Obituaries

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Redbuffalo Dancer Welsch Jr.

Redbuffalo Dancer Welsch Jr., 5 months, passed away on Saturday, March 26, 2016, in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Visitation for Redbuffalo will begin at 4 p.m. Sunday, April 3, 2016, at the Neopit Community Center. A Parish Wake Service will be held at 7 p.m. Sunday. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated Monday, April 4, 2016, at 11 a.m. at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church. The Rev. Joel Jores will be the celebrant. Interment will take place at the St. Anthony Catholic Cemetery, Neopit.
Mickelson Funeral & Cremation Service of Shawano is assisting the family with arrangements.

Please share online condolences at www.mickelsonfs.com.

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02
Apr

Loretta M. Moore

Loretta M. Moore, 80, of Gillett, passed away on Thursday, March 31, 2016.

Loretta was born on July 23, 1935, in Iron River, Michigan, the daughter of the late Dillard and Sudie (Ponders) Puckett. She attended the Stambaugh Schools. Loretta married Santford Moore on Jan. 2, 1954, and the couple made their home in Gillett for over 25 years. They celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary in 2014. Santford preceded her in death on Jan. 13, 2014.

Loretta attended the Assembly of God Church. She enjoyed doing crafts and spending time with her grandchildren.

She is survived by her daughter, Linda (Jerry) Taylor, of Gillett; son, Sam (Kelly) Moore, of Gillett; brother, Jim (Annette) Puckett, of Iron River; six grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews and extended family.

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01
Apr

Shirley Kay Grosskreutz

Shirley Kay Grosskreutz, age 76, of Shawano, passed away on Thursday, March 31, 2016, at her home. Shirley was born on Sept. 23, 1939, the daughter of the late Clifford Hokenstad and Jane Frances (Montour) Hokenstad Vanderwalker. She lived in Shawano all of her life and owned and operated Shirley’s Beauty Salon. Shirley was united in marriage to Roger E. Grosskreutz on Jan. 3, 1968, in Las Vegas, Nevada. Roger preceded her in death on Feb. 18, 2012. Shirley enjoyed knitting, crocheting, and needle point. She was part of the bowling league, an avid Green Bay Packers fan, but more than anything she loved spending time with her grandchildren.

Fri
01
Apr

Danny L. Schmidt

Danny Lee “Howard” “Bubba” Schmidt, 61, of Gresham, passed away on Tuesday, March 29, 2016, in Appleton.

The son of the late Clyde and Marjorie (Ringel) Schmidt, Danny was born on July 20, 1954, in Shawano. He worked at Lakeland Industries for many years and was a past participant in the Special Olympics.

Danny enjoyed feeding the deer, fishing, collecting caps and taking car rides, especially past the family farm. In his free time, he enjoyed listening to polka music and Johnny Cash, and never missed an episode of “The Price is Right.” He was an avid Brewers, Packers and NASCAR fan. He loved Bubba sandwiches with Sun Drop, no ice.

For the past five years, Bubba resided with his brother Andy, Lori and their family. He loved spending time with his family and spoiling all of his nieces and nephews. He seemed to know everyone and made new friends wherever he went. He will be missed by all who knew him.

Fri
01
Apr

Rev. Michael John Ascher

Rev. Michael John Ascher, age 69, of Shawano, passed away on Wednesday, March 30, 2016.

Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, April 4, 2016, at Church on the Hill in Shawano with the Rev. Allen Christenson officiating. Inurnment will be in the Woodlawn Cemetery. Visitation will be held at the church on Monday from 10 a.m. until the time of the service. A full obituary will be published in the Saturday paper.

www.swedbergfuneralhome.com

Fri
01
Apr

Ione A. Crnjak

Ione A. (Binder) Crnjak, 97, of Springfield, Virginia, formerly of New London, went home to heaven on March 23, 2016.

A funeral service for Ione A. Crnjak will be held on Friday, April 1, 2016, at 1 p.m. at Mickelson Funeral Service of Shawano. Interment will take place at Woodlawn Cemetery in Shawano. Relatives and friends may call from noon until the hour of service.

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

Please share online condolences at www.mickelsonfs.com.

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01
Apr

Roland J. Clinton

Roland “Joe” J. Clinton, 84, of the Township of Bear Creek, Waupaca County, passed away peacefully at his home on Wednesday, March 30, 2016.

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

Wed
30
Mar

Florence Feger

Florence Feger, 97, of Antigo, passed away on Sunday, March 27, 2016, at home under the care of LeRoyer Hospice. She was born on Oct. 13, 1918, to Amanda and Henry Korth.

Florence married Lyle Montoure on March 16, 1935. He preceded her in death on March 8, 1961. She married Robert Feger on Aug. 12, 1963. He preceded her in death on Jan. 26, 1992.

She is survived by her three daughters, Sharon Malueg (Merlyn), Sandra Spencer (Ron) and Deborah Willis (Ray “Bear” Bruch); a stepson, Robert Feger Jr.; 17 grandchildren, 45 great-grandchildren and 21 great-great-grandchildren.

Besides her two husbands, she was preceded in death by two sons, Duane and Dave Montoure, and two daughters, Yvonne Silva and Cynthia Boyd.

Private services funeral/memorial will be held April 9 at Neva Town Hall at 1 p.m.

Memorials can be directed to LeRoyer Hospice in the name of Florence Feger at 1125 Fifth Ave., Antigo, WI 54409.

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30
Mar

Danny L. Schmidt

Danny Lee “Howard” “Bubba” Schmidt, 61, of Gresham, passed away on Tuesday, March 29, 2016, in Appleton. The son of the late Clyde and Marjorie (Ringel) Schmidt was born on July 20, 1954, in Shawano.

Danny enjoyed feeding the deer, fishing, collecting caps and taking car rides, especially past the farm. In his free time, he enjoyed listening to polka music and Johnny Cash, and never missed an episode of “The Price is Right.” He was an avid Brewers, Packers and NASCAR fan. He loved Bubba sandwiches with Sun Drop, no ice. More than anything, he enjoyed being with his family and spoiling his nieces and nephews.

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30
Mar

Bessie Kuckuk

Bessie Kuckuk died on March 28, 2016. She was born on Sept. 20, 1921, to the late Arthur and Inez (Dengel) Harbath.

After graduating from Scandinavia High School, Bess went on to Milwaukee School of Nursing, where she got her registered nurse degree. After her position at St. John’s Military Academy in Delafield, she joined the Army Nurse Corps. She served in England and France with the 199th General Hospital during World War II. After returning home, she married John “Jack” Kuckuk.

Bess was a long-term member of the First Presbyterian Church in Shawano, where she served in various times as a Sunday school teacher, a deacon and sponsor of the youth group.

Bess was preceded in death by her husband of 55 years, her parents and brothers, Arthur Junior Harbath and Clyde Harbath.

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