Obituaries

Wed
30
Mar

Ione A. Crnjak

Ione A. (Binder) Crnjak, 97, of Springfield, Virginia, formerly of New London, went home to heaven on March 23, 2016, having lived a long, loving and caring life. She was always a lady of great poise and simple elegance.

Ione was born on Oct. 31, 1918, in Sugar Bush to the late August and Jeannette (Kilian) Binder, the only daughter and the youngest of four children. She was born in the family’s home above her father’s bar. Her father died on Nov. 11, 1918, a victim of the influenza epidemic.

Ione grew up in the new family home in New London. She graduated from New London High School one year early and began college at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. She worked part-time at Sendik’s fruit and vegetable stand to pay tuition and related expenses. She completed her bachelor’s degree in secondary education at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater and taught business courses in the Milwaukee public school system. She also taught choral groups in the high school.

Wed
30
Mar

Tina Y. Smith

Tina Yvette Smith, 47, of Keshena, and formerly of Chicago, passed away on March 27, 2016.

Tina was born on Aug. 23, 1967, in Chicago to the late Nelson and Roseanne (Mayotte) Roberts.

Tina was united in marriage to Christian Smith on April 30, 2005, in Las Vegas. She loved the outdoors and enjoyed camping and fishing.

Tina had a big heart and was one of the kindest people you could ever meet. She will be missed by those who knew her.

Tina is survived by her husband, Christian; one stepson, Brandon Smith, and his wife, Jerilyn Shooter; one stepdaughter, Tanya Marie Smith; and one grandson, Garrett Shooter.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

Private family services were held.

Swedberg Funeral Home assisted the family.

www.swedbergfuneralhome.com

Wed
30
Mar

Steven A. Raether

Steven A. Raether, 70, of Shawano, passed away at his home on Thursday, March 24, 2016, after a battle with pulmonary fibrosis. He was born in Green Bay on Feb. 24, 1946, a son of the late Harrison and Vera (Puls) Raether.

He married the love of his life Bobbie Wood on Dec. 29, 1965.

Steve graduated from Upland High School in California. He joined the U.S. Army in January 1966. He served for 3½ years. He then attended Chaffey Jr. College for his degree in police science. He worked for Upland Police Department for two years before returning to Wisconsin. He joined the Appleton Police Department in 1972. He retired as a sergeant in 1996 after 24 years. After retiring from Appleton Police Department, he opened his own private investigation agency with his son, Tim, and then moved to Shawano after his final retirement to live on the lake. He greatly enjoyed time spent with his family and especially with his four grandchildren and granddoggies.

Wed
30
Mar

Russell L. Hottenstine Sr.

Russell L. Hottenstine Sr., 77, of Cecil, passed away on Sunday, March 27, 2016.

Russell was born on June 29, 1938, in Shawano, the son of the late Sylvan and Doris (Belongia) Hottenstine. He served our country and was honorably discharged from the United States Army. Russell was united in marriage to Nancy Pearl Miller on Oct. 31, 1959, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Nancy preceded him in death on Sept. 7, 2007.

Russell loved his family; they were the most important thing to him. He loved nothing more than spending time with his

sons and grandchildren.

Sat
26
Mar

Patsy L. Krueger

Patsy L. Krueger, 65, of the town of Dupont, passed away peacefully on Wednesday evening, March 23, 2016, at her home, surrounded by her beloved family.

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

An online guestbook can be found at eberhardtstevenson.com.

Thu
24
Mar

Bernice J. Gorman Burmeister

Bernice J. Gorman Burmeister, 87, of Shawano, passed away peacefully Wednesday morning, March 23, 2016, at her home with her family by her side.

Bernice was born May 21, 1928, in the town of Angelica, Shawano County, a daughter of the late Helmuth and Ella (Moede) Kroening. Following school she was united in marriage to Donald Gorman. The couple lived in Shawano. Bernice was a homemaker, wife and mother. Mr. Gorman preceded her in death in 1960. Bernice was later united in marriage to Floyd Burmeister. He preceded her in death in 1992.

Bernice was a lifelong member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Shawano. She enjoyed country music, cheering for the Green Bay Packers, baking, and taking care of her family.

Survivors include her four children, Ellen Lewis, of Madison, Carol (Gerald) Peterson, of Green Bay, Michael (LaVonne) Gorman, of Mason City, Iowa, and Jim (Linda) Gorman, of Lakewood; eight grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

Wed
23
Mar

William D. Gorman

William “Bill” D. Gorman, 59, Clintonville, passed away on Monday, March 21, 2016, peacefully at his home. He was born on July 16, 1956, New London, son of Mary Ann (Gough) Gorman and the late James Gorman.

Bill graduated Little Wolf High School (Manawa) in 1974 and Fox Valley Tech with his apprenticeship in plumbing, eventually obtaining his masters in plumbing license. In 1980, he married Sandra (Sandy) Volden, of Westby. In 1986, they moved to Clintonville, where they would raise their two daughters, Crystal and Kimberly.

Bill loved the outdoors. He was an avid hunter and fisherman. He enjoyed showing newcomers the ways of hunting, from the learn-to-hunt program to hunters safety, young and old. He also enjoyed working outside on projects. He loved spending time with his family and friends, and he would talk about his grandsons as long as someone would listen.

Tue
22
Mar

Lyle M. Long

Lyle M. Long, 93, of Shawano, passed away on Friday, March 18, 2016.

Lyle was born on June 16, 1922, in Wittenberg, the son of the late Millard and Doris (Krause) Long Sr. After the attack on Pearl Harbor, he joined the U.S. Navy, which he served as a gunner’s mate on the USS Geer. Lyle saw action in Plieu and Okinawa. He served four years in the Pacific Theater during the war and was a member of the occupational forces in Japan after the war.

Lyle lived most of his life in the Gresham area. After his return from the service, Lyle worked for the Ken Heller farm raising Brown Swiss cows and later worked in construction for 65 years until his retirement in 1986. On Jan. 16, 1957, he was united in marriage to Eleonore K. Spihsak. Eleonore preceded him in death on July 18, 1998.

Tue
22
Mar

Joan M. Vele

Joan Marie Vele, 49, of Neopit, passed away on Monday, March 21, 2016, in Shawano.

Joan was born on Dec. 28, 1966, in Shawano, the daughter of the late Marvin Francis Wayka Sr. and Loretta LaMotte. She lived in this area all of her life.

Joan liked going to the casino and was an avid Green Bay Packer fan. More than anything, she loved spending time with her friends and grandchildren.

Joan is survived by three children, Miranda Vele, of Shawano, Leila (Joel) Vele, of Bowler, and Lydi (Bret) Dodge, of Shawano; five grandchildren, Brendyn, Cornell, LeLand, Payton and Rylann; one brother, Wayne Wayka, of Green Bay; one sister, Lenore Wayka, of Neopit; and her best friend, Peggy Pamanet, of Keshena.

She was preceded in death by one son, Randall, her parents, and two brothers, Daryl and Marvin Jr.

Tue
22
Mar

Norma A. Owen

Norma A. Owen, 97, of Clintonville, passed away Friday afternoon, March 18, 2016, at the Pine Manor Health Care Center in Embarrass.

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

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