THE CITY REBORN FROM THE ASHES OF AMERICA'S MOST DISASTROUS FOREST FIRE
Denver L. Schuettpelz
Denver Leroy Schuettpelz, 88, of Suring passed away peacefully after a short illness in the presence of family on Saturday, Dec. 14 at Community Memorial Hospital.
Born June 8, 1925 to the late Helena (Jeske) and Herman Schuettpelz, he spent his life in the Suring and Coleman area. He attended grade school at St. Johns Elementary and graduated from Suring High School in 1943. He then served his country in the United States Army Air Force during World War II and was stationed in the Pacific Ocean Marianas Islands as a tail gunner on a B-29 Superfortress. After the war he returned to Wisconsin and married Donna (Sandberg) on June 8, 1949, and they resided in Coleman.
He was employed by the Chadwick Manufacturing Company of Coleman from 1949 to 1969 and Associated Fixtures of Oconto from 1975 to 1993. The couple also operated Denvers Market in Pound from 1971 to 1992. He enjoyed the outdoors, hunting and fishing and was a skilled carpenter and self-taught musician.
He is survived by his wife, Donna; three children, Lynnea Kaminski, of Janesville, Michael, of Green Bay and Lanelle (Doug) Waech, of Larson.; 10 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews from the Schuettpelz and Sandberg families.
He was preceded in death by a daughter, Lisa Krajcarek; two brothers, Len and Milton Schuettpelz and a sister, Myrtle Nietzel.
Visitation was held at St. Johns Lutheran Church in Hayes (Suring) on Wednesday, Dec. 18 from 9 a.m. until time of funeral service at 11 a.m. with Pastor Nick Buchholz officiating. Gruetzmacher Funeral Home of Suring assisted the family with arrangements.