Obituaries

Sat
09
Jan

Sandra L. Hoffmann

A memorial service for Sandra Lynn Hoffmann, 51, of Cedarburg, who passed away peacefully on Dec. 31, 2015, surrounded by her family, will be held on Saturday, Jan. 16, 2016, at noon at St. Francis Borgia North Catholic Church, 1375 Covered Bridge Road, Cedarburg.

Family will receive friends at the church on Saturday from 10-11:45 a.m.

In lieu of flowers, memorials to Aurora Grafton Cancer Clinic appreciated.

Online condolences may be sent by visiting www.muellerfuneralhome.com.

Sandra Lynn Hoffmann was born in Chicago on May 23, 1964, to Thomas and Marilyn Moutvic. As a child, Sandy spent her summers up at the Moutvic cottage on Legend Lake. There she perfected her water skiing with her brothers, Tom and Ken.

Sat
09
Jan

Ione B. Kopitzke

Ione B. Kopitzke, 95, of Edgerton, died on Sunday, Jan. 3, 2016, at St. Mary’s Hospital, Janesville. She was born in Pulaski on April 18, 1920, the daughter of Richard and Bertha (Hoefs) Redlin and was baptized at St. Paul Lutheran Church, Bonduel.

Ione was a graduate of Appleton High School and also attended Stevens Point State Teachers College for a two-year teaching certificate. She married Melvin M. Kopitzke on Oct. 13, 1943, at Mount Olive Lutheran Church, Appleton. He preceded her in death on Oct. 1, 2006. In 1965, she received her bachelor’s degree from Whitewater State Teacher’s College. She taught for many years, starting at a rural school in Greenville and then moved on to Appleton, where she taught for a year. She also taught at Springhill in Whitewater, Powers Lake in Burlington and Milton Junction. She taught for 16 years in the Janesville School District before retiring in 1980.

Ione was a member of Central Lutheran Church, Edgerton.

Fri
08
Jan

Morgan K. Huglen

Morgan Kenneth Huglen, 96, of Iola, passed away peacefully on Saturday, Jan. 2, 2016, at St. Michael’s Hospital in Stevens Point.

Morgan was born in Northland on Oct. 27, 1919. He was the son of the late Selmer Huglen and Helma (Nymoen) Huglen Holmes. He was married to Eleanor (Wrolstad) Huglen on Jan. 17, 1942, in San Diego, California. They remained partners in life until Eleanor’s death in 2014.

Morgan joined the Civilian Conservation Corps shortly after graduating from high school. He was a World War II veteran who served in the Pacific. One of the most memorable experiences in his later years was to travel to Washington, D.C., as a member of the Honor Flight.

Wed
06
Jan

Peggie I. Zuhse

Peggie I. Zuhse, 87, of Clintonville, was called home by her Lord Saturday evening, Jan. 2, 2016, while under hospice care at her home.

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

Wed
06
Jan

Ruth Marie L. Malitz

Ruth Marie Lucille Malitz, 95, of Clintonville, formerly of Bowler, passed away on Monday, Dec. 28, 2015, in Neenah. Born on Aug. 26, 1920, she was the daughter of the late John and Clara (Kriewaldt) Stuebs.

On Sept. 28, 1938, Ruth was united in marriage to Donald Malitz. He preceded her in death on Sept. 23, 1979. Together, Ruth and Don ran a dairy farm in the town of Bartelme until their retirement.

Ruth was preceded in death by her husband and parents.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, Jan. 9, 2016, at 11 a.m. at Swedberg Funeral Home in Shawano with the Rev. Roy Rinehard officiating. Burial will be in the Woodlawn Cemetery. Visitation will be Saturday at the funeral home from 10 a.m. until the time of the service.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to St. James Lutheran Church in Shawano.

www.swedbergfuneralhome.com

Wed
06
Jan

Timothy J. Loberg

Timothy J. Loberg, 64, of Clintonville, passed away Monday evening, Jan. 4, 2016, at Pine Manor Healthcare Center, Embarrass.

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

Wed
06
Jan

LaVerne C. Birkholz

LaVerne Charles “Vern” Birkholz, 81, of Shawano, passed away on Saturday, Jan. 2, 2016.

Vern was born in Black Creek on April 19, 1934, to the late Roman and Gladys (Plantert) Birkholz. Following high school, he enlisted in the United States Army and served his country until he was honorably discharged. Following his time in the service, Vern worked as a manager for Land O’ Lakes Cheese Factory for many years until retiring.

On July 12, 1991, Vern was united in marriage to Connie Terrio at Zion Lutheran Church in Shawano. The couple enjoyed travelling together, including trips to Europe and Alaska, as well as several winters in Florida. Vern loved the outdoors and in his free time enjoyed camping, fishing and hunting (especially squirrel hunting). He spent many hours reloading his own shells for hunting and was also an avid reader.

Wed
06
Jan

Virginia Brusky

Virgie Brusky, 83, Pulaski, passed away peacefully and surrounded by her family Monday evening, Jan. 4, 2016, at a Green Bay hospital following a short illness. The daughter of Anton and Julia (Murdzek) Brzeczkowski was born on Dec. 29, 1932, in Sobieski. On Sept. 8, 1951, she married Raymond Brusky at Assumption B.V.M. Church in Pulaski. The couple raised their family in the town of Lessor.

Virg was devoted to her family and worked hard on the family farm. She was a member of St. Stanislaus Parish in Hofa Park, where she had belonged to the Altar Rosary Society. Virgie was also very active with the annual Hofa Park church picnic, and especially with the “Cherry Tree.” When her children were young she was a leader in 4-H. She continued to exhibit at the Shawano County Fair for many years. Virgie enjoyed gardening, sewing, visiting the casino, playing cards and watching the birds.

Wed
06
Jan

Beth Mack

Beth Mack, 93, of Clintonville, died Sunday, Jan. 3, 2016, at her home.

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

Wed
06
Jan

Christopher T. Shames

Christopher T. Shames, 26, of Bonduel, earned his angels wings on Sunday, Jan. 3, 2016, at his home. He was born on Nov. 12, 1989, to Elizabeth (Hale) Shames and Eric T. Shames.

Christopher was born with a heart defect and suffered a catastrophic brain injury in surgery as a toddler in 1992. He was cared for at home by his mother. Christopher had a faithful companion in his service dog, Gabe, whom he received from Canine Companions for Independence.

Christopher is survived by his mother, Elizabeth Shames, of Bonduel; his father, Eric Shames, of Westchester, New York; his grandmother, Jule Hale, of Green Bay; two uncles, Dr. John (Marti) Hale and Gary Shames; as well as his cousins, Jack, Kate, Julia and David.

He was preceded in death by his maternal grandfather, John P. Hale Esq., and his paternal grandparents, Terence and June Shames.

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