Obituaries

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Dorothea A. Gehrt

Dorothea A. Gehrt, 91, of Clintonville, passed away on Saturday morning, Feb. 20, 2016, at the Greentree Health & Rehabilitation Center in Clintonville.

Dorothea was born on Oct. 4, 1924, in Milwaukee as the daughter of the late Virgil and Pearl (Lamp) Wulfson. After moving to Clintonville with her family, Dorothea graduated from Clintonville High School with the Class of 1942. She was united in marriage to Raymond Gehrt. The couple had two children and later divorced.

Dorothea worked numerous jobs, which took her to Appleton and Milwaukee while raising her family. She moved back to Clintonville after her retirement. She was a past member of Christus Lutheran Church.

Dorothea enjoyed sewing and gardening. She was artistic and just a fun person to be around.

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Madeline J. Rebholz

Madeline “Madge” J. Rebholz, 79, of Shawano, passed away on Saturday evening, Feb. 20, 2016, at the Appleton Medical Center, where she had been a patient for the past two days.

Madge was born on Oct. 22, 1936, in the town of Grant, Shawano County, a daughter of the late Frank and Adela (Voigt) Luchterhand. She attended St. James Lutheran Grade School and later Shawano High School, where she graduated in 1955.

Madge was united in marriage to David J. Retzlaff on Dec. 19, 1964. Following their marriage, the couple made their home in Shawano. Madge had been employed at the Shawano Clinic for nearly 44 years, working as a receptionist and in medical records. Her husband preceded her in death on June 5, 1997. When Madge retired, she drove patients to appointments at various locations in the Medi-Van.

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Karen Bartelt-Marshall

Karen Bartelt-Marshall went home on Feb. 13, 2016.

Karen was born on Sept. 9, 1956, in Milwaukee to Burton Bartelt (deceased) and Lorraine (Malueg) Bartelt (deceased). She lived in Wisconsin until 1992, when she moved to Florida for a job with Comcast as the pay per view coordinator for the area from Jacksonville to Key West. As coordinator she met many boxing legends, including Sugar Ray Leonard, Roberto Duran and Oscar De La Hoya.

Karen met the love of her life, Scott Marshall, in 1996 and was married in 1998. Their marriage ceremony was portrayed on the Learning Channel as “A Wedding Story” to let everyone know that you will always find the right person – it’s never too late.

In 2005, they moved to New Mexico, where Karen was finally able to have horses in her own yard. Karen loved her horses, which included one she rescued.

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Arbutus C. Seelig-Krueger

Arbutus “Dolly” C. Seelig-Krueger, 85, of the town of Matteson, passed away on Sunday, Feb. 21, 2016, at Appleton Medical Center surrounded by her family.

Arbutus “Dolly” Carrie Seelig-Krueger was born on Feb. 2, 1931, in the Township of Waukechon, Shawano County, to the late Stewart and Olga (Knoff) Thompson. She attended school in the Manawa area and played clarinet in the high school band. After graduation, Dolly was united in marriage to Elmer Seelig on Oct. 23, 1948. The couple worked on the family farm in the town of Wyoming and later in the town of Matteson. She worked at Noritage in Embarrass, Hansen Glove Factory in Clintonville and the F.W.D. Corporation, Clintonville, from which she retired after many years.

Dolly was a member of Christus Lutheran Church, Clintonville, where she was a familiar face in worship as well as in the kitchen. She was united in marriage to Kenneth Krueger in 2002 at Christus on her birthday.

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Dennis W. Kirsch

Dennis W. Kirsch, 64, of Bonduel, died on Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2016, at his home.

Dennis was born on March 1, 1951, in Bonduel to the late Walter P. and Cecelia (Krause) Kirsch. Dennis was baptized and confirmed at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Bonduel. After graduating from high school, Dennis continued farming on the family farm and was proud when it was recognized as a Century Farm. When his mother started researching their family genealogy, it inspired Dennis to learn more about his family roots. He was also a lifetime member of the Shawano County Agricultural Society.

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Martha V. Mecikalski

Martha “Mardi” V. Mecikalski, 80, of Cecil, passed away on Sunday, Feb. 14, 2016, in Shawano.

Martha was born in Freedom, Minnesota, on Dec. 26, 1935, the daughter of the late Gustave and Mary (Borash) Lutzke.

Mardi is survived by her husband, LeRoy Sr.; their children, Lee Jr., David, Thomas (Rhonda) and Amy; seven grandchildren, Julie, Brandon, Angie, Courtney, Josh, Matt and Andrew; and three great-grandchildren, Bobbie, Matthew and Joey.

Memorial Mass will be held at 11:30 a.m. Monday, Feb. 22, 2016, at Holy Apostles Catholic Church, 16000 W. National Ave., New Berlin, with the Rev. Arul Ponnaiyan officiating. Visitation will be at the church on Monday from 10:30 a.m. until the time of the services.

Swedberg Funeral Home of Shawano is assisting the family with the arrangements.

www.swedbergfuneralhome.com

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Dorothy Sherwood

Dorothy Sherwood, 87, of Clintonville, passed away early Friday morning, Feb. 19, 2016, at her home.

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

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Orvin L. Korb

Orvin L. Korb, 83, of the town of Bear Creek, passed away on Feb. 17, 2016, at Theda Clark Medical Center, Neenah.

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

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Roger W. Hoffman

Roger W. “Buck” Hoffman, formerly of Gresham, passed away on Feb. 16, 2016, at the age of 77 at a local nursing home.

Roger was born in Shawano on Dec. 31, 1938, to the late Ralph and Esther (Zoromski) Hoffman. He graduated from Gresham High School in 1958.

Roger married Margaret Ziemer at St. Francis Solanus Church in Gresham, where he was a lifelong member, on June 18, 1966.

Roger worked for various construction firms in the Fox Valley as a manual laborer in his younger years. Later in life, he enjoyed such hobbies as squirrel hunting, upholstery, woodworking, carpentry, fly tying, small-engine repair and doing word searches. His favorite hobby was both pan and ice fishing. For him, a day not spent fishing was a day wasted!

He was also a significant figure in the St. Francis Solanus Parish annual dumpling dinner for many years. He spent a significant amount of time and energy to make it successful.

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Myrna J. Zhuckkahosee Jackson

Myrna Jean Zhuckkahosee Jackson Bergen, Spirit Name “Me-Theip-Pia” (Baby Eagle), 74, of Shawano, passed away on Feb. 16, 2016, at Appleton Medical Center. Myrna was born on May 20, 1941, in Keshena, a daughter of the late James “Jim” and Matilda “Tillie” (Waupoose) Zhuckkahosee. She attended St. Joseph’s School in Keshena and later graduated from Shawano Senior High School in 1960. On Sept. 11, 1976, she married the love of her life, Thomas Bergen. The couple lived in both Chicago and Wisconsin. She loved her Christmas vacation to Las Vegas every year. Myrna had been employed with Checker Taxi Cab Company of Chicago for 24 years. She also worked as a jeweler, creating her own jewelry. She enjoyed making bead work and sweet grass baskets. Myrna also enjoyed doing her quill work on white birch bark.

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