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Beverly “Bev” Kratz

Apr 07, 1939 - Jun 10, 2022

Beverly “Bev” Kratz, 83, Oconto Falls, died Friday morning, June 10, 2022 at St. Clare Hospital, Oconto Falls.  She was born April 7, 1939 to Elmer and Elsie (Hansen) Everard.  Bev grew up in Oconto Falls where she attend Degantown School, graduating Oconto Falls High School with the class of 1957.  As a young women, she worked at the original hospital as a Nurse’s Aide. On August 23, 1958 she married Norman Kratz at St. Anthony Catholic Church and they [...]

Norman E. Olson

Dec 24, 1929 - Jun 10, 2022

Norman E. Olson, 92, Peshtigo, formerly Gillett, died Friday morning, June 10, 2022 at Bay Area Medical Center in Marinette.  He was born December 24, 1929 in the Gillett area to Albert and Laura (Larson) Olson.  Norman grew up on the family farm in rural Gillett where he learned how to own and operate a successful farm. On August 28, 1953 he married Helen Heise.  As a young married couple and living with his parents, they purchased the 120 acre [...]

Danny Pagel

Oct 05, 1958 - Jun 06, 2022

Daniel “Danny” Pagel, 63, Spruce, was born to eternal life Monday evening, June 6, 2022 at St. Clare Memorial Hospital ER.  He was born October 5, 1958 to Leslie and Jeanette (Smith) Pagel Sr.  Dan attended Spruce School and graduated from Oconto Falls High School with the class of 1977. On July 23, 1977 he married Marie Alsteen at St. Charles Catholic Parish in Lena.  The couple purchased the Pagel family farm in the Town of Spruce, raised their five [...]

Barbara “Barb” Elliott

Apr 24, 1933 - May 28, 2022

Barbara “Barb” Elliott, 89, Oconto Falls, died Saturday morning, May 28, 2022 at Serenity Gardens in Gillet, where she recently moved.  She was born April 24, 1933 in Waukesha to Gustav and Eleanore (Long) Scheffel.  Following the death of her mother, Barb moved with her father, stepmother Gertrude Valentine Scheffel and siblings, Donald and Mary to Oconto Falls in 1948.  She graduated from Oconto Falls High School with the class of 1951. On July 28, 1951 she married Howard Elliott [...]

Steve R. Prenger

Apr 10, 1939 - May 18, 2022

Stephen “Steve” R. Prenger, 83, Suamico, died Wednesday evening, May 18, 2022 at St. Mary’s Hospital in Green Bay.  The oldest of three children of Ralph and Esther Prenger was born April 10, 1939 in Jefferson City, MO.  He grew up in Jefferson City where he attended schools, following high school graduation Steve received his BA Degree from Rockhurst College in Kansas City, MO.  He then attended Missouri University Graduate School in Law and History.  Steve worked as an R [...]

Steve W. Dansereau

Jul 22, 1957 - May 08, 2022

Steven W. Dansereau, 64, Oconto Falls, died suddenly Sunday, May 8, 2022 at St. Vincent Hospital following complications from a stroke.  He was born July 22, 1957 in Ware, MA to Harold and Ann (Luscomb) Dansereau.  As a teenager, Steve moved with his family to the Abrams area and graduated from Oconto Falls High School with the class of 1976.  On October 27, 1979 he married Diane Freward and they had three children. Steve lived in the area most of [...]

John Tait

Mar 29, 1944 - Apr 29, 2022

John Tait, 78, Sheboygan, died Friday morning, April 29, 2022 following an acute illness and brief stay at Sharon Richardson Hospice in Sheboygan Falls.  John’s family is grateful to their dedicated hospice staff to allow his wife Barb and seven children to be in constant attendance for the week so they could be together during the final week of his life.  He was one of five children born March 29, 1944 in Oconto Falls to Thomas C. and Mary (Padden) [...]

Janet “Jan” Courchaine

Feb 19, 1941 - Apr 25, 2022

Janet “Jan” Courchaine, 81, Suring, died Monday, April 25, 2022 at The Bay at Suring following a short stay.  Jan was one of eight children and had a twin brother, they were born February 19, 1941 in West Allis to Jack and Viola (Pahl) Brandon.  She grew up in the West Allis area in orphanages and foster homes. On June 4, 1960 she married Francis “Frank” Courchaine in Milwaukee and they had three children.  The couple and their young family [...]

Terry Flanigan

Mar 09, 1950 - Apr 20, 2022

Terry Flanigan, 72, Oconto Falls, died suddenly of natural causes Wednesday, April 20, 2022.  He was born March 9, 1950 in Arkansas and was raised by Harley “Doc” and Betty (Burns) Davis in Port Washington, WI. As a young man, he served in the US Army from 1973 until 1989 as an MP in various capacities.  Upon his honorable discharge, he moved to New Mexico and was employed as a police officer in various jurisdictions in the Sate until retiring [...]

Patricia “Pat” Thomson

Oct 05, 1937 - Mar 31, 2022

Patricia “Pat” Thomson, 84, Oconto Falls, went to her heavenly home early Thursday morning, March 31, 2022 at The Cottages in Oconto Falls.  She was born October 5, 1937 in Oconto Falls to Merdon “Bud” and Fern (Christensen) Drews.  She grew up in Oconto Falls where she graduated high school with the class of 1955.  Following graduation, she moved to Green Bay for employment before moving back home and working in the lab at the local paper mill. On January [...]
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