Obituaries

Tue
28
May

David W. Schaal

So God made a farmer…

How does one sum up the life of a great man in a few hundred words? It seems impossible, yet we try.

David Wallace Schaal passed into eternity on Saturday, May 18, 2019, at the age of 78. We know for sure two of the first people he met up with inside the pearly gates were his grandson, Wyatt, and his great-granddaughter, Jalyn. No doubt Jalyn gave him the biggest bear hug ever, and Wyatt probably has him at an auction already. He was greatly looking forward to seeing them both again, and that gives those of us left behind some comfort.

Dad was born March 9, 1941, in Shawano, the firstborn of two sons born to Wallace and Helen (Brock) Schaal. His younger brother came along several years later, and anybody who knew Dad surely knew his brother, Ben, for the two were rarely apart for long.

Tue
28
May

Rudolf E. Doblinger

Rudolf E. Doblinger, 89, of Mountain, passed away on Wednesday, May 15, 2019. Rudolf was born on Sept. 28, 1929, to the late Alois and Emilie (Hausy) Doblinger in Wutoschingen, Germany. In 1951, Rudolf immigrated to Milwaukee and served in the U.S. Army from 1955 to 1957. Rudolf married Rita Beurbe in 1957 in Milwaukee. Together, they raised their family in Milwaukee. For 23 years, he worked for Caterpillar. After retiring, Rudolf and Rita moved to Mountain in the fall of 1995.

Rudolf is survived by his children, Vickie and Paul; three grandchildren, Jeremy, Lindsey, and Michael; two brothers, Egon (Jutta) Doblinger and Heinz (Trudi) Doblinger. He is further survived by other relatives and friends in Germany.

He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Rita.

Per Rudolf’s wishes, there will be no services.

Tue
28
May

Shirley A. Koslowsky

Shirley Ann Koslowsky, 84, of Oostburg, formerly of Oconto Falls, passed away on Wednesday, May 22, 2019, at her home.

Shirley was born on May 13, 1935, in Lena to Frank and Alvina (Nemecek) Kafka and was a graduate of Lena High School.

On Feb. 16, 1957, Shirley married Kermit in Lena. Shirley was employed at Oconto Falls School Distrcit for ­years as a cook.

She was committed to serving through her church, Blessed Trinity Parish, at St. Vincent de Paul’s thrift store, food pantries, and cooking and serving meals for funerals. Many activities filled her days including jigsaw puzzles in the winter, walking around Oostburg, watching Jeopardy, vegetable and flower gardening a patch of ground behind her apartments, and she was compelled to bake breads, pies, and amazing Christmas treats — not just cookies. She was a great Milwaukee Brewers fan and could hold her own in discussing games and players.

Tue
28
May

Bernard M. Anker

Bernard “Dick” M. Anker, 77, of Suring, passed away on Wednesday, May 15, 2019. He was born on June 13, 1941, to the late Gordon and Lottie (Bendickson) Anker. Dick married Lorraine “Frenchie” Huebner on Dec. 14, 1974, at Mount Olive Lutheran Church. He was employed at Stern’s Sawmill and later retired from Nu-Line Industries. He enjoyed deer hunting, fishing, and listening to country and polka music. Dick is a member of Mount Olive Lutheran Church.

Dick is survived by his three sisters, Mary Ann Zahn, Karen (Jack) Zarling and Jean Anker; special sister-in-law, Diane Hayer. He is further survived by many brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Lorraine; two siblings, Joan Anker and Jackie Anker.

Visitation was held at Gruetzmacher Funeral Home in Suring on Sunday, May 26, 2019, from 1 p.m. until the funeral service at 3 p.m. with Pastor Michael Paholke officiating.

Tue
28
May

Lonnie L. Genke

Lonnie L. Genke, 77, of Suring, formerly of Gillett, died Monday, May 20, 2019, following a long period of declining health.

He was born in Shawano on Oct. 22, 1941, a son of the late Clarence and Ethel (Klosterman) Genke. Lonnie attended local schools and was a lifetime resident of the area. Lonnie was baptized and confirmed at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Gillett. It was there that he married Joyce (Petersen) on June 6, 1970.

Lonnie worked at Linewood Plywood and Ansorge Distributing. After retiring, he worked at Witt’s Piggly Wiggly. In his free time, Lonnie enjoyed bowling, camping, fishing, dancing to and listening to Polka music. He was also active in his church dartball league. Lonnie was a friend to many and will be sadly missed.

Tue
28
May

LaVerne A. Tedtman

LaVerne Ann Tedtman went to be with our Lord and her heavenly family on Friday, May 17, 2019, at St. Vincent Hospital at age 76. She was born on June 11, 1942, and was raised by Lake Ucil in Pound with her parents and sister. LaVerne resided in Suring, where she owned and operated LaVerne and Gail’s Diner for 34 years with her best friend, Gail Madison. She was a member of Mount Olive Lutheran Church. She loved her daughters, but she greatly loved her grandchildren, who were her pride and joy. Things that made her happy were bragging about her grandchildren, cooking (whether it was for them or her friends in the diner), and tending to her flowers and hummingbirds. Many will miss her homemade potato salad. She also enjoyed reading, whether it was her weekly magazine or even a cookbook. She had a fun-loving sense of humor and was a practical joker. She will forever be in our hearts and memories.

Tue
28
May

Norma J. Miller

Norma J. Miller, 74, of Gillett, passed away on Friday, May 17, 2019. She was born in Underhill Township on July 9, 1944, to the late Alfred and Emily (Schuettpelz) Reed. Norma was a very caring person and always put other people’s needs in front of her own needs. She loved gardening, cooking, puzzles, listening to country western music, and watching children in her family.

Norma is survived by her son, Bruce (Lisa) Miller, of Gillett; her daughter, Lisa (Dave) Erb, of Elgin, Illinois; six grandchildren, Kelli Torbeck, Nathan Riehl, Cameron Miller, Aaron Erb, Emily Erb and Samuel Erb; three great-grandchildren, Evan, Owen and Tyrus; and siblings, Sally, Warren, Wayne, Beverly, David and Lorna. She is further survived by many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her siblings, Marvin, Alfred and Barbara.

Tue
28
May

Harry Struble Jr.

Harry “Mike” Struble Jr., 71, of Mountain, passed away on Wednesday, May 15, 2019. Mike was born on Nov. 12, 1947, to Dale Westphal and the late Harry Struble Sr. in Green Bay. He served his country in the U.S. Army for 12 years and later worked as a factory worker. On May 13, 2005, Mike married Constance “Connie” Rhodes. Mike enjoyed hunting, fishing, spending time outdoors, and playing games on his phone.

Mike is survived by his wife, Connie; a daughter, Susie Rose (Mike) Naylore; three grandchildren; seven stepchildren; 47 step-grandchildren; 10 step-great-grandchildren; mother, Dale; three siblings, Sue Spaulding, Debbie Frisque, and Eddie Quandt. He is further survived by many nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.

He was preceded in death by his father; stepfather, Awald Quandt; brother, Johnny Westphal; two nephews, William and Joseph Hatfield.

Tue
21
May

Dan Radke

Dan “Sac” Radke, 57, Oconto Falls, died suddenly of natural causes Saturday morning, May 18, 2019, at St. Clare ER. The middle of five children of Reuben and Lorraine (Kobs) Radke was born Dec. 1, 1961 in Oconto Falls. Dan attended Oconto Falls Public Schools, graduating from high school with the class of 1980. Following graduation, he lived with his older brother Steve for over 10 years and they enjoyed hunting and fishing together. It was also around this time that Dan starting working at Magna-Graphics in Oconto Falls and eventually became a machinist.

Sun
19
May

Connie MacKenzie

Connie MacKenzie, beloved mother, grandmother, and friend, passed away May 15, 2019, at the age of 72 after a two-year battle with Alzheimer’s.

Connie was preceded in death by her parents, Wesley and Dorothy Kruschke.

She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, James (Blaine) and Stacy MacKenzie; her cat, Chester; and granddaughters, Hadley MacKenzie and Caly MacKenzie.

Connie was a graduate of East High School, class of 1964. She retired from RR Donnelly and moved to Mountain. In 2017, she moved to Pulaski to be near family.

Connie had a deep faith, lived life to the fullest, and loved to laugh and have fun with family and friends. Her smile, laugh, and love will be missed dearly. Connie was the best mother a son could have.

At Connie’s request, there will be no funeral services.

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