Florence (Buchholz) Wolfgram

Florence (Buchholz) Wolfgram

April 09, 1921 – May 26, 2015

Florence had an unwavering faith in God. Her faith could be heard in her openly praying to the Lord in the evening. She was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church, Gillett. Over the years she became involved with church and assisted in making quilts, baking for events and folding bulletins. She passed her unconditional faith and skills onto her children. Florence looked forward to senior citizen lunches at “Over the Hill in Underhill”.

God saw the road was getting rough and hills were hard to climb, so he closed your weary eyelids and whispered, “Peace Be Thine”.

Someday we hope to meet her. Someday we know not when. To clasp her hand in the better land- Never to part again.

Florence was preceded in death by her husband, Leo and brother Harry “Butch” Buchholz.

She is survived by her children, Gerry (Harriet) Wolfgram; Tom (Nancy) Wolfgram; Connie (Dan) Sieverding, Lana Prusik; grandchildren, Tracie, Eric (Shana), Ryan (Christina), Kristi (Faron), Philip (Miranda); 5 great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and many friends.

Friends may call from 4 P.M. to 5:30 P.M., Friday May 29th at St. John’s Lutheran Church, Gillett. Funeral service will be at 5:30 P.M. with Pastor Doreen Jeffers officiating. Internment at Wanderers Rest Cemetery will follow.

The family wishes to extend great gratitude to the staff at Meadowlands and Hospice for their continued support in her final days.

Helen M Timm

Helen M Timm

October 10, 1929 – May 26, 2015

Helen Marie (Coppens) Timm, 85, one of Gillett’s servant hearts, passed away Tuesday afternoon, May 26, 2015.

Born Oct. 10, 1929 in Oconto Falls WI to the late Charles and Celia (Boucher) Coppens, she graduated from Oconto Falls public schools.

After finishing high school Helen worked as a bookkeeper at Whiting’s Cheese Factory, where she met her future husband, Reuben Timm. After the couple married they farmed in the Town of Gillett for the next 40 years. During that time Helen and Reuben had five children. Helen enjoyed being involved with her children and worked side by side with Reuben on the farm. Helen was also very active supporting St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, Gillett. Her many roles at the church included WELCA, teaching Sunday school, facilitating confirmation classes, organizing funeral meals, and serving several terms on church council. Helen and Reuben retired from farming in 1994. During retirement they lived in the City of Gillett and spent time traveling, volunteering and enjoying her children and grandchildren, including teaching them many family heirloom skills. Throughout her life, Helen made time to provide soup and bread for those who were ill or grieving – and served members of the community in many ways, including transporting folks to Green Bay for physician’s appointments. She loved her golfing, card playing, quilting, prayer shawl, Saturday and Sunday morning breakfast groups – these friends were so very special to her, and she loved them all.

Helen is survived by children including, Rev. William of Yuma, Ariz., Thomas (Bonnie) of Janesville WI, Mrs. Mike (LoAnn) Vande Leest of Traverse City MI, and John (Joan) of Gillett; and 12 grandchildren.

Helen was preceded in death by her husband; Reuben, a son; Steven, a grandson; Tyler Timm, Sisters; Kaye Kuhlmann and Margaret Elbe, brothers; Phillip, Norman and William Coppens.

Friends may call from 4 P.M. until 8 P.M. at Kuehl Funeral Home, Gillett, on Thursday, May 28 and on Friday, May 29 at St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, Gillett, from 9:30 A.M. until time of services at 10:30 A.M. Rev. Harvey Jeffers will officiate and interment will be in Wanderers Rest Cemetery, Gillett. In lieu of other expressions of sympathy, memorials may be made to St. John Lutheran Church Living and Caring Endowment Fund.

Leon E Riemer

Leon E Riemer

January 31, 1925 – May 24, 2015

Leon E. Riemer, 90, of Gillett, passed away peacefully on Sunday, May 24, 2015, following a long illness.

Leon was born in the township of Green Valley, Wisconsin on January 31, 1925 to the late Emil and Bertha (Lemke) Riemer.

Leon attended schools in Pulcifer and Cecil before graduating from Shawano High School in 1943. He enlisted in the U.S. Navy and served aboard the aircraft carrier USS Enterprise in the South Pacific during World War II. After the war, he received Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Law degrees from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Leon and Lois (Jewell) were united in marriage on November 27, 1954, at United Methodist Church in Gillett.

Leon was an attorney in private practice in Gillett for many years. He also owned a Christmas tree farm and founded and managed Rolling Hills Mobile Home Park in Gillett along with his nephew, Allen Hansen. At one time he was appointed to be Oconto County District Attorney by Governor Patrick Lucey and served terms as municipal judge and council member in the City of Gillett. Prior to retirement, he was Oconto County Family Court Commissioner, where he also handled small claims and traffic court.

He and his wife, Lois, were honored at the Oconto County Rural Urban Banquet in 2006. He was a long-time member of the Lions Club and Oconto County Bar Association.

In his free time, he enjoyed downhill and cross country skiing, motorcycling, boating on Green Bay, working on his Christmas tree farm, caring for his horse “Horse” and dog “Dog”, driving around the countryside reminiscing, and solving the world’s problems with the breakfast crowd at OJ’s Midtown Restaurant and the lunch crowd at the Country Roads Diner.

Leon is survived by his wife of 60 years, Lois of Gillett; one son, Gregg (Patty Lucas) Riemer of Madison; one daughter, Sarah (Robert White) Riemer of West Salem; two grandchildren, Joshua Sagmo of LaCrosse, Jennifer (Cody) Newman of LaCrosse; and one great grandson, Sage Sagmo. He is further survived by nieces, nephews and many friends.

He was preceded in death by four brothers and four sisters, Otto, Esther Wenstadt, Adolph, Jeanetta Riesner/Nowinski, Mabel Teagle, Beatrice Lemke/Druckrey, Walter, and Edward.

A visitation will be held on Saturday, June 13, 2015 from 1-3pm at Tabor United Methodist Church at 120 W. Main Street in Gillett.

The family would like to thank the Woodlands of Gillett Nursing Home for the compassionate care they provided over the past four years and Unity Hospice for the additional care provided in Leon’s final days.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests any memorials made to Wisconsin Public Radio, the Gillett Area Historical Society, Green Bay Botanical Garden or another charity of your choice.