Obituaries

Wed
17
Jan

Irene E. Maus

Irene E. Maus, 90, of Tigerton, passed away on Saturday, Jan. 13, 2018, at Pine Manor Health Care Center, Embarrass.

Wed
17
Jan

Betty Jane Saffran

Betty Jane Saffran, 89, of East Troy, passed away surrounded by her family on Jan. 14, 2018. She was born in Hayes to William and Clara Strehlow. She married her husband of 66 years, Norman J. Saffran, on March 31, 1951. They were longtime East Troy residents. Betty worked in the lunch program for the East Troy School District for 22 years, and she was a member of St. James United Methodist Church. She loved spending time with her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren and spending time at their cabin up north. Betty’s kind and gentle ways will be greatly missed by her family and friends.

The family would like to express their deepest gratitude to Dr. Shepherdson and Lonnie for the wonderful care and comfort shown to Betty. Also, a special thank you to Seasons Hospice and Palliative Care and Lynn for all their wonderful care.

Wed
17
Jan

Debra L. LaRock

Debra Lynn (Hughes) LaRock, 60, passed away unexpectedly Saturday, Jan. 13, 2018, in Shawano at ThedaCare Medical Center-Shawano. Debra, the daughter of James and Barbara (Abernathy) Hughes, was born Oct. 21, 1957, at Brookley Air Force Base in Mobile, Alabama. Debra lived in Shawano, along with her two sons, Derek and Ryan LaRock. Debra was an amazing cook, which she had done her whole life, recently cooking at the Torchlite. She enjoyed hosting holidays and family events, always cooking big meals and making sure everyone left full. She found most joy in spending as much time as she could with her four grandchildren. She loved playing with them and watching them grow, but most importantly making sure they were always happy. Being a mother and grandmother is what truly made her happy. Debra also enjoyed going to the casino playing slot machines, something she always loved. Debra lived her life to the fullest every day.

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17
Jan

Maria J. Oviedo

Maria J. Oviedo, 55, of Shawano, passed away Saturday afternoon, Jan. 13, 2018, at her home, following a lengthy battle with cancer.

A memorial service for Maria is scheduled for Wednesday, Jan. 24, at 2 p.m. at Mickelson Funeral and Cremation Service of Shawano.

A full obituary will be published in the Saturday, Jan. 20, edition of The Shawano Leader.

Share online condolences at www.mickelsonfs.com

Sat
13
Jan

Edward B. Socha Sr.

Edward B. Socha Sr., 62, of Tigerton passed away Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2018, at his home.

Beil-Didier Funeral Home, Tigerton, assisted with the arrangements.

Sat
13
Jan

Wayne R. Weber

Wayne R. Weber, of Waukesha, passed away on Friday, Jan. 5, 2018, at the age of 78. Wayne was born on March 31, 1939, the son of Emil and Lydia Weber. On July 1, 1961, Wayne married his best friend and love of his life, Mollie A. Quandt. Wayne worked as a sales manager for Sears for 32 years prior to working for Wisconsin Technicolor for another 10 years. He was a longtime member at Ascension Church in Waukesha until he moved to Shawano. Wayne was an avid collector of beer memorabilia and loved his home teams, the Packers, Badgers and Brewers. Everyone who met Wayne loved him; he had a kindness and a sense of humor that could brighten anyone’s day. Most of all, Wayne treasured his family and delighted in spending time with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Fri
12
Jan

Gloria M. Swanson

Gloria Mae Swanson, 71, of Bonduel, passed away at Aurora Hospital in Green Bay after a brief illness on Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2018. She was born May 19, 1946, in Green Bay to Leon and Adelia (Brandt) Hilliker. Gloria grew up in Navarino and often shared fond memories of her childhood there. She graduated from Navarino Grade School and Bonduel High School.

She and Charles Stern were married on Oct. 28, 1967; Charles passed away Feb. 13, 1994. They have a daughter, Bonnie Rossi, of McFarland. Bonnie and her daughter Bella have been a great joy in Gloria’s life.

Fri
12
Jan

Irvin H. Rosenberg

A memorial service for Irvin H. Rosenberg will be held on Friday, Jan. 12, 2018, at 11 a.m. at St. James Lutheran Church in Shawano. The Rev. Dr. Timm Griffin will officiate. Inurnment will take place at the Sacred Heart Mausoleum, immediately following the service. Visitation will begin at 10 a.m. and continue until 11 a.m.

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

Thu
11
Jan

Marisa Rycroft

Marisa Rycroft, 58, of Shawano, passed away on Jan. 9, 2018, in Appleton. Marisa was born in Ithaca, New York, on May 20, 1959, the daughter of Salvatore and Ida (DiPerna) Biasillo. On Nov. 21, 1992, Marisa was united in marriage to Herbert E. Rycroft in Jacksonville, New York. The couple moved to Shawano in 1999. Marisa worked as the BID coordinator for Shawano. She was truly a people person and gave back to the community in many ways, including volunteering for Junior Achievement, Shawano Dollars for Scholars, Toys for Tots and the First Presbyterian Church, where she was a member. She relished being outdoors and spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren. Her greatest loves were her husband, children and grandchildren. Marisa will be remembered for her infectious smile and her unshakable faith.

Thu
11
Jan

Germaine Hohn

Germaine Marie Hohn, 84, of Leopolis, passed away on Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2018, in Shawano. Germaine was born in the Town of Richmond on Nov. 26, 1933, the daughter of the late Walter and Anna (Brunner) Kriefall. On Oct. 10, 1953, Germaine was united in marriage to James Hohn. She lived in Shawano County all her life and enjoyed quilting, gardening, crossword puzzles and baking wonderful treats, especially cookies. Germaine was a devoted and very active member of Elias Lutheran Church in Gresham and the ladies aide. While caring for her home and family she spent many years providing daycare for several area families.

Germaine is survived by her husband, Jim; two daughters, Diane (Jeff) Klingbeil and Lisa (Mike) Kunschke; seven grandchildren, Christian, Sarah, Danielle, Justin, Shawn, Anthony and Krystal; her sister, Delores Brei, of Leopolis; and her brother, Larry Kriefall, of Leopolis.

She was preceded in death by her parents and one sister, Sally.

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