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Obituaries for Menominee County and Surrounding Areas
Grace Engel PDF Print E-mail
Obituaries - Week of June 09, 2011
Grace Engel, 86, formerly of Bark River, died May 28, 2011, at Pinecrest Medical Care Facility, Powers.

She was born May 19, 1925, in Menominee, the daughter of Wilbur N. and Wilma H. (Knuth) Toutloff. Grace graduated in 1943, from high school in Menominee. On Aug. 9, 1944, she married Arnold R. Engel at the Airforce Base in Pueblo, CO. He preceded her in death. She was employed for six years as the continuity director for WMAM, NBC radio; four years as publicity director for the UP State Fair and eight years as regional secretary for the Michigan Department of State. Grace retired in 1979. She was a member of the Moravian Church and Audubon Society.

She is survived by her son, Richard Engel, and daughter, Frances Kutha, both of Bark River; two grandsons, two great-granddaughters; sister, Carol (Ted) Rydell, Pound, and Pat Nielsen, Marinette, and friends.

Private services will be held at a later date. The Crawford Funeral Homes assisted the family with arrangements.
 
Edmond Bouty PDF Print E-mail
Obituaries - Week of June 09, 2011
Edmond (Ed) A. Bouty, 87, Spalding, died June 5, 2011, at Pinecrest Medical Care Facility, Powers.

He was born Nov. 16, 1923, to the late Alexander and Emma (Gunville) Bouty in Spalding. On April 17, 1947, he married June D. Bellefeuil at St. Francis Xavier Church, Spalding. After graduating from high school he served in the U.S. Army. He later served overseas for 18 months with the 8th Air Force during WWII. Ed was one of the original men to help in the organization of the Spalding Township Fire Department and he became one of the first members. He was a member of the American Legion Post 244 for 66 years, the 40 et 8 for 50 years and the Lions Club. He spent 40 years as a gas delivery man. He volunteered his time and did charitable work in the area. Ed also loved being in the woods, playing cards, spending time with his family and cookouts. He is survived by his wife; five children, Jim (Sandi) Bouty, Richard (Paula) Bouty, Mary (friend, Larry Bates) Bouty, Mike (Pam) Bouty and Cindy (Tim) Meiner; one sister, Helen Weissert, nine grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; one son, Thomas Bouty; one daughter, Janet Robinson; and two sisters, Evelyn Cory and Betty Sommers.

Mass of Christian Burial was held June 7 at St. John Neumann Church, Spalding, with Fr. Michael Vichich officiating. Burial was in the Spalding Township Cemetery. The Allo Coolman Funeral Homes assisted the family. Visit http://www.allofh.com to send condolences.
 
Loraine Bickel PDF Print E-mail
Obituaries - Week of June 09, 2011
Loraine E. Bickel, 83, Oconto, died May 31, 2011, at home.

She was born Nov. 12, 1927, in Waupaca, to the late Earl and Alice (Van Hulle) Walsh. Loraine attended Lena High School until her junior year and graduated from Oconto High School in 1945. She married Gordon Bickel Feb. 8, 1946, at St. Peter's Catholic Church, Oconto. Together they raised 11 children and farmed for many years in the towns of Oconto and Pensaukee. Loraine enjoyed spending time with her family, friends, bowling, playing cards, traveling and horseback riding in her younger years. She was a lifelong member of St. Peter's Catholic Church, and later a member of Holy Trinity Parish, Oconto.

She is survived by 11 children, Sandy (Tom) Leisch, Oconto, Dawn (John) Mastejko, Menominee, Scott (Chris), Oconto, Angela (Dale) Monnette, Oconto, Jeff, Coleman, Mathew (Cindy), Peshtigo, Carolyn (Terry) Uhl, Coleman, Sheila (David) Denowski, Beaver, Christopher (Karen), Menominee, Terry, Windsor, WI, and Nick (Jeannie), Pensaukee, 26 grandchildren, two step-grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren; two brothers-in-law, Jerry (Delores) Bickel, Oconto, Frank Bickel, Oconto; one sister-in-law, Shirley Bickel (Dave Swearingen), Oconto, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, July 27, 2003; a brother-in-law, Norman Bickel; a sister-in-law, Donna Bickel; and two infant grandchildren.

Friends called at Rhodes Charapata Funeral Home, Oconto. Mass of Christian Burial was held June 6 at Holy Trinity Catholic Church, Father Tim Bickel officiated. Burial was at Oconto Catholic Cemetery.
 
Barbara Bengston PDF Print E-mail
Obituaries - Week of June 09, 2011
Barbara Ellen Bengston, 69, Menominee, died June 1, 2011, at UW-Madison Hospital.

She was born in North Dakota, July 26, 1941, to the late Dr. Nils and Ruth Agneberg. Barbara attended St. John's grade school in Montana and was a 1959 graduate of Menominee High School. She was a member of the Red hat Society, a Maroon and Green Bay Packer fan and a caregiver to various establishments throughout the community. She loved her family, friends and pets.

She is survived by her sons, Gilbert Brian Bengston, Menominee, and Craig George (Maria) Bengston, Las Vegas, NV; daughter, Barbara Anne (Jeffery) Sanders, Menominee; brothers, Dr. Paul (Penny) Pease, and Kim (Jeannie) Agneberg, eight grandchildren, one great-granddaughter, a niece and nephews.

She was preceded in death by a brother, Nils Agneberg, Jr.; and a brother-in-law, Gilbert McGuire Bengston.

Services will be held at Resurrection Church June 9, with memorial service starting at 9 a.m. Mass will be held at 11 a.m. A luncheon will follow the service. Burial will be at Riverside Cemetery.
 
Pearl Smith PDF Print E-mail
Obituaries - Week of June 02, 2011
Pearl L. Smith, 85, formerly of Wallace, died May 31, 2011, at the Luther Home, Marinette, where she resided for the past six years.

Pearl Peterson was born Feb. 21, 1926, in Beresford, SD, to the late Arthur and Elvina (Olson) Peterson. On July 29, 1954, she married Howard Smith in Floodwood, MN. He preceded her in death Nov. 23, 2003. Pearl graduated from Concordia University in Moorhead, MN, with a bachelor's degree in Liberal Arts and from the University of Wisconsin with a bachelor's degree in Library Science. She was head li brarian for the Menominee County Library for many years. She enjoyed music and playing the piano. Pearl was a member of Bethel Mission Covenant Church where she served as librarian and Sunday school teacher. She was supportive of Christian mission.

She is survived by her daughter, Laura (Edward) Ellcey, Ypsilanti, MI; son, David (Rae Ellen) Smith, Green Bay, five grandchildren; two sisters, Helen (Reverend Don) Johnson, Sparta, MI, and Clara (Warren) Newlin, Wallace, nieces, nephews and other relatives. She was preceded in death by two brothers, Reverend Arthur Peterson and Reverend Donald Peterson.

Visitation will be held June 3 at Anderson Diehm Funeral Home, Stephenson, from 12:30 p.m. until time of funeral service at 1 p.m. Reverend Jon Lindt officiating. Burial will follow in Mellen Township Cemetery. Donations may be made to the American Cancer Society.
 
Gloria Schetter PDF Print E-mail
Obituaries - Week of June 02, 2011
Gloria Mae Schetter, 78, Carney, formerly of Marquette, died in Tucson, AZ, after a short illness, May 23, 2011.

She was born May 6, 1933, in Chicago, IL, to the late Hugo and Elizabeth (Liddy) Berger. She graduated from St. Scolastica High School with the Class of 1951. On Aug. 1, 1953, she married Donald (Jug Head) Schetter, at St. Bruno's Catholic Church, Nadeau. They lived in Evanston, IL, for many years and then migrated to Marquette. Gloria worked as a cook at St. Michael's School while her husband raised their 10 children. Following retirement, she and her husband resided in Carney and wintered in Tucson. She enjoyed cooking, spending time with her grandchildren, hosting the Annual Schetter Bridge Walk, going to bingo (The Office), playing cards, and spending time with friends. She loved God and was committed to the Catholic Church.

She is survived by her husband; 10 children, Nancy Antilla, Marquette, Jean (Jeff) McDonald, Wadsworth, IL, Donald Jr. (Becky) Schetter, Carney, James (Tina) Schetter, Carney, Mary (Greg) Anderla, Wisconsin Dells, Michael (Dawn) Schetter, Carney, Cathy (Randy) Pickens, Okinawa, Japan, Thomas Schetter, Carney, Steven Schetter, Carney, and Joseph (Mindy) Schetter, Marquette, 30 grandchildren, six great-grandchildren; sister, Dolores (Dick) Canfield; and sisters-in-law, Mary (Bob) Berg and Sue (Norman) Bodwell. She was preceded in death by her parents; infant son, Donald Jr. Schetter; granddaughter, Lisa Schetter; and brothers-in-law, Robert Schetter and Wilbur Runge.

Family and friends called at Anderson Diehm Funeral Home, Stephenson. Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated May 28 at St. Bruno's Catholic Church, Nadeau. Father Michael Vichich officiated. Burial was in Nadeau Township Cemetery. A memorial fund has been established in Gloria's name.
 
Judith Lippens PDF Print E-mail
Obituaries - Week of June 02, 2011
Judith Ann (Geb) Lippens, 67, Escanaba, died Oct. 4, 2010.

She was born Aug. 15, 1943, in Escanaba, daughter of Peter and Ruth (Gerdeen) Geb. Judith graduated from Escanaba High School in 1961. She attended beauty school and became a professional hair dresser.

Survivors include daughters, Maria Wendt, Rapid River, Wendy Lippens, Gaylord, MI; twin sister, Janet Geb Nelson, Powers; two grandsons and a nephew.

A memorial service was held May 29 at the Salvation Army with Major. William Cox officiating. Anderson Funeral Home assisted the family. On-line condolences may be sent to the family at http://www.andersonfuneralhomes.net
 
Arliss LaFave PDF Print E-mail
Obituaries - Week of June 02, 2011
Arliss P. LaFave, 79, died May 25, 2011, at Pinecrest Medical Care Facility, Powers.

He was born Feb. 12, 1932, in Wilson, son of John and Esther (Myrvall) LaFave. Arliss was raised in Wilson and attended Wilson and Harris schools. In 1948, he married Pricilla Holochwost at St. Francis Xavier in Powers. She preceded him in death March 9, 2004. He owned and operated LaFave Trucking, retiring in 1978. Arliss enjoyed fishing, camping, mowing the lawn, small engine rebuilding and being in the woods. He loved being with his family.

He is survived by his children, Tim LaFave, Wilson, John (Cheryl Rochon) LaFave, Wilson, Arliss Mark (Debbie) LaFave, Wilson, Carmel LaFave, Gladstone, Terry (Maggie) LaFave, Wilson, 25 grand children and 25 great-grand children; two sisters, Lillian Johnson, Gladstone and Elmie (Leonard) Dombrowski, nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Charles; sisters, Gladys Kositzke, Beda Thinglum, Mae Chelmecki; and her infant twin sister, Annie LaFave, Ella LaFave; and infants, Emily and Andrew.

Visitation and funeral were held May 31 at St. John Neumann Church in Spalding. Rev. Mike Vichich officiated. Burial was in the Spalding Township Cemetery. The Crawford Funeral Homes assisted the LaFave family.
 
Marlene Larson PDF Print E-mail
Obituaries - Week of June 02, 2011
Marlene K. (Marcin) Larson, 58, Marinette, died May 24, 2011, at home.

She was born June 25, 1952, in Chicago, IL, to Jerome and Caroline Marcin. She moved with her family to Cedar River, where she spent most of her life. She was a graduate of Stephenson High School, Class of 1970.

She is survived by her husband, Roger Larson; a daughter and son-in-law, Shaina Marcin and Scott Nielson, Marinette; a grand daughter; step-son, Kevin Larson, Madison; an aunt and uncle, Marcella and Richard Marcin, and cousins. She was preceded in death by her parents.

A memorial visitation for family and friends was held May 27 at Hansen Onion Martell Funeral Home, Marinette.
 
Kenneth Derouin, Sr. PDF Print E-mail
Obituaries - Week of June 02, 2011
Kenneth L. Derouin, Sr., 65, Marinette, died May 23, 2011, at Bay Area Medical Center.

He was born July 2, 1945, in Menominee to William (Bill) and Doris Derouin. Ken spent his early years in Menominee and attended Menominee schools. He entered the United States Army in 1967 and was a veteran of the Vietnam War. During the war, he was cited for heroism and awarded the Army Commendation Medal with a V as well as other honor commendations. Ken later served in the Wisconsin and Michigan National Guards. He was employed for over 30 years by Giddings & Lewis Foundry in Menominee until the plant closed. In his retirement, he enjoyed playing horse shoes, fishing, darts and traveling with his sister Ramona. He was a member of Holy Family Parish.

He is survived by two children, Kenneth (Kim Stiebohr) Derouin, Jr., and Kimberly (Terry) Timm, both of Menominee; four grandchildren; one sister, Ramona Hansen, Marinette, with whom he resided; one brother, Richard (Barbara) Derouin, Marinette. He was preceded in death by his parents, a sister, Lorraine Lueskow, and three brothers, Donald, David and William Derouin.

Friends called at Hansen-Onion-Martell Funeral Home, Marinette, where services were held May 27. Burial was in Forest Home Cemetery.
 
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