Obituaries

Fri
05
Aug

Joann Vaughan

Joann Vaughan, 78, passed away peacefully on July 31, 2016, with Family and Affinity Hospice at her side. She was born in Shawano on June 23, 1938, the daughter of the late Charles and Hazel (Lambrecht) Hottenstine.

Joann graduated from Shawano High School in 1956 and moved to Appleton. She spent most of her career in the abstract and title business and worked for Evans Title Company, Outagamie and Calumet counties.

Joann married James (Jim) Vaughan on April 29, 1967. Jim and Joann were members of First English Lutheran Church in Appleton and were 25-year donors to the Salvation Army, and sponsored several children in Indonesia through the World Vision Indonesia program.

In their spare time, Jim and Joann enjoyed boating and were members of the Appleton Yacht Club. They also enjoyed buying and fixing up homes and spending time with their grandchildren.

Fri
05
Aug

Samuel D. Peterson

Samuel “Sam,” “Sam-o,” “Chancho” Douglas Peterson, 20, of Shawano, went to the Lord on Aug. 4, 2016. He was the firstborn son to the overjoyed Douglas and Pebbles Peterson on July 9, 1996.

Samuel lived his life with heartfelt abandon. His spirited nature sparkled through his infectious smile, and his family and friends adored him immensely. With a congenial soul, Samuel was a peacemaker with a generous spirit and always spoke kindly of others. He was a phenomenal big brother to his sister, Mazie, protective and affectionate — her first and forever best friend. He was a great companion to his dog, Doodle, who worshiped him. Samuel was and always will be a treasure to his mom, dad, sister and all who loved him. The loss of this most loved will be felt “forever.”

Thu
04
Aug

Nicole L. Neitzel

Nicole LeAnn Neitzel, 36, of Big Rapids, Michigan, passed away on Monday, Aug. 1, 2016, surrounded by her loving family and close friends at Grand Rapids Metro Health Hospital.

She was born March 31, 1980, in Big Rapids, the daughter of Philip and Janet (Besonen) Neitzel.

Thu
04
Aug

Michael P. Carriveau Sr.

Michael Paul Carriveau, Shawano, passed away early Wednesday morning, Aug. 3, at the age of 66 after a long illness. He was born on Feb. 13, 1950, the third of six children of Ruth (Verstoppen) Carriveau and the late Robert Carriveau.

He graduated from Premontre High School and attended Northeastern Wisconsin Technical Institute. On June 15, 1989, he was united in marriage to Susan Wohler in Shawano. He was a machinist at Hudson-Sharp, Gardener Denver and Arrow Foundries, drove for Schneider Transportation and worked at Menominee Casino before he retired.

Mike was an Army veteran, serving during the Vietnam War, and was stationed in Alaska and Cambodia. He loved to bowl and won numerous awards as an outstanding bowler. He was a husband, father, son, brother and uncle like no other.

Tue
02
Aug

Catherine C. Reese

Catherine C. Reese, 80, of Shawano, passed away on Thursday evening, July 28, 2016, at Maple Lane Health Care Center in Shawano.

Catherine was born on Aug. 16, 1935, in Fosston, Minnesota, a daughter of the late Joseph and Hilma (Burley) Dorschner. She attended school in Fosston, graduating from high school in 1955. On Aug. 7, 1957, she was united in marriage to Robert Reese in Fosston. He preceded her in death on Jan. 8, 2002. She was a very Christian woman, who enjoyed singing and praying. She also enjoyed flower gardening.

She is survived by her sister, Florice Immel, of New London; five nieces; two nephews; several relatives and friends.

A funeral service for Catherine will be held on Thursday, Aug. 4, 2016, at noon at Fort Snelling National Cemetery in Minneapolis, where she will be laid to rest next to her husband.

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

Tue
02
Aug

Helen H. Paiser

Helen Hilda Paiser, 84, of Leopolis, passed away on Monday, Aug. 1, 2016, in Shawano. Helen was born in the town of Morgan, Oconto County, on Oct. 27, 1931, the daughter of the late Fred and Ida (Hess) Pieper.

On Nov. 14, 1953, Helen was united in marriage to Robert Paiser at St. Paul Lutheran Church Stony Hill.

Helen loved cooking, never meeting a recipe she didn’t like, although, occasionally, she did find a few she had to alter to her liking. She had cooked at Norm & Pearl’s Perleberg, Mary’s Place in Bowler and later Equity in Marion until the age of 80.

Tue
02
Aug

Shirley M. Peterson

Shirley Mae (Winquist) Peterson, 82, of Cecil, passed away peacefully, just short of her 83rd birthday, on July 30, 2016, while surrounded by her family. She was born to the late Edwin and Elizabeth (Mehner) Winquist on Aug. 9, 1933, in Kearsarge, Michigan.

On Dec. 11, 1952, in Detroit, Shirley was united in marriage to James R. Peterson, who preceded her in death.

Shirley is survived by their five children, Dorothy (Daniel) Kaminski, Dale (Deb) Peterson, Joseph (Tami) Peterson, Donna (Doug) Dreger and John (Laurie) Peterson; 16 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and a brother, Jack (Jean) Winquist, of Kearsarge.

She is preceded in death by her husband; her parents; and her son, James R. Peterson Jr.

A private family memorial service was held with the Rev. John Laatsch officiating.

A memorial fund has been established and may be sent in care of Swedberg Funeral Home, 518 W. Fifth St., Shawano, WI 54166.

Sat
30
Jul

Mary M. Rizzo

Mary M. Rizzo, 80, of Apache Junction, Arizona, passed away on Monday, July 19, 2016. She was born on Sept. 23, 1935, in Shawano, the youngest of 17 born to Elmer and Lela (Meverden) Owen.

She married her loving husband, Victor Rizzo. She was formerly a member of Sacred Heart Church.

Mary retired from Maple Lane Health Care Center in 2001. She moved to Apache Junction, Arizona, in 2009 and lived with her son and his wife, David and Diane Rizzo. She loved playing bingo across the street at the Moose Lodge and had made many friends there.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; her brothers, Lester, Delbert, Roger, Harland, Aloysius, Russell, Wilfred, Creed and Milton Owen; and her sisters, Evelyn Heinrich, Veronica Lewis, Susan Bero, Catherine Dalum and Harriet Dillon.

Sat
30
Jul

Ronald J. Caldwell

Ronald J. “Jimmy” Caldwell, 78, of Neopit, passed away on Wednesday, July 20, 2016, at Bellin Hospital in Green Bay following a lengthy illness.

Jimmy was born on Nov. 10, 1937, in Keshena, a son of the late Joseph John and Myrtle (Boivin) Caldwell. He attended school in Shawano. He later entered the United States Navy and served for three years. Upon returning from service he learned to be a welder. He was then employed at the Caterpillar Company and Harnischfeger Corp. as a welder.

He was united in marriage to Vera Elizabeth Caldwell in Shawano. The couple lived in Milwaukee for many years. Following his wife’s death on June 12, 2001, Jimmy retired and later moved to Neopit. He was very mechanical and enjoyed being in the outdoors. He was an avid hunter and fisherman.

Thu
28
Jul

William L. Parduhn

William L. “Bill” Parduhn, 46, of Berry Lake, passed away unexpectedly at home on Wednesday, July 27, 2016, after a 1 1/2-year battle with congestive heart failure.

Bill was born in Shawano on April 28, 1970, the son of Donald Parduhn and Pat Moses. He lived most of his life in Menominee County and was a former chef at the Thunderbird Club. Bill enjoyed fishing and spending time with his grandma, especially taking her to the casino.

Bill is survived by his mom, Pat (Wilson Dickenson) Moses, of Shawano; his father, Donald Parduhn, of Gillett; one brother, Bob Parduhn, of Mayville; and one sister, Melissa (Jim Liesner) Bezio, of Shawano; one niece, Dylin; his grandmother, Inez; as well as other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Sonny Moses, Willie Parduhn and Faires Mae Schneider; three uncles, Bo Moses, Sam Davis and John “E Man” Davis; and one aunt, Fae Davis.

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