Obituaries

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Judith A. King

Judith A. King, 67, of Shawano, went home to heaven on Monday morning, Dec. 26, 2016, at ThedaCare Medical Center-Appleton.

Judy was born on Aug. 31, 1949, in Clintonville, a daughter of the late Basil and Florence (Carpenter) Wilber. She attended Shawano schools, graduating from Shawano High School in 1967. Following school she was employed as a cook at Lee’s Diner and the Homestead Café in Shawano.

Judy was involved in a serious car accident in 1980, leaving her a quadriplegic for the rest of her life. She always said the accident was her blessing from God, allowing her to be a stay-at-home mom and raise her children. She was a member of Shepherd’s Chapel Church. She enjoyed cooking, singing, playing cards (especially sheepshead) and cribbage. Her children and grandchildren were her priority.

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Joanne M. Morrin

Joanne M. Morrin, 83, of Shawano, was welcomed home into the awaiting arms of her Savior, Jesus Christ, on Dec. 29, 2016, surrounded by her daughters and sister after a very courageous battle with dementia. She was born on Aug. 26, 1933, in Shawano to the late Ruebin and Lucille (Schmeisser) Umland.

Joanne attended St. James Lutheran Grade School and was a proud member of the Shawano High School graduating Class of 1951. After high school, Joanne attended the Electronic Radio and Television Institute in Omaha, Nebraska, where she graduated with a certification in airline personnel training. She was later employed at the Marathon Corporation in Menasha, where she worked until marrying her husband, Michael Morrin, in Menominee, Michigan, on March 22, 1958. After her daughters were grown, she returned to work as an administrative assistant at AMPI-Foremost Farms, both in Shawano and Appleton, for 22 years.

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Ronald C. Kosinski

Ronald C. Kosinski, 68, of Cecil, passed away on Thursday, Dec. 29, 2016.

Funeral service arrangements are pending and will be announced at a later date.

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

Please share online condolences at www.mickelsonfs.com.

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Cecelia E. Page

Cecelia Elizabeth Page, 79, of Shawano, passed away on Monday, Dec. 26, 2016, in Appleton. Born on Aug. 23, 1937, in Neenah, she was the daughter of the late Herman and Elizabeth (Young) Meulemans.

Cecelia was united in marriage to Roland Page, who preceded her in death on June 17, 2005.

Cecelia enjoyed reading and her cats.

Cecelia is survived by her son, Donald, and one brother, Lawrence (Nancy) Meulemans.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Roland; one son, Ronald; and her parents.

Private family graveside services will be held in the spring.

Swedberg Funeral Home is assisting the family with the arrangements.

www.swedbergfuneralhome.com

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Dec

Joanne M. Morrin

Joanne M. Morrin, 83, of Shawano, passed away on Thursday, Dec. 29, 2016.

Funeral service arrangements are pending and will be announced on Saturday.

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

Please share online condolences at www.mickelsonfs.com.

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Dec

Joanne M. Morrin

Joanne M. Morrin, 83, of Shawano, passed away on Thursday, Dec. 29, 2016.

Funeral service arrangements are pending and will be announced on Saturday.

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

Please share online condolences at www.mickelsonfs.com.

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Dec

Eunice L. Safford

Eunice Lorraine Safford, 93, of Nebraska, formerly of Shawano, passed away on Tuesday, Dec. 27, 2016, in Nebraska. Born on Sept. 2, 1923, in Langlade County, she was the daughter of the late Benjamin and Alma (Fultz) Mauk.

On Aug. 7, 1940, Lorraine was united in marriage to Erie Safford in Iowa. He preceded her in death on Oct. 25, 2011.

Lorraine and Erie raised their family and farmed in the White Lake area. While in Wisconsin, she was a member of the Assembly of God Church in Shawano, where she was the Sunday school superintendent and teacher for many years.

Lorraine enjoyed spending time with family and friends, as well as camping and fishing.

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Gustav A. Drage

Gustav Allan Drage, 93, of the town of Hartland, passed away on Wednesday, Dec. 28, 2016, in Green Bay. Born in the town of Hartland on Sept. 27, 1923, he was the son of the late Gustav and Emma (Pitt) Drage.

On June 2, 1951, Gustav was united in marriage to Celia Quandt at Zion Lutheran Church in Zachow. Celia preceded him in death on Nov. 1, 1965. He ran a dairy farm in Zachow, where he lived all his life.

Gustav is survived by his children, Robert Drage, of Bonduel, and Ruth (Stephen Coon) Drage, of Middleton.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Celia; his parents; one brother, Albert; and sister, Flossie.

Funeral services for Gustav will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, Jan. 2, 2017, at Zion Lutheran Church in Zachow with the Rev. Richard R. Buhrke officiating. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery in Shawano. Visitation will be at the church on Monday from 10 a.m. until the time of the service.

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David C. Martens

David Charles Martens, 83, of Blacksburg, Virginia, died Sunday, Dec. 25, 2016, at Kroontje Health Care Center. He was born in Shawano on April 17, 1933 to the late Paul and Frances Doran Martens. He was also preceded in death by his brother, Daniel Martens.

Mr. Martens was veteran of the Korean Conflict, having served in the United States Air Force. He retired from the Virginia Tech Department of Crop and Soil Environmental Sciences, having taught soil chemistry for 34 years. He was a member of Blacksburg Baptist Church.

He is survived by his wife, Gwendolyn H. Martens; sons and daughters-in-law, Jefferey D. Marens, Baltimore, and Bradley P. and Karen O. Martens, Blacksburg; grandchildren, David Martens and Katelyn Martens, Blacksburg; sister, Joann Heling, Shawano; and sister-in-law, Sandra Martens, Shawano.

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Carol J. Opperman

Carol Jean Opperman, 81, passed away peacefully on Dec. 27, 2016, at Atrium Acute Post Care Maple Lane.

Funeral service arrangements are pending and will be announced at a later date.

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

Please share online condolences at www.mickelsonfs.com.

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