Dorothy Jane Luedeman-Lindner

Dorothy Jane Luedeman-Lindner

June 05, 1928 – April 07, 2014

Dorothy J. Luedeman-Lindner passed away on April 7, 2014. Dorothy was born June 5, 1928 in Fairchild, WI to the late Thaddeus and Anna Flick. She married Robert Luedeman on August 13, 1949. They lived in Gillett and spent their winters in Florida until Robert passed away April 4, 1998. While living in Florida Dorothy met and married Andrew Lindner October 26, 2001.

The couple lived in Florida until Andy preceded her in death on November 15, 2009. Dorothy continued to live in Florida until poor health forced her to return to Wisconsin, in 2010, where she resided at the Cottages in Shawano.

Dorothy worked in the automobile industry for 40 years until her retirement on December 14, 1990.

Dorothy was very active in bowling, shuffleboard, golfing, and line dancing. She also enjoyed Rosemauling, traveling, going to bingo, and playing cards with friends and family. Dorothy was a member of the women’s auxiliary for 50 years and a member of the St. John’s Catholic altar society.

Dorothy is survived by two daughters, Susan (Jack) Benzinger, Green Bay; Beth (Tim) Christensen, Gillett. Four grandchildren, Chad (Kelly) Benzinger; Ryan (Melissa) Benzinger; Cassandra Christensen; Logan Christensen. Five great-grandchildren, Adison, Aiden, Ashton, Belle, and Ian. Five stepchildren, Julie (Lewis) Klupacs, Florida; Susan (Mike) Wilson, Florida; Andrew (Peggy) Lindner, Pennsylvania; Norbert (Kathy) Lindner, Pennsylvania; Jim (Laura) Lindner, Pennsylvania. Two sisters, Louise Luisier, Oconto Falls; Margaret Reuter, California. Nieces and nephews, Diane (Mike) Evert; Marjorie Hockstad; Richard (Debbie) Luisier, and William Reuter.

Dorothy was preceded in death by her parents; son Philip; brothers-in-law, Leo Luisier and George Reuter; a niece Carol Ann Reuter.

Friends may call from 9:30 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. Saturday April 12, 2014, at St. John’s Catholic Church in Gillett. A mass of Christian burial will be held at 11:30 with Father Dean Dombroski officiating. Interment will be in St. John’s Catholic Cemetery. Kuehl Funeral Home will be assisting the family.

Roger Vilas Erickson

Roger Vilas Erickson

October 22, 1930 – April 04, 2014

US VeteranRoger Erickson, 83, Gillett, passed away with his family by his side Friday, April 4, 2014. He was born on October 22, 1930 to the late Carl and Cora (Beilfus) Erickson. At the age of 17 Roger joined the United States Army during the Korean War. He proudly served his country and in the process received a bronze star. He was honorably discharged in May of 1952 and ready to start a family. Roger dedicated the rest of his life to his family and work. He spent 40 plus years as a butcher in Milwaukee. After retiring, he moved to Gillett and worked at the meat packing plant. On February 16, 1952, Roger married the love of his life Marion (Paulson) Erickson and spent the next 62 years more than happily married. They were wed at Bethel Lutheran Church, where he would spend the rest of his life serving god and his church. He filled many roles and wore many hats in the church over the course of his lifetime. Along the way, as their love grew the Erickson family began to expand also. He is survived by his wife, Marion, three daughters; Mary Ann (Dan) Zelinski, Beverly (Howard) Tatro, Debra (Jeff) Westover, three brothers; Matt (Lou), Don (Sharon), and Dale Erickson, two sisters June Evensen and Beverly Ullmer. He is further survived by five grandchildren; Jason, Mandy, Mary, Christopher, and Rachel; and five great-grandchildren; Matthew, Hailey, Macy, Morgan, and Miley, four brother-in-laws; Bobby (Bernice), Roger (Susie), Dale (Bonnie), and John (Sally) Paulson, five sister-in-laws; Jean Soper, Carol (Gary) Williamson, Sharon Trepanier, Susie (Arnie) Jeske, and Theresa Paulson, a dear friend; Mario Morell and many other relatives and close friends.

Preceding Roger in death are his parents Carl and Cora, two brothers; Clayton and James Erickson, one sister; Doris Jandt, his mother and father–in-law; Carl and Eleanor Paulson, and seven brother-in-laws; Norman, Steve, Milo, Wayne, Ray, Clarence, and Todd.

Friends may call from 3 P.M. until 7 P.M. Tuesday April 8, 2014 at Kuehl Funeral Home, 108 E. Main St. Gillett. Visitation will resume on Wednesday April 9, 2014 at Bethel Lutheran Church from 9 A.M. until 11 A.M. The funeral service will begin at 11 A.M. with Pastor Bill Gruenstern officiating. There will be a luncheon to follow.