Obituaries

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14
Jun

Frank E. Polkowski

Frank E. Polkowski, Shawano, passed away June 11, 2017. Born in Evanston, Illinois, he was the son of the late Ruth (Meier) and Frank Polkowski Sr. He grew up in Deerfield, Illinois, graduated from Deerfield High School and Northern Illinois University, DeKalb.

On Nov. 11, 1978, Frank was united in marriage to Peggy Reed at St. John’s Catholic Church in Seymour. Frank retired from the U.S. Postal Service in 2011. He was his sons’ biggest fan, watching them play sports and coaching basketball. He enjoyed being outdoors, hunting and playing cards. Frank was a loving husband, father, grandfather and brother and valued most, his time with his family making summer memories at Loon Lake.

Wed
14
Jun

Carl E. Jahnke

Carl E. Jahnke, 90, of the town of Wescott, passed away on Sunday, June 11, 2017, with his family by his side.

Funeral service arrangements are pending and will be announced on Thursday.

Mickelson Funeral & Cremation Service of Shawano is assisting the family with arrangements.

Please share online condolences at www.mickelsonfs.com.

Wed
14
Jun

Elaine R. Schoenborn

Elaine R. Schoenborn, 72, of Shawano, passed away unexpectedly at her home on Monday, June 12, 2017.

Funeral service arrangements are pending and will be announced on Thursday.

Mickelson Funeral & Cremation Service of Shawano is assisting the family with arrangements.

Please share online condolences at www.mickelsonfs.com.

Sat
10
Jun

Margarete B. Pichler

Margarete B. Pichler, 90, of De Pere, passed away on Wednesday, June 7, 2017. She was born on April 16, 1927, to the late Frank and Helen (Faubel) Reddick in Middle Inlet.

On June 7, 1947, Margarete married Edward Pichler. He preceded her in death in 1980. She worked as a cook for many years for the Milwaukee school system, for the senior citizens in Marinette County and a restaurant near home. She especially enjoyed cooking and spending time with her family.

Margarete was a member of the Red Hat Society. She was very active in her church and a member of a circle group and the Mission Sewing Group. She also enjoyed bingo.

Sat
10
Jun

Roberta J. Escalante

Roberta J. Escalante, 60, of Neopit, started her journey to the Spirit World on Friday morning, June 9, 2017, in Shawano.

Roberta was born May 25, 1957, in Shawano, a daughter of the late Samuel and Eleanore (Nahwahquaw) Pyawasit. She attended the Gresham schools.

She was united in marriage to Louis Escalante. The couple lived in Estherville, Iowa, for the past five years. Most recently she had been employed as a cashier at Walmart.

She enjoyed spending time with her family, cookouts, fishing and attending rummage sales.

Survivors include her husband, Louis Escalante, of Estherville, Iowa; her five children, Greg (Lynell Waubanascum) Pyawasit, of Middle Village; Nicholas Escalante, of Green Bay, Derrick Escalante, of Minneapolis, Minnesota, Leighton (Natasha Wayka) Escalante, of Superior, Iowa, and Trevor Escalante, of Estherville, Iowa; nine grandchildren; one brother, Lawrence (Linda) Pyawasit, of Zoar; one sister, Barbara (Myron) Wayka, of Neopit.

Fri
09
Jun

Elsbeth J. Kriewaldt

Elsbeth J. Kriewaldt, 96, of Appleton, passed away peacefully Tuesday evening, June 6, 2017, at Rennes Health & Rehabilitation Center in Appleton.

Elsbeth was born on March 21, 1921, in the town of Larrabee, Waupaca County, as the daughter of the late Emil and Mary (Schultz) Siefert. She graduated with Clintonville High School’s Class of 1939 and shortly after moved to Milwaukee, where she worked as a personal caregiver. On Oct. 11, 1941, Elsbeth was united in marriage to Edwin R. Kriewaldt in Clintonville. The couple then farmed in the town of Matteson and town of Bear Creek. Upon retirement, they lived in homes in the Clintonville and Shawano area.

Fri
09
Jun

Richard L. Engel

Richard L. Engel, 76, born on Dec. 14, 1939, passed away on Sept. 24, 2016, in Appleton.

Richard grew up in Shawano and often traveled back in his RV. Born in Shawano, son of Roy and Joyce Engel, he was one of three children. He served in the Army until 1961. He graduated from the University of Wisconsin in 1967 with a degree in English. He worked as a photographer and later the personnel director of Ray-O-Vac in Fennimore,then transferred to the Steinen Company in Kinston, North Carolina, and then transferred as manager to the MacIntyre company in Thomaston, Connecticut, until he retired in 2007. Upon retirement, Richard lived and traveled the country in an RV. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, exploring, traveling and experiencing incredible adventures around the entire USA.

He was predeceased by his wife of 43 years, Robbin Engel, and his father, Roy Engel.

Fri
09
Jun

Ruth L. Koeller

Ruth L. Koeller, 87, of Appleton, formerly of Embarrass, went to be with her Lord on Wednesday, June 7, 2017, at her residence at Brewster Village.

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

Thu
08
Jun

Alma M. Krueger

Alma Mathilda Viola (Knitt) Krueger, 99, passed away late Saturday evening, June 3, 2017, at her home with her family at her side.

The former Alma Knitt was born on Nov. 21, 1917, in the town of Larabee, Waupaca County, a daughter of the late Henry and Bertha (Gast) Knitt. She attended country schools. On June 23, 1938, she was united in marriage to Albert E. Krueger in Clintonville. Following their marriage the couple lived and farmed in Bear Creek for 10 years. The couple then lived in Hilbert until their retirement in 1972, when they moved to Shawano Lake. She had been employed at Tecumseh Products in New Holstein for many years.

Alma is a member of St. Jakobi Lutheran Church, town of Richmond. She loved to travel with her husband in their motor home. She was an excellent cribbage player and enjoyed knitting, crocheting and playing bingo. Albert preceded Alma in death on May 1, 2000.

Thu
08
Jun

Adeline Utech

Adeline Utech, 103, passed away peacefully with family by her side on Friday, June 2, 2017, after a full and active life. Adeline was a woman of faith and accepted each day as a blessing with a smile.

Adeline was born on May 24, 1914, in the Township of Berlin, Marathon County, to Robert and Matilda (Schuster) Seefeld. Sadly, Matilda died when Adeline was 7 months old. She was raised by her aunt and uncle, Emil and Matilda (Seefeld) Genrich.

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