Obituaries

Sat
07
Oct

Orval A. Krueger

Orval A. “Archie” Krueger, 85, of Shawano, passed away at his home Thursday evening, Oct. 5, 2017, surrounded by his family.

Arrangements for Archie are pending.

A full obituary with details will be published in the Oct. 14 edition of The Shawano Leader.

Mickelson Funeral and Cremation Service of Shawano is assisting the Krueger family.

Share online condolences at www.mickelsonfs.com.

Thu
05
Oct

Arden E. Bernhardt

Arden “Butch” E. Bernhardt, 87, of Clintonville, passed away on Wednesday, Oct. 4, 2017, at Aster Assisted Living, Clintonville.

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

eberhardtstevenson.com

Thu
05
Oct

Mary J. Geise

Mary Jane Geise, 88, passed away peacefully on Tuesday morning, Oct. 3, 2017, at Grand Horizon of Appleton.

Mary was born on May 30, 1929, in Gresham, daughter of the late Alfred and Alma (Lindow) Richards. On Aug. 7, 1948, she married Gerald E. Geise Sr., in Shawano. They just celebrated their 69th anniversary. They lived in Shawano until 1967, then moved to Neenah. In 1970, they moved to Appleton where together they owned and operated Hamples Corner for 30 years. After the sale of the bar, she tended bar at the Red Fox Supper Club for many years. She loved watching the Brewers, playing bingo, and especially spending time with her huge family and friends. She was a longtime faithful member of St. Edward Catholic Parish.

Wed
04
Oct

Timothy Ruckdashel

Timothy “Puker” Ruckdashel, 49, of Embarrass, passed away Sunday morning, Oct. 1, 201,7 at the Pine Manor Health Care Center in Embarrass following a brief illness.

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

Wed
04
Oct

Edith E. Vandree

Edith Ethel (Koonz) Vandree, 100, passed away on Sunday, Oct. 1, 2017, under the loving care of the Shawano Health Service and Heartland Hospice.

Edith was born on July 5, 1917, in the town of Red Springs to the late Charles and Eva (Housley) Koonz. On June 18, 1939, she married Ralph Vandree, of Clintonville.

Edith worked for 17 years at the Lauerman’s Department Store in Shawano. Later, she was the secretary for the Vandree Real Estate Company until she retired.

Edith was preceded in death by her husband, Ralph, on March 14, 1998; a foster daughter, Vickie Lappen; as well as brothers and sisters, Cyrus Koonz, Oliver Koonz, Robert Koonz, Carl Koonz, Eudora Marcley, Ione Ridlington, Ruth Follett and Clara Mae Felts.

She is survived by many nieces, nephews, grandnieces, grandnephews, good neighbors and friends.

Wed
04
Oct

Holden Nikkolas-Paul Vigue

Holden “Pītīhwāēkaset” Nikkolas-Paul Vigue, 7 months, of Shawano, passed away on Friday, Sept. 29, 2017, in Green Bay. Holden was born on Feb. 23, 2017, in Shawano to Cody and Diana (O’Kimosh) Vigue.

Holden is survived by his parents, Cody and Diana; three siblings, Gracee Johnson, T.J. Johnson and Riley Vigue; grandparents, Deb and Thomas Boelter, Richard and Denise O’Kimosh, Mike Vigue, Sherry (Dennis) Vigue; great-grandparents, Bea Wilber and Dave Corn, Dick and Sylvia “Sibby” Dodge, Richard Vigue and Mary Lewellin; and several aunts and uncles.

Sat
30
Sep

Donald R. Maskewit

Donald R. “Buddy” Maskewit, 84, of Keshena, started his journey to the Spirit World on Wednesday, Sept. 27, 2017, at Bellin Health Hospital in Green Bay with his family by his side.

Buddy was born on Feb. 24, 1933, in Keshena, a son of the late Mitchell and Mary (Beauprey) Maskewit. He was a proud Army veteran, serving his country as a paratrooper during the Korean War. He loved spending time with family and friends, being in the woods, fishing, hunting, camping, playing his guitar, guarding sturgeon and chasing his queens.

Sat
30
Sep

Colleen D. Olick

Colleen D. Olick, 59, of the town of Wescott, passed away Tuesday evening, Sept. 26, 2017, at Froedtert Memorial Hospital in Milwaukee.

Colleen was born on Dec. 4, 1957, in Holland, Michigan, a daughter of Carol (Wood) Simenson and the late William Simenson. On Aug. 18, 2001, she was united in marriage to Randy Olick at St. John’s Lutheran Church Belle Plaine. The couple lived in Shawano their entire marriage.

Colleen had been employed as the department head of medical records at Columbia St. Mary’s Medical Center. She was a member of Hope Community Church in Shawano. She was an active volunteer in the Big Brother Big Sister program in Shawano. She loved to cook, care for her flower gardens, and tend to her family of animals.

Colleen had a heart of gold, giving to others on a regular basis, expecting nothing in return.

Sat
30
Sep

Phyllis M. St. John

Phyllis Marie (Peretto) St. John, 77, passed away peacefully on Sunday, Sept. 24, 2017, surrounded by family at The Cottages Memory Care in Shawano.

Phyllis was born on July 13, 1940, in Stambaugh, Michigan, the daughter of the late Silvio and Elizabeth (Talerico) Peretto. She attended the Stambaugh schools, graduating with the Class of 1958. She was a devout Catholic, giving her time and talent to numerous Catholic ministries. Phyllis was a member of St. Cecilia Catholic Church while a resident of Caspian, Michigan, Our Lady of Guadalupe in Harlingen, Texas, St. Mary Queen of Peace in Kingsford, Michigan, and Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Shawano.

Fri
29
Sep

Clifford R. Saari

Clifford Roy Saari died on Friday, Sept. 22, 2017, at Woodside Lutheran Home with his family at his side. He was 95 years old. Cliff was born on June 6, 1922, in Ironwood, Michigan, to the late John A. Saari and Pearl (Ronn) Saari.

He grew up on the family farm in Kimbal Township, about 10 miles west of Hurley. He attended grade school in a one-room schoolhouse near the farm. He started school at 4 years old and graduated from Hurley High School at the age of 17 in 1939. A year later, in 1940, he enrolled at Superior State Teachers College on a football scholarship.

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