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Ellen Sconzert

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Ellen Sconzert

Oconto - Ellen Marie Sconzert, 77, passed away as she wished, in her home in Oconto surrounded by the love and care of her children on Saturday, May 12, 2018. Ellen was born on May 6, 1941 in Oconto to the late Hugh Helmer and Marie (Clausen) Lade. She married Robert Sconzert on March 19, 1960 in Green Bay. Ellen started her long career in healthcare at the age of sixteen at Oconto Memorial Hospital. She also worked at Bellin Hospital in Green Bay, and provided loving care for many years at the Riverside Nursing Home in Oconto. Bob and Ellen also owned and operated Our Place Bar for many years. Ellen loved her family and friends dearly and she cherished their many visits over these last weeks. Ellen loved to read, play solitaire and she never missed completing the daily crossword in pen. Watching Jeopardy, and Brewers baseball were among her favorite pastimes, as was following the Packers and Badgers. In her younger years, Ellen was a member of Oconto Golf Club's Ladies League in the summer, and in the winter she bowled two nights a week - with the ladies on Thursdays and Sunday night couples league with Bob. Ellen enjoyed cooking and baking and much like her mother Marie, Ellen loved to feed people. Her graciousness, quick wit and kindness will be remembered by many. Following in the footsteps of her great grandparents who emigrated from Denmark and helped to establish the Danish Lutheran Church in the region, Ellen was a life-long member of the Lutheran Church - Emmanuel Lutheran, Trinity Lutheran and First American Lutheran Church.

Ellen is survived by her children, Linda (John) Norton, Welches, OR; William "Buff" Sconzert, Oconto; Michael "Red" (Kerry) Sconzert; Abrams; granddaughter Renee Hendricks; brother David (Gloria) Helmer, Two Rivers; sister Donna Lubus, Oconto; brothers-in-law Michael Barribeau, Green Bay; Bernie (Laurie) Barribeau, Oshkosh; Cliff Allen, Abrams; sisters-in-law Carol Sconzert, Kenosha; Jane Sconzert, Oconto; aunt Alice LaViolette, Silver Lake and many nieces, nephews and cousins. Ellen was preceded in death by her husband, Robert; sister, Marney Coopman Thoune; brother Donald "Zook" Lade; brothers-in-law LeRoy Sconzert, John Sconzert, Danial "Hook" Lubus; sisters-in-law June Allen and Cora Barribeau.

The family will receive relatives and friends at the First American Lutheran Church, Oconto, from 1 to 4 PM on Saturday, May 19th. Memorial Service will be at 4 PM with the Pastor Fred Mai officiating. Online condolences may be expressed at

We would like to thank Dr. Kumar and all of the kind folks at Prevea Clinic in Oconto; Bellin Health Oconto; and HSHS St. Clare Wound Care Center in Oconto Falls. We deeply appreciate the care and concern you provided our mother. Unity Hospice, we would have never been able to fulfill Mom's wish to remain at home without you. Every single one of you were wonderful - that said, we spent the most time with Julie, Danielle and Amy and we know all three of you already have your wings here on earth. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts. Oconto Fire and Rescue and Oconto Police Department, you are our heroes and we feel deep gratitude for the gentle and kind assistance you provided our mother thus allowing her to remain at home. Brandon Tousey, you were Mom's hero and we are forever grateful for the extra five months we had with her due to your heroic efforts.

In lieu of flowers, memorials appreciated to Rainbow House, Unity Hospice, or Farnsworth Public Library.
Published in Green Bay Press-Gazette from May 17 to May 23, 2018
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