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Menominee County Journal Obituaries | Week of March 03, 2011

Menominee County Journal Obituaries | Week of March 03, 2011
George Farley PDF Print E-mail
George H. Farley, 77, Ashwaubenon, died Feb. 21, 2011.

He was born July 28, 1933, to the late George N. and Ethel (Maves) Farley in Hermansville. He served in the U.S. Marines from 1952 to 1955. He was a veteran of the Korean Conflict. On April 7, 1956, he married Eva M. Maga in Hermansville. He was employed by Georgia Pacific for 16 years, retired after 27 years of employment at Nabisco and enjoyed his part-time job at Avis Car rental at the airport. He enjoyed softball, gardening, hunting at deer camp, Packers, including attending the Ice Bowl, bocce and was a Bellin runner for 14 years. He also enjoyed making ravioli and meatballs and his winters spent in Florida.

He is survived by his wife; children, Kevin (Vicki) Farley , Alan (Pam) Farley, Patty Farley and Terry Bridges, Steve (Tammy) Farley, Sharon (Steven) Becks, several grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, brothers, John (Caron) and Bob (Sharon); sisters, Marilyn (Dwight) Sargent, Cheryl Gustafson, sister-in-law, Donna Farley and friends. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Jim, and brother-in-law, Paul LeBeouf.

Friends called Feb. 24 at Lyndahl Funeral Home, where parish wake service was held. Mass of Christian Burial was held Feb. 25 at Nativity of Our Lord Catholic Church. The Rev. John J. Becker presided. Entombment was in Allouez Chapel Mausoleum. On line condolences may be expressed at www.lyndahl.com A memorial fund has been established in George's name.
 
Agnes Hinkens PDF Print E-mail
Agnes Anne Hinkens, 86, Little Chute, WI, died Feb. 24, 2011, in Menasha, WI.

She is survived by her daughter, Carol (Bill) Johnson, Menominee and five grandchildren.

Funeral Mass was held March 1, at St. John Nepomucene Catholic Church. Burial was in Highland Park Cemetery, Appleton, WI. Anderson Diehm Funeral Home assisted the family.
 
David Jolly PDF Print E-mail
David John (Dud) Jolly, 52, 518 Michigan Ave., Gladstone, died unexpectedly Feb. 20, 2011, at St. Francis Hospital in Escanaba from complications of pneumonia.

David was born Jan. 27, 1959, in Mount Clemens, MI, the son of David and Barb (Kraft) Jolly. He was raised in Mount Clemens prior to his family moving to Rapid River in the 1970s. David served in the U.S. Army from 1976 to 1977 and was honorably discharged due to a military accident. Dud was united in marriage to Lucille (Lucy) Lanaville Aug. 14, 1999, and they made their home in Gladstone. Dud had worked for Micheau Mobil and he also did construction work and hauled scrap iron for several years. His hobbies included hauling scrap iron, hanging out at the Holiday Gas Station drinking coffee and going to the casino. Dud especially enjoyed hunting with Dana Bruntjens and fishing with his buddy Jim Plouff.

In addition to his wife Lucy, survivors include his father, David (Sue) Jolly, Chesterfield, MI; mother, Barb Bacsick, Hermansville; two sons, David Dahn and David (Amanda) Jolly III, both of Gladstone; three daughters, Cathy (Tim) Seger, Cindy (Scott) Liukkonen and Lacie Bruntjens, all of Gladstone; three brothers, Tim (Connie) Jolly, Detroit, Don (Karen) Emmerson, Traverse City, MI and Curt (Lynn) Gibson, Warren, MI; two sisters, Kelly (Scott) Bellmore, Hermansville and Shelly Emmerson, Chesterfield, MI; four grandchildren, nieces, nephews and cousins.

Friends called Feb. 26 at the Days River Loins Club. Memorial services were held there Feb. 26 with Pastor Dale Ecklid officiating.
 
Barry Malone PDF Print E-mail
Barry D. Malone, 63, W3649 Lake Louise Drive N., Vulcan, died at home, Feb. 26, 2011, after a battle with cancer.

He was born May 9, 1947, in Norway, MI, the son of Edward and Marie (Prue) Malone. Barry was raised in Hermansville and later lived in Carney and graduated from North Central High School. He was employed with Wendrick's Truss, Inc., and was a steelworker when he lived in Texas. Barry was an avid Packer fan and enjoyed fishing and hunting.

He is survived by his children, Laura Malone and Tina Eichhorn both of Hermansville; his mother, Marie (Molly) Malone, Florence, two grandchildren; sisters, Ann (James) Brolin and Jean Clark, Florence, and Kathy (Donald) Ries, Hermansville; brothers, David (Tina) Malone, Hermansville, Michael (Bernie), Powers, and Bruce (Stacy), Milwaukee, nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his father; nephews, Joshua Shepphard and Shaid Ahmed-Butt.

Visitation will be held March 2 from 5 to 7 p.m. (CT) at the Crawford Funeral Chapel in Bark River with memorial service at 7 p.m. with Rev. Christine Bergquist officiating. Memorials may be directed to the family to assist with final expenses. The Crawford Funeral Homes are assisting the family with arrangements.
 
Paul Peterson PDF Print E-mail
Paul G. Peterson, 87, Artesia, NM, died Feb. 17, 2011.

He was born March 24, 1923, in Carney, the son of Gustav and Blanda (Gustafson) Peterson. He married Joyce Dungan in 1942. The couple lived in Wallace for many years be fore moving to New Mexico in 1972. During his life he was a farmer, woodsman, factory worker, country road worker, school maintenance worker, woodworker, builder, gardener, and enjoyed reading.

He is survived by his wife; sons, Dennis Peterson, Giddings, TX, Calvin Peterson, Schweinfurt, Germany, Richard (Sara) Peterson, Tampa, FL, Elwyn (Cara) Peterson, Artesia, NM, James (Becky) Peterson, LaGrange, TX, and Glen (Kammie) Peterson, Mimbres, NM; daughters, Karen (Covan) Downs, Artesia, NM, Shirley (Merle) Brander, Hudson, WI, Diane Peterson and Donna Peterson both of Artesia, NM; sisters, Aileen Kusch, Portland, OR, Gloria (Norman) Newlin and Evelyn (Gordon) Newlin both of Wallace, 20 grand children, 34 great-grand children, two great-great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, five sisters, two brothers, two grand children and one great-grandchild.

A memorial service was held Feb. 21 in Artesia, NM.
 
Timothy Ruleau PDF Print E-mail
Timothy James Ruleau, 66, Wallace, died after a battle with cancer, Feb. 23, 2011, at home.

He was born April 5, 1944, in Menominee, to the late William and Margaret (Sloan) Ruleau. He married Kathy Schlenvogt Jan. 15, 2005, at the Precious Blood Church, Stephenson. Tim served in the US Army for 20 years retiring as sergeant. He then spent 21 years in the Civil Service for the Army in Pueblo. CO, in the Training for Security Division. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, camping and the great outdoors. He especially loved his family.

He is survived by his wife of Wallace; four step-sons, Eric (Lori) Tickler, Luke Tickler (friend, Jessica Eichhorn), Alex, John, and Charles Ruleau; step-daughter, Jane Swanberg; three brothers, Ron (Dawn), John (Debbie), Ken; three sisters, Susan Ruleau, Patty (Charles) Haley, Dawn (Robert) Fergerson, grand children and three great-grandchildren.

Visitation was held Feb. 25 at the Anderson Diehm Funeral Home, Stephenson. Mass of Christian Burial was held Feb. 26, at the Precious Blood Church, Stephenson. Father Corey Litzner officiated. Burial was in the Cedar River Cemetery, Menominee.
 
C. Thomas Schenk PDF Print E-mail
C. Thomas Schenk, 84, formerly of Menominee, died Feb. 21, 2011, in Green Bay.

Tom was born May 12, 1926, in Gladstone, to the late Carl and Isabelle (McCarthy) Schenk. He married Lois La Bombard June 21, 1958, in Menominee. He served in the US Navy during WWII as a radio man. He graduated from Marquette University in 1951. He then worked at Emerson Electric as an electrical engineer. Tom loved golf, hunting, working on the Henes Park project and spending time with his family.

He is survived by his wife; two children, Jodie (Jeff Marto) Schenk, Green Bay, and Tom (Wendy) Schenk, Sussex, WI, four grandchildren; and one sister, Margaret Whitman, Marquette.

Prayer services were held Feb. 24 at the Cadieu Thielen Funeral Home. A Mass of Christian Burial was offered Feb. 25 at Resurrection Parish, Menominee. The Rev. Fr. Michael Chenier officiated. Burial was in the Riverside Cemetery, Menominee. A memorial fund has been established in Tom's name.
 
Reverend William Shepard PDF Print E-mail
Reverend William T. Shepard, 62, Menominee, died at home Feb. 21, 2011, after a battle with cancer.

He was born in Milwaukee March 4, 1948, to the late William and Mary (Klish) Shepard. He married Diane Moore Dec. 26, 1970, in New Berlin, WI. Bill was a Pastor at Bethel Evangelical Lutheran Church for nearly 25 years. He had served a prior parish, Grace Lutheran Church in Monroe, WI. His community activities included Theatre on the Bay, teaching at UW-Marinette, the Civil Air Patrol, Menominee County Chaplin's Program and the Menominee High School Drama Club. He developed the Annual Blessing of the Bikes. Bill was a husband, father, friend, colleague, musician, pastor, theologian, student, pilot, photographer, filmmaker, writer, teacher and child of God.

He is survived by his wife; daughter, Allison Shepard and friends. Along with his parents he was preceded in death by a son, Russell William Shepard.

Memorial services were held at the Bethel Evangelical Lutheran Church, Menominee, Feb. 26. The Rev. Lee Goodwin officiated. Burial was in the Riverside Cemetery, Menominee. The Cadieu Thielen Funeral Home assisted the family. A memorial fund has been established in Pastor Bill's name.
 
John Svinicki PDF Print E-mail
John Lawrence Svinicki, 92, Stephenson, died at his home March 1, 2011, following a very brief illness.

He was born June 30, 1918, in Ironwood, MI, to the late George and Elizabeth (Gasko) Svinicki. John came to Stephenson as a small child with his family and settled on a farm east of Stephenson. He graduated with and was president of the Stephenson High School, Class of 1936. Following high school he attended Milwaukee School of Engineering. John married Helene Bergman June 27, 1942, in Stephenson. She preceded him in death July 2, 2001. He was a founding member of the Stephenson Ski Club and engineered the construction of the ski jump. He spent the war years working for International Harvester in Milwaukee. Following that employment he returned to Stephenson, starting Svinicki Building Company in 1945. In 1954, he started Svinicki Tile Company and stayed actively involved in the business until his death. John was a lifelong learner and had a real passion for reading.

He is survived by two daughters, Julee (Ronald) Nordin, Wallace, Janell (David) Cripps, Scotts, MI; five sons, John G. (Marilla), Austin, TX, James (Eunice), Stephenson, Jeff (Jane), Juneau, AK, J. Michael (Gail) and Joseph (Sherry) both of Daggett, 11 grandchildren, three great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by three brothers and four sisters.

Visitation will be held March 4 after 4 p.m. with parish prayers at 7 p.m. at Anderson Diehm Funeral Home, Stephenson. Visitation will continue March 5 from 10 until 10:45 a.m. at the funeral home. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. at the Precious Blood Church with Father Cory Litzner officiating. Burial will be in Stephenson Township Cemetery.
 
Frank Venstra PDF Print E-mail
Frank Venstra, 83, life long resident of Pembine, WI, died March 1, 2011, at Dickinson Memorial Hospital, Iron Mountain.

He was born April 27, 1927, in Cook County, IL, to the late Frank and Sophia (Leonard) Venstra. Frank served in the US Navy from May 1944, until being honorably discharged May 23, 1946. He married Martha (Ronnie) Marsh Jan. 11, 1947, in Aurora, WI. Frank worked as a superintendent for the Marinette County Highway Department. He was a hunter and golfer. He enjoyed spending time at camp, but above all it was time spent with his family that he en joyed most. Frank was a member of St. Margaret's Catholic Church, Pembine.

He is survived by his wife of Pembine; four daughters, Vicki (Larry) Anderson, Colorado Springs, CO, Sherry (Jim) Normand, Norway, MI, Rhnaye Rhoees, Amberg, WI, and Roxi (Don) DeLaet, Wausaukee, WI; one son, Burry (Ellen), Niagara, WI, 14 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren; three brothers, Art, Howard and Claude Willis; and one sister, Eleanore Willis. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Terri Lou Venstra; and great-grand daughter, Courtney Cole.

Family and friends may call at St. Margaret's Catholic Church, Pembine, March 4, from 11 a.m. until time of Mass of Christian Burial at 1 p.m. Father Matt Settle officiating. Burial will be in Pembine Cemetery. Anderson Diehm Funeral Home, Stephenson, is assisting the family with arrangements.
 
Eunice Veraghen PDF Print E-mail
Eunice E. Veraghen, 84, died Feb. 21, 2011, at Pinecrest Medical Care Facility in Powers.

She was born May 20, 1926, in Bark River Township, daughter of Eugene and Rose (Swille) Derocher. Eunice was raised and attended school in Bark River. On Sept. 19, 1948, she married Walter (Red) Veraghen at Sacred Heart Church in Schaffer. She was employed with Dr. Frenn in Bark River and at Pinecrest Medical Care Facility and later became owner and operator of the Big R Cafe in Powers with her husband, retiring in 1976. Eunice loved her family and friends along with sewing, fishing in Door County for salmon and was an avid Tiger fan.

She is survived by three daughters, Tina (Tom) DeMerse, Green Bay, Karen Busch, Nadeau, Cindy (Blaine) Gadda, Powers; son, John (Sheila) Veraghen, Powers; 16 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren; four sisters, Eileen Perry, Marinette, Emily (Gary) Schneider, Everett, WA, Eugina (Jeanne) (Paul) Campbell, Palmer, AK, Evelyn (Bob) Galecke, Dallas, TX; sisters-in-law, Kathy Derocher, Norma Derocher; and brother-in-law, Harvey Holn. She was preceded in death by her husband Walter; son, Michael; brothers, Edward, Elroy, Eugene Jr., Elmer Erwin and sisters Elaine Brown and Erma Hoin.

Visitation and funeral were held Feb. 24 at St. John Neumann Church in Spalding. Rev. Mike Vichich officiated. Burial was in the Spalding Township Cemetery. The Crawford Funeral Home assisted the family.
 


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