Obituaries

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June M. Behnke

June M. (Zachow) Behnke died and was carried in the arms of our Lord to her heavenly home, reuniting with her beloved husband, on June 14, 2018.

June was born on June 10, 1926, in Waupun to the late Arnold and Emma (Beversdorf) Zachow. She attended Shawano schools, graduating in 1944. She met and married the love of her life, Robert A. “Bob” Behnke on Sept. 3, 1949. He preceded her in death on July 6, 2012. June worked as a technician for Dr. Cantwell at Cantwell-Peterson Clinic. She was an active member of St. James Lutheran Church in various capacities. June treasured her time as a Brownie-Girl Scout Leader. She was quite the bowler and found enjoyment in golfing, playing cards and crocheting. Her greatest joy was the birth of her grandson, David, whom she loved with all her heart and was extremely proud of. She cherished every moment she shared with him, especially baking cookies, making caramels or just spending time with him.

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Daniel J. Bossell

Daniel J. Bossell, 57, of Clintonville, passed away unexpectedly on June 14, 2018, at his Sun Valley Manor residence.

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

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Lester P. McPherson

Lester P. McPherson, 61, of Keshena, passed away on Friday, June 15, 2018, in Green Bay. Arrangements are pending with Swedberg Funeral Home in Shawano.

www.swedbergfuneralhome.com

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Derald D. Gast

It is with great sadness that the family of Derald D. Gast I announces his passing on Monday, June 11, 2018, at the age of 82.

Derald was born April 21, 1936, to Hugo and Ruby (Dickow) Gast in Shawano, and lived there the majority of his life. He attended Shawano High School, and after high school he worked for his uncle, Jim Darrow, laying carpet. In July 1960, Derald became the first hire for a business owned by Bill and Rachel Olson. Little did he know at the time it would turn into his place of employment for nearly 40 years, where he developed many lifelong friendships. He retired from working for Owens/Heritage Veneered Products in 2001.

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Helen A. Geiss

Helen A. Geiss, 97, of Clintonville, passed away peacefully on Thursday, June 14, 2018, at her son’s home in Seymour.

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

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14
Jun

Merritt K. Schmidt

Merritt Keith Schmidt, 77, of Gresham, passed away at his home on Tuesday, June 12, 2018. Merritt was born on July 27, 1940, in the Town of Seneca, the son of the late Eldor and Sarah (Heins) Schmidt. On Dec. 29, 1973, in Antigo, Merritt was united in marriage to Janice Fronek. The two were later sealed in the Provo Temple for time and all eternity. His love for cats included watching and feeding them. He was especially fond of two felines, Mindy, his outdoor cat, and Spooky, his indoor cat. Spooky always managed to find a place between Merritt’s knees when he went to bed. Merritt enjoyed watching the birds and deer. He also liked watching the trains pass by and thoroughly enjoyed rides on the Laona and Spooner runs. Merritt was a member of the Gresham Lions Club and was seen proudly throwing out candy during the Fourth of July parade. He was a big fan of basketball, loved attending the games and was proud of being the Booster Club Fan of the Year.

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Lyle M. Kreier

Lyle Milo Kreier, 74, of Keshena, passed away at his home on Monday, June 11, 2018. Lyle was born on June 15, 1943, in Poynette, son of the late Milo and Belle (Oehlert) Kreier. He served our country by entering the United States Navy in 1961, working as a machinist until his honorable discharge in 1963. Lyle liked working on small engines and was an enthusiastic model plane and train hobbyist. More than anything, he loved spending time with his family.

Survivors include his wife, Myrtle; two children, Lynn Kreier and Larry (Terri) Kreier; three grandchildren, Sebastian Lincoln, Justin Kreier and Alicia Kreier; and two sisters, Adelle Hughes and Lois Yonkee.

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Duane C. Hess

Duane C. Hess, 73, of Bowler, died unexpectedly on Tuesday, June 12, 2018, at his home.

He was born on Dec. 13, 1944, in Tomahawk, the son of the late Carl and Joan (Shelley) Hess.

On Feb. 23, 1972, Duane was united in marriage to Cherryl Evans. She preceded him in death on Oct. 13, 2012.

Duane farmed in north-central Wisconsin for many years. He was a very talented wood worker and enjoyed gardening.

Survivors include eight children, Rick (Chris) Rotzoll, of Port Charlotte, Florida, Susan (Tim) Rotzoll-Hovendick, of Marshfield, Diane (Kris) Lahren, of Mosinee, McGoo (Charity) Hess, of Mattoon, Clint (Tracy) Hess, of Winneconne, Heidi (Demetrius) Williams, of Green Bay, Matt (Heather) Hess, of Baraboo, and Andy (Katie) Hess, of Green Bay; 20 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; two sisters, Sharon (Tom) Lott, of Antigo, and Carla Welch, of North Carolina; and many nieces and nephews.

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Merritt K. Schmidt

Merritt Keith Schmidt, 77, of Gresham, passed away on Tuesday, June 12, 2018, at his home.

Arrangements are pending with Swedberg Funeral Home in Shawano.

www.swedbergfuneralhome.com

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Derald D. Gast

Derald D. Gast, age 82, of Shawano, passed away Monday evening, June 11, 2018, at his home.

Funeral service arrangements are pending and will be announced Thursday.

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

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