Anne Matheys Olson
Anne Matheys Olson, 83, Lakewood, CO former Oconto resident died July 28, 2000 at Community Memorial Hospital, Oconto Falls. She was born October 29, 1916 at Fond du Lac, WI to the late Carl and Anna Stowl Rudolph. She married Amos Matheys; he preceded her in death June 7, 1951. She married Claude Olson March 2, 1954. Anne is a past member of First American Lutheran Church, Oconto, the Ladies Aid and Mission Society at the church. She was currently a member of Zion Lutheran Church and the Ladies Aid at the church at Lakewood, CO. Survivors include her husband Claude; two daughters, Judy DeLano, Oconto; Jeanine Ken Heckel, Lakewood, CO; a son, Joe Lisa Olson, Littleton, CO; a brother, Herman Delores Rudolph, Oconto; 10 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by three brothers Carl, David and Leo; a sister, Marie Pecor. Friends called at the Gallagher Funeral Home, Oconto. Funeral Service was 11 a.m. Wednesday at the First American Lutheran Church, Oconto with Randy Young, Intern officiating. Burial at Evergreen Cemetery.
Mrs. Leone B. Meverden
Mrs. Leone B. Meverden, 92, Oconto Falls, was received into the Lord's care early Friday morning, August 4, 2000 at Sharpe Care, Ltd., Oconto Falls. The former Leone Tobin was born June 24, 1908 in South Dakota, one of nine children born to the late George and Nora Hayes Tobin. She married Maynard LeMere September 25, 1928 and he preceded her in death on June 7, 1959. She then married Lloyd Meverden May 6, 1961 and he preceded her in death in October of 1973. Leone was a member of St. Anthony Catholic Church, Oconto Falls and the Oconto Falls and Lena Senior Citizens. Surviving are a son, Eugene LeMere, Green Bay; two daughters, Donna Lyle Whiting, Oconto and Marlene Donald Rolling, Madison; one sister, Marjorie Murray, Colorado Springs, CO; 13 grandchildren and 30 great-grandchildren; six step-children, Arlene Sievert, California; Mona Clyde Johnson, Wisconsin Rapids; Mary Ann Johnson, Marion; Anita Jim Moynihan, Oconto Falls; Rita Bergh, Green Bay; Greg Ruth Meverden, Oconto Falls; 65 step-grandchildren and 64 step-great-grandchildren. Beside her parents and husbands, Leone was preceded in death by a son Jerrald; two brothers, Cecil and Kenneth; five sisters, Mamie, Agnes, Frances, Dorothy, and Clare; stepchildren, Glen, Nick, and Kenneth; five sisters, Mamie, Agnes, Frances, Dorothy, and Clare; stepchildren, Glen, Nick, Jerry, and Hillary Meverden, Aurlia Nueber, and Margie Wallace, as well as three stepgrandchildren. The family will greet relatives and friends at Holy Trinity Catholic Church, St. Joseph Site, Park Avenue, Oconto from 9:30 until 10:45 a.m. Saturday, August 12, 2000. Mass of Resurrection 11 a.m. Saturday at the Church. The Rev. Fr. David C. Ruby officiating. Interment at St. Charles Catholic Cemetery, Lena. In lieu of other expressions of sympathy a memorial fund has been established. Ackerman Funeral Directors, Oconto is assisting the family. Raymond B. Ackerman, Jr., Funeral Director.
Alice Olson Kurecki
Alice Olson Kurecki died July 12, 2000 in Chicago at age 75. Alice was born March 29, 1925 in Mountain to Axel and Hulda Olson, and was baptized and confirmed at Tabor Lutheran Church. She was graduated from Mountain high school and went to beautician school in Milwaukee. She was married to Raymond Kurecki October 11, 1947 in Tabor Lutheran Church, and the couple lived in the Chicago area for many years, where they raised their family. Alice lived in Mountain during the 1980's, and has many friends in the area. She was preceded in death by her parents, her brothers Erhardt Rusty Olson and Evans Olson, and by a son, Raymond, Jr. She is survived by husband Raymond, sons Stanley and Steven, daughters Susan and Anita, a brother, John Alger Olson Alta, grandchildren, a great-grandchild, nephews, nieces, cousins and friends. A memorial service was held for her in Chicago July 22, 2000.
Mr. Russell A. Dufek
Mr. Russell A. Dufek, 60, Oconto, died Monday afternoon July 31, 2000 with his family at his side following a courageous battle with cancer. Russ was born July 25, 1940 in Lena to the late Gerald and Alice Rocque Dufek, and was a 1958 graduate of Oconto High School. He married the former Joanne Schmit April 15, 1961 at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Oconto. Russ was a police officer for the city of Oconto for 32 years until retirement on June 1 of this year. He also operated American Family Insurance in Oconto with his father and owned the agency from 1977 until selling it in 1995. Because of his enthusiasm for business, Russ did tax preparation work in his later working years. He was a member of the Oconto County Board of Supervisors for 16 years and served on the Lands, Forests, Parks, & Recreation Board as well as the Human Services Board. Russ was a member of Holy Trinity Parish, Oconto. He was a very active member of the Oconto Elks Lodge 887 since 1982, was active in the scholarship committee, and served as Exalted Ruler of the Lodge five times. Russ was a trustee of the Lodge and was very instrumental in building a new lodge, after the previous one was destroyed by fire. He was to be District Deputy of the Elks, but was unable to fulfill his duty, due to health reasons. Russ found great joy in working with kids, and manifested this through being a Little League coach for many years as well as being an active member of the Oconto County Partnership and Volunteers in Probation Program. Russ loved the outdoors, and the time he would spend in the Northwoods. He was an avid golfer, bowler, and hunter. He will be lovingly remembered and sadly missed by his wife, Joanne; his children and their spouses, Vicki and Jeff Krein, Burlington; Mike and Cindy Groll Dufek and Chris and Dennis Dionne, Oconto; and Sandy and Jim Konyn, Abrams; his grandson, Devon Dionne, Oconto; three step-grandchildren, Dennis Amy Dionne, Oconto; Donald Gemma Dionne, San Diego, CA; Darin Dionne, Lena; a brother, David, Shawano; four sisters, Karen Marshall Robitski, Fountain, CO; Barbara Gerald Bunker, DePere; Wendy Isakson, Shawano; Teri Gary Foster, Pensacola, FL; aunts and uncles, Carl and Phyllis Dufek and Lorraine and Leonard Steffel, Lena; William 'Otsie' Stewart, Oconto; other relatives and many friends. Russ was further preceded in death by a special grandparent, Allice Rocque, and by an uncle and aunt, Eben and Frances Dufek. The family received relatives and friends at Holy Trinity Parish, St. Joseph Site, Park Avenue, Oconto from 9:30 until 11:15 a.m. Thursday August 3, 2000. Elks Memorial service 10 a.m. Mass of Resurrection was 11:30 a.m. Thursday at the Church. The Rev. Fr. David Ruby officiated. Private family interment was held. Ackerman Funeral Directors, Oconto assisted the family. Raymond B. Ackerman, Jr., Funeral Director.
In lieu of other expressions of sympathy, a memorial fund has been established.
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Steven D. Wal, 38, of Eagle River, WI died Monday, July 31, 2000 in Oklahoma City, OK, following a truck accident. He was born December 8, 1961 to the late Edward and Edith Nelson Wal in Spruce, WI. Steven served in the US Army. He was a truck driver for E. J. Peter Trucking in Wausau. Survivors are his girlfriend, Holly Klausegger, Eagle River; daughter, Cloey Klausegger, Eagle River; four brothers, Edward Sue Wal, Michigan; Andrew Wal, Rhinelander; Matthew Joan Wal, Marshfield; Allen Wal, New Lisbon; two sisters, Dorieanne Mark Bartlette, Kansas City, MO; Elaine Tad Garesha, Prescott, AZ; and aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Friends called 11 a.m. Monday, August 7, 2000 at Lyndahl Funeral Home, Lombardi Ave. at Ridge Rd., Green Bay where the funeral service was conducted at 1 p.m. with Captain David Harvey. Burial at Ft. Howard Memorial Park. His big hands matched his big heart. He will be sadly missed by all who knew him
Jane Frances Eckes
Jane Frances Eckes, 85, a lifetime Oconto resident died August 5, 2000 at Rennes Health Center, Peshtigo. Jane was born August 16, 1914 at Oconto to Dennis and Ida Williams LaCombe. She married Leonard Matecki, who preceded her in death September 4, 1967. She then married Arthur Eckes, who preceded her in death February 9, 1986. Jane worked at Bond Pickle Co. for many years. She was a member of Holy Trinity Parish. She loved bowling, golfing, and playing cards. Survivors include many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by four brothers Norbert, Willard, John, and Paul LaCombe; two sisters, Harriet Noel and Mary Alyce Rieck. Friends called at Holy Trinity Parish, St. Joseph Site, Tuesday, August 8, 2000 from 11 a.m. until 12:45 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial was 1 p.m. Tuesday at the church with Rev. David C. Ruby officiating. Burial at Oconto Catholic Cemetery. The Gallagher Funeral Home, Oconto assisted the family.
James E.Jashinsky, Sr
James E. Jashinsky, Sr., 84, of 9575 Hwy 64, Pound died Thursday August 3, 2000 at the Clement J. Zablocki V.A. Center, Milwaukee. He was born January 20, 1916 in Marinette County to the late Fred and Minnie Kostreva Jashinsky. Jim was a WWII veteran where he served in the Army at Omaha Beach and Normandy on D-Day. He received the Purple Heart and the Bronze Star Award. He was married to the former Wanda Hanson on June 18, 1941 at Iron River, MI. They lived in Chicago and then moved to the Pound area where he operated a farm and drove truck for Vernon Rosner. He also drove truck for Graetz Mfg. Co., Pound until his retirement. He was a member of the Assembly of God Church and Coleman American Legion. Surviving are his wife, Wanda Jashinsky; five children, James, Jr. Carol Jashinsky of Pound, Gene Jashinsky of Las Cruces, NM; Leonard Alice Jashinsky of Pound, Gary Val Jashinsky of Coleman, and Cheryl Scott Ermis of Pound; many grandchildren, two great-grandchildren; six sisters, Phyllis Gretzon of Coleman; Lorraine Frievalt and Lydia Adamski both of Peshtigo; Olga Pusick and Geraldine Makos both of Green Bay, and Cecelia Roy Beaber of Marinette. He was preceded by his parents; two brothers, Oscar and Walter and one sister, Della Rakowski. Friends called at Rhodes-Charapata Funeral Home, Coleman; a prayer service was held. Funeral services were conducted 11 a.m. Monday at Trinity Assembly of God Church, Crivitz. Rev. John Koch officiated with burial in the First Baptist Cemetery, Pound. The Coleman American Legion conducted military rites at the cemetery.
Ruth A. Boerschinger
Ruth A. Boerschinger, 88, of Coleman, died Sunday August 6, 2000 at St. Vincent Hospital, Green Bay. The daughter of the late Jule and Emma Kreft Henquinet was born July 4, 1912 at Forestville, WI. Ruth married Paul J. Boerschinger on January 23, 1937 at Waukegan, IL. They resided in Green Bay until moving to Coleman in 1940. Ruth taught for many years retiring in 1970 from the Coleman School District. Her husband preceded her in death on May 23, 1981. She was a member of the Ladies Aid Society of Trinity Ev. Luthan Church, Coleman. Surviving are one daughter, Sharon John Paskevicz of Arlington Heights, IL and one son, Jerry Boerschinger of Versailles, KY; five grandchildren, Chris, Chad and Krya Paskevicz; Stephanie Boerschinger, Jennifer Stuart Wester and one great-grandson, William Wester. Besides her husband, Paul, she was also preceded in death by a great-granddaughter, Anna Wester; parents, Emma and Jule Henquinet; three sisters, Grace Lerich, Myrtle Mathis, Edna Meyer and one brother, Delbert Henquinet. Friends may call at Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, Coleman from 9 a.m. Wednesday until the time of funeral services at 11 a.m. Rev. Gregory Stahlecker will officiate with a private burial in Riverside Cemetery, Peshtigo. Rhodes-Charapata Funeral Home, Coleman assisted the family with arrangements
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to Holy International Children's Services, P.O. Box 2880, Eugene, OR 97401; the local chapter of SIDS Foundation, or your favorite charity.