Obituaries

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Aug

Roberta R. Cox

Roberta Rose “Bertie” Cox, 63, of Neopit, passed away on Friday, Aug. 12, 2016, in Green Bay. Roberta was born in Keshena on Aug. 8, 1953, the daughter of Merceline (Neconish) Warrington and the late Merle Warrington. On Sept. 2, 1972, Bertie was united in marriage to Walter J. Cox in Neopit. Bertie loved teaching and was a Head Start teacher for the past 19 years. In 2002, she received her associate degree at the College of Menominee Nation. She enjoyed traveling, shopping and spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren.

Bertie is survived by her husband of 43 years, Walter; their children, Michelle (Gary) Frechette, James (Carey) Cox, Jeffrey J. (Angela) Cox, and Lindsay (Joshua) Besaw; 15 grandchildren; her mother, Merceline Warrington; and her brother, Michael Warrington.

She was preceded in death by her father, Merle, one sister, Lorraine Cox, and special nephew, Awaesesaeh Warrington.

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13
Aug

John E. Lindfors

John Eric Lindfors, 91, of Keshena, passed away on Tuesday, Aug. 9, 2016, in Shawano. John was born in Chicago on July 14, 1925, the son of the late Kjell and Helma (Holmquist) Lindfors. John served our country proudly in the United States Navy during World War II. On June 16, 1951, he was united in marriage to Lorraine Nelson in Chicago. John owned and operated Tenric Electric until his retirement. In his early years, John had a strong affiliation with Evangelical Covenant Church in Milwaukee, but most recently, was extremely involved with Church on the Hill, where he was on the building committee for the new church. John was a founding member of the Wolf River Chapter of Habitat for Humanity, a member of the Menominee American Legion, a Packer and Brewer fan, an avid golfer, often golfing at Pine Hills, and enjoyed night fishing.

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13
Aug

William L. “Bill” Boivin, Jr.

William L. “Bill” Boivin, Jr. (Kewaskum), 45, of Shawano, started his journey home on Aug. 10, 2016.

Traditional Native American services for William L. Boivin, Jr. will be held on Saturday, Aug. 13, 2016, at 10 a.m. at the Menominee Tribal Community Center in Neopit. Chris Roth will officiate. Following the service there will be a procession to Red Springs Cemetery, Town of Red Springs. Relatives and friends were able to call at the Community Center after 3 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 12, 2016, and can continue to do so until the time of service on Saturday morning.

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

Please share online condolences at www.mickelsonfs.com.

Thu
11
Aug

Donna L. Lenzner

Donna L. Lenzner, 76, of Shawano, passed away on Wednesday, Aug. 10, 2016, in Shawano.

Donna was born on Jan. 3, 1940, the daughter of the late Albert and Minnie (Schultz) Wruck, and lived in Shawano all her life.

On Oct. 25, 1958, Donna was united in marriage to Henry “Dick” Lenzner, who preceded her in death on Nov. 15, 2004. She was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church and enjoyed bird watching, flowers, reading, playing cards and spending time with her beloved dog, Daisy Mae.

Donna is survived by her son-in-law, Tim Schultz; two grandchildren, Abigail (Michael) Idriss and Otto Schultz; one great-grandson, Coldyn; and her sister, Margie (Warren) Sperberg. She is further survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Dick; two daughters, Sue Schultz and Marie in infancy; her parents; and two brothers, Raymond and Roger.

Wed
10
Aug

Michael Siefert

Michael “Mike” Siefert, 70, of Bonduel, passed away unexpectedly on Aug. 9, 2016.

Born on March 4, 1946, in Germany, Michael was 7 years old when he and his mother, Helen Wood, moved to Green Bay. He drove truck for Schneider Transport and Schneider National for 33½ years. Michael was a proud member of the Teamsters. He married the former Bev Perrigo on Sept. 12, 1989, in Shawano.

He is survived by his wife, Bev; two children, Kim (Dennis) Meyer, of Shawano, and Paul Siefert, of Green Bay; two stepchildren, Mark (Lisa Vandehei) Perrigo, of Green Bay, and Michael (LaRisa Gauna) Perrigo, of Andover, Kansas; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren; he is further survived by his dog, Molly, and his two parrots, Buddy, and Skittles.

He was preceded in death by his mother and one daughter, Amy Siefert.

Per Michael’s wishes, no formal services will be held.

Wed
10
Aug

William L. Boivin Jr.

William L. “Bill” Boivin Jr. (Kewaskum), 45, of Shawano, started his journey home on Aug. 10, 2016.

Bill was born on Jan. 20, 1971, in Milwaukee, a son of William L. Boivin Sr. and Merilynn Leroy. He loved being with family, joking around, and making people laugh and smile. He was an avid Packers fan and a hard worker.

Bill loved his children and was very proud of each of them. He wasn’t just a cousin or friend, he was always known as a brother and uncle.

Bill was known by many nicknames, such as “Mudda Pudda.”

Wed
10
Aug

John Lindfors

John Lindfors, 91, of Keshena, passed away on Tuesday, Aug. 9, 2016, in Shawano.

Arrangements are pending with Swedberg Funeral Home in Shawano.

www.swedbergfuneralhome.com

Wed
10
Aug

Eleanore M. Fairchild

Eleanore Maxine “Ellie” Fairchild, 77, of Shawano, passed away on Wednesday, Aug. 10, 2016, in Shawano.

Funeral services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 13, 2016, at Swedberg Funeral Home in Shawano with Scott Statler officiating. Burial will be in the Mountain Cemetery. Visitation will be at the funeral home from 1 p.m. until the time of the service.

For a full obituary, visit www.swedbergfuneralhome.com.

Wed
10
Aug

Daniel A. Baker

Daniel A. Baker, 90, was called home “in the twinkling of an eye” on Friday, July 29, 2016, four months after his beloved wife, Ruth, was also called home.

Daniel was born on April 12, 1926, in Creston, Iowa, to the late Arthur and Margaret Baker. Dan came to Shawano in 1972 to help his brother, Dick Baker, run the Super Valu Grocery Store. It was there that he saw Ruth Gottschalk shopping in one of the aisles, and he asked who that beautiful lady was. He followed her to the check-out counter and started up a conversation. Shortly after, they started dating and were married on Feb. 10, 1973. They just celebrated 43 years of marriage.

Dan helped Ruth run Gottschalk’s Cleaners. Together they opened up The Laundry Basket and were in the business for over 25 years. Upon retiring from The Laundry Basket, Dan worked at different businesses cleaning, delivering the Shopper’s Guide and delivering The Shawano Leader.

Tue
09
Aug

Ethel T. Yokes

Ethel T. “Neomi” Yokes (nee Owen), of Grafton, went home to her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, on Aug. 7, 2016, at the age of 86. Ethel, born on May 25, 1930, in Shawano, was the 15th of 17 children of Elmer and Lela (nee Meverden) Owen. Times were not easy for a family of that size during the Depression years, so her nine older brothers, five older sisters and two younger sisters learned the value of hard work and cooperation at an early age.

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