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John C. Behnke    

     John C. Behnke, 70,

of Peshtigo, passed away Saturday, January 23rd at Aurora Bay Area after a

short battle with cancer.

Born son of the late Louis & Beatrice (Harris) Behnke, August 21, 1945 in Menominee, Michigan, he graduated from Peshtigo

High School and was a

Vietnam War Veteran.  John previously worked at Harmon Knitware as a printer, and Thompson Boats.        

Willard F. Alswager           



   Willard F. Alswager, age 99, passed away January 18, 2016 at the Veteran’s Home in King, WI.  Born October 7, 1916 son of the late Fred and Mary (Ninneman) Alswager-Reber, in the town of Grover, he married the former Helen Lorek November 25, 1939 and the couple celebrated 66 years

of marriage. Helen preceded him In death May 14, 2007. Willard volunteered in 1943

to serve his       

Donald F. Johnston   



    Donald F. Johnston,

age 81, of Town of Grover, passed away January 16,

2016 at Rennes Health

Center East.  Born July 13, 1934 son Barbara (Meyer) Johnston and the late

Edward Johnston, he grad-uated from Peshtigo

High School in 1951. He married the former Karan Walters August 30, 1958.   After working in  


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Dan "Louie" Lorenz


Dan “Louie” Lorenz age 65 passed away February 1st after a short battle with Cancer.  Born Feb. 27, 1950, son of the late Roman and Irma (Kent) Lorenz, he graduated from Peshtigo High School and was employed by Badger Paper for many years.

Louie was a talented wood worker and he took pride in helping to build many houses, including his daughter’s and his own.  Above all he loved spending time with his children, grandchildren and his many friends.  Probably best known for his “colorful” vocabulary and unique phrases.  He enjoyed spending hours sitting in the garage “shootin the bull” with whomever stopped over, throwing back a few cold ones.  Louie was a bear of a man with a heart of gold and he will be missed by many.

He is survived by, his children, Travis (Kara) Lorenz, Jessica (Denton) LaPlant; step-children, Sean (Steph) Heyrman, Nicole (Brian) Olsen;

Grandchildren, Destiny and Dustin LaPlant, Jackson and Emily Lorenz, Cloey Boucher, Addison and Nate Olsen, Mackenzie, Sterling, and Bennett Heyrman; a brother, David Lorenz; and sisters, Kris Sheraski, Claire Ewald and Claudia Gaveske.

Family will receive friends and relatives, Friday, Feb. 5th at Berth & Rosenthal Funeral Home from 4:00 pm until 6:30 pm.

Please join “Louie’s” family to celebrate his life on Saturday, Feb. 6th at 2:00 pm at the Rustic Inn in Silver Cliff.







Abigail "Abby" Reiswitz





Abigail “Abby” Raye Reiswitz, 13, of Peshtigo, passed away January 27, 2016 at St. Vincent Hospital in Green Bay due to allergy and asthma complications. Abby had fought a battle with these her entire life. Born February 26, 2002, in Marinette, daughter of  Gena Hasse and Michael Reiswitz, she most recently attended 8th grade at Peshtigo Middle High School. Abby was involved in many school activities and was active in volleyball, softball, band and choir.  She trained in the running club and participated in the Bellin Run for the last 2 years. She had also run in many other races. Abby had passion for art and music. She lived life projecting love and caring for all. Abby had a spirit which was well beyond her years.  She was a "Raye" of sunshine to all! She loved her family greatly and friends just as much. In death Abby’s spirit lives on through her organ donation, saving the lives of at least three people.

Abby is survived by her mother, Gena (Eric Hannot) Hasse of Oconto Falls; her father, Michael (Michelle Whitaker) Reiswitz of Peshtigo;

4 brothers, Derek, Adam, Adin, and Asher; Maternal grandparents, Raymond and Sandra Hasse of Peshtigo; Paternal grandparents, Daniel and Kathy Reiswitz of Menominee; Maternal great-grandmother, Florence Beland of Menominee, and Paternal great-grandmother Elizabeth Reiswitz of Marinette; Uncles Daniel (Christy) Reiswitz and John  Hasse both of Marinette; Cousins, Walker, Ty, David, and Breely.  Also survived by her wonderful group of friends and classmates.

The family will receive friends from 11:00 am until 3:00 pm on Tuesday, Feb. 2nd at the Faith Baptist Church in Peshtigo.  Funeral services will be held at 3:30 pm with Pastor Jay Williams officiating. Burial will take place at the Riverside Cemetery in Peshtigo. 

As said by sweet Abby:

Play the moments

Pause the memories.

Stop the pain

Rewind the happiness

Your heart is just a beat box

For the song of your life.