Obituaries

Fri
22
Apr

Wayne W. Verhein

Wayne W. Verhein, 82, of the town of Wescott, Shawano, passed away on Friday evening, April 15, 2016, at Crossroads Care Center in Weyauwega.

Wayne was born on July 3, 1933, in Milwaukee, a son of the late August and Edna (Baum) Verhein. He attended school in Milwaukee and later attended Bay View High School. Following school he entered the United States Army. He served from 1953 until 1955, serving in the Armored Division. Upon returning from service, he worked at the Heil Company in Milwaukee, where he met the love of his life, Geraldine Olsen. The couple was united in marriage on July 13, 1956, in Milwaukee. Geraldine preceded him in death on March 16, 2002.

Following their marriage the couple remained in Milwaukee. Along with working at the Heil Company, where he was a member of Operating Engineers 1398, Wayne also worked construction, and at County Stadium as a vendor. The couple owned and operated Verhein’s Place until retiring and moving to Shawano in 1982.

Tue
19
Apr

Dennison L. Dickenson

Dennison Lee Dickenson, 73, of Neopit, entered the spirit world on Monday, April 18, 2016, in Appleton. Born on June 30, 1942, in Keshena, he was the son of the late Samuel and Josephine (Peters) Dickenson.

Dennison was united in marriage to Irene Wilber on May 7, 1966, in Gresham. He was employed in Wausau as a welder/hydraulics specialist for Drott Manufacturing and J.I. Case until retiring in 1992 at the age of 49. He enjoyed the outdoors, snowmobiling and bear hunting. He loved horses and, in his early years, he enjoyed racing horses at the Menominee County Fair. He was also an early participant in the Shawano stock car races, racing car No. 104. For many years he trained and mentored many young Menominee boxers while coaching with the Menominee Indian Boxing Club. He was a member of St. Anthony’s Catholic Church in Neopit.

Dennison was the most easy-going, helpful person you could ever meet.

Tue
19
Apr

Wayne W. Verhein

Wayne W. Verhein, 82, of the town of Wescott, Shawano, passed away on Friday evening, April 15, 2016, at Crossroads Care Center in Weyauwega.

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.

Tue
19
Apr

Gertrude M. Hohensee

Gertrude M. Hohensee, 83, a resident at Atrium Post-Acute Care at Evergreen, formerly of Gresham, went to her Heavenly Home on April 19, 2016, surrounded by her loving family, after fighting a courageous battle with cancer.

Gertrude was born on Sept. 25, 1932, in the town of Pella to the late Paul and Mary (Piotraschke) Schwartz. On Nov. 5, 1949, she married Lyle R. Hohensee at Bethlehem Lutheran Church in the town of Pella by Pastor Gerhard Ness. Lyle preceded her in death on April 17, 2013.

Gertrude was a 55-year member at Gresham Zion Lutheran Church, where she served on the Zion’s Ladies Aid. She enjoyed farming with her husband and raising seven children. She enjoyed making quilts for all of her family, her flowers, gardening, canning, baking, playing cards, dancing, and spending time with all of her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Tue
19
Apr

Kayleen A. Krueger

Kayleen A. Krueger, 58, of Seymour, passed away early Saturday morning, April 16, 2016, at Froedtert Hospital, Milwaukee.

The Eberhardt-Stevenson Funeral Home & Crematory, Clintonville, is assisting her family.

Tue
19
Apr

Mary F. Weber

Mary Frances Weber, 87, of De Pere, formerly of Shawano, died peacefully on Friday, April 15, 2016.

Mary Fran was born on June 25, 1928, in Evanston, Illinois, the daughter of the late Sigwald and Edith (Robertson) Johnsen. She attended Lyons Township High School in La Grange, Illinois. While in high school, she performed in operettas as the featured soloist. She moved to Glendale, California, after high school.

Mary graduated from Glendale Junior College and later transferred to the University of Southern California, majoring in voice and elementary education. While attending USC, she was the soloist for her sorority at a special event with Bob Hope in attendance. Mary loved to dance and met her husband, David Weber, at a Shawano County Park dance while her family was on vacation at the lake.

Fri
15
Apr

James C. Galbraith

James C. “Jim” Galbraith, 83, of Shawano, passed away on April 10, 2016.

James was born in Wisconsin Rapids on April 11, 1932, the son of the late Charles Alan and Mary Agnes (Flanagan) Galbraith. After high school, Jim served his country honorably in the United States Army during the Korean conflict. In 1955, he was united in marriage to Virginia Packard at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Shawano. He was the former city assessor for Wausau, Wisconsin Rapids and Glendale, and later worked for the Wisconsin Department of Transportation until retiring at the age of 73.

Jim was a quiet man who loved dogs, trout fishing, Ford Mustangs and going for rides.

Jim is survived by: his children, Shirley Hinze, of Shawano, Patricia (Robert) Rothe, of Sussex, and Geni Galbraith; five grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; his former wife, Virginia; and a nephew, Joe Riggs.

He was preceded in death by his parents and his sister, Kathryn Riggs.

Fri
15
Apr

Mary F. Weber

Mary Frances Weber, 87, of De Pere, formerly of Shawano, passed away on Friday, April 15, 2016, in Green Bay. Arrangements are pending with Swedberg Funeral Home. www.swedbergfuneralhome.com

Fri
15
Apr

Verna M. Barkow

Verna M. Barkow, 91, of the township of Pella, passed away peacefully on early Friday morning, April 15, 2016, at Pine Manor Healthcare Center, Embarrass.

The Eberhardt-Stevenson Funeral Home & Crematory, Clintonville, is assisting her family.

Fri
15
Apr

Barry A. Fredrich

Barry A. Fredrich, 76, of the town of Wescott, Shawano, passed away peacefully on Tuesday evening, April 12, 2016, at the ThedaCare Medical Center-Shawano.

Barry was born on Oct. 21, 1939, in Minocqua, a son of the late Harvey and Florence (Holte) Fredrich. He attended school in Arbor Vitae and graduated from Minocqua High School. After high school, he enlisted in the United States Army, serving in Germany. Upon returning from the service, he was employed at the United States post office in Green Bay.

On Dec. 3, 1959, Barry was united in marriage to the former Donna Mae Yaeger in Bessemer, Michigan. Following their marriage the couple lived in Green Bay. Barry retired from the post office and spent the following years at Acres for Recreation where he, along with his wife, managed the facility. He was also very active at the Clintonville Gun Club.

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