Jamie E. Wetzel

Jamie E. Wetzel

May 20, 1970 – October 26, 2016

Jamie E. Wetzel, age 46, Gillett, passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, October 26, 2016 at Bellin Healthcare in Green Bay. He was surrounded by family.

Jamie was born in Oconto Falls, on May 20, 1970, a son of Steven and Bonnie (Miller) Wetzel. He attended local schools, and was a lifetime resident of the area. Jamie was married to Carmen (Wudtke) on May 18, 2002 at St. John’s Lutheran Church and together they raised three sons. He had a lifelong connection to farming and was presently working his own 50 acre farm. Jamie also worked as an agronomist and together with his partner, Phil Tuschy, owned and operated Direct Ag, LLC. Jamie was an avid hunter, golfer and sports enthusiast, was a big Packer fan and enjoyed snowmobiling. His greatest love, however, was for his family. With Jamie, his sons were his #1 priority. He will be sadly missed.

Jamie is survived by his parents, Steve and Bonnie Wetzel, his loving wife, Carmen, his sons: Alex, Jerald and Jacob and his sister, Amy (Cameron Rank) Debauch. He also leaves his in-laws: James and Karen Wudtke, Johnathan (Amy) Wudtke and his nieces and nephews: Alyza (Aaryn) Koebach, Amberlee Debauch, Berkley Debauch, Corbin Rank, Rebecca and Janel Wudtke. He is further survived by aunts and uncles, cousins, other relatives and many friends.

Friends and relatives may call on the family on SATURDAY, October 29, 2016 from 9 to 10:45 AM at ST. JOHN’S LUTHERAN CHURCH (101 W. Main Street, Gillett). A funeral service will follow at 11 AM with Reverend Kent Wallace officiating. Private interment will be in St. John’s Lutheran Cemetery.

For those wishing, memorials are appreciated to the family. The family sends special thanks to the Bellin ICU staff.

 

Services

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Saturday, October 29, 2016
9:00 AM – 10:45 AM

St. John’s Lutheran Church
101 W Main St
Gillett, WI 54124

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[column lg=”4″ md=”4″ sm=”4″ xs=”12″ ]Funeral Service
Saturday, October 29, 2016
11:00 AM – 11:45 AM

St. John’s Lutheran Church
101 W Main St
Gillett, WI 54124

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Dorothy M. W. Runge

Dorothy M. W. Runge

February 01, 1913 – October 09, 2016

Dorothy M. W. Runge was born on February 1, 1913 in Hintz Wisconsin to Edward and Mary (Tolzmann) Holl. She was baptized at Christ Lutheran Church on March 23, 1913 and was confirmed there on October 31, 1926. She graduated from Shawano High School in 1931 as valedictorian of her class. On January 2, 1932 she married Clarence Runge by Rev. H. F. Braun at the parsonage of Immanuel Lutheran Church, White Clay Lake.
Dorothy worked for the Gillett Public School system as a cook for 30 years and Mueller’s Supermarket until they closed.
She is survived by her children Darlene Bergmann of Green Bay Wisconsin, Tom (Pam) Runge of Loves Park, Illinois, Mary (Bill) Blumreich of Gillett Wisconsin, along with many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great great-grandchildren.
Dorothy was preceded in death by her mother Mary and her father Edward Holl, by her husband Clarence Runge, a daughter Betty Runge, and by her two sons Edward (Mike) Runge, and Curtis Runge.
The family of Dorothy would also like to offer a special thank you to Cathy Wocking and Jeannie Farley for all their visits and to be there for our mother while at Woodlands in Gillett. Also, a special thank you to Woodlands Nursing Home for all their care and compassion, and to Dr. Maltinski for his care to our mother. Lastly, we would like to thank Pastor Paholke for his many visits over the years to our mother and for bringing her the Word of God and the Lord’s Supper which was greatly appreciated by Dorothy.
A memorial service will be held on January 28th, 2017 at Christ Lutheran Church Hintz Wisconsin. Visitation will start at 10:00 a.m., with the service starting at 11:00 a.m. Final rest will be in the church cemetery.

 

Services

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[column lg=”4″ md=”4″ sm=”4″ xs=”12″ ]Family Gathering
Saturday, January 28, 2017
10:00 AM – 10:45 AM

Christ Lutheran Church
6905 Red Bank Road
Gillett, Wisconsin 54124

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[column lg=”4″ md=”4″ sm=”4″ xs=”12″ ]Memorial Service
Saturday, January 28, 2017
11:00 AM – 11:45 AM

Christ Lutheran Church
6905 Red Bank Road
Gillett, Wisconsin 54124

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Saturday, January 28, 2017
12:00 PM – 12:15 PM

Christ Lutheran Church Cemetery

Gillett, Wisconsin 54124
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Betty M. Hill

Betty M. Hill

April 14, 1931 – October 07, 2016

Betty Hill, 85, formerly of Gillett, passed away Friday, October 7, 2016 at Atrium Post Acute Care of Oconto Falls.

Betty Marie Ruege was born to Arthur and Lydia (Kasten) Ruege on April 14, 1931 at Grandpa August Kasten’s home, on Mackenzie Street, in Gillett, Wisconsin. She was the oldest of their five children. The Ruege family moved often during the Great Depression and War Years. The Ruege sisters and brothers attended several country schools. During high school, Betty and her sister Gaye lived with Aunt Alma and Uncle Herb in “town” attending Gillett High School. Betty graduated in 1949 and the following school year, she enrolled in Marinette Teacher’s College. It was during this time, she met her future husband, Richard “Dick” Carl Hill. He worked for Unit Structures in Peshtigo, Wisconsin.

On June 10, 1951, they were united in marriage at the parsonage of St. John’s Lutheran Church in Gillett, Wisconsin. They were married for 53 years. Dick preceded her in death on August 24, 2004.
When they were first married, Dick continued to work for Unit Structures, they lived in Peshtigo. In 1955, they moved to the Kansas City, Kansas area and lived there for about four years. From 1955 to 1957, Betty, with daughter, Debi, would travel with Dick to Rhode Island, Maryland and other various job locations throughout the Eastern states. In 1958, Betty enrolled Debi in Kindergarten at Garfield Elementary in Marinette, while she finished her second year at Marinette Teacher’s College. In the spring of 1959, the family settled in Hales Corners, Wisconsin. Betty began her teaching career in the Waukesha area, teaching grades 5-8 and the Special Education in schools in New Berlin, Genesee Depot and Mukwonago.

In 1965, the Hills moved to Gillett, building a new home, at the corner of County Road H and Highway 32, north of Gillett, across from the Ruege farm. Betty designed and decorated this home with meticulous detail. The home featured laminated beam and deck ceiling, open concept kitchen and dining area and a “balcony room” overlooking the main living room. Her floorplan and creativity was considered “ahead of its time”.

In the 1960’s and 1970’s, Betty taught in Abrams and Gillett. She taught school for 19 years, including the years she did substitute teaching for Suring, Gillett and Oconto Falls school districts. Betty also worked for her husband’s business, Wood-Tech, Inc. (formerly known as Gillett Building Supply). In the mid-70’s, they bought a building on Main and Lake Streets in Gillett. The building was remodeled and then they operated the Carriage House Supper Club until it was sold. Betty was an excellent cook and adapted many family recipes to suit the supper club fare.

Betty was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church on Main Street, in Gillett since 1965, a member of the Women of the Church and a Gillett Woman’s Club member for twenty-five years and past president of the organization. An avid reader, she belonged to a book club and in later years could read as many as twenty books, in two weeks’ time.
Loving flower gardening, Betty planted many bulbs at the “Country House” and the “City House” to welcome spring each year. She also enjoyed watching television shows and playing card games for fun, especially rummy.

During the years they were married, Betty enjoyed travelling for business, pleasure and family vacations. Together, they visited all but three states (Vermont, Alaska and Hawaii) during their adventures.

Betty is survived by her loving daughter and son-in-law, Debra “Debi” and Doug Schroeder of Oconto; two sisters, Agatha “Gaye” (Tony) Tietyen at Atrium in Oconto Falls and Carolyn “Care) (Larry) Gipp of Suring; one sister-in-law, Charlotte (Harold) Rockney and one brother-in-law, Morris (Ida) Hill, both of Riverton, Wyoming, one former sister-in-law, Helene Ruege of Green Bay. She is further survived by three nieces: Jill (Joe) Tranetzke of Wausau, Lisa Lancour and Erika (Craig) Scaffold, both of Pulaski; two nephews, Jan (Jane) Tietyen of Amery, WI, and Colin (Alicia) Gipp of San Antonio, Texas. Betty is also survived by her husband’s nieces and nephews, the children and grandchildren of all the nieces and nephews from the Ruege and Hill families, many cousins and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, Richard “Dick” Hill, two brothers, Ronald Ruege of Gillett and A. James “Jim” Ruege of Green Bay, a sister-in-law JoAnn “Jim” Coughlin of Fountaintown, Indiana, one nephew, Gary Tietyen of Gladstone, Michigan, her grandparents, aunts, uncles and cousins.

Visitation will be held Thursday, October 13, 2016 from 9 to 10:45 AM at ST. JOHN’S EVANGELICAL LUTHERAN CHURCH (101 W. Main Street, Gillett, WI) where the funeral service will take place at 11 o’clock with Reverend Kent Wallace officiating. Burial will follow at Wanderer’s Rest Cemetery in Gillett.

A memorial fund will be established in Betty’s name with all contributions to be given to St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church.
Please visit KuehlFuneralHome.com to express condolences.

The family of Betty Hill wishes to thank the staff of Atrium Post Acute Care of Oconto Falls for the loving care Betty received while she lived there. Betty truly cared for the “kids” at Atrium. They made each day just a little better for her.

A special thank you is extended to Dr. Genadi Maltinski, for his attentive care of Betty, for the staff of Bellin Hospital’s fourth floor during her last illness and to Unity Hospice for their care and compassion during Betty’s final days.

Another thank you goes to the many friends and relatives who visited Betty and kept her “up-to-date on all the news”.

 

Services

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Thursday, October 13, 2016
9:00 AM – 10:45 AM

St. John’s Lutheran Church
101 W Main St
Gillett, WI 54124

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Thursday, October 13, 2016
11:00 AM – 11:45 AM

St. John’s Lutheran Church
101 W Main St
Gillett, WI 54124

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Thursday, October 13, 2016
12:00 PM – 12:15 PM

Wanderer’s Rest Cemetery

Gillett, Wisconsin 54124
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