Obituaries

Wed
16
Jul

Arnold Martin

Arnold “Arnie” Martin, 94, of Oconto Falls, was called home to eternal life on Tuesday, July 8, 2014. Arnold was born Aug. 24, 1919, to the late Gottlieb and Matilda (Zellmer) Martin in the town of Gillett.

He was a graduate of Oconto Falls High School and served with the U.S. Air Force in England and France during World War II. On Nov. 24, 1945, he married Irma Walters at St. John Lutheran Church in Gillett.

Arnie attended St. Norbert College and graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison with a degree in pharmacy in 1950. After employment at pharmacies in De Pere and Sturgeon Bay, he came to Oconto Falls to the Charles Raymond Pharmacy.

In 1963 he opened his own drug store with the assistance of his help-mate, Irma, and operated it until his retirement in 1988. Irma was his bookkeeper and helper for this entire period. They enjoyed camping, golfing and traveling after retirement.

Wed
16
Jul

Thomas McGuan

Thomas “Bud” James McGuan, 85, passed away on July 10, 2014, surrounded by his loving family. He was born July 11, 1928, in Baraboo.

Bud served in the U.S. Navy and was a graduate of the University of Wisconsin College of Engineering.

Bud married Beatrice “Bea” Burton on June 21, 1948, in Baraboo.

He worked for the Scott Paper Company in Oconto Falls from 1952 through 1972 and for the Scott Paper Company in Winslow, Maine, from 1972 until retirement in 1987.

Wed
16
Jul

Rob Holman

Rob Holman, 42, Stiles, died suddenly Monday evening, July 7, 2014, at home from complications with muscular dystrophy. He was born Sept. 16, 1971, in Oconto Falls to Tom and Penny (Owen) Holman.

Rob grew up in Oconto Falls, where he attended public schools and graduated with honors from high school with the Class of 1989. Following graduation from high school, Rob attended the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, where he graduated with a degree in business.

Rob will be lovingly remembered for his outgoing personality, great attitude about life and his ability to make friends easily. Having a remarkable recall for sports statistics, Rob enjoyed sports of all kinds and especially liked following the Green Bay Packers, Milwaukee Brewers and Wisconsin Badgers. He enjoyed being involved in fantasy football.

Wed
16
Jul

Melvin G. Sovinski

Melvin George Sovinski, May 27, 1926-July 6, 2014.

Never without an appointment notebook in his breast pocket and a carpenter’s ruler in his pant pocket, Melvin was a man who fulfilled many roles in his 88 years. He was first a son and brother, then a student attending 13 elementary schools before finalizing his days at Suring High School.

He served in Korea before working for Milwaukee Foundry and then became a union carpenter. Other jobs included being a mechanic at the Suring Co-op, postal worker at the Suring Post Office and sales representative for Farmers Insurance until his retirement in 1997.

Melvin was active in Ducks Unlimited, the VFW, Suring Volunteer Fire Department and especially, his faith. He was an active member of Mount Olive Lutheran Church and later St. John Lutheran Church in Townsend. He served on a number of insurance, church and local business boards.

Wed
16
Jul

Barbara Ann Talley

Barbara Ann Talley. Born into life: Oct. 21, 1954. Born into eternal life: July 2, 2014.

Left to cherish her memory: son, Jeff (Jenni Arndt) Talley, Shawano; daughter, Jennifer (Cris) Tavernier, Eugene, Oregon; stepson, Jason (Kate) Zimdars, Gunnison, Colorado; grandsons, Jimmy Talley, Shawano; Tyson Hansen, Eugene, Oregon; Payton VanLier, Eugene, Oregon; in-laws, Floyd and Erma Talley, Silver City, New Mexico; sister-in-law, Sherry (Andy) Compton, De Pere; brother-in-law, Gary Holl, Suring; nephews, Justin Holl, Suring; Jacob (Krista Merkt) Holl, Suring; Jesse (Melissa Daly) Holl, Mountain; brother, Jeff Steffen, Grants Pass, Oregon.

Preceded in death by her husband, Jim, in 1997, and parents, Roger and Del Steffen.

A memorial service will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday, July 16, at the Hope Community Church in Shawano with the Rev. John Anderson officiating. Visitation will be held at the church on Wednesday from 5 p.m. until the time of service.

Wed
09
Jul

Genevieve Alice Hein

Genevieve Alice Hein, 83, Gillett, passed away Tuesday, July 1, 2014, at her home at Bass Lake surrounded by her family. She was born on Oct. 6, 1930, at South Branch, the daughter of the late Mathias and Genevieve (Pecore) Otradovec.

On Sept. 13, 1952, Genevieve married Ruben Hein at St. Joseph of the Lake Catholic Church, South Branch. The couple made their home in West De Pere until moving to their Bass Lake home. Genevieve enjoyed bird watching, playing cards, sewing and, above all else, she loved spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was an active member of St. Michael’s Catholic Church in Keshena, where she served as secretary for 12 years.

Wed
09
Jul

Delores Junco

Delores Junco, 92, Oconto Falls, died Thursday evening, July 3, 2014, at the Jack and Engrid Meng residence in De Pere.

She was born Dec. 31, 1921, in Murray, Iowa, to Charles and Pearl (Daughertee) Lee. As a little girl, Delores moved with her family to the town of Morgan.

On May 26, 1941, she married Greg Junco in Crandon. Following their marriage, the couple lived in Milwaukee for a short time before moving back to the Oconto Falls area. Delores once worked part time at the local True Value hardware store. She was a member of the Oconto Falls United Methodist Church.

Delores will be lovingly remembered for the devotion she gave her family, being a great cook and the enjoyment she received playing Bingo.

Wed
09
Jul

Annette Blumreich

Annette Marie Blumreich passed away at Woodland Village-Oconto on July 4, 2014, at the age of 100 years, 8 months, and 20 days.

Annette was born Oct. 15, 1913, to August and Louise (Braun) Beyer on a farm in the Manawa area. She married Ervin Blumreich on Aug. 11, 1934, and the couple moved to Gillett. He preceded her in death June 28, 1961.

Annette worked many years at Baldwin Plywood, also at the canning factory and the cheese factory in Gillett. She enjoyed fishing with a large cane pole, making quilt pieces and singing.

Annette is survived by her only child, Janice Blumreich, of Oconto, nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, one sister and two brothers.

Visitation will be held on Wednesday, July 9, from 9-11 a.m. at St. John’s Lutheran Church (the clock church), 101 W. Main St., Gillett. Services will be held at 11 a.m. with Pastors Doreen and Harvey Jeffers officiating. Burial will be at Wanderer’s Rest Cemetery in Gillett.

Wed
02
Jul

Olga H. Deckert

Olga H. Deckert, 85, Oconto Falls, went home to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Sunday evening, June 29, 2014. She was born Oct. 27, 1928, in Oconto Falls to Gustave and Louise (Reinsch) Milchner.

Olga grew up in Oconto Falls, where she was baptized, confirmed, married and was a lifelong member at Grace Lutheran Church.

On Dec. 29, 1945, she married Christian Deckert in Oconto Falls, and for the next 68 years, they remained in love and devoted to each other while giving constant thanks and praise to God Almighty. Many people may not have known Olga was an artist who took orders from around the world and has her paintings placed in Italy, England and the Hawaiian islands, as well as numerous other places in the continental United States. The couple spent their winters together in Port Charlotte, Florida, for 23 years. Olga’s strong commitment to the Christian faith was one in which she daily lived and was a witness to many.

Wed
02
Jul

Doris Jansen

Doris Anna Marie (Suring) Jansen, 94, Suring, was born to eternal life and reunited with her heavenly family on Saturday, June 28, 2014, at the age of 94 years young.

Doris was a lifelong, active member of St. John Lutheran Church in Hayes, where she taught Sunday School and was a member of the Ladies Aid, LWML, choir and many other church functions. She was also a member of the Friends of the Suring Area Public Library and, most importantly, enjoyed spending time at Shay Lake.

Doris worked for many years at the Suring Red Owl and retired from the Suring Milling Company.

Pages

Subscribe to RSS - Obituaries