Obituaries

Thu
02
Aug

Henrietta J. Long

Henrietta Jean “Sis” Long, 68, of South Branch, unexpectedly passed away on Tuesday, July 31, 2018, at St. Vincent Hospital in Green Bay. She had battled ongoing health problems that she overcame miraculously within the past year. We were blessed to have her well and herself for the past few months, but ultimately she succumbed to the same dreaded sepsis that plagued her months ago. As a member of Keshena Assembly of God, living her faith was her greatest joy this past year.

Born onto Alex and Margaret Peters on June 30, 1950, in Keshena, Henrietta was raised true and true in South Branch, “Brancher All the Way!” Sis lived a very full life, a life she shared with her husband, Kenneth Wendell “Kenny Long,” whom she joined in marriage on May 14, 1986.

Thu
02
Aug

Ruth A. Thomas

Funeral services for Ruth A. Thomas will be held on Thursday, Aug. 2, 2018, at 11 a.m. at Mickelson Funeral Service in Shawano. Pastor Steve Conradt will officiate. Interment will be in Woodlawn Cemetery. Visitation will begin at 9 a.m. at the funeral home and continue until the time of service.

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

Wed
01
Aug

Roger Strasman

Roger John Strasman, 79, of Shawano, formerly of West Allis, passed away unexpectedly on Friday, July 27, 2018, at his home. Roger was born in Jacksonport on Aug. 18, 1938, to the late Archie and Ruth (Erskine) Strasman. Following high school, Roger enlisted in the U.S. Navy and served his country honorably for three years. On May 6, 1961, he was united in marriage to Carolyn “Cookie” Kalamen in New Berlin. The couple raised their family in West Allis, where Roger was captain of the West Allis Fire Department. After retiring, the couple moved to Shawano Lake in 1997. Roger was a great man. He was warm, caring, active, capable and a prankster with a great sense of humor. He loved children and was a foster dad for numerous infants over the years. Roger could always be found helping his neighbors, whether he was cutting down a tree or putting in a pier. He enjoyed flying airplanes in his younger years and was an avid outdoorsman who loved to hunt and fish.

Wed
01
Aug

Ruth A. Thomas

Ruth A. Thomas, 87, of Shawano, passed away peacefully early Saturday morning, July 28, 2018, at Walker Highview Hills Assisted Living Facility in Lakeville, Minnesota.

Ruth was born July 19, 1931, in Shawano, daughter of the late William and Margaret (Karstedt) Engel. She attended grade school in a one-room school in Red River and graduated from Shawano High School in 1949. Ruth’s career began in a law office in Shawano. She then went on to work for 33 years, and four judges, as a court reporter for Shawano County Circuit Court Branch 2, from its creation in 1957 until she retired in 1990. Ruth married the love of her life, Arnold Thomas, on Sept. 27, 1952, at St. James Lutheran Church in Shawano. Arnold preceded her in death on March 22, 2015. The couple lived in Shawano and spent many wonderful winters at their condominium in Port Charlotte Harbor, Florida.

Wed
01
Aug

Sharon M. Krueger

Sharon Mae Krueger, 83, passed away peacefully at home in Shawano on Monday, July 30, 2018, surrounded by her family. Sharon was born in Shawano on Oct. 2, 1934, daughter of the late Antone and Elsie (Helms) Brunner. After graduating in 1952 from Shawano High, she moved to Chicago and worked for the airlines. Sharon was united in marriage to William Frank Krueger on July 20, 1957, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Shawano; they just celebrated their 61st wedding anniversary. Sharon enjoyed cooking, gardening, entertaining, playing cards and time at the lake with her family. Her passion was her creativity — she developed an extraordinary talent for quilting. She leaves behind a legacy of beauty and creation in the quilts she made throughout the years, many times gifting them to family, friends and those in need. Sharon was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church since they moved “back home” after retiring in 1990.

Wed
01
Aug

Sarah J. Elertson

Sarah J. Elertson, 86, of Shawano, passed away peacefully at her home on Saturday, July 28, 2018. Sarah was born on June 24, 1932, in Outagamie County, daughter of the late Hamilton and Elizabeth (Manders) Bain. On Dec. 30, 1955, Sarah was united in marriage to Harold Elertson. The couple enjoyed nearly 50 years of marriage before Harold preceded her in death on Sept. 20, 2005. Sarah worked for 13 years at American National Can Company and was a member of Zion Lutheran Church in Shawano. She was an active member of several local organizations including the Red Hats, the Faith Circle, the Jerusalem Ladies Auxiliary and the Flower Queens Homemakers Club.

Wed
01
Aug

William C. ‘Bill’ Schmidt

William Carl “Bill” Schmidt, 61, of Shawano, passed away unexpectedly at home on Sunday, July 29, 2018. Bill was born in Shawano on Jan. 28, 1957, son of the late Clarence and Mildred (Kreklow) Schmidt. On Jan. 28, 1996, Bill was united in marriage to Pamela Roloff. Bill lived in Shawano most of his life and was the president and active member of the Shawano Lake Lions Club, as well as very active at the state level. He was a Brewers fan and a Packers super fan and enjoyed curling and golfing.

Bill is survived by his wife, Pam; children, Neal (Becky) Olson, of Colorado, and Amanda (Pachi) Mercedes Laureano, of Shawano; two grandchildren, Oliver and Maximo; and adopted children, Maria and Katie. He is further survived by his brother, Dr. Michael (Becky) Schmidt, of Plover; two nephews, Jason (Laura) Schmidt and Andrew (Carrie) Schmidt; as well as his favorite dogs, Winston Churchill and Puttser.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Sat
28
Jul

Leonard R. Hess Jr.

Leonard Robert “Sleepy” Hess Jr., 79, of Shawano, passed away on July 25, 2018, in Green Bay. Leonard was born on Jan. 29, 1939, in Shawano, the son of the late Leonard G. and Vera (Hoffman) Hess Sr. Sleepy grew up in Gresham on the family farm. He served our country in the United States Army. On Dec. 17, 1960, Leonard was united in marriage to Virginia Hacker in Shawano. He owned and operated a trucking company, retiring in 2008. Leonard loved camping and traveling with his family. He enjoyed watching NASCAR and was a big Richard Petty Fan. Leonard was a member of St. James Lutheran Church in Shawano.

Sat
28
Jul

Eugene T. Wright

Eugene T. Wright, 87, of Suring, passed away on Wednesday, July 25, 2018, at Atrium at Evergreen in Shawano, with his family by his side.

Eugene was born in the Town of How on Oct. 14, 1930, to the late Thomas and Margaret (Lake) Wright. He lived his whole life in Suring. Eugene married the love of his life, Lois Jansen, on Sept. 11, 1954, at St. John Lutheran Church-Hayes. He worked at Gillett Plywood, Zahn’s Logging, Manthei Cheese Factory, and Nuline. He was a member of St. John Lutheran Church-Hayes.

Sat
28
Jul

Sandra M. Cook

Sandra Marie Cook, 79, of Keshena, passed away on Tuesday, July 24, 2018, in Shawano. Born in Chicago, Illinois, on Aug. 13, 1938, she was the only child of the late George and Sophie (Lovda) Pehas. On April 26, 1958, Sandra was united in marriage to Norman Cook in Chicago. They spent 60 happy years together. She was a volunteer for the Shawano Folk Music Festival, as well as a former president and an active member of the Shawano Women’s Club. Sandra was an accomplished artist. She primarily worked with watercolors and colored pencils and her art was loved by many. Sandra was also a gourmet cook. Her meals were legendary and appreciated by her family and friends. More than anything, Sandra loved spending time with her beloved granddaughter, Sophia.

Sandra is survived by her loving husband, Norman; two children, Elizabeth “Liz” Nowak-Sorenson, of Shawano, and Andrew “Andy” (Julie) Cook, of Harvard, Illinois; as well as her granddaughter, Sophia Nowak, of Shawano.

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