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    Joseph Wm. McMahon                

    The sun set on Joseph William McMahon, 94, March 8, 2014 at Rennes Health Center West.  Born December 11, 1919, son of the late Byron and Gertrude (Bruso) McMahon, he married the former Phyllis F. Stujenski  July 11, 1942.  Phyllis preceded him in death March 16, 2003.  He married Alice Guenther September 27, 2003.   Joseph sang on the radio with his grandpa and uncle in his younger years and always had a story to tell. 

Over the years he was employed at the Shipyard in Sturgeon Bay, Marathon

Paper, owned & operated McMahon’s Bar, had his

own sawmill,            


Melvin G. Sharpe      


    Melvin G. Sharpe, 90, a lifetime resident of Peshtigo, Wisconsin, died unexpectedly,

late Thursday evening, at the home of his daughter and son-in-law.  Mel was born August 21, 1923, at the family home in Peshtigo.  He attended Peshtigo Grade School, Roosevelt School in the Town of Grover, and was

a 1941 graduate of Peshtigo High School. Dad was the voice of reason and common sense.  He was always fair, and looked fora compromise whenever possible.  That being said, he was a man of strong conviction. He started his work career at a young age, taking his wagon into town and selling the beer his father madein an upstairs still to local establishments.                                         

Robert A. Foster       



       Robert  A. Foster, 82,

of Peshtigo, passed away at his home  March 5, 2014.  Born September 5, 1931 son to the late John M. and Esther V. (Nelson) Foster, he graduated from Peshtigo High School in 1949.  Robert served in the U.S. Army from 1952 to 1954 and received the Korean Service Medal with 3 Bronze Service Stars, one Overseas Bar and the National Defense Service Medal.  He was formerly employed at Badger Paper Mill, was a member of the Badger Retirees, the VFW and the American Legion.  Robert enjoyed golfing, bowling, fishing,  hunting, trips to the casino and the Packers.        

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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.







Dorothy Lillie Klump



Dorothy Lillie Klump, 70, of Peshtigo, passed away March 22, 2014 at Aurora BayCare Medical Center in Green Bay.  She was born March 9, 1944 daughter of the late Arthur and Lillie (Fellows) Pihl.

Dorothy formerly owned and operated D’S pizza restaurant in Crivitz. 

She  is survived by, 3 daughters, Dawn Doperalski of Racine;  Deann (Wade) Majors of Nebraska; and Darcie Klump of Marinette;  a brother, Clarence Pihl of Milwaukee; a sister, Jean Beck of Kentucky;  and a sister-in-law, Marlis Pihl of Milwaukee.  Also survived by, 12 grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren and her extended family.  Along with her parents, Dorothy was preceded in death by,  a daughter, Donna Swanson and a brother, Richard.   Private family services will be held.  Berth & Rosenthal Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.