Obituaries

Wed
06
Aug

Angeline Ruege

Angeline “Angie” Myrtle Ruege, 93, Suring, passed away, with her family by her side, on Wednesday, July 30, 2014. She had accepted the Lord’s hand.

Angie was born in Maple Valley on Dec. 16, 1920, to the late Hans P. and Marie (Skougard) Hansen. She was born and raised on the family homestead and resided there her entire life.

Angie graduated from Suring High School. On Sept. 7, 1940, she married Alfred Ruege. Together they farmed the homestead until retirement.

Angie enjoyed spending time with family, friends and neighbors. Her true joy came from being a wonderful mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She cherished time spent with her family, especially the grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Angie was a talented individual. She worked various craft projects, was an avid reader, loved to travel, cook, bake and garden. She was a member of Suring United Methodist Church.

Wed
06
Aug

Richard H. Jenquine

Richard H. “Dick” Jenquine, 66, Cleveland, passed away unexpectedly on Friday evening, Aug. 1, 2014, at his home. He was born on July 15, 1948, in Marinette to Harold and Esther (VandenBush) Jenquine.

Dick worked for the Kohler Company for 41 years until his retirement in 2013. He took great pride in the appearance of his property, always taking the extra time to keep it looking good. He enjoyed riding his Harley, snowmobiling, shooting trap, hunting, fishing, golfing and outdoor activities in general.

Survivors include one daughter, Amanda (Eric) Holler, Sheboygan; one granddaughter, Addison Holler; his parents, Harold and Esther Jenquine, Lena; one sister, Donna (Allan) Arcand, Gillett; two brothers, Gene (Debi) Jenquine, Abrams, and Gary (Michele) Jenquine, Lena; many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Wed
30
Jul

Mary Lynn Gwidt

Mary Lynn Gwidt, 55, Oconto Falls, died unexpectedly of natural causes July 24, 2014, at her home. The daughter of Adam and Ione (Moesch) Gwidt was born in Pulaski on July 3, 1959.

Mary Lynn had been employed at Carver Yacht in Pulaski and then for the U.S. Department of Agriculture, where she was involved with the gypsy moth studies.

Mary Lynn was a small animal 4-H leader in Oconto County. She loved animals and trained goats, chickens and dogs. She especially loved collies. Her longtime dream was to raise goats and have a goat dairy. She was a great single parent and was proud of her son, daughter and grandchildren.

Mary Lynn inherited the Gwidt gene and had a green thumb. She loved to grow large pumpkins for the grandchildren, pumpkins in which she carved their names. She also hosted Easter egg hunts for the kids.

Mary Lynn loved camping at Boulder Lake. Trips to the Nicolet Forest for the “Charlie Brown Christmas tree” were an annual event.

Wed
23
Jul

Anita N. Wehrle

Anita N. Wehrle, of Shawano, formerly of Port Washington and Milwaukee, entered eternal life on Friday, July 18, 2014, at her residence at The Cottages on Golden Pond Assisted Living in Shawano. She was 97 years old.

Anita was born in Milwaukee on Feb. 23, 1917, daughter of William Hoppe and Ida Dallmann Hoppe. She attended and graduated from Girls’ Trades and Technical High School in Milwaukee in 1935. On Feb. 24, 1939, she married Stanley Rozic in Milwaukee. He preceded her in death in 1946.

On Nov. 12, 1952, she married Arthur Wehrle in Waukegan, Illinois. He preceded her in death in 1976.

Anita made her home in Port Washington until her move to Shawano in 2009 to be closer to her daughter. She loved her apartment and being able to sit on her patio overlooking the pond, watching the wildlife.

Wed
23
Jul

Elmer Giese

Elmer Giese, 87, Green Bay, formerly of Suring, died peacefully Monday morning, July 21, 2014, at an area hospital. He was born Jan. 27, 1927, in the town of Breed to Louis and Myrtle (Ramsdell) Giese.

Elmer grew up in the Suring area, where he attended school and learned to become an auto mechanic. As a young man, he served in the U.S. Air Force, 5th Airborne Division, during World War II.

On Aug. 6, 1949, he married Laverne Nicholas in Abrams. Following their marriage the couple lived in Suring before moving to Milwaukee in 1957, where Elmer worked for Badger Pontiac until moving back to the area in 1967.

Elmer was employed as an auto mechanic at the Co-op in Suring, then Parsons Chevrolet in Oconto Falls before going to work at Peterson Ford until his retirement.

Wed
16
Jul

Joseph Hyland

Joseph “Reub” Hyland, 85, Oconto Falls, died peacefully Saturday evening, July 12, 2014, at home with his family present. He was born March 21, 1929, in Kingsford, Michigan, to Joseph A. and Caroline (Marik) Hyland.

Joe attended Kingsford public schools, graduating from high school with the Class of 1947.

On March 22, 1951, he married Arlene Secrist. Joe served in the U.S. Army and was engaged in combat during the Korean War. The couple returned to Oconto Falls in 1953, and Joe worked at the Scott Paper Co. for over 40 years. It was during this time of his life Joe attended classes at Northeast Wisconsin Technical College to further his education as a millwright and was known as a skilled and gifted mechanic.

Joe served on the Oconto Falls Water & Light Commission for many years and also for two terms on the City Council.

Wed
16
Jul

Arnold Martin

Arnold “Arnie” Martin, 94, of Oconto Falls, was called home to eternal life on Tuesday, July 8, 2014. Arnold was born Aug. 24, 1919, to the late Gottlieb and Matilda (Zellmer) Martin in the town of Gillett.

He was a graduate of Oconto Falls High School and served with the U.S. Air Force in England and France during World War II. On Nov. 24, 1945, he married Irma Walters at St. John Lutheran Church in Gillett.

Arnie attended St. Norbert College and graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison with a degree in pharmacy in 1950. After employment at pharmacies in De Pere and Sturgeon Bay, he came to Oconto Falls to the Charles Raymond Pharmacy.

In 1963 he opened his own drug store with the assistance of his help-mate, Irma, and operated it until his retirement in 1988. Irma was his bookkeeper and helper for this entire period. They enjoyed camping, golfing and traveling after retirement.

Wed
16
Jul

Thomas McGuan

Thomas “Bud” James McGuan, 85, passed away on July 10, 2014, surrounded by his loving family. He was born July 11, 1928, in Baraboo.

Bud served in the U.S. Navy and was a graduate of the University of Wisconsin College of Engineering.

Bud married Beatrice “Bea” Burton on June 21, 1948, in Baraboo.

He worked for the Scott Paper Company in Oconto Falls from 1952 through 1972 and for the Scott Paper Company in Winslow, Maine, from 1972 until retirement in 1987.

Wed
16
Jul

Rob Holman

Rob Holman, 42, Stiles, died suddenly Monday evening, July 7, 2014, at home from complications with muscular dystrophy. He was born Sept. 16, 1971, in Oconto Falls to Tom and Penny (Owen) Holman.

Rob grew up in Oconto Falls, where he attended public schools and graduated with honors from high school with the Class of 1989. Following graduation from high school, Rob attended the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, where he graduated with a degree in business.

Rob will be lovingly remembered for his outgoing personality, great attitude about life and his ability to make friends easily. Having a remarkable recall for sports statistics, Rob enjoyed sports of all kinds and especially liked following the Green Bay Packers, Milwaukee Brewers and Wisconsin Badgers. He enjoyed being involved in fantasy football.

Wed
16
Jul

Melvin G. Sovinski

Melvin George Sovinski, May 27, 1926-July 6, 2014.

Never without an appointment notebook in his breast pocket and a carpenter’s ruler in his pant pocket, Melvin was a man who fulfilled many roles in his 88 years. He was first a son and brother, then a student attending 13 elementary schools before finalizing his days at Suring High School.

He served in Korea before working for Milwaukee Foundry and then became a union carpenter. Other jobs included being a mechanic at the Suring Co-op, postal worker at the Suring Post Office and sales representative for Farmers Insurance until his retirement in 1997.

Melvin was active in Ducks Unlimited, the VFW, Suring Volunteer Fire Department and especially, his faith. He was an active member of Mount Olive Lutheran Church and later St. John Lutheran Church in Townsend. He served on a number of insurance, church and local business boards.

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