Leroy E. Oswald
Leroy E. Oswald "The Coach", 87, Mill Center, died unexpectedly Monday, April 8, 2002. He was born July 10, 1914, to the late George and Julia Cavanaugh Oswald in Manitowoc County. He married Jeane Anderson on Oct. 11, 1939. In 1978, he retired from Red Owl Stores Inc. Leroy was a member of Peace Lutheran Church. He was an avid golfer, Packers fan and gardener. He was a devoted husband, father and grandfather. Survivors include his wife, Jeane; one son and daughter-in-law, Gary and Janice Oswald; two daughters and sons-in-law, Dea and Bob LeMieux Sr. and Mikie and Linus Steeno, all of Green Bay; nine grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; and one sister, Delores Stedl, Whitelaw. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by three sisters, Eileen Schroeder, Evelyn Vieaux and Mildred Schadrie. Friends may call after 10 a.m. Thursday at Peace Lutheran Church, 1954 County Road U, Kunesh, where the funeral service will take place at 12 Noon with the Rev. Donald Behrendt officiating. Burial will be in Mill Center Cemetery.
Anona A. Moeser
Anona A. Moeser, 95, Sister Bay, died Wednesday, May 1, 2002. She was born Jan. 19, 1907, in Green Bay, to Charles and Amanda Moeser. Anona graduated from West High School in Green Bay, attended Marquette University, and was awarded a nursing degree from Columbia Nursing School in Milwaukee. She left Green Bay in 1930 never to return except for visits. She was launched on an adventurous career that would take her to more than 30 different countries and through two wars. For the next decade Girl Scouting became her life, in Pueblo, Colo., and Richmond, Va. In 1943 she went to New York City to join the American Red Cross. Arriving in England, she was an RC girl with a helmet on her head and a canteen on her hip; first assignment — to make a service club out of an abandoned garage in Bedford, England. When the war ended in May, 1945, Anona was in Marseille. She had been all over France on — assignments, opening up service clubs and organizing recreational services. Next came Marburg, Germany, where she opened another service club. She was in Heidelberg when the Red Cross decided to turn entertainment and recreation over to the military’s special services. The same year, 1947, the Air Force became a separate service and Anona stayed with her fly boys. Six months later, after a short R and R, she was bound for Japan where she took over the service club at Yokota, then on to Itazuke. After two short tours in the US at Altus, Oklahoma, and Castle AFB, California, in 1966 she was back in Fuchu, Japan, for her last assignment with the Air Force. In 1972, she retired from the Air Force, but not from life, as she returned to England, making London her home for the next 24 years. She traveled all over the world, made countless friends, and was honored in 1995 by NBC-TV at the 50th anniversary of VE Day in Cambridge, England. At the insistence of her family, she finally came home to Sister Bay in 1996 at the age of 89. Survivors include her sister, Lois Bungener, Sister Bay; sister-in-law, Rosalie Moeser, Potomac Falls, Va.; nieces Betty Dave Chomeau, St. Louis, Mo., Susie Skip Samson, Sister Bay; nephew Chris Kirsten Bungener, Ephraim; cousin Dorothy Murphy, Shawano; nieces, Vicki, Michelle, Robin, and nephew, Chuck, all of Virginia; grandnieces and nephews; and her extended “family” and friends all over the world. She was preceded in death by her parents and brother, Ralph Moeser, and two of his daughters, Melody and Wendy. A memorial service is being held at 2 p.m. Monday, May 6, 2002, in the chapel, Delmar Dahl officiating, at Scandia Village Good Samaritan Center, where Anona had resided for her last years. The family would like to thank the staff at Scandia Village for their wonderful friendship and for making a real home for Anona.
(Mrs. G. Harley) Elaine A. Cole
(Mrs. G. Harley) Elaine A. Cole Little Red, 59, Green Bay, passed away on Tuesday, April 30, 2002, at a local hospital. Elaine was born on Feb. 9, 1943, the daughter of the late Herbert and Margaret Moris Martin. She was a graduate of West High School with the Class of 1961. On June 26, 1966, she married G. Harley in Green Bay. Elaine was employed at Santa Maria Nursing Home as a nurse’s aide for 26 years. She was member of the Seventh-Day Adventist Church. Elaine is survived by her husband, G. Harley; three brothers Gilbert Bettie Martin, William E. Martin, Oneida, Roger Martin, Green Bay; two aunts, Mrs. Iver Mown, Kingsford, Mich., Jane Morris, Green Bay; nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends. Friends may call from 2 to 7 p.m. on Friday, May 3, 2002, at the Seventh-Day Adventist Church, 1414 Shawano Ave. Funeral Service 7 p.m. at the church with Pastor Delmar Austin officiating. Burial at Riverside Memorial Cemetery, Appleton. A special thank you to Santa Maria Nursing Home Staff and Administration for the special care shown to Elaine, while as a patient and as an employee. Schauer & Schumacher Funeral Home 432-4841 is assisting the family.
Herbert A. 'Jim' Brown Jr.
Herbert A. 'Jim' Brown Jr., 70, Green Bay, died Wednesday, May 1, 2002, at his home with his family by his side. He was born Jan. 13, 1932, in Milwaukee to the late Herbert Brown Sr. and Dorothy Skelly Brown. Herbert served his country with the U.S. Air Force during the Korean Conflict. In July 1955, he married Deloris Francart at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Green Bay. On April 25, 1996, she preceded him in death. Herbert worked as a Millwright at Fort Howard Paper Co. for more than 30 years until retiring in 1992. Herbert was very active with the Nicolet Rifle Club. He used to shoot many Small-Bore Rifle competitions through the years. Herbert was a longtime member of the Bowling Leagues at Western Lanes. He enjoyed times spent with his family and enjoyed taking his family to shooting events around the country. Survivors include his four children and their spouses, Christine and Gary Buggs, Herbert A. Brown III and Patti Brown, Eugene Brown, all of Green Bay, Corinne Brown, Crestview, Fla.; seven grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; many other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his wife, Deloris; and his parents. Friends may call at Blaney Funeral Home, 1521 Shawano Ave., from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday today. Friends may also call at the funeral home from 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday. The Funeral Service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home with Military Honors to follow. Burial will be in Mount Calvary Cemetery. The Brown family would like to thank the nurses and staff of Unity Hospice for their care and compassion. A memorial fund has been established in his memory.
John E. Allen
John E. Allen, 80, of Richland, Wash., passed away peacefully May 1, 2002, with his family present. He was born in Green Bay on Feb. 25, 1922, to Charles and Meta Allen. He married Patricia Quigley on Aug. 23, 1947, and they enjoyed 54 wonderful years together. John graduated from West High School in Green Bay, then went on to earn a Bachelor of Science Degree from the University of Wisconsin at LaCrosse and a Masters Degree from the University of Washington. Advanced graduate studies were completed at Stanford and Washington State University. During World War II he served in combat with the 6th Marine Division including duty on Guadalcanal, Okinawa, and Guam. He later was deployed with his unit to Tsingtao, China. John came to Richland in 1954 as a Richland High School Student Counselor and later served as a Building Administrator and Principal. Prior to his arrival in Richland he was a high school classroom teacher and athletic coach at Williams Bay Wis., as well as Washtucna and Colville, Wash. In 1972 he joined the Columbia Basin College administrative staff and served 15 years as the Director of the CBC Richland campus. He retired in 1987 ending a 40-year professional career. John was a past president of the Tri Cities Sports Officials Association, Phi Delta Kappa Educational Fraternity and the TC Guidance and Counseling Association. He was also a member of the Richland Lutheran Church, Richland Kiwanis Club, DAV Commanders Club, NEA, and various other state and national organizations. He is survived by his wife and best friend, Patricia; sons Stephen Charles Allen and his wife, Loretta, of Richland, David Paul Allen and his wife, Erin, of Carnation Wash., and Timothy John Allen and his wife, Bridget, of Renton, Wash.; grandchildren Christopher, Paul, Meghan, Michael, Rebecca and Daniel. John will be greatly missed by family and friends that knew and loved him. At John’s request there will not be a public funeral service. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Tri-Cities Chaplaincy, Tri-Cities Cancer Center or Disabled American Veterans, PO Box 14301, Cincinnati, OH 45250-1301. Arrangements have been entrusted to Einan’s Funeral Home. Express your thoughts and memories in the online Guest Book at: www.einansfuneralhome.com under the obituary section.
George J. Ziegelbauer Jr.
George J. Ziegelbauer Jr., 77, Green Bay, died Sunday morning, Feb. 17, 2002, at Moraine Ridge. The son of the late George and Diana Ziegelbauer was born in Manitowoc on April 21, 1924. He graduated from Lincoln High School in Manitowoc where he played baseball and basketball. George always said he was 'Irish' because he attended Notre Dame. He served in the Army Air Corps during World War II. George married the former Leona Binversie on July 10, 1948. George was the founder and owner of Triangle Distributing Inc. in 1949. Leona preceded him in death on Feb. 28, 1983. George was a member of St. Bernard Parish. He also enjoyed his left-handed bowling team. He was a member of the Preble Optimists Club and Preble Businessmen’s Association. George enjoyed all his friends at Moraine Ridge and going out to eat at Ponderosa. He is survived by seven children and spouses: Donald and Nancy Ziegelbauer of Sturgeon Bay; Gary and Marti Spittell Ziegelbauer of Green Bay; Sharon and Charlie Brecklin of Green Bay; Bruce and Bonnie Ziegelbauer of Port Charlotte, Fla.; Kim and Bob Spoerl of Waupaca; Kathy and Bob Bomber of Green Bay; Sue and Jim Gerby Polasik of Green Bay; 22 grandchildren; three great-grandsons; two brothers and one sister-in-law: James Irene Ziegelbauer of Manitowoc; Dr. Fritz Ziegelbauer of Fond du Lac; many other brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law; many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by one grandson, Brian Ziegelbauer. Visitation at MALCORE Funeral Home, University Avenue at Baird Street, from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday. Parish wake service 7 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Wednesday visitation will continue at St. Bernard Parish, 2040 Hillside Lane from 10 a.m. until the time of the funeral. Funeral Wednesday 11 a.m. at St. Bernard Parish with the Rev. David Pleier and the Rev. Richard Klingeisen concelebrating. Entombment in the Allouez Chapel Mausoleum. Special thanks to the caring friends and employees of Moraine Ridge. A memorial fund has been established for the American Heart Association.
Jennie Woosencraft, 87, Green Bay, formerly of Goodman, died Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2002, after a seven-year battle with MS. She was born July 1, 1914, in Dunbar to the late Thomas and Mary Jane Jones Woosencraft, Welsh immigrants. Handicapped physically early in her life, she compensated with a sharp memory, becoming the family historian. She loved getting out especially to the north woods, listening to the radio — boxing and the Chicago Bears were favorites, her family and many good friends. Jennie is survived by one sister, Ena Samz, Waupun; two sisters-in-law, Angie Woosencraft, Pulaski, and Mayme Woosencraft, Green Bay; nephews and nieces, including one special nephew, Douglas Helton. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brothers, Bill, George, Pryce, Emlyn Curly and Don; her sisters, Maude Helton, Ruby Glayds Anunson and Hazel Frasier; nephews and nieces including one special nephew, Dwight Helton. Friends may call Saturday from 10 to 11 a.m. at Lyndahl Funeral Home, Lombardi Avenue and Ridge Road. Funeral services will take place at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Keith Swanson officiating. Burial will be in Dunbar at a later date. In lieu of other expressions of sympathy, memorials may be given to the Goodman Union Church, Goodman, Wis. The family of Jennie wishes to extend a very special thank you to her loyal and devoted friends among them Carol Fritsch, Lorraine Kocha, Darlene Petrouske, Betty Hurning and Louise for their many acts of kindness and regular visits; to her nephew, Tom Woosencraft; and also to those who were so special to her on the staffs of San Luis Medical Rehabilitation Center for 21 years of care and the Oconto Falls Nursing Home for eight years.
Farewell, dear friend. Peace is yours; Memories ours. Old Welsh Tribute
The Rev. Sheldon W. Warner
The Rev. Sheldon W. Warner, 76, of rural Denmark died late Friday evening, Feb. 22, 2002, at home. The son of the late William and Elsie Woelfel Warner was born March 13, 1925, in Buffalo, N.Y. On Jan. 31, 1948, he married the former Betty Agoston in Buffalo, N.Y. They recently celebrated their 54th wedding anniversary. Sheldon was a decorated veteran of the U.S. Air Force, having served during World War II in the South Pacific. He worked as an electrician in Buffalo, N.Y., leaving his job at the Buffalo Evening News to study for the ministry in 1959. He also did lay preaching in the Buffalo area before entering Lakeland College, Plymouth, from 1959 to 1961. He then attended Mission House Seminary on the Lakeland Campus from 1961 to 1962. When Mission House Seminary merged with Yankton Seminary and became United Theological Seminary in New Brighton, Minn. Sheldon and his family moved to that area in 1962-64. During his seminary years, he served New Brighton United Church of Christ, New Brighton, Minn. After ordination he served St. John’s United Church of Christ, Bippus, Ind., 1964-66, Trinity United Church of Christ, La Crosse, 1966-75, and First Congregational United Church of Christ, De Pere, 1975-83, at which time he retired for health reasons. Following retirement, he served as interim pastor at United Church of Christ churches in Nichols and Cecil, and Robbinsville Presbyterian Church, New Franken. He is survived by his wife, Betty; one son and daughter-in-law, Duane and Linda Warner and one grandson, Michael Szprejda, all of Green Bay; one daughter, Diane Warner and her special friend, Joe Pernice, of rural Denmark. He is further survived by one brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Richard and Mary Lou Agoston of East Amherst, N.Y.; one nephew, Michael Agoston of Buffalo, N.Y.; one niece, Tina Jeff Gutekunst, East Amherst, N.Y.; one aunt, Evelyn Woelfel, Orchard Park, N.Y., and several cousins. He was preceded in death by several aunts, uncles and cousins. Friends may call at First Congregational Church, United Church of Christ, Tenth and Cedar streets, De Pere, from 10 to 11 a.m. Tuesday. Memorial Service of Remembrance will be conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the church, with the Rev. Greg Watling officiating. In lieu of flowers or other expressions of sympathy, a Memorial Fund has been established in Sheldon’s name. Ryan Funeral Service of De Pere is in charge of arrangements. One or the other must leave, one or the other must stay. One or the other must grieve, that is forever the way. That is the vow that was sworn. Faithful ’till death do us part. Braving what had to be borne, hiding the ache in the heart. One, howsoever adored, First must be summoned away. That is the will of the Lord, one or the other must stay. — All my love, Betty
Dale Vogel, age 54, died Tuesday, March 5, as a result of cardiomyopathy. He was born July 29, 1947, to Lyle and Calverna Vogel, La Crosse. Brothers and sisters, along with their families, include James Vogel, Maryville, Tenn., Lorna Kolterman, Trempealeau, Marge Evenson Hastings, Minn., Ann Manske, Chaseburg, Paul Vogel Milwaukee, and Lyle Vogel Jr., Maryville, Tenn.. Dale and his wife Cheryl were married 23 years, and they have two children, Lindsey and Joshua. Dale’s years of coaching Lindsey and Josh’s softball, baseball, and basketball teams brought him many years of enjoyment. His love of the outdoors was always visible with beautiful flowers and landscaping throughout their yard each spring. Dale was employed as a social worker for Brown County for over 20 years. He is preceded in death by his father, Lyle Sr., and sister, Sally. A Memorial Service will be held on Friday, March 8, at 11 a.m. at St. John Lutheran Church, 2700 Babcock Road, Green Bay. The family will receive visitors at the church prior to the service beginning at 9:30 a.m. A special thank you to Dr. Sarah Fenton and Dr. Jules Blank for their care and concern.
Henry A. Vanden Elzen
Henry A. Vanden Elzen, 90, Green Bay, died Sunday, February 3, 2002, at a local nursing home where he resided the last four years. He was born July 2, 1911, in Bellevue to the late John and Antoinette Vanden Heuvel Vanden Elzen. On June 17, 1936, he married Mary Barlament at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in the Village of Howard and enjoyed 63 years of marriage together until her death on October 3, 1999. He was a member of St. Jude Parish. Henry had several jobs during his lifetime including working at Green Bay Soap Co., Green Bay and Western Railroad, Kraft Foods, Straubel Paper Co., and Verifine Dairy, from which he retired in 1968 after many years. Henry was very involved as an officer of the St. Willebrord Catholic Order of Foresters for many years and participated in several bowling, dartball, and horseshoe leagues. He also enjoyed playing sheepshead at family gatherings. He is survived by a son, Bernard Vanden Elzen, Green Bay; a daughter and son-in-law, Janice and Arvin Lambert, Green Bay; six grandchildren and their spouses, Donald and Karen Lambert, Green Bay, Sandra and Jerome Krines, Green Bay, Karen and Ramiro Martinez, Lena, Wis., Diane and Jerry Vincent, Green Bay, Lynn and Jon O’Connell, Green Bay, Patricia and Mark Winske, Omro; 17 great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild. He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Mary; a brother, John Vanden Elzen Jr.; and a sister and brother-in-law, Petronella and Stephen De Groot. Friends may call at Blaney Funeral Home, 1521 Shawano Ave., from 4-8 p.m. Tuesday today. A Parish Wake Service will be held at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday today. Friends may also call at St. Jude Catholic Church from 10-11 a.m. Wednesday. The Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the church with the Rev. Ron Belitz officiating. Entombment will be in Allouez Catholic Mausoleum. Henry’s family wishes to express their gratitude to the staff of Woodside Nursing Home for their loving care and kindness over the last several years. In lieu of other expressions of sympathy, a memorial fund has been established in Henry’s name.
Clarence ‘Denny’ Vanden Berg
Clarence 'Denny’ Vanden Berg, 88, of De Pere, died Thursday morning, March 7, 2002, at a local hospital. The son of the late Lawrence and Odelia Terneuzen Vanden Berg was born on Jan. 21, 1914, in De Pere. He was a graduate of Nicolet High School, De Pere. On Nov. 13, 1948, he married the former Patricia Joepeck at St. Peter and Paul Catholic Church, Green Bay. Mr. Vanden Berg faithfully served his country in the U.S. Army. Mr. Vanden Berg worked for the City of De Pere for many years. He worked in the wastewater treatment plant for 17 years and served as electrical inspector for over 22 years. He enjoyed yard work and was an excellent cook, specializing in holiday meals for his loving family. Survivors include his wife, Patricia, and their children, Barbara Gerald 'Buck’' Peters, De Pere, Michael Sue Vanden Berg, Chesapeake, Va., Diane Paul Seymour, Allouez, Richard Vanden Berg, Green Bay, Debra Dennis Pratt, Suamico, Karla Will Revolinski, Allouez; five grandchildren, Skylier and Aaron Vanden Berg, Bianca and Ian Seymour, and Jason Revolinski, one sister-in-law, Eve Vanden Berg; several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; one son, Steven; three sisters and five brothers. Friends may call at Ryan Funeral Home, 305 North Tenth Street, De Pere, from 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday. Parish prayer service will be held at 7 p.m. Sunday. Visitation will continue after 9:30 a.m. Monday at the funeral home until the funeral procession leaves for church. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, De Pere, with the Rev. Tom Hagendorf officiating. Entombment in Allouez Mausoleum. The Vanden Berg family extends a special thank you to Unity Hospice, Third Floor Bellin Medical Unit Nurses, IMCU Nurses at Bellin, Rennes Health Care and all his doctors and health care workers for all of their care and support.