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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. In his retirement he enjoyed spending time with his family and was the happiest when he was with his grandchildren camping or vacationing at his cabin. His family loved hearing all his stories and Walter had many of them. Walter was loved by all who knew him. He was also an avid sports fan and enjoyed playing softball in his youth.
Walter is survived by his wife, Alice; his beloved daughters, Deena Jepson and Jodi Jonet; 3 grandchildren, Jon-Erik and Michael and Jaci Jepson; a sister, Joyce Nesberg and a son-in-law, Bryan Jonet.
Also survived by many nieces, nephews, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law and friends who will miss him dearly. Along with his parents, Walter was preceded in death by, 7 brothers, 4 sisters and his mother-in-law and father-in-law.
Visitation will be held on Monday, June 22, at Berth & Rosenthal Funeral Home (331 S. Ellis Ave. Peshtigo) from 11:00 am until time of services at 1:00 pm with Pastor Amy Engebose officiating. Burial to follow at Riverside Cemetery in Peshtigo.
Walter’s family would like to express their gratitude to the Unity Hospice and all his wonderful caregivers who helped them through a very difficult time.
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 anyone he met and will be sadly missed by all. Lenny is survived by, a nephew, James and a niece, Connie. Along with his parents, he was preceded in death by, a brother, James E. Smith Sr.
Visitation will be held Sunday, June 21, at Berth & Rosenthal Funeral Home from noon until time of services at 2:00 pm. Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery in Peshtigo.