Obituaries

Wed
28
Feb

Gerald Wawrzyniakowski

Jerry Wawrzyniakowski passed at the age of 83, Thursday morning with his family by his side. Jerry lived a full, eventful and interesting life with purpose. He had a strong and abiding faith in God. Jerry was a factory worker for most of his life, serving a short time in the Air Force. Jerry was lucky enough to find love twice, with his wife, Mary Jane, who died in 1992 and Betty, who preceded him in death in 2013. He loved to fishing, gardening, playing with rocks and tinkering with most anything. He was a caring person, always willing to lend a helping hand. He enjoyed spending time with his family and friends.

Jerry is survived by his brother, Ken Wawrzyniakowski; sisters, Pat Barker and Marlene Brushwood; his daughter, June Wawrzyniakowski; his stepdaughters, Sandra Smith and Jill (Wawrzyniakowski) and Jeff Prokash; stepsons, Roger (Christine) Connolly and Bruce Kosbab. Jerry had four grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

Wed
28
Feb

Vanice R. Buettner

Vanice R. Buettner, 77, of Shawano, passed away peacefully Monday morning, Feb. 26, 2018, at her home.

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

Wed
28
Feb

David C. Aderman

David C. Aderman, 62, of Shawano, passed away on Feb. 20, 2018. He was born Nov. 14, 1955, in Shawano to the late Russell and Frances (Sperberg) Aderman.

Dave attended Shawano High School and was a lifelong resident of Shawano. He was an avid outdoorsman, enjoying hunting, fishing and trapping. Dave was a proud member of the NRA and Shadows on the Wolf. He enjoyed telling tales, often tall tales, of his adventures to his friends and family. Later in life, he spent time raising ginseng, following the Brewers and discussing, often arguing, politics with his brother, Richard (Dick).

Dave is survived by his brother, Steve (Julie) Aderman, of Menominee, Michigan; and two nieces, Allyson Aderman, of Menominee, Michigan, and Abigail Aderman, of Stevens Point.

He was preceded in death by his parents and brother, Richard Aderman.

Private family services were held. Swedberg Funeral Home is assisting the family with the arrangements.

Wed
28
Feb

Patricia H. Jeffries

Patricia H. Jeffries, 89, of Shawano, passed away on Tuesday, Feb. 27, 2018, in Green Bay.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 3, 2018, at First Presbyterian Church in Shawano with the Rev. Blake Blakesley officiating. Burial will be in the Woodlawn Cemetery. Visitation will be held at the church on Saturday from 9:30 a.m. until the time of the services.

A full obituary will be published in Thursday’s Shawano Leader.

Swedberg Funeral Home of Shawano is assisting the family with the arrangements.

www.swedbergfuneralhome.com

Wed
28
Feb

Kay E. Blum

Kay Ellen (Mehlberg) Blum, 61, of Caroline, passed away Monday, Feb. 26, 2018, at her home.

The Eberhardt-Stevenson Funeral Home & Crematory of Clintonville is assisting her family with the arrangements.

Sat
24
Feb

Emily E. Knuth

Emily Esther Knuth, 88, of the Town of Wescott, passed away on Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018, in Shawano. Emily was born in Nepeuskun, Wisconsin, on July 30, 1929, the daughter of the late Archie and Esther (Griese) Schroeder. Emily was baptized and confirmed at Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church in Ripon. She graduated from Ripon High School in 1946. On Aug. 23, 1947, Emily was united in marriage to William Robert Knuth, who preceded her in death on April 30, 1991. They lived in Appleton for 17 years where she was active in their children’s school activities, as well as the PTA. Emily has lived at Shawano Lake permanently since 1970, working 20 years at WTCH (Auntie Em) and then almost 20 years for the Shawano Country Chamber of Commerce. She truly loved being with people.

Sat
24
Feb

Dennis J. Borowski

Dennis J. Borowski, 68, of Shawano, passed away peacefully with his wife at his side early Sunday morning, Feb. 18, 2018, at his home, following a brave fight against cancer.

Dennis was born Feb. 19, 1949, in Milwaukee to the late Frank and Eleanor (Furtak) Borowski. He attended school in Milwaukee, graduating from Boys Technical High School in 1967. Following school Dennis was employed as a truck driver for 50 years, never having an accident or any infractions in over five million miles of driving. On July 2, 2004, Dennis married his love, Dorothy Mae “Dottie” Joch in West Bend. The couple enjoyed riding their Harley Davidson, and sharing their deep faith in the Lord.

Sat
24
Feb

Helen N. Jahnke

Helen N. Jahnke, 78, of Shawano, passed away on Friday, Feb. 23, 2018 in Appleton.

Arrangements are pending with Swedberg Funeral Home in Shawano.

www.swedbergfuneralhome.com

Fri
23
Feb

Bernard Smith Jr.

Bernard “Gronks” Smith Jr., 51, of Neopit, died unexpectedly on Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018, in Shawano. Bernard was born in Shawano on Jan. 4, 1967, the son of the late Bernard and Sharon (Madosh) Smith Sr. During school, Bernard grew up loving sports and set several school records. He worked as a police officer for the Menominee Tribal Police Department and later as a logging truck driver. Bernard’s greatest joys in life were raising his children and spending time with his nieces and nephews.

Bernard is survived by his children, Sharon Madosh, of Bonduel, Julien Wheelock, of Shawano, Payton Smith, of Shawano, Cole Smith, of Shawano and Bernard Smith III, of Shawano; his siblings, Mary Opsal, Joan (Chauncey) Webster Jr., Bobbi (Jerome) Caldwell, Monica (Tony Santana) Smith, Bridget Smith and Angela Smith; the mother of his children, Holly Marquette; and numerous aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews, including special niece Kayleigh.

Fri
23
Feb

Victor M. Gutt

Victor M. Gutt, 93, formerly of Shawano, passed away Monday, Feb. 19, at the Wisconsin Veterans Home in King.

A memorial service and full obituary will be published at a later date.

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