Obituaries

Sat
29
Sep

William Pierce

William (Bill) Pierce, 82, of Shawano, passed away on Sept. 22, 2018.

Bill served his country in the U.S. Air Force for 20 years. He wore his U.S. Air Force Retired hat proudly.

He is survived by his wife, Joan. They were high school sweethearts who reunited at their 35-year Sheboygan Falls High School reunion and spent 30 beautiful years together.

Bill and Joan blended a family of eight children. From Colorado, Larry Pierce. From Texas, Lori Santiago and Kathy (and Dan) Mitchell. From Wisconsin, Char (and Dennis) DeCoster, Steve (and Cindy) Nysse, Cheryl (and Dean Gardner) Nysse, Gayle (and Paul) Voss, and Carolyn (and Kim) Heindel. They have 14 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Bill is also survived by his brother, John Pierce, from Minnesota.

The family celebrated Bill’s life in a private gathering. He will also be honored with a military tribute in the spring.

Sat
29
Sep

Nathalie E. Fetzer

Nathalie E. Fetzer (nee Tyrrell) passed away Sept. 26, 2018. Dear wife of Kenneth. Devoted mother of Maria (Rick) Leichtfuss. Loving grandmother of Michelle Leichtfuss (Tim). Nathalie and Kenneth were longtime owners of the Coast To Coast Hardware Store in Shawano.

At her request, private funeral services were held.

Heritage Funeral Homes, 414-321-7440.

Fri
28
Sep

Richard H. Morin

Richard H. Morin, 84, of Royersford, Pennsylvania, formerly of Port Charlotte, Florida, and Shawano, passed away Sept. 26, 2018. He was preceded in death by his wives, Cleone Hayes and Vickie Bunt.

Born Aug. 4, 1934, in Iron Mountain, Michigan, he was raised in Kingsford, Michigan, and was a son of the late Henry J. and Ann (Baraga) Morin. He was a U.S. Army veteran.

Mr. Morin was employed for over 30 years with Evinrude Marine Corporation. He was a life member and former commander of VFW Post 2723 in Shawano and was of the Catholic faith.

Surviving is a sister, Elizabeth Morin Italiano; a brother, David Morin; five nieces and nephews; and five great-nieces and great-nephews.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend his viewing from 10-11 a.m. on Oct. 2, 2018, at Swedberg Funeral Home, 518 W. Fifth St., Shawano. Burial will be private in Friendship Cemetery.

Fri
28
Sep

Wesley M. Janelle

Wesley “Wes” M. Janelle, 38, of the Town of Belle Plaine, formerly of Green Bay, passed away suddenly of natural causes at his home Friday morning, Sept. 21, 2018.

A celebration of Wes’ life will begin at noon on Sunday, Oct. 14, 2018, at Mickster’s Pub and Grill, N2754 County Road Y, Cloverleaf Lakes.

The Eberhardt-Stevenson Funeral Home & Crematory of Clintonville is assisting his family. www.eberhardtstevenson.com.

Thu
27
Sep

James A. Collins

James A. Collins, 73, of North Aurora, Illinois, passed away Feb. 2, 2018. He was a 1962 graduate of Shawano High School.

A memorial service will be held Sept. 29, 2018, at 2 p.m. at St. John’s UCC Church in Cecil.

He is survived by his two sons, Tom and Scott and their families; brother, Ron; sisters, Linda McGlin, Sue Collins, Jean Doxtater and Jill Collins and their families.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Eileen; and his parents.

Thu
27
Sep

Donald L. Gilbertson

Donald Lee Gilbertson, 82, Gillett, entered into rest on Monday, Sept. 24, 2018, at Evergreen Nursing Home in Shawano.

He was born at home in the Town of Green Valley on June 20, 1936, a son of the late William and Pauline (Hansen) Gilbertson. Donald attended local schools. He married Laurice F. (Madison) on June 21, 1958, and together they raised three children. For Donald, farming was his life, and he and Laurice farmed for many years in the Town of Gillett.

Donald was an active member of Bethel Lutheran Church and served in many capacities over the years, including the church council. In earlier years, he played church dart ball and had been involved with 4-H. Donald never had a harsh word for anyone and had many friends. He always wore a smile and had a great sense of humor. He will be sadly missed.

Thu
27
Sep

Edward R. Graham

Edward R. Graham, 83, of Tigerton, passed away Monday, Sept. 24, 2018, at Homme Home of Wittenberg.

Edward Robert Graham was born on April 20, 1935, in the Town of Morris, Shawano County, to Robert and Bertha (Jensen) Graham. He grew up and attended school in the Tigerton area. Ed helped out on his parent’s dairy farm for many years. He was also a truck mechanic for Kielblock Logging in Tigerton for some time. Ed was a true handyman and could fix just about anything. He liked the outdoors and especially liked rabbit and squirrel hunting. Ed always enjoyed spending time fishing out near the Morris Club House. In more recent years, his favorite pastime was creating wonderful drawings that he sketched with pencils.

Survivors include one sister, Dorothy (Butch) Wedde, of Gresham; many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Thu
27
Sep

Sharon A. Beil

A funeral service for Sharon Ann Beil will be held Friday, Sept. 28, 2018, at 11 a.m. at St. Paul Lutheran Church-Stony Hill of Shawano. Pastor John Eyer will officiate. Interment will be in the church cemetery following the service. Visitation will take place at the church from 9:30 a.m. until the hour of service.

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

Thu
27
Sep

James F. Kuehl

James F. “Jim” Kuehl, 83, passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2018.

Jim was born in Gillett on April 29, 1935, a son of the late Frank and Norma (Larsen) Kuehl. He attended local schools and was a graduate of Gillett High School. Jim served briefly in the U.S. Army during the Korean War, returning home to help his ailing father run the family businesses, Kuehl’s Furniture and Funeral Home. Jim would later focus on running the furniture store while his brother, Armin, ran the funeral home.

Jim was a great lover of baseball and was a left-handed pitcher. He once tried out for the Atlanta Braves. Jim also spent over 37 years as a letter carrier for the post office. In addition, he ran several taverns and other area establishments, including the Legion Arcade as well as River Island Country Club, of which he was a member.

Wed
26
Sep

Virginia J. Miller

Virginia J. Miller, 96, of Marion, formerly of Tucson, Arizona, passed away Monday, Sept. 24, 2018, at Greentree Health and Rehabilitation Center, Clintonville.

The Eberhardt-Stevenson Funeral Home and Crematory, Clintonville, is assisting with the arrangements.

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