Obituaries

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31
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Oleyna M. Gardner

On Sunday, Jan. 27, 2019, Oleyna Marie Gardner, 50, of Green Bay, began her trail home. She was born on Oct. 17, 1968, in Milwaukee, a daughter of the late Mylan K. and Carol Sue (Cameron) Gardner Sr. Oleyna enjoyed listening to music, playing cards and cooking, and she was an avid Packer fan. More than anything, Oleyna loved spending time with her family and friends, especially her children and grandchildren.

Oleyna is survived by her children, Michael Gardner, Roger Beilke, Meeka Pamonicutt, Wat-lu Cornelius, Alex Cornelius and Renae Kaquatosh; three grandchildren, Justine, Kelvin and Noella; her siblings, Carol “Tuffy” (Kathy) Cameron, Mylan “Mike” (Laura) Gardner, Michael “Dave” Gardner and Anthony “Moses” Gardner; her special friends, Janet Hergan and Tonya Gervais; as well as nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her son, Justin Beilke, and her parents.

Wed
30
Jan

Lee W. Bocik

Lee W. Bocik, 79, of Shawano, passed away Thursday morning, Jan. 24, 2019, in Shawano following a tremendous battle with heart disease and cancer.

Lee was born Oct. 7, 1939, in Kenosha, a son of the late Jules and Helen (Sicawolski) Bocik. He attended school in Kenosha, graduating from Kenosha Bradford High School in 1959. Following school he became a police officer for the city of Kenosha, and worked his way up to detective. He fought crime in Kenosha, later becoming an undercover officer in the fight against drugs, prostitution and homicide.

On March 13, 1982, he was united in marriage to the former Sandra (Juse) Zimmerman at Trinity Lutheran Chapel in Appleton. The couple lived in Appleton until 1986, when they moved to Shawano. Lee fulfilled a lifelong dream and built his own home. He had a true passion for building. He worked for Torborg Lumber for 13 years, retiring in 2010.

Wed
30
Jan

Audrey E. Krug

Audrey E. Krug, 91, formerly of Campbellsport, passed away peacefully Friday, Jan. 25, 2019, at the Atrium Post Acute Care-Birch Hill of Shawano. She was born on Feb. 27, 1927, in Milwaukee, the daughter of the late Walter and Leila (nee Hussong) Rietz. On April 6, 1974, Audrey married Donald W. Mathies and he preceded her in death on Oct. 15, 1981. On June 27, 1987, Audrey married Robert W. Krug and he preceded her in death on June 8, 2007. She was a former member of Immanuel Lutheran Church in Campbellsport and now a member of St. James Lutheran Church in Shawano. Audrey loved to bake and sew and spend time with her family. On the farm with Bob, she enjoyed making firewood. She especially loved her grandchildren and will be missed by all.

Wed
30
Jan

Mary E. Weinmann

Mary E. Weinmann, 75, of Shawano, passed away after a brief battle with lung cancer on Saturday, Jan. 26, 2019, at ThedaCare Medical Center-Appleton.

Funeral service arrangements are pending.

Mickelson Funeral and Cremation Service of Shawano is assisting the family with arrangements. Please share online condolences at www.mickelsonfs.com.

Wed
30
Jan

Georgiane “Gigi” Cook

Georgiane Cook, 73, of Shawano, passed away on Sunday, Jan. 27, 2019, in Green Bay. Born in Milwaukee on Sept. 21, 1945, Gigi was the daughter of the late Howard and Mary (Suinicki) Warner. Gigi was a graduate of Wauwatosa High School. On July 23, 1979, she was united in marriage to Robert Cook in Milwaukee. Gigi worked for DCI Marketing and Ad Tape and Label Company before moving to the Shawano area where she worked for the village of Bonduel and the Clintonville Water Department before retiring. Gigi was the kind of woman who would bend over backwards to help people and was an active volunteer with two Red Hat groups and the Shawano Lake Lioness. In her free time she enjoyed sewing, knitting, crocheting, quilting, and baking. She was also a NASCAR fan. She thoroughly enjoyed traveling with her husband, Robert.

Wed
30
Jan

Leroy E. Keckhaver

Leroy E. “Fuddy” Keckhaver, 73, formerly of Wittenberg, died on Friday, Jan. 25, 2019, at Azura Memory Care under the care of Interim Hospice.

He was born on Aug. 3, 1945, in Mattoon, the son of the late Roy and Lorraine (Kennig) Keckhaver.

Fuddy was employed at the former Joubert Mink Ranch in Elderon for a few years. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, four-wheeling and throwing darts. Fuddy was an avid Milwaukee Brewers and Green Bay Packers fan.

Survivors include five siblings, Audrey (Howard) Bierman, of Birnamwood, Shirley (Ralph) Dalke, of Wittenberg, David (Vicki) Kickhaver, of Mattoon, Beverly Breitrick-Hoffmann, of Tigerton, and Rodney “Sam” Keckhaver, of Wittenberg; as well as many nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.

Fuddy was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Roger and two nieces, Tina and Tara.

Wed
30
Jan

Joan V. Durkey

Joan V. Durkey, 85, of Clintonville, passed away early Sunday morning, Jan. 27, 2019, at her home.

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

Wed
30
Jan

Lois Milis

Lois Milis (nee Sund), 81, was called home to be with her Heavenly Father on Jan. 23. She died peacefully surrounded by her family. She was born on June 8, 1937, in Shawano to Hildegard and Verneal Schoenick. She married Donald on Feb. 15, 1958, in Shawano. After residing in Milwaukee for 40 years, they moved to Omro in June 2001. Lois enjoyed gardening, bird watching and spending time with her family.

Lois was preceded in death by her loving husband of 45 years; parents, Hildegard and Verneal; sister, Sherry Sumnicht; granddaughter, Jordan; and grandson, Clinton.

Devoted mother of Debbie (Don), Doug, Dawn, Deana (Jeff), Donia (Don), Daniel (Tina), Duane (Erin), and Dean. Cherished grandmother of Jessica, Christopher, Chelsea, Ryan, Matt, Lauren, Dakota, Tyler, Dustan, Domynick, Mackenzie, Makaila, Danycka, Donald, Cameron, Grace, Lucas, Drake, and Jonathon. Loving great-grandmother of Onyka, Autumn, Solar, Kenadi, Kylie, Charlie, Kaiden, and Nataly.

Wed
30
Jan

Donald L. LeRoy Sr.

Donald L. “Mucka” LeRoy Sr., 61, of L’Anse, Michigan, formerly of Neopit, passed away unexpectedly and started his journey to the Spirit World on Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2019, at the Baraga County Hospital in Baraga, Michigan.

Mucka was born Feb. 28, 1957, in Keshena, a son of the late Kennedy and Mary (Dickie) LeRoy. He served in the United States Navy, and following his service he was employed as a truck driver. While he was coming up, he was a well-known boxer around the reservation. He loved fishing, dancing, listening to Elvis Presley, working on cars, and caring for his grandkids. Mucka loved his four children and his grandchildren unconditionally.

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30
Jan

Thomas A. Heckman

Thomas A. Heckman, 88, Green Bay, passed away peacefully at home on Saturday, Jan. 26, 2019, with his loving family by his side and entered into the loving arms of his Lord and Savior, Jesus in Heaven. He was born on January 7, 1931, in Antigo to Reno and Ethel (Rezek) Heckman. On Sept. 6, 1959, he married Jean Diestler in Shawano. In 1990, Tom retired from Chicago & Northwestern Railroad after 40 years. He was an active member of St. Mark Lutheran Church in Green Bay.

Tom was a kind, generous, and loving husband, father, and grandfather who cherished time spent with his family. He also enjoyed time spent at the cottage, dancing, watching the Packers and NASCAR, gardening, and playing cards and dominos with friends.

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