Obituaries

Wed
12
Oct

Jeanne M. Hoppe

Jeanne M. Hoppe, 78, of Appleton, formerly of Clintonville, passed away Monday evening, Oct. 10, 2016, at the Rennes Health and Rehabilitation Center in Appleton.

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

Wed
12
Oct

Dorothy M. Gueller

Dorothy M. Gueller, 104, of Shawano, passed away on Monday, Oct. 3, 2016, at home surrounded by her family.

Dorothy was born in Shawano on Sept. 8, 1912, the daughter of the late Ferdinand and Emma (Echtner) Jensen. She graduated from Shawano High School in 1929.

On May 28, 1938, Dorothy was united in marriage to Harold H. Gueller in Shawano. He preceded her in death on Sept. 19, 1991.

Dorothy earned her associate degree in library science and worked at the Shawano library for many years.

Dorothy is survived by her children, Jon (Betty) Gueller, of Cedarburg, Lawrence (Marilyn) Gueller, of Keshena, Julie (Dale) Huebner, of Shawano, Frederick (Judy) Gueller, of Pulaski, Jane (Elwyn) Rank, of Cecil, and Ann (Tom) Ammerman, of Gillett; nine grandchildren; many loving great-grandchildren; and one sister, Mary Hafemann, of Shawano.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Harold, her parents and two sisters.

Wed
12
Oct

Arnold M. Kosbab

Arnold M. Kosbab, 63, of Bowler, died unexpectedly on Friday, Oct. 7, 2016, due to injuries sustained in an automobile accident.

Arnold was born on July 2, 1953, in Wausau. He was united in marriage to Elsa Laabs on Aug. 29, 2009, at the Lutheran Church of the Wilderness. She preceded him in death on Sept. 30, 2016.

Arnold loved making his family laugh, candy, working on cars, street racing in Janesville, motorcycles and teaching children. He will be remembered for his wise, humorous and loving personality.

Wed
12
Oct

Gustave R. Grunewald Jr.

Gustave “Gust” R. Grunewald Jr., 88, of the Township of Grant, Shawano County, passed away on Saturday, Oct. 8, 2016, at his home.

Gustave Reinhold Grunewald Jr. was born on Sept. 10, 1928, to the late Gustave Sr. and Lydia (Wissmann) Grunewald in the town of Grant, Shawano County. He attended grade school near Caroline and grew up on the family farm.

Gust continued to farm as a young man on his parent’s homestead and eventually on his own. While he never stopped farming, he did work other places, like the Caroline Feed Mill, Marion Plywood and Rasmussen Saw Mill, as well as for the town of Grant.

Gust was united in marriage to Virginia Pevonka on June 11, 1952, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Leopolis. The couple farmed in the town of Grant all of their married life. He was a volunteer firefighter with the Caroline Fire Department, as well as a member of the Caroline Conservation Club.

Fri
07
Oct

Emma J. Grosskopf

Emma Jane Grosskopf, 83, of Gresham, passed away on Thursday, Oct. 6, 2016, in Shawano. Born on Aug. 11, 1933, in Gresham, she was the daughter of the late Elmer and Melinda (Williams) Welch.

In April 1951, Emma was united in marriage to Lloyd D. Erickson in Door County. Lloyd preceded her in death.

On Dec. 22, 1973, Emma was united in marriage to Elmer Grosskopf in Bowler. Elmer preceded her death.

Emma enjoyed selling Avon, flower gardening, collecting lighthouses, and feeding and watching the birds, especially the hummingbirds and cardinals.

Wed
05
Oct

Dr. Manuel P. Ramos

Manuel Posadas Ramos, M.D., 70, of Keshena, passed away on Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2016. Born on March 22, 1946, in San Carlos, Pangasinan, Philippines, he was the son of the late Turbicio and Juana (Posadas) Ramos.

On Aug. 18, 1984, Manny was united in marriage to Yvonne Waupoose in Butler. Manuel started his career as a psychiatrist at Milwaukee County Mental Health and retired from the 16th Street Clinic. He was a member of St. Anthony Church in Neopit and St. Agnes Church in Butler, the Filipino American Medical Society of Wisconsin, the Medical Society of Wisconsin and the University Santo Tomas Medical Alumni.

Manny had a passion for music. He loved singing, playing and listening to music. In his free time, he loved golfing.

Wed
05
Oct

Deborah A. Zdiarstek

Deborah Ann Zdiarstek, 63, of Shawano, passed away on Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2016, in Shawano. Born on Sept. 21, 1953, in Cook County, Illinois, she was the daughter of the late Raymond and Catherine (Romanek) Gierut.

On April 12, 1980, Deborah was united in marriage to Dennis “Sparky” Zdiarstek in Shawano. She lived all her married life in Shawano and worked at Wisconsin Finance, ALPHA for 20 years and Shawano County for 16 years. She was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church and Shawano Civil Air Patrol.

Deborah enjoyed spending time with her dog, BJ.

Deborah is survived by her husband, Dennis; brother, Gary (Laura) Gierut, of Oaklawn, Illinois; two sisters, Sheila Norton, of Worth, Illinois, and Linda Gierut, of Allsip, Illinois; and sister-in-law, Helen (Jim) Karcz, of Shawano. She is further survived by three nieces, Liza, Alisha and Katie; two grandnephews, Oliver and Aiden; and one grandniece, Aubrey.

Wed
05
Oct

Dorothy M. Gueller

Dorothy M. Gueller, 104, of Shawano, passed away on Monday, Oct. 3, 2016.

Arrangements are pending and a full obituary will appear in Wednesday’s publication.

www.swedbergfuneralhome.com

Wed
05
Oct

Leticia Hernandez

Leticia “Lippy” Hernandez, 52, of Green Bay, formerly of Keshena, passed away on Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2016.

Leticia was born on Feb. 24, 1964, in Shawano, the daughter of the late Venito P. and Edwardien (Winnishiek) Hernandez. She was raised by her aunt and uncle, Theodore “Jesse” and Cynthian Gauthier, in Keshena.

Leticia lived in Oklahoma for 10 years before returning the Shawano and Green Bay area. She enjoyed playing bingo, riding in the woods and spending time with her dog and cat. More than anything, she loved spending time with her family and friends.

Tue
04
Oct

Elsa M. Laabs-Kosbab

Elsa Mae Laabs-Kosbab, 70, passed away on Friday, Sept. 30, 2016, in Wausau.

Elsa was born on Dec. 7, 1945, the daughter of the late Gerald “Jim Bear” Tousey and Fae Joyce Church. On Aug. 29, Elsa was united in marriage to Arnold Kosbab at the Lutheran Church of the Wilderness. She enjoyed gardening and loved living on the Stockbridge-Munsee Reservation.

Elsa is survived by her husband, Arnold; children, Ginger Stevens, Scott (Sandra) Stevens, Brian Stevens, Shawn (Lori) Stevens, Scott (Tanya) Kosbab, Christopher (Vicki) Stevens, Tsilos “Lucy” (Chaz) Kosbab, Tammy (Steve) Kosbab, Arnold Kosbab II, Elisa Kosbab, Wanonah (Johnny) Spencer and Jerusha “Sarah” (Josh) Kosbab; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren; one brother, Carl Church; as well as numerous other relatives and good friends.

She was preceded in death by her son, Gary Stevens, and her parents.

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