Obituaries

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Brian J. Arneson

Brian J. Arneson, 60, Oconto Falls, died peacefully on Saturday, July 21, 2018. He was born Aug. 21, 1957, to John and Elaine (Deering) Arneson. Brian lived and grew up in the Gillett area and in his younger years, he was a farmer and truck driver. He enjoyed hunting, trucking, and riding his motorcycle and later in life, worked on the family farm, cut wood and enjoyed spending time with family and friends.

Survivors are his mother, Elaine (Deering) Arneson, Oconto Falls; one daughter, Terri (Matt) Golie, Shawano; two grandchildren, Josiah and Quinn Golie; one brother, Brad (Lynn) Arneson, Oconto Falls; one niece, Brooke Arneson, Cecil; two nephews, Seth (Shawna) Arneson, Cecil, and Jack Arneson, Oconto Falls; one great-niece, Scarlett Arneson.

He was preceded in death by his father, John Arneson.

Wed
25
Jul

James H. Robenhorst

James Herbert Robenhorst, 66, of Suring, passed away peacefully and surrounded by his family on Wednesday, July 18, 2018. James was born June 21, 1952, to Jean (Kebschull) and the late Herbert Robenhorst. He grew up in the Suring area and attended Suring High School. Jim worked for US Cable, Steve Brickner and the Town of Breed, where he stayed for over 15 years doing various jobs until he was unable to for health reasons. His dedication and pride of work did not stop there. Jim also enjoyed riding horses and watching the joy that it brought his two girls. He then went on to open the North Branch Riding Stables. Jim was an active outdoorsman, whether it be hunting, ice fishing, riding four wheeler, attending fisheries or just cutting grass. He always surrounded himself with lots of family and friends and really enjoyed being involved in and serving his community.

Wed
25
Jul

Brent T. Aderholdt

Brent T. Aderholdt, 31, of Gillett, passed away on Friday, July 20, 2018. Brent was born on July 12, 1987, to Tammie Szalewski and Steve Aderholdt. He graduated from Pulaski High School with the Class of 2006. Brent worked numerous other jobs before working at Northeast Asphalt for the past five years. He was a proud member of the Operating Engineers Local 139 Union. On Jan. 23, 2016, Brent married Jessica Van Gheem in Krakow. A little over a year later, Brent and Jessica renewed their vows on June 10, 2017. Brent enjoyed his work, ice fishing, hunting, spending time outdoors, and spending time with his family and friends. He was very proud of his 1949 John Deere B Tractor. Brent’s children were the pride of his life and he loved every moment he had with his children.

Wed
18
Jul

Marian C. Leisner

Marian Charlotte Leisner, 89, of Pound, passed away peacefully on July 13, 2018, with her loving family by her side. She was born to the late Albert and Mary (Grosse) Kalbes on Oct. 30, 1928, in the Town of Brazeau. Marian married Walter Leisner on Sept. 18, 1947, at Section Eight Baptist Church. The couple farmed in the Town of Bagley for most of their lives. They enjoyed traveling with family and friends. Walter preceded her in death Jan. 5, 2000.

Marian served as treasurer of the town of Bagley for 30 years. In 2002, Oconto County recognized her for the Rural Urban Award, and in 2008, she received the Kay Stewart Award from the Oconto County Historical Society. She has written a book about her and Walter’s life.

Wed
18
Jul

Rita M. Kuehl

Rita M. (Sidor) Kuehl, age 79, Cecil, passed away on Friday, July 13, 2018, following a courageous battle with cancer. Her husband was at her side.

Rita was born in Chicago, Illinois, on Oct. 30, 1938, a daughter of the late Peter and Helen (Domek) Sidor. In earlier years, Rita worked as a telephone operator before becoming a wife and mother. She was married to James “Jim” Kuehl in 1985, and they recently celebrated their 33rd wedding anniversary. Rita worked at the Menominee Casino and also worked in the pro shop at Golden Sands Country Club for many years.

Rita enjoyed traveling and playing cards, fishing and the occasional trip to the casino. She was a devoted Catholic and attended Mass regularly. Rita was also an avid Green Bay Packers fan. She will be sadly missed.

Wed
18
Jul

Rena F. Hoffman

Rena F. Hoffman, 85, of Suring, passed away on Saturday, July 14, 2018. Rena was born on Jan. 12, 1933, to the late Harold and Martha (McMahon) Sleeter in Iron Mountain, Michigan. On Oct. 20, 1951, Rena married Elger Hoffman, and the couple lived on the farm in the Town of Bagley. She drove school bus for Lamers Bus Lines. She enjoyed farming, bowling, camping, traveling with her family, fishing, watching and attending sports, and she especially enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren.

Wed
18
Jul

Marjorie I. Elbe

Marjorie I. Elbe, 89, of Mountain, passed away on Wednesday, July 11, 2018. Marjorie was born on April 28, 1929, in Milwaukee to the late Fred and Anna (Lambrecht) Krueger. The family lived in the Milwaukee and Oconto Falls areas until they moved to Mountain in 1946. She attended Engleburg School in Milwaukee. She worked various jobs including restaurant work, painting posts for guard rails at Sweeney Bros. and at MasterLock in Milwaukee.

On March 31, 1948, Marjorie married Thomas Elbe at Mount Lebanon Lutheran Church in Granville. They were blessed with 70 years of married life together. On April 11, 1949, the couple purchased Tom’s parents’ farm, and they farmed alongside each other until 1979, when they went into the timber industry with their sons. Marjorie worked as the secretary of the business until 2006. Marjorie enjoyed many trips with Tom to Navy reunions and fishing trips to Canada.

Tue
10
Jul

Peggy K. Thompson

Peggy Kay Thompson, 59, finished her journey on this earth on July 8, 2018. She was born Nov. 13, 1958, to Lucille and Robert “Boots” Thompson. Peggy graduated from Gillett High School with the class of 1977. She resided in Green Bay for a number of years and was employed at Proctor & Gamble. Peggy was known for her bubbly personality. She enjoyed feeding birds and wild animals. Peggy loved spending time with family, especially her nieces and nephews whom she adored.

Peggy will be sadly missed by her siblings, Duane (Mary Jo) Thompson, Carol (Peter) Nygaard, Janet (Lorne) Thurier, Lynn Thompson and Julie (Dallas) Hoerres. She is also survived by her nieces and nephews, Matt, Carl, Tiffany, Derek, Emily and Brandon along with her great-niece and great-nephews.

Peggy was preceded in death by her parents and her beloved cat, Mirage.

Tue
10
Jul

Patricia L. Hudson

Patricia “Pat” L. Hudson, Suamico, died peacefully, with her family at her side, on Sunday, July 8, 2018. Pat was born July 25, 1936, to Roland and Rose (Murphy) Valentine. She grew up in the Abrams area and graduated from Oconto Falls High School with the class of 1954. Following high school, she earned her RN degree from Misericordia School of Nursing in Milwaukee.

Tue
10
Jul

Leo T. Fields

Leo Thomas Fields, 75, Lena, passed away Sunday, July 8, 2018, at his home with his family by his side. Leo was born June 23, 1943, in Clintonville to the late Adin and Vera (Stilen) Fields. He married Arwyn L. Merrell on Aug. 7, 1999. Leo served his Country in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam era. Leo ran his own forklift repair service, traveling from plant to plant doing repairs on site. He enjoyed gardening, flowers and vegetables. Leo was a member of Riverview Alliance Church, Oconto Falls, past church Elder and Gideons.

Leo is survived by his wife, Artie Fields, Lena; children, Tracey (Carol Schmidt) Fields, Green Bay; David Fields, Oconto; Scott Fields, Green Bay; Edward (Patricia) Hrabik, Pewaukee; Darryl Hrabik, Virginia; Donald Lee (Annette) Hrabik, Oconto Falls; a sister, Elaine (Lee) Weinig, Menasha; a brother, Donald (Judy) Fields, Shawano; six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

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