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Jeanne Risch PDF Print E-mail
Written by Ozaukee Press   
Thursday, 17 August 2017 20:15

Jeanne E. Risch, 74, of Sheboygan, formerly of Port Washington, died Aug. 15. 

She was born May 29, 1943, in Sheboygan to Norbert and Madeline Bruder Jetzer. 

She attended schools in Sheboygan and graduated from South High School in 1961. 

On May 15, 1965, she was united in marriage to James A. Risch at St. Peter Claver Church in Sheboygan.

Ms. Risch was a homemaker and enjoyed spending time with her children and grandchildren. She also enjoyed reading and taking walks, and was a member of the women’s guild at church while her children were in grade school in Port Washington. 

She was very proud of her children and grandchildren and loved them unconditionally.

Ms. Risch is survived by her children Debra (Tim) Gierach, Nancy (Randall) Koopman, Kathleen (Bill) Leissring, Michael (Michelle DeSwarte), David (Susan), Julie (Terland Caldwell) Risch, Thomas (Sarah); grandchildren Justin and Aleesha Risch, Jessica and Joshua Koopman, Anthony and Nicholas Leissring, Madeline Rasco, Hunter Gierach, Matthew, Isaiah and Jeremiah Risch and Cameron Caldwell; siblings Wayne (Diana) Jetzer, Gary (Patti) Jetzer, Dennis (Diane) Jetzer, Mark (Karin) Jetzer and Carol (Marvin) Nagy; and special friend Mary Miller. 

She was preceded in death by her parents and her infant son Anthony.

Visitation will be held on Friday, Aug. 18, from 1 p.m. until the time of the funeral Mass at 4 p.m. at St. Clement Catholic Church in Sheboygan. The Rev. Gideon Buya will celebrate the Mass. 

Private interment will take place at Calvary Cemetery. 

Cyrilla A. Thull PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 16 August 2017 17:09

Cyrilla A. Thull, 91, of the Town of Kewaskum died Tuesday, Aug. 15, at Cedar Lake Health and Rehabilitation in West Bend.
    A funeral will be held at 5 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 20, at St. Michael Catholic Church, Kewaskum. Visitation begins at 1 p.m.
    The Rev. Edwin Kornath will preside.

Paul M. Thomas PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 16 August 2017 17:08

Paul M. Thomas of Plymouth had a passion for farming.
    “He loved milking cows and riding on the tractor,” his wife Ruth said. “Farming was in his heart and he lived his life to the fullest.”
    Mr. Thomas, 80, died Friday, Aug. 11, at Sharon S. Richardson Community Hospice in Sheboygan Falls.
    Mr. Thomas was born on May 18, 1937, in the Town of Belgium to Ivo and Martha Hansen Thomas.  
    He was married to Ruth Weyker on Aug. 25, 1962, at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Saukville.  
    Mr. Thomas was a volunteer for the Adell Fire Department and a member of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church.
    He was a welder with Gilson Brothers/CF Gilco for more than 20 years.
    When he wasn’t working or farming, Mr. Thomas enjoyed fishing, going out to Pizza Ranch and watching the Packers play. His canine companion, Molly, had a special place in his heart and above all he dearly loved his family.      
    Mr. Thomas is survived by his wife Ruth Thomas of Plymouth; children Wayne (Laurie) Thomas of Sparta, Denise Thomas and Karen Thomas-Jankowski, both of Plymouth, Mary (Mark) Jensen of Cascade, William of Holmen, Connie (Jason) Vorpahl of Random Lake and Lisa (Joseph) Burmesch of Oostburg; 16 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; two step great-grandchildren, sister Theresa (Eugene) Kirst of Plymouth, brothers David (Theresa), Harry (Marlene), Joseph (Annette), all of Random Lake; sisters-in-law Diane Thomas of Plymouth and Marge Rausch of Port Washington; and brother-in-law Donald Weyker of Beaver Dam.
    Mr. Thomas was preceded in death by his brothers Carl and Donald; sister-in-law Theresa Weyker; and brother-in-law Eddie (Anna Marie) Weyker.     
    A funeral will be held at noon Saturday, Aug. 19, at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Plymouth. The Rev. Philip D. Reifenberg will preside. Visitation will be held from 10 a.m. until the time of the service.
    Interment will take place at St. Patrick Cemetery.
    Eernisse Funeral Home, Port Washington, is handling the arrangements.

Karen Modjewski PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 16 August 2017 17:08

“She smiled all the time,” is how Dawn Wood described her mother, Karen Modjewski.
    Modjewski, 78, of Cedar Grove, died at home Thursday, Aug. 3.
    She was born June 4, 1939, in Pike Lake, daughter to Richard and Mary (Koskey) Andersen.
    She attended Wittenberg-Birnamwood High School and on May 11, 1957, married Thomas Modjewski in Wausau.
    For 20 years, Mrs. Modjewski owned and operated Day Or Nite Express — a company specializing in the expedited delivery of freight.
    “Never say no — that’s how she ran her business,” her daughter said. “It literally was day and night, 24/7. It was her passion.”
    Mrs. Modjewski was a member of St. John XXIII Catholic Parish in Port Washington, the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council and the The Expedite Association of North America.
    She enjoyed crocheting, reading, gambling, cooking, listening to old-time country music, and riding shotgun  in the car with her husband.
    Mrs. Modjewski is survived by her husband Thomas; son Thomas (Pacita) Modjewski Jr. of Cedar Grove; daughters Kari (Raymond) Schicker of West Bend, Dawn (Steve) Wood of Belguim, and Debbi (John) Wishman of Oostburg; grandchildren, Ryan (Jennifer) Schicker, Brent (Janel) Schicker, Tanya Schicker, Timothy Modjewski, Erin (Jeff) Satterburg, Adam Wood, Emili (Jonathan) Butrin, Ashley (Todd) Schwarten, Sara (Andrew) Bemman, Anna (Jeff) Schmit, Melissa (Carlos Hernandez) Rewolinski, Brittney Schnur, Brandon Wishman, Briana Wishman; and 26 great-grandchildren.
    She was preceded in death by her parents Richard and Mary Andersen, sister Eleanore Walkowski, brother Robert Andersen, and great-grandchildren Gemma and Todd Schwarten.
    The funeral was held Tuesday, Aug. 8, at St. Therese Catholic Church in Rothschild. Burial followed at Pine Grove Cemetery in Wausau.
A memorial fund is being established in her name for Sheboygan County Christian High School.
    Wenig Funeral Home assisted the family.

Olive H. Schommer PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 16 August 2017 17:07

Olive H. Schommer of Belgium loved cooking and canning vegetables and fruits,  and she also loved her grandchildren.
    “She always did a lot of canning and we loved eating her food. Her grandchildren called her Granny-O,” her daughter Kathryn Dorcas said.
    Mrs. Schommer, 100, died on Wednesday, Aug. 9, at Belgium Gardens assisted living.     
    Mrs. Schommer was born to Nicholas and Catherine Rodisch Krick on July 30, 1917, in the Town of Belgium.  
    She married Julius Schommer on Oct. 29, 1938, and together they had five children.
    Mrs. Schommer is survived by her children Paul (Terry) of West Bend, Kathryn Dorcas of De Pere, Steve (Carol) of Belgium, Patrick (Connie) of Spring Hill, Fla., and Gerald (Joyce) of Cleveland; grandchildren Candy (Jeff) McChain, Bonnie (Dan) Holl, Melissa Schmidt (Eric Christiansen), Jeff (Molly) Drakas, Jennifer (Andrew) Chipman, Jodie (Dave) Walker, Stefanie (Kevin) Schueller, Jon (Carla) Schommer, Angela Schommer, Jacob Schommer, Scott (Gina) Schommer, Leah (Steve) Federwisch and Lisa (Andy) Dexhiemmer; and 20 great- grandchildren.
    She is further survived by her sister Gladys Sinnen of Port Washington, and sister-in-law Barbara Schommer of Fredonia.
    Mrs. Schommer was preceded in death by her husband Julius; son-in-law Tom Dorcas; brothers George (Marcie) Krick and John (Evelyn) Krick; sisters Martha Mueller, Loretta Wellenstein and Alice (George) Miller; brothers-in-law Eddie Mayer, Herman Mueller, Harvey Flerchinger, Elmer Wellenstein, Rollie Sinnen, Joe (Jean) Schommer, Alvin Schommer, Charlie (Gladys) Schommer,  Ray (Loretta) Schommer; and sisters-in-law Lorette (Art) Meyer and Eleanore (John) Schimberg.
    A funeral was held at Divine Savior, Holy Cross Chapel, in Belgium on Monday, Aug. 14, with Father Dennis Van Beek presiding.  
    Eernisse Funeral Home, Belgium, handled the arrangements.

Ward Braby PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 16 August 2017 17:07

Ward Braby, 88, of West Monroe Street in Port Washington, died Tuesday, Aug. 15.
    Services with the Poole Funeral Home are pending.

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