Obituaries

Wed
18
May

Bruce B. Weimer

Bruce B. Weimer, 70, Mattoon, died Friday, May 13, 2016, as the result of a brain hemorrhage, at Ministry St. Joseph’s Hospital, Marshfield, and was immediately cradled in the hands of our Lord.

He was born on April 29, 1946, in Milwaukee, the son of the late Alexander and Zola (Jackson) Weimer.

Bruce was a U.S. Army veteran.

On Oct. 30, 1973, Bruce was united in marriage to Sharon Nolde in Shawano. She preceded him in death on March 21, 2008. Sharon was the love of his life. He missed her deeply and is now with her.

Bruce worked for a time at Harley-Davidson and then found his passion in life, rebuilding antique cars. He was a big man with an even bigger heart and would help anyone in need and expect nothing but respect in return. His love for the Lord was his life and God surely must be proud of this humble man.

Wed
18
May

Jean D. Tetting

Jean Delores Tetting, 90, of Shawano, formerly of Gresham, passed away on Sunday, May 15, 2016.

Jean was born in the town of Richmond on July 29, 1925, the daughter of the late William and Grace (Buettner) Sperberg. She was a graduate of Gresham High School. On Sept. 5, 1943, Jean was united in marriage to Adrian Tetting at St. Paul Stony Hill Lutheran Church. Adrian preceded her in death on Jan. 9, 1993. She was a member of Zion Lutheran Church in Gresham, where she was a volunteer for the Ladies Aid.

Jean volunteered for Bethesda in Green Bay and Lakeland Industries of Shawano, was part of the Ladies Auxiliary Post 390 in Gresham and the Red Springs Homemakers, where she was the secretary for many years.

Fri
13
May

Norma L. Zuhse

Norma L. Zuhse, 91, of Shawano, passed away peacefully with family by her side early Friday morning, May 13, 2016.

Norma was born on Aug. 3, 1924, to Fred and Julia Pahl in the town of Belle Plaine, Shawano County. She lived in the Shawano/Clintonville/Marion areas her entire life. She spent several years as a 4-H leader and Sunday school teacher, and was active in Ladies’ Aid Societies. Upon returning to Shawano several years ago, she rejoined St. James Lutheran Church, where she had been baptized, confirmed and married.

Norma will be remembered as a generous person who always considered the needs of others before her own. She was grateful for her very special niece, Chris Martin Johnson, for her love and support as a caregiver over the last several years. She also appreciated her daughter, Sharon; granddaughters, Carrie, Colleen, Tina and Leanne; grandsons, Ivan and Jamey; and great-granddaughter, Ellie, for their love and many visits.

Fri
13
May

Barbara Dominiak

Barbara Dominiak, of Shawano, has passed on to be with her Lord after a courageous battle with cancer. A celebration of life memorial will be held on May 16 at the Village Lantern.

Barbara was born in Chicago to the late Harold and Gertrude Dominiak. In 1977, she and her sister, the late Loretta Szpek, moved to Wisconsin. She was a teacher both in Chicago and at St. Joseph’s School in Keshena.

Barbara and her sister owned and operated the Village Lantern Restaurant in Cecil until their retirement.

Barbara was a licensed minister, and she taught Bible studies in her home and at various meeting places for many years, sharing her love of Jesus.

She is dearly missed by many close friends in the precious family of God, the Body of Christ here on Earth.

A special thank you to the wonderful staff from Unity Hospice and Blaney Funeral Home.

Fri
13
May

Shirley M. Jordan

Shirley M. Jordan, 80, of Leopolis, passed away on Monday, April 18, 2016, in Shawano.

Shirley was born on May 8, 1935, in Oshkosh, the daughter of the late Carl Paul Fredrick and Willabelle Margaret (Fischer) Jordan.

Shirley is survived by three sisters, Irene (Eugene) Schultz, of Shawano, Carol Skagerberg, of Tomahawk, and Margaret Meyer.

She was preceded in death by her parents and two brothers, Loren Fischer and Carl Jordan Jr.

A graveside service will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, May 18, 2016, at Elias Lutheran Cemetery in the town of Herman.

Swedberg Funeral Home is assisting the family with the arrangements.

www.swedbergfuneralhome.com

Thu
12
May

Joseph Kessen

Joseph “Gus” Kessen passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, May 8, 2016, at the UW-Madison Hospital with the company of his two children who survive, Joseph Scott Kessen, of Baraboo, and Michelle Kessen, of Wausau.

Joseph was born on May 14, 1948, to the late Claudette Wealth (Lawe, Kessen, Dodge) and Joseph Corn, and raised by his adoptive father, Lee Kessen.

Joe had seven siblings; some have already preceded him in death. He has many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Joseph loved to tell stories about growing up.

Scott and Michelle would like to invite family and friends to a “Celebration of Life” on Saturday, May 14, at noon. Please contact Michelle at 715-216-8690 for details.

Wed
11
May

Pamela L. Webster

Pamela L. Webster, 64, of Neopit, passed away in the early morning on Sunday, May 8, 2016. Pamela was born on May 14, 1951, in Green Bay to Lillian (Moore) King and the late Edwin King Sr. On March 19, 1978, Pamela was united in marriage to Orlin D. Webster in Oneida. Pamela enjoyed playing bingo, cooking, reading, and having her morning coffee. Known to many as “Mom,” she loved to visit and laugh with friends and family, and cherished spending time with her grandchildren.

Wed
11
May

Michelle R. Pierce

Michelle R. (Bahr) Pierce, 43, of Neenah, passed away on Sunday, May 8, 2016, at her home. Michelle was born in Shawano on May 8, 1973, the daughter of Garwood Bahr and the late Judith (Gregerson) Bahr. She graduated from Shawano High School. Michelle worked as a direct sales consultant for Pampered Chef, DoTerra Essential Oils and Isagenix. She was a member of the Winnebago Dog Club, enjoyed camping and horses, and was an extreme dog enthusiast. Her three dogs, Piper, Blue Bell and Jasmine, meant the world to her.

Michelle is survived by her fiancé, Curtis Roesler, and his daughter, Brianna; her father, Garwood Bahr; three sisters, Tammy (Jeff) Stachowiak, of Shawano, Kim Johnson, of Florida, and Sherri (Paul Prokash) Runge, of Shawano; and her grandmother, Norma Gregerson, of Iola; Curtis’ parents, Patti Stevens, of Appleton, and Bruce (Lynn) Roesler, of Weyauwega; as well as numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and many very special friends.

Wed
11
May

Jacob A. Thorne

Jacob Andrew Thorne, 22, of Bonduel, passed away unexpectedly on Monday, May 9, 2016, due to injuries sustained in an automobile accident.

Jacob was born in Shawano on May 9, 1994, the son of Shawn Thorne and Shelly (Wozniak) Thorne. Jacob graduated from Bonduel High School and was attending Fox Valley Technical College to become an auto mechanic. Basketball was Jacob’s first love. He was a member of the Bonduel Bears conference championship team as a senior and went on to play college basketball at Wisconsin Lutheran College in Milwaukee. He was recently an assistant coach for the Bonduel Bears junior varsity basketball team and a former coach for the seventh- and eighth-grade teams.

Sun
08
May

Edward R. Krings

Edward “Ed” R. Krings, 85, of Embarrass, passed away late Thursday, May 5, 2016, at ThedaCare Medical Center-Shawano.

Ed was born on Oct. 17, 1930, in Auburndale to Conrad and Emma (Ross) Krings. After graduation from high school, he enlisted in the United States Air Force and served from 1950-1953. The next 47 years were spent working in finance. He worked for Household Finance in Waukegan, Illinois, and Central State Bank in Marshfield, before going to work for Wisconsin Finance as the branch manager of the Appleton office in 1959. He was promoted to supervisor in 1962 and moved to Shawano, where the home office of Wisconsin Finance was located. In 1973 he was hired by Shawano National Bank as vice president of consumer loans. He left the bank in 1988 and started his own business, North East Wisconsin Clerking Service. For the next 12 years, with the help of his wife, Lois, they clerked hundreds of farm auctions, and retired in 2000.

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