Obituaries

Thu
08
Feb

Norbert Berg

Norbert Berg passed on Thursday, Feb. 1, at the age of 91.

He was born on April 24, 1926, in the Town of Washington, Shawano County. His parents were Robert and Mayme (Stengel) Berg. He graduated from Shawano High School in 1944 and served in the Air Force during World War II. He graduated from the University of Wisconsin in 1949 and worked for Morning Glory Dairy for six years. In 1956, he joined the former Wausau Insurance Company and retired after 35 years as vice president of reinsurance. His wife Colleen (Hansen) and Barbara preceded him in death.

He is survived by his daughter, Elizabeth Berg; grandchildren, Heath Jones-Hartwig and Jennifer Fieldhouse; and great-grandchildren, Beckett and Esme Jones-Hartwig and Jude Fieldhouse.

In lieu of flowers, donations can go to Humane Society of Marathon County or Portage County Healthcare Center of Stevens Point.

Wed
07
Feb

Michael J. Nelson

Michael J. “Mike” Nelson, 69, Green Bay, formerly of Gillett, died comfortably Friday afternoon, Feb. 2, 2018, at home. He was born Jan. 7, 1949, in Oconto Falls to Alfred “Swede” and Jeannette (Backhaus) Nelson. Mike grew up on the family farm in the Town of Underhill and attended Gillett public schools, graduating from high school with the class of 1967. Not long after graduation, he was drafted into the U.S. Army and proudly served in Vietnam.

Mike lived in the Gillett area for most of his life where he was employed at the local canning factory until a disability forced an early retirement. He enjoyed fishing, hunting and working in the woods on his CAT. Mike was a lifelong member of Christ Lutheran Church in Hintz.

Survivors are his seven siblings, Sandy Wilson, Gillett; Barbara (Soren) Sorlie, Cecil; Bill (Barb) Nelson, Hintz; Judy Nelson, Green Bay; Marsha (James) Mahan, Appleton; Pat (Rhonda) Nelson, Hintz; Debbie Nelson, Hintz; many nieces and nephews.

Sat
03
Feb

James Lee Mory

James L. Mory, 75, of Cecil, passed away on Friday, Feb. 2, 2018. Born on Jan. 20, 1943, in Black Creek, son of Merlin and Mildred (Ruwoldt) Mory. Jim graduated from Seymour High School and served in the National Guard. He worked at Paper Converting and eventually Fabio Perini Paper Company, where he was known to his coworkers as “Papa Perf”. On July 14, 1992, Jim was united in marriage to Catherine Ann Sommers in South Dakota. The couple lived in Green Bay for many years until moving to Shawano in 2008 and recently to Mason Woods in Cecil. Jim was an outdoorsman, he loved living in the country and enjoyed golfing and gardening. He also enjoyed working in his shop and going to auctions in his free time.

Sat
03
Feb

Lawrence W. McFarlane

Lawrence Willard McFarlane passed quietly on the evening of Jan. 29, 2018, at Memorial Medical Center in Ashland after a prolonged illness. Larry was a long-time resident of Bowler, where he spent much time in retirement fishing (lake and ice), hunting, making wood, growing vegetables and flowers, and watching deer and turkeys on the field behind his house. His bird feeders were always full. He lived alone for many years, but was outgoing and friendly towards everyone he knew, and he knew many.

Fri
02
Feb

Donald H. Van Pay

Donald Van Pay, 91, of Shawano, passed away on Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2018. Born in Green Bay on Dec. 15, 1926, Donald is a son of the late Elmer and Hazel (Williquette) Van Pay. Don graduated from Green Bay West High School and went on to work as an engineer for Chicago and Northwestern Railroad for 42 years. He also taught diesel engine classes for 14 of those years. On Aug. 31, 1978, Donald was united in marriage to Ruth H. Mayer in Menominee, Michigan. Upon retirement, Don and Ruth moved to the Shawano Lake area, where Don quickly became known and appreciated for being a skilled handyman. Don was a devoted Christian and an active member of Immanuel Lutheran Church at White Clay Lake. He was also a member of the Cecil Lions Club and was involved in many charitable activities. In his free time, Don loved to fish, whether by boat or just parking the old camper next to the Menominee River with Ruth appreciating the view of God’s country rolling by.

Fri
02
Feb

Helen M. Maas

Helen Mary Maas, 92, of Shawano passed away on Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2018, at Maple Lane Acute Care with her loving husband, Ralph, at her side. She was born on Dec. 3, 1925, in Pearson, daughter and eldest of 10 children of the late Henry and Contessa (Erb) Hinkens. Being the oldest of 10 children, she often helped care for her nine younger siblings. Helen met Ralph Richard Maas of Seymour in Kaukauna shortly after Ralph was discharged from the military. The couple was united in marriage in Kaukauna on June 7, 1947. Ralph and Helen had three children, twin girls, Judy Ann and Jo Ann, and a son, Ronald. The family lived in Appleton, Madison and Milwaukee as Ralph was transferred for work. In 1985, Ralph and Helen retired and moved to Shawano, where they enjoyed living on Shawano Lake and watching the birds. Helen loved music, dancing and shopping. She and Ralph took many Canadian fishing trips over the years and Helen was especially fond of the shore lunches.

Thu
01
Feb

Irma E. Hintz

Irma E. Hintz, 97, of Tigerton, passed away Monday, Jan. 29, 2018, at ThedaCare Medical Center-Shawano.

The former Irma Emma Robe was born on May 27, 1920, in the Town of Norrie, Marathon County, to Richard and Clara (Schimke) Robe. She was baptized on June 12, 1920, and confirmed on July 22, 1934, at Zion Lutheran Church, Eland. Irma grew up in the Eland area, where she attended school. In 1940, her family moved to Tigerton. Irma was united in marriage on May 23, 1942, to Adolph C. Hintz at Zion Lutheran Church, Caroline. The couple dairy farmed for many years in the Town of Seneca, Shawano County. Her husband preceded her in death on May 10, 1983. Irma continued to farm with the help of her family until 1986. Then she moved from the farm to River View Apartments in Tigerton in 1993.

Thu
01
Feb

Sheila E. Drometer

Mrs. Sheila Ellen Drometer, 75, of Greensboro, North Carolina, passed away Saturday, Jan. 27, 2018, at Well Spring Retirement Community following a brave battle with breast cancer.

A funeral Mass will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, Feb. 19, 2018, at Saint Paul the Apostle Catholic Church. Visitation will be held from 10-10:45 a.m. prior to the service, and a reception will follow immediately after the service.

Sheila was born Feb. 14, 1942, the daughter of Herman A. Aageson, M.D., and Clarice McCarty Aageson.

Thu
01
Feb

Marion J. Tomashek

Marion J. Tomashek, 94, a Two Rivers resident, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2018, at Atrium Senior Living at Northland Lodge, Two Rivers.

She was born Sept. 16, 1923, in Fond du Lac, daughter of the late Arthur and Esther (Noble) Hoffman. Marion attended Shawano High School, graduating with the class of 1941. On Aug. 22, 1942, she married Raymond Tomashek in Shawano. He preceded her in death on April 11, 1983. She was employed with Hamilton Company, Two Rivers, for 27 years until her retirement. Marion worked at St. Vincent de Paul and was a member of Lakeshore Humane Society. She enjoyed bowling and golfing.

Thu
01
Feb

Helen M. Maas

Helen Mary Maas, 92, of Shawano, passed away on Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2018, at Maple Lane Acute Care.

Full obituary will appear in Saturday’s edition.

Arrangements are pending with Swedberg Funeral Home in Shawano.

www.swedbergfuneralhome.com

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