Obituaries

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David J. Hallas

David J. Hallas, 80, of Cecil, passed away on Thursday, March 14, 2019, in Tomahawk. Born on Oct. 7, 1938, in Waukegan, Illinois, he is the son of the late Joseph and Irene (Povilaitis) Hallas. David and Margaret Rose “Midge” Lahr were united in marriage on March 20, 1962, in Fort Sill, Oklahoma. David served his country honorably in the United States Army. Midge and David adored celebrating each of their grandkids’ fifth birthdays by taking them out West on their very own camping trip. David cherished camping with the family and took numerous trips to the Porcupine Mountains and Yellowstone National Park, where he could often be found hiking with his walking stick. He was very proud to be a longtime Mason and belonged to Mason Woods Lodge 368. In his free time, he was fond of golfing and snowmobiling.

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Mar

Barbara Kay Witt

Barbara K. Witt, age 54, of Shawano, passed away at her home unexpectedly on March 15, 2019, following a brief illness. Barbara was born on April 18, 1964, in Kingsville, Texas, daughter of Kathleen A. (Eder) Witt and the late Howard B. Witt. Barbara attended Marion University in Fond du Lac and earned her degree in teaching from the University of Wisconsin-Superior. She loved her career as a teacher and had worked at Keshena Primary School for 25 years. She adored traveling and spending time outdoors. She loved Lake Superior, as well as spending time at the cabin near Glidden, Wisconsin. In her free time, she enjoyed attending living history events and at one time was a volunteer at Heritage Hill State Historical Park. By far the most important part of her life was her family, she always put her family first and doted on her beloved nieces and nephews. Barbara was a wonderful caring woman and she will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved her.

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Mar

John R. Shest

John R. Shest, 21, of Bonduel, was born in Novosibirsk, Russia, on Dec. 24, 1997. He was adopted and came to live with his new parents in December 1998. He was baptized on Feb. 14, 1999, at Peace Lutheran Church in Split Rock. John was confirmed on Oct. 30, 2011, at Immanuel Lutheran Church in the Town of Morris. His confirmation verse was John 3:16. John attended Tigerton schools from preschool through ninth grade. He graduated from Bonduel High School, where he was involved in cross-country and played the trumpet in the school band. He was selected to be in Wisconsin Ambassadors of Music and traveled to Europe during the summer of 2014. He received a degree in welding from Northeast Wisconsin Technical College-Green Bay in 2017. John loved the outdoors and spent most of his time running, biking and jumping on his trampoline. He suffered severe social anxiety and spent much of his time by himself. Those who knew him best appreciated his quick wit.

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20
Mar

Ann Lucille Heinz

Ann L. Heinz, 92, of the Town of Lessor, passed away on Saturday, March 16, 2019. Born on June 12, 1926, in Disco, Wisconsin, she is the daughter of the late Hans Peter and Clara Palma (Erickson) Christensen. On April 7, 1945, Ann was united in marriage to Dallas Heinz, who preceded her in death on August 14, 2012. The couple were members of Our Savior Lutheran Church in the Town of Lessor, where Ann was a member of the Ladies’ Aid, as well as a Sunshine Lady. Ann enjoyed playing cards, adored her flower gardens and lovingly made a ‘care bear’ for each one of her grandchildren.

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20
Mar

Robert R. ‘Roy’ Caulfield CFD

Robert “Roy” Caulfield CFD, 91, of Shawano, formerly of Chicago, Illinois, passed away on Saturday, March 16, 2019, at his home surrounded by his family. Born on March 9, 1928, in Chicago, Roy was the son of the late Lawrence and Henriette (Janssen) Caulfield. On April 11, 1953, Roy was united in marriage to the love of his life, Beverly J. Hewitt, in Chicago. The couple shared 62 wonderful years together and raised six children. Roy was a proud husband and father running the family with devotion and commitment. Beverly preceded Roy in death on April 11, 2015. Roy worked as a firefighter and as a union stone mason in Chicago for many years before moving to Shawano Lake in retirement. He enjoyed many years as a Boy Scout troop leader in Chicago when his children were young. Roy also enjoyed volunteering as a Eucharistic minister through Sacred Heart Catholic Church, where he went above and beyond the call of duty. He was a true master of the art of conversation.

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Mar

Elizabeth A. ‘Betty’ Donovan

Elizabeth A. Donovan, age 97 of Milwaukee, formerly of the Town of Wescott in Shawano County, passed away on Tuesday, March 12, 2019. Born on July 5, 1921 in West Allis, she is the daughter of the late Frank and Agnes (Kellner) Maurer. On July 5, 1947 Elizabeth was united in marriage to the late Cornelius ‘Neil’ Donovan, who preceded her death on March 8, 1991, as well as her son, Patrick Donovan on February 15, 2007.

She is survived by her children Mary Kay (James) Donovan Haber of Eau Claire and Maureen (Jeffrey) Jasniewski of Greenfield; her grandchildren Greta Haber, Miguel Jasniewski, Paul (Alicia) Jasniewski and Erin Donovan; her great-grandchildren Cathleen Haber and Max Jasniewski, and numerous other relatives and friends.

Betty enjoyed reading, baking, knitting, and spending time with her family…especially her grandchildren. And let’s not forget how much she loved to drop the F bomb while playing cards.

Fri
15
Mar

Elizabeth A. ‘Betty’ Donovan

Elizabeth A. Donovan, age 97, of Milwaukee, formerly of the Town of Wescott in Shawano County, passed away on Tuesday, March 12, 2019. Born on July 5, 1921 in West Allis, she is the daughter of the late Frank and Agnes (Kellner) Maurer. On July 5, 1947 Elizabeth was united in marriage to the late Cornelius ‘Neil’ Donovan, who preceded her death on March 8, 1991, as well as her son, Patrick Donovan on February 15, 2007.

She is survived by her children Mary Kay (James) Donovan Haber of Eau Claire and Maureen (Jeffrey) Jasniewski of Greenfield; her grandchildren Greta Haber, Miguel Jasniewski, Paul Jasniewski and Erin Donovan; her great-grandchildren Cathleen Haber and Max Jasniewski, and numerous other relatives and friends.

Betty enjoyed reading, baking, knitting, and spending time with her family…especially her grandchildren. And let’s not forget how much she loved to drop the F bomb while playing cards.

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15
Mar

David Hallas, Sr.

David Hallas, Sr. passed away on Thursday, March 14, 2019 in Tomahawk. Services are pending with Swedberg Funeral Home in Shawano. www.swedbergfuneralhome.com

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14
Mar

Robert August Woldt

Robert August Woldt, “Papa Bob,” age 82, of Bonduel, passed away suddenly on March 11, 2019, at his home. He was born on Aug. 31, 1936, in Shawano, son of the late August and Alma (Bartelt) Woldt. Bob was baptized in Christ on Sept. 27, 1936, at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Bonduel by Rev. Walter J. Plischke. His sponsors were Virginia Pingel, Charles Woldt and Art Woldt. He was confirmed on April 2, 1950, by Rev. Walter J. Plischke at St. Paul Lutheran Church. His confirmation verse was 1 Timothy 6:12, “Fight the good fight for the faith. Keep holding on to eternal life, to which you were called and about which you gave a good testimony in front of many witnesses.”

A graduate of Bonduel High School, Bob received a scholarship to attend the Farm and Industry short course. He attended the University of Wisconsin, receiving a two year certificate and became an avid Badger fan for life.

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14
Mar

Nancy L. Timm

Funeral Services for Nancy L. Timm, of Albert Lea, will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, March 15, at Zion Lutheran Church, Albert Lea, Minnesota. The Reverend Matthew Lehman will officiate. Interment will be in Graceland Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4-7 p.m. on Thursday at Bonnerup Funeral Service, and one hour before the service at the church.

Nancy died peacefully on Monday, March 11, 2019, at St. Johns Lutheran Community after a courageous battle with cancer.

She was born on April 2, 1945, in Shawano, the daughter of Carl and Dorothy (Schultz) Haut.

Nancy attended a one-room school, then St. James Lutheran School and graduated from Shawano Senior High School. It is in high school she met her soulmate Ronald Timm. They were married on Dec. 17, 1966, at St. James Lutheran Church in Shawano. They made Albert Lea their home in 1967.

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