Obituaries

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Feb

Joan M. Anklam

Joan M. Anklam, 68, of rural Tigerton (town of Wyoming, Waupaca County), passed away on Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017, at ThedaCare Regional Medical Center-Appleton.

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

Sat
18
Feb

Brian A. Suprise

Brian A. Suprise, 55, of Shawano, passed away unexpectedly at home on Sunday morning, Feb. 12, 2017.

Brian was born on June 25, 1961, in New London, a son of Bonnie (Bohardt) Suprise and the late Neal N. Suprise. Brian grew up in Shawano and attended Shawano schools, graduating with the Class of 1979. Following high school he entered the United States Navy, serving his country for three years. He was a submariner and also served aboard the USS Wainwright.

Upon returning from service, Brian was employed at several different positions. His longest tenure was with Timbco in Shawano. He continued his education at NWTC and earned his LPN. He was currently employed at Woodport Doors in Shawano. He was a member of Peace United Church of Christ in Shawano. He was an avid golfer as well as a lifelong Packers and Badgers fan.

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18
Feb

Earl W. Druckrey

On the morning of Feb. 16, 2017, with his family by his side, Earl William Druckrey, 91, was called to his heavenly home.

Earl was born on the home farm in Advance on Dec. 3, 1925, to the late Carl and Effie (Bergner) Druckrey. The family moved from Advance to Shawano in 1932. He attended St. James Lutheran School and graduated from Shawano High School in 1944. Due to Earl volunteering at the age of 17 to serve his country, his mother accepted his high school diploma on his behalf. He entered the Marine Corps on March 22, 1944, and served as a private first class in Japan, China and Okinawa Island during World War II. He received an honorable discharge on March 13, 1946. Earl was very proud of his service to his country and took great pride in being a Marine. He was a long standing member of the VFW in Rhinelander.

Fri
17
Feb

Earl W. Druckrey

Earl W. Druckrey, 91, of Rhinelander, passed away on Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017, in Minocqua.

Arrangements are pending with Swedberg Funeral Home, and a complete obituary will be published in Saturday’s paper.

www.swedbergfuneralhome.com

Thu
16
Feb

Martha A. Naber

Martha Ann Naber, 59, of Naperville, Illinois, died on Feb. 10, 2017, while surrounded by family and friends, after battling cancer for 20+ years.

Martha was a loving, gentle soul who loved traveling, photography, creating art, hiking and walking, and laughing with family and friends.

Martha was born in Shawano, graduated from Shawano High School and went on to get a bachelor’s degree from DePaul University in business management. She retired from IBM after many years in customer service.

Martha, daughter of John and Margaret Naber, who preceded her in death, is survived by siblings Charley, Tom, Andy, (Dorie Miller) Mary, Paul and Therese, as well as nephews Matthew (Katlynn and children Shiloh, Tucker, Greyson and Jackson) and Daniel, and niece Anne.

Tue
14
Feb

Roger A. Young

Roger A. Young, 71, Wittenberg, died on Friday, Feb. 10, 2017, at Aspirus Wausau Hospital. He was born on Aug. 18, 1945, in Wausau, the son of the late Howard and Edeline (Liesch) Young.

Roger was a United States Army veteran. He was a member of the Bloecher-Johnson American Legion Post 502

Roger was united in marriage to Luella Young (Giese) on May 8, 1976, at Peace Lutheran Church in Tilleda. She survives.

Tue
14
Feb

David A. Nordwig

David A. Nordwig, 79, of Clintonville, passed away on Saturday, Feb. 11, 2017, at ThedaCare Regional Medical Center-Appleton.

David Allan Nordwig was born on June 17, 1937, at Shawano Hospital to Henry “Hank” and Ida (Schroeder) Nordwig. He grew in the Thornton area in the town of Richmond, Shawano County. David entered the U.S. Army and served from 1960 to 1962. He was united in marriage on April 20, 1963, to Shirley M. Malueg at Zion Lutheran Church in Caroline.

Tue
14
Feb

John A. Wissmann Jr.

John August Louis Wissmann Jr., 77, of Clintonville, passed away on Saturday, Feb. 11, 2017.

John was born on Oct. 21, 1939, in Shawano to the late John and Adela (Schwartz) Wissmann Sr. John graduated from Shawano High School and continued his education at the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh, where he earned his bachelor’s degree in math and science education. On Aug. 27, 1961, he was united in marriage to Nancy Jane Sachs in Seymour.

John was an active fourth-generation member of Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Pella. He taught Sunday school and confirmation classes for nearly 30 years, as well as served on the council as secretary, treasurer, vice president and deacon. John was past president of the men’s organization at church and a member of Gideons International for many years. He worked on the family dairy farm, taking over in 1970. While running and expanding a successful dairy farm, he taught mathematics at Shawano High School.

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14
Feb

Diane L. Chroge

Diane L. Chroge, 54, Leopolis, died on Saturday, Feb. 11, 2017, at Shawano Health Services under the care of Heartland Hospice. She was born on Nov. 2, 1962, in Milwaukee, the daughter of the late August and Joan (Pedretti) Tautges.

On Feb. 15, 1992, Diane was united in marriage to Kevin Chroge at Zion Lutheran Church, Eland. He preceded her in death on May 26, 2016.

Diane worked for Clabough & Associates, Wittenberg, and most recently worked for Wisconsin Veneer and Plywood, where she was treasurer of the union.

Diane was an avid collector and collected many coins, stamps, and Disney memorabilia. She enjoyed camping, feeding birds and taking care of her cats.

Tue
14
Feb

Dorothy Y. Miller

Obituary in Dorothy Y. Miller’s own words:

I was born April 27, 19xx, in Shawano to Louis and Eleanor Runge, and raised by Joe and Louise Long on a farm outside of Wittenberg.

I was blessed with two children, Lisa (Scott) Wollenberg and David Miller, and three beautiful grandchildren, Benjamin, Travis and Mckenzie, who have all brought me joy, love, laughter and happiness.

I leave behind two brothers, Louie (JoAnn) Runge and Bill (Diane) Runge, and many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews, many who hold a special place in my heart.

Was preceded in death by my two sisters, Emily Spindler and Betty Zindler.

Although having cancer was difficult, it allowed me to spend extra time to be with my family to reflect, laugh, cry together and be with the people I love. My wish and hope is for everyone to remember the good times we all had together over the years.

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