Obituaries

Wed
02
Aug

Jack D. Kasson

Jack D. Kasson, 85, of Clintonville, passed away on July 29, 2017, after a long illness.

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

Wed
02
Aug

Edwin G. Carley

Edwin G. Carley, 86, of the town of Dupont, passed away early Monday morning, July 31, 2017, at his vacation home in the town of Alvin, Forest County.

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

Sat
29
Jul

David A. Goese

O glorious day! On Friday, July 28, God brought His faithful servant David Arthur Goese home to Himself in heaven. We praise the Lord for the blessing of eternal life given David through his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

David was born on Sept. 16, 1930, to William and Violet (Redman) Goese in Appleton. He was born of water and the Word at his baptism at Trinity Lutheran Church in Kaukauna on Oct. 5. On April 23, 1944, he was confirmed in his faith. On Oct. 24, 1953, he vowed faithfulness to and married Thelma Lucille Parsons, and they moved to Milwaukee to start their new life. In December, he graduated from Milwaukee School of Engineering and started his career at Ryerson Steel in Milwaukee.

Wed
26
Jul

Steven C. Oster

Steven Charles Oster, 59, of Dixon, Illinois, died Tuesday, July 18, 2017, at his residence. He worked as a pharmacist for Snyder’s and Shopko in Dixon.

Mr. Oster was born July 10, 1958, in Milwaukee, the son of Charles and Donna Mae (Mueller) Oster. He attended and graduated from Sauk Valley Community College in Dixon, and earned his bachelor’s degree in pharmaceutical science from Drake University in 1981.

Steven had a love for all animals, especially his two pet cockatiels, Shomberg and Madigan, who is 27 years old. He was a die-hard San Francisco Giants fan, and loved to garden in his watermelon patch. He also was a certified personal trainer who very much enjoyed weight training and helping train his friends as a member of the Dixon Family YMCA.

Survivors include his parents, Charles and Donna Mae Oster, of Franklin Grove, and one brother, Greg Oster, of Dixon.

Steven was preceded in death by both his paternal and maternal grandparents.

Wed
26
Jul

Robert Bibelhausen

Robert “Bob” Bibelhausen, 63, of Cecil, passed away on Tuesday, July 25, 2017, to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Born on Oct. 29, 1953, he was the son of the late Edward and Evern (Jannusch) Bibelhausen.

On April 27, 1974, Bob was united in marriage to Judi Anker. They enjoyed 43 years together.

Growing up, Bob worked beside his dad, in their garage, on boat and snowmobile motors, learning as he went. Later, he worked at K & G Sportsland in Shawano, again beside his father. He was then offered a job at ANR Pipeline Company in Bonduel, where he was a welder/operations technician for 37 years, retiring in May 2015.

In his free time Bob enjoyed boating, especially with his Hydrostream boat, and loved going fast. He also enjoyed camping and watching the Green Bay Packers. In his younger years he enjoyed snowmobiling and snowmobile racing as well as watching NASCAR or any type of car racing. Bob was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church Stony Hill.

Wed
26
Jul

Stanton E. Pedersen

Stanton “Stan” E. Pedersen, 88, loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather, left this world on July 19 as a result of a short battle with cancer. During his life, Stan endured the loss of many close relatives, particularly two of his sons (Charles and Cameron), a beloved granddaughter (Shannon) as well as his brother, Frank, and father, Charles, at an early age, but he never lost faith in his Creator, never lost a belief in the goodness of others.

Stan was always a kind, gentle man.

Wed
26
Jul

Donald J. Hirt

Donald J. Hirt, 81, Estero, Florida, and Legend Lake, passed away peacefully on Saturday, July 22, 2017, after a lengthy illness. He was born in Milwaukee on Feb. 9, 1936, to the late Harold Hirt and Jane (Hufschmidt) Bair. On Nov. 16, 1957, he married Viva Jean Oetzel in Milwaukee. Don was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Shawano.

He graduated from North Division High School in Milwaukee in 1953, and he served his country in the U.S. Navy as a submariner from 1956-1958. Don was a self-taught man; there was virtually nothing he couldn’t create or fix. He had a love for NPR’s Click and Clack, woodworking and making things out of copper tubing.

Don was a family legend when it came to making homemade pizzas or old-fashioneds (it’s all about the muddling).

Sat
22
Jul

James H. Gruel

James Henry “Jimbo” Gruel, 53, of Seymour, formerly of Bonduel, passed away on July 21, 2017, in Green Bay after a longtime illness.

Jim was born on July 27, 1963, in Shawano, a son of the late Dale and Barbara (Kittson) Gruel.

Jim worked as a handyman and could make friends with anyone. He loved Chevys and Harleys, and definitely lived life to the fullest.

Jim is survived by two daughters, Alisha “A.J.” (Paul) Six and Tonya Jo Gruel-Wright, both of Ohio; a special niece, Dawn Vigue, of Ohio; siblings, Connie (Peter) Martineau, of Pulaski, Kathy (Steve) Hughes, of Mosinee, David (Noreen) Gruel, of Chilton, Linda (Bill) Biese, of Black Creek, Rick (Joan) Gruel, of Cecil, Barb (Todd) Maves, of Green Bay, and Mari (David) Kriescher, of Green Bay; stepmother, Phyllis Gruel, of Bonduel; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends.

Thu
20
Jul

Richard R. Ott

Richard R. Ott, 64, formerly of Gillett, went home on Tuesday morning, July 18, 2017, surrounded by those he loved. He was born May 14, 1953, to the late Harold and Phyllis (Oudenhoven) Ott and raised in Forest Junction. He attended Brillion High School.

Richard proudly served his country for 22 years from 1971 to 1993. On July 17, 1976, he married Kasandra (Kassie) Kuehl, of Sherwood.

Richard enjoyed the outdoors, including farming in Gillett, geo-caching, traveling and camping. He also enjoyed driving tour bus, especially for the Green Bay Gamblers. It was the time spent with family and friends, especially his grandchildren that he cherished the most.

Richard was truly one of a kind and will be missed greatly.

He is survived by his wife of 41 years, Kassie; his children, Angela Ott, Elizabeth (Jon) Kelnhofer and Ben (Laura) Ott; his grandchildren, Tori, Brenna, Gracelin, Braden, Gretta, Brooklyn and Cooper.

Wed
19
Jul

Gordon R. Sorenson Sr.

Gordon “Ole” Rudolph Sorenson Sr., 86, of Bonduel, passed away on Saturday, July 15, 2017, surrounded by family. He was born on June 22, 1931, to Rudolph and Laura (Johanna) Sorenson. On Dec. 28, 1955, he was united in marriage to Shirley Krause in Michigan.

Gordon loved to work. He was a self-employed businessman for over 60 years. He loved to farm and had a passion for buying and selling real estate and timber.

Gordon is survived by his wife of 61 years, Shirley; son, Gordon Sorenson Jr.; special friends, Kathy and Mandi; daughters, Chris (Randy) Opperman, Judy (Dan) Hawkinson, Mary (Dennis) Przybylski; sisters, Verdell Payne, Jean (Darrel) Kralovetz; 14 loving grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews; as well as numerous other relatives and friends.

Gordon was a loving father, husband, grandfather, great-grandfather and friend to all.

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