Obituaries

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29
Dec

Mandy Lynn LaMarche

Mandy Lynn LaMarche, 49, of Shawano, passed away at her home on Christmas Day, surrounded by her family. Mandy loved music and horses; she cantered into eternity. Mandy was born on Oct. 6, 1969, in Shawano, the daughter of Chuck and Mary (McKay) LaMarche. Following her graduation from Shawano High School, Mandy graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point with a music major. She taught music in the Waupaca Middle School for several years before moving to Los Angeles, where she taught music for six additional years. She loved teaching music and her students adored her.

She is survived by her daughter, Kaitlyn (K.T.); her parents; her brother, Blair, of Greenville, South Carolina; her nephew, Crue; and her special friend, Pat Bohm.

A celebration of life will be held on Sunday from 1-3 p.m. at the Four Seasons in Shawano. Donations may be directed to the Shawano County Humane Society.

Sat
29
Dec

David John Laux

David J. Laux, 82, of the Town of Belle Plaine, died peacefully at his home on Thursday, Dec. 27, 2018. Born in New London on Sept. 12, 1936, he was the son of the late Henry and Sarah (Roberts) Laux. He worked at Northland Hotel and a barber shop in Green Bay until he was drafted into the United States Army in 1959. He was a medic in the 2nd Armored Division from 1959-1961, HG Co. 127th infantry, National Guard from 1962-1963 and served during the Berlin Wall Crisis in the 32nd Red Arrow Division at Fort Lewis, Washington. During his service, David was united in marriage to Alice Marie Piehl on April 23, 1960, at St. Martin’s Church in Belle Plaine. After his honorable discharge, he worked on a dairy farm and later owned and operated Dave’s Barber Shops in Bonduel and Shawano. David liked small game hunting and fishing when he had the time. He also enjoyed watching the Green Bay Packers, as well as the Boston Red Sox, since he knew Frank Howard, one of their players, quite well.

Fri
28
Dec

Sheryl Lynn (Lyons) Hanson

Sheryl Lynn (Lyons) Hanson passed away on Dec. 23, 2018 at her home in Shawano after a long struggle with cancer. Sher was a strong woman of faith and will forever be in peace with the Lord Jesus Christ. Christ the Rock Community Church of Neenah was a place of worship for Sher.

Sher touched everyone she came into contact with. Her soft-spoken nature was evident to all who knew her. Sher met the love of her life, Mike Hanson in 1975 and celebrated over 39 years of marriage. Sher was the most amazing person Mike had ever met in his life. She was the love of his life and his best friend. They enjoyed trips to Florida, cruises, and especially a most amazing pilgrimage to Israel. Sher also enjoyed trips to Crandon to visit with her brother, Dave, and family. Sher deeply cared for Mike and was always available to care for Mike’s mother, Donna. Donna often said that Sher was her daughter and she loved her dearly.

Fri
28
Dec

Lee Harley Smith

Lee Harley Smith, 85, of Shawano, died on Wednesday, Dec. 26, 2018. Born on April 29, 1933 in Black Creek, he is the son of the late Glen and Anna (Wagner) Smith. Lee was united in marriage to Agnes M. Nauman on Oct. 18, 1958, in Sturgeon Bay. He drove truck, along with school and charter buses for many years. Lee enjoyed farming as well as reading, and was a member of Jehovah Witnesses-Kingdom Hall in Shawano.

Lee is survived by his wife, Agnes; two sons, Randy (Jodi) Smith, of Bonduel, and Kevin (Ann) Smith, of Forest Junction; seven grandchildren, Steven (Jennie) Smith, Scott (Megan) Smith, Becky (Josh) Beyer, Erik (Alex) Smith, Ben (significant other Miranda Schuster) Smith, Cassandra (Dillion) Kuettel and Nathaniel Smith; seven great-grandchildren; and five siblings, Tom, Jack, Bob, Darlene and Judy.

Fri
28
Dec

Mandy Lynn LaMarsh

Mandy Lynn LaMarsh, 49, of Shawano, passed away at her home on Christmas Day, surrounded by her family.

A celebration of life will be held on Sunday from 1-3 p.m. at the Four Seasons in Shawano. Donations may be directed to the Shawano County Humane Society.

Swedberg Funeral Home is assisting the family of the arrangements.

www.swedbergfuneralhome.com

A full obituary will follow in Saturday’s paper.

Fri
28
Dec

Reuben E. Schaetzel

Reuben E. Schaetzel, 95, of Shawano, passed away on Wednesday, Dec. 26, 2018.

Arrangements are pending with Swedberg Funeral Home.

www.swedbergfuneralhome.com

Thu
27
Dec

Scott M. Fazendin

Scott M. Fazendin, age 59, of Kaukauna, passed away Dec. 23, 2018, after a lengthy illness. He was surrounded by his loving family.

Visitation will be held on Dec. 27 from 4-6 p.m. with service to follow at the Verkuilen VanDeuzen Funeral Home in Kaukauna. Burial will be Dec. 28 at 11 a.m. in Kaukauna. For online condolences, visit the website at VerkuilenFH.com.

Thu
27
Dec

June L. Ferrero

June L. Ferrero, age 84, of the Town of Lessor, passed away on Saturday, Dec. 22, 2018, at her home. A celebration of her life is being planned for a later date. Swedberg Wendt Funeral home assisted the family.

www.swedbergfuneralhome.com

Wed
26
Dec

Travis L. Plumb

Travis L. Plumb, 39, of Clintonville tragically took his own life Friday, Dec. 21, 2018, as the result of a hard fought battle with depression.

The Eberhardt-Stevenson Funeral Home and Crematory of Clintonville is assisting his family.

Wed
26
Dec

Deloris J. Thiel

Deloris J. Thiel, 80, of Shawano, passed away on Saturday, Dec. 22, 2018, at her home.

Born on Sept. 24, 1938, in Harriman, Tennessee, Deloris was the daughter of the late Dillard and Audrey (Hamilton) Keeney. She was raised by her grandparents, Vernia and Jasper Keeney. Deloris was united in marriage to Oscar Thiel on July 8, 1956, in Ottumwa, Iowa. Oscar preceded her in death on Dec. 14, 1995. Deloris has lived in Shawano since 1960. She was a member of Zion Lutheran Church and enjoyed the Green Bay Packers, watching wildlife and spending time with her children, grandchildren and her lovely pups, Pudge and Little Chit.

Deloris is survived by her four children, Teresa (Leroy) Nelson, of Pulaski, Butch (Roxanne) Thiel, of Shawano, Tina (Justin) Dickson, of Shawano, and Tami (John) Busch, of DePere. She is further survived by 10 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.

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