Obituaries

Fri
31
Aug

Roger ‘Teeko’ Waukau Jr.

Roger “Teeko” Waukau Jr., age 60 of Shawano, passed away unexpectedly at his home on Thursday, Aug. 30, 2018. Born on Aug. 1, 1958, in Keshena, he is the son of Diana (Cox) Waukau and the late Roger Waukau Sr. Teeko worked at Menominee Tribal Enterprises as a timber harvest administrator forester for over 40 years. Roger enjoyed the outdoors, fishing and duck hunting. He was an avid Packers and Brewers fan. He had a passion for listening to classic rock. Teeko’s life revolved around his family and grandchildren. He spent a lot of time attending his nephew’s sporting events. On the weekends, he loved nothing more than having his grandchildren over. His favorite thing to do with them was to take them fishing. He enjoyed teaching them about all the different kinds of fish and lures. He was talented at tying flies for trout fishing. Roger is a member of St. Anthony Catholic Church in Neopit.

Thu
30
Aug

Katherine S. Young

Katherine S. Young, age 71 of Daggett, Michigan, passed away at her home with family and loved ones by her side.

The Eberhardt-Stevenson Funeral Home and Crematory, Clintonville, is assisting the family with the arrangements.

Wed
29
Aug

Drusilla List

Drusilla (Esther Laverne) (Fenn) List, 94, died Monday, Aug. 27, 2018, at Tivoli in Portage. Dru was born to Oren and Esther (Timmel) Fenn on Aug. 12, 1924, in the Town of Matteson, Waupaca County. She was baptized into Christ Jesus on Aug. 31, 1924, by the Rev. Stubenvoll and confirmed into the Lutheran Church Missouri Synod at Zion Lutheran Church, Embarrass, by the Rev. Walter List on Oct. 17, 1937, where she would remain a member for the next 82 years.

Wed
29
Aug

Mitchell B. Mauritz

Mitchell B. Mauritz, 62, of Tigerton passed away Sunday evening, Aug. 26, 2018, at ThedaCare Regional Medical Center, Appleton.

Mitchell Bruce Mauritz was born on Nov. 14, 1955, in Tigerton to Raymond and Laura (Low) Mauritz. He graduated from Tigerton High School in 1975 and was a lifelong resident. Mitch was united in marriage on Dec. 1, 1979, to Connie A. Tody at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Marion. After high school, Mitch drove log truck for Tigerton Lumber Co. until 1987. Then he worked a few years as a heavy equipment operator with VP & J Excavating, Clintonville. In 1990 he started Mitch’s Tire & Excavating in Tigerton, which he owned and operated until 1999. Back in 1985, he began digging graves at Union Cemetery as an independent contractor. In 2000, he became a full-time employee with the village of Tigerton until his retirement in June 2016.

Wed
29
Aug

Richard Paul Skalitzky

Richard P. Skalitzky, 72, passed away on Saturday, Aug. 25, 2018, in Appleton. Richard was born in Shawano on May 6, 1946, the son of the late Benedict and Alice (Blish) Skalitzky. He enlisted in the United States Marine Corps. On Aug. 7, 1987, he was united in marriage to Debra Fischer Grueb in Shawano. He worked for Montour-Engel for 50 years. Richard enjoyed camping, working, watching the Packers and his dogs.

Richard is survived by his wife, Debra; children, Diana (Tim) Tomas, Jessica (Bret Fischer) Skalitzky, Michael (Emily) Grueb and Melissa (Joey) Goldsberry; 11 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; brothers, Eugene (Eileen) Skalitzky and Mike (Barb) Skalitzky; sister-in-law, Karen Skalitzky; and other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents and two siblings, Dennis and Barb.

Wed
29
Aug

Roger R. Hanson

Roger Robert Hanson, 81, of Seymour, died on Monday morning, Aug. 27, 2018, at St. Vincent Hospital following heart surgery. He was born March 5, 1937, the son of the late Alfred and Catherine (Mueller) Hanson.

He grew up on a dairy farm in the Town of Almon and learned woodworking from his grandfather, a hobby he enjoyed in his retirement years.

Roger loved the Brewers, Packers, deer hunting, playing cards and tending his flower gardens.

He married Judith Ann Barbara Hartleben on July 9, 1960, in Tigerton. They moved to Seymour in 1962.

Roger was employed at the local cheese factory near Bowler for seven years, was a member of the Wisconsin National Guard, the Red Arrow Unit for nine years, was called to active duty from 1961-1962 being stationed in Fort Lewis, Washington. He began a career at Appleton Coated Paper Company, working until his retirement in 1999.

Wed
29
Aug

Janice Marie Tourtillott ‘Miskogiizhikikwe’ Red Sky Woman

Janice Marie Tourtillott, 79, of Shawano, died on Saturday, Aug. 25, 2018, while surrounded by her family. Born on Feb. 17, 1939, in Keshena, she is the daughter of the late Charles and Emily (Reil) Tourtillott. She is a member of St. Anthony Catholic Church in Neopit. Janice loved riding in the woods, partridge hunting, the Packers and family gatherings.

Janice is survived by her daughters, Carolyn (Emil) Dalum, Kathryn (Dale) Ziarnik, Sue Weso and Linda (Matt) White Sr.; her grandchildren, Kaso, Matt, Keniahkiw, Steve, Julie, Pehsapan, B.J., Binnay, Jesse, Matt Jr., Walter and Patrick; 22 great-grandchildren, including Awan, whom she raised; special friends, Deb Web, Nanine, Olga, Patsy, Sibby, Bird and Al; godchildren, Marilyn, Irene and C.M., as well as numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends, including special fur babies, Cash and Remington.

Wed
29
Aug

Guy R. ‘Tookie’ Moede

Guy R. Moede passed away unexpectedly at his home in Morgan Siding, on Aug. 25, 2018, at the age of 87. Guy was born on May 9, 1931, and raised in Morgan Siding with his siblings. He served in the United States Marine Corps during the Korean conflict. He was a proud member of the Stockbridge-Munsee Tribe, Mohican Veterans, and American Legion Post 390 in Gresham. He was also a retired member of the Boiler Makers Union 107.

Guy is survived by his daughters, Jeannie (Jack) Shilts, Oleyna (Jan) Hirthe and Theresa (Terrence) Miller; grandchildren, Guy Shilts, Josh (Justine) Moede, Shilo (Todd) Shilts, Julie (Todd) Kraus, Nicole Oviedo, Dee (Daniel) Castellanos and Tyler (Jessica) Miller; 10 great-grandchildren with one due in November. He is further survived by his siblings, William (Marion) Moede, JoAnne Welk, Meryl “Butch” Moede, Jerry Moede, Larry Moede, Ruth “Toot” Eggert, and Bert Moede Sr.; as well as numerous nieces, nephews and many friends.

Sat
25
Aug

Sheila C. Koons

Sheila Koons, 72, of Wausaukee, passed away on Thursday, Aug. 23, 2018, in Shawano. Sheila is the daughter of George and the late Joyce (Bird) Koons. Sheila graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay and taught second grade in Wausaukee for many years. In her free time, she loved to read and follow politics.

Sheila is survived by her father, George Koons, of Shawano, and a cousin, Doris Fetterholf, of Illinois.

She was preceded in death by her mother, Joyce Koons, and her sister, Linda Porter.

A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Aug. 30, 2018, at Swedberg Funeral Home in Shawano. Inurnment will be in Woodlawn cemetery in Shawano. Visitation will be held at the funeral home on Thursday from 10 a.m. until the time of the service.

www.swedbergfuneralhome.com

Fri
24
Aug

Priscilla Mae Watters

Priscilla M. Watters, 86, of Tilleda, died on Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2018 in Clintonville. Born on May 21, 1932, in Birnamwood, she is the daughter of the late William and Esther (Brei) Tober. Priscilla is a graduate of Shawano High School. Priscilla was united in marriage to Levi D. Watters on May 10, 1952, at Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Pella. The couple moved to Milwaukee, where she was employed by Master Lock. Upon returning to this area, she was employed by Schultz Brothers, along with Caroline Ballroom. She was very active as a member of Peace Lutheran Church in Tilleda, including the Ladies’ Aid and the Altar Guild. She enjoyed sewing, gardening and her time as a Shawano County 4-H leader.

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