Obituaries

Fri
26
Apr

Marie Magnin

Marie Magnin, 76, Oconto Falls, died suddenly Wednesday, April 24, 2019, at home of natural causes. The oldest child of Leo and Helen (Kapalin) Wendt was born Sept. 6, 1942, in Suring. Marie grew up in Suring and Kelly Lake, attending Oconto Falls Public Schools, graduating from high school with the class of 1960.

Thu
25
Apr

Richard L. Genal

On April 23, 2019, at 2:30 p.m. Richard Lee Genal, of Suring, left our lives to be with his heavenly Father and family.

He was always the healthiest sick man we knew. He has suffered from heart problems for years, but it never held him back from living a very full life.

Richard retired from being an engineer from Master Lock, Milwaukee, and Nu-Line Industries, Suring, and started enjoying life on the golf course. He was Suring’s most dedicated of Volunteers. Vets 4 Vets of North East Wisconsin was his passion, and he promoted many fundraisers including the procurement of a flag memorial. He was a huge supporter of the GOP and enjoyed his time spent with Governor Walker.

Thu
25
Apr

Mary Ann Giese

Mary Ann Giese, 87, of the Town of Waukechon, passed away suddenly on Tuesday evening, April 23, 2019, at ThedaCare Medical Center-Appleton, where she had been a patient for one day.

Mary Ann was born May 29, 1931, in Oconto Falls, a daughter of the late Walter and Mae (Duffeck) Gudwer. She attended school at the Sunny Slope School in Swedetown, then Oconto Falls High School, where she graduated in 1948. Following school, Mary Ann worked at the Northern Shoe Factory in Pulaski. On Dec. 9, 1950, she was united in marriage to Albert J. Giese at Grace Lutheran Church in Oconto Falls. Mary Ann had met Albert while he was working for her father at North Star Cheese Factory in Swedetown.

Wed
24
Apr

Jay A. Kostreva

Jay Allen Kostreva, 69, of Oconto Falls, passed away peacefully with his family by his side, at St. Vincent Hospital, on April 23, 2019.

Jay was born to the late Norman and Bernice (Braun) Kostreva, May 23, 1949, in Oconto Falls. He graduated from Suring High School in 1967 and married Judy Bergner in 1978. They were married, and lived in Oconto Falls for 40 years.

Jay and Judy have two children: Sara (Daniel) Yach, Luke (Katie Salentine) Kostreva. He also leaves one grandson, Lukas Yach, who will remember Jay as his “Sassy Gumpa.”

One of Jay’s first jobs was logging with his father and the family team of horses. It was through this job that Jay developed his lifelong love of working with wood. This turned into many building projects in his garage. If his garage door was up, you always knew you could stop by for a quick chat or a longer story or two (or three).

Wed
24
Apr

Barbara J. Hammond

Barbara Jean Hammond, 72, of Black Creek, passed away peacefully on Monday morning, April 22, 2019, at her home. She was born April 11, 1947, daughter of the late Arthur and Adell (Rhode) Adam.

On Oct. 24, 1982, she was united in marriage to Marvin W. Hammond in Gillett.

She was a member of Faith United Lutheran Church in Gillett.

Barbara worked for over 20 years at AAL (Thrivent) as an accounts payable clerk.

She enjoyed camping, fishing, going for car rides, golfing, playing Scrabble and sheepshead.

Barbara is survived by her husband, Marvin; brother, Duwaine (Jean) Adams; brothers-in-law, Merle (Millie) Hammond and Rev. David Kohls; aunt, Mae Adam; further survived by nieces, nephews, and cousins.

She was preceded in death by brothers-in-law, Ronald (Janet) Hammond and Leo Hammond; aunts and uncles.

Tue
23
Apr

Veronica Neuman

Veronica Neuman, 95, of Stevens Point, formerly of Shawano, passed away peacefully on Monday, Feb. 18, 2019, at Brookdale Senior Living. Veronica was born in Streator, Illinois, on Oct. 15, 1923, daughter of the late James and Elizabeth (Yunker) Telford. Upon the death of her parents, Veronica and her younger brother, Herbert, moved to Stiles Township to live with their Uncle Charles and Aunt Jennie on the Telford family farm. Veronica was a 1942 graduate of Lena High School and worked as a maid and waitress during her high school years. After high school Veronica attended teacher training at Marinette and later earned a B.S. from the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh. Veronica married Emil Neuman on Nov. 10, 1945, at Christ Church, in Hintz, Underhill Township. Emil preceded Veronica in death in 1991. After they were married, Emil and Veronica moved to the Shawano area where Veronica worked as a teacher.

Tue
23
Apr

Tina M. Sexton

Tina Marie “Weezy” Sexton, 58, of Gillett, passed away Friday, April 19, 2019, at Atrium Post Acute Care of Oconto Falls. Her family was at her side.

If there was ever an angel that walked among us, you were ours! Truly and forever will you remain our angel. Some days are made for births and some for deaths, but every day, we will remember your life.

Tina was born in Oconto Falls on March 7, 1961, a daughter of the late Gerald and Lennice Mae (Courchaine) Swearingen. She was a 1982 graduate of Gillett High School and went on to work at New View Industries. Tina dedicated her life to her family. She will be sadly missed.

Tina leaves her four brothers, Bradley Sexton, Chris Sexton, David Sexton and Donald Swearingen; four nieces, Angelea and Rachel Sexton, Hannah Schraml, and Maya Caroline Swearingen; two nephews, Kristopher Sexton and Brandon Whitcomb; 10 great-nieces and great-nephews as well as many other extended family members and friends.

Tue
23
Apr

Helen V. Young

Helen Victoria Young, 96, passed away on April 15, 2019, surrounded by her family. She was born on Dec. 29, 1922, to the late Pauline (Tourville) and John Poplawski. She left school at the young age of 8 to care for her four younger sisters. Helen was always a very loving and caring person. She married Gordon Young on Sept. 27, 1941, and he preceded her in death on June 24, 1987. She was 19 years old when she gave life to her first child. She cared for her five children until her last day.

She was very active in square dancing all through her years. They camped and belonged to Bay Sammers Motorhome Club. She was also a very talented artist. She painted, crocheted, and drew. She made every one of her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren a handmade Christmas stocking with their name on it. She could be seen around Howard riding her beloved red scooter. Helen was a member of St. John the Baptist Church.

Tue
23
Apr

Justin P. Dumas

Justin Paul Dumas, 22, Oconto Falls, died suddenly Saturday morning, April 13, 2019, at home of natural causes following complications from CP. He was born Oct. 18, 1996, in Oconto Falls to Paul Dumas and Lori Smet. Justin grew up in rural Oconto Falls where he attended public schools and graduated high school. While he faced many challenges in his short time on Earth, he loved life and always embraced it with a big and bright smile on his face; his laugh was contagious. As an avid Packers fan, he enjoyed teasing his Grandma Smet every time she would miss a good play that just happened. Justin turned flirting into an art form and the debate seems to be settled if he was Mom’s beast, Grandma Lois’s angel or Grandma Karen’s Sweetie Pie to Pumpkin. Hands down he was an angel on earth who made an imprint on everyone who ever met Justin. Our world is a little less bright without Justin.

Wed
10
Apr

Robert L. Schroth

Robert “Bob” L. Schroth, 71, Coleman, died suddenly Thursday afternoon, March 28, 2019, at Atrium Post Acute Care in Oconto Falls. The only child of Raymond Schroth Jr. and Dorothy (Trever) Thompson was born Sept. 27, 1947, in Marinette. Bob grew up on the family farm in the Town of Brazeau and attended Oconto Falls Public Schools, graduating from high school with the class of 1965. Following graduation, he entered the U.S. Army and served his country during the Vietnam War.

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