Obituaries

Wed
19
Apr

William D. Gast

William D. “Bill” Gast passed away during surgery on Monday, April 17, 2017.

He was the eldest son of Arthur and Ruth (Sindberg) Gast, born on May 24, 1932 in Shawano. Early on, Bill showed the leadership and family qualities he would be known for throughout his life, helping to raise his younger siblings and graduating at the top of his class at Shawano High School.

Bill went on to school at the University of Wisconsin-Madison where he earned his degree in accounting, played trumpet in the marching band and completed his Army ROTC training. Over that same time period, he married his high school sweetheart, Patricia Rusch, on July 11, 1953, and started a family that grew to three boys and one daughter.

Sat
15
Apr

Martin Brunner

Martin Brunner, 89, of Shawano, passed away peacefully on Sunday afternoon, April 9, 2017, at Kindred Hearts Assisted Living Center in Shawano, where he had been a resident for nearly three years.

Martin was born on May 31, 1927, in the town of Belle Plaine, a son of the late Joseph and Mary (Dillenburg) Brunner. He attended country schools in Belle Plaine and later attended Shawano High School, graduating in 1945. Following school, Martin lived on and farmed the Brunner family homestead with his father and brothers on the Brunner Gold Star Farms in the town of Belle Plaine until his retirement in 1993.

Martin was a good and faithful member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church and was a member of the Knights of Columbus.

Martin is survived by one brother, Michael (Darla) Brunner, of Shawano, and many nieces and nephews.

Sat
15
Apr

John R. Brunner

John R. Brunner, 67, of Bowler, died unexpectedly at his home on Thursday, April 13, 2017.

Arrangements are pending with Swedberg Funeral Home.

www.swedbergfuneralhome.com

Sat
15
Apr

Arthur D. Gast Jr.

Arthur Donald Gast Jr., 83, formerly of Shawano, died in Watkinsville, Georgia, on Friday, March 14, 2017.

Funeral services are pending, and a full obituary will be published in Wednesday’s paper.

Swedberg Funeral Home is assisting the family with the arrangements.

www.swedbergfuneralhome.com

Fri
14
Apr

Mary E. Stiever

Mary Emma Stiever, 70, of Gillett, passed away in her home on April 4, 2017. She was born on May 31, 1946, to Leo and Katherine Brill.

Mary grew up in Menomonee Falls and worked many years in retail management. Homemaker and working mother, Mary loved family camping trips, music, gardening, bowling, cribbage and crosswords.

Mary is survived by her daughter, Julie; her son, Patrick; her sister, Joan; her sister, Jean; her sister, Dewey; her brother, Neil; her sister, Kay; her brother, Gary; and along with many nieces and nephews.

Mary was preceded in death by her parents, Leo and Katherine; her brother, Butch; and her brother, Joel.

Visitation will be held on Saturday, April 22, 2017, at Gruetzmacher Funeral Home in Suring from noon until the memorial service at 1 p.m. with Pastor Kuhn officiating.

Gruetzmacher Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.

Thu
13
Apr

Vaughn P. Bossell

Vaughn Paul Bossell, 66, of Shawano, passed away on Wednesday, April 5, 2017, at his home.

Vaughn was born in Shawano on Dec. 18, 1950, the son of the late James and Florence (Leichliter) Bossell. He taught school in Alaska for eight years as well as for the Shawano and Menominee school districts. He was a big Green Bay Packers fan.

Vaughn is survived by his brother, Robert (Bobbie) Bossell, of Idaho, and a nephew, Scott (Renee) Bossell and their children, Juniper and Bechler.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

A memorial service for Vaughn will be held at a later date.

Swedberg Funeral Home is assisting the family with the arrangements.

www.swedbergfuneralhome.com

Wed
12
Apr

Richard J. Schmidt

Richard John “Rick” Schmidt, 72, of Shawano, passed away on Sunday, April 9, 2017, in Shawano. Born in Waukesha on July 17, 1944, Rick was the son of the late Edward C. and Ann Marie Schmidt Sr.

At the age of 19, Rick was drafted into the United States Army and served his country honorably in Vietnam until his honorable discharge in April 1967. On July 12, 1980, he was united in marriage to Sylvia Duranceau in Waukesha.

Rick was an extremely hard worker with an unparalleled work ethic. When he wasn’t working, you could often find him mowing, plowing or putzing in the garage. He enjoyed hunting, collecting Corvettes and spending time with his family. He was a great husband and father and will be deeply missed.

Wed
12
Apr

Allen Sievert

Allen Sievert, 74, of Pulaski, formerly of Bonduel, passed away as he slept on Monday, April 10, 2017, surrounded by his wife and sons.

Allen was born on June 22, 1942, in Shawano, son of the late Harold H. and Katherine (Siedler) Sievert. Allen attended Bonduel Community Schools, graduating in May 1960. He then earned an associate degree from NWTC. On Sept. 28, 1963, Allen was united in marriage to Mardelle Sobiesczyk in Pulaski. Together the couple farmed in the town of Hartland and the town of Angelica until 2016.

A strong believer in using one’s God-given talents to the fullest, Allen farmed all his life emphasizing animal husbandry and soil stewardship while opening his farm to visitors from around the world. He was recognized as Outstanding Young Farmer, Wisconsin Master Agriculturist, Honorary FFA Alumni member, Outstanding Dairy Leader and a Century Farmer.

Wed
12
Apr

Joy M. Hauser

Joy M. Hauser passed away peacefully on Saturday, April 8, 2017, surrounded by her family. Born on Sept. 29, 1930, in Wauwatosa, Joy and her husband, Ralph, along with their three children later moved to the town of Brookfield before retiring to their lake home in Clintonville and Island Dunes in Jensen Beach, Florida.

Joy was a Brownie and Girl Scout leader, active in the Wauwatosa Job’s Daughters, was active for many years on a bowling league in Brookfield, played tennis at Highlander Racquet Club in Brookfield, was an avid oil paint artist, and spent quality time with her friends playing cards and going to lunch.

Joy and Ralph, her husband of 67 years to the day, traveled the world together on various cruises, including the Queen Mary and the Panama Canal, Washington, D.C., Yellowstone, Germany, Australia, New Zealand, Fiji Islands, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and St. Thomas.

Wed
12
Apr

Mark D. Griesmer

Mark D. Griesmer, 55, of the town of Belle Plaine, passed away early Sunday morning, April 9, 2017, with his wife and daughter at his side.

Mark was born on Sept. 24, 1961, in Hubertus, a son of Donald and Nancy (Schlieve) Griesmer. He attended school in Milwaukee, graduating from Milwaukee Madison High School. Following high school, Mark worked at a printing company. On May 22, 1987, he was united in marriage to the former Marguerite Nowak in Milwaukee. The couple lived in Milwaukee until 1996 when they moved to Hartford. They moved to Belle Plaine in 2004.

Mark was a dedicated volunteer at Mit Liebe Dog Rescue in Suamico. He loved to fly model airplanes.

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