Obituaries

Wed
31
Jul

Ida A. Fischer

Ida A. Fischer, 97, formerly of Cecil, passed away on Friday, July 26, 2013, in Appleton.

Ida was born on May 20, 1916, to the late Edward and Natalie (Reindfleisch) Wilke in the town of Underhill. On Oct. 17, 1934, she married Carl Fischer. He preceded her in death on July 6, 1991.

She is survived by her children, Donald (Deloris) Fischer, of Little Chute, Mavis (Myron) Herman, of Kenosha, Judith (Ken) Manthei, of Cecil; nine grandchildren, 26 great-grandchildren and seven great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Carl; a grandson, Jason Fischer; a great-granddaughter, Danielle (daughter of Jason and Patty Fischer); a brother and sister-in-law.

Funeral services were held on Tuesday, July 30, 2013, at Immanuel Lutheran Church White Clay Lake, Cecil, with the Rev. Steven Pockat officiating. Interment was held at Immanuel Lutheran Church Cemetery White Clay Lake.

Zastrow Funeral Home assisted the family.

Wed
31
Jul

Kelly Marie Kallies

Kelly Marie Kallies, 35, Oconto Falls, died Friday afternoon, July 26, 2013, and was received into God’s loving arms at the Meng Hospice Residence Center in De Pere, following a valiant, 14-month fight with cancer.

She was born April 22, 1978, in Green Bay to Benedict and Anne (Sinclair) Banaszynski Jr. Kelly grew up in the Pulcifer area and attended Gillett Public Schools, graduating from Gillett High School with the Class of 1996.

On July 17, 1999, she married her high school sweetheart at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Gillett. Shortly after their marriage the couple moved to Oconto Falls, where Kelly worked as a day care teacher at Building Blocks Too for eight years. She was currently working with her husband in the family business, MK Photography, of Oconto Falls.

Wed
24
Jul

Barbara Trudell

Barbara Trudell, 70. Loving wife and best friend of Peter for 50 years. Beloved mother of Jay (Cheri) and Andy (Laura). Caring grandma of five and great-grandma of one.

Barb will also be greatly missed by many other relatives and friends.

A visitation will be held at the Schmidt & Bartelt Funeral & Cremation Service, 930 Main St., Mukwonago, on Sunday, July 27, 2013, from 3 p.m. until the time of service at 4 p.m.

Memorials appreciated to the Salvation Army.

Wed
17
Jul

Albert “Allie” Barrett

Albert “Allie” Joseph Barrett entered eternal life at the age of 71, in Florida on June 25, 2013, after complications of open heart surgery.

He was born April 30, 1942, in Green Bay to the late Albert and Lorraine Barrett.

In 1945, Al’s family moved to Little Suamico, where his mother and father bought Geano Beach Resort.

Al graduated from Oconto Falls High School, Class of 1960. Following graduation, he entered the Navy. While in the Navy, Al graduated from Colombia College with a Bachelor of Arts in business administration. During his career in the Navy, he was stationed around the United States: Green Bay, Appleton, New York and finally in Florida as a recruiter. Al retired from the Navy at age 37.

He continued to work remodeling and selling homes, owning a painting business and owning a tavern. The true love of his life, though, was Al’s Foods, where he excelled in creating Scovie award-winning Al’s Jalapenos and Jeano’s Garlic in Canola Oil.

Wed
17
Jul

David R. St. Louis

David R. St. Louis, “Bimms,” 58, of Suring (Kelly Lake), passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, July 10, 2013.

David was born July 26, 1954, to Robert and Helen (Houska) St. Louis. He was a milk truck driver for Springside Cheese Factory for all of his life. He was a board member of the Kelly Lake Sanitary District.

David is survived by his mother, Helen St. Louis; two brothers, Wayne (Jean) St. Louis, Greg (Chris) St. Louis; nieces and nephews, Jennifer St. Louis, Jamie (Jared) Weigelt and Landen, Joseph St. Louis and Bobbi Jo St. Louis; godchildren, Kye Darby and Danielle and Austin, Cole (Amanda) Slatky and Mason; and his good friend, Cheri Hueckstaedt.

He was preceded in death by his father, Robert St. Louis.

Visitation was held Sunday, July 14, at Gruetzmacher Funeral Home in Suring. Visitation continued at the funeral home Monday, July 15, before the funeral service, officiated by Pastor Kevin Kuhn.

Wed
17
Jul

Lisa Mae Cortez

Lisa Mae Cortez, 35, Milwaukee, formerly of Oconto Falls, died suddenly Saturday afternoon, July 13, 2013, at a Milwaukee hospital. She was born July 17, 1977, in Alamo, Texas, to Antonio Cortez Jr. and Mary Meyer.

Lisa moved with her mother back to Oconto Falls in 1982 where she attended public schools, graduating from high school with the Class of 1995. Lisa has been living in Milwaukee the past 10 years with her three sons, whom she dearly loved and was devoted to.

Survivors are her mother, Mary Meyer, Oconto Falls; her father, Antonio Cortez Jr., Texas; her three sons, Jacob, Justin and Joseph Cortez; her fiancé, Eric; one brother, John “Bubba” Meunier, all at home; maternal grandparents, Bob (Mary Jane) Meyer, Darlene Merschdorf, all of Oconto Falls; many special friends including Debbie Mikula, Katie Garfield and Bev Sparks; numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.

She was preceded in death by her paternal grandparents, Antonio Sr. and Alicia Cortez.

Thu
11
Jul

Arthur “Art” Koslowsky

Arthur “Art” C. Koslowsky, 88, of Lena, passed away Thursday, June 27, 2013, at home with his loving family at his side. He was born to the late Charles and Tillie (Kershek) Koslowsky, Sept. 22, 1924, in the town of Lena.

Art graduated from Oconto Falls High School in 1942. He married Marie Levash on Sept. 29, 1945. They took over operation of the Koslowsky and Levash farms.

The greatest joy in his life was spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Art enjoyed teaching all his grandchildren to drive at “Papa Art’s Driving School.” He also enjoyed deer hunting, fishing, flower gardening, a great meal and a great practical joke.

Arthur was preceded in death by his wife, Marie, on Dec. 24, 2008.

Thu
11
Jul

Rita M. Fehrman

Rita M. Fehrman, 82, of Clintonville, formerly of Embarrass, passed away Monday morning, July 8, 2013, at the Pine Manor Health Care Center in Embarrass. The Eberhardt-Stevenson Funeral Home & Crematory of Clintonville is assisting her family with the arrangements.

Thu
11
Jul

Carol Kaiser

Carol Kaiser, 72, Oconto Falls, died peacefully Sunday morning, June 23, 2013, at home surrounded by her family. She was born Nov. 8, 1940, in Green Bay, to Frederick and Grace (Vanden Elzen) Baake. Carol grew up in rural Pulaski, where she attended Pulaski Public Schools.

On July 19, 1958, she married Gerald “Big Jer” Kaiser at Hofa Park. Following their marriage, the couple owned and operated a dairy farm there until moving to Anderson Lake in 1978 where they also farmed. They moved back to the Oconto Falls area in 1987. Carol enjoyed gardening, sewing, collecting angels and especially dancing, fishing and hunting with her husband. She will be fondly remembered for the dedication she gave her husband, children and grandchildren.

Thu
11
Jul

Geneva ‘Gen’ Lefeber

Geneva M. “Gen” (Snortum) Lefeber, 86, of Mountain, was laid to rest in the arms of our Lord on July 2, 2013, at Villa Loretto Nursing Home, Mt. Calvary.

She was born on Oct. 25, 1926, in Chilton, daughter of the late Albert and Anna (Jannsen) Snortum.

Gen attended school in Gravesville.

On May 31, 1944, she married Edwin W. Lefeber in Chilton.

Edwin preceded her in death on Feb. 28, 1998.

Gen worked at Tecumseh Products, New Holstein. She also helped with her husband’s business, Lefeber Well Drilling, and raised her seven children.

Gen loved to be with her children, grandchildren and friends. She loved to tell her endless list of stories and jokes and do card tricks. She also loved to travel and spend time at the casinos and do a bit of gambling.

She was a member of St. Michael’s Catholic Church in Chute Lake, Mountain.

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