Mamie "Dolly" Benson, 94, Oneida. Visitation 9-11 a.m. today at Oneida Methodist Church. Funeral service 11 a.m. today at the church. Survivors include two daughters, Elizabeth (Gordy) Mc Lester, Oneida, Rose Benson (special friend, Darrell), De Pere; two sons, Gerald (Barbara), Windsor, Canada, Anthony (Brucelyn), Green Bay; 19 grandchildren; 40 great-grandchildren; 10 great-great-grandchildren. Ryan Funeral Home, 305N. Tenth St., De Pere, is assisting the family.
Muriel M. Holz
Muriel M. Holz, 75, Black Creek. Visitation 4-8 p.m. today at Muehl-Boettcher Funeral Home, 358 S. Main St., Seymour, and 10-11 a.m. Saturday at St. John United Church of Christ, Black Creek.
Dorothy Socha, 81, Pulaski. Visitation 4-9 p.m. today at Marnocha Funeral Home, 186 E. Pulaski St., Pulaski, and after 9 a.m. Saturday at Assumption B.V.M. Catholic Church,124 E. Pulaski St., Pulaski. Parish wake service 8:30 p.m. today at the funeral home. Funeral Mass 10 a.m. Saturday at the church.
Charles Englebert Stauber
Charles Englebert "Bucky" Stauber, 76, Green Bay. Visitation 4-8 p.m. Sunday at Blaney Funeral Home, 1521 Shawano Ave., and 10-11 a.m. Monday at First Assembly of God, 1460 Shawano Ave. Funeral service 11 a.m. Monday at the church. Survivors include one son, Charles James (Lana) Stauber, Green Bay; one daughter, Claudette (Evan) Gunther, Bonduel; nine grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; one step-grandchild; three step-great-grandchildren; one sister, Genevieve McGregor.
Dr. Robert G. Wochos
Dr. Robert G. Wochos, 82, De Pere, died Sunday, March 23, 2003. He was born June 8, 1920, in Green Bay to Dr. and Mrs. Frank J. Wochos. Dr. Wochos (Bob) grew up in Kewaunee, Wisconsin, where he graduated from Kewaunee High School in 1938. He received his B.A. and M.D. degrees from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1942 and 1944, respectively. Following medical school, he performed his internship at the John Sealy Hospital at the University of Texas in Galveston.
Dr. Wochos served in the U.S. Army Air Force (Medical Corps) in Germany from 1945 through 1947. He then returned to Madison for his residency in surgery from 1947 through 1951. Dr. Wochos practiced surgery in San Luis Obispo, California from 1951 through 1954 and in Green Bay from 1954 until his retirement in 1985. In Green Bay, he was a founder of the Beaumont Clinic and served as president of the Brown County Medical Society and Chief of the medical staff at St. Vincent Hospital. Dr. Wochos was a member of the Wisconsin State Medical Society, American Medical Association, Wisconsin State Surgical Society, American College of Surgeons and was certified by the American Board of Surgery.
Dr. Wochos married Judith Scott in Madison in 1949; she survives him together with his children and their spouses, Lisa Wochos and Stuart Rich, Lummi Island, Washington, Scott and Cindy Wochos, Green Bay, and Sally and Richard Dewey, Green Bay; as well as nine grandchildren. One son, Robert, preceded him in death, as did his sister, Frances W. Kelley of Green Bay. Dr. Wochos took time away from his practice and family to serve two tours of duty on the hospital ship Medical Project Hope, in Columbia in 1967 and Brazil in 1973. He and Judy traveled widely, giving him many opportunities to pursue his interest in photography. Bob also spent many happy hours with his family boating in the Door County area.
Dr. Wochos is remembered warmly by his many friends and colleagues as well as hundreds of patients who still recall his empathy, wisdom and kindness. Visitation will be held at the Schauer & Schumacher Funeral Home, 340 S. Monroe Ave., Green Bay (432-4841), from 10 a.m. until the time of the funeral service today, March 28th, at Union Congregational Church, 716 S. Madison St., Green Bay. The service will be performed by Dr. Charles Mize at 11 a.m. at the church. Burial will be at Woodlawn Cemetery in Allouez. In lieu of flowers, friends may make donations to St. Vincent or Bellin hospitals or a charity of their choice.
Dr. Wochos' family would like to extend a special thank-you to the staff at the Renaissance in De Pere and the medical staff at Green Bay Oncology.
Raymond B. Davister
Raymond B. Davister, 89, Luxemburg. Visitation after 9 a.m. today at St. Thomas the Apostle Church, Sugar Bush. Funeral service 10:30 a.m. today at the church. Survivors include two daughters, Darlene (David) Rank, Manitowoc, Bonnie (Gordon) Liebergen, Greenleaf; three sons, Richard (Laurie) Davister, Raymond F. (Sharon) Davister, all of Luxemburg, Robert Finnel, Denmark; 16 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren. McMahon Funeral Home, 530 Main St., Luxemburg, is assisting the family.
Roger Gille, 70, passed away with his family by his side on Tuesday, March 25, 2003. He was born December 17, 1932, to the late Earl and Stella (Beaumier) Gille. Roger married the former Patricia Dery on July 9, 1955, at St. Francis Church, De Pere, Wis. Roger retired from TEC Systems in 1996 and spent summers at his cottage at Grindle Lake and winters in Camp Verde, Ariz. There he spent his time with many VFW friends, doing projects, horseback riding and fishing. His greatest love was his family, especially spending time with the grandchildren. He was often found sitting by the campfire with his grandchildren, singing songs and telling tall tales. His favorite pleasures included riding horses, fishing, hunting and exploring the great outdoors. He was proud of his service to our country in the U.S. Navy, serving from 1950 through 1954. On June 22, 2002, Roger received a medal from the Korean government in appreciation of his service. He was an active, dedicated, lifetime member of the VFW.
He is survived by his wife, Patricia (Dery) Gille; four children and their spouses, Robin (Jim) Bushey, Cynthia (Ken) Arvey, Jennifer (Gene) Gozdzialski, Kevin (Rhonda) Gille; 13 grandchildren, Rebecca and Alexis Krinsky, Ron and Cheryl Bushey, Jacob and Hanna Arvey, Heather, Jessica, Zachary, Samantha and JessiRae Gozdzialski, Ashley and Andrew Gille; an aunt, Cecilia Beaumier; many nieces, nephews and cousins. He is further survived by his close hunting buddies, Roy Stumpf, Jack Kosloski, Chuck Decker and their families. He was preceded in death by his parents, Earl and Stella Gille; his sister, Carol Bundtrook; and brother, Earl Jr. (Bud).
Friends may call at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, 519 Kilbourn, Kewaunee, on Saturday, March 29, 2003, from 10 a.m. until the time of services. A memorial mass will be celebrated 11 a.m. Saturday at the church with the Rev. William Kuhr officiating. The family will honor Roger's wishes and make his final resting place in Cayuga, his lifelong retreat in the North woods.
Proko-Wall Funeral Home, 1630 E. Mason St., is assisting the family with arrangements.
The family would like to express their sincere gratitude to Fred and Jo Rohde and Mike and Sandy Way for their continuous help and support during Roger's illness. Special thank-you also to Unity Hospice and its staff. Their kindness and compassion will never be forgotten.
Ross Meade, De Pere. Arrangements are pending. Ryan Funeral Home, 305 N. Tenth St., De Pere, is assisting the family.
James E. Persson
James E. Persson, 86, Green Bay. Visitation 4-8 p.m. today at Blaney Funeral Home, 1521 Shawano Ave. and 10-11 a.m. Friday at St. Agnes Catholic Church, 1484 Ninth St. Mass of Christian Burial 11 a.m. Friday at the church. Survivors include his wife, Florence; two sons, James (Dona) Persson, Kenosha, Russell (Cathy) Persson, Green Bay; three grandchildren; two brothers, Jack (Vivian) Wiegand, Mich., Robert (Catherine) Persson, Mountain, Wis.
Edward VanLanen, 81, Sobieski. Visitation 4-8 p.m. today at Marnocha Funeral Home, 186 E. Pulaski St., Pulaski, and after 9:30 a.m. Friday at St. John Cantius Catholic Church, 6051 Noble St., Sobieski. Wake service 6:15 p.m. today at the funeral home. Funeral Mass 10:30 a.m. Friday at the church. Survivors include his wife, Vickie; one son, Michael, Sobieski; two sisters, Margie Kuss, Little Suamico, Rita Vincent, Sobieski; two brothers, Clayton VanLanen, Sobieski, John (Mary Ann) VanLanen, Greendale.
Donald R. Whetung
Donald R. Whetung, 80, Greenleaf. Visitation 2-7:30 p.m. today at West Mason Malcore Funeral Home, 1530 W. Mason St. Funeral service 7:30 p.m. today at the funeral home. Survivors include his wife, Claudia; four daughters, Sharon (Leonard) Thyrion, Green Bay, Patricia Besson, Green Bay, Jennifer Whetung (special friend Kevin), Green Bay, Judith (Gary) Nys, Green Bay; four sons, Michael (Lorraine) Whetung, Maribel, William Whetung, Green Bay, Jeffrey (Tina) Whetung, Bellevue, Matthew Whetung, at home; 14 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; three brothers, Amos (Paulma) Whetung, Washington, Matthew Whetung, Michigan, Albert (Elsie) Matthew, Athelstane; two sisters, Myrtle Tolonen, Michigan, Elizabeth Matthews, Michigan.
Lucille "Lu" Agnes Witzius
Lucille "Lu" Agnes Witzius, Green Bay. Visitation 10-11 a.m. today at St. Mary's of the Angels Catholic Church, 645 S. Irwin St. Memorial Mass 11 a.m. today at the church. Survivors include three sons, John (El), Clintonville, Jim (Luanne), Green Bay, Mark (JoAnne), San Diego, Calif; four grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; sisters, Dorothy Beaudo, Yvonne Kowalski, Lorraine Wangerin, Joyce Audit, Florence (Ralph) Sorensen, Marie Holquist, Theresa Greening. Proko-Wall Funeral Home, 1630 E. Mason St., is assisting the family.
Lorena M. Wussow
Lorena M. Wussow, 91, Seymour. Visitation 9 a.m.-noon today at Cicero United Methodist Church, N7986 Brusewitz Road, Black Creek. Funeral service noon today at the church. Muehl-Boettcher Funeral Home, 358 S. Main St., Seymour, is assisting the family.
Harriet I. Anderson
Harriet I. Anderson, age 80, formerly of Two Rivers and a resident of Northridge Medical and Rehabilitation Center, Manitowoc, died March 22, 2003, at Aurora Medical Center, Two Rivers.
Funeral services will be held at noon Friday, April 4, 2003, at Emanuel United Methodist Church, 1218 Madison Street, Two Rivers. Officiating at the service will be the Rev. Roberta Thomson with burial at Forest View Cemetery, Two Rivers.
Harriet was born December 10, 1922, in Kenmare, N.D., one of two daughters of the late Rev. John and Elnetta (Bethel) Frisbie. She graduated from Hettinger, N.D., High School and attended American University in Washington, D.C., until the outbreak of World War II, when she joined the Defense Department, becoming a personal secretary to General George C. Marshall. After the war Harriet returned to North Dakota, where on June 12, 1947, she married Donald D. Anderson in Casselton, N.D. Don was an Army staff sergeant who had served in Italy and North Africa. Don was in the grocery business, and the couple lived in North Dakota until 1960, when they moved to the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. In 1971 they moved to Two Rivers. Don preceded her in death on January 30, 1977.
Harriet worked for 29 years for Brown County Publishing Co., Denmark, helping to found the Two Rivers Shopper and the Manitowoc Laker, which later were combined to form the Lakeshore Chronicle. Harriet was a member of Emanuel United Methodist Church, Two Rivers. She was active in the Manitowoc-Two Rivers Business and Professional Women and Zonta Club of Green Bay, which in 2000 honored her with its Achievement Award. She also was active in many community organizations.
Harriet is survived by two sons and daughters-in-law, Richard D. and Patti Anderson, Eveleth, Minn., Dennis M. and Janice Anderson, Houlton, Wis.; four grandchildren, Brian and Katie Anderson, and Trevor and Cole Anderson. In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a sister, Mary Dorothy Lowry.
The family will greet relatives and friends at Emanuel United Methodist Church on Friday, April 4, 2003, from 10 a.m. until the time of service at noon. The Klein and Stangel Funeral Home & Cremation Care Center, 1420 22nd St., Two Rivers, is assisting the Anderson family with funeral arrangements.
The family has requested that any memorials be made to Emanuel United Methodist Church, 1218 Madison St., Two Rivers, WI 54241.
Mike Babiarz, 80, Pulaski. Arrangements are pending; Marnocha Funeral Home, 186 E. Pulaski St., Pulaski, is assisting the family.
Lewis Bailey "L.B." Good
Lewis Bailey "L.B." Good, 64, town of Chase. Visitation after 3 p.m. today at Marnocha Funeral Home, 186 E. Pulaski St., Pulaski. Funeral service 5 p.m. today at the funeral home. Survivors include his wife, Sarah; two daughters, Gayla Sintow, Anita (Troy) Beulla, all of the town of Chase; three grandchildren; three sisters, Erlene Steward, Trivoli, Ill., Joetta Rhodes, East Peoria, Ill., Vickie Kinsinger, Peoria, Ill; one brother, Barrett Good, Creve Couer, Ill.
Leona V. Polzin
Leona V. Polzin, 81, Oneida. Visitation 9:30-11 a.m. today at Immanuel Lutheran Church, White Clay Lake. Funeral service 11 a.m. today at the church. Survivors include four daughters, Ruth (David) Rynish, Oneida, Carol (Les) Yaeger, Green Bay, Joyce (Dale) Jeske, Bonduel, Faye (Donald) Sorenson, Waupaca; one son, Leon (Deborah) Polzin, White Clay Lake; 13 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; three brothers, Ralph (Doris) Reimer, Green Bay, Frank Reimer, Milwaukee, Joe (Beatie) Naumann, Advance; one sister, Gladys (Richard) Neja, Bartlett, Ill. Marnocha Funeral Home, 358 S. Main St., Seymour, is assisting the family.
Thomas (Tom) Skaletski
Thomas (Tom) Skaletski, 59, Green Bay. Visitation 4-8 p.m. Friday at Proko-Wall Funeral Home, 1630 E. Mason St., and 10-11 a.m. Saturday at Holy Trinity Church Catholic Church, 4767 Stage Coach Road, Pine Grove. Parish wake service 7 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Mass of Christian Burial 11 a.m. Saturday at the church.
Robert L."Bob" Van Pay
Robert L."Bob" Van Pay, 86, Green Bay. Visitation 9:30-10:30 a.m. today at Holy Martyrs of Gorcum Catholic Church, 3562 Finger Road. Mass of Christian Burial 10:30 a.m. today at the church. Survivors include his wife, Beatrice; six sons, Cyril (Janet), Jim (Janet), Le Roy (Bonnie), Jerry (Dorothy), Ken (Joanne), John (Judy); two daughters, Linda (John) Soquet, Karen (Carl) Matz; 27 grandchildren; 34 great-grandchildren; two brothers, Clarence (Rose), Bernie (Audrey); one sister, Myrtle Van Gothem. Proko-Wall Funeral Home, 1630 E. Mason St., is assisting the family.
Leo H. Widi
Leo H. Widi, 81, Green Bay. Visitation 3-6 p.m. Friday at Blaney Funeral Home, 1521 Shawano Ave. Funeral service 6 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Survivors include four sons Patrick (Jean) Wendt, Florida, Michael (Victoria) Widi, Greenville, Jeffrey (Janet) Widi, Sobieski, Charles (Lori) Widi, Little Suamico; two daughters, Beth (Jon "Jack") Mueller, Green Bay, Lynn Widi, Green Bay; 12 grandchildren, one great-grandchild; one brother, Ralph (Rosemary) Widi, Green Bay; two sisters, Mary Castellen, Sheboygan, Alice Cimarasti, Sheboygan.
Robert G. Wochos
Robert G. Wochos, 82, De Pere. Visitation 4-7 p.m. Thursday at Schauer & Schumacher Funeral Home, 340 S. Monroe Ave., and 10-11 a.m. Friday at Union Congregational Church, 716 S. Madison St. Funeral service 11 a.m. Friday at the church. Survivors include his wife, Judith; daughters, Lisa Wochos (Stuart Rich), Lummi Island, Wash., Sally (Richard) Dewey, Green Bay; one son, Scott (Cindy) Wochos, Green Bay; nine grandchildren.