Former Laona Resident Obituaries  C - D
Calhoun, John Allan    (July 2008)

John Allan Calhoun, age 77, of Laona, passed away Wednesday, July 9, 2008 at the Clement J. Zablocki Veteran Medical Center in Milwaukee. John was born in Laona on February 22, 1931, the son of the late Raleigh Robert and Birdie (Brewer) Calhoun.

After graduation John worked in Sheboygan until joining the U.S. Army in 1949 . During his years of service he received the Korean Service Medal, Five Bronze Stars, Two Overseas Bars, the Purple Heart, Distinguished Unit Citation and most notable the Croix De Guerre of Foreign Theatres of Operation (Silver Star) and a Bronze Star with Oak Leaf Cluster.  After receiving an honorable discharge in 1952, he returned to Laona and on January 10, 1953 at the Presbyterian Church he married Jacqueline Collins.  Through life John worked at Connor Lumber and Land and the Forest County Highway Department until his retirement at age 62.

He is survived by his wife, Jackie of Laona; daughters, Mary (Sam) Landru of Missouri and Carol (Michael) Retzlaff of Laona; sons, Richard (Julie) Calhoun of Cavour and John (Lisa) Calhoun of Laona; sister, Judy Schmidt of Arizona; sisters-in-law, Ethel Calhoun of Laona and Shirley Johnson of Laona; grandchildren, Johnathon (Beth) Calhoun, Carrie (Mark) Ratty, Jaclynn (Tim) Murphy, Mark (Bobbie) Calhoun, Jennifer (Robert) McHugh, Clarrissa (Brian) Backler, Angela (Charlie) Calhoun, Maheen (Travis) Ott, Mina (Paul) Cleereman, Kristopher Retzlaff and Kathryn Retzlaff. He is further survived by fourteen great-grandchildren.  In addition to his parents he is also preceded in death by two sisters, Mary Ellen and Ina May Webb and two brothers, Robert and Ivan “Kylie.”

Visitation was held on Monday, July 14 from 3 to 5 p.m. at the Weber-Hill Funeral Home in Crandon. Funeral services followed at 5 p.m. with Pastor Dennis Mannering and Pastor Wendy Mannering officiating. Interment was at the Cavour Cemetery. Military Honors were provided by the Forest County Veteran Honor Guard.


Coates, Clancy Wayne , Jr.               (October 2008)

Clancy Wayne Coates, Jr. passed away on October 29, 2008, at the age of 86.  He was born on December 24, 1921 in Laona, Wisconsin.

Clancy worked for Kimberly-Clark in Kimberly, Wisconsin for 31 years, was promoted to Assistant Manager in 1964 and moved to Anderson, California, with his wife and two daughters, to start up the paper finishing department.  Kimberly-Clark was purchased by Simpson Paper Company in 1973 and Clancy worked for them for 13 years for a total of 44 years in the paper mill industry.  He retired in 1985. Clancy was a World War II veteran and served as a surgical nurse during his term of duty.  He was honorably discharged from the Army in 1946.  He was a lifetime member of the American Legion, a member of the Knights of Columbus, and a member of the Shasta County Horseshoe Club.  He founded the Anderson Toastmaster's Club in the early 1970's, served as President of the Anderson and Redding Toastmaster's Clubs and also Lieutenant Governor of District 39 in Sacramento.  He received many prestigious public speaking awards during his membership with Toastmasters.  He was a member of Saint Anne's Catholic Church in Cottonwood and Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Anderson. Clancy called bingo for Sacred Heart for over 24 years.

Clancy's wife, Kathryn, passed away in 1997.  They had been married for 50 years.  Clancy will be missed by his daughters, Susan LaSage (son-in-law Terry) in Citrus Heights, California and Sandra Heisler (son-in-law Timothy) in Shasta, California, and his four grandchildren and nine great grandchildren.

Public viewing for family and friends will be held at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church on Friday, November 7, from 10:30-11:30 a.m.  A memorial mass service will be held following the viewing, from 11:30 a.m.-12:15 p.m.  A light lunch will be served at the church cafeteria following mass from 12:30-1:15 p.m. and burial services will be held at Redding Memorial Park on Continental Street at 2:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Mercy Hospice, c/o Mercy Medical Center, P.O. Box 496009, Redding, CA 96049-6009.


Danczyk, Angeline Elizabeth  (Dulak)              (July 1999)

Angeline E. (Elizabeth) Danczyk, 92, 2613 Willow Springs Drive, town of Dewey, died unexpectedly Saturday, July 10, 1999, at her home.

Services were held 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at St. Mary Catholic Church in Torun.  The Rev. Mark Danczyk officiated. Burial was in the parish cemetery.  The Pisarski/Dzikoski Funeral Home assisted the family with arrangements.

Mrs. Danczyk was born Feb. 25, 1907, in Laona, a daughter of the late John and Martha (Szczesny) Dulak. She moved to the town of Dewey in 1911, where she attended Rockland School.  She was married to Bernard "Barney" Danczyk on Nov. 3, 1925, at St. Mary Catholic Church in Torun. After their marriage, the couple settled in the town of Hull, where farmed all their lives. He died June 13, 1974.  Mrs. Danczyk worked as a school clerk for 12 years for Torun School until the school district was consolidated. She was a member of the St. Mary of Torun Rosary Society and was a minister of prayer and praise. She enjoyed gardening, canning fruits and vegetables. She also enjoyed sewing and was an avid reader, both in English and Polish.

Survivors include two daughters, Regina Eckland and Cecelia (Bernard) Hoppa, both of West Bend; seven sons, Casimir (Eileen) Danczyk, Stevens Point, David (Adeline) Danczyk, Stevens Point, Raymond (Josephine) Danczyk, Milwaukee, Harry (Jeanette) Danczyk, Stevens Point, Norbert (Ann Marie) Danczyk, Janesville, Clarence Danczyk, Stevens Point, and Dennis (Ruth) Danczyk, Stevens Point; 21 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren; eight sisters, Emily Gonsiorowski, Stevens Point, Regina Danczyk, Stevens Point, Theresa (Leonard) King, Stevens Point, Helen Helminiak, Manitowoc, Martha (William) Sarna, Chicago, Betty (Mario) Mancini, Peoria, Ariz., Veronica Roberts, Winfield, Ill., and Hedwig (Albin) Napiwocki, Mosinee; and two brothers, Steve Dulak, Stevens Point, and Bernard (Isabell) Dulak, Milwaukee.