Obituaries

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04
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Lois M. Neuman

Lois Marilyn (Wilson) Neuman, 86, passed away on Friday, March 30, 2018, at Atrium Post-Acute Care of Oconto Falls.

She was born in Underhill on Dec. 18, 1931, a daughter of the late Thomas and Fredia (Froemming) Wilson. Lois attended local schools and was a 1949 graduate of Gillett High School. She married Allen Neuman on April 21, 1951, at the former Immanuel Lutheran Church in Gillett. Lois worked as a waitress, store clerk and as a bank teller. She enjoyed bowling and was an avid Brewers fan. Lois was an active member of Faith United Lutheran Church as well as the Ladies Aid. She was an “awesome” mom and grandmother and will be sadly missed.

Wed
04
Apr

Robert Picazo

Robert “Bob” Picazo, 81, Oconto Falls, died Saturday morning, March 31, 2018, at The Cottages. He was born Dec. 14, 1936, in Kenosha to Richard and Isabel (Garcia) Picazo. Bob grew up in Kenosha where he attended school and as a young man entered the U.S. Army. As a paratrooper, he proudly served his country while stationed at Fort Campbell, Kentucky. He did tours in Germany and South America and was honorably discharged in late 1956.

Wed
21
Mar

Marjoryann M. Giese

Marjoryann M. Giese, 89, of Gillett, passed away on Sunday, March 18, 2018, in Gillett. Born in Shawano on Dec. 26, 1928, she is the daughter of the late Fred and Sylvia (Boettcher) Miller. On June 7, 1947, Marjory was united in marriage to Leonard W. Giese. The couple lived in Milwaukee for several years before returning to Gillett, where she worked in the lunch room at Gillett schools for 25 years. She is a member of St. John Lutheran Church in Gillett and enjoyed camping, fishing and watching the birds. More than anything, Marjory loved spending time with her family.

Wed
21
Mar

John A. Bayer

John A. Bayer, 55, of Gillett, passed away unexpectedly at home on Friday, March 16, 2018. John was born on Oct. 10, 1962, to the late Ardell and Glendora (Deweld) Bayer in Port Washington. He attended Wausaukee High School. John worked many different restaurant jobs throughout the years and greatly enjoyed watching wrestling on TV.

John is survived by his brother, Richard Bayer Sr.; a sister, Debbie Bayer; five nephews, Scott, Richard Jr., Rory, Ryan and Adam; a niece, Tonya; 13 great-nieces and great-nephews. He is further survived by many other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a sister, Roseanne.

Wed
21
Mar

Delores M. Neuwirth

Dolores M. (Heling-Schmidt) Neuwirth, 96, of the Cottages at Meadowlands in Oconto Falls (formerly of Sheboygan), passed away early Thursday morning, March 15, 2018, at HSHS St. Clare Memorial Hospital in Oconto Falls. Dolores was born on July 26, 1921, in Sheboygan to the late Gustave and Wilma (Mueller) Heling. She graduated from Central High School with the Class of 1939. Dolores Heling married John Schmidt on Aug. 5, 1939, in Sheboygan. Dolores and John had two children, Janice and Barbara. John preceded her in death in 1967. After John’s death, Dolores, married Al Neuwirth in 1969. He also preceded her in death.

Wed
14
Mar

John A. Olson

John A. Olson, 92, of Gillett, died Saturday, March 10, 2018. He was born May 13, 1925, to Charles and Clara (Hoeffs) Olson in Belle Plaine. In the 1920s, the Olsons bought a farm near Underhill, where John lived much of his life.

Wed
14
Mar

Kitty L. Sandgren

Kitty (Herta) L. Sandgren (Radke), 98, of Suring, passed away on Sunday, March 11, 2018, with her family by her side. Kitty was born Nov. 9, 1919, to the late Albert Radke and Clara Radke (Bobert) in Marshfield and grew up in Stratford as the youngest of eight children.

She was a graduate of Stratford High School and married Dr. Gilbert Sandgren in 1936, a physician who provided medical care to the Suring area throughout the 1950s and 1960s. Kitty worked to support her husband through his medical schooling and provided administrative and nursing support to his medical practice until his passing in 1967. Afterwards, she lived and worked in Palm Desert, California, for a number of years.

Wed
14
Mar

Leo S. Thielke

Leo S. Thielke, 89, of Suring, passed away on Sunday, March 11, 2018. Leo was born on July 2, 1928, to the late James and Catherine Thielke in Suring and graduated from Suring High School with the Class of 1946. Leo married Dolores Hermann in February 1951 in Coleman. Leo and Dolores enjoyed many fishing dates, along with spending winter days building birdhouses. Leo greatly enjoyed hunting and fishing, and he was a member of St. Michael’s Catholic Church.

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14
Mar

John E. Elbe

John E. Elbe, age 64, passed away on March 5, 2018, at St. Elizabeth’s Hospital in Appleton with his family by his side. He was born April 20, 1953, to the late Kenneth and OraBelle Elbe of Gillett.

John graduated from Gillett High School Class of 1971. He attended UW-Stevens Point and received an Associate Degree from NWTC-Green Bay. He was previously employed by Ferguson Inc. in Appleton until his retirement. In his earlier years, John traveled to Virginia and worked in the Virginia shipyards constructing oil tankers. He also traveled to Missouri and was employed by the Missouri State Parks System.

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14
Mar

Irene J. Baker

Irene J. (Radke) Baker, 93, formerly of Gillett, passed away on Saturday, March 10, 2018, surrounded by family.

Irene was born in Oconto Falls on June 24, 1924, a daughter of the late William and Wanda (Schmidt) Radke. She attended Elm Lawn School and was a graduate of Oconto Falls High School. Irene was married to Edward C. Baker, and together they raised four children. Irene worked for Quade’s 5 & 10 and later in local factories. She was a lifetime active member of St. John’s Lutheran Church. She served on various committees, including bulletins, finance, quilting, the Women of the Church, and was also part of a singing group that would visit area nursing homes. Irene loved both polka and country music and was an avid Packers, Badgers and Brewers fan; however, her greatest love was for her family. She was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and sister. Irene will be sadly missed.

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