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Menominee County Journal Obituaries | Week of May 06, 2010

Menominee County Journal Obituaries | Week of May 06, 2010
Charles Atkocunis PDF Print E-mail
Charles (Red) Atkocunis, 83, of Cedar River, MI died April 29, 2010 at Bay Area Medical Center.

Charles was born on March 7, 1927 in Melrose Park, IL to the late  Antone and Anna (Dougovito) Atkocunis. He joined the United States Army on Oct. 26, 1945 and served his country until be ing honorably discharged on June 10, 1947. Charles was a graduate of Western Michigan University where he received his Master's Degree in Education.
On Aug. 13, 1955 Charles married Mary Van Demark in Kalamazoo, MI. Charles would go on to be a teacher and coach in the Bronson School District where he coached football, baseball and wrestling for over 30 years. He is credited with starting the wrestling pro gram at Bronson High School.  He enjoyed wood working,  hunting and  golf ing. He was a member of Precious Blood Catholic Church, St. Mary's Assumption Catholic Church,  where he sat on the first Church Council, past member of the Stephenson  Lions Club, Bronson Kiwanis Club and North Shore Golf Club.

Survivors include his wife: Mary, Cedar River, and cousins.
Charles was preceded in death by two brothers, Joseph and Walter.

Family and friends called at Anderson Diehm Funeral Home. Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated May 1 at the Precious Blood Catholic Church. Father Corey Litzner offici ated.
Burial was in the Cedar River Cemetery.
Joyce Buelteman PDF Print E-mail
Joyce Buelteman, 85, died May 2, 2010, at home.

She was born May 19, 1924, in Menominee, to the late Leo and Rose (Lacourciere) LaCombe.
Joyce graduated from Menominee High School in 1942. On Nov. 24, 1945, she married Louis Buelteman at St. Anne's Church. She enjoyed crocheting, knit ting, beading Christmas or naments, and sold them at local craft shows. She also enjoyed working in her flower gardens, grubbing, dancing, especially the polka and baking. She loved to camp, especially in Grand Marias. Joyce was a member of Resurrection Parish and St. Anne's Sodality.

She is survived by her husband; six sons, Rodney (Vicki), Scottsdale, AZ, Tom (Jenny), Marinette, Michael, Menominee, Steven (Bridget), Memphis, TN, Jeffrey, Menominee, and Tim, Oconto Falls; three daughters, Cheryl (Hugh) Guy, Crivitz, Pam (Mike) Schacht, Felch, and Penny Schmidt, Menominee, 31 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren and special friend, Eddy.
In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by a daughter-in-law, Dawn; son-in-law, Ronald; grand daughter, Brittney; two brothers, Alfred and Robert and; a sister, Eunice Olson.

Friends may call May 6 at Resurrection Parish from 9:30 a.m. until time of ser vice. A Sodality Service will be held at 9:30 a.m. A Funeral Mass will be held at 11:30 a.m. with Rev. Michael Chenier officiat ing.
Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery.
Lemieux Thielen Funeral Home is assisting the family.
Leonard Gignac PDF Print E-mail
Leonard J. Gignac, 65, Town of Peshtigo, died April 28, 2010, at his home.

He was born May 20, 1944, the son of the late William and Lucille (Shampo) Gignac.
Leonard served in the United States Air Force. On Jan. 30, 1965, he married Jane Strojny in Menominee. He was a former member of the Peshtigo Volunteer Fire Department, enjoyed work ing with wood, building cabinets and loved his horses.

He is survived by his wife, Jane; a daughter, Rita (Scott) Schreiber, South Milwaukee; two sons, Barton Gignac, Kenosha, and Dale (Wendy) Gignac, Peshtigo; a brother, Richard (Judy) Gignac, Menominee, and four grandchildren.
Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Christopher S. Gignac.

Funeral service and visita tion were held April 30, at Berth and Rosenthal Funeral Home. Sister Helen Plum SSND officiated.
James Hayes PDF Print E-mail
James F. (Jim) Hayes, 55, 1505 17th Ave., Menominee, died May 1, 2010, at his home after a battle with cancer.

He was born May 12, 1954, to the late Raymond and Beatrice Hayes.
Jim worked for Keller Cement until the time of his illness.

He is survived by his wife, Ellen; three daughters, Jenny Hayes (Chris Johnson), Ann (David) Henry and Carla (Dan) Demeuse, four grandchil dren; one step-daughter, Brenda (Jeff) Bauer; a step-grandson; two sisters, Helen Homa (Pete Johnson) and Beatrice Jacobson, a niece and nephews.
Along with his parents he was preceded in death by a brother Robert.

Friends called at Holy Spirit Church, Menominee, May 4, where Funeral Mass was offered by Father Ron Skufca.
Burial was in Forest Home Cemetery.
Hansen Onion Martell Funeral Home assisted the family.
William Larschied PDF Print E-mail
William Edward Larschied, Sr., 59, 1405 30th Ave., Menominee, died April 30, 2010, at Bellin Health Hospital Center, Green Bay.

Bill was born June 28, 1950, to the late Fred and Ruth (Timm) Larschied.
Bill enjoyed working on cars and deer hunting.

He is survived by two sons, Bill (Michelle) Larschied, Jr., Green Bay, and Scott Larschied, Marinette; his adopted son, Bradley Port, Marinette, seven sisters and brothers, Rose (Ken) Johnston, Nancy (John) Palencia, Alice (Ray) Wolske, Pearl Samsa, Phillis (John) MaCash, Fred (Sandy) Larschied, John Larschied and Sharon (special friend Joe Michalko) Larschied, his special friend, Ed Ries.
He was preceded in death by parents Fred and Ruth Larschied.

Family and friends may call May 7 from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Anderson Kell Funeral Home, Menominee. A memorial service will be held at 7 p.m. in the funeral home chapel, with Rev. Ron Helgerson officiating.
Gladys Lohse PDF Print E-mail
Gladys Ruth Lohse, 89, Menominee, died  April 30, 2010, at BAMC.

She was born March 15, 1921, in Walsh, WI, to the late Alexander and Anna (LaRock) Furst.
On June 29, 1946, she married Arthur Lohse. He preceded her in death March 3, 1991.
Gladys was an acive member of Gethsemane Lutheran Church. She enjoyed dancing, sewing and cooking and spending time with all of her grandchildren.

She is survived by four daughters, Carol (Al) Lindner, Sharon Powell, and Linda (Chuck) Powell, all of Menominee, and Gloria (Jim Hrabik), Oconto; former son-in-law, Rick Powell, 10 grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren; two sisters, Jesse Womble, Niles, MI, and Roseann Tews, Milwaukee; two brothers, Kenneth (Marilyn) Furst, Marinette, and Gordon (Elaine) Furst, Harmony; and sister-in-law, Ann Furst, Peshtigo.
She was preceded in death by five sisters and four brothers.

Visitation was held May 3 at Anderson Diehm Funeral Home, Stephenson. Funeral services were held May 4 at Gethsemane Lutheran Church, Wallace. Reverend Jon Schmidt officiated.
Burial was in Riverside Cemetery, Menominee.
James Nemetz PDF Print E-mail
James Samuel Nemetz, 92, Menominee, died April 30, 2010, at the Bay Area Medical Center, Marinette.

Jim was born May 2, 1917, in Menominee, to the late Matthew and Marie (Boursek) Nemetz.
He owned and operated the 41 Market in Birch Creek for many years. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church, Menominee. Jim enjoyed hunting and being around people.

He is survived by three daughters, Lucy (Daniel) Schaefer, Shell Knob, MO, Louise (Jack) Martin, Wallace, and Margaret (Alex) Loudon, Bothell, WA; two sons, Robert Nemetz and Thomas (Marilyn) Nemetz, both of Menominee, eight grand children, seven great-grand children; two sisters, Anne Fischer, Madison, and Marian Plautz, Shawano.
Along with his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Charles Nemetz; a granddaughter, Lisa Nemetz; one sister, Mrs. Frank Kmechek; and one brother, John Nemetz.

A private family graveside service was held at the Birch Creek Cemetery.
Cadieu-Thielen Funeral Home assisted the family.
Lucille Poupore PDF Print E-mail
Lucille (Lucy) M. Poupore, 86, Nadeau, died May 2, 2010, at Pinecrest Medical Care Facility, Powers.

She was born Sept. 24, 1923, to the late Sylvio and Agnes (King) Poupore in Nadeau.
Her mother died when she was a young girl and was then raised by her father and step-mother, Florence (McGuire) Poupore.
She enjoyed crafts. Lucy has also participated in the Special Olympics when she was younger and attended the Hermansville Men-O-Mee activities center for many years. She loved flowers.

She is survived by one brother, Clarence (Vera) Poupore; two sisters, Rose Ann (Harold) Charboneau and Mary Ann Wentland; one step-sister, Ethel Kraus; two step-sisters-in-law, Marcella McGuire and Adeline McGuire; special great-aunt and uncle, Clayton (Ellen) Tanquay, special nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, one sister, Millie Ekberg; one brother-in-law, Orlin Ekberg; three step brothers, Emery, Maynard and Donald McGuire; one step-sister-in-law, Bette McGuire, and one step-brother-in-law, Edward Kraus.

Visitation: 3 to 5 p.m. CST, May 5, at St. Bruno's Parish, Nadeau. A Mass of Christian Burial at 5 p.m. with Fr. Michael Vichich of ficiating.
Burial will take place in the Nadeau Township Cemetery.
The Allo Funeral Homes, Escanaba and Spalding as sisted the family.
Visit www.allofh.com to send online condolences to the Poupore family.
Barbara Smith PDF Print E-mail
Barbara Jean (Sundquist) Smith, 39, died April 21, 2010, from the effects of a six-year battle with pul monary hypertension.

Barb was a graduate of Bark River-Harris High School and NMU. She was an accountant with the Menomonee Falls, WI, Schools. She was a volun teer in the community and her church.
She was the wife of Erik, the mom of Caleb, Colton, and Caden; daughter of Gerald (Bobbi) Sundquist, Menominee and Judy Sundquist, Gladstone; daughter-in-law of Charlene and Jeffrey Smith, East Lansing; sister of Brent Sundquist and Bobbi (Michael) Flynn; sister-in-law of Kyle (Shannon) Smith.

A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated April 26 at Good Shephard Catholic Church in Menomonee Falls.
Norma Szapa PDF Print E-mail
Word has been received of the death of Norma Twark Szapa, who died April 15, 2010, in Tucson, AZ. She was the wife of Gary Szapa. They celebrated 40 years of marriage April 4.
Memorial service will be held in Stephenson at a later date.

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