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Bruce A. Binkowski

May 16, 1965 - Mar 24, 2022

Bruce A. Binkowski, 56, Sobieski, died suddenly of natural causes Thursday evening, March 24, 2022 at one of his favorite places, his families’ cabin at Half Moon Lake, with some of his loved ones present, including his dog and best buddy, Iowa. Bruce was born May 16, 1965 in Oconto Falls to Jerry and Janice (Grady) Binkowski.  Bruce “Elmo” grew up with his big brothers Scott and Jeff and younger sister Sara in Oconto Falls where he attended school, graduating [...]

Gerald “Jerry” Kralevic

Sep 19, 1931 - Mar 18, 2022

Gerald “Jerry” R. Kralevic, 90, Oconto, formerly of Stiles, died suddenly Friday, March 18, 2022 at The Bay at Oconto.  He was born September 19, 1931 in Menominee, MI Township to Edward and Viola (Salewsky) Kralevic.  Jerry grew up in Menominee and graduated high school with the class of 1950.  As a young man, he moved to Racine for work at various jobs. On June 24, 1967 he married Joan A. Darge in Illinois.  Following their marriage, the couple lived [...]

Joanne Monfort

Apr 02, 1939 - Mar 18, 2022

Joanne Monfort, 82, Kelly Lake, died Friday evening, March 18, 2022 at St. Vincent Hospital in Green Bay.  She was born April 2, 1939 to Edward and Louise (Yakel) Skarban. On February 27, 1965 she married James Monfort at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Spruce.  The couple made their home into a family farm near Kelly Lake where they raised beef cattle and horses.  Joanne retired from Coleman Products.  She enjoyed hunting, fishing and caring for her two favorite animals, [...]

Janice “Jan” Braham

May 16, 1939 - Feb 27, 2022

Janice “Jan” Braham, 82, Gillett, a gem of a person, who saw the magic in all things, died Sunday morning, February 27, 2022, at St. Mary’s Hospital in Green Bay. She was born May 16, 1939, in Pokegama, MN to Harold and Zua (Harding) Newcomb and was a woman of many talents. Growing up in the land of 10,000 lakes, she performed in numerous ski shows, worked as a lifeguard and was also a synchronized swimmer.  She was very outgoing [...]

Judith “Judy” Ann Peterson

Aug 05, 1942 - Feb 22, 2022

Judith “Judy” Ann Peterson, 79, McAllen, TX, formerly Oconto Falls, died suddenly of natural causes Tuesday morning, February 22, 2022 at home in McAllen.  She was born August 5, 1942 in Oconto Falls to Victor and Claudine (Umentum) Peterson.  Judy grew up in Gillett and graduated from high school with the class of 1960.  On November 12, 1960 she married Jordan L. Siegel at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Gillett and they had three sons.  While living in Menomonie Falls [...]

Walter Alfred aka “Wally or Butch” Rusch

Dec 11, 1936 - Feb 21, 2022

Walter Alfred Rusch, aka “Wally or Butch”, 85, Oconto Falls, died unexpectedly Monday afternoon, February 21, 2022 at Bellin Memorial Hospital in Green Bay, with his wife and children present following a short illness.  Wally was born in Gillett, WI to Walter and Edna (Zastrow) Rusch and shared his growing up years with his oldest sister Janet and younger brother Clyde.  Youngest sister Rellen came along and they shared a special friendship to the end. Having met his wife in [...]

Judith “Ba” Ann Lamine

Dec 05, 1946 - Feb 21, 2022

Judith “Ba” Ann Lamine, 75, Oconto Falls, died Monday evening, February 21, 2022 at home surrounded by her family.  She was born December 5, 1946 in Green Bay to Lawrence and Phyllis (Crossman) Morrow.  Judy grew up in the Oneida area. On July 27, 1968 she married Robert Lamine in Green Bay and had five children together.  The couple lived in the Green Bay area before moving to Oconto Falls 30 years ago.  Judy “Ba” will be lovingly remembered as [...]

Neil Gauthier

Feb 02, 1933 - Feb 18, 2022

Neil Gauthier, 89, Oconto Falls, died of natural causes at home Friday morning, February 18, 2022.  The oldest child of Xavier and Gladys (Exferd) Gauthier was born February 2, 1933 in Oconto Falls.  Neil grew up in Oconto Falls where he attended public schools, graduating from high school with the class of 1952.  Following graduation, he went to work for the former Scott Paper Co. before being drafted into the US Army and serving during the Korean War.  Upon his [...]

Corrine M. Cherney

Feb 13, 1931 - Feb 11, 2022

Corrine M. Cherney, 90, Green Bay, formerly Oconto Falls, died Friday morning, February 11, 2022 at a Green Bay area hospital.  She was born February 13, 1931 in Oconto County to James and Mildred (Kershek) Prausa.  Corrine grew up in Oconto County on the family farm and graduated from Oconto Falls High School with the class of 1949. On May 13, 1950 she married Peter Cherney at Sacred Heart Catholic Church.  Following their marriage, the couple lived in Green Bay [...]

Steven William Czerniak

Apr 19, 1962 - Feb 07, 2022

Steven William Czerniak, 59, Crivitz, formerly of Milwaukee, died February 7, 2022.  Beloved son of Carol (Hottenstein) and late William “Bill” Czerniak, father of Kyle W. Czerniak, brother of Ken (Sandy), James (Debra) and Michael (Elizabeth) Czerniak, brother-in-law of Vivian Czerniak, other relatives and friends.  Also preceded by wife Mary and brother Gerald “Donny” / “Woody”. Memorial gathering will be held Sunday, March 20, 2022 from 2:00 until 4:00 pm at Muskego Moose Home Lodge No 1057, S86W21693 Janesville Rd, [...]
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