Obituaries

Fri
08
Apr

Patrick C. Fazendin

Patrick Casey Fazendin, born on March 7, 1966, passed away unexpectedly on April 5, 2016, at the age of 50.

Patrick loved photography, sailing, computer programming and the culinary arts. His talents included the unique ability to engage people, and to find pleasure in the natural beauty of the world around him. All these skills made him an extremely congenial individual whom everyone enjoyed being around.

Patrick is survived by: two wonderful daughters, Caitlin and Casey Fazendin; two grandchildren, Reese Fazendin and Charliese Pedretti; as well as his brothers and sisters, Jean (Richard) Ready, Mary Huelskamp, Tom (Lee) Fazendin and Scott (Karen) Fazendin; numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews, all who loved him very much.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Eugene and Phyllis Fazendin.

Private family services will be held.

Online condolences can be directed to Swedberg Funeral Home.

Tue
05
Apr

Viola J. Pasch

Viola J. Pasch, 94, of Clintonville, passed away peacefully on Monday April 4, 2016, at her residence at Aster Retirement Community, Clintonville. The Eberhardt-Stevenson Funeral Home & Crematory, Clintonville, is assisting her family.

Tue
05
Apr

Robert F. Thayer Jr.

Robert “Bob” F. Thayer Jr., 80, of Bonduel, passed away peacefully on Saturday, April 2, 2016, with his family by his side, after his long battle with cancer.

Bob was born on Aug. 26, 1935, to the late Robert and Jean (Gielczewski) Thayer in Chicago. He was united in marriage to Ellie Doljanin on Feb. 14, 1935, at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Chicago. They had recently celebrated their 57th wedding anniversary.

Bob and Ellie moved from Chicago to Wabeno and lived there for 10 years. He worked for the state Department of Transportation for 17 years before retiring and moving to Bonduel to be closer to his daughters and family.

Bob loved to spend time with his family and friends, going to see the guys at the Shawano McDonald’s and golfing with friends. He also enjoyed fishing and hunting.

Bob was known for his quick wit, great sense of humor, always willing to help others and his good heart. Family was everything to him.

Tue
05
Apr

Sandi Giordana

Sandi “Beach” Giordana, 60, passed away on April 3, 2016, at Appleton Medical Center. She was born to Emil and Lorraine (Morton) Giordana.

Sandi was a free spirit, which brought her to many places in the states. She loved camping, fishing, building and creating projects, gardening, and was an avid planter of trees. She loved her family dearly. Life for Sandi was all about spending time with family, friends and her grandchildren.

Sandi spent her career as a certified nursing assistant. With having such a career, she was able to care for her grandmother Violet. She then worked at Maple Lane Health Care Center, and for the last 10 years, she cared for her mother.

Mon
04
Apr

Roy F. Hoppe Jr.

Roy F. Hoppe Jr., 64, of the Township of Dupont, passed away on Sunday April 3, 2016, at ThedaCare Appleton Medical Center.

The Eberhardt-Stevenson Funeral Home & Crematory, Marion, is assisting his family.

Mon
04
Apr

Ronald A. Hensel

Ronald A. “Papa Ron” Hensel, 83, of Shawano, passed away on Saturday, April 2, 2016, surrounded by his family.

Ronald was born in St. Paul, Minnesota, on April 26, 1932, the son of the late Alfred and Dorothy (Yanka) Hensel.

Ronald was united in marriage to Betty DeLacerda on June 18, 1954, in Fort Meade, Maryland. He worked for the Chicago Northwest Railroad for 30 years and 6 months. He lived in Shawano for the last 33 years.

Ronald enjoyed swimming, diving, water skiing, hunting, fishing and, most of all, spending time with his grandchildren.

Ronald is survived by his wife, Betty; his children, Ricky Hensel, of Suring, Steven (Diane) Hensel, of Shawano, Todd Hensel, of Shawano, and Lisa Hensel-Gueths, of Shawano; 10 grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Ronald was preceded in death by his parents and daughter-in-law, Barbara Ann Hensel.

Mon
04
Apr

Ronald F. Smith

Ronald “Ron” F. Smith, 75, of Nelma, passed away peacefully on Saturday, April 2, 2016, surrounded by his family, after a short but courageous battle with cancer. He was born on Sept. 3, 1940, in Antigo, the son of the late Joseph E. and Linda (Frisch) Smith. He was a high school graduate.

Ron was a well-known local businessman who made a difference in his community, establishing four businesses in the Alvin area: Brule River Tap, Backwoods Motel, Brule River Builders and the Y Not Here, which he successfully operated since 2003. He was a member of the Wisconsin Tavern League.

Ron was well-known for the love he felt for his children. Ron’s stories of fly fishing, hunting and old times were enjoyed by his friends and customers, and he will be remembered by many for his sharp wit and sense of humor.

Sat
02
Apr

Rev. Michael J. Ascher

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

Michael was born on Nov. 20, 1946, in Shawano, the son of the late Felix J. and Rose M. (Sperberg) Ascher. Michael was united in marriage to Candace “Candy” Seignemartin on April 23, 1988, in Gillett. He taught social studies for 14 years at Sacred Heart, was the former Main Street manager in the Shawano and Two Rivers communities before entering pastoral ministry in 2001.

Michael was an active member and past president of the Shawano County Arts Council. He was also active in the church, enjoyed vegetable gardening, “rough” carpentry, and playing board games with his beloved grandchildren.

Sat
02
Apr

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.

Sat
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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