Obituaries

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Dec

Melvin C. Opperman

Melvin C. “Breezy” Opperman, 82, a longtime resident of the town of Richmond, passed away at his home on Thursday, Dec. 1, 2016, following a three-year battle with cancer.

Melvin was born on May 3, 1934, a son of the late Frank and Susan (Ainsworth) Opperman. On Nov. 28, 1953, he was united in marriage to Carol Jean Beyer at St. James Lutheran Church in Shawano.

Melvin lived his entire life in the town of Richmond, where he farmed until the late 1970s. While farming he also worked for 31 years in road maintenance for the town of Richmond, and as a logger. After farming he went to work for the Shawano County Highway Department, from which he retired at the age of 70. He was a faithful member of St. Jakobi Lutheran Church.

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07
Dec

Henry K. Seestedt

Henry “Hank” Keshena Seestedt, 73, of West Virginia, formerly of Keshena, passed away on Nov. 29, 2016.

Henry was born in Keshena on June 13, 1943, to the late Henry Clare and Rita Ann (Keshena) Seestedt. His service in the United States Navy, from September 1965 until October 1969, included the following: naval flight officer and reconnaissance attack navigator in RA5C reconnaissance aircraft, a Vietnam tour in 1968 aboard the USS America (CVA-66), 62 combat missions over North Vietnam, five air medals, Navy Commendation Medal with Combat V device, National Defense Medal, two Vietnam Service Medals and Vietnam Campaign Medal, and an honorable discharge with rank of full lieutenant.

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07
Dec

Carl J. Kaquatosh Sr.

Carl Joseph “Carlie” Kaquatosh Sr., 82, of South Branch, passed away on Monday, Dec. 5, 2016.

Carl was born on Sept. 10, 1934, in Keshena, the son of the late Sylvester and Rachel (Gristeau) Kaquatosh Sr.

Carl worked on the carriage at the mill in his early years of life. Carl liked fishing at the falls and going hunting for small and big game. Carl was united in marriage to Crystal A. Johnson on Nov. 8, 1952. She preceded him in death on Oct. 2, 2007.

For most of his life, Carl lived in Milwaukee. He went to Milwaukee Area Technical College for welding classes. Carl worked mostly at Fabrication Metals, which is located on 124th and Capitol Drive.

Carl is survived by his three daughters, Clara J. Kaquatosh, Linda M. Haapala and Cheryl A Galan Martinez, of South Branch, and one brother, Warren “Buddy” (Anita) Kaquatosh Sr., of Neopit.

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07
Dec

Rosalie A. Voelz

Rosalie A. Voelz, 90, Wittenberg, died on Thursday, Dec. 1, 2016, at the Homme Home of Wittenberg under the care of Aspirus Comfort Care and Hospice Services. She was born on June 5, 1926, in Bowler, the daughter of the late Ray and Leona (Walters) Malueg.

On June 22, 1946, Rosalie was united in marriage to Milton Voelz in Bowler. He preceded her in death on April 14, 1994.

Rosalie was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church, Wittenberg, and its Ladies Aid. She enjoyed her bridge club and gin rummy club.

Rosalie had a deep passion for her family. She loved gardening and bird watching. Music was a very important part of Rosalie’s life, and she enjoyed playing keyboard and organ.

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07
Dec

Martin M. Sybeldon

Martin M. “Marty” Sybeldon was called to his eternal rest on Saturday, Dec. 3, 2016 in Appleton. He was born on Feb. 4, 1943, to the late Edwin and Rosetta (Murray) Sybeldon in Bessemer, Michigan. He graduated from J.E. Murphy High School in Hurley in 1962.

Marty served in the United States Army from 1963 to 1966 and was stationed in Korea. He was united in marriage on March 2, 1968, to Carol Stremski in Superior. He graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Superior in 1970.

Marty taught physical education, health and driver’s education in the Bowler School District from 1970-1999. Marty loved his students and especially enjoyed seeing them after retirement and hearing their success stories. He made many lifelong friends through teaching. In addition to his teaching career, he spent many years coaching and officiating various sports.

Wed
07
Dec

James E. Brandt

James Edward Brandt, 86, of Bonduel, passed away on Sunday, Dec. 4, 2016, in Shawano with Carrie and Jerele by his side. He was born on Dec. 16, 1929, to the late William and Lena (Kuehmichel) Brandt in the town of Lessor.

Jim was baptized on March 2, 1930, by the Rev. E. N. Halvorson of Navarino. He attended a one-room school house until eighth grade, then attended St. Paul Christian Day School in Bonduel. Jim was confirmed on April 2, 1944, at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Bonduel by the Rev. Walter J. Plischke. He attended Bonduel High School, where he was captain of the football team and also participated in track, qualifying for and placing at the state track meet. He graduated high school on May 21, 1948, and served in the U.S. Army from February 1951 until he was honorably discharged in February 1953.

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07
Dec

Lila V. Lendved

Lila V. Lendved, 94, of Clintonville, passed away peacefully Monday evening, Dec. 5, 2016, at the Greentree Health & Rehabilitation Center in Clintonville.

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

Sat
03
Dec

Melvin C. Opperman

Melvin C. “Breezy” Opperman, 82, a longtime resident of the town of Richmond, passed away at his home on Thursday, Dec. 1, 2016, following a three-year battle with cancer.

Funeral services for Melvin C. Opperman will be held on Saturday, Dec. 10, 2016, at 11 a.m. at St. Jakobi Lutheran Church, town of Richmond. Pastor Travis Kleinschmidt will officiate. Interment will take place at St. Jakobi Lutheran Cemetery.

A full obituary will be in the Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2016, Shawano Leader.

Mickelson Funeral & Cremation Service of Shawano is assisting the family with arrangements.

Please share online condolences at www.mickelsonfs.com.

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03
Dec

Henry Seestedt

Henry Seestedt, 73, of West Virginia, passed away on Nov. 29, 2016.

Arrangements are pending with Swedberg Funeral Home.

www.swedbergfuneralhome.com

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02
Dec

Yvonne C. Lyons

Yvonne C. “Posey” Lyons, 77, of Keshena, passed away on Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2016, in Green Bay. Born in Keshena on Nov. 21, 1939, she was the daughter of the late Gilbert and Alfreida (Kakwitch) Lyons.

Posey loved cooking and worked as a cook for most of her life. She was a generous person who would do anything to help her family or friends and was never afraid to speak her mind. She loved to dance and had a great sense of humor, always the life of the party. Yvonne loved to try new things and in her free time enjoyed watching NASCAR races, watching the Packers games, playing cards and bingo, and listening to Elvis and Johnny Cash.

More than anything, Posey loved her family and cherished spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

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