Obituaries

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May

Gale Eugene Brede

Gale Eugene Brede, long time Summit Lake resident, died unexpectedly of a heart attack on Wednesday, May 18, 2016, at his farm. He was 81 years old.

Gale was born on March 6, 1935, to the late Arthur and Gladys (Hein) Brede.

He was a U.S. Army Veteran, having served from 1958 to 1960.

Gale was a dairy and beef farmer and also had various jobs in construction, hauling, and logging.

He enjoyed listening to polka music, playing baseball and was a fan of professional wrestling.

He was a member of St. Luke Lutheran Church in Elcho.

Survivors include two sisters, Marjorie (Richard “Rip”) Hartjes, of White Lake, and Bonnie (Richard) Jerzykowski, of Menasha; nieces and nephews, Kelly Hartjes, of Waupaca, Mike (Julie) Hartjes, of Summit Lake, Mark (Vivian) Hartjes, of California, and Al Hartjes, of Kimberly; grandnieces and grandnephews, Dylan, Hunter, Cody, Megan, Alicia and Kim.

Wed
25
May

Lester J. Utke

Lester J. Utke, age 95, of Shawano, passed away peacefully late Thursday evening, May 19, 2016, in Shawano.

Lester was born April 4, 1921, in the Town of Belle Plaine, Shawano County, a son of the late Albert and Ella Utke. He attended country schools in Belle Plaine. Following school, Lester lived and farmed the family homestead until his family moved to Shawano. On July 25, 1942, Lester was united in marriage to Romaine Baumgartner at her parents’ home in the Town of Herman. The couple made their home in Shawano. On Dec. 16, 1942, he was drafted into the United States Army. He served in the Armor Division, being stationed in Germany. He was honorably discharged on Dec. 6, 1945.

Wed
25
May

Stephen Chizzo

Stephen Chizzo, 81, of Shawano, passed away early Tuesday morning, May 24, 2016, in his sleep, following a battle with cancer and other ailments. Funeral service arrangements are pending and will be announced at a later date.

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

Fri
20
May

Lester J. Utke

Lester J. Utke, 95, of Shawano, passed away peacefully late Thursday evening, May 19, 2016, in Shawano.

Lester was born on April 4, 1921, in the town of Belle Plaine, Shawano County, a son of the late Albert and Ella Utke. He attended country schools in Belle Plaine. Following school, Lester lived and farmed the family homestead until his family moved to Shawano.

On July 25, 1942, Lester was united in marriage to Romaine Baumgartner at her parents’ home in the town of Herman. The couple made their home in Shawano. On Dec. 16, 1942, he was drafted into the United States Army. He served in the Armor Division, being stationed in Germany. He was honorably discharged on Dec. 6, 1945.

Lester was employed at the Shawano Paper Mill as a truck driver for 42 years, retiring in 1984. He loved his lawn and took great pride in the appearance of his yard. He also enjoyed hunting and fishing with family and friends, making special memories with his many fishing trips.

Fri
20
May

Vera M. Dahm

Vera Mildred Dahm, 101, of Shawano, passed away on Wednesday, May 18, 2016, in Shawano.

Vera was born in Altoona on Oct. 30, 1914, the daughter of the late Jesse G. and Helena (Scheller) Colburn. She was a graduate of Marshfield McKinley High School and continued her education by graduating from Sheboygan Business School.

On May 24, 1947, Vera was united in marriage to Robert F. Dahm in Menominee, Michigan. Robert preceded her in death on July 4, 1972.

Vera had several different jobs throughout her life, including deputy county clerk for Shawano County. She retired from Family Insurance Company after working there for 16 years. She also served on the city of Shawano election board for over 25 years. Vera was a member of Zion Lutheran Church in Shawano, the Shawano American Legion Auxiliary, where she held many auxiliary offices including unit and county presidencies, and a lifetime member of the Order of the Eastern Star.

Fri
20
May

Dr. Robert J. Fischer

Dr. Robert “Bob” J. Fischer, 80, of Shawano, passed away on May 15, 2016. He was born on June 21, 1935, to the late Robert H. and Helen (Rose) Fischer in Shawano. His father, Robert H., was the Shawano County Circuit Court judge.

Robert graduated from the University of Minnesota with a doctor of veterinary medicine degree in 1959 and was a veterinarian in Shawano at the Shawano Veterinary Clinic for 56 years. As a veterinarian, he had the opportunity to care for President Reagan’s and President George Bush’s dogs, as well as many other exotic animals.

Robert was a member of the Shawano Masonic Inc. Fraternity and a Beja Shriner. In his free time, he enjoyed traveling to Hawaii and had visited 35 times to appreciate the scenery, artwork and culture. In addition, he was an avid outdoorsman and loved spending time at his hunting land and with his grandchildren.

Fri
20
May

Janet J. Williams

Janet J. Williams, 85, of Clintonville, passed away Thursday, May 19, 2016, at Aster Retirement Community, Clintonville, surrounded by family.

The Eberhardt-Stevenson Funeral Home & Crematory, Clintonville, is assisting Janet’s family.

Fri
20
May

Daniel R. Jinsky

Daniel R. Jinsky died on May 5, 2016.

Services are pending family notification. Please call Malcore Funeral Home at 920-432-5579.

Fri
20
May

Carl A. Norrbom

Carl A. Norrbom, 82, formerly of Elderon, died Wednesday, May 18, 2016, at Rennes Health and Rehab Center, Weston, under the care of Aspirus Comfort Care and Hospice Services.

He was born on March 29, 1934, in the town of Elderon, to Gust and Cora (Lunde) Norrbom. He married the love of his life, June Benz, on July 23, 1960.

Carl spent most of his life on the farm where he was born, deciding to become a farmer while in high school under the mentorship of Floyd Doering. After attending the farm shortcourse program at UW-Madison, Carl partnered in the farming operation for a time with his brother, David. In 1960, they received a national award from Agricultural Soil Conservation Services.

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20
May

Vera M. Dahm

Vera Mildred Dahm, 101, of Shawano, passed away on Wednesday, May 18, 2016.

A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, May 24, 2016, at Zion Lutheran Church in Shawano. Visitation will be held at the church on Tuesday from 9 a.m. until the time of the service.

A full obituary will appear in Saturday’s edition of The Shawano Leader.

www.swedbergfuneralhome.com

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