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Wheaton, Wesley  
Wesley Wheaton, 87, Hilbert, died 11-14-2014. Arrangements: Wieting Family Funeral Home.
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Published in Oshkosh Northwestern on Nov. 16, 2014
Wielgosh, Josephine  
Wielgosh, Josephine "Joey" Josephine "Joey" Wielgosh, age 89, of Markesan, formerly of Princeton, passed away on Monday, November 17, 2014, at the Markesan Resident Home. She was born on October 9, 1925, in Princeton, a daughter of John and Cecelia (Kurowski) Rozek. Joey married Norbert S. Wielgosh on August 27, 1946, at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Princeton. Shortly after their marriage, Joey and Norbert became tavern owners of The Place in Princeton. Eventually the name of the tavern was changed to the Western House, as it is still named today. Joey loved her family and had a love for all animals, especially her cats. She had a great sense of humor. Cooking, gardening and collecting cookbooks were some of her favorite hobbies. Joey had a beautiful singing voice and once auditioned to be the Champagne Lady on the Lawrence Welk Show. She was a member of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church and for over 60 years sang in the church choir. She was Princeton's first Drum Majorette. Josephine is survived by her 3 children, Penny (Paul) LeRoy of Madison, Patrick (Kay) Wielgosh of Greendale, Elizabeth (Terry) Gosch of Wauwatosa; 9 grandchildren, Craig, Chris, Casey, Patrick, Jeremy, Nicole, Kendall, Megan, Erin; 9 great grandchildren, Blake, Kate, Tyler, Ben, Sam, Brady, Claire, Gabriel, Patrick. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, Norbert on December 1, 2011; brother, Harry; 2 sisters, Geno and Leone. A visitation will take place on Thursday, November 20, from 5:00-8:00 p.m., with a Rosary Service lead by Father Philip Krogman at 7:30 p.m., at the Wachholz and Sons Funeral Home, 303 W. Harvard St., in Princeton. A Mass of Christian Burial for Josephine Wielgosh will be held on Friday, November 21, at 11:00 a.m., with visitation one hour prior to the service, at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, 1211 W. Main St., in Princeton. Father Dale Grubba will be officiating. Burial will follow the service at St. John's Catholic Cemetery in Princeton. Please visit our website www.wachholzandsons.com to send private condolences to the family.
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Published in Oshkosh Northwestern on Nov. 20, 2014
Wrasse, Mary Klieforth  
Wrasse, Mary Klieforth Mary Klieforth Wrasse, age 79, of Oshkosh, died on November 15, 2014 at Evergreen Creekview Center after a brief illness. Mary was born June 18, 1935, the daughter of Helen and Ralph Klieforth, who preceded her in death. She has two brothers, Ralph Klieforth of Plesantville, NY and John Klieforth (Elizabeth) of Golden, CO. She has two sisters, Helen Shenefield (Eugene, deceased) and Ann Marie Luker (Leon) both of Oshkosh. Mary married William Wrasse in Oshkosh where the two of them raised six children: Thomas (Joella), Arbor Vitae, WI; John (his special friend Tracy Troudt), Tampa, FL; William (Kris), Durand, WI; Kathleen Grasley (Patrick), Oshkosh, WI; Mark (Sarah), Green Bay, WI; and Mark Sizer (Mike Howard), Denver, CO. Though this marriage ended in divorce, Mary remained friends with Bill and his wife, Fleurette. How she laughed when the three of them got together at family gatherings. Mary has 10 grandchildren whom she loved dearly. They are Tom's sons Ryan (Suzanne), Washington, D.C.; Alex (Marshalltown, IA); and Adam, Woodruff, WI; Bill's sons Jake and Ben, Durand, WI; Mark's sons Elliott and Nicholas, Green Bay, WI; and Kate's children Bill, Joe and Molly, all of Oshkosh, WI. She also had many nieces and nephews with whom she was very close. Three nephews, Larry Luker, Leon Luker Jr. and Christopher Shenefield preceded her in death. Mary was graduated from Oshkosh High School. In 1953 Mary made her debut at North Shore Country Club in Neenah. Following that she attended Edgewood College in Madison. After raising her children, Mary attended the University of Wisconsin in Oshkosh where she took several courses in social work. Through the years Mary, who had a great love of people, cared for many who were in need. Her services included serving as coordinator and manager of the 24 hour nursing and home care of Marge Ganther, a neighbor. She also started and managed the Oshkosh Diet Center and Slender Center. She was a craft teacher and exercise leader at Oshkosh Care Center and she initiated a diet program at the YMCA which she directed for 10 years. Mary held many volunteer positions including volunteering at Mercy Medical Center and Visiting Nurse Assn., serving as PTA president at Lakeside School, and volunteering for Cub Scouts, Blue Birds, Place 2 B, International Club, Special Olympics, Friendly Town, Hospice Program, Park View volunteer for 17 years, and a Better Chance sponsor. If ever anyone needed help, Mary was right there to do what was needed. Mary was a lifelong member of St. Peter's Parish. She belonged to the Ya Ya Sisters, Woman's Club, Oshkosh Yacht Club and Twentieth Century Club. Mary had many interests in addition to her great love of her children and grandchildren. She enjoyed travel, reading, classical music, and visiting with her many friends. She had a great sense of humor, a distinct laugh and loved a good joke. If something went wrong, she was able to ease the tension through laughter. Mary spent her summers in and on the lake where she spent countless hours driving the boat pulling tubers and skiers and packing picnic lunches. The family wishes to thank the staff at Aurora Dialysis Center for their loving care during the four years Mary received their service. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Wednesday, November 19, 2014 at 11:00 am in the Most Blessed Sacrament Parish, St. Peters site, 435 High Ave, The Rev Doug LaCaptain officiating. Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery. Family and friends may call at the Church Wednesday from 9am until the time of services. In lieu of flowers a memorial has been established. Fiss and Bills Poklasny Funeral Home 235-1170 fissbillspoklasny.com
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Published in Oshkosh Northwestern on Nov. 17, 2014
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