Obituaries

Tue
07
Jun

Wilma R. DeMain

Wilma R. (Doxtator) DeMain, of Bowler, passed away on Friday, May 27, 2016, at the University of Wisconsin Hospital in Madison. She was born on Aug. 29, 1952, in Shawano to Benjamin and Bessie (Davids) Doxtator.

Wilma worked at the North Star Mohican Casino-Resort for 23 years as a marketing clerk. She was also a proud member of the Stockbridge-Munsee Community.

Wilma is survived by her two children, Dan (Brenda) Frasch, of Green Bay, and Jennifer Thompson (Steve), of New Holstein, and three wonderful grandchildren. She is further survived by her brothers and sisters, William (Wilma) Doxtator, Irvin Doxtator, Anderson Doxtator, Penny (William) Thomas, Debbie Doxtator and Howard Doxtator, and nieces and nephews.

Wilma was preceded in death by her parents and her brother and sisters, Loraine Stilwell, Wilma’s twin brother Wilford, Vickie Millard, Robert Doxtator and Rhonda Brooks.

Tue
07
Jun

Deloris Baumgarten

Deloris Baumgarten, 89, of Tipler, died on Thursday, May 26, at ThedaCare Medical Center-Shawano under the care of Unity Hospice. She was born on March 22, 1927, in Sturgeon Bay to the late Joseph & Elvira (Gleasner) DeMarb.

On Jan. 22, 1946, Deloris was united in marriage to Elmore Baumgarten in Sturgeon Bay. They were married for 70 years.

Deloris was a beautician for many years. She also taught ceramics, loved playing cards, any kind of board games, and being with her husband and family.

She is survived by her husband, Elmore; one daughter, Kathy (Dennis) Westerfeld, Shawano; son-in-law, Wayne Singer (fiancee Sandy Marten), Shawano; daughter-in-law, Dorothy Baumgarten, Gillett; many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; set of twins, boys; daughter, Beverly Singer; son, Elmore Baumgarten Jr.; son-in-law, William Springborn; sister, brothers, aunts and uncles.

Tue
07
Jun

John Songs

John Songs, 65, of Boyceville, died Friday, June 3, 2016, at Mayo Clinic Health System-Eau Claire.

Visitation will be from 5-8 p.m. Thursday, June 9, at Keehr Funeral Home, Spring Valley. Memorial service will be on Saturday, June 11, at 10 a.m. at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Menomonie. Burial will be at a later date in Bethesda Cemetery, Navarino.

Keehr Funeral Home, Spring Valley, is handling arrangements.

www.keehrfuneralhome.com

Tue
07
Jun

Viola L. Jozwiak

Viola Louise Jozwiak, 96, of Shawano, passed away on Monday, June 6, 2016, at her home.

Viola was born in the town of Almon, Shawano County, on Feb. 12, 1920, the daughter of the late Charles and Minnie (Dabert) Gast. On June 13, 1942, she was united in marriage to Edmund Jozwiak Sr. in Kenosha. Together, they worked at American Motors in Kenosha for 34 years. In 1981, they retired to Shawano.

Known to many as Aunt Vi, she was a great baker and enjoyed sharing her tasty morsels with friends and family. Viola enjoyed watching the birds that visited her yard. She was a member of Divine Savior Evangelical Lutheran Church and was part of the Friendship Circle. She truly enjoyed sharing her Mondays with her two special great-nieces, Juana Taff and Jill Springborn, as well as her trips made to Branson, Missouri, with Juana.

Viola is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Edmund “Butch” and Lenee Jozwiak Jr., and her nieces and nephews.

Tue
07
Jun

Craig A. Lambert

Craig A. Lambert, 41, of Burlington, passed away on May 14, 2016.

Craig was born in Shawano on Jan. 22, 1975, to Mark Lambert and Valerie (Brown) Rowell. Craig spent the last several years in Burlington, where he made a life for himself with his longtime companion, Kim Howe, along with their combined four children and two grandchildren. He was known for being quite the “handy man” and became an independent contractor, helping lots of family, friends and his community members with fixing or cleaning whatever it is they needed.

Craig also enjoyed shooting pool. He and Kim were on many pool teams throughout the years. His favorite thing was to spend time with his two precious grandsons. Craig was a devoted companion, father, grandfather, and pet owner of his four-legged companions, Roxy, his dog, and two cats, Qubert and Bitty.

Tue
07
Jun

Lawrence Stascak

Lawrence “Larry” Stascak passed away peacefully on Saturday, June 4, 2016, following a short battle with cancer.

Larry was born on May 28, 1957, to the late Fran and Ann Stascak. After graduating from high school, he enlisted in the United States Air Force. On Nov. 14, 1998, Larry was united in marriage to Karla Becker in Green Bay. He enjoyed spending time with family and camping with his wife and dogs.

Fri
03
Jun

Wayne Keshena

Wayne “Butch” Keshena, 78, died Saturday, May 28, 2016, at the Hospice of Cincinnati following a courageous battle with cancer.

He leaves his life companion, Joy Pennington, Cincinnati, Ohio, and his children and grandchildren: daughter, Wendy (Sam) Crawford; granddaughter, Morgan, of Shawano; son, Todd Keshena; granddaughter, Abby, of Denver, Colorado; sister, Margaret (Bill) Schommer, of Milwaukee; nieces and nephews; former wife and friend, Sandy Powers; and his beloved pets.

Born in 1938 on the Menominee Indian Reservation in Keshena, he was preceded in death by his mother, Virginia Waukau, and stepfather, Lloyd Waukau.

Wayne had a career in fire apparatus sales and service, which covered travel all around the U.S., and later a career in truck and car sales.

Fri
03
Jun

Linda M. Unger

Linda M. (Wheeler) Unger, 58, of Shawano, passed away peacefully at home after a long illness on Tuesday, May 31, 2016.

After living most of her life in the Green Bay area, Linda moved to Shawano after her marriage to the late Robert Unger Jr. on Jan. 5, 2001. After Robert’s death in 2013, she continued to live in Shawano with her daughter, son-in-law, her beloved grandchildren and her dog Buster.

Linda is survived by her children, Jessica (Jack) Young and Stephanie (fiancé Jimmy Tesch) Hathaway; and her grandchildren, Dominic, Sophia and Leonardo Young.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert.

A gathering will be held at the American Legion, 850 S. Lincoln St., Shawano, on Sunday, June 12, 2016, from 1-3 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to Linda’s memorial fund.

Fri
03
Jun

Charles G. Ostrander

Charles Gordon Ostrander, 87, of Tigerton, went home to God on June 2, 2016, at St. Clare’s Hospital, Weston.

He was born on April 12, 1929, at home to William and Dollie (Loper) Ostrander near the base of Gibraltar near Lodi. Charles joined the Army in 1949 and served in Korea in the 501st Communication Recon Group. After his discharge in 1952, he earned his master’s degree in accounting at Madison Business College in 1955. He met the late Carol Joyce Scheels at a church social dance and later married her in Milwaukee on July 3, 1957, and they enjoyed 58 years of marriage, until Carol’s passing in 2000.

Charles later owned and operated Ostrander True Value Hardware store for 13 years in Bowler. He was also a truck driver for 18 years. Charles was a longtime member of the Experimental Aircraft Association; a past member of the Civil Air Patrol; and a current member of American Legion Post 239, Tigerton, and Hope Community Church, Shawano.

Fri
03
Jun

James E. Rades

James “Jim” E. Rades, 71, of Shawano, passed away peacefully at home on June 1, 2016. He was born on Sept. 30, 1944, in Shawano to the late Elmer and Beatrice “Bea” (Wilt) Rades.

Jim attended Sacred Heart Catholic School and Shawano High School, graduating in 1962. On June 10, 1967, he married his childhood sweetheart, Pamela “Pam” Fazendin, in Shawano. In 1968, Jim became the first member of his family to earn a bachelor’s degree, graduating from the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point studying economics and social work. After graduation, he enlisted in the United States Air Force and was assigned to the 379th Bomb Wing. He completed his military service by assisting colleagues as they transitioned home from Vietnam and earned his honorable discharge in 1971.

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