Obituaries

Wed
13
Nov

Allan Stranz Jr.

Allan Matthew Stranz Jr. passed away Nov. 4, 2013, at the Bellin Hospital-Oconto. Allan was born July 4, 1930, in Beech Grove, Marion County, Ind., to Allan Matthew and Mary Leota (Thrine) Stranz.

He attended St. Joan of Arc Catholic School in Indianapolis and then moved with his parents to Crandon in 1943 and graduated from Crandon High School in 1948. Allan graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Pharmacy in 1952.

Allan married Jeanne Alice Sturzl on Oct. 5, 1950. After working in Tomahawk, Eagle River and Racine, Allan and his family moved to Oconto, where he was employed at Ford Drug Store and later Schultz Drug Store. Allan and Jeanne purchased Schultz Drug Store in 1964 and operated it as Stranz Drug Store until 1979, when they sold it to Bill Clement. Allan and Jeanne moved back to Crandon, where he was employed at Linderud Pharmacy.

Wed
13
Nov

Sandra ‘Sandy’ Boswell

Sandra “Sandy” M. Boswell, 69, Green Bay, formerly of Oconto Falls, died Thursday afternoon, Nov. 7, 2013. She was born on April 5, 1944, in Green Bay to the late Leo and Frances (Paape) Kading.

Sandy was a graduate of Green Bay West High School.

In October 1983 she married David Boswell; he preceded her in death on Feb. 17, 2003.

During her life, Sandy worked in the health care field and was employed at a group home in Oconto Falls and later at the Green Bay west Walmart for 10 years.

Sandy lived a simple life and when her husband, Dave, was alive, they enjoyed fishing and hunting.

She was an avid Green Bay Packers fan. Sandy loved her two cats, Max and Patches.

Wed
13
Nov

Sharon M. Schricker

Sharon M. Schricker, 68, of Green Bay, was born into eternal rest on Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2013. She was born on Dec. 27, 1944, in Spokane, Wash., daughter of the late Fred and Viola (Hardtke) Bartels.

On Aug. 16, 1969, Sharon was united in marriage to John Schricker at St. Mark Evangelical Lutheran Church, Green Bay. Sharon was an avid Packers’ fan and was thrilled after over 30 years on the waiting list to receive season tickets. She enjoyed sewing, crocheting, knitting and cooking. Sharon enjoyed camping with her family, especially the summer they spent together in Minnesota. She was employed at Kohl’s and Elder Beerman’s. Sharon treasured her grandchildren and loved to watch them play at the park.

Wed
13
Nov

Karen Townsend

Karen Marie Townsend, 52, of Abrams, passed away peacefully on Nov. 5, 2013. She was born in Oconto Falls on May 21, 1961, daughter of Dr. Wallace and Edith Townsend.

Karen was a 1979 graduate of Gillett High School and pursued a career in nursing as a registered nurse.

Karen is survived by her partner of 32 years, Gene Lepak, and their 13-year-old son, Kelton; mother, Edith; sisters, Nancy (Joe), Terri Sue (Joe), Amy (Sean); brother, Suha (Ayten); nieces, Bridgette and Daphne; nephews, Blake (Cindy), Bif (Annelise), Luke (Jess), Casey (Morgan) and Hans (Karla).

She was preceded in death by her father, Wallace.

A memorial celebration service was held Saturday, Nov. 9, at Lyndahl Funeral Home, 1350 Lombardi Ave., Green Bay.

Online condolences may be expressed at www.lyndahl.com.

Wed
06
Nov

Robert James Mortell

Robert James Mortell passed away Nov. 1, 2013. He was born on Aug. 29, 1921, to John and Athlene (Meetz) Mortell.

He was active in the Boy Scouts and graduated from West Green Bay High School in 1941 and attended Badger Business College. He enlisted in the Army in the early years of World War II and served as a corporal technician from May 1942 until October 1945. He spent two and a half years in the Aleutian Islands. After discharge, he followed his interest in photography and worked as an apprentice for four years at Schneider-Nuss Studio in Green Bay.

On Aug. 3, 1946, he married Alice Landreman in St.Patrick’s Church in Green Bay. In 1950 they moved to Oconto Falls, where they owned and operated Mortell Studio for 50 years. They then turned the ownership over to their son Mark.

Wed
30
Oct

Alice M. Metzler

Alice M. Metzler, 79, Green Bay, formerly of Oconto Falls, died Thursday morning, Oct. 24, 2013, at Woodside Rehabilitation Center. She was born May 23, 1934, in Oconto Falls to Jacob “Jake” and Evelyn (Lambert) Bohl.

Alice grew up in Oconto Falls, where she attended St. Anthony Catholic Grade School and graduated from Oconto Falls High School with the Class of 1952. Following graduation, she worked at the Gambles store and then in the lab at Scott Paper Co. On Aug. 7, 1954, she married Robert “Bob” Metzler at St. Anthony Catholic Church in Oconto Falls. Alice called Oconto Falls home for all of her life. She started out as an assistant librarian before eventually serving for over 20 years as the Oconto Falls Library librarian. She was a lifelong member of St. Anthony Catholic Church, where she once led a Madonna Bible Study Group.

Wed
30
Oct

David Paul Jacobson

David Paul Jacobson, 62, Wausau, died Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2013, at Aspirus Wausau Hospital.

David was born Nov. 7, 1950, in Oconto Falls to the late Orace and Caroline (Slang) Jacobson. He worked for Prange Distribution in Green Bay for 20 years before moving to Wausau and working 15 years for Eastbay as a warehouse manager.

David enjoyed playing solitaire on computer and golf. Most of all, he loved his time spent with his partner of 30 years, watching cooking shows or on one of their many vacations around the U.S. and the world.

David is survived by his beloved partner, Ed Bahr; siblings, Neil Jacobson, Donald Jacobson and Dr. Kathryn Jacobson; many nieces and nephews and extended family and friends.

No services will be held. You may contact Helke Funeral Home for further information.

You may sign our family guestbook at www.helke.com.

Wed
23
Oct

Charles Malueg Jr.

Charles Harold Malueg Jr., 65, formerly of Suring, passed away on Wednesday, Oct, 16, 2013. Charles was born April 19, 1948, to the late Charles Sr. and Rose (Otradovec) Malueg.

He farmed with his father in the town of How and took great pride in his occupation. Charlie was courageous, going through the undeserved struggle to retrieve his livelihood and his farm that was taken from him.

Charles is survived by five sisters, Myrna, Mona, Marsha, Sonja, Goldie; four brothers, Spencer, Gary and two other brothers; and his niece, Gigi Perez, of Nashville, Tenn. Charles is further survived by many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his sister, Margo.

Visitation was held at Gruetzmacher Funeral Home in Suring on Saturday, Oct. 19, 2013, from 11 a.m. until the funeral service at 1 p.m. with Pastor Kevin Kuhn officiating. Charles was laid to rest in Pleasant Hill Cemetery.

Wed
23
Oct

Jeanne Lawniczak

Jeanne Lawniczak, 87, Krakow, died peacefully Friday evening, Oct. 18, 2013. The daughter of Percy and Lillian (Wilson) Hudson was born Dec. 21, 1925, in Oconto Falls. On Sept. 9, 1950, she married Leonard Lawniczak. The couple raised their family and farmed in the town of Green Valley.

Jeanne was a good mom and a fun-loving woman. She enjoyed gardening, playing Red Eye and card games, going out for dinner, and spending time with family and friends.

Survivors include three daughters and three sons: Karen (Jim) Faust, Colfax; Linda (Bob) Luebke, Morgan; Gale Lawniczak (fiancé, Kenny Winter), Krakow; Dennis (Holly) Lawniczak, Krakow; Kenneth Lawniczak, Krakow; Randall (Pam) Lawniczak, Krakow; 11 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; one sister, Beverly Schroeder, Ormond Beach, Fla; nieces and nephews, other relatives and many friends.

Thu
17
Oct

Joan Conrad

Joan “Joanie” Conrad, 79, Lena, went to be with her husband, Cletus, on Saturday, Oct. 12, 2013. She was born on Aug. 21, 1934, in Hickory to the late Bernard and Lois (Wood) Gilligan.

On July 6, 1957, Joanie married Cletus Conrad at St. Michael’s Catholic Church, Suring. He preceded her in death on Oct. 29, 2003.

She was a loving and caring wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. Joanie loved traveling with Cletus, trips to the casino with family and friends, crossword puzzles, and she enjoyed the many dogs that she had over the years. No one will ever forget her strong Irish sense of humor.

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