Obituaries

Wed
25
Jan

Dorothy M.W. Runge

Dorothy M. W. Runge was born on Feb. 1, 1913, in Hintz to Edward and Mary (Tolzmann) Holl. She was baptized at Christ Lutheran Church on March 23, 1913, and was confirmed there on Oct. 31, 1926. She graduated from Shawano High School in 1931 as valedictorian of her class. On Jan. 2, 1932, she married Clarence Runge, with the Rev. H. F. Braun officiating, at the parsonage of Immanuel Lutheran Church, White Clay Lake.

Dorothy worked for the Gillett Public School system as a cook for 30 years and Mueller’s Supermarket until it closed.

She is survived by her children, Darlene Bergmann, of Green Bay, Tom (Pam) Runge, of Loves Park, Illinois, Mary (Bill) Blumreich, of Gillett, along with many grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.

Dorothy was preceded in death by her mother, Mary; father, Edward Holl; husband, Clarence Runge; daughter, Betty Runge; and two sons, Edward (Mike) Runge and Curtis Runge.

Wed
25
Jan

Marion C. Henne

Marion Catherine (Donlevy) Henne, 84, of Oconto Falls, died as she lived, surrounded by her family and friends in the comfort of her home, Sunday afternoon, Jan. 15, 2017.

She was one of nine children, born on Feb. 28, 1932, in the family home at Stiles to Albert and Hazel Donlevy. Marion grew up in the Oconto area, where the family resided. She married Ralph “Jr.” Oscar Henne on April 29, 1950, at St. Anthony Catholic Church, Oconto Falls. They raised seven children and resided most of their life on Maple Avenue in Oconto Falls, which has been a happy gathering place for five generations. Her home was always filled with family, friends and children. She loved to feed everyone and made sure to have their favorite food or treats.

Wed
18
Jan

Dan Schneider

Dan Schneider, 65, of Breed, passed away on Sunday, Jan. 15, 2017. He was born on July 28, 1951, to the late Vernon and Darleen (Baeten) Schneider in Menomonee Falls.

He married Linda Cleary on Sept. 30, 1972, in Menomonee Falls. Dan graduated from Menomonee Falls High School and went on to attend the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point. For 40 years, he worked at Patz Sales Inc. in Pound. Throughout his life, Dan was involved in three bands, including The Schneider Brothers, Rocky Top and Jus Havn Phun with Don Mosier.

Dan is survived by his wife, Linda; son, Robert Schneider; granddaughter, Cheyenne; brothers, Brian Schneider and Jeff Schneider; sister, Chris Schneider. He is further survived by many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Wed
18
Jan

Bruce F. Schuettpelz

Bruce F. Schuettpelz, 76, of Oconto, passed away on Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2017, at Bellin Hospital, Green Bay.

Bruce was born on May 10, 1940, in Oconto Falls to the late Lester and Clara (Runge) Schuettpelz. He married Sharon Wolford on April 19, 1975.

Bruce served his country in the U.S. Navy on the aircraft carrier USS Intrepid. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and reading. Bruce was a member of Zion Lutheran Church, Oconto.

Bruce is survived by his wife, Sharon Schuettpelz, Oconto; daughter, Melissa (Henry) Craft, Menomonie; two sons, Matthew Schuettpelz, Oconto, and Jessie Longsine, Sheboygan; three sisters, Diane (Daryl) Knox, Texas, Kathy Hirvela, Green Bay, and Sherry (Duane) Weise, Waupaca; brother, Frank Schuettpelz, Gillett; brothers-in-law, Steve (Gisela) Wolford, Colorado, and Gerald Marshall, Lena; four grandchildren, Gideon, Phoebe, Cecilia and Lauren; and many nieces and nephews.

Wed
18
Jan

Lillian M. Miller

Lillian M. Miller, 86, Gillett, passed away Saturday, Jan. 14, 2017, at Woodlands of Suring. She was surrounded by family.

Lillian was born in Gillett on April 19, 1930, a daughter of the late Robert and Hattie (Mueller) Zahn. She attended local schools and was a lifelong Gillett resident. Lillian was married to Roy Miller on June 10, 1950, and together they raised three children. She worked as a bookkeeper and was employed by Parkside Dairy from 1951 to 1979 and by Seneca Foods from 1972 until the time of her retirement in 1997. In her free time, Lillian enjoyed crocheting and working on jigsaw puzzles. She will be sadly missed.

Wed
11
Jan

George W. Jewell

George Wesley Jewell, 95, Oceanside, California, and formerly of Gillett, passed away Friday, Jan. 6, 2017.

He was born March 9, 1921, in Gillett to Robert W. and Bernice (Scutt) Jewell, one of 10 children. George was baptized in Gillett Methodist Church and went to Quarterline Grade School, a one room school house. He graduated from Gillett High School, Class of 1939, and later enlisted in the U.S. Army in April of 1941. George served with the 32nd Division Red Arrow in New Guinea and was awarded the Bronze Star for his service.

He went to Marquette University on the G.I. Bill and graduated as a civil engineer. George moved to California and worked for Haliberton/Dick Chaney where he met and married Betty Bryant.

Wed
11
Jan

Adolph J. Paholke

Adolph “Junior” John Paholke, 82, of Gillett, went home to his Savior on Jan. 8, 2017, unexpectedly at his home.

Adolph was born in the Township of Hintz on Oct. 29, 1934, to the late Adolph and Anna (Arndt) Paholke. He married Rose Ruch on Jan. 8, 1955, at St. John Lutheran Church in Hayes. He attended Christ Lutheran Church in Hintz, where his children and many of his extended family continue to attend.

Adolph worked at Linwood Manufacturing and Carter Airport in Pulaski until his retirement. Adolph also worked cutting firewood for Laverne Hinkfuss. He loved playing the harmonica, button box and the accordion, playing in several bands.

Adolph enjoyed spending time with his children and grandchildren and participating in the Abrams Accordion Club. He was an active member at Christ Lutheran Church, where he held several offices and regularly attended Bible study.

Wed
11
Jan

Kate N. Page

Kate Natalie Page, 40, of Hatley, passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, Jan. 8, 2017.

Kate was born in Shawano on June 3, 1976, to Charles and Marti Matyska. After graduating from high school, Kate earned a bachelor’s degree in urban forestry from the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point. She worked for a short time in the Czech Republic before returning to Wisconsin and settling in the Wausau area. On Sept. 5, 2004, she was united in marriage to Lee Page at the top of Rib Mountain.

Kate loved nature and animals and had a passion for animal rights. She was also very artistic and enjoyed gardening and photography.

Kate was a wonderful woman with a big heart, always thinking of others and putting the needs of others before her own. She will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved her.

Wed
11
Jan

Jean M. Voster

Jean M. Voster, 62, of Suring, passed away peacefully on Friday, Dec. 30, 2016, at The Clement J. Zablocki VA Medical Center in Milwaukee, with her life partner, Michelle, by her side.

Jean had concord lung cancer for the past four years. She was born to Vernon and Ruth (Jamison) Voster, of Appleton, on April 11, 1954. Jean graduated from Xavier High School in 1972. She went on to college at Milwaukee Area Technical College, where she graduated in the late ’70s.

Jean joined the United States Army in 1982 in the career field of signal. Jean was stationed in many different places, such as Germany, Korea, United Arab Emirates, Dubai and Honduras. She was in such states as Oklahoma, Texas and Indiana, and her last duty station was where she retired from in 2006.

Wed
04
Jan

Jean M. Voster

Jean M. Voster, 62, of Suring, passed away peacefully on Friday, Dec. 30, 2016, at The Clement J. Zablocki VA Medical Center in Milwaukee, with her life partner, Michelle, by her side.

Jean had concord lung cancer for the past four years. She was born to Vernon and Ruth (Jamison) Voster, of Appleton, on April 11, 1954. Jean graduated from Xavier High School in 1972. She went on to college at Milwaukee Area Technical College, where she graduated in the late ’70s.

Jean joined the United States Army in 1982 in the career field of signal. Jean was stationed in many different places, such as Germany, Korea, United Arab Emirates, Dubai and Honduras. She was in such states as Oklahoma, Texas and Indiana, and her last duty station was where she retired from in 2006.

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