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Jackie L. Fischer

Jackie L. Fischer, 48, of the Township of Wyoming, Waupaca County, passed away Thursday, July 11, 2019, at her home.

The Eberhardt-Stevenson Funeral Home and Crematory in Marion is assisting the family.

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Nancy Shannon

Nancy Shannon, 82, of Shawano, passed away Thursday, July 11, 2019, at The Cottages. Nancy was born May 16, 1937, in Minneapolis, Minnesota, to the late Vernon and Eleanore (Barrett) Tapelt. Nancy graduated from South High School in Minneapolis and was united in marriage to Gordon Shannon on Aug. 6, 1955, in Minneapolis. She was a United States Air Force wife for 8½ years. Nancy was very family oriented, always remembering everyone’s birthdays, and she loved the precious time that she spent with her family, especially her grandchildren. She spent her free time enjoying the blooming flowers, gardening, taking walks and bowling in her younger years. Nancy enjoyed road trips with family and friends and especially enjoyed her many trips to Door County. She was a wonderful wife, mother and grandmother and will be deeply missed.

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Thomas Charles Schweitzer

Thomas Charles Schweitzer, 86, of Shawano, passed away Wednesday, July 10, 2019, at his home. He was born Dec. 9, 1932, in West Allis to the late Walter and Eleanor (Meisenhimer) Schweitzer. Thomas was united in marriage to Delores Barbian on June 14, 1952, in Milwaukee. Delores preceded Thomas in death Oct. 12, 2015. Thomas served his country proudly in the United States Navy from 1952 to 1954. In his free time, he was an avid hunter and fisherman and loved to be outdoors.

Thomas is survived by his children, Linda (Randall) Contant, of Lake Geneva, Patricia (Michael) Zellmer, of Costa Mesa, California, John (Tammy) Schweitzer, of Mayville, David (Linda) Schweitzer, of Horicon, James Schweitzer, of Shawano, and Diane (Allen) Hartwig, of Clintonville; 15 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren with two more on the way; and a sister-in-law, Delores Gill of Milwaukee. He is further survived by other family members and friends.

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Rita Marie Lemke

Rita Lemke, 89, of Cecil, passed away Wednesday, July 10, 2019, in Appleton. Rita was born July 2, 1930, in Winona, Minnesota, to the late Walter and Mollie (Fetting) Huebsch. On Sept. 20, 1958, Rita was united in marriage to Lee Lemke in Wheaton, Illinois. She loved flowers and gardening. Rita also loved animals of all kinds, especially horses. She showed Arabian horses for many years in many different venues and was a member of the Arabian Horse Society, as well as the Wisconsin Desert Horse Association. Over the years, she grew attached to many of the animals in her life but had a special place in her heart for her Boston terrier, Princess. Rita was an active member of Zion Lutheran Church in Shawano where she was involved with Zion Lutheran Church Women and Dorcas Circle. She was also an active member of the Shawano Women’s Club.

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Duwane C. Pieper

Duwane C. Pieper, 91, of Shawano, passed away late Friday, July 12, 2019, at ThedaCare Medical Center-Shawano, with her family by her side.

Funeral service arrangements are pending.

Mickelson Funeral and Cremation Service of Shawano is assisting the family with arrangements. Please share online condolences at www.mickelsonfs.com.

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Judith A. Dillenburg

Judith A. “Judy” Dillenburg, 79, of Shawano, passed away early Saturday morning, July 13, 2019, with her loving family at her side, at Bellin Hospital following a brief illness.

Judy was born Oct. 22, 1939, in Shawano, the daughter of the late Roy and Mabel (Grosskreutz) Rades. She attended Shawano schools, graduating from SHS in 1958. Following high school, she attended the Humboldt School of Airline Technology. On July 29, 1961, she was united in marriage to Gerald Dillenburg at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Shawano. The couple lived in Shawano their entire marriage. Besides being a wife, mother and grandmother, Judy was employed at the Shawano County treasurer’s office and worked in retail at various stores in Shawano.

Judy was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Shawano. She loved trips to the casino and following the Milwaukee Brewers. She enjoyed bird watching and tending to her flowers. Her greatest joys were her grandchildren.

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Donald A. Ford

Donald A. Ford, 81, of the Town of Wescott, Shawano, passed away unexpectedly Friday evening, July 12, 2019.

Funeral service arrangements are pending and will be announced Thursday.

Mickelson Funeral and Cremation Service of Shawano is assisting the family with arrangements. Please share online condolences at www.mickelsonfs.com.

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William Carl ‘Bill’ Thiede

William Carl “Bill” Thiede, 91, of Bonduel, passed away on Monday, July 8, 2019, in Shawano. Bill was born on Sep. 6, 1927, in Bonduel, to the late Julius and Ida (Drage) Thiede. He graduated from Bonduel High School. On June 9, 1956, Bill was united in marriage to Evangeline Messerschmidt at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Bonduel. Evangeline preceded Bill in death, after 62 years of marriage, on Sept. 9, 2018.

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James P. Krause

James P. Krause, 81, of Cecil, formerly of Gillett, passed away on June 26, 2019, with his family by his side.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, July 13, 2019, at 11 a.m. at Faith United Lutheran Church, 11465 Old U, Gillett. Pastor John Laasch will officiate. Inurnment will follow at Immanuel Lutheran Cemetery, 11639 County Road H, Gillett. Full military honors will be conducted by AmVets Post 10. Visitation will begin at 9 a.m. and continue until the time of service.

Mickelson Funeral and Cremation Service of Shawano is assisting the family with arrangements. Please share online condolences at www.mickelsonfs.com.

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Joyce D. Christjohn

Joyce D. Christjohn, 79, of Oneida, passed away July 7, 2019, at her home.

She was born Nov. 15, 1939, in Birnamwood, the youngest of 14 children born to the late Edwin and Adele (Larson) Matson. On Oct. 19, 1974, she married Ronald Christjohn in Tigerton. He survives.

Joyce had many interests, including trips to Door County, treasure hunting at rummage sales or attending her church bible classes. She was an avid Brewers fan. She loved her dogs, coffee and music, especially Elvis, the Bee Gees and Tanya Tucker.

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