Obituaries

Fri
03
Jun

James E. Rades

James “Jim” E. Rades, 71, of Shawano, passed away peacefully at home on June 1, 2016. He was born on Sept. 30, 1944, in Shawano to the late Elmer and Beatrice “Bea” (Wilt) Rades.

Jim attended Sacred Heart Catholic School and Shawano High School, graduating in 1962. On June 10, 1967, he married his childhood sweetheart, Pamela “Pam” Fazendin, in Shawano. In 1968, Jim became the first member of his family to earn a bachelor’s degree, graduating from the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point studying economics and social work. After graduation, he enlisted in the United States Air Force and was assigned to the 379th Bomb Wing. He completed his military service by assisting colleagues as they transitioned home from Vietnam and earned his honorable discharge in 1971.

Fri
03
Jun

James Rades

James “Jim” Rades, 71, of Shawano, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, June 1, 2016, at his home.

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.

Thu
02
Jun

Lulu E. Wege

Lulu E. Wege, 93, Bowler, died on Tuesday, May 31, 2016, at Atrium Post Acute Care Evergreen in Shawano, under the care of Unity Hospice. She was born on May 5, 1923, in Mattoon, the daughter of the late Harry and Lulu (Matz) Koeppen.

On May 29, 1945, Lulu was united in marriage to John Gottfried Wege in Mattoon. He preceded her in death on Feb. 23, 1995.

Lulu was a longtime member of St. Paul Lutheran Church, Bowler. She taught Vacation Bible School, was on the Altar Guild and was a member of the Homemaker’s Club and Red Hats Society. Lulu volunteered at the Homme Home of Wittenberg for many years. She enjoyed playing cards, bowling and dancing, but she especially loved visiting with family and friends.

Wed
01
Jun

Kevin J. Chroge

Kevin J. Chroge, 46, Leopolis, died unexpectedly on Thursday, May 26, 2016, in Neenah. He was born on Dec. 16, 1969, in Antigo, the son of Leon Chroge, Shawano, and the late Emeline (Rickert) Chroge.

On Feb. 15, 1992, Kevin was united in marriage to Diane Tautges in Eland. She survives.

Kevin had been employed by Marion Body Works for over 20 years. He was currently employed by US Pack Logistics as a lab courier.

Kevin enjoyed hunting, fishing and shooting horseshoes. He was well-known as a jokester, but most important, Kevin enjoyed the time spent with his family.

Survivors include his wife, Diane Chroge; father, Leon Chroge; children, Pamela Chroge, Appleton, and Craig Chroge, Leopolis; siblings, Ken (Carla) Chroge, Eland, Sue (Noel Ludwig) Milanowski, Mattoon, and Bonnie (Rob) Magee, Clintonville; sister-in-law, Sharon Tautges, Appleton; and several nieces and nephews.

Wed
01
Jun

Leonard R. Marohl

Leonard Robert Marohl, 93, of Cecil, passed away on Sunday, May 29, 2016, at his home.

Leonard was born on the home farm in the town of Washington on April 22, 1923, the son of the late Adolph and Helena (Deering) Marohl. He lived in the town of Washington all his life.

In 1948, Leonard was united in marriage to Bettymae Mildred Zimmer in Green Bay. Betty preceded him in death.

Leonard was a talented musician, who had his own band, and enjoyed sharing his gift of music on WTCH radio. Leonard worked with his father as a carpenter, was a member of the musician’s union and Immanuel Lutheran Church in White Clay Lake.

Leonard is survived by his son, Bruce Marohl, and his sister, LaVerna Lamb, of Pulcifer.

He was preceded in death by his wife; one son, Keith; two sisters, Mildred Donald and Adeline Jackman; and two brothers, Leo and Victor Marohl.

Wed
01
Jun

Dean T. Krause

Dean Timothy “Deano” Krause, 59, of Bowler, passed away on Monday, May 30, 2016, in Shawano.

Dean was born in Green Bay on May 31, 1956, the son of Norval (Tucker) Gander and the late Maynard Krause. He was raised in Oshkosh and graduated from Oshkosh North. After graduation, he attended NCTI to become a laser technician.

Dean served in the National Guard from 1977-1983. On Oct. 20, 2012, he was united in marriage to Karla Kay Matson in Oshkosh. Dean worked as a truck driver for several companies, including Hoffman Transit and Menominee Tribal Enterprises for 25 years.

Dean was a member at Zion Lutheran Church in Gresham, where he volunteered.

Dean is survived by his wife, Karla Kay, of Bowler; two stepchildren, Shawn Lee and Rachael Ann; one stepgranddaughter, Trinity Gail Kay; his mother, Norval Gander, of Oshkosh; one sister, Barb Krause; as well as nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews, other relatives and many friends.

Wed
01
Jun

Arthur Ekleberry

Arthur “Pat” Ekleberry, 98, of Zachow, passed away on Friday, May 27, 2016.

Arthur was born in Richland Center on April 22, 1918, to the late Dow and Minnie (Robinson) Ekleberry. In May 1940, Pat was united in marriage to Lelia Walsh. Pat worked as a cheese and butter maker for Graf Creamery for many years. In his free time he enjoyed gardening, refinishing old furniture, watching the Packers and auto racing, and visiting with family and friends.

Pat is survived by two children, Mary Beth (Joe) Czarneski, of Green Bay, and Bernard (Michelle) Ekleberry, of Denver, Colorado; nine grandchildren, Anne (Steve) Stemper, Amy Graetz, Tom (Tonya) Czarneski, Aaron (Christine) Ekleberry, Denise (Tim) Eckardt, Bonnie (Jerry) Schweiner, Dick (Donna) Czarneski, John Czarneski and Dennis (Mary Jo) Czarneski. He is further survived by numerous great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.

Wed
01
Jun

Linda M. Unger

Linda M. (Wheeler) Unger, 58, of Shawano, passed away on Tuesday, May 31, 2016.

Services are pending.

www.swedbergfuneralhome.com

Sat
28
May

Stephen Chizzo

Stephen Chizzo, 81, of Shawano, passed away in his sleep early Tuesday morning, May 24, 2016, after a battle with cancer and other ailments.

Stephen was born Jan. 22, 1935, in Hendersonville, Pennsylvania, a son of the late Nick and Pauline (Greszko) Chizo. He attended school in Avella, Pennsylvania, graduating in 1952. Following school, Steve played minor league baseball for the Chicago White Sox before entering the United States Army, serving from 1958 until 1960. After his service, he enrolled at DePaul University in Chicago where he earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Physical Education.

Sat
28
May

Jennifer A. (Wickman) Hacker

Jennifer Ann (Wickman) Hacker, 40, of Bonduel, passed away on Thursday, May 26, 2016, after a courageous battle with colon cancer. Jennifer was born in Green Bay on Jan. 1, 1976, to Randy and Barbara (Schultz) Wickman. She was known to have a “stubborn streak,” which was never more evident than, watching her maintain a positive attitude, during her five-year battle with cancer. Jenny loved to “pay it forward” and was a big supporter of other cancer survivors. She enjoyed playing volleyball in her youth and recently refereed for several years. In her free time, Jenny enjoyed shooting darts in a dart league as well as writing poetry and giving surprises to family and friends. Jenny also enjoyed spreading the Christmas spirit, and dressed up as one of Santa’s elves for people in the community and for the people at the cancer center. Jenny loved her family and friends. She was a great mother, daughter, sister and friend who will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved her.

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