Obituaries

Wed
21
Dec

Kay J. Erickson

Kay J. Erickson, 76, of Shawano, formerly of Gladstone, Michigan, became pain-free on Thursday, Dec. 15, 2016, after a battle with cancer.

Kay had a big personality and was loved by many friends and co-workers.

Kay is survived by her son, Michael (Kathy) Erickson, of New Berlin; her grandchildren, Corrin and Nathan; and her brother, John Thornton.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Harold D. and Cora C. (Mueller) Thornton, and her brother, Robert Thornton.

In keeping with Kay’s request, there will not be a public funeral service. It was her wish that you remember her by sharing memories of her with family and friends.

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

Please share online condolences at www.mickelsonfs.com.

Wed
21
Dec

Elise Croft

Elise Croft, 62, of Cecil, passed away on Dec. 15, 2016.

Mid Wisconsin Cremation Society is assisting family.

www.HonorOne.com

Wed
21
Dec

Florence Welk

Florence Welk, 83, of Gresham, passed away on Monday, Dec. 19, 2016.

Arrangements are pending with Swedberg Funeral Home.

www.swedbergfuneralhome.com

Wed
21
Dec

Daryl R. Wanner

Daryl Robert Wanner, 54, of Clintonville, passed away on Monday, Dec. 19, 2016, in Appleton. He was born in Oconto Falls on Jan. 13, 1962, to Philip and Lucille (Browy) Wanner.

Daryl had a great sense of humor and could always make people laugh with his “dad jokes.” He enjoyed fishing and hunting and taught hunters safety for the last 13 years.

Daryl loved riding his Harley and was part of the Wolf River Chapter of Harley Hogs, was part of the Iron Workers Apprentice Committee and earned the Red Badge from Iron Workers Local 8.

Daryl could also make a “mean” pig roast, but more than anything, he loved spending time with his family and friends.

Wed
21
Dec

Stanley J. Gorecki

Stanley J. “Stash” Gorecki, 90, of Shawano, passed away on Tuesday, Dec. 20, 2016. He was born in Kenosha on Jan. 4, 1926, to the late Stanley and Anna (Lasniak) Gorecki.

Following his graduation from Kenosha High School, Stanley served his country in the United States Navy aboard the USS Bergen. He served from July 1944 through May 1946, during which time he received the following medals: Victory Medal, American Area Campaign Medal and Asiatic Pacific Area Campaign Medal. He attended the University of Wisconsin-Madison before being drafted into professional baseball by Philadelphia, where he played for two years.

Along with his brother, Joe, Stanley was manager and co-owner of Gorecki Sentry Foods in Kenosha. On June 11, 1960, he was united in marriage to Barbara Struss; the couple moved to the Legend Lake area in 1977. Barbara preceded him in death on March 14, 2007. Stanley was a member of St. James Lutheran Church in Shawano.

Wed
21
Dec

Gordon L. Shulze

Gordon L. Shulze, 88, of Navarino, died peacefully at home on Tuesday, Dec. 20, 2016. He was a wonderful husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather.

He was born at Elcho (Antigo Memorial Hospital) on May 2, 1928, to the late Edwin E. and Mabel (Orr) Shulze. He graduated from Elcho High School and then enlisted in the U.S. Army. He only had a couple of months basic training and was then sent to Nara, Japan, where he served with Battery A 90th Field Artillery Battalion. He was a member of the Bonduel American Legion. On return from the service, he ran his mother’s farm at Elcho and was a bookkeeper for the Boat Co. in Elcho.

Gordon married Alice F. Rasmussen on Nov. 8, 1952, and in November 1953 bought a farm at Pearson, where they farmed for 20 years before moving to Navarino, where they operated a farm with their son, Michael.

Fri
16
Dec

Neil C. Etheridge

Neil C. Etheridge, 94, of New London, passed away surrounded by family Thursday, Dec. 15, 2016, at ThedaCare Regional Medical Center-Appleton.

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

Fri
16
Dec

Debra A. Lang

Debra Ann Lang, 56, of Shawano, died on Thursday, Dec. 15, 2016, in Shawano.

Debra was born in Shawano on Aug. 20, 1960, the daughter of the late Bob F. Lang and Alice (Owen) Hiles. She loved her dog, Ally, enjoyed playing cards, singing karaoke and reading books. More than anything, Debra loved spending time with her family, especially her sister and grandchildren.

Debra is survived by her significant other, Duck; her two daughters, Amanda Schanandore and Shelby Schanandore; two grandchildren, Librien Lang-Smith and Atticus James Kehr; sisters and brothers, Sandra Knutson, Michael L. Lang, Mitchell (Jamie) Lang, Joni (William) Clevenger; three stepsisters, Mary Lee (Dennis) Knoll, Yvonne (George) Milligan and Peggy (William) Haneschke; and one stepbrother, John (Leslie) Hiles.

She was preceded in death by her parents, stepparents and one stepbrother, Kenny Hiles.

Fri
16
Dec

Linda C. Argenbright

Linda C. Argenbright, 63, of Leopolis, passed away suddenly and unexpectedly at her home early Wednesday morning, Dec. 14, 2016.

Linda was born on July 20, 1953, in Romulus, New York, a daughter of Doyle and Carol (Leathy) Argenbright. She graduated from Coalinga High School and Fresno State University. Linda worked as an accountant for the Coalinga School System for many years. On July 29, 2000, she was united in marriage to

Daniel R. Schober. Following their marriage, the couple moved to Leopolis.

Linda was an avid gardener, spending many hours outside in her garden. She was also a bee keeper and enjoyed raising cattle. Her biggest priorities in life were her children and grandchildren.

Fri
16
Dec

Michael S. Jahnke

Michael Scott Jahnke, 51, of the town of Waukechon, Shawano, died unexpectedly at his home, surrounded by his loving family and friends, on Sunday afternoon, Dec. 11, 2016.

Mike was born on June 8, 1965, in Shawano, a son of the late Eugene and Elaine (Jung) Jahnke. He attended school in Gresham and Shawano. Following school he entered the United States Army, where he served from 1984-1987. He was stationed in Germany, working as a mechanic in the infantry and transportation division.

Following his service, Mike was employed at Seagrave Manufacturing in Clintonville. He was the No. 1 painter of equipment at Seagrave. When you see a fire truck rolling down the road, think of Mike because chances are he probably painted it.

Mike so enjoyed his life. He spent many hours at his secret fishing holes that very few people knew about. He truly was “The Mighty Fisherman”… or tried to be. His fish fries were the best on County CC.

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