Obituaries

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Marshall F. Moede

Marshall F. “Mike” Moede, 85, of Shawano, passed away on Tuesday, June 27, 2017, in Appleton.

Born on May 15, 1932, in the town of Herman, Mike was the son of the late Gustave and Leona (Peterman) Moede. He was drafted into the United States Army during the Korean Conflict, receiving the Purple Heart before his honorable discharge. On June 9, 1956, Mike was united in marriage to Beatrice Suehring. He farmed in the town of Breighton for 11 years before working at FWD in Clintonville. Mike was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, the American Legion, Disabled American Veterans and St. James Lutheran Church.

Mike liked listening to polkas and country music, and grew and sold Christmas trees and pumpkins. He was an avid fan of the Green Bay Packers, Wisconsin Badgers and the Shawano Hawks, making many trips to state. In his free time, he enjoyed cutting wood, hunting, trout fishing, golfing, reading, playing cards and going out to dinner.

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Terry L. Knitt Sr.

Terry Leigh Knitt Sr., 52, of Scott, Louisiana, formerly of Clintonville, passed away on Wednesday, June 21, 2017, in Lafayette, Louisiana.

Graveside services for Terry will be held at 10:45 a.m. Saturday, July 1, 2017, at Bethlehem Lutheran Cemetery in the town of Pella.

Swedberg Funeral Home is assisting the family with the arrangements.

www.swedbergfuneralhome.com

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Selma Griepentrog-Neubauer

Selma Griepentrog-Neubauer, 91, of Tigerton, passed away on Saturday, June 24, 2017, at her home.

The former Selma Marie Kauffman was born on June 22, 1926, in the town of Morris, Shawano County, to Charles and Anna (Bublitz) Kauffman. She went to Whitcomb Grade School and then completed one year at Tigerton High School.

Selma was united in marriage on Nov. 23, 1945, to Everald G. Griepentrog in Tigerton. The couple farmed for some years and during that same time also operated Griepentrog Farm Equipment, which was the local Allis-Chalmers dealership. From 1961 to 1975 the couple owned the Tigerton Hotel, Ev & Selma’s Café and the Mobil Gas Station. In 1965 they started the Tigerton mobile home park until 1981. Her husband suffered a life changing stroke in 1975, and he preceded her in death on June 24, 1985.

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Alan J. Grutza

Alan James Grutza, 64, of Shawano, passed away on Monday, June 26, 2017, at his home.

Born on March 11, 1953, in Milwaukee, Alan was the son of the late Robert and Lorraine (Lewicki) Grutza. In 1977, he moved to Shawano to “get out of Milwaukee.” On Feb. 12, 1994, Alan was united in marriage to Ruby (Gipp) Wright at St. John United Church of Christ in Cecil. He worked primarily for road construction. In his free time, he enjoyed visiting with friends and spending time outside, but more than anything, he loved spending time with his grandchildren, who followed him around like little ducks.

One of Alan’s proudest accomplishments was building his home from the ground up.

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Doris M. Kroenke

On Monday, June 26, 2017, the Lord called Doris Mae Kroenke to his eternal home at the age of 91.

Doris was born in Clintonville on Nov. 9, 1925, the daughter of the late William and Emma (Schauder) Schmidt. She was baptized in June 1926 at her parents’ summer cottage. Doris lived in the Clintonville and Shawano area all of her life and was confirmed in 1939 at Christ Congressional Church. On July 29, 1962, she was confirmed at St. James Lutheran Church in Shawano by Pastor Parsch. On Sept. 8, 1962, Doris was united in marriage to Kenneth M. Kroenke at St. James Lutheran Church.

Doris worked as a bookkeeper at Pine Manor for 18 years and was active with the St. James Ladies Aid.

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Ronald R. Kautz

Ronald “Ron” R. Kautz, 70, of the Township of Larrabee, passed away Friday evening June 23, 2017, at his home, surrounded by his loving family.

Ronald Roger Kautz was born at home Aug. 5, 1946, in Marion to the late Leo and Blanche (Nelson) Kautz. At a young age, the family moved to Clintonville. Throughout his school years Ron worked at his family’s car dealership washing vehicles. He was also active in Boy Scouts and achieved Life Scout designation. After graduating from Clintonville High School in 1964, he attended Green Bay Technical College and received his accounting degree.

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Alfred P. Zander

Alfred P. “Fred” Zander, 87, of Port Edwards, formerly of Shawano, passed away to his heavenly home with his family by his side on Saturday, June 24, 2017, at the Edgewater Haven Care Center in Port Edwards.

Funeral service arrangements are pending and will be announced on Friday.

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

Please share online condolences at www.mickelsonfs.com.

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Holly Jo Johnston

Holly Jo Johnston, 32, passed away on Sunday, May 28, 2017, in Arizona.

Funeral services will be held in Pocatello, Idaho, on July 1, 2017, under the care of Colonial Funeral Home, 2005 S. 4th Ave. Pocatello, ID, 208-233-1500. Condolences may be made to the family online at www.colonial-funeralhome.com.

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Anna Koehler

“Ann” (nee Yelich) died on June 17, 2017, at Seasons Hospice and Palliative Care in Waukesha. She was born in Croatia, Europe on Dec. 17, 1919. At 3 years old, she came to Milwaukee with her parents, George and Elizabeth, where she was raised and educated. She was happily married to Raymond O. Koehler for 50 years, who was a Milwaukee police detective. Ray was a World War II Marine seeing action in the Pacific Theatre with island landings, and also served as Marine support on the USS Maryland. He completed and retired from his military career through the U.S. Army Reserves.

Ann held various office positions with the most interesting as the first executive secretary for Bud Selig when he was president of the Milwaukee Brewers Baseball Club. She and her husband retired to Shawano Lake and enjoyed golf, bowling, fishing, family and friends. She was also a past president of Shawano Woman’s Club.

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Jerry Olsen

Jerry Olsen, also known as “Jerry from the Bamboo,” passed away peacefully at home on Monday, June 19, 2017, surrounded by his children and loving wife, Marty.

Jerry had an enigmatic, energetic and charismatic persona that was larger than life. His magnetic personality coupled with his clever ingenuity (along with the saint-like patience of his wife, Marty) led to their successful 30-year run as owners of the Bamboo Bar. Jerry was constantly devising clever campaigns to keep the business interesting and fun. The annual boatsinker, winter volleyball tournaments, ice-golfing tournaments, and indoor beach parties are just a few of the notable events that Jerry brought to the area. One of his most time-tested contributions to local society included the invention of the Summer Hummer.

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