Mar 14, 2023 | Obituaries
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|Joito A. Mateo passed away Saturday, March 11, 2023 at St Mary’s Hospital, Green Bay with his family by his side. He was born on October 2, 1967 in Puerto Rico, son of Maria (Cruz) and the late Jose Mateo.
Joito had four children. One who sadly passed and three whom he loved dearly. He was also a grandfather to nine grandkids. Joito was a happy caring and loving man. He has family in Wisconsin and Rhode Island and always committed to be with his loved ones. He’d light up a room with his laugh and bright sense of humor. If the people we love are stolen from us, the way to have them live on is to never stop loving them.
Visitation for Joito will be held on Thursday, March 16, 2023 at the Legacy Funeral Chapel and Gathering Center, 838 S Fisk St, Green Bay from 4:00 PM until the time of services at 7:00 PM. Officiating at the service will be Rev. Julio Reyes. Burial will take place at Woodlawn Cemetery, Green Bay.
Please visit www.legacycarepartners.com to leave expressions of sympathy for the family. Legacy Funeral Chapel and Gathering Center is assisting the family with arrangements.
Feb 20, 2023 | Obituaries
Michael J. Recha, 74, Collins, passed away Saturday, February 18, 2023 at Aurora BayCare Medical Center, Green Bay, with his family by his side. He was born on September 13, 1948 in Rhinelander, son of the late Frank and Florence (Gauthier) Recha.
Michael served in the US Army from 1968 until 1971. On June 12, 1987 he married Theresa Oehlke in Manitowoc. Mike was employed as a machinist for over 40 years at Tecumseh retiring shortly after the plant closed in 2007. Mike was a simple man who enjoyed being with family and friends. He loved camping and joking around.
Mike is survived by his wife of more than 35 years: Theresa Recha, Collins; 6 children: Missy (Jim) Schultz, Jen (Jon) Braden, Josh (Brenda) Recha, Pat (Fawn) Oehlke, Chris Recha and Brandon Recha; 12 grandchildren; 6 great grandchildren; two sisters; two brothers; one brother-in-law and sister-in-law; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends also survive. He was also preceded in death by one grandson; two great-grandsons; one sister; one brother and two brothers-in-law.
A visitation and celebration of life will be held for Mike on Saturday, February 25, 2023 at the Lendman Funeral Home and Gathering Center, 4638 Expo Drive, Manitowoc from 1:00 PM until 4:00 PM when Military Honors will be conducted. Cremation will occur following services and Michael will be laid to rest at a later date. Expressions of sympathy and memories may be shared with Michael’s family by visiting www.lendmanfh.com. The Lendman Funeral Home and Gathering Center, 4638 Expo Drive, Manitowoc is assisting the family with funeral arrangements
Jan 25, 2023 | Obituaries
Susan B. Marski, 72, Townsend, passed away on Monday, January 16, 2023 at Bellin Hospital, Green Bay. She was born on June 24, 1950 in Portland, Oregon, daughter of the late Robert and Elizabeth (Blair) Kirchhoff.
Susan was a graduate of Conant High School, Hoffman Estates, Illinois with the class of 1968. She attended Harper College and received an Associate’s Degree. On April 26, 1975 she married Robert Marski in Mundelein, IL. Susan was employed as a teacher’s aid at the elementary and high school level for many years until her retirement.
Susan was married to her loving husband for 47 years. She was an exceptional wife, mother and grandmother with a heart of gold. She was very active in her families lives including being on the School Board, a soccer coach for all 4 kids as well as part of the Cary Soccer Association in her roles of Vice President and President. Susan was the biggest Packers fan in a family of Bears fans and always held her own on game days. She loved to cook, read, and sit by the campfire. Susan loved the outdoors including fishing and still holds the record in the family for biggest fish caught (a 68.5 inch sturgeon). She love to create and was a fantastic artist. Susan will be dearly missed by all those she touched throughout her life.
Survivors include her husband: Robert Marski, Townsend; four children: Jenny (Shawn) Nelson, Corvallis, Montana, Chris, (Carrie) Marski, Wausau, Tracy Marski, Townsend, Natalie Marski, McHenry, Illinois; eight grandchildren: Jacob, Caitlin and Reilly Nelson, Alex Marski, Robbie and Emma Rose Hartung, Hunter and Brooklyn Rodriguez; one sister: Nancy (Robert) McQuown; two brothers: Pete (Judy) Kirchhoff and Mike (Peggy Murray) Kirchhoff; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends also survive.
Cremation has occurred and a celebration of Susan’s life will take place at a later date.
The Kuehl Funeral Home, 108 E Main St. Gillett is assisting the family with arrangements. Please visit www.kuehlfuneralhome.com to share memories and expressions of sympathy for Susan’s family.
Jan 23, 2023 | Obituaries
Judy A. Genke, age 82, formerly of Gillett, WI passed away on Sunday, January 22, 2023. She was born on December 6, 1940 in the town of How to the late Elmer and Isabell Gardebrecht. Judy graduated from Suring High School in 1958. She worked at the Plywood in Gillett and then Lindwood in Mosling until they closed. Judy then worked at the Gillett nursing home until retirement. In her younger years, Judy enjoyed going to polka dances and fishing with her best friend Vic. She also enjoyed flower gardening, playing cards, bingo, birdwatching, and watching game shows. More than anything, Judy loved spending time with her family, especially visiting her daughter, son-in-law, granddaughter, and grand-dogs. Judy is survived by her daughter, Brenda Burkard; her son-in-law, Gary Burkard; and her granddaughter Isabella Burkard; as well as siblings, Darlene Buhrandt, Susan Druckrey, and Dan (Teri) Gardebrecht; sisters in-law, Cheryl Gardebrecht, Connie Gardebrecht; and best friend Vic Milhans. She is further survived by many nieces, nephews, and friends. Judy was preceded in death by her parents, Elmer and Isabell Gardebrecht; and brothers Richard Gardebrecht and Harvey Gardebrecht; brother-in-law Lawrence Buhrandt; and two infant sons, Todd and Jeffery Genke.
Visitation will be held on Friday, January 27, 2023 at St. John Lutheran Church, 101 W Main St., Gillett, from 11:30 AM until the time of service at 1:30 PM. Officiating at the funeral service will be Rev. Chris Byars, with burial to follow at St. John Lutheran Church Cemetery, Gillett.
The family would like to thank the staff of Matthews Senior Living in Wrightstown and Moments Hospice for the excellent care provided to Judy.
The Kuehl Funeral Home, Gillett is assisting the family with arrangements. Expressions of sympathy and memories may be shared with the family by visiting www.kuehlfuneralhome.com.
In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund will be established in Judy’s memory.
Jan 13, 2023 | Obituaries
Jane E. Jeske, 59, of Peshtigo, passed away early Tuesday morning, December 20, 2022 at Arbor Village. She was born on August 28, 1963, in Oconto Falls, daughter of the late Maynard Sr. and Diane (Schmidt) Jeske.
Jane attended schools in Suring and Gillett. She loved scratch off lottery tickets and doing crosswords. For a short time, Jane also enjoyed knitting afghans and potholders. She loved her dog Mikey and was a huge Mickey Mouse Fan, collecting various items.
Jane is survived by one brother: Scott Jeske; aunts and uncles: Bernard (Susan) Jeske, Richard (Laura Jean) Jeske, Phyllis (David) Wilson; nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends also survive.
She was preceded in death by her parents: Maynard Sr. and Diane Jeske; one brother: Maynard Jr.; and one uncle Daniel Jeske.
Visitation for Jane will be held on Saturday, January 14, 2023 at the Kuehl Funeral Home, 108 E Main St, Gillett, from 9:00 AM until the time of services at 11:00 AM. Officiating at the memorial service will be Rev. Michael Paholke. Cremation has occurred and Jane will be laid to rest near her parents in Christ Lutheran Church Cemetery, Hintz.
Expressions of sympathy may be left for the family by visiting www.kuehlfuneralhome.com
The family would like to extend a special thank you to the staff of Arbor Village for their many years of care given to Jane and her family as well as the staff of Unity Hospice for their assistance during her illness.