Obituaries

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James J. Letter

James J. Letter, 85, passed away June 17, 2017, at his home in Green Bay after a short illness.

He was married on Oct. 16, 1954, to Bernice Huss at St. Nicholas in Freedom.

He is survived by his wife, Bernice; six daughters, Deborah (Leon) Polzin, Cecil, Dorothy (Roger) De Guelle, Green Bay, Diane (Kevin) Van Lanenn, Seymour, Carol (Craig) Paap, Gillett, Rita (Don) Skalecki, Pulaski, and Doris (Steve) Jaroz, Howard; one son-in-law, Gary Lasecki, Lena; 21 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; one great-stepgrandchild; and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by one daughter, Ruth Lasecki, and one infant grandson, Steven Lasecki.

Private services will be held July 3.

Blaney Funeral Home of Green Bay is assisting the family with arrangements.

Sat
01
Jul

Bernhard E. Stuewer Sr.

Bernhard Evan Stuewer Sr., 81, of South Branch, passed away on Wednesday, June 28, 2017, in Shawano. Born in the town of How on Nov. 4, 1935, Bernhard is the son of the late Gerhard and Leola (Lyons) Stuewer.

On Nov. 10, 1956, Bernhard was united in marriage to Hazel M. Johnson in South Branch. Hazel preceded Bernie in death on April 20, 2017. The couple lived in the Fond du Lac area for over 30 years before returning to South Branch after Bernie’s 2002 retirement from Giddings and Lewis, where he worked for over 25 years.

Bernie enjoyed hunting, fishing and watching football. He loved his family dearly and loved spending time with them, particularly his grandchildren.

Fri
30
Jun

Alfred P. Zander

Alfred P. “Fred” Zander, 87, of Port Edwards, formerly of Shawano, passed away to his heavenly home with his family by his side on Saturday, June 24, 2017, at the Edgewater Haven Care Center in Port Edwards.

Fred was born on Oct. 22, 1929, in Bowler, a son of the late Richard and Elsie (Plagemann) Zander. On Sept. 24, 1949, he was united in marriage to the former Adeline “Addy” Raasch.

Fred started his career at Badger Breeders in Shawano, then went to work for Surge Dairy Equipment. In the late 1950s, he worked for the Shawano County police department as a traffic officer. Fred returned to Badger Breeders (aka 21st Century Genetics) until his retirement in 1989.

Fri
30
Jun

Harold W. Hendricks

Harold W. Hendricks, 89, of Bonduel, passed away on Wednesday, June 28, 2017, at his home surrounded by his family. Harold was born May 2, 1928, in De Pere, son of the late Antone and Wilhemina (Van Lanen) Hendricks.

On Oct. 2, 1952, Harold was united in marriage to Rosalie Hermus at St. John’s Catholic Church in Seymour. Together the couple raised seven children. Harold enjoyed working in farming, milk hauling, trucking and excavating throughout his life. He was a member of St. Martin of Tours Catholic Church in Cecil, where he volunteered as an usher, and the Knights of Columbus. He was a fourth degree knight and was the chairman of the Special Olympics council. He was also a volunteer fireman for the Hobart Fire Department for several years.

Fri
30
Jun

Maynard R. Peterman

Maynard R. Peterman, 81, of Seymour, formerly of Black Creek, passed away on Wednesday, June 28, 2017.

Born on Oct. 4, 1935, in the town of Angelica, Maynard was the son of the late Rudolph and Hattie (Specht) Peterman. After his 18th birthday, Maynard enlisted in the United States Army and served his country in Korea for two years before receiving his honorable discharge.

On Oct. 20, 1956, Maynard was united in marriage to Carol La Crosse in Algoma. Maynard worked as a farmer and a truck driver and in his free time enjoyed bowling, playing cards, fishing, and spending time up north at his cabin.

Maynard is survived by his children, Sharon (Bobbi Hansen) Haws, of Green Bay, and Richard (Candyce) Peterman, of Cecil; grandchildren, Matthew Haws, Lisa Ashman and Brandon Ashman; two sisters, Mavis Stark and Lois (Roger) Nelson; as well as nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Thu
29
Jun

Roy R. Ziemer

Roy Robert Ziemer, 79, Suamico, passed away on Saturday, June 24, 2017. He was born on Oct. 17, 1937, in Shawano, the son of the late Fred and Lulubell (Marohl) Ziemer.

After graduation from Shawano High School, Roy enlisted in the U.S. Army. He spent three years on active duty, two of which were spent in Okinawa, Japan, and was honorably discharged. Roy attended the Milwaukee School of Engineering from which he graduated with honors with a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering. Roy was an electrical engineer for Wisconsin Public Service Corporation for 34 years until his retirement in 2001.

On Oct. 24, 1970, he was united in marriage to Marilyn Beyer in Shawano. He was a member of St. Mark Lutheran Church, where he served as a greeter, usher and was on the counting team. Roy was an avid sportsman, participating on many softball and bowling teams over the years until he couldn’t run anymore. He also enjoyed golf, trap, camping and snowmobiling.

Thu
29
Jun

Jerri L. Rusch

Jerri Lenore Rusch, 59, of Shawano, passed away on Tuesday, June 27, 2017, in Green Bay. Born on Nov. 8, 1957, in Wausau, Jerri was the daughter of the late Gordon E. and Arminta A. (Chicks) Hebert.

On April 15, 2004, Jerri was united in marriage to Charles Rusch, Jr. in Shawano. Charles preceded her in death on July 4, 2007.

She was a member of Immanuel Mohican Lutheran Church and enjoyed traveling, crocheting, and fishing at Big Lake. Jerri enjoyed gambling and often took road trips to various casinos. More than anything, she loved spending time with her family.

Jerri is survived by her brothers and sisters, William (Jeanine) Hebert, of Gresham, Laura Welch, of Shawano, Becky Hebert, of Gresham, and Mike Hebert, of Shawano; nieces and nephews, Melissa (Michael) Penass, Bill (Andrea) Hebert, Ashley Hebert and Daniel Hebert. She is further survived by her great-nieces, Hillary and Hannah, and great-nephew, Payton.

Thu
29
Jun

Jerald L. Gueths

Jerald L. Gueths, 84, of Shawano, passed away on Wednesday, June 28, 2017, at Oakhaven 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.

Wed
28
Jun

Marshall F. Moede

Marshall F. “Mike” Moede, 85, of Shawano, passed away on Tuesday, June 27, 2017, in Appleton.

Born on May 15, 1932, in the town of Herman, Mike was the son of the late Gustave and Leona (Peterman) Moede. He was drafted into the United States Army during the Korean Conflict, receiving the Purple Heart before his honorable discharge. On June 9, 1956, Mike was united in marriage to Beatrice Suehring. He farmed in the town of Breighton for 11 years before working at FWD in Clintonville. Mike was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, the American Legion, Disabled American Veterans and St. James Lutheran Church.

Mike liked listening to polkas and country music, and grew and sold Christmas trees and pumpkins. He was an avid fan of the Green Bay Packers, Wisconsin Badgers and the Shawano Hawks, making many trips to state. In his free time, he enjoyed cutting wood, hunting, trout fishing, golfing, reading, playing cards and going out to dinner.

Wed
28
Jun

Terry L. Knitt Sr.

Terry Leigh Knitt Sr., 52, of Scott, Louisiana, formerly of Clintonville, passed away on Wednesday, June 21, 2017, in Lafayette, Louisiana.

Graveside services for Terry will be held at 10:45 a.m. Saturday, July 1, 2017, at Bethlehem Lutheran Cemetery in the town of Pella.

Swedberg Funeral Home is assisting the family with the arrangements.

www.swedbergfuneralhome.com

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