Obituaries

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Hildegarde J. Bartz

Hildegarde J. Bartz, 100, of the Town of Belle Plaine, passed away on Monday, March 19, 2018, in Shawano following a brief illness.

Hildegarde was born Nov. 27, 1917, in the Town of DuPont, Waupaca County, a daughter of the late William and Mary (Bork) Mehlberg. She attended country schools. On Oct. 25, 1941, she was united in marriage to Elmer Bartz at St. Paul Lutheran Church in the Town of DuPont. The couple made their home on the Bartz family homestead in the Town of Belle Plaine, where they lived and farmed. Mr. Bartz preceded her in death in September 1991.

Hildegarde is a lifelong member of St. Martin Lutheran Church-Belle Plaine. She had the distinction of being the oldest living member of the church at the time of her death. She enjoyed gardening, sewing, and baking.

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Audrey M. Hoekstra

Audrey Maureen Hoekstra, 90, of Wittenberg, died on Monday, March 19, 2018, at Homme Home of Wittenberg.

She was born on June 10, 1927, in Iron Mountain, Michigan, the daughter of the late Arthur and Allie (Seifert) Neuhoff. On Aug. 8, 1947, Audrey was united in marriage to Theodore Charles Hoekstra at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Wittenberg. He preceded her in death on Feb. 22, 2007.

Audrey was a Sunday School teacher at St. Paul’s for many years. She babysat and was a Bunco club member for many years. A devoted animal lover, Audrey helped save many over the years and this was one of her greatest joys.

Survivors include two daughters, Sharon (DuWayne) Klessig and Karen (Dennis) Voelz; three grandchildren, Heather, Todd and Chad; five great-grandchildren, Simone, Gabriel, Isaac, Keliah and Bethany; sister, Phyllis Birchfield; her dogs, Emma and Gracie; and her cats, Annie, Teddy and Mitzsy.

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Adolph W. Quandt

Adolph W. Quandt, 93, of Shawano, passed away on Tuesday, March 20, 2018, in Shawano. Born on March 6, 1925, in the Town of Hartland, he was the son of the late Willie and Leona (Boettcher) Quandt. On Aug. 31, 1937, Adolph was united in marriage to Viola C. Teetzen at St. Jakobi Lutheran Church. She preceded him in death on June 26, 2010. The couple loved to travel and made to all 50 states. He is a member of Divine Savior Lutheran Church in Shawano where he was the former treasurer and a Sunday school teacher. Adolph enjoyed playing sheepshead with a few different card clubs.

Adolph is survived by his daughter, Wava Quandt, of Shawano; his son, Larry Quandt, of Luxemburg; five grandchildren, Brandon, Duston, Larry Jr., Emme, Lydia; two great-grandchildren; one brother, Eddie (Kathy) Quandt, of Green Bay; one sister, Vaniatta Brusewitz, of Bonduel; sister-in-law, Sandra Quandt, of Bonduel; and numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

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Dorothy P. Rosenberg

Dorothy Pauline Rosenberg, 98, of Shawano, passed away on Monday, March 19, 2018, at Pine Manor Nursing Home. Born in Shawano on Jan. 10, 1920, to the late William Bert and Emma (Schoenik) Hottenstein. On Sept. 3, 1938, Dorothy was united in marriage to Carl Robert Frank Rosenberg. They planted their roots in Shawano, where the couple built their home. They ran the bar in Lunds for several years in the 1970s. Her other occupations included school bus driver, laborer at the canning factory, as well as a short stint with the carnival. She was a member of Zion Lutheran Church of Shawano. She was always up for a game of cards, and loved teaching her grandchildren and great-grandchildren how to play, as well. No one ever left her home with an empty belly if she had something to say about it. She loved spending time with family and loved going to the Shawano fair every summer.

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Bertha M. Sutter

Bertha M. Sutter, 91, of Shawano, passed away on Monday, March 5, 2018, at Atrium Post Acute Care in Shawano.

Bertha was born July 12, 1926, in Springfield, Illinois, a daughter of the late Joseph and Flora (Wells) Teer. Bertha was united in marriage to Clifford Sutter at Sacred Heart Church in Springfield on Nov. 19, 1955. He preceded her in death on Feb. 9, 1992. Bertha was a good and faithful member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Shawano.

Faith and family were her passions. If you dropped by Bertha’s house, you may have found her sitting in her garage waving to her neighbors, or in her house praying the rosary, or making her world-famous mac and cheese for her grandchildren. In any instance, you would have been lovingly welcomed into her home. Her favorite moments were with her family, whether it was her immediate family or her siblings’ families when she visited Springfield for family reunions. She loved them all.

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Duane D. Moesch Jr.

Duane D. “Duke” Moesch Jr., 52, of Shawano, passed away at home on Thursday, March 15, 2018. Born on May 31, 1965, he is the son of Mitzi (Mason) Moesch and the late Duke Moesch Sr. He was born and raised in Shawano and attended Shawano schools. On July 7, 1984, he was united in marriage to Julie Hughes at Immanuel Lutheran Church, White Clay Lake. He loved his job as a truck driver, meeting new people, making new friends and seeing everything through the windshield of his rig. Duke was once told by a teacher, “Nobody will ever pay you to look out a window.” Duke said, “I proved her wrong!” He enjoyed motor cycling, vacationing with friends and Julie’s parents, dining out and socializing. Duke loved nothing more than spoiling his grandchildren and was a doting Papa.

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Evan R. Hacker

Evan R. Hacker, 55, of the Town of Wescott, passed away Saturday, March 17, 2018, at his home. Born on July 15, 1962, in Shawano, he was the son of the late Carl D. and Alice M. (Perry) Hacker and brother of the late Bruce Hacker. Evan lived his entire life in the Shawano area and was a member of St. James Lutheran Church. Evan was a graduate of Fox Valley Tech College and worked as an electrician throughout the area. Evan was kindhearted, enjoying Harley-Davidson motorcycles, Dodge muscle cars, playing pool, snowmobiling, boating, and RVing in his free time. “Evan DID IT.” He will be deeply missed by his family and friends.

Evan is survived by brother, David (Cindi) Hacker, of Jacksonville, Florida; sister, Frances (Jon) Williams, of Thorp; several cousins, nieces and nephews; girlfriend, Patty; and furry companions, Einstein and Jake.

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Janetta ‘Babe’ Smith

Janetta Mae Smith, 91, of Waupaca, passed away on Thursday, March 15, 2018, at ThedaCare Medical Center-Waupaca, under the care of hospice services.

She was born in Apple River, Illinois, on Oct. 9, 1926, to Paul and Louise (Menzemer) Smith. Janetta married Virgil William Smith in Apple River, Illinois, on Sept. 4, 1945. They celebrated their 71st wedding anniversary this past September.

Janetta graduated from the Normal Teacher’s College at University of Wisconsin-Platteville. She taught at a one-room school in rural Stockton, Illinois, and later taught sixth grade in Stockton. She was the secretary at Micro Switch for 30 years in Warren, Illinois, retiring from the Honeywell Division.

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Mary B. Nadler

Mary Barbara (Prokop) Nadler passed away Friday, March 9, 2018, at home surrounded be her loved ones.

Born March 2, 1943, to George (Gregory) and Beatrice (Krause) Prokop in Milwaukee. She grew up in Flintville.

Mary was joined with Ernest Nadler in holy matrimony on June 5, 1976, at SS Edward and Isidore Parish in Flintville.

They welcomed their son, Tedd, on Dec. 11, 1977, in Shawano. Mary and Ernest Nadler lived on the Nadler farm outside of Zachow in the township of Hartland for most of their lives. Mary lived the last years of her life in Lena, where she was cared for by her family.

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Alfred S. Hanson

Alfred S. Hanson, 84, of the Town of Wescott, passed away suddenly on Friday afternoon, March 16, 2018, at ThedaCare Medical Center-Appleton following a brief illness.

Mickelson Funeral & Cremation Service of Shawano is assisting the family with arrangements.

Please share online condolences at www.mickelsonfs.com.

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