Obituaries

Fri
15
Feb

Eugene W. Boettcher

Eugene Walter Boettcher, 85, of Shawano, passed away on Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2019, with family at his side.

He was born in a cheese factory near Cecil on June 1, 1933, to August and Irene (Baehr) Boettcher.

He married Helen Mayer on Aug. 20, 1955, and the two settled in rural Pulcifer, where they raised their family and operated a dairy farm. Eugene also worked for New View Industries in Gillett until the couple retired in 1998 and moved to Shawano.

Eugene was an avid sportsman and enjoyed hunting in his tree stand at Possum Lodge. His family affectionately nicknamed him “the expert in the oak tree” when contemplating deer hunting strategies because he always seemed to know exactly where the deer would come out. He was also an extremely talented taxidermist, creating hundreds of fish, bird and animal mounts over the years.

Thu
14
Feb

Gary D. Ladwig Sr.

Gary Duane Ladwig Sr., 80, of Shawano, passed away on Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2019. He was born on May 10, 1938, in Tigerton, son of the late Alfred and Lilly (Marquardt) Ladwig. Gary spent his childhood in Bowler and graduated from Bowler High School. He married Georgetta McFarlane on June 25, 1960, at St. Matthews Lutheran Church in Bowler. They lived in Bowler and farmed from 1961 until 1972, before moving to Tilleda. Gary later owned and operated Ladwig Fish and Meats. In 1982, the couple moved to Oshkosh where they started L&M Plastics. After Gary’s divorce in 1987, he met Diane Buettner, and the couple was married on Oct. 14, 1989. They resided in Shawano, and Gary was employed by Shawano Kiln Company until his retirement. Gary loved to hunt and fish with his children and grandchildren. He also enjoyed gardening and traveling. He was a wonderful husband and father and will be deeply missed.

Thu
14
Feb

Reinhold J. Schultz

Reinhold J. “Ron” Schultz, 92, of Shawano, peacefully went to meet his Lord and Savior early Tuesday morning, Feb. 12, 2019.

Funeral service arrangements are pending.

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

Wed
13
Feb

Roscoe Q. Much

Roscoe Q. Much, 87, of Tigerton, passed away Saturday, Feb. 9, 2019, at Shawano Health Services.

Beil-Didier Funeral Home, Tigerton, assisted the family.

Wed
13
Feb

Ernestine E. Murphy

Ernestine Evalyn “Ernie” Murphy, 97, of Bowler, passed away on Sunday, Feb. 10, 2019, surrounded by her family at the Ella Besaw Center. Ernestine was born in Morgan Siding, Shawano County, on Nov. 5, 1921, to the late Glen and Melissa (Fowler) Quinney. She attended school in Flandreau, South Dakota, and worked in the Black Hills during the summers. Ernestine served our country as a U.S. Marine from 1943 until 1945. On Nov. 20, 1945, Ernestine was united in marriage to Virgil J. Murphy in the Town of Red Springs. He preceded her in death on Dec. 6, 2009. Ernestine, who worked as an EMT and community health rep, was very active in the Stockbridge-Munsee community. She enjoyed trout fishing, gardening, picking berries and spending time with her grandchildren. Ernestine was a member of Old Stockbridge Presbyterian Church, the Mary Martha Society and the Stockbridge-Munsee Veterans.

Wed
13
Feb

Francis ‘Butch’ Dale Kitson

Francis “Butch” Dale Kitson, 63, of Keshena, passed away on Sunday, Feb. 10, 2019, in Madison. Born in Keshena on Dec. 5, 1955, he is the son of the late Francis “Ducky” and Dorothy (Lyons) Kitson. On Aug. 15, 1981, Butch was united in marriage to Sally Martin in Keshena. Sally preceded Butch in death on Dec. 12, 2001. Butch worked as a union carpenter and was a talented woodworker. He enjoyed fishing and hunting, riding his Harley, boating and traveling. Those who knew Butch found him to be a dedicated, hard-working family man, who loved his grandkids with all his heart.

Wed
13
Feb

Ethel Bramschreiber-Svetnicka

Ethel Bramschreiber-Svetnicka, 86, passed away Feb. 10, 2019. Ethel was born on Oct. 11, 1932, to the late William and Edna (Gumz) Messerschmidt in Pella. Ethel graduated from Bonduel High School. She worked in the office at Badger Breeders, as line manager at Vlasic Pickles, as well as in the Appleton Post-Crescent ad department. On July 19, 1952, Ethel married Robert “Bob” Bramschreiber. Bob preceded her in death in 1978. Ethel married Hank Svetnicka in 1983. He preceded in her in death in 2003. Ethel was a member of the Zion United Methodist Church in Bonduel. Ethel’s faith was very important to her. She was president of the UMW and served on many committees. She enjoyed many years with her Homemakers Group in Bonduel and Appleton. She loved poems and memorizing poems. She loved watching her grandchildren in all their sporting events. She also enjoyed many summers at the Moon Beach Camp.

Wed
13
Feb

Jean M. Crow

A memorial service for Jean Crow will be held on Thursday, Feb. 14, 2019, at 1 p.m. at Mickelson Funeral Service in Shawano. Deacon Todd Raether will officiate. Visitation will be held at the funeral home from 11 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.

Sat
09
Feb

Jean M. Crow

Jean M. Crow, 67, of Shawano, formerly of Manitowoc, passed away on Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2019, at her home, surrounded by her family.

Jean was born on Sept. 29, 1951, in Manitowoc to her loving parents, Andrew and Mardel Junk, of Manitowoc. Jean attended Lincoln High School, but didn’t graduate. She later went on to receive her GED. Jean was married to Gary Robinson in July 1967, and gave birth to her dear and wonderful sons. Jean worked at the Menominee casino in Keshena for over 30 years. She enjoyed traveling and loved taking care of her always weedless garden.

Sat
09
Feb

Janice J. Thompson

Janice “Jan” Jean Thompson, 76, of Shawano, formerly of Bonduel, Florence County and Green Bay, passed away on Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2019. Jan was born in Shawano on July 24, 1942, a daughter of the late Vernon and Victoria (Seering) Monroe. She grew up in Bonduel and graduated from Bonduel High School. On April 4, 1964, Jan was united in marriage to Richard “Rick” Thompson at Zion United Methodist Church in Bonduel. She was an avid Packer fan and rarely missed a game. Jan enjoyed gardening, feeding and watching the hummingbirds and riding the Goldwing with Rick. Jan was an active and faithful member of Zion United Methodist Church in Bonduel and Trinity United Methodist Church in Iron Mountain.

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