Leila A. Haas Spieker
Leila A. Haas Spieker, age 100, of Plymouth, passed away on (Wednesday, April 18, 2018) at Terrace Place in Sheboygan.
She was born in Kiel, WI, on July 18, 1917, daughter of the late Ernst and Lilly (Pingel) Borkenhagen.
Leila attended grade school at St. John Lutheran School in Plymouth. Following school she worked at Lakeshire Cheese Co.
On April 18, 1936, she married Alfred R. Haas at St. John Lutheran Church in Plymouth. Following their marriage they lived in Sheboygan, Weeden Station, Hulls Crossing, Plymouth, and in Sheboygan again. Alfred preceded her in death on Dec. 6, 1967.
On November 14, 1969, she married Emil R. Spieker at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Sheboygan. They resided in Waldo following their marriage. Emil preceded her in death on Dec. 28, 1993. Leila moved to Plymouth where she has resided since Emil’s passing.
She worked as a seamstress at Lakeland Manufacturing in Sheboygan for 32 years until her retirement.
After retiring, she enjoyed many years of golfing and even had a hole-in-one. She also loved playing cards and belonged to many bridge and sheepshead groups, sometimes playing 2 or 3 times a day.
She also enjoyed going to her son’s home in Neenah, and also to Hawaii to visit her son Merlin’s family there. Leila was definitely one who was always smiling and enjoyed her life to the fullest.
She is survived by: One son: David J. Haas of Neenah; One grandson: Richard (Lei) Haas of Kailua, Hawaii; Five great-grandchildren: Justin Borges-Akua and Davis Haas both of Kailua, Jean (Charles) Flunker of Waldo, Robert (Donna) Cotter of Madison, and Ann Cotter of Waldo; and Four great-great-grandchildren: Richard Flunker and Beth Luebtke of Waldo, and Christopher and Shean Cotter of Madison.
Leila was preceded in death by: Her two husbands; Parents; Son: Merlin Harvey Haas; Daughter-in-law: Theresa; Grandson: Danny Flunker; Three sisters: Verna Horn, Linda Gardener, and Hilda Frantz; and Brother: Harvey Borkenhagen.
Following Leila’s wishes, cremation has taken place.
Memorial services will be held on Saturday (May 5, 2018) at 11:00 A.M. at St. John Lutheran Church in Plymouth. Rev. Nathan Meador, Pastor of the Church, will officiate. Inurnment will be in Greenlawn Memorial Park in the Town of Sheboygan.
Visitation will take place at CHURCH on Saturday (May 5) from 10:00 A.M. until the time of services.
In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund is being established in Leila’s name for St. John Lutheran School.
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 a special thanks to her nephew; Jack Borkenhagen for all the special care of Leila especially the last 12 months and to the entire staff’s at Rocky Knoll Health Care Facility, Terrace Place, and Compassus Hospice for all the compassion and care given to Leila.
Jeanette Jonelis, 77, of Kiel died Monday morning April 16, 2018 at Atrium Post Acute Care, New Holstein. She is the former Jeanette Dekker, born April 7, 1941 in New Holstein, daughter of the late Frederick & Thekla (Zillmann) Dekker. Jeanette attended Kiel High School.
On April 25, 1964 she was united in marriage to Anton Jonelis Jr at SS Peter & Paul Catholic Church. He preceded her in death on July 15, 1995. Together, Jeanette and Anton owned and operated Huddle Inn from 1964 until 1970. She also worked at various businesses in the area including Richardson Furniture, Krier Foods and Kiel Woodenware. Jeanette loved cooking and collecting cookbooks, she especially enjoyed spending time with family.
Survivors include her children; Todd Jonelis, Kiel, Janice (Jeff) Woelfel, Wautoma, step daughters; Joyce (Tom) Jensen, Joan (Stacey) Steinhauer both of New Holstein. Grandchildren; Matt (Andrea) Pingel, Laura Pingel, Richard “Tex” Vollmer, Fawn (Joseph) Mitchem, Shirley Arnold, Billie Rae Brush. Jeanette is further survived by numerous great grandchildren, her brother; Donald (Karen) Dekker along with nieces, nephews other relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents, a brother; Alfred “Hans” Dekker, brother; LaMar (Loretta) Wasmer, a sister-in-law; Wanda Dekker along with numerous brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law on the Jonelis side of the family.
According to Jeanette’s wished, cremation has taken place. No services will be held.
Jeanette’s family would like to thank the staff and nurses at Atrium Acute Care, New Holstein for the love and compassion shown to Jeanette.
Meiselwitz-Vollstedt Funeral Home is assisting the family.
Online condolences at meiselwitzfh.com.
William Charles Mitchell Sr.
William Charles Mitchell Sr., of Random Lake, WI, passed away at his residence on April 21st, 2018, surrounded by his family. He was 72 years old.
Bill was born January 8, 1946 in Milwaukee, WI to the late Donald and Mildred (Wilke) Mitchell.
He attended Milwaukee Area Schools, received his GED in 1976, an associate degree in electronics in 1983 from Lakeshore Technical College, and obtained numerous EMT and Firefighting certifications.
Bill was united in marriage with Carol Sorgent on January 18, 1966 in Iron Mountain, MI. He enlisted in the Air Force in 1965 where he worked as a jet engine mechanic. His duties took him and his family all over the world, including Montana, California, Michigan, Illinois, Okinawa, and England.
Bill worked at HGI in Belgium, WI, owned and operated the famous Video-City in Random Lake, Home Depot in Grafton, WI, and volunteered for the Random Lake Fire Department as a Lieutenant and EMT intermediate level, along with various other duties for 28 years. He was also a member of the American Legion, Post 0145 in Random Lake.
After retirement, he enjoyed studying hypnosis. He was a certified hypnotherapist and owned and operated Guided Imagery in Random Lake. He was also an ordained minister. Bill liked camping with family, working around the house, and reading. Bill also enjoyed riding his Harley Davidson. Bill and Carol rode their Harley over much of Wisconsin and on Sundays, you would usually find them out on the bike. They attended many rallies, Sturgis, and traveled around South Dakota.
Bill is survived by his children: Bill (Kim) Mitchell of Manitowoc, Vicky (Chad) Mayer of Adell, and Charlie Mitchell of Fredonia; his grandchildren: Jacob, McKenzie, and Jack Mitchell, Logan and Mason Jonas, Kaila and Jamie Bloemers, Nathan, Abby, and Josie Mitchell.
He is also survived by his sister Shirley (Doyle) Nelson of Las Vegas, NV and their children Wendy, Ashley, and Sean and his special k9 friends Bear and Angel.
Bill is proceeded in death by his wife, and grandson Tyler.
A joint celebration of life for Bill and Carol will be on May 5, 2018 at the Random Lake Firehouse in Random Lake, WI . Visitation will be from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm. Services at 3:00 p.m. light lunch to follow.
Eustacio Medina, Jr.
Eustacio Medina, Jr., 58, of Sheboygan, passed away on Saturday, April 28, 2018 at his home with his family by his side.
Eustacio was born on October 17, 1959 in Brownsville, Texas to Eustacio and Maria (Padron) Medina. He was a 1979 graduate of Porter High School. On May 24, 1980 he married Melva Castro. Eustacio was a retail manager for Mac Rents in Kingsville, Texas. In 1997 he moved the family to Sheboygan, Wisconsin. While he was here, he worked last as a truck driver for Estes.
Eustacio was a member of St. Clements Catholic Church. He was a board member of the Sheboygan Historical Society, Partners for Community Development, Chamber of Commerce (TX), Lion’s Club (TX), Historical Preservation of Downtown Kingsville, TX, a Hispanic Service Club President, a Sheboygan County Board Supervisor, a coach for little league baseball and adult league baseball. Eustacio enjoyed collecting old model cars, attending music events, being a DJ and playing music for people, riding his motorcycle, cheering for the Dallas Cowboys, traveling with his wife, Melva, and loved spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren.
Eustacio was survived by his loving wife, Melva; his children, Janell (Tim) Dolfin, Justinn Medina and Jonathan Medina; grandchildren, Viviana, Adrian and Dominic Dolfin; father and mother, Eustacio Sr. and Maria Medina; brothers and sisters, Gloria (Santiago) Fuentes, Vicente Medina, Ricardo (Teresa) Medina, Patricia Medina, Virginia Medina, Maria (Scott) Brusse, Veronica (Michael Schwarten) Medina and Jose Luis (Chrissy Mikulice) Medina; mother-in-law, Teodula Castro; brothers-in-law and sisters-inlaw, Juan (Ana) Castro, Arnold (Leticia) Castro, Mary (Jorge) Rosales, Gerado (Yvette) Castro and Veronica (Jose) Nava; and a special niece and nephew, Amanda Salazar and Cesar Salazar. He is further survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Eustacio was preceded in death by his grandmother, Viviana Savedra; and father-in-law, Regulo Castro.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Wednesday, May 2, 2018 at St. Clement Catholic Church in Sheboygan at 12pm with Rev. Giddeon Buya officiating. Burial will be at Greendale Cemetery.
Relatives and friends may greet the family on Tuesday, May 1, 2018 at the Wenig Funeral Home in Oostburg from 4-7pm and again on Wednesday, May 2, 2018 at the CHURCH from 10am until the time of service at 12pm.
A memorial fund is being established in his name.
For online condolences and additional information please visit wenigfh.com.
The staff of the Wenig Funeral Home in Sheboygan Falls (920-467-3431) is assisting the Medina family.