Obituaries

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Marcus Jesse

Marcus “Mike” Jesse, 73, of Shawano, passed away on Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2017, in Shawano. Arrangements are pending with Swedberg Funeral Home in Shawano.

www.swedbergfuneralhome.com

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22
Nov

Gordon W. Miller

Gordon Wayne Miller passed away peacefully in the afternoon of Nov. 19, 2017, surrounded by those who loved him. He was called home after a long battle with heart issues as a result of Agent Orange.

Gordy was born in Wallace, Michigan, on Nov. 13, 1945, to John and Ella (King) Miller. His family moved to Gillett, Wisconsin, when Gordy was 3 years old. He attended Gillett Schools and graduated in 1963. He was drafted into the service in October 1965 and served in Vietnam as a radio transmitter. He returned home in September 1967. He married Jean Van Lannen in August 1970 and welcomed their first child, Crystal Dawn in June 1971. In July 1972, they welcomed twins, Rodney Alan and Wesley Joe.

In the mid-1980s, Gordy moved to Milwaukee, where he worked as a machinist for 20 years. He never forgot his up-north roots and tried to attend Gillett High School sports as often as he could.

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Nov

Bernadine M. Bartz

Bernadine M. Bartz, 74, of Shawano, passed away on Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2017, as a result of an automobile accident.

Bernadine was born on July 3, 1943, in Shawano, a daughter of the late August and Ida (Zabel) Bartz. She graduated from Shawano High School. Following high school, Bernadine worked on the family farmstead. She is a member of St. John Lutheran Church, Belle Plaine. Bernadine and her sister, Meta, were joined at the hip and did everything together. Bernadine enjoyed helping her neighbors in any way she could. She also loved playing bingo, going to country western concerts at the casino, fishing, and spending the holidays with her cousin, Bonnie, and her family.

Survivors include several cousins, relatives, and friends. Bernadine was preceded in death by her brothers, Leonard and Russell Bartz.

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22
Nov

Meta L. Bartz

Meta L. Bartz, 80, of Shawano, passed away on Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2017, as a result of an automobile accident.

Meta was born on April 24, 1937, in the Town of Belle Plaine, a daughter of the late August and Ida (Zabel) Bartz. She graduated from Shawano High School. Following high school, Meta was employed at Eagle Knitting Mills. She is a member of St. John Lutheran Church, Belle Plaine. Meta and her sister, Bernadine, were inseparable. She enjoyed helping others, especially her neighbors. She loved playing bingo, going to country western concerts at the casino, fishing, and spending the holidays with her cousin, Bonnie, and her family.

Survivors include several cousins, relatives, and friends. Meta was preceded in death by her brothers, Leonard and Russell Bartz.

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22
Nov

John J. Strommen

John J. Strommen, 62, of the Town of Wescott, died of a heart attack while in his tree stand on Saturday, Nov. 18, 2017, doing what he loved.

Service arrangements are pending.

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

Please share online condolences at www.mickelsonfs.com.

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22
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RuthAnn Siolka

RuthAnn Siolka

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22
Nov

Curtis James Long

Curtis James Long, 60, of New Windsor, New York, passed away on Nov. 11, 2017. He was born to Leo G. Long and Yvonne M. (Vigue) Long at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Keshena on Feb. 16, 1957. He graduated from Shawano High School in 1975. Curt was a Jehovah’s Witness, and thank you to all of those who helped him on his road to life. He will be missed by all those who loved him.

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22
Nov

Steven Walter Nicolaison

1941-2017

Steven Walter Nicolaison, 76, was born July 17, 1941, and passed away at St. Mary’s Hospital in Arizona on Nov. 7, 2017, after a brief illness.

Steve graduated from Waupaca High School in 1959. Steve married Judith Dernbach in December 1961 and together had two children, Deborah and Daniel.

After the untimely departure of his first wife, Steve married Christine Stoehr in February 1974. Together, they had one child, Jennifer.

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Nov

Charlotte A. Bolssen

Charlotte Ann Bolssen, 89, of Shawano, passed away on Thursday, Nov. 16, 2017, in Green Bay. She was born on May 12, 1928, the daughter of the late Hamilton and Elizabeth (Mander) Bain. Charlotte was married to William “Bill” Bolssen Sr., and he preceded her in death. Charlotte loved being around people and helping others in need, which came in handy working as a realtor for many years. She enjoyed gardening, rummage sales, estate sales and antiquing.

Charlotte is survived by her four sons, William Jr., Dennis, Robert and Peter (Chris) Bolssen; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren; three brothers, Larry, Floyd and David Bain; and one sister, Sarah Elertson.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Bill; her parents; three brothers, Robert, Hamilton and Claude; and one sister, Carol.

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Roger E. Henschel

Roger E. Henschel, 79, of the Town of Union, passed away peacefully surrounded by loved ones on Monday, Nov. 20, 2017. at St. Elizabeth Hospital, Appleton.

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

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