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Obituaries

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William A. Busch

William A. “Bill” Busch, 76, of Shawano, passed away Friday evening, June 7, 2019, at ThedaCare Medical Center-Appleton following complications from congestive heart failure.

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Jonathan D. Luepke

Jonathan D. Luepke, 51, died unexpectedly in a motorcycle accident Saturday, June 8, 2019.

Jon was born to Richard and Phyllis Luepke on Jan. 14, 1968, in Milwaukee. He grew up and attended St. Paul Lutheran School in Bonduel. He attended Northeastern Wisconsin Lutheran High School in Green Bay and graduated from Vermillion Community College in Ely, Minnesota, with an applied science degree in 1988. Jon began his career with the U.S. Forest Service immediately following graduation and continued with it until the present time as a timber sales administrator. During his lifetime, he was also a wildland firefighter and assisted across the U.S. and Canada fighting many wildfires. He truly enjoyed his career.

Jon married his ex-wife, Janel Crooks, in 1993, and they had two children, Cassie Crooks-Luepke and Quinn Luepke. Jon moved with Kristi Keach from Chatham, Michigan, to Three Lakes in 2012.

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Sally A. Keyes

Sally Ann Keyes, 74, passed away Saturday, June 1, 2019, in Duluth, Minnesota. She was born Aug. 11, 1944, in Tomahawk to Gordon and Mary (Henderson) Keyes. Sally grew up in Shawano, where her parents ran the Shamoco Ford dealership. She graduated from Shawano High School in 1962, then attained a Bachelor of Arts in library science from Northland College followed by an Master of Arts from the University of Wisconsin. Sally married Thomas Nezgoda in 1969 and later divorced. She married again in 1984 to Donald Griggs.

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James L. Spang

James L. Spang, 80, Gillett, passed away unexpectedly Saturday, June 8, 2019. His family was at his side.

James was born in Shawano on June 23, 1938, a son of the late Aloys and Ruth (Anker) Spang. He attended local schools and was a 1956 graduate of Shawano High School. James was a proud Army veteran and honorably served his country from 1956 to 1963.

James married Nathalie (Miller) on June 18, 1960, and together they raised three children. He worked for Mirro Aluminum of over 40 years, retiring in 2000. James enjoyed hunting, fishing and his springer spaniels. He will be sadly missed.

James leaves his beloved wife, Nathalie, of over 58 years; his children, Pam (Mike) Schmit, James G. (Donna) Spang and Ruth (Jeff Thomson) Spang. He will also be remembered by his grandchildren, Stephanie (Josh) Spang-Magee, Casey Schmit, Andrea Beaumier, Jennifer (Devin Kohls) Spang and Cody Schmit; and by his dog, Lucky.

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11
Jun

Kolton C. Arndt

Kolton Charles Arndt was born at 1:38 a.m. on Tuesday, May 21, 2019, weighing 2 pounds and measuring 15 inches long. He passed peacefully in the arms of his parents Wednesday, June 5, 2019.

Heaven’s gain was our loss when our angel was called home by our Lord. Kolton came into this world too soon and stayed for only a short time.

Kolton is being greeted in heaven by his maternal great-grandparents, Roger and Esther Habeck, and his paternal great-grandparents, Charles and Sylvia Owens and Richard and LaNora Arndt.

He is survived by his parents, Benjimen and Whitney Arndt; his sisters, Kynzlee and Brielle; his brother, Benson; maternal great-grandmother, Pat Rusch; maternal grandparents, Scott and Mary Rusch; paternal grandmother, Nadine Arndt; his maternal aunt, Heather Rusch; and paternal aunt, Sheila Arndt.

An intimate chapel service will be held Friday, June 14, 2019, at St. James Lutheran Church in Shawano with family and friends.

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11
Jun

Theodore Sylvester Boyd August 13, 1940 – May 23, 2019

Theodore S. Boyd, of Rochester, Washington, passed away at the age of 78 on May 23, 2019, in Olympia, Washington. Ted was born Aug. 13, 1940, in the St. Joseph’s Hospital in Keshena. He loved his extensive family, was proud of his Indian heritage and was a lover of nature. Ted, born by his Indian name Wapanonay, was raised in Neopit by his father, the late Sylvester Theodore Boyd, and by his mother, Margaret Louise Boyd (Waubano). He attended St. Anthony’s Church’s grade school in Neopit and graduated from Shawano High School. Ted attended Marquette University, majoring in accounting, which became his life’s passion and profession. He worked for the Seminole Tribe of Florida as a comptroller until he retired in the year 2000.

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Jun

Carol J. Krause

Carol J. (Mrs. Lyle) Krause, 71, of Shawano, passed away Monday, June 10, 2019, in Neenah.

Swedberg Funeral Home is assisting the family with the arrangements.

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11
Jun

Carl L. Carmichael

On May 18, 1933, Carl Leroy Carmichael was born in Pickering, Missouri. He is the youngest of four children born to Ora and Josephine (Murphy) Carmichael. He had struggled valiantly with the after effects of lymphoma and two strokes over two years. He was 86 years old. He attended both elementary and high school in Hopkins, Missouri, graduating in 1951. His leadership abilities, work ethic and organizational skills were evident in these formative years. He began his college studies in 1952. In 1953, he received a letter from neighbors, friends, and the selective service to spend the next two years in the Army near the end of the Korean War.

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Elmer Ernest Kranzusch

Elmer E. Kranzusch, 86, of Shawano, passed away Saturday, June 8, 2019. Elmer was born Aug. 18, 1932, in Gogebic County, Michigan, to the late Frederick and Helen (Kegebar) Kranzusch. He graduated from Appleton High School in 1950, and he served his country proudly in the Army during the Korean conflict until he was honorably discharged. He was united in marriage May 28, 1955, to Joan Bazile, who preceded him in death Dec. 4, 2014. The couple owned and operated Village Bakery in Black Creek and in Bonduel for 18 years. He continued baking at Pick ’n Save until he was 71. Elmer was also a member of the Nicole Region Model A Club and loved hunting and fishing.

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William A. Busch

William A. “Bill” Busch, 76, of Shawano, passed away Friday evening, June 7, 2019, at ThedaCare Medical Center-Appleton following complications from congestive heart failure.

Service arrangements are pending and will be in Thursday’s paper.

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

Please share online condolences at www.mickelsonfs.com.

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