Obituaries

Fri
04
Nov

Darwin R. Peeters

Darwin “Butch” R. Peeters, 63, of Briarton, passed away on Friday, Nov. 4, 2016, at St. Vincent Hospital, with his family by his side. He was born on Sept. 28, 1953, son of Leland Peeters and the late Monica (Young) Peeters.

On Nov. 13, 1981, he was united in marriage to Cynthia Wagester.

Darwin worked as a foreman at Freimuth Masonry until his health failed. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, watching football, setting up at the flea markets, and he loved time spent with his two grandchildren.

Fri
04
Nov

Milton L. Langsten

Milton “Le” L. Langsten, 82, of the Township of Morris, Shawano County, passed away Wednesday evening, Nov. 2, 2016, at Greentree Health & Rehabilitation Center, Clintonville.

Milton Leland Langsten was born on Aug. 14, 1934, in Milwaukee to the late Milton C. and Roberta M. (Sawyer) Langsten. He grew up in the West Allis area and graduated from Nathan Hale High School in 1952. He served in the U.S. Army and was stationed in Germany from 1957-1959.

Thu
03
Nov

Margie E. Kellogg

Margie Ellen Kellogg, 71, of Shawano, passed away on Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2016, in Shawano.

Margie was born in Lena on Jan. 15, 1945, the daughter of the late Earl and Celestia (Wenzel) Huff.

Margie was a hairdresser for many years and owned Margie Salon in Oshkosh. She was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church and the Red Hats. Margie was a Green Bay Packers fan, enjoyed playing cards with her sisters and spending time with her family.

Margie is survived by her children, Tammy, Jim (Sam) and Billie Jo (Jerry) Boivin; grandchildren, Aric, Shane, Judy, Amber, Pete, Nikki (Eric), Kevin, Khali, Randy Jr. (Alyssa), Dakota, Jerry Jr., Natasha (Darell); four sisters, Suzanne Ossmann, Judy Bies, Ginger Kellogg and Heidi Teller; and one brother, James Huff.

She was preceded in death by one son, Randy; one daughter, Cassandra; four grandchildren, Bobbie Jo, Jaimi and twin grandsons Marcus and Maliq Boivin.

Thu
03
Nov

Thomas L. Miller

Thomas L. Miller, 70, of Clintonville, passed away early Tuesday morning, Nov. 1, 2016, at ThedaCare Regional Medical Center-Appleton.

The Eberhardt-Stevenson Funeral Home & Crematory, Clintonville is assisting his family.

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Tue
01
Nov

Sharon D. Wilson

Sharon D. Wilson, 62, of Cecil, passed away on Monday, Oct. 31, 2016, at her home.

Sharon was born in Danville, Illinois, on June 6, 1954, the daughter of Theodore R. and Lila (Barnett) Smith. On Feb. 2, 1975, she was united in marriage to Daniel E. Wilson in Antigo. They have lived in Cecil since 1996.

In her free time, Sharon enjoyed doing crafts.

Sharon is survived by her husband, Dan; one daughter, Kimberly Wilson, of Shawano; her parents, Ted and Lila Smith, De Pere; two brothers, Bill Smith, of De Pere, and Brian (Sandy) Smith, of Rochester, Minnesota; and one sister, Rhonda (Bruce) Lecus, of Carrboro, North Carolina.

Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 3, 2016, at River Valley Church in Shawano with the Rev. Dan Taylor officiating. Inurnment will be in Woodlawn Cemetery in Shawano. Visitation will be held at the church on Thursday from 1:30 p.m. until the time of the services.

Tue
01
Nov

Timothy J. Keohane

Timothy J. “Chuck” Keohane, 74, of Shawano, passed away on Friday evening, Oct. 28, 2016, in Shawano.

Chuck was born on March 11, 1942, in Chicago, a son of the late Timothy E. and Leona (Otto) Keohane. He attended Sacred Heart Catholic School and was a graduate of Shawano High School. He attended the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay and later UW-Oshkosh, earning his master’s degree in accounting. He was employed as a certified public accountant for many years in Green Bay. Upon retiring, he returned to Shawano.

Chuck was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church. He was an avid Packers and Badgers fan, as well as a Chicago White Sox fan.

Survivors include his niece, Kelly (Brett) Landsberg, and his nephew, Michael (Kelly) Baker, all of Florida; and several great-nieces and one great-nephew.

He was preceded in death by his parents and his sister, Sharon Baker.

Tue
01
Nov

Joseph A. Pleshek

Joseph A. Pleshek, 95, of the Wisconsin Veterans Home, passed away on Friday, Oct. 28, 2016. He was born in Gresham on Aug. 15, 1921, to the late Joseph and Lorena (McGee) Pleshek.

On Nov. 9, 1946, Joe married Gladys Otto. Joe was a veteran of World War II, serving in the Army for five years, 2½ of which were overseas.

He had various jobs throughout his life, which included logging, working at Skelgas in Weyauwega, and owning/operating Pleshek Heating, also in Weyauwega.

Joe enjoyed hunting, fishing and playing golf, and was an avid softball player.

He will be sadly missed by his wife, Gladys; daughters, Ronda (Don) Woltersdorf, of La Crosse, Mary Jo (Perry) Stone, of Appleton, and Marsha (Mark) Gerlach, of Waupaca; four grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; other relatives and friends.

Tue
01
Nov

Merceline R. Warrington

Merceline Ruth Warrington, 84, of Keshena, passed away on Sunday, Oct. 30, 2016, in Keshena.

Merceline was born in Keshena on May 2, 1932, the daughter of the late Freeman and Madeline (Hanks) Neconish. She enjoyed crocheting, reading, shopping, playing Yahtzee and spending time with her family and grandchildren. She was a member of the Native American Church and frequently attended sweat lodges with her brothers and nephews.

Merceline is survived by her son, Michael Warrington, of Keshena; grandchildren, William (Elena) Cox III, Michelle (Gary) Frechette, James (Carey) Cox, Jeffrey J. (Angela) Cox and Lindsay (Joshua) Besaw; numerous great-grandchildren; brothers and sister, LeRoy “John” Neconish, of Keshena, Ronald Neconish, of Keshena, and

Virginia “Rose” Neconish-Waupoose, of Keshena; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Tue
01
Nov

Ronald H. Sperberg

Ronald Henry Sperberg, 72, of Howard-Suamico, passed away unexpectedly with family by his side and was reunited with the love of his life, Sharon. He was born on March 31, 1944, in Shawano to the late Henry and Deloris (Schultz) Sperberg.

Ron was a graduate of Shawano High School. In 1962, he married Sharon Bahr at White Clay Lake Immanuel Lutheran Church in Cecil. She preceded him in death in 2011. He and Sharon raised their family in the Howard-Suamico area.

Ron was employed at West Bank & Trust for several years until he and Sharon started their own business, R & S Trucking. They were a husband-and-wife team delivering freight across the country and enjoying the sights along the way. After retiring from trucking, they enjoyed times spent at their home on Shawano Lake and winters at their home in Casa Grande, Arizona.

Tue
01
Nov

Norman P. Opper

Norman P. Opper, 88, of Birnamwood, died on Saturday, Oct. 29, 2016, at North Central Health Care Center, Wausau. He was born on Jan. 13, 1928, in Birnamwood, the son of the late Phillip and Mary (Lotharius) Opper.

Norman was a United States Army veteran who served during World War II in Japan.

On June 24, 1950, Norman was united in marriage to Jeanette Vollmer. She preceded him in death on March 5, 2005.

Norman worked a short time for Hatley Veneer, and then worked as a tool and die maker for Marathon Electric until his retirement after 37 years. He was a lifetime member of St. Philomena Catholic Church, Birnamwood, where he served as usher for many years. Norman was a charter member of the Birnamwood Bowhunters, and enjoyed, deer and rabbit hunting, trout and ice fishing and snowmobiling. He especially enjoyed feeding and watching the birds.

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