Obituaries

Thu
04
Oct

Joan F. Emerson

Joan F. Emerson, 85, of Shawano, passed away peacefully at home under the loving care of her daughter, Lynn, and ThedaCare at Home Hospice on Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2018.

Joan was born May 4, 1933, in Clintonville, a daughter of the late George and May (Geise) Jackson. She attended elementary school in Clintonville and later attended Ashland High School. On May 6, 1950, she was united in marriage to John S. Emerson. The couple lived in various communities throughout Wisconsin before settling in Shawano in 1958, where they raised their five children.

Thu
04
Oct

Donald Aggen

Donald Aggen, 91, of Wittenberg, died on Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2018, at Rennes Health and Rehab in Weston. Funeral arrangements are pending at Schmidt & Schulta Funeral Home, Wittenberg.

Tue
02
Oct

Lenice M. Brunson

Lenice “Lennie” M. Brunson, 86, Green Bay, passed away on Friday, Sept. 28, 2018. She was born on April 22, 1932, in Dubuque, Iowa, to the late Clarence and Mary (Speak) Williams. On June 4, 1951, she married Richard Brunson in Eau Claire.

Lennie was employed by Northeast Wisconsin Technical College, where she taught crocheting classes for over 25 years. She was an active member of Ss. Edward and Isidore Catholic Church, where she served in the kitchen, helped with fundraisers and participated with the altar rosary.

She is survived by two daughters, Catherine (Richard) Bartels, of Peshtigo, and Kimberly Brunson, of Green Bay; one grandson, Adam (Rachael) Starks; three great-grandchildren, Taylor, Carmen and Hunter; sister, Mary Joan (Jo Jo) Pickney; special friends, Mary and Mark Olson; and nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Tue
02
Oct

Frances ‘Jeannie’ Margaret Pyawasay

Frances “Jeannie” Margaret Pyawasay, 87, of Keshena, passed away on Saturday, Sept. 29, 2018, in Shawano. Jeannie was born in Keshena on Feb. 21, 1931, daughter of the late Henry and Grace (Grignon) Martin. On Dec. 31, 1949, Jeannie was united in marriage to Glenn George Pyawasay in Keshena. George preceded her in death on June 10, 2001. Jeannie lived in the Keshena area all her life and was a member of St. Michael Catholic Church. She was a Green Bay Packer fan and enjoyed making Nanapun bread and God’s eyes.

Tue
02
Oct

Mae L. Krueger

Mae Lucille Krueger, 92, of Shawano, passed away early Friday morning, Sept. 28, 2018, at Shawano Health Service.

Mae was born July 5, 1926, in Shawano, a daughter of the late Gust and Leona (Peterman) Moede. She graduated from Shawano High School. On Aug. 2, 1947, she was united in marriage to Carl Krueger. He preceded her in death in October 2011. Mae was a bookkeeper for Coca-Cola for several years. She enjoyed gardening, farming and sewing in her free time. She was a longtime member of St. James Lutheran Church in Shawano. Mae didn’t want her obituary to list her life. Whatever she did was for her Lord and Master, and that’s all that mattered to her.

Tue
02
Oct

Jean A. Sambs

Jean A. Sambs, 88, of Tigerton, passed away Saturday, Sept. 29, 2018, at Marshfield Medical Center.

Jean Ann Sambs was born on Feb. 15, 1930, in Tigerton to Frank and Lena (Westphal) Sambs. In 1947, she graduated from Tigerton High School and remained a lifelong Tigerton resident. Jean worked part-time at Gauthier’s Red Owl and the Tigerton Library for a short time. In 1952, she started working in the office at the Tigerton Hospital and Clinic until 1974. Jean continued her employment at the Tigerton Clinic working in many capacities as secretary, office manager and administrator until her retirement in 1995.

Jean was an active member of St. Anthony’s Catholic Church, Tigerton, where she volunteered on numerous committees and projects. Jean taught religious education, took care of the church environment, cared for the flowers outside and inside of church, currently served on the Worship Committee and sang in the choir for over 75 years.

Sat
29
Sep

Bonita P. ‘Bonnie’ Soufal

Bonita P. “Bonnie” Soufal, 81, of Shawano, passed away on Thursday, Sept. 27, 2018, in Shawano. Bonnie was born in Clintonville on March 16, 1937, a daughter of the late Francis and Esther (Koehler) Jozwiak. On June 8, 1957, Bonita was united in marriage to Patrick John Soufal in Clintonville. Pat preceded her in death on Nov. 15, 2016. Bonnie enjoyed watching the Packers, Brewers and Badgers. She loved putting puzzles together as well as watching the birds and was especially fond of cardinals. More than anything, Bonnie loved her family. She showed her love to those dear to her with the “I love you” gesture and the occasional fist bump.

Sat
29
Sep

Wesley M. Janelle

Wesley “Wes” M. Janelle, 38, of the Town of Belle Plaine, formerly of Green Bay, passed away suddenly of natural causes at his home Friday morning, Sept. 21, 2018.

A celebration of Wes’ life will begin at noon on Sunday, Oct. 14, 2018, at Mickster’s Pub and Grill, N2754 County Road Y, Cloverleaf Lakes.

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

Sat
29
Sep

Mae L. Krueger

Mae Lucille Krueger, 92, of Shawano, passed away early Friday morning, Sept. 28, 2018, at Shawano Health Service.

Funeral service arrangements are pending.

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

Sat
29
Sep

William Pierce

William (Bill) Pierce, 82, of Shawano, passed away on Sept. 22, 2018.

Bill served his country in the U.S. Air Force for 20 years. He wore his U.S. Air Force Retired hat proudly.

He is survived by his wife, Joan. They were high school sweethearts who reunited at their 35-year Sheboygan Falls High School reunion and spent 30 beautiful years together.

Bill and Joan blended a family of eight children. From Colorado, Larry Pierce. From Texas, Lori Santiago and Kathy (and Dan) Mitchell. From Wisconsin, Char (and Dennis) DeCoster, Steve (and Cindy) Nysse, Cheryl (and Dean Gardner) Nysse, Gayle (and Paul) Voss, and Carolyn (and Kim) Heindel. They have 14 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Bill is also survived by his brother, John Pierce, from Minnesota.

The family celebrated Bill’s life in a private gathering. He will also be honored with a military tribute in the spring.

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