Obituaries

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Holly Jo Johnston

Holly Jo Johnston, 32, passed away on Sunday, May 28, 2017, in Arizona.

Funeral services will be held in Pocatello, Idaho, on July 1, 2017, under the care of Colonial Funeral Home, 2005 S. 4th Ave. Pocatello, ID, 208-233-1500. Condolences may be made to the family online at www.colonial-funeralhome.com.

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Anna Koehler

“Ann” (nee Yelich) died on June 17, 2017, at Seasons Hospice and Palliative Care in Waukesha. She was born in Croatia, Europe on Dec. 17, 1919. At 3 years old, she came to Milwaukee with her parents, George and Elizabeth, where she was raised and educated. She was happily married to Raymond O. Koehler for 50 years, who was a Milwaukee police detective. Ray was a World War II Marine seeing action in the Pacific Theatre with island landings, and also served as Marine support on the USS Maryland. He completed and retired from his military career through the U.S. Army Reserves.

Ann held various office positions with the most interesting as the first executive secretary for Bud Selig when he was president of the Milwaukee Brewers Baseball Club. She and her husband retired to Shawano Lake and enjoyed golf, bowling, fishing, family and friends. She was also a past president of Shawano Woman’s Club.

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Jerry Olsen

Jerry Olsen, also known as “Jerry from the Bamboo,” passed away peacefully at home on Monday, June 19, 2017, surrounded by his children and loving wife, Marty.

Jerry had an enigmatic, energetic and charismatic persona that was larger than life. His magnetic personality coupled with his clever ingenuity (along with the saint-like patience of his wife, Marty) led to their successful 30-year run as owners of the Bamboo Bar. Jerry was constantly devising clever campaigns to keep the business interesting and fun. The annual boatsinker, winter volleyball tournaments, ice-golfing tournaments, and indoor beach parties are just a few of the notable events that Jerry brought to the area. One of his most time-tested contributions to local society included the invention of the Summer Hummer.

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Alice M. Wilber

Alice M. Wilber, 95, of Shawano, joined her Heavenly Father on Monday, June 19, 2017.

Funeral services for Alice Marcella Wilber will be held on Saturday, June 24, 2017, at 2 p.m. at St. James Lutheran Church in Shawano. The Rev. Dr. Timm Griffin will officiate. Interment will be in the Woodlawn Cemetery following the service. Relatives and friends may call on Saturday from noon until the hour of service. In lieu of flowers, memorials in her name to St. James Lutheran School in Shawano would be appreciated.

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

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Viola M. Britzke

Viola M. Britzke, 93, of Shawano, passed away on Friday, June 23, 2017, at Atrium Post Acute Care of Shawano at Evergreen.

The former Viola Mae Fritz was born at home on May 26, 1924, in the town of Fairbanks, Shawano County, to William and Clara (Schroeder) Fritz. She was united in marriage on Oct. 8, 1949, to Arthur H. Britzke at Zion Lutheran Church, Tigerton. For almost 25 years, the couple dairy farmed in the town of Grant (just west of Caroline) until they sold the farm to their son in 1974. While farming, Viola also worked for some time at Marion Plywood as well. After the couple left the farm, they settled in Shawano. She is a former member of Zion Lutheran Church, Caroline, and a current member of Zion Lutheran Church, Shawano. The couple loved to go to polka dances and play cards, especially smear and sheepshead.

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Willadeen I. Much

Willadeen I. Much, 91, of Clintonville, formerly of Marion, passed away peacefully Thursday, June 22, 2017, at Kindred Hearts in Clintonville.

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

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Ruth C. Franckowiak

Ruth C. “Tooty” Franckowiak, 97, of Traverse City, Michigan, formerly of Shawano, passed away peacefully on Sunday, June 16, 2017, with her family by her side.

Ruth was born on May 28, 1920, in the town of Red Springs, Gresham, a daughter of the late Albert and Lena Weber. She was baptized by the Rev. Stuth and confirmed by the Rev. Cassens at Zion Lutheran Church in Gresham. She lived in the Gresham area until her family moved to Shawano in 1935. On July 3, 1939, Ruth was united in marriage to Frank Franckowiak by the Rev. Halinde at the Sacred Heart rectory in Shawano. Franky preceded her in death on Jan. 31, 1988. Ruth was a member of St. James Lutheran Church of Shawano. In 2009, Ruth moved to Traverse City, Michigan to be near her family.

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Gladys M. Schroeder

Gladys M. Schroeder, 89, of Appleton, formerly of Shawano, passed away on Sunday, June 18, 2017, in Appleton.

Funeral services for Gladys M. Schroeder will be held on Friday, June 23, 2017, at 11 a.m. at St. Jakobi Lutheran Church, Town of Richmond. Pastor Travis Kleinschmidt will officiate. Interment will take place in the parish cemetery. Relatives and friends may call at the church on Friday from 10 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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John P. Mannino

John “Jack” P. Mannino, 67, of Shawano, passed away on Tuesday, June 20, 2017, at the Atrium of Birch Hill in Shawano.

Funeral services for John P. Mannino will be held on Saturday, June 24, 2017, at 11 a.m. at Mickelson Funeral Service of Shawano. The Rev. Luke Ferris will officiate. Interment will take place at Lake Drive Cemetery at a later date. Relatives and friends may call at the funeral home from 10 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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Alice M. Wilber

Alice M. Wilber, 95, of Shawano, joined her Heavenly Father on Monday, June 19, 2017.

Alice Marcella was the eighth child born to Walter and Hattie (née Schultz) Schmeisser on May 16, 1922. On Aug. 15, 1942, she was united in marriage to Elmer Harold Wilber at St. James Lutheran Church in Shawano. They both were confirmed at St. James and now with Alice they will have both been buried from the church of which they were steadfast members.

Alice was an amazing cook. She made up her own canning recipes that her children miss since she had to put away her water bath canner. Alice first cooked at Bahn’s diner which is where Farm Inn’ on Main is located. Alice catered dinners at Badger Breeders (now known as CRI) for many years. Her first love was her family. There is not one of us that has not been blessed by her giving us a helping hand. From providing daycare for multiple generations, to handling a varnishing brush in our homes.

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