Obituaries

Sat
02
Jul

Mae A. Ebelt

Mae A. Ebelt, 90, of Shawano, passed away on Wednesday, June 29, 2016, in Shawano following a lengthy illness.

Mae was born on Jan. 8, 1926, in the town of Wescott, Shawano County, a daughter of the late Milton and Clara (Norton) Krueger. She was the second of 10 children. She attended North Beach School and later Bonduel High School. On March 18, 1944, she was united in marriage to Gordon Ebelt in Shawano. Following their marriage the couple lived in the Shawano area. The couple was blessed with one son, Larry Ebelt, who preceded her in death on June 16, 1992.

Mae was a homemaker. She was a member of Peace United Church of Christ in Shawano. She loved to cook and care for her family and friends. She also loved her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Mae enjoyed her flower gardens.

Wed
29
Jun

Roger W. Rusch

Roger W. Rusch, 83, of Racine, formerly of Shawano, passed away on Wednesday, June 29, 2016.

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.

Wed
29
Jun

Mae A. Ebelt

Mae A. Ebelt, 90, of Shawano, passed away on Wednesday, June 29, 2016.

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.

Wed
29
Jun

Darwin L. Thunder Jr.

Darwin Lee Thunder Jr., 1, of Keshena, passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, June 28, 2016.

Darwin was born on Feb. 11, 2015, in Shawano, the son of Darwin L. Thunder Sr. and Onawa Wahsquonaikezhik. He was an outgoing little boy who was always smiling. He loved being outdoors, playing in the water and playing peek-a-boo with his family.

Darwin is survived by his mom and dad, Onawa Wahsquonaikezhik and Darwin L. Thunder Sr.; two sisters, Harmony Wahsquonaikezhik and KayceeLouise Thunder; his maternal grandparents, Ernest and Annette Wahsquonaikezhik; his paternal grandmother, Donna Thunder; his aunts and uncles, Cheyenne (John Miller Jr.) Wahsquonaikezhik, Shakoka (Phillip) Waupoose, Ramon Wahsquonaikezhik, Jesse (Caitlyn) Wahsquonaikezhik, Ernest (Taylor Chevalier) Wahsquonaikezhik, Kyle Thunder and Thomas Thunder.

He was preceded in death by his paternal grandfather, Dewey Thunder Jr., and his uncle, Shawahossoway Wahsquonaikezhik.

Wed
29
Jun

Howard R. Mueller

Howard R. Mueller, 86, of Bonduel, passed away on Tuesday, June 28, 2016, in Shawano. He was born on Sept. 26, 1929, in Bonduel, the son of the late Charles and Mathilda (Rabe) Mueller.

After graduating from Bonduel High School, Howard enlisted in the United States Army and served our country honorably during the Korean War. On June 25, 1960, he was united in marriage to Mary Elizabeth Van Roy at St. Joseph Catholic Church in De Pere. Mary preceded him in death in February of this year.

Howard owned and operated Chief Pontiac GMC Truck Sales, currently Chief Automotive, in Bonduel for many years. In his free time, Howard enjoyed restoring cars and refurbishing jukeboxes. He was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church in Bonduel, Bonduel American Legion Post 217, Lions Club and formerly the County Board.

Wed
29
Jun

Diana C. Moesch

Diana C. Moesch, 75, of Shawano, passed away on Tuesday, June 28, 2016, at Irish Meadow Homes in Denmark, surrounded by her family.

Diana was born on Sept. 24, 1940, in South Milwaukee, a daughter of the late Clarence and Martha (Malleck) Niehusen. She attended school in South Milwaukee, graduating from South Milwaukee High School in 1958. Following high school she worked at Allen Bradley. On July 15, 1961, she was united in marriage to Gerald “Jiggs” Moesch at St. Albert’s Church in South Milwaukee. Following their marriage, she continued to work at Allen Bradley, then at E-Z Painter.

Diana and Jiggs moved in 1977 to Howards Grove, where Diana was employed at KW Muth and Johnsonville Sausage. In 1988, the family moved to Shawano and purchased the Washington Resort, which they renamed Jiggs Resort. Diana and Jiggs owned and operated the resort until they sold it in 1997.

Tue
28
Jun

Rhienhart O. Teske

Rhienhart Otto “Rhieny” Teske, 87, of Shawano, passed away on Monday, June 27, 2016.

Rhienhart was born in Shawano on March 22, 1929, the son of the late Otto and Ella (Heling) Teske. He graduated from Shawano High School in 1946. On July 22, 1950, he was united in marriage to Betty R. Nordwig at St. John Lutheran Church-Hermansfort. She preceded him in death on April 27, 2000.

Rhienhart enlisted in the United States Army on Sept. 13, 1946, and received an honorable discharge in 1948. After returning to Shawano, he farmed in the town of Herman until retiring at the age of 56. In his free time, he enjoyed golfing, woodworking, traveling and playing cards.

Tue
28
Jun

Betty Rae Schmidt

Betty Rae Elsie Marie (Strauss) Schmidt passed away peacefully in her home on June 24, 2016.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, June 30, 2016, at Peace United Church of Christ. Visitation will be at the church on Thursday from 9:30 a.m. until the time of the service.

www.swedbergfuneralhome.com

Tue
28
Jun

Diana C. Moesch

Diana C. Moesch, 75, of Shawano, passed away on Tuesday, June 28, 2016, in Denmark.

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.

Tue
28
Jun

Shirley A. Ninham

Shirley A. Ninham, 68, of Oneida, passed away on Saturday, June 25, 2016, surrounded by her family. We lost a wonderful wife, mom, grandma, sister and auntie. She was born on Sept. 30, 1947, a daughter of the late William and LaVenia (Summers) Metoxen.

Shirley was very spontaneous and adventurous, taking us on many different spur-of-the-moment trips to shop, driving around to look at Christmas lights, rummage saling, and countless other adventures.

She also enjoyed traveling, cherry and strawberry picking, doing laundry and ironing, and most of all the special times spent with her family.

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