Obituaries

Thu
07
Feb

Peter M. Miller

Peter M. Miller, 74, of Bowler, passed away on Monday, Feb. 4, 2019, at Aspirus Wausau Hospital.

Pete was born in Shawano on April 23, 1944, a son of the late LaRoy “Roy” and LouAnna (Tousey) Miller. He grew up in Bowler on the Stockbridge-Munsee Reservation where he shared the love of harness racing with his dad. He spend many hours training for weekend races at local county fairs. From 1965 until 1967, Pete served in the U.S. Army and was stationed in Vietnam. Upon returning to civilian life, he worked as a welder at A.O. Smith in Milwaukee until 1982. He then moved to Shawano and pursued his interest in antiques as an antique wholesaler, which he continued to do the rest of his life.

Thu
07
Feb

Stanley E. Miller

Stanley “Smiley” E. Miller, 96, of New London, formerly of Clintonville, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2019, at his home surrounded by his family.

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

Thu
07
Feb

Mary E. Weinmann

A celebration of Mary Weinmann’s life will be held on Saturday, Feb. 9, 2019, at noon at First Presbyterian Church. Pastor Blake Blakesley will officiate. Visitation will begin at 11 a.m. and continue until the time of service at the church.

Mickelson Funeral and Cremation Service of Shawano is assisting the family with arrangements. Please share online condolences at www.mickelsonfs.com.

Wed
06
Feb

Ruth M. Hoffman

Ruth Margaret Hoffman, 90, of Gresham, passed away on Sunday, Feb. 3, 2019, in Shawano surrounded by her family. Born in Gresham on June 6, 1928, she was a daughter of the late Louis and Margaret (Hartel) Schmidt Sr. After Ruth graduated from Gresham High School in 1946, she worked at Gresham State Bank. On Oct. 21, 1950, she was united in marriage to Vernon G. Hoffman at St. Francis Solanus Catholic Church in Gresham. Vernon preceded her in death on Jan. 31, 2005. Ruth and Vernon owned and operated a dairy farm in the Town of Herman, and in 1984, they were named a Century Farm. She was a great cook, enjoyed playing cards and was a Brewers fan. She especially liked to listen to Bob Uecker. Ruth was a lifelong faithful member of St. Francis Solanus Catholic Church in Gresham. She was a member of the FFA Alumni, the Gresham American Legion Auxiliary and the St. Francis CCW. More than anything, Ruth loved spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Wed
06
Feb

Mari Beth Spencer

Mari Beth Spencer (Ashenbrenner), 61, of Manitowoc, passed away on Sunday, Feb. 3, 2019. She was born on Nov. 22, 1957, to the late Joseph and Mildred Ashenbrenner. Mari Beth was raised on the family dairy farm near Leopolis and attended Marion High School. She married Steve Fowler, and they resided in Virginia for a number of years. Mari Beth moved back to Wisconsin and worked as a pharmacy tech for a number of years before marrying Scott Spencer. She loved horses, watching the Packers, bike riding and spending time with her grandchildren.

She is survived by her two sons, Asaon Fowler and Hunter Spencer, who both reside in Manitowoc; four grandchildren, Addison and Amelia Fowler, and Aaliyah and Ryder Spencer; two sisters, Sue Gruetzmacher, of Suring, and Bonnie (Doug) Kline, of Berlin; several nieces and nephews; ex-husband, Scott Spencer; and many friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; brother, Gerald Ashenbrenner; and her ex-husband Steve Fowler.

Wed
06
Feb

Joseph Kempke Jr.

Joseph Kempke Jr., 81, Pound, passed away Sunday, Feb. 3, 2019, at a local nursing facility.

Online condolences may be expressed at www.simplycremationgb.com.

Wed
06
Feb

Charlene J. Heling

Charlene Heling, 78, of Shawano, passed away on Saturday, Feb. 2, 2019, at Evergreen Nursing Home. She was born on July 11, 1940, in Shawano, the daughter of the late Victor and Jeanette (Seyler) Felts. She completed her schooling at Shawano High in 1958. Charlene was united in marriage to Wallace R. Heling on July 6, 1974, at St. James Church in Shawano, and the couple resided in Shawano all their married life. Wally preceded her in death on April 30, 2017. Char owned and operated Unique Beauty Shop in Gillett. Charlene was a member of St. John Lutheran Church-Hermansfort, an active member of the Ladies Aid and a Sunday School teacher. She was also a part of the St. John-Hermansfort Cemetery Society and AAL. Charlene enjoyed knitting, crocheting and her poodles. More than anything, she loved her children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and many friends.

Wed
06
Feb

Timm T. Koenigs

Timm T. Koenigs, 59, of the Township of Pella, passed away late Thursday, Jan. 31, 2019, at his home with family and friends by his side.

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

Wed
06
Feb

Elizabeth Shames

Elizabeth Shames, 59, of Bonduel, passed away Thursday, Jan. 17, 2019. Born to the late John P. and Jule A. (Wolf) Hale in New York, New York, on Oct. 4, 1959; the feast day of St. Francis of Assisi, the patron saint of animals. Elizabeth loved animals and had an animal rescue service. She was a devoted and caring mother to her son, Christopher, who passed away on Jan. 3, 2016, due to health complications.

Elizabeth is survived by her brother, Dr. Jack (Marti) Hale, of Green Bay; two nieces and one nephew; as well as other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her son, Christopher T. Shames, and her parents.

A memorial Mass will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 8, 2019, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Shawano. Visitation will be held at the church on Friday from 1 p.m. until the time of the service.

Swedberg Funeral Home is assisting the family with the arrangements.

Wed
06
Feb

Peter M. Miller

Peter M. Miller, 74, of Bowler, passed away on Monday, Feb. 4, 2019, at Aspiris Wausau Hospital.

Funeral service arrangements are pending.

Mickelson Funeral & Cremation Service of Shawano is assisting the family with arrangements. Please share online condolences at www.mickelsonfs.com.

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