Obituaries

Wed
28
Mar

Barbara Sohr-Durow

Barbara Sohr-Durow, 50, Green Bay, passed away unexpectedly Saturday, March 24, 2018. She was born on Dec. 31, 1967, to Dorothy (Van Vooren) Sohr and Randy Sohr.

Barbara married Jeff Durow on October 20, 2012, in Green Bay. She lived her life to the fullest and enjoyed traveling, including a recent adventure with Jeff to Daytona Beach and Key West on their motorcycle, with their friends, Rob and Glenda Woldt.

From childhood on, Barbara treasured and enjoyed the family cottage on Shawano Lake including annual corn roasts and family Fourth of July celebrations. Barb’s dream became a reality as the cottage was recently rebuilt to be their future retirement home on the lake. She was employed for 27 years at United Healthcare. Barbara was a devoted and loving wife to Jeff, daughter to Dorothy and fun “Gramma Barb” to Liam and Beckett. She leaves behind her faithful companion of 12 years, Brewsky.

Wed
28
Mar

William D. Mielke

William D. Mielke, 80, of Oshkosh, formerly of the Marion area, passed away early morning, March 27, 2018, at Bethel Home in Oshkosh.

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

Sat
24
Mar

Kenneth E. Schneider

Kenneth E. Schneider, 88, of Cecil, passed away peacefully after a brief illness, while surrounded by his family on Thursday afternoon, March 22, 2018, in Green Bay. He was born in the Town of Maple Grove on Oct. 31, 1929, the son of the late Clarence and Margaret (Hansen) Schneider. Kenneth is a 1949 graduate of Bonduel High School. In 1951, Kenneth was drafted into the United States Army and served in the Korean Conflict until his honorable discharge on Oct. 9, 1953. On Aug. 8, 1953, he married his high school sweetheart, Arbutus Wegner, at St. John’s United Church of Christ in Cecil. For a short time, Kenneth worked at Appleton Coated before the couple began dairy farming, until their retirement. Kenneth still enjoyed helping on the farm, along with tractor rides. Kenneth was extremely proud his military service and was a member of the Bonduel American Legion Post 217.

Sat
24
Mar

Evan R. Hacker

Evan R. Hacker, 55, of the Town of Wescott, passed away Saturday, March 17, 2018, at his home. Born on July 15, 1962, in Shawano, he was the son of the late Carl D. and Alice M. (Hoernke) Hacker and brother of the late Bruce Hacker. Evan lived his entire life in the Shawano area and was a member of St. James Lutheran Church. Evan was a graduate of Fox Valley Tech College and worked as an electrician throughout the area. Evan was kindhearted, enjoying Harley-Davidson motorcycles, Dodge muscle cars, playing pool, snowmobiling, boating, and RVing in his free time. “Evan DID IT.” He will be deeply missed by his family and friends.

Evan is survived by brother, David (Cindi) Hacker, of Jacksonville, Florida; sister, Frances (Jon) Williams, of Thorp; several cousins, nieces and nephews; girlfriend, Patty; and furry companions, Einstein and Jake.

Fri
23
Mar

Earl A. Stein

A funeral service for Earl A. Stein will be held on Friday, March 23, 2018, at 11 a.m. at St. James Lutheran Church in Shawano. The Rev. Dr. Timm Griffin will officiate. Full military honors will be conducted by Shawano AmVets Post 10. Interment will be in Woodlawn Cemetery. Visitation will take place at the church from 9 a.m. until the hour of service.

Mickelson Funeral & Cremation Service of Shawano is assisting the family with arrangements. Please share online condolences at www.mickelsonfs.com.

Fri
23
Mar

Hildegarde J. Bartz

A funeral service for Hildegarde J. Bartz will be held on Saturday, March 24, 2018, at 11:30 a.m. at St. Martin Lutheran Church-Belle Plaine. Pastor Kurt Kluge will officiate. Interment will be in the parish cemetery. Visitation will begin on Saturday at 9:30 a.m. and continue until the hour of service. A memorial fund has been established in Hildegarde’s name for St. Martin Lutheran Church-Belle Plaine.

Mickelson Funeral & Cremation Service of Shawano is assisting the family with arrangements. Please share online condolences at www.mickelsonfs.com.

Thu
22
Mar

Doug Johnson Sr.

Doug Johnson Sr., 83, of Bowler, passed away on Monday, March 19, 2018, at Aspirus Wausau Hospital.

He was born on July 6, 1934, in Peshtigo, the son of the late Edward and Lucinda (Long) Johnson. He is survived by his wife, Janet (Marten), whom he married on May 21, 1955, at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church in the town of Almon. Doug served his country in the U.S. Air Force from 1953 to 1957, where he participated in an air-sea rescue squad in Greenland during the Korean War. His work included heavy machinery operating and building construction. He had a great love of horses all of his life. He got his first horse at age 10, and was a member of the Triple W Saddle Club in Peshtigo. He and his wife loved dancing, especially square dancing as part of the Wausau and Shawano clubs, and later country line dancing. He was a former commander and member of the Bowler American Legion.

Thu
22
Mar

Sarah M. Miller

Sarah M. Miller, 96, of Shawano, passed away on Tuesday, March 20, 2018.

Arrangements are pending with Swedberg Funeral Home.

www.swedbergfuneralhome.com

Thu
22
Mar

Noemi S. Block

Noemi “Mae” Block, 59, of Shawano, passed away on Monday, March 19, 2018, in Shawano. Noemi was born in Davao City, Republica ng Pilipinas, on July 5, 1958, the daughter of the late Marciano N. and Catalina (Timogtimog) Sanchez. She was a graduate of the International Harvardian University in Davao City. Noemi met her future husband, Peter Block, while he was stationed at Clark Air Base in the Philippines, and they were married on June 14, 1983. Noemi was a loving and caring mother, always putting the needs of others before her own. She was friendly and outgoing. She loved being around people and enjoyed her time with family, friends and co-workers. Noemi also enjoyed shopping, especially for others. She had a passion for music and loved singing, dancing and playing guitar. Noemi was an active member of River Valley Church in Shawano.

Thu
22
Mar

Earl A. Stein

Earl A. Stein, 76, of Shawano, passed away unexpectedly on Monday morning, March 19, 2018, in Shawano.

Earl was born March 15, 1942, in Hankinson, North Dakota, a son of the late Earl and Irene (Nehmer) Stein. He attended school in Wahpeton, North Dakota, graduating in 1960. Earl then entered the United States Navy where he was a radioman. He served for four years before being honorably discharged in 1964. On June 18, 1966, he was united in marriage to the former JoAnn Dawson at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Wahpeton, North Dakota. Upon returning from the service, he worked in the grocery business as the produce manager in Wahpeton, East Grand Forks and Grand Forks, North Dakota. Earl then became the manager of the Pick ‘n Save store in Shawano until retiring in 2009. He is a member of St. James Lutheran Church in Shawano. His hobbies included hunting, fishing and gardening.

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