Obituaries

Fri
19
Dec

EddaMae Bohardt

EddaMae Bohardt, 79, of Shawano, died on Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014.

EddaMae was born on Sept. 11, 1935, in Tigerton, the daughter of the late Earl and Wilma (Reinhart) Kauffman. On Aug. 4, 1951, EddaMae was united in marriage to Otis “Walter” Bohardt Jr. at Peace United Church of Christ. Walter preceded her in death on Jan. 8, 2010. EddaMae was a cook in several local restaurants, including the L & L for 35 years. She enjoyed crocheting and tending to her flowers.

EddaMae is survived by four children, Bob (Barb) Bohardt, of Shawano, Resa (Daniel) Petroski, of Wausau, Randy Bohardt, of Shawano and Kurt Bohardt, of Shawano. She is further survived by numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren; one brother, Raymond (Ziggy) Kauffman, of Michigan; one sister, Roseann (Bill) Herman, of Tilleda; a special friend, Babe; and other relatives.

EddaMae was preceded in death by her husband, Walter; one son, Donald; one brother, Ronny; and one sister, Corrine.

Fri
19
Dec

Myrtle M. Feivor

Myrtle M. Feivor, 85, of Shawano, passed away on Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014, at The Cottages in Shawano where she had been a resident for the past three years.

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

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

www.mickelsonfs.com

Fri
19
Dec

Carole M. Alft

Carole M. Alft, 75, of Tigerton, passed away Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014, at Sacred Heart Hospital, Eau Claire.

Funeral arrangements are still pending with the Beil-Didier Funeral Home, Tigerton.

Fri
19
Dec

Helen Mary Johanek

Helen M. Johanek, 90, of Shawano, died on Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014.

Helen was born on July 15, 1924, in Oconto Falls, the daughter of the late Frank and Josephine (Novak) Chlopek. On Nov. 24, 1945, Helen was united in marriage to Alois L. Johanek at St. Kasimir Catholic Church in Krakow. Alois preceded her in death on May 21, 2003.

Helen’s faith was a very important part of her life. She was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church, as well as the St. Ann’s Society of St. Wenceslaus Catholic Church. Helen enjoyed both flower and vegetable gardening and loved polka dancing. She enjoyed cooking, and her specialties included dumplings, cinnamon rolls and apple pie. Her family and friends were always welcome at her table.

Thu
18
Dec

William J. Hoffman

William J. “Bill” Hoffman, Appleton, formerly of Gresham, 91, passed away on Monday, Dec. 15, 2014.

Bill dedicated his life to God, country and family. He was born on May 23, 1923, in Indianapolis, Indiana, to Henry and Gertrude (Forster) Hoffman. Bill grew up in the Appleton area, where he graduated from St. Joseph Catholic Grade School, and then from Appleton High School in 1941. Shortly after graduation, Bill joined the Wisconsin Telephone Co., where he spent 41 years until retiring in 1982.

A lifelong patriot that flew the American flag every day, Bill answered his country’s call to military service on Oct. 14, 1942, and served in the U.S. Army until Dec. 31, 1945, during World War II.

Tue
16
Dec

Anna May Opperman

Anna May Opperman, 76, of Shawano, passed away on Saturday, Dec. 13, 2014, at home, with her family at her side while “Silent Night” played in the background.

Anna was born on Aug. 31, 1938, in Zionsville, Indiana, the daughter of the late Orval and Helen (Nagle) Case. Anna met her future husband, Frederick H. Opperman, on a blind date at a dance hall. On Nov. 25, 1960, she and Fred were united in marriage at Trinity Lutheran Church in Menasha.

Anna had many hobbies, including reading, baking, cooking, traveling with her family, and attending her children’s and grandchildren’s events. She also enjoyed being outdoors, doing lawn work, gardening, tending to her flowers and watching the birds. She was an amazing woman who loved her family and always looked forward to the Oppermans’ monthly family gatherings.

Tue
16
Dec

Julaine Samanta Roy

Julaine Samanta Roy (aka Sarah Steinberg and Sarah Cohen), 85, passed away May 5, 2014, in Baltimore, Maryland.

She was born to Bernard and Mildred Smith in Winona, Minnesota, on Feb. 19, 1929, and graduated from high school in St. Charles, Minnesota. After studying at the Minneapolis Institute of Art and Design and Bethany Fellowship in Bloomington, Minnesota, she lived in Jamaica for seven years as a missionary before marrying Rama Behera, who became Rama Samanta Roy and then Avraham Cohen, in 1965.

Musically inclined and very artistic, she had a very beautiful voice and a lifelong interest in architecture. A long-time resident of Shawano, she most recently resided in Baltimore.

Julaine was preceded in death by her parents, her brother, Kendall, and daughter, Deborah.

She is survived by her sisters, Lois Jean Loomis-Theesfeld and Genene Gordish; her husband; her son; and three grandchildren.

Tue
16
Dec

John A. Boivin III

John A. Boivin III, 30, of Neopit, died on Friday, Dec. 12, 2014.

On July 31, 1984, in Shawano, John was born to John Boivin Jr. and the late Rayma Heath. John spent his whole life in the Neopit area, where he enjoyed hunting, fishing and going to the lake lot. He loved driving in the woods and watching the Green Bay Packers. John was a member of St. Anthony’s Catholic Church in Neopit.

John is survived by his father, John (Deanna) Boivin Jr., of Neopit; paternal grandmother, Dorla Boivin, of Neopit; siblings, Wendell (significant other, Wanda) Boivin, of Shawano, Dean Davis Derek-James, of Albuquerque, New Mexico, Daro James, of Kansas City, Kansas, Dyan James-Anderson, of Neopit, Desiree James, of Milwaukee; and special auntie, Janice Reed. He is further survived by many aunties, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews and friends.

Tue
16
Dec

Albert E. Reinke Jr.

Albert E. Reinke Jr., 84, of Pulaski, died on Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2014.

Albert was born on Jan. 28, 1930, in the town of Angelica, the son of the late Albert and Hertha A. (Wudtke) Reinke Sr. On Jan. 5, 1950, he was united in marriage to Pauline “Dolly” Zielinski in Shawano. Albert was a lifelong member of the St. Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church in the town of Angelica.

Albert is survived by his wife of 64 years, Dolly; a son, Jeff; grandchildren, Jordan Reinke, of Shawano, and Jeana (Dalton) Henn, of Navarino. He is further survived by his brothers and sister, Ervin (Gena) Reinke, of Pulaski, Harvey (Judy) Reinke, of Pulaski, and Florence Rueckert, of Cecil; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Albert was preceded in death by two daughters, Sandra and Susie Reinke; his parents; brothers, Maynard Reinke and Richard (Maxine) Reinke; sister, Helen (Joe) Bluma; and his brother-in-law, Wallin Rueckert.

Fri
12
Dec

John A. Boivin III

John A. Boivin III, 30, of Neopit, died Friday, Dec. 12, 2014.

Arrangements are pending with the Swedberg Funeral Home in Shawano.

www.swedbergfuneralhome.com

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