Obituaries

Thu
22
Sep

Karen R. Monte

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

Funeral services are pending and will be announced at a later date.

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

Please share online condolences at www.mickelsonfs.com.

Thu
22
Sep

Gen. Robert W. Cone

Retired United States Army Gen. Robert W. Cone, 59, lost his courageous five-year battle with cancer on Monday, Sept. 19, 2016 in Green Bay.

Funeral service arrangements for Gen. Cone are pending and will be announced at a later date.

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

Please share online condolences at www.mickelsonfs.com.

Wed
21
Sep

Rosemary C. Heinrich

Rosemary Claudine Heinrich, 80, Neenah, died on Thursday, Sept. 15, 2016, at ThedaCare Regional Medical Center-Neenah. She was born on June 29, 1936, in Keshena, daughter of Roland and Virginia (Waubanascum) Kessen.

Rosemary was united in marriage to James John Heinrich on Feb. 7, 1959, in Gresham. She retired from Kimberly Clark Corporation in 1992, after 19 years of service. Family and friends were very important to Rosemary. She would spend countless hours on the phone being a social butterfly, talking with those that she held near and dear to her.

Rosemary is survived by her husband, James; three children, David, Lynn and Debra Heinrich; a grandson, Logan (Anna Kissell) Heinrich; a brother, Norbert Kessen Sr.; and many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Rosemary was preceded in death by her parents; three siblings, Lee (Claudette and Dorothy), William (Joan) and Celestine Kessen; and a sister-in-law, Janet Kessen.

Wed
21
Sep

Joanne M. Martin

Joanne “Jo” M. Martin, 76, a longtime resident of Guemes Island, Washington, passed on Tuesday, Aug. 23, 2016, after a short battle with cancer. She was born on Sept. 15, 1939, in Shawano to Maynard R. Wussow and Lucille M. Witthuhn.

Jo graduated from the University of Denver with a Bachelor of Arts degree in education and spent well over 30 years, combined, as an elementary educator both in Wisconsin and Washington. She met and married the love of her life, Charles L. Martin, in Seattle on March 26, 1982. They celebrated 34 years of marriage.

Her favorite recreational activities included reading, beach combing for shells, traveling, solving puzzles and gardening. The last 10 years of her life she and Chuck spent snow birding between Fort Myers Beach, Florida, and Guemes Island, Washington.

Jo was preceded in death by her parents and siblings, Jim and Donna Wussow.

Wed
21
Sep

Judith S. Gardner

Judith S. Gardner, 76, of Green Bay, passed away on Monday, Sept. 19, 2016, in Green Bay.

Judy was born in Keshena on May 28, 1940, the daughter of the late Norbert and Leona (Aaron) Lawe. She was raised in Keshena before moving to Chicago, where she graduated from high school. Judy lived in Chicago for most of her life before moving to Green Bay 17 years ago. She loved cooking and enjoyed watching the Cubs. More than anything, Judy loved being a grandma and cherished spending time with her family.

Wed
21
Sep

Mark A. Bonnert

Mark Anthony Bonnert, 59, of Leopolis, lost his battle with pancreatic cancer Sunday, Sept. 18, 2016, at his home with his mother and sister by his side.

Mark was born on Aug. 28, 1957, in Muskego, the son of Virginia (Moesch) Clark and the late Richard Bonnert. In 1963, his family moved to New Berlin, where he attended school and was a 1976 graduate of Dwight D. Eisenhower High School.

Mark was a member of Lakeview Trap and Sport Club. He was an expert marksman and won several high-gun, high-point and team trap shoots. Although Mark loved all hunting and fishing, duck hunting was his favorite. He enjoyed spending time with his wonderful trap, hunting and fishing friends, as well as his extended family at Hunter’s Nest in Muskego.

In May 2013, he was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer, and in June he moved in with his sister, Annette, in Leopolis, where he enjoyed his last few years hunting, fishing and doing as he loved and pleased.

Wed
21
Sep

Clifford J. Olson Sr.

Clifford J. Olson Sr., 65, of Menominee County, Suring, died in Wausau on Saturday, Sept. 17, 2016, from injuries received from a working accident.

Clifford was born on Aug. 7, 1951, the son of the late Lucille (Mahkimetas) and Richard J. Olson Sr. He was born and raised on the Menominee Reservation. Clifford was united in marriage to Beatrice Brunette, who preceded him in death in July 2003. He owned and operated Olson Tree Service and was avid Packers fan.

Clifford is survived by his children, Michelle (Dale), Clifford Jr. and Mary “Monee” (Duane), A. Waehsaeh (Cheryl), Shelby and Marcelino; one brother, Richard (Eleanor); one sister, Charlene; his special friend, Amber; as well as several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Beatrice; one son, Donavan; four brothers, Edward, Calvin, Clarence and Carl; and his sister, Rosella.

Wed
21
Sep

Kenneth J. Lusiak

Kenneth J. Lusiak, 57, of Tigerton, died unexpectedly on Sunday, Sept. 18, 2016, at ThedaCare Regional Medical Center-Appleton.

Kenneth James Lusiak was born on Sept. 20, 1958, in Bemidji, Minnesota, to John and Cecilia (Blair) Lusiak. Ken was very proud of his Native American heritage as a member of the Minnesota Chippewa Tribe. When he was a young boy his family moved to Racine, where he completed schooling.

Ken was united in marriage on Sept. 23, 1987, to Jacqueline A. Kendl in Milwaukee. They had three children and by the early 1990s lived in Leopolis. For some years they resided in Marion and Clintonville. After their separation, Ken moved around and lived in the Gresham, Shawano and Tigerton areas. He was a handy automotive mechanic and liked to help others with their cars.

Wed
21
Sep

LaVerna E. Lemke

Laverna E. (Pingel) Lemke, 91, of Appleton, was called to her heavenly home on Sunday, Sept. 18, 2016, after a brief illness.

She was born on July 1, 1925, in Bowler, the daughter of the late William and Martha (Kraut) Pingel. She was one of 16 children who grew up on the farm in Bowler. She married the “love of her life,” Richard W. Lemke, on Sept. 10, 1947, at St. Mary Church in Menasha, and they recently celebrated 69 years of marriage.

Laverna will be especially remembered as a devoted and caring wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She was very giving in nature and would always help anyone in need. She loved spending time with family and friends, traveling, time at the cottage, hosting parties, reading and cooking.

Wed
21
Sep

Phyllis L. Anderson

Phyllis Laura (Sorenson) Anderson died in San Diego, California, on Sept. 18.

Phyllis was born on Oct. 14, 1925, to Rudolph and Laura (Johannes) Sorenson in Pulaski. She moved to the Township of Lessor in 1931, attending Frazer Corner Grade School. In 1941 she moved to a farm near Bonduel and attended Bonduel High School. She married Gordon Thorson in 1942. They moved to Menasha in 1951 and raised their three children, Gerald (deceased, 1978), Kathleen (Vancouver, British Columbia) and Mark (San Diego). Gordon Thorson died in 1978. Phyllis moved to San Diego in 1975 and married Lloyd Anderson in 1981.

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