Obituaries

Thu
04
Aug

Michael P. Carriveau Sr.

Michael Paul Carriveau, Shawano, passed away early Wednesday morning, Aug. 3, at the age of 66 after a long illness. He was born on Feb. 13, 1950, the third of six children of Ruth (Verstoppen) Carriveau and the late Robert Carriveau.

He graduated from Premontre High School and attended Northeastern Wisconsin Technical Institute. On June 15, 1989, he was united in marriage to Susan Wohler in Shawano. He was a machinist at Hudson-Sharp, Gardener Denver and Arrow Foundries, drove for Schneider Transportation and worked at Menominee Casino before he retired.

Mike was an Army veteran, serving during the Vietnam War, and was stationed in Alaska and Cambodia. He loved to bowl and won numerous awards as an outstanding bowler. He was a husband, father, son, brother and uncle like no other.

Tue
02
Aug

Catherine C. Reese

Catherine C. Reese, 80, of Shawano, passed away on Thursday evening, July 28, 2016, at Maple Lane Health Care Center in Shawano.

Catherine was born on Aug. 16, 1935, in Fosston, Minnesota, a daughter of the late Joseph and Hilma (Burley) Dorschner. She attended school in Fosston, graduating from high school in 1955. On Aug. 7, 1957, she was united in marriage to Robert Reese in Fosston. He preceded her in death on Jan. 8, 2002. She was a very Christian woman, who enjoyed singing and praying. She also enjoyed flower gardening.

She is survived by her sister, Florice Immel, of New London; five nieces; two nephews; several relatives and friends.

A funeral service for Catherine will be held on Thursday, Aug. 4, 2016, at noon at Fort Snelling National Cemetery in Minneapolis, where she will be laid to rest next to her husband.

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

Tue
02
Aug

Helen H. Paiser

Helen Hilda Paiser, 84, of Leopolis, passed away on Monday, Aug. 1, 2016, in Shawano. Helen was born in the town of Morgan, Oconto County, on Oct. 27, 1931, the daughter of the late Fred and Ida (Hess) Pieper.

On Nov. 14, 1953, Helen was united in marriage to Robert Paiser at St. Paul Lutheran Church Stony Hill.

Helen loved cooking, never meeting a recipe she didn’t like, although, occasionally, she did find a few she had to alter to her liking. She had cooked at Norm & Pearl’s Perleberg, Mary’s Place in Bowler and later Equity in Marion until the age of 80.

Tue
02
Aug

Shirley M. Peterson

Shirley Mae (Winquist) Peterson, 82, of Cecil, passed away peacefully, just short of her 83rd birthday, on July 30, 2016, while surrounded by her family. She was born to the late Edwin and Elizabeth (Mehner) Winquist on Aug. 9, 1933, in Kearsarge, Michigan.

On Dec. 11, 1952, in Detroit, Shirley was united in marriage to James R. Peterson, who preceded her in death.

Shirley is survived by their five children, Dorothy (Daniel) Kaminski, Dale (Deb) Peterson, Joseph (Tami) Peterson, Donna (Doug) Dreger and John (Laurie) Peterson; 16 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and a brother, Jack (Jean) Winquist, of Kearsarge.

She is preceded in death by her husband; her parents; and her son, James R. Peterson Jr.

A private family memorial service was held with the Rev. John Laatsch officiating.

A memorial fund has been established and may be sent in care of Swedberg Funeral Home, 518 W. Fifth St., Shawano, WI 54166.

Sat
30
Jul

Mary M. Rizzo

Mary M. Rizzo, 80, of Apache Junction, Arizona, passed away on Monday, July 19, 2016. She was born on Sept. 23, 1935, in Shawano, the youngest of 17 born to Elmer and Lela (Meverden) Owen.

She married her loving husband, Victor Rizzo. She was formerly a member of Sacred Heart Church.

Mary retired from Maple Lane Health Care Center in 2001. She moved to Apache Junction, Arizona, in 2009 and lived with her son and his wife, David and Diane Rizzo. She loved playing bingo across the street at the Moose Lodge and had made many friends there.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; her brothers, Lester, Delbert, Roger, Harland, Aloysius, Russell, Wilfred, Creed and Milton Owen; and her sisters, Evelyn Heinrich, Veronica Lewis, Susan Bero, Catherine Dalum and Harriet Dillon.

Sat
30
Jul

Ronald J. Caldwell

Ronald J. “Jimmy” Caldwell, 78, of Neopit, passed away on Wednesday, July 20, 2016, at Bellin Hospital in Green Bay following a lengthy illness.

Jimmy was born on Nov. 10, 1937, in Keshena, a son of the late Joseph John and Myrtle (Boivin) Caldwell. He attended school in Shawano. He later entered the United States Navy and served for three years. Upon returning from service he learned to be a welder. He was then employed at the Caterpillar Company and Harnischfeger Corp. as a welder.

He was united in marriage to Vera Elizabeth Caldwell in Shawano. The couple lived in Milwaukee for many years. Following his wife’s death on June 12, 2001, Jimmy retired and later moved to Neopit. He was very mechanical and enjoyed being in the outdoors. He was an avid hunter and fisherman.

Thu
28
Jul

William L. Parduhn

William L. “Bill” Parduhn, 46, of Berry Lake, passed away unexpectedly at home on Wednesday, July 27, 2016, after a 1 1/2-year battle with congestive heart failure.

Bill was born in Shawano on April 28, 1970, the son of Donald Parduhn and Pat Moses. He lived most of his life in Menominee County and was a former chef at the Thunderbird Club. Bill enjoyed fishing and spending time with his grandma, especially taking her to the casino.

Bill is survived by his mom, Pat (Wilson Dickenson) Moses, of Shawano; his father, Donald Parduhn, of Gillett; one brother, Bob Parduhn, of Mayville; and one sister, Melissa (Jim Liesner) Bezio, of Shawano; one niece, Dylin; his grandmother, Inez; as well as other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Sonny Moses, Willie Parduhn and Faires Mae Schneider; three uncles, Bo Moses, Sam Davis and John “E Man” Davis; and one aunt, Fae Davis.

Thu
28
Jul

Marilyn J. Thiede

Marilyn Janamae Thiede, 85, of Shawano, went to meet the Lord on Wednesday, July 27, 2016. Born on July 4, 1931, in Chicago, she was the daughter of the late John F. and Leona (Helke) Thiede.

Marilyn was in the hospitality field for many years and was involved in many community-oriented committees and activities, both in Shawano and Wausau. She was a member of Divine Savior Lutheran Church for several years, where she enjoyed Bible study and participating in various church activities. Crafts, cards and cooking were also favorites of Marilyn’s. For many years, she was a Watkins dealer.

Marilyn is survived by her sister, Merriel (Alfred) Niles, of Shawano; her brother, John Thiede Jr. of Yuma, Arizona; and her brother-in-law, Harold Kottke; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews, as well as many good friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents and her sister, Merceda Kottke.

Thu
28
Jul

Madonna McGillivray

Madonna (Donna) McGillivray, 87, Pulaski, danced into the arms of God on July 27, 2016, at Parkview Manor, Green Bay. She was born on June 24, 1929, in Howard, the eldest daughter of the late Gladys (Everard) and Kenneth Cornell. She married Carl R. McGillivray on Oct. 20, 1951, at Angelica United Methodist Church in Angelica.

Donna first worked at Northern Shoe Company in Pulaski. After marrying Carl, the couple worked side-by-side on the McGillivray dairy farm and their business, McGillivray Trenching, Excavating and Landscaping. She later became a beauty consultant for a number of different cosmetic companies.

Donna was an avid gardener and, with her green thumb, raised a vast assortment of flowers in her garden. She made many beautiful arrangements and bouquets for her church and other local church functions. One of her most memorable moments was being part of the local garden walk.

Tue
26
Jul

Daniel A. Kalla

Daniel Arthur Kalla, 61, of Shawano, passed away on Sunday, July 24, 2016, in Green Bay.

Daniel was born in St. Cloud, Minnesota, on Dec. 1, 1954, the son of Dorothy (Lehmier) Kalla and the late Arthur Kalla. He enjoyed collecting Mopar memorabilia.

Daniel was dearly loved by Margaret Gordon along with her three children, Tracy (Melissa) Wassenberg, Elizabeth Enneper and Patrick (Karen) Wassenberg, and Patrick’s four sons. He is also survived by his son, Nathaniel Kalla; daughter, Danielle Kalla; mother, Dorothy Kalla; brother, Michael Kalla; sister, Pamela Kalla; as well as nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his father, Arthur.

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