Obituaries

Wed
06
Jan

Timothy J. Loberg

Timothy J. Loberg, 64, of Clintonville, passed away Monday evening, Jan. 4, 2016, at Pine Manor Healthcare Center, Embarrass.

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

Wed
06
Jan

LaVerne C. Birkholz

LaVerne Charles “Vern” Birkholz, 81, of Shawano, passed away on Saturday, Jan. 2, 2016.

Vern was born in Black Creek on April 19, 1934, to the late Roman and Gladys (Plantert) Birkholz. Following high school, he enlisted in the United States Army and served his country until he was honorably discharged. Following his time in the service, Vern worked as a manager for Land O’ Lakes Cheese Factory for many years until retiring.

On July 12, 1991, Vern was united in marriage to Connie Terrio at Zion Lutheran Church in Shawano. The couple enjoyed travelling together, including trips to Europe and Alaska, as well as several winters in Florida. Vern loved the outdoors and in his free time enjoyed camping, fishing and hunting (especially squirrel hunting). He spent many hours reloading his own shells for hunting and was also an avid reader.

Wed
06
Jan

Virginia Brusky

Virgie Brusky, 83, Pulaski, passed away peacefully and surrounded by her family Monday evening, Jan. 4, 2016, at a Green Bay hospital following a short illness. The daughter of Anton and Julia (Murdzek) Brzeczkowski was born on Dec. 29, 1932, in Sobieski. On Sept. 8, 1951, she married Raymond Brusky at Assumption B.V.M. Church in Pulaski. The couple raised their family in the town of Lessor.

Virg was devoted to her family and worked hard on the family farm. She was a member of St. Stanislaus Parish in Hofa Park, where she had belonged to the Altar Rosary Society. Virgie was also very active with the annual Hofa Park church picnic, and especially with the “Cherry Tree.” When her children were young she was a leader in 4-H. She continued to exhibit at the Shawano County Fair for many years. Virgie enjoyed gardening, sewing, visiting the casino, playing cards and watching the birds.

Wed
06
Jan

Beth Mack

Beth Mack, 93, of Clintonville, died Sunday, Jan. 3, 2016, at her home.

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

Wed
06
Jan

Christopher T. Shames

Christopher T. Shames, 26, of Bonduel, earned his angels wings on Sunday, Jan. 3, 2016, at his home. He was born on Nov. 12, 1989, to Elizabeth (Hale) Shames and Eric T. Shames.

Christopher was born with a heart defect and suffered a catastrophic brain injury in surgery as a toddler in 1992. He was cared for at home by his mother. Christopher had a faithful companion in his service dog, Gabe, whom he received from Canine Companions for Independence.

Christopher is survived by his mother, Elizabeth Shames, of Bonduel; his father, Eric Shames, of Westchester, New York; his grandmother, Jule Hale, of Green Bay; two uncles, Dr. John (Marti) Hale and Gary Shames; as well as his cousins, Jack, Kate, Julia and David.

He was preceded in death by his maternal grandfather, John P. Hale Esq., and his paternal grandparents, Terence and June Shames.

Wed
06
Jan

Judith C. Wilber

Judith C. Wilber, 73, of Shawano, was called home by her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, on Saturday, Dec. 19, 2015. She went home peacefully, surrounded by her family as they held her hands and sang her favorite hymn.

Judith was born on Oct. 6, 1942, in Oshkosh, the daughter of the late Philip A. Lyman Sr. and Adelyne E. (Krentz) Lyman. She lived all of her childhood in Oshkosh. She raised her family in Shawano. After that, she lived in Green Bay for many years. She came back to Shawano and lived there until her death.

She gave her heart and life to Jesus as a young girl, and He gave her a simple but strong faith that helped her weather many storms in life. Because of that, she was able to comfort and encourage many others. Her mission in life was to raise her children to know and love Jesus as she did. Wherever she was, that became her mission field. She touched many lives with her kindness and her willingness to share whatever God blessed her with.

Wed
06
Jan

Irvin R. Kriewaldt

Irvin Rudoph Kriewaldt, longtime Langlade resident, died Saturday, Jan. 2, 2016, at Rosalia Gardens in Antigo under the care of LeRoyer Hospice. He was 100 years old.

He was born on Nov. 4, 1915, in Shawano County, son of the late John and Eva (Geith) Kriewaldt. He married Esther Bohm on Dec. 12, 1936, at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Bonduel. Esther preceded him in death on May 12, 2006.

Mr. Kriewaldt operated Kriewaldt cheese factory in Langlade, and he was well-known for the quality of his cheese. He later worked for American Milk Producers Inc. as a cheesemaker. He served as a member of the White Lake School Board for many years. He was a longtime and faithful member of St. Matthew Lutheran Church in White Lake.

Survivors include nieces, nephews and friends.

In addition to his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by a sister, Ida Beltz, and two brothers, Arthur and Walter.

Mon
04
Jan

James Zhuckkahosee Jr.

James “Bozo” Zhuckkahosee Jr. (Misquinachia – Bloody Hands) started his journey to

the Spirit World on Sunday evening, Jan. 3, 2016, at his home in Green Bay.

James was born on Jan. 7, 1943, in Concho, Oklahoma, a son of the late James and Matilda

(Waupoose) Zhuckkahosee. He moved to Crow Settlement with his family at the age of

10. James proudly served his country as a United States Marines during the Vietnam

Era. Upon returning from service, he was able to travel to New Orleans and Georgia for

his job.

James had been employed over the years as an iron worker. He helped build the

famed Great Lakes freighter Edmund Fitzgerald. Other jobs included working as a

factory worker, printer and chef. He enjoyed his work as a chef and cooking to please

others. He met the late Rev. David Kiefer while cooking at the seminary. He enjoyed

being in the woods camping, fishing, hunting and making maple syrup when able.

Fri
01
Jan

Betty Jo Wozniak

Betty Jo Wozniak, 68, Shawano, passed away on Sunday, Dec. 20, 2015. She was born in Oconto Falls on Nov. 8, 1947, to John and Hazel “Hashie” (Johnson) Wozniak.

Betty Jo was a proud and devoted member of the Menominee Indian Tribe of Wisconsin. She worked for the tribe for over 30 years. For more than 15 years she was the tribal administrator. Later in her career she was the director of Maehnowesekiyah and then director of the tribal housing department. Betty Jo loved to travel for work. She often visited places and met people that she said, “I’d never had had the opportunity to see if not for my work for the tribe.” She enjoyed reading and watching movies. Betty Jo also loved her time spent at the casino, probably one of her favorite forms of relaxation. What Betty Jo loved most, though, was her family. She particularly loved spending time with her nephews and nieces, often times taking them along on her travels.

Fri
01
Jan

Richard A. Menge

Richard “Stubby” Menge, 57, of Tigerton, died unexpectedly on Wednesday, Dec. 30, 2015, at Aspirus Wausau Hospital.

Richard Allen Menge was born on July 5, 1958, in Tigerton to Alfred and Mildred (Roth) Menge. He attended Tigerton schools and as a young man started working in the logging industry. In his earlier years, Stubby drove log truck for his brother, Jim, for a short time. In the early 1980s, he bought a semi-trailer truck and started as an owner and operator. It was around 1984 that Stubby met the love of his life, Renata, and he was an over-the-road truck driver up until the time that they got married. On Sept. 14, 1996, he was united in marriage to Renata L. Allaire at Zion Lutheran Church, Tigerton.

To be closer to home, Stubby started R.A.M. Trucking and Excavating of Tigerton. He purchased some heavy equipment and really liked doing excavating work for folks all around the area.

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