Obituaries

Wed
21
Jun

Shirley M. Rudesill

Shirley Mae Rudesill, 78, of Gresham, passed away at her home on Saturday, June 17, 2017.

Shirley was born in the town of Red Springs on May 13, 1939, daughter of the late Myron “Pudge” and Lillian (Mohawk) Welch. On June 22, 1963, Shirley was united in marriage to Henry Rudesill; Henry preceded her in death on Feb. 20, 2017.

Shirley worked for the Stockbrige-Munsee Tribe for most of her life, including many years as a teacher in the Head Start program. In her free time she enjoyed gardening, doing beadwork and knitting hats. Her family was always the most important part of her life, and she cherished spending time with her children and grandchildren.

Wed
21
Jun

Gladys Schroeder

Gladys Schroeder, 89, of Appleton, formerly of Shawano, passed away on Sunday, June 18, 2017, in Appleton.

Funeral service arrangements are pending and will be announced on Thursday.

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

Please share online condolences at www.mickelsonfs.com.

Wed
21
Jun

Alice M. Wilber

Alice M. Wilber, 95, of Shawano, passed away on Monday, June 19, 2017, in Shawano.

Funeral service arrangements are pending and will be announced on Friday.

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

Please share online condolences at www.mickelsonfs.com.

Wed
21
Jun

Marvin F. Hesse

Marvin F. Hesse, 92, of Ripon, passed away peacefully on Sunday, June 11, 2017, at Fountain View Care Center in Ripon.

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
21
Jun

John P. Mannino

John P. Mannino, 67, of Shawano, passed away on Tuesday, June 20, 2017, at the Atrium of Birch Hill 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
21
Jun

Ruth C. Franckowiak

Ruth C. Franckowiak, 97, of Traverse City, Michigan, formerly of Shawano, passed away on Friday, June 16, 2017, in Traverse City.

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.

Sat
17
Jun

Kenneth J. Repinski

Kenneth “Ken” James Repinski, 57, of Gresham, passed away unexpectedly on June 13, 2017.

Ken was born in Stevens Point on Feb. 1, 1960, to James Repinski and Marjorie Repinski. He lived in the Plover area until high school when his family moved to Eau Claire. Ken graduated from Memorial High School in June 1978. Ken was married to Sheree Gartzke on June 30, 1984, in Shawano at United Methodist Church. They were married for 23 years and have remained friends.

Our dad:

Fri
16
Jun

Ruth J. Pringnitz

Ruth J. Pringnitz, 80, of the town of Belle Plaine, Shawano County, passed away unexpectedly early Thursday morning, June 15, 2017, at the St. Vincent Hospital in Green Bay.

Ruth was born on Feb. 9, 1937, in Underhill as the daughter of the late Gottfried and Olga (Moser) Tonn. She graduated from Clintonville High School with the Class of 1955 and was united in marriage to Donald “Don” Pringnitz on Oct. 15, 1955, at St. Martin Lutheran Church in Clintonville.

The couple resided in Wausau for roughly 10 years prior to moving back to Clintonville in 1965. In 1969, Ruth and Don decided to provide foster care at their home, along with raising their sons, Mark and Mike. Over the years, the couple provided a loving temporary home for 41 children. Although they resided in town, the couple enjoyed spending time with their extended family at their lake cottage on Long Lake in the town of Belle Plaine. In 1989, the couple moved to the lake permanently where they lived since.

Thu
15
Jun

Linda R. Radtke

Linda R. Radtke completed her journey on earth on June 13, 2017, in Appleton. Linda was born in Shawano on Aug. 11, 1950. She spent her life working hard, raising her children and caring about and for others.

Linda attended River Valley Church in Shawano, enjoyed taking pictures and her church “ladies.” She enjoyed a great find at a rummage sale, but more than anything she loved her grandchildren.

Linda was a special lady. She taught her children how to stand proud, work hard and love a little more. She had love for everyone and will be missed dearly.

Linda is survived by her life partner, Steve Arndt; two children, Arland Dillenburg, of Shawano, and Angel (Kevin) Dillenburg, of Shawano; eight grandchildren, Jory, Jacob, Jacee, Elizabeth, Jaden, Arly, Evy and Evette; and two great-grandchildren, Jamison and Jordon.

She was preceded in death by her daughter, Aleena Giese; her granddaughter, Megan Kernin; and her mom, Ruth Hoppe.

Thu
15
Jun

Elaine R. Schoenborn

Elaine R. Schoenborn, 72, of Shawano, passed away unexpectedly at her home on Monday, June 12, 2017.

Elaine was born on Oct. 25, 1944, in Manitowoc, a daughter of the late Leonard and Amelia (Zeman) Doran. She attended school in Shawano, graduating from Shawano High School in 1962. She was united in marriage to Allen Tomashek in Shawano. The couple lived and farmed in Bonduel until selling the farm and purchasing the Shawano Motel. Elaine worked in numerous supper clubs where she cooked and tended bar. She later worked at Eagle Knitting Mills in Shawano.

Elaine purchased the Carriage House in Gillett. She loved to cook and visit with people, especially family and friends. She truly loved her cats. Elaine shared many years of happiness with Jim Schoenborn. She liked to live her life to the fullest. Elaine was a former member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church.

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