Mary Ann Schelk

Mary Ann Schelk

Mary Ann Schelk, 72, passed away on Sunday, December 29, 2019, surrounded by family. Born September 21, 1947, in Oconto Falls, Wisconsin, to the late Herman and Laverne (Colson) Gandt. Mary Ann grew up in Gillett and graduated from Gillett High School in 1966. She was also a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church of Gillett.
She married Marvin Schelk on August 25, 1967. He proceeded her in death in October of 1994.
She is survived by her companion Leonard Schroeder, her brothers, Herman (Wendy) Gandt and Richard (Kari) Gandt, both of Gillett. Her sisters, Helen Raddant of Shawano, Sally Werner of Greenbrier, Tennessee and Janet Gandt (Rodger) of Gillett. Sister-in-laws, Donna Gandt, Angie Schelk, Donna Schelk and many nieces, nephews and great nieces and nephews. She was proceeded in death by brother Larry Gandt, sister Judy Gandt, niece Kimberly Gandt, brother-in-laws Allen Raddant Sr, Wade Werner, Eugene Shelk, Vernon Shelk, Arthur Schelk Jr, Edward Schelk, and father & mother-in-law Arthur & Eva Schelk Sr.
Mary Ann was employed by Nelson Plywood and various other wood-working mills in the area until the time of her retirement.
She loved collecting owls, playing card/board games, and cheering on her beloved Green Bay Packers! You could always count on seeing Mary Ann around Gillett at any number of the local events including the annual 4th of July parade.
Not having any children of her own, her kind and generous heart made her an amazing aunt to not only her own nieces and nephews but was known as ‘Aunt Mary’ to many others. She will be truly missed by many.
The family will receive visitors at the Kuehl Funeral Home in Gillett this Wednesday, January 1, 2020 from 3:00p.m to 7:00p.m. On Thursday, January 2, 2020 the family will again receive visitors from 9:00a.m to 11:00a.m at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Gillett, immediately followed by the funeral service. Burial will be at St. John’s Lutheran cemetery following the service. Pallbearers will be her nephews Allen Raddant Jr, Kurt Raddant, Michael Gandt, Mark Gandt, Matthew Werner, and Justin Gandt; with nephews Jeff Raddant, and Wade Werner II as honorary pallbearers. Her nieces Carol Kopp and Jennifer Niles will contribute special memories and readings. Service will be officiated by Pastor William Kamke.
The family would like to thank all of the various medical staff for their compassion and care of their sister.

Edna Miller

Edna Miller

On Wednesday, December 18, 2019, Edna Miller of Coleman, age 94, went to be with her Lord and family. She was born January 8, 1925 to the late Edward and Emily (Drawitz) Patzer in the Town of Gillett, where she also attended school.

On February 19, 1944, she married Alvin Miller in Pound, Wisconsin. They lived in Gillett nine years and then bought a farm in Coleman. She worked on the farm with her husband. She then went to work at Coleman Products for 15 years. She also was a caretaker in her home for nine years for her nephew who was handicapped. She enjoyed her “tank gardens” and growing African Violets. Edna was a very active member of the Gillett Baptist Church.

She is survived by three sons and their wives, James and Yong, Coleman, Gerald and Jane, Oconto and Kenneth and Deby, Kansas City, Missouri; a grandson, Aaron Crocker from her deceased daughter (Joyce), John Crocker; a great grandson, Justin Demers; 35 grandchildren; 4 great-great grandchildren; and many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Visitation for Edna will take place on Saturday, December 28, 2019 at the Gillett Baptist Church, Town Hall Road, from 10:00 am until 11:00 am where the memorial service will take place at 11:00 am with Pastor Reggie Reinhold officiating. Internment was at the Wanderers Rest Cemetery in Gillett.

Kuehl Funeral Home of Gillett assisted Edna’s family.

Any memorial gifts will be sent to WRVM, the Christian Radio Station in Suring, Wisconsin.

Allan J. Christensen

Allan J. Christensen

Allan Jay Christensen, age 60, passed away peacefully in his residence on Monday, December 16, 2019 after courageously battling Huntington’s Disease for many years.  Family and nurses were there by his side.


Allan was born in Oconto Falls, WI., on August 3, 1959, a son of the late Vernon and Delores (Gilbertson) Christensen.  He graduated from Gillett High School with the class of 1977.  Allan was active in wrestling and football during school and went on to wrestle in State Championships.  Allan resided in Pulcifer during his adolescence and later moved to Suring with his family.  He worked for Brickform Concrete most of his adult life as a foreman, but due to illness he retired early.  Allan was very active in outdoor activities and loved to enjoy them with his siblings and his children.  He loved to fish in any kind of weather and never left the woods without finding his deer.  He was happiest in nature and loved to take trips to see all the sights that he could.  Allan was also interested in playing pool with his friends while enjoying a few beverages.  Allan was the best father to his children and really enjoyed spending all the time he could with them.  A couple of his favorite things to do was watch WWE with the kids and pretend wrestle them in the middle of the living room floor, and he also enjoyed building snow forts or giving us face washes with the snow.  Any day the Green Bay Packers were on TV, no one else could touch the TV until dad said the Packers were done playing.  He loved taking the family to Packer Family Night and always kept up on the latest Packer news.  Allan loved to celebrate and decorate for the holidays, especially Christmas and Halloween.  Allan was loved so much by his two children who did anything they could to help him and their mom when he got sick.


Allan is survived by his spouse: Laure Christensen of Suring; his two children: Joey and Carly Christensen of Suring; his mother: Delores Christensen of Pulaski; four siblings: Jane (Russell) Herrmann of Ferryville, Todd Christensen of Appleton, Kevin (Joyce) Christensen of Appleton, Neal (Heidi) Christensen of Pulaski; many nieces and nephews: Rebecca (Michael) Panetti, Anthony Christensen, Amy (Eric) Wieczorek, Dan Herrmann, Carrie Zenk, Craig Zenk, Rachel Vanark, Nathan Vanark, Allison (Casey) Blohm, Abigail (Jordan) Napper, Walker Christensen, Rider Christensen, and Mason Christensen.  He is further survived by many great nieces and nephews, other relatives, and many loving friends.


Allan was preceded in death by his father: Vernon Christensen, his first-born son: Cory Christensen, his brother: Larry Christensen, and two sisters: Debbie Zenk and Gail Christensen.


Family members will greet relatives and friends during a memorial visitation on Saturday, December 21, 2019 at the Kuehl Funeral Home in Gillett, WI from 5:00 pm until 9:00 pm.


Memorial Services will be held after visitation from 7 pm.  Bill Gruenstern will be officiating the service, guiding Allan to his new home with God.  Burial will be in the spring at Pleasant Hill Cemetery.


The Family wishes to extend a huge thank you to the Southern Care Hospice team: Christy, Erin, Carol, and Judy; as well as a previous caretaker: Peggy Murphy.  We are so appreciative of how caring you all have been throughout this journey.