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Menominee County Journal Obituaries | Week of July 28, 2011

Menominee County Journal Obituaries | Week of July 28, 2011
Beatrice Wheeler PDF Print E-mail
Beatrice (Bea) Wheeler, 90, Powers, died July 24, 2011, at her home in Powers.

She was born Sept. 26, 1920, to the late Julius and Mary (Guay) Borden in Wilson. On Dec. 1, 1945, she married Bill Wheeler at St. Francis Xavier Church, Spalding. He preceded her in death. She and Bill raised their family in the Powers area. In her early 20s, she moved to Milwaukee and worked for Evinrude Motors until the end of WWII. Bea was a cook at The Big R Cafe from where she retired after many years. She loved cooking for her neighbors when they needed help at times. She enjoyed traveling with her husband and crocheting. She was an active member at St. John Neumann Church and the St. Anne's Society.

She is survived by her three daughters, Darlene (Jerry) Vandermissen, Mary Width and Patricia (Roger Skufca) Wheeler, six grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband; one grandson, Jerry Vandermissen; three brothers, Ervie, Roy and Vern Borden; and two sisters, Lena Dubord and Grace Draze.

Friends may call from 3 to 7 p.m. (CT) July 27 at the Allo Coolman Funeral Home, Spalding, with the St. Anne's Rosary at 4 p.m. and Parish Prayers at 6:30 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. (CT) July 28 at St. John Neumann Church, Spalding, with Rev. Mark McQesten officiating and Rev. Corey Litzner concelebrating. Burial will be in the Spalding Township Cemetery. A luncheon will follow in the church Parish Hall. Visit www.allofh.com to send online condolences to the family.
 
Michelle Switzer PDF Print E-mail
Michelle M. Switzer, 59, Escanaba, died July 15, 2011, of natural causes at her home in Escanaba.

She was born Aug. 12, 1951, in Escanaba, the daughter of Orrie and Bertha (Creten) Switzer. She attended Holy Name High School and graduated from Gladstone High School in 1970. Michelle was a certified nursing assistant at Christian Park Nursing Home and for Bay Shore Home Health Care. She also was an EMT for the Rock ambulance service for 15 years. She enjoyed fishing, going for rides, baking and being with family and friends. She was Lutheran by faith and was a former member of the Eagle's Auxiliary.

She is survived by her sons, Roger (Jessica Scheer) Luedtke, Daggett, and Joel (Jennifer) Luedtke, Perkins; daughter, Jessica (Brian) Taylor, Fort Hood, TX, 16 grandchildren, and one great-grandson; step-son, Jerry Luedtke, Greenville, MI, and step-daughter, Amy Jo Luedtke, Toledo, OH; sister, Judy (LeRoy) Brazeau, Gladstone; two brothers, Alan Switzer, Escanaba, and Richard (Lucille) Switzer, Titusville, FL. She was preceded in death by her parents; and a sister, Joyce Boyer.

Visitation and funeral were held July 22 at Crawford Funeral Home, Escanaba, with Rev. Erik Heskin officiating.
 
Adah Monhead PDF Print E-mail
Adah A. Monhead, 70, died July 12, 2011, at her granddaughter's home in Escanaba.

She was born Aug. 28, 1940, in Marquette, the daughter of Otto and Esther (William) Borchert. She was raised in Marquette and attended Marquette schools. Adah married John J. Monhead in 1955. He preceded her in death Feb. 17, 2007. Adah worked primarily as a homemaker. She was employed as a school custodian in Oregon, as well as at the Skandia church. She enjoyed knitting, crocheting, farming, reading, going to bingo and babysitting.

She is survived by four sons, Eddie (Debbie) Monhead, Gladstone, Michael (Mary Anne) Monhead, Gladstone, David (Samantha) Monhead, Marquette, Leonard (Tammy Cain) Anderson, Cornell; two daughters, Marlene LaMarche, Escanaba, Barbara (Al) Weber, Molalla, Oregon; three brothers, Otto (Irene) Borchert, Rock, Robert (Peggy) Borchert, Radcliff, KY, David (Cecilia) Borchert, Oregon; five sisters, Rebecca (Jack) Thompson, Negaunee, Marilyn (Ray) Charlier, Hermansville, Helen Nohlecheck, Menominee, Rita Probft, Galliano, LA, Shirley Russell, Escanaba; five brothers-in-law, 19 grandchildren, 39 great-grandchildren, one great-great-grandchild, nieces, nephews and cousins. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband; granddaughter, Ruby Lynn Monhead; two brothers, Ronald and Harold Borchert; and sister-in-law, Beatrice (Robert) Doing.

Visitation and funeral were held at Agape Ministries Church, Escanaba, July 23. Pastor Art Kievit officiated. Burial was in Rock Cemetery. The Skradski Family Funeral Homes of Delta County was in charge of arrangements.
 
Anne Lungerhausen PDF Print E-mail
Anne Louise Lungerhausen, died March 28, 2011. Memorial service and celebration of her life will be held at the United Methodist Church, Hermansville, July 30 at 11 a.m. (CT).
 
Barbara Green PDF Print E-mail
Barbara J. Green (Klein), 66, Tomahawk, WI, died July 21, 2011, at Sacred Heart Hospital.

She was born June 27, 1945, in Prairie du Chien, WI, to the late Aaron and Veronica (Zabel) Hackett. She grew up and attended school in Prairie du Chien. She married Robert Klein, Aug. 4, 1962. He preceded her in death in 1978. She was later married to John Green. He preceded her in death in 1991. Barbara and John lived in Daggett. She moved to Tomahawk in 1998 to be by her son, Robert. She worked at the Village Square Restaurant until her retirement in 2005. She enjoyed fishing, crocheting, sewing, gardening and cooking.

She is survived by her son, Robert L. (Connie) Klein, Tomahawk; two brothers, Donald Hackett, Marquette, IA, and Richard Hackett, Muscoda, WI; one sister, Ellen Hackett, Utah, and one granddaughter.

Memorial services were held July 25 from Generations Funeral Home, Tomahawk, with Deacon David Bablick and Deacon Thomas Kim officiating. Burial was at Holy Rosary Cemetery, Stephenson. Online condolences may be sent to www.generationsfuneral.com
 
Donald Ewaldt PDF Print E-mail
Donald H. Ewaldt, 81, Menominee, died July 21, 2011, at Bay Area Medical Center.

He was born Nov. 22, 1929, in Menominee, to the late Frank and Emma (Hoida) Ewaldt. Donald married Norma Sell Feb. 7, 1952, in Wausau, WI. She preceded him in death in April of 2000. He served two years in the United States Army during the Korean War and then worked at Scott Paper for 40 years. He enjoyed family get-togethers, cooking, gardening and golfing. He was a member of Christ Evangelical Lutheran Church.

He is survived by two sons, Robert (fiancée, Arleen) and Perry, both of Menominee; a daughter, Penny (Donald) Strupp, Rhinelander, WI, four grandchildren and a great-grandchild. In addition to his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by six brothers.

Friends called at the Cadieu Thielen Funeral Home, where funeral service was held July 25. Burial was in Riverside Cemetery.
 
William Dietrich PDF Print E-mail
William Joseph Dietrich, 84, Menominee, died July 21, 2011, at Menominee Care Center.

He was born in Marinette, Sept. 26, 1926, to the late Carl and Catherine (Behnke) Dietrich. William attended Lourdes School. He served during WWII in the US Marines in the South Pacific. Bill married Stella Bayerl Aug. 8, 1950, in Birch Creek. He was a member of Resurrection Parish in Menominee. William was self employed as a painter for many years along with being a bartender; he also worked at Winsert as an auto lathe operator until his retirement in February of 1992. He enjoyed caring for his yard, his vehicles, bartending and cookouts with his family.

He is survived by his wife; one daughter, Debra (Michael) McCarthy, Menominee; two sons, Dan Dietrich (Fiancée, Diana Howell), Menominee, and David (Cheri) Dietrich, Green Bay, eight grandchildren, four great-grandchildren; one sister, Janet Kelly, Menominee, nieces and nephews. Along with his parents, he was preceded in death by four sisters and two brothers.

A Mass of Christian Burial was offered July 25, at Resurrection Parish. The Rev. Fr. Michael Chenier officiated. Burial was in Riverside Cemetery, Menominee. Donations to the M&M Community Foundation or the Booster Club for the Menominee freshmen sport of your choice in Bill's name are requested. Cadieu Thielen Funeral Home assisted the family.
 


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