Life and death are balanced on the edge of a razor. ~Homer, Iliad
Transcribed by Cathe Ziereis & Editor Jim Glasheen
Mrs. LaRock Rites Set for Wednesday
Funeral services for Mrs. Aloysius LeRock, 33, of Keshena, will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday at St. Michael’s Church in Keshena. Mrs. LaRock died Sat. evening, Jan 13, from injuries suffered in an auto accident. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
Rosary will be recited at 9 p.m. tonight.
Gresham Woman Dies in Fire
Mrs. Edna Puls, a resident of Gresham for the past 4 years, apparently suffocated about noon Monday, Jan 15 in the bedroom of her smoke-filled apartment on the southeast side of the village.
Gresham firemen responded to a call about 11:45 a.m. Monday to the Martha Hoffman home and found the bed aflame in Mrs. Puls apartment. Fire Chief Mike Fischer said it is believed that she fell asleep or took ill while smoking a cigarette. The fire was quickly extinguished with some smoke and water damage. She was 53.
The Muehl Funeral Home of Seymour is in charge of arrangements.
She is the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Rudolph Fuss and was born at Nichols on Aug 2, 1908. Survivors include 2 brothers, Melvin Fuss of Shiocton and Elmer Fuss of Nichols.
Sheriff Carl Krueger and Deputy Corner Louis Hoeffs investigated.
J. A. Grosskopf Suffers Heart Attack Hunting
John A Grosskopf, 64 year old resident of the Town of Morris died of a heart attack about 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov 23, while deer hunting near his home.
Undersheriff Fritz Lemhouse said Mr. Grosskopf went out in the woods about noon and was found by a party of deer hunters from Wittenberg. Deputy Coroner Louis Hoeffs attributed death to a heart attack.
He was born June 30, 1899 at Caroline and was married at Shawano on June 22, 1923 to Berdine Franklin. He was an auto mechanic by trade. They lived in Tigerton, Tilleda, Marion and Racine, moving back to the town of Morris from Racine in Jul of this year.
A veteran of World War 1, he is the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Gustav Grosskopf.
Rites will be conducted by Rev. Bents at 3 p.m. Tuesday at the Schmidt Funeral Home in Wittenberg with burial in Evergreen Cemetery in the town of Racine; a daughter Dorothy, Mrs. Herbert Pehlke of Rt. 2 Wittenberg; 5 grandchildren; 3 brothers, Fred and Herman of Bowler and Alfred of Palmyra and a sister, Mrs. Leonhardt Schoen of Caroline.
Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m.
Shawano Evening Leader
Wednesday, Feb. 19, 1964
Samuel Buckoski Killed in Auto-Truck Accident
Shawano County recorded its second Traffic fatality of 1964 at 11:30 PM Tuesday when Samuel J Buckoski of Rt. 1, Bowler, was killed instantly in a car-truck mishap along highway 29. Traffic officer Sandy Montour reported that the units collided almost head-on and a wrecker had to be used to remove the victim from his auto which was wedged underneath the truck. Montour said the crash accrued a mile southeast of Tilleda as the tractor-trailer unit owned by the Kust Trucking Company of Coleman and was driven by Joseph Kust and heading east on 29 and a 1959 model station wagon operated by Buckoski, 28, was headed west. The Schwartz wrecker pulled the units apart with Coroner Harvey Stubenvoll at the scene. Damage to the truck was estimated at $2,500, while the Buckoski car was a total loss.
He was born in the town of Seneca on June 28, 1935, son of Mr. & Mrs. Max Buckoski and lived with his mother in that township. Mr. Buckoski attended school in Tilleda and was a graduate of Bowler High School. He served in the U. S. Coast Guard from March of 1954 to march of 1957 out of Staten Island, N.Y.
Single, he was employed at FWD Corporation, Clintonville, and was a very active sportsman, enjoying hunting and fishing and was a member of the Tilleda and Leopolis baseball teams of recent years.
He was a member of Peace Lutheran Church of Tilleda, where funeral services will be held at 2:00 PM Friday. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
Survivors include a sister, Evelyn, Mrs. Harold Guttenberg, of Green Bay, and a brother, Glenn Buckoski of Green Bay, his mother of Tilleda and his fiancée Rita Kristoff of Leopolis.
Shawano Evening Leader
Saturday Noon, May 1, 1965
Rural Gresham Youth Dies Following Fiery Crash
A fiery crash at Hermansfort corners last night claimed the life of an 18 year old rural Gresham youth with another hospitalized at Shawano in serious condition.
The victim was Dwight Zeuske of Rt. 1 Gresham who became Shawano County’s 6th traffic fatality so far in 1965. The crash at the junction of County trunk U and highway 29 occurred at 9:15 PM Friday and Zeuske died 2 hours later at the Shawano Community Hospital where he was taken in the Born ambulance.
Traffic officers Chet Dahl and Sandy Montour checked the mishap. They said Zeuske was a passenger in a 1962 model car operated by Billy Gasser 19 also of Rt. 1 Gresham. Gasser was going south on county trunk U and was attempting a left turn onto highway 29. His car collided with a 1965 model vehicle operated by Carl White of Rt. 2 Clintonville who was eastbound on highway 29 at the time.
After the impact the Gasser auto was destroyed by fire with about $2,000 damage to the White vehicle. Gasser was reported in serious condition while White suffered cuts of the face, arms and legs.
Dwight Zeuske is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Zeuske of the town of Herman.
The Gaffney Funeral Home of Gresham is in charge of arrangements which are incomplete at this time.
Shawano County Leader
Monday, June 6, 1966
Harry Schreiber of Rural Shawano Hit-Run Victim
Shawano County recorded its 4th traffic fatality of 1966 Saturday night and authorities are seeking a hit-run driver who failed to stop after the mishap. The victim was 66 year old Harry Schreiber of Rt. 3, Shawano. Authorities said Schreiber was unlocking his door as he was parked along highway 29 in Thornton when he was struck by a westbound auto which was reported to be traveling at a high rate of speed. The body was found some 200 feet from the point of impact and Mr. Schreiber was pronounced dead on arrival at the Shawano Community Hospital where he was taken in the Born ambulance. Investigating the mishap were State Patrolmen James Peterson and Paul Teich and Undersheriff Carl Krueger. Mr. Schreiber was born July 26 in the town of Seneca, the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Anton Schreiber, and lived in the Shawano area most of his life where he was a logger. On April 9, 1932 he was united in marriage to Larena Bartelt. She survives along with the following children, Stella, Mrs. Edwin Flessert of Shawano; Carlien, Mrs. Roger Urban of Rt. 1, Clintonville; Audrey, Mrs. Sylvester Criscione of Rt. 1, Clintonville; Gloria, Mrs. George Urban of Neenah; Harold of Rt. 1, Marion, Ralph and Lyle of Steetsburg, Ohio and Merton of Gresham.
Also surviving are 27 grandchildren, 4 sisters, Goldie, Mrs. Ed. Weber of Shawano; Mrs. Viola Weicke of Shawano; Margaret, Mrs. Cornelius Doxtator of Sturgeon Bay; Alvira, Mrs. Elmer Hill of Shawano and 2 brothers Gilbert of Hot Springs, Montana and Norman of Shawano.
Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Born Funeral Home in Shawano. Burial will be in the Friendship cemetery in the town of Belle Plaine.
Shawano Evening Leader
Monday, Dec. 9, 1968
Caroline GI, Larry Malueg, Drowns In Embarrass River
A 20 year old rural Caroline soldier drowned Saturday when he broke through the ice on the Embarrass River above Hayman Falls. The victim was Private Larry Malueg, son of Mr. & Mrs. Ferdinand Malueg of Star Rte, Caroline. According to Shawano County Sheriff Fred Lemhouse Larry went hunting Saturday afternoon along the river and never returned home. A searching party of volunteers and authorities combed the area and Sunday morning they found cracks indicating that Larry had crossed the river and they saw a spot about 40 feet from shore where he apparently fell through as his gun and gloves were on top of the ice. Lemhouse and Deputy Les Foesch and Caroline deputies, Bill Koch and Al Ankerson, shoved a boat out onto the ice, chopped a hole in the spot which had been recently frozen over. The body was found in 12 feet of water, directly below the spot Larry broke through. Funeral services will be conducted on Wednesday at 2 p.m. at Zion Luth. Church, Caroline. Interment will be in the church cemetery. Larry was born July 31, 1948, in the town of Pella. He had attended the Marion Schools and was home on furlough and was to report back to camp to be sent to Vietnam. Survivors are his parents, Mr. & Mrs. Ferdinand Malueg, Star Rte, Caroline; 3 brothers and 4 sisters: Elroy, Caroline, Sylvia, Mrs. Elmer Block, Tigerton; Lyla, Mrs. LeRoy Rickert, Rural route, Birnamwood; Ferdinand, Jr., Marion, Lynda and Catherine all at home.
Shawano Evening Leader
Tuesday, June 24, 1969
Oneida Man Drowns Monday In Red River
A rural Oneida man, formerly from Morgan Siding, drowned last night in the Red River just west of the Village of Gresham. The victim was 38 year old Louis Cooper of Rt. 1, Oneida. Cooper fell into the river at 7:00 p.m. Monday and authorities located the body at 9:30 a.m. today. The undersheriff said Cooper and a friend were walking across the Soo Line Railroad Bridge last night and the victim apparently got too close to the edge and fell in. The water was about 20 feet deep at the spot. A friend tried to save him when he came up once, but the try was unsuccessful. Authorities used 2 boats in the dragging operation last night and rolled the body over once below the bridge, but could not hold the victim. They went out at daybreak again today with 3 boats and hooked the body about 9:30 a.m. today. Schultz said the body was found near the spot where it entered the water. Assisting in the dragging operation were Deputies Bill Lee, Jim Knope, Les Foesch; Conservation Warden, Bill Hoyt, Asst. Warden, Marvin Gehm, and Coroner, Clyde Heagle. The undersheriff said the victim also has a home at Morgan. Louie Cooper was the son of Mrs. Abslom Cooper and was born March 26, at Oneida. He lived in Oneida most of his life. He spent 4 years in the U.S. Army during the Korean War, in the Tank Corps. Survivors are his father of Oneida and his mother of Gresham, 2 sons, Louis and Marvin, 1 daughter, Anna, 2 sisters and 2 brothers, Elizabeth, Mrs. Lawrence De Marr of Minneapolis, Minn., and Miss Lillian Cooper of Oneida, John and William of Chicago, and 1 half-sister, Bertha Antone of Oneida.
Shawano Evening Leader
Wednesday, June 25, 1969
Services for Louis Cooper 2 P.M. Thursday
Funeral services for Louis Cooper, 38, Rt. 1, Oneida, who drowned in the Red River just west of the village of Gresham on Monday evening, will be conducted on Thursday, June 26th, at the Church of the Latter Day Saints at Lyndhurst. Interment will be in the church cemetery. Military rites will be in charge of the Gresham Legion Post.
Shawano Evening Leader
Monday, Sep. 22, 1969
Irene Grosskopf 42, Bowler Killed In Car-Train Crash
Mrs. Irene Grosskopf, 42, of Rt. 1, Bowler, was killed Saturday, Sep. 20 in a car-train accident in the village of Bowler. The former Irene Gast was born July 11, 1927 at Bowler. Her parents were Mr. & Mrs. Albert Gast. On Dec. 20, 1947 she was married at Tilleda to Ralph Grosskopf. Mrs. Grosskopf was serving as a Sunday School teacher at St. Mathew church, Bowler, and was active in church affairs. She was a bookkeeper for a hardware company in Antigo and for the Red Owl Store in Bowler.
Survivors are her husband, Ralph and a foster daughter, Barbara Ann Malitz. Also her father, Albert Gast of Bowler, and 3 sisters and 3 brothers, Ella, Mrs. Wm. Hartman, Manawa; Mrs. Selma Drews, Bowler and Dorothy, Mrs. Herbert Schenk, Antigo; Ferdinand Gast, Shawano; Henry Gast, Bowler and Walter Gast, Fort Worth, Texas.
Funeral services will be conducted on Tuesday at 1:30 PM at St. Mathew Lutheran church, Bowler. Interment will be in the Evergreen Cemetery, town of Almon.
Shawano Evening Leader
22 Nov 1971
Husband of Former Tilleda Resident Is Hunting Victim
Kenneth Gullickson, 45, of Westby, Wis. was killed while deer hunting on Saturday. He was the husband of the former Fern Felts of Tilleda. Survivors are his wife, 3 children, his mother and 3 sisters. Funeral services will be conducted on Wednesday at 10 a.m. at Westby and interment will be in the Tilleda cemetery at approximately 3:30 p.m.
Jan 27, 1976
County Girl Drowns
A seven-year-old rural Wittenberg girl drowned last night in Wilson Lake.
Sheriff Sandy Montour said the victim was Joan M Czerwonka, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Czerwonka of Rt. 1, Box 216, Wittenberg,
Authorities said the girl was swimming with friends in Wilson Lake, two miles west of Wittenberg, when she was discovered missing about 7:30 p.m. Tuesday.
The body was recovered in five feet of water about an hour later, thirty feet from shore. She was pronounced dead at the scene by medical technicians of the Wittenberg Ambulance Service.Montour said it was the first drowning in Shawano County this year.
November 27, 1976
Kaukauna Girl Killed
Cecil—A ten year old girl was accidently shot and killed Saturday night at a rural Cecil home.
Shawano County Sheriff Sandy Montour said the victim was Susan Hurkman of Kaukauna who had been visiting with relatives in the area.
Montour reported that the girl was killed instantly when a gun handled by another juvenile relative accidentally discharged.
The shot struck the victim in the head and she was killed instantly.
Death was ruled as an accidental shooting.
November 28, 1976
Young Couple Die in Blaze on Weekend; Blame Furnace
Thornton---A tragic early morning fire in below zero weather claimed the lives of a rural Shawano couple and completely destroyed the one-story home they were living in.
The fire alarm sounded in Shawano at 4:55 a.m. Sunday when a passing motorist saw flames shooting from the home occupied by Patrick and Terri Emerson at Kenwood farms in the township of Richmond, three miles west of the city of Shawano.
A spokesman from the department said the frame house was completely engulfed in flames on their arrival and the bodies of Mr. and Mrs. Emerson were found after the fire was brought under control. They were both twenty years old and had been renting the home from Kent Murdock.
Two tankers and a pumper from Shawano were at the scene and they contained the blaze by using water from a pond near the home.
Fireman were hampered by three degrees below zero weather and westerly winds, but managed to contain the fire so it did not spread to nearby buildings.
Local firemen stayed at the scene until 10 am. Sunday in case the west winds fanned the ruins and start the fire again.
The state fire marshal was called to the scene Sunday afternoon and determined that the fire started in the basement of the structure in the area of the wood-burning furnace, indicating the furnace apparently overheated and started the blaze in the nearby area.
December 13, 1976
Bonduel Youth Killed
BONDUEL---A rural Bonduel youth became Shawano County’s eleventh traffic fatality of 1976 last night in a single car mishap, two miles southeast of Bonduel.
According to Shawano County Sheriff Sandy Montour the victim was Dennis A Frank, 16, of Rt. 1, Bonduel.
The accident occurred at 8:50 p.m. Sunday as the driver was headed south on South Highline Road, just two miles southeast of the village of Bonduel.
The vehicle went off the right side of the roadway and struck some large trees. The 1971 model auto he was driving sustained extensive damage. The accident report indicated the driver suffered head injuries in the fatal crash.
DENNIS FRANK—Dennis Frank, 16, Rt. 1, Bonduel, died Sunday, Dec. 13 from injuries sustained in a car accident. He was born Aug. 24, 1960 in Shawano, the son of Mr. and Mrs. John Frank, Rt. 1, Bonduel.
He lived with his family in Shawano for four years, later in Green Bay for nine years, and at Rt. 1, Bonduel for the past two years. He was a sophomore at Bonduel High School, and was a member of the high school band. He was also a member of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Bonduel.
Survivors in addition to his parents are his maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Chester Nowaczyk, his paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Harvey Frank, Milwaukee, and two brothers, Kevin and Brian, both at home.
Funeral services will be held Wed., Dec. 15 at 11 a.m. at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Bonduel, with Rev. Virgil Joss officiating,
Friends may call at the Wendt Funeral Home, Bonduel after 3 p.m. Tuesday.
June 22, 1977
Accident injuries Fatal
SHAWANO—A truck-bicycle accident Tuesday afternoon claimed the life of a rural Shawano Youth.
Sheriff Sandy Montour said the victim was 9-year-old Thomas Fenn, of Rt. 3, Shawano.
According to investigating officers the mishap occurred at 1:35 p.m. along Highway MM, Near the Chicago and North Western Railroad tracks, just west of the city of Shawano.
The accident report said the boy apparently fell under the semi-trailer tandems of a unit operated by Gerald T Neoske of Green Bay as both were traveling northeast. He was killed instantly.
He was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Fenn of Rt. 3, Shawano.
22 June 1980
Little Chute Man Killed in Wescott
Shawano – Michael S Haase of Little Chute was killed instantly at 11:47 p.m. Sunday when the vehicle he was driving on CTH H near Edgewood Avenue in Wescott lost control on a curve, hit a ditch and flipped onto its top, skidding across the road onto the opposite shoulder.
The Sheriff’s Dept. reported Haase, 25, died of a broken neck and skull fracture. His body was partially ejected from the vehicle.
Passenger Michael J Huettl, 27, of Seymour, was treated for arm and leg cuts at Shawano Community Hospital and released.
Hasse’s death was the seventh fatality so far this year in Shawano County.