Obituaries

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LaVera Ann “Vera” Schroeder Hilgenberg

LaVera Hilgenberg, 91, of Shawano, passed away on Friday, Feb. 9, 2018, at her home. LaVera Ann “Vera” Schroeder Hilgenberg was born in Shawano County on May 23, 1926, to August and Jessie (Martens) Schroeder. The youngest daughter of eight children, she learned early on that integrity and hard work make you a worthy person. Vera made friends easily, and her humor was contagious. During her adolescence she learned beautiful etiquette working as a housekeeper for a wealthy family in Milwaukee, modeled for Pranges in Green Bay and met Neil C. Hilgenberg while he was on leave from the Navy during World War II. You might say it was love at first sight, and what a team they made. Vera and Neil strived for a better life having experienced the Great Depression. They wanted more and were determined to achieve at a high level. Education was a top priority, and they wanted college educations for each of their children.

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Clarence A. Ready

Clarence A. Ready joined his beloved wife, Audrey, in heaven on Valentine’s Day, Feb. 14, 2018. Known as Red, he was recognized as a humble man who lived his life with integrity and honor. Born in Wausau on Aug. 17, 1930, to Clarence and Anne Ready (nee Buncak). Red learned to work hard at an early age in the family cheese factories and grandparents’ farm. He maintained a strong work ethic throughout his life working well into his senior years. Although he lived in Madison for most of his adult life, he was a country boy at heart. He loved time spent wandering country roads and in the northwoods. He joined the Air Force following high school. After serving his country, he attended UW-Madison and was involved with Sigma Nu fraternity. During a fraternity party, a young lady caught his eye. Audrey K. Nilles and Clarence married a month after graduating in 1956. Clarence adored his four daughters and raised them with grace and patience.

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Aleen A. Kern

Aleen A. Kern, 76, of Shawano, passed away Tuesday morning, Feb. 14, 2018, at Birch Hill Care Center in Shawano.

Aleen was born Jan. 26, 1942, in the Town of Wescott, a daughter of the late Ernest and Madeline (Schroeder) Geise. She attended school in Shawano, and following graduation, she attended NWTC and also went to beauty school. On July 20, 1960, Aleen was united in marriage to Roger Kern at St. James Lutheran Church in Shawano. Aleen worked as a nurse’s aide at the Shawano Hospital, and later as an accounting assistant. She and her husband, Roger, owned and operated Kern’s Superette in Cecil for four years. She is a member of St. James Lutheran Church in Shawano. She loved to paint and do crafts. She also enjoyed exercising at the Shawano Rec Center.

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Gerald Wilke

Memorial services for Gerald will be held at Immanuel Lutheran Church, 338 N. Eagle St. in Oshkosh. Visitation will be on Sunday, Feb. 18, 2018, from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. with service immediately following. Please note the correct time of the service is 12:30 p.m.

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17
Feb

Audrey W. Krause

Audrey W. Krause, 89, of Shawano, passed away on Friday morning, Feb. 16, 2018, at Atrium Post Acute Care of Shawano at Maple Lane.

Service arrangements are pending and will be announced at a later date.

Mickelson Funeral & Cremation Service of Shawano is assisting the family with arrangements. Please share online condolences at www.mickelsonfs.com.

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Feb

Marvin G. Lane

Funeral services for Marvin G. Lane will be held on Friday, Feb. 16, 2018, at 11 a.m. at St. Jakobi Lutheran Church in the Town of Richmond. Pastor Travis Kleinschmidt will officiate. Interment will be in Woodlawn Cemetery in Shawano. Visitation will take place at the church from 9 a.m. until the hour of service.

Mickelson Funeral & Cremation Service of Shawano is assisting the family with arrangements. Please share online condolences at www.mickelsonfs.com.

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16
Feb

Aleen A. Kern

Aleen A. Kern, 76, of Shawano, passed away Tuesday morning, Feb. 14, 2018 at Birch Hill Care Center in Shawano.

Funeral service arrangements are pending and will be announced on Saturday.

Mickelson Funeral & Cremation Service of Shawano is assisting the family with arrangements. Please share online condolences at www.mickelsonfs.com.

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Feb

Warner W. Dick

Warner W. Dick, 77, of Neopit, passed away on Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2018, in Shawano. Warner was born in Keshena on March 15, 1940, the son of the late James and Agnes (Grignon) Dick. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, bowling, playing guitar and cards. He also loved taking rides in the woods and being with his friends and family.

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

He was preceded in death by: his parents; two sisters and five brothers, Donna “Jean,” Alegra “Babe,” Rudolph “Rudy,” Alfred “Al,” Herman “Babs,” Grant “Shorty” and Kenneth “Truman.”

Funeral services for Warner will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 16, 2018, at the Assembly of God in Keshena with the Rev. Michael Eldridge officiating. Burial will be in Rest Haven Cemetery in Keshena. Visitation will be held at the church on Friday from 10 a.m. until the time of the services.

Swedberg Funeral Home is assisting the family with the arrangements.

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Feb

Harry L. Krueger

Harry Lester Krueger, 91, of Cape Girardeau, Missouri, went to his heavenly home on Feb. 9, 2018.

He was born Nov. 5, 1926, in Shawano to Dewey Harry and Lydia L. (Rusch) Krueger.

He and Mary Welker were married Aug. 8, 1953, in Cape Girardeau at Hanover Lutheran Church by the Rev. Wilhrock and assisted by the groom’s brother, Vicar Roy Krueger.

He attended Lakeview School in Bonduel.

He served in the Army from May 1951 through May 1953 as a fireman in Alaska and drove the firetruck. Harry worked 28 years at Sunny Hill Dairy as a route salesman driver and then another 28 years for Service Four Equipment Co. (Cape Car Wash).

Harry and his wife were charter members of St. Andrew Lutheran Church, where he served as an usher since 1957. He served on the board of elders and the social ministry board and taught Sunday School for many years.

His hobbies were hunting, fishing, camping, gardening, playing music and maintaining his lawn.

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Gerald C. Wilke

Gerald Clarence Wilke, 78, passed away peacefully at Mercy Medical Center in Oshkosh on Feb. 10, 2018, surrounded by his loving family, after a brief battle with cancer.

Gerald was born on April 15, 1939, in Shawano to William and Elenora (Rueckert) Wilke. Gerald married Carol Jean Clark on Oct. 27, 1958.

Gerald’s first job was at Hott’s Paper Factory in Shawano. He then moved to Cambria, where he helped his sister run a cheese factory. From there, he moved his family to Oshkosh to work at Lone Elm Cheese Factory. Gerald was deemed disabled in 1978, but always took on various jobs, such as delivering papers for Star Shoppers to driving cars for King Clift Auto.

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