Obituaries

Tue
04
Apr

Raymond M. Koukari

Raymond Mathew Koukari, 85, of Shawano, passed away on Sunday, April 2, 2017, at Shawano Care Services (Manor Care) Nursing Home.

Raymond was born on March 5, 1932, at Superior, the son of the late Mathew and Sandra (Halonen) Koukari. He spent his early life in the Superior/Maple area and at age 13 moved to Milwaukee. He graduated from South Division High School in January 1953. He served as a corporal in the Army in the Korean War from 1949 to 1952. He was united in marriage to Audrey Malueg on May 10, 1954, in Dubuque, Iowa. He worked as a plumbing rep for 40 years until his retirement in 1992. He also drove school bus for the Bonduel School District. He was a member of the Shawano Lake Lions since 1991. He was a member of the United Methodist Men for over 30 years and an active member of his church. For the past 10 years he was in charge of the Packers concession stand at Lambeau Field to benefit the Church on the Hill-UMC.

Tue
04
Apr

Francis T. Dahse

Francis T. Dahse, 94, of Gresham, died on Wednesday, March 29, 2017, in Shawano. Born on June 18, 1922, in Gresham, he was the son of the late Frank and Jenny (Little) Dahse.

Francis served our country during World War II in the 71st Infantry Division of the Army. He was awarded the Purple Heart and the Bronze Star before being honorably discharged.

Francis lived in the Gresham area most of his life and was a member of Zion Lutheran Church in Gresham, Gresham American Legion Post 390, the DAV, the Military Order of the Purple Heart and active with the Shawano County Humane Society.

Francis is survived by two stepsons, Gary Pingel, of New Mexico, and Byran Dahse, of Shawano, as well as one sister, Marge Figie.

He was preceded in death by his parents, brothers and sisters.

Mon
03
Apr

Gail A. Kling

Gail Ann Kling, of Shawano, passed away peacefully with family by her side on Saturday, April 1, 2017, in Green Bay. Born on December 10, 1937, she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Myrtle (Redman) Preslicka.

She married Clete Kling on Dec. 10, 1980. Gail enjoyed horseback riding, reading, collecting rocks and spending time with her family.

She is survived by her husband, Clete; her children, Joel (Kim) Klose, Shawano, Kim (Stewart) Halada, Milwaukee, and Sara (Andrew) McVey, Seattle; grandchildren, Blade Halada, Claire McVey, Madison McVey, Justin Klose and Andrew (Kayla) Klose; as well as five sisters.

She was preceded in death by her parents and one brother.

Memorial services will be held at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 4, 2017, at Swedberg Funeral Home in Shawano with the Rev. Steve Conradt officiating. Inurnment will be in Woodlawn Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations to Shawano City-County Library would be appreciated.

Sat
01
Apr

Robert K. Haws Sr.

Robert Kenneth Haws Sr., 84, of Bonduel, passed away on Friday, March 31, 2017, in Green Bay.

Robert was born in Hortonville on Sept. 4, 1932, the son of the late Walter and Sally (Lathrop) Haws. On Sept. 9, 1950, Robert was united in marriage to Shirley Montie in Angelica. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, gardening, having fun with others and the occasional Kessler’s. More than anything, Robert loved spending time with his family, especially playing with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Robert is survived by his wife of 66 years, Shirley; their six children, Jean Ward, of Mesa, Arizona, Patricia Folkman, of Bonduel, Robert (Mary) Haws, of Green Bay, Gary Haws, of Bonduel, Rick (Evie) Haws, of Angelica, and Bruce (Karen) Haws, of Green Bay; as well as 12 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by two grandchildren, his parents and five siblings.

Private family services were held.

Sat
01
Apr

Myron J. Kosmal

Myron J. Kosmal, 78, of Shawano, passed away on Friday, March 31, 2017, at Heartland Hospice in Shawano.

Funeral service arrangements are pending and will be announced at a later date.

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

Please share online condolences at www.mickelsonfs.com.

Sat
01
Apr

Rueben R. Stickney

Rueben Raymond Stickney, 94, of Appleton passed away on March 29, 2017, at Willow Lane, Appleton. He was born on April 20, 1922, son of the late Joseph and Amanda (Salzman) Stickney.

Rueben was united in marriage to Shirley D. Kuhnke on Dec. 6, 1952. She preceded him in death on June 16, 2006.

He proudly served his country in the U.S. Army. Rueben worked for the Fox River Paper Company as a pipefitter. In his free time he enjoyed fishing, hunting and driving around the countryside looking for “animals.”

Rueben is survived by four daughters, Shirley (Maury) Wiese, of Combined Locks, Rose (Charles) Miller, of Appleton, Kathy (Curt) Ofenbeck, of Neenah, and Julie (Bobby Darren) Stickney, of Kaukauna; 10 grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren. He is also survived by his sister, Joyce Holmes, of Waupaca.

Sat
01
Apr

Letter: City has opportunity for great parks system

To the editor:

Residents of the city of Shawano: On April 4, you will have an opportunity to turn a god park system into a great park system.

The Shawano Parks and Recreation Department referendum, if approved, will provide wonderful new opportunities to enjoy the outdoors for Shawano citizens of every age group. The improvements at Memorial Park, Smalley Park and Franklin Park will greatly enhance our enjoyment of the outdoors with minimal effect on our pocketbooks.

Please vote yes on the parks and recreation department referendum.

David Koeller,

Shawano

Thu
30
Mar

Nash J. Pyawasay

Nash J. Pyawasay, “Menot,” 63, of Shawano, started his journey to the Spirit World on Monday, March 27, 2017, in Shawano.

Nash was born on Dec. 3, 1953, in Keshena, a son of the late William M. and Jacqualine (Menore) Pyawasay. He entered the United States Army on Nov. 15, 1972, where he served as an ordinance specialist, and was honorably discharged on July 3, 1974. Following the service, Nash drove truck for several years.

Survivors include his children, Jacqueline Rodriguez, of Milwaukee, Justina Pemberton, of Milwaukee, Shannon (Dennis) Pounds, of Menasha, Jamie (Pablo) Skenandore, of Milwaukee, Billie (Tom) Scherr, of Menomonee Falls, and Jimbo Alvarez, of Milwaukee; 18 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren; seven sisters and two brothers; and many nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

Nash was preceded in death by two brothers.

Thu
30
Mar

Vernon A. Stuewer

Vernon August Stuewer, 83, of Bonduel, passed away on Tuesday, March 28, 2017, with his family by his side, after a three-year battle with esophageal cancer.

Vernon was born in the town of Hartland on Nov. 25, 1933, son of the late Harry and Dora (Priem) Stuewer. Vernon graduated from Bonduel High School in 1951 and was drafted into the United States Army. After being honorably discharged from the Army, he returned home, and on Sept. 10, 1960, he was united in marriage to Gladys Ness at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Pulaski.

Thu
30
Mar

Francis Dahse

Francis Dahse, of Gresham, passed away on Wednesday, March 29, 2017.

Arrangements are pending with Swedberg Funeral Home.

www.swedbergfuneralhome.com

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