Obituaries

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12
Jan

Dorothy J. Bruette

Dorothy J. Bruette, 83, of the Town of Belle Plaine, Shawano County, passed away Friday morning, Jan. 11, 2019, at Oakhaven in Shawano.

The Eberhardt-Stevenson Funeral Home and Crematory of Clintonville is assisting her family.

Thu
10
Jan

Rosella N. Gartzke

Rosella N. Gartzke went to be with the Lord, our Savior, on Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2019, in Shawano surrounded by her family. She was born April 8, 1926, in the town of Deer Creek, Outagamie County.

She was the daughter of the late Louis and Mary Jane “Mamie” (McGlin) Nelson. She was baptized on May 27, 1926, with the Rev. Alfred Hoad officiating. Rosella was confirmed at the First Methodist Church in Clintonville with theRev. S.H. Wiese officiating on April 2, 1939.

Rosella graduated from Clintonville High School in 1944. She met the love of her life and married Robert Allen Gartzke at the First Presbyterian Church in Green Bay with the Rev. Dudley Uphoff officiating. While Bob attended school at the University of Madison, she worked at the Madison National Bank.

Thu
10
Jan

Patricia J. Montgomery

Patricia J. Montgomery, 96, of Clintonville, passed away Tuesday morning, Jan. 8, 2019, at The Pines Post Acute and Memory Care, Embarrass.

The Eberhardt-Stevenson Funeral Home and Crematory, Clintonville, is assisting the family.

Wed
09
Jan

Donald F. Legler Sr.

Donald F. Legler Sr., 85, of Shawano, passed away peacefully on Sunday, Jan. 6, 2019, at his home, surrounded by his loving family.

Don was born March 7, 1933, in Green Bay, a son of the late Ellsworth and Luella (Koch) Legler. He attended Milwaukee schools, graduating from Custer High School in 1952. Following school, Don was drafted into the United States Army in 1953 and served until 1955. He was stationed in Germany in the Artillery Unit of the First Division and played football in special services. On June 13, 1953, he was united in marriage to the former Marilyn “Toots” Lompa at Holy Redeemer Catholic Church in Milwaukee. Upon returning from service, Don was employed as a sheet metal worker for over 40 years, retiring in 1994. He was a lifetime member of the Sheet Metal Workers Union Local 18 of Waukesha.

Wed
09
Jan

Vernon O. Neuman

Vernon Otto Neuman, 83, of Gresham, formerly of Eden, died on Monday, Dec. 17, 2018, in Shawano. Born in Milwaukee on April 24, 1935, he is the son of the late Hugo and Martha (Schneider) Neuman. Vernon spent his early years in Milwaukee. On Feb. 17, 1955, in Illinois, Vernon married his beloved wife, Patricia Radman. He was an expert office machine repairman, as well as a talented organist and pianist. Vernon had an unshakable faith and enjoyed religious music. The couple are members of St. Martin Lutheran Church in the Town of Belle Plaine and have enjoyed raising Dalmatians throughout their marriage. He was an avid Hamm radio operator (MARS).

Vernon is survived by his loving wife of 63 years, Patricia; their children, Curtis W. (Susie) Neuman, of Florida, Carrie (Randy) Wendling, of Mayville, Christopher M. (Sue) Neuman, of Oostburg, Corey W. (Judy) Neuman, of Florida, Cynthia L. (fiancé David Walsh) Bonincontri, of Eden; 13 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

Sat
05
Jan

Rose Wagner

Rose “Marie” Wagner, 86, Green Bay, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2019. She was born on May 25, 1932, in Shawano to Clyde and Agnes (Baumgartner) Clayton.

On May 3, 1954, Rose married Thomas R. Wagner. She loved watching Packers and Brewers games.

Survivors include her six sons, Don (Lori) Wagner, Dan Wagner, Russ (Theresa) Wagner, Rick (Kate) Wagner, Lewis (Lori) Wagner and Paul Wagner; 10 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Sally (Don) Braatz and Edie Raddant.

She was preceded in death by her husband and two grandsons, Josh Wagner and Paul Thomas Wagner Jr.

Visitation will be held at Blaney Funeral Home, 1521 Shawano Ave., Green Bay, from 10 a.m. to noon Friday, Jan. 11, followed by the funeral service. Burial will be in Fort Howard Memorial Park.

To send online condolences, please go to www.BlaneyFuneralHome.com.

Sat
05
Jan

William J. Ejnik

William J. Ejnik, 78, of Gresham, passed away on Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2019 in Shawano. William was born in Brown County on Sept. 20, 1940, the son of the late Walter and Harriett (Bahrwig) Ejnik. On Nov. 12, 1960, William was united in marriage to Moria Hussin in Suamico. In 1970, the couple moved to the Gresham area where they owned and operated a dairy farm. In his free time, William enjoyed hunting, fishing, bowling, softball and playing cards.

William is survived by his wife, Moria; their four sons, Tom, of Shawano, Robert (Annette), of Gresham, Steve (Trish), of Minnesota and John (Sara), of Whitewater; 10 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren. He is further survived by two sisters, Marilyn VanLanen and Florence Mulloy, both of Green Bay; and one sister-in-law, Diane Ejnik, of Suamico.

He was preceded in death by two great-grandchildren, Lexus and Braxton; his parents; and two brothers, Tom and Gerald.

Sat
05
Jan

Elaine E. Kohls

Elaine E. (Barkhaus) Kohls, 94, Fond du Lac and formerly of Gillett, was born December 4, 1924 in Bonduel, WI to Albert and Adela (Graf) Barkhaus. She passed on to the Lord on January 3, 2019.

Elaine attended St. Paul Lutheran School and graduated salutatorian from Bonduel High School. She attended business college in Green Bay and worked at a bank and Dehn’s Ice Cream in Bonduel. She met Oscar Kohls at a wedding dance and swept him off his feet. They were married for 59 years before his passing. They had three children as they worked one of the largest dairy farms in Oconto County in the 1950s and ’60s. Elaine was Gillett Town clerk for 10 years. She was devoted to her faith in the Lord and was privileged to be the first woman member of the church council at Immanuel Lutheran Church. She was active in LWML and Ladies Aid, as well as Homemakers and other volunteer activities.

Sat
05
Jan

Marjorie A. Ainsworth

Marjorie A. “Margie” Ainsworth, 89, of Bonduel, passed away Thursday, Jan. 3, 2019.

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04
Jan

Jeffrey R. Mitchell

Jeffrey R. “Mitch” Mitchell, 67, died suddenly Monday, Dec. 31, 2018, at his home in Tilleda.

Jeff was born on April 8, 1951, in Clintonville as the son of the late Merlin and Gladys (Wendt) Mitchell. He lived most of his life in the Clintonville area until the late 1980s when he moved to his present home in Tilleda. Jeff graduated from Clintonville High School in 1969 and worked at Torborg’s Clintonville Lumber until his retirement. He enjoyed hunting and fishing, especially his Canadian fishing trips. Jeff also enjoyed taking road trips to see various sites around the state.

Survivors include his sister, Kay (Keith) Kemp, Menasha; brother, Patrick (Connie) Mitchell, Clintonville; three nieces, Nicole (John) Burkhart, Sara (Ryan) Messner and Casey (Kyle) Rosenberg; two nephews: Steven (fiance Keri Klotzbuecher) Mitchell and Andy (Ashley) Kemp; and great-nieces and great-nephews.

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