Obituaries

Wed
30
Aug

Milton F. Christensen

Milton F. Christensen, 97, of Suring, went home to heaven to be with his Lord Jesus on Sunday, Aug. 27, 2017, at Woodland Village Nursing Center in Suring.

Milton was born on June 3, 1920, to the late Louis and Helga Christensen in Hickory Corners. He married Irene Kain, the love of his life, on June 25, 1942, at the Oconto Falls Methodist Church. The couple lived and farmed near Hickory for many years. They retired from the farm when their son, Dan, took over in 1976. Milton was then the official “garbologist” at the Maple Valley recycling center for many years.

Milton and Irene were members of Maple Valley Community Church. Milton served as an elder emeritus in the church until the time of his death.

Wed
30
Aug

Donna Jacobson

Donna Marie (Birr) Jacobson, 78, died on Monday afternoon, Aug. 21, 2017. She was born on Dec. 7, 1938, in Oconto Falls to the late Edward and Martha (Reimer) Birr.

Donna grew up in Morgan and Oconto Falls and graduated from Oconto Falls High School in 1957.

Donna and Eugene “Gene” Jacobson were married on April 23, 1960, in Morgan. They lived in the Kansas City, Missouri, area for the past 46 years and wintered in southern Texas for the past 19 years.

Donna loved her family, and they were her priority in life. She really enjoyed spending time with her family, especially at their lake property in the Ozarks.

Donna enjoyed helping people. She delivered meals for the Northland Meals on Wheels from 1986 to 2014. She also made quilts, blankets and other items to donate to Baby Grace (an outreach for teen mothers) and Rachel’s House (a pregnancy resource center).

Wed
23
Aug

Helen D. Gohr

Helen D. Gohr, 79, of Krakow, died Thursday, Aug. 17, 2017, at Atrium Post Acute Care of Oconto Falls. She was born on April 25, 1938, to George and Olga (Joachim) Gohr.

Helen was baptized as a child of God on May 22, 1938, and confirmed on June 8, 1952. As a lifelong member of St. John’s Lutheran Church in Morgan, Helen took great pride in playing the church organ for over 50 years until her health declined.

She lived her whole life on the family farm where she fed the calves, raised feeder pigs, tending her apple orchard, and sold apples and “farm fresh” eggs to the whole community. In recent years she enjoyed spending time with her very special friend Otto Delzer until his death on April 12, 2017.

Survivors are her sister-in-law, Pat Gohr; nieces and nephews and their families, Brian (Minda) and Hallyanna, Russell (Kathy) and Barret and Mady, Nancy (Jack Sheffen), Eric (Carissa) and Hunter and Alayna, Scott (Catrina) and Tyler and Camden.

Wed
23
Aug

Donald A. Beyer

Donald A. Beyer, 80, of Green Bay, died suddenly Sunday evening, Aug. 6, 2017, at St. Vincent Hospital in Green Bay, a place he worked at for years and where co-workers were like his second family. He was born on April 14, 1937, in Sheboygan to Julius and Freida (Ratz) Beyer Sr.

As a little boy, Donald moved with his family to Oconto Falls, where he attended public schools and, while in high school, was the first male cheerleader. Following high school graduation he attended Marinette County Teachers College, University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh and received his degree from Cardinal Stritch University.

Wed
23
Aug

Maynard W. Rice

Maynard Wells Rice, 91, lifelong resident of Oconto Falls, passed away on Friday, Aug. 18, 2017, peacefully with his family by his side.

Maynard was born on June 28, 1926, to Arthur and Florence (Gilbertson) Rice. Maynard attended Oconto Falls High School when he was called to duty into the United States Army in 1945. He was very proud to be known as the “Captain of the Port” assigned to the Panama Canal during World War II.

On June 24, 1950, he was joined in marriage to Carol Jean Bigelow and had three children, Pam (Larry) Lemorande, Kelly Lake, Linda (Larry) Pelishek, Abrams, and Cindy (Dan) Brokiewicz, Bonduel. He is also survived by his grandchildren, Andy Lemorande, Brent (Kayla) Lemorande, Sara (Tim) Via, Josh Brokiewicz and Nate Sutrick; great-grandchildren, Gavin Sutrick, Griffin Sutrick, Colt Lemorande and Macien Via; and sister, Faye (Chet) Anderson.

Wed
23
Aug

Gustav A. Lockstein Jr.

Gustav A. Lockstein Jr., 70, of Pembine, was welcomed into the arms of the Lord on Friday, Aug. 18, 2017, at the Milwaukee VA hospital surrounded by his loving family.

Gus was born in Oconto Falls on Jan. 9, 1947, a son of the late Gustav Lockstein Sr. and Joyce Framness. He attended area schools and enlisted in the U.S. Navy in 1965. Following his honorable discharge in 1972, Gus was married to Sandra (François) on Sept. 14, 1974. Together they had three children and also hosted two foreign-exchange students.

Gus worked for Patz Company and later for United Healthcare. He was an avid computer programmer and had also received a bachelor’s degree in computer sciences.

Wed
16
Aug

Dennis C. Christensen

Dennis C. Christensen, 74, of Suring, formerly of Gillett, passed away at Woodland Village Nursing Home in Suring on Saturday, Aug. 12, 2017.

Dennis was born on Sept. 16, 1942, in the town of Maple Valley to the late Clarence and Savalia (Moede) Christensen.

Dennis was a graduate of Suring High School with the Class of 1960. He was employed at various plywood plants for many years until his retirement. His pastime was hunting and taking long walks. Dennis was good at telling old stories of years past.

Dennis is survived by his two sisters, Marlene (Dick) Olson, of Suring, and Nancy (Lenny) Berge, of Neenah; two sister-in-laws, Ruth Christensen, of Gillett, and Leone Christensen, of Gillett; brother-in-law, John Dinse, of King. He is further survived by many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Ralph Christensen and Richard Christensen; a sister, Patsy Dinse; a nephew, Michael Olson.

Wed
16
Aug

Donnie E. Buhrandt

Donnie Ernst Buhrandt, 78, of Mountain, passed away after a long illness at home on Tuesday, Aug. 8, 2017.

Donnie was born on April 5, 1939, in Oconto Falls to the late Ernst and Lydia (Pfieffer) Buhrandt.

Donnie attended St. John Lutheran School before graduating from Suring High School in 1957. On April 29, 1961, Donnie married Judith Zwirschitz at Tabor Lutheran Church in Mountain. The couple lived in the Breed and Mountain areas for 56 years of their marriage.

Donnie worked at Manthei’s Cheese Factory, Sweeney Bros Construction and Suring Public Schools, where he was janitor at the Mountain Grade School for 17 years. He was also a real estate broker for Rupiper Realty for 35 years.

Wed
16
Aug

Anne Gemignani

Anne Gemignani, 56, of Oconto Falls, passed away on Aug. 13, 2017, after a battle with cancer. Born on March 15, 1961, she was the daughter of the late Glen Garrett and Winifred Copeland.

Anne was a dedicated math teacher at Suring High School. She found happiness working with the students and staff and getting to know them well. Anne was a proud PETA supporter and animal lover.

She is survived by her two children, Gino (Rachel) Gemignani and Danielle Gemignani, and one grandchild, Allayna Gemignani.

She was preceded by her parents.

Visitation will be held at St. Agnes Catholic Church, 1484 Ninth St., Green Bay, from 9-11 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 17, with Mass to follow at 11 a.m.

Simply Cremation assisted the family.

Please visit www.simplycremationgb.com to share a condolence.

Wed
16
Aug

Christopher M. Arveson

Christopher “Buddy” M. Arveson, 25, of Gillett, passed away on Sunday, Aug. 13, 2017, with family by his side.

Christopher was born on July 19, 1992, to Mike and Robin (Davie) Arveson. He graduated from Pulaski High School with the Class of 2011. Christopher enjoyed hunting, fishing and cooking. He especially enjoyed spending time with his family and friends.

Christopher was the bravest person we’ve ever known. His strength and determination have been truly inspiring to all who met him. Although born with a broken heart, he had a good, kind heart and was loving and caring to everyone he met. Christopher will be missed terribly, but he no longer has to struggle.

Christopher is survived by his parents, Mike and Robin; two sisters, Melissa (Adam) Thomas and Katie Arveson (special friend, Ashton Wagner); grandfather, Dale Hischke; and grandmother, Sharon Davie. He is further survived by many aunts, uncles, cousins, other relatives and friends.

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