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Anita R. Stake

Wed, 04/15/2015 - 7:21am

Anita R. Stake, 90, of Shawano, passed away unexpectedly at her home on Saturday, April 11, 2015.

Anita was born on Sept. 15, 1924, in the Township of Maple Creek, Outagamie County, as the daughter of the late Gustave and Edith (Mansfield) Affeldt.

Anita grew up on her family’s farm in Maple Creek, where she attended Maple Corners Grade School. She was united in marriage on Sept. 15, 1945, to Omar Stake at the Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Hortonville. After marriage, the couple farmed in rural New London until 1973 when they retired and moved to the Cloverleaf Lakes in the Township of Belle Plaine, Shawano County. During this time, Anita began working for Pine Manor Health Care Center in Embarrass and later at Maple Lane Health Care Center in Belle Plaine.

Omar preceded his wife in death on Aug. 20, 1992. Anita then moved from the lakes to Shawano, where she was a faithful member of Divine Savior Lutheran Church. She loved spending time with Omar in the outdoors hunting and fishing. Anita also enjoyed crossword and word search puzzles, watching sports on television, and even an occasional trip to the casino.

Survivors include her sister, Ada Chase, Oshkosh; brother, Arnie Dalum, Kimberly; and numerous nieces, nephews and friends.

Anita was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Omar; three brothers, Art, Alton and Alvin Affeldt; and three sisters, Alice Hamilton, Arbutus Zitske and Ardys Christensen.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday, April 15, 2015, at 11 a.m. at the Eberhardt-Stevenson Funeral Home & Crematory in Clintonville with the Rev. Paul Kuehn officiating. Interment will be at Graceland Cemetery in Clintonville.

Friends may call at the funeral home on Wednesday from 10 a.m. until the time of the service.

www.eberhardtstevenson.com.

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Neil Hoffman

Wed, 04/15/2015 - 7:20am

Neil Hoffman, 80, Green Bay, passed away April 12, 2015, with his wife by his side. Born on Sept. 28, 1934, he was the son of the late Charles and Mabel Hoffman.

Neil graduated from Gresham High School. He was an over-the-road truck driver and was an owner/operator. Neil finished his career with V/S Midwest carriers but worked for numerous companies over his 50-year career. He married Mary Schleis on June 29, 2003, and was married by the Rev. Dane Radecki, O. Praem, a close family friend.

Neil enjoyed NASCAR racing, hunting, fishing and traveling. He had numerous best friends who happened to be four legged. Neil will be joined by Rocky and Buffy and will be especially missed by Coco and Jack.

Neil is survived by his wife, Mary; his former wife, Shirley (Schreiber) Hoffman, and their seven children, Terry, Denise, Dennis, Donna, Curtis, David and Jodi;17 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; and one brother, Marshall (Jackie) Hoffman.

He was preceded in death by his parents, grandchildren, aunts and uncles, many other relatives and friends.

Visitation will be at Malcore East Funeral Home, 701 N. Baird St., Green Bay, Wednesday, April 15, from 4-8 p.m. A memorial service will begin at 7 p.m. with the Rev. Dane Radecki, O. Praem, officiating.

Mary would like to thank friends, co-workers, relatives and Green Bay Fire and Rescue for their support and friendship over his extended illness.

Please visit www.malcorefuneralhome.com to express condolences.

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George J. Vellella

Wed, 04/15/2015 - 7:19am

George Joseph Vellella, 84, of Shawano, passed away on Friday, April 10, 2015, at the Shawano Medical Center while surrounded by his loving family. He was born on April 4, 1931, in Cleveland, Ohio, the son of the late George and Vicenza “Jennie” (Asta) Vellella.

George was a loving father, grandfather and great-grandfather who served as a wonderful role model and support to his six boys. Anyone who has ever met George remembers his boisterous, welcoming voice and his even bigger smile – a real gentle giant. He enjoyed reading, fishing, Packers football, playing cards and spending time with his family. As a retired captain in the U.S. Naval Reserves, he rarely missed the annual Army/Navy football game to renew an ongoing rivalry with his brother Frank – a retired colonel in the U.S. Army.

As the Marinette city engineer, George combined engineering skills with a passion for fishing, designing the fish-walk that now crosses the Menominee River in Marinette.

George was preceded in death by Ann, his loving wife of 55 years; infant son, Jon; and brother, Frank.

George is survived by his six sons, George (Susan) Vellella Jr., of Edgerton, Steven Vellella, of Neenah, Mark (Ann) Vellella, of Bath, Maine, Robert (Carrie) Vellella, of Woodbury, Minnesota, Christopher (Gail) Vellella, of Tamms, Illinois, and Paul (Christie) Vellella, of Normal, Illinois; nine grandchildren, Trent (Grace), George (Theresa), Tara, Matt, Joe, Paul, Christian, Quentin and Alyssa (Sunny); and seven great-grandchildren, Brandon, Lily, Lainey, Jimmy, Julia, Sidney and Gabi.

There will be a memorial service planned for this summer. Once determined, the date and time of the memorial service may be found at www.swedbergfuneralhome.com as well as in the Swedberg Funeral Home service box in The Shawano Leader.

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Ruth E. Braun

Wed, 04/15/2015 - 7:18am

Ruth Emily Braun, 94, formerly of Clintonville, passed away on April 10, 2015, at Birch Hill Care Center in Shawano.

Ruth was born on Jan. 28, 1921, in Oshkosh, daughter of the late Emil and Adelia (Golz) Gauger. She attended the Jefferson School in Oshkosh. She then left school to care for an aunt who was ill. She then worked at the Neuberger Company in Oshkosh for 11 years. On April 18, 1953, she was united in marriage to Norman Braun at Peace Lutheran Church in Oshkosh. Following their marriage, the couple moved to the farm near Clintonville.

Ruth was a faithful member of St. Martin Lutheran Church in Clintonville. She enjoyed doing crossword puzzles, playing cards and reading the books the library friends brought to her from the Clintonville Public Library.

There were no children, and she is survived by sister-in-laws Betty Krueger, Clintonville, and Maxine (Henry) Berner, Shawano; cousin Jim Golz, Wausau; niece Mindy Braun, Holmen; nephews Mark Braun, Shawano, David (Kathy) Braun, Seattle, Daniel (Kathy) Braun, Shawano, Stephen (Kate) Krueger, Clintonville, David (Lorri) Krueger, Marion, Michael (Mary Jo) Krueger, Clintonville, and Robert (Donna) Krueger, Clintonville.

Ruth was preceded in death by her parents, a sister at birth, and her husband, Norman Braun.

Funeral services were held at 11:30 a.m. Monday, April 13, 2015, at St. Martin Lutheran Church, Clintonville, with the Rev. Christian Burg officiating. Friends called at the church on Monday from 9:30 a.m. until the time of the service. Interment took place at St. Martin Cemetery, town of Larrabee.

Memorials are preferred to St. Martin Lutheran School, Clintonville.

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

An online guestbook is available at eberhardtstevenson.com.

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Beverly J. Caulfield

Mon, 04/13/2015 - 11:25am

Beverly Jane (Hewitt) Caulfield, 80, of Shawano, formerly of Chicago, passed away on April 11, 2015, in Shawano.

Beverly was the beloved wife of Roy Caulfield, C.F.D.; loving mother of Dave, C.P.D., (Sandy), Dan, C.F.D, (Monica), Paul (Jose), Julie (Mike, C.F.D) Nisivaco, Andy (Sally), Pat (Stephanie); proud grandmother of Robert, Steve, Pam, Kim, Matt, Jake, Jack, Laura, Colleen, Daniel, Ryan and Rachel; and great-grandmother of Abigail and Maeve. She is also survived by a sister-in-law, Sister Alice Caulfield, BVM.

Beverly was a wonderful mom and caretaker extraordinaire. She was selfless in all she did. Dedicated to helping others, Beverly loved her work with the Lionesses as well as with hospice. She lived a full and wonderful life that included raising six children. She belonged to book club and loved her New York crossword puzzles. Beverly loved following the lives of her children and grandchildren and was the chief cook and bottle washer for many family weekends by the lake.

A funeral service for Beverly will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, April 15, 2015, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Shawano with the Rev. David Barrett officiating. Visitation will be held at the Swedberg Funeral Home in Shawano on Tuesday from 4-8 p.m. and again at the church on Wednesday from 10 a.m. until the time of the service.

In lieu of flowers, Beverly’s family asks that memorials be directed to any hospice organization.

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Ruth Emily Braun

Sun, 04/12/2015 - 9:38am

Ruth Emily Braun, 94, formerly of Clintonville, passed away on April 10, 2015, at Birch Hill Care Center in Shawano.

Ruth was born on Jan. 28, 1921 in Oshkosh, daughter of the late Emil and Adelia (Golz) Gauger. She attended the Jefferson School in Oshkosh. She then left school to care for an aunt who was ill. She then worked at the Neuberger Company in Oshkosh for 11 years. On April 18, 1953, she was united in marriage to Norman Braun at Peace Lutheran Church in Oshkosh. Following their marriage, the couple moved to the farm near Clintonville.

Ruth was a faithful member of St. Martins Lutheran Church in Clintonville. She enjoyed doing crossword puzzles, playing cards and reading the books the library friends brought to her from the Clintonville Public Library.

There were no children, and she is survived by sister-in-laws Betty Krueger, Clintonville, and Maxine (Henry) Berner, Shawano; cousin Jim Golz, Wausau; niece Mindy Braun, Holmen; nephews Mark Braun, Shawano, David (Kathy) Braun, Seattle, Daniel (Kathy) Braun, Shawano, Stephen (Kate) Krueger, Clintonville, David (Lorri) Krueger, Marion, Michael (Mary Jo) Krueger, Clintonville, and Robert (Donna) Krueger, Clintonville.

Ruth was preceded in death by her parents, a sister at birth, and her husband, Norman Braun.

Funeral services will be held at 11:30 a.m. Monday, April 13, 2015, at St. Martin Lutheran Church, Clintonville, with the Rev. Christian Burg officiating. Friends may call at the church on Monday from 9:30 a.m. until the time of the service. Interment will take place at St. Martin Cemetery, town of Larrabee.

Memorials are preferred to St. Martin Lutheran School, Clintonville.

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

An online guestbook is available at eberhardtstevenson.com.

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Lois Ann Barry

Sun, 04/12/2015 - 9:33am

Lois Ann Barry, 81, of Shawano, died on Friday, April 10, 2015.

Born on July 17, 1933, in Madison, Lois was the daughter of the late Tester and Lillian (Gilbertson) Bakken.

Lois was united in marriage to Glen A. “Jack” Barry on June 23, 1955, in Madison. The couple moved to Shawano in 1962. Lois enjoyed golfing, bowling, downhill skiing, gardening and playing bridge with friends. As a member of the St. James Lutheran Church in Shawano, Lois was active with the Stephen Ministries. She was a wonderful wife, mother, grandmother, sister and friend, and will be dearly missed by those who knew and loved her.

Lois is survived by her husband of nearly 60 years, Jack, of Shawano; four children, Betsy (Jim ) Audetat, of Shawano, Tom (Patti) Barry, of Green Bay, Michael (Crystal) Barry, of Franklin, Jack (Joanne) Barry, of New Zealand; eight grandchildren, Stephanie (fiancé Mike Marvel) Schutt, Brandon Schutt, Maxwell Barry, Brigette Barry, Amanda Barry, Brooke Barry and Cassandra Barry, J.D. Barry; two stepgrandsons, Scott Audetat and Todd (Heather) Audetat; two great-stepgrandchildren, Parker and Kylie Audetat; and her sister, Phyllis Parisi, of Colorado.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, April 14, 2015, at St. James Lutheran Church in Shawano with the Rev. Ted Andrada officiating. 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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Lois A. Barry

Fri, 04/10/2015 - 11:34pm

Lois A. Barry, 81, of Shawano, passed away on Friday, April 10, 2015, in Shawano.

Arrangements are pending with Swedberg Funeral Home in Shawano.

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Charles E. Massey

Fri, 04/10/2015 - 11:34pm

Charles Elroy “Chuck” Massey, 59, began his journey to the spirit world on Tuesday, April 7, 2015, with his mother by his side at home in Keshena.

Chuck was born July 26, 1955, in Keshena to Joan (nee Blumreich) Massey and the late William H. Massey. Chuck spent his early years, on the Menominee Reservation, Milwaukee, Spruce and Greenleaf, Mississippi.

In 1967, he and his brother Butch moved to Mississippi to live with their father. Chuck graduated from Independence High School in Mississippi in 1972 and earned a degree in tool and dye making from Northwest Community College in Mississippi in 1974. He worked for International Harvester as well as a conductor for the Illinois Central Railroad until retiring in 2000.

After retirement, Chuck split his time between living in both Greenleaf, Mississippi, and Keshena. He was very proud of his two daughters, Samantha Arrants, Doctor of Pharmacy, a pharmacist in New Bern, North Carolina, and Rachel Massey, a special education teacher for DeSoto County School District in Hernando, Mississippi.

Chuck was very proud of his Menominee heritage and loved learning about the old ways, participating in sweats, and in AA meetings. He had a passion for collecting hats; many came as gifts from his friends and family. An outdoorsmen, he enjoyed hunting, fishing and riding in the woods. As a railroad man, he loved telling stories of riding the rails.

Chuck was loving, talkative and opinionated, and made friends wherever he went. Memories of Chuck will live in legend for years to come with those who loved him.

Chuck is survived by his daughters, Rachel and Sam; his mother, Joan Lord, of Keshena; his brother, William H. “Butch” (Lucy) Massey, of Laws Hill, Mississippi; his two sisters, Karen M. Jones, of Kenosha, and Anna M. “Annie” (Tim) Jones, of Burlington. He is further survived by his nephews, Todd, Troy, Jason and Heath, and his nieces, Jamie, Tammy and Lauren.

He was preceded in death by his father.

A memorial service will be held for Chuck at the Greenleaf United Methodist Church in Mississippi at 6 p.m. Monday, April 13, 2015. Visitation will be held at the church on Monday from 5 p.m. until the time of the service.

Swedberg Funeral Home is assisting the family with the arrangements.

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Bruce W. Beyer

Fri, 04/10/2015 - 7:41am

Bruce Wayne Beyer, 61, of Shawano, passed away Easter morning, April 5, 2015. He was born Oct. 31, 1953, in Appleton, to Arnold and Gladys (Wisniewski) Beyer.

Shortly after graduating from Hortonville High School, Bruce served his country in the U.S. Marine Corps as a data programmer, from 1972-1974. Bruce was a skilled carpenter and worked in the construction trades most of his life. He liked to spend time outdoors, especially hunting, fishing, and boating. He was an avid Packers and Badgers fan.

Bruce had a lasting impact on everyone who had the privilege of meeting him. He left an imprint on every heart, and our lives are forevermore blessed just to have known him. He was very special to all and will be greatly missed by his family and friends.

Bruce is survived by his parents; four brothers, Steve, of Shawano, David, of Crivitz, Alan, of Eau Claire, and Doug, of Manitowoc; and three sisters; Sandra Lyle, Janet Brown and Kathy Day, all of Juneau, Alaska.

A future memorial service and celebration of Bruce’s life will be announced.

O’Connell Funeral Home, 1776 E. Main St., Little Chute, is assisting the family.

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Michelle Syndergaard Buettner

Thu, 04/09/2015 - 7:37am

Michelle Syndergaard Buettner, of Shawano, passed away on Thursday, April 2, 2015, in Madison.

Michelle was born in Ames, Iowa, on Sept. 15, 1961, to John and Nancy (Olson) Syndergaard. She was united in marriage to Kurt Buettner on Jan. 22, 1994. Michelle graduated from Shawano High School and the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay. Michelle taught school at the Menominee Indian School District for many years. Even under the most difficult of circumstances of her illness, she refused to be anything but optimistic. Her students had a great impact on her life, as she did on theirs.

Michelle is survived by her children, Erika, Andrew, Anthony and Alex; her stepchildren, Danielle Buettner and Dustin Buettner; and her grandsons, Quintin and Josiah. She is further survived by her parents, John and Nancy Syndergaard, of Shawano; her brother and sister-in-law, Jon and Barbara Syndergaard, of Pulaski; her sister and brother-in-law, Mary and Joel Bowles, of Albertville, Minnesota; and her niece and nephews, Jacob and Dana Syndergaard, and Ian, Dane and Finn Bowles.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Kurt, on Nov. 29, 2013, and her grandparents.

A time to remember and celebrate the life of Michelle will take place on Saturday, April 25, 2015, at Zion Lutheran Church in Shawano. Visitation will begin at 9 a.m. with a memorial service to follow at 11 a.m. Pastor Keith Swanson will officiate.

In lieu of flowers, memorials will be established in Michelle’s name.

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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Veronica A. Kasper Lewis

Thu, 04/09/2015 - 7:36am

Veronica Ann (Owen) Kasper Lewis, 91, of Clintonville, passed away on April 6, 2015, in Shawano. She was born on April 15, 1923, in Shawano, the daughter of the late Elmer and Lelah (Meverden) Owen.

Veronica was united in marriage to August Kasper in Shawano. They moved to Illinois, and he preceded her in death in 1957. She was united in marriage to William Lewis in Illinois, and he preceded her in death 1989. She then returned to Shawano and was a member of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church, the VFW Auxiliary and enjoyed playing Bingo.

Veronica is survived by her four sons, Tom (Anita) Kasper, of Gordon, Doug Kasper, of Illinois, James Kasper, of Clintonville, and Tony (Dena) Kasper, of Illinois, as well as several grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. She is further survived by her brothers and sisters, Mildred Antos, of Embarrass, Mary Rizzo, of Arizona, Delbert (Norma) Owen, of Clintonville, and Naomi (Ronald) Yokes, of Wisconsin.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, August Kasper, in 1957; her second husband, in 1989; two daughters, Carolyn Kasper and Patricia Kasper Rozhon; as well as 12 brothers and sisters.

Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 11, 2015, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church with the Rev. Luke Ferris officiating. Visitation will be held at the church on Saturday from 10 a.m. until the time of services.

Swedberg Funeral home is assisting the family with the arrangements.

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Larry L. Schroeder

Wed, 04/08/2015 - 7:35am

Larry Lee Schroeder, 68, of Milton, died at his home on Wednesday, April 1, 2015. He was born on April 7, 1946, in Shawano, the son of Marvin and Virginia (Wruck) Schroeder.

Larry would marry Candace deVeau on June 4, 1966, in Whitewater. Larry owned his own CPA business in Arlington Heights and Rolling Meadows, Illinois, for 25 years after graduating from the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater. He had a love of boats and owned one before he even had a driver’s license. His mother had to transport it to the water.

Larry is survived by his wife, Candace Schroeder, of Milton; children, Laurie (Dave) Konle, of Wauwatosa, Scott (Michelle) Schroeder, of Fort Atkinson, and Sherri Schroeder, of Orange Park, Florida; grandchildren, Matthew and Michael Konle, Chase and Katelyn Schroeder, Jake and Megan Kerkering; sister, Marge (Gerald) Oberle; niece, Kori Oberle; nephews, Brian and Wade Oberle; sister-in-law, Karen (Michael) Smith, Cedarburg; nephews, Brice and Shaun Smith; and aunt, Beverly (Richard) Gipp, Shawano.

He was preceded in death by his parents and nephew, Jeffrey Oberle.

A celebration of life will be held on Wednesday, April 8, 2015, from 4-6 p.m. at The Gathering Place, 715 Campus St., Milton.

In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to The Gathering Place.

Albrecht Funeral Homes & Cremation Services, 828 S. Janesville St., Milton, are assisting the family with arrangements.

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Veronica A. Kasper Lewis

Wed, 04/08/2015 - 7:34am

Veronica Ann (Owen) Kasper Lewis, 91, of Clintonville, passed away on April 6, 2015, in Shawano.

Arrangements are pending with Swedberg Funeral Home in Shawano.

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Jean E. Koth

Wed, 04/08/2015 - 7:33am

Jean Ellen Koth, 85, of Shawano, passed away on Sunday, April 5, 2015, in Shawano.

Jean was born on Sept. 7, 1929, in Tomahawk. She was a graduate of Tomahawk High School. On Sept. 4, 1948, Jean was united in marriage to Oscar E. Koth. The couple relocated often due to Oscar being in the military for 20 years before they returned to Tomahawk and then moved to Shawano in 1970. She was the secretary in the Shawano County Nursing Office, BEJA Temple in Green Bay and at the Shawano Methodist Church until retirement.

Jean was a member of the United Methodist Church in Shawano, the BEJA Ladies, and a member and past matron of the Order of the Eastern Star.

Jean is survived by her children, Kristine (Don) Heidewald, of Crivitz, Trudy Jo (Bruce) Knuepfer, of Green Bay, Edwina Koth, of Gresham, Pamela (Jake Ludvigsen) Pociask and Kurt (Karen) Koth, of Shawano; 11 grandchildren, Chad, Cassandra, Matthew, David, Tracy, Brooke, Aarron, Hunter, Forrest, Jonathan and Alex; and 12 great-grandchildren, Kaden, Madison, Madelyn, CJ, Asha, Chella, Samantha, Brandon, Meadow, Kaley, Aidan and Jennifer.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Oscar, in 1992; her daughter, Kelly Jean Bahrke; and her parents, John and Vera (Harris) Jacobson.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 11, 2015, at the Swedberg Funeral Home with the Rev. Loretta Waegli officiating, with burial in the Woodlawn Cemetery. Visitation will be held on Friday, April 10, 2015, at the funeral home from 4-8 p.m. and again on Saturday from 10 a.m. until the time of the service. An Eastern Star Service will be held at 7 p.m. Friday, April 10, 2015.

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Mary F. Barton

Wed, 04/08/2015 - 7:32am

Mary F. (DeBruyne) Barton, 94, of Shawano, formerly of Chicago, passed away on Monday, April 6, 2015, in Shawano. She was born on Aug. 5, 1920, in Chicago.

Mary loved to dance and met her future husband, Bernard J. Barton, at the Aragon Ballroom. They were united in marriage on May 5, 1951, in Chicago, and he preceded her in death in 1988. She was a wonderful woman with a great laugh. She was never angered or raised her voice. Mary also enjoyed playing pinochle. She will be missed by those that knew her.

Mary is survived by her niece, Phyllis Glocke, of Shawano; her great-niece, Kelly (Michael) Melone, of Shawano; her great-nephew, Shawn Butcher, of Green Bay; as well as three great-great-nieces, Kristen, Jamie and Akira.

A private family service will be held. Burial will be in the Mary Hill Catholic Cemetery in Niles, Illinois.

Swedberg Funeral Home is assisting the family with the arrangements.

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Michelle M. Kallin

Wed, 04/08/2015 - 7:32am

Michelle Marie Kallin, 58, of the town of Red Springs, passed away suddenly on Sunday, April 5, 2015, at her home.

Michelle was born July 30, 1956, in Shawano, a daughter of William and Marion (Knoke) Moede. She attended the Neenah schools. On Dec. 6, 1974, she was united in marriage to Ken Kallin in Neenah. Following their marriage the couple lived in Menasha until 1977, when they moved to the Gresham area. Michelle had been a homemaker and mother. Michelle was then employed as a certified nursing assistant at Heartland Health Care Center in Shawano from 2001-2011. Michelle enjoyed her grandkids, sewing and spending time with her family.

Survivors include her husband, Ken, of the town of Red Springs; her son, Ken Jr. (Lucille) Kallin, of Shawano; her daughter, Ashley Kallin, of Bowler; two grandchildren, Adam and Seqouia Kallin; her parents, William and Marion Moede, of Gresham; her brothers and sisters, William Jeffrey (Mary) Moede, of Darboy, Lori Burr, of Neenah, Steven Moede, of Neenah, Kay (Jeff) Hansen, of Weston, Lisa (Rick) Prellwitz, of Neenah, and Jason (Lona) Moede, of Neenah; and many nieces and nephews.

Michelle was preceded in death by her sister, Christy Moede, in 1964.

In keeping with Michelle’s wishes there will be no public visitation or funeral services.

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

Online condolences are available at www.mickelsonfs.com.

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Martha Buce

Sat, 04/04/2015 - 7:50am

Martha Buce, 71, of Burkburnett, Texas, received her angel wings on Tuesday, March 31, 2015.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 4, 2015, in the chapel of Owens & Brumley Funeral Home with the Rev. Bobby Scott, officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of Owens & Brumley Funeral Home of Burkburnett.

Martha was born on Feb. 14, 1944, in Wichita Falls, Texas. She was a graduate of Gresham High School in 1962. She lived many years married to a cowboy while raising their children. She later was united in marriage on Sept. 16, 1983, to Larry Buce. They enjoyed traveling and making magnetic jewelry.

Martha was preceded in death by her parents, Robert Kurszewski and Kitty Horseley; her sisters, Linda Kurszewski and Nancy Brittain; her son, Casey Tedford; and her great-granddaughter, Harper Marie Nettles.

She is survived by her children, Lisa Nettles, of Wisconsin, Joe Tedford, of Snyder, Texas, Julie Tedford of Odessa, Texas, and Mark Tedford (Hope Lemieux), of Wisconsin; her grandchildren, Chrystal (James) Cowden, Ricky Nettles Jr. (Staci Reinert), Charla Stish (Dustin), Casey Nettles, Larry Moede Jr. and Gage Moede, all of Wisconsin, and Cole Tedford, of Odessa; and her great-grandchildren, Jacey and Cooper Cowden, and was excitedly awaiting the arrival of the Stish twins this summer.

The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Friday, April 3, 2015, at Owens & Brumley Funeral Home of Burkburnett.

Condolences may be sent to the family at www.owensandbrumley.com.

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Michelle S. Syndergaard-Buettner

Sat, 04/04/2015 - 7:50am

Michelle S. Syndergaard-Buettner, 53, of Shawano, found peace on Thursday afternoon, April 2, 2015, at the Select Specialty Hospital in Madison.

Funeral service arrangements are currently pending and will be announced next week.

Mickelson Funeral and Cremation Service of Shawano is assisting her family with the service arrangements.

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

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Robert A. Jahnke

Sat, 04/04/2015 - 7:49am

Robert A. Jahnke, 75, of Marion, passed away Wednesday, April 1, 2015, at St. Joseph Residence, New London.

Robert Alvin Jahnke was born on June 13, 1939, in Milwaukee to Alvin and Birdell (Lohr) Jahnke. After graduating from South Pulaski High School in 1957, he entered the U.S. Navy. Bob served in the Navy until 1959 and then went on to the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee for general courses and then to Police academy school in Milwaukee, graduating in 1964. He was united in marriage on Jan. 27, 1962, to Yvonne R. Freeland in Milwaukee.

Bob began his career as a police officer in Whitefish Bay, working there for his first four years. The couple moved to Marion in 1968 and he started with the Marion Police Department. Bob proudly served the city of Marion for more than 30 years and during this time was police chief for a large part of it, retiring in 2001.

To keep busy during his spare time, Bob also installed carpet for countless people in homes in the Marion area. He was an active member of St. John’s Lutheran Church, volunteered as a Marion Lions Club member and was involved with the Waupaca County Police Chief Association. Bob liked hunting, fishing, and being outdoors whenever possible. He especially enjoyed hunting for deer, rabbits and birds, and he even raised beagles to help with rabbit hunting. His other passion was fishing, whether it was for bass, trout or anything else that he could catch from his canoe.

Bob will be remembered most as a devoted husband, a wonderful father and grandfather who loved to spend time with his family and friends.

Survivors include his wife of 53 years, Yvonne; three sons, Rick (Debbie) Jahnke, of Marion, Randy (Suzanne) Jahnke, of Plainfield, Illinois, and Robert (Vickie) Jahnke, of North Fond du Lac; and nine grandchildren, Joel, Nicole “Nikki,” Tyler, Kayla, Allie, Jessica, Brandon, Brittany and Brian. There are two sisters, Marian Drake, of Port St. Lucie, Florida, and Lois Howerton, of West Palm Beach, Florida. He is further survived by a brother-in-law, Robert Turnquist, of Germantown, and many other relatives and friends.

Bob was preceded in death by his parents; a daughter-in-law, Jennifer; a sister, Karen Turnquist; and two brothers-in-law, Lew Drake and Bill Howerton.

A memorial service will be held on Monday, April 6, at 4 p.m. at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 318 E. Garfield Ave., Marion. The Rev. Bradley Dokken will officiate, and inurnment will be at a later date at Greenleaf Cemetery, Marion. Military honors will be provided by members of American Legion Post 198 of Marion. Friends may call on Monday from 2 p.m. until time of service at the church.

The Beil-Didier Funeral Home, Marion, is assisting the family.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to St. John’s Lutheran Church Roof Fund or to the Marion Pond Association.

The family wishes to thank all the nurses and staff at St. Joseph Residence for the excellent care and compassion given to Bob during his stay there.

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