Obituaries

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Leroy G. Meyer

Leroy G. Meyer, 86, of Clintonville, passed away Saturday, June 2, 2018, at Greentree Health and Rehabilitation Center, Clintonville.

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06
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Patricia Bero

Patricia Bero, 66, of Ashwaubenon, formerly of Shawano, passed away Monday morning, June 4, 2018, at a local hospital. The daughter of the late Arthur and Esther (Watters) Ziemer was born March 3, 1952, in Shawano. She married Thomas Bero on Oct. 13, 1973, in Shawano.

Pat graduated from Shawano High School and was a huge Packers fan. Her grandchildren meant everything to her. She loved shopping and spending time with her grandkids.

Survivors include her husband, Tom; two sons, Jason (Jenny) Bero and Joshua (Lisa) Bero; six grandchildren, Noah, Abby, Madelynn, Emma, Jacob, Lynkin; and her former daughter-in-law, Robin. She is further survived by her siblings, Forrest Ziemer, Jim Ziemer and Ramona Vandenberg; and her dog, Bella. She is also survived by Tom’s family, Larry Bero, Mary and Earl Rentmeester, Bonnie and Jeff Johnson, Lori and Steve Froelich, Dr. William and Sandy Bero, and Tim Bero.

Preceded in death by one brother, Marlin Ziemer.

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06
Jun

Nancy L. Spieth

Nancy L. Spieth, 83, of Tigerton, passed away Tuesday, June 5, 2018, at ThedaCare Medical Center-Shawano.

Funeral arrangements are pending with Beil-Didier Funeral Home, Tigerton.

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06
Jun

Louella R. Small

Louella Rose Small, 84, of Shawano, died on Sunday, June 3, 2018, in Shawano. Louella was born on Nov. 8, 1933, in Keshena, daughter of the late Frank and Madeline (Waupoose) Corn. On May 5, 1970, she was united in marriage to Loren Small in Maywood, Illinois. Louella is a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church.

Louella is survived by her husband, Loren; four stepchildren, Catherine (John) Crosero, of Florida, Deborah Ann Small, of Michigan, Mary (Bernard) Menore, of Mauston, and Elizabeth (George) Walters, of Neopit; 18 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her stepdaughter, Kearson; her parents; and eight brothers and sisters.

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06
Jun

Bonnie R. Berton-Neumeyer

Bonnie R. Berton-Neumeyer, 79, of Peshtigo, passed away on Sunday, June 3, 2018, at home. She was born on May 5, 1939, to the late Jerry and Eleanor (Lynch) LaPlant at home in McAllister. She graduated from Menominee High School in 1957. On April 6, 1957, Bonnie married James Berton; he preceded her in death on Feb. 4, 2000. On Nov. 27, 2003, Bonnie married Alphonse Neumeyer; he preceded her in death on May 5, 2014. She was a member of Holy Family Parish, TOPS diet club and Tri-City Square Dance Club. Bonnie enjoyed crafting, knitting, crocheting, painting, singing, music and especially spending time with family. She played in the band The Good Times Trio with her husband for many years.

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06
Jun

Elizabeth D. Wopshel

Elizabeth D. Wopshel, 79, of Shawano, passed away peacefully Saturday, June 2, 2018, at ThedaCare Regional Medical Center-Appleton.

Elizabeth was born August 13, 1938, in Milwaukee, a daughter of the late George and Margaret (Putzback) DeJolier. She attended school in Milwaukee. On May 18, 1964, she was united in marriage to Douglas G. Wopshel at St. Veronica Catholic Church in Bayview. Douglas preceded her in death on Nov. 22, 2014. The couple lived in Milwaukee until Douglas retired and moved to Shawano in 1989. Elizabeth liked to do embroidery and play bingo. She is a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church.

Survivors include her children, Glen and Kenneth, both of Shawano, Steve and Wendy, both of Oak Creek; 12 grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her sister, Mary Kopcznski.

Sat
02
Jun

Kathryn M. Gajewski

Katie Gajewski, 88, of Shawano, passed away peacefully at Birch Hill Care Center in Shawano on May 26, 2018.

Katie was born on Aug. 5, 1929, in Milwaukee and united in Catholic marriage to her first love, Don Gajewski on Sept. 11, 1948. The couple continued to live in Milwaukee for 30 years and raised their only son, Bob.

Katie was proud of her working years at North Shore Bank and climbed the company ladder due to her friendly personality and sharp math skills. She and Don enjoyed many bus trips across the country that Katie organized through the bank.

After retirement, Don and Katie moved to Rhinelander and Shawano to be closer to their family. They shared a very special bond with their grandsons Rob and Ryan and spent as much time as possible with them. During the winters, the couple lived in Florida and enjoyed going out to eat, attending music shows, and entertaining friends.

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02
Jun

Robert L. Schultz

Robert “Bucky” L. Schultz Jr., 81, of the Town of Larrabee, Waupaca County, passed away Thursday, May 31, 2018, at ThedaCare Regional Medical Center in Appleton following a brief illness.

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

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31
May

David R. Wilson

David R. Wilson, 70, of Waupaca (formerly Clintonville), passed away Tuesday, May 29, 2018, at his home.

David Ray Wilson was born on April 27, 1948, in Clintonville to John and Delores (Hanson) Wilson. He was baptized on May 23, 1948, by the Rev. Walter List at Zion Lutheran Church, Embarrass. In his early years, David loved fishing and swimming in the Embarrass River. He liked camping with his parents, niece Kris and nephew Tom. David attended special education classes at Clintonville Public School until he was 16 years old. He was confirmed on Nov. 5, 1989 by the Rev. Robert Selle at Zion Lutheran Church, Embarrass.

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May

Gerald D. Gast

Gerald D. Gast, 72, of Shawano, passed away on Friday, May 25, 2018, in Shawano. Gerald was born in Shawano on Aug. 24, 1945, son of the late Arthur William and Ruth (Sindberg) Gast Sr. Gerald graduated from Shawano High School in 1963. He was an avid Packers and Brewers fan. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and trapping and loved going out to eat at the Gathering with his family.

Gerald is survived by four children, Lori, Julie, Andrew and Jessica; eight grandchildren; one brother, Timothy (Kathy) Gast, of Shawano; two sisters, Barbara Hudson, of North Carolina, and Patricia Liberus, of Haiti; his sisters-in-law, Patricia Gast, of Green Bay, and Virginia Gast, of Tomah; and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents and three brothers, Arthur Jr., William and James.

Private family services will be held. Inurnment will be in the Lake Drive Cemetery. Swedberg Funeral Home is assisting the family with the arrangements.

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