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Menominee County Journal Obituaries | Week of August 12, 2010

Menominee County Journal Obituaries | Week of August 12, 2010
Edward Behrendt PDF Print E-mail
Edward Behrendt, Marinette, died Aug. 3, 2010.

Edward was born Feb. 26, 1917, in Marinette to the late John and Anna (Steinberger) Behrendt. At 18, Edward began employ ment at Ansul Chemical Company, retiring from Ansul at age 62. Over the years he held various titles and at the time of retirement was a security officer. On Jan. 22, 1938, he mar ried Gertrude Beauclaire at St. Ann's Catholic Church in Menominee. She preceded him in death Nov. 12, 1998. He was a long-time member of Holy Family Parish. He was one of eight charter members of the Ansul Rescue Squad established April 5, 1947. It was the first all-volunteer squad of its kind in the nation. Edward was elected squad president in 1963 and named Rescue Squad Man of the Year in 1964. He was the last surviving member of the original squad.

He is survived by three daughters, Nancy (Francis) Modschiedler, Tipler, Linda (Stanley) Nogalski, Peshtigo, Mary Cherney, Marinette, four grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by three brothers, Arthur, John and Joseph; and three sisters, Frances, Lucy and Mary.

Family and friends gathered for Funeral Mass Aug. 6, at Holy Family Parish - St. Joseph's Church in Marinette. Burial was in Forest Home Cemetery. Thielen Funeral Home assisted the family. Memorials to Emergency Rescue Squad Inc., P.O. Box 547, Marinette, WI 54143, appreciated.
Amy Block PDF Print E-mail
Amy (Swanson) Block, 34, Menominee, died unexpectedly Aug. 8, 2010, at home.

She was born on Marinette, to Leonard Swanson and Alice (Price) Swanson. She loved animals and nature and was a licensed wildlife rehabilitator.

She is survived by two daughters, Taylor Bourgeois and Allyson Sievert; one son, Jozef Block; fiancee Tracy Sievert; her parents; two sisters, Tammy Swanson and Tracy (Robert) Adams, all of Menominee; maternal grandmother, Ardis Price, Sturgeon Bay, aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.

Friends may call at the Cadieu Thielen Funeral Home Aug. 11 from 4 to 7 p.m. A memorial fund has been established in Amy's name.
Gordon Champeau PDF Print E-mail
Gordon D. Champeau, 86, Citrus Springs, FL, died Aug. 6, 2010, in Inverness, FL.

A native of Cedar River, he was born July 28, 1924, to George and Viola (Braley) Champeau. Gordon was a carpenter and cabinetmaker all his life. He served during the Korean War era as a sergeant in the United States Air Force. He moved to Citrus Springs over 35 years ago from Menominee and was one of the founding parishioners of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church, Citrus Springs and a member of Knights of Columbus Council No. 8510.

He is survived by his wife of over 40 years, Thelma M. Champeau, Citrus Springs; and six nieces and nephews.

Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated Aug. 10 at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church with Fr. Eric Peters, Celebrant. Interment was in Fero Memorial Gardens, Beverly Hills, FL.
Clara Hohl PDF Print E-mail
Clara L. Hohl (Knoll), 83, Marinette, formerly of West Milwaukee, died Aug. 5, 2010.

She is survived by two sons, Steven (Kim) Hohl, Menominee, and Robert (Christine) Hohl, Austin, TX, seven grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her husband, Richard Hohl.

Visitation Aug. 11, at Christ Evangelical Lutheran Church, from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m., followed by the Funeral Service at 1 p.m. Interment Arlington Park Cemetery, Greenfield. Memorials to Christ-St. Peter's Evangelical Lutheran School appreciated. Heritage Funeral Homes is assisting the family. Guest book www.heritagefuneral.com
Patricia Jensen PDF Print E-mail
Patricia H. Jensen, 70, died July 28, 2010, after a battle with cancer.

She was born July 23, 1940, in Menominee, to the late Ellsworth and Merrita (Smith) Hoffman. She moved to Seattle, WA, where she earned her MA in education. She taught elementary school for 30 years before retiring to the San Diego area. For years she was an active volunteer at the San Diego Wild Animal Park, an avid birder and supported the ef forts of the Audubon Society. Pat enjoyed painting, with animals being her favorite subjects. She loved to camp, hike and travel around the world. She was a member of the American Association of University Women, the Garden Club of Seattle, and was affiliated with St. Bart's Episcopal Church of Rancho Bernardo.

She is survived by her husband of 20 years, Robert K. Jensen; brother, Donald Hoffman, and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents.
J. Duane Langlois PDF Print E-mail
J. Duane Langlois, 85, Menominee, died Aug. 2, 2010, at the Luther Home in Marinette.

He was born April 3, 1925, in Escanaba, to the late Joseph and Anna (Monsen) Langlois. After high school, Duane attended UW-Madison for two years and Northern Michigan University, where he earned a bachelor's degree and a master's degree. He married Helen Haulotte June 25, 1955. He was a member of Emmanuel Lutheran Church in Menominee. He taught sixth grade at the Washington School in Menominee for a few years before he became the principal there and at Roosevelt School for over 27 years. Duane liked gadening, woodworking and golfing. He also was an avid Chicago Cubs and Green Bay Packers fan.

He is survived by his wife; one daughter, Michelle Albert, and one son, Tim Langlois, all of Menominee, four grandchildren, two great-grandchildren; two sisters, Marian Arndt, Wisconsin Rapids, and Darlene (Harold) Palmer, Brainerd, MN. Along with his parents, he was preceded in death by one brother, Howard Langlois.

Funeral services were held Aug. 5, at the Emmanuel Lutheran Church in Menominee. The Rev. Douglas Schoen officiated. A memorial fund has been established in Duane's name. The Cadieu-Thielen Funeral Home assisted the family.
Ashton PeGan-Thiry PDF Print E-mail
Ashton James PeGan-Thiry died at birth Aug. 2, 2010.

His parents are Brittany Ashton PeGan, Troy Christopher Thiry and his sister is Kailin Lee Thiry. He is also survived by his grandparents; Perry and Julie PeGan, Escanaba, Wayne and Michelle Thiry, Marinette; great-grandparents; Gerald and Elaine Thiry, Kenneth and Sue Ellen Saunier, Shirlee Lancour, Floyde Lancour, Barb and Tom Davis and Vern and Mary PeGan, aunts, uncles, cousins, special people and Noah. He was preceded by his grandmother, Joyce Lentz; uncle, Christopher Thiry and other loved ones.

Family and friends gathered at Allo Coolman Funeral Home, Escanaba, Aug. 6.
Anthony Semrau PDF Print E-mail
Anthony (Tony) L. Semrau, 91, Marinette, died Aug. 2, 2010.

He was born April 6, 1919, to the late Herman and Veronica (Klassen) Semrau in Pound and attended Coleman Schools. He served in the Army during WWII. On Aug. 2, 1952, Anthony married Bernice Meck in Oconto. She preceded him in death July 2, 1997. He had worked for Menominee Paper Mill for 37 years and was a mem ber of the Local No. 172. He was also a member of Holy Family Parish, the Twin City Square Dance Club, National Square Dance Campers, Good Sam Campers, United Commercial Travelers, Ninety-Fifth Division Association, Menominee V.F.W. life member and D.A.V. life member. He went on the Old Glory Honor Flight to the WWII Veterans Memorial in April of 2010. He enjoyed fish ing, travel, gardening and card playing.

He is survived by a son, James (Colleen) Semrau, Clarksville, TN; a daughter Barbara (Gerald) Gilbert, Menominee, four grandchil dren, four great-grandchil dren; and a sister, Inez Hoida, Appleton. In addition to his wife, he was preceded in death by a grandchild, Elizabeth; five brothers, Lloyd, Marvin, Gordon, Paul, Floyd; and one sister, Florence.

Friends called at the Thielen Funeral Home. Funeral Services were held Aug. 9. at Holy Family Parish-St. Joseph's Church. Entombment was in Forest Home Mausoleum. The 20-Year Club conducted military honors. Memorials to the Menominee Animal Shelter, P.O. Box 673 Menominee, MI 49858 appreciated.

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