Obituaries

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Margaret A. Suehring

Margaret A. Suehring, 95, of Clintonville, passed away Thursday, Sept. 13, 2018, at Care Partners Assisted Living, Clintonville.

Margaret Ann Suehring was born Aug. 10, 1923, in New Holstein, daughter to the late Anton and Margaret (Vollmer) Hauser. She was united in marriage to Herbert Suehring at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church, Tigerton, on Nov. 27, 1943. In 1960, the family moved to Bear Creek, where Herb opened and operated a welding shop. Margaret worked as a crossing guard in Clintonville for eight years, and then later worked at the senior center for three years. She also volunteered her time as a driver for Waupaca County. Margaret enjoyed playing cards, most notably, sheepshead; and dancing with Herbert to the Hauser Polka Bands.

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Frank R. Cameron

Frank Robert (Bob) Cameron, born October 26, 1935, passed away on the morning of Sept. 11, 2018, at the age of 82.

He passed peacefully at his home in Bowler. In his younger days, Bob enjoyed fishing, deer hunting and collecting special items for his children.

Bob now joins his parents, Frank and Mary Cameron; mother- and father-in-law Hugh and Helen Tanner; a sister, Loretta Cameron, whom his youngest daughter was named after; two brothers, Clifford Cameron and David Cameron; son, Robert Cameron; son-in-law Craig Reinhardt; a very special grandson, Jeremiah Cameron; and many aunts and uncles in the blissful realm of heaven.

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Margaret Pearl Luedtke

Margaret Pearl (Dillenberg) Luedtke, born Nov. 19, 1924, went to be with the Lord and her love mate, Franklin. Born in the Town of Herman, Shawano County, she was the daughter of the late Katie (Wagner) and Patrick Dillenberg. She lived in the Town of Herman on a farm until age 8, when she moved to Shawano, where she attended Shawano schools, graduating from high school in 1943. On June 24, 1944, she was united in marriage to Franklin K. Luedtke. The couple celebrated 43 years of marriage before Franklin went to be with the Lord on July 4, 1987. Margaret worked at Dupont Bakery and the telephone company. Changing fields a bit, she then worked for Shawano Medical Center as a nurse’s aide and receptionist in radiology for over 40 years until retiring on Dec. 31, 1999. Margaret also worked as an EMT with Shawano Ambulance for 20 years. Margaret was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary Unit 117, Lake Drive Cemetery Association, St.

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Arthur G. Hohn

Arthur G. Hohn, 96, of Shawano, passed away Sept. 12, 2018. Art was born on May 29, 1922, in a farmhouse in the Town of Seneca, the son of the late Edwin A. and Ethilda (Otto) Hohn. On Dec. 11, 1943, he was united in marriage to Wilma V. Gresen in Shawano. Wilma preceded him in death on Oct. 11, 1990. The most life changing experience they had was when they both gave their hearts to Jesus Christ and were filled with the Holy Spirit. It changed the course of their lives and their children. Art worked as a farmer for a short while in Amherst when he experienced a life-threatening illness. They left the farm and moved back to Shawano area where, after a long recovery, he began driving commercial truck, hauling general freight, fuel and chemicals for most of his working life. After retirement, Art began driving school bus, which he did for many years. Art enjoyed horses and seemingly always had at least one or two in the pasture.

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Evangeline J. Thiede

Evangeline J. “Vangie” Thiede, 83, of Bonduel, passed away on Sunday, Sept. 9, 2018, in Shawano. Vangie was born in Pella on Sept. 26, 1934, daughter of the late William and Edna (Gumz) Messerschmidt. Vangie graduated from Bonduel High School. She married William Thiede on June 9, 1956, at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Bonduel. Vangie worked at Pine Manor in Clintonville for 40 years, where she met and developed lifelong friendships with her coworkers. She enjoyed training many new employees over the years. Vangie loved working in her yard and her flower beds. She also loved to read, play cards, and travel with her husband, Bill. Vangie was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church in Bonduel, where she was active with the Altar Guild, Bible classes and as a happy greeter.

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Clare Ann Dodge

Clare Ann Dodge, 72, passed away peacefully at Birch Hill Nursing Home on Saturday, Sept. 8, 2018. Clare was born in Two Rivers on March 20, 1946, daughter of the late Clarence and Adaline (Peters) Dominitz. Clare was a machinist at Hamilton’s Factory Incorporated for 14 years. In her spare time, she loved trips to the casino, going out to eat and having her bottles of Coca-Cola. She enjoyed watching TV, especially “Golden Girls,” “The Young and The Restless,” “The Sopranos,” “Pitbulls and Parolees” and the Lifetime Channel. Clare enjoyed listening to a variety of music, cookouts, the Green Bay Packers, her turquoise jewelry as well as spending time with her family.

Clare is survived by her fiancé, Alvin “Buddy” Rockman; her son, Brian Wayne (Linda) Bateman; grandchildren, Yolanda Bateman, Claire E. Annimitta, Melissa R. (Jesus Rosales) Skenandore, Brittany M. Bateman and Matthew L. Bateman; and 11 great-grandchildren.

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Craig L. Colson

Craig L. Colson, 77, of Shawano, passed away on Sunday, Sept. 9, 2018, in Shawano. Born on Jan. 19, 1941, he was the son of the late Lowell and Myra (Strong) Colson. Craig graduated from Shawano High School and then worked with his parents in the family business, Colson Furs. On Feb. 5, 1972, he and Maxine were married in Shawano. Maxine preceded him in death on Oct. 15, 2012. Craig was a baptized member of Hope Community Church. He enjoyed watching the Packers, fishing, karaoke and going up north.

Craig is survived by his children, Kimberley (Brian) Ready, of Gresham, and Brian Colson, of Gresham; three grandchildren, Melissa, Joshua and Brandon; two great-grandchildren, Cole and Avayah. He is further survived by Chuck (Mary) LaMarche and their children, Blair and Mandy and family, whom he was raised with, along with many good friends.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Maxine, and his parents.

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Dorothy M. Van Vuren

Dorothy M. (Pingel) Van Vuren, 97, of Beaver Dam, passed away peacefully on Friday, Sept. 7, 2018, surrounded by family members. Dorothy was born on July 8, 1921, in Pulaski, daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Ernst Pingel. She attended schools in Pulaski, Bonduel and Shawano, graduating from De Pere High School, where she was able to pursue ballet and dance. Dorothy attended University of Wisconsin-Madison for one year, where she studied music, played violin and studied classical ballet. On Nov. 8, 1941, Dorothy married Donald Van Vuren in Bonduel. She was a stay-at-home mom, raising six children. Dorothy excelled at sewing and designing clothes for her children. After her children were grown, Dorothy attended Green Bay Technical Institute to become a licensed real estate broker and a certified soil tester, working mainly in Menominee County.

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Eugene F. Skalitzky

Eugene Francis Skalitzky, 77, of Shawano, passed away on Sunday, Sept. 9, 2018, at his home. Eugene was born on Jan. 23, 1941, in Shawano, son of the late Benedict and Alice (Blish) Skalitzky. He was a graduate of Shawano High School. On Dec. 23, 1971, he was united in marriage to Eileen B. Krueger at Zion Lutheran Church in Shawano. Eugene worked for Twig’s Beverage, Dey’s Inc. and Murphy Cement Company until his retirement. He enjoyed working on cars and going to car shows.

Eugene is survived by his loving wife of almost 47 years, Eileen; sons, Faron (Kristi) and Terry (fiancée Angela), both of Shawano; grandchildren, Gage, Shania (Jordon), Hays (Emily), Tucker, Madisyn, Payton, Clayton and Dalton; and two sisters-in-law, Karen Skalitzky, of Pulaski, and Debbie Skalitzky, of Shawano.

He was preceded in death by his granddaughter, Desiré; his parents; two brothers, Dennis and Richard; and one sister, Barbara.

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Luella L. Parker

Luella L. Parker, 74, of Tigerton, passed away Friday, Sept. 7, 2018, at Ascension St. Clare’s Hospital, Weston.

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

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