Obituaries

Wed
17
Aug

Mitchell A. Otradovec

Mitchell A. Otradovec, 23, of Suring (South Branch), passed away on Aug. 15, 2016. He was born on Nov. 19, 1992, to Jerome and Rosanne (DeKeyser) Otradovec in Shawano.

Mitchell was an avid hunter and fisherman. He was always willing to help someone out when they were in need.

Mitchell is survived by his parents; sisters, Melissa (special friend Darren) Rabas and Taresa (special friend James) Giese; grandpa, Delbert Otradovec; three nieces, Kiley, Chelsie and Carolina; nephew, Cole; many aunts, uncles, cousins, other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his paternal grandmother, Chantel Otradovec; maternal grandparents, Christine and Joe DeKeyser; uncle, Jeff DeKeyser; and aunt Sam Burzik.

Wed
17
Aug

Rev. James A. Stock

The Rev. James “Michael” A. Stock, 38, of the Township of Bear Creek, passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, Aug. 14, 2016, from injuries sustained in a motor vehicle collision.

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

eberhardtstevenson.com

Wed
17
Aug

Jeffrey A. Zernicke

Jeffrey Zernicke, 54, of Bonduel, passed away on Sunday, Aug. 14, 2016, in Green Bay.

Born on Jan. 15, 1962, in Green Bay to Manton and Arlene (Strzelecki) Zernicke, Jeff grew up in Pulaski. He was an extremely hard worker. He owned and operated several different businesses in the Bonduel area over the years.

Jeff was always willing to help anyone at anytime and everyone knew he was only a phone call away. In his free time he enjoyed riding and working on his Harleys but loved nothing more than spending time with his grandchildren.

Jeff is survived by his two children, Jason (fiancé Missy Duhm) Zernicke, of Pulaski, and Kay (Brent) Zuleger, of Bonduel; two grandchildren, Collin and Lilian Zuleger; his parents, Matt and Arlene Zernicke, of Pulaski; siblings, Robin (Duane) Techmeier, Steven (Wendy Kroll) Zernicke and Colleen (Ron) Schubert; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends.

Wed
17
Aug

Mary M. Kulas

Mary M. Kulas, 66, Galloway, died on Monday, Aug. 15, 2016, at Ministry St. Clare’s Hospital, Weston.

She was born on Sept. 30, 1949, in Gresham, the daughter of the late Reynold and Margaret (Marx) Schmidt.

On July 8, 1972, Mary was united in marriage to James Kulas in Gresham. He survives.

After graduating college, Mary taught school at the Galloway School for the Wittenberg-Birnamwood School District. She then taught at St. Paul Catholic School in Mosinee for 27 years, until her retirement. Mary was a very active member at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Galloway. She also served as the clerk in the town of Franzen for over 40 years.

Mary enjoyed reading, baking and canning, but most of all loved spending time with her children and grandchildren.

Wed
17
Aug

Flora Munoz

Flora Munoz, Menaeqtakwaew (“Woman who sees into the future”), 90, of Keshena, passed away on Sunday, Aug. 14, 2016, in Shawano.

Flora was born in Keshena on Jan. 11, 1926, the daughter of the late Russell and Mary (O’Kimosh) Barnes. Flora’s mother passed away at an early age and Flora was raised by her grandmother, Neyatamo O’Kimosh.

On May 27, 1961, Flora was united in marriage to Epimenio “Frank” Munoz in Keshena. He preceded her in death on June 8, 2001.

Flora’s first language was Menominee, and she was one of the last living fluent Menominee speakers. She had a great sense of humor and enjoyed sharing stories from the “old days.” In her free time, she enjoyed watching the birds.

Flora was a loving mother and grandmother, and also cared for over 80 foster children over the years.

Sat
13
Aug

Lorraine Hetue

E. Lorraine Hetue, 95, of Shawano, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, Aug. 9, 2016, at Maple Lane Health Center in Shawano.

Lorraine was born on Jan. 26, 1921, in Pound, the fourth of 18 children of the late George and Mary (Paremski) Lesperance. She was very close to her older brother, Leonard, so she started school early, graduating from Coleman High School at the age of 16. She then went to work in Two Rivers.

Sat
13
Aug

Roberta R. Cox

Roberta Rose “Bertie” Cox, 63, of Neopit, passed away on Friday, Aug. 12, 2016, in Green Bay. Roberta was born in Keshena on Aug. 8, 1953, the daughter of Merceline (Neconish) Warrington and the late Merle Warrington. On Sept. 2, 1972, Bertie was united in marriage to Walter J. Cox in Neopit. Bertie loved teaching and was a Head Start teacher for the past 19 years. In 2002, she received her associate degree at the College of Menominee Nation. She enjoyed traveling, shopping and spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren.

Bertie is survived by her husband of 43 years, Walter; their children, Michelle (Gary) Frechette, James (Carey) Cox, Jeffrey J. (Angela) Cox, and Lindsay (Joshua) Besaw; 15 grandchildren; her mother, Merceline Warrington; and her brother, Michael Warrington.

She was preceded in death by her father, Merle, one sister, Lorraine Cox, and special nephew, Awaesesaeh Warrington.

Sat
13
Aug

John E. Lindfors

John Eric Lindfors, 91, of Keshena, passed away on Tuesday, Aug. 9, 2016, in Shawano. John was born in Chicago on July 14, 1925, the son of the late Kjell and Helma (Holmquist) Lindfors. John served our country proudly in the United States Navy during World War II. On June 16, 1951, he was united in marriage to Lorraine Nelson in Chicago. John owned and operated Tenric Electric until his retirement. In his early years, John had a strong affiliation with Evangelical Covenant Church in Milwaukee, but most recently, was extremely involved with Church on the Hill, where he was on the building committee for the new church. John was a founding member of the Wolf River Chapter of Habitat for Humanity, a member of the Menominee American Legion, a Packer and Brewer fan, an avid golfer, often golfing at Pine Hills, and enjoyed night fishing.

Sat
13
Aug

William L. “Bill” Boivin, Jr.

William L. “Bill” Boivin, Jr. (Kewaskum), 45, of Shawano, started his journey home on Aug. 10, 2016.

Traditional Native American services for William L. Boivin, Jr. will be held on Saturday, Aug. 13, 2016, at 10 a.m. at the Menominee Tribal Community Center in Neopit. Chris Roth will officiate. Following the service there will be a procession to Red Springs Cemetery, Town of Red Springs. Relatives and friends were able to call at the Community Center after 3 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 12, 2016, and can continue to do so until the time of service on Saturday morning.

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

Please share online condolences at www.mickelsonfs.com.

Thu
11
Aug

Donna L. Lenzner

Donna L. Lenzner, 76, of Shawano, passed away on Wednesday, Aug. 10, 2016, in Shawano.

Donna was born on Jan. 3, 1940, the daughter of the late Albert and Minnie (Schultz) Wruck, and lived in Shawano all her life.

On Oct. 25, 1958, Donna was united in marriage to Henry “Dick” Lenzner, who preceded her in death on Nov. 15, 2004. She was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church and enjoyed bird watching, flowers, reading, playing cards and spending time with her beloved dog, Daisy Mae.

Donna is survived by her son-in-law, Tim Schultz; two grandchildren, Abigail (Michael) Idriss and Otto Schultz; one great-grandson, Coldyn; and her sister, Margie (Warren) Sperberg. She is further survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Dick; two daughters, Sue Schultz and Marie in infancy; her parents; and two brothers, Raymond and Roger.

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