Obituaries

Wed
15
Nov

Mildred Bohm

Mildred Marie Bohm, 87, of Seymour, passed away on Nov. 11, 2017. Born on April 1, 1930, in Shawano County, Mildred was the eighth of 10 children born to the late Christ and Cora (Sachs) Colling. On Oct. 29, 1949, Mildred was united in marriage to Milton Bohm at Emmanuel Lutheran Church in Seymour. Milton preceded her in death on Nov. 29, 2010. Mildred was an active member of Our Savior Lutheran Church in the Town of Lessor and the Landstad Ladies HCE (Homemakers). Mildred was a wonderful housewife and mother. She loved children and often babysat for the children from the neighborhood and her beloved grandchildren.

Wed
15
Nov

Robert S. Severson

Robert S. Severson, 93, of Bowler, died on Saturday, Nov. 4, 2017, at Pine Manor Health Care Center, Embarrass, Wisconsin.

He was born on April 5, 1924, in the town of New Hope, Portage County, the son of the late Severt and Clara (Knutson) Severson.

On Nov. 13, 1954, Robert was united in marriage to Rosetta Berglund in Wausau. She survives.

Robert drove truck for Westgors Lumber & Trucking and was employed at FWD Clintonville from 1965 until his retirement in 1990. He was a collector and enjoyed working on motors and tinkering.

Survivors include his wife, Rosetta of Birnamwood, three children; Doris (Eugene) Allar of Wausau, Mary (Dave) Jordan of Kronenwetter and Maynard Severson of Bowler and two grandchildren; Heather and Amy Jordan.

Robert was preceded in death by his parents, three brothers; Ervin, Leon and Lester and four sisters; Anna Stewart, Violet Brooks, Frieda Liesch and Flora Severson.

Sat
11
Nov

Leona E. Zahn

Leona E. Zahn, 94, Shawano, died Friday, Nov. 10, 2017, at Evergreen Nursing Home, Shawano. Leona was born Nov. 2, 1923, to the late John and Alma (Neumann) Kuhn in Clintonville. She married Leo Zahn on July 20, 1946, at St. Peter-Pella Opening Lutheran Church, in Clintonville. He preceded her in death on June 22, 2007.

The Zahns farmed their family homestead for many years, retiring and moving to Shawano in 1977. Leona was a long time member of St. John’s Lutheran Church, Hermansfort.

Survivors include her sister-in-law, Sylvia Jeske, Embarrass; her nieces, Mary (Craig Wians) Jung, Shawano, Lois (Dan) Stueck, Embarrass, and Marilyn (Bill) Rasmuessen, Eugene, Oregon; nephew, Jim (Karen) Habeck, Clintonville; and her “special caring angel” Bobbi Zahn.

Fri
10
Nov

Larry D. Habeck

Larry Duane Habeck, 66, of Grand Chute, passed away on Friday, Nov. 3, 2017, at his home surrounded by his family following a lengthy battle with T-cell Lymphoma. He was born Nov. 14, 1950, to the late Ruben and Charlotte Habeck of Nichols. He married his first love, Susan (Elliott), July 21, 1973, spending 44 happy years together.

Fri
10
Nov

Victor E. Christian

Victor E. “Vic” Christian, 82, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2017, at the Birch Hill Care Center in Shawano, following a long-term illness with Alzheimer’s. He now joins his wife, Evie, in the eternal afterlife.

Vic was born in the Richland Center area on Sept. 13, 1935, to Annie and Vern Christian. He was raised on a farm in rural Hilsboro, with his 12 siblings including Erwin, Virgil, Melvin (deceased), Ernest (deceased), Julius, Bob, Frieda, Phyllis, Rose, Bernadine (deceased) and Millie (deceased).

Fri
10
Nov

Thomas H. Bente

Thomas H. Bente, 73, of Shawano, passed away on Wednesday, Nov. 8, 2017. Born in Milwaukee on July 5, 1944, he is the son of the late Henry and Helen (Klemens) Bente. On March 16, 1973, Thomas was united in marriage to Judith Gendron in Milwaukee. He worked for AO Smith as an overhead crane operator for many years and after retiring, moved to the Shawano area. Tom and Judy vacationed in the Dominican Republic every year. He enjoyed the outdoors, working in his yard, riding his motorcycle and watching the Packers and the Brewers.

Thomas is survived by his loving wife, Judith; two children, Monica (Jeff) Cammack, of Richfield, and Paul (Bonnie) Hare, of Oconomowoc; grandchildren, Lexi (Justin) Andrews, Rachel Cammack, Natalie (Mike) Medrano and Daniel Buretta; and one brother, Ken Bente, of Shawano.

He was preceded in death by his parents and sister-in-law, Maxine Bente.

Thu
09
Nov

Joan Lou Oberle

Born: July 5, 1936

Died: Nov. 8, 2017

Joan Lou Oberle, wife and mother of six, died on Nov. 8, 2017. She was 81.

Joan, a real fire cracker, was born on July 5, 1936, to George C. and Lucille M. (Rusch) Berton and grew up during the depression and World War II. With the state of her parents’ health and being the first born daughter in a family with 12 children, Joan raised many of her brothers and sisters. She had a difficult childhood where the family was on government assistance and a “normal” home life was virtually nonexistent.

Thu
09
Nov

Chester Gueths

Chester “Chet” Gueths left this earthly world on Wednesday, Nov. 1, 2017. Chet was born in the Town of Richmond, Shawano County, on the family farm of Arthur “Art” and Caroline “Lena” (Sommers) Gueths. He spent his early years on the farm and attended Forest School through the eighth grade. Chet joined the U.S. Air Force in 1948 and proudly served his country for 22 years, being stationed in many places around the states as well as Iceland, Vietnam and Japan. He retired in 1970 with the rank of chief master sergeant. Chet met his wife, Bertha “Tiss” while stationed in Texas at the Amarillo Air Force base. They were married in Raton, New Mexico, on May 26, 1954, and their union lasted for almost 60 years. After retirement, Chet moved his family to Albuquerque, New Mexico, and worked as a carrier for the U.S. Postal Service for 20 years.

Thu
09
Nov

Mavis Lemke

Mavis Lemke (nee Ratz), 83, passed quietly from this life to eternal life with Jesus on Sunday, Nov. 5, 2017. Mavis was born in Oconto County to Emil Ratz and Olga (Kossman/Mittag). She was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Roy. They had been married 58 years when he died in 2011.

She will be deeply missed by her three daughters, Susan (Eugene) Gilbertson, Joy (Greg) Ladzinski and Cathy (Scott) Golden; her grandchildren, Kelly (Manolo) Ramirez, Adam Golden, Mary (Grant) Hultman, Jessica Golden and Diana Dawson; and her great-grandchildren, Lucas and Adelia Hultman, A.J. and Thomas Wray, and Esmeralda Mavis Ramirez. She is also survived by her sister Caroline Curtis and brother Melvin Ratz (Rose), sister-in-law, Audrey Ratz and brother-in law, Richard (Betty) Lemke, and many nieces and nephews.

Mavis and Roy were both younger children in very large families, and most of their siblings are now deceased.

Wed
08
Nov

Lowell J. Oberle

Lowell James Oberle, husband, father of six, and former Shawano Paper Mill worker, died on Friday, Nov. 3, 2017. He was 85.

Lowell “Jim” was born in Shawano on March 3, 1932, to the late Raymond E. and Gladys M. (Gallagher) Oberle. The family first lived near the Shawano Community Hospital, but moved to 707 Maiden Lane after building a house next to Jim’s grandparents, Ernst and Ella Oberle. Jim grew up in the 1930s and 1940s, taking care of his chickens, hunting and fishing, and enjoying summers and family events at their cottage on the east shore of Shawano Lake.

Jim attended Shawano High School, graduating in 1950. When he discovered he was about to be drafted into the military service, he volunteered for the Air Force and was stationed in France as an MP during the Korean conflict. Jim was honorably discharged in May 1955. He returned to Shawano and met Joan Lou Berton, a waitress at the Janke’s restaurant just west of the Shawano Paper Mill.

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