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Posted August 1, 2006

Gilmet, Norine A.

Norine A. Gilmet, 86, a lifelong resident of the Green Bay area, went to a better place, Sunday, July 30, 2006, at a local nursing home after a short illness. She was born Feb. 14, 1920, "Valentine's Day," in Green Bay to Peter H. and Mabel (VanderMulen) Muller. On July 14, 1941, Norine married John Gilmet. He preceded her in death on Nov. 27, 1983. She had a good life and enjoyed playing cards, Yahtzee, and reading with her many, many good friends.

Survivors include two sons and daughters-in-law, John and Kim Gilmet, Jim and Cheryl Gilmet, all of Howard; six grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; a brother and sister-in-law, Gordon and Dee Muller, Howard; and a sister-in-law, Millie Gilmet, Manitowoc.

She was preceded in death by her husband, John and her parents.

Friends may call at Blaney Funeral Home, 1521 Shawano Ave., from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday. The funeral service will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. To send online condolences, please go to www.blaneyfuneralhome.com.

A memorial fund has been established in Norine's name.

The Gilmet family would like to express a very special thank you to the staff of San Luis Medical & Rehabilitation Center for their wonderful care and concern.

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Groll, Sylvia

Sylvia Groll, 87, League City, Texas, died late in the evening on June 23, 2006, at Lavitta Bella Nursing Home. Sylvia was born Dec. 26, 1918, in Leona, Wis., to the late Earl and Florence Modrow. She was one of 13 children. On Aug. 17, 1935, she was united in marriage to Harley Groll in Oconto, Wis. Harley preceded Sylvia in death on Feb. 22, 1999. Upon her husband's death, Sylvia moved from her home in Kirkland, Wash., to Texas to live with her daughter, Jacqueline. Harley and Sylvia lived in Kirkland, Wash., for 35 years and enjoyed traveling with the Fifth wheel travel trailer and made yearly trips back to Wisconsin.

Survivors include three daughters, June Lewkowski, South Milwaukee, Wis.; Naomi Gutkowski, Wautoma, Wis.; and Jacqueline Garrett, League City, Texas. She is also survived by six grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. Survivors also include three sisters, Dorothy LaCombe, Green Bay; Marjorie Colson, Oconto; Jacqueline (Al) Gillis, Green Bay; three brothers, Clarence Modrow, Berlin, Wis.; Richard (Mary) Modrow, Charlotte, N.C.; and Robert (Lynn) Rosera, Green Bay, Wis.; two sisters-in-law, Norma Modrow, Green Bay, Wis.; and Elaine Modrow, Oconto, Wis.

A memorial service will be held for Sylvia at 11 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 3, 2006, at the Gallagher Funeral Home, Oconto, Wis., with the Rev. Thomas Beck officiating. Burial will be at Evergreen Cemetery. Online condolences may be expressed at www.gallagherfuneralhome.net.

Posted August 1, 2006

Luedke, Margaret (Mrs. Raymond)

She was lovingly nicknamed "muggy" by her brothers. And she hated it! Margaret Mable Rose (Schmechel) Luedke, was the youngest daughter of Gustav and Martha Schmechel of Fort Howard Avenue, De Pere, Wis. She was born March 26, 1918, and died on Sunday, July 30, 2006. She married the love of her life, Raymond Luedke, on May 4, 1940. They had a long and loving marriage. She was a lifelong member of St. John's Lutheran Church in De Pere.

Margaret had three older sisters, Hattie (Roland Calewarts), Helen (Gordon Bouchard), and Adeline (Xavier Dantoin), and four brothers, Edward (Evelyn), Clarence (Irene), Norbert (Marie), and Richard (Ceil). They gave her many nieces and nephews! She is survived by sister-in-laws, Gladys Chars and Loretta Devroy as well as Irene and Marie.

She was preceded in death by all her sisters and brothers, and in-laws, Floyd and Esther Luedke, Earl and Viola Luedke, and Robert Luedke.

She and Ray had three children, Judith (Austin) Boncher, Barbara (Jerome) Geurts, and Ralph (Renee) Luedke. These children, their spouses, and her grandchildren, Michael (Jane) Boncher, Amy Boncher, Melissa (Jerod) Barkley and great-grandchild, Julia, Angie (Brad) Argue, Trisha Geurts, Shara Geurts, and Tyler Luedke, wish to thank her for the wonderful memories that enhance their lives.

Mom was from an all-German heritage. She called things as she saw them, but she also was most generous and fun loving. She had a beautiful voice and loved to sing. We enjoyed watching Mom and Dad dance. She was also a good fisherperson — catching bigger muskies and trout than the men in her family! She especially adored "her guys," Ray, Ralph, Austin, Jerry, Mike, and Tyler. We girls stood aside and watched with good grace as the boys basked in her obvious admiration. However, the girls had good times, too!

Mom felt she imbued her daughter-in-law, Renee, with her love of the Packers; they both punched people during the games! She spoke so often of the "Ice Bowl" game. Her granddaughters and daughters had scads of fun "shopping" the day after Thanksgiving. Mom especially enjoyed giving the girls money to pick out their own Christmas presents after which we all had a quick lunch and lots of laughs. She loved playing cards and games; she was lucky and good at those, too. We had wonderful fun-filled evenings doing that at our family "shack" in the north woods ... usually combined with Old Fashioneds and fudge from Eagle River.

Mom will never know how much we admired her strength in caring for Dad during his long goodbye. That, along with watching her heroically and stoically these last days, provides for us, not only a model for dying, but also a model for living. We were so proud of you. Bless you, Mom ... Love and Goodbye. (P.S. We all knew the secret!)

The family wishes to thank everyone at San Luis Medical and Rehabilitation Center for the care given to both their parents during their last years.

A service celebrating Margaret's life will be at St. John's Lutheran Church in De Pere, on Friday, Aug. 4, at 11 a.m. Visitation will be at Ryan Funeral Home in De Pere on Thursday, Aug. 3, from 4 until 8 p.m. or from 10 to 11 a.m. at the church prior to the service on Friday. Please go to www.ryanfh.com to send online condolences to the family.

Posted August 1, 2006

Massart, Virgil M.

Virgil M. Massart, 85, Green Bay died July 29, 2006, at Bornemann Nursing Home. She was born on April 8, 1921, in Duvall to the late Dan and Rose (DeWitt) Johnson. Virgil was a burner at the Sturgeon Bay shipyards during World War II and later was employed by Schreiber Cheese for 17 years. In January of 1960, she married Wilfred Massart at St. Bernard Catholic Church. Virgil and her husband, Wilfred owned and operated the Luxemburg Motor Company from January 1961 to June 1992. She enjoyed her garden, cooking and baking, and the nickel slots. Virgil greatly enjoyed spending time with her children and grandchildren.

Survivors include her husband, Wilfred; son, Alan (Mary) Massart, Darboy and their children, Steven and Rachel; one stepdaughter, Carol (Ken) Ouradnick, Luxemburg and their children, Todd (Mary) Ouradnick, Casco and Shaun Stangel, Madison; step-grandchildren, Brenda (Al) Reckelberg, Dean Massart and fiancee, Gail, Green Bay; Jackie (Ian) Bouche, Dyckesville; Dennis (Laura) Massart, Luxemburg. She is also survived by two sisters, Mabel Blohowiak and Marcella Blahnik, both of Green Bay; two brothers, Roy Johnson, Green Bay; and Lloyd (Elsie) Johnson, Coleman; many nieces, nephews and other relatives.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, Isadore Gretz; one sister, Beatrice Rebitske; one brother, Bob Johnson; and her stepson, Dennis Massart.

Friends may call at the Proko-Wall Funeral Home & Crematory, 1630 E. Mason St., on Monday, July 31, 2006, from 3 to 8 p.m. and again on Tuesday from 9 a.m. until the time of services at St. Bernard Catholic Church, 2040 Hillside Lane. Parish wake service 7 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. Mass of Christian Burial 10 a.m. Tuesday at the church with Rev. Walter Stumpf officiating. Burial in Allouez Catholic Cemetery.

The family extends a sincere thank you to St. Vincent Hospital, Bornemann Nursing Home, and Unity Hospice for their care and concern of Virgil over the last few months.

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Meyer, Elizabeth (Sis)

Elizabeth (Sis) Meyer, 91, Suamico, passed away on Sunday, July 30, 2006. Sis was born in Suamico, Aug. 9, 1914, to the late Alphonse and Minerva (Swartz) Caelwaerts. She married Gabriel Meyer on March 30, 1940, at Ss. Edward & Isidore Church, Flintville.

Elizabeth is survived by her six children, Muriel (Don) Poels, Sandra (James) Devroy, Keith (Clara) Meyer, Ivan (Debbie) Meyer, Bruce (Mary) Meyer, Dawn (Dan) Hebel; 14 grandchildren, Allan Poels, Dean (Jackie) Poels, Jill (John) Pennings, Mike (Cheryl) Devroy, Brian (Deb) Devroy, Scott Devroy, Julie (Dave) Hooper, Joe (Susan) Meyer, Michelle Meyer, Jason (Sonya) Meyer, Stephen Meyer, Stacey Meyer, David Hebel, Dana (Luke) Nugent; 17 great-grandchildren, Chad Poels, Bob Devroy, Brittney Devroy, Katie Devroy, John Devroy, Zachery Devroy, Andrew Devroy, Jessica Perz, Erica Perz, Mercedes Meyer, Dylon Meyer, Courtney Meyer, Emerald ValeMeyer, Isaiah Hebel, Ashton Hebel, Jacob Nugent, Abbey Nugent; five step-grandchildren, Lisa, Jeff, Ashlyn and Rhiannon Hooper, Samantha Pennings; one great-great-grandchild, Jordan Hooper; one sister, Ruby Ruechel; two sisters-in-law, Irene Meyer, Mary Meyer; many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Gabriel Meyer, who died on Jan. 30, 1989; in-laws, John (Mary) Meyer; brother and sister-in-law, Lawrence (Marion) Caelwaerts; brother-in-law, Gordon Ruechel; brothers and sisters-in-law of the Gabriel Meyer family.

Friends and family may call at Ss. Edward & Isidore Catholic Church, 3667 Flintville Road, Flintville, on Wednesday, Aug. 2, from 4 until 8 p.m. and after 9:30 a.m. on Thursday until the service. Mass of Christian Burial 11 a.m. Thursday at the church with Rev. David Kasperek officiating. Burial in the church cemetery.

The Meyer family would like to thank Grancare Nursing Center and Dr. Jaslowski for the wonderful care she received for her illness, and especially a granddaughter, Jill, for being there for her.

Posted August 1, 2006

Prausa, Duane H. "Steamer"

Duane H. "Steamer" Prausa, 87, 2902 Cty. Tk. A, Oconto, passed away July 30, 2006, at Woodlands of Oconto. He was born Nov. 3, 1918, at Pound, Wis., to the late George and Vivian (Couillard) Prausa. Duane farmed in the town of Little River and operated the Little River Store on County A. He was a member of the United Methodist Church, Oconto Falls; American Legion, Lena; V.F.W. , Oconto; Oconto County Disabled American Veterans; C.B.I., Milwaukee. He served our country in the Army Veterinary Corps, 244th Detachment, during World War II. Duane loved to garden and was active in selling forget-me-nots and poppies each year at Thompson's Grocery.

Survivors include a brother, Roland (Rita) Prausa, Marinette; three sisters, Betty Delcore, Racine; June Janovsky, Oconto; Darlene (Tim) Baldwin, Oconto; sister-in-law, Laura Prausa, Port Richey, Fla.; many nieces and nephews, great-nieces and nephews and great-great-nieces and nephews.

Preceding him in death were his parents; two brothers, William and Harold; a infant sister, Ina Clair Prausa; two brothers in-law, Lee Delcore and Louis Janovsky.

Friends may call at the Gallagher Funeral Home, Oconto, from 4 to 8 p. m. Wednesday. Funeral service will be 1 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 3, 2006, at the funeral home with Rev. Diago Orsini officiating. Burial will be at Evergreen Cemetery. The Lena American Legion will conduct military rites. On line condolences may expressed at www.gallagherfuneralhome.net.

Posted August 1, 2006

Soule, Lois Mardelle

Lois Mardelle Soule, 88, 224 South 7th Ave., Sturgeon Bay, passed away Saturday afternoon, July 29, 2006, at Door County Memorial Hospital-Skilled Nursing Facility. She was born Dec. 4, 1917, in the town of Nasewaupee, the daughter of the late Cleve and Emeline (Peterson) Schumacher. After graduating from Sturgeon Bay High School in 1935, she accepted employment in the office of the Unique Novelty Company located in the old railroad depot on the west side of Sturgeon Bay. They manufactured the Lucky Duck Sewing Kits, etc. In 1937, she became a bookkeeper and cashier at The Fair Store Inc. in Sturgeon Bay. She continued on in the same capacity when the Federated Store took over in 1939. From July 1940 to July 1945, she was employed by the Bank of Sturgeon Bay, as a bookkeeper and relief teller.

She married Kenneth A. Soule on Oct. 9, 1943, in Green Bay, Wis. He died on Feb. 13, 1988. Due to her husband's transfer by the United States Navy Department, she moved to Maine in August of 1945. She lived in Bath, Portland and Long Island, several miles off the coast of Portland. In October 1946, she accepted employment as an office clerk with The Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea Company warehouse office in Portland, Maine. She commuted every day by means of the Casco Bay Lines from Long Island to the mainland. In December 1949, she received a transfer from Maine to the A&P office in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

In 1951, it was back to Sturgeon Bay. A son, Gary Kenneth Soule, was born in Milwaukee, Wis. Stints followed in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.; back to Portland, Maine; and then to Bay City, Mich., for seven years. She came back to Sturgeon Bay in June of 1964. In the early 1970s she was employed by the First National Bank, Sturgeon Bay, as a teller.

She loved to travel, having been in all 48 U.S. states. She also had visited numerous countries around the world. These included Yugoslavia, Panama, Monaco, Australia, Mexico, Cuba, Venezuela, France, New Zealand, Italy, and even the former Soviet Union.

She was honored to be selected by the Circus World Museum to participate in the famous Great Circus Parade in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The parade was held on Sunday, July 15, 2000. She was featured as "The Old Woman in the Shoe," and rode atop a historic Ringling Bros. Barnum & Bailey Circus wagon pulled by six ponies. She was 82 at the time. She was honored to repeat the role in the 2001 parade.

She was a member of the Door County Historical Society, Friends of the Door County Museum, Wisconsin Speleological Society, as well as serving on their board of directors, and a member of the United Methodist Church and United Methodist Women. She was also a member of the Door County Maritime Museum Inc., and was treasurer of the Nasewaupee Cemetery Association, Inc. (Schumacher Cemetery) for many years.

Survivors include her son, Gary, Sturgeon Bay; two sisters and brothers-in-law, Dorothy (Ralph) Berg, Sturgeon Bay; and Nina (Robert) Evenson, Milwaukee; two nieces, Susan (Jeff) Deprez, and Laurie (Dale) Connell; one nephew, Rock (Judy) Evenson, and their daughter, Chelsey, who called her "Grandma Lois"; two stepdaughters, Faith (Edward) Godin, Raymond, Maine; and Charlene (John) Lowell, Gorham, Maine.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Aug. 3, 2006, at the United Methodist Church in Sturgeon Bay with the Rev. Mel Henrichs pastor, officiating. Burial will follow at Schumacher Cemetery. Friends may call from 4 to 9 p.m. on Wednesday at Huehns Funeral Home in Sturgeon Bay, and at the church Thursday from 10 a.m. until the time of services at 11 a.m.

Pallbearers for her service will be Bob Bultman, Buzz Davis, Rock Evenson, Kasey Fiske, Clarence Peterson, and Donald Peterson.

8/1/2006 Herald Times Reporter

Posted August 1, 2006

John J. Franz

John J. Franz, age 84, a resident of River's Bend Health & Rehabilitation Center, Manitowoc, died Friday morning, July 28, 2006 at Aurora Medical Center, Two Rivers.

John was born July 10, 1922 in Manitowoc, son of the late John I and Blanche (Sobiech) Franz. He was a graduate of Manitowoc Lincoln High School with the class of 1939. John served in the U.S. Army Air Corps Bomber Group 317 during World War II. On Aug. 18, 1945, he married Alice Manlick in Manitowoc. John was employed with the Aluminum Specialty Company, Manitowoc as a millwright retiring in 1984. He was a member of St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church, VFW Otto Oas Post 659, and the Manitowoc Stamp Club.

Survivors include his wife: Alice Franz, Manitowoc; two sons and daughters-in-law: Michael and Chico Franz, Manitowoc; Patrick and Susan Franz, Texas; seven grandchildren: Patrick, Christopher, Andrew, Nancy, Michael, Annemarie and Sara; many great-grandchildren; one sister: Diane Citro, Ill.; one brother and sister-in-law: David and Mary Franz, Manitowoc. Nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends also survive. He was preceded in death by one daughter: Nancy Franz; three sisters: Winifred, Pauline and Helen.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 2, 2006 at Rivers Bend Health and Rehabilitation Center, Manitowoc. Officiating at the Memorial Service will be the Rev. Jim Vanden Hogen. Burial of the cremated remains will be at Calvary Cemetery, Manitowoc, at a later date.

The family will greet relatives and friends at Rivers Bend Health & Rehabilitation Center, Manitowoc, from 10 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 2, 2006, until the time of service at 11 a.m.

The Pfeffer Funeral Home and Cremation Care Center, Manitowoc, is assisting the Franz family with funeral arrangements.

The family wishes to thank the staff of Aurora Hospital and especially the staff and friends at River's Bend for the care and friendship they extended to John and Alice.

Herald Times Reporter

Aug. 1, 2006

8/1/2006 Post Crescent

Posted August 1, 2006

DeBruin, Kenneth J. "Ken"

Kenneth J. DeBruin, age 57 years, Combined Locks, died Sunday, July 30, 2006, as a result of a boating accident in Forest County. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and pending.

Posted August 1, 2006

Engel, Elsie (Mrs. Joseph) "The Hug Lady"

It is not our choice of where or when. We know someday we'll meet again. God chose this time for us to part. Forever you'll be with us in our hearts.

Elsie (Foster) Engel, age 94, of Appleton, was born to eternal life on Saturday, July 29, 2006, at St. Elizabeth Hospital. Elsie was born April 13, 1912, in Marion, WI, the daughter of the late Joseph and Catherine ( Vanden Bloemen) Foster and has resided in the Fox Cities for most of her life. She was united in marriage to Joseph J. Engel on September 4, 1933, sharing nearly 58 years together before his death on September 9, 1991. Elsie loved to sing and enjoyed belonging to several area singing groups over the years including: Sacred Heart, St. Mary's, and St. Bernard Church choirs, Chaminade Chorus, Elks Ladies Chorus, and the Xavier Parents Teachers Chorus. She also was a member of St. Bernard Catholic Church. Elsie will be remembered as a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and great grandmother, a devout Christian who prayed the rosary and listened to Mass everyday.

Survivors include her children and grandchildren: Darlene (George) Ebbens of Appleton and her children: Cyndee Cornelius; Laurie Hopkins — Molly and Tyler Hopkins, and Mattie Zettel; Jeanine Dorow; Dan Dorow; Dawn Weir — Mallory and Karley; Chris (Amy) Dorow — Zachery, Joshua, Ashley, and Kaleb; Tom Dorow; Scott (Lisa) Dorow — Travis Seehawer and Hunter Dorow; Quinten Netteshiem (special friend Karla); Steve (Jolene) Wochenske and Joy (Derek) Lewis — Owen. James (Bobbie) Engel of Appleton and their children and grandchildren: Jeff (Celia) Engel — Andy, Bradley and Kimberlea; Dan (Rhonda) Engel — Nathan and Brandon; Julie (Duane) Zahn; Greg (Gisela) Engel — Yvonne and Kirsten; Tony (Diane) Engel — Shannon and Emily; Mary Jo Levknecht — Ashley, Matt, and Alex; Tina (Brad) Burg — Melissa and Mike; Todd Engel; Rob Engel (special friend Shaune); Joey Engel (deceased) — Zack. Clifford (Patsy) Engel, Tn of Menasha, and his children and grandchildren: Katrina (Pat) Bruecker — John, Britni, Angel, and Hunter; Carol (Russ) Schenk — David and Matthew Bovee, and Amanda and Brandon Schenk; Troy Engel (special friend Angie Bevers) — Jacob Engel and Isaac Bevers; Terry (Kristine) Engel — Kayla, Gordon and Brianna Engel. Jerry (Shari) Engel of Darboy and their children and grandchildren: Debbie (Gary) Weyers — Tim; Diane (Bill) Schommer — Brianna, Billy, MacKenzie, Noah and Elijah; Dana Engel (fiance Eric Walters). Joene "Susie" (Randy) Lauerman of Appleton and their children and grandchildren: Jennifer (Craig) Laurin — Jessica; Joyelle (Dan) Mead — Bryce, Brett, and Brock; Kelli (Randy) Yeager —Devin; Jodi (Dave) Neuber —David, and baby to be; and Michael (Sarah) Zimmerman. James Beschta of Seattle (husband of Diane deceased) and their children and grandchildren: Tim — Kyle, Cameron, and Colton; Mike (special friend Stacy); Doug (Margie) Beschta — Mallory, Grant, Danica, and Justine; Shawn Beschta — Kristopher, Jozi, Joshua, and Jadi. Also survived by former daughter-in-law Patricia Millay of Stockbridge; nieces, nephews, other relatives and dear friends.

In addition to her parents and husband, Elsie was preceded in death by a daughter Diane Beschta, granddaughter Darla Dorow, grandson Joey Engel, three brothers: Earl and Harry Foster and Sylvester Jansen; three sisters: Veronica Kloes, Joan Gresenz, and Lucille Verstegen.

The Mass of Resurrection will be celebrated 11 a.m. Thursday August 3rd at St. Bernard Catholic Church, 1617 W. Pine St., Appleton, with Fr. Dennis Ryan officiating. Interment will take place at Highland Memorial Park Cemetery. Friends may call at the Brettschneider-Trettin-Lederer Funeral Chapel from 4-8 p.m. Wednesday and then directly at the church at the church from 10 a.m. Thursday until the time of the service. The parish wake service will be at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. A memorial fund has been established in her name.

The family would like to extend a very special thank you to the staff of The Heritage for their love and concern and to everyone for all the Hugs.

Posted August 1, 2006

Luedke, Margaret (Mrs. Raymond)

Mrs. Margaret Luedke, (Mrs. Raymond). Margaret was born March 26, 1918, and died on Sunday, July 30, 2006. She married the love of her life, Raymond Luedke, on May 4, 1940. They had a long and loving marriage.

She and Ray had three children: Judith (Austin) Boncher, Barbara (Jerome) Geurts, and Ralph (Renee) Luedke. These children, their spouses, and her grandchildren—Michael (Jane) Boncher, Amy Boncher, Melissa (Jerod) Barkley and great-grandchild, Julia, Angie (Brad) Argue, Trisha Geurts, Shara Geurts, and Tyler Luedke — wish to thank her for the wonderful memories that enhance their lives.

Mom was most generous and fun-loving. She had a beautiful voice and loved to sing. We enjoyed watching Mom and Dad dance. She was also a good fisherperson, catching bigger muskies and trout than the men in her family! She especially adored "her guys": Ray, Ralph, Austin, Jerry, Mike, and Tyler. We girls stood aside and watched with good grace as the boys basked in her obvious admiration, but the girls had good times, too!

Her granddaughters and daughters had scads of fun "shopping" the day after Thanksgiving. Mom especially enjoyed giving the girls money to pick out their own Christmas presents followed by lunch and lots of laughs. She loved playing cards and games; she was lucky and good at those, too. We had wonderful fun-filled evenings doing that at our family "shack" in the north woods usually combined with Old Fashioneds and fudge from Eagle River. She loved the Packers spoke so often of the "ice bowl" game.

Mom will never know how much we admired her strength in caring for Dad during his long goodbye. That, along with watching her heroically and stoically these last days, provides for us, not only a model for dying, but also a model for living. We were so proud of you. Bless you, Mom ... Love and Goodbye.

A service celebrating Margaret's life will be at St. John's Lutheran Church, De Pere, on Friday, August 4, at 11 a.m. Visitation will be at Ryan Funeral Home 305 N. Tenth Street, De Pere, on Thursday. August 3, from 4 to 8 p.m. and at 10 a.m. prior to the service at the church on Friday. Please go to www.ryanfh.com to express online condolences to the family.

Posted August 1, 2006

Van Lanen, Richard G.

Richard G. Van Lanen, age 81, of Kaukauna, died Sunday, July 30, 2006, at Franciscan Care Center. Richard was born in Green Bay on June 30, 1925, to the late Albert and Delia (Peters) Van Lanen. On September 6, 1947, Richard married Mary Frances Rooyakkers at Holy Name Church in Kimberly. His parents owned Van's Upholstery Shop in Kaukauna where Richard learned the trade. Though he worked for the Kimberly Post Office for 33 years until his retirement in 1980, Richard did continue to upholster part time. Richard proudly served in the Navy during WWII and also the Korean War. He was a past commander of the Catholic War Vets. Richard was an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed hunting, fishing and driving logging trails with his Jeep. He loved time spent with family and friends. He also enjoyed traveling and just being at his retirement home in Mountain.

Richard is survived by his wife of 58 years, Mary; three sons: Mark (Sue), De Pere; Guy (Cindy), Combined Locks; Jack (Kay), Little Chute; six grandchildren: Matt, Andy, Nick, Brett, Mike and Sam; brother: Junior "Moe" Van Lanen; sisters: Dolores Feldkamp and Vivian (Jack) Schaefer; brothers and sisters-in-law: Mary Jean Van Lanen, George (Audrey), Everett (Mary), Leo, Joann, Helen and Mary Jo Rooyakkers, Cora Ulmen, Theresa Bongers, Ceil (Ray) Mc Cormick and Ethel (Maury) Brockman. Richard is further survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

In addition to his parents, Richard was preceded in death by a brother: Eugene Van Lanen; and brothers and sisters-in-law: Peter, Henry, Paul, Anthony, Francis, Bernadette and Marge Rooyakkers; Ray Bongers, Carl Ulmen and Bob Feldkamp.

The Funeral Mass will be at 5 p.m. Wednesday August 2, 2006 at St. Paul Catholic Church, Combined Locks. The Rev. James Lucas will officiate. Military rites will take place immediately following the Mass with the William Verhagen American Legion Post 60 presiding. Friends may call after 2:30 p.m. until time of Mass directly at church.

The Van Lanen family is especially thankful and grateful for the exceptional care and support provided by those at Theda Care at Home Hospice. A special thank you also to Dr. Kroner and the staff at Franciscan Care Center.

8/1/2006 Oconto County Reporter

Tue, Aug 1, 2006

Duane H. "Steamer" Prausa

Duane H. "Steamer" Prausa, 87, 2902 Cty. Tk. A, Oconto passed away July 30, 2006 at Woodlands of Oconto. He was born November 3, 1918 at Pound, WI to the late George and Vivian (Couillard) Prausa.
Duane farmed in the Town of Little River and operated the Little River Store on Cty A. He was a member of the United Methodist Church, Oconto Falls; American Legion, Lena; V. F. W. , Oconto; Oconto County Disabled American Veterans; C. B. I., Milwaukee. He served our country in the Army Veterinary Corp, 244th Detachment during WWII.
Duane loved to garden and was active in selling Forget Me Not's and Poppies each year at Thompson's Grocery.
Survivors include a brother, Roland (Rita) Prausa, Marinette; three sisters, Betty Delcore, Racine; June Janovsky, Oconto; Darlene (Tim) Baldwin, Oconto; sister-in-law, Laura Prausa, Port Richey, FL; many nieces and nephews, great-nieces and nephews and great-great- nieces and nephews. Preceding him in death were his parents; two brothers, William and Harold; an infant sister, Ina Clair Prausa; two brothers-in-law, Lee Delcore and Louis Janovsky.
Friends may call at the Gallagher Funeral Home, Oconto from 4 to 8 P. M. Wednesday. Funeral service will be 1:00 P. M. Thursday, August 3, 2006, at the funeral home with Rev. Diego Orsini officiating. Burial will be at Evergreen Cemetery. The Lena American Legion will conduct military rites. Online condolences may expressed at www.gallagherfuneralhome.net.

Dyer J. Holyoke Jr.

Dyer J. Holyoke Jr., 82, Green Bay, died Saturday, July 29, 2006, at a local nursing home. He was born January 26, 1924, to the late Dyer and Marie (Reed) Holyoke in Oconto, Wis. Dyer served his country in the U.S. Coast Guard during WWII. On May 31, 1952, he married Evelyn Olson in Oconto. She preceded him in death on March 29, 2006. He had been employed at Northwest Engineering and was an avid Packer fan.
Survivors include two daughters and sons-in-law, Julie (David) Karnopp, Green Bay; Cheryl (Joe) Becher, Briarton, Wis.; two grandsons, Shane (Dawn) Becher, Seymour; Josh (Jenni) Becher, Pulaski; two great-grandchildren, Tristen and Chloe Becher, Seymour; brother and sister-in-law, Richard (Ellen) Holyoke; sister and brother-in-law, Eyvon (Bob) Haig; two sisters-in-law, Florence Loberger and Myrtle Olson. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his wife Evelyn, and infant daughter.
Friends called after 9 a.m. Tuesday, August 1, at Bethel Lutheran Church, 1350 Bond St., where the funeral service took place at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Gary Froseth officiating. Burial in Evergreen Cemetery, Oconto. Online condolences may be expressed at www.lyndahl.com.
The family would like to express a special thank you to Dr. John Rank and staff of the 200 wing at Western Village for their care and concern for Dyer.
Lyndahl Funeral Home
and Cremationl Services
Lombardi Ave. at Ridge Rd.
(920) 499-1223

Michael Pfundtner

Michael Pfundtner, 22, of Casco, died unexpectedly at home on Friday, July 28, 2006. He was born March 15, 1984, to Steve (Karen) Pfundtner and Mary Demmin (Ken DeJardin).
Mike graduated from Luxemburg-Casco High School in 2002. He enjoyed baseball, old Country music, camping and fishing.
Survivors include his parents, Steve (Karen), of Oconto, Mary (Ken), of Casco; one brother, Daniel, of Casco; paternal grandparents, Paul and Mary Ann Pfundtner of Waupaca); maternal grandparents, James and Ruby Demmin of Egg Harbor; two stepsisters, Erin Van Den Busch of Oconto, Heather Van Den Busch of Green Bay; uncles, aunts, cousins.
Friends called 10:30 a.m. to noon Tuesday, August 1, 2006 at Wiesner & Hassart Funeral Home, Casco. Memorial services were held at noon Tuesday, at the Funeral Home. Pastor David Wetmore officiating.

David G. Grunow

David G. Grunow, 66, of Oconto, died Friday, July 28, 2006 at Woodlands of Oconto. David was born March 1, 1940 in Sheboygan, to William and Ruth (Jaster) Grunow. He married Vicki Baird on February 16, 1980 in Sheboygan. David was a Past President of the Oconto Lions Club.
David is survived by his wife Vicki, Oconto; parents, William and Ruth Grunow, Sheboygan; three daughters, Kristin (Robert) Ricigliano, FoxPoint; Karen Grunow, Ashland; Cammy (Leif) Olsen, Mequon; two sons, Jordan (Beth) Grunow, Marengo; Jason (Mary) Grunow, Sheboygan; two stepdaughters, Michelle (Chris) Thomas, Austin, TX; Shannon (Randall) Romanski, Madison; one stepson, Shawn Theis, Sheboygan; one brother, Mark Grunow, Plymouth; two sisters, Gail (Richard) Carlson, Jefferson City, MO; Linda (Randy) Kummer, Mokena, IL; and fifteen grandchildren: Will, Greta, Anabel Ricigliano; Kellan, Eily Fabjance; Brigitta, Bergen, Henrik Olsen; Zachry Theis; Tessa, Erik Romanski; Justus, Marika Grunow; Amberly, Joe Theis.
The family received relatives and friends at the Gallagher Funeral Home, Oconto, from 4 to 7 PM Monday, July 31, 2006. Funeral services were conducted 7 PM Monday at the funeral home with the Rev. Michael Burg officiating. Online condolences may be expressed at www.gallagherfuneralhome.com.
In lieu of flowers a memorial for the Farnsworth Library has been established.
The family would like to extend a special thank you to Dr. Palubiak and the staff at Woodlands Nursing Home.

Jillene A. Erieau

Jillene A. Erieau, 1800 Superior Ave., Oconto passed away July 28, 2006 at Bond Health Center, Oconto.
Jillene was born April 20, 1959 in Oconto Falls to the late Ervin and Mabel (Whiting) Schaal Sr. She married Roger Erieau, he preceded her in death. She worked as a CNA at Riverside Nursing Home and The Woodlands of Oconto for almost 20 years.
Jillene is survived by three brothers, Gerald Schaal, Ervin (Carol) Schaal Jr., LeRoy Schaal; two sisters, Lorena Schaal and Debra Schaal, all from Oconto. She is also survived by nieces, nephews and cousins. Jillene was preceded in death by a brother, Steven Schaal, and two sisters, Wendy Schaal and Maureen Schaal.
Burial will be at Evergreen Cemetery, 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, August 2, 2006.

Clement Arthur "Art" Huberty

Clement Arthur "Art" Huberty passed away Wednesday, July 26, 2006 at his home. Art was born December 26, 1932 in Pulaski to Clement and Rosalie (Vander Perren) Huberty. He was raised in Lena, graduating from Lena High School in 1950. He attended UW-Oshkosh, graduating in 1960 with a Bachelor of Arts degree.
Art was a member of the United States Marine Corps from July 1950 to July 1952 when he was honorably discharged with the rank of Corporal after having served in the Korean Conflict. He received the Good Conduct Medal, the Expert for MI Rifle Medal and the Mediterranean Cruise Medal.
Art was very active in a variety of community service organizations and public office positions. He was a member of the Oconto County Board of Supervisors for 20 years serving on a variety of commissions including the Airport Committee and serving a term as Vice Chair of the County Board. He was a member of the Lena Village Board for 10 years, serving as trustee and President. He also was a member of the Lena Volunteer Fire Dept. Art was a charter member of the Lena Civic Club for 30 years, serving 10 years as the Vice President; a charter member of the Lena Lions Club for 23 years, where he served terms as President and Vice President and received the President's Appreciation Plaque in 1986; a charter member of the Five Corners Sportsmen Club and the Lena Sportsmen Club; a member of Wings over Wisconsin; a charter member of Ducks Unlimited for 28 years where he served as President and Chairman and received an appreciation plaque in 1998; a member of the Suring Sportsmen; a member of the American Legion for 52 years; and a charter member of the Lena Plaza for 20 years.
Art married Cathy Hall October 8, 1960. He and Cathy are members of Holy Cross Catholic Church, Lena. Art served on the St. Charles Board of Education when it was first established.
Art worked for several years for Green Bay Foods at the pickle station in Lena and in 1960 he opened a successful State Farm Insurance Agency with Cathy in Lena, which they operated for 35 years. In 1995, when Art retired, his son Paul took over the agency in Lena and his daughter Margie opened an agency in Oconto. Art received numerous awards from State Farm, including several trips and recognition for his customer dedication.
Art is survived by Cathy and their children, Edward, Lena; Paul (Patty), Coleman; Mary Kay Orr, Green Bay; Margie (Ronney) Daul, Oconto; Monica (Shaun) Wagner, Lena; and their children, Robbie, Becky, Craig, Tyler, Caitlin, Justin, Kiley, Ryann, Megan and Drew; his brothers and sisters, Rita (Larry) Martens, Alabama; Carl (Sandy), Georgia; Leah (Bob) Dumke, Green Bay; Joe (Carol), Green Bay; John (Mary Lynn), Maryland; and Tony (Ginny), Green Bay. Art is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, his son, Andy, and his brothers, Clyde and Ken who is survived by his wife Sandy of Lena.
Art enjoyed watching all sports and was a lifelong Cubs fan. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, trips to the cabin, reading, playing cards, visiting his children and grandchildren and participating in his numerous community organizations.
Friends called at Rhodes-Charapata Funeral Home, Lena Friday, July 28, 2006 from 4 - 8 P.M. Wake Services were held at 7:30 P.M. Visitation continued Saturday at the funeral home from 8 - 9:15 A.M. The Funeral Mass was held at Holy Cross Catholic Church, Lena at 9:30 A.M. with Father Lawrence Marto officiating. Placed to Rest at St. Charles Catholic Cemetery, Lena where Military Rites were given by the Lena American Legion.
In lieu of flowers a memorial fund for the Lena sports programs will be established.


Robert W. Thompson

Robert W. Thompson, 75, Suring (Anderson Lake), passed away July 27, 2006 following a long battle with lung disease and emphysema.
He was born in Wabeno January 1, 1931 to the late Robert and Hildegard (Geider) Thompson. After 33 years of carpentry work in Racine, Wisconsin Robert and his wife of 43 years Carol (Buhrandt) retired on Anderson Lake in Suring as of April 26, 1996.
He is survived by his wife Carol; two sons, Robert of Kimberly, Wisconsin; Michael and Vicky of Breed, Wisconsin and granddaughter, Allison Rose, age 8, of West Allis. Two sisters, Cheyenna (Robert) Buss of Racine, Shirlee (Michael) Driskel of Palm Desert, California; one brother, James (Yvonne) of Breed, Wisconsin. His wishes were to be cremated and not shown.
There was a gathering of family and friends at Robert's church, Tabor Lutheran Church in Mountain, Wisconsin on Monday, July 31, 2006 from 9:00 a.m. until Memorial Service at 12:00 noon with Pastor Paul Scheunemann officiating.
Flowers and memorials can be sent to Tabor Lutheran Church, 14153 Church Road, Mountain, Wisconsin 54149.
Gruetzmacher Funeral Home, Suring in charge of arrangements.


Joseph Ahnen

Joseph Ahnen, 87, died July 19, 2006. He was the son of the late Nick and Clara Ahnen of Oconto. He attended St. Joseph Parochial and Oconto High School. He played baseball for the Oconto County League for eight years as a catcher. He served his country in the Army during World War 2 as a Staff Sergeant. He spent three years in Texas and one in Germany and France. After returning from service he moved to Milwaukee where he worked at Ladish Drop Forge for 30 years. While there he married Myrtle Luchsinger. When he retired they moved to Galesville, WI.
Joe is survived by Anthony of Oconto, Donald, Kansas City and Matilda, Peshtigo; seven nephews and one niece. He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, five brothers and three sisters.
Zwickey Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. On Monday, July 24 in Galesville burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery, Winona, MN.


Sylvia Groll

Sylvia Groll, 87, of League City, TX, died late in the evening on June 23, 2006, at Lavitta Bella Nursing Home.
Sylvia was born on December 26, 1918 in Laona, WI to the late Earl and Florence Modrow. She was one of thirteen children. On August 17, 1935 she was united in marriage to Harley Groll in Oconto, WI. Harley preceded Sylvia in death on February 22, 1999. Upon her husband's death Sylvia moved from her home in Kirkland, WA to TX to live with her daughter Jacqueline.
Harley and Sylvia lived in Kirkland, WA for 35 years and enjoyed traveling with the 5th wheel travel trailer and made yearly trips back to Wisconsin.
Survivors include three daughters, June Lewkowski of South Milwaukee, WI; Naomi Gutkowski, Wautoma, WI; and Jacqueline Garrett, League City, TX. She is also survived by six grandchildren and twelve great-grandchildren. Survivors also include three sisters, Dorothy LaCombe of Green Bay; Marjorie Colson of Oconto; Jacqueline (Al) Gillis, Green Bay; three brothers, Clarence Modrow, Berlin, WI; Richard (Mary) Modrow, Charlotte, N.C. and Robert (Lynn) Rosera, Green Bay, WI; two sisters-in-law, Norma Modrow, Green Bay, WI and Elaine Modrow, Oconto, WI.
A memorial service will be held for Sylvia at 11:00 A. M. Thursday, August 3, 2006, at the Gallagher Funeral Home, Oconto, WI with Rev. Thomas Beck officiating. Burial will be at Evergreen Cemetery. Online condolences may be expressed at www.gallagherfuneralhome.net.

8/1/2006 Kewaunee County Newspapers

Kathleen Vandertie


Kathleen L. Vandertie, 77, Algoma, passed away unexpectedly Saturday, July 29, 2006, at St. Vincent Hospital.
She was born June 23, 1929, in Lincoln, to the late John Sr. and Laura (Vieu) Buhr.

Kathleen married Norbert Vandertie January 16, 1951, at St. Peter Catholic Church, Lincoln. She was a wonderful, loving wife and mother who enjoyed taking care of her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She also enjoyed camping and cooking.

Survivors include her husband of 55 years, Norbert; her children, Jim (Gloria) Vandertie, Ken Vandertie and special friend, Sharon, Mary (Don) Ross; seven grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; two brothers and two sisters-in-law, Edward (Lilian) Buhr, Donald Buhr, Alice Gerondale.
She was preceded in death by one sister, Marie LaCrosse; two brothers, John and Jim Buhr; one brother-in-law, Harland Gerondale.

Friends called at Wiesner and Massart Funeral Home, Algoma, from 4 to 8 p.m., Monday, July 31, and again Tuesday, Aug. 1, at the funeral home from 9 to 10:30 a.m. Prayer service was held Monday at 7 p.m., with Pastoral Minister Kathy Zeman. The funeral was held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at St. Mary Catholic Church, Algoma, with Fr. Bill Swichtenberg officiating. Entombment was in the Shrine of the Good Shepherd Mausoleum.

Michael Pfundtner


Michael Pfundtner, age 22, of Casco, died unexpectedly at home on Friday, July 28, 2006.

He was born March 15, 1984, in Green Bay, to Steve (Karen) Pfundtner and Mary Demmin (Ken DeJardin).

Mike graduated from Luxemburg-Casco High School in 2002. He enjoyed baseball, old country music, camping and fishing. His occupation was masonry construction.
He is survived by his parents, Steve (Karen), Oconto, and Mary (Ken), Casco; one brother, Daniel, Casco; paternal grandparents, Paul and Mary Ann Pfundtner, Waupaca; maternal grandparents, James and Ruby Demmin, Egg Harbor; two stepsisters, Erin VanDenBusch, Oconto; Heather VanDenBusch, Green Bay; uncles, aunts and cousins.

Friends called at the Wiesner and Massart Funeral Home, Casco, from 10:30 a.m. to noon, Tuesday, Aug. 1. The funeral was held at noon Tuesday, at the funeral home, with Pastor David Wetmore officiating.


Virgil Massart


Virgil M. Massart, 85, of Green Bay, died Saturday, July 29, 2006, at Bornemann Nursing Home.
She was born on April 8, 1921, in Duvall, to the late Dan and Rose (DeWitt) Johnson.

Virgil was a burner at the Sturgeon Bay shipyards during World War II and later was employed by Schreiber Cheese for 17 years. In January of 1960, she married Wilfred Massart at St. Bernard Catholic Church. Virgil and her husband, Wilfred, owned and operated the Luxemburg Motor Company from January 1961 to June 1992. She enjoyed her garden, cooking and baking, and the nickel slots. Virgil greatly enjoyed spending time with her children and grandchildren.

Survivors include her husband, Wilfred; son, Alan (Mary) Massart, Darboy; and their children, Steven and Rachel; one stepdaughter, Carol (Ken) Ouradnik, Luxemburg; and their children, Todd (Mary) Ouradnik, Casco; and Shaun Stangel, Madison; stepgrandchildren, Brenda (Al) Reckelberg, Dean Massart and fiancŽe Gail, Green Bay; Jackie and Ian Bouche, Dyckesville; Dennis (Laura) Massart, Luxemburg. She is also survived by two sisters, Mabel Blohowiak and Marcella Blahnik, both of Green Bay; two brothers, Roy Johnson, Green Bay; and Lloyd (Elsie) Johnson, Coleman; many nieces, nephews and other relatives.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, Isadore Gretz; one sister, Beatrice Rebitske; one brother, Bob Johnson; and her stepson, Dennis Massart.

Friends called at the Proko-Wall Funeral Home & Crematory, Green Bay, on Monday, July 31, from 3 to 8 p.m. and again on Tuesday from 9 a.m. until the time of services, at St. Bernard Catholic Church. Parish wake service was held at 7 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. Mass of Christian Burial was held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, at the church, with Rev. Walter Stumpf officiating. Burial was in Allouez Catholic Cemetery.

Kenneth LeCloux


Kenneth P. LeCloux, Bellevue, went home to his Father Thursday, July 27, 2006.
Ken was born on March 24, 1950, the son of the late Elmer and Mabel (LeMense) LeCloux.

Ken loved traveling "Route 66," vacationing in Florida, and the Green Bay Packers. He was a faithful member of St. Anne's Episcopal Church and the Loyal Order of Moose Lodge No. 801.

Ken was a loving and devoted husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather and brother. He will be sadly missed by his children, Linda (Matt) Schulz of Cottage Grove; Kathleen (Thomas) Pekarske of Cato; and Bill (Jody) Ness of Manitowoc; his beloved grandchildren, Kristen, Stephanie, Sarah, Samantha, Jessica, Patrick and Ryan; great-grandchildren, Connor, Miles and Delaney; his brothers and sisters, Gabe (Carol) LeCloux of Green Bay; Carol (Vernon) Berger of Luxemburg; Wayne (Barb) LeCloux of Oconto; Ruth (Jim) Zak of Green Bay; Linda (Steve) Pinchart of Algoma; and Rick (Jane) LeCloux of Casco; and a sister-in-law, Mary LeCloux.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 33 years, Sherrill LeCloux, only two weeks prior to his death; his parents; his grandparents; one sister, Nancy LeCloux; and a brother, Elmer LeCloux Jr.

Family and friends called after 2:30 p.m. Monday, July 31, at St. Anne's Episcopal Church, De Pere. Funeral service was held at 3 p.m. at the church, with Rev. Seth Richmond officiating. Cremation followed.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.prokowall.com . Proko-Wall Funeral Home & Crematory assisted the family with arrangements.

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Posted August 2, 2006

Vander Velden, Fern L.

Fern L. (Verstoppen) Vander Velden, 83, lifelong Green Bay area resident, died Monday, July 31, 2006. She was born April 14, 1923, to Felix and Elsie (Vander Perren) Verstoppen. On June 14, 1947, she married Wilmer "Bill" Vander Velden at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church. Fern and Wilmer enjoyed traveling. She was a member of St. Joseph Parish.

Survivors include five children and their spouses, Linda and Dave Damro, Green Bay; Gene and Lynn Vander Velden, Little Suamico; Wayne and Rose Vander Velden, Belgium; Cheryl and Craig Parks, Crivitz; Glen and Kathy Vander Velden, Sturgeon Bay; her grandchildren, Wess (Korey) Damro, Chad (fiancee Cya Decurtins) Damro, Nathan (Melissa) Damro, Nik (fiancee, Starr Hubbard) Damro; Lissa Miller; Peter, Sam, Kate and Tony Vander Velden; Joe, Chris, Dave and Chelsea Parks; Ben, Jake and Zach Vander Velden; great-grandchildren, Bray and Tyler Damro; Jacob and Noah Damro; Tyler and Tanner Miller and Shayne Luck; one brother and sister-in-law, Virgil and Carol Verstoppen; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Eva Vander Velden, Verona McNamara, Elmer and Lorraine Vander Velden, Mary and John Kosinski, Gladys and Bud Ambrosius, Gerald and Jean Vander Velden, Joyce Vander Velden; many special nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Wilmer, on Dec. 22, 2003; her parents, an infant brother, Merlin Verstoppen; one brother and three sisters-in-law, Melvin and Evelyn Verstoppen, Dawn Verstoppen, Dorothy Vander Velden; three brothers-in-law, Henry and Virgil Vander Velden and John McNamara.

Friends may call at St. Joseph Catholic Church, corner of Ninth Street and 12th Avenue, from 9:30 to 11 a.m. Friday. The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Friday at the church with the Rev. Donald Everts officiating. Burial will be St. John the Baptist Cemetery, Howard.

Blaney Funeral Home is assisting the family. To send online condolences, please visit www.blaneyfuneralhome.com.

In lieu of other expressions of sympathy, a memorial fund has been established to benefit the Christian Foundation for Children and Aging.

The family extends a sincere thank you to the staff of Harmony of Green Bay and ManorCare West for providing kindness and respect to Mom during her last years and days.

Posted August 2, 2006

VanRemortel, Regina A. "Grandma Red"

Regina A. "Grandma Red" VanRemortel, 88, Green Bay, died Monday, July 31, 2006, following a brief illness. She was born Aug. 5, 1917, in Green Bay, to the late Peter and Antoinette (Cleerman) VanKauwenbergh. On May 27, 1944, Regina married Sylvester VanRemortel in Green Bay officiated by the Justice of the Peace, Valentine Beth. Sylvester preceded her in death in 1963.

She is survived by her three children and their spouses, Linda and Joseph Piefer, Green Bay; Susan and Michael Holl, Hobart; Christopher VanRemortel, Green Bay; her grandchildren, Lisa (Bill) Jordan, Jodie Regouski, Joseph Piefer, Brian (Cindy) Piefer, Steven (Janette) Holl, Andrew (Elizabeth) Holl, Kristi VanRemortel, Jason VanRemortel; her great-grandchildren, Stephanie, Melanie, Brittany, Tiffany, Lindsey, Caden, Quinten, Lincoln, Logan, Marshall, Ethan, Julia, Kendall, Brynn; nieces and nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Sylvester; her parents; two grandsons, Jeffrey Holl, Curt VanRemortel; 11 brothers and sisters, Peter, Harry, Jack, Freddie, James, Ralph, Elizabeth, Ethel, Isabell, Dorothy and Beatrice.

Friends may call at Blaney Funeral Home, 1521 Shawano Ave., from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday. The funeral service will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home with the Rev. David Koch officiating. Burial will be in Fort Howard Memorial Park. To send online condolences, please go to www.blaneyfuneralhome.com.

Posted August 2, 2006

Wilson Jr., Norman F.

Norman F. Wilson Jr., 93, former Tisch Mills resident, entered into eternal life on Sunday, July 30, 2006, at the Ledgeview Nursing Home in De Pere. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, Aug. 4, 2006, at St. Peter's Evangelical Lutheran Church, 325 Randolph St., Mishicot, with the Reverend Robert Johannes officiating, with burial to follow in the Mishicot Public Cemetery.

Norman was born Sept. 15, 1912, in Mishicot, to the late Norman and Emma Stueck Wilson. He married the former Mildred Peterson on July 17, 1971, and she preceded him in death on Nov. 2, 2001. Mr. Wilson owned and operated the family farm in Mishicot for many years. He was a long time member of St. Peter's Evangelical Lutheran Church in Mishicot. Norman enjoyed playing cards, dancing, and spending time with his family and friends.

He is survived by three daughters and two sons-in-law, Linde and Ed Sinclair, Jill and John Verheyen, and Joy Peterson, all of Green Bay; six grandchildren, four great-grandchildren. He is further survived by a sister-in-law, Kathleen Van Eyck, and a brother-in-law, Rendall DeGroot, both of Green Bay; and by nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents and his wife he was also preceded in death by three sisters, Mabel Tapp, Viola Wegner, Nora Wilda and by two brothers, John and Raymond Wilson.

Relatives and friends may call after 9 a.m. on Friday at St. Peter's Evangelical Lutheran Church in Mishicot, until the time of service at 11 a.m. There will be no Thursday evening visitation. The Lambert-Eckert Funeral Home of Mishicot is assisting the Wilson family with funeral arrangement.

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Posted August 2, 2006

DeBruin, Kenneth J. "Ken"

Kenneth J. DeBruin, age 57 years, died Sunday, July 30, 2006 as a result of a boating accident in Forest County. He was born September 30, 1948 in Appleton the son of Urban and Rita (Verstegen) DeBruin. Ken married Patricia Felton on January 3, 1970 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Appleton. He was employed at Appleton Coated in Combined Locks for over 35 years. Ken enjoyed fishing, hunting and golfing. He was a member of the Urban Klister Post 436 American Legion, Wrightstown. Ken was especially proud of the new cottage he recently built with the help of his family and friends on Pine Lake in Forest County. He loved spending time with his grandchildren and was always willing to help his family and friends with their projects.

Ken is survived by his wife of 36 years, Pat DeBruin of Combined Locks; mother, Rita DeBruin of Kimberly; son, Greg (Mollie) DeBruin of Appleton; grandchildren: Isabel and Curtis DeBruin; sisters: Nancy (Ken) Geiger and Janet (Jim) Burwitz both of Appleton; brothers: Leo (Fran) DeBruin of Combined Locks, Roy (Debbie) DeBruin of Appleton and Glen (Amy) DeBruin of Combined Locks and sister-in-law, Mary (Gerald) Larson of Cedarburg. He is further survived by many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Ken was preceded in death by his son Curt DeBruin, father Urban DeBruin, father-in-law and mother-in-law, Jerry and Sybil Felton, brother-in-law George Felton and sister-in-law Jean Ruebekeil.

The funeral liturgy for Ken will be held at 12 Noon on Thursday, August 3, 2006 at ST. PAUL CATHOLIC CHURCH, 410 E. Wallace St., Combined Locks with Fr. Jim Lucas officiating. Interment will take place at St. Paul Catholic Cemetery. Friends may call at the Church from 9 a.m. until the time of service. A memorial fund has been established in his name.

8/3/2006 GBPG

Posted August 3, 2006

Vander Velden, Fern L.

Fern L. (Verstoppen) Vander Velden, 83, lifelong Green Bay area resident, died Monday, July 31, 2006. She was born April 14, 1923, to Felix and Elsie (Vander Perren) Verstoppen. On June 14, 1947, she married Wilmer "Bill" Vander Velden at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church. Fern and Wilmer enjoyed traveling. She was a member of St. Joseph Parish.

Survivors include five children and their spouses, Linda and Dave Damro, Green Bay; Gene and Lynn Vander Velden, Little Suamico; Wayne and Rose Vander Velden, Belgium; Cheryl and Craig Parks, Crivitz; Glen and Kathy Vander Velden, Sturgeon Bay; her grandchildren, Wess (Korey) Damro, Chad (fiancee Cya Decurtins) Damro, Nathan (Melissa) Damro, Nik (fiancee, Starr Hubbard) Damro; Lissa Miller; Peter, Sam, Kate and Tony Vander Velden; Joe, Chris, Dave and Chelsea Parks; Ben, Jake and Zach Vander Velden; great-grandchildren, Bray and Tyler Damro; Jacob and Noah Damro; Tyler and Tanner Miller and Shayne Luck; one brother and sister-in-law, Virgil and Carol Verstoppen; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Eva Vander Velden, Verona McNamara, Elmer and Lorraine Vander Velden, Mary and John Kosinski, Gladys and Bud Ambrosius, Gerald and Jean Vander Velden, Joyce Vander Velden; many special nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Wilmer, on Dec. 22, 2003; her parents, an infant brother, Merlin Verstoppen; one brother and three sisters-in-law, Melvin and Evelyn Verstoppen, Dawn Verstoppen, Dorothy Vander Velden; three brothers-in-law, Henry and Virgil Vander Velden and John McNamara.

Friends may call at St. Joseph Catholic Church, corner of Ninth Street and 12th Avenue, from 9:30 to 11 a.m. Friday. The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Friday at the church with the Rev. Donald Everts officiating. Burial will be St. John the Baptist Cemetery, Howard.

Blaney Funeral Home is assisting the family. To send online condolences, please visit www.blaneyfuneralhome.com.

In lieu of other expressions of sympathy, a memorial fund has been established to benefit the Christian Foundation for Children and Aging.

The family extends a sincere thank you to the staff of Harmony of Green Bay and ManorCare West for providing kindness and respect to Mom during her last years and days.

8/3/2006 Post Crescent

Posted August 3, 2006

Weber, Robert C.

Robert C. Weber, Shawano, formerly of Appleton, age 57, died Monday, July 31, 2006, as the result of an automobile accident. Bob was born May 9, 1949, in Milwaukee to the late Martin E. and Elizabeth (White) Weber. Bob proudly served his country in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam Conflict. He was a highly decorated war veteran, awarded the Purple Heart and Silver Star, which were among his numerous Army decorations.

Bob worked in sales most of his life with Kimberly-Clark, radio sales, and insurance. He lived to fish and hunt. Bob loved to read, cook, and spend time with his family and friends. He was a former member of the Little Chute Jaycees, the Appleton Kiwanis Club, and the Lunkers Unlimited Fishing Club.

Bob will by sadly missed by his daughter, Colleen (Brian) Vanden Heuvel, Appleton; his son, Mark (Erin) Weber, Madison; three grandchildren: Kyle and Corinne Vanden Heuvel, and Zach; his mother, Betty Weber of Kentucky; a sister, Linda Weber, Paris, France and a brother, John (Nona) Weber, Kentucky; his former wife and very good friend, Ellen Weber, of Appleton. He will also be sadly missed by his dear friends: Dick Brucks, Steve Beyer, and Randy Miller. He is further survived by many nieces, nephews, and special friends.

Bob was preceded in death by his father, Martin E. Weber.

A Funeral Service will be held 7 p.m. Friday, August 4 at the Brettschneider-Trettin-Lederer Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Michael O'Rourke officiating. Friends may call at the funeral chapel on Friday from 4 p.m. until the time of service. Full military rights will follow. In lieu of other expressions of sympathy, a memorial fund is being established.

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Posted August 4, 2006

Riemer, Ida M.

Ida M. Riemer, 92, Cecil, passed away on Wednesday, Aug. 2, 2006, at Shawano. Ida was born on June 17, 1914, to the late Fredrick and Emma (Blaese) Laedtke in Underhill. On May 1, 1948, she married Adolph Riemer. He preceded her in death on Oct. 8, 1995. She was a longtime member of Hope Lutheran Church in Cecil and Hope Ladies Aid.

She is survived by her children, Barbara (Dennis) Fink, Pelican Lake; Lois Riemer, Cecil; Carol (Roy) Stuewer, Lino Lakes, Minn; Ronald (Susanne) Riemer, Suamico; eight grandchildren, Julie (Mike) Fronsee, Scot (Kimberly) Fink, Timothy (Theresa) Stuewer, Rebecca Stuewer, Joshua Stuewer, Amanda (Seth) Jovaag, Megan (Colbey) Sullivan, Aaron Riemer; five great-grandchildren, Ben, Mckenzie, Hannah, Ella, Lydia; a brother, Alfred (Norma) Laedtke, Appleton; a sister-in-law, Delores Laedtke, Shawano; a brother-in-law, Fred Taylor, Gresham; nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Adolph; four sisters and brothers-in-law, Hilda (Frank) Westerfeld, Esther Laedtke, Amanda (Gordon) Schoening, Dorothy Taylor; two brothers, Fred and Robert Laedtke.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, Aug. 5, 2006, at 11 a.m. at Hope Lutheran Church in Cecil, on James Street, with Rev. David Miller officiating. Family and friends may call at the church on Saturday from 9 a.m. until the time of the service. Interment will be held at St. John Church Cemetery in Pulcifer. Zastrow Funeral Home in Cecil is assisting the family.

Posted August 4, 2006

Stein, Irene N.

Irene N. Stein, 97, Green Bay, passed away on Wednesday morning, August 2, 2006, at a local nursing home. She was born February 9, 1909, to the late Fred and Magdalen (Kettner) Neumueller. On November 25, 1939, Irene married Lawrence Stein at St. Mary's Church in Oshkosh. She was a former member of St. Matthew's Catholic Church in Green Bay.

Irene is survived by her two children, Dennis Kenote, Keshena; Ann Francois, Green Bay; five grandchildren, Beth Francois, Katie Francois, Matt Stein, Tricia (Randy) Willems, Joanna Stein; two great-grandchildren, Justice and Madison; nieces, nephews and cousins.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Lawrence; one sister, one infant sister and an infant brother.

Gathering time with family and friends will be held on Tuesday, August 8, 2006, at St. Matthew's Catholic Church, 130 St. Matthew's Street, Green Bay, from 10 a.m. until the Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m. with the Reverend Larry Seidl officiating. Interment will be in Riverside Cemetery, Oshkosh.

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Posted August 4, 2006

Sister Kenneth Devlin

Sister Kenneth Devlin, age 102, a member of the Franciscan Sisters of Christian Charity, died Wednesday morning, Aug. 2, 2006, at Holy Family Convent, Manitowoc.

The former Frances Devlin was born Nov. 26, 1903, in Corning, Ohio, daughter of the late Edward and Mary (Newman) Devlin. She entered the Convent in 1923 and professed her vows in 1926. Sister Kenneth earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Ohio University, Athens, and a Master of Science degree from Creighton University, Omaha, Neb. Sister Kenneth served as an elementary and/or high school teacher at St. Joseph and St. Boniface, Manitowoc, Holy Family Academy, Manitowoc, St. Francis, Hollandtown, Xavier High School, Appleton, all of Wisconsin; St. Agnes, Mingo Junction, St. Benedict, Cambridge, St. Nicholas and Rosecrans, Zanesville, St. Mary, Delaware, all of Ohio; St. Ambrose, Ironwood, Holy Name, Escanaba, both of Michigan; Guardian Angels, West Point, Holy Family, Lindsay, both of Nebraska; and St. Willibrord, Chicago. She retired to St. Rita Health Center at the Motherhouse in November of 1997. Sister Kenneth was a member of the Franciscan Sisters of Christian Charity.

Survivors include the Franciscan Sisters of Christian Charity; and a sister-in-law: Frances Devlin, Centerville, Ohio. Nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends also survive.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday, Aug. 7, 2006, at Holy Family Convent Chapel, Manitowoc. Officiating at the Mass of Christian Burial will be the Rev. Samuel D. Jadin, O.Praem, with burial at Holy Family Convent Cemetery, Manitowoc.

The family will greet relatives and friends at Holy Family Convent, Manitowoc, from 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 6, 2006, where a prayer service will be held at 7 p.m. at Holy Family Convent Chapel, Manitowoc.

The Pfeffer Funeral Home & Cremation Care Center, Manitowoc, is assisting the family with funeral arrangements.

Herald Times Reporter

Aug. 4, 2006

Posted August 4, 2006

Christine V. Nocker

Christine V. Nocker, age 94, a resident of Hamilton Memorial Home, formerly of 2011 24th St., Two Rivers, died Wednesday evening, Aug. 2, 2006, at the home.

Christine was born Dec. 20, 1911, in Menchalville, daughter of the late Frank and Frances (Shusta) Zeman. On Nov. 12, 1935, she married Alvin F. Nocker at St. John's Church, Two Rivers. He preceded her in death on May 24, 1972. Christine worked in the meat department of Stangel's Super Value for many years, retiring in 1976. She was a former member of the Two Rivers Homemakers, the Two Rivers Senior Center, and a longtime member of St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church in Two Rivers. Christine loved to travel, knit, play bingo, and was an excellent baker.

Survivors include two daughters and sons-in-law: Darlene and Mark Jacquart, Betty and Charles L. "Chuck" Peterson, all of Two Rivers; five grandchildren: Darryl (Linda) Jacquart, Manitowoc; Amy (Vance) Engelbrecht, Manitowoc; David Jacquart, Two Rivers; Dean Jacquart and special friend, Jodi Broehm, Two Rivers; Stacy (Paul) Stolzman, Jackson. Christine also has 13 great-grandchildren, and was looking forward to the birth of another in January. She is also survived by one sister and great friend: Grace Boness, Two Rivers. Nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends also survive. Besides her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by one brother: Albert Zeman; two sisters: Mary Tisler Shebesta and Veronica Edlbeck; a granddaughter; and other extended family members.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 5, 2006, at St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church, Two Rivers. Officiating at the service will be the Rev. David Scherbarth. Burial will be at Knollwood Memorial Gardens, Highway 310, Manitowoc.

The family will greet relatives and friends at St. John's Church, Two Rivers, from 9 a.m. until the time of service at 10:30 a.m. There will be no visitation at the funeral home on Friday evening.

Memorials may be made to St. John's Lutheran School or Manitowoc Lutheran High School.

The Klein & Stangel Funeral Home, Two Rivers, is assisting the family with funeral arrangements.

The family extends a sincere thank you to the staffs of Harmony of Two Rivers and the Hamilton Memorial Home, for the care and kindness given to Christine.

Herald Times Reporter

Aug. 4, 2006

8/4/2006 Post Crescent

Posted August 4, 2006

Sanders, Robert S. Sr.

Robert S. Sanders, Sr., Appleton, age 81, passed away on Wednesday morning, August 2, 2006, at Parkside Care Center in Little Chute. He was born on December 24, 1924, in Little Chute to the late Stephen and Anne (Koehne) Sanders. Bob served his country with the United States Army during WWII. He was united in marriage to Marianne Mosher of Wausau, she preceded him in death. Robert was later united in marriage to Bonnie Clark, she survives. Bob spent his entire working life as a Switchman for the Chicago North Western Railroad. He was a member of the VFW Electric City Post 3319 in Kaukauna, where he served as commander during the 1960s. He was a founder of the St. Vincent DePaul Society, St. Aloysius Chapter, and was a member of St. Aloysius and St. Mary's Catholic Churches in Kaukauna for many years. Bob enjoyed golfing, bowling, woodworking, and loved cooking for his family.

He will be sadly missed by his wife, Bonnie; his children: Terrence (Christine) Sanders, Manistique, MI; Robert Jr. (Laurie) Sanders, Appleton; Laura (Gregory) Griffin, Cedar Rapids, IA; step-children: Pamela (Marty) Daly, Texas; Jeffrey (Martha) Polman, Georgia; Lili (Bob) Hahn, Combined Locks; Jackie Rogers, Stevens Point; Jill (John) Graffeo, Ohio; Holly (Brad) Sims, North Carolina; Matthew (Kirsten) Polman, Madison; grandchildren: Eileen Spoo, Phylea (Dale) Goehring, Kandace Sanders, Benjamin Sanders, Lucian Sanders, Marianne Griffin, Kyllian Griffin; 18 step-grandchildren; great-grandchildren: Lawrence Spoo, Nicholas and Brooke Goehring. He is further survived by his sister, Regina De Coster, Little Chute; brother-in-law, Leo Hett, Menasha; sister-in-law, Joyce Sanders, Menasha.

In addition to his parents, and his first wife, Marianne, he was preceded in death by his brothers and sisters: Viola, Earl, Dorothy, Ralph, Marie, James, Frank, Alvin, Rita, and Helen.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, August 5, 2006, at 11 a.m. at St. Mary's Catholic Church (119 W. 7th Street, Kaukauna) with Father Jerry Pastors officiating. Friends may call at the church from 10 a.m. until the time of the mass. Military Honors will be performed at the church directly after mass. Interment will be in St. Mary's Cemetery in Kaukauna.

The family would like to give a very special thank you to Lili and Jerome Hahn for assisting with Bob's care.

Posted August 4, 2006

Van Alstine, Lorraine A.

Lorraine A. Van Alstine (Lorraine Shaw), age 96, Winneconne, died peacefully on Tuesday, August 1, 2006, at Care Partners Assisted Living in Winneconne. Lorraine was born September 10, 1909, in Black Creek, Wisconsin, the daughter of the late Arnold and Rose (Krackenberg) Shaw. She was married to Ralph Van Alstine July 28, 1934, and lived in Neenah most of her life, where she was a long time member of the First Methodist Church in Neenah.

Lorraine was an avid sports fan and particularly delighted in the activities and achievements of her grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Lorraine is survived by a son, Robert (Retha Martin) Van Alstine of Columbus, Georgia; a daughter: Judie Hribernik of Winneconne; five grandchildren: Mark Van Alstine of Neenah; Brian Van Alstine of Clovis, California; Craig Van Alstine of Lakewood; Julie (Jeff) Skinner of Neenah; and Kristy (Peter) Jouflas, Grand Junction, Colorado. She is also survived by seven great-grandchildren, sisters-in-law, many nieces, nephews, and friends.

In addition to her parents, Lorraine was preceded in death by her husband Ralph; a grandson Todd Spellman; a son-in-law James Hribernik; brothers Edward (Louise) Shaw and Douglas Shaw; a sister Elaine Seims; and several brothers-and sisters-in-law.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, August 8, 2006, at the Star of Hope Chapel at Highland Memorial Park, 3131 North Richmond Street in Appleton with Rev. Tim Vanden Langenberg officiating. Friends may call directly at the cemetery chapel on Tuesday from 10 a.m. until the hour of the service.

The family wishes to thank the staff at Care Partners for their loving care during the past year.

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Posted August 5, 2006

Dickinson, Marion (Herald)

Mrs. Lyle (Marion) Dickinson, 97, a 70-year parishioner at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Green Bay, died Thursday, Aug. 3, 2006, after a long illness. She was born in the Township of Oconto, on Aug. 21, 1908, and graduated from Oconto High School. Her parents were Jim and Maggie (Lawler) Herald. She was employed as a secretary in the A&P cheese factory in Green Bay, before marriage on Aug. 31, 1935, to Lyle Dickinson, who was a long-time employee at Northwest Engineering. For many years she worked as an election aide in the Norwood School district, was active in the Daughters of Isabella, was an enthusiastic marathon card player, a seamstress and a fabulous pie baker. Her husband, Lyle, preceded her in death in 1997.

She is survived by her children, Jack, Detroit; Jean (Tom) Badciong, Green Bay; and Lloyd (Kristin Bergstrom), Milwaukee; four grandchildren, Bryan (Runae) Badciong, Atlanta; Chris (Tina) Badciong, Memphis; Andrew Dickinson, Indianapolis; and Molly Dickinson, Milwaukee: brother, Jack (Alva) Herald and sisters-in-law, Priscilla Herald, Green Bay; Fern Herald, Milwaukee; Rozella Dickinson, Green Bay; and Jesse Murdock, Howard. She is further survived by four great-grandchildren, Haley, Tyler, Brooke and Mitchell, as well as many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her brothers, Jim, Mike, Frank and Hugh; her sisters, Agnes LeMere and Kathryn Herald; her brothers-in-law, Bob and George Dickinson, Ralph LeMere and Burg Murdock; and her sisters-in-law, Bernice Dickinson, Francis Kelly and Jeanne Herald.

Visitation will be held on Monday, Aug. 7, at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 1224 12th Ave,, Green Bay, after 9:30 a.m. where the Mass of Christian Burial will take place at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Pete Renard, O. Praem officiating. Entombment will be in the Allouez Chapel Mausoleum. Online condolences may be expressed at www.lyndahl.com.

In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund has been established for the Alzheimer's Association of Greater Wisconsin.

A special thank you is extended to all of the staff in the special care unit at Woodside Lutheran Home for their loving care.

8/5/2006 Post Crescent

Posted August 5, 2006

Quinn, James B.

James B. Quinn, born in Appleton and raised in Neenah, of Germantown, age 76, passed away August 4, 2006.

Beloved husband for 45 years of Sally, dear father of James (Wendy), Colleen and Patrick (Pamela), dear grandfather of Jamie, Collin, Paige and Sarah, dear brother of Dorothy (James) Francart. Further survived by other relatives and friends.

Visitation Monday, August 7 from 10 a.m. until time of Service at 11 a.m. at the Funeral Home. Interment St. Margaret's Cemetery in Neenah, WI.

9/6/2006 GBPG

Posted August 6, 2006

Duggan, June "Dixie" (Frederickson)

June "Dixie" Duggan (Frederickson), 84, Cambridge, Minn., died Aug. 1, 2006, at Cambridge Medical Center. June Elaine Duggan was born April 30, 1922, in Green Bay, Wis. She grew up and lived in Allouez most of her working life. June married Norbert Duggan in September, 1940, and had two children, James and Diane. June and Norbert moved to Phoenix, Ariz., in 1967. They lived in Phoenix for many years and eventually retired in Wickenburg, Ariz. June has made her home in Cambridge for the past 2˝ years.

She is survived by her son, James Duggan, and his wife, Janet, Wickenburg; son-in-law, Harry Williams; six grandchildren, Kathy Vandenheuvel, Connie Schwartz, John Wayne Duggan, Angela Williams, Joseph Williams, and Jennifer Williams; 12 great-grandchildren; brother-in-law, Mel Duggan and his wife, Katie; and sister-in-law, Loretta Duggan.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Norbert J. Duggan, and daughter, Diane M. Williams.

The memorial services will be held in Green Bay, Wisconsin for the family at a later date. Strike Funeral Home. Cambridge.

Posted August 6, 2006

Heckendorf, Iletta

Iletta Heckendorf, 79, Oconto Falls, died Friday afternoon, August 4, 2006, at home surrounded by her family. She was born February 3, 1927, in Lena to George and Mabel (Runk) Keith. She grew up in the Lena area where she attended school. On September 8, 1945, she married Harold P. Heckendorf at St. John's Lutheran Church in Gillett. Iletta lived in the Oconto Falls area for most of her life where she was employed at the NEW Credit Union in Oconto Falls for 17 years. She was a faithful member of Grace Lutheran Church in Oconto Falls where she taught Sunday school and attended different bible study groups. Iletta also belonged to the AARP, American Legion Auxiliary and served as a former member of the Oconto Falls Ambulance Service. Iletta will be lovingly remembered for her delightful cooking and baking abilities as well as her talent for sewing and fine painting of pictures. She will also be fondly thought of each Christmas by her grandchildren who have collected their custom painted tree bulbs every year from "Grandma Heckendorf" since their birth.

She is survived by her seven children, Carol Startup, Waunakee; James (Judy) Heckendorf, Oconomowoc; Judy (Dennis) Blazek, Kelly Lake; Sandra (Todd) Heimke, Oconto Falls; Bonnie (David) Wellnitz, Ashwaubenon; Linda (Tom) Blaser, Oconto Falls; Debbie Heckendorf, Waukesha; 18 grandchildren, 12 great grandchildren; two sisters, Viola McDougal, Oconto Falls; Myrtle Van Laarhoven, Lena; two sisters-in-law, Beatrice Keith, Mazomanie; Kathryn (Dick) Postman, MI; many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Harold Heckendorf, on October 29, 2001, two brothers, Henry and George Keith, one sister, Dorothy Yarwood, one granddaughter, Laura Blaser, and three brothers-in-law, Glen McDougal, Adrian Van Laarhoven and Vance Yarwood.

Friends may call at Jones Funeral Service in Oconto Falls (920-848-2222 or visit: www.jonesfuneral.com) after 4 p.m. Monday, August 7, 2006. Visitation will continue after 10 a.m. Tuesday, August 8, 2006, at Grace Lutheran Church in Oconto Falls until the time of services. Funeral services will be held 11:30 a.m. Tuesday at the church with the Rev. Doreen Jeffers officiating. Burial in Woodlawn Cemetery, Oconto Falls.

Posted August 6, 2006

LaFave, Daniel E.

Daniel E. LaFave, 59, Green Bay, passed away July 30, 2006.

Visitation at Proko-Wall Funeral Home, 1630 E. Mason St., from noon to 1 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 7. Service 1 to 2 with visitation again from 2 to 3 p.m.

Posted August 6, 2006

Rebitz, Clarence James

Clarence James Rebitz, 84, Destin, Fla., died on Wednesday July 19, 2006. Mr. Rebitz was born in Milwaukee, Wis., on July 9, 1922, to Wentzel Rebitz and Lillian Kulhanek and was raised in Luxemburg, Wis. He was a first lieutenant World War II veteran of the U.S. Army in active duty, serving six years in southern France and central Europe.

He married the former Dorothy Smits of Kaukauna, Wis., on Nov. 7, 1953, and celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with their family on Nov. 7, 2003.

Clarence was a distribution manager at Fairmont Foods Dairy Company in Green Bay, Wis., for 33 years.

After retirement Clarence and Dorothy enjoyed their many travels to several countries before settling in the Destin, Fla., area to enjoy his passion for golf, fishing and watching the dolphins while walking on the beach.

Clarence was preceded in death by his father and mother, Wenzil and Lillian Rebitz, Luxemburg, Wis.; sister Marcella Heine, Milwaukee, Wis.; and his youngest sister Patricia Simonar, Luxemburg, Wis.

He is survived by his wife, Dorothy Rebitz, Destin, Fla.; his sister, Elaine Dorner, Luxemburg, Wis.; his oldest son, Ken Rebitz, wife, Deborah, and two grandchildren, Dane and Nicholas, San Diego, Calif.; his second son, Robert Rebitz, wife, Pamela, and two grandchildren, Samatha and Elizabeth, San Francisco, Calif.; and his daughter, Nancy Senner, husband Eddie, Atlanta, Ga.

Funeral arrangements were handled by the immediate family and were private. He is interred in Barrancas National Cemetery in Pensacola, Fla.

8/6/2006 Post Crescent

Posted August 6, 2006

Mrs. Matsuko Honda

It is with grief that the Manitowoc International Relations Association (MIRA) announces the passing of Mrs. Matsuko Honda, age 66, Kamogawa, Japan, beloved wife of sister-city Mayor Toshio Honda and dear mother of daughters Mikiko and Junko.

Mrs. Honda passed away peacefully surrounded by family and friends in her home on Wednesday, July 26, 2006, at 12:50 a.m., after a struggle with stomach cancer.

A wake was held on July 28, followed by a funeral service on July 29. During the two days, over 2,300 people (citizens of Kamogawa, friends and colleagues) paid their last respects to Matsuko Honda.

Flowers and condolences were sent on behalf of MIRA. Messages of condolence may be sent to Kamogawa c/o the Manitowoc Mayor's Office, City Hall, 900 Quay St., Manitowoc, WI 54220.

Mrs. Honda was a friend of the citizens of the city of Manitowoc, having visited as a member of the Goodwill and Friendship Delegation, and having warmly welcomed Manitowoc citizens visiting Kamogawa. We were fortunate to have known Matsuko Honda and mourn her departure.

Herald Times Reporter

Aug. 6, 2006

Posted August 6, 2006

Hugh 'Itch' Reindl

Hugh "Itch" Reindl, age 81, of 2212 Emerson St., Manitowoc, died Friday evening, Aug. 4, 2006, at St. Mary's Home in Manitowoc.

Hugh was born on May 13, 1925, in Manitowoc, son of the late Hugo and Susan (Vanderbloomen) Reindl. He graduated from Manitowoc Lincoln High School with the class of 1943. On Aug. 10, 1946, he married the former Anna Bennington at Holy Innocents Catholic Church, Manitowoc. Hugh was employed with Eck Industries of Manitowoc for many years until his retirement.

Survivors include his wife: Anna, of Manitowoc; three sons and two daughters-in-law: Richard J. Reindl, Madison, Ronald H. and Barb Reindl, Sun Prairie, Robert C. and Jane Reindl, Laguna Niguel, Calif.; one daughter and son-in-law: Patricia A. and Michael Denk, Manitowoc; eight grandchildren: Kirk, Joel (Tricia), Christopher, Alex, Andrew, Katie, Grant and Sara; three sisters and two brothers-in-law: Marie Hartlaub, Sheboygan, Rita and Bill Hartman, Manitowoc, Elaine and Robert Woolf, Indiana; three sisters-in-law and one brother-in-law: Florence Zipperer, Reedsville, Mary Kopidlansky, Manitowoc, Josie and John Janesky, Arkansas; two brothers-in-law and two sisters-in-law: Tommy and Rosie Bennington, Minnesota, Marty and Marcy Bennington, Manitowoc; also surviving are nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Hugh is also preceded in death by two brothers: Gregory "Bud" Reindl and Jerome Reindl; and one sister: Monica Wisniewski.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 8, 2006, at St. Francis of Assisi on Waldo in Manitowoc. Officiating at the Mass of Christian Burial will be the Rev. Gerald Foley with entombment to follow at Calvary Mausoleum, Manitowoc.

The family will greet relatives and friends on Tuesday, Aug. 8, 2006, at St. Francis of Assisi on Waldo from 9 a.m. until the time of Mass at 11 a.m.

The Pfeffer Funeral Home and Cremation Care Center, Manitowoc, is assisting the family with funeral arrangements.

The family wishes to thank the staff at St. Mary's Nursing Home, Tower Two, for their loving and compassionate care for our dad and husband.

Herald Times Reporter

Aug. 6, 2006

8/6/2006 Post Crescent

Posted August 6, 2006

Mertens, Karen Lee

Karen Lee (Knutson) Mertens, age 65, went home to be with her Lord on August 3, 2006. She was born on July 25, 1941, in Appleton, Wisconsin, to parents Elmer and Hazel Knutson. She had two sisters, Dorothy (Mel) Thorp and Lois (James) Witzke and a brother, Peter (Nan) Knutson. She married Dean Christensen in 1961 and they had three children. They are Connie (Rick) Weiss, Brett (Brandee) Christensen, and Bart (Leeann) Christensen. On August 6, 1974, she married the true love of her life Dennis Mertens and spent nearly 32 years making every moment count.

She was an employee of the Greyhound Bus Company since 1982 and owner and operator of the Oshkosh Greyhound station for the past seven years. She delighted in serving others and witnessing her strong Christian faith. She inspired many from all walks of life. She was very active within her own church family. She was a Sunday school teacher; she taught Adult Classes, participated in the 1st Place Bible study, was active in the Befriender Ministry program as well as Bereavement Ministry, which she was very instrumental in bringing to her congregation. Karen's love for the Lord was powerful. And her love of family was just as strong. She especially loved the time she spent with her grandchildren. She also loved living on the lake and tending to her gardens. She will be missed but for those who knew her best, they already know that she is truly home.

In her final year Karen along with husband Dennis became passionate about making church camp possible for any child who was a part of their church family. They set up the Camp Scholarship Fund and were successful in raising enough funds to send 19 kids to camp for free this summer, including two of their own grandchildren.

She is survived by her husband, Dennis, her three children: Connie, Brett and Bart, six grandchildren and a large community of family and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents Elmer and Hazel Knutson, her sister, Dorothy Thorp and her brother-in-law, James Witzke.

Her family loved and cared for her. Although her health declined, her spirit grew strong — inspiring many. It was Karen's purpose to leave this world a better place because she lived in it. The people and ministries she left behind are proof of that. Surely her Lord greeted her with a joyful "Well done good and faithful servant!"

Her family wishes to thank her caregivers at Froedtert Memorial Hospital and to all family and friends who supported her and her family over the past few weeks.

Services: Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, August 12, at Church of Our Saviour Ev. Lutheran Church, Fond du Lac. The Rev. Dewey Wisner will officiate, and burial will be at Lakeview Cemetery on Lakeshore Drive in the Town of Friendship.

Visitation: Visitation will be held from 4 to 8 p.m. on Friday, August 11, at Church of Our Saviour. Visitation will also take place from 9 a.m. to 10 on Saturday, August 12 prior to the services.

Memorials: It was Karen's desire that all memorials go directly to the Camp Scholarship Fund at Church of Our Saviour, Fond du Lac. Uecker-Witt Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Posted August 6, 2006

O'Rourke, Frieda M.

Frieda M. O'Rourke (Frieda Bellin), 88, Neenah, died peacefully on August 2, 2006, at Brewster Village in Appleton,Wis. Frieda was born March 17, 1918, in Erie, N.D., the daughter of the late Henry and Minnie (Marquardt) Bellin. Frieda lived in Neenah until her retirement at age 66 from Kimberly-Clark Corporation, where she worked in research and development for 37 years. She was an active and long time member of Martin Lutheran Church. She enjoyed bowling, boating, golfing, cooking and playing her harmonica. After retirement she lived with her daughter, Sheryl Loughrin in Greendale, Wis. She worked 5 years part-time in a dress shop and was active in her grandchildren's activities. She was a member of Hales Corner's Lutheran Church.

Frieda is survived by a daughter, Sheryl and a son-in-law Gene Loughrin, Gresham, Wis.; She cherished her two grandchildren, Bridget Molthen, Ft. Adkinson; and Mark Loughrin, Glendale, Calif.; She is also survived by two great-grandchildren, Meghan and Michael Molthen; her dear sister, Mrs. Helen Riddle, Eden Prairie, Minn.; and many nieces, nephews and friends.

In addition to her parents, Frieda was preceded in death by two brothers, Henry and Walter Bellin; and three sisters, Eva Green, Tillie Roberstad and Marie Porath.

At the request of the family, the funeral will be private. Interment will take place at Greenlawn Memorial Park on Wednesday, August 9, at 10:30 a.m. The Rev. James Seim will officiate.

The family would like to express their sincere thanks to ThedaCare at Home Hospice for their wonderful care in the past few weeks and to the staff at Brewster Village for three years of dedicated, compassionate and loving care.

Posted August 6, 2006

Quinn, James B.

James B. Quinn, born in Appleton and raised in Neenah, of Germantown, age 76, passed away August 4, 2006.

Beloved husband for 45 years of Sally, dear father of James (Wendy), Colleen and Patrick (Pamela), dear grandfather of Jamie, Collin, Paige and Sarah, dear brother of Dorothy (James) Francart. Further survived by other relatives and friends.

Visitation Monday, August 7, from 10 a.m. until time of Service at 11 a.m. at the Funeral Home. Interment St. Margaret's Cemetery in Neenah, WI.

8/7/2006 Oconto County, WI

Mon, Aug 7, 2006

Obituaries


Ruth M. Goldsmith

Ruth M. Goldsmith, age 83, formerly of Coleman, went home to be with her Lord on Wednesday, August 2, 2006. Born in Oconto on June 28, 1923, she was the daughter of the late Zeal and Agnes (DePouw) VanHefty. On July 30, 1964 she married John Goldsmith and he preceded her in death on May 25, 1991.
Ruth enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren, farming, gardening and playing cards and scrabble with good friends.
She is survived by her children, Bill Messenger, Oconto, Dan (Emily) Messenger and Jeannie (Russ) Martin, both of Peshtigo, Michael (Cindy) Messenger, Coleman, John (Colleen) Messenger, Oconto, Richard (Mimi) Messenger and Mary (Jim) Paitl, both of Lena, Rita (Tom) Seefeldt, Coleman, Kathy (Joe) Fiedorowicz, Crivitz; two sisters, Dorothy (Harvey) Cota, Jeannie (Clem) Harley; sisters-in-law, Marge (Clarence) VanHefty, Leora Berg, Hildegarde Anderson, Ruby Neverman, Hallie Burg, Clara Goldsmith; 27 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.
Besides her parents and husband John, she was preceded in death by her first husband, Clyde Messenger in 1963, two brothers, Claude and Clarence VanHefty and two grandsons, Daniel Jr. and Geffrey Scott.
Visitation was held on Saturday, August 5, at St. Francis Catholic Church in Coleman from 9:00 a.m. until 11:45 with a funeral mass following at noon. The Rev. Fr. Larry Marto officiated and burial was in the Oconto Catholic Cemetery. Berth & Rosenthal Funeral Home assisted the family with arrangements. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Lung Association.

8/8/2006 GBPG

Posted August 8, 2006

Dresang Sr., David L.

David L. Dresang, 70, Appleton, went home to heaven on Monday, August 7, 2006, at his home, surrounded by his family. David was born on March 16, 1936, in Green Bay to the late Mildred (Dresang) Zellmer. He married Mary Copeland on August 26, 1972, in Appleton. David was a loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather. He proudly served his country for twelve years as a member of the United States Air Force in both Korea and Vietnam. David worked at Appleton Wire Works for sixteen years and subsequently as a bus driver with Valley Transit for 20 years. He was a member of Appleton Post #38 of the American Legion and Moose Lodge #317. David enjoyed videotaping, mowing his lawn, family cookouts, visiting the casino, his cat Sammy, bean soup, fishy kisses and, especially, the time he spent with his grandchildren. He was also a proud member of the 2nd Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry Association, Company E.

Survivors include his wife of 33 years, Mary; his children, David L. (Theresa) Dresang, Jr., De Pere; Barb Ashton, Anchorage, Alaska; Sally Montulli, Rochester, New York; Randy (Angela) Dresang, Hubert, North Carolina; and Mary Kay Van Grinsven (Jim De Decker), Appleton; family friend Sue Garcia; his sixteen grandchildren; his two great-grandchildren; and his Aunt Ellen, Uncle John and Aunt Viola; his brothers-in-law, Ron (Terry) Richman, and Don (Estelle) Kendrick.

He was preceded in death by his in-laws, Thomas (Evelyn) Copeland; Aunt Loretta; Aunt Jean; Aunt Magdalene; Aunt Aurelia; and Uncle Willard.

Funeral services will be at 6 p.m. on Thursday, August 10, 2006, at WICHMANN FUNERAL HOME, Appleton, with Chaplain Jordan Kuczwara officiating. Friends may call directly at the funeral home on Thursday from 4 p.m. until the time of services.

The family would like to extend a sincere thank you to ThedaCare at Home Hospice, Dr. Anthony Phillips and his staff. In lieu of flowers, a memorial has been established in his name.

Posted August 8, 2006

Schumal, Robert (Bob)

Robert (Bob) Schumal, 68, Green Bay, passed away Sunday evening, Aug. 6, 2006, after a very courageous six-month battle with cancer. He was born May 8, 1938, in Oconto County to the late Stanley and Polly (Neklewicz) Schumal. Bob was a 1957 graduate of Pulaski High School. He was a member of the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve for six years. On Oct. 19, 1963, he married Ruth Lecoque in Green Bay. Bob will always be remembered for the smile he always had on his face (especially when the Bears were beating the Packers), being up north with his friends in Pickerel, the love for sports and the love for the Chicago BEARS. He fought the fight and never complained and most of all never stopped smiling.

Survivors include his wife, Ruth; his daughter and son-in-law, John and Dana Black; and the Biggest reason he held on so long, the little boy he wanted to watch play football, his 3-year-old grandson, Brandon John Black, that he loved so very much; his brother, Russ (Judy) Schumal; his brother-in-law, Mark Lecoque; his niece, Jodi (Steve) Engebos; his nephews, Rick (Becky) Schumal and Bill (Molly) Schumal; and all of his friends. Everyone that knew him loved him so dearly.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his mother and father-in-law, Mildred and Alden Lecoque.

Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, TODAY, Aug. 8, at Lyndahl Funeral Home. Visitation will continue after 10 a.m. Wednesday at First Ev. Lutheran Church, 743 S. Monroe, where the funeral service will take place at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Paul Schleis officiating. Entombment will be at Ft. Howard Memorial Park. Online condolences may be expressed at www.lyndahl.com.

We don't even know where to begin with our thank yous. EVERYONE deserves a thank you, the entire staff at St. Mary's Hospital, including the nurses on 3rd and 4th floor, doctors, valet parking attendants and outpatient therapy nurses. Everyone was so good to Bob everyday he was there. Thanks to Pomps Services where Bob loved to work with his friends. Dana thanks KI for being the best place to work in a time of sadness, everyone at KI is her family and the support is unbelievable.

In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund has been established for the NEW Zoo.

Posted August 8, 2006

Young Jr., Robert W.

Robert W. Young Jr., 76, Gillett, passed away peacefully on Sunday, Aug. 6, 2006, at home surrounded by his family. Bob was born Nov. 1, 1929, in Green Bay, to the late Robert Sr. and Goldie (Vanderwegen) Young. He graduated from Gillett High School. Bob married his high school sweetheart, Bette Zelmer, on Sept. 10, 1949, at St. John's Catholic Church, Gillett, where he was a lifetime member. He was employed by Scott Paper Co., Oconto Falls, for 29 years, retiring in 1994 and also operated his family farm which has been in existence for over a century.

Bob devoted his life to his wife, children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. He was completely involved in all aspects of their lives and touched the hearts of those he met. He enjoyed gardening, canning, making maple syrup, traveling, and spending time with his family. His home is a gallery of photographs of all the lives he held so dear.

Bob is survived by his children and their spouses Robert III and Karen Young, Gillett; Chris and Randy Nienstedt, Oshkosh; Mary and Tom Kuhn, Gillett; Amy and Don Calmes, Freedom; Julie and Mitch Meunier, Gillett; Terry and Steve Angst, Green Bay; Kay and Tim Soper, Gillett; Karen and Rodney Schwartz, Pulaski; Laurie and Spencer Henkel, Jamie and Corrine Young, all of Gillett; his grandchildren, Wes (Tiffany) Chapin; Renae (Jeff) Hansen, Bobbie Jo (Bob) Hecker, Keith (Missy) Young, Chris (Kris) Young, Matt (April) Young, Jessica and Aaron Nienstedt, Chad (Julie) Kuhn, Courtney (Dan) Shears, Danielle Kuhn, Nicki (Nate) Wisneski, Melissa (special friend, Mark) Calmes, Jesse and Tyler Calmes, Michelle and Melissa Meunier, Ryan and Jordan Angst, Timothy (fiancee, Nicki) and Jason Soper, Brittany, Eric, and Sam Schwartz, Spencer, Chelsea, and Whitney Henkel, Alex and Sydney Young; his great-grandchildren, Gabrielle and Talissa Chapin, David, Katie, and Johnny Hansen, Kayla Hecker, Emilee, Allie, and Sydney Young, Grace, Isabella, Faith, and Samuel Young, Isaac Young, and Brady Kuhn; two sisters and brothers-in-law, Ione and Francis Jaeger, Sherry and Roger Jeffers, all of Green Bay; one sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Jennie and Robert Damon, Appleton; numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends.

Bob was preceded in death by his wife of 55 years Bette; his son and special angel, Johnny Young; his granddaughter, Jennifer Young; and one sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Roxye and Norbert Worzalla.

Friends may call from 5 p.m. until 9 p.m. Tuesday (TODAY) at the Kuehl Funeral Home, Gillett, 920-855-2144. A prayer service will be held at 7:30 p.m. today at the funeral home. Visitation will continue Wednesday from 10 a.m. until 11 a.m. at St. John's Catholic Church, Gillett. Mass of Christian Burial 11 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 9, 2006, at the church, with the Rev. John M. Gallagher officiating. Interment in the church cemetery. Bob's eight sons-in-law will serve as pallbearers.

A memorial fund has been established and will be designated at a later date. Bob's family would like to thank the staff at Unity Hospice and Dr. Cooley for all their care and support. Also a special thank you to Fr. John M. Gallagher and the Gillett Community for their thoughts and prayers.

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Posted August 8, 2006

Louis M. Brice

Louis M. Brice, age 82, of Brady, Texas, died Thursday, July 20, 2006, in Brady, Texas.

Louis was born Oct. 11, 1923, in Two Rivers, son of Edward Brice Sr. and Mildred (Van Kylen) Brice. On April 3, 1948, he married Ruth Erdmann in Manitowoc. He was a U.S. Air Force World War II veteran, retiring after 22 years. He managed Officers Club at Good Fellow A.F.B. in San Angelo for eight years. He managed several country clubs: Pharaohs Country Club in Corpus Christi, Big Springs Country Club in Big Springs, Texas, and Snyder Country Club in Snyder, Texas. He was a Catholic. He attended the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He loved to play golf and enjoyed making furniture.

Memorial services with Military Honors were held on Tuesday, July 25, 2006, at the First United Methodist Church, Brady, Texas. The Rev. Sheldon Johnson officiated. Interment was held at Lawn Haven Cemetery in San Angelo, Texas.

Survivors include his wife: Ruth Brice of Brady, Texas; his daughters: Susan Rozelle of Brady, Texas; Christina Jones and husband Shannon of Midwest City, Okla.; brothers: Harold Brice of Two Rivers; Milton Brice of Manitowoc; Edward Brice Jr. of Manitowoc; sisters: twin sister: Lillian LeClair of Little Suamico; Joan Heinzen of Manitowoc; grandson: Logan Rozelle of Brady, Texas; granddaughter: Lauren Rozelle of Brady, Texas. Numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, son: Mark Brice; son-in-law: Clyde W. Rozelle; brother: Harley Brice; sister: Kathleen Brice.

Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association.

The Leatherwood Memorial Chapels, 1001 S. Elm St., Brady, Texas 76825, 325-597-0714, assisted the family.

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Aug. 8, 2006

Posted August 8, 2006

Chad R. "Oppie" Hecker

Chad R. "Oppie" Hecker, age 22, of 7027 N. Union Road, Manitowoc, entered eternal rest late Saturday evening, Aug. 5, 2006, surrounded by his family and many friends at the family residence.

Funeral services will be held 10:15 a.m. Saturday at the Harrigan Parkside Funeral Home and 11 a.m. at St. Francis of Assisi on Waldo. The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated by the Rev. Daniel Felton with burial to follow at Branch Evergreen Cemetery, town of Manitowoc Rapids.

Chad was born Jan. 8, 1984, in Manitowoc. He was the son of David V. and Theresa A. Tulachka Hecker. David was a graduate of Lincoln High School with the class of 2002. He was employed with Spancrete, Inc. of Valders until the present time. He enjoyed hunting, camping, fishing, trap shooting and also following the Milwaukee Brewers. Chad also had a great interest in farming and agriculture and a special interest in spending time with his nephew, Ethan. Chad was a member of St. Francis of Assisi, the Branch Fire Department and Branch First Responders of which he was president, he was a member of the board of directors of the Branch Fire and Rescue, a member of the Schmidt's Horseshoeing Monday night summer trap shooting league in Whitelaw, and also the Clarks Mills winter trap shooting league shooting with the Spancrete Team.

Chad is survived by his parents: David and Theresa Hecker; one brother: Scott Hecker and special friend: Nicole Heller, Manitowoc; two sisters: Shelley Hecker, Two Rivers; Tina Hecker and special friend Jeff Petersen, Manitowoc; significant other: Heather Windus, Manitowoc; paternal grandmother: Loretta Hecker, Manitowoc; one nephew: Ethan Hecker; aunts and uncles to include: Joanne (Carl) Taylor, Arkansas; David Tulachka, Kewaunee; Mary Ann (Rick) Klabunde, Two Rivers; Edward Tulachka, Kewaunee; Mark (Christy) Tulachka, Two Creeks; Robert Tulachka, Tisch Mills; Paul (Sandy) Tulachka, Tisch Mills; Barbara (Amos) Schleis, Norman; Jean Derenne, Mishicot; Betsy Tulacha, Francis Creek; many cousins and friends also survive. He was preceded in death by his paternal grandfather: Earl Hecker; maternal grandparents: George and Bernice Tulachka; one uncle: Arthur Tulachka.

Relatives and friends may call at the Harrigan Parkside Funeral Home on Friday from 4 to 8 p.m. with a prayer service to be held at 7 p.m. lead by Deacon Paul Kieffer followed by a memorial video tribute. Relatives and friends may also call at the funeral home on Saturday from 9 a.m. until the time of services at 10:15.

In lieu flowers the family requests memorials be directed to a memorial fund being established in Chad's name.

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Posted August 8, 2006

Dresang, Sr., David L.

David L. Dresang, age 70, of Appleton, went home to heaven on Monday, August 7, 2006, at his home, surrounded by his family. David was born on March 16, 1936, in Green Bay to the late Mildred (Dresang) Zellmer. He married Mary Copeland on August 26, 1972, in Appleton. David was a loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather. He proudly served his country for 12 years as a member of the United States Air Force in both Korea and Viet Nam. David worked at Appleton Wire Works for 16 years and subsequently as a bus driver with Valley Transit for 20 years.

He was a member of Appleton Post #38 of the American Legion and Moose Lodge #317. David enjoyed video taping, mowing his lawn, family cook outs, visiting the casino, his cat Sammy, bean soup, fishy kisses and especially, the time he spent with his grandchildren. He was also a proud member of the 2nd Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry Association, Company E.

Survivors include his wife of 33 years, Mary; his children, David L. (Theresa) Dresang, Jr., De Pere; Barb Ashton, Anchorage, Alaska; Sally Montulli, Rochester, New York; Randy (Angela) Dresang, Hubert, North Carolina; and Mary Kay Van Grinsven (Jim De Decker), Appleton; family friend, Sue Garcia; his 16 grandchildren; his two great-grandchildren; and his Aunt Ellen, Uncle John and Aunt Viola; his brothers-in-law, Ron (Terry) Richman and Don (Estelle) Kendrick.

He was preceded in death by his in-laws, Thomas (Evelyn) Copeland, Aunt Loretta, Aunt Jean, Aunt Magdalene, Aunt Aurelia and Uncle Willard.

Funeral services will be at 6 p.m. on Thursday, August 10, 2006, at WICHMANN FUNERAL HOME, Appleton, with Chaplain Jordan Kuczwara officiating. Friends may call directly at the funeral home on Thursday from 4 p.m. until the time of services.

The family would like to extend a sincere thank you to ThedaCare at Home Hospice, Dr. Anthony Phillips and his staff. In lieu of flowers, a memorial has been established in his name.

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Posted August 9, 2006

Mertens, Karen Lee

Karen Lee (Knutson) Mertens, age 65, went home to be with her Lord on August 3, 2006. She was born on July 25, 1941, in Appleton, Wisconsin to parents Elmer and Hazel Knutson. She had two sisters, Dorothy (Mel) Thorp and Lois (James) Witzke and a brother, Peter (Nan) Knutson. She married Dean Christensen in 1961and they had three children. They are Connie (Rick) Weiss, Brett (Brandee) Christensen, and Bart (Leeann) Christensen. On August 6, 1974 she married the true love of her life Dennis Mertens and spent nearly 32 years making every moment count.

She was an employee of the Greyhound Bus Company since 1982 and owner and operator of the Oshkosh Greyhound station for the past seven years. She delighted in serving others and witnessing her strong Christian faith. She inspired many from all walks of life. She was very active within her own church family. She was a Sunday school teacher; she taught Adult Classes, participated in the 1st Place Bible study, was active in the Befriender Ministry program as well as Bereavement Ministry, which she was very instrumental in bringing to her congregation. Karen's love for the Lord was powerful. And her love of family was just as strong. She especially loved the time she spent with her grandchildren. She also loved living on the lake and tending to her gardens. She will be missed but for those who knew her best, they already know that she is truly home.

In her final year Karen along with husband Dennis became passionate about making church camp possible for any child who was a part of their church family. They set up the Camp Scholarship Fund and were successful in raising enough funds to send 19 kids to camp for free this summer including two of their own grandchildren.

She is survived by her husband, Dennis, her three children: Connie, Brett and Bart, six grandchildren and a large community of family and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents Elmer and Hazel Knutson, her sister, Dorothy Thorp and her brother-in-law, James Witzke.

Her family loved and cared for her. Although her health declined, her spirit grew strong - inspiring many. It was Karen's purpose to leave this world a better place because she lived in it. The people and ministries she left behind are proof of that. Surely her Lord greeted her with a joyful "Well done good and faithful servant!"

Her family wishes to thank her caregivers at Froedtert Memorial Hospital and to all family and friends who supported her and her family over the past few weeks.

Services: Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, August 12 at Church of Our Saviour Ev. Lutheran Church, Fond du Lac. The Rev. Dewey Wisner will officiate, and burial will be at Lakeview Cemetery on Lakeshore Drive in the township of Friendship.

Posted August 9, 2006

Stommel, Daniel George

Daniel George Stommel, age 85, Menasha was called by God to Heaven on August 6, 2006, at St. Paul Home, Kaukauna. He was born January 2, 1921, in Menasha, son of the late John and Anna Stommel. Daniel married Ansonia Anderson on August 27, 1950, in Menasha. He was a member of St. Timothy Lutheran Church, Menasha.

Dan was a humble, gentle man with a wonderful sense of humor. He was given many challenges in life and served them all well. Dan was always willing to give the shirt off his back to make someone else's life just a little bit better. After serving his country as a Marine in the South Pacific during World War II, he returned home to become a dedicated employee of Kimberly Clark for forty years. Dan's mission in life was to serve God through hard work, care for his family, and appreciate nature. He enjoyed the simple things in life. Dan loved hunting, fishing, cooking, and spending time at the cottage.

Dan is survived by his daughter, Barbara (Joseph) Peeters. He is further survived by his grandchildren: Samuel (Angela) Peeters, Kathleen Peeters and fiance' Jake Romenesko, Joseph Peeters, Benjamin (Ericka) DeLeeuw and Abigail DeLeeuw; four great grandchildren; a brother-in-law and three sisters-in-law; nieces and nephews.

Daniel was preceded in death by his wife of twenty seven years, Ansonia, his loving daughter Donna, three brothers, Walter, Paul and Edward; four sisters-in-law, and three brothers-in-law.

A traveler ventured forth one day upon a long and winding road with faith and trust to lead the way and strength to bear his load. And at a slow but steady pace, he journeyed from place to place and learned his lessons in life. Until at last one quiet morning, he climbed yet one more hill and saw in the distance, a beckoning light that promised peace and rest. Following its glow, he came upon the House in which it shone.

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Posted August 10, 2006

Bastian, William G. "Bill"

William G. "Bill" Bastian passed away Tuesday evening in Green Bay. He was born in West Bend, April 27, 1928, and moved to Ephraim as a child. He worked at Berns Brothers Lumber/Lamperts for over 40 years and he and his wife, Dorothy owned and operated the Village View Motel in Sister Bay until 1998. Bill was always very active in the community having served over 20 years on the Village Board, was actively involved in the Northern Door Little League for many years. He received the Melvin Jones award for his years of service with the Sister Bay Lions Club, was the 1992 Sister Bay Citizen of the Year and this past May became the first fan elected into the Door County Baseball Hall of Fame.

Bill is survived by a sister, June (Art) Witalison, Fish Creek; sons, Craig (Valerie), Sister Bay; Kirk (Margo), Ellison Bay; and Jonathon, Ellison Bay; grandchildren, Bradley, Molly, Kennan, Nicholas and Jessie; and special friend, Marie Daubner.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Dorothy, and brothers, Robert and Henry.

Friends may call Saturday, Aug. 12, 10 a.m. at Shepherd of the Bay Lutheran Church in Ellison Bay, with a memorial service at 11.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Bill Bastian Memorial Fund.

Posted August 10, 2006

Bohatschek, Max Joseph

Max Joseph Bohatschek, 84, passed away Tuesday, Aug. 8, 2006, at Vallhaven Care Center in Neenah, following a long and brave battle with Parkinson's disease and Alzheimer's. He was born on March 13, 1922, in Appleton, Wis., to the late Emil Sr. and Henrietta (Wudi) Bohatschek. He married Betty Rueden on Sept. 5, 1955, at St. Denis Church in Shiocton.

Max is survived by his wife of 50 years, Betty, and two daughters, Ann (Steve) Heser, Milwaukee; and Julie (Duane) DeKeyser, Green Bay. He is also survived by his two grandchildren, Nathan and Alyssa DeKeyser. Further surviving him is his sister, Lorraine (Mike) Vanderwielen; sisters-in-law, Joanne (Eugene) Meyer, Marion; (Vic) Barlow and Shirley Rueden, all of Appleton; and brother-in-law Roger (Verona) Rueden, Shiocton.

Visitation will be at 10 to 11:30 a.m. on Friday, Aug. 11, 2006, at St. Gabriels' Catholic Church in Neenah. Funeral Services will be held at 11:30 a.m. followed by military rights. A luncheon will follow the end of the service at the church.

Posted August 10, 2006

Cumps, Marian L.

Marian L. Cumps, 89, Chandler, Ariz., formerly of Green Bay, died Thursday, Aug. 3, 2006. She was born April 20, 1917, in Green Bay, to the late Sam and Julia (Vande Veld) Johnson. In 1965, she married Norbert Cumps. He preceded her in death on Dec. 28, 1995. Marian had been employed at Green Bay Packaging for 30 years as Administrative Secretary for George Kress.

Survivors include one daughter, Mary Patrice (David) Cumps-Strickler, Green Bay; two step-daughters and their spouses, Evelyn (John) Kozicki, Derby, Kan.; Kathryn (Cyrus "Mickey") Desmarias, Tucson, Ariz.; one step-son, Allan (Sally) Cumps, Green Bay; four brothers and sisters-in-law, Robert and Emerdine Johnson, Green Bay; Richard and Needra Johnson, South Jordan, Utah; Donald and Bernice Johnson, Green Bay; Roger and Nell Johnson, Winter Haven, Fla.; eight grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Norbert; a brother, John Johnson who died in World War II; and a sister, Jane Hanrahan.

Friends may call at Blaney Funeral Home, 1521 Shawano Ave., from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday. A parish wake service will be held at 7:30 p.m. Friday. Friends may also call at St. Matthew Catholic Church, 130 St. Matthew St., from 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday. The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Saturday at the church with the Rev. Larry Seidl officiating. Entombment will be in Allouez Catholic Mausoleum. To send online condolences, please go to www.blaneyfuneralhome.com.

A memorial fund has been established in Marian's name.

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Posted August 10, 2006

Gordon B. Kress

Gordon B. Kress, age 75, of 22 E. Fremont St., Kiel, died Tuesday, Aug. 8, 2006, at St. Nicholas Hospital, Sheboygan, after a short illness.

He was born Aug. 28, 1930, in Cleveland, son of the late Norbert and Roma Hartfield Kress. Gordon attended Cleveland-area schools. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving his country in Okinawa, Japan. On Aug. 21, 1954, he married LuAnn Leonard at Trinity Lutheran Church, Kiel. On Jan. 23, 1981, he married Eleanor Anderson. Eleanor preceded him in death on Sept. 3, 1995. Gordon worked for Kohler Co. from 1954-1965, Manitowoc Co. Highway Dept. from 1965-1974 and retired from Grede Foundries, Kingsford, Mich., on Aug. 28, 1992. The past 10 years he had been a caretaker at Millview Apartments, Kiel. He was a member of Kiel VFW Post 6707 and a former member of the Cleveland VFW.

Survivors include his children: Terry (Diane) Kress, Kiel, and their children, Jason Kress, Julie (Kyle) Grosshuesch, Scott Kress, Rickey (Laura) Kress, Cleveland, and their children, Amanda Kress and her children, Breydin and Elijah; Nicholas, Matthew and Jennifer Kress; Lynn (Darren) Joniaux, Kiel, and their children, Bradley, Trevor and Samantha Joniaux; Karen (Wally) Theel, Elkhart Lake and their children, Kelly and Kayla Theel. He is further survived by his brothers: Earl (Helen) Kress, Harvey (Kathy) Kress, Jimmy (Donna) Kress, Melvin (Theresa) Kress; two sisters-in-law: Evelyn Kress, Annie Kress; also stepchildren, other relatives and close friends. He was preceded in death by two sons: Timmy and Alen; and two brothers: Ralph and Jerome.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m., Friday, Aug. 11, 2006, at Meiselwitz-Vollstedt Funeral Home, 815 6th. St., Kiel, with the Rev. Sara Morse officiating. Friends may call at the funeral home on Friday from 9 a.m. until the time of service.

Online condolences at www.meiselwitzfh.com.

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Aug. 10, 2006

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Posted August 10, 2006

Weiland, Mary G. "Gerry"

Mary G. "Gerry" Weiland, age 83, died Wednesday morning, August 9, 2006, at Rennes Health Center, in Appleton. Gerry was born in Juneau, Wisconsin, October 16, 1922, the daughter of the late Edwin and Marcella (Holstein) Manning and has been an Appleton resident since 1938. Gerry attended Appleton High School, graduating in 1940. Gerry married Harold Weiland on March 11, 1944 and was a wonderful homemaker for her family.

She is survived by her husband; daughters, Cecilia Wiltzius, Menasha; Fran Weiland, Greenville; a son, James (Ellen) Weiland and two grandsons, Sam Wiltzius and Ben Weiland, all of Appleton.

Friends wishing to give their condolences may call at the funeral home from 2 to 4 p.m., Sunday, August 13, 2006. In lieu of flowers a memorial fund has been established for the Wisconsin Alzheimer's Association.

The family wishes to thank the past and present staff of Rennes Health Center for their loving care of Gerry for many years.

Posted August 10, 2006

Zirbel (Mielke), Dorothy Annie Ottilia

Dorothy Annie Ottilia (Mielke) Zirbel, 87, Wrightstown, passed away Tuesday, August 8, 2006, at Century Oaks in Wrightstown. She was born August 2, 1919, to the late August and Minnie Mielke. Dorothy married Arthur Retzlaff on April 20, 1939, and he preceded her in death on July 19, 1939. She married Harold Zirbel on August 8, 1945, and he preceded her in death December 22, 1984.

Dorothy lived in Wrightstown and was a member of St. John Ev. Lutheran Church where she was a member of Ladies Aid and Martha Circle and performed many hour of volunteer service. She loved gardening and working with her flowers. Dorothy was an employee of Nabisco, Inc. in Wrightstown for 18 years.

Survivors are two sons, Dennis Zirbel of Wrightstown and Arthur (Ardena) Retzlaff of Amberg; two grandchildren, Timothy (Dawn) Retzlaff and children: Kyle, Ryan and Lauryn; Shelly Retzlaff and daughter, Abby; sisters: Mary Burriss of Anderson, NC; Iris (Ben) Valk of Green Bay; brother, August (Marie) Mielke of Kimberly; sister-in-law, Doris Mielke of Kaukauna; and many nieces and nephews, especially Sue and Steve Johnson. Sue was like a daughter to Dorothy.

Dorothy was preceded in death by her parents and her husbands, Arthur and Harold; granddaughter, Jennifer Retzlaff; sister, Leona (Harold) Van Deurzen; brothers, Wilmer (Dorothy), Vitalus and Gordon Mielke and Ben (Betty) Verbeten; brothers-in-law: Lawrence (Adeline), Alvin (Mary) Zirbel and Norman Burriss; and sister-in-law, Viola (William) Ray.

Family and friends may call Friday, August 11, 2006, from 2:30 p.m. until 4 p.m. at St. John Ev. Lutheran Church in Wrightstown. Funeral service will be held at 4 p.m. Friday at church, with the Rev. Ronald Zindler officiating. Interment will be in St. John Ev. Lutheran Church Cemetery. DeWane-Cotter Funeral Home, Wrightstown, is assisting the family. Online condolences may be expressed at cotter funeralhome.com.

The family extends a warm thanks to the staff at Century Oaks, Heartland Hospice, and Rev. Ronald Zindler for all the care and compassion shown to Dorothy.

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Posted August 11, 2006

Drew, Jane

Jane Drew, 69, Allouez, died Wednesday morning, Aug. 9, 2006, at home after a lengthy illness. Born Oct. 21, 1936, in Valders she is the daughter of the late Frank and Sylvia (LaPlante) Duben. She graduated from Green Bay West High School, Class of 1954. Jane married John Drew on July 2, 1955. Together, the couple started their family. After all the children were in school, she worked at Washington Middle School in the food service department for 13 years. She was a longtime member of St. Matthew Church. Jane enjoyed reading, crafts, puzzles, traveling and going to the casino. Jane was a wonderful seamstress, upholsterer and cook. She always made sure her family was well fed. Jane is remembered as an extremely giving person who would do anything for anyone and touched many lives along the way.

Jane is survived by her loving husband, John, of 51 years; six children and spouses, Laura and Fred Bergs, North Carolina; Allen Drew, Chris and Amy Drew, Julie and J.B. Stewart, Jeff Drew, Gary and Tracy Drew, all of Green Bay; 12 grandchildren, Joe, Dawn, Matthew, Monica, Ashley, Sara, Ashley, Alex, Adam, Savanha, Eahn and Evan; two great-grandchildren, Madison and Indika; one sister, Marge Roy in Denmark; three brothers, Roland (Jean) Duben, New Mexico; Dan (Rita) Duben, Rick Duben, all of Green Bay; special sister-in-law, Mary Jane Malcore, Green Bay; numerous nieces, nephews and many friends.

She is preceded in death by her parents; one sister, Barbara; one brother, Jim.

Visitation at MALCORE Funeral Home, University Avenue at Baird Street, Friday from 4 to 7 p.m. Visitation continues Saturday at the funeral home from 9 a.m. until the time of the service. Funeral service 11 a.m. Saturday at the MALCORE Funeral Home with Rev. Barbara F. Ristow, Chaplain of Aurora Visiting Nurse Assoc. officiating.

Donations may be made to the American Heart Association in Jane's name.

Jane's family extends a very special thank you to the Aurora Hospice Nurses, especially Ileana, Judy, Corrine, and Pat. They would also like to thank the very caring staff in the Emergency Room at St. Vincent Hospital who assisted at the time of Jane's stroke on May 19, 2004.

Posted August 11, 2006

Elliott, Joan Mary

Joan Mary Elliott, 76, Sun Prairie, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on Aug. 10, 2006, at her home, following a lengthy illness. She was born on April 19, 1930, in Green Bay and was the daughter of Fredrick and Agnes Parmentier. She was married to Loyce Elliott, with whom she shared over 20 years of marriage. She was a member and past president of the V.F.W. Auxiliary, and a member of Sacred Hearts Catholic Church. She went to St. Joseph Academy in Green Bay where she graduated. Joan's number one priority was her family. Joan liked to play poker with friends and family and enjoyed her trips to the casino. She was an avid Green Bay Packer and Wisconsin Badger fan.

Joan is survived by her three sons, John, Green Bay; David, Marinette; and J.C., Sun Prairie; a brother, Bud (Marge) Parmentier, Green Bay; a sister, Shirley (Clayton) Prevost, Green Bay; Phyllis Verhagen, Hawaii; and canine companion, Reggie.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Loyce; a son, Joseph; a daughter, Terri; two brothers, Lowell and William Parmentier; two sisters, Mary Westerman and Doris Corsten.

A funeral Mass will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 12, 2006, at Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary Catholic Church, 227 Columbus Street in Sun Prairie, with Monsignor Duane Moellenberndt presiding.

The family would like to thank Linda, Carol and Megan of HospiceCare Inc. for the care of our mother.

The family suggests, in lieu of flowers, a memorial fund is being established.

Joan will be greatly missed by her family and friends.

Posted August 11, 2006

Thomas, Elda

Elda Thomas, 77, Green Bay, died Wednesday, Aug. 9, 2006, at a local hospital. She was born Jan. 7, 1929, to Raymond and Ella (Cartier) Modrow. On Sept. 10, 1970, she married Richard D. Thomas at Zion United Methodist Church. Richard preceded her in death on Jan. 30th of this year. Elda had been an office worker for a local electrician. She was an active member of St. Paul's United Methodist Church.

Survivors include one sister and brother-in-law, Marilyn and Gerald Messenger; one brother, Ray Modrow; one sister-in-law, Sally Thomas; nieces and nephews, Robin, Jodi, Amy, Corey, Michael, Brian, Mark, Tammy, Laurie, Steven, Kevin; great-nephews and great-nieces, Timothy, Matthew, Nicole, Jonathan, Starra, Nathan, Leah, Kelcey, Miranda, Jacob, Sarah, Andrew, Nathan, Matthew and Patrick.

Friends may call at St. Paul's United Methodist Church, 341 Wilson Ave., from 1 to 2 p.m. Monday. The funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at the church with the Rev. Diane Rew officiating. Burial will be in Fort Howard Memorial Park. To send online condolences, please go to www.blaneyfuneralhome.com.

Posted August 11, 2006

Valentine, Audrey T.

Audrey T. Valentine, 90, died on Wednesday, Aug. 9, 2006. She was born March 29, 1916, in the town of Suamico, Wis., to the late Edward and Ella (Wilson) Bartelme. She married Lloyd Valentine on June 27, 1936, at Grace Lutheran Church. He preceded her in death December 1, 1988. She was a charter member of Atonement Lutheran Church. Audrey was a member of the Bible Study Group which she enjoyed very much. She also belonged to card clubs with family and friends.

Survivors include three sons, Dale (Mary) Valentine, Luxemburg; Lynn (Linda) Valentine; Keith Valentine, and Kathy DonLevy; one daughter, Karen Valentine and Joelle Froelich, all of Green Bay; 12 grandchildren, and 25 great-grandchildren. She is further survived by one brother Art Bartelme, Fort Pierce, Fla.; a brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Marvin and Millie Valentine, Green Bay; and nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by one sister, Elaine Jagodzinski; and two brothers, Marvin and Glenn Bartelme.

Friends may call at Proko-Wall Funeral Home, 1630 E. Mason Street, on Friday from 4 to 8 p.m. Visitation will continue on Saturday from 10 to 11 a.m. at Atonement Lutheran Church, 2132 Deckner Ave. Funeral Service 11 a.m. on Saturday at church with Rev. Roald Harswick officiating. Entombment in the Shrine of the Good Shepherd Mausoleum. Online condolences can be sent to the Valentine family at www.prokowall.com.

In lieu of other expression of sympathy, a memorial fund has been established in Audrey's name.

The family would like to express a special thank you to Pastor Harswick, the Bornemann Nursing Home Staff, Unity Hospice, neighbors, and family and friends whose care and concern were so supportive.

Posted August 11, 2006

Zimmer, Janet

Janet Zimmer, 69, Green Bay, died at home on Thursday, Aug. 10, 2006, after a courageous battle with cancer. Born in Upper Michigan on Feb. 13, 1937, she is the daughter of the late Peter and Edna (Schafer) Hendricks. She married William A. Zimmer on Aug. 23, 1986, and he preceded her in death on July 16, 1998. Janet enjoyed playing darts, and spending time with her family and friends.

She is survived by her seven children, Debbie Peters, Green Bay; Diane (Tom) Kroll, Green Bay; Donna (Bernie) Havlovick, Stevens Point; Nicky (Paul) Deppe, Arizona; Rick (Terra) Schmidt, Green Bay; Lisa Johnson and special friend, Dennis Cleereman, Green Bay; Allen James, Appleton; 22 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; three brothers, Pete (Linda) Hendricks, Donnie (Patricia) Hendricks and Earl (Wanita) Hendricks, all of Green Bay; six sisters, Marlene (Robert) Sandoval, Carol Ault, Joan (Ron) Zeutzius, Karen (Patrick) Belanger, Lillian (Steven) Webster, Beverly Sonsolla, all of Green Bay; many nieces and nephews.

She is preceded in death by her husband, William, in 1998; parents; one brother, Leon Hendricks; one sister, Patricia Brien; two grandchildren, Michelle Schmidt and Cyrus Schmidt.

Friends may call at MALCORE Funeral Home, University Avenue at Baird Street, from 9 a.m. Monday until the time of the funeral. Funeral Monday 11 a.m. at SS. Peter & Paul Church with Rev. Quinn Mann officiating. Burial in Fort Howard Memorial Park.

Special thanks to the staff and nurses of Aurora VNA Hospice.

Visit malcorefuneralhome.com to send an online condolence.

Posted August 11, 2006

Rochon, Marlene M.

Marlene Rochon, Kaukauna, age 66, passed away Tuesday morning, August 8, 2006, at St. Elizabeth Hospital in Appleton following a seventeen-month battle with cancer. Marlene was born in Appleton on June 16, 1940, daughter of the late Joseph and Agnes (Collette) Monday. On September 20, 1958, she married Patrick Rochon in Appleton; he survives. In her younger years, Marlene enjoyed snowmobiling and until recently enjoyed riding her four-wheeler and playing darts.

Marlene is survived by her husband, Pat Rochon of Kaukauna; a daughter, Debra (Nick) Calmes of Fremont; a son, Arthur Rochon of Kaukauna; three grandchildren: Brock Calmes of Fremont; Fran (Mitch) Wayne of River Falls and Christopher Hardy of Madison. Marlene is also survived by nine brothers and sisters: Marion LeMere of Appleton; John (Joyce) Monday of Wausau; Margaret Haefs of Texas; George Monday of Black Creek; Tony (Lois) Monday of Menasha; Janice Cornelius of California; Anthonette Gossens of Neenah; Joseph (Jan) Monday of Green Bay and Louis "Ben" (JoAnne) Monday of Kaukauna; two brothers-in-law, Cletus (Mary) Meyerhofer of Menasha and Paul (Mary Ann) Meyerhofer of Dundas.

Marlene was preceded in death by her parents, and infant brother, Michael, a sister, Josephine (Dick) Haefs, sisters-in-law: Lois "PeeWee" Monday, Jenny Monday and Barbara Meyerhofer; and brothers-in-law: Ozzie LeMere, Larry Haefs, Merlin Cornelius, Norb Gossens, Glen (Betty) Meyerhofer and by her in-laws, James and Georgina Rochon.

Funeral services for Marlene will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, August 12, 2006, at the Fargo Funeral Home in Kaukauna. Friends may call at the funeral home on Saturday from 9 a.m. until the hour of the service.

Posted August 11, 2006

Sedo, Wilbert W.

Wilbert W. Sedo, age 90, of Appleton, was called by God to Heaven on Wednesday, August 9, 2006.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m., on Saturday, August 19, 2006, at St. John's Lutheran Church, Town of Center, with the Reverend Jeffrey Suhr officiating. Visitation will be at the church from 9 a.m. until the time of service. The Muehl-Boettcher Funeral Home, Seymour is assisting the family. Online condolences may be expressed at

www.boettcherfuneralhomes.com

A complete obituary will appear in next Wednesday's paper.

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Posted August 12, 2006

Duescher, Bernice

Bernice Duescher, 73, Luxemburg, died unexpectedly Thursday evening Aug. 10, 2006. She was born March 22, 1933, in Champion, to the late Clarence and Doris (Vandenhouten) DeJardin. On April 19, 1952, Bernice married Herbert Duescher at St. Joseph Church, Champion. Bernice enjoyed playing cards, crocheting, dancing, traveling and spending time with her children and grandchildren.

She is survived by her husband of 54 years Herbert; her five children, Janet Duescher, Luxemburg; Barbara (David) Dufek, Green Bay; David (Joyce) Duescher, Green Bay; Linda (Randy) Tupa, Luxemburg; Jim (Emily) Duescher, De Pere; 11 grandchildren, two great-grandchildren; three brothers and five sisters-in-law, Wayne (Judy) DeJardin, Denis (Bonnie) DeJardin, Steven (Kathy) DeJardin, Marie DeJardin, Paula DeJardin; five sisters and four brothers-in-law, Joan (Julian) Romuald, Betty (Roger) Schroeder, Judy Watzka, Sharon (Chuck) Bergner, Mary (Jerry) Lorberblatt;many nieces, and nephews and two god children, Terri Dart and Terrilynn Rasku.

She was preceded in death by three brothers, Marvin T. DeJardin, Marvin D. DeJardin and Cletus DeJardin.

Friends may call at the MCMAHON FUNERAL HOME LUXEMBURG, 4 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 12, 2006. Prayer Service 7 p.m. Saturday. NO VISITATION ON SUNDAY. Visitation will continue on Monday, Aug. 14, 2006, after 9:30 a.m. at St. Bernard Church, Green Bay. Funeral 10:30 a.m. Monday, at the Church with Rev. David Pleier Officiating. Burial in Pine Hill Cemetery, Spruce.

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Posted August 12, 2006

Gretchen Ann Braun

Gretchen Ann Braun, age 69, of Appleton, passed away on Friday, Aug. 11, 2006, at St. Elizabeth Hospital.

She was born on Dec. 8, 1936, in Green Bay to the late Walter and Marie (Vandersteen) Hofmann. The family eventually moved from Green Bay to Two Rivers, where Gretchen graduated from Washington High School. On March 26, 1955, she was united in marriage to Gordon James Braun in Dubuque, Iowa. She enjoyed books, movies and spending time with her family at their cottage in Gresham. She had an affinity for dogs and children, and will be sadly missed as a loving and devoted wife, mother and grandmother.

She is survived by her husband of 51 years: Gordon James; her children: Michael Gordon (partner Tammy Miles), Madison; Hayden Wayne (Debbie) Knight, Cedarburg; Eric Paul (Kim), Portland, Ore.; Timothy James (fiancee Jo Marie Bergholte), Milwaukee; Scott Patrick (Rene Lysbeth), Appleton; James Matthew (significant other Kasumi Kato), Madison; Julie Catherine (Todd) Hungerford, Appleton; grandchildren: Melissa, Alexander, and Abigail Braun; Adrienne and Arielle Knight; Paul and Jennifer Braun, Christopher, Matthew, and Sarah Braun, Jacqueline Braun; Olivia, Sophie, and Morgan Hungerford; sisters: Donna Shlei, Green Bay; Kay Hofmann, Chicago; Holly (Dean) Andrews, Two Rivers; sister-in-law: Karen Hofmann, Two Rivers; as well as many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brother: Walter "Butch" Hofmann.

According to Gretchen's wishes, no services will be held. Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association in her name.

The Wichmann Funeral Home, 537 N. Superior St., Appleton, is assisting the family. Phone: 920-739-1231; www.wichmannfuneralhomes.com.

The family would like to give a special thank you to the emergency medical staff and St. Elizabeth Hospital.

Posted August 12, 2006

Marguerite 'Maggie' Cherney

Marguerite "Maggie" Cherney, age 86, formerly of 1826 Pleasant St., Manitowoc, and a current resident of North Ridge Medical & Rehabilitation Center, Manitowoc, died Friday morning, Aug. 11, 2006, at the center.

Maggie was born on Feb. 27, 1920, daughter of the late John and Lillian (Niquette) Elfner. She married Joseph W. Cherney on April 30, 1938, at Holy Innocents Catholic Church, Manitowoc. He preceded her in death on May 23, 1993. Maggie was employed with S.S. Kresges for 26 years, retiring in 1982. She enjoyed many hours up at her cottage in Door County with her family and friends.

Survivors include three daughters and two sons-in-law: Sharon Cisler, Denmark, and her special friend, Charlie Waniger, Manitowoc; Joyce and LeRoy Novy, Manitowoc; Joan and Roger Thielen, Marion; two sons and daughters-in-law: Joseph C. and Sheila Cherney, Randall and Catherine Cherney, all of Manitowoc; 15 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren; two brothers and three sisters-in-law: Harold and Carol Elfner, Manitowoc, Charles (Chuck) Elfner, Capac, Mich.; Mary Elfner, Suring; Hazel Cherney, formerly of Brillion; one sister: Norma Loberger, Manitowoc; special friend: Connie Schmidt, care minister, Manitowoc; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends also survive. Maggie was also preceded in death by two grandchildren: Donald Cisler and Timothy Thielen; one son-in-law: George Cisler; two brothers and one sister-in-law: Russell Elfner, Raymond Elfner and Rita Elfner; one sister and brother-in-law: Carol and Al Markham.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, Aug. 14, 2006, at St Francis of Assisi on Waldo, Manitowoc. Officiating at the Mass of Christian Burial will be the Rev. Gerald Foley, with burial to follow at Evergreen Cemetery, Manitowoc.

The family will greet relatives and friends at St. Francis of Assisi on Waldo, Manitowoc, from 9 a.m. on Monday, Aug. 14, 2006, until the time of service at 11 a.m.

The Pfeffer Funeral Home and Cremation Care Center, Manitowoc, is assisting the family with funeral arrangements.

The family wishes to send a special thank you to the staff at North Ridge, for their compassionate loving care and support given to Maggie and her family.

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Aug. 12, 2006

Posted August 12, 2006

Roman R. 'Romy' Woelfel

Roman R. "Romy" Woelfel, age 69, of Sheboygan, died Thursday evening, Aug. 10, 2006, at Wisconsin Heart Hospital in Wauwatosa.

Obituary and funeral information will be placed in Sunday's and Monday's editions of the newspaper. Novak-Ramm-Ziegler Funeral Home of Sheboygan is serving the Woelfel family.

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Aug. 12, 2006

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Posted August 12, 2006

Choudoir, Anthony F. "Tony"

Anthony "Tony" Choudoir, age 94, of Appleton, passed away Friday, August 11, 2006, at Angelus Retirement Community. Tony was born March 11, 1912, in Appleton, the eldest of six children (five boys and one girl) born to the late Anton and Mary Magdalene (Schmeider) Choudoir. He was a lifetime resident of Appleton with the exception of a short time in Monico Jct, WI. He was a member of St. Mary's Parish in Appleton, a graduate of St. Mary's grade school and a 1930 graduate of Appleton High School. In that same year Tony became a canning factory worker and shortly after joined Local 394 IATSE (International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees) as a projectionist. He worked in various theaters of the Fox Valley, including the "Elite" and the "Viking". In May of 1937 he became an Appleton city letter carrier and retired 36 years later in June of 1973.

Tony was a member of the National Association of Letter Carriers Branch 822 and served on the Board of Directors as President of the Wisconsin State Association of Letter Carriers. He was also a fixture at Goodland Field for many years working in the beer concession stand with his wife Bernice. Tony served on the Board of Directors of the Appleton Baseball Club (Foxes) and a source of pride was being a member of the committee that originated the "Red Smith" Sports award banquet.

On December 19, 1936, Tony was united in marriage to the former Bernice Schultz, sharing 63 happy years together before her death on April 11, 2000. Bernice was his very "best wife" and homemaker. A friend to all who knew her.

Survivors include his two children: James (Diane) Choudoir of Appleton and Lynn (Ben) Miller of Kaukauna; three grandchildren: Cassandra and Beau Choudoir and Timothy (Tammi) Miller; great-grandchildren, Taylor and Paige; two brothers: Roland (Vernice) Choudoir and Harold Choudoir, both of Appleton; a sister, Sally Wegner of Ripon; two sisters-in-law: Ethelyn Choudoir of Menasha and Joyce Choudoir of Stevens Point; also many nieces, nephews, other relatives and dear friends.

In addition to his parents and wife, Tony was preceded in death by an infant son Charles, two brothers Warren and Gordon Choudoir, mother and father-in-law Min and Otto Schultz, two sisters-in-law Lila Acord and Ione Choudoir, and a brother-in-law Melvin "Bud" Wegner.

The Mass of Resurrection will be celebrated 11 a.m. Monday, August 14th, at St. Mary Catholic Church, 312 S. State St., Appleton, with Fr. Michael O'Rourke officiating. Burial will take place at Highland Memorial Park Cemetery. Friends may call at the Brettschneider-Trettin-Lederer Funeral Chapel from 3 to 7 p.m. Sunday and then directly at the church from 10 a.m. Monday until the time of the service. The parish prayer service will be held at 6:30 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

The family would like to extend a very special thank you to Heartland Hospice, especially Nicole and Lisa, and to the staff at Angelus Retirement Community for the tender loving care you provided Tony.

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Posted August 13, 2006

Dequaine, Wayne H.

Wayne H. Dequaine, 63, of New Franken, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family, on Friday, August 11, 2006, after a courageous 7-year battle with cancer. He was born on April 25, 1943, to the late George and Myrtle (De Witt) Dequaine. He married the former Jeanette Retzlaff on June 27, 1964, at Holy Cross Catholic Church in Bay Settlement. Wayne was employed by Schreiber Foods for 37 years before retiring in July of 1999. After retirement he went into business for himself as Wayne's Appliance Installation. Throughout the years he worked part-time at Nicolet Memorial Gardens and Hart Design. He was also currently secretary of the Scott Sewer and Water District for 13 years. Wayne will be remembered for his love of hunting, fishing, camping, playing cards, bowling, traveling to NASCAR races and local stock car races. His greatest enjoyment was spending time with his two granddaughters, family, and many friends. Wayne was always willing to help others and his gift of conversation has created many friendships over the years.

Survivors include his wife, Jeanette; three children, Rod Dequaine and his friend Jim; Todd (Amy) Dequaine; daughter Michele (Dan) Yantes, all of Green Bay. Two granddaughters, Alexis and Brooke. He is further survived by his twin sister, Elaine (Ron) Flavion; brother, Bob (Joan) Dequaine; sister, Laverne Russell; sister-in-law, Pat (Galen) Vincent; brother-in-law Robert (Julie) Loritz; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his brother Larry, his father and mother-in-law, Wilfred and Goulderine Retzlaff; sister-in-law, Virginia Loritz.

Friends may call on Sunday (TODAY) at Proko-Wall Funeral Home, 1630 E. Mason St. from 4 to 8 p.m. and after 10 a.m. Monday at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Champion. Parish wake service 7 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Mass of Christian Burial 11 a.m. Monday at the church with Rev. Dean Dombroski officiating. Entombment in the Shrine of the Good Shepherd Mausoleum. Online condolences can be sent to the Dequaine family at www.prokowall.com.

In lieu of flowers a memorial fund is being established.

The family would like to thank the entire staff of Unity Hospice, especially Julia; UW Madison Cancer Center and Green Bay Oncology, for all their care and support. Special thanks also to Wayne's many friends who came to visit him and those that kept him in their prayers.

Posted August 13, 2006

Jacobsen, Suzanne "Sue"

Suzanne "Sue" Jacobsen, 59, Auburndale, Fla., formerly of De Pere. Sue passed away Aug. 4, 2006, in Florida. She was born June 5, 1947, in De Pere to the late Sylvester and Gertrude Hockers. On April 6, 1968, she married the late Peter Jacobsen. Sue enjoyed the Florida sunshine, knitting, and spending time with her grandchildren.

She is survived by her children, Paul (Denise) Jacobsen, Oregon, Wis.; and Lisa Jacobsen, Cedarburg, Wis.; her grandchildren, Amber and Isaac Jacobsen; Two sisters and her brother, Nancy (Al) Tilkens, Terry (Henry) Renn, and Larry (Jean) Hockers, and numerous nieces and nephews.

Friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. Friday, Aug. 18, 2006, at the RYAN FUNERAL HOME 305 N. Tenth Street De Pere. A memorial service will be held at 4 p.m. with Pastor Steve Apfel officiating. In Lieu of flowers a memorial will be established for Good Shepherd Hospice 105 Arneson Ave. Auburndale, Fla., 33823. Please go to www.ryanfh.com to express online condolences to the family.

Posted August 13, 2006

Johnson, Joel "Curt"

Joel C. Johnson, 77, Green Bay, died unexpectedly Thursday evening, Aug. 10, 2006. Born on Dec. 1, 1928, in Westby, Wis., he is the son of the late Cyrus and Josephine (Larson) Johnson. Curt moved to Colorado in 1954, where he was employed with Dow Chemical for two years before moving to California and starting "Curtco Mfg" as a tool and die maker. While in California he became an avid golfer and enjoyed his trips to Palm Springs. In 1993, he moved to Green Bay to be near his family but always longed to be back in California.

He is survived by one son, James Scott Johnson, California; one daughter and son-in-law, Peggy and Monty Young, Green Bay; three grandchildren, Mathew, Angela and Kimberly; his additional "grandchildren", J.C. and Justin and their mother, Michelle Robles, all of Waukesha; mother of Curt's children, Beverly (Ralph) Monfort, Milwaukee; one brother, Cyrus Johnson, LaCrosse; one sister-in-law, Betty Johnson, Onalaska; nieces, nephews and his coffee buddies of Green Bay.

He was preceded in death by his parents; one son, Joel Curtis Johnson II; one brother, Loren Johnson.

Friends may call at WEST MASON MALCORE Funeral Home, 1530 W. Mason St., Green Bay, Tuesday from 5 p.m. until the time of the service. Memorial service 7 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

Curt's family extends a special thank you to the staff of Care for All Ages and Jean DeBauche.

Posted August 13, 2006

Rentmeester, David G.

David G. Rentmeester 55, Green Bay resident, died Friday, August 11, 2006. He was born October 1, 1950, in Green Bay to Almira A. Rentmeester and the late Gordon Rentmeester. David is a graduate of Preble High School. On July 3, 1971, he married Barbara King at St. Willebrord Catholic Church. They recently celebrated their 35th wedding anniversary. David was employed as a papermaker at Procter & Gamble Paper for 32 years. He was a member of the International Papermakers Union. David was a volunteer at the Green Bay Botanical Gardens; a member of Green Bay Area Great Lakes Sports Fisherman's Club, working numerous projects, including Special Olympics. Above all else, David enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren, traveling (especially to Las Vegas) and beating Mom at cribbage. He also loved fishing, woodworking projects and gardening.

Survivors include his wife Barbara; one son Todd (Tammy) Rentmeester, Luxemburg; daughter Kristen (Jack) Le Roy, Luxemburg; five grandchildren: Paige Rentmeester, Andy, Cerra, Trevor, and Jacob Le Roy. He is further survived by three brothers, Lee (Bonnie) Rentmeester, Rhinelander; Chuck (Dianne) Rentmeester, New Franken; Gary (Sharon) Rentmeester, Green Bay; one sister, Kathleen (Gordon) Aldrich, Cheboygan, Michigan; one sister-in-law Roberta (Ray) Pataconi.

He was preceded in death by his father Gordon; his stepfather, Le Roy Bowers, and his mother and father-in-law, Robert and Marie King.

Friends may call at Proko-Wall Funeral Home, 1630 E. Mason St. on Tuesday from 3 to 8 p.m. Funeral Service 7 p.m. at the funeral home with Rev. Kenneth De Groot officiating. Burial in Allouez Catholic Cemetery. Online condolences can be sent to the Rentmeester Family at www.prokowall.com.

Posted August 13, 2006

Younk, Leone M.

Leone M. Younk, 92, longtime resident of Green Bay, died Friday August 11, 2006, at a local nursing home.

Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Blaney Funeral Home.

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Posted August 13, 2006

Ellen M. Baeckman

Ellen M. Baeckman, age 106, a resident of Shady Lane Nursing Care Center, Manitowoc, died Friday morning, Aug. 11, 2006, at the center.

Ellen was born on March 1, 1900, in Manitowoc, daughter of the late Andrew and Amelia Boechmann Stern. In March of 1923 she married Elmer Baeckman in Manitowoc. He preceded her in death on April 7, 1946. Ellen and her husband Elmer were owners and operators of a carnival concession business for many years until their retirement. She was a member of St. John's United Church of Christ in Manitowoc.

Survivors include one daughter: Betty J. Kopecky, Manitowoc; one granddaughter: Pamela Nitzschke, Neenah; four great-grandchildren: Billy John, Arizona, Chelsea, Manitowoc, Christopher, Neenah, Daniel and his wife Jessica, Manitowoc; five great-great-grandchildren and other relatives also survive. Ellen was also preceded in death by one son-in-law: Leonard Kopecky; four sisters: Anna, Marie, Clare, Della; and two brothers: George and Joe.

The family will greet relatives and friends from 9:30 a.m. until the time of service at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 15, at the Pfeffer Funeral Home, Manitowoc.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 15, at the Pfeffer Funeral Home, Manitowoc. Officiating at the service will be Dr. Rev. Jim Klein with burial to follow at Evergreen Cemetery, Manitowoc.

The Pfeffer Funeral Home, Manitowoc, is assisting the family with funeral arrangements.

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Aug. 13, 2006

Posted August 13, 2006

Roman R. 'Romy' Woelfel

Roman R. "Romy" Woelfel, age 69, of 8044 Moenning Road, Sheboygan (town of Wilson), died peacefully, with his family at his side, on Thursday evening, Aug. 10, 2006, at The Wisconsin Heart Hospital in Wauwatosa.

Born Oct. 20, 1936, Romy was the son of the late Raymond and Rose (Greiner) Woelfel. He was raised by his father and his late stepmother, Marcella Freund, as his mother died when he was a small child. He attended Holy Rosary Catholic School, and was a 1955 graduate of New Holstein High School. On Nov. 7, 1959, Romy was united in marriage to Yvonne M. Broeckert at Saints Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Kiel. They are currently members of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church. For over 43 years, Romy was employed at Kohler Company. He was assigned as a machine operator at the Engine Plant when he retired, though he had worked in various departments of the company over the years. Romy enjoyed being involved with his children. He strongly supported their efforts in sports and helping them with 4-H events. He was extremely proud that the rabbits they raised had won numerous awards at state and national shows. Romy also had an award winning vegetable garden, and had a produce stand in front of their residence. He also enjoyed fishing, bird watching, woodworking, and winemaking.

Romy is survived by his wife: Yvonne; three children: David R. Woelfel, Mark R. Woelfel, and Nancy M. Mueller, all of Sheboygan; two grandchildren: Sarah Woelfel of Sheboygan and Alyssa Woelfel of Oostburg; sister-in-law: Emilee (John) Adamavich of Sheboygan; and nephews: Todd Gutschow and Steve Gutschow of San Diego, Calif., and Chris Gutschow and Eric Gutschow of Corpus Christi, Texas. He is also survived by good friends: Ruth and Karl Stoeckigt and Jean and Wayne Stauss, as well as other relatives and friends.

A Mass of Christian Burial for Roman R. "Romy" Woelfel will be celebrated at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 16, at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, 1305 Humboldt Ave., Sheboygan, with the Rev. Father James Connell officiating. Visitation of family and friends will be held at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church on Wednesday, Aug. 16, from 3 p.m. until time of Mass at 6:30 p.m. The Rite of Committal and interment will be held privately at Immaculate Conception Cemetery with the Rev. Father Glenn Powers officiating.

A memorial fund has been established in Romy's name.

The Novak-Ramm-Ziegler Funeral Home, 1535 S. 12th St., Sheboygan, is caring for the Woelfel family.

The family of Romy Woelfel expresses their deep appreciation to the physicians, nurses, and staff of The Wisconsin Heart Hospital. They have been wonderful, caring, and very supportive.

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Aug. 13, 2006

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Posted August 13, 2006

DeCoster, Marion

Marion DeCoster, age 76, Appleton, died Friday, August 11, 2006, at Brewster Village. She was born August 20, 1929, in Combined Locks, the daughter of the late Louis and Mary (Verhagen) DeCoster. Marion was a long-time resident of Brewster Village.

She is survived by her legal guardian, Kathleen DeWitt of Appleton. Marion was preceded in death by her brothers, Raymond, Robert, Richard and Chester.

Committal services will be held at 1:30 pm Tuesday, August 15, 2006 at St. John's Catholic Cemetery, Little Chute with Father Jim Lucas officiating. A memorial service for Marion will be held at Brewster Village at a later date.

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Posted August 14, 2006

Conrad, John J.

John J. Conrad Jr., 77, a Green Bay resident, passed away on Aug. 12, 2006, at a local nursing home. He was born on Oct. 8, 1928, to the late John and Priscilla (Saharski) Conrad in the town of Eaton. John worked for his parents who owned the General Merchandise store and Cheese Factory in the town of Eaton. He was later employed by Green Bay Packaging until his retirement. John was an avid Green Bay Packer fan.

Survivors include his brother, Don Conrad; numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his brother, Robert Conrad.

Friends may call at Proko-Wall Funeral Home & Crematory, 1630 E. Mason St., from 4-7 p.m. Tuesday. Funeral Service 7 p.m. at the funeral home.

Posted August 14, 2006

Rentmeester, David G.

David G. Rentmeester, 55, Green Bay resident, died Friday, August 11, 2006. He was born October 1, 1950, in Green Bay to Almira A. Rentmeester and the late Gordon Rentmeester. David is a graduate of Preble High School. On July 3, 1971, he married Barbara King at St. Willebrord Catholic Church. They recently celebrated their 35th wedding anniversary. David was employed as a papermaker at Procter & Gamble Paper for 32 years. He was a member of the International Papermakers Union. David was a volunteer at the Green Bay Botanical Gardens; a member of Green Bay Area Great Lakes Sports Fisherman's Club, working numerous projects, including Special Olympics. Above all else, David enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren, traveling (especially to Las Vegas) and beating Mom at cribbage. He also loved fishing, woodworking projects and gardening.

Survivors include his wife Barbara; his mother Almira, Green Bay; son Todd (Tammy) Rentmeester, Luxemburg; daughter Kristen (Jack) Le Roy, Luxemburg; five grandchildren: Paige Rentmeester, Andy, Cerra, Trevor, and Jacob Le Roy. He is further survived by three brothers, Lee (Bonnie) Rentmeester, Rhinelander; Chuck (Dianne) Rentmeester, New Franken; Gary (Sharon) Rentmeester, Green Bay; one sister, Kathleen (Gordon) Aldrich, Cheboygan, Michigan; one sister-in-law Roberta (Ray) Pataconi.

He was preceded in death by his father Gordon; his stepfather, Le Roy Bowers, and his mother and father-in-law, Robert and Marie King.

Friends may call at Proko-Wall Funeral Home, 1630 E. Mason St., on Tuesday from 3 to 8 p.m. Funeral Service 7 p.m. at the funeral home with Rev. Kenneth De Groot officiating. Burial in Allouez Catholic Cemetery. Online condolences can be sent to the Rentmeester Family at www.prokowall.com.

Posted August 14, 2006

Vincent, Neal

Neal Vincent, 24, Casco, died unexpectedly on Saturday August 12, 2006, at home. He was born April 24, 1982, in Green Bay to Randy and Chris (Theys) Vincent. Neal graduated from Luxemburg-Casco High School in 2001. He was presently employed at Bay Ship Building in Sturgeon Bay.

He is survived by his parents, Randy and Chris Vincent, Casco; three brothers Jeremy, Jason, and Paul; paternal grandmother, Rosella Vincent, and maternal grandfather Joseph Theys.

He was preceded in death by paternal grandfather Edsel Vincent and maternal grandmother Sylvia Theys.

Friends may call at Wiesner and Massart Funeral Home, Casco, Tuesday, August 15th, from 3 to 8 p.m. and again Wednesday from 10 to 11 a.m. at St. Peter Catholic Church, Lincoln. Wake Service Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial Wednesday, August 16th, at St. Peter Church, Lincoln, with Fr. Dennis Drury officiating. Burial in the church cemetery.

Neal's family wishes to thank Luxemburg

Posted August 14, 2006

Vissers, Waltera J. "Wally"

Waltera J. "Wally" Vissers, 94, Ottawa, Ohio, passed away Aug. 11, 2006, in Ohio. She was born Feb. 25, 1912, in Wrightstown, the daughter of the late Henry and Dina (VanDenElsen) VanLaarhoven. On Sept. 12, 1933, she was united in marriage to Adrian "Jack" Vissers. He died Oct. 14, 1989. Wally was a member of St. Peter Catholic Church and its Rosary Altar Society and the Ladies Royal Order of the Moose in Findlay.

Survivors include three daughters: Diane (John) Platten, Crocket, MO; Juanita (Deane) Dolseng, Lexington, KY; Barbara (Bill) Laubenthal, Ottawa, Ohio; a daughter-in-law: Carol Vissers, Oneida, Wis.; one sister, Etta Morgan, Ottawa, Ohio; 14 grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren.

She is preceded in death by a son, George Vissers; a granddaughter, Sandy Platten; a brother George VanLaarhoven; and a sister, Ann VanDenLangenberg.

Friends may call at the Muehl-Boettcher funeral home in Seymour on Tuesday, Aug. 15, 2006, from 4 until 8 p.m., prayer service at 7 p.m. and Wednesday at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Oneida from 9 a.m. until the Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. Burial will be at St. Joseph's Catholic Cemetery, Oneida.

Posted August 14, 2006

DeGrand, Clarence A. "Curly"

Clarence A. "Curly" DeGrand, 78, Bark River, MI, passed away peacefully at home Friday, August 11, 2006.

Survivors include in wife, Darby; three sons, including Wayne (Diane) of Menasha, WI, seven grandchildren, including Jennifer (Andy) Christianson of Appleton, and Noel DeGrand of Menasha, and two great grandchildren, Elaine and Myles Christianson.

Visitation will be on Monday, August 14, at the Crawford Funeral Home in Escanaba, MI, from 3-5:30 p.m. (eastern time). Mass of Christian Burial will be at 6 p.m. at St. Joseph and St. Patrick's Church in Escanaba.

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Posted August 15, 2006

Melotte, Joseph "Bud" Clinton

Joseph "Bud" Clinton Melotte, 76, De Pere, passed away Sunday, Aug. 13, 2006, at a local hospital after a brief illness. He was born March 28, 1930, to the late Clinton and Marie (Pierquet) Melotte in Green Bay. Joe worked at Paper Converting Machine Co. until his retirement.

Bud is survived by his wife, Kathleen of 53 years; his children, Dionne Gauthier; Kathleen (William) Wilmet; Tracy (Gin) Melotte; seven grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, seven sisters and five brothers.

He was preceded in death by his parents and one son-in-law, Neil Calaway.

RYAN FUNERAL HOME and CREMATORY, De Pere, is in care of arrangements. Please visit www.ryanfh.com to send online condolences to the family.

Posted August 15, 2006

Younk, Leone M.

Leone M. Younk, 92, longtime resident of Green Bay, died Friday, Aug. 11, 2006, at a local nursing home. She was born Jan. 1, 1914, in Green Bay to John and Mary "Mae" (Lannoye) LaFave. On May 29, 1933, she married Harvey J. Younk at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, Howard. He preceded her in death on July 8, 1980.

She is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Sue and Robert "Bob" Nockerts, Ashwaubenon; a daughter-in-law, Jane Younk, Seymour; nine grandchildren; 18 great grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. She is also survived by a brother and sister-in-law, John "Jack" and Dorothy LaFave, Green Bay; a sister-in-law, Beverly LaFave, Green Bay; nieces and nephews.

Leone was preceded in death by her husband, Harvey; a son, James Younk; her parents; and two brothers, Wesley and Richard LaFave.

Friends may call at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, 2597 Glendale Ave., Howard, from 9:30 to 11 a.m. Thursday. The Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at the church with the Rev. John Bergstadt officiating. Entombment will be in the Shrine of the Good Shepherd Mausoleum.

Leone's family wishes to express their gratitude to the staffs of Renaissance Assisted Living and Rennes Health Care for the wonderful care they provided Leone over the past several years. They also wish to thank the staff of Heartland Hospice, especially Heidi and Lisa.

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Eula Mae Mocco

Eula Mae Mocco of Mesa, Arizona passed away peacefully at her home on August 11, 2006 following a courageous battle with cancer. Her loving husband, Ernest Mocco was by her side. Eula was a very special lady and her life will be celebrated on her 86th birthday, August 16 from 9:30-noon at the Church of Latter Day Saints, Mariposa Gardens, 400 S. Power St., Mesa, Arizona.

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Posted August 15, 2006

Martin, Wesley E.

Wesley E. Martin, Hortonville, age 92, passed away on Sunday, August 13, 2006, at Trinity Terrace, New London. Wesley was born in New London on May 7, 1914, son of the late Emil and Ida (Besaw) Martin. On May 7, 1941, Wesley married Helen M. Sambs. She preceded him in death January 16, 1996. Wesley farmed in the Hortonville area since 1938.

Wesley is survived by his children: Monica (Harry) Gebheim, Hortonville; Cedric (Marilyn) Martin, Hortonville; Maxine (Curt) Krause, Greenville; Rodney Martin, Hortonville; a sister Grace Schettl, Oshkosh; a brother, Clair Martin, Oshkosh; a sister in-law, Helen Sambs, Hortonville; five grandchildren: Dena (Tom) Wulf, Marion; Ryan (Kandi) Martin, New London; Andrew (Nikki) Martin, Hortonville; Danielle (Gene) Green, Cherry Valley, Illinois and Molly Martin (fiancee Blake), Baltimore, Maryland and seven great grandchildren. Wesley is also survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

In addition to his parents and wife, Wesley was preceded in death by a sister Dolores Stutz, sisters in-law: Myrtle Bernegger, Margaret Sambs, Armella Bernegger, and Helen Martin; brothers in-law: Joseph Schettl, Joseph Sambs, Carl Sambs and Fred Bernegger.

Funeral Mass for Wesley will be celebrated on Thursday, August 17, 2006, at 11 a.m. at S.S. Peter and Paul Catholic Church, Hortonville with Fr. Jim Feely officiating. Burial will be in the Most Precious Blood Cemetery in New London. Visitation will be at the church on Thursday from 9 a.m. until the time of service.

The family would like to express their sincere appreciation to the staff of Trinity Terrace, New London for assistance and compassion provided during Wesley's stay.

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Tue, Aug 15, 2006

Bernice Duescher


Bernice N Duescher, 73,Luxemburg, died unexpectedly Thursday evening, August 10, 2006.

She was born March 22, 1933, in Champion to the late Clarence and Doris (Vandenhouten) DeJardin.

On April 19, 1952, Bernice married Herbert Duescher at St. Joseph Church, Champion. Bernice enjoyed playing cards, crocheting, dancing, traveling and spending time with her children and grandchildren.

She is survived by her husband of 54 years, Herbert; her five children, Janet Duescher, Luxemburg; Barbara (David) Dufek, Green Bay; David (Joyce) Duescher, Green Bay; Linda (Randy) Tupa, Luxemburg; Jim (Emily) Duescher, De Pere; 11 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; three brothers and five sisters-in-law, Wayne (Judy) DeJardin, Denis (Bonnie) DeJardin, Steven (Kathy) DeJardin, Marie DeJardin, Paula DeJardin; five sisters and four brothers-in-law, Joan (Julian) Romuald, Betty (Roger) Schroeder, Judy Watzka, Sharon (Chuck) Bergner, Mary (Jerry) Lorberblatt; many nieces and nephews; two godchildren, Terri Dart and Terrilynn Rasku.

She was preceded in death by three brothers, Marvin T. DeJardin, Marvin D. DeJardin and Cletus DeJardin.

Friends called at the McMAHON FUNERAL HOME, LUXEMBURG, from 4 to 8 p.m. Saturday, August 12. Prayer service was held at 7 p.m. Saturday. Visitation continued on Monday, August 14, after 9:30 a.m., at St. Bernard Church, Green Bay. Funeral was held at 10:30 a.m. Monday, at the church, with Rev. David Pleier officiating. Burial was in Pine Hill Cemetery, Spruce.


Neal Vincent


Neal Vincent, 24, Casco, died unexpectedly on Saturday, August 12, 2006, at home.

He was born April 24, 1982, in Green Bay, to Randy and Chris (Theys) Vincent.
Neal graduated from Luxemburg-Casco High School in 2001. He was presently employed at Bay Shipbuilding in Sturgeon Bay.

He is survived by his parents, Randy and Chris Vincent, Casco; three brothers Jeremy, Jason, and Paul; paternal grandmother, Rosella Vincent; and maternal grandfather, Joseph Theys.

He was preceded in death by paternal grandfather, Edsel Vincent; and maternal grandmother, Sylvia Theys.

Friends called at Wiesner and Massart Funeral Home, Casco, Tuesday August 15, from 3 to 8 p.m. and again Wednesday from 10 to 11 a.m. at St. Peter Catholic Church, Lincoln. Wake service was held Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. The Mass of Christian Burial was held Wednesday, August 16, at the church, with Fr. Dennis Drury officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.

 

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Posted August 16, 2006

Dickinson, Doris L.

Doris L. Dickinson, 84, De Pere, died Tuesday, Aug. 15, 2006, at the Harbor House (CBRF) in De Pere. The daughter of the late Elmer and Nora (Ullmer) Dionne was born on Mar. 9, 1922, in Coleman. Doris was a graduate of Coleman High School and was married to Floyd Dickinson in November 1941. The couple lived in Gillett, Shawano, Milwaukee, Green Bay, and also Fort Lauderdale, Fla. She was employed for the Shawano National Bank and also a bank in Florida. Floyd preceded her in death in 1996. She was a member of St. Jude's Catholic Church, Green Bay.

Surviving are many nieces and nephews.

Besides her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by seven brothers and sisters.

Friends may call at SS. Francis & Wenceslaus Church, Coleman, from 4 to 6 p.m. Thursday with a Mass of Christian Burial at 6 p.m. at the church. The Rev. Lawrence T. Marto will officiate with interment in the Oconto Catholic Cemetery. Rhodes-Charapata Funeral Home, Coleman, assisted the family with the arrangements.

Posted August 16, 2006

Duchateau, Marie A.

Marie A. Duchateau, 90, Green Bay, died Tuesday, Aug. 15, 2006.

Friends may call at Blaney Funeral Home, 1521 Shawano Ave., from 4 to 8 p.m. Monday. A parish wake service will be held at 7 p.m. Monday. Friends may also call at Annunciation Catholic Church, 401 Gray St., from 10 to 11 a.m. Tuesday. The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the church with the Rev. Peter Renard O.Praem officiating. To send online condolences, please go to www.blaneyfuneralhome.com.

A full obituary will appear in the Thursday edition.

Posted August 16, 2006

Fowles, Sr., Edward C. "Ted"

Edward C. "Ted" Fowles, Sr., 89, Green Bay, died Monday, Aug. 14, 2006. He was born Aug. 16, 1916, in Green Bay, to Edward L. and Grace (LeClaire) Fowles. He graduated from Green Bay West High School in 1936. On Aug. 26, 1939, he married Audrey Mae Russell at St. Patrick Catholic Church. She preceded him in death in 1994. He had been employed at Paper Converting, Cleerman Machine Co. and Northern Engraving. In March of 1948, he started Machine Service in Denmark and moved it to Green Bay. He enjoyed the Packers. Mr. Fowles also enjoyed racing pigeons and was a member of the North Side Homing Pigeon Club. Ted was a coin collector and was a member of the Green Bay Coin Collectors Club. Mr. Fowles was a faithful Catholic, had a strong faith and a strong work ethic. Even though he officially retired in 1985, he worked with his family in the business until the day he died. But most importantly, Ted loved working with and being with his family.

Survivors include three children and their spouses, Jayne and Mike Anderson, Sr., De Pere; Edward L. "Ed" and Jackie Fowles, Jr., William C. "Bill" and Linda Fowles, all of Green Bay; seven grandchildren, Michael (Cherie) Anderson, Jr., Aaron Anderson, Sandra Fowles, Michelle Fowles, Sam Fowles, Christopher Fowles, David Fowles; two step-grandchildren, Eric Velkoverh, Jamie Velkoverh; two great-grandchildren, Lauren Rivera-Anderson, Ryan Anderson; a special friend and companion, Vivian I. Marks; a sister-in-law and her husband, Ruby and Joe Spikula, Inverness, Fla.; a special caregiver, Roxanne Sadowitz; nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Audrey; and a sister, Jeanette Piron.

Friends may call at Blaney Funeral Home, 1521 Shawano Ave., from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday. A parish wake service will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday. Friends may also call at St. Patrick Catholic Church, 211 N. Maple Ave., from 10 to 11 a.m. Friday. The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Friday at the church with Msgr. Brian Coleman officiating. Entombment will be in the Shrine of the Good Shepherd Mausoleum. To send online condolences, please go to www.blaneyfuneralhome.com.

Posted August 16, 2006

Hanson, Lawrence R. "Larry"

Lawrence R. "Larry" Hanson, 66, formerly of Green Bay, died Sunday, Aug. 13, 2006. He was born April 18, 1940, in Decatur, Ill., to Cleo and Katie (Huston) Hanson. Larry graduated from Missouri School of Mines and Metallurgy at Rolla, Mo., in 1962. He was employed at Trowelon as a chemical and coating specialist for many years and then he went to Carboline in Lake Charles, La., until his retirement. Larry enjoyed traveling and taking his grandchildren camping, especially to the Yogi Bear Parks. He had many interests in life including, listening to old-time radio, coin collecting, trains and puzzles. He was truly a scientist at heart.

Survivors include two daughters and sons-in-law, Cathy and Brad Douglas, Kaukauna; Jenny and Rick Sawyer, Warren, Ohio; four grandchildren, Taylor and Wyatt Douglas, Danielle and Andrew Sawyer; one sister, Sharol Hanson, Savoy, Ill.; his former wife and friend, Paula DuTour, Denmark; his many friends at Carboline; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; two sisters, Elelou Lewis and Eldena Walters.

Friends may call at Blaney Funeral Home, 1521 Shawano Ave., from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday. A Memorial Service will be held at 6 p.m. at the funeral home Thursday. To send online condolences, please go to www.blaneyfuneralhome.com.

The Hanson family extends their gratitude to the staff of Aurora BayCare Hospice and Home Health Care.

A memorial fund has been established in Larry's name to benefit the American Cancer Society.

Posted August 16, 2006

Houle, Sally Ann

Sally Ann Houle, 81, died Aug. 15, 2006. She was born Aug. 2, 1925, to E.J. "Ollie" Smith and Olive Soquet Smith. Sally grew up on her parent's farm in Allouez. She loved riding her horse and helping her Mom and Aunts with canning. She worked at Soquet's Drugstore, Bertrand's Sporting Goods, and the Brown County Courthouse until marrying Robert C. Houle, Sr. on Aug. 2, 1950. Sally loved gardening, decorating, cooking, needlework, shopping for unique items and going out to lunch with her family and out to dinner with her dear friends, Mary and Lorraine. She was an avid golfer and, for many years, a Girl Scout leader. Sally loved entertaining. She never overlooked an opportunity to make any occasion festive. She was the epitome of elegance and grace. Sally loved her children and grandchildren unconditionally, and took particular pride in her great-grandson and eagerly awaited the birth of her second great-grandchild.

Sally is survived by her six children, Nancy (Ron) Westby, Milton, Wis.; Kathy Houle (Debbie Caelwaerts), Suamico; Patrick E. Houle, Illinois; Ginny (Larry) Schmiling, Robert C. Houle Jr., Suamico; Mary Houle, New Franken; eight grandchildren, Valerie Grover, Vickie Grover, Gregg Grover, Cassie Schmiling, Megan (Brock) Ruark, Rob Houle, Stephanie Ledvina and Michael Ledvina; one great-grandchild, Jack Molden; four sisters, Barbara (Robert) Dressler, Las Vegas; Jeanne (Rich) Campagna, Kenosha; Geneva Michaud, Green Bay; Jeanette (Roland) Chrouser, Waubeno; two brothers, Robert Smith and John Smith; many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends and her little dog, Sam.

Sally was preceded in death by her parents E.J. "Ollie" Smith, Olive Soquet Smith; her husband, Robert C. Houle, Sr.; and two sisters, Shirley Botwinis and Betty Hornick.

Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 18, 2006, at Lyndahl Funeral Home, 1350 Lombardi Ave. Visitation will continue 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Nativity Of Our Lord Catholic Church, 2770 S. Oneida, where the Mass of Christian Burial will take place at 10:30 with the Rev. Dennis Berksbaken officiating. Burial will be at Woodlawn Cemetery. Online condolences may be expressed at www.lyndahl.com.

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Posted August 16, 2006

Arthur H. Heinrichs

Arthur H. Heinrichs, age 90, a resident of Shady Lane Nursing Care Center, Manitowoc, died Monday evening, Aug. 14, 2006, at Shady Lane.

He was born Jan. 14, 1916, in Manitowoc, son of the late Peter and Clara (Lax) Heinrichs. Art was a graduate of Lincoln High School, Manitowoc, class of 1934. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army during World War II, serving as a sergeant in Germany from 1945 to 1946. On Aug. 1, 1940, he married the former Ruth Miller in Dubuque, Iowa. She preceded him in death on July 12, 1988. Art was employed at Lakeside Foods as a timekeeper for over 40 years until his retirement in 1979. He was a former member of the Manitowoc Senior Center.

Survivors include a son: James Heinrichs, Leesburg, Fla.; a daughter and son-in-law: Sandra and Chuck Steiner, Plymouth, Minn.; two grandchildren: Jen Steiner and her fiance, Richard Peske, Minneapolis, Minn.; Angela (Richard) Rubin, Plymouth, Minn.; and a special friend: LaVerne Hansen, Manitowoc.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Aug. 18, 2006, at St. John's United Church of Christ, Manitowoc. Officiating at the service will be the Dr. Rev. James Klein with burial at Evergreen Cemetery, Manitowoc.

The family will greet relatives and friends at St. John's United Church of Christ, Manitowoc, from 9 a.m. Friday, Aug. 18, 2006, until the time of service at 11 a.m.

The Pfeffer Funeral Home & Cremation Care Center, Manitowoc, is assisting the family with funeral arrangements.

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Aug. 16, 2006

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Posted August 16, 2006

Braatz, Alvin W.

Alvin W. Braatz, Waupaca, age 90, passed away on Sunday, August 13, 2006, at his home surrounded by his loving family. He was born April 22, 1916, in Bell Plaine, Shawano Co., son of William and Lillian (Schultz) Braatz. On October 3, 1942, Alvin married Lorraine Moser in Milwaukee. Al's occupations throughout his life included cheesemaker, consignee of Cities Service/Citgo Franchise for 30 years, maintenance worker at the Wisconsin Veterans Home in King, bus driver for Bethany Home until the age of 80, and also a detailer for Wendt Motors in Waupaca. During their lifetime, Al and Lorraine traveled widely to such places as Alaska, Texas, Germany, Switzerland, England, Italy, and Hawaii.

Al was an avid hunter, bowler, curler, and golfer. He was a devoted Packer and Brewer fan right down to his last days. He was a past member of the Waupaca Country Club and Waupaca Curling Club where he received a Certificate of Appreciation for his many years of participation and support. He was a current member of Glacier Wood Golf Club. Al was a lifelong coach and supporter of his family's endeavors, including football, golf, basketball, cheerleading and others. The challenge of fixing things was an enjoyment to Al. He believed that everything had two lives: what it was intended to do and what he could redesign it to do. Seeing these things work again and seeing the grateful smiles of friends and neighbors made him very happy. Alvin was a member and had served as church elder of Immanuel Evangelical Lutheran Church in Waupaca.

Alvin is survived by his wife, Lorraine Braatz of Waupaca, WI; daughter, Mary Lou (Dennis) Bonikowske of Stevens Point, WI; their children, Scott (Carrie) Bonikowske and Megan of Stevens Point, WI; Melissa (Chad) Thomley and Anna and Allison of Middleton, WI; Jenessa Bonikowske of Stevens Point, WI; son, William (Mary Jo) Braatz of Sheboygan, WI; their children: Steven Braatz of Palm Beach, FL; Peter (fiancee, Elizabeth Kennedy) Braatz of Whitefish Bay, WI; sister, Elda LeBeau of Shawano, WI; brother, Leonard (Viola) Braatz of Cecil, WI. Also survived by nieces and nephews, other relatives, and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Edna Buelow.

A Memorial Service will be on Friday, August 18, 2006, at 11 a.m. at the Immanuel Evangelical Lutheran Church in Waupaca. Reverend Jeffrey Holtan will officiate. A visitation will be held from 9:30-11 a.m. at the church on Friday. Burial of cremains will be at Graceland Cemetery in Clintonville at a later date. In lieu of flowers, a memorial has been established in the name of Alvin W. Braatz. The Holly Funeral Home of Waupaca is assisting the family with arrangements.

A special thank-you to all of our family and friends for their prayers and thoughts with our family throughout the past months. Also, we would like to thank Dr. Bauer of Riverside Medical Center and ThedaCare At Home Hospice for all of their help and support. The special care Al received will never be forgotten.

Posted August 16, 2006

Gossens, Mary G. (Mary Grace Koch)

Mary Gossens passed away surrounded by her family at her home in Kimberly on Sunday, August 13, 2006. Mary was 90. She was born in Kaukauna on May 26, 1916, daughter of the late Otto and Agnes (Brill) Koch. Mary graduated from high school and attended one year of normal school, and in 1937 married Norbert Gossens. Together, the couple had eight children. Later she married George Desotell. Mary was a longtime and faithful member of Holy Spirit Parish in Kimberly and a former member of the Ladies of Holy Name. She enjoyed her card club, crochet, reading, collecting dolls, and pitching horseshoes at Kamps' Bar. Most of all, Mary loved time spent and visiting with her large family and her many dear friends.

They include seven children: Barb (Bob) Havel of Combined Locks; Janet Weiss of Kimberly and her special friend Harold Sippel; John (Susan) Gossens of Little Chute; Dave (Vicky) Gossens of Freedom; Tim (Sandy) Gossens of Middleton; Gwen (Dan) Pociask of Menasha; and Don Gossens of Kimberly and his special friend Kathy; a daughter-in-law: Barb Gossens of Jacksonport; twenty grandchildren: Norb (Linda) Gossens, Guy (Carrie) Gossens, Bruce (Michelle) Havel, Jill (Rick) Meixl, Jeff (Leah) Gloudemans, Jane (Pat) Schaefer, Scott Gossens, Amy (Paul) Rydecki, Mary (James) Block, Stephanie (Scott) Rademacher, Mark Gossens, Caleb Gossens, Drew Gossens, Whitney Gossens, Josh (Natalie) Gossens, Andy (Allison) Gossens, Ryan (Michelle) Pociask, Sam Pociask, Ben Gossens, and Renae Gossens; twenty-four great-grandchildren; two brothers: Bob Koch of Appleton and Paul Koch of Little Chute; two sisters-in-law: Leah Koch and Pat Koch both of Kaukauna. Other survivors include many nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends.

Mary was preceded in death by her parents, an infant son Richard Gossens, a son Robert Gossens, a son-in-law Ray Weiss, grandsons Jere Gossens, Brian Havel, and Jon Gloudemans, and brothers Bud Koch and Jerome Koch.

The funeral liturgy for Mary will be held at 6 p.m. on Thursday, August 17, 2006, at HOLY SPIRIT PARISH, 600 E. Kimberly Avenue in Kimberly, with Fr. Tom Pomeroy officiating. Inurnment will be in Holy Cross Cemetery in Kaukauna. Friends may call directly at the church on Thursday from 3 p.m. until the hour of the service. In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund has been established.

The family would like to extend their special thanks to Mary's many dear friends and relatives who have been at her side over the years. They include her nephew Dennis Gossens, her niece and God-daughter Rose Boera, her dear friend Janie Waters, and her special neighbor Ruth Fuchsgruber. Thank you also to the entire staff at ThedaCare At Home — the love and care you gave to mom and our whole family will never be forgotten.

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Posted August 17, 2006

Anderson, Johanna

Johanna M. Anderson, 83, Green Bay, died Wednesday, Aug. 16, 2006, at a local nursing home surrounded by her family after a courageous battle with cancer. She was born on Jan. 23, 1923, in De Pere to the late George and Anna (Verkuilen) Minten. In 1945, she married Robert Anderson; he preceded her in death in 1951. Her second husband, William Anderson, who she married in 1952, preceded her in death in 1954. Johanna was employed by St. Mary's Hospital for 15 years prior to retiring in 1986. She was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church and its Altar Rosary Society as well as VFW Auxiliary Post #2037, Howard. Johanna enjoyed time with her family, playing bingo and was an avid fan of the Packers, Brewers and Bucks.

Survivors include one son and daughter-in-law, Donald and Sandra Anderson, Eagle River; two daughters and one son-in-law, Kathy Harrison, Green Bay; and Jean and Jessie Delmarcelle, Crivitz; four grandchildren, Robert Anderson, Barb Anderson, Tammy Harrison (Jerry Bolen), and Tina (Peter) Saldana; four great-grandchildren, Ryan Saldana, Victoria Saldana, Katee Anderson and Ethan Saldana; one sister-in-law, Regina Minten; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends, including a special friend, Lois Harrison.

She was preceded in death by two grandsons, Mark Harrison and Todd Harrison; five brothers, Peter, Norbert, Matt, Tone and John Minten; and five sisters, Mary Ambrosius, Lena Verheyen, Nellie Knowles, Agnes Van Enkenvort and Janet Coenen.

Friends may call after 9:30 a.m. Friday, Aug. 18, 2006, at Lyndahl Funeral Home, Lombardi Avenue at Ridge Road, where funeral services will take place with the Rev. Don Everts officiating. Interment in Fort Howard Memorial Park. Online condolences may be expressed at www.lyndahl.com.

Johanna's family would like to thank the staffs of Western Village and Asera Care Hospice for the exceptional care and compassion that was given.

Posted August 17, 2006

DuChateau, Marie A.

Marie A. DuChateau, 90, 1189 Mather St., died Tuesday, Aug. 15, 2006. She was born Aug. 14, 1916, in Brown County to the late Celeste and Anna (Boehm) Parins. Marie met her husband, Raymond at a Bay Beach Dance and they were married on Jan. 31, 1940, at St. Patrick Catholic Church. She had been employed by George and Marguerite Kress of Green Bay Packaging for several years. She also did volunteer work for Annunciation Parish and the Neville Public Museum. Marie was a history buff and loved collecting and sharing the history of Green Bay's west side and was a contributor to the book "On Broadway." She always talked about living until the age of 100 so she could get a letter from the president.

Marie enjoyed singing with the Sweet Adelines and dancing with her husband, Ray, in the San Sousi Dance Club. She enjoyed gardening and her flowers were her passion and her love. She was often called Johnny Appleseed because of the many trees she grew from seed. Her cooking, baking and canning skills were excellent and there was never a walk that was too far for her to take. Marie also loved helping out her friends and relatives, no matter what the task at hand.

Survivors include four children and their spouses, Richard Duchateau, Green Bay; Rita and Jack DeBauche, Oconto; Karen and David Loritz, Two Rivers; James and Claire DuChateau, Nekoosa, Wis.; a daughter-in-law, Nancy O'Keefe, Pulaski; 13 grandchildren, Brett and his fiancee, Tonya, Scott and his fiancee, Amber, Kristin Duchateau, Paul Detaege, Michelle (Trent) Miller, Bart DeBauche, John DeBauche, Mamie (Josh) Lintereur, Peter and Steven Loritz, Nicholas (Michelle) Duchateau, Allison and Therese DuChateau; four great-grandchildren, Tristan and Myah Miller, Kaitlyn Gurske Duchateau, Colin Duchateau; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Milton and Diane Parins, Raphael and Glenna Parins; four sisters and two brothers-in-law, Marcie and Dick Lucente, Jackie Matuszak, Carol Jean Roberts, Bernice and Ronnie Kryger; two sisters-in-law, Agnes Parins and Verna Mae Parins.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Raymond; a son-in-law, Byron Detaege; her brothers and sisters, Celeste Jr., "Sonny" Parins, Don Parins, Joseph Parins, Lucille Boettcher and Ann Haraburd.

Friends may call at Blaney Funeral Home, 1521 Shawano Ave., from 4 to 8 p.m. Monday. A parish wake service will be held at 7 p.m. Monday. Friends may also call at Annunciation Catholic Church, 401 Gray St., from 10 to 11 a.m. Tuesday. The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the church with the Rev. Peter Renard, O. Praem., officiating. Entombment will be in Fort Howard Memorial Park Mausoleum. To send online condolences, please go to www.blaneyfuneralhome.com.

The family extends a special thank you to the staff of Aurora Hospice, the staff of Brookside C.B.R.F., especially, Janette and Barb McLaren; a special friend, Mary Stehsel and the staff of Comfort Keepers for all of their wonderful care.

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Posted August 17, 2006

Pairon, La Vern J."Jack"

La Vern J. Pairon, "Jack," Kaukauna, age 65, passed away at home unexpectedly on Tuesday, August 15, 2006. He was born in Appleton on May 28, 1941, the son of the late Paul and Angeline (Vandenberg) Pairon. After high school he served in the United States Army, spending much of his service in Alaska. On May 2, 1966, he married Joan Kramer in Reno, NV. Jack was employed at Thilmany for 26 years, retiring in 1993.

He was an avid sports fan, enjoying the New York Yankees, Boston Red Sox, Green Bay Packers, the Badgers, and especially watching his granddaughter, Brittany, compete in Tae Kwon Do tournaments. He will always be remembered for wearing the caps of his favorite teams.

Jack is survived by his wife of 40 years, Joan; daughter, Sherry Jensen of Kaukauna; grandchildren: Brittany (special friend, Shawn Schatzke) Pairon; Cody Jensen and Chelsey Jensen, all of Kaukauna; great-grandchild, Faith Schatzke; brother, Dan (Pat) Pairon of Milwaukee; sister, Pauline (Larry) Henry and their children, Lauren (Michael) Knight and Mariam Henry, all of Anderson, SC; and his little dog, Peaches.

Numerous in-laws preceded him in death.

The funeral service will be at 12 p.m. on Saturday, August 19, 2006, at the Fargo Funeral Home, 400 W. Wisconsin Ave., Kaukauna, with Mary Carriveau officiating. Friends will be received at the funeral home on Saturday from 10 a.m. until the time of the service. Burial will be in Holy Name Cemetery, Kimberly.

The family extends a special thank you to the outstanding medical staff that cared for Jack at Appleton Medical Center.

A memorial fund in Jack's name is being established.

Posted August 17, 2006

Rucks, Frieda

Frieda Rucks, formerly of Oshkosh, died peacefully on Tuesday, August 15, 2006, surrounded by her loving family at her residence. She was born December 3, 1907, to John and Claire Spiegelberg Hoppe in Bonduel, WI. She married Lyman L. Rucks on April 30, 1928, in Illinois. Frieda loved to crotchet. She particularly liked to crotchet afghans. She also loved to play cards. One of her favorite pastimes was to do puzzle books. Family was Frieda's life.

Survivors include her daughters: Marian Boldt of Plymouth, Virginia (John) Phillips of Oshkosh, and Mildred Phillips of Greenville. One sister, Viola Daniel of Shawano and one daughter-in-law, Judy Rucks of Fremont also survive Frieda. Further surviving Frieda is ten grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Lyman L.; one son, Lyman R.; two sons-in-law, Kenneth Phillips and Harry Boldt; two brothers and one sister.

The funeral service for Frieda will be on Sunday, August 20, at 3:30 p.m. at Bethlehem Lutheran Church, 1206 Ontario Street. Pastor Paul Lidtke will officiate. Friends may gather at the church from 1:30 p.m. until the time of service. Interment will take place at Lakeview Memorial Park.

The family would like to thank all of the staff at Affinity Hospice for the love and care they gave to Frieda. Also a special thank you is extended to Ellen Christie and Gina for all that they have done.

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Posted August 18, 2006

Henquinette, Major Leland

Major Leland Henquinette, 88, passed away on Thursday, August 17, 2006, at St. Vincent Hospital. He was born on September 3, 1917, in Dykesville, the son of the late Henry and Lucy (Smeester) Henquinette. On February 12, 1942, he married Kathleen Hudson in De Pere. He and Kathleen operated the V Tavern, Suamico, and the Fiesta Lounge, Green Bay. He served in the United States Air Force starting in 1941 retiring as a Major in 1963.

He is survived by daughters Kathie (Frank) Henquinette, Debbie (Russell) Williquette, Cindy Henquinette, Kim (Denis) Gillis; grandchildren Kevin (Jessica), Jeni (Eddie), Michael (Nicole), Shane (Shannon), Keith, Christopher (Kristy), Shae (Zak), Robbi (Danielle), Austin; many wonderful great-grandchildren; sisters: Bernice Merritt, Florence (Pete) LeMense, Nephew Dan (Nora) LeMense; special friends Todd LaTour, Renee (Eric) Beaton and family.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Kathleen; sons Ronald and Jeffrey; son-in-law James (Big) Williquette, Brothers: Lester and Elgin; brother-in-law Glen LeMense, and nephew Gary LeMense.

Visitation for Leland will be on Sunday, August 20, 2006, at 1 p.m. at Proko-Wall Funeral Home, 1630 East Mason Street. A funeral service will be at 4 p.m. on Sunday with Rev. Russell May officiating. Full military honors will follow. A memorial fund is being established. Online condolences may be expressed at www.prokowall.com.

Special Thanks to the Staff at Odd Fellows Home

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Posted August 18, 2006

Thomas E. Duchow

Thomas E. Duchow, age 58, formerly of 1213 Cottonwood Road, Brillion, died Wednesday morning, Aug. 16, 2006, at Harmony West of Manitowoc, after a courageous battle with brain cancer.

He was born April 2, 1948, in Manitowoc, son of Emil and Lorraine (Jung) Duchow. Tom was a graduate of Valders High School, class of 1966. In his youth, Tom belonged to the Rockland Sunshine 4-H Club. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army serving in Vietnam. On Dec. 15, 1973, he married the former Dorothy Jean Tegen at Rockwood Lutheran Church. Tom was employed with Tecumseh of New Holstein for 40 years. He also owned and operated a dairy farm near Collins. Tom was a member of Vietnam Veterans 731, Rockea Hunting Club, and Collins Paradise Sno Riders. He enjoyed farming all his life.

Survivors include his wife: Dorothy Jean Duchow; three daughters: Michelle Duchow, Appleton; Heather Duchow and special friend, Paul Pedrosa, Milwaukee; Shannon Duchow and her fiance, Corey Schoonover, Milwaukee; two sons: Shawn Duchow, Las Vegas; Matthew Duchow, rural Brillion; a granddaughter: Skylar Duchow; his parents: Emil and Lorraine Duchow, Chilton; four sisters and a brother-in-law: Katherine and Tom Johnstone, Kiel; Jean Hack and special friend, Patrick, Manitowoc; Pat Woelfel, Hilbert; Tammy Kenneke, St. Nazianz; two brothers and sisters-in-law: Richard and Ann Duchow, Chilton; Gerald and Julie Duchow, Chilton; mother-in-law: Dorothy Tegen, Manitowoc; two sisters-in-law: Anna Matney, Colorado; Mary Tegen and special friend, Bob, California; three brothers-in-law: Roy Tegen, Manitowoc; John Tegen and his wife, Theresa, Two Rivers; and Tim Tegen and special friend, Jenny, Two Rivers. Also surviving are nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his father-in-law: Eldon Tegen; two brothers-in-law: Jim Kenneke, Ronnie Meyer; and a niece: Rachelle Woelfel.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, Aug. 21, 2006, at St. Peter's Evangelical Lutheran Church, Collins. Officiating at the service will be the Rev. Thomas Pankow with burial at St. Peter's Lutheran Cemetery, Collins. Graveside military rites will be accorded by Vietnam Veterans 731.

The family will greet relatives and friends at the Pfeffer Funeral Home & Cremation Care Center, Manitowoc, from 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 20, 2006, and Monday morning at St. Peter's Evangelical Lutheran Church, Collins, from 10 a.m. until the time of service at 11 a.m.

The family wishes to express their gratitude to the staff at Harmony West for the wonderful care extended to Tom.

Herald Times Reporter

Aug. 18, 2006

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Posted August 19, 2006

Van Dyck, Eunice Mae

Eunice Mae Van Dyck, 94, De Pere, passed away Thursday, August 17, 2006, at home. She was born July 30, 1912, to the late Joseph and Margaret (Vanden Berg) Biebel in Green Bay. On December 26, 1934, she married the late Raymond Van Dyck at St. Mary's in De Pere.

Eunice is survived by one son, William Van Dyck; her twin daughters, Berne (Pat) Miskella and Barbara (Walter) Chang; one daughter-in-law, Joan (Naparalla) Van Dyck; five grandchildren; and two great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; her son, Danny Van Dyck; and her brothers and sisters.

Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. at RYAN FUNERAL HOME, De Pere, on Monday, August 21, 2006, with a prayer service at 7 p.m. Visitation will continue after 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, August 22, 2006, at St. Mary Catholic Community on Pope John XXIII Circle off Sportsman Drive, town of Ledgeview, until the time of services at 10:30 a.m. with Rev. John H. Harper officiating. Please visit www.ryanfh.com to send online condolences to the family.

A special thank you to her caregivers from Companion Care and Unity Hospice.

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Posted August 19, 2006

Baldwin, James C. "Hubba Hubba"

James C. Baldwin, Menasha, age 66, passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, August 16, 2006. He was born March 4, 1940, in Austin, MN, son of the late Sidney and Audrey (Bryan) Baldwin. Jim married Lois Gervais on December 28, 1996, at Our Redeemer Lutheran Church in Menasha. Jim graduated from the University of Minnesota and then worked for Mobil Oil in La Crosse and Oak Creek. Jim then worked for Harley-Davidson Golf Cars until purchasing Appleton Golf Cars, which he owned and operated until 1996. He was currently employed by BranRich Inc., where he took pride in delivering new fire trucks around the country.

He will be sadly missed by his wife, Lois; ten children: Todd (Lois) Baldwin, La Crosse; Tracy (Mike) Belling, La Crosse; Terry (Don Jr.) Alesch, Menasha; Kelly (Brad) Ostrem, West Salem, WI; Chuck (Stephanie) Austin, Kaukauna; Jim (Jessica) Austin, Menasha; Linda (Alan) Austin-Head, Appleton; Judi Austin, Greenville; Kevin (Tracy) Gervais, Sheboygan Falls; Sara Gervais and fiance Keith Richter, Woodward, IA; 20 grandchildren; a great-grandchild; a brother, Sid Baldwin, St. Anscar, IA; and two nephews.

He was preceded in death by his former wife, Jeanie Baldwin and a sister-in-law, Sharon Baldwin.

Memorial Services will be held at 4 p.m. on Sunday, August 20, 2006, at Menasha's Westgor Funeral Home with Rev. Dennis Nelson officiating. Relatives and friends may call on Sunday from 2 p.m. until the time of services. In lieu of flowers, a memorial is being established in his name.

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Posted August 20, 2006

Hoehne, Dorothy J.

Dorothy J. Hoehne, 85, lifelong resident of Green Bay, died Thursday, Aug. 17, 2006, at Renaissance Assisted Living. She was born April 20, 1921, to the late John and Mary (Jones) Isaac. Dorothy graduated from Green Bay East High School in the Class of 1939. She was an avid swimmer and met her future husband at the quarry. She married Harry O. Hoehne on July 13, 1940, at St. Francis Xavier Cathedral.

Dorothy was an amateur artist and gardener. She enjoyed camping and took a number of trips out west with Harry when they were first married. They worked as a fry cook and waitress in Cook City, Montana. Later trips included Yellowstone and many summer vacations at Bear Lake Campground in Manawa.

She was Chili John's youngest daughter. She and Harry bought the restaurant in l970 and sold it to their son and daughter-in-law in l980. Dorothy also enjoyed playing bridge. She was involved in card clubs throughout her life and enjoyed games in her later years with Yvonne and Ann at Renaissance.

Dorothy was a member of St. Willebrord Parish for many years. She was involved in a number of lay participation events, distributing communion, prayer groups, and distribution of communion at Bellin Hospital. In her later years, she became a member of Our Lady of Lourdes in De Pere.

Survivors include three children and a daughter-in-law, Daniel and Therese Hoehne, Ashwaubenon; David Hoehne, Barb Smith, Appleton; her grandchildren including, Christopher and Peter Hoehne, Marie and Rachel Smith; three sisters and one brother-in-law, Elizabeth Nowak, Greenville, Wis.; Lillian Spoffard, De Pere; Margaret and Ray Sloan, Green Bay.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Harry O. Hoehne in 2003; one brother and two sisters; Florabel Hurckman, Ernest Isaac and Frances Borremans.

Friends may call at Blaney Funeral Home, 1521 Shawano Ave., from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday. There will be a Parish Wake Service at 7 p.m. Tuesday. Friends may also call at St. Willebrord Catholic Church, 209 S. Adams St., from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Wednesday. The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the church with the Rev. Kenneth DeGroot O.Praem officiating. Entombment will be in Allouez Catholic Mausoleum. To send online condolences, please go to www.blaneyfuneralhome.com.

Her family would like to send a special thank you to Dr. Goolsby and the many devoted and caring health care professionals at Renaissance Assisted Living and Unity Hospice for their wonderful care.

Posted August 20, 2006

Hudson, Carol Ann

Carol Ann Hudson, 58, De Pere, passed away at home surrounded by her loving family on Saturday, Aug. 19, 2006, after an eight-year battle with cancer. She was born Feb. 23, 1948, to Vernon P. and Marcella (Lambert) Ambrosius in Green Bay.

Carol is survived by her husband, Gene Hudson; step-children, Troy (Sue) and Terry (Teresa) Hudson; grandchildren, Jamie, Jesse, Meghan, Kalee, Cody and Tucker; her mother, Marcella; brothers and sisters, Gary (Kathy) Ambrosius, Jean (Mark) Vanderlogt, Leonard (Kathy) Ambrosius, Vernon Jr. (Anita) Ambrosius, Julie (Steve) Gay, Jody (Jim) Maciejewski, Bonnie (Dave) Przybylski and Daniel Ambrosius and special friend Diane; step-father-in-law, Irvan Burdeau; brothers and sisters-in-law, Ivan (Terri), Oscar (Jenny) and Russell (Carol) Hudson, Delores (Joe) Burdeau, Betty (Tom) Perz, Shelby (Don) Brusky, Kathy (Gary) Curtiss and Mary (Larry) Sackett, as well as many nieces and nephews, especially Carrie DuChateau.

She was preceded in death by her father, Vernon P. Ambrosius; grandparents, George (Martha) Lambert and Leonard (Minnie) Ambrosius; a niece, Sara Maciejewski; mother-in-law, Helen Burdeau; sister and brothers-in-law, Leo (Dorothy) Truex, George (Jean), Gordon and Gary Hudson.

Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. at RYAN FUNERAL HOME, De Pere, on Monday, Aug. 21, 2006, with a prayer service at 7 p.m. Visitation will continue on Tuesday Aug. 22, 2006, after 9:30 a.m. until the Mass of Christian Burial at 10:30 at Our Lady of Lourdes Parish Family (corner of Suburban Dr. and Lourdes Ave. DePere) with Fr. Tim Shillcox O.Praem officiating. Please visit www.ryanfh.com to send online condolences to the Hudson family.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to Linda Sanders for the years of friendship and support and St. Vincent Hospital's oncology unit.

Posted August 20, 2006

Killeen Doro, Barbara

Barbara Killeen Doro, 86, Green Bay, died on Thursday, Aug. 17, 2006. She was born Aug. 15, 1920, to the late Paul J. and Thelma Jane (Lambert) Fennessey, in Ponca City, Okla. Barbara married Dr. Emmet Killeen on Feb. 23, 1946. He preceded her in death in 1983. Barbara married John M. Doro in 1985. John preceded her in death in 1993. She graduated from St. Anthony School of Nursing in Oklahoma City. Barbara enjoyed golfing and was an avid skier. She was a member of Resurrection Parish. Barbara was past president of the Brown County Medical Society Alliance. She was also a member of the Green Bay Catholic Women's Club, Green Bay Service League, St. Vincent Auxiliary, Oneida Golf and Country Club, the Antiquarian Club and the Shamrock Club. Barbara served on the Board of Kellogg Public Library. She was a volunteer for the Blood Bank and Meals on Wheels.

Barbara is survived by three sons; Patrick and wife, Judy Killeen, and daughter, Christina, San Marcos, Cal.; Thomas and wife, Therese Killeen, and daughters, Nicole and Lauren, Vienna, Austria; Michael and wife, Diane Killeen, and daughter, Rachael, Glendale, Ariz.; two sisters, Patricia Kunc, Jacqueline Medley; both of Oklahoma City; one brother, Dr. Paul Fennessey, Pine Colo.; three step-children, Jane Doro, Patrice Getschow and John C. Doro; and other relatives and dear friends.

Gathering time with family and friends will be held on Monday, Aug. 21, 2006, at the Schauer & Schumacher Funeral Home, 340 S. Monroe Avenue, from 4 p.m. until the Vigil Service at 7 p.m. Visitation will continue on Tuesday at Resurrection Catholic Church, 333 Hilltop Drive, from 9:30 until the Mass of Christian Burial at 10:30 a.m. with Reverend Paul DeMuth officiating. Interment in Allouez Catholic Cemetery.

Memorials in Barbara's name would be appreciated.

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Posted August 20, 2006

Darlene M. Siebert

Darlene M. Siebert, age 65, a resident of Hamilton Home in Two Rivers, died Friday afternoon Aug. 18, 2006, at the home.

Darlene was born on June 20, 1941, in Forestville, daughter of the late George and Mamie (Dubois) Bellin. She attended Algoma High School and graduated with the class of 1959. On Aug. 27, 1960, she married William "Bill" F. Siebert in Maplewood. He preceded her in death on Dec. 4, 1996. Darlene was employed with Mirro Aluminum Co. for more than 25 years until her retirement.

Survivors include two daughters and sons-in-law: Debbie and Marvin Jahnke, Mishicot, Dawn and Richard Higgins, Manitowoc; one son and daughter-in-law: Dean and Patty Siebert, Two Rivers; four grandchildren: Jack Polifka, Brittney, Bradley, and Deanna Siebert; two sisters and brothers-in-law: Germaine and Harvey Clark, twin sister: Arlene and Paul Rosinsky, all of Two Rivers; one brother and two sisters-in-law: Gerald and Donna Bellin, Manitowoc, Gail Bellin, Kewaunee; one brother-in-law and two sisters-in-law: Al and Patty Kobes, and Leona Siebert, all of Two Rivers; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends also survive. She is also preceded in death by one daughter: Donna Polifka; an infant sister: Carol Mae Bellin; one brother: Gervaise Bellin; her father-in-law and mother-in-law: Herbert and Alma Siebert; and one brother-in-law: Gordon Siebert.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 22, 2006, at St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church, Two Rivers. Officiating at the service will be the Rev. David Arndt with burial to follow at Forest View Cemetery, Two Rivers.

The family will greet relatives and friends on Monday, Aug. 21, 2006, from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. at the Klein and Stangel Funeral Home, Two Rivers. The visitation will continue on Tuesday, Aug. 22, 2006, at St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church, Two Rivers, from 10 a.m. until the time of service at 11 a.m.

The family wishes to thank the nurses and staff at the Hamilton Home for the compassionate care they gave to mom. She enjoyed her stay there.

The Klein and Stangel Funeral Home and Cremation Care Center, Two Rivers, is assisting the family with funeral arrangements.

Herald Times Reporter

Aug. 20, 2006

 

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Posted August 20, 2006

De Deker, Kenneth H.

De Deker, Kenneth H., Appleton,76, passed away on Friday, Aug. 18, 2006. Arrangements are incomplete and pending with the Wichmann Funeral Home.

Posted August 20, 2006

Owens Jr, Shabazz Jaray

Shabazz Jaray Owens, Jr. infant, passed away unexpectedly August 16, 2006. He was born August 16, 2006, to Shabazz Jaray and Audrey Melissa (Woods) Owens.

In addition to his parents, surviving family members include grandparents, David and Gwen Woods and Nicole Owens; great-grandparents, Sandra Reed and Ronald Woods; two aunts, Jasmine Owens and Faith Woods; seven uncles: Jaquan and Jayzon Wens, Clifton Hall, Anthony Moody, Quentin Woods, Diondre and Anthony Wallace; four great-aunts: Cetra Reed, Roshawnda Fields, Lynn Swanigan and Verna Moss; and a great-uncle, Ed Olive.

Funeral Services for Shabazz Jr. will be 1 p.m. Tuesday, August 22, 2006, at Valley Funeral Home with Dr. G. Manns officiating. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. until the time of service at the funeral home. Burial will take place at Twelve Corners Cemetery, Town of Center.

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Posted August 21, 2006

Johnson, Steven "Bull" Lee

Steven "Bull" Lee Johnson, 32, went to his heavenly home on Thursday, Aug. 17, 2006, in Sarasota, Fla. He was born April 4, 1974, in Green Bay, the son of Steven and Emily (Cornelius) Johnson. Steve attended Seymour Community High School. He enjoyed working on cars, as a mechanic; stock car racing, hunting and fishing.

He is survived by one son, Steven Jr.; his parents, Steven and Emily Johnson; three brothers, Joe (Dawn) Johnson, Kevin (Julie) Johnson, and Kurt Johnson, all of Oneida; his special friend, Bonnie Kimball; his nieces and nephews, Jamie, Roxy, Becky, Trevor, Travis, and Sheldon; also, his aunts, uncles and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his paternal and maternal grandparents, Claude and Angeline Johnson, Joe and Alice Cornelius.

Friends may call at the Muehl-Boettcher Funeral Home, 358 S. Main St., Seymour, on Tuesday, Aug. 22, 2006, from 4 to 8 p.m., with a prayer service at 7:45 p.m. Visitation will continue on Wednesday, Aug. 23, 2006, at the Woodland Worship Center, 760 Airport Drive, Oneida, from 9:30 a.m. until the funeral services at 11 a.m., with Reverend Lonnie Johnson officiating. Burial in Holy Apostles Episcopal Cemetery, Oneida.

"Bull," you were everybody's big "Teddy Bear." You will never be forgotten and your memory will be in our hearts forever.

Posted August 21, 2006

Simon, Arbutis C.

Arbutis Simon, 80, Brussels, passed away on Aug. 20, 2006, at Bellin Hospital in Green Bay. She was born in Red Banks on Nov. 12, 1925, to the late Eugene and May (Jacquart) Tureur. On Jan. 6, 1943, she married Alvin E. Simon in California. Arbutis farmed with her husband in the town of Brussels for many years and also worked for the Brussels Post Office. She enjoyed farming, crocheting, oil painting, bird watching, and spending time with the grandchildren.

Survivors include three children, Carole (James) Counard, Brussels; Julie Quigley, De Pere; and Phil (Tricia) Simon, Brussels; 12 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

She was preceded in death by her husband; one infant brother; and five children, Sharon Kaminski, JoAnn Terlicky, Christine Simon, Larry and Roy Simon; one great-grandchild, Marty.

Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at St. Francis and St. Mary Parish in Brussels with the Rev. Pius Cotter officiating. Burial will be in St. Francis Cemetery. Visitation will be at the church on Tuesday from 9 to 11 a.m. The Forbes Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Posted August 21, 2006

Van Lieshout, Leo Fredrick

Leo Fredrick Van Lieshout, 66, town of Scott, died unexpectedly Friday, Aug. 18, 2006, at a local hospital after a massive heart attack. Born in the town of Scott, March 14, 1940, to the late Fred and Cecelia (Liebergen) Van Lieshout. He married the former Marlene Van Lanen May 30, 1964, at St. Joseph Church, Oneida. Leo was the fourth generation to farm the family homestead. He was with the New Franken Fire Department for a total of 33 years, lieutenant for a number of years, and chief for the last 10 years. Leo and his wife were active members of Holy Cross, Bay Settlement where Leo served as the sexton/gravedigger for the last 33 years. He was instrumental in many organizations including, the first president of FFA at Preble High School and active in the FFA Alumni Association, a founder of the Holy Cross Parish Council, one of the founding fathers of the Royal Scotties 4H Club, on the advisory Board for Green Bay School District, a member and president of the Charolais Beef Association, Brown County Fire Chiefs Association, Door/Kewaunee Fire Chiefs Association and the State of Wisconsin Fire Chiefs Association. Leo had a deep love for his family and friends and enjoyed being with people especially with his grandchildren. He and his wife loved going for car rides together. Leo also enjoyed NASCAR, the Green Bay Packers and tinkering with his John Deere tractors.

He is survived by his wife, Marlene, town of Scott; three daughters and sons-in-law, Linda (Greg) Kalz , Nancy (Doug) Van Dreel, all of Green Bay; Karen (William) Reimer, De Pere; eight grandchildren, Andy, Alexander, and Emily Kalz, Bridget and Blake Van Dreel, Jarod, Marissa and Jill Reimer; four brothers-in-law and three spouses, John (Bonnie) Van Lanen, David (Nadine) Van Lanen, Steve (Debbie) Van Lanen, and Mark Van Lanen; sister-in-law and spouse, Joyce (William) La Count; many nieces and nephews. He will be greatly missed by many other family members and friends.

Preceded in death by his parents; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Ray (Alvina) Van Lanen.

Visitation at MALCORE Funeral Home, University Avenue at Baird Street, Tuesday from 3 to 8 p.m. Parish wake service 8 p.m. Tuesday evening. Visitation to continue Wednesday morning at Holy Cross Church, 3009 Bay Settlement Road, from 9:30 a.m. until the time of the funeral. Funeral mass 11 a.m. at the church with Rev. Ralph Merkatoris officiating. Entombment at Shrine of the Good Shepherd.

The family would like to extend a special thanks to Green Bay Rescue and the staff of Aurora BayCare hospital.

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Posted August 21, 2006

Peters, Allan O.

Allan O. Peters, Greenville, 53, died Saturday, Aug. 19, 2006, at Brewster Village in Appleton. He was born on May 5, 1953, in Appleton, the son of Orville & Irene (Krueger) Peters. He was formerly employed at Eggers Industries in Neenah.

He is survived by his mother, Irene Peters, Appleton; two sisters, Judy (Marty) Verhagen, Little Chute; Cheryl (Steve) Schmidt, Appleton. He is further survived by a niece, Rachel Schmidt; and two nephews, Jeff Verhagen & Tim Schmidt.

He was preceded in death by his father, Orville, and his maternal grandparents; Hugo & Lydia Krueger; and his paternal grandparents, Arnold & Selma Peters.

The funeral service for Allan will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 23, 2006, at Immanuel Ev. Lutheran Church in Greenville with the Rev. David Hussman officiating. Interment will be in the Highland Memorial Park Cemetery in Appleton. Friends may call at the church on Wednesday from 9 a.m. until the time of service. A memorial fund has been established for Immanuel Ev. Lutheran Church in Greenville.

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Posted August 22, 2006

Brian G. Benthien

Brian G. Benthien, age 52, former Mishicot resident, entered into eternal rest on Saturday, Aug. 19, 2006, at St. Vincent Hospital in Green Bay, after a courageous battle with liver disease.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, Aug. 25, 2006, at Holy Cross Catholic Church in Mishicot, with the Rev. John Neuser officiating, with burial in the church cemetery.

He was born Jan. 15, 1954, in Two Rivers to Franklin and Dolores (Lambert) Benthien. Brian was a graduate of the Mishicot High School, and after graduation he continued his education in the construction and electrical trades. He was employed as an electrical contractor. He was an avid sports fan, and had a great love of animals.

Brian is survived by his parents: Franklin and Dolores (Lambert) Benthien, of Mishicot; two brothers and sisters-in-law: Bruce and Karen Benthien, of Missouri; Dean and Cheryl Benthien, of Mishicot; three sisters and two brothers-in-law: Debbie and Richard Hughes, of Two Rivers; Sherry and Larry Pearson, of Mishicot; and Jeannie Benthien, of Naperville, Ill. He is further survived by two nieces: Lisa Benthien and Mary Pearson; a nephew: George Pearson; along with his aunts, uncles, and many special friends.

Relatives and friends may call from 4 to 7 p.m. on Thursday at the Lambert-Eckert Funeral Home, 344 S. State St., in Mishicot. Visitation will continue at 10 a.m. on Friday at the funeral home until the Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to your local humane societies.

Brian's family would like to extend a very special thank you to all of his nurses, doctors, clergy, and special friends, for all of their love, help and support during his illness. Your kindness will always be remembered.

Herald Times Reporter

Aug. 22, 2006

Posted August 22, 2006

Sister Jacquelyn Ebben

Sister Jacquelyn Ebben, age 75, a member of the Franciscan Sisters of Christian Charity, died Sunday afternoon, Aug. 20, 2006, at Holy Family Convent, Manitowoc.

The former Dolores Ebben was born Feb. 3, 1931, in Appleton, daughter of Florence (Hughes) Ebben and the late Nicholas Ebben. She entered the Convent in 1945 and professed her vows in 1950. Sister Jacquelyn earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Holy Family College, Manitowoc. Sister Jacquelyn served as an elementary teacher at St. Paul and St. Andrew, Manitowoc, St. Anne, Francis Creek, St. Aloysius, Kaukauna, St. Joseph, St. Agnes and St. Bernard, Green Bay, SS Peter & Paul, Kiel, all of Wisconsin; Guardian Angels, West Point, Neb.; St. Francis de Sales, Manistique, Holy Name, Escanaba, both of Michigan; and St. Agnes, Mingo Junction, Ohio. After retiring from the teaching profession, she performed various tasks at the Motherhouse. She is a member of the Franciscan Sisters of Christian Charity.

Survivors include The Franciscan Sisters of Christian Charity; her mother, Florence Ebben, Kaukauna; two brothers and a sister-in-law: Robert and Midge, Nicholas Ebben, De Pere; and four sisters and three brothers-in-law: Patricia Duhnke, Blain, Wash.; Beatrice and Gerald Lemerond, Green Bay; Beverly and Larry Decker, Loudon, Tenn.; and Jacqueline and Robert Murphy, Phoenix, Ariz. Nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends also survive.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 24, 2006, at Holy Family Convent Chapel, Manitowoc. Officiating at the Mass of Christian Burial will be the Rev. Samuel D. Jadin, O. Praem, with burial at Holy Family Convent Cemetery, Manitowoc.

The family will greet relatives and friends at the Holy Family Convent, Manitowoc, from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 23, 2006, where a prayer service will be held at 7 p.m. at Holy Family Convent Chapel.

The Pfeffer Funeral Home & Cremation Care Center, Manitowoc, is assisting the family with funeral arrangements.

Herald Times Reporter

Aug. 22, 2006

Posted August 22, 2006

John E. Mohr

John E. Mohr, age 82, Green Bay, passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family on Wednesday, Aug. 9, 2006.

He was born Nov. 29, 1923, in Manitowoc, to the late Ava and Lillian Mohr. On Aug. 28, 1948, he married Joanne L'Heureux in Escanaba, Mich. He graduated from Lincoln High School, Manitowoc, in 1941, and from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in January of 1949 with a degree in civil engineering. He worked on several jobs to support his education, including one year surveying for the then C&NW Railway Company. After graduation, he was employed by the Wisconsin Department of Transportation in Green Bay as a civil engineer for 36 years until his retirement in 1986. John was well known for his hard work and the quality of the many engineering projects he was involved with, including the Tilleman Bridge. He enjoyed his family, traveling, fishing, hunting, playing golf, and flying single engine airplanes.

He is survived by three daughters and two sons-in-law: Catherine Holck, Tucson, Ariz.; Susan and Dr. James Williams, Dunlap, Ill.; Barbara and Martin Albers, Ashwaubenon; 10 grandchildren: Jennifer (John) Barnes; Nicole (Michael) Geniesse; Steve Andrew, Jamey (Jamie) Williams, Jonathan Williams, Lindsey Williams, Joey Michelle Williams; Traver Holck; Tyler Albers and Nicholas Albers; seven great-grandchildren: Emily and Ashley Barnes; Cassie, Andy and Jimmy Geniesse; Devin Andrew, Blake Williams; three brothers and two sisters-in-law: Thomas and Darlene Mohr, Manitowoc; Wilbur and Lorraine Mohr, Algonquin, Ill.; Robert Mohr, Kingwood, Texas; one sister-in-law: Connie Mohr, Fond du Lac; several nieces and nephews; and a very special friend: Bernice Andrew, Green Bay. He was preceded in death by his wife: Joanne; two young sons: John and Steven; a daughter and son-in-law: Judith and James Andrew; a brother: Patrick; and his parents.

Visitation was held at Blaney Funeral Home, 1521 Shawano Ave., from 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 13, 2006. A vigil service was held at 7 p.m. Sunday. Visitation was also held at St. Anne's Episcopal Church, 347 S. Libal St., De Pere, from 10 to 11 a.m. Monday, Aug. 14, 2006. The Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated at 11 a.m. Monday at the church with the Rev. Seth Richmond officiating. Burial will be in Allouez Catholic Cemetery.

To send online condolences, please go to www.blaneyfuneralhome.com.

A memorial fund has been established in John's memory to benefit the American Cancer Society and St. Anne's Episcopal Church.

John's family would like to thank Dr. Nichols and the many doctors and nurses at the Mayo hospital in Rochester for their wonderful care and support these past four months.

Thank you Grandpa, Daddy, our dear friend, for your gentle ways, your giving heart and your true kindness. You will always be in our hearts.

Herald Times Reporter

Aug. 22, 2006

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Posted August 22, 2006

Cayemberg, Angeline A.

Angeline A. Cayemberg, 85, Pulaski, died Monday, Aug. 21, 2006. Arrangements are pending. Marnocha Funeral Home is assisting the family.

Posted August 22, 2006

Langteau, Kenneth D.

Kenneth D. Langteau, 74, Seymour, left his earthly home and family on the afternoon of Aug. 20, 2006, to be with his Savior. It was difficult for his family and friends to let him go, since he had so effortlessly charmed his way into their hearts.

Kenny was one of eight children, born to the late Leo and Catherine (Habermeyer) Langteau. On April 8, 1932, he started his journey into this world and throughout his life he had the magic of turning strangers into instant friends. He developed a love of music and expressed his talent by playing drums in his high school band, the city band and the Don Adams orchestra. He played for wedding receptions, starting at the age of 15. He married Joyce Millikin on Feb. 2, 1952, and they were blessed with 12 children. In Kenny's life's journey he started out farming and moved to being a door-to-door salesman, selling Wear Ever Cookware. He worked in hardware sales and repair for many years, never done unless a customer was satisfied. In his later years he worked maintenance at Good Shepherd Nursing Home in Seymour and retired in the fall of 2005. He loved visiting with his friends and the staff at the Plaza Restaurant in Seymour; and who can forget Kenny riding around Seymour on his moped wearing his trademark suspenders and Lisa Frank helmet. Kenny would tell a one-liner joke that would lengthen greatly with his added embellishments. He was a member of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, on the parish council, a past member of the Lion's Club and the Knights of Columbus. He loved attending the Seymour Thunder athletic events with Charlie Jenkins.

Kenny left behind so many who will dearly miss him. He is survived by his wife, Joyce; their children, Barbara (James) Surman, Appleton; Becky (Tony) Kraft, Seymour; Terry Wilcox and friend, George Kaczrowski, Seymour; Pamela (Wayne) Fager, Green Bay; Mary (Chris) Young, Appleton; Andy (Via) Langteau, Eatonville, Wash.; Lisa (Tim) Leisgang, Seymour; Patty (Tim) Hardyman, Darlington, Wis.; Scott (Vi) Langteau, Hollywood, Calif.; Domonic (Elizabeth) Langteau, Chilton, Wis.; and Kelli (Ben) Trost, Seymour. He is further survived by 32 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren; sisters, brothers and sisters-in-law, Irene Schmidt, Medford; Gerald (Angeline) Langteau, South Milwaukee; Leonard (Janet) Langteau, Chippewa Falls; and Jennie Langteau, Colby.

He was preceded in death by his son, Christopher Langteau; two brothers, Arthur and Roy Langteau; and two sisters, Marie Baumgardner and Lorraine Konkol; his grandson, Bennett Trost; and a great-granddaughter, Brooke Ellen Pagel.

Friends may call at the Muehl-Boettcher Funeral Home, 358 S. Main St., Seymour, on Wednesday, Aug. 23, 2006, from 4 to 8 p.m., with a prayer service to follow. The Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Thursday, Aug. 24, 2006, at St. John's Catholic Church, 915 Ivory St., Seymour, with visitation from 9:30 a.m. until the funeral Mass at 11 a.m., with Father Robert Kabat officiating. Entombment will be in the Allouez Mausoleum.

To those who made a difference in Kenny's life's journey, we express our deep appreciation; Doctors Turzinski, De Groot, Tanke, Jaslowski, Vandewall and their staff, Fr. Bob, Deacon Orvell DeBruin, Heartland Hospice, especially Nathan Agen, Good Shepherd Nursing Home staff and good friends, Terry Marcks and Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Daelke.

Posted August 22, 2006

Stueck, Jack E.

Jack E. Stueck, 74, Briarton in the town of Lessor, Shawano County, Wis., passed away Saturday Aug. 19, 2006, at his home on State Hwy. 156. Jack was born on Aug. 18, 1932, in Embarrass, Wis. He was the son of the late Edward and Adela (Hoffman) Stueck. Jack grew up near Embarrass and later met his future wife, Carol Michalski, while driving milk truck and the couple was married in June of 1957 in Clintonville, Wis. Jack had also served his country in the United States Army during the Korean War. When Jack returned and the couple were united in marriage, they resided in Menasha, Wis., before moving to his current residence in 1961. Jack was employed as a boiler operator among other things at the Wisconsin Tissue Mill. Carol preceded him in death on Feb. 21, 2001. During his retirement years, Jack enjoyed hunting, fishing, driving his tractor and 4-wheeler on his land, fixing various things for people, and also took care of his home farm located on County Hwy. CC in the town of Matteson, Waupaca County, Wis.

Survivors are a daughter, Debbie Stueck, Navarino; a son, Douglas (Carrie) Stueck, New London; four grandchildren, Danielle (fiance, Kevin Trost) Duhm, Craig, Tim, and Amanda Stueck; one great-grandson, Dustin Stueck; two sisters, Joyce Passehl, Manawa; and Judy (Don) Peterson, Scandanavia; a brother, Joe (Jackie) Stueck, Milwaukee; a sister-in-law, Ione Stueck, Clintonville; two brothers-in-law, Roger (Carol) Michalski and Harry (Sharon) Michalski, Bonduel; many nieces and nephews; also his dog, "Peanut."

Jack was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Carol; a son, Duaine; and a brother, Jim.

Funeral services will be held Thursday, Aug. 24, 2006, at 11 a.m. at the Eberhardt-Stevenson Funeral Home, Clintonville, with the Rev. Vilas Mazemke officiating, and interment will follow at the Riverside Cemetery in Embarrass with military honors being provided by the Clintonville American Legion and VFW members. Friends may call at the funeral home from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday and after 10 a.m. Thursday until the time of the services.

Posted August 22, 2006

Van Lieshout, Leo Fredrick

Leo Fredrick Van Lieshout, 66, town of Scott, died unexpectedly Friday, Aug. 18, 2006, at a local hospital after a massive heart attack.

Visitation at MALCORE Funeral Home, University Avenue at Baird Street, Tuesday (TODAY) from 3 to 8 p.m. Parish wake service 8 p.m. this evening. Visitation to continue Wednesday morning at Holy Cross Church, 3009 Bay Settlement Road, from 9:30 a.m. until the time of the funeral. Funeral Mass 11 a.m. at the church with Rev. Ralph Merkatoris officiating. Entombment at Shrine of the Good Shepherd. Please visit malcorefuneralhome.com to send online condolences to the family.

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Posted August 22, 2006

Bechard, Michael D.

Michael D. Bechard, 36, Combined Locks, entered into eternal life on Sunday, Aug. 20, 2006, surrounded by his loved ones at home following a long and courageous battle with cancer. Mike was born Oct. 18, 1969, in Milwaukee, Wis., the son of Joan (Spaulding) and Donald Bechard. He married Lee Ann (Vosters) on Sept. 9, 1995, and celebrated a blessed renewing of their vows on August 19, 2006, at home with Father Patrick Beno officiating. He was a U.S. Marine stationed at Cherry Point, NC from 1988 to 1990. He was employed at Imerys, Kimberly, until his health deteriorated in July 2004, at which point he became a stay-at-home dad. Mike was an extraordinary man. We couldn't have asked for a better husband, father, brother, son and friend. His greatest joy was his family. He enjoyed fishing and spending time up north at his cabin with his family and dog, Reggie.

Mike is survived by his wife Lee Ann; his children, Joshua Bechard (Smith), Brittany Bechard, Amber and Kevin Killian; his parents, Joan and Keith Spaulding, Donald Bechard; his sisters and their families, Margie Lato (Cole and Kristin) and Lori Kluball (Dean, Andrew, Rachel, Hannah); and his brothers, Jason and Jon Spaulding. He is further survived by his mother-in-law Doris Vosters; sisters-in-law and their families, Nancy (Bob) Nemecek, Karen (Bernie) Menting, Carol McMillan, and Mary Simpson; brothers-in-law and their families, Ken (Linda) Vosters, Bob (Vicky) Vosters, and Gary (Amy) Vosters; maternal aunts and uncles; Patricia (Roger) Schmuhl, Janice (Gary) Sy, Donald (Janet) Jagoditsh, Doreen (Jim) Evans; paternal aunts and uncles, Dan (Ginny) Bechard, Jackie (Joe) Steuck, uncle and Godfather, Jerold (Cindy) Bechard; and many cousins and friends. He is also survived by a very special aunt, Trish Hess, special cousin, Donny Jagoditsh, and special friend, Tony Murschell.

He was preceded in death by his father-in-law, Bernard Vosters, maternal grandparents, Vira Ziemer and Richard Jagoditsh, maternal aunt, Margaret Jagoditsh, and paternal grandparents, Dorothy and Russell Bechard.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, August 24, 2006, at St. John Nepomucene Catholic Church, Little Chute with Rev. Patrick Beno officiating. Military honors will be performed by the American Legion Jacob Coppus Post #258 of Little Chute following the mass. Interment will be in St. John Cemetery, Little Chute. Friends may call at the Verkuilen Funeral Home Wednesday from 4 - 8 p.m. and again on Thursday at the funeral home from 10 a.m. until the time of the mass. There will be a 7:30 p.m. prayer service Wednesday evening at the funeral home. A memorial fund is being established.

The family wishes to thank Dr. Wascher, David Bond, NP, and their associates for not only the loving care Mike was given the past 11 years, but also for believing in him.

The Lord is my Shepherd; I shall not want. He maketh me to lie down in green pastures; He leadeth me beside the still waters. He restoreth my soul; He leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for His name's sake. Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil; for Thou art with me; Thy rod and Thy staff they comfort me; Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies; Thou anointest my head with oil, my cup runneth over. Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life; and I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever

VERKUILEN

FUNERAL HOME

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Little Chute 920-788-3321

 

Posted August 22, 2006

De Deker, Kenneth Henry

12/10/1929 — 8/18/2006

Our Fallen Hero

Kenneth passed away in his Appleton home on Friday, August 18, 2006, where he has spent the last 41 years of his life providing for his family. He was born December 10, 1929, the son of Henry and Hazel De Deker. Ken married Jeanne DeHertog following their meeting at an Armistice Day Parade in Antwerp Belgium in 1953. Ken was a veteran of World War II and The Korean War. Over the past six years he has documented and published the chronicles of his wife's heroism during the war in his book, "Jeannecke." A book that he wrote to leave some remembrance of their mother to all his boys.

Ken spent many days with his children and grandchildren in the woodlands and waters of northeastern Wisconsin. There were not many walleye runs or hunting seasons that Ken missed. Even in his last years he could be found on a cool fall morning in the cornfields hunting Canadian Geese with his boys. He will be remembered for the countless hours that he labored during the days to get home and spend time with his family. The traditions that he passed on will be a legacy for which he will always be known. Ken was a proud man who loved to share in the accomplishment of all in his life. His boisterous laugh will always be heard by those who loved him.

Ken is survived by his sons: Greg, Mark (Cathy), Chris, Dan (Christine) De Deker; grandchildren: Derrick, Brandon, John, Jim, Quinn and Tristin; great-grandson, Parker; brother, Dennis De Deker and sister, Connie Peters and many others he served with.

He was preceded in death by his parents and wife, Jeanne De Deker and many veteran heroes.

The memorial service for Ken with take place at 12:30 p.m. on Thursday, August 24, 2006, at WICHMANN FUNERAL HOME. Interment with full military honors by Johnston-Blessman Post 38 American Legion will follow the service at St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery. Friends may call at the Funeral Home on Thursday from 10:30 a.m. until the time of service. In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund is being established in his name.

We will always love you.

WICHMANN FUNERAL HOME

537 North Superior Street

Appleton 920-739-1231

www.wichmannfuneralhomes.com

Posted August 22, 2006

Wilber-Heidger, Carla Jane

Carla Jane Wilber-Heidger, of Wautoma, age 45, passed away on Saturday, August 19, 2006, at Appleton Medical Center, following a courageous battle with cancer. She was born in Clintonville on July 28, 1961, the daughter of Elroy and Beverly (Guyette) Thoma. She married Darrell Wilber, Sr. on February 26, 1987, and he preceded her in death on July 4, 2001. Carla was then married to Roy Heidger on October 29, 2005. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, daughter and sister, who will be dearly missed by all who knew her.

Carla is survived by her husband, Roy; children: Cassandra Wilber of Waupaca; Carlie, Jennifer and Kimberly Wilber and Marcus and Megan Heidger, all at home; granddaughter, Brandi Blum; her parents, Elroy and Beverly Thoma of Wild Rose; brothers and sister: Elroy "Alan" (Kim) Thoma of Iola; Jeffrey (Krystle) Thoma of Wild Rose; Todd (Chris) Thoma of Clintonville; Joe (Kim) Thoma of Manawa and Wendy (Matt) Leeman of Clintonville. She is further survived by many step-children and step-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, other relatives, friends and a special friend, Jenny Colligan of Wild Rose.

The Funeral Service will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, August 23, 2006, at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 364 Cambridge St., Wautoma, with Father Phillip Dinh-Van-Theip officiating. Visitation will be held from 4-8 p.m. Tuesday evening, August 22, at Maple Crest Funeral Home in Waupaca with a prayer service at 7:30 p.m. Visitation will resume at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday at the church until the time of the service. Burial will be in the Omro Cemetery.

Maple Crest Funeral Home

N2620 Hwy 22

Waupaca, WI 54981

715-942-0544

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Posted August 23, 2006

DeJardin, Cyril

Cyril DeJardin, 93, Green Bay, died Tuesday afternoon, August 22, 2006, at home.

Funeral arrangements will be announced by MALCORE Funeral Home. Please visit malcorefuneralhome.com for the most current arrangement information.

Posted August 23, 2006

Hogan, Kath

Kathy Hogan, 46, Green Bay, formerly of Manistique, Mich., died Monday, Aug. 21, 2006, at her home following a four-year battle with cancer. She was born May 31, 1960, in Ishpeming, Mich., to Edward and Jill (Corlett) Gagnon. Kathy graduated from Manistique High School and attended Northern Michigan University. On Nov. 20, 1993, Kathy was united in marriage to Terry Hogan in Longmont, Colo. In 1996, the couple moved to Green Bay.

Kathy is survived by her husband, Terry; her parents, Edward and Betty Gagnon, Marquette, Mich..; Jill Gagnon, Manistique, Mich.; her grandmother, Laura Gagnon, Negaunee, Mich.; her mother-in-law, Dolores Hewitt, Schwenksville, Pa.; three sisters, Julie Johnson, Munising, Mich.; Chris (Dave) Rantanen, Michelle Syers, all of Manistique, Mich.; several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives and friends.

Kathy was preceded in death by her grandparents, David and Eleanore Corlett and Edward Gagnon.

Friends may call at Messier-Broullire Funeral Home, 211 Arbutus Ave., Manistique, Mich., from 4 to 6 p.m. Friday. A memorial service will be held at 6 p.m. Friday at the funeral home with Carole Cooper, funeral celebrant officiating.

Kathy's family extends a sincere thank you to all of the nurses and staff of Green Bay Oncology for all of the care given to Kathy.

Blaney Funeral Home is assisting the family with local arrangements. To send online condolences, please go to www.blaneyfuneralhome.com.

Posted August 23, 2006

Sacotte, Phyllis J.

Phyllis J. Sacotte, 81, Fremont, Ind., formerly of Green Bay, died Monday, Aug. 21, 2006. She was born Nov. 3, 1924, in Chicago, to the late Glenn and Olga (Betcher) Bergerson. She was married to Joseph F. Sacotte; he preceded her in death April 27, 1971. Phyllis was a switchboard operator at St. Vincent's Hospital for many years.

Survivors include one daughter and son-in-law, Julie and Marty Zachrich, Fremont, Ind.; one son and daughter-in-law, Joe and Midori Sacotte, Seattle, Wash.; and four grandchildren, Jenny Zachrich, Ben Zachrich, Joey Sacotte and Peter Sacotte.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by one sister, Jackie Noel.

Friends may call after 9:30 a.m. Friday, Aug. 25, at Lyndahl Funeral Home where the funeral service will take place at 11 a.m. with Rev. Gail Sowell officiating. Burial will be in Allouez Catholic Cemetery. Online condolences may be expressed at www.lyndahl.com.

Posted August 23, 2006

Smith, Judith

Judith Smith, 63, Kaukauna, died unexpectedly on Monday Aug. 21, 2006. The daughter of Malphais and Verila (Silas) Smith was born Sept. 12, 1942, in Green Bay. She loved traveling and was the First Lady of the D.C. Eagles Motorcycle Club. She worked for the Oneida Nation at Anna John Nursing Home as a CNA. Judy was a loving Mom and wonderful grandmother and great-grandmother.

She was preceded in death by husband, "D.C. Danny" LeDesma. Survivors include two daughters, Denise LeDesma Freeman (Timbo) and Donna LeDesma Abbs (Brion); grandchildren, William McKinney, Jr. (Monica), Amanda Freeman-Melchert (Calvin), Delilah McKinney (Mike), Timmy Jay Freeman (Beth), Danny McKinney; great-grandchildren, Justin Serrences, Sable McKinney, Niecie Melchert, Brolly TJ Freeman, Siomara Padilla, Hezekiah Wyatt, Gabrielle McKinney. Also survived by her brothers and sisters, Elizabeth and John Dennison, Sharlene Kasee, Rose and Harvey Thompson, Valrie and Jerry LaPlant, Selma Smith, Verda and Kim House, Cecil and Manetta Smith, Malphais, Jr., and Ginny Smith, Michael and Christine Smith, David Smith, and Earl Smith.

In addition to her husband, she was also preceded in death by her children, Doreen Ann LeDesma and Ronald Adams Jr.; her sister, Joanlee Smith; three brothers, Melvin Smith, Jerry Silas, and Terry Smith; her parents; as well as her grandparents, Malphais and Verila Smith, Dewey and Gertrude Silas and Joan Smith.

Friends may call at RYAN FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORY, 305 N. 10th St., De Pere, from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 25, 2006. Oneida Indian Singing will begin at 6:30 p.m. with a prayer service to be held at 7 p.m. with the Rev. Walter Reed, officiating. Visitation will continue after 9 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home until time of service. Funeral services will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Saturday at Ryan's with Father Dewey Silas and Rev. Walter Reed, officiating. Please visit www.ryanfh.com to send online condolences to the Smith family.

The family extends a special thank you to Fresenius Dialysis Service of Kaukauna for their care and support.

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Posted August 23, 2006

Hare, Richard A.

Richard A. Hare, Menasha, age 69, passed away unexpectedly at his home on Monday, August 21, 2006. He was born in Wilmington, DE, on July 28, 1937, the son of the late William and Ellen (Andrews) Hare. On October 25, 1973, he married Mary Theabo in Las Vegas, NV. Richard loved cars and competitively raced with many Corvettes and a 1969 Camaro. He worked for "Old Cars Weekly," a publication from Iola, WI. Richard loved the Packers. He will be remembered for being a very loving husband and father to his family.

He is survived by his wife of 33 years, Mary; his children: Andy (Kim) Hare, Scott (Rita) Hare, Michele (Edward) Havlovic, Eileen Hare, Chris (Joan) Hare and Patrick (Jennifer) Hare; 12 grandchildren; brothers: Bill (Marie) Hare and Jerry Hare; sister, Joan (William) Rowe; and his in-laws: Earl and Elaine Theabo.

He is preceded in death by seven brothers and sisters.

The funeral service will be at 12 p.m. on Thursday, August 24, 2006, at the Wichmann Funeral Home, TRI-COUNTY CHAPEL, 3212 S. Oneida St., Menasha, with Fr. Larry Abler officiating. Friends will be received at the funeral home on Thursday from 10 a.m. until the time of the service.

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Posted August 24, 2006

Beno, Lorraine

Lorraine Beno, 93, Green Bay, died Wednesday morning, Aug. 23, 2006. Funeral arrangements are pending and will be announced in the complete obituary appearing in Friday's edition of the Press-Gazette.

Lyndahl Funeral Home

And Cremation Services

Lombardi Ave. at Ridge Rd.

(920) 499-1223

Posted August 24, 2006

Bosse, Hildegarde M.

Hildegarde M. Bosse, 87, Green Bay, died peacefully at a local hospital on Aug. 22, 2006, with family by her side. Born on Nov. 25, 1918, in Medford, Wis., she is the daughter of the late Otto and Ottilia (Frischman) Zuleger. On May 30, 1942, she married Carl Bosse, and he preceded her in death on Feb. 27, 1998. Hildegarde was employed at Bellin Hospital for 25 years as a licensed practical nurse. (LPN). She enjoyed gardening, playing cards with her husband, traveling and spending time with her grandchildren. Hildegarde was exceptional at crocheting everything from mittens to beautiful afghans for her family and friends. She was a deeply religious person who said her devotions daily, and was also a member of St. Mark Lutheran Church for many years.

Hildegarde is survived by six children, Denis (special friend, Claudia) Bosse, Crivitz; Barb (Richard) Dix, Green Bay; William (Kathy) Bosse, Dyckesville; Roland (Terri) Bosse, Green Bay; Raymond (Mary) Bosse, Suamico; Sharon Bosse, Green Bay; 19 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; one brother, Alvin Zuleger, Alamo, Texas; one sister, Anne Ledesma, Medford; two sisters-in-law, Francis and Esther Zuleger, both of Medford; one daughter-in-law, Carol Bosse, De Pere; many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Carl; one son, Carl; parents; two great-grandchildren, Nathan Bosse and Jacob Sigl; five brothers, Otto Jr., Frank, John, Alfred, and Hilbert Zuleger; and one sister, Freida Kline.

Visitation at WEST MASON MALCORE Funeral Home, 1530 W. Mason St., Thursday from 4 to 8 p.m. Visitation will continue Friday at the Shrine of the Good Shepherd Mausoleum chapel, 2770 Bay Settlement Road, from 9 a.m. until the time of the funeral. Funeral 10 a.m. at the Shrine of the Good Shepherd chapel by Pastor Paul Kelm. Entombment at the Shrine of the Good Shepherd Mausoleum.

Please visit malcorefuneralhome.com to send online condolences or to share memories with the Bosse family.

The family would like to extend a special thanks to Bornemanns Nursing Home, her friends at Woodside Haven, Dr. Bachhuber, and the entire staff at Aurora BayCare Hospital.

Posted August 24, 2006

DeJardin, Cyril (Cy)

Cyril (Cy) DeJardin, 93, Green Bay, died at home Tuesday afternoon, Aug. 22, 2006. Born on the homestead on May 27, 1913, in the Town of Red River, he is the son of the late Clem and Alice (Boucher) DeJardin. Cy served in the U.S. Army during World War II for 39 months with tours of duty in Australia, New Guinea and the Phillipines. He married the former Libbie Ducat on Oct. 21, 1947, at Blessed Sacrament Church. Cy worked the farm on the homestead as a young man. After World War II he was employed for Wisconsin Concrete Products from 1946 to 1975. Cy was a member of Ss. Peter and Paul Church, the V.F.W. Winiecki Post 9677, and the Peninsula Belgian American Club. He was an avid golfer, loved fishing and hunting, and times spent with his family.

He is survived by his beloved wife of 59 years, Libbie; one brother, Peter DeJardin, Dyckesville (on the homestead); four sisters and brothers-in-law, Lillian DuBois, Duval; Dorothy Dhuey, Lincoln; Mercedes (Russell) Dhuey, Casco; Rita (Jim) Weidner, Lincoln; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Esther (Pete) Bosetski, Greenleaf; Ted Ducat, New Franken; many nieces and nephews. Cy will be sadly missed by his nieces, nephews, grandnieces, grandnephews who remember him as their Cracker Jack Uncle.

He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Lawrence and Martin (Stella) DeJardin; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Clifford DuBois, Goldie Dhuey, Emma DeJardin, Pete Ducat, Walter (Odile) Ducat, Victoria (Norman) Wicker, and Millie Ducat.

Friends may call at MALCORE Funeral Home, University Ave. at Baird St., from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday (today). Parish wake service 7:30 p.m. this evening at the funeral home. Friday visitation will continue at the funeral home prior to the funeral in church. Funeral Friday 10 a.m. at Ss. Peter & Paul Church with Rev. Quinn Mann officiating. Burial in Woodlawn Cemetery.

The family would like to thank the following for the quality care and consideration for Cy received throughout the duration of his illness, including Tim, Julie, Heather of Unity Hospice, Heidi, Cheryl, Mary and Cheri his caregivers, Home Instead Senior Care, Parkview Manor Nursing, Sister Loretta, and Monsignor Roy Klister.

Posted August 24, 2006

Henquinette, Leland E.

Major Leland E. Henquinette, 88, passed away on August 17, 2006.

Funeral Services were held on Sunday, August 20, 2006. Full Military Honors will be held at Nicolet Memorial Gardens, 2770 Bay Settlement Road, on Saturday, August 26, 2006, at 1:00 pm. All are welcome to attend.

Posted August 24, 2006

Keehan, Isabel "Izzy" I.

Isabel "Izzy" I. Keehan, 79, Allouez resident, passed away early Wednesday morning, Aug. 23, 2006, at the home of her daughter, Karen, surrounded by her family following a long illness with cancer. She was born Aug. 7, 1927, in Green Bay, to the late William and Ida (Charlier) Cleeremans. Izzy married Paul Keehan on Sept. 5, 1953, at St. Patrick Catholic Church. He preceded her in death Oct. 17, 2004. Izzy volunteered her time and talents at St. Vincent Hospital in 1978 and continued until her illness would no longer allow. In 1985, Izzy was diagnosed with breast cancer. At that point her volunteering expanded to support for other cancer patients and survivors through the "Reach to Recovery" program. Izzy was an inspiration to all. She always looked at the positive and faced life's challenges with a smile. She was also a longtime member of St. Mary of the Angels Parish active with parish activities as well as school activities while their seven children attended grade school.

She is survived by two sons, Brian (Reneé) Keehan, Green Bay; and Kevin (Dagmar) Keehan, Monterey, Calif.; five daughters, Paula (Stephen Sr.) Barto, Palm Springs, Fla.; Karen (Kevin) Clusman, De Pere; Laurie Josephson, De Pere; Eileen Keehan, Burnsville, Minn.; and Julie (Jim) Wall, Bellevue; 12 grandchildren, Matt, Thom, Jacob and Alexandra Keehan, Christina Barto, Shea and Bree Clusman, Andy and Amanda Josephson, Orion Keehan, McKenna and Camden Wall; one step-grandchild, Stephen Barto Jr.; two step-great-grandchildren, Stephen Barto III and Kirk Barto; one brother, Richard Cleeremans, Scottsdale, Ariz.; one sister, Jeanette Boucher, Green Bay; two brothers-in-law, Ed (Irene) Keehan, Green Bay; and Tom (Jeanette) Keehan, California; nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by an infant daughter, Maureen; one sister, Elizabeth Bartell; one step-granddaughter, Jessica Barto; three brothers-in-law, Louis Boucher, Robert Bartell and Jerome (Bernet) Keehan; two sisters-in-law, Mary (Raymond) Berken and Sarah Keehan.

Friends may call at the Proko-Wall Funeral Home, 1630 E. Mason St., from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 25, 2006, and after 9:30 a.m. Saturday at St. Mary of the Angels until time of Mass. Parish wake service 7 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Mass of Christian Burial 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the church with Fr. Tom Wojciechowski O.F.M. officiating. Burial in Mt. Olivet Cemetery, De Pere. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.prokowall.com.

Posted August 24, 2006

Pieschek, Excelda F.

Excelda F. Pieschek, 69, De Pere resident, died at her home on Aug. 22, 2006. She was born on May 28, 1937, in Appleton, Wis., to the late Joseph and Marie (Johnson) Miller. She attended Wrightstown High School. On April 16, 1966, she married Donald Pieschek. Don and Excelda ran the Labor Temple and also owned and operated the Central Bar in Green Bay. She ran Exie's Used Furniture in the Town of Eaton. Don and Excelda were Foster Parents for 13 children before adopting their daughter, Joy. Excelda was a member of the Brown County NFO and St. Patrick Catholic Church. She enjoyed playing Bingo and going on bus trips.

She is survived by daughter, Joy (Kevin) Bradley, Oshkosh, Wis.; two grandchildren, Parker and Jaclyn Bradley; brother, Joseph (Mary Jane) Miller, De Pere; two sisters, Virginia (Al) Kamke, Kaukauna; and Shirley Baeten; two aunts, Eunice Wozney and Clara Sundstrom. She is further survived by members of Don's family, sisters-in-law, Basillia Wypishinski, Angeline Danelski, Lorraine Pieschek, Catherine Pieschek and Marcella Pieschek; numerous nieces and nephews.

Besides her parents and her husband, Donald, she was preceded in death by brothers-in-law, Ed Baeten, Adam Pieschek, Peter Ostrenga, Norbert Wypishinski, Louis Danelski, Frank Cherney, Clarence Van den Plas, Frank Pieschek, Mitchell Pieschek and Chester Pieschek; sisters-in-law Evelyn Pieschek, Verna Cherney, Pauline Van den Plas and Maggie Ostrenga.

Friends may call at the Proko-Wall Funeral Home, 1630 E. Mason St., from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 24, 2006, (TODAY) and after 10 a.m. Friday at St. Patrick Catholic Church, 211 N. Maple St., until the time of Mass. Parish Wake service 7 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Mass of Christian Burial 11 a.m. Friday at the church with Msgr. Brian Coleman officiating. Interment in St. Cyril & Methodius Cemetery, Town of Eaton. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.prokowall.com.

The family wishes to express a sincere thank you to personal friends Helen and Jerry Soquet and Delores Cottrell for their special care and visits. Also to the nurses at Davita Dialysis Center and the Red Cross Drivers.

Posted August 24, 2006

Sacotte, Phyllis J.

Phyllis J. Sacotte, 81, Fremont, Indiana, formerly of Green Bay, died Monday, Aug. 21, 2006.

Friends may call after 9:30 a.m. Friday, Aug. 25, at Lyndahl Funeral Home where the funeral service will take place at 11 a.m. with Rev. Gail Sowell officiating. Burial will be in Allouez Catholic Cemetery. Online condolences may be expressed at www.lyndahl.com

Posted August 24, 2006

Ullmer, Harvey Wm.

Harvey Wm. Ullmer, 84, died Tuesday afternoon, Aug. 22, 2006, after a brief illness. Son of the late Louis and Anna (Boehm), Ullmer was born Jan. 8, 1922, in Isaar. He married Angeline Preslaski on Feb. 14, 1942, at Assumption B.V.M. Catholic Church, Pulaski. Following his service in the Army during World War II, he continued in his profession as a cheese maker for over 40 years. He looked forward to hunting and fishing with the family. Harvey always enjoyed the company of his family. Harvey has been a faithful longtime parishioner of St. Michael's Church in DePere, where he was also a member of St. Michael's Holy Name Society. Harvey was a member of The American Legion Post #337 and P.L.A.V. #178, Pulaski.

Survivors include his beloved wife of 64 years, Angeline; his sons, Dean (Patricia), Francis (Kristine), Leland (Karen), Gary (Mary Claire), Br. James, O.S.B., daughter, Ann Marie (Eugene) Killoren, daughter-in-law, Yvonne Ullmer. In addition there are 49 grandchildren and 74 great-grandchildren. Harvey is also survived by his sister, Edna Hartford; in-laws, including Anton (Lucille) Preslaski, Meta Preslaski, Sophie Blasczyk, and Eleanor (T.D.) Kelly.

Harvey was preceded in death by a son, Gregory Ullmer, grandchildren, Katherine Ullmer and Emmett Killoren and great-grandchild, Louis Ullmer. He was also preceded in death by five brothers and five sisters.

Friends may call at St. Michael's Church, Lost Dauphin Rd. in De Pere, on Friday, Aug. 25, 2006, from 9 a.m. until time of the Rosary at 10:30 a.m. Requiem Mass at 11 a.m. with Fr. Hector Bolduc officiating. Military Honors to follow at the church conducted by the Pulaski Veteran Organizations. Burial in the St. Sebastian Cemetery, Isaar. Marnocha Funeral Home, Pulaski, is assisting the family.

Posted August 24, 2006

Willems, Richard H.

Richard H. Willems, 65, De Pere, passed away peacefully Tuesday afternoon, Aug. 22, 2006, at a local hospital. He was surrounded by his loving family, who supported him through his seven-year battle with cancer. Rich was born Aug. 8, 1941, to the late Joseph and Marian (Ambrosius) Willems. He graduated in 1960, with the first graduating class from West De Pere High School. Rich served in the U.S. Army from 1964 to 1966, including a tour of duty in Vietnam. On Jan. 9, 1965, he married the former Mary Pat Rademacher at St. Nicholas Catholic Church, Freedom. Rich was a member of VFW Post 2113.

In his earlier years, Rich enjoyed hunting and fishing. He loved his garden, flowers and squirrels. Rich was devoted to his wife and was proud of his children. He loved his granddaughters very much and the time spent with them baking cookies and cupcakes, playing in the pool, watching The Price is Right and High Fives always brought a smile to his face. A recent afternoon of fishing at Mary's Pond will be something the girls will always remember.

Survivors include his wife, Mary Pat, and their children, Bob (Dawn) Willems, Barb (Ed Wojkiewicz) Willems, and Patti Willems; three granddaughters, Taylor and Kelsey Willems and Saige Wojkiewicz along with Chloe Kleuskens, whom he considered "another" granddaughter. He is further survived by brothers, Joey (Joanne) Willems, Les "Sonny" (Diane) Willems, Jim (Betty) Willems; two sisters, Helen (Jim) Calhoun, Mary (Rick) Nickel; as well as his step-mother-in-law, Agnes Rademacher and her family.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Joseph and Marian Willems, a brother, David, and in-laws, Cliff and Rita Rademacher.

Friends may call at RYAN FUNERAL HOME, 305 N. Tenth St., De Pere from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday (TODAY) Aug. 24, 2006. Visitation will continue after 9 a.m. Friday at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Parish Family, Lourdes Avenue at Suburban Drive, until time of service. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:30 a.m. Friday at the Church with Father Tim Shillcox, O. Praem., and Deacon Mike VanderBloomen, officiating. VFW Service will follow the Mass. Burial to follow in Mt. Calvary Cemetery. Please visit www.ryanfh.com to send online condolences to the Willems family.

The family extends a special thank you to Dr. Koch and staff at Green Bay Oncology, Unity Hospice, Bellin Fourth Floor Medical Staff, Father Tim, Robin, and Deacon Mike from Our Lady of Lourdes parish family for their support, love and care over these past years.

8/24/2006 Herald Times Reporter

Posted August 24, 2006

Janet L. Binversie

Janet L. Binversie, age 68, of 10525 County Highway A, Kiel, died Monday evening, Aug. 21, 2006, at Manitowoc Health Care Center.

She was the former Janet Miller, born June 20, 1938, in Manitowoc Rapids, daughter of the late Wilfred and Rosella Klingeisen Miller. Janet attended St. Joseph's School, Silver Lake, and Holy Family Conservatory, Silver Lake. On Aug. 30, 1958, she married Robert Binversie at St. Joseph's Catholic Church, Silver Lake. Janet was a wonderful mother, grandmother and housewife and along with her husband was very instrumental in many family businesses including Robinway Dairy Farm. She was a member of Holy Trinity Catholic Church, School Hill, 4-H leader for over 30 years for the Meeme Busy Badgers, CCD teacher at Holy Trinity, and a member of the county 4-H board. Janet enjoyed traveling, bowling and was an outstanding dancer.

Survivors include her husband: Robert; three sons: Mark Binversie, Cato; Randall and Stephanie Binversie, Manitowoc; Jay and Pam Binversie, Kiel; two daughters: Sherry and Gerald Clarke, Menasha; Peggy and Gregory Pankratz, St. Nazianz; and 14 grandchildren: Michael Gajdostik, Eric Gajdostik, Bradley, Philip, Brock and Andrew Binversie, Allyson, Nathanial and Jennifer Binversie, Kara and Brogan Pankratz, and Taylor, Gretta and Josie Binversie. She is further survived by two sisters: Dorothy (Gerald) Sempier, Florida; Elaine (Karl) Kiehnau, Belgium; one brother: Wilfred (Patti) Miller Jr., Florida; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law: Herman Binversie, Kiel; Delores and Lester Klingeisen, Cato; Irene and Jim Ziegelbauer, Manitowoc; Virginia and Dean Brennan, Manitowoc; Stanley and Kay Binversie, Kiel; Janet and Gordon Seichter, New Holstein; Faye Binversie, Kiel; other relatives and many friends. She was preceded in death by two brothers. Sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law: Leona and George Ziegelbauer, Eugene Binversie and Florence Binversie also preceded her in death.

The concelebrated Mass for Janet will be held at 1 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 26, 2006, at Holy Trinity Catholic Church, School Hill, with the Rev. Gregory Coulthard and the Rev. Richard Klingeisen officiating. Burial will take place in the parish cemetery.

Friends may call at the church on Saturday from 10 a.m. until the time of service.

Posted August 24, 2006

Tousignant, Bernice E.

Bernice E. Tousignant, Menasha, age 93, passed away on Tuesday, August 22, 2006, at Oak Ridge Gardens Nursing Center in Menasha. Bernice was born July 25, 1913, in Wallace, Michigan, the daughter of the late Emil and Laura ( Herson) Haulotte. She married Albert Tousignant on October 27, 1940. He preceded her in death in 1992. She had been employed at Gilbert Paper Company for 15 years, retiring in 1976. Bernice was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church. She loved being home crocheting and knitting.

Bernice is survived by her daughter, Shirley Hackstock, Menasha; her granddaughter, Stacey (Michael) Spoehr, Appleton; her brother, Henry (Isabelle) Haulotte, Menominee, Michigan; special cousins, Howard and Iris DeLorme, of Menominee, Michigan and other cousins and friends throughout the country.

She was preceded in death also by her step-mother, Ida Haulotte, her first husband, Krist Schwittay, two sons-in-law, Edward Trader and Frank Hackstock.

The family would like to express their appreciation to the staff of Oak Ridge Gardens for their care for Bernice during the last year.

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Posted August 25, 2006

Beno, Lorraine M.

Lorraine M. Beno, 93, Green Bay, died Wednesday, Aug. 23, 2006, at home. She was born July 3, 1913, in Green Bay to the late George and Ida Doyen. On Oct. 15, 1930, she married Norris Beno; he preceded her in death Aug. 12, 1993. Lorraine enjoyed spending time with her family, especially when she could cook or bake for them. She loved to play cards, bingo, and working with her flowers in the garden. Earlier in her life she enjoyed square dancing, traveling and bowling. Lorraine was a member of the Catholic Order of Foresters and also the St. Jude Ladies Club.

Survivors include one daughter, Elizabeth Biersteker; one son, Ronald Beno; six grandchildren, Diane Biersteker and husband Tom Erler, Little Suamico; Sue (Gerald) Mattice, Wautoma; Mike (Carol) Beno, Presque Isle; Lisa (Dan) Hanson, De Pere; Rick Beno, Green Bay; and Kathy Beno, Green Bay; 11 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.

In addition to her parents and loving husband, Norris Beno, she was preceded in death by one grandson, David Biersteker.

Friends may call after 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 26, at St. Jude Catholic Church, 1423 Kellogg Street, where the Mass of Christian Burial will take place at 10:30 a.m. with Rev. Don Everts officiating. Burial will be in Allouez Catholic Cemetery. Online condolences may be expressed at www.lyndahl .com.

The family would like to thank the entire staff at Harmony House Assisted Living for their special care and concern for the past one year.

Posted August 25, 2006

Huot, Samuel (Sam)

Samuel (Sam) Huot, 91, resident of Green Bay for 52 years, died peacefully Thursday, Aug. 24, 2006, at an assisted living facility. Born in Ishpeming, Mich., on Jan. 28, 1915, he is the son of the late William and Clara (Le Freniere) Huot. Sam served our country in the U.S. Army during World War II. He moved to Green Bay in 1949 and worked for Van Drisse Motors. On Aug. 16, 1952, he married the former Alice Odill in Ispheming, Mich. Sam was later employed by Bogda Chevrolet and completed his career with Jepson Chevrolet where he was a truck specialist retiring in 1980. He was a member of the Preble Citizens Club, the Preble Optimist Club, life member of the B.P.O.E. Elks Lodge 259 and charter member of St. Bernard Church.

He is survived by his beloved wife of 54 years, Alice; three children, Jeanine (Joe) Schroeder, Rochester, N.Y.; Mary Kay (Chad) Schittone, Round Rock, Texas; Dan (Lisa) Huot, Green Bay; grandchildren, Mac and J.D. Schroeder, Nick, Joe, and Michael Schittone, Amanda, Megan and Krystin Huot; one sister, Stella Fassbender, Marquette, Mich.; one brother-in-law, Frank (Betty) Odill, West Allis.

Also preceded in death by two brothers, William and Clarence (Olive) Huot; three sisters, Aurelia (Art) Molloy, Marie (George) Cardoni, and Leah (Ted) Greenleaf; one brother-in-law, Bob Fassbender.

Friends may call at MALCORE Funeral Home, University Avenue at Baird Street, from 5 to 8 p.m. Sunday. Parish wake service 7 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Monday visitation will continue at St. Bernard Church, 440 St. Bernard Drive, from 10 a.m. until the time of the funeral. Funeral Mass 11 a.m. Monday at St. Bernard Church with Rev. David Pleier officiating. Burial in Allouez Chapel Mausoleum.

Sam's family would like to thank Unity Hospice with special thanks to Carolyn, Cara, Geena and Tom. In addition thank you to the wonderful staff at Century Ridge who cared for Sam with love and patience. Your kindness will never be forgotten.

8/26/2006 GBPG

Posted August 26, 2006

Anstett, Anita Jean (Zeutzius)

Anita Jean (Zeutzius) Anstett, 56, Green Bay, passed away on Friday, August 25, 2006, at a local nursing home.

Gathering of family and friends will be held on Monday, August 28, 2006, from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. at Saint Patrick's Catholic Church, 211 N. Maple Street. Mass of Resurrection will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. with Msgr. Brian P. Coleman officiating.

A complete obituary will appear in the Sunday, August 27, 2006, edition.

Posted August 26, 2006

Cayemberg, Angeline

Angeline A. (Paluch) Cayemberg, 85, Pulaski, died unexpectedly early Monday morning, Aug. 21, 2006. The daughter of the late Felix and Sarah (Domkowski) Paluch was born June 24, 1921, in Pulaski, where she graduated from Pulaski High School and was a lifelong resident. On Sept. 24, 1940, she married Walter Cayemberg Sr. at Assumption B.V.M. Church in Pulaski. The couple farmed in the Town of Pittsfield. Angie worked for the Northern Shoe Company and Gold Bond Ice Cream. She also worked for the Script program in the Pulaski School District. She volunteered with the Red Cross Blood Drive for many years. She was a member of the Altar-Rosary Society of SS. Edward & Isidore Parish, Flintville and the Daughters of Isabella. Angie loved family gatherings, gardening and a good game of cards.

Survivors include four sons and three daughters-in-law, Walter Jr. and Shirley, Marinette; Merlin and Linda, Racine; Galen, Pulaski; Denis and Alice, Porterfield; one daughter and son-in- law, Sharon and Bill Raymakers, Green Bay; 11 grandchildren, Tami, Tim, Eric, Jenny, Amy, Jim, Jeremiah, Jaclyn, Brad, Mike and Nick; five great-grandchildren, Brandon, Blake, Cory, Cassie and Ayden; one brother, Ervin Paluch, Green Bay; one sister, Eleanor Wennesheimer, Green Bay; four sisters-in-law, Stella Paluch, Green Bay; Emily Paluch, Green Bay; Jean Paluch, Valrico, Fla.; Alice Cayemberg, Green Bay; many nieces and nephews and a special friend, Elaine Rickaby.

In addition to her parents and her husband, she was preceded in death by one sister and three brothers.

Friends may call at Marnocha Funeral Home, Pulaski from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday. Visitation continues at SS. Edward & Isidore Church, Flintville, after 9:30 a.m. Wednesday. Funeral 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the church with entombment in Shrine of the Good Shepherd Mausoleum, Green Bay.

A memorial fund has been established.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to the staff at Green Bay Heart Care and Harmony Assisted Living for their loving care and compassion.

Posted August 26, 2006

Dalebroux, Dan T.

Dan T. Dalebroux, 51, Green Bay resident, died Aug. 24, 2006, at his home. Dan was born June 15, 1955, in Green Bay, Wis., to Michael and Helen (Schultz) Dalebroux. He was a 1974 graduate of East High School. He was employed for many years as a machinist at Allis-Chalmers. Dan loved woodworking/finishing, cooking and bowling. He enjoyed almost any outdoor activity, especially biking, hunting, fishing and downhill skiing. He was a member of the Ski Club of Appleton. Dan loved to play pranks and make people laugh. He also loved his family very much and admired his brother, John, greatly. He also loved dogs.

He is survived by his parents, Michael and Helen Dalebroux; brother, John (Joann) Dalebroux, Green Bay; sisters, Sandra (Billy) Bennifield, Jacksonville, Fla.; Patricia Cornell, Green Bay; Kathleen (Robert) Matzke, Hortonville, Wis.; Diane (Paul) Knaus, Green Bay; Luann (Patrick) Rocheleau, Hobart; Karen (Keith) Neilson, Green Bay; and Denise Dalebroux; many nieces, nephews and friends; and his "best buddy," his dog, Cocoa.

He was preceded in death by one brother, James Dalebroux; and one sister, Mary Dalebroux.

Friends may call at Proko-Wall Funeral Home, 1630 E. Mason St., on Monday from 9:30 to 11 a.m. Funeral service will follow at 11 a.m. at the funeral home with the Rev. Paul Johnsen officiating. Entombment in Fort Howard Memorial Park. Online condolences may be sent to Dan's family at www.prokowall.com.

Posted August 26, 2006

Dantinne, Lillian A.

Lillian A. Dantinne, 88, Oconto Falls and formerly of the Town of Lena, died Thursday, Aug. 24, 2006, at Sharpe Care, Ltd. in Oconto Falls. Lillian Antoinette Rymer was born on Dec. 13, 1917, in the Town of Beaver, to the late Colin and Jessie (Maloney) Rymer. Lillian was married to Richard Dantinne on Sept. 21, 1940, and lived most of her married life on a farm in the Town of Lena. Richard preceded her in death on June 23, 1997. Lillian taught school in Marinette and Oconto Counties. She was a member of Ss. Francis & Wenceslaus Church, Coleman.

Surviving are five children, sons, Basil Dantinne, California; Dick (Cheryl) Dantinne, Lena; and Mark (Sherry) Dantinne, Lena; daughters, Myra (Rich) Gruber, Tennessee; and Sallie (Rod) Barta, Oconto; one daughter-in-law, Linda Borko, Stiles; one brother, Boyd Rymer, the Town of Beaver; 15 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren; other relatives and friends.

Besides her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a son, Phillip; two sisters, Irene Durocher and Pearl Caine; and three brothers, John, Warren, and Lester Rymer.

Friends may call at Rhodes-Charapata Funeral Home, Coleman from 5 to 8 p.m. on Sunday, with a parish wake service at 7 p.m. Visitation continues at Ss. Francis & Wenceslaus Church, Coleman from 9 a.m. until Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. on Monday, Aug. 28, 2006. Rev. Lawrence T. Marto will officiate with interment in St. John Catholic Cemetery, Coleman.

Posted August 26, 2006

Huot, Samuel O. (Sam)

Samuel O. (Sam) Huot, 91, resident of Green Bay for 52 years, died peacefully Thursday, Aug. 24, 2006, at an assisted living facility.

Friends may call at MALCORE Funeral Home, University Ave. at Baird St., from 5 to 8 p.m. Sunday. Parish wake service 7 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Monday visitation will continue at St. Bernard Church, 440 St. Bernard Dr. from 10 a.m. until the time of the funeral. Funeral Mass 11 a.m. Monday at St. Bernard Church with Rev. David Pleier officiating. Burial in Allouez Chapel Mausoleum.

Posted August 26, 2006

Jeanquart, Anna Mae

Anna Mae Jeanquart, 83, Casco, passed away Friday, Aug. 25, 2006.

Visitation Monday from 4 to 8 p.m. at Wiesner and Massart Funeral Home, Casco and again Tuesday morning at the funeral home until 10:30 a.m. Funeral Tuesday 11 a.m. at St. Hubert Catholic Church, Rosiere. Complete obituary to be in Sunday's paper.

Posted August 26, 2006

Thyes, Beverly

Beverly Thyes, 71, Green Bay, died Friday, Aug. 25, 2006, at home after a courageous battle with cancer. Born in Green Bay, September 13, 1934, she is the daughter of the late Lambert and Adele (Herlache) Labedelle. She married Earl Thyes July 31, 1955, at Saints Peter and Paul Church. Beverly worked at Packerland Packing for many years until her retirement in 1998. She enjoyed camping with her family, her water exercise class at the CP Center Pool, and her family and many friends.

She is survived by, her five daughters and their spouses, Linda (Michael) Dufek and their children, Jason and Matthew of Ashwaubenon; Cindy (Leonard) Drewieske and their children, Amanda and Katie and Amanda's son, Ethan; Diane (Keith) Mielke, Sr. and their children Sheila, and Sheila's children, Megan and Brandon; James (Connie), and their children, Tyler and Karen, Keith, Jr. and Keith's daughter, Jadyn, and son, Zachary; Lori (Keith) Besaw and their children, Eric (April) and their daughter, Kaliea; Ryan (Heather) and their daughter, Lilliana; Sara Beth (special friend, Shane); and Jacqueline (special friend, Brian); Jacqueline (Roger) Andrews and her son, Jeremy (special friend, Melanie) and Jeremy's daughters, Genesis Paige, Kiara; April (Jeremy) and their children, Patrick and Alanna, Kari (special friend, Josh) and their son, Beau and Shannon, all of Green Bay; adopted daughter, Florence, and her daughter, Crystal, and Crystal's son, Roberto; three sisters, Bette Holmes, Virginia Besaw, Diane Collier, of Green Bay; nieces and nephews; special grade school friend, Doris Haen, of Green Bay; family and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; son, Earl (Jimmy) Thyes; her lifelong companion and father of her children, Earl; sister and brother-in-law, Buela (Don) Fisher; brothers-in-law, Everette Holmes, Raymond Besaw, and James Collier; brother and sister-in-law, Marlyn (Cleo) Labedelle; her dog, Mokie.

Visitation at MALCORE Funeral Home, University Ave. Sunday from 4-8 p.m. and prior to the funeral on Monday. Parish wake service 7:30 p.m. Sunday. Funeral Mass Monday 11 a.m. at Saints Peter and Paul Church, with the Rev. Quinn Mann officiaiting. Burial at Allouez Catholic Cemetery. Visit malcorefuneralhome.com to send a condolence to the family.

The family would like to extend a special thanks to the staff of Unity for all of their special care during this time.

8/26/2006 Post Crescent

Posted August 26, 2006

Dalebroux, Dan T.

Dan T. Dalebroux, 51, Green Bay resident, died August 24, 2006, at his home. Dan was born June 15, 1955, in Green Bay, WI, to Michael and Helen (Schultz) Dalebroux. He was a 1974 graduate of East High School. He was employed for many years as a machinist at Allis-Chalmers. Dan loved woodworking/finishing, cooking and bowling. He enjoyed almost any outdoor activity, especially biking, hunting, fishing and downhill skiing. He was a member of the Ski Club of Appleton. Dan loved to play pranks and make people laugh. He also loved his family very much and admired his brother John greatly. He also loved dogs.

He is survived by his parents, Michael and Helen Dalebroux; brother, John (Joann) Dalebroux, Green Bay; sisters: Sandra (Billy) Bennifield, Jacksonville, FL; Patricia Cornell, Green Bay; Kathleen (Robert) Matzke, Hortonville, WI; Diane (Paul) Knaus, Green Bay; Luan (Patrick) Rocheleau, Hobart; Karen (Keith) Neilson, Green Bay and Denise Dalebroux; many nieces, nephews and friends; and his "best buddy," his dog Cocoa.

He was preceded in death by a brother, James Dalebroux; and a sister, Mary Dalebroux.

Friends may call at Proko-Wall Funeral Home, 1630 E. Mason St., on Monday from 9:30-11 a.m. Funeral service will follow at 11 a.m. at the funeral home with the Rev. Paul Johnsen officiating. Entombment in Fort Howard Memorial Park. Online condolences may be sent to Dan's family at www.prokowall.com.

Out of sequence from Tim Coulthart web page

Green Bay Press Gazette
April 16, 2006
Euclide, Allen L.

Allen L. Euclide, Darboy, 73, went to be with the Lord on Thursday, April 13th, 2006, at St. Elizabeth Hospital after a long battle with congestive heart failure. He was born on October 25, 1932, to the late Jim and Esther (Lecloux) Euclide in Brussels, Wis. When he was 12 years old he moved to the family farm in Maplewood, Wis. He lived there until he moved to Milwaukee to continue education at Milwaukee School of Engineering, then the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, and eventually received a Bachelor's Degree in engineering from Marquette University. On March 16, 1968, he was united in marriage to Ann Symes in Milwaukee at Holy Assumption. He worked for GE for 35 years. In 1977 he moved to Appleton and worked in the paper industry for GE where he was highly regarded. He loved life and his enjoyments were many. He loved fishing, hunting, bowling, golf, dancing, and watching pro sports. He enjoyed his retirement and the traveling he was able to do.

He will be sadly missed by his wife of 38 years, Ann; his daughter, Lynn (Paul) Heider; son, Jeffrey (Pam) Euclide; his grandchildren, who were his biggest joys, Matthew Heider, John Heider, and Skyler Euclide; his aunt, Betty Rohr, Palm Bay, FL; as well as many nieces, nephews, loving cousins and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents.

Funeral mass will be celebrated on Tuesday, April 18, 2006, at 11 a.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church (222 E. Fremont Street) with Fr. Robert Karuhn officiating. Friends may call at the funeral home on Monday evening, April 17, from 4 until 8 p.m. and again Tuesday at the church from 9:30 a.m. until the time of the service in the Sacred Heart Room. Interment will be in Highland Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers a memorial is being established.

The family would like to thank Dr. Geller and the staff at Affinity Heart and Lung, with a special thanks to Jodi and Inez. Also a special thank you to the staff of 2nd floor South at St. Elizabeth Hospital.

8/27/2006 GBPG

Posted August 27, 2006

Anstett, Anita Jean (Zeutzius)

Anita Jean (Zeutzius) Anstett, 56, Green Bay, passed away on Friday, Aug. 25, 2006, at a local nursing home. Anita was born on Jan. 27, 1950, in Green Bay the daughter of the late Eugene John and Bessie Ann (Ring) Willette. Anita loved her family and cherished the times spent with them. She will be lovingly remembered and sorrowfully missed.

Anita is survived by her loving family, Carrie Wichgers and Mike Fitzgerald, Ron and Bonnie Zeutzius Jr., John and Darlene Zeutzius, Ricky Zeutzius Jr., Bobbie Trull, Richard Zeutzius Sr.; seven grandchildren, Mary and Deven Wichgers, Ashley, David and Taylor Zeutzius, Kyla Zeutzius, Gerrile Trull; four sisters, Elaine Nowak, Lisa Frye, Cindy Bunker and Ilene Peterson. She is further survived by nieces, nephews other relatives and friends.

Gathering of family and friends will be held on Monday, Aug. 28, 2006, from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. at Saint Patrick's Catholic Church 211 N. Maple Street. Mass of Resurrection will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. with Msgr. Brian P. Coleman officiating. Burial at Fort Howard Memorial Park.

Posted August 27, 2006

Beyer, Norbert E.

Norbert E. Beyer, 69, Green Bay, passed away in the loving care of his wife and children at his home Friday, Aug. 25, 2006. Norbert was born March 16, 1937 in Coleman, Wis., to the late Alex and Rose (Behnke) Beyer. He married Beatrice Forsythe on Oct. 12, 1957, at St. Paul Ev. Lutheran Church. Norbert was a life-long fisherman and hunter, wonderful husband and father. Norbert was employed by Carpenters Local #1146. He helped build many local buildings, but was most proud of the family he built.

Survivors include his beloved wife of 48 years, Beatrice; four sons, Daniel (Denise) Beyer, Michael (Pamela) Beyer, David (Mary Ellen) Beyer, Kevin Beyer; daughter, Dawn (SFC James R. Jr.) Belanger; mother-in-law, Leonora Forsythe; 13 grandchildren, Ashley, Jacqueline, Elizabeth, Tanya, Gabriella, Benjamin, baby Samuel on the way, Nicholas, Dustin, Britany, David and Melissa, Katie Clabots and Cynthia and Owen Belanger; two great-grandchildren, Trinity and Danny; five step-grandchildren, Natalie Vann, Elizabeth Ferry, Vanessa Clarke, Maureen Ferry and Jonathan Ferry; brothers and sisters, Meta Steinkraus, Lawrence (Dottie) Beyer, Viola (Leonard) Paplham, Earl Beyer, Harold (Marilyn) Beyer, Caroline (Frank) Hoppe and Rose (Kimp) Polack. Helen Beyer and Alvira Beyer and other numerous brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Rose and Alex Beyer; one sister, Marie Hoppe; two brothers, Leonard and Norman Beyer; and one sister-in-law, Lu.

Friends may call at the Proko-Wall Funeral Home & Crematory on Monday, Aug. 28, 2006, from 4 to 8 p.m. Visitation will continue on Tuesday from 10 a.m. until the time of services at Our Saviour Lutheran Church, 120 S. Henry St. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. at the church with the Rev. David H. Hatch officiating. Entombment in the Shrine of the Good Shepherd Mausoleum, Bay Settlement. Online condolences may be expressed at www.prokowall.com.

Posted August 27, 2006

Budzis, Jolene (Widi)

Jolene (Widi) Budzis, 58, Green Bay, died peacefully Thursday, Aug. 24, 2006, at a local hospital. She was born Feb. 10, 1948, in Green Bay, to Frank and Virginia (Carriveau) Widi. Jolene graduated from Green Bay West High School and has been employed by the U.S. Postal Service for the past 21 years. Jolene was a very caring and generous person who especially enjoyed the time she spent with her grandson.

Jolene is survived by a daughter, Lori Hermes; a grandson, Tyler Hermes; her mother, Virginia Widi; two brothers; a sister; and many nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.

Preceding Jolene in death were her father, one brother and two sisters.

It was Jolene's wishes that no public services be held.

Blaney Funeral Home is assisting the family.

Posted August 27, 2006

Cota, Harvey A.

Mr. Harvey A. Cota, 89, Oconto, died peacefully Friday evening, Aug. 25, 2006, at his home. Harvey Alexander Cota was born March 30, 1917, on the family farm in the town of Oconto, to Alex and Lena (Kittler) Cota. He served in the Army during World War II from March 1942 until October 1945. Harvey married Dorothy VanHefty Dec. 2, 1943, at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Oconto. The couple farmed the family farm until retirement. He was a member of Holy Trinity Catholic Church, Oconto. Harvey loved his family dearly. He cared for his parents in their later years, and was a loving husband and father. Harvey was a wonderful provider for them and was a good steward of God's gifts. In addition to his family, he loved and cared for the animals, the farm on which he worked and all of God's creation. He also enjoyed making maple syrup, hunting, riding his tractor and gardening.

He will be lovingly remembered by his wife of nearly 63 years, Dorothy; their children, Dolores (Jim) Konyn, Oconto; Pam Harney, Plymouth; Harvey (Kay) Cota, Green Bay; and Mary (Lon) Sohrweide, Oconto; grandchildren, Steve (Kelli) Friederickson, Terri (Lee) Schmitz, Dan (Kerry) Frederickson, Vicki (Dale) Wiebke, Bonnie (Todd) Greenfield, Kate (Dave) Nemitz, Sharon (special friend, Marc Rassbach) Harney, Brian (Tina) Harney, Jessica (Griffin) Wendt, Sara (fiance, Nate) Wesolowski, Becky Cota, Matt (Amy) Sohrweide, Ben (Andrea) Sohrweide and David Sohrweide; 18 great-grandchildren; sister, Ruth Noren Bikowski, Oconto; sisters-in-law, LaVerne Cota and Marge VanHefty, Oconto, and Jean (Clem) Harley, Lena.

Preceding Harvey in death were his parents; grandson, Gregory Cota; great-granddaughter, Madison Harney; sister, Rhoda Muenster; brothers, Francis and Marvin Cota.

The family will greet relatives and friends at Holy Trinity Catholic Church, Oconto, from 9:30 until 10:45 a.m. Monday, Aug. 28, 2006. Funeral Liturgy 11 a.m. Monday, in the Church. The Rev. Fr. David C. Ruby presiding. Interment Oconto Catholic Cemetery. Jones-Modrow-Young American Legion Post #74, Oconto, will conduct military rites. Pallbearers will be grandchildren, Steve and Dan Frederickson, Matt and Ben Sohrweide, Brian Harney and Jessica Wendt.

Condolences may be expressed and a photo tribute viewed at www.ackermanfuneraldirectors.com.

Ackerman Funeral Directors, Oconto, caring for the family.

Posted August 27, 2006

Houston, Bernice (Wilcox)

Bernice (Wilcox) Houston, formerly of Green Bay, died peacefully on Aug. 21 in Hudson, Ohio, where she had lived for the past 12 years. Bernice was born in Hancock, Michigan, in 1912. She graduated from West High School in Green Bay. In 1939, she married Allan F. Houston, who preceded her in death in 1995. They were divorced in 1983. While Bernice lived in Green Bay, she was actively involved in the community. She worked with Service League, the YWCA, the Hazelwood Museum, and Antiquarians. She was a lifelong member of PEO. She was a member of the Union Congregational Church for many years. She loved family and friends, enjoyed needlework, reading, antiques, and occasionally the sport of sailing. She was also known for her extensive collections of antiques and dolls. She was quoted as saying that doll collecting is a "very contagious and virulent disease for which there is no known cure!"

She is survived by her three daughters, Janis Powers, New York, NY; Frances (Frank) Porter, Hunting Valley, OH and Martha (Larry) Burris, Sturgeon Bay, Wis.; as well as seven grandchildren, Patrick (Tracey) Powers, Colorado Springs, Colo.; Scott (Michelle) Powers, Hillsboro, Ore., Kristin Powers, Bend, Ore., Allan Porter, Carbondale, Colo., Scott (Jennifer) Porter, Palo Alto, Calif., Robert Burris, Broomfield, Colo., and Sam Burris, Jersey City, N.J., and Bernice's three great grandchildren; Jacob and Kathryn Powers, Hillsboro, Ore., and Nicholas Powers, Colorado Springs, Colo.

Services in Green Bay will be held at a later date. Contributions may be made in her name to your favorite charity.

Posted August 27, 2006

Huot, Samuel O. (Sam)

Samuel O. (Sam) Huot, 91, resident of Green Bay for 52 years, died peacefully Thursday, Aug. 24, 2006, at an assisted living facility.

Friends may call at MALCORE Funeral Home, University Ave. at Baird St., from 5 to 8 p.m. Sunday (today). Parish wake service 7 p.m. this evening at the funeral home. Monday visitation will continue at St. Bernard Church, 440 St. Bernard Drive from 10 a.m. until the time of the funeral. Funeral Mass 11 a.m. Monday at St. Bernard Church with Rev. David Pleier officiating. Burial in Allouez Chapel Mausoleum.

Posted August 27, 2006

Jeanquart, Anna Mae

Anna Mae Jeanquart, 83, Casco, passed away at home very peacefully with her family by her side Friday morning, Aug. 25, 2006. She was born Feb. 3, 1923, in Rio Creek to the late Emil and Anna (Walechka) Ripley. Anna Mae worked at the U.S. Hardwoods before entering The Waves (Navy). She served her country in the Navy during World War II for 2˝ years. After returning from the service she married Eddie Jeanquart in 1946. This year would have been 60 years of marriage. Anna Mae farmed along with her husband in Rosiere and later resumed working at the hardwoods as a plant guard.

She started The Lincoln Champions 4-H club when her children were young, and was senior leader until they graduated from high school. Anna Mae was a member of the Casco Legion and Auxiliary, Thibaudeau Drossart Post 319, also serving as president of the Auxiliary. Anna Mae traveled to many countries in Europe with her close friends and sister-in-law after she retired from the Hardwoods in 1987. She was a member of St. Hubert Parish, Rosiere. Anna Mae was always whistling while enjoying her passion for flower gardening. She was very proud of her children and grandchildren and their accomplishments, being supportive of their interests, and attending many activities.

Anna Mae is survived by: her husband; Eddie; two sons and one daughter; Ken and Jill Jeanquart, Casco, and their children Kim, Kevin, Kris, and step-grandchildren John (Jenny) McCaffrey, Patrick McCaffrey, and his son Travis. Linda Cochart, Dick Bultman, Casco and her children Melissa (Jamie), Chad (fiancee Lisa and her children Tyler, Matt, Vanessa), Cory (Amy) and Lacey Cochart. Edward and Kay Jeanquart, Forestville and their children Shaun (Brad) Schmiling, Bryan, Tamara (Allan) Pacada, and Scott.

She was preceded in death by two grandchildren: Ciley and Cody Cochart and one brother Robert Ripley.

She is further survived by her siblings; Mary Jane Gigot, Geraldine Fameree, Emil (LaVerne) Ripley and Audrey (Roger) Gustke. Also surviving is one sister-in-law Myrtle Ripley.

Friends may call Monday from 4 to 8 p.m. at Wiesner and Massart Funeral Home, Casco and again Tuesday morning at the funeral home until 10:30 a.m. Wake service 7 p.m. Monday. Legion service 5:30 p.m. Monday. Funeral with full military rites Tuesday 11 a.m. at St. Hubert Catholic Church Rosiere with Fr. Dean Dombroski officiating. Burial in the church cemetery.

The family of Anna Mae would like to thank: Dr. Gerald Bayer, the staff of Green Bay Oncology and Unity Hospice for their kind and compassionate care. We also want to sincerely thank all our family, neighbors and friends for their support.

Posted August 27, 2006

Raynier, Shirley G.

Shirley Grace Raynier, 80, Sturgeon Bay, passed away on Saturday, Aug. 26, 2006, at St. Vincent Hospital in Green Bay. She was born on Nov. 24, 1925, in Nasewaupee to the late Norman and Wilhelmina (Hoeckendorff) Bergsland. Many years ago, Shirley was a matron at the Door County Jail. She also had worked in the shipyards and at Westside School in Sturgeon Bay. For many years Shirley played the piano and organ at Hainesville Lutheran Church and was an active volunteer at Bay View Lutheran Church. She was a member of the V.F.W. Auxillary and the Bay View Lutheran Ladies Group. Shirley was a devoted mother and loving grandmother; she never wanted to miss any of her grandchildren's activities. On June 17, 1947, she married Howard Corbisier in Waukegan, Ill. He died in 1961. On Sept. 6, 1969, she married Warden Raynier in Sturgeon Bay. He preceded her in death in 1980.

Survivors include seven children, Sally (James) Herrbold, Sturgeon Bay; David (Jane) Bergsland, Indiana; Howard (Beverly) Corbisier, Branch; Susan Buhr, Carolyn (John) Melland, and Barbara Ostrand, all of Sturgeon Bay; John (Kathryn) Corbisier, Luxemburg; 13 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; one sister, Pernilla (Arnold) Daul, Green Bay; and in-laws, Kathleen Bergsland, Evelyn Graf, and Robert Raynier, all of Sturgeon Bay; and Roderick Raynier, Milwaukee.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husbands; three grandchildren, Eric, Howard and Dawn; one great-granddaughter, Angel; one brother, George Bergsland; one sister, Jeanette Tilque; one sister-in-law, Barb Heilman; and two brothers-in-law, Milton and Loren Corbisier.

Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at Bay View Lutheran Church with the Rev. Bruce Pangborn officiating. Burial will be in the Hainesville Cemetery. Friends may call on Monday from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Forbes Funeral Home in Sturgeon Bay and at the church on Tuesday from 10 a.m. until the time of service.

Posted August 27, 2006

Siefert, Dorothy M.

Dorothy M. Siefert, 79, Bonduel, passed away on, Friday Aug. 25, 2006, in Shawano. Born on July 31, 1927, in the town of Dupont, Wis., she was the daughter of the late Louis and Fern (Robbins) Lembke, and step-father, Walter Malueg. She grew up in Marion; then she moved to Clintonville. After getting married on Sept. 20, 1947, to Robert Siefert she moved to Bonduel. She helped Bob on the farm until moving into town in 1961. She worked at Long's Bakery in Bonduel, Eagleknit in Shawano and then she worked as a custodian in Bonduel Elementary School. She was a member of Friedens Evangelical Lutheran Church in Bonduel, a former member of Ladies' Aid, and taught Sunday school for a few years. She enjoyed making rugs, fishing and teaching her grandchildren to knit.

Survivors include her husband, Robert; two daughters, Barbara (Gary) Wudtke, Bonduel; Becky (Tom) Betzner, Shawano; one son, Roger (Julie) Siefert, Ashwaubenon; seven grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; one brother, Lee (Doris) Lembke, Isle, Minn.; three sisters, Elaine Schlender, Clintonville; Sharon (George) Stern, Bonduel; Caroline (Norman) Much, Ogdensburg, Wis.

She was preceded in death by her parents; and brother, Andrew Lembke.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday Aug. 29, 2006, at Friedens Evangelical Lutheran Church in Bonduel with the Rev. Philip Gieger officiating. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery. Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. on Monday at the Swedberg Wendt Funeral Home, Bonduel and at the Friedens Lutheran Church on Tuesday from 10 a.m. until the time of the services.

The family would like to thank the staff at Heartland Healthcare Center for Dorothy's wonderful care. In lieu of flowers a memorial has been established.

Posted August 27, 2006

Thyes, Beverly

Beverly Thyes, 71, Green Bay, died Friday, Aug. 25, 2006, at home after a courageous battle with cancer.

Visitation at MALCORE Funeral Home, University Ave. Sunday (TODAY) from 4-8 p.m. and prior to the funeral on Monday. Parish wake service 7:30 p.m. Sunday (TONIGHT). Funeral Mass Monday 11 a.m. at Saints Peter and Paul Church, with the Rev. Quinn Mann officiating. Burial at Allouez Catholic Cemetery. Visit malcorefuneralhome.com to send a condolence to the family.

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Posted August 27, 2006

Sister Rose Gerend

Sister Rose Gerend, age 101, a member of the Franciscan Sisters of Christian Charity, died Friday, Aug. 25, 2006, at Holy Family Convent, Manitowoc.

Sister Rose was born March 27, 1905 in Kaukauna, daughter of the late Joseph and Mary (Lorrig) Gerend. She entered the convent in 1920 and professed her vows in 1923. Sister Rose served as a primary grade teacher at St. Joseph, Rice Lake, Guardian Angel Boarding School, Oneida, St. Joseph, Waukesha, St. Anthony, Neopit, St. Andrew, Potosi, St. Anthony, Oconto Falls, St. Mary, Brillion, St. Joseph and St. Philip, Green Bay, St. Therese, Appleton, Immaculate Conception, DePere; San Roque, Santa Barbara, Calif.; St. Mary, Delaware, Ohio; St. Theresa, Kekaha, Cathedral Honolulu, Hawaii; and St. Peter, Bapchule, Ariz. She also served as the Administrator of St. Joseph Home, West Point, Neb., and homemaker at Maria Reina, Lima, Peru. Sister Rose retired to St. Francis Convent, Manitowoc, in 1994 and had been residing in St. Rita Health Center at the Motherhouse since 1998. She is a member of the Franciscan Sisters of Christian Charity.

Survivors include the Franciscan Sisters of Christian Charity; a brother and sister-in-law: Herbert and Katherine Gerend, Manitowoc; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends also survive

Funeral Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 31, 2006, at Holy Family Convent Chapel, Manitowoc. Officiating at the Mass of Christian Burial will be Rev. Samuel D. Jadin, O. Praem with burial at Holy Family Convent Cemetery, Manitowoc.

The family will greet relatives and friends at Holy Family Convent, Manitowoc, from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 30, 2006, where a prayer service will be held at 7 p.m. at Holy Family Convent Chapel.

The Pfeffer Funeral Home & Cremation Care Center, Manitowoc, is assisting the family with funeral arrangements.

Herald Times Reporter

Aug. 27, 2006

8/27/2006 Post Crescent

Posted August 27, 2006

Siefert, Dorothy M.

Dorothy M. Siefert, 79, Bonduel, passed away on, Friday Aug. 25, 2006, in Shawano. Born on July 31, 1927, in the Town of Dupont, Wis., she was the daughter of the late Louis and Fern (Robbins) Lembke, and step-father, Walter Malueg. She grew up in Marion; then she moved to Clintonville. After getting married on Sept. 20, 1947, to Robert Siefert she moved to Bonduel. She helped Bob on the farm until moving into town in 1961. She worked at Long's Bakery in Bonduel, Eagleknit in Shawano and then she worked as a custodian in Bonduel Elementary School. She was a member of Friedens Evangelical Lutheran Church in Bonduel, a former member of Ladies' Aid, and taught Sunday school for a few years. She enjoyed making rugs, fishing and teaching her grandchildren to knit.

Survivors include her husband, Robert; two daughters, Barbara (Gary) Wudtke, Bonduel; Becky (Tom) Betzner, Shawano; one son, Roger (Julie) Siefert, Ashwaubenon; seven grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; one brother, Lee (Doris) Lembke, Isle, Minn.; three sisters, Elaine Schlender, Clintonville; Sharon (George) Stern, Bonduel; Caroline (Norman) Much, Ogdensburg, Wis.

She was preceded in death by her parents; and brother, Andrew Lembke.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday Aug. 29, 2006, at Friedens Evangelical Lutheran Church in Bonduel with the Rev. Philip Gieger officiating. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery. Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. on Monday at the Swedberg — Wendt Funeral Home, Bonduel and at the Friedens Lutheran Church on Tuesday from 10 a.m. until the time of the services.

The family would like to thank the staff at Heartland Healthcare Center for Dorothy's wonderful care. In lieu of flowers a memorial has been established.

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Posted August 28, 2006

Rhode, Doris M.

Doris M. Rhode, 79, of Oconto died Saturday, Aug. 26, 2006, at her home. Doris was a cancer survivor, being diagnosed back in 1989. Doris was born Nov. 19, 1926, in Oconto to the late Henry and Mary (DePouw) DeWindt. She married Don Rhode on Sept. 4, 1948, and would have celebrated their 58th wedding anniversary in just a few weeks. Doris was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and enjoyed spending time with her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Doris had many hobbies including sewing, golfing, crafts, bowling, camping, traveling, cooking, gardening and bird watching. Doris was a member of Holy Trinity Parish.

Doris is survived by her husband, Don Rhode, Oconto; two daughters Barb Wietor, Green Bay; Julie (Jeff) Vandenbush, Green Bay; three sons Jim (Carla Krepline) Rhode, Laurel, MS; Jerry (Jodi Heurlin) Rhode, Oconto; Steve (Laura) Rhode, Iron Mountain, Mich.; twelve grandchildren Tracy (Chris) Rowth, Brad Rhode, Tina Buss, Mike (Jenny) Kobriger, Trish (Jared) Juline, Adam (Laura) Vandenbush, Heather Vandenbush, Jennifer (Travis) Frischmann, Kristine Rhode, Mark Rhode, Chris Rhode, Travis Rhode; nine great-grandchildren, Angie Rowth, Jordan Rowth, Peter Rowth, Matthew Kobriger, Brandon Buss, Dayne Kobriger, Jade Juline, Eric Vandenbush, Joseph Vandenbush; two brothers, Ed (Elsie) DeWindt, Oconto, and Leon (Barb) DeWindt, Oconto; Aunt Mabel DePouw, Oconto; and many cousins, nieces and nephews.

She is preceded in death by two brothers, Raymond and Donald DeWindt, and one sister, Erna DeWindt.

The family will receive relatives and friends at the Gallagher Funeral Home, Oconto, from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 29, 2006, with prayer services at 7 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 30, 2006, at Holy Trinity Catholic Church with the Rev. David C. Ruby officiating. Burial will be at the Oconto Catholic Cemetery. Online condolences may be express at www.gallagherfuneralhome.net.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to Steve and Nancy Carrico, Mary Lynn Loomis and the care givers at Bellin Home Care.

Posted August 28, 2006

Vandertie, Anne M.

Anne M. Vandertie, 89, formerly of Brussels died at Odd Fellows Home, Green Bay, on August 27, 2006. She was born April 13, 1917, in Misere to the late Elmond and Annias (Neuville) DeDecker. On June 16, 1936, she married Elmer Vandertie at St. Mary's Church, Misere. They owned and operated a dairy farm in the town of Brussels until their retirement and then moved to Green Bay. Anne was a member of St. Francis and St. Mary Parish and Christian Mothers at Brussels.

Survivors include her husband, Elmer; two daughters, Joliene (Lee) Counard and Janice (Clyde) Stipe, both of Green Bay; four grandchildren, Lisa (Steve) Soukup, Craig (MiLissa) Stipe, Ryan (Sarah) Counard, Reneé Counard (special friend Mike Fischer); six great-grandchildren, Kyle and Kaitlyn Soukup; Tyler and Garrett Stipe; Kayla and Damon Counard; a sister, Dora DeKeyser, Green Bay; a brother, Elmer (Florence) DeDecker, Sturgeon Bay; Sisters in law, Grace Rass and Isabelle Peters, Sturgeon Bay.

She was preceded in death by her parents; a brother, Gilbert (Lucy) DeDecker; three sisters, Mabel (Edward) Tremble, Marie (Randall) Charles, Helen (Oscar) Muenster; father- and mother-in-law, John and Josephine Vandertie; brothers and sisters-in-law, Emily (Nelson) Englebert, Alex (Helen) Vandertie, Benjamin (Helen) Vandertie, Gilbert (Ida) Vandertie, Norman Vandertie, Wilfred Rass and Clarence DeKeyser.

Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 30, 2006, at St. Francis and St. Mary Parish, Brussels, the Rev. Pius Cotter officiating. Burial will be in St. Francis Cemetery. Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Forbes Funeral Home, Sturgeon Bay and then after 10 a.m. Wednesday at the church until time of services. A prayer service will be conducted at the funeral home at 7 p.m. Tuesday.

The family wishes to thank the staffs of De Pere Harbor House, Odd Fellows Nursing Home and Unity Hospice for the special care they provided.

8/28/2006 Post Crescent

Posted August 28, 2006

 

8/28/2006 Oconto County Reporter

 

Doris M. Rhode

Doris M. Rhode, 79, of Oconto, died Saturday, August 26, 2006 at her home. Doris was a cancer survivor, being diagnosed back in 1989. Doris was born November 19, 1926 in Oconto to the late Henry and Mary (DePouw) DeWindt. She married Don Rhode on September 4, 1948 and would have celebrated their 58th wedding anniversary in just a few weeks. Doris was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and enjoyed spending time with her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Doris had many hobbies including sewing, golfing, crafts, bowling, camping, traveling, cooking, gardening, and bird watching. Doris was a member of Holy Trinity Parish.
Doris is survived by her husband Don Rhode, Oconto; two daughters, Barb Wietor, Green Bay; Julie (Jeff) Vandenbush, Green Bay; three sons, Jim (Carla Krepline) Rhode, Laurel, MS; Jerry (Jodi Heurlin) Rhode, Oconto; Steve (Laura) Rhode, Iron Mountain, MI; twelve grandchildren: Tracy (Chris) Rowth, Brad Rhode, Tina Buss, Mike (Jenny) Kobriger, Trish (Jared) Juline, Adam (Laura) Vandenbush, Heather Vandenbush, Jennifer (Travis) Frischmann, Kristine Rhode, Mark Rhode, Chris Rhode, Travis Rhode; nine great-grandchildren: Angie Rowth, Jordan Rowth, Peter Rowth, Matthew Kobriger, Brandon Buss, Dayne Kobriger, Jade Juline, Eric Vandenbush, Joseph Vandenbush; two brothers, Ed (Elsie) DeWindt, Oconto; Leon (Barb) DeWindt, Oconto; aunt, Mabel DePouw, Oconto; and many cousins, nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by two brothers, Raymond and Donald DeWindt, and one sister, Erna DeWindt.
The family will receive relatives and friends at the Gallagher Funeral Home, Oconto, from 4 to 8 PM Tuesday, August 29, 2006, with prayer services at 7 PM. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 10:30 AM Wednesday, August 30, 2006 at Holy Trinity Catholic Church with the Rev. David C. Ruby officiating. Burial will be at the Oconto Catholic Cemetery. Online condolences may be expressed at www.gallagherfuneralhome.net.
The family would like to extend a special thank you to Steve and Nancy Carrico, Mary Lynn Loomis and the care givers at Bellin Home Care.

 

Lillian A. Dantinne

Lillian A. Dantinne, 88, of Oconto Falls and formerly of the Town of Lena died Thursday, Aug. 24, 2006 at Sharpe Care, Ltd. in Oconto Falls.
Lillian Antoinette Rymer was born on Dec. 13, 1917 in the Town of Beaver to the late Colin and Jessie (Maloney) Rymer. Lillian was married to Richard Dantinne on Sept. 21, 1940 and lived most of her married life on a farm in the Town of Lena. Richard preceded her in death on June 23, 1997. Lillian taught school in Marinette and Oconto Counties. She was a member of Ss. Francis & Wenceslaus Church, Coleman.
Surviving are five children; sons, Basil Dantinne of CA, Dick (Cheryl) Dantinne of Lena, and Mark (Sherry) Dantinne of Lena; daughters, Myra (Rich) Gruber of Tennessee and Sallie (Rod) Barta of Oconto; one daughter-in-law, Linda Borko of Stiles; one brother, Boyd Rymer of the Town of Beaver; 15 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren, other relatives and friends. Besides her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a son, Phillip; two sisters, Irene Durocher and Pearl Caine; and three brothers, John, Warren, and Lester Rymer.
Friends called at Rhodes-Charapata Funeral Home, Coleman from 5-8 p.m. on Sunday with a parish wake service at 7 p.m. Visitation continued at Ss. Francis & Wenceslaus Church, Coleman from 9:00 a.m. until Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, Aug. 28, 2006. Rev. Lawrence T. Marto officiated with interment in St. John Catholic Cemetery, Coleman.

Gloudemans, Julia D.

Julia D. Gloudemans, Neenah, 87, passed away on Sunday morning, August 27, 2006 at Brewster Village in Appleton.

The funeral liturgy will be at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, August 30, 2006, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 222 E. Fremont St., Appleton. Friends will be received at the Wichmann Funeral Home on Tuesday, August 29, from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m.

WICHMANN FUNERAL HOME

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Posted August 29, 2006

Pies, Mrs. John (Dorothy)

Mrs. John (Dorothy) Pies, 96, a lifelong resident of Green Bay, died Sunday, Aug. 27, 2006, at her home. She was born May 8, 1910, to the late Emil L. and Anna (Lemerond) Tahlier in Green Bay. On Sept. 11, 1930, she married John Pies; he preceded her in death June 10, 1972. Dorothy was employed by Mednikow's Super Market for 50 years, retiring in 1973. She was an avid Packer fan and loved children. She always kept a pot of coffee on for friends, family and neighbors.

Survivors include three grandchildren, Wayne Pies, Linda Shell and Jerry Pies and their mother, Fran Beimborn, all of Florida; three great-grandchildren, Grant Pies, Warren Pies and Karen Pies; a sister-in-law, Lucille Tahlier, Green Bay; several nieces and nephews, other relatives and friends.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by three brothers, Orville, Ervin and Harold; two sisters, Myrtle Lischka and Florence De France; one stepson, Andrew Pies; one nephew, Dick Tahlier and one niece, Betty Garrity.

Friends may call after 10 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 30, 2006, at Lyndahl Funeral Home, where funeral services will take place at 11 a.m. Interment in Fort Howard Memorial Park. Online condolences may be expressed at www.lyndahl.com.

Posted August 29, 2006

Roche, Madeline D. (Allen)

Madeline D. (Allen) Roche, 99, Green Bay resident, died Thursday, Aug. 24, 2006, at a local hospital. She was born Feb. 22, 1907, in Kewaunee County, to the late Frank and Helen (Dvorak) Jansky. Madeline married Clifford Allen in 1928 in Algoma. He preceded her in death in 1943. Madeline then married Joseph Roche in 1947 in Green Bay. He preceded her in death in 1984. In 1928, Madeline graduated from Bellin College of Nursing and started her career as a registered nurse at Bellin Hospital and was employed there until her retirement. Madeline was a life member of the Order of the Eastern Star for over 81 years and an active member of the N.E.W. Audubon Society. She was a member of First United Methodist Church for over 60 years.

She is survived by two sons and daughters-in-law, Jack and Jeri Allen, Bradenton, Fla.; and Robert and Ursula Allen, New Bern, N.C.; nine grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her daughter, Nancy (Allen) Hill; two brothers, Edward and William Jansky.

Friends may call at First United Methodist Church, 501 Howe St., after 10 a.m. Wednesday until the time of service. Funeral service 11 a.m. Wednesday at the church with Rev. Paul Johnsen officiating. Burial in Woodlawn Cemetery. Online condolences may be sent to the Allen-Roche family at www.prokowall.com.

Posted August 29, 2006

Vandersteen, Jane E.

Jane E. Vandersteen, 44, lifelong resident of Green Bay, died Sunday, Aug. 27, 2006. She was born Dec. 1, 1961, to Bill and Edith EauClaire. She was a graduate of Green Bay West High School and the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay.

Survivors include two children, Allison Rentmeester, Erin Vandersteen; her mother, Edith EauClaire; a brother, Mike (Joy Hanson) EauClaire; a niece, Michelle EauClaire; a nephew, Bradley EauClaire; other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her father, Bill EauClaire.

Private services were held at Blaney Funeral Home. To send online condolences, please go to www.blaneyfuneralhome.com.

Posted August 29, 2006

Vincent, Willard M.

Willard M. Vincent, Green Bay, died peacefully at his daughter's home one day after his 90th birthday on Aug. 28, 2006.

Visitation at MALCORE Funeral Home, University Avenue at Baird Street, Thursday from 4 to 9 p.m. Parish wake service 7 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Visitation will continue Friday at the funeral home from 9 a.m. until the time of the funeral. Funeral 10:30 a.m. Friday at SS. Peter & Paul Church with Rev. Richard Mauthe officiating. Entombment at Shrine of the Good Shepherd Mausoleum. The complete obituary will appear in Wednesday's newspaper.

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Posted August 29, 2006

Elaine M. LaViolette

Elaine M. LaViolette, age 81, a resident of Shady Lane Nursing Care Center, Manitowoc, went home to her Lord, on Sunday Aug. 27, 2006, at the Aurora Medical Center of Manitowoc.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Aug. 31, 2006, at Rockwood Evangelical Lutheran Church. The Rev. Robert Romberg will officiate with burial at Knollwood Memorial Gardens, 1500 Highway 310, Manitowoc.

Elaine was born Nov. 17, 1924, in Two Rivers, daughter of the late Adolph and Mildred Strouf Chaloupka. She graduated from Mishicot High School and attended Manitowoc County Normal Teacher's College. She taught grade school in rural Manitowoc County. Elaine married Carl LaViolette on June 24, 1944, at Melnik Presbyterian Church. He preceded her in death on Jan. 25, 1978. She and Carl farmed for many years in Kossuth township. It was there they raised their seven children. She also worked at Manitowoc City Dairy where she made many good friends. Elaine was a member of Rockwood Evangelical Lutheran Church. She was involved in the ladies Bible class, was church organist and taught Sunday School for many years. She enjoyed reading and crossword puzzles.

Survivors include two daughters and sons-in-laws: Carol (Erwin) Bratz, Manitowoc; Debra (Dennis) Spevachek, Bellevue; five sons and daughters-in-law: Larry A. (MaryAnn) LaViolette, Manitowoc; Ken Sr. (Susan) LaViolette, Manitowoc; Keith (Kris) LaViolette, Manitowoc; Dave (Suzanne) LaViolette, Manitowoc; Gary (Shelly) LaViolette, Manitowoc; 19 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; two brothers and three sisters-in-law: Leslie (Louise) Chaloupka, Fond du Lac; Alan (Katie) Chaloupka, Denmark; Lorraine Ahlswede, Sturgeon Bay; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends also survive. Elaine was preceded in death by her parents; husband: Carl; and two sisters: Joan Alioto and Edith Mae Chaloupka.

Relatives and friends may greet the family on Wednesday from 5 until 8 p.m. at the Reinbold & Pfeffer Family Funeral Home of Kellnersville and again on Thursday at Rockwood Evangelical Lutheran Church from 10 a.m. until the time of service at 11 a.m. The Reinbold & Pfeffer Family Funeral Home of Kellnersville is serving the LaViolette family.

Memorials may be made to Rockwood Evangelical Lutheran Church or Manitowoc Lutheran High School.

We would like to thank the staffs of Shady Lane Nursing Care Center and Aurora Medical Center of Manitowoc County for the heartfelt care and compassion they provided.

Herald Times Reporter

Aug. 29, 2006

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Austin, Sophia

Sophia Austin, 86, Neenah, died Monday, August 28, 2006, at North Central Health Care, Wausau. She was born April 19, 1920 in Kaukauna, daughter of Edward and Alvina (Blair) Hartzheim. Sophia married Earl E. Austin Jr., November 18, 1944, in Neenah and he preceded her in death April 11, 1997. She was employed by S. S. Kresge for many years prior to her retirement. She was a former member of St. Gabriel Catholic Church, Neenah and was a U. S. Army veteran of World War II.

Mrs. Austin is survived by her children: John (Leslie) Austin, Mosinee; Christine (Carl) Landskron, Culver, Indiana and Betsy (Mike) Rougeux, Neenah; seven grandchildren: Michelle (Jim) Driscoll and Kimberly Austin, both of Mosinee; Carl (Michele) Landskron, Lafayette, Indiana; Connie Landskron, San Francisco; Scott (Linda) Rougeux and Chris Rougeux, both of Neenah and Ryan Rougeux, Oshkosh; nine great- grandchildren; four sisters: Hazel Missall and Noreen Vanden Heuvel, both of Neenah; Alvina Piette, Appleton and Iva Tummett, Neenah; two brothers: Edward Hartzheim, New Orleans and Ronald Hartzheim, Menasha.

She was also preceded in death by two brothers, Sylvester and Howard Hartzheim and a sister, Teddie Kosiorek.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, August 30, 2006, at St. Gabriel Catholic Church with Rev. Richard Allen officiating. Interment will be in St. Margaret Cemetery, Neenah. Friends may call at the church from 9 a.m. Wednesday until the time of the mass.

Posted August 29, 2006

Gloudemans, Julia D.

Julia D. Gloudemans, (Van Zeeland), went to the arms of her Lord on Sunday, August 27, 2006, at Brewster Village in Appleton. Julia was born on April 14, 1919, in Combined Locks, Wis. to the late William and Anna (Behling) Van Zeeland. She graduated from Appleton High School and earned a B.S. in Elementary Education from Wisconsin State Teachers College, Oshkosh. In addition, she did graduate course work at UW-Madison, UW-Oshkosh, and the University of Nevada. Julia was proud to be a member of Phi Delta Kappa, and a recipient of the Gamma Chapter Scholarship Award. She taught in the Laona, Combined Locks, Antigo and Appleton school systems. On July 21, 1945, Julie was united in marriage to Reginald Gloudemans at St. Paul's Church in Combined Locks. They were members of Sacred Heart Parish since 1953 where Julie also taught school and tutored ESL students in reading after her retirement. She and Reg enjoyed 55 years of marriage until Reg's death on Jan. 6, 2001. In addition to being an excellent cook, Julie loved crafts, especially needlework and quilting, and was a regular bowler for many years. She loved flowers and liked to make dried flower arrangements. During their retirement years, Julie and Reg enjoyed going out in their boat and fishing.

Julia is survived by her children: Paul (Donna) Gloudemans, Fort Mill, S.C.; Louise (Jim) Zeller, Appleton; Jeff (Jean) Gloudemans, Kokomo, Ind.; and Eileen (Douglas) Thomas, Appleton; six grandchildren: Diana (Mark) Wolff, Laura Zeller, Chad and Ross Thomas, Kathryn and James Gloudemans. She is further survived by four sisters: Sr. Cecelia Van Zeeland, Chicago, Ill.; Ann Schneider, Kaukauna; Donata Wolfgram, Milwaukee; and Myra ( Russell) Dercks, Little Chute; three sisters-in-law: Ione Brecklin, Appleton; Elaine Doyle, La Habra, Cal.; and Dorothy Gloudemans, Little Chute; and many nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents and her husband, Julia was preceded in death by three sisters: Wilma Mitchell, Emily Berben, and Hildegarde Lamers; and four brothers Fred, Alois, William Jr., and Robert Van Zeeland. The family would like to thank all the caregivers and staff at Brewster Village (especially those in Gallery) and Golden Homes for the kindness they have shown in caring for Mother for the past 5 years.

The Funeral Liturgy will be at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, August 30, 2006, at SACRED HEART CATHOLIC CHURCH, 222 East Fremont Street, Appleton, with Fr. Robert Karuhn officiating. Friends may call at the Wichmann Funeral Home, Appleton, on Tuesday from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. and again directly at the church on Wednesday from 9:30 a.m. until the time of services. Entombment will be in Appleton Highland Memorial Park.

WICHMANN FUNERAL HOME

537 North Superior Street

Appleton 920-739-1231

8/29/2006 Kewaunee County Newspapers

Bernice Duescher


Bernice N Duescher, 73,Luxemburg, died unexpectedly Thursday evening, August 10, 2006.

She was born March 22, 1933, in Champion to the late Clarence and Doris (Vandenhouten) DeJardin.

On April 19, 1952, Bernice married Herbert Duescher at St. Joseph Church, Champion. Bernice enjoyed playing cards, crocheting, dancing, traveling and spending time with her children and grandchildren.

She is survived by her husband of 54 years, Herbert; her five children, Janet Duescher, Luxemburg; Barbara (David) Dufek, Green Bay; David (Joyce) Duescher, Green Bay; Linda (Randy) Tupa, Luxemburg; Jim (Emily) Duescher, De Pere; 11 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; three brothers and five sisters-in-law, Wayne (Judy) DeJardin, Denis (Bonnie) DeJardin, Steven (Kathy) DeJardin, Marie DeJardin, Paula DeJardin; five sisters and four brothers-in-law, Joan (Julian) Romuald, Betty (Roger) Schroeder, Judy Watzka, Sharon (Chuck) Bergner, Mary (Jerry) Lorberblatt; many nieces and nephews; two godchildren, Terri Dart and Terrilynn Rasku.

She was preceded in death by three brothers, Marvin T. DeJardin, Marvin D. DeJardin and Cletus DeJardin.

Friends called at the McMAHON FUNERAL HOME, LUXEMBURG, from 4 to 8 p.m. Saturday, August 12. Prayer service was held at 7 p.m. Saturday. Visitation continued on Monday, August 14, after 9:30 a.m., at St. Bernard Church, Green Bay. Funeral was held at 10:30 a.m. Monday, at the church, with Rev. David Pleier officiating. Burial was in Pine Hill Cemetery, Spruce.

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Posted August 30, 2006

Bleck, Danny

Danny Bleck, 70, Green Bay, passed away Sunday evening, Aug. 27, 2006, at a local hospital. Born in Fish Creek on May 1, 1936, he is the son of the late Joseph and Caddie (Anderson) Bleck. Danny worked for a number of years for BARC Industries. He will be remembered for his love of polka music, dancing and the love of people in general.

He is survived by his sister, Ruth Urban, Green Bay; special friend, Kathy Nooyen, Green Bay; nieces and nephews.

He is preceded in death by his parents; brother-in-law, Arnold Urban; niece, Pamela Bosman.

Friends may call at WEST MASON MALCORE Funeral Home, 1530 W. Mason St., Thursday from 1 p.m. until the time of the funeral. Funeral service 2 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Burial in Blossomburg Cemetery, Fish Creek.

Posted August 30, 2006

Dalebroux, Vera M.

Vera M. Dalebroux, 88, Green Bay, died Monday, Aug. 28, 2006, at a local nursing home.

Friends may call at St. Jude Catholic Church from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Saturday. The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the church.

A full obituary will appear in the Thursday edition.

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(Eleanor)

Mrs. Bill (Eleanor) Hendricks, Green Bay, passed away Tuesday, Aug. 29, 2006, at a local hospital, The daughter of the late Carl and Margaret (Wright) Strenn was born Dec. 21, 1914, in Greenleaf. She married Edward Pacer and he preceded her in death. Later she married William Hendricks at St. John the Baptist Church in Howard and he preceded her in death on June 26, 1998. She was a member of the Woman's Club of St. Jude Catholic Church and was a member of Hilly Haven Golf Course.

Survivors include one sister, Arleen Schneider, Green Bay and nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by three sisters, Marguerite Diny, Florence Ernst, Leona Hoskens, and three brothers, Roland, Clarence and Harold Strenn.

Friends may call from 10 to 11 a.m. Friday, Sept. 1, 2006, at St. Jude Parish, 1423 Kellogg St., Green Bay. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. following visitation at church with Fr. Peter Renard, O. Praem., officiating. Burial will be in St. John the Baptist Cemetery. Please visit www.ryanfh.com to send online condolences to the family. The RYAN FUNERAL HOME, De Pere is assisting the family.

Posted August 30, 2006

Vincent, Willard M.

Willard M. Vincent, Green Bay, died peacefully at his daughter's home one day after his 90th birthday on Aug. 28, 2006. Born on Aug. 27, 1916, in Champion, he is the son of the late Martin and Alice (DePeau) Vincent. On Oct. 18, 1933, he married the former Lucy Jandrin at St. Peter's Church in Lincoln and she preceded him in death on July 21, 2003. Willard served with the 23rd Infantry during World War II. He owned and operated a farm in his younger years. Later Willard worked as a welder at Sturgeon Bay Shipyard, Manitowoc Shipyards and Green Bay Structural Steel until his retirement. He was known as a handyman who enjoyed tinkering with everything. Willard also liked playing cards, traveling, volunteering at the Curative Workshop in his retirement years and spending time with his friends and family. He was also a longtime member of the Fortune 55 Club.

Willard is survived by three daughters and sons-in-law, Janice and Jim Renier, Howard; Dianne and Ronald Marchant, Bellevue; Nancy and Jim Stone, town of Scott; 10 grandchildren, Paul (Rose) Renier, Daniel (Brenda) Renier, Gwen (Gary) Hilbert, Renee (fiance, Lawrence Shagen) Renier, Julie (Bryan) DeVillers, Jeanie (George) Spellman, Tracy (fiance, Tom Murphy) Marchant, Andrew (Janet) Stone, Douglas Stone, and Chad Stone; 11 great-grandchildren, Tia and Madelyn Renier, Michael and Nathanael Renier, Byron VanLanen, Peyton and Paige Hilbert, Katelyn and Ashley DeVillers, Victoria Spellman, and Austin Stone; one sister-in-law, Orpha Vincent; two brothers-in-law, Emil Jandrin and Clarence Rass; sisters-in-law, Anne Jandrin, Emily Vandertie, and Emma Jandrin; and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; two daughters, Shirley and Audrey Vincent; two brothers and one sister-law, Norman (Ida) Vincent and Wendell Vincent; three sisters and brothers-in-law, Tilly (Ed) Jadin, Laura (Martin) Theys, and Arleen (Joe) Jandrin.

Visitation at MALCORE Funeral Home, University Avenue at Baird Street, Thursday from 4 to 9 p.m. Parish wake service 7 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Visitation will continue Friday at the funeral home from 9 a.m. until the time of the funeral. Funeral 10:30 a.m. Friday at SS. Peter & Paul Church with Rev. Richard Mauthe officiating. Entombment at the Shrine of the Good Shepherd Mausoleum.

The family would like to extend a special thanks to Unity Hospice and Willard's wonderful former neighbors on Farlin Avenue, who helped out so much throughout the years.

Posted August 30, 2006

William J. Boucher III

William J. Boucher III, age 51, of 3509 Columbus St., Manitowoc, passed away Tuesday morning, Aug. 29, 2006, at Holy Family Memorial Medical Center, Manitowoc.

William was born on Feb. 18, 1955, in Menominee, son of William Boucher Jr. and the late Carol (Schomer) Boucher. He was a graduate of Manitowoc Lincoln High School with the class of 1973. William served in the U.S. Marine Corps. William married the former Lydia Netzer in June of 2003. William was employed with Rockwell Lime Company for 22 years as a kiln operator.

Survivors include his wife: Lydia Boucher, Manitowoc; his children: Cary Denor, Milwaukee; Jennifer (Jesus) Gomez, Manitowoc; Angela Reglin, El Salvador; Angela (Luis) Perez, Manitowoc; Khristine Reglin, Manitowoc; Patrick Boucher, Manitowoc; Jacob and Kayla Nichols, Manitowoc; Curtiss Dokey, Manitowoc; seven grandchildren; his father: William Boucher Jr., Manitowoc, special friend: Gloria Mankins. Other relatives and friends also survive. William was also preceded in death by one granddaughter: Sadie Denor; one infant brother: Lestor Boucher; one special friend: James Mankins.

The family will greet relatives and friends from 9 a.m. until the time of the service at 11 a.m. on Friday, Sept. 1, 2006, at Hope Community Church, Manitowoc.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, Sept. 1, 2006, at Hope Community Church, Manitowoc. Officiating at the service will be the Rev. John Aitken with cremation to follow.

The Pfeffer Funeral Home & Cremation Care Center, Manitowoc, is assisting the family with funeral arrangements.

Herald Times Reporter

Aug. 30, 2006

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Posted August 31, 2006

Dalebroux, Vera M.

Vera M. Dalebroux, 88, Green Bay, passed away Monday, Aug. 28, 2006, at Parkview Manor Nursing Home. She was born March 26, 1918, in Green Bay, the daughter of James and Florence (Vanderveren) Kocha. On Sept. 4, 1937, she married the love of her life, John Dalebroux, at Annunciation Catholic Church in Green Bay. They celebrated their marriage for 65 years until John's passing in 2003. She was a devoted wife and mother. She loved her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She enjoyed cooking and loved doing needlework and crocheting afghans. Vera was a charter member of St. Jude Parish.

She is survived by her daughter, Laurie (Dave) Long; three sons, Gary (Alice) Dalebroux, Michael (Trudy) Dalebroux, Richard (Valerie) Dalebroux, all of Green Bay; nine grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; many other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her husband, her parents, and one grandchild, Jeff Hirn.

Friends may call at St. Jude Catholic Church, from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Saturday. The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at l0:30 a.m. Saturday at the church.

The family would like to thank special friends, Merc Hermans, Judy White and the Joe Monfort family and the staff of Parkview Manor for their care and concern.

Posted August 31, 2006

Gegere, Lydia Marie

Lydia Marie Gegere, 88, Green Bay, passed away peacefully in her sleep at her home Tuesday, Aug. 29, 2006. She was born May 21, 1918, to the late Lloyd and Elizabeth (Nooyen) Thornton. Many years ago, in the l940's, Lydia worked as a volunteer for the Red Cross, sewing bandages for the servicemen in World War II. She was also a factory worker for Wheeler Cheese, where she met and later married George Gegere. They enjoyed many years of riding their Harley together. Lydia's hobbies were sewing, knitting, reading, doing puzzles, cooking and baking apple pies. She was a devoted mother to her one and only child, a daughter, Barbara Cormier. She was a loving grandmother to three grandchildren, Robert, Sheileen and Cheryl. She also loved and enjoyed her eight great-grandchildren.

Survivors include her husband, George; a daughter, Barbara Cormier; three grandchildren, Robert G. (Peggy) Cormier, Sheileen Cormier (special friend, Shane Steffens), Cheryl (Larry) Skaletski; eight great-grandchildren, Bobby, Patricia, Ryan, Shawn, Lane, Jessica, Josh, Tara; her brothers and their spouses, Clinton Thornton, Patrick and Delores Thornton, John Thornton, Frank and JoJo Thornton; two sisters-in-law and a brother-in-law, Yvonne Thornton, Delores and Al Minor; many loved nieces and nephews, other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her son-in-law, Robert Fabian Cormier; her father and mother, Lloyd and Elizabeth Thornton; one baby sister, Delia; three brothers, George, Roland and Jim Thornton; her brother-in-law, Robert Gegere and two sisters-in-law, Margaret Thornton and Helen Thornton.

Friends may call at Blaney Funeral Home, 1521 Shawano Ave. from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday (today). The funeral service will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday (today) at the funeral home with Deacon Robert Nooker officiating. Burial will be in Fort Howard Memorial Park.

Posted August 31, 2006

Haen, Verneille M.

Verneille M. Haen, 92, Sturgeon Bay, passed away Tuesday, Aug. 29, 2006, at Whispering Heights CBRF in Sturgeon Bay. She was born June 8, 1914, in Janesville, the daughter of the late William and Mae (Conroy) Knipshield. After graduating from Janesville High School she was employed with Parker Pen in Janesville, where she also sang in the company choir. She worked as a secretary for Dr. Grota and for the vocational school. Verneille wrote features for the Milwaukee Journal and for WDOR. She also hosted the Partyline on WDOR.

Verneille was a member of Business Women, St. Joseph Catholic Church in Sturgeon Bay and its Christian Mothers, and was a Past Grand Regent for Catholic Daughters. She enjoyed golfing and bowling, and in her younger years enjoyed playing hockey. On Sept. 14, 1940, she married George Edward Haen in Janesville. He preceded in death on Aug. 26, 2004.

She is survived by her three daughters, Jan Fagan, Janesville, (and her son, Michael Fagan); Judy (Allen) Delwiche, Sturgeon Bay, (and their children, Dr. Dean (Karen) Delwiche, Denise (Bob) Baus, Debbie (Kevin) Lichtenberg, and David Delwiche); Sue Munson, Eau Claire, and her children, Jill Munson-Roge and husband, Bret Roge, Megan Munson and her husband, Matt Kures; one son, Bill (Pat) Haen, Lodi, (and their son, Jason (Lisa) Haen); 13 great-grandchildren; and her brother, William Knipshield, Janesville.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; two sisters, Hazel Miller, and Evelyn Gugel; a brother, Don Knipshield; an infant brother; and son-in-law, Duane Munson.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 2, 2006, at St. Joseph Catholic Church, with Fr. Dominic Peluse scj, officiating. Entombment will follow at St. Joseph Cemetery. Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. on Friday at Huehns Funeral Home, and at the church on Saturday morning from 10:30 a.m. until the time of services at 11:30 a.m. A Christian Mothers Rosary will be prayed at 3:45 p.m. on Friday at Huehns Funeral Home, followed by a parish wake at 7:30 p.m.

Posted August 31, 2006

Hendricks, Mrs. Bill (Eleanor)

Mrs. Bill (Eleanor) Hendricks, Green Bay, passed away Tuesday, Aug. 29, 2006, at a local hospital. The daughter of the late Carl and Margaret (Wright) Strenn was born Dec. 21, 1914, in Greenleaf. She married Edward Pacer and he preceded her in death. Later she married William Hendricks at St. John the Baptist Church in Howard and he preceded her in death on June 26. 1998. She was a member of the Woman's Club of St. Jude Catholic Church and was a member of Hilly Haven Golf Course. Eleanor loved to play cards and was very competitive, always wanting to win. She and her friend Florence spent many hours playing cards during her last few years.

Survivors include one sister, Arleen Schneider, Green Bay, and nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by three sisters, Marguerite Diny, Florence Ernst, Leona Hoskens, and three brothers, Roland, Clarence and Harold Strenn.

Friends may call from 10 to 11 a.m. Friday, Sept. 1, 2006, at St. Jude Parish, 1423 Kellogg St., Green Bay. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. following visitation at church with Fr. Peter Renard, O. Praem., officiating. Burial will be in St. John the Baptist Cemetery. Please visit www.ryanfh.com to send online condolences to the family. The RYAN FUNERAL HOME, De Pere, is assisting the family.

Posted August 31, 2006

Johnson, Robert J. "Bob"

Robert J. "Bob" Johnson, 83, Maribel resident, formerly of 1720 Farlin Ave. in Green Bay, died Sunday, Aug. 27, 2006. He was born Feb. 17, 1923, in Milwaukee to the late John "Jack" and Ella (Wolfe) Johnson. Bob served his country during World War II in the U.S. Army serving in Guadalcanal and Leyte and Luzon, Philippines. While in the Army he was also a Golden Glove boxer. He was employed by the U.S. Postal Service, retiring after 27 years of service. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, the Packers, W.W.E. wrestling, his cats, Sam and Simba, lottery tickets and scratch-offs. His favorite TV shows were westerns and "Walker, Texas Ranger."

He is survived by his five children, Christine Melchior, Green Bay; Ella (Steven) VandenLangenberg, Green Bay; Laura (Antone) Majewski, Sobieski; Lynn (Scott) Glover, Little Suamico; Bobbi (Daniel) Clark, Maribel; seven grandchildren, Jonathan, Stephan, Cassandra, Jordan, Nicholas, Paige and Megan; three great-grandchildren, Lexus, Haley, and Cloe. He is further survived by his brother and sister-in-law, Roland (Dorothy) Johnson, New Franken.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Friends may call at Proko-Wall Funeral Home, 1630 E. Mason St., on Friday from 5 to 8 p.m. and again on Saturday from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Funeral service 10:30 a.m. at the funeral home with the Rev. Larry Lange officiating. Interment and Military Honors will follow at Nicolet Memorial Gardens. Online condolences can be sent to the Johnson family at www.prokowall.com.

In lieu of flowers a memorial fund has been established.

Posted August 31, 2006

Vincent, Willard M.

Willard M. Vincent, Green Bay, died peacefully at his daughter's home one day after his 90th birthday, on Aug. 28, 2006.

Visitation at MALCORE Funeral Home, University Avenue at Baird Street, Thursday (today) from 4 to 9 p.m. Parish wake service 7 p.m. tonight at the funeral home. Visitation will continue Friday at the funeral home from 9 a.m. until the time of the funeral. Funeral 10:30 a.m. Friday at SS. Peter & Paul Church with Rev. Richard Mauthe officiating. Entombment at the Shrine of the Good Shepherd Mausoleum.

Posted August 31, 2006

Wilkey, Glenn B. "Cotton"

Glenn B. "Cotton" Wilkey, 75, Suamico, passed away peacefully Wednesday, Aug. 30, 2006, at his home. He was born April 20, 1931, in Suamico, to Alfred and Elizabeth (Keuken) Wilkey. Glenn proudly served his county with the U.S. Army during the Korean War. He worked with the Chicago & Northwestern Railroad, retiring as a yard master in 1991. Glenn had a lifelong love for animals, especially horses and his dogs. He was fondly known by his grandchildren as "Grumpa."

Survivors include four children and their spouses, Jeff and Carol Wilkey, Green Bay; Genny and Steve Rickert, Suamico; Laurie and Vernon VanderLeest, Chase; Greg and Karen Wilkey, Nashotah; his stepdaughters and their spouses, Susan and Michael Gowin, Pewaukee; Pam and Randy Brzezinski, Milwaukee; his grandchildren, Brian, Mike, Nicole, Brian, Kevin, Laura, Shannon, Jason, Justin, Miranda, Ryan, Pete, Marie; step-grandchildren, Chloe, Stephanie, Nick, Jesse, Maggie; his great-grandchildren, Kyler, Kenneth, Cody, Hope, Brandon, Emalee, Justin; a sister, Jo Ann Blohowiak, Suamico; a brother and sister-in-law, Richard and Susan Wilkey, Hartland; a special friend, Carol Cox; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Judy; a granddaughter, Margaret Rickert; a sister, Carol Rae Wilkey; a brother-in-law, Robert Blohowiak.

At Glenn's request, no public services will be held.

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Posted August 31, 2006

William J. Boucher III

Funeral services for William J. Boucher III, age 51, of 3509 Columbus St., Manitowoc, who passed away Tuesday morning, Aug. 29, 2006, at Holy Family Memorial Medical Center, Manitowoc, will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, Sept. 1, 2006, at Hope Community Church, Manitowoc. Officiating at the service will be the Rev. John Aitken with cremation to follow.

The family will greet relatives and friends from 9 a.m. until the time of the service at 11 a.m. on Friday, Sept. 1, 2006, at Hope Community Church, Manitowoc.

The Pfeffer Funeral Home & Cremation Care Center, Manitowoc, is assisting the family with funeral arrangements.

Herald Times Reporter

Aug. 31, 2006