Obituaries

Fri
04
Dec

Dorothy J. Schoenike

Dorothy J. Schoenike, 89, of Clintonville, passed away Thursday evening, Dec. 3, 2015, at ThedaCare Medical Center-Shawano surrounded by her family.

The Eberhardt-Stevenson Funeral Home & Crematory, Clintonville is assisting her family.

Fri
04
Dec

Leonard W. Giese

Leonard William Giese, 88, of Gillett, passed away on Dec. 1, 2015, in Gillett.

Leonard was born on Jan. 21, 1927, in Hayes, the son of the late Harry A. and Louise (Buhrandt) Giese.

Leonard entered the Army at 18 years old and was able to travel all over the United States. He ended up stationed in Berlin, Germany, where he spent his time translating because he spoke fluent German, which he learned as a child while helping his grandpa around the farm.

After his honorable discharge from the military, he spent two years sailing the Great Lakes. On June 7, 1946, he was united in marriage to Marjory Miller in Gillett. He worked as a laborer at Warvels and Briggs and Stratton in Milwaukee until he retired. He was a volunteer crossing guard for Gillett Schools and a volunteer firefighter for the Gillett Fire Department. In his free time, he enjoyed fixing cars and lawn mowers, and playing the accordion.

Thu
03
Dec

Patricia L. Genke

Patricia L. “Patti” Genke, 57, of Shawano, went to meet her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Sunday evening, Nov. 29, 2015, at Theda Clark Regional Medical Center in Neenah following a sudden illness.

Patti was born on Sept. 16, 1958, in Milwaukee, a daughter of the late Charles and Jean (Pepin) Pegg. She attended Milwaukee schools, graduating from Milwaukee Pulaski High School. On June 7, 2001, she was united in marriage to Roger Genke. The couple lived in Shawano following their marriage.

Patti had been employed at Oak Haven Assisted Living in Shawano. She was a member of Resurrection Lutheran Church of Shawano. She enjoyed cooking and baking, using her secret ingredient, LOVE. She always had a smile on her face, and enjoyed helping others.

Wed
02
Dec

Leon J. Hoffman

Leon J. Hoffman, 86, of Clintonville, passed away peacefully Thursday, Nov. 26, 2015, at ManorCare Health Services, Shawano, with his wife and three daughters by his side.

Leon John Hoffman was born on April 20, 1929, in Clintonville to Louis and Lydia (Boetcher) Hoffman. After graduating from Shawano High School, he entered the U.S. Army and was stationed in Germany. Leon was united in marriage on Aug. 8, 1953, to Joyce F. Vanderwalker. The couple had three daughters and enjoyed many loving years and special memories living on Long Lake.

Wed
02
Dec

Hilary M. Rosenheim

Hilary M. Rosenheim, 26, of Hilliard, Ohio, and formerly of Clintonville, died unexpectedly on Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2015, at her home.

Hilary Marie Rosenheim was born on July 29, 1989, at Clintonville Hospital to John and Rita (Hicks) Rosenheim. She was raised in Clintonville and graduated from Clintonville High School in 2007. While in school she played percussion in concert, marching and jazz band, earning the Louis Armstrong Jazz Award as a senior. Also in high school she played softball and soccer, was part of the Marion Chess Team, participated in the Math League in Clintonville and could solve the Rubik’s Cube in just minutes. She received the Pi Award in high school for memorizing 1,027 digits of the endless number.

Wed
02
Dec

Donald J. Bywater

Donald J. Bywater, 92, of Shawano, passed away on Nov. 19, 2015, at his home. Donald was born in Milwaukee on April 24, 1923, the son of the late James J. and Lena O. (Schmidt) Bywater.

Donald enlisted in the United States Army in 1943. After discharge, he worked as an auto mechanic and at Allis-Chalmers before finding his job at the Milwaukee County Parks Commission. Don worked there for 34 years before his retirement. Don was united in marriage to Sharon Lynn (Paschke) Fiala on Aug. 17, 1991, at Hope Church in Cecil.

Donald enjoyed hunting and fishing.

Wed
02
Dec

Sally A. Minniecheske

Sally A. Minniecheske, 81, of the Township of Fairbanks, Shawano County, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2015, at Greentree Health and Rehabilitation Center, Clintonville.

The Eberhardt-Stevenson Funeral Home & Crematory, Clintonville, is assisting her family.

Sat
28
Nov

Dwayne R. Hanson

Dwayne R. “Butch” Hanson, 87, of Shawano, passed away unexpectedly on Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 26, 2015, in Green Bay.

Dwayne was born on Jan. 29, 1928, in Clintonville, a son of the late David and Mary (Allen) Hanson. He was baptized at St. Martin’s Lutheran Church in 1928 and confirmed in 1942. Butch attended St. Martin’s Lutheran School and graduated from Shawano High School in 1946. While a freshman at SHS, he played on the high school’s state championship football team. Following graduation, he entered the United States Navy and served from 1946-1948. Butch was stationed in Lakehurst, New Jersey, with the ZP-1 Squadron as a parachute rigger. Upon returning from service, he was united in marriage to the former Lois Taylor on Jan. 8, 1949, at St. James Lutheran Church in Shawano.

Sat
28
Nov

Stella Bigfire

Stella Bigfire, 88, of Neopit, died Friday, Nov. 27, 2015, in Shawano.

Stella was born on May 24, 1927. She was united in marriage to Elmer Bigfire Sr., and he preceded her in death on Oct. 25, 1988. Stella was a teacher and taught the native Menominee language. Beginning in her youth, Stella was very family oriented and instilled that into her children. She was a member of the Menominee Orthodox Presbyterian Church in Neopit.

Stella enjoyed doing word searches and crossword puzzles and was a talented seamstress, but loved nothing more than spending time with those she loved most.

Stella is survived by her sons, William (Roxanna) Bigfire, of Keshena, and Randall Bigfire, of Neopit; her grandchildren and great-grandchildren; one sister, Rose Nahwahquaw; as well as numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives.

Thu
26
Nov

Robert L. Edwards

Robert “Bob” L. Edwards, 75, of the town of Larrabee, Waupaca County, passed away unexpectedly at his home Tuesday evening, Nov. 24, 2015.

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

www.eberhardtstevenson.com.

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