Arnold William Block

Arnold William Block



Arnold W. Block died peacefully on October 27, 2021, at “The Bay at Suring” nursing home, Suring Wisconsin, with family by his side.

Arnold was born on December 22, 1926, in Spruce WI to the late Wilhelm and Orgena (Zarling) Block. On July  28, 1945, he married Joyce Olderman at Saint John’s Catholic Church Gillett, WI. Arnold work at Warvel Products for many years. His passions were fishing, eating, camping and woodworking. He was known for giving the fishing report to everyone in Gillett. After working at Warvels he loved cutting wood. He “lived in the woods” with Joyce and granddaughter Victoria. After that he started to make birdhouses, little tables and indoor and outdoor décor. People would always ask him what he was going to make next. Arnold and Joyce would camp in with their children and grandchildren whenever possible.

Arnold is survived by seven children: Arnold P. Block of Green Bay, Raymond (Kathy) of Coleman, Robert Sr. “Joe” Block (Sandra) of Gillett, Gene Block of Oshkosh, Colleen Gilbertson Meyer (Todd) of Oconto Falls), Michael “Storm” Block (Jackie Nordbo) Oshkosh and Carey Jo Block of Green Bay.  He is further survived by 20 grandchildren, 38 great grandchildren, and eight great, great grandchildren, one great, great, great grandchild. Also survived by brother-in-law Tom Konitzer, Sister-in-laws Shirley Block of Gillett, Yvonne Kirkenwitz of Bonduel, Anita Olderman of Hartford, Ilene (Tootsie) of Coleman. Brothers, Lenard (Carrie) Block of Oconto Falls, Norman (Judy) Block of Grafton, Daughter-in-law Donna Block Arcand (Al) and many nieces, nephews, and extended family.

Arnold was preceded in death by his wife Joyce Olderman Block, infant daughter Linda, son Daniel Block, brothers Kenneth and William Jr., Sister Darlene Courchaine Konitzer, Brother-in-law Harvey Kirchenwitz, Daughter-in-laws Corinne Leitzke Block, Roxanne Block and Kris Maurer Block, Son-in-law Chuck Gilbertson.

In lieu of flowers a Memorial Fund has been established in Arnold’s name.

A Memorial Service will take place Saturday November 6, 2021, at Kuehl Funeral Home (108 East Main Street) in Gillett from 9am – 12n



Veronica “Bonnie” Fischer

Veronica “Bonnie” Fischer



Veronica “Bonnie” Lucille Fischer passed away peacefully in her home the morning of October 19, 2021, at the age of 90.  Bonnie spent the last chapter of her life enjoying the “Lake Life” in the house her Husband and family help build many years ago.  She loved to garden and to have her flower gardens always looking beautiful.  Faithfully saying her rosary daily, Bonnie would find time and be seen by the locals driving her golf cart up and down the driveways, something that always bought a smile to her face.  When family would come up, they would be ready for a game of 500 Rummy as she was always ready to ask, “Play a game of cards?” Nothing filled her heart more than seeing her family, and knowing they were safe and taken care of. She was proud of everything they all did and loved them all deeply.

Veronica joins in heaven her son Michael and her husband Glen.   Her family lives on with her daughter Arla Fischer, her sons Eugene Simon and Michael Simon with wife Nikki Beyer-Simon and daughter Kaylee.  Veronica’s daughter Kathy Stein with husband Larry Stein, their daughter Kristine Stein with husband Michael Kasprzak, and their son Adam Stein with wife Amy Stein, and their daughters Brianna, Shayna, and Claudia. Veronica’s daughter Patty Weglarz with her husband David Weglarz. Veronica’s son Rodney Fischer with wife Jeannie Fischer, their sons Danny Fischer and Jimmy Fischer with wife Drea Fischer and daughter Millie, and Rodney and Jeanie’s daughters, Nicole Fischer and son Anthony, Lindsey Fischer and daughter Aaliyah, and Katie Fischer with daughter Anabel.

Visitation will be held Saturday October 30, 2021, from 9am to 11am with a Mass of Christian burial at 11am at St John’s Catholic Church (127 South Garden Avenue Gillett, WI 54124) with Father Frances Dias officiating. Kuehl Funeral Home of Gillett is honored to assist the family.


Ellen M. Bierhals

Ellen M. Bierhals



Ellen M. Bierhals passed away on October 18, 2021, at the age of 50, after a long and courageous battle with cancer, surrounded by loved ones who will strive to honor her memory by living their lives to the fullest.

She graduated from Valders High School with the Class of 1989.

The beach and flamingos brought Ellen the greatest joy.  She was a talented painter, loved to read and spend time with her daughters.  She loved to travel with her travel partner; her dog Mouse.

Ellen is survived by her daughters: Dakota and special friend, Dalton, and Madilynn, her mother and step-father: Jim and Pat (Wagner) Milligan, her father: Greg Zimmermann, two sisters and brothers-in-law:  Jane (Gary) Linzmeier, and Marie (Mark) Tuma .  Also nieces and nephews; Aaron Linzmeier and special friend Michelle Christman, Stephen Linzmeier, Robert (Kassie) Linzmeier, Ashley (Tim) Henneman, Sally Linzmeier, Kyle Tuma and special friend Kylee Griffin, and Kaden Tuma.  She is also survived by three great nieces: Ava, Harper, and Quinn, and two great nephews: Braxton and Bryce; along with aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends.

She was preceded in death by her grandparents; Stephen and Sally Wagner, uncles; Cal Guralski, and Steve Vogel, cousins; Cassie Guralski, and Mike Vogel.

Private family services will be held at the Lendman Funeral Home & Gathering Center on Saturday, October 23, 2021.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to HomeCare Health Services & Hospice for the excellent care Ellen was given by the entire staff.

Expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family by visiting

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

David L. Ryan

David L. Ryan

David L. Ryan, a former resident of Valders, peacefully entered into eternal life on Thursday, October 14, 2021 surrounded by his family at the Manitowoc Health & Rehabilitation Center.  

Dave was born May 2, 1931 in Manitowoc County, son of the late Charles and Minnie Ryan.  He was a graduate of Valders High School with the Class of 1950.  While attending high school, Dave lettered in Football, Baseball, Basketball, and Track, and still holds the record for the 100-yard dash.  On May 28, 1951, he was united in marriage to Bernadine (Mouie) Schwab.  She preceded him in death on November 19, 1998. 

Dave served in Germany as a Corporal in the United States Army from 1952 until he was honorably discharged in 1954.  He went on to serve another 10 years in the United States Army Reserves.   

After serving in the Army, Dave drove truck for the Lakeland Egg Coop in Sparta, Wisconsin for one year. After relocating back to Valders, Dave and his wife Mouie, owned and operated Dave & Mouie’s Bar in Valders for 13 years. He then spent 25 years driving semi for Spancrete until his retirement in 1993. 

In his spare time, he enjoyed hunting, fishing, spending time with his beloved one and only granddaughter, family, friends, and his “whiskey and sour’s”. 

Rick and Beth would like to extend a special thank you to their loving daughter Taylor for taking care of “Gramps” through the many years, and always putting him first.  

Survivors include one daughter and son-in-law:  Beth and Rick Falvey, Valders, one very special granddaughter; Taylor Rose Falvey (fiancé Kurt Schaus), Manitowoc, a very special friend, Judy Evenson, Valders, and two sisters-in-law: Marge Ryan, Manitowoc and Arlene Deehr, Manitowoc.  Nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends also survive. 

David is preceded in death by his step-mother:  Helen Ryan, brothers and sisters-in-laws:  Huns (Carmen) Ryan, Thomas Ryan, Jean (Larry) Burkart, Luanne (John) Mellin.  Sisters-in-laws and brothers-in-laws: Kate (John) Brannigan, Rosie (Norman) Schneider, Shirley (Francis) Deehr, and Jim Deehr. 

The family would like to thank all of the staff at Maritime Gardens Assisted Living for the last five years, Holy Family Memorial Hospital, Manitowoc Health & Rehabilitation Center, and especially Compassus Hospice for all of the care and comfort they gave to Dave and his family.  

Private services will be held with entombment at Knollwood Mausoleum in the town of Kossuth.  

Expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family by visiting 

The Lendman Funeral Home and Gathering Center is assisting the family with arrangements.

Dawn Ann Moffat

Dawn Ann Moffat

Wife and mother Dawn Ann Moffat passed away on September 26, 2021 at the age of 56 of natural causes. Her love of life didn’t come to an end with her death as her loved ones will continue to honor her legacy by living their lives to the fullest—with color, gratitude, and making people smile.

She was born on February 9, 1965, outside of Detroit, Michigan to Mildred and Earl Cox. While still a child she moved to San Diego, California but traveled back home often to visit friends and family. She married her husband of over 25 years, Rick Moffat, in 1995. Rick and Dawn raised 3 children, Cordell, Cameron, and Cole. The family moved to Wisconsin in 2004 and Gillett in 2013.

Dawn worked as an activity director at assisted living facilities for over 20 years. Her passion was to give others laughter and explore creativity. Crafts and games fill her home, using them to bring joy to her residents every day.

In her down time, Dawn collected unicorn items (her unicorn “onesie” being a prized possession), colorful leggings, and decorations. Halloween and Christmas were her favorite holidays, and you would know that as soon as you opened their door. She was also very generous; the day before her death, she walked with her son, Cody, at the “Walk to End Alzheimer’s” which was near to her heart. Always festive, always cheerful, and always spreading joy to others– that is how Dawn lived her life.

Dawn leaves behind a husband, Richard Moffat, five children: Cordell Cox (and daughter-in-law Casey Stoeckl), Cameron Moffat, Cody Moffat, Latasha Chavez (and son-in-law David Chavez), and Jason Moffat, two sisters: Janet Rentz, and Fran Pietron, and five grandchildren.

Memorial services will be held near Detroit, Michigan with family and close friends. Please reach out to the family for more information. The family has also set up a memorial fund for help with final costs.

Kuehl Funeral Home of Gillett is honored to assist the family.