Obituaries

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Stephen Chizzo

Stephen Chizzo, 81, of Shawano, passed away in his sleep early Tuesday morning, May 24, 2016, after a battle with cancer and other ailments.

Stephen was born Jan. 22, 1935, in Hendersonville, Pennsylvania, a son of the late Nick and Pauline (Greszko) Chizo. He attended school in Avella, Pennsylvania, graduating in 1952. Following school, Steve played minor league baseball for the Chicago White Sox before entering the United States Army, serving from 1958 until 1960. After his service, he enrolled at DePaul University in Chicago where he earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Physical Education.

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Jennifer A. (Wickman) Hacker

Jennifer Ann (Wickman) Hacker, 40, of Bonduel, passed away on Thursday, May 26, 2016, after a courageous battle with colon cancer. Jennifer was born in Green Bay on Jan. 1, 1976, to Randy and Barbara (Schultz) Wickman. She was known to have a “stubborn streak,” which was never more evident than, watching her maintain a positive attitude, during her five-year battle with cancer. Jenny loved to “pay it forward” and was a big supporter of other cancer survivors. She enjoyed playing volleyball in her youth and recently refereed for several years. In her free time, Jenny enjoyed shooting darts in a dart league as well as writing poetry and giving surprises to family and friends. Jenny also enjoyed spreading the Christmas spirit, and dressed up as one of Santa’s elves for people in the community and for the people at the cancer center. Jenny loved her family and friends. She was a great mother, daughter, sister and friend who will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved her.

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Betty Jo Magee

Betty Jo Magee, 63, of Kelly Lake, passed away in her sleep at home Wednesday, May 25, 2016. She was born to the late Kenneth and Ruth (Cole) Wardecke Oct. 28, 1952, in Yakima, Washington. She graduated from the Wisconsin Academy High School in Columbus in 1970. For over 20 years her love was taking care of many children as a daycare provider. Betty Jo was well known for her famous pies and she enjoyed fishing, camping, and traveling out west. Her biggest love was spending time with her grandchildren and her greatest pleasure was her weekly bible studies with her husband and her son and daughter-in-law. Betty Jo was a member of Seventh-day Adventist Church, Lena, where she enjoyed playing the piano.

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May

Mary E. Judd-O’Donnell

Mary E. Judd-O’Donnell, 96, of Shawano, passed away on May 25, 2016.

Mary was born on July 11, 1919, in Kaukauna to the late Joseph and Martha (Mueller) Nushardt. She graduated from Kaukauna High School and Bowbie’s Business College. She was a dental hygienist in Appleton until she married James Judd on April 21, 1940, in Dubuque, Iowa. James preceded her in death in 1959. In 1962, she married Dr. Dennis O’Donnell. He preceded her in death in 1985. Mary is a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church.

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Irma J. Wiesman

Irma J. Wiesman, 95, of Shawano, passed away Wednesday evening, May 25, 2016, in Shawano. In keeping with Irma’s wishes there will be no formal visitation or funeral services.

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

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May

Kevin J. Chroge

Kevin J. Chroge, 46, Leopolis, died on Thursday, May 26, 2016, in Neenah.

Arrangements are pending at Schmidt & Schulta Funeral Home, Birnamwood.

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27
May

Mary E. Judd-O’Donnell

Mary E. Judd-O’Donnell, 96, of Shawano, passed away on May 25, 2016.

Mary was born on July 11, 1919, in Kaukauna to the late Joseph and Martha (Mueller) Nushardt. She graduated from Kaukauna High School and Bowbie’s Business College. She was a dental hygienist in Appleton until she married James Judd on April 21, 1940, in Dubuque, Iowa. James preceded her in death in 1959. In 1962, she married Dr. Dennis O’Donnell. He preceded her in death in 1985. Mary is a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church.

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Dolores I. Kodrich

Dolores I. Kodrich, 94, of Watertown, passed away on Saturday, May 21, 2016, at Marquardt Health Center.

She was born on March 24, 1922, in Cudahy, the daughter of Francis and Anna (Gajdoz) Rakowski. She married Martin Kodrich in Milwaukee, and they had three children. She loved to follow world news and enjoyed keeping herself informed on current events. She was very kind and had a wicked sense of humor, even to the end. She was a quiet person and adored her grandchildren.

She is survived by her daughter, Mary (Alan) Demby of Morgan Hill, California; four grandchildren, Jennifer, Amanda, Mason, and Anya; and one great-grandson Preston. Dolores is also survived by a number of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Dolores is preceded in death by her parents, husband, son Mark, a daughter in infancy, two brothers and two sisters.

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Bonnie R. Hilliker

Bonnie Rae Hilliker, 71, of Bonduel, died on Saturday, May 21, 2016. Born on Dec. 16, 1944, in Shawano, she is the daughter of Isabelle (Koehler) Westerfeld and the late John Westerfeld. Bonnie was united in marriage to Roland Hilliker on Oct. 17, 1964, at Zion Lutheran Church in Zachow. The couple lived in Bonduel for the past 44 years. Bonnie worked in the insurance industry, including time with AAL and 31 years with Dave Feivor Insurance Agency. She was a member of Zion Lutheran Church, the Ladies Aid–LWML, and Shawano County Homemaker “Bonduel Butter Cup.”

She is survived by her husband, Roland, of Bonduel; two sons, Steven Hilliker, of Bonduel, Jeffrey (Jennifer), of Shawano; two grandchildren, Bryce and Kiana; her mother, Isabelle Westerfeld, of Bonduel; sisters, Kathlyn (Don) Hoeft, of Appleton, and Lynn (Mark) Bartz, of the Town of Hartland.

Bonnie is preceded in death by her father, John and her sister, Renee.

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Jeffrey Charles Brinkman

Jeffrey C. Brinkman went to be with the Lord on May 23, 2016, in Shawano. He was born in Fosston, Minnesota, on March 10, 1965, to Charles and Anna (Jorgenson) Brinkman. He grew up in Minnesota where he enjoyed hunting, trapping, blacksmithing and rock collecting. He had many fond memories and stories of adventures on the Brinkman home farm in rural McIntosh, Minnesota. He worked as a machinist with his father and brother in the family business, Brinkman Specialties, in Savage, Minnesota. He was united in marriage to Vickie Fischer on Oct. 21, 1993, in Jordan, Minnesota. He and his mother had a love of art and nature. His hobbies included wood-carving, gardening, canning and ham radio operating (sign: NOSBX).

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