Obituaries

Sat
13
Jan

Edward B. Socha Sr.

Edward B. Socha Sr., 62, of Tigerton passed away Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2018, at his home.

Beil-Didier Funeral Home, Tigerton, assisted with the arrangements.

Sat
13
Jan

Wayne R. Weber

Wayne R. Weber, of Waukesha, passed away on Friday, Jan. 5, 2018, at the age of 78. Wayne was born on March 31, 1939, the son of Emil and Lydia Weber. On July 1, 1961, Wayne married his best friend and love of his life, Mollie A. Quandt. Wayne worked as a sales manager for Sears for 32 years prior to working for Wisconsin Technicolor for another 10 years. He was a longtime member at Ascension Church in Waukesha until he moved to Shawano. Wayne was an avid collector of beer memorabilia and loved his home teams, the Packers, Badgers and Brewers. Everyone who met Wayne loved him; he had a kindness and a sense of humor that could brighten anyone’s day. Most of all, Wayne treasured his family and delighted in spending time with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Fri
12
Jan

Gloria M. Swanson

Gloria Mae Swanson, 71, of Bonduel, passed away at Aurora Hospital in Green Bay after a brief illness on Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2018. She was born May 19, 1946, in Green Bay to Leon and Adelia (Brandt) Hilliker. Gloria grew up in Navarino and often shared fond memories of her childhood there. She graduated from Navarino Grade School and Bonduel High School.

She and Charles Stern were married on Oct. 28, 1967; Charles passed away Feb. 13, 1994. They have a daughter, Bonnie Rossi, of McFarland. Bonnie and her daughter Bella have been a great joy in Gloria’s life.

Fri
12
Jan

Irvin H. Rosenberg

A memorial service for Irvin H. Rosenberg will be held on Friday, Jan. 12, 2018, at 11 a.m. at St. James Lutheran Church in Shawano. The Rev. Dr. Timm Griffin will officiate. Inurnment will take place at the Sacred Heart Mausoleum, immediately following the service. Visitation will begin at 10 a.m. and continue until 11 a.m.

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

Thu
11
Jan

Marisa Rycroft

Marisa Rycroft, 58, of Shawano, passed away on Jan. 9, 2018, in Appleton. Marisa was born in Ithaca, New York, on May 20, 1959, the daughter of Salvatore and Ida (DiPerna) Biasillo. On Nov. 21, 1992, Marisa was united in marriage to Herbert E. Rycroft in Jacksonville, New York. The couple moved to Shawano in 1999. Marisa worked as the BID coordinator for Shawano. She was truly a people person and gave back to the community in many ways, including volunteering for Junior Achievement, Shawano Dollars for Scholars, Toys for Tots and the First Presbyterian Church, where she was a member. She relished being outdoors and spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren. Her greatest loves were her husband, children and grandchildren. Marisa will be remembered for her infectious smile and her unshakable faith.

Thu
11
Jan

Germaine Hohn

Germaine Marie Hohn, 84, of Leopolis, passed away on Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2018, in Shawano. Germaine was born in the Town of Richmond on Nov. 26, 1933, the daughter of the late Walter and Anna (Brunner) Kriefall. On Oct. 10, 1953, Germaine was united in marriage to James Hohn. She lived in Shawano County all her life and enjoyed quilting, gardening, crossword puzzles and baking wonderful treats, especially cookies. Germaine was a devoted and very active member of Elias Lutheran Church in Gresham and the ladies aide. While caring for her home and family she spent many years providing daycare for several area families.

Germaine is survived by her husband, Jim; two daughters, Diane (Jeff) Klingbeil and Lisa (Mike) Kunschke; seven grandchildren, Christian, Sarah, Danielle, Justin, Shawn, Anthony and Krystal; her sister, Delores Brei, of Leopolis; and her brother, Larry Kriefall, of Leopolis.

She was preceded in death by her parents and one sister, Sally.

Wed
10
Jan

Patricia A. Schrage

Mrs. Patricia A. Schrage, 77, of Davenport, Iowa, went home to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, Tuesday afternoon, Jan. 2, 2018, at Trinity-Terrace Park.

Patricia Alice Schrage was born Aug. 23, 1940, to the late Oliver and Alice (Bahrke) Zahn in Oconto Falls. She was baptized on Sept. 15, 1940, at Immanuel Lutheran Church, Gillett. It was at Immanuel that she married her dear friend, Richard F. Schrage on Aug. 7, 1965.

Wed
10
Jan

Mardelle Phyllis Sievert

After an extraordinary life of 76 years, Mardelle Phyllis (Sobiesczyk) Sievert, of Pulaski, formerly of Bonduel, passed away as she slept on Friday, Jan. 5, 2018, surrounded by her sons and daughters (in-law). Mardelle was born on June 5, 1941, in Green Bay, daughter of the late Fred and Irene (McKeefry) Sobiesczyk.

Mardelle attended Assumption BVM School followed by Pulaski High School, graduating in 1959. On Sept. 28, 1963, Mardelle was united in marriage to Allen Roy Sievert in Pulaski.

Mardelle earned an associate’s degree at NWTC and worked at Wisconsin Public Service before farming with Allen in the towns of Hartland and Angelica in Shawano County until 2016.

Wed
10
Jan

Ruth M. Felton

Ruth Marion (Darling) Felton (1929-2017) passed away Dec. 13, 2017, in Leesburg, Florida, of natural causes.

Loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother is survived by her husband of 69 years, Robert; three children, Thomas (Linda), Ann Darling (Don) and Jane Florence (Dave); five grandchildren; five great-grandchildren, one brother, Curtis Darling; two sisters, Lyla (Darling) Alberts and Karen (Darling) Amsdill; and many special nieces and nephews.

Ruth loved her family and was always hopeful with a positive outlook for the future. She was a devout Christian and lived the Christian life of sharing the Lord with others. She was loving and kind to all. She loved to swim, walk, travel, go on picnics, laugh and learn.

Ruth was born on a farm in Shawano to Lloyd and Amalia (Eul) Darling. She had 11 brothers and sisters.

Wed
10
Jan

Elizabeth Krauss

Elizabeth “Betty” Krauss, 85, formerly of the town of Almon, died on Sunday, Jan. 7, 2018, at Homme Home of Wittenberg.

She was born Sept. 19, 1932, in Milwaukee, the daughter of the late John and Theresa (Melter) Jaeger. Betty was a 1950 graduate of the Girls Trade and Tech High School in Milwaukee. On April 19, 1952, Betty was united in marriage to William Krauss II in Milwaukee. He preceded her in death on Nov. 2, 2013.

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