Obituaries

Thu
01
Nov

Roger L. Gensler

Roger L. Gensler, 84, of the Town of Bear Creek, passed away Wednesday morning, Oct. 31, 2018, at his daughter’s home in the Town of Royalton.

The Eberhardt-Stevenson Funeral Home and Crematory, Clintonville, is assisting the family.

Wed
31
Oct

Clarence H. Schneider

Clarence H. “Tootie” Schneider, 83, of Cecil, passed peacefully at home with his loving wife and family at his side. He was born on the family farm in the Town of Green Valley on March 4, 1935, the son of the late Clarence G. and Margaret (Hansen) Schneider. Clarence met his future wife, Barbara Donnelly, at a dance at the Shawano County Park, and they were united in marriage on May 15, 1954, at St. Martin of Tours Catholic Church in Cecil. The couple celebrated 64 years of marriage this year. Clarence and Barb lived and worked on the home farm near White Clay Lake while raising their six children. In 1996, Clarence retired from farming, at which point he would take his Ranger to regularly check on all the local farmers. Throughout his life he enjoyed hunting, golfing, bowling, rafting, snowmobiling, collecting antique John Deere Tractors and traveling, especially to Hawaii.

Wed
31
Oct

Lulabelle J. Drath

Lulabelle Jane (Braun) Drath, 80, of Gillett, who loved Jesus, went to be with our Lord on Sunday, Oct. 28, 2018.

She was born in Shawano on June 29, 1938, a daughter of the late Walter and Nora (Dumke) Braun. Lulabelle attended local schools and was a graduate of Gillett High School. She married Leon James Drath on Feb. 10, 1962, and together they raised two daughters. The family made their home in Brookfield before retiring to Gillett in a home that Lulabelle herself designed.

Wed
31
Oct

Joann B. Lubinski

Joann Barbara Lubinski, 70, of Shawano, passed away from cancer on Sunday, Oct. 28, 2018, at home surrounded by her loving family.

Joann was born on Jan. 25, 1948, in Shawano to the late Albert and Effie (Hammond) Rindt. She graduated from Shawano High School in 1966. Joann earned her associate’s degree from Green Bay Vocational School. On June 7, 1969, she married the love of her life, Travis Lubinski, in Shawano. Joann worked alongside Travis for 17 years as the secretary for Travis Distributing Company. She also spent many years managing the Shawano Shell Convenience Store. Most recently, she worked as the manager at Stadium Shell in Green Bay for Titletown Oil.

Joann enjoyed going to the movies with Travis, watching basketball, ruffed grouse hunting and attending other sporting events, especially Packer games. She also loved collecting a variety of different cookbooks.

Wed
31
Oct

John E. Dahl

John E. Dahl, 71, of Freedom, formerly of Marion, passed away unexpectedly on Oct. 28, 2018. John was born on July 21, 1947, son of Chester and Adeline Dahl of Bowler. He spent his childhood on the family dairy farm in Bowler. After graduation he attended Antigo Teachers College to begin his educational career. He continued his education with a bachelor’s degree from University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point and a master’s degree from UW-Oshkosh. He married Mary Voelker on Aug. 11, 1973, and they were blessed with 45 years of marriage. John was a teacher for the Marion School District his entire professional career, serving in various capacities from principal, teacher and basketball coach.

Wed
31
Oct

Lois Gottschalk

Lois “Sheba” Gottschalk, 97, passed away on Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2018, at ThedaCare Medical Center of Shawano. Lois was born on April 18, 1921, in Birnamwood to the late Leon “Ben” and Sophia (Behm) Theis. Following her graduation from Shawano High School in 1939, she trained to become a beautician. She married Urban Gottschalk on May 26, 1943, in Oklahoma City before his deployment to Europe. After the war, Lois and Urban moved back to Shawano, where they started their family.

Left to cherish her memory are her children, W. Kirby (Jan) Gottschalk, of Chapel Hill, North Carolina; Ellen (Greg) Goeller, of Hartford; son-in-law, Jim (Cathy) Twesme, of Madison; grandchildren, Elizabeth Gottschalk, W. Jordan (Kady) Gottschalk, Braden (Rachel Dees) Twesme, Tasha (Ryan) Igielski, Maisie Twesme, Garrett (Lindsey Kiel) Goeller, Julia (Ryan Mancheski) Goeller and Granite Goeller; and many nieces, nephews, family and friends.

Wed
31
Oct

William S. Gehrke

William “Bill” S. Gehrke, 82, of Clintonville, passed away Sunday evening, Oct. 28, 2018 at ThedaCare Regional Medical Center, Neenah.

The Eberhardt-Stevenson Funeral Home and Crematory, Clintonville, is assisting the family.

Wed
31
Oct

Madison M. Pluger

Madison Marie Pluger, 12, of Spencer, was carried by Jesus to Heaven Saturday evening, Oct. 27, 2018, as the result of injuries sustained in a go-karting accident in Oconto County.

Madison Marie Pluger was born on May 19, 2006, in Oconto Falls as the daughter of Krystle (Nick) Tomczik and Chad (Sarah Sleeman) Pluger. Madison loved playing sports, especially volleyball and basketball. She enjoyed hanging out with her friends, dancing with her brother and sisters and gave the best piggyback rides. Madison’s smile could light up a room, and she always wanted to help others. She wasn’t given time to become the surgeon she always wanted to be. However, as an organ donor, Madison’s dream of saving lives has now come true. Her family’s love surrounds her until they are able to be together again.

Sat
27
Oct

Ila L. Montour

Ila LaBonna Montour, 87, of Shawano, passed away on Oct. 20, 2018, in Shawano. Born on Jan. 13, 1931, in the Town of Washington, Ila was the daughter of the late Herman and Rosetta (Rueckert) Marohl. On Aug. 16, 1952, she was united in marriage to the late Neil L. Montour at White Clay Lake Lutheran Church. Neil and Ila adored each other; they were devoted partners and took good care of each other. Ila’s legacy is the family she created with Neil, their children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Ila dearly loved her family; over the years, one of her favorite things was spending time with them and hearing about their lives.

Sat
27
Oct

Thomas E. Stuyvenberg

Thomas E. (Tom) Stuyvenberg, 62, died Oct. 10 following a brain aneurysm after a years-long struggle with dementia. Tom valued the time spent with his faithful companion and caregiver, Bill Wilson, as well as the beloved pets he and Bill cared for, Lady, Molly, and Devin. Tom enjoyed the simple pleasures of the rustic property he and Bill shared, like feeding the deer and birds that lived on the land.

Tom was known for his warm, good-humored presence. He loved to chat with friends and strangers alike. Before his illness, Tom played darts, shot pool and occasionally enjoyed a cold Old Style. During his life, Tom owned a variety of cars, motorcycles, snowmobiles and other vehicles and could expound in detail about each of these. Tom lived much of his life in Kimberly, where he worked at the Kimberly mill until its closure in 2008.

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