Janine M. Greger
Janine M. (Maurer) Greger, 62, of Sheboygan, passed away on April 22, 2018 at Sharon S. Richardson Community Hospice. She was born November 15, 1955 to John and Maxine Maurer in Sheboygan.
She graduated from Sheboygan South High School in the class of 1974 and was united in marriage to Timothy Greger on April 2, 1977 in Sheboygan. She loved the people she worked with in the Sheboygan Area School District both at Urban Middle School and South High School, where she prepared and served food to the students. Janine had a love for her family. She was a loving mother and wife and adored her grandchildren. She had a caring and serving heart for others above herself, including her pets.
Janine is survived by her parents, John and Maxine Maurer, husband, Timothy E. Greger; children, Jamie (Ward) Melville of Brookfield, Christopher (Jessica) Greger of Sheboygan and Andrea Greger of Madison; grandchildren, Addyson, Thomas, Ellie, James and Elizabeth – all her little angels; brothers, Dan (Sue) Maurer of Sheboygan, Don (Beth) Maurer of Waukesha and Dennis (Lois) Maurer of Menomonee Falls. She is further survived by nieces, nephews, other family and close friends.
She is preceded in death by her grandparents, son-in-law, Clay Wenger of Brookfield and her mother- and father-in-law, Ron and Joan Greger.
A memorial service will be held for Janine at 6:00 p.m. on Friday, April 27, 2018 at Reinbold-Novak Funeral Home, 1535 S. 12th St., Sheboygan, with visitation from 3:00 p.m. until the time of the service at 6:00 p.m. There will be a private family interment at a later date.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made in Janine’s name to the Vince Lombardi Cancer Clinic, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital or to Sharon S. Richardson Community Hospice. Condolences may be expressed online at reinboldfh.com.
The family would like to extend a special thank you to the doctors and staff at both the Vince Lombardi Cancer Clinic and Sharon S. Richardson Community Hospice.
John I. Queen
John I. Queen, of Sheboygan, passed away on April 20, 2018 from colon cancer at the age of 80. John was born on January 19, 1938 in Phenix City, Alabama to Odie William and Lillian Fuller Queen. John graduated from Benjamin Russell High School in Alexander City, Alabama. In 1956 John joined the Naval Reserves and received his basic training at Great Lakes Naval Base in Illinois. In February 1960 John married Patricia Frantz. John later married Judith A. Wilsing on February 11, 1967 in Waukegan, IL. They celebrated their 51st anniversary this year, 2018.
John worked at various companies through his working career including Armour Leather, PIP Industries, Wigwam Mills, Kingsbury Brewery and Beaumont Distributors as well as IP Cullen. John owned and operated John’s Corner Bar at 10th and Michigan Avenue in Sheboygan. He eventually retired in 2000 from the Kohler Company where he was a member of the Kohler Quarter Century Club and the Journey Man Millwright UAW.
John enjoyed many friendships and taking trips to The Island Casino with friends Joe Perez, Bob Bartel and Tom Morise, golf outings with Bob Tomack and horse racing in Chicago, Green Bay, and Muller’s Horse League with Don Gerber.
John is survived by his wife, Judith A. (Wilsing) Queen; son, Jeffery John (Margaret) Queen of Cudahy, Wl; granddaughter, Michelle Queen of Las Vegas, NV; grandson, Jeffery Alexander (Kassie) Queen of Waldo, Wl; great-grandchildren, Conner and Lucas; brother, Gerald Queen of Alexander City, AL; special niece and nephew, Patti Lynn (Wilsing) Klein and Bill Klein. John is further survived by nephews, Robert and James Wilsing, and Richard Zenk; niece, Katie (Collin) Powell and special friends, Steve Downs of Sheboygan, Wally, Brad and Tom.
John was preceded in death by his parents and nephews, Gregory Schneider, Scott R. Wilsing and Mark Zenk.
Family and friends may gather at Reinbold-Novak Funeral Home, 1535 S. 12th St., on Wednesday, April 25, 2018 from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. Visitation will continue at the funeral home on Thursday, April 26, 2018 from 9:00 a.m. until the time of the funeral service at 10:00 a.m. Entombment will take place at Sunrise Memorial Gardens with VFW Post 9156 providing military honors.
Memorials may be made to Sharon S. Richardson Community Hospice in John’s name. Condolences may be expressed online at reinboldfh.com.
The family would like to extend a thank you to Dr. Beiersdorf, Dr. Kumar and the staff at Sharon S. Richardson Community Hospice, especially Valerie and Brenda, for their care and support of John and family.
Amalia Nikolatos Balassi was born in Patras, Greece on September 3, 1936 to the late Peter and Maria (Anastasatos) Nikolatos. At the age of 18 she emigrated to the United States and lived in Wisconsin for the rest of her life. Amalia worked hard to provide for her immediate and extended family. Her home was open to all those passing through where she provided food, company, and a place to rest. Her life was characterized by service, hospitality, and the love of family.
Her career carried her to become a chef at the American Club, the Yacht Club, and her very own place called Sonny’s on Broadway in Sheboygan Falls, WI. The kitchen was her home and her cooking was her art. All who knew Amalia knew the delicacies she produced.
She is survived by her loving husband, George Balassi, her son Elias (Julie) Balassi and her daughter Maria (Robert) Lee. At too young an age she lost her firstborn son Thomas, her younger son Christos and a granddaughter Alexandra. Amalia had the pleasure of knowing twelve grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren; all who loved her and received her undying love and devotion. Amalia is survived by her grandchildren: Amelio, Dimitrios, Gregory, Nicholas, Alexandra, Amalitsa, Georgios, Iakovos, Elias, Sophia, Magdalene and Luca, great-grandchildren: Angelia, Santos, Brianna, Tavyean, Sebastian, Andreas, Leonidas, and Ekaterina, sisters: Barbara, Kalliope, and Demetra.
She was preceded in death by her parents, a brother Lakis and sisters Kiki, Harula and infant sister Arate.
Amalia passed away peacefully on April 17, 2018 surrounded by her loved ones. Family and friends may gather at St. Spyridon Greek Orthodox Church, 1425 S. 10th Street, Sheboygan, WI on Wednesday, April 25, 2018 from 10 a.m. until the time of funeral service at 12:00 p.m. noon with grandson Fr. Dimitri Lee, Fr. Leo Gavrilos, Fr. Ted Trifon, and Fr. Peter Pappademetriou, officiating. Burial will follow in the Wildwood Cemetery.
Her life was an example of love, compassion, and her philoxenia (love of the stranger). To know her was to love her. May her memory be eternal.