Obituaries

Fri
14
Sep

Arthur G. Hohn

Arthur G. Hohn, 96, of Shawano, passed away Sept. 12, 2018. Art was born on May 29, 1922, in a farmhouse in the Town of Seneca, the son of the late Edwin A. and Ethilda (Otto) Hohn. On Dec. 11, 1943, he was united in marriage to Wilma V. Gresen in Shawano. Wilma preceded him in death on Oct. 11, 1990. The most life changing experience they had was when they both gave their hearts to Jesus Christ and were filled with the Holy Spirit. It changed the course of their lives and their children. Art worked as a farmer for a short while in Amherst when he experienced a life-threatening illness. They left the farm and moved back to Shawano area where, after a long recovery, he began driving commercial truck, hauling general freight, fuel and chemicals for most of his working life. After retirement, Art began driving school bus, which he did for many years. Art enjoyed horses and seemingly always had at least one or two in the pasture.

Wed
12
Sep

Evangeline J. Thiede

Evangeline J. “Vangie” Thiede, 83, of Bonduel, passed away on Sunday, Sept. 9, 2018, in Shawano. Vangie was born in Pella on Sept. 26, 1934, daughter of the late William and Edna (Gumz) Messerschmidt. Vangie graduated from Bonduel High School. She married William Thiede on June 9, 1956, at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Bonduel. Vangie worked at Pine Manor in Clintonville for 40 years, where she met and developed lifelong friendships with her coworkers. She enjoyed training many new employees over the years. Vangie loved working in her yard and her flower beds. She also loved to read, play cards, and travel with her husband, Bill. Vangie was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church in Bonduel, where she was active with the Altar Guild, Bible classes and as a happy greeter.

Wed
12
Sep

Clare Ann Dodge

Clare Ann Dodge, 72, passed away peacefully at Birch Hill Nursing Home on Saturday, Sept. 8, 2018. Clare was born in Two Rivers on March 20, 1946, daughter of the late Clarence and Adaline (Peters) Dominitz. Clare was a machinist at Hamilton’s Factory Incorporated for 14 years. In her spare time, she loved trips to the casino, going out to eat and having her bottles of Coca-Cola. She enjoyed watching TV, especially “Golden Girls,” “The Young and The Restless,” “The Sopranos,” “Pitbulls and Parolees” and the Lifetime Channel. Clare enjoyed listening to a variety of music, cookouts, the Green Bay Packers, her turquoise jewelry as well as spending time with her family.

Clare is survived by her fiancé, Alvin “Buddy” Rockman; her son, Brian Wayne (Linda) Bateman; grandchildren, Yolanda Bateman, Claire E. Annimitta, Melissa R. (Jesus Rosales) Skenandore, Brittany M. Bateman and Matthew L. Bateman; and 11 great-grandchildren.

Wed
12
Sep

Craig L. Colson

Craig L. Colson, 77, of Shawano, passed away on Sunday, Sept. 9, 2018, in Shawano. Born on Jan. 19, 1941, he was the son of the late Lowell and Myra (Strong) Colson. Craig graduated from Shawano High School and then worked with his parents in the family business, Colson Furs. On Feb. 5, 1972, he and Maxine were married in Shawano. Maxine preceded him in death on Oct. 15, 2012. Craig was a baptized member of Hope Community Church. He enjoyed watching the Packers, fishing, karaoke and going up north.

Craig is survived by his children, Kimberley (Brian) Ready, of Gresham, and Brian Colson, of Gresham; three grandchildren, Melissa, Joshua and Brandon; two great-grandchildren, Cole and Avayah. He is further survived by Chuck (Mary) LaMarche and their children, Blair and Mandy and family, whom he was raised with, along with many good friends.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Maxine, and his parents.

Wed
12
Sep

Dorothy M. Van Vuren

Dorothy M. (Pingel) Van Vuren, 97, of Beaver Dam, passed away peacefully on Friday, Sept. 7, 2018, surrounded by family members. Dorothy was born on July 8, 1921, in Pulaski, daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Ernst Pingel. She attended schools in Pulaski, Bonduel and Shawano, graduating from De Pere High School, where she was able to pursue ballet and dance. Dorothy attended University of Wisconsin-Madison for one year, where she studied music, played violin and studied classical ballet. On Nov. 8, 1941, Dorothy married Donald Van Vuren in Bonduel. She was a stay-at-home mom, raising six children. Dorothy excelled at sewing and designing clothes for her children. After her children were grown, Dorothy attended Green Bay Technical Institute to become a licensed real estate broker and a certified soil tester, working mainly in Menominee County.

Wed
12
Sep

Eugene F. Skalitzky

Eugene Francis Skalitzky, 77, of Shawano, passed away on Sunday, Sept. 9, 2018, at his home. Eugene was born on Jan. 23, 1941, in Shawano, son of the late Benedict and Alice (Blish) Skalitzky. He was a graduate of Shawano High School. On Dec. 23, 1971, he was united in marriage to Eileen B. Krueger at Zion Lutheran Church in Shawano. Eugene worked for Twig’s Beverage, Dey’s Inc. and Murphy Cement Company until his retirement. He enjoyed working on cars and going to car shows.

Eugene is survived by his loving wife of almost 47 years, Eileen; sons, Faron (Kristi) and Terry (fiancée Angela), both of Shawano; grandchildren, Gage, Shania (Jordon), Hays (Emily), Tucker, Madisyn, Payton, Clayton and Dalton; and two sisters-in-law, Karen Skalitzky, of Pulaski, and Debbie Skalitzky, of Shawano.

He was preceded in death by his granddaughter, Desiré; his parents; two brothers, Dennis and Richard; and one sister, Barbara.

Wed
12
Sep

Luella L. Parker

Luella L. Parker, 74, of Tigerton, passed away Friday, Sept. 7, 2018, at Ascension St. Clare’s Hospital, Weston.

Beil-Didier Funeral Home, Clintonville, is assisting the family with arrangements.

Sat
08
Sep

Andi Siahaan

Andi (Warsandi) Siahaan passed away on Monday, Sept. 3, 2018, at JourneyCare Hospice Center, Barrington, Illinois. He was born on April 20, 1965, in Pematang Siantar, Sumatra, Indonesia, the son of Maruli Gunung Siahaan and Tiamsa Siagian. He was baptized and confirmed in Pematang Siantar in the HKBP Lutheran Church.

He graduated from high school and college in Pematang Siantar. He continued his education in computer science after he came to the United States in 1990. He was employed as a computer network administrator and audio-visual coordinator. He was married to Jody (Jolene) Krueger on July 6, 1991. The couple had two children, Logan and Evan. Andi enjoyed his work, his children and keeping in contact with his relatives in the United States and Indonesia. His favorite pastimes were running, biking and playing soccer.

Sat
08
Sep

Roland R. Genke

Roland R. “Rolly” Genke, 81, of Bonduel, passed away on Thursday, Sept. 6, 2018, in Shawano. Born on May 1, 1937, in the Town of Lessor, Roland is the son of the late Roland A. and Cecelia (Dehn) Genke. Rolly graduated from Bonduel High School where he was active in the FFA and played football and basketball. After graduating he served in the United States Army from 1956 until his honorable discharge in 1962. On May 12, 1962, Roland was united in marriage to Diane J. Neitzel at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Bonduel. Together the couple raised three children. Rolly worked at Allis-Chalmers in Appleton for roughly 40 years until his retirement. In his free time, he loved attending the sporting events, competitions and performances for his daughter, sons, granddaughter, grandsons, nieces, nephews, other family members and friends. Since his retirement, he has played cards and bingo with various groups in Bonduel. He was also a member of the FFA Alumni. Rolly was a faithful member of St.

Sat
08
Sep

Chris T. Borntreger

Chris T. Borntreger, 72, of Shawano, passed away on Thursday, Sept. 6, 2018, in Shawano. Chris was born in Fairbank, Iowa, on Feb. 6, 1946, son of the late Toby C. and Mattie (Mast) Borntreger. On Oct. 15, 1974, Chris was united in marriage to Anna D. Troyer in Medford. He is a member of the Amish Church.

Chris is survived by his wife, Anna; eight children, Susie Stutzman, Lizzie Ann (Zack) Morris, Daniel Borntreger, Mose (Kari) Borntreger, Marvin (Melissa) Borntreger, Mattie Borntreger, Katie Mae (Russ) Ebert and Toby (Alison Partanen) Borntreger; 15 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; seven brothers and seven sisters.

He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers.

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