Stephanie M. Zill
Stephanie M. Zill, age 36, of Oostburg went to be with her Lord on Saturday, April 14, 2018.
Stephanie was born on March 8, 1982 in Milwaukee, the daughter of Ricky Zill and Julie Schoemer. She graduated from Sheboygan South High School, class of 2001.
Stephanie will be remembered for her positive attitude and her smile that lit up any room she was in. She loved attending classes at RCS with some of her favorites including; art, cooking, grooming, and positive value classes. Christmas time was her favorite holiday and she knew every word to every Christmas carol. Stephanie loved the warm sun, a nice warm bath, and warm fleece pajamas. She enjoyed going to Camp Evergreen in Sheboygan and Camp Wawbeek in Wisconsin Dells every summer. Stephanie found joy in playing games, whether it be bible trivia, Uno, or Monopoly.
Her kind heart and amazing outlook on life will forever be missed and will always be remembered.
Stephanie is survived by her mother Julie (Larry) Schoemer; father Ricky (Sandra) Zill; uncle Clifford (Mary) Eldridge; aunts, Connie Justus and Charlotte Nieland; and special friend Heather Drews. Other relatives and many friends further survive. She is preceded in death by a brother Cory Zill; her maternal grandparents Bob (Joan) Eldridge; paternal grandparents Elmer Zill and Lorraine Eigenberger and an uncle Elmer Zill Jr.
Funeral services for Stephanie will be held at 12:00 PM on Saturday, April 21, 2018 at Ballhorn Chapels Funeral and Cremation Care Center, 1201 N. 8th St. in Sheboygan, with Pastor Christian Gugel officiating. The family will receive visitors at the funeral home on Saturday from 10:00 AM until the time of the service at 12:00 PM. Stephanie will be laid to rest in Lutheran Cemetery in Sheboygan.
In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested.
Please visit ballhornchapels.com to leave an online condolence for the family.
Gilbert Bruckmueller Jr.
Gilbert Bruckmueller, Jr., 85, of Sheboygan, passed away Tuesday, April 10, 2018 at his home.
Gil was born January 27, 1933, in Milwaukee, to the late Gilbert Sr. and Margaret (Fiedler) Bruckmueller. He lived in Sheboygan until age 11 when the family moved to West Bend. Upon his graduation from West Bend High School, he served his country in the United States Navy from 1952 until 1956. After his honorable discharge, he pursued his education and graduated from the University of Wisconsin School of Business with a BBA degree in 1960.
He held managerial sales and marketing positions with the Joseph Schlitz Brewing Co., The Miller Brewing Co., The Pabst Brewing Co. and the Stroh Brewing Co. after they purchased the J.S.B. Co. He retired in 1995 from the Watkins-Shepard Trucking Co. where he held the position of national sales director.
He was a member of W. Edwin Palmer Lodge #718 F&AM located in Akron, OH and belonged to the Zor Temple Shrine in Madison.
Gilbert is survived by his sister, Marjorie Bruckmueller, Muskego.
A private service of interment will be held at Wisconsin Memorial Park in Brookfield after cremation. Please visit ballhornchapels.com to sign the guestbook.
John Schroeder, of Sheboygan, passed away early Sunday morning, April 15, 2018 at Sharon S. Richardson Community Hospice. He was 76 years old.
John was born July 16, 1941 in Milwaukee, the son of Albert and Florence (nee Litzow) Schroeder. After graduating from Mukwonago High School, John went on to earn a Bachelors Degree from UW Whitewater. John ran his own accounting business until his retirement in 2017.
On April 27, 1968, he was united in marriage with Gwen Prange at Holy Name of Jesus in Sheboygan.
John is survived by his wife of nearly 50 years, Gwen, and their children: Mary Claire Schroeder of Kohler and Michael (Marie) Schroeder of Howards Grove. He is further survived by his grandchildren Luke, Jack and Harry Schroder, brother Fred Schroeder of Westfield, WI, sister-in-law Judy Prange of Plymouth, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
He is preceded in death by his parents, his sister Julia Courtney and his brother-in-law Warner Prange.
Funeral Services will be held at 6:00 PM on Thursday, April 19, 2018 at Zimmer Westview Funeral and Cremation Care Center, W2132 Garton Road (Hwy 42 & JJ) in Sheboygan, with Fr. Richard Cerpich officiating. The family will receive visitors at the funeral home on Thursday from 4:30-6:00 PM.
John’s family would like to personally thank the staff at Sharon S. Richardson Community Hospice for their heartfelt compassion that was shown to John. They would also like to thank both Dr. Nicholas Barnes and Dr. Steven Sievers for the excellent care given to John.
In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to Sharon S. Richardson Community Hospice.
Please visit zimmerfuneralhome.com to sign the guestbook.
Gary Otte, age 83, of Plymouth, WI passed away peacefully at his home on Monday, April 16, 2018.
Gary was born on April, 2, 1935 in Sheboygan. WI, son of the late Gerhardt and Angelina (Rosenstein) Otte.
Gary graduated from North High School in Sheboygan WI. He then proudly served in the United States Marines.
On November 5, 1983 he married Ruth LaPean at St. Johns Catholic Church in Plymouth, WI.
Gary was employed at (GTE) General Telephone Company for most of his career and retired from GTE in 1988.
He was a member of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Plymouth.
Gary enjoyed tennis, biking, Packer Games, spending time with his grandchildren, and his dog (Lacey). Both Gary and Ruth spent 19 winters enjoying the warmth of Las Vegas.
He is survived by his wife, Ruth Otte of Plymouth; Two brothers and one sister; Mark (Joannie) Otte of Grafton and Tom Otte of Tennessee, Lois (Dick) Varichak of Madison, and three children; David (Joann) of Elkhart Lake, Dirk (Janet) Mequon, and Beth (Derek) Clarendon Hills, Illinois. Two stepchildren, Sue (Phil) Roberts of Appleton and Vicki Meyer of Sheboygan. His grandchildren; Nicole Roberts, Shawn Roberts, Tom Meyer, David Meyer, Christina Meyer, Megan Pfarr, John Otte, Sharon Otte, Rachel Otte-Davis, David Varichak, Anne Varichak, Robin Hackney, and Jill Otte.
He was preceded in death by his parents and his sibling Roger Otte.
He is also survived by great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends.
Funeral services will be held on Friday (April 20, 2018) at 5:30 P.M. at the Suchon Funeral Home in Plymouth. Father Philip Reifenberg, Pastor of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church will officiate.
Visitation will take place at the Suchon Funeral home on Friday (April 20) from 3:00 P.M. until the time of services.
The Plymouth VFW World Cheese Center Post 5612 will conduct military rites immediately following the services.
Cremation will take place following the services.
In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund is being established in Gary’s name.
The Suchon Funeral Home and Cremation Services of Plymouth is assisting the family. For online condolences, please visit suchonfh.com.
The family would like to send special thanks to the Plymouth EMTs for their quick response and the professionalism given while assisting Gary.