The Post-Crescent from Appleton, Wisconsin on January 23, 1998 · 14
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Appleton, Wisconsin
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Friday, January 23, 1998
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B POST-CRESCENT, APPLETON-NEENAH-MENASHA, WIS. B FRIDAY, JANUARY 23, 1998 AREA NEWS IN ; BRIEF FROM POST-CRESCENT SERVICES SHAWANO Motorized traffic banned rest of winter on lake The Shawano County Board has voted to ban snowmobiles and other motorized traffic on Shawano Lake for the rest of winter. "We don't want anyone else to die on this lake," said Steve Golu-bic, Shawano County emergency management coordinator. A Seymour man died when his snowmobile broke through the ice in December, and a Pella couple who were last seen Jan. 10 snow-mobiling around the lake remain missing. The ordinance passed by the board banned motorized traffic on the lake until April 1. That includes cars, trucks, snowmobiles and all-terrain vehicles. The only exemption is emergency rescue equipment. Violators face fines ranging from $50 to $100. The ban does not prevent people from walking onto the lake, but officials urged caution. APPLETON Authorities issue alert about fund-raising scam The Outagamie County Sheriffs Department and the Appieton Police Department are warning residents of an apparent fund-raising scam. The departments said an Apple-ton resident and a businesswoman received a call Thursday from a person identifying himself as Mike Walker, representing an "area sheriff s department," and saying he was calling to sell an ad. When she questioned him further, he hung up. Police said the woman retrieved the caller's number of 248-569-9095. The sheriff s department said it has no ad campaign in progress, and police said it appears the call was fraudulent and originated from Pontiac, Mich. People who receive similar calls should contact Appieton police at 832-5525. WAUPACA Two accused of stealing, trying to sell ATVs Two people have been charged with stealing a pair of four-wheel all-terrain vehicles that they then allegedly tried to sell to undercover officers. Kenneth C. Carey, 20, and Jonathan E. Kempka, 19, no addresses given, were charged this week in Waupaca County Circuit Court with two counts of driving a vehicle without the owner's consent and one count each of burglary, possession of stolen property and transfer of stolen property. The ATVs were taken from residences in the Town of Larrabee and the Town of Wyoming between Dec. 1 and Dec. 4. The two were nabbed when they took an undercover officer to a Town of Wyoming property and tried to sell them to him. Carey's case was continued to Jan. 27. Kempka faces a Feb. 3 preliminary hearing. CLINTONVILLE Three suspects held on burglary charges Police took three male suspects into custody Wednesday in connection with a series of area burglaries. The three - two, ages 21 and 17 from Clintonville, and a 20-year-old Fremont resident - were held under $10,000 cash bonds in the Waupaca County Jail. The three were taken into custody after police received a report of a suspicious vehicle parked near a local business. Officers found the three in the vehicle and recovered several burglary tools and stolen items. Police Chief Terry Lorge said at least two weapons that may have been used in the burglaries reported over the past several weeks were also recovered. TOWNOFMENASHA Figure skating event set at TiCounty Arena More than 350 competitors from Wisconsin, Michigan and Illinois are taking part in the eighth annual Fox Cities Invitational Figure Skating Competition at the Tri-County Arena. Skaters will compete in compul-sories, dance, spins and freestyle. There is no admission charge. The events run 2:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. today, 8 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Saturday and 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday. Best events for viewing are performances with music, which run Saturday and Sunday. The event is sponsored by the Valley Figure Skating Club. Deputy faces suspension on day he returns WAUSAU (AP) - A sheriffs deputy who successfully fought his firing in court and won $ 120,000 in back pay was suspended on the day he returned to work because of additional allegations of sexual and other misconduct. Marathon County Sheriff Gary Marten said Deputy Gary Babl, 41, was suspended with pay "pending a termination proceeding before the Personnel Committee." Babl had returned to work Tuesday. Marten cited several new charges, at least one of which is almost identical to the sexual misconduct charges that got the deputy fired in 1994. Marten said there also were new allegations "that have to do with violations of policy and procedure and related to the trustworthiness of a law enforcement officer." He declined to be any more specific. Babl's union attorney, Gordon McQuillen, said Thursday the new allegations are "bogus" and "retaliatory," and they will be fought by the deputy, who might consider a harassment case against the county. Babl was fired in November 1994 by then Sheriff Gerald Kittel after several women alleged the deputy had sexual encounters with them following traffic stops. The most serious allegations involved a woman who told investigators she had intercourse with Babl while they were parked at a county shooting range. State arbitrator Gil Vernon later concluded that Babl had "a despicable set of marital values," but said those values were unrelated to his job and ordered his return to work. Public hearing to be held on proposed development in NEW LONDON - A public hearing for a conditional use permit to allow development at the southeast corner of State 54 and Business 45 will be held in February by the city Plan Commission. New London Shell Inc., composed of four area men, requested a conditional use permit to allow Becky L. Waupaca Boivin Age 44, passed away Wednesday, January 21, 1998 at her residence in the Town of Lind, Waupaca County, Wisconsin after a 6Vi year long battle with cancer. What's amazing is that she survived those 6'2 years after being told she had three months to hve...6'2 years ago. She was born on July 19, 1953 in Fort Lee, Virginia, a daughter of Robert and Sis (Neu-man) Isaacson. She married Michael Boivin on February 24, 1973 in Oconto Falls, Wisconsin. He survives. Becky attended and graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point. She was a member of St. Mary Magdalene Catholic Church in Waupaca. Survivors include her husband, Mike, Waupaca; a son, Chad (Jessica) Boivin, Waupaca; two daughters: Danielle Boivin, UW Eau Claire and Lisa Boivin, at home; her father and step-mother: Robert and Aileen Isaacson, Shawano; a brother, Daniel (Sue) Isaacson, Tampa, Florida. She was preceded in death by her mother, Sis; and by a sister, Lisa. Mass of Christian Burial will be Saturday, January 24, at 10:30 a.m. at St. Mary Magdalene Catholic Church in Waupaca with the Rev. Paul Vanden Hogen officiating. Friends may call Friday from 4 until 8 p.m. at the Holly Funeral Home in Waupaca and on Saturday one hour prior to the service at the church. Her love for Iter family and friends was unmatched and unbelievable. We will miss her, but we will all be together soon. Say hi to God for us Becky. John A. Gerrits 1211 Oakridge Avenue Kaukauna Age 101, died Wednesday, January 21, 1998 at St. Paul Home. He was born September 29, 1896 in Hollandtown, the son of the late Henry and Bardine (Vandcrloop) Gerrits. John married Nellie Vand-er Wettcring on November 8, 1921. He was a mechanic for 31 years, first working at Coffey Motors and then at Van Lieshout. He was also a custodian for eight years at St. Mary Catholic Church until retiring in 1962. On Veterans Day, John would visit the students at Electa Quinney Middle School and discuss his experience as a World War I Veteran. He was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church, Kaukauna VFW Electric City Post 3319, Kaukauna American Legion Post 41, and the Kaukauna Knights of Columbus Council 1033. He is survived by two sons and a daughter-in-law: James Gerrits, Appieton; Gerald and Judy Gerrits, Roscmount, Minnesota; four grandchildren: John Gerrits and friend, Julie; Patrick Gerrits; Mark (Jackie) Gerrits; and Joseph Gerrits; two great-granddaughters: Samantha Gerrits and Kassidy Super Bowl cheese I - X ' f j . , . i ' ' ' -y r yt ' ' f "if ' f KRAFT FOODS cheese sculptor Allen Hendricks puts the finishing touches on a replica of the Vince Lombardi Trophy carved from a 600-pound block of Wisconsin cheddar cheese Thursday in Green Bay. Hendricks spent more than 16 hours turning the block of cheese into a copy of pro football's most coveted trophy. Kraft undertook the project as its way of honoring the Green Bay Packers' appearance in the Super Bowl this Sunday in San Diego. installation of petroleum tanks on the site owned by SSG Corp. of Hudson, which formerly was a service station at State 54 and Business 45. The developers are also planning to purchase Lorraine's Restaurant property, owned by Mike and Cindy Wulf. Gerrits. He was preceded in death by his wife, Nellie, in 1992; a son, Russell Gerrits, in 1974; four brothers: William (Anne); Theodore (Nell); Neal (Claudia); and Joseph (Agnes) Gerrits; four sisters: Hattie (William) Hagens; Anne (Tony) Van Vreede; Nell (John) Bergman; and Mae (Ray) Lang. The Funeral Liturgy will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, January 24, 1998 at St. Mary Catholic Church, Kaukauna, with Fr. Robert Udu-lutsch officiating. Burial will be in St. Francis Cemetery, Holland-town. Friends may call at the Greenwood-Fargo Funeral Home 500 Hendricks Avenue Kaukauna from 4 to 8 p.m. on Friday and after 8:30 a.m. on Saturday until the cortege leaves for the church. The Kaukauna VFW Electric City Post 3319 and the Kaukauna American Legion Post 41 will gather at 6:30 p.m., and there will be a parish prayer service at 7 p.m. Friday evening. Complete military rites will be conducted immediately following the mass. A memorial fund has been established in his name. Clarence Goss 1168 Manitowoc Road Menasha Age 87, died on Thursday, January 22, 1998. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and pending at the LAEMMERICH COMMUNITY FUNERAL HOME, Menasha. Bernice C. Heinzl Weyauwega Age 85, died on January 22, 1998 at the Weyauwega Health Care Center. She was born on January 18, 1913 in Appieton, Wisconsin; the daughter of the late Harry and Catherine (Hoh) Hove. She was married May 5, 1934 in Appieton to Clifford Heinzl. He preceded her in death on July 1, 1994. Bernice enjoyed crocheting. Survivors include a son, James, Weyauwega; a daughter, Sandra (James) Oswald, Oak Forest, Illinois; a grandson, James Oswald Jr., California; four sisters: Gladys Hagcman, Appieton; Mildred Brecklin, Milwaukee; Florence Barth, Appieton; and Catherine Dempywolf, Appieton and nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, January 24, at 7 p.m. at the Lewin Funeral Home, Fremont. Rev. Curtis Miller will officiate. Burial will be in Highland Memorial Park, Appieton. Friends may call at the Lewin Funeral Home on Saturday from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Mrs. Howard Hoehne Norma Buetow 213 John Street, Kaukauna Age 66, died unexpectedly Wednesday, January 21, 1998 at home. She was born October 4, 1931 in Kaukauna, the daughter of the late Walter and Lorraine (Pautz) Buetow. Norma married Howard Hoehne on May 3, 1952 AP photo The development involves three parcels of land situated south and east of the intersection. The developers are city attorney Earl Luaders, Mark Coenen of Seymour, distributor of Shell gasoline; John Piotter of Waupaca; and Ed Nelson. Coenen also was involved in the OBITUARIES at Trinity Ev. Lutheran Church. She Was a member of Trinity Ev. Lutheran Church and their Ladies Aid. She is survived by four children: Gary (Peggi) Hoehne, Kau-1 kauna; Diane (Steve) Adams, Appieton; Debbie (Ralph) Lindow, Kaukauna; Lori (Terry) Meyerhof-er, Kaukauna; 12 grandchildren: Donna (Barry) Allen, David Hoehne, Mark Bartels, Barry Adams, Kim and Sarah Calder, Kristine, Kerri and Amanda Lindow, Bryan, Eric and Leah Meyerhofer; a sister, Barbara Bartelt, Appieton; three brothers: Carl (Julie) Frederick, Washington; Tom (Sharon) Frederick, Oneida; Bruce (Linda) Frederick, Neenah. She is further survived by her husbands two brothers and two sisters: Robert (Margie) Hoehne, Kaukauna; William Hoehne, King; Marge (Jerry) Vils, Kaukauna; Mildred Ostryzns-ki, Sheboygan. She was preceded in death by her husband, Howard on August 16, 1997, a brother-in-law, Cliff Bartelt, her husbands brother and brother-in-law: Richard (Erna) Hoehne, and Leo Os-tryznski. Funeral service will be at 11 a.m., Saturday, January 24, 1998 at Trinity Ev. Lutheran Church, Kaukauna, with Pastor Ronald Raddatz officiating. Burial will be in Trinity Ev. Lutheran Cemetery. Friends may call at Trinity Ev. Lutheran Church, 804 Grignon Street, Kaukauna, from 9 a.m. on Saturday until the time of service. A memorial fund has been established in her name. Fargo Funeral Home 400 West Wisconsin Avenue Kaukauna Mom, We will miss you dearly, but know you're now with Dad. Love, Your Children Edward J. Loewenhagen 525 Willow Drive, Kaukauna Age 68, died Thursday, January 22, 1998, at St. Elizabeth Hospital fol-' lowing a long illness with congestive heart failure. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and pending at Fargo Funeral Home 400 W. Wisconsin Ave. Kaukauna Marie A. Wagner W8713 Forest Avenue Fond du Lac Age 82, formerly of Jericho, died Seacefully on Wednesday, January 1, 1998 at her home surrounded by her family, following a courageous battle with cancer. She was born on May 2, 1915 in Mt. Calvary; daughter of the late Anton and Katherine (Kraemer) Brenner. She married Sylvester Wagner on June 1, 1943 at Holy Cross Catholic Church in Mt. Calvary. They celebrated their golden wedding anniversary in 1993. She was a beautician prior to her marriage, and then she and her husband Sexual predator sent to state Resource Center Lawrence Penha a substantial risk to re-offend, judge rules By Andy Thompson Post-Crescent staff writer A former Appieton man who served time in prison for sexual assault has been committed to a secure mental health facility under the Wisconsin's sexual predator law. Lawrence B. Penha, 50, will be committed indefinitely to the Wisconsin Resource Center in Oshkosh under the terms of a ruling by Outagamie County Circuit Judge Dennis Luebke. Luebke ruled in November that Penha was a sexually violent person who posed a substantial risk to reoffend if released into the community. The judge then committed Penha to the Resource Center. The issue at a recent hearing was whether Penha would continue to be committed to a secure mental health facility or if he would be placed in a community-based setup. Luebke opted for the secure commitment. Board adjusts pay LITTLE CHUTE - The Village Board has unanimously altered additional compensation amounts set previously for two staff members who have been appointed to interim positions until a successor to former Village Administrator Russ Van Gompel is selected. Finance Director Dale Haug, who was appointed interim village administrator, now will receive an development of the convenience storegas station at CB and U.S. 10 near the Outagamie County Airport. Other plans include a convenience store, fast-food restaurant, possibly drive-through banking services and a laundromat. According to Luaders and farmed in the Town of Brother-town until their retirement in 1978. She was a member of Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Jericho, the Chrirtian Mothers, the Daughters of Isabella; and Germania Society. Marie always enjoyed a good card game with her many friends, and she belonged to several neighborhood card clubs. She took great pride in her grandchildren, and loved to hear of their many accom- Elishments. urvivors include her husband, Sylvester; six children: James (Rita) Wagner, Reedsburg, Chris (Marv) Rach, Fond du Lac; Loren (Nancy) Wagner, Sauk City; Gladys (Paul) lienor, Kiel; Marvin (Holly) Wae ner, Milwaukee; Ellen (Daniel) Wepner, Eldorado; 17 grandchildren: Angie, Nick and Sarah Wagner, Bryan (Tammy) Rach, Chad, Damian and Anne Rach, Wendy (Dennis) Cooper, Patrick (Jennifer) Tienor, Ben and Elizabeth Tienor, Anton and Hay-den Wagner, Emily, Aaron, Rachel and. Megan Wepner; a brother, Louis Brenner, Fond du Lac; a brother-iri-law, Ambrose Bord, Fond du Lac; three sisters-in-law: Mildred Brenner, Mt. Calvary; Ruth Wagner, Racine; Alvera Wagner, Chilton; many special nieces, nephews and friends. She was' also preceded in death by four sisters: Olive Weber, Helen Bord, Rosa Meyer, and Delphine Brenner; five brothers: Nick, Henry, Joe, Benno, and Tony Brenner. Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, January 24, 1998 at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Jericho, with the Rev. Ronald Reimer and Rev. Roger Savage officiating. Burial will be in the parish cemetery. Friends may call at the Wieting Funeral Home in Chilton from 4 to 9 p.m. on Friday, and on Saturday at the church from 9:30 a.m. until the time of services. A parish prayer service will be held Friday evening at the funeral home. A memorial fund has been established in the name of Marie Wagner. The family would like to express their deep appreciation to all those who remembered her with cards, flowers, prayers and visits. You all helped to brighten her days. Spe It's Girl Scout FUND THE FUTURE. BUY GIRL Penha had been scheduled to stand trial in November on the state's petition that alleged he was sexually violent and would pose a risk to the community if released from prison. Penha decided at that time not to contest the allegations that he suffers from a mental disorder that makes him substantially probable to re-offend. Three mental health professionals who examined Penha concurred that the defendant remained sexually violent and qualified as a sexual predator. Pejnha was convicted in Outagamie County on two counts of first-degree sexual assault of a child, stemming from incidents in May and December of 1991 involving a 12-year-old boy and a 10-year-old girl. In November 1992, Penha was sentenced to five years in prison, to be followed by 20 years of probation. Penha was released from prison in February 1996 but was sent back in September of that year after his parole was revoked for a series of violations. Penha's revised release date from prison was Aug. 12, 1997, but prosecutors filed a sexual predator petition and prevented his release. of interim officials additional $381 per month. Deputy Clerk Sally Giordana, who was appointed interim village clerk, will receive an additional $208 monthly. Board members earlier this month had approved an additional $200 for each but then changed their minds and approved an additional 10 of their salaries for the two. New London Coenen, the state Department of Transportation granted access to State 54. Pending the outcome of the public hearing in February, the Plan Commission's recommendation could go before the Common Council in March. cial thanks to the dedicated Hospice Nurses who gave her such good care. Justin Wedde Clintonville Was born into eternal life January 21, 1998 at Appieton Medical Center. Infant son of Randall and Brenda (Beyersdorf) Wedde. Survivors include his parents and his triplet brothers: Joshua Randall and Walker Wayne Wedde. Interment will be held in Riverside Cemetery, Appieton. The WICH-MANN FUNERAL HOME, 537 North Superior Street, assisted the family with arrangements. Jesus said, "Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these. " Helen Zurko 205 W. Green Bay Street Shawano Age 81, died on Thursday, January 22, 1998 at her home. She was born on February 14, 1916 in Chicago; daughter of the late John and Mary (Demkowicz) Kelly. Helen lived in Shawano the last 25 years and enjoyed working and visiting with her friends at the Flea Market. She married Joseph Zurko on February 14, 1940 in Chicago; he preceded her in death on May 15, 1980. Helen was a member of the Eastern Orthodox Church. Survivors include a daughter, Eileen (Robert) Potasnik, Cecil; a son, Robert (Irene) Zurko, Green Bay; five grandchildren: Deborah (Daniel) Casey, Pamela Potasnik, Timothy, Adam and Andrew Zurko. She is further survived by her caregiver, Cindy, and other relatives and friends. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, January 24, 1998 at 1 6m. at the Swedberg Funeral ome, Shawano, with the Rev. Sara Hartman officiating. Burial will be in the Lake Drive Cemetery in the Town of Wescott. Friends may call at the funeral home on Friday from 4 to 8 p.m. and then on Saturday from 10 a.m. until the time of services. CookieTime! C2. SCOUT COOKIES, girl scours.

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