Obituaries

Fri
23
Sep

Karen R. Monte

Karen R. Monte, 74, of Shawano, passed away on Tuesday evening, Sept. 20, 2016, at ThedaCare Medical Center-Appleton.

Karen was born on Aug. 9, 1942, in Milwaukee, a daughter of the late George and Rose (List) Monte. She attended school in Milwaukee, graduating from Milwaukee Lutheran High School in 1959. She then went to work for Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Company as a field development specialist, retiring in 2001.

Karen enjoyed traveling when she was younger, cooking and cheering on the Packers.

Survivors include her brother, Phillip (Linda) Monte, of Embarrass; her niece, Jessie (Aaron) Taylor, and their children, Bridget and Mia, of Pensacola, Florida; her nephew, Aaron (Diane) Monte, and their children, Elliott and Amelia, of La Crosse; her great-niece, Bailey Monte, of Los Angeles, California; her former sister-in-law, Sue (Bill) Grolemund, of Pace, Florida; and many aunts, cousins and friends.

Fri
23
Sep

Gerald Bussian

Gerald Bussian, 83, of the Wisconsin Veterans Home, formerly of Gresham, passed away on Thursday, Sept. 22, 2016. He was born on June 5, 1933, to the late Ernest and Jenny (Craw) Bussian.

On Dec. 17, 1960, Gerald married Glory Slater. He was a veteran of the Korean Conflict, serving in the Army.

He is survived by his wife, Glory; children, Melody (Steve) Larsen, Mark Bussian and Matthew Bussian; seven grandchildren; sisters, Arlene (Earl) Schneider and Alice Stammer; other relatives and friends.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Lloyd (Arlene) Bussian; sisters, Bernice (Elmo) Nelson and Geraldine; and brother-in-law, Richard Stammer.

No services will be held at this time.

The Maple Crest Funeral Home of Waupaca is assisting the family with arrangements.

Thu
22
Sep

Doris A. Schroeder

Doris Ann (Hansen) Schroeder, 83, Bonduel, passed away at home Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2016. She was surrounded by family.

Doris was born on June 4, 1933, in the town of Washington, Shawano County, to Peter and Verna (Olson) Hansen. She attended grade school at Grand View, town of Green Valley. She was married to Raymond Schroeder at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Gillett on June 23, 1951, and they had recently celebrated 65 years of marriage.

A faithful and lifelong member of Bethel Lutheran Church of Green Valley, Doris was baptized on July 2, 1933, and confirmed on July 4, 1948. Bible verse 1 John 3:1. She was active in the church choir for many years as well as the WELCA Church Women. Doris was a past chairman of the Altar Guild, a former Sunday school teacher, and also made quilts at church. She was also a member of the Grand View Home Makers for over 20 years.

Thu
22
Sep

Phil S. Wudtke

Phil Steven Wudtke, 54, of Bonduel, passed away at his home, on Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2016. He was born on Oct. 31, 1961, the son of Delano and Marilyn (Luepke) Wudtke.

Phil loved to bowl and met Mary Beilfuss, his future wife, at a bowling alley her parents owned. On Aug. 6, 1988, the couple was united in marriage at Emmanuel Lutheran Church in Seymour. He was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church in Bonduel, where he served as an usher and a trustee.

Phil had a passion for hunting and fishing and loved nothing more than spending time with his family, especially his boys and his sidekick, Nitro.

Phil is survived by his wife of 28 years, Mary; three children, Josh (Jennifer) Erb, of Navarino; Patrick Wudtke, of Bonduel, and Drew Wudtke, of Bonduel; his parents, Delano and Marilyn Wudtke; a sister, Pam (Justin) Beaumier, of Bonduel; as well as nieces, nephews, other relatives, friends and his dog, Nitro.

Thu
22
Sep

Karen R. Monte

Karen R. Monte, 74, of Shawano, passed away on Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2016, at ThedaCare Medical Center-Appleton.

Funeral services 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
22
Sep

Gen. Robert W. Cone

Retired United States Army Gen. Robert W. Cone, 59, lost his courageous five-year battle with cancer on Monday, Sept. 19, 2016 in Green Bay.

Funeral service arrangements for Gen. Cone 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.

Wed
21
Sep

Rosemary C. Heinrich

Rosemary Claudine Heinrich, 80, Neenah, died on Thursday, Sept. 15, 2016, at ThedaCare Regional Medical Center-Neenah. She was born on June 29, 1936, in Keshena, daughter of Roland and Virginia (Waubanascum) Kessen.

Rosemary was united in marriage to James John Heinrich on Feb. 7, 1959, in Gresham. She retired from Kimberly Clark Corporation in 1992, after 19 years of service. Family and friends were very important to Rosemary. She would spend countless hours on the phone being a social butterfly, talking with those that she held near and dear to her.

Rosemary is survived by her husband, James; three children, David, Lynn and Debra Heinrich; a grandson, Logan (Anna Kissell) Heinrich; a brother, Norbert Kessen Sr.; and many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Rosemary was preceded in death by her parents; three siblings, Lee (Claudette and Dorothy), William (Joan) and Celestine Kessen; and a sister-in-law, Janet Kessen.

Wed
21
Sep

Joanne M. Martin

Joanne “Jo” M. Martin, 76, a longtime resident of Guemes Island, Washington, passed on Tuesday, Aug. 23, 2016, after a short battle with cancer. She was born on Sept. 15, 1939, in Shawano to Maynard R. Wussow and Lucille M. Witthuhn.

Jo graduated from the University of Denver with a Bachelor of Arts degree in education and spent well over 30 years, combined, as an elementary educator both in Wisconsin and Washington. She met and married the love of her life, Charles L. Martin, in Seattle on March 26, 1982. They celebrated 34 years of marriage.

Her favorite recreational activities included reading, beach combing for shells, traveling, solving puzzles and gardening. The last 10 years of her life she and Chuck spent snow birding between Fort Myers Beach, Florida, and Guemes Island, Washington.

Jo was preceded in death by her parents and siblings, Jim and Donna Wussow.

Wed
21
Sep

Judith S. Gardner

Judith S. Gardner, 76, of Green Bay, passed away on Monday, Sept. 19, 2016, in Green Bay.

Judy was born in Keshena on May 28, 1940, the daughter of the late Norbert and Leona (Aaron) Lawe. She was raised in Keshena before moving to Chicago, where she graduated from high school. Judy lived in Chicago for most of her life before moving to Green Bay 17 years ago. She loved cooking and enjoyed watching the Cubs. More than anything, Judy loved being a grandma and cherished spending time with her family.

Wed
21
Sep

Mark A. Bonnert

Mark Anthony Bonnert, 59, of Leopolis, lost his battle with pancreatic cancer Sunday, Sept. 18, 2016, at his home with his mother and sister by his side.

Mark was born on Aug. 28, 1957, in Muskego, the son of Virginia (Moesch) Clark and the late Richard Bonnert. In 1963, his family moved to New Berlin, where he attended school and was a 1976 graduate of Dwight D. Eisenhower High School.

Mark was a member of Lakeview Trap and Sport Club. He was an expert marksman and won several high-gun, high-point and team trap shoots. Although Mark loved all hunting and fishing, duck hunting was his favorite. He enjoyed spending time with his wonderful trap, hunting and fishing friends, as well as his extended family at Hunter’s Nest in Muskego.

In May 2013, he was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer, and in June he moved in with his sister, Annette, in Leopolis, where he enjoyed his last few years hunting, fishing and doing as he loved and pleased.

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