Obituaries

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27
Feb

Veronica Phalen

Veronica (Cook) Phalen, 71, of Sheboygan, died on Friday, Feb. 26, 2016.

Veronica was born on July 23, 1944, in Keshena to the late Albert and Marie (Ahkenokosay) Cook. She was united in marriage to John Phalen, who preceded her in death.

Veronica enjoy playing bingo and going to the casino. She was a special auntie who was loved by her nieces and nephews.

Veronica is survived by one sister, Beatrice (Cook) Messner, of Sheboygan; one brother, Warren “Buddy” (Anita) Kaquatosh, of Keshena; two stepsisters, Beverly Klemp, of Eagle River, and Mickoleen Kormann of Sturgeon Bay; and one stepbrother, Harold (Darlene) Price, of Bowler. She is further survived by numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her husband, John; her son, Jamie; her parents; and three brothers, Albert, William and Michael.

Thu
25
Feb

Lillian R. Abrahamson

Lillian R. Abrahamson, 95, of Tigerton, died on Monday, Feb. 22, 2016, at Theda Clark Medical Center, Neenah.

The former Lillian Ruth Boe was born on Sept. 24, 1920, in Loyal to Henry and Ethel (Castner) Boe. She graduated from Loyal High School and went on the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, receiving a degree in education. On Jan. 15, 1944, she was united in marriage to Lennert M. Abrahamson at the Methodist Church in Loyal.

Over her career, Lillian taught mostly high school English in Tigerton and Marion for quite some years. The couple moved to Waldorf, Maryland, where she taught school for five years in La Plata. In 1976, the couple returned to Tigerton so that they could help Len’s father operate the Tigerton Elevator. For some time, Lillian continued to substitute and help out at school whenever possible. Her husband, Len, preceded her in death on May 12, 2003.

Thu
25
Feb

Clyde H. Jacobs Sr.

Clyde H. Jacobs Sr., 74, of Faribault, Minnesota, passed away on Feb. 22, 2016.

Clyde was born on June 13, 1941, in Tomah to Gretta (Tousey) Jacobs and the late Howard Jacobs. After graduating from Bowler High School, Clyde enlisted in the United States Navy. On June 1, 1963, he married Betsy A. Chandler in Fairmont, Minnesota. Betsy preceded him in death on Jan. 3, 2015. The couple resided in St. Paul, Minnesota, for 46 years before moving to Faribault, where they lived the rest of their lives.

Clyde and Betsy taught many classes in Native American beadwork in their home and at schools. The beadwork was outstanding and was recognized by being on display at the Minnesota Historical Society.

Clyde also enjoyed fishing, hunting and riding his motorcycle.

Wed
24
Feb

Adeline D. Beilfuss

Adeline Dorothy Beilfuss, 89, of Shawano, passed away on Saturday, Feb. 20, 2016, in Shawano. Adeline was born on April 22, 1926, in the town of Maple Valley to the late Charley and Hazel (Boettcher) Zahn.

She was united in marriage to Allen H. Beilfuss on Oct. 25, 1948, in Bessemer, Michigan. Allen preceded her in death on March 10, 2001. Although she was born in Oconto County, she lived most of her life in Shawano County, where she and Allen farmed.

Adeline was a member of St. Martin Lutheran Church in Belle Plaine.

Adeline is survived by her son, Allen (Elizabeth) Beilfuss Jr., of Shawano, and her foster daughter, Peggy (Allen) Lange, of Shawano. She is further survived by her grandchildren, Amber and Eric Beilfuss; her foster grandchildren, Brian and Lisa; as well as two great-grandchildren, Hunter and Hailey.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Allen; one son, Ricky; her parents; and one brother, Marvin Zahn.

Wed
24
Feb

Carl F. Westphal

Carl F. Westphal, 90, of Clintonville, passed away early Tuesday morning, Feb. 23, 2016, at Aster Retirement Community, Clintonville.

Carl Fred Westphal was born in the town of Pella, Shawano County, on Nov. 15, 1925, to the late Fred & Amanda (Ray) Westphal. He was baptized in December 1925 by the Rev. Emil Stubenvoll and confirmed July 1939 by the Rev. Gerhardt Nass at Bethlehem Lutheran Church, Pella. He was a member of the Luther League at church.

Carl graduated from Fairview grade school in 1939 and Marion High School in 1943. On Aug. 18, 1951, he was united in marriage to Margaret Elsie Roever at Peace Lutheran Church, Split Rock, by the Rev. Rueben Stubenvoll.

Wed
24
Feb

Dorothea A. Gehrt

Dorothea A. Gehrt, 91, of Clintonville, passed away on Saturday morning, Feb. 20, 2016, at the Greentree Health & Rehabilitation Center in Clintonville.

Dorothea was born on Oct. 4, 1924, in Milwaukee as the daughter of the late Virgil and Pearl (Lamp) Wulfson. After moving to Clintonville with her family, Dorothea graduated from Clintonville High School with the Class of 1942. She was united in marriage to Raymond Gehrt. The couple had two children and later divorced.

Dorothea worked numerous jobs, which took her to Appleton and Milwaukee while raising her family. She moved back to Clintonville after her retirement. She was a past member of Christus Lutheran Church.

Dorothea enjoyed sewing and gardening. She was artistic and just a fun person to be around.

Wed
24
Feb

Madeline J. Rebholz

Madeline “Madge” J. Rebholz, 79, of Shawano, passed away on Saturday evening, Feb. 20, 2016, at the Appleton Medical Center, where she had been a patient for the past two days.

Madge was born on Oct. 22, 1936, in the town of Grant, Shawano County, a daughter of the late Frank and Adela (Voigt) Luchterhand. She attended St. James Lutheran Grade School and later Shawano High School, where she graduated in 1955.

Madge was united in marriage to David J. Retzlaff on Dec. 19, 1964. Following their marriage, the couple made their home in Shawano. Madge had been employed at the Shawano Clinic for nearly 44 years, working as a receptionist and in medical records. Her husband preceded her in death on June 5, 1997. When Madge retired, she drove patients to appointments at various locations in the Medi-Van.

Wed
24
Feb

Karen Bartelt-Marshall

Karen Bartelt-Marshall went home on Feb. 13, 2016.

Karen was born on Sept. 9, 1956, in Milwaukee to Burton Bartelt (deceased) and Lorraine (Malueg) Bartelt (deceased). She lived in Wisconsin until 1992, when she moved to Florida for a job with Comcast as the pay per view coordinator for the area from Jacksonville to Key West. As coordinator she met many boxing legends, including Sugar Ray Leonard, Roberto Duran and Oscar De La Hoya.

Karen met the love of her life, Scott Marshall, in 1996 and was married in 1998. Their marriage ceremony was portrayed on the Learning Channel as “A Wedding Story” to let everyone know that you will always find the right person – it’s never too late.

In 2005, they moved to New Mexico, where Karen was finally able to have horses in her own yard. Karen loved her horses, which included one she rescued.

Wed
24
Feb

Arbutus C. Seelig-Krueger

Arbutus “Dolly” C. Seelig-Krueger, 85, of the town of Matteson, passed away on Sunday, Feb. 21, 2016, at Appleton Medical Center surrounded by her family.

Arbutus “Dolly” Carrie Seelig-Krueger was born on Feb. 2, 1931, in the Township of Waukechon, Shawano County, to the late Stewart and Olga (Knoff) Thompson. She attended school in the Manawa area and played clarinet in the high school band. After graduation, Dolly was united in marriage to Elmer Seelig on Oct. 23, 1948. The couple worked on the family farm in the town of Wyoming and later in the town of Matteson. She worked at Noritage in Embarrass, Hansen Glove Factory in Clintonville and the F.W.D. Corporation, Clintonville, from which she retired after many years.

Dolly was a member of Christus Lutheran Church, Clintonville, where she was a familiar face in worship as well as in the kitchen. She was united in marriage to Kenneth Krueger in 2002 at Christus on her birthday.

Wed
24
Feb

Dennis W. Kirsch

Dennis W. Kirsch, 64, of Bonduel, died on Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2016, at his home.

Dennis was born on March 1, 1951, in Bonduel to the late Walter P. and Cecelia (Krause) Kirsch. Dennis was baptized and confirmed at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Bonduel. After graduating from high school, Dennis continued farming on the family farm and was proud when it was recognized as a Century Farm. When his mother started researching their family genealogy, it inspired Dennis to learn more about his family roots. He was also a lifetime member of the Shawano County Agricultural Society.

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