Our Obituaries

Warren Wagner

October 1, 1917 - March 22, 2017

Warren L. Wagner, 99, of Plover, died peacefully on Wednesday, March 22, 2017, at Ministry St. Michael's Hospital. He was born on Oct. 1, 1917, in What Cheer, Iowa, to the late John and Mattie (Rose) Wagner, and is survived by his daughter and son-in-law, Cynthia and James Weidner of Plover; niece, Nancy Driscoll of Denver, Colorado; grandchildren, James, Kriszta and Nicole Weidner; daughter...
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Clifton McCanna

January 23, 1954 - February 28, 2017

Clifton A. "Cliff" McCanna, Jr., 63, of Plover, died Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2017, at North Ridge in Stevens Point., surrounded by loved ones. He was born on Jan. 23, 1954, in Butler, Pennsylvania, to the late Clifton and Katherine (Glenn) McCanna, and was a 1972 graduate of Union High School in Rimersburg, Pennsylvania. Cliff enjoyed working on cars and car cruises, watching movies and loved his...
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Vernon Hagen

February 27, 1931 - December 26, 2016

Vernon E. Hagen, 85, of Stevens Point, passed away on December 26th at Atrium Post Acute Care Center in Stevens Point. A memorial service will be held at St. Paul Lutheran Church, 1919 Wyatt Ave., Stevens Point, at 11:00 am. on Friday, December 30th. Visitation will be at the church on Friday from 10:00 a.m. until the start of the service. Condolences may be offered online at www...
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Lillian Sliva

August 20, 1929 - December 20, 2016

Lillian F. Sliva, 87, of Nekoosa, formerly of Stevens Point, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, Dec. 20, 2016, at Ministry St. Joseph's Hospital in Marshfield. She was born on Aug. 20, 1929, in Milwaukee, to Stevens Point natives Edwin and Frances (Meronk) Pehoski, and was a 1947 graduate of P.J. Jacobs High School in Stevens Point. On Aug. 8, 1950, she was married to Frank "Fritz" Sliva at St...
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Margaret Higgins

November 25, 1950 - December 2, 2016

Margaret Ann Higgins, 66, of Nekoosa, is on a new journey and re-united with the love of her life on Dec. 2, 2016. She was born on Nov. 25, 1950, in Stevens Point, to the late John and Agnes (Betro) Rutta, and was a 1969 graduate of P.J. Jacobs High School. On Oct. 14, 1972, she was married to Gary L. Higgins at St. Peter Catholic Church in Stevens Point. Gary passed away on April 2, 2005. ...
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Mary Lanke

October 31, 2015

Mary Alice "Mitzi" Lanke (Nee: Diederich), age 79, of Plover, died Saturday, Oct. 31, 2015, at Ministry St. Michael's Hospital. She was born on March 6, 1936, in Bloomer, Wisconsin, to the late J. Charles and Alice F. (Yost) Diederich and was a graduate of McDonald High School in Chippewa Falls. Her marriage to Allen Lanke took place on Oct. 24, 1959, at St. Ann's Catholic Church in Milwaukee...
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Karen Mitchell

September 26, 2015

Karen Patricia Mitchell, 64, of Plover, died Saturday, September 26, 2015, at Ministry Saint Joesph's Hospital in Marshfield, Wisconsin. She was born on March 8th, 1951, in Detroit, Michigan, to the late Olga and Joseph Lyne (Lysczyk). On May 14, 1977, she married her loving husband, James E. Mitchell, at Precious Blood Catholic Church in Stephenson, Michigan.  Karen...
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Jerome Buza

August 9, 2015

Jerome "Joe" Buza, 87, Plover, passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family on Sunday, August 9th, 2015, at Whispering Pines assisted living center in Plover. Joe was born on his family farm in Arnott, Wisconsin, on December 31st, 1927, to the late Mary (Adamski) & Leo Buza. He attended school through eighth grade at the Prairie School in Arnott. He was united in marriage to Marion...
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Tanner Simonis

June 15, 2015

Tanner B. Simonis, 12, of Custer, died Monday, June 15, 2015, as the result of an ATV accident. He was born on Aug. 1, 2002, in Stevens Point, to Jeremy and Elizabeth (Higgins-Kizewski) Simonis and had just completed 6th grade at Sacred Heart School. He would have been entering 7th grade at P.J. Jacobs Junior High School this fall. His interests included fishing, hunting, the outdoors,...
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Joseph Omernik

January 10, 2015

Joseph A. Omernik, 90, of Whiting, died Saturday morning, Jan. 10, 2015, at Mount View Care Center in Wausau. He was born on Oct. 16, 1924, in the Marathon County town of Franzen, to the late Joseph Sr. and Theodora (Rogalla) Omernik. Joe served in the U.S. Army during World War II in the 87th Armored Field Artillery Battalion. He entered the service on May 25, 1943, and he was honorably...
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Elizabeth Pawelski

June 30, 1928 - December 31, 2014

Elizabeth "Betty" Pawelski, 86, of Stevens Point, died peacefully December 31, 2014, at North Crest Assisted Living in Stevens Point. Elizabeth was born June 30, 1928, in the Town of Guenther, the second oldest of fifteen children of the late Joseph and Anna (Gburek) Rucinski. On October 2, 1948, Elizabeth married the love of her life, Carl Pawelski, at St. Casimir's Catholic Church in the...
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James Rutta

May 1, 1960 - December 30, 2014

James C. Rutta, 54, formerly of Plover, died Tuesday, Dec. 30, 2014, at the Portage County Health Care Center in Stevens Point. He was born on May 1, 1960, in Stevens Point, to the late Casimer and Martha (Ostrowski) Rutta, and had been employed in food service at Sentry Insurance. Survivors include his sister, Nancy Calkins of Reeseville; nephew, Charles Calkins, Jr. of Eau Claire; niece,...
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John Wayer

December 9, 1933 - November 28, 2014

John J. Wayer, Jr., 80, of Stevens Point, died peacefully in his sleep on Friday morning, Nov. 28, 2014, at Maple Ridge Memory Care in Plover. He was born on Dec. 9, 1933, in Stevens Point, to the late John and Martha (Dudzik) Wayer. He attended St. Peter Grade School and was a graduate of P.J. Jacobs High School. John served in the U.S. Navy from 1952-1956. On July 13, 1957, his marriage...
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Carol Wanserski

December 5, 1943 - November 6, 2014

Carol A. Wanserski, 70, of Stevens Point, died Thursday, Nov. 6, 2014, at the Portage County Health Care Center. She was born on Dec. 5, 1943, in Stevens Point, to the late Ernest and Evelyn (Konopacki) Prodjeski and was 1961 graduate of Maria High School. On June 1, 1963, her marriage to Robert Wanserski took place at St. Stephen Catholic Church in Stevens Point. Robert died on Dec. 11, 2002....
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Richard "Dick" Ziaya

November 1, 1946 - August 19, 2014

Richard "Dick" Ziaya age, 67 of Stevens Point died Tuesday August 19, 2014, at home under the care of Ministry Home Care Hospice Services and surround by family. Funeral Service will take place on Friday August 22, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. at the Pisarski Community Funeral Home and Cremation Center 2911 Plover Road Plover with hospice Chaplin JoAnn Chase officiating, full military honors will...
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Margaret Czerwinski

February 10, 1919 - August 15, 2014

Margaret M. Czerwinski, 95, of Stevens Point, died Friday morning, Aug. 15, 2014, at the Stevens Point Care Center. She was born on Feb. 10, 1919, in Stevens Point, to the late Joseph and Magdaline (Bukowski) Stachowiak. She was married to Thomas Czerwinski on June 30, 1937, at St. Peter Catholic Church. Thomas died on March 5, 1979. Margaret had worked in housekeeping at both the Whiting...
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Patrick Iwanski

March 17, 1929 - July 9, 2014

A kind, gentle soul has found his way home. Patrick A. "Pat" Iwanski, 85, of Plover, passed away suddenly on Wednesday, July 9, 2014, at Ministry St. Michael's Hospital. He was born on March 17, 1929, in Amherst, to the late Frank and Mary (Trzebiatowski) Iwanski. He married Eleanor Literski on February 18, 1950, and they had 64 wonderful years together. After marrying, Pat worked for Rundle...
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Gerald Buege

June 24, 2014

Gerald F. Buege, 76, of Plover, died late Tuesday evening, June 24, 2014, at St. Joseph's Hospital in Marshfield surrounded by his family. Jerry was born December 4, 1937, in Waukesha. He was the son of the late Gustave and Leona (Dowty) Buege. His father was killed six months before he was born. He lived with his grandparents from 1941 to 1942 in Portage County. Gerald lived with his mother...
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Susan Theresa Zelhofer

April 24, 1957 - June 1, 2014

Susan Theresa Zelhofer of Stevens Point died peacefully early Sunday morning June 1, 2014 at her home from a battle of multiple forms of cancer. Susan was born in Chippewa Falls, April 24, 1957, the daughter of Patricia McNamara and the late Patrick McNamara. Sue loved music. In her early years she was a Mass choir director for Pacelli High School, the youth choir director for St Stephens...
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Thomas Tom Konopacki

November 13, 1951 - May 25, 2014

Thomas "Tom" J. Konopacki Age, 62 of Medford, died unexpectedly on Sunday May 25, 2014, at Ministry St. Michael's Hospital. Tom was born on November 13, 1951 in Stevens Point to Lucille (Koback) Konopacki and the late Alois Konopacki. He attended local schools graduating from P.J. Jacobs High School in 1971. He was married to Patsy Hebblewhite the couple later divorced. Tom worked at...
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Genevieve Jelinski

January 1, 1925 - April 16, 2014

Genevieve D. Jelinski 89 of Custer, died Wednesday April 16, 2014, at North Crest Assisted Living in Stevens Point. Genevieve was born on January 1, 1925, in Amherst Junction. She was the daughter of the late John and Alvina (Shulfer) Dombrowski. She attended local schools in the town of New Hope. Her marriage to Frank Jelinski took place on October 20, 1945, at Sacred Heart Catholic...
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Christine M. August

June 8, 1962 - March 29, 2014

Christine M. August Age, 51, of Plover died peacefully at home after a long illness on Saturday March 29, 2014. She was born on June 8, 1962, in Grand Rapids Michigan. Christine is survived by her loving husband, Karl T. August (a.k.a. Karl Trzebiatowski) also by her two daughters, Kelsey Giles of Minneapolis Minnesota and Emily Giles of Green Bay. She has a sister Mary (Mike) Foley of...
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Russell May

December 14, 1920 - January 16, 2014

Russell was born on December 14, 1920 and passed away on January 16, 2014. Russell was a resident of Stevens Point. Russell N. May Age 93, of Stevens Point, passed away on Thursday January 16, 2014, at the Portage County Health Care Center. Russell was born on December 14, 1920, in Sturgeon Bay, to the late Peter & Goldie (Nelson) May. He grew up in Sturgeon Bay and graduated from Sturgeon Bay...
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Zachary Wanta

January 7, 2014

Zachary D. Wanta, 24, of Wisconsin Rapids, died Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2014, at home. He was born on Oct. 30, 1989, in Stevens Point, and graduated from Lincoln High School in Wisconsin Rapids. Zachary was a big NASCAR fan and enjoyed going to races. He enjoyed music, socializing, and loved all his friends, teachers and animals, especially Lily and Sophie. Survivors include his mother, Rita ...
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Victoria Vicky Biadasz

December 17, 1922 - January 3, 2014

Victoria was born on December 17, 1922 and passed away on January 3, 2014. Victoria was a resident of Amherst. Victoria "Vicky" E. Biadasz 91, of Amherst, died Friday January 3, 2014, at the House of the Dove in Marshfield after a courageous battle with pancreatic cancer. She was under the care of Ministry Home Care Hospice. Victoria was born on December 17, 1922, in Stevens Point. ...
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Harlan Glodowski

November 16, 1938 - December 31, 2013

Harlan was born on November 16, 1938 and passed away on December 31, 2013. Harlan was a resident of Custer. Harlan E. Glodowski 75 of Custer, died Tuesday December 31, 2013, at his home surrounded by his loving family while under the care of Aspirus Comfort Care & Home Hospice. Harlan was born on November 16, 1938, in Stevens Point. He was the son of the late Edmund and Johanna (Pezewski)...
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Walter A. Zelewski

March 22, 1930 - December 13, 2013

Walter was born on March 22, 1930, and passed away on December 13, 2013. Walter was a resident of Plover. Walter A. Zelewski 83, of Plover, died Friday December 13, 2013, at Ministry St. Michael's Hospital. Walter was born on March 22, 1930, in Stevens Point. He was the son of the late Frank & Ida (Karasinski) Zelewski. He attended local schools and graduated from P.J. Jacobs High School. ...
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Mary Ann Brown

January 31, 1930 - December 4, 2013

Mary Ann Brown was born on January 31, 1930 and passed away on December 4, 2013. Mary Ann was a resident of Plover. Of Plover died early Wednesday morning, December 4, 2013 at Ministry-St. Joseph's Hospital in Marshfield. Age 84 Mary Ann was born January 31, 1930 in Marathon County. She was the daughter of the late Alois and Minnie (Skierka) Zoromski. She attended local schools in Stevens...
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Dorothy Frances (Stanosz) Gleason

October 17, 2013

Dorothy Frances Gleason (Nee Stanosz), loving mother of Barbara (Tom) Mihm and Donna (Matt) Zacher passed into to her next and eternal life on October 17, 2013. She lived 89 gracious years filled with love and happiness, frequently surrounded by family and friends. Dorothy was preceded in death by Robert, her husband of 55 years; her son-in-law, Matt; and her brother, Donnie Stanosz. Survived by...
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Elliott Diamond Shaw

April 28, 2012 - September 25, 2013

Elliot Diamond Shaw, age 17 months, passed away early Wednesday morning, Sept. 25, 2013, at the Children's Pediatric Unit of St. Joseph's Hospital in Marshfield. He was born on April 28, 2012, in Stevens Point, to Breanna Glodowski and Michael Shaw and enjoyed giraffes, lights and music, and his dog, Milo. In addition to his parents, survivors include his grandparents, Angela (fiancée...
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Catherine M. Dhein

January 31, 1924 - September 8, 2013

Catherine M. Dhein 89, of Stevens Point, died Sunday September 8, 2013, at Ministry St. Michael's Hospital. Catherine was born on January 31, 1924 in Stevens Point. She was the daughter of the late Joseph & Helen (Maciejewski) Bombera. Catherine was a member of the first graduating class from P. J. Jacobs High School. Her marriage to Leonard Dhein took place on October 30, 1943, in...
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Ronald R. Krayecki

August 4, 2013

Ronald R. Krayecki 72, of Plover, died Sunday August 4, 2013 at St. Clare's Hospital, Weston. Ronald was born on June 5, 1941 in Stevens Point. He was the son of the late Daniel and Anna (Hoppa) Krayecki. He attended local schools. His marriage to Elaine Wallock took place on June 8, 1962 in Waupaca. Ronald worked for Consolidated Papers Wisconsin River division for 36 years retiring on...
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Walter F. Beadle

April 2, 1936 - July 26, 2013

Walter F. Beadle, 77, of the town of Plover, died Friday, July 26, 2013, at Ministry St. Michael's Hospital. He was born on April 2, 1936, in Stevens Point, to Jennie (Rogers) Beadle and the late Walter Beadle. On May 4, 1991, his marriage to Lucy Jurgella took place at St. Paul's Methodist Church in Stevens Point. Walter was retired from Engle Construction of Waupaca, where he worked as...
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Tyler E. Dobbertin

January 8, 1994 - May 22, 2013

Tyler E. Dobbertin, 19, of Westfield, formerly of Plover, was taken to be with the Lord on Wednesday, May 22, 2013, and is now at peace. He was born on Jan. 8, 1994, in Stevens Point to Troy and Yvonne Olivares-Dobbertin and loved hunting with his grandpa, spending time with his cousins, riding his four-wheeler, the outdoors, and especially his dog and best friend, Rissa. He also cherished...
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Joseph Jon Miller

August 17, 2000 - May 21, 2013

Joseph Jon Miller, 12, passed away unexpectedly May 21, 2013. Joey was born Aug 17, 2000 in Menominee Falls, Wisconsin. He lived in Stevens Point and attended St. Peters middle school. Joey was a wonderful son, brother, and friend. He loved fishing and the outdoors. He also enjoyed paintball, track, basketball, and football. He was always very happy, smiling, and enjoyed being with his...
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Hilde Woehr

August 9, 1940 - April 29, 2013

Hilde Woehr age 73, of Stevens Point died Monday April 29, 2013 at her home following a lengthy illness. Survivors include her husband Robert, 1 daughter Barbara Evans of Morristown, TN, 2 sons Robert Woehr Jr. of Minneapolis, MN & William Woehr of Stevens Point, 2 grandsons, 2 great grandsons.
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Eleanor Manti

March 13, 1925 - April 28, 2013

Eleanor Manti, 88, of Plover, died peacefully at home on April 28, 2013. Loving wife of 66 years to Robert Manti. Eleanor is survived by her six children: Peter, Phillip, Honore Dowell, Jennifer Valenti, Mary (Paul) Murphy and Francesca.
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Betty Jane Litzau

August 22, 1923 - April 27, 2013

Betty Jane Litzau 89, of Plover, died Saturday April 27, 2013 at Maple Ridge Assisted Living in Plover. She is survived by her husband, Robert F. Litzau of Plover. Sons; Robert W. (Annie Salmona) Litzau of Milwaukee and Jack (Marikay) Litzau of St. Paul Minnesota and seven grandchildren.
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Susan Mary Rutta

January 25, 1947 - April 25, 2013

Susan passed away April 25, 2013. She is survived by Ralph Rutta, her husband of 42 years Private family services will be held at a later date.
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John Anthony Yenter, Jr.

July 27, 1926 - April 24, 2013

John Anthony Yenter Jr. passed away peacefully at University of Wisconsin Hospital in Madison on April 24, 2013, surrounded by his family at his side. John is survived by his wife, Gladys three daughters and four sons; 22 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren.
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Dorothy R. Schultz

September 4, 1923 - April 20, 2013

Dorothy R. Schultz, 89 of Stevens Point died late Saturday evening, April 20, 2013 at her home surrounded by her loving family. Survivors include five sons, three daughters and eight grandchildren.
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