Obituaries

Wed
24
May

Phyllis M. Rasmussen

Phyllis M. Rasmussen, 92, of Caroline, passed away on Friday, May 19, 2017, at Homme Home of Wittenberg.

Phyllis Mae Hitt was born in Antigo on April 15, 1925 to Ralph and Mae (Guenthner) Hitt. Mae was a school teacher, and Ralph farmed and operated a milk delivery business. She had one brother, Ken, and two sisters, Vivian and Lorraine. As a young lady, Phyllis worked in the potato fields for her uncle, Joe Guenthner, and as a nurse for his wife, Lilly. During her senior year in high school, she lived in town and worked at a dime store. Upon graduation from Antigo High School in 1943, she moved to Milwaukee and worked at the Twinkie factory. When her older brother enlisted in the U.S. Marines a year later, she was called back to Antigo to drive the family car.

Wed
24
May

Cheryl A. Trappe Renel

Cheryl Ann Trappe Renel, 69, of Bonduel, passed away on Wednesday, May 17, 2017, in Green Bay.

Cheryl was born in Mason City, Iowa, on Oct. 19, 1948, the daughter of the late Willard H. and Eva (Sawvell) Trappe. She enjoyed camping, fishing, woodworking, sewing and quilting.

Cheryl loved attending the Hodag and listening to bluegrass music as well as attending any kind of bluegrass festival.

Cheryl especially loved her family and enjoyed spending time with them.

Cheryl is survived by her daughter, Jodi Trappe; six grandchildren, Amber (Adam) Klotzbuecher, Zachary Trappe, Joshua (Steph) Spang-Magee, Val Magee, Baily Magee and Lydia Magee; her great-grandson, Ryder; and her significant other, Wayne Bahr. She is further survived by her sister, Shirley Peterson, and two brothers, Richard (Carolyn) Trappe and William (Linda) Trappe.

She was preceded in death by her parents and one brother, Harlan “Dean” Trappe.

Sat
20
May

Donald N. Johnson

Donald Neil Johnson, 85, passed away peacefully in his home in Sun City West, Arizona, on May 6, 2017.

Don was preceded in death by his wife of 61 years, Margaret. Surviving children include Bruce, Brian (Dianne) and Linda (Jim Kaiser); grandchildren, Devan, Aren and Noah; great-grandchildren, Braylee and Caleb.

Don graduated from St. Olaf College in 1954 and served three years in the Air Force. He earned his master’s degree in hospital administration in 1960 from the University of Minnesota. He soon after put his skills and talents to work at Shawano Community Hospital for nearly 20 years. Don’s dedication to his position as administrator contributed to a highly efficient facility as well as improvement and expansion. He finished his career at Luther Hospital in Eau Claire after many years of establishing continued excellence.

Sat
20
May

Connie Schuettpelz

On April 24, 1963, Connie was born to Roy and Dorothy Cudnohosky. Growing up on the family farm in the Klondike area, she graduated from Coleman High School and later from Northeast Wisconsin Technical College in Green Bay.

She eventually met up with her life partner, Ronald Marohl, and they settled down in Gillett. Together they raised two beautiful daughters, Myriah, the younger, and Crystal, the older, who unfortunately lost her life on earth at the same moment as her mother, Connie, due to a terrible auto accident on May 13, 2017.

Sat
20
May

Crystal Marohl

Born April 17, 1999, to Connie (Cudnohosky) Schuettpelz and Ronald Marohl, Crystal Marohl had just celebrated her 18th birthday. She was two weeks away from her graduation from Gillett High School. She was very excited about her plans to attend college at River Falls where she planned to seek a degree in agricultural science, but on May 13, 2017, sadly we lost her along with her mother, Connie, in a terrible accident.

Sat
20
May

Carol E. Grosskreutz

Carol Elizabeth Grosskreutz, 61, of Shawano, passed away at Froedtert Hospital in Milwaukee on Wednesday, May 17, 2017, after a courageous two-year battle with cancer, during which her faith and trust in God never wavered.

Born in Milwaukee on April 15, 1956, Carol was the daughter of the late Luther and Shirley (Waite) Goode. On March 13, 1976, Carol was united in marriage to Jerry Grosskreutz at the United Methodist Church in Shawano. She worked in the health care field for many years and was a generous, compassionate woman, always putting others before herself. Her faith and her family were the most important parts of her life.

In her free time, Carol enjoyed learning about history and anything outdoors, especially camping. She was a wonderful wife, mother and grandmother, and will be deeply missed.

Sat
20
May

Connie L. Retzlaff

Connie Retzlaff, 61, of Shawano passed away on Friday, May 19, 2017, in Green Bay. Born on May 22, 1955, in Shawano, Connie is the daughter of Betty (Werbelow) Retzlaff and the late Roland “Butch” Retzlaff.

Connie graduated from Shawano High School and worked as a cashier for many years, first at Red Owl, then Country Store and finally at the current Charlie’s County Market. In her free time, she loved going to the cabin up north, fishing, watching her niece and nephews’ sporting events, and spending time with her family and her pets.

Fri
19
May

Dian L. Cook

Dian L. Cook, 69, of Shawano, passed away peacefully on Friday morning, May 12, 2017, in Shawano.

A celebration of life for Dian will take place on Sunday, May 21, 2017, from 1-5 p.m. at Kuckuk Park in Shawano. Dee Schultz will provide the eulogy.

Mickelson Funeral & Cremation Service of Shawano is assisting the family with arrangements.

Please share online condolences at www.mickelsonfs.com.

Fri
19
May

Ardyce V. Galleske

Ardyce V. Galleske, 85, of Shawano, passed away early Thursday morning, May 18, 2017, surrounded by her loving family.

Ardyce was born on Dec. 24, 1931, in Shawano, a daughter of the late David and Bernice (Huebner) Huebner. She attended Shawano schools, graduating from Shawano High School in 1949. On June 2, 1951, she was united in marriage to Raymond H. Galleske at St. Martin Lutheran Church in Belle Plaine. The couple lived in Shawano their entire married life.

Ardyce was employed at Schultz Brothers store in Shawano until she and Ray started their family. She then stayed home to raise her children. She was a member of St. James Lutheran Church of Shawano.

Ardyce was an avid gardener, and truly had a green thumb when it came to keeping plants alive. In her spare time, she enjoyed baking, cooking, canning, cleaning her spotless home and spending time with her grandchildren.

Fri
19
May

Donald D. Pleshek

Donald D. Pleshek, 82, a beloved Bohemian, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, May 17, 2017, surrounded by his family at his home in the town of Waukechon.

Don was born on Nov. 5, 1934, a son of the late Bernard “Buck” and Marcella “Sally” (Raatz) Pleshek. Don started his education at Porter School, moving on to graduate from Shawano High School in 1952. Following school he was drafted and served his country in the U.S. Army’s 4th Armored Division. He was stationed in Ulm, Germany, for two years. After the military, Don came home to work at the family business, Pleshek’s Pavilion.

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