Obituaries

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25
Jul

LeRoy J. ‘Budge’ Waupoose

LeRoy J. “Budge” Waupoose, 84, of Keshena, passed away on Monday, July 23, 2018, in Shawano. LeRoy was born in Keshena on April 26, 1934, son of the late Robert and Mary (Tomow) Waupoose Sr. On Dec. 13, 1959, he was united in marriage to Virginia “Rose” Neconish in Shawano. Budge enjoyed living at Crow settlement. In his free time, he enjoyed hunting and fishing. LeRoy loved to spend time with his numerous nieces and nephews, who all loved him.

LeRoy is survived by his wife, Rose, of Keshena; his daughter, Trudell (Rocky) Guenette, of Clintonville; sons, Gordon Waupoose, of Green Bay, and Calvin “Randy” (Arlene) Holder, of Arizona; numerous grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Wed
25
Jul

Glenn R. Wille

Glenn R. Wille, 83, of Shawano, passed away on Saturday, June 21, 2018, at Bellin Hospital in Green Bay.

Glenn was born on July 7, 1935, in Milwaukee to Herbert and Florence Wille. He graduated from Washington High School, then attended Elmhurst College in Elmhurst, Illinois. He received a Bachelor of Science degree in psychology with a minor in business administration. He served in the Army Reserve Corps and was called up with his reserve unit during the Cuban Missile Crisis. Glenn was enrolled in a pre-theology program; however, he chose to forego seminary and enrolled in the University of Wisconsin graduate school of psychology.

Wed
25
Jul

James F. Smith

James Farrell Smith, 69, of Keshena, passed away on Saturday, July 21, 2018, at his home surrounded by his loved ones. James was born in Keshena on April 29, 1949, son of the late Joseph Sr. and Stella (Caldwell) Smith. James was united in marriage to Roberta Peters. He worked at the Menominee Tribal Enterprises as a logger and at the Menominee Casino, where he worked for many years until he retired. He loved and was very passionate about hunting, fishing and shanging. He was very proud to be a great-grandfather.

Wed
25
Jul

Liselotte E. Sagert

Liselotte E. Sagert, 96, of Shawano, formerly of Green Bay, passed away peacefully Saturday evening, July 21, 2018, at Atrium Post Acute Care of Shawano at Birch Hill.

The Eberhardt-Stevenson Funeral Home and Crematory, Clintonville, is assisting the family.

Wed
25
Jul

Karen M. Smith Peot

Karen M. Smith (Joachim) Peot, 80, of Shawano, passed away on Sunday, July 22, 2018.

She was born on April 28, 1938, in Green Bay to the late Roman “Jake” and Jane “Jenny” (Zielinski) Smith.

Karen was a graduate from Green Bay West High School. After graduation, she moved to New York City. She then moved back to Green Bay and worked at the Green Bay Press-Gazette.

She loved to travel, spending time with her family and friends. She was a Packers season ticket holder and liked fishing, weekend visits to the cottage, gardening and Neil Diamond when she was not watching the Hallmark Channel. Karen was a devout Catholic and attended Mass regularly.

Survivors include her two sons, Gregory (LouAnn) Joachim and William (Valinda) Joachim; grandchildren, Nicole (James), Jacob, Jeremy, Daniel (Stacy), Roylee, Clayton; six great-grandchildren; brother, Gary (Diane) Smith; six nieces and nephews; and special friends, Mike M., Kathy C., Jo O., and Rosalie C.

Wed
25
Jul

Brian J. Arneson

Brian J. Arneson, 60, Oconto Falls, died peacefully on Saturday, July 21, 2018. He was born Aug. 21, 1957, to John and Elaine (Deering) Arneson. Brian lived and grew up in the Gillett area and in his younger years, he was a farmer and truck driver. He enjoyed hunting, trucking, and riding his motorcycle and later in life, worked on the family farm, cut wood and enjoyed spending time with family and friends.

Survivors are his mother, Elaine (Deering) Arneson, Oconto Falls; one daughter, Terri (Matt) Golie, Shawano; two grandchildren, Josiah and Quinn Golie; one brother, Brad (Lynn) Arneson, Oconto Falls; one niece, Brooke Arneson, Cecil; two nephews, Seth (Shawna) Arneson, Cecil, and Jack Arneson, Oconto Falls; one great-niece, Scarlett Arneson.

He was preceded in death by his father, John Arneson.

Wed
25
Jul

Brent T. Aderholdt

Brent T. Aderholdt, 31, of Gillett, passed away on Friday, July 20, 2018. Brent was born on July 12, 1987, to Tammie Szalewski and Steve Aderholdt. He graduated from Pulaski High School with the Class of 2006. Brent worked numerous other jobs before working at Northeast Asphalt for the past five years. He was a proud member of the Operating Engineers Local 139 Union. On Jan. 23, 2016, Brent married Jessica Van Gheem in Krakow. A little over a year later, Brent and Jessica renewed their vows on June 10, 2017. Brent enjoyed his work, ice fishing, hunting, spending time outdoors, and spending time with his family and friends. He was very proud of his 1949 John Deere B Tractor. Brent’s children were the pride of his life and he loved every moment he had with his children.

Fri
20
Jul

Sylvester J. Socha

A memorial Mass for Sylvester Socha will be celebrated on Saturday, July 21, 2018, at 10:30 a.m. at St. Martin of Tours Catholic Church in Cecil. The Rev. Tom Farrell will be the celebrant. Inurnment will take place in the church cemetery. Full military honors will be conducted at the cemetery by the Polish Legion of American Veterans Post 178. Visitation will begin on Friday night, July 20, 2018, from 4-6 p.m. at the church, with a Rosary service at 6. Visitation will continue on Saturday at the church from 9 a.m. until the hour of Mass.

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

Fri
20
Jul

Eugene J. Frank

A memorial service for Eugene J. Frank will be held on Friday, July 20, 2018, at 11 a.m. at St. James Lutheran Church in Shawano. The Rev. Dr. Timm Griffin will officiate. Visitation will begin at 9 and continue until the time of service.

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

Thu
19
Jul

Donna M. Block

Donna M. Block, 81, of Wittenberg, died on Tuesday, July 17, 2018, at Homme Home of Wittenberg under the care of LeRoyer Hospice.

She was born on Aug. 13, 1936, in Wausau, the daughter of the late Emil and Iva (Mehlberg) Blum.

On June 19, 1954, Donna was united in marriage to Marlin Block at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Wittenberg. He preceded her in death on Oct. 6, 2011.

The couple owned and operated Block’s Dairy Distributorship as well as The Rathskeller Tavern in Wittenberg and Blum’s Trailer Court. Donna worked in the office at Wittenberg-Birnamwood High School and at the Homme Home for Boys as a teacher’s aide. She was an active member of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Wittenberg, and very involved in the LWML, Lutheran World Relief and Orphan Grain Train. Donna enjoyed bowling, fishing, camping and gardening.

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