Peter C. 'Chuck' Geisen
Peter C. 'Chuck' Geisen, 61, of Lakewood, died March 18, 2000 at Clement J. Zablocki VA Medical Center, Milwaukee. Arrangements are pending. Please contact Suminski Funeral Home, Wabeno, for service times at 715-473-3131. A complete obituary will appear in next week's paper.
Beatrice M. Moe
Beatrice M. Moe, 85, of Oconto, died Monday, March 20, 2000 at Riverside Health & Rehabilitation Center, Oconto. Beatrice was born October 25, 1914 in Oak Orchard to the late Peder and Aasa Mickelson Moe. Beatrice began work as a teacher in a one room school in Pensaukee. She taught for five different schools, the last being in Allouez. Beatrice taught for 40 years until her retirement in 1977. Beatrice was a very active member of the Trinity Lutheran Church until the merger with the First American Lutheran Church, where she has been a member ever since. Beatrice is survived by two brothers, Dr. Robert Evelyn Moe, Fall River, MA; Wesley Jean Moe, Green Bay; five nieces and three nephews. She was preceded in death by three sisters and their spouses, Elvira John Stenberg, Olga John Heiman, Ella Moe and two brothers, Melvin and Peter. The family will receive relatives and friends at the First American Lutheran Church, Oconto, from 9 to 11 a.m. Wednesday, March 22, 2000. Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday 11 a.m. at the church with the Rev. Richard DeBenedetto officiating and burial at the Evergreen Cemetery. The Gallagher Funeral Home, Oconto, is in charge of the arrangements.
Robert O. Bob St. Louis
Robert O. Bob St. Louis, 76, of 9185 Holiday Inn Rd., Suring at Kelly Lake died suddenly Saturday, March 18, 2000 at Community Memorial Hospital, Oconto Falls. The son of Joseph and Bessie Zanger St. Louis was born April 28, 1923 at Kelly Brook. He was a veteran of World War II having served in the Navy. Bob owned and operated a filling station in Suring, worked for Aring Equipment of Green Bay, was employed by the Highway Department, and then for Dufek Implement of Lena until his retirement. Following retirement he worked doing varioius jobs for people at Kelly Lake. Surviving are his wife, Helen St. Louis; his mother, Bessie St. Louis, of Kelly Lake; three sons, Wayne Jean St. Louis, of Lena, David St. Louis, of Kelly Lake, and Greg Chris St. Louis, of Kelly Lake; four grandchildren; two sisters, Delores Donal) Krull, of Benton, WI and Janice LeRoy Miller, of Arizona. He was preceded in death by his father, six brothers, Jim, Leland, Clyde, Alton, Dan, and Raymond 'Popeye'. Friends called at Rhodes-Charapata Funeral Home, Lena. Funeral services were held Tuesday at 11 a.m. at the funeal home. Rev. Laverne Ulrichsen officiated with burial in Hickory Hills Cemetery, Town of Maple Valley. A memorial fund has been established in his memory.
Shirley Schmidt, 78, died Wednesday, March 15, 2000 at Woodlawn Village Nursing Home, Suring.. She had resided in recent years with a son, George Schmidt of Lakewood, who survives along with his wife Dawn; a daughter, Sue Ellen O'Neil of Chicago, and sisters, Ester Trier, Thelma Strasser, Georgette Burroughs and Leila MacDonald, six grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held in Jupiter, Florida
Bernard V. Stodola
Bernard V. Stodola, 79, Klondike, died at his home Wednesday evening March 15, 2000. He was born to the late George and Josephine Buresch Stodola, Sr. October 27, 1920 at Klondike, WI. Bernard married the former Geraldine Marik June 9, 1945 at th former St. Charles Catholic Church, Lena. Bernard loved life! He truly enjoyed farming, cutting wood, picking berries, polka - dancing, deer hunting, reading, going out to eat, church activities, sports of all kinds, especially Packer Football and Milwaukee Braves-Brewer Baseball. He cherished his grandchildren and great-grandchildren - always rewarding them $$$ for their accomplishments both big and small.Bernard was involved with many community organizations and was a very devoted member of Ss. Francis & Wenceslaus Catholic Church, Klondike. Surviving are his wife, Geraldine; children, James Sue Stodola, Pound; Kenneth Monica Stodola, Coleman; David Carla Stodola, Lena; Patricia Stodola-Bader, Stockton, CA; Paul Chris Stodola, New Ulm, MN; Joyce Mike Spurlock, Appleton; Bill Stodola, Green Bay; Sharon Robb Lane, Oconto; Christine Baker, Wrightstown; 24 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; two brothers, Laddie Gladys Stodola, Coleman; Elwyn Gibby Stodola, Klondike; and other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by one grandson, Anthony 'Tony' Stodola; two brothers, George Louise Stodola; Lawrence (Mabel) Stodola; one sister, Lillian Edward Teresinski; a brother-in-law, Joseph Marik, Jr. and a sister-in-law, Emma Stodola. Friends called at the Rhodes-Charapata Funeral Home, Coleman. The Funeral Mass was conducted 10:30 a.m. Monday at Ss. Francis & Wenceslaus Catholic Church, Klondike with Father John Hephner officiating. A Knights of Columbus Service and a Parish Vigil Service was held Sunday at the funeral home. Interment at St. Wenceslaus Cemetery, Klondike.
In lieu of flowers a memorial fund has been established.
Edward A. Neldner
Edward A. Neldner, 26, Green Bay, died Monday, March 13, 2000. Edward was born on September 18, 1973, in GreenBay to Richard and Gloria Trepanier Neldner. He was a graduate of Oconto Falls High School, Class of 1992. Edward enjoyed fishing, hunting and spending time with his son, Ricky. Survivors include his son, Ricky; his parents, Richard and Gloria Neldner, Crivitz; two sisters, Nathalie Neldner and Bill Earley, Angelica; Corina and Dave Casper, Kelly Lake; one brother, Wyatt Neldner, Angelica; grandparents, Bill and Janet Trepanier, Green Bay. Further survived by aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by his two brothers, Richard Jr. and Nathan; grandparents, Edward and Guelda Neldner. The family received friends at the Pfotenhauer Funeral Home West, 1145 Cardinal Lane, Howard. Mass of Christian burial was conducted 7 p.m. Thursday, March 16, at St. John The Baptist Catholic Church, Howard, with the Rev. William Swichtenberg officiating. Burial in the church cemetery. Andrew J. Pfotenhauer, Funeral Director. A memorial fund has been established in Edward's name at the funeral home.
Dean F. MacDonald
Dean F. MacDonald, 72, Oconto, died March 16, 2000 at Riverside Health and Rehabilitation in Oconto. He was born February 2, 1928 in Oconto to the late Frank and Grace Lusk MacDonald. He attended Oconto Schools and worked at a glove factory in Oconto for some time. Dean lived in the family home his entire life. He is survived by a sister Muriel Stein, Oconto Falls, nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, three brothers, Kenneth, George and Robert; two sisters, Helen Goodwin T. Olson and Grace William Ansorge. Friends called at the Gallagher Funeral Home, Oconto from 4 to 7 p.m. Monday, March 20, 2000. Funeral service was 7 p.m. Monday at the funeral home with Rev. Frederik Schulz officiating. Burial at Evergreen Cemetery, Oconto.
Donald A. Tourtillott
Donald A. Tourtillott, 74, Oconto, died Wednesday March 15, 2000 at the VA Hospital, Milwaukee. Donald was born January 30, 1926 in Oconto, to the late Lloyd and Margaret Rhode Tourtillott. He married Mary Alderton on February 24, 1969 in Florida. Donald enjoyed golfing. He was a member of Jones-Modrow-Young Post of the American Legion. Donald is survived by his wife Mary, Oconto; three daughters, Debra Frank Ference, FL; Alycia Kenneth Frewerd, Oconto; Tara David Dionne, Oconto; four sons, Kris Debbie Tourtillott, Indiana; Kip Tourtillott, Oconto; Richard Kathy Tourtillott, Florida; Jet Tourtillott, Florida; twelve grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by one son, Daniel Tourtillott, one brother, William Tourtillott, and one sister, Dorothy Konyn. The family received relatives and friends at the Gallagher Funeral Home, Oconto, from 3 to 6 p.m. Saturday March 18, 2000. Funeral services were conducted 6 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home with the Rev. Don Clarke officiating and burial at Evergreen Cemetery. Military rites conducted by the Oconto American Legion.