Obituaries

Wed
28
Jun

Carl O. Gaertig

Carl O. “Krazee Carl” Gaertig passed away peacefully at his home on June 16, 2017, surrounded by loved ones, following a brief illness. He was born on Nov. 16, 1951, in Oconto Falls to Otto and Gladys (Moede) Gaertig.

Carl met the love of his life, June Pearcey, in 1984. He enjoyed motorcycle riding, pool, puzzles, farming and John Deere tractor collecting, and goofing off and BSing. Carl had his sense of humor right to the end.

He is survived by his children, Shannon and Lee, Shane and Justina; stepchildren, Angela and Jeff, Paula and Luke, Daryl and Raeann, Tina and Brian; 19 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; sisters, Edi (George) Callahan, Ruby (Jim) Radtke, Pearl (Al) Czechan, Crystal (Nick) Cortese; and brother, Glen (Julie) Gaertig.

He was preceded in death by his parents; daughter, Dawn Renee; stepson, Jack Pearcey; special canine friend, Bullett; and felines, Brrmeow and Squeak.

Wed
28
Jun

Clara E. Rank

Clara E. Rank, 94, Oconto Falls, formerly of Gillett, passed away on Tuesday, June 20, 2017, following a period of declining health. She was born in Oconto Falls on March 4, 1923, a daughter of the late Frank and Josephine (Novak) Chlopek.

Clara was married to Marvin E. Rank on June 21, 1952. Together they owned and operated a farm in the town of Green Valley until retiring to Gillett.

Clara was an avid gardener and loved decorating her home inside and out at Christmas time. She also loved to cook, bake and sew.

Clara is survived by nieces, nephews and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her beloved husband, Marvin; and seven brothers and sisters, Sophie, Walter, Edward, Charles, Stanley, Caroline and Helen.

Wed
28
Jun

Reg Klawitter

Reg Klawitter, 75, was born into eternal life on June 23, 2017.

Loving husband of Jean since June 26, 1965. Father of Rick (Amy) Klawitter and Jeff (Cherie) Klawitter. Grandpa of Delaney, Abrielle and Charlie. Brother of Carol (Charles) Korn, Michael Klawitter, Jeanne David, Linda Clark, Jo Nell MacCoy and Mark (Lori) Klawitter. Brother-in-law of Donald (Kathy), Martin (Kathleen) and Paul (Sandy) Ponsegrau. Further survived by other relatives and many friends.

Reg served in the U.S. Army during the Berlin Wall crisis. He was a member of the Mountain VFW Post 2119.

Special thanks to Dr. Rubina Qamar of Aurora Cancer Care Clinic.

Visitation at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, 12700 W. Howard Ave., New Berlin, from 10 a.m. to noon Wednesday, June 28. Funeral Mass at 12:30 p.m.

Hartson Funeral Home (414-425-9797) is assisting the family.

www.hartsonfuneralhome.com

Tue
20
Jun

Georgia M. Tuell

Georgia M. (Stubbs) Tuell, 97, formerly of the town of Green Valley, went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, June 13, 2017, at Atrium Post Acute Care of Oconto Falls, where she had been a resident the last five years.

Georgia was born in Noblesville, Indiana, on Feb. 10, 1920, a daughter of the late Walter and Pearl (Lees) Stubbs. She was married to Hubert Tuell in Crystal Falls, Michigan, on Sept. 3, 1937, and together they raised eight children. In earlier years, Georgia attended Tabor United Methodist Church in Gillett. She was an avid gardener of both flowers and vegetables and also enjoyed all types of crafts. She was an accomplished cake decorator, and over the years she decorated many cakes for family and friends, including wedding cakes for her children and grandchildren.

Georgia loved her family deeply and will be sadly missed.

Tue
20
Jun

Kenneth J. Dinse

Kenneth “Ken” J. Dinse, 76, Green Bay, died of natural causes on Monday, June 12, 2017, at a local hospital. He was born on Feb. 15, 1941, in Oconto Falls to Andrew and Anna (Ritter) Dinse.

Ken grew up in the town of Morgan where he attended a one-room schoolhouse named North Morgan and later attended Oconto Falls High School, where he was active in FFA. During those years he enjoyed roller skating in nearby Green Valley where he met his future wife.

On Aug. 5, 1961, he married Delores Linzmeyer at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Gillett. Following their marriage, Ken worked for Gillett Plywood and Jones Well Drilling in Gillett and later for Packerland Packing, before moving to Green Bay in 1966. Ken then ran a Standard Oil filling station and was hired as a mechanic for the city of Green Bay Police Department, where he worked for 26 years. He took great pride in the cabin he built in Crooked Lake.

Tue
20
Jun

Genevieve E. Mahoney

Genevieve Elizabeth Mahoney, 97, of Suring, passed away on Monday, June 12, 2017.

Gen was born on Saturday, Aug. 23, 1919, in Beaver Dam to the late Agid and Anna (Kolb) Miller, the seventh child in a family of 11 children. She truly enjoyed living on the farm with her siblings and recorded many of their escapades in a book in her later years. Gen graduated from Beaver Dam High School with the Class of 1937. She then attended Mayville Normal School and was a rural school teacher for two years.

Tue
20
Jun

Carl O. Gaertig

Carl O. “Krazee Carl” Gaertig passed away peacefully at his home on June 16, 2017, surrounded by loved ones, following a brief illness. He was born on Nov. 16, 1951, in Oconto Falls to Otto and Gladys (Moede) Gaertig.

Carl met the love of his life, June Pearcey, in 1984. He enjoyed motorcycle riding, pool, puzzles, farming and John Deere tractor collecting, and goofing off and BSing.

He is survived by his children, Shannon and Lee, Shane and Justina, Angela and Jeff, Paula and Luke, Daryl and Rae Ann, Gina and Brian; 19 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; sisters and brother, Edi (George) Callahan, Ruby (Jim) Radtke, Pearl (Al) Caechan, Glen (Julie) Gaertig and Crystal (Nick) Cortese.

He was preceded in death by his parents; daughter, Dawn Renee; stepson, Jack Pearcey; special canine friend, Bulli; and two felines, Brrrmeow and Squeak.

The family extends a special thank you to Bellin Health Cancer team, Unity Hospice, friends and family.

Tue
20
Jun

Alfred Radke

July 29, 1933 - June 18, 2017

Alfred Radke, 83, Michigan City, Indiana, formerly of Oconto Falls, passed away Sunday, June 18, 2017, at 4:15 a.m. in Hospice Franciscan Communities, Michigan City, Indiana.

A memorial service will be held at noon Friday, June 23, 2017, at St. Paul Lutheran Church, 818 Franklin St., Michigan City, Indiana, with the Rev. Mark Reshan officiating. Private family burial will take place at a later date in Greenwood Cemetery with full military honors. Gathering of family and friends will be from 11 a.m. till the service Friday at St. Paul Lutheran Church.

Arrangements are being handled by the Ott/Haverstock Funeral Chapel, 418 Washington St., Michigan City, Indiana.

Wed
14
Jun

Charlene V. Heimke

Charlene Vivian Heimke, 73, town of Stiles, passed away peacefully on Thursday, June 8, 2017, at a local nursing home. She was born on Oct 12, 1943, in Milwaukee to Stanley J. and Pauline (Seifert) Fischer.

Charlene graduated from Custer High School in Milwaukee, Class of 1961. She later earned a degree in accounting. On Jan 5, 1963, Charlene was united in marriage to Willard E. Heimke in Abrams. The couple recently celebrated 54 years together.

Charlene farmed in Lena with Willard for more than 35 years. She also was employed as an accountant for H.C. Prange Co. and worked in admissions at the Oconto Falls hospital.

Wed
31
May

Kenneth W. Brehmer

Kenneth W. Brehmer, 86, Abrams, passed away on Saturday, May 27, 2017, surrounded by his family, at Oscar Johnson VA Medical Center, after a short battle with cancer.

Ken was born on April 9, 1931, in Abrams to the late Carl and Mildred (Vanden Bush) Brehmer. He married Ruth Kucik on July 24, 1954. She preceded him in death on Sept. 6, 2015.

Ken served his country in the U.S. Army during the Korean War and received a Purple Heart in 1950. He worked at Paper Converting Machine Corp. for 24 years and Milwaukee Electric Tool for 12 years, retiring in 1993.

Ken enjoyed the outdoors, especially hunting, fishing, making maple syrup, and woodworking and making things for his grandchildren. He was a member of Riverview Alliance Church, Oconto Falls, Stiles American Legion, V.F.W. and DAV.

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