Franklin J. Cyr
Franklin J. Cyr, 89, Green Bay. Arrangements are pending. Blaney Funeral Home, 1521 Shawano Ave., is assisting the family.
Verna "Ole" DeBoth
Verna "Ole" DeBoth, 88, Green Bay. Visitation 4-8 p.m. today at Blaney Funeral Home, 1521 Shawano Ave., and 9-10 a.m. Saturday at St. Agnes Catholic Church, 1484 Ninth St. Mass of Christian Burial 10 a.m. Saturday at the church. Survivors include two daughters, Sandy Baranczyk and Durleen Mckeever; five grandchildren, six great-grandchildren.
Curt Gilson, 84, Green Bay. Visitation Saturday 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday at St. Bernard Catholic Church, 2040 Hillside Lane. Funeral service 1 p.m. Saturday at the church. Proko-Wall Funeral Home, 1630 E. Mason St., is assisting the family.
Robert L. "Bob" Hostetler
Robert L. "Bob" Hostetler, 81, Allouez. Visitation 2:30-5:30 p.m. today at First United Methodist Church, 501 Howe St. Memorial service celebrating his life 5:30 p.m. today at the church. Survivors include his wife, Pat, Allouez; one son, Rob (Jane), De Pere; three grandsons; one sister, Leola Kantner, Somerset, Pa. Cotter Funeral Home, 860 N. Webster Ave., De Pere, is assisting the family.
Norman J. Leurquin
Norman J. Leurquin, 79, Green Bay. Visitation 4-8 p.m. today at Lyndahl Funeral Home, 1350 Lombardi Ave., and after 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Jude Catholic Church, 1423 Kellogg St. Wake service 7 p.m. today at the funeral home. Mass of Christian Burial 11 a.m. Saturday at the church. Survivors include his wife, Rita; two daughters, Carol (Chuck) Bero, Lori (Andy) Kurowski, all of Green Bay; three sons, Allan (Alice) Leurquin, Brian (Arlena) Leurquin, John (Tammy) Leurquin, all of Green Bay; 10 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; two sisters, Clara Schmidt, Yvonne (Bob) Coppens.
Annette C. Merkatoris
Annette C. Merkatoris, 92, Green Bay. Private funeral services were held. Survivors include two sons, the Rev. Merkatoris, Green Bay, John (Mary) Merkatoris, Ephraim, Wis.; 10 grandchildren; two brothers, Francis (Martha) Warden, Donald (Gwen) Warden, all of Green Bay. Proko-Wall Funeral Home, 1630 E. Mason Street, is assisting the family.
Nicholas A. Meyer
Nicholas A. Meyer, 60, Howard. Visitation 1-2 p.m. Saturday at Blaney Funeral Home, 1521 Shawano Ave. Funeral service 2 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home. Survivors include his wife, Sheryl; four children, Mary Daigneault, Kim Meyer, Joanne Schultz, Debbie Mefferd; one stepdaughter, Lori Neilson; seven grandchildren; three great-grandchildren.
Jeanette Nettie Schleis
Jeanette Nettie Schleis, 88, Green Bay. Visitation 4-8 p.m. today at Malcore Funeral Home, 701 N. Baird St, and 9:30-10:30 a.m. Saturday at St. Francis Xavier Cathedral, 140 S. Monroe Ave. Parish wake service 7 p.m. today at the funeral home. Funeral 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the church.
Gerald "Jerry" Tasquin
Gerald "Jerry" Tasquin, 54, Green Bay, passed away after a brief battle with cancer on Wednesday evening, March 19, 2003, at a local nursing home. Born on February 9, 1949, in Sugar Bush, he is the son of the late Harold and Eva (Hendricks) Tasquin. Jerry is a graduate of Preble High School. He married the former Marliene "Mar" Malcore on June 20, 1986, at the Bridal Church in Green Bay. Jerry operated his own bicycle repair service known as "B&B." He will be remembered by his family for his enjoyment of all sports, especially wrestling, football and stock-car races in Seymour. Jerry's true love was his family, especially his grandchildren.
He is survived by his wife of 16 years, Mar; four children, Cindy (Shane) Ingalls, Glenn Pearce, Michelle (fiance Rusty Hoffman) Pearce, Cathleen (special friend Bob Loehlein) Pearce; four granddaughters, Catrina, Rachael, Sheila, Kassidy; two sisters, Donna (Wencil) Dalebroux, Diane (special friend Mick Marlzahl) Johanek; mother-in-law and father-in-law, Laverne and Louis Wassenberg; stepmother-in-law, Mary Malcore; grandmother-in-law, Helen Malcore, all of Green Bay; favorite pet cat, Ruddy; brothers-in-law; sisters-in-law; many nieces, nephews and friends.
Preceded in death by his parents.
Friends may call at MALCORE Funeral Home, University Avenue at Baird Street, Monday from 2 p.m. until the time of the memorial service. Memorial service 7 p.m. at the funeral home with the Rev. Thomas Farrell officiating.
Jerry's family extends a special thanks to the staffs of St. Vincent Hospital, ManorCare East and especially to Unity Hospice for their care of Jerry.
Barbarann Wright, 48, Suamico. There will be no visitation or funeral service. Survivors include one daughter, Teri Huben, Suamico; her mother and stepfather, Norma and George Wrobel, Howard; two sisters, Bev (Rolland) Little, Pulaski, Brenda (Mike) Darrow, Sobieski; five stepsisters, Marcia Gress, Spring, Texas, Paula Wrobel, Green Bay, Barbara (David) Heath, Green Bay, Debra (John) Girard, Green Bay, Linda (Eddie) Kurowski, Green Bay; one stepbrother, Mike Wrobel, Green Bay. Pfotenhauer Funeral Home West, 1145 Cardinal Lane, Howard, is assisting the family.
Elizabeth Marie "Betsy" Turek Bigley
Elizabeth Marie "Betsy" Turek Bigley, 44, of Driggs, Idaho, died Thursday, March 13, 2003, at her home. At the time of her death, Betsy was an employee of High Peaks Physical Therapy at the Teton Valley Hospital and Surgicenter located in Driggs. She was born April 6, 1958, to Dr. Bert and Mary (Christensen) Turek of De Pere, Wisconsin. She graduated from St. Joseph Academy in 1976 and Western Colorado College. On September 3, 1988, she married John Bigley, DVM, of Butte, Montana. The Bigleys lived in San Ynez, California, for nine years before moving to Driggs in 1998 when Dr. John joined the staff of Driggs Veterinary Clinic.
Betsy and Dr. John have been involved in many aspects of the Teton Valley community, attending fund-raisers for nonprofit organizations and volunteering in many capacities. Betsy was an integral part of the hospital's annual volunteer recognition luncheon and assisted at the TVH health fair each year. Betsy was also a familiar sight to Teton Valley motorists as she took to the wide-open roadways around Driggs for her favorite kind of exercise, running. She also loved to ski. Diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes in 2002, she worked diligently to control the disease.
Survivors include her husband, Dr. John Bigley of Driggs; her parents, Dr. Bert and Mary Turek; two sisters, one brother and their families, Geni Turek Eaton and Ted Eaton, Leadville, Colo.; Mike and Maggie Turek, Menasha, and their children, Murphy and Shea; Sarah Turek Wittig and Andy Wittig, Appleton, and their daughter, Emma; her father-in-law and mother-in-law, Pete and Jeanne Bigley, California; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Arthur Bigley, California; Anne Bigley, Washington; Taryn and Mark Raven, Michigan, and their sons, Dean, John and Matt; Lynne Bigley, Nevada, and her son, Jesse; Dan Bigley, Nevada; one aunt, Jerry Barefoot, Knoxville, Tenn.; and one uncle and aunt, Jim and Colleen Christensen, Green Bay.
She was preceded in death by her grandparents, Al and Marie Turek, and Jim "Bud" and Marie Christensen. A Memorial Mass will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at Old St. Joseph Catholic Church at St. Norbert College, De Pere, with the Rev. Gery Meehan, O.Praem, officiating. The family will receive friends following the service.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that contributions be made to the Betsy Bigley Memorial Fund for Diabetes Education, a fund established at Teton Valley Hospital, 120 East Howard, Driggs, ID 83422.
Blaney Funeral Home is assisting the family with local arrangements.
Majorie May (Jaseph) Bronander
Majorie May (Jaseph) Bronander, 79, Colorado Springs, Colo. Memorial service 11 a.m. Saturday at Calvary Lutheran Church, 1301 S. Ridge Road. Survivors include one daughter, Beth, Colorado Springs, Colo.; two sons, Andrew, Green Bay, Paul, Cape Girardeau, Mo.; 12 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren.
Julia May Christensen
Julia May Christensen, infant. Visitation 9-11 a.m. Saturday at St. James Catholic Church, Cooperstown. Mass of Christian Burial 11 a.m. Saturday at the church. Survivors include her parents, Bruce and Christine Christensen; one brother, Connar; maternal grandparents, Robert and Susan Vanden Bush, Green Bay; paternal grandparents, Bernell and Maysel Christensen, Denmark; maternal great-grandmothers, Shirley Allen, Green Bay, Josephine Vanden Bush, Green Bay. Knutson-Cotter Funeral Home, 536 County R, Denmark, is assisting the family.
Donald K. Shanks
Donald K. Shanks, 68, Green Bay. Visitation 2-3:30 p.m. Saturday at First United Methodist Church, 501 Howe St. Memorial service 3:30 p.m. Saturday at the church. Survivors include his wife, Thelma; two sons, Jeff Shanks, Green Bay, Eric Shanks, New Jersey; two sisters, Louise VanBloom, Mesa, Ariz., Phyllis Lorraine, Lincoln, Neb.; one brother, W. G. (Katherine) Shanks, Lincoln, Neb. Malcore Funeral Home, 701 N. Baird St., is assisting the family.
Cordelia "Corde" Johnson, 94. Visitation 4-8 p.m. today at Schauer & Schumacher Funeral Home, 340 S. Monroe Ave., and after 10 a.m. Thursday at First United Church of Christ, 509 S. Webster Ave. Funeral service 11 a.m. Thursday at the church. Survivors include one daughter, Nancy Schildgen, Clinton Township, Mich; two sons, Keith (Marty) Johnson, Birmingham, Ala., Dennis Johnson, Green Bay; five grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren.
John "Jack" Neville
John "Jack" Neville, 83, longtime Green Bay resident, died at home Monday, March 17, 2003, surrounded by his family. He was born August 8, 1919, to the late John and Ella (De Groot) Neville. On September 3, 1940, he married Ruth Marian Gage at St. Willebrord Catholic Church. Jack served in the U.S. Navy in the South Pacific on the USS St. Louis from 1942 to 1945 and saw combat aboard the cruiser during World War ll. Following the war, he began a 41-year career at Kellogg Citizen's National Bank (Associated Bank), retiring in 1979 as senior vice president and member of the board of directors. Jack was an active member and past commander of the American Legion Sullivan Wallen Post No. 11. From 1957 to 1989 he served on the Brown County Jury Commission. He was appointed by the mayor to serve as president and board member of the Green Bay Water Commission, a position he held for 37 years. A water purification facility was named in his honor in recognition of his dedicated service. Jack also served on the board of directors of St. Mary's Hospital for many years, and he was instrumental in the construction of its present facility.
Jack will be sadly missed by a son and daughter-in-law, Jon R. and Jennifer M. Neville, Mequon, Wis.; a daughter and son-in-law, Cathy E. and Paul D. Strom, Green Bay; three grandchildren, Megan and Jonathan Neville, and Jacklyn Strom; nieces and nephews and other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Ruth, partner of 53 years; a brother, James Neville; and a sister, Audrey Gittens. Friends may call at St. Willebrord Catholic Church, 209 S. Adams St., from 9 to 10:30 a.m. Friday. The Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday at the church with the Rev. Kenneth De Groot, O.Praem, officiating. Entombment will be in Allouez Mausoleum.
Jack's family would like to extend a special thank-you to the Marlin Lewis family, the Dan Konop family, Richard, Barb and the staff of Home Instead for their care and concern.
The Neville family wishes to express their gratitude to Unity Hospice for allowing Jack to live the last days of his life with dignity and also for the care and support they provided to our family during his illness. A memorial fund has been established in his name.
Blaney Funeral Home is assisting the Neville family.
Raymond W. Paque
Raymond W. Paque, 92, Ashwaubenon, died Sunday, March 16, 2003. He was born October 16, 1910, to Zeno and Emilie (Dupont) Paque in Green Bay. He was a graduate of Green Bay East High School and attended Milwaukee School of Engineering. On May 24, 1930, he married Evelyn VanDeLeest in Milwaukee; she preceded him in death August 1, 1998. He was employed for 33 years by Prudential Insurance Co., retiring in 1974. Raymond was a member of Union Congregational Church. He was a lifetime member of the Benevolent and Protective Order of the Elks Lodge No. 259 and performed with the Elks Club Band and the Packer Band.
Survivors include two sons and daughters-in-law, Donald and Beverly Paque, Hutchinson, Kansas, and Robert and Juanita Paque, Ames, Iowa; four daughters and sons-in-law, Virginia and Darrell Bakken, Madison, Jane and Arthur Hansen, Tannersville, Pennsylvania, Susan and Charles Johnson, McFarland, Wisconsin, and Kathryn and Les Barry, Minneapolis; one brother-in-law, Ray Shadony, Green Bay; one sister-in-law, Eunice Terp, Montrose, California; many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife and siblings.
Friends may call from 10 to 11 a.m. Thursday at Union Congregational Church, 716 S. Madison St., where the funeral service will take place at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Charles Mize officiating. Burial will be in Fort Howard Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund has been established.
The family would like to express a special thank-you to the staff at Woodside Manor.