Obituaries

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May

Val J. Quaintance

Val J. Quaintance, 78, of Bear Creek passed away Thursday, May 3, 2018, at her home.

Beil-Didier Funeral Home, Clintonville, is assisting the family.

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04
May

Veronica A. Kristof

Veronica Ann Kristof, 94, formerly of Leopolis, passed away peacefully on May 3, 2018, at Atrium Health-Maple Lane in Shawano. Born on Aug. 26, 1923, in Gresham, she was the youngest daughter of the late Nicholas and Mary (Boudnik) Stezenski. After graduating from Gresham High School in 1941, Veronica joined her sister Frances in traveling to Milwaukee in 1942 to work as a welder during World War II. Upon returning to Lyndhurst in 1944, she cleaned houses and joined the other Gresham girls on weekends at one of the local dance halls, where she met her future husband, Floyd. On June 15, 1946, she was united in marriage to Floyd Kristof at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Leopolis. The couple farmed in the Town of Seneca until their retirement in 1983. Upon retirement, the couple traveled the country on numerous bus tours and enjoyed finding a good polka dance or card game. She was an avid BABA Leopolis Bulldogs, Packers and Brewers fan.

Wed
02
May

Margo J. Nelis

Margo Jane (Miller) Nelis, 73, of Bowler, passed away on Tuesday, May 1, 2018, at the Ella Besaw Center in Bowler on the Stockbridge-Munsee Indian Reservation surrounded by her family. Margo was born on Oct. 10, 1944, in Shawano, the daughter of the late Merritt and Amy (Gardner) Miller. Margo attended the Lutheran Indian Mission School in the Town of Red Springs until 1958. After graduating from Gresham High School in 1962, she moved to Milwaukee, where she met her future husband, Donald Nelis, and the two were married on Nov. 25, 1967, at St. Michaels Church in Milwaukee. After raising her two children and working at Briggs and Stratton for 31 years, Margo retired in October 1995. She moved to Odanah, where she enjoyed playing bingo, the slot machines and spoiling her grandchildren. In October 2015, Margo moved to the Ella Besaw Center in Bowler.

Wed
02
May

Daniel D. Pingel Jr.

Daniel D. Pingel Jr., 30, of the Town of Larrabee, passed away Tuesday, May 1, 2018, at Froedert Hospital, Wauwatosa.

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

Wed
02
May

Fay A. Franz

Fay A. Franz, 75, of the Town of Wescott, passed away peacefully on Saturday, April 28, 2018.

Fay was born Nov. 8, 1942, in Bonduel, a daughter of Dorothy (Pingel) VanVuren and the late Donald VanVuren. She attended school in Milwaukee, graduating from Rufus King High School in 1961. Fay furthered her education and became a Realtor, and later worked as an electronic technician. On Sept. 30, 1961, she was united in marriage to Robert L. Franz at St. Nicholaus Catholic Church in Milwaukee. They lived in Milwaukee until 1968, when they moved to their beautiful home on Lake Keesus and raised their two children, Rob and Liz.

Wed
02
May

Jon R. Shively Sr.

Jon R. Shively Sr., 72, of the Town of Richmond, passed away unexpectedly on Friday evening, April 27, 2018, at his home.

Jon was born March 8, 1946, in Ludington, Michigan, a son of the late Robert and Dorris (Pahlow) Shively. His family moved to Shawano when he was a young child. He attended the Texas School in the Town of Richmond, and later St. James Grade School. He was a 1964 graduate of Shawano High School. Following school, Jon farmed. On May 24, 1969, he was united in marriage to the former Maureen Vomastic at St. James Lutheran Church in Shawano. The couple farmed in the Town of Belle Plaine for 10 years. Jon was later employed at the Shawano Paper Mill. He retired from Shawano Papers in 2008 after 30 years of employment.

Wed
02
May

Lisa A. Siegel

Lisa Ann Siegel, of Cecil, passed away peacefully at the home of her parents, Roseanne and Tom Watry, on Thursday, April 26, 2018, at the age of 46 after a 15-year battle with Huntington’s disease. Lisa was born on June 6, 1971, in Port Washington to Roseanne and the late Joseph Schanen.

Lisa graduated from Random Lake High School and later worked various jobs. She liked watching the Green Bay Packers and movies. Lisa enjoyed playing sheepshead and taking long walks. She was free spirited and fun loving and will be sadly missed by her family, friends and caregivers.

Lisa is survived by her mother, Roseanne (Thomas) Watry; her brother, William (Mary Jo) Schanen; and nephew and niece, Joseph and Jennifer Schanen.

She was preceded in death by her father, Joseph Schanen; and her brother, Steven Schanen.

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02
May

Frances M. Walker

Frances Mary “Babe” Walker, 87, of Neopit, passed away on Saturday, April 28, 2018, in Shawano. Born on Feb. 15, 1931, in Zoar, she is the daughter of the late Monroe “Kaso” and Jane (Heath) Weso Sr. Frances graduated from University of Wisconsin-Green Bay with a bachelor’s degree in elementary education. She loved teaching her fourth-graders at the Menominee Elementary School until retiring in 1991. Frances was very active in tribal politics and enjoyed thrift shopping in her free time.

Sat
28
Apr

Ruth M. Peters

Ruth M. Peters, 98, of Shawano, passed away on Sunday, April 8, 2018. She was born Sept. 7, 1919, in Shawano County to the late Harry and Grace (Yocum) Shepard.

Ruth was united in marriage to Calvin “Sam” Peters on Feb. 8, 1944. They enjoyed 37 years as man and wife, until her husband passed away Dec. 2, 1981. Ruth and Calvin moved to Sturgeon Bay in 1955, where the family was engaged in the orchard business for nearly 25 years. In 1979, Ruth and her husband returned to Shawano, where they lived on the Stockbridge-Munsee Mohican Indian Reservation. Ruth was very involved in the community, working as a teacher’s assistant with the Head Start program. She was also the activities director at Stockbridge-Munsee Mohican Elderly Center.

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28
Apr

Betty J. Buelter

Betty Jean Buelter, 85, passed away peacefully April 23, 2018, at Tower View Villa Assisted Living Home in Rosendale. Betty was born in Tilleda on Jan. 11, 1933, daughter of Willard and Adelia Trinko. In 1951, she married Albert “Bud” Buelter in Tilleda. The couple lived and worked throughout the United States, eventually settling in Oshkosh to raise their daughter, Roxanne.

Betty was very proud of her long career in human resources management at Miles Kimball Company. In retirement, she enjoyed frequent gambling trips, outings, and theater performances, making lifelong friends along the way. After the loss of her husband of 65 years in 2016, Betty was comforted by and enjoyed time with her circle of close friends, including Synda Jones, Barbara Sullivan, Ray Keck, Debbi Wegner and her sidekick on gambling expeditions, “Buck” Sabel.

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