Obituaries

Wed
31
Aug

Kay N. Luethi

Kay N. Luethi, 71, of Shawano, passed away peacefully on Monday afternoon, Aug. 29, 2016, at ThedaCare Medical Center-Neenah.

Kay was born on Nov. 2, 1944, in the town of Waumandee, Buffalo County, a daughter of the late Arnold and Laura (Wirtenberger) Zeller. She attended school in Arcadia. On June 10, 1967, Kay was united in marriage to Gary W. Luethi at St. Boniface Catholic Church in the town of Waumandee. The couple lived in Buffalo County until moving to Shawano.

Kay was a homemaker, raising her children and caring for her husband. Gary preceded her in death on May 21, 2007.

Kay was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Shawano. She enjoyed spending time with her family and working in her garden.

Survivors include her three sons, Daniel and Ronald Luethi, of Shawano, and Dean (Ruth) Luethi, of Pullman, Washington; and several nieces and nephews.

Wed
31
Aug

Derl C. Howe

Derl C. Howe, the son of the late Eva and Emmit Howe, passed away on Tuesday, Aug. 16, 2016, at age 86.

He is survived by his son, Robert Howe (Maggie); daughter, Jennifer Ray (Kelly); stepsons, Jim and Tom Scannel; and grandchildren, Nicholas, Kaylee, Abigail and Alexander. He was brother of Joe, Duane, Eva Mary and the late Jude, Hilary, Pat and Louis. He is further survived by numerous nephews, nieces, other relatives and friends.

A military service for close family and friends will be held at Southern Wisconsin Veterans Memorial Cemetery, 21731 Spring St., Union Grove, at 3 p.m. Friday, Sept. 2.

Memorials are appreciated to the family.

Derl touched many lives as an English teacher in Shawano. He served his country in the Navy, loved nature and polka dancing. He was still active, going dancing weekly, camping and walking daily.

Max Sass and Sons Funeral and Cremation Service is assisting the family.

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Wed
31
Aug

Rita C. Baumgartner

Rita Christine Baumgartner, 79, of Shawano, passed away on Sunday, Aug. 28, 2016, in Appleton.

Rita was born in Shawano on April 24, 1937, the daughter of the late Anton G. and Lorraine (Pevonka) Hoffman. On Oct. 13, 1956, she was united in marriage to Donald H. Baumgartner in Gresham. Rita worked at Norm’s Lunch, L & L, the Country Store and as a crossing guard for the city of Shawano for 21 years. She was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary Post 117 and St. James Lutheran Church in Shawano. Rita was also active with the St. James Retreat and a volunteer for the Shawano Area Food Pantry and Resource Center.

Wed
31
Aug

Pearl I. Schertz

Pearl I. Schertz, 104, of Tigerton, passed away on Thursday, Aug. 25, 2016, at Homme Home of Wittenberg.

Pearl Isabel Schertz was born on June 15, 1912, in Tigerton to the late Frank and Nell (Jolin) Schertz. Pearl grew up on the family dairy farm where she lived for much of her life. For many years she lived with her brother, Arthur, and helped out with the farm chores.

Pearl was a lifelong member of St. Anthony’s Catholic Church, Tigerton. She enjoyed playing cards, especially Crazy Eights, and will be remembered most for her strong work ethic and her deep faith.

Survivors include numerous cousins, many other relatives and friends.

Pearl was preceded in death by her brother, Arthur.

Sat
27
Aug

Gregory L. Aschenbrenner

Gregory “Greg” L. Aschenbrenner, 63, of Beaver Dam, passed away unexpectedly on Monday, Aug. 22, 2016, at the William S. Middleton Memorial Veterans Hospital in Madison.

Greg was born on Nov. 26, 1952, in Shawano, the son of Lyle and Mary (Zeamer) Aschenbrenner. On June 4, 1974, he was united in marriage to Patricia “Pat” Koelbl in West Bend. Greg proudly served his country during the Vietnam War in the United States Army. Greg enjoyed many activities, including hunting, fishing, woodworking, riding his motorcycles, collecting clocks and attending auctions.

Greg is survived by his wife, Pat of Beaver Dam; his sons, Micky (Tammy Uherka) Aschenbrenner and Shane (Theresa) Aschenbrenner, both of Beaver Dam; his grandchildren, Alex, Jaelyn, Kenade and Ethan; his sisters, Patricia (Roger) Strebig and Susan (Richard) Belongia, both of Shawano; his stepmother, Carol Aschenbrenner, of Shawano; as well as nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Sat
27
Aug

Pearl I. Schertz

Pearl I. Schertz, 104, of Tigerton, passed away Thursday, Aug. 25, 2016, at Homme Home of Wittenberg.

Funeral arrangements are pending with the Beil-Didier Funeral Home, Tigerton.

www.beil-didier.com

Sat
27
Aug

James L. Pfefferle

James “Jim” L. Pfefferle, 76, of the Township of Bear Creek, passed away Aug. 25, 2016, at ThedaCare Regional Medical Center-Appleton, with his wife at his side.

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

eberhardtstevenson.com

Fri
26
Aug

Frank J. Roe Sr.

Frank J. Roe Sr., 86 of Denver, Colorado, formerly of the Marion area, passed away Aug. 23, 2016, at WestLake Care Community, Lakewood, Colorado.

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

Wed
24
Aug

Joanne M. Malone

Joanne May Malone, 75, of the Mohican Reservation, passed away on Tuesday, Aug. 23, 2016, at her home.

Joanne was born in the town of Red Springs on May 31, 1941, the daughter of the late Eugene and Flora (Howe) Huntington. On Sept. 26, 1959, she was united in marriage to Sheldon Malone at Assembly of God Church in Morgan Siding. She worked at Blue Cross Blue Shield for many years, first in Milwaukee and then in Stevens Point before retiring.

Never one to sit still, Joanne was always staying busy working or taking care of others. More than anything, she loved spending time with her family and grandchildren.

Wed
24
Aug

Ruth H. Marohl

Ruth H. (Druckrey) Marohl passed away peacefully on Thursday, Aug. 18, 2016, at the age of 91.

Ruth was born on March 11, 1925, daughter of the late Walter and Alma (Krause) Druckrey in the town of Green Valley. On Sept. 26, 1942, she was united in marriage to Victor H. Marohl. They lived in Pulcifer from 1948 to 2009. After the passing of Victor in 2009, she moved to the Milwaukee area, where she resided at Forest Ridge Senior Community, and recently Clement Manor Continuing Care.

Ruth was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church of Pulcifer and Faith United Lutheran Church of Gillett. She attended Resurrection Lutheran Church while living in Milwaukee. She was a member of the Ladies Aid, Lutheran Women Missionary League, choir, Gillett Lions Club and Gideons International.

During her life, Ruth enjoyed dancing, travel, gardening, embroidery, playing cards and board games, crossword puzzles and especially being with her family.

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