Obituaries

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29
Sep

Violett S. Busch

Violett Sylvia Busch, 93, of Shawano, passed away on Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2016, in Appleton. Born on June 3, 1923, in Oconto County, she was the daughter of the late Michael and Saraphine (Ratz) Eggert.

On Aug. 15, 1942, Violett was united in marriage to Martin Busch at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Bonduel. Martin preceded her in death on April 28, 2013. They farmed near Bonduel for over 30 years before moving to Shawano in 1970.

Violett was a member of St. James Lutheran Church in Shawano. In her free time, she enjoyed shopping.

Thu
29
Sep

Patricia B. Arvold

Patricia Bowditch Arvold, 94, of Shawano, passed away on Thursday, Sept. 29, 2016, at her home.

Patricia was born on April 8, 1922, in Rogers Park, Illinois, the daughter of the late Harvey and Mae (Gordon) Bowditch. Pat earned her bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Wisconsin. On Aug. 12, 1944, she was united in marriage to David Schewe Arvold in Madison.

Pat and Dave moved to Shawano in 1947. Pat enjoyed reading a good book, playing bridge, golfing and spending time at the family cottage in Hazelhurst. More than anything, she loved spending time with her family.

Thu
29
Sep

Dr. Manuel P. Ramos

Manuel Posadas Ramos, M.D., 70, of Keshena, passed away on Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2016.

Arrangements are pending. Swedberg Funeral Home is assisting the family with the arrangements.

www.swedbergfuneralhome.com

Wed
28
Sep

Mary K. Wayka

Mary K. Wayka, 68, of Keshena, passed away peacefully on Sunday, Sept. 25, 2016, in Wausau with her family by her side.

Mary was born on Oct. 15, 1947, in Keshena, a daughter of the late Ralph and Margaret (Penass) Richmond. She attended Shawano schools, graduating from Shawano High School in 1965. Following high school she attended technical school in Antigo, and later Bacone College in Muskogee, Oklahoma. Mary then returned to Keshena and was employed as an administrative assistant in the law enforcement field. On Feb. 27, 1982, Mary was united in marriage to James Wayka at St. Michael’s Catholic Church in Keshena. Following their marriage the couple resided in Keshena. James preceded her in death on Feb. 4, 2014.

Mary was a member of St. Michael’s Catholic Church in Keshena. She was a member of the Menominee Indian School District Board of Education for 18 years and served on various tribal committees.

Wed
28
Sep

Ailie H. Oberg

Ailie H. Oberg, 96, of Shawano, entered her heavenly home early Monday morning, Sept, 26, 2016, with her loving family by her side.

Ailie was born on July 9, 1920, in the town of Brule, Douglas County, a daughter of the late Andrew and Hilma (Soderbakka) Korhonen. She attended country schools.

On July 14, 1938, Ailie was united in marriage to Willard Oberg in Ironwood, Michigan. Following their marriage the couple lived and farmed in the town of Cloverland.

Ailie moved to Shawano in 1987. She was a member of St. James Lutheran Church in Shawano. She enjoyed crafting, playing cards with her friends at Elizabeth Manor, and spending time with her family.

Wed
28
Sep

Duke Moesch Sr.

Duane “Duke” Moesch Sr. died at his home on Sunday morning, Sept. 25, 2016, in the care of his family.

Duke was born in Shawano on April 7, 1940, the youngest child of Elroy F. and Selma (Krause) Moesch. He attended Shawano Public Schools, graduating with the Class of 1958.

On July 4, 1959, Duke married Mitzi Mason and thus began a 57 year-long adventure.

Duke worked in the construction industry throughout his entire working life. He served his plumbing apprenticeship with Ken Beyer Plumbing in Shawano. Duke graduated from NWTI, where he received his vocational education. In the mid-1960s till the mid-1970s, Duke was employed by R. J. Parins Plumbing in Green Bay. In 1976, Duke partnered with Bill Berken and started Berken & Moesch Plumbing in Shawano. He was a proud union plumber of 49 years, a member of Local 298 of Green Bay and Local 400 of Appleton. Duke retired from business in 2002, and he thoroughly enjoyed retirement.

Fri
23
Sep

Karen R. Monte

Karen R. Monte, 74, of Shawano, passed away on Tuesday evening, Sept. 20, 2016, at ThedaCare Medical Center-Appleton.

Karen was born on Aug. 9, 1942, in Milwaukee, a daughter of the late George and Rose (List) Monte. She attended school in Milwaukee, graduating from Milwaukee Lutheran High School in 1959. She then went to work for Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Company as a field development specialist, retiring in 2001.

Karen enjoyed traveling when she was younger, cooking and cheering on the Packers.

Survivors include her brother, Phillip (Linda) Monte, of Embarrass; her niece, Jessie (Aaron) Taylor, and their children, Bridget and Mia, of Pensacola, Florida; her nephew, Aaron (Diane) Monte, and their children, Elliott and Amelia, of La Crosse; her great-niece, Bailey Monte, of Los Angeles, California; her former sister-in-law, Sue (Bill) Grolemund, of Pace, Florida; and many aunts, cousins and friends.

Fri
23
Sep

Gerald Bussian

Gerald Bussian, 83, of the Wisconsin Veterans Home, formerly of Gresham, passed away on Thursday, Sept. 22, 2016. He was born on June 5, 1933, to the late Ernest and Jenny (Craw) Bussian.

On Dec. 17, 1960, Gerald married Glory Slater. He was a veteran of the Korean Conflict, serving in the Army.

He is survived by his wife, Glory; children, Melody (Steve) Larsen, Mark Bussian and Matthew Bussian; seven grandchildren; sisters, Arlene (Earl) Schneider and Alice Stammer; other relatives and friends.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Lloyd (Arlene) Bussian; sisters, Bernice (Elmo) Nelson and Geraldine; and brother-in-law, Richard Stammer.

No services will be held at this time.

The Maple Crest Funeral Home of Waupaca is assisting the family with arrangements.

Thu
22
Sep

Doris A. Schroeder

Doris Ann (Hansen) Schroeder, 83, Bonduel, passed away at home Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2016. She was surrounded by family.

Doris was born on June 4, 1933, in the town of Washington, Shawano County, to Peter and Verna (Olson) Hansen. She attended grade school at Grand View, town of Green Valley. She was married to Raymond Schroeder at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Gillett on June 23, 1951, and they had recently celebrated 65 years of marriage.

A faithful and lifelong member of Bethel Lutheran Church of Green Valley, Doris was baptized on July 2, 1933, and confirmed on July 4, 1948. Bible verse 1 John 3:1. She was active in the church choir for many years as well as the WELCA Church Women. Doris was a past chairman of the Altar Guild, a former Sunday school teacher, and also made quilts at church. She was also a member of the Grand View Home Makers for over 20 years.

Thu
22
Sep

Phil S. Wudtke

Phil Steven Wudtke, 54, of Bonduel, passed away at his home, on Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2016. He was born on Oct. 31, 1961, the son of Delano and Marilyn (Luepke) Wudtke.

Phil loved to bowl and met Mary Beilfuss, his future wife, at a bowling alley her parents owned. On Aug. 6, 1988, the couple was united in marriage at Emmanuel Lutheran Church in Seymour. He was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church in Bonduel, where he served as an usher and a trustee.

Phil had a passion for hunting and fishing and loved nothing more than spending time with his family, especially his boys and his sidekick, Nitro.

Phil is survived by his wife of 28 years, Mary; three children, Josh (Jennifer) Erb, of Navarino; Patrick Wudtke, of Bonduel, and Drew Wudtke, of Bonduel; his parents, Delano and Marilyn Wudtke; a sister, Pam (Justin) Beaumier, of Bonduel; as well as nieces, nephews, other relatives, friends and his dog, Nitro.

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