Obituaries

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Richard R. Ott

Richard R. Ott, 64, formerly of Gillett, went home on Tuesday morning, July 18, 2017, surrounded by those he loved. He was born May 14, 1953, to the late Harold and Phyllis (Oudenhoven) Ott and raised in Forest Junction. He attended Brillion High School.

Richard proudly served his country for 22 years from 1971 to 1993. On July 17, 1976, he married Kasandra (Kassie) Kuehl, of Sherwood.

Richard enjoyed the outdoors, including farming in Gillett, geo-caching, traveling and camping. He also enjoyed driving tour bus, especially for the Green Bay Gamblers. It was the time spent with family and friends, especially his grandchildren that he cherished the most.

Richard was truly one of a kind and will be missed greatly.

He is survived by his wife of 41 years, Kassie; his children, Angela Ott, Elizabeth (Jon) Kelnhofer and Ben (Laura) Ott; his grandchildren, Tori, Brenna, Gracelin, Braden, Gretta, Brooklyn and Cooper.

Wed
19
Jul

Gordon R. Sorenson Sr.

Gordon “Ole” Rudolph Sorenson Sr., 86, of Bonduel, passed away on Saturday, July 15, 2017, surrounded by family. He was born on June 22, 1931, to Rudolph and Laura (Johanna) Sorenson. On Dec. 28, 1955, he was united in marriage to Shirley Krause in Michigan.

Gordon loved to work. He was a self-employed businessman for over 60 years. He loved to farm and had a passion for buying and selling real estate and timber.

Gordon is survived by his wife of 61 years, Shirley; son, Gordon Sorenson Jr.; special friends, Kathy and Mandi; daughters, Chris (Randy) Opperman, Judy (Dan) Hawkinson, Mary (Dennis) Przybylski; sisters, Verdell Payne, Jean (Darrel) Kralovetz; 14 loving grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews; as well as numerous other relatives and friends.

Gordon was a loving father, husband, grandfather, great-grandfather and friend to all.

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19
Jul

Linda A. Gayhart

Linda Ann Gayhart, 64, of Tipler, passed away on Saturday, July 15, 2017, at the Iron County Medical Care Facility in Crystal Falls, Michigan.

She was born on Oct. 23, 1952, in Superior, the daughter of the late Lloyd and Beverly (Shannon) Spencer.

Linda attended Florence High School and received her licensed practical nursing degree from Northeast Wisconsin Technical College in 1990. She was employed at Bornemann’s Nursing Home in Green Bay and Maple Lane Nursing Home in Shawano.

Linda is survived by her husband, John; sons, Michael Gayhart, Tipler, Dan Gayhart, Green Bay, and Jamie (Peggy) Spencer, Green Bay; brother, Patrick Spencer, San Antonio, Texas; granddaughter, Brittany Spencer, Green Bay; aunt, Eileen Smith, Tipler; niece, Heather Spencer, Beaver Dam; as well as extended family and many friends.

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19
Jul

David J. Hobena

David J. Hobena, 71, of the Township of Pella, Shawano County, passed away Saturday, July 15, 2017, at his home.

A gathering of family and friends along with a celebration of David’s life will be held at his home in the Township of Pella. Family and friends may arrive after 3 p.m. Wednesday, July 19, 2017, at N4615 County Road D just west of Pella. Please call P.J., 920-878-0022, with any questions.

Memorials in David’s name may be submitted to Associated Bank or Fox Communities Credit Union to assist with final expenses.

The Eberhardt-Stevenson Funeral Home & Crematory, Clintonville, is assisting with the arrangements.

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15
Jul

Howard Hancock Sr.

Howard Hancock Sr., 78, of Bonduel, passed away on Thursday, July 13, 2017, to join in the heavens above and has desired to reunite with his wife, Ruth, and son, Gary. Born in Oglesby, Illinois, on April 4, 1939, he was the son of the late Phillip and Irene (Kaszynski) Hancock.

He enlisted in the U.S. Army in March 1958 and served our country until his honorable discharge in February 1961. On March 8, 1963, Howard was united in marriage to Ruth Marie Boyd in Chicago. Howard and Ruth had 48 years of love and enjoyed their son, Gary, for 40 months. Ruth preceded him in death on July 24, 2011.

He was the owner of The Morgue tavern in Slab City for 47 years and drove truck part-time during the summers. In his younger years, he enjoyed bowling, watching NASCAR and the Brewers.

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15
Jul

Guy A. Hill

Guy A. Hill, 57, of Madison, passed away on Monday, July 10, 2017, in Madison.

Arrangements are pending with Swedberg Funeral Home in Shawano.

www.swedbergfuneralhome.com

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13
Jul

Angel L. Mendoza-Waukau

Angel Lynn Marie Mendoza-Waukau, 14, of Keshena, started her journey to the Spirit World on Sunday, July 9, 2017.

Angel was born on Sept. 1, 2002, in Shawano, a daughter of Dominique Mendoza and Mark Waukau Jr. Angel just graduated from Menominee Indian Middle School.

She participated in track, wrote poetry and loved to sing. She enjoyed being around other kids.

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13
Jul

Doris A. Szutkowski

Doris A. Szutkowski, 94, formerly of Bowler, died on Wednesday, July 12, 2017, at The Homme Home of Wittenberg.

Doris was born in Bowler on Jan. 26, 1923, the daughter of the late Arthur and Annette (Malueg) Wolter. On July 29, 1943, Doris was united in marriage to Joseph “Butch” Szutkowski at St Florian’s Catholic Church, Hatley. He preceded her in death on Oct. 19, 1993.

Doris was a faithful member of Holy Family-St. William Catholic Church and its Christian Mothers. She was a member of the Bowler Homemakers Club and worked on the village of Bowler Election Board. Doris loved gardening and especially enjoyed flower gardening. She played the organ and enjoyed local concerts.

Doris had a love of cooking for her family and friends, and enjoyed dancing with her favorite partner, her husband Butch. She instilled a love of reading in her children starting with reading the Sunday comic strips.

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12
Jul

Gerald H. Beier

Gerald Herbert “Jerry” Beier found peace on June 30, 2017, at the age of 92 years.

Beloved husband of the late Margaret Beier (nee Erdmann); cherished father of Barbara (Norman) Hopfensperger, Dr. Sue (Patrick) Hanratty and Gary (Kathryn) Beier; and good friend of the late Shirley DeCaluwe. Jerry leaves behind six grandchildren, Todd (Jessica) Beier, Elyse (Robert) Shaw, Jeff Beier, Sarah (Steve) Munson, Paul (Kari) Hopfensperger and Jennifer (Keith) Herm, as well as great-grandchildren, Cody, Sean Alex, Macy, Drake, Tela and Trey. He also had one great-great-granddaughter, Gracie.

He was preceded in death by his brother, Robert, and sister, Audrey, as well as brother-in-law, Robert Erdmann.

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12
Jul

Lorin R. Mayer

Lorin R. Mayer, 80, of Iron River, Michigan, passed away on Friday, June 30, 2017, at the Aspirus Iron River Hospital.

Lorin was born on May 24, 1937, in Green Valley, the son of the late Albert and Hilda (Regal) Mayer. He was employed as a machinist at Nor Fab for over 35 years. Lorin was a United States Army veteran. He enjoyed fishing and golfing.

Lorin is survived by his stepson, Larry (Kay) Giese, of North Carolina; a grandson, Wes Willette; brothers, Dennis (Judith) Mayer, of Abrams, and Mitchell Mayer, of Gresham.

He was preceded in death by his son, Lorin “Buddy” Randy Mayer Jr.; his daughter, Cynthia Willette; and brothers, Merlin, Raymond, Ronnie and Randy.

Private family memorial services will be held July 22, 2017, and Aug. 23, 2017, in Gresham.

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