Obituaries

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Mary M. Rizzo

Mary M. Rizzo, 80, of Apache Junction, Arizona, passed away on Monday, July 19, 2016. She was born on Sept. 23, 1935, in Shawano, the youngest of 17 born to Elmer and Lela (Meverden) Owen.

She married her loving husband, Victor Rizzo. She was formerly a member of Sacred Heart Church.

Mary retired from Maple Lane Health Care Center in 2001. She moved to Apache Junction, Arizona, in 2009 and lived with her son and his wife, David and Diane Rizzo. She loved playing bingo across the street at the Moose Lodge and had made many friends there.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; her brothers, Lester, Delbert, Roger, Harland, Aloysius, Russell, Wilfred, Creed and Milton Owen; and her sisters, Evelyn Heinrich, Veronica Lewis, Susan Bero, Catherine Dalum and Harriet Dillon.

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Ronald J. Caldwell

Ronald J. “Jimmy” Caldwell, 78, of Neopit, passed away on Wednesday, July 20, 2016, at Bellin Hospital in Green Bay following a lengthy illness.

Jimmy was born on Nov. 10, 1937, in Keshena, a son of the late Joseph John and Myrtle (Boivin) Caldwell. He attended school in Shawano. He later entered the United States Navy and served for three years. Upon returning from service he learned to be a welder. He was then employed at the Caterpillar Company and Harnischfeger Corp. as a welder.

He was united in marriage to Vera Elizabeth Caldwell in Shawano. The couple lived in Milwaukee for many years. Following his wife’s death on June 12, 2001, Jimmy retired and later moved to Neopit. He was very mechanical and enjoyed being in the outdoors. He was an avid hunter and fisherman.

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28
Jul

William L. Parduhn

William L. “Bill” Parduhn, 46, of Berry Lake, passed away unexpectedly at home on Wednesday, July 27, 2016, after a 1 1/2-year battle with congestive heart failure.

Bill was born in Shawano on April 28, 1970, the son of Donald Parduhn and Pat Moses. He lived most of his life in Menominee County and was a former chef at the Thunderbird Club. Bill enjoyed fishing and spending time with his grandma, especially taking her to the casino.

Bill is survived by his mom, Pat (Wilson Dickenson) Moses, of Shawano; his father, Donald Parduhn, of Gillett; one brother, Bob Parduhn, of Mayville; and one sister, Melissa (Jim Liesner) Bezio, of Shawano; one niece, Dylin; his grandmother, Inez; as well as other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Sonny Moses, Willie Parduhn and Faires Mae Schneider; three uncles, Bo Moses, Sam Davis and John “E Man” Davis; and one aunt, Fae Davis.

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28
Jul

Marilyn J. Thiede

Marilyn Janamae Thiede, 85, of Shawano, went to meet the Lord on Wednesday, July 27, 2016. Born on July 4, 1931, in Chicago, she was the daughter of the late John F. and Leona (Helke) Thiede.

Marilyn was in the hospitality field for many years and was involved in many community-oriented committees and activities, both in Shawano and Wausau. She was a member of Divine Savior Lutheran Church for several years, where she enjoyed Bible study and participating in various church activities. Crafts, cards and cooking were also favorites of Marilyn’s. For many years, she was a Watkins dealer.

Marilyn is survived by her sister, Merriel (Alfred) Niles, of Shawano; her brother, John Thiede Jr. of Yuma, Arizona; and her brother-in-law, Harold Kottke; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews, as well as many good friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents and her sister, Merceda Kottke.

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Madonna McGillivray

Madonna (Donna) McGillivray, 87, Pulaski, danced into the arms of God on July 27, 2016, at Parkview Manor, Green Bay. She was born on June 24, 1929, in Howard, the eldest daughter of the late Gladys (Everard) and Kenneth Cornell. She married Carl R. McGillivray on Oct. 20, 1951, at Angelica United Methodist Church in Angelica.

Donna first worked at Northern Shoe Company in Pulaski. After marrying Carl, the couple worked side-by-side on the McGillivray dairy farm and their business, McGillivray Trenching, Excavating and Landscaping. She later became a beauty consultant for a number of different cosmetic companies.

Donna was an avid gardener and, with her green thumb, raised a vast assortment of flowers in her garden. She made many beautiful arrangements and bouquets for her church and other local church functions. One of her most memorable moments was being part of the local garden walk.

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Jul

Daniel A. Kalla

Daniel Arthur Kalla, 61, of Shawano, passed away on Sunday, July 24, 2016, in Green Bay.

Daniel was born in St. Cloud, Minnesota, on Dec. 1, 1954, the son of Dorothy (Lehmier) Kalla and the late Arthur Kalla. He enjoyed collecting Mopar memorabilia.

Daniel was dearly loved by Margaret Gordon along with her three children, Tracy (Melissa) Wassenberg, Elizabeth Enneper and Patrick (Karen) Wassenberg, and Patrick’s four sons. He is also survived by his son, Nathaniel Kalla; daughter, Danielle Kalla; mother, Dorothy Kalla; brother, Michael Kalla; sister, Pamela Kalla; as well as nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his father, Arthur.

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26
Jul

Kathryn C. Keyes

Kathryn “Kaye” C. Keyes, 73, of Shawano, passed away on Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2016, in Shawano.

Kaye was born on May 9, 1942, in Manitowoc, the daughter of the late James W. and Kathryn (Cooper) Stein Sr. After high school, she graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. On Aug. 28, 1965, she was united in marriage to Roger K. Keyes in Shawano. He preceded her in death on Aug. 1, 2004. Together, they owned and operated Shamoco Ford of Shawano, where she was also the secretary and treasurer. She was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church, the Jaycettes, and enjoyed snowmobiling.

She is survived by one daughter, Kathryn Mary (Kevin) Mulvey, of Coronado, California; one son, Robert James Keyes, of St. Louis Park, Minnesota; seven grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephew. She is further survived by her special, caring friend, Bev Echtner.

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Dorothy M. Jahnke

Dorothy M. Jahnke, 76, town of Almon, passed away peacefully on Monday, July 25, 2016, at her home, after a courageous battle with cancer, under the care of her family and LeRoyer Hospice.

She was born on May 20, 1940, in Green Bay, the daughter of the late Sylvester and Margaret (Nockerts) Maus.

On June 20, 1959, Dorothy was united in marriage to David Jahnke in Mattoon. He preceded her in death on Jan. 31, 2003.

Dorothy worked for a number of years as a housekeeper at the Bowler School. She also worked in Gresham sewing women and girls clothing. She enjoyed working in her yard and gardening. She was a wonderful cook and baker; no one ever left her house hungry. Her favorite thing to do was spend time with her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

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Lucille A. Treptow

Lucille A. Treptow, 101, formerly of the town of Almon, Shawano County, died on Sunday, July 24, 2016, at the Homme Home of Wittenberg.

She was born on May 8, 1915, in the village of Bowler, the daughter of the late Paul Sr. and Minnie (Bartleme) Fuhrman. Lucille was baptized into God’s family on June 13, 1915, and confirmed her faith in her Savior on Aug. 18, 1929. She attended Bowler High School as far as grades were offered at that time and then completed her high school education by taking the train to Shawano, graduating from Shawano High School in 1935.

On Nov. 17, 1937, Lucille was united in marriage to Edward O. Treptow Sr. at St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church, Bowler. He preceded her in death on July 17, 2005.

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Eunice I. Stick

Eunice Ione Stick, Oolihkakumahkxkweew (“Blue Cloud Woman”), 96, of the Stockbridge-Munsee Mohican Nation, went to be with her Creator on Saturday, July 23, 2016.

Eunice was born in the town of Red Springs on Aug. 31, 1919, the daughter of the late Arthur Bruette and Alice (Gardner) Bruette. On July 15, 1942, Eunice was united in marriage to Jameson Doxtator, who preceded her in death on March 24, 1959. Eunice later married Howard Stick, who preceded her in death on Nov. 6, 1996.

At a very young age, Eunice got her first job making fire and cleaning at a little school nearby in Red Springs. She always spoke of how she had to get up early to get the fire going to keep all the kids warm, followed by cleaning the classroom at the end of the day. She loved cleaning the chalk board. In her teen years, she took care of children and did household duties for families in Neopit and later in Milwaukee.

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