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Gollner, John  
Gollner, John A. John A. Gollner, age 87, was called by God to join Helen in heaven on November 21, 2014. He was born August 1, 1927 to Herbert and Agnes Gollner in Menasha, WI. He attended St. Mary's Catholic School, and upon graduation proudly served his country during WWII. Upon returning home John attended Milwaukee School of Business, later joining his father in running Herb's Food Town. On May 30, 1955 John married Helen Hardt. Together they built a home and filled it with five children, family and friends. The "boathouse" was a gathering place for many events and will be remembered with special stories by many. John was an active man who enjoyed staying busy. He volunteered with Theda Clark, Boy Scouts, sang in the church choir, and was a member of the "Y-Nots". He was also a member of both the Knights of Columbus and the American Legion for over 50 years. Surviving John are his five children: Marie (Ken) Osterero, Kathy (James) Rew, Paul (Patti Brinkman) Gollner, Sheboygan, James (Rebecca) Gollner, Kentucky, and Ann Gollner (Doug Laurent). He is also survived by 9 grandchildren, 9 great-grandchildren, and one sister Patty (Richard) Pachota. He was preceded in death by his wife Helen, his parents, his sister Rita Quinn, his granddaughter Andrea Gollner, and his great granddaughter Aspen Krzyzak. Funeral Services will be Saturday, November 29th at 11:30 a.m. at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Menasha. Friends may call from 9:00 a.m. until the time of service.
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Published in Sheboygan Press on Nov. 27, 2014

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Bosnich, Jayne  
Bosnich, Jayne (Siebeling) Jayne Bosnich, 73, passed away on Friday, November 7, 2014, in Canberra, Australia where she had resided since 2006. She was born in Sheboygan on November 19, 1940, to the late Harold and Helen (Ramaker) Siebeling. Jayne was a 1959 graduate of Kohler High School and attended Prospect Hall and the College of DuPage. She lived the majority of her adult life in Chicago where she married Dr. Brice Bosnich, an Australian native, on September 19, 1992. Before her marriage Jayne worked as a flight attendant for TWA, as a telephone operator for the Kohler Co., in retail sales and in computer software sales. After her marriage she did volunteer work at the University of Chicago and traveled extensively throughout the world with Brice as he gave lectures at various international Universities. In addition to her husband, Jayne is survived by her daughter Kristi Stout of Naperville, IL; her sister and brother-in-law Lynn and Dr. David Newton of Opelika, AL; special relatives Mary Ellen Myers of Crystal Lake and Joan (Siebeling) Otten of Baton Rogue, LA and her beloved basset hound, Nicole. She is further survived by four nieces and two nephews as well as seven grand nieces and nephews. Preceding her in death were her parents and her brother, Dr. Ronald Siebeling. Cremation has taken place and Jayne's ashes will be buried next to her parents in Kohler's Woodlawn Cemetery at a later date. Family and friends will be invited to attend the services when a date and the specifics are finalized.
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Published in Sheboygan Press on Nov. 26, 2014
Bubb, Jo Ann  
Jo Ann Bubb Jo Ann Bubb, age 82, of Sheboygan passed away Sunday November 23, 2014 on her 82nd birthday. Jo Ann was born in Sheboygan to the late Erwin and Gertrude (Pauly) Bubb. She attended Holy Name grade school and graduated from North High School in 1950. Jo Ann worked at Kresge's and Trilling Hardware. She is survived by her cousin Jim Verhagen of Sheboygan. Family and friends may call at Holy Name of Jesus Catholic Church, 818 Huron Ave. Sheboygan on Friday from 9-10 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 10 a.m. Friday at the church. Burial to follow in Calvary Cemetery.
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Grover, R. Bruce  
R. Bruce Grover, 79, of Kohler, passed away on Sunday, November 23, 2014, at his home. Bruce was born on May 22, 1935, in East Orange, New Jersey, son of Reginald Bruce Sr. and Anna (Snyder) Grover. He was a 1953 graduate of Montclair Academy and received his degree in engineering from MIT in 1957. On November 6, 1960 he married Carol Cavanagh in Bloomfield, NJ. Bruce began his career in plastics research at Celanese Corporation in NJ from 1957 until 1960. He was then employed with Nixon Baldwin Chemical Co. in optical strip manufacturing from 1960 until 1963 and GAF Corporation in NY in floor tile research from 1963 until 1966. Bruce became the Plant Manager with GAF Corporation in Illinois from 1966 until 1970. He then began his career with VPI, LLC, as Vice President of Manufacturing, ultimately becoming Chairman and CEO until his retirement in 2004. Bruce was a member of the Society of the Plastics Industry, where he served as chairman of the Sheet Producers Division and the Statistics Committee. He served as a member of the advisory boards for US Bank - Sheboygan and Kaytee Products in Chilton, and was a member of the board of directors of Fresh Brands. In 1991, Bruce was awarded the Wisconsin Small Business Person of the Year and in 1997 he was awarded the Kiwanis Citizen of the Year Award. He was the recipient of the Jack Barney Award (Society of Plastics Engineers) in 1998. Bruce was honored with the Sheboygan Rotary Club Good Citizen Award in 2006 and became a member of the Wisconsin Business Hall of Fame in 2007. He was named among the Sheboygan Press' 100 People Who Shaped Sheboygan County. Bruce was founder of the Sheboygan Astronomical Society, past member and chief negotiator of the Kohler School Board, past president of the Sheboygan Country Club. He was a member of the Sheboygan Economic Club, an advocate of the University of Wisconsin, and chairman of the Sheboygan Development Corporation. Bruce served on the advisory board for the Boys & Girls Club, an advisor of the Above & Beyond Children's Museum, and on the board of directors of Meals on Wheels. He founded the Grover Family Foundation, which enabled him to continue his philanthropy in the community which he loved. Bruce was a collector of rare books and made a generous book donation to the UW Madison Special Collection in 2012. He enjoyed traveling and was proud of the fact that he had visited six of the seven continents. He was an accomplished photographer; his art was displayed at the Plymouth Art Center and filled the walls of his home. Bruce took great pleasure in the adventure of geocaching. With Carol, his wife, they found over 1000 caches around the world. Bruce is survived by his wife of 54 years, Carol; his two daughters, Deborah (John) Wente of Sheboygan and Karen (Hugh) Scott of Glenview, IL; his son, Robert (Sara) Grover of Naperville, IL; and seven grandchildren, Kristin and Samantha Wente, Sydney, Caroline, and Ava Scott, and Jonah and Nate Grover. Even with his many business successes, Bruce was most proud of his family. A Memorial Mass to celebrate Bruce's life will be held at 12:00 pm on Saturday, November 29, 2014, at St. John Evangelist Catholic Church in Kohler with Rev. Dick Cerpich officiating. Inurnment will take place at Woodland Cemetery in Kohler. Relatives and friends may call at the church on Saturday from 9:00 am until the time of the service at 12:00 pm. In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund has been established in Bruce's name for Meals on Wheels and PSC Partners Seeking a Cure. For online condolences and additional information please visit www.wenigfuneralhome.com A Life Well Lived Longevity Good Health Happy Marriage Successful Children Wonderful In-laws Loving Grandchildren Good Friends Accomplished Career Financial Stability Philanthropic Chance to Travel
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Kartheiser, Oliver  
Kartheiser, Oliver M. Oliver "Ollie" Kartheiser of E Monroe Street, Port Washington died November 22, 2014 at Columbia St. Mary's Hospital - Ozaukee in Mequon, Wisconsin. He was born June 9, 1926 to John and Julia Thill Kartheiser in Lake Church, Wisconsin. He grew up in Lake Church and graduated from Port Washington High School. He started working in construction and then as an electrician. He married Virginia "Ginny" Millen of Milwaukee on November 8, 1947 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Milwaukee. In the early 1950's he built his house in Port Washington. In the early 1960's he worked in Pennsylvania for a few years and then returned to Port Washington. Over the years he held various positions at Cleaver Brooks in Milwaukee, Scot Pump in Cedarburg and Trak Industries in Port Washington. After retiring he managed the SuperWash Car Wash in Port Washington. Ollie worked continually throughout his life. After a fall where he broke his hip and was healing, his doctor said "I never thought I'd tell an 86 year old man to go back to work." Ollie and Ginny liked spending time at their cottage on Spring Lake near Wautoma and joined a snowmobile club. They also owned and showed their collector cars, mainly Oldsmobiles throughout the area. They enjoyed taking trips and over the years had been to almost every casino in Wisconsin, Michigan, Illinois, Iowa and Mississippi. Ginny preceded Ollie in death March 18, 2007. Ollie will be remembered as a Class A Handy Man, building and repairing just about anything. He was also an avid hunter and boater in his younger days. These last years, his best friend was the neighbor's pit bull, Dulcie. They shared KFC every day together. He is survived by his son, James (Nancy) Kartheiser of Germantown; and brother; John (Audrey) Kartheiser of The Villages, FL. Further survived by brother-in-law; George (Janet) Millen of Tillatoba, MS; sisters-in-law, Julie (the late Eugene) Schoessow of New Berlin; and Alice Green of Goldsboro, NC; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. He is preceded in death by his wife, Ginny and son, Oliver, Jr. The Reverend Patrick Wendt will officiate memorial services 6 p.m. Friday, November 28, 2014, at the Poole Funeral Home, 203 N Wisconsin Street, Port Washington, WI. Visitation 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Interment St. Mary's Cemetery, Port Washington, Wisconsin. Memorials appreciated. Poole Funeral Home, Port Washington www.poolefh.com or 262/284-4431.
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Kroll, Sharon  
Kroll, Sharon R. Mrs. Sharon Kroll, of Cedar Grove, passed away Sunday morning, November 23, 2014 at Pine Haven Christian Home in Sheboygan Falls after a battle with pancreatic cancer. She was 60 years old. Sharon was born December 18, 1953 in Milwaukee, the daughter of Arthur and Ruth Zweigler Betzhold. She graduated from Port Washington High School. On October 16, 1976, she was united in marriage with Donald Kroll at St. Peters United Church of Christ in Saukville. Sharon was a longtime member of St. Mark Lutheran Church in Belgium, where she was a Sunday school teacher and volunteered with various activities. She enjoyed playing Bingo, reading, playing on her computer, shopping, auctions, going to rummage sales, and spending time with her family. Sharon is survived by her husband Don and their two children: Angela Kroll of Sheboygan and Jason (Tiffany) Kroll of Kiel. She is further survived by 7 grandchildren: Cody, Austin, Ashley, Summer, Brianna, Kyleigh and Carter, 3 brothers: Daniel and Terry Betzhold, both of OR and Art Betzhold of West Allis, 3 sisters: Donna McIntosh of AZ, Joyce (Brian) Woltring of Port Washington and Judith Betzhold of Shawano, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. A Memorial Service will be held at 4PM on Saturday, Nov. 29 at Eernisse Funeral Home, 171 N. Royal Ave. in Belgium. The family will receive visitors at the funeral home on Saturday from 2-4PM. The Eernisse Funeral Home, Belgium is honored to be assisting the family with arrangements. Online condolences may be left at www.eernissefuneralhome.com In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to Lustgarten Foundation (for pancreatic cancer research) or St. Mark Lutheran Church.
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Lipscomb, Gerald A.  
Lipscomb, Gerald A. Gerald Anthony Lipscomb, age 79 of Westby and formerly of Plymouth, WI, died on Sunday, November 2, 2014. He was born on July 20, 1935, in Milwaukee to Ralph and Hortense (Kasprzak) Lipscomb. On June 25, 1960, he was united in marriage to Rosemary Stadler in Milwaukee. Gerald was an electrician and enjoyed scuba diving and sky diving as well as hiking canoeing and woodworking. He was also interested: guitar, harmonica and bagpipes and he hand-made Native American Flutes which he sold at art fairs. He played with the Milwaukee Highlanders Pipe and Drum. Gerald was an amateur radio operator with the Civil Defense. As an electrician, he maintained and repaired the lasers at Woodcut Engraving in New Holstein. In addition to his wife, Rosemary, he is survived by three children, Michael (Elise) Lipscomb of West Allis; Christopher Lipscomb of Milwaukee; and Karen (James) Morrill of Westby; three grandchildren, Killian Morrill, Joshua Conter and Angelique Koszuta; one sister, Barbara (Harry) Warnock of Cascade; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents. A memorial service will be held at a later date in Plymouth, Wisconsin. Online condolences may be offered at www.VossFH.com The Vosseteig Funeral Home of Westby is serving the family.
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Meunier, Carlene  
Carlene Meunier, 58, Sheboygan Falls, died 11-24-2014. Arrangements: Wenig Funeral Home.
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Miller, Elroy  
Elroy Lincoln Miller Elroy Lincoln Miller, age 82, of Sheboygan passed away Tuesday afternoon November 18, 2014 at the Sharon S. Richardson Community Hospice, where he spent his final few peaceful days surrounded by his loved ones. Elroy was born Feb. 12, 1932 in Batavia to the late Franklin and Esther (Bartelt) Miller. Elroy attended elementary school in Batavia and was a graduate of Plymouth High School in 1950. On August 31, 1957 he was united in marriage to his wife of 57 years Marilyn (Guthmiller). He proudly served his country in the US Air Force during the Korean Conflict as a Staff Sgt. and air traffic controller based in Buloxi MS. Elroy was a member, and former officer of American Legion Post #83. After his military service, Elroy graduated from Lakeland College with a Bachelor's of Science degree. Elroy earned his Master's Degree from Marquette University in 1966. Elroy also attended South Dakota State College, University of Wisconsin - Oshkosh, and University of New Hampshire. Elroy was an educator in the Sheboygan Area School District teaching at Central High School from 1958 - 1960, Farnsworth from 1960 - 1969, Horace Mann from the first day it opened in 1969 until his retirement in 1991. He was the play director there for many years. Elroy enjoyed his years working part time at Habermann Funeral Home, where he was able to use his caring personality to help families in their time of need. He was a member of Fountain Park Methodist Church, and a long-time member of the choir, as well as other committees. Elroy was a Project Leader for the Four-Leaf Clovers 4-H club and was especially active in conservation activities such as planting trees, tapping maple trees in the spring and raising pheasants on the Miller homestead in Batavia. Elroy was involved in his families lives, he enjoyed coaching his son Ken's little league baseball team and setting aside time to be with his grandchildren every week, attending many concerts, games and performances. In Elroy's retirement he enjoyed crafting and doing daily crossword puzzles. He also worked very hard to maintain family tree documentation for the Miller and Bartelt families, and created a computerized version to preserve it for generations to come. Survivors include his loving wife Marilyn; children Karen (Verne) Heidenreiter of Sheboygan Falls, Karl (Joan) Miller, Ken (Tammy) Miller both of Sheboygan; seven grandchildren Branden (Jessica) Bacon, Heather Bacon, Evan (Stef) Miller, Kaitlyn, Courtney, Sarah and Matthew Miller; two step grandchildren Crystal (Andrew) Bruggink and Victoria (Robert) Gardner; one great-grandchild Oliver Miller, four step great-grandchildren Kiara, Wyatt, Kayden and MaKayla. Elroy was preceded in death by his parents, three brothers Orville, Deward and Allan and a sister Joyce Krieman. Family and friends may call at the Fountain Park United Methodist Church, 828 Erie Avenue, Sheboygan on Saturday, November 29, 2014 from 9-11 a.m. Memorial service will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, November 29, 2014 at the church with Rev. Warren Waddell officiating. Military honors will be accorded following the service by VFW Post #9156. Burial will take place in the Zion United Methodist Church Cemetery in Batavia. A memorial fund has been established in Elroy's name for Fountain Park United Methodist Church. Online condolences may be expressed at www.reinboldfh.com The Miller family wishes to extend a special thank you to the caring people at DaVita, as well as the Sharon S. Richardson Community Hospice and to Dr. Michael Brooks and Physician's Assistant Linda Doeckel.
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Published in Sheboygan Press from Nov. 21 to Nov. 26, 2014
Obermeyer, Gail  
Obermeyer, Gail Gail Obermeyer, age 83 of Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin died Monday, November 24, 2014 at the Columbia County Health Care Center in Wyocena, Wisconsin. Funeral services will be held Friday, November 28, 2014 at 12:30 P.M. at the Picha Funeral Home in Lake Delton, Wisconsin with Chaplain Nancy Davis officiating. Burial will be at Spring Grove Cemetery in Wisconsin Dells. Visitation will be held at the Picha Funeral Home in Lake Delton on Friday from 11:30 a.m. until the time of service at 12:30 p.m. Gail was born on August 11, 1931 in Sheboygan, Wisconsin, a daughter of the late Arthur John and Gertrude (Daniels) Kolste. She graduated from Sheboygan North High School in 1950. On Sept. 17, 1960 she and Richard Obermeyer of Milwaukee were united in Marriage at the First Baptist Church at 521 Ontario Avenue in Sheboygan. A rich family history in the Wisconsin Dells drew them to open the Historic Bennett House Bed and Breakfast in 1988 for the next 20 years. Gail is survived by her husband, Richard of 54 years; son, Mark and his wife Stacey; grandchildren, Jared and Noah Obermeyer. Gail was fond of her nieces and nephews, Ann (Kolste) Sommermeyer and Steven J. Kolste, Robin Stahl and Jackie Stahl, Lorie (Steffen) Sharpe, Judie Ann (Kolste) Flom and Mary Joy (Kolste) Kattner, Patricia (Dewey) Hientz and Allen C. Dewey, Jr. She is preceded in death by her brothers and sisters, Mabel Kolste, Fulton Kolste, Arthur Kolste, Lester Kolste, Carol Kolste, Elizabeth (Betty) Kolste, and John J. Kolste. For On-Line condolences and information, go to www.pichafuneralhome.com .
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