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WILBUR MAERTZ Wilbur Maertz, 69, of 1422 S. 35th St., Manitowoc, died Tuesday at Holy Family Hospital, Manitowoc. Mr. Maertz was born Apr. 13, 1904, at Reedsville, son of the late John and Alvina Jantz Maertz. He attended Reedsville schools. He married Isabel Folletz Nov. 23, 1922, at Manitowoc. They resided at Manitowoc since, celebrating their golden wedding anniversary in 1972. Mr. Maertz was a painter at Manitowoc Shipbuilding Inc., for 28 years, retiring in 1969. He was a member of the Boilermakers Union Local No. 443 and Manitowoc Senior Citizens. Survivors include his wife, five sons, and six daughters; a brother, Hubert, of Burbank, Calif., a sister, Mrs. Viola Cook, of Milwaukee; 32 grandchildren and a great grandchild. Two brothers and a sister preceded him in death. There will be no visitation. Memorials may be made to the United Cancer Fund. The body will be cremated. Jens Funeral Home, Manitowoc, is in charge of arrangements. Herald Times Reporter, Manitowoc-Two Rivers, Wis. October 24, 1973


JEFFREY JAY MEISNER Jeffrey Jay Meisner, age 37, died unexpectedly on Friday, July 9, 1999, at his home in Manitowoc, Wisconsin. It was his request to be cremated and not to have any visitation of (sic) memorial services. Jeff was born August 22, 1961 in Manitowoc. His parents are Carol Surfus Thuss and the late Edward Meisner. He loved hunting, fishing and boating. Survivors include his mother and stepfather, Carol and Jerome Thuss of Manitowoc; two brothers, Eric (Pam) Meisner of Whitelaw, Dayn (Stacy) Meisner of California; three half sisters, Michelle (Brian) Hilley of Horicon, Marla (Roger) Hanson of Pine River, Melissa Thuss of Green Bay; two stepsisters, Debbie (Jim) Ackley of Rockwood, Mary (Mark) McClanahan of Michigan; a stepbrother, Jeff Thuss of Colorado; his maternal grandparents, William and Clarinda Lunn of Mishicot; also nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his father. The Harrigan Parkside Funeral Home and Cremation Service assisted the family with funeral arrangements. Herald Times Reporter, July 12, 1999 P. A2


THOMAS J. MOORE: Thomas J. Moore, 56, of 3306 Monroe Street, Two Rivers, died Monday, December 22, 1986 at Two Rivers community Hospital. Funeral services will be 1 pm Friday at Grace Congregational Church, Two Rivers. Rev. Daniel Wright will officiate. Cremation will follow. Mr. Moore was born July 3, 1930, at Milwaukee, son of the late Virgil L. and Rosaland Pop Moore. Mr. Moore served 20 years in the United States Navy. He married the former Joan Williams on December 30, 1950 at Sheboygan. Mr. Moore graduated from Central High School in Sheboygan in 1948. He then entered the United States Navy Submarine Service in 1948. Mr. Moore attended Electronics School and Nuclear Power School. In 1968 he was employed at Westinghouse as a Nuclear Training Instructor. in 1970, Mr. Moore worked for WPS Kewaunee Nuclear Plant. Most recently he was Security Administrative Director at the Kewaunee Nuclear Plant. Mr. Moore was a member of William J. Kahlenberg Masonic Lodge, Packerland Fleet Reserve, Two Rivers Elks Club and a member of Grace Congregational Church. Survivors include his wife, Joan; a son, Thomas W. Moore of Wausau; two daughters and a son-in-law, Jennifer Moore of Milwaukee and Colleen and Jim Wadtke of Minneapolis; a sister and a brother-in-law, Jeanine and James Andrews of Colorado Springs, Colorado and three grandchildren, Melissa Moore and Brian and Breanne Wadtke. He was preceded in death by a brother. Friends may call after 10:30 am on Friday at the church until the hour of service. Klein and Stangel Inc., Funeral Home of Two Rivers assisted the family with funeral arrangements. Manitowoc Herald Times, Tues., Dec. 23, 1986 page 18


BARBARA R. MUELLER Barbara R. Mueller, age 37, of 1557 S. 35th St., Manitowoc, died Friday, July 23, 1999, at her residence. Relatives and friends may call at the Jens Family Funeral Home & Crematory, on Wednesday, July 28, 1999, from 6-8 p.m. Barbara was born July 2, 1962, in Urbana, Ill, daughter of the late Phillip and Maxine Reynolds Kelly. She married Gregory A. Mueller, September 26, 1986, in Manitowoc. Survivors include her husband, Gregory A. Mueller, Manitowoc; one son, Alex Mueller, Manitowoc; one daughter, Valaire Mueller, Manitowoc; one grandchild, MyKaela Watts, Manitowoc; three sisters and one brother-in-law, Paula and Steve Hueners, LaCrosse, Pam Kelly, Ontonagon, Mich.; Donna Kirkley, Ontonagon, Mich.; her grandmother, Marge Kelly, Illinois; her father-in-law and mother-in-law, Robert and Rosemary Mueller, Manitowoc; four sisters-in-law and six brothers-in-law, Barb and Jeff Ottolini, Missouri, David Mueller, Milwaukee, John and Patti Schumacher, Manitowoc, Gary and Joann Mueller, Manitowoc, Mike Mueller, Manitowoc, Jeff and Linda Mueller, Two Rivers; other relatives and friends also survive. She was preceded in death by two grandfathers and one grandmother. Jens Family Funeral Home & Crematory is assisting the family with funeral arrangements. Herald Times Reporter, July 27, 1999 P. A2


KENNETH MURPHY: Kenneth Murphy, age 55, of 2406 15th St., Two Rivers, died Thursday, March 8, 2007, at his residence. Kenneth was born Sept. 21, 1951, in New York City, son of the late John and Ellen Wollmer Murphy. He was employed for many years with the Bell Telephone Company in New York. (Survivors omitted for privacy.) According to Kenneth's wishes, cremation will take place and his ashes will be spread in Long Island Sound, where he enjoyed sailing. Jens Family Funeral Home & Crematory is assisting the Murphy family. Herald Times Reporter, March 14, 2007


DON OLSON JR. After years of suffering, Don Olson, Jr., of Madison, finally lost his battle with alcoholism on January 11, 1997. He was 45. Don was born February 25, 1951, in Two Rivers. He was a graduate of St. Luke's Grade School, Washington High School and the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He also attended the University's Law School. From adolescence on, music was Don's passion. During his life he played in a number of local and regional bands. At the time of his death, he was employed at the Wisconsin Survey Research Laboratory, a division of the University of Wisconsin Extension. Don is survived by his mother Modesta, of Two Rivers; his sister Marian, of Milwaukee; his sister Elizabeth and her husband Kent Gallaway, of Ripon; and his special friend, Mary Kornely, of Madison. He was preceded in death by his father, Atty. Don Olson, Sr. Cremation has taken place. A private memorial service will be held at a later date. Don will be missed by his family and friends who loved him very much. Klein and Stangel Funeral Home, Two Rivers, assisted the family. Herald Times Reporter, January 13, 1997 P. A2


HAROLD A. OLSON Harold A. Olson Sr., age 78, of 1804 22nd St., Two Rivres, died unexpectedly Thursday evening, January 2, 1997, at Two Rivers Community Hospital. According to Harold's wishes there will be no funeral services held. Cremation will take place. He was born May 31, 1918, in Angelica, Wis., son of the late John Sr. and Elsie Johnson Olson. He served in the 42nd Engineer Division in the United States Army during World War II. He served in the Aleutian Islands and the Philippines. On May 18, 1946, he married Louise Schultz at St. Luke Catholic church, Two Rivers. Mr. Olson was employed at the Manitowoc Equipment Works for 18 years retiring in 1982. He was a retired member of Local 516 of the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers. He was a member of the VFW Post 1248 and Two River Historical Society. Harold was an avid Packer fan, Cub's fan, and enjoyed woodworking. He loved spending time with his family especially with his grandchildren. Survivors include his wife, Louise; two sons and a daughter-in-law, Harold A. Olson Jr. Manitowoc, and his special friend Cathy Karl, John and Suzanne Olson, Green Bay; two daughters and sons-in-law, Gail and Michael Miller, Whitelaw, Kaye and Jerold Ceaglske, Two Rivers; eight grandchildren, Harold A. Olson III, Jeffery Olson, Brittney Olson, Jacqueline Olson, Kurt Olson, Kevin Olson, AmyJo Miller, and John Ceaglske; two sisters and a brother-in-law, Bessie Knope, North Port, Fla.; Inez and Roman Wisniewski, Two Rivers; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law include Daniel and Jane Schultz, LeRoy and Jean Schultz, Louie and Ellie Schultz, Dale and Marilyn Schultz, Leona Wondrash, Carol and Frank Novy, all of Two Rivers, Shirley Holschbach, Manitowoc, Earl and Lois Schultz, Mequon, Raymond and Marie Schultz, Menomonee Falls, Carl Schultz, Mesa, Ariz. A number of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends also survive. Besides his parents he was preceded in death by five brothers, John Edward, Herbert, Vernon, Ray and Roy, by three sisters, Olive, Alice and Irene, and by in-laws, Thelma Schultz, Bob and Grace Schultz, Orville Holschbach and Dick Wondrash. Memorials would be appreciated to the Two Rivers Historical Society, Manitowoc Humane Society or the Salvation Army. Friends may call at the Deja and Martin Funeral Chapels from 5-8 p.m. Monday. Dad, with a "little respect" we love you, good-bye. Herald Times Reporter, January 4, 1997 P. A2


THERESE A. OMERNICK Therese A. Omernick, age 79, of 1208 Tanglewood Road, Manitowoc, died Tuesday morning, April 6, 1999, at her residence, following a courageous battle with cancer. Cremation has taken place and a Memorial Mass will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday, April 8, 1999, at St. Mary Catholic Church, Manitowoc. Officiating at the Memorial Mass will be Rev. Roman Zbieranski O.F.M. She was born July 20, 1928, in Racine, daughter of the late Joseph C. and Agnes L. Hein Jagemann. On October 9, 1948, she married Gregory R. Omernick, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Manitowoc. He preceded her in death on July 17, 1997. Mrs. Omernick was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church and the Rosary and Altar Society. Survivors include one daughter, Kriss Kiel; four sons, Michael, Patrick, Robert and Gary; daughters-in-law, Terri, Deidre, and Peggy; eight grandchildren, Brady, Maggie and Lauren Kiel, Shannon Haase, Erin Dvorachek, Nathan, Tyler and Dylan Omernick; two great-grandchildren, Emma and Jack Kiel; three brothers, Joseph N. Jagemann and his wife, Dottie, Paul G. Jagemann and his wife, Pauline, special confidant and buddy, Arthur N. Jagemann and his wife, Babs; three sisters, Jane Seiler and her husband, Irv, Anna Mae Logan, Mitzie Skrepenski and her husband, Allen; one brother-in-law, Alvin Omernick; one sister-in-law, Ann Bukolt. Also surviving are neices, nephews, other relatives and friends. The family will greet relatives and friends at St. Mary Catholic Church, Manitowoc, from 12:00 Noon Thursday until the time of service at 1 p.m. There will be no Wednesday evening visitation. In lieu of flowers, a memorial has been established in her name. The Pfeffer Funeral Home and Cremation Care Center is assisting the Omernick family with arrangements. Herald Times Reporter, April 7, 1999 P. A2


THERESE 'TESS' PAWLITZKE Therese "Tess" Pawlitzke, age 50, of 1620 26th St., Two Rivers, died on Friday morning, Nov. 5, 2010, at Aurora Medical Center, Two Rivers. Therese was born Jan. 27, 1960, in Manitowoc, daughter of Mary (Markel) Pawlitzke and the late Dana Pawlitzke. Tess was a graduate of Washington High School, class of 1979, where she enjoyed the sports of girl's basketball, tennis, golf and track (shot put). After high school, Tess worked at The Baking Company in Omaha, Neb., and later returned to Two Rivers to work at Mirro Aluminum for 15 years until Mirro moved to Mexico. Afterwards, Tess pursued various other career opportunities. Tess was a fun loving person with a big heart. If you needed help, she was always right there to lend a hand. (Survivors omitted for privacy.) A memorial visitation will be held at Deja & Martin Funeral Chapels, 1506 18th St., Two Rivers, on Saturday, Nov. 13, 2010, from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Burial of her cremated remains will take place afterwards in Pioneers Rest Cemetery, Two Rivers. All are welcome. Memorials in Tess's name may be made to the Two Rivers Police Department, Alcohol Awareness Program. The family would like to thank the doctors, nurses and staff of Aurora Medical Center, Two Rivers, for the many times they treated Tess, and Holy Family Memorial Medical Center, Manitowoc, for their support and treatment. Herald Times Reporter, Nov. 11, 2010


KENNETH A. RABE Kenneth A. Rabe, age 66, of 16229 CTH F, Kiel, died unexpectedly Friday morning, May 14, 1999, at Bellin Hospital, Green Bay, where he was a patient one day. Memorial Services will be held at 7 p.m. Monday, May 17, 1999, at St. Peter's United Church of Christ, Kiel with the Rev. Raymond C. Coombs officiating. Kenneth's wish was to have his body cremated. He was born February 23, 1933, in the town of Eaton, son of the late Alvin and Helen Vogel Rabe. He was a 1952 graduate of Kiel High School. On October 23, 1954, he married Edith Halbach at St. Mary's Catholic Church, Manitowoc. Kenneth farmed for 20 years in the town of Eaton and currently was employed for the past 11 years at Miller Inc., St. Nazianz. Kenneth also drove a school bus for the Valders School District for 20 years. He was a lifelong member of St. Peter's United Church of Christ, Kiel. Kenneth enjoyed traveling, dancing, gardening and was a participant at tractor pulling competitions in the area. He dearly loved his wife, his children and grandchildren. Survivors include his wife, Edith; five children, Dennis (Debby) Rabe, Whitelaw, Randy (Jenny) Rabe, Columbus, Ohio, Gary (Doris) Rabe, rural Kiel, Todd (Carla) Rabe, Appleton, Gregg and special friend, Jenny and her children, Samantha and Austin, Valders. He is further survived by ten grandchildren, Timothy, Nicholas, Adam, Andrew, Alexander, Corey, Joey, Hale, Brittany and Ashley; three brothers, Everett (Delores) Rabe, rural Kiel, Ronald (Kathy) Rabe, rural Kiel and Alvin Jr. (Helen) Rabe, rural Valders. He was preceded in death by one sister, Jeanette and one granddaughter. Friends may gather at the church on Monday from 5 p.m. until the time of service at 7 p.m. A memorial has been established in his name. The Meiselwitz-Vollstedt Funeral Home, Kiel is assisting the family. Herald Times Reporter, May 16, 1999 P. A2


SUSAN S. RADEY Susan S. Radey, age 61, of N11314 Popple Lane, Athelstane, Wis., formerly of Manitowoc, died unexpectedly Tuesday, December 15, 1998, at St. Vincent Hospital, Green Bay. A Memorial Service will be held at 7 p.m. Friday, December 18, 1998, at the Manitowoc Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses, 4915 Hecker Rd., Manitowoc. Officiating will be Mr. Jack Bates. Susan was born July 16, 1937, daughter of Ora Prestine Voelker and the late Irvin Voelker. She attended schools in Manitowoc, graduating with the class of 1956 from Lincoln High School. Susan enjoyed the peaceful serenity of the northwoods. She married Al Radey May 11, 1957, in Manitowoc. She was a member of the Wausaukee Congregation of Jehovah's Witnesses. She is survived by six children, Connie Radey, Arkansas, Chuck and Kathryn Radey, Manitowoc, Craig and Ann Radey, Manitowoc, Colleen and Jim Blau, Manitowoc, Colette and Alan Ringmeier, Green Lake, Corinne Radey, Middle Inlet; seven grandchildren, Hanna, Halette, Huri, Zach, Danielle, Landon, Haden; her mother, Ora Voelker, Manitowoc; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Douglas and Nancy Voelker, Manitowoc, Don and Mary Voelker, Salt Lake city, Utah; further survived by Al Radey, Middle Inlet. Relatives and friends may call from 6 p.m. Friday until the time of services at 7 p.m. at the Manitowoc Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses. In lieu of flowers a memorial has been established in her name. Jens Family Funeral Home and Crematory is helping the family with arrangements. Herald Times Reporter, December 17, 1998 P. A2


EDWARD L. RADKE Edward L. Radke, age 73, a resident of 2602 Forest Avenue, Two Rivers, died Tuesday, October 12, 1999, at his residence. Private Memorial Services will be held at Emanuel United Methodist Church, Two Rivers. Rev. Roberta Thomson will officiate. Mr. Radke will be cremated and it was his wish to have his cremains scattered by his family. He was born August 31, 1926, in Green Bay, son of the late Carl and Judith Anderson Radke. Ed served with the United States Coast Guard during World War II in the Pacific Theatre of War. He married Dolores M. Kahler, February 4, 1955, at Kings Land, Ga. Mrs. Mrs. Radke preceded him in death on November 19, 1995. He was a member of Emanuel United Methodist Church, Two Rivers. Survivors include three children, Donald (Linda) Radke, Charles (Bonnie) Radke, all of Manitowoc, George (Diane) Radke, Alvin, Wis.; six grandchildren, Alycia, Erik, Alex, Corynn, Michelle, and Leya Radke; a sister, Judy (Don) Meneau, Two Rivers; also other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife; and three step-brothers. The Harrigan Parkside Funeral Home and Cremation Service is assisting the Radke family with funeral arrangements. Herald Times Reporter, October 14, 1999 P. A2


WALTER C. RATHSACK Walter C Rathsack, age 45, formerly of Two Rivers, died Friday afternoon, January 10, 1997, at the Zablocki VA Medical Center, Milwaukee. Funeral Services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, January 15, 1997, at Reinbold & Pfeffer Family Funeral Home, Manitowoc, Rev. Steve Veselak will officiate with cremation to follow. Military Committal Rites will be accorded by the Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter #731 of Manitowoc. Walter was born January 16, 1951, in Manitowoc, son of ClaraBelle Liddle Rathsack and the late Joseph Rathsack. He graduated from Lincoln High School in Manitowoc in 1969. Walter was a Vietnam Veteran serving in the United States Air Force from 1971 to 1973. Survivors include his mother, ClaraBelle Rathsack, Manitowoc; three brother and two sisters-in-law, Richard C. (Judy) Rathsack, Atmore, Ala., Michael E. (Patricia) Rathsack, Flatwoods, Ky., Joseph L. Rathack, Dallas, Texas; two sisters, Kathryn M. Blain, Manitowoc, Walene C. Ross, Manitowoc; four nieces and two nephews, Susan Gunn, Atmore, Ala, Lisa Ross, Manitowoc, Michael Ross, Tacoma, Wash., Jennifer Fahley, Collins, Kimberly Ross, Seattle, Wash., Jeff Rathsack, Madison; aunts, uncles, other relative and friends also survive. He was preceded in death by his father, Joseph; one nephew, Richard P. Rathsack. Relatives and friends may call at the Reinbold & Pfeffer Family Funeral Home on Tuesday from 5-8 p.m. and on Wednesday until the time of services. Herald Times Reporter, January 13, 1997 P. A2


JEFF J. RIECK Jeff J. Rieck, age 24, a resident of 2620 14th Street, Two Rivers, died Tuesday, June 29, 1999, at his residence. Memorial Services will be held at the Harrigan Parkside Funeral Home, Manitowoc, Friday, July 2, 1999, at 1 p.m. Rev. Kenneth Dowdy will officiate. Cremation will have taken place. Jeff was born May 10, 1975, in Two Rivers, son of Gerry and Linda Melcher Rieck. Survivors include his parents, Gerry and Linda of Two Rivers; a brother, Kevin, and his special friend, Nicole, both of Sheboygan; his maternal grandmother, Dolores Melcher of Two Rivers; his paternal grandparents, Dona and Elwood Rieck of Two Rivers; also aunts, uncles, other relatives and friends. Relatives and friends may call at the Harrigan Parkside Funeral Home, Friday, from 11:30 a.m. until the time of memorial services at 1 p.m. Herald Times Reproter, July 1, 1999 P. A2


MARY ANN RIESTERER: Mary Ann M. (Piek) Riesterer Funeral services for Mary Ann M. Riesterer, age 75, of 110 N. First Ave., St. Nazianz, who died Tuesday, May 29, 2007, at Aurora BayCare, Green Bay, will be held at noon on Saturday, June 2, 2007, at St. Gregory Catholic Church, St. Nazianz. Officiating at the Mass of Christian Burial will be the Rev. Gregory Coulthard. Burial of the cremated remains will be at a later date. The family will greet relatives and friends on Saturday, June 2, 2007, at St. Gregory Catholic Church from 9 a.m. until the time of service at noon. The Christianson & Deja Funeral Home and Cremation Care Center, Valders, is assisting the Riesterer family with funeral arrangements. Herald Times Reporter, June 1, 2007


BERNICE SALTENBERGER Mrs. Warren (Bernice) Saltenberger, 72, formerly of 1509 - 26th Street, Two Rivers, died Friday afternoon, November 13, 1987 at Hamilton Memorial home, Two Rivers. Private Memorial Service will be held this Sunday at the residence. Cremation will have taken place. Mrs. Saltenberger was born October 10, 1915 at Chicago, Illinois, daughter of the late Nils and Martha Palleson. She attended schools in the Chicago area and graduated in 1933. For a number of years she was employed at Harris Trust Company in Chicago. She married Warren Saltenberger on June 7, 1941 at Chicago, Illinois. The couple living there until 1950 when they then moved to Wauwatosa, residing there until 1964. They then came to Two Rivers to make their home. Mrs. Saltenberger was a member of Grace Congregational Church, Two Rivers, past member of Two Rivers Day Care Board, member of Manitowoc -Two Rivers Shrine Auxiliary and a member of Two Rivers Womens Club. Survivors include two daughters and sons-in-law, Jan and Dan Stehlik of Medford, New Jersey and Judy and Steve Fuller of Phoenix, Arizona; a sister, Vivian Maclennan of Sarasota, Florida and six grandchildren also survive. She was preceded in death by her husband, Warren in October of 1987. In lieu of flowers memorials would be appreciated to Grace Congregational Church. Jens Funeral Home and Crematory is in charge of arrangements. Manitowoc Herald Times - Sun., Nov. 15, 1987 - page 24


GERALD SATORI: Gerald E. Satori, age 65, of 22129 Ucker Point Creek Road, Kiel, died Wednesday evening, Jan. 31, 2007, at his residence. He was born Aug. 25, 1941 in Manitowoc, son of the late John P. and Gertrude (Meyer) Satori. Gerald was a graduate of Lincoln High School, Manitowoc, class of 1960. He previously married the former Jeanne Tetzlaff on Oct. 5, 1963 at St. Casimir Catholic Church, Northeim. Gerald was employed at Tecumseh Products, New Holstein, as a foreman, retiring after 30 years of employment. He enjoyed fishing, the outdoors, making wood, and loved to help others. He was always there for family and friends. (Survivors omitted for privacy.) He was preceded in death by a sister: Marlene Gill. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. on Monday, Feb. 5, 2007, at St. Gregory Catholic Church, St. Nazianz. Officiating at the Mass of Christian Burial will be the Rev. Gregory Coulthard with cremation to follow the service. The family will greet relatives and friends at The Christianson & Deja Funeral Home, Valders, from 2 to 4 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 4, 2007. Friends may also call on Monday morning at St. Gregory Catholic Church, St. Nazianz, from 9 a.m. until the time of service at 10 a.m. The Christianson & Deja Funeral Home & Cremation Care Center, Valders, is assisting the family with funeral arrangements. Herald Times Reporter, Feb. 2, 2007


CHESTER SCHMIDT Mr. Chester F. Schmidt, 82, formerly of Miami Shores, Fla., died Friday evening, Jan. 31 at North Ridge Care Center, Manitowoc. Private family memorial services having been held and cremation will follow. Mr. Schmidt was born March 20, 1902 at Dorchester, Wis., son of the late William F. and Allie Wright Schmidt. He attended schools in Rib Lake and graduated from the High School there in 1919. From there he attended Kent College of Law and graduated in 1925. Mr. Schmidt was admitted to the Wisconsin Bar in 1927. He was a World War II Veteran serving with the 32nd Airborn Division in Europe. He married Hazel Medway January 25, 1948 at Milwaukee and the couple residing in Milwaukee. Mr. Schmidt was affiliated with U.S. Fidelity and Guarantee Company of Milwaukee for many years. His wife preceded him in death in 1975 and he came to Manitowoc to make his home in 1983. Mr. Schmidt was a 50 year member of Masonic Lodge No. 13 of Milwaukee and also of Tripoli Shrine of Milwaukee. Survivors include a sister, Miss Mildred M. Schmidt of Manitowoc; a sister-in-law, Mrs. Viola Schmidt; two nieces; three cousins and many friends. He was preceded in death by a brother. The Jens Funeral Home and Crematory, Manitowoc, is assisting the family in funeral arrangements. There will be no visitation. Manitowoc Herald Times, Sat., Feb. 1, 1986 page 3


RAYMOND SHETTEK Mr. Raymond C. Shettek, 52, of 1216 Arlington Avenue, March 11, at Holy Family Medical Center, Manitowoc. Memorial services will be 1:30 pm Saturday at Jens Funeral Home and Crematory, Manitowoc. Deacon David Bestul of Holy Innocents Catholic Church will conduct services with cremation having taken place. Mr. Shettek was born March 15, 1932 at Cedar, Michigan, son of the late Joseph and Martha Vert Shettek. He attended schools in Two Rivers and graduated from Washington High School in 1951. Mr. Shettek was a Korean War Veteran serving from 1952-1954. He was in the Reserves for ten years and the National Guard for one year. Mr. Shettek was a member of Amvets Post No. 99. He was employed at Heresite-Saekaphen Inc., as a night watchman. He married Marcella Rank on September 11, 1954, in Manitowoc and the couple resided here. Mr. Shettek was a member of Holy Innocents Catholic Church. Survivors include his wife, Marcella; a son, Michael Shettek, residing at Seymor (Johnson A.F.B. in North Carolina); a daughter, Kathryn Shettek of Austin, Texas; his step-father and step-mother, Adolph and Vi Koch Miller of Two Rivers, aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by a brother and a sister. There will be no Friday evening visitation. Jens Funeral Home and Crematory is assisting the family with arrangements. Manitowoc Herald Times, Thur., March 13, 1986 page 22


LOIS J. SHIREMAN Lois J. Shireman, age 89, of 960 S. Rapids Road, Manitowoc, died Wednesday, May 5, 1999, at River's Bend Health and Rehabilitation Center, Manitowoc. Funeral Services will be held at 3 p.m. Monday May 10, 1999, at the Jens Family Funeral Home & Crematory. Officiating will be Rev. William Plank. Lois was born November 12, 1909 at Cedarburg, Wis., daughter of the late George and Lydia Jochem Blaeser. She was a member of First Presbyterian Church, a member of Masquers, past president and member of the Business & Professional Women's Club, 50 year member Order of the Eastern Star #196, past member and president of the Matrons Club, past member of the Memorial Hospital Auxiliary, member of the Manitowoc County Historical Society and Manitowoc Maritime Museum. Survivors include one sister, Georgia Calahan, Manitowoc; one sister-in-law, Helen Blaeser, Massachusetts; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends also survive. Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by one brother, Willard Blaeser. Relatives and friends may call at the Jens Family Funeral Home & Crematory from 2 p.m. on Monday until the time of services at 3 p.m. In lieu of flowers, a memorial has been established in her name. Herald Times Reporter, May 8, 1999 p.A2


DAVID C. SPINDLER Mr. David C. Spindler, 50, of 315 Park St., Manitowoc, died Tuesday, July 7, 1987 at his residence. Memorial service will be 2 pm Friday at Jens Funeral Home and Crematory. The Rev. David Klutterman will officiate with cremation having taken place. Mr. Spindler was born April 17, 1937, at Manitowoc, son of James and Letty Champion Spindler. He attended schools in Manitowoc and graduated from Lincoln High School in 1955. He married Jane Steinsholt, November 3, 1962 at Manitowoc. Mr. Spindler was employed for a number of years with Spindler Company and later with Anheuser Busch Company as a Maltster, retiring in 1983 because of ill health. He was a member of the National Rifle Association. Survivors include his wife, Jane of Manitowoc; a son, David Jr. at home; a daughter, Angela Cole Spindler at home; his parents of Manitowoc; three brothers and two sisters-in-law, James and Genevieve Spindler of Germantown, Wisconsin, Frederic and Lynn Spindler of Darien, Connecticut and Christopher Spindler of Weaverville, North Carolina; other relatives and friends. Friends may call at Jens Funeral Home, Manitowoc, 6 pm to 8 pm Thursday. Memorials may be made to Maritime MJuseum and Capital Theatre Fund. Jens Funeral Home assisted the family with funeral arrangements. Manitowoc Herald Times - Wed., July 8, 1987 - page 14


EDWARD SWEIKAR: Edward Sweikar, 75, of 1138 N. 15th St., Manitowoc, died Friday at home following a coronary attack. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Jens Funeral Home, Manitowoc. Members of Eagles Aerie 706 will conduct the services and cremation will follow. Mr. Sweikar was born Nov. 5, 1893, at Manitowoc, son of the late Wencel and Mary Seidl Sweikar. He was employed for a short time with the old American Seeding Factory and then entered the Armed Forces during World War I serving as an auto mechanic in France. He married Valesta Klose Feb. 8, 1922, at Manitowoc and she preceded him in death in 1959. Mr. Sweikar was a cabinet maker with Hamilton Mfg. Co., Two Rivers, for 22 years and he retired in 1958. He was a 50-year member of the Eagles Aerie 706. Survivors include a son, Oliver, at home; and two brothers, Stanley of Manitowoc and Paul of California. Two sisters and a brother preceded him in death. Friends may call at the funeral home after 3 p.m. Sunday. Manitowoc Herald Times, Saturday, November 23, 1968 P.7 ******** (Edward Sweikar/Nov 05 1893/Nov 1968/SSDI)


LEROY K. SWETLIK: Leroy K. Swetlik, age 75, a resident of 1229 S. 26th St., Manitowoc, entered into eternal life Thursday, June 25, 2009, at his residence while surrounded by his loving family. Leroy was born Feb. 9, 1934, in Kellnersville to the late Quirin and Eleanor Braun Swetlik. On Oct. 12, 1957, Leroy married Sharon Klein at the former St. Paul's Catholic Church in Manitowoc. He served in the United States National Guard for seven years, was employed with Kelvinator for almost 30 years and also owned and operated the Viking Drive Inn in Valders for nine years. He was a dedicated worker. Leroy enjoyed playing cards, driving tractor, golfing and was an avid Brewers and Packers fan. He enjoyed spending quality time with his family. Leroy was a member of St. Francis of Assisi in Manitowoc. (Survivors omitted for privacy) Leroy was preceded in death by one brother and one sister. The family will greet relatives and friends at the Harrigan Parkside Funeral Home on Monday, June 29, 2009, from 9 a.m. until the time of the funeral service at 11 a.m. Deacon Paul Kieffer will officiate with entombment of Leroy's cremated remains to take place at a later date. The Harrigan Parkside Funeral Home and Crematory, corner of North Eleventh and St. Clair streets, Manitowoc, is assisting the family with funeral arrangements. Leroy's family would like to extend a special thank you to Holy Family Hospice, Dr. Lynn Baatz, Dr. Thomas Rauschenberger and their staff. Herald Times Reporter, June 27, 2009


DAVID W. TECTOR David W. Tector of 3008 Wildwood Court, Manitowoc, died Saturday, July 3, 1999. Private family services were held on Monday, July 5, 1999, at Jens Family Funeral Home, Manitowoc. David was born September 4, 1930, AT (sic) Chicago, Ill. He served in the U.S Navy and retired from Amoco Oil Company. David married Kathryn McQueen on September 21, 1968 at Arlington Heights, Ill. Survivors include his wife, Kathryn; one son and daughter-in-law, Kevin (Carmen) Tector of Arlington Heights, Ill.; two daughters, Denise Tector of Manitowoc and her special friend Scott Balthazor, Kariann Tector of Manitowoc; two grandchildren, Danielle and Zachary; and one brother and sister-in-law, Richard (Joan) Tector of Charles City, Iowa. David was preceded in death by his parents. In lieu of flowers, memorials would be appreciated for the Salvation Army. Herald Times Reporter, July 5, 1999 P. A2


RAYMOND L. TOTTEN Mr. Raymond L. Totten, 59, of 6006 Riverview Dr., Two Rivers, died Thursday, May 8, at his residence. Mr. Totten was born Feb. 1, 1926, at Amity, Missouri, son of the late Victor and Altha Jennings Totten Clark. He attended schools in Missouri and later attended Carroll College from which he graduated in 1950. Mr. Totten then attended the Marquette University in Milwaukee. He served with the United States Coast Guard during World War II and was in the United States Navy during the Korean Conflict. He married Ruth Heidtke, March 1, 1946 at Seattle, Wash. Mr. Totten was a Manufacturers Agent for The Gunn and Pegelow Inc., Northbrook, Ill., for 23 years. Survivors include his wife; a son and daughter-in-law, Douglas and Sue Totten of Two Rivers; a daughter, Kelley Sue Totten of Manitowoc; a granddaughter, Wendy; a grandson, Scott of Two Rivers; a step granddaughter, Holli Hempton; a sister-in-law, Lenore Rudolf of Oak Creek, Wis.; two nieces, Linda and Lori Rudolf of Milwaukee; a special friend, James A. Scott of Mount Horeb, Wis., other relatives and friends. Memorials may be made to American Cancer Society. Jens Funeral Home and Crematory, Manitowoc, are assisting the family with funeral arrangements and cremation will have taken place. There will be no visitation at the Funeral Home. Manitowoc Herald Times, Saturday May 10, 1986 page 12


MATTHEW R. WILLIAMS Matthew R. Williams, age 23, of 2826 36th St., Two Rivers, died Sunday, October 10, 1999, in Lakewood, Wis., as the result of an automobile accident. Funeral Services will be held at 9:30 Thursday, October 14, 1999, at Klein & Stangel Funeral Home, and 10 a.m. at Most Holy Redeemer Catholic Church, Two Rivers. Officiating at the Mass of Christian Burial will be Rev. William O'Brien. Cremation will follow. Matt was born July 31, 1976, in Independence, Iowa, son of Jerry and Sara (Sally) Roloff Williams. Matt was a graduate of Two Rivers Washington High School with the class of 1995. He attended Fox Valley Technical College, Appleton and received an associate degree in Police Science in 1998. Matt was employed at Kewaunee Nuclear Plant as a Security Officer and also with Manitowoc County Sheriffs Department, as a Reserve Deputy. He was a member of the West Shore Conservation Club and also of the Boy Scouts, achieving the rank of Eagle Scout. Matt was an avid outdoorsman. Survivors include his mother and father, Jerry and Sally Williams, Two Rivers; one sister, Betsy Williams, Two Rivers; paternal grandmother, Georgia Williams, Winthrop, Iowa; several aunts, uncles, cousins, other relatives, and friends also survive. Matt will be greatly missed by Boots and Chase. He was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents. Lee and Florence Roloff; and his paternal grandfather, Robert B. Williams. Friends may call at Klein & Stangel Funeral Home, on Wednesday evening from 5-8 p.m. A Prayer Service will be held at 7 p.m. led by Father Bill. Herald Times Reporter, October 12, 1999 P. A2


MILLIE ZABLER Mrs. Millie C. Van De Grift Zabler, 95, of 1445 N. 7th Street, Manitowoc, died Saturday evening, February 1, at North Ridge Care Center, Manitowoc. There will be no visitation with cremation having taken place. Jens Funeral Home and Crematory, Manitowoc, assisted the family with arrangements. Mrs. Zabler was born December 30, 1890 at Kaukauna, Wisconsin, daughter of the late Francis and Velma Manley Glass. She attended schools in Kaukauna and graduated from Nicollet High School. Mrs. Zabler celebrated her 50th Class Reunion some years ago. She married John S. Van De Grift on November 12, 1910 at Kaukauna. He preceded her in death in 1951. She then married Joseph C. Zabler in 1965 in Burlington, Wisconsin. He preceded her in death in 1978. Mrs. Zabler was a former member of First Presbyterian Church and member of Order of Eastern Star No. 196 of Manitowoc. Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Jack and Bernice Van De Grift of Manitowoc; a daughter, Mrs. Adolph (Mid) Belinske of Manitowoc; 11 grandchildren, 26 great grandchildren, cousins, nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by two daughters and four sisters. Manitowoc Herald Times, Mon., Feb. 3, 1986 page 3


ANNA ZANDER Mrs. Anna Zander, 89, of 2316 - 14th St., Two Rivers, widow of former City Councilman Arnold Zander, who died Aug. 30, died at a Manitowoc hospital Monday night where she was a patient a short time. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at the Deja & Martin Funeral Chapels, Two Rivers, under the auspices of the Christian Science Society. The reader will be Irwin Fanta of Manitowoc. Cremation will follow. Mrs. Zander, nee Anna Scheuer, was born Jan. 20, 1870 in the Town of Mishicot. For some time she was employed in the general store at Mishicot, conducted by her late brother, Joseph Scheuer. She was married to Arnold Zander at Two Rivers Sept. 28, 1893. She was a longtime member fo the Ladies Charitable Asn. Of Two Rivers, the Two Rivers chapter of the Order of Eastern Star and the First Church of Christ, Boston, Mass. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. George Bean of San Diego, Calif., and Miss Bernice at home; three sons, Gerald S. of Milwaukee, Arnold S. of Washington, D.C., and Eugene J. of Silver Spring, Md.; eight grandchildren and six great grandchildren. A daughter, Edith, preceded her in death 13 years ago. Friends may call at the funeral chapels after 9:30 a.m. Thursday. Manitowoc Herald-Times, Tues, Oct. 20, 1959, p. T-5


ARNOLD J. ZANDER CIVIC LEADER ARNOLD ZANDER DIES AT AGE 91 Two Rivers-Arnold J. Zander, 91, of 2316 - 14th St, early political leader, a member of one of the county's earliest families and a councilman when the city manager form of government was established here, died at 2 p.m. Sunday at Two Rivers Municipal Hospital where he had been a patient 12 days. While Mr. Zander had been failing in health in recent months an injury to his back which he sustained in a traffic accident earlier tint he year aggravated his condition. Joint services by the Two Rivers Lodge of Masons No. 200, and the Christian Science Society of Two Rivers will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Deja & Martin Funeral Chapels. Cremation will follow. Born March 6, 1868, in the Town of Gibson, Mr. Zander was a son of the late William and Augusta Paul Zander. His father came to this country nearly 118 years ago from Germany. His mother was a native of Prussia. Was a Saw Filer At the age of nine Mr. Zander learned the specialized trade of saw filing from his father who operated a saw mill at the place which is now known as Zander in the Town of Gibson. A number of years later as a young man he operated a shingle, planing and feed grinding mill at Kingsbridge which was owned by his father. Later he took charge of the Falk Shingle Mill, four miles north of Two Rivers. In 1893 he came to Two Rivers and was hired by the late John Schmitt as a saw filer at the old Mann Brothers Sawmill, where he had been employed 30 years. In 1895, Mr. Zander and his wife, the former Anna Katherine Scheuer, a member of a prominent Mishicot family, whom he married Sept. 28, 1893, moved to Nahma in Upper Michigan, where he worked in a lumber mill for several years, after which they returned to Two Rivers. Mr. Zander retired from his trade as a saw filer at 75 after he had worked for 10 years at the F. Eggers Plywood Veneer Co. and for several years earlier at Hamilton Mfg. Co. In his retirement Mr. Zander spent considerable time transacting business involving extensive property holdings on the west end of the community's south side. Some 10 years ago Mr. Zander donated nearly 15 acres in the Boulevard Park Addition to the municipality which is now known as "Zander Park," and currently being improved as a south side recreation tract. Imposing Figure Deeply religious, Mr. Zander abhorred obscenity in conversation. A tall man in stature, the kindly gentleman, presented an imposing appearance in carrying a Bible in public Masonic ceremonies, in which he took an active part up to the time of his illness. Always a civic minded individual, Mr. Zander was a member of the original City Council when the city manager form of government was established in 1925. As early as 1896 he was elected an alderman. One of the organizers of the Socialist Party in Manitowoc County and maintaining his membership to his death, Mr. Zander was active after the turn of the century in the party movement. He was one of those who was instrumental in bringing poet Carl Sandburg to Two Rivers to direct a membership campaign back in 1908. In 1932 he became the Socialist Party candidate for secretary of state. He also served on numerous municipal boards, including the Two Rivers Hospital Board. Throughout the past 60 years Mr. Zander was a member of the Greenback Party of Indianapolis, Ind., an organization which advocates government borrowing of money with no interest payment. Only recently he expressed his views on the issue. Was Masonic Head Mr. Zander was a member of the Two Rivers Lodge No. 200, F. & A.M., which he served as its worshipful master several years later. He was also affiliated with the Barney G. Lyman Chapter No. 116, Royal Arch Masons. Besides his wife he leaves two daughters, Mercedes, wife of City Manager George Bean of San Diego, Calif., and Miss Bernice Zander, a former school teacher in Central America, at home; three sons, Gerald S., a member of the Milwaukee City Engineering Dept., Arnold S., of Washington, D.C., international president of the American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees; and Eugene J. Zander of Silver Springs, Md., of George Washington University, who for a number of years was in Europe on an assignment for the U.S. Dept. of Education; two brothers, William of Grand Rapids, Mich., and Walter of the Town of Two Rivers; eight grandchildren and six great grandchildren. A daughter, Edith, preceded him in death 13 years ago. Friends may call at the funeral chapels after 3 p.m. Tuesday. Manitowoc Herald-Times, Mon, Aug. 31, 1959, p. 2


EDITH M. ZANDER Edith M. Zander, 50, former librarian and teacher at Lincoln high school in this city, and more recently associated with the congressional library in Washington, D.C., died earlier today at the Two Rivers Municipal hospital. Miss. Zander entered the hospital 10 days ago, following her return to the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Arnold Zander Sr., of 1216 - 14th street, Two Rivers, after an attack of illness in Washington. Funeral rites will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Beduhn funeral home, Two Rivers, with Christian Science services. The body may be viewed at the funeral home after 3 p.m. Sunday. Miss Zander was born in Two Rivers in 1896, the daughter of Arnold and Anna Scheuer Zander. She attended the public schools of the city and was graduated from Two Rivers high school with the class of 1914. Following her graduation from high school, she taught in the kindergarten at the Hamilton school, Two Rivers. She entered the University of Wisconsin and was graduated with degrees in English and music. Her first teaching positions were in high schools at White Pigeon, Mich., and Janesville, Wis. In 1923 she came to the Lincoln high school here as an instructor in freshman English. She continued her teaching until June 1945, acting as the school's librarian during the last several years and completing a course in library work at Western Reserve university, Cleveland, O., during that time. In September, 1945, she went to Washington D.C., to accept a position in the library of congress where she remained until ill health forced her retirement early this year. Miss Zander was a lifetime member of the National Education association, a member of the American Association of University Women and Eastern Star. She is survived by her parents; three brothers, Gerald of Milwaukee, Dr. Arnold Jr., of Madison, president of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees, AFL, and Eugene of Washington, D.C.; two sisters, Mrs. George E. Bean of Pontiac, Mich., and Bernice A. Zander of Washington, D. C. Manitowoc Herald-Times, Sat., May 18, 1946, p. 2