Obituaries

Tue
02
Feb

Leland E. Kamps

Leland “Lee” E. Kamps, 85, of Bonduel, passed away peacefully at home on Thursday, Jan. 28, 2016.

Leland was born in Lena on Dec. 23, 1930, the son of the late Louis and Elsie (Behnke) Kamps. He was united in marriage to Joan Bouche on May 19, 1975, in Seattle, Washington.

Tue
26
Jan

Kenneth Thunder

Kenneth “Yoze” Thunder, “Wza-wthi-gwe” Yellow Thunder, 51, of Crandon, passed away on Jan. 23, 2016, at the Aspirus Wausau Hospital, Wausau, surrounded by his family.

Ken was born on March 8, 1964, in Shawano, the son of James Thunder and Alberta Shawano. He graduated from Flandeau Indian School in South Dakota and continued his education at Nicolet Area Tech School to operate heavy equipment. He enjoyed NASCAR, the Green Bay Packers, golf, hunting and rides in the woods.

Tue
26
Jan

Dorothy E. Schultz

Dorothy Elizabeth Schultz, 95, was reunited with her husband, Elmer, Friday, Jan. 22, 2016. She was born in Shawano on Feb. 19, 1920, to the late Hugo and Marie (Zeuske) Raddant.

Dorothy was married to Elmer Schultz on May 21, 1942, in Oshkosh. She worked at Sunbeam in Milwaukee for 24 years, retiring in 1983 and returning to Shawano with her husband in 1987. She was a member of St. James Lutheran Church. She enjoyed bowling, reading and doing word puzzles, was an avid Milwaukee Brewers fan and loved her flower garden. She was a loving sister and caring aunt to her many nieces and nephews.

Tue
26
Jan

Ernest A. Nadler Jr.

Ernest Albert Charles Nadler Jr., 82, of Pulaski, passed away on Saturday, Jan. 23, 2016.

Ernest was born on July 22, 1933, in Bonduel to the late Ernest and Flossie (Drage) Nadler Sr.

Ernest was united in marriage to Mary B. Prokop, on June 5, 1976, at St. Edward and Isidore Church in Flintville. He worked as a milk truck driver/cheese maker and also as an auto body technician. He enjoyed tinkering and fixing things, and spending time on his many projects.

Ernest loved his family and grandchildren and enjoyed talking to them (or anyone else) on the phone. He was loved by many and will be missed by all who knew him.

Ernest is survived by his wife of nearly 40 years, Mary; his son, Tedd (Rhonda) Nadler, of Lena; and five grandchildren, Cruz Johnson, Ben Keller, Angel Dellaire, Travis Nadler and Alexander Nadler. He is further survived by his good friend and caregiver, Jessica Schaub, of Pulaski.

Tue
26
Jan

Marian E. Nicholaus

Marian E. Nicholaus, 83, of Shawano, passed away Friday afternoon, Jan. 22, 2016, in Shawano.

Marian was born on May 28, 1932, in the town of Richmond, a daughter of the late Ervin and Grace (Knowles) Froelich. She was a 1949 graduate of Shawano High School. On Aug. 16, 1952, she was united in marriage to Maynard “Shorty” Nicholaus at St. James Lutheran Church in Shawano. Shorty preceded her in death on Sept. 16, 2005.

Marian was a member of Resurrection Lutheran Church in Shawano.

Private family services for Marian were held at Mickelson Funeral & Cremation Service of Shawano. Interment was in the Woodlawn Cemetery, Shawano.

Mickelson Funeral & Cremation Service of Shawano is assisting the family with arrangements.

Please share online condolences at www.mickelsonfs.com.

Tue
26
Jan

Leah L. Besaw

Leah Lynn Besaw, age 50, of Neopit, passed away unexpectedly on Friday, Jan. 22, 2016. She was born in Shawano on April 30, 1965, the daughter of Eldora Theresa (Beauprey) Besaw and the late Glenn Joseph Besaw.

Leah loved the outdoors, spending time in the woods camping, hunting, cutting fire wood, picking berries, fishing or just being at home on the Rez. Leah had a generous heart, always there to help out, doing so wholeheartedly. Although she had no biological children, Leah considered her nieces and nephews her own. She loved spending time with them playing “Crack the Nut.” When she would arrive, they were drawn to her; she was fun-loving and gave them her full attention. She attended and graduated from Clown College, worked as a truck driver, worked at the casino and most recently went into home care. She was an avid Packers fan and loved spending time with her dogs, Sadie and Fred.

Tue
26
Jan

Kenneth E. Seefeldt

Kenneth Edward Seefeldt, 87, of Cecil, passed away on Sunday, Jan. 24, 2016, in Shawano.

Kenneth was born in the town of Grover on Sept. 24, 1928, to the late Edward and Olga (Rohde) Seefeldt. He served our country during the Korean War from 1951 until 1953 as an airplane mechanic. He earned a Korean Service Medal and a Bronze Star.

Mon
25
Jan

Emma Koenig

Emma Koenig, 91, of Cecil, formerly of Gillett, passed away on Saturday, Jan. 23, 2016. She was born May 17, 1924, in Gillett, daughter of the late Herman and Wilhelmina “Minnie” (Giese) Yaeger and graduated from Gillett High School in 1942.

Emma married Orland S. Koenig on July 22, 1944, at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Gillett, and together they shared 66 loving years of marriage before Orland passed in 2011. Emma and Orland farmed in the Gillett area until the late 1960s, after which they moved to Cecil.

Emma was a lifetime member of Immanuel Lutheran Church (now Faith United Church) of Gillett, where she served on the mission and home finance committees for several years and taught Sunday School. Her faith was so dear to her heart.

Fri
22
Jan

Donald L. Kerstner

Donald L. Kerstner, 82, of Wausau, died on Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2016, at Aspirus Wausau Hospital.

Donald was born on March 10, 1933, in Clintonville to the late Erick and Mildred (Olmsted) Kerstner. He served his country honorably in the U.S. Navy, serving in the Korean War.

Donald married Doris Strelow in Bowler in 1954. In his working years, Donald’s expertise was in the realm of windows, both as draftsman and in sales. He was a fine woodworking craftsman who made furniture and cabinets. He also enjoyed traveling, playing cards and golf.

Donald is survived by his wife of 61 years, Doris Kerstner, of Wausau; sons, Sheldon (Arlene) Kerstner, of Crandon, and Kevin Kerstner, of Wausau; and siblings, Carl (Ronda) Kerstner, of Bowler, Leon Kerstner, of Colorado Springs, Colorado, Beverly (Paul) Bierman, of Bowler, and Carol (Carl) Brennecke, of Mattoon.

He was preceded in death by his parents and his sister, Connie Eckes.

Fri
22
Jan

James E. Aderman

James E. Aderman, 64, of Marion, passed away on Thursday, Jan. 21, 2016, at Theda Clark Medical Center, Neenah.

The Eberhardt-Stevenson Funeral Home & Crematory, Marion, is assisting his family.

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