The Post-Crescent from Appleton, Wisconsin (2024)

8A SUNDAY, MARCH 7, 2021 THE POST-CRESCENT Obituaries APPLETON Roger L. Comeau, 83, Appleton, passed away on Thursday, February 25, 2021. He was born onOctober 4, 1937, to the late Darrell and Marian (Johnson) Comeau in La Crosse. Roger graduated from Aquinas High School in 1955, the Marquette College of Dentistry in 1961 and theUniversity of Pennsylvania in 1963 as an oral surgeon. Roger was united in marriage to Emily Pehler on June 18, 1961, in La Crescent, MN.

He volunteered and was commissioned in the United States Army in 1964 and served in Japan as a Cap- tain during theVietnamWar; Roger was honorably discharged in 1966.He and Emily thenmoved toAppleton to begin the first oral surgery practice here with Dr. Roger Mosher and raise their family. In 1975, Roger had a diving accident that left him with a spinal cord injury. While he could not perform oral surgery, he continued to work with his partners and provided practice management. He held many offices within the Wisconsin Dental Association, American Dental Association, and the Midwest Society of Oral Surgeons.

He also volunteered in many ways at Sacred Heart Parish and considered the community his extended family. Loving Emily, helping others and caring for his family were his greatest joys. Roger is survived by his devoted wife of 59 years Emily, children Leslie (Alan) Stewart, Paul (Wendy) Comeau, grandchildren Nathaniel, Patrick andMelanie Stewart and Laura andMarian Comeau.He is further survived by his two brothers Glen (Jeanette) andAlan (Pat Pence) and their families. A Funeral Mass will be held at 11:00 AM 17, 2021 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 222 Fremont St, Appleton, WI 54915. Visitation will be held in the church starting at 10:00 Am until the hour of service.

Burial will take place in Pine Creek Cemetery, Pine at a later date. Facemasks are required and social distancing will be implemented. The family would like to thank the ER, ICU and hospitalist nurses and doctors at Theda Care Regional Medical Center Appleton, Dr. Jack Ander- son and Dr. Robert Sarsfield for their excellent care and compassion.

We would also like to thank the Theda Care at Home nurses, Home Instead staff, Sacred Heart staff and friends for all of your kindness and support. Roger L. Comeau NEENAH Arthur Lester Schneidewend passed away on March 3, 2021. He was born on Novem- ber 29, 1935 at home on the farm in Bear Creek, Wisconsin to the late Paul and Ella (Drath) Schnei- dewend. On October 20, 1956 he married Carolyn Wohlers and they were blessed with four children, ten grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren, and 64 years of marriage.

Art worked at Kimberly Clark for 37 years. He loved being with his family, playing cards, making wine, cracking hickory nuts, making Christmas wreaths, gardening, feeding the birds, hunting, fishing, winning money, taking rides to visit people, an old fashioned or two, and his favorite pastime, large fish fries. Art will be missed by his wife, Carolyn, by his children: Jeff (LaVonne) Schneidewend; Susan (Rick) Larson; Gloria Hermann; and Doug (Fawn Mueller) Schneidewend; by his andAndrew Schneide- wend, Kara (Jack)Wepfer; Ben (Katie) Larson; Jessica (Andy) Carter; John Andrea Alexandroni) Larson; Lance (Jess Todd) Hermann; Nicole Hermann; Megan Mike LaCosse) Schneidewend; Molly Schneide- wend; and by great-grandchildren: Franklin, Camden, Kade, Lydia, Cash, Owen, Javan, Roman, and Hailey. He is further survived by his sister, Lila Knack; brother, Leo (Pat Ross- man) Schneidewend; Schneidewend and Irene Kuepper; brother-in-law, Allen (Marlene)Wohlers; as well as many nieces, nephews, and friends. In addition to his parents, Art was preceded in death by his sisters: Violet Schneidewend, Reverna Beyer; and Gladys Reinke; by his brothers, Eric, Clarence, Leland, Paul, and Lloyd Schneidewend; by his sisters- in-law, Shirley, Irene, Frances, and Florence Schneidewend; Lorraine Cook; and BettyWohlers; and by his brothers-in-law: Bob Beyer; Bob Reinke; Bob Kuepper; Arnold Cook; andHubertWohlers.

A memorial service for Art will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Tuesday, March 9, 2021 at Trinity Lutheran Church, 407 Oak Neenah, with Rev. Tony McKenzie officiating. A visitation will be held at church from 9:00 A.M. until the hour of service.

In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund is being established in his name at Trinity Lutheran Church, Neenah. The family would like to extend a special thanks to the staff at ThedaCare Medical Baltz, andDr.Meilke for all of their care over the last year. Westgor Funeral Homes 205W. Doty Ave, Neenah 722-7151 Condolences: Arthur Schneidewend NEENAH Glen J. Gostas, 59, of Fox Crossing, passed away peacefully the morning of March 1st, 2021, held in the arms of his Michelle Eck- lor.Glen’s strong will to livemade for a determined fight against cancer and though his courageous battle is now over, his memory lives on in those who loved him.

Glen was born August 23rd, 1961, the son of Charles and Janice Gostas (Gehring). He was raised in Menasha along with his brothers Gary and Chuck. He attended Menasha High School and then UW-Oshkosh. His love for music began as a child when he studied piano and percussion, and he was known for his prodigious talents on many instruments. Glen was also a jack of all could fix just about anything andwas always willing to lend a hand to family and friends in need.

He even went on to create his own business, Handyman Service, which provided expert-yet-approachablemaintenance and caretaking services around town. If you knew and lovedGlen, you knew and loved The Laugh.Glen’s laughter was one of a kind: boisterous, infectious, and a sign that good times were about to be had. His spirited presence filled a room, and he spread joy and fun wherever he went. His family will always remember Uncle Glen arriv- ing at Crooked Lake and instantly running down to the dock to jump, fully dressed, into the water. He loved to teach and share stories, and always encouraged wonder and curiosity in others.No thought or dreamwas too outsized to pursue.He was particularly passionate about the environment and of what he did was in service of nature and his gentle demeanor with pets earned him the title of also was a great conversationalist about music, books, food, beer and wine, and travel.

He had a passion for cooking and healthy eating, and he shared his extensive knowledge of beer and beer-making while teaching classes at Home BrewMarket.Most of all, he was incredibly kind and caring, and he will be dearly missed. Glen is survived by his Michelle Ecklor, his mother Janice Gostas, and his brothers Gary (Debbie) Gostas and Charles Gostas; his nieces and nephews Haily (Matthew) Carlson, Courtney Gostas, Torey (DJ) Lehner, Paul Gostas, Jackson Gostas, and Davis Gostas; his aunts Fran (Randy) Bedore and Kathy Gehring; and many cousins. He was preceded in death by his father Charles Gostas, his nephew Levi Lehner, his grandparents Paul and Amanda Gostas and John and Rose Gehring, and his aunts and uncles John and Katie Gehring, and Jim and Georgianna Mix. Glen: I am honored and blessed that you choseme to spend your life with. You are my love, best friend, and strong arms to rely on.

You will always be my Super G. Love, Michelle Glen: I love you with all my being forever and always.You weremy shining light and you will live on in my heart for the rest of my days. My beautiful son. Love, Mom Due to the ongoing pandemic a private memorial service will be held at a future date. Glen Gostas GREENVILLE Gerald (Jerry) Ray Stifter, age 69, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by fam- ily 3, 2021 after a courageous battle with brain cancer.

Born on June 10, 1951 to Otto and Dolores Stifter, he was raised in Grafton, Wisconsin. He later moved to Allis and Appleton before settling in Greenville. father was in the printing business, and he began to follow in his footsteps at age sixteen as a runner before advancing to various printing ma- chines. He eventually became a commercial esti- mator, and it is this career path that brought him to the FoxValley area in 1982.He began employment at Neenah Printing, a division of Menasha Corporation in September of 1982 and worked there until retirement on June 7, 2018 after thirty-six years. Jerry met the love of his life, Gail (Ciesielczyk) in June of 1975 and they weremarried onAugust 12, 1978.

They resided inWest Allis beforemoving toAppleton, and eventually building a home in Greenville. They raised their two daughters and enjoyed camping, going toWisconsin Dells, and traveling as a family. Jerry enjoyed hunting with his beloved dogs and could always be found in a field somewhere.He was in trap shooting and skeet clubs and won many awards. Jerry was an avid motorcyclist and purchased his first motorcycle at age sixteen. He owned many types of motorcycles and rode them until his cancer diagnosis in 2019.

Jerry was an active father, often attending his sporting and academic events. Later in life, one of his greatest joys was being a grandfa- ther. He was a wonderful grandfather to his four grandchildren and looked forward to spending time with them. He is survived by Gail, his wife of forty-two years. He is further survived by his two daughters Jennifer (Travis) Spaay and Lindsey (Noah) Reinstein along with grandchildrenMcKenzie and Jersey Spaay and Audrey and Arlo Reinstein.

Jerry is survived by brothers Ronald (Patricia) Stifter, James (Je- redith) Stifter, and Randy (Bev) Stifter. He is also survived by his in-laws, Ned (Kathleen) Ciesielczyk, Joseph (Susan) Ciesielczyk, and KayMeddaugh. as well as many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews. He is preceded in death by his parents, Otto and Dolores and in-laws Chester and Catherine Ciesielczyk, as well asmany beloved aunts and uncles. In lieu of flowers, his family is requesting donations be made to the ThedaCare Cancer Center or Hospital at ThedaClark campus in Gerald name.

Details will be provided at the visitations. family would like to thank St. Paul Elder Care, Thedacare At HomeHospice and HomeInstead Senior Care for their wonderful care of Jerry in his final months. Visitation for Jerry will take place on ThursdayMarch 11, 2021 from 3pm to 7pm at Valley Funeral Home (N1858 Greenville Drive, Greenville, WI 54942). A private family memorial service will take place at St.Mary of the Immaculate Conception (N2385 Municipal Drive, Greenville, WI 54942) on Friday March 12, 2021 at 1pm.

There will be a visitation prior to the service from 11am to 1pm. A mask is required by both locations. Gerald Ray Stifter More than a year after a spiked virus launched a deadly campaign across the globe, most countries have put the worst behind them, aided by aggressive govern- ment policies and vaccines. Not Brazil. The continent-sized nation of 212 million is facing more COVID-19 deaths and cases than ever, its hospitals ing, its policy in disarray, its vaccine supply severely limited.

In addition to a president who at the disease, rejects masks and leaves each state on its own, the coun- try plays host to a variant more con- tagious and possibly deadlier. Nothing better illustrates the bizarrely fractured nature of COVID-19 pol- icies and how they have sowed confusion and anger and than three cities along a 140-mile roadway in the state of Sao Paulo, where three distinct approaches to the pandemic coexist. In one, practically anything goes; in another, full lock- down; and in a third, mass vaccination is underway. Each is a mess, overrun by ram- pant illness and mired in a deep economic funk that shows no signs of ending any- time soon. living through now is much worse than what we had said De- nise Garrett, an infectious disease expert and vice president of the Sabin Vaccine In- stitute in Washington.

see a huge storm forming in Sao Paulo, the hub and center of wealth, is where the virus made landfall one year ago in Brazil, trans- ported unwittingly by returning skiers and holiday-makers from Spain, Italy and the U.S. From there, it spread to household help and employees. worst COVID-19 crisis unfolding in Brazil Andre Romani Pinto, Simone Preissler Iglesias and Martha Viotti Beck Bloomberg News TRIBUNE NEWS SERVICE.

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