Helen M. Bogenhagen
Helen M. Bogenhagen, age 94 of Sheboygan Falls passed away peacefully on Wednesday morning May 2, 2018 at the Pine Haven Covenant Home where she had been residing.
One would never know it to look at her, a petite, humble and above all, kind woman. But Helen was the finest example of strength, fortitude and perseverance. She had a iron will with her foundation set in an absolutely unmovable faith.
Her love for her God and family was her north star. She was a selfless mother whose love had no bounds. The daughter of George & Anna Ernst, she married her high school sweetheart, Harold F. Bogenhagen. Together they had six children but Harold died in 1966. From that dark hour Helen rose to become a fierce and tireless super Mom.
Her’s was a life of faithfulness and service to her children, parents, church and community. She sang for many years in her church choir and was a soloist at many church services, weddings and funerals. Music was her joy, she had a song for every occasion. To her last days a song was never far from her lips. She was the first woman on the church council at her beloved St. Marks Lutheran Church and was instrumental in gaining the right of women to vote in church matters. Helen loved her work as a volunteer reading helper at Wilson Elementary School. Bowling, golf and gardening were among her hobbies, but most important to her was her dedication to her children.
Helen is survived by five children; Dan (Debrah) Bogenhagen of Stony Brook, NY, Nancy (Kevin) Grady of Port Washington, Amy (Mike) Bero of Green Bay, Bill (Lynn) Bogenhagen of Middleton and Linda (Charlie) Belz of Brooklyn; 7 grandchildren, 7 great grandchildren and a sister in law, Alice Ernst of Sheboygan.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Harold (Bogie), her daughter Susan M. Grosnick, a granddaughter Rebecca Belz and her brother George Ernst.
Funeral services for Helen will be held at 11:30 A.M. Tuesday, May 8, 2018 at St. Mark Lutheran Church, 1019 N. 7th Street, Sheboygan. the Rev. Brett Matz will officiate. Relatives and friends may call at the church from 10:00 A.M. until the time of service. Interment will follow at Lutheran Cemetery.
A memorial fund has been established in Helen’s name.
Helen’s family would like to give special thanks to the staff at Pine Haven Covenant Home, Prairie Crossing Assisted Living and Sharon S. Richardson Community Hospice. Finally and most importantly, special thanks to Aunt Alice Ernst, who was a stalwart companion, who allowed Mom to stay in her own home for longer than would otherwise have been possible.
The Olson Funeral Home & Cremation Service has been entrusted with Helen’s arrangements.
Robert C. “Bob” Bartzen
Robert C. “Bob” Bartzen, 90, of Sheboygan, died on Wednesday, May 2, 2018 at Sharon S. Richardson Community Hospice. He was born November 24, 1927 in Sheboygan to Clemens and Jeanette (Walvoord) Bartzen.
Bob graduated from North High School with the class of 1946. He then went on to attend M.S.O.E, before proudly joining the US Army. Bob was stationed in Japan post WWII.
On May 1, 1954 he was united in marriage to Mary G. Skrube at Ss. Cyril & Methodius Catholic Church in Sheboygan. Following his honorable discharge from the Army, Bob worked for Shriver Natural Gas Conversion. He then went on to work for Levitan Fruit Company and Bartzen Liquor.
Bob was a lifetime member of the Elks Club. He enjoyed volunteering and donated a lot of his time to Ss. Cyril & Methodius Catholic Church at BINGO, working in the kitchen, with the maintenance department, and at Greendale Cemetery. He also helped his neighbors whenever they needed anything. Bob was known for his enormous vegetable garden, making his “famous” popcorn, and white chocolate covered pretzels, which he would give to family and friends throughout the year, but especially around the holidays. His made-from-scratch apple and cherry pies and poppy seed torte were a must at family gatherings. In his younger years, Bob was very athletic, lettering in tennis, basketball, and track. In his senior year he won the state championship in men’s singles tennis.
Bob is survived by his wife Mitz of 64 years; by his children Mary Jo (Michael) Sutton, Robert P. (Jody) Bartzen, Carol (Tim) Stielow, and TJ (Sandy) Bartzen; by his nine grandchildren Aaron (Dana) Kolste, Alison (Jason) Koenig, Amy (Josh) Arthur, Kelly (Steve) Ogden, Jeff Bartzen, John (Fiancée Leah Schneider) Bartzen, Jennifer and Jaclyn Stielow, and Michelle Bartzen; by his twelve great-grandchildren and his sister-in-law Daniella (Ralph) Dottai. He is further survived by his nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, and two brothers Clemens and Jim Bartzen.
A Memorial Mass will be held on Friday, May 25, 2018 at 6:00 PM at Ss. Cyril & Methodius Catholic Church, 822 New Jersey Ave., Sheboygan, with Rev. Robert J. Lotz officiating. Inurnment will take place at Greendale Cemetery. Relatives and friends may visit with the family on Friday, May 25, 2018 from 3:30 PM until the time of mass at the CHURCH.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Ss. Cyril & Methodius Catholic Church, Pine Haven Christian Home, or Sharon S. Richardson Community Hospice.
The family would like to express their gratitude to the staff of Pine Haven Christian Home, Sharon S. Richardson Community Hospice, and Dr. James Pawlak for all the excellent care they gave Bob.
Barbara J. Kalkopf
Barbara J. Kalkopf, of Sheboygan, passed away Wednesday, May 2, 2018 at St. Luke’s Medical Center in Milwaukee surrounded by her family. She was 77 years old.
Barb was born December 3, 1940 in Milwaukee, the daughter of Gordon and Helen (nee Bigaj) Millen. She attended school in Milwaukee, graduating from St. Stanislaus Catholic School.
Barb worked at Lakeland Manufacturing, Sheboygan Paper Box and Rockline. She loved playing bingo during her weekly trips to Oneida. She enjoyed doing puzzles, crossword puzzles, doing crafts, playing cards and spending time with her family.
She is survived by her children: Gail (Willie) Hagemeier of Plymouth, Dan Kalkopf, Jeff Kalkopf and Craig (Cindy) Kalkopf, all of Sheboygan. She is further survived by her son-in-law Dave Louisier of Sheboygan, grandchildren: Jessica (Sarah) and Amanda Louisier, Joe Hicks, Nick, Drake and Levi Kalkopf, step-grandchildren, great-grandchildren, siblings, other relatives and friends. She is preceded in death by her daughter Joan Louisier.
A private celebration of Barb’s life will be held. In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund is being established.