Obituaries

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Alice J. Erdman

Alice J. Erdman, 89, passed away on Aug. 31, 2016, at Atrium Post Acute Care in Wisconsin Rapids, where she had resided since December 2015.

Alice was born on Feb. 10, 1927, to Frank and Anna Zeman, and married Edward A. Erdman in 1946. Together they had one child, Darlene.

Alice is survived by her daughter, Darlene (Richard A.) Hartman; grandchildren, Ryan (Stephany) Hartman, of Wisconsin Rapids, and Heidi (Alex) Dubberke, of South Carolina. Alice is further survived by great-grandchildren Elyse Anne Hartman and Nolan Ryan Hartman.

Private family services were held at Our Lady Queen of Heaven Catholic Church, with the entombment taking place at Sacred Heart Mausoleum in Shawano.

The family requests no flowers, but memorials can be made in Alice’s name to Sacred Heart Church in Shawano, the Wounded Warriors organization or Assumption Catholic Schools Education Fund in Wisconsin Rapids.

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Lorelei A. Beauprey

Lorelei Alice (nee Denning) Beauprey walked on to join her children, Andrew and Barb, on Aug. 30, 2016, at the age of 76.

Wife of the late Luke Lester Beauprey Sr. Mother of Cathy (Wayne) Veley and Rita (Manfred) Burseth. Grandmother of Beth Marie Veley. Sister of Randy, the late Paige and the late Shari Denning, Alan, Gene, Crystal and Charlotte Caldwell. Godmother of Mark Denning. She also leaves behind nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends.

Lorelei was an enrolled member of the Chippewa Tribe of White Earth, Minnesota.

Funeral Mass will be held on Thursday, Sept. 8, at 3 p.m. at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, 7929 W. Lincoln Ave., West Allis. A memorial gathering will be held at church from 1-2:45 p.m.

Joseph E. Sass Funeral Home, 1019 W. Oklahoma Ave., Milwaukee, is assisting the family.

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Karen K. Lane

Karen K. Lane, 75, of Shawano, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2016, at ThedaCare Medical Center-Appleton.

Karen was born on March 16, 1941, a daughter of the late Gustave and Fern (Koeller) Zimmerman. She was baptized and confirmed at St. James Lutheran Church of Shawano. She attended and graduated from Shawano Senior High in 1959. Following high school she attended the School of Vocational and Adult Education in Appleton.

On Dec. 12, 1964, Karen was united in marriage to Marvin G. Lane at St. James Lutheran Church of Shawano. Following their marriage, the couple lived in Manitowoc. Karen was employed as a secretary at E.C.E. Building Service in Manitowoc for many years. She was very involved in her church in Manitowoc as a Sunday school teacher and financial secretary. Following their retirement, the couple returned to Shawano. They had many good times at their cottage on Shawano Lake.

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Golda Maass

Golda Maass, 92, of Shawano, passed away on Sunday, Aug. 28, 2016, in Shawano.

Golda was born in Windsor, Colorado, on Nov. 8, 1923, the daughter of the late Arnold and Golda (McConnell) Ingram. On March 10, 1945, in California, Golda was united in marriage to Walter J. Maass. The couple lived in Milwaukee for 36 years until moving to Eagle River after Walter’s retirement. They resided in Eagle River for 22 years before ending up in Shawano.

Walter preceded her in death in November 2014. Walter and Golda loved to travel “out west” where they had a second home in Apache Junction, Arizona. While there, they enjoyed rock hunting. More than anything, Golda loved spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren.

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Roy A. Giese

Roy Arthur Giese, 89, of Bowler, passed away on Monday, Aug. 29, 2016, at ThedaCare Hospital.

Roy was born on Feb. 17, 1927, the son the late Frank and Minnie (Bratz) Giese. On Feb. 12, 1949, he was united in marriage to Mabel Ladwig at Peace Lutheran Church in Tilleda. They were married for 67 years.

Most of his life, Roy worked in construction. He worked for 38 years for Clintonville Lumber & Supply. His favorite pastimes included playing cards, especially sheephead and Up and Down the River, hunting, fishing, gardening and trapping, and he always let you know if it wasn’t quite right.

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Louise W. Gutt

Louise W. Gutt, 85, of Shawano, passed away on Sunday, Aug. 28, 2016.

Louise was born in Wilmington, North Carolina, on April 10, 1931, the daughter of the late Ray H. and Ada (Russell) Warren. She was baptized in the Methodist Church in North Carolina, graduated from Richland High School and later attended St. Mary’s Junior College.

Louise was in civil service at Camp Lejeune, where she met Donald E. Gutt. On Aug. 30, 1952, Louise and Don were united in marriage in Jacksonville, North Carolina. She worked for Hoeper Insurance of Shawano, Shawano County agent office, Shawano County Library, Wisconsin Finance and Shawano High School. Louise was a member of St. James Church in Shawano, St. James Tabatha and the American Legion Auxiliary.

Louise is survived by her husband of 63 years, Don, their children, Donna Lou (Scott) Biebel and Lisa Lin Gutt; and two grandchildren, William S. Biebel and Mallory (fiancé, Dennis Kinchen) Biebel.

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Ione L. Holman

Ione L. Holman, 90, of Waupaca, passed away on Sunday, Aug. 28, 2016, at Bethany Home in Waupaca.

Ione was born in Boyceville on Oct. 5, 1925, the daughter of the late Clare and Vivien (Welch) Throne. Her family moved to Fremont, and Ione began attending Parfreyville Methodist Church. There she met James Holman, and they were married on Feb. 11, 1949. They worked side by side on their dairy farm, 9 miles south of Waupaca. Here they raised their family. Together they sold vegetables, Ione in Clintonville and Jim in Shawano, until they decided to just sell in Shawano.

Ione and Jim traveled to every state, including Alaska and Hawaii. Together they did prison ministry at Oxford. They became snowbirds in Mission, Texas, where they loved square dancing, rock hounding, playing shuffleboard and various card games. She always put her family first, and nothing made her happier than when her entire family gathered together.

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Kay N. Luethi

Kay N. Luethi, 71, of Shawano, passed away peacefully on Monday afternoon, Aug. 29, 2016, at ThedaCare Medical Center-Neenah.

Kay was born on Nov. 2, 1944, in the town of Waumandee, Buffalo County, a daughter of the late Arnold and Laura (Wirtenberger) Zeller. She attended school in Arcadia. On June 10, 1967, Kay was united in marriage to Gary W. Luethi at St. Boniface Catholic Church in the town of Waumandee. The couple lived in Buffalo County until moving to Shawano.

Kay was a homemaker, raising her children and caring for her husband. Gary preceded her in death on May 21, 2007.

Kay was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Shawano. She enjoyed spending time with her family and working in her garden.

Survivors include her three sons, Daniel and Ronald Luethi, of Shawano, and Dean (Ruth) Luethi, of Pullman, Washington; and several nieces and nephews.

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Derl C. Howe

Derl C. Howe, the son of the late Eva and Emmit Howe, passed away on Tuesday, Aug. 16, 2016, at age 86.

He is survived by his son, Robert Howe (Maggie); daughter, Jennifer Ray (Kelly); stepsons, Jim and Tom Scannel; and grandchildren, Nicholas, Kaylee, Abigail and Alexander. He was brother of Joe, Duane, Eva Mary and the late Jude, Hilary, Pat and Louis. He is further survived by numerous nephews, nieces, other relatives and friends.

A military service for close family and friends will be held at Southern Wisconsin Veterans Memorial Cemetery, 21731 Spring St., Union Grove, at 3 p.m. Friday, Sept. 2.

Memorials are appreciated to the family.

Derl touched many lives as an English teacher in Shawano. He served his country in the Navy, loved nature and polka dancing. He was still active, going dancing weekly, camping and walking daily.

Max Sass and Sons Funeral and Cremation Service is assisting the family.

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Rita C. Baumgartner

Rita Christine Baumgartner, 79, of Shawano, passed away on Sunday, Aug. 28, 2016, in Appleton.

Rita was born in Shawano on April 24, 1937, the daughter of the late Anton G. and Lorraine (Pevonka) Hoffman. On Oct. 13, 1956, she was united in marriage to Donald H. Baumgartner in Gresham. Rita worked at Norm’s Lunch, L & L, the Country Store and as a crossing guard for the city of Shawano for 21 years. She was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary Post 117 and St. James Lutheran Church in Shawano. Rita was also active with the St. James Retreat and a volunteer for the Shawano Area Food Pantry and Resource Center.

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