Obituaries

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Derald D. Gast

It is with great sadness that the family of Derald D. Gast I announces his passing on Monday, June 11, 2018, at the age of 82.

Derald was born April 21, 1936, to Hugo and Ruby (Dickow) Gast in Shawano, and lived there the majority of his life. He attended Shawano High School, and after high school he worked for his uncle, Jim Darrow, laying carpet. In July 1960, Derald became the first hire for a business owned by Bill and Rachel Olson. Little did he know at the time it would turn into his place of employment for nearly 40 years, where he developed many lifelong friendships. He retired from working for Owens/Heritage Veneered Products in 2001.

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Helen A. Geiss

Helen A. Geiss, 97, of Clintonville, passed away peacefully on Thursday, June 14, 2018, at her son’s home in Seymour.

The Eberhardt-Stevenson Funeral Home and Crematory, Clintonville, is assisting the family with the arrangements.

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Merritt K. Schmidt

Merritt Keith Schmidt, 77, of Gresham, passed away at his home on Tuesday, June 12, 2018. Merritt was born on July 27, 1940, in the Town of Seneca, the son of the late Eldor and Sarah (Heins) Schmidt. On Dec. 29, 1973, in Antigo, Merritt was united in marriage to Janice Fronek. The two were later sealed in the Provo Temple for time and all eternity. His love for cats included watching and feeding them. He was especially fond of two felines, Mindy, his outdoor cat, and Spooky, his indoor cat. Spooky always managed to find a place between Merritt’s knees when he went to bed. Merritt enjoyed watching the birds and deer. He also liked watching the trains pass by and thoroughly enjoyed rides on the Laona and Spooner runs. Merritt was a member of the Gresham Lions Club and was seen proudly throwing out candy during the Fourth of July parade. He was a big fan of basketball, loved attending the games and was proud of being the Booster Club Fan of the Year.

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Lyle M. Kreier

Lyle Milo Kreier, 74, of Keshena, passed away at his home on Monday, June 11, 2018. Lyle was born on June 15, 1943, in Poynette, son of the late Milo and Belle (Oehlert) Kreier. He served our country by entering the United States Navy in 1961, working as a machinist until his honorable discharge in 1963. Lyle liked working on small engines and was an enthusiastic model plane and train hobbyist. More than anything, he loved spending time with his family.

Survivors include his wife, Myrtle; two children, Lynn Kreier and Larry (Terri) Kreier; three grandchildren, Sebastian Lincoln, Justin Kreier and Alicia Kreier; and two sisters, Adelle Hughes and Lois Yonkee.

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Duane C. Hess

Duane C. Hess, 73, of Bowler, died unexpectedly on Tuesday, June 12, 2018, at his home.

He was born on Dec. 13, 1944, in Tomahawk, the son of the late Carl and Joan (Shelley) Hess.

On Feb. 23, 1972, Duane was united in marriage to Cherryl Evans. She preceded him in death on Oct. 13, 2012.

Duane farmed in north-central Wisconsin for many years. He was a very talented wood worker and enjoyed gardening.

Survivors include eight children, Rick (Chris) Rotzoll, of Port Charlotte, Florida, Susan (Tim) Rotzoll-Hovendick, of Marshfield, Diane (Kris) Lahren, of Mosinee, McGoo (Charity) Hess, of Mattoon, Clint (Tracy) Hess, of Winneconne, Heidi (Demetrius) Williams, of Green Bay, Matt (Heather) Hess, of Baraboo, and Andy (Katie) Hess, of Green Bay; 20 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; two sisters, Sharon (Tom) Lott, of Antigo, and Carla Welch, of North Carolina; and many nieces and nephews.

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Merritt K. Schmidt

Merritt Keith Schmidt, 77, of Gresham, passed away on Tuesday, June 12, 2018, at his home.

Arrangements are pending with Swedberg Funeral Home in Shawano.

www.swedbergfuneralhome.com

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Derald D. Gast

Derald D. Gast, age 82, of Shawano, passed away Monday evening, June 11, 2018, at his home.

Funeral service arrangements are pending and will be announced Thursday.

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

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13
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Gloria J. Sell

Gloria Jean Sell, 68, formerly of Peshtigo, passed away June 10, 2018, at her home in Green Bay. Born Jan. 12, 1950, in Menominee, Michigan, she was raised by her adopted parents, the late LeRoy and Laura Hopkins. April 13, 1974, she married her love, Myron F. Sell, and he preceded her in death Dec. 26, 2012. In June 1981, she met her birth mother, Dorothy (McMahon) Wood, and her birth family.

Gloria was an apartment manager for 15 years in Texas, then a manager for the Dollar Store in Shawano for three years and most recently as a babysitter extraordinaire otherwise known to her many kids as “Grandma Glo” for 18 years.

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Makai Matthew Albrecht “Ceexjii Ska”

Makai M. Albrecht, 12, of Bowler, was born to eternal life on Thursday, June 7, 2018, in Green Bay, surround by his family. Makai was born in Antigo on Aug. 2, 2005, the son of Shane Albrecht and Correne Roth. When he was 2, his family moved to Montana, returning to Wisconsin when he was 6. Makai played hard and lived life to the fullest. He enjoyed little boy activities, trucks, riding bikes, as well as trying to keep his big sister in line, swimming by the lake, especially Jack’s Dock at Flathead Lake – Elmo, Montana – until his diagnosis of X-ALD. He was baptized into the Native American Church-Wittenberg Chapter and received his spiritual name, Ceexjii Ska, meaning White Buffalo. Makai was an innocent, lovable, strong and courageous young man and was the family’s “Super Hero.”

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Virginia M. Piehl

Virginia M. Piehl, 89, of the Township of Larrabee, passed away peacefully on Saturday, June 9, 2018, at Living Tree Estates in Greenville.

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

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