Obituaries

Sat
02
Sep

Michael A. Bubolz

Michael A. Bubolz, 51, of the town of Wescott, passed away unexpectedly at his home on Saturday morning, Aug. 26, 2017.

Michael was born on April 21, 1966, in Shawano. He was the son of the late Robert and Mary (Pleshek) Bubolz. He attended Shawano High School.

Following high school, he worked as a carpenter and at Aarrowcast Inc. in Shawano.

Mike enjoyed hunting ducks and deer. He was also an avid fisherman.

Survivors include his children, Natasha Bubolz, of Underhill, Brandon Bubol, of Menasha, and Austin Bubolz, of Shawano; his sisters, Kathy (Glen) Bubolz, of the town of Wescott, and Joy (Kim) Tingley, of Oconto Falls; his brother, Terry Bubolz, of Shawano; and his nieces, nephew and numerous friends.

Michael was preceded in death by his parents.

Sat
02
Sep

Helen D. Chaplinski

Helen Delores Chaplinski, 92, of Shawano, passed away on Sunday, Aug. 27, 2017. She was born in Chicago, Illinois, on May 4, 1925, to the late Anthony and Pearl (Figura) Przybylski.

On March 8, 1943, Helen was united in marriage to Victor Chaplinski, who preceded her in death on April 23, 1999.

Helen was a wonderful cook and loved experimenting with new recipes. She enjoyed reading, embroidery, trying new crafts, playing cards and games. More than anything, Helen loved spending time with her family.

Helen was a wonderful woman with a warm personality and was welcoming to everyone. She will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved her.

Sat
02
Sep

Shannon L. Jacobi

Shannon Link Jacobi, 51, of Clintonville, passed away on Aug. 31, 2017, at his home.

Shannon was born in St. Paul, Minnesota, on Dec. 21, 1965, to Bernard and Elaine (Welch) Jacobi. He lived in Clintonville for the past four years.

Shannon loved animals, especially cats, and enjoyed being outdoors, hunting and fishing. He also enjoyed doing bead and craft work and attending Bible study after work.

Shannon loved his family, parents, sister, nieces and nephews, and will be extremely missed by those who loved him.

Shannon is survived by his companion of 22 years, Dawn Heins; four children, Shane Pecore-Jacobi, Ashley (Tim) Tuttle, Joshua Jacobi and Cody Jacobi; five grandchildren, Myle, Austin, Taneaska, Timmy and Teaghan; parents, Bernard and Elaine Jacobi; sister, Leah (Ken) Winkler; nephews, Cory and Dylan Winkler; special friends, Ken Winkler and Robert (Brenda) Engel; and aunts, uncles, cousins, other relatives and friends.

Sat
02
Sep

Charlane M. Fahnestock

Charlane Marie Fahnestock (nee Boivin), 62, of West Allis, passed away on Saturday, Aug. 26, 2017. She was born on May 18, 1955.

Mother of Alexis (Jason) Christensen, Lisa (Troy) Prochaska and Kelly (Kaitlin) Shurilla. Sister of Lynn (Tero) Wiemero, Gail (Tim) Siebert, Jackie (Dale) Walikainen, Jennifer (Mike) Gorichanaz and Ken Boivin. Charlane is also survived by many grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

She was a tribal member of the Stockbridge-Munsee Band of Mohican Indians of Wisconsin.

Private services were held.

In lieu of flowers, memorials appreciated to son Kelly Shurilla at 4528 W. Midland Drive, Milwaukee, WI 53219.

Condolences and pictures may be shared at https://www.informedchoice.org/obituary/charlane-marie-fahnestock.

Fri
01
Sep

Shirley A. Ebelt

Shirley Ann Ebelt, 84, of Shawano, passed away on Wednesday, Aug. 30, 2017, in Shawano. She was born in the town of Herman on April 30, 1933, the daughter of the late Anton and Loraine (Pevonka) Hoffman.

Shirley was married to Richard Martens Sr. on June 20, 1953. On May 2, 1977, Shirley was united in marriage to Lester Ebelt, who preceded her in death on May 6, 1997.

Shirley lived in the Shawano area all of her adult life and enjoyed volunteering in her community. She was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church, where she received the Mother of the Year award. Also at Sacred Heart, she was a past vice president of the CCW, a funeral dinner chairman, rummage sale and picnic chairman. She was on the board of directors for the Shawano Area Food Pantry and Resource Center as well as manager and treasurer for 20 years of the resale store and was very active in the ARC. In her free time, she enjoyed knitting and gardening.

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01
Sep

Fredrick L. Karstedt

Fredrick Lee Karstedt, 78, of Clintonville, passed away on Thursday, Aug. 31, 2017, in Appleton.

Fredrick was born in Shawano on Nov. 27, 1938, the son of the late Theodore J. and Evelyn (Sederstrom) Karstedt. He served our county in the United States Army.

Fred was a graduate of the Milwaukee School of Engineering and worked for FWD and later Kimberly Clark.

On July 26, 1964, Fred was united in marriage to Anna Lippert in Shawano. He was a member of St. John United Church of Christ in Cecil, and enjoyed traveling and treasure hunting.

Fredrick is survived by his wife, Anna; their two children, Fred (Linda), of Des Moines, Iowa, and Robert, of Minneapolis, Minnesota; two granddaughters, Brittany (Jerry) Therriault and Hannah Karstedt; as well as one great-granddaughter, Kira.

Thu
31
Aug

Douglas K. Knope

Douglas Keith Knope, 80, of Shawano, passed away on Wednesday, Aug. 30, 2017, at his home after a 6½-year battle with cancer.

Douglas was born in Shawano on Sept. 20, 1936, to the late Melvin and Lillian (Winther) Knope. He graduated from Shawano High School and continued his education at Milwaukee School of Engineering. Upon returning from school, he went into the heating and roofing business with his father and brother. On Aug. 20, 1960, he was united in marriage to Antoinette Brunner in Shawano.

Thu
31
Aug

Linda L. Grams

Linda L. Grams, 56, of Shawano, passed into the arms of her Savior on Monday, Aug. 28, 2017.

Linda was born on April 23, 1961, in Wausau, Wisconsin. She is the daughter of Elaine (Sparby) Schroeder and the late Alan Schroeder. She attended school in Wausau, graduating from Wausau East High School in 1979.

Following high school, Linda earned her bachelor’s degree in accounting and marketing from the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point. She then went to work for Graebel Moving and Storage in Wausau.

On April 12, 1985, Linda was united in marriage to Mart Grams in Wausau. Following their marriage the couple moved to Winneconne where Mart accepted a job teaching. In 1987 they moved to Shawano, where Linda raised their boys, Nate and Ben, until 1996 when she accepted a position at the Shawano City-County Library. Linda continued there until May 1, 2017.

Thu
31
Aug

Elroy F. Wendt

Elroy F. Wendt, 88, of Shawano, passed away on Sunday evening, Aug. 27, 2017, at Evergreen Care Center where he had been a resident for the past two weeks.

Elroy was born on Oct. 11, 1928 in the town of Rib Falls near Edgar. He is the son of the late Fred and Alma (Woller) Wendt. He attended country schools. Following school, Elroy entered the machinist trade. On May 14, 1949, he was united in marriage to the former Janet Werner at Trinity Lutheran Church in Wausau. Following their marriage, the couple lived in Brokaw for several years, later moving to Wausau.

Elroy was employed at Murray’s Manufacturing and later spent 39 years at Wausau Paper in Brokaw as a machinist, retiring in 1990. Upon retiring, the couple moved to Shawano where Elroy worked for Wally Karth as a funeral coach driver and maintenance man.

Elroy was a good and faithful member of St. Jakobi Lutheran Church in the town of Richmond. He enjoyed fishing and taking bus trips with Janet.

Thu
31
Aug

Marshall B. Warrington

Marshall B. Warrington, 62, of Keshena, began his journey to the Spirit World on Tuesday morning, Aug. 29, 2017, in Green Bay.

Marshall was born on June 30, 1955, in Keshena, son of the late Bernard and Theresa (Wolf) Warrington. He attended school in Keshena and later graduated from Shawano High School. He furthered his education at Northeast Wisconsin Technical College, earning his degree in carpentry. Marshall was employed at Tribal ITAC in Keshena. He also owned and operated Warrington Builders. Marshall was later employed at MTE for 13 years, retiring in 2016.

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