Obituaries

Wed
05
Oct

Deborah A. Zdiarstek

Deborah Ann Zdiarstek, 63, of Shawano, passed away on Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2016, in Shawano. Born on Sept. 21, 1953, in Cook County, Illinois, she was the daughter of the late Raymond and Catherine (Romanek) Gierut.

On April 12, 1980, Deborah was united in marriage to Dennis “Sparky” Zdiarstek in Shawano. She lived all her married life in Shawano and worked at Wisconsin Finance, ALPHA for 20 years and Shawano County for 16 years. She was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church and Shawano Civil Air Patrol.

Deborah enjoyed spending time with her dog, BJ.

Deborah is survived by her husband, Dennis; brother, Gary (Laura) Gierut, of Oaklawn, Illinois; two sisters, Sheila Norton, of Worth, Illinois, and Linda Gierut, of Allsip, Illinois; and sister-in-law, Helen (Jim) Karcz, of Shawano. She is further survived by three nieces, Liza, Alisha and Katie; two grandnephews, Oliver and Aiden; and one grandniece, Aubrey.

Wed
05
Oct

Dorothy M. Gueller

Dorothy M. Gueller, 104, of Shawano, passed away on Monday, Oct. 3, 2016.

Arrangements are pending and a full obituary will appear in Wednesday’s publication.

www.swedbergfuneralhome.com

Wed
05
Oct

Leticia Hernandez

Leticia “Lippy” Hernandez, 52, of Green Bay, formerly of Keshena, passed away on Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2016.

Leticia was born on Feb. 24, 1964, in Shawano, the daughter of the late Venito P. and Edwardien (Winnishiek) Hernandez. She was raised by her aunt and uncle, Theodore “Jesse” and Cynthian Gauthier, in Keshena.

Leticia lived in Oklahoma for 10 years before returning the Shawano and Green Bay area. She enjoyed playing bingo, riding in the woods and spending time with her dog and cat. More than anything, she loved spending time with her family and friends.

Tue
04
Oct

Elsa M. Laabs-Kosbab

Elsa Mae Laabs-Kosbab, 70, passed away on Friday, Sept. 30, 2016, in Wausau.

Elsa was born on Dec. 7, 1945, the daughter of the late Gerald “Jim Bear” Tousey and Fae Joyce Church. On Aug. 29, Elsa was united in marriage to Arnold Kosbab at the Lutheran Church of the Wilderness. She enjoyed gardening and loved living on the Stockbridge-Munsee Reservation.

Elsa is survived by her husband, Arnold; children, Ginger Stevens, Scott (Sandra) Stevens, Brian Stevens, Shawn (Lori) Stevens, Scott (Tanya) Kosbab, Christopher (Vicki) Stevens, Tsilos “Lucy” (Chaz) Kosbab, Tammy (Steve) Kosbab, Arnold Kosbab II, Elisa Kosbab, Wanonah (Johnny) Spencer and Jerusha “Sarah” (Josh) Kosbab; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren; one brother, Carl Church; as well as numerous other relatives and good friends.

She was preceded in death by her son, Gary Stevens, and her parents.

Tue
04
Oct

Joyce M. Feinen

Joyce Marie Feinen, 84, of Shawano, passed away on Sept. 30, 2016, surrounded by her family. Born on July 16, 1932, in Buffalo, NY, she was the daughter of the late Lottie Buehl and Raymond Pomeroy.

Joyce was united in marriage to Robert W. “Bob” Feinen on June 19, 1970. The couple has called Shawano their home since 1972 and are members of Sacred Heart Catholic Church.

Joyce is survived by her husband, Bob; children, Linda K. Tuttolomondo, Melanie L. Phillips, Joseph A. (Elaine) Tuttolomondo, Robert W. (Shari) Feinen Jr., Michael F. Feinen and Sally A. (Wendy J.) Feinen; as well as numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Oct. 7, 2016, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church with the Rev. Luke Ferris officiating. Entombment will be in Sacred Heart Mausoleum. Visitation will be held at the church on Friday from 9:30 a.m. until the time of the services.

Tue
04
Oct

Isabelle V. Horton

Isabelle “Tippy” V. Horton, 92, of Keshena, passed away on Sunday, Oct. 2, 2016.

Isabelle was born on May 9, 1924, in Shawano, the daughter of the late Joseph and Mathilda (Kinepoway) Sackatook. On Oct. 4, 1947, she was united in marriage to Ernest E. “Jack” Horton. He preceded her in death on Sept. 16, 2000.

Isabelle worked for the federal government for 30 years, retiring in 1991. In 2001, she returned to Keshena.

Isabelle is survived by her children, Carol (David) Armstrong and James (Lucy) Horton, all of Keshena, and her grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Jack; her parents; and one sister, Kathryn Walton.

Tue
04
Oct

Mildred B. Kraft

Mildred B. Kraft, 88, Wittenberg, died on Sunday, Oct. 2, 2016, at the Homme Home of Wittenberg under the care of Asera Care Hospice.

She was born on June 24, 1928, in Tigerton, the daughter of the late Glen and Bertha (Erickson) Klund.

On Oct. 18, 1947, Mildred was united in marriage to Roy Kraft at Immanuel Lutheran Church, town of Morris. He preceded her in death on Sept. 1, 2010.

Mildred worked as a nurse’s aide at St. Luke’s Hospital, Milwaukee, and also worked in the cafeteria for the Milwaukee Public School District for many years. Roy and Mildred moved north in 1984.

Mildred was known as an excellent cook and baker. She enjoyed golfing, painting, rosemaling and her card clubs. Mildred was proud of her Norwegian heritage and traveled to Norway several times.

Tue
04
Oct

Robert G. Gipp

Robert G. Gipp, 84, Wittenberg, died on Sunday, Oct. 2, 2016, at his home under the care of his family and Ministry Hospice. He was born on Feb. 21, 1932, in Suring, the son of the late Adolph and Helen (Schroeder) Gipp.

On Aug. 25, 1951, Robert was united in marriage to Phyllis Raddant at St. James Lutheran Church, Shawano. She survives.

Robert was a supervisor at Outboard Marine Corporation, Milwaukee, for many years until his retirement in 1983. The couple then moved to Shawano Lake for five years until building a house on their land in the town of Birnamwood, where they currently reside.

Robert formerly served on the Birnamwood Town Board, the Homme Home of Wittenberg board of directors and was instrumental in forming the annual Homme golf outing. He was very active and held many leadership roles in the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod, the Lutheran Church Extension Fund and Concordia University, Mequon.

Tue
04
Oct

Leroy W. Chapman

Leroy W. Chapman, 94, of West Bend, entered eternal life on Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2016.

He was born on Aug. 18, 1922, to the late Henry and Minnie (nee Meyer) Chapman in Waldo. Leroy’s family moved to West Bend, where he attended school. He graduated from West Bend High School, where he excelled in sports. After graduation he entered the U.S. Army, serving tours in the European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign with the 40th Engineers. Leroy received numerous service commendations, including a Silver Star, Bronze Star and Bronze Arrow.

Leroy worked in manufacturing most of his adult life. He retired from Weasler Manufacturing Company. He was a tool and die maker by trade.

He and his wife, Charlotte, enjoyed the years they wintered in Arizona and the time spent at their lake home in Shawano. Leroy was a loving grandfather and great-grandfather. He loved to read, golf and follow his favorite teams on TV, especially the Brewers and Packers.

Tue
04
Oct

Kimberly J. Gandt

Kimberly Jane Gandt, 39, daughter of Herman and Wendy Gandt, of Gillett, lost her struggle with juvenile diabetes on the evening of Oct. 1, 2016.

She is survived by her most precious gifts, Courtney R. Craddock and Benjamin J. Scheibe. Her children were the light of her life. Kim is also survived by her parents; her sister and brother-in-law, Carol and Jayme Kopp, and their children, Sydnie C. Kopp and Hunter J. Kopp; her great-grandmother, Jane Werner; her fiancé, Joe Zilowske, and his family; as well as many aunts, uncles and cousins — too many to name.

Kim enjoyed riding motorcycles, volunteering for the fire department and playing games with her family. Even through her struggles with her health, she always had a smile and an encouraging word for those around her.

Kim has joined her grandparents, Herman and LaVerne Gandt, and Douglas and Betty Jo Werner; her godfather, Larry Gandt; her aunt, Judy Gandt; and her uncles, Marvin Schelk and Allen Raddant.

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