Obituaries

Tue
15
Nov

William J. Hoffmann

William John Hoffmann, 75, of Shawano, passed away on Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2016.

Arrangements are pending with Swedberg Funeral Home.

www.swedbergfuneralhome.com

Tue
15
Nov

Sam Skenandore

Sam Skenandore, 50, of Keshena, passed away peacefully with family and friends at his side after a short battle with cancer on Saturday, Nov. 12, 2016. He was born in Milwaukee on Nov. 21, 1965, the son of Ron and Carol (Jeffery) Skenandore.

Growing up on the Menominee Reservation, Sam had many friends and was a member of the Assembly of God. Sam had a passion for country music, song writing, singing and playing guitar, which he taught himself, along with other instruments, which he was rather proud of. He loved working on his cars and was always there to help his family and friends.

Sam is survived by his daughters, Christine and Markie Johnson; parents, Ron and Carol; siblings, Daniel (Kelley) Skenandore, of Shiocton, William (Jennifer) Skenandore, of Green Bay, Rene (Michael) Korth, of Shawano, and Ronda (Joseph Figueroa) Skenandore, of Pulaski; as well as his grandchildren, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Tue
15
Nov

Ione Herrmann

Ione Herrmann, 83, of Iowa, formerly of Shawano, passed away on Thursday, Aug. 25, 2016, in Iowa.

Ione was born in the town of Belle Plaine on July 15, 1933, the daughter of the late William and Lina (Reinke) Beyer. On April 19, 1952, she was united in marriage to William Herrmann in the town of Belle Plaine. He preceded her in death in 2006. She was a former member of Peace United Church of Christ.

Ione is survived by two children, Cindy (Tom) Fenwick, of Waukesha, and William (Sharon) Herrmann, of Hinton, Iowa; four grandchildren, Heather, Christina, James and William; five great-grandchildren; her sister, Lucille (Dennis) Pevonka, of Shawano; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her husband, William, her parents and her brother, Donald.

Tue
15
Nov

Cheryl M. Koenig

Cheryl Marie Koenig, 59, of Shawano, passed away unexpectedly on Monday, Nov. 14, 2016, in Shawano. Born in Shawano on June 4, 1957, she was the daughter of Beverly (Schroeder) Ebert and the late Charles A. Ebert. On Aug. 12, 1978, she was united in marriage to Stephen Koenig in Shawano.

Cheryl worked as the postmaster in Oneida. She loved sports, playing volleyball for over 30 years, and attending her family’s sporting events. Cheryl was always thinking of others and putting their needs before her own. Family was extremely important to her and she loved family get-togethers, especially Christmas. More than anything, she loved spending time with her grandchildren. She was a wonderful wife, mother and grandmother who will be deeply missed.

Tue
15
Nov

Angeline R. Zahn

Angeline R. Zahn, 92, of Clintonville, passed away on Monday morning, Nov. 14, 2016, at Greentree Health & Rehabilitation Center, Clintonville.

Angeline Rose Zahn was born on Sept. 8, 1924, in Oshkosh to the late August and Rose (Krubsack) Fetzer. The family moved to the Clintonville area shortly after she was born, and Angeline lived the rest of her life here. She was united in marriage to the late Edward F. Zahn at St. Martin Lutheran Church, Clintonville on Aug. 11, 1945.

Angeline was employed at Grand & Times Theatres, Clintonville, for a time, as well as F.W.D. Corp., Clintonville. She then worked for First Wisconsin Computer Center, Clintonville, in data processing until her retirement after 22 years.

Rose was a longtime member of St. Martin Lutheran Church, Clintonville, where she was involved in many ministries while she was still able. She loved to travel and also enjoyed the cottage up north on Anderson Lake.

Tue
15
Nov

Clarence Prichard

Clarence Prichard, 89, passed away on Nov. 12, 2016, at home surrounded by those he loved. Born on May 7, 1927, he was the child of the late Albert Prichard and Sylvia (Jensen) Prichard.

He is survived by his wife, Mary (Auer) Prichard; his children, Danny, Albert, Tom (Lorraine), Sherry (Terry Presler), Barb (Kim Young), Debby, John (Lynnette) and Pebbles (Doug Peterson); sister, Grace McKay; grandchildren; many nieces and nephews; beloved brother-in-law, Frank Auer; and dear friends.

He was preceded in death by his mom and dad, Albert and Sylvia Prichard; sisters, Ruth and Milly; a brother, Wally; his dear brother-in-law, Mac McKay; and his grandson, Samuel Peterson.

Memorial services for Clarence will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 19, 2016, at Calvary Apostolic Church in Clintonville with the Rev. John Soto officiating. Visitation will be at the church on Saturday from noon until the time of the service. Deer hunters, come as you are.

Tue
15
Nov

Gordon Kettner

Gordon “Gordy” Kettner, 83, of Bonduel, passed away on Sunday, Nov. 13, 2016, at his home. Born on Feb. 12, 1933, he was the son of the late Harry and Clara (Grulke) Kettner.

On July 1, 1967, he was united in marriage to Diane Bleckschmidt in Milwaukee. Diane preceded him in death on June 20, 2014. The couple moved to the Shawano area in 1994. Gordy enjoyed woodworking.

Gordy is survived by his sister-in-law, Nadine (Tom) Gifford, of Waukesha; his nieces and nephews, Jeff (Amy) Gifford, of Waukesha, and their children, Aly, Eric and Brittney, Mark (Tonia) Gifford, of Burlington and their children, Samantha, Zak, Tanner and Mason, Tanya (Pete) Mirek, of Grafton and their children, Jaden, Camille and Wyatt, Perry Kettner and Patti Kettner. He is further survived by numerous friends and neighbors who were very close to him.

Tue
15
Nov

Frances P. Jeglum

Frances Patricia “Pat” Jeglum, of Mission, Texas, was born on Nov. 6, 1943, and passed away on Oct. 25, 2016. She was the eldest child of seven siblings.

She is survived by Rose Anne Ringelman (Roger), of Weirsdale, Florida, David Kehoe, of Baraboo, Daniel Kehoe (Sheree), of Madison, Jeannette Miller (Bennett), of Kingston, Oklahoma, Kevin Kehoe (Rene), of Bessie, Oklahoma, Connie Purcell, of Oshkosh, Ann Sharon Bodin, of Kenai, Alaska, and family, numerous nieces and nephews, and the family of Louis White.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Andrew Jeglum; her longtime partner, Louis White; her parents, Lawrence and Lillian Kehoe; her stepfather, William Radtke; her brother, William Kehoe; her sister-in-law, Dianne Kehoe; her nephew, Ryan Ringelman; and her stepson, Jeffrey Jeglum.

Fri
11
Nov

Donna L. Gast

Donna Lynn Gast, 70, of Shawano, passed away on Nov. 11, 2016, in Shawano. Born on Jan. 12, 1946, in Shawano, she was the daughter of the late William and Lucille (Norton) Newton.

She enjoyed drinking coffee, shopping and making people laugh. She loved nothing more than spending time with her family.

Donna is survived by her two daughters, Lisa Gast, of Mountain, and Tammy Gast, of Mountain; one son, Ricky Gast, of Crivitz; nine grandchildren, Ashley, Cassandra, Kyle, Angie, Mariah, Jesse, Jared, Brian and Amanda; 10 great-grandchildren; and her guardian, Sandra Englert.

She was preceded in death by her parents and three great-grandsons, P.J., Mason and Little Brian.

Funeral services for Donna will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, Nov. 14, 2016, at Swedberg Funeral Home in Shawano. Burial will be in Lake Drive Cemetery. Visitation will be at the funeral home from 10 a.m. until the time of the service.

Fri
11
Nov

Rosemarie Brede

Rosemarie Brede, 87, of Bonduel, passed away on Nov. 10, 2016. Born on Feb. 21, 1929, in Milwaukee, Rosemarie was the daughter of the late Louis and Agnes Shellhamer.

Rosemarie graduated from high school in Milwaukee and on Dec. 8, 1951, was united in marriage to William Brede in Milwaukee. After marriage the couple moved to the Bonduel area to farm.

Rosemarie worked as a cook at the Fawn Cafe, Cecil School, Shalagoco Golf Course and the Homestead Cafe before retiring. She was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church in White Clay Lake where she was active in the choir and the Ladies Aid. She was also active in 4-H as the leader of the Cecil Golden Wheels 4-H Club for 35 years, receiving the distinguished 4-H leader award in 1994 and being inducted into the 4-H Hall of Fame in 2010. She especially enjoyed doing leather craft in 4-H and with her grandchildren.

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