Obituaries

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.

Thu
21
Jan

Robert L. Hoffman

Robert Louis Hoffman, 62, was stricken at his Plentywood, Montana, home early Saturday morning, Jan. 16, and was dead on arrival at Sheridan Memorial Hospital.

Bob was born on Feb. 17, 1953, in Shawano, the eldest of four sons of Okel and Marjorie (Gentz) Hoffman. From his earliest years, he was a hard worker, often accompanying his father as he made fuel deliveries throughout the area, Bob visiting with customers and making friends with every dog on every farm! He played trumpet in high school and developed a fondness for military marches, which remained a favorite music for the rest of his life. After graduating from Shawano High School in 1970, Bob completed an automotive course at Northeast Wisconsin Technical College. While he was in school, he worked for a time for the SooLine railway, a job he loved.

Wed
20
Jan

Gerald F. Hawpetoss

Gerald “Jerry” Francis Hawpetoss, 63, of Neopit, passed away on Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2016.

Jerry was born in Keshena on Oct. 31, 1952, son of the late Samuel and Frances (Matchapatow) Hawpetoss Sr. He was a dedicated member of the Big Drum religion throughout his life.

Jerry was a unique and powerful champion traditional dancer, well known throughout Indian country. In 1992 he received the NEA National Heritage Fellowship Award as an outstanding traditional moccasin maker, a master of bead work and feather work, as well as a maker of traditional Menominee dance regalia. He also enjoyed being a cultural educator, teaching the Menominee language, drumming and singing at the Menominee Indian School District, the Indian Community School in Milwaukee and the Circle of Nations School in Wahpeton, North Dakota.

Tue
19
Jan

Renaldo C. Lillo

Renaldo Calvin “Sonny” Lillo, 78, of Bonduel, passed away on Jan. 18, 2016, in Green Bay.

Renaldo was born on Nov. 1, 1937, in Pennington County, Minnesota, the son of the late Herman and Elsie (Wichterman) Lillo. On Jan. 15, 1962, he was united in marriage to Betty DeBoer in South Dakota. She preceded him in death on April 26, 1990.

Renaldo was united in marriage to Arlene (Taylor) Gilbertson on Oct. 6, 1990, at St. Martin Catholic Church in Cecil. He was a member of the Disabled American Veterans and the Gillett American Legion Post 300. He enjoyed traveling, dancing, four-wheeling, going for walks, and singing.

Renaldo was a positive man with a great outlook on life and lived life to its fullest. The most important thing to Renaldo was spending time with his family.

Tue
19
Jan

Herbert A. Chambers Jr.

Herbert “Herbie” Anthony Chambers Jr., 73, of Shawano, passed away peacefully in the early morning of Jan. 18, 2016, after a short, courageous battle with cancer.

Herb was born in Shawano on May 3, 1942, the only child of the late Herbert Sr. and Mary Mercedes (Hagen) Chambers. He graduated from Shawano High School, furthering his education in Chicago.

Herb was united in marriage to Carol Braatz on Jan. 11, 1964. They welcomed their beloved first daughter, Dawn, a year later. Many, many years later their second daughter, Jodi, arrived.

Tue
19
Jan

Clara A. Post

Clara Augusta Post, 94, of Shawano, passed away on Saturday, Jan. 16, 2016.

Clara was born in Cheboygan, Michigan, on Nov. 14, 1921, the daughter of the late Rev. Chris C. and Louise (Schultz) Domke. She graduated from Bowler High School in 1941. On Sept. 12, 1941, she was united in marriage to Walter Post. They lived on the home farm in the town of Herman where their daughter, Charlotte Jahnke, was born.

Clara was an active member of Elias Lutheran Church and was involved in various church organizations. She was a former 4-H leader and enjoyed singing with Sweet Adelines and Song Birds of Shawano.

She is survived by her grandchildren, Jon (Lynette) Richards, of Shawano, Dave (Kelly) Richards, of Shawano, and Chris Richards, of Honolulu, Hawaii; eight great-grandchildren and one great-great-granddaughter; and many nieces and nephews.

Tue
19
Jan

Lucy Bowersock

Lucy Beth Christine Bowersock (Hass), 76, of Gresham, passed away on Monday, Jan. 18, 2016, at Appleton Medical Center.

Lucy was born on May 29, 1939, in Bowler, to Otto and Roberta (Lamb) Hass, who preceded her in death. After graduating from Bowler High School, Lucy was employed by American Appraisal in Milwaukee. On Nov. 29, 1958, Lucy was united in marriage to Fred Bowersock. Although she worked various other jobs in her lifetime, she was a homemaker who successfully raised four children and had a significant impact in raising all of her grandchildren. In her free time, she loved spending time in her garden and watching the birds. She also enjoyed going on adventures with her daughter, Susan, sipping hot coffee while doing puzzles or reading, painting bird houses, and treasuring her pets and family. She was a pillar of support in her family and will be dearly missed.

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