Obituaries

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07
Jul

Betty M. Giese Ruben M. Giese

Betty M. Giese, 88, and Ruben M. Giese, 90, of Gresham, passed away on July 7, 2016, in Shawano.

Memorial services will be held on Sunday, July 10, 2016, at 2 p.m. at Zion Lutheran Church in Gresham with inurnment in Zion Rest Cemetery. The Rev. John C. Eyer is officiating. The family will receive friends at the church from noon until the time of the services.

A complete obituary will be published in Saturday’s paper.

Swedberg Funeral Home of Gresham is assisting the family with arrangements.

www.swedbergfuneralhome.com

Thu
07
Jul

Dorothy J. Gehm

Dorothy J. Gehm, 86, of Shawano, passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday evening, July 6, 2016, in Shawano.

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.

Please share online condolences at www.mickelsonfs.com.

Thu
07
Jul

Eileen V. Weiland

Eileen V. Weiland, 71, of Tigerton, passed away on Wednesday, July 6, 2016, after a long and courageous battle with breast cancer.

Eileen was born on Nov. 9, 1944, in Chicago to Walter and Irene Kendzior. She settled in Tigerton in 1976, and starting in the mid 1980s she managed the Crossroads Restaurant for roughly 10 years. Eileen was employed for close to 23 years as a cook at North Star Mohican Casino, Bowler, retiring in 2015.

Some of Eileen’s favorite pastimes included cooking, flower gardening and an occasional trip to the casino to win at the slot machines. She always liked the outdoors including camping, hunting and trout fishing. Eileen enjoyed listening to Elvis Presley’s music and was an avid collector of his memorabilia. She will be remembered most as a very loving, caring and giving individual.

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07
Jul

Robert J. Kroenke

Robert John Kroenke, 94, of Shawano, passed away on Tuesday, July 5, 2016, in Shawano.

Robert was born on Nov. 22, 1921, in the town of Richmond, the son of the late Henry and Margaret (Marohl) Kroenke. He enlisted in the United States Army, serving from 1946-1947. On July 22, 1951, Robert was united in marriage to Lois Harriet Jank in Fairchild. He was a building contractor in the Shawano area for many years. Between 1965 and 1971, he was a lay missionary in Papua, New Guinea, for the Lutheran Church Missouri Synod. He built for the mission and trained nationals to build. When he returned to Shawano he continued building.

Thu
07
Jul

Gary P. Jansen

Gary Paul Jansen, of Franklin, Tennessee, was unexpectedly called home to heaven on June 28, 2016.

Gary is survived by his wife, Debra, and two beautiful children: son CJ, with wife Monica and kids Quentin, Zoe and Wyatt, and daughter Shannon, with husband Rob.

He was the oldest of four children (Robert Jansen, Sue Brisky, Kris Jansen).

A funeral service will be held at the Williamson Memorial Funeral Home in Franklin, Tennessee, on Saturday, July 9, at 10 a.m.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to https://www.youcaring.com/glugsmemorialcollegefund.

Thu
07
Jul

Roger R. Rusch

Roger R. Rusch, 83, of Racine, formerly of Shawano, passed away on Wednesday, June 29, 2016, at Ridgewood Care Center in Racine where he had been a resident for the past three weeks.

Roger was born on May 17, 1933, in Shawano, a son of the late Augusts and Laura (Bluemke) Rusch. He attended St. James Lutheran School and Shawano High School. Following school he went to work as a cheese maker. On April 21, 1953, he enlisted with the United States Army, where he served as a tank gun loader with the 6th Armored Cavalry Regiment. Roger was honorably discharged on June 18, 1954.

Upon returning from service he moved to Milwaukee, where he worked for Mayflower Moving and Storage for many years, retiring in 2011. He was an avid fisherman and enjoyed polka music. He was a member of the Teamsters Union Local 200 in Milwaukee and spent many hours bartending at the Union Workers Bar.

Wed
06
Jul

LeRoy A. Jensen

LeRoy A. Jensen, 90, of Shawano, passed away late Monday evening, July 4, 2016, at Shawano Health Services.

LeRoy was born on April 9, 1926, in Bonduel, a son of the late Alfred and Selma (Krueger) Jensen. He attended the Shawano schools. On June 28, 1944, he entered the United States Navy and served during World War II in the South Pacific Theater of Operations. Upon returning from service, he went to work at Kimberly Clark Corporation as a machine operator.

On Oct. 18, 1947, he was united in marriage to the former Dorothy Schuster at St. James Lutheran Church in Shawano. Following their marriage the couple lived in Shawano, Neenah and Menasha. After his wife’s death in 1994, LeRoy moved to Kaukauna, returning to Shawano in 2011. LeRoy was a member of both the Kaukauna VFW Post and the Kaukauna American Legion Post. He enjoyed traveling, and was an accomplished wood worker.

Wed
06
Jul

Ralph H. Habeck

Ralph H. Habeck, 92, of Chicago, formerly of the town of Richmond, passed away on Friday, July 1, 2016.

Ralph is survived by his sons, Michael (Lucy) Habeck and Steven (Christine) Habeck; his grandchildren, Ryan and Sarah; and his brother, Roy (Phyllis) Habeck.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Jane; and his siblings, Agnes, Milton, Harold and Ruben.

A funeral service for Ralph H. Habeck will be held on Thursday, July 7, 2016, at 11 a.m. at Mickelson Funeral Service. Relatives and friends may call from 9 a.m. until the hour of service. Entombment will take place at the Sacred Heart Mausoleum.

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

Please share online condolences at www.mickelsonfs.com.

Wed
06
Jul

Roger K. Erickson

Roger Kenneth Erickson, 78, of Shawano, passed away on Tuesday, July 5, 2016, in Shawano.

Roger was born in the town of Morris on Dec. 5, 1937, the son of the late Carl Henry and Dorothy Melinda (Denny) Erickson. He graduated from Bowler High School and enlisted in the Air Force. During his military career, he drove in the motor pool and worked on the ground crew for bombers and tankers.

On July 13, 1960, Roger was united in marriage to Barbara Mick in Mount Clemens, Michigan. He was one of the drivers for President Lyndon Johnson in 1965-1966 when Johnson visited the president’s Texas ranch. After retiring from the military, he was a trainer and school bus driver for Grosskopf Bus. When his boys were young, he was active as a Boy Scout leader. He was a member of the Air Force Association and Republican Party, and he enjoyed growing African violets. He loved God’s creation and enjoyed fishing and hunting.

Wed
06
Jul

Bernice D. Zick

Bernice D. Zick, 94, of the town of Matteson, Waupaca County, formerly of Milwaukee, passed away Monday morning, July 4, 2016, at Eden Meadows in Oshkosh.

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

www.eberhardtstevenson.com

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