THE CITY REBORN FROM THE ASHES OF AMERICA'S MOST DISASTROUS FOREST FIRE
Ellen M. Sconzert
Issue Date: May 24, 2018
Ellen Marie (Lade) Sconzert, 77, of Oconto, passed away Saturday, May 12, 2018 at her home surrounded by the love and care of her children.
Born May 6, 1941 in Oconto, to the late Hugh Helmer and Marie (Clausen) Lade, she married Robert Sconzert on March 19, 1960 in Green Bay and started a long career in healthcare at age 16 at Oconto Memorial Hospital. She worked at Bellin Hospital in Green Bay and gave loving care for many years at Riverside Nursing Home in Oconto.
They also owned and operated Our Place Bar for many years. She loved her family and friends and cherished their visits over these last weeks. She enjoyed reading, solitaire and doing the daily crossword in pen, but especially watching Jeopardy, Brewers baseball and following the Packers and Badgers.
In younger years, she was a member of Oconto Golf Club's Ladies League in the summer, bowled two nights a week with the ladies on Thursdays and Sunday night couples league with her husband. She also enjoyed cooking and baking and feeding people, like her mother did. She will be remembered for her graciousness, quick wit and kindness.
Like her great-grandparents who emigrated from Denmark, she was a lifelong member of Emmanuel Lutheran, Trinity Lutheran and First American Lutheran Churches.
She is survived by three children, Linda (John) Norton, Welches, Or., William "Buff" Sconzert, Oconto and Michael "Red" (Kerry) Sconzert, Abrams; a granddaughter; a brother, David (Gloria) Helmer, Two Rivers; a sister, Donna Lubus, Oconto; three brothers-in-law, Michael Barribeau, Green Bay, Bernie (Laurie) Barribeau, Oshkosh and Cliff Allen, Abrams; two sisters-in-law,Carol Sconzert, Kenosha and Jane Sconzert, Oconto; an aunt, Alice LaViolette, Silver Lake and many nieces; nephews and cousins.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert; a sister, Marney Coopman Thoune; a brother, Donald "Zook" Lade; three brothers-in-law, LeRoy Sconzert, John Sconzert and Danial "Hook" Lubus and two sisters-in-law, June Allen and Cora Barribeau.
The family received relatives and friends at First American Lutheran Church in Oconto on Saturday, May 19 from 1 p.m. until time of the Memorial Service at 4 p.m., with Pastor Fred Mai officiating. Gallagher Funeral Home of Oconto assisted the family with arrangements. Memorials are appreciated to Rainbow House, Unity Hospice or Farnsworth Public Library.