Obituaries

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20
Jun

Ann M. Renel

Ann M. Renel, 82, Oconto Falls, died Tuesday evening, June 18, 2019, at a Green Bay area hospital. She was born Feb. 25, 1937, in Oconto Falls to Clarence and Anne (Young) Beaumia. Ann grew up in Oconto Falls where she attended school, graduating from Oconto Falls High School with the class of 1953.

On July 3, 1954, she married James Renel at St. Anthony Catholic Church in Oconto Falls. Ann lived all of her life in Oconto Falls where she worked as a nurse’s aide at the local nursing home. Through Children International, she sponsored two children in the Philippines.

Survivors include her five children, Gary (Tammie) Renel, Wausau; Randy (Anne) Renel, Oconto Falls; Jeff (Sharon) Renel, Pulaski; Chad (Luanne) Renel, Michelle (Brian) Beyer, all of Oconto Falls; 10 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren; one sister, Gloria Beaumia, Oconto Falls; many nieces and nephews.

Thu
20
Jun

Jacob W. Burish

Jacob “Jake” W. Burish, 88, of Clintonville passed away Tuesday afternoon, June 18, 2019, at the Greentree Health & Rehabilitation Center in Clintonville.

Jacob was born on April 5, 1931, in the Town of Spruce, Oconto County to the late Jacob J. and Anna (Tienor) Burish. He attended grade school in the Town of Spruce and graduated from Oconto Falls High School in 1948. Jacob farmed locally until he moved to Two Rivers in 1952 where he worked for Mirro Aluminum for over six years. In April 1959 he moved back up north where he bought a farm in the Town of Underhill, Oconto County; farming there for the next 32 years. Jacob sold the farm in 1991 and shortly after moved to Clintonville where he worked for FWD Seagrave as a security guard until his retirement in 1996. If you knew Jacob, you knew he had the gift of gab. One of his favorite topics was religion. He was a member of St. Rose Catholic Church in Clintonville where he served as an usher for a period of time.

Fri
14
Jun

Norbert J. Poupore

Norbert J. Poupore died at Unity Hospice, De Pere on June 10, 2019. He was born Aug. 17, 1930, on a farm in Nadeau, Michigan, to parents Antone and Rose (Fazer) Poupore. The third of four children, he graduated high school at Stephenson, Michigan, Class of 1948. Upon returning from a brief railroad employment in Chicago, Norb developed respiratory fatigue (pleurisy) requiring a six-month disability. During this time he took various correspondence courses for the development of a brighter future.

Fri
14
Jun

Joyce L. Brown

Joyce Lorraine Brown, 92, formerly of Gillett, passed away peacefully on June 11, 2019.

Joyce was born on Sept. 8, 1926, to the late Henry and Clara (Culver) Siebert. She graduated from Gillett High School in 1944.

On Jan. 13, 1945, Joyce married William (Bill) G. Brown at St. John’s Ev. Lutheran Church in Gillett. They were married for 58 years. Together they operated the family dairy farm from 1945 to 1972.

Joyce was a longtime member of St. John’s Lutheran Church in Gillett, and was involved in many aspects of the church. She also enjoyed bowling, playing cards, tending to her flowers, bird watching, and cooking meals for, and visiting with, family and friends.

Joyce and Bill traveled to many places over the years and her favorites were Europe and Hawaii.

Fri
14
Jun

Donald H. Allen

Donald Heath Allen, 82, of Ludington, Michigan, died Wednesday, June 5, 2019, at Medilodge of Ludington. He was born Feb. 7, 1937, in Denver, Colorado, the son of Donald and Genevieve (Whitaker) Allen Sr.

Donald was a quiet man who liked solitude, especially out of doors. As a young man he was a beekeeper, hunted, fished and trapped. He was featured in the Field & Stream magazine for his hunting. He was well known in the Ludington area for his fishing, and led fishing expeditions to out-of-state guests on the Pere Marquette River, as well as teaching fly fishing classes.

Donald loved electronics, and eventually invented machinery that was patented and used by the Department of Interior, who invited him to join a submarine expedition in Lake Superior using his machinery.

Fri
14
Jun

Donald Blumreich

It has been over six months that you are gone, but you are missed and loved beyond words! Donald Blumreich went to be with Jesus on Nov. 16, 2018, from an asthma attack; four days before his 29th birthday. His family wanted to thank everyone for all the gifts, support, and prayers!

He left behind many friends and relatives: mom, Faye (Patzer) Blumreich; dad, William Blumreich; stepmom, Mary Blumreich; brothers, Nicholas Blumreich (Krysta) and Robert Blumreich (Mallory); nephews, Connor and Ian; and niece, Lyla and McKinlee.

Donald will be laid to rest on Saturday, June 29, at 3 p.m. with a grill out at the Patzer family pond to follow. He will be laid next to his grandpa, Edward G. Patzer.

Tue
11
Jun

Ronald ‘Swede’ Peterson

Ronald “Swede” Peterson, 87, Oconto Falls, died Friday evening, June 7, 2019, at Atrium Post Acute Care with his loving family present. The oldest of five children born to Alfred and Esther (Coisman) Peterson, Swede was born March 8, 1932, in the village of Lena. As a young boy, he moved with his parents to the Oconto Falls area where he attended St. Anthony Elementary School and graduated from Oconto Falls High School with the class of 1950. In 1951, Swede served in the U.S. National Guard until 1953 when he joined the U.S. Air Force and was stationed in Saudi Arabia for one year.

Tue
11
Jun

Barbara R. Peterson

Barbara R. Peterson, 85, Oconto Falls, died suddenly Tuesday evening, June 4, 2019, at St. Clare Hospital surrounded by her loving family. She was born Sept. 7, 1933, in Gillett to Otto and Alma (Robinson) Heckendorf. She grew up in Gillett where she attended public schools, graduating from high school with the class of 1951.

Wed
05
Jun

Vernon B. Lundquist

Vernon Burdett Lundquist of Wilson, Wisconsin, passed away peacefully at the age of 94 at a private care home in Wyoming, Minnesota, under the care of his granddaughter, Fallon Hagy. Vernon was born April 6, 1925, in Cherokee, Iowa, where he also graduated from high school. He joined the Army in 1944 where he was wounded and received a purple heart and a silver star. He married Cora June Goerndt and had eight children. He later married Mary Dean Keith on Oct. 14, 1978.

Tue
04
Jun

Alan D. Witte

Alan D. Witte, 77, of Suring, passed away on Monday, June 3, 2019. Alan was born on Feb. 14, 1942, to the late Gerald and Sara (Gill) Witte in Exira, Iowa. After he graduated from high school, Alan joined the U.S. Air Force and served for four years. When Alan left the Air Force, he moved to Green Bay and ran a carpet installation business for many years. On Feb. 15, 1990, Alan married Barbara Kadlec. Alan was an avid hunter, fishermen, and bowler.

Alan is survived by his wife, Barbara; two daughters, Kim (Patrick) Gauthier and Kay Ann Witte; six grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; a sister, Diane Lund. He is further survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

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