Obituaries

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Lois C. Smith

Lois Claire Archbold Smith died peacefully in her sleep on Oct. 13, 2018, in Wausau. Lois’ life and legacy are marked by her three passions in life: family, art and community.

Thu
18
Oct

Gary R. Effenberger

Gary R. Effenberger, 60, of Shawano, passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday evening, Oct. 16, 2018, at St. Clare’s Hospital in Weston.

Wed
17
Oct

Emil Vandermause

Emil Vandermause, 95, OF Oconto Falls, passed away on Oct. 14, 2018.

Emil was born Oct. 25, 1922, in Kewaunee County to the late Frank and Emma (Blatcsky) Vandermause. He married Gladys Kinnard on May 28, 1946, at St. Peter’s Catholic Church in the Town of Lincoln.

Emil graduated from Algoma High School in 1940 and went on to attend Door/Kewaunee Normal School for two years. He taught at a one-room school, Four Corners School, north of Brussels. In 1944, he was drafted into the Army and did his basic training at Fort Knox, Kentucky. He was sent overseas to the European Theater of World War II, where he joined the 10th Armored Division serving in France, Belgium and Germany. He spent two years overseas during the war.

Wed
17
Oct

June C. Braun

June C. Braun, 97, Oconto Falls, went to be with Jesus early Sunday morning, Oct. 14, 2018, at Atrium Post Acute Care of Oconto Falls with her family present. The youngest of 10 children of Charles and Mary (Nelson) Gilbertson was born Jan. 7, 1921 in the Town of Gillett and grew up there on the family farm and was confirmed at Bethel Lutheran Church. She moved with her parents to Oconto Falls in the eighth grade.

On Sept. 10, 1938, she married Herbert Braun at St. Jacobs Lutheran Church in Oconto Falls. The couple made their home in Oconto Falls, where they raised three daughters. June was always supportive and dedicated to both her children and grandchildren’s education and activities. As one of the most continuous and active members of Grace Lutheran Church, she stayed involved in numerous ways as her Christian faith was very important to her. She was also very involved on the election board. June enjoyed flower gardening, music and writing prose and poetry.

Wed
17
Oct

Marilyn M. Szutkowski

Marilyn M. Szutkowski, 88, of Eland, passed away on Sunday, Oct. 14, 2018, at the Homme Home of Wittenberg under the care of Aspirus Comfort Care and Hospice Services, Wausau.

Marilyn was born on July 13, 1930, in Cudahy, the daughter of the late Leo Hoppe Sr. and Rose (Trzebiatowski) Hoppe. On Sept. 27, 1947, she married Leo (Elroy) Szutkowski at St. William Catholic Church in Eland. He preceded her in death on Feb. 15, 2009.

Wed
17
Oct

Louis E. Johnson

Louis E. Johnson, 84, of Tigerton, passed away Saturday, Oct. 13, 2018, at The Pines Post-Acute Care, Clintonville.

Beil-Didier Funeral Home, Tigerton, is assisting the family.

Wed
17
Oct

John A. Lemke

John A. Lemke, 76, passed away peacefully on Friday, Oct. 12, 2018, at Cherry Meadows in Appleton, surrounded by his family. John was born on Sept. 1, 1942, to Marvin and Beatrice (Riemer) Lemke in Shawano.

John was united in marriage to Lois Hinkfuss on Sept. 19, 1964. John was employed as a steamfitter by August Winters and Sons for 45 years, retiring in 2006. In 1972, John and Lois purchased a hobby farm and moved to Black Creek. John enjoyed farming, bowling and traveling around the United States with Farmers on the Bum. John also enjoyed working on countless projects with his children.

Wed
17
Oct

William C. Wilke

William C. Wilke, 88, a resident of the Village of Mishicot, entered into eternal rest Saturday, Oct. 13, 2018, at the Aurora BayCare Medical Center in Green Bay surrounded by his loving family. Bill was born Dec. 27, 1929, in Shawano to the late William and Edna Zieroph Wilke. He was a graduate of the Gillett High School. Bill served his country in the United States Army during the Korean Conflict. He was a commercial artist his entire life, and he also owned and operated Ad Innovations, which was an advertising agency. He was a professional baseball player for the New York Yankees. Bill was an avid Green Bay Packers and Chicago Cubs fan. He enjoyed going fishing, polka music and doing water colors. Bill also enjoyed being with people and making them feel happy and comfortable.

Wed
17
Oct

Pearl Kasten

Pearl Kasten, of Shawano, died Saturday, Oct. 13, 2018, at The Bay at Eastview in Antigo. She was 73 years old. She was born on Dec. 7, 1944, in Antigo, a daughter of Otto and Ethel (Schabell) Brennecke. She married Roger Kasten on Dec. 7, 1964, at Dubuque, Iowa. He survives.

She was a graduate of Antigo High School.

Pearl enjoyed sewing, quilting, crocheting and was a member of the Shawano Quilting Guild.

She valued time spent with her family.

Wed
17
Oct

Robert J. Kitzman Sr.

Robert “Bob” J. Kitzman Sr., 81, of Clintonville, passed away peacefully at his home with his family at his side on Friday morning, Oct. 12, 2018.

The Eberhardt-Stevenson Funeral Home & Crematory of Clintonville is assisting his family. www.eberhardtstevenson.com

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