Terrence J. Brooks

Terrence J. Brooks

Fish and game across the state celebrated the passing of Terrence Brooks (87) of Gillett, fearsome hunter and “King of Chute Pond.” He died peacefully from a long battle of suffering with excessive humility.

Born at home March 12, 1936, he remained a lifelong resident of Gillett. He married Janalee Raddant of Shawano in 1963 and raised three children. He was a faithful and dedicated member of St. John Catholic Church his entire life. Terry was happiest when hunting and fishing; and spent much of his life in the outdoors. He was particularly successful as a whitetail hunter and musky fisherman, bagging hundreds of each. He wished to be remembered as “an excellent fisherman.” Ever hardworking, he served many faithful years at Mirro and NuLine in Suring. He retired from a quality control position, where he enjoyed finding other people’s mistakes.

Terry is survived by his patient wife Janalee (Raddant) Brooks, children Rebecca (Jon) Holmes, Roberta (Timothy) Richards, and Timothy (Lindsay) Brooks;  Half-siblings Patrick (Corrine) Moynihan, Jeanne (Jerry) Barr, Marge Herald, Terry (Cindy) Moynihan, Beth (Bruce) Cisar, Colleen (Pete) Schneider, Corinne (John) O’Neil; granddaughters Alecia & Kristin, Caroline & Margaret. Terry was preceded in death by his beloved mother Florence Brooks and son-in-law Jon Holmes. His family would like to thank Woodside, Unity, Ellie & Ron, and Madonna for their help during this difficult time.

Visitation for Terry will be held on Saturday, April 22, 2023 at St. John Catholic Church, 127 S Garden Ave, Gillett, from 9:00 AM until the time of service at 11:00 AM. Officiating at the Mass of Christian Burial will be the Rev. Francis Dias. Burial will follow at St. John Catholic Cemetery, Gillett.

Memorials can be made in Terry’s honor to St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church in Gillett. Online condolences and other expressions of sympathy may be left for the family by visiting www.legacycarepartners.com. The Kuehl Funeral Home, 108 E Main St, Gillett is assisting the family with funeral arrangements.

MaryJean L. Tolzman

MaryJean L. Tolzman

MaryJean L. Tolzman, 94, formerly of Gillett, passed away on Tuesday morning, March 28, 2023 surrounded by her family at Kindred Hearts, Shawano. She was born on March 16, 1929 in the Town of Hartland, daughter of the late Louis Sr. and Florence (Richter) Boettcher.

MaryJean finished school at Slab City and began working at IGA Grocery Store in Bonduel where she met and later married Albert Tolzman on May 1, 1948. He preceded her in death on April 21, 1987. They moved to Gillett where they raised their family. MaryJean worked for Lee Schaal Farms and then Ross McMahon’s Grocery Store. She continued to work there under different owners. MaryJean also worked for Gillett Canning and Parkside Dairy as well as with her sister Lois for Shawano County Housing. During this time, MaryJean was a member of St. John’s in Pulcifer where she was a member of the Ladies Aid and taught Sunday School.  In retirement, MaryJean enjoyed reading, putting puzzles together and making quilts for church. She was currently a member of Faith United Lutheran Church, and the Women of Faith since the Church was built. MaryJean was also a member of the American Legion Auxiliary since 1964 and was their Treasurer for many years. She bowled for the Yancy team and was a member of the Hintz homemakers as well as Cub Scout Den Mother. In addition to all of this she also volunteered to bake pies for the Oconto County Fair.

MaryJean is survived by 7children and their spouses: Michael Tolzman, MS, Rosemary (Alvin) Swanson, MN, Brenda (Steve) Krueger, Bonduel, Rev. Brion Tolzman, NE, Scott (Denise) Tolzman, Dodgeville, Kevin (Special Friend, Jan) Tolzman, Sheboygan and Jeffrey (Joy) Tolzman, Gillett; 13 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren; two sisters: Lois Wiesnicht, Shawano and Sandi Kavach, Clintonville; many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends also survive. She was preceded in death by her husband: Albert, her parents: Louis Sr. and Florence Boettcher; one son: James Tolzman; two daughters-in-law: Delores and Michelle; one brother and sister-in-law: Louis Jr. and Rosella Boettcher; and two brothers-in-law: Clarence Runge and George Wiesnicht.

Visitation for MaryJean will be held on Friday evening, March 31, 2023 at the Kuehl Funeral Home, 108 E Main St, Gillett, from 5:00 PM until 7:00 PM. The visitation will continue on Saturday morning, April 1, 2023 at Faith United Lutheran Church, 11465 Old U, Gillett, from 9:30 AM until the time of services at 11:00 AM. Officiating at the Christian Victory Service will be the Rev. John Laatsch. Burial will take place at St, Johns Cemetery, Pulcifer.

Kuehl Funeral Home is assisting the family. Expressions of sympathy and memories may be shared with MaryJean’s family by visiting www.legacycarepartners.com .

Jose ‘Joito’ A. Mateo

Jose ‘Joito’ A. Mateo

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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.

Michael J. Recha

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

Susan B. Marski

Susan B. Marski

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.

Judith A. Genke

Judith A. Genke

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.