Miscellaneous Sheboygan County, Wisconsin Obituaries

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Elaine A. Bender
Elaine A. Bender, age 70, died Friday, October 13, 2000, at Rocky Knoll Health Care Facility, where she had been a resident since 1991.
Elaine was born February 23, 1930. She was the daughter of Edwin and Alma (Anger) Schuette. She lived on the family farm in Cleveland and graduated from Central High School in 1948. On July 23, 1949, she married Robert Bender. Elaine enjoyed bowling and crafts, and had been an employee of the Kohler Company.
She is survived by four sons, Robert Bender, Jr. of Howards Grove, Mark (Beverly) Bender of Plymouth, Michael Bender of Sheboygan and Brian (Jill) Bender of Sheboygan; three grandchildren, Jennifer Bender of Sheboygan Falls, Mark (Christina) Bender of Sheboygan and Nicole (Eric) Rasmussen of Sheboygan and four great-grandchildren, Matthew, Brandon, Hillary and Spencer Rasmussen of Sheboygan. She is further survived by three brothers, Ellsworth (Peggy) Schuette of Cleveland, Kenneth (Vi) Schuette of Roberts Lake, WI, Adrian (Vi) Schuette of Sheboygan; one sister, Eunice Leahy of Howards Grove and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents and a sister, Helen Lindow.
Private family services were held at Lippert Funeral Home. Interment was in St. John's Cemetery, Cleveland.

Marian J. Braun
Mrs. Marian J. Braun, age 67, wife of Dominic, of 129 Park Ave., passed away Friday morning, October 6, 2000, at Sheboygan Memorial Medical Center.
Born July 31, 1933, in Wayside, WI, Marian was a daughter of Joseph W. and Louise Otto Beimborn. On May 25, 1955, she married Dominic Braun at Zion Lutheran Church in Morrison, WI, and the couple moved to Sheboygan in 1955.
Marian was a caring wife, mother and homemaker. She had worked at Wigwam Mills for a number of years during the early years of the marriage. She was a member of St. Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church.
She is survived by her husband, Dominic; four children, Karen (Jeffrey) Post, James, Debra and Susie Braun, all of Sheboygan; four grandchildren, Angela, Nathaniel and Christopher Post, and Randall Voss; two sisters, Verona Eichorst of Shirley, WI, and Josephine Hassemer of Wayside; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents; a brother, Robert; and a sister, Ramona.
A memorial service for Marian will be held at St. Paul Ev. Lutheran Church, 1818 N. 13th St., on Tuesday, Oct. 10, at 4:00 p.m. The Rev. Alan Kretschmar, pastor, will officiate. Visitation will be at the CHURCH, on Tuesday, from 1:00 p.m. until the hour of the service.
In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund will be established in her name.
The Lippert Funeral Home has been entrusted with arrangements. 

George J. Felsher
George J. Felsher, age 77, of Mill St., Plymouth, WI, died Monday, October 23, 2000, at Sheboygan Memorial Medical Center.
Born July 21, 1923, in Algiers, LA, George was the son of the late Robert and Eugenia Dalier Felsher. He served in the U.S. Navy during W.W. II from 1942 to 1946 in the Asiatic-Pacific Theater. He married Marie Sand in New Orleans, LA in 1946.
George is survived by three sons, Corby (Margie) of Sheboygan Falls, Michael (Cindy) of Hartland, WI, and John (Diane) of Denver, CO; seven grandchildren, Corby,Tracey, Allyson, Geoffry, Peter, Jenna and Christopher; and three great-grandchildren, Alexandra, Audrey and Drew. He enjoyed life.
Inurnment will take place in Sheboygan Falls Cemetery. 
There will be no services or visitation at Lippert Funeral Home which has been entrusted with arrangements.

Marie Yurk Gutschow
Marie Yurk Gutschow, 88, of Sheboygan, died peacefully on Friday, December 8, 2000, at Morningside Health Care Center.
She was born March 18, 1912 in the city of Sheboygan. On August 15, 1931, she was united in marriage to Lawrence Gutschow in Sheboygan. The couple made their home in Sheboygan and he preceded her in death on January 3, 1986 at the age of 80.
In 1947, Lawrence and Marie started the company, Larry's Distributing, in Sheboygan. They enjoyed the time spent in the beverage business until their retirement in 1974. They were members of St. Paul Ev. Lutheran Church. 
Survivors include her son and daughter-in-law, Robert Lawrence and Donna Gutschow ; seven grandchildren, Todd and Tyson Gutschow, Pamela Decker, Lisa Crocker, Kathy Reineking, Laurie Burns and Patty Gutschow; eighteen great-grandchildren and a great-great-grandchild. She was preceded in death by her parents; a son, James Gutschow; and a granddaughter, Lynn Gutschow.
The funeral service for Marie will be held at 6:00 p.m. Wednesday, December 13, at Lippert Funeral Home, 1132 Superior Ave., with Pastor Alan Kretschmar, of St. Paul Ev. Lutheran Church, officiating. Relatives and friends are welcome at the funeral home, on Wednesday, from 4:00 p.m. until the time of service. Interment will take place in Greenlawn Memorial Park, Town of Sheboygan.
In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund, in the name of Marie Gutschow, will be established for St. Paul Ev. Lutheran Church.

Gary W. Kaesermann
Gary W. Kaesermann, 53, of 1505 N. 23rd Street, passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, December 13, 2000, at his home.
Born July 19, 1947, in Sheboygan, Gary was a son of Wilbert W. and Elaine H. Sachse Kaesermann. He attended Farnsworth Elementary and was a graduate of Sheboygan South High School, Class of 1965. In June of 1965, he was united in marriage to Jeri Sue Pickhardt in Sheboygan.
On August 13, 1965, he enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps. He was a Corporal, stationed at Camp Pendleton, CA. He served his country in Vietnam and was wounded in combat in May of 1967. Gary was awarded the National Defense Service Medal, Vietnamese Service Medal, Vietnamese Campaign Medal, Purple Heart, Presidential Citation, Marksmanship Badge, Meritorious Unit Commendation, Combat Action Ribbon and the Good Conduct Medal. He was a member of the D.A.V. Jensen-Van Thrulen Post 15.
Gary was most recently employed by the Kohler Company, retiring in September of 1999. He previously worked for the Kingsbury Brewing Co. and the Sheboygan County Sheriffs Department from 1971 to 1981. He enjoyed hunting, reading and playing golf.
He is survived by his two children, Cory Kaesermann, Mesa AZ, Matthew Kaesermann, Milwaukee, WI; his parents, Wilbert and Elaine Kaesermann, Sheboygan; two sisters and a brother, Gail (Kevin) Dickfoss, Sheboygan, Julie (Robert) Justinger, Sheboygan, John Kaesermann, Philomath, OR; other relatives and many friends. He was preceded in death by his maternal and paternal grandparents.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, December 16, 2000 at Lippert Funeral Home, 1132 Superior Ave. Relatives and friends are welcome at the funeral home on Saturday from 9:00 a.m. until the time of service. Interment will be in Greenlawn Memorial Park with military rites by D.A.V. Post 15.
A memorial fund has been established in his name.

Leona H. Kluczinske
Leona H. Kluczinske, age 95, formerly of 2119 Erie Ave., passed away Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2000, at Sheboygan Progressive Care Center where she had been a resident for the past six years.
Born Sept. 27, 1905, in Kiel, WI, she was the daughter of the late Charles and Minnie (Collin) Ladwig. She attended Kiel schools and later Sheboygan Business College. On Jan. 29, 1927, she married Rehnold Kluczinske of Manitowoc. They made their home in Milwaukee.
Leona was employed for 21 years by EMCO Credit Union of Milwaukee, until retiring in 1968. The couple then made their home in Rhinelander where he preceded her in death on April 23, 1979. She then moved to Sheboygan to be closer to her family.
She was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church and the Trinity Ladies' Auxiliary. She belonged to a monthly card club.
Leona is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Lee and Joanne of Sheboygan; six grandchildren, Debra (John) Lawrence of Sheboygan, David (Marlene) Kluczinske of Mequon, Denise (Philip) Plesetz of Francis Creek, Darcy (Jon) Bub of Sheboygan, Robert (Wanda) and Thomas Kluczinske of Milwaukee; eleven great-grandchildren and two great-great-granddaughters. She was also preceded in death by her son, Dale. 
The funeral service for Leona will be held at Lippert Funeral Home, 1132 Superior Ave., on Friday, Dec. 8, at 12:00 noon with the Rev. Timothy J. Mech, Pastor of Trinity Lutheran Church, officiating. Visitation will be at the funeral home, on Friday, from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the service. Interment will be in Valhalla Memorial Gardens, Milwaukee. 
A memorial fund, in the name of Leona H. Kluczinske, will be established for Lutheran High School.

Arlene C. Knier
Arlene C. Knier, age 63, of 2224 N. 24th St., beloved wife of Kenneth B. Knier, passed away at her home on Tuesday, October 3, 2000.
Born July 24, 1937, in Town of Meeme, Manitowoc County, Arlene was a daughter of Alvis M. and Alice Schnell Salm. She attended St. Fidelis Catholic School in Spring Valley and graduated from Kiel High School in 1955. On December 28, 1957, she married Kenneth B. Knier at St. Fidelis Catholic Church in Spring Valley. The couple moved to Sheboygan in 1959.
Arlene was a self-employed seamstress for many years, retiring in August of 1999. She attended U.W. - Sheboygan as a senior adult student and was a tutor for the Literacy Council of Sheboygan. She belonged to several Bridge clubs, enjoyed traveling, Spanish studies and interior decorating. She was communicant of St. Dominic Catholic Parish.
Arlene is survived by her husband, Kenneth; three children, Rory Knier and his wife, Susan, of Cleveland, WI, Cynthia Palm and her husband, Wayne, of Sheboygan, and Maria Knier and her husband, Timothy Theobald, of Milwaukee; six grandchildren, Amanda Knier, Brad Palm, Melanie Knier, Stephanie Palm, Adam Knier and Tony Knier; her parents, Alvis and Alice Salm of Town of Meeme; her sister, Geri Karls of Sheboygan; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her sister, LaVerne Alme, and brother-in-law, Alex Karls.
A Mass of Christian Burial for Arlene will be celebrated at St. Dominic Catholic Church, N. 21st St. and Geele Ave., on Saturday, October 7, at 11:00 a.m., with the Rev. James Jarumbo, Pastor, as celebrant. Relatives and friends are welcome at the CHURCH, on Saturday, beginning at 9:00 a.m. Inurnment of her cremated remains will take place in The Chapel of Eternal Light Mausoleum of Greenlawn Memorial Park. 
In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund, in the name of Arlene C. Knier will be established for the Literacy Council of Sheboygan.

Arnold A. Kriplean
Arnold A. Kriplean, 103, formerly of 620 Bell Ave., died Monday, December 11, 2000, at Sunny Ridge Nursing Home. 
Born February 24, 1897, in Sheboygan Falls, Arnold was a son of the late John and Louise (Dahmer) Kriplean. He attended Sheboygan Falls Public Schools and Sheboygan Vocational School. On June 16, 1923, he was united in marriage to Esther Piening at St. Paul Ev. Lutheran Church. The couple was married for 65 years before Esther preceded him in death on October 25, 1988.
Arnold served his country during WW I in the U. S. Army. On November 10, 2000, during the Veterans Recognition Ceremony held at Sunny Ridge, he was recognized as the last remaining W.W. I Veteran in Sheboygan County. 
Mr. Kriplean worked as a carpenter with his brother, Edwin, at Kriplean and Putz and then later worked for Schleider and Schneider Construction.
Arnold was a member of St. Paul Ev. Lutheran Church where he served was a past Trustee and as a board member of St. Paul's School for many years. He was also a member of Aid Association for Lutherans.
He is survived by his daughter, Nyla Steinbruecker; three grandchildren, Mary and Kerry Smith, Phil and Martha Steinbruecker, John and Kathy Steinbruecker; and four great grandchildren, Jessica and Aaron Smith, Luke and Leah Steinbruecker. In addition to his wife and parents, he was preceded in death by his sister, Alice Grasse; brother, Edwin Kriplean; and son-in-law, Roger Steinbruecker.
Funeral services for Arnold will be held at 6:00 p.m. on Thursday, December 14, at St. Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church, N. 13th St. & Lincoln Ave., with Pastors Alan Kretschmar and Bert Thompson co-officiating. Relatives and friends are welcome at the church, on Thursday, from 4:00 p.m. until the time of the service. Interment will take place in Sheboygan Falls Cemetery.
A memorial fund has been established in his name for St. Paul Ev. Lutheran Church.

Melvin M. Meyer
Melvin M. Meyer, age 85, of 2023 N. 13th Street, passed away, Sunday, October 22, 2000, at Sunny Ridge Nursing Home.
Born August 26, 1915 in Sheboygan, Melvin was a son of August M. and Minnie Krepsky Meyer. On August 28, 1937, he was united in marriage to Lucille G. Wilberscheid at St. Peter Claver Catholic Church. He served in the U.S. Army during W.W.II and was stationed at Fort Bragg, NC.
He was a truck driver for Motor Transport Co. for over 20 years, retiring in 1972. He was a communicant of Holy Name of Jesus Catholic Church. Melvin loved his family, especially his grandchildren, and enjoyed wood working.
Besides his wife Lucille, Melvin is survived by his three children, Dennis (Susan) and Donald (Mary), both of Sheboygan, and Rose Marie (Thomas) Blum of Green Bay; three grandchildren, Aaron Blum, Stacey and Matthew Meyer; a brother, Jerry (Marilyn) Meyer, Crandon, WI; other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, a granddaughter and a sister.
A Mass of Christian Burial for Melvin M. Meyer will be celebrated at 12:00 p.m. on Wednesday, October 25, at Holy Name of Jesus Catholic Church, 807 Superior Ave. with the Rev. Edward F. Monroe, CSsR, as celebrant. Interment will take place at Calvary Cemetery. Relatives and friends are welcome at the CHURCH, on Wednesday, from 10:30 until the time of the mass.
A memorial has been established in his name.
The Lippert Funeral Home has been entrusted with the arrangements.

Delores M. Schetter
Delores M. Schetter, 76, formerly of 909 Ontario Ave., passed away at St. Nicholas Hospital, with her family at her side, on Tuesday, October 10, 2000, following a lengthy illness.
Delores was born April 27, 1924, in Beaver Dam, WI, to the late Arthur and Frances Keller Tews. The family moved to Sheboygan when she was a young child. She attended Pigeon River School and graduated from Central High School.
On May 17, 1947, she and Clarence E. Schetter were united in marriage at St. Dominic Catholic Church. The couple lived at 2332 North Ave. and were married for 16 years when Clarence preceded her in death on January 9. 1964.
She was a communicant of St. Dominic Catholic Parish. She enjoyed reading, crafts, seasonal decorating, playing Skat and spending time with her family.
Delores is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Joseph and Kathryn Schetter of Sheboygan Falls; two sisters, Gladys Sommersberger of Howards Grove and Evelyn (Gerald) Lieske of Sheboygan; a brother, Donald (Helen) Tews of Sheboygan; three brothers-in-law, Raymond (Tillie) Schetter of Elkhart Lake, Edmond (Clarice) Schetter of Longboat Key, FL, and John "Jack" (Beverly) Schetter of Las Vegas, NV; and two sisters-in-law, Pearl Schetter of Sheboygan and Marlene Tews of Appleton, WI. She is further survived by many nieces, nephews, greatnieces, greatnephews, other relatives and friends. In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by her daughter, Judith Schetter on March 21, 2000, a sister, two brothers, two brothers-in-law and a nephew.
Funeral services for Delores will be held at Lippert Funeral Home, 1132 Superior Ave., on Saturday, October 14, at 12:00 noon. The Rev. James Jarumbo, Pastor of St. Dominic Catholic Church, will officiate. Visitation will be at the funeral home, on Saturday, from 10:00 a.m. until the hour of the service. Interment will take place in Calvary Cemetery.
A memorial fund will be established in the name of Delores M. Schetter.

Carol Mae Schroeder
Carol Mae Schroeder, 71, 0f 1404 Geele Ave., passed away, following a brief illness, on Wednesday, December 13, 2000, with her loving family at her bedside.
Born September 9, 1929, in Sheboygan, Carol was a daughter of the late Edwin Raasch and Eleanor Federer Raasch Mohs. On May 8, 1948, she married Paul G. Schroeder, Sr. in Sheboygan. He preceded her in death on February 21, 1990.
She was a member of St. Paul Ev. Lutheran Church. She enjoyed reading, doing crossword puzzles and listening to Packer games. She especially enjoyed spending time with her children and grandchildren.
Carol is survived by six children, Sandra (Frederic) Fischer of Sheboygan, Paul Schroeder, Jr. of Woodland Hills, CA, Marlene Grunow and Debra (Ron) Benton, both of Sheboygan, Randall (Nanette) Schroeder of Easley, SC, Lisa (Scott) Zittel of Sheboygan; and nine grandchildren, Mike (special friend, Cheryl), Hannah, Amber, Amanda, Aaron, Rebecca, Andy, Derrick and Danielle. In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by an infant son, step-father, Edgar Mohs, and son-in-law, Gerald Grunow.
The funeral service for Carol will be held at Lippert Funeral Home, 1132 Superior Ave., on Friday, December 15, at 11:00 a.m. Pastor Bert Thompson, of St. Paul Ev. Lutheran Church, will officiate. Visitation will be at the funeral home on Thursday, from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. and on Friday, from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the service. Interment will take place in Greenlawn Memorial Park, Town of Sheboygan.
A memorial fund, in the name of Carol Mae Schroeder, will be established for St. Paul Ev. Lutheran Church.

"On Earth There Is No Other"
There is but one and only one,
Whose love will fail you never.
One who lives from sun to sun,
With constant fond endeavor.
There is but one and only one,
On earth there is no other.
In heaven a noble work was done,
When God gave us a Mother.  

Harold E. Ahrens
Harold E. Ahrens, age 82, formerly of 2810 S. 11th St., died Friday, January 26, 2001, at Sunny Ridge Nursing Home where he had been a resident since October 2000. He previously had been a resident of Harmony House for 1 1/2 years. 
He was born November 5, 1918, in Sheboygan, the son of the late William E. and Elsie Arndt Ahrens. He graduated from Central High School and served in the U.S. Army during WW II in the European Theater.
On May 9, 1947, Harold and Leila M. Burkhardt were united in marriage in Dubuque, IA. She preceded him in death on April 26, 1996.
He was employed at Hayssen Mfg. Co. for 30 years, retiring in March of 1982. He was a member of Our Savior's Lutheran Church. He also was a member of V.F.W. Wolf-Olson Post No. 1230. He had belonged to Riverdale Golf Club, Kohler Skat Club, participated in several Senior Citizen bowling leagues and enjoyed going to the Senior Center.
Harold is survived by his son and daughter-in-law, Dale and Dianne of Howards Grove; his daughter and son-in-law, Janice and David John of Beaverton, OR; five grandchildren, Ryan, Dannielle and Craig Ahrens; Jessica and Joshua John; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. His sister, Marion Weisner, also preceded him in death. 
A memorial service for Harold will be held at Our Savior Lutheran Church, 917 Mead Ave., on Wednesday, January 31, at 6:30 p.m., with the Rev. Marcus Powers officiating. Relatives and friends are welcome at the church, on Wednesday, for a time of visitation from 4:30 p.m. until the hour of the service. As was Harold's wish, his body will be cremated and laid to rest in Lutheran Cemetery next to his beloved wife, Leila.
In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund, in the name of Harold E. Ahrens, will be established for Our Savior's Lutheran Church.  

John T. Barchacky
John T. Barchacky, 92, of Harbor Heights, 505 S. Water St., died Wednesday, January 24, 2001, at St. Nicholas Hospital.
He was born on April 13, 1908, in Krakow, Poland, to the late Stanley and Mary Kszyvonos Barchacky. The family emigrated to Sheboygan in 1920. He attended Washington School. As a young man he spent time at a CCC Camp in Minnesota.
On September 12, 1936, John married Evelyn S. Steffen at St. John Ev. & Ref. Church. She preceded him death on November 9, 1965. He then married Marie Shefsky at St. Peter Claver Catholic Church on January 18, 1969. She preceded him in death on July 5, 1989.
For many years, John farmed in the town of Mosel, and also was employed as a carpenter for Great Lakes Homes and various area building contractors, retiring from construction work in 1961. He was a member of U.A.W Carpenters Union Local 67. He was a communicant of St. Dominic Catholic Church. He enjoyed gardening, fishing, hunting, playing Sheepshead and going to the Senior Center.
John is survived by his two children, Phyllis M. (William C.) Nitsch of Sheboygan and Floyd A. (Jean) Barchacky of Fond du Lac; eight grandchildren, Jeff Nitsch, Linda Mueller, Laura Rixford, Jay Nitsch, Lisa Kilroy, Dean and Terry Barchacky, and Christine Knier; eleven great-grandchildren; three sisters-in-law, Evelyn Barchacky of Sheboygan Falls, Erma Barchacky and Emma Steffen, both of Sheboygan; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. He was also preceded in death by two brothers, Anthony and Walter; two brothers-in-law and a sister-in-law.
Funeral services for John will be held at Lippert Funeral Home, 1132 Superior Ave., on Saturday, January 27, at 2:00 p.m. The Rev. James Jarumbo, Pastor of St. Dominic Catholic, will officiate. Visitation will be at the funeral home, on Saturday, from 12:00 noon until the hour of the service. Interment will take place in Lutheran Cemetery.
The family of John Barchacky wishes to thank the staff of Harbor Heights for the loving care they provided him, especially Marla.

Theodore O. Dault
Theodore O. Dault, age 79, died Saturday, December 30, 2000, at Sunny Ridge Nursing Home, following a lengthy illness.
He was born October 2, 1921, in Planter, MI, a son of the late Oscar and Lillian (La Page) Dault. He lived in Wabeno and Laona where he attended elementary and high school. He served in the U. S Army during W.W. II in the Asiatic-Pacific Theater.
On November 21, 1943, Ted married Phyllis Brewer in Sheboygan Falls. The couple made their home in Sheboygan Falls for over 50 years.
Ted was employed at Kohler Company for 36 years, retiring in 1985, and was a member of the Kohler Quarter Century Club. Ted and Phyllis have been members of First Presbyterian Church in Sheboygan for over 50 years.
He is survived by his wife, Phyllis; daughter, Sharon of Cedarburg, WI; three beloved grandchildren, Rebecca, Clay and Thomas; and great-granddaughter, Sydney; and many wonderful nieces and nephews, other relatives and friends. He was also preceded in death by a sister and three brothers.
A memorial service for Ted will be held at Lippert Funeral Home, 1132 Superior Ave., on Wednesday, January 3, at 3:00 p.m. Visitation will be at the funeral home, on Wednesday, from 2:00 p.m. until the hour of the service. Following cremation, his cremated remains will be interred at Greenlawn Memorial Park.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations, in the name of Theodore O. Dault, may be directed to the American Heart Association. 

Raymond P. Jacobs
Raymond P. Jacobs, of 3637 S. 12th Street, passed away, Saturday morning, January 20, 2001, at the Sheboygan Memorial Medical Center.
Born August 2, 1912, in Melrose, MN, Ray was a son of the late Matthew and Susan Pong Jacobs. He graduated from Superior High School in Superior, WI. On January 17, 1948, he was united in marriage to Marion Matuszewski in Milwaukee, WI. The couple just celebrated their 53 wedding anniversary on Wednesday.
Ray was a career Sergeant First Class in the U.S. Army, stationed both overseas and in the States. He retired from White Sand Missle Range in New Mexico. The couple then moved to Sheboygan where they have lived for the past 34 years.
He was a communicant of Immaculate Conception Catholc Church. He was a lifetime member of V.F.W. Sheboygan Memorial Post No. 9156 and the Knights of Columbus. In the summer, Ray loved to fish and golf. In the winter, he loved to bowl.
Raymond is survived by his wife, Marion, and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, a brother and a sister.
A Memorial Mass will take place at a later date at St. Mary's Catholic Church, in Pulaski, WI. There will be no visitation or services at this time. 
Memorials may be made in Raymond's name to the charity of one's choice.

Anton Lesicko
Anton Lesicko, 76, of 2543 Calumet Drive, passed away Sunday, January 21, 2001, at his home.
Born June 11, 1924, in Benld, IL, Anton was a son of the late Mike and Anna Surgota Lesicko. He graduated from Benld Township High School in 1942. On February 2, 1952, he was united in marriage to Margaret Ann Ritt at Holy Name of Jesus Catholic Church, Sheboygan. 
After high school, Anton enlisted in the in the U.S. Navy from 1942 to 1946 and was a veteran of W.W. II. In 1947, he enlisted in the U.S. Army as a Sergeant First Class and continued to serve his country in the Korean War until 1963. He was stationed in Europe, Asia, Korea, and the United States. He was awarded the Victory Medal, Good Conduct Medal, and the Bronze Star.
Anton was a letter carrier for the U.S. Postal Service for 20 years before retiring on July 1, 1987. He was a communicant of St. Dominic Catholic Church. He was a member of the V.F.W. Sheboygan Memorial Post 9156 and the Korean War Veterans Chapter Seventh U.S. Calvary Association. He loved gardening, traveling and his grandchildren.
Besides his wife, Margaret, Anton is survived by his children, Richard (Fran), St. Paul, MN, Mark (Lorri Isakson), Sheboygan, Michael (Kathy) Sheboygan, Kathy (Scott) Roth, Appleton, Sue (Jay) Kohls, Sheboygan, Mary Lesicko, Sheboygan, and Tony Lesicko, Racine, WI; eight grandchildren, Melissa, Amanda, Sheila, Sara, Renee, Ryan, Matthew, and Dillon; three sisters, Marge Bellmer, Osage Beach, MO, Ann Lesicko, Springfield, IL, Elizabeth Lesicko, St. Louis, MO; and a brother John (Linda) Lesicko, Huntington Beach, CA; and a sister in law Maureen Lesicko, Wood River, IL. He was preceded in death by his parents, a brother Michael Lesicko, and a sister, Mary Caskey.
Funeral services for Anton Lesicko will take place on Tuesday, January 23, at 8:00 p.m. at the Lippert Funeral Home, 1132 Superior Ave. The Rev. James Jarumbo, Pastor of St. Dominic Catholic Church, will officiate. Interment will take place at Gardens of Peace Mausoleum. Family and friends are welcome at the funeral home on Tuesday, January 23, from 4:00 p.m. until the time of services. 
In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund has been established in the name of Anton Lesicko for the Visiting Nursing Association Hospice Program. 

Clarence C. Reimer
Clarence C. Reimer, 84, of 2710A Savannah Cr., Sheboygan, passed away Friday, January 5, 2000, at St. Nicholas Hospital following a brief illness.
Born September 2, 1916, in Sheboygan, Clarence was a son of the late Christ and Marie (Ruppel) Reimer. On February 5, 1938, he was united in marriage to Marie Menzer at Trinity Lutheran Church in Sheboygan. On May 31, 1952, he was united in marriage to Elaine G. Braun in Chicago, IL. The couple lived in Burbank, IL, until moving to Sheboygan in 1994, and were married for 45 years when she died on July 14, 1997.
He was employed as a Terminal Manager for the M & S Trucking Co. in Chicago, IL. While living in Burbank, Clarence and Elaine were members of Our Savior's Lutheran Church where Clarence had served as Church Council President. After moving to Sheboygan, they became members of First United Lutheran Church.
Clarence was an avid golfer, having scored a hole in one, and loved to bowl. He was an Eagle Scout and then later a Scout Master. He was the President of the Fifth Wheel Speakers Club, and also sang tenor in barber shop quartets where he was a 50 year member of the SPEBSQSA.
Clarence is survived by his four daughters, Marlis (Don) Snyder, IN, Sharon (Donald) Klein, Denise (James) Heling, and Sheila Reimer, all of Sheboygan; eleven grandchildren, numerous great grandchildren; two brothers, Robert, Saukville, and Richard (Sondra), Plymouth; three sisters, Marie Malzahn, Ruth Voeks, both of Sheboygan, and Florence (Andrew) Moncatch, Appleton, WI; a brother-in-law, Roger (JoAnne) Braun of Sheboygan; two sisters-in-law, Jean (Robert) Stichert of Sheboygan and Joan (Eugene) Klebs of Rosendale, WI; numerous nieces and nephews, other relatives and friends. Besides his wife, Clarence was also preceded in death by three brothers, John, Henry, and Daniel; two sisters, Lillian Hermes and Rogene Gustafson; and a brother in law, Herbert Braun.
Funeral services for Clarence will be held at First United Lutheran Church, 2401 Kohler Memorial Dr., on Tuesday, January 9, at 11:00 a.m. The Rev. Karl J. Nelson, pastor, will officiate. Visitation will be at the church on Tuesday, January 9, from 9:30 a.m. until the hour of the service. Interment will take place in Lutheran Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund in the name of Clarence C. Reimer, will be established for First United Lutheran Church.

Kathleen Russell
Kathleen Russell (nee Bond), 89, of Harbor Heights, 505. S. Water St., formerly of Morningside Terrace and Bradenton, FL, died Tuesday, January 23, 2001, at Harbor Heights. 
Born February 18, 1911 in Nottingham, England, she was the daughter of the late James and Florence McCormack Bond. She came to the United States in 1921. On October 1, 1932, she married Robert A. Russell in Chicago, IL. The couple resided for many years in Bradenton, Fl and moved to Sheboygan in 1994. Robert preceded her in death on September 4, 1994.
Kathleen is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, James E. and Judi; two granddaughters, Lisa Italiano and Sara Russell; a great-granddaughter, Marinna Italiano; and a niece and nephew. 
She will be cremated and there will be no attending services. 
Kathleen's family thanks the staff of Harbor Heights for the loving care they provided to her.

Dennis E. Strains
Dennis E. Strains, 65, of 3915 West Union Ave., passed away peacefully, Friday evening, December 22, at his home.
Born November 16, 1935, in Sheboygan, Dennis was the son of the late Alvah and Dorothy Felsinger Strains. He was united in marriage to Joan B. Kudirko in 1956 in Iron River, MI.
Dennis worked for Strains Decorating as a painter and decorator for over 30 years. He was a member of Bethany Lutheran Church , Kohler, where he also sang in the choir. He loved singing, especially Barbershop, and was a member of the Chorus of the Kettle Moraine, and a quartet - Suspended Animation.
Dennis is survived by his four children Sandra (Timothy) Brooks, Sheboygan, Suzanne (William) Laux, Whitewater, WI, Denise (Joseph) Parra, Sheboygan, and Mark (Leah) Strains, Sheboygan; five grandchildren, Anthony (Sheila) Haen, Christopher Laux, Jennifer Parra, Kaylee Strains, and Madison Dolata; one great granddaughter, Cassandra Haen; a sister, Jeanette (Owen) Dekarske, other nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents.
Funeral services for Dennis E. Strains will be held 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, December 26, at the Lippert Funeral Home , 1132 Superior Ave. The Rev. William Redeker, Interim Pastor of Bethany Lutheran Church will officiate. Burial will take place in Greenlawn Memorial Park. Family and friends are welcome on Tuesday, from 3:00 p.m. until the time of service.
A memorial fund has been established in his name.

Daphne A. Wilke
Daphne A. Wilke, 92, died Thursday, December 14, 2000, at Morningside Health Center.
Born August 8, 1908, in La Crosse, WI, Daphne was a daughter of the late Louis C. and Julia A. (Severson) Poss. She attended La Crosse grade schools and graduated from La Crosse High School. She received her teaching certificate from La Crosse State Teacher's College.
In 1929, she was united in marriage to Lester N. Wilke, in La Crosse, and the couple moved to Sheboygan. He preceded her in death in March of 1977.
She was employed by the City of Sheboygan School System as a substitute teacher for 35 years, retiring in 1965. She enjoyed cooking, baking, sewing, knitting and playing golf.
Daphne was a 50 yr. member of First Congregational United Church of Christ and the Priscilla Circle Kings Daughters. She was a member of Shoreline Women's Club, Sheboygan Yacht Club and Sheboygan Memorial Medical Center Auxiliary.
Daphne is survived by her son, Roger (Joan) Wilke of Elkhart Lake; daughter, Julie (Ted) Nebel of Trinity, FL; her five grandchildren, who affectionately called her "Grandma Dee Dee", Robert (Robin) Wilke of Phoenix, AZ, Bonnie (Richard) Thompson of San Diego, CA, James (Angie) Wilke of Menomonee Falls, WI, Dan (Julie) Nebel of Orlando, FL, and Amy (Charles) Haugh of Crystal Lake, IL; and ten great-grandchildren. She was also preceded in death by her sister, La Verne Schaeffer.
A memorial service for Daphne will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, December 21, at First Congregational United Church of Christ, 310 Bluff Ave. The Rev. James H. Hollister, pastor, will officiate. Friends may call at the CHURCH on Thursday at the time of the service. Burial of her cremains will take place in Wildwood Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund, in the name of Daphne A. Wilke, has been established for First Congregational United Church of Christ.

Delores A. Wilke
Delores A. Wilke, 68, of 601 S. 22nd St., passed away on Wednesday, January 31, 2001, at her home.
Born September 25, 1932, in Sheboygan, Delores was a daughter of the late William and Meta Schuricht Albrecht. She attended Cascade Elementary School and graduated from Plymouth High School in 1950. On December 27, 1952, she was united in marriage to Delphin Wilke in Cascade. The couple moved to Sheboygan and were married for 48 years.
Delores was employed as a domestic for the David and Charlette Sellinger family, even helping to raise the grandchildren for the past 46 years. She was previously employed by the Cascade Telephone Company, Lakeshire Marty and Ellinger Agricultural Woods.
Mrs. Wilke was an active member of the Jehovah's Witnesses for the past 48 years.
Delores enjoyed gardening, canning and preserving fruits and vegtables. Many enjoyed her cookies, bars and pies.
She is survived by her husband, Delphin; two children, Lois (Jason) Andrews, Plymouth, David, serving as a missionary in Quito, Ecuador, South America; one brother, Willard (Lucille) Albrecht, Kiel, WI; two step-grandchildren, Mitchell and Ryan Andrews; three nieces, Karen Albrecht, Diane Kuettle and Amy Kelly other relatives and many friends.
A Memorial Service will be held at 7:00 p.m., Sunday, February 4, 2001, at the Northside Kingdom Hall, 3328 North Ave. Relatives and friends are welcome at the Kingdom Hall on Sunday from 5:00 p.m. until the time of service.


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