Obituaries

Tue
18
Oct

Karen H. Heller

Karen Henrietta Heller, 65, of Crivitz, passed away on Oct. 16, 2016. Born on Feb. 4, 1951, in Chicago, she was the daughter of the late Edward and Dorothy (Przekurat) Scheer.

Karen grew up in Chicago and at the age of 17 moved to Pulaski, where she graduated from Pulaski High School.

On Nov. 13, 1971, Karen was united in marriage to Michael Heller in Bonduel. She and Mike enjoyed traveling together. Some of her favorite trips took her to Disney, Las Vegas, the Grand Canyon and Graceland. More than anything she loved being a mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, and she cherished the time she was able to spend with her family.

Tue
18
Oct

Richard K. Brunson

Richard K. Brunson, 85, Green Bay, died on Sunday, Oct. 16, 2016. He was born on Dec. 3, 1930, in Eau Claire to the late John and Mary (Kresmery) Brunson. On June 4, 1951, he married Lenice Williams in Eau Claire.

Richard was employed as a middle school teacher in Shawano and later was employed by the state of Wisconsin. He served his country in the U.S. Marine Corps.

He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Lenice; two daughters, Catherine (Richard) Bartels, of Marinette, and Kimberly Brunson, of Appleton; one grandson, Adam (Rachael) Starks; three great-grandchildren, Taylor, Carmen and Hunter; and two brothers, Carl and Harold.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one brother, Paul, and a sister-in-law, Betty.

Tue
18
Oct

Treyan Mocodeanu

Treyan Mocodeanu, 62, of Shawano, passed away on Sunday, Oct. 16, 2016, in Shawano.

Treyan was born on May 4, 1954, in Chicago, the son of the late Ilie and Gertrude (Frankler) Mocodeanu. He enlisted in the United States Army and served in Germany. On July 15, 2004, he was united in marriage to RoseAnn (Terry) Calderon and resided in Shawano since their marriage.

He is survived by his wife, RoseAnn; three children, Alexandra Mocodeanu, Rosalind (Ken) McKennon and William R. (Beth) Calderon III; one grandson, William R. Calderon IV; his siblings, Roxanne (Rainer) Weinberg, George (Mary) Mocodeanu and Angie Mocodeanu.

He was preceded in death by his parents and one sister, Viola Mocodeanu.

Memorial services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 22, 2016, at Swedberg Funeral Home in Shawano with the Rev. Scott Ludford officiating. Visitation will be at the funeral home on Saturday from noon until the time of the service.

Tue
18
Oct

Miles L. Boerst

Miles Louis Boerst, 57, was born on Sept. 4, 1959, to Myron and Linda Boerst. He passed away on Oct. 15, 2016, at home with family.

He was preceded in death by his father, Myron, and sister, Jennifer Heling.

He is survived by his wife, Amy; daughter, Lindsay (husband Eric) Davis; granddaughter, Kylee Davis; mother, Linda; brothers, Mike and Mark (wife Debbie); brother in-law, Dohn Heling; many nieces, nephews and great-nieces and great-nephews.

Miles enjoyed gardening, hunting, grilling, spending quality time with family and joking around. He also very much enjoyed playing with Cocoa (the grand puppy) and meeting his granddaughter Kylee and hearing new stories about her.

In lieu of flowers, please donate to ThedaCare at Home in memory of Miles since we are all very grateful to them for their compassion, assistance and care that they provided.

Tue
18
Oct

William G. Laehn

William George Laehn, also known as “Cold Water Bill,” died peacefully on Sunday, Oct. 16, 2016, at Homme Home in Wittenberg. He was born in Shawano on Feb. 16, 1930, to Herman and Minna (Duwe) Laehn.

Bill graduated from Shawano High School in 1948. In 1950, he joined the U.S. Navy and served four years in the Korean War. He married the love of his life, Jean Alft, on Aug. 26, 1951, and they had six children.

Bill’s faith was important to him, and he was very involved in his church. At family mealtime prayers, he thanked God for his family and regularly said, “I am such a lucky man. God has blessed me with a loving wife and children.”

Tue
18
Oct

Margaret A. Gutt

Margaret Anne Gutt, 93, Bowler, died on Saturday, Oct. 15, 2016, at ThedaCare Medical Center-Shawano under the care of ThedaCare at Home Hospice. She was born on Sept. 15, 1923 in Wittenberg, the daughter of the late Otto and Martha (Brunner) Wendler.

On Nov. 16, 1946, Margaret was united in marriage to the love of her life, Roland M. Gutt, at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Bowler. He preceded her in death on Dec. 16, 1984.

Margaret went to the Banner School in Wittenberg. She then worked as a housekeeper in Neenah for a few years. She was a faithful member of St. Paul Lutheran Church, Bowler, and the Ladies Aid. Margaret was also a member of the Bowler American Legion Post 414 Auxiliary.

Margaret enjoyed playing the piano, working on puzzle books, taking care of her beautiful flowers and spending time with her family.

Tue
18
Oct

Barbara A. Dillenburg

Barbara Ann Dillenburg, 65, of Shawano, passed away unexpectedly on Oct. 14, 2016, at her home.

Barb was the daughter of the late Wallace and Phyllis (Krause) Buettner. She as a lifelong member of St. James Church, Shawano, where she attended school, and later graduated from Shawano High School. On Oct. 18, 1969 she was united in marriage to Harry Dillenburg at St. James Church, Shawano. Together they raised their two sons on the family farm.

Barb was a hardworking farmer’s wife and homemaker, farming alongside her husband and sons. She loved horses and enjoyed horseback riding. More than anything she loved her family and was a devoted grandmother who cherished spending time with her six grandchildren.

Tue
18
Oct

Dr. Thomas A. Newton

Dr. Thomas Arthur Newton, 59, of Charleston, South Carolina, entered into eternal rest with his family by his side on Oct. 14, 2016.

He was born on Tuesday, Sept. 3, 1957, in Sparta to Mrs. Genevieve Mary Newton and the late Mr. Clarence Arthur Newton.

Dr. Newton was a practicing physician since 1984. He was a graduate of the Medical University of South Carolina. Dr. Newton was board certified in emergency medicine and a member of several organizations, including the American College of Emergency Medicine, the American College of Physician Executives and the Undersea & Hyperbaric Medical Society.

Dr. Newton spent 11 years in the U.S. Navy, rising to the rank of commander. While he spent many hours serving others, he also cherished the time spent with his family.

Tue
18
Oct

Phyllis C. Perk

Phyllis Charlene Perk, 84, of Waupaca, passed away on Friday, Oct. 14, 2016, into the arms of our Lord, Jesus Christ. She was born on Jan. 29, 1932, in Madison, the daughter of Charles and Regina Segebart.

Phyllis was a Korean War veteran, involved in numerous veterans organizations, a member of Zion Lutheran Church while residing in Shawano, and recently a member of King Veterans Home Chapel while residing as a member of the King Veterans Home.

Phyllis enjoyed traveling, museums, pursuing educational pursuits and was an avid reader and book collector.

Phyllis is survived by her daughter, Lynn (David) Edge, of Oconto; her son, Mark Hukill, of Honolulu, Hawaii; her daughter, Kimberly Maloney, of Miami, Florida; four grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Alden Perk.

Tue
18
Oct

Mary Hafemann

Mary Ruth Grace Hafemann, 97, of Shawano, passed away on Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2016, at her home.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, Oct. 24, 2016, at Swedberg Funeral Home in Shawano with Mr. Dick Menning officiating. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery. Visitation will be held at the funeral home on Monday from 10 a.m. until the time of the service.

Full obituary to appear in a later edition.

www.swedbergfuneralhome.com

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