Obituaries

Wed
11
Jan

Adolph J. Paholke

Adolph “Junior” John Paholke, 82, of Gillett, went home to his Savior on Jan. 8, 2017, unexpectedly at his home.

Adolph was born in the Township of Hintz on Oct. 29, 1934, to the late Adolph and Anna (Arndt) Paholke. He married Rose Ruch on Jan. 8, 1955, at St. John Lutheran Church in Hayes. He attended Christ Lutheran Church in Hintz, where his children and many of his extended family continue to attend.

Adolph worked at Linwood Manufacturing and Carter Airport in Pulaski until his retirement. Adolph also worked cutting firewood for Laverne Hinkfuss. He loved playing the harmonica, button box and the accordion, playing in several bands.

Adolph enjoyed spending time with his children and grandchildren and participating in the Abrams Accordion Club. He was an active member at Christ Lutheran Church, where he held several offices and regularly attended Bible study.

Wed
11
Jan

Kate N. Page

Kate Natalie Page, 40, of Hatley, passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, Jan. 8, 2017.

Kate was born in Shawano on June 3, 1976, to Charles and Marti Matyska. After graduating from high school, Kate earned a bachelor’s degree in urban forestry from the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point. She worked for a short time in the Czech Republic before returning to Wisconsin and settling in the Wausau area. On Sept. 5, 2004, she was united in marriage to Lee Page at the top of Rib Mountain.

Kate loved nature and animals and had a passion for animal rights. She was also very artistic and enjoyed gardening and photography.

Kate was a wonderful woman with a big heart, always thinking of others and putting the needs of others before her own. She will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved her.

Wed
11
Jan

Jean M. Voster

Jean M. Voster, 62, of Suring, passed away peacefully on Friday, Dec. 30, 2016, at The Clement J. Zablocki VA Medical Center in Milwaukee, with her life partner, Michelle, by her side.

Jean had concord lung cancer for the past four years. She was born to Vernon and Ruth (Jamison) Voster, of Appleton, on April 11, 1954. Jean graduated from Xavier High School in 1972. She went on to college at Milwaukee Area Technical College, where she graduated in the late ’70s.

Jean joined the United States Army in 1982 in the career field of signal. Jean was stationed in many different places, such as Germany, Korea, United Arab Emirates, Dubai and Honduras. She was in such states as Oklahoma, Texas and Indiana, and her last duty station was where she retired from in 2006.

Wed
04
Jan

Jean M. Voster

Jean M. Voster, 62, of Suring, passed away peacefully on Friday, Dec. 30, 2016, at The Clement J. Zablocki VA Medical Center in Milwaukee, with her life partner, Michelle, by her side.

Jean had concord lung cancer for the past four years. She was born to Vernon and Ruth (Jamison) Voster, of Appleton, on April 11, 1954. Jean graduated from Xavier High School in 1972. She went on to college at Milwaukee Area Technical College, where she graduated in the late ’70s.

Jean joined the United States Army in 1982 in the career field of signal. Jean was stationed in many different places, such as Germany, Korea, United Arab Emirates, Dubai and Honduras. She was in such states as Oklahoma, Texas and Indiana, and her last duty station was where she retired from in 2006.

Wed
04
Jan

David A. Schroeder

David A. Schroeder, 51, of Pulcifer, died suddenly Wednesday morning, Dec. 28, 2016, of natural causes at home. He was born on Feb. 27, 1965, in Oconto Falls to Karl and Ruth (Holtz) Schroeder.

David grew up on the family farm in the town of Green Valley and attended Gillett public schools, graduating from high school with the Class of 1984.

David lived in the Gillett area all of his life. He worked for various employers, including managing the Legion Bowling Alley. He was currently employed at Holtz Farms in rural Oconto Falls.

David enjoyed the outdoors, especially hunting and fishing with his nephews, and having his constant companion dog Nellie at his side.

Wed
04
Jan

Rufina M. Wagner

Rufina M. Wagner, 94, of Suring, passed away on Thursday, Dec. 29, 2016.

Rufina was born on Feb. 23, 1922, to the late Richard and Mary (Schoss) Gardebrecht in the town of How.

Rufina married Roman Wagner at St. John Lutheran Church in Hayes on Jan. 15, 1944. She was a devoted mother and homemaker.

Rufina worked at Lakeside Supper Club as a cook and did custodial work at Dr. Sandgren’s office and the Suring Bank, where Rufina and Roman worked together.

She was a very active member of Mount Olive Lutheran Church, where she was a member of the Ladies Aid and served on the funeral committee. Rufina enjoyed gardening, especially with her husband, watching the birds, baking and cooking, embroidery, and spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren.

Wed
04
Jan

John C. Quandt

John Carl Quandt, 92, went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Saturday, Dec. 24, 2016, at Serenity Gardens Assisted Living of Gillett.

John was born in Oconto County on Oct. 31, 1924, to the late Chris and Anna (Zieries) Quandt. He was baptized on Nov. 16, 1924, and confirmed on June 15, 1943, at Emmanuel Lutheran Church, (Breed) Suring.

He proudly served in the United States Navy during World War II in the Pacific Theater. After returning home, he worked with his father in the woods logging until the spring of 1955.

He married Oriean Lambrecht on Sept. 4, 1948, at Emmanuel Lutheran in Suring. The couple moved to Appleton in 1955, where John worked as a carpenter. In 1965, John went to work for the U.S. Corps of Engineers. He became foreman of the construction and maintenance crew in 1968. After John retired on Oct. 31, 1984, they moved back to the Suring area.

Wed
04
Jan

Evelyn C. Kardoskee

Evelyn C. Kardoskee, 95, Oconto Falls, died on Wednesday morning, Dec. 28, 2016, at Atrium Post Acute Care of Oconto Falls. She was born on Sept. 14, 1921, in the town of Pella to Emil and Viola (Hoffmann) Timm. She was baptized into the Christian faith by Pastor Emil Stubenvoll Sr. at Bethlehem Lutheran Church. She graduated with honors from Gillett High School with the Class of 1939.

Following her marriage to Fred Kardoskee, Evelyn became involved in Grace Lutheran Church in Oconto Falls for over 30 years. She taught Sunday school and Vacation Bible School. She was very active in the women’s groups at Grace. She served the board of parish education and as a library chairperson.

Known for her artistic skills, she made numerous church banners that have long been displayed. Evelyn also planted beautiful flowers alongside her husband “Fritz,” who was known for the manicured church lawn.

Wed
28
Dec

Neil Langlay

Neil Langlay, 81, of Oconto Falls, passed away at home on Dec. 20, 2016, surrounded by his family. He was born at home on May 23, 1935, on Mead Street in Oconto Falls to the late Frank and Nellie (Harteau) Langlay.

Neil had three children, Kathryn, Bradley (Pam) and Brent (Denise) Langlay, and one stepson, Kristopher (Kim) Healy. He was a third-generation millwright. He worked for Scott Paper, retiring in 1994. Neil married his soul mate, Patricia (Schuh) Healy, on May 22, 2004.

Neil is further survived by his 10 grandchildren; three stepgrandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; one great-stepgrandchild; one great-great-grandchild; mother-in-law, Wanda Schuh, of Kiel; sisters and brothers-in-law, Greg Novitski, Judy (Ed) Lund, of Fond du Lac, Marilyn (Bob) Kienbaum, of Kiel, Carol (Gary) Schwefel, of Fond du Lac, Sandy (Mark) Neils, of Kiel; many nieces and nephews.

Wed
21
Dec

Gloria M. Severson

Gloria M. Severson, 63, Gillett, died Tuesday morning, Dec. 13, 2016, at a Green Bay hospital in the presence of her loving family, following a courageous battle with cancer.

Gloria was originally diagnosed with breast cancer 22 years ago which, through treatment, went into remission. Two years ago, cancer returned, and again Gloria was up to the challenge.

In a third and most recent bout, Gloria continued to battle in her own valiant way.

She was born June 14, 1953, in Gillett to Victor and Claudine (Umentum) Peterson.

Gloria grew up in Gillett where she attended public schools, graduating from high school with the Class of 1971. Following graduation, she moved to Milwaukee where she attended college and worked for the Yellow Pages.

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