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Dave “Bull” A. Sabrowsky

Feb 23, 1948 - Nov 21, 2023

Dave “Bull” A. Sabrowsky, 75, Oconto Falls, gained his seat at the Lords table on Tuesday, November 21, 2023 and was reunited with the love of his life and soulmate Connie.  He was born February 23, 1948 in Clintonville to Marvin and Isabelle (Bragg) Sabrowsky. On July 15, 1977 he married Connie Ponchaud in Brown County.  The couple lived in Green Bay before moving to the Oconto Falls area many years ago.  Dave had a love for trucking and had [...]

Alice M. Mortell

May 24, 1922 - Nov 12, 2023

Alice M. Mortell, 101, Oconto Falls, died Sunday evening, November 12, 2023 at Meadowbrook Healthcare Center.  She was born May 24, 1922 in Kaukauna to Urban and Anna (Heindl) Landreman.  At the age of 9 years old, she moved with her family to Green Bay where she graduated from West High School with the class of 1940.  Following graduation she worked for Northern Transportation in Green Bay. On August 3, 1946 she married Robert “Bob” Mortell at St. Patrick’s Catholic [...]

Wayne W. Depner

Apr 22, 1947 - Nov 10, 2023

Wayne William Depner, 76, Black Creek, died peacefully at home on November 10, 2023, after a short illness.  Wayne was born April 22, 1947, to Arthur and Doris (Vandenbush) Depner in Oconto Falls.  He graduated from Oconto Falls High School in 1965.  In October 1966, he enlisted with the U.S. Army and spent time in Germany.  He completed his three-year commitment in October 1969 and earned the National Defense Service Medal as a Rifle Sharpshooter. On February 27, 1971, he [...]

Naomi S. Block

Mar 27, 1928 - Oct 25, 2023

Naomi S. Block, 95, Shawano formerly of Gillett, died Wednesday morning, October 25, 2023 at The Cottages in Shawano.  She was born March 27, 1928 on the family farm in rural Gillett to Eric and Amanda (Zemke) Peterson. On August 21, 1948 she married Adolph “Cookie” Block.  The couple lived in the Gillett area for all their married lives where she was once employed as a bookkeeper for Gillett Feed Mill and later Gillett Implement.  Naomi was a longtime and [...]

Betty Siefert

Oct 22, 1925 - Oct 22, 2023

Betty Siefert, Eau Claire, Wisconsin, formerly of Oconto Falls, went to her heavenly home on her 98th birthday, October 22, 2023. Betty loved music. She recalls taking the street car to church and choir practice in Detroit as a young girl. She sang in church choirs from the time she was eight years old and at that time decided to become a teacher when she grew up. Betty Jean (Priestaf) Siefert was born October 22, 1925, to the late Henry [...]

Donald “Toby” Peterson

Nov 16, 1933 - Oct 13, 2023

On the evening of October 13, 2023, Donald “Toby” Peterson, 89, left this world better than he found it, peacefully from the comfort of his home and surrounded by his loving family. A lifelong resident of Oconto Falls, Donald was born November 16, 1933 to Alfred and Esther (Coisman) Peterson, and spent much of his childhood years growing up in a rural area of Oconto Falls known as “Swedetown.” During that time, he would be given the name of “Toby,” [...]

Kenneth H. Keith Sr.

Mar 22, 1943 - Oct 05, 2023

Kenneth Henry Keith, 80, Suring, died Thursday, October 5, 2023 surrounded by his family at St Mary’s Hospital in Green Bay.  He was born in Oconto Falls to Henry and Josephine (Urbanek) Keith on March 22, 1943.  Ken grew up in Oconto Falls where he attended elementary school, became a member of St Anthony’s Congregation and later graduated from Oconto Falls High School Class of 1961. Following graduation from high school, he took on several different professions. He was employed [...]

Judy A. Braun

Feb 24, 1944 - Oct 05, 2023

Judy “Mumma” A. Braun, 79, Gillett, died peacefully Thursday morning, October 5, 2023 surrounded by her family.  She was born February 24, 1944 in Kiel to Merlin and Henrietta (Bartel) Wiesner.  Judy grew up in the Kiel area where she graduated high school. On February 5, 2005 she married Jeff Braun in Oconto.  Judy was always willing to open her home to others, share her warm hugs and care for others.  She was also well known as a huge and [...]

Kerry Krause

Oct 22, 1955 - Sep 30, 2023

Kerry Krause, 67, Oconto Falls, died early Saturday morning, September 30, 2023 at Meadowbrook at Oconto Falls following a history of health complications.  He was born October 22, 1955 in Oconto Falls to Alfred and Joan (Knudson) Krause Jr.  Kerry grew up on the family farm in rural Oconto Falls and attended public schools, graduating high school with the class of 1974.  It was on his families’ farm where he learned a hard work ethic and developed mechanical skills.  Kerry [...]

LaVonne “Vonnie” Jones

Apr 15, 1928 - Sep 30, 2023

LaVonne “Vonnie” Jones, 95, Gainesville, GA, formerly from Milwaukee, died Saturday afternoon, September 30, 2023 at home while being cared for by her two children.  She was born April 15, 1928 in Milwaukee to Allen and Dorothy (Snyder) Schultz.  While growing up in Milwaukee and traveling to Oconto County with her parents, Vonnie would meet her future husband in their youth.  Following graduation from Girls Tech High School with the class of 1945, she worked at the Milwaukee City Club [...]
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