Monica Lee Belongia

Monica Lee Belongia

On Wednesday April 21st, Monica Lee Belongia, 68, passed away in her sleep. She was a very loving mother, grandmother, and wife of 42 years. She had a contagious laugh, and loved her friends like family. She was devoted to her faith, and loved baking cookies and other sweets for neighbors and friends. She also loved to garden, and while we had a hard time keeping the plants alive sometimes (we are lousy botanists), she still enjoyed seeing things grow. She was also an avid animal lover, and would donate to charities of all kinds. She liked board games, playing cards, and going to gatherings. Everyone that knew her felt welcome around her and she would regularly prepare meals for people and would help the elderly as well. She worked at Meadow View nursing home as a CNA for 14 years, and while she wasn’t so great with being on time, she always made sure to show up. You will be missed Mom, by more than just our family. May you find the rest and sleep you truly deserve, and I know you won’t ever be forgotten.

 

She is survived by husband, Robert Belongia, daughter, Shamon (Jeremy) Anderson, and her son, Alton Belongia, two grandchildren, Conner and Mackennah Anderson, and nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by parents, Eugene and Eleanore Sperry, sister, Stephanie Harrison, and brother, Christopher Sperry.

 

The family thanks Meadow View, Sharon S. Richardson Community Hospice, and their staff for all the help and care they provided Monica in these last few months.

David A. Franz

David A. Franz

David A.Franz was born on April 29th, 1967. He was called home on January 19, 2021.

David had three passions in life: driving truck, cooking, and family and friends. He enjoyed sights from his seat in the  “big truck” and meeting people along the way. Affectionately known as Red Beard to those people on the road.

David loved experimenting in the kitchen. He always made enough to feed an army and he was happy to share .

He was a very kind and generous soul. It is said that his heart was bigger than him.

David is missed by his mother, Karen Franz and special friend Ron Kurpieski of Ohio, his sister, Aimee Franz and fiancée Adam Blanke of Manitowoc, his stepdad Carl of Fond du Lac, close friend, Terri Larson and fur baby, Frost, countless family and friends, and truck drivers across the country.

A celebration of David’s life and his love of food will be shared from 12:00 PM until 4:00 PM on Saturday April 24, 2021 at Lendman Funeral Home & Gathering Center, 4638 Expo Drive Manitowoc.

Expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family by visiting www.lendmanfh.com

The Lendman Funeral Home & Gathering Center, Manitowoc is assisting the family with funeral arrangements.

Patrick “Pat” Gilligan

Patrick “Pat” Gilligan

Patrick K. Gilligan “Pat”, 64, of Gillett WI passed away following a courageous battle with cancer.

Pat was born on March 31, 1957 to the late Lyle Gilligan and Lois (Vorron) Gilligan.

He attended High School at the Janesville School for the Blind. He enjoyed his drama Club and developed many wonderful friendships while going to school there.

Because of Pat’s Visual issues he did not receive a lot of employment opportunities, but Fifield’s in Gillett gave him a chance and he learned a great deal there. Then he was hired at the local canning company, which is now Seneca, he worked for them for 26 years until his illness.

Pat had a son Mark who died of childhood Leukemia and a daughter Tia who gave him five grandsons.

Pat is survived by his daughter Tia (Gilligan) Seel – Baxter; Grandchildren Mark Doering, Sevontae Baxter, S. Jon Baxter ll, Skyler Seel and Xander Seel, his sister Kathleen “Katie” Truax (Edward), four Nieces and Nephews, his best buddy Chewy, and his incredibly special friend Gail Friedman.

Pat was preceded in death by his Grandparents Bernard “Bun” and Lois Gilligan,  Charles and Irene Vorron, his parents Lyle M. Gilligan and Lois M. (Vorron) Perry, two brothers; Michael Gilligan, Thomas G. Gilligan, and his son Mark.

A “Celebration of Life” will be held at a later date. Kuehl Funeral Home is honored to assist the family.

 

Scott (Scotty) A. Schlei

Scott Adam Schlei, age 41, a Manitowoc resident, entered eternal life on Tuesday, April 6, 2021.

Scott was born June 28, 1979, in Manitowoc, son of John and Laura (Herzog) Schlei.  He was a graduate of Manitowoc Lincoln High School with the class of 1997.  Scott was employed at Cher-Make Sausage Company for 24 years.  He was a big video game enthusiast and was an avid Green Bay Packer fan.

Survivors include; his parents, John and Laura Schlei, Manitowoc, his brother; Billy Schlei and fiancee, Andrea Beeman, Manitowoc, one niece, Jordyn Schlei, Manitowoc.  Also surviving are many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.

Scott was preceded in death by his maternal and paternal grandparents.

Cremation has taken place and a celebration of Scott’s life will be held at a later date.

Expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family by visiting www.lendmanfh.com.

The Lendman Funeral Home & Gathering Center, Manitowoc is assisting the family with funeral arrangements.

Peter B. Robley

Peter B. Robley

Peter B. Robley, age 56, of cato passed away unexpectedly on Saturday morning April 3, 2021 at his residence.

He was born November 13, 1964.  He was the seventh of seven sons of the late Lewellyn and Vivian (Meyer) Robley. His birthday was shared with his oldest brother John and his god daughter Brianna.  He graduated from Valders High School with the class of 1983, where he was a member of the two-time state basketball runner up teams.  On May 6, 1996  he married Eileen Brouchoud on St. Thomas Island of the United States Virgin Islands.  He was employed by several carpenters for 20 plus years.  His last employer was John Dugan builders from whom he purchased the business in 2011 with his business partner Dennis Herzog, renaming it R&H Builders. Peter has served as a supervisor for the town of Cato for the last seven years.  Peter was an outdoor enthusiast where he enjoyed participating in a variety of sports, such as basketball, volleyball, golf, canoeing, scuba diving, skiing and hunting.  His love of travel and sports led him to take a 2100 mile bicycle venture to Boston Massachusetts and back. At one time Peter along with three of his friends challenged the former Green Bay Packer Larry McCarren (The Rock) to a game of leap frog.  His love of travel began at a young age when he spent nine months in the country of Denmark on an agriculture exchange program where he had two months to travel in Europe.  He especially enjoyed weekend camping trips with his wife and beloved dog.  Peter also went on many vacations with family and friends.

Survivors include, his wife; Eileen, Cato, Eileen’s children who he treated as his own; Cory (Jackie) Myers, Verona, Kristy (Russell) Hess, Florida, Eileen’s grandchildren who he dearly loved; Abigale and Seth Myers, he loved being called Grandpa Peter.  His brothers; John “Jack” and Marilyn Robley, Cato, Bruce and Lin Robley, Manitowoc, Brian Robley, Manitowoc, Tony Robley, Kaukauna, sister-in-law; Karen O’Hearn, Reedsville, his brother-in-law and sisters-in-law; Steve Brouchoud, Two Rivers, Ruthann (Milt) Mleziva, Manitowoc, Linda Armstrong, Portand ,OR, nieces and nephews; Jason (Michelle) Robley, Jess Robley, Seth (Leslie) Robley, Aaron (Bobbi Jo) Robley, Lesley (Jeremy) Burri, Lisa (Luke) Lane, Zach (Alyssa) Robley, Brianna (Adam) Schmitt, Dawn (Gene) Reilly, Sherri (Larry) Nunneley, Scott (Bobbi Jo) Mleziva, Kevin (Jennifer) Mleziva, Roy Armstrong and special friend, Angel, Jennifer (Harrison) Freeman, Daniel Armstrong, and his loyal companion, Murphy (aka Murf Man).  He is further survived by many great nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins and close friends.

In addition to his parents Peter was preceded in death by; Father-in-law and Mother-in-law; Daniel and Kathleen Brouchoud, his brothers; James and Burt, his sisters-in-law, Michele Robley, Marilyn Brouchoud, Eileen’s nephew; Jeff Brouchoud.  He is further preceded in death by several aunts, uncles, cousins.

The family will greet relatives and friends from 9:00 AM until 11:00 AM on Saturday April 10, 2021 at Faith Lutheran Church, Valders.

A Memorial service will be held at 11:00 AM on Saturday April 10, 2021 at Faith Lutheran Church, Valders.  Officiating at the service will be Pastor Carlos Ancheta.

In lieu of flowers a memorial fund has been established in Peter’s name.

Expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family by visiting www.lendmanfh.com

The Lendman Funeral Home & Gathering Center, Manitowoc is assisting the family with funeral arrangements.