Obituaries

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Jerry Carley

Jerry Carley, 68, died at ThedaCare Medical Center-Shawano on Dec. 28, 2017.

He was born March 12, 1949, in Antigo, son of the late Gilbert and Murial (Warner) Carley. He married Georgia Berndt on April 27, 1968, and she survives.

Jerry graduated from Antigo High School. He resided in Neenah and worked at the paper mill for many years until moving to Shawano. He enjoyed his post-career employment at Qualheim’s True Value.

He was an avid sportsman, and he enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping and spending time at his cabin with family and friends. He also liked attending the Hodag Festival, and did stock car racing for many years.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by a daughter, Kerri (Jamie) Piller, of Rothschild; a sister, Janice Carley Schultz, of Washington; a brother, Ron (Brian) Carley, of Antigo; four grandchildren, Heather, Kim, Morgan, and David; seven great-grandchildren; seven sisters-in-law; a brother-in-law; and many nieces and nephews.

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30
Dec

Virginia “Jinx” Campbell Harvey

Virginia “Jinx” Campbell Harvey, 88, passed away on Dec. 24, 2017, at Monarch Meadows, North Mankato, Minnesota. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 6, 2018, at Belgrade United Methodist Church in North Mankato. Visitation will be at 1 p.m.

Jinx was born Sept. 12, 1929, in Rockford, Illinois, and also lived in Cleveland, Ohio, and New Rochelle, New York. She was married to Thomas Harvey for 30 years, and they raised six children in several different cities including Rockford, Illinois, and Shawano. She worked as a bookkeeper in their oil company business. She then moved to Green Bay and worked at Fort Howard Paper Company in customer service. Once retired, she lived in La Quinta, California, and Madison Lake, Minnesota. She loved socializing and being with her family at the lake in Waupaca. She volunteered and loved to travel, knit and read.

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30
Dec

Roger E. Miller

Roger E. Miller, 65, of Bowler, passed away on Friday, Dec. 29, 2017 in Antigo.

Arrangements are pending with Swedberg Funeral Home.

www.swedbergfuneralhome.com

Fri
29
Dec

Herman Wasmund

Herman Wasmund, 85, of Gillett, passed away on Thursday, Dec. 28, 2017, in De Pere.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 1, 2018, at Immanuel Lutheran Church in White Clay Lake with the Rev. Steven Pockat officiating. Military Honors will be conducted by the Gillett American Legion Post 300 and the Gillett VFW Post 8314. Visitation will be held on Monday at the church from 11 a.m. until the time of the service.

A full obituary will be published in Saturday’s paper.

Swedberg Zastrow Funeral Home is assisting the family with the arrangements.

www.swedbergfuneralhome.com

Fri
29
Dec

Diane K. Whealon

“It’s not the size of the dog in the fight, it’s the size of the fight in the dog.” Mark Twain

Diana Kay Whealon (née Sorenson), 60, of Shawano, passed away on Christmas Eve, Dec. 24, 2017, after a long, two-year battle with bile duct cancer.

Diana fought until the end and was surrounded by her husband Ed and her mother and father, Janis (née Worden) and Douglas Sorenson, along with her sisters, Tamara Leigh Oda, of Cedarburg, Vicki (Todd) Styka, of Manitowoc, and brother Derrick Sorenson, of Oconomowoc, at her childhood home in Cedarburg. Diana is finally pain free and embraced by our Lord, survived by her many nieces and nephews, and welcomed into heaven by her father-in-law Dr. Jack Whealon, grandparents Otis and Sylvia (née Peterson) Worden and others who went before her.

Thu
28
Dec

Diane K. Whealon

“It’s not the size of the dog in the fight, it’s the size of the fight in the dog.” Mark Twain

Diana Kay Whealon (née Sorenson), 60, of Shawano, passed away on Christmas Eve, Dec. 24, 2017, after a long two-year battle with bile duct cancer.

Per Diana’s wishes, she donated her body to the Medical College of Wisconsin and a private family memorial service will be held at a later date.

A full obituary may be found online and online condolences may be left at www.eernissefuneralhome.com

Thu
28
Dec

Marjorie M. Rusch

God called our beloved mother and grandmother, Marjorie M. Rusch, home on Dec. 24, 2017, peacefully entering the arms of her Lord and Savior at 7:02 a.m.

Marjorie was born on July 5, 1922, in Shawano to the late John and Ada (Habeck) Heling. She attended school in Shawano, graduating from Shawano High School in 1940. On Oct. 23, 1947, Marge married the love of her life, Harold Rusch. Harold preceded her in death far too early on Feb. 19, 1990. Both Harold and Marge raised their children to know Jesus, leaving a legacy of love.

Thu
28
Dec

Mortes C. Kind

Mortes “Mort” C. Kind, 65, of the Township of Wescott, Shawano County, passed away Saturday, Dec. 23, 2017.

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27
Dec

Marjorie M. Rusch

Marjorie M. Rusch, 95, formerly of Shawano, was called home into the arms of her Lord and Savior on Sunday, Dec. 24, 2017, in Green Bay.

Funeral services for Marge will be held on Friday, Dec. 29, 2017, at 11 a.m. at St. James Lutheran Church of Shawano. The Rev. Dr. Timm Griffin will officiate. Relatives and friends may call at the church on Friday from 9 a.m. until the hour of service.

A full obituary will appear in the Thursday edition of the Shawano Leader.

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

Online condolences can be shared at www.mickelsonfs.com

Wed
27
Dec

Larry A. Welch

Larry Allen Welch, 76, of Clintonville, passed away on Friday, Dec. 22, 2017, in Appleton. Larry was born in Gresham on Nov. 20, 1941, the son of the late Elmer and Melinda (Williams) Welch. He is a graduate of Gresham High School. On Dec. 7, 1974, Larry was united in marriage to June Meisel-Ward, and they lived in Clintonville all their married life. He is a member of Old Stockbridge Presbyterian Church. Larry enjoyed training sled dogs and horses, as well as fishing and spending time with his family.

Larry is survived by his wife, June; five children, Diana (Ken) Jensen, Carol (Rick) Luedtke, Linda (Bill) Teske, Thomas (Nancy) Ward and Susan Ward; six grandchildren, Danielle, Reggie, Spencer, Nicole, Robby and Tyler; two great-grandchildren, Harper and Ezrah. He is further survived by his siblings, Ralph (Dawn) Welch, Aleta Pingel and Jeanette Maas; brother-in-law, Dr. Robert (Lois) Meisel; and numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

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