Obituaries

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Dec

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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Dec

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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18
Dec

Amanda Sutrick

Amanda K. Sutrick, 34, town of Chase, found her resting place in heaven due to natural causes on Wednesday night, Dec. 11, 2013.

She was born Jan. 5, 1979, to Keith and Linda (Rice) Sexton. Amanda grew up in Oconto Falls, where she attended public schools, graduating from high school with the Class of 1998. She went on to attend the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point and graduated with a teaching degree in 2003.

On May 15, 2004, she married Nathan Sutrick in Oconto Falls. The couple have made their home in the town of Chase, where Amanda first started with Bayport High School before teaching and being the pom pom squad coach at Pulaski High School. In 2007, she returned to Bayport High, where she enjoyed teaching family and consumer education. Amanda was a member of St. Edward & Isidore Catholic Church.

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Dec

Marjorie M. Sweda

Marjorie M. Sweda, 69, of the town of Underhill, Oconto County, passed away peacefully at her home on Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2013, with her loving husband by her side.

Marjorie was born Jan. 21, 1944, in Mount Clemens, Mich., a daughter of the late Harold and Hazel (Socia) DeCaussin.

She attended school in Mount Clemens, and following graduation from high school, she attended St. Mary’s School of Nursing in Milwaukee.

On Aug. 25, 1979, she was united in marriage to John R. Sweda in Milwaukee. Following their marriage the couple lived in Oconomowoc for 10 years. Then as John would tell you, they got very lucky and were able to move to the country.

Marjorie was the owner/operator of Sweda Lightning Protection.

Marjorie was an extremely devoted grandmother and an avid collector of angels.

Wed
11
Dec

Marion J. Vaughn

Marion J. Vaughn, 81, of Crivitz, passed away Sunday at MeadowLands retirement community in Oconto Falls.

Marion was born to the late Leonard and Hazel (White) Scheels on Jan. 29, 1932, in Mercer. She married Kenneth Sr. in Mercer. The couple resided in Crivitz, where she was employed by the Crivitz School District as an elementary school teacher until retirement. She loved spending time with her family and friends.

Surviving are two daughters, Cheryl (Charles) Kopplin, of Davisburg, Mich., and Cindy (Jerry) Cho, of Oconto Falls; two sons, Kenneth Jr. (Ellen) Vaughn, of Marinette, and Charles Vaughn, of Crivitz; eight grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. She is also survived by one sister, Janet (Bob) Kaas, and one brother, Jack (Jackie) Scheels, both of Crivitz.

Friends may call Saturday, Dec. 14, at the Ev. Presbyterian Church in Crivitz from 9:30 a.m. until time of the service at 11:30 a.m., with the Rev. Jerry Cho officiating.

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11
Dec

Ronald “Ron” Heuser

Ronald “Ron” Henry Heuser, 79, Green Bay, died peacefully Wednesday morning, Dec. 4, 2013, at a Green Bay hospital. The son of the late Ralph and Margaruite (Santy) Heuser was born June 2, 1934, in Lena, was a 1952 graduate of Pulaski High School and taught elementary education at various area schools.

On Aug. 23, 1958, he married Lillian Timm. Ron and Lillian owned and operated the Tailgate Restaurant and Motel in Mountain until their retirement in 1998. He was an active member and past president of the Near Northeast Chapter of the Wisconsin Restaurant Association and also the Wisconsin Restaurant Association (1994-95). Ron had served on the state WRA Board of Directors since 1982 and was an honorary member of the board. During his tenure, he served as chairman of many WRA committees. He was one of the “founding fathers” of the WRA Education Foundation. It’s no surprise that Ron was a great collector of cookbooks.

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11
Dec

Lillie King

Lillie Marie King, 70, Suring, passed away on Sunday, Dec. 8, 2013.

A gathering of family and friends will be held at Gruetzmacher Funeral Home on Thursday, Dec. 12, from 9 a.m. until the memorial service at 10 a.m., with Sister Marla Clercx officiating.

Gruetzmacher Funeral Home is assisting the family.

Online condolences can be expressed at www.gruetzmacherfuneralhome.com.

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11
Dec

Edward Skarban

Edward “Ed” Skarban, 86, Two Rivers, formerly of Oconto Falls, died Thursday morning, Dec. 5, 2013, at Hamilton Care Center. He was born Nov. 24, 1927, in Suring to Edward J. and Louise (Yakel) Skarban.

Following graduation from high school in 1945, he entered the U.S. Navy and served during World War II. Following his honorable discharge from the military, he attended college in Milwaukee for two years.

On Nov. 1, 1951, he married Genevieve Baranski in Indiana. The couple in 1953 moved back to Oconto Falls, where Ed worked for the former Scott Paper Co. as an electrician for 37 years, retiring in 1989. It was also during this time he and Genevieve owned and operated the Fireside Restaurant.

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04
Dec

Jim Murphy

Jim Murphy, 56, Oconto Falls, died Saturday night, Nov. 30, 2013, of apparent cardiac arrest at a Green Bay hospital. He was born Sept. 5, 1957, in Oconto Falls to Howard and Gloria (Lewis) Murphy.

Jim grew up in the town of Morgan where he attended Oconto Falls Public Schools, graduating from high school with the Class of 1975. He lived most of his life in the Suamico area, where he worked the counter at various businesses relating to auto parts. He had a gift of gab and could converse with anyone, especially over a cold beer if it related to Harley Davidson motorcycles or any of the numerous places or people he knew. Jim will be fondly remembered as an avid reader and deer hunter, especially with his late brother, Roger. Always a dreamer, Jim will be remembered for coming up with an idea that could lead to instant prosperity.

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04
Dec

Helen St. Louis

Helen J. St. Louis, 82, of Lena (Kelly Lake), died Friday, Nov. 29, 2013, at Sharpe Care Nursing Home, Oconto Falls.

She was born to the late William and Agnes (Vondross) Houska on Oct. 17, 1931. She married Robert St. Louis on June 14, 1952.

Surviving are two sons, Wayne (Jean) St. Louis, and their children, Jennifer St. Louis, Jamie (Jarod) Weigelt and Landen; and Greg (Chris) St. Louis, and their children, Joseph (Kim) and Bobbi Jo (Brian); one sister, Elaine McMahon; and one brother, Harvey Houska.

Helen was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Robert, on March 28, 2000; her son, David R. St. Louis, on July 10, 2013; one brother, William “Jerry” Houska; and one sister, Clara Houska.

Relatives and friends called Monday at the Rhodes-Charapata Funeral Home, 438 W. Main St., Lena. A funeral service was held at 11 a.m. Monday at the funeral home. Helen was placed to rest at Hickory Cemetery.

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