Obituaries

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Orven L. Fabry

Orven L. Fabry, 82, of Suring, passed away on Saturday, Nov. 26, 2016, at Woodland Village Nursing Home in Suring. Orven was born on Jan. 6, 1934, to the late John and Mamie (Monfort) Fabry in the town of Spruce.

Orven married Violet Pusich on Jan. 8, 1955, in Denver, Colorado, at the Air Force Base Chapel. Orven was a proud Air Force veteran and graduated as an electronics technician in the Air Force, serving from 1954 to 1956. It was at that time he made the life changing decision to change his career to tirelessly care for his ill father and farm his father’s land.

In 1959, Orven and Violet moved and started their own family farm. Orven loved working the land and was proud of it. It was truly a “family farm.” Orven had a loving and generous heart.

Orven was proud of his beautiful wife and their seven children. As grandchildren and great-grandchildren came into his life, he touched their hearts in a special way.

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Nov

Elaine A. Marquardt

Elaine A. Marquardt, 87, Oconto Falls, died peacefully on Thursday morning, Nov. 17, 2016, at Meadow View Assisted Living in Bonduel. She was born on Nov. 6, 1929, in Oconto to Jacob and Adeline (Faulds) Karban.

Elaine grew up in Oconto where she attended Catholic elementary school, later graduating from Oconto High School with the Class of 1947. She continued her education at Marinette Normal, later earning her master’s in education degree from the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh.

On Oct. 29, 1955, she married Howard R. Marquardt Sr. in Oconto. The couple lived in Oconto Falls all their married lives.

Elaine worked as an elementary school teacher for the Oconto Falls Public School District for all of her adult life. Elaine also taught music at one time, traveling to all the classrooms in the district.

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23
Nov

Doris I. Kriegl

Doris I. Kriegl, 93, of Homestead, passed away peacefully at the the home of family in Suring on Friday, Nov. 11, 2016. She was born on March 21, 1923, in Brookside, the 12th child of the late Abe and Mary (Rowell) Hyland.

Doris was employed as a waitress and bartender throughout her working years in the Aurora and Coleman areas. Her passion was cooking, baking and canning for family and friends. She was happiest playing cards and telling jokes.

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23
Nov

Arthur M. Shafman II

Arthur Martin Shafman II, 60, of Suring, passed away on Nov. 3, 2016. He was born on July 24, 1956, to the late David and Carol (Whiting) Shafman, of Oconto.

Arthur served in the U.S. Army. Arthur worked the majority of his life as an over-the-road truck driver to provide for his family. In retirement he enjoyed spending time with his wife, children and grandchildren, teaching them to build and fix things and passing his knowledge and passion for cooking.

Arthur is survived by the love of his life, Marjorie Shafman (Detaeje), married Oct. 19, 1974 (42 years); five children, Kristopher Shafman, of Gillett, Jennifer Corcoran (Kevin), of Green Bay, Rebecca Tuchscherer (Joseph), of Underhill, Melissa Shafman (Richard Marifke), of Suring, and Heather Shafman, of Lena; and eight grandchildren, Patrick, Liam, Lucas, Jack, Gregory, Caleb, Kyleigh and Cassielle.

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23
Nov

Reginald E. Pope

The Rev. Emeritus Reginald E. Pope, 89, Oconto Falls, went to his eternal home on Tuesday evening, Nov. 15, 2016, at Aurora Bay Care Medical Center in Green Bay. The youngest of two boys was born Dec. 23, 1926, to Reinhart and Ella (Dettman) Pope in Rock Springs.

He grew up in Milwaukee, where he attended Concordia School and later Northwestern Preparatory and College in Watertown, graduating in 1948. He continued his Christian education at Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary in Mequon, graduating with his Master of Divinity degree in 1952.

On June 29, 1952, he married Patsy Garbrecht at Our Savior Lutheran Church in Lena. Following their marriage, the couple served St. Luke’s parish in Lemmon and White Butte, South Dakota, and then Redeemer Lutheran Church in Mandan, North Dakota. Pastor Pope then established a mission congregation in Pompano Beach, Florida, and he also served as chaplain at Homestead Air Force Base.

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16
Nov

Iva Lorraine Flynn

Iva Lorraine Flynn, 89, of Suring, passed away on Nov. 7, 2016, at Woodland Village Nursing Home in Suring. She was born on Sept. 11, 1927, to the late Dudley and Ella (Grimm) Whitney in Belvidere, Illinois.

Lorraine graduated from Mountain High School with the Class of 1945. She married Louis “Corky” Flynn on Feb. 18, 1950, at St. Michael’s Catholic Church in Suring. Together they owned and operated Corky’s Bar in Suring for 16 years and then in Breed for 20 years. Lorraine was known for her chili, hamburgers and Friday fish fry.

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Lewis A. Cook

Lewis A. Cook, 78, of Oconto Falls, passed peacefully into eternity on Wednesday, June 15, 2016, at his daughter’s home. He was born on June 28, 1937, to Hubert L. Cook and Martha P. (Bork) Cook of Dalton City, Illinois.

Louie graduated from Shelbyville (Illinois) High School in 1955 and married Judith Blankenship on July 27, 1958. They celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary in 2008.

Louie farmed on the family farm and then became a tool-and-die maker. After working in a few machine shops, he worked for Borg-Warner Automotive for more than 30 years in Decatur, Dixon and Shelbyville, Illinois. After retiring in 1999, he built and ran his own machining business, Lake City Machine and Tool, in Shelbyville until 2006.

After Judy’s death in 2012, Louie moved to his own home in Oconto Falls to be near his daughter, Robin, and her family.

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11
Nov

Marian T. Messinger

Marian Theresa Messinger, 87, Oconto Falls, died on Monday morning, Nov. 7, 2016. She was born on July 29, 1929, to Elzer and Emma (Klozotsky) Tessier and attended St. Joseph’s Catholic School and Oconto High School, graduating with the Class of 1947.

As a young adult, she was employed at the Oconto library (Marian the Librarian) and in the office of Bond Pickle Co. (the Bond Pickle Girl). She was swept off her feet at a dance by the dashing Robert Messinger. They were married on Sept. 20, 1952, and spent most of their life in Oconto Falls, with a few years in Florida.

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11
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Richard Messenger Sr.

Richard “Dick” Messenger, 66, of Lena, passed away at home after a long, courageous battle with cancer on Nov. 5, 2016. Born in Oconto, he was the son of the late Clyde and Ruth Messenger.

Dick was a loving husband, father, grandfather and brother who will be greatly missed by his family.

Dick served in the U.S. Air Force following graduation from Lena High School in 1967. He worked in the paper industries for Scott Tissue in Oconto Falls for 24 years and at Tufco Technologies in Green Bay for 12 years until retirement. He was an avid sportsman and enjoyed hunting and fishing and spending time outdoors with his family.

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Dale J. Brehmer

Dale J. Brehmer, 78, Oconto Falls, died suddenly on Saturday evening, Nov. 5, 2016, at home as a result of complications from cancer. The youngest of three boys of Gustave and Ila Mae (Powell) Brehmer was born on April 1, 1938, in Milwaukee.

As a young boy, he moved with his family to Oconto Falls where he attended St. Anthony Elementary School and graduated from Oconto Falls High School with the Class of 1957. Following graduation, he entered the U.S. Navy and served during the Cuban Missile Crisis. Upon his honorable discharge from the service, he returned to Oconto Falls.

On June 22, 1963, he married Carol Paitel in Lena, and the couple made their home in Oconto Falls where they raised two sons. Dale lived in Oconto Falls most of his life. He was employed at the Scott Paper Co. for over 30 years. He was also a Boy Scout leader for over 20 years and, in retirement, was known for driving Peterson Ford vehicles in area parades and handing out candy.

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