Obituaries

Fri
20
Jan

Vilas A. Nass

Vilas Andrew “Huns” Nass, 97, of Bonduel, passed away on Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2017, in Bonduel. Born in Wittenberg on March 17, 1919, he was the son of the late Herman and Anna (Schertz) Nass.

Vilas graduated from Clintonville High School and then enlisted in the United States Army and served during World War II. While in the military, he enjoyed playing both baseball and softball. He was honorably discharged in 1945.

On Aug. 31, 1946, Vilas was united in marriage to Ella Mae Prahl. She preceded him in death on Oct. 16, 1993. Vilas worked as a farmer and a painter, and he was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church at White Clay Lake. During his younger years he enjoyed bowling, deer hunting and fishing, and more recently, during his stay at Meadow View, he enjoyed playing bingo and beating everyone at checkers.

Wed
18
Jan

Teresa J. Captain

Teresa Joy (Krueger) (Morton) Captain, 52, left us unexpectedly on Dec. 11, 2016, while vacationing on a cruise.

Teresa was born on Feb. 5, 1964, in Green Bay. She attended Clintonville schools and graduated from Clintonville High School. She resided in Laughlin, Nevada.

Teresa loved socializing and going on cruises, and had a wonderful smile, which could light up a room.

She leaves behind three children, Justin Morton, Alise Morton and Valerie Captain, and two grandchildren. She is survived by her father, Clarence Krueger; two sisters, Dawn Krueger-Rhode and Christine Loghrin; two brothers, Kevin Krueger and wife, Theresa, and Todd Krueger. She is also survived by many nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles.

The memorial service and life celebration will be held at Hurricane Dawn’s in Pella at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 11, 2017.

Wed
18
Jan

Robert L. Waukau

Robert Lloyd Waukau, 77, of West Allis, formerly of Shawano, passed away on Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2017, in Milwaukee.

Robert was born in Keshena on Dec. 14, 1939, son of the late Joseph “Al” and Elva (Newton) Waukau. Following graduation from Shawano High School, Robert enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps and served his country honorably until his discharge in 1964. He worked for Chicago Northwestern Railroad for over 25 years before retiring in 2003. He was a member of St. Anthony’s Catholic Church in Neopit and a 39-year member of AA.

Robert loved helping others. His witty sense of humor and memorable stories will be missed by all who knew him.

Robert is survived by two sons, Robert W. (Christine Boryscka) Tourtillott, of Chicago, and Jesse (Luisana) Waukau, of West Allis; and five grandchildren, Jason, Jacob, Jenna, Tatyana and Natalya.

Tue
17
Jan

Jeffrey J. Jones Jr.

Jeffrey “Jeff” James Jones Jr., 38, Wausau, died unexpectedly on Sunday, Jan. 15, 2017, following an industrial accident.

He was born on Dec. 27, 1978, in Wausau, the son of Jeffrey James Jones Sr., of Mosinee, and Patty Weller, of Bowler. Jeff attended Wittenberg-Birnamwood High School and most recently worked at Veritas Steel in Wausau, where he had been employed for the past couple of years.

Among his favorite pastimes, he enjoyed fishing, especially ice fishing, hunting, camping and being outdoors. Jeff had a very close relationship with his grandparents, whether it be sitting around shooting the breeze or hunting and fishing with Grandpa Lyle. Most of all, he loved spending time with his family, friends, three nephews and his dogs, Scruffy and Nelly.

He will be deeply missed by all who had the privilege to know and love him.

Tue
17
Jan

Richard L. King

Richard “Dick” L. King, 73, of the town of Belle Plaine, Shawano County, passed away unexpectedly Sunday afternoon, Jan. 15, 2017, at ThedaCare Medical Center-Shawano.

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

www.eberhardtstevenson.com

Tue
17
Jan

Dylan J. Kroening

Dylan Kroening, 22, of Shawano, died unexpectedly on Saturday, Jan. 14, 2017.

Dylan was born on Oct. 11, 1994, in Shawano, son of Jeff Kroening and Sandra (Weisnicht) Washkuhn. Dylan graduated from Bonduel High School in 2012 and attended the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh and Northeast Wisconsin Technical College.

Dylan enjoyed many things, including hunting, fishing, video games and his brother Sam’s music. He was always interested in technology and built his own computer. He was also an accomplished cook, known for his lasagna and his Sunday morning pancakes. Dylan loved nothing more than spending time with his family.

Tue
17
Jan

Winona A. Factor

Winona Augustine Factor, 83, of Meeker, Oklahoma, passed away on Friday, Jan. 13, 2017, in Shawnee, Oklahoma.

Winona was born Oct. 21, 1933, in Keshena to Peter and Theresa (Tucker) Heath. She was baptized at St. Michael’s Church in Keshena on Dec. 3, 1933.

Winona was raised on the Menominee Reservation. She lived in Chicago before moving to Oklahoma. When her mother was ill, she moved back to Wisconsin to be a caregiver. Winona moved back to Meeker about four years ago and lived with her daughter, Karen, and son-in-law, Larry.

She was a homemaker and loved her God and prayed her rosary every day. Winona enjoyed being out at the lake and playing bingo. She loved her Chicago Cubs and a highlight of her life was the win in the World Series this last fall. She also loved her Green Bay Packers.

Winona was preceded in death by her parents; sisters, Dorothy Fredenburg and Jean Marie Waupoose; and grandson, Marshall Den.

Sat
14
Jan

Terry L. Besaw

Terry Lee Besaw, 75, of Shawano, passed away unexpectedly late Wednesday evening, Jan. 11, 2017, in Shawano.

Terry was born on March 5, 1941, in Shawano, a son of the late Edward C. and Veda (Lahn) Besaw. He attended school in Appleton. Following school, he worked in the auto industry as a mechanic, car salesman and business owner. On April 1, 1968, he was united in marriage to the former Sandra Jean Ganzel. The couple lived in the Fox Valley and Shawano areas throughout their marriage. Terry was an avid stock car fan; he built, raced and fixed them.

Survivors include his daughters, Deb (Al) Johnson, of Almond, and Kim (Jim) Meyer, of Menasha; and numerous relatives and friends. In addition to his wife, he was preceded in death by his parents and siblings.

Sat
14
Jan

Arlene A. Buelow

Arlene Ann Buelow, 98, a resident of Oakhaven Assisted Living in Shawano, went to her heavenly home on Thursday, Jan. 12, 2017.

Arlene Ann Ruth Schumacher was born on July 22, 1918, in the town of Richmond, Shawano County, to the late Hugo and Hulda (Kroenke) Schumacher. She was baptized and confirmed by the Rev. Peter F. Cassens at St. Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church, Stony Hill, town of Richmond. Arlene attended Red River School and graduated from Shawano High School in 1937. She was employed at Woolworths in Shawano for five years. Arlene enjoyed ice skating and bowling. She loved to dance at Pleshek’s Pavilion, where she met her future husband, Elmer H. Buelow.

Fri
13
Jan

Dr. Harry S. Caskey

On Jan. 12, our dad, Harry “Doc” S. Caskey, MD, 91, of Clintonville, slipped peacefully from this earthly life into the arms of Jesus and the joy of heaven.
Harry Samuel Caskey was born at home on Oct. 15, 1925, at Sylvan Rest Resort, Lac Vieux Desert, in the township of Phelps, Vilas County. He was the 10th and youngest child of Sylvester and Agnes (Lindstrom) Caskey.

Harry graduated from Phelps Union Free High School in Phelps with straight A’s as valedictorian in June 1943. Prior to graduation, he took the Navy V-12 exams and was sworn into the USNR in April, entering active naval duty on July 1, 1943. Following boot camp, Harry was sent to Franklin and Marshall College, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, where he entered a premedical program. He remained in the Navy his first year of medical school at Marquette University, Milwaukee. He was discharged from active duty in February 1946.

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