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Diane R. Kast

Wed, 01/01/2014 - 8:06am

Diane R. Kast, 72, of Shawano, passed away peacefully late Saturday evening, Dec. 28, 2013, at her home, following a lengthy illness. Diane was born in July 1941 in Milwaukee, a daughter of the late Daniel G. and Ruth (Steffen) Meyer.

She attended school in Milwaukee, and following graduation from high school, she was employed at Marquette University in the Welcome Center. On Feb. 8, 1964, she was united in marriage to Michael Kast at St. James Lutheran Church in Shawano. The couple lived in Shawano their entire married life.

Diane had been employed at the Kids Klub at the Shawano Presbyterian Church for several years, a job she truly loved. Diane had to stop working at the Kids Klub to care for her aging mother. Diane was a member of St. James Lutheran Church of Shawano. She enjoyed snowmobiling, camping, water skiing and being outside with her family. She was especially fond of all of her grandchildren. Diane will truly be remembered as the ultimate caregiver.

Diane is survived by her loving husband of nearly 50 years, Mike Kast, of Shawano; three sons, James Kast, Jon Kast (special friend, Dawn) and J.D. (Mary) Kast, all of Shawano; seven grandchildren; five grandchildren; and three brothers, John (Barbara) Meyer, of Cedarburg, Tim (Susan) Blott, of Kodiak, Alaska, and Dan (Jeanine) Blott, of Seattle, Wash. Diane is further survived by several nieces and nephews.

Private family services for Diane Kast have been held. Inurnment will be in the spring at the Woodlawn Cemetery, Shawano.

The family has requested that if you choose to memorialize Diane Kast, donations may be made in her name to St. James Lutheran Church Radio Broadcast.

Schroeder-Mickelson Funeral Service of Shawano is assisting the Kast family with the service arrangements.

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

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Osborne Peter Crowe

Wed, 01/01/2014 - 8:05am

Osborne Peter Crowe, 80, of Neopit, passed away Thursday, Dec. 26, 2013, at the Appleton Medical Center. Osborne was born May 25, 1933, in Keshena, the son of David Crowe and Alice Makimatas.

He is survived by Candy Crowe, Lanette Crowe, Kevin Crowe, Larry Crowe and Richard Crowe, all of Green Bay; Osborne Peter Crowe Jr. (Jerreda) and Angel (Les) Gristeau, both of Keshena; and Daniel “DJ” (Michelle) Smith and John (Jackie) Anwash, both of Blackwell. He is further survived by numerous grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, David and Alice; son, Patrick John; wife, Lois Pemma Crowe; grandson, John Frank Anwash Jr.; brothers, Tom Crowe, Steve Tellen and Tom Kelly; sisters, Jennie Crowe and Opal Tellen; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be held on Saturday, Dec. 28, after 3 p.m. at the Potawatomi Cultural Center, Crandon. Native American services will be on Sunday, Dec. 29, at noon with Spiritual Leader Billy Daniels conducting services. Interment will be at the Potawatomi Tribal Cemetery, Blackwell.

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

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Jolene R. Bowan

Sat, 12/28/2013 - 7:52am

Jolene R. Bowan, 52, of Shawano, passed away Monday, Dec. 23, 2013, at her home surrounded by family and friends. Born on Oct. 26, 1961, in Shawano, she was the daughter of Dorothy (Zimmerman) Bowan and the late Allen L. Bowan.

Jolene lived in Shawano her entire life. She worked as a nurse and established the Bowan Adult Family Home. When not at work, she enjoyed landscaping and collecting angels. She was an active member of the Zion Lutheran Church in Shawano and their quilting sessions.

Jolene is survived by her mother, Dorothy Bowan, of Shawano; two brothers, Jeff (Marlene), of Embarrass, and Tom, of Shawano; dear friends of the family, Jill and Kathy; and her best friend, Diana.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Jan. 3, 2014, at the Zion Lutheran Church in Shawano with the Rev. Gisele Berninghaus officiating. Visitation will be held at the church on Friday from 10 a.m. until the time of the service.

In lieu of flowers and plants, a memorial fund has been established.

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

www.swedbergfuneralhome.com

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Alfred L. Siolka

Sat, 12/28/2013 - 7:51am

Alfred L. Siolka, 85, of Bonduel, passed away on Friday, Dec. 27, 2013.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2013, at the St. Casimir Catholic Church in Krakow. Visitation will be held at the Swedberg-Wendt Funeral Home in Bonduel on Monday from 4-8 p.m. and on Tuesday at the church from 10 a.m. until the time of the services.

Swedberg Funeral Home is assisting the family with the arrangements.

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Roger D. Erdmann

Sat, 12/28/2013 - 7:50am

Roger D. Erdmann, 73, of Shawano, passed away on Friday, Dec. 27, 2013, in Appleton. Born on July 21, 1940, in Milwaukee, he was the son of the late Wilfred and Evelyn (Mueller) Erdmann.

On May 11, 1974, in Berlin, Roger was united in marriage to Dorothy Rutkauskas. Roger had a passion for nature and was an avid outdoorsman, enjoying camping, back-packing, hunting and boating. His love of boating most likely peaked in his younger years while racing hydro-plane boats from coast to coast. His thrill-seeking may also have been fulfilled during his rodeo days, roping cattle while on the quarter horses he adored. Above all, Roger thought the world of his family and showed them his love by teaching his children to water ski and sharing his fondness of nature.

Roger is survived by his wife, Dorothy, of Shawano; his three children, Shelly (Chad) Bildings, of De Pere, Amy Erdmann, of Oshkosh, and William Erdmann, of Oshkosh; a grandson, Brandon; and a brother, Lee (Bobbi) Erdmann, of Berlin.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, Dec. 30, 2013, at the First Presbyterian Church in Shawano with the Rev. Susan Phillips officiating. Visitation will be at the church from 9 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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Opal M. Lohmiller

Sat, 12/28/2013 - 7:49am

Opal M. Lohmiller, 84, of Shawano, passed away peacefully on Thursday evening, Dec. 26, 2013, at the Appleton Medical Center, where she had been a patient for the past 12 days.

Opal was born on Oct. 3, 1929, in Shawano, a daughter of the late Robert and Ella (Huebner) Krueger.

She attended St. James Lutheran Grade School and later Shawano High School, graduating from Shawano High in 1946. Following high school, Opal began her lifelong career in the banking industry.

On June 6, 1953, she was united in marriage to Thomas J. Lohmiller at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Shawano. The couple has lived in Shawano for more than 50 years.

At the time of her retirement in 1994, Opal held the position of vice president of the Citizen State Bank in Shawano.

Opal was a member of St. James Lutheran Church of Shawano. She loved to cook and bake, but her true love was being a great mother, grandmother and a loving wife to her husband.

Left to cherish her memory are her husband, Thomas, of Shawano; three loving children, Tom (Gena) Lohmiller, of Fort Myers, Fla., Tim (Kathy) Lohmiller, of Shawano, and Ann Renee Halverson, of La Crosse; five grandchildren, Tyler (Becky) Lohmiller, Kyle Lohmiller, Haylea, Hayden and Shayna Halverson; two great-grandchildren, Kaylee and Owen Lohmiller. She is further survived by several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by one brother, the Rev. Carl Krueger, and two sisters, Doris Koeller and Inez Druckrey.

Funeral services for Opal Lohmiller will be held on Tuesday, Dec. 31, at 11 a.m. at St. James Lutheran Church of Shawano. Pastor Ted Andrada will officiate. Interment will be in the Sacred Heart Cemetery, Shawano. Relatives and friends may call at St. James Lutheran Church on Tuesday from 10 a.m. until the hour of service.

In lieu of flowers and plants, the family has requested memorials to St. James Lutheran Church in the name of Opal Lohmiller.

Schroeder-Mickelson Funeral Service of Shawano is assisting the family with the service arrangements.

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

“FAMILY”

A family is people who grow together in faith, work together in hope, worship together in love, bear one another’s sorrow, forgive one another’s faults, share one another’s joy, need one another, love one another, support one another, look for God in one another, see God in everyone, live as individuals, are separate, yet one, are joined by God’s presence living in each other.

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Margaret Sousek

Sat, 12/28/2013 - 7:48am

Margaret Sousek, nee Richards, previously of Gresham, passed away on Dec. 25, 2013. She was born on April 11, 1916, the youngest daughter of George and Theresa (Schmidt) Richards, and grew up on the family farm.

On June 6, 1934, she married Victor and they began married life in Leopolis, where Victor worked in the bank while Margaret cared for the family and also provided room and board to local teachers to supplement the family income. Although these were times filled with hard work, she always recalled those early days fondly and maintained her friendships with the teachers who boarded with them for many years afterwards.

Margaret was typical of many women of her generation and stayed at home to care for her family of five children. And, like other wives of that era, she learned many skills, such as bread baking, gardening, canning vegetables and sewing through the local Homemakers Club. Despite the war restrictions on sugar and meat, she still created delicious desserts and hearty casseroles. Many said she was the best cook in Shawano County.

Raising a family during the war was a real test of a person’s resilience and creativity. In today’s world, almost everything needed can be bought somewhere. This was not true for Margaret’s generation. She gardened, canned, sewed and enjoyed every minute of it.

Margaret’s life revolved around her family, friends and community life in Gresham. She enjoyed bridge club, card parties with friends, and dance parties held in the friends’ homes. She was active in the Altar Society at St. Francis Solanus Catholic Church in Gresham and was a member of the Gresham Women’s Club. She was also an avid reader her entire life and considered learning new skills a pleasure.

In later years, she and Victor golfed daily both in the Gresham area and also in Florida, where they spent winters.

Margaret was very proud of her role as a wife, mother and grandmother. We were proud of her, too, and we all will miss her quick wit and the pleasure of her company.

Margaret is survived by her daughter, Judy (Tom) Koslowske, of Orchard Park, N.Y.; her son, Samuel (Diette), of Gresham; her son, Terry (Ann), of New York City; and her son, Scott (Cindy), of Lakeville, Minn. Her grandchildren are Debby Rades, Dan Sousek, Jeff Sousek, Julie Schmidt, Jeff Koslowske, Mark Koslowske, Samuel V. Sousek II, Karalee Sousek, Reid Sousek, Kirkland Sousek, Nathanael Sousek, Elizabeth Sousek and Connie Sousek. Her family also includes great-grandchildren, great-great grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews.

Those who have gone before her are Victor, her husband of 66 years; her son, Leland; her parents, George and Theresa Richards; her brothers, Alfred and Ervin; and her sisters: Alice and Lorraine.

A private service for the family is planned for later, with no prior visitation.

Schroeder-Mickelson Funeral Service of Shawano is assisting the family with the service arrangements.

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

For the last few years, Margaret was a resident of the Cottages on Golden Pond in Shawano. The family would like to thank the staff at the Cottages’ Memory Care unit for their tender, loving care of our Mother. They helped make Margaret’s later years truly golden.

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David H. Klatt

Sat, 12/28/2013 - 7:47am

David H. Klatt, 77, of Cecil, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, Dec. 25, 2013, at St. Vincent Hospital with his family at his side. David was born on Feb. 2, 1936, in Milwaukee. He was the son of the late Ralph and Anita Hale Klatt.

In 1959, David moved to California, where he met and married Alice Hibbard on Dec. 1, 1962, in Riverside, Calif. In 1974, he and his family returned to Wisconsin, where he worked as both a farmer and painter, by trade. Besides spending time with his family, David enjoyed dancing and ice skating. He was also an avid vintage car enthusiast. He enjoyed spending time with his boys at the beach, at a picnic or on a bicycle ride with his wife and sons. Yet, he was never very far from an ice cream shop. More recently, Gramps could be seen attending sporting events for his grandchildren.

David will be remembered and sadly missed by his wife of 51 years, Alice; three sons, Jeffrey (Dawn) Klatt, of De Pere, John (Sarah) Klatt, of Shawano, and Paul (Carilee) Klatt, of Oshkosh; eight grandchildren, Krysta and Alyssa Klatt, Christopher (fiancé Sarah) and Aaron Klatt, Andrew, Ryan, Kirsten and Ethan Klatt; and a sister, Mary (Harold) Sunderland, of Santa Rosa, Calif.

A gathering of family and friends will be held on Sunday, Dec. 29, 2013, at Zastrow Funeral Home in Cecil from 2-4 p.m. A memorial service will be held at 4 p.m. with the Rev. Steven Pockat officiating.

In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund is being established in David’s name.

Zastrow Funeral Home in Cecil is assisting the family.

The family wishes to thank DaVita Dialysis Center in Shawano, St. Vincent Hospital medical and nursing staff, and also De Pere Fire and Rescue, and Police Department.

www.zastrowfuneralhome.com

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Delores M. Meverden

Sat, 12/28/2013 - 7:47am

Delores M. Meverden, 79, of the town of Wescott, passed away Thursday, Dec. 26, 2013, at her home surrounded by her loving family. Born on March 7, 1934, in Shawano, she was the daughter of the late Otto F. and Hulda (Bohm) Lohrengel.

Delores lived her entire life in the Shawano area, where she worked at Mehlberg’s Bakery, A&P Grocery Store and Ace Farm & Home. On Nov. 29, 1952, she was united in marriage to Jerome Meverden in Shawano. Delores was a member of the St. James Lutheran Church, where she served on the Altar Guild and did quilting at church. In her free time, she enjoyed making rag rugs, quilting, sewing, crocheting and snowmobiling.

Delores is survived by her three daughters, Kris Kitzinger, of Shawano, Justine (Willie) Willner, of Waupaca, and Meri (Stuart) Marotz, of Shawano; six grandchildren, Jana (Chris) Kitzinger, Andrea (Shawn) Temple, Amanda (Brad) Felckowski, Sara (Tom) Raether, Hailey (Shawn) Marotz and Megan Marotz; and six great-grandchildren, James, Lily, Bridgette, Mallory, Alexa and Miya. Delores is further survived by two sisters, Lorraine (Harland) Zehren, of Bonduel, and Kathy (Al) Tomashek, of Shawano; two brothers, Kenneth (Betty) Lohrengel, of Shawano, and Arthur (Rita) Lohrengel, of Green Bay; and two sisters-in-law, Jeanne Lohrengel and Janet Bohm.

Delores was preceded in death by her husband, Jerome, on Feb. 12, 2005; her parents; and two brothers, Robert Lohrengel and Orvis Bohm.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, Dec. 30, 2013, at St. James Lutheran Church in Shawano with the Rev. Ted Andrada officiating. Burial will be in the Lake Drive Cemetery in the town of Wescott. Visitation will be held at the Swedberg Funeral Home in Shawano on Sunday from 4-7 p.m. and at the church on Monday from 10 a.m. until the time of the service.

The family would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to Delores’ sisters-in-law, Betty and Jeanne, as well as the caregivers at ThedaCare Home Hospice, Julie, Ruth, Bobbi Jo, Marilyn and Erin for the wonderful care given to Delores and her entire family.

www.swedbergfuneralhome.com

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Joseph A. Warrington

Sat, 12/28/2013 - 7:46am

Joseph A. Warrington, 79, of Keshena, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 25, 2013, at a local nursing home. Born on Aug. 23, 1934, in Keshena, he was the son of the late Benjamin and Mary (Boivin) Warrington Sr.

After graduating from high school, Joseph enlisted with the United States Army and proudly served his country during the Korean War. He was honorably discharged on March 19, 1962, after more than nine years of service. On Nov. 22, 1969, he was united in marriage to Loretta Mae Davis in Gresham. She preceded him in death on May 10, 1984. Joseph worked at various places throughout his life, including for the Menominee County Sheriff’s Department, logging for Gordon Dickie Sr., for the Menominee County Highway Department, at the Boivin’s Store, at Menominee Tribal Enterprise and at the Menominee Casino and Bingo Hall. Joseph later married Janet Heath, who also preceded him in death. Joseph was a member of the St. Michael’s Catholic Church in Keshena as well as the Veterans of the Menominee Nation, Menominee American Legion Post 497 and the VFW.

Joseph is survived by four daughters, Melinda (Wayne Kohel) Davis, Delores “Bozo” (Millie Murphy) Warrington, Regina Warrington and Renita Wilber, all of Keshena; a son, Lawrence “Larry” (Wendy) Warrington, of Keshena; stepsons, Scott Penass, Jeff and Leon Heath; 17 grandchildren, Teanna, Dean, Darus, Caprice, Jase, Katie Jo, Brandon, Kyra, Tony, Desirae, Dana, Matt, Rickie, Sylvia, Jayden, Delilah, Kaiden; a brother, Benjamin “Ben” (Betty) Warrington, of Keshena; a sister, Marcia Hause, of Flat Rock, Mich.; and numerous other relatives and friends.

Joseph was preceded in death by his first wife and love of his life, Loretta “Mae” Warrington; his second wife, Janet “Ann” Warrington; his father, Benjamin Warrington Sr.; his mother, Mary; and stepfather, Jesse Brooks.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 28, 2013, at St. Michael’s Catholic Church in Keshena with the Rev. David McElroy, O Praem, officiating. Military rites will be conducted by the Veterans of the Menominee Nation at the church following the service. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Visitation is being held at the Renita Wilber residence, W1861 Broken Bow Road, Keshena, from 4 p.m. Thursday until the procession leaves for the church on Saturday. A parish wake service will be held at the residence at 7 p.m. Friday.

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

www.swedbergfuneralhome.com

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Margaret A. Sousek

Fri, 12/27/2013 - 7:49am

Margaret A. Sousek, nee Richards, 97, formerly of Gresham, passed away Wednesday morning, Dec. 25, 2013, in Shawano.

Funeral service arrangements are pending and will be announced Saturday.

Schroeder-Mickelson Funeral Service of Shawano is assisting the family with the service arrangements.

www.schroedermickelsonfuneralservice.com

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Eugene O. Wolf

Fri, 12/27/2013 - 7:48am

Eugene O. Wolf, 77, of Shawano, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 24, 2013, at St. Vincent Hospital in Green Bay. Born on Oct. 12, 1936, in Milwaukee, he was the son of the late Henry and Emma (Sobieski) Wolf.

After graduating from high school, Eugene enlisted with the United States Reserves. On Feb. 7, 1959, he was united in marriage to Norma Elaine Meyer. Eugene worked for many years at the Neenah Foundry. He later purchased a tavern in New London that he owned and operated for several years. Eugene loved bartending and socializing with the patrons at his own bar as well as the many other establishments he worked at throughout his life.

Eugene is survived by his former wife, Norma Elaine Wolf; a daughter, Cindy (John) Schneider, of Shawano; two sons, Mike (Marion) Wolf, of Appleton, and Steve (Stacey) Wolf, of New London; six grandchildren, Aaron and Abby Schmallenberg, Alex and Taylor Wolf, Ryan and Kyle Wolf; and two great-grandchildren, Austin and Emma Schmallenberg.

Eugene was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers.

A private family service will be held at a later date. The Swedberg Funeral Home in Shawano is assisting the family with the arrangements.

The family would like to extend many thanks to all the wonderful staff at the Devita Dialysis Center in Shawano.

www.swedbergfuneralhome.com

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