Obituaries

Fri
19
Apr

LeeAnn Dorn

We were not ready to say goodbye.

LeeAnn Dorn, 60, passed away unexpectedly at her home. Affectionately known by family and friends as “LeeAnnie,” “Lan,” “Wigs,” “LeeLee” and her most recent and coveted nickname, “Giggle Grammy”.

LeeAnn was born on July 2, 1958, in Germantown, Wisconsin, and was a perfectly timed gift for her patriotic parents Reuben and Betty Schaetzel.

She was preceded in death by her loving parents and a brother, Gary.

She is survived by a sister and brother in-law, Gale and Jim Drenning; her daughter and son in-law, Melissa and Brad Arndt; her son, Brad Boettcher; and her four grandchildren, Bennett, Charlotte, Lucas and Logan Arndt.

Fri
19
Apr

Aaron L. Mares

Aaron L. Mares, 34, of Clintonville, passed away on Tuesday, April 16, 2019, in the Township of Bear Creek.

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

Fri
19
Apr

Alice M. Dillenberg

Alice Miriam Dillenberg, 93, of Shawano, passed away on Wednesday, April 17, 2019, in Shawano. She was the daughter of the late John and Mabel (Regling) Held, born in Medford on March 27, 1926. Alice was married on July 5, 1946, in Milwaukee, to Louis T. “Pete” Dillenberg. Louis preceded Alice in death on Dec. 30, 1999.

Pete and Alice lived in Canada until 1952 when they moved to Shawano. After retiring, they moved to Montana in 1984 and returned to Shawano in 1989. Alice had been employed as an insurance underwriter for several years. Alice was a member of St. Michaels Catholic Church in Keshena and the Shawano American Legion Auxiliary.

Alice is survived by one son, George T. Dillenberg, of Shawano; two grandsons, George A. (Amy) Dillenberg, of Hobart, and Christopher B. (Megan) Dillenberg, of Shawano; and four great-grandchildren, Kyler, Keaton, Lainey, and Hattie.

Fri
19
Apr

Evan E. Johnson

Evan E. Johnson, 75, a former longtime resident of Shawano and was currently residing at Aster Assisted Living Center in Clintonville, passed away on Monday, April 15, 2019. Evan was born on April 13, 1944, to Ray and Beryl Johnson. Evan graduated from Pittsville High School in 1962. Evan married his high school sweetheart, Marge, on April 13, 1962. Evan and Marge were married for 56 years until her passing in October 2018. Evan was employed as a supervisor at Little Rapids Corporation in Shawano for over 30 years and retired in 2004. Upon their retirement, Evan and Marge enjoyed annual trips to Mexico and other warm weather destinations during the winter months. They also spent many years enjoying boating and fishing on Shawano Lake and camping up north. Evan was known as a man who could fix anything, rarely following standard repair practices, but he always got it fixed.

Fri
19
Apr

Shirley Y. Bergsbaken

Shirley Y. Bergsbaken, 91, of New London, formerly of the Town of Maine, passed away late Tuesday, April 16, 2019, at St. Joseph Residence, New London.

The Eberhardt-Stevenson Funeral Home and Crematory, Clintonville, is assisting the family with the arrangements.

Wed
17
Apr

Corbin B. Miller

A memorial service for Corbin Miller will be held on Saturday, April 20, 2019, at 11 a.m. at Mickelson Funeral Service of Shawano. The Rev. Aaron Hose will officiate. Visitation will begin at 10 a.m. and continue until the time of service.

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

Wed
17
Apr

Alice M. Dillenberg

Alice Miriam Dillenberg, 93, of Shawano, passed away on Wednesday, April 17, 2019, in Shawano. A complete obituary will follow in Saturday’s paper.

Wed
17
Apr

Betty E. Durkey

Betty E. Durkey, 84, of the Town of Grant, Shawano County, passed away Monday morning, April 15, 2019, at Shawano Health Services.

Wed
17
Apr

Beatrice ‘Bea’ Martin

Beatrice “Bea” Martin, 89, of Clintonville, passed away on Sunday, April 14, 2019. Bea was born on Sept. 23, 1929, to the late James and Bernice (Calhoun) Soufal. On May 16, 1953, Bea was united in marriage to James Martin in Shawano. James preceded Bea in death on July 12, 1977. After graduating from high school, Bea attended St. Mary’s School of Nursing in Green Bay, where she earned her bachelor’s degree in nursing. Bea’s 44-year nursing career included employment with St. Mary’s Hospital and Shawano Hospital. During her husband’s career in the U.S. Air Force Strategic Air Command, Bea’s employment also spanned to Denver, Colorado; Fort Worth, Texas; and Fort Fairfield, Maine. Upon returning to Milwaukee, she worked at St. Luke’s Hospital for five years, then dedicated 23 years to Mount Sinai Medical Center, where she was the nursing director in the newborn nursery for a time.

Tue
16
Apr

William L. Hokenstad

William L. Hokenstad, 75, passed away on Wednesday, April 10, 2019, at Crossroads Care Center of Crystal River, Waupaca, under the care of Heartland Hospice. He was born May 20, 1943, in Cambridge to the late Clifford and Jane (Montour) Hokenstad. He grew up in Carter, Belle Plaine, Shawano, and Bonduel. Bill graduated from Bonduel High School in 1961 and then joined the Marine Corps where he honorably served until 1965. On May 21, 1966, he married Janette Wiharms in Appleton. After 35 years of dedicated work for Miller Electric Manufacturing, Bill retired and pursued his dream of building a cabin on the Turtle Flambeau Flowage. Bill loved working on cars but his true passion was being outdoors and fishing and hunting with his family and friends.

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