Obituaries

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03
Sep

Phyllis M. Anderson

Phyllis M. Anderson, 87, Mountain, passed away on Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014. She was born April 23, 1927, to the late Phil and Mary (Willes) Heisler.

Phyllis married Peter Anderson on Nov. 12, 1949, in Mountain. She worked as an assembler at Milwaukee Faucet and Briggs & Stratton until the couple moved to Mountain and bought the Green Lake Tap and operated it until 1981. She loved crocheting, painting and crafts, and she won prizes at the Oconto County Fair with her crafts. For the past 10 years, Phyllis was a resident of Woodland Village Nursing Home in Suring, where she loved playing Bingo.

Wed
03
Sep

Michael Malison

Michael “Mike” C. Malison, of Waukesha, died on Monday, Aug. 25, 2014, at Wheaton Franciscan St. Francis Hospital at the age of 64. He was born in Cadott on Oct. 28, 1949, the son of Charles and Irene (nee Hartenstein) Malison. On March 29, 1969, he married Malinda Nelson at St. Mark’s Ev. Lutheran Church.

He retired from the United States Army Reserve, where he proudly served his country. Mike worked for Western State Envelope for over 20 years. In his retirement, he worked at Bob’s Homes in Peshtigo and as a hunting guide in the Upper Peninsula. Mike loved being up north and enjoyed the outdoors, hunting and fishing.

Wed
27
Aug

Loren Schwartz

Loren Charles Schwartz, 84, died at The Cottages in Shawano on Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014. He was born Jan. 13, 1930, on a dairy farm in Porterfield to Carl and Cecelia (Wiedemeier) Schwartz.

The oldest of five children, he attended school through the eighth grade and then worked the family farm and on his Uncle Toby’s fox farm. He also developed skills as a carpenter during these years.

When his younger brother, Don, reached age 18, Loren was drafted into the Army for two years, stationed near Anchorage, Alaska, where he earned his high school diploma. Upon returning from Alaska, he worked for his brother-in-law, Elmer Kobus, who was engaged in building power transmission lines in northern Wisconsin.

Wed
27
Aug

Ethel Schwartz

Ethel Mary Schwartz, 79, died at The Cottages in Shawano on Sunday, Aug. 24, 2014. Ethel left us less than 24 hours from when she lost her beloved husband, Loren.

She was born July 16, 1935, on a dairy farm in Nadeau, Michigan, to Antone and Rose (Frazer) Poupore. The youngest of four children, she graduated from Stevenson High School, where she played half-court basketball, in 1953. After graduation, she worked for Burlington Railroad in Chicago for 10 years as a statistician.

During this time, she traveled to California and Colorado with her girlfriends. She met her husband, Loren Charles Schwartz, at the park pavilion in Gillett, and they married at St. Bruno’s Catholic Church in Nadeau on June 2, 1962. They raised four children in their home on Eschner Avenue in Gillett. Above all else, Ethel loved her children and cherished her 13 grandchildren.

Wed
27
Aug

Robert Micoley

Robert “Bob” P. Micoley, 85, Oconto Falls, died early Monday morning, Aug. 25, 2014, at home, surrounded by his family. He was born March 15, 1929, in Oconto County to Paul and Elsie (Compe) Micoley.

Bob grew up in rural Oconto Falls, where he attended Kelly Brook Elementary School and later graduated from Oconto Falls High School with the Class of 1946. As a young man, he entered the U.S. Army and served in Korea during the war until his honorable discharge.

On Oct. 3, 1953, he married Norene Anderson at Maple Valley Lutheran Church. Bob lived most of his life in the Oconto Falls area, where he farmed, was employed by Zippel Construction and drove school bus for the district. He was a member of Riverview Alliance Church in Oconto Falls and Oconto Falls American Legion Post No. 302.

Bob will be fondly remembered for the love he had for his family and the outdoors, especially for hunting, fishing and golfing, and for his great sense of humor.

Wed
27
Aug

Leonard L. Kallies

Leonard L. Kallies, 74, of Pound, passed away peacefully at Woodland Village Nursing Center, Suring, on Friday, Aug. 22, 2014. He was born Aug. 8, 1940, to the late Lawrence and Hazel (Hintz) Kallies.

Leonard was employed at Graetz Manufacturing Co. from 1964 until his retirement in 2006. Leonard also farmed approximately 40 acres and raised beef cattle.

A faithful member of Hillside Assembly of God, he served as a deacon for many terms starting at 18 years of age. Always serving the community, Leonard was a volunteer fireman for Brazeau for 25-plus years. His passionate hobby of photography developed into a thriving business in the 1980s and continued until 2006. He was a talented singer and guitarist, performing with The Friday Night Gospel Group at various churches from 1999-2009.

Wed
20
Aug

Madeline L. Milheiser

Madeline L. Milheiser, 91, Oconto Falls, died Tuesday morning, Aug. 12, 2014, at Sharpe Care Ltd. She was born Feb. 24, 1923, in Lena to Joseph and Amelia (Metzner) Beschta.

Madeline grew up in the Lena area, where she graduated from Lena High School with the Class of 1941.

On Sept. 13, 1947, she married Louis Milheiser in Lena. Following their marriage the couple moved to Oconto Falls, where Madeline was employed as a teacher’s aide at Jefferson Elementary School. She was a longtime member of St. Anthony Catholic Church and the PCCW. As an avid follower of all sports, Madeline kept close tabs on the Milwaukee Brewers and Green Bay Packers, having a keen knowledge of both past and present players, statistics and their talents or “lack thereof.”

Wed
20
Aug

Alice E. Bowman

Alice E. Bowman, 101, Mountain, passed away on Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2014. She was born to the late John and Lily (Waltho) McAllan on Feb. 3, 1913.

Alice McAllan married Bernard Bowman on Dec. 15, 1929, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Lakewood. The couple lived all of their lives in the Mountain area, where they farmed and owned and operated a grocery store. Alice also drove school bus.

Alice was a hard worker and was very dedicated to everything she did. She was a member of St. Michael Catholic Church in Suring.

Alice is survived by her daughter, Joan (Glenn) Harris, of Mountain; her son, Jerry Bowman, of Mountain; many grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. She is further survived by many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Bernard, in 2005; her two sons, Kenneth and Bernard Jr.; and her 11 siblings.

Wed
20
Aug

Arvilla Johnson

Arvilla Johnson, 97, Oconto Falls, died early Tuesday morning, Aug. 12, 2014, at Sharpe Care. She was born Sept. 7, 1916, in Mountain to Albert and Jessie (Hurning) Bartz.

Arvilla grew up in the Mountain area, where she graduated high school with the Class of 1934.

On Sept. 4, 1936, she married Bob Johnson in Oconto Falls. Arvilla lived in Oconto Falls for most of her life. She was employed at Helstad Drug Store for almost 30 years.

She was a longtime member of the Oconto Falls United Methodist Church, where she was very active in numerous church activities. Arvilla also belonged to the Oconto Falls Women’s Club, the CMH Auxiliary, River Island Golf Club and, as an avid bridge player, participated in many bridge clubs.

Arvilla will be fondly remembered as a loving, caring and giving person who was always ready to give a hug.

Wed
20
Aug

Wanda Rudie

Wanda Katherine Rudie

Jan. 11, 1963-Aug. 12, 2014

Wanda was born to Richard and Carol Nelson, attended Hayes Lutheran School, graduated from Gillett High School and became an Outstanding Graduate in 4-H.

She went on to graduate from Northeast Wisconsin Technical College as a licensed practical nurse and concluded her career in insurance.

Wanda married Todd R. Rudie on April 19, 1986, and they recently celebrated their 28th anniversary.

She became active in 4-H again with her two daughters in 1997 and passed the 4-H tradition on to them.

Wanda was active in the church and educated many young souls in Sunday school.

She is survived by her husband, Todd; daughters, Heather and Alyssa; her parents; siblings, Rodney and Hope; and nieces and nephews.

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