Obituaries

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Estella Abrego

Estella Abrego, 67, of Embarrass, formerly of Racine, passed away early Saturday morning, Dec. 23, 2017, at her residence at Pine Manor Healthcare Center, Embarrass.

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

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Marvin A. Wissmann

Marvin A. Wissmann, 81, of the Town of Pella, Shawano County, passed away at his home Saturday afternoon, Dec. 23, 2017.

Marvin was born July 27, 1936, on the Wissmann home farm in the Town of Pella. He was the son of the late Emil and Anna (Krueger) Wissmann. Marvin drove milk truck for Oak Grove Cheese Factory in Pella for 15 years while farming the home farm. Marvin was united in marriage to Rhonda Graper on Sept. 6, 1964, at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Leopolis. Rhonda preceded her husband in death on July 24, 2009. Marvin was a member of Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Pella, where he, at one time, served on the cemetery committee. Marvin enjoyed woodworking, working with antique metal, loved to hunt, and looked forward to fishing and spearing mulleys and red horse on the Embarrass River. He was a “jack of all trades” and had the gift of gab.

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Richard L. Smith

Richard L. Smith, 76, Pulaski, died suddenly Saturday morning, Dec. 23, 2017, at his home. Dick had struggled with lung problems for the past several years. The son of the late Lyle and Muzette (Ehlers) Smith was born June 23, 1941, in Milwaukee. The family moved to Oshkosh when Dick was a young boy. He enjoyed spending time on his grandparents’ farm in Neenah. That time gave him his passion for farming. He earned his Bachelor of Dairy Science at the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1964, and then worked for six years as a federal inspector for the USDA. On June 6, 1964, he married Noreen Whitman at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Appleton. The couple had a small hobby farm in Sparta until they moved to Angelica, where they purchased a dairy farm on June 1, 1970.

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Jeffrey A. Cowden

Jeffrey A. Cowden, 59, of the Township of Pella, Shawano County, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family at his home early Saturday morning, Dec. 23, 2017.

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Alfred F. Keller

Alfred “Al” F. Keller, 97, of Clintonville, passed away early Tuesday morning, Dec. 19, 2017, at his residence at Aster Assisted Living of Clintonville.

The Eberhardt-Stevenson Funeral Home & Crematory of Clintonville is assisting his family with the arrangements.

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Donna Mae Senter

Donna Mae Senter, 74, of Shawano, passed away on Saturday, Dec. 9, 2017, at her home.

Donna was born Feb. 24, 1943, in Michigan, a daughter of the late Alfred and Betty (Moore) Johnson. She graduated from Elgin High School in Elgin, Illinois, and completed technical school in Florida. She worked as a bookkeeper for many years.

Donna was an active member of the Republican Party, volunteered at the voting polls, and was a Tupperware distributor. She will be deeply missed by her family and friends.

Survivors include her daughter, Cheryl (Tom) Anseaume; her son, Randall Schultz; her grandchildren, Arin (Reeta) Schultz, Noah Schultz and Erik Schultz; her brother, James Johnson; and her dear friend, Mary Ansell.

She was preceded in death by her parents and her former husbands, Norman Schultz and Frank Senter.

A funeral Mass for Donna will be held at a later date.

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Dec

David L. Armstrong

David Lance Armstrong, 70, of Keshena, passed away on Monday, Dec. 18, 2017, in Shawano. David was born on September 26, 1947, in Radisson to the late Lynn and Irene Nora (Carlson) Armstrong. On Jan. 3, 1995, David was united in marriage to Carol Horton in Florida. He worked in road construction and enjoyed fishing, hunting and going to the casino. David loved telling stories and spending time with his family.

David is survived by his wife, Carol; five children, Melisa (Tom) Quagon, Mechele (Joe) Bransted, Malinda (Tim) Schade, Christina (Philip) Wester and Tammy Armstrong; 14 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; three brothers, Alvin “Dick” Armstrong, Robert (Stella) Armstrong and Ron Armstrong; one sister, Alice Armstrong; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by one daughter, Carey Armstrong; his parents; and a sister, Della Armstrong.

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Delores C. Schultz

Delores C. Schultz, 88, of Shawano, formerly of Antigo, peacefully went to meet her Lord and Savior on Tuesday morning, Dec. 12, 2017.

Delores was born May 11, 1929, in Barton, near West Bend, a daughter of the late William and Mary (Inden) Koenigs. She attended school in Barton and the Girl’s Tech School in Milwaukee. She was employed in defense work during the war. On Sept. 6, 1947, Delores was united in marriage to Reinhold J. “Ron” Schultz in Milwaukee. The couple recently celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary. Early on in their marriage, Ron was in the Air Force and they lived in Texas, Colorado, New Mexico and California. Delores received letters of appreciation from commanders for assisting new military wives and participation in Unit Affairs.

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Bernice J. Vomastic

Bernice Jane Vomastic, 84, Town of Waukesha, went to her eternal home on Thursday, Dec. 14, 2017. She was born on March 14, 1933, in Shawano to Albert G. and Effie (Hammond) Rindt.

On Sept. 5, 1953, Bernice married Lawrence Vomastic at St. James Lutheran Church in Shawano. She worked at JC Penney’s and Montgomery Ward in the catalog and jewelry departments. Bernice enjoyed bowling, traveling, making ceramics, cooking — especially spaghetti and throwing it on the wall to make sure it was ready — taking family trips to Minocqua, and creating fond memories with family and friends. She loved her grandchildren dearly.

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Deloris R. Engel

Deloris Rose Engel, 84, of Shawano, went to be with her Lord on Saturday, Dec. 16, 2017, after suffering from Alzheimer’s. Deloris was born on Nov. 12, 1933, in the Town of Dupont in Waupaca County to the late Donald and Amanda (Suehring) Briske. She was a certified nurse’s aide and worked at Birch Hill Health Care Center until her retirement in 1995. Deloris was a member of St. James Lutheran Church in Shawano and enjoyed bowling, flower gardening, traveling, fishing and dancing. She also enjoyed baking and cooking, especially on the Weber grill, and loved spending time with her family.

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