Obituaries

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Harold M. Aprill

Harold M. Aprill, 78, Oconto Falls, died on Tuesday afternoon, May 23, 2017, at the Woodlands of Gillett. He was born on Aug. 1, 1938 in the town of Morgan to Raymond and Linda (Gaertig) Aprill.

Harold grew up on the family farm in Morgan and attended Oconto Falls Public Schools, graduating from high school with the Class of 1956.

On Nov. 7, 1959, he married Janice Wolf at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Morgan. Harold lived all of his life in the Oconto Falls area. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, and elk hunting trips to Montana.

Known as a hard worker, Harold was always gainfully employed and most recently enjoyed working for St. Louis Trucking in Lena. He was a member of Grace Lutheran Church in Oconto Falls.

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May

Linda Stimac

Linda Stimac, 61, Oconto Falls, died on Saturday morning, May 27, 2017, at home with her family present following a one-year illness with breast cancer. She was born on Nov. 17, 1955, in Milwaukee to Robert and Janice (Wichman) Fojut.

Linda grew up in Franklin. On March 22, 1975, she married Michael Stimac in Milwaukee. Because of Mike’s military career in the U.S. Navy, the couple lived Charleston, South Carolina, following their marriage before moving back to Wisconsin in 1977. In 1999, the family moved to Athelstane before relocating to Oconto Falls in 2010. Linda was employed at Atrium Post Acute Care.

Over the years, Linda and Mike enjoyed bowling together in couples leagues.

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May

Paul M. Ryszka

Paul M. Ryszka, 38, of Wisconsin Rapids, passed away at his home surrounded by his loving family on Thursday, May 25, 2017, following a courageous battle with cancer.

Family and friends are invited to attend Paul’s Life Celebration from 1-4 p.m. Saturday, June 3, 2017, at Herman-Taylor Funeral Home, 2201 Chestnut St., Wisconsin Rapids. A prayer service will follow the Life Celebration at 4 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.

Paul was born on Oct. 14, 1978, in Green Bay to Dr. Donald and Bonita (Follett) Ryszka. He graduated from Oconto Falls High School and later from the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, where he earned his degree in computer science. Paul spent the last 10 years with the love of his life, Sara Janz, by his side. Paul and Sara were blessed with life’s greatest gift on April 15, 2015, with the arrival of their daughter, Lilyanna. On Jan. 14, 2017, Paul and Sara experienced their “fairy-tale” wedding.

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May

Sandra D. Wilke

Sandra D. (Husman) Wilke, 83, Township of Menominee, passed away Thursday evening at home surrounded by family.

Sandra was born in Gillett on Dec. 1, 1933. At a young age, the family relocated to Oshkosh, however Sandra kept strong ties to the Gillett area. She was married to Donald Redlin, and together they raised three children. He preceded her in death in 1982. Sandra was later married to Allan Wilke and together they made their life on Moshaquit Lake. She was a third-generation Berry Laker.

Sandra was actively involved with the American Legion Ladies Auxiliary, the Retarded Citizens of Oshkosh and also Special Olympics. She was a devoted wife and a beloved mother and grandmother. Sandra was a founder of “Ladies of the Lake” and the “Millionaires Club” and was also a longtime member of the Underhill Sportsman’s Club. She will be sadly missed.

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May

Crystal Marohl

Born April 17, 1999, to Connie (Cudnohosky) Schuettpelz and Ronald Marohl, Crystal Marohl had just celebrated her 18th birthday. She was two weeks away from her graduation from Gillett High School. She was very excited about her plans to attend college at River Falls where she planned to seek a degree in agricultural science, but on May 13, 2017, sadly we lost her along with her mother, Connie, in a terrible accident.

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May

Connie Schuettpelz

On April 24, 1963, Connie was born to Roy and Dorothy Cudnohosky. Growing up on the family farm in the Klondike area, she graduated from Coleman High School and later from Northeast Wisconsin Technical College in Green Bay.

She eventually met up with her life partner, Ronald Marohl, and they settled down in Gillett. Together they raised two beautiful daughters, Myriah, the younger, and Crystal, the older, who unfortunately lost her life on earth at the same moment as her mother, Connie, due to a terrible auto accident on May 13, 2017.

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May

Marian J. Diemer

Marian J. Diemer, 94, died on May 16, 2017, after a short illness in Green Bay. She was born on June 23, 1922, in Toledo, Ohio, the daughter of James and Bertha Humberstone.

Marian graduated from Waite High School with the Class of 1940 and held several office jobs in Toledo until the time of her marriage to the Rev. H.K. Diemer on May 25, 1946. During the course of his ministry they lived in Windfall and Crestline, Ohio, Fennimore and Oconto Falls, where he served Grace Lutheran Church and St. John’s Lutheran Church at Morgan for 25 years.

She is survived by her children and their spouses, Michael (Diane), St. Paul, Minnesota, Stephen (Janet), Marinette; Deborah (Jeff) Harwell, Denton, Texas, and Rebecca (Steven) Fink, Safety Harbor, Florida; 11 grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, one sister and one brother.

Private graveside services were held at Woodlawn Cemetery in Oconto Falls.

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May

William Knight

William Knight, 78, Oconto Falls, passed away May 18, 2017.

Simply Cremation Green Bay is caring for the family.

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May

Irene Kopke

Irene Kopke, 96, Pulaski, formerly of Abrams, went to sleep with the angels on Tuesday evening, May 16, 2017. She was born on Sept. 30, 1920, in Abrams to John and Emelia (Sutrick) Walske.

On Jan. 24, 1942, she married Raymond Kopke in Abrams. The couple lived in Abrams for all their married lives. They were members of St. Louis Catholic Church. Ray preceded her in death on April 15, 1994.

In 2001 Irene moved to Pulaski, where she lived out most of her days. She enjoyed reading, crocheting and baking. Irene’s family was most important, and she treasured watching all of her grandchildren grow and have families of their own. She will be fondly remembered for making people laugh and be happy.

Survivors are her two children, Charmaine (James) Jagodzinski, Tennessee, and Wayne (Carol) Kopke, Abrams; six grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; one great-great-granddaughter; one brother-in-law, Joe Kopke, Abrams; nieces and nephews.

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May

Lillian M. Tabbert

Lillian M. Tabbert, 95, Oconto Falls, formerly of Gillett and Milwaukee, died Sunday evening, May 14, 2017, at Atrium Post Acute Care of Oconto Falls. She was born Feb. 3, 1922, in Milwaukee to Joseph and Mary (Juetrich) Ajdisek. Lillian lived most of her life in Milwaukee where she worked as a registered nurse.

Survivors are one son, Myron “Skip” Tabbert, Gillett; two grandchildren, Brian Tabbert and Jody (Michael) Topping, both of Milwaukee; five great-grandchildren, Sean and Taylor Tabbert, and Austin, Blake and Parker Topping; and one brother, Ronald Pokler, Milwaukee.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Clyde, infant brother Joseph and daughter-in-law Cindy Tabbert on May 2, 2014.

Private interment will take place in Holy Cross Cemetery in Milwaukee. Jones Funeral Service in Oconto Falls is serving the Tabbert family.

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