Obituaries

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Roger R. Rusch

Roger R. Rusch, 83, of Racine, formerly of Shawano, passed away on Wednesday, June 29, 2016, at Ridgewood Care Center in Racine where he had been a resident for the past three weeks.

Roger was born on May 17, 1933, in Shawano, a son of the late Augusts and Laura (Bluemke) Rusch. He attended St. James Lutheran School and Shawano High School. Following school he went to work as a cheese maker. On April 21, 1953, he enlisted with the United States Army, where he served as a tank gun loader with the 6th Armored Cavalry Regiment. Roger was honorably discharged on June 18, 1954.

Upon returning from service he moved to Milwaukee, where he worked for Mayflower Moving and Storage for many years, retiring in 2011. He was an avid fisherman and enjoyed polka music. He was a member of the Teamsters Union Local 200 in Milwaukee and spent many hours bartending at the Union Workers Bar.

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06
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LeRoy A. Jensen

LeRoy A. Jensen, 90, of Shawano, passed away late Monday evening, July 4, 2016, at Shawano Health Services.

LeRoy was born on April 9, 1926, in Bonduel, a son of the late Alfred and Selma (Krueger) Jensen. He attended the Shawano schools. On June 28, 1944, he entered the United States Navy and served during World War II in the South Pacific Theater of Operations. Upon returning from service, he went to work at Kimberly Clark Corporation as a machine operator.

On Oct. 18, 1947, he was united in marriage to the former Dorothy Schuster at St. James Lutheran Church in Shawano. Following their marriage the couple lived in Shawano, Neenah and Menasha. After his wife’s death in 1994, LeRoy moved to Kaukauna, returning to Shawano in 2011. LeRoy was a member of both the Kaukauna VFW Post and the Kaukauna American Legion Post. He enjoyed traveling, and was an accomplished wood worker.

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06
Jul

Ralph H. Habeck

Ralph H. Habeck, 92, of Chicago, formerly of the town of Richmond, passed away on Friday, July 1, 2016.

Ralph is survived by his sons, Michael (Lucy) Habeck and Steven (Christine) Habeck; his grandchildren, Ryan and Sarah; and his brother, Roy (Phyllis) Habeck.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Jane; and his siblings, Agnes, Milton, Harold and Ruben.

A funeral service for Ralph H. Habeck will be held on Thursday, July 7, 2016, at 11 a.m. at Mickelson Funeral Service. Relatives and friends may call from 9 a.m. until the hour of service. Entombment will take place at the Sacred Heart Mausoleum.

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

Please share online condolences at www.mickelsonfs.com.

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06
Jul

Roger K. Erickson

Roger Kenneth Erickson, 78, of Shawano, passed away on Tuesday, July 5, 2016, in Shawano.

Roger was born in the town of Morris on Dec. 5, 1937, the son of the late Carl Henry and Dorothy Melinda (Denny) Erickson. He graduated from Bowler High School and enlisted in the Air Force. During his military career, he drove in the motor pool and worked on the ground crew for bombers and tankers.

On July 13, 1960, Roger was united in marriage to Barbara Mick in Mount Clemens, Michigan. He was one of the drivers for President Lyndon Johnson in 1965-1966 when Johnson visited the president’s Texas ranch. After retiring from the military, he was a trainer and school bus driver for Grosskopf Bus. When his boys were young, he was active as a Boy Scout leader. He was a member of the Air Force Association and Republican Party, and he enjoyed growing African violets. He loved God’s creation and enjoyed fishing and hunting.

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06
Jul

Bernice D. Zick

Bernice D. Zick, 94, of the town of Matteson, Waupaca County, formerly of Milwaukee, passed away Monday morning, July 4, 2016, at Eden Meadows in Oshkosh.

The Eberhardt-Stevenson Funeral Home & Crematory of Clintonville is assisting her family with the arrangements.

www.eberhardtstevenson.com

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06
Jul

Roger J. Tyrrell

Roger J. Tyrrell, 83, of Shawano, passed away on Tuesday, July 5, 2016, in Shawano.

Roger was born in Pound on March 19, 1933, the son of the late Joseph and Gertrude L. (Huss) Tyrrell. He graduated from Shiocton High School and then attended St. Norbert College. Along with his family, he owned and operated Tyrrell Rainbow Bar in Thornton.

Roger was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Shawano.

Roger is survived by three sisters, Lois Schwartz, of Sobiski, Germaine (Alvin) Fetterly, of Lena, and Barbara Tyrrell, of Appleton; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.

He was preceded in death by: his parents; two sisters, Doris Urbanek and JoAnn Tyrell; and two nephews, Scott and George.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, July 8, 2016, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Shawano with the Rev. Luke Ferris officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

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06
Jul

Lillian M. Nau

Lillian Minnie Nau, 108, of Shawano, passed away on Sunday, July 3, 2016, in Shawano.

Lillian was born on April 27, 1908, in Merrill, the daughter of the late Emil and Augusta (Raatz) Zastrow. On July 21, 1928, Lillian was united in marriage to Melvin Sanders, who preceded her in death, in Merrill. On July 10, 1971, Lillian was united in marriage to the Rev. John H. Nau; he preceded her in death on Oct. 1, 1974. She worked at Hansen Glove Corporation and later at Clintonville Hospital before her retirement.

Lillian was a member of St. James Lutheran Church in Shawano, the Ladies Aid, LWML, Quilting Ladies, and she enjoyed attending Bible classes.

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06
Jul

Shirley M. Paiser-Blum

Shirley Marie Paiser-Blum, 88 and 9/10 years, of Appleton, passed away on Friday, July 1, 2016, surrounded by her loving family at Brewster Village. Although Alzheimer’s had taken away her ability to remember, it could not compete with her ability to brighten the room with her infectious smile and unforgettable laughter.

Shirley was born on July 17, 1927, in Shawano, daughter of the late Joseph and Mary (Hartel) Fischer. On Feb. 2, 1946, she was united in marriage to Gordon Paiser and divorced at a later date. On Dec. 2, 1978, she was united in marriage to her “blind date,” Arnold Blum, with whom she spent the next 20 years.

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06
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.

Lon was born on Sept. 20, 1937, in New Lisbon to the late Harry A. and Luella M. (Scribbins) Mortensen. He attended kindergarten through eighth grade at Juneau County Normal Demonstration Room, a school for student teacher training. He went on to attend New Lisbon High School, graduating in 1955. During high school he was a Badger Boys State designee and was the president of his senior class.

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06
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Christina M. Mogged

Christina “Chris” Marie Mogged, Mom, 94, Shawano, passed away peacefully on Sunday, July 3, 2016, with her daughters by her side. She was born on May 10, 1922, in Passaic, New Jersey, to Frank Coman and Elsie (Schyman) Coman-Young, the sixth of eight children. She attended Sunday School for 13 years without missing a single Sunday.

Mom also taught Sunday School for many years in New Jersey. As a young woman, Mom worked at Chenille Bedspreads and at Grant’s Five and Dime Store. Mom was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary in Totowa Borough, New Jersey, during World War II.

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