Obituaries

Fri
18
Jan

Roger Kucksdorf

Roger Raymond Kucksdorf, 83, died on Jan. 16, 2019, at Shawano Health Services following a struggle with many health issues. Roger was born Feb. 1, 1935, at home to the late Walter and Ida (Dey) Kucksdorf in rural Shawano. He was baptized and confirmed at Elias Lutheran Church, where he was a lifetime member. Roger attended Hohn Rural School and graduated from Gresham High School. He married Hazel Eleanor Dodge on Aug. 20, 1960, in Menomonie. To this marriage, one daughter was born, Jodi Lynn.

Roger graduated from UW-Stevens Point with a degree in education. He worked as a math teacher and a dairy farmer. He taught at Iola-Scandinavia Junior High and Bowler School District. After retirement, he substitute taught at many Shawano County school districts and baled hay for farmers in his community. Roger was active in his community, serving as secretary at Elias Lutheran Church.

Fri
18
Jan

Evon E. Malone

Evon “Tee-Tee” Evelyn Malone, 31, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family and friends on Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2019, in Milwaukee. Evon was born in Shawano on March 25, 1987, to Marv “Buttons” and Charleen Malone. Evon enjoyed gambling, singing, dancing and spending time with her nieces and nephews. She enjoyed attending pow-wows and was proud to serve her community as Junior Miss Moh He Con Nuck and Miss Moh He Con Nuck. Evon also loved riding on the UTV with her uncle, Ronnie.

Fri
18
Jan

Audrey A. Tousey

Audrey Ann Tousey “Maude,” 80, passed away Jan. 14, 2019, at Anchor Communities in Fox Lake with family and friends by her side.

Thu
17
Jan

Walter Martin Mueller

Walter M. “Wally” Mueller, 89, of Clintonville, formerly of Bonduel, went to our Savior and Lord on Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2019. Born on Nov. 15, 1929, in Shawano, Wally was the youngest of six children born to the late Herman and Martha (Luepker) Mueller. Wally married the love of his life, Miriam Carol “Mim” Keuer, on a minus-30 degree day on Feb. 3, 1951, in Chicago, Illinois. Wally farmed in Shawano County his entire life. He was a pioneer in the local farming industry as he was the first farmer in the county to install an automatic milking parlor in his barn in 1959. Wally was an active member of St. Paul Lutheran Church in Bonduel, where he held many congregational positions over the years. He was a long-time basketball coach at St. Paul Lutheran School, moving on to refereeing both boys and girls basketball games as well as umpiring baseball and softball games. Wally was an active member of the local community serving on various boards and committees.

Thu
17
Jan

Roger Kucksdorf

Roger Kucksdorf, 83, of Gresham, passed away on Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2019, in Shawano.

A memorial service for Roger will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 19, 2019, at Elias Lutheran Church in the Town of Herman. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Visitation will be held at the church from on Saturday from 9:30 a.m. until the time of the service.

A full obituary will be published in Friday’s paper.

Swedberg Funeral Home is assisting the family with the arrangements.

www.swedbergfuneralhome.com

Thu
17
Jan

Gertrude L. (Schultz) Ruechel

Gertrude claimed Heaven as her home on Jan. 15, 2019, with her family by her side. She was born on Sept. 19, 1930, to her parents, Oscar W. and Eleanor A. Brutlag Schultz, in Ottawa, Canada.

After her parents married, her father accepted a call as a Lutheran School Teacher in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. Gert and her sisters, Audrey, Elva and Verna, were all born in Ottawa. After 11 years in Canada, her father accepted a call to teach at a Lutheran school back in Illinois. In 1947, he accepted a call to teach at St. James Lutheran School in Shawano. He passed away on May 1, 1948. After her father’s passing, the family decided to remain in Shawano. On Sept. 6, 1952, Gert’s mother, Eleanor married Walter Baehr. They established their home at the Baehr Resort property on Shawano Lake in Cecil. Walter pre-deceased Eleanor on Dec. 30, 1968.

Wed
16
Jan

Karla K. Krueger

Karla K. Krueger, 83, died peacefully surrounded by family on Sunday, Dec. 30, 2018. She was born Sept. 16, 1935, in Shawano, to the late Hiram and Frances (Kolpack) Carley.

Friends may call at Pilgrim Lutheran Church, 2999 Lakeview Drive, on Friday, from 9-11 a.m. The funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, at the church, with the Rev. Scott Malme officiating.

Proko-Wall Funeral Home is assisting the family. Online condolences may be sent to the Krueger family by going to www.prokowall.com.

Sat
12
Jan

Curtis Elmer Kallies

Curtis E. Kallies, 78, of Keshena, passed away on Friday, Jan. 11, 2019, in Keshena. Born on Dec. 12, 1940, in Leopolis, he is the son of the late Elmer A. and Edna M. (Vorpahl) Kallies. Curtis graduated from Gillett High School in 1958. He enlisted in the United States Army and served his country honorably for two years. After his discharge, he lived in Chicago and worked for GP Manufacturing. In June 1972, he was married to Ellen J. Schanandore in Chicago. In 1990, the couple returned to the area where they lived on LaMotte Lake. In 1996, Ellen passed away. Curtis enjoyed hunting, fishing and playing board games. He was a generous man, always willing to lend a helping hand. He will be missed by those who knew and loved him.

Sat
12
Jan

Dorothy J. Bruette

Dorothy J. Bruette, 83, of the Town of Belle Plaine, Shawano County, passed away Friday morning, Jan. 11, 2019, at Oakhaven in Shawano.

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

Thu
10
Jan

Rosella N. Gartzke

Rosella N. Gartzke went to be with the Lord, our Savior, on Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2019, in Shawano surrounded by her family. She was born April 8, 1926, in the town of Deer Creek, Outagamie County.

She was the daughter of the late Louis and Mary Jane “Mamie” (McGlin) Nelson. She was baptized on May 27, 1926, with the Rev. Alfred Hoad officiating. Rosella was confirmed at the First Methodist Church in Clintonville with theRev. S.H. Wiese officiating on April 2, 1939.

Rosella graduated from Clintonville High School in 1944. She met the love of her life and married Robert Allen Gartzke at the First Presbyterian Church in Green Bay with the Rev. Dudley Uphoff officiating. While Bob attended school at the University of Madison, she worked at the Madison National Bank.

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