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Gene Leroy Weed
Gene Leroy Weed, 71, passed away at his home in Grover, April 20, 2014. Born February 8, 1943, son of the late Asa and Orlene (Joy) Weed, he graduated from Marinette High School in 1961. After graduation he joined the U.S. Army and served in Vietnam. On March 9, 1968 he married the former Carolyn Johnson. Gene retired from Graetz Manufacturing where he was employed for 44 years. His greatest joy was helping horses and the horse world lost a true friend. Gene was a farrier for over 40 years, helping many horses recover from hoof problems to become champions. He trained and raced horses in Wisconsin during the bush track years.
Gene and his granddaughter, Katie, gamed many years in Norway, Michigan, Marinette and Oconto Counties. The horse shows were special because of his many friends and family.
Gene is survived by his wife, Carolyn, a daughter, Cheri; his grandchildren, Katie and Nick; 4 brothers, Robert (Sharon) of Pulaski, Vern (Pam) and Don (Kathy) of Porterfield and Ken (Judy) of Peshtigo;
Many nieces, nephews and his four legged friend, Nickers. Also survived by Special friends, Don & Shannon, Joe & Sandy, Kathy, Rylee, John & Julie, Kim, and Kevin & Kimberly.
Family and friends may call Thursday, April 24, at Berth & Rosenthal Funeral Home from 3:00 until time of a memorial service at 6:00 pm. Rev. Kevin Dembinski will be officiating.
Donna Mae Fournier
Donna Mae (Johnson) Fournier, age 86, passed away April 5, 2014
at Rennes Health Center West. Born April 26, 1927 in Green Bay, WI., daughter of the late Bill and Agnes Johnson, she moved to Pound, WI. with her parents in 1935. She attended schools in Pound and graduated from Coleman High School and Misericordia Hospital School of Nursing in Milwaukee. November 27, 1952 she married Glen Fournier at St. John's Catholic Church in Green Bay. The couple moved to Rothschild, WI., had a beautiful home there and a cottage on Manson Lake in Tomahawk, WI where they enjoyed hosting and entertaining their family and friends. After the death of her husband in 2003, Donna moved to Marinette to be closer to her sisters where she resided at Renaissance Assisted Living and later moved to Rennes Health Center West. She was quick witted, enjoyed fun and laughter and loved music and singing. She always faced life's issues with a positive attitude with very little complaining or regrets. Everyone who knew her, especially her family and caregivers, loved her and will miss her. Donna is survived by, a sister, Lorraine Woulf and a sister-in-law, Jo Johnson; nieces & nephews, Kathy (Jim) Durow, Bob (Linda) Woulf, Jackie Doperalski, Jon (Joyce), Steve Fournier, Steve (Marge) Johnson, Jo Ann (Steve) Sanchez, Larry Thompson, and Pat Robbins. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Glen, a brother Ben Johnson; 2 sisters Carol Woulf and Thelma Fournier; brothers-in-law, Leslie and Donald Woulf and Sanford Fournier; nieces, Sandy Fournier, Judy Thompson, Jennifer Johnson and Debbie Robbins; and nephew David Doperalski.
Visitation will be held at St. Mary Catholic Church in Peshtigo on Friday, April 11, from 10:00 am until time of funeral Mass at 11:00 am with
Rev. Father Robert Karuhn officiating. Entombment will be in Bay Settlement Cemetery in Green Bay, WI. Berth & Rosenthal Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements. The family wishes to thank the many caregivers who provided loving care and support over the years especially in her final days.