Obituaries

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23
Jun

Barbara Eleanor Bannach Mader

Barbara passed away at 10:29 a.m. June 17, 2018. She gave great joy to her family and friends and wanted to share her last word to us directly:

Barbara Mader wishes to thank her parents, Amel and Catherine Bannach, for their gift of life to her and her sisters Judy, Andrea (deceased), and Peggy. We four sisters loved exploring the woods and fields surrounding our farm home at the end of Deer Road east of Custer. Our home was filled with music and books, and our dogs, cats, and horses were a source of companionship and delight even as we helped harvest hay, potatoes, beans, and cucumbers.

I graduated from University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point in 1960 and taught second grade in Appleton Public Schools until marriage to Mark Mader in 1964 at St. Mary’s in Custer. In 1965, we moved to Plymouth, where I taught two more years before our children, Eric and Heidi, were born. Later, I taught in my parish school, St. John the Baptist, for 24 years.

Sat
23
Jun

Rollie R. Marquardt

Memorial services for Rolland “Rollie” R. Marquardt, of Albert Lea, Minnesota, were held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, June 19, at Bonnerup Funeral Service, Albert Lea. The Rev. Jennifer Gonsalves officiated. Military honors were accorded by Albert Lea veterans organizations.

Rollie died on Saturday, June 9, 2018, at ThorneCrest Retirement Center. He was 97.

He was born on April 6, 1921, in Bowler, the son of Paul and Clara (Raddant) Marquardt. Rollie grew up with three brothers and a sister — the four siblings exactly matched the number of other people who were in his graduating class. He grew up on a farm and like most others, loved baseball.

His brothers convinced him to go to a tryout at a baseball school in Fond du Lac. He signed with the Brooklyn Dodgers organization as a pitcher. In the 1940s there were more levels and leagues; he ended up finishing his first season in Reading, Pennsylvania.

Sat
23
Jun

Francis A. Perryman

Francis A. “Max” Perryman, 79, of Shawano, passed away on Wednesday afternoon, June 20, 2018, at ThedaCare Medical Center-Appleton, with his wife, children and grandchildren all by his side.

Max was born Jan. 17, 1939, in Escanaba, Michigan, a son of the late Charles and Emma (Girard) Perryman. He attended school in Escanaba, graduating from Escanaba High School in 1957. Following high school, Max went to work for Sunstrand Corporation in Rockford, Illinois. On June 18, 1960, he was united in marriage to the former Charlotte Leisner at St. Paul Church in Hyde, Michigan. Following Max’s retirement, he and Charlotte moved to Shawano to be closer to their family in Escanaba. Max enjoyed stock car driving in his younger years, and continued to watch racing his entire life. He also liked snowmobiling, was an avid hockey fan and enjoyed going to auctions.

Fri
22
Jun

Paul D. Swett Sr.

Paul D. Swett Sr., 76, of Keshena, passed away on Wednesday, June 20, 2018, in Appleton. Paul was born in Norway, Maine, on June 6, 1942, son of the late Henry and Barbara (Toothaker) Swett. He served in the United States Navy for 20-plus years and won the Color Company Award for his prestigious and excellent performance as a drill instructor. On Sept. 15, 1961, he was united in marriage to Lorraine Reiter in Milwaukee. Besides raising their own children, Paul and Lorraine opened their loving home, welcoming many foster children for over 40 years. Paul was a member of the Menominee Veterans organization, volunteered as a driver for Brown County Social Services, and was a drug and alcohol counselor for over 20 years. He was an avid Packers fan and enjoyed being outdoors, hunting and fishing. Paul loved playing golf, cribbage, card games and spending time with his family and friends.

Thu
21
Jun

Douglas Otto Grosskopf

Douglas Otto Grosskopf, 84, passed away Monday, June 18, 2018. He was born May 27, 1934, in Shawano County to the late Otto Grosskopf and Venita Tinsman Kammerman. Along with his family, he loved to fish and dance, the Atlanta Braves and the Green Bay Packers. Douglas retired from the Navy with 25 years of service. He served our country in Vietnam.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Juanita Grosskopf; stepfather, Earl Kammerman Sr.; two brothers, Norbert Grosskopf and Earl Kammerman Jr.; and two sisters, Evy Druckrey and Shirley Montoure.

He leaves to cherish his memory two daughters, Valerie Cook and husband Elvis, and Sheila Snyder; two brothers, Merle Grosskopf and Karlis Kammerman and wife Kay; one sister, Genieve Bartline and husband Dennis; grandchildren, Bradley Snyder, Josh Moffitt, Ryan Snyder and Bryan Cook; great-grandchild, Jaxon Cook; and several nieces and nephews.

Tue
19
Jun

Gary E. Kivi

On Monday, June 18, 2018, Gary Ernest Kivi, father, grandfather and brother, passed away after a lengthy battle with Alzheimer’s disease. A native of Ironwood, Michigan, Gary served in the Coast Guard for four years, as well as studied electronics and drafting engineering. Gary relocated with his wife, Carol (Wennersten), to Appleton, where they raised their family. He was very active in his church and Junior Achievement. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, softball and spending time with this family. Gary retired from Wisconsin Bell Telephone after 27 years of devoted service where he worked his way up from lineman to plant engineer. He was able to enjoy early retirement years on the lake in Shawano.

Tue
19
Jun

Kenneth L. Buchberger

Kenneth “Ken” L. Buchberger, 86, of Clintonville, passed away peacefully Monday morning, June 18, 2018, at Cherry Meadows Hospice in Appleton.

Tue
19
Jun

Jeffrey S. Olson

Jeffrey S. Olson, 54, Shawano, died Wednesday, June 13, 2018. Son of Doris (Larsen) Olson and the late Harry Olson, he was born on March 1, 1964, in Milwaukee. On June 10, 2011, he married Jennifer Fisher in Shawano.

Jeff was employed as store manager at Tractor Supply Co. He was an avid Packers fan, married to a Lions fan. He enjoyed four-wheeling, camping, music, campfires and spending time with his family.

Jeff is survived by his wife, Jennifer; children, Meghan (Andrew) Tribble, Ashley Olson, Sabrina Fisher, Savannah Olson, Dallas Fisher and Dane Olson; three grandchildren, Emory, Axel and Madeline; his mother, Doris Olson; his siblings, Sandra (John) Rasmussen, Thomas (Joan) Olson and Debra (Gary) Hendricks; his mother-in-law and father-in-law, Bruce and Zita Anderson; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his father, Harry Olson.

Tue
19
Jun

Karen A. Heling

Karen A. Heling, 65, of Marion, passed away Saturday, June 16, 2018, at ThedaCare Regional Medical Center-Appleton with her family by her side.

The Eberhardt-Stevenson Funeral Home and Crematory, Marion, is assisting the family.

Sat
16
Jun

Neil L. Montour

Neil Loane Montour, 86, of Shawano, passed away on June 12, 2018, in Appleton. Born on July 23, 1931, in Shawano, Neil was the son of the late Reynolds L. and Alvina M. (Parson) Montour. On Aug. 16, 1952, he was united in marriage to Ila L. Marohl at White Clay Lake Lutheran Church. He adored her; she was the love of his life. Above all, Neil dearly loved his family — for him, being a devoted father, grandpa, and father-in-law meant spending time with his family. Neil loved a good conversation and had great stories, in addition to being a great listener. He was well known for teasing those closest to him. Throughout his life, Neil spent his time playing and coaching sports, hunting, fishing, gardening and woodworking. Neil was a member of Zion Lutheran Church and lived in Shawano most of his life.

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