Obituaries

Thu
19
Apr

Ryan Kamps

On April 16, 2018, we lost our beloved son, brother and friend. Ryan Kamps, 35, passed away at his home after struggling with mental health issues. He is now freed from his pain. He was born Feb. 23, 1983, to Daniel and Debra (Bartz) Kamps. Ryan graduated as valedictorian from Pilgrim Lutheran School and with high honors from Green Bay West High School in 2001. During his time as a Wildcat, he was a member of the National Honor Society, the recipient of the Brian LaViolette Scholarship, Student of the Year, and a standout baseball and basketball player. He continued his education at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, graduating with a Bachelor of Science in materials and science engineering after an internship at Kohler. He lived and worked in Milwaukee as a metalurgical engineer.

Thu
19
Apr

Geraldine L. Belongia

Geraldine L. Belongia, 87, of Appleton, formerly of Gresham, passed away on Wednesday, April 18, 2018, in Appleton.

Funeral service arrangements are pending.

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

Wed
18
Apr

Ellyn J. Buckbee

Ellyn Jane Buckbee, 65, of Shawano, passed away on Thursday, April 12, 2018. Ellyn was born in Paducah, Kentucky, on July 26, 1952, the daughter of the late Charles “Bud” and Winnfred (Polzar) Buckbee. Ellyn loved the Girl Scouts and was a troop leader for the Fox River Council. Ellyn enjoyed being outdoors in nature and loved animals, especially horses. She enjoyed horseback riding and attended numerous local trail rides. Ellyn also enjoyed country line dancing.

Ellyn is survived by two daughters, Heather (Doug) Van Remortel, of Green Bay, and Sara (Joseph) Rudesill Jr., of Rhinelander; two grandchildren, J.T. and Cordelia; her brother, Chuck Buckbee; her nephew, Shane (Leslie) Buckbee; great-niece, Miley Buckbee; and great-nephew, Braxton Buckbee.

She was preceded in death by her parents; special aunt, Charlotte; and sister-in-law, Peggy.

Wed
18
Apr

Rueben C. Reinke Jr.

Rueben C. Reinke Jr., 77, of Marion, passed away Friday, April 13, 2018, at ThedaCare Regional Medical Center, Appleton.

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

Wed
18
Apr

Benedict V. Banaszynski

Benedict “Jay” Vincent Banaszynski Jr., 60, Phelps, died Saturday morning, April 14, 2018, surrounded by family members and was received into God’s loving arms, at home following a valiant two and a half year fight with cancer. Jay was born Jan. 5, 1958, to Benedict Sr. and Sandra (Krueger) Banaszynski. Jay grew up in the Pulaski area and attended Pulaski public schools, graduating from Pulaski High School with the class of 1976.

On Nov. 11, 1977, Jay married his high school sweetheart Anne (Sinclair) at Pamperin Park in Green Bay. They raised three children (two daughters, one son) and lived in Pulcifer for over 20 years. After their children were grown and starting families of their own, Jay and Anne moved up north to Phelps where the family enjoyed vacationing and camping every year. Jay has lived in Phelps for the past 10 years and has worked for the town of Phelps for six years.

Wed
18
Apr

Thomas F. Kroening

Thomas F. Kroening, 78, of Shawano, was called home Friday afternoon, April 13, 2018, in Shawano. Tom was born Feb. 9, 1940, in Shawano, a son of the late Fred and Rosetta (Koske) Kroening. He attended St. James Grade School, and later Shawano High School, graduating in 1958.

Following high school, he entered the Army Reserves and was stationed in Washington State. On Oct. 6, 1962, Tom was united in marriage to the former Delores Schoenheide at St. Martin’s Lutheran Church in Clintonville. She preceded him in death on Dec. 11, 2007. Tom was employed at Phenix Garage Doors in Shawano for many years, retiring in 2002. He is a member of St. James Lutheran Church in Shawano. He was an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed hunting and trout fishing. He was an active member of the Shawano Fish and Game Club for over 50 years.

Wed
18
Apr

Doris B. Reinheimer

Doris Beversdorf Wrolstad Reinheimer, 86, of Hertford, North Carolina, passed away Wednesday, April 11, 2018, in her home.

Mrs. Reinheimer was born in Shawano County on May 29, 1931, and was the daughter of the late Grover Beversdorf and Eleanor Kaempf Beversdorf. A homemaker, she was a member of Hertford United Methodist Church and its Hallelujah Club, and was very active in the Perquimans Arts League. Doris was a prolific artist and an avid swimmer. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husbands, Carlyle Wrolstad and Daniel Reinheimer; six sisters, Ione, Evelyn, Ruth, Margaret, Lorraine, and Barbara; and by a brother, Daniel. She was affectionately known as Aunt Dodo to the many nieces and nephews.

Sat
14
Apr

Richard G. Deuster

Richard George “Dick” Deuster, 93, of Bonduel, passed away on Wednesday, April 11, 2018, in Shawano. Richard was born in Milwaukee on April 9, 1925, the son of the late Lawrence and Catherine (Kiel) Deuster. Richard enlisted in the United States Marine Corps, serving our country honorably during World War II as a cook. On Aug. 9, 1969, he was united in marriage to Dolores (nee Hafemeister) Hildebrand. Dick worked at Schlitz Brewery for over 35 years, retiring in 1981. He was an avid gardener, loved cooking and traveling with his wife. Dick was a member of Zion Lutheran Church in Shawano.

Dick is survived by his wife of 48 years, Dolores; two children, Cheryl Ann (Scot) Sanderson, of Indiana, and Gary (Jill) Hildebrand of Lake Tomahawk; two grandchildren, Brittney Sanderson, of Kentucky, and Jordan Sanderson, of London; and one nephew, Thomas (Judith) Washburn, of Winneconne.

Sat
14
Apr

AnneBelle L. Krause

AnneBelle “Anne” Leona Krause, 89, of Shawano, passed away on April 12, 2018, to be with her Beloved Lord and Savior. She was born on July 4, 1928, in the Town of Herman to the late Gust and Leona (Peterman) Moede. On Sept. 6, 1947, she was united in marriage to Arnold George Krause at St. James Lutheran Church of Shawano by the Rev. William Uttech. They enjoyed 67 years together. She worked for almost 40 years at Badger Breeders. Anne loved to sew and made at least 100 quilts. Many she gave away as presents for Christmas, new babies, birthdays, weddings and every sister and brother got one. She loved attending church and loved to sing. She sang for many weddings over the years. She also wrote many poems. Anne was an avid sports fan. She loved the Milwaukee Brewers, Green Bay Packers and the Wisconsin Badgers. Anne also loved bowling and had once bowled a 660.

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14
Apr

Jill R. Hein

Jill R. Hein, 68, of Shawano, died on Friday, April 13, 2018, in Shawano. Jill was born on Oct. 24, 1949.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, April 18, 2018, at Swedberg Funeral Home in Shawano with the Rev. Virgil Hanson officiating. Burial will be in Shawano Cemetery. Visitation will be held at the funeral home from 10 a.m. until the time of the service.

A special thank you is extended to Kay Shelby-Norman, her caregiver, for all the loving care she provided to Jill and to Sandra Englert, her guardian, for always being there.

www.swedbergfuneralhome.com

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