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Rand R. Lange
Rand R. Lange, 59, lifelong resident of Peshtigo (Grover) passed away on Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014 after a courageous battle with brain cancer.
Born July 18, 1955, he was the son of Mylon and Janet (Hartwig) Lange. He graduated from Peshtigo High School in 1974. On June 5, 1976, he married Jeanne Drewery at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Grover and they celebrated 38 years of marriage. Rand was an avid marksman and trap-shooter and enjoyed shooting for North Wood Flooring at various area shoots. His love of the sport was something he passed down to his grandson, Joran. Known for his appreciation for anything and everything John Deere, he was given the nickname “John Deere Randy” by friends and family. His nieces, nephews and grandchildren all spent many hours riding around the farm fields with him. One of his proudest accomplishments was the ability he had to get a crying child asleep before even finishing one round on the field. Rand was a 35 year member of the Grover Porterfield Fire Department.
He is survived by his wife, Jeanne; his daughter, Tara (Chris) Neville; 3 grandchildren, Abby (special friend, Cody Ferron) Joran and Shayna Neville; his parents; his siblings, Mark (Sandy) Lange, Janice Holder, Kevyn Lange and Karyn (Scott) Berg, all of Peshtigo; 7 nieces; 8 nephews; and his beloved pet, Minnie. He was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, paternal grandparents, mother-in-law and father-in-law, and a brother-in-law.
Visitation will be held on Friday, Aug. 22, at Berth & Rosenthal Funeral Home from 5:00 to 9:00 pm. Visitation continues on Saturday, Aug. 23, at St. John’s Church in Grover from 9:00 until time of services at 11:00 am. with a lunch to follow.
Pastor Charles Learman will be officiating and burial will be in Harmony Cemetery.
The family would like to thank Unity Hospice; Lori and Ron Szwet for being there when you were needed the most; Dr. Matthew Ryan, Nicole Spaeth NP, Theresa RN and all of the staff at Green Bay Oncology;
Dr. James Leenstra, Pamela O’Neil NP and all of the staff at Radiation Oncology Specialist; St. Vincent’s Hospital 9th floor nursing staff; Yvette Dulohery CNP at Mayo Clinic; Many family members and friends who extended a sympathetic hand.
Michael John Gardon
Michael John Gardon, 57, of Peshtigo, was called to eternal life unexpectedly on Thursday afternoon, Aug. 7, 2014, due to a heart attack. Born in Menominee, MI. on July 5, 1957 to Charles C. and Mary Ann (Pesch) Gardon, he attended St. Mary’s Catholic Grade School and graduated from Marinette Catholic Central High School in 1975. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in business from Marquette University in 1979. On Nov. 5, 1983, he married the former Margaret (Peggy) Klumb at Holy Spirit Catholic Church in Menominee, MI. Employed by the Peshtigo Times for 35 years, he was the vice president and sports editor. A former coach of Peshtigo Little League and St. Mary’s grade school basketball, he presently umpired high school and Wishigan League baseball and refereed high school basketball. An avid golfer, he was a member of Little River Country Club in Marinette. He also treasured time spent with his sons and brothers hunting on the Hale Road Farm of his great uncle Joe Gardon. He was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Peshtigo Chamber of Commerce and the WIAA Officials Association.
Survivors are his beloved wife Peggy; three sons, Joseph (special friend Crystal) of Peshtigo, John (fiancé Kristin) of DePere, Jeffrey (special friend Lindsey) of Oshkosh and an only daughter Emily (special friend, Joe) of Peshtigo. His parents survive along with six brothers, Charles P. (Debbie) Gardon of Peshtigo, Peter (Jean) Gardon of Verona, Patrick (Terry) Gardon of West Bend, Mark (Margaret) Gardon of Oneida, Paul (Sheryl) Gardon of Longmont, Co. and John (Aimee) Gardon of West Chester, OH and four sisters, Mary (Thomas) Moule of Green Bay, Anne Gardon of Silver Spring, MD., Elizabeth (Paul) Arneson of Marshfield, and Kathleen (Paul) Olnes of Omaha, NE.
Also surviving are his mother-in-law, Mary Ann Klumb of Menominee, MI. three brothers-in-law, Joe (Joann) Klumb and Jerry (Lisa) Klumb of Marinette, John (Sue) Klumb of Menominee, MI. two sisters-in-law, Mary Jo (Steve) Haines and Maureen (Joel) Johnson of Green Bay. Many nieces and nephew also survive.
He was preceded in death by an infant brother, Alexander Nicholas, his father-in-law, Philip (Windy) Klumb, grandparents John and Marie Gardon and Leo J. Sr. and Anna Pesch.
Visitation will be held at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Peshtigo on Tuesday, Aug. 12th from 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm followed by a Mass of Christian burial. Rev. Father John Harper will be the celebrant along with Msgr. John Patrick. Burial will take place on Wednesday morning, Aug. 13, A procession will begin from Berth and Rosenthal Funeral Home of Peshtigo at 9:30 Am and drive past the Peshtigo Times to Michael’s final resting place at Riverside Cemetery in Peshtigo. Msgr Patrick will officiate at graveside services.
Pallbearers include Mark Bruemmer, Sam Komp, John Lacourt, Al Mathy, Lee Mylener and Mike Piasecki.
A memorial fund will be established in his name.