Obituaries

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Hilda N. Heimerman

Hilda N. Heimerman, 84, Mountain, passed away on Thursday, July 25, 2013. Hilda was born Jan. 3, 1929, to the late Gerhard and Leola (Lyons) Stuewer. Hilda Stuewer married Dalton P. Heimerman on Sept. 24, 1949, at St. John Lutheran Church in Hayes.

For the last 26 years the couple enjoyed their retirement in the Mountain area. Hilda enjoyed gardening, canning, puzzles, reading, fishing, snowmobiling and especially being outdoors. She was a member of the Tabor Lutheran Church and its Ladies Aid.

Hilda is survived by four daughters, Valarie Dillenbeck, of Zion, Ill., Marjorie Stroik, of Madison, Marla (Lenny) Heimerman, of New Holstein, Patricia (Jim) Wolf, of New Holstein; four sons, Dalton (Penny), of Suring, Leslie (Vicki), of Green Bay, Bruce (Debbie), of Manitowoc, John (Aoy), of Marinette; her brother, Bernhard (Hazel) Stuewer, of Suring, two sisters, Luretta Wilber, of Suring, Violet Hinkfus, of Gillett; 16 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.

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Jul

Jill Petrich

Jill Petrich, 70, of Aniwa, passed away peacefully at her home on Sunday, July 21, 2013, surrounded by her family. She was born on Oct. 29, 1942, the only child of the late Herbert and Doris (Hilgenberg) Neumann, of Gillett.

Jill graduated from Gillett High School in 1960. On May 13, 1961, she married Leon Jule Petrich.

She is survived by her husband, Leon Petrich; three sons; Steve (Karla Kobes) Petrich, of Selinsgrove, Pa., Tom (Debbie Skaleski) Petrich, of Green Bay, and Tim (Jayne Ihlenfeldt) Petrich, of Jacksonville, Fla.; four grandsons, Travis, Trevor, Owen and Evan Petrich; along with numerous relatives and friends; her beloved dog, Wally; and special friend, Mrs. Susie Bricko, of Aniwa.

The family would like to recognize our special friend, Mrs. Susie Bricko, for all her years of support and caring for Jill. Also, we express our sincere appreciation to LeRoyer Hospice for all of their help and support with Jill’s journey home.

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31
Jul

Sandra Ruth Banaszynski

Sandra Ruth “Sandy” Banaszynski, 75, of Cecil, passed away peacefully at home on Tuesday, July 23, surrounded by her family, after a long battle with diabetes.

Sandy was born July 20, 1938, in Oconto Falls, to the late Elmer and Toddy Krueger. She graduated from Oconto Falls High School with the Class of 1956. On Sept. 8, 1957, she was united in marriage to Ben Banaszynski at Assumption BVM of Pulaski. She was employed for many years at Maple Lane Health Care Center, from which she retired.

Sandy loved the visits from her sister, Barb, her sassy dog, Sprocket, beautiful roses, casinos and football, and was a loyal NASCAR fan (Finger Jinx Johnson!).

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31
Jul

Grace L. Hardtke-Milchner

Grace L. Hardtke-Milchner, 88, Oconto Falls, went home to be with her Lord and Saviour on Thursday morning, July 25, 2013, with her family present. She was born Jan. 11, 1925, in Oconto to Harry and Edna (Whiting) Exferd. Grace grew up in Oconto where she attended high school, graduating with honors with the Class of 1943.

On June 26, 1943, she married Harold L. Hardtke at Grace Lutheran Church in Oconto Falls. Together the couple owned and operated the Hardtke family farm for many years where they raised their eight children and taught them Christian values of honesty, hard work and the importance of family.

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Jul

Ida A. Fischer

Ida A. Fischer, 97, formerly of Cecil, passed away on Friday, July 26, 2013, in Appleton.

Ida was born on May 20, 1916, to the late Edward and Natalie (Reindfleisch) Wilke in the town of Underhill. On Oct. 17, 1934, she married Carl Fischer. He preceded her in death on July 6, 1991.

She is survived by her children, Donald (Deloris) Fischer, of Little Chute, Mavis (Myron) Herman, of Kenosha, Judith (Ken) Manthei, of Cecil; nine grandchildren, 26 great-grandchildren and seven great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Carl; a grandson, Jason Fischer; a great-granddaughter, Danielle (daughter of Jason and Patty Fischer); a brother and sister-in-law.

Funeral services were held on Tuesday, July 30, 2013, at Immanuel Lutheran Church White Clay Lake, Cecil, with the Rev. Steven Pockat officiating. Interment was held at Immanuel Lutheran Church Cemetery White Clay Lake.

Zastrow Funeral Home assisted the family.

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31
Jul

Kelly Marie Kallies

Kelly Marie Kallies, 35, Oconto Falls, died Friday afternoon, July 26, 2013, and was received into God’s loving arms at the Meng Hospice Residence Center in De Pere, following a valiant, 14-month fight with cancer.

She was born April 22, 1978, in Green Bay to Benedict and Anne (Sinclair) Banaszynski Jr. Kelly grew up in the Pulcifer area and attended Gillett Public Schools, graduating from Gillett High School with the Class of 1996.

On July 17, 1999, she married her high school sweetheart at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Gillett. Shortly after their marriage the couple moved to Oconto Falls, where Kelly worked as a day care teacher at Building Blocks Too for eight years. She was currently working with her husband in the family business, MK Photography, of Oconto Falls.

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24
Jul

Barbara Trudell

Barbara Trudell, 70. Loving wife and best friend of Peter for 50 years. Beloved mother of Jay (Cheri) and Andy (Laura). Caring grandma of five and great-grandma of one.

Barb will also be greatly missed by many other relatives and friends.

A visitation will be held at the Schmidt & Bartelt Funeral & Cremation Service, 930 Main St., Mukwonago, on Sunday, July 27, 2013, from 3 p.m. until the time of service at 4 p.m.

Memorials appreciated to the Salvation Army.

Wed
17
Jul

Albert “Allie” Barrett

Albert “Allie” Joseph Barrett entered eternal life at the age of 71, in Florida on June 25, 2013, after complications of open heart surgery.

He was born April 30, 1942, in Green Bay to the late Albert and Lorraine Barrett.

In 1945, Al’s family moved to Little Suamico, where his mother and father bought Geano Beach Resort.

Al graduated from Oconto Falls High School, Class of 1960. Following graduation, he entered the Navy. While in the Navy, Al graduated from Colombia College with a Bachelor of Arts in business administration. During his career in the Navy, he was stationed around the United States: Green Bay, Appleton, New York and finally in Florida as a recruiter. Al retired from the Navy at age 37.

He continued to work remodeling and selling homes, owning a painting business and owning a tavern. The true love of his life, though, was Al’s Foods, where he excelled in creating Scovie award-winning Al’s Jalapenos and Jeano’s Garlic in Canola Oil.

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17
Jul

David R. St. Louis

David R. St. Louis, “Bimms,” 58, of Suring (Kelly Lake), passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, July 10, 2013.

David was born July 26, 1954, to Robert and Helen (Houska) St. Louis. He was a milk truck driver for Springside Cheese Factory for all of his life. He was a board member of the Kelly Lake Sanitary District.

David is survived by his mother, Helen St. Louis; two brothers, Wayne (Jean) St. Louis, Greg (Chris) St. Louis; nieces and nephews, Jennifer St. Louis, Jamie (Jared) Weigelt and Landen, Joseph St. Louis and Bobbi Jo St. Louis; godchildren, Kye Darby and Danielle and Austin, Cole (Amanda) Slatky and Mason; and his good friend, Cheri Hueckstaedt.

He was preceded in death by his father, Robert St. Louis.

Visitation was held Sunday, July 14, at Gruetzmacher Funeral Home in Suring. Visitation continued at the funeral home Monday, July 15, before the funeral service, officiated by Pastor Kevin Kuhn.

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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.

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