Obituaries

Wed
29
Aug

Richard Paul Skalitzky

Richard P. Skalitzky, 72, passed away on Saturday, Aug. 25, 2018, in Appleton. Richard was born in Shawano on May 6, 1946, the son of the late Benedict and Alice (Blish) Skalitzky. He enlisted in the United States Marine Corps. On Aug. 7, 1987, he was united in marriage to Debra Fischer Grueb in Shawano. He worked for Montour-Engel for 50 years. Richard enjoyed camping, working, watching the Packers and his dogs.

Richard is survived by his wife, Debra; children, Diana (Tim) Tomas, Jessica (Bret Fischer) Skalitzky, Michael (Emily) Grueb and Melissa (Joey) Goldsberry; 11 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; brothers, Eugene (Eileen) Skalitzky and Mike (Barb) Skalitzky; sister-in-law, Karen Skalitzky; and other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents and two siblings, Dennis and Barb.

Wed
29
Aug

Roger R. Hanson

Roger Robert Hanson, 81, of Seymour, died on Monday morning, Aug. 27, 2018, at St. Vincent Hospital following heart surgery. He was born March 5, 1937, the son of the late Alfred and Catherine (Mueller) Hanson.

He grew up on a dairy farm in the Town of Almon and learned woodworking from his grandfather, a hobby he enjoyed in his retirement years.

Roger loved the Brewers, Packers, deer hunting, playing cards and tending his flower gardens.

He married Judith Ann Barbara Hartleben on July 9, 1960, in Tigerton. They moved to Seymour in 1962.

Roger was employed at the local cheese factory near Bowler for seven years, was a member of the Wisconsin National Guard, the Red Arrow Unit for nine years, was called to active duty from 1961-1962 being stationed in Fort Lewis, Washington. He began a career at Appleton Coated Paper Company, working until his retirement in 1999.

Wed
29
Aug

Janice Marie Tourtillott ‘Miskogiizhikikwe’ Red Sky Woman

Janice Marie Tourtillott, 79, of Shawano, died on Saturday, Aug. 25, 2018, while surrounded by her family. Born on Feb. 17, 1939, in Keshena, she is the daughter of the late Charles and Emily (Reil) Tourtillott. She is a member of St. Anthony Catholic Church in Neopit. Janice loved riding in the woods, partridge hunting, the Packers and family gatherings.

Janice is survived by her daughters, Carolyn (Emil) Dalum, Kathryn (Dale) Ziarnik, Sue Weso and Linda (Matt) White Sr.; her grandchildren, Kaso, Matt, Keniahkiw, Steve, Julie, Pehsapan, B.J., Binnay, Jesse, Matt Jr., Walter and Patrick; 22 great-grandchildren, including Awan, whom she raised; special friends, Deb Web, Nanine, Olga, Patsy, Sibby, Bird and Al; godchildren, Marilyn, Irene and C.M., as well as numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends, including special fur babies, Cash and Remington.

Wed
29
Aug

Guy R. ‘Tookie’ Moede

Guy R. Moede passed away unexpectedly at his home in Morgan Siding, on Aug. 25, 2018, at the age of 87. Guy was born on May 9, 1931, and raised in Morgan Siding with his siblings. He served in the United States Marine Corps during the Korean conflict. He was a proud member of the Stockbridge-Munsee Tribe, Mohican Veterans, and American Legion Post 390 in Gresham. He was also a retired member of the Boiler Makers Union 107.

Guy is survived by his daughters, Jeannie (Jack) Shilts, Oleyna (Jan) Hirthe and Theresa (Terrence) Miller; grandchildren, Guy Shilts, Josh (Justine) Moede, Shilo (Todd) Shilts, Julie (Todd) Kraus, Nicole Oviedo, Dee (Daniel) Castellanos and Tyler (Jessica) Miller; 10 great-grandchildren with one due in November. He is further survived by his siblings, William (Marion) Moede, JoAnne Welk, Meryl “Butch” Moede, Jerry Moede, Larry Moede, Ruth “Toot” Eggert, and Bert Moede Sr.; as well as numerous nieces, nephews and many friends.

Sat
25
Aug

Sheila C. Koons

Sheila Koons, 72, of Wausaukee, passed away on Thursday, Aug. 23, 2018, in Shawano. Sheila is the daughter of George and the late Joyce (Bird) Koons. Sheila graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay and taught second grade in Wausaukee for many years. In her free time, she loved to read and follow politics.

Sheila is survived by her father, George Koons, of Shawano, and a cousin, Doris Fetterholf, of Illinois.

She was preceded in death by her mother, Joyce Koons, and her sister, Linda Porter.

A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Aug. 30, 2018, at Swedberg Funeral Home in Shawano. Inurnment will be in Woodlawn cemetery in Shawano. Visitation will be held at the funeral home on Thursday from 10 a.m. until the time of the service.

www.swedbergfuneralhome.com

Fri
24
Aug

Priscilla Mae Watters

Priscilla M. Watters, 86, of Tilleda, died on Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2018 in Clintonville. Born on May 21, 1932, in Birnamwood, she is the daughter of the late William and Esther (Brei) Tober. Priscilla is a graduate of Shawano High School. Priscilla was united in marriage to Levi D. Watters on May 10, 1952, at Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Pella. The couple moved to Milwaukee, where she was employed by Master Lock. Upon returning to this area, she was employed by Schultz Brothers, along with Caroline Ballroom. She was very active as a member of Peace Lutheran Church in Tilleda, including the Ladies’ Aid and the Altar Guild. She enjoyed sewing, gardening and her time as a Shawano County 4-H leader.

Thu
23
Aug

Glenn Tuszkowski

Glenn Tuszkowski, of Birnamwood, died Sunday, August 12, 2018, at Cloverleaf Assisted Living under the care of his family and LeRoyer Hospice. He was 53 years old. He was born on Oct. 16, 1964, a son of the late Myron and Irene Tuszkowski.

Glenn graduated from Rosholt High School.

He married Debra Meverden on Nov. 1, 1991; the couple later divorced.

Glenn was employed at Kersten Lumber Mill in Birnamwood for 26 years.

He enjoyed working on cars, spending time with his kids and grandchildren.

Survivors include a daughter, Ashley Tuszkowski, of Birnamwood; two sons, Aaron Tuszkowski and Austin Tuszkowski, both of Birnamwood; a sister, Nancy (Leo) Kenowski; a brother, Jerome Tuszkowski; and four grandchildren, Kayleigh, Kaden, Kayson and Aubree.

A celebration of life will be held in October. For more information, please contact his daughter Ashley at ashleytuszkowski2792@gmail.com

Wed
22
Aug

Patrick J. Crawford

Patrick James Crawford, 92, of Shawano, gently passed away on Sunday, Aug. 19, 2018, surrounded by his adoring children and cherished wife, Ruth, of 67 years. While bathed in the radiant light of God’s love from a magnificent sunset on the Wolf River, Ruth comforted him with kisses and affirmations of their love for one another. Shortly after Pat summoned the strength to kiss Ruth one last time and with the tender encouragement of his children and loving permission from Ruth, Pat transitioned peacefully from this life to his birthday in heaven.

Wed
22
Aug

Michel C. Schuler

Michel C. “Mike” Schuler of the Town of Wescott passed away peacefully at home in the arms of his loving wife on Aug. 18, 2018, at the age of 75 after fighting a courageous battle with leukemia. He was born June 27, 1943, in Manitowoc, the fourth of five sons to the late Fredrick “Fritz” and Evelyn (Kraft) Schuler. He graduated from Manitowoc Lincoln High School.

Wed
22
Aug

Clarence J. Fish

Clarence John “Jack” Fish, 70, of West Allis, passed away on Sunday, Aug. 19, 2018, in Waukesha. Jack was born on Dec. 15, 1947, in Keshena, son of the late Clarence and Mary “Julienne” (Boivin) Fish. He is a graduate of Shawano High School. On Oct. 27, 1967, Jack was united in marriage to Faye Cox, who preceded him in death on April 8, 1997. Jack enlisted in the United States Army on Jan. 18, 1968, serving our country until his honorable discharge on Dec. 21, 1969. Jack worked at Caterpiller and then Cooper Power Systems. His hobbies included hunting, fishing, camping and shooting pool. Jack was a very charismatic guy with a great smile and a flare for life. He loved his family and enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren.

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