Obituaries

Tue
05
Apr

Sandi Giordana

Sandi “Beach” Giordana, 60, passed away on April 3, 2016, at Appleton Medical Center. She was born to Emil and Lorraine (Morton) Giordana.

Sandi was a free spirit, which brought her to many places in the states. She loved camping, fishing, building and creating projects, gardening, and was an avid planter of trees. She loved her family dearly. Life for Sandi was all about spending time with family, friends and her grandchildren.

Sandi spent her career as a certified nursing assistant. With having such a career, she was able to care for her grandmother Violet. She then worked at Maple Lane Health Care Center, and for the last 10 years, she cared for her mother.

Mon
04
Apr

Roy F. Hoppe Jr.

Roy F. Hoppe Jr., 64, of the Township of Dupont, passed away on Sunday April 3, 2016, at ThedaCare Appleton Medical Center.

The Eberhardt-Stevenson Funeral Home & Crematory, Marion, is assisting his family.

Mon
04
Apr

Ronald A. Hensel

Ronald A. “Papa Ron” Hensel, 83, of Shawano, passed away on Saturday, April 2, 2016, surrounded by his family.

Ronald was born in St. Paul, Minnesota, on April 26, 1932, the son of the late Alfred and Dorothy (Yanka) Hensel.

Ronald was united in marriage to Betty DeLacerda on June 18, 1954, in Fort Meade, Maryland. He worked for the Chicago Northwest Railroad for 30 years and 6 months. He lived in Shawano for the last 33 years.

Ronald enjoyed swimming, diving, water skiing, hunting, fishing and, most of all, spending time with his grandchildren.

Ronald is survived by his wife, Betty; his children, Ricky Hensel, of Suring, Steven (Diane) Hensel, of Shawano, Todd Hensel, of Shawano, and Lisa Hensel-Gueths, of Shawano; 10 grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Ronald was preceded in death by his parents and daughter-in-law, Barbara Ann Hensel.

Mon
04
Apr

Ronald F. Smith

Ronald “Ron” F. Smith, 75, of Nelma, passed away peacefully on Saturday, April 2, 2016, surrounded by his family, after a short but courageous battle with cancer. He was born on Sept. 3, 1940, in Antigo, the son of the late Joseph E. and Linda (Frisch) Smith. He was a high school graduate.

Ron was a well-known local businessman who made a difference in his community, establishing four businesses in the Alvin area: Brule River Tap, Backwoods Motel, Brule River Builders and the Y Not Here, which he successfully operated since 2003. He was a member of the Wisconsin Tavern League.

Ron was well-known for the love he felt for his children. Ron’s stories of fly fishing, hunting and old times were enjoyed by his friends and customers, and he will be remembered by many for his sharp wit and sense of humor.

Sat
02
Apr

Rev. Michael J. Ascher

The Rev. Michael John Ascher, 69, of Shawano, passed away on Wednesday, March 30, 2016.

Michael was born on Nov. 20, 1946, in Shawano, the son of the late Felix J. and Rose M. (Sperberg) Ascher. Michael was united in marriage to Candace “Candy” Seignemartin on April 23, 1988, in Gillett. He taught social studies for 14 years at Sacred Heart, was the former Main Street manager in the Shawano and Two Rivers communities before entering pastoral ministry in 2001.

Michael was an active member and past president of the Shawano County Arts Council. He was also active in the church, enjoyed vegetable gardening, “rough” carpentry, and playing board games with his beloved grandchildren.

Sat
02
Apr

Redbuffalo Dancer Welsch Jr.

Redbuffalo Dancer Welsch Jr., 5 months, passed away on Saturday, March 26, 2016, in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Visitation for Redbuffalo will begin at 4 p.m. Sunday, April 3, 2016, at the Neopit Community Center. A Parish Wake Service will be held at 7 p.m. Sunday. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated Monday, April 4, 2016, at 11 a.m. at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church. The Rev. Joel Jores will be the celebrant. Interment will take place at the St. Anthony Catholic Cemetery, Neopit.
Mickelson Funeral & Cremation Service of Shawano is assisting the family with arrangements.

Please share online condolences at www.mickelsonfs.com.

Sat
02
Apr

Loretta M. Moore

Loretta M. Moore, 80, of Gillett, passed away on Thursday, March 31, 2016.

Loretta was born on July 23, 1935, in Iron River, Michigan, the daughter of the late Dillard and Sudie (Ponders) Puckett. She attended the Stambaugh Schools. Loretta married Santford Moore on Jan. 2, 1954, and the couple made their home in Gillett for over 25 years. They celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary in 2014. Santford preceded her in death on Jan. 13, 2014.

Loretta attended the Assembly of God Church. She enjoyed doing crafts and spending time with her grandchildren.

She is survived by her daughter, Linda (Jerry) Taylor, of Gillett; son, Sam (Kelly) Moore, of Gillett; brother, Jim (Annette) Puckett, of Iron River; six grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews and extended family.

Fri
01
Apr

Shirley Kay Grosskreutz

Shirley Kay Grosskreutz, age 76, of Shawano, passed away on Thursday, March 31, 2016, at her home. Shirley was born on Sept. 23, 1939, the daughter of the late Clifford Hokenstad and Jane Frances (Montour) Hokenstad Vanderwalker. She lived in Shawano all of her life and owned and operated Shirley’s Beauty Salon. Shirley was united in marriage to Roger E. Grosskreutz on Jan. 3, 1968, in Las Vegas, Nevada. Roger preceded her in death on Feb. 18, 2012. Shirley enjoyed knitting, crocheting, and needle point. She was part of the bowling league, an avid Green Bay Packers fan, but more than anything she loved spending time with her grandchildren.

Fri
01
Apr

Danny L. Schmidt

Danny Lee “Howard” “Bubba” Schmidt, 61, of Gresham, passed away on Tuesday, March 29, 2016, in Appleton.

The son of the late Clyde and Marjorie (Ringel) Schmidt, Danny was born on July 20, 1954, in Shawano. He worked at Lakeland Industries for many years and was a past participant in the Special Olympics.

Danny enjoyed feeding the deer, fishing, collecting caps and taking car rides, especially past the family farm. In his free time, he enjoyed listening to polka music and Johnny Cash, and never missed an episode of “The Price is Right.” He was an avid Brewers, Packers and NASCAR fan. He loved Bubba sandwiches with Sun Drop, no ice.

For the past five years, Bubba resided with his brother Andy, Lori and their family. He loved spending time with his family and spoiling all of his nieces and nephews. He seemed to know everyone and made new friends wherever he went. He will be missed by all who knew him.

Fri
01
Apr

Rev. Michael John Ascher

Rev. Michael John Ascher, age 69, of Shawano, passed away on Wednesday, March 30, 2016.

Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, April 4, 2016, at Church on the Hill in Shawano with the Rev. Allen Christenson officiating. Inurnment will be in the Woodlawn Cemetery. Visitation will be held at the church on Monday from 10 a.m. until the time of the service. A full obituary will be published in the Saturday paper.

www.swedbergfuneralhome.com

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