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Menominee County Journal Obituaries | Week of July 22, 2010

Menominee County Journal Obituaries | Week of July 22, 2010
William Beaudin PDF Print E-mail
William Maurice Beaudin, died July 17, 2010, after a long battle with cancer.

He was the youngest of four children, born to the late Maurice and Dorothea (Green) Beaudin in Newberry, MI, Sept. 20, 1936.
He developed and owned several insurance agencies across Upper Michigan. He moved to Menominee in 1977 where he created Beaudin and Beaudin Insurance Agency. He specialized in Commercial Casualty and insured the first Indian casino which was set up in a garage of a chief at Baraga, MI.
He loved First Street in Menominee and successfully completed a historical renovation at 521 First Street which became his insurance office and apartment.
He was president/ manager of Riverside Country Club. He coached children's sports. In 1989, he became owner of The Old Holiday Inn to which he re-flagged The Best Western Riverfront Inn.
In 1992, after successful bypass surgery, the decision was made to slow down. Florida became home. He continued building homes, business retail centers and golfing. Bill was a member of civic and business organizations throughout the years.

He is survived by his wife, Carolyn Williams, whom he married Aug. 29, 1992; his children, Bill P. (Jill) Beaudin, Beth (Jerry) Beaudin Klebba, Tara (K.C.) Wilson, and John (Merry) Rintamaki, 10 grandchildren, two great-grandchildren; brother, James (Janet) Beaudin, nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by Phyllis A. (Hietanen) Beaudin; son, Stephen T. Beaudin; sisters, Mary Jo Hetrick and Anne Swanson.

Friends may call at Holy Spirit Church July 21 from 9:30 a.m. until time of service. A Funeral Mass will be held at 12 noon with Rev. Robb Jurkovich officiating.
Burial will be in Forest Home Cemetery, Newberry, MI, July 22 at 1 p.m.
Thielen Funeral Home is assisting the family.
Memorials in Bill's name to St. Thomas Aquinas Academy Sports or Newberry swim bus or student golf teams, attention: Nancy Victorson, would be appreciated.
 
Shirley Chouinard PDF Print E-mail
Shirley Ann (Dearman) Chouinard, 76, Menominee, died July 10, 2010, at home.

She was born May 17, 1934, in Winona, MN, to the late John and Anna (Muras) Dearman.
She owned and operated Open Door Catering for many years and also worked as the head cook and the Menominee County Jail and the Menominee Elk's Club. She later went to work for KSU Industries in Marinette, retiring in 1998. She enjoyed gardening, knitting, crocheting and reading. Her greatest joy was her family.

She is survived by four daughters, Lee (Tony) Chaltry, Lynne (John) Helfert, Lori (Bob) Berg, and Lisa Chouinard (special friend, Tracey Lockridge) all of Menominee; two sons, Jon (Hilda) Chouinard, Celaya Mexico, and Brian (Debbie) Chouinard, Menominee, 13 grandchil dren, one great-granddaughter; two sisters, Beverly Schammel, Winona, and Joni Pankratz, Greenwood, IN; one brother, John Dearman, San Diego, CA; one sister-in-law, Frances Dearman, Douglas, GA, nieces and nephews.
Along with her parents, she was preceded in death by one brother, Robert Dearman; two grandsons, Keith James Helfert and Eric Scott Hallam; and two brothers-in-law, Tom Pankratz and Ray Schammel.

Friends may gather at noon for a memorial service July 30 at the John Hennes Park, Menominee. The Rev. Paul Strom will officiate. A celebration of Shirley's life will follow the memorial service with food and fellowship.
Burial will be at the Birch Creek Cemetery.
The Cadieu-Thielen Funeral Home is assisting the family.
A memorial fund has been established in Shirley's name.
 
Eugene Gustafson PDF Print E-mail
Eugene I. Gustafson, 74, Chilton, WI, formerly of Carney, died July 14, 2010.

He was born Aug. 8, 1935, to Eileen (Dyer) Gustafson, and the late Iner Gustafson. He served in the United States Army from July of 1957 to July of 1959. On May 14, 1960, he married Barbara Winkel at Holy Rosary Catholic Church in New Holstein, WI. He worked for the New Holstein Utilities for 34 years - then retired to Carney, moving to Chilton in 2006. In his spare time, he enjoyed hunting, fishing and camping with family. He enjoyed doing things with his grandchildren.

He is survived by his wife; mother, two sons, Gerald Gustafson, Carney, Allen (Kari) Gustafson, New London, WI; two daughters, Sandra (Jeff) Miller, Plymouth, WI, Yvonne (Mark) Herrin, Chilton, three grandchildren; two brothers, Clayton (Nancy) Gustafson, Foster City, MI, Wesley Gustafson, Carney; two sisters, Joanne (Bob) Hammerberg, Carney, and Leona (Patrick) Matthews, Carney;  two brothers-in-law, Roger and Lee Winkel, Chilton, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

A private family service will be held at the Wieting Family Funeral Home, Chilton.
 
Anne Haglund PDF Print E-mail
Anne Marie Haglund, 91, Menominee, died July 12, 2010, at Bay Area Medical Center in Marinette.

She was born May 14, 1919, in Superior, WI. to the late Martin and Anna (Sladky) Engleman.
Anne married Merrill Haglund April 17, 1938, in Marinette. He preceded her in death Feb. 25, 2009. She was a member of the Community Covenant Church in Menominee and a past member of the Bohemian Lodge. Anne was an organist at the First United Methodist Church in Menominee for many years. Anne had a passion for music and taught piano lessons in her home for over 40 years. She taught Sunday school for both adults and children and she also was a Girl Scout leader. Her greatest joy was her family and she loved to cook.

Anne is survived by three daughters, Ann Ellen (Kenneth) Boettcher, Sturgeon Bay, WI., Laurie (Herb) Buyarski, Menominee and Janna (Jethro) Gillespie, Fayette, MI.; 10 grandchildren, six great-grandchildren,  one niece, four nephews.
Along with her parents and her husband, Anne was preceded in death by one brother, Edward Engleman.

Visitation: Cadieu-Thielen Funeral Home July 21 from 11 a.m. until the time of services at 1 p.m. with The Rev. Tom Lach and The Rev. Kenneth Boettcher, offi ciants.
Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery in Menominee, MI.
A memorial fund has been established for the Community Covenant Church of Menominee.
 
Adeline Heckel PDF Print E-mail
Adeline Rose Heckel, 88, a former resident of Menominee, died July 16, 2010, at Bay Area Medical Center, Marinette.

She was born May 4, 1992, in Menominee, to the late C. Oscar and Rose (Nickels) Carlander. Adeline graduated from Menominee High School. She married William H. Heckel Oct. 12, 1940, in Menominee. He preceded her in death Nov. 27, 1982. She as a member of Emmanuel Lutheran Church, Menominee. She worked at Tempo Department Store and also in the cafeteria at Menominee High School. She was a fan of all sports especially the Green Bay Packers, Milwaukee Brewers and Menominee Maroons.

She is survived by two daughters, Pamela (Don) Horen,  Hartford, WI, and Karen (Luke) Weinschrott, Appleton; two sons, Tom (special friend Nadine) Heckel, Peshtigo, and William (Nancy) Heckel, Kewaskum, WI; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Bob and Babe Heckel, 15 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and friends.
Along with her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by one grandson and two brothers, Charles and William Carlander.

Friends called at Emmanuel Lutheran Church where funeral services were held July 20. The Rev. Douglas Schoen officiated.
Burial was in Riverside Cemetery, Menominee.
The Cadieu-Thielen Funeral Home assisted the family.
A memorial fund has been established in Adeline's name.
 
Audrey Hodel PDF Print E-mail
Audrey E. Hodel, 76, Menominee Township, died at home, July 16, 2010.

She was born June 13, 1934, to the late Orville L. and Anna T. (Hartman) Shaw in Denham, IN.
Audrey lived in several cities and states before settling down in the Marinette/Menominee area. On Aug. 30, 1997, she married Bert Horstmanshof in Marinette. She was a mem ber of Calvary Temple Assembly of God, Marinette, and enjoyed helping out with anything that was needed at the church. She loved having her family around.

She is survived by her husband; daughters, Deborah (Robert) Grosso, Marinette, and Leora (William) Senn, Seymour, WI; sisters, Mary (David) Ramsey, Nellie (John) Gruber, and Louvada (James) Woods, 12 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren, and six great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by a son, Donald, her parents, one brother, three sisters; a grandson, Kevin Maxwell; and a great-granddaughter, Shaina Martin.

Services were held at Calvary Temple Assembly of God, Marinette, July 20. Pastor Tim Hawthorne officiated.
Burial was in Riverside Cemetery, Menominee.
Hansen Onion Martell Funeral Home assisted the family.
 
Bernadette Fazer Kudzma PDF Print E-mail
Bernadette (Bernie) Fazer Kudzma, 79, former resident of Powers, died July 15, 2010, at home in Rockford, IL.

She was born Dec. 11, 1930, in Powers, the daughter of John and Mary Fazer. She married Warren Kudzma Aug. 13, 1955, at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church, Spalding. Bernie was employed in the nursing field for 47 years, retiring in 2009.

She is survived by her husband; three sons, one daughter, three grandchildren, three great-grandchildren; sister, Anna Mae Fazer, Powers; brothers, John Fazer, Green Bay, and Walter (Marilyn) Fazer, Powers; brothers-in-law, Art (Mary Lou) Messier, Escanaba; sisters-in-law, Avis Fazer, Powers, and Nancy Fazer, Powers, nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by parents, brothers, Clarence Fazer, Raymond (Bud) Fazer, Louis Fazer and Joseph Fazer; and sister, Theresa Messier.

Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated July 20, in Holy Family Church, Rockford. Burial will take place in the Spalding Township Cemetery. Anderson Funeral Home, Escanaba is assisting the family with arrangements and online condolences can be sent to the family at www.andersonfuneralhomes.net
 
Rosella Kleiman PDF Print E-mail
Rosella (Schwartz) Kleiman, 93, died July 9, 2010, in Coral Springs, FL., where she resided for the past three years.

She was born in Wells, MI., to Adam and Delia (Constantineau) Schwartz March 7, 1917.
Rosella married Herman Kleiman Dec. 28, 1936, at St. Patrick's Church in Escanaba. He preceded her in death July 21, 1997. They owned and operated a farm in Wilson for 34 years before moving to Bark River, then Escanaba. Rosella worked at Tony's Green Thumb, Robinson Furniture and Les Brown as a seamstress.
She loved being with peo ple, playing bingo and going to senior gatherings.
Rosella was a member of St. Anne's Church and former president of the Bark River Senior Citizens Club.

She is survived by six children, Ronald (Evelyn) Kleiman, Wilson, Marilyn (Arnold) Szopinski, Coral Springs, FL., Alice (Harold) Dahlberg, Bark River, Rosella (Eugene) Hill, Denmark WI., Herman Jr. (Lorraine) Kleiman, Powers and Gene Kleiman, WIlson, 16 grandchildren; 32 treat-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, father, mother, stepmother, half sister, a three-month-old brother, Adam; 12-year-old   sister, Frances and one-year-old sister, Elizabeth.

Visitation was at the Crawford Funeral Home in Escanaba with the Mass of Christian Burial July 15 at St. Anne's Church with Rev. Fran DeGroot officiating.
Entombment was at the Gardens of Rest Mausoleum.
 
Ervin Polfus PDF Print E-mail
Ervin Paul Polfus, 90, Carney, died July 18, 2010, at home.

He was born Jan. 21, 1920, in Kenosha, WI, to the late Otto and Bertha (Walters) Polfus. Ervin and his family moved to Gourley Township/Devils Creek at the age of 12. He served stateside during WWII with the 462nd AAF Base Unit from 1942 until being honorable discharged in 1945.  On Nov. 12, 1949, he married Hilgarde Birke at Holy Cross Lutheran Church. He was employed by Peterson Brothers in Carney for 30 years as a lift operator and he also worked in the woods. One of his greatest loves in life was spending time at his home and in the woods. He enjoyed taking everyone for rides on his land in his gator. He was an avid reader of just about anything. He enjoyed his children and  grandchildren and participated and supported their activities.

He is survived by his wife; six children, Paul (Colleen), Robert (Toni), Carolyn (the late John Laurin), Pat (Tim), Chip (Lori), and Joanne (Rick); grandchildren, Jacob, Michael, Matthew, Eric, Ben, Molly, Jean, Claire, Neil, Tyler, Seth, Blake and Chelsey; and a great-grandson, Ben.
He was preceded in death by sisters, Lenora and Delores; brothers, Clarence and Norman; and son-in-law, John Laurin.

Family and friends may call July 26 at the Carney Evangelical Free Church from 2 p.m. until time of Military Rites at 4:45 p.m. Funeral Service will follow at 5 p.m. Reverend Gary Page officiating.
Burial will follow in Maple Grove Cemetery, Oakwood.
Anderson Diehm Funeral Home, Stephenson, is assisting the family with arrangements.
 
Matthew Selsor PDF Print E-mail
Matthew Wendel Selsor, died unexpectedly July 11, 2010, in Des Moines, IA.

He was born Aug. 8, 1982, to Mary Kay and Grant Selsor  in Marinette.
Matt attended Holy Family School and St. Thomas Aquinas Academy. He was in Hi-Q, Windsor players, class skits, Theater on the Bay, and a 1998 European trip. He received Teens Making a Difference Award for volunteering for special projects with Rotary,  the animal shelter, Special Olympics and designing and updating the website for Tri-City United Way. He was class president of his 2001 graduating class. His first job was working with the marketing people in graphic design at Aerial. He graduated from the University of Arizona cum laude in 2004. Also during that time, he worked as a docent at the Arizona State Museum. He pursued his MA in art history at the University of Illinois, working as a teaching assistant then graduate assistant. He did his internship at the National Museum of Mexican Art, Chicago. In 2007, he presented papers on Mexican Art History at the International Symposium in Mexico City and University of Kentucky. He recently finished a job as director of the Anderson Gallery at Drake University.

He is survived by his parents; brothers, Jeff DeGayner and Tod (Linda) DeGayner, nephew, uncles, aunts and cousins.
He was preceded in death by maternal grandparents, Mary and Reuben Wendel; paternal grandparents, Ceredwyn and Irvin Selsor;  and great-grandmother, Minota Edmonson.

Visitation and Funeral  Mass were held July 21 at Holy Family Parish - Our Lady of Lourdes Church. The Rev. Joseph Dorner officiated.
Burial was in Forest Home Cemetery.
Thielen Funeral Home assisted the family.
A memorial fund has been established for the Marinette Catholic Central Foundation, P.O. Box 762, Marinette, WI.
 
Norma Szapa PDF Print E-mail
A Memorial  Mass for Norma J. Szapa will be held at 10 a.m. July 24 at Precious Blood Church, Stephenson.  Burial will be in Stephenson Township Cemetery followed by a fellowship luncheon at the church.
Norma Szapa, 66, died April 15, 2010, in Tucson, AZ.

Norma J. Twark was born June 2, 1943. She married Gary Szapa, formerly of Stephenson, April 4, 1970. She spent the last six years in Pomerene, AZ.

She is survived by her husband Gary, Pomerene, AZ; a sister, Wanda Philibert and brothers, James and William Twark.

Anderson-Diehm Funeral Home is assisting the family.
 
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