Obituaries

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Sharon A. Hauschultz

Sharon Ann Hauschultz, 73, of Shawano, passed away on Sunday, May 1, 2016, at her home.

Sharon was born in Appleton on Jan. 31, 1943, the daughter of the late Ralph and Marcella (Voight) Ready. She resided in Two Rivers and Manitowoc, and in Shawano for the last five years.

Sharon worked at Mirro Corporation and was a member of Divine Savior Lutheran Church. She enjoyed helping others and loved spending time with her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Sharon is survived by seven children, Penny (Robert) Reed, Wayne (Deanne) Hauschultz Jr., Kevin Hauschultz, Walter (Tina) Hauschultz, Linda Hauschultz, Timothy (Tina) Hauschultz and Tina (Jim) Groothoff; 19 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; and 14 siblings. She is further survived by her close friends, Ronald Mooney, Pat Mooney and Sandra Blockmon.

She was preceded in death by her parents and two grandchildren, Shane Hauschultz and R.J. Reed.

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Randall L. Rickert

Randall L. Rickert, 63, Mattoon, died on Saturday, April 30, 2016, at Aspirus Wausau Hospital. He was born on Sept. 19, 1952, in Antigo, the son of the late Alfred and Corabell (Pollock) Rickert.

Randall farmed in the town of Hutchins and was a logger for Menominee Tribal Enterprises.

Survivors include three sons, Jeffrey (friend, Deb) Rickert, Birnamwood, Scott (friend, Krystal) Rickert, Macon, Georgia, and Andrew (friend, Mercedes) Rickert, Antigo; three grandchildren, Jada, Noah and Gage; special friend, Sue Fritz; and siblings, Darlene (Malcolm) Heins, Janice (Elroy) Malueg, Jane (Sonny) Malueg, Dick (Linda) Rickert, Lester Rickert, Dale (Janeise) Rickert, Nancy (Robert) Grunewald, Keith (Lori) Rickert and Doug Rickert.

Randall was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Emeline Chroge; and a brother, LeRoy Rickert.

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Yvonne Perez

Yvonne “Sweet Pea” Perez began her crossing into eternity on Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2016, after a tenacious and tireless battle with cancer.

Memorial services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, May 7, 2016, at the Perez residence, N2427 West Branch Road, Keshena.

www.swedbergfuneralhome.com

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Earl L. Thompson

Earl L. Thompson, 90, of Shawano, passed away on Sunday morning, May 2, 2016, in Shawano.

Earl was born on July 14, 1925, in Shawano, a son of the late Earl and Esther (Krueger) Thompson. He was baptized on Oct. 2, 1925. Earl attended school in Cecil.

Following school he entered the United States Navy on May 27, 1943. He served in the Asiatic Pacific Theater and the European African Theater on the SS Juan Flacko Brown, the SS OM Bernuth, the SS Gulfpride and the SS John P. Holland. He was honorably discharged on March 11, 1946. Upon returning from service he worked at Weber Veneer and Plywood.

On Nov. 15, 1947, Earl was united in marriage to the former Elaine L. Braun at St. James Lutheran Church in Shawano. The couple resided in Shawano their entire marriage. Earl had been employed at E.G. Hintz & Sons Construction Company as well as the city of Shawano Street Department for over 19 years. He retired from the city of Shawano in 1990.

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Patrick L. Grignon

Patrick L. Grignon, “Mr. G.,” 76, of De Pere, formerly of Keshena, passed away early Monday morning, May 2, 2016, surrounded by his loved ones in the comfort of his own home, as was his wish.

Patrick was born on March 17, 1940, in Keshena to the late Michael and Inez (Adams) Grignon. On Oct. 6, 1996, he was united in marriage to the former Edith Solchenberger in Chicago.

Patrick was employed as a machinist for many years in Oconto Falls. He was also employed at the Hilltop Gas Station in Keshena. He enjoyed many things, but a few of his favorites were spending time with family and friends, a great round of golf and challenging crossword puzzles. He was well-known for his crazy sense of humor, silly pranks and tall tales that fooled you every time.

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Keith C. Balke Sr.

Keith Charles Balke Sr., of Clintonville, passed away peacefully in his home following a courageous battle with ALS, surrounded by his family on Monday evening, May 2, 2016. He was 75 years old.

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

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Leonard L. Oakley Sr.

Leonard L. Oakley Sr., 79, of Clintonville, passed away on Sunday, May 1, 2016.

Leonard was born on June 20, 1936, in Midlothian, Illinois, the son of the late Earle K. and Lois (Jebens) Oakley. On Sept. 14, 1956, in Chicago, Leonard was united in marriage to Ruthann Weringa. She preceded him in death on Nov. 13, 2006.

He owned and operated Oakley Disposal Inc. from 1975 until 1989 and was a member of Zion Lutheran Church in Shawano.

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Jean A. Kanzenbach

Jean A. Kanzenbach, 69, Cecil, died Monday morning, May 2, 2016, at an Appleton hospital from complications of cancer.

The daughter of the late Casey and Jeanette (Murphy) Wawiorka was born on Nov. 20, 1946, in Shawano and was a 1964 graduate of Pulaski High School.

On Oct. 7, 1967, Jean married Roger F. Kanzenbach at St. Casimir Church in Krakow. The couple farmed on the family farm for over 50 years.

Jean was a member of St. Casimir Parish, where she belonged to and served as treasurer of the Altar-Rosary Society. She also coordinated and taught religious education classes for many years. She loved to go out to eat with family and friends, visit relatives, play bingo and go on bus trips. She enjoyed compiling family history for both the Kanzenbach and Wawiorka sides of the family.

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John H. Fischer

John H. Fischer, 66, of Cloverleaf Lakes, Clintonville, passed away on Friday, April 29, 2016, in Neenah.

John was born in Clintonville on July 13, 1949, to the late Harlow and Winifred (Fearson) Fischer. John was a veteran of the Vietnam War, serving with the 101st Airborne Division, and received many military medals for his service.

John was united in marriage to Cathe Ziereis. He lived in the Embarrass area for most of his life.

John was a member of Zion Lutheran Church in Embarrass and was a life member of the VFW, American Legion, DAV, AMVETS and the Vietnam Vets, and was a driver for the DAV.

John is survived by his wife, Cathe; four children, Chris (Yuki) Long, Jason (Sheri) Pump, Shannon Pump and Israel (Melissa) Hartley; eight grandchildren; and one brother, James Fischer; as well as two nieces, Tracy Narf and Rachel Fischer.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a grandson.

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Robert L. Franz

Robert L. Franz, 76, of the town of Wescott, Shawano, passed away peacefully at his home on Thursday, April 28, 2016.

Bob was born on May 15, 1939, in Milwaukee, a son of the late Robert and Marcella (Heinzen) Franz. He attended school in Milwaukee and graduated from Rufus King High School in 1957. Following high school he served an apprenticeship as a lithographer. He then was called to active duty for the Berlin crisis and served as a medic for 10 months. On Sept. 30, 1961, he was united in marriage to the former Fay Van Vuren at St. Nicholaus Catholic Church in Milwaukee. Following their marriage the couple lived in Milwaukee until 1968, when they moved to Waukesha County.

Bob was employed as a color plate lithographer at Mueller Color Plate Graphics for many years, retiring in 1999. The couple retired to Shawano Lake in 2000 and traveled extensively until 2002.

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