Obituaries

Fri
29
Sep

Donald R. Maskewit

Donald R. Maskewit, 84, of Keshena, started his journey to the Spirit World on Wednesday afternoon, Sept. 27, 2017, at Bellin Memorial Hospital in Green Bay.

Funeral service arrangements are pending.

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

Please share online condolences at www.mickelsonfs.com.

Thu
28
Sep

Colleen D. Olick

Colleen D. Olick, 59, of the town of Wescott, passed away Tuesday evening, Sept. 26, 2017, at Froedtert Memorial Hospital in Milwaukee.

Service arrangements are pending and will be announced on Saturday.

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

Please share online condolences at www.mickelsonfs.com.

Thu
28
Sep

Sarene M. Mueller

Sarene M. Mueller, 29, of Shawano, passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, Sept. 26, 2017, in Neenah. Born on Aug. 6, 1988, in Menomonee Falls, she was the daughter of Sarah Koszarek and the late Eugene Mueller Sr.

Sarene loved nature and enjoyed taking walks, but more than anything she loved spending time with her family.

Sarene is survived by four children, Adrion “AJ” Mueller, Anthony Smogoleski Jr, Jayden Mueller and Cameron Mueller; her mother, Sarah Koszarek, of Shawano; her sister, Sandra Koszarek, of Shawano; as well as her nieces and nephew, Jessica, James and Kara.

She was preceded in death by her father, Eugene Mueller Sr., and one brother, Shawn Mueller.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 30, 2017, at Swedberg Funeral Home in Shawano with the Rev. Joel Jores officiating. Visitation will be held at the funeral home on Saturday from 11 a.m. until the time of the service.

Wed
27
Sep

Ruben W. Retzlaff

Ruben W. Retzlaff, 91, of Shawano, passed away on Tuesday, Sept. 26, 2017, in Shawano.

Ruben was born on Oct. 12, 1925, in the town of Belle Plaine to the late Alex and Louise (Bartz) Retzlaff. He attended Grass Lake School and graduated from Shawano High School in 1944.

On Sept. 28, 1947, Ruben was united in marriage to Lorraine Bartz at St. Martin Lutheran Church in the town of Belle Plaine. Besides owning and operating his own dairy farm, he worked at Jolin’s, Bakke Feed & Seed for five years and at Citizens Bank for 10 years as a custodian.

Ruben was a lifelong member of St. Martin Lutheran Church in the town of Belle Plaine, where he held all offices over the years. He served as a director for six years for Equity Oil Co-op, the supervisor for the County Board for six years and served on the board for both the town of Belle Plaine and Shawano. In his free time, he enjoyed hunting and fishing.

Wed
27
Sep

Harvey Marotz

Harvey “Mookie” Marotz, 91, of Shawano, passed away on Tuesday, Sept. 26, 2017.

Harvey was born on Nov. 29, 1925, in Shawano, son of the late Herman and Hilda (Winkler) Marotz. Harvey graduated from Shawano High School in 1943 and enlisted in the United Sates Army Air Corps, reporting for duty on his 18th birthday. He served for two years before being honorably discharged when the war ended. He was a proud member of Shawano American Legion Post 117 for 73 years.

On Dec. 2, 1950, Harvey was united in marriage to Mary Jahnke at St. James Lutheran Church in Shawano. Mary preceded him in death on Nov. 7, 2006. Together Harvey and Mary raised three sons, Scott, Steve and Stuart.

Wed
27
Sep

Phyllis M. St. John

Phyllis Marie (Peretto) St. John, 77, passed away peacefully on Sunday, Sept. 24, 2017, surrounded by family at The Cottages Memory Care in Shawano.

Funeral service arrangements are pending and will be announced at a later date.

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

Please share online condolences at www.mickelsonfs.com.

Wed
27
Sep

Catherine Lash

Catherine “Irene” Lash, 96, of Cecil, passed away on Saturday, Sept. 23, 2017, with family at her side.

Irene was born on Nov. 2, 1920, in East Chicago, Indiana, to the late William and Estella (Hilbrich) Quinn. She moved to Wisconsin with her husband, Ted, on Mother’s Day in 1970. Irene was the matriarch of her family. She was an avid Packers fan, keeping score ledgers from 1980 to the present. Irene also loved playing red-eye dice with friends and spending time with family.

Wed
27
Sep

Charles Malueg Sr.

Charles “Charlie” Malueg Sr., 83, of Tilleda, passed away on Sept. 22, 2017, at Appleton Medical Center after a courageous battle with cancer.

Charlie was born on Nov. 19, 1933, in Juneau, the son of the late William and La Vern (Koeller) Malueg. Charlie was united in marriage to Patricia Wohlfeil on Jan. 16, 1973. He worked with his father in the family cheese-making business, at Marion Body Works for several years, and most recently, drove semis for decades, including for Oak Grove Dairy.

Besides driving his truck, Charlie enjoyed working in his garage and watching classic westerns. He was a member of St. Elias Lutheran Church in the town of Herman.

Wed
27
Sep

Fredrich D. Hesse

Fredrich D. Hesse, 91, of Black River Falls, died Saturday, Sept. 23, 2017, at Pine View Care Center in Black River Falls.

Fred was born on Aug. 10, 1926, in Barre Mills, the son of the late Fredrich and Helen Hesse. He was in the United States Navy from 1944-1946 and was honorably discharged. Fred married the former Beverly Eddy on Aug. 14, 1948. She preceded him in death on Dec. 27, 2000.

In his younger days, Fred built stock car engines and raced stock cars. He enjoyed gardening, building sheds, fabricating trailers and working with his hands. He always had a project in mind or was working on one. There wasn’t anything he couldn’t do.

Sat
23
Sep

James C. Tourtillott

James Charles Tourtillott, 69, of Keshena, formerly of Milwaukee, passed away on Thursday, Sept. 21, 2017.

James was born on May 19, 1948, in Keshena, the son of the late James Charles and Margaret Ann (Snake) Tourtillott and was raised in Neopit. He served in the United States Marine Corps during the Vietnam War from 1966-1970. Upon his honorable discharge, James moved to Milwaukee, where he resided until moving to Keshena a year ago.

James is survived by his children, Lisa Marie (Thomas) Medley, Jamie (Michael) Groll, Stacy Ann Tolentino, and stepdaughter Diana Hoddleston; five grandchildren, Natasha, Thomas, Laila, Azucena and Anthony; three sisters, Mary Ann (Arnold) Metoxen, of Oneida, Heidi Tourtillott, of Arizona, and Lori Leiser, of Milwaukee; three brothers, Mark (Cathy) Tourtillott, of Lindenwold, New Jersey, Keith (Lona) Tourtillott, of Keshena, and Thomas Tourtillott, of Nekoosa; as well as nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

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