Obituaries

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13
Dec

Eleanor Bloomer

Eleanor “Ellie” Bloomer, 86, Green Bay resident, died Monday, Dec. 11, 2017, at Country Villa in Pulaski, following a lengthy battle with Alzheimer’s.

Friends may call at the Proko-Wall Funeral Home, 1630 E. Mason St. from 4-8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 15. Parish wake service 7:30 p.m. Friday. Visitation will continue on Saturday at St. Agnes Catholic Church, 1484 Ninth St. after 9:30 a.m. until time of Mass. Funeral Mass 11 a.m. Saturday at the church with the Rev. Patrick Beno officiating. Entombment in the Allouez Chapel Mausoleum. Online condolences may be sent to the Bloomer family at www.prokowall.com. In lieu of floral expressions a memorial fund has been established in her name.

Wed
13
Dec

Delores C. Schultz

Delores C. Schultz, 88, of Shawano, formerly of Antigo, peacefully went to meet her Lord and Savior on Tuesday morning, Dec. 12, 2017.

Funeral service arrangements are pending and will be announced at a later date.

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

Please share online condolences at www.mickelsonfs.com.

Wed
13
Dec

Betty J. Walker

Betty Jane Walker, 93, of Gresham, passed away on Monday, Dec. 11, 2017, in Shawano. Betty was born on Nov. 1, 1924, in Cudahy to the late Ray and Ida (Guilbeault) Williams. She was a member of Morgan Siding Assembly of God Church, worked as a caregiver for several years and volunteered many hours at SAFPARC.

Betty is survived by her daughter, Betty (Karl) Jonsson, of Gresham; two grandchildren, Laurel Halbert and Erik (Monica) Jonsson; seven great-grandchildren and six great great-grandchildren.

Betty was preceded in death by her son, William Raymond Robinson; and her parents.

A memorial gathering for Betty will be held at noon on Saturday, Dec. 16, 2017, at Keshena Assembly of God Church. Burial will be in Red Springs Cemetery. A gathering will be held at the church on Saturday from 10:30 a.m. until the time of the service.

Swedberg Funeral Home is assisting the family with the arrangements.

Fri
08
Dec

Michelle D. Surin

Michelle D. (Vincent) Surin, 65, of Appleton, was called to God’s side after a brief illness on Thursday, Nov. 30, 2017. Michelle was born in Chicago, Illinois on Sept. 6, 1952, daughter of the late Edward and Harriet (Stefanski) Vincent. Michelle graduated from Shawano High School, class of 1971. While she attended school, she enjoyed playing in the marching band and participating in the school theater. She received a degree in medical transcription from Fox Valley Technical College in the mid-1980s. Throughout Michelle’s life, she worked in the medical field, as a clerk at the Appleton Post Office, and for the past 30 years she cleaned commercial and residential properties as Mrs. Clean.

Thu
07
Dec

Christian M. Smith Sr.

Christian Michael Smith Sr., 57, of Keshena, died on Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2017. Christian was born in Chicago on Sept. 22, 1960, the son of the late Christian I. Smith and Lillian Blanch Grignon. On April 30, 2005, Christian married Tina Yvette Roberts in Las Vegas. Tina preceded Christian in death on March 27, 2016. Christian worked for the Cook County Forestry Department for over 26 years and enjoyed fishing, camping and his 2 dogs, Winnie and Little.

Christian is survived by his children, Christian M. Smith, Jr., Tanya M. Phillips and Brandon (Jerilyn Shooter) Smith; grandson, Garrett Shooter; and siblings, Alma “Peggy” Korshak, William “Ishie” Sonoda, J.R. Smith, Bonnie Miller, Francine Harmon and Butch; as well as numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews, and many close friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Wed
06
Dec

Doris E. Johnson

Doris E. Johnson, 81, of Tigerton, entered her heavenly home on Dec. 1, 2017, at Homme Home of Wittenberg. She was born on Dec. 20, 1935, to Edwin and Adele Matson in Birnamwood.

Doris attended local schools. She married Edward “Hardrock” Johnson on May 16, 1953, in Tigerton. They raised their family and lived most of their lives in the town of Germania, Shawano County. They operated Hardrock’s Village Cafe and service station in Tigerton in the 1970s, as well as other ventures.

Doris was preceded in death by her husband; her parents; a daughter, Rebecca Schonfelder; siblings, Eugene Matson, Kenneth Matson, Vernon Matson, Ardis Matson, Erling Matson, Janet Locke, Marvin Matson, Milton Matson, twin brother Donald Matson and two sisters in infancy, Edith and Evelyn.

Wed
06
Dec

Hubert Charles Brown

Hubert “Bert” C. Brown, 74, of Keshena, died on Saturday, Dec. 2, 2017, at Pine Manor Healthcare Center in Embarrass. He was born on April 11, 1943, in Racine, the son of the late Hubert Sr. and Rose (Geretz) Brown. He graduated in 1961 from Racine Park High School, in Racine. While attending the University of South Dakota, he wrestled and played football. He then completed his master’s degree in education at Northwest Missouri State College, in Maryville, Missouri. He was united in marriage to Kathleen Rosburg, at Our Savior Lutheran Church in Vermillion, South Dakota, on Dec. 22, 1963. Bert and Kathy returned to his hometown, where he played and coached semi-professional football for the Racine Raiders from 1970-1974. He also returned to his high school to teach and coach. In 1983, Bert and Kathy moved to Legend Lake. He owned and operated Bert’s Place in Shawano for 17 years. He enjoyed golfing, reading, traveling, a dog lover and boating and water sports on Legend Lake.

Wed
06
Dec

Ronald N. Bergner

Ronald N. Bergner, 77, of Gillett, died on Saturday, Dec. 2, 2017. Born on Sept. 20, 1940, in Hayes, he is the son of the late Norman and Evelyn (Reinke) Bergner. On June 29, 1968, in the Town of Green Valley, Ron was united in marriage to Jane Falk, who preceded him in death in November 2008. Ron owned and operated a dairy farm in the Town of Green Valley until his retirement. He enjoyed going out to eat, attending county fairs, playing dartball, watching polka and game shows on television, and spending time with his family. He was a member of Faith United Lutheran Church in Gillett.

Ron is survived by his children, Betty (Elmore) Baumgarten, of Seymour, Howard (Amy) Bergner, of Shawano, and Norman Bergner, of Gillett; four grandchildren, Bobby (fiancée Kassy), Brice, Selena and Dylan; a great-grandson, Parker; his brother, Chuck (Sharon) Bergner, of Pulcifer; his sister-in-law, Barb Bergner, of Appleton; as well as numerous other relatives and friends.

Wed
06
Dec

Dorothy J. Bowan

Dorothy J. Bowan, 77, of Shawano, passed away on Saturday, Nov. 25, 2017. Dorothy was born on June 3, 1940, in Embarrass, Wisconsin, to the late William and Hildegard (Fredrick) Zimmerman. When Dorothy was two weeks old, the family moved to a farm in Pella. On Dec. 12, 1958, in Shawano, Dorothy was united in marriage to Allan L. Bowan, who preceded her in death on April 27, 2006. The couple lived in Shawano most of their married life, where they owned and operated Al’s Little Market for 25 years, known by kids as the place to go if you wanted penny candy, as well as folks looking for some of Dorothy’s potato salad. Dorothy was a member of the Lutheran faith at Bethlehem Lutheran Church, followed by Zion Lutheran Church of Shawano, where she served on many committees, including ZLCW, where once again, her infamous potato salad made many appearances. Dorothy enjoyed helping her daughter, Jolene, in operating an adult family home for several years.

Fri
01
Dec

Eleanora R. Peterson

A memorial service for Eleanora R. Peterson will be held on Saturday, Dec. 2, 2017, at 11 a.m. at Zion Lutheran Church in Shawano. Pastor Scott Ludford will officiate. Inurnment is in the Jerusalem Evangelical Lutheran Cemetery in Lunds, following the service. Visitation will take place from 10 a.m. until the time of service. In lieu of flowers and plants, memorials may be made to Zion Lutheran Church. Chronically late throughout her life, Eleanora will be on time for her own funeral.

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

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