Richard J. (Ric) Schmieder

Richard J. (Ric) Schmieder

Richard J. (Ric) Schmieder, age 69, a Whitelaw resident, passed away on Sunday August 22, 2021 at home with his family by his side after a courageous battle with cancer.

He was born on April 29, 1952 in Manitowoc, son of the late Lawrence and Catherine (O’Leary) Schmieder.  Ric graduated from Reedsville High School, with the class of 1970.  On May 4, 1973 he married Darlene Boeder at Zion Lutheran Church, Wayside.  Ric was employed with Brillion Iron Works for 44 years.  He always seemed to have a second job to keep him busy.  Ric enjoyed his yardwork and gardening.  He was an avid Green Bay Packers fan, loved his Sirius XM 60’s channel, and was proud of his car collection.  Ric’s greatest joy was spending time with his children and grandchildren.

Survivors include his wife of 48 years, Darlene, Whitelaw; two sons and one daughter-in-law: Jesse Schmieder, Manitowoc, Kris and Ellan Schmieder, Manitowoc, four grandchildren: Keegan Schmieder, Keirdra Brunette, EJ Schmieder, Ryder Schmieder, two brothers-in-law; Roger  (Carol) Boeder, Mel (Sue) Loppnow, one special cousin; Harry (Sandee) O’Connell, one fur baby; April.  Nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends also survive.

Ric was also preceded in death by one sister; Susan Schmieder, two infant sisters, father-in-law and mother-in-law; Ray and Erna (Schwahn) Boeder, one sister-in-law; Carol Loppnow.

The family will greet relatives and friends from 12:00 PM until 1:45 PM on Friday August 27, 2021 at First Lutheran Church, Manitowoc.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 PM on Friday August 27, 2021 at First Lutheran Church, Manitowoc.  Officiating at the service will be Pastor Rachel Hacker.  Entombment will be at Knollwood Mausoleum at a later date.

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

The family would like to extend a special thank you to the doctors and many nurses at the Bellin Cancer Team, Dr. Mortara and Patti Marquardt.  Also all the nurses at the Bellin Infusion Room, he always enjoyed talking to Katie.  Last but not least, Tammy from the Aseracare Hospice Team.  She was an angel dressed as a nurse.

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

Paula R. Fiecko

Paula R. Fiecko

Paula Rae Fiecko, a Manitowoc resident, age 67, entered eternal rest on August 23. 2021 at her home surrounded by her family.

Paula was born in Eau Claire, Wisconsin to the late Loren and (Beverly Hennig) Loiselle on December 22, 1953.

She attended Two Rivers High School graduating in 1972.

Paula also attended UW Manitowoc, and LTC.  She worked in various industries including but not limited to, Perkins Restaurant, Associated Bank, and United Health Care where she retired from.   In her retirement, Paula opened her heart and home to many children in the Lakeshore Foster Families & Friends.

On August 23, 1980, she married the love of her life, Jeffery Fiecko.  He preceded her in death in December of 2013.

Paula is survived by one son and daughter-in-law:  Erik and Melissa Loiselle, Madison, Wisconsin.  Two Grandchildren:  Griffin Loiselle, and Cassidy Nelson, and a step grandchild:  Sophie Schroeder.

Also surviving Paula:  one sister; Jeanna Loiselle; one brother and sister-in-law:  Scott and Trisha Loiselle; a special sister-in-law and brother-in-law: Cindie and Randy Hoefner and sister-in-law; Laura Loiselle.

Paula was also preceded in death by two brothers; Tim Loiselle and John Loiselle, her Father-in-law and Mother-in-law: William and Doris Fiecko, , a sister-in-law:  Sandy Rabideau, and a niece; Kristin Rabideau.

Per Paula’s wishes, cremation has taken place.  A committal service will be held at 1:30 PM on Thursday, September 16, 2021 at Evergreen Cemetery, Manitowoc.

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

 

The family would like to extend a special thank you to the entire Vince Lombardi Cancer Care team for their care and compassion shown towards Paula and her family.

 

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

 

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

Randall Katchenago

Randall Katchenago

Randall Katchenago Sr. age 62 of Green Bay, started his journey to the spirit world on August 17, 2021 after a courageous battle with cancer.

He was born on December 13, 1958 in Keshena Wi., son of the late Elmer and Dorthea (Newton) Katchenago .

Randall worked many years in the moving industries, he enjoyed hunting, fishing, and trips to the casinos. Most of all he cherished his grandchildren and spending quality time with them all.

He is survived by his wife Rosalyn, his five children: Kateri (Marques) Danforth, Randall Jr. Katchenago, Kari Katchenago, Jaime Katchenago, and Ashley Boivin, all of Green Bay; and twelve grandchildren. Randy is further survived by his siblings; Jeanne (Jacob) Nevzoroff, Gilbert Az., Barbara (Colin) Caldwell, Keshena Wi., Roxanne (Joseph) Ponfil, Keshena Wi., Yvonne (Antonio) Hernandez, Green Bay,  Denise Kennedy, Green Bay, Elmer (Mae) Katchenago, Gresham Wi.,  Keith Katchenago, Keshena, Wi., many nieces and nephews.

Randy was also preceded in death by his parents: Elmer and Dorthea Katchenago, his siblings: Beverly, Patricia, Rhonda, John and Kateri; special nieces and nephews: Diana and Wayne Wolf, Stephanie Hill, John Holsonbach, and Jeffery Smits.

The family will greet relatives and friends from 4:00 PM until 8:00 PM on Friday, August 20, 2021 at Legacy Gathering Center, 838 S. Fisk Street, Green Bay.  A rosary service will be held at 7:00 PM.  Visitation will continue on Saturday, August 21, 2021 from 9:00 AM until 11:00 AM at Legacy Gathering Center, 838 S. Fisk Street, Green Bay.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 AM on Saturday August 21, 2021 at Legacy Gathering Center, 838 S. Fisk Street.

The family would like extend a special thank you to the Bellin cancer team, the 4th floor medical unit and Unity Hospice for the excellent care they provided.  Also a special Thank You to Melinda Danforth and family for providing drumming services, the fire keepers and to St. Michael’s Catholic Church, Keshena.

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

Gorman C. Lex

Gorman C. Lex

Gorman C. Lex, Jr., age 90, lifelong resident of Valders, passed away on Thursday afternoon, August 12, 2021 at Aurora Medical Center, Two Rivers.

He was born on December 26, 1930, son of the late Gorman and Blanche (Peterik) Lex.  He attended Valders Public Schools, graduating with the class of 1949.  On April 17, 1971 he married Sharon Pingel at Faith Lutheran Church, Valders.  She preceded him in death on October 31, 2013.  He served in the United States Air Force from 1951 until 1955.  He was employed with the Valders Meat Market for many years and then was employed with Faith Lutheran Church, Valders as their custodian until his retirement.  Junior was a lifetime member of the Thompson-Burkard American Legion Post #28 where he held various positions in his 64 years of service.  Junior was involved with the Valders Improvement Corporation.  He served with the Valders Planning committee.  Junior was a longtime member of Faith Lutheran Church, Valders.  Junior was an avid Green Bay Packer fan and survived The Ice Bowl.

Survivors include one son and daughter-in-law: Rick and Danielle Lex, Cleveland, three grandchildren: Amanda Schindler, Samantha (Brennan) Dufek, Joshua Arnhoelter, great grandchildren, one sister: Shirley Gintner, Hartford, two sisters-in-law: Clara Yanda, Mary Ann Krogh, two brothers-in-law: Roger (Janice) Pingel, Albert (Denise) Pingel.  Junior is also survived by many dear nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Junior was also preceded in death by his father-in-law and mother-in-law: Harry and Arlene Pingel, four brothers-in-law: John “Jack” Gintner, George Pingel, Jens “Jim” Krogh, Dennis Bratz, four sisters-in-law: Elaine (Ed) Stenzel, Patty Yanda, Nancy Ducat, Betsy (Richard) Yanda.

The family will greet relatives and friends from 2:00 PM until 4:45 PM on Monday August 16, 2021 at Faith Lutheran Church, Valders.

Funeral services will be held at 5:00PM on Monday August 16, 2021 at Faith Lutheran Church, Valders.  Officiating at the service will be Rev. Jim Wilson.  Military rites will be accorded by the American Legion Post #88 following the service.  Burial will be held at J.O. Tyler Cemetery, Town of Eaton at a later date.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to the staff at Shady Lane Nursing Home 4th floor, Aurora Medical Center, Two Rivers for their care and compassion shown towards Junior and his family.

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 the arrangements.

Hazel Collins

Hazel Collins

Hazel Dorothy Collins, 95, of Cecil, Wisconsin peacefully passed away on June 13, 2021.

Hazel was born on February 12, 1926, to Roland and Julia (Micoley) Martineau in Spruce, Wisconsin. After graduating from Oconto Falls High School in 1944, she worked in Milwaukee followed by a long career at Seneca. There was a young man named Gordon Schaal that fell in love with the beautiful woman getting off a train that he and his sister Dort were on, returning from Milwaukee.  Hazel and Gordy were married not long after – going on to have three children, Doug, Pamela, and Dean.  After Gordy’s passing in 1973, Hazel married John Collins. After retiring from Seneca in 2004, Hazel spent her leisure time enjoying life at her home on the Oconto River feeding the birds in the summer and winters at her home in Florida.

Hazel was predeceased by her parents, Roland and Julia Martineau, brothers Jerry Martineau and John Martineau, Gordon Schaal, Doug Schaal and John Collins.  She is survived by Pamela (Thomas) Runge, Dean (Charmyn) Schaal and numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren and one great-great grandchild.  Pam and Dean extend a special thank you to the Jason and Tara Parsons family for all the care, support and joy they gave to Hazel.  There are no events planned, as Hazel did not wish to have any funeral services.

Kuehl Funeral Home was honored to assist the family.