Obituaries

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Rose Wagner

Rose “Marie” Wagner, 86, Green Bay, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2019. She was born on May 25, 1932, in Shawano to Clyde and Agnes (Baumgartner) Clayton.

On May 3, 1954, Rose married Thomas R. Wagner. She loved watching Packers and Brewers games.

Survivors include her six sons, Don (Lori) Wagner, Dan Wagner, Russ (Theresa) Wagner, Rick (Kate) Wagner, Lewis (Lori) Wagner and Paul Wagner; 10 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Sally (Don) Braatz and Edie Raddant.

She was preceded in death by her husband and two grandsons, Josh Wagner and Paul Thomas Wagner Jr.

Visitation will be held at Blaney Funeral Home, 1521 Shawano Ave., Green Bay, from 10 a.m. to noon Friday, Jan. 11, followed by the funeral service. Burial will be in Fort Howard Memorial Park.

To send online condolences, please go to www.BlaneyFuneralHome.com.

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William J. Ejnik

William J. Ejnik, 78, of Gresham, passed away on Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2019 in Shawano. William was born in Brown County on Sept. 20, 1940, the son of the late Walter and Harriett (Bahrwig) Ejnik. On Nov. 12, 1960, William was united in marriage to Moria Hussin in Suamico. In 1970, the couple moved to the Gresham area where they owned and operated a dairy farm. In his free time, William enjoyed hunting, fishing, bowling, softball and playing cards.

William is survived by his wife, Moria; their four sons, Tom, of Shawano, Robert (Annette), of Gresham, Steve (Trish), of Minnesota and John (Sara), of Whitewater; 10 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren. He is further survived by two sisters, Marilyn VanLanen and Florence Mulloy, both of Green Bay; and one sister-in-law, Diane Ejnik, of Suamico.

He was preceded in death by two great-grandchildren, Lexus and Braxton; his parents; and two brothers, Tom and Gerald.

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Elaine E. Kohls

Elaine E. (Barkhaus) Kohls, 94, Fond du Lac and formerly of Gillett, was born December 4, 1924 in Bonduel, WI to Albert and Adela (Graf) Barkhaus. She passed on to the Lord on January 3, 2019.

Elaine attended St. Paul Lutheran School and graduated salutatorian from Bonduel High School. She attended business college in Green Bay and worked at a bank and Dehn’s Ice Cream in Bonduel. She met Oscar Kohls at a wedding dance and swept him off his feet. They were married for 59 years before his passing. They had three children as they worked one of the largest dairy farms in Oconto County in the 1950s and ’60s. Elaine was Gillett Town clerk for 10 years. She was devoted to her faith in the Lord and was privileged to be the first woman member of the church council at Immanuel Lutheran Church. She was active in LWML and Ladies Aid, as well as Homemakers and other volunteer activities.

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Marjorie A. Ainsworth

Marjorie A. “Margie” Ainsworth, 89, of Bonduel, passed away Thursday, Jan. 3, 2019.

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Jeffrey R. Mitchell

Jeffrey R. “Mitch” Mitchell, 67, died suddenly Monday, Dec. 31, 2018, at his home in Tilleda.

Jeff was born on April 8, 1951, in Clintonville as the son of the late Merlin and Gladys (Wendt) Mitchell. He lived most of his life in the Clintonville area until the late 1980s when he moved to his present home in Tilleda. Jeff graduated from Clintonville High School in 1969 and worked at Torborg’s Clintonville Lumber until his retirement. He enjoyed hunting and fishing, especially his Canadian fishing trips. Jeff also enjoyed taking road trips to see various sites around the state.

Survivors include his sister, Kay (Keith) Kemp, Menasha; brother, Patrick (Connie) Mitchell, Clintonville; three nieces, Nicole (John) Burkhart, Sara (Ryan) Messner and Casey (Kyle) Rosenberg; two nephews: Steven (fiance Keri Klotzbuecher) Mitchell and Andy (Ashley) Kemp; and great-nieces and great-nephews.

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Jessie L. James

Jessie Lynn James, 45, of Keshena, started her spiritual journey home on Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2019, at Sauk Prairie Hospital in Sauk City.

Jessie was born March 25, 1973, in Shawano to Gordon and Leone (Wilber) James. She attended Menominee Indian High School. Jessie was proud of being a CNA and worked many years helping patients at nursing homes and in their homes. She enjoyed the outdoors — fishing, camping, cutting fire wood, picking ginseng with her soulmate, Joe Peters, and riding on the backwood roads. She also enjoyed playing bingo and cards (especially cribbage) and was an avid pool shooter. Above all, Jessie loved spending time with her grandchildren.

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Diane J. Sleger

Diane June (Otto) Sleger, 85, went to Heaven on Dec. 30, 2018, after a year of medical challenges. Born on July 3, 1933, she was the oldest child of Harry and Mabel (Grosskopf) Otto of rural Gresham. Diane was married 65 years to Edward J. Sleger Jr., a math and physics teacher at Kewaskum High School, whom she married Aug. 19, 1953. They lived in rural Kewaskum, for 54 years and recently resided at Kettle Moraine Gardens in Kewaskum.

Together, Diane and Ed raised 10 children, Edward J. III (Patty), Helena Joy Kaiser, Jonathon (Val), Mark, Constance (Scott Giles), Renee (Daniel Boehm, deceased), David (Karen, deceased), Patricia, Robert, and Mary (John Murphy).

Diane loved babies and enjoyed family gatherings with her 16 grandchildren, Emily and Annie, Joshua Kaiser, Hannah, Gareth, and Aaron, Clair and Andy, David Boehm, Maggie, Kate, Anne, June, and Frannie, and Grace and Jack Murphy; and three great-grandchildren, Isabella, Wyatt and Isabelle.

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Kirk Alton Konke

Kirk Alton Konkel, age 74, passed away Dec. 14 unexpectedly at his home in Portage. Kirk was born Aug. 27, 1944, in Shawano, son of the late Alfred and Phyllis Konkel. He graduated with a B.S. in civil engineering from University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1967 and then joined the state Department of Transportation and worked there for 36 years, primarily in the highway division. Kirk’s tenure at the Department of Transportation included many years as district area supervisor responsible for the budgeting and maintenance of the State Highway system in Dane, Columbia, Dodge and Sauk Counties.

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Phyllis D. Ziemer

A memorial service for Phyllis D. Ziemer will be held on Saturday, Jan. 5, 2019, at 11 a.m. at Mickelson Funeral Service in Shawano. Pastor Ron Raddatz will officiate. Visitation will begin at the funeral home at 10 a.m. and continue until the hour of service. Burial will take place in Woodlawn Cemetery in Shawano.

Mickelson Funeral & Cremation Service of Shawano is assisting the family with arrangements. Please share online condolences at www.mickelsonfs.com.

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Reuben Schaetzel

Reuben Elmer Schaetzel, 95, of Shawano, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, Dec. 26, 2018. Reuben was born in Germantown on May 29, 1923, the son of the late Arthur and Esther (Fraederich) Schaetzel. After meeting Betty Lee at a harvest dance, he married her on Oct. 18, 1947. She preceded him in death in 2007.
Reuben was proud to have served in the United States Army during World War II, in General George S. Patton’s 3rd Army, 701st Tank Battalion. As a tank driver, he helped to liberate the town of Pilsen, Czechoslovakia, and was able to return to Pilsen twice; recently, to celebrate and be honored as part of their yearly Liberation Festival. He also participated in an honor flight to Washington, D.C., to visit the World War II Memorial.

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