Obituaries

Tue
04
Oct

Mildred B. Kraft

Mildred B. Kraft, 88, Wittenberg, died on Sunday, Oct. 2, 2016, at the Homme Home of Wittenberg under the care of Asera Care Hospice.

She was born on June 24, 1928, in Tigerton, the daughter of the late Glen and Bertha (Erickson) Klund.

On Oct. 18, 1947, Mildred was united in marriage to Roy Kraft at Immanuel Lutheran Church, town of Morris. He preceded her in death on Sept. 1, 2010.

Mildred worked as a nurse’s aide at St. Luke’s Hospital, Milwaukee, and also worked in the cafeteria for the Milwaukee Public School District for many years. Roy and Mildred moved north in 1984.

Mildred was known as an excellent cook and baker. She enjoyed golfing, painting, rosemaling and her card clubs. Mildred was proud of her Norwegian heritage and traveled to Norway several times.

Tue
04
Oct

Robert G. Gipp

Robert G. Gipp, 84, Wittenberg, died on Sunday, Oct. 2, 2016, at his home under the care of his family and Ministry Hospice. He was born on Feb. 21, 1932, in Suring, the son of the late Adolph and Helen (Schroeder) Gipp.

On Aug. 25, 1951, Robert was united in marriage to Phyllis Raddant at St. James Lutheran Church, Shawano. She survives.

Robert was a supervisor at Outboard Marine Corporation, Milwaukee, for many years until his retirement in 1983. The couple then moved to Shawano Lake for five years until building a house on their land in the town of Birnamwood, where they currently reside.

Robert formerly served on the Birnamwood Town Board, the Homme Home of Wittenberg board of directors and was instrumental in forming the annual Homme golf outing. He was very active and held many leadership roles in the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod, the Lutheran Church Extension Fund and Concordia University, Mequon.

Tue
04
Oct

Leroy W. Chapman

Leroy W. Chapman, 94, of West Bend, entered eternal life on Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2016.

He was born on Aug. 18, 1922, to the late Henry and Minnie (nee Meyer) Chapman in Waldo. Leroy’s family moved to West Bend, where he attended school. He graduated from West Bend High School, where he excelled in sports. After graduation he entered the U.S. Army, serving tours in the European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign with the 40th Engineers. Leroy received numerous service commendations, including a Silver Star, Bronze Star and Bronze Arrow.

Leroy worked in manufacturing most of his adult life. He retired from Weasler Manufacturing Company. He was a tool and die maker by trade.

He and his wife, Charlotte, enjoyed the years they wintered in Arizona and the time spent at their lake home in Shawano. Leroy was a loving grandfather and great-grandfather. He loved to read, golf and follow his favorite teams on TV, especially the Brewers and Packers.

Tue
04
Oct

Kimberly J. Gandt

Kimberly Jane Gandt, 39, daughter of Herman and Wendy Gandt, of Gillett, lost her struggle with juvenile diabetes on the evening of Oct. 1, 2016.

She is survived by her most precious gifts, Courtney R. Craddock and Benjamin J. Scheibe. Her children were the light of her life. Kim is also survived by her parents; her sister and brother-in-law, Carol and Jayme Kopp, and their children, Sydnie C. Kopp and Hunter J. Kopp; her great-grandmother, Jane Werner; her fiancé, Joe Zilowske, and his family; as well as many aunts, uncles and cousins — too many to name.

Kim enjoyed riding motorcycles, volunteering for the fire department and playing games with her family. Even through her struggles with her health, she always had a smile and an encouraging word for those around her.

Kim has joined her grandparents, Herman and LaVerne Gandt, and Douglas and Betty Jo Werner; her godfather, Larry Gandt; her aunt, Judy Gandt; and her uncles, Marvin Schelk and Allen Raddant.

Fri
30
Sep

Dr. Manuel P. Ramos

Manuel Posadas Ramos, M.D., 70, of Keshena, passed away on Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2016.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 8, 2016, at St. Anthony Catholic Church in Neopit with the Rev. Joel Jores officiating. Visitation will be held at the Neopit Community Center on Thursday, Oct. 6, 2016, from 4 p.m. until the time of the service on Saturday.

Full obituary will be published in Wednesday’s paper.

www.swedbergergfuneralhome.com

Fri
30
Sep

Lloyd H. Schmidt

Lloyd H. Schmidt, 81, of the town of Herman, passed away on Thursday, Sept. 29, 2016.

Lloyd was born on Dec. 1, 1934, on the home farm in the town of Herman, the son of the late Henry and Alvina (Schwartz) Schmidt.

On Oct. 11, 1952, Lloyd was united in marriage to Marlene C. Kuehn in Menominee, Michigan. She preceded him in death on Jan. 11, 1999. He farmed in the town of Herman for many years and worked for Ace Farm and Home in Shawano.

Lloyd was a member of Elias Lutheran Church, where he served on the church council and was the sexton for the Elias Cemetery. He was a member of Equity Co-op Lynhurst Association. He enjoyed playing cards, deer hunting, and fishing. More than anything, Lloyd loved spending time with his family.

Fri
30
Sep

Curtis H. Schneider

Curtis H. Schneider, 87, of Bonduel, passed away on Thursday, Sept. 29, 2016. Born on Feb. 15, 1929, in Shawano, he was the son of the late Elmer and Viola (Drage) Schneider.

Curtis graduated from Bonduel High School in 1946. He enlisted in the United States Navy in 1956 and served his country honorably until his discharge in 1958. On June 28, 1959, he was united in marriage to Corinne D. Groth in Hardwick, Minnesota. Corinne preceded him in death on Feb. 9, 2009.

Curtis worked as a dairy farmer for many years, then spent time working for Farmer’s Implement and Graf Creamery before starting Schneider Sharpening in 1992. He was a faithful member of St. Paul Lutheran Church in Bonduel, where he served as a trustee, as congregational chairman, as a member of the Northern Wisconsin District Board, sang in the church choir and was a member of the Men’s Club.

Fri
30
Sep

Sandra J. Polzin

Sandra J. “Sandy” Polzin, 79, of Clintonville, passed away on Monday, Sept. 26, 2016.

Sandy was born on Dec. 31, 1936, in the town of Grant, Shawano County, a daughter of the late Raymond and Celia (Kleman) Peterman. She attended Marion High School, graduating in 1954.

On Oct. 6, 1956, Sandy was united in marriage to Harold Polzin in Caroline. Following their marriage the couple lived in Marion, then moved to Cloverleaf Lakes, where together they owned and operated Polzin’s Electrical & Heating Service. Sandy was active in the business until her death.

She was a member of Christus Lutheran Church in Clintonville. She also served for eight years on the Shawano County Board of Supervisors.

Thu
29
Sep

Roberta Wendt-Machek

Roberta “Bobbie” Wendt-Machek, of Bonduel, passed away on Sept. 29, 2016, surrounded by her family and special friends, Connie, Diane and Muffy. She was born on Jan. 20, 1966, to Robert and Nancy (Theis) Wendt Jr.

Bobbie graduated from Bonduel High School, Class of 1984. After high school, she attended NWTC, graduating with a degree as a hospital unit coordinator, a career she worked at for over 28 years at Shawano Medical Center, before retiring in 2013 due to health reasons.

On Sept. 30, 2011, Bobbie was united in marriage to John Machek in Green Bay. She lived all her life in Bonduel, with the last couple of years in her dream home that she and John designed. After attending classes at St. Norbert College, Bobbie became a certified travel agent. She loved traveling and planned many wonderful trips with her mom.

Thu
29
Sep

Violett S. Busch

Violett Sylvia Busch, 93, of Shawano, passed away on Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2016, in Appleton. Born on June 3, 1923, in Oconto County, she was the daughter of the late Michael and Saraphine (Ratz) Eggert.

On Aug. 15, 1942, Violett was united in marriage to Martin Busch at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Bonduel. Martin preceded her in death on April 28, 2013. They farmed near Bonduel for over 30 years before moving to Shawano in 1970.

Violett was a member of St. James Lutheran Church in Shawano. In her free time, she enjoyed shopping.

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