Obituaries

Tue
09
Apr

Corbin B. Miller

Corbin Benjamin Miller, only 11 days old, fought to live to the very end, but passed away on Wednesday, April 3, 2019, at St. Vincent Hospital in Green Bay. Corbin came into this world in Shawano on March 23, 2019, 3½ months premature, the infant son of Joshua Miller and Felicia Pranke.

Corbin is survived by his parents, Josh and Felicia, of Shawano; his sister, Kaelyn; maternal grandparents, Phillip and Tammie Pranke, of Two Rivers; paternal grandparents, Danny and Becky Miller, of Shawano; his uncles, Christopher (Jenna) Miller, of Antigo, Ben (Aly Zwiers) Pranke and Adam (Sarah Hull) Pranke, both of Two Rivers; his aunts, Brittany (Aaron) Hose, of Antigo, Elizabeth (Ray) Lewis, of Elton, and Tabitha (Ryan Reynolds) Pranke of Two Rivers; his maternal great-grandparents, Ervin and Betsy Pranke, and Vern and Fran West, all of White Lake; and many cousins.

Thu
04
Apr

Danae Jay Clark

Danae J. “Dan” Clark, 68, of Shawano, passed away on Tuesday, April 2, 2019.

Dan was born on Nov. 13, 1950, in Shawano to the late Fred and Mildred (Roloff) Clark.

Dan’s hobbies included deer and turkey hunting, archery and anything he could do outdoors.

Survivors include his children, Ryan Clark, Shawano, Dana (Ben) Ritchie, Pella, and Emma (Josh Haut) Clark, Gresham; grandsons, Wyatt and Austin; brothers, Larry (Betty) Clark, Calvin (DeeDee) Clark, Leroy (Brenda) Clark, and Ron (Pat) Clark. Dan is further survived by many nieces and nephews as well as special friends, Jon Baker and Jon and Debbie Westphal.

He was preceded in death by his parents; sisters, Donna and Janet; and brothers, Marlyn and Mike.

Private family services will be held.

A special thanks to Thedacare Hospice, especially Holly for all she did for Dad. The family would also like to thank the staff at Shawano Health Services for their care and compassion.

Thu
04
Apr

Richard Lee Johnson

Richard Lee “Dick” Johnson, 87, of Shawano, passed away on Monday, April 1, 2019, in Appleton. Born in Brill on Dec. 20, 1931, Dick was the son of the late Edward and Dea (Durkee) Johnson. Following high school, Dick enlisted in the United States Navy where he played tuba in the Naval Band and served on the U.S.S. Boxer for three years. He married Dorothy I. Wilhelm in Fall Creek, and together they raised two sons. Dorothy preceded Dick in death in 1993. Dick was blessed to find love again and married Marlene Malueg Eggert at Zion Lutheran Church in Shawano on April 22, 1995. Dick was a wonderful man with a strong faith and a love for music, the water, traveling and his family. An accomplished tuba player, Dick was a member of numerous bands over the years and had a fondness for polkas and music from the big band era. He also enjoyed anything to do with the water; fishing and boating were two of his favorite pastimes. This inspired his work in the marine industry.

Thu
04
Apr

Neil Lee ‘Muncie’ Jacobs

Neil L. Jacobs, 74, of Shawano, passed away at home on Wednesday, April 3, 2019. Born in Sturgeon Bay on Aug. 16, 1944, Neil was a son of the late Howard and Gretta (Tousey) Jacobs. Neil is a graduate of Bowler High School and continued his education to work as an industrial electrician. Neil enlisted in the United States Army in 1965 and served his country honorably in Vietnam. He was a proud veteran of the 25th infantry division. Neil was united in marriage to Claudia Arvey. He loved sports and enjoyed coaching little league baseball for many years. He was very artistic and had an eye for detail, putting the level to just about everything. Muncie could fix or build just about anything and would often say, “The only thing I can’t do is put toothpaste back in the tube.” He retired from Faith Technology in Appleton in 2009 and battled cancer courageously for over 10 years. He was a wonderful father and grandfather who never missed an opportunity to teach valuable life lessons.

Thu
04
Apr

Mary Jane Hoefs

Mary Jane Hoefs, 56, of Cecil, passed away on Tuesday, March 19, 2019, in Neenah. Mary was born in Middleton on Jan. 11, 1963, to the late John and Mildred Gilson. Mary enjoyed traveling the United States. She collected Coca-Cola items, mining for stones, crystals and gems, jewelry and many other treasures. Mary loved her animals, but most of all, she loved spending time with her family and friends.

Mary is survived by her daughter, Casey Hoefs; significant other of many years, Paul White; stepchildren, Zachary White, Seth White and Jennifer Murdock; one brother, Bill (Susie) Gilson; two nieces, Courtney and Niki; and one nephew, Will. Mary is further survived by other relatives and many friends she considered family.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

A celebration of life will be held at Deer Camp and Pavilion, N4096 County Road K, Shawano, on Saturday, April 13, 2019, starting at 12:30 p.m.

Thu
04
Apr

Mabel E. Schulte

Mabel E. Schulte, 96, of Shawano, formerly of Montana, passed away peacefully on Thursday, March 28, 2019, at The Cottages in Shawano.

Mabel was born July 31, 1922, in Augusta, Montana, a daughter of John and Virginia (Brown) Manix. As a Montanan, Mabel came from strong stock. Her younger years were spent growing up on a ranch on the Dearborn, attending school in the summer months. This region always held a special place in Mabel’s heart and memories. At the age of 10, her family moved to the Town of Augusta. She regaled stories of playing sports in high school, especially basketball where her teams were the great tournament teams. Living in a small town provided Mabel the confidence to try many activities. Alas, she lived a very happy childhood.

Thu
04
Apr

Shirley M. Rosenberg

Shirley M. Rosenberg, 93, formerly of Shawano, passed away peacefully on April 2, 2019, with her loving family by her side.

Mickelson Funeral and Cremation Service of Shawano is assisting the family with arrangements. Please share online condolences at www.mickelsonfs.com.

Wed
03
Apr

Emil A. Dey

Emil A. Dey, age 81, of Marion, died early Tuesday morning, April 2, 2019, at The Pines Post Acute & Memory Care, Embarrass.

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

Wed
03
Apr

Joan M. Rosenow

Joan M. Rosenow, 77, of Gresham, passed away on Thursday, March 28, 2019, at Ascension St. Clare’s Hospital in Weston surrounded by her family.

Joan was born on May 26, 1941, to the late Claude and Hazel (Kessen) Bowman. She was raised by her stepdad, Morris Bowman. On Aug. 24, 1957, she was united in marriage to Roger Rosenow at Peace United Church of Christ in Clintonville. Joan and Roger attended Shawano High School, dropped out, but then returned to high school to earn their diplomas. Joan went on to graduate from UW-Green Bay with a bachelor’s degree in elementary education. She worked as a fourth and fifth grade teacher at Bowler Elementary School for 22 years. Joan enjoyed her many years of teaching and above all else, spending time with her family and friends.

Mon
01
Apr

Morton R. Gentz

Morton R. “Mort” Gentz, 95, Appleton, formerly of Gillett, passed away Friday, March 22, 2019, at home. His family was at his side.

Mort was born Nov. 30, 1923, to the late Julius and Kathryn (Weidner) Gentz at Bowler. He graduated from Bowler High School in 1941. On June 14, 1944, he married the love of his life, Lorraine Hoefs, at Zion Lutheran Church in Zachow. He was a proud World War II Veteran, serving his country in the U.S. Air Force as an aerial front nose gunner on B-24 Bombers in the Pacific Theater of War.

Following his military service, he and Lorraine worked for Red Owl Stores. They owned and operated Gentz’s Flowers and Greenhouses in Gillett, retiring in 1978. They went on to spend 22 years at Finnegan Lake, building a home and caring for flowers, trees and multiple vegetable gardens.

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