 1991. He was the director of this association for 33 years. After Frank experienced many surgeries and health issues, the dairy cows were sold at auction on April 14, 2001.

Frank was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church and served on the school board for six years.

Frank is survived by his son, Frank C. (April Andrews) Heller Jr.; his daughter, Connie (Mike) Babino; his grandchildren, Ashley (Billy Pownell), Amber, Adam, Abbi and Ajay Heller; his great-grandchildren, Brooklyn and Willow Pownell. He is further survived by his brother, Donald, and his sister, Darlene Heller.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Mildred; his parents; and siblings, Kenneth and Alfred Jr.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m.Tuesday, June 23, 2015, at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Bonduel with the Rev. Mark R. Palmer officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Visitation will be held at Swedberg-Wendt Funeral Home in Bonduel on Monday, June 22, 2015, from 4-8 p.m. and again at the church on Tuesday from 9 a.m. until the time of the service.

www.swedbergfuneralhome.com

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Ruth M. Hanson

Sat, 06/20/2015 - 7:44am

Ruth Marjorie Hanson, of Gresham, passed away peacefully on June 9, 2015, at the age of 84.

Ruth was born on Aug. 23, 1930, in Appleton, the second of two daughters of Rudolf and Emma Hersekorn. Ruth led an active and accomplished life of public service.

Her adult life started at St. Luke’s Hospital of Nursing in Chicago, where she was licensed as a registered nurse. She received a Bachelor of Science degree in nursing from the University of Texas and a Master of Science degree in nursing from the University of Wisconsin. Ruth held nursing posts with the Madison Department of Public Health, Veterans Administration, U.S. Air Force Flight Nurse, University of Chicago and St. Luke’s Hospital in Chicago. In Madison, Ruth was a public health nurse for the Madison Department of Public Health for 12 years and the executive director of the Visiting Nurse Service (a nonprofit organization and affiliated with United Way) serving Dane County for 10 years. She was an assistant clinical professor in the UW School of Nursing. Ruth was featured in the “Know Your Madisonian” column of the Wisconsin State Journal. She has published articles and research in the health care field, received numerous awards and served on regional and national health care boards over her career.

More than the professional accomplishments, Ruth was, at her very core, a person that had an energy and passion for educating and caring for people, starting with her four children, their friends and her neighbors and extending to everyone she met during her years of service as a nurse. Ruth was a terrific mom; she had her children assist in various volunteer community service tasks, allowing them to learn firsthand the importance of caring for fellow community members. She took her children on hikes, had them help pick berries and make jam, and always had snacks anyone who came over to the house.

Ruth was strong in her Lutheran faith. Generous and kind, she always found the good in people. Her children, grandchildren and others found Ruth to be a light along their pathways. Those who knew her were touched by her kind spirit.

In her last week, Ruth was surrounded by her four children: Peter (Martha), of Wilmette, Illinois; Tom, of Broomfield, Colorado; Lisa (Jesse), of Golden, Colorado; and Linda Garrow (Joe), of Long Beach, California. She is also survived by her eight grandchildren: Katherine and Ellen Hanson, Paul, Gunnar and Tia Hanson, Logan Duhnkrack, and Andrew and Julia Garrow; sister, Jan (Herb) Falck; nephews, Mark and David Falck; and niece, Andrea Brassfield, of Madison.

A celebration of her life will be held in Madison in September.

Ruth, demonstrating her love of caring for others, has asked that any memorial contributions be made in Ruth’s name to the Visiting Nurse Service (4601 Hammersly Road, Madison, WI 53711) or St. Paul’s Sunday Soup Kitchen (1004 Greenwood Ave., Evanston, IL 60201.

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Bertha M. Ernst

Sat, 06/20/2015 - 7:25am

Bertha “Bert” M. Ernst, 91, of Shawano, formerly of the town of Union, Waupaca County, passed away peacefully Wednesday afternoon, June 17, 2015, at the Shawano Medical Center.

Bertha was born March 12, 1924 in Appleton. She was the daughter of the late Charles and Ester (Hedtke) Barkholtz, and the eldest of their nine children. She was a second mother to her younger siblings and loved and cherished each and every one of them. As a young girl, Bert came to Marion to be a housekeeper for Lester and Erma Bork and enjoyed roller skating and attending dances. She then moved to West Bend, where she worked in laundry before returning to Marion and various housekeeping positions. Bert married Richard “Dick” Ernst on May 15, 1943, at St. Mark Lutheran Church in Symco. The couple then farmed the family farm in the town of Union for many years. During this time, Bert held various factory positions and was the cleaning lady at Midwest Sales until her retirement. Dick preceded his wife in death on Dec. 10, 1992. Bert later moved to Shawano, where she has resided since. She loved flowers, fishing, cooking and especially baking. In later years, she enjoyed playing cards, but crocheting was her real passion, making several baby afghans for family and friends. She also enjoyed watching game shows and her beloved Green Bay Packers. Bert was a faithful member of St. Mark Lutheran Church in Symco. She had a generous heart and loved her family.

Survivors include her children, Sandra (James) Winters, Shawano, and William (Mabel) Ernst, Eagle River; grandchildren, Kraig Schwan, Big Falls, Kurt (Crystal) Schwan, Marion, Travis (Danielle) Ernst, Butler, Thomas (Kelly) Ernst, Toms River, New Jersey, Troy Ernst, Eagle River, and Billie Jo Ernst, Conover; great-grandchildren Trent and Elli Ernst; step-grandchildren, Jamie Winters, Gillett, Jessica Winters, Shawano, and Katie (Joe) Jeske, Shawano; step-great-grandchildren, Zachary Winters, Ellensburg, Washington, Octavia Munson, Shawano, Taylar and Kallie Jeske, Shawano, and Garret and Gracie Poole, Marion; brother, Clinton (Diane) Vaughan, Spencer; sisters, Beverly Mykel, Waupaca, Geraldine Detert, Marion, and Harriett (William) Klemm, Manawa; brother-in-law, Robert McKay (Jean Plaufcan), Shawano; sister-in-law, Sandra Vaughan, Waupaca; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Bertha was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Richard “Dick”; brothers, Clifford Vaughan and Francis Vaughan; sisters, Elaine Fischer and Lois McKay; brothers-in-law, Lawrence Detert and Richard Mykel; and a special friend, Leonard Pawelczyk.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, June 22, 2015, at St. Mark Lutheran Church in Symco with Rev. Jeffrey Smiles officiating. Interment will follow at Little Creek Cemetery in the township of Little Wolf, Waupaca County.

Friends may call at the church on Monday from 9 a.m. until the time of the service. The Eberhardt-Stevenson Funeral Home & Crematory of Clintonville is assisting her family with the arrangements. www.eberhardtstevenson.com.

Bertha’s family would like to thank Jean Plaufcan for all her companionship and care for Mom throughout the years. A special thank you to the staff at Kindred Hearts for their care and concern, as well as the staff at Shawano Medical Center and ThedaCare at Home Hospice.

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Betty J. Galler

Thu, 06/18/2015 - 7:23am

Betty J. Galler, 94, of Shawano, passed away Wednesday morning, June 17, 2015, at Evergreen Care Center in Shawano.

The former Betty Brown was born April 26, 1921, in the Welsh settlement of Belmont Township, Lafayette County, Wisconsin. She is a daughter of the late Will and Annie (Davis) Brown. She attended school in Rewey and later graduated from Mineral Point High School. On May 26, 1943, she was united in marriage to Franklin M. Galler at her parents’ home. Following their marriage the couple lived in Milwaukee. Betty stayed at home and was a housewife and a mother to her children. The couple moved to Shawano following her husband’s retirement in 1985.

Betty was very active in various church activities. She is a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Shawano. She was a former member of the Shawano Medical Center Auxiliary. She was also an avid quilter.

Her husband, Franklin, preceded her in death on June 16, 2011.

Survivors include one son, Theodore (Janice) Galler, of Seymour, and one daughter Dr. Beth Lynn (Jeff) Gillis, of Shawano; five grandchildren, Stacy, Joel (Denise) and Seth (Jennifer) Galler, and George J. (Joanna) and Will F. (Megan) Gillis; three great-grandchildren, Gavin, Clara, and Harper; and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by two brothers, W. Elliott Brown and Robert Brown.

Funeral services for Betty Galler will be held on Friday, June 19, 2015, at 11 a.m. at the First Presbyterian Church of Shawano. Pastor Susan Phillips will officiate. Interment will be at the Woodlawn Cemetery, Shawano. Relatives and friends may call at the church on Friday from 9:30 a.m. until the hour of service.

In lieu of flowers the family prefers memorials be made in Betty’s name to the First Presbyterian Church for the Layette Program, the Shawano Medical Center Auxiliary for the Pillow Pal Program, or the Peniel Cemetery Fund.

Mickelson Funeral & Cremation Service of Shawano is assisting the family with arrangements.

Online condolences may be shared at www.mickelsonfs.com.

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Sean L. Checora

Thu, 06/18/2015 - 7:22am

Sean Lawrence Checora, 20, of Keshena, died on June 14, 2015, in Fort Duchesne, Utah.

Sean was born March 23, 1995, in Shawano, the son of Leslie Rose Tourtillott and Alfred Scott Checora. Sean was outgoing, happy and always smiling. He loved his family and spending time with his friends. Sean enjoyed going in the woods with his papa, playing soccer and baseball. Sean was looking forward to attending welding school.

He is survived by his mother, Leslie Rose Tourtillott; dad, Warren Kakwitch Jr.; grandmother, Annette Miller; great-grandparents, Bernard and Josie Tourtillott who all helped raise him; his brothers, Warren Kakwitch III and Waylon Corn; godchild, Coltyn Clay Kaquatosh; aunts and uncles, Leah, Dustin, Tina and special Aunt Ann Spencer. He is further survived by his father, Alfie (Kristella Pike) Checora, West Valley City, Utah; brothers, Cainan, Keanu, Thomas, Emerson, Jordan, Deondre, Alfred Checora IV and Damian; great-grandmother, Pauline Ignacio; grandparents, Sharrane, Bobby Cuch; as well as numerous aunts, uncles, and other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his grandfathers, Alex Shawn Dixon, Alfred Checora Sr. and Alfred Checora II; aunts and uncles, Ruth, Peter, Rae Tourtillott, Sylvester, Roscoe, Isiah Checora; and grandmother, Emma Lou Cuch.

A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 20, 2015, at St. Michael’s Catholic Church in Keshena with the Rev. David Barrett officiating. Burial will be in St. Anthony’s Cemetery in Neopit. Visitation will be held at his home, W2682 Chief Iometah Court, Warrington Addition, Keshena after 4 p.m. Thursday, June 18, 2015 until the procession leaves for the church. Parish wake service will be held at 7 p.m. Friday, June 19, 2015, at his home.

Swedberg Funeral Home in Shawano is assisting the family with the arrangements.

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Ethel E. Roloff

Wed, 06/17/2015 - 7:24am

Ethel E. (Kroenke) Roloff, 92, of Shawano, passed away Saturday,

June 13, 2015, at The Cottages in Shawano, where she had been a

resident for the past year.

Ethel was born March 26, 1923, in the town of Richmond, Shawano

County, the daughter of the late Gust and Clara (Erdman)

Kroenke. She attended the Red River grade school, and later Shawano

High School, graduating with the Class of 1940.

On June 29, 1946, she was united in marriage to Elmer Roloff at St. Paul

Lutheran Church-Stony Hill. The couple moved to Red River after their

marriage, where they lived for 32 years. Following the death of her

husband, Elmer, in 1978, Ethel moved to Shawano. She was employed as a

certified nursing assistant at Evergreen Care Center before retiring after 20 years of service.

Following her retirement, Ethel enjoyed going on bus tours, taking exercise

classes at the Civic Center and volunteering at the L.C.F.S. Thrift Store.

Ethel was a lifelong member of St. Paul Lutheran Church-Stony Hill and a

member of the St. Paul Ladies Aid and the Lutheran Women’s Missionary

League.

Ethel is survived by her two sons, Kent (Carol) Roloff, of Waupaca, and Kip

Roloff, of Hurricane, Utah; four grandchildren, Amy (Don) Lemkuil, Dane

(fiance, Tyler Ninham) Roloff, Dylan and Nathan Roloff; three great-

grandchildren, Andrea, Erin and Nate Lemkuil. She is further survived by

one sister, Carole (Lyle) Swenson, of Minneapolis; three sisters in-law,

Verna (Don) Raddant, Elnora and Sylvia Roloff; and nieces and nephews.

Ethel was preceded in death by three sisters, Ruth Kroenke, Norma

Kroenke and Doris Zimmermann; and four brothers, Marvin, Wilbert, Roy

and Orvis Kroenke.

Funeral services for Ethel Roloff will be held on Thursday, June 18, at 11

a.m. at St. Paul Lutheran Church-Stony Hill. Pastor John Eyer will officiate.

Burial will be in the church cemetery. Relatives and friends may call at St.

Paul Lutheran Church-Stony Hill on Thursday from 9 a.m. until the time

of service. A memorial has been established in her name for the

organ fund at St. Paul Lutheran Church-Stony Hill.

Mickelson Funeral and Cremation Service of Shawano is assisting the

Roloff family with service arrangements.

Online condolences may be shared at www.mickelsonfs.com.

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Lorraine M. Boivin

Wed, 06/17/2015 - 7:23am

Lorraine “Lola” M. Boivin, 86, of De Pere, passed away on Friday, June 12, 2015, in Green

Bay.

Lorraine was born on Aug. 22, 1928, in Keshena, the daughter of the late Henry and

Grace (Grignon) Martin. On Sept. 13, 1947, at St. Michael’s Catholic Church in Keshena,

she was united in marriage to Phillip Boivin. Phillip preceded her in death on Oct. 30, 1993.

Lorraine enjoyed being a foster parent and caring for her siblings. She also loved playing bingo

and spending time with her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Lorraine is survived by her three children, Audrey (Mike) Long, of Keshena, Michael (Wanda)

Boivin, of Green Bay, and Laletta Boivin, of Michigan; four sisters, Augustine “Cerie” Lloyd, of

Coos Bay, Oregon, Frances “Jeannie” Pyawasay, of Shawano, Clara “Dolly” Stone, of Keshena,

and Grace “Jiggs” Martin, of Keshena. She is further survived by grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Phillip; one daughter, Elizabeth; her parents; two

brothers, Wayne and Franklin “John Dee”; and one sister, Theresa A. Martin.

Funeral services were held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, June 16, 2015, at St. Michael Catholic

Church in Keshena with the Rev. David McElroy, O.Praem, officiating. Visitation was held on

Monday, June 15, 2015, from 5-8 p.m. at Swedberg Funeral Home in Shawano and

again at the church on Tuesday from 9:30 a.m. until the time of the service. A parish wake

service was held at the funeral home on Monday at 7:30 p.m.

www.swedbergfuneralhome.com

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Steven G. Yunk

Wed, 06/17/2015 - 7:22am

Steven G. Yunk, 50, died peacefully on June 15, 2015, at Unity Hospice in De Pere

surrounded by those who loved and cared for him, after a short battle with cancer.

Steven was

born on June 9, 1965, in Milwaukee to Walter and Delphine (Drezdzon) Yunk. He graduated

from Shawano High School and most recently enjoyed cooking at Timeline Saloon and BBQ.

Steven enjoyed gambling with his mother, campfires with family and friends, the Green Bay

Packers and, of course, his cat, Tigger. Steven stayed his last days at Unity Hospice, truly a

wonderful place for him and a gift from God. His family will never be able to convey their

gratitude to the entire team that cared for him.

Steven is survived by his mother, Delphine Yunk; his father, Walter Yunk Sr.; three brothers

and two sisters, Walter (Kathy) Yunk, David Yunk, Nancy (Mark) Villars, Daniel Yunk (Laurie

Strand), Lori (Bill) Kumbalek; nieces and nephews; and his beloved cat, Tigger.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents, aunts and uncles and one nephew, David Martens.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, June 19, 2015, at Sacred Heart Catholic

Church, 321 S. Sawyer St., in Shawano with the Rev. Luke Ferris officiating. Visitation will be

held at the church from 9:30 a.m. until the time of the service. All are welcome to attend and

celebrate Steven’s life. Inurnment will be in Riverside Cemetery in Oshkosh at a later date.

Swedberg Funeral Home is assisting the family with the arrangements.

The family extends a special thank you to the Unity Hospice Team that helped Steven at home,

including Lea, Julie and Patty, The Bellin Health Cancer Team, including Jennifer and Dr.

Mortara, Froedert & Medical College of Wisconsin, and all the friends and family that helped

during Steven’s illness, including Laurie Strand, Heather Martens and Richard Yunk.

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Christopher D. Davies

Wed, 06/17/2015 - 7:21am

Christopher D. Davies, 63, of Leopolis, passed away Saturday evening, June 13, 2015, at St. Vincent Hospital, Green Bay.

Christopher David Davies was born on Jan. 24, 1952, in Wareham, England, to Thomas and Marjorie (Cobb) Davies. Chris was raised and attended school in England, where he completed his college degree in automobile technology.

Chris worked as a British bobby police officer and was very proud of his duty protecting the queen. He volunteered with the Sea and Cliff Rescue Team while in England as well. Chris entered the British Army, serving for 10 1/2 years and then spent two years with the multinational force and observers in the Sinai Desert, Egypt. Next he worked with the peacekeeping forces in Israel for the United Nations.

In the mid-1980s he became a pen pal with Brenda K. Luther, and with each letter their relationship blossomed. In 1993 Chris moved to the United States, and they were united in marriage on May 12, 1994, in Green Bay. The couple owned and operated the Fremont Café for three years. They settled in rural Leopolis in 2000 and started The Mad Englishman’s Pub & Grill at the Riverside Golf Course, Clintonville. After a couple of years of good service and his excellent fish and chips, the couple closed the restaurant. Then he worked for some time as the service manager at Mills Fleet Farm and then for several years at O’Reilly Auto Parts, both in Clintonville. Recently, he was employed as a semi mechanic for Quick Transport in De Pere.

Chris enjoyed all kinds of music and liked to DJ for events. His other interests included spending time outdoors fishing, boating and even sail boating in his early years. Chris loved spending time with his grandkids and working in his vegetable and flower garden.

Survivors include his dear wife, Brenda, and four children, Nir Ben-David, of New Jersey, Brandon (Lisa) Barr, of Appleton, Shawn (Kelly) Davies, of Pulaski, and Christpher (Anita) Barr, of Keshena. There are five grandchildren, Brianna, Laura, Savannah, Kaylissa and Brandon Jr. There are three sisters, Christine (Richard) Holland, of Wareham, England, Carolyn (Kenneth) Singleton, of Swanage, England, and Cheryl (Colin) Marks, of Swanage, England. He is further survived by a special goddaughter, Donna (Keith) Ashcroft, of Swanage, England; his spoiled dog, Sammy; nieces, nephews, many other relatives and friends.

Chris was preceded in death by his parents.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, June 20, at 4 p.m. at the Beil-Didier Funeral Home, Clintonville, with the Rev. Keith Wolf officiating. Friends may call on Saturday from 2 p.m. until the time of the service at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund will be established in Chris’ name.

Online condolences may be sent via www.beil-didier.com.

The family wishes to especially thank all the doctors and nurses at St. Vincent Hospital in Green Bay for the wonderful care and compassion given to Chris.

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Sean L. Checora

Wed, 06/17/2015 - 7:20am

Sean L. Checora, 20, of Utah passed away.

Arrangements are pending with Swedberg Funeral Home in Shawano.

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Mary Elizabeth Lutzow

Sat, 06/13/2015 - 7:19am

Mary Elizabeth Lutzow was born into Eternal Life on May 31, 2015, from cancer after a brief hospice stay in Wauwatosa.

Mary was preceded in her death by her parents; her nephew Justin Lutzow; precious cousins Derek Stempa, Corinne Giese and Clint Erickson; stepniece Diana Marija; as well as caring aunts and uncles from Shawano and Wild Rose.

Mary is survived by her brother, Thomas Lutzow, and his wife, Nevenka (n. Bralic); stepniece Kristina and husband Evan Eberhardt, their son, Brandon; her aunt, Dorothy Patrick; her uncle, Lee Erickson; as well as cousins, extended family and friends near Milwaukee, Shawano, Wild Rose and elsewhere around the country.

A Memorial Mass is scheduled for June 27 at 11 a.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Shawano, with a visitation from 9:30 a.m. until time of Mass. Interment will follow at the Sacred Heart Mausoleum in Shawano.

Mary Elizabeth Lutzow was born on June 16, 1947, to Wallace and Anna Lutzow of Shawano. Mary attended Willow Creek and Sacred Heart elementary schools and Shawano High School. She graduated with a degree in nursing and retired as a registered nurse from St. Mary’s Hospital in Milwaukee.

Mary loved her Lutzow, Stempa, Patrick and Erickson relatives and worked to affirm, celebrate and share their lives. She traveled extensively — across the United States, Europe, New Zealand, South America. Mary has made a significant financial contribution to the scholarship fund at Carroll University, Waukesha.

Schmidt & Bartelt Funeral and Cremation Services, 10121 W. North Ave., Wauwatosa, is assisting the family.

www.schmidtandbartelt.com

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Rebecca M. Doxtater

Sat, 06/13/2015 - 7:18am

Rebecca “Becky” May Raner-Doxtater, 59, of Kewaskum, passed away on June 11, 2015, in Pewaukee.

Becky was born on Nov. 19, 1955, in Chicago, the daughter of the late Franklin and Jacqueline (Skelnik) Raner. She graduated from Alverno College in Milwaukee. Becky was united in marriage to Kelly I. Doxtater in Bowler. She worked at the Menominee Indian High School for 12 years and helped over 500 students receive their GED diploma. Becky was a published poet and a member of the Wisconsin Education Association.

Becky is survived by her husband, Kelly; her children, Joe Marra, Julie (Jim) Parbs; her stepchildren, Katherine Doxtater, Chelsea Doxtater and Alexander (Sara) Doxtater; her grandchildren, Dakota, Alexis, Mia, James, Mason, Carson and Jackson. She is further survived by her sisters and brothers, Penny, Ruth, Tim, Nathan and Mathew.

She was preceded in death by her parents, one brother and one sister.

A funeral service will be held at 1:30 p.m. Monday, June 15, 2015, at Lutheran Church of the Wilderness with the Rev. Melinda Shriner officiating. Burial will be in the Red Springs Cemetery. Visitation will be at the church on Monday from 10:30 a.m. until the time of the service.

Swedberg Funeral Home is assisting the family with the arrangements.

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William Przybylski

Sat, 06/13/2015 - 7:17am

William Przybylski, 91, Pulaski and formerly of Green Valley, died peacefully Friday morning, June 12, 2015, at his daughter’s home. The son of Peter and Stella (Socha) Przybylski was born Dec. 3, 1923, in Krakow.

On Sept. 8, 1945, Bill married Marie Lapacz at St. Mary of the Angels Church in Green Bay. The couple raised their family and farmed in the town of Green Valley. Bill also worked for Gabe’s Construction in Sheboygan. He loved to spend time with his family, play the concertina and tend to his horses. He enjoyed farming and worked hard all of his life.

Survivors include one daughter and two sons, Kenneth and Sharon Przybylski, Shawano, Arlene Schroeder, Pulaski, Dennis Sr. and Mary Przybylski, Bonduel; seven grandchildren, Debra (Robert) Gross, Greg (Pam) Schroeder, Brent Schroeder, Laura (Barry) Niles, Dennis Przybylski, Jr., Jenna Przybylski (special friend, Dave), Tiffany Przybylski (special friend, Travis); six great-grandchildren, Zachary and Joe, Austin and Myckenna, Macy and Ryan; one brother, Vincent (Darlene) Przybylski, Pulaski; one sister: Nettie Wood, Pulaski; nieces and nephews, other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his wife in 2006; one son, Ronald Przybylski, in 1972; one son-in-law, Raymond Schroeder; four brothers, Frank, Joe (Rose), Bruno and Stanley (Esther) Przybylski; one sister, Lottie (Al) Slowik; one brother-in-law, Leo Wood.

Friends may call at Marnocha Funeral Home, Pulaski, from 3-7 p.m. Sunday, with a closing prayer service at 6:30 p.m. The visitation continues after 9 a.m. Monday at St. John the Evangelist Church, 127 S. Garden Ave., Gillett. The Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Monday, with the Rev. Dean Dombroski and Sister Marla Clercx officiating. Burial will take place in the parish cemetery.

Online condolences may be expressed at www.marnochafuneralhome.com.

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Doris C. Kerry

Sat, 06/13/2015 - 7:16am

Doris C. Kerry, 88, of Shawano, passed away on June 11, 2015, in Shawano

Arrangements are pending with Swedberg Funeral Home in Shawano.

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