Obituaries

Wed
01
Aug

Ronald R. Anderson

Ronald R. Anderson, 74, Pittsville, passed away on Wednesday, July 25, 2018, at Hilltop on Pepper, Wisconsin Rapids.

A memorial service was held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, July 31, 2018, at United Church of Christ, Pittsville, where the family received relatives and friends from 9 a.m. on Tuesday until service time. Rev. Wanda Veldman officiated. Buchanan/Rembs Funeral Home, Pittsville, is assisting with arrangements.

Ronald was born on Nov. 25, 1943, in Madison, the son of Arvid and Helen (Horn) Anderson. After Arvid’s death, Oliver Bogsted became Ron’s stepfather. He was a 1961 graduate of Suring High School. He also was a graduate of Marquette University, Milwaukee, where he obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree in Speech/Broadcast Journalism.

Ron enjoyed a 45-year career in multimedia including radio, television and information technology. He was skilled in writing, public speaking, teaching, videography, photography and editing.

Fri
27
Jul

Ronald R. Anderson

Ronald R. Anderson, 74, Pittsville, passed away on Wednesday, July 25, 2018, at Hilltop on Pepper, Wisconsin Rapids.
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, July 31, 2018 at United Church of Christ, Pittsville, where the family will receive relatives and friends from 9 a.m. on Tuesday until service time. Rev. Wanda Veldman will officiate. Buchanan/Rembs Funeral Home, Pittsville, is assisting with arrangements.
Ronald was born on Nov. 25, 1943, in Madison, the son of Arvid and Helen (Horn) Anderson. After Arvid’s death, Oliver Bogsted became Ron’s stepfather. He was a 1961 graduate of Suring High School. He also was a graduate of Marquette University, Milwaukee, where he obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree in Speech/Broadcast Journalism.
Ron enjoyed a 45-year career in multimedia including radio, television, and information technology. He was skilled in writing, public speaking, teaching, videography, photography, and editing.

Wed
25
Jul

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.

Wed
25
Jul

Alfred F. Runge Jr.

Alfred F. Runge Jr., 84, of Gillett, passed away at his son’s home on Sunday, July 22, 2018, with family by his side. Alfred was born on Feb. 8, 1934, to the late Alfred Sr. and Alma (Patzer) Runge. He attended school until the eighth grade, when he left school to help around the family farm. At the age of 14, he got a driver’s license and drove milk truck. Alfred served his country in the U.S. Army. On Dec. 28, 1964, Alfred married Alice Kmecheck. Alfred worked as a General Motors mechanic at several local dealerships and eventually became an avid beekeeper for 17 years. Alfred greatly enjoyed hunting, fishing, and spending time with his grandchildren. He was very proud of his Advanced Class Radio License that he received in May 1981, which allowed him to communicate with people from all over the world. Alfred was a member of Christ Lutheran Church in Hintz for many years.

Wed
25
Jul

Brian J. Arneson

Brian J. Arneson, 60, Oconto Falls, died peacefully on Saturday, July 21, 2018. He was born Aug. 21, 1957, to John and Elaine (Deering) Arneson. Brian lived and grew up in the Gillett area and in his younger years, he was a farmer and truck driver. He enjoyed hunting, trucking, and riding his motorcycle and later in life, worked on the family farm, cut wood and enjoyed spending time with family and friends.

Survivors are his mother, Elaine (Deering) Arneson, Oconto Falls; one daughter, Terri (Matt) Golie, Shawano; two grandchildren, Josiah and Quinn Golie; one brother, Brad (Lynn) Arneson, Oconto Falls; one niece, Brooke Arneson, Cecil; two nephews, Seth (Shawna) Arneson, Cecil, and Jack Arneson, Oconto Falls; one great-niece, Scarlett Arneson.

He was preceded in death by his father, John Arneson.

Wed
25
Jul

James H. Robenhorst

James Herbert Robenhorst, 66, of Suring, passed away peacefully and surrounded by his family on Wednesday, July 18, 2018. James was born June 21, 1952, to Jean (Kebschull) and the late Herbert Robenhorst. He grew up in the Suring area and attended Suring High School. Jim worked for US Cable, Steve Brickner and the Town of Breed, where he stayed for over 15 years doing various jobs until he was unable to for health reasons. His dedication and pride of work did not stop there. Jim also enjoyed riding horses and watching the joy that it brought his two girls. He then went on to open the North Branch Riding Stables. Jim was an active outdoorsman, whether it be hunting, ice fishing, riding four wheeler, attending fisheries or just cutting grass. He always surrounded himself with lots of family and friends and really enjoyed being involved in and serving his community.

Wed
25
Jul

Brent T. Aderholdt

Brent T. Aderholdt, 31, of Gillett, passed away on Friday, July 20, 2018. Brent was born on July 12, 1987, to Tammie Szalewski and Steve Aderholdt. He graduated from Pulaski High School with the Class of 2006. Brent worked numerous other jobs before working at Northeast Asphalt for the past five years. He was a proud member of the Operating Engineers Local 139 Union. On Jan. 23, 2016, Brent married Jessica Van Gheem in Krakow. A little over a year later, Brent and Jessica renewed their vows on June 10, 2017. Brent enjoyed his work, ice fishing, hunting, spending time outdoors, and spending time with his family and friends. He was very proud of his 1949 John Deere B Tractor. Brent’s children were the pride of his life and he loved every moment he had with his children.

Wed
18
Jul

Marian C. Leisner

Marian Charlotte Leisner, 89, of Pound, passed away peacefully on July 13, 2018, with her loving family by her side. She was born to the late Albert and Mary (Grosse) Kalbes on Oct. 30, 1928, in the Town of Brazeau. Marian married Walter Leisner on Sept. 18, 1947, at Section Eight Baptist Church. The couple farmed in the Town of Bagley for most of their lives. They enjoyed traveling with family and friends. Walter preceded her in death Jan. 5, 2000.

Marian served as treasurer of the town of Bagley for 30 years. In 2002, Oconto County recognized her for the Rural Urban Award, and in 2008, she received the Kay Stewart Award from the Oconto County Historical Society. She has written a book about her and Walter’s life.

Wed
18
Jul

Rita M. Kuehl

Rita M. (Sidor) Kuehl, age 79, Cecil, passed away on Friday, July 13, 2018, following a courageous battle with cancer. Her husband was at her side.

Rita was born in Chicago, Illinois, on Oct. 30, 1938, a daughter of the late Peter and Helen (Domek) Sidor. In earlier years, Rita worked as a telephone operator before becoming a wife and mother. She was married to James “Jim” Kuehl in 1985, and they recently celebrated their 33rd wedding anniversary. Rita worked at the Menominee Casino and also worked in the pro shop at Golden Sands Country Club for many years.

Rita enjoyed traveling and playing cards, fishing and the occasional trip to the casino. She was a devoted Catholic and attended Mass regularly. Rita was also an avid Green Bay Packers fan. She will be sadly missed.

Wed
18
Jul

Rena F. Hoffman

Rena F. Hoffman, 85, of Suring, passed away on Saturday, July 14, 2018. Rena was born on Jan. 12, 1933, to the late Harold and Martha (McMahon) Sleeter in Iron Mountain, Michigan. On Oct. 20, 1951, Rena married Elger Hoffman, and the couple lived on the farm in the Town of Bagley. She drove school bus for Lamers Bus Lines. She enjoyed farming, bowling, camping, traveling with her family, fishing, watching and attending sports, and she especially enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren.

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