Obituaries

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08
Feb

Andra M. Garrity

Andra Marie “Andy” Garrity, 57, died on Feb. 1, 2017, at her home in Gillett.

She was born on April 21, 1959, in Goldsboro, North Carolina. Andra and her sons, Dan and Daryl, moved to Gillett in 1990. She and her husband, Patrick, were married in 1998 while on vacation in the Bahamas. She loved her family, knitting and caring for her birds. She and Patrick spent as much time as they could fishing and traveling. She will be greatly missed by those she loved and those who loved her.

Mrs. Garrity is survived by her husband, Patrick Garrity; her sons, Daniel (Tamara) Upton and Daryl Upton; Patrick’s children, Chris Garrity, Colleen Garrity, Sean (Shae) Garrity; her sisters, Mondra McDonald and Teresa Pyatte (Estes Lee); seven grandchildren; and six nieces and nephews.

Services were held at Legacy Funeral Chapels (formerly Kuehl Funeral Home) on Saturday, Feb. 4, 2017.

To leave an online condolence, please visit LegacyFuneralChapels.com

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08
Feb

Shirley A. Konop

Shirley Ann (Bader) Konop, 73, Gillett, passed away on Thursday, Feb. 2, 2017, at Atrium Post Acute Care of Shawano at Maple Lane following a period of declining health.

Shirley was born in Coleman on Jan. 13, 1944, a daughter of the late Elmer and Angeline (Salewski) Bader. She attended local schools and was a graduate of Coleman High School.

Shirley married Roger A. Konop on May 11, 1963, and together they raised four children. She worked for many years at Architectural Fiberglass, and later Krueger International until her retirement in 2009. Shirley was an active member at St. John’s Catholic Church in Gillett and enjoyed gardening and reading. She will be sadly missed.

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08
Feb

Terry J. Nelson

Terry J. Nelson, 56, Gillett, died suddenly on Monday morning, Jan. 30, 2017, at St. Clare Memorial Hospital. He was born on June 14, 1960, in Oconto Falls to Clarence and Esther (Adams) Nelson.

Terry grew up in Gillett, where he attended public schools, graduating from high school with the Class of 1978. Following high school, Terry attended auctioneering school in Ohio and came back to Oconto County and practiced his trade. He returned to Ohio and did specialized barn paving and traveled the country with his work. Terry then returned to the Gillett area and began selling dairy equipment in Northeastern Wisconsin.

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08
Feb

Gustav J. Schenkoske

Gustav “Gust” Julius Schenkoske, 92, of Suring, passed away at his home on Thursday, Feb. 2, 2017. He was born on March 22, 1924, to the late Emil and Emilie (Schindel) Schenkoske.

Gust married Lolabelle Jean McMahon on July 23, 1946, in Burlington. He worked at Zippel Construction as a bulldozer operator for many years until he was well into his 70s. He was involved in many construction projects, including local golf courses, ski hills and many of the roads in Oconto and Marinette counties, of which he was quite proud.

Gust was a longtime member of Mount Olive Lutheran Church in Suring. He enjoyed spending time with friends and family, especially hunting and fishing with his sons.

Wed
01
Feb

Robert C. Herman

Robert C. Herman, 86, of Suring, passed away unexpectedly on Friday, Jan. 27, 2017.

Robert was born on Jan. 10, 1931, to the late Viler and Mabel (Wege) Herman in Neenah. Right after graduating from high school, Robert joined the U. S. Army and served for four years.

Robert married Lorraine Hoehne on Aug. 18, 1956, at St. Margaret Mary Catholic Church in Neenah, and they celebrated a wonderful 60 years together. For over 20 years he worked as a typographer at Banta Publishing.

Robert was an avid Packers fan. He was a connoisseur of all things butter. Robert also enjoyed spending time outside and with family and friends. He was a member of Our Redeemer’s Lutheran Church in Suring and was a member of American Legion Post 283 in Suring.

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01
Feb

Larry G. Deau

Larry G. Deau, 77, of Mountain (Chute Pond), and owner of Doze Inn, passed away on Jan. 27, 2017, surrounded by his family.

Larry was born on Dec. 12, 1939, to the late Leonard and Helen (Kroll) Deau in Green Bay. He graduated from West De Pere High School.

Larry served honorably in the United States Coast Guard from 1961 to 1965, fought in the Bay of Pigs and marched in John F. Kennedy’s funeral procession. He married Della Kersten on Dec. 4, 1965, in Lena. They bought Doze Inn on Chute Pond, where they worked together and raised their children. Together, Larry and Della would take their Sunday trips to Carter, and dinner dates.

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01
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.

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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.

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