Obituaries

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07
Jun

Lawrence Stascak

Lawrence “Larry” Stascak passed away peacefully on Saturday, June 4, 2016, following a short battle with cancer.

Larry was born on May 28, 1957, to the late Fran and Ann Stascak. After graduating from high school, he enlisted in the United States Air Force. On Nov. 14, 1998, Larry was united in marriage to Karla Becker in Green Bay. He enjoyed spending time with family and camping with his wife and dogs.

Fri
03
Jun

Wayne Keshena

Wayne “Butch” Keshena, 78, died Saturday, May 28, 2016, at the Hospice of Cincinnati following a courageous battle with cancer.

He leaves his life companion, Joy Pennington, Cincinnati, Ohio, and his children and grandchildren: daughter, Wendy (Sam) Crawford; granddaughter, Morgan, of Shawano; son, Todd Keshena; granddaughter, Abby, of Denver, Colorado; sister, Margaret (Bill) Schommer, of Milwaukee; nieces and nephews; former wife and friend, Sandy Powers; and his beloved pets.

Born in 1938 on the Menominee Indian Reservation in Keshena, he was preceded in death by his mother, Virginia Waukau, and stepfather, Lloyd Waukau.

Wayne had a career in fire apparatus sales and service, which covered travel all around the U.S., and later a career in truck and car sales.

Fri
03
Jun

Linda M. Unger

Linda M. (Wheeler) Unger, 58, of Shawano, passed away peacefully at home after a long illness on Tuesday, May 31, 2016.

After living most of her life in the Green Bay area, Linda moved to Shawano after her marriage to the late Robert Unger Jr. on Jan. 5, 2001. After Robert’s death in 2013, she continued to live in Shawano with her daughter, son-in-law, her beloved grandchildren and her dog Buster.

Linda is survived by her children, Jessica (Jack) Young and Stephanie (fiancé Jimmy Tesch) Hathaway; and her grandchildren, Dominic, Sophia and Leonardo Young.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert.

A gathering will be held at the American Legion, 850 S. Lincoln St., Shawano, on Sunday, June 12, 2016, from 1-3 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to Linda’s memorial fund.

Fri
03
Jun

Charles G. Ostrander

Charles Gordon Ostrander, 87, of Tigerton, went home to God on June 2, 2016, at St. Clare’s Hospital, Weston.

He was born on April 12, 1929, at home to William and Dollie (Loper) Ostrander near the base of Gibraltar near Lodi. Charles joined the Army in 1949 and served in Korea in the 501st Communication Recon Group. After his discharge in 1952, he earned his master’s degree in accounting at Madison Business College in 1955. He met the late Carol Joyce Scheels at a church social dance and later married her in Milwaukee on July 3, 1957, and they enjoyed 58 years of marriage, until Carol’s passing in 2000.

Charles later owned and operated Ostrander True Value Hardware store for 13 years in Bowler. He was also a truck driver for 18 years. Charles was a longtime member of the Experimental Aircraft Association; a past member of the Civil Air Patrol; and a current member of American Legion Post 239, Tigerton, and Hope Community Church, Shawano.

Fri
03
Jun

James E. Rades

James “Jim” E. Rades, 71, of Shawano, passed away peacefully at home on June 1, 2016. He was born on Sept. 30, 1944, in Shawano to the late Elmer and Beatrice “Bea” (Wilt) Rades.

Jim attended Sacred Heart Catholic School and Shawano High School, graduating in 1962. On June 10, 1967, he married his childhood sweetheart, Pamela “Pam” Fazendin, in Shawano. In 1968, Jim became the first member of his family to earn a bachelor’s degree, graduating from the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point studying economics and social work. After graduation, he enlisted in the United States Air Force and was assigned to the 379th Bomb Wing. He completed his military service by assisting colleagues as they transitioned home from Vietnam and earned his honorable discharge in 1971.

Fri
03
Jun

James Rades

James “Jim” Rades, 71, of Shawano, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, June 1, 2016, at his home.

Funeral service arrangements are pending and will be announced at a later date.

Mickelson Funeral & Cremation Service of Shawano is assisting the family with arrangements.

Please share online condolences at www.mickelsonfs.com.

Thu
02
Jun

Lulu E. Wege

Lulu E. Wege, 93, Bowler, died on Tuesday, May 31, 2016, at Atrium Post Acute Care Evergreen in Shawano, under the care of Unity Hospice. She was born on May 5, 1923, in Mattoon, the daughter of the late Harry and Lulu (Matz) Koeppen.

On May 29, 1945, Lulu was united in marriage to John Gottfried Wege in Mattoon. He preceded her in death on Feb. 23, 1995.

Lulu was a longtime member of St. Paul Lutheran Church, Bowler. She taught Vacation Bible School, was on the Altar Guild and was a member of the Homemaker’s Club and Red Hats Society. Lulu volunteered at the Homme Home of Wittenberg for many years. She enjoyed playing cards, bowling and dancing, but she especially loved visiting with family and friends.

Wed
01
Jun

Kevin J. Chroge

Kevin J. Chroge, 46, Leopolis, died unexpectedly on Thursday, May 26, 2016, in Neenah. He was born on Dec. 16, 1969, in Antigo, the son of Leon Chroge, Shawano, and the late Emeline (Rickert) Chroge.

On Feb. 15, 1992, Kevin was united in marriage to Diane Tautges in Eland. She survives.

Kevin had been employed by Marion Body Works for over 20 years. He was currently employed by US Pack Logistics as a lab courier.

Kevin enjoyed hunting, fishing and shooting horseshoes. He was well-known as a jokester, but most important, Kevin enjoyed the time spent with his family.

Survivors include his wife, Diane Chroge; father, Leon Chroge; children, Pamela Chroge, Appleton, and Craig Chroge, Leopolis; siblings, Ken (Carla) Chroge, Eland, Sue (Noel Ludwig) Milanowski, Mattoon, and Bonnie (Rob) Magee, Clintonville; sister-in-law, Sharon Tautges, Appleton; and several nieces and nephews.

Wed
01
Jun

Leonard R. Marohl

Leonard Robert Marohl, 93, of Cecil, passed away on Sunday, May 29, 2016, at his home.

Leonard was born on the home farm in the town of Washington on April 22, 1923, the son of the late Adolph and Helena (Deering) Marohl. He lived in the town of Washington all his life.

In 1948, Leonard was united in marriage to Bettymae Mildred Zimmer in Green Bay. Betty preceded him in death.

Leonard was a talented musician, who had his own band, and enjoyed sharing his gift of music on WTCH radio. Leonard worked with his father as a carpenter, was a member of the musician’s union and Immanuel Lutheran Church in White Clay Lake.

Leonard is survived by his son, Bruce Marohl, and his sister, LaVerna Lamb, of Pulcifer.

He was preceded in death by his wife; one son, Keith; two sisters, Mildred Donald and Adeline Jackman; and two brothers, Leo and Victor Marohl.

Wed
01
Jun

Dean T. Krause

Dean Timothy “Deano” Krause, 59, of Bowler, passed away on Monday, May 30, 2016, in Shawano.

Dean was born in Green Bay on May 31, 1956, the son of Norval (Tucker) Gander and the late Maynard Krause. He was raised in Oshkosh and graduated from Oshkosh North. After graduation, he attended NCTI to become a laser technician.

Dean served in the National Guard from 1977-1983. On Oct. 20, 2012, he was united in marriage to Karla Kay Matson in Oshkosh. Dean worked as a truck driver for several companies, including Hoffman Transit and Menominee Tribal Enterprises for 25 years.

Dean was a member at Zion Lutheran Church in Gresham, where he volunteered.

Dean is survived by his wife, Karla Kay, of Bowler; two stepchildren, Shawn Lee and Rachael Ann; one stepgranddaughter, Trinity Gail Kay; his mother, Norval Gander, of Oshkosh; one sister, Barb Krause; as well as nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews, other relatives and many friends.

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