Obituaries

Fri
15
Jul

Violet A. Leitzke

Violet A. Leitzke, 93, of Green Bay, formerly of Boyd, passed away on Thursday, July 14, 2016.

Arrangements are pending with Swedberg Funeral Home.

www.swedbergfuneralhome.com

Wed
13
Jul

Arthur R. Bohn

Arthur R. Bohn, 58, of Shawano, passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, July 7, 2016, at his home.

Art was born on Oct. 10, 1957, in Keshena. He attended school in California. Following school he was employed as a factory worker at Beloit Corp., Stoughton Trailer and Zimm’s Cheese Factory. His hobbies were making Native American art, including beadwork and dream catchers. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and being in the woods. He spent many hours cutting wood. He had a big heart and was always willing to help others. He was passionate about his Native American heritage.

Survivors include his daughters, Sarah Bohn, of Kiel, and Amber Bohn, of Brodhead; his brother, Henry Salazar; his sister, Trudell Shawanokasik, of Albuquerque, New Mexico; his adoptive mother, Diane Bohn, of Santa Clara, California; his adoptive brothers, James Bohn, of Baldwin, and Bruce, Mike and Bobby Bohn, all of California; and his adoptive sister, Jackie, of California; several nieces and nephews.

Wed
13
Jul

Linda Engel

Linda Irene Engel (Hauk), 66, originally of Shawano, was unexpectedly called home to heaven on July 11, 2016, in Naperville, Illinois, in connection with an automobile accident.

Linda was born in Shawano, daughter of late Arnold and Geraldine (Kort) Hauk on March 16, 1950. She attended Sacred Heart Elementary School, Shawano Junior High and went to high school at Shawano Senior High, graduating in 1968.

Linda was married to high school sweetheart Douglas Engel, also of Shawano, on Sept. 5, 1970, having known each other since early childhood. Following their marriage they lived in Oshkosh, Milwaukee and, for the last 27 years, Naperville.

Wed
13
Jul

James H. Olk

James “Jay” H. Olk, 91, of Clintonville, passed away early Friday morning, July 8, 2016, at ThedaCare Regional Medical Center-Appleton.

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

Wed
13
Jul

John R. Breitenfeldt

John Raymond Breitenfeldt, 78, of Tilleda, passed away on Tuesday, July 12, 2016, at his home surrounded by his loving wife and family.

John was born on July 28, 1937, in the town of Grant, the son of the late Fred and Anna (Sickinger) Breitenfeldt. After high school, he enlisted in the Army National Guard.

On July 27, 1968, John was united in marriage to Sharon at Zion Lutheran Church in Caroline. In his early years, he enjoyed playing baseball and softball and eventually coached the 4-H Tilleda Timberwolves. In his later years he liked gardening, playing cards, hunting, going to the casino and going to auctions. He was a member of Peace Lutheran Church in Tilleda and Caroline American Legion Post 456, where he participated in military funeral honors as part of the rifle detail.

Mon
11
Jul

Joyce M. Reminger

Joyce Marie Reminger, 91, of Leopolis, passed away at home on Saturday, July 9, 2016. Born on Feb. 19, 1925, in Shawano, she was the daughter of the late Louis and Margaret (Hartel) Schmidt Sr.

After graduating from Gresham High School, Joyce worked at Gresham State Bank until she was united in marriage to John J. Reminger in Gresham on Oct. 23, 1948. The couple owned and operated a dairy farm while raising six children. Joyce enjoyed tending to a big vegetable garden and many flower gardens. She also liked listening to Brewers games on the radio and watching the Packers games. The most important thing to her was always her family, and she cherished the time she was able to spend with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Joyce was a faithful member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Leopolis, where she was active in the St. Mary’s CCW.

Sat
09
Jul

Betty M. and Ruben M. Giese

Betty M. Giese, 88, and Ruben M. Giese, 90, of Gresham, passed away Thursday, July 7, 2016, in Shawano within hours of each other. They were married on May 18, 1946, and just celebrated their 70th anniversary. They took care of each other and loved each other until the end, just like in the movie “The Notebook.”

Both Betty and Ruben lived in the Gresham area all of their lives. They were members of Zion Lutheran Church in Gresham and very active in the Shawano County Republican Party.

Sat
09
Jul

Walter Kuranda

Walter Kuranda, 72, of Watertown, passed away unexpectedly on July 3, 2016, in Oconto Falls.

Walter was born on Jan. 30, 1944, in Bloomington, Illinois, to the late Walter and Bernice (Jenkins) Kuranda. Walt loved spending time hunting, fishing, ATVing, playing on the pool league and frying fish.

Walt is survived by his son, Walter Kuranda Jr.; his siblings, Rich (Betsy) Kuranda, of Black Creek, Janet (Mike) Laffoon, of Rockford, Illinois, Steve Kuranda, of Port Richey, Florida, Marilyn (Frank) Blatchford, of Poplar Grove, Illinois, Carol Daily, of South Barrington, Illinois, Betsy Malnati, of Rolling Meadows, Illinois, and Vicki Huffman, of Shawano; his special friend, Ruth Alfheim; and many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and friends.

Walt was preceded in death by his loving parents, Walter and Bernice Kuranda, and three brothers, Ted, Stan and Gary Kuranda.

The family will be having a private Family Memorial Service, per Walt’s wishes.

Sat
09
Jul

Bernard J. DeBauch

Bernard Joseph “Bernie” DeBauch, 86, of Shawano, formerly of Cecil, passed away on July 7, 2016. He was born on July 20, 1929, in Two Rivers, the son of the late Arthur and Marie (Burg) DeBauch.

Bernard served honorably in the United States Army. He worked at Scott Paper Mill in Oconto Falls for 21 years before leaving the mill to farm until his retirement. In his early days, he enjoyed riding motorcycles and showing and racing horses. Later in life, he cherished the time he was able to spend with his grandchildren, especially taking them fishing.

Sat
09
Jul

Dorothy J. Gehm

Dorothy J. Gehm, 86, of Shawano, passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday evening, July 6, 2016, in Shawano.

Dorothy was born on Jan. 8, 1930 in the Township of Washington to the late Gust and Eda (Korth) Jandt. On March 2, 1930, Dorothy was received into fellowship with the Triune God by the Sacrament of Holy Baptism. She publicly testified to her faith and was confirmed on April 4, 1944. at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Bonduel. On Sept. 23, 1950, she was united in marriage to her best friend, Gerald Gehm, at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, town of Washington. He preceded her in death on Dec. 2, 1995.

For 36 years, Dorothy and Gerald operated a dairy farm in the town of Waukechon. They sold the farm in 1988 and moved to Shawano.

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