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Isabel Tincher

Fri, 06/12/2015 - 7:26am

Isabel Tincher, 96, of Shawano, passed away on June 10, 2015.

Arrangements are pending with Swedberg Funeral Home.

A full obituary will be published in the June 24 edition of The Shawano Leader.

www.swedbergfuneralhome.com

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Mary Richert

Wed, 06/10/2015 - 7:20am

Mary (Farris) Richert, 58, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by family on Friday, June 5, 2015. She was born Jan. 23, 1957, to the late Mary Arvada (Heckendorn) and Denny Lane Farris.

Mary enjoyed spending time with her family, camping, hunting, fishing and caring for others. She loved spending time outdoors, especially in Bruce Crossing, Michigan, where she took care of her father before he passed.

Mary is survived by her three children, Mark (Lisa) Olson, Shanon (Kevin) Laubenstein, Lucinda (special friend, Chris Denman) Stascak; her special friend, James Eggert; her grandchildren, Bryana, Megan, Nick Wilson, Samantha, Briana Olson, Dakota Stascak, Kevin Laubenstein Jr., Sierra Laubenstein, Rosina Dick and Jaydon Hornung; and one great-grandchild, Aubrey Wilson. She is further survived by her siblings, Fred Farris, Dan (Lori) Scott, Robert (special friend, Lindsey Anderson) Farris, Sandy (Roger) Weber, Denise Mosher, Rosina Vickers, Sarah (Scott) Nelson; a sister-in-law, Sally Farris; and many nieces and nephews.

Mary was preceded in death by her parents, her brother, Owen Farris, and her sister, Jackie Lewison.

A memorial service will be held at noon Saturday, June 13, 2015, at 1013 S. Bartlett St. in Shawano with Roger Weber officiating.

The family wishes to extend a special thank you to Dr. Tamella’s office, St. Vincent Hospital staff on the ninth floor and Unity Hospice for all the wonderful care she was given.

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Gordon H. Flaig

Wed, 06/10/2015 - 7:20am

Gordon H. Flaig, 90, Green Bay, passed away Sunday, June 7, 2015. He was born on April 5, 1925, in Green Bay to Edward and Elizabeth (Kleman) Flaig.

Gordon served his country in the U.S. Army Air Corps with the U.S. 8th Army during World War II. He completed 30 missions in B-17 bombers over Germany before his 19th birthday.

On March 4, 1946, Gordon married Bette J. Baldwin in Shawano. She preceded him in death on Jan. 6, 1994. He began his career as a truck driver in the 1940s. Gordon drove for A&P Stores and later for Super Valu, retiring in 1990. He was a longtime member of St. Patrick Parish and was a past member of the American Legion. Gordon had a love of the outdoors and enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping and traveling the back roads of Wisconsin. He will be remembered for his great sense of humor, his “one liners” and his big blue eyes.

Gordon is survived by four children: Diane Flaig, De Pere, David Flaig and Debra LeGros, both of Green Bay, and Dean Flaig and his fiancée, Jamie Templin, Menasha; five grandchildren, Julie, Christine, Gretchen, Derek and Colleen; six great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandsons; three siblings and their spouses, Marcella Cheyka, Roger (Donna) Flaig, Evelyn (Frank) Ferguson; two sisters-in-law, Pilar Flaig and Ruth Flaig; many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Bette Jane; his parents; a granddaughter, Shari LeGros; three brothers, Jim, Howard and Alvin Flaig; sister-in-law, Deloris Flaig; and brother-in-law, Frank Cheyka.

Friends may call at Blaney Funeral Home, 1521 Shawano Ave., Green Bay, from 4-6 p.m. Wednesday, June 10. Visitation will continue at the funeral home from 10-11:30 a.m. Thursday, June 11. The funeral service will be held at 11:30 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home with the Rev. Donald Everts officiating. Entombment will be in Fort Howard Memorial Park Mausoleum.

To send online condolences, please go to www.BlaneyFuneralHome.com.

A memorial fund has been established in Gordon’s name.

The family extends a special thank you to staff members at Allouez Parkside Village for their wonderful care and concern.

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Jean L. Arneson

Wed, 06/10/2015 - 7:19am

Jean L. Arneson, 84, of Clintonville, passed away Monday, June 8, 2015, at Pine Manor Health and Rehabilitation Center with her family at her side.

The Eberhardt-Stevenson Funeral Home & Crematory is assisting her family.

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Evelyn E. Karlson

Fri, 06/05/2015 - 7:04am

Evelyn E. Karlson, 95, of Clintonville, passed away peacefully at her home on Wednesday evening, June 3, 2015.

The Eberhardt-Stevenson Funeral Home & Crematory of Clintonville is assisting her family with the arrangements.

www.eberhardtstevenson.com.

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Rose Ann Bowan

Fri, 06/05/2015 - 7:03am

Rose Ann Bowan, 68, of Shawano, died on June 4, 2015, in Shawano.

Rose was born in Shawano on Dec. 24, 1946, to the late Earl and Lillie (Seehafer) Bowan. She worked at several companies in the sewing industry, including Hanson Glove in Clintonville, Eagle Knit in Shawano and Wisconsew in Shawano. Most recently, Rose worked at Wal-Mart in Shawano. In her free time, Rose loved to read.

Rose is survived by her brother, Michael Bowan, of Shawano; sister-in-law, Dorothy Bowan, of Shawano; and two nephews, Jeff (Marlene) Bowan, of Embarrass, and Tom Bowan, of Shawano.

She was preceded in death by her parents, one brother, Allan Bowan, and a niece, Jolene Bowan.

A memorial service will be held at 6 p.m. Monday, June 8, 2015, at Swedberg Funeral Home in Shawano with Lois Graper officiating. Visitation will be held at the funeral home on Monday from 4 p.m. until the time of the service.

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John S. Granchay

Fri, 06/05/2015 - 7:02am

John Steven Granchay, 60, of Shawano, died on Thursday, May 28, 2015, in Appleton.

John was born on Oct. 28, 1954, in Weirton, West Virginia, to the late Richard and Jeanette (Rzepka) Granchay.

He graduated from Weirton High School in 1972 and went on to earn his bachelor’s degree from Marquette University. John worked as a social worker and was an honorary life member and past president of Wisconsin Social Services Association. He was a substitute teacher, an active member of Ducks Unlimited, a Mason, a Shriner and a member of the booster club. He served on the Shawano School Board and was dedicated to assisting the community. John was the seventh-grade boys basketball coach at Franklin Middle School for many years. He was also the basketball coach at Denmark and Shawano Community High School.

John is survived by two aunts, an uncle and several cousins. He is further survived by numerous friends from the Shawano area community.

John was preceded in death by his parents.

A memorial service for John will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, June 10, 2015, at Swedberg Funeral Home in Shawano with the Rev. Jon Anderson officiating. Visitation will be held at the funeral home on Wednesday from 11 a.m. until the time of the service.

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Debra Stachura

Wed, 06/03/2015 - 11:00pm

Debra (Haut) Stachura, 60, Pulaski, passed away peacefully Tuesday, June 2, 2015, with her family at her side, loving and supporting her until the end. She had fought a courageous battle with cancer for almost two years.

Deb was born Feb. 28, 1955, in Shawano to Carl and Dorothy (Schultz) Haut. She attended St. James Lutheran School and was a 1973 graduate of Shawano High School. Until recently, she and a large group of her classmates met for dinner on a regular basis.

On Dec. 4, 1976, she married Tom Stachura at St. James Lutheran Church in Shawano. She had been employed at the Patio Restaurant and Chalet Restaurant in Shawano before moving to Pulaski. At that time, she began her career in banking at Pulaski State Bank. After 20-plus years, she became the first branch manager of Premier Community Bank in Pulaski, along with co-workers and friends, Lauri Baranczyk and Judy Schroeder. The three of them were instrumental in the start-up of the Pulaski branch. Deb most recently worked as a consumer loan officer. She enjoyed working with people and took pride in her work.

Deb was a woman of strong Christian faith. She was a member of St. John Lutheran Church in Pulaski. She also had a solid sense of community pride. Deb served as treasurer of the Pulaski Area Chamber of Commerce, supported the Relay for Life and volunteered at Pulaski Polka Days.

She was devoted to family and friends. This spring she was filled with joy at the birth of her first grandchild. She was also pleasantly surprised by a large 60th birthday party planned by Judy Trojan, Donna Golik and Jean Schott.

Deb loved sewing, cooking wild game, traveling, being a part of family gatherings, spending time at the cabin in Mountain, playing board games and putting together jigsaw puzzles, and, of course, snowmobiling to her favorite destinations: the Lily Clubhouse, Johnny’s Resort and the Wild Wolf Inn.

She will be deeply missed by her loving husband of 38 years, Tom; her children, Jeff (Amanda) Stachura and granddaughter, Claire Rose, Sobieski, and Laura Stachura, at home; her sisters, Shirley (Donald) Bowe, Manitowoc, Nancy (Ronald) Timm, Albert Lea, Minnesota, and Jean (Dan) Schott, Shawano; her mother-in-law, Lucille Stachura, Pulaski; Tom’s family, James (Eve) Stachura, Wally (Rosie) Stachura and Patricia (Jim) Mroczkowski, all of Pulaski, Donna (Bob) Golik, Sobieski, Marcia (John) Demerjian, Los Angeles, California, and Michael (Kathy) Stachura, Green Bay. She is also survived by an aunt, Arlene Schultz, Clintonville, several nieces and nephews, cousins, other relatives and many friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Carl and Dorothy Haut, and her father-in-law, Walter Stachura Sr.

Friends may call at St. John Lutheran Church, 910 S. St. Augustine St., Pulaski, from 3-7 p.m. Friday with a closing prayer service at 7 p.m. Visitation continues after 10 a.m. Saturday at the church. The funeral service will be celebrated at 11 a.m., with Pastor Larry Yaw officiating. Burial will take place in SS. Edward and Isidore Cemetery, Flintville.

The family would like to thank the staff of Aurora Hospital, especially the first floor nursing staff; Dr. Patel, Dr. Bosco, Dr. Vannhu; anyone who took the time to bring food or came to visit Deb during her fight; and all those who offered comfort, prayers and words of support.

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

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Michael F. Blick

Wed, 06/03/2015 - 10:59pm

Michael F. Blick, 64, of Shawano, passed away on Sunday, May 31, 2015.

Mike was born in Appleton on April 29, 1951, to the late Eugene and Josephine (Van Harpen) Blick. On June 5, 1971, in Shawano, he was united in marriage to Brenda Vigue. Mike worked at the Shawano Paper Mill, Little Rapids Corp, for nearly 40 years before his retirement in 2013. Mike loved being outdoors. He and Brenda were avid motorcyclists and enjoyed putting many miles on their bike. Mike loved nothing more than being on the road with the wind in his face.

Mike is survived by his wife of 44 years, Brenda; two daughters, April (John) White IV, of Bentonville, Arkansas, and Michelle (Patrick Van Beek) Blick, of Kaukauna; three granddaughters, Faith Kassube, Kaleigh White and Destini White; one grandson, John White V; two sisters, Kathleen (John) Hughes, of Rothschild, and Donna (Ray) Delrow, of Weston; sisters-in-law, Kathleen Blick, of Schofield, Nadine Blick, of Schofield, Donna (Jerome) Duffeck, of Manitowoc, Leola Griedl, of Fort Atkinson, Viola (Larry) Maltby, of Rhinelander, Paulette (Richard Hendrickes) Morrison, of Pound, Jeanette Vigue, of Livingston, Montana, Betty (Sean) Edgerton, of Bonduel, Barbara Kosbab, of Bear Creek, and Maureen (Steven) Kiser, of Greenville; brothers-in- law, Arthur (Sue) Vigue, of Mishicot, Victor (Shirley) Vigue, of Denmark, James (Trisha) Vigue, of Shawano, Ronald (Teri) Vigue, of Green Bay, and Mark (Vicky) Vigue, of Shawano. He is further survived by numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, David Blick and Paul Blick.

A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, June 6, 2015, at Hope Community Church in Shawano with the Rev. Randy Oss officiating. Visitation will be held at the church from 11 a.m. until the time of the service.

Swedberg Funeral Home is assisting the family with the arrangements.

www.swedbergfuneralhome.com

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Mavis D. Marten

Wed, 06/03/2015 - 7:24am

Mavis D. Marten, 69, of Hanover, Pennsylvania, and Tigerton, died Sunday, May 31, 2015, at Aspirus Wausau Hospital. She was born on Aug. 1, 1945, in Tigerton, the daughter of the late Lyle and Dolores (Griepentrog) Yonker.

On July 10, 1965, Mavis was united in marriage to Floyd C. Marten at St. Paul Lutheran Church, Bowler. He preceded her in death on July 24, 2004.

Mavis graduated from Bowler High School and went on to school at Frederick Community College in Maryland. She was an extraordinary artist and had a passion for art. Mavis also enjoyed gardening and the outdoors, but she especially loved spending time with her children and grandchildren.

Survivors include four children, Vikki (Andy Kuhn) Stansberry, Mayer, Arizona, Jody (John) Czapp, Amy (Greg) Richardson, all of Hanover, Pennsylvania, and Jeffrey (Natoshia) Marten, Frederick, Maryland; 13 grandchildren, Chelsea, Shelbi, Daniel, Matthew, Andrew, Nicole, Garrett, Morgan, Hailey, Hannah, Jenna, Heidi and Hunter; two great-grandsons, Carson and Wyatt; her siblings, David (Germaine “Cookie”) Yonker, Gloria Hass, Lyle (Cindy) Yonker, all of Tigerton, Steven (JoAnn) Yonker, Schofield, Ronald (Sandy) Yonker, Union Grove, and Connie Yonker, Tigerton; and four sisters-in-law, Janet (Douglas) Johnson, Bowler, Marcia (Bruce) Felts, Shawano, MaryAnn Marten, Plover, and Paula Yonker, Appleton. She is also survived by other relatives and friends.

In addition to her parents and husband, Mavis was preceded in death by one brother, Larry Yonker; one sister, Georgann Yonker; and three brothers-in-law, Lester Marten, Delbert Low Jr. and Dennis Hass.

The funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, June 5, 2015, at St. Paul Lutheran Church, Bowler. The Rev. Clifford Kessen will officiate. Interment will be in Evergreen Cemetery, town of Almon, Shawano County. Visitation will be held on Thursday from 5-8 p.m. at Schmidt & Schulta Funeral Home, Wittenberg, and again on Friday from 10 a.m. until the time of services at the church.

Memories and condolences may be shared at schmidtschulta.com.

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Brett A. Duffek

Wed, 06/03/2015 - 7:23am

Brett A. Duffek, 56, of Bowler, passed away on Sunday, May 31, 2015, in Bowler.

Brett was born in Milwaukee on Nov. 20, 1958, to the late Frederick J. and Tena M. (Vele) Duffek. He graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Stout with a bachelor’s degree in packaging engineering. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and model trains.

Brett is survived by his siblings, John (Karen) Duffek, of Colgate, Marsha (Ed) Denzer, of Michigan, Ronda Duffek, of Oak Creek, his twin, Barry (Kimberly) Duffek, of Bowler, Liza Duffek, of Bowler, and Gregg (Jill) Duffek, of Bowler. He is further survived by aunts, uncles, numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents and one sister, Teresa Behnke.

Visitation will be held at Swedberg Funeral Home in Gresham on Wednesday, June 3, 2015, from 4-7 p.m. and again at the funeral home on Thursday, June 4, 2015, from 10-11:30 a.m., when the procession leaves for the cemetery. Burial will be in Red Springs Cemetery with military rites conducted by Gresham American Legion Post 390.

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Gregory W. Korth

Wed, 06/03/2015 - 7:21am

Gregory W. Korth, 56, of the town of Belle Plaine, Shawano County, passed away unexpectedly on Monday, June 1, 2015, at the Grand Itasca Hospital in Grand Rapids, Minnesota.

Funeral services will be held at 7 p.m. Friday, June 5, 2015, at the Eberhardt-Stevenson Funeral Home & Crematory, Clintonville, with the Rev. Bill Hager officiating.

Friends may call at the funeral home from 4 p.m. until the time of the service.

An online guestbook is available at eberhardtstevenson.com.

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Dean D. Popelka

Wed, 06/03/2015 - 7:20am

Dean Donald Popelka, 90, of Shawano, passed away on Saturday, May 30, 2015, in Shawano. Dean was born in Shawano on April 19, 1925, the son of the late Emil and Margaret (Ainsworth) Popelka. He lived in the Shawano area all his life, owned and operated a dairy farm and owned a saw mill. Dean liked horses and went on pack trips and trail rides in South Dakota, Colorado and Wyoming. He was a member of Church on the Hill United Methodist in Shawano.

Dean is survived by one brother, Lewis (Carol) Popelka, of South Dakota; one sister, Marian Popelka, of Shawano; three nephews, Ronald (Cheryl) Popelka, David (Geri) Popelka and Mike Popelka, all of Shawano; and one niece, Beth (Julian) Perez, of Spain.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, June 4, 2015, at Church on the Hill in Shawano with the Rev. Allen Christensen officiating. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery in Shawano. Visitation will be held at Swedberg Funeral Home in Shawano on Wednesday, June 3, 2015, from 4-7 p.m. and again at the church on Thursday from 10 a.m. until the time of the service.

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Thomas R. Tepiew

Wed, 06/03/2015 - 7:20am

Thomas R. Tepiew, 68, of Keshena, started his journey to the spirit world on Friday afternoon, May 29, 2015, at Bellin Hospital in Green Bay, surrounded by family and friends. Tom was born on Oct. 4, 1946, in Keshena, a son of the late Mitchell “Monk” and Frances (Komanekin) Tepiew. He was a graduate of Shawano High School. On June 8, 1968, Tom entered the United States Army, where he served two tours of duty as a combat veteran in Vietnam. In January 1983, Tom graduated from Olero Junior College in La Junta, Colorado, earning his associate degree in alcohol and drug counseling. After earning his degree, Tom stayed in Colorado and worked as a counselor for many years before returning to Keshena. He continued his pursuit of knowledge and education, earning his NLP Masters Practitioners on Sept. 30, 1995.

On Oct. 4, 1999, he was united in marriage to the former Mary Malone. She preceded him in death in 2003.

Tom was a member of the Veterans of the Menominee Nation as well as the Valley of the Eagle Sundance Family. He very much cherished the relationships he had with his family and friends, whom he held near and dear to his heart. He especially enjoyed his crew from Perkins Restaurant who welcomed him every day when he stopped. Tom liked to fish and play golf.

He is survived by his son, Aaron Waukau, of Keshena; two grandchildren, Aaron II and Koda Waukau; and many other friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, Mary, and twin sisters in infancy.

Traditional Native American services for Thomas Tepiew were held on Monday, June 1, 2015, at noon. Mr. Tuffy Sierra presided. Burial was in St. Michael’s Cemetery, Keshena. The Veterans of the Menominee Nation performed full military honors at the grave. Relatives and friends called at the Tepiew residence, N1040 Oshkosh Road, Keshena, after 5 p.m. Saturday, May 30, until the time of services Monday.

Mickelson Funeral and Cremation Service of Shawano assisted the family with the service arrangements.

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Leon E. Riemer

Sat, 05/30/2015 - 7:23am

Leon E. Riemer, 90, of Gillett, passed away peacefully on Sunday, May 24, 2015, following a long illness.

Leon was born in the Township of Green Valley on Jan. 31, 1925, to the late Emil and Bertha (Lemke) Riemer.

Leon attended schools in Pulcifer and Cecil before graduating from Shawano High School in 1943. He enlisted in the U.S. Navy and served aboard the aircraft carrier USS Enterprise in the South Pacific during World War II. After the war, he received Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Law degrees from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Leon and Lois (Jewell) were united in marriage on Nov. 27, 1954, at United Methodist Church in Gillett.

Leon was an attorney in private practice in Gillett for many years. He also owned a Christmas tree farm and founded and managed Rolling Hills Mobile Home Park in Gillett along with his nephew, Allen Hansen. At one time he was appointed to be Oconto County district attorney by Gov. Patrick Lucey and served terms as municipal judge and council member in the city of Gillett. Prior to retirement, he was Oconto County Family Court commissioner, where he also handled small claims and traffic court.

He and his wife, Lois, were honored at the Oconto County Rural Urban Banquet in 2006. He was a longtime member of the Lions Club and Oconto County Bar Association.

In his free time, he enjoyed downhill and cross-country skiing, motorcycling, boating on Green Bay, working on his Christmas tree farm, caring for his horse Horse and dog Dog, driving around the countryside reminiscing, and solving the world’s problems with the breakfast crowd at OJ’s Midtown Restaurant and the lunch crowd at the Country Roads Diner.

Leon is survived by his wife of 60 years, Lois, of Gillett; one son, Gregg (Patty Lucas) Riemer, of Madison; one daughter, Sarah (Robert White) Riemer, of West Salem; two grandchildren, Joshua Sagmo, of La Crosse, Jennifer (Cody) Newman, of La Crosse; and one great-grandson, Sage Sagmo. He is further survived by nieces, nephews and many friends.

He was preceded in death by four brothers and four sisters, Otto, Esther Wenstadt, Adolph, Jeanetta Riesner/Nowinski, Mabel Teagle, Beatrice Lemke/Druckrey, Walter and Edward.

A visitation will be held on Saturday, June 13, 2015, from 1-3 p.m. at Tabor United Methodist Church at 120 W. Main St. in Gillett.

The family would like to thank the Woodlands of Gillett Nursing Home for the compassionate care they provided over the past four years and Unity Hospice for the additional care provided in Leon’s final days.

Kuehl Funeral Home of Gillett is assisting the family with arrangements.

Online condolences may be expressed at kuehlfuneralhome.com.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests any memorials made to Wisconsin Public Radio, the Gillett Area Historical Society, Green Bay Botanical Garden or another charity of your choice.

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Roger F. Bartnik

Sat, 05/30/2015 - 7:22am

Roger Frank Bartnik, 79, passed away on Saturday, May 23, 2015, at his home in Shawano.

Roger was born in Milwaukee on Jan. 30, 1936, to the late Frank and Evelyn (Pozceczek) Bartnik. Roger married Phyllis Fiedorowicz and together they had two children, Kristina and Kirk. Phyllis passed away in 1981, and Roger married Mavis Kryzanek on July 13, 1983.

Roger is survived by his wife, Mavis, of Shawano; two children, Kristina (Mark) Fenlon, of Scottsdale, Arizona, and Kirk Bartnik, of Wesley Chapel, Florida; a brother, Jerry (Kathy) Bartnik; a sister-in-law, Janet (Don) Pollack; and two grandchildren. Roger is further survived by many nieces, nephews, other relatives, friends and neighbors.

Roger was preceded in death by his first wife, Phyllis Bartnik, his daughter-in-law, Heather Bartnik, and his brother, Bret Bartnik.

Visitation will be held at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 302 S. Main St., in Shawano on Saturday, June 13, from 9:30 a.m. until the funeral Mass at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Bill Ribbens, O. Praem, and Pastor Luke Ferris officiating. Roger will be interred in Mountain Cemetery.

Gruetzmacher Funeral Home in Suring is in charge of the arrangements.

Online condolences can be expressed at www.gruetzmacherfuneralhome.com.

A special thank you to ThedaCare at Home Hospice for the excellent care they offered Roger during his time of need, also to Mavis’s sister, Janet, and special friends and neighbors.

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Lois Jean Rosnow Rupple

Sat, 05/30/2015 - 7:21am

Lois Jean “Roz” Rosnow Rupple: A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, June 5, 2015, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Shawano with the Rev. Luke Ferris officiating. Entombment will be in the Sacred Heart Mausoleum. Visitation will be held on Friday at the church 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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Dean E. Lieg

Sat, 05/30/2015 - 7:20am

Dean E. Lieg, 78, of Shawano, passed away unexpectedly Thursday morning, May 21, 2015, at the Appleton Medical Center in Appleton.

Dean was born June 15, 1936, in Milwaukee, a son of the late Edmund and Floy (Owens) Lieg. He attended St. Rose Catholic School in Milwaukee. He later entered the United States Army and served his country from 1952 until 1955. He was stationed in Korea.

Upon returning from service, he was employed at the E.R. Wagner Manufacturing Company as a punch-press machine operator and in the tool and die department. Dean retired after 32 years of service. In 1998, following his retirement, he moved to Shawano.

Dean was of the Catholic faith. He was a member of the Shawano AMVETS Post 10. He loved to fish and take an occasional trip to the casino.

Survivors include his soul mate for the past 36 years, Faye Borchert, of Shawano; her children, Pat Steidl, Neal Borchert, Michael Borchert and Steven Borchert, all of Kaukauna; eight grandchildren and five great-grandchildren; and one brother, Mitchell Lieg.

He was preceded in death by his parents and one sister, Barbara.

A memorial service for Dean will be held on Wednesday, June 3, at 1 p.m. at Mickelson Funeral and Cremation Service of Shawano. Deacon Jim Lonick will be the celebrant. Shawano AMVETS Post 10 will conduct full military honors. Relatives and friends may call after noon on Wednesday until the hour of service.

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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Morton R. Newcomb

Fri, 05/29/2015 - 7:24am

Morton R. Newcomb, 83, Wittenberg, died Wednesday, May 27, 2015, at his home. He was born on March 24, 1932, in Jefferson County, the son of the late Clyde and Evelyn (Smithback) Newcomb.

Mort was a U.S. Army veteran and was a member of Bloecher-Johnson American Legion Post 502. On June 22, 1963, Mort was united in marriage to Alene Diestler in Wittenberg. She survives.

Mort worked as an electrician for a few years and then owned and operated the antique store in Wittenberg for many years. He enjoyed gardening, cutting wood and being outdoors. He also was a sports fan and enjoyed watching the Milwaukee Brewers and Green Bay Packers. Mort was always willing to help out others and enjoyed his time with friends and family.

Survivors include his wife, Alene Newcomb, Wittenberg; four daughters, Beth (Jim) Breske, Hatley, Mary Newcomb, Fort Atkinson, Carrie (Troy) Zernzach, Redgranite, and Cathy (Craig) Kolbeck, Algoma; two sons, Mort (Lisa) Newcomb, Oshkosh, and Tom (Heather) Newcomb, Columbus; nine grandchildren, Austin, Halle, Cassidy, John, Caitlyn, Ray, Tyler, Ella and Jacob; one sister, Mary Simonds, Mequon; and four brothers, Bud Newcomb, Embarrass, Austin Newcomb, Ringle, Clyde Newcomb, Kentucky, and Ron Newcomb, Wausau. He is also survived by other relatives and friends.

In addition to his parents, Mort was preceded in death by one brother, James Newcomb.

A memorial gathering will be held from 2-4 p.m. Saturday, May 30, 2015, at Schmidt & Schulta Funeral Home, Wittenberg. Military rites will be conducted at 4 p.m. Saturday by the Bloecher-Johnson American Legion Post 502 at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that you plant a flower in memory of Mort.

Memories and condolences may be shared at schmidtschulta.com.

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John S. Granchay

Fri, 05/29/2015 - 7:23am

John S. Granchay, 60, of Shawano, died on Thursday, May 28, 2015, in Appleton.

Arrangements are pending with Swedberg Funeral Home in Shawano.

www.swedbergfuneralhome.com

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