Carol E. Hesler
Carol E. Hesler, 93, of Sheboygan, passed away on Thursday, February 8, 2018 at Golden Harbor Assisted Living.
Carol was born February 16, 1924 to Andrew and Dorothy (Barteck) Scherer. She graduated from Central High School in 1942 and enrolled in an infant nursing course at Michael Reese Hospital in Chicago. Just before graduating, she met Zach Hesler of Siloam Springs, Arkansas, who was working at a Chicago printing press.
Exactly one year after the day they met, they were married January 20, 1945, in Sheboygan. Their first son David, was born in Chicago March 2, 1947, but shortly after that the family moved back to Sheboygan. Daughter, Linda was born June 28, 1949 and son Richard, February 5, 1952. Carol kept busy raising the three children. She had a strong faith in Jesus and was an active lifelong member of Fountain Park United Methodist Church, teaching Sunday School, a member of the Women’s Society, and continuing to learn in Adult Sunday School classes.
Carol was a charter member of the Maplette homemakers for over 60 years. She maintained friendships with all the members as their children were growing up together and even after they were grown. Carol also worked for the Red Cross blood bank for several years.
Carol is survived by: son Richard (Carol ) Hesler of Menomonee Falls, grandchildren: Darren (Shanna) Hesler, John (Shelley) Hesler, Rachel (Jacquinot) Robinson, Amy Hesler, Andrew Koller, Deborah (Nick) Berenz, Rebecca (Collen) Keckeisen, and 10 great grandchildren, sister-in-law Opal (Harold) Hesler. Also by many dear cousins and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents, spouse Zach, son David, and daughters, Andrea and Linda.
A memorial service will be held on Friday, February 16, 2018 at 12:00 NOON at Fountain Park United Methodist Church, 828 Erie Ave., Sheboygan, with Pastor Warren Waddell officiating. Relatives and friends may visit with the family on Friday, February 16, 2018 from 11:00 AM until the time of service at the CHURCH.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Fountain Park United Methodist Church in Carol’s name.
William F. Boesel
William F. Boesel, age 72, of Glenbeulah, WI, passed away on Thursday Evening (February 8, 2018) after a heroic battle with ALS.
Bill was born in Milwaukee on January 10, 1946 to Harold and Mabel Boesel. In 1948 they packed up their kids: Violet, Ray, Norma, and Bill and moved out to the farm in the Town of Greenbush where their youngest child, Kathy, joined them. Harold died shortly after the move leaving Mabel to raise the kids alone. It was Mabel’s perseverance in the face of such hardship that cemented Bill’s strong work ethic throughout his life.
Bill attended St. John’s Lutheran School and Plymouth High School. He joined the U.S. Naval Reserves and served his country as a Seabee in Vietnam. Bill had a 40-year career as a cable splicer, a phone technician and a mentor for GTE / Verizon. After retiring, Bill hit the road with “Irene”, his trusty GPS, as a delivery driver for Rohde Brothers.
Bill married Bonnie (née Mayhew) in 1969 and though he often joked that he first started dating her for her ‘63 Chevy, it was clear after 48 years the two shared an unbreakable bond. Bill weathered ALS without complaint and Bonnie remained by his side as his companion and caretaker.
Bill loved his family and was good to his friends. He enjoyed making popcorn for his grandchildren, playing hours-long Monopoly games with his kids, feeding morning toast to Baze, his golden retriever of 14 years, watching the races, and keeping his yard looking pristine in all seasons. He and Bonnie liked going to concerts and frequenting the area supper clubs as much for the prime rib as for the brandy old fashioneds.
Family includes his wife, Bonnie; His children: Brett Boesel, Scott (Lori) Boesel, Terri Boesel, Leah (Mike) Maloof; Four grandchildren: Anna, Lucas, Liam and Raya; Three sisters: Violet Feldmann, Norma Walker, Kathy Mathes; Four sisters-in law: Lois (John) Lapcewich, Jill (Jack) Langemak, Bonnie Mayhew, Mary Mayhew; His beloved dog Ruby Blue and several nieces and nephews with a special thank you to Dan (Alice) Feldmann, Lori (Randy) Schmitt and Megan (Bill) Heus.
He is preceded in death by his parents; Brother: Ray; Brothers-in law: Howard Feldmann, Bill Mayhew and Norman Walker; Nephew: David Mathes and other good friends who have gone before him.
A Memorial Service will be on Tuesday (February 13, 2018) at 4:00 P.M. at Suchon Funeral Home in Plymouth. Rev. John Schultz, Pastor of St. John Lutheran Church will officiate.
Visitation will be held on Tuesday (Feb. 13) at Suchon Funeral Home from 2:00 P.M. until the time of Service.
In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund is being established in Bill’s name for the ALS Association of Wisconsin.
The Suchon Funeral Home and Cremation Services of Plymouth is assisting the family. For online condolences, please visit www.suchonfh.com.
The Boesel family would like to thank doctors and staff at the VA and Heartland Hospice, especially Jackie and Tara for all they have done for Bill.
A. Edwin Vinson
A. Edwin Vinson, 93, of Sheboygan Falls, passed peacefully into the presence of his Lord and Savior on Thursday afternoon, February 8, 2018, at Pine Haven Residential Home.
Ed was born on February 17, 1924, in Toledo, Ohio, son of James S. and Hazel (Kuehnle) Vinson. He was a 1942 graduate of Toledo Woodward High School. Ed served in the US Air Force during World War II as a bombardier in the 38th Bomb Group. On September 20, 1946, he married Ruth J. Kramer in Sheboygan. Ed started his career in Sheboygan in the hardware department at Prange-Geisenheimer Hardware. In 1951, he was the top salesperson of Delta Tools in Wisconsin. During that year, he changed careers to become a Life Underwriter for Metropolitan Life Insurance. He later served as the President of the Life Underwriters Association in Sheboygan. He retired in 1981, after 29 years of service with Metropolitan. In retirement, he worked in cabinet making and remodeling, turning his long-time hobby into a small part-time business. He also enjoyed the “hunt” for antique hand tools and woodworking planes. He was an active member of the Midwest Tool Collectors for many years.
In 1949, Ed joined the Evangelical Free Church in Sheboygan, where he served as a Sunday school teacher, Trustee, Chairman of the Executive Board, member of the Building Committee and many other areas of service. He developed a program for the Youth called, Teens ‘N Topics, where he helped the teens develop confidence in public speaking skills. He tirelessly worked with fellow members to remodel the church facility on south 9th street, the parsonage on south 10th street, the Christian Education Building Addition, and the subsequent remodeling a vacant Red Owl Store into the current facility.
His children, grandchildren, family members and friends remember Ed’s generous giving spirit, in so many ways. He devoted countless hours to helping each of us with any project, large or small. He was happy to have developed a strong relationship with his two son-in-laws, and his daughter-in-law through working together. He took delight in finding and gifting tools to his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He was known for meticulous calligraphy to personalize greeting cards, letter Bible verses as gifts, and most recently, to recognize the birthdays of some of his friends at Pine Haven. He was also known for his interesting, detailed story-telling, including tales of Grandpa Kuehnle, Montana, the Air Force, and working on projects.
Ed was the devoted father of two daughters, Sharyn (Al) Whitman of Hanover, IN and Lori (Gary) Lindau of Waterville, OH; and son, Dale (Brenda) Vinson of Sheboygan Falls; cherished grandfather of six grandchildren, Jason (Ondee) Whitman, Alia (Craig) Schellenberg, Jonathan (Orianna) Lindau, Peter Lindau, Joshua (Lauren) Vinson, and Zachery (Christina) Vinson; eleven great-grandchildren; one sister-in-law Mildred “Midge” Vinson; one brother-in-law, Donald (Peggy)Kramer of Minneapolis, and many nieces and nephews.
Ed was devoted to his wife Ruth who preceded him in death as well as his parents; one son, Ronald Vinson; one brother, John K. (Dorothy) Vinson, two sisters, Mary (Dell) Woon and Nancy (Larry) Pawlaczyk.
A service to celebrate Ed’s life will take place at 6 pm on Tuesday, February 13, 2018, at the Evangelical Free Church, 1710 N. 15th Street, Sheboygan, WI 53081, with the Rev. Dr. Gary Hylander and Rev. Jon MacDonald officiating. A private burial with military honors will take place at Wildwood Cemetery.
Relatives and friends may greet the family at the church on Tuesday from 3:00-6:00 pm, with the service immediately following at 6:00pm.
A memorial fund has been established in Ed’s name for Sheboygan County Campus Life, P.O. Box 83, Sheboygan, WI 53082-0083, or Sheboygan Evangelical Free Church, 1710 N. 15th Street, Sheboygan, WI 53081.
The Vinson family would like to extend their heartfelt appreciation to the staff at Pine Haven Residential Home, and the Sharon S. Richardson Community Hospice for the loving and dedicated care given to Ed and their family.
The staff of the Wenig Funeral Home of Sheboygan Falls (920-467-3431) is assisting Ed’s family with arrangements.