Obituaries

Tue
28
Aug

Ruby C. Jonas

Ruby C. Jonas, 78, of Fort Atkinson, passed away on Friday, Aug. 24, 2018, at Rainbow Hospice Inpatient Center in Johnson Creek.
A memorial service will be held on Saturday, Sept. 8, 2018, at 11:30 a.m. at Hafemeister Funeral Home in Watertown with Pastor Steve Steele of Rainbow Hospice officiating. Relatives and friends may gather at the funeral home from 10:30 a.m. until the time of service. Hafemeister Funeral Home and Cremation Service of Watertown is serving the family. Online condolences may be made at www.hafemeisterfh.com.
Ruby Charlotte Jonas was born Oct. 19, 1939, to Charles and Dorothy (née Gleason) Heise in Green Valley. She attended school in Bonduel. On Oct. 19, 1991, she married David Jonas in Waukesha. Ruby loved dogs and especially her schnauzer, Chewy.

Tue
28
Aug

Steve Hines

Steve Hines, 66, Oconto Falls, died Saturday evening, Aug. 25, 2018, at St. Vincent Hospital in Green Bay. He was born July 4, 1952, in Garden City, Michigan, to Hilton and Carolyne (Willoughby) Hines. Steve grew up in Plymouth, Michigan, where he graduated high school.
On May 11, 1974, he married Pamela Jahnke in Wausaukee. Following their marriage, the couple lived in Wausaukee, where Steve worked for the telephone company. In 1999, the couple moved to Oconto Falls where Steve was employed for what was now Centurytel and retired after 28 years of service. Steve will be lovingly remembered for his generosity, helpfulness and hard work ethic.

Wed
22
Aug

Charles F. Schultz III

Charles F. Schultz III, 57, of Lakewood, passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, Aug. 16, 2018. Charles was born on Jan. 31, 1961, to the late Charles Sr. and Virginia (Beronek) Schultz. He graduated from Wabeno High School. Charles was very active in his community. He often worked at the food pantry at St. John Lutheran Church in Townsend. Charles worked at Mountain Painting as Tinker’s right hand man. He also worked at the School House Bar, helping them clean and set up for events. Charles was an avid fisherman and greatly enjoyed shooting pool, playing darts, telling jokes, making people smile and having a good time. He was an all-around handy man and was willing to help anyone. Charles loved all animals and adored his dog, Maggie.

Tue
14
Aug

Wally Faltynski

Wally Faltynski, 74, Oconto Falls, died peacefully Sunday evening, Aug. 12, 2018, at UW Hospital with his family by his side. He was born Sept. 2, 1943, in Green Bay to Joseph “Zip” and Dorothy (Weber) Faltynski. Wally grew up in Green Bay, where he attended public schools, graduating from East High School with the class of 1961. Following graduation, he went to work for the city of Green Bay.

On July 9, 1966, he married Corale Bourguignon at St. Bernard’s Catholic Church. The couple lived in Green Bay for most of their married lives where Wally proudly served as a garbage man for 40 years, before retiring to Oconto Falls in 2006. He was a member of the Herman’s Club, known for making tasty booyah. Known for his great sense of humor, Wally was also known as Wall Dog, Seagull and Mr. Booyah.

Tue
14
Aug

Leocadia M. Metzner

Leocadia “Katie” M. Metzner, 92, of Oconto Falls, passed away on Saturday morning, Aug. 11, 2018, in a local nursing home. The daughter of the late Stanley and Bernice (Hlopek) Masaslanka was born May 24, 1926, in Bessemer, Michigan. She grew up in the UP. Katie graduated from A.D. Johnson High School, Class of 1944. Following graduation, she went to Elgin, Illinois, and worked at the watch factory for 10 years.

On June 18, 1955, she married Robert “Bob” Metzner in Bessemer. They lived in Oconto Falls all their married life. She was an active member of St. Anthony Catholic Parish, belonged to the Altar Rosary Society, the PCCW, worked for the school lunch program and served funeral lunches for many years. She was a member of the Oconto County Homemakers and the Red Hatters Society. She loved to cook and bake, and her creativity and resourcefulness brought joy to her life and others.

Wed
08
Aug

William L. Bristol Jr.

William L. Bristol Jr., 75, of Suring, passed away on Saturday, Aug. 4, 2018, at King Veterans Home in Waupaca. William was born on July 8, 1943, in Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania, to the late William Sr. and Grace (McClurg) Bristol.
Bill was a lifetime member of the Vietnam Vets Motorcycle Club and a member of Suring United Methodist Church of Suring. Bill loved to fish, camp and ride his motorcycle with his vet friends. He worked at various nuclear plants around the United States.
William is survived by his wife of 48 years, Mary Alice (Funkhouser); a son and daughter-in-law, Jeffrey and Stacy Bristol of Minnesota; two daughters, Sherrie Walker and Kimberley Cuppy, both of Wisconsin; sister, Donna Orlowski of Florida; sister-in-law, Debra James of Pennsylvania; his four-legged companion, Gunny; 11 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren. He is further survived by many other relatives and friends.

Wed
08
Aug

Gloria J. Behling

Gloria J. Behling (Bunn), 65, New Franken, formerly of Oconto Falls, died Sunday morning, Aug. 5, 2018, at Anna’s House in New Franken. She was born Dec. 16, 1952, in Oconto Falls to Leonard Laabs and Florence Peters-Taylor. Gloria attended Oconto Falls Public Schools and graduated high school with the class of 1971. Because her parents owned and operated the Falls Family Restaurant for many years, Gloria grew up in the restaurant and worked there for many years.
In 1971, she married Jerry Bunn, and they had three sons together. Over the years, Gloria was involved in Big Brothers/Big Sisters, Red Hatters, Boy Scouts and Friends of the Library. On Dec. 25, 1991, she married Eugene Behling at Grace Lutheran Church. Together the couple shared 18 years together, taking good care of each other and being able to laugh at the simplest events of everyday life.

Wed
08
Aug

Marvin R. Rusch

Marvin R. Rusch, 78, of Stiles, passed away peacefully at home on Sunday, July 29, 2018, after a courageous battle with a variety of ailments.
He was born on May 10, 1940, in Milwaukee to Walter and Olga (Patzer) Rusch. Marvin attended Immanuel Lutheran School and was confirmed in 1954. He attended Milwaukee Lutheran High and Custer High, graduating in 1958.
Marvin proudly served his country in the U.S. Army before starting his steamfitter’s apprenticeship in 1961. He later became a Journeyman and excelled at specialized welding.

Wed
01
Aug

Glen V. Jensen

Glen V. Jensen, 87, peacefully passed away in his sleep July 25, 2018, at his Machickanee cottage as his vigilant daughter Wendy heard his last breath. He now joins his parents, many siblings and ancestors in the everlasting beyond. His father, Arthur “Dane” O. Jensen, assisted his wife, Margaret L. (Ulrich) Jensen, at their home farm in his birth on March 10, 1931, at Town of Mayville, Dorchester, Wisconsin. He was one of 15 children.

Living siblings: Bruce Jensen, Vera Thorson, Audrey Cypher, Gene Jensen, Sandy Jensen and Dean Jensen.

Deceased siblings: Valgene, Lydia, Marvin, Beaulah Fischer, Charlene Hundrieser, Donna Goesl, Verna Meyer and Marilyn Meyer.

Wed
01
Aug

Viola E. Fedler

Viola Emily Fedler, Gillett, 103, passed away on Monday, July 23, 2018, just shy of her 104th birthday. Her family was at her side.

Viola was born in the Town of Maple Valley on July 29, 1914, a daughter of the late Leo and Olga (Fischer) Neuman. She attended area schools and married Raymond G. Fedler on Sept. 29, 1934. Together they raised two sons and farmed for more than 30 years in the Town of Gillett. She also worked for a time at Mirro Aluminum.

Viola was a longtime, faithful member of St. John’s Lutheran Church in Gillett. She loved gardening and canning and always took good care of those who needed help. Viola was also involved with the Valley Line Homemakers. She will be sadly missed.

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