Obituaries

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13
Dec

Lila M. Gehrke

Lila Marie (Roessler) Gehrke, 89m of Mondovi, passed away at her home on Friday, Dec. 7, 2018. She was born on Nov. 14, 1929, in LaCrosse, the daughter of John and Vernie (Dienger) Roessler. Lila was baptized at her home in LaCrosse shortly after birth by Pastor Beitz on Dec. 1, 1929. She was confirmed in the Lutheran faith at St. John’s Lutheran Church, Alma, on April 18, 1943.

Wed
12
Dec

Raymond J. Schreiter Jr.

Raymond John Schreiter Jr., 91, Appleton, passed away Sunday, Dec. 9, 2018 at Renaissance Assisted Living in Appleton. He was born on June 16, 1927 to the late Raymond Sr. and Ethel (Bentz) Schreiter. Ray was a faithful husband and devoted father. He graduated from St. Joseph grade school and attended St. Mary’s High School. He enlisted in the Army before his junior year and served his country honorably and proudly during World War II. When discharged he worked for the Fox River Paper Co. He met his future wife, Rita Scheppler, in 1949. They were the last couple married in the old Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Appleton on April 15, 1950.

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12
Dec

Joyce Carol Pingel

Joyce Carol Pingel, 93, of Shawano, passed away on Sunday, Dec. 9, 2018, in Shawano. Born on June 5, 1925, in Gresham, she was the daughter of the late Paul and Susan (Baer) Page. She was baptized at Zion Lutheran Church in Gresham on June 21, 1925. Joyce was confirmed on June 5, 1938, at Mohican Immanuel Church in Red Springs. On Sept. 15, 1945, Joyce was united in marriage to Willis E. Pingel at St. Paul Lutheran Church-Stony Hill. Willis preceded her in death on Sept. 18, 2015. Joyce worked for the Shopper’s Guide for over 30 years. She was an active member of St. Paul Lutheran Church-Stony Hill where she volunteered with the Ladies Aid and often helped at the thrift store. Joyce enjoyed gardening and had many beautiful flower gardens through the years. In the fall, Joyce and Willis enjoyed working their roadside farmers market for friends and neighbors and during the Christmas season Joyce would make Christmas candy for friends and family.

Wed
12
Dec

Debra Jean Pamaska ‘Panashikwe’

Debra Jean “Panashikwe” Pamaska, 60, of Lawrence, Kansas, passed away on Sunday, Dec. 9, 2018, in Baldwin City. Debra was born in Keshena on Nov. 13, 1958, a daughter of the late Gerald and Mary Jane (Waukau) Pamaska. Debra is a veteran of the United States Army. She enjoyed playing bingo, watching scary movies, cooking and reading. Debra loved traveling, often taking small trips. She was a member of Big Drum. More than anything, she loved being with her family, especially her grandchildren.

Wed
12
Dec

Phyllis D. Ziemer

Phyllis D. Ziemer, 94, formerly of Shawano, passed away peacefully, early Friday morning, Dec. 7, 2018, at Rennes Health and Rehab in Weston.

Funeral arrangements are tentatively scheduled for Saturday, Jan. 5, 2019, at Mickelson Funeral and Cremation Service of Shawano. A complete obituary with updated information will be published in the Saturday, Dec. 15 edition of The Shawano Leader.

Online condolences may be shared at www.mickelsonfs.com

Sat
08
Dec

Alan J. Tauchen

Alan James Tauchen (Al), 61, of Bonduel, passed away on his birthday Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2018, in Bonduel. Born on Dec. 4, 1957, in Waupaca, he was a son of Herbert and Marlys (Cobian) Tauchen. He is a 1976 graduate of Bonduel High School. Soon after graduation, Al pursued his dream of owning and operating a dairy farm. Together with his parents and three brothers, they built up Tauchen Harmony Valley, Inc. to the successful family farm it is today. He was active on many boards, committees and community organizations, such as the Town of Hartland Board as a supervisor and past town chairman, Shawano Club, Manitowoc Mutual Insurance, chairman of the ASC, and many others.

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08
Dec

Florence E. Klitz

Florence E. Klitz, 93, of Appleton, formerly of the Town of Pella, Shawano County, passed in Heaven Monday afternoon, Dec. 3, 2018, at Rennes Health and Rehabilitation Center in Appleton.

The Eberhardt-Stevenson Funeral Home and Crematory of Clintonville is assisting her family.

Fri
07
Dec

Mildred Marie Antos

Mildred Marie “Millie” Antos, 90, of Shawano, passed away on Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2018. Born on July 1, 1928, in the Town of Richmond, she was a daughter of the late Elmer W. and Lela S. (Meverden) Owen. On Oct. 19, 1970, Mildred was united in marriage to Thomas W. Antos in Oak Park, Illinois. He preceded her in death on June 7, 1996. Mildred worked as a tailor for seven years in the Chicago area and then worked in data entry for Alden Mail Order Catalog, retiring in 1983. In 1990, the couple moved to Shawano. Millie was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church.

Mildred is survived by numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her husband, parents and 16 brothers and sisters, including her twin brother, Milton.

Thu
06
Dec

Martin J. Boerst

Martin J. Boerst, 80, of Manitowoc, passed away on Sunday, Dec. 2, 2018, at Holy Family Memorial Medical Center in Manitowoc.

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06
Dec

Dona M. Brunnecker

Dona M. Brunnecker, 75, Mattoon, died on Monday, Dec. 3, 2018, at Aspirus Wausau Hospital.

She was born on July 18, 1943, in Mattoon, the daughter of the late Kenneth and Frieda (Scholz) Parmer.

On Nov. 10, 1962, Dona was united in marriage to Vilas Brunnecker in Mattoon. He survives.

Dona was employed at Wisconsin Veneer and Plywood for many years until her retirement. Dona enjoyed traveling, visiting and cooking and was a Green Bay Packers and Milwaukee Brewers fan. Dona especially enjoyed spending time with her family and attending her grandkid’s school activities.

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