Obituaries - 2012
Mary Rae Micke
Mary Rae Micke, age 61, of N9230 Cemetery Rd. Brillion died on Sunday, September 2, 2012, at her home. She was born on September 10, 1950, in Appleton, daughter of the late Raymond and Doris (Knoke) Witter. On August 19, 1972, she married Don Micke in Appleton. Mary taught in several schools in the area and from 2000 through 2011 was a Library Media Specialist at Xavier High School. Mary was a member of Holy Family Parish in Brillion. Survivors include her husband Don, 2 sons, Mike (Sara) Micke, Dan Micke and special friend Amy, all of Brillion, three grandchildren Matthew, Kaitlin, and Eli, a sister Cathy (Jeff) Hofkens of Neenah, a cousin James Buckley and other relatives and friends. Mary was preceded in death by her parents, a grandson Ryne Spindler, and her father-in-law and mother-in-law Raymond W. and Rosella Micke. Mass of Christian burial will be held at 11 00 a.m. on Friday, September 7, 2012 at Holy Family Catholic Church, 1100 W. Ryan St. Brillion. The Rev. Timothy Brandt will officiate. Burial will be in St. Francis Cemetery in Hollandtown. Friends may call at the church on Thursday from 5 00-8 00 p.m., and then again on Friday from 9 30- 10 45 a.m. with Mass to follow at 11 00 a.m. There will be a parish prayer service at 8 00 p.m. Thursday. In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund has been established in Mary’s name.
Marcella (Ebenhoe) Bornemann
Marcella M. (Ebenhoe) Bornemann, age 93, of Green Bay, found peace while surrounded by her children Saturday evening, Sept. 8, 2012, at a Green Bay hospital. Born on May 9, 1919, in Brillion, she was the daughter of the late Wenzel and Agnes (Kocourek) Ebenhoe. Marcella was a graduate of Brillion High School, class of 1937. She married Lawrence “Larry” Bornemann on July 1, 1939. In their early years together, they were cheese makers throughout eastern Wisconsin. Larry preceded her in death on Feb. 7, 1972. Marcella enjoyed her many years of service at Rollie’s Southside Market in Two Rivers until her retirement. Since 1986, she has made her home in Green Bay. Marcella enjoyed sewing, embroidering, quilting and selling her items at craft shows with her daughters. She will be remembered for her devotion to the Catholic faith, love for her family, and especially the many family gatherings. Marcella is survived by eight children and their spouses Charles L. (Kathleen) Bornemann of Green Bay, Elizabeth J. DeKeyser of Green Bay, William J. (Betty) Bornemann of Green Bay, Elaine (Gregory) Amato of Green Bay, Kenneth R. (Rebecca) Bornemann of Menchalville, Robert C. (Anita) Bornemann of Two Rivers, Barbara (James) Gauthier of Green Bay, Patricia L. (Bernard) Scheer of Green Bay; one daughter-in-law, Ruthann Koss of Appleton; one sister, Delores (Norbert) McHugh of Appleton; 19 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; six great-great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews; and a special nephew, Howie (Pat) Anderson of Green Bay. In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by one son, Edward L. Bornemann; a son-in-law, Robert DeKeyser; six brothers, one sister and brother-in-law, and five sisters-in-law. A Parish wake service was held Wednesday night led by Deacon Jim Gauthier, Marcella’s son-in-law. The funeral Mass was Thursday morning at St. Peter and Paul Catholic Church, Green Bay. Burial was at Holy Cross Cemetery, Two Rivers. When our loved ones become a memory, our memories become a treasure. We love you Mom!
Brehmer, Carol Evelyn (Behnke)
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Helen Schultz Eckberg, born Dec. 15, 1946, died Sept. 15, 2012, at Unity Hospice, in De Pere. Burial will be private. Helen was loved by family and friends. May she rest in peace.
Doris M. Olp
Doris M. Olp, age 79, of 1637 Atlanta Circle, Manitowoc, died early Thursday morning, September 20, 2012, at Next Step at Felician Village, Manitowoc. She was born on June 9, 1933, in Calumet County, daughter of the late Carl and Emma (Maertz) Kalies Sr. Doris was a graduate of Brillion High School, Class of 1951. On January 19, 1952, she married Donald Olp in Brillion. Doris was employed at Foley Manufacturing Company, retiring in 1995. She was an avid recipe collector who loved cooking for parties and weekly Sunday family meals. Doris enjoyed dancing and crocheting for her grandchildren and great grandchildren. She also took her six kids every Sunday to see their Dad play softball. Survivors include her husband Donald Olp, Manitowoc; her children and their spouses Brenda Kulas, Gail & Jack Keil, Holly & Terry Gauger, all of Manitowoc; Russell & Linda Olp, Two Rivers; Amy & Gary Zander, Peshtigo; Sheryl & Gregg Birkholz, Watertown; 16 grandchildren; seven great grandchildren; seven siblings and their spouses Ralph Kalies, Omro; Elroy & Marlene Kalies, Freemont; Betty & Peter Zarnoth, Brillion; Virginia & Alfred Ziemer, Reedsville; Shirley & Eugene Jandrey, Reedsville; Nancy & Norman Raatz, Appleton; Carl Jr. & Beverly Kalies, Pine River; a sister-in-law Janet Kalies, Brillion and a brother-in-law Alan See, Kimberly. Nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends also survive. She was also preceded in death by a brother Lloyd Kalies; a sister Bonnie See; a sister-in-law Elaine Kalies; two brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law Leroy & Dolores Olp, Elaine & Crawford Fallier; and her father-in-law and mother-in-law Herman & Lydia Olp. Funeral Services were held on Saturday, September 22, 2012, at Bethany Evangelical Lutheran Church, Manitowoc. Officiating at the service was the Rev. Stephen Melso with entombment at Knollwood Mausoleum, town of Kossuth, at a later date. Expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family by visiting www.pfefferfuneralhome.com. The Pfeffer Funeral Home, Manitowoc, is assisting the family with funeral arrangements. A special thank you to Dr. Benham, Dr. Fuchs, Dr. Danby, their staffs, Holy Family Memorial Home Care and Next Step at Felician Village for their care and compassion shown towards Doris and her family.
Madeline M. Stecker
Madeline M. Stecker, age 93, formerly of the town of Rantoul, passed away on Sunday, October 7, 2012 at the Chilton Care Center. Madeline was born on October 26, 1918 in the town of Chilton, daughter of the late Jacob and Anna (Kamer) Mertz. In November of 1940, she married Elmer Schad. He preceded her in death. Then in 1955, Madeline married Reinhold Stecker. He preceded her in death as well. Madeline loved to bake, cook, play cards, especially sheephead, and she enjoyed spending time with her family. She was a member of the Women’s Auxiliary at the hospital in Chilton, as well as a member of Trinity Lutheran Church, Rantoul and the ladies aide. She is survived by one son and daughter-in-law Elmar and Mary Schad of South Milwaukee; two daughters and one son-in-law Shirley Noah of Cudahy and Judy and Bob Dollevoet of Combined Locks; 11 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; 5 great-great-grandchildren; one sister-in-law Rita (Alex) Bonde of Kiel; nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends. Madeline was preceded in death by her parents, both of her spouses, one son-in-law Gary Noah; her siblings, and other in-laws. Funeral Service will be held at NOON on Thursday, October 11, 2012 at Trinity Lutheran Church in the town of Rantoul. Officiating at the service will be the Rev. Timothy Benninghoff. Burial will follow in the Trinity Lutheran Church Cemetery. Friends may call at the church on Thursday morning from 10 00 a.m. until 11 45 a.m. The service will follow at 12 00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, a memorial has been established. Online condolences may be made at www.wieting-funeralhome.com. The Wieting Funeral Home in Brillion is assisting the family.
William Michael Petitti
William Michael Petitti, age 28, formerly of Brillion and Door County, died on Oct. 18, 2012, in Philadelphia, Pa. He was born June 3, 1984, in Portsmouth, Va. and graduated from Brillion High School in June of 2002. He is survived by his parents Robin (Karl) Volkmann of Brillion, Vito Petitti of Philadelphia; brothers Joe Boutwell of Philadelphia and Dennis Volkmann of Brillion; his three-year-old daughter, Addison Petitti; and her mother, Crystal Gosz of Brillion. A memorial service will be held on Friday Nov. 2, at the Wieting Funeral Home in Brillion, with visitation from 4-7 p.m. with a prayer service at 7 30 p.m. with the Rev. Ross Henzi officiating. Burial will be at the Egg Harbor Cemetery in Door County on Saturday at 1 p.m. with the Rev. Peter Lindemann officiating.
Orville H. Woldt
Orville H. Woldt of Brillion, WI, was peacefully called to our Lord on November 9, 2012, at the age of 78 years with his family by his side. Loving and devoted husband of Erna for 54 years, and beloved father of Veronica Woldt of Franklin, WI and Monica Woldt of Washington, DC. Orville served as a Specialist Third Class in the U.S. Army with the 599th Armored Field Artillery Battalion in Germany, where he met and married Erna. Upon their return to the United States, Orville worked as a cheese maker and carpenter. Orville spent most of his career with the Ariens Company in Brillion, WI, where he became a supervisor, proudly serving the company over 30 years. Orville was an avid bowler and earned 17 trophies in this sport he so loved. He also loved Germany, which always had a very special place in his heart. He was very fond of Bavaria, enjoying the culture of polka and other music as well as the beautiful scenery. As a hard working individual, Orville helped build several homes and was skilled in tackling any remodeling or fix up job around the home. He also enjoyed working in the garden, lawn care, and flower planting with his family. Orville is survived by his wife, Erna, daughters, Veronica and Monica, sister Jeanette Loppnow and nephews and a niece. He is preceded in death by his parents, Arthur and Alma Woldt, one sister, Delores Woldt, two brothers, Harold and Elroy Woldt, three brothers-in-law, Edwin Loppnow, Manfred Jakob and Walter Jakob and sister-in-law, Frieda Hucek. Visitation will be at Zion Lutheran Church, 8378 County Road W, Wayside, WI on November 14, 2012, from 9 00-11 00 am. Funeral services will be held at 11 00 am at Zion with Rev. Steven Kline officiating. Burial in the church cemetery with military honors accorded. Memorials appreciated to Zion Lutheran Church. Nickel Funeral Home, Morrison, assisting the family. Special thanks to the staff of Garrow Villa in Brillion and Unity Hospice for all the loving care extended to Orville and his family.
Eunice Ruth Voeltz
Eunice Ruth Voeltz, age 80, of Muskogee, OK, formerly of Reedsville, passed away on her birthday, November 18, 2012, at York Manor Nursing Home in Muskogee, OK. Eunice was born on November 18, 1932, in the town of Gibson, Wisconsin, daughter of the late Leonard and Elsie (Zastrow) Voeltz. She attended St. John St. James Lutheran School in Reedsville, and was a long-time member of St. John St. James Lutheran Church in Reedsville. Eunice is survived by her brother David “Duffy” (Anna Mae) Voeltz of Lake Tomahawk, WI; nephews John (Rosie) Porter of Reedsville and George Porter of Wausaukee; other relatives, and friends. She is preceded in death by her parents. Funeral Service for Eunice will be held at 11 00 a.m. on Monday, November 26, 2012 at St. John St. James Lutheran Church in Reedsville. Officiating will be the Rev. Timothy Nommensen with burial in the Westside Cemetery, Reedsville. Friends may call at the church on Monday morning from 10 00 a.m. until the time of the service at 11 00 a.m. Online condolences may be made at www.wieting-funeralhome.com
Ovella C. Lau
Ovella C. Lau (Nee Hackbarth), formerly Altmann, was called home to the Lord on Monday, Nov. 26, 2012, at the age of 95 years. Beloved wife of the late Edgar Lau and the late Milford Altmann. Loving mother of Shirley (the late Richard) Croak, Robert (Susan) Altmann, Betty (James) Kroupa and William (Elizabeth) Altmann. Dear grandmother of 9 and great-grandmother of 17. Dearest friend of Norman and Dorothy Labitzky, Mabel Meier, Jolene (Joe) Gerhartz, and Gerald (Mary) Reinhard. Also survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. A visitation will be held on Fri. Nov. 30, 2012 at ST. JOHN’S EV. LUTHERAN CHURCH, 410 County Rd. NN in Mukwonago, from 9AM until the time of service (11AM). Interment to follow at Wisconsin Memorial Park Cemetery. If so desired, memorials to Trinity Ev. Lutheran Church in Brillion, Wisconsin appreciated.
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Edwin John Seybold
Edwin John Seybold, of Muskego, died Sunday, Dec. 2, 2012, at Wauskesha Memorial Hospital at the age of 75. John was born on Nov. 4, 1937, son of the late Edwin and Agnes (Egan) Seybold of Forest Junction. He was a graduate of Brillion High School, class of 1955. John was a prominent football player in high school and with the United States Marine Corps, which led to a professional football tryout with the Chicago Cardinals. He attended Compton College in California, class of 1958. John played semi-pro football for the Sheboygan Redwings (1959-1960), Manitowoc Chiefs (1961-1966 and 1968-1969), Racine Raiders and the West Allis Spartans (1970-1974). John received a Bachelor of Science degree in secondary education from Wisconsin State University in 1966. He taught (biology) for over 30 years and coached track and field at Whitnall High School in Greenfield. In the summers, John worked for Cape Construction and later had his own concrete formwork business. In 1985, John went on to get a Master’s degree in sports medicine from the United States Sports Academy. He was a certified athletic trainer and in his spare time was a part time athletic trainer for Carroll College football and Whitnall High School. He also was certified as an emergency medical technician (EMT). John was an avid ice fisherman for walleyes, pike, panfish, and sturgeon. He enjoyed going to auctions and collecting antiques. John was a horseman and belonged to several horse clubs, often riding and driving (horse and buggy) in parades and horse shows. His last horse was a Morgan. John is survived by his children Dr. Cathy Seybold of Lincoln, Neb. and John Paul Seybold of Green Bay. He is further survived by his sisters Dorothy (Harold) Wenzel of Brillion, Peggy (Gerry) Hensler of Menasha, and many nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his parents; nephews Mike Wenzel and Jay Hensler. Private family services will be held. Heritage Funeral Homes, New Berlin Chapel, is assisting the family with arrangements. www.heritagefuneral.com
Willard E. Boettcher
Willard E. Boettcher, age 86, of the town of Brillion, passed away on Saturday morning, December 8, 2012 at his residence. Willard was born on October 25, 1926 in the town of Brillion, son of the late Lydia and Emil Boettcher. He was a graduate of Brillion High School, class of 1944. On March 22, 1947, he married Vermay Bastian, and they were married for 65 years this year. She preceded him in death on October 25 of this year. He and Vermay farmed for many years together. They were also members of the Rural United Methodist Church in the town of Brillion and recently Zion United Methodist Church in Forest Junction. Willard enjoyed farming and old cars. Willard is survived by one son and daughter-in-law David and Deb Boettcher of Brillion; two grandchildren Christopher “Chris” (Terri) Boettcher and Carrie (Ray) Braden all of Brillion; two great-granddaughters Lindsey Boettcher and Kendra Braden; sister-in-law Bernice Tamm; step-grandchildren Jason Hanke, William (Jenny) Braden, Vicky (Jesse) Kalies, and Chris Braden; the family dog Rebel; nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends. He was further preceded in death by a son Donald in 2000, his mother-in-law and father-in-law Phillip and Laura Bastian; three brothers-in-law and two sisters-in-law Leroy (Vera) Bastian, Frebert (Roma) Bastian, and Delton Tamm. Funeral Service will be held at 5 00 p.m. on Wednesday, December 12, 2012 at the Wieting Funeral Home in Brillion. Officiating will be the Rev. Becky Kindshi with burial to take place on Thursday in the Brillion Town Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home on Wednesday from 3 00 p.m. until the time of the service at 5 00 p.m. Online condolences may be made at www.wieting-funeralhome.com The Wieting Funeral Home in Brillion assisted the Boettcher family with arrangements. The family would like to extend a special thank you to the Calumet Co Hospice and Calumet County Home Care for their compassion and care given to Willard.
Scott Michiels, age 55, of Brillion, passed away unexpectedly at December 23, 2012, at University Hospital in Madison, Wisconsin. Scott was born in Milwaukee on March 28, 1957, son of Jerry and Julie (Bredael) Michiels. He was a graduate of Kaukauna High School, class of 1975. He served our country in the United States Army for four years. Scott ran a successful home building company in Colorado before he moved back to Brillion in 1988. He then owned and operated Michiels Brillion Inn until 2007. Scott also owned and operated the Brillion Car Wash and ran Shakers Bar in Brillion. Scott loved the Packers, hunting, fishing at Lake Tomahawk, and working. He was the President of the Calumet County Tavern League as well as a member of the Brillion Lions, the Brillion Optimist Club, and the Reedsville AmVets. Scott is survived by his wife and mother of his children Connie; their children Evan, Nick, and Kaitlyn; his dog Buster; his parents Jerry and Julie; his siblings Randy (Cindy), Sue (Jim) Breedlove, Tim (Karen), Debbie (Ken) Michiels-Pearson, Cindy (Michael) Newton, Rick, Todd (Kimberly), and Monte (special friend Cari); many nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends. Memorial Mass will be held at 11 30 a.m. on Saturday, December 29, 2012 at Holy Family Catholic Church in Brillion. Officiating will be the Rev. Timothy Brandt. Friends may call at the church on Saturday morning from 9 30 a.m. until the time of the Mass at 11 30 a.m. Online condolences may be made at www.wieting-funeralhome.com The Wieting Funeral Home in Brillion is assisting the Michiels family.
James E. Boylan
James E. Boylan, 88, of Greenleaf died peacefully Monday, December 24th, 2012, at home with his loving family at his side. He was born to the late Edward and Prudence (Browne) Boylan March 3rd, 1924 in Greenleaf. He married Bernice Benzschawel of Greenleaf on October 20th, 1949 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Greenleaf. Jim farmed most of his life. He was also a milk truck driver, town assessor, and school bus driver. He recently retired from the Town Planning Commission. Jim was one-of-a-kind. He especially enjoyed spending time with family & friends and was proud of his Irish heritage. Jim touched the lives of many people in the community. Through it all he kept his “quick wit” and sense of humor. He will truly be missed and will always hold a special place in our hearts. Survivors include his wife of 63 years, Bernice; their children, Tom (Rose) Boylan, son-in-law Dick Kocian, Jerry (Linda) Boylan, Shirley (Dan) Petersen, Dennis Boylan, Donna (Mike) Larson, Ken (Paula) Boylan, Michael Boylan, Janet (Jim) Blauert, Kevin (Maureen) Boylan, and Lisa (Bob) Falck; 28 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren; one sister, Vivian Du Prey Oshkosh; a sister-in-law Ruth Kabat; nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends. Jim was preceded in death by his parents Edward & Prudence; son Roger; daughter Charlene Kocian; infant sister Anna; sisters Mary Kennedy and Florence VandeHey; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law William Kennedy, Robert Du Prey, Mark Vande Hey, Cy and Marge Huss, Robert and Florence Benzschawel, Richard and Ella Mae Benzschawel and Lan Kabat. Friends may call at St. Clare Catholic Church-St. Paul site, 437 Main Street, Wrightstown on Thursday, December 27th from 3 00 to 7 30 p.m. followed by a closing prayer service. Visitation will continue on Friday from 9 a.m. until the hour of Mass. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 10 30 a.m. with Fr. Dennis Bergsbaken, Fr. Robert Kabat, and Deacon Ken Kabat concelebrating. Jim will be laid to rest at St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery, Greenleaf. Nickel Funeral Home, Morrison, assisting the family. The family wishes to thank all who shared in this journey with Dad and the entire family.
William Detjen, age 84, of Brillion, passed away on Friday, Dec. 28, 2012. “Bill” was born in Milwaukee on Jan. 14, 1928, to the late Erich A. and Edna (Borchart) Detjen. He attended Lincoln High School in Manitowoc and joined the U.S. Navy at age 17 before graduating. He later returned to studies and graduated in 1946, while serving in the Navy. His service to his country spanned 26 years. Upon retirement from the U.S. Navy, Bill began working at the Brillion Iron Works, retiring from there after 29 years. Bill was a life-lone member of Peace United Church of Christ. A brief memorial service will be held at the church on Sunday, Feb. 10 at 10 a.m., immediately following the Sunday worship service. The Rev. Kris Lyn Borns, Pastor of Peace U.C.C., will officiate. Friends of Bill are encouraged to join in remembering his life among us.
Bruce E. Sloma
Bruce E. Sloma, age, 51 of Appleton, passed away unexpectedly on Saturday December 29, 2012. Survivors include a son Derrick Rohn of Oshkosh, his parents Gerald and Sarah Sloma of Brillion, a brother Robin Sloma and friend Jean Klug of Brillion, 2 sisters, Sandra Sengbusch of Reedsville, Kimberly and friend Rick Lorenz of Chilton, and a niece Sierra Sengbusch of Brillion. He was preceded in death by a brother Mark who died on May 17, 2012, his grandparents, Victor and Ida Sloma and Thomas and Julia Cavanaugh. Bruce will not be forgotten by his family and friends who knew him as “Dr. Bruce”. A memorial gathering for family and friends will be held at the Wieting Funeral Home in Brillion, Thursday, January 10, 2013, from 2 00 to 4 30 p.m. A memorial service will be held at 4 30p.m. lead by Pastoral Minister Rita Heraly. In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund has been established in Bruce’s name. Bruce, I will miss you, I love you, Kimberly
Lewis E. Rusch
Lewis E. Rusch, age 82, of W1825 Cty Hwy K Brillion passed away peacefully at his home on Sunday, January 15, 2012 after a courageous battle with cancer. He was born on September 15, 1929 in the town of Brillion, son of the late Edward & Florence (Herman) Rusch. He married Patricia Kennon on November 20, 1954. Lewis served in the U.S. Navy on the USS Midway. After he returned from service, he farmed with his dad and brother. He later sold appliances in Sheboygan. He then returned to the area and sold insurance until his retirement. He was a member of Christ the Rock Community Church in Menasha, he did volunteer work for Shepherds Care Nursing Home Ministries, the Salvation Army, led bible studies, and did volunteer work for many other organizations. He was an avid golfer, and enjoyed making wood with his dog Barney. Survivors include his children Brian Rusch (special friend Judy), Barry Rusch, and Brenda Schmitt, five grandchildren Randy (Alissa) Lapp, Stacy (Nabil) Aramouni, Justin and Adam Schmitt, and Amber Rusch, 5 great grandchildren Jonah, Caleb, and Isaac Lapp, Nina and Sophie Aramouni, a brother Harland Rusch, a sister-in-law Joyce (George) Seburn, and many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. He was preceded in death by his wife Patricia on September 13, 2010 and a son-in-law Douglas Schmitt. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, January 19, 2012 at 11 00 a.m. at Christ the Rock Community Church in Menasha. The Rev. Dave VandeHey will officiate. Burial will be in Forest Home Cemetery, Forest Junction. Friends may call at the church on Thursday from 9 00 a.m. until the time of service. In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund has been established in Lewis’ name. The Wieting Funeral Home in Brillion is assisting the family with arrangements. Online condolences may be made at www.wieting-funeralhome.com.
Dustin J. "Dusty" O'Leary
Dustin J. "Dusty" O'Leary, age 22, of 3209 N. Cty. J, Reedsville, died early Sunday morning, Jan. 29, 2012 as the result of a tragic automobile accident, West of Collins in Manitowoc County. Dustin was born Feb. 18, 1989 in Manitowoc, son of Tim & Cathy (Holst) O'Leary. He attended St. Mary's Elementary School in Reedsville, Reedsville Public Middle School, and graduated from Reedsville High School with the class of 2007. During his high school years, Dusty got involved in the Manitowoc County Youth Apprenticeship Program which enabled him to learn the job skills that made him a very talented welder. He was immediately hired by Manitowoc Cranes after graduation and continued to work there until his lay-off in the fall of 2011. He was currently employed as a welder at Miller's of St. Nazianz. Dusty grew up in the outdoors which he loved. His joy was to ride along in the trucks & tractors of his uncles farm, until he was old enough to work on his own. As soon as he was old enough to go in the woods with Dad, he became an avid hunter which he and his dad still shared together, along with his brothers and many friends. He was a member of the Reedsville Sportsman's Club; and continued his love of the farm by working for Hamp Haven Farms as they needed him. He truly enjoyed his time in the tractors. Dusty is survived by his parents Tim O'Leary of Reedsville; and Cathy O'Leary & significant other, Rick Leist of Collins; best friend & side kick, his brother Donald O'Leary & special friend, Kristin of Reedsville; brother, Christopher of Collins; and his youngest - step brother and godson, Alex Leist. He is further survived by his grandmothers Lois Holst, Manitowoc; Gertrude O'Leary, Reedsville; and his special friend, Tara Preston of Cato. Also surviving are his aunts & uncles Mike and Debbie O'Leary, and Bill and Kathie O'Leary, all of Reedsville, Steve and Jeanne O'Leary, and Mary Sheehy, all of Grimms, Kathy and Wayne Knor, Wayside, Dan and Theresa O'Leary, Wausau, Patty and Tony Brey, Francis Creek, Brad and Marissa Holst, Two Rivers; Dusty's cousins include Ryan O'Leary, Jenny (Seth) Schneider, Erica (Shaun) Stelzer, Jason (Becky) O'Leary, Brenda (Dan) Peterson, Gordy Sheehy & friend Becky, Tony Sheehy & friend Taryn, Kim (Jason) Kiesow; Jeremy, Paula, Nick, and Kevin Knor; Danielle Camp; Joshua, Tony, Patrick, and Jordan Brey; Mercedes Holst, and baby Holst, due in May. He is also survived by special family members, John and Geri Leist, Clarks Mills, Mike (Kim) Leist, Cato, Sue Leist, Valders, Judy (Wade) Martzahl, Hortonville, Mary (Sam) Doud, Tennesse, Joe (Cheryl) Leist, Kentucky; Dusty's special companion, his pet "LUNA"; other relatives, and many close friends. He was preceded in death by grandfathers, Michael Holst and Donald O'Leary; his great grandparents; and an uncle, Roger "Herman" Sheehy. Funeral services will be held at 10 30 a.m. on Friday, Feb. 3, 2012 at Holy Family Parish, 1100 W. Ryan St. Brillion. Officiating at the Mass of Christian Burial will be the Rev. Timothy Brandt, with burial to follow in St. Patrick's Cemetery, Maple Grove. Friends may call at Holy Family Parish in Brillion, from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday evening, where a prayer service will be held at 7 30 p.m., led by Rita Herley. Visitation will continue Friday morning after 9 a.m. until 10 15 a.m. Deja & Martin Funeral Chapels, 1506 - 18th St. Two Rivers, (ph 920-793-1756) is assisting the O'Leary family with funeral arrangements. Dusty's family would like to express a special thank you to the Manitowoc County Sheriffs Dept. & State Patrol; the Collins Fire Dept. & First Responders; Theda Star Rescue; and the Manitowoc County Coroners Office for all the compassion & care extended to our boys, Trevor & Dustin. We Love You Dusty!! We were so proud of you.... you will be greatly missed.
Lydia M. (Degner) Kasten
Lydia M. (Degner) Kasten, 100, Green Bay, went to her eternal home on February 26, 2012. The oldest daughter of the late William and Della (Schnell) Degner was born on November 7, 1911 in the township of Maple Grove. She married Arthur Kasten on September 26, 1931 and together they owned and operated a dairy farm in the township of Morrison until their retirement. He preceded her in death on February 14, 1983. Lydia also worked outside the home as a housecleaner for several families for some years until she became certified as a nurse’s aide. She was then employed at Maple Crest Sanitarium for 10 years. She also enjoyed working as a volunteer at Bethesda Thrift Shop in Green Bay for many years. She enjoyed doing many kinds of crafts including weaving rugs on the loom, needlework, quilting, crocheting and she used her artistic talent for painting with oils to create beautiful pictures. Some of her paintings were on display at the Rahr Museum in Manitowoc. Some of her favorite pastimes were playing cards, watching the Packers and Lawrence Welk. She always had candy or cookies to pass out to visitors and she will always be remembered for her famous chocolate angel food cakes which she made for family and friends. She was a faithful member of Zion Lutheran Church of Wayside and was a lifelong member of the Zion Ladies Aid. Lydia was a compassionate, loving and very special mother, grandmother, great- grandmother and great- great grandmother who enjoyed spending time with her family. She will be sadly missed by many. She is survived by her five children and one daughter-in-law Joy Brandt, Reedsville; Roger (Marcia) Kasten, De Pere; Betty Krueger, De Pere; Carol Borchardt, Greenleaf and Roy Kasten, Brillion; 24 grandchildren Steve (Sandy) Brandt, Two Rivers; Wendy (Al) Nyberg, AK; Paul (Ellen) Brandt, Reedsville; Tami (Jim) Prust; Lori Brandt, AK; Mark (Shelly) Brandt, Reedsville; Robin Kasten, CA; Kim (Joe) Moceri, IL; Tracy (Roger) Kupsh, Green Bay; Susan (David)Balthazor, Il; Holly (Dean) Valentine, De Pere; Ryan (Dawn) Kasten IL; Richard (Deborah) Krueger, Appleton; Dan (Dena) Krueger, Kenosha; David Krueger, De Pere; Jeffrey (Vicki) Krueger, De Pere; Randall (Terrie) Krueger, De Pere; Jamie Krueger, Green Bay, Constance “Connie” Borchardt, Greenleaf; Lynne (Rob) Knuth, Reedsville; Michael (Theresa) Borchardt, Brillion; Craig Borchardt, Greenleaf; Kelly (Kevin) Burke, Greenleaf and Joshua Borchardt. Greenleaf; 32 great-grandchildren Cory Nyberg, Nicole Nyberg, AK; Michael Brandt, Gabrielle Brandt, Reedsville; Stuart Prust, Erin Prust; Eutropia “Trophe” Brandt, Leviticus “Ticus” Brandt, AK; Quinn Moceri, IL; Kamry Kupsh, Connor Kupsh, De Pere; Brock Balthazor, IL; Dylan Valentine, Carley Valentine, Colton Valentine, De Pere; Keira Kasten, Kathryn Kasten, Carter Kasten, IL; Kaitlin Krueger, Kalan Krueger, Appleton; Dustin Krueger, Andrew Krueger, Kenosha; Erin Krueger, Matthew Krueger, De Pere, Megan Krueger, Cody Krueger, McKayla Krueger, De Pere; Miranda Sendek, Morganne Sendek, Reedsville; Cassidy Burke, Camryn Burke, Greenleaf; Caydance Rouleau, Greenleaf; 2 step great-grandchildren, Jessica and Cameron Balthazor, IL; 1 great-great grandchild Brandon Ohler, AK; further survived by nieces, nephews and other relatives. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Arthur; 2 sisters Clara Eichhorst and Cora Eichhorst; 4 brothers-in-law Elmer Eichhorst, Reuben Eichhorst, Meinhard Siebert, Frank Rahn; 1 sister-in-law, Lorraine Rahn; 2 sons-in-law, Elmer Brandt and Meinhard Borchardt; 1 great grandchild, Karissa Kupsh. The family would like to extend a special thanks to Marvin Borchardt and Steve Menden who together with the late Meinie Borchardt made visits to Mother and sang religious songs to her. Also thanks to the Team members from Zion who visited and had devotions with her. She really appreciated these visits. Lydia was blessed to have a decorated tree in her room all year long to enjoy thanks to Shelly Brandt who did a beautiful job of changing the decorations monthly. Special thanks to her “family” at Wayside Parkview Estates for the love and care they gave her the years she lived there and also to Odd Fellow Home for the care they gave her these last years. Friends may call on Thursday, March 1, 2012 from 9 00 a.m to 11 00 a.m. at Zion Lutheran Church, 8378 County Road W, Wayside, WI until the time of service. Funeral service 11 00 a.m., at the church, with Rev. Steven Kline officiating. Burial in the church cemetery. Nickel Funeral Home, Morrison assisting the family. We love you Mom and we will miss you. We were so very blessed to have you all these years and have many loving memories to cherish. You touched our hearts with your love, strength and kindness. Till we meet again.
Willard F. "Bill" Coonen
Willard (Bill) F. Coonen, age 88, formerly of Brillion, passed away peacefully in his sleep Sunday, Feb. 26, 2012 at Samaritan Health Center in West Bend. He was born July 24, 1923 to Petronella (Biese) and James L. Coonen of Dundas. He graduated from Kaukauna High School and the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Bill and the former Kathryn Kubale were married on April 18, 1953 in Reedsville. Bill was a member of the U.S. Army during World War II and saw extensive action in the European Theater. His combat decorations include the E.T.O. ribbon with a silver star and bronze arrowhead designating participation in five battle campaigns and the "D-Day" invasion in Normandy. He was awarded the Bronze Star Medal for service while a member of a forward observing team, and the Purple Heart for being wounded in the "Battle of the Bulge." He was a sergeant when discharged. He was employed by the Farm Equipment Division of the Brillion Iron Works for over thirty-three years and was the General Sales Manager of the division from 1966 to the time of his retirement in 1986. Bill was a member of the Brillion Lions Club, the American Legion Post No. 126 and a volunteer distributor for Meals on Wheels. Bill was the youngest, and the last surviving of the 12 children of Nell and James Coonen. Survivors include his wife Katie (West Bend), his children Fr. Tim, OMI, of Ottawa, Canada, Carrie Plamann (Rolf Hagberg) of Duluth, MN, Paula (Jeff) Stadtmueller of Cottage Grove, WI, and Laura (Randy) Westerman of Slinger, WI; 8 grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Jacqueline Coonen of Columbus OH, Larry and Dottie Kubale of Middleton, Bernard and Karen Kubale of Merton, Dorothy Reinke of Reedsville, and Frances Kubale of Green Bay; many nieces and nephews, other relatives, and friends. A mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday, March 3, 2012 at Holy Family Catholic Church in Brillion with his son Fr. Tim officiating. Gathering will begin at 9 30 a.m., with the liturgy beginning at 11 a.m. A memorial fund has been established in Bill’s memory. The Wieting Funeral Home of Brillion is assisting the family with the arrangements. Online condolences may be made at www.wieting-funeralhome.com.
Dolores Margaret Manghera
Dolores Margaret Manghera, 79, of Edgerton, passed away on Sunday, March 11, 2012, at her home with her loving family at her side. She was born on January 26, 1933, in Reedsville, WI, daughter of the late John and Margaret (Mandlick) Van Der Louis. She was united in marriage on June 28, 1965, in Reedsville, WI, to Peter Paul Manghera. He preceded her in death on November 26, 1998. She was a long time member of St. Joseph's Catholic Church, Edgerton. Dolores had worked as a secretary at the Brillion Iron Works and also the Reedsville School District. She loved volunteering. She was on St. Joseph's Parish Church Council, a Eucharistic Minister, a Religious Education Teacher for 29 years, on the Council for Catholic Women, Rock County Deanery International Chair Person, on the Edgerton Community Outreach Board and a volunteer, the Edgerton Federation of Women's Club where she served as Co-President, the Edgerton Hospital Auxiliary and the Marquette Club. Her special love was spending time with her grandchildren, family and friends. Dolores is survived by three sons, Peter (Sheila) Manghera, Carrollton, TX, Michael (Mary) Manghera, Janesville and Mark (Rebekah) Manghera, DeForest, WI; six grandchildren, Olivia, Ariana, Carmen, Miranda, Matthew and Peter. She was preceded in death by her husband, two sisters and three brothers. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 00 a.m. on Friday, March 16, 2012, at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Edgerton, with Father David Timmerman officiating. Burial will be in the Parish cemetery. Friends may call on Thursday, March 15, 2012, at the EHLERT FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATION SERVICES, (US HWY 51 S), Edgerton, from 6 00 p.m. until 8 00 p.m. and at the church on Friday, from 10 00 a.m. until the time of the service. A prayer services will be held at the funeral home on Thursday at 8 00 p.m. In lieu of other expressions of sympathy, memorials may be made to, St. Joseph's Catholic Church Elevator Fund. (590 S St., Joseph Circle, Edgerton, WI 53534). The family wishes to say a special thank you to Dr. Prendergast, Nurse Shirley, and everyone at the Oncology Department at St. Mary's Hospital for the wonderful care they provided to Mom over the past two years. We also want to thank everyone at Agrace Hospice. We want to give a very special thank you to BrightStar, especially to Amy and Chanin, for their excellent care of Mom during her final week...we are forever greatful that we were able to have Mom at home. Finally, an extra special thank you to Rich and Ellen Gilbertson, Joan Poettgen and to all of Mom's friends for always being there and watching over Mom all these years...you will never know how much that meant!
Carole J. Siebert
Carole J. Siebert, age 78, of Reedsville, passed away on Tuesday, March 20, 2012 at her home. Carole was born in Manitowoc on July 30, 1933, daughter of the late Arthur and Louise (Moschel) Eichhorst. On Oct. 8, 1960, she married Elroy Siebert at St. John St. James Lutheran Church, Reedsville. He preceded her in death on Jan. 17, 1988. Carole worked at Tecumseh. She enjoyed playing cards, going out to eat with friends, and spending time with her family. Carole also enjoyed the Eichhorst Family Camping Outing and country music festivals. She was a member of the Reedsville American Legion Auxiliary and St. John St. James Lutheran Church, Reedsville. She is survived by her children and their spouses Lisa (Rev. Dan) Sargent of Lusaka, Zambia in Africa, Jack (Jo) Siebert of Reedsville, and Jay (Cindi) Siebert of DePere; four grandchildren Nathan Sargent of Lusaka, Zambia, Amanda (Danny) Pahl of Reedsville, and Tawny and Chase Siebert of DePere; two brothers and two sisters-in-law Leroy Eichhorst of Sussex, Don (Pat) Eichhorst of Reedsville, and Dorothy Eichhorst of Manitowoc; her dear friend LaVerne Treichel of Reedsville, many nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends. Carole was preceded in death by her husband Elroy; her parents, three brothers and two sister-in-law, an infant brother Frederick, Alan Eichhorst, Lyle (Mildred) Eichhorst, and Shirley Eichhorst; one sister and brother-in-law Betty (Vernon) Anderson; and other in-laws Howard (Norma) Siebert, Carlton (Nancy) Siebert, Ed (Emily) Garsow, and Leroy (Grace) Welch. Funeral Service for Carole were held on Monday, March 26, at St. John St. James Lutheran Church, Reedsville. Officiating was the Rev. Timothy Nommensen with burial at Westside Cemetery, Reedville. There was a Reedsville American Legion Auxiliary Memorial Service. Online condolences may be made at www.wieting-funeralhome.com
Mary Lou De Munck
Mary Lou De Munck, age 70, of Appleton, previously of Brillion, passed on to Eternal Life in the presence of her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, on Friday, March 23, 2012, amongst her family members at he daughter’s home where she lived for the past 14 months, after a courageous battle with cancer. Mary Lou was born on Feb. 7, 1942, in Appleton, to the late Leo and Agnes (Blob) Kuchelmeister. She married Bill De Munck on Jan. 30, 1960; he preceded her in death. Mary Lou worked at several places throughout the years, most recently at Norka Company Inc. where she retired from in January 2006. Mary Lou’s favorite pastimes include spending time with family and friends and taking care of her grand dog, Bentley. She also enjoyed going up north, playing cards and going out to eat with Ralph. Mary Lou was a kind, wonderful and gentle person; a beautiful and loving mother and best friend. Survivors include her daughter, Kelly Johnson (her caregiver) of Appleton; her son, Pete De Munck (Amy Wallander) of Brillion; her son, Frank (Cindy) Ujazdowski of Appleton; and her daughter, Cathy (Jim) Calvetti of Eagle River. Twelve grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren also survive. Mary Lou is further survived by her brother-in-law, Roy De Munck of Kimberly; her sister-in-law, Donna (Dick) Schevers of Kaukauna; her niece, Kathy Maass of Oneida; her nephew, Tony Schevers of Kaukauna; her grand cat, Baby Girl; and cousins, other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by the love of her life and caregiver, Ralph Ujazdowski. The family would like to extend a sincere thank you to Dr. Timothy Goggins and his staff; Fox Valley Hematology & Oncology SC; Heartland Hospice, especially Nikki, Jeniffer, Barbie and Julie, who gave Mary Lou unconditional love and compassion throughout her care. The family would also like to thank all those friends and family that paid special visits to Mary Lou the past several months, especially to Mary Boeings and Donna Schevers for all the time they put into helping Kelley with the care of Mary Lou. Mary Lou will be sadly missed by many family members and friends. A memorial has been established in her name. Online condolences may be expressed at www.wichmannfargo.com. A private memorial service will be held.
Myrtle Bastian, age 95, of 768 Deerview Rd. Brillion, died on Friday April 27, 2012 at Homestead Care Center in New Holstein. She was born February 9, 1917, daughter of the late Walter & Elsie (Greve) Bastian. She married Lawrence Bastian on December 7, 1938. Myrtle was a dedicated wife and mother. She loved caring for her grandchildren, loved flowers and gardening, baking, and crocheting. She was a member of Zion United Methodist Church in Forest Junction and the United Methodist Women. Survivors include her children, Jerry Bastian of Hilbert, Tom (Anita) Bastian of Oregon, Kathy (Jim) Lane of Brillion, Mark (Lonie) Bastian of Brillion, 9 grandchildren, 8 great grandchildren, 1 great great granddaughter, 3 sisters and 2 brothers. She was preceded in death by her husband Lawrence on May 26, 1993, a son Dennis, and 1 brother. Funeral service will be held at 11 30 a.m. on Wednesday May 2, 2012 at the Wieting Funeral Home in Brillion. The Rev. Becky Kindschi will officiate. Burial will be at Highland Memorial Park in Appleton. Friends may call at the Wieting Funeral Home in Brillion on Wednesday from 9 00 a.m. until the time of service. Online condolences may be made at www.wieting-funeralhome .com
Jean J. Anderson
Jean J. Anderson, age 82, of Brillion, passed away on May 14, 2012 at Calumet Medical Center, Chilton. Jean was born on September 24, 1929 in Phlox, WI, daughter of the late Charles and Eva (Schisel) Anderson. She was a graduate of Brillion High School. Jean worked at Ariens for over 20 years. She was a member of Holy Family Parish. Jean was very devoted serving God. She is survived by her special niece and nephew Linda (Don) Gilbertson of Collins and Mike (Barb) Anderson of Appleton, other nieces and nephews Dallas Anderson of Red Granite, Diane Anderson, Chuck Anderson, and Paul Anderson all of Appleton, Judy (Mike) Olm of Shawano, and Jeff (Lisa) Anderson of Oshkosh; special friends that offered prayers and friendship Father Bill, Rita, Father Timothy, Odelia, Lydia, and Marlis; great nieces and great nephews, other relatives, and friends. Jean is preceded in death by her two brothers and one sister-in-law Vernon and Betty Anderson, Donald Anderson, and infant nephew Vernon Anderson Jr., special friend Hattie Ott, her dear companion “Purr Cat,” and other relatives. Funeral Service will be held at 6 00 p.m. on Monday, May 21, 2012 at the Wieting Funeral Home in Brillion. Officiating at the service will be the Rev. William O’Brien with burial on Tuesday at Holy Family Parish Cemetery. Friends may call on Monday night at the funeral home from 5 00 p.m. until the time of the service at 6 00 p.m. On line condolences may be made at www.wieting-funeralhome.com Memorials appreciated to the May Garden at Holy Family Parish in Jean’s name. Jean’s family would like to extend a special thank you not only to her friends, but to the staff at Calumet County Hospital and Dr. Randy Theiler for the compassionate care given to her during her stay there.
Oscar J. Rosin
Oscar J. Rosin, 90, Rosin Road, De Pere died Saturday May 19, 2012, at home surrounded by his loving family. He was born May 12, 1922 in the Town of Wrightstown to the late Albert and Elsie Zuelke Rosin. On April 13, 1946, he married Betty Schubring. They were privileged to celebrate 66 years of marriage. Oscar was a veteran serving with the U.S. Army during WWII from 1942 until 1946. He served with the 477th Quarter Master Trucking Regiment, Northwest Service Command on the Alcan Highway and was later stationed at the Army Academy at West Point. Oscar was able to go on the Old Glory Honor flight to Washington, D.C. He was a member of Urban Klister Post 436 American Legion of Wrightstown. Oscar enjoyed polka music, fishing, deer hunting out West with his son-in-law Mark and riding along with his grandson Nathan on many road trips. He was also a member of Zion United Methodist Church, Forest Junction. He is survived by his wife, Betty; four children Clyde (Blackie) Rosin, De Pere; Dave (Kathy) Rosin, Little Chute; Linda (Mark) Schnell, Brillion; Dale (Pat) Rosin, Morrison; 13 grandchildren, 15 great grandchildren, 2 sisters Irma Scheibe and Irene Scheibe, sisters-in-law Ruth Rosin, Cordell Hurst, Freida Schubring, Dorothy Wink and Toni Rosin, nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends. He was preceded in death by 5 brothers Robert, Ervin, Harold, Melvin and Lester; one sister and three brothers-in-law Inez Zittlow, Harvey Zittlow, Ed Scheibe and Walter Scheibe; one daughter-in-law, Kris Rosin; two sisters-in-law Geraldine Rosin and Flora Persohn; three brothers-in-law Bill Persohn, Lawrence Schubring and Roy Wink Friends may call from 3 00 to 6 00 p.m. Tuesday, May 22, 2012, at Zion United Methodist Church, Forest Junction. Celebration of Oscar’s life will be at 6 00 p.m. at the church with Pastor Becky Kindschi officiating. Burial at Forest Home Cemetery. Urban Klister Post 436 American Legion Wrightstown will accord military honors. In lieu of flowers a memorial will be established in Oscar’s name. Nickel Funeral Home, Morrison, assisting the family. Words cannot express our gratitude to Unity Hospice for the loving care extended to Oscar and our family.
Rita Mathes, age 79, of Hilbert, died peacefully at home from cancer, on May 23, 2012 while lovingly surrounded by her family. Rita was born on January 28, 1933 in the town of Lebanon, New London, daughter of the late James and Margaret (Hogan) Allen. She was a graduate of New London High School, class of 1950. Rita married Robert Mathes on September 28, 1957. He preceded her in death on January 20, 1998. Rita worked at Kimberly Clark and other various jobs in the Appleton area before she was married. After she was married, Bob and Rita farmed in the town of Woodville, as well as raised their five children. After Bob’s death, Rita moved to Hilbert. She was very active in the American Legion Auxiliary, St. Mary’s Christian Mothers, and she volunteered her time at St. Vincent de Paul. Rita was very proud of her children and enjoyed spending time with family, especially her grandchildren and her recently born great-granddaughter. Over the years, she also enjoyed bowling, playing cards, and casino trips. Rita was also proud of her Irish heritage, so much so that she celebrated St. Patrick’s Day twice a year with her Irish and “wannabee” Irish friends. She cherished her trip to Ireland in 1985 with family and friends. Rita will have a very special place in our hearts. She is lovingly survived by her five children James (special friend Tracy) of Neenah, Steve (Kim) of Chilton, David of Black Creek, Brian (Laurie) and Amy (Dick) Gast all of Hilbert; grandchildren Pam (Kevin) Manley, Jeff, Andy, and Jason Mathes, and Kim and Sheila Gast; one great-granddaughter Paige Manley; two sisters and one brother-in-law Mildred (Paul) Schafhauser of Oshkosh and Eileen Mielke of Neenah; nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends. Rita is preceded in death by her parents, her husband Bob, one granddaughter Michelle, four brothers John, Eugene, Jerome, and Roger Allen, and one sister Marguerite Frieders. Funeral Mass will be held at 4 00 p.m. on Tuesday, May 29, 2012 at St. Mary Catholic Church, Hilbert. Officiating at the Mass of Christian Burial will be the Rev. Mike Betley with burial to follow in the church cemetery. Friends may call at the church on Tuesday afternoon from 1 00 p.m. until 3 45 p.m. with Mass to follow at 4 00 p.m. Online condolences may be made at www.wieting-funeralhome.com A memorial fund has been established in Rita’s name. The family would like to extend their sincere thanks to the Calumet County Hospice Agency, especially Chris and Holly, for their wonderful care and compassion.
James J. Hess
James John Hess, 77, of Brillion, currently of Little Chute, died Saturday, June 16, 2012 in Decatur, IL. Jim was born November 9, 1934 to the late Raymond and Rose (Pirkov) Hess in New Holstein, where he was raised. He attended Holy Rosary Elementary School and New Holstein High School. Jim served his country for 7 years in the United States Air Force. He married Judi L. Lintereur on August 6, 1971 in Green Bay. Jim worked for 23 years at Ariens Company in Brillion. He was a past Sergeant of Arms, Vice Commander and Commander of the Bloedorn-Becker Jenson American Legion Post126 in Brillion and a current member of the Jacob Coppus American Legion Post 258 in Little Chute. Jim was a most loving and caring husband, father, grandfather and friend. He loved life and lived it to the fullest. He was a man of many talents who would help anyone who might be in need. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, boating, camping, wood working, building model airplanes and, most of all, time with his family. He was dearly loved and will be missed by all, but will live in our hearts forever. Jim is survived by his wife, Judi; children Michael (Kris) Hess, Fredonia; Stephen (Nicole), Wrightstown; Sheree (Larry) Johansen, Appleton; and Anthony (Kelli), Greenville; grandchildren Brad, Dana, Sam, Max, Olivia, Elliot, Sean and Ryan; siblings Richard (Mary), Lilly (John) Eckert, Frank, Tom (Joanie), Mary(Jesse) Edwards, Anne (Bill) Anderson and Jerry (Cadie); mother-in-law Elaine Lintereur; and sisters and brother-in-law Nancy and Diane Hess, Ronald Lintereur and Elizabeth (Peter) Becker. He is further survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. In addition to his parents, Jim was preceded in death by his daughter Robyn; brothers Robert and John; and father-in-law Leo Lintereur. Visitation will be held Tuesday June 26, 2012 at ST. JOHN NEPOMUCENE CATHOLIC CHURCH (323 S. Pine St. Little Chute) beginning at 10 00 a.m. until time of Mass at 12 00 noon. The Rev. John Eckert (Jim’s great nephew) will officiate. Military rites conducted by the Jacob Coppus American Legion Post 258 will immediately follow.
Aspenna Frances “Penny” Johns
Aspenna Frances “Penny” Johns, age 94, of Forest Junction, passed away Tuesday, July 3, 2012. She was born June 18, 1918, in Forest Junction, the daughter of Frank and Charlotte (Stanelle) Zirbel. She attended school in Forest Junction. On September 18, 1942, Penny married Gordon Frederick Johns in Chicago, IL, who preceded her in death on October 22, 1967. She worked at many places through the years, including the White Clover Dairy in Hollandtown and Kaukauna Klub in Kaukauna. Penny was a long term employee of Ariens Company, retiring in 1983. She was a lifelong member of the Zion United Methodist Church in Forest Junction and was active in the United Methodist Women. She enjoyed gardening and working in her yard, playing canasta, and baking for her family. Her coffee cake will be long remembered by all who enjoyed it. Penny loved spending time and energy with and for her family, especially her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She is survived by two daughters Charlotte (Ed) Wroblewski of Washburn, WI and Kathy (Jim) Kolbe of Chilton, WI; 6 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren grandson Ed (Sarah) Wroblewski and their children Charley, Henry, and Sydney of Savage, MN, grandson Mike (Becca) Wroblewski and their daughter Morgan of Lombard, IL, granddaughter Sara Wroblewski of Bayfield, WI, granddaughter Molly (Jake) Kolbe Dahl and their children Noah, Dawson, Ellie, and Landon, of Rushford, MN, granddaughter Lottie (Darrin) Kolbe Most of Madison, WI, and grandson Jesse (Beth) Kolbe and their son Nathan, of Appleton, WI. Other survivors include her sister, Mabel Feistel of Forest Junction; two sister-in-laws Lou Zirbel of Menasha and Bona de Doty of Chilton, cousin and dear friend, Jeanette Rosner of Little Chute, additional cousins, and many nieces and nephews. All of her family was special to her. Funeral Services will be held at 11 00 a.m. on Saturday, July 7, 2012 at Zion United Methodist Church in Forest Junction. Officiating at the service will be the Rev. Becky Kindschi with burial at Forest Home Cemetery. Friends may call on Friday, July 6 at the Wieting Funeral Home in Brillion from 4 00 p.m. until 8 00 p.m. The visitation will continue on Saturday morning at the church from 10 00 a.m. until 10 45 a.m. The funeral service will follow at 11 00 a.m. Online Condolences may be made at www.wieting-funeralhome.com
Verna B. Otto
Verna B. Otto, 77, Wayside died Thursday, July 5, 2012, at Ledgeview Nursing Center with her family by her side. She was born October 30, 1934, in Green Bay to the late Bernard and Rosalie Herzog Rathke. Verna was a graduate of Brillion High School, a homemaker, seamstress and mother of five. She married Elmer L. Otto, Jr. on November 6, 1954, at St. John’s Catholic Church, Morrison. Survivors include her husband, Elmer; two sons and daughters-in-law Robert (Ann) Otto, Daniel (Tammy) Otto; three daughters and two sons-in-law Betty Pautz, Bev (Doug) Olm and Christine (Tim) Shimek; nine grandchildren Brenda (Paul) Dvorachek, Jennifer (Marc) Lindner, Bill Otto, Steve Otto, Mike Otto, Tyler White, Carlee White, Shelby Otto and Levi Otto; three great grandchildren Isabella, Cole and Addisyn Dvorachek; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law Wesley and JoAnn Otto, Mel and MaryAnn Otto, Paul Kane, Marlene Revolinsky, Stewart Smith, nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends. Verna was preceded in death by her father-in-law and mother-in-law, Elmer, Sr. (Lillian) Otto, brother-in-law Tony Revolinsky, two sisters-in-law, Judith Kane and Susan Otto Smith. Friends may call from 4 00 to 8 00 p.m. on Sunday, July 8, 2012, at Zion Lutheran Church, 8378 County Road W, Wayside, WI and after 9 00 a.m. Monday until time of service. Funeral service 11 00 a.m. at the church with Rev. Steven Kline officiating. Burial in the church cemetery. Nickel Funeral Home, Morrison, assisting the family. Words cannot express our gratitude to Ledgeview Nursing Center and Southern Care Hospice for all the loving care extended to Verna and our family.
Katherine I. Hills
Katherine I. Hills age 74, of 1437 N. 8th St. Manitowoc, died unexpectedly Sunday, October 7, 2012, at Holy Family Memorial Medical Center in Manitowoc. Katherine was born on December 14, 1937, in Madison, daughter of the late John and Leota (Perkins) Peters. On November 7, 1959, Katherine was married to Alvin Hills at St. Peters Ev. Lutheran Church in Forestville. She worked at Tecumseh in New Holstein and then the couple farmed in the Town of Cato later moving to Reedsville. Katherine later worked at Schwartz Manufacturing in Two Rivers and Santa’s Best in Manitowoc. The couple has lived in Manitowoc since 1994. She loved fishing, flower gardening and all of her grandchildren. Katherine was a member of Bethany Ev. Lutheran Church. Survivors include her husband Alvin Hills, Manitowoc; four children Jackie Hills, Green Bay; Anthony (Melanie) Hills, Reedsville; Kim (Pat) Blashka, Reedsville; Shane (Sarah) Hills, rural Whitelaw; six grandchildren Joshua (Jamie) Winkel, Matthew (Alison) Hills, Naomi (Matthew) Wilson, Shawn Hills, Ryan Blashka and Amanda Blashka; three great grandchildren Rosalynn Hills, Mathias Hills, Nolan Wilson and one great grandchild due in March 2013; one brother and sister-in-law John (Wanda) Peters, Forestville; four sisters and four brothers-in-law Ann (Gary) Pilgrim, East Krok; Sue Warner, Green Bay; Jean (David) Pederson, Luxemburg; Blanche (Gene) Birkham, Madison; Gerald LaGrave, Rankin; nieces, nephews other relatives and friends survive. She was preceded in death by her parents John and Leota Peters; two brothers and sisters-in-law Andrew (Millie) Kessenich, William (June) Peters; one sister Ingra LaGrave; one brother-in-law Wayne Warner. Funeral services will be held at 11 00 a.m. Thursday, October 11, 2012, at the Bethany Ev. Lutheran Church, 3209 Meadow Lane, Manitowoc. The Rev. Stephen Melso and Rev. Robert Kujawski will officiate with burial to follow in the Evergreen Cemetery, Manitowoc. Relatives and friends may call at the Reinbold & Pfeffer Family Funeral Home, 818 State St. Manitowoc on Wednesday from 4 00 p.m. until 8 00 p.m. and on Thursday at the church from 10 00 a.m. until the time of service at 11 00 a.m. Online condolences may be expressed at www.jensreinboldandpfeffer.com. Katherine’s family would like to thank Dennis Duggan, the Mishicot and Maribel First Responders, Manitowoc Paramedics and the emergency room staff of Holy Family Memorial Medical Center for all of their life saving efforts to help save her life.
Kordell LeRoy Dvorachek
Kordell LeRoy Dvorachek, age 13, village of Reedsville resident, died unexpectedly on Sunday, July 15, 2012. Kordell was born October 11, 1998 to Scott and Rebecca (Schmidt) Dvorachek. He was a student at Reedsville Middle School in Reedsville, where he would be entering the 8th grade this fall. His contagious smile & laughter with his great sense of humor, along with his willingness to always help others will be missed by many. He had a great love for the outdoors and all outdoor activities, especially hunting & fishing; he also enjoyed participating in the youth trap league at the Reedsville Sportsman’s Club. He is survived by his parents, Scott and Rebecca Dvorachek of Reedsville; two brothers, Sean and Jayden at home; paternal grandparents Tom and Lynn Dvorachek, Reedsville; maternal grandparents Wayne and LuAnn Schmidt, Plymouth; and great grandparents Joyce Fogeltanz, Two Rivers; Kathy Boeselager, Plymouth; and Allen & Arlene Schmidt of Cascade. He is further survived by aunts & uncles which include Ben (Amber) Schmidt & family of Howards Grove, Tammy (Tyler) Schwochert & family of Kiel, Joe (Dana) Schmidt & family of Kiel, Dawn (Roger) Schneider, Jr. & family of Brillion, Eric (Lisa) Dvorachek & family of Oshkosh, Chad (Nicole) Dvorachek & family of Tampa, FL; several great aunts & uncles; his hunting buddies; and many, many great friends. He was preceded in death by a sister, Abigail Rose Dvorachek; great grandparents, Adolph and Caroline Dvorachek, LeRoy Fogeltanz, and Donald Boeselager; and a great aunt, Lori Matte. Funeral services were held at 11 00 a.m. on Thursday, July 19, 2012 at St. John – St. James Ev. Lutheran Church, 223 Manitowoc St. Reedsville. Rev. Timothy Nommensen officiated at the service, burial followed in St. John – St. James Cemetery, Reedsville. A memorial fund has been established in Kordell’s name. Deja & Martin Funeral Chapels, 1506 – 18th St. Two Rivers assisted the Dvorachek family with funeral arrangements. The Dvorachek family would like to extend a special thank you to the Reedsville First Responders, Valders Ambulance, Manitowoc County Sheriff’s Dept., and the Emergency Room Staff at Holy Family Memorial for all their continued efforts, and the support offered to our family at this most tragic time.
Joan “Jo” Harms
Joan “Jo” Harms, age 77 of Brillion, died on Friday July 20, 2012 at Appleton Medical Center. She was born on July 22, 1934, in Lancaster County Nebraska, daughter of the late Francis Everette and Maureen (Van Kirk) Hedges. Jo graduated from Waverly High School in 1952 and the University of Nebraska in 1956 with her B.A. in Elementary Education. She was a member of Faith United Methodist Church in Brillion, the United Methodist Women, Brillion Red Hatters, and the Cedar Falls Iowa Order of the Eastern Star. Survivors include her husband Clarence, a son Steven of Prescott AZ. a daughter Lauri (Steve) Tredinnick of Madison, 2 granddaughters Katie and Lizzie, 2 sisters-in-law Lorette Hedges of Lee’s Summit MO. and Ruth Pinckney of Wheatland MO. and many other relatives and friends. Jo was preceded in death by her son David on December 21, 1983 and her brother David Hedges. Funeral service will be held on Monday July 23 at 11 00 a.m. at Faith United Methodist Church in Brillion. The Rev. Susan Safford-Gaul will officiate. Burial will be in the Wyuka Cemetery in Lincoln Nebraska. Friends may call at the church on Monday from 9 00 a.m. until the time of service. A memorial fund has been established in Jo’s name. Online condolences may be made at www.wieting-funeralhome.com
Gertrude A. “Gertie” O’Leary
Gertrude A. “Gertie” O’Leary, age 84, of 410 Mill St. Reedsville, died early Tuesday morning, July 31, 2012, at Holy Family Memorial Medical Center, Manitowoc. Gertie was born March 1, 1928, in Manitowoc, a daughter of the late Jacob and Frances (Witczak) Rogala. She attended school in Manitowoc, graduating from Lincoln High School with the class of 1947. On Sept. 9, 1950, she married Donald O’Leary at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Manitowoc. He preceded her in death on Sept. 9, 1979. In addition to raising her family, Gertie worked at Tecumseh Products for many years, retiring in 1990. She was a long time member of St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Maple Grove and was active with the Altar Society of St. Pat’s. Gertie enjoyed shopping & loved to bake; but above all loved the time spent with her family, especially her grandkids and great grandchildren. She is survived by five sons and four daughters-in-law Mike and Debbie O’Leary, Bill and Kathie O’Leary, Steve and Jeanne O’Leary, all of Reedsville; Dan and Theresa O’Leary of Wausau, and Tim O’Leary of Reedsville; two daughters and a son-in-law Mary Sheehy of Reedsville, Kathy and Wayne Nohr, Wayside; 14 grandchildren Ryan O’Leary, Jenny (Seth) Schneider, Jason (Becky) O’Leary, Erica (Shawn) Stelzer, Brenda (Dan) Peterson, Gordy Sheehy and special friend Becky, Tony Sheehy and special friend, Taryn, Jeremy O’Leary, Paula O’Leary, Nick (Tabby) Nohr, Kim (Jason) Kiesow, Kevin Nohr and special friend Hannah, Don O’Leary and special friend Kristen, and Chris O’Leary; great-grandchildren include Brandon and Alanna Stelzer; Liliana, Mariah and Sydney O’Leary; Adamae Nohr; Dominic Kiesow; and soon to arrive, Isaac Kiesow. She is further survived by one sister and brother-in-law Jeanette (Edwin) Oswald, Manitowoc; two brothers Harry “Dewey” Rogala, of Two Rivers, and Stan Rogala of Manitowoc; one sister-in-law, Nedalka “Vicky” O’Leary of Manitowoc; many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. In addition to her parents and husband, Donald, she was also preceded in death by a son-in-law, Herman Sheehy; a grandson, Dusty O’Leary; two sisters Antoinette (Melvin) Kautzer, and Eleanore Rogala; a brother, Joe (Jeanette) Rogala; and two sisters-in-law Colletta Rogala and Angie Rogala. Funeral services will be held at 10 30 a.m. on Friday at Holy Family Parish, 1100 W. Ryan St., Brillion. Officiating at the Mass of Christian Burial will be the Rev. Timothy Brandt, with burial to follow in St. Patrick’s Cemetery, Maple Grove. Friends may call at Holy Family Parish in Brillion, from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 2, , where a parish wake service will be held at 7 30 p.m. Visitation will continue at the church Friday morning after 9 a.m. until 10 15 a.m. Deja & Martin Funeral Chapels, 1506 – 18th St. Two Rivers, ph 920-793-1756 is assisting the O’Leary family with funeral arrangements. The O’Leary family would like to extend special thanks to the staff at Holy Family Memorial, 5th floor, especially Nan; the staff of Whitetail Estates; and the staff at the Manitowoc Health Care Center for all the compassionate care that Gertie received. Special thanks also to Fr. Timothy and pastoral assistant, Rita Heraly for their comforting words, prayers and visits.
Jerry (Gerald) D. Brow
Jerry (Gerald) D. Brow — Age 68 On August 13, 2012, our spouse, father, grandfather, brother, uncle, and friend entered into eternal life. Although deeply saddened, we take comfort knowing Jerry was taken from us as he was enjoying his life's passion--flying. When he wasn't working on his plane or taking flying lessons, Jerry was an avid outdoorsman as well as an old car enthusiast. His most prized possession was his candy apple red, fully restored, 57' Chevy convertible. Through all his various interests, he touched the life of every person he met with his infectious laugh, personable nature and kind, generous heart. In addition to his sociable nature, Jerry was a successful businessman. For many years he owned and operated Central Temperature and Better Home Heating in Neenah, Wisconsin. After retirement he enjoyed life in Winneconne, Wisconsin and filled his leisure time with boating, hunting, fishing, attending EAA, and touring old car shows. In the winter he resided in Brooksville, Florida where he pursued vacations to Disney World with family, golfing, ocean fishing and shopping at various flea markets. At his time of death, Jerry was taken by the hand and lead to his eternal home by his oldest daughter Pamela Brow-Anderson. In December, he would have celebrated 50 years of marriage with his high school sweetheart, Kay. He was very proud of his daughter, Paula Brow Kasuboski, and her spouse Shawn. He spoiled and adored his seven grandchildren, Joel and Kailin Anderson, Justin, Emily, and Olivia Eichhorst, and Krystal and Lexi Kasuboski. He is also survived by his sisters, Eileen Brow and JoAnne (Jerry) Piotrowski; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Ray and Doris Van Buskirk; and many nieces and nephews. Please join us in celebrating Jerry's life on Saturday, August 18, 2012, at St. Mary Catholic Church, 210 Pleasant Dr. Winneconne. Visitation will be from 10 00 a.m. to 1 00 p.m. Funeral Mass to follow. In keeping with Jerry's generous nature, in lieu of flowers, the family requests that monetary memorials be donated in Jerry's name to Rawhide Boys Ranch in New London, Wisconsin. Please submit online condolences to muellerfuneralhomeinc.com