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Obituaries for Menominee County and Surrounding Areas
Charles Perryman PDF Print E-mail
Obituaries - Week of March 4, 2010
Charles J. (Skip) Perryman, 75, Escanaba, died Feb. 23, 2010, at his home.

He was born Aug. 19, 1934, in Escanaba, the son of Charles J. and Emma (Girard) Perryman. Skip attended Escanaba schools and was life-long resident of Escanaba.
On Sept. 23, 1952, he entered into active service of the U.S. Army. Serving during the Korean Conflict, he was awarded the Korean Service Medal with two Bronze Service Stars, ROK Presidential Unit Citation, United Nations Service Medal, National Defense Service Medal, and Sharpshooter Badge. He was honorably discharged Sept. 22, 1955.
Skip worked for 37 years for Chicago North Western Railroad as their conductor and brakeman until his retirement in 1991.
He married Helen M. (Sis) Gallagher, March 30, 1957, at Bethany Lutheran Church in Escanaba.
He loved golf and bus trips to the casinos.

He is survived by two sons, Charles J. (Chuck) Perryman III and Robert (Bert) (Maureen) (Mo), Escanaba; three brothers, Tom, of Powers, Francis M. (Charlotte), Shawano, and Howard (June), Renton, WA; three sisters, Marilyn McGinnis, Escanaba, Carol (John) McMahon, Bark River, and Rose Ann (Dolly) (Ron) Dufour, Escanaba; brother-in-law, Robert (Pam) Gallagher, Escanaba; sisters-in-law, Helga Perryman, Escanaba, and Marilyn (M.D.) Keeton, Denison, TX, nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; wife; brother, James R.; and sister, Shirley (Billie Ann) Makosky.

Visitation and funeral were held Feb. 27 at the Crawford Funeral Home, Escanaba.
Deacon Lew Vailliencourt officiated.
Burial was in Holy Cross Cemetery.
 
Earl Richards PDF Print E-mail
Obituaries - Week of March 4, 2010
Earl John Richards, 84, Marinette, died Feb. 20, 2010, at his home.

He was born June 4, 1925, in Walsh, WI, to the late Godias (George) and Antoinette (Nettie) (La Chapelle) Richards.
Earl attended school in Walsh, and then enlisted in the Marine Corps in 1943 serving in WWII and Korea. He then enlisted in the Air Force in 1957 and served until 1963 at which time he was in the Air Force Reserves until 1974. He worked as a carpenter after his military career and retired from the Wisconsin Carpenter's Union.

He is survived by his wife of 23 years, Julia (Wieting) Richards, Marinette; a daughter, Mary E. (Harry) Ellery, Menominee; two grandchildren, one great-granddaughter, two nephews, two nieces, seven step-children, Dawn Dennis (Ron) Ruleau, Wallace, Annette (Gerald) Schmidt, Alfred (Betty) Dennis and Allen Dennis (Friend Brenda), Wausaukee, Debra (Gary) Harrington, Green Bay, Carla (William) Wotruba, Athlestane, and Julie Berken, Crivitz, 18 step-grandchildren and 29 great-step-grandchildren.
He is preceded in death by his parents and sisters, Catherine, Alvina, Elizabeth (Betty) and Mae; brothers, Phillip, Leo, Amos, Donald and George (Art); first wife, Mildred Blackman (Mary's mother); and one step-son, Daniel Dennis (son of wife, Julia).

According to Earl's wishes, there will be no funeral services.
The family gathered for a memorial Feb. 28.
 
Ross Shaver PDF Print E-mail
Obituaries - Week of March 4, 2010
Ross N. (Bob) Shaver, Menominee, died, Feb. 25, 2010, at the Menominee Care Center.

He was born in Menominee, May 11, 1917, to the late Ross and Minnie (Ihde) Shaver.
Ross graduated from Menominee High School in 1935. He was part owner of Shaver Motor Company until 1977. He then worked for Menominee Box and Lumber Company until his retirement. He was a member of St. James Lutheran Church, where he served on the Council and taught Sunday school. He enjoyed his cabin on the river where he kept a variety of farm animals.

He is survived by two brothers, Edward (Ann) Shaver, and Wes (Alice) Shaver, both of Menominee; a sister, Margaret Inderlied, Phoenix, AZ, nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, and three sisters.

Family and friends called  at Anderson Kell Funeral Home, Menominee. Funeral services were held March 3, in the funeral chapel, with the Pastor Darrel Diers offi ciating.
Burial was in Riverside Cemetery, Menominee.
 
Clarence Wery PDF Print E-mail
Obituaries - Week of March 4, 2010
Clarence J. Wery, 87, Menominee, died Feb. 23, 2010, at Rennes Health Center East, Peshtigo.

He was born Oct. 21, 1922, in Stephenson, to Charles and Rose Wery.
Clarence spent his early life in the Stephenson area before entering the U.S. Army during WWII. He saw combat action in the Pacific Theatre and was awarded the Bronze Star, Silver Star and Purple Heart with Oak Leaf Cluster.
He married Dorothy M. Dietrich May 17, 1947, residing in Menominee for many years. She preceded him in death April 26, 2005.
For many years he operated his own trucking business, working for road construction companies in the Upper Peninsula. He was a member of the Teamsters Union. He maintained his own equipment and repaired and restored tractors for resale. He was an outdoorsman, loved being at his cabin, deer hunting and fishing. He was a member of Holy Redeemer Parish, Birch Creek, and the Menominee American Legion Post.

He is survived by a daughter, Jill (Steve) Messenger, Marinette; a son, Michael Wery, Menominee; four grandchildren, three great-grandchildren; four sisters, Alice Baiel, Marinette, Viola Chatlosh and Josephine Schmidt both of Menominee, and his twin sister, Florence Beyer, Menominee, nieces, nephews and friends.
In addition to his wife, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Felix and Elmer Wery; and  a sister, Martha Coakley.

Friends called at Holy Redeemer Church, Birch Creek, Feb. 27, where A Funeral Mass was offered by Father Joseph Vandannoor.
Burial was in Riverside Cemetery, Menominee.
Hansen-Onion-Martell Funeral Home served the family.
 
Virginia Hanson PDF Print E-mail
Obituaries - Week of February 25, 2010
Virginia Mae Hanson, 81, Stephenson, died Feb. 21, 2010, at Bay Area Medical Center, Marinette.

Virginia Mae Wennergren was born March 4, 1928, in Wallace, to the late Oscar (O.G.) and Mildred D. (Laundree) Wennergren.
She married Byron Hanson June 22, 1949, in Stephenson. He preceded her in death Jan. 14, 1995.
In the fall of 1946, she started her career as a secre tary to the superintendent and bookkeeper for the Stephenson High School, a career lasting 52 years. She was a member of the Precious Blood Catholic Church, American Legion Auxiliary and Stephenson Senior Citizen Housing Board.

She is survived by one brother, Darrell (Mary Jo) Wennergren, Menominee; and one nephew, Lee (Doris) Wennergren, Seattle, WA; and two great-nephews.

Visitation was Feb. 23 at Anderson Diehm Funeral Home, Stephenson. Mass of Christian Burial was Feb. 25 at Precious Blood Catholic Church.
Burial was in Mellen Township Cemetery.
Father Corey Litzner officiated.
 
Joseph Kiefer PDF Print E-mail
Obituaries - Week of February 25, 2010
Joseph (Joe) C. Kiefer, 97, a lifelong resident of Marinette, died Feb. 21, 2010, at the Luther Home.

He was born in Menominee Jan. 18, 1913, the son of Mathias and Susanna (Toussiant) Kiefer.
Joe graduated from Menominee High School in 1932. On July 30, 1938, he married Edna Margaret Nowack of Menominee, at the Epiphany Church.
He worked for Lauerman Brothers in the paint department from 1931 until his retirement. He was a member of Holy Family Parish and the Marinette Knights of Columbus, where he served two terms as Grand Knight. He served as the supervisor on the Town of Peshtigo Board. He was also a member of the Little River Country Club, and worked a number of years in the Pro-Shop.

He is survived by one daughter, Sue (Al)  Ewaldt, Marinette; three sons, Jim (Marge) Kiefer, Dick (Judy) Kiefer, both of Mesa, AZ, and Bob (Eva) Kiefer, Marinette; nine grandchil dren, 16 great-grandchildren, one great-great-step-grandchild; one sister-in-law, Eunice Kiefer, Menominee, nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his wife on April 12, 2006; his parents; five brothers, Frederick (Fritz), Nicholas (Nick), Mathias (Matt), Charles (Charlie) and Frank; four sisters, Katherine (Kate) Wald, Anne Kiefer, Elizabeth (Liz) Terry, and Mary Forssberg.

Friends may call at the Thielen Funeral Home Feb. 25, from 3 until 5 p.m. Funeral services will be held at 5 p.m. with the Rev. Joseph Dorner officiating.
Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery, Menominee.
 
Fredrick Kohrt PDF Print E-mail
Obituaries - Week of February 25, 2010
Fredrick E. Kohrt, 79, Menominee, died Feb. 22, 2010, at Menominee Care Center.

He was born Aug. 18, 1930, in Marinette, to the late William and Alvina (Rettshlag) Kohrt.
Fredrick graduated from Menominee High School Class of 1950. He married Gail Stuart June 16, 1957, in Peshtigo. She preceded him in death Nov. 15, 1998.
He worked at Scott Paper Company for over 33 years, retiring in 1992. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church, Menominee. He loved to fish, do woodworking, and was a Green Bay Packer fan.

He is survived by one daughter, Krystal Kohrt, Stephenson; two sons, Ken (Trisha) Kohrt, Menominee, and Keven (Stacey) Kohrt, Huxley, IA, four grandchildren; and special friend, Shirley Enderby.

Funeral services for Fredrick will be held at the Cadieu-Thielen Funeral Home Feb. 25, at 6 p.m. Friends may call at the funeral home from 4 p.m. until time of services. The Rev. Phil Tousley will officiate.
Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery, Menominee.
A memorial fund has been established in Fredrick's name.
 
Mildred Orley PDF Print E-mail
Obituaries - Week of February 25, 2010
Mildred L. Orley, 86 Wallace, died Feb. 17, 2010, at Roubal Care and Rehab Center.

She was born Nov. 19, 1923, in Stephenson, to the late Albert, Sr. and Lucille Mae (Desjarlais) Orley.
She worked as a police crossing guard in Chicago for many years. Mildred en joyed bowling, planting flowers and Sunday trips to the casino. Time spent with her grandchildren is what she enjoyed most. She was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary.

She is survived by two daughters, Judith Daniels, Greenfield, WI, and Joan Janis, Hastings, MN; one son, Thomas Bruso, Oakland, CA, five grand children, 11 great-grand children and one great-great-grandchild; three brothers, Albert Orley Jr., Madison, WI, and Gerald and James Orley, both of Menominee; two sisters, Elaine Walcher, FL, and Nancy, nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her companion, Louis Sinnott, along with three brothers and three sisters.

Visitation will be held  at Anderson Diehm Funeral Home Feb. 24 from 2 p.m. until time of funeral service at 4 p.m with Father Corey Litzner officiating.
Burial will be in Bethlehem Covenant Church Cemetery.
A memorial fund has been established in Mildred's name for the Paralyzed Veterans and Cancer Research.
 
Grace Parrett PDF Print E-mail
Obituaries - Week of February 25, 2010
Grace M. Parrett, 94, Stephenson, died, Feb. 19, 2010, at Roubal Care and Rehab, Stephenson.

Grace Merle Phillippo was born May 24, 1915, to the late Claude and Alta (Ziese) Phillippo in Wausaukee.
She married Kenneth Parrett July 3, 1959, in Stephenson. He preceded her in death Nov. 19, 2000.
She was an active member of Stephenson United Methodist Church and United Methodist Women. She also was a member of the Eastern Star. Grace worked for many years at the Ben Franklin Store, retiring in 1976.

She is survived by nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by one sister, Blanche Lindstrom; and three broth ers, Roy, Fred and Harold.

Services: Feb. 24 at Stephenson United Methodist Church. Visitation starting at 9:30 a.m. with an Eastern Star service at 10:45 a.m. and funeral service at 11 a.m. with Rev. Jim Mathews of ficiating.
Burial will be in Stephenson Township Cemetery.
Anderson Diehm Funeral Home is assisting the family.
 
Gertrude Cusack PDF Print E-mail
Obituaries - Week of February 18, 2010
Gertrude A. Cusack, 94, Marinette, died Feb. 8, 2010, at Rennes Health Care Center East.

She was born Dec. 9, 1915, to the late Arthur and Gertrude (Behnke) Olsen in Marinette.
Gert graduated from Our Lady of Lourdes High School and worked for her family owned business, Olsen's Restaurant in Marinette. She moved to Milwaukee to attend beauty school. Gert married Edgar Cusack Dec. 29, 1951, in Manitowoc. He preceded her in death Nov. 16, 2001. They resided in Milwaukee until 1966, when they moved back to Marinette and established Ed & Gert's Cusack's Tap, which they ran for 35 years. She was a member of the Marinette County Tavern League and Holy Family Parish. She enjoyed traveling, bowling, ice skating, reading, cooking, working crossword puzzles, saying the Rosary daily and spending time with her family.

Gert is survived by three daughters, Jacqueline (Gene) Lassiter, Alexander, AR, Debbie (fiancé Gerald Bertrand) Schahczenski, Menominee and Patti (Mark) Rehwinkel, Marinette; a brother, Alton Olsen Sr.; two sisters-in-law; Peggy Dean and Marge Jarisch; nine grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; seven great-great-grandchildren.
In addition to her husband she was preceded in death by a brother, Gerald Olsen; brother-in-law, Dave Dean; sister-in-law, Ruth Olsen; sons-in-law: Arvid Schahczenski and Harvey Whitton.

Friends called at the Thielen Funeral Home. A Funeral Mass was held Feb. 13 at Holy Family Parish - Our Lady of Lourdes Church with Rev. Joseph Dorner officiating.
 
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