Obituaries

Tue
26
Jan

Ernest A. Nadler Jr.

Ernest Albert Charles Nadler Jr., 82, of Pulaski, passed away on Saturday, Jan. 23, 2016.

Ernest was born on July 22, 1933, in Bonduel to the late Ernest and Flossie (Drage) Nadler Sr.

Ernest was united in marriage to Mary B. Prokop, on June 5, 1976, at St. Edward and Isidore Church in Flintville. He worked as a milk truck driver/cheese maker and also as an auto body technician. He enjoyed tinkering and fixing things, and spending time on his many projects.

Ernest loved his family and grandchildren and enjoyed talking to them (or anyone else) on the phone. He was loved by many and will be missed by all who knew him.

Ernest is survived by his wife of nearly 40 years, Mary; his son, Tedd (Rhonda) Nadler, of Lena; and five grandchildren, Cruz Johnson, Ben Keller, Angel Dellaire, Travis Nadler and Alexander Nadler. He is further survived by his good friend and caregiver, Jessica Schaub, of Pulaski.

Tue
26
Jan

Marian E. Nicholaus

Marian E. Nicholaus, 83, of Shawano, passed away Friday afternoon, Jan. 22, 2016, in Shawano.

Marian was born on May 28, 1932, in the town of Richmond, a daughter of the late Ervin and Grace (Knowles) Froelich. She was a 1949 graduate of Shawano High School. On Aug. 16, 1952, she was united in marriage to Maynard “Shorty” Nicholaus at St. James Lutheran Church in Shawano. Shorty preceded her in death on Sept. 16, 2005.

Marian was a member of Resurrection Lutheran Church in Shawano.

Private family services for Marian were held at Mickelson Funeral & Cremation Service of Shawano. Interment was in the Woodlawn Cemetery, Shawano.

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

Please share online condolences at www.mickelsonfs.com.

Tue
26
Jan

Leah L. Besaw

Leah Lynn Besaw, age 50, of Neopit, passed away unexpectedly on Friday, Jan. 22, 2016. She was born in Shawano on April 30, 1965, the daughter of Eldora Theresa (Beauprey) Besaw and the late Glenn Joseph Besaw.

Leah loved the outdoors, spending time in the woods camping, hunting, cutting fire wood, picking berries, fishing or just being at home on the Rez. Leah had a generous heart, always there to help out, doing so wholeheartedly. Although she had no biological children, Leah considered her nieces and nephews her own. She loved spending time with them playing “Crack the Nut.” When she would arrive, they were drawn to her; she was fun-loving and gave them her full attention. She attended and graduated from Clown College, worked as a truck driver, worked at the casino and most recently went into home care. She was an avid Packers fan and loved spending time with her dogs, Sadie and Fred.

Tue
26
Jan

Kenneth E. Seefeldt

Kenneth Edward Seefeldt, 87, of Cecil, passed away on Sunday, Jan. 24, 2016, in Shawano.

Kenneth was born in the town of Grover on Sept. 24, 1928, to the late Edward and Olga (Rohde) Seefeldt. He served our country during the Korean War from 1951 until 1953 as an airplane mechanic. He earned a Korean Service Medal and a Bronze Star.

Mon
25
Jan

Emma Koenig

Emma Koenig, 91, of Cecil, formerly of Gillett, passed away on Saturday, Jan. 23, 2016. She was born May 17, 1924, in Gillett, daughter of the late Herman and Wilhelmina “Minnie” (Giese) Yaeger and graduated from Gillett High School in 1942.

Emma married Orland S. Koenig on July 22, 1944, at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Gillett, and together they shared 66 loving years of marriage before Orland passed in 2011. Emma and Orland farmed in the Gillett area until the late 1960s, after which they moved to Cecil.

Emma was a lifetime member of Immanuel Lutheran Church (now Faith United Church) of Gillett, where she served on the mission and home finance committees for several years and taught Sunday School. Her faith was so dear to her heart.

Fri
22
Jan

Donald L. Kerstner

Donald L. Kerstner, 82, of Wausau, died on Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2016, at Aspirus Wausau Hospital.

Donald was born on March 10, 1933, in Clintonville to the late Erick and Mildred (Olmsted) Kerstner. He served his country honorably in the U.S. Navy, serving in the Korean War.

Donald married Doris Strelow in Bowler in 1954. In his working years, Donald’s expertise was in the realm of windows, both as draftsman and in sales. He was a fine woodworking craftsman who made furniture and cabinets. He also enjoyed traveling, playing cards and golf.

Donald is survived by his wife of 61 years, Doris Kerstner, of Wausau; sons, Sheldon (Arlene) Kerstner, of Crandon, and Kevin Kerstner, of Wausau; and siblings, Carl (Ronda) Kerstner, of Bowler, Leon Kerstner, of Colorado Springs, Colorado, Beverly (Paul) Bierman, of Bowler, and Carol (Carl) Brennecke, of Mattoon.

He was preceded in death by his parents and his sister, Connie Eckes.

Fri
22
Jan

James E. Aderman

James E. Aderman, 64, of Marion, passed away on Thursday, Jan. 21, 2016, at Theda Clark Medical Center, Neenah.

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

Fri
22
Jan

Leah L. Besaw

Leah L. Besaw, 50, of Neopit, passed away on Friday, Jan. 22, 2016.

Arrangements are pending with Swedberg Funeral Home.

www.swedbergfuneralhome.com

Thu
21
Jan

Herbert C. Westphal

Herbert C. Westphal, 78, of Shawano, died on Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2016, at Pine Manor Health Care Center, Clintonville. He was born on Aug. 19, 1937, in Shawano, son of the late Clarence and Anne (Ainsworth) Westphal.

Herb married Marlene Wendt on May 11, 1963. Herb graduated from Shawano High School in 1954 and worked for BJ Mares in Bear Creek before serving his country in the U.S. Army. After finishing his service, he worked at Appleton Papers, retiring in 1999. Herb was a former member of St. Pius X Catholic Church, Appleton, and a current member of St. Martin of Tours Catholic Church, Cecil. He enjoyed bowling, hunting, fishing, and playing cards.

Thu
21
Jan

Glenn A. Curtis

Glenn A. Curtis, 94, Shawano, died on Monday, Jan. 18, 2016, at Shawano Health Services, Shawano.

He was born on Dec. 13, 1921, in the town of Morris, Shawano County, the son of the late Donald and Augusta (Bublitz) Curtis.

Glenn was baptized at the Tilleda Lutheran Church and later in life was a member of the United Methodist Church, Wittenberg.

On Aug. 22, 1942, Glenn was united in marriage to Lola Breitenfeldt. She survives.

Glenn had a milk route and then worked as a carpenter for Rudolph Hanson in Wittenberg for 30 years. He then was employed as a mason for EG Hintz of Shawano until his retirement in 1994. Glenn and Lola enjoyed traveling all over the United States. Glenn was known for his large garden. He enjoyed feeding and watching the birds as well as following the Milwaukee Brewers and Green Bay Packers.

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