Obituaries

Sat
28
Jul

Leonard R. Hess Jr.

Leonard Robert “Sleepy” Hess Jr., 79, of Shawano, passed away on July 25, 2018, in Green Bay. Leonard was born on Jan. 29, 1939, in Shawano, the son of the late Leonard G. and Vera (Hoffman) Hess Sr. Sleepy grew up in Gresham on the family farm. He served our country in the United States Army. On Dec. 17, 1960, Leonard was united in marriage to Virginia Hacker in Shawano. He owned and operated a trucking company, retiring in 2008. Leonard loved camping and traveling with his family. He enjoyed watching NASCAR and was a big Richard Petty Fan. Leonard was a member of St. James Lutheran Church in Shawano.

Sat
28
Jul

Eugene T. Wright

Eugene T. Wright, 87, of Suring, passed away on Wednesday, July 25, 2018, at Atrium at Evergreen in Shawano, with his family by his side.

Eugene was born in the Town of How on Oct. 14, 1930, to the late Thomas and Margaret (Lake) Wright. He lived his whole life in Suring. Eugene married the love of his life, Lois Jansen, on Sept. 11, 1954, at St. John Lutheran Church-Hayes. He worked at Gillett Plywood, Zahn’s Logging, Manthei Cheese Factory, and Nuline. He was a member of St. John Lutheran Church-Hayes.

Sat
28
Jul

Sandra M. Cook

Sandra Marie Cook, 79, of Keshena, passed away on Tuesday, July 24, 2018, in Shawano. Born in Chicago, Illinois, on Aug. 13, 1938, she was the only child of the late George and Sophie (Lovda) Pehas. On April 26, 1958, Sandra was united in marriage to Norman Cook in Chicago. They spent 60 happy years together. She was a volunteer for the Shawano Folk Music Festival, as well as a former president and an active member of the Shawano Women’s Club. Sandra was an accomplished artist. She primarily worked with watercolors and colored pencils and her art was loved by many. Sandra was also a gourmet cook. Her meals were legendary and appreciated by her family and friends. More than anything, Sandra loved spending time with her beloved granddaughter, Sophia.

Sandra is survived by her loving husband, Norman; two children, Elizabeth “Liz” Nowak-Sorenson, of Shawano, and Andrew “Andy” (Julie) Cook, of Harvard, Illinois; as well as her granddaughter, Sophia Nowak, of Shawano.

Fri
27
Jul

Edwin C. Blanchard

Edwin Charles Blanchard, 98, of Shawano, passed away on Tuesday, July 24, 2018, in Oconto Falls. Edwin was born in Manitowoc on July 6, 1920, the son of the late William and Emma (Nemetz) Blanchard. On Dec. 27, 1941, Edwin was united in marriage to Doris Rudebeck in Manitowoc. The couple would have celebrated 77 years of marriage this year. In 1943, Edwin enlisted in the United States Army, serving our country during World War II until his honorable discharge in 1946. After his time in the service, Edwin worked at Manitowoc Ship Building for 42 years until retiring in 1982. He was a member and historian for the AmVets Post 23 as well as a member of the American Legion and the Eagles Club. In his free time, he enjoyed woodworking, playing the slots at the casino and playing bingo at the senior center.

Fri
27
Jul

Beverly J. Goering

Beverly J. Goering, 86, of Cecil, passed away on Wednesday, July 25, 2018, in Shawano. Beverly was born in Milwaukee on Oct. 18, 1931, daughter of the late Elmer and Dorothy (Schuttenhelm) Hermann. She graduated from Pulaski High School and then attended Wisconsin Technical School of Nursing. On Sept. 15, 1951, Beverly was united in marriage to Frederick Goering in Milwaukee. The couple lived in Milwaukee for many years before moving to Cecil in 2003. Beverly was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star and PEO Sisterhood in Green Bay. In her free time, Beverly enjoyed reading and doing word puzzles.

Beverly is survived by her husband, Frederick; daughter, Sandra Billies, of Charlottesville, Virginia; son, Mark W. Goering, of Porterfield; two granddaughters, Elizabeth Billies and Jennifer Goering; and one great-granddaughter, Zoey Moss.

She was preceded in death by her daughter, Deborah; her parents; and two brothers.

Fri
27
Jul

Eugene T. Wright

Eugene T. Wright, 87, of Suring, passed away on Wednesday, July 25, 2018, at Atrium at Evergreen in Shawano, with his family by his side.

Funeral service arrangements are pending.

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

Thu
26
Jul

Sandra M. Cook

Sandra Marie Cook, 79, of Keshena, passed away on Tuesday, July 24, 2018, in Shawano. Born in Chicago, Illinois, on Aug. 13, 1938, she was the only child of the late George and Sophie (Lovda) Pehas. On April 26, 1958, Sandra was united in marriage to Norman Cook in Chicago. They spent 60 happy years together. She was a volunteer for the Shawano Folk Music Festival, as well as a former president and an active member of the Shawano Women’s Club. Sandra was an accomplished artist. She primarily worked with watercolors and colored pencils and her art was loved by many. Sandra was also a gourmet cook. Her meals were legendary and appreciated by her family and friends. More than anything, Sandra loved spending time with her beloved granddaughter, Sophia.

Sandra is survived by her loving husband, Norman; two children, Elizabeth “Liz” Nowak-Sorenson, of Shawano, and Andrew “Andy” (Julie) Cook, of Harvard, Illinois; as well as her granddaughter, Sophia Nowak, of Shawano.

Wed
25
Jul

LeRoy J. ‘Budge’ Waupoose

LeRoy J. “Budge” Waupoose, 84, of Keshena, passed away on Monday, July 23, 2018, in Shawano. LeRoy was born in Keshena on April 26, 1934, son of the late Robert and Mary (Tomow) Waupoose Sr. On Dec. 13, 1959, he was united in marriage to Virginia “Rose” Neconish in Shawano. Budge enjoyed living at Crow settlement. In his free time, he enjoyed hunting and fishing. LeRoy loved to spend time with his numerous nieces and nephews, who all loved him.

LeRoy is survived by his wife, Rose, of Keshena; his daughter, Trudell (Rocky) Guenette, of Clintonville; sons, Gordon Waupoose, of Green Bay, and Calvin “Randy” (Arlene) Holder, of Arizona; numerous grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Wed
25
Jul

Glenn R. Wille

Glenn R. Wille, 83, of Shawano, passed away on Saturday, June 21, 2018, at Bellin Hospital in Green Bay.

Glenn was born on July 7, 1935, in Milwaukee to Herbert and Florence Wille. He graduated from Washington High School, then attended Elmhurst College in Elmhurst, Illinois. He received a Bachelor of Science degree in psychology with a minor in business administration. He served in the Army Reserve Corps and was called up with his reserve unit during the Cuban Missile Crisis. Glenn was enrolled in a pre-theology program; however, he chose to forego seminary and enrolled in the University of Wisconsin graduate school of psychology.

Wed
25
Jul

James F. Smith

James Farrell Smith, 69, of Keshena, passed away on Saturday, July 21, 2018, at his home surrounded by his loved ones. James was born in Keshena on April 29, 1949, son of the late Joseph Sr. and Stella (Caldwell) Smith. James was united in marriage to Roberta Peters. He worked at the Menominee Tribal Enterprises as a logger and at the Menominee Casino, where he worked for many years until he retired. He loved and was very passionate about hunting, fishing and shanging. He was very proud to be a great-grandfather.

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