Obituaries

Thu
25
Apr

Guy Grignon Sr.

Guy Gerald Grignon Sr., 81, of Keshena, died peacefully at his home Tuesday, April 23, 2019. He was born in Keshena on Nov. 13, 1937, to the late Jerome and Sunday (Tourtillott) Grignon. He spent his entire life on the Menominee Reservation, growing up in Neopit with his many siblings and later settling in the Chickney Creek area among family and friends. His life was guided by his faith and devotion to the church. He enjoyed spending time with his loved ones and enjoyed hunting, fishing and many sports — either participating or watching. He excelled in sports during his youth and was a four-sport athlete at Shawano High School. He earned all-conference honors in basketball, football, track and baseball. He was a key figure in the 1956 State Basketball Championship. He was generous in sharing his knowledge with young athletes looking to improve their performance. He was especially kind, and you could count on him for a good story, quick wit and laughter.

Thu
25
Apr

Ronald E. Martin

Ronald E. Martin, 79, of Bowler, was reunited in Heaven with his beautiful wife, Theresa, on Tuesday, April 23, 2019. Ron was born on Feb. 18, 1940, to the late Edwin and Margaret (Welch) Martin. On May 7, 1960, he was united in marriage to Theresa A. Martin at St. Michael’s Catholic Church in Keshena.

“Many Trails,” as many knew him, drove semi for over 30 years, mostly with Hoffman Transit. Upon retiring, he served his community by working in the pharmacy at the Stockbridge-Munsee Health and Wellness Center, and then he went to work part-time at the elder center as a greeter. He loved to visit with everyone and make new friends along the way. He also loved to play rummy with his fellow elders.

Tue
23
Apr

Mattelin Annie Samson Hailey Kaye

Sisters Mattelin “Mattie” Annie Samson, 4, and Hailey Kaye, 3 months, were delivered into the arms of Jesus and united with Mattie’s earthly father, Matthew Samson, on April 19, 2019. Both were born in Green Bay.

Mattie was born on May 29, 2014, and Hailey was born on Jan. 24, 2019.

Cherished daughters of Kate Samson, the girls are also survived by older brothers, Tanner and Maddox, as well as many members of the Wesse and Samson families, including grandparents, aunts, uncles and cousins, in addition to dear family friends, all of whom will forever remember the radiant light they brought to this world.

Tue
23
Apr

Troy M. Tourtillott

Troy Michael Tourtillott, 54, passed away Sunday, April 21, 2019, at home surrounded by his children, mother and stepfather after his courageous battle against cancer. He was born Jan. 21, 1965, in Milwaukee to Marie Salgado and LaVern C. Tourtillott. He was 1983 graduate of John Marshall High School. Troy also graduated from Milwaukee Area Technical College as a machinist. He practiced his trade as a machinist in Menomonee Falls, Mayville, Marion, Shawano and Green Bay.

Mon
22
Apr

Veronica Neuman

Veronica Neuman, 95, of Stevens Point, formerly of Shawano, passed away peacefully on Monday, Feb. 18, 2019, at Brookdale Senior Living. Veronica was born in Streator, Illinois, on Oct. 15, 1923, daughter of the late James and Elizabeth (Yunker) Telford. Upon the death of her parents, Veronica and her younger brother, Herbert, moved to Stiles Township to live with their Uncle Charles and Aunt Jennie on the Telford family farm. Veronica was a 1942 graduate of Lena High School and worked as a maid and waitress during her high school years. After high school Veronica attended teacher training at Marinette and later earned a B.S. from the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh. Veronica married Emil Neuman on Nov. 10, 1945, at Christ Church, in Hintz, Underhill Township. Emil preceded Veronica in death in 1991. After they were married, Emil and Veronica moved to the Shawano area where Veronica worked as a teacher.

Mon
22
Apr

Steven J. Kienast Sr.

Steven J. Kienast Sr., 60, of Clintonville, passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, April 16, 2019, at Froedtert Hospital in Milwaukee.

Steven James Kienast was born on Aug. 31, 1958, in Waukesha to Calvin and Virginia (Cass) Kienast. He grew up in Waukesha and graduated from Waukesha North High School. Steve entered the U.S. Army and served from 1975 to 1981, stationed mostly in Germany. He was married twice and was blessed with three children. Steve was employed for many years as a mail sorter at the U.S. Post Office in Waukesha, retiring in the mid-1990s. In the late 1990s, he settled in Clintonville.

Mon
22
Apr

Deanna H. Kumpula

Deanna H. Kumpula, 80, of Shawano, passed away on April 17, 2019, at her home surrounded by her family. She was born on May 28, 1938, in Ishpeming, Michigan, the daughter of the late Harold and Emma (Steffenhagen) Nicklaus. She graduated from A.D. Johnston High School in Bessemer, Michigan, in 1955. Deanna was united in marriage to Gary Kumpula on Feb. 17, 1979, at Our Savior Free Lutheran Church in Bessemer, Michigan. She was a bookkeeper for many companies, later retiring from Meals on Wheels in Shawano County. Deanna and Gary enjoyed traveling and camping, especially the time spent at Holtwood Campground in Oconto. She treasured the time spent with family and friends.

Mon
22
Apr

Gerald (Jerry) Hans Alfheim

Gerald H. Alfheim, 82, of Gresham, passed away peacefully at home on Friday, April 19, 2019. He was born on Oct. 14, 1936 in the Town of Birnamwood. He was the youngest of eight children, born to the late Hans and Cora (Matson) Alfheim. Jerry graduated from Wittenberg High School in 1955, and continued his education at the University of Wisconsin-Stout, where he earned his Bachelor of Science in education in 1959. Jerry was united in marriage to Alice Hafferman in Tilleda on Nov. 30, 1957.

Mon
22
Apr

Irene M. Mayer

Angels came to take Irene Marie Mayer, 90, of Bonduel, to heaven on Good Friday, April 19, 2019. She passed away at her home with her family by her side. Irene was born in the Town of Washington on July 9, 1928, to the late Albert and Elsie (Rademann) Mueller. On Aug. 24, 1947, Irene was united in marriage to Clarence William Mayer at St. John’s Church in Cecil. Irene and Clarence farmed in the Town of Washington until 1974 when the couple moved to Bonduel. Irene worked as a cook for the Bonduel School District for 23 years, retiring in 2006. Clarence preceded Irene in death on Jan. 22, 2008. Irene was a faithful member of Immanuel Lutheran Church in White Clay Lake, where she was active with the Ladies Aid and enjoyed attending Bible studies. She enjoyed bowling in her younger years, baking her special bars and watching the Brewers.

Fri
19
Apr

LeeAnn Dorn

We were not ready to say goodbye.

LeeAnn Dorn, 60, passed away unexpectedly at her home. Affectionately known by family and friends as “LeeAnnie,” “Lan,” “Wigs,” “LeeLee” and her most recent and coveted nickname, “Giggle Grammy”.

LeeAnn was born on July 2, 1958, in Germantown, Wisconsin, and was a perfectly timed gift for her patriotic parents Reuben and Betty Schaetzel.

She was preceded in death by her loving parents and a brother, Gary.

She is survived by a sister and brother in-law, Gale and Jim Drenning; her daughter and son in-law, Melissa and Brad Arndt; her son, Brad Boettcher; and her four grandchildren, Bennett, Charlotte, Lucas and Logan Arndt.

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