Theresa M. Charnetski, 89, Menominee, died April 30, 2010, at Rennes Health Center East, Peshtigo.
Theresa Marie Jackl was born April 24, 1921, in her family's farmhouse on the Jimtown Road near Cedar River. Her father, Marcus Jackl delivered her because the doctor could not reach the farm during a storm. In 1914, her mother, Maria Tengg Jackl, with four of her children left Villach, Austria, to rejoin her husband in Milwaukee. Theresa attended Arthur Bay School and married Victor P. Charnetski in 1937. He preceded her in death in 1977. They had five children. After raising her family, her business career concentrated on selling mausoleum crypts across the country from Boston to San Francisco. In 1987, she was awarded the first Counselor of the Year Award from the American Cemetery Association as the best sales person in the nation. Returning to Menominee, she was last employed by Forest Home Cemetery in Marinette and retired two years ago. She was a member of Holy Spirit Catholic Church and St. Anne's Sodality.
She is survived by Carrie Cole (James), Menominee; Clark Charnetski (Mary Ann), Ann Arbor, MI; Lana Haynes, Grants Pass, OR; Victoria Slocum (Rev. Robert), Danville, KY, and Jill Tailse (Guenter Ambron), Kerby, OR, 16 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.
Two sisters and six brothers preceded her in death.
A Funeral mass will be offered at 11 a.m. May 22, in Holy Spirit Church, Menominee. Friends may call at the church after 10 a.m. May 22.
Interment will be in Forest Home Mausoleum.
Hansen Onion Martell Funeral Home is assisting the family.
John (Jack) M. Christensen, 82, a lifelong resident of Menominee, died May 11, 2010, at Rennes Health Care Center East, Peshtigo.
Jack grew up in Menominee, the son of Mary and Arthur Christensen.
He married Barbara McCormick in June of 1951. They raised two children.
Jack has started several businesses, two of which are in business today. He and his father, Art, started Christensen Machinery in 1951. Along with Rudy Enstrom, he started Enstrom Helicopter in 1959 and served as the company's first president. He received many awards throughout the years for his efforts. He was a recipient of the George Award, Chamber of Commerce Man of the Year, the Ron Wipfli Award and several Volunteer of the Year awards. Jack had a spe cial love for several local charities. He volunteered many hours to the Menominee Animal Shelter and the DAR Boys and Girls Club. He was a member of Riverside Country Club, The M&M Yacht Club, the American Legion, Menominee Masonic Lodge No. 269, the chamber of commerce, DAR Boys and Girls Club and Grace Episcopal Church. He was an original walker on the Cedar River Labor Day Bridge Walk.
Jack served in the U.S. Navy during WWII.
He is survived by his wife; son, Jon, San Diego, CA; daughter, Carrie (Mark) Anderson, Lewes, DE; one grandson; sisters-in-law, Joyce Christensen and Shirley Hospers; and brother-in-law, Robert (Virginia) McCormick, nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his brother, Arthur.
Donations are encouraged to the Menominee Animal Shelter or the DAR Boys and Girls Club, Menominee.
Family and friends will gather this summer for cocktails at the M&M Yacht Club to celebrate Jack's life.
The Cadieu Thielen Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Memorial con tributions may also be sent to the funeral home.
Marie DeMille, 88, died May 16, 2010, at Theda Clark Medical Center, Neenah, WI, after suffering a stroke one week earlier.
Marie was born Aug. 7, 1921, to the late Elphege and Exila (Thibeault) Jolette on a farm in Niagara Township, WI.
She graduated from Niagara High School in 1939, in the top 10 of her class. Following graduation Marie worked in Chicago for almost two years where she loved to go dancing to the music of Lawrence Welk. The tango was her favorite. In 1941, she moved back to her father's farm to help her dad. On Dec. 31, 1941, she married Rupert DeMille and moved to the DeMille family farm west of Stephenson. They operated the dairy farm for many years. In 1987, she moved to the Maple Aire Apartments, Stephenson.
She relished trips to California and other parts of the country. Besides traveling, she loved driving, reading, dancing and going out for coffee at the local restaurants, a daily pleasure. She liked to watch skating and baseball. Marie was a member of the Precious Blood Catholic Church, Stephenson.
She is survived by four daughters, Connie (Paul) Harney, Lancaster, CA, Peggy (Larry) Owens, Lilburn, GA, Sharon (Paul) Peterman, Kalamazoo, and Debra Benson DeMille, Marinette; a son, Kevin (Vicky) DeMille, who live on the DeMille farm; nine grand children, and 10 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband; sister, Beatrice Rostagno; and brother, Edward Jolette.
Mass of Christian Burial will be May 19 at 10 a.m. at the Precious Blood Church, Father Corey Litzner officiated.
Burial was in Stephenson Township Cemetery.
Anderson Diehm Funeral Home, Stephenson, assisted the family.
H. Howard Heydn, 67, Wallace, died May 15, 2010, at Roubal Care and Rehab Center following a year long battle with cancer.
Howard was born Jan. 29, 1943, in Fort Dix, NJ, to Geraldine (Rasner) Heydn and the late Hans Heydn. On Oct. 27, 1962, he married Alice Garoutte. She preceded him in death Jan. 18, 2005. On June 10, 2006, he married Carol Ahsmann at St. Mark Lutheran Church.
He worked at Kraft Foods as maintenance supervisor for 28 years retiring in 1999. He also worked as a computer consultant for several years retiring again in 2005. Howard loved woodworking, remodeling, refinishing furniture, photography, computer work and the outdoors. He was a member of Fellowship Bible Church, Stephenson.
He is survived by his wife, mother; two daughters, Debbie (Brian) Lake, DeWitt, IA, Michelle (Mike) Wolfe, Mesa, AZ; two sons, David Heydn, Virginia Beach, VA, and Brian (Beth) Heydn, Columbia, MO; four grandchildren; two step-children, Greg (Isabel) Ahsmann, Rock Falls, IL, and Jody (Paul) Hawley, Green Bay and four step-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by one brother, Robert Heydn.
Family and friends may call May 19 at Fellowship Bible Church, Stephenson, from 10 a.m. until time of Funeral Service at 11 a.m. Pastor Keith Cross officiating. Burial will be in Birch Creek Cemetery.
Anderson Diehm Funeral Home, Stephenson, assisted the family.
Paul J. Kolander, 85, died May 7, 2010.
He grew up in Menominee and served as a United States Navy Seabee during WWII. When returning home in 1946, Paul and Ruth were married. They raised their family in West Allis, WI, where they were active longtime members of Greenfield Park Lutheran Church. After 32 years, he retired from the West Allis Fire Department having served as lieutenant, captain and acting battalion chief during his years of service. Paul and Ruth spent their retirement years between homes in Menominee, and St. Petersburg, FL, having celebrated 64 years of marriage.
He is survived by his wife, Ruth (Potchle); children, Karen (Steve) Margolis, Kathi (Gary) Harnack, Lori (Alan) Obluck, Mary Kolander and Steve (Denise) Kolander, eight grandchildren, four great-grandchildren; one brother, Rueben Kolander.
An open gathering of family and friends was held May 13 at Schaff Funeral Home, West Allis.
Mark Allen Lindeman, 57, Menominee, died May 10, 2010, at his home.
He was born April 17, 1953, in Crystal Falls, the son of Leonard and Mabel (MacDonald) Lindeman, Channing.
He is survived by his three brothers, Norman, Reno, NV, Terry, Felch, and Tom Lindeman, Gladstone; and a sister, Mary Anderson, Iron Mountain and their families.
A private family memorial and interment in Channing Cemetery is planned.
Arrangements have been made by the Cadieu Thielen Funeral Home, Menominee.
Stella V. Wetthuhn, 80, Daggett, died May 12, 2010, at St. Francis Hospital, Escanaba.
Stella Johnson was born Nov. 13, 1929, in Chicago, to the late Hilding and Signe (Gadda) Johnson. On June 18, 1949, she married Albert Wetthuhn in Daggett. He preceded her in death Nov. 23, 2003. Stella enjoyed needle working, quilting, bowling, fishing, gardening, and canning, but her most cherished times were spent with her grandchildren. She was a member of Holy Cross Lutheran Church where she served as president of the Ladies Aid for many years and the Menominee County Homemakers.
She is survived by three daughters, Susan Wetthuhn, Menominee, Joy (Duane) Schultz and Donna (David) Buechler, both of Daggett; one son, Wayne, Nadeau, six grandchildren, six great-grandchildren; one brother, Carl Norman (Betty) Johnson, Daggett; and two sisters, Bernice (Ray) Hamilton, Pelican Lake, WI, and Janet (Jim) Green, Elcho, WI.
She was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Merri Kay Wetthuhn.
Funeral services were held May 16 at Holy Cross Lutheran Church, Daggett. The Rev. Craig Weber officiated.
Burial was in Maple Grove Cemetery, Oakwood.
The Anderson Diehm Funeral Home, Stephenson, assisted the family.