Obituaries

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Carol Vele

Caroline “Carol” Vele, 79, of Bowler, passed away peacefully on Friday, May 11, 2018, in Madison surrounded by her family. Carol was born on Oct. 26, 1938, in Milwaukee, the daughter of the late Alexander and Mary (Kvasnica) Ludin. On Aug. 19, 1956, Carol was united in marriage to Merton Merle “Sugar Boy” Vele in Milwaukee. Merton preceded her in death on Jan. 15, 2008. The couple moved to the Chicago area in 1959 before returning to Milwaukee and eventually moving to Bowler. In 1998, Carol, along with her husband and family, founded the Konkapot Lodge. Carol enjoyed traveling, rummaging, playing bingo, cards, and board games. Carol loved her faithful companion, Punkin, her dog. More than anything, she was very proud of her family and loved being with them. Carol was a wonderful wife, mother, grandmother, and sister who will be deeply missed by all who loved her.

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May

Alvin H. Suehring

Alvin Henry Suehring, 87, of the Town of Pella, passed away on Thursday, May 10, 2018, at his home surrounded by his family. Alvin was born in the Town of Pella on Oct. 22, 1930, the son of the late Edward and Minnie (Baumann) Suehring. Alvin was baptized on Nov. 16, 1930, by the Rev. Strasen and confirmed on June 4, 1944, by the Rev. Uttech at St. John Lutheran Church, Hermansfort. He attended grade school in Pella, walking to school most days, and of course, it was uphill both ways. In June 1948, he graduated from Shawano High School. On Feb. 14, 1951, he enlisted in the United States Marine Corps, originally stationed in California before serving in Korea. He returned stateside in 1952 and finished his service at Great Lakes as a prison and gate guard until his honorable discharge. On May 23, 1953, Alvin was united in marriage to Marilynn Sanders at St. John Lutheran Church.

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10
May

Joseph Sadler

Joseph H. Sadler, 65, passed away on Monday, May 7, 2018, with his wife at his side at ThedaCare Regional Medical Center in Appleton after a 10-year battle with multiple sclerosis. Born on March 1, 1953, in Shawano, he is the son of the late David and Delilah Sadler Sr. He graduated from Shawano High School in 1971 and enlisted in the United States Army. He was stationed in Germany and served our country for two years. On Oct. 18, 1975, Joseph was united in marriage to Mary Hanstedt at St. James Lutheran Church in Shawano. Joe worked at Phenix Manufacturing for many years, then at Reinhart Food Service until he needed to retire due to his disability from MS. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, vegetable gardening and watching the Packers. Joe was an avid collector of a wide array of items, which he proudly displayed throughout his home. He loved antique shopping and attending flea markets and auctions in search of his next treasure to display.

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10
May

Wesley C. Bucholz

Wesley Charles Bucholz, 80, of Shawano, passed away on Wednesday, May 9, 2018, in Shawano. Wes was born on Feb. 17, 1938, in Shawano, the son of the late George and Mary (Ziemer) Bucholz. He graduated from Gresham High School in 1956. On Oct. 11, 1957, he was united in marriage to Joyce Ribbich in Shawano. Wes coached little league and Babe Ruth in Clintonville. He was proud of the fact that one of the players he coached won a World Series with the Kansas City Royals. Wesley loved bowling and was even inducted into the Bowling Hall of Fame. As a devoted member of Church on the Hill, he spent a lot of time cutting the lawn and volunteering at the Red Barn. Wesley was involved with the city government, Shawano Senior Citizens Commission, AMVETS, and was the past president of the AARP, for whom he handed out student scholarships. In his free time, he enjoyed watching the Green Bay Packers and the Milwaukee Brewers.

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10
May

Charlotte A. Raynebeau

Charlotte A. Reynebeau, 82, of Shawano, formerly of Kimberly, passed away unexpectedly on Saturday morning, May 5, 2018, at her home.

Charlotte was born July 19, 1935, in Manitowoc, a daughter of the late Erwin and Marie (Wergin) Pleuss. She attended school in Manitowoc, graduating from Manitowoc Lincoln High School. On May 7, 1955, she was united in marriage to Virgil “Butch” Reynebeau at Holy Family Catholic Church in Manitowoc. He preceded her in death on Jan. 15, 2005. Following their marriage, the couple lived in Kimberly. Charlotte was a homemaker, wife and mother. When the children were older, she went to work at Kimberly High School as the office manager and was there for over 30 years. Following her retirement, the couple spent winters in Sebastian, Florida and summers on Shawano Lake.

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10
May

Peter John Leonard

April 26, 1951 – May 7, 2018

Peter John Leonard, of Shawano, passed away from complications of diabetes on Monday, May 7, 2018. Peter was born in Fond du Lac to Edward A. and Shirley M. Leonard. He attended elementary school at St. Mary’s, where he was a proud altar boy and graduated from St. Mary’s Springs Academy in 1969. He attended UW-Stevens Point earning a B.A. in Elementary Education. He taught fourth grade at Longfellow Elementary School in Clintonville for 35 years. Peter enjoyed hunting and fishing and travelled to Flin Flon, Manitoba, Canada for an annual fishing trip for many years. He liked going to the local casinos to play the slot machines, especially when they hit. He enjoyed watching old movies and could quote iconic lines from many of his favorites. He enjoyed playing cribbage and sheepshead and continued to work with children as a volunteer at Longfellow Elementary.

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10
May

Lawrence W. McFarlane

Lawrence Willard McFarlane passed quietly on the evening of Jan. 29, 2018, at Memorial Medical Center in Ashland after a prolonged illness. Larry was a longtime resident of Bowler, where he spent much time in retirement fishing (lake and ice), hunting, making wood, growing vegetables and flowers, and watching deer and turkeys on the field behind his house. His bird feeders were always full. He lived alone for many years, but was outgoing and friendly toward everyone he knew, and he knew many.

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10
May

Alfred E. Forsyth

Alfred “Al” Forsyth, of Shawano (formerly Clintonville), passed away Sunday, May 6, 2018, at his home.

Alfred Earl Forsyth was born on Nov. 22, 1929, in Waukesha to Earl and Ethel (Gillette) Forsyth. He grew up in Waukesha and graduated from Waukesha High School in 1950. Al was united in marriage on Dec. 2, 1950, to Deloris “Dot” Lyon at First Baptist Church, Waukesha. In 1966, the couple moved to Cecil where they owned and operated the White Clay Lake Lodge until 1979. Al and Dot settled in Clintonville in 1980. Over the years, Al was employed for several companies but worked for many years at Bemis Company, Green Bay, until retiring in 1996. Then he worked in hardware and lawn and garden for some time at the Walmart Supercenter in Shawano. His wife preceded him in death on April 15, 2001.

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10
May

Ethel Koeller

Ethel Caroline Martha Koeller, 87, of 203 High St., Embarrass, was joyously welcomed home by her Lord and Savior on May 7, 2018.

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May

Richard B. Kunz

Richard “Dick” B. Kunz of the Town of Belle Plaine, Shawano County, passed away at 81 on April 25, 2018, in Fort Myers, Florida, of complicated health issues.

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

www.eberhardtstevenson.com

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