Alma F. Schueller
Alma F. Schueller, 92, of Sheboygan passed away on Thursday, May 3, 2018 at St. Nicholas Hospital in Sheboygan.
Alma was born to the late Carl and Elsiel (Rades) Koeser on March 18, 1926. She attended schools in the School Hill area. On September 9, 1944 she was united in marriage to Edward Ardell, Sr.. She later married Roman Schueller in August of 1965. They resided in Marshfield where she was employed with Johnson Garments and Pizza Palace. Together they enjoyed many fishing trips especially those to Canada and going to casinos. Roman passed sadly away in 1997. Following his death she returned to Sheboygan County. Her hobbies included plastic canvas, word search books, sewing and embroidery. Alma had worked at Lakeshore Marty in Plymouth.
She is survived by her daughter Sandra Jochmann of Plymouth; her sons Lyle (Wanda) Ardell of Plymouth, Rick (Pamm) Ardell of Redding, California and Edward (Darla) Ardell Jr. of Plymouth; nine grandchildren, seven step-grandchildren, great grandchildren, great-great grandchildren and a brother, Arno (Marlene) Koeser of Sheboygan Falls. She is further survived by many nieces, nephews and other relatives. Along with her parents and husband, Alma was preceded in death by a grandson, Steven Jochmann; a son-in-law Ronald Jochmann; a brother, Edgar Koeser; her sisters, Erna Schultz, Helen Schelk and Caroline Schrieber.
A funeral service for Alma will be held 12 Noon, Monday, May 7 at Trinity United Methodist Church in Waldo with Pastor Denise Kwiatkowski officiating. Burial will be in Union Cemetery at Louis Corners. Family and friends may gather at the church, 425 N. Lyndon Street, Waldo on Monday from 10 AM until the time of service at 12 Noon.
Memorials in Alma’s name are preferred.
Alma’s family would like to express their heartfelt gratitude to the staff of the St. Nicolas Hospice team for their comfort and care.
Joan Olsen French
Joan Olsen French of Sheboygan and Madison, Wisconsin, and Naples, Florida, passed away peacefully in her sleep on March 31.
Joan was the daughter of Rosa Bodden Boyd of Grand Cayman, West Indies, and Edward F. Boyd, who was born in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and raised in Jamaica, British West Indies. Born in Kingston, Jamaica, on April 16, 1934, Joan was educated in schools in Jamaica, Central America, and the United States. She earned an Associate Degree in Liberal Studies from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1956 and later continued her education at Lakeland College in Sheboygan.
After graduating from high school in Miami, Joan joined her parents in Tripoli, Libya. There she met Lt. Arthur J. Olsen, of Superior, Wisconsin, who was stationed at Wheelus Air Base while serving in the United States Air Force. They were married in Tripoli on March 9, 1953. They returned to the U.S. and both attended the University of Wisconsin, where Art received his law degree in 1956.
They then moved to Sheboygan, where Art started a law firm and served three terms as District Attorney and, later, as Family Court Commissioner of Sheboygan County. Joan was active in and volunteered with many community organizations in Sheboygan, including the Mead Public Library Foundation, John Michael Kohler Arts Center, Sheboygan Symphony Orchestra, Sheboygan Service Club, Lawyers’ Wives of Sheboygan County, Town and Country Garden Club, and Sheboygan County Landmarks, Ltd. They raised three loving children and made many wonderful, close, lifelong friends.
Art died of ALS in 1993. On March 29, 1997, Joan married James L. French of Sheboygan. Jim was the founder and CEO of the J.L. French Corporation. His wife, Mary Lou, had passed away in 1995. As the years passed, Joan and Jim spent more time in Naples, Florida, where they were patrons of the Naples Botanical Gardens, the Naples Museum of Art, the Naples Philharmonic, and the Naples Community Hospital. Jim died in January 2018.
Joan is survived by her daughter Janine Werra, Janine’s husband Fredrick, and their children Jennifer, James, and Jonathan Werra, all of Mesa, AZ; and by her sons Arthur John Olsen III and Jefren Olsen, both of Madison, Wisconsin, and by Jefren’s partner Kathy Rasmussen. She was preceded in death by her parents, her sister Sharon Boyd, and a grandson, Jason Werra.
There will be a private interment at Wildwood Cemetery in Sheboygan. The family will hold a memorial and celebration of her life at Bookworm Gardens in Sheboygan on Friday, June 8, from 3:30 to 6:00 p.m. Gifts in her memory may be made to the International Crane Foundation in Baraboo, WI, or the Mead Public Library in Sheboygan, WI.
Walter J. “Wally” Kohler IV
Walter J. “Wally” Kohler IV, of Mims, FL, lost a courageous battle with cancer on April 30, 2018, at the age of 63. Wally was born in Madison, WI on March 15, 1955, to Walter J. Kohler III and Susan Nall Kohler. He attended South High School in Sheboygan, WI (Class of ’73), before moving to Florida and enlisting in the United States Coast Guard. Following his Coast Guard career, Wally became a firefighter for the Titusville (FL) Fire Department, where he spent the next 33 years as a driver/operator, retiring in 2013. He was known as a “go-to guy” for information, fixing things, or help with stray or rescued animals.
Wally had a great love for animals, and he and his wife Jen ran Freedom Tails Rescue in Mims, FL for the past 4 years. He had no shame when a “foster fail” became a beloved family member.
Wally is survived by his wife Jen, daughter Jessica, granddaughters Emonie and Iyona Starkes, great-grandson Amir Atkinson, stepmother Mary Kohler Ahern, stepfather Buz Krauss, stepdaughter Barbara Page, brothers and sisters: Michael Mattick, Lisa (Steve) Boychew (TN), David (Sue) Kohler (CO), Bill (Susie) Kohler (WI), Kristin (Scott) Tetschlag (WI), Annie (Paul) Fichtner (WI), Dan Krauss (CO), and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his mother and father.
Wally’s family would like to thank the staff at Halifax Health Hospice, Edgewater, FL, for their care and concern, and Wally’s many friends and Firefighter Family for their help over the past three months.
A service was held Friday, May 4th in Titusville, FL. In Wally’s memory, donations are appreciated and can be made to:
Freedom Tails Rescue, Inc
PO Box 83
Mims, FL 32754