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Menominee County Journal Obituaries | Week of November 19, 2009

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Menominee County Journal Obituaries | Week of November 19, 2009
Alvin Sanftheil PDF Print E-mail
Alvin Victor Sanftheil, 83, Daggett, died Nov. 14, 2009, at home.

He was born June 27, 1926, to the late Fred and Ottilie (Walters) Sanftheil in Daggett.
He attended local schools and farmed on the family farm. Alvin was a member of Holy Cross Lutheran Church and served on the church council.  He was also a member of Daggett Lions Club, Carney Booster Club and an avid Carney-Nadeau basketball fan. He enjoyed traveling and attending Lions Conventions with his friend, the late Lawrence Mulzer.

He is survived by one sister, Evelyn Smith, Daggett; niece, Kathie (Eric) Shelbrack, Green Bay, other nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by two brothers, Reinhardt and Henry; one sister, Adeline.

Funeral service was held Nov. 17 at Holy Cross Lutheran Church, Daggett. Rev. Craig Weber officiated.
Burial was in Maple Grove Cemetery, Oakwood.
The family kindly requests memorials be given to the charity of your choice in Alvin's name.
Anderson Diehm Funeral Home, Stephenson, assisted the family.
 
Leslie Peot PDF Print E-mail
Leslie Q. Peot, 91, Menominee, died Nov. 10, 2009, at Menominee Care Center.

He was born Sept. 27, 1918, to the late Walter and Daisy (Cardinal) Peot in Menominee.
Leslie was a 1936 graduate of Menominee High School and served in the Army during WWII, in the Pacific Theater and was awarded three Bronze Stars. He was a lifelong resident of Menominee and worked for 39 years at Automotive Products retiring in 1982. He was married to Pearl Fronsee March 8, 1941. She preceded him in death April  17, 1995. He married Florence Engeldinger April 6, 2006. Leslie was a member of Resurrection Parish, the Menominee American Legion, Menominee VFW, Little River Country Club for 53 years and was a former DAR Big Brother. He was an avid golfer and hunter.

He is survived by his wife, Florence; two step-children, John (Tracey) Engeldinger, Toronto, Canada and Jean (Richard) Smith, Menominee; three step-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
In addition to his first wife, he was preceded in death by a step-son, Joseph.

Friends called at Resurrection Parish where a Funeral Mass was held Nov. 12 with Rev. Janusz Romanek officiating.
Burial was in Riverside Cemetery, Menominee.
Lemieux-Thielen Funeral Home assisted the family.
 
Robert Mittag PDF Print E-mail
Robert E. Mittag, 92, Marinette, died Nov. 9, 2009, at the Lutheran Home.

He was born Jan. 13, 1917, to the late Emil and Ida (Behnke) Mittag in Marinette.
He attended Marinette High School and went on to work for Scott Paper Company, retiring after 34 years. He married Pauline Erickson Nov. 19, 1938, in Marinette. She preceded him in death Sept. 10, 1995. Bob was a member of St. James Lutheran Church where he was involved in many organizations and activities. He also volunteered at the Marinette Senior Center. He enjoyed gardening and as a hobby had raised rabbits and pigeons.

He is survived by a son, Robert J. (Patricia) Mittag, Marinette; two daughters, Karen (Richard) Yenchesky, Wallace, and Carole (Steven) England, Wyoming, MN; a brother, Emil Mittag, Oconto Falls, nine grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.
In addition to his wife, he was preceded in death by a daughter, Patricia Mittag in 1969; two brothers, Carl and Harold; and three sisters, Helen Mittag, Lucille Tebo, and Ruth Cahill.

Friends called at the Thielen Funeral Home. Funeral Services were held Nov. 13 at St. James Lutheran Church, with Chaplain Darrell Diers officiating.
Burial was in Forest Home Cemetery.
 
Clayton Luedtke PDF Print E-mail
Clayton J. Luedtke, 85 Menominee, died Nov. 14, 2009, at the Menominee Care Center.

Clayton was born Oct. 16, 1924, in Menominee, to the late Albert and Margaret (Legois) Luedtke.
He married Betty Jane Janson April 17, 1948. She preceded him in death Sept. 1, 1984. He then married Alma Ault April 19, 1986. She preceded him in death Dec. 21, 1992.
He attended Menominee High School. He served in the United States Army during WWII  from 1943-46. He worked for the Lloyd Manufacturing Company. He was instrumental in the development of the Bridgeview, Woodhaven Circle and North Hills Apartments for low-income persons and was director for the Menominee Housing Commission from 1969 until his retirement in 1989. Clayton was a member of Emmanuel Lutheran Church and served as an alderman on the Menominee City Council. He was a member of the VFW Post No. 1887, American Legion Post No. 146 and Little River Country Club. He loved baseball.

He is survived by a son, Howard Luedtke, Menominee; daughter, Laurie Luedtke, Salinas, CA, two granddaughters, one great-granddaughter and friends.
He was preceded in death by one sister, Agnes.

Memorial services were held Nov. 17 from Emmanuel Lutheran Church. The Rev. Douglas Schoen officiated.
Burial was in Riverside Cemetery, Menominee.
The Cadieu Funeral Home assisted the family.
A memorial fund has been established in Clayton's name.
 
Doris J. Kinney PDF Print E-mail
Doris J. Kinney, 82, formerly of the Town of Porterfield, died Nov. 13, 2009, at Bay Area Medical Center.

She was born Dec. 30, 1926, in Stephenson, to William and Alice Swanson.
She spent her early life in the Stephenson area, moving to Marinette after her marriage to William J. Kinney June 20, 1953. They later moved to Porterfield where they resided for many years. Bill preceded her in death Jan. 29, 1996. She had been employed at the former Boreal Manufacturing Company until it closed and later worked at Angeli's, Bill's IGA and DNR Processing.

She is survived by two sons, William J. Kinney, Jr., (special friend Barb), Oshkosh, and Todd (Jodi) Kinney, Peshtigo; a daughter-in-law, Sherri Kinney, Menasha, WI, seven grandchildren; one brother, Bill Swanson, NJ.; one sister, Joyce (Dutch) Vanderzeiden, Livingston, TX; a brother-in-law, and sisters-in-law, Tom (Darlene) Wondergem, Jane Watson and June Gambucci, nieces, nephews and friends.
In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by two brothers, Jim and Johnny; and three sisters, Gladys, Inez, and Lois.

Friends called at Hansen-Onion-Martell Funeral Home, Marinette, where a prayer service was held at 6 p.m. Nov. 18, led by Chaplain Karen Ann Hanson.
 
Paul Kapitz PDF Print E-mail
Paul (Pauly) James Kapitz, 25, Glendale, AZ, formerly of Sheboygan, WI, died unexpectedly Oct. 27, 2009.

He was born in Milwaukee Feb. 22, 1984, the son of Kenneth and Carolyn Abrams Kapitz.
Paul was a 2002 graduate of Sheboygan South High School and a 2009 graduate of Universal Technical Institute in Glendale Heights, IL. He was a member of Our Savior's Lutheran Church in Sheboygan.
Paul loved to go up north to the Lake Gogebic area to fish, ride four wheelers, camping and hike the trails, etc.
He enjoyed football, baseball, playing guitar, skateboarding, snowboarding, video games, working on cars and the Green Bay Packers. He enjoyed working at Wal-Mart and Kaat's Auto when he was in Sheboygan.
Paul moved to Arizona to go to school at Universal Technical Institute of Phoenix, Audi Program, so he could work on specialty cars. Once the program was canceled, Paul stayed there and worked as an auto technician at ABC Nissan Phoenix and at Wal-Mart in the auto department.

He is survived by his parents and brother, David Kapitz, all of Sheboygan; grandparents, Roger and Rose Miller, Menominee, aunts, uncles, cousins, other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by grandparents, Carroll and Alberta Abrams; great-grandmothers, Florence Goff and Birdella Chevalier, and an uncle.

A memorial service was held Nov. 14 at Our Savior's Lutheran Church.
Interment was at Holy Cross Cemetery.
 
John Halvorsen PDF Print E-mail
John  (Jack) David Halvorsen, 72, Marinette, died Nov. 1, 2009, at home.

John was born July 24, 1937, in Kalamazoo, MI, to the late John and Mary (Dolezal) Halvorsen. At age two he moved to Stephenson where he would spend his childhood. He served in the United States Navy. On June 27 1959, he married Shirley Mouford at Stephenson United Methodist Church. He worked as a corrections officer at the Marquette Branch Maximum Security Prison. His passion was flying and he was a commercial pilot and flight instructor. John loved the outdoors and enjoyed hunting, fishing and long rides in the woods. When he was 16 years old he saved a two-year-old boy's life,  pulling him to safety out of the Little Cedar River, for which he received a medal. His family brought him the greatest joy. He was a member of Stephenson United Methodist Church.

He is survived by his wife; three sons, John (Jackie), Port St. Lucie, FL, Mark (Linda), Green Bay, and Eric (Susan), Long Island, NY, six grandchildren, Jennifer, James, Riley, Alaina, Smantha and Taylor; one great-granddaughter, Arianna;  and three sisters, Mary Halvorsen and Jayne (George) Reed, Ludington, MI, and Janice (William) Ramponi, Inverness, FL.
He was preceded in death by a brother, Paul.

Family and friends gathered at the Stephenson United Methodist Church where a memorial service was held Nov. 6. Rev. Jim Mathews officiated.
Anderson Diehm Funeral Home, Stephenson, assisted the family.
 
Paul Gidlof PDF Print E-mail
Paul Nels Gidlof, 84, Neenah, died, Nov. 4, 2009, at Theda Clark Medical Center.

He was born Feb. 18, 1925, in Stephenson, the son of the late Amandus and Linnea (Wickstrom) Gidlof.
He married Pauline Cotter Aug. 14, 1950, in Stephenson. Paul served in the U.S. Army and was stationed in Alaska. He was employed with American Can Company for over 40 years until his retirement in 1988. He enjoyed singing, bowling, golfing and watching sports. He was a member of Faith United Methodist Church.

He is survived by his wife; two children, Dennis (Sally) Gidlof, and Debbie (Mark) Williams; three grandchildren, two great-grandchildren;  and a sister-in-law, Shirley Gidlof.
He was preceded in death by two brothers, Bertil and Clarence.

Funeral service was Nov. 7 at Faith United Methodist Church with the Rev. Mary Council-Austin officiating.
Interment was in Oak Hill Cemetery.
A memorial fund is being established for the church.
Westgor Funeral Home, Neenah, assisted the family.
 
Gary L. Dunlop PDF Print E-mail
Gary L. (Yucker) Dunlop, 49, 801 1st Ave. S. Escanaba, died Nov. 10, 2009, at the Christian Park Health Care Facility.

Yucker was born March 9, 1960, in Gladstone, the son of Francis (Frank) and Delores (Kesick) Dunlop. He was raised in Perkins and graduated from the Mid-Peninsula High School in 1979.
Following graduation, he relocated to California. He remained in California until 1985. He then moved back to Delta County.
Yucker enjoyed playing bingo, going to the casino, and playing cards with his buddies.

He is survived by five brothers, Allan (Judy) Kesick, Escanaba, Larry (Cindy) Couillard, Escanaba, Dwayne (Cheryl) Couillard, Perkins, Daniel (Monk) Dunlop, Escanaba, William (Willy) Dunlop, Bark River; three sisters, Cheryl (Pie) (Marty) Sagataw, Hannahville, Francie (French) (Marc) Loper, Charlevoix, MI, Louise (LuLu) (Chris) Beauchamp, Escanaba, aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents; maternal grandmother, Rose Kesick; and brother, Joe Couillard.

Funeral services were held Nov. 14 at the Skradski-Boyce Funeral Home, with Rev. Jim Cousineau officiating.
Committal was in the Fernwood Cemetery, Gladstone.
 
Wilfred J. Cronick, Sr. PDF Print E-mail
Wilfred (Bill) J. Cronick, Sr., 94, Faithorn, died Nov. 14, 2009, at Pinecrest Medical Care Facility, Powers.

He was born in Faithorn Sept. 4, 1915, the son of the late Michael and Mae (Hayes) Cronick.
He served in the U.S. Army during WWII, in the Pacific Theater in Japan.
He married Bertha Zahn Feb. 12, 1947, in Faithorn. She preceded him in death April 20, 1998.
He loved to go fishing and hunting, he spent his life farming and logging. He was a member of the Floriano-Stecker Post No. 340, American Legion, Hermansville.

He is survived by his sons, Marvin Cronick, Faithorn, Michael Cronick, Bagley, Darrell (Rebecca) Cronick, Faithorn, Wilfred (Susan) Cronick, Jr., Spalding, and Stephen Cronick, Spalding; daughters, Mary Noreen Hudson, Kingsford, Liz Richon, Vulcan, Teresa Cronick, Powers, Cynthia Bourg, Norway, Laurie Dobson, Norway, and Suzanne Cronick, Faithorn; 34 grandchildren, 43 great-grandchildren, two great-great-grandchildren; sister, Shirley (Ernest) Stockero, Santa Barbara, CA, nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his son Richard Cronick, Sr.; daughter, Deborah Cronick; brother, Joseph Cronick; sisters, Geraldine Zychowski, Winifred Cronick and Ethel Bray.

Visitation will be held Nov. 18 from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Ortman Funeral Home, Norway. Funeral services will be held at 7 p.m. at the funeral home with members of the Floriano-Stecker Post No. 340, American Legion, Hermansville, officiating.
Interment will be held Nov. 19 at 11:30 a.m. at Riverside Cemetery, Faithorn.
Pallbearers will be Doug, Aaron, Trever, Mike, Antone and Josh.
Condolences to the family may be expressed online at www.ortmanfuneralhome.com
 
Albert Bradford PDF Print E-mail
Albert Leonard Bradford, 85, Menominee, died Nov. 12, 2009, at Rennes Health Center-East in Peshtigo, WI.

Albert was born Oct. 26, 1924, in Cudhay, WI, to the late William and Augusta (Moore) Bradford.
Albert married Pearl Kamin Dec. 20, 1924, in Menominee. Al served in the United States Army during World War II. He was a lifetime member of the Menominee VFW Post No. 1887, where he called bingo for many years. He was also a life-long member of Emmanuel Lutheran Church. He worked for the Lloyd Manufacturing Company for over 36 years and served as union steward for the UAW for many years. Al enjoyed working in his vegetable garden and caring for his fruit trees and grape vines.

He is survived by his wife; one son, David (Karen) Bradford, both of Menominee; four daughters, Lynn (Gary) Huck, Liberty Hill, TX, Lois (Bruce Leppi) Doran, Marinette, Carole (Rick) Smith, Menominee, and Connie (Barry) Crawford, Kenosha, 10 grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren; and one sister, Florence Doda, Milwaukee.
Along with his parents, he was preceded in death by one sister, Mary Balazo; and two brothers, Donald and Edward Bradford.

A funeral was held at the Emmanuel Lutheran Church in Menominee, Nov. 16. The Rev. Douglas Schoen officiated.
Burial was in the Birch Creek Cemetery.
A memorial fund has been established in Al's name.
The Cadieu Funeral Home assisted the family.
 


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