Obituaries

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Gaylord ‘Bub’ Strehlow

Gaylord “Bub” Harry Strehlow, 88, Suring, passed away at Woodland Village Nursing Home on Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2013. He was born Nov. 22, 1925, to the late William Jr. and Clara (Guelker) Strehlow.

Bub was a graduate of Suring High School, where he excelled in boxing, track and football.

He married Melanie Lanser on Aug. 30, 1946, and she preceded him in death on Nov. 13, 2003. They started out farming, and later Bub became a bookkeeper for Muehl Ehlinger Lumber Company for 10 years. He received his degree in accounting by doing home study. In 1962, he was employed as the Oconto County accountant for 15 years prior to becoming the Oconto County clerk in 1977. He retired from the Oconto County clerk position in 1998.

Bub owned and operated Bub’s Pub in Hayes for many years with his wife, Melanie, and was very proud of his Bub’s Pub baseball teams.

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Mary Lou Wickman

Mary Lou Wickman, 69, of Oconto Falls, formerly of Abrams, died Tuesday afternoon, Dec. 17, 2013, at MeadowLands Assisted Living. She was born Jan. 8, 1944, in Manitowoc to Richard and Mary Ann (Stradal) Rhode.

Mary Lou grew up in Manitowoc where she attended school, graduating from Lincoln High School with the Class of 1962. On Sept. 26, 1964, she married Willy Wickman at St. Innocents Catholic Church in Manitowoc. The couple moved in 1968 to the Abrams area, where Mary Lou was a member of St. Louis Catholic Church and was active in the Friends of Abrams. She was also a strong supporter of the Abrams-Oconto Falls Youth Wrestling programs. Mary Lou had also been employed at Coleman Products for over 15 years.

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Clemeth G. Schuessler

Clemeth G. Schuessler, 98, Oconto Falls, died Thursday evening, Dec. 19, 2013, at home. She was born Nov. 18, 1915, in Oconto Falls to Antone and Nellie (Tempele) Umentum.

Clemeth grew up in Oconto Falls where she attended public schools, graduating from Oconto Falls High School with the Class of 1934. Following graduation, she worked for WPA earning $40 a month to help support her parents and siblings.

On Nov. 25, 1937, she married Anthony Schuessler at St. Anthony Catholic Church in Oconto Falls. The couple lived most of their married lives in Milwaukee, where Clemeth was employed by Delphi Electronics Corp. (now DELCO) for 25 years. While living in Milwaukee, she was a member of St. Pius Catholic Church and very active in sewing. In 2002, Clemeth moved back to Oconto Falls, where she was a member of St. Anthony Catholic Church and volunteered for the CMH Auxiliary. She was also working on an autobiography about life in the early 1900s.

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Jeffrey ‘Jeff’ Furst

Jeffrey “Jeff” Warren Furst, 44, Lena, died Saturday, Dec. 14, 2013, at Bellin Hospital, Green Bay. He was born to Warren and Anna (Johannes) Furst on April 29, 1969, in Peshtigo.

Jeff married Lena Marquardt on Aug. 18, 2005, in Oconto Falls. He was an avid outdoorsman and he loved his dog, Sherman.

Surviving are his wife, Lena, of Lena; three stepchildren, Jason Marquardt, Coleman, Andrew Marquardt, Manawa, and Randy “Junior” Marquardt, Lena; three grandchildren; his mother, Anna Furst, Peshtigo; two nephews and one niece.

Jeff was preceded in death by his father, Warren, one brother, Steven, and an infant sister, Barbara Ann.

Friends may call at the Rhodes Charapata Funeral Home, 438 W. Main St., Lena, on Thursday, Dec. 19, from 4 p.m. until the time of the memorial service at 6 p.m., with Pastor Ryan Landwehr officiating.

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Shirley Cook

Shirley Mae (Reed) Cook, 78, Lena, passed away peacefully Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2013, at home. She was born June 17, 1935, in Oconto to the late John B. and Margaret (Pillsbury) Reed.

She graduated from Oconto High School in 1954. On May 14, 1955, Shirley married William “Bill” Cook, of Lena, at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, Oconto. He preceded her in death on Dec. 16, 2012. Together with their children they farmed their whole lives in the Lena area. She loved her children and grandchildren dearly and cared for them all. The family always enjoyed “Grandma’s meatballs” at special occasions.

Shirley was an active homemaker and throughout the years helped with her children’s activities at school and at church. She was a member of St. Anne Catholic Parish, Lena, and worked on the town of Lena election board.

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Denver Schuettpelz

Denver Leroy Schuettpelz, 88, of Suring, passed away peacefully after a short illness, in the presence of family on Saturday, Dec. 14, 2013, at Community Memorial Hospital.

He was born June 8, 1925, to the late Helena (Jeske) and Herman Schuettpelz and spent his life in the Suring and Coleman area. Denver attended grade school at St. John’s Elementary and high school at Suring High School, graduating in 1943.

He then served his country in the Army Air Force during World War II, stationed in the Pacific Ocean Marianas Islands as a tail gunner on a B-29 Superfortress. After the war he returned to Wisconsin and married his wife, Donna (Sandberg), on June 8, 1949, and settled in Coleman.

He was employed by the Chadwick Manufacturing Company of Coleman from 1949-1969 and Associated Fixtures of Oconto from 1975-1993. Denver and Donna also ran a small store, Denver’s Market, in Pound from 1971–1992.

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Agnes Gilles

Agnes Ann Gilles, 85, resident of the MeadowLands, Oconto Falls, formerly of Lena, passed away Friday, Dec. 13, 2013, with family members by her side.

Agnes was born Sept. 16, 1928, to Francis Gilles Sr. and Ann (Maloney) Gilles in Lena, the youngest of six children. Her mother died when Agnes was 3, leaving Francis with six children. A few years later Francis married Susan Lisowe.

Agnes eventually became the big sister of four more brothers. She was a loyal and supportive sister, aunt and friend, always there for major life events. She rarely missed a graduation, wedding or funeral, making the trip home whenever she was needed.

Agnes loved to travel, enjoyed crafts and created countless, beautifully decorated cakes for family and friends on occasions such as births, graduations, retirements, weddings, etc.

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Alva ‘Jean’ Krause

Alva “Jean” Krause, 83, Oconto Falls, died Sunday evening, Dec. 15, 2013, at Sharpe Care. She was born May 22, 1930, in Milwaukee to Merton and Hattie (Simon) Lusha. Jean grew up in Milwaukee, where she attended both Lutheran elementary and high schools, graduating with the Class of 1948.

On July 3, 1948, she married Kenneth Krause in Milwaukee. Following their marriage, the couple moved to Oconto Falls, where they have lived ever since. Jean was a longtime member of Grace Lutheran Church, where she was once active in the church choir as well as the women of the church activities, especially with quilting and sewing. She also did seamstress work out of her home, worked at the local election board and volunteered at fraternal insurance events.

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Wayne ‘Kubie’ Kubiscik

Wayne “Kubie” Kubiscik, 63, Abrams, died Monday, Dec. 9, 2013, at home. He was born Aug. 14, 1950, in Chicago to Chester and Stella (Kotowski) Kubiscik. Wayne moved with his family to the Abrams area in 1965.

On Dec. 29, 1988, he married Lee Flanagan in Green Bay. He was employed at Campbell Wrapper Corp. (FMC Corp.) for over 35 years. Wayne will be remembered for his love of hunting, nature and the outdoors. He enjoyed playing video games with his family and friends, along with taking on any projects given to him. Wayne also loved science as he was always conducting his own experiments and was his own “mad scientist.”

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Clifford G. Marshall

Clifford G. Marshall, 78, Lakewood, passed away on Friday, Dec. 13, 2013, after a courageous battle with Parkinson’s disease.

Clifford was born in Wabeno to the late G. Clifford and Erna (Jossie) Marshall on May 31, 1935. Cliff married Jean Johnvin on Sept. 13, 1958, at Tabor Lutheran Church in Mountain. Two weeks after their marriage Cliff was drafted into the U.S. Army, and two years later he was honorably discharged.

Cliff established Marshall Excavating in 1965, and his health forced him to retire in 2004. Cliff served as town chairman of Lakewood Township for 10 years. He was a supervisor for Oconto County for 12 years, president of the Paul Bunyan Snowmobile Club for 18 years, member of the Lakewood Mardi Gras Association for 18 years, member of the American Legion Post No. 44, and he ran the Paul Bunyan Ski Hill for many years.

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