Obituaries

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08
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Bernita Evenstad

Bernita Evenstad, 78, of North Fort Myers, Florida, went to heaven to be with God on April 8, 2017. She was surrounded by her loving family.

Bernita was born on Aug. 19, 1938, in Shawano to Leonard and LaVerna (Brauer) Braatz. Bernita graduated from Shawano High School in 1956. She then married Gordon L. Evenstad on March 30, 1957. Together they built a loving family, including five daughters and one son.

Bernita enjoyed crafting, cooking, quality time with family, teaching children and, most importantly, was an avid Green Bay Packers fan.

Bernita is survived by her spouse, Gordon L. Evenstad; her five daughters, Debra L. Seiler (Larry), Kathryn L. Hendzel (Jeff), Michelle L. Frazzini (Charles), Erin L. Matyas (Jason) and Kari L. Evenstad, numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren; and her brothers, Ronald, Richard and Gene Braatz.

Thu
08
Jun

Jack Ruffert

A memorial service for Jack Ruffert will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, June 10, 2017, at Swedberg Wendt Funeral Home in Bonduel with chaplain Ron Urmanski officiating.

Visitation will be held at the funeral home on Saturday from noon until the time of the service.

www.swedbergfuneralhome.com

Thu
08
Jun

Vicki L. Stevens

Vicki L. Stevens, “Apumihleexkwee,” 54, of Bowler, passed away on Wednesday, June 7, 2017, at her home. Born on Dec. 10, 1962, in Chicago, she was the daughter of the late Sandra (Richards) Martin and her father, Bernard Bowman, and her dad, John Martin.

Vicki graduated from Silver Lake College and worked for the Stockbridge Munsee Tribe all her life. On June 18, 2009, Vicki was united in marriage to Chris Stevens in Bowler. She was a wonderful teacher and mentor to many. Vicki enjoyed gardening, but more than anything, she loved spending time with her family.

Vicki is survived by her husband, Chris; five children, Perry, Jeffery (Chaundra), Martin, Raiden and Jaiyanna; four grandchildren, Aubree, Zavier, Jazzalynn and Keiannah. She is further survived by her father, Bernard Bowman; her dad, John Martin; and six siblings, Samantha, Benny (Cheri), Anne (Roger), Becky, Bobby and Beverly.

Wed
07
Jun

Betty J. Brunner

Feb. 28, 1938 – June 5, 2017

Surrounded by the love of her family, Betty Jewel Brunner passed peacefully in the comfort of her earthly home into her heavenly kingdom. She was a three-time cancer survivor, and while she couldn’t beat the fourth bout, she is now in heaven claiming the ultimate victory where cancer cannot ravage her body any more.

Wed
07
Jun

William C. Zimdars

William C. “Bill” Zimdars, 70, of Leopolis, passed away on Monday, June 5, 2017, at ThedaCare Medical Center in Shawano.

Bill was born on Jan. 2, 1947, to the late Herbert and Emgard (Zahn) Zimdars. After graduating from Marion High School in 1965, he worked at Briggs & Stratton in Milwaukee and came home every weekend to help take care of the family farm. In 1964, he met the love of his life, Sylvia, at a Christmas dance at the Tigerton Dells. For Sylvia’s high school graduation, Bill bought her a stereo and an engagement ring. On July 3, 1966, Bill and Sylvia were married and made their home in Leopolis.

Wed
07
Jun

Mary L. Gosz

Mary L. Gosz, 74, of Shawano, passed away on Saturday, June 3, 2017, in Shawano. Born in Clintonville on Jan. 17, 1943, Mary was the daughter of the late David and Mabel (Olson) McGlin.

On May 20, 1978, Mary was united in marriage to Thomas Gosz at Christus Lutheran Church in Clintonville. She lived in the Clintonville and Shawano area all of her life. She enjoyed gardening, reading and her cats. More than anything, Mary loved spending time with her family and cooking for their family gatherings.

Mary is survived by her husband of 39 years, Tom; two children, Crystal (Aaron) Voight, of Shawano, and Greg Gosz, of Shawano; and five grandchildren, Jasmine, James, Jerome, Soseah and Sapahtis. She is further survived by two sisters, Romano Ludvigsen, of Embarrass, and Delores (Kermit) Derozier, of Clintonville.

She was preceded in death by her parents and two brothers, David Jr. and Ervin.

Wed
07
Jun

Eugene G. Bennett

Eugene G. Bennett, 83, of Shawano, passed away on Sunday morning, June 4, 2017, at Maple Lane Health Care Center, where he had been a resident for the past 18 months.

Gene was born on Jan. 30, 1934, in the town of Red Springs, a son of the late Francis and Edna (Welch) Bennett. He graduated from Gresham High School. Following high school Gene entered the United States Marine Corps and served during the Korean War. Upon returning from service, he moved back to the Red Springs area.

On Nov. 22, 1958, Gene was united in marriage to Margaret C. “Marge” Spurrier at the Mission Church in the town of Red Springs. Following their marriage the couple lived in Hartford, then Wauwatosa, where they remained for 25 years. Gene was employed with the operating engineers in New Berlin for over 25 years.

On June 26, 2007, Marge passed away, and Eugene moved back to the area.

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07
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.

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
03
Jun

Patricia Delmont Albertin Jeffrey

Patricia “Pat” Delmont Albertin Jeffrey passed away quietly on May 13, 2017, in Suamico after a brave struggle with dementia. Born Aug. 16, 1928, in Green Bay to Anton and Lottie Delmont, she came into the world with a smile on her face and a song in her heart. Those traits were with her to the end.

Pat graduated from Green Bay West High School and went on to La Crosse College, where she met her first husband, Harold Albertin. After an extended honeymoon in Fort Collins, Colorado, where Harold received a master’s degree in education, the couple returned to Wisconsin and eventually settled in Shawano, where she began to raise her three children.

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03
Jun

Anita E. Benter Thompson

Anita Elsie Benter Thompson, 86, of Port Charlotte, Florida, passed away on Memorial Day, May 29, 2017, at Harbour Health Center, Port Charlotte, having recently spent time with each of her three children and suffering through the battle of COPD.

Anita was born in Bonduel on Oct. 7, 1930, to Clara (Haferman) and Edwin Benter, the second of three children.

Anita graduated from Bonduel High School in 1948 as valedictorian of her class. She attended business school in Green Bay and worked shortly at the Bonduel State Bank until moving to Madison in 1950. While in Madison, Anita worked at University Hospital and through her roommates met the love of her life, James Thompson. Anita and James married in 1954 and moved to Watertown. Soon after they moved to Racine and raised three children whom she was very involved with and very proud of. In 1987 they moved to Punta Gorda, Florida, to fulfill a retirement dream.

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