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Rufus R. Vorpahl

Jul 27, 1923 - Apr 21, 2019

Rufus R. Vorpahl, 95, Hobart, formerly of Oconto Falls, died peacefully Easter morning, April 21, 2019 at Emerald Bay Retirement Community. He was born July 27, 1923 on the family farm in the Town of Underhill to Edmund and Elizabeth (Runge) Vorpahl. He grew up in the township where he attended a small country school. As a young man, Rufus served in the US Army during WWII and was stationed in Europe during major military campaigns in five countries. As [...]

Justin Paul Dumas

Oct 18, 1996 - Apr 13, 2019

Justin Paul Dumas, 22, Oconto Falls, died suddenly Saturday morning, April 13, 2019 at home of natural causes following complications from CP.  He was born October 18, 1996 in Oconto Falls to Paul Dumas and Lori Smet.  Justin grew up in rural Oconto Falls where he attended public schools and graduated high school.  While he faced many challenges in his short time on earth, he loved life and always embraced it with a big and bright smile on his face; [...]

Robert “Bob” L. Schroth

Sep 27, 1947 - Mar 28, 2019

Robert “Bob” L. Schroth, 71, Coleman, died suddenly Thursday afternoon, March 28, 2019 at Atrium Post Acute Care in Oconto Falls.  The only child of Raymond Schroth Jr. and Dorothy (Trever) Thompson was born September 27, 1947 in Marinette.  Bob grew up on the family farm in the Town of Brazeau and attended Oconto Falls Public Schools, graduating from high school with the class of 1965.  Following graduation, he entered the US Army and served his country during the Vietnam [...]

Magdalene “Mag” Tisch

May 24, 1919 - Mar 17, 2019

Magdalene “Mag” Tisch, 99, Oconto Falls, died early Sunday morning, March 17, 2019 at home with family present.  She was the 11th child of 16 born to Andrew and Jane (Berton) Konitzer on May 24, 1919 on the family farm in rural Oconto Falls.  Following the sudden death of her father, “Mag” as she was affectionately known, quit school to help out at home and help raise her younger siblings. On September 17, 1938 she married Walter “Cocky” Tisch in [...]

Ilene Koebach

Oct 09, 1938 - Mar 12, 2019

Ilene I. Koebach, 80, Oconto Falls, died suddenly Tuesday afternoon, March 12, 2019 at home of natural causes.  She was born October 9, 1938 in the U.P. to Alfred and Myra (Lehman) Bozile. Ilene was married to Donald Johnson and they had three children together, Lloyd, Keith and Carol.  After being widowed at a young age, she eventually married Richard Koebach and they had three children together, Calvin, Leah and Kyrsten.  Ilene lived in Stiles for most of her life [...]

Patricia “Patsy” Ann Nacotee

May 21, 1951 - Mar 10, 2019

Patricia “Patsy” Ann Nacotee, 67, Oconto, died peacefully Sunday, March 10, 2019 at home with friends at her side.  She was born May 21, 1951 in Keshena to (Mitchell) Phillip and Beulah (Kitchenakow) Nacotee.  She was a beautiful and determined person who was unable to speak or hear, yet spoke volumes through her strong personality and physical presence. Because of her differing abilities and her family not able to take care of her, Patsy was moved to Northern Center Training [...]

Don “Gus” Tanner

Jan 24, 1966 - Mar 07, 2019

Donald “Gus” Tanner Jr., 53, Pulaski, died suddenly Thursday morning, March 7, 2019 at St. Luke’s Hospital in Milwaukee from health issues associated with a long life of dialysis.  He was born January 24, 1966 in Cherry Point, NC to Donald Tanner Sr. and Kathy Mulloy.  Don grew up in the south and graduated from Parkway South High School in Manchester, MO and attended Southeast MO State on a music scholarship.  As a young man he entered the US Coast [...]

Marcella “Sally” VandenBush

Nov 27, 1921 - Feb 17, 2019

Marcella “Sally” VandenBush, 97, St. Germain, formerly Oconto Falls, died Sunday evening, February 17, 2019 at Atrium Post Acute Care in Oconto Falls.  She was born November 27, 1921 in Oconto Falls to Arthur and Agnes (Birr) Krause.  Sally grew up in Oconto Falls where she attended South Morgan Elementary School and later graduated from Oconto Falls High School with the class of 1939. On June 14, 1941 she married Harley “Joe” VandenBush in Oconto Falls and raised nine children.  [...]

James Meyers

Dec 18, 1968 - Feb 17, 2019

James Meyers, 50, died Sunday evening, February 17, 2019 as the result of a snowmobile accident in Bayfield County.  The oldest of four children, James was born December 18, 1968 to Ken and Yvonne (Luisier) Meyers in Oconto Falls.  James grew up in the Town of Spruce where he attended elementary school at the Spruce School House until the fifth grade and then attended Washington Middle School in Oconto Falls.  He graduated from Oconto Falls High School with the class [...]

Evalene G. Kalous

Dec 09, 1919 - Feb 10, 2019

Evalene G. Kalous, 99. Gillett, died early Sunday morning, February 10, 2019 at the Woodlands of Gillett.  She was born December 9, 1919 in Thurmont, MD to Charles and Bessie (Wastler) Recker.  As a small child, Evalene moved with her family to Iowa where she attended public schools, graduating from Yale High School with the class of 1939. On June 3, 1939 she married Muryl Kalous in Perry, IA.  The couple lived in Yale for a short time before moving [...]
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