Obituaries

Wed
20
Jan

Gerald F. Hawpetoss

Gerald “Jerry” Francis Hawpetoss, 63, of Neopit, passed away on Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2016.

Jerry was born in Keshena on Oct. 31, 1952, son of the late Samuel and Frances (Matchapatow) Hawpetoss Sr. He was a dedicated member of the Big Drum religion throughout his life.

Jerry was a unique and powerful champion traditional dancer, well known throughout Indian country. In 1992 he received the NEA National Heritage Fellowship Award as an outstanding traditional moccasin maker, a master of bead work and feather work, as well as a maker of traditional Menominee dance regalia. He also enjoyed being a cultural educator, teaching the Menominee language, drumming and singing at the Menominee Indian School District, the Indian Community School in Milwaukee and the Circle of Nations School in Wahpeton, North Dakota.

Tue
19
Jan

Renaldo C. Lillo

Renaldo Calvin “Sonny” Lillo, 78, of Bonduel, passed away on Jan. 18, 2016, in Green Bay.

Renaldo was born on Nov. 1, 1937, in Pennington County, Minnesota, the son of the late Herman and Elsie (Wichterman) Lillo. On Jan. 15, 1962, he was united in marriage to Betty DeBoer in South Dakota. She preceded him in death on April 26, 1990.

Renaldo was united in marriage to Arlene (Taylor) Gilbertson on Oct. 6, 1990, at St. Martin Catholic Church in Cecil. He was a member of the Disabled American Veterans and the Gillett American Legion Post 300. He enjoyed traveling, dancing, four-wheeling, going for walks, and singing.

Renaldo was a positive man with a great outlook on life and lived life to its fullest. The most important thing to Renaldo was spending time with his family.

Tue
19
Jan

Herbert A. Chambers Jr.

Herbert “Herbie” Anthony Chambers Jr., 73, of Shawano, passed away peacefully in the early morning of Jan. 18, 2016, after a short, courageous battle with cancer.

Herb was born in Shawano on May 3, 1942, the only child of the late Herbert Sr. and Mary Mercedes (Hagen) Chambers. He graduated from Shawano High School, furthering his education in Chicago.

Herb was united in marriage to Carol Braatz on Jan. 11, 1964. They welcomed their beloved first daughter, Dawn, a year later. Many, many years later their second daughter, Jodi, arrived.

Tue
19
Jan

Clara A. Post

Clara Augusta Post, 94, of Shawano, passed away on Saturday, Jan. 16, 2016.

Clara was born in Cheboygan, Michigan, on Nov. 14, 1921, the daughter of the late Rev. Chris C. and Louise (Schultz) Domke. She graduated from Bowler High School in 1941. On Sept. 12, 1941, she was united in marriage to Walter Post. They lived on the home farm in the town of Herman where their daughter, Charlotte Jahnke, was born.

Clara was an active member of Elias Lutheran Church and was involved in various church organizations. She was a former 4-H leader and enjoyed singing with Sweet Adelines and Song Birds of Shawano.

She is survived by her grandchildren, Jon (Lynette) Richards, of Shawano, Dave (Kelly) Richards, of Shawano, and Chris Richards, of Honolulu, Hawaii; eight great-grandchildren and one great-great-granddaughter; and many nieces and nephews.

Tue
19
Jan

Lucy Bowersock

Lucy Beth Christine Bowersock (Hass), 76, of Gresham, passed away on Monday, Jan. 18, 2016, at Appleton Medical Center.

Lucy was born on May 29, 1939, in Bowler, to Otto and Roberta (Lamb) Hass, who preceded her in death. After graduating from Bowler High School, Lucy was employed by American Appraisal in Milwaukee. On Nov. 29, 1958, Lucy was united in marriage to Fred Bowersock. Although she worked various other jobs in her lifetime, she was a homemaker who successfully raised four children and had a significant impact in raising all of her grandchildren. In her free time, she loved spending time in her garden and watching the birds. She also enjoyed going on adventures with her daughter, Susan, sipping hot coffee while doing puzzles or reading, painting bird houses, and treasuring her pets and family. She was a pillar of support in her family and will be dearly missed.

Tue
19
Jan

Antone Nickodem

Antone “Tony” Nickodem, 94, of Loon Lake, Shawano, passed away peacefully at his home on Sunday, Jan. 17, 2016.

In keeping with his wishes, a private family service to remember and celebrate the life of Tony will be held.

Mickelson Funeral & Cremation Service of Shawano is assisting the family with arrangements.

Please share online condolences at www.mickelsonfs.com.

The family thanks ThedaCare at Home Hospice for the care Tony received during his illness.

Tue
19
Jan

Carmen L. Schultz

Carmen Lucille Schultz, 87, of Shawano, passed away on Saturday, Jan. 16, 2016, in Shawano.

Carmen was born on July 19, 1928, in the town of Weston to the late Herman and Josephine (Guzman) Reger. On Dec. 21, 1974, Carmen was united in marriage to Howard J. Schultz in Schofield. Howard and Carmen lived in the Schofield area until 1990 when they moved to Watersmeet, Michigan, where they resided until moving to the Shawano area in 2001.

In her free time, Carmen enjoyed nature photography and making ceramics. She was a member of St. John Lutheran Church-Hermansfort.

Carmen is survived by her husband of 41 years, Howard; three stepchildren, Jeffrey (Diane) Schultz, of Milwaukee, Bonnie (Lon) Mosbrucker, of Green Bay, and Lisa (Vincent) Angel, of Oshkosh; three stepgrandchildren, Ian Mosbrucker, Nicole Mosbrucker and Isabel Angel; as well as by her sister, Barbara Reger, of Schofield.

She was preceded in death by her parents and her brother, Eugene.

Tue
19
Jan

David M. Tousey

David Marshall Tousey, 63, of Waupun, passed away on Jan. 15, 2016, in Fond du Lac.

David was born on June 1, 1952, on the Stockbridge-Munsee Reservation to the late Milton Francis and Ozelda “Dootie” (Ninham) Tousey. David attended the Bowler schools and went on to earn a bachelor’s degree in history from the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point in 1974. He worked for the state of Wisconsin and retired after 28 years of service.

David is survived by his wife, Audrey Hull Tousey; two stepchildren, Tim Salzman and Suzanne (Mike) Pluim, both of Waupun; four grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; brothers and sisters, Milton Charles (Barbara) Tousey, of Galena, Illinois, Eileen Tousey Graham, of Rainbow City, Alabama, Janet (Kurt) Tousey Bruegl, of Suring, Arnold Earl (Diana) Tousey, of Bowler, and Cheri (Dennis) Tousey Bruegl, of Bonduel.

He was preceded in death by a great-granddaughter, Addison Kay TerBeest; his parents; and a brother, Leo Floyd Tousey.

Mon
18
Jan

Walter E. Schardt Jr.

Walter E. “Wally” Schardt Jr., 75, of Shawano, went to his Eternal Home on Saturday morning, Jan. 16, 2016, at Evergreen Care Center, with his family by his side.

Wally was born on Oct. 17, 1940, in Shawano, a son of the late Walter H. Sr. and Louise (Jesse) Schardt. He attended the Shawano schools, graduating from Shawano High School in 1958. Following high school, Wally became a Shawano County sheriff’s deputy. He served with the sheriff’s department, and later went to work with the Shawano Police Department. He was then elected sheriff of Shawano County, serving for eight years.

Fri
15
Jan

Sandra L. Rondorf

Sandra L. Rondorf, nee Willkomm, passed away on Thursday, Jan. 14, 2016, at the Cedar Lake Health and Rehabilitation Center at the age of 68 years. She was born on March 30, 1947, in West Bend to the late LeRoy and Joyce (nee Gahagan) Willkomm.

Sandra attended Holy Angels Grade School and later graduated from West Bend High School with the Class of 1965. On April 6, 1968, she was united in marriage to Dennis M. Rondorf at Holy Angels Catholic Church. For many years, she worked as an administrative assistant for various offices, including the City of West Bend Park and Recreation Department and later the Wisconsin Department of Corrections Probation and Parole division.

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