Obituaries

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Alice D. Hudson

Alice Dorothy Hudson, 85, of Shawano, passed away on Saturday, March 18, 2017, at her home.

Alice was born in Gillett on March 29, 1931, the daughter of the late William and Louise (Sims) Lambretch. In 1947, Alice was united in marriage in Gillett to Gordon Hudson, who preceded her in death on March 30, 2005. She was a graduate of Gillett High School and enjoyed fishing, flower gardening and bowling.

Alice is survived by six children, Cheryl (Ronald Kartes) Warren, Karen Fetzer, Terry (Ed) Sinnen, Linda (Bob) Hudson, Gordon (Anna) Hudson and Don Hudson; 11 grandchildren, Melissa Hudson, Allison Hudson, Emily Hudson, Autumn Hudson, Adam Fetzer, Brooke Hudson, Gordon Hudson Jr., Jimmy Sinnen, Margy Warren, Keith Warren and Jennifer Warren; three great-grandchildren, Danielle Warren, Christopher Warren and Tyler Tierman; and three great-great-grandchildren, Hailey Warren, Aliyah Warren and Aubrey Warren.

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Sam D. Kauffman

Sam D. Kauffman passed away on Sunday, March 19, 2017.

Sam was born on Oct. 6, 1940, in Fairbank, Iowa, the son of the late Dan and Lydia Kauffman. Sam was united in marriage to Rachel G. Yutzy on Sept. 13, 1961.

Sam is survived by his wife, Rachel; nine children, Irene, married to Andy Nisley, of Bloomfield, Iowa; Norman, married to Bernice Weaver, of Bonduel; Rosanna, married to Perry Yoder Jr., of Bonduel; Freeman, married to Amanda Yoder, of Bonduel; Laurie, married to Ernest Schwartz, of Hixton; Catherine, married to Perry Beechy, of McBain, Michigan; Dan, married to Marilyn Gingerich, of Bloomfield, Iowa; Wilma, married to Chriss Miller, of Bonduel; and Lamar, married to Pauline Schmucker, of Bonduel; 50 grandchildren; and 26 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held at 9 a.m. Wednesday, March 22, 2017, at the Eli Mullet residence with Bishop Eli Mullet officiating. Final resting place is in Valley View Cemetery.

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Sharleen M. Galland

Sharleen Mae “Tootie” Galland, 87, of Shawano, passed away on Monday, March 20, 2017, in Shawano.

Sharleen was born in the town of Richmond on May 14, 1929, the daughter of the late Charles and Viola (Hoernke) Moede. She was baptized and confirmed at St. Paul Lutheran Church-Stony Hill and graduated from Shawano High School in 1947. On Nov. 22, 1947, Sharleen was united in marriage to Harold “Bud” Galland at St. James Lutheran Church in Shawano. Bud preceded her in death on Feb. 2, 1984.

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Mar

Leonard L. Rambo

Leonard L. “Billy” Rambo, of Wittenberg, died Wednesday, March 15, 2017, at the Wisconsin Veterans Home in King. He was 91 years old. He was born on Sept. 21, 1925, in Shawano, a son of the late William and Rose (Vieau) Rambo. He married Evelyn Noffke on Aug. 20, 1949, at St. James Lutheran Church in Shawano.

Mr. Rambo was a World War II veteran having served in the United States Army Air Corps from Feb. 14, 1946, to Sept. 3, 1947, having served in the Pacific Theatre.

Mr. Rambo worked in Milwaukee at Briggs and Straton before becoming a licensed butter maker for Consolidated Badger later known as Morning Glory. He owned Hillcrest Motel in Wittenberg for 16 years. In 1991, he moved to Phoenix, Arizona, before returning to Wisconsin in 2005.

He was a member of St. Peter Lutheran Church in Polar and St. Paul Lutheran Church in Wittenberg.

He enjoyed gardening, hunting and fishing.

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Marjorie Metzner

Marjorie “Marge” (Hall) Metzner, 90, Cecil, formerly of Green Bay, died Thursday, March 16, 2017, surrounded by all of her loved ones. She was born on May 13, 1926, in Chicago to Cloyd and Mildred (Myers) Hall.

On June 16, 1950, Marge married Harold Metzner in Wheaton, Illinois. They enjoyed traveling through the U.S. and Europe. Marge enjoyed gardening, playing bridge, knitting, square dancing, and bowling. Her greatest joy was being with her family. Marge loved her family and was a great supporter of her children’s interests and activities throughout the years.

She is survived by her husband, Harold; six children and their spouses, Mark (Kathleen) Metzner, Marcia (Mark) Christiansen, David (Marcia) Metzner, Jim (Renee) Metzner, Rick (Sharon) Metzner, Tom (Maxine) Metzner; 14 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; brother-in-law, Chet Sowinski; and many nieces and nephews.

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Mar

John A. Bauman

John A. Bauman, 74, of Gresham, passed away on Wednesday, March 15, 2017, in Green Bay. John was born in Gresham on Feb. 25, 1943, to the late Harry and Geraldine (Ninham) Bauman. He met his future wife while attending Gresham High School. After graduating in 1961, he attended UW-Platteville, earning his Civil Engineering degree in 1966. On May 21, 1966, John was united in marriage to his high school sweetheart, Diane Zeuske at Zion Lutheran Church in Gresham. John was drafted into the United States Army in 1966 and served in Okinawa, Japan, where he worked on the runway complex for U2 spy planes, as well as serving a year in South Korea. He was honorably discharged in 1968 and went to work for the U.S. Army Corp of Engineers. His career took him all over the world. He was in Hawaii from 1968-1970 working on the “Punch Bowl Cemetery” renovations before moving to Maryland where he worked on the new building project for the Walter Reed Army Medical Center until 1976.

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Fred F. Krueger

Funeral services for Fred F. Krueger will be held on Saturday, March 18, 2017, at 11 a.m. at St. James Lutheran Church of Shawano. The Rev. Dr. Timm Griffin will officiate. Interment will be in the Woodlawn Cemetery in the spring. Relatives and friends may call on Friday, March 17, 2017, at Mickelson Funeral Service from 5-7 p.m., and again at the church on Saturday from 10 a.m. until the hour of service.

In lieu of flowers and plants, memorials are preferred in Fred’s name to St. James Lutheran Church.

Mickelson Funeral & Cremation Service of Shawano is assisting the family with arrangements.

Please share online condolences at www.mickelsonfs.com

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Mar

Robert J. Rotter

A memorial service for Robert J. Rotter will be held on Saturday, March 18 at 3 p.m. at Mickelson Funeral Service of Shawano. The Rev. Dr. Timm Griffin will officiate. Relatives and friends may call from 1 p.m. until the hour of service at the funeral home. Inurnment will take place in the spring at Lake Drive Cemetery, town of Wescott.

In lieu of flowers and plants the family has requested memorials to the Old Glory Honor Flight.

Mickelson Funeral & Cremation Service of Shawano is assisting the family with arrangements.

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16
Mar

Fred F. Krueger

Fred F. Krueger, 80, a lifelong resident of Shawano, passed away on Monday, March 13, 2017, at Appleton Medical Center.

Fred was born April 17, 1936, in Shawano, a son of the late Emil and Gertrude (Beversdorf) Krueger. He attended St. James Lutheran School, and graduated from Shawano High School in 1954 as president of his class. He attended Valparaiso University for two years, then entered the United States Army where he served for two years state side. Upon returning from the service, he worked with his father at Shawano Implement, later known as K&K Equipment. Fred and his brother, Mark, owned and operated the business as a partnership until 2001.

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Donna Mae Rusch

Donna Mae Rusch, 76, of Shawano, passed away on March 15, 2017. Donna was born on June 29, 1940, in Shawano, daughter of the late Clarence and Agnes (Radtke) Rusch. Donna was born and raised in the Shawano area and graduated from Shawano High School in 1957. She worked at AAL in Appleton for many years. In her free time, Donna enjoyed bowling, polka dancing and cheering for the Chicago Cubs. Donna was a member of St. James Lutheran Church in Shawano.

Donna is survived by a brother, Eugene (Bonnie) Rusch, of Cecil; nieces and nephews, Randy and his children, Russ, Renee and James, Rick Rusch, Connie Rusch, Ron Rusch, Gary (Jennifer) Rusch and their children, Abigail and Zachariah, Greg (Beth) Rusch and their children, Sam and Jack, Ginger Hamann and her children Hunter and Mason, and Gina (Tim) Gueller and their children Ty and Ali; as well as numerous cousins.

She was preceded in death by her parents and siblings, Larry, Dennis and Connie.

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