Obituaries

Wed
09
Aug

Lena E. Severson

Lena E. Severson, 89, of Gillett, passed away at home with her family by her side on Saturday, Aug. 5, 2017.

Lena was born on March 13, 1928, to the late Emil and Emilie (Schindel) Schenkoski. On June 22, 1946, Lena married Floyd Severson. She enjoyed gardening and her flowers, reading, watching old TV shows and movies.

Lena was a member of St. John’s Riverside Lutheran Church.

For many years, Lena worked as a library aide at the Gillett Public Library well into her 80s.

Lena is survived by her daughters, Connie Severson (friend Perry Dart), Joyce (Tim) Woodward and Harriet Wolfgram; granddaughter, Tracie Wolfgram; brother, Wally (Dolly) Schenkoski; sister-in-law, Florence Schenkoski. She is further survived by many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Wed
02
Aug

Esther Paholke

Esther “Lois” Paholke, 79, of Gillett, entered into eternal rest on Saturday, July 29, 2017.

Lois was born on Nov. 17, 1937, to the late Frederick and Evelyn (Petersen) Wolford. She graduated from Gillett High School with the Class of 1957. Lois married Allen Paholke on June 1, 1957. She was an active member of Christ Lutheran Church in Hintz since 1957, where she was a Sunday school teacher for many years and a member of the Ladies Aid.

Lois loved to sew, crochet and make crafts. She also greatly enjoyed spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren, who were her pride and joy.

Wed
02
Aug

Anson R. Schefdore

Anson “Byo” R. Schefdore, 77, of Oconto Falls, died peacefully Friday morning, July 28, 2017, at Atrium Post Acute Care in Oconto Falls with his family present. He was born on Sept. 23, 1939, in Green Bay to Ferdinand and Margaret (Morris) Schefdore and moved to Oconto Falls at the age of 5.

Byo attended Oconto Falls Public Schools, where he played football and ran track, graduating from high school with the Class of 1957.

In 1959, he married Judy Martin, and together they had four children. Byo lived most of his life in Oconto Falls, where he was once employed by American Archery for 20 years and was part owner of Premier Archery. He later worked for Magna-Graphics before retiring from IDC in Green Bay. He was a longtime member of the Oconto River Bowman Archery Club. He enjoyed bow hunting, fishing and being with his children.

Wed
26
Jul

Lawrence E. Buhrandt

Lawrence Edward Buhrandt, 86, of Suring, passed away unexpectedly at home on Thursday, July 20, 2017. He was born on Nov. 1, 1930, in the town of How to the late Ernst and Lydia (Pfieffer) Buhrandt.

Lawrence attended Hayes Brook School and St. John Lutheran School before graduating from Suring High School in 1948.

On Oct. 27, 1951, Lawrence married Darlene Gardebrecht at St. John Lutheran Church in Hayes. The couple lived in the Suring and Hayes areas for all 65 years of their marriage. Following their marriage, he worked at Manthei’s Cheese Factory, Ford Garage and Suring Co-op prior to purchasing three farms in the town of How. Lawrence enjoyed farming when he wasn’t hunting, fishing or cooking maple syrup.

Lawrence served on the Town of How Board and as chairperson for many years, as well as town fire warden for 50 years. In addition, he was an Oconto County Board supervisor for 13 years and served on the Suring Mercantile Board for many years.

Wed
26
Jul

Clarence Rusch

Clarence Rusch, 78, of Brown Deer, formerly of Gillett, was born on Aug. 19, 1938, to Helmuth and Genevive (Lambrecht) Rusch in the town of Gillett. He lived on the family dairy farm until his retirement.

Clarence moved to Milwaukee and lived there until his passing. He was confirmed at Immanuel Lutheran Church in the town of Gillett and later attended St. John’s Lutheran in Gillett where he played dartball. Clarence also enjoyed auctions and antiquing.

Clarence was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Gloria. He is survived by one brother, Louis (the late Martha); a nephew, James; two nieces, Holly and Catrina; and their families, as well as many relatives and friends.

Friends and relatives may call on Friday, July 28, 2017, from 1-2 p.m. at Legacy Funeral Chapels, 108 E. Main St., Gillett. A funeral service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Burial will take place at Wanderer’s Rest Cemetery in Gillett immediately following the service.

Wed
19
Jul

Marie K. Jung

Marie K. Jung, 90, of Howard, formerly of Oconto Falls, went to her heavenly home on Friday evening, July 14, 2017. She was born on Oct. 19, 1926, in Green Lake to the Rev. Erdmann and Katherine (Schwartz) Pankow and was baptized as a child of God days later. She was confirmed on June 9, 1940, at Peace Ev. Lutheran Church in Green Lake and later graduated from Winnebago Lutheran Academy with the Class of 1944.

Following graduation, Marie moved with her family to Hustisford, where she was employed by the Hustisford Canning Company and then the Rein-Leitzke Company.

On Sept. 16, 1950, Marie married Armin Jung at Bethany Lutheran Church in Hustisford. Following their marriage, the couple lived in Juneau until 1959 when they moved their family of three children to Oconto Falls. They enjoyed traveling through Northern Wisconsin and the U.P., often stopping to explore rural areas.

Wed
19
Jul

Carol Rasmussen

Carol “Jeanie” Heise Rasmussen, of Oconto Falls, died Saturday, July 15, 2017, of complications from pulmonary fibrosis.

“Grandma,” as she was lovingly called by so many, was everyone’s favorite bartender and insisted on living life to the fullest. She was famous for her sage advice, “If you can’t be good, be careful,” and offered many colorful counsel via her famous “grandma talks.” She was one of a kind and will be deeply missed.

Carol is survived by one daughter, Kelly Wolske, and her favorite son-in-law, Fuzzy Rosenlund; her ex-husband and friend, Wayne Rasmussen, and his sons, Dale (Chris) Rasmussen and Don Rasmussen; sisters, Pat Heise, Mona Juedes, Doris (Art) Strebing and Ruby (David) Jonas; grandchildren, Branda (Joshua) Czechan Melton, Tom (Tristan) Czechan and Jedd (Charley) Rosenlund; great-grandchildren, Riley, Andi, and Brice.

Preceded in death by one son, Steve Wolske; parents, Charlie and Dorothy Heise; four brothers; and three sisters.

Wed
19
Jul

Sharon E. Gallagher

Sharon E. Gallagher, 76, Oconto Falls, died on Sunday morning, July 16, 2017, at home, surrounded by her family. She was born on Feb. 6, 1941, in Manitowoc to Leon Wood and Edna Ehlke.

As a little girl Sharon moved to Oconto Falls, where she attended school, graduating from high school with the Class of 1959. She continued her education and became a beautician. On July 2, 1960, she married John “Jack” Gallagher. The couple lived in Oconto Falls for all of their married lives. Sharon was self-employed.

Survivors are one daughter, Tammy M. (Allen) Gallagher-Bailey; one grandson, Michael J. Nompleggi; one granddaughter, Alicia M. Nompleggi; one 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.

She was preceded in death by her parents, three brothers and two sisters.

There will be no visitation or funeral services.

Wed
12
Jul

Linda Bell

Linda Bell, 64, Stiles, died suddenly on Sunday afternoon, July 9, 2017, of natural causes at St. Clare Memorial Hospital ER. The only child of Asa and Mary (Prater) Riley was born on Sept. 29, 1952, in Dyersburg, Tennessee.

Linda and her two young sons moved to the Oconto Falls area in 1989. She was employed at Independent Printing for many years until retiring. She lived with Fred Delzer for the past 28 years, and they’ve been active in the Rolling Thunder Motorcycle Club, Chapter 3, for many years.

Survivors are her only son, Dwan (special friend, Saundra) Crisp, Abrams; fiancé, Fred Delzer, Stiles; two grandsons, Dakota Younger and Mitchell Metzler-Crisp.

She was preceded in death by her parents and one son, Byron Crisp, in 1998.

There will be no visitation or funeral service.

Jones Funeral Service is serving the family.

Wed
12
Jul

Louise M. Fifield

On Sunday, July 2, 2017, Mom rose up early and went to worship Jesus in person.

Louise May Hilsabeck Fifield was born on June 1, 1928, to Floyd and Jessie (Smiley) Hilsabeck at Amberg. Her family moved to Sturgeon Bay when she was young.

On Feb. 9, 1946, she married Ora A. Fifield, of Gillett, where they raised six sons: Timothy (Joyce), Harvey (Marilyn), Richard (Dee), Steven (Laura), Daniel (Joan) and Curtis (Julie).

Preceding her in death was her husband, Ora, in 1973, and son Richard in 2009. Also preceding her are brothers Calvin, David and Willard, and sister Lillian.

She is survived by five of her six sons, brother Delbert Hilsabeck and sister Sally Huff. She also has 20 grandchildren and 42 great-grandchildren, as well as many nieces and nephews.

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