Obituaries

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William L. Erdman

William Louis “Bill” Erdman, 75, of the town of Pella, Clintonville, died on Saturday, Dec. 26, 2015. Born on Oct. 6, 1940, he was the son of the late Louis and Rose (Schultz) Erdman.

Bill was a graduate of Shawano High School. He worked for Dey’s Construction and later Appleton Coated Paper. While working as an electrician for Ellison Electric in Shawano, he attended tech school. Following that, he worked for 3-D Fire Apparatus/American LaFrance as a parts manager and later as a fire truck electrician.

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Barbara J. Scheinert

Barbara J. “Bobbie” Scheinert passed away at Maple Lane Health Center in Shawano on Friday, Dec. 25, 2015, at the age of 88 years. She was born on Jan. 13, 1927, to the late Aretus and Viola (Dupuis) Miller in Niagara.

Bobbie graduated from Marinette High School in 1944. Following graduation from high school, she was employed at Ansul in Marinette. On May 3, 1947, she was united in marriage to Russell H. Scheinert, who preceded her in death on June 3, 1981. Other employment had been as an office manager with the family business, R.H. Scheinert Plumbing and Heating. In later years she was employed as a nursing assistant at Pine View Health Center in Peshtigo, until her retirement. She enjoyed knitting, crocheting, playing cards, and watching the Wisconsin Badgers and Green Bay Packers football games. She also had a special fondness for animals.

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Joanne D. Radies

Joanne D. Radies, 64, of the town of Wyoming, passed away suddenly on Thursday, Dec. 24, 2015, from injuries sustained in a motor vehicle incident in the town of Seneca, Shawano County.

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

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Dec

Marcella F. Klitzke

Marcella F. Klitzke, 99, of Oconomowoc, passed away on Dec. 18, 2015. She was born on May 25, 1916, the daughter of Robert and Elsie (nee Gandt) Klitzke in Gillett.

Preceded in death by her parents and sisters, Dorothy Klitzke and Virginia Cannon.

Surviving are several cousins and many friends.

Marcella’s family moved to a farm on Silver Lake in Oconomowoc when she was a young girl. At 17 years old, she began working for the Krause family in Brookfield as a house mother. Later she moved to the Oconomowoc area and worked 33 years for the Weix family.

Marcella was a devoted servant and a giving friend to many. She often reached out to strangers to meet them and make a connection. Marcella first heard the Gospel story when she was 5 years old and later embraced it for herself. She loved her place in the church, singing the hymns and looked forward to the weekly Bible study in her room.

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Dec

John Fink

John Manton Lee Fink, 85, of Bonduel, was suddenly called to his eternal home by his Lord and Savior on Dec. 23, 2015. John was born Oct. 12, 1930, in the town of Hartland. He enjoyed working on his farm on Highway 47 south of Bonduel all his life, right up to the time of his passing. He was the son of the late John C. Fink and Anna (Popelka) Fink. He attended the Slab City School until the eighth grade. He went early to school each winter morning to start the fire and get the school warm. On Oct. 11, 1952, he married Beverly Hansen, of Shawano. They were happily married for 63 years. John and Beverly enjoyed traveling in their later years. Some of the places they visited were Hawaii, Alaska, Australia, England, Holland, Spain, Mexico, North Carolina, Florida and Washington. John was a lifelong member of Friedens Lutheran Church in Bonduel, having served on the council and other offices for many years.

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Nelda Pauline Agnes Habeck

Nelda Pauline Agnes Habeck, 95, of Clintonville, was granted her wish of enjoying Christmas dinner with Jesus as she passed away peacefully Thursday morning, Dec. 24, 2015, at the Aster Retirement Community in Clintonville.

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Thomas S. Neumann Sr.

Thomas S. “Tom” Neumann, Sr., 63, entered Heaven and joined his wife, Gail, on Tuesday, Dec. 22, 2015, with his loving family by his side.

Tom was born on Feb. 5, 1952, to Felix and Kathryne (Mudzek) Neumann. He grew up in the Black Creek area where he also attended school. On April 25, 1970, he was united in marriage to the former Gail Balthazor. They resided in the town of Underhill where they raised their children and grandchildren. Tom was a hard worker all his life. He worked at Brillion Iron for years and was currently employed by Gerald and Ann Mares.

Tom loved to hunt and fish. He also loved camping. His favorite places to camp were Camp 6 and Neumann’s Lake. A lot of great memories were cherished there by Tom and his family. He loved his family and will be greatly missed by his children.

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Gladys Fern Krueger

Gladys Fern Krueger (nee Olson), 94, of Clintonville, passed away on Dec. 23, 2015, at Evergreen Care Center in Shawano.

The Eberhardt-Stevenson Funeral Home & Crematory of Clintonville is assisting her family with the arrangements.

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Dec

Roy W. Kriesel

Roy William Kriesel, 91, of the town of Seneca in Shawano County, was called home by the Lord on Dec. 21, 2015, at the Evergreen Nursing Home in Shawano. Roy was born May 14, 1924, on the Kriesel family farm and lived there all his life. He was the son of the late John and Lillie (Mueller) Kriesel. Roy attended a one-room country school for eight years and at age 13 began working on the family dairy farm. In the mid-1950s, Roy took over the farm and turned it into a Hereford beef farm, a business that lasted 40 years. Additionally, for 50 years he cooked maple syrup from the hundreds of trees he tapped each spring.

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Donna J. Neosh

Donna Jean Neosh, 72, of Green Bay, passed away on Thursday, Dec. 17, 2015, in Green Bay. Donna was born in Keshena on Nov. 11, 1943, the daughter of the late Mose and Edna (Shawanomitta) Neosh. She was born and raised in Keshena and lived in Chicago during her teens. In her 30s, she moved to Green Bay where she resided until her death. When Donna was younger, she had an interest in and followed politics, especially tribal politics. She always encouraged her family and friends to vote. She supported firearm protection and firearm safety. Donna loved attending powwows, bike riding, fishing, and was an avid Packers fan. She volunteered her time helping St. Vincent DePaul and the Salvation Army, especially bell ringing. She was a member of and volunteered at Mana for Life Ministries. She was a very family oriented, loving mother and grandmother and will be extremely missed by her family.

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