Obituaries

Wed
04
Oct

Dorothy M. Frye

Dorothy Mae (Ramage) Frye, “Dottie” to her friends, died peacefully at Bellin Hospital in Green Bay at 86, surrounded by her loving family, early on Tuesday, Sept. 26, 2017.

She was preceded in death by her father and mother, Hugh and Lela (McFarland) Ramage; siblings, Irene, Carol Jean, Le Roy and Betty, all from Kansas; and husband, George Frye, of Lena.

Thu
28
Sep

Catherine Lash

Catherine “Irene” Lash, 96, of Cecil, passed away on Saturday, Sept. 23, 2017, with family at her side.

Irene was born on Nov. 2, 1920, in East Chicago, Indiana, to the late William and Estella (Hilbrich) Quinn. She moved to Wisconsin with her husband, Ted, on Mother’s Day in 1970. Irene was the matriarch of her family. She was an avid Packers fan, keeping score ledgers from 1980 to the present. Irene also loved playing red-eye dice with friends and spending time with family.

Thu
28
Sep

Gloria R. Bauerfeind

Gloria R. Bauerfeind, 88, of Suring, passed away on Friday, Sept. 22, 2017.

Gloria was born on Nov. 14, 1928, to the late Donald and Amelia (Marsh) Bauerfeind in Mountain. She graduated from Mountain High School with the Class of 1946 as valedictorian. Gloria received the Spirit Award and the I Dare You Book. She worked as a waitress, check clerk, and house cleaner for neighbors for many years.

In her spare time, Gloria enjoyed knitting, crocheting, embroidery, foam art craft and watching TV.

Gloria is survived by her niece, Lynn (Kim) Neumann; great-nephew, Timothy; great-nieces, Laura and Brooke; great-great-nephew, Parker; great-great-nieces, Mila and Lillyanna. She is further survived by many other friends and relatives.

She was preceded in death by her parents; grandparents, Charles and Florence Bauerfeind and Joel and Wilmina Marsh; brother, Donald, and his wife, Dona; niece, Lisa Ann.

Thu
28
Sep

Susan VanRoy

Susan Van Roy, 59, Oconto Falls, died suddenly on Monday morning, Sept. 18, 2017, in St. Mary’s Hospital ICU. She was born on Aug. 5, 1958, in Oconto Falls to Bill and Marian (Meyer) Warner.

Sue attended Oconto Falls Public Schools, graduating from high school with the Class of 1977. On April 18, 1992, she married Gary Van Roy at Our Redeemer’s Lutheran Church in Suring.

Sue once worked at Meunier True Value in Gillett and was employed at Sam’s Club in Green Bay for the past 16 years. She enjoyed flower gardening, and Christmas was her favorite time of the year.

Thu
28
Sep

Jeanne M. White

Jeanne Marie White, 74, De Pere, passed away on Friday Sept. 15, 2017. She was born in Oconto Falls on Oct. 20, 1942, to the late Wencel and Sylvia (Thomson) Murphy.

Jeanne attended St. Anthony Catholic School as well as Lena High School. She graduated from University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh.

Jeanne was a guidance counselor at De Pere High School for 25 years. Her focus was ensuring each of her students was set up for success post their high school education. She was known for her quick wit and sense of humor by her colleagues. She was also a real estate broker and loved “closing the deal.” She owned and managed the Wencel Murphy Mobile Home Court for many years in Oconto Falls, after purchasing it from her parents. She could often be seen riding her John Deere tractor cutting the grass. Upon retirement, she moved to Shawano. She enjoyed a good burger and a cold beer at various taverns in the area and quickly befriended all that she met.

Thu
28
Sep

David F. Maccaux

David F. Maccaux, 75, Oconto, passed away on Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2017 at Brookdale Assisted Living, Appleton.

David was born on Dec. 17, 1941, in Green Bay to the late Frank and Evelyn (Pagel) Maccaux. David married Tina Bellow on Sept. 28, 1963. She preceded him in death on Oct. 25, 2015.

David served his country in the U.S. Army and National Guard. He worked at Cruisers Yachts in engineering, Procter & Gamble, with his son, and was sadly missed when he retired. He also worked various other jobs. He enjoyed fishing, camping, reading and gardening.

David was a member of St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, Stiles, and was scoutmaster for Oconto Troop 1084 for many years.

David is survived by a daughter, Lisa (Charles) DesJarlais, Appleton; a son, Christopher (Shellie) Maccaux, Green Bay; a brother, Leon (Linda) Maccaux, Green Bay; three grandchildren, Nicholas Maccaux, Alexander and Bryce DesJarlais; and many in-laws, cousins, nieces and nephews.

Thu
28
Sep

Raymond L. Heise

Raymond Lee Heise, 63, of Breed, passed away on Sept. 16, 2017, at the University of Wisconsin Hospital in Madison. He was born to Alger and Louise Heise on Sept. 12, 1954.

Raymond was an avid fisherman and hunter and enjoyed spending time outdoors. He was also a big Packers fan.

Raymond lived most of his life in the Breed area. He worked in his family trade as a bricklayer.

Thu
28
Sep

Norbert F. Laska

Norbert Felix Laska, 82, passed away on Thursday, Sept. 21, 2017, at home in Suring.

Knobby, as known to most, was born on June 6, 1935, in Stevens Point, the son of the late Alvin and Laura (Frydach) Laska. He served honorably in the U.S. Navy from 1952-1956. He married Phyllis Langhoff on Oct. 27, 1956.

Norbert worked most of his life for A.O. Smith Corp. as a tool and dye maker. He served as a reserve police officer for the Wauwatosa Police Department for a period of time. In his spare time he enjoyed, fishing, hunting, and tinkering in his workshop. He was also a member of the Suring Antique Tractor Association, and at one time served as scoutmaster while his boys were Scouts.

He is survived by his wife, Phyllis; daughters, Rose, Carol, Mary and Kay; sons, David, Charles and John; 13 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; brothers, Jerry and Mike; sisters, Deloris, Bernice, Loraine, Margie and Betty.

Wed
13
Sep

Brian K. Friebel

Brian K. Friebel, 50, of Suring, passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family on Saturday, Sept. 9, 2017, following a courageous and short battle with cancer. He was born on Sept. 27, 1966, to Lyle and the late Marlene (Van Nuland) Friebel and was raised in Kaukauna.

Brian served his county in the United States Navy aboard the USS John F. Kennedy aircraft carrier from 1985 to 1988. He moved to the Suring area in 1997 where he met his future wife. On June 24, 2000, Brian was united in marriage to Mindi Audley at St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church in Oconomowoc. He was currently employed with KNT Fabrication until he became ill.

Wed
13
Sep

Kathleen L. Gilligan

Kathleen L. (Alto) Gilligan, 73, of Gillett, passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, Sept. 3, 2017, at St. Vincent Hospital in Green Bay.

Kathy was born in Waukegan, Illinois, on Aug. 25, 1944, one of two daughters of Runnar and Catherine (Walsh) Alto. In earlier years, Kathy farmed and later worked as a cook at OJ’s Restaurant and as a waitress at Yancy’s Restaurant. She eventually retired from Seneca Foods.

Kathy enjoyed trips to Wisconsin Dells to visit family and loved her dogs. She will be sadly missed.

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