Obituaries

Fri
04
Apr

Belva Wiley Gleaves

Belva Wiley Gleaves, “Wawa,” 97, of Gresham, formerly of Nashville, Tenn., passed away March 27, 2014.

Belva was born and raised in Centerville, Tenn. She was loving, caring, loyal, strong-willed and sometimes feisty lady who loved her family deeply. She spent the last eight years of her life in Gresham living with her granddaughter.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Chester C. Gleaves; daughter, Shirley House; son-in-law, Sam W. House; parents, Solomon Thomas and Amanda Wiley; brothers, Henry, Fred, Grady and Jack Wiley; sisters, Eva Orton, Mary Etta Orton and Mattie Bates; granddaughter-in-law, Cindy House.

Wed
02
Apr

Rhonda S. Katchenago

Rhonda S. Katchenago, 60, of Keshena, passed away peacefully on Sunday morning, March 30, 2014, at the Appleton Medical Center with her loving family by her side.

Rhonda was born July 10, 1953, in Keshena, a daughter of the late Elmer and Yvonne Katchenago.

Following school, Rhonda entered the United States Army, where she served for several years before receiving her honorable discharge.

Rhonda spent her life being devoted to her children; they were her life. She also cared for many other children, and while they were not her own, she raised them as if they were.

Every day was a new adventure for Rhonda, always being surrounded by family and friends. She really enjoyed cooking for everyone and being alongside her lifelong companion, William Brisk.

Wed
02
Apr

Frances A. Casetta

On April 1, 2014, Frances A. Casetta left her home to be with her Lord and Savior and her beloved Johnnie. She was born on Aug. 21, 1921, in Eden, the daughter of the late Francis and Matilda (Meyer) Hefling.

On June 10, 1946, Frances was united in marriage to John P. Casetta Jr. He preceded her in death on July 12, 2010. Besides farming, helping John run the refrigeration business and tree farm, and raising four boys, she was active in the American Legion Post 414 Auxiliary, for which she was president. She was very devoted to the Christian Mothers of Holy Family-St. William Catholic Church, Wittenberg. She held the role as president and was instrumental in the creation of the annual deer hunters dinner.

Wed
02
Apr

Arletta J. Davids

Arletta J. Davids, 75, of Bowler, passed away on Tuesday, April 1, 2014, at Langlade Memorial Hospital in Antigo.

Funeral Service arrangements are currently pending and will be announced on Saturday.

Schroeder-Mickelson Funeral Service of Shawano is assisting the Davids family with the service arrangements.

Online condolences may be shared at www.schroedermickelsonfuneralservice.com.

Sat
29
Mar

Gerald J. Jahnke

Gerald James “Zeke” Jahnke, 77, of Shawano, passed away Friday, March 28, 2014, at Shawano Medical Center. Born on Dec. 2, 1936, in Shawano, he was the son of the late Kristoff and Pauline (Hoffmeier) Jahnke.

Upon turning 18, Zeke enlisted with the United States Navy and proudly served his country for nearly three years during the Korean Conflict. After service, he owned an A&W stand in Montana. He later worked for Harley Davidson in Milwaukee, where he met his future wife, Helen Rattenbach. The couple was married on Nov. 28, 1959, in Hartford. Zeke also worked for Weber’s, 4-Wheel Drive in Clintonville and for the Labor Union. In his free time, he was active with the Wolf River Carvers.

Sat
29
Mar

Angeline Cora Marquardt

Angeline Cora Marquardt, 91, of Shawano, passed away Thursday, March 27, 2014, at Shawano Medical Center surrounded by her family. Born on Dec. 1, 1922, in Deansville, she was the daughter of the late Frederick and Helena (Veith) Skalitzky.

After graduating from high school, Angie worked for Wallrich Lumber. On April 17, 1943, she was united in marriage to Milton Marquardt in Shawano. The couple celebrated 65 years together before Milton’s death on Feb. 4, 2009. After marriage, Angie took great pride in being a wife and stay-at-home mother to her beloved children. Once the children were grown, Angie went back to work at Ben’s Dry Cleaning and later as a sales clerk for Spurgeon’s. When not working, she enjoyed doing needlework, putting together jigsaw puzzles, gardening, and watching and feeding the birds. She also loved collecting angels. Angie was a member of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Shawano.

Sat
29
Mar

Laura Bueschel

Laura Bueschel, 68, of Wausau, died Wednesday, March 26, 2014, at Ministry St. Clare’s Hospital in Weston.

Laura was born in Rhinelander on Sept. 13, 1945, to the late John and Catherine (Stevens) Becraft. She enjoyed time spent with her grandkids. She taught them how to play guitar and piano. She was a lover of music, and could make a guitar pick out of a credit card. She also loved camping, card games and board games. Laura was a faithful person who enjoyed a good debate and finding a good bargain.

Survivors include her children, Dennis (Alysia) Pillsbury, of Shawano, John (Kelly) Bueschel, of Shawano, Laurie (Harry) Carpenter, of Weston, and Tina (Joe Ritchie) Bueschel, of Weyauwega; sisters, Margaret (Charlie) Congleton, Theresa Shoenfelder and Catherine Holt; grandchildren, Justin, Tim, and Kayla Pieper, Shawna and Kyle Bueschel, Gage and Adriana Pillsbury, and Rhemi and Levi Bueschel; great-granddaughter, Victoria Pieper; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.

Thu
27
Mar

Angeline C. Marquardt

Angeline Cora Marquardt, 91, of Shawano, passed away Thursday, March 27, 2014.

Arrangements are pending with the Swedberg Funeral Home in Shawano.

www.swedbergfuneralhome.com

Wed
26
Mar

William C. Springborn Sr.

William C. (Bill) Springborn Sr., “Springie,” 69, of the town of Richmond, passed away peacefully on Saturday morning, March 22, 2014, with his loving family by his side.

Bill was born Oct. 12, 1944, in Shawano, the son of the late Ralph and Jeanette (Page) Springborn. Bill attended the Stony Hill Grade School and later the Shawano schools, graduating from Shawano High School in 1962.

Following school he joined the United States Army, where he served from 1963-1966 and was stationed in Korea.

Wed
26
Mar

Colin Tomow Sr.

Colin “Pete” Tomow Sr., 65, of Keshena, entered the Spirit World on Sunday, March 23, 2014. Born on March 30, 1948, in Keshena, he was the son of the late Henry and Frances (Waupoose) Tomow.

Pete worked for three years at the Menominee Tribal Police Department and 38 years for the Menominee Indian School District. When not working, he loved to hunt and fish. He was a wonderful husband, father, grandpa and great-grandpa and will be sadly missed by many.

Pete is survived by his wife of 44 years, Angalacq; six children, Paul, Elizabeth (Mitchell), Karen (Dale Jr.), Margaret, Colin Jr. (Darlene), William; eight grandchildren, Stephanie, Adam, Maria, John Jr., Mason, Wyatt, Viviane, Dale III; five great-grandchildren, Desirae, Hailey, Jazmin, Kobe, Peirce; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Pete was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Bernard “Joe” and Louis “Sonny” Tomow; and four sisters, Gertrude “Mindy,” Elizabeth “Pachie,” Lucille and Margaret.

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