Obituaries

Thu
14
Jan

Russell P. Kostrzak

Russell P. Kostrzak, 91, of Tigerton, passed away on Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2016, at his home.

Funeral arrangements are pending with the Beil-Didier Funeral Home, Tigerton.

Tue
12
Jan

William J. Maersch

William (Bill) John Maersch, 79, town of Washington, passed on Saturday, Jan. 9, 2016, at the ThedaCare Medical Center of Shawano. He was born to William (Bill) and Esther (Kaat) Maersch on Sept. 24, 1936, in Sheboygan.

Bill was baptized, made his First Communion, and was confirmed at Holy Name Catholic Church in Sheboygan. On July 15, 1961, he was united in marriage to Jeanne Roewardt at the same church. He graduated from Central High School, Sheboygan; Sheboygan County Teachers College, Sheboygan Falls; and the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh with a Bachelor of Science degree, grades 1-8; and a license in art education, grades 1-12. He also received a scholarship to attend Bemidji State College, Minnesota, for one summer.

Tue
12
Jan

Arlene Hearn

The eternal spirit of Arlene Hearn (nee Brunner) left her body and crossed over to the other side on Jan. 8 after a productive 90 years this lifetime on Earth. She was born to Rolley and Barbara (Pevonka) Brunner on Dec. 6, 1925, and spent her childhood growing up on the family farm near Leopolis, attending the Seneca School and then Shawano High School.

Arlene married Leroy (aka Strike) Allhiser in 1947; they divorced in 1961. She married Thomas Hearn in 1968 and had a wonderful and adventure-filled life working together, travelling and building many distinctive houses until his death in 2000. Building and decorating homes was a passion they both shared.

Tue
12
Jan

Joanne G. Busch

Joanne Gail Busch, 71, of Shawano, passed away on Saturday, Jan. 9, 2016, in Shawano. Joanne was born in Oconto Falls on Sept. 14, 1944, the daughter of the late Henry and Nora (Gallagher) Belke. She was united in marriage to August G. Busch Jr. on May 15, 1965, in Oconto Falls. He preceded her in death on Jan. 27, 2001.

Joanne worked as a certified nursing assistant at the Gillett nursing home until her retirement. She was a member of Faith United Lutheran Church in Gillett and enjoyed spending time with her dog, Kookie.

Joanne is survived by her children, Laura (Vince) Weier and Tim (Katie) Busch, both of Cecil; one grandson, Wyatt; her brother, Myles (Jean) Belke, of Bonduel; and two sisters, Elaine Schenk, of Shawano, and Judy (Anthony) Wegner, of Cecil.

She was preceded in death by her husband, August; her parents; and three brothers, Richard, Wayne and Mike.

Tue
12
Jan

Sandra L. Gielow

Sandra “Sandi” L. Gielow, 69, New London, was called to her heavenly home on Jan. 9, 2016.

The Eberhardt-Stevenson Funeral Home & Crematory, Clintonville, is assisting her family.

Tue
12
Jan

Traude M. Waite

Traude (Trudy) M. Waite, 88, of the Cloverleaf Lakes, passed away on Jan. 7, 2016, at Pine Manor Healthcare Center, Embarrass.

The Eberhardt-Stevenson Funeral Home & Crematory, Clintonville, is assisting her family.

Tue
12
Jan

Roger L. Metzger

Roger L. Metzger, 81, of Clintonville, entered his heavenly home Sunday morning, Jan. 10, 2016, at his home surrounded by his beloved family.

The Eberhardt-Stevenson Funeral Home & Crematory, Clintonville, is assisting his family.

Tue
12
Jan

Richard H. Moede

Richard Harold Moede, 77, of Bonduel, died on Saturday, Jan. 9, 2016, in Green Bay. Born on Oct. 10, 1938, in the town of How, Oconto County, he was the son of the late Hugo Carl and Elsa Elvina Marie (Free) Moede.

Richard served in the United States Army from 1958- 1961 with the 82nd Airborne. Following his discharge from the military, he was united in marriage for 54 years, to Carol Jean Beilfuss on Nov. 4, 1961, at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Bonduel. He worked at Paper Converting in Appleton prior to working as a truck driver from 1979 until his retirement in 2003. Richard built his family home in 1966. Richard loved wildlife, especially his squirrels, pheasants and deer, enjoyed hunting and playing cards with his grandchildren, and meeting his friends every morning for coffee at Home Plate Café in Shawano.

He always called Terra his favorite granddaughter, but Terra would always respond, “But Grandpa, I’m your ONLY granddaughter!”

Sat
09
Jan

Sandra L. Hoffmann

A memorial service for Sandra Lynn Hoffmann, 51, of Cedarburg, who passed away peacefully on Dec. 31, 2015, surrounded by her family, will be held on Saturday, Jan. 16, 2016, at noon at St. Francis Borgia North Catholic Church, 1375 Covered Bridge Road, Cedarburg.

Family will receive friends at the church on Saturday from 10-11:45 a.m.

In lieu of flowers, memorials to Aurora Grafton Cancer Clinic appreciated.

Online condolences may be sent by visiting www.muellerfuneralhome.com.

Sandra Lynn Hoffmann was born in Chicago on May 23, 1964, to Thomas and Marilyn Moutvic. As a child, Sandy spent her summers up at the Moutvic cottage on Legend Lake. There she perfected her water skiing with her brothers, Tom and Ken.

Sat
09
Jan

Ione B. Kopitzke

Ione B. Kopitzke, 95, of Edgerton, died on Sunday, Jan. 3, 2016, at St. Mary’s Hospital, Janesville. She was born in Pulaski on April 18, 1920, the daughter of Richard and Bertha (Hoefs) Redlin and was baptized at St. Paul Lutheran Church, Bonduel.

Ione was a graduate of Appleton High School and also attended Stevens Point State Teachers College for a two-year teaching certificate. She married Melvin M. Kopitzke on Oct. 13, 1943, at Mount Olive Lutheran Church, Appleton. He preceded her in death on Oct. 1, 2006. In 1965, she received her bachelor’s degree from Whitewater State Teacher’s College. She taught for many years, starting at a rural school in Greenville and then moved on to Appleton, where she taught for a year. She also taught at Springhill in Whitewater, Powers Lake in Burlington and Milton Junction. She taught for 16 years in the Janesville School District before retiring in 1980.

Ione was a member of Central Lutheran Church, Edgerton.

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