Obituaries

Tue
10
Jul

E. John Nelson

Edward John Nelson passed away quietly on Saturday afternoon, July 7, 2018, at the age of 103. His beloved wife, Ruby, and other family members were by his side.

E. John, as he was known by most of his life, was born on June 8, 1915, on a small farm in the Town of Maple Valley. He married the love of his life on June 20, 1943, and they recently celebrated their 75th wedding anniversary. Together they raised a family of eight children. Jon (Shirley), David (Nancy), Tim and Joel, all of Watertown, and Paul (Susie) of Osseo. Four children preceded him in death, Steven, Mark (Jan), Gail and Beth, who died in infancy. He is further survived by 11 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren, and other relatives and friends.

E. John owned and operated the Mobil Oil gas station for over 25 years in Suring, their hometown. In 1969, the family moved to Watertown where he worked in the maintenance department at Bethesda Lutheran Home until his retirement.

Tue
10
Jul

Alma L. Salesky

Alma L. Salesky, 83, of Oconto Falls, formerly of Coleman, passed away July 7, 2018, with her nieces at her side. She was born to the late to Gustaf and Elsie Johnson on July 22, 1934, in Oconto Falls. She married Sylvin Salesky on Oct. 21, 1961, at the First Baptist Church. Alma is survived by her brothers Carl, Arnold (Joyce), David (Janice), a sister Lillian (George) Friedli, special nieces Donna Spang and Bev Szymanski, and other nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, her sister Ruth Nass, brothers Leonard, Raymond and Gus, and her in-laws Alice and Albert.

The family would like to thank Bev, Donna and Sun Valley Home for their love and care over the years.

According to Alma’s wishes, private services will be held. Rhodes Charapata Funeral Home is assisting the family.

A special thank you to Unity Hospice for the care they gave to Alma.

Tue
10
Jul

J. Eva Block

Josette Eva (Conger) Block, 82, of Gillett, passed away Thursday, July 5, 2018, at ThedaCare Shawano.

Eva was born May 3, 1936, in Keshena to Theodore and Julia (Wishcobey) Conger. She was a member of the Menominee Indian Tribe of Wisconsin. She was a graduate of Shawano High School and Spencerian Business College in Milwaukee. On Dec. 22, 1956, she married Richard Block, and they lived in Milwaukee and West Allis before retiring to Gillett.

Eva was employed as a medical transcriptionist at various hospitals and clinics in the Milwaukee area for over 30 years. She enjoyed playing the accordion, going to the casinos and traveling throughout the U.S. with her family. She was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church in Gillett.

Tue
10
Jul

Florence M. Klawitter

Florence M. Klawitter, age 85 of Suring, passed away on Thursday, July 5, 2018. Florence was born on June 14, 1933, to the late John and Myrtle (Tousey) Dessart in Suring. She married Richard Klawitter on Dec. 25, 1957.

Florence and Richard both worked as teachers for the Suring School District for many years until their retirement. Florence greatly enjoyed knitting, sewing, cooking, gardening and picture framing. Florence was always willing to teach and help anyone she met. She was a member of the Suring United Methodist Church.

Florence is survived by her nieces and nephews, Pamela J. (Setum) Brackmann, Rodney (Karen) Setum and family, David Holmes, Dawn Holmes, DuWayne Holmes and Ken (Maddy) Holmes; beloved cat, Buddy. She is further survived by other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Richard, on Aug. 12, 2015; parents, John and Myrtle; brother, Edward Dessart; sister, Louise (Robert) Setum.

Tue
10
Jul

Roger Firgens

Roger Firgens, 64, of Suring, passed away on Thursday, July 5, 2018, after a battle with brain cancer, surrounded by his family and friends. Roger was born on July 26, 1953, to Elmer and Betty (Schuettpelz) Firgens at the Oconto Falls Hospital. Roger grew up in Breed on the Firgens Farm. He attended the Suring School and graduated with the class of 1971. Roger continued his education with an agriculture class at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He returned to Suring where he worked at Memline, where he met his wife, Erika, in 1975. Roger and Erika married in 1978 at St. John Lutheran Church in Hayes. Roger and Erika started their family, having four wonderful children: Joshua, Samantha, Adam and Ethan. Roger finished his career as the Safety Director at Diversified Woodcraft Inc. for the last 15 years.

Wed
04
Jul

Marcella (Kohel) Schroeder

Marcella “Sally” (Kohel) Schroeder, 81, Suring, peacefully went to her heavenly home on a warm summer Thursday evening, June 28, 2018, at home surrounded by family. She was born Oct. 17, 1936, on the family homestead in the Town of Morgan to Theodore and Gladys (Sell) Gaertig. As a young girl, Sally attended a one-room schoolhouse, Morgan Central, and graduated from Oconto Falls High School with the class of 1954. It was during this part of her life where she enjoyed driving tractors and having fun at socials and dances in Krakow and Green Valley. As a young lady with dreams of city life, she moved to Milwaukee where she became known as “Marcy.”

Wed
04
Jul

Teresa K. Eaker

Teresa Kim Eaker (Frushour) passed away suddenly on June 30, 2018. Teresa was born Nov. 11, 1960, in Detroit, Michigan, to Gloria and Rouland Frushour.

Teresa’s love and compassion for life was demonstrated through her family and transferred to all those around her. There were no lengths she would not go to comfort, care, and help those in need, whether they were in her direct orbit or those she never met. She has touched so many throughout her short life as a loving wife, a mother to her wonderful children, a sister, an aunt, and a friend. All those she babysat as well as the friends of her children were treated and cared for as if they were her own; all knowing her love and tenderness, but when needed, a scolding, even into their adult lives. If only there were more like this cherished soul in this world.

Wed
04
Jul

June B. Miller

June B. Miller, age 82, passed away peacefully at Bellin Hospital on June 26, 2018.

June was born on June 1, 1936, to the late Walter & Anna (Konop) Miller. She graduated from Bonduel High School in 1954 and spent a majority of her career working for Kohler Co., retiring after 40-plus years of service.

She was preceded in death by her parents, brothers Allen Miller and Wally Miller, and sister Nancy Hottenstine.

June is survived and missed by her daughter, Dawn Van Winkle, of Green Bay; grandchildren, Ryan (Saji) Van Winkle, of Plymouth, and Skyler (Carrie) Van Winkle, of Green Bay; and four great-grandchildren, Alex, Anthony, Liliah, and Makaela. She is further survived by her sisters, Sylvia Kahler and Nat Spang; and her brothers Dean Miller and Robert Miller.

The family would like to thank Bellin Hospital and Unity Hospice for their assistance.

Wed
04
Jul

Wayne Murach

Wayne Murach, 76, Oconto Falls, passed away unexpectedly, Tuesday, June 19, 2018, at St. Mary’s Hospital. He was born on July 10, 1941, to the late Leo and Dorothy Murach in Coleman.

He is survived by his daughters, Karen Murach and Connie (Gary) Lenz; five grandchildren, Cassy, Kyle, Cory and Kristopher Lentz, Nicole Murach; one great-grandson, Brentlee (Chelsey) Vanharen; sisters and brothers, Lewis (Patricia) Murach, Elsie (Russell) Drevs, Marlene (Ronald) Thoney, Doris Enserom, Francis Osier; and nephew, Glenn Squires.

In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his sons, Brian and Kevin, and many brothers and sisters.

Per Wayne’s wishes, no formal services will be held.

Expressions of sympathy, memories and photos may be shared with Wayne’s family on www.lyndahl.com.

Tue
26
Jun

Bernice Paulson

Bernice Paulson, 80, of Oconto Falls, passed away on Tuesday, June 19, 2018, in Green Bay. She was born on Sept. 8, 1937, to the late Robert and Bernice (Scutt) Jewell. On May 10, 1958, she married Robert Paulson. They just recently celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary. Bernice enjoyed sewing and needlework. She was active with the 4-H with her needlework. She was also an avid gardener and very active in the church, which was very important to her.

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