Obituaries

Wed
31
Oct

John E. Dahl

John E. Dahl, 71, of Freedom, formerly of Marion, passed away unexpectedly on Oct. 28, 2018. John was born on July 21, 1947, son of Chester and Adeline Dahl of Bowler. He spent his childhood on the family dairy farm in Bowler. After graduation he attended Antigo Teachers College to begin his educational career. He continued his education with a bachelor’s degree from University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point and a master’s degree from UW-Oshkosh. He married Mary Voelker on Aug. 11, 1973, and they were blessed with 45 years of marriage. John was a teacher for the Marion School District his entire professional career, serving in various capacities from principal, teacher and basketball coach.

Wed
31
Oct

Lois Gottschalk

Lois “Sheba” Gottschalk, 97, passed away on Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2018, at ThedaCare Medical Center of Shawano. Lois was born on April 18, 1921, in Birnamwood to the late Leon “Ben” and Sophia (Behm) Theis. Following her graduation from Shawano High School in 1939, she trained to become a beautician. She married Urban Gottschalk on May 26, 1943, in Oklahoma City before his deployment to Europe. After the war, Lois and Urban moved back to Shawano, where they started their family.

Left to cherish her memory are her children, W. Kirby (Jan) Gottschalk, of Chapel Hill, North Carolina; Ellen (Greg) Goeller, of Hartford; son-in-law, Jim (Cathy) Twesme, of Madison; grandchildren, Elizabeth Gottschalk, W. Jordan (Kady) Gottschalk, Braden (Rachel Dees) Twesme, Tasha (Ryan) Igielski, Maisie Twesme, Garrett (Lindsey Kiel) Goeller, Julia (Ryan Mancheski) Goeller and Granite Goeller; and many nieces, nephews, family and friends.

Wed
31
Oct

William S. Gehrke

William “Bill” S. Gehrke, 82, of Clintonville, passed away Sunday evening, Oct. 28, 2018 at ThedaCare Regional Medical Center, Neenah.

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

Wed
31
Oct

Madison M. Pluger

Madison Marie Pluger, 12, of Spencer, was carried by Jesus to Heaven Saturday evening, Oct. 27, 2018, as the result of injuries sustained in a go-karting accident in Oconto County.

Madison Marie Pluger was born on May 19, 2006, in Oconto Falls as the daughter of Krystle (Nick) Tomczik and Chad (Sarah Sleeman) Pluger. Madison loved playing sports, especially volleyball and basketball. She enjoyed hanging out with her friends, dancing with her brother and sisters and gave the best piggyback rides. Madison’s smile could light up a room, and she always wanted to help others. She wasn’t given time to become the surgeon she always wanted to be. However, as an organ donor, Madison’s dream of saving lives has now come true. Her family’s love surrounds her until they are able to be together again.

Sat
27
Oct

Ila L. Montour

Ila LaBonna Montour, 87, of Shawano, passed away on Oct. 20, 2018, in Shawano. Born on Jan. 13, 1931, in the Town of Washington, Ila was the daughter of the late Herman and Rosetta (Rueckert) Marohl. On Aug. 16, 1952, she was united in marriage to the late Neil L. Montour at White Clay Lake Lutheran Church. Neil and Ila adored each other; they were devoted partners and took good care of each other. Ila’s legacy is the family she created with Neil, their children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Ila dearly loved her family; over the years, one of her favorite things was spending time with them and hearing about their lives.

Sat
27
Oct

Thomas E. Stuyvenberg

Thomas E. (Tom) Stuyvenberg, 62, died Oct. 10 following a brain aneurysm after a years-long struggle with dementia. Tom valued the time spent with his faithful companion and caregiver, Bill Wilson, as well as the beloved pets he and Bill cared for, Lady, Molly, and Devin. Tom enjoyed the simple pleasures of the rustic property he and Bill shared, like feeding the deer and birds that lived on the land.

Tom was known for his warm, good-humored presence. He loved to chat with friends and strangers alike. Before his illness, Tom played darts, shot pool and occasionally enjoyed a cold Old Style. During his life, Tom owned a variety of cars, motorcycles, snowmobiles and other vehicles and could expound in detail about each of these. Tom lived much of his life in Kimberly, where he worked at the Kimberly mill until its closure in 2008.

Sat
27
Oct

Gordon E. Robinson Jr.

Gordon E. Robinson Jr., 73, of Keshena, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2018. Born on June 8, 1945, in Chicago, Illinois, he is the son of the late Gordon and Josephine (Richmond) Robinson Sr. Gordon attended college for two years. He worked for the railroad for several years before returning home 20 years ago.

Gordon is survived by twin daughters, Glenda (Mark) Mann, of Neenah, and Brenda (William) Jarvais, of Waupaca; two granddaughters, Jolene (Ron) Schultz and Connie (Jeff) Hicks; great-grandchildren, Bailey, Lilith, Aden, Damien, Jayce, Kameryn and Brayden; one aunt, Emmerine (Richmond) Thompson; and several cousins.

He was preceded in death by his parents and one sister, Karen Medrano.

A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, Oct. 29, 2018, at Swedberg Funeral Home in Shawano with the Rev. David Barrett officiating. Visitation will be held from 4-7 p.m. Sunday and again Monday from 9:30 a.m. until the time of service.

Sat
27
Oct

James L. McGlin

James Lyle McGlin, 73, of Cecil, passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2018, at his home. James was born in Black Creek on July 4, 1945, son of the late LeRoy J. and Irene A. (Koepke) McGlin. James enjoyed hunting, fishing and watching the Green Bay Packers and the Brewers. He also enjoyed being with his grandchildren.

James is survived by his children, Greg McGlin, Jim (Michelle) McGlin and Bill McGlin; his grandchildren, Allison and Zachary; and his siblings, Bruce McGlin and Karen (Gary) Uhlenbrauck.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

A funeral service for James will be held at 4 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 29, 2018, at Swedberg Zastrow Funeral Home in Cecil. Visitation will be held at the funeral home from 2 p.m. until the time of the service.

www.swedbergfuneralhome.com

Sat
27
Oct

Anne E. Zuehl

Anne E. Zuehl, 82, of the Town of Dupont, passed away Thursday, Oct. 25, 2018, at The Pines Post-Acute and Memory Care, Town of Belle Plaine.

The Eberhardt-Stevenson Funeral Home and Crematory, Marion, is assisting the Zuehl family.

Fri
26
Oct

Gordon E. Robinson Jr.

Gordon E. Robinson Jr., 73, of Bowler passed away Wednesday, October 24, 2018.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, Oct. 29, 2018, at Swedberg Funeral Home in Shawano. Visitation from 4-7 p.m. Sunday and again Monday from 9:30 a.m. until the time of service.

A full obituary will be in Saturday’s paper.

www.swedbergfuneralhome.com

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