Obituaries

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08
Dec

Alan J. Tauchen

Alan James Tauchen (Al), 61, of Bonduel, passed away on his birthday Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2018, in Bonduel. Born on Dec. 4, 1957, in Waupaca, he was a son of Herbert and Marlys (Cobian) Tauchen. He is a 1976 graduate of Bonduel High School. Soon after graduation, Al pursued his dream of owning and operating a dairy farm. Together with his parents and three brothers, they built up Tauchen Harmony Valley, Inc. to the successful family farm it is today. He was active on many boards, committees and community organizations, such as the Town of Hartland Board as a supervisor and past town chairman, Shawano Club, Manitowoc Mutual Insurance, chairman of the ASC, and many others.

Sat
08
Dec

Florence E. Klitz

Florence E. Klitz, 93, of Appleton, formerly of the Town of Pella, Shawano County, passed in Heaven Monday afternoon, Dec. 3, 2018, at Rennes Health and Rehabilitation Center in Appleton.

The Eberhardt-Stevenson Funeral Home and Crematory of Clintonville is assisting her family.

Fri
07
Dec

Mildred Marie Antos

Mildred Marie “Millie” Antos, 90, of Shawano, passed away on Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2018. Born on July 1, 1928, in the Town of Richmond, she was a daughter of the late Elmer W. and Lela S. (Meverden) Owen. On Oct. 19, 1970, Mildred was united in marriage to Thomas W. Antos in Oak Park, Illinois. He preceded her in death on June 7, 1996. Mildred worked as a tailor for seven years in the Chicago area and then worked in data entry for Alden Mail Order Catalog, retiring in 1983. In 1990, the couple moved to Shawano. Millie was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church.

Mildred is survived by numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her husband, parents and 16 brothers and sisters, including her twin brother, Milton.

Thu
06
Dec

Martin J. Boerst

Martin J. Boerst, 80, of Manitowoc, passed away on Sunday, Dec. 2, 2018, at Holy Family Memorial Medical Center in Manitowoc.

Thu
06
Dec

Dona M. Brunnecker

Dona M. Brunnecker, 75, Mattoon, died on Monday, Dec. 3, 2018, at Aspirus Wausau Hospital.

She was born on July 18, 1943, in Mattoon, the daughter of the late Kenneth and Frieda (Scholz) Parmer.

On Nov. 10, 1962, Dona was united in marriage to Vilas Brunnecker in Mattoon. He survives.

Dona was employed at Wisconsin Veneer and Plywood for many years until her retirement. Dona enjoyed traveling, visiting and cooking and was a Green Bay Packers and Milwaukee Brewers fan. Dona especially enjoyed spending time with her family and attending her grandkid’s school activities.

Thu
06
Dec

Warren Lee Hauer

With hearts full of love and loss, we say farewell to Warren Lee Hauer. Warren passed away peacefully on Tuesday, November 27. He was 80 years old.

Warren was born on August 13, 1938 in Duluth, Minnesota to Ruth and Earl Hauer. After graduating from Denfeld High School, he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in science and mathematics at the University of Minnesota, Duluth, and a Master’s degree in education at the University of Wisconsin, Superior.

In 1961, Warren enlisted in the U.S. Navy, and was stationed at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. As a Lieutenant, he traveled throughout the South Pacific, Alaska, and Japan. Following honorable discharge in 1964, Warren was an instructor at the Officers Candidate School in Newport, Rhode Island until 1966. He remained in the Naval Reserve until 1971.

Thu
06
Dec

Alan J. Tauchen

Alan James Tauchen

Alan James Tauchen, age 61 of Bonduel, died unexpectedly Tuesday, December 4, 2018. Arrangements are pending with Swedberg Funeral Home.

www.swedbergfuneralhome.com

Wed
05
Dec

Fred Ponschok

Fred Ponschok, 89, of Appleton, formerly of Shawano, died on Sunday, Dec. 2, 2018. Born on May 23, 1929, in Detroit, Michigan, he is the son of the late Edward and Frances (Belka) Ponschok. Fred grew up in Kaukauna where he attended the Holy Cross Catholic School for grades 1-8. Following his graduation from Kaukauna High School in 1947, Fred served in the United States Army during the Korean War from 1951 to 1953 and was discharged as a sergeant. He then pursued college as a student at the University of Wisconsin-Stout, where he received a master’s degree in vocational education. On Aug. 28, 1954, Fred was united in marriage to Shirley Schmitz at the St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Kaukauna. Fred was hired by the Shawano-Gresham School District in 1957, where he served as a teacher and administrator for 38 years. Fred was an avid Packers fan, missing only three games at Lambeau Field from 1957 through 2010. One of his favorite activities was fishing.

Wed
05
Dec

Marilyn E. Gueller

It is with great sadness that the family of Marilyn Elaine Gueller (nee Bartell) announces her unexpected passing at ThedaCare Medical Center-Shawano on Friday, Nov. 30, 2018, at the age of 72. Marilyn Elaine Bartell came into the world on May 24, 1946, the daughter of the late Fred and Marion (Borleske) Bartell, at St. Alphonsus in Port Washington. Her family had settled in the area along Freistadt Road west of Thiensville, in Ozaukee County.

Much of her childhood was spent at her grandfather’s farm, in the care of her “oma,” which translates from German to “great-grandmother.” At the farm, she raised a pig she named Sparky who she had much affection for, was as tame as a pet dog, and who she often spoke about.

Wed
05
Dec

Jean M. Dobizl

Jean M. Dobizl, 65, of Tigerton, passed away Friday, Nov. 30, 2018, at Homme Home of Wittenberg.

Beil-Didier Funeral Home, Tigerton, is assisting with the arrangements.

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