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Betty D. Lex, 95, formerly of Birnamwood, died Tuesday, July 28, 2015 at the Homme Home of Wittenberg under the care of Aspirus Comfort Care and Hospice Services. She was born on January 22, 1920 in Milwaukee, the daughter of the late Eugene and Dorothea (Below) Schiedt. On July 26, 1947, Betty was united in marriage to John Lex at Holy Family Catholic Church, Mattoon. He preceded her in death on November 8, 2004. Betty and John owned and operated a dairy farm and tree farm . in the township of Aniwa for many years. Her flower garden was her passion but she also enjoyed shooting pool, going to the casino and baking. Betty loved taking care of and spending time with her family. Survivors include four children, Jack Lex, Birnamwood; Dan (Cindy) Lex, Birnamwood, Randy (Cathy) Lex, Schofield and Julayne (Bruce) Jansen, Birnamwood; 8 grandchildren; 3 step-grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. She is also survived by other relatives. In addition to her parents and husband, Betty was preceded in death by one son, Larry Lex; one sister and two brothers. The Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 4pm on Friday, July 31, 2015 at St. Philomena Catholic Church, Birnamwood. Fr. Anthony Ibekwe will officiate. Interment will be in St. Boniface Catholic Cemetery, Aniwa. Visitation will be held on Friday from 2pm until the time of services at the church. Schmidt & Schulta Funeral Home, Birnamwood is assisting the family with arrangements. Memories and condolences may be shared at schmidtschulta.com.

Lee Klingbile, 68, Wittenberg passed away on Sunday, July 26, 2015 at Aspirus Wausau Hospital. He was born on April 25, 1947 in Wausau, the son of the late Clarence and Clara (Schulz) Klingbile. Lee served in the U.S. Army. He worked for Domtar Paper Mill, formerly Weyerhaeuser Company for many years, retiring in 2010. Helping his family was of utmost importance to Lee. Survivors include his wife, Susan (Woznicki) Klingbile, Wittenberg; two sons, Rob Klingbile, Wittenberg . and Rick (Sarah) Klingbile, Green Bay; two grandchildren, Keegan and Declan and his sister, Susan (Shawn) Lynch. He is also survived by other family members and friends. In addition to his parents, Lee was preceded in death by a brother, Kerry Klingbile. The Funeral Service will be held at 11am on Saturday, August 1, 2015 at Schmidt & Schulta Funeral Home, Wittenberg. Deacon Howard Bricco will officiate. Military Rites will be conducted by the Bloecher-Johnson American Legion Post #502 at the funeral home following the service. Private Inurnment will be held at Forest Home Cemetery, Wittenberg. Visitation will be held from 10am until the time of the service at the funeral home. Memories and condolences may be shared at schmidtschulta.com.

Frederick J. “Jack” Hohn, 82, Birnamwood, died Saturday, July 18, 2015 at U.W. Hospital, Madison. He was born on December 8, 1932 in Red River, the son of the late Ernest and Mildred (Thorne) Hohn. On January 2, 1954, Frederick was united in marriage to Suzanne Westfahl in the town of Grant. She survives. Frederick worked as a food inspector for the USDA for over 50 years. He enjoyed going on fishing trips with Grandpa Ron and working on the family farm, but he especially lo. ved spending time with his grandchildren. Survivors include his wife, Sue Hohn, Birnamwood; two sons, Warren (Margo) Hohn, Merrill and Steven Hohn, Wittenberg; five grandchildren, Madonna, Derek, Kenny, Danielle and Kasey; seven great-grandchildren, Emerson, Mariah, Ivy, Isaac, April, Jesse and Aubrey; one sister, Yvonne (Orville) Pingel, town of Easton and one brother-in-law, Kenneth Westfahl, Green Bay. He is also survived by other relatives and special neighbors, Jim Beyersdorf and Carl Radtke. In addition to his parents, Frederick was preceded in death by two daughters-in-law, Debra and Carlene Hohn. A time of sharing will be held at 12noon on Sunday, July 26, 2015 at Schmidt & Schulta Funeral Home, Birnamwood. Military rites will be conducted by the Darling-Gunderson American Legion Post #341. Visitation will be held from 11am until the time of the service on Sunday at the funeral home. Memories and condolences may be shared at schmidtschulta.com.

Marvin F. Decorah Sr.,Max ii suc, “Red Sky”, 59, Wittenberg, died on Saturday, July 18, 2015 at his home. He was born on April 15, 1956 in LaCrosse, the son of the late Leslie and Lucille (Bear Chief) Decorah Sr. Survivors include his wife Stella Medicine Top, Wittenberg; six children Myah Lea Decorah, Rhea (Antonio) Sanchez, Stella Marcy Jo Decorah, Marvin Decorah Jr., Mariah Decorah, and Kozee Medicine Top Decorah all of Wittenberg; grandchildren, Angelina, Andres, and Ali. ana, Stellina and Cardell; an aunt Marie Lewis, Black River Falls; Siblings, Rosemarie Funmaker, Wittenberg, Bonnie (Terril) Tech, Eland, Richard Decorah Wisconsin Dells and Jenine (Tony) Catron, Wittenberg and many nieces and nephews. Marvin was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Leslie Jr. and Benjamin; sister, Lauren Little Wolf; nephew, Talli Decorah and a niece Ina Marie Funmaker. The funeral service will be held at 2PM on Tuesday, July 21, 2015 at the Potch Chee Nunk Community Center, Wittenberg. Mr. Martin Little Wolf will officiate. Interment will be in the John Stacy Memorial Cemetery. Visitation will be held on Monday from 12NOON until the time of service on Tuesday at the community center. Schmidt & Schulta Funeral Home, Wittenberg is assisting the family with funeral arrangements. Memories and condolences may be shared at schmidtschulta.com

Sally J. Pagryzinski, 60, Hatley, passed away peacefully on Thursday, July 16, 2015 at Aspirus Wausau Hospital, after a courageous 7 year battle with cancer. She was born on July 28, 1954 in Wausau, the daughter of the late Donald and Louise (Witter) Hoffmann. On December 27, 1975, Sally was united in marriage to Jerome Pagryzinski at Holy Name Catholic Church, Wausau. He survives. Sally was employed by the Marathon County Library for 38 years, retiring in 2008. She enjoye. d cross country trips with her husband in the semi, the outdoors, going up north and the occasional trip to the casino. Most important to Sally was the time spent with her family, especially her grandchildren. Survivors include her husband, Jerome; two daughters, Jennifer (Timothy) Browne, Naples, FL and Susan (Adam) Hunt, Wausau; four grandchildren, Quentin Schmidt, Shelby Schmidt, Wayne Moore III and Demetrius Browne and siblings, Edward (Wendy) Hoffmann, Rockford, IL, Lee Hoffmann and Roy Hoffmann, both of Wausau, Mary Kettle, Janesville, Donna Hoffmann and Betty Hoffmann, both of Wausau. Sally was preceded in death by her parents and a brother Ricky. A memorial service will be held at 11AM on Thursday, July 23, 2015 at Schmidt & Schulta Funeral Home, Wittenberg. Sr. Mary Ellen Diermeier will officiate. Visitation will be on Wednesday from 4PM to 8PM and again on Thursday from 10AM until the time of service all at the funeral home. Memories and condolences may be shared at schmidtschulta.com

Ida Krumins (nee Kampe), aged 93, died July 8, 2015 at her daughter Marga’s home in Waukesha, Wisconsin. She was born on December 11, 1921 in Ogre, Latvia, the daughter of Paulis and Anna Kampe (Sulcs). She was a graduate of the Agricultural Technical School in Priekule, Latvia. She married Gothards Alberts Krumins (Puka) in the summer of 1943, three years after they met on her parents’ farm where his parents would go to buy milk while at their summer home in the country. Wit. Continue Reading

Harry M. Fischer, 86, town of Norrie, died Saturday, July 11, 2015 at Aspirus Wausau Hospital. He was born on September 29, 1928 in Aniwa, the son of the late Frank and Laura (Lex) Fischer. On October 10, 1953, Harry was united in marriage to Dolores Liethen at St. Philomena Catholic Church, Birnamwood. She survives. Harry moved to the town of Norrie in 1947 and farmed until 1964. He then worked as a farm mechanic at Cloverbelt Co-op for 19 years. Harry and Dolores owned and. operated the Norrie Inn for over 15 years. He worked for the town of Norrie for many years and also served as the town of Norrie Supervisor. He had been a member of St. Philomena since moving to Norrie and sang in the church choir for 60 years. He enjoyed fixing and restoring old Allis Chalmers tractors, spending time outdoors and at the farm, singing and spending time with his family. Harry was a “jack of all trades” and always was willing to help his family and friends. Survivors include his wife, Dolores Fischer, town of Norrie; three children, Susan (Jerry) Ritchie, Sussex, Steven (Nancy) Fischer, Eland and Scott (Sheryl) Fischer, town of Norrie; seven granddaughters, Jennifer (Matthew) Caine, Waukesha, Kathryn (Jason) Elsing, Cheyenne, WY, Sarah Hetzel, Birnamwood, Melanie (Brian Rew) Fischer, Aniwa, Angela Fischer, Eland, Heather (Corey) Krull, Birnamwood and Holly (Luke Duginske) Fischer, Waukesha; four great-grandchildren, Sophia Hetzel, Caleb Rew, Aubrey Elsing and Chase Krull and three sisters-in-law, Betty Fischer, Green Bay, Marge Fischer, Neenah and Edna Fischer, Wausau. Harry is also survived by numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. In addition to his parents, Harry was preceded in death by three sisters, Barbara, Mary and Deloris and nine brothers, John, Joe, Frank, Ed, Bill, Rob, Ray, Lawrence “Stub” and Phil. The Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11am on Wednesday, July 15, 2015 at St. Philomena Catholic Church, Birnamwood. Fr. Anthony Ibekwe will officiate. Visitation will be on Tuesday from 4pm until 7pm with rosary service beginning at 7pm at Schmidt & Schulta Funeral Home, Birnamwood and on Wednesday from 10am until the time of service at the church. Interment will be in the parish cemetery. Memories and condolences can be shared at schmidtschulta.com.

Sandra J. Wierzba, 68, Rosholt, died unexpectedly Wednesday July 8th, 2015 at her home. Sandra was born on October 30, 1946, in Chicago, IL, the daughter of the late John and Agnes Knitter. The family later moved to Rosholt to take over the family dairy farm. Sandra graduated from Rosholt High School in 1964. On October 18, 1969, Sandra was united in marriage to Ronald Wierzba at St. Adalbert Catholic Church. He survives. Sandra worked for the Wisconsin Lions Camp and then la. ter for Rosholt Elementary School as an aide for the 4k children, which she absolutely loved. She retired in 2006. She enjoyed spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren. She also enjoyed reading, playing games on her computer, gardening, and gambling trips to the casino with her husband. Survivors include her husband, Ronald, two children, Todd (Audrey) Wierzba, Wittenberg, and Keri (Todd) Check, Rosholt; five grandchildren, Autumn, Olivia and Lily Wierzba, Kyle and Macey Check, two step-grandchildren, Brittany and Tyler Hoffman, one step great-grandchild, Sophia; and one brother, Robert (Mary) Knitter, Eland and many brother and sister-in-laws including Sally (Frank) Meshak, Tom (Mary) Wierzba, Rita (John) Goskowicz, Rose (Brian) Hamilton, Helen (Al) Hintz, Frank (Althea) Wierzba, John (Linda) Wierzba, Anna (Dennis) Mlodik, Gerard (Lori) Wierzba, Lenae (Norb) Sankey, Sophie Wierzba and numerous nieces, nephews aunts and uncles. Sandra was preceded in death by her parents, John & Agnes Knitter; in-Laws, Andrew Wierzba Sr.and Anna Wierzba; Step-in-law Peter Wierzba; Brothers in law, David and Andrew Wierzba Jr. and nephews Kevin (Butchie) Wierzba & John Wierzba Jr. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:30AM on Monday July 13, 2015 at St. Adalbert’s Catholic Church, Rosholt. Fr. Greg Michaud will officiate. Interment will be in the parish cemetery. Visitation will be Sunday at 4PM until 8:00PM with a rosary at 7:30PM and again on Monday from 9:30AM until the time of service all at the church. Schmidt & Shulta Funeral Home, Wittenberg is assisting the family with funeral arrangements. Memories and condolences may be shared at schmidtschulta.com.

Ardell V. Uttecht, 88, Birnamwood, died Tuesday, July 7, 2015 at her home under the care of her family and Aspirus Comfort Care and Hospice Services, Wausau. She was born on October 24, 1926 in Shawano County, the daughter of the late Clarence and Claricy (Guerin) Wendler, Sr. On October 27, 1945, Ardell was united in marriage to Norman Uttecht in Wittenberg. He preceded her in death on May 11, 1985. Ardell enjoyed gardening, watching the birds, putting together puzzles, dra. wing and playing cards, but she especially loved spending time with her family. Survivors include six children, Shirley (Dale, Sr.) Fandrey, Hatley, Kenneth (Suzy) Uttecht, Donna (Ron, Sr.) Stankowski, Lloyd (Joanne) Uttecht, Marvin (Donna) Uttecht and Barbara (Randy Pockat) Berger, all of Birnamwood; 16 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren and her siblings, Viola (George) Konkel, Wittenberg, Lucille Bricco, Neenah, Clarence (Pat) Wendler, Wittenberg, Evelyn Verkuilen, Neenah, Roger (Mary Jane) Wendler, Wittenberg, Deanna Elmer, Greenville, Sally (Mike) Swenson, Neenah and Merry (Roger) Voight, Menasha. She is also survived by many nieces, nephews and other relatives. In addition to her parents and husband, Ardell was preceded in death by twin granddaughters, Sarah Lee and Sue Ann Berger; her father and mother-in-law, Frank and Eva Uttecht; three brothers-in-law, Bob Bricco, Sr., Darrell Verkuilen, Sr. and Ray Elmer, Sr. and one sister-in-law, Vivian Ajeska. The Funeral Service will be held at 11am on Saturday, July 11, 2015 at St. John Lutheran Church, Birnamwood. Rev. Lisa Ubbelohde will officiate. Interment will be in the parish cemetery. Visitation will be held on Saturday from 9am until the time of the service. Schmidt & Schulta Funeral Home, Birnamwood is assisting the family with arrangements. Memories and condolences may be shared at schmidtschulta.com.

Jeffrey ‘Jeff’ Hedtke, 64, longtime Hatley resident, went to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Sunday, June 28, 2015. Jeff was born in Wausau on August 10, 1950, the son of the late Walter Hedtke and Tillie (Will) Hedtke, Schofield. He became a child of God through Holy Baptism at Grace Lutheran Church in Ringle on November 11, 1950. Jeff later reconfirmed his faith by rite of Confirmation on May 31, 1964. He loved Jesus all his life. Jeff graduated from D.C. Eve. Continue Reading

Eugene R. Bown, 88, Aniwa, died on Tuesday, June 23, 2015 at Aspirus Hospice House, Wausau. He was born on August 10, 1926 in Waterloo, Iowa, the son of the late Roger and Idamae (Engles) Bown. Eugene graduated from Reinbeck High School in Iowa. He served in the United States Army during World War II. He married Helen Lamas on September 2, 1949. She preceded him in death on October 23, 1969. Eugene then married Doris (Niermann) Zwicky on November 4, 1972. She survives. Eug. ene worked at Murray Machinery in Wausau until his retirement in 1989. He was a member of Hogarty Community Church and the Leland Tollefson VFW Post #2653, Antigo. Survivors include his wife, Doris; two daughters, Sharon (Rod) Malpert, Ringle and Diane Mundt, Wausau; two step-sons, Jerry (Joan) Zwicky, Green Bay and Dale (Sharon) Zwicky, Schofield; a step-daughter, Gail (Bob) Thompson, Chicago; 10 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; brothers, Don (Carol) Bown, Robert (Pat) Bown, Warren (Violet) Bown and Jerry (Charlotte) Bown, all of Iowa and Dick Bown, Detroit; one brother-in-law, Harlan (Brenda) Hempen and many nieces and nephews. Eugene was preceded in death by his first wife, parents, sister, Mary Ann Hempen and one great-granddaughter. The funeral service will be held at 11AM on Monday, June 29, 2015 at Hogarty Community Church, Hogarty. Rev. Roger Davis will officiate. Visitation will be on Monday from 9:30AM until the time of service at the church. Schmidt & Schulta Funeral Home, Birnamwood is assisting the family with funeral arrangements. Memories and condolences may be shared at Schmidtschulta.com

Eddie A. Matz, Jr., 79, Wittenberg, died Monday, June 22, 2015 at the Homme Home of Wittenberg. He was born on November 30, 1935 in the town of Almon, Shawano County, the son of the late Eddie and Violet (Wickman) Matz, Sr. Eddie farmed in the town of Almon and the town of Wittenberg. He also drove truck for Duffek Sand and Gravel. He played baseball for the Town of Almon baseball team for many years. Eddie enjoyed hunting and fishing but especially enjoyed spending time w. ith his children and grandchildren. Survivors include four children, Lori (Dan) Kroening, Edgar, Rose (Dick Potrykus) Morgan, Wittenberg, Steven (Deanna) Denovi, Bevent and John (Erika) Denovi, Birnamwood; 12 grandchildren; his siblings, Art (Rhoda) Matz, Elroy (Julane) Matz, Dennis (Donna) Matz, Arletta Kaufmann, Reka (Bill) Reynolds, Rose Serrano, June (Phil) Jasurda and Evelyn (Curtis) Low; and two sisters-in-law, Bonnie Matz and Ethel Matz. Eddie is also survived by many nieces and nephews, other relatives and friends. In addition to his parents, Eddie was preceded in death by his wife Jeanette; two brothers, Kenneth and Allen and three brothers-in-law, Jay Reynolds, Roger Treptow and Juan Serrano. The Funeral Service will take place at 2pm on Thursday, June 25, 2015 at Schmidt & Schulta Funeral Home, Wittenberg. Rev. Amy Meyer will officiate. Interment will be in the Town of Almon Cemetery. Visitation will be on Thursday from 12noon until the time of services at the funeral home. Memories and condolences may be shared at schmidtschulta.com.

On Father’s Day, June 21, 2015, Dan Owen, Sr. went down swinging after a long courageous battle with cancer. He was born on July 8, 1947 in Wausau, the son of the late Donald and Rose (Radliff) Owen. Dan was a U.S. Army Veteran. On October 3, 1970, Dan was united in marriage to Donna Kluck at St. Philomena Catholic Church, Birnamwood. She survives. Dan worked for Adams Concrete Products from 1968 until 1985. He then worked for Kersten Lumber until 1998, and most recently W. ittenberg Hardwoods, retiring in 2008. He pitched for the Wittenberg Baseball Team for many years, was on a bowling League at Resch Lanes, was a member of the Ingersol Trap Club and the Mountain Bay Coyote Hunters Club. He enjoyed hunting and was an avid Green Bay Packer and Milwaukee Brewer fan. This last September, Dan was honored to go on the Never Forgotten Honor Flight and threw out the first pitch at a Milwaukee Brewer Game. Survivors include his wife, Donna Owen, Wittenberg; three children, Dawn (Vernon, Jr.) Krolow, Eland, Denise (Jeff) Wheelock, Cottage Grove, MN and Dan Owen, Jr., Wittenberg; two grandchildren, Nicholas Wheelock, Wittenberg and Hannah Wheelock, Cottage Grove, MN; his brother, Don (Mary Anne) Owen, Racine; his sister-in-law, Diane Foth and his mother-in-law, Kathryn Kluck, both of Wittenberg. He is also survived by other relatives and many friends. In addition to his parents, Dan was preceded in death by one daughter, Debra Owen; sister, Phyllis (LaVern) Hegewald; father-in-law, Ernest Kluck, brother-in-law, Wesley Foth and nephew, Paul Hegewald. The Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11am on Saturday, June 27, 2015 at Holy Family-St. William Catholic Church, Wittenberg. Fr. Robert Groher will officiate. Interment will be in the parish cemetery with military rites conducted by the Bloecher-Johnson American Legion Post #502. Visitation will be held on Friday from 4pm until 8pm and on Saturday from 10am until the time of the service all at the church. Schmidt & Schulta Funeral Home, Wittenberg is assisting the family with arrangements. Memories and condolences may be shared at schmidtschulta.com. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to the Never Forgotten Honor Flight in Dan’s memory. Dan wasn’t a suit and tie guy, so his final request was that everyone wear casual comfortable clothing. Our family sends a great big, heartfelt thank you to Dr. Adedayo Onitilo and the wonderful staff of Saint Clare’s Cancer Care Unit in Weston for the loving care you gave Dan during his treatments.

Daniel A. Nemetz, 87, Wittenberg, formerly of Bowler, died Sunday, June 21, 2015 at the Homme Home of Wittenberg. He was born on June 1, 1928 in Chicago, IL, the son of the late Frank and Irene (Wertel) Nemetz. On October 14, 1950, Daniel was united in marriage to Veral Magley. They later divorced. On August 14, 1982, he married Jeanette (Foth) Matz at Redeemer Lutheran Church, Wittenberg. Daniel farmed and owned his own trucks. He star, ted driving semi in 1949 and drove . for 57 years without an accident. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping and restoring old tractors. Survivors include his wife, Jeanette Nemetz, Bowler; five children, Kenneth Nemetz, Hatley, Diane (Steve) Baugnet, Townsend, Christine (Gary) Reese, Wauskehsa, Nancy (Gerard) Duginske and Lori (Ken) Hoyt, Whitewater; 13 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren, two step-children, Kelly (Kelle) Matz, Weston and Randy (Theresa) Matz, Wausau; four sisters, Delores (Merle) Watzka, Mary Ann (John) Barrette, Gloria (Dick) Warden, and Betty (Skip) Conrad, all of Green Bay; three sisters-in-law, Jannette Nemetz, Norma Nemetz and Delores Ryser and one brother-in-law, James (Rita) Foth. He is also survived by step-grandchildren and other relatives. In addition to his parents, Daniel was preceded in death by two sons, James and Gary; one grandson, Phillip Duginske; daughter-in-law, Stephanie Nemetz; sisters, Virginia (leo) Tauschek; four brothers, Arnold, Hank, Robert (Eileen) and Raymond (Judy) and one stepson, Greg Matz. The Funeral Service will be held at 11am on Friday, June 26, 2015 at Immanuel Lutheran Church, Town of Morris. Rev. John Hielsberg will officiate. Interment will be in the parish cemetery. Visitation will be on Friday from 9am until the time of the service at the church. Schmidt & Schulta Funeral Home, Wittenberg is assisting the family with arrangements. Memories and condolences may be shared at schmidtschulta.com. Directions to the church coming from Shawano are Take Highway 29 West about 20 miles to Cty Hwy J. Turn left on J about 2 miles. Turn left on Church Road about 2 miles to Church.

James J. Szews, 80, Hatley, died Sunday, June 14, 2015 under the care of his family and Aspirus Comfort Care & Hospice Services at his home. He was born on February 1, 1935, in the town of Elderon, the son of the late Max and Regina (Bender) Szews. James star, ted school in 1940 at Bungalow School in Elderon. He graduated from Wittenberg High School in 1952. James was a US Army Veteran serving 18 months in Korea and Japan and was honorably discharged on December 28, 1955. H. e was a member of the Hatley American Legion #471 and the Elderon Memorial Post #8068 VFW. On July 18, 1959, James was united in marriage to Henrietta Steinke at St. Florian’s Catholic Church, Hatley. She survives. James was previously employed at the former Cloverbelt Fuel Oil, Wausau for 10 years and then worked at the Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Company (3M), Wausau, retiring in 2000. James enjoyed hunting, fishing, baking bread, listening to polkas, gardening and telling jokes. James had a wonderful sense of humor. He was an avid Green Bay Packers and Milwaukee Brewers fan and most of all; he loved spending time with his family. James is survived by his wife of 56 years, Henrietta Szews; three children, Jeff (Leah) Szews, Weston, Lisa Szews, Ringle and Todd (Terri) Szews, Hatley; Grandchildren, Alyson (Ryan) Plisch, Appleton, Ashley Szews, Weston, Dylan Szews and Tyler Szews, both of Menasha, Brandon Poch and Ryan Poch, both of Hatley, Kim (Luke) Lewis, Texas and Mandy (Barrett) Griffin, Mississippi; six great grandchildren; four brothers and sisters; Rupert (Jean) Szews, Hatley, Irene (Bernie) Schaefer, Colgate, Joyce Zenz, New Berlin and Ron (Janice) Szews, Plymouth, MN and sisters-in-law; Mary Jane Szews and Gertrude Szews. In addition to his parents, James was preceded in death by one sister; Lorraine Schwab and two brothers; Ernest and Lawrence. A funeral mass will be held at 11:00 am on Thursday, June 18, 2015 at St. Florian’s Catholic Church, Hatley. Fr. George Szews will officiate. Visitation will be held on Thursday from 9am until the time of service at the church. Military rites will be conducted by the Hatley American Legion and the Elderon VFW. Schmidt & Schulta Funeral Home, Wittenberg, is assisting the family with funeral arrangements. Memories and condolences may be left at schmidtschulta.com.

Margaret M. Fischer (Marge), 94, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family and compassionate care givers on Thursday, June 11, 2015 at Acorn Hill Senior Living Community, Mosinee, Wisconsin under the care of Interim Hospice. Marge was born in Green Bay on September 27, 1920 daughter of the late Marie Priem. Marie who was too young to be a mother so she selflessly placed Marge up for adoption. As a toddler, Eva and Henry Bossell of Mattoon, Wisconsin lovingly adopted Mar. Continue Reading

Vernon B. Augustyniak, age 82, Town of Franzen, passed away on Saturday, June 6, 2015, at St. Michael’s Hospital in Stevens Point, due to complications from prostate cancer. He was born November 3, 1932, in Galloway, Marathon County, Wisconsin; son of Anton and Clara (Lorbiecki) Augustyniak. After graduating from Pulaski High School in Milwaukee, he was employed as a crane operator at Maynard Steel Co., Milwaukee, eventually retiring to his river front home in the town of Fr. anzen. He loved spending time in his garden, fishing, deer hunting, and entertaining family and friends. He cherished the loving support of his neighbors, and was always quick to share his harvest of fresh veggies, a package of recently caught fish, or a pint of canned suckers. He was devoted to his Catholic faith, and was an active member of St. Joseph’s Parish, Galloway. He was preceded in death by his parents, and his brothers Ernie Augustine and Peter Augustinak, and sisters-in-law Florence (Buza) Augustine and Evelyn (Yenter) Augustinak. He is survived by one niece, Linda (Jerry) Gans, Corona, CA; and nephews Cary (Linda) Augustinak, Oak Creek, WI; Randy (Debbie) Augustinak, Land O’ Lakes, WI; Peter A. Augustinak, Jr., Slinger, WI; Dane (Gilda) Augustine, Terlingua, TX; Dean (Sandy) Augustine, Eagle River, WI; Craig (Tammy) Augustine, Appleton, WI; and Kurt Augustine, Phoenix, AZ. The Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11am on Wednesday, June 10, 2015 at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Galloway. Fr. Augustine Bentil will officiate. Interment will be in the parish cemetery. Visitation will be held on Tuesday from 4pm until 8pm and again on Wednesday from 10am until the time of the service all at the church. There will be a Rosary Service at 7pm on Tuesday at the church. Schmidt & Schulta Funeral Home, Wittenberg is assisting the family with arrangements. Condolences and memories may be shared at schmidtschulta.com. Today the Little Wolf River flows high with tears for our beloved friend, neighbor and Uncle.

Mavis D. Marten, 69, Hanover, PA and Tigerton, WI, died Sunday, May 31, 2015 at Aspirus Wausau Hospital. She was born on August 1, 1945 in Tigerton, the daughter of the late Lyle and Dolores (Griepentrog) Yonker. On July 10, 1965, Mavis was united in marriage to Floyd C. Marten at St. Paul Lutheran Church, Bowler. He preceded her in death on July 24, 2004. Mavis graduated from Bowler High School and went on to school at Frederick Community College in Maryland. She was an ex. traordinary artist and had a passion for art. Mavis also enjoyed gardening and the outdoors, but she especially loved spending time with her children and grandchildren. Survivors include four children, Vikki (Andy Kuhn) Stansberry, Mayer, AZ, Jody (John) Czapp, Amy (Greg) Richardson, all of Hanover, PA and Jeffrey (Natoshia) Marten, Frederick, MD; thirteen grandchildren, Chelsea, Shelbi, Daniel, Matthew, Andrew, Nicole, Garrett, Morgan, Hailey, Hannah, Jenna, Heidi and Hunter; two great-grandsons, Carson and Wyatt; her siblings, David (Germaine “Cookie”) Yonker, Gloria Hass, Lyle (Cindy) Yonker, all of Tigerton, Steven (JoAnn) Yonker, Schofield, Ronald (Sandy) Yonker, Union Grove and Connie Yonker, Tigerton and four sisters-in-law, Janet (Douglas) Johnson, Bowler, Marcia (Bruce) Felts, Shawano, MaryAnn Marten, Plover and Paula Yonker, Appleton. She is also survived by other relatives and friends. In addition to her parents and husband, Mavis was preceded in death by one brother, Larry Yonker; one sister, Georgann Yonker and brothers-in-law, Lester Marten, Delbert Low, Jr. and Dennis Hass. The Funeral Service will be held at 11am on Friday, June 5, 2015 at St. Paul Lutheran Church, Bowler. Rev. Clifford Kessen will officiate. Interment will be in Evergreen Cemetery, town of Almon, Shawano County. Visitation will be held on Thursday from 5pm until 8pm at Schmidt & Schulta Funeral Home, Wittenberg and again on Friday from 10am until the time of services at the church. Memories and condolences may be shared at schmidtschulta.com.

Lillian M. Spranger, 87, Eland, died Friday, May 22, 2015 at Ministry St. Clare’s Hospital, Weston. She was born June 17, 1927 in Hatley, the daughter of the late John and Anna (Jagler) Czeck. On June 18, 1949, Lillian was united in marriage to Bernard Spranger at St. Florian’s Catholic Church, Hatley. He preceded her in death on June 23, 1976. Lillian was formerly employed as a dietary aid at Homme Home of Wittenberg for many years. She also fried fish at the former Bresk. e’s Bar, Eland and Maple Hills Golf Course, Wittenberg. She was a member of Holy Family St. Williams Parish, Wittenberg and the Homemakers club. Lillian enjoyed reading, knitting, crocheting, embroidery, going to the casino and bingo. She also enjoyed her yearly trips to Las Vegas and traveling. Lillian is survived by her children, David Spranger, Stevens Point, Allan (Elaine) Spranger, Wittenberg and Debra (Wayne) Smith, Bristol; seven grandchildren, Kristin J. (Matt) Koehler, David B. Spranger, Carrie A. Spranger, Luke A. Spranger, Brooke M. (Anthony) Klemans, James B. Smith and Brandon W. Smith; two great grandchildren, Amanda & Lexi and two sisters, Audray Brinkman and Alvina (Edward) Nievinski, all of Hatley and other relatives and friends. A Mass of Christian burial will be held at 11:00 am, Friday, May 29, 2015 at Holy Family St. William Catholic Church, Wittenberg. Father Patrick Lloyd will officiate. Burial will be in Holy Family Catholic Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 9am to 10:45 am at Schmidt & Schulta Funeral Home, Wittenberg. Memories and condolences may be left at schmidtschulta.com.


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