Obituaries

Wed
12
Jul

Erma D. Schram

Erma D. Schram, 89, of Shawano, formerly of the town of Belle Plaine, Shawano County, passed away Monday morning, July 10, 2017, at Paiser’s Oakhaven in Shawano.

Erma was born on Sept. 6, 1927, in Wautoma as the daughter of the late Gustave and Ella (Gatz) Groskreutz. She was united in marriage to Omar Schram on Sept. 21, 1947, in Wautoma, where the couple lived on a farm prior to moving to Wittenberg in 1955. Upon Omar’s retirement in 1985 the couple moved to their retirement home on Pine Lake at the Cloverleaf Lakes in the town of Belle Plaine, Shawano County. Erma and Omar also enjoyed spending the winter months in Orlando, Florida. Omar preceded his wife in death on March 19, 2000.

Erma was a member of Zion Lutheran Church in Embarrass for many years. She enjoyed playing bridge with her friends in Wittenberg over the years, and in her spare time liked to cook, entertain guests, go out for dinner, crochet afghans, play cards and spend time on the lake.

Fri
07
Jul

Louis E. Beilfuss

Louis E. Beilfuss, 99, of Bonduel, passed away on Friday, July 7, 2017, in Shawano.

Born in Bonduel on Dec. 19, 1917, Louis was the son of the late William and Lydia (Peterman) Beilfuss. On June 23, 1951, Louis was united in marriage to Geraldine Kroenke at St. Paul Lutheran Church-Stony Hill. Geraldine preceded him in death on May 7, 2007. He lived in Shawano County all his life, working as a dairy farmer in the town of Waukechon and at Shawano Equity.

Louis was a member of Friedens Lutheran Church and enjoyed deer hunting. More than anything, he loved spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren.

Fri
07
Jul

Marvin F. Hesse

Marvin F. Hesse, 92, of Ripon, passed away peacefully on Sunday, June 11, 2017, at Fountain View Care Center in Ripon.

Marvin was born on Jan. 19, 1925, in Shawano, a son of the late Louis and Amanda (Koehler) Hesse. He graduated from Shawano High School in 1943 and three days later was drafted into the armed forces. Marvin served his country from 1943-1946 in the U.S. Army Air Corps. He was stationed in New Guinea.

Following the war, Marvin lived in Victoria, Texas, working as a bookkeeper while enjoying the warmth he had grown accustomed to in the Pacific. He adopted many of the Texas customs: cowboy boots, western shirts, blue jeans, the accent, phrases and, most of all, the southern charm. He frequently came back to visit his family, and all the Wisconsin relatives thoroughly enjoyed his visits.

Fri
07
Jul

Henry Kralovetz

Henry Kralovetz, 86, passed away on Thursday, July 6, 2017, in Shawano.

Arrangements are pending with Swedberg Funeral Home.

www.swedbergfuneralhome.com

Thu
06
Jul

Delores E. Bogda Schmeisser

Delores E. Bogda Schmeisser, 90, of Shawano, passed away on Tuesday, July 4, 2017, in Appleton.

Delores was born in the town of Seneca, Shawano County, on Feb. 8, 1927, to the late Joe P. and Frances (Kort) Aschenbrenner. On May 12, 1951, Delores was united in marriage to Ferdinand Bogda. She worked at the Shawano Red Owl as a checkout clerk and retired in 1979. In 1981, she and Ferdinand moved to Pickeral Lake. He preceded her in death on April 28, 1994.

Delores moved back to Shawano, and on Sept. 19, 1997, she was united in marriage to Ralph Schmeisser. He preceded her in death on Nov. 14, 2015.

Delores was a member of St. James Lutheran Church in Shawano.

Delores is survived by her son, Lee Bogda, of Shawano; two stepdaughters, Beverly Merath, of Green Bay, and Lynn (Jim) Spiegel, of Shawano. She is further survived by three sisters, Jean (Carl) Theil, Sharon (Marvin) Herman and Germaine Tischauser.

Thu
06
Jul

Franklyn T. Bergmann, MD

Dr. Franklyn T. Bergmann, also known as Tom, 81, of Shawano, passed away peacefully at his home on Saturday, July 1, 2017.

Tom was born on July 13, 1935, in Madison, to Franklyn and Pauline (Kundert) Bergmann. A graduate of Madison West High School, Tom entered medical school at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. That is where he met his future wife, Kathleen (Urick) Bergmann. They were united in marriage on June 16, 1956. Upon completing his medical residency, Tom entered the Air Force Medical Corps and honorably served his country. Upon completing his military commitment, he settled in Shawano and established his private medical practice.

Thu
06
Jul

Dorothy J. Laehn

Dorothy J. (Heinz) Laehn, of De Pere, was called to her eternal resting place on July 1, 2017.

Dorothy was born on Jan. 12, 1933, in Shawano to Paul and Colette (Spitzer) Heinz. She graduated from Shawano High School, Class of 1951.

On Dec. 30, 1952, Dorothy was united in marriage to her high school sweetheart. Charles Laehn. at Sacred Heart Church in Shawano. Dorothy was an active member of the Redbirds Couples bridge club. In Dorothy’s free time, she loved to garden, working on her computer, shopping, taking trips to Florida, cooking, baking and being with family.

While raising a family of five, Dorothy attended Green Bay Business College, which resulted with a position at Bellin Hospital as a data processor/computer operator. She retired from there after 25 years.

Tue
04
Jul

Sheri L. Davids

Sheri L. Davids, 53, of Bowler, passed away on Monday, July 3, 2017, in Weston.

Sheri was born on April 3, 1964, in Milwaukee, the daughter of the late Roland Davids and Joanne Meier. She lived in the Milwaukee area most of her life, returning home to the Stockbridge-Munsee Reservation after her retirement.

Sheri is survived by her son, Zach, of Kimberly; seven sisters, Jodie, Sue, Carol, SoHappy, Julie, Misty and Jackie; two brothers, Jeff and Sam; her best friend, Jodi Couch; and former husband, Bill Thurman Jr.

She was preceded in death by her son, Billy Thurman III, her parents and one sister, Kathy “Knuckie.”

A celebration of life will be held at a later date, with inurnment in the Red Springs Cemetery.

Swedberg Funeral Home is assisting the family with the arrangements.

www.swedbergfuneralhome.com

Tue
04
Jul

Victoria H. Kohn

Victoria Helene Esther Brodhagen Kohn was born on Oct. 31, 1924, in the town of Hartland, Shawano County, to the late Louis and Anna (Westphal) Brodhagen.

Victoria was born again in the waters of holy baptism at St. Paul Lutheran Church, Bonduel, by Pastor W. J. Plischke on Nov. 19, 1924. Her sponsors were William Brodhagen, Helene Westphal and Alma Dahms. She was confirmed on April 10, 1938, by the Rev. W. J. Plischke at St. Paul Lutheran Church. Her confirmation verse was Jeremiah 31:3, “I have loved with an everlasting love; therefore with loving-kindness I have drawn thee.”

Sat
01
Jul

Robert L. Seehafer

Robert Lloyd “Bob” Seehafer, 81, of Shawano, passed away on Friday, June 30, 2017, in Shawano.

Bob was born in Shawano on Nov. 22, 1935, the son of the late Alvis and Magdeline (Bowan) Seehafer. He proudly served our country in the Air Force. After his honorable discharge in 1958 from the Air Force, he served in the Naval Reserves. Bob was a life member of the AMVETS Post 10, where he also served on the color guard. On June 23, 1990, Bob was united in marriage to Diane (Koehler) Geringer at St. James Lutheran Church.

Bob retired from Warvel Products in Gillett. He was an avid Packers, Brewers and Badgers fan and enjoyed going to the casino, sign-ins and spending time with his family.

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