Obituaries

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Calvin J. Grosskopf

Calvin J. Grosskopf, 89, of Wausau, passed away peacefully in his sleep on Dec. 13, 2016, at Mount View Care Center. He was born on Oct. 19, 1927, to Rudolph and Alma (Miller) Grosskopf.

He is survived by his loving wife, Helena (Cider) Grosskopf, of 66 wonderful years. Together they built their family with two sons, Wayne (Laura) Grosskopf and Daniel (Heidi) Grosskopf; seven grandchildren, Christopher Bruegl, Jennifer VanGenderen, Stephanie

Grosskopf, Nicholas Grosskopf, Caleb Grosskopf, Jacob Grosskopf and Lauren Grosskopf; several great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews, and one brother, Quinton (Jean) Grosskopf.

He was preceded in death by one son, Dennis Grosskopf, and two brothers, Ralph and Westley.

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Dec

Billy F. Gasser

Billy Franklin Gasser, 71, of Oconto Falls, passed away from an accident at home on Dec. 8, 2016. He was born to the late Floyd and Lena Gasser on Oct. 27, 1945.

He graduated from Gresham High School in 1964 and then worked at FWD in Clintonville until 1968.

He married Darla Neumeier on May 22, 1965. They moved to Oconto Falls in 1968. He worked at Mid Central Tool, Hanson Electric and Mod Tech Industries. He retired in 2005, but never really retired.

He loved to hunt, fish, garden, research family genealogy and work on tractors with his grandson. He was very proud of his grandchildren and enjoyed the time he spent with each of them.

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Dec

Kaye M. Wichlacz

Kaye M. Wichlacz, 58, of Green Bay, passed away Monday, Dec. 12, 2016, with her family at her side after a 19-year battle with breast cancer.

Kaye was born on Sept. 1, 1958, to Bernard and Viola Muck, of Cecil. She graduated from Bonduel High School in 1976. Kaye married Alan Wichlacz, of Pulaski, on Sept. 19, 1981, at Immanuel Lutheran Church, White Clay Lake (Cecil).

Kaye was a member of Redeemer Lutheran Church in Green Bay. She greatly enjoyed traveling, spending time with family at their cottage in Pensaukee Lake.

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Dec

Lorraine N. Lindfors

Lorraine Lindfors, 88, of Keshena, passed away on Friday, Dec. 9, 2016, in Shawano.

Lorraine was born in Chicago on Oct. 18, 1928, the daughter of the late Paul and Esther (Sundberg) Nelson. She graduated from Niles North High School and continued her education at North Park College. Lorraine worked for several florists and also as a veterinary assistant. On June 16, 1951, she was united in marriage to John Lindfors in Chicago. In 1989, they moved to Legend Lake. She started the Legend Lake Laughers.

Lorraine was active in building Church on the Hill, where she attended church. She was a Girl Scouts leader, and enjoyed being a homemaker, cooking and crafting.

Lorraine is survived by three children, Thomas (Valerie Hogan) Lindfors, Linda (partner, Michele Sbano) Beam and James Lindfors; and four grandchildren, Andrew Beam, Christopher Beam, Jennifer Lindfors and Katie Lindfors.

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Dec

James D. Doran

James D. Doran, 82, of Keshena, passed away on Sunday, Dec. 11, 2016, at his home. James was born on Sept. 20, 1934, in Des Moines, Iowa. He enjoyed playing Tripoly and spoiling his grandchildren.

James is survived by his wife, Olga B. (Tourtillott) Doran; children, Beth (Richard) Moses, Tonia (Frank) Wilber, Brenda (Robert) Lyons and Sharon (Cory) Potratz; grandchildren, Dakota, McKayla, Rick, Jeremiah, Wanda, Tina, Patrick, Justin, Sadie, Alexis, Brandon, Travis, Michael, and special granddaughter, Misty; 26 great-grandchildren; his siblings, Patricia Loutch, Richard (Toots) Doran, William King and Darin (Phylis) Doran; as well as his fur baby, Sassy; sisters-in-law and brother-in-law, Sylvia (Richard) Dodge and Patricia Tourtillott; and numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by one son, Jerome Lyons Jr.; his parents, Kenneth and Hazel; and his brothers and sisters.

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Dec

Lillian B. Mehlhorn

Lillian B. Mehlhorn, 98, of Shawano, slipped away from this life on earth on Sunday, Dec. 11, 2016, at the Atrium Post-Acute Care at Birch Hill in Shawano.

Lillian was born in the town of Washington, Shawano County, on Jan. 28, 1918, to the late Henry and Hulda (Matthe) Meisner. She was baptized and confirmed at Peace Church in Cecil. On Jan. 6, 1940, she was united in marriage to Arthur Mehlhorn.

The couple farmed for many years in Angelica before moving to Shawano. Lillian worked at the Shawano hospital and the Bilmay Hotel for several years.

Lillian was very active in community activities. She was a member of Homemaker’s Club for 73 years, a 4-H leader, member of several card playing groups, and exhibited and worked at the Shawano County Fair. She was also active in the local chapter of AARP. She was very talented in and much enjoyed gardening and flower arranging.

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Dec

Dawn Hamilton

Dawn Hamilton, 41, was tragically taken from all of us on Friday, Dec. 9, 2016, with so much yet to do in this world. Dawn was born on July 6, 1975, in Oak Park, Illinois, to Johnny and Jean (Struchen) Wooten.

What kind of girl loves a trip to a scrap yard to handpick 9,000 pounds of scrap iron and then help build it into a 40-foot T. rex dinosaur? What girl has such a passion for old motorcycles that she would spend many of her days helping build them from scratch, let alone ride the Cannonball in a 1913 wicker sidecar, across the continental United States in 15 days? Or place 22 tons of granite rock in just two days while building a gator pen? All while raising five children and being the best mom in the whole world.

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Dec

Louis R. Horn

Louis (Lou) Raye Horn, 78, of Shawano and Bonita Springs, Florida, was swept away by angels to his heavenly home with the Lord. Lou was lovingly welcomed with open arms by his two eldest sons. He succumbed to idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis on Monday, Dec. 5, 2016, at 12:55 p.m. with his loving family at his side after a six-year struggle with the disease.

Born to the late Louis Sr. and Cora Horn on July 14, 1938, Lou was an outstanding athlete and fun-loving guy. After graduating from Appleton High School in 1956, he continued his education at the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh. In 1958 he married the love of his life, Joanne Wichmann, and began working for the family business as vice president of Wichmann Furniture. He had a passion for furniture and was respected by so many.

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Lorraine N. Lindfors

Lorraine N. Lindfors, 88, of Shawano, passed away on Friday, Dec. 9, 2016.

Arrangements are pending with Swedberg Funeral Home in Shawano.

www.swedbergfuneralhome.com

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Dec

Bernard S. Delaney

Bernard “Bernie” S. Delaney died on Dec. 6, 2016, at Brookfield Rehab after battling a long illness. At the time of his death, Bernie was surrounded by his immediate family.

Bernie was born on Sept. 30, 1923 in Odanah, the youngest of seven children. Bernie spent his early years growing up in Odanah and Lac du Flambeau.

Bernie enlisted in the U.S. Army during World War II, and served honorably until his discharge. While serving in the Army, Bernie married his beautiful wife, Mary Ruth Bast on Dec. 28, 1943, while stationed in South Carolina. Bernie was also a proud member of American Legion Post 392 in Cecil and later Post 537 in West Allis.

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