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Roger Ruplinger

Jun 09, 1939 - Feb 06, 2022

Roger Ruplinger, 82, Kelly Lake, died peacefully with family at his side at his home on Sunday, February 6, 2022.  The son of Adolph Ruplinger and Agnes (Ritger) Ruplinger was born in Milwaukee where he met and married the love of his life Joanne (Lotter) Ruplinger.  Together they had two daughters.  Roger was a bus driver and later parts distributer for the Milwaukee County Transit Authority, retiring to Kelly Lake after over 33 years of service.  He worked hard his [...]

Randy MacSwain

Jan 27, 1950 - Jan 27, 2022

Randy MacSwain, Oconto Falls, died on his 72nd birthday at a Milwaukee hospital following an acute illness.  He was born January 27, 1950 in Chicago, IL to Donald and Ruth “Gail” (Smith) MacSwain.  As an infant, he moved with his family to Gillett, later going with them to the Wausau area where he spent his childhood.  As a teenager they moved to Ashwaubenon where he graduated high school with the class of 1968.  Randy then served four years in the [...]

Barbara M. Zabel

Aug 24, 1934 - Jan 25, 2022

Barbara M. Zabel, 87, Cecil, died suddenly of natural causes Tuesday morning, January 25, 2022 at home with her beloved husband and dog Sadie by her side.  The youngest child of 13 children was born August 24, 1934 to Robert and Helen (Helm) Roehl in Lake Mills, WI. In 1950, she married the love of her life Robert “Bob” Zabel in Watertown where they enjoyed a life of farming.  In 1964, they moved to Oconto Falls and raised their three [...]

Jamie Nelson

Dec 03, 1975 - Jan 17, 2022

Jamie Nelson, 46, Oconto Falls, died suddenly of natural causes Monday, January 17, 2022 at home.  He was the oldest son born December 3, 1975 to Dean and Gail (Lucas) Nelson.  Jamie grew up in Oconto Falls where he attended public schools and graduated high school.  He lived all of his life in the area where he once worked for McDermid Trucking and Packer City and was currently employed by C & L Contracting in Gillett.  Jamie will be remembered [...]

Robert “Bob” Lotter

May 02, 1936 - Jan 14, 2022

Robert “Bob” Lotter, 85, Abrams, died peacefully Friday morning, January 14, 2022 at home.  He was born May 2, 1936 in Oconto Falls to Joseph and Esther (Everard) Lotter.  Bob grew up on the family farm in rural Oconto Falls where he attended St. Anthony Elementary School and Oconto Falls High School.  As a young man, he moved to Milwaukee where he worked for a time before moving back to the area.  Bob was a competitive arm wrestler over the [...]

MaryAnn Monette

Mar 22, 1944 - Jan 12, 2022

MaryAnn Monette, 77, Abrams, died Wednesday evening, January 12, 2022 following complications from Lupas diagnosed 12 years ago.  She was born March 22, 1944 in Oak Park, IL to Gustav and Anna (Block) Knak.  As a little girl, she moved with her family to the Suring area where she grew up and graduated high school.  Following graduation, she attended vocational school and graduated with a degree in bookkeeping and became employed by NCR in Green Bay. In 1966, she married [...]

Rose McMahon

Aug 30, 1929 - Dec 31, 2021

Rose McMahon, 92, Gillett, formerly of Kelly Lake, died peacefully New Year’s Eve morning, December 31, 2021 at Serenity Gardens, her home for the past six years.  She was born August 30, 1929 to Edward and Mayme (Paitl) Brumlic where she grew up on the family farm in the Town of Brazeau.  Rose graduated from Oconto Falls High School with the class of 1947. On December 30, 1950 she married Arnold “Arnie” McMahon at Hickory Church of Christ.  The couple [...]

Debbie Slatky

May 07, 1956 - Dec 25, 2021

Debbie Slatky, 65, Spruce, died Christmas morning, December 25, 2021 at home with her family present, following an acute illness with cancer.  She was born May 7, 1956 in Marinette to Cyril and Alice (Fetterly) Vizelka.  Debbie grew up in the Spruce area and attended Oconto Falls Public Schools, graduating from high school with the class of 1974. On February 15, 1975 she married Kenny Slatky in Klondike.  The couple lived in the Town of Spruce most of their married [...]

Anna Young

Feb 02, 1983 - Dec 24, 2021

Anna Young, 38, Milwaukee, formerly of Oconto Falls, died suddenly Christmas Eve Day, December 24, 2021 at her residence of an apparent accidental overdose.  She has struggled with addiction issues most of her adult life.  She was the oldest of two daughters born February 2, 1983 to Dean and Elizabeth Erin (Hyland) Young in Oconto Falls.  The Young family lived in Gillett before moving to Oconto Falls where Anna attended St. Anthony Elementary and graduated Oconto Falls High School with [...]

Veronica “Ronnie” Kopatz

Aug 21, 1956 - Dec 17, 2021

Veronica “Ronnie” Kopatz (Angus, McDermid), 65, Oconto Falls, loving daughter, sister, mother, wife, aunt, grandmother, and friend lost her courageous 17-month battle with ovarian cancer on Friday, December 17, 2021, at home surrounded by family.  Ronnie was born August 21, 1956 in Green Bay, WI to Violet and the late Neil McDermid. Ronnie attended St. Anthony’s School, Oconto Falls Junior High, and graduated with the Oconto Falls High School class of 1974.  After graduation, she went to live with her [...]
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