Obituaries

Wed
08
Mar

Susan J. Boller

Susan J. Boller, 65, of Marion, passed away Saturday afternoon, March 4, 2017, at the Aurora BayCare Medical Center in Green Bay.

Susan was born on Feb. 16, 1952, in Beaver Dam, the daughter of the late Edward J. and Margaret (Scheradella) Wisniewski. She attended school in Beaver Dam and was later united in marriage to Lloyd Boller on Nov. 29, 1969, in Shawano. The couple resided in New London and Shawano prior to moving to their current residence in Marion in 2007.

Susan was employed at Pick ‘n’ Save in Shawano as a cake decorator and at Pine Manor Healthcare Center in Embarrass in house keeping for a number of years. She enjoyed traveling with Lloyd and took many trips to Michigan’s UP.

In her younger years, Susan also enjoyed hunting and fishing. She loved baking, watching police detective shows on TV and tending to her flower gardens.

Susan is survived by her husband, Lloyd.

Fri
03
Mar

Sylvia Below

Our beloved, Sylvia Below, passed away at age 94 to a life with her Eternal Father on Wednesday, March 1, 2017. She loved the Lord dearly and, even up to her last days, she would remember her confirmation verse that carried her through her life: “Delight yourself also in the Lord, And He shall give you the desires of your heart. Commit your way to the Lord, Trust also in Him, And He shall bring it to pass.” (Psalms 37:4-5)

Sylvia (Huebner) Below was born to Theodore and Amanda (Schultz) Huebner on Jan. 29, 1923, in Leopolis.

Sylvia was a World War II veteran who proudly served her country in the U.S. Navy as a dental assistant/nurse at Pearl Harbor. When she came home, she met the love of her life, and she and Orland were married on May 10, 1947, in Shawano, where they had three sons: Thomas, William and Richard.

Fri
03
Mar

Lee W. Hilliker

Lee W. Hilliker, 75, formerly of Navarino, passed away on Thursday, March 2, 2017, at Atrium Post Acute Care in Shawano. He was born on Nov. 15, 1941, son of the late Leon and Adelia (Brandt) Hilliker.

Lee was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church, Bonduel.

Survivors include his brother, Roland, of Bonduel; two sisters, Jean (Leon) Drage, of Arizona, and Gloria (Robert) Swanson, of Bonduel. Also survived by nieces and nephews.

Lee was preceded in death by his parents; brother-in-law, Charles Stern; and sister-in-law, Bonnie Hilliker.

Friends may call at St. Paul Lutheran Church, 240 E. Green Bay St., Bonduel, on Monday, March 6, 2017, from 10 a.m. until services at 11 a.m. with Pastor Shoup officiating and Pastor Kopitske assisting. Burial will take place at Highland Memorial Park in Appleton.

Online condolences may be expressed at www.muehlboettcher.com.

Fri
03
Mar

Norene L. Graham

Norene L. Graham, 74, of Tigerton, passed away Wednesday, March 1, 2017, at Ministry St. Clare’s Hospital, Weston.

The former Norene Leslie Meyer was born on Sept. 11, 1942, in Wausau to Leslie and Vivian (Sylbeldon) Meyer. She was raised in the Wausau area and graduated from D.C. Everest High School.

Norene was united in marriage on Oct. 17, 1959, to Philip L. Graham in Wausau. The couple lived for a short time in the Bowler and Iola areas until settling in Tigerton. Norene and Phil dairy farmed for several years, and she enjoyed being a homemaker. She also worked for some years at Hansen Glove Factory and Wisconsin Clock Factory, both in Clintonville. Then Norene was employed for some time as a custodian at North Star Mohican Casino in Bowler.

Fri
03
Mar

Starfire Waupoose

Starfire Waupoose, of Neopit, died shortly after birth on Monday, Feb. 27, 2017, in Neenah. She was the daughter of Shakoka (Wahsquonaikezhik) Waupoose and Phillip Waupoose.

Starfire is survived by her mom and dad, Shakoka and Phillip; her siblings, Kacie, Nathaniel, Delsey, Paul, Phillip Jr. and AuBree; her grandparents, Ernest and Annette Wahsquonaikezhik, Marlin Waupoose Sr. and Elmira Caldwell; as well as numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.

She was preceded in death by two uncles, Marlin Waupoose and Shawahossoway Wahsquonaikezhik, and one cousin, Darwin L. Thunder Jr.

Private family services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 4, 2017, at the Waupoose residence, N3356 State Highway 47, in Neopit with the Rev. Francis Zurbano officiating. Burial will be in St. Anthony Catholic Cemetery in spring. Friends may call at the family residence until 10 a.m. Saturday.

Swedberg Funeral Home is assisting the family with the arrangements.

Fri
03
Mar

Judith E. Bergh

Judith “Judy” Elizabeth Bergh passed away in Perdido Key, Florida, on Feb. 27, 2017, with her loving and dedicated husband of 46 years by her side. She will now be reunited with family and friends she hasn’t seen in a long time.

Judy was born in Manistique, Michigan, on March 2, 1951, to her parents, William and Dorothy Bays. In 1953, the family moved to Newberry, and Judy graduated from the Newberry school system in 1969. She attended Central Michigan University for two years and then married John Newman Bergh on Feb. 13, 1971. They moved to Germany for 31 months until they returned to the states, to Traverse City, Michigan, where their son Zachary was born in 1975. In 1983, they moved to Green Bay for a year, then moving to Bonduel, where she attained her bachelor’s degree in education from the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay.

Thu
02
Mar

Donald H. Lichtenberg

Donald H. Lichtenberg, 88, of the Township of Belle Plaine, Shawano County, passed away Tuesday afternoon, Feb. 28, 2017, at ThedaCare Medical Center-Shawano.

The Eberhardt-Stevenson Funeral Home & Crematory, Clintonville, has been entrusted with the arrangements.

Thu
02
Mar

Lawrence Coon

Lawrence “Tezzie” Coon, 93, of Cecil, formerly of Wisconsin Dells, passed away on Monday, Feb. 27, 2017, at his home. Born on March 19, 1923, in Adams, he was the son of the late Warren and Emma (Nehring) Coon. On April 19, 1947, he was united in marriage to Angeline Margetts in Oxford.

Tezzie was a proud veteran of World War II and was a member of the Cecil American Legion Post 392 and the Oxford VFW Post 6003. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and gardening.

Lawrence is survived by his wife of almost 70 years, Angeline; their children, Emma (Lee) Ebel, of Cecil, Linda (Jerry) Markiewicz, of Spruce, John (Linda) Coon, of Cecil, and Gary (June) Coon, of Wisconsin Dells; 10 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandson; two sisters, Rowena Kimball and Frances Trojan, both of Wisconsin Dells; and one brother, Robert (Carolyn) Coon, of Delafield.

He was preceded in death by his parents, three brothers and a grandson, Michael Ebel.

Wed
01
Mar

Clifford L. Elertson

Clifford Lavern “Cliff” Elertson, 83, of Shawano, passed away on Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2017, in Appleton.

Cliff was born in Livingston on Dec. 31, 1933, the son of the late Harry M. and Nettie (Hogan) Elertson. On Nov. 8, 1958, Cliff was united in marriage to Eileen Mathison at Jerusalem Lutheran Church in Lunds.

Teaching himself to play guitar, Cliff played over 60 years with numerous groups, including Country Partners, as well as playing for various community events. He enjoyed singing with his grandchildren and at local nursing homes. He was a former member of Jerusalem Lutheran Church and an active member of Zion Lutheran Church in Shawano, where he enjoyed singing in the church. You could often find Cliff working at the town hall during an election or woodworking in his garage.

Wed
01
Mar

Rachel B. Wagner

Rachel B. Wagner, 94, of Shawano, passed away on Saturday afternoon, Feb. 25, 2017, at Atrium Acute Care Maple Lane in Shawano.

Rachel was born on Nov. 19, 1922, in Symco, a daughter of the late Walter and Adella (Ballsteadt) Prill. On April 13, 1941, she was united in marriage to Arnold Wagner at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church in Symco. The couple worked on her parents’ farm from 1941 until 1946. They relocated to Shawano and raised three children. They built the Lake Drive Motel and owned and operated the business for over 10 years until they sold the motel and moved to River Heights.

Rachel later worked for Schultz Bros. Store, Lucy’s Blossoms Shop and Palmer’s Bakery. Arnold preceded her in death on Aug. 24, 1987.

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