Obituaries

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Mar

Loretta A. Kasza

Loretta A. Kasza, 86, of Brookfield, formerly of Shawano and Cecil, passed away on Monday, Feb. 25, 2019. Born on March 21, 1932, in Milwaukee, she was the daughter of the late Herman and Anna (Annen) Maurus. Loretta was a graduate of Bay View High School, class of 1950. On Sept. 27, 1952, she was united in marriage to Raymond Kasza in Milwaukee. Together the couple made their home and raised their family in the St. Francis area near Milwaukee before moving to the Shawano area in 1994. While living in Milwaukee, Loretta participated with the band and chorus at Allen Bradley from 1950 through 1959. Upon her move to this area, Loretta became a member of the St. Martin of Tours Catholic Church in Cecil, where she was active in the Catholic Council of Women (CCW). Raymond preceded her in death Feb. 25, 2010, after 57 years of marriage.

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06
Mar

Sharon Weed

Sharon Weed, 75, Pulaski, died peacefully Sunday morning, March 3, 2019, at Country Villa in Pulaski. The daughter of Lawrence and Bernice (Martens) Wiltzius was born Jan. 21, 1944, in Coleman. On Nov. 6, 1965, she married Robert Weed in Coleman. Bob and Sharon moved to the Pulaski area in spring of 1973.

Sharon graduated from Mercy School of Nursing in Oshkosh in 1965, and she worked for many years at ManorCare. She retired from Shawano Medical Center in 2008, where she had worked as a social worker.

She was a member of Assumption BVM Parish, where she belonged to the Council of Catholic Women, served as a Eucharistic Minister and volunteered countless hours at the parish school. She was one of the founding members of the Pulaski Area Bereavement Support Group. Sharon was also a member of the American Legion Auxiliary Unit 337, Pulaski, and volunteered, along with Bob, for Meals on Wheels. She was very passionate about helping others and volunteering.

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06
Mar

Elnora E.L. Roloff

Elnora E.L. Roloff, 89, of Shawano, passed away peacefully on Sunday afternoon, March 3, 2019, at The Cottages in Shawano, where she had been a resident for the past five years.

Elnora was born Oct. 30, 1929, in Shawano, a daughter of the late Harold and Rose (Reetz) Carlson. She attended school in Shawano, graduating from Shawano High School in 1947. On June 20, 1948, Elnora was united in marriage to Arleigh Roloff at St. Paul Lutheran Church-Stony Hill. The couple were lifelong residents of Shawano. Elnora had been employed as a sales clerk at Spurgeon’s for 24 years. She was also employed at Zwicker Knitting Mills and Montgomery Ward, retiring in 1984.

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06
Mar

Marlene A. Schultz

Marlene A. “Margo” Schultz, 70, of Shawano, passed away Thursday afternoon, Feb. 28, 2019, at ThedaCare Medical Center-Appleton, surrounded by her loving family.

Margo was born April 29, 1948, in Spooner, Wisconsin, a daughter of the late Harold and Eileen (Smith) Cuskey. Harold Cuskey passed away while Margo was an adolescent, and Eileen married George Marino. Margo attended school in Spooner, graduating in 1966. During high school, she worked as a candy striper. Following school, she worked at Evans Drug Store in Shell Lake. On Sept. 14, 1968, Margo was united in marriage to Harold R. Schultz in Shell Lake. Harold preceded her in death on July 2, 2015.

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06
Mar

Fannie A. Mullett

Fannie A. (Miller) Mullett, 76 years, 6 months and 3 days, Bonduel, passed away Sunday, March 3, 2019, at home.

Fannie was born in Buchanan County, Iowa, on Aug. 31, 1942, to Ammon and Lydia (Borntrager) Miller. She was united in marriage to Ora Mullett on Sept. 29, 1966, in Buchanan County, Iowa. They lived in matrimony for 27 years, 8 months and 22 days before Ora’s passing on June 20, 1994. She was a homemaker and a member of the Old Order Amish Church.

Fannie leaves behind two sons and three daughters, Melvin (Edna), Gillett, Lydia (Mervin), Glenwood City, Clara (Alvin), Bonduel, Enos (Suzanna), Gillett, and Lori (LeRoy) Bonduel. She also leaves 28 grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren, five sisters and seven brothers.

Fannie was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Ora, twin sons, a grandson, two great-grandchildren and a sister.

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02
Mar

Harold Kenneth ‘Skip’ Oss Jr.

Harold “Skip” Oss Jr., 79, of Shawano, passed away on Thursday, Feb. 28, 2019. in Shawano. Born on Dec. 3, 1939, in Mandan, North Dakota, Skip is the son of the late Harold and Edith (Agre) Oss Sr. After Skip graduated from high school he went on to earn bachelor’s degrees from North Dakota State University and North Central Bible College. On Oct. 19, 1963, Skip was united in marriage to Iris Globstad in Cormorant, Minnesota. Together the couple raised two children. Skip proudly served in the United States National Guard from 1957 until 1961 and he worked as a salesman for most of his life. He also served as a missionary in Liberia, West Africa, for three years from 1984 until 1987. Skip was a wonderful husband, father, grandfather, and man of God who will be deeply missed by all of those who knew and loved him.

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02
Mar

Michael M. Gumm

Michael Martin “Gummer” Gumm, 62, of Plymouth, passed away surrounded by his loving family on Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2019, at the Waterford in Plymouth.

Michael Gumm was born Feb. 3, 1957, in West Bend. The son of Donald and Susan (Leiser) Gumm spent his childhood enjoying all things sports. He loved playing Little League baseball, attending Al Maguire basketball camps, tennis and spending time at his favorite sanctuary, his grandparents’ home on Big Cedar Lake.

He attended high school at West Bend East and was a proud member of the Class of 1975 Suns. After high school, he and several best buddies attended UW-Stevens Point where he would graduate in 1979 with a degree in elementary education.

He began his teaching and coaching career in Bowler, where he taught fifth grade, coached boys varsity basketball and junior varsity baseball. He also quickly found his place in the community softball and basketball leagues.

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02
Mar

Eugene W. Tahlier

Gene “Unk” was born on March 6, 1924, the son of the late Fred and Rose (Motiff) Tahlier. He attended school in Green Bay and graduated from Green Bay West High School. He served in the U.S. Navy Air Corps, as a nose gunner on a PBY, in the Pacific during World War II. He returned to school on the G.I. Bill, graduating from UW-Stout with a teaching degree in industrial arts. He married Charlotte Pregont on June 11, 1949. He accepted a job teaching in Indiana, but left education for many years, trying several different careers — driving a bread truck, working for Firestone and operating the Shell Station in Shawano before returning to teaching at Shawano High School, where he remained until his retirement. After he retired, he had plenty of time to pursue some of his many interests. He enjoyed spending time with family and friends. He never met a person he couldn’t talk to and had many “poems” and “one liners” that would make everyone groan and roll their eyes.

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02
Mar

John R. Holsonback

John R. “Buzzy” Holsonback, 49, of Green Bay, started his journey to the Spirit World on Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2019, in Green Bay.

John was born Dec. 6, 1969, in Chicago, Illinois, a son of the late Burl and Beverly (Katchenago) Holsonback. He attended school in Green Bay. Buzzy was employed as a mover for several years, and also worked at Menards. He enjoyed art, working on cars, fishing, and visits to the casino.

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28
Feb

Sharon L. Ferge

Sharon L. Ferge, 73, of Tigerton, passed away on Sunday, Feb. 24, 2019, at her home.

Beil-Didier Funeral Home, Tigerton, is assisting the family.

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