Obituaries - 2012

Eugene Roland “Gene” Broehm

Eugene Roland “Gene” Broehm, age 86, of Chilton, formerly of Hilbert, died on Friday August 24, 2012, at the Homestead Care Center in New Holstein. He was born on August 26, 1925, in Hilbert, son of the late Arvin & Lydia (Fredrich) Broehm.  He married Ruth Irene Wolf on September 17, 1948 ,at Trinity Lutheran Church in Brillion.  Gene was a partner with Armin Hernke in the Cold Spring Cheese Factory in Hilbert from 1941 to 1948 and then operated the plant from 1948 to 1975 when Golden Guernsey Dairy purchased the plant.  He then worked for Golden Guernsey Dairy until his retirement in 1985.  He was a member of St. Peter Lutheran Church in Hilbert, The Senior Citizens Groups of Chilton and Kiel, and he was a former member of the Wisconsin Cheese Maker’s Association.  He also served as a director for the State Bank of Hilbert.  Gene loved fishing, playing cards, and dancing with his wife. Survivors include his wife of 63 years, Ruth; 5 children, Sharen & special friend Chuck of Green Bay, Gary & Darlene of Winona, MN, David & Christine of Cedarburg, Lynette & Bruce of Hilbert, Cherlyn & Steven of Hilbert; 18 grandchildren; 7 great grandchildren; 3 sisters, La Verna, Germaine, Darlene & Paul; 4 brothers, Jerome & Joan, James & Grace, Carl & Sharon, Curley; and a sister-in-law, Virginia & Jim.  He is also survived by many godchildren, nieces, nephews, and friends.  Gene was preceded in death by 4 brothers, Milford, Rueben, Leo, & Ronald; and 2 brothers-in-law, Oscar and Harold. Funeral services will be at 11 AM on Tuesday August 28, 2012 at St. Peter Lutheran Church (43 N. 3rd St.) in Hilbert, with the Rev. Brian Crane officiating.  Burial will follow in the Community Cemetery in Brillion.  Friends may call at the Wieting Family Funeral Home (411 W. Main St.) in Chilton from 4 to 8 PM on Monday and again on Tuesday at the church from 9 to 10 30 AM.  A memorial fund has been established in the name of Eugene R. Broehm for St. Peter Lutheran Church in Hilbert, or the Lutheran Children’s Friend Society of Wauwatosa. Online Condolences www.wietingfuneralhome.com

Margaret T. Bastian

Margaret T. Bastian, age 85, formerly of Brillion, passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, August 26, 2012, at the Chilton Care Center. Margaret was born on October 31, 1926, in Brillion, daughter of the late John and Margaret (Braun) Schuh.  She married Vance Bastian on November 18, 1952 at St. Mary’s Rectory in Brillion.  He preceded her in death on February 22, 1987.  Margaret was employed at Ariens for 21 years until her retirement in 1989.  She was a member of Holy Family Parish; American Legion Auxiliary Bloedorn-Becker-Jensen Unit 126, Brillion Senior Citizens, and volunteered for the community and Holy Family Parish hot meal program.  Marge was known for her humility and laugh.  To co-workers she was an extremely hard worker who always did her best.  To friends, Margie was quick to share food, a good word puzzle or game of sheepshead.  She was devoted to the church and always quick with a “thank you” of appreciation. Survivors include her two daughters and one son-in-law Bev Bastian and Sue (Don) Lynch; three brothers and sisters-in-law Arnold (Marilyn) Schuh; Bernard (Nancy) Schuh; and James (Betty) Schuh; three sisters and one brother-in-law Grace Kolbe; Mary Reinke and “special friend Leroy”; Lucy (Chuck) Meyer; two brothers-in-laws John Schaffer; Poul Rasmussen; one sister-in-law Annet Schuh.  She was preceded in death by her parents John and Margaret Schuh; her husband Vance Bastian; her son Leon Bastian; four brothers  John I; John II; Henry, Elmer; two sisters Susie Schaffer and Theresa Rasmussen. Funeral services will be held at 11 00 a.m. on Wednesday, August 29, 2012, at Holy Family Parish in Brillion.  Rev. Michael Betley will celebrate the Mass of Christian Burial with burial to follow at Brillion Community Cemetery.  Relatives and friends may call at the church on Wednesday from 10 00 a.m. until the time of Mass.  The Jens Family Funeral Home and Crematory is assisting the Bastian family.  Online condolences may be expressed at www.jensreinboldandpfeffer.com A special thank you to those who helped Margaret in a time of need—especially Mary Cohen Kane.

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.

Philip Blanke

Philip Blanke, 62, of Sheboygan, passed away Monday, September 3, 2012, at Aurora Sheboygan Memorial Medical Center. Philip was born March 8, 1950, in Muskego to the late Elton and  Kathleen (Schufflebotham) Blanke.  He graduated from Sheboygan South High School in 1968.  Philip was employed at Simplicity Manufacturing until his retirement in 2009.  He enjoyed fishing, golfing and watching the Brewers and Packers. Survivors include two brothers, David Blanke, Sheboygan and Jeffrey (Susan) Blanke, Reedsville; four sisters, Susan (Daniel) Payne, Sheboygan, Barbara (Gregory) Sheve, Sheboygan Falls, Sharon (John) Bone, Sheboygan and Karen (James) Groeschl, Indiana; seven nieces and seven nephews. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one sister-in-law, Carol Blanke. In accordance with Philip’s wishes, a private family service will be held in his honor. The family would like to extend a special thank you to the nurses, doctors and clergy at Aurora Sheboygan Memorial Medical Center for their care and concern. Please visit www.zimmerfuneralhome.com to send email condolences.

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)

On Monday, September 10, 2012, Carol Brehmer of Green Bay left this earth to be with her Savior in her new heavenly home. Carol was born November 24, 1946, in Manitowoc, the daughter of Waldemar and Lavida (Rusch) Behnke.  She attended St. John & St. James Lutheran Parochial School, spending her childhood with her parents and sister on a farm in the Reedsville area.  She graduated from Reedsville High School as the salutatorian with the Class of 1964.  The Brillion Iron Works, IBM Dept. was her first employer. On Feb. 28, 1970, Carol married Gregory Brehmer at St. John & St. James Lutheran Church in Reedsville.  He preceded her in death April 25, 2002.  Their first home was in Brillion where their marriage was blessed with two sons, Dale and Daniel.  In 1978, they moved to Green Bay where Carol resided to the present time.  She was most recently employed by the Green Bay School District since 1995 in the Food Service Dept.  Carol very much enjoyed her time working there and all the wonderful co-workers she had the privilege of getting to know and becoming very good friends with many of them. Carol was an excellent cook and enjoyed sharing dinners she made with family and friends.  Decorating for the four seasons in her home and yard was something she always looked forward to.  Christmas was her favorite holiday and she loved decorating her tree in various themes from year to year.  Carol was also very creative in putting together a special “themed” game for the grandchildren to enjoy on Christmas Eve.  She then followed through with that playfulness at Eastertime, cleverly hiding eggs and baskets full of candy for the grandchildren to find. Carol’s knowledge and her love of flowers were displayed every summer in her yard as it was a showplace of beauty, due to the love and care she put into it. Survivors include her two sons and daughters-in-law, Dale and Kim Brehmer and their children Bryce and Brooke, Allouez; Daniel and Shelly Brehmer and their children Evan and Austin, Denmark; a beloved sister, Marlene (Dennis) Evenson, Valders; her mother-in-law, Ruby Brehmer, Brillion; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Gloria and Paul Laabs, Hilbert; Linda and John Witzke, Duluth, MN; Steven Brehmer, Green Bay; and Wendy May, Fond du Lac.  Nieces, nephews and many cherished friends also survive. She was preceded in death by her husband, Greg; her parents and her father-in-law, Wilmer Brehmer. Friends and family may call from 4-8 p.m. Friday, September 14, at Proko-Wall Funeral Home, 1630 E. Mason St.  Visitation will continue from 9-10 a.m. Saturday, September 15, at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 514 S. Clay St.  Funeral service at 10 a.m. with Pastor Roy Rose officiating.  Burial to follow at Woodlawn Cemetery. Carol’s outgoing personality and love of life will be missed very much by all who knew and loved her. In lieu of flowers a memorial fund has been established.

Helen Eckberg

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.

Roy Wallace Knoespel

Roy Wallace Knoespel, age 89, of Brillion passed away Monday, Sept. 17, 2012, at West Haven Assisted Living. He was born June 5, 1923, in Forest  Junction, to the late William and Wilhemina Knoespel.  On June 5, 1948, he married Lois Pearson at the Freidens Church, Brillion. Roy was a graduate of Brillion High School in 1940 where he was a member of the boys varsity basketball team. He served in the Army Infantry during WWII, seeing combat in both France and Germany. After being Honorably discharged, he returned to Brillion to work on the family farm and the local feed mill. He then operated the Brillion Garage as a co-owner prior to moving his family to River Falls, Wis. to start his career in Farm Equipment Sales. During this time, Roy worked for Oliver Corp, White Farm Equipment Co. and the farm equipment division of Brillion Iron Works while living in Waunakee, Wis. and Manchester, Iowa.  During that time, he was named Outstanding Sales Manager eight consecutive years. During his time in Waunakee, he established the Midget Basketball Program for boys in sixth through eighth grade. Roy had a lifetime love of sports following the Packers and UW teams.  He was an avid supporter of Brillion athletics attending both home and away games. Roy ushered at the Badger home football games, often taking his children to the games with him. He drove Brillion School bus for many years and enjoyed driving various sports teams to their away games. Roy was active in his Church, sang in the choir and held various committee positions. He had a great love of a well cared for lawn and honed this skill working at Deer Run Golf Course. Survivors include his wife, Lois children Pamela (John) Lindner of Rubicon, Wis., Tim (Ann) Knoespel of Brillion, Scott (Gina) Knoespel, of North Branch, Minn.; grandchildren Jason Lindner, Abby (Matt) Lewek, Dylan Knoespel, Jacob Knoespel, Jade Knoespel; and great-grandchildren Mackenzie and Anika Lewek.  He is further survived by his sister, Gladys Oskey, as well as several nieces and nephews, relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by siblings Hattie, Mabel, Herbert, Harold, Clarence, Florence, Allen, Willard, Duane. Funeral Services will be held at Faith United Methodist Church, Brillion on Friday, Sept. 21, with visitation from 9 to 11 a.m. Funeral Services to follow officiated by Susan Safford-Gaul. Burial will be at Highland Memorial Cemetery, Appleton WI. Online condolences may be made at www.wieting-funeralhome.com. Wieting Funeral Home, Brillion, assisted the family with arrangements.

Glenn “Beaver” Boettcher

Glenn “Beaver” Boettcher of Brillion, age 65, passed away Wednesday, September 19, 2012, at Green Bay Aurora Baycare Medical Center with his family by his side after a courageous 9 month battle with cancer. He was born on August 2, 1947, in Manitowoc, WI to the late Reuben “Buck” and Dorothy (Caflisch) Boettcher. Glenn graduated from Reedsville High School in 1965.  Glenn married his loving wife Sue (Spatchek) Boettcher on May 3, 1969, at St Mary’s Church in Reedsville.  They resided in Brillion where they raised their two sons, Kevin and Todd.  On September 9, 2009, he retired from the Brillion Iron Works after 43 years of service.  His hobbies included hunting trips out west, sturgeon fishing, and time spent at his fish pond/woods.  He enjoyed quality time with his grandchildren maintaining his backyard bird sanctuary!  Glenn and Sue looked forward to their trips to Vegas and scenic drives to Bayfield. Glenn is survived by his wife, Sue Boettcher, two sons, Kevin Boettcher and his children Cody and Ashley, and Todd (Tanya) Boettcher and their children, Justin, Brady and Marlie, two sisters, Gail (Tim) Steeber and Gwen (Ken) Weber, one brother Wayne (Cindy), mother-in-law, Marcella Spatchek, sisters-in-law, Sandy (Ron) Buboltz, Diane Stoer, Debbie (Norbie) Miller, and many nieces and nephews, other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by their infant son, his parents Reuben and Dorothy (Caflisch) Boettcher, father-in-law Elroy Spatchek, brother-in-law Bob Stoer, and other relatives. Funeral service will be held at 4 00 p.m. on Friday, September 21, 2012, at the Wieting Funeral Home in Brillion.  Officiating at the service will be the Rev. Timothy Brandt.  Entombment will take place at Knollwood Mausoleum in the town of Kossuth. Friends may call at the funeral home on Friday afternoon from 1 00 p.m. until the time of the service at 4 00 p.m.  Online condolences may be made at www.wieting-funeralhome.com. The family wishes to send a heartfelt thank you to Dr. Reynaldo Palines Jr. and the nursing staff at Green Bay Aurora Baycare Medical Center for their care and compassion.

Roy Henry Bastian

Roy Henry Bastian, age 91, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by family on Wednesday, September 19, 2012. He was born May 21, 1921 in the Town of Brillion, WI to George and Caroline Schmidt Bastian. He was married to the former June Luebke on December 23, 1952 in Appleton, WI. Survivors include his wife June and daughters Glenna (Tom Lach) Bastian, Marinette; Paula Bastian, Brillion; Carol (Paul) Graves, Oshkosh; and son Douglas (Anita) Bastian, Savage, MN; grandchildren Sarah and Andrew Braun, Erich and Rachel Graves and Dayna and Adam Bastian, mother-in-law Verona Luebke, sister-in-law Lois Herrmann and a brother-in-law Robert Golden. Also adopted family Mark, Carole, Nathan and Erin Rajkovitch; many nieces and nephews. Roy farmed in the Town of Brillion all of his life. During his lifetime, Roy was also an officer for the Brillion Co-op, a member of the Brillion Historical Society,  Calumet County ASC Community Committee vice-chairman, Town of Brillion Supervisor, Town of Brillion Town Chairman, and on the School Grove Dairy Board. Roy was active in his church, serving as a Trustee, on various committees as well as participating in the Methodist Men’s Brotherhood for many years. Roy liked to play card games, dartball, bowl, and go to musicals and plays. But the most important aspect of his life was his family. He was an integral part of his children’s and grandchildren’s lives. Pre-deceasing him were his parents; sisters and brother-in laws Irene and Wesley Schmidt, Mabel and Elmer Kruschke, Fern and Clarence Bernhardt, Erna and Warren Luedtke; father-in-law Erich Luebke; sister-in-law Jean Golden; and brother-in-law Robert Herrmann. Visitation will be held at the Wieting Funeral Home on Sunday, Sept. 23 from 3-6 p.m.; with viewing at Zion United Methodist Church in Forest Jct. on Monday, Sept. 24 from 9-11 a.m. and the funeral service following at 11 00 a.m. Interment will be at the Knollwood Chapel Mausoleum in Manitowoc. Online condolences may be made at www.wieting-funeralhome.com

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.

Deborah Kay Doemel

Deborah Kay Doemel, age 62, of Reedsville, Wisconsin, passed away at her home on September 25, 2012 with her family by her side, after a courageous battle with cancer. Deborah was born in Merrill, Wisconsin on April 23, 1950, daughter of the late Alfred and Lucille (Krueger) Strozewski.  She grew up in Neenah, Wisconsin.  On August 11, 1973 Deborah married Jeffrey G. Doemel in Neenah.  She was employed as a Radiologic Technologist for 42 years and was a member of the American Society of Radiologic Technologists.  Deborah was a member of St. John St. James Lutheran Church since 1977. She is survived by her husband Jeffrey G. Doemel of 39 years; three children, Jessica (Chris) Barber, Angela (Matthew) Doemel, and Jason (Gary) Doemel; two grandchildren, Lucas Barber and Ethan Richards; two sisters, Kathy Berndt and Karen (John) Knabenbauer; and a brother, Harold Strozewski; and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, and close friends.  She was preceded in death by her parents, an infant brother Paul Michael, father-in-law and mother-in-law George and Delores Doemel, and a brother-in-law Gene Berndt. Funeral Service will be held at 11 00 a.m. on Friday, September 28 at St. John St. James Lutheran Church.   Officiating will be the Rev. Timothy Nommensen. Friends may call at the Wieting Funeral Home in Reedsville, 15 7th Street, on Thursday, September 27, 2012 from 6 00 p.m. until 8 00 p.m.  The visitation will continue at church on Friday from 10 00 a.m. until the time of service at 11 00 a.m. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you consider donations to the American Cancer Society in Deborah’s name. Deborah was one tough cookie, despite the challenges life threw at her.  She was an inspiration to all who met her and was a shining example of strength and selflessness.  Her greatest joy was spending time with her family and playing with her grandsons.

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.

Vermay Emma Boettcher

Vermay Emma Boettcher, age 88, of the town of Brillion, passed away on Thursday, October 25, 2012 at her residence. Vermay was born on April 22, 1924 in the town of Brillion, daughter of the late Phillip and Laura Bastian.  She was a graduate of Brillion High School, class of 1942.  On March 22, 1947, she married Willard E. Boettcher.  She and Willard 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.  Vermay also enjoyed cooking, canning, and spending time with her family. Vermay is survived by her husband of 65 years, Willard; 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; one sister Bernice Tamm of Brillion; the family dog Rebel; nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.  She was preceded in death by their son Donald in 2000, her mother-in-law and father-in-law Lydia and Emil Boettcher; two brothers and two sisters-in-law Leroy (Vera) Bastian and Frebert (Roma) Bastian; and one brother-in-law Delton Tamm. Funeral Service will be held at 3 00 p.m. on Sunday, October 28, 2012 at the Wieting Funeral Home in Brillion.  Officiating will be the Rev. Becky Kindshi with burial to take place on Monday in the Brillion Town Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home on Sunday from 1 00 p.m. until the time of the service at 3 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.

Patricia Ann Bain

Patricia Ann Bain, age 76 of Brillion, died on Sunday October 28, 2012 at Bellin Hospital in Green Bay. She was born on March 20, 1936 in Gaastra MI. daughter of the late Walter and Margorie (Moger) Looney. She married Charles Bain on May 14, 1955 in Iron River MI. Pat worked at the Ariens Co. in Brillion for 25 years as a machinist and 10 years for American Greeting Cards. She was a member of Peace United Church of Christ in Brillion, the Women’s Guild, Brillion American Legion Auxiliary Unit #126, where she served as president for many years. She also served as president for the Calumet County American Legion Auxiliary. Pat loved her church, she loved gardening, reading, and was an excellent cook. Survivors include her husband Charles, her children, Barb (Dan) Peterson of New London, Steve Bain and friend Sarka Warzelova of New Berlin, 3 grandchildren, Jasmine, Jesse and Sarah, 5 great grandchildren, Brynn, Michael, Samuel, Shawn and Oscar, a special friend Patricia Powell and other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents and a daughter Julie. Memorial service will be held on Wednesday October 31, 2012 at 5 00 P.M. at Peace United Church of Christ in Brillion. The Rev. Kris Borns will officiate. Friends may call at the church on Wednesday from 3 00 P.M. until the time of service. Online condolences may be made at www.wieting-funeralhome.com

Delores L. Burich

Delores L. Burich, age 82, of Brillion, passed away on November 9, 2012 at Westhaven in Brillion surrounded by her family. Delores was born on June 10, 1930 in Menasha, daughter of the late Edward and Isabella (Wolf) Tschantz.  On May 10, 1951 she married John J. Burich in Brillion.  John preceded her in death on Sept. 15, 1977.  Delores worked for over 40 years at the Calumet County Bank, becoming the first woman officer and holding that position for many years before her retirement in 1987.  Delores loved going to the casino, fishing and spending time with her family.  She was always willing to help, whether it was sewing for the family, making and donating afghans, ironing for church or counting the money from collection.  Delores also loved to bake, often times making “the best chocolate chip cookies.”  She never allowed the cookie jar to empty. Delores is survived by her four children and their spouses Barbara (Steven) Schaeuble, Carole Burich, Chuck (Deb) Burich, all of Brillion, and Terri (Dave) Baith of Appleton; grandchildren Andy (Becky) Foytik, Becky (Sean) Irish, Tony (Danielle) Foytik, Cole (Tara) Burich, Eric (fiance’ Dani Kuntz) Burich, Kyla (Kurt) Stefan, Adam Baith, and Luke (Cathie) Baith; great-grandchildren Bristol and Bryar Foytik, Tia, Chloe, and Mak Irish, and soon to be baby Stefan; step-grandchildren Christopher (Megan) Schaeuble and PJ Schaeuble; four step-great-grandchildren; one brother and four sisters-in-law Willard (Nathalie) Tschantz of Brillion, Helen Gosz of Green Bay, Mildred Orth of Manitowoc, and Alyce Ott of De Pere; one brother-in-law Joseph Burich of Manitowoc; nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.  She was preceded in death by her husband John, her parents, her brother and sister-in-law Roman (Sally) Tschantz, and other in-laws John Gosz, Ray Orth, Fritz Ott, Julia (Ray) Grasser, and Mary (George) Kanter. Funeral Mass will be held at 5 00 p.m. on Wednesday, November 14, 2012 at Holy Family Catholic Church in Brillion.  Officiating will be the Rev. Timothy Brandt with burial at Holy Family Parish Cemetery in Brillion. Friends may call at the church on Wednesday afternoon from 2 00 p.m. until 4 45 p.m. The Wieting Funeral Home in Brillion is assisting the family.  Online condolences may be made at www.wieting-funeralhome.com The family thanks Heartland Hospice and the staff at Brillion West Haven. A memorial has been established.

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. 

Timothy P. Nate

On Friday, November 9, 2012, Timothy P. Nate was taken unexpectedly to heaven at the age of 58. Tim was born on July 19, 1954 to Thomas and Dotsie (Dugan) Nate.  He was raised in Maple Grove on the family farm, and was a graduate of both St. Patrick’s Grade School and Reedsville High School.  He then went on to get his apprenticeship and worked at Miron Construction for the last 33 years with Wisconsin Millwright Union.  Tim married Debbie Haelfrisch on August 16, 1975.  They were true soul mates.  They went on to raise three children, who were the light of Tim’s life. Tim most enjoyed spending time with his family.  He especially loved to be with his six grandchildren.  You could see the joy in his eyes when the kids ran to hug their “Papa.”  Tim was an avid sportsman.  He always looked forward to going hunting with the boys at H.S.F.L . deer camp. Tim coached football, basketball, and baseball for many years and still loved to go support his local teams.  He did charity work for many local organizations, including making chicken booyah (not soup) for Menchalville Fire Department and Whitelaw Sportsman’s Club.  He still prized working the land at his family farm with his brother and carrying on his dad’s legacy. Tim is survived by his loving wife, Debbie; his three children, Chad (Kelly) Nate, Michael (Heather) Nate, and Lea Ann Nate (fiancée Rick Laabs); his six grandchildren Sophia and Joey Barrington-Nate and Natalie, Dawson, Ava, and Brody Nate.  He is also survived by his mom Dotsie Nate; his siblings, Pat (Lynn) Nate and Debbie (David) Bauknecht and his brother-in-laws and sister-in-laws Sandra (Gary) Luedtke, Rosemary (Lawrence) Zutz, Jim (Paula) Haelfrisch, Tom (Chris) Haelfrisch, and Larry (Monica) Haelfrisch.  He will be remembered fondly by many, many nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts, uncles and family friends.  Tim truly touched the lives of many and will never be forgotten. Tim was preceded in death by his father Tom Nate; his mother and father-in-law Frederick and Marian Haelfrisch and special friend, Pat Fenlon. The Mass of Christian Burial was held on Wednesday, November 14, 2012 at Holy Family Parish in Brillion. Entombment followed in Knollwood Chapel Mausoleum, Hwy. 310, Manitowoc. Deja & Martin Funeral Chapels, 1506 – 18th St. Two Rivers, assisted the Nate family with funeral arrangements. We would like to thank Reedsville First Responders, Valders Ambulance, Manitowoc County Sheriff’s Department, and the staff at Holy Family Memorial Medical Center for their excellent care and unending compassion toward Tim and his family.

Rudolph Paul Ourada

Rudolph Paul Ourada, age 88, of Reedsville, passed away on Saturday, November 10, 2012 at Manor Care in Appleton. Rudy was born on April 28, 1924 in Marathon County, son of the late James and Mary (Tikalsky) Ourada.  On May 10, 1946, he married Cecelia Frisch at St. John’s in Antigo, WI.  Rudy & Cel operated Rudy’s Café in Antigo for many years.  In 1972, they moved to Reedsville, and Rudy became a chef at Kabat’s Country Garden. He was also employed by the Reedsville Public School District and Hamilton Industries.  Rudy was a member of the Amvets, American Legion, Knights of Columbus, and Holy Family Parish.  He was also an avid Packer and Brewer fan. Survivors include his wife Cecelia (Frisch) Ourada of Reedsville; Their Children   Marlene & Steve Schultz of Hayward, Mike & Helen Ourada of Merrill, Katie & Bill Helphrey of Menasha, Barb & Larry Bauknecht of Goodlettsville, Tennessee, Jan & Bill Behnke of Reedsville, John & Penny Ourada of Merrill, Joan & Mike Zipperer of Reedsville, Pat Ourada of Reedsville, Dave & Sue Ourada of Manitowoc, Paul & Brenda Ourada of Reedsville, and Lori & Chris Rabideau of Katy, Texas; 27 Grandchildren; 42 Great Grandchildren and one on the way; One Sister and brother-in-law Vi & Gene Zueske; five sisters-in-law; nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends. Rudy was preceded in death by his parents, a daughter Darlene, a son Jack, a great-grandson Jackson,  brothers, sisters and other in-laws. Funeral Services will be at 11 00 a.m. on Thursday, November 15, 2012 at Holy Family Parish in Brillion with the Rev. Timothy Brandt officiating.  Burial will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery in Reedsville.  Military Rites will be accorded by the AmVets Post 1032 of Reedsville. Friends may call at Wieting Funeral Home in Reedsville from 4 00 p.m. until 7 30 p.m. on Wednesday, November 14.  Deacon Steve Letourneaux will lead a prayer service at 7 30 p.m.   The visitation will continue at the church on Thursday morning from 9 00 a.m. until 10 45 a.m. In lieu of flowers a memorial fund has been set up in Rudy’s name. The Wieting Funeral Home is Reedsville is assisting the family.  Online condolences may be made at www.wieting-funeralhome.com The Ourada family would like to thank St. Mary’s Village, St. Elizabeth’s Hospital, Manor Care, Heartland Hospice, and   Bellin Health for the great care given to Rudy.

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

Jeanette Pritzl

Jeanette Pritzl, age 90, formerly of Brillion, passed away on Tuesday, November 20, 2012 at Riversbend Health and Rehabilitation Center in Manitowoc. Jeanette was born on June 1, 1922 in Brillion, daughter of the late William and Lena (Weins) Schneider.  She attended St. Mary’s Catholic School and was a graduate of Brillion High School, class of 1941.  On September 2, 1942, she married Leo Pritzl at St. Mary’s Church in Brillion.  He preceded her in death on September 8, 2006.  Jeanette owned and operated the family farm with her husband Leo, as well as working at Scharbarth’s Grocery Store, Schmidt’s Clothing Store, and Larsen Canning Company.  She enjoyed sewing, did a lot of craft work, enjoyed playing cards, and traveling up north to the cabin with her husband.  Jeanette was a member of Holy Family Catholic Church, the former St. Mary’s Church in Brillion, the Christian Mother’s and Ladies Solidarity, the Diner Clowns of New Holstein, and was a former member of the Kasson Homemaker’s Club. She is survived by her children and their spouses Donald and Sandi of Brillion, Howard and Barb of Reedsville, and Jeanne and Ralph of Stillwater, OK; one son-in-law James (Dori) Behnke of Brillion; grandchildren Tom (Cheryl) Pritzl of Appleton, Robin (Nancy) Pritzl of Little Suamico, Mike (Lisa) Pritzl of De Pere, Megan Pritzl of Sheboygan Falls, Shane Sprangers of Stillwater, OK, Tina (Dale) Galoff of Brillion, Rick (special friend Colleen) Behnke of Reedsville, and Ryan (special friend Kayla) Behnke of Brillion; 13 great-grandchildren; her siblings Roger (Bette) Schneider of Appleton, Jim (Pat) Schneider of Reedsville, and Mary Rose Schneider of Minot, ND; two sisters-in-law Mary and Nancy Schneider; nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.  Jeanette was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Leo, two children William Pritzl and Nancy Behnke, and two brothers Clemens and Kenneth Schneider. Funeral Mass will take place at 11 00 a.m. on Saturday, November 24, 2012 at Holy Family Church in Brillion.  Officiating at the Mass of Christian Burial will be the Rev. Timothy Brandt with burial to follow in Holy Family Cemetery. Friends may call at the church on Saturday from 9 00 a.m. until 10 45 a.m. Online condolences may be made at www.wieting-funeralhome.com The family would like to thank Riversbend for their compassion and care shown to Jeanette and the rest of her family. The Wieting Funeral Home in Brillion is assisted the family.

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

Ella M. Guthrie

Ella M. Guthrie Ella M. Guthrie, age 80, of Brillion, passed away on Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012. A full will be in next week’s paper.

Ella Mae Hinke Guthrie

Ella Mae Hinke Guthrie, age 80 of Brillion, WI passed away peacefully Dec 6, 2012, at the home of her daughter and son-in-law in Green Bay with her devoted husband Paul at her side. Guthrie, EllaWritten By   Ella Guthrie 3-10-2005 Found By   Husband, Paul  12-9-2012 I am the youngest of six Hinke children.  Born to Nellie and Henry Dressel Hinke on August 29, 1932.  I was born and raised in the small town of Stanley Wisconsin during the Great Depression.  I had a wonderful childhood, living on a small farm and oblivious of the scarcity of luxurious material things.   My childhood dream of becoming a nurse became a reality in 1953.  I graduated from Luther Hospital School of Nursing and Eau Claire Teachers College.  My nursing career brought me “the love of my life,” Paul, who at the time was a seriously ill patient on my wing in the hospital.  He tells me that he made up his mind the minute I walked into his room, in my white uniform and nurses cap, that he was going to marry me. He did, 58 happy years ago, on March 13, 1954, in Stillwater, MN.  We have four grown children and their families that we love dearly and enjoy the relationships that we have with all of them.  Including our six grandchildren and four great grandchildren (with another on the way)   My most challenging, interesting and rewarding nursing experiences occurred here in Calumet County as a staff Public Health Nurse and then the Director of the Health Department and Home Health Care Agency.  What wonderful, kind and caring people we have in this county, and I had the privilege serving them from 1970 -1995, when I retired from the nursing profession.   Paul and I have enjoyed our retirement years traveling throughout the U.S., Canada, Mexico and Europe.  We spent many years volunteering in State and National Parks, meeting people from around the world.   Love to you all, Ella XOXOXO   While home in Brillion, Ella was active in the local Red Hats Club and Women’s Club.  She worked on numerous committees in Women’s Club including Beautify Brillion, Lunch with Santa, Tour of Homes, and assisted with the Women’s Club garden on Main Street. Ella touched many lives in her personal and professional life. Her legacy shall remain as a devoted wife to Paul, a loving mother to her children, an inspiration to her grandchildren and great grandchildren, and a great humanitarian.  Ella will be missed by all. Survivors include her husband Paul, four children Robert Guthrie of Burlington, VT, Kim (Randy) Perra of Green Bay, Kevin (Rose) Guthrie of Brillion, Kirk (Peggy) Guthrie of De Pere, six grandchildren, four great grandchildren with another one due soon.  She is further survived by brother Dr. Marvin (Helen) Hinke of Madison, brother-in-law Rev. Stanford Strosahl of Sun Prairie, sister-in-laws Keryl Hinke of Fond du Lac, Doris (Richard) Zimmerman of Brookfield, Mary Lee of Eau Claire, Ruth Leigh of St. Cloud, MN, and many nieces, nephews and friends. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by three brothers Dr. Dayton Hinke, Warren Hinke and Don Hinke, sister, Phyllis Strosahl, four brother-in-laws Robert Guthrie, Bob Lee, James Leigh and Richard Hoffmeister and five sister-in-laws Ruth Hinke, Donna Hinke, Mary Hinke, Marcella Hinke and Gladys Hoffmeister. A service of shared memories will be held at 7 00 p.m. on Saturday, December 22, 2012 at the Wieting Funeral Home in Brillion. Friends may call at the funeral home on Saturday from 4 00 p.m. until 7 00 p.m. Online condolences may be made at www.wieting-funeralhome.com

Harvey “Ole” Emil Waack

Harvey “Ole” Emil Waack, age 82, of 308 Briarcliff Road in Reedsville, passed away on Saturday, December 8, 2012 at Manitowoc Health and Rehabilitation Center. Harvey was born on March 10, 1930 in the town of Rockland, son of the late Emil and Bertha (Bubolz) Waack.  He was a lifelong member of St. John St. James Lutheran Church in Reedsville.  He attended St. John St. James Lutheran School and was confirmed at St. John St. James, Lutheran Church in May 28, 1944.  Harvey was a graduate of Reedsville High School, class of 1948.  He was proud to be a member of the 1946 Reedsville State Champion Basketball team.  On November 15, 1952, Harvey married Charmaine Eickert at Trinity Lutheran Church in Brillion.  They celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary this year.  The couple owned and operated their farm together with the help of their family.  On January 1, 1979, the farm became Waack Family Farms, Inc., and is still in existence today, carried on by his son and grandsons.  Along with farming over the years, Harvey was a milk hauler, was a Reedsville Co-op Board Member and Secretary, was church council member and secretary, was on the Collins State Bank Board, and worked at the Equity part-time.  He loved working on the farm, especially driving combine, watching the Packers, Badgers, Brewers, and High School sports on the television, and spending time with his family. Harvey is survived by his wife of 60 years, Charmaine of Reedsville; one son Gary Waack of Reedsville; one daughter and son-in-law Gail (Brian) Haas of Reedsville; five grandchildren Tim (Amy) Waack of Reedsville, Troy Waack of Manitowoc, Chris Waack and special friend Stacey of Manitowoc, Carrie Waack and special friend Paul of Green Bay, and Bryce Haas of Reedsville; one brother and two sisters-in-law Ervin (Elaine) Waack of Valders and June Waack of Manitowoc; one sister Ida Mae Krepline of Brillion; four brothers-in-law Norman (Caroline) Krahn, Bob (Dolores) Eickert, Gerald (Bonita) Eickert, and Ronald (Glenda) Eickert all of Brillion; special relative Carson Stark; nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends. He was preceded in death by a great-grandson Brendon Waack, one brother Elroy Waack, one sister Betty Krahn, and one brother-in-law Orville Krepline. Funeral Service for Harvey will be held at 12 00 p.m. (NOON) on Thursday, December 13, 2012 at St. John St. James Lutheran Church in Reedsville.  Officiating at the service will be the Rev. Timothy Nommensen with entombment at Knollwood Mausoleum in the town of Kossuth. Friends may call at the church on Wednesday, December 12, 2012 from 4 00 p.m. until 8 00 p.m., and again on Thursday morning from 9 00 a.m. until 11 45 a.m. The Wieting Funeral Home in Reedsville is assisting the family with funeral arrangements.  Online condolences may be made at www.wieting-funeralhome.com The family would like to extend a special thank you to Dr. Herring, Dr. O’Brien, and their staffs, the nurses and staff at Cozy Corners in the Manitowoc Health and Rehabilitation Center, the Manitowoc Fire Department Paramedics, and Holy Family Memorial Emergency Department for their compassion and care.

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.

Grace A. (Heinrich) Ramsey

Grace A. (Heinrich) Ramsey, age 87, of Seymour passed away Monday, December 10, 2012 at Good Shepherd Nursing Home in Seymour. She was born on July 17, 1925 in Green Bay, daughter of the late Gustave and Katherine (Zick) Huebner. In March of 1946 she married Reinholdt Heinrich and he preceded her in death in 1968.   In March of 1986 she married Franklin Ramsey and he preceded her in death in July of 1986. In 1970 Grace moved to Seymour, prior to that she and her husband had farmed in the Brillion area.  She was employed in the bakery dept. of Don’s Market from 1972 until her retirement. She enjoyed working on jigsaw puzzles and sewing plastic canvas crafts. Grace was a member of the Seymour United Methodist Church. She is survived by her two daughters and son-in-law Ruth Immel, Neenah, and Rachel (Brian) Murphy, Seymour; two sons and daughters-in-law David (Rita) Heinrich, Brillion, and Philip (Nancy) Heinrich, Oshkosh; nine grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren.  Further survived by two sisters-in-law Erma Heinrich, Manitowoc, and Elna Look, Lomira; brother-in-law Ervin Young, Tennessee. Grace is preceded in death by her parents; two husbands; three brothers Milfred, Benjamin, and Harvey Huebner; sister Rosella Young; son-in-law Don Immel; brother-in-law Jesse Heinrich. Friends may call at Seymour United Methodist Church on Thursday, December 13, 2012 from 9 am until services at 11 am with Pastor Rebecca Henry officiating.  Burial will take place in the Brillion Community Cemetery, Brillion. Online condolences may be expressed at www.muehlboettcher.com Special thanks to the staff at Good Shepherd Nursing Home, Shepherd’s Inn, and also to Heartland Hospice for the wonderful care given to our mom.  

Lawrence J. Rector

Lawrence J. Rector, 60, Brillion resident, died Saturday December 15, 2012, at a local hospital after a courageous battle following heart surgery. Rector, LawrenceHe was born April 17, 1952 in Norfolk, VA to Carol Buffington and the late Harry Rector.  Larry attended Marinette Catholic Central High School graduating in 1970.  He married the former Suzanne Klarner on June 1, 1973 at St. Jude Catholic Church.  Larry was employed by the Brillion Iron Works for almost 40 years.  His passion for football led him to a 25 year coaching career for the 7th grade Brillion Chargers.  Larry was extremely proud of his family and treasured his time spent with his grandchildren.   He is survived by his wife Suzie, Brillion and their three children Tanya (Chris) Host, Sobieski; Scott Rector, Brillion and Jill Rector, Green Bay; seven grandchildren Austin, Tyler, Scotlynn, Aubrey, Evan, Cayden and Kamryn; his mother, Carol Buffington, Green Bay; his in-laws Bonnie (Lee) Wertel, Green Bay; Jim Klarner, Fort Myers, FL; Julie Klarner, Green Bay; Todd (Beth) Klarner, Mooresville, NC; Tom (Snip) Klarner, Pittsfield and Lisa (Jeff) Macco, Green Bay; nieces and nephews and a very special aunt and uncle, Bill (Peggy) Buffington, Brillion.   He was preceded in death by his father-in-law and mother-in-law, Jerome and Carol Klarner; two nieces, Rebecca Campbell and Dawn Travis.   Per Larry’s request a private family service was held on Wednesday at the Proko-Wall Funeral Home with Suzie’s cousin, Abbot Gary Neville, O’Praem officiating.  On-line condolences may be sent to Larry’s family at www.prokowall.com   Larry’s family would like to extend their sincere gratitude to the wonderful doctors, nurses and staff at Bellin Hospital’s 2nd floor ICU.  Their care and concern will always be remembered.

Scott Michiels

Scott Michiels, age 55, of Brillion, passed away unexpectedly at December 23, 2012, at University Hospital in Madison, Wisconsin. ScottMichelsScott 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. JIM BHe 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

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

Norman F. Resch

Norman F. Resch, age 88, of rural Reedsville, died on Thursday December 29, 2011 at Calumet Medical Center in Chilton. He was born October 21, 1923 in Oshkosh, son of the late Louis & Margaret (Wilhelm) Resch. On October 28, 1944 he married Mary Duggan at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Maple Grove. He farmed in the Town of Maple Grove his entire life. Norman loved his family, his farm, and his Catholic faith. He was a member of St. Joseph Oratory in Green Bay where he faithfully attended traditional Latin Mass. Survivors include his wife Mary, his children, Rosalie Aimers of Green Bay. Bernard Resch on the homestead, Mary Tennessen of Kaukauna, Michael Resch and Anthony Resch both on the homestead, 3 grandchildren 7 great grandchildren, 2 sisters, Margaret (John) Gwidt of Pulaski, Mary (Elmer) Phipps of Reedsville, a brother Joseph (Bernice) Resch of Whitelaw and many other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, a grandson Chad, 2 brothers Harry and Louie, and a sister Dorothy Preston. Mass of Christian burial will be held on Tuesday January 3, 2012 at St. Joseph Oratory, 1825 S Riverside Dr (Hwy57) in Green Bay, at 11 00 a.m. The Rev. Andreas Hellmann will officiate. Burial will be in St. Patrick Cemetery in Maple Grove. Friends may call at the Wieting Funeral Home in Reedsville on Monday from 4 00-9 00 p.m. There will be no visitation before mass on Tuesday.
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Grandpa, I know you are home now and at peace. God has restored your memory and your health. I do not cry for you, I selfishly cry for myself. I wish I could have said “God bless you”, or hugged you one more time. I will never forget walking with you to bring the cows home or riding on the tractor in the field, you were always so protective, so strong. Rejoice with the Father in heaven Grandpa, where I know you are brave and strong again. I love you; I will never forget you Grandpa. God Bless You!    Shelby
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Mernabelle (Mernie) Behnke

Mernabelle “Mernie” Behnke, age 83, of Waterford WI, formerly of Reedsville, died on Friday, January 6, 2012, at Waterford Sr. Living. She was born on December 12, 1928 in the Town of Brillion, daughter of the late Theodore J. & Elsie (Riemer) Lau.  She married Francis Polifka on December 25, 1949. He preceded her in death in 2007. On October 30, 1976, Mernabelle married Lester H. Behnke at St. John St. James Lutheran Church in Reedsville. He preceded her in death in 2002. Mernabelle worked for various businesses in the area for 17 years, including Geiger’s Restaurarant and the Ariens Co. in both in Brillion. She was a member of St. John St. James Lutheran Church in Reedsville and the Ladies Aid. She loved spending time with her children, grandchildren, and extended family. She also enjoyed doing various craft projects. Survivors include her children; Roger (Kathy) Polifka of Bremerton, WA, Rozanne (Timothy) Bird of Burlington, Steve Polifka of Milwaukee,  John Polifka of Greeley, CO, Judy Polifka of Chicago,  4 grandchildren; Traci Polifka, Brian (Anna) Polifka, Laura (Chris) Schoeneck, Nathan Bird, 2 great grandchildren; Christopher Polifka and Avery Schoeneck, 7  step children; Joanne (Roger) Fischer of Appleton, Dianne (Jerome) Witkowski of Ripon, Suzanne (Ray) Bubolz of Reedsville, Rozanne (Ralph) Bohrtz of Greenleaf, Julianne (Scott) Free of Manitowoc, Luanne (Jeff) Gast of Wisconsin Rapids, Lorianne (Tom) Holdcroft of Greenville, and numerous step grandchildren and step great grandchildren, 2 sisters; SeVera Lau of Milwaukee, Violet (Jerold) Havel of Appleton, a brother; Waldemar Lau of Sherwood, and many other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her husbands, a step grandson Jordan Free, 3 brothers, Private Elroy Lau, Wallace Lau, Wilbert Lau, and 2 sisters Evelyn Behm and Alice Hernke.   Funeral service will be held on Thursday, January 12, 2012 at 11 00 a.m. at St. John St. James Lutheran Church in Reedsville. The Rev. Timothy Nommensen will officiate. Burial will take place in the Westside Cemetery. Friends may call at the church on Thursday from 9 00 a.m. until the time of service. A memorial fund has been established in Mernabelle’s name.  The Wieting Funeral Home in Reedsville is assisting the family with arrangements. Online condolences may be made atwww.wieting-funeralhome.com

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.

Edgar Arthur Klessig

Edgar Arthur Klessig, age 90, of Brillion died peacefully at his home on Wednesday January 18, 2012. He was born on April 1, 1921 in the Town of Rockland, son of the late Walter & Laura (Wunsch) Klessig.  On June 11, 1944 he married Verona Stecker, daughter of George & Adela (Riemer) Stecker, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Rantoul. He famed in the Town of Rantoul his entire life. He was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Rantoul where he served as an elder; he served on the school board and building committees. He also sang in the Mens Choir. Edgar was a charter member of the Lake to Lake Co-op, and was a member of the Gideon’s International, and the Farm Bureau. Survivors include his wife of 67 years, Verona, 5 dedicated sons, Lowell (Christine) Klessig of Amherst Junction, DuWayne (Sharon) Klessig of Chilton, Daniel (Judith) Klessig of Dryden NY, David (Rhonda) Klessig of Hilbert, Steve (Faye) Klessig of Brillion, 12 grandchildren, 6 great grandchildren, 6 step grandchildren, 6 step great grandchildren, 2 brothers-in-law Orville Stecker and Wallace Zahn, and other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, his only brother Louis, and 3 sisters-in-law. Cordia Zahn, Rosie Stecker, and Arlene Stecker, and a brother-in-law Vernon Stecker. Funeral service will be held on Saturday January 28 at 11 00 a.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church in Rantoul. The Rev. Timothy Benninghoff will officiate. Burial will be in Trinity Lutheran Cemetery, Rantoul. Friends may call at the church on Saturday from 9 00 a.m. until the time of service. In Lieu of flowers a memorial fund has been established in Edgar’s name. The Wieting Funeral Home in Brillion is assisting the family with arrangements. Online condolences may be made at www.wieting-funeralhome.com Edgar testified daily to his faith in his Lord Jesus Christ.
 

Aleda A. Helm

Aleda A. Helm, age 93, of Appleton, passed away on Thursday, January 26, 2012, at Cherry Meadows Hospice.  Aleda was born on November 20, 1918, in Weyauwega, Wisconsin, to the late Reinhardt and Anna (Mittlestadt) Radtke. She married Clarence Helm on September 16, 1939, in Weyauwega; he preceded her in death on September 16, 1992.  Aleda was a longtime member of St. Paul Ev. Lutheran Church and the Ladies Aid.  She enjoyed knitting, travel and especially time spent with her grandchildren and great grandchildren. Aleda was a switchboard operator at Memorial Hospital in Appleton and at the Brillion Telephone Company.  Survivors include her sister, Carolyn (Bob) Wagner, Neenah; her grandchildren, Julie (Todd) Maney, Whitelaw; Jill (Rick) Eiles, Whitelaw; Robbie (Sara) Kvitek, Green Bay; Judy (Dave) Gross, Auburn, Washington; and Jackie Helm, Touchet, Washington; her great grandchildren, Parker Maney, and Sam and Ben Eiles; daughter-in-law, Joan Helm, Waitsburg, Washington; her son-in-law, Robert Kvitek, Menchalville; and her sisters-in-law, Pat Radtke, Kimberly, and Rae Marie (Jim) Steinfest, Brillion.  She is further survived by many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.   Aleda was preceded in death by her daughter, Nancy Kvitek; her son, James Helm; her brother, Allen Radtke; her sister, Beata (Norman) Depner; her brother-in-law, Ronald Helm and her great grandson, Trace Kvitek.  Funeral services will be at 11 00 a.m. on Tuesday, January 31, 2012, at ST. PAUL EV. LUTHERAN CHURCH, 302 N. Morrison Street, Appleton, with Rev. Kenneth L. Frey and Rev. Donald Ninmer officiating.  Friends may call at the Wichmann Funeral Home on Monday from 4 00 p.m. to 7 00 p.m. and again directly at the church on Tuesday from 10 00 a.m. until the time of services.  Entombment will be in Highland Memorial Park, Appleton.  The family would like to extend a sincere thank you to her special friend, Lynn Barrett and her cousin, Barb Bishop, for their loving care. Wichmann Funeral Home 537 N. Superior Street Appleton     920-739-1231 Online Condolences www.wichmannfargo.com  A daughter, a sister, a wife, a mom, a cousin, an aunt, a mother-in-law, a grandma, a great-grandma and a friend

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.

LaVern M. Krizenesky

LaVern M. Krizenesky, age 96, formerly of Brillion. Our Savior, Jesus Christ, chose to call LaVern from this life to everlasting life on Thursday, February 2, 2012 at Homestead Care Center in New Holstein. She was born on May 23, 1915 in the Town of Rantoul, daughter of the late Albert & Elsie (Leider) Krueger. LaVern attended Trinity Rantoul grade school and Brillion High School.  She married Thomas Krizenesky on August 6, 1938 at Trinity Lutheran Church Rantoul. LaVern worked at Calumet Dutch Canning Co.,  L.M. Becker, and Brillion Building Supply all in Brillion, for many years.  She loved her family, babysitting her grandchildren, cooking, and painting. LaVern was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Brillion and the Ladies Aid. Survivors include a daughter, Doris Wordell of Sheboygan Falls, a son and daughter-in-law Dennis & Paulette Krizenesky of Brillion, her grandchildren, Keith (Laurie) Wordell of Kenosha, Karen Wordell of Manitowoc, Thomas Wordell of Madison, Matthew (Katherine) Wordell of Round Rock TX, Brian ( Stacie) Krizenesky of Brillion, Troy (Elaine) Krizenesky of Darboy, Tammy (Matt) Plate of Little Chute, Kristine (Dan) Kiesow of Brillion, her great grandchildren, Elise, Nathan, Joanna, Joshua, Benjamin, Katrina and Kara Wordell, Levi, Trevor, Dontae, Justin, and Ryan Krizenesky, Devin and Logan Plate, Renae and Bryce Kiesow, and many other relatives and friends. LaVern was preceded in death by her husband Thomas on July 24, 1990, a son-in-law Donald Wordell on January 30, 2003,  brothers and sisters-in-law, Ted (Selma) Krueger, Elmer (Hildegard) Krueger, Arno (Ruth) Krueger, a sister and brother-in-law Viola (Walter) Lemke, and her in-laws George Krizenesky, Elsie Dassow, Sylvia and Joseph Tikalsky. Funeral service will be held on Monday, February 6, 2012 at 2 00 p.m.  at Trinity Lutheran Church in Brillion. The Revs. Ross Henzi and Jonathan Bourman will officiate. Burial will be in Trinity Lutheran Cemetery. Friends may call at the church on Monday from NOON until 1 45 p.m. with the service to follow at 2 00 p.m. The Wieting Funeral Home in Brillion is assisting the family with arrangements. Online condolences may be made at www.wieting-funeralhome.com. Be faithful, even to the point of death, and I will give you the crown of life. Revelation 2 10

Audrey Mae Stecker

Audrey Mae Stecker, “Mae”, age 83, of Hilbert, passed away on Saturday, February 25, 2012 at her home surrounded by her loving family. Mae was born on May 10, 1928 in the town of Schleswig, Manitowoc County, daughter of the late Louis and Viola Bunge.  On August 16, 1947, she married Wilbert “Willie” Stecker Sr. in Hilbert.  He preceded her in death on April 12, 2010.  Before their marriage, Mae worked at the Red Raven Inn as a waitress.  After their marriage, she raised their 11 children and worked on the family farm.  Mae also enjoyed gardening, quilting, dancing, and especially spending time with her family.  She was a member of Peace Evangelical and Reformed Church, Potter. Survivors include her children and their spouses  Dianna (Jared) Huber, Appleton, Nelda (Gary) Mueller, Jericho, Marcia (Steven) Allen, Green Bay, Keith (Janet) Stecker, Hilbert, Marc (Mary) Stecker, Hilbert, Peggy (Howard) Martin, Hilbert, Connie (Dennis) Gutsmiedl, Oshkosh, Vanessa (Jeff) Wagner, Appleton, Wilbert Jr. “Will” (Lynn) Stecker, Greenleaf, Dana (Stacy) Stecker, De Pere, and Trisha (Daryl) Ticknor, Hilbert, 35 grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren, brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law Herman Jr. (Audrey) Stecker, Potter, Ambrose Lisowe, Chilton, Marianne (Clarence) Buechel, Hilbert, Marilyn (Allen) Stache, Hilbert, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.  She was preceded in death by her parents, an infant son Roy, a sister and brother-in-law Carmen (Norbert “Mike”) Brandenburg, two brothers Edgar and Roy Bunge, mother-in-law and father-in-law  Herman Sr. and Norma Stecker, and other in-laws. Funeral Services will be held at 1 00 p.m. on Thursday, March 1, 2012 at Peace Evangelical & Reformed Church, Potter.  Officiating at the service will be the Rev. Dr. Marc Axelrod with burial to follow at Brillion Community Cemetery. Friends may call at the church on Thursday morning from 10 00 a.m. until the time of service at 1 00 p.m.  Online condolences may be made at www.wieting-funeralhome.com.  The Wieting Funeral Home in Brillion is assisting the family with arrangements. The family would like to thank Chris, the county nurse and the ResCare ladies who provided compassionate care to Mom.

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.

Janice Mae Hillmann

Janice Mae Hillmann, age 78, of Reedsville, passed away on Sunday, March 4, 2012 at Brillion Westhaven.  Janice was born on February 13, 1934 in the town of Maple Grove, daughter of the late John and Delia (Behnke) Utke.  She attended St. John St. James Lutheran School in Reedsville and graduated from Reedsville High School, class of 1952.  Janice married John Hillmann on June 20, 1953 at St. John St. James Lutheran Church.  After high school, she worked for one year at First National Bank, Manitowoc.  She was a member at St. John St. James Lutheran Church in Reedsville.  Janice was a loving, stay at home mother who raised her four children and helped her father and mother on their dairy farm.  She loved family gatherings with her children and grandchildren. Janice is survived by her husband of 58 years John; their four children Joy (Rev. Jim) Bolda, Fall River, WI, Jane (Rev. Tom) Schneider, Stevensville, MI, Judy (Larry) Boettcher, Reedsville, WI, Jeff (Molly) Hillmann, Green Bay, WI; their grandchildren Jace Bolda, Fall River, Jenna Bolda, Watertown, SD and fiancé  Ben Schmudlach, Mequon, WI, Dr. Abigail (Bryant) Polzin, Milwaukee, WI, Emily Schneider, Fort Worth, TX, Jesse (Lindsey) Schneider, Milwaukee, WI, Molly Schneider, Stevensville, MI and fiancé Michael Schroeder, Mankato, MN, Marissa (Tim) Maertz, Brillion, WI, Landon Boettcher, Taran Boettcher, and Callen Boettcher, all of Reedsville; one great-grandson Lucas Schneider, Milwaukee; one sister-in-law Delores Schwalenberg, and one brother-in-law and sister-in-law Fred (Toni) Hillmann.  Nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends further survive.  She was preceded in death by her parents, an infant brother, a granddaughter Ashley Boettcher, her father-in-law and mother-in-law, and a brother-in-law Cyril Schwalenberg. Funeral Service for Janice will be held at 11 00 a.m. on Wednesday, March 7, 2012 at St. John St. James Lutheran Church, Reedsville.  Officiating at the service will be the Rev. Timothy Nommensen with burial at Westside Cemetery, Reedsville. Friends may call at church on Wednesday morning from 9 30 a.m. until the time of the service at 11 00 a.m. Online condolences may be made at www.wieting-funeralhome.com.  The Wieting Funeral Home, Reedsville is assisting the family with arrangements. A memorial fund has been established in Janice’s name. Janice’s family would like to thank Pastor Nommensen, Dr. Timothy Maatman, the Hospice Nurses, Brillion Westhaven’s loving staff, Tracy, Ruth Denor, and many other loving family members, cousins, and neighbors.

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!

Daniel R. Geiger

  Daniel R. Geiger, age 89, of Brillion, passed away on his birthday, March 18, 2012 at Bellin Hospital, Green Bay.   Danny was born on March 18, 1923 in Brillion, son of the late Daniel and Ida (Vogel) Geiger.  He graduated from Brillion High School, class of 1941.  On August 27, 1952, Danny married the love of his life, Beverly Ann Suchan, in Reedsville.  She preceded him in death on September 9, 2011.  Danny owned and operated the Tri County Farms until 1971 and worked at the Brillion Iron Works in the Farm Equipment Division, retiring in 1988.  He was a member of Holy Family Parish, the Brillion Lions Club, and the Brillion Conservation Club.  Danny was very active in the community and with church.  He loved to play cards, collect coins, travel, weekends at Shawano Lake, and to garden.  Danny was an avid fisherman and hunter and the deer are safe now!  Danny also loved spending time with his family.  He passed away on his birthday and joined his “Dolly” to resume their Sunday dancing that they loved so much. Survivors include his children and their spouses Mark (Mary Ann) Geiger of Francis Creek, Cynthia (Steven) Klein of Francis Creek, Daniel (Patsy) Geiger of Brillion, Lynn Ann (Thomas) Cisler of Maribel; 13 grandchildren Jolene (Jake) Funk, Kristy (Jeff) Hahn, Lee Geiger and special friend Katie, DJ Chupita and special friend Alex, Stephanie (Jerome) Wotachek, Mike Chupita, Cassandra (Kevin) Krajnik, Tyler Klein, Sara Geiger and special friend Josh, Jennifer (Aaron) Kuhls, Christopher Cisler, Nicholas Cisler, Jennifer (Rick) Collins; five great grandchildren Isaac, Naomi, Samuel, Emma, and Logan; two sisters, five brothers-in-law and three sisters-in-law Rita (Allen) Wittmann, Brillion, Dolores Diny, Depere, Katherine Geiger, Brillion, Joseph Juckem, Chilton, Albert Brick, Depere, Gary Suchan of Reedsville, Ken (Sue) Suchan of New Holstein, and Rose Piepenburg of Brillion; nieces, nephews, other relatives, and many friends. Danny was preceded in death by his parents, his wife Beverly, three brothers and two sisters-in-law Norbert (Monica) Geiger,  Elmer (Bernice “Bun”) Geiger, Bernard Geiger, three sisters and two brothers-in-law Ida Juckem, Germaine Brick, Hilaria (Eddie) Dvoracheck, Michael Diny, and other in-laws. Mass of Christian burial will be held at 5 00 p.m. on Wednesday, March 21, 2012 at Holy Family Catholic Church in Brillion. Officiating at the Mass of Christian Burial will be the Rev. Timothy Brandt, with burial in the Holy Family Cemetery, Brillion. Friends may call at the church on Wednesday from 1 30 p.m. until 4 45 p.m. The Wieting Funeral Home in Brillion is assisting the family with arrangements. Online condolences may be made at www.wieting-funeralhome.com The family wishes to extend a special thanks to the entire staff of Brillion West Haven for the compassion and care given to Dad and his entire family.

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.

John B. Frisby

John B. Frisby, 65, of La Crosse, Wis., was born to eternal life on April 12, 2012. John was born Nov. 13, 1946, to Ray and Everdene “Joan” (Brethouwer) Frisby of Brillion, Wis. He graduated from Brillion High School and in 1971 earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Lakeland College. He married Eloda Johnson and they had three children; Patti (Dan) Hougom, Gerrilynne “Gigi” Kunert and Galen Frisby. He was the proud grandfather of Johnathan, Marissa, Johanna and Michael Kunert and Dawson and Sawyer Hougom. In addition to these he is survived by his sister, Holly (Robert) Nash; aunt, Fay Graff; and many cousins. An avid sports enthusiast, John took particular delight in the Green Bay Packers. He was a history buff who enjoyed reading and had an amazing memory for historical events and dates. John loved sharing fond memories of his trips to Oklahoma where his father was raised and where John spent many happy times. Known for his lively spirit and sense of humor, John will be missed by those he loved and who loved him. Funeral services were held on Tuesday, April 17, 2012, at the Schumacher-Kish Funeral Home of La Crosse. Pastor John Eumurian officiated. In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred and will be used in John’s memory. Online guestbook is available at www.schumacher-kish.com.

Myrtle Bastian

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

Irene E. Renon

Irene E. Renon, age 93, of 4516 County U, Newton, died Sunday, April 29, 2012, at Holy Family Memorial Medical Center. Irene was born on November 2, 1918, in Brillion, daughter of the late George and Ida (Edinger) Worm.  She attended Brillion schools.  On November 19, 1940, she married Fred Renon in Chilton.  He preceded her in death on August 21, 1978. Irene lived in the Brillion area until 1970 and then moved to Newton.  She was a member of Immanuel Evangelical Lutheran Church.  Irene was employed at Mirro Corporation in Manitowoc for 26 years.  After retirement, she was a member of the Pigeon Lake Garden Club, a certified driver for Red Cross and was a member of the Manitowoc Senior Center. She enjoyed gardening. Survivors included   one son and daughter-in-law Randy (Jackie) Renon, Greenleaf; one daughter Alice Horn, Brillion; five grandchildren Dan (Jodie) Renon, Greenleaf; Jerry (Paula) Renon, DePere; David (Amy) Renon, Greenleaf; Brian (Lori) Horn, Brillion; Laurie (Dave) Sommers, Brillion; 13 great-grandchildren Tyler (Alicia) Renon, DePere; Ryan, Darrin, and Mitchell Renon, DePere; Kaitlyn and Jennifer Renon, Greenleaf; Michael Renon, Greenleaf; Michael and Thomas Horn, Brillion; Amber (Kevin) Leiterman, Brillion; Samantha, Alyssa, and Amanda Sommers, Brillion;  four great-great grandchildren Grant, Trent, and Mason Leiterman, Brillion; Kaylee Renon, DePere.  She was preceded in death by her husband Fred Renon; one son-in-law Willis Horn. Private funeral services will be held at 11 00 a.m. on Saturday, May 5, 2012, at Immanuel Evangelical Lutheran Church, 916 Pine Street, Manitowoc.  Rev. Nicholas Maglietto will officiate with burial to follow at Brillion Community Cemetery.  The Reinbold and Pfeffer Family Funeral Home of Manitowoc is assisting the family.  Online condolences may be sent to www.jensreinboldandpfeffer.com The family would like to thank Marsha for her compassionate care shown to Irene.

Donald Peter Paul Sommers

Donald Peter Paul Sommers, age 81, of Brillion, died unexpectedly on Monday May 7, 2012 at St. Elizabeth Hospital in Appleton. He was born on June 26, 1930, son of the late Michael & Bernadine (Brochtrup) Sommers. He graduated from Brillion High School in 1948. On June 9, 1951 he married Lila Elenor Krueger in Hollandtown.  They were blessed to celebrate with family and friends last year their 60th Wedding Anniversary. Don had a long career in sales, starting out at Kloehn Electric with appliances, then cars. His next move was into insurance sales, where he was a State Farm Insurance agent for over 29 years. After that, he sold advertising for WMBE and WRJO radio stations. Don was a member of the Brillion Volunteer Fire Department from 1954 through 1964. He was also a member of the Brillion Jaycees, a Charter Lifetime member and past president of the Brillion Optimist Club, and was an active member of the Brillion Athletic Association for many years. He served on the Brillion City Council from 1964 through 1974. During his term, he was proud to be a part of the group that established the Brillion Community Center with a basketball court. Don also served as a Calumet County Board Supervisor from 1974 through 1986. After a two year break, he served again as a Supervisor for the county from 1988 through April of 2012. With his love for basketball, he was the volunteer basketball coach for St. Mary’s School from 1962 through 1979. He coached both teams which included grades 5 through 8. He also had the help of good friend, Merrill Vanderhoof, for several years coaching the St. Mary’s Raider teams. He enjoyed spending time with his three children, five grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Don was a big sports fan and loved to play basketball. He played many years on the Brillion City team and Hilbert’s team. He also loved to play tennis. You could even find him on the court when he was 79 years young, swinging a racket with his children and grandchildren. Matches even involved his nephew and Godson Mike. There might have been a few occasional questionable line calls from Don, mixed in the many matches through the years! Even though he couldn’t swim, he enjoyed the water and boating. Don and Lila enjoyed visiting cottages of relatives and had a cottage of their own on Long Lake. He loyally followed the Brillion sports teams, along with being an avid Green Bay Packer fan and Ice Bowl survivor. Survivors include his wife Lila, his children, Cindy (Gene) Sievert of Reedsville, Don Mike Sommers of Oshkosh, Dave (Laurie) Sommers of Brillion, his grandchildren Dana (Chris) Hoyer and their children Ethan and Sevanna of Brillion, Briana (Nick) Abel of Brillion, Samantha Sommers, Alyssa Sommers, and Amanda Sommers all of Brillion, 2 sisters Ann (Frank) Petrie of Fremont CA, Gerry (Roger) Weber of Hilbert, 2 sisters-in-law Phyllis (Harlan) Krahn of Brillion, Dorothy (Otto) Rusch of Washburn WI, and many nieces, nephews and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister-in-law and brother-in-law Sandy & Kenley Krueger. Mass of Christian burial will take place at 11 00 a.m. on Saturday May 12 at Holy Family Catholic Church in Brillion. The Rev. Timothy Brandt will officiate. Burial will be in Brillion Community Cemetery. Friends may call at the church on Friday from 4 00-8 00 p.m. and then again on Saturday from 9 00 – 10 30 a.m. with mass to follow at 11 00 a.m. In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund has been established in Don’s name. 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.

Geraldine M. Zipperer

Geraldine M. Zipperer, age 74 of Brillion, passed away on May 16, 2012 at Chilton Care Center. She was born April 8, 1938 in Manitowoc, daughter of the late Joseph and Lillian (Hynek) Krall.  She married Berthold F. Zipperer on November 19, 1955 in Whitelaw.  She graduated from Manitowoc Lincoln High School. Geraldine and her husband owned and operated Zipperer’s Cheese Factory in Brillion from 1966 to 1987, which was one of the last cheese factories in Wisconsin to accept milk in cans.  They made the best fresh squeaky cheddar cheese curds. They also managed the School Hill Farmers Co-Op Cheese Factory from 1959-1966. In 1962, at the Wisconsin Cheese Makers Association, they won the Blue Ribbon for the best Raw Milk Cheddar Cheese in Wisconsin. After Zipperer’s Cheese Factory closed in 1987, Geraldine worked as a cook for Deer Run Golf Course and also worked in the deli at Kwik Trip. She also loved animals and had many cats and dogs that she cared for. Geraldine was very generous and selflessly gave to her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren.   She was a member of Holy Family Catholic Church in Brillion. She is survived by a daughter Lynn Klessig of Brillion, and a son Bert (Laurie Frank) Zipperer of Madison, three grandchildren; Jennifer (Ryan) Mattek of Milwaukee, Melanie Klessig (fiancé Dan Woelfel) of Potter and Andrew Klessig of Milwaukee, one great grandson; Ethan, a brother-in-law Gordon Isco of St. Petersburg, FL.  Geraldine was preceded in death by her husband Berthold in January 1984, her grandparents, a sister, and numerous aunts and uncles.  Mass of Christian burial will be at 5 00 p.m. on Thursday, May 24 at Holy Family Catholic Church in Brillion.  The Rev. Tom Long will officiate. Burial will be in the Holy Family Cemetery.  Friends may call at the church in Brillion from 2 00 p.m. to 4 30 p.m. on Thursday, with mass to follow at 5 00 p.m.  The Wieting Funeral Home in Brillion is assisting the family with arrangements.  Online condolences may be made at www.wieting-funeralhome.com A special thank you to Dr. Foley, Dr. Janu, and especially Dr. Tipler for their kindness and wonderful care they gave Mom.  Thank you also to Chilton Care Center and their staff.  And we will always be forever grateful to the Scott and Ann Kubichek family, especially Mike, for always being there for Mom.  They were Mom’s angels here on earth.

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.

Louis P. School

Louis P. School, age 89, of Brillion, passed away unexpectedly Tuesday, May 22, 2012 at his residence and is now at peace with the Lord and his wife Ardyth. Louis was born on May 19, 1923 in Hollandtown, son of the late Anton and Henrietta (Brochtrup) School.  On September 14, 1944, he married Ardyth Reichel.  She preceded him in death on October 6, 1997. During his professional life, Louis worked numerous hours as a dairy farmer.  He also worked in sales at Keller Structures from 1964 - 1987.  Upon retirement, Louis and Ardy spent many years camping at Tilleda Falls with family and friends.  He was a competitive card player, especially sheepshead.   Louis celebrated his 89th birthday this past Saturday with his family and friends.  Above all, Louis enjoyed being with friends and his very loving family.    He was a member of Holy Family Catholic Church. Louis is survived by his children and their spouses Daniel (Joyce), Richard (Donna) all of Brillion, Kathy (Tom) Deffke of Shorewood, Mary (Tim) Jansen of Sussex, Ellen (Randy) Winkler of Madison, Karen (Dennis) Asbel of Green Bay, John (Heidi) of Brillion, Alice (Jim) Thayer of Appleton, Peter of Milwaukee, and Tony (Shelley) of Milwaukee;  22 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren;  one sister Mary Rita VandeHey; one brother and  four sisters-in-law Robert (Elaine) School, Marie School, Elaine Juno, Marion (Russ) DeLaHunt; many nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, a daughter Susan, three brothers and two sisters-in-law Howard (Evelyn), Paul (Gladys), and Arthur; two sisters and five brothers-in-law Florence (James) Potter, Eleanor (Ray “Rumps”) Micke, Roland VandeHey, Vic Juno, and Peter (Rose) Reichel. Funeral Mass will be held at 11 00 a.m. on Friday, May 25, 2012 at Holy Family Catholic Church, Brillion.  Officiated at the Mass of Christian Burial will be the Rev. Matt Simonar, with burial at St. Francis Cemetery, Hollandtown. Friends may call at the Wieting Funeral Home, Brillion, on Thursday, May 24, 2012 from 4 00 p.m. until 8 00 p.m.  A rosary service will take place at 7 30 p.m.  The visitation will continue at the church on Friday morning from 9 00 a.m. until 10 30 a.m. with Mass to follow at 11 00 a.m. Online condolences may be made at www.wieting-funeralhome.com

Louis P. School

Louis P. School, age 89, of Brillion, passed away unexpectedly Tuesday, May 22, 2012 at his residence and is now at peace with the Lord and his wife Ardyth. Louis was born on May 19, 1923 in Hollandtown, son of the late Anton and Henrietta (Brochtrup) School.  On September 14, 1944, he married Ardyth Reichel.  She preceded him in death on October 6, 1997. During his professional life, Louis worked numerous hours as a dairy farmer.  He also worked in sales at Keller Structures from 1964 - 1987.  Upon retirement, Louis and Ardy spent many years camping at Tilleda Falls with family and friends.  He was a competitive card player, especially sheepshead.   Louis celebrated his 89th birthday this past Saturday with his family and friends.  Above all, Louis enjoyed being with friends and his very loving family.    He was a member of Holy Family Catholic Church. Louis is survived by his children and their spouses Daniel (Joyce), Richard (Donna) all of Brillion, Kathy (Tom) Deffke of Shorewood, Mary (Tim) Jansen of Sussex, Ellen (Randy) Winkler of Madison, Karen (Dennis) Asbel of Green Bay, John (Heidi) of Brillion, Alice (Jim) Thayer of Appleton, Peter of Milwaukee, and Tony (Shelley) of Milwaukee;  22 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren;  one sister Mary Rita VandeHey; one brother and  four sisters-in-law Robert (Elaine) School, Marie School, Elaine Juno, Marion (Russ) DeLaHunt; many nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, a daughter Susan, three brothers and two sisters-in-law Howard (Evelyn), Paul (Gladys), and Arthur; two sisters and five brothers-in-law Florence (James) Potter, Eleanor (Ray “Rumps”) Micke, Roland VandeHey, Vic Juno, and Peter (Rose) Reichel. Funeral Mass will be held at 11 00 a.m. on Friday, May 25, 2012 at Holy Family Catholic Church, Brillion.  Officiated at the Mass of Christian Burial will be the Rev. Matt Simonar, with burial at St. Francis Cemetery, Hollandtown. Friends may call at the Wieting Funeral Home, Brillion, on Thursday, May 24, 2012 from 4 00 p.m. until 8 00 p.m.  A rosary service will take place at 7 30 p.m.  The visitation will continue at the church on Friday morning from 9 00 a.m. until 10 30 a.m. with Mass to follow at 11 00 a.m. Online condolences may be made at www.wieting-funeralhome.com

Rita Mathes

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.

Veronica Ann (Pritzl) Voss

Veronica Ann (Pritzl) Voss, age 96 of Brillion, entered into eternal life on Thursday, June 14, 2012 at Rivers Bend Health & Rehabilitation in Manitowoc from complications of Alzheimer’s disease. She was born on December 24, 1915 in Brillion, daughter of the late Louis J. and Anna (Eigenberger) Pritzl. She was united in marriage to Earl J. Voss on January 24, 1942 in Brillion. He preceded her in death on November 14, 2000. She and Earl farmed on the Voss Homestead for 36 years. Veronica was known as a loving, hospitable lady who always found room and food for unexpected guests at her table. Her beautiful smile and kind heart will be greatly missed. She loved children, particularly her grandchildren and great grandchildren, and even during her struggle with Alzheimer’s, nothing brought a smile to her face as quickly as the sight of a child. Veronica was a woman of strong faith and was a devout member of Holy Family Parish in Brillion, where she had the honor of being the oldest parishioner at the time of her death. She also was a lifetime member of Holy Family Christian Mothers Society. Survivors include her children, Peggy (Ben) Peters of Brillion, Susan (James) Goll of Appleton, James (Mary) Voss of Warrenton, VA; her grandchildren, Ben Peters III of Brillion, Angie (Nathan) Wright of Howards Grove, Jenny (Rich) DeBauche of Mishicot, Jake (Katie) Peters of Menomonee Falls, Sherri (Matthias) Lester of Longmont, CO, Lora (Merle) Verhagen of Appleton, Sr. Mary Elizabeth Voss of St. Louis, MO, Molly (Brian) Rubino of Ashburn, VA, Annie (Andy) Surine of Falls Church, VA, her great grandchildren, Elijah Wright, Peyton, Ava, and Joshua Verhagen, Dominic, Gabriella, Juliana, Augustine, Elizabeth, Sam, and Cecilia Rubino, Luke Surine, Anthony and Anastasia Lester. She is further survived by a sister Dorothy (Larry) Kubale of Middleton, and a brother-in-law Edgar Voss of Brillion.  She was preceded in death by a sister and brother-in-law Mary (Walter) Lashua, and three brothers and sisters-in-law, Louis (Lucille) Pritzl, Arthur (Bernice) Pritzl, and Elmer (Julia) Pritzl. Mass of Christian burial will be held on Monday, June 18, 2012 at 11 00 a.m.  at Holy Family Catholic Church in Brillion. The Rev. Timothy Brandt will officiate. Burial will be in Holy Family Cemetery. Friends may call at the church on Monday from 9 00 a.m. to 10 45 a.m. with Mass to follow at 11 00 a.m. The Wieting Funeral Home in Brillion is assisting the family with arrangements. Online condolences may be made at www.wieting-funeralhome.com. The family of Veronica would like to extend a very special thank you to the staff of Rivers Bend for all their love, care, and concern given to Veronica during her illness. Their kindness will always be remembered.

Bernice M. (Barth) Flament

Bernice M. (Barth) Flament, age 91, formerly of Brillion, passed away Friday, June 15, 2012 at Calumet Medical Center, Chilton. Bernice was born on September 10, 1920 in Brillion, daughter of the late Henry and Wilhelmina (Redig) Barth.  She worked for L.M. Becker and Ariens Company and was a faithful member of Holy Family Parish. Bernice was an avid sports fan and loved to watch the Bucks, the Packers, and the Brewers.  She enjoyed playing cards, traveling, baking, cooking, and especially enjoyed spending time with her family. She is survived by her three children Barb Moehr of Brillion; Bob (Sue) Flament of Greenleaf, and Kathy (John) Kolbe of Chilton; seven grandchildren Robyn (Randy) Raddatz of Chilton, Tom “TJ” (Jenny) Moehr of Brillion, Jennifer (Jeff) Banowetz of La Farge, Shannon (Alec) Otto of Greenleaf, Chris (Tammy) Kolbe of Muskego, Kevin (Dannice) Kolbe of Rowley, IA, and Kim (Joe) Boehnlein of Chilton; one sister-in-law Marcella Barth of Reedsville; nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.  Bernice was preceded in death by one granddaughter Jackie, one brother Edward Barth, two sisters and two brothers-in-law Margaret and Gordon Stern and Cecilia and Edmond Rank, and her special friend Emery Richter. Funeral Service will be held at 6 00 p.m. on Monday, June 18, 2012 at Holy Family Parish, Brillion.  Officiating at the Mass of Christian Burial will be Rev. Timothy Brandt. Friends may call at the church on Monday afternoon from 4 00 p.m. until 5 45 p.m.  The mass will follow. Online condolences may be made at www.wieting-funeralhome.com Bernice’s family would like to thank the Chilton Care Center and Calumet Medical Center Staffs for their compassionate care that was shown to her.

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.

Harland “Harley“ P. Prochnow

Harland “Harley“ P. Prochnow, age 86, of Reedsville, passed away on his birthday Monday June 18, 2012 at Brillion West Haven. Harley was born June 18, 1926 in Valders, son of the late Elmer and Gertrude (Mahnke) Prochnow. He was a 1944 graduate of Reedsville High School. Harley served our country in the United States Navy. He was also a member of the Reedsville Fire Department for 29 years. On September 19, 1953 Harley married Geraldine “Gerry” Sauter in Phillips, WI. She preceded him in death on December 10, 1992. Harley, along with his father and brother Bud, co-owned Sentry Foods Stores in Reedsville and Brillion. In 1983 Harley and Gerry became snowbirds when they retired and purchased a home in Sun City West, Arizona. Harley wintered in Arizona until 2005 when health issues made him return to Wisconsin to be closer to family.  Harley had a wide variety of interests. He was a skilled bowler having won the 1984 Arizona State Senior Bowling Championship. He loved to dance, especially polkas and waltzes. He never walked away from a good game of sheephead. Harley took great pride in his vehicles, and even after he could no longer drive he still took an interest in new cars and trucks on the lot. In his early 50’s, he got his motorcycle license and would ride his Yamaha with his dog, Pepper, on the back. He enjoyed watching his sons play various sports, but his greatest joy was to watch his grandchildren at their sporting events. Harley is survived by his special friend and companion, Dorothy Haese of Reedsville; his three children Peggy Prochnow (special friend Chris Martin) of Newton, Perry Prochnow (special friend Renee) of Brillion, and Paul (Bonnie) Prochnow of Algoma; grandchildren Troy Prochnow (special friend Carlye Lettenberger) of Brillion, Charlie Prochnow (special friend Allie Hayes) of DePere, Katie Prochnow of Manitowoc, and Zach Prochnow of Algoma; step-grandchildren Chris Raymakers, Derek, Laura, and Troy Hendricks; siblings Carlos “Bud” (Ruth) Prochnow of Reedsville, Gloria (Al) Vigil of Appleton, Marlene (Jerry) Liebergen of Fort Atkinson, and Terry (Karen) Prochnow of Reedsville; two brother-in-laws Gene (Doris) Plate of Green Bay, and Dale “Bud” Barnard of Reedsville; nieces, nephews; other relatives and many friends in both Wisconsin and Arizona. He was preceded in death by his loving wife of almost 40 years, Gerry, his parents, his mother-in-law Manila Sauter, his sister Pearl Plate, and his companion for many years, Mary Honomichl. According to Harley’s wishes, only a private family service was held. He was interned with his wife at Knollwood Mausoleum. The Prochnow family would like to thank the following for everything they have done to help Harley in the final weeks of his life Reedsville First Responders, Valders Ambulance, Bellin Staff, Renness Rehab, Heartland Home Health Care and Hospice, Brillion West Haven, and the Reedsville Manor staff and residents. Memorials may be made to Reedsville Fire Department, Reedsville First Responders or Heartland Hospice Memorial Fund. Online condolences may be made at www.wieting-funeralhome.com The Wieting Funeral Home in Reedsville has assisted the Prochnow family with funeral arrangements. Dad, We have done as you have requested. The cattle have been cared for. The produce case looks good, and those pork chops have been cut to the perfect thickness. It is now time to turn out the lights and lock up the store for one last time. Enjoy your time with Mom - you both deserve a rest. - Your kids and grandkids

Steven Alvin Koffarnus

Steven Alvin Koffarnus, age 63 of Kaukauna, passed away on June 24, 2012 with his family by his side after a courageous ten-month month battle with cancer. He was born in Appleton on April 11, 1949 to Roman and Nina (Martin) Koffarnus. He graduated from Brillion High School in 1967.  Steve’s employment included being a Manager at Koffarnus Bar & Bowl, sixteen years at G & G Machine, and most recently by Per Mar Security as a Security Guard until his illness.  He was a member of Bethany Lutheran Church in Kaukauna, and enjoyed camping, country music festivals with friends, hunting and fishing, playing cards, and spending time with his grandchildren. Steve is survived by his wife of thirty-five years Kathy (Kalies) Koffarnus; two sons Jason (Cait) Koffarnus and Scott (Deb) Konop; a daughter Tracy (Chris) Rank; and his grandchildren Ethan, Ana, Ava, Ayden, and Lilyana.  Steve is also survived by his siblings Nancy (John) Behnke, Gary (Ruby) Koffarnus, Bonnie (Phillip) Matthies, Diane (Tim) Rulseh, Cheryl Duszynski, Scott (Cheri) Koffarnus; his step-mother Kay Draheim Koffarnus; as well as many nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by his parents. Funeral services will be held at 4 00 PM on Thursday, June 28, 2012 at BETHANY LUTHERAN CHURCH, 124 W. 10th Street in Kaukauna, with Rev. Levi Willms officiating.  Visitation  wioll be held at the church on Thursday afternoon from 2 00 PM until the time of the service. Online condolences may be offered at www.wichmannfargo.com. Steve’s family wishes to extend their sincere appreciation to Pastor Levi and Bethany Lutheran Church, Dr. Goggins, Dr. Kohl and their staffs, and the staff at Cherry Meadows Hospice for their compassionate care of Steven.

Rita Mary Lau

Rita Mary Lau, age 88, died on Monday July 2, 2012 at Manitowoc Health & Rehabilitation Center. She was born on June 21, 1924 in the town of Holland in Brown County, daughter of the late Steve and Cora (Vander Loop) Wittmann. Rita was a 1943 graduate of Brillion High School. On July 20, 1944 she married Delbert A. Lau in Pueblo, Colorado. She was employed at the Brillion Iron Works in the office until her retirement in 1979. For many years Rita enjoyed sewing wedding dresses and many other seamstress duties. She was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Brillion and the Ladies Aid, the Brillion Ladies Cribbage Club and the American Legion Auxiliary in Brillion for over 60 years. Survivors include two sons, Thyrone Lau of Kaukauna, Daryl Lau of Brillion, three daughters and sons-in-law, Evelyn & Don Busse of Reedsville, Denise & Ralph Schmitting of Brillion, Roxane & James Schmitting of Brillion, 10 grandchildren, D. Jay Busse of Appleton, Chris (Leeann) Busse of Greenleaf, Brad (Becky) Busse of Reedsville, Jesse Schmitting of Milwaukee, Drew Schmitting of Oshkosh, Kyle Schmitting of the U.S. Armed Forces, Carrie (Lance) Wenzel of Brillion, Dara (Andy) Schuh of Brillion, Danielle Schmitting and fiancé Kyle Guthrie of Brillion, and Ashley Schmitting of Brillion, 9 great grandchildren, Alyxandra & Mikalya Busse of Appleton, Mason Busse of Greenleaf, Jade & Paige Busse of Reedsville, Avery & Lily Wenzel of Brillion, Landon & Quinn Schuh of Brillion, a brother Marvin Wittmann of Little Chute, 4 sisters, Arlene Fink of Kaukauna, LaVerne (Jerry) Meyer of Kiel, Gloria (Don) Steinfest of Brillion, Dorothy (Allan) Zahn of Brillion, and many other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her husband Delbert in 1993, a son Glen Albert Lau, a daughter-in-law Christine Lau, 3 brothers-in-law, Lyle Fink Sr. Harland Schuh, Gerhard Lau Sr. and a sister-in-law Rachel Lau. Funeral service will be held on Monday July 9 at 3 00 p.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church, 601 E. National Ave. Brillion. The Rev. Jonathan Bourman will officiate. Burial will be in Trinity Lutheran Cemetery. Friends may call at the church on Monday from NOON until 2 30 with the funeral to follow at 3 00 p.m. The Wieting Funeral Home in Brillion is assisting the family with arrangements. Online condolences may be made at www.wieting-funeralhome.com The Family wishes to thank the staff at Manitowoc Health & Rehab for their compassionate care of Rita.

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

Jeffrey Geiger

Jeffrey Geiger, formerly of Brillion, died July 5, 2012 in Chicago, IL. Jeff was born on December 1, 1964, son of Ray and Shirley Geiger.  He graduated from Brillion High School, class of 1983.  Jeff proudly served in the United States Army from August 1983 through August 1985.  He worked at Charlie’s for 15 years, as well as worked part time at Advance Event Group, a group that helped raise thousands of dollars for local Chicago organizations like Vital Bridges and Autism Speaks. Jeff is survived by his parents Ray and Shirley of Brillion; two brothers and two sisters-in-law David (Nancy) and Jay (Stacy) all of Brillion; two sisters and brothers-in-law Donna (Joe) Bauer of Sheboygan Falls and Jodi (Darren) Vandehei of Oneida; three nephews Bryan Geiger, Rylan Vandehei, and Daniel Geiger; three nieces Rachel (fiancée Ken) Geiger, Christine (Nick) Perrone, and Hope Geiger; other relatives, and friends.  He was preceded in death by his maternal and paternal grandparents; a sister Diane Geiger; a nephew Quentin Geiger; twin nieces Emily and Josephine Geiger; and other relatives. Private services were held by Father Timothy Brandt, and the burial took place in Kasson Cemetery. Online condolences may be made at www.wieting-funeralhome.com.

Martha Allen Fewless

Martha Allen Fewless passed away July 5, 2012, at St Elizabeth’s Hospital in Appleton, Wi. She was a resident at the Chilton Care Center. Martha was born on June 20, 1923, in Dallas, Wi to parents Walter and Mae Miller. She married James Allen on July 14, 1941, and resided in Sioux Creek farming with her husband until moving to Clayton, Wi where they also farmed and raised their family until retiring from farming and moving to Brillion, Wi where they both worked at the Brillion Iron Works until their retirement. They then moved to the Amberg area where they remained un the passing of James on July 11, 1986. Martha remarried Vernon Fewless on Janurary 27, 1997, and lived in Goodman, Wi until Vernon’s passing on March 2, 2004. Martha then moved back to the Amberg area where she lived until moving to Chilton, Wi where she remained until her passing. Martha loved gardening and mostly her flowers. She also enjoyed fishing and hunting. She loved her family and enjoyed her many grandchildren. She will be remembered by family and friends as a hard worker and a good neighbor. She will enter into her next life being greeted by James, Vernon, Randy (son) Rodney (son) and her parents Walter and Mae whom all proceeded her in death. Martha leaves behind her children Roger Allen Wausaukee Wi Aloma Carlson (Richard) Chilton Wi Reva Elias (Scott) Wausaukee Wi Julie Allen (Dave) Forest Junction Wi and James Allen of DePere Wi She also leaves behind 11 grandchildren, 25 great grand children and 1 great great granddaughter. Mom we will miss you dearly, but we know your at peace and back to dancing the waltz with Dad. Services will be in Dallas, Wi at the Dallas Lutheran Church on July 21 at 1 pm (Change in date)

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.

Gary Lee Nate

Gary Lee Nate, age 60, of W478 Rusch Road in Brillion, passed away on Sunday, July 8, 2012, at his residence as a result of a farming accident. Gary was born on February 13, 1952, in Green Bay, son of Emily (Pritzl) Nate and the late Wilber Nate.  He was a graduate of Brillion High School, class of 1970.  On April 27, 1991, he married Joan Mary Mueller at St. Mary Catholic Church in Stockbridge.  Gary has been farming since the age of 8, helping on his family farm and then owning and working his own farm with his wife. Gary is survived by his wife Joan; their son Bill; his mother Emily; six sisters and four brothers-in-law   Beverly (Ted)  McGee, Marlene (Gene) Kuchenbecker, Joan Nate, Patty Nate, Judy (Todd) Aplin, and  Karen (Dale) Behnke; other in-laws Melvin Mueller, Shirley (Robert) Hanke, Jerry Mueller, Arleen (Ken) Arenz, Judy (Joe) Thiel, Dorothy (Al) Broker, and Ed Mueller; nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.  He was preceded in death by his father Wilber, his mother-in-law and father-in-law Hilary and Genevieve (Salm) Mueller, and a sister-in-law baby Irene Mueller. Funeral Mass will be held at 11 30 a.m. on Saturday, July 14, 2012 at Holy Family Catholic Church in Brillion.  Officiating at the Mass of Christian Burial will be the Rev. Timothy Brandt.  Burial will be in the Holy Family Parish Cemetery in Brillion. Friends may call at the church on Saturday morning from 9 00 a.m. until 11 00 a.m. Online condolences may be made at www.wieitng-funeralhome.com

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.

Robert “Bob” Leo Wenzel

Robert “Bob” Leo Wenzel, age 79, formerly of Reedsville, currently at 374 West National Avenue in Brillion, passed away peacefully on Thursday, July 12, 2012 at Garrow Villa surrounded by his family. Bob was born on April 19, 1933 in Manitowoc County, son of the late Leslie and Lillian (Stefl) Wenzel.  He was a graduate of Brillion High School, class of 1951.  Bob served our country in the United States Army building bridges in Stuttgart, Germany.  On October 25, 1958, he married Shirley Heinzen in St. Nazianz.  Bob farmed all of his life. He owned and operated Wenzel Brothers Dairy with his brother Harold.  Bob was very active in the community.  He was a Manitowoc County Board Member from 1974-2000. He was proud of the fact that in his 26 years, he only missed one meeting and that was because he had to attend another county meeting.  Bob was also Chairperson of the Wisconsin Farm Progress Days in 1997, Chairman of the County Agriculture and Extension Education Committee, Chairman of Soil and Water Conservation Committee, Chairman of the County Aging Unit, was on the State and National Water Quality Committee, and was on the Valley Bank Board.  He was also district president and state president of the Wisconsin Association of County Extensions, represented Wisconsin at the Goodyear Awards in Arizona, and was a life member of the Manitowoc County Expo and of the American Veterans Post 1032 of Reedsville.   Even though he was so involved, Bob rarely passed up a card game or a chance to enjoy the family farm with his grandchildren. Bob is survived by his wife of 54 years, Shirley, of Brillion; his two sons and two daughters-in-law Tim and Vicky of New London and Thomas and Linda of Reedsville; six grandchildren Andrea (Travis) Rettmann of Neenah, Aubree Wenzel of Appleton, Haley Wenzel of New London, Brittany Wenzel of Minneapolis, MN, Brock Wenzel and Bryce Wenzel of Reedsville; three great-grandchildren Parker, Trevin and Reece; his brother and sister-in-law Harold and Dorothy Wenzel of Brillion; two sisters-in-law and their husbands Gen (Jim) Olson of Green Bay, and Corrine (Eugene) Revolinsky of Elyria, OH; nieces Mary and Patti nephews, Tom, Dan and Paul; other relatives, and friends.  He is preceded in death by his parents, his mother-in-law and father-in-law Louis and Leona Heinzen, an infant brother, and a nephew Mike Wenzel. Funeral Mass will be held at 11 30 a.m. on Monday, July 16, 2012 at Holy Family Catholic Church in Brillion.  Officiating at the Mass of Christian Burial will be the Rev. Timothy Brandt with entombment at Knollwood Mausoleum in the town of Kossuth.   Military Rites will be accorded by the American Veterans Post 1032 of Reedsville. Friends may call at the church on Monday morning from 8 00 a.m. until 11 00 a.m. Online condolences may be made at www.wieting-funeralhome.com The family wishes to thank the “farm girls” at Garrow Villa and Carol Pritzl for the care and compassion shown to Bob and the rest of his family. The family also appreciated the support of Father Timothy Brandt, the Homebound Communion Distributors and all the friends that came to visit.

Nancy L. (Mahnke) Cummings

Nancy L. (Mahnke) Cummings, age 47, of 17220 Limekiln Road, Reedsville, passed away on Saturday, July 14, 2012, at Aurora BayCare Medical Center in Green Bay surrounded by her family. Nancy was born on November 16, 1964, in Kaukauna, daughter of Milton and Doris (Wyngaard) Mahnke.  She graduated from Kaukauna High School, class of 1983.  On June 29, 1985, Nancy married Patrick L. Cummings at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Sherwood.  She worked numerous jobs over the years, but the longest was at the Carsten and Sons Hardware Store and currently Hardware Plus.  She loved talking to people and helping them.  When Nancy wasn’t working or with her family, she was volunteering as a Girl Scout Leader, teaching religion classes, or doing something for her daughter.  She especially loved traveling and the many trips she went on with Pat, Rasha, and her family. Nancy is survived by her husband of 27 years Pat; their daughter Rasha; four siblings and their spouses Dale (Karen) Mahnke, Darlene Andrejeski, Carol Mahnke and Richard Mahnke; god nieces Crystal Schleis and Tracy Andrejeski; mother-in-law Mary Ellen Kiel; in-laws Greg (Colleen) Cummings, Jeff (Lorrie) Cummings, Sophia Cummings, RJ (Erin) Mader, and Becky LeBoeuf; nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews, other relatives, and many friends.  She is preceded in death by one sister, Tina Mahnke, one niece, Nikki Mahnke, her father-in-law, Donald Cummings, and grandparents. Funeral Mass will be held on at 11 30 a.m. on Thursday, July 19, 2012 at Holy Family Catholic Church in Brillion.  Officiating at the Mass of Christian Burial will be the Rev. Timothy Brandt with burial to follow at Maple Grove. Friends may call on Wednesday, July 18, 2012 at the Wieting Funeral Home, 215 South Main Street in Brillion from 4 00 p.m. until 8 00 p.m.  A prayer service will conclude the visitation at 8 00 p.m.  The visitation will continue at the funeral home on Thursday morning from 9 00 a.m. until 11 00 a.m. Online condolences may be made at www.wieting-funeralhome.com The family would like to thank all of the people who called and stopped to visit Nancy.  She really enjoyed all of you.

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.

Richard E. Tienor

Richard E. Tienor found peace and Eternal Life on Wednesday, July 18, 2012, age 65. Loving husband of Cynthia A. Tienor. Dear brother of Robert (Ruth) Tienor, the late LuAnne (the late Charles) Fischer, Patricia (John) Walter, Steve (Maddie) Tienor and Barbara (George) Apostolou. Brother-in-law of Judith (the late John) Springstroh. Proud uncle of Jennifer Madrid and Jeffrey Tienor; Alex, Angela and Anthony Walter; Aris and Cassie Apostolou; Tammy (Jay) Ziegler, Amber and the late Brett Springstroh and many great-nieces and great-nephews. Preceded in death by his parents Emil and Florence Tienor. Richard graduated from Brillion High School and continued his education at Milwaukee Institute of Technology receiving a degree in business and marketing. In 1967 he entered the U. S. Army and reached the rank of Sergeant. He earned the Vietnam Service, National Defense Service, Vietnam Campaign, Good Conduct and Army Commendation Medals. After his discharge he went to U.W. Whitewater and received a Bachelor of Business Administration degree. Throughout the years Richard worked in the grocery business he held various positions and managed many Sentry Foods Stores. A Memorial Visitation will be held on Friday, July 27 at Holy Family Catholic Church in Brillion, WI beginning at 9 30 AM, with a Memorial Mass to be celebrated at 11 AM. Military Honors will follow the Mass. Harder Funeral Home in Brookfield, WI is serving the family. Condolences may be directed to www.harderfuneralhome.com.

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

Raphael “Ray” L. Artz

Raphael “Ray” L. Artz, age 77, of 221 Valley View Drive of Brillion, passed away on July 24, 2012 at his residence surrounded by his family. Ray was born on June 20, 1935 in Brillion, son of the late Sylvester “Syl” and Selma (Scharf) Artz.  He was baptized and confirmed at Trinity Lutheran Church in Brillion.  Ray was a graduate of Brillion High School, class of 1953, and he earned a music degree from Luther College in Decorah, Iowa, class of 1957 and a Master's degree in school administration from the University of Wisconsin Superior, class of 1973.  On August 6, 1972, Ray married Mary Vechart at Trinity Lutheran Church, Brillion.  He had numerous jobs throughout the years including teaching in Japan, band director for Brillion High School, and Elementary School Principal and Superintendent at the Lena Public School District.  Ray loved to travel and golf in his earlier years, and read and spend time with his family. He is survived by his wife Mary of Brillion; their children and spouses Jeremy (Andrea) of Grafton, Amanda of Brillion, and Benjamin (Kate) of Appleton; two grandsons Ethan of Appleton and one due in November; mother-in-law Geraldine Vechart of Brillion; other in-laws; nieces, nephews, relatives, and friends.  Ray was preceded in death by his parents, his brother Denis, and father-in-law Donald Vechart. Funeral Service will be held at 4 00 p.m. on Saturday, July 28, 2012 in Trinity Lutheran Church in Brillion.  Officiating at the service will be the Rev. Ross Henzi with burial to follow at Trinity Lutheran Cemetery in Brillion. Friends may call at the church on Saturday afternoon from 2 00p.m. until 3 45 p.m. with the service to follow at 4 00 p.m. Online condolences may be made at www.wieting-funeralhome.com I, Raphael L. Artz, commit myself to God’s care, secure in His love for me and trusting in the salvation purchased for me through Christ’s suffering and death.  I leave those who survive me the comfort of knowing that I have died in this faith and have now joined my Lord in eternal glory.  I ask my children, whom I love and who have brought me great joy, never to forget these instructions of Christ.  Share God’s Word of salvation with everyone at home and wherever you go in this world. I commend my loved ones to the protecting arms of God, knowing that He will continue to provide for them despite my absence; and I encourage them to place their faith and trust in Him alone.  May God grant you peace, love and strength as He guides you through this life. Ray’s family would like to extend a special thank you to Pastor Henzi and Pastor Bourman as well as Calumet County Hospice, especially Carol and Cindy, and Bellin Home Health, for their compassion and care for Ray and the rest of his family.

Marlys May Mathiebe

Marlys May Mathiebe, age 75, of 421 Fawn Drive of Brillion, passed away on Saturday morning, July 28, 2012, at Manor Care East Nursing Home in Green Bay. Marlys was born on August 28, 1936, in Brown County, daughter of the late Edwin and LoLeta (Natzke) Brockmann.  She was a graduate of De Pere East High School, class of 1954.  On October 13, 1956, Marlys married William Mathiebe at Zion Lutheran Church in Wayside.  She worked numerous jobs over the years, but the last job was at Mullins Oil in Brillion where she ran the counter.  Marlys was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church, Trinity Ladies Aid, and a 25 year member of the Home and Community Educators “Kitchen Cut-Ups.”  She loved to play cards and was with the same card group with Bill for 50 years.    Marlys also loved dancing, playing sheepshead, singing, playing the slot machines, cooking, baking, canning, bowling, and traveling.  She was an avid Packer, Brewer and Cub fan, as well as an avid watcher of Wheel of Fortune. Marlys is survived by her husband Bill; one son Bert; one daughter and son-in-law Gail (Amer) Kader; six grandchildren Matthew and Holly Mathiebe, Umena, Tania and Sarah Kader, and Taylor Mathiebe; two brothers-in-law Bob (Janet) Mathiebe and Terry (Deb) Mathiebe, one sister-in-law Jean Verbockel; nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.  She is preceded in death by her parents, Step Father Rudy Rose, one son Bruce, step-sisters Arvilla Kocian and Velma Lodel, and brothers-in-law Dick, Mike, and an infant Jim Mathiebe, and Alvin Verbockel. Funeral Service will be held at 1 00 p.m. on Wednesday, August 1, 2012 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Brillion.  Officiating at the service will be the Revs. Ross Henzi and Jonathan Bourman.  Burial will follow in Trinity Lutheran Cemetery, Brillion. Friends may call at the church on Wednesday morning from 9 00 a.m. until 12 45 p.m. with the service to follow at 1 00 p.m. Online condolences may be made at www.wieting-funeralhome.com The family would like to thank Rennes Rehab, Manor Care East, and Bellin Hospital Staffs for their compassion and care toward Marlys and her family.

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.

James Richard McGrath

James Richard McGrath, age 37, of Brillion, died after a 5 year battle with medulloblastoma brain cancer on Monday, August 6, 2012 with his family by his side. He was born on September 12, 1974 in Eau Claire, WI, son of Yvonne (Aylesworth) McGrath and the late David McGrath. He married Heather Danke on September 5, 1998 in Greenville. When he moved to the Valley, James worked at Fox Communities Credit Union. He then returned to school and received his degree in Criminal Justice. He worked for the Brillion Police Department, who became like family to James and his family. Survivors include his wife Heather, two daughters Grace and Gabrielle, a son Gavin, his mother Yvonne McGrath of Eau Claire, maternal grandmother Philomena Aylesworth, a sister Melissa (Jason) Moser of Ellsworth, a brother Daniel (Atty) McGrath of Pewaukee, and Uncle James McGrath who was a very special person in his life. He is further survived by his mother and father-in-law, Tom and Judy Danke of Hortonville, sister-in-law Heidi Danke of Hortonville, sister-in-law Carisa (Jeremiah) Corser of Darboy, and many other aunts, uncles, cousins, relatives and friends. James was preceded in death by his father David McGrath. Celebration of James’ life will be held at 7 00 p.m. Friday, August 10, 2012 at the Wieting Funeral Home in Brillion. Chaplin Jordan Kuczwara will officiate. Friends may call at the funeral home from 3 00 p.m. until the time of service. Online condolences may be made at www.wieting-funeralhome.com. In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund has been established in James’ name. The family wishes to extend a special thanks to Dr. Sumon Bhattacharjee, Dr. Michael Ray, Dr. Xin Yao, the entire staff at the Martha Siekman Cancer Center, and Theda Care Hospice team for the wonderful care and support given to James and his family.

Margaret “Peggy” Rank

Margaret “Peggy” Rank, age 88, of 523 Madison Street in Brillion, passed away on Tuesday, August 7, 2012 surrounded by her loving family. Peggy was born on October 8, 1923 in Appleton, daughter of the late Edward and Agnes (O’Leary) Seidel.  She was a graduate of Brillion High School, class of 1942.  On September 14, 1946, Peggy married Leo Rank at St. Mary Catholic Church in Brillion.  He preceded her in death on December 12, 1994.  She worked a couple of places over the years, the last place being the Ariens Company.  Peggy was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary, a bowling league in her younger days, and a member of Holy Family Parish.  She loved bowling, playing cards, sewing, cooking, baking, Friday night fish fry with Dad, and dancing.  Peggy was an avid Packer fan, and she loved spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Peggy is survived by one son and daughter-in-law Dennis (Carmen) Rank of Reedsville; three daughters and three sons-in-law   Karen (Paul) Geiger of Brillion, Sharon (Bruce) Maertz of Reedsville, and Joan (Tim) Thor of Reedsville; her grandchildren Andrew (Dana) Rank of Hilbert, Brandi (Tim) Trace of Forest Junction, Adriane (Jeff) Thiel of Little Chute, Robbie Kruse of Appleton, Dustin Maertz of Green Bay, Stuart Maertz of Manitowoc, Brandon (Kim) Maertz of Reedsville, Molly Thor of Callifornia, Steven Thor of Reedsville, Tommy Thor of Reedsville, and Daniel Thor at home in Reedsville; nine great-grandchildren Karter, Cale, Gavin, and Liliana Trace, Rayna and James Thiel, and Broc, Brant and Bree Maertz; nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Leo, an infant daughter Beverly, seven sisters and brothers-in-law Rose (Earl) Klipstein, Katherine (Bill) Phillips, Marie (Elmer) Remiker, Gen (Wm) Moudry, Florence Seidel, Agnes (Rueben) Dix, Frances (Ermin) Thiel; other in-laws Edward (Cecelia) Rank, Phil (James) Deboth, Rose (Albert) Kitzman, Anton (Helen) Rank, and Carl (Adeline) Rank. Funeral Mass will take place at 4 00 p.m. on Friday, August 10, 2012 at Holy Family Parish in Brillion.  Officiating at the Mass of Christian Burial will be the Rev. Timothy Brandt.  Burial will take place in Holy Family Parish Cemetery, Brillion. Friends may call at the church on Friday afternoon from 12 00 p.m. (NOON) until 3 30 p.m.  The Mass will follow at 4 00 p.m. Online condolences may be made at www.wieting-funeralhome.com.

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

Walter L. “Wally” Olp

Walter L. “Wally” Olp, age 88, of rural Brillion, died on Thursday August 16, 2012 at his home. He was born July 1, 1924, son of the late Walter & Loretta (Dowidot) Olp. On August 21, 1945 he married Carol Mae Zarnoth in Reedsville. Wally farmed in the Town of Rantoul until 1967. He then worked at the Ariens Co. in Brillion from 1967-1978 when he moved to Ohio and worked for Contours as a manager, retiring from there in 1984 as vice president. He returned to Rantoul and built his log house. He was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Rantoul where he served on many committees and boards, and also served as treasurer for the Town of Rantoul for many years. Wally loved to fish and play cards. Survivors include his wife Carol, 4 daughters, Cindi Loose and significant other Richard Schmidt of Potter, Deborah (Jeffrey) Voigt of Hilbert, Laurie (David) Bethke of Brillion, and Roxanne (Donald) Evans Jr. of Orrville OH, 8 grandchildren, Corey, Brooke, Crystal, Crysta, Walter, Donnie, Robert and Nicole, 8 great grandchildren, a sister Diane (Ken) Aamot of West Bend, a brother, Gene (Mary Ann) Olp of Florida, sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law Germaine Olp, George Jelich, Betty (Pete) Zarnoth, Betty Zarnoth, Bert (Dorothy) Zarnoth and Darlene Sheehy.  He was preceded in death by his parents, 2 brothers Ken and Dallas, sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law Dori Olp, Marilyn Jelich, Delmar Zarnoth and Pat Sheehy.
Funeral service will be held on Sunday August 19 at 4 00 P.M. at Trinity Lutheran Church in Rantoul. The Rev. Timothy Benninghoff will officiate. Burial will be in Brillion Community Cemetery. Friends may call at the church on Sunday from 1 00 P.M. until the time of service. Online condolences may be made at www.Wieting-funeralhome.com

Shelley L. School

Shelley L. School (nee Doll) Of New Berlin, died Tuesday, August 21, 2012, at the age of 42. She was the wife of Anthony School; mother of Kristin (Shawn) Ross, Sahvannah (Keegan) Dentici, Vanessa School and Samuel School; grandmother of Adriana Ross and Elijah Dentici; daughter of Raymond (Sue) Doll and Florence Doll; sister of John (Valerie) Doll, Donna (Jeff) Roos, William Doll, Peggy (Dan) Wetzel, Suzanne (Joseph) Bogenberger and Robert Doll; sister-in-law of Dan (Joyce) School, Dick (Donna) School, Kathy (Tom) Deffke, Mary (Tim) Jansen, Ellen (Randy) Winkler, Karen (Dennis) Asbel, John (Heidi) School, Alice (Jim) Thayer and Pete School. She was preceded in death by her mother-in-law and father-in-law  Ardyth and Louis School; and sister-in-law, Susan School. She is further survived by countless relatives and friends. Visitation and Service will be held at Elim Tabernacle in Greenfield, WI, on Saturday, August 25. Burial will be at Arlington Park Cemetery, Greenfield, WI.

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