Obituaries

Sat
04
Nov

Mark A. Brede

Mark Allen Brede, born Nov. 9, 1957, to the late William and Rose Marie Brede of Bonduel, died July 9, 2017, at his home. Mark went to Milwaukee Lutheran and then went to Concordia in Nebraska. He moved out of Wisconsin 25-plus years ago. He moved to Illinois, then moved to Iowa. He worked at DeZee manufacturing for 16 years and worked at Tractor Supply part time. Mark was a guy who would help anyone in need of help. Always, willing to give advice.

Mark was a well-known guy all over for raising and showing beef. After selling his beef animals, he continued helping at the World Beef Expo, where he was the Maine-Anjou superintendent. He started raising and showing rabbits. He made a lot of friends wherever he went.

Sat
04
Nov

Herbert “Buck” Hofman

Dear Buck,

This is not the way our retirement years were supposed to go. We were going to spend time at our cabin, making firewood, watching the deer, visiting with family and friends around the campfire. We even had a guest cabin planned.

We are married 26 days short of 47 years. How fast time goes by. We met as classmates, dated, engaged and then married. Together, we were blessed with three beautiful daughters: Brenda, Rebecca and Bethany. Then we gained two sons-in-law: Allan and Kyle. Now we have our grandchildren, Adam, Nicholle, Ethan, Micah and baby Cousineau due in March.

You are a wonderful father and grandfather. You taught by example and always made time for them. As my husband, you always loved me. You may not have always said it in words, but you would in the things you did for me.

You worked many jobs, and sometimes, after a day of work, you would go to work a part-time job.

Sat
04
Nov

Eleanora R. Peterson

Eleanora R. Peterson passed away on Saturday, Oct. 28, 2017. She was born in Kenosha on May 14, 1921, to the late Salvatore and Raffaela (Cosentino) Chiappetta. She graduated from Kenosha Central (now Bradford High) School in 1939 and became private secretary to Donald W. Anderson of Specialty Brass Co. At the start of WWII, she moved to Milwaukee, working as assistant to the VP of rationed procurement of war materials for the Acme Galvanizing Co.

On Feb. 8, 1947, Eleanora married Eugene Lee Peterson, of Lunds, at Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Kenosha. The couple settled in Milwaukee, where Eleanora worked for banking and construction businesses, until she managed Ma Peterson’s Realty for 20 years, with a staff of 10 salespeople, before retiring to Lunds.

Fri
03
Nov

Virginia L. Weber-Davis

Virginia Lucille Weber-Davis, 91, of Shawano, died on Wednesday, Nov. 1, 2017. Born in Chicago, Illinois, on Dec. 14, 1925, she was the daughter of the late George F. and Gertrude M. (Liss) Reichert. On June 28, 1947, Virginia was united in marriage to Robert James Weber, who preceded her in death. Finding love again, Virginia was married to Kenneth Everett Davis on Feb. 14, 1980, in Shawano. Kenneth also preceded her in death. She was a member of Church on the Hill United Methodist Church and part of the Shawano Women’s Club. Virginia enjoyed gardening, cooking, reading and playing bridge with her bridge club.

Fri
03
Nov

Sharon K. Thorne

Sharon Kay Thorne, 66, of Shawano, passed away peacefully in her sleep on Thursday, Nov. 2, 2017, in Shawano. Born on May 11, 1951 in Neenah, Sharon is the daughter of the late Lyle and Marian (Arndt) Rosenow. Sharon graduated from Shawano High School in 1969. She worked in the lunch room at the high school for many years. Sharon enjoyed crocheting, playing games and playing cards, reading and scrapbooking. She especially loved to shop with her girls and attend her grandchildren’s many events.

Sharon is survived by her four children, Heidi (Clint) Parsons, of Green Bay, Jamie (Steve) Farwell, of Shiocton, Chad (Tracy) Thorne, of Gresham, and Joshua (Kristin) Thorne, of Green Bay; and her grandchildren, Hunter, Kaitlyn and Megan Parsons, Kyle Farwell and Brayden Thorne.

She was preceded in death by her parents; one brother, Curtis Rosenow; and two sisters in infancy.

Fri
03
Nov

Olive M. Perry

Olive M. Perry, 93, went to meet her precious husband, Bud, at the Golden Gate on Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017.

She is survived by four children, Dennis, Ronald, Allan and Cindy; eight grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; one sister, Kitty; and two sisters-in-law.

Graveside services will be held at 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 4, 2017, at Woodlawn Cemetery in Shawano. Visitation will be held at Swedberg Funeral Home in Shawano from noon until the procession leaves for the cemetery. In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund has been established.

www.swedbergfuneralhome.com

Thu
02
Nov

Beverly J. Arneson

Beverly J. Arneson, 85, Oconto Falls, died early Wednesday morning, Nov. 1, 2017, at the home she shared with her sister, Neva, for 12 years, with family present. Bev valiantly fought cancer for over 30 years. She was born Sept. 8, 1932, in the Town of Spruce to Lars and Angeline (Reed) Johnson. Bev grew up on the family farm in Spruce and attended school, graduating from Oconto Falls High School with the class of 1949. Following graduation, she attended Marinette Normal Teachers College and earned her teaching degree in elementary education.

Thu
02
Nov

Margaret E. Ziemer

Margaret E. Ziemer, 82, of Shawano, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, Oct. 31, 2017, at her home. Margaret was born on Jan. 15, 1935, in Clinton, North Carolina, the daughter of the late William and Rena Taylor. She attended Clinton Elementary School and Clinton High School. On Oct. 9, 1951, she was united in marriage to William C. Ziemer. In 1953, Margaret and William moved to Wisconsin. She liked to read, collect cookbooks, cooking, gardening, canning and flowers. More than anything, Margaret loved visiting with her friends and family, especially her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Margaret is survived by her loving husband of 66 years, William; their six children, Sandra Stockinger, of Thiensville, Susan (Ken) Zacher, of Saukville, Bonnie (Tom) Sanfelippo, of West Bend, Mike (Therese) Ziemer, of West Bend, Debbie Saueressig, of Cascade, and Shelley (Gary) Hays, of Manteno, Illinois; 14 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.

Thu
02
Nov

Judith A. Wisniewski

Judith Ann Wisniewski, 68, of Shawano, passed away on Tuesday, Oct. 31, 2017, at her home. Judy was born in Titusville, Pennsylvania on Nov. 24, 1948, the daughter of the late Richard G. and Nellie (Stover) Peebles, Sr. On June 21, 1980, Judy was united in marriage to Robert Wisniewski at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Shawano. She worked as a school bus driver for Grosskopf Bus for several years and later worked at the Country Store. Judy enjoyed reading and loved animals.

Judy is survived by her husband, Robert Wisniewski; two children, Amy Taylor, of New York, and Dean (Francine Wild) Unger, of Germany; four grandchildren, Patrick, Evan, Ella and Ethan; her brother and sisters, Richard Peebles, Jr, Carol (Ray) Kuzmich and Sally (Charles) Shipkosky, all of Pennsylvania.

She was preceded in death by her parents and three sisters, Mary Wilson and Katherine Taylor; and Frances Howe.

Wed
01
Nov

Thomas G. Strauss

A man of great character and faith left this earth for his Heavenly home on Oct. 29, 2017.

Thomas Gary Strauss was born 71 years ago on Sept. 8, 1946, in Shawano, the son of Franklin and Eleanor Beversdorf Strauss. Being raised on a dairy farm north of Shawano led to a lifelong love and respect for nature.

He graduated in 1964 from Shawano High School and enjoyed staying in touch with classmates by being on class reunion committees. Attending WSU-Oshkosh, he met the love of his life, Mary Meyer, also of Shawano, and they married on July 4, 1970, making their home in the Fond du Lac area. Tom’s memory will be cherished by his loving wife, adoring three children Kyle, Jennifer, Sarah and their spouses, four grandkids, friends and extended family.

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