Obituaries

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Walter Kuranda

Walter Kuranda, 72, of Watertown, passed away unexpectedly on July 3, 2016, in Oconto Falls.

Walter was born on Jan. 30, 1944, in Bloomington, Illinois, to the late Walter and Bernice (Jenkins) Kuranda. Walt loved spending time hunting, fishing, ATVing, playing on the pool league and frying fish.

Walt is survived by his son, Walter Kuranda Jr.; his siblings, Rich (Betsy) Kuranda, of Black Creek, Janet (Mike) Laffoon, of Rockford, Illinois, Steve Kuranda, of Port Richey, Florida, Marilyn (Frank) Blatchford, of Poplar Grove, Illinois, Carol Daily, of South Barrington, Illinois, Betsy Malnati, of Rolling Meadows, Illinois, and Vicki Huffman, of Shawano; his special friend, Ruth Alfheim; and many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and friends.

Walt was preceded in death by his loving parents, Walter and Bernice Kuranda, and three brothers, Ted, Stan and Gary Kuranda.

The family will be having a private Family Memorial Service, per Walt’s wishes.

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Jul

Bernard J. DeBauch

Bernard Joseph “Bernie” DeBauch, 86, of Shawano, formerly of Cecil, passed away on July 7, 2016. He was born on July 20, 1929, in Two Rivers, the son of the late Arthur and Marie (Burg) DeBauch.

Bernard served honorably in the United States Army. He worked at Scott Paper Mill in Oconto Falls for 21 years before leaving the mill to farm until his retirement. In his early days, he enjoyed riding motorcycles and showing and racing horses. Later in life, he cherished the time he was able to spend with his grandchildren, especially taking them fishing.

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Dorothy J. Gehm

Dorothy J. Gehm, 86, of Shawano, passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday evening, July 6, 2016, in Shawano.

Dorothy was born on Jan. 8, 1930 in the Township of Washington to the late Gust and Eda (Korth) Jandt. On March 2, 1930, Dorothy was received into fellowship with the Triune God by the Sacrament of Holy Baptism. She publicly testified to her faith and was confirmed on April 4, 1944. at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Bonduel. On Sept. 23, 1950, she was united in marriage to her best friend, Gerald Gehm, at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, town of Washington. He preceded her in death on Dec. 2, 1995.

For 36 years, Dorothy and Gerald operated a dairy farm in the town of Waukechon. They sold the farm in 1988 and moved to Shawano.

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Arthur R. Bohn

Arthur R. Bohn, 58, of Shawano, passed away unexpectedly at his home on Thursday, July 7, 2016.

Funeral service arrangements 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.

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07
Jul

Lon L. Mortensen

Lon L. Mortensen, 78, of Shawano, found peace early Saturday morning, July 2, 2016, at his home, surrounded by his loving family.

A Funeral Mass for Lon L. Mortensen will be celebrated on Friday, July 8, 2016, at 11:30 a.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Shawano. Relatives and friends may call at Sacred Heart Catholic Church on Friday from 9:30 a.m. until the time of Mass. Shawano AMVETS Post 10 will conduct military honors at the church, following the service.

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

Please share online condolences at www.mickelsonfs.com.

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07
Jul

Betty M. Giese Ruben M. Giese

Betty M. Giese, 88, and Ruben M. Giese, 90, of Gresham, passed away on July 7, 2016, in Shawano.

Memorial services will be held on Sunday, July 10, 2016, at 2 p.m. at Zion Lutheran Church in Gresham with inurnment in Zion Rest Cemetery. The Rev. John C. Eyer is officiating. The family will receive friends at the church from noon until the time of the services.

A complete obituary will be published in Saturday’s paper.

Swedberg Funeral Home of Gresham is assisting the family with arrangements.

www.swedbergfuneralhome.com

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07
Jul

Dorothy J. Gehm

Dorothy J. Gehm, 86, of Shawano, passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday evening, July 6, 2016, in Shawano.

Funeral service arrangements 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.

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07
Jul

Eileen V. Weiland

Eileen V. Weiland, 71, of Tigerton, passed away on Wednesday, July 6, 2016, after a long and courageous battle with breast cancer.

Eileen was born on Nov. 9, 1944, in Chicago to Walter and Irene Kendzior. She settled in Tigerton in 1976, and starting in the mid 1980s she managed the Crossroads Restaurant for roughly 10 years. Eileen was employed for close to 23 years as a cook at North Star Mohican Casino, Bowler, retiring in 2015.

Some of Eileen’s favorite pastimes included cooking, flower gardening and an occasional trip to the casino to win at the slot machines. She always liked the outdoors including camping, hunting and trout fishing. Eileen enjoyed listening to Elvis Presley’s music and was an avid collector of his memorabilia. She will be remembered most as a very loving, caring and giving individual.

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Robert J. Kroenke

Robert John Kroenke, 94, of Shawano, passed away on Tuesday, July 5, 2016, in Shawano.

Robert was born on Nov. 22, 1921, in the town of Richmond, the son of the late Henry and Margaret (Marohl) Kroenke. He enlisted in the United States Army, serving from 1946-1947. On July 22, 1951, Robert was united in marriage to Lois Harriet Jank in Fairchild. He was a building contractor in the Shawano area for many years. Between 1965 and 1971, he was a lay missionary in Papua, New Guinea, for the Lutheran Church Missouri Synod. He built for the mission and trained nationals to build. When he returned to Shawano he continued building.

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Gary P. Jansen

Gary Paul Jansen, of Franklin, Tennessee, was unexpectedly called home to heaven on June 28, 2016.

Gary is survived by his wife, Debra, and two beautiful children: son CJ, with wife Monica and kids Quentin, Zoe and Wyatt, and daughter Shannon, with husband Rob.

He was the oldest of four children (Robert Jansen, Sue Brisky, Kris Jansen).

A funeral service will be held at the Williamson Memorial Funeral Home in Franklin, Tennessee, on Saturday, July 9, at 10 a.m.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to https://www.youcaring.com/glugsmemorialcollegefund.

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