Obituaries

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02
Feb

Richard Brodhagen

Richard N. Brodhagen, 75, passed away unexpectedly on Jan. 29, 2016, at St. Joseph's Hospital in Marshfield.

He was born on July 7, 1940, in Shawano to the late Norman and Ethel Brodhagen. He grew up on the family farm in Bonduel with his four sisters: Carol (Walt) Bestul, Ginny (Mike) Jesse, Mary (Jim) Egen and Chris (Dick) Klemens.

On Oct. 1, 1983, he married his wife of 32 years, Dorothy. Together they lived a life of faith so when the Lord called, he was ready.

Dick liked to meet new people so his lifelong career as an insurance agent and most recent paper route allowed him the opportunity to meet many new people, some of whom became lifelong friends. His “socializing” made him late for many occasions.

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02
Feb

Kathryn J. Waubanascum

Kathryn J. Waubanascum, 71, of Neopit, passed away on Monday, Feb. 1, 2016, at her home.

Kathryn was born in Shawano on Oct. 7, 1944, the daughter of the late Merton and Victoria (Grignon) Everson. She was united in marriage to William “Junior” Waubanascum Jr. on Feb. 1, 1969, in Shawano. Kathryn worked as a teacher’s aide for 22 years at the Menominee Middle School. She was a member of St. Anthony Catholic Church in Neopit and enjoyed fishing, watching the Packers, going to powwows, and loved watching her grandchildren play sports.

Kathryn is survived by her husband, William “Junior”; four children, Michael (Bridget Claire), of Green Bay, Brent (Sandra), of De Pere, William III (Regina), of Neopit, and Dean (Shawna), of Tacoma, Washington; 16 grandchildren; and one great-granddaughter. She is further survived by her sisters, Ruth Lohnes, of North Dakota, Romaine (Orland) Delebreau, of Neopit, and Lee Ann Nacotee, of Neopit.

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02
Feb

Jerilyn R. Grignon

Jerilyn Rosemary Grignon, 74, of Neopit, passed away peacefully on Monday, Feb. 1, 2016, in Shawano surrounded by her family.

Jerilyn was born in Shawano on Nov. 13, 1941, the daughter of the late Jerome and Sunday (Tourtillott) Grignon. After graduating from Shawano High School, she attended the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse, earning a bachelor’s degree. She went on to earn her master’s and doctorate degrees at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She also did post-doctorate work at UCLA.

Education was very important to Jerilyn. She taught for 32 years; 17 years at Menominee Indian School District, five years at Johnson Creek, four years at UW-Madison, four years at College of Menominee Nation, two years at Oklahoma State, one year at Oregon Elementary and one year at Madison School District.

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02
Feb

Florence Hanns

Florence Hanns, 98, passed away on Jan. 28, 2016, after a short illness at Marquardt Manor in Watertown.

She is survived by her daughter, Nancy, two granddaughters, two great-granddaughters, four great-great-grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews.

Florence and her husband, Howard, now deceased, owned and operated the Shawano Shoe Outlet for many years, remaining in Shawano when they retired.

Florence was cremated and will be interred in Nola Cemetery in Park Falls in May.

Pagenkopf Funeral Home, 1165 E. Summit Ave., Oconomowoc, is assisting the family.

www.pagenkopf.com

Tue
02
Feb

Leland E. Kamps

Leland “Lee” E. Kamps, 85, of Bonduel, passed away peacefully at home on Thursday, Jan. 28, 2016.

Leland was born in Lena on Dec. 23, 1930, the son of the late Louis and Elsie (Behnke) Kamps. He was united in marriage to Joan Bouche on May 19, 1975, in Seattle, Washington.

Tue
26
Jan

Kenneth Thunder

Kenneth “Yoze” Thunder, “Wza-wthi-gwe” Yellow Thunder, 51, of Crandon, passed away on Jan. 23, 2016, at the Aspirus Wausau Hospital, Wausau, surrounded by his family.

Ken was born on March 8, 1964, in Shawano, the son of James Thunder and Alberta Shawano. He graduated from Flandeau Indian School in South Dakota and continued his education at Nicolet Area Tech School to operate heavy equipment. He enjoyed NASCAR, the Green Bay Packers, golf, hunting and rides in the woods.

Tue
26
Jan

Dorothy E. Schultz

Dorothy Elizabeth Schultz, 95, was reunited with her husband, Elmer, Friday, Jan. 22, 2016. She was born in Shawano on Feb. 19, 1920, to the late Hugo and Marie (Zeuske) Raddant.

Dorothy was married to Elmer Schultz on May 21, 1942, in Oshkosh. She worked at Sunbeam in Milwaukee for 24 years, retiring in 1983 and returning to Shawano with her husband in 1987. She was a member of St. James Lutheran Church. She enjoyed bowling, reading and doing word puzzles, was an avid Milwaukee Brewers fan and loved her flower garden. She was a loving sister and caring aunt to her many nieces and nephews.

Tue
26
Jan

Ernest A. Nadler Jr.

Ernest Albert Charles Nadler Jr., 82, of Pulaski, passed away on Saturday, Jan. 23, 2016.

Ernest was born on July 22, 1933, in Bonduel to the late Ernest and Flossie (Drage) Nadler Sr.

Ernest was united in marriage to Mary B. Prokop, on June 5, 1976, at St. Edward and Isidore Church in Flintville. He worked as a milk truck driver/cheese maker and also as an auto body technician. He enjoyed tinkering and fixing things, and spending time on his many projects.

Ernest loved his family and grandchildren and enjoyed talking to them (or anyone else) on the phone. He was loved by many and will be missed by all who knew him.

Ernest is survived by his wife of nearly 40 years, Mary; his son, Tedd (Rhonda) Nadler, of Lena; and five grandchildren, Cruz Johnson, Ben Keller, Angel Dellaire, Travis Nadler and Alexander Nadler. He is further survived by his good friend and caregiver, Jessica Schaub, of Pulaski.

Tue
26
Jan

Marian E. Nicholaus

Marian E. Nicholaus, 83, of Shawano, passed away Friday afternoon, Jan. 22, 2016, in Shawano.

Marian was born on May 28, 1932, in the town of Richmond, a daughter of the late Ervin and Grace (Knowles) Froelich. She was a 1949 graduate of Shawano High School. On Aug. 16, 1952, she was united in marriage to Maynard “Shorty” Nicholaus at St. James Lutheran Church in Shawano. Shorty preceded her in death on Sept. 16, 2005.

Marian was a member of Resurrection Lutheran Church in Shawano.

Private family services for Marian were held at Mickelson Funeral & Cremation Service of Shawano. Interment was in the Woodlawn Cemetery, Shawano.

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

Please share online condolences at www.mickelsonfs.com.

Tue
26
Jan

Leah L. Besaw

Leah Lynn Besaw, age 50, of Neopit, passed away unexpectedly on Friday, Jan. 22, 2016. She was born in Shawano on April 30, 1965, the daughter of Eldora Theresa (Beauprey) Besaw and the late Glenn Joseph Besaw.

Leah loved the outdoors, spending time in the woods camping, hunting, cutting fire wood, picking berries, fishing or just being at home on the Rez. Leah had a generous heart, always there to help out, doing so wholeheartedly. Although she had no biological children, Leah considered her nieces and nephews her own. She loved spending time with them playing “Crack the Nut.” When she would arrive, they were drawn to her; she was fun-loving and gave them her full attention. She attended and graduated from Clown College, worked as a truck driver, worked at the casino and most recently went into home care. She was an avid Packers fan and loved spending time with her dogs, Sadie and Fred.

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