Obituaries

Wed
22
Aug

Kay S. Mallory

Kay S. Mallory went home to Jesus on Aug. 19, 2018, at The Lodge at Whispering Pines in Plover. Kay was born on Nov. 13, 1938, in Tilleda to George and Verna (Lotto) Reinert.

She graduated from Gresham High School in 1955 and attended the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point. She was married to John Mallory, of Columbus, Ohio, on June 25, 1960. She was employed by the Stevens Point School Food Service for over 25 years. Kay and her husband enjoyed camping and were members of the Drifters and Valley Bummers camping clubs.

Kay is survived by her three daughters, Kristine Mallory (Brian) Johnson, Karen (Chuck) Scott and Jennifer (Andrew) Koplin; one sister, Georgiann (Gary) Vander Velden; two brothers, Dennis (Bernice) Reinert and Vernon (Donna) Reinert, nine grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren.

Wed
22
Aug

Priscilla Mae Watters

Priscilla M. Watters, 86, of Tilleda, died on Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2018, in Clintonville.

Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 25, 2018, at Peace Lutheran Church in Tilleda with Vicar Lois Graper officiating. Visitation will be held on Saturday at the church from 11 a.m. until the time of the service. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

A complete obituary will be in Thursday’s paper.

www.swedbergfuneralhome.com

Wed
22
Aug

Jeffrey H. Gehrt

Jeffrey Harold Gehrt, 63, of Embarrass, passed away Friday, Aug. 17, 2018.

The Eberhardt-Stevenson Funeral Home and Crematory in Clintonville is assisting his family. www.eberhardtstevenson.com

Wed
22
Aug

Elaine M. Bergsbaken

Elaine Marie Bergsbaken, 84, of Bonduel, passed away on Sunday, Aug. 19, 2018, at her home. Born on Oct. 28, 1933, in the town of Hartland, she was the daughter of the late Herbert and Laura (Schroeder) Wussow. On May 7, 1955, she was united in marriage to Roger Bergsbaken at Zion United Methodist Church Bonduel. Roger preceded her in death July 13, 2001. Elaine worked for the Times Press in Bonduel for 4½ years. Roger and Elaine owned and operated a dairy farm in the town of Harland for 46½ years until their retirement in 1991. She was a faithful member of Zion United Methodist Church in Bonduel, where she was part of the Ladies Aid. Elaine enjoyed reading, traveling, going out to eat and playing cards.

Fri
17
Aug

Ned C. Fritz

Ned Carl Fritz, 68, of Shawano, passed away Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2018 at home. He was born Jan. 24, 1950, in Shawano to the late Lloyd “Bud” and Erma (Mueller) Fritz. Ned attended Bowler High School. On Aug. 16, 1969, he married Patricia “Pat” Schafberger at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Shawano. Together they had two sons, Rodney and Jeffery.

Fri
17
Aug

Janet E. Westphal

Janet Elaine Westphal (neé Davis) peacefully passed from this world in the arms of Jesus and took her first breaths of new life in heaven on Aug. 11, 2018, encircled by her family and dear friends.

Janet will be lovingly remembered by her husband of nearly 52 years, Gary, her children, Todd (Julie) and Crista (Rick Faw) and her grandchildren, Jared and Zoë. She is also survived by her youngest brother, Richard P. Davis (Kathy) and many other extended family including brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nephews and nieces.

Janet was preceded in death by her parents, Donald and Grace Davis; sister, Linda Flint; and brother, Donald Davis.

She will be deeply missed by her family and friends.

A celebration of life will be at St. Andrew’s Lutheran Church, 815 Renfrew Ave., Kamloops, British Columbia, on Saturday, Aug. 25, 2018, at 2 p.m.

Thu
16
Aug

Joseph R. DeBaker

Joseph Roy DeBaker, 71, of Leopolis, passed away on Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2018. He was born Oct. 16, 1946, in Shawano to the late Albert and Cora (nee Brunner) DeBaker. Joe grew up on a rocky farm on the edge of Leopolis overlooking the North Branch of the Embarrass River. Anyone who ever met Joe didn’t forget him, he was a special person. Joe attended the Leopolis Grade School, Marion Grade School and graduated from Marion High School in 1964. He attended Oshkosh State College for two years and graduated with honors in January 1969 from the University of Wisconsin-Madison with a B.S. in mechanical engineering. He was elected to Tau Beta Pi Mechanical Engineering honor society, Pi Tau Sigma engineering honor society and the Phi Kappa Phi science honor society. Growing up, his great love was squirrel, rabbit and deer hunting with his dad and trout and northern pike fishing on the Embarrass River with his uncle, Joe Brunner.

Thu
16
Aug

Ursula Posselt

Ursula Posselt, 78, of Shawano, passed away on Monday, Aug. 13, 2018, in Shawano. Ursula was born in Nuremberg, Germany, on Jan. 25, 1940, daughter of the late Ludwig and Rosa (Nagel) Schlick. She was baptized at St. Sebald Church in Nuremberg, Germany, on March 1, 1940. On June 26, 1958, Ursula was united in marriage to Dennis C. Posselt at Gustav Adolf Church in Nuremberg. She started an apprenticeship in Germany and after the completion of Dennis’ deployment in May 1959, the couple moved to the United States. She then attended the Northeast Wisconsin Technical Institute, majoring in nursing, graduating with high honors. Ursula started her career as a nurse at Shawano Community Hospital, working there from 1965-1972. She then went on to work at Maple Lane Health Care from 1972 until her retirement in 1992. She is a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church Stony Hill. Ursula lived every minute of her life to the fullest.

Thu
16
Aug

Gloria P. Hovie

Gloria P. Hovie, 83, of Pulaski, passed away on Monday, Aug. 13, 2018, at her home.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, Aug. 17, 2018, at Swedberg-Wendt Funeral Home in Bonduel. Visitation will be held at the funeral home on Friday from 9 a.m. until the time of the services.

www.swedbergfuneralhome.com

Wed
15
Aug

Elda M. Dickie

Elda M. Dickie, 96, formerly of Keshena, passed away peacefully on Saturday morning, Aug. 11, 2018, at Bellin Memorial Hospital in Green Bay.

Elda was born June 21, 1922, in Neopit, a daughter of the late Gertrude (Bowman) Hill and the late John Nunway Sr. She attended St. Joseph School, and attended Flandreau Indian School. On March 10, 1945, Elda was united in marriage to Gordon D. Dickie Sr. in Milwaukee. They were both employed at the Caterpillar Company when they met. The couple lived most of their married life on the Menominee Reservation. Gordon preceded her in death on Dec. 5, 1995.

Elda was employed at various jobs throughout her life. She was a radio broadcaster and was the first administrative assistant at the Menominee Indian School District. She also worked with the public relations department for the Menominee Indian Tribe and later worked for the Tribal Food Distribution Center.

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