Anton Poklinkoski

Anton Poklinkoski

Anton (Tony”) Poklinkoski, Jr., 93, passed away November 20, 2022, at his residence, surrounded by his loving sons.

Tony was born October 31, 1929 to Anton, Sr. and Rose (Pokorski) Poklinkoski in Manitowoc. He married Adeline (Wells) in 1953.  She preceded him in death, after 61 years of marriage, May 20, 2014.

Tony was drafted into the Army during the Korean War, stationed in Germany. He worked landscaping with his brother Matt for many years before owning/operating Tony’s Bar and Tony’s Welcome Inn. After leaving the tavern business, he continued working as an equipment operator, running endloaders well into his’80’s.

Tony is survived by his sons, David (Madison), Gary (Wausau) and Tom (Manitowoc).  He also survived by a sister, Alvina.  He was preceded in death by his parents Anton & Rose, his wife Adeline, and siblings, Matthew, Edward, Ann and Clarence.

Tony especially enjoyed his many fishing trips to Canada with his long-time friends, brothers and nephews. He was an avid Chicago White Sox fan.

Tony will be interred with his wife at Knollwood Memorial Mausoleum.

Per Tony’s request, no services will be held.

Expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family by visiting

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

Cicaly Venita Veronica Moreno

Cicaly Venita Veronica Moreno


Cicaly Venita Veronica Moreno, 16, Green Bay passed away unexpectedly on November 18, 2022. She was born on April 13, 2006, daughter of Jamie Moreno and the Late Cecil R. Sperberg.

She attended Green Bay West High School and enrolled in College Courses in Psychology. She is always learning and creating. She loves to paint, draw, and write. She loves music, making people laugh, her dog Sancha and her brothers. Her father is her heart, and her mother is her best friend.

She is survived by the love of her life Nick Brice, her mother; Jamie Moreno, her stepdad; Aaron Stands, her brothers; Knowledge Jandreau (Emma Roblero),and Jovan Moreno, grandmothers; Elena Kitchenakow and Brenda Marsh, her grandfather; Mike (Lisa) Sortino, favorite cousins; Kiariah Kitchenakow and Adriana Moreno and many aunts and Uncles.

Cicaly is preceded in death by her father Cecil R. Sperberg, great grandparents; Joesph and Venita Moreno, and grandfather; Anthony Kitchakow.

The family will greet relatives and friends from 12:00 noon until 8:00 PM on Friday November 25, 2022 at Legacy Gathering Center, (838 S. Fisk, Green Bay).  The Visitation will continue from 9:00 AM until 1:00 PM on Saturday November 26, 2022 at Legacy Gathering Center (838 S. Fisk, Green Bay).

Funeral services following the visitation will be held on Saturday November 26, 2022 at 1:00pm. Followed by a gathering please bring a dish to pass.

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The Legacy Gathering Center, Green Bay is assisting the family with funeral arrangements.

Dorothy Schnell

Dorothy Schnell

Dorothy Schnell of Manitowoc was a devoted mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, daughter, and friend. She passed away suddenly but peacefully, after a full day of loved ones visiting her at the hospital.

Dorothy lived a full life. After graduating from Reedsville High School and Bellin College of Nursing, she went on to pursue her passion for helping others with a career in nursing. She worked in various areas of nursing for 37 years. In 1959, she married her husband, Bob, and they had two beautiful daughters, Faith and Robin. Dorothy and Bob were married for 52 years before Bob passed.

Dorothy was very proud of her extensive travel with her husband and friends. She visited 46 foreign countries, including those in Europe, Africa, and South America, as well as most of the attractions in the United States.

Dorothy enjoyed dancing and listening to old-time music, especially polka. She loved playing cards with her friends and most enjoyed visiting her kids, grandkids, and great-grandkids.

Dorothy was proceeded in death by her parents and loving husband.

Dorothy is survived by two daughters and sons-in-law, Faith (Dave) Gruss and Robin (Wade) Hungerford; three grandchildren, Rachel (Jayme) Radonski, Dana Hungerford, and Troy Hungerford; three great-grandchildren; one sister, Darylene Lau; and sister-in-law, Marion Meyer.

The family will greet relatives and friends from 10:00 am until 11:45 am on Wednesday, November 23, 2022, at St. Mark’s United Church of Christ (N9286 Dairyland Drive, Cleveland, WI 53015).

Funeral services will be held at 12:00 noon on Wednesday, November 23, 2022, at St. Mark’s United Church of Christ. Officiating at the service will be Rev. Dr. Patrick Schultz.

Burial will be at 10:00 am on Friday, November 25, 2022, at Friedens United Church of Christ Cemetery in Reedsville, WI.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to the staff at the Aurora Medical Center and Hospice in Two Rivers, and Randy and Dennis, for their care and compassion shown towards Dorothy.

In place of flowers, donations can be made to Bellin College in Green Bay in Dorothy’s memory, by visiting

Expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family by visiting

The Lendman Funeral Home is assisting the family with funeral arrangements.

Byrnece Margaret Riesterer

Byrnece Margaret Riesterer

Byrnece Margaret Riesterer, 97, of St. Nazianz, passed away on Friday, October 14, 2022 at Rivers Bend Health Services, Manitowoc.

Byrnece was born on April 16, 1925 on the family homestead in rural Manitowoc to Edward and Margaret (Kaufman) Eisner. She enjoyed growing up on the family farm and told many stories about it. She attended school in Manitowoc. At the age of 16, she had her first job as a housekeeper for a family in Manitowoc. She was proud of the work she did at Aluminum Goods Mfg. Co. during WWII making ammo boxes. She held part time jobs occasionally while raising her family including many years at Meyer’s Supper Club as a cook. Her last job was at Pine River Pre-Pack in the shipping dept. After retirement, she volunteered at Salvatorian Mission in New Holstein and at the Nutrition Site/Meals on Wheels in St. Nazianz. In her 97 years, she saw many changes in the world including new inventions, medical advances, hairstyles, clothing styles, and life changes. She had many good friends over her lifetime.

She would readily tell you her biggest accomplishment and the best times of her life were raising her kids and watching them grow. Luckily that followed through to her grandkids, great-grandkids, and great-great-grandkids. We’re all better to have had her in our lives.

Mom loved playing cards, cooking, baking, canning, crocheting, quilting, and gardening, especially flowers.

Byrnece is survived by her pride and joy, her children, Jim and Fay Riesterer of Appleton, Chuck Riesterer of St. Nazianz, Gary Riesterer of St. Nazianz, Annette and Bill Lehman of Whitelaw, and Nancy and Doug Sy of Valders.

Also surviving are grandchildren and their spouses, Jeff Riesterer, Greg and Rebecca Riesterer, Allen and Nicole Riesterer, Pam Riesterer, Shelly Liesch, Renee and Tom Keltesch, Shannon Buchner and fiancé Craig Rozmarynowski, Joy and Scott Lee, Jana and Justin Blackchief, Kristi and Tom Hebert, Kim and Mike Houseye, Lisa Lehman, Casy Sy and fiancé Shawn Olson, Brandon and Tanya Sy.

Also great-children and their spouses, Nicholas, Benjamin Riesterer; Ethan, Katelyn, Colton, Jackson Riesterer; Justin and Taylor Mertzig, Samantha and Kyle Reynolds; Emily and Joseph Gorgas; Clayton and Marissa Keltesch, Megan Keltesch and friend Brandon; Jacob Buchner and friend Megan, Madalynn Buchner and friend Michael; Samantha Lee; Nathan, Mia, Max Hebert; Mya, Calla Houseye; Gwendolyn, Keegan Olson; Wyatt Sy. Great-great-grandchildren include Ryker Mertzig, Delilah Moore, Burton Reynolds.

Preceding her in death were her daughter, Janice, daughters in-law Bonita and Debbie, grandsons Jesse and Jason Riesterer, and Randall Lehman.

Her brothers and sister in-law Lloyd and Leona Eisner, Paul and Alice Eisner, Vernon and Marcy Eisner, and sister and brother in-law Jeanette and Norbert Herrmann, and brother in-law and sister in-law Jerome and MaryAnn Riesterer. Her mother and father in-law Elizabeth and Peter Riesterer, along with other relatives and friends.

Mom lived a long, full, joyful life, and we miss her terribly. Her wish was for us all to live happy lives.

The family will greet relatives and friends from 9:00 AM until 10:45 AM on Thursday, October 27, 2022 at St. Gregory Catholic Church, St. Nazianz.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 AM on Thursday, October 27, 2022 at St. Gregory Catholic Church, St. Nazianz.  Officiating at the Mass of Christian Burial will the Rev. William Brunner with burial to follow at St. Gregory Catholic Cemetery, St. Nazianz.

Her family would like to thank the Valders Ambulance, St. Nazianz First Responders, Holy Family ER staff, 5th floor nursing staff, Rivers Bend, and especially ProMedica Hospice Care for their help in her last days. And a big hug goes out to Mary Olig for her caring, thoughtful ways.

Expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family by visiting

Lendman Funeral Home and Gathering Center in Manitowoc assisted with funeral arrangements.

Melvin J. Satori

Melvin J. Satori

Well to make a long story short….

Melvin John Satori, 86, a resident of Manitowoc, died peacefully, surrounded by his family on September 29, 2022 at Bellin Hospital in Green Bay.

Melvin was born on Aug. 22, 1936 in Manitowoc, WI, son of the late John and Gertrude Meyer Satori. He graduated from Lincoln High School in 1954.

On January 6, 1961, Melvin married Helen Satori in Attalla, Alabama. Together, they had three children – Ellen, Steven and Gwen.

Mel was an avid outdoorsman and could always be found either in his shed tinkering with whatever needed to be fixed next, or chopping wood out back behind his barn. He loved taking trips out to his second home in North Dakota where he enjoyed hunting, fishing and helping his friends out with their welding projects.

Mel was proud of his family, especially his grandchildren and great grandchildren. His eyes always glistened when he would tell them one of his “stories” and loved to tease them. Papa was known for his many voices he created for his stories as well as his endless “Mel-isms”. One of the grandkids’ favorite summer traditions with Papa was when he would take them all berry picking.

Mel was a proud veteran of the United States Army. He was drafted in 1959 at the age of 23 and served 6 years in the Chemical Corp. He was recognized by the army for his astounding service and was honored with Expert Rifle, Sharpshooter (Carbine), Driver’s Badge, and the Good Conduct Medal. He was seen as a natural leader and was quickly promoted to being a Chemical Corp Instructor and was a Corporal. If you ever ran into Mel, you likely saw him wearing one of his many US Army Veteran caps along with his suspenders.

Following Mel’s military service, he began working as an Iron Worker for Iron Worker’s Local 8 for 37 years where he retired at the age of 64. He worked on countless projects but most notably – Lambeau Field, Point Beach and Kewaunee Nuclear Plants as well as all of the foundries and paper mills in the upper Fox Valley. His grandkids always liked going to visit his projects and seeing him wave to them from a beam of iron high up in the sky. Not only working full time as an Iron Worker, he also farmed and raised Herefords.

Survivors include Melvin’s three children: Ellen (Alan) Reinertson, Steven (Wanda) Satori, Gwen (Brad) Meidl, his nine grandchildren: Nathan (Amber) Reinertson, Megan (Ari Spagat) Reinertson, Angelina (Brad) Gaedke, Alli (Matt) Seiler, Matthew Meidl, Amber (Travis) Miller, Michaela (Joe) Liermann, Allison Satori and special friend Justin, Nichole Satori and special friend Lucas, his eight great grandchildren: Isabella, Andrew, Colton, Charlotte, Peyton, Jonathan, Sophia, Maddox.

Melvin was preceded in death by his wife Helen, one infant daughter, three siblings, Janice Lensmeyer, Marlene Gill and Jerald Satori; his parents John and Gertrude Satori; his father-in-law and mother-in-law, John and Edna Lambert.

The family will greet relatives and friends for a memorial visitation from 4:00 PM until 6:00 PM on Friday October 7, 2022 at The Lendman Funeral Home, Manitowoc.  A private family service will be held at a later date.

The family of Melvin Satori would like to extend their sincerest thanks to the doctors, nurses and care team at Bellin Hospital in Green Bay for their astounding service and kindness they provided to him.

Expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family by visiting

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