Obituaries

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Feb

Lorraine Lipinski

Lorraine Lipinski, 91, of Shawano, passed away on Jan. 24, 2017.

Visitation was held at St. James Lutheran Church in Shawano on Saturday, Jan. 28, 2017, from 10 a.m. until the funeral service at 11 a.m. with Pastor Ted Andrada officiating.

Gruetzmacher Funeral Home in Suring is assisting the family with arrangements.

Online condolences may be expressed at www.gruetzmacherfuneralhome.com.

Wed
25
Jan

Chester E. Schuettpelz

Chester Emil Schuettpelz, 89, of Suring, went to be with his Savior on Sunday, Jan. 22, 2017, with his family by his side. He was born on March 28, 1927, to the late Paul and Anna (Rakow) Schuettpelz, of Hayes.

Chester was baptized at St. John Lutheran Church, Hayes. He attended Grignon Grade School, Hayes, and St. John Lutheran School. Chester was confirmed in faith at St. John Lutheran Church, Hayes. He married Luella Mae Quandt on June 7, 1947, at Emmanuel Lutheran Church in Breed.

Chester and Luella farmed and logged in Hayes for many years. They then purchased a business in Suring, Suring Machine Shop, from Herb and Adele Schuettpelz in 1967. Chet’s service was a mainstay in Suring until he retired in 1997.

Wed
25
Jan

Dolores Anderson

“Babe” Dolores Anderson, 86, Gillett, died on Saturday morning, Jan. 21, 2017, at Bellin Hospital following a short illness. She was born on June 26, 1930, in Manitowoc to Reinhard and Vlasta “Lesty” (Fictum) Boeder.

Babe grew up in Manitowoc where she attended public schools, graduating from Lincoln High School with the Class of 1948. Following graduation, she moved to rural Oconto County to work with her mother who was operating the Kelly Lake Casino, a roller skating rink that is now Romy’s Holiday Inn and where Babe would meet her husband.

On April 19, 1952, she married Anton “Tony” Anderson in Michigan. The couple lived in rural Gillett, where they farmed, for all of their married life. Babe also worked at the Valley Line Egg Farm and Mirro Aluminum in Gillett before retiring from Northport Inc.

Wed
25
Jan

Peter Kriescher Jr.

Peter Kriescher Jr., 67, of Oconto Falls, originally of Lena, died peacefully Friday morning, Jan. 20, 2017, at home, following health struggles with diabetes, heart disease and Alzheimer’s. He was born on Nov. 15, 1949, to Peter and Dorothy (Hoes) Kriescher in Lena, where he attended public schools. As a young man he served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War.

On July 13, 1974, he married Debbie Cox in Lena. Following their marriage, the couple farmed on the Kriescher family farm for many years while raising four daughters. Peter also drove school bus and worked as an Oconto County deputy, but the job he was especially proud of was his work as a caregiver and manager for people with disabilities. He was a member of St. Anthony Catholic Church in Oconto Falls. Over the years, Peter enjoyed hunting and fishing.

Wed
25
Jan

Dorothy M.W. Runge

Dorothy M. W. Runge was born on Feb. 1, 1913, in Hintz to Edward and Mary (Tolzmann) Holl. She was baptized at Christ Lutheran Church on March 23, 1913, and was confirmed there on Oct. 31, 1926. She graduated from Shawano High School in 1931 as valedictorian of her class. On Jan. 2, 1932, she married Clarence Runge, with the Rev. H. F. Braun officiating, at the parsonage of Immanuel Lutheran Church, White Clay Lake.

Dorothy worked for the Gillett Public School system as a cook for 30 years and Mueller’s Supermarket until it closed.

She is survived by her children, Darlene Bergmann, of Green Bay, Tom (Pam) Runge, of Loves Park, Illinois, Mary (Bill) Blumreich, of Gillett, along with many grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.

Dorothy was preceded in death by her mother, Mary; father, Edward Holl; husband, Clarence Runge; daughter, Betty Runge; and two sons, Edward (Mike) Runge and Curtis Runge.

Wed
25
Jan

Marion C. Henne

Marion Catherine (Donlevy) Henne, 84, of Oconto Falls, died as she lived, surrounded by her family and friends in the comfort of her home, Sunday afternoon, Jan. 15, 2017.

She was one of nine children, born on Feb. 28, 1932, in the family home at Stiles to Albert and Hazel Donlevy. Marion grew up in the Oconto area, where the family resided. She married Ralph “Jr.” Oscar Henne on April 29, 1950, at St. Anthony Catholic Church, Oconto Falls. They raised seven children and resided most of their life on Maple Avenue in Oconto Falls, which has been a happy gathering place for five generations. Her home was always filled with family, friends and children. She loved to feed everyone and made sure to have their favorite food or treats.

Wed
18
Jan

Dan Schneider

Dan Schneider, 65, of Breed, passed away on Sunday, Jan. 15, 2017. He was born on July 28, 1951, to the late Vernon and Darleen (Baeten) Schneider in Menomonee Falls.

He married Linda Cleary on Sept. 30, 1972, in Menomonee Falls. Dan graduated from Menomonee Falls High School and went on to attend the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point. For 40 years, he worked at Patz Sales Inc. in Pound. Throughout his life, Dan was involved in three bands, including The Schneider Brothers, Rocky Top and Jus Havn Phun with Don Mosier.

Dan is survived by his wife, Linda; son, Robert Schneider; granddaughter, Cheyenne; brothers, Brian Schneider and Jeff Schneider; sister, Chris Schneider. He is further survived by many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Wed
18
Jan

Bruce F. Schuettpelz

Bruce F. Schuettpelz, 76, of Oconto, passed away on Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2017, at Bellin Hospital, Green Bay.

Bruce was born on May 10, 1940, in Oconto Falls to the late Lester and Clara (Runge) Schuettpelz. He married Sharon Wolford on April 19, 1975.

Bruce served his country in the U.S. Navy on the aircraft carrier USS Intrepid. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and reading. Bruce was a member of Zion Lutheran Church, Oconto.

Bruce is survived by his wife, Sharon Schuettpelz, Oconto; daughter, Melissa (Henry) Craft, Menomonie; two sons, Matthew Schuettpelz, Oconto, and Jessie Longsine, Sheboygan; three sisters, Diane (Daryl) Knox, Texas, Kathy Hirvela, Green Bay, and Sherry (Duane) Weise, Waupaca; brother, Frank Schuettpelz, Gillett; brothers-in-law, Steve (Gisela) Wolford, Colorado, and Gerald Marshall, Lena; four grandchildren, Gideon, Phoebe, Cecilia and Lauren; and many nieces and nephews.

Wed
18
Jan

Lillian M. Miller

Lillian M. Miller, 86, Gillett, passed away Saturday, Jan. 14, 2017, at Woodlands of Suring. She was surrounded by family.

Lillian was born in Gillett on April 19, 1930, a daughter of the late Robert and Hattie (Mueller) Zahn. She attended local schools and was a lifelong Gillett resident. Lillian was married to Roy Miller on June 10, 1950, and together they raised three children. She worked as a bookkeeper and was employed by Parkside Dairy from 1951 to 1979 and by Seneca Foods from 1972 until the time of her retirement in 1997. In her free time, Lillian enjoyed crocheting and working on jigsaw puzzles. She will be sadly missed.

Wed
11
Jan

George W. Jewell

George Wesley Jewell, 95, Oceanside, California, and formerly of Gillett, passed away Friday, Jan. 6, 2017.

He was born March 9, 1921, in Gillett to Robert W. and Bernice (Scutt) Jewell, one of 10 children. George was baptized in Gillett Methodist Church and went to Quarterline Grade School, a one room school house. He graduated from Gillett High School, Class of 1939, and later enlisted in the U.S. Army in April of 1941. George served with the 32nd Division Red Arrow in New Guinea and was awarded the Bronze Star for his service.

He went to Marquette University on the G.I. Bill and graduated as a civil engineer. George moved to California and worked for Haliberton/Dick Chaney where he met and married Betty Bryant.

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