Obituaries

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May

John A. Staats

John Allen Staats, 65, of Bonduel, passed away on Wednesday, May 23, 2018, in De Pere after a 14-year battle with cancer. John was born on Nov. 30, 1952, in Eau Claire. On Sept. 19, 1986, John was united in marriage to Rebecca Arnold in Las Vegas. John was a courageous warrior, an outdoorsman and enjoyed hunting, fishing and riding his Triumph motorcycle. He enjoyed great food along with a good scotch or bourbon. John was a wonderful, loving and supportive husband, father and grandfather and will be extremely missed.

John is survived by his wife, Becky; his son, Max Staats, of Bonduel; his daughter, Kaci (Allan) Wolf, of Bonduel; his grandson, Graham; sister, Bambi (Steve) Van Den Heuvel, of De Pere; and nephews, Cameron (Katie) Van Den Heuvel and Kyle Van Den Heuvel. He is further survived by other family and numerous friends.

He was preceded in death by his father, Gene Staats.

Thu
24
May

Kay R. Wolff

Kay R. Wolff, formerly known as Keaton R. Wolff, 87, Oshkosh, died on Saturday, April 14, 2018 at Bethel Home, Oshkosh.

She was born on December 13, 1930, in Wittenberg, the daughter of the late Henry and Estelle (Hamilton) Wolff.

Kay graduated from Antigo Normal School and taught at some area schools. She then moved to Montana, where she waitressed at restaurants, and finally moved to Oshkosh where she worked at a nursing home.

Survivors include a brother, Dale Wolff, of Lake Geneva, and other relatives and friends.

Graveside services will be held at 1:30 p.m. on Friday, June 1, 2018, at Forest Home Cemetery, Wittenberg. The Rev. Matthew Christians will officate.

Schmidt and Schulta Funeral Home, Wittenberg, is assisting the family with funeral arrangements. Memories and condolences may be shared at schmidtschulta.com and at Schmidt and Schulta Funeral Home on Facebook.

Thu
24
May

Rolf Hembach

“Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, then he is a new creation; the old has passed, behold, something new has become.” 2 Corinthians 5:17

Pastor Rolf Hembach of Germany passed away on March 8, 2018.

Rolf was born on Nov. 25, 1927, to Paul and Paula (Wolsky) Hembach in Wuppertal, Germany, the middle of three sons.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Octavia (“Tave”); by his parents; and by his brothers, Helmut and Hans Dieter.

He is survived by his sisters-in-law, Elizabeth and Hannelore; and nieces and nephews, Renate, Reinhard, Thomas, Christine, Ruth, Eva, Martin, and Simone.

He is survived by several grandnieces and grandnephews including Carolin, Sebastian, Sarah, and Lea.

Wed
23
May

Randal G. Griepentrog

Randal G. Griepentrog, 66, of Tigerton, died unexpectedly on Friday, May 18, 2018, at Aspirus Langlade Hospital, Antigo.

Randal George Griepentrog was born on Oct. 18, 1951, in Tigerton to George and Serena “Judy” (McFarlane) Griepentrog. He grew up and attended high school in Tigerton. In his early years, Randy helped out on his parents’ dairy farm, and then he began driving truck. He was a heavy equipment operator for Merlin Much-Tigerton Dray Line and also drove school bus for Tigerton School District for some years. Randy drove dump truck for many years for Sambs Trucking LLC, Antigo, and worked first for Chuck Sambs and currently with Mark Sambs.

Wed
23
May

Raymond W. Raeder

Raymond W. Raeder, 91, of the Town of Wescott, passed away Friday evening, May 18, 2018, at King Veterans Home in King.

Ray was born March 26, 1927, in the Town of Deer Creek, Outagamie County, a son of the late William and Lilly (Wolfgram) Raeder. He attended country schools. On May 30, 1945, Ray enlisted with the United States Army. He served during World War II and was stationed in Germany. He received the Army of Occupation Medal and the World War II Victory Medal. Ray was honorably discharged on March 25, 1948.

Upon returning from service, he owned and operated a dump truck to deliver gravel and sand. Ray worked for many years in the Shawano area, retiring in the late 1990s. He liked collecting old cars. While a resident at King Veterans Home, he enjoyed attending church services and Bible study.

Wed
23
May

Douglas W. Fritz

Douglas W. Fritz, 77, of Marion, passed away Friday, May 18, 2018, at Greentree Health and Rehabilitation Center, Clintonville.

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

Sat
19
May

Robert H. Schertz

Robert H. Schertz, 89, of the Town of Bear Creek, Waupaca County, passed away Thursday, May 17, 2018, at Atrium Post Acute Care of Shawano at Maple Lane.

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

Sat
19
May

Charlotte A. Kaquatosh

Charlotte A. Kaquatosh, 69, of Shawano, passed away on Thursday, May 17, 2018, in Appleton. Charlotte was born on Aug. 28, 1948, in Two Rivers, the daughter of the late Ralph F. and Thelma L. (Stueck) Hoffman. On Nov. 30, 1967, Charlotte was united in marriage to Bernard “Ben” J. Kaquatosh in Stevens Point. Charlotte was a faithful member of St. Anthony Catholic Church in Neopit. Through the church, she helped teach the Menominee people religion and the Menominee language. Charlotte was a warm, caring and giving woman who opened her heart to many people. She loved animals, especially her pets, being out in the woods and hunting.

Thu
17
May

Joyce C. Koons

Joyce C. Koons, 91, of Shawano, passed away on Tuesday, May 15, 2018, in Shawano. Joyce was born on Feb. 1, 1927, in Hampton, Iowa, the daughter of the late Roy J.C. and Carol E. (Beed) Bird. On July 11, 1945, she was united in marriage to George Koons in San Francisco, California. Joyce is a member of the Church on the Hill in Shawano. She was a very intelligent woman and liked challenging games and puzzles. In her free time, Joyce enjoyed playing cards and traveling with her friends.

Joyce is survived by her husband of 72 years, George; her daughter, Sheila C. Koons, of Wausaukee; her sister, Norma Lee Bock, of Watermon, Illinois; and her half-sister, Sharon (Donn) Loe of Seal Beach, California.

She was preceded in death by her daughter, Linda J. Porter, in 2015; her parents; two brothers, Gary Bird and George Bird; and two sisters, Jean Mount and Mary Lou Klink.

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17
May

Harvey A. Ebelt

Harvey Arthur Ebelt, 66, of Shawano, passed away on Wednesday, May 16, 2018, in Shawano. Harvey was born in Shawano on Aug. 14, 1951, the son of the late Lester Ebelt and Glory Ann (Eckert) Marotz. In 1969, Harvey graduated from Shawano High School. On Oct. 7, 1972, he was united in marriage to Eileen Ann Wilk in Appleton. He worked at Little Rapids Corp. for more than 40 years before retiring in 2014. Harvey was a faithful member of Zion Lutheran Church in Shawano as well as the Wolf River Carvers, Lunds Snowbirds, Shawano Gun Club and Jerusalem Cemetery Auxiliary. He was an avid deer hunter and fisherman. Harvey was an old car enthusiast and enjoyed watching the local stock car races as well as NASCAR. In his free time he enjoyed watching the birds, cheering for the Green Bay Packers and was a fan of Shawano All Star Bowling. Snowmobiling, trail riding and shooting the bull with the guys were also some of Harvey’s favorite pastimes.

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