Obituaries

Fri
16
Sep

James R. Wockenfus

James R. Wockenfus, 75, of Shawano, passed away on Thursday, Sept. 15, 2016, at ThedaCare Medical Center-Shawano.

Funeral service arrangements are pending and will be announced on Saturday.

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

Please share online condolences at www.mickelsonfs.com.

Thu
15
Sep

Kathryn K. Zimmerman

Kathryn “Kathy” Kay Zimmerman, of Shawano, passed away at home on Sept. 10, 2016. She was born on Feb. 11, 1953, in Shawano, the daughter of the late Marvin and Lola Westphal.

On Sept. 8, 1973, Kathryn married her loving husband, William “Bill” G. Zimmerman. A graduate of Shawano High School, Kathy went on to nurses training and worked as an LPN in Milwaukee, before returning to Shawano. She worked as an LPN and eventually as director of community relations at Heartland Nursing Home in Shawano. She left nursing and, with her husband, established Creative Cleaning Solutions, a successful business that serves Shawano and surrounding area businesses.

Thu
15
Sep

Scott E. Perez

Scott E. Perez, 23, of Keshena, began his journey to the Spirit World on Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2016.

Scott was born in Shawano on Jan. 27, 1993, to Gene Scott Perez and Stephanie Peters. He attended school in Keshena, graduating from high school in 2011. He enjoyed spending time with his friends and family. He loved music and playing video games.

Scott knew everything about sports and was exceptional in fantasy football. Scott had a smile for everybody, no matter the circumstances.

Thu
15
Sep

Lydia Busch

Lydia Busch, 94, of Bonduel, was received into the loving arms of our Savior on Sept. 13, 2016, surrounded by her loving daughters. She was born in the town of Hartland on Jan. 21, 1922. She was the daughter of the late John and Anna (Rusch) Luebker.

On June 8, 1946, Lydia was united in marriage to Clarence Busch. They enjoyed 50 years of married life together. He preceded her in death on March 26, 1997. Lydia attended St. Paul Lutheran School in Bonduel and Bonduel High School. Lydia and her husband operated a dairy farm on Highway 117 near Bonduel most of their married life. They sold the farm in 1994 and moved to Bonduel.

She was an awesome mother and friend and an inspiration to all. Everyone who met her fell in love with her loving smiles, the twinkle in her eyes, the cute words from her mouth and her graciousness. She was a wonderful Christian role model.

Thu
15
Sep

Cecil R. Sperberg

Cecil R. Sperberg, 43, of Shawano, died on Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2016. He was born on May 31, 1973, in Shawano.

Cecil was raised in Shawano, where he also attended school and currently was a student at the College of the Menominee Nation. He enjoyed running, fishing and trapping.

Cecil is survived by his children, Knowledge, Aishia, Jovan and Cicaly; his mother and stepfather, Brenda (Schoenfeldt) and John Marsh, of Mountain; two brothers and a sister; as well as numerous relatives and friends, including aunts, uncles and special cousins, including Richard and Phillip.

He is preceded in death by his biological father, Virgil Barnes, as well as his adoptive father, Norman Sperberg.

Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 18, 2016, at the Swedberg Funeral Home in Shawano with the Rev Joel Pyatskowit officiating. Visitation will be held at the funeral home on Sunday from 1 p.m. until the time of the services.

Wed
14
Sep

Lydia B. Busch

Lydia B. Busch, 94, of Bonduel, passed away on Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2016.

Arrangements are pending with Swedberg-Wendt Funeral Home in Bonduel.

www.swedbergfuneralhome.com

Wed
14
Sep

Roger M. Werbelow

Roger M. Werbelow, 74, of Clintonville, passed away Friday evening, Sept. 9, 2016, at the ThedaCare Medical Center-Shawano with family at his side.

The Eberhardt-Stevenson Funeral Home & Crematory of Clintonville is assisting his family.

Wed
14
Sep

August H. Zarling

August H. Zarling, 81, of Clintonville, passed away early Tuesday morning, Sept. 13, 2016, at Aster Retirement Community, Clintonville.

August Herman Zarling was born July 10, 1935, in the Township of Matteson, Waupaca County, to the late Gust and Nellie (Babino) Zarling. He attended grade school at Clover Nook through the eighth grade.

August started work on his Uncle Floyd and Aunt Alma Bodoh’s farm as a young man, learning the value of hard, honest work. He farmed until about 1965; that same year he was united in marriage to Joyce Ashauer on Sept. 25.

August started work at the FWD in Clintonville, where he labored in the paint shop until his retirement after 32 years. He was fond of polka and polka dancing his entire life, as well as hunting and fishing in his younger years. He was always around to help his family with various projects, and loved to spend time relaxing in his lawn chair in the midst of friends and family.

Wed
14
Sep

Gordon S. Pennycook

Gordon Stuart Pennycook, 86, of Shawano, passed away on Sunday, Sept. 11, 2016, in Appleton.

Gordie was born in Janesville on Nov. 8, 1929, the son of the late Stuart and Anna (Kersten) Pennycook. On April 22, 1950, Gordie was united in marriage to Audrey Ann Carroll. He worked at International Harvester for 33 years, retiring in 1986.

Gordie was a member of the Lions Club for 54 years. He received many awards, including Lion of the Year from Shawano Lake Lions in 1991, Mel Jones Award from Lions Club International Foundation in 1994, Lions President Appreciation Award from Shawano Lake Lions in 2001 and the Birch-Sturm Fellowship from Wisconsin Lions Foundation. In his spare time, he enjoyed golfing, going to the casino, and watching the Packers and Brewers.

Wed
14
Sep

George A. Schmidt Jr.

On Sept. 10, 2016, George Albert Schmidt Jr., 83, passed away after a courageous battle with cancer. He was the son of George Sr. and Leona Schmidt, of Gresham.

George (Bud) graduated from Gresham High School in 1951. He served in the U.S. Army and was stationed in Germany, where he was promoted to corporal and was in charge of infantry. He and his brother, Dan, both served in Germany and were able to spend time together overseas.

Upon returning home, George moved to Milwaukee, where he worked for American Motors, serviced sewing machines and worked as a welder for S&M Manufacturing. He met the love of his life, Charlotte E. Harris, of Hurley. They were united in marriage on Sept. 12, 1959, at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Ironwood, Michigan.

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