Lois was born on December 15, 1924 in Two Rivers, Wisconsin. She graduated from Washington High School in Two Rivers, and attended Prospect Hall Secretarial School in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. After graduation, Lois accepted a position as an executive secretary at A.O. Smith in Milwaukee. While attending a band concert in Washington Park, Lois met Les, and they married in May of 1951. They enjoyed a happy 49-year marriage until Lester’s passing. In 2001, Lois married another wonderful man, Jarrett (Jack) Horine, and they enjoyed one year together until Jack’s passing. Lois and Jack made the very most of that year by traveling the United States visiting family.
In Manitowoc, Lois worked at Manitowoc County Bank, and Eastman Employees Credit Union, eventually becoming its president. When Lois and Les retired, they moved to Fort Myers, Florida, where she used her administrative skills to work part-time for Shell Point Village and Benson’s Property Management, LLC.
Lois had a tremendous zest for life, which manifested itself in so many ways! She was an accomplished soprano vocalist, spending many Sunday mornings as a soloist in area churches. She directed the First Baptist Church Choir, took part in the Monday Music Club and Ensemble, and volunteered for the Community Concert Association of Manitowoc on an annual basis, bringing in new members every year to appreciate the arts she loved so well! She was also very active life long, playing golf and tennis, bicycling, hiking, ice-skating, swimming, and walking.
In addition to her parents, Dr. Albert Naidl and Mayme (Pazdera) Naidl, Lois was predeceased by her first husband, Lester Ahlswede; her second husband, Jarrett E. Horine; her brother, Dr. Harry Naidl; and sister-in-law, Laura June Waak Naidl. Survivors include daughters, Lyn Messemer (Robert); Lori Rogers (David); stepson Jarrett B. Horine (Kim); stepdaughter Kerry (Don); grandchildren, Stephen Messemer (Brittany); Lauren Messemer; Andrew Rogers (Katy); Elizabeth Rogers; Bradley Ward: Christopher Ward (Kristen); sister-in-law, Patricia Vivier-Naidl; niece Margaret Naidl (Mark); and nephew, Andrew Naidl (Amanda)
Richard (Dick) Robinson 93, of Mequon, WI, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, July 20, 2022, at Aurora Medical Center, Grafton. He was born on December 22, 1928, in Racine, WI to Clement and Claire Robinson. Dick grew up in the Milwaukee area, graduating from Pius XI with the class of 1946. Following high school, he served in the Marine Corps from 1946-1950 in Panama. A lifelong baseball fan and pitcher, he was signed by the Cincinnati Reds to a minor league contract before earning his degree in petroleum engineering from the University of Tulsa in 1957. His career included positions with Humble Oil & Refining Co., New Jersey; Shamrock Plastics, Canada; General Electric Plastics as a pioneering salesman for Lexan; and Husky Injection Molding in Canada before acquiring Kaysun Plastics Corporation in Manitowoc in 1975. He retired in 2003 and sold the business in 2008.
Dick is survived by his wife Gail Robinson; his children Dave (Mary Ann) Robinson, Newton, WI; Tom (Ning) Robinson, Clarkston, MI; Steve Robinson, Lexington, KY: Laura Steffen, Elgin, IL; Heidi Harrison, Plymouth, WI; Meg Harrison, Milwaukee, WI; Sam (Megan) Harrison, Kiel, WI; Heather Harrison, Milwaukee, WI; and Ben (Jenny) Harrison, Manitowoc, WI. He is also survived by his sister Judy (Bob) Heun, Appleton, WI, and his brother Dan (Joy) Robinson, Dousman, WI. He is further survived by his brother-in-law James Fanslau, Washington, D.C., 15 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, a sister and brother-in-law Mary (Pete) Hoffman and a son Terence Robinson.
Memorial services will be held on Saturday, August 6, at 11:00 a.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church, 10729 W. Freidstadt Road, Mequon, WI.
Joan R. Buck, age 90, a Manitowoc resident, passed away peacefully on Thursday evening June 30, 2022 at Angelus Senior Living, Manitowoc.
Joan was born on July 12, 1931 in Clarks Mills, WI, daughter of the late Joseph and Matilda (Pritzl) Anhalt. She graduated from Valders High School with the class of 1949. On November 14, 1953 she married Merrill Buck at St. Boniface Catholic Church, Manitowoc. In addition to being a homemaker and a wonderful mother she enjoyed Bowling, Golfing and Reading in her spare time.
Survivors include her husband of 68 years; Merrill, Manitowoc, four sons and three daughters-in-law; Steve (Sue) Buck, Franklin, Tim (Kathy) Buck, Oakdale, MN, Perry Buck, New Berlin, Rob (Melissa) Buck, Manitowoc, one daughter and son-in-law; Cheryl (Keith) Redding, Brookfield, ten grandchildren; Mara (Brad) Magner, Rachael (Ryan) Oxton, Chad (Liz) Redding, Maddie (Nick) Stock, Sydney Buck, Abbey Buck, Ashley Buck, Noah Buck, Aiden Buck, Ashton Buck, five great grandchildren; Cade Magner, Brynn Magner, Cole Magner, Sawyer Oxton, Ian Redding, two brothers and one sister-in-law; Wilfred Anhalt and David (Shirley) Anhalt, four sisters and one brother-in-law; Maryann Wotruba, Phyllis Uhrich, Rose Scanlon, Colleen ( Roger) Brunner. Nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends also survive.
Joan was also preceded in death by two sisters; Charlotte Rovang and Jean Klein, two brothers; Gordon Anhalt and Claude Anhalt, brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law.
The family will greet relatives and friends from 9:00 AM until 10:45 AM on Saturday July 9, 2022 at St. Francis of Assisi on Grand (1416 Grand Ave)
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 AM on Saturday July 9, 2022 at St. Francis of Assisi on Grand (1416 Grand Ave). Officiating at the Mass of Christian Burial will be Rev. Doug LeCaptain. Entombment of her cremated remains will be at Knollwood Chapel 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 staff at Angelus Senior Living and Sharon S. Richardson Community hospice for their care and compassion shown towards Joan and her family.
Memorials may be made to Sharon S. Richardson Community Hospice
The Lendman Funeral Home & Gathering Center is assisting the family with funeral arrangements.