Obituaries

Wed
15
Aug

Richard L. Kautz Sr.

Richard Lee Kautz Sr., 77, of Wisconsin Rapids, went to be with his Lord and Savior on Saturday, Aug. 11, 2018, at Aspirus Wausau Hospital.

Services will be at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Aug. 16, 2018, at St. Luke’s Lutheran Church in Wisconsin Rapids. The Rev. Dr. Carlton Andersen and the Rev. Timothy Wenger will officiate. Military honors will be conducted. Inurnment will take place at Roseland Cemetery in Marion at a later date. Visitation will take place from 10 a.m. until the time of the service on Thursday, Aug. 16, 2018, at St. Luke’s. Herman-Taylor Funeral Home and Cremation Center is honored to be serving the Kautz Family.

Richard was born on Feb. 23, 1941, in Marion to Leo and Blanche (Nelson) Kautz. He was a graduate of Clintonville High School. He honorably served his country in the United States Army from 1959 to 1962. Richard married the love of his life, Sharon Fredrick, on Aug. 31, 1963. They were blessed with nearly 55 years together.

Wed
15
Aug

Savanna M. Christenson-Wilber

Savanna Mae Christenson-Wilber, 27, of Shawano, passed away on Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2018, at her home. Savanna was born in San Bernardino, California, on Jan. 4, 1991, the daughter of Wydell Kallies and Denelle Christenson. She lived most of her life in the Shawano area. On May 25, 2018, Savanna was united in marriage to Duane Wilber. Savanna was the supervisor of the Menominee Casino Hotel and enjoyed beadwork and cooking. She loved nothing more than being home with her love and being a mother to her 2-year-old daughter.

Sat
11
Aug

James J. Koeppen

James J. Koeppen, 70, Town of Lessor, peacefully passed away from a short illness on Aug. 4, 2018, surrounded by his family. He was born on Oct. 5, 1947, in Shawano to John and Ida (Stern) Koeppen. He graduated from Bonduel High School in 1966, having laid claim to never opening his school books after being told he didn’t have to pass his classes, but rather, he just had to show up for school every day!

James worked for Outagamie Producer’s Co-Op in Black Creek washing dairy trucks. For a short stint, James worked security at the Bonduel Pickling Co, bragging that “no pickle was ever stolen on his watch.” He had been retired for roughly 30 years.

Fri
10
Aug

Gerald L. Diemel

Gerald “Jerry” L. Diemel, 77, of Navarino passed away peacefully at his home on Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2018. He was born on March 29, to Lyle “Pappy” and Ida (Cable) Diemel. On July 3, 1965 he married Beverly Zuleger.

Jerry was a long-time resident of Navarino and could many times be seen cutting his grass or removing snow at his home on the corner. He will be remembered by his loved ones for his “goofy” sense of humor and how he would call things or people by anything but their proper name. He had a nickname for everyone he knew.

Jerry was a caregiver for his wife, Beverly, and spent long hours with her at the nursing home and taking “Grammie” for a ride to see the ducks, geese or Shawano Lake. You might also see him at the local gas station grabbing a “sodie pop.”

He enjoyed watching the Brewers, “Bucky Badger,” NASCAR races, and Barrett Jackson auction shows, and most of all his grandchildren’s sporting events as often as he could.

Wed
08
Aug

Helen M. Anderson

Helen Mae Anderson, 82, of Ripon, passed away on Sunday, Aug. 5, 2018, at Fond du Lac Lutheran Home, Fond du Lac.

Helen was born on April 30, 1936, in Bowler, the daughter of Edward and Agnes (Klitz) Beilke. She graduated from Bowler High School. Helen was a teacher at St. James Lutheran Church and School in Shawano for many years. She was a member of St. Stephen’s Lutheran Church in Rogersville. Helen enjoyed gardening and knitting, but her passion was teaching and the children she taught.

Wed
08
Aug

Judith E. Hohn

Judy Hohn, 76, of Bonduel, passed away on Aug. 5, 2018, in Shawano. She was born on March 30, 1942, in Chicago, Illinois, the daughter of the late John and Mina (Hansen) Hylander. As a young girl, she lived in Shawano, but her family later moved to Appleton, where she graduated from high school. Judy often spent time with cousins around the Gresham and Wittenberg area. On Oct. 7, 1961, she married Duane Hohn at St. James Lutheran Church in Shawano. Duane preceded her in death on April 11, 2002. The couple made their home in Bonduel, where she spent the last 50 years. Judy and her husband enjoyed many years at their “getaway trailer” up north near Mountain. While raising her family, Judy worked part-time at the Equity Livestock Cattle barns in Bonduel. She later left her job to take care of her grandchildren and great-grandchildren for the past 30 years. She enjoyed feeding the birds and squirrels as well as planting her begonias and impatiens every spring.

Wed
08
Aug

Barbara J. Hughes

Barbara J. Hughes, 80, of Shawano, passed away on Aug. 5, 2018. Barb was born in Birmingham, Alabama, on Feb. 21, 1938, a daughter of the late Clyde and Mary (Kuffskie) Abernathy. Barb met her future husband, James “Jim” Hughes on a blind date in 1956 and on June 16, 1956, they were married in Mobile, Alabama. The couple made their home on a farm in Cecil, where they raised their family. After moving off the farm, Barb worked for Snyder Drug and Pick-N-Save. She loved a good party, dancing, trips to the casino, playing cards and a Sundrop. She was a member of Immanuel Ev. Lutheran Church, White Clay Lake, where she was part of the Ladies Aid, as well as the Cecil American Legion Auxiliary. More than anything, Barb cherished her family, especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren, and loved making big meals for the family to enjoy.

Wed
08
Aug

Arthur T. ‘Tod’ Malone

Arthur Tod Malone, 62, of Bowler, passed away peacefully in his home surrounded by family on Aug. 5, 2018. Arthur Tod Malone was born on Oct. 15, 1955, in Shawano to the late Arthur and Cleo (Welch) Malone. On Aug. 22, 1997, Tod was united in marriage to Sarita Williams in Shawano. He was employed with Mohican Bingo from 1988 until 1992 and moved to North Star Casino in 1992 until 2018, for a total of 30 years in January. Tod loved listening to music; he was an Elvis fan and loved collecting LP vinyl albums. Tod enjoyed watching movies, teasing his nieces and nephews and spending time with his family.

Tod is survived by: his loving wife, Sarita Malone; his children, Cheyenne Rose Malone and Dakota Tod (Emily Norton) Malone; his brothers, Vincent, Sheldon, Roger (Annie), Randy (Kristy) and Tim (Verna); one sister, Loretta Pecore; a brother-in-law, Jim Taylor; and his godchild, Jace Price. He is further survived by numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends.

Sat
04
Aug

Shelby J. Schoenfeld

Shelby Jean Schoenfeld, 65, of Shawano, passed away on Tuesday, July 31, 2018, at the home of her daughter, Billie Jo. Shelby was born on Oct. 27, 1952, in Cecil, the daughter of the late Alois and Dorothy (Hansen) Born. On Aug. 31, 1974, Shelby was united in marriage to the late Bill Schoenfeld at Peace United Church of Christ in Shawano. She was a kind and gentle soul who loved spending time with her friends and family, and spoiling her dog, Pootie. Shelby will be greatly missed.

Shelby is survived by her children, Heather (Ben) Turrell, of Chilton, and Billie Jo (Luke) Kotecki, of Green Bay; along with 10 grandchildren, James, Jonathan, Jonah, Jillian, Joel, Jacob, Johanna, and Jessica Turrell, and Chloe and Ella Kotecki.

A memorial service for Shelby will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 11, 2018, at Faith United Church in Gillett with the Rev. John Laatsch officiating. Visitation will be held at the church from 9 a.m. until the time of the service.

Sat
04
Aug

Joyce R. Schmidt

Joyce R. Schmidt, 93, of Wittenberg, died on Thursday, Aug. 2, 2018, at the Homme Home of Wittenberg.

She was born on Nov. 7, 1924, in the town of Almon, Shawano County, the daughter of the late William and Ruth (Norton) Timm.

Joyce graduated from Wittenberg High School in 1942. She married Marvin Hoffman in September 1943. He died serving his country during World War II in February 1944. Joyce then was united in marriage to Armin Schmidt on June 14, 1947, at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Wittenberg. He preceded her in death on May 31, 2012.

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