Obituaries

Tue
08
Mar

Norma Wegner

Norma (Fink) Wegner, formerly of Bonduel, passed away in Green Bay on March 7, 2016, at the age of 105.

Norma was born on Nov. 16, 1910, in Bonduel to Hulda (Boerst) and John Fink. On June 6, 1934, she married Hilbert Wegner, and they operated cheese factories in the Bonduel area for many years.

Norma is survived by her son, Gary (Darlene); grandchildren, Becky (Matt) Lubensky, Mark Wegner and Scott Wegner, and their mother, Carolyn (Dick) Mancheski, as well as Paul (Janelle) Wegner and Peter Wegner; and great-grandchildren, Kade, Kyra and Kylen Lubensky and Anna Wegner.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Hilbert; son, Harlan (Ann Hougaard); and her siblings, sisters Helen, Hazel, Leona and Eileen, and brothers John, Elmer and John.

Tue
08
Mar

Ralph E. Engelhardt

Ralph E. Engelhardt, 69, of the Township of Belle Plaine, Shawano County, passed away on Sunday evening, March 6, 2016, at Shawano Health Services.

Ralph was born in Shawano on March 4, 1947, as the son of the late Ralph and Dorothy “Dotty” (Johnson) Engelhardt. At the age of 12, he moved with his family to San Diego, California, where he later graduated from Mission Bay High School in 1965.

In 1966, Ralph went on to serve his country in the United States Army during the Vietnam War. He drove a supply truck for the Army and was injured in a truck accident. Ralph was discharged and returned home in 1968 to San Diego, where he was united in marriage to Rhonda Jones on April 4, 1970. The couple had two sons and later divorced.

Sat
05
Mar

George A. Rhode

George A. Rhode, 87, of Gillett, passed away on Thursday, March 3, 2016, at Appleton Medical Center in Appleton.

Funeral service arrangements are pending and will be announced at a later date.

Mickelson Funeral & Cremation Service of Shawano is assisting the family with arrangements.

Sat
05
Mar

Colin Lawe Sr.

Colin Lawe Sr., 73, passed away on March 2, 2016.

Colin was born on Sept. 22, 1942, to the late John D. and Julia (Aaron) Lawe, in Neopit.

Colin was employed as a Menominee County sheriff for 22 years, retiring as a sergeant. During his time with the sheriff’s department, he was also cross-deputized by Shawano, Langlade and Oconto counties.

Colin also owned and operated landscaping, logging and trucking businesses. He drove truck for many years, becoming a member of the Million Mile Mack Club. The miles he was able to drive and ride with his son, Colin Jr., were very special to him. In his younger years he was a golden gloves boxer and was proud to have been able to pass on his passion for boxing to his grandson, Michael.

In his free time, Colin loved riding motorcycles, visiting with family and tribal elders, and being outdoors, especially while hunting.

Thu
03
Mar

Michael B. Springston

Michael “Myke” B. Springston, 56, of the town of Wescott, Shawano, went home to be with his loving and faithful companion, Midnight, at his home on Friday evening, Feb. 26, 2016, surrounded by his loving family.

Myke had struggled with his diabetes for many years.

Myke was born on May 26, 1959, in Galveston, Texas. He moved to Wisconsin and was employed as a truck driver for several years. He was an avid gamer and fleaer with Zurko Inc. of Shawano. He loved his pit bull dogs.

Survivors include his wife, Amy Jo Conell, of Shawano; two children, Nikki Springston, of Milwaukee, and Christopher (Jenny) Fralick, of San Antonio, Texas; nine grandchildren; and his faithful companions, Baby, Caesar and Sugar.

Private family services will be held for Myke at a later date.

Mickelson Funeral & Cremation Service of Shawano is assisting the family with arrangements.

Thu
03
Mar

Michael W. Marquette

Michael William Marquette, 56, of Shawano, died on Tuesday, March 1, 2016, in Waukesha. Born on May 3, 1959, in Shawano, he was the son of the late Harry and Margaret (Bierman) Marquette.

Mike enjoyed hunting, playing cards, going to the casino, helping others, and above all sharing his time with family and friends.

Mike is survived by his wife, Jana; his son, Robert (Amber) Gauthier, of Germany; siblings, Beverly Marquette, of Eureka, California, Harry G. (Lynne) Marquette, of Lake Geneva, Larry Marquette, of Shawano, Jim Marquette, of Manitowoc, Carol Conklin, of Foxboro, Donna (Jerald) Lampinen Hudziak, of Weyauwega, Karen (Arvin) Block, of Eagle, Joseph Marquette, of Mountain, Victoria (Thomas) Wegner, of Oconomowoc, Randy Marquette, of Shawano, and Robert Marquette, of St. Cloud.

Thu
03
Mar

Lorraine A. Busch

Lorraine A. Busch, 91, of Bonduel, passed away on Wednesday, March 2, 2016, after a recent illness.

Lorraine was born in the town of Washington, Shawano County, on June 26, 1924, to the late Edward and Marie (Hinkfuss) Radloff. On Nov. 7, 1942, in Abilene, Texas, she was united in marriage to Leonard Busch. Leonard preceded her in death on March 19, 2002. She worked as a bookkeeper at Heck Hardware Store for 35 years.

Faith was very important to Lorraine. She loved being a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church, where she was active with the Altar Guild and enjoyed working on the church bulletins. She enjoyed volunteering at the Bonduel Community Archives and was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary. She also volunteered to read to the second-grade children at St. Paul Lutheran School.

Thu
03
Mar

Patricia E. Schuelke

Patricia “Pat” E. Schuelke, 85, of Shawano, went to meet her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Saturday evening, Feb. 27, 2016, at ThedaCare Medical Center-Shawano, with her loving family by her side.

Pat was born May 28, 1930, in Sheboygan, a daughter of the late Edgar and Loretta (Block) Bahn. She attended Shawano Schools, graduating from Shawano High School in 1948. Following high school, she attended Concordia Teachers College in River Forest for two years. She then returned to Shawano, where she met the love of her life, Elroy D. Schuelke. The couple was united in marriage on April 21, 1951, at St. James Lutheran Church in Shawano. The couple lived in the Shawano area their entire married life. Elroy preceded her in death on Nov. 26, 1993.

Wed
02
Mar

Jennifer L. Heling

Jennifer L. Heling, 61, of the town of Waukechon, Shawano, went to her Eternal Home on Friday, Feb. 26, 2016, surrounded by her loving family.

Jenny was born on Aug. 28, 1954, in Shawano, a daughter of Linda (Domke) Boerst and the late Myron Boerst. She attended Shawano schools, graduating from Shawano High School in 1972. On June 12, 1976, she was united in marriage to Dohn Heling at St. James Lutheran Church in Shawano. Jenny and Dohn were blessed with one child, Amanda.

Jenny worked in her home for many years, taking care of several children whom she treated like her own. She enjoyed taking care of children and being with her family. Later in life, Jenny’s pride and joy were her grandchildren, and she loved spending time with them. She was a member of St. James Lutheran Church of Shawano. Her hobbies included reading, making blankets for the kids, and tending to her flower gardens.

Wed
02
Mar

Patricia E. Schuelke

Patricia “Pat” E. Schuelke, 85, of Shawano, went to meet her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Saturday evening, Feb. 27, 2016, at ThedaCare Medical Center-Shawano, with her loving family by her side.

Funeral service arrangements will be announced on Thursday, March 3, 2016, in the Leader.

Mickelson Funeral & Cremation Service is assisting the family with arrangements.

Online condolences may be shared at www.mickelsonfs.com.

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