Obituaries

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Arvin R. Pluger

Arvin R. Pluger, 89, of the Town of Pella, passed away Dec. 12, 2017, at ThedaCare Medical Center-New London.

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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. She was born Nov. 23, 1931, in Milwaukee to the late Alfred and Lena (Bins) Diesner. Ellie attended St. Philip grade school and graduated from St. Joseph Academy. She married Harold Bloomer in May 1950. After her children were grown, Ellie worked at the Golden House as a night advocate. She was a remarkable seamstress, making dolls, quilts and even wedding dresses to name a few. Ellie had many hobbies. She played the piano, was a church organist, enjoyed gardening and needlepoint, woodworking and even refinished furniture. Ellie was an active member of St. Agnes Parish and volunteered her time and talents at St. Vincent De Paul.

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Lillie Mae Jones

Lillie Mae Jones, 94, formerly of Shawano, passed away Friday morning, Dec. 8, 2017, at her home, surrounded by her loving family.

Lillie was born Feb. 5, 1923, in Honey Grove, Texas, a daughter of the late Earl and Elvira (Burkett) Barnett. On June 10, 1953, she was united in marriage to Eugene L. Jones in Little River County, Arkansas. The couple moved to Shawano around 1954. Lillie was employed as a housekeeper at Evergreen Nursing Home in Shawano. She also owned and operated the Bargain Barn for several years.

Lillie is a longtime member of the River Valley Church in Shawano. She loved camping, sewing and going to rummage sales. She made dolls and exquisite fried chicken. Family meant everything to her.

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Kenneth Lyle Thompson

Kenneth L. Thompson, 90, of the Town of Belle Plaine, died on Sunday, Dec. 10, 2017. Born on April 26, 1927, in Navarino, he is the son of the late Stuart and Olga (Knoff) Thompson. Kenneth was drafted and served his country as a decorated United States Marine during the Korean Conflict. On May 22, 1952, he was united in marriage to Norma Degener. Kenneth enjoyed snowmobiling, four-wheeling and deer hunting; in his younger years, he also enjoyed fishing.

He is survived by his loving wife of 65 years, Norma; his son, Dennis (Pam) Thompson, of Milwaukee; two grandchildren, Rachel (Timothy) Riener and Kelsey Thompson, both of Milwaukee; as well as numerous other relatives and friends.

Kenneth was preceded in death by a daughter, Yvonne; his parents; his siblings, Cora Reeck, Stanley Thompson, Arbutus Seelig, Dorothy Pues and Merle Blink.

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Steven J. Waite

Steven J. Waite, 64, of Clintonville, passed away on Sunday, Dec. 10, 2017. Steven was born in Shawano on Oct. 10, 1953, the son of the late Jack and Joan M. (Liesch) Waite. He graduated from Clintonville High School in 1971. Before opening Waite Landscape with his son Kyle, Steven worked for Shawano Lawn and Stone. Steven was an avid hunter and golfer and was often spotted driving around town with his dog, Floyd, and spending time with family and friends.

Steven is survived by his daughter, Kelly (Micah) Griseta and their children, Ariana, Gavin and Isabella, of Cottage Grove; his son, Kyle (Andrea) Waite and their children, Livia and Hannah, of Bonduel; his sisters, Brenda (David) Winslow, of Verona, Robin (Mike) Schultz, of Clintonville, Jacqueline Waite, of Appleton, and Catherine “Toad” (Terry) Schroeder, of Neenah; and his special friend, Jan McDermid.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

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Donna Mae Senter

Donna Mae Senter, 74, of Shawano, passed away on Dec. 9, 2017.

Service arrangements are pending.

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

Please share online condolences at www.mickelsonfs.com.

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Barbara L. Robbins

Barbara L. Robbins, 65, of rural Shawano, passed away peacefully on Dec. 10, 2017, at her home, surrounded by her loved ones.

Barb was born on Feb. 14, 1952, in Gillett, the daughter of the late Robert and Julianna (Wilke) Rhode. Barb was baptized and confirmed at St. John Evangelical Lutheran Church, and graduated from Gillett High School with the class of 1970. While in school, Barb was a class officer, and participated in band and girls basketball. Following graduation, Barb worked for 10 years at Citizen State Bank, and then Valley Bank in Shawano.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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