Brenda Joyce Koszarek

Brenda Joyce Koszarek

Brenda J. Koszarek, 72, of Gillett passed away July 23, 2020 at her residence. She is the daughter of Jerry West and Catherine Saunders.


Brenda is survived by her husband Frank; daughters: Kim (John Ralph) Hayward and Kelly (Kendall) Wilson; grandchildren: Laura (Leo) Morales, Blake Broehm, Austin Broehm, Jarrod Broehm and Jake Broehm, Stacy (Jared) Miller and Curt Miller; Great grandchildren: Eric, Liliana, Jada, Mauriella, Leo and Elyzabeth Morales, Jase Broehm, Sofia and Jermiha Zamudio and Bryson Miller.


Loved by many other family and friends. There will be a Memorial Service at Kuehl Funeral Home (108East Main Street, Gillett, WI 54124) Saturday August 22, 2020 from 11am – 1:30pm with a Prayer Service at 1:30pm officiated by Pastor John Laatsch.


Kuehl Funeral Home is assisting the family.


Dorothy Elizabeth Melchior

Dorothy Elizabeth Melchior

Dorothy Elizabeth (Wesner) Melchior, life long resident of Gillett, WI, passed away at the age of 95 on August 12, 2020. She resided at Serenity Gardens Assisted Living in Gillett the last four years and was a devoted mother of four children who were with her in her final days.

She was born to Adolph and Elizabeth (Neuman) Wesner on June 11, 1925 and grew up on a dairy farm just outside the city limits of Gillett with her younger brother, Arden. Dorothy attended Gillett Public Schools and Gillett High School. Upon her graduation she worked in office administration. On August 30,1947, Dorothy was united in marriage to Francis (Frank) Melchior, who was also a life long resident. Together they raised four children; Tom, Betty, Dan, and Barb. They would celebrate 63 years of marriage before Frank’s death in 2011 and have many wonderful close friends and neighbors over the years. Many of those friends and neighbors became regular visitors and helped Dorothy as she aged. The family wishes to sincerely thank and acknowledge them for their years of friendship to her.

Dorothy was an avid reader and worked daily crossword puzzles. She worked at several jobs over the years, but being a supportive wife and devoted mother was her greatest accomplishment. She was a member of the VFW Auxiliary and also a long time member of St. John’s Lutheran Church in Gillett.

Her parents; brother, Arden (Faye) Wesner: and beloved husband, Frank, preceded her in death. She is survived by her loving children Tom (Jane) of Shawano Lake, Betty Becker of DePere, Dan (Ellen) of Ashwaubenon, Barb (Nate) Hudek of Stevens Point; sister-in-law, Faye Wesner; niece, Sue Roberts; nephew, Mark Wesner; and cousins, Betty Porath and Noel Nienstedt. Also surviving her are her grand-children Ryan Melchior, Courtney (Dave) Watry, Nathan (Jessica) Larscheid, Luke (Jessica) Melchior, Zachary Hudek, and Elizabeth Sternweis. She was always delighted in seeing her great grand-children: Kyle, Derek, and Isabel Watry; John and David Melchior; Natalie, Julia, and Matthew Larscheid; Samuel and Oliver Melchior; and Emma Sternweis.

A funeral service will be held on Tuesday, August 18, at St. John’s Lutheran Church, Gillett at 11 a.m. with visitation prior from 9-11 a.m. Pastor Carole Neitzel-Schnur will officiate. Guests are respectfully asked to wear a face mask and distance during their time at church. The church will have distancing by pews for the service. The family thanks you for your understanding and cooperation. Burial will immediately follow the service at Wanderer’s Rest Cemetery, Gillett. Memorials may be directed to St. John’s Lutheran Church, Gillett. We regret that due to Covid-19 we are unable to offer our guests a luncheon.

The family wishes to extend a most sincere thank you to the Director and Staff of Serenity Gardens for their atmosphere of care, warmth, and friendship. Dorothy often commented how well she was cared for there. She couldn’t have been in a more wonderful place for her final years.

Kuehl Funeral Home, Gillett is assisting the family during this difficult time.

Lynn F. Gebert

Lynn F. Gebert

Lynn Gebert, 89 of Oconto quietly passed away Saturday August 8, 2020 succumbing to dementia and will be sadly missed, especially his warm smile and personality. Lynn was born March 27, 1931 to the late Frank and Beatrice (Mc Carthy) Gebert, he was a proud Korean War veteran, a member of the VFW, and the American Legion – Post 300, Gillett. Lynn loved trains, tinkering, and all road trips with his wife were special.


Lynn is survived by his wife Carolyn (Nelson) Gebert, his four daughters; Dianna, Bambi, Tammy and Sandra; seven grandchildren, and may great grandchildren; a Sister, Karen (Kenten) Marti, three brothers; Gary (Lenore) Gebert, Lyle (Regina), and Frank Gebert Jr.


Kuehl Funeral Home of Gillett is assisting the family, a PRIVATE family funeral with Military Honors will take place, and Lynn will be laid to rest in Underhill, Wisconsin. Memorials and expressions of sympathy can be mailed to the funeral home on behalf of the family. Kuehl Funeral Home, 108 East Main Street, P.O. Box 317 Gillett, WI 54124