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Patricia A. Kunya     

     Patricia A. Kunya, age 

73, of Peshtigo, passed away July 4, 2015 surrounded by

her family after a long, courageous battle with cancer.  Born July 21, 1941, daughter of the late John and Geraldine (Bennet) Lindquist, she was baptized in the Zion Lutheran Church.  Pat was a simple, caring person with an independent spirit and a hard work ethic, raising her three children all by          


Walter Jeske Jr.        



     Walter Jeske Jr. 88, beloved husband, father and grandfather, died peacefully

at home Thursday morning, June 18th following a long illness.  Born October 30, 1926 son of the late Walter

Sr. and Amelia (Lorenz)

Jeske, he married his high school sweetheart and the

love of his life, Alice Brabender, February 19, 1949.  Walter worked as a paper maker at Fort Howard Paper Company for 38 years.          

Leonard J. Smith         




     Leonard J. Smith, age

66, of Marinette, went home to be with his Lord June 16, 2015.  He was born July 4, 1948, son of the late

Raymond and Thelma (Johnson) Smith.  For many years he worked at the

Goodwill Industries in Marinette. A kind hearted person, who enjoyed people and always quick to share a story or two, he touched the lives of any-one he met and

will be         

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Jennifer Marie Brabant






Jennifer Marie Brabant, 42, of Peshtigo, passed away July 13, 2015 at Rennes Health Center West, after a courageous battle with Juvenile Diabetes.  Born October 25, 1972 daughter of Earl and Sandy (Larson) Brabant, she graduated from Peshtigo High School in 1991.  Jennifer enjoyed taking care of her cats and dogs.  She is survived by,  her parents, Earl and Sandy Brabant; a son, Cameron J. Ewaldt;  3 sisters, Bonnie (Rod) Wiltzius, Beverly (Chuck) Bertrand, and Sue (Frankie) Presti; a nephew, Jessie; a niece, Amanda and a great-niece, Jayla Hill.   A celebration of Jennifer’s life will be held on Friday, July 17, at Berth & Rosenthal Funeral Home from 4:00 to 7:00 pm.  Burial will be in Harmony Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the American Diabetes Foundation.   The family would like to thank Rennes Health Center West staff for their wonderful care and compassion.


Raeburn E. Williams



Raeburn E. Williams, age 70, of Peshtigo, was called home to Glory on July 14, 2015.   Daughter of the late Erik and Ida Rose Lindegren, she was born & raised in Rhinelander, WI. Rae enjoyed summers at the family cottage growing up.  She continued with her love of the outdoors until the end of her days.  When Raeburn was younger, she and her husband took the family along on many camping trips.  She was often seen sitting on her front porch on Cranberry Ave. and when she built a home on Rustic Oak Lane, she enjoyed nature from her deck.  Raeburn loved cooking, canning and doing things for others.  She was a complex person that enjoyed the simple pleasures of life.  It did not take much to make her happy.  Raeburn was a generous and tender hearted person always thinking of the less fortunate.  That is why she requested people give to a worthy charity to help others instead of elaborate flowers for the funeral.  A donation box will be on display at the service for those wishing to contribute.  We have chosen “ Blessings in a Backpack” as a Charity befitting her generosity to less fortunate children.

 Raeburn is survived by, her husband, Wally Williams; a daughter, Heather (Jesse) Peterson of Menominee; a son, Erick (Vivian) Hoffmann of Coleman;  3 sisters, Juliana (Dick) Destree of Green Bay, Pat Sparks of Rhinelander and Elsie Blonequist of Colorado; a brother, Carl Lindegren of Rhinelander.  Also survived by, 4 grandchildren that were the light of her life, Jacob & Riley Hoffmann and Isaiah and Erika Peterson; and several nieces and nephews.

 Visitation will be held on Saturday, July 18th, at Zion Lutheran Church in Peshtigo from 1:00 pm until time of services at 3:00 pm with Pastor Luke Myslik officiating.  Berth & Rosenthal Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.