Obituaries

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David Christopher Richter

David C. Richter, 26, of Bonduel, passed away Saturday, March 11, 2017. David was born on March 14, 1990 in Shawano, son of James Richter and Lorena (Ziemer) Parsons. David graduated from Bonduel High School in 2008. He enlisted in the United States Army during his junior year of high school in 2007. After his honorable discharge from the Army, he earned an associate’s degree from Northeast Wisconsin Technical College. On Jan. 31, 2015, David was united in marriage to his high school sweetheart, Amanda Moeller, in Leopolis. David was a true outdoorsman, hunting and fishing every chance he could. He also enjoyed dirt track racing, working on cars, watching the Packers and Brewers, cooking and, above all, spending time with his family and friends.

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Sonja R. Moede

Sonja Rae Moede, 62, of Gresham, passed away on Saturday, March 11, 2017, in Wausau. Sonja was born in Shawano on Sept. 30, 1954, the daughter of the late Ford and Mabel (Conradt) Johnson. After graduating from Gresham High School in 1972, she attended college. On June 30, 1974, Sonja was united in marriage to Allen “Wump” Moede in Gresham. Wump preceded her in death on Sept. 13, 2000. She worked at the Mohican North Star Casino for 20 years and is a member of Immanuel Mohican Lutheran Church and American Legion Auxiliary. Sonja enjoyed crocheting, knitting and hosting all the Moede family gatherings.

Sonja is survived by: her children, Mikah “Ba” (Natasha Zazoba) Moede and Misti (fiancé Josh Krause) Moede; three grandchildren, Austin, Arianna and Braiden; and one brother, Ford Johnson, Jr.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Wump, and her parents.

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Mar

Luke E. Beauprey IV

Luke Edward Beauprey IV, 2 months old, passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, March 12, 2017 in Shawano. Luke was born in Shawano on Dec. 22, 2016, the son of Laci Beauprey and Richard Stevens.

Luke is survived by his mother, Laci Beauprey; his father, Richard Stevens; five sisters, Brina, Brandi, Sapphire, Kaylee and Precilla; his niece, Senica; maternal grandmother, Karen Beauprey; as well as aunts and uncles, Rachel (Quint) Fernandez, Brad (Sandy) Beauprey, Tamara (Cornell) Miller Beauprey and Gunnar (Ashley) Peters.

He was preceded in death by his grandpa, Luke Beauprey III; and aunt, Trista Lee Beauprey.

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Mar

Fred F. Krueger

Fred F. Krueger, 80, a lifelong resident of Shawano, passed away on Monday, March 13, 2017, at Appleton Medical Center.

Funeral service arrangements are pending and will be announced on Thursday.

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

Please share online condolences at www.mickelsonfs.com.

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11
Mar

Robert J. Rotter

Mr. Robert J. Rotter, 87, of Shawano, formerly of West De Pere, passed away peacefully among family on Tuesday, March 7, 2017, at Birch Hill Care Center in Shawano.

Bob was born on Jan. 12, 1930 in Bonduel, a son of the late Otto and Lillian (Stern) Rotter. He attended St. James Lutheran grade school in Shawano. Bob entered the United States Army and served in the 8th Army during the occupation of Japan and the Korean War. He received the Army Occupation Medal (Japan), the Korean Service Medal with three bronze service stars, a Combat Infantry Badge and the United Nations Service Medal as an adviser to China during the evacuation of the Nationalist Army. Bob left the Army in 1953 as one of the youngest master sergeants ever when he was discharged.

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11
Mar

Ruth G. Polkowski Gutt

Ruth G. Polkowski Gutt, 94, of Shawano, passed away on Tuesday, March 7, 2017, at Wisconsin Veteran’s Home in King.

Ruth was born in Evanston, Illinois, on June 1, 1922, the daughter of the late Gustave and Sophie (Schroeder) Meier. She graduated from Evanston High School and went on to work at Illinois Bell Telephone and later at Baxter Labs.

On Feb. 26, 1948, Ruth was united in marriage to Frank Polkowski at Bethlehem Church in Evanston. Ruth and Frank retired in 1982 and moved to Shawano. Frank preceded her in death on Aug. 26, 1994. On July 29, 2005, Ruth was united in marriage to Victor Gutt at St. James Lutheran Church in Shawano.

She was a member of Divine Savior Lutheran Church, Lutheran Women’s Mission League, Tabitha, AARP, Golden Agers, the Red Hatters, three different card clubs, American Legion Auxiliary and Disabled American Veterans Auxiliary. She also volunteered for hospice for 10 years and was a 50-year member of Home Maker’s County.

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Mar

Mervin Rohloff

Mervin “Merv” Rohloff, 86, Pulaski, died unexpectedly on Thursday, March 9, 2017, at St. Luke’s Hospital in Milwaukee. The son of Percy and Alma (Kraning) Rohloff was born on Feb. 26, 1931, in Kunesh, where he grew up on a farm and learned his love for farming … and walked to school uphill both ways, with the snow up to the top of the telephone poles.

He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War, where he served as an MP. On April 22, 1958, he married Arlene Blohowiak, who thought he was the best dancer she could have found. The couple bought a farm in Angelica in 1961 and farmed there with their children. He had also worked for Kuklinski in Pulaski, Julius Robaidek Silo and Green Bay Box.

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Ruth H. Redeker

Ruth H. Redeker, 83, of Fond du Lac, formerly of Shawano, passed away on Thursday, March 9, 2017.

Ruth was born on Sept. 18, 1933, in Two Rivers to the late Gilbert and Elma (Mandel) Rahmlow. On Sept. 10, 1955, Ruth was united in marriage to Howard Redeker in Two Rivers. The couple moved in 1964 to Thiensville, where they raised their family before moving to Shawano in 1992 after Howard’s retirement. Howard preceded her in death on May 17, 2013.

Ruth was a genuine and caring person with a warm smile. She always put the needs of others before her own. She was a former member of Frieden’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in Bonduel and a current member of Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Fond du Lac.

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09
Mar

Ruth G. Polkowski Gutt

Ruth G. Polkowski Gutt, 94, of Shawano, passed away on Tuesday, March 7, 2017, at Wisconsin Veteran’s Home in King.

Arrangements are pending with Swedberg Funeral Home in Shawano.

www.swedbergfuneralhome.com

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08
Mar

Dorothea U. Jannusch

Dorothea U. Jannusch, 90, of Marion, passed away Friday afternoon, March 3, 2017, at ThedaCare Medical Center-New London.

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

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