Obituaries

Wed
06
Mar

Fannie A. Mullett

Fannie A. (Miller) Mullett, 76 years, 6 months and 3 days, Bonduel, passed away Sunday, March 3, 2019, at home.

Fannie was born in Buchanan County, Iowa, on Aug. 31, 1942, to Ammon and Lydia (Borntrager) Miller. She was united in marriage to Ora Mullett on Sept. 29, 1966, in Buchanan County, Iowa. They lived in matrimony for 27 years, 8 months and 22 days before Ora’s passing on June 20, 1994. She was a homemaker and a member of the Old Order Amish Church.

Fannie leaves behind two sons and three daughters, Melvin (Edna), Gillett, Lydia (Mervin), Glenwood City, Clara (Alvin), Bonduel, Enos (Suzanna), Gillett, and Lori (LeRoy) Bonduel. She also leaves 28 grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren, five sisters and seven brothers.

Fannie was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Ora, twin sons, a grandson, two great-grandchildren and a sister.

Sat
02
Mar

Harold Kenneth ‘Skip’ Oss Jr.

Harold “Skip” Oss Jr., 79, of Shawano, passed away on Thursday, Feb. 28, 2019. in Shawano. Born on Dec. 3, 1939, in Mandan, North Dakota, Skip is the son of the late Harold and Edith (Agre) Oss Sr. After Skip graduated from high school he went on to earn bachelor’s degrees from North Dakota State University and North Central Bible College. On Oct. 19, 1963, Skip was united in marriage to Iris Globstad in Cormorant, Minnesota. Together the couple raised two children. Skip proudly served in the United States National Guard from 1957 until 1961 and he worked as a salesman for most of his life. He also served as a missionary in Liberia, West Africa, for three years from 1984 until 1987. Skip was a wonderful husband, father, grandfather, and man of God who will be deeply missed by all of those who knew and loved him.

Sat
02
Mar

Michael M. Gumm

Michael Martin “Gummer” Gumm, 62, of Plymouth, passed away surrounded by his loving family on Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2019, at the Waterford in Plymouth.

Michael Gumm was born Feb. 3, 1957, in West Bend. The son of Donald and Susan (Leiser) Gumm spent his childhood enjoying all things sports. He loved playing Little League baseball, attending Al Maguire basketball camps, tennis and spending time at his favorite sanctuary, his grandparents’ home on Big Cedar Lake.

He attended high school at West Bend East and was a proud member of the Class of 1975 Suns. After high school, he and several best buddies attended UW-Stevens Point where he would graduate in 1979 with a degree in elementary education.

He began his teaching and coaching career in Bowler, where he taught fifth grade, coached boys varsity basketball and junior varsity baseball. He also quickly found his place in the community softball and basketball leagues.

Sat
02
Mar

Eugene W. Tahlier

Gene “Unk” was born on March 6, 1924, the son of the late Fred and Rose (Motiff) Tahlier. He attended school in Green Bay and graduated from Green Bay West High School. He served in the U.S. Navy Air Corps, as a nose gunner on a PBY, in the Pacific during World War II. He returned to school on the G.I. Bill, graduating from UW-Stout with a teaching degree in industrial arts. He married Charlotte Pregont on June 11, 1949. He accepted a job teaching in Indiana, but left education for many years, trying several different careers — driving a bread truck, working for Firestone and operating the Shell Station in Shawano before returning to teaching at Shawano High School, where he remained until his retirement. After he retired, he had plenty of time to pursue some of his many interests. He enjoyed spending time with family and friends. He never met a person he couldn’t talk to and had many “poems” and “one liners” that would make everyone groan and roll their eyes.

Sat
02
Mar

John R. Holsonback

John R. “Buzzy” Holsonback, 49, of Green Bay, started his journey to the Spirit World on Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2019, in Green Bay.

John was born Dec. 6, 1969, in Chicago, Illinois, a son of the late Burl and Beverly (Katchenago) Holsonback. He attended school in Green Bay. Buzzy was employed as a mover for several years, and also worked at Menards. He enjoyed art, working on cars, fishing, and visits to the casino.

Thu
28
Feb

Sharon L. Ferge

Sharon L. Ferge, 73, of Tigerton, passed away on Sunday, Feb. 24, 2019, at her home.

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

Thu
28
Feb

Sandra Lynn ‘Sandy’ Hess

Sandra L. Hess, 71, of Gresham, died on Monday, Feb. 25, 2019. Born on Nov. 28, 1947, in Shawano, Sandy is the daughter of the late Harold R. and Beatrice (Cerveny) Neumeier. After graduating from Gresham High School in 1966, she attended cosmetology school in Green Bay. Sandy has called the Gresham area home all her life. On Nov. 29, 1969, she was united in marriage to Lester “Buzzy” Hess Sr. The couple were members of St. Francis Solanus Catholic Church in Gresham. Sandy relished spending time with her family and friends, going out for dinner — and could often be found at the Studio Lounge in Shawano or the Hidden Valley Supper Club in Caroline. Sandy also enjoyed cooking, especially baking, spending time with her cat, Skipper, watching wildlife and being around animals.

Thu
28
Feb

Mike Rohe

It is with great sadness that the family of Melvin J. “Mike” Rohe, 84, announces his passing on Feb. 26, 2019. Mike was born on March 2, 1934, in Appleton to the late Peter and Monica (Diedrich) Rohe. He resided in Menasha for 25 years before moving to Kaukauna, where he was united in marriage to Lois Vils. After retiring from U.S. Plywood Corporation, the couple moved to Big Lake in Gresham. Mike loved all sports and was very active in them from a young age. Mike graduated from St. Mary’s in 1952. In 1992, he was inducted into St. Mary’s Sports Hall of Fame.

After attending Regis College in Colorado, he then signed a contract to play basketball for the New York Olympians. After one season, he was drafted by the U.S. Army to serve in Korea. Mike was a coach in Gresham for Little League, junior high, junior varsity and varsity high school basketball. He also initiated the Gresham Booster Club and the Saturday morning basketball program for fourth through sixth grade.

Wed
27
Feb

Ruth Irene Kohn

Ruth Irene Inola Kohn, 96, of Bonduel, went home to heaven on Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2019. Born on July 2, 1922, in Bonduel, Ruth was the daughter of the late Louis and Anna (Westphal) Brodhagen. Ruth grew up in Bonduel and graduated from Bonduel High School with the class of 1940. Ruth was baptized and confirmed in St. Paul Lutheran Church in Bonduel; her confirmation verse was Romans 8:28: “We knew that in all things God works for the good of those who love Him, who have been called according to His purpose.” Ruth was united in marriage to Maynard Kohn on April 15, 1944, in St. Paul Lutheran Church. Together, the couple operated a dairy farm in the Town of Hartland, where they raised their five children. Ruth also spent time working at the Bonduel Telephone Company, the Bonduel Pickle Factory, Hotz Manufacturing, Carol’s Diner and the Cecil Diner. Maynard preceded Ruth in death in April 2001.

Wed
27
Feb

Anthony Glenn Nahquaddy

Anthony G. “Tony” Nahquaddy, 72, of West Branch, passed away on Sunday, Feb. 24, 2019. Tony was born on Feb. 1, 1947, in Temple, Oklahoma, son of the late Edward and Alene (Atchavit) Nahquaddy. On July 20, 1987, Tony was united in marriage to Lisa Kakkak in West Branch. Tony enjoyed spending time outdoors, working on cars and spending time with his grandchildren. He also enjoyed the time he spent working for the Menominee Transportation Department. Tony was a member of the Assembly of God Church in Keshena.

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