Obituaries

Wed
24
Aug

Ida E. Koehler

Ida E. (Parnitzke) Koehler, of the town of Wescott, Shawano, was blessed by God with 85 great years. Her late husband, Leonard, was waiting for her at heaven’s gate and asked her “Can I have this dance for the rest of my life,” as they danced their way into heaven on Aug. 20, 2016.

Ida Koehler was born on Nov. 11, 1930, the daughter of the late Carl and Augusta (Lubahm) Parnitzke. Ida had a wonderful life. She was baptized and confirmed at St. Peter’s Evangelical Church of Saukville. She was one of five children that God blessed Carl and August with. She lived on the family farm in Saukville until she was 19. She was employed at Amity Leather in West Bend for 20 years. She met her late husband, Leonard, at a local dance in West Bend.

Sat
20
Aug

Ruth H. Marohl

Ruth H. (Druckrey) Marohl passed away peacefully on Thursday, Aug. 18, 2016, at the age of 91.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 27, 2016, at Faith United Lutheran Church in Gillett. Visitation will be at the church on Saturday, Aug. 27, 2016, from noon until the time of the service.

A complete obituary will appear in the Wednesday paper.

Swedberg-Zastrow Funeral Home is assisting the family with the arrangements.

www.swedbergfuneralhome.com

Fri
19
Aug

Gene A. Forsythe

Gene A. Forsythe, 84, of Shawano, passed away on Tuesday, Aug. 16, 2016, at Evergreen Care Center in Shawano.

Gene was born on Aug. 23, 1931, in Bayfield County, a son of the late Leonard and Hilda Marie (Jacobson) Forsythe. He graduated from Iron River High School. Following high school he started his career in construction, which continued until his retirement.

On June 17, 1967, Gene was united in marriage to the former Helen Viskoe in Delta. She preceded him in death on Oct. 13, 2002. For many years, Gene worked construction for the Martell Co. and Sturgell Construction in Green Bay. He enjoyed fishing on Shawano Lake, riding his four-wheeler and going out to eat with his many friends in the area. He also enjoyed gardening and sharing the fruits of his labor with his friends.

Wed
17
Aug

Joyce A. Reichert

Joyce Ann Reichert (Sheiffele), 72, died on Aug. 12, 2016. She was born on July 11, 1944.

She was preceded in death by her father, John Sheiffele; mother, Barbara Sheiffele; and brother, Paul Sheiffele.

She is survived by her husband, Paul Joseph Reichert; children: Kelly Ann McAuly (H. Jason McAuly, children: Christopher McAuly, Katherine McAuly, Colleen McAuly, Kassandra McAuly, Crystal McAuly); Lawrence Paul Reichert (W. Karen Reichert, children: Melissa Palmer (great-grandson: Dayton Palmer), Bradley Palmer, Brittany Reichert, Summer Reichert, Karen (Sissy) Reichert, Larry (Buddy) Reichert); Steven John Reichert (W. Angela Reichert, children: Brooke Reichert, Gibson Reichert); and Barbara Jean Reichert (children: Asher Reichert); brother, Arthur Sheiffele (W. Elizabeth Sheiffele); and many more nieces, nephews and beloved family members around the country.

Wed
17
Aug

Hilda F. Olson

Hilda F. Olson, 99, passed away on Monday evening, Aug. 15, 2016, at Park View Health Center in Oshkosh. She was born on Dec. 17, 1916, in Outagamie County, daughter of the late Herman and Julia (Hurab) Falk.

Hilda was a graduate of New London High School, Class of 1936. She worked at American Can in Menasha. She was married to John M. Olson, of Shawano, after the boys came home from World War II. The couple lived in Menasha, and had two children, Bonnie Mae and Johnnie Jr., who was killed in a motorcycle accident in Menasha 22 years after his service in Vietnam.

She is survived by her daughter, Bonnie Mae; her granddaughter, Kim Gast, of Lena; four great-grandchildren, Amanda, Brian, Jesse and Jared; eight great-great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.

Wed
17
Aug

Bernice L. Svetnicka

Bernice L. Svetnicka, 91, of the Township of Navarino, Shawano County, passed away on Monday, Aug. 15, 2016, at the Birch Hill Care Center in Shawano.

Bernice was born on April 29, 1925, in Navarino as the daughter of the late Benjamin and Gladys (Pues) Schuelke. She graduated from Bonduel High School and started working as an accountant at Ebert’s Dairy. On May 25, 1946, Bernice was united in marriage to Thomas “Laurence” Svetnicka at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church in Navarino. The married couple farmed in the town of Navarino their entire married life.

Bernice was a faithful member of Ascension Lutheran Church in the Township of Navarino where she was a member of the Ladies Aid and active in many other activities. Laurence preceded his wife in death on March 8, 2002.

Wed
17
Aug

Lawrence E. Zuleger

Lawrence “Larry” E. Zuleger, 87, of Pulaski, passed away on Monday evening, Aug. 15, 2016, at Good Shepherd Nursing Home, Seymour. He was born on Feb. 7, 1929, son of the late Elmer and Augusta (Drier) Zuleger.

On Sept. 30, 1950, he was united in marriage to Regina Van Boxtel. She preceded him in death on Jan. 14, 2015.

Lawrence was an active member of St. Lawrence Catholic Church, Navarino. He loved farming, building machinery, building toys and being outdoors. He loved his Allis Chambers tractors. But most of all was time spent with his family and close friends, playing cards for pennies and just being together.

Wed
17
Aug

Dominic C. Kaquatosh

Dominic Clark Kaquatosh, infant son of Cameo Self and Calvin Kaquatosh, passed away on Aug. 13, 2016.

Dominic was born on Aug. 10, 2016, in Shawano.

Dominic is survived by his parents, Cameo Self and Calvin Kaquatosh; two brothers, Thomas Kaquatosh and Coltyn Kaquatosh; and his grandparents, Mark and Valerie Self, of Middle Village, Lisa (Harlan Still Day) Kaquatosh, of Ponemah, Minnesota, and Danny (Sue) Tucker, of North Dakota; as well as numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.

Services will be held at 3 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2016, at the Self residence, N2094 Hickory in Middle Village. Visitation at the Self residence started Monday, Aug. 15, 2016, and will continue until the time of the services.

Swedberg Funeral Home is assisting the family with the arrangements.

www.swedbergfuneralhome.com

Wed
17
Aug

Emmanual G. Vidalakis

Emmanual G. “Mike” Vidalakis, 92, passed away peacefully on Aug. 12, 2016, in Shawano.

Mike was born on Sept. 29, 1923, in Rockdale, the son of George K. and Ruby (nee Stravatziakis) Vidalakis. He was raised in Joliet, Illinois, where he spent his entire life until relocating to Shawano to be near his son and family.

A veteran of World War II, he proudly served with the United States Army from 1942-1946, attaining the rank of corporal.

Emmanual was a graduate of Roosevelt University, Chicago, where he received a bachelor’s degree in business administration. He later attended Kent Law School, Chicago. Mike had a distinguished career as an insurance correspondent for Commercial Credit Inc.

Wed
17
Aug

Mitchell A. Otradovec

Mitchell A. Otradovec, 23, of Suring (South Branch), passed away on Aug. 15, 2016. He was born on Nov. 19, 1992, to Jerome and Rosanne (DeKeyser) Otradovec in Shawano.

Mitchell was an avid hunter and fisherman. He was always willing to help someone out when they were in need.

Mitchell is survived by his parents; sisters, Melissa (special friend Darren) Rabas and Taresa (special friend James) Giese; grandpa, Delbert Otradovec; three nieces, Kiley, Chelsie and Carolina; nephew, Cole; many aunts, uncles, cousins, other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his paternal grandmother, Chantel Otradovec; maternal grandparents, Christine and Joe DeKeyser; uncle, Jeff DeKeyser; and aunt Sam Burzik.

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