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Edwin G. Oswald

November 16, 1917 - July 18, 2013

Edwin G. Oswald age 95, formerly of Manitowoc and a resident of Harmony of Two Rivers, died Thursday July 18, 2013 at Harmony of Two Rivers with his loving family at his side. Edwin was born on November 16, 1917 in the Town of Franklin, son of the late Frank and Mary (Tienor) Oswald. He attended the Palm Grove School. On August 29, 1953 Edwin was married to the former Jeanette Rogala at St....
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Russell S. Matar

September 22, 1950 - July 14, 2013

Russell S. Matar age 62 of Manitowoc died unexpectedly Sunday, July 14, 2013 at his residence. Russell was born on September 22, 1950 in Port Huron, MI son of Russell and Gloria (Thomas) Matar. He grew up in Port Huron and graduated from Port Huron Catholic High School in 1968. Russell moved to Manitowoc in the early 1970's and worked for the Armored Knight Supper Club. In 1972 Russell began his...
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Gerald "Gary" J. Stangel

August 3, 1917 - July 14, 2013

Gerald J. "Gary" Stangel age 95 a Sturgeon Bay resident died Sunday, July 14, 2013 at the Golden Living Assisted Care of the Dorchester Skilled Nursing Center in Sturgeon Bay. Gary was born August 3, 1917 in Two Rivers, son of the late George and Anna (Skarvan) Stangel. He grew up and attended schools in Two Rivers. On October 7, 1941 Gary was married to the former Althea Aumann at St. Luke...
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Helen B. Hill

January 8, 1924 - July 11, 2013

Helen B. Hill age 89 of 7512 County Road J, Taus died early Thursday morning surrounded by her loving family July 11, 2013 at her residence. The former Helen Vesely was born January 8, 1924 daughter of the late Frank and Bertha Vesely. Helen was a United States Army veteran serving during WWII from February of 1944 until October of 1945. On November 21, 1946 Helen was married to John A. Hill...
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Myrna Kay Hansen

March 15, 1939 - July 10, 2013

Myrna Kay Hansen age 74 of Manitowoc passed away Wednesday, July 10, 2013 after a two year battle with cancer. Myrna was born March 15, 1939 in Ironwood, MI daughter of the late Hugo and Thelma (Johns) Coleman. Myrna graduated from Manitowoc Lincoln High School. She met the love of her life Ronald H. Hansen and was married on July 14, 1956. They would have celebrated 57 years of marriage four...
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Grace O. Olson

September 3, 1932 - July 4, 2013

"Surely goodness and mercy will follow me all the days of my life, and I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever." Psalm 23:6 On Thursday, July 4, 2013, Grace O. Olson came face to face with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. It was a day she had been looking forward to all her life. Let us rejoice and find strength in the Lord. Grace was a lifelong resident of Manitowoc. She was born...
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John B. Reimer

November 30, 1933 - July 3, 2013

John B. Reimer age 79 of Whitelaw died Wednesday, July 3, 2013 at St. Vincent Hospital, Green Bay. John was born November 30, 1933 in Manitowoc County son of the late Michael and Magdalena (Meidl) Reimer. He served in the United States Army in Korea from 1953-1955. On August 26, 1967 John married the former Mary Lou Preston at St. Michael's Catholic Church, Whitelaw. John worked for Bahr...
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Lucille M. Boeckman

March 2, 1932 - June 29, 2013

Lucille M. Boeckman age 81 of 1308 S. 22nd Street, Manitowoc died Saturday, June 29, 2013 at Shady Lane Nursing Care Center. Lucille was born March 2, 1932 in Manitowoc daughter of the late Henry and Freida (Kiel) Meyer. She attended schools in Manitowoc and graduated from Lincoln High School with the class of 1949. On September 19, 1953 she married Kenneth Boeckman in Manitowoc. Lucille was...
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Daryl Lee Daugs

July 22, 1958 - June 29, 2013

Daryl Lee Daugs, age 54, passed away peacefully on Saturday, June 29, 2013 at St. Vincent Hospital, Green Bay, Wisconsin. Daryl was a lifelong resident of Manitowoc, born the son of Harold L. and Betty J. (Hill) Daugs on July 22, 1958. He was a 1976 Graduate of Lincoln High School and worked for Carpet Plus of America as a subcontractor – Floor Mechanic. He took great pride in his work and...
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Arthur A. Schroeder

November 29, 1941 - June 29, 2013

Arthur A. Schroeder age 71 of Manitowoc, died Saturday, June 29, 2013 at Shady Lane Nursing Care Center Manitowoc. Art was born November 29, 1941 in Two Rivers, son of the late Arthur and Mayme (Kaiser) Schroeder. He attended schools in Manitowoc and graduated with the class of 1960 from Lincoln High School. On June 25, 1961 Art married the former Sharon Filzen at St. Paul United Methodist...
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Raymond T. Schmit

October 25, 1927 - June 23, 2013

Raymond T. Schmit age 85 of Francis Creek, died Sunday, June 23, 2013 due to complications of Alzheimer's. Ray was born October 25, 1927 in Port Washington son of the late John and Isabell (Watry) Schmit. He graduated from Mishicot High School with the class of 1945. On May 5, 1951 Ray married the former Marjorie Dvorak at St. Anne Catholic Church, Francis Creek. Ray farmed in the Town of...
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Richard Villa Sr.

May 10, 1935 - June 21, 2013

Richard Villa Sr. age 78, of 1708 N. County Highway J, Cato, formerly of Cedar Grove, died on Friday morning, June 21, 2013 with his family at his side following a short illness. Dick was born on May 10, 1935, in Milwaukee, the son of the late Frank and Lillian (Zettlemeier) Villa. He was a former member of the United States Army. On August 1, 1959, Dick married the former Elizabeth Foukas in...
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Karen Shimon

August 13, 1957 - June 21, 2013

Karen A. Shimon, age 55 of 914 Main St. Whitelaw, (village of Kellnersville ), graciously passed away on June 21, 2013 surrounded by her family, after a courageous battle with cancer. Karen was born on August 13, 1957 in Manitowoc, daughter of Edward and Eileen (Schermetzler) Staudinger. She graduated from Valder's High School in 1975. Karen was married to Michael M. Shimon on October 15...
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Harold J. "Hal" Kamke

October 6, 1935 - June 17, 2013

Harold "Hal" J. Kamke age 77 formerly of Manitowoc and currently of Mesa, AZ went to be with his Lord Monday morning, June 17, 2013 in Manitowoc following a long and courageous battle with cancer. Hal was born on October 6, 1935 in Manitowoc, son of the late Lester and Beatrice (Clark) Kamke Sr. He grew up in Manitowoc and was a 1954 graduate of Manitowoc's Lincoln High School. Hal served his...
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Zetta Scheu

March 20, 1921 - June 17, 2013

Zetta Scheu age 92, a Manitowoc resident, died Monday June 17, 2013 at the Manitowoc Health and Rehabilitation Center. The former Zetta Westman was born on March 20, 1921 in Milwaukee, daughter of the late Alfred and Florence (Rowan) Westman. She grew up and attended school in Milwaukee. On August 1, 1942 she was married to Harvey E. Scheu in Sherman, TX. Harvey preceded her in death on...
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Alfred W. Bloom

September 15, 1916 - June 15, 2013

Alfred W. Bloom age 96 of Manitowoc died Saturday, June 15, 2013 at River Wood Estates. Alfred was born September 15, 1916 in Wabeno, WI son of the late George and Alma (Jens) Bloom. On September 11, 1948 Alfred married the former Lucille M. Olson in Manitowoc. Alfred was employed at Mirro Aluminum for many years until his retirement. He was a member of St. Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church,...
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Bradley W. Rodewald

May 1, 1971 - June 15, 2013

Bradley W. Rodewald, age 42, of Manitowoc, WI, died on Saturday, June 15, 2013 after a year-long battle with Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML). Bradley was born May 1, 1971 in Manitowoc son of William L. Rodewald and Cheryl Scroggins. He attended schools in Manitowoc and graduated with the class of 1989 from Lincoln High School. He was employed at Federal Mogul Company. Brad is survived by his...
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Donna M. Mix

March 7, 1940 - June 14, 2013

Donna M. Mix age 73 of Manitowoc died Friday, June 14, 2013 at St. Vincent Hospital, Green Bay. Donna was born March 7, 1940 in Two Rivers, daughter of the late Bernard and Agnes (Siebold) Lehman. She went to school in Manitowoc and graduated with the class of 1959 from Lincoln High School. On August 29, 1959 Donna married John J. Mix at St. Andrews Catholic Church, Manitowoc. She was...
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Donna Hennessey Stuiber

December 19, 1936 - June 12, 2013

Donna Stuiber (Hennessey) age 76 formerly of 101 East Menasha Avenue, Whitelaw, died Wednesday, June 12, 2013 at St. Vincent Hospital, Green Bay. Donna was born December 19, 1936 in Manitowoc County daughter of the late Joseph W. and Anna (Hlavachek) Kostechka. On September 14, 1957 she married Joseph G. Stuiber at St. Mary's Catholic Church, Reedsville. He preceded her in death on September...
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Audrey L. Schwanke

January 18, 1934 - June 10, 2013

Audrey L. Schwanke age 79, formerly of 2000 Johnston Drive, Manitowoc died Monday, June 10, 2013 at Shady Lane Nursing Care Center. Audrey was born January 18, 1934 in Randolph, WI daughter of the late John and Verna Austin Samer. She attended schools in Manitowoc and graduated from Lincoln High School. On September 8, 1951 she married Eldred E. Schwanke. He preceded her in death July 22,...
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Steven M. Hahnke

December 6, 1949 - June 6, 2013

Steve M. Hahnke of Manitowoc, Wisconsin, died peacefully surrounded by his wife and children on Thursday, June 6, 2013, secure in the knowledge of Jesus Christ his Savior. Steve was born and baptized into God's Kingdom in Platteville, Colorado, on December 6, 1949, the son of Evelyn (Pomerenke) Hahnke and the late Rev. Lloyd Hahnke. He was later confirmed in his faith at St. Paul's Lutheran...
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Raymond F. Hronek Jr.

April 8, 1932 - June 4, 2013

Raymond Francis Hronek, Jr., age 81, of Manitowoc, WI, passed away peacefully early Tuesday, June 4, 2013, at Theda Clark Medical Center, Neenah, from complications of a stroke. Ray was born on April 8, 1932, in the town of Gibson, Manitowoc County, son of the late Raymond and Josephine (Shefchek) Hronek. After graduating from Denmark High School in 1950, he served in the U.S. Army during the...
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Lydia F. Balge

April 8, 1914 - June 4, 2013

Lydia F. Balge age 99 of 3400 Yorkshire Lane Manitowoc, died Tuesday afternoon, June 4, 2013 at Shady Lane Nursing Care Center. The former Lydia Kreft was born on April 8, 1914 at Bielefeld, Germany daughter of the late Friedrich and Frieda (Puellmann) Kreft. The family immigrated to the United States settling in Milwaukee and Lydia was a 1932 graduate of Wisconsin Lutheran High School. On...
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Georgiana Huebner

September 14, 1935 - June 2, 2013

Georgiana Huebner, age 77, of 88 West Albert Drive, Manitowoc, died Sunday, June 2, 2013 at St. Vincent Hospital, Green Bay. Georgiana was born September 14, 1935 in Manitowoc daughter of the late Stanley and Frances Pozorski Lusnia. She was employed at Kelvinator, Paragon and Mirro Aluminum where she worked for over 40 years until her retirement in 1996. Georgiana enjoyed eating at the Golden...
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Marilyn Jeannie Wilhelm

July 5, 1941 - May 27, 2013

Marilyn "Jeannie" Wilhelm age 71 of 4704 Vista Rd., Manitowoc, passed on Monday, May 27, 2013. Jeannie was born on July 5, 1941 in Manitowoc, daughter of the late Steven and Eva (Endries) Mushel. On November 30, 1957 she married Richard (Spotty) Wilhelm in Menominee Michigan. She enjoyed playing slot machines, cribbage, watching the Packers, and endless hours of Yahtzee with her sister...
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Irene M. Shimon

March 4, 1924 - May 24, 2013

Irene M. Shimon age 89 of 9025 Cty Hwy T Whitelaw, died Friday night, May 24, 2013 at the Manitowoc Health and Rehabilitation Center. The former Irene Chizek was born on March 4, 1924 in the Town of Franklin, Manitowoc County daughter of the late Frank and Ceila (Cigler) Chizek. She attended local schools. On June 9, 1945 she was married to Edwin F. Shimon at St. Joseph Catholic Church in...
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Vernon R. Poertner

February 24, 1920 - May 23, 2013

Vernon R. Poertner age 93, a Manitowoc resident, died early Thursday morning May 23, 2013 at the Manitowoc Health and Rehabilitation Center. Vernon was born on February 24, 1920 in Kirkwood, MO, son of the late Walter and Clara (Schueller) Poertner. He served in the British Royal Air Force and joined the United States Navy as an aviator when the United States entered WWII. He served as a Naval...
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Gerald A. Olson

March 8, 1924 - May 22, 2013

Gerald A. Olson age 89 of 1136 S. 23rd St. Manitowoc, died Wednesday afternoon May 22, 2013 at Shady Lane Nursing Care Center of Manitowoc. Gerald was born on March 8, 1924 in Manitowoc son of the late John and Anna (Kloida) Olson. He grew up in Manitowoc and was 1942 graduate of Manitowoc's Lincoln High School. He attended Bradley University in Peoria IL. Gerald served his country during...
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Diana J. Preston

January 29, 1949 - May 16, 2013

Diana J. Preston age 64, a resident the Manitowoc Health and Rehabilitation Center died there unexpectedly on Thursday morning, May 16, 2013. Diana was born on January 29, 1949 in Manitowoc, daughter of Jeanette (Reindl) Preston and the late George Preston. She grew up in the town of Cato and graduated from St. Michael's Grade School in Whitelaw and was a 1967 graduate of Valders High School....
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Myrtle B. Pewitt

February 6, 1921 - May 15, 2013

Myrtle B. (Spink) Pewitt, age 92, died Wednesday, May 15, 2013 at Kindred Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Manitowoc with her devoted loving family at her side. Myrtle was born on February 6, 1921 daughter of the late Leslie and Gretta (Thomas) Spink in rural Platteville, WI. She graduated from Platteville State Teachers College and later received a Masters degree from Western Illinois...
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Leonard J. "Butch" Skarda

December 6, 1940 - May 11, 2013

Leonard J. "Butch" Skarda age 72, a resident of Kindred Nursing and Rehabilitation Center of Manitowoc, died there Saturday evening, May 11, 2013. Leonard was born on December 6, 1940 at Manitowoc, son of the late Leonard and Olive (Krejcarek) Skarda. Butch lived in various group homes through out his life and lived at The Cedars group home in Manitowoc before his final move to Kindred Nursing...
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Kenneth W. Lorenz

March 6, 1928 - May 6, 2013

Kenneth W. Lorenz age 85, of 8921 Parkway Rd. Manitowoc, (Francis Creek), died Monday morning, May 6, 2013 at the Manitowoc Health and Rehabilitation Center of Manitowoc following a courageous battle with Parkinson's disease with his family by his side. Ken was born on March 6, 1928 in the Town of Kossuth, son of the late Emil and Laura (Hickey) Lorenz. Ken graduated in 1946 from Mishicot High...
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Virginia Catherine Brandt

May 7, 1922 - May 4, 2013

Virginia Catherine Brandt, age 90, died at home May 4, 2013 in the Two Rivers Edgewood neighborhood with her devoted loving family at her side. Often called Ginny, she lived most of her life in Two Rivers. She was born on May 7, 1922 in Manitowoc, the daughter of Emma and Edward Carbon. Virginia was in the first class to enter Wilson Jr. High School and graduated from Lincoln High School in...
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Esther M. Commings

April 3, 1920 - May 3, 2013

Esther M. Commings, age 93, formerly of rural Valders died Friday, May 3, 2013 at the Manitowoc Health & Rehabilitation Center. Esther was born April 3, 1920, at home in rural Valders daughter of the late Christian and Anna (Luebke) Borgwardt. Esther was educated at Liberty Bell, Town of Liberty and Trinity Lutheran, rural Valders. On June 1, 1940 she married Willard Commings. He preceded her...
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Ervin F. Polifka

April 1, 1932 - April 29, 2013

Ervin F. Polifka age 81 formerly of Palm Grove Road, Whitelaw died Monday, April 29, 2013 at Rivers Bend Health & Rehabilitation Center. Ervin was born April 1, 1932 in Whitelaw son of the late John and Rose (Moss) Polifka. On September 11, 1954 Ervin married the former Carol Sturm. Ervin farmed his entire life. He was a member of St. Augustine Catholic Church, Reifs Mills. Survivors...
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Richard Dick Weber

August 21, 1933 - April 29, 2013

Richard "Dick" Weber, age 79, of 911 North 40th St. Manitowoc, died Monday, April 29, 2013, at Aurora Medical Center of Manitowoc County. Richard was born August 21, 1933, in Manitowoc, son of the late Joseph and Martha (Salta) Weber. He attended school in Manitowoc and graduated with the class of 1952 from Lincoln High School. On August 7, 1954 Dick married the former Elizabeth Wagner at...
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Charles R. Lubeck

February 2, 1943 - April 28, 2013

Charles R. Lubeck age 70 of 919 South 30th Street, Manitowoc died Sunday, April 28, 2013 at Holy Family Memorial Medical Center. Charles was born February 7, 1943 in Eau Claire, WI son of the late Donald C. and Rose (Bethke) Lubeck. Charles served in the United States Army. On February 20, 1993 Charles married the former Jeanne Martin at St. Peters Lutheran Church, Mishicot. He was employed...
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Margaret F. Schneider

June 23, 1909 - April 28, 2013

Margaret F. Schneider age 103, a resident for the past five years of the Manitowoc Health and Rehabilitation Center of Manitowoc, died there Sunday, April 28, 2013. Margaret was born on June 23, 1909 at Wausau, daughter of the late John and Mary (Deeks) Schneider. She grew up in Wausau and graduated high school there. Margaret graduated from Viterbo College in La Crosse with a teaching degree...
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Beverly A. Steinberg

June 10, 1932 - April 28, 2013

Beverly A. Steinberg age 80, of 3806 Custer St. Manitowoc, died Sunday, April 28, 2013 at Holy Family Memorial Medical Center. The former Beverly Schultz was born on June 10, 1932 in Manitowoc County, daughter of the late Elmer and Amy (Nichols) Schultz. She attended school in the Town of Manitowoc Rapids. On August 20, 1949 she was married to Peter J. Steinberg II at Manitowoc. Beverly...
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Florence Spindler

June 29, 1920 - April 26, 2013

Florence Spindler, 1001 E. Crescent Dr. Manitowoc, passed away on Friday evening, April 26, 2013 at the age of 92. Florence was born on June 29, 1920 in Chicago, IL, daughter of the late Bernard and Tetja (Briemer) Vellenga. After graduating from Fenger High School in Chicago, she attended Lindenwood College for Women in St. Charles, MO and after two years transferred to the University of...
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Mark J. DeBauch

September 18, 1956 - April 25, 2013

Mark J. DeBauch, age 56 of Valders, died Thursday, April 25, 2013 at Aurora Bay Care Medical Center, Green Bay. Mark was born September 18, 1956 in Manitowoc, son of Rose Rosinsky and the late Kenneth F. DeBauch. Mark was employed as a maintenance man at the Village Inn Motel for the last six years. At the age of ten, Mark was fascinated with boats and enjoyed fishing local inland lakes and...
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Myrtle L. Strouf

January 24, 1912 - April 24, 2013

Myrtle L. Strouf age 101, a resident of Shady Lane Nursing Care Center, Manitowoc, went home to be with her Lord on Wednesday morning, April 24, 2013 at Shady Lane. The former Myrtle Baetz was born on January 24, 1912 in Huilsburg, WI, daughter of the late Fred C. and Marie (Burnett) Baetz. On December 16, 1933 Myrtle was married to Harvey F. Strouf at Huilsburg, WI. The couple celebrated 73...
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Elizabeth M. "Bette" Krueger

March 29, 1925 - April 23, 2013

Elizabeth "Bette" M. Krueger age 88, a former Manitowoc resident and currently residing in Oshkosh, died early Tuesday morning, April 23, 2013 at Lakeshore Manor in Oshkosh. The former Elizabeth Meissner was born in Manitowoc, daughter of the late Rudolph and Margaret (Wuellner) Meissner. She grew up in Manitowoc and was a 1943 graduate of Manitowoc Lincoln High School. On May 27, 1944 Bette...
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Gordon J. Powalisz

October 28, 1916 - April 22, 2013

Gordon J. Powalisz, age 96, formerly of 711 N. 5th St. Manitowoc, died Monday morning, April 22, 2013 at Kindred Hearts of Manitowoc. Gordon was born on October 28, 1916 in Manistee, MI, son of the late Edward and Sally (Niemirowicz) Powalisz. He grew up in Manitowoc and graduated from St. Mary's Catholic Grade School in Manitowoc and attended the Manitowoc Vocational School. Gordon started...
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Ward J. Wenner

December 14, 1929 - April 19, 2013

Ward J. Wenner age 83 formerly of Maribel died Friday, April 19, 2013 at Bornemann Nursing Home, Green Bay. Ward was born December 14, 1929 in Green Bay son of the late John and Eleanor (Hansen) Wenner. Ward served in the United States Army. On September 1, 1951 he married the former Marjorie Zeman at Melnik Presbyterian Church. She preceded him in death November 5, 2008. He is survived...
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Agnes J. Lehman

September 6, 1921 - April 19, 2013

Agnes J. Lehman age 91, formerly of 1433 North 6th Street, Manitowoc died peacefully Friday, April 19, 2013 at Shady Lane Nursing Care Center. Agnes was born on September 6, 1921 daughter of the late Adam and Julia (Decker) Siebold in Kellnersville, Wisconsin. Agnes married Bernard Lehman on October 17, 1939 in Manitowoc. Bernard preceded her in death on May 15, 1978. She was a member of St....
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Janet R. Weger

July 7, 1933 - April 15, 2013

Janet R. Weger age 79 of 113 Circle Drive, Francis Creek died Monday, April 15, 2013 at Shady Lane Nursing Care Center. Janet was born July 7, 1933 in Green Bay, daughter of the late Raymond and Claire (Daoust) Arkens. On April 25, 1953 Janet married Kenneth Weger in Milwaukee. She was an active member of St. Anne Catholic Church and School. She enjoyed traveling, playing sheepshead, taking...
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Shirley Mae (Steiner) Diedrich

April 23, 1936 - April 12, 2013

Shirley Mae (Steiner) Diedrich age 76, formerly of Branch and currently a resident of St. Mary's of Felician Village, died Friday April 12, 2013 with her family at her side at St. Mary's. The former Shirley Steiner was born on April 23, 1936 in Manitowoc, daughter of the late John and Margaret (Streigl) Steiner. She grew up in Branch and attended the Pine Grove School graduating from Mishicot...
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JoAnn Brennan Anderson

June 29, 1950 - April 11, 2013

JoAnn Brennan Anderson died unexpectedly on Thursday April 11, 2013 after a long illness. She was born June 29, 1950 in Manitowoc, Wisconsin. She was the daughter of Eugene "Big Jim" Brennan and Isabel Kasbaum Brennan. JoAnn attended St.Mary's Elementary School in Clark's Mills and graduated from Valders High School in 1968. After high school she earned a marketing degree from Lakeshore...
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Robert A. Walske

September 6, 1927 - April 11, 2013

Robert A. Walske age 85 of 770 East Albert Drive, Manitowoc died Thursday, April 11, 2013. Robert was born September 6, 1927 in Gillette, Wisconsin, son of the late William and Ida (Lendl) Walske. On July 20, 1960 he married the former Deloris A. Carstens at First Lutheran Church. Robert was employed at the Kelvinator Company for 39 years until his retirement in 1990. He was a member of First...
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Sadie W. Grapentine

April 8, 1922 - April 11, 2013

Sadie W. Grapentine age 91, a resident of Laurel Grove Assisted Living in Manitowoc, died early Thursday morning, April 11, 2013 with her loving family at her side, at Shady Lane Nursing Care Center of Manitowoc. The former Sadie Ploeckelman was born on April 8, 1922 in Manitowoc, daughter of the late Henry and Emma (Krueger) Ploeckelman. She attended local schools in Manitowoc. On September...
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LeRoy A. "Zip" Zipperer

April 10, 1931 - April 8, 2013

LeRoy A. "Zip" Zipperer age 81, of 333 N. Cherry St. Whitelaw and currently a resident of the Manitowoc Health and Rehabilitation Center of Manitowoc, died early Monday morning April 8, 2013 at the Holy Family Memorial Medical Center surrounded by his loving family. LeRoy was born on April 10, 1931 in the Town of Cato, son of the late Louis and Elizabeth (Meidl) Zipperer. He attended St....
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Joyce Bailar Stein

August 29, 1926 - April 1, 2013

Joyce Bailar Stein age 86 of Manitowoc, died peacefully Monday, April 1, 2013 at her residence. Joyce was born August 29, 1926 in Neenah daughter of the late Charles and Ruth (Jones) Bailar. Joyce attended school in Menasha and graduated with the class of 1944 from Menasha High School. In May of 1946 Joyce graduated from MacMurray College in Jacksonville, IL where she received a Bachelor of...
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Alek J. DeBauche

December 19, 2012 - April 1, 2013

Alek James DeBauche was born on December 19, 2012 to Christopher DeBauche and Katie Sieracki. He entered into eternal life on April 1, 2013 with his grandparents, Julie & Kurt Richardson as well as other passed family members. Alek was loved by his brothers and sister: Annika and Kyle Sieracki, Dequan and Davion DeBauche, and also by all of his aunts, uncles and great grandparents. Alek was...
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Gerald F. "Jerry" Schetter

November 8, 1933 - March 30, 2013

Gerald Francis Schetter, of Francis Creek died peacefully at home on Saturday, March 30, 2013 surrounded by his family. Gerald (Jerry) Schetter was born November 8, 1933 in Mishicot, son of the late Raymond and Marie (Schesniak) Schetter. He attended school in the Mishicot area and graduated with the class of 1951 from Mishicot High School. On June 2, 1956 Jerry married the former Rose Marie...
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Kathryn M. Basler

October 17, 1949 - March 29, 2013

Kathryn M. Basler age 63, a Two Rivers resident died Friday evening March 29, 2013 at Rivers Bend Health & Rehabilitation Center of Manitowoc. The former Kathryn Holtz was born on October 17, 1949 in Manitowoc, daughter of Kathryn (Stevens) Holtz and the late Wallace "Skippy" Holtz. She was a 1967 graduate of Manitowoc Lincoln High School and earned three Associates Degrees from Lac Courte...
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Richard C. Smith

June 1, 1931 - March 26, 2013

Richard C. Smith age 81 of 5828 Calumet Avenue, Manitowoc died Tuesday, March 26, 2013 at Holy Family Memorial Medical Center. Richard was born June 1, 1931, in Manitowoc son of the late Albert and Dorothy (Schroeder) Smith. He attended school in Manitowoc and graduated with the class of 1949 from Lincoln High School. Richard served in the United States Army from 1951-1954. On July 21, 1956,...
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Margery Y. Schuler

June 10, 1914 - March 24, 2013

Margery Y. Schuler age 98 formerly of Schroeder Drive, Manitowoc died Sunday, March 24, 2013 at Shady Lane Nursing Care Center. Margery was born June 10, 1914 at River Falls, daughter of the late Elmer and Ethel (Sanderson) Young. She attended school in Manitowoc and graduated with the class of 1931 from Lincoln High School, and then attended Oshkosh State Teachers College. On July 17, 1937...
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Robert M. Wellner

September 12, 1912 - March 20, 2013

Robert M. Wellner age 100, formerly of Madson Road, Whitelaw, died Wednesday, March 20, 2013 at Manitowoc Health & Rehabilitation Center. Robert was born September 12, 1912 in the Town of Franklin son of the late George and Mary (Braun) Wellner. On August 28, 1941 he married the former Carol Mueller at St Michaels Catholic Church in Whitelaw. She preceded him in death on March 30, 1986....
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Donald H. Leicht

September 9, 1937 - March 19, 2013

Donald H. Leicht age 75, of 620 East Linden Avenue of Manitowoc, died Tuesday, March 19, 2013, at Next Step @ Felician Village. Donald was born September 9, 1937 in Manitowoc son of the late Edwin and Magdalene (Stadler) Leicht. He attended school in Manitowoc and graduated from the class of 1957 from Lincoln High School. On September 17, 1960 he married the former Audrey Thone at Gjerpen...
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Theresa C. Benishek

April 6, 1928 - March 17, 2013

Theresa C. Benishek age 84, of Branch, died Sunday night March 17, 2013 at the Rivers Bend Health and Rehabilitation Center of Manitowoc with her family by her side. The former Theresa Diedrich, was born on April 6, 1928 in Sherwood, daughter of the late George and Cecelia (Grenzer) Diedrich. She was a 1945 graduate of Valders High School. Theresa was United States Naval Veteran serving from...
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Anne Dickert

November 3, 1915 - March 13, 2013

Anne Dickert age 97, of 1700 S. 18th St. Manitowoc, died Wednesday morning, March 13, 2013 at Holy Family Memorial Medical Center with her family by her side following a brief illness. The former Anne Hagenow was born on November 3, 1915 in the Town of Gibson, daughter of the late Charles and Annie (Shupita) Hagenow. She grew up in the Town of Gibson attending the Riverview School at...
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Ethel O. Risch

November 29, 1919 - March 12, 2013

Ethel O. Risch age 93, of 4613 Menasha Ave. Manitowoc, died Tuesday evening, March 12, 2013 at Shady Lane Nursing Care Center with her family at her side. The former Ethel Bleser was born on November 29, 1919 in Manitowoc, daughter of the late Walter and Rose (Karbon) Bleser. She was a 1936 graduate of Manitowoc Lincoln High School and attended the Manitowoc Business College. On February 22,...
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Gertrude Lasch

September 15, 1920 - March 11, 2013

Gertrude Lasch, a life-long resident of Manitowoc, died Monday, March 11, 2013. Gert passed peacefully at the age of 92 after experiencing a rewarding life that revolved around family and friends. Whether Gert was raising her own family, coddling grandchildren and great grandchildren, or volunteering at church, her gentle, pleasant, and optimistic personality influenced everyone she met. ...
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Emeline E. "Emmy" Prodoehl

April 6, 1921 - March 8, 2013

Emeline E. "Emmy" Prodoehl, age 91, a lifetime resident of Delafield, WI, died Friday, March 8, 2013 at Rivers Bend Health & Rehabilitation Center, Manitowoc. Emeline was born April 6, 1921 in Waterford, WI, daughter of the late Joseph and Martha (Henschel) Zenda. On October 3, 1942 Emeline married Charles H. Prodoehl of Milwaukee, in El Centro, CA. He preceded her in death January 30, 2005....
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Adele B. Steinbrecher

November 17, 1924 - March 6, 2013

Adele B. Steinbrecher age 88, formerly of Two Rivers, died Wednesday evening March 6, 2013 at the Manitowoc Health and Rehabilitation Center surrounded by her loving family. The former Adele Habeck was born on November 17, 1924 in Two Rivers, daughter of the late Louis and Alma (Cornils) Habeck. She was a 1942 graduate of Two Rivers Washington High School. On September 21, 1946 Adele was...
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Gerard F. "Jerry" Marshall

March 23, 1932 - March 5, 2013

Gerard F. "Jerry" Marshall, age 80, of 2425 Dewey Street, Manitowoc, died Tuesday, March 5, 2013 at the Manitowoc Health & Rehabilitation Center. Jerry was born March 23, 1932 in Milwaukee, son of the late Earl and Frieda (Werts) Marshall. He attended Wauwatosa Public Schools, graduating from Wauwatosa High School in 1950. He attended the University of Wisconsin Extension in both Milwaukee and...
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H. Lloyd Buck Seibold

November 22, 1932 - March 4, 2013

H. Lloyd (Buck) Seibold, age 80, formerly of Old Hwy 151, Manitowoc, died Monday, March 4, 2013 at Shady Lane Nursing Care Center, Manitowoc. Lloyd was born November 22, 1932 in Weyauwega, son of the late Lawrence and Helen (Surber) Seibold. He attended school in the Valders area and graduated with the class of 1950 from Valders High School. On June 14, 1952 Lloyd married the former Alice...
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Christopher M. Mark

August 24, 1989 - March 3, 2013

Christopher M. Mark, age 23, of 4943 Willow Way Manitowoc, died unexpectedly Sunday, March 3, 2013 as result of an automobile accident. Chris was born August 24, 1989 in Two Rivers, son of Duane Mark and Cherie (David) Anderson. He attended school in Manitowoc and graduated with the class of 2008 from Roncalli High School. He was employed at Northern Labs in Manitowoc. He is survived by...
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Shirley A. Fritsch

April 4, 1938 - March 2, 2013

Shirley A. Fritsch age 74, of 2636 Herman Rd. Manitowoc, died Saturday March 2, 2013 at her home surrounded by her loving family. The former Shirley Goodwin was born on April 4, 1938 in Lincoln, Nebraska, daughter of the late Robert and Flora (Osman) Goodwin. On January 4, 1958 Shirley was married to Wallace Fritsch at St. Luke Catholic Church in Two Rivers. The couple recently celebrated...
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Glenn W. Fuerbringer

December 12, 1936 - February 27, 2013

Glenn W. Fuerbringer age 76 of 1445 North 8th Street, Manitowoc died unexpectedly Wednesday, February 27, 2013 at the Aurora Medical Center of Manitowoc County with his family at his side. Glenn was born on December 12, 1936 at Watertown, son of the late Louis and Myra (Woltemate) Fuerbringer. He grew up at Jefferson and was a 1954 graduate of Jefferson High School. Glenn served his country as...
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Loretta R. Klusmeyer

October 7, 1919 - February 26, 2013

Loretta R. Klusmeyer age 93, of 1415 N. 4th St. Manitowoc, died unexpectedly, Tuesday February 26, 2013 at her residence. Loretta was born on October 7, 1919 in the Town of Meeme Manitowoc County, daughter of the late Clements and Emily (Riesterer) Endries. She attended St. Gregory's School in St. Nazianz. On April 30, 1946 Loretta was married to Emmet E. Klusmeyer at St. Gregory Catholic...
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Melvin H. Zimmermann

June 12, 1937 - February 22, 2013

Melvin H. Zimmermann age 75 of 1445 North 7th Street, Manitowoc died Friday February 22, 2013 at Kindred Nursing and Rehabilitation / North Ridge. Melvin was born June 12, 1937 in Green Bay son of the late Phillip and Freda (Diefenthaler) Zimmermann. On December 9, 1961 Melvin married the former Elaine Roedig in New Holstein. She preceded him in death on October 6, 1993. Melvin was employed...
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Georgia Ann Nischke

February 14, 1956 - February 22, 2013

Georgia Ann Nischke, age 57, of 2406 Johnston Dr. Manitowoc, died unexpectedly Friday February 22, 2013 at her residence. Georgia was born February 14, 1956 in Manitowoc, daughter of the late LeRoy and Elida (Vetting) Wallace. She attended school in Manitowoc and graduated with the class of 1974 from Lincoln High School. On September 28, 1982 Georgia married Mark Nischke in Manitowoc. ...
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John V. "Jack" Hopf

July 25, 1923 - February 22, 2013

John V. "Jack" Hopf age 89 of Manitowoc died Friday, February 22, 2013 at Rivers Bend Health and Rehabilitation Center. John was born July 25, 1923 in Manitowoc son of the late John J. and Alma (Klingholz) Hopf. He attended schools in Manitowoc and graduated with the class of 1941 from Lincoln High School. He then served in the United States Air Force from 1943-1946. On October 1, 1950 he...
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Elvira V. Thielen

May 26, 1912 - February 22, 2013

Elvira V. Thielen, age 100, of 1235 South 24th St. Manitowoc, died Friday, February 22, 2013 at Shady Lane Nursing Care Center. She was born May 26, 1912 in the Village of Rockville, daughter of the late Fred and Dora (Pingel) Voland. She attended schools in Kiel and graduated with the class of 1929 from Kiel High School. On October 23, 1934 she married Alvin P. Thielen at Zion Ev. Lutheran...
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Joseph M. Lensmeyer

October 26, 1930 - February 11, 2013

Joseph M. Lensmeyer age 82, of 707 Forest Home Dr. Francis Creek, died Monday, February 11, 2013 at his home surrounded by his family following a six year battle with leukemia. Joe was born on October 26, 1930 in Kellnersville, son of the late Joseph and Frances (Jirikovec) Lensmeyer. He grew up in Kellnersville and graduated in 1949 from Manitowoc Lincoln High School. He served in the United...
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Samuel J. Hall

June 8, 1918 - February 9, 2013

Samuel J. Hall, age 94 of 1128 South 35th. St. Manitowoc, died Saturday, February 9, 2013 at Holy Family Memorial Medical Center, Manitowoc, with his loving family at his side. Sam was born June 8, 1918 in Manitowoc, son of the late William and Lillian Vollmer Hall. Sam attended schools in Manitowoc and graduated from Lincoln High School with the class of 1936. He served in the Merchant...
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Bonnie Jean Yindra

July 25, 1937 - February 7, 2013

Bonnie J. Yindra, age 75, of 206 Maple Street, Whitelaw, died Thursday morning February 7, 2013 at Shady Lane Nursing Care Center in Manitowoc after a courageous battle with breast cancer. Bonnie was born on July 25, 1937 in Manitowoc County, daughter of the late Helmar and Fern (Long) Christiansen. Bonnie attended schools in Manitowoc and graduated with the class of 1955 from Lincoln High...
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Bernice M. Hassemer

April 24, 1918 - February 2, 2013

Bernice M. Hassemer age 94, of Francis Creek, passed away peacefully into the arms of the Lord on Saturday evening, February 2, 2013 at the Manitowoc Health and Rehabilitation Center surrounded by her loving family. The former Bernice Muench was born on April 24, 1918 in Francis Creek, daughter of the late Joseph and Margaret (Hessel) Muench. On October 19, 1940 Bernice was married to William...
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Wayne R. Siebold

March 7, 1950 - February 1, 2013

Wayne R. Siebold, age 62 of 1019 Magnolia Avenue, Manitowoc, past away at home, Friday, February 1, 2013, surrounded by his loving family, after a long and courageous battle with lung cancer. Wayne was born on March 7, 1950 in Manitowoc, son of the late Harvey Siebold and Delores (Christiansen) Siebold Jepsen. Wayne was a graduate of Manitowoc Lincoln High School with the class of 1968. He...
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Lorraine Schmoekel

March 24, 1917 - January 31, 2013

Lorraine Schmoekel age 95, formerly of 931 Rosemere Circle, Manitowoc, died Thursday morning, January 31, 2013 at River Woods Estates Assisted Living. The former Lorraine Adler was born on March 24, 1917 at Detroit, MI, daughter of the late Alvin and Anna (Noffke) Adler. She grew up in Detroit and was a 1934 graduate of the High School of Commerce. Following high school she worked in the...
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Reta A. Meissner

October 18, 1928 - January 31, 2013

Reta Anne Meissner, age 84 of 1514 Torrison Dr. Manitowoc died Thursday, January 31, 2013 at Holy Family Memorial Medical Center, Manitowoc. Reta was born October 18, 1928 in Manitowoc, daughter of the Charles and Mildred Hansen Williamson. She attended schools in Manitowoc and graduated with the class of 1947 from Lincoln High School. On December 29, 1957 Reta married Donald C. Meissner in...
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Ralph A. Skarda

June 6, 1924 - January 29, 2013

Ralph Anton Skarda age 88, son of the late Anton "Tony" and Anna (Holtz) Skarda, died Tuesday, January 29, 2013 at St. Mary's at Felician Village. He was born June 6, 1924 in Manitowoc and graduated from Lincoln High School with the class of 1942. During the next three months Ralph worked for the Manitowoc Shipbuilder Company on the WWII Submarines. He spent time at the Old Vocational School...
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Lawrence F. "Shorty" Stadler

October 24, 1932 - January 28, 2013

Lawrence F. "Shorty" Stadler, age 80, of 1888 Sylvan Dr. Green Bay, died Monday January 28, 2013 at his residence. Shorty was born on October 24, 1932 in Birnamwood, WI, son of the late Anna Stadler and Rudolph Resch. He was a United States Army veteran serving in Korea from June of 1953 until his honorable discharge in April of 1955. On February 27, 1959 Shorty was married to Gloria "Jean"...
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Donna M. Turek

October 22, 1933 - January 28, 2013

Donna M. Turek age 79, of 4018 Custer St. Manitowoc, died Monday, January 28, 2013 at Holy Family Memorial Medical Center of Manitowoc. The former Donna Maresch was born on October 22, 1933 in Manitowoc, daughter of the late Edward and Hazel (Behrendt) Maresch. She was a 1952 graduate of Manitowoc Lincoln High School. On June 11, 1955 Donna was married to John Turek at St. Boniface Catholic...
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Evelyn M. Bolle

August 8, 1924 - January 25, 2013

Evelyn M. Bolle, age 88, formerly of Branch, died Friday, January 25, 2013 at Manitowoc Health & Rehabilitation Center. Evelyn was born August 8, 1924 in Manitowoc, daughter of the late Joseph and Agnes Novak Kirch. She attended schools in Manitowoc and graduated with the class of 1942 from Lincoln High School. On June 17, 1947 she married Berlin Bolle in Manitowoc. He preceded her in...
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Anthony J. "Tony" Theisen

November 2, 1964 - January 20, 2013

Anthony J. "Tony" Theisen age 48 lost his battle with pancreatic cancer and returned to God on Sunday, January 20, 2013 at the Aurora Medical Center of Manitowoc County. He was a great dad, husband, friend and coach to so many. Given the generous way he lived his first 48 years, we are confident he'll be a key player on the big court in heaven. We love you, Tony. Tony was born to this...
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Virginia M. Winkler

April 29, 1929 - January 15, 2013

Virginia M. Winkler age 83, a resident of the Manitowoc Health and Rehabilitation Center died peacefully Tuesday, January 15, 2013 at the center following a battle with Parkinson's disease. Virginia was born on April 29, 1929 in Manitowoc, daughter of the late Walter and Gladys (Place) Holtz. She attended Manitowoc Lincoln High School. On July 24, 1949 she was married to Chester Koch in...
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Herman A. Sprang

June 16, 1923 - January 15, 2013

Herman A. Sprang, age, 89 of 431 Madison Street, Reedsville, died Tuesday morning, January 15, 2013, at his residence surrounded by his family. Herman was born on June 16, 1923, at Two Rivers, son of the late Charles and Rose (Stadler) Sprang. He entered the United States Navy on March 27, 1943 serving on an ammunition ship the U.S.S. Bootes, as a point gunner. He was later honorably...
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Mary E. Kopidlansky

January 4, 1927 - January 11, 2013

Mary E. Kopidlansky, age 86 of 1500 North 3rd Street, Manitowoc, died Friday, January 11, 2013 at Holy Family Memorial Medical Center. Mary was born January 4, 1927 in Manitowoc, daughter of the late Vincent and Katherine (Szymczyk) Brefczynski. She married Albert J. Kopidlansky November 26, 1946 at St. Mary's Catholic Church, Manitowoc. He preceded her in death November 9, 1996. Mary was...
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Arthur A. Nickels

March 20, 1926 - January 9, 2013

Arthur A. Nickels age 86, of 1511 Cherry Rd. Manitowoc, died Wednesday evening January 9, 2013 at Shady Lane Nursing Care Center. Arthur was born on March 20, 1926 at Mishicot, son of the late Charles and Augusta (Sehloff) Nickels. As a child the family moved to Manitowoc and Art attended school in Manitowoc. On July 18, 1944 Art was inducted into the United States Army Air Corps serving in...
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Irvin F. Koch

October 20, 1919 - January 9, 2013

Irvin F. Koch age 93, of 1235 South 24th Street Manitowoc died Wednesday, January 9th 2013 at Shady Lane Nursing Care Center. Irvin was born October 20, 1919 in Two Rivers, son of the late Frederick Koch Jr. and Clara Olson Griewski. He attended schools in Manitowoc and graduated with the class of 1937 from Lincoln High School. On August 10, 1942 Irvin married the former Hazel D. Blahnik,...
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Marie A. Anhalt

March 17, 1927 - January 9, 2013

Marie A. Anhalt age 85, formerly of the Reedsville Manor, died Wednesday January 9, 2013 at Holy Family Memorial Medical Center. Marie was born March 17, 1927 in Cato, daughter of the late Ed and Anna (Augustine) Lemberger. She was a former member of the St. Anne Christian Women's Society and a member of the Ladies Auxiliary of Kubale-O'Connell Post #6179 of Kellnersville. Marie married...
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Agnes M. Sauer

September 8, 1914 - January 8, 2013

Agnes M. Sauer age 98, a resident of the Manitowoc Health & Rehabilitation Center died there on Tuesday morning, January 8, 2013. The former Agnes Kubs was born on September 8, 1914 in Friendship, WI daughter of the late Jacob and Anastasia (Tepley) Kubs. She grew up and attended school in Maribel. On July 15, 1931 Agnes was married to Raymond J. Sauer at St. Joseph Catholic Church in...
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Daniel L. Popp

April 19, 1945 - January 3, 2013

Daniel L. Popp, age 67, of Mishicot, Wisconsin died Thursday, January 3, 2013 at Sharon S. Richardson Community Hospice of Sheboygan Falls, after a valiant battle with cancer. Daniel was born April 19, 1945 in Manitowoc, son of Betty J. (Gruber) Popp, and the late Lloyd Popp. He attended St. Joseph Catholic School of Alverno and Valders High School. Daniel resided in the Manitowoc County...
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Ernest Krajnik Sr.

January 8, 1917 - January 3, 2013

Ernest Krajnik Sr. age 95, a former Francis Creek resident, died Thursday morning, January 3, 2013 at the Wisteria Haus Assisted Living, Two Rivers. Ernest was born on January 8, 1917 in the Town of Kossuth, son of the late Wencil and Anna (Cherney) Krajnik. He was a 1938 graduate of Manitowoc Lincoln High School. On March 15, 1944 Ernest was married to Edith Veech at Union Town, PA. Edith...
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Diane F. Meyer

October 19, 1940 - December 30, 2012

Diane F. Meyer, age 72 formerly of rural Whitelaw, died Sunday December 30, 2012 at her daughters residence in Cudahy with her family at her side following a battle with ALS. Diane was born on October 19, 1940 in Two Rivers, daughter of the late Clarence and Gladys (Salewsky) Gilbert. She attended schools in Two Rivers. On March 3, 1962 Diane was married to Wayne F. Meyer at St. Mark Catholic...
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Rebecca Marie Hein

January 21, 1950 - December 30, 2012

Rebecca Marie Hein peacefully passed away on Sunday, December 30th, 2012, at her home in Manitowoc with her family at her side. Becky was born to Victor and Corinne (Stiver) Orcelletto in Merrill, Wisconsin on January 21, 1950. A few years after, she would move to Tomahawk, a place that would always be dear to her heart. Growing up in the north woods of Wisconsin with six brothers and sisters...
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Eileen F. Bunch

October 31, 1944 - December 23, 2012

Eileen F. Bunch age 68, of 512 N. Rapids Road, Manitowoc died Sunday December 23, 2012 at her daughter's residence following a four year battle with cancer. Eileen was born on October 31, 1944 in Manitowoc, daughter of the late George and Caroline (Van Lannen) Wetenkamp. She attended local schools. Eileen was married to Joseph Stephen Bunch. She worked for Foster Needle in Manitowoc until the...
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