Obituaries

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Jeffrey A. Pamaska

Jeffrey A. “Musk” Pamaska, 50, of Neopit, started his journey to the spirit world peacefully in his sleep on Saturday morning, Dec. 14, 2013, at his home. He was born May 28, 1963, in Shawano, a son of the late Gerald Sr. and Mary Jane (Waukau) Pamaska.

He attended the Menominee Tribal Schools and after graduating from Menominee Indian High School, he enrolled at the College of Menominee Nation, where he completed his course studies in carpentry. Jeff loved fishing, cooking and spending time with his many friends. He was a loving son, brother and uncle. Jeff will be dearly missed by all who knew him.

Survivors include his three sisters, Debra, Roberta and Rebecca; and his four brothers, Alton (Penny), Wendell (Geradette), Gerald Jr. (Carolyn) and William. He also leaves behind numerous aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews. He will also be missed by his special surviving grandchildren, Damien, Michael and Zach Weso.

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Harvey William Kucksdorf

Harvey William Kucksdorf, 86, of Shawano, died on Saturday, Dec. 14, 2013. Born on July 29, 1927, in the town of Herman, he is the son of the late William and Minnie (Suehring) Kucksdorf.

On Dec. 23, 1950, at the Lutheran Indian Mission Church, Harvey was united in marriage to Ardelle F. Ferg, who preceded him in death on March 1, 2013. He was a cheesemaker and dairy farmer in the town of Herman. Harvey was a lifelong member of the Elias Lutheran Church and played on the dart ball team for many years. He served as a supervisor for the town of Herman for 20 years. Harvey enjoyed working in the woods, hunting and cooking maple syrup.

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Dec

Mark Burr

Mark Burr, 53, of Shawano, passed away unexpectedly on Dec. 14, 2013. Born on Dec. 7, 1960, in Shawano, he is the son of the late Gordon J. and Phyllis M. (Lenzner) Burr.

Mark was united in marriage to Carla Huehnerfuss in Shawano on Feb. 2, 1983. Mark was a veteran and proudly served in the U.S. Army. He worked at Seagrave for 11 years and was well-known for repairing transmissions and working on cars. Known as a kindhearted fellow, Mark was always willing to help others when needed. He was always the life of the party and had a way of making everyone laugh. Mark will always be remembered for his outgoing personality and his passion for flea markets and rummage sales.

Mark loved spending time with his grandchildren, Aidan and Adison. This was the first year Aidan and Mark hunted together. All these memories will be treasured for years to come. He will be sadly missed by his lifelong partner and wife, Carla, his best friend and son, MJ.

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Tracy L. Krause

On Dec. 13, 2013, Tracy L. Krause passed away at Theda Clark Medical Center in Neenah, surrounded by her family. Tracy was born on July 30, 1962, in Shawano.

She had a love for the outdoors and enjoyed spending time in the woods, going up north fishing and going for motorbike rides with her husband, Steve. Together they enjoyed many activities like spending time with family and friends.

She is survived by her husband, Steve Tessen Sr., of Neenah; two sons, Andrew Krause (Juliet), of Shawano, and their children, Parker, Delanie and Allison, and Zachary Krause, of Wittenberg; her parents: Marcia and Mike Reinicke, of Wittenberg, and Maynard Koehler, of Shawano; a sister, Kim Koehler (Gene), of Shawano; and a brother, Christopher Koehler (Jackeline), of Shawano.

A memorial service will be held at Labor Temple, 157 S. Green Bay Road, in Neenah on Saturday, Dec. 21, 2013, beginning at 11 a.m.

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Dec

Charlotte A. Chapman

Charlotte A. Chapman, nee Hausmann, 86, of West Bend, entered eternal life on Monday, Dec. 16, 2013. She was born on June 14, 1927, in Barton to the late Edwin and Helen (nee Van Beek) Hausmann.

Charlotte attended St. Mary’s Parochial School in Barton and graduated from West Bend High School. She was united in marriage to Leroy Chapman on June 14, 1947, at St. Mary’s Immaculate Conception Church in Barton.

Charlotte owned and operated the Barton Gift Shop and also worked at the Sears store in West Bend for many years until her retirement. After retiring, Charlotte and Leroy enjoyed their winter home in Tucson, Ariz., and they also enjoyed their cottage on Washington Lake in Shawano. She was a member of the Shawano Lake Lioness Club. She loved gardening, shopping, golfing and playing bridge.

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Janell Sue Tourtillott

Janell Sue Tourtillott, 55, of Keshena, passed away Monday, Dec. 16, 2013, at the University of Wisconsin Hospital in Madison. Born on June 6, 1958, in Keshena, she was the daughter of the late Frank and Evangeline (Nunway) Dodge.

Janell lived most of her life on the Menominee Indian Reservation. Her Indian name, given to her by Art Shegonee, was Waupekenay, meaning White Eagle Woman. On June 7, 1975, she was united in marriage to Miles A. Tourtillott Sr. in Neopit. Janell was a diehard Green Bay Packers fan and enjoyed reading, doing crossword puzzles, playing on her Kindle, riding in the woods, playing cards, playing at the casino, cooking, spoiling her grandchildren and spending time with her family, especially with all her children on family game nights. Janell was a member of the St. Anthony’s Catholic Church in Neopit.

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Dec

Anthony “Tony” Hubert

Anthony “Tony” Hubert, 82, accepted God’s call to return home to Him on Friday, Nov. 29, 2013, surrounded by his loving wife, children and grandchildren.

Tony was born on April 18, 1931, in Green Bay, the only child of Beatrice Hubert. He was raised in Gresham and attended Gresham Elementary and High School. He joined the military after high school and was an air transport medic with the United States Air Force from 1949-1952 in Japan and Korea during the Korean War.

In 1955, Tony married Mary Sazama in Gresham, and they were blessed with four children. The family lived in Menasha until 1968 when business relocated them to Modesto, Calif.

He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Mary; four children, Theresa Hubert, Linda Allen and Kathy (Jack) Mulder, all of Modesto, Calif., and Dan (Lynn) Hubert, of Granger, Ind; eight grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

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12
Dec

Wilhelmina M. Wagner

Wilhelmina M. Wagner, 95, of Shawano, passed away Tuesday morning, Dec. 10, 2013, at Evergreen Care Center in Shawano, where she had been a resident for the past four years.

Wilhelmina was born Jan. 26, 1918, in the town of Poy Sippi, Waushara County, a daughter of the late Ernst and Bertha (Mielke) Buhrow.

She attended country schools, and following graduation from high school, she enrolled in the North Central Bible College in Minneapolis. She earned her bachelor’s degree in Bible/religious studies, graduating in 1940.

On Dec. 6, 1941, she was united in marriage to Floyd Wagner in Minneapolis. Following their marriage the couple moved to the Antigo area, where they lived until 1945, when they moved to Shawano. While living in Shawano, Wilhelmina was employed at Dehn’s, the L&L Ranch and later at Maple Lane Health Care Center, retiring in 1978. Her husband Floyd, preceded her in death on Jan. 31, 1975.

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Dolores A. Huntington-Zahringer

Dolores A. Huntington-Zahringer, 87, of Shawano, formerly of Gresham, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2013, surrounded by her loving family. Born on Oct. 7, 1926, in Milwaukee, she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Florence (Zingsheim) Garska.

At the age of 10, Dolores and her family moved to Shawano. On April 29, 1944, she was united in marriage to Harry Huntington. Together the couple owned and operated a dairy farm and logging business in Morgan Siding. He preceded her in death on June 20, 1988. On Feb. 14, 1990, she married Anthony Zahringer at the St. Francis Solanus Catholic Church in Gresham where Dolores was a member and sang in the choir. Dolores was a talented vocalist and sang at many weddings and funerals. She enjoyed woodworking and quilting and was a talented seamstress, mender and cake decorator.

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Lucille P. DeZorzi

Lucille P. DeZorzi, 91, of Shawano, formerly of Caspian, Mich., passed away Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2013, at a local nursing home. Born on Feb. 9, 1922, in Green Bay, she was the daughter of the late Ottavio and Catrina (Puller) Albisini.

On Sept. 26, 1942, she was united in marriage to Joseph DeZorzi in Caspian. Lucille was a great cook and loved preparing delicious meals for her family. She also found enjoyment listening to the music of her husband’s band and years later her son’s band. She loved nothing more than to spend a night out on the town dancing and bar hopping as well as going for motorcycle rides with her son. Lucille was a member of the St. Cecelia’s Catholic Church in Caspian.

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