Obituaries

Wed
20
Dec

Michael J. Ek

Michael John Ek, 60, of Burnsville, Minnesota, passed away in his home Dec. 12, 2017. Mike spent his time growing up in between Shell Lake and Oconto, Wisconsin. Mike attended UW-Stout where he majored in Industrial Design, but later found his passion in designing trade show exhibits. His colleagues at Becker Communications, The Display Shop, FC Dadson and Showcraft all spoke very highly of him and his work. Mike was passionate about skiing and served on the “Sunday Service crew” for Granite Peak Ski area in Rib Mountain for 16 years.

He is survived by his daughter Alyssa, his mother Karen, his uncle Charles (Ruth) Peterson, his aunt Kathryn Bredemus, brothers Jeffrey (Kathy) Ek, Paul Ek (special friend Connie), Steve Ek, and Charles (Sandi) Ek as well as countless cousins and friends.

A small service for the family will be held this summer in Shell Lake. He will be greatly missed.

Thu
14
Dec

Arthur Grenke

Arthur “Artie” Grenke, age 81, of Oconto Falls, passed away Sunday, Dec. 10, 2017, in Green Bay, surrounded by his loving family. He was born March 14, 1936, in Laona, son of the late Fred “Fritz” and Erna (Ammerman) Grenke. He worked on the family farm in Oconto Falls for many years.

Artie married Patricia “Pat” Moen, Oct. 22, 1960, in Milwaukee, and together they shared 57 loving years of marriage and raised two daughters. He was employed by Oconto Electric Co-op, where he worked as a lineman for over 30 years. After retirement, Artie returned to his love of working on the farm, driving tractor and doing field work.

Thu
14
Dec

Thomas M. Zeitler

Thomas M. Zeitler, 62, Oconto Falls, went home to be with his Lord on Friday, Dec. 8, 2017. Thomas was born on April 3, 1955, to the late George J. and Isabel (Ankerson) Zeitler in Oconto Falls. In his free time, Thomas enjoyed collecting antique machinery and attending auctions. He was proud of his work at the Paul’s Pantry and Kingdom Come Food Pantry. Thomas would also deliver food to people in need in the Oconto Falls, Suring and Gillett area. He greatly enjoyed taking time out of his day to help people when they needed a ride to the doctor or any other appointments. Thomas was a very active member at Riverview Alliance Church in Oconto Falls.

Thu
14
Dec

Paula Lucas

Paula Lucas, 45, Stiles, passed away Dec. 5, 2017, after a battle with cancer. Born on May 20, 1972, she is the daughter of Janet Mier and the late Randy Lucas. Paula loved camping, fishing, and anything having to do with the outdoors. Family was everything to Paula, especially her grandchildren.

She is survived by her mother, Janet Mier and partner, Ken Keith Sr.; four children, Brett Lucas and partner Nicole Neta, Adam (Jaimie) Lucas, and Randy (Kelly) Lucas, Isaac Peters; 11 grandchildren, Willow, Damian, Abel, Caden, Kaelee, Austin, Amber, Ashley, Sammi, Randy, and Nevaeh; brother, Howard Lucas and partner Cynthia Sutrick; grandma, Mavis Mier, two nieces, Taylor and Brianna, and a great-nephew, Jaxson.

Preceded in death by her father, Randy; Grandma and Grandpa Lucas; Grandpa Mier; and a grandson, Baby James Lucas.

Thu
14
Dec

John Gallagher

John “Jack” Gallagher, 79, Oconto Falls, died Monday evening, Dec. 4, 2017, at The Cottages at Meadowlands, surrounded by his family. The only child of Raymond and Grace (Jensen) Gallagher was born Nov. 3, 1938, in Oconto Falls. Jack grew up in Oconto Falls where he attended school, graduating from high school with the class of 1956. On July 2, 1960, he married Sharon Wood, and the couple lived in Oconto Falls for all of their married lives. Jack was once employed as a security guard in Green Bay and was also self-employed.

Survivors are one daughter, Tammy M. (Allen) Gallagher-Bailey; one grandson, Michael J. Nompleggi, one granddaughter, Alicia M. Nompleggi; great-grandson, Zander M. Bigger; one son, Timothy J. R. (Sandi) Gallagher; granddaughters Kelsea Roskopf and Katie Gallagher; grandson Kris Gallagher; great-grandson, Connor Brown.

He was preceded in death by his parents and wife Sharon, on July 16, 2017.

Wed
06
Dec

Donald F. Loberger

Donald F. Loberger, 93, Oconto Falls, died Tuesday morning, Dec. 5, 2017, at Atrium Post Acute Care of Oconto Falls. He was born Sept. 13, 1924, in the Town of Oconto Falls to Frank and Florence (Eastman) Loberger. Donald was mostly raised in the Oconto Falls area where he attended Catholic grade school before graduating from Oconto Falls High School with the class of 1942, the same time he received his notice of induction into the military. He went on to serve in the U.S. Army during World War II.

On May 12, 1945, he married Lorraine Poquette at St. Anthony Catholic Church in Oconto Falls. The couple lived in the Oconto Falls area all of their married lives where Donald once worked for the Scott Paper Co. before taking over and running the family farm for 50 years. He was a member of St. Anthony Catholic Church, where he sang in the church choir for 20 years and was an active member in the Oconto Falls American Legion Post 302.

Wed
06
Dec

Ronald N. Bergner

Ronald N. Bergner, 77, of Gillett, died on Saturday, Dec. 2, 2017. Born on Sept. 20, 1940, in Hayes, he is the son of the late Norman and Evelyn (Reinke) Bergner. On June 29, 1968, in the Town of Green Valley, Ron was united in marriage to Jane Falk, who preceded him in death in November 2008. Ron owned and operated a dairy farm in the Town of Green Valley until his retirement. He enjoyed going out to eat, attending county fairs, playing dartball, watching polka and game shows on television, and spending time with his family. He was a member of Faith United Lutheran Church in Gillett.

Ron is survived by his children, Betty (Elmore) Baumgarten, of Seymour, Howard (Amy) Bergner, of Shawano, and Norman Bergner, of Gillett; four grandchildren, Bobby (fiancée Kassy), Brice, Selena and Dylan; a great-grandson, Parker; his brother, Chuck (Sharon) Bergner, of Pulcifer; his sister-in-law, Barb Bergner, of Appleton; as well as numerous other relatives and friends.

Wed
06
Dec

Harold D. Jenquine

Harold David Jenquine, 97, of Lena, passed away peacefully on Nov. 12, 2017. He was born to the late George and Odeal (Ausloos) Jenquine on Aug. 10, 1920, in the town of Lena, where he lived his whole life. He went into service during World War II with the U.S. Army in October 1942 and served in the Medical Corps in the European Theater of Operations, receiving five battle stars. He served in Normandy, Northern Europe, Rhineland, Ardennes and Central Europe. He belonged to the American Legion in Lena. After leaving the Army, Harold and his brother, Earl, took over the family farm for six years. Then he began farming alone. He married Esther Vandenbush on June 7, 1947, at St. Joseph Church in Green Bay. They continued to farm for most of their married life.

Wed
06
Dec

Thomas E. Morrissey

Thomas Edward Morrissey was born on May 15, 1946, and passed peacefully at home in the loving arms of his wife of 49 years, Joanne (Wellnitz) Morrissey, on Nov. 28, 2017. Tom and Joanne were happily married on June 8, 1968.

He is survived by his children, Sean (Nikki), Sarah (Dereck), and Kevin (Michelle); his loving grandchildren, Alexander, Cobie, Grace, Gabrielle and Mia; as well as his older sister, Lucy and many other nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

Tom was preceded in death by his parents, Ray and Viola; brother, Pat; and sisters, Barbara and Dolores.

Wed
06
Dec

John A. Wilson

John A. Wilson, Gillett, went to be with the Lord on Friday, Dec. 1, 2017, at the age of 89. He was born to Harold and Irene (Van Ess) Wilson on Aug. 28, 1928, in the Town of Angelica. At the age of 4 years old, he moved with his family to the Long Lake area before settling in Gillett in 1944. As a young man, John served in the U.S. Army and was stationed in Korea during the Korean War from 1950-1952.

On Dec. 10, 1955, he married Ellen Anderson and the couple farmed in the Town of Maple Valley for many years. John also worked at the Suring Coop for 15 years before moving into the City of Gillett. He was a member of Riverview Alliance Church in Oconto Falls.

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