Obituaries

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Dwight O’Kimosh

Dwight “Lee” O’Kimosh, “Na Guesta Weed” (Sitting Eagle), 55, of Green Bay, passed away on Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2016.

Lee was born on Oct. 27, 1960, in Keshena, the son of Leroy Stick and Audrey E. O’Kimosh. He was raised by the traditional and spiritual values of both the Menominee and Arikara Tribes and was proud to share and teach his culture. Lee was a master craftsman of Native American traditional art. He was the main artist who designed and constructed the Menominee Nation Eagle Staff.

Lee was a very talented bead worker, moccasin maker, porcupine quill worker, hide tanner, bustles and dancing sticks maker. He made native art work on behalf of the tribe for gifting distinguished guests, including international countries. Lee was also a champion fancy dancer and danced at the White House, the Smithsonian Institute in Washington, D.C., the Milwaukee Indian Community School and the Milwaukee Indian Health Board.

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Yvonne Perez

Yvonne Perez passed away on Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2016.

Arrangements are pending with Swedberg Funeral Home.

www.swedbergfuneralhome.com

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Russell E. Nowak

Russell E. Nowak, 83, of Shawano, formerly of Milwaukee, went to be with his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, on Monday morning, Feb. 8, 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.

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Dwight L. Okimosh

Dwight L. Okimosh, 55, of Green Bay, passed away on Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2016.

Arrangements are pending with Swedberg Funeral Home.

www.swedbergfuneralhome.com

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Florence Hanns

Florence Hanns, 98, passed away on Jan. 28, 2016, after a short illness at Marquardt Manor in Watertown.

She is survived by her daughter, Nancy, two granddaughters, two great-granddaughters, four great-great-grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews.

Florence and her husband, Howard, now deceased, owned and operated the Shawano Shoe Outlet for many years, remaining in Shawano when they retired.

Florence was cremated and will be interred in Nola Cemetery in Park Falls in May of this year.

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MaryAnn R. Johnson

MaryAnn R. Johnson, 84, of Clintonville, passed away on Saturday, Feb. 6, 2016, at Greentree Health & Rehabilitation Center, Clintonville. The Eberhardt-Stevenson Funeral Home & Crematory, Clintonville, is assisting her family.

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Gunder Thompson

Gunder Earl Thompson, 81, Oconto Falls, went to his heavenly home on Monday morning, Feb. 8, 2016, surrounded by his family.

The only child of Earl and Dorothy (Bergmann) Thompson was born on April 20, 1934, in Oconto Falls, where he grew up, graduating from Oconto Falls High School with the Class of 1952.

On June 2, 1956, Gunder married Mabel Messinger at Grace Lutheran Church in Oconto Falls.

Gunder was employed at Scott Paper Co. for over 36 years before retiring in 1989. During retirement, Gunder pursued some favorite hobbies, including beekeeping, woodworking, gardening and spending time at his cottage. He also liked to drink coffee, tell stories and watch CNN. Each Christmas Eve, the ever-growing Thompson family would gather to listen to Gunder read “The Night Before Christmas.”

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George F. Jeske

George F. Jeske, 91, of the town of Belle Plaine, passed away on Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2016 at ThedaCare Medical Center-Shawano.

George Ferdinand Jeske was born on April 23, 1924, in the town of Belle Plaine, near Embarrass, to the late Adolph and Rose (Meisner) Jeske. He was baptized and confirmed at Zion Lutheran Church, Embarrass. In his teen years, George worked for many area farmers until finding employment with Rouse Construction. He was a proud 55-year member of the Operating Engineers Local 139.

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Donna M. Duffeck

Donna M. Duffeck, 78, a Manitowoc resident, died on Friday, Feb. 5, 2016, at Holy Family Memorial Medical Center, Manitowoc.

Donna was born on Dec. 7, 1937, in Keshena, daughter of the late Mitchell Vigue and Phyllis (Lyons) O’Connor. She was a graduate of Shawano High School’s Class of 1955. On Oct. 9, 1976, she married Jerome Duffeck in Manitowoc. She worked at Mirro as a press operator for 35 years, retiring in 1995. Donna loved babysitting her grandkids but also enjoyed taking care of everyone. She also enjoyed cooking, going to the casino, flowers and gardening. Donna was a big fan of Elvis.

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Dolores A. Scholz

Dolores (Laurie) Ann Scholz, 82, formerly of Gresham, died Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2016, at Appleton Medical Center. She was born in Racine on Oct. 22, 1933, the daughter of the late Fredrick and Constance (Kessler) Kowalsky. Dolores married Bob Scholz on Nov. 8, 1952. He preceded her in death on April 4, 2010.

Laurie was a member and president of the Christian Mothers in Gresham and the Golden Agers in Tucson. She lived in Florida and Tucson, Arizona, in her retirement years. She enjoyed swimming, playing cards, and many enjoyed her culinary expertise (Homemade bread, Pecan rolls, and seven-layer bars).

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