Obituaries

Tue
15
Dec

James A. Shepard

James A. Shepard, 54, of Bowler, left on his journey on Monday afternoon, Dec. 14, 2015, at the Appleton Medical Center, following a sudden illness.

Jim was born on April 19, 1961, in Keshena, a son of Ira and Mary (Tomow) Shepard. He attended the Indian Community School in Milwaukee. Following high school he went to work in Milwaukee. For the past 12 years he was employed as the groundskeeper at Pine Hills Golf Course. He was an avid golfer and loved to shoot pool. He enjoyed participating in Native traditions through his singing, drumming and going to powwows. He loved spending time with and laughing with his family.

Tue
15
Dec

Joseph B. Brunke

Joseph Blaine Brunke, 49, of Shawano, passed away on Monday, Dec. 14, 2015, in Shawano.

Joseph was born in Milwaukee on Feb. 20, 1966, to the late Robert and Rose (Turney) Brunke.

Joe worked in the construction industry and enjoyed hunting in his free time.

He is survived by three children, Crystal, Blaine and Maya Brunke; his sister, Penny Brunke; his brother, Damon (Holly) Brunke; the mother of his children, Shelly Riesing; his stepfather Robert Goodwill; as well as nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Private family services will be held.

Swedberg Funeral Home is assisting the family.

www.swedbergfuneralhome.com

Tue
15
Dec

Alice D. Koeller

Alice Daisy Skalitzky Koeller, 93, of Shawano, died on Sunday, Dec. 13, 2015. Born on April 18, 1922, in Oneida, she was the daughter of the late Elmer W. and Laura (Perry) Blish.

Alice lived in Shawano most of her life and enjoyed knitting and crocheting. She was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church-Stony Hill.

Alice is survived by her sons, Eugene F. (Eileen) Skalitzky and Richard P. (Debbie) Skalitzky, both of Shawano; daughter-in-law, Karen Skalitzky, of Pulaski; seven grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; a great-great-grandchild; and two brothers, Hugo and Clarence Blish.

She was preceded in death by her daughter, Barbara; son, Dennis; great-granddaughter, Desirae; three brothers, Raymond, Henry and Donald; and two sisters, Sarah Gross and Helen Clark.

Tue
15
Dec

Anthony P. Wolf

Anthony Peter Wolf, 61, of Neopit, passed away on Friday, Dec. 11, 2015. He was born on April 12, 1954, to the late Elizabeth Wolf Pierce, in Triton, Michigan.

Anthony served the United States Marine Corps during the Vietnam Era. He was a certified plumber and worked for Menominee Tribal Enterprises for 15 years before retirement. He was a member of St. Anthony Catholic Church, and the Menominee Veterans. He was an avid Packers fan, enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping and especially riding in the woods with his grandchildren.

Fri
11
Dec

Eleanor Sobiesczyk

Eleanor Sobiesczyk, 92, of the town of Lessor, passed away on Friday morning, Dec. 11, 2015, at Forest Glen Assisted Living, Seymour. She was born on May 22, 1923, daughter of the late Stanley and Theresa (Styczynski) Jankowski. On March 6, 1943, she was united in marriage to Alvin Sobiesczyk. He preceded her in death on Dec. 22, 2004.

The couple purchased the family homestead in the town of Lessor, farmed it until they retired and still resided there. Eleanor loved her home, garden, flowers, and farm animals. She enjoyed time spent with her family, especially on holidays when all would gather for a holiday meal. She also loved to read and listen to polka and country music. She will be remembered for her kindness.

She was a member of St. Lawrence Catholic Church, Navarino.

Thu
10
Dec

Paul J. Schneidewend

Paul J. Schneidewend, 85, of the town of Bear Creek, passed away unexpectedly Thursday morning, Dec. 10, 2015, at his home.

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

Tue
08
Dec

Josephine M. Ludvigsen

Josephine M. Ludvigsen, 84, of the town of Belle Plaine, Shawano County, passed away Friday morning, Dec. 4, 2015, at American Grand Assisted Living in Kaukauna.

Josephine was born on March 6, 1931, in Belle Plaine as the daughter of the late Harold and Rose (Reetz) Carlson. She was raised in the town of Wescott, Shawano County, and graduated from Shawano High School in 1949. On Feb. 13, 1951, Josephine was united in marriage to James C. Ludvigsen. The married couple lived in their new home in Belle Plaine until James’s passing on Oct. 28, 2004.

Josephine enjoyed working on puzzles, cooking, gardening and bird watching.

Tue
08
Dec

Dorothy M. Achten

Dorothy M. Achten, 93, of Shawano, passed away on Sunday, Dec. 6, 2015, in Shawano.

Dorothy was born on April 24, 1922, in Shawano, the daughter of the late Franklin and Mary (Bibelhausen) Achten. She lived in the same house from the day of her birth until her death.

Dorothy worked at Strassenreiter-Ashenbrenner Law Office from high school until her retirement in 1978. She was a member of Sacred Heart Church in Shawano, where she was the music director and church organist, and led the church choir for many years. She enjoyed fishing and hunting up north, and playing cards with family and friends.

Dorothy loved gardening and had a vegetable garden all her life. She spent many hours tenderly caring for and harvesting rhubarb and raspberries for jams, jellies, pies and sauces.

Dorothy will be missed deeply by her family and many friends.

Dorothy is survived by many nieces and nephews.

Tue
08
Dec

Helen M. Schroeder

Helen Marie Schroeder, 86, of Shawano, died on Saturday, Dec. 5, 2015. She was born on Sept. 14, 1929, in Oshkosh to the late Albert M. and Irene (Kranzusch) Postl.

Helen was united in marriage to Doug Schroeder on Oct. 14, 1948, in Oshkosh. Doug preceded her in death on June 27, 2009. She owned and operated a shoe store, called Footport later renamed Shoe Park, along with her good friend, Ramona McBride. She was a “real go-getter” and loved to travel, including trips to Europe and numerous cruises. In her younger years, she enjoyed embroidering, knitting, crocheting and painting. She also loved cheering on the Packers and Badgers.

Helen is survived by her brothers, James Postl, of Michigan, and Richard (Seiko) Postl, of Shawano; a brother-in-law, Jerry (Fran) Schroeder, of Colorado; as well as several very special nieces and nephews, and many great- and great-great-nieces and nephews.

Tue
08
Dec

John C. Conto

John C. Conto, 66, of the town of Bear Creek, passed away unexpectedly Saturday, Dec. 5, 2015, at ThedaCare Medical Center, New London.

The Eberhardt-Stevenson Funeral Home & Crematory, Clintonville is assisting his family.

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