Obituaries

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Hazel M. Aggen

Hazel M. Aggen, 84, Wittenberg, died on Friday, Feb. 12, 2016, at Ministry St. Clare’s Hospital, Weston.

She was born on Aug. 17, 1931, in the town of Morris, Shawano County, the daughter of the late Peter and Alice (Eggleston) Erickson. On Nov. 6, 1948, Hazel was united in marriage to Donald Aggen in Birnamwood. He survives.

The couple farmed in the town of Morris for many years. Hazel worked as a store clerk for Gwidt Pharmacy, Wittenberg, for many years until her retirement. She was a former member of Immanuel Lutheran Church, town of Morris, where she sang in the church choir. She was currently a member of Redeemer Lutheran Church, Wittenberg.

Hazel enjoyed gardening, fishing, traveling and polkas. She also enjoyed golfing and once had a hole in one at Maple Hills Golf Course, Wittenberg.

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12
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Ellen E. Mangan

Ellen E. Mangan, 81, passed away unexpectedly on Feb. 10, 2016, after a short illness.

Daughter of the late Ervin and Selma (Leder) Olson, Ellen was born on March 2, 1934, on their farm in the town of Angelica. After attending school in Frazer Corners, she moved to Appleton in 1951. She was employed at Zwicker Knitting Mills, where she met her future husband, Donald J. Mangan. They were married on May 31, 1952.

She is survived by her four children, Jacqueline (Joel) Devcich, of Bonduel, Gail (James) Garrow, of Appleton, Bryan Mangan, of Appleton, and Bruce Mangan (special friend Lynn Denton), of Appleton; grandchildren, Joshua Devcich, Alana and Andy Kluck and their daughter, Maddie, Neil and Melinda Mangan and their son, Riley, Blake and Mollie Devcich and their daughter, Kate, Cassandra Garrow and her fiancee, Justin Kennecke; and many nieces and nephews, who will miss her dearly.

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12
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Arline Hetzel

Arline Hetzel (nee Knies), formerly of Wauwatosa, Pella and Waukesha, passed away on Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2016, at the age of 92 and has been reunited with her Lord and her beloved husband, Robert. She was born on Dec. 18, 1923, in Milwaukee, the daughter of Walter and Hilda Knies.

Arline and Robert Hetzel were united in marriage on Dec. 26, 1943, at Immanuel Lutheran Church, Milwaukee, and spent 64 years together.

Arline worked in a glove factory during the war and later as a waitress at Gimbels “Tasty Town” and Paradise Gardens, and then various other jobs until retiring. Robert was a World War II veteran. He worked at Allis Chalmers and was a Shriner with the Tripoli Horse Patrol.

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11
Feb

Yvonne Perez

Yvonne “Sweet Pea” Perez began her crossing into eternity on Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2016, after a tenacious and tireless battle with cancer.

Yvonne was born on Dec. 28, 1937, the daughter of the late Earl and Jane (Irving) Ermatinger. She was united in marriage to Benjamin “Buddy” Perez on Jan. 19, 1957. Benjamin preceded her in death in 2010. She enjoyed watching the Packers, loved spending time outdoors, hunting, fishing, camping and gardening.

Sweet Pea was pint-sized, but her heart and actions were enormous. Family was the most important thing to her and that was evident by the unconditional love and overwhelming support she had given to all her children.

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11
Feb

Walter A. Kuranda

Mr. Walter A. Kuranda, 96, of Cecil, was called home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2016, at his home, surrounded by his family.

Walter was born on June 15, 1919, in Harvey, Illinois, to the late Casimier and Agnes (Antolak) Kuranda. On April 27, 1943, Walter married the love of his life, Bernice (Jenkins) Kuranda, in Stevens Point. Walter and Bernice resided in Wauconda, Illinois, until they retired and moved to Cecil in 1986.

Walter was a member of St. John’s Catholic Church in Gillett and a member of the Knights of Columbus in Wauconda.

Walter was an avid farmer, gardener, and made the most gorgeous woodwork projects you have ever seen. Walter loved spending time with his family, and sharing his life stories with anyone who would listen. Walter enjoyed dancing; he was so light on his feet that he just carried you away with him.

Walter built two houses from the ground up to raise his family in.

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10
Feb

Mary E. Mueller

Mary Elizabeth Mueller, 82, of Bonduel, passed away on Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2016, in Milwaukee.

Mary was born on Sept. 25, 1933, in Green Bay, the daughter of the late Harry and Antoinette (Tilkens) Van Roy. She graduated from St. Joseph Academy and St. Norbert College.

Mary was united in marriage to Howard R. Mueller on June 25, 1960, at St. Joseph Catholic Church in De Pere. She worked as a medical technician in both the Shawano and Bonduel clinics and helped to organize the Volunteer Blood Bank. Mary was a member of St. Martin of Tours Catholic Church in Cecil and the American Legion Auxiliary. She loved knitting and crocheting, but more than anything Mary loved spoiling her grandchildren.

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10
Feb

Russell E. Nowak

Russell E. Nowak, 83, of Shawano, formerly of Milwaukee, went to be with his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, on Monday morning, Feb. 8, 2016, in Shawano.

Russell was born on Nov. 6, 1932, in Milwaukee, son of the late Edward and Verna (Kaczmarek) Nowak. He attended the Milwaukee Boys Technical School in 1952. Following school, he was united in marriage to the former Violet M. Ford on Jan. 3, 1953, in Milwaukee, where they continued to live.

Russell was employed as a baker at the Wonder Bread Company for 10 years. He then worked for the Milwaukee County Transit System for nearly 30 years. Russell served in the National Guard for six years. He was an avid baseball fan and played softball in the church and city senior leagues. He had a love of woodworking and was an accomplished handyman.

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10
Feb

Milan A. Bernarde

Milan A. Bernarde, 90, Wittenberg, died on Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2016, at Garden View CBRF, Menasha. He was born on April 6, 1925, in the town of Plover, the son of the late Frank and Adelia (Bergman) Bernarde.

On May 22, 1948, Milan was united in marriage to Alice Drews at St. Paul Lutheran Church, Wittenberg. She preceded him in death on Feb. 21, 2011.

Milan was a United States Army veteran and was honored to attend the Never Forgotten Honor Flight. The family farmed in the town of Wittenberg for many years, and Milan also worked as a mechanic. He was an avid sports fan, and enjoyed watching basketball and baseball. Milan enjoyed fishing, hunting, mowing lawn and driving his tractor.

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10
Feb

Elmer E. Richter

Elmer E. Richter, 81, of Bonduel, passed away on Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2016, in Shawano.

Elmer was born on Oct. 10, 1934, in the town of Lessor, the son of the late Elmer H. and Selma (Popp) Richter. He was united in marriage to Ruth Westerfield on Oct. 17, 1953, at St. John Lutheran Church in Pulcifer.

Elmer lived in the Bonduel area all his life. In his early years, he worked as a logger for his brother, before working at Fort Howard Paper Mill in Green Bay until his retirement.

Elmer was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church in Bonduel, and enjoyed fishing and hunting with his dogs.

Elmer is survived by his wife of 62 years, Ruth; three children, Daniel (Melody) Richter, of Wisconsin Dells, Keith (Peggy) Richter, of Shawano, and Pam (Greg) Rank, of Cecil; eight grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren; as well as one sister, Carol (Bob) Woldt, of Bonduel.

He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, Earl and John.

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10
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Dwight O’Kimosh

Dwight “Lee” O’Kimosh, “Na Guesta Weed” (Sitting Eagle), 55, of Green Bay, passed away on Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2016.

Lee was born on Oct. 27, 1960, in Keshena, the son of Leroy Stick and Audrey E. O’Kimosh. He was raised by the traditional and spiritual values of both the Menominee and Arikara Tribes and was proud to share and teach his culture. Lee was a master craftsman of Native American traditional art. He was the main artist who designed and constructed the Menominee Nation Eagle Staff.

Lee was a very talented bead worker, moccasin maker, porcupine quill worker, hide tanner, bustles and dancing sticks maker. He made native art work on behalf of the tribe for gifting distinguished guests, including international countries. Lee was also a champion fancy dancer and danced at the White House, the Smithsonian Institute in Washington, D.C., the Milwaukee Indian Community School and the Milwaukee Indian Health Board.

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