Obituaries

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.

Thu
11
Jul

Stephen P. Micoley

Stephen P. Micoley, 89, Spruce, passed away peacefully, surrounded by his family on Sunday, July 7, 2013. He was born Aug. 26, 1923, at the family homestead in Spruce.

On Aug. 14, 1954, Stephen married Shirley Suelflow. Together they owned and operated the Micoley family dairy farm in Spruce. He also tended bar at the Holiday Inn and Round Roof at Kelly Lake for almost 40 years.

He loved deer hunting, trout fishing, bowling and playing cards with the weekly group.

Survivors include his wife of 58 years, Shirley, two children, Kim (Anthony) McGinitty, Oconto Falls, Mark (Kathy) Micoley, Spruce; five grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; one sister-in-law, Dee Lenz, Milwaukee; nieces, nephews other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by two sisters, Gertrude Jisa and Dorothy Kanack, and two brothers, Albert and Bernard “Butch.”

Thu
11
Jul

Barbara J. Schoemann

Dec. 17, 1942–June 12, 2013

Barbara Jean (Robbins) Schoemann passed away Wednesday morning, June 12, 2013, at Community Memorial Hospital, of Oconto Falls, after a short illness.

Barb was born in Duluth, Minn., on Dec. 17, 1942, to Betty M. (DeBoer) and Don C. Robbins, who preceded her in death.

She married David E. Schoemann on Sept. 9, 1989, who also preceded her in death.

She leaves to mourn her passing sisters and brothers, Marcia L. (Jim) Oliver, of Bossier City, La., Don P. (Hope) Robbins, of North Las Vegas, Nev., Debora L. (Patrick, deceased) Duchac, Cassopolis, Mich., MaryAnn K. (Mike) Imhoff, Racine, Wis., Kerry D. (Patty) Lillo, Racine, Wis., stepfather, Renaldo C. (Arlene) Lillo, of Bonduel, Wis., and brother-in-law, Gerald E. (Jeri) Schoemann, Racine, Wis. Many nieces and nephews also survive, as well as her friends and neighbors.

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