Armin F. Kuehl

Armin F. Kuehl

Armin F. Kuehl, age 87, of Green Bay and formerly of Gillett, passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, October 25, 2017.

 

Armin was born in Gillett on September 9, 1930, a son of the late Frank and Norma (Larsen) Kuehl.  He attended local schools and was a graduate of Gillett High School.  Armin attended the University of Wisconsin at Ripon prior to joining the US Air Force during the Korean Conflict.  During his service, he along with the 95th Bombardment Group flew a combat tour as a B-26 gunner out of Pusan, Korea.  Armin was married to Jerry (Sparks) and together they made their home in Gillett and welcomed two children.

 

Armin worked for many years in his family’s business, Kuehl’s Furniture and Funeral Home focusing in later years on the funeral home.  Armin was a dedicated funeral director and served countless Gillett area families over a career that spanned four decades.  He was community minded and served in various capacities on numerous boards including the Gillett Lions of which he was a charter member, The Gillett American Legion, The Gillett VFW, the Gillett non-profit housing authority and the Gillett Industrial Development Corporation.  Armin was also a past member of the Gillett Masonic Lodge No. 344 F. & A.M.

 

Prior to retiring to Green Bay, Armin and Jerry were members of St. John’s Lutheran Church.  Armin was an accomplished and enthusiastic golfer.  He was a founding member of River Island Country Club of which he was past club champion, past member of Golden Sands Country Club and Green Bay Country Club.  He achieved multiple holes in one and along with his son, Jeff, won the Father-Son State Championship in 1980.  He would go on to win the Cherryland Open in Door County  as well as the Senior Championship at Green Bay Country Club.  Armin’s passion for golf was shared by the family and was a favorite pastime.

 

Armin and Jerry were fortunate to winter in Clearwater Beach, Florida for many years and also had the opportunity to visit Hawaii, San Diego, Mexico and Las Vegas with friends.  In later years, the family enjoyed time together in their Green Bay home.

 

Armin is survived by his two children, Pamela (Robert) Van Dyke of De Pere and Jeff Kuehl of De Pere.  He also leaves a brother, James “Jim” (Rita) Kuehl of Cecil, his nephews: Tom, Steve, Gary and Kevin Kuehl a niece, Laurie Kuehl and an uncle, Joe (Marion) Kuehl of Milwaukee.

 

He was preceded in death by his parents and his beloved wife Jerry.

 

Visitation for Armin will be at LEGACY FUNERAL CHAPELS (108 E. Main Street, Gillett, WI 54124) on Saturday, October 28, 2017 from 9 to 11 AM.  A funeral service with the Reverend Earl Vorpagel III will be held at 11 AM.  Interment with full military honors will follow at Wanderer’s Rest Cemetery.

 

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Visitation

Saturday, October 28, 2017

9 to 11 AM

Legacy Funeral Chapels

108 E. Main Street

Gillett, WI 54124

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Services

Saturday, October 28, 2017

11 AM

Legacy Funeral Chapels

108 E. Main Street

Gillett, WI 54124

 

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Graveside Service

Saturday, October 28, 2017

12 Noon

Wanderer’ Rest Cemetery

Gillett, WI 54124

 

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Geraldine “Gerri” Lauersdorf

Geraldine “Gerri” Lauersdorf

Geraldine “Gerri’ (Kohn) Lauersdorf, age 85, of Gillett, passed away on Tuesday, October 24, 2017.

 

She was born on December 6, 1931 in the Town of Cecil to the late Eldon and Lucille (Schmidt) Kohn.  She was a graduate of Bonduel High School.  Gerri married Melvin “Mel” Lauersdorf on December 13, 1952 at White Clay Lake Lutheran Church in the Town of Washington.  She was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church, Gillett.

 

Gerri and her husband Mel farmed in the Town of Gillett until their retirement.  She also worked some summers at Country Gardens of Gillett.  Gerri loved bowling with the women’s team at the Gillett American Legion.  She loved gardening and her flower beds and always loved having her cats and kittens outdoors.  Gerri especially loved her large family gatherings.

 

Gerri is survived by her children: Rhonda (Bryan) Kain, Jim (Jodie) Lauersdorf, Jackie (Gerry) Lemirande, Jody (Kelly) Lauersdorf and Amy (Jeff Smet) Holmes.  She also leaves her grandchildren: Tonya, Justin, Josh, Kim, Andrew, Chris, Nick, Brandon, Matt, Brianna, Tandymn, Jaylan and Jayden, her great-grandchildren: Akeem, Kaylee, Brynlee, Brayden, Braxden, Colton,  Harper, Gunner and a baby girl who is expected.  She is further survived by her brothers Allen Kohn of Fairfax, VA and Wayne Kohn of Gillett as well as many nieces, nephews and friends.

 

Gerri was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Mel, her daughter Lou Ann and her son Jeff Lauersdorf, her sister Gloria (Elroy) Schmidt and her brothers Lyle (Dawn) Kohn, Ronnie Kohn and Larry Kohn and a son-in-law Steve Holmes.

 

Private services will be held with final rest in St. John’s Lutheran Cemetery, Gillett.

 

The family sends special thanks to Dr. Maltinski, the staff of Atrium Post-Acute Care of Oconto Falls, the staff of Unity Hospice and to Pastor Bill Kamke for all of their care and support.

 

 

Jane I. Stromer

Jane I. Stromer

Jane I. (Horsens) Stromer, age 96, of Oconto Falls, formerly of Pulcifer, passed away on Friday, October 13, 2017, at the Cottages of Oconto Falls with her children by her side.

 

Jane was born in the town of Green Valley on November 16, 1920, a daughter of the late John and Frieda (Krueger) Horsens.  She attended local schools and was a proud graduate of Gillett High School class of 1943.  Jane married Norman “Bud” N. Stromer on May 31, 1947 and together they raised a son and daughter.

 

In earlier years, she, along with her brother Mert, owned and operated Jane & Mert’s Restaurant.  She later ran Jane’s Grocery in Pulcifer for 23 years and eventually went to work for Mirro Aluminum from which she retired.

 

Jane was a longtime, active member of Tabor United Methodist Church.  She was an avid gardener and tended her property with great pleasure and care.  She loved to do needlework, quilting and enjoyed baking bread and pies, happily welcoming guests for dessert and a cup of coffee.  Her hands always seemed to be busy.   Jane and Bud enjoyed dancing, traveling and visiting family, yet found spending time together at home to be the best place of all.  She was an enthusiastic walker and many will remember seeing her walking the country roads around Pulcifer with book in hand. Her zest for life was evident in all that she did.

 

Jane is survived by her son, Nick (Para) Stromer of Pewaukee, WI, her daughter, Pam (Steven) Olson of Nashville, TN.  She also leaves her grandchildren: Michael (Emily) Pittman of Memphis, TN, Elizabeth Olson and Brianna Olson, both of Nashville, TN, Steven Olson of Denver, CO and Katherine (Christopher) Houk of Milwaukee, WI.  Jane is further survived by her great-granddaughter, Eleanor Gray, her sisters-in-law Jeanine Horsens of Green Bay and Delores Horsens of Germantown, many nieces and nephews, other relatives and friends.

 

Jane was preceded in death by her parents, her beloved husband Bud and her brothers: Merton, Charles, Duane and Myron Horsens.

 

The family sends special thanks to the staffs of Heartland Hospice and the Cottages of Oconto Falls as well as to Tiffany Truttman for their kind and compassionate care of Jane.

 

Visitation will be on Thursday, October 19, 2017 from 5 to 7 PM at LEGACAY FUNERAL CHAPELS (108 E. Main Street, Gillett, WI 54124).  Visitation will continue on Friday, October 20, 2017 from 9:30 to 10:45 AM at TABOR UNITED METHODIST CHURCH (120 W. Main Street, Gillett, WI 54124).  A funeral service with Pastor Rick Haberland will follow at 11 AM.  Interment will be in Wanderer’s Rest Cemetery, Gillett.  All are invited to the church following for food and fellowship.

 

For those wishing, memorials are appreciated to the church at the above address.

Services

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Visitation

Thursday, October 19, 2017

5 to 7 PM

Legacy Funeral Chapels

108 E. Main Street

Gillett, WI 54124

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Visitation

Friday, October 20, 2017

9:30 to 10:45 AM

Tabor United Methodist Church

120 W. Main Street

Gillett, WI 54124

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Funeral Service

Friday, October 20, 2017

11 AM

Tabor United Methodist Church

120 W. Main Street

Gillett, WI 54124

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Graveside Service

Friday, October 20, 2017

12 Noon

Wanderer’s Rest Cemetery

S. Elm Street

Gillett, WI 54124

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Alfred A. Mantai

Alfred A. Mantai

Alfred A. Mantai, age 90 of Suring, passed away on Monday, October 9, 2017 at Woodland Village of Suring.  He was surrounded by family.

 

Alfred was born in Latvia on March 2, 1927, a son of the late Otto and Mathilda (Nickolai) Mantai.  He immigrated to the United States in 1957, and made his home in Chicago, IL.  Alfred and his former wife Wanda raised four children together.  He worked as a mechanic for General Truck Parts in Chicago, later retiring to the Gillett/Suring area.  Alfred was an avid outdoorsman and especially enjoyed fishing.  He will be sadly missed.

 

Alfred is survived by his longtime companion Friedel Mantai of Suring, his son Udo Sille of Ward, CO, and his daughters: Angelica Mantai of Chicago and Heidi Grabowski of Naperville, IL.  He also leaves his daughter-in-law, Mary Sille of Plainfield, IL, his grandchildren Andrew, Jenna and Steven and his sisters: Olga (Guenther) Woosmann of Gillett and Else Hoffman of Chicago.

 

Alfred was preceded in death by his parents, his son, Wolfgang Sille and his siblings: Wilma Maas, Freida Schmeling, Leo Mantai and Kurt Mantai.

 

Visitation will be Saturday, October 14, 2017 from 12 noon to 2 PM at LEGACY FUNERAL CHAPELS (108 E. Main Street, Gillett, WI 54124).  A funeral service will follow at 2 PM with Pastor John Laatsch officiating.  Interment will be in Wanderer’s Rest Cemetery, Gillett.

 

The family wishes to send special thanks to the staff of Woodland Village of Suring.  Their care and compassion for Alfred will always be remembered.

 

For more information, please visit LegacyFuenralChapels.com or call 920-855-2144.

 

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Visitation

Saturday, October 14, 2017

12 noon to 2 PM

Legacy Funeral Chapels

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Funeral Service

Saturday, October 14, 2017

2 PM

Legacy Funeral Chapels

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Graveside Service

Saturday, October 14, 2017

3 PM

Wanderer’s Rest Cemtery

South Elm Street

Gillett, WI 54124

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Esther A. Mueller

Esther A. Mueller

Esther Anna Mueller, age 94, of Gillett, went to her Heavenly home on Wednesday, October 04, 2017.

 

Esther was born to Carl and Hulda Mueller in the town of Gillett, along with her twin sister Emma Anna Mueller on May 26, 1923.  They were raised on a farm which the family operated until 1938 when Emma and Esther began working at a grocery store.  They went on to run Mueller’s Supermarket which they owned and managed with their brother and sister-in-law, Ray and Kay Mueller.

 

Emma and Esther (never one without the other!) were always seen wearing identical clothes and always ate the same food.  They enjoyed spending time at the cottage on Shawano Lake with relatives and friends and always had a good time no matter what they did.  They took many bus trips over the years, visited the Bahamas and Hawaii twice, and also went to Venezuela.  They loved playing BINGO, eating out with friends and playing cards.

 

Emma and Esther were longtime members of the American Legion Ladies Auxiliary and were well known for selling poppies.  They were devout Christians and were active members of the former Immanuel Lutheran Church, now Faith United Lutheran Church. Emma and Esther were also well known for volunteering for any and all causes. Esther will be sadly missed.

 

Esther is survived by her aunt, Vivian Mueller of Oshkosh, her nieces and nephews: Darlene (John) Olson of Gillett; Gene (Judi) Schuettpelz, of Watertown; Duane (LuAnn) Schuettpelz of Madison; Gary (Roz) Schuettpelz of Rhinelander; Kevin (Jackie) Schuettpelz of Pulaski and Marilyn Mueller of Gillett.  She also leaves 15 great nieces and nephews, many relatives and friends.

 

Esther was preceded in death by her parents, Carl and Hulda Mueller; her twin sister, Emma, her brother Raymond Mueller and his wife Kay, her sister Viola Schuettpelz and her husband Len and her sister, Sylvia, who passed away as a child.

 

Friends and relatives may call on the family on Saturday, October 7, 2017 from 9:30 to 11:45 AM at FAITH UNITED LUTHERAN CHURCH (11465 Old U, Gillett, WI)  A funeral service will be held at 12 noon with Pastor John Laatsch officiating.  Interment will be in Immanuel Lutheran Cemetery.

 

The family sends special thanks to the staff of Heartland Hospice for their kind and compassionate care of Esther.

 

Services

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Visitation

Saturday, October 7, 2017

9:30 AM to 11:45 AM

Faith United Lutheran Church

Old U

Gillett, WI 54124

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Funeral Service

Saturday, October 7, 2017

12 Noon

Faith United Lutheran Church

Old U

Gillett, WI 54124

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Graveside Service

Saturday, October 7, 2017

1 PM

Immanuel Lutheran Cemetery

Gillett, WI 54124