Obituaries

Tue
30
Apr

Loren Lee “L.R.” Rouse

Loren Lee “L.R.” Rouse, 77, of the Town of Belle Plaine, passed away on Sunday, April 28, 2019 in Appleton. Loren was born on July 2, 1941, in Shawano, son of the late Lee and Margaret (Bankert) Rouse. Loren was united in marriage to Carol “Cookie” Ludwiczak on Aug. 26, 1961, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Shawano. Carol preceded Loren in death on Jan. 2, 2009. Loren loved the outdoors. He was a proud member of the Blue X Deer Hunting Club in Iron County for 61 years. Loren was a Brewers and Packers fan and loved sports from an early age. He is a member of the Shawano Baseball Hall of Fame and played in many softball leagues and tournaments over the years. Loren was an avid curler and a member of the Clintonville Curling Club. He also loved the races at the Shawano Speedway where he worked Saturday nights for more than 30 years. Loren loved nothing more than spending time with his family and watching his children and grandchildren play sports.

Mon
29
Apr

Clayton ‘Skip’ Van Rens

Clayton “Skip” Van Rens, 84, of Shawano, formerly of Gillett, passed away on Saturday, April 27, 2019, holding his wife’s hand after a courageous battle with cancer. Skip was born in Green Bay on July 3, 1934, to the late Frank and Mabel (DeKelver) Van Rens. Skip was baptized at St. Phillips Church in Green Bay. He graduated from Green Bay East High School in 1953. In 1957 he was drafted into the U.S. Army and was stationed in Fort Hood, TX and later he was also stationed in Germany for 1 1/2 years. He was honorably discharged in 1959.

Skip married Betty Heise on Aug. 29, 1959, at Emmanuel Lutheran Church in Breed. Skip returned to Green Bay to work at Northern Paper and then moved to Gillett and began his employment at Gillett Cement in May 1966 and then retired after 37 1/2 years.

Mon
29
Apr

Roger Ziemer

Roger Ziemer, 83, Green Bay, died Wednesday, April 24, 2019. He was born on Feb. 13, 1936, in Shawano to Fred and Lulabell (Marohl) Ziemer.

Roger attended school in Shawano and graduated from Shawano High School, Class of 1954. He attended St. James Lutheran Church in Shawano and was confirmed in 1950. Throughout his life, Roger had an unwavering faith in God. He served with the U.S. Army from 1955 to 1958, spending two years in Okinawa.

Roger married Joan Tetting in Shawano on Feb. 20, 1960. They had three sons; Steven, Glenn, and Kip. On Oct. 29, 1983, he married Suzanne Huntington Linskens in Green Bay.

Roger spent 10 years working at Shawano Paper Mill. He then worked at Wisconsin Public Service for 26 years, retiring in 1996 from his position as Electrical Distribution Technician.

Mon
29
Apr

Donna Gall

Donna Gall, 75, of Shawano, passed away on April 28, 2019.

Arrangements are pending with Swedberg Funeral Home.

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Mon
29
Apr

Esther Reedy

Esther Reedy, 89, of Gresham, passed away on April 29, 2019.

Arrangements are pending with Swedberg Funeral Home.

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Mon
29
Apr

Loren Rouse

Loren Rouse, 77, of Shawano, passed away on April 28, 2019.

Arrangements are pending with Swedberg Funeral Home.

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Fri
26
Apr

Mary Ann Giese

Mary Ann Giese, 87, of the Town of Waukechon, passed away suddenly on Tuesday evening, April 23, 2019, at ThedaCare Medical Center-Appleton, where she had been a patient for one day.

Mary Ann was born May 29, 1931, in Oconto Falls, a daughter of the late Walter and Mae (Duffeck) Gudwer. She attended school at the Sunny Slope School in Swedetown, then Oconto Falls High School, where she graduated in 1948. Following school, Mary Ann worked at the Northern Shoe Factory in Pulaski. On Dec. 9, 1950, she was united in marriage to Albert J. Giese at Grace Lutheran Church in Oconto Falls. Mary Ann had met Albert while he was working for her father at North Star Cheese Factory in Swedetown.

Fri
26
Apr

Kaisen Edward Bennett

Kaisen Edward Bennett, 4-month-old son of Joshua Allen and Tiffany Elizabeth (Spitzberger) Bennett, passed away on Wednesday, April 24, 2019, at Children’s Hospital in Milwaukee. Kaisen fought a long hard battle from a heart defect that he has had since birth. Kaisen was born on Dec. 27, 2018.

Kaisen is survived by his parents, Joshua and Tiffany Bennett; his brother, Gaige; his maternal-grandparents, Ed and Barb Spitzberger; his paternal-grandparents, Greg and Jackie Stezenski; and his godparents, Jeremy Stezenski and Ashley Bennett. He is further survived by other relatives and friends.

A memorial service for Kaisen will be held at Swedberg Funeral Home in Shawano at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, May 1, 2019. Visitation will be held at the funeral home on Wednesday from 4 p.m. until the time of the service.

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Fri
26
Apr

Mavis A. Krueger

Mavis Krueger, 87, of Shawano, passed away on Wednesday, April 24, 2019, in Shawano. Born on May 5, 1931, Mavis is the daughter of the late John and Phoebe (Knueppel) Rusch. Mavis married John Krueger at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Bonduel on Oct. 22, 1949. John preceded Mavis in death. Mavis was a member of Friedens Evangelical Lutheran Church in Bonduel. She enjoyed tending to her flower gardens, raising chickens, and spending time with her family.

Mavis is survived by three sons, Steven (Brenda) Krueger, of Bonduel, Tom (Carol) Krueger, of Green Bay, and Kevin (Michelle) Krueger, of Pulaski; 10 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren. She is further survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her husband, her parents, and a sister, Bernice Weisnicht.

Fri
26
Apr

Richard L. Genal

On April 23, 2019, at 2:30 p.m. Richard Lee Genal, of Suring, left our lives to be with his heavenly Father and family.

He was always the healthiest sick man we knew. He has suffered from heart problems for years, but it never held him back from living a very full life.

Richard retired from being an engineer from Master Lock, Milwaukee, and Nu-Line Industries, Suring, and started enjoying life on the golf course. He was Suring’s most dedicated of volunteers. Vets 4 Vets of North East Wisconsin was his passion, and he promoted many fundraisers including the procurement of a flag memorial. He was a huge supporter of the GOP and enjoyed his time spent with Governor Walker.

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