Obituaries

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09
Nov

Mavis Lemke

Mavis Lemke (nee Ratz), 83, passed quietly from this life to eternal life with Jesus on Sunday, Nov. 5, 2017. Mavis was born in Oconto County to Emil Ratz and Olga (Kossman/Mittag). She was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Roy. They had been married 58 years when he died in 2011.

She will be deeply missed by her three daughters, Susan (Eugene) Gilbertson, Joy (Greg) Ladzinski and Cathy (Scott) Golden; her grandchildren, Kelly (Manolo) Ramirez, Adam Golden, Mary (Grant) Hultman, Jessica Golden and Diana Dawson; and her great-grandchildren, Lucas and Adelia Hultman, A.J. and Thomas Wray, and Esmeralda Mavis Ramirez. She is also survived by her sister Caroline Curtis and brother Melvin Ratz (Rose), sister-in-law, Audrey Ratz and brother-in law, Richard (Betty) Lemke, and many nieces and nephews.

Mavis and Roy were both younger children in very large families, and most of their siblings are now deceased.

Wed
08
Nov

Lowell J. Oberle

Lowell James Oberle, husband, father of six, and former Shawano Paper Mill worker, died on Friday, Nov. 3, 2017. He was 85.

Lowell “Jim” was born in Shawano on March 3, 1932, to the late Raymond E. and Gladys M. (Gallagher) Oberle. The family first lived near the Shawano Community Hospital, but moved to 707 Maiden Lane after building a house next to Jim’s grandparents, Ernst and Ella Oberle. Jim grew up in the 1930s and 1940s, taking care of his chickens, hunting and fishing, and enjoying summers and family events at their cottage on the east shore of Shawano Lake.

Jim attended Shawano High School, graduating in 1950. When he discovered he was about to be drafted into the military service, he volunteered for the Air Force and was stationed in France as an MP during the Korean conflict. Jim was honorably discharged in May 1955. He returned to Shawano and met Joan Lou Berton, a waitress at the Janke’s restaurant just west of the Shawano Paper Mill.

Wed
08
Nov

Chester Gueths

Chester “Chet” Gueths left this earthly world on Wednesday, Nov. 1, 2017. Chet was born in the Town of Richmond, Shawano County, on the family farm of Arthur “Art” and Caroline “Lena” (Sommers) Gueths. He spent his early years on the farm and attended Forest School through the eighth grade. Chet joined the U.S. Air Force in 1948 and proudly served his country for 22 years, being stationed in many places around the states as well as Iceland, Vietnam and Japan. He retired in 1970 with the rank of chief master sergeant. Chet met his wife, Bertha “Tiss” while stationed in Texas at the Amarillo Air Force base. They were married in Raton, New Mexico, on May 26, 1954, and their union lasted for almost 60 years. After retirement, Chet moved his family to Albuquerque, New Mexico, and worked as a carrier for the U.S. Postal Service for 20 years.

Wed
08
Nov

Mavis Lemke

Mavis Lemke (nee Ratz), 83, passed quietly from this life to eternal life with Jesus on Sunday, Nov. 5, 2017. Mavis was born in Oconto County to Emil Ratz and Olga (Kossman/Mittag). She was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Roy. They had been married 58 years when he died in 2011.

She will be deeply missed by her three daughters, Susan (Eugene) Gilbertson, Joy (Greg) Ladzinski and Cathy (Scott) Golden; her grandchildren, Kelly (Manolo) Ramirez, Adam Golden, Mary (Grant) Hultman, Jessica Golden and Diana Dawson; and her great-grandchildren, Lucas and Adelia Hultman, A.J. and Thomas Wray, and Esmeralda Mavis Ramirez. She is also survived by her sister Caroline Curtis and brother Melvin Ratz (Rose), sister-in-law, Audrey Ratz and brother-in law, Richard (Betty) Lemke, and many nieces and nephews.

Mavis and Roy were both younger children in very large families, and most of their siblings are now deceased.

Wed
08
Nov

David R. Boche

David R. “Bosh” Boche, 66, of Gillett, passed away peacefully at his home, Sunday, Nov. 5, 2017. He was born Nov. 11, 1950, to Bernard and Margaret (Schmeling) Boche in Oshkosh and grew up in Shawano, Winneconne, and Menasha.

David graduated from Menasha High School on June 4, 1969, and joined the United States Army Reserves. He did his active duty basic training, advanced infantry training and graduated drill sergeant School at Fort Jackson, South Carolina. He completed six years of service and was honorably discharged as a drill sergeant with the rank of sargent first class (E-7).

Early in his life, David was employed at Jersild Knitting Company working in the shipping department. On June 14, 1980, he married Deborah Gothe. Later in life, he started David Boche Construction, working as a carpenter and contractor.

Wed
08
Nov

Nancy J. Hoffman

Nancy Jo (Haase) Hoffman passed away on Sunday, Nov. 5, 2017, at ThedaCare Medical Center-Shawano. Born on Feb. 1, 1967, in Beaver Dam, she was the daughter of the late Ralph and Jacquelyn (Hendry) Haase. On June 15, 2002, she married Gerald Hoffman in Fond du Lac. Nancy enjoyed watching television, talking and visiting with her family, and her three dogs.

Nancy is survived by her husband, Gerald; son, Nicholas; sisters, Debra Hupf, of Hazlehurst, and Diane (Laine) Stowell, of Winter; brothers, Robert (Sharon) Haase, of Beaver Dam, and Tim (Dianne) Haase, of Miamisburg, Ohio; mother-in-law, Margaret Hoffman, of Shawano; and brother-in-law, David Hoffman, of Suamico.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her brother, David; and father-in-law, Roger Hoffman.

A private family memorial service is being planned for a later date. Swedberg Funeral Home is assisting the family with the arrangements.

Wed
08
Nov

JoAnne I. Popp

JoAnne I. Popp, 81, of Clintonville, passed away Sunday, Nov. 5, 2017, at Greentree Health & Rehabilitation Center, Clintonville.

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

Wed
08
Nov

Judith L. Hansen

Judith “Judy” L. (Whiting) Hansen, 70, of Clintonville, passed away Saturday, Nov. 4, 2017, at Kindred Hearts, Clintonville, after several years of battling cancer.

Sat
04
Nov

Orval Albert (Archie) Krueger

At his request, a Celebration of Life gathering will take place at the Shawano Lake County Park Pavilion, Sunday, Nov. 5, 2017, from 1-4 p.m. with full military honors at 3 p.m. Archie’s main request was that his creations become memories of him and find new homes with the special people he knew and loved. We’ve had countless parties at his home over the years, none of which he has ever given us permission, this will be a special day indeed.

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

Sat
04
Nov

Karen J. Barkow

Karen J. Barkow, 70, of the Town of Pella, Shawano County, passed away at her home Friday morning, Nov. 3, 2017.

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