Obituaries

Thu
28
Sep

David F. Maccaux

David F. Maccaux, 75, Oconto, passed away on Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2017 at Brookdale Assisted Living, Appleton.

David was born on Dec. 17, 1941, in Green Bay to the late Frank and Evelyn (Pagel) Maccaux. David married Tina Bellow on Sept. 28, 1963. She preceded him in death on Oct. 25, 2015.

David served his country in the U.S. Army and National Guard. He worked at Cruisers Yachts in engineering, Procter & Gamble, with his son, and was sadly missed when he retired. He also worked various other jobs. He enjoyed fishing, camping, reading and gardening.

David was a member of St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, Stiles, and was scoutmaster for Oconto Troop 1084 for many years.

David is survived by a daughter, Lisa (Charles) DesJarlais, Appleton; a son, Christopher (Shellie) Maccaux, Green Bay; a brother, Leon (Linda) Maccaux, Green Bay; three grandchildren, Nicholas Maccaux, Alexander and Bryce DesJarlais; and many in-laws, cousins, nieces and nephews.

Thu
28
Sep

Raymond L. Heise

Raymond Lee Heise, 63, of Breed, passed away on Sept. 16, 2017, at the University of Wisconsin Hospital in Madison. He was born to Alger and Louise Heise on Sept. 12, 1954.

Raymond was an avid fisherman and hunter and enjoyed spending time outdoors. He was also a big Packers fan.

Raymond lived most of his life in the Breed area. He worked in his family trade as a bricklayer.

Thu
28
Sep

Norbert F. Laska

Norbert Felix Laska, 82, passed away on Thursday, Sept. 21, 2017, at home in Suring.

Knobby, as known to most, was born on June 6, 1935, in Stevens Point, the son of the late Alvin and Laura (Frydach) Laska. He served honorably in the U.S. Navy from 1952-1956. He married Phyllis Langhoff on Oct. 27, 1956.

Norbert worked most of his life for A.O. Smith Corp. as a tool and dye maker. He served as a reserve police officer for the Wauwatosa Police Department for a period of time. In his spare time he enjoyed, fishing, hunting, and tinkering in his workshop. He was also a member of the Suring Antique Tractor Association, and at one time served as scoutmaster while his boys were Scouts.

He is survived by his wife, Phyllis; daughters, Rose, Carol, Mary and Kay; sons, David, Charles and John; 13 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; brothers, Jerry and Mike; sisters, Deloris, Bernice, Loraine, Margie and Betty.

Wed
13
Sep

Brian K. Friebel

Brian K. Friebel, 50, of Suring, passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family on Saturday, Sept. 9, 2017, following a courageous and short battle with cancer. He was born on Sept. 27, 1966, to Lyle and the late Marlene (Van Nuland) Friebel and was raised in Kaukauna.

Brian served his county in the United States Navy aboard the USS John F. Kennedy aircraft carrier from 1985 to 1988. He moved to the Suring area in 1997 where he met his future wife. On June 24, 2000, Brian was united in marriage to Mindi Audley at St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church in Oconomowoc. He was currently employed with KNT Fabrication until he became ill.

Wed
13
Sep

Kathleen L. Gilligan

Kathleen L. (Alto) Gilligan, 73, of Gillett, passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, Sept. 3, 2017, at St. Vincent Hospital in Green Bay.

Kathy was born in Waukegan, Illinois, on Aug. 25, 1944, one of two daughters of Runnar and Catherine (Walsh) Alto. In earlier years, Kathy farmed and later worked as a cook at OJ’s Restaurant and as a waitress at Yancy’s Restaurant. She eventually retired from Seneca Foods.

Kathy enjoyed trips to Wisconsin Dells to visit family and loved her dogs. She will be sadly missed.

Wed
13
Sep

Charles R. Neff

Charles R. Neff, 69, of Mountain, passed away on Wednesday, Sept. 6, 2017.

Charles was born on Sept. 16, 1947, to the late Robert and Mary (Legath) Neff. He served his country honorably in the United States Navy.

Charles married Katherine Dalton on Oct. 11, 1997, in Milwaukee. Charles volunteered on the Doty Fire Department and was a member of American Legion Post 44 of Wabeno.

Charles is survived by his wife, Kathy; seven children, Venus Nieskes, Shane Neff, Nomale Thoney, Autumn (Tim) Baral, Ashley Halase, Christopher Halase and Nicholas Halase; 10 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren. He is further survived by many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his sister, Roxanne Aheren.

Wed
13
Sep

Jen Gauthier

(Janina) Joan “Jen” Gauthier, 104, of Oconto Falls, went to be with her Lord and Savior on Saturday morning, Sept. 9, 2017. The sixth-oldest of 10 children and twin sister of Lottie was born May 24, 1913, to John and Anna (Mioduszewski) Pawlak in Milwaukee.

Because her family called her Nina as a little girl, a neighbor asked why not just call her Jen since the age of 4 years. Jen grew up in Milwaukee where she attended St. Josaphat’s Basilica School until the eighth grade, when she had to help at home to care for the rest of the family so her mother could work out of the house. As a young woman, she moved with family members to “Swedetown” in Oconto County so they could get out of the big city and live near family and friends.

Wed
06
Sep

Ruth B. Schneider

Ruth B. (Fabry) Schneider, 79, longtime resident of Oconto Falls, passed away peacefully at Unity Hospice in De Pere on Tuesday, Aug. 29, 2017.

Ruth was born in Oconto Falls on April 7, 1938, a daughter of the late John and Veteline (Osmon) Fabry. She attended local schools and was a 1956 graduate of Oconto Falls High School. In 1959, Ruth met her future husband, Gale, while skating at the Kelly Lake Roller Rink Casino. They were married at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Gillett and together they raised three sons.

Ruth and Gale lived briefly in California, Gillett and then Chicago, where she worked as a beautician, then later moved to Ashwaubenon. She worked as a clerk for the Milwaukee Railroad for 10 years and also served as the union’s secretary.

Wed
06
Sep

Elizabeth J. Trudeau

Elizabeth J. Trudeau (nee Smet), 84, died Aug. 20, 2017.

Preceded in death by her loving husband, Francis. Beloved Ma of Francis (Cindy) Trudeau, Rose (Theodore “Dave”) Palmisano, Marian (Scott) Crier, Leo Trudeau, the late Joseph (the late Andrea) Trudeau, and Anthony Trudeau. Dear sister of Earl “Mike” (Betty) Smet and Helen (Robert) Lindquist. Further survived by many grandchildren, great grandchildren, great-great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, other family and friends.

Funeral services were held Friday, Aug. 25, at Schaff Funeral Home, West Allis.

Wed
06
Sep

Jerome P. Murphy

Jerome “Jerry” P. Murphy, 76, Stiles, died peacefully Saturday morning, Sept. 2, 2017, at his home while lovingly being cared for by his sister, Rosalie. The seventh child of Mark and Zoe (Younger) Murphy was born Jan. 28, 1941, in Green Bay. There were 10 boys and four girls in the Murphy family.

Jerry and his brother Bob had a corporation when he was 18 years old, selling farm crops across the country. He was a union millwright in Local 1146, working alongside his father and nine brothers in numerous paper mills throughout the United States. Jerry was proud to be employed for the Boldt Co. of Appleton for 38 years. He was raised on a large dairy farm and owned a farm raising registered Black Angus cattle and selling grain in addition to his millwright work. His hobbies included gardening, collecting antiques and furnishing his beautiful home which he kept spotless. Jerry always had a dog which he’d spoil.

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