Obituaries

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Andi Siahaan

Andi (Warsandi) Siahaan passed away on Monday, Sept. 3, 2018, at JourneyCare Hospice Center, Barrington, Illinois. He was born on April 20, 1965, in Pematang Siantar, Sumatra, Indonesia, the son of Maruli Gunung Siahaan and Tiamsa Siagian. He was baptized and confirmed in Pematang Siantar in the HKBP Lutheran Church.

He graduated from high school and college in Pematang Siantar. He continued his education in computer science after he came to the United States in 1990. He was employed as a computer network administrator and audio-visual coordinator. He was married to Jody (Jolene) Krueger on July 6, 1991. The couple had two children, Logan and Evan. Andi enjoyed his work, his children and keeping in contact with his relatives in the United States and Indonesia. His favorite pastimes were running, biking and playing soccer.

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Roland R. Genke

Roland R. “Rolly” Genke, 81, of Bonduel, passed away on Thursday, Sept. 6, 2018, in Shawano. Born on May 1, 1937, in the Town of Lessor, Roland is the son of the late Roland A. and Cecelia (Dehn) Genke. Rolly graduated from Bonduel High School where he was active in the FFA and played football and basketball. After graduating he served in the United States Army from 1956 until his honorable discharge in 1962. On May 12, 1962, Roland was united in marriage to Diane J. Neitzel at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Bonduel. Together the couple raised three children. Rolly worked at Allis-Chalmers in Appleton for roughly 40 years until his retirement. In his free time, he loved attending the sporting events, competitions and performances for his daughter, sons, granddaughter, grandsons, nieces, nephews, other family members and friends. Since his retirement, he has played cards and bingo with various groups in Bonduel. He was also a member of the FFA Alumni. Rolly was a faithful member of St.

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Chris T. Borntreger

Chris T. Borntreger, 72, of Shawano, passed away on Thursday, Sept. 6, 2018, in Shawano. Chris was born in Fairbank, Iowa, on Feb. 6, 1946, son of the late Toby C. and Mattie (Mast) Borntreger. On Oct. 15, 1974, Chris was united in marriage to Anna D. Troyer in Medford. He is a member of the Amish Church.

Chris is survived by his wife, Anna; eight children, Susie Stutzman, Lizzie Ann (Zack) Morris, Daniel Borntreger, Mose (Kari) Borntreger, Marvin (Melissa) Borntreger, Mattie Borntreger, Katie Mae (Russ) Ebert and Toby (Alison Partanen) Borntreger; 15 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; seven brothers and seven sisters.

He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers.

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John M. Philipp

John M. Philipp, 81, of Wittenberg, died unexpectedly on Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2018, at his home.

He was born on Dec. 6, 1936, in Wausau, the son of the late Michael Sr. and Anna (Lewandowski) Philipp.

On April 25, 1959, John was united in marriage to Sharon Kay Carlson in Shawano. She survives.

John was employed at FWD/Seagrave, Clintonville, until his retirement in 2003. He was a member of PACE International Union and Redeemer Lutheran Church, Wittenberg. John and Sharon were foster parents for Lutheran Social Services for some time. John enjoyed restoring collector vehicles and going to classic car and truck shows, in which he had won many trophies with his 1946 and 1969 Chevy trucks he restored. John also loved camping, country music, gardening, the Green Bay Packers and spending time with his family.

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Dennis C. Posselt

Dennis C. Posselt, 82, of Shawano, passed away on Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2018, in Shawano. Dennis was born in Shawano on June 30, 1936, son of the late Carl and Eunice (Pederson) Posselt. In his youth, Dennis enjoyed spending time with his grandparents, Oscar and Anna, and Charles and Bertha. He was a 1954 graduate of Shawano High School. On Feb. 27, 1956, he enlisted in the United States Army. He received special honors for sharpshooting at Tank and Gunnery School 8th Cav. He was in the 8th Recon Squadron of the 8th Division at Ft. Carson, Colorado, before transferring to Nuremburg-Merrell Barricks for 18 months. He also served in both Furth and Mannheim, Germany. While stationed in Germany, he met his future wife, Ursula Schlick. Dennis married the love of his life on June 26, 1958, at Gustave Adolf Church in Nuremberg, Germany. After his discharge in May 1959, the couple moved back to Shawano to start their new life together in America. Dennis worked at Little Rapids Corp.

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Marcella J. Hafferman

On Aug. 30, 2018, the Lord brought Marcella June Hafferman home. Marcella passed away at the age of 90 at ThedaCare Medical Center in Shawano from pneumonia. She was born on a farm in Bowler on June 26, 1928. She graduated from Bowler High School, where she met Lester Hafferman. Marcella and Lester were married in 1950 and had five children, Mark, Shelly, Gail, Amy and Julie.

Marcella worked as a seamstress for 16 years at Milwaukee County General Hospital, moving back to the area after her retirement. With a smile on her face, she was always happy to see everyone. Marcella had a wonderful sense of humor and a great laugh. She enjoyed reading and sewing in her free time. Marcella loved to travel and made many wonderful memories camping every summer at Shawano Lake with her children. Marcella’s greatest joy in life was spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She will be extremely missed by her family and friends.

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Gerald M. Oestreich

Gerald M. Oestreich, 85, of the Town of Texas, Marathon County, passed away Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2018, at his home under the care of his family and hospice.

Gerald was born July 23, 1933, in Tigerton, son of the late Albert and Clara (Spieth) Oestreich. Gerald’s first marriages were to Joyce Gardner in 1952 and Rita Howard in 1975. He married Lois Behm in 1990. She survives. Gerald had worked at Wausau Metals. He was an avid hunter and fisherman. He especially enjoyed fishing trips to Canada twice a year. Gerald also enjoyed gardening, taking care of his lawn, and reading western novels. Gerald was an active member of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Town of Pine River, and was a former officer of the church.

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Dennis C. Posselt

Dennis C. Posselt, 82, of Thornton, passed away on Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2018, in Shawano.

Arrangements are pending with Swedberg Funeral Home in Shawano.

www.swedbergfuneralhome.com

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Bryan ‘Sid’ Lepscier Sr.

Bryan “Sid” Lepscier Sr., 61, of Keshena, died on Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2018. He was born on March 27, 1957, in Keshena, where he lived most of his life. He worked as a police officer, for the DNR, as the Menominee County coroner, as well as the Menominee County sheriff and tribal chief of police. Sid was united in marriage to Mary Kreevich in Las Vegas.

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Audrey Ann (Carroll) Pennycook

Audrey Ann (Carroll) Pennycook, 89, of Shawano passed away on Saturday, Sept.1, 2018. Audrey was born in Milton Township, daughter of the late Clarence and Frances (Patterson) Carroll. She was a charter member of the Shawano Lake Lioness and an active member of Zion Lutheran Church. She received the Melvin Jones Award from Lions Club International Foundation and the Shawano Area Agricultural Society Award for community service.

She enjoyed bowling, golfing, sewing, crafts and watching all Wisconsin sports teams.

Audrey is survived by her children, Sue (Dennis), Jan (Michael), Linda and Bill (Emmy); grandchildren; and great-grandchildren; as well as her sister and brother-in-law, Shirley and Frank Pennycook.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Gordon; their infant son, Thomas; her parents; two sisters and brothers-in-law, Sandy and Dave McCulloch, Mary and Dick Brookins; in-laws Bob and Karen Pennycook; and son-in-law David Bandauski.

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