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Iris Duffy

Aug 03, 1920 - Sep 30, 2021

Iris Duffy, 101, Green Bay, formerly of Abrams, died Thursday morning, September 30, 2021 at Marla Vista in Green Bay.  She was born August 3, 1920 in Manitowoc to Robert E. and Inez (Robertson) Nicholson.  Iris grew up in Manitowoc where she graduated from Lincoln High School.  As a young lady, she worked at Aluminum Specialty in Manitowoc. On August 9, 1941 she married Edward “Ted” Duffy in Manitowoc.  The couple owned and operated a family farm in the Town [...]

Jeanette (Peterson) Wusterbarth

Jun 23, 1936 - Sep 29, 2021

Jeanette (Peterson) Wusterbarth, 85, Marion, IN and Oconto Falls native, peacefully passed Wednesday afternoon, September 29, 2021 with her family by her side.  Jeanette, the only girl born to Alfred and Esther (Coisman) Peterson, was born June 23, 1936 in Oconto Falls, WI.  Jeanette grew up in Oconto Falls where she graduated from Oconto Falls High School. On September 8, 1956 she married the love of her life John Wusterbarth and they had four children.  Through John’s military service the [...]

Merlin Chester Anderson

Oct 13, 1922 - Sep 29, 2021

Merlin Chester Anderson, 98, Oconto Falls, died Wednesday evening at Wisconsin Veteran’s Home in King, WI.  He was born October 13, 1922 in Oconto Falls to Anton and Astrid (Nelson) Anderson and attended Sunny Slope School. He lived in San Diego, CA from 1942-43 and worked at Consolidated AirCraft plant assembling airplanes.  He served in WWII from March 2, 1943-August 26, 1944 as Private, Det Md, 51st Gen. Hosp. Medical Corps.  After returning home, he married Faye Lucille Rice on [...]

Carl E. Johnson

Jun 18, 1926 - Sep 19, 2021

Carl E. Johnson was called home where hunting and fishing adventures are perfect each and every day. He was born on June 18, 1926 to Gustaf and Elsie (Ekman) Johnson. He was baptized on September 5, 1926 in the Town of Maple Valley, Wisconsin in the Evangelical Lutheran Congregation.  He grew up on the family farm, Oconto Falls, WI. On December 17, 1960 Carl married Ruth Clausen-Belongia in Menomonee, MI. Carl lived in the Green Valley area all of his [...]

Francis “Ole” Olejniczak

Dec 18, 1938 - Sep 10, 2021

Francis “Ole” Olejniczak, 82, Oconto, died Friday morning, September 10, 2021. He was born in Green Bay in 1938. In 1963, he married his wife of 58 years, Susan Cieslewicz, had four children together: Keith (Judy) Olejniczak, Lynn Herkert (deceased) and son-in-law Jeff (Molly) Herkert; Kraig (Beth) Olejniczak; Tina (Bryan) Bruckner; proud grandfather of 10 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren. Ole lived most of his life in the Abrams area spending most of his life passionately working with youth. From [...]

Thomas “Tom” W. Lutz

Nov 28, 1937 - Sep 04, 2021

Thomas “Tom” W. Lutz, 83, Oconto Falls, died Saturday, September 4, 2021 at Bellin Hospital in Oconto following a short illness. Tom was born in Minnesota but was raised on the family dairy farm outside Oconto Falls and it was there that he learned the value of hard work from his parents, John and Marcella Lutz. As a student at Oconto Falls High School, Tom was active in football, track, dramatics and forensics, FFA, and the school play. He was [...]

Lyle W. Rasmussen

Apr 16, 1940 - Aug 25, 2021

Lyle W. Rasmussen, 81, Oconto Falls, died suddenly Wednesday morning, August 25, 2021 at Meadowbrook nursing facility following a short illness. The sixth of seven children of Walter and Emma (Lifke) Rasmussen was born April 16, 1940 in Oconto Falls. Lyle grew up in rural Oconto Falls, only to have his mother die suddenly when he was 4 years old, but was raised in a large and loving family by his older sisters. On May 13, 1961 he married Mary [...]

Virgil Lee Brown

May 04, 1952 - Aug 25, 2021

Virgil Lee Brown, 69, Abrams, died Wednesday morning, August 25, 2021 at St. Mary’s Hospital in Green Bay. He was born May 4, 1952 in Frankfort, MI to Clinton and Marion (Ralston) Brown. On February 28, 1975 he married Marianne Burdosh in Germany while being stationed with the US Army. Upon his honorable discharge from the military, the couple made their home in Wisconsin where Virgil worked as a mechanical draftsman. He also was active in the Army National Guard [...]

Ray Krause

Jun 12, 1952 - Aug 19, 2021

Ray Krause, 69, Oconto Falls, died Thursday evening, August 19, 2021 with his family present, following complications from Parkinson’s disease diagnosed nine years ago. The second oldest child of Kenneth and Alva “Jean” (Lusha) Krause was born June 12, 1952 in Oconto Falls. Ray grew up in Oconto Falls where he attended public schools, graduating from high school with the class of 1970. Following graduation, he went to work for the Scott Paper Co. In 1972, he married Debra Belongia [...]

Thomas “Tom” N. Trudell

Oct 29, 1950 - Aug 11, 2021

Thomas “Tom” Nolan Trudell, 70, Oconto Falls, died peacefully at home with his family by his side on August 11, 2021, after a three-and-a-half-year battle with cancer.  Tom was born October 29, 1950, to Peter Sr and Rose (Nespala) Trudell in Oconto Falls, and always was a proud West-sider.  He attended St. Anthony School for 8 years and graduated with the class of ‘69 from Oconto Falls High School.    He married classmate Patricia Stiller of Little Suamico on January 15, 1972. [...]
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