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Walter “Wally” A. Schenkoski

May 22, 1937 - Dec 10, 2018

Walter “Wally” Schenkoski, 81, Gillett, died suddenly of natural causes Monday morning, December 10, 2018 at the emergency room of St. Clare Memorial Hospital.  The youngest of nine children was born May 22, 1937 in Degantown to Emil and Emily (Schindel) Schenkoski.  Wally grew up on the family farm in Degantown where he attended school and developed his mechanical skills. On July 14, 1956 he married Lenora “Dolly” Jaeger in Oconto.  Following their marriage the couple lived in Green Bay [...]

David C. Polashek

Jan 20, 1948 - Nov 18, 2018

David C. Polashek, 70, Oconto Falls, died suddenly of natural causes Sunday, November 18, 2018 at a second residence in Hartford, CT.  He was the oldest son born to Gerald E. and Rosaline L. (Trubl) Polashek on January 20, 1948, in Grand Island, NE. The family moved to Protivin, IA where David attended Rudolphinum School, graduating in 1966. He attended the University of Northern Iowa (UNI), where he earned a degree in secondary education in political science. On August 10, [...]

John S. Kowalczyk Jr.

Aug 17, 1950 - Nov 01, 2018

John S. Kowalczyk Jr., 68, Oconto Falls, died peacefully Thursday evening, November 1, 2018 at Atrium Post Acute Care of Oconto Falls with his family present.  He was born August 17, 1950 in Milwaukee to John and Mary (Karpeck) Kowalczyk.  John moved with his family to a farm in the Abrams area when he was 9 years old and attended school, graduating from Oconto Falls High School with the class of 1968.  Following graduation, he went to work for Packerland [...]

June C. Braun

Jan 07, 1921 - Oct 14, 2018

June C. Braun, 97, Oconto Falls, went to be with Jesus early Sunday morning, October 14, 2018 at Atrium Post Acute Care of Oconto Falls with her family present.  The youngest of 10 children of Charles and Mary (Nelson) Gilbertson was born January 7, 1921 in the Town of Gillett and grew up there on the family farm and was confirmed at Bethel Lutheran Church.  She moved with her parents to Oconto Falls in the 8th grade. On September 10, [...]

Orlin A. Krieser

Jul 11, 1930 - Oct 07, 2018

Orlin A. Krieser, 88, Oconto Falls, died peacefully Sunday evening, October 7, 2018 at Atrium Post Acute Care of Oconto Falls with his family present.  The youngest of six children of Albert and Agnes (Witneski) Krieser was born July 11, 1930 in the Town of Chase.  Because Orlin’s mother died when he was 11 months old, he was raised by his sisters and had to help on the family farm as a young boy.  It was during these formative years [...]

Linda Szymczak

Apr 12, 1945 - Oct 01, 2018

Linda Szymczak, 73, Oconto, died peacefully Monday evening, October 1, 2018 at home surrounded by her family following a five year struggle with congestive heart failure.  The only child of Sigmund and Janet (Brahmstead) Grabczyk was born April 12, 1945 in South Milwaukee.  Linda grew up in South Milwaukee where she graduated high school. In 1965, she married Edward Bornhofer and together they had three sons.  Linda was employed at Lakeside Manufacturing in Milwaukee for over 30 years.  She later [...]

Emil “Butch” Mittag

Sep 23, 1926 - Sep 08, 2018

Emil “Butch” Mittag, 91, Oconto Falls died Saturday, September 8, 2018 at The Cottages at The Meadowlands.  He was born on September 23, 1926 in Marinette to Emil and Ida (Behnke) Mittag.  Butch grew up in Marinette and graduated from Marinette High School with the class of 1945. On April 10, 1948 he married Inez P. Caylor at St. James Lutheran Church in Marinette.  The couple lived most of their married lives in Marinette where Butch worked as a Papermaker [...]

Myrtle M. Van Laarhoven

Oct 17, 1919 - Sep 04, 2018

Myrtle M. Van Laarhoven, 98, Oconto Falls, died Tuesday evening, September 4, 2018 at Atrium Post Acute Care in Oconto Falls with family present.  She was born October 17, 1919 in North Dakota to George and Mable (Runk) Keith. On September 21, 1939 she married Adrian Van Laarhoven in Coleman.  Myrtle lived in rural Lena for most of her life and was once employed at Frigo Cheese.  She was a member of St. Anne Catholic Church in Lena.  Myrtle will [...]

Margaret M. Schmidt

Oct 27, 1932 - Aug 29, 2018

Margaret M. Schmidt, 85, Green Bay, formerly Kelly Lake and Oconto Falls, died Wednesday evening, August 29, 2018 at Tender Hearts Assisted Living in Howard.  She was born October 27, 1932 in a log cabin to Maurice and Malvina (Monigal) Closser.  Margaret attended Gillett Public Schools, graduating from high school with the class of 1950. On September 13, 1952 she married Allan “Al” Schmidt at Grace Lutheran Church in Green Bay.  The couple lived in Gillett and Kewaunee before moving [...]

Steve Hines

Jul 04, 1952 - Aug 25, 2018

Steve Hines, 66, Oconto Falls, died Saturday evening, August 25, 2018 at St. Vincent Hospital in Green Bay.  He was born July 4, 1952 in Garden City, MI to Hilton and Carolyne (Willoughby) Hines.  Steve grew up in Plymouth, MI where he graduated high school. On May 11, 1974 he married Pamela Jahnke in Wausaukee.  Following their marriage the couple lived in Wausaukee where Steve worked for the telephone company.  In 1999, the couple moved to Oconto Falls where Steve [...]
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