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John Tait

Mar 29, 1944 - Apr 29, 2022

John Tait, 78, Sheboygan, died Friday morning, April 29, 2022 following an acute illness and brief stay at Sharon Richardson Hospice in Sheboygan Falls.  John’s family is grateful to their dedicated hospice staff to allow his wife Barb and seven children to be in constant attendance for the week so they could be together during the final week of his life.  He was one of five children born March 29, 1944 in Oconto Falls to Thomas C. and Mary (Padden) [...]

Janet “Jan” Courchaine

Feb 19, 1941 - Apr 25, 2022

Janet “Jan” Courchaine, 81, Suring, died Monday, April 25, 2022 at The Bay at Suring following a short stay.  Jan was one of eight children and had a twin brother, they were born February 19, 1941 in West Allis to Jack and Viola (Pahl) Brandon.  She grew up in the West Allis area in orphanages and foster homes. On June 4, 1960 she married Francis “Frank” Courchaine in Milwaukee and they had three children.  The couple and their young family [...]

Terry Flanigan

Mar 09, 1950 - Apr 20, 2022

Terry Flanigan, 72, Oconto Falls, died suddenly of natural causes Wednesday, April 20, 2022.  He was born March 9, 1950 in Arkansas and was raised by Harley “Doc” and Betty (Burns) Davis in Port Washington, WI. As a young man, he served in the US Army from 1973 until 1989 as an MP in various capacities.  Upon his honorable discharge, he moved to New Mexico and was employed as a police officer in various jurisdictions in the Sate until retiring [...]

Patricia “Pat” Thomson

Oct 05, 1937 - Mar 31, 2022

Patricia “Pat” Thomson, 84, Oconto Falls, went to her heavenly home early Thursday morning, March 31, 2022 at The Cottages in Oconto Falls.  She was born October 5, 1937 in Oconto Falls to Merdon “Bud” and Fern (Christensen) Drews.  She grew up in Oconto Falls where she graduated high school with the class of 1955.  Following graduation, she moved to Green Bay for employment before moving back home and working in the lab at the local paper mill. On January [...]

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 [...]
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