Obituaries

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15
Dec

Phyllis D. Ziemer

Phyllis D. Ziemer, 94, formerly of Shawano, passed away peacefully on Dec. 7, 2018, under the care of Aspirus Comfort Care and Hospice Services and Rennes Health and Rehab in Weston.

Phyllis was born on Aug. 22, 1924, in Gresham, the only child of Ed and Frieda (Hohn) Peters. On Dec. 12, 1942, she was united in marriage to LaVern “Bud” Ziemer at Elias Lutheran Church in the Town of Herman. LaVern preceded her in death on Nov. 12, 2011. The couple raised two children. While Bud served in the U.S. Army at Camp Joseph Robinson, Phyllis worked in Little Rock, Arkansas. She worked as a dental assistant for Dr. Gehr in Shawano, then at Super Valu for 21 years. She and her husband enjoyed camping, traveling throughout all 50 states and Canada, and bible classes lead by Pastor Raddatz.

Fri
14
Dec

Jason Paul Marquardt

May 5, 1980 - Dec. 8, 2018

Arrangements by: The Springs Funeral Services, Colorado Springs, Colorado, www.tsfs.co

Fri
14
Dec

Charlotte M. Mehlhorn

Charlotte Minnie Mehlhorn joined her husband, Clarence, and son, Karl, in heaven on Dec. 8, 2018.

She and her twin brother Charles were born on Sept. 1, 1930, in Shawano to Amanda and Edward Gast. She married Clarence Mehlhorn on Jan. 22, 1949. They had a long, happy marriage and celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary in 2009.

In 1962 they moved to Phoenix, Arizona, with their three children, Ramona, Paul and Glen. Charlotte spent her years in Phoenix proving that she was a remarkable businesswoman. She purchased and managed a laundromat, graduated from cosmetology school, purchased and managed her own beauty salon and, finally, established Maricopa Beauty College. She set high standards and took pride in her business accomplishments and in raising her children. She found joy in being surrounded by family in their home and at the family cabin in Munds Park.

Fri
14
Dec

Brian D. Miller

Brian D. “Smilie” Miller, 57, of Gresham, passed away on Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2018, in Hillsboro. Brian was born on Oct. 15, 1961 in Milwaukee, the son of Robert and Yvonne (Ringel) Miller. Smilie graduated from Gresham High School. He served in the United States Coast Guard. On Oct. 13, 1984, he was united in marriage to Theresa Perry in Gresham. Known as the “Sun Drop Guy,” Smilie worked for Twig’s Beverage for many years, was a cook at the Bad Habit, and later worked for Reinhart’s. He enjoyed having a good time, so next time you have a drink, raise your glass and prost. Brian enjoyed gardening, cooking, watching the Packers and Brewers, and a good joke — but really mostly bad ones. He played softball in his younger years and was a member of a bowling league. Brian’s biggest blessing was his grandchildren; they were his life.

Thu
13
Dec

Lila M. Gehrke

Lila Marie (Roessler) Gehrke, 89m of Mondovi, passed away at her home on Friday, Dec. 7, 2018. She was born on Nov. 14, 1929, in LaCrosse, the daughter of John and Vernie (Dienger) Roessler. Lila was baptized at her home in LaCrosse shortly after birth by Pastor Beitz on Dec. 1, 1929. She was confirmed in the Lutheran faith at St. John’s Lutheran Church, Alma, on April 18, 1943.

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12
Dec

Raymond J. Schreiter Jr.

Raymond John Schreiter Jr., 91, Appleton, passed away Sunday, Dec. 9, 2018 at Renaissance Assisted Living in Appleton. He was born on June 16, 1927 to the late Raymond Sr. and Ethel (Bentz) Schreiter. Ray was a faithful husband and devoted father. He graduated from St. Joseph grade school and attended St. Mary’s High School. He enlisted in the Army before his junior year and served his country honorably and proudly during World War II. When discharged he worked for the Fox River Paper Co. He met his future wife, Rita Scheppler, in 1949. They were the last couple married in the old Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Appleton on April 15, 1950.

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12
Dec

Joyce Carol Pingel

Joyce Carol Pingel, 93, of Shawano, passed away on Sunday, Dec. 9, 2018, in Shawano. Born on June 5, 1925, in Gresham, she was the daughter of the late Paul and Susan (Baer) Page. She was baptized at Zion Lutheran Church in Gresham on June 21, 1925. Joyce was confirmed on June 5, 1938, at Mohican Immanuel Church in Red Springs. On Sept. 15, 1945, Joyce was united in marriage to Willis E. Pingel at St. Paul Lutheran Church-Stony Hill. Willis preceded her in death on Sept. 18, 2015. Joyce worked for the Shopper’s Guide for over 30 years. She was an active member of St. Paul Lutheran Church-Stony Hill where she volunteered with the Ladies Aid and often helped at the thrift store. Joyce enjoyed gardening and had many beautiful flower gardens through the years. In the fall, Joyce and Willis enjoyed working their roadside farmers market for friends and neighbors and during the Christmas season Joyce would make Christmas candy for friends and family.

Wed
12
Dec

Debra Jean Pamaska ‘Panashikwe’

Debra Jean “Panashikwe” Pamaska, 60, of Lawrence, Kansas, passed away on Sunday, Dec. 9, 2018, in Baldwin City. Debra was born in Keshena on Nov. 13, 1958, a daughter of the late Gerald and Mary Jane (Waukau) Pamaska. Debra is a veteran of the United States Army. She enjoyed playing bingo, watching scary movies, cooking and reading. Debra loved traveling, often taking small trips. She was a member of Big Drum. More than anything, she loved being with her family, especially her grandchildren.

Wed
12
Dec

Phyllis D. Ziemer

Phyllis D. Ziemer, 94, formerly of Shawano, passed away peacefully, early Friday morning, Dec. 7, 2018, at Rennes Health and Rehab in Weston.

Funeral arrangements are tentatively scheduled for Saturday, Jan. 5, 2019, at Mickelson Funeral and Cremation Service of Shawano. A complete obituary with updated information will be published in the Saturday, Dec. 15 edition of The Shawano Leader.

Online condolences may be shared at www.mickelsonfs.com

Sat
08
Dec

Alan J. Tauchen

Alan James Tauchen (Al), 61, of Bonduel, passed away on his birthday Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2018, in Bonduel. Born on Dec. 4, 1957, in Waupaca, he was a son of Herbert and Marlys (Cobian) Tauchen. He is a 1976 graduate of Bonduel High School. Soon after graduation, Al pursued his dream of owning and operating a dairy farm. Together with his parents and three brothers, they built up Tauchen Harmony Valley, Inc. to the successful family farm it is today. He was active on many boards, committees and community organizations, such as the Town of Hartland Board as a supervisor and past town chairman, Shawano Club, Manitowoc Mutual Insurance, chairman of the ASC, and many others.

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