Obituaries

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Barbara E. Dixon

Barbara E. “Barbie” Dixon, of Neopit, passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, March 22, 2017.

Barbie was born on April 30, 1959, to Richard and Sylvia Dodge, of Keshena. She was in the first graduating class of Menominee Indian High School in 1977. She went on to receive her bachelor’s degree in history at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay.

On July 22, 1978, Barbie was united in marriage to Eugene V. Dixon in Keshena. Barbie began her career as a teacher at Menominee Tribal School in Neopit, where she became better known as Mrs. Dixon. Teaching the children at Menominee Tribal School for the past 20 years was very important to her, as were the people she worked beside. She enjoyed pow-wow dancing with her grandchildren, beading, regalia making and going for rides in the woods with her husband.

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Mar

Yvonne L. Creapeau

Yvonne Lois Creapeau, 80, of Morgan Siding, passed away on Wednesday, March 22, 2017, at her home.

Yvonne was born on June 16, 1936, in Tomah, the daughter of the late Morris “Buckshot” and Colleen (Bowman) Ninham. On March 23, 1953, Yvonne was united in marriage to Raymond E. Creapeau, who preceded her in death in 1963. She enjoyed playing guitar, baking, gardening and gambling. More than anything, Yvonne enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren.

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24
Mar

Elizabeth J. Mann

Elizabeth J. “Betty” Mann, 89, of Shawano, passed away at Oak Haven Assisted Living Facility in Shawano on Wednesday, March 21, 2017.

Funeral service arrangements are pending and will be announced at a later date.

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

Please share online condolences at www.mickelsonfs.com.

Thu
23
Mar

Beatrice A. Bohm

Beatrice A. “Beattie/Bea” Bohm, 89, of Shawano, passed away peacefully on Sunday afternoon, March 19, 2017, in Shawano.

Beattie was born on Dec. 31, 1927, in Shawano, a daughter of the late Herman and Linda (Hacker) Singer. She was employed at the canning factory and as a housekeeper prior to her marriage to Willard Bohm on May 10, 1946. The couple was married at Peace United Church of Christ in Shawano and lived in Shawano their entire married life.

Bea was employed at Wrights Broiler Company, Jolens Manufacturing, Weber Plywood & Veneer, Shawano Evening Leader and later at Bohm Builders.

Thu
23
Mar

Lovely Usack

Lovely “Ann” Usack, 70, of Bonduel, passed away on Tuesday, March 21, 2017, in De Pere.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 1, 2017, at St. Martin Catholic Church in Cecil with Deacon Mike Grzeca and the Rev. Luke Ferris officiating. Inurnment will be in the church cemetery. Visitation will be held at the church on Saturday from 9:30 a.m. until the time of the service.

Memorials may be directed to the Shawano County Humane Society or SAM 25.

A full obituary will be published in next Wednesday’s paper.

Swedberg-Zastrow Funeral Home is assisting the family with the arrangements.

www.swedbergfuneralhome.com

Thu
23
Mar

Mark W. Schulz

Mark Warren Schulz passed away suddenly, Sunday, March 19.

Mark will always be remembered as the best dad ever and as a great brother, uncle and friend. He loved his family with all his heart and only left them after a long battle with depression.

Along with spending time with family, Mark loved to fish and was always going to catch “Walter.” His annual fishing trip with his brothers, nephews, friends and son was something that he enjoyed, and everyone looked forward to sharing their stories. He loved spending time on Lulu Lake with his dog Lulu.

Mark enjoyed watching “his Packers.” He was a proud second-generation union member of IBEW Local 150.

Mark was an active member of St. Martin’s church in Cecil.

Born in Waukegan, Illinois, Mark graduated from Grant High School, Ingleside, Illinois, in 1972.

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23
Mar

Petronell Keshena Martin

Feb. 3, 1931 - March 21, 2017

One day in 1945, Pet Keshena, a freshman at Shawano High School, arrived home and told her mother that Miss Kemmeter instructed the students to learn a five-minute speech. Pet went on to be a two-time winner of the Wisconsin Individual Forensic Championship.

She used her oratory skills to star in the Menominee pageants. Pet, along with her niece, Lynn Skenandore, and many other Menominees from throughout the reservation presented plays at the historic Woodland Bowl during the 1950s.

Pet was united in marriage to Wayne Martin in March 1951. The couple had seven children and spent nearly 48 years together. Wayne preceded her in death on March 1, 1999.

Pet enjoyed playing bingo, reading, playing solitaire, following politics and a good brandy old-fashioned. She also loved road trips, both short and cross-country, which often included a story or two.

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22
Mar

Ronald M. Schultz

Ronald “Ron” M. Schultz, 75, Shawano, was called to be with his Lord on Friday, March 17, 2017, with his family by his side. He was born on Aug. 19, 1941, in Manitowoc to Milton and Wilma (Plantico) Schultz.

Ron proudly served with the U.S. Army in Berlin, Germany. On June 15, 1963, he married Hilda Leslie in Berlin. Ron’s strong work ethic and vision led him to founding Hometown Insurance Agency in Brillion and Shawano. Although Ron was dedicated to his clients, he knew where his heart was — his family. He loved to spend time snowmobiling, boating and traveling with them.

Ron is survived by his beloved wife of 53 years, Hilda; his daughter and son-in-law, Cindy and Dave Couillard; his son, Timothy Schultz; his beautiful granddaughter, Elena Schultz; his sister and brother-in-law, Valerie and Bill Kocian; and his nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister and brother-in-law, Marlene and Paul Bialek.

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22
Mar

Beatrice A. Bohm

Beatrice A. “Beattie” Bohm, 89, of Shawano, passed away peacefully on Sunday afternoon, March 19, 2017, in Shawano.

Funeral service arrangements are pending and will be announced on Thursday.

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

Please share online condolences at www.mickelsonfs.com.

Wed
22
Mar

Herbert P. Schimpfle

Herbert P. Schimpfle, 69, of Clintonville, passed away March 19, 2017, at his residence.

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

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