Obituaries

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Justin C.W. Kleczka

Justin Cody Walter Kleczka, 31, of Shawano, passed away as a result of injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident on Sunday, July 8, 2018. Born in Green Bay on Dec. 14, 1986, he is the son of Dean Meunier and Patricia Kleczka. On Sept. 25, 2009, Justin married the love of his life and soulmate, April L. Gretzinger. Justin enjoyed hunting, fishing, his beloved bulldogs, and his coral reef salt water fish tank. He loved going to the movies and spending time with his family. Justin lived and breathed for his children and his wife, April, and strived every day to make sure his family was happy and loved. He was well known and liked in his neighborhood for his kind-hearted gestures and constant genuineness. Justin will be deeply missed by all those whose lives he has touched.

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Glenda Stoffel

Glenda Stoffel, 62, of Wittenberg, passed away on Wednesday, July 4, 2018, at her home, surrounded by her family. She was born on Aug. 9, 1955, in Tigerton to James and Gladys (Hoernke) Wesener.

On Aug. 20, 1983, Glenda married Larry Stoffel, who survives.

Glenda attended the University of Stevens Point, where she earned her master’s degree in education. She taught for 42 years in the Wittenberg-Birnamwood School District.

Glenda was an active member of church, playing the organ, teaching Sunday school and coordinating the vacation Bible school. She dedicated her life to children, leading the Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, booster club and teachers union, and participated in her school’s extracurricular activities. She enjoyed her summers camping and fishing with her friends and family at Post Lake. She was a great teacher, a loving mother and a wonderful wife.

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J. Eva Block

Josette Eva (Conger) Block, 82, of Gillett, passed away Thursday, July 5, 2018, at ThedaCare Shawano.

Eva was born May 3, 1936, in Keshena to Theodore and Julia (Wishcobey) Conger. She was a member of the Menominee Indian Tribe of Wisconsin. She was a graduate of Shawano High School and Spencerian Business College in Milwaukee. On Dec. 22, 1956, she married Richard Block, and they lived in Milwaukee and West Allis before retiring to Gillett.

Eva was employed as a medical transcriptionist at various hospitals and clinics in the Milwaukee area for over 30 years. She enjoyed playing the accordion, going to the casinos and traveling throughout the U.S. with her family. She was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church in Gillett.

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11
Jul

Lewis R. Schultz

A funeral service for Lewis R. Schultz will be held on Wednesday, July 11, 2018, at 11 a.m. at Divine Savior Lutheran Church in Shawano. The Rev. Wolf Parsons will officiate. Visitation will begin at the church at 9 a.m. and continue until the time of service. Burial will take place in Woodlawn Cemetery with full military honors conducted by the Shawano AMVETS Post 10.

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

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11
Jul

Lynn M. Tomsovic

Lynn M. Tomsovic, 65, of the Town of Larrabee, passed away Friday morning, July 6, 2018, at her home surrounded by her loving family.

The Eberhardt-Stevenson Funeral Home and Crematory, Clintonville, is assisting the family.

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11
Jul

Franklin C. Thomas

Funeral services for Franklin C. Thomas will be held on Saturday, July 14, 2018, at 11 a.m. at Mickelson Funeral Service of Shawano. The Rev. Dr. Timm Griffin will officiate. Visitation will begin at 9 a.m. and continue until the time of service. Interment will be in Woodlawn Cemetery.

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

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07
Jul

Franklin C. Thomas

Franklin C. “Huntz” Thomas, 93, of Shawano, passed away peacefully Saturday evening, June 30, 2018, at ThedaCare Medical Center-Shawano.

Huntz was born April 10, 1925, in Shawano, a son of the late Herman and Hattie (Meisner) Thomas. He attended St. James Grade School and later Shawano High School. Huntz went on to work at the Shawano Paper Mill. He then moved to Two Rivers, where he worked at Metal Ware. He met his future wife, Helen Winnega, in Two Rivers, and married her on Oct. 21, 1951, at St. James Lutheran Church in Shawano. She preceded him in death on Jan. 26, 1989. The couple lived in Two Rivers for several years until moving to Shawano.

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Roy W. Gruetzmacher

Roy W. Gruetzmacher, 93, of Embarrass, entered his heavenly home Thursday evening, July 5, 2018, at Atrium Post Acute Care of Shawano at Evergreen.

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07
Jul

Lewis R. Schultz

Lewis R. “Louie” Schultz, 91, of Shawano, passed away peacefully on Thursday, July 5, 2018, at ThedaCare Medical Center-Shawano.

Louie was born Sept. 11, 1926, in Shawano, a son of the late Theodore and Elsie (Klabunde) Schultz. He attended school in Shawano, graduating with the Class of 1944. He went on to proudly serve his country in the U.S. Navy on the CA27 Chester Heavy Cruiser stationed in the Pacific from 1944 to 1946. On July 29, 1949, Louie married the love of his life, Janice Ehman, at St. James Lutheran Church in Shawano.

Louie loved to run. He was known throughout Shawano as the “running man.” He enjoyed archery, trap and clay shooting, deer and pheasant hunting, and fishing. He went fishing in Canada with his wife for 28 years. Louie always found jobs throughout the years and retired from Northland Foods in Shawano. He was a member of Divine Savior Lutheran Church in Shawano, where he served on various boards and committees.

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Florence M. Klawitter

Florence M. Klawitter, 85, of Suring, passed away on Thursday, July 5, 2018. Florence was born on June 14, 1933, to the late John and Myrtle (Tousey) Dessart in Suring. She married Richard Klawitter on Dec. 25, 1957. Florence and Richard both worked as teachers for the Suring School District for many years until their retirement. Florence greatly enjoyed knitting, sewing, cooking, gardening, and picture framing. Florence was always willing to teach and help anyone she met. She was a member of the Suring United Methodist Church.

Florence is survived by her nieces and nephews, Pamela J. (Setum) Brackmann, Rodney (Karen) Setum and family, David Holmes, Dawn Holmes, DuWayne Holmes, and Ken (Maddy) Holmes; and beloved cat, Buddy. She is further survived by other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Richard, on Aug. 12, 2015; parents, John and Myrtle; brother, Edward Dessart; and sister, Louise (Robert) Setum.

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