Obituaries

Wed
30
Mar

Russell L. Hottenstine Sr.

Russell L. Hottenstine Sr., 77, of Cecil, passed away on Sunday, March 27, 2016.

Russell was born on June 29, 1938, in Shawano, the son of the late Sylvan and Doris (Belongia) Hottenstine. He served our country and was honorably discharged from the United States Army. Russell was united in marriage to Nancy Pearl Miller on Oct. 31, 1959, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Nancy preceded him in death on Sept. 7, 2007.

Russell loved his family; they were the most important thing to him. He loved nothing more than spending time with his

sons and grandchildren.

Sat
26
Mar

Patsy L. Krueger

Patsy L. Krueger, 65, of the town of Dupont, passed away peacefully on Wednesday evening, March 23, 2016, at her home, surrounded by her beloved family.

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

An online guestbook can be found at eberhardtstevenson.com.

Thu
24
Mar

Bernice J. Gorman Burmeister

Bernice J. Gorman Burmeister, 87, of Shawano, passed away peacefully Wednesday morning, March 23, 2016, at her home with her family by her side.

Bernice was born May 21, 1928, in the town of Angelica, Shawano County, a daughter of the late Helmuth and Ella (Moede) Kroening. Following school she was united in marriage to Donald Gorman. The couple lived in Shawano. Bernice was a homemaker, wife and mother. Mr. Gorman preceded her in death in 1960. Bernice was later united in marriage to Floyd Burmeister. He preceded her in death in 1992.

Bernice was a lifelong member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Shawano. She enjoyed country music, cheering for the Green Bay Packers, baking, and taking care of her family.

Survivors include her four children, Ellen Lewis, of Madison, Carol (Gerald) Peterson, of Green Bay, Michael (LaVonne) Gorman, of Mason City, Iowa, and Jim (Linda) Gorman, of Lakewood; eight grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

Wed
23
Mar

William D. Gorman

William “Bill” D. Gorman, 59, Clintonville, passed away on Monday, March 21, 2016, peacefully at his home. He was born on July 16, 1956, New London, son of Mary Ann (Gough) Gorman and the late James Gorman.

Bill graduated Little Wolf High School (Manawa) in 1974 and Fox Valley Tech with his apprenticeship in plumbing, eventually obtaining his masters in plumbing license. In 1980, he married Sandra (Sandy) Volden, of Westby. In 1986, they moved to Clintonville, where they would raise their two daughters, Crystal and Kimberly.

Bill loved the outdoors. He was an avid hunter and fisherman. He enjoyed showing newcomers the ways of hunting, from the learn-to-hunt program to hunters safety, young and old. He also enjoyed working outside on projects. He loved spending time with his family and friends, and he would talk about his grandsons as long as someone would listen.

Tue
22
Mar

Lyle M. Long

Lyle M. Long, 93, of Shawano, passed away on Friday, March 18, 2016.

Lyle was born on June 16, 1922, in Wittenberg, the son of the late Millard and Doris (Krause) Long Sr. After the attack on Pearl Harbor, he joined the U.S. Navy, which he served as a gunner’s mate on the USS Geer. Lyle saw action in Plieu and Okinawa. He served four years in the Pacific Theater during the war and was a member of the occupational forces in Japan after the war.

Lyle lived most of his life in the Gresham area. After his return from the service, Lyle worked for the Ken Heller farm raising Brown Swiss cows and later worked in construction for 65 years until his retirement in 1986. On Jan. 16, 1957, he was united in marriage to Eleonore K. Spihsak. Eleonore preceded him in death on July 18, 1998.

Tue
22
Mar

Joan M. Vele

Joan Marie Vele, 49, of Neopit, passed away on Monday, March 21, 2016, in Shawano.

Joan was born on Dec. 28, 1966, in Shawano, the daughter of the late Marvin Francis Wayka Sr. and Loretta LaMotte. She lived in this area all of her life.

Joan liked going to the casino and was an avid Green Bay Packer fan. More than anything, she loved spending time with her friends and grandchildren.

Joan is survived by three children, Miranda Vele, of Shawano, Leila (Joel) Vele, of Bowler, and Lydi (Bret) Dodge, of Shawano; five grandchildren, Brendyn, Cornell, LeLand, Payton and Rylann; one brother, Wayne Wayka, of Green Bay; one sister, Lenore Wayka, of Neopit; and her best friend, Peggy Pamanet, of Keshena.

She was preceded in death by one son, Randall, her parents, and two brothers, Daryl and Marvin Jr.

Tue
22
Mar

Norma A. Owen

Norma A. Owen, 97, of Clintonville, passed away Friday afternoon, March 18, 2016, at the Pine Manor Health Care Center in Embarrass.

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

Tue
22
Mar

Ethel C. Krueger

Ethel C. (Degener) Krueger, 94, of Shawano, passed away Friday evening, March 18, 2016, at ThedaCare Medical Center – Shawano, with her family at her side.

Ethel was born on Feb. 4, 1922, in Shawano to the late David and Mamie (Miller) Degener. She attended the Shawano schools, graduating from Shawano High School in 1940. Following high school, Ethel moved to Milwaukee, where she worked as a clerk at the JC Penney Store. Upon returning to Shawano, she was employed at the dime store. On Jan. 2, 1944, she was united in marriage to Edwin K. Krueger at St. James Lutheran Church of Shawano. The couple lived in Shawano their entire married life.

Tue
22
Mar

Orriene Magee Buckley

Orriene (Berg) Magee Buckley, 89, of Shawano, passed away on Sunday, March 20, 2016.

Orriene was born to John and Mabel (Lutsey) Berg in Green Bay on March 2, 1927. She grew up in the town of Green Valley near the town of Advance. Orriene graduated from Pulaski High School in 1945. She then attended the Green Bay vocational school, where she received a degree in secretarial science. She lived on the home farm until she moved to Chicago to work for the U.S. government typing war bonds.

Orriene returned from Chicago and worked at Larsen Canning Company. She was united in marriage to Curtis H. Magee on March 2, 1946. Curtis preceded her in November 2004. During her marriage, she worked in a pizza parlor, a cheese factory with Curtis, a shoe factory, a canning factory and as a bookkeeper for the family-owned business, Magee Feed and Fertilizer, in Embarrass.

Tue
22
Mar

Marjorie J. Thimke

Marjorie Jean Thimke died 0n March 16 at Johanna Shores in St. Paul, Minnesota, surrounded by family members. She was born on Nov. 21, 1928, in Ashland to Howard and Violet (Mungovan) Tiffany.

Marjorie graduated from Hayward High School and continued her education in Duluth, Minnesota, completing a registered nurse program at St. Luke’s Hospital and obtaining the advanced level of nurse anesthetist. In Duluth, she met her future husband, Harry E. Thimke, whom she married on July 12, 1952. They moved to Iowa City, where Harry continued his medical training in anesthesiology.

In 1956, Marge and Harry moved to Eau Claire, where she lovingly engaged in raising their four daughters, Jane, Janet, Judith and Mary Jo.

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