Obituaries

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Apr

Delores M. Pendl

Dolores M. Pendl, age 94, of Suring, passed away on Friday, April 13, 2018. Dolores was born on April 15, 1923, to the late August and Margaret (Collier) Kebschull at home. She attended and graduated from Suring schools. Dolores was employed in Chicago for a number of years where she met and married Charles Pendl in 1944. They moved to Suring in 1947 and had an insurance agency and later Pendl Real Estate Co. until Charles’ death in 1989.

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18
Apr

Benedict V. Banaszynski

Benedict “Jay” Vincent Banaszynski Jr., 60, Phelps, died Saturday morning, April 14, 2018, surrounded by family members and was received into God’s loving arms, at home following a valiant two and a half year fight with cancer. Jay was born Jan. 5, 1958, to Benedict Sr. and Sandra (Krueger) Banaszynski. Jay grew up in the Pulaski area and attended Pulaski public schools, graduating from Pulaski High School with the class of 1976.

On Nov. 11, 1977, Jay married his high school sweetheart Anne (Sinclair) at Pamperin Park in Green Bay. They raised three children (two daughters, one son) and lived in Pulcifer for over 20 years. After their children were grown and starting families of their own, Jay and Anne moved up north to Phelps where the family enjoyed vacationing and camping every year. Jay has lived in Phelps for the past 10 years and has worked for the town of Phelps for six years.

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18
Apr

Wayne Damp

Wayne Damp, 75, Oconto Falls, died suddenly of natural causes Wednesday morning, April 11, 2018, at the home of his daughter. He was born Jan. 23, 1943, in Oconto Falls to James and Lorraine (Kitzman) Damp Sr. Wayne grew up in Oconto Falls where he attended pubic schools, graduating from high school with the class of 1961. Following graduation, he served in the U.S. Navy in Vietnam and upon his honorable discharge came back to Oconto Falls.

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18
Apr

Lois L. Trever

Lois L. Trever, 83, of Mountain, passed away on Tuesday, April 10, 2018. Lois was born the daughter of John and Iva (Collins) Troutman in the town of Mountain on June 2, 1934. She attended Peshtigo Brook Grade School and Suring High School. Lois married Melvin Trever at Hickory Church of Christ in December 1952. She served the area in many ways including serving on the Mountain Ambulance for 25 years, serving as town clerk for the Town of Armstrong (now Mountain) for 22 years, was on the Oconto County Board of Supervisors for 26 years and was a member of Mountain Church of Christ for many years along with being a Sunday school teacher.

Lois also served as deputy zoning officer, deputy coroner and as a volunteer driver for the Oconto County Commission on Aging, as well as working the Commission on Aging meal site in Lakewood.

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11
Apr

Alton Erickson

Alton “Al” Erickson, 97, of Twin Lakes, passed away Thursday, March 29, 2018, at Aurora Memorial Hospital-Burlington.

Born in Oconto Falls on Oct. 20, 1920, he was the son of Gustav and Myrtle (nee Harvey) Erickson. He spent his early years in Oconto Falls where he graduated from Oconto Falls High School. He attended vocational school briefly. He took a bus to the Chicago area where he worked at Exact Machine Works.

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11
Apr

Kenneth E. Schneider

Kenneth E. Schneider, 88, of Cecil, passed away peacefully after a brief illness, while surrounded by his family on Thursday afternoon, March 22, 2018, in Green Bay. He was born in the Town of Maple Grove on Oct. 31, 1929, the son of the late Clarence and Margaret (Hansen) Schneider. Kenneth is a 1949 graduate of Bonduel High School. In 1951, Kenneth was drafted into the United States Army and served in the Korean Conflict until his honorable discharge on Oct. 9, 1953. On Aug. 8, 1953, he married his high school sweetheart, Arbutus Wegner, at St. John’s United Church of Christ in Cecil. For a short time, Kenneth worked at Appleton Coated before the couple began dairy farming, until their retirement. Kenneth still enjoyed helping on the farm, along with tractor rides. Kenneth was extremely proud his military service and was a member of the Bonduel American Legion Post 217.

Wed
04
Apr

Hubert H. Robenhorst

Hubert Hugo Robenhorst, 88, of Suring, passed away on Friday, March 30, 2018, in Green Bay. Hubert was born in Breed on Jan. 6, 1930, the son of the late Robert and Viola (Lemke) Robenhorst. In 1949, Hubert joined the United States Army proudly serving our country for three years during the Korean Conflict. On April 25, 1953, he was united in marriage to Rita Ann O’Neil at St. Peter Catholic Church in Oconto. Hubert loved taking care of his wife until her passing on Jan. 14, 2012. He worked for Super Excavators for 42 years. After his retirement, he and Rita were snowbirds traveling the country until finally settling on the family homestead in Breed. Hubert was a faithful member of St. Michael’s Chapel-Chute Pond Suring where he ushered and served on the grounds committee. He was a lifetime member of the American Legion Post 283 in Suring and a 63-year member of the Operating Engineers Union 139. Hubert loved being outdoors hunting and fishing or tinkering with various projects.

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04
Apr

Wilhmane Miller

Wilhmane (Billie) Miller, 90, died on Wednesday, March 28, 2018, at Autumn Winds of Oakland in Cambridge.

She was born June 20, 1927. She was the daughter of William and Ann Flynn, both deceased.

Preceding her in death were her sons, Leland Michael, Steven James, and Ronald Gene, and her husband, Arthur Miller Sr.

She is survived by children Arthur Louis (Louise) Miller Jr., Marion Lavetta (Harlan) Nielsen, William August (Patricia) Miller, Terrie Lynn (Brian) Knox, and Beth Ann (Richard Nordness) Miller and grandchildren Arthur III, Rene, Bret, Jason, Jarod, Travis, Jessica, Paris, Gillian, Brian, and Zoe, as well as great-grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held Monday, April 16 at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, 302 Merchants Ave., Fort Atkinson, at 11 a.m. Friends may call at the church from 9:30-10:45 a.m. Private burial will be held at a later date in Breed Union Cemetery in Breed.

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04
Apr

Russell Christensen

On Thursday, March 29, 2018, Russell Christensen of Suring, 89, passed away under the attentive care of his family and Heartland Hospice.

Russ was well known for his love of the outdoors, considering it precious time spent with family and friends hunting and fishing. Along with his family and wife of over 65 years, Russ enjoyed many happy hours in the garden. He served as a conservation warden for the DNR from 1956-1980.

On July 14, 1979, he was baptized as one of Jehovah’s Witnesses. His love of God, Neighbor, and the promise of a restored paradise earth motivated him to share this hope with many in the community.

Russ will be missed by his wife, Arvilla; sons, Howard (Karen) Christensen and Jeff (Nancy) Christensen; daughter, Toni (Kurt) Zastrow; granddaughter, Heidi (Adam) Brickner; grandsons, Mike (Jinhee) Christensen and Jonathan Christensen.

He was preceded in death by his father, William; mother, Clara; brother, Conrad; and sister, Constance.

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04
Apr

Ralph R. Prey Jr.

Ralph R. Prey Jr., 68, Oconto, passed away Thursday, March 22, 2018, at St. Vincent Hospital, Green Bay. Ralph was born Nov. 17, 1949, in Clintonville to the late Ralph and Lucille (Drake) Prey Sr. He married Sharon Ellie on Oct. 30, 1976. Ralph worked at Bond Pickle for eight years and as a crossing guard for the city for over 20 years.

Ralph is survived by his wife, Sharon Prey, Oconto; two sons, Thomas Prey, Oconto; Michael (Beth Bice) Prey, Oconto; six sisters, LaVerne (John) Burmeister, Shawano; Joanne (Jim) Prey, Shawano; Kay (Jerome) Babino, Oconto; Betty Gajewske, Brillion; Barbara (Bob) Bohart, Shawano; Jeanette (Dave) Habeck, Shawano; three brothers, Eddie (Helen) Prey, Wisconsin Rapids; Gary (Robin) Prey, Shawano; Jim (Jeanie) Prey, Shawano; a sister-in-law, Milie Prey, Tigerton; four grandchildren, Alyssa, Aiden “Butchy,” Kevin and Kyle Prey.

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