Daniel J. Stemper
Daniel J. Stemper, 68, Green Bay, passed away peacefully at his home on Monday, June 12, 2000. He was born Feb. 25, 1932, in Milwaukee, to the late Alonzo and Dorothy Fosdick Stemper. Daniel graduated from Waukesha High School in 1949. From 1951 to 1954, he served in the United States Air Force. He received a B.S. in Electrical Engineering in 1959 from Marquette University. Daniel married Norma Rebholz in Mukwonago, Wis. on May 9, 1952. He was Vice President of Marketing at Holt Instrument Laboratories, Oconto, where he worked from 1959 to 1972. From 1972 to 1987, he worked at Cruisers, Inc. where he retired as the Vice President of Engineering. He was a 40 year member of the American Legion Post #74 in Oconto as well as a member of the Knights of Columbus. He served on the Oconto Board of Education, Police and Fire Commission, and Utility Commission. Daniel received the Distinguished Service Award for his civic contributions. For years he was active in the Boy Scouts of America organizing Troop #65 of Oconto, and had four troop members attain Eagle Scout. He was also very active in Youth Baseball in Oconto, having organized the M & O Babe Ruth Baseball League, and organized and coached the Junior American Legion Team. Daniel was a member of St. Joseph Parish of Oconto and of Annunciation Parish, Green Bay, where he enjoyed singing in the church choirs. Survivors include his wife, Norma; seven children and their spouses, Scott and Jan Stemper, Cooper City, Fla.; Marty Stemper, Green Bay; Chris Stemper, West Allis; Perry and Louise Stemper, Peshtigo; Julie and John Reed, Oconto; Randy and Shelly Stemper, Green Bay; Patricia and Tom Hoffman, Oconto. He will be very much missed by his 11 grandchildren. He is also survived by his two sisters and their spouses, Joyce and Denny Weber, St. Germain; Judy and Gail Warner, Fort Collins, Colo. He was preceded in death by his parents, and one brother, Gerald Stemper. Friends called at Annunciation Catholic Church, 401 Gray Street, Green Bay, from 9 until 10 a.m. Saturday with the Rev. Joseph Coopmans O. Praem, officiating. Burial was in Oconto Catholic Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the immediate family requests memorials in the form of Masses scheduled at both Holy Trinity Church, Oconto, and Annunciation Catholic Church, Green Bay. Blaney Funeral Home assisted the Stemper Family. Dan's family would like to extend their sincere gratitude to the nurses at St. Vincent Hospital Dialysis Center, St. Vincent Home Health Care, John M. Lawton, M.D., Steven E. Neu, M.D., Thomas J. Smith, M.D., Jules M. Blank, M.D., Steven J. Bollom, M.D. and Richard B. Windsor, M.D. for providing wonderful care, comfort, and support. They would also like to thank the staff of Unity Hospice and the staff of Woodside Manor for their care and compassion.
Riley Hagman, age 16, 607 Main Street, Oconto died on June 16, 2000 as a result of an automobile accident. The son of Dennis and Marge Hagman was born on May 7, 1984. He was an honor student at Oconto High School where he participated in football, basketball, and baseball. He enjoyed deer hunting and golfing. Riley strove to help others through math tutoring and ministry work. He was very active in Oconto Gospel Chapel Student Ministries, and wanted to become a Youth Minister. Besides his parents, Riley is survived by his sister, Atalie, Grandmother Inga Hagman of Superior, WI; Grandmother Norma Rickert of Elgin, IL; aunts, uncles, cousins, and many treasured friends. The family will receive relatives and friends at Oconto Gospel Chapel, 251 Michigan Avenue, Oconto from 4 until 8 PM Sunday, June 18, 2000. The Funeral Service for Riley will be held at 10:30 AM Monday, June 19, 2000 at Oconto Senior High School, 1717 Superior Avenue, Oconto. The Rev. Robert Schut and the Rev. Matt Genos officiating. Interment at Evergreen Cemetery, Oconto.
In lieu of other expressions of sympathy, a memorial fund has been established at the Oconto Gospel Chapel 251 Michigan Avenue Oconto, Wisconsin 54153. Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Ackerman Funeral Directors (920) 834-3028.
Viola Rimple Alsteen
Viola Rimple Alsteen, 79, of 320 W. Maple St., Lena died Friday, June 16, 2000 at St. Vincent Hospital, Green Bay. The daughter of the late Frank and Josephine Hallada Rimple was born March 17, 1921 in Coleman, WI. On November 19, 1940, she married Leland Alsteen at St. John Catholic Church, Coleman. They celebrated their 59th wedding anniversary on November 19, 1999. Viola will be remembered as a good, caring wife, mother, and grandmother. She was an excellent Bohemian cook and was noted for her rye bread, apple slices and kolaches. A place was always set at the table for guests. Viola passed on her love for flowers, gardening, and good cooking to her family. Viola will remain in our hearts forever as we remember the wonderful moments we shared together in her life. Survivors include her husband, Leland Alsteen; four daughters, Elaine Larry Dorvinen, Green Bay; Yvonne Donald Brault, Peshtigo; Sandra Alvin Strom, Oconto; Linda David Jacobini, Hamilton, VA and three sons, Milton Alsteen and Dean Alsteen of Little Suamico; and Cletus Alsteen, Green Lake; 16 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; three sisters, Julia Mundt, Coleman; Shirley Russell Farley, Menomonee Falls; and Donna Robert Maynard, Hales Corners; sister-in-law, Virginia Edlebeck, Green Bay; brothers-in-law, Wilfred Leona Alsteen, Oconto Falls; Edmund Violet Alsteen, Lena and Ernest Alsteen, Lena; also many nieces, nephews, and cousions. She was preceded in death by one grandson, Anthony Alsteen; and sisters-in-law, Lorraine Alsteen and Marie Johnson; and brother-in-law, Raymond Alsteen. Friends called at Rhodes-Charapata Funeral Home, Lena where a parish wake service was held. Mass of Christian Burial was held Tuesday at 11 a.m. at Holy Cross Church, Lena with Rev. Frank Schrage officiating. Interment in St.. Charles Cemetery, Lena. In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund for the American Diabetes Assoc. and the new Oconto Memorial Hospital has been established.
Anita Ann Mier Eckberg
Anita Ann Mier Eckberg, 40, an Oconto resident died June 14, 2000. She was born on June 15, 1959 to the former Janice Neerdaels and the late Kenneth Eckberg. Anita loved animals, especially horses. She enjoyed the outdoors and devoted herself to foster care and to her children. Survivors include her son, Anton Chouinard, Lena; three daughters, Holly Tim Micoley, Oconto Falls, Crystal Mier, Lena, Valerie Fisher, Lena; her mother, Janice Eckberg, Green Bay; her grandmother, Ceilia Neerdaels; her brother, James Renée Eckberg, Oakfield; three sisters, Gail Michael Patenaude, Oconto, Sandra Solper, Algoma, and Lynn Don Rogers, Gillett. She was preceded in death by her father, Kenneth Eckberg; grandparents, Eric and Mary Eckberg; grandfather, Robert Neerdaels; her uncle, Clarence Eckberg; nephews, Erik and Ethan Eckberg. Friends called at Proko-Wall Funeral Home, 1630 E. Mason St., Green Bay from 9-11 a.m. Friday. Funeral service was conducted 11 a.m. at the funeral home with the Rev. Kevin Kuhn officiating.
Eleanore M. Coshenet (nee Colson)
Eleanore M. Coshenet, nee Colson, of Sussex, WI, died June 15, 2000 at the age of 71. She is survived by her children: Dale Rita, David Linda, Dawn Jim Cooper, Duane Audrey and Dana; 11 grandchildren and one great-grandson; other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her husband, Vincent. Mass of Christian Burial was conducted Saturday, June 17, 2000 at Holy Trinity Parish-St. Peter Site, 516 Brazeau Ave., Oconto. Interment followed at Oconto Catholic Cemetery. Visitation was from 10 a.m. until the time of Mass.
Doris Maria Hay
Doris Maria Hay, 98, of Lakewood, WI, formerly of De Pere, died at Anna John Nursing Home, De Pere on June 9, 2000. Doris was born in Dunningville, MI on October 6, 1901 to Charles and Gertrude White Scott. She lived most of her life in De Pere except for the past six years when she lived with her daughter in Lakewood. On December 12, 1922 she married Aubry G. Hay who preceded her in death in 1978. She had worked for several years for Prange Dept. Store as a Millner and Comtrometer operator. Her hobbies included sewing, gardening and antique collecting. She is survived by one daughter, Jacqueline David Nagan, Lakewood; four grandchildren, Kim Zimmerman, Grand Blanc, MI; Kris Albers, Chico, CA; David Alberts, Ft. Wayne, IN; Todd Albers, De Pere; seven stepgrandchildren: Penny Hicks, Dale Nagan, Tom Nagan, David Nagan, Jr., Brenda Leeman, Michelle Nagan. In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents and two brothers. A memorial service at Ft. Howard Cemetery is being planned at a later date. Suminski Funeral Home, Wabeno, in charge of arrangements.
Elsie I. Gohr
Elsie I. Gohr, 93, Oconto Falls, formerly of Milwaukee, died Sunday evening, June 11, 2000 at Sharpe Care, Ltd. She was born September 1, 1906 in Brookside to Albert and Amelia (Kersine) Gohr. As a young woman she moved to Milwaukee where she lived most of her adult life and worked as a housekeeper in private homes. She moved back to the area in 1995. While living in Milwaukee she was an active member of Luther Memorial Chapel of Shorewood and most recently was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church in Bonduel. She is survived by her many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, eight brothers: Otto, Albert, Emil, Walter, George, Edward, Arthur and Harry Gohr and two sisters, Lillian Gaertig and Hattie Gohr. Friends called at Jones Funeral Service in Oconto Falls after 10 a.m. Thursday until the time of services. Funeral services were held 11 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home with the Rev. Leonard Wildauer officiating. Burial in Lincoln Memorial Cemetery, Milwaukee.
Alice M. Koehne
Alice M. Koehne died Wednesday, June 14, 2000, after a courageous battle with diabetic neuropathy. Alice was born to the late Stanley J. and Antonette B. Merline Lorang on March 11, 1919. She attended Oshkosh Normal, graduating in 1940 with a Teacher's Certificate. She then taught grades one through eight at the Cottonwood Grove School in Little Suamico for two years. On April 16, 1942 she married Daniel Koehne at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Oconto. Dan preceded her in death in 1993. Alice and Dan moved to Kenosha, where Dan worked in a foundry, until he was inducted in the Army. Alice then moved to Flint, MI, where she worked as a secretary for the AFL-CIO. Upon Dan's return, they moved back to Little Suamico, where they farmed until 1982. Alice was a homemaker. She was active in the Altar Society of St. Pius Church in Little Suamico. She was a prolific writer. She wrote many articles for the Oconto County Reporter, including "The History of Little Suamico." Alice wrote under the byline Alice Lorang. She loved to take pictures and will be remembered as the family photographer. Alice is survived by three sons, Daniel Suzanne, Wausau, James Doreen, Menahsa, and Paul Joanne, Little Suamico; twin daughters, Jean Aubin Al Barrett, Largo, FL and Judi John Boyce, Green Bay; 13 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren; one sister, Geraldine Sauve, one brother, Anthony Arlene Lorang, both of Flint, MI; three sisters-in-law, Beatrice Ferdon, Marinette, Jeanette Koehne, Kenosha, and Elizabeth Koehne, Washington state, and many nieces and nephews, both blood relatives and unofficially adopted.Friends may call at Rhodes-Charapata Funeral Home, 121 Chicago St., Oconto from 4-9 p.m. Tuesday, June 20, 2000.; parish wake service 7 p.m. Visitation will continue at the Funeral Home on Wednesday from 9 a.m. until the funeral cortège leaves for church.Mass of Christian Burial will be held 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at St. Pius Catholic Church, Little Suamico, with the Rev. Gary J. Dantinne officiating. Burial to follow immediately at Riverside Cemetery in Little Suamico. Alice loved lilacs and butterflies.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to St. Pius Altar Society or to St. John's Lutheran Church,Morgan.