Daniel J. Stemper
Daniel J. Stemper, 68, Green Bay, passed away peacefully at his home on Monday, June 12, 2000. He was born Feb. 25, 1932, in Milwaukee, to the late Alonzo and Dorothy (Fosdick) Stemper. Daniel graduated from Waukesha High School in 1949. From 1949 to 1954, he served in the United States Air Force. He received a B.S. in Electrical Engineering in 1959 from Marquette University. Daniel married Norma Rebholz in Mukwonago, Wis. on May 9, 1952. He was Vice President of Marketing at Holt Instrument Laboratories, Oconto, where he worked from 1959 to 1972. From 1972 to 1987, he worked at Cruisers, Inc. where he retired and the Vice President of Engineering. He was a 40 year member of the American Legion Post #74 in Oconto, as well as a member of the Knights of Columbus. He served on the Oconto Board of Education, Police and Fire Commission, and Utility Commission. Daniel received the Distinguished Service Award for his civic contributions. For years he was active in the Boy Scouts of America organizing Troop #65 of Oconto, and had four troop members attain Eagle Scout. He was also very active in Youth Baseball in Oconto, having organized the M & O Babe Ruth Baseball League, and organized and coached the Junior American Legion Team. Daniel was a member of St. Joseph Parish of Oconto and of Annunciation Parish, Green Bay, where he enjoyed singing in the church choirs. Survivors include his wife, Norma; seven children and their spouses, Scott and Jan Stemper, Cooper City, Fla; Marty Stemper, Green Bay; Chris Stemper, West Allis, Wis.; Perry and Louise Stemper, Peshtigo, Wis.; Julie and John Reed, Oconto; Randy and Shelly Stemper, Green Bay; Patricia and Tom Hoffman, Oconto. He will be very much missed by his 11 grandchildren. He is also survived by his two sisters and their spouses, Joyce and Denny Weber St. Germain, Wis.; Judy and Gail Warner, Fort Collins, Colo. He was preceded in death by his parents; and one brother, Gerald Stemper. Friends may call at Annunciation Catholic Church, 401 Gray St., from 9 until 10 a.m. Saturday. The Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at the church with the Rev. Joseph Coopmans O. Praem. officiating. Burial will be in Oconto Catholic Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, the immediate family requests memorials in the from of Masses scheduled at both Holy Trinity Church, Oconto, and Annunciation Catholic Church, Green Bay. Blaney Funeral Home is assisting the Stemper Family. Dan’s family would like to extend their sincere gratitude to the nurses at St. Vincent Hospital Dialysis Center, St. Vincent Home Health Care, John M. Lawton, M.D., Steven E. Neu, M.D., Thomas J. Smith, M.D., Jules M. Blank, M.D., Steven J. Bollom, M.D., and Richard B. Windsor, M.D. for providing wonderful care, comfort, and support. They would also like to thank the staff of Unity Hospice and the staff of Woodside Manor for their care and compassion.
Kenneth I. Loch
Kenneth I. Loch, 72, Green Bay, died peacefully Monday June 12, 2000 at home. Born in Green Bay, September 1, 1927 he is the son of the late Joseph and Mary (Ronk) Loch. Ken married the former Rona Smits March 1, 1954 at St. Matthew’s Church. He worked as a building contractor since 1945 and founded Loch Construction, Inc. and Mini-Max Warehousing. Ken was a member of Brown County Home Builders Association, Holy Name Society, and the Southside Civic Associaton. Ken will always be remembered for his sense of humor, his love of gardening, and sharing the fruits of his labor. He is survived by his wife of 46 years, Rona of Green Bay; six children and spouses, Christopher (Susan) Loch; Eric (Linda) Loch of Green Bay; Matthew (Susan) Loch of Madison; Toni Loch; Peter “Bucky” (Terry) Loch; Gretchen Loch; all of Green Bay; eight grandchildren, Chad and Andy Loch, Caleb and Annie Frostman, Lexi Loch and Cassie Evraets, Spencer and Kendra Loch; two great grandchildren, Michaela and Ashley Loch; three brothers and two sisters-in-law, Norbert Loch, Harold (Exie) Loch, Joseph (Beatrice) Loch all of Green Bay; six sisters and two brothers-in-law, Florence (James) Persson, Anna Wouters, Lucille Lannoye, La Verne (Ray) Burich, Dorothy Wesoloski, Sister Mary Barbara Loch, all of Green Bay; one brother-in-law and spouse, William (Heidi) Smits of Beaverton, Oregon; numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by: parents, two brothers, Bernard “Bucky” and Malcolm Loch. Friends may call at WEST MASON MALCORE Funeral Home, 1530 West Mason Street, Wednesday from 4 to 8 p.m. Parish wake service 7:30 p.m. Wednesday with the Rev. Lawrence Stingle officiating. Visitation will continue at St. Joseph Church, 936 Ninth Street, from 9:30 a.m. Thursday until the time of the funeral mass. Funeral Mass 10:30 a.m. Thurday at St. Joseph’s Church with the Rev. Mike Ingold officiating. Entombment at Shrine of the Good Shepherd Mausoleum.
Warren Elliot, 76, died Monday, June 12, 2000 at home, surrounded by family, after a short illness. He was born June 14, 1923 to the late Burton and Ethel (Jacobs) Elliot in Cleveland, Ohio. On June 17, 1946, he married Bernice Diederich, his best friend. He served in the U. S. Army during World War II. Warren worked as a realtor in Green Bay for many years. He then worked for the Brown County Housing Allowance office for 10 years. After retiring, he worked as a volunteer for six years at McArthur School tutoring children in reading and math. Before his death, he enjoyed working with his special friends at Copp’s Food. He had a great love for the Green Bay Packers and closely followed his many other favorite sports teams. Warren was a man who loved life, had a great sense of humor, lived his faith and loved his family above all things. Survivors include his wife, Bernice; six daughters and three sons, Sue (Dale) DeSteffen, Manitowoc, Patty (Joey) Gehin, Wausau, Jean (Danny) Elliot, Green Bay, Linda (Jeff) Mathias, Honolulu, Mary Elliot (Bob Goughan) Colorado Springs, Jim (Janice) Elliot, Green Bay, Theresa (Jearold) Holland, LaCrosse, Rob Elliot, Minneapolis, and Steve (Lori) Elliot, Shoreview, Minn.; 14 grandchildren, Gina, Jon, Joel, Sarah, Sean, Katie, Micki, Matt, Sam, Molly, Bradley, Mackenzie, Lukas and Nathan; 3 great-grandchildren, Kailahn, Isaiah and Maya; two sisters, Virginia “Ginny” (Jerry) Sharpe, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan and Elizabeth Place, Yale, Michigan; nieces, nephews, and many other relatives and very special friends. He was preceded in death by one brother, Elbert. Friends may call from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday, June 14, 2000 at Lyndahl Funeral Home, Lombardi Avenue and Ridge Road. A wake service will be held at 7:30 p.m. Visitation will continue at 10 a.m. Thursday at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church where the Mass of Christian Burial will take place at 11 a.m. with Msgr. James Dillenburg officiating. Burial will be in Allouez Catholic Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund has been established for an educational scholarship. Warren’s family extends a special thank you to Unity Hospice for all the TLC they gave to him and his family. “We share renewed wonder for Christ while we make character the end and the aim of all our intellectual discipline; and we should never misconceive character while we hold fast to Christ and keep in our motto and in our hearts.” -Vincent T. Lombardi
Irene 'Honey' DeAmicis
Irene 'Honey' DeAmicis, age 81, of Green Bay, and formerly of Caspian, Mich. died Monday, June 12 at St. Vincent Hospital in Green Bay. She was born May 17, 1919 in Stambaugh, Mich. the daughter of the late Edward and Mary (Miotti) Fedrizzi. She graduated from the Stambaugh High School in 1936 and shortly after began working at the Caspian Post Office. On September 20, 1941 she married Joseph DeAmicis at St. Cecelia Catholic Church in Caspian where the couple continued to make their home. She worked with her husband at the Caspian Post Office and also helped him in many civic and community affairs and with his many musical organizations. She was especially devoted to her family and centered much of her activities around them. She enjoyed playing cards, reading and doing crossword puzzles. She was a member of St. Cecelia Catholic Church in Caspian. Her husband preceded her in death on June 27,1989. She was also preceded in death by a brother, Edward Fedrizzi. She is survived by, one son, Don (Colleen) DeAmicis of Green Bay, Wisconsin; two daughters, Carol (David) Raasch of Green Bay, Jorene (Michael) Burke of Brielle, New Jersey; one sister, Frances (Joseph) Krisman of Caspian; three grandchildren; one great grandchild; six nieces and two nephews also survive. Friends may call Wednesday, June 14 from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Langenberg Funeral Home in Iron River. Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 12:30 p.m. at the Langenberg Funeral Home in Iron River and at 1 p.m. at St. Cecelia Catholic Church in Caspian. The Rev. Fr. Otto Sartorelli, Pastor, will celebrate the Mass of Christian Burial. Burial will be in the Stambaugh Cemetery. The Langenberg Funeral Home of Iron River, Mich, is in charge of the funeral.
Tammy Dorothy Tappa
Tammy Dorothy Tappa, 37, Pound, died unexpectedly June 3, 2000. She was born April 4, 1963 at Oconto Falls to the late Bernard and Evelyn Prust Tappa. Tammy is survived by a brother, Jerry Tappa, Oconto; a niece, Kelly, and two nephews, Jason and Brian. Friends called at the Gallagher Funeral Home, Oconto from 4 to 6:45 p.m. Thursday, June 8, 2000. Funeral services were 6:45 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home with Rev. David C. Ruby officiating.
In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund has been established.
Leona C. Reed
Leona C. Reed, 86, South Branch Road, Suring died at Community Memorial Hospital in Oconto Falls Sunday, June 1, 2000. She was born February 12, 1914 in South Dakota to the late Frank and Bertha Bushena. Leona Bushena married Emerald D. Reed September 29, 1934. The couple retired from Hartford in 1970 and moved to Suring. Leona enjoyed her yard and raising flowers. Survivors include her husband, Emerald, of Suring; one daughter, Rosalie Babicky, of Suring; two sons, Vincent Mary Reed, of Oley, MT, Pete Reed, of Suring; one sister, Anita Curtis, of Medord, OR; four grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Leona was preceded in death by two sisters, Irene and Celia. Visitation was at Gruetzmacher Funeral Home in Suring on Wednesday June 14, 2000 from 9 a.m. until funeral services 11 a.m. at the Funeral Home with Timothy H. Fifield officiating. Burial in Hickory Cemetery.
Matthew Randall 'Matt' Christensen
Matthew Randall 'Matt' Christensen, 15, 12206 Indian Ln., Gillett, died suddenly, Saturday morning, June 10, 2000, as the result of an automobile accident. He was born July 6, 1984, in Shawano, to Keith Christensen and Catherine Jaeger Erdmann. Matt worked with his father, welding. He was a member of St. John Ev. Lutheran Church, Gillett. He was active in various sports and enjoyed hunting, fishing, and the outdoors. Survivors include his father and step-mother, Keith and Theresa, Suring; his mother and step-father, Catherine and Kevin Erdmann, Gillett; one sister, Tera Christensen and her boyfriend, Joel Matczak, Pulcifer; one brother, Jonathan and his fiancée, Sarah Yanke, Gillett; paternal grandmother, Charlotte Christensen, Gillett; maternal grandmother, Nancy Jaeger, Gillett; paternal great-grandfather, Arno Free, Gillett; stepgrandparents, Richard and Lois Carlson, Shawano; Ardith Fleischman, Athelstane; Darwyn Erdmann, Sheboygan; stepgreat-grandfather, Edwin Wilke, Sheboygan. Matt is also survived by aunts, uncles, cousins, other relatives and friends, including his best friend, Beaner, his dog. Friends may call from 4 p.m . to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Kuehl Funeral Home, Gillett, and then at St. John Ev. Lutheran Church, Gillett, Wednesday after 10:30 a.m. Funeral services, 11 a.m. Wednesday, June 14, 2000, at the church, with the Rev. Dennis N. Nelson officiating. Interment in the church cemetery.
A memorial fund has been established and will be designated at a later date. Matt was very generous and thoughtful; he enjoyed life to the fullest.
Kenneth 'K.T.' Thompson
Kenneth 'K.T.' Thompson, 43, Glenmore resident. Passed away unexpectedly Wednesday afternoon June 7, 2000 while at work. The son of Norman and Verna (de Grave) Thompson was born September 24, 1956 in Green Bay. He graduated from Preble High School class of 1974. Kenny married the former Mary Healy at St. Mary Catholic Church Glenmore July 24, 1992. Kenny worked with the Brown County Highway Department for 21 years. He was a volunteer fireman for the Town of Ledgeview for 17 years. He was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church Glenmore and was a usher at the church. Kenny loved to tell jokes, camping, fishing, gardening and helping neighbors. He always put his friends and neighbors ahead of himself. Above all else he loved his family especially his two boys. Survivors include his wife, Mary, two sons, Kenneth and Nickolas at home. His parents, Norman and Verna Thompson, Pine Grove; two sisters, Sherry and David Sinkula, Green Bay, Donna and Bob Pasternak, De Pere; Father-in-law John Healy, De Pere; Mother-in-law Helen Healy, De Pere; Brothers-in-law Bob and Sandi Healy, Don Healy and special friend Christine, Kenny and Dawn Healy, David and Lu Ann Healy, all of De Pere; Richard and Patti Healy, Georgia. Special nieces and nephews; his godchildren, Steve Sinkula, Lisa Ambrosius, Nick Calewarts. Kenny was preceded in death by his grandparents and his close friend Bugsy. Friends may call from 3:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Friday at the Cotter Funeral Home 860 N Webster Ave. De Pere, Prayer service 7:00 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Visitation will continue on Saturday at 9:00 a.m. at St. Mary Catholic Church Glenmore. Mass of Christian Burial 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the church with Rev. Lee Kahrs officiating. Interment in the church cemetery. In Lieu of flowers a memorial fund has been established.
Kenny’s family extends a special thank you to the Brown County Highway crew that worked with K.T.