Obituaries

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.

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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.

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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.

Sat
08
Sep

John M. Philipp

John M. Philipp, 81, of Wittenberg, died unexpectedly on Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2018, at his home.

He was born on Dec. 6, 1936, in Wausau, the son of the late Michael Sr. and Anna (Lewandowski) Philipp.

On April 25, 1959, John was united in marriage to Sharon Kay Carlson in Shawano. She survives.

John was employed at FWD/Seagrave, Clintonville, until his retirement in 2003. He was a member of PACE International Union and Redeemer Lutheran Church, Wittenberg. John and Sharon were foster parents for Lutheran Social Services for some time. John enjoyed restoring collector vehicles and going to classic car and truck shows, in which he had won many trophies with his 1946 and 1969 Chevy trucks he restored. John also loved camping, country music, gardening, the Green Bay Packers and spending time with his family.

Fri
07
Sep

Dennis C. Posselt

Dennis C. Posselt, 82, of Shawano, passed away on Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2018, in Shawano. Dennis was born in Shawano on June 30, 1936, son of the late Carl and Eunice (Pederson) Posselt. In his youth, Dennis enjoyed spending time with his grandparents, Oscar and Anna, and Charles and Bertha. He was a 1954 graduate of Shawano High School. On Feb. 27, 1956, he enlisted in the United States Army. He received special honors for sharpshooting at Tank and Gunnery School 8th Cav. He was in the 8th Recon Squadron of the 8th Division at Ft. Carson, Colorado, before transferring to Nuremburg-Merrell Barricks for 18 months. He also served in both Furth and Mannheim, Germany. While stationed in Germany, he met his future wife, Ursula Schlick. Dennis married the love of his life on June 26, 1958, at Gustave Adolf Church in Nuremberg, Germany. After his discharge in May 1959, the couple moved back to Shawano to start their new life together in America. Dennis worked at Little Rapids Corp.

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07
Sep

Marcella J. Hafferman

On Aug. 30, 2018, the Lord brought Marcella June Hafferman home. Marcella passed away at the age of 90 at ThedaCare Medical Center in Shawano from pneumonia. She was born on a farm in Bowler on June 26, 1928. She graduated from Bowler High School, where she met Lester Hafferman. Marcella and Lester were married in 1950 and had five children, Mark, Shelly, Gail, Amy and Julie.

Marcella worked as a seamstress for 16 years at Milwaukee County General Hospital, moving back to the area after her retirement. With a smile on her face, she was always happy to see everyone. Marcella had a wonderful sense of humor and a great laugh. She enjoyed reading and sewing in her free time. Marcella loved to travel and made many wonderful memories camping every summer at Shawano Lake with her children. Marcella’s greatest joy in life was spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She will be extremely missed by her family and friends.

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