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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       


Alma Marjorie Kehoe       


     Alma Marjorie Kehoe,

age 90, of Marinette passed away July 23, 2014 at Bay Area Medical Center.  Born February 26, 1924 daughter

of the late James and Emilie (Pavlos) Melka, she married William M. Kehoe in Menominee, Mi. on February 18, 1947. He preceded her

in death August 25, 1974.  Alma was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church and

had worked at the Ansul Co. for many years.  Alma is survived by, a son, William

G. (Joann) Kehoe; and a


Kathleen Ann Thomas     




    Kathleen Ann Thomas, 71, of Peshtigo, passed away at Bay Area Medical Center, Marinette Saturday, July 19, 2014.  She was born Nov.

25, 1942 in Menominee, MI.

to Walter and Ethel “Tootie” Strojny.  Kathy grew up in Peshtigo and graduated from Peshtigo High School in 1961.  She then graduated from Spencerian Business College

of Milwaukee in 1963 as a court reporter/legal secretary.  On June 22,1963 she married        

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Elmer Guseck




Elmer Guseck, age 90,  Marinette, passed away August 29, 2014 at Bay Area Medical Center.  Born April 25, 1924 son of the late Emil and Augusta (Stank) Guseck, he married the former Caroline M. Depner March 6, 1948 in Oconto Falls.  She preceded him in death April 05, 1995.  Elmer farmed up until his retirement and enjoyed gardening, fishing, hunting and especially  his hounds dogs.  He is survived by,

2 sons, Lynn (Audrey) Guseck of Porterfield and Ron (Mimi) Guseck of Marinette; a daughter, Gwen (Stephen) VandeLaarschot of Peshtigo; 5 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren.

His siblings Esther, Clara, Edwin, Earl, Elsward, Elgin, and Judy.  He is preceded in death by his wife Caroline,  a brother Ervin and a sister Angie.

Visitation will be held Wednesday, Sept. 3, at Berth & Rosenthal Funeral Home from 3:00 pm until time of services at 6:00 pm with Pastor Jeff Teeple officiating.  Burial will be in Peshtigo Riverside Cemetery.   In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Faith Lutheran Church (4009 Irving St. Marinette).









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.