THE CITY REBORN FROM THE ASHES OF AMERICA'S MOST DISASTROUS FOREST FIRE
Gustav J. Schenkoske
Gustav "Gust" Julius Schenkoske, 92, of Suring, passed away Thursday, Feb. 2 at his home.
Born March 22, 1924, to the late Emil and Emilie (Schindel) Schenkoske, he married Lolabelle Jean McMahon on July 23, 1946 in Burlington and worked at Zippel Construction as a bulldozer operator for many years into his 70's.
He was proud of the many construction jobs he did, including local golf courses, ski hills and many roads in Oconto and Marinette counties. A longtime member of Mount Olive Lutheran Church in Suring, he enjoyed time with friends and family, especially hunting and fishing with his sons.
He is survived by three sons, Richard "Dick" (Gayle) of Pound, Steve (Deb) of Stiles and David of Corona, Ca.; five grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; a sister, Lena Severson of Gillett; a brother, Walter (Dolly) Schenkoski of Gillett; many nieces and nephews; a special family friend, Therese Lawler; other relatives and friends.
Along with his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Lolabelle; two sons, Gordon and Danny; four brothers, Rudy, Willie, Edward and Bennie and a sister, Tillie Yanke.
Visitation will be held on Saturday, Feb. 11 at Gruetzmacher Funeral Home in Suring from noon until time of a Memorial Service at 2 p.m., with Pastor Michael Paholke officiating. Interment will take place in Hickory Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials are appreciated to Unity Hospice.