Obituaries

Wed
16
Apr

Earl Roy Reinhold

Earl Roy Reinhold, 88, Anderson, Calif., went to be with the Lord on Sunday, April 6, 2014. He was born Nov. 11, 1925, in Underhill to the late Edward and Natalie (Ratz) Reinhold.

On July 11, 1953, Earl married Lucinda Loretta Reinhold; they celebrated 61 years of marriage.

Earl worked at Graetz Mfg. as a welder and also farmed until retiring and settling in Anderson, Calif. He enjoyed playing guitar and mandolin at nursing homes and jail ministry services, as well as offering a helping hand to anybody in need. He was a kind and God-loving man who trusted God through the good times and bad.

Earl left behind his beloved wife, Lucinda; daughter, Shirley (Michael) Stanczak; son, Steve (Heidi) Reinhold; daughter-in-law, Anne (Johnson) Reinhold; grandchildren, Ashley, Tyler and Courtney Stanczak, and Zack, Ben, Jesse, David, Nicole, Isaac, Joseph and Michael Reinhold.

Wed
16
Apr

Gloria Rosalie Young

Gloria R. Young, 68, 9584 Rose Road, Gillett, entered into rest April 10 at St. Vincent’s Hospital, surrounded by her family.

The former Gloria Wurtsbaugh, daughter of the late Dale and Marguerite Eades, was born April 12, 1945.

Gloria is survived by her husband, Raymond “Chicken” Young Jr.; three children, Kenneth (Paula) Young, Gillett, Kristina (Penny) Young, Appleton, and Tracey Young; a special friend Mindy Young; six grandchildren, Zach, Heidi, Alex, Jon, Charles and Little John; two great-grandchildren, Rhiannon and Ada, with two more on the way; 11 brothers and sisters and their families; two brothers-in-law; five sisters-in-law and their families; and many other relatives and close friends.

She is preceded in death by her parents and her mother and father-in-law, Raymond and Alice Young; two infant children, Troy and Tori; and three siblings.

Wed
09
Apr

Dorothy J. Luedeman-Lindner

Dorothy J. Luedeman-Lindner passed away on April 7, 2014. Dorothy was born June 5, 1928, in Fairchild to the late Thaddeus and Anna Flick.

She married Robert Luedeman on Aug. 13, 1949. They lived in Gillett and spent their winters in Florida until Robert passed away on April 4, 1998. While living in Florida, Dorothy met, then married Andrew Lindner on Oct. 26, 2001.

The couple lived in Florida until Andy preceded Dorothy in death on Nov. 15, 2009. Dorothy continued to live in Florida until poor health forced her to return to Wisconsin in 2010, and she resided at The Cottages in Shawano.

Dorothy worked in the automobile industry for 40 years until her retirement on Dec. 14, 1990.

Wed
09
Apr

Roger Erickson

Roger Erickson, 83, Gillett, passed away with his family by his side on Friday, April 4, 2014. He was born on Oct. 22, 1930, to the late Carl and Cora (Beilfus) Erickson.

At the age of 17, Roger joined the United States Army during the Korean War. He proudly served his country, and in the process received a Bronze Star. He was honorably discharged in May 1952 and was ready to start a family.

Roger dedicated the rest of his life to his family and work. He spent 40-plus years as a butcher in Milwaukee. After retiring, he moved to Gillett and worked at the meat packing plant.

On Feb. 16, 1952, Roger married the love of his life, Marion (Paulson) Erickson, and spent the next 62 years more than happily married. They were wed at Bethel Lutheran Church, where he would spend the rest of his life serving God and his church. He filled many roles and wore many hats in the church over the course of his lifetime.

Wed
02
Apr

Carl W. Brandt

Carl W. Brandt, 79, of Eagle River, passed away on Saturday, March 22, 2014, at Rennes Health and Rehab in Rhinelander. He was born on April 22, 1934, in Mauston to Charles and Kitty Brandt.

Carl married Vivian Janik on Sept. 5, 1953, in Dubuque, Iowa. They resided in Milwaukee, later moving to Oconto Falls, where Carl was employed at Chadwick Manufacturing. He and his family moved to Eagle River, where Carl was plant manager for Four Seasons Homes of Phelps. He then joined Norco Windows, later to become JELD-WEN Windows, until the time of his retirement.

As a younger man, Carl satisfied his need for speed as a driver in stock car and snowmobile racing, including time as a regional factory team driver for Polaris snowmobiles. Among his interests, Carl enjoyed turkey hunting with his brother, John, fishing, and deer hunting with friends. He was an avid fan of the Green Bay Packers, NASCAR and Sprint Car racing.

Wed
02
Apr

Jeffrey A. Legner

Jeffrey A. Legner, 33, of Odell, Ill., died Tuesday, March 25, 2014, at 5:08 a.m. as a result of an auto accident on Interstate Highway 55 in rural Dwight, Ill.

Jeff was born on May 30, 1980, in Pontiac, Ill., a son of Dennis and Vicki (Kridner) Legner.

He married Heidi Boehlen on Aug. 5, 2006, at Oconto Falls. She survives in Odell, Ill.

Also surviving are three children, Zack, Tiffany and Chris, all at home; his father, Dennis Legner, of Odell, Ill.; his mother, Vicki Legner, of Bloomington, Ill.; one brother, Kevin (Erin) Legner, of Bloomington, Ill., his mother-in-law, Anne Boehlen, of Oconto Falls; and a special four-legged friend, Payton.

Jeff was preceded in death by his paternal and maternal grandparents and one uncle, Kevin Legner.

Wed
02
Apr

Mildred ‘Milly’ Metzler

Mildred “Milly” Metzler, 90, Oconto Falls, died Thursday, March 27, 2014, at Sharpe Care. She was born Nov. 12, 1923, in Ladysmith to William and Edna (Elert) Helmrath.

Because of her father’s work in the paper mill industry, Milly moved with her family many times including a move to Canada, before coming with her family to Oconto Falls as a junior in high school where she graduated with the Class of 1941. Following graduation from high school, she started to work as a legal secretary for Howard Eslien Sr.

On Jan. 31, 1948, she married Ralph Metzler, and together they owned and operated Metzler’s Sweet Shop, a candy and ice cream parlor in Oconto Falls. Milly was well known for her over 50-year career with the Eslien Law Offices, where she did bookkeeping and specialized in probate matters, and as Milly would say, “way before computers.”

Wed
02
Apr

Donald E. Schultz

Donald E. Schultz, 83, formerly of Gillett and Shawano, passed away on Thursday, March 20, 2014.

Donald was born on Oct. 21, 1930, to the late Edward and Mary (Bricco) Schultz in New London. Dan graduated from Gillett High School and served in the United States Marine Corps. Don worked for Scott Paper Company in Oconto Falls until his retirement.

Don is survived by a sister, Karen (Wally) Reed, of Gillett; a sister-in-law, Gwen Zippel, of Gillett; an aunt, Dorothy McIlraith, of New London; nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, Richard “Dick” Schultz and Robert “Dutch” Schultz.

Funeral services were held March 25 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Shawano with entombment at Sacred Heart Mausoleum, Shawano.

Wed
26
Mar

Robert Konitzer

Robert Konitzer, 70, Lena, died Wednesday, March 19, 2014, at a Green Bay hospital from complications of surgery. He was born Oct. 18, 1943, in Oconto Falls to George and Irene (VanHaren) Konitzer.

Robert grew up in rural Oconto Falls, where he attended St. Anthony Catholic School and Oconto Falls High School, graduating in 1962. He married Sandra Mellinger, and they had four children together.

On April 15, 1981, he married Sherri Braun in Oconto. Robert lived most of his life in Oconto County, where he worked construction and in area cheese factories. He was a proud member of the first wrestling team at Oconto Falls High School 53 years ago and was recently recognized by the team for his long and loyal support.

Robert was very fond of his grandchildren and great-grandchildren and loved to follow their sporting events and take them on four-wheeler rides.

Wed
26
Mar

Paul McDermid

Paul McDermid, 63, of Green Bay, went to his heavenly home Thursday, March 20, 2014. He was born March 3, 1951, in Oconto to Francis and Doris (Exferd) McDermid.

Paul graduated from Oconto Falls High School with the Class of 1969. He served his country as a Seabee with the U.S. Navy. On Oct. 18, 1991, he married Shelley (Schuelke) Koch.

Survivors include his wife, Shelley McDermid, Green Bay; three children, Geoffrey McDermid, and his wife, Melanie, Noble, Okla.; Bradley McDermid, Moore, Okla.; Lacey Koch, and her fiancé, Shawn Jorgensen, Sturgeon Bay; four grandchildren, Daylin Smith, Zachary McDermid, Emily McDermid, Erika Jorgensen; brothers, sisters and their spouses, Dawg “Bill” and Kaye McDermid, Monte McDermid, Leon and Jo McDermid, Peggy O’Mara, Sue McDermid, Jan McDermid and her friend Dorn Young, Jon and Kelly McDermid; a sister-in-law, Darlene McDermid; nieces and nephews, other relatives and friends.

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