Obituaries

Wed
28
Dec

Averil G. Brown

Averil Gene (Craig) Brown, 91, of Shawano, passed on to glory on Monday, Dec. 26, 2016. She was born in Janesville on Sept. 29, 1925, to the late Frank and Mamie (Christiansen) Craig.

At an early age, Gene and her mother, moved to Pulcifer. Her mother then married Jim Brummel, who was a wonderful stepfather and grandfather to her children.

While living in Pulcifer, Gene learned to play the organ. Her beautiful organ now resides at the Gillett Historical Society. Gene was a member of and baptized and confirmed at Bethel Lutheran Church in the town of Green Valley, where she was active in the choir, Luther League and Lutheran Daughter of the Reformation, and taught Sunday school and summer school. After graduating from Gillett High School, she worked as a dental assistant for Dr. Driscoll. She later moved to Shawano and was an X-ray technician and receptionist, and helped Dr. Glen Inman with the patients.

Wed
28
Dec

Frieda M. Dowker

Frieda M. Dowker, 79, passed away unexpectedly on Dec. 26, 2016, at Appleton Medical Center following complications from surgery.

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
28
Dec

Judith A. King

Judith A. King, 67, of Shawano, went home to heaven on Monday morning, Dec. 26, 2016, at ThedaCare Medical Center-Appleton.

Funeral service arrangements are pending and will be announced on Saturday, Dec. 31, 2016.

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

Please share online condolences at www.mickelsonfs.com.

Sat
24
Dec

Irvin M. Doxtator

Irvin M. Doxtator, 68, of Bowler, passed away on Wednesday, Dec. 21, 2016, at home. Born on Dec. 9, 1948, in Shawano, he was the son of the late Benjamin and Bessie (Davis) Doxtator.

Irvin served in the Marine Corps as a sergeant. He enjoyed fishing, buying, fixing and selling the cars he worked on, and he loved his children.

Irvin is survived by his children, Chyenne, Bev, Raymond, Michelle, Dawn, Liz and J.J.; two grandchildren, Andrew and Abigail; four siblings, William (Wilma) Doxtator, Anderson Doxtator, Howard Doxtator and Penny (William) Thomas. He is further survived by nieces, nephews, other family and friends.

Irvin was preceded in death by his parents and six siblings.

A gathering of family and friends will be held from 1-2 p.m. Friday, Dec. 30, 2016, at Stockbridge Bible Church in Bowler. Military honors will be conducted by the Mohican Veterans and the Gresham American Legion following the gathering.

Sat
24
Dec

Peter C. Forstner

Peter Charles “Rabbit” Forstner, 63, passed away on Thursday, Dec. 22, 2016, in Wausau.

Peter was born in Seymour on June 27, 1953, to the late Roy C. and Joyce A. (Drier) Forstner. He was a member of Peace Lutheran Church in Tilleda.

Peter loved both ice and dirt racing, and enjoyed working on the race cars. He was the top pitman in the pits.

Peter liked repairing computers, shoveling snow and riding motorcycle.

Peter loved Christmas, and loved making it a special time for his loved ones. He will be remembered for ALWAYS putting his family first.

Fri
23
Dec

Alan J. Caldwell

Alan James Caldwell, “Awaseah Enaniew,” 68, of Neenah, formerly of Neopit, died on Thursday, Dec. 22, 2016, in Neenah. Born on May 27, 1947, in Shawano, he was the son of the late James J. and Leticia B. (Daily) Caldwell.

Alan was a 1966 graduate of Shawano High School and earned a bachelor’s degree in history and education from the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay in 1976. He pursued his master’s degree at UW-Madison, which he completed in 1996. Alan served his country in the U.S. Army from 1968-1971. He was discharged as Specialist 5th Class-Field Artillery and Adjutant General Corps.

Fri
23
Dec

Allen E. Lamberies

Allen E. Lamberies, 80, of Black Creek, died Monday, Dec. 19, 2016.

A full obituary will follow.

O’Connell Funeral Home, Little Chute, is assisting the family.

www.oconnellfh.com

Thu
22
Dec

Florence Welk

Florence “Flo” Welk, 83, of Gresham, died on Monday, Dec. 19, 2016. She was born at home in Red Springs on a straw mattress on Aug. 7, 1933, to parents Oscar Schultz and Leora Putman.

She is survived by her children, John Welk and his wife, Sue (Munson), Barbara Welk Mendoza and her husband, David, Richard Welk and his wife, Trisha (Sweere), James Welk and his wife, Darlene (Grignon), and Brian Welk; sister, Mary Schultz Katch, and her husband, Mathias; brother, Oscar Schultz, and his wife, Brenda; 11 grandchildren; four stepgrandchildren; one great-grandchild; 25 great-stepgrandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

Flo, as known to her family and friends, graduated from Gresham High School in 1953 — the first of three generations to graduate from Gresham High. She moved to Milwaukee, where she met her husband of 36 years, Alfred Welk. They lived in Cudahy for several years before moving their family back to Gresham.

Thu
22
Dec

Dorothy A. Behm

Dorothy A. Behm, 74, of Marion, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 20, 2016, at the St. Joseph Residence in New London from complications following surgery.

Dorothy was born in Phelps on Oct. 26, 1942, as the daughter of the late Guy and Viola (Pedrick) Preston. She graduated from Eagle River High School in 1959 and soon after moved to Clintonville, where she worked at the Hanson Glove Factory.

Dorothy met Carl Behm and the couple were united in marriage on Nov. 6, 1965, at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Marion. The young couple farmed in the town of Dupont, Waupaca County, for a number of years before moving to Marion, where they resided since.

Dorothy was an active member of St. John’s Lutheran Church over the years and was employed at Marion Elementary School, where she worked in the food service department.

Wed
21
Dec

Thomas W. Dalton

Thomas “Tom” W. Dalton, 66, of Clintonville, passed away unexpectedly at his residence Friday morning, Dec. 16, 2016.

The Eberhardt-Stevenson Funeral Home & Crematory, Clintonville, is assisting the family.

eberhardtstevenson.com

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