Selma Griepentrog-Neubauer

Selma Griepentrog-Neubauer, 91, of Tigerton, passed away on Saturday, June 24, 2017, at her home. The former Selma Marie Kauffman was born on June 22, 1926, in the town of Morris, Shawano County, to Charles and Anna (Bublitz) Kauffman. She went to Whitcomb Grade School and then completed one year at Tigerton High School. Selma was united in marriage on Nov. 23, 1945, to Everald G. Griepentrog in Tigerton. The couple farmed for some years and during that same time also operated Griepentrog Farm Equipment, which was the local Allis-Chalmers dealership. From 1961 to 1975 the couple owned the Tigerton Hotel, Ev & Selma’s Café and the Mobil Gas Station. In 1965 they started the Tigerton mobile home park until 1981. Her husband suffered a life changing stroke in 1975, and he preceded her in death on June 24, 1985. Selma was married on Oct. 12, 1991, to Elmer L. Neubauer in Tigerton. The couple enjoyed several years together, and Elmer passed away on Oct. 27, 2000. After Selma sold the businesses she continued helping her daughter, Joan, by volunteering at the Tigerton Senior Center. She was a longtime faithful member of Zion Lutheran Church, Tigerton, where she served with the Ladies Aid, was a former treasurer and volunteered with countless projects. She was a founding member of the Tigerton Advancement Association and started Girl Scouts in Tigerton. Her interests included baking, cooking and helping others. For close to 32 years, Selma made beautiful cakes for countless weddings. Selma will be remembered most for her wonderful sense of humor, and she always loved spending time with her family and grandkids. Survivors include a daughter, Barbara (Everette) Spiegel, of Tigerton, and two sons-in-law, Robert Frank, of Tigerton, and Tom Gauthier, of Clintonville. There are two stepdaughters, Darlene (LeRoy) Roehl, of Appleton, and Janice (Ron) Bonnet, of Combined Locks. There are eight grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren, and three great-great-grandchildren. There are two sisters, Marge (Jerome) Henn-Alft, of Tigerton, and Dorothy Ostrowski, of Wittenberg. There are two sisters-in-law, Arlene Kauffman, of Tigerton, and Arletta Kauffman, of Navarino. Selma is further survived by many other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents; both of her husbands; two daughters, Evelyn Frank and Joan Wilkinson; one great-grandson, Kevin Griepentrog; and two brothers, Charles “Sonny” and Kenneth Kauffman. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, July 1, at Zion Lutheran Church, Tigerton. Deacon Sharon Fox-Bogen will officiate, and burial will follow at Union Cemetery, Tigerton. Friends may call from 4-7 p.m. Friday at the funeral home and on Saturday from 10 a.m. until time of service at the church. Beil-Didier Funeral Home, Tigerton, is assisting the family.

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