Obituaries

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Elsa Anna Schick

Elsa Anna Schick, 101, passed away peacefully at Meadow View Care in Bonduel on Jan. 12, 2018, six days short of her 102nd birthday.

She was born in New Holstein in 1916 to the late August and Hulda Wolfram. She married the late Francis J. Schick in 1939 in Milwaukee and moved to Cecil in 1947, where they owned the IGA grocery store and Cecil Beauty Salon for 20 years until they retired in 1967 and bought a home on Shawano Lake. Elsa was a beautician for over 33 years. She also belonged to the American Legion Woman’s Auxiliary for over 60 years.

Elsa is survived by three sons, Dennis (Roxanne) Schick, of Pagosa Springs, Colorado, Wayne (Cheri) Schick, of Green Bay, and Glenn Schick, of Lulu Lake. She is further survived by six grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Francis; parents; two brothers, Walter and Arthur; and two sisters, Martha and Helen.

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Laura Mae Maskewit

Laura M. Maskewit, 79, of Keshena, passed away on Saturday, Jan. 13, 2018, in Shawano. Born on Dec. 20, 1938, in Keshena, Laura was a daughter of the late Mitchell and Mary (Beauprey) Maskewit. Laura grew up in Keshena, then moved to Dallas, Texas, where she worked in manufacturing for several years before returning to Keshena, where she has lived and worked for the past 40 years. Laura enjoyed doing arts and crafts and was extremely talented with beadwork and cross-stitch. She also made countless blankets for family and friends over the years. In her free time, she enjoyed attending pow-wows and riding in the woods. Laura’s family was very important to her, and she loved spending time with her beloved grandchildren.

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Henry D. Shegonee Jr.

Henry David “Sonny Boy” Shegonee Jr., 73, of Zoar, passed away on Sunday, Jan. 14, 2018. Henry was born on April 20, 1944, in Shawano, the son of the late Henry and Florence (Waupenkey) Shegonee Sr. On April 5, 1986, Henry was united in marriage to Verna Awonohopay in Keshena. He lived on the Menominee Reservation all his life and worked for the Menominee Casino. He enjoyed going to the casino and playing bingo.

Henry is survived by his wife, Verna; children, Daron, David, John (Carol) Awonohopay, Joey (Margaret) Awonohopay and Steven (Stephanie) Awonohopay; 13 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; his brother, Arthur; sister-in-law, Gwen Awonohopay; and brother-in-law, Tony (Jeanne) Awonohopay.

He was preceded in death by one son, Aaron; his parents; two brothers, Edgar and Matt; and two sisters, Rose and Millie.

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Jan

BriAnne M. Goss

BriAnne Mae Ahwaapeesiit Goss, 23, of Bowler, passed away unexpectedly on Jan. 13, 2018, due to injuries sustained in an automobile accident. BriAnne was born on March 11, 1994, in Antigo to Janet Miller and Brian Goss. She graduated from Bowler High School in 2012 and continued her education at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, graduating in 2016 with a bachelor’s degree in social work and sociology. In 2017, BriAnne graduated with honors from the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay and became a member of Phi Alpha Honor Society. She worked for the Menominee Tribe as an Indian Child Welfare Social Worker since March 2017 and was a member of Lutheran Church of the Wilderness. She enjoyed playing softball for the Bad Habit, volleyball for the War Bonnet, going to Canada to fish and up to the family cabin in Sayner. BriAnne was a young, beautiful, warm-hearted and talented young lady who put others before herself.

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Mary L. Schmidt

Mary L. Schmidt, 79, of Wittenberg, passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, Jan. 14, 2018, at the Atrium Post Acute Care in Wisconsin Rapids. Schmidt & Schulta, Wittenberg, is assisting the family with arrangements.

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Irene E. Maus

Irene E. Maus, 90, of Tigerton, passed away on Saturday, Jan. 13, 2018, at Pine Manor Health Care Center, Embarrass.

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Betty Jane Saffran

Betty Jane Saffran, 89, of East Troy, passed away surrounded by her family on Jan. 14, 2018. She was born in Hayes to William and Clara Strehlow. She married her husband of 66 years, Norman J. Saffran, on March 31, 1951. They were longtime East Troy residents. Betty worked in the lunch program for the East Troy School District for 22 years, and she was a member of St. James United Methodist Church. She loved spending time with her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren and spending time at their cabin up north. Betty’s kind and gentle ways will be greatly missed by her family and friends.

The family would like to express their deepest gratitude to Dr. Shepherdson and Lonnie for the wonderful care and comfort shown to Betty. Also, a special thank you to Seasons Hospice and Palliative Care and Lynn for all their wonderful care.

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Debra L. LaRock

Debra Lynn (Hughes) LaRock, 60, passed away unexpectedly Saturday, Jan. 13, 2018, in Shawano at ThedaCare Medical Center-Shawano. Debra, the daughter of James and Barbara (Abernathy) Hughes, was born Oct. 21, 1957, at Brookley Air Force Base in Mobile, Alabama. Debra lived in Shawano, along with her two sons, Derek and Ryan LaRock. Debra was an amazing cook, which she had done her whole life, recently cooking at the Torchlite. She enjoyed hosting holidays and family events, always cooking big meals and making sure everyone left full. She found most joy in spending as much time as she could with her four grandchildren. She loved playing with them and watching them grow, but most importantly making sure they were always happy. Being a mother and grandmother is what truly made her happy. Debra also enjoyed going to the casino playing slot machines, something she always loved. Debra lived her life to the fullest every day.

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Maria J. Oviedo

Maria J. Oviedo, 55, of Shawano, passed away Saturday afternoon, Jan. 13, 2018, at her home, following a lengthy battle with cancer.

A memorial service for Maria is scheduled for Wednesday, Jan. 24, at 2 p.m. at Mickelson Funeral and Cremation Service of Shawano.

A full obituary will be published in the Saturday, Jan. 20, edition of The Shawano Leader.

Share online condolences at www.mickelsonfs.com

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Edward B. Socha Sr.

Edward B. Socha Sr., 62, of Tigerton passed away Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2018, at his home.

Beil-Didier Funeral Home, Tigerton, assisted with the arrangements.

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