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Patricia “Pat” L. Hudson

Jul 25, 1936 - Jul 08, 2018

Patricia “Pat” L. Hudson, Suamico, died peacefully, with her family at her side, on Sunday, July 8, 2018.  Pat was born July 25, 1936 to Roland and Rose (Murphy) Valentine.  She grew up in the Abrams area and graduated from OcontoFallsHigh School with the class of 1954.  Following high school, she earned her RN degree from Misericordia School of Nursing in Milwaukee. On April 4, 1959 she married Donald "Don" J. Hudson at St. Joseph Church in Chase and they [...]

Marcella “Sally” (Kohel) Schroeder

Oct 17, 1936 - Jun 28, 2018

Marcella “Sally” (Kohel) Schroeder, 81, Suring, peacefully went to her heavenly home, on a warm summer Thursday evening, June 28, 2018 at home surrounded by family.  She was born October 17, 1936 on the family homestead in the Town of Morgan to Theodore and Gladys (Sell) Gaertig.  As a young girl, Sally attended a one room school house, Morgan Central, and graduated from Oconto Falls High School with the class of 1954.  It was during this part of her life [...]

Dorothy DeCloux

Jan 20, 1915 - Jun 16, 2018

Dorothy DeCloux, 103, Oconto Falls, died peacefully Saturday morning, June 16, 2018 at Lakewood Assisted Living surrounded by family.  She was born January 20, 1915 in Oconto Falls to Robert and Florence (Olson) Damp Jr. Dorothy lived in Oconto Falls for most of her life where she worked at a local canning factory and Sonny’s Restaurant before retiring from Mirro.  She was a member of Grace Lutheran Church in Oconto Falls.  Dorothy enjoyed cooking, dancing, gardening, crocheting and working in [...]

Luella Whiting

Nov 24, 1942 - Jun 13, 2018

Luella Whiting, 75, died peacefully Wednesday evening, June 13, 2018 at Care Partners in Oconto.  She was born November 24, 1942 in the Town of Breed to Edgar and Margery (Holmes) Farrar.  Luella grew up on the family farm in rural Oconto where she attended school and graduated high school. On December 3, 1960 she married Ronald C. Whiting at the Oconto United Methodist Church and the couple lived in the Town of Stiles for most of their married lives.  [...]

Gary L. Leayman

Sep 21, 1946 - Jun 07, 2018

Gary L. Leayman, 71, Oconto Falls, died early Thursday morning, June 7, 2018 at home with his family present, following a three year illness with acute myeloid leukemia.  He was born September 21, 1946 in Winfield, KS to Glenroy and Marjorie (Kunkel) Leayman.  Gary grew up in the area where he attended schools, graduating from Douglas High School with the class of 1964.  Following graduation, he attended Cowley County College where he earned an associate degree.  Gary then entered the [...]

Faye L. Anderson

Jul 21, 1923 - Jun 07, 2018

Faye L. Anderson, 94, Oconto Falls, died Thursday evening, June 7, 2018 at Bellin Hospital.  She was born July 21, 1923 in Oconto Falls to Arthur and Florence (Gilbertson) Rice.  Faye grew up in the Oconto Falls area where she attended school, graduating high school with the class of 1941. On August 25, 1945 she married Merlin “Chet” Anderson and would have celebrated 73 years together.  Over the years, Faye worked at Falls Paper & Pulp in Oconto Falls, Baldwin [...]

Leonard F. Wirkus

Oct 06, 1919 - May 31, 2018

Leonard F. Wirkus, 98, Gillett, formerly of Oak Creek, died Thursday morning, May 31, 2018.  The oldest of three children was born October 6, 1919 in Milwaukee County to Joseph and Helen Wirkus. On May 12, 1945 he married Ruth Wolter in Milwaukee.  The couple lived in the Oak Creek area for most of their married lives where Leonard worked as a fleet maintenance supervisor in the Milwaukee area until his retirement.  They moved to Gillett 14 years ago and [...]

Ralph “Jack” VandenBush

Dec 17, 1927 - Apr 26, 2018

Ralph “Jack” VandenBush, 90, Oconto Falls, died early Thursday morning, April 26, 2018 at Atrium Post Acute Care.  He was born December 17, 1927 in the Town of Morgan to William and Rose (Wood) VandenBush.  Jack grew up in the Oconto Falls area where he graduated high school with the class of 1946.  As a young man he entered the US Navy and was a member of Admiral Byrd’s expedition to the Antarctic Circle in 1947.  Upon his honorable discharge [...]

Shirley Rae Bellow

Apr 24, 2018 - Apr 24, 2018

Shirley Rae Bellow, infant daughter of Reese and Jennifer (Perry) Bellow, Green Bay, died prior to birth on Tuesday morning, April 24, 2018 at Aurora Baycare Medical Center. Survivors include her parents; 2 year old big brother Brantley; paternal grandmother, Mary (Keith Hendzel) Kallies, Green Bay; paternal grandfathers, Edwin Bellow, Oconto Falls and Tim Kallies, Pulcifer; maternal grandmother, Laura Kmit, FL; maternal great grandfather, Matthew Kmit, AK; many aunts, uncles and cousins. She was preceded in death by her paternal great [...]

Wayne K. Damp

Jan 23, 1943 - Apr 11, 2018

Wayne Damp, 75, Oconto Falls, died suddenly of natural causes Wednesday morning, April 11, 2018 at the home of his daughter.  He was born January 23, 1943 in Oconto Falls to James and Lorraine (Kitzman) Damp Sr.  Wayne grew up in Oconto Falls where he attended pubic schools, graduating from high school with the class of 1961.  Following graduation, he served in the US Navy in Vietnam and upon his honorable discharge came back to Oconto Falls. On March 12, [...]
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