Gaylord Zippel

Gaylord Zippel

Gaylord Zippel, 83, of Gillett passed away November 19, 2020 at home in his favorite recliner.

He was born November 5, 1937 in the Town of Oconto Falls to the late Carl and Evelyn (Nass) Zippel. Gaylord went to the South Branch School in the Town of Oconto Falls. As a young boy he and his brothers Everett, Phillip, and sister Lois enjoyed riding horses and going to the family cabin in Silver Cliff. Gay worked on the family farm and then started working for their earth moving business (Zippel Construction) at the age of 16.

Gay operated the loader and hauled all types of dirt with “his” dump trucks. Vacation for Gay was doing field work on the family farm. He did the majority of the care for his parents beef herd as well. Gay will be fondly remembered for his quietness, and his happy side – even receiving the nickname “Happy” from some. He was the last “Zippel boys” who operated the company until its closing in 2017 – 72 years in business.

Gaylord was preceded in death by his parents, brothers; Everett and wife Donna, Philip and his wife La Verne, Sister Lois, other family and a large number of friends. Survived by close nieces and nephews.

Per Gaylords wishes, there will be no public service. The family will have a private graveside service at a later date. The family would like to thank Unity Hospice, especially Leah, Cheryl, Tammy and pastor Nicole for their kindness, help, and compassion during this time.


Kuehl Funeral Home is honored to assist the family during this difficult time.




Charles “Chuck” Mohr

Charles “Chuck” Mohr

Charles Frederick Mohr, 67, went to his heavenly home on Tuesday, November 17, 2020 after a five week battle with COVID-19.  He was born on April 19, 1953, the son of the late Aaron and Donna (Curtis) Mohr.  A 1971 graduate of Markesan High School with continued education resulting in an Associates Degree in Microbiology from Moraine Park Technical Institute in Fond du Lac in 1974. Chuck devoted his entire working career to microbiology. He started his career at Friday Canning in New Richmond training for placement in Gillett and Coleman being the first Quality Control manager. Chuck stayed with Friday Canning thru the merging with Chiquita and Seneca. After 28 years with Friday canning and 9 years with Allen Canning in Pulaski, Chuck transferred to the freezer plant at Pictsweet Farms in Bridgeville, DE.

Little did he know he would be renting from his future wife when he moved to Gillett. Chuck met Nanette (Andrews Henkel) and was married on July 3,, 1982 – 38 years ago! Chuck was active with Gillett Lions Club, Gillett Civic Club and Gillett Sno-Riders.  In his retirement years he volunteered for the cleaning and cooking for the Gillett Lions Fair Food Stand. Chuck was very active with his church, St. John’s Riverside Lutheran Church putting up Christmas trees, lawn care, Board of Finance and cooking chicken booyah for fundraisers.  Chuck also enjoyed helping local businesses set up accounting spreadsheets.

Chuck absolutely loved his Canadian fishing trips for over 40 years with family and friends. His biggest delight was when his grandchildren joined him on the fishing trips. His grandson kept the tradition alive and joined him for 20 years and his great granddaughter went 4 years, that made Chuck so very proud! He fished locally at Kelly Lake 3 to 4 days a week as a favorite past time. White Potato Lake holds a special spot with time spent at the family cottage. Chuck hunted whitetail deer all his life from Gillett to Hurley and was an avid gun collector.

Chuck leaves behind his loving wife Nanette and his son Spencer (Laurie) Henkel. Grandchildren; Spencer (Alisha) Henkel, Chelsea (Cody) Anderson, Whitney (Matt) Lauersdorf. Great grandchildren; Kacee Groskreutz, Ella Henkel, and Malia Anderson. Brothers; David, Robert and John, Two sisters; Mary and Carol. Preceded in death by his parents Aaron and Donna, and brother Mark and his in-laws Clyde and Emma Andrews.

A public visitation will be held Sunday, November 22 from 4 pm – 7pm at Kuehl Funeral Home, Gillett.  The family asks that social distancing and mask wearing be observed, due to serious concerns with the virus. The family will gather privately for a funeral at St John’s Riverside Lutheran church on Monday, November 23, 2020 Chuck will then be laid to rest at Wanderers Rest Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund for St. John’s Riverside Lutheran Church has been established.

The Mohr family would like to thank the staff at St. Clare Memorial Hospital in Oconto Falls, St Mary’s Hospital 3rd Floor ICU in Green Bay and St Vincent Hospital 6th Floor ICU in Green Bay, Oconto Falls Ambulance for their kind and compassionate care.  Also, a heartfelt Thank You goes out to Kuehl Funeral Home for assisting us in this difficult time.


Mary Lou Smith

Mary Lou Smith




Mary L Smith, 86, of  Gillett, passed away Sunday, November 8th, 2020, at her home.

Originally from West Virginia, Mary spent most of her life in Northwest Indiana working in a hospital setting then later in a diner that she owned. In 2009 Mary moved to Gillett with her husband Howard where they have enjoyed countless evenings sitting by the pond, enjoying nature, and enjoying local diners. Mary was a very loving Wife and Mother who made every holiday memorable. Mary was active, she was a knitter, quilter, loved lighthouses, huge dirt track race fan, sold Avon for over 30 years and enjoying spending time with family and friends, whom se loved dearly.

Mary is survived by her husband Howard, her daughter Linda Nix (Wendell), daughter-in-law Jackie, three stepsons Gary (Lisa), Kevin (Stephanie) Jeffrey (Lily) and stepdaughter Crystal. Grandchildren Jerry Lee (Kris) , Susan, Katrina (Steven), step-grandchildren Marty (Stephanie), Donna, Polly Jane. Great-grandchildren Cheyene, Angel (Andrew), Jerry Lee, Matthew, Brittany, Anthony, Andrew, Annemarie, Olivia, Jackson, Raegan. Great-Great grandchildren, Michael, Maveric, Maeox, and Marquon.

She was preceded in death by her father William and Mother Ethel, Brother Bill, Sisters Georgia, Mae, Jean and Louise; son Jerry and great granddaughter Heather, along with many other family members and friends. There will be a visitation at the funeral home Thursday, November 12, 2020 from 4pm – 7pm. Kuehl is honored to serve the family at their time of need.