Obituaries

Fri
16
Dec

Kay J. Erickson

Kay J. Erickson, 76, of Shawano, formerly of Gladstone, Michigan, passed away unexpectedly on Thursday afternoon, Dec. 15, 2016, at her home in Shawano.

Funeral service arrangements are pending and will be announced at a later date.

Mickelson Funeral and Cremation Service of Shawano is assisting the Erickson family with the service arrangements.

Please share online condolences at www.micklesonfs.com

Fri
16
Dec

Joyce I. Helms

Joyce I. Helms, 85, of Marion, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2016, at St. Elizabeth Hospital.

The Beil-Didier Funeral Home, Marion, is assisting the family.

Fri
16
Dec

Allen E. Bierman

Allen Emil Bierman, of Bryant, died Thursday, Dec. 15, 2016, at his home. He was 80 years old. He was born on Oct. 7, 1936, in town of Almon, a son of the late Charles and Leovona (Baker) Bierman.

Allen married Mary Wickersheim on Dec. 15, 1962, at Four Corners Assembly of God, White Lake.

He served in the United States Army from 1955-1957, having been stationed in Germany. Allen was a logger for many years until his retirement in 2007.

He was a member of Four Corners Assembly of God Church in White Lake.

Allen enjoyed watching the Milwaukee Brewers, Green Bay Packers and western movies. He loved playing the harmonica, hunting and spending time with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Thu
15
Dec

Leona S. Bowman

Leona Sarah Bowman, 96, of Gresham, passed away on Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2016, at home, surrounded by her family.

Leona was born in Morgan Siding on April 6, 1920, the second of 16 children, to the late Louis and Mary (Bowman) Burr. She had a happy childhood and her family always had what they needed. She attended Lutheran Indian Mission School until eighth grade. As she got older, she enjoyed going to dances.

Thu
15
Dec

Lenore A. Hammond

Lenore A. Hammond, 83, of Clintonville, died on Sunday, Dec. 11, 2016. She was born on April 29, 1933, in Shawano, to the late Leonard and Olga (Hogan) Cornelius.

Lenore was united in marriage to Curtis Hammond on May 21, 1960. The couple owned and operated a dairy farm in the town of Waukechon.

Lenore was a member of Zion Lutheran Church in Shawano and formerly a member of Jerusalem Lutheran Church in Lunds.

She is survived by her husband, Curtis; her son, Mike (Nancy) Hammond, of Shawano; two grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

Lenore was preceded in death by her son Marvin; her parents; and her brothers, Lyle and Dale.

Private family services were held on Thursday, Dec. 15, 2016. Burial was in Jerusalem Lutheran Cemetery in Lunds.

Swedberg Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.

Thu
15
Dec

Michael S. Jahnke

Michael Scott Jahnke, 51, of the town of Waukechon, Shawano, died unexpectedly at his home, surrounded by his loving family and friends, on Sunday afternoon, Dec. 11, 2016.

Funeral service arrangements are pending and will be announced on Saturday.

Mickelson Funeral and Cremation Service of Shawano is assisting the Jahnke family with the service arrangements.

www.mickelsonfs.com

Thu
15
Dec

Linda C. Argenbright

Linda C. Argenbright, 63, of Leopolis, passed away suddenly and unexpectedly at her home early Wednesday morning, Dec. 14, 2016.

Funeral service arrangements are pending and will be announced on Saturday.

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

Please share online condolences at www.mickelsonfs.com.

Thu
15
Dec

Richard M. Penass

Richard Michael Penass, 63, of Keshena, passed away on Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2016, at his home. Born on June 2, 1953, in Keshena, he was the son of the late William and Emerine (Corn) Penass Jr.

He attended St. Joe’s Indian School and graduated from Shawano High School. Later, he attended St. Norbert College and Ripon College.

Richard was united in marriage to Glenda Miller in Keshena on June 2, 1978, and she preceded in in death in 2003. He worked as a police officer for the Menominee Tribal Police, badge No. 1265.

Richard was an avid Packers, Brewers and Badgers fan. He loved Menominee baseball games and was one of the original “Tree People.”

Richard loved spending time at the family lake lot, and was most proud of participating in a televised pro bowlers tour.

Richard was a member of St. Michael’s Catholic Church in Keshena.

Thu
15
Dec

James D. Doran

James D. Doran, 82, of Keshena, passed away on Sunday, Dec. 11, 2016, at his home.

James was born on Sept. 20, 1934, in Des Moines, Iowa. He enjoyed playing Tripoly and spoiling his grandchildren.

James is survived by his wife, Olga B. (Tourtillott) Doran; children, Beth (Richard) Moses, Tonia (Frank) Wilber, Brenda (Robert) Lyons and Sharon (Cory) Potratz; grandchildren, Dakota, McKayla, Rick, Jeremiah, Wanda, Tina, Patrick, Justin, Sadie, Alexis, Brandon, Travis, Michael and special granddaughter Misty; 26 great-grandchildren; siblings, Patricia Loutch, Richard (Toots) Doran, William King and Darin (Phylis) Doran; as well as his fur baby, Sassy; sisters-in-law and brother-in-law, Sylvia (Richard) Dodge and Patricia Tourtillott; and numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by one son, Jerome Lyons Jr.; his parents, Kenneth and Hazel; and his brothers and sisters.

Thu
15
Dec

Gloria M. Severson

Gloria M. Severson, 63, Gillett, died Tuesday morning, Dec. 13, 2016, at a Green Bay hospital in the presence of her loving family, following a courageous battle with cancer.

Gloria was originally diagnosed with breast cancer 22 years ago which, through treatment, went into remission. Two years ago, cancer returned, and again Gloria was up to the challenge.

In a third and most recent bout, Gloria continued to battle in her own valiant way. She was born June 14, 1953, in Gillett to Victor and Claudine (Umentum) Peterson.

Gloria grew up in Gillett where she attended public schools, graduating from high school with the Class of 1971. Following graduation, she moved to Milwaukee where she attended college and worked for the Yellow Pages.

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