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Posted January 1, 2007

Jenquin, Madeline Sue and Marissa Sue

Madeline Sue and Marissa Sue Jenquin, twin infant daughters of Matthew and Susan (Vanderkin) Jenquin, passed away unexpectedly Saturday, Dec. 30, 2006, at a local hospital.

Private family services will be held. Cotter Funeral Home, De Pere, is assisting the family.

Posted January 1, 2007

Nellis, Victor L.

Victor L. Nellis Jr., 85, Dyckesville, died Friday evening, Dec. 29, 2006. He was born Aug. 25, 1921, in Dyckesville, to the late Victor and Mary (Smith) Nellis. On April 15, 1942, he married Gladys Vandenhouten at St. Louis Catholic Church, Dyckesville. Victor served in the United States Army during World War II. He solely owned and operated Nellis Plumbing and Heating over 40 years. His enjoyments included fishing, gardening and woodcarving.

Survivors include his wife of 64 years, Gladys; and their children, Shirley (Noris) Jadin, Dyckesville; Nathalie (Roy) Beattie, La.; four grandchildren, Scott (Lisa) Barry, Pamela (Steve) Sherry, David Jadin, Jennifer Jadin; three great-grandchildren, Adam, Christopher, Sarah; one great-great-grandchild, Elizabeth; one brother-in-law, Norman Vandenhouten, Dyckesville; nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by one brother, Joseph Nellis; two brothers-in-law, and three sisters-in-law, Irvin and LaVerne Vandenhouten, Mayme and George Delvaux, Martha Vandenhouten.

Friends may call at the McMAHON FUNERAL HOME, LUXEMBURG, 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2007. Parish prayer service 7 p.m. Tuesday with Sister Marlene Dimmerling, Parish Director. Visitation will continue after 10 a.m., Wednesday at St. Louis Church, Dyckesville. Funeral 11 a.m. Wednesday at the church with Rev. Joseph Bestler officiating.

The family wishes to extend a "Thank you" to the Staff of Oak Creek Assisted Living, Luxemburg, Unity Hospice especially Nancy and Jason, Dr. Paul J. Schmitz, and the many friends and neighbors for their care and compassion offered to them.

Online messages of sympathy may be e-mailed to mcmahonfh@centurytel.net.

Posted January 1, 2007

Reynen, Elaine D. (Wauters)

Elaine D. (Wauters) Reynen, 80, Green Bay, passed away on Dec. 30, 2006. She was born on Dec. 11, 1926, to the late Alfred and Mary Mae (Andre) Wauters. Elaine married James M. Reynen on Jan. 7, 1946, at St. Willebrord Catholic Church. She worked at the Wisconsin Telephone Company, Fairmonts Ice Cream, and the Green Bay School System. Elaine was an avid swimmer, walker, and enjoyed traveling.

Survivors include five daughters, Bonnie Reynen and Mike Free, Green Bay; Geri and Bob La Frombois, Green Bay; Kathy and Steven Peters, De Pere; Sue Bins, De Pere; Holly and Ewan Paterson, Newport, R.I.; two sons, James Reynen, Frisco, Texas; Tom and Meghan Reynen, De Pere; nine grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren.

She is further survived by one brother, Roger and Elaine Wauters, Green Bay; sister-in-law, Flossie Wauters, Green Bay; brother-in-law, Charles Austin, Allouez; many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, parents, two brothers, four sisters and her dog, Dino.

Friends may call at Proko-Wall Funeral Home, 1630 E. Mason St., on Tuesday from 4 to 7 p.m. funeral service 7 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial in Mt. Olivet Cemetery, De Pere. In lieu of flowers a memorial fund is being established. Online condolences may be expressed at www.prokowall.com.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to all her friends at Bay Manor Apartments. Special thanks also to her brother Roger and sister-in-law Elaine Wauters.

1/2/2007 GBPG

 

Posted January 2, 2007

Junio, Lucy

Lucy Junio, 102, formerly of Rio Creek, passed away peacefully at a local nursing home with her family at her side, on Sunday, Dec. 31, 2006. She was born April 27, 1904, to the late Florian and Josephine (DeGrave) Routhieaux. On June 26, 1929, Lucy married Elmer Junio at St. Peter Catholic Church, Lincoln. He preceded her in death Dec. 25, 1990.

She attended East High School for 3 years. Lucy farmed along with her husband on a dairy farm until their retirement. She was a life long member of St. Peter Catholic Church, Lincoln, a member of the Ladies Altar Society of which she was treasurer for many years and also a member of the Catholic Order of Foresters and served as their chief ranger for many years.

She enjoyed baking, especially Belgian pies and kolaches. Lucy liked spending time in her garden and caring for her flowers.

Survivors include 2 daughters and sons-in-law, Mae (Leroy) Haen, Luxemburg; Doris (Henry) Heraly, Kewaunee; 10 grandchildren, Cheryl (Andy) Miller, Neenah; Connie (Ken) Jergenson, Luxemburg; Carla (Rito) Castro, Green Bay; Randy (Anna) Haen, Rosendale; Carrie Jo (Greg) Michiels, Appleton; Leanne (Jon) Pinkert, Sturgeon Bay; Scott (Traci) Haen, Freedom; Dale (Jane) Heraly, Denmark; Linda (Todd) Kraynik, Kewaunee; Todd (Ann) Heraly, Green Bay; 27 great-grandchildren, 2 great-great-grandchildren, one sister-in-law, Alice Routhieaux, Neenah.

She was preceded in death by one sister and brother-in-law, Lora (Charles) LeFevre; brothers, Fred (Jennie, Marie) Routhieaux, William Routhieaux; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, William (Apollonia) Junio, John (Verna) Junio.

Friends may call at Wiesner and Massart Funeral Home (Casco) from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday and again Thursday morning from 10 to 11 a.m. at St. Peter's Catholic Church, Lincoln. Wake service 7 p.m. Wednesday. Mass of Christian Burial Thursday 11 a.m. at St. Peter Church with Fr. Dennis Drury and Fr. Jerome Taddy concelebrating. Burial in the church cemetery.

Lucy's family would like to thank her special neighbors and friends Eli and Nancy Fenedael and family. Also a special thank-you to Father Dennis Drury, Nancy Christoff and the staff of Bornemann Nursing Home. A big thank-you to Doris and Hank Heraly for taking Mom into their home for 2½ years and giving her lots of tender loving care.

Posted January 2, 2007

Kornowski, Francis A. "Frank"

Francis A. "Frank" Kornowski, 93, Green Bay, died Sunday, Dec. 31, 2006, at a local nursing home.

He was born May 10, 1913, in Green Bay to John and Mary (Sinclair) Kornowski. In 1931, Frank graduated from Green Bay West High School.

While in school, he excelled as an athlete in track, cross country, basketball and football. During World War II, Frank served his country, along with his five brothers. Frank served in the Army Air Corps. Frank was united in marriage to Ethel Van Gheem. After many wonderful years together, she preceded him in death in 1986.

Mr. and Mrs. Kornowski were longtime members of Annunciation Parish. Frank was employed as an accountant and bookkeeper for many years and retired from Midwest Cold Storage in 1978.

After retirement, he enjoyed traveling all around the world with tour groups and attending the Retired Men's Club at the YMCA. He was a driver for the Red Cross for many years. Mr. Kornowski did tax preparation for seniors.

Frank enjoyed golf, bowling in leagues and was often found "tinkering" in his shop. He also enjoyed crossword puzzles, gardening and just spending time at his cottage up north. He also enjoyed the time he spent with his family and often used his skills to help others build their projects.

Frank is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Michael and Lolita Kornowski, Little Suamico; and Mary Kornowski, Green Bay; three sisters-in-law, Agnes Kornowski, Dorothy Kornowski, Margaret Kornowski and a brother-in-law, Roger Minsart and many nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Ethel; his parents; six brothers, Tom, Carl, Clem, Robert, Herbert and Richard Kornowski and a sister, Roslie Minsart and a son-in-law, Mark E. Tyler.

Friends may call at Blaney Funeral Home, 1521 Shawano Ave. from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Wednesday. The Funeral Service will be held at 6 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home with Sr. Pat Clement CSJ officiating. Burial will be in St. John the Baptist Cemetery in the Village of Howard. To send online condolences please go to www.BlaneyFuneralHome.com.

The Kornowski family wishes to thank all the nurses and staff at Woodside Lutheran Home and McCormick Home for all the care given to Frank and his family in his last years.

Posted January 2, 2007

Nellis, Victor L.

Victor L. Nellis Jr., 85, Dyckesville, died Friday evening, Dec. 29, 2006. He was born Aug. 25, 1921, in Dyckesville, to the late Victor and Mary (Smith) Nellis. On April 15, 1942, he married Gladys Vandenhouten at St. Louis Catholic Church, Dyckesville. Victor served in the United States Army during World War II. He solely owned and operated Nellis Plumbing and Heating over 40 years. His enjoyments included fishing, gardening and wood carving.

Survivors include his wife of 64 years, Gladys; and their children, Shirley (Noris) Jadin, Dyckesville; Nathalie (Roy) Beattie, La.; four grandchildren, Scott (Lisa) Barry, Pamela (Steve) Sherry, David Jadin, Jennifer Jadin; three great-grandchildren, Adam, Christopher, Sarah; one great-great-grandchild, Elizabeth; one brother-in-law, Norman Vandenhouten, Dyckesville; nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by one brother, Joseph Nellis; two brothers-in-law, and three sisters-in-law, Irvin and LaVerne Vandenhouten, Mayme and George Delvaux, Martha Vandenhouten.

Friends may call at the McMAHON FUNERAL HOME, LUXEMBURG, 4 to 8 p.m. TODAY, Jan. 2, 2007. Parish prayer service 7 p.m. Tuesday with Sister Marlene Dimmerling, Parish Director. Visitation will continue after 10 a.m., Wednesday at St. Louis Church, Dyckesville. Funeral 11 am Wednesday at the church with Rev. Joseph Bestler officiating.

The family wishes to extend a "Thank you" to the Staff of Oak Creek Assisted Living, Luxemburg, Unity Hospice especially Nancy and Jason, Dr. Paul J. Schmitz, and the many friends and neighbors for their care and compassion offered to them.

Posted January 2, 2007

Thibaudeau, Mrs. Roger (Ann)

Mrs. Roger (Ann) Thibaudeau, 68, Green Bay, passed away Monday morning, Jan. 1, 2007, at a local hospital. Born in Wausaukee on March 10, 1938, she is the daughter of the late Carl and Ruby (Truckey) Prust. Ann was a graduate of Pulaski High School. Years ago Ann was employed at the former Kellogg-Citizens National Bank.

She married Roger Thibaudeau Aug. 29, 1959, in Flintville. The couple owned and operated Earl's Awning Company for many years. Ann loved reading her Bible, nature, and especially times spent with her family and listening to her grandchildren sing.

Survived by her beloved husband, Roger; five children, Jeff (Becky) Thibaudeau, Sao Paulo, Brazil; Lisa (Mark) Weinert of Sao Paulo, Brazil; Mary (Steve) Facey, Ind.; Phil (Marie) Thibaudeau, Seymour; Greg (Melissa) Thibaudeau, Green Bay; 14 grandchildren; one great-grandson; two brothers, Dave Prust, Green Bay; Ray Prust, Arizona; one sister, Collette Jackson, Milwaukee; many nieces and nephews.

Also preceded in death by her brothers and sisters.

Friends may call at MALCORE Funeral Home, University Avenue at Baird Street, from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday. Parish wake service 7 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Thursday visitation will continue at St. Philip the Apostle Church, 312 Victoria Street, from 10 a.m. Thursday until the time of the funeral. Funeral Thursday 11 a.m. at St. Philip the Apostle Church with Rev. Walter Stumpf officiating. Burial in Allouez Catholic Cemetery.

Special thanks to the staff and nurses of ManorCare Healthcare West and Aurora BayCare Hospital.

Posted January 2, 2007

Tilot, Dorothy A. (Bero)

Dorothy A. (Bero) Tilot, 91, Green Bay, passed away on Jan. 1, 2007, at a local nursing home. Full obituary to appear in Wednesday's Press-Gazette. MALCORE Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements 432-5579.

Posted January 2, 2007

Van Bellinger, Adris A.

Adris A. Van Bellinger, 84, died peacefully at Century Ridge Assisted Living Home. She was born Adris A. Ferron on June 16, 1922, to the late Theophile and Julia (Boulanger) Ferron. Adris married Gordon Van Bellinger in 1943, in Green Bay. He preceded her in death in 1981.

She and Gordon owned and operated Golden Valley Amusement for over 50 years. Adris was a member of the International Showmans Assoc., the Moose Lodge, a Den Mother and a member of St. Philip the Apostle Parish.

Adris is survived by two daughters and sons-in-law, Judy and Alan Pieschek and Gloria and Fran Jonet, all Green Bay; one son and daughter-in-law, Thomas and Sherry van Bellinger, Green Bay; three granddaughters, Stacy (Blaine) Mackenzie, Kristy (Chris) Kabara, and Suzanne Van Bellinger; two step-grandchildren, Steve Blair and Angie Phillips; four great-grandchildren. Her brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Raymond and Dorothy Van Bellinger, Green Bay; one sister-in-law, Elvira Ferron, Green Bay; a special friend, Monica Clark; other relatives and many friends.

She was preceded in death by one brother, Emmons "Peg" Ferron, one brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Walter and June Van Bellinger.

Friends may call at the Proko-Wall Funeral Home, 1630 E. Mason St., from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday (TODAY) and after 10 a.m. Wednesday at St Philip the Apostle Catholic Church, 312 Victoria St., until time of Mass. Parish wake service 7 p.m. Today, Mass of Christian Burial 11 a.m. Wednesday at the church with Rev. Walter Stumpf officiating. Entombment in the Allouez Chapel Mausoleum. Online condolences may be sent to Adris' family at www.prokowall.com.

She will be sadly missed at "The Den," "Ziggy's" and the "Redwood Inn," her favorite places.

The family would like to thank all the staff at Century Ridge, especially Tammy, Jamie, Paulette, Lisa and Ginger for their loving and compassionate care. We will always remember your kindness and the gentle way you cared for our mother.

1/2/2007 Kewaunee County Newspapers

 

Tue, Jan 2, 2007

Alma Shuemake


Alma "Granny" Shuemake, 90, died peacefully Sunday morning, December 31, 2006, at the Algoma Long Term Care Unit.

She was born September 4, 1916, in Arcadia, Fla., to the late George and True Drawdy. She lived in Florida until 2002, when she moved to Algoma to be close to her daughter and family.

Granny loved to read, crochet, garden and serve her church, but her passions were fishing and spending time with her family. She was blessed with two children, Betty (Bill) Behrens, Algoma, and the late Clayton H. Long; five grandchildren, Pat Behrens, Green Bay; Pam (Tom) Zander, Witchita, Kan.; Debbie (Mark) Ferron, Casco; Meri (Ed) Uecker, Casco; and Tawnia (Tim) Davis, Colorado; seven great-grandchildren, Mike (Wendy) Kipp, Heather (Dave) Dachelet, Amanda (Adam) Jankowski, Jeremiah Uecker and Tanisha, Tally and Timber Rose Davis; four great-great-grandchildren, Dylan and Dalton Dachelet and Valerie and Violet Kipp.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, Clayton L. Long; her second husband, Clarence Shuemake; her son, Clayton H. Long; four sisters and eight brothers.

Friends may gather at the Schinderle Funeral Home, Algoma, from 10:30 a.m. Saturday, January 6, until the memorial service at 11 a.m., with Minister Gloria Butler officiating. Her final resting place, with Eastern Star honors, will be beside her beloved husband, Clarence, in Jacksonville, Fla.

Online condolences may be sent to www.schinderle.com.


Lucy Junio


Lucy Junio, age 102, formerly of Rio Creek, passed away peacefully at a local nursing home with her family at her side on Sunday, December 31, 2006. Lucy was born April 27, 1904, to the late Florian and Josephine (DeGrave) Routhieaux.

On June 26, 1929, Lucy married Elmer Junio at St. Peter Catholic Church, Lincoln. He preceded her in death December 25, 1990.

Lucy attended East High School for three years. She farmed along with her husband on a dairy farm until their retirement. She was a lifelong member of St. Peter Catholic Church, Lincoln, a member of the Ladies Altar Society, of which she was treasurer for many years and also a member of the Catholic Order of Foresters and served as their chief ranger for many years. She enjoyed baking, especially Belgian pies and kolaches. Lucy liked spending time in her garden and caring for her flowers.

Survivors include, two daughters and sons-in-law, Mae (Leroy) Haen, Luxemburg; Doris (Henry) Heraly, Kewaunee; 10 grandchildren, Cheryl (Andy) Miller, Neenah; Connie (Ken) Jergenson, Luxemburg; Carla (Rito) Castro, Green Bay; Randy (Anna) Haen, Rosendale; Carrie Jo (Greg) Michiels, Appleton; Leanne (Jon) Pinkert, Sturgeon Bay; Scott (Traci) Haen, Freedom; Dale (Jane) Heraly, Denmark; Linda (Todd) Kraynik, Kewaunee; Todd (Ann) Heraly, Green Bay; 27 great-grandchildren, two great-great-grandchildren; one sister-in-law, Alice Routhieaux, Neenah.

She was preceded in death by one sister and brother-in-law, Lora (Charles) LeFevre; brothers, Fred (Jennie, Marie) Routhieaux, William Routhieaux; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, William (Apollonia) Junio, John (Verna) Junio.

Friends may call at Wiesner and Massart Funeral Home, Casco, from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, January 3, and again Thursday from 10 to 11 a.m. at St. Peter Catholic Church, Lincoln. Wake service will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday. Mass of Christian Burial will be Thursday at 11 a.m. at the church, with Fr. Dennis Drury and Fr. Jerome Taddy concelebrating. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

 

Louis Schleis


Louis F. (Alois) Schleis, 85, of Two Creeks, passed away at home on Christmas Day, December 25, 2006, surrounded by his wife and children.
He was born January 3, 1921, in Carlton, Kewaunee County, son of Jacob and Frances (Konop) Schleis.

On July 23, 1946, he married Violet (Klingeisen) at St. Joseph's Church, Alverno. After serving in the U.S. Army during World War II, he farmed in the town of Two Creeks until his retirement.

Louis was a member of St. Joseph's Church, Norman. He served as a trustee of St. Joseph's for 28 years and was a lifetime member of St. Joseph's Holy Name Society. He was a member of the school board of Two Creeks, American Legion Carlton Post No. 538, Knights of Columbus Kewaunee Council No. 2984, 4th Degree Knight of Columbus Assembly No. 1197, where he served as Grand Knight, Faithful Navigator and District Deputy. Louis was a charter member of Two Creeks Fire Department, Squeaker Sip Club and Czechs of Norman.

Louis (Daddy, Pa, Grandpa) will be greatly missed by the love of his life of 60 years, Violet; and his 16 children, Dennis (special friend, Lori), Rockwood; Alice (Ron) Gordon, Two Rivers; Kenneth (Judy), Norman; Michael (Judy), Two Rivers; James (Shirley), Kewaunee; Jean Schleis, Two Creeks; Gerald (Betty), Two Creeks; Ralph (Kathy), Manitowoc; Wayne (Kathy), Francis Creek; Robert (Sue), Janesville; Susan (Rick) Barta, Two Creeks; Lois (Hank) Baumann, Manitowoc; Harold (Kelly), Two Rivers; Marijo Schleis, Santa Barbara, Calif.; Ruthann (Lee) Peterson, Melnik; Richard (Becky), Norman; 42 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Henry (Gertie) Schleis, Kewaunee; Jake (Delores) Schleis, Kewaunee; Four sisters and brother-in-law, Rita Lukes, Manitowoc; Betty (Virgil) Michaels, Manitowoc; Sister Theresa Schleis, Manitowoc; Dolores Poehls, Appleton; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Clarence Klingeisen, Manitowoc; Lillian Savage, Reedsville; Lester (Dolores) Klingeisen, Cato; MaryAnn (Jack) Preston, Manitowoc; and nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; mother and father-in-law, Reinhard and Anna Klingeisen; a daughter-in-law, Ann (Lehman) Schleis; a sister Adele Wotachek; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, George Wotachek, Emil Lukes, Walter Poehls, Robert and Agnes Klingeisen, Irene Klingeisen, Wilfred and Rosella Miller, Clarence Savage; and nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were held Saturday, December 30, at 11 a.m. at St. Isadore the Farmer Church, St. Joseph's Site, Norman. The Rev. Richard Klingeisen (nephew) officiated, co-celebrated with Rev. Laury Gerend and Rev. Joe Coopmans. Burial was in St. Joseph's Cemetery, Norman. Family and friends called at Buchanan Funeral Home, Kewaunee, after 4 p.m. Friday, and at the church Saturday, from 9 a.m. until the time of service. American Legion services were held at 6:30 p.m. Friday, followed by Knights of Columbus services.


Marcella Parma


Marcella L. Parma, 88, Allouez, passed away on Sunday, December 24, 2006.
She was born on November 28, 1918, in Stangelville, to the late Matt and Frances (Cherney) Schlies.

Marcella married Clarence Parma on September 7, 1946, at St. Lawrence Catholic Church in Stangelville. She enjoyed gardening, baking, traveling, bingo, embroidery and volunteering. Marcella had a kind and generous heart. She was a wonderful mother and grandmother.

Survivors include her loving husband of 60 years, Clarence; her three children, Ken Parma, Allouez; Mark Parma, Allouez; and Joyce (Stephen) Bouche, Ashwaubenon; and two grandchildren, Nicholas and Anthony. Marcella is further survived by nieces, nephews, other dear relatives and friends.

Preceding her in death were five brothers, Jack, William, Ernest, Theodore and Louis Schlies; and three sisters, Marie Shebesta, Alice Stangel and Lucille Mleziva.

Visitation was held at the Schauer & Schumacher Funeral Home, Green Bay, on Tuesday, December 26, from 4 p.m. until the Vigil Service at 7 p.m., led by Ann Froelich. Visitation continued on Wednesday, December 27, at St. Matthew Catholic Church, Green Bay, from 10 a.m. until the Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m., with the Reverend Larry J. Seidl officiating. Entombment was in Allouez Catholic Mausoleum.

Online condolences may be expressed at "http://www.schauer-schumacherfuneralhome.com."

Memorials to St. Matthew Church or St. Vincent Hospital Prenatal Unit would be appreciated.


Ronald Peterson


Ronald L. Peterson, 60, of Algoma, died unexpectedly at Bellin Hospital on Thursday December 28, 2006.

He was born to Grace Jonet November 10, 1946, in Algoma. Ronald married Phyllis Pontz-loff on November 25, 1976. He was a kind-hearted man who loved his grandchildren a great deal. He also enjoyed playing cards, watching football and All-Star Wrestling. Through the years he worked at Vollrath, Midwest Wire, Algoma Hardwoods and Bay Shipbuilders.

He is survived by his wife, Phyllis; one daughter, Michelle (Don) Gilson, Greenville; two grandchildren, Jasmine and Jadyn Gilson; and another due in June; his mother, Grace Jonet; one brother, Allen Orde; one sister, Jean (Jerry) Jandrin, Sturgeon Bay; two stepsons, Tim and Tom Kinnard, Algoma; nieces and nephews; special friend, Susie Cisneros.

He is preceded in death by his stepfather, Harvey Orde; mother-in-law, Dorothy Pontz-loff.

Friends may call at WIESNER & MASSART FUNERAL HOME, 1617 Flora Ave., Algoma, from 9-11 a.m. on Friday January 5. A memorial service will follow at 11 a.m., at the funeral home.


Arnold Conard


Arnold "Arnie" J. Conard, 79, Luxemburg, formerly of Sugarbush, passed away at his home, Christmas Eve, December 24, 2006, with his family at his side following a battle with cancer.
He was born February 19, 1927, in Sugarbush, to the late Arthur and Zoe (Matheys) Conard.

On September 1, 1948, Arnie married Betty Dart at St. Martin Church, Tonet. He served in the United States Army during World War II, and was a member of the American Legion, Ralph Kline Post 262, in Luxemburg. Arnie farmed most of his life and was employed with Leicht's, Northern Paper (Georgia Pacific) for 38 years. His enjoyments included traveling, playing cards and spending time with family and friends.

Survivors include his wife of 58 years, Betty; and their children, Ron (Mary Lee) Conard, Dyckesville; Mary (Tom) Kostichka, Kathy Hendzel, Ann Conard, Chris (Randy) Enderby, all of Green Bay; Cindy (Lee) Johnson, Terry (Scott) Reckelberg, Lori (Jerry) Treml, Jean Conard, all of Luxemburg; 15 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; two brothers-in-law and two sisters-in-law, August Derenne, Luxemburg; La Verne Dart, Casco; Arnie and Rose Mary Dart, Bay Settlement; three godchildren, Anna Mae Phillips, Jimmy Conard, Rita Derginer; many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by two sons, Wayne "Chooch" Conard, Steve "Coon" Conard; one grandson, Michael Conard; one son-in-law, Gerry Hendzel; one brother and sister-in-law, Roman and Maggie Conard; three sisters and three brothers-in-law, Bertha and Wally Joski, Mildred and Albert Delcore, Ella and Carl Schauer; five brothers-in-law and five sisters-in-law, Josie Derenne, Dorothy and Earl Borley, Elmer and Esther Dart, Eunice and Clarence Bathke, Marvin and Doris Dart, Art Dart.

Friends may call at the McMahon Funeral Home, Luxemburg, from 3:30 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, December 27. The American Legion Ralph Kline Post 262, Luxemburg memorial service will be held at 6 p.m. Wednesday. Prayer service will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday. Visitation will continue from 9 to 10:15 a.m. Thursday, December 28, at St. Thomas Church, Sugarbush. Funeral will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at the church, with the Rev. Dean Dombroski officiating. Full military rites to follow funeral. Entombment will be private.

 

1/2/2007 Oconto County Reporter

 

Tue, Jan 2, 2007


Mildred M. Brehmer

Mildred M. Brehmer, 96, formerly of Peshtigo and Stiles, passed away Thursday, December 28, 2006 at Parkside Care Center, Little Chute. Mildred was born September 1, 1910 in Duck Creek to the late Benjamin and Melinda (Ducette) VanDenBusch. She married Carl Brehmer on October 23, 1929 in Milwaukee. He preceded her in death on February 15, 1987. Mildred was a member of Calvary Lutheran Church, Abrams.
Mildred is survived by four daughters, Ann (Roger) Schmitt, Hilbert; Joyce (Donald) Hopfensperger, Appleton; Carol (Marvin) Smits, Kimberly; Violet (William) Vincent, Kimberly; four sons, Henry (Gerry) Brehmer, Kaukauna; Kenneth (Ruth) Brehmer, Abrams; Roger (Betty) Brehmer, Hilbert; David (Rozanne) Brehmer, Oconto Falls; 34 grandchildren, 56 great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a son, Wesley Brehmer, a daughter, Viola McGovern, a grandson, Bob Brehmer, a brother and two sisters.
The family received relatives and friends at the Calvary Lutheran Church, Abrams, from 9 to 11 a.m. Tuesday, January 2, 2007. Funeral services were conducted 11 a.m. Tuesday at the church with the Rev. Alan Klessig officiating. The Gallagher Funeral Home, Oconto, assisted the family. Online condolences may be expressed at www.gallagherfuneralhome.net

 

1/3/2007 GBPG

 

Posted January 3, 2007

Kostichka, James A. "Jim"

James A. "Jim" Kostichka, 48, N 5407 Willow Road, Plymouth, Wis., passed away unexpectedly early Saturday morning (Dec. 30), at St. Nicholas Hospital in Sheboygan of an apparent heart attack.

He was born on July 31, 1958, in Algoma, Wis., a son of the late James E. and Ella Mae DeKeyser Kostichka. He graduated from Coleman High School in 1976. Jim worked at Marinette Marine Corporation for several years.

On Nov. 23, 1996, he married Cynthia Fillar in Kohler, Wis. The couple has resided in Plymouth area since their marriage. Jim was currently employed at the Rohde Brothers Company in Plymouth, where he had worked for the last 15 years. He enjoyed riding his Harley and his horses and loved planning trips and participating in the Bikers Brunch.

Survivors include, his loving wife, Cyndi, Plymouth; his stepmother, Margaret "Peggy" Heisel and her husband, Byron, White Potato Lake near Pound, Wis.; one brother, Jeff (Julie) Kostichka, Poynette, Wis.; one sister, Patricia Chaltry, Marinette, Wis.; his mother-in-law, Esther Fillar, Plymouth; one brother-in-law, Gregory Fillar, Chicago, Ill.; one sister-in-law, Geralyn (David) Pekarske, Cedar Lake, Wis.; four nieces and nephews, Benjamin and Katelyn Kostichka, Jacob and Hannah Chaltry; also survived by many relatives and countless many friends.

Funeral services will be held on Wednesday evening (Jan 3), at 7 p.m. at the Suchon Funeral Home in Plymouth. Rev. Robert Brannon, pastor of Plymouth Alliance Church will officiate. Cremation will follow services. Friends may call at the Suchon Funeral Home in Plymouth from 4 p.m. on Wednesday until the time of services.

In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund is being established in Jim's name.

The Suchon Funeral Home and Cremation Services is serving the family. For online condolences, please visit www.suchonfh.com.

Posted January 3, 2007

Shuemake, Alma Lorena "Granny"

Alma Lorena "Granny" Shuemake, 90, died peacefully Sunday morning, Dec. 31, 2006, at the Algoma Long Term Care Unit.

She was born Sept. 4, 1916, in Arcadia, Fla., to the late George and True Drawdy. She lived in Florida until 2002 when she moved to Algoma to be close to her daughter and family. Granny loved to read, crochet, garden and serve her church, but her passions were fishing and spending time with her family.

She was blessed with two children, Clayton H. Long and Betty (Bill) Behrens, Algoma; five grandchildren, Pat Behrens, Green Bay; Pam (Tom) Zander, Wichita, Kan.; Debbie (Mark) Ferron, Casco; Meri (Ed) Uecker, Casco; and Tawnia (Tim) Davis, Colorado; seven great-grandchildren, Mike (Wendy) Kipp, Heather (Dave) Dachelet, Amanda (Adam) Jankowski, Jeremiah Uecker and Tanisha, Tally and Timber Rose Davis; four great-great grandchildren, Dylan and Dalton Dachelet and Valerie and Violet Kipp.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, Clayton L. Long, her second husband, Clarence Shuemake, her son, Clayton H. Long, four sisters and eight brothers.

Friends may gather at the SCHINDERLE FUNERAL HOME, Algoma, from 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 6, 2007, until the memorial service at 11 a.m. with Minister Gloria Butler officiating. Her final resting place with Eastern Star Honors will be beside her beloved husband, Clarence, in Jacksonville, Fla.

The family wishes to express its sincere thanks to Dr. R. Bradley Nelson and the staff at the Algoma North Shore Clinic. A special thank you goes to the staff at the Algoma Long Term Care Unit for their dedication, professionalism and compassion helped our family through the difficult time of losing our Granny.

Strnad, Harriet (Pinky)

Harriet (Pinky) Strnad, 65, Algoma, passed away Monday, Jan. 1, 2007, peacefully at home surrounded by her loving family.

She was born Sept. 9, 1941, in Green Bay, to the late Leo and Harriet (Roznowski) Veeser. She graduated from Casco High School as salutatorian in 1959. Harriet was employed by Channel 5 and later by the Bank of Casco.

She married James F. Strnad, May 19, 1962, at Holy Trinity Catholic Church, Casco. Harriet was former president of TOPS and also former president of Holy Trinity Altar Society. She was a former choir member and organist for Holy Trinity Congregation. She enjoyed rubber stamping, knitting and embroidering. Her greatest joy was spending time with her family, especially her seven grandkids who always brought a smile to her face.

Harriet is survived by her husband, James, of 44 years; her children, Jody Strnad, Green Bay; Tim Strnad (special friend, Patty Pucel) Algoma; Jon (Christine) Strnad, Oconto; Tony (Sara) Strnad, Casco; her grandchildren, Jessica, Emelia, Michaela, Joshua, Katrina, Rachael and Benjamin; her brothers and sisters, Cheryl (Bill) Bellin, Casco; Barb (Dennis) Worachek, Casco; Lee (Terri) Veeser, Casco; Pat (Brenda) Veeser, Luxemburg; Andy (Bernadette) Bellin, Casco; Gayla (Peter) Wagner Maplewood; Kevin (Lisa) Wade, Algoma; Paula Davis, Mountain; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Edward (Mary Ann) Strnad, Kewaunee; Helen (Ralph) Ropson, Algoma; Joe (Carol) Strnad, Casco; Rosemary (Arnold) Dart, Green Bay; Bill Pickett, Wausaukee; two aunts, Suzanne Piaskowski, Green Bay; Myrtle Veeser, Green Bay; nieces, nephews and cousins.

She is preceded in death by one sister, Gerri Bellin; two stepmothers, Donna and Gladys Veeser; one stepbrother, Wyman Wade; sisters-in-law and brothers-in- law, Mary (Richard) Gabriel, Dorothy (Donald) Defnet, Katie Pickett; many aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.

Friends may call at Wiesner and Massart Funeral Home (Casco) from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday and again Friday until 10 a.m. at the funeral home. Wake service 7 p.m. Thursday. Mass of Christian Burial Friday, 10:30 a.m. at Holy Trinity Catholic Church, Casco, with Fr. Milton Suess officiating. Burial in the Church Cemetery.

Harriet's family wishes to thank Luxemburg Rescue, Unity Hospice, Green Bay Oncology, and St. Vincent Hospital staff for the wonderful care given to her.

1/3/2007 Post Crescent

 

Posted January 3, 2007

Van Lanen, Loraine

Loraine Van Lanen, Little Chute, age 89, died Monday January 1, 2007, at Carolina Manor in Appleton.

Lorraine's Funeral Service will be at 11 a.m. on Saturday January 6, 2007, at ST. MARY CATHOLIC CHURCH, Black Creek, with Fr. Theodore Hendricks officiating. Friends will be received on SATURDAY at the CHURCH from 9 a.m. until the time of service. A full obituary will be in Friday's paper. The Boettcher Family Funeral Home, Kaukauna is assisting the family. 920-766-2099.

Posted January 3, 2007

Vander Linden, Stella M.

Stella M. Vander Linden, age 91, peacefully joined her Savior, Jesus Christ, on Saturday, December 30, 2006. Stella was born, the youngest of nine children, on May 6, 1915, daughter of the late Antone and Antonette (DeBruin) De Both, in Oneida, WI, and grew up in Little Chute. She was active in softball and basketball and graduated from St. John Catholic School, with the class of 1933. Stella married Robert J. Vander Linden on June 17, 1939, at St. John Catholic Church, Little Chute. They shared 49 years together in Appleton, until Robert's death in 1988. They enjoyed raising their eight children and spending time with their many grandchildren.

Stella loved to sing and enjoyed her many years as an alto with the Sacred Heart Parish Choir. She was a member of the Christian Mothers, St. Vincent De Paul Society and NARFE. Stella also worked at the voting polls for several years.

She is the loving mother of four daughters: Judith Linden, Oak Creek, WI; Frances (Richard) Mc Ginnis, Neenah; Kathy (Glenn) Preisler, Hortonville; Ann (Chuck) Sample, Green Bay; four sons: Paul F., Plano, TX; Daniel (Sandra), Crystal Lake, IL; Mark (Susan), Appleton; George (Mary), Menasha. Dear grandmother of 20: Jacqueline (Charles) Barlow, Oak Park, IL; Michael (Susan) Betz, Rock Hill, S.C.; Joseph (Mia) Betz, Waukesha; Jacob Vander Linden, Hoboken, N.J.; Lucas (Britta) Vander Linden, Brooklyn, N.Y.; Howard (Kim) Hulke, Neenah; Rachel (W. Todd) Gauthier, Appleton; Elizabeth (Miles Pettit) Hulke, San Diego, CA; Benjamin (Jodi) Hulke, Appleton; Dr. Dawn Vander Linden, DVM, Mosinee; Rachel (Timothy) Pielach, Appleton; Laura (Erick) Boughton, Morton Grove, IL; Paul R. Vander Linden, Appleton; Sandy S. Vander Linden (fiance, Richard Gibson), Appleton; Andrew Vander Linden, Appleton; Jennifer Vander Linden, Appleton; Chad (Janelle) Vander Linden, Appleton; Brad (Stacy) Vander Linden, Appleton; Chas (Renee) Sample, De Pere; Katie Sample, Green Bay; 11 great-grandchildren: Robert and Thomas Barlow, Leah and Aaron Gauthier, Molly and Stone Hulke, Elizabeth Boughton, Bailey and Sawyer Vander Linden, Chase and Seth Vander Linden.

She was preceded in death by her four sisters and four brothers.

The funeral liturgy for Stella will be held at 10 a.m., Friday, January 5, 2007, at SACRED HEART CATHOLIC CHURCH, 222 East Fremont Street, with Father Robert Karuhn officiating. Friends may call at the funeral home, on Thursday from 4 to 8 p.m., and at the church on Friday, from 9 a.m. until the time of the mass. There will be a Parish Prayer and Scripture Service at 7 p.m., Thursday. In lieu of flowers a donation may be made to the Parkinson's Disease Foundation at www.pdf.org, or the Hereditary Disease Foundation, at www.hdfoundation.org, in Stella's name.

Thanks and appreciation to Oakridge Gardens and Heartland Hospice for the care and comfort they provided.

12/6/2006 Door County Advocate

 

Posted December 6, 2006

Rodney Vetter

Rodney Vetter, 83, Sturgeon Bay, passed away Monday, Dec. 4, 2006.
He was born May 2, 1923, in the town of Gardner to August and Lucy (DeBroux) Vetter.

Rodney served his country in the U.S. Army. He was a dairy farmer in the town of Gardner for many years. Rodney was a longtime member of the White Star Church in Brussels.

Survivors include a sister-in-law, Ruth Vetter, Sturgeon Bay; many nieces and nephews; special friends, the Kermit Franda family and other friends whom he held close to his heart; and the birds which he so enjoyed feeding and watching.

He was preceded in death by his parents; two sisters, Mildred and Maxine; and a brother, Darrel.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 6, at the Forbes Funeral Home in Sturgeon Bay, with the Rev. Mary Taylor officiating. Entombment will be in the Shrine of the Good Shepherd Mausoleum. Friends may call Wednesday at the funeral home from 11 a.m until the time of services. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to the White Star Church in Rodney’s name.

12/9/2006 Door County Advocate

 

Posted December 9, 2006

Thomas Ackerman

Thomas (Tom) Ackerman, 75, Algoma, died Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2006, at Bellin Health Hospital, Green Bay, after a short battle with cancer.

He was born July 22, 1931, in Algoma, to Carl and Florence (Perry) Ackerman. Tom graduated from the Algoma High School and was a member of the 1949 championship basketball team. He also attended two years of college at University of Wisconsin — Stevens Point. Tom entered the U.S. Army and served overseas in Europe during the Korean conflict from January 1953 until his discharge December 1954. He came back to Algoma and worked at U.S. Plywood for 20 years.

Tom married Jeanne Englebert Sept. 22, 1956, in Maplewood.

Tom was a member of the Algoma Fire Department for 27 years and retired as assistant chief and was still very active in the Fire Rescue Association with all their activities. Tom was currently an alderman for the city of Algoma, member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church, where he was an adult server for funeral Masses and was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 7152, Algoma.

In 1977 he started working for Bay Shipbuilding in Sturgeon Bay as a detailed planner for the new ships being built and after he retired, he still worked as an consultant for Bay Shipbuilding for many years.

Tom was an avid golfer, being out on the course six days a week with his other golfing buddies and putting over 700 miles on his bike this past year.
Tom was so proud of his grandchildren that he travelled all over watching them in all their sports activities.

Tom is survived by his four children, Lori (Brian) Waechter, Kewaunee; Ann (Todd) Kirchman; Tom (Sheri) Ackerman and Jane (Skip) Michalik, all of Algoma; six grandchildren, Lee and Katie Waechter, Alex and Eric Ackerman and Craig and Lindsey Kirchman; two sisters, Sara (Don) Guth, Algoma; and Betty Walecka, McLean, Va.; one brother, Charles (Maureen) Ackerman, Green Bay; one sister-in-law, Joan (Gerald) Bosman, Sturgeon Bay.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Jeanne, March 12, 2003; and one brother-in-law, Norbert Walecka.

Friends may gather at the Schinderle Funeral Home, Algoma, from 3 to 8 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 10, and after 10 a.m. Monday, Dec. 11, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Algoma, until the Mass of Christian burial at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Bill Swichtenberg officiating. Services for Sunday evening are as follows: fire department honors at 5:30 p.m., military service at 6:15 p.m. and prayer service at 7:30 p.m. Burial will be at St. Mary’s Cemetery with full military rites.

1/4/2007 GBPG

 

Posted January 4, 2007

Brunette, Mrs. Timothy (Kathryn)

Mrs. Timothy (Kathryn) Brunette, 58, lifelong resident of the village of Howard, died Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2007, at her home with her family at her side.

She was born July 30, 1948, in Green Bay, to Leo and Rosalie "Mona" Van Donsel. She graduated from Pulaski High School in 1966.

Tim joined the St. John the Baptist Choir just to meet Kathy. He did and they were married on June 29, 1968.

Kathy was an active member of St. John the Baptist Parish in Howard and sang in the funeral choir. Tim and Kathy were together for over 40 years. Together they owned and operated the Watering Hole in Howard for most of those years.

She was always a "family first" mother whose priorities were centered on her family, including coaching, teaching, studying and she never missed an opportunity to be with her family. This priority eventually extended to her grandchildren and their activities.

Survivors include her husband, Timothy; four children and their spouses, Benjamin and Kari Brunette, Marguerite and Eric Dunning, Blaine and Teresa Brunette, Francis Brunette, all of Green Bay; her grandchildren, Logan, Mason, Erin, Mia, Breanne, Emily, Alex, Mac Kenzie, Alexis; her brothers and sisters and their spouses, Judy and Jim Koss, Gene and Jane Van Donsel, Mark and Carolyn Van Donsel, Theresa and Dan Berna, Linda and Tom Kuczer, Mary and Jim Roberts, Larry and Helen Van Donsel; her parents, Leo and Rosalie Van Donsel, Green Bay; many nieces, nephews and cousins.

She was preceded in death by a niece, Anna Marie Van Donsel and a nephew, Jeff Van Donsel.

Friends may call at Blaney Funeral Home, 1521 Shawano Ave., from 3 to 8 p.m. Thursday (today). There will be a parish wake service at 7 p.m. Thursday (today). Friends may also call at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, 2597 Glendale Ave., village of Howard, 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. John Bergstadt officiating. Entombment will be in the Shrine of the Good Shepherd Mausoleum.

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

The family extends a special thank you to Leo and Mona, Judy Koss, Theresa Berna, Linda Kuczer and all of her wonderful family and friends who helped care for Kathy.

Posted January 4, 2007

Dantinne, Joseph "Joe" L.

Joseph "Joe" L. Dantinne, 86, Sugarbush, died early Wednesday morning, Jan. 3, 2007, at Odd Fellows Nursing Home, in Green Bay.

He was born March 20, 1920, in Sugarbush, to the late Martin and Alvina (Leurquin) Dantinne.

On Nov. 28, 1940, Joe married Viola Wunsch at St. Mary Church Luxemburg.

Together they farmed in Sugarbush until their retirement in 1984. His enjoyments included dancing, gambling, playing cards and spending his time with people in general.

Survivors include his wife of 66 years, Viola, and their children, Mary Ann (Roger) Steckhan, Gleason, Wis.; Rita (Donald) Zellner, Brussels; Sandi (Tom) VanderVest, Middleton; Martin (Jane) Dantinne, Green Bay; Donald (Debra) Dantinne, Madison; Michelle (Pat) Zellner, Sugarbush; 14 grandchildren, Lori (Jim) Brinza, Richard (Dawn) Nelson, Geralynn (Ian) Nelson, Tim (Tricia) Zellner, Cathy (Terry) Brusda, Tom (Kathy) Zellner, Christine (Chris) Clark, Carri Jo (Adam) Kolmorgen, Elizabeth (Terry) Tuschen, Brian (Maureen) VanderVest, Alison (Chris) Risley, Craig (Angie) Zellner, Eric Zellner, Abby Zellner; 23 great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by one brother, Achille (Mayme) Dantinne; five sisters, Ann (Alex) Smeester, Florence (Clem) Schneider, Olive (Joe) Dorner, Carla (Howard) Mooren, Esther (Jim) Smithwick; one brother-in-law, Raymond Wunsch; his father-in-law and mother-in-law, Fred and Regina Wunsch.

Friends may call at the MCMAHON FUNERAL HOME, LUXEMBURG, 3 to 8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 5, 2007. Parish prayer service 7 p.m. Friday led by Sally Reynen, Parish Director. Visitation will continue Saturday between 9 to 10:15 a.m. at St. Thomas Church, Sugarbush. Funeral 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the Church with the Rev. Dean Dombroski officiating. Entombment to follow.

The family wishes to "thank" the wonderful Staff of Odd Fellows Nursing Home Green Bay, for special care given to "Our Dad."

Posted January 4, 2007

Jensen, Edna Josephine

Edna J. Jensen, 99, Sturgeon Bay, passed away Wednesday morning, Jan. 3, 2007, at the Skilled Nursing Facility at Door County Memorial Hospital.

She was born Feb. 24, 1907, in Sturgeon Bay, the daughter of the late Jacob and Caroline (Wiegand) Zettel.

On July 9, 1924, she married George Wilmer Jensen in Menominee, Mich.

They raised their family in Sturgeon Bay. George served on the Sturgeon Bay Fire Department for many years, eventually becoming fire chief. He preceded Edna in death on Jan. 2, 1989. Edna was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Sturgeon Bay, the Catholic Foresters, and Christian Mothers. She also served as a Boy Scout den mother, and Girl Scout leader.

Survivors include her son, George (Peg) Jensen, and daughter, Sharon (Biz) Virlee, both of Sturgeon Bay; nine grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and son-in-law, John Marx Sr., Menominee, Mich.

Preceding her in death were her parents; husband; daughter, Donna Marx (1974); great-granddaughter, Sarah Jensen; five brothers and sisters, Olive Londo, twins-Alvin Zettel and Alva Bonin, Loretta Kerscher and Wilmer Zettel.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Joseph Catholic Church at 11 a.m. on Friday, Jan. 5, 2007, with Fr. Dominic Peluse, SCJ, as celebrant. Burial will follow at St. Joseph Cemetery. Friends may call the church on Friday from 9:30 a.m. until the time of services at 11 a.m.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in Edna's memory to the Sturgeon Bay Pioneer Fire Department.

Huehns Funeral Home of Sturgeon Bay is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences and guest register at www.huehnsfuneralhome.com.

Posted January 4, 2007

Robillard, Norbert G. "Bert"

Norbert G. "Bert" Robillard, 83, Green Bay, died Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2007.

He was born May 18, 1923, in Brooklyn, N.Y., to George and Gertrude (Morrison) Robillard. He was subsequently raised in Kewaunee, Wis., where he graduated from high school.

He served in the U.S. Army Air Force in the Pacific Theater during World War II. He was awarded the Asiatic Pacific Theater Ribbon with One Bronze Star and the Philippine Liberation Ribbon with One Bronze Star. He graduated from Elgin Watch Makers College in Illinois. Bert worked for 40 years as a watchmaker and diamond setter for Rummele's Jewelers in Manitowoc and Green Bay.

On June, 7, 1947, he married Delores Dworak, who preceded him in death in 1964.

Bert was a wonderful artist and was mechanically skillful. He loved motor-home travel, camping and outdoor sports. He was an avid model railroader, replicating Kewaunee in his layout.

He is survived by his wife, LuEtta; three sons and daughters-in-law, Robert and Beverly Robillard, David and Mimi Robillard, Donald Robillard and Jean Van Den Elzen; a stepson and stepdaughter and their spouses, Sam and Susan Al-Saadi, Alida and Jeff Korenak; his grandchildren, Linsey and John Otto, Adam, Alex, Nicholas and Sarah Robillard, Andrè Korenak, Mishaela Korenak, Sean, Luke, Nathan and Isaac Al-Saadi; a great-grandchild, Logan Otto; one brother and sister-in-law, Kenneth and Brenda Robillard; a brother-in-law, Leonard Dworak and family; a friend, Philip Livingston; nieces, nephews, cousins, relatives and friends.

Friends may call at Bayside Church, 3475 Humboldt Road, from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday. A memorial service will be held at 4 p.m. Saturday at the church with the Rev. Lathan Duncan officiating.

Posted January 4, 2007

Strnad, Harriet (Pinky)

Harriet (Pinky) Strnad, 65, Algoma, passed away Monday, Jan. 1, 2007, peacefully at home surrounded by her loving family.

She was born Sept. 9, 1941, in Green Bay, to the late Leo and Harriet (Roznowski) Veeser.

She graduated from Casco High School as salutatorian in 1959. Harriet was employed by Channel 5 and later by the Bank of Casco. She spent most of her life working on the family's century old dairy farm.

She married James F. Strnad, May 19, 1962, at Holy Trinity Catholic Church, Casco.

Harriet was former president of TOPS and also former president of Holy Trinity Altar Society. She was a former choir member and organist for Holy Trinity congregation. She enjoyed rubber stamping, knitting and embroidering. Her greatest joy was spending time with her family, especially her seven grandkids who always brought a smile to her face.

Harriet is survived by her husband, James, of 44 years; her children, Jody Strnad, Green Bay; Tim Strnad (special friend, Patty Pucel) Algoma; Jon (Christine) Strnad, Oconto; Tony (Sara) Strnad, Casco; her grandchildren, Jessica, Emelia, Michaela, Joshua, Katrina, Rachael and Benjamin; her brothers and sisters, Cheryl (Bill) Bellin, Casco; Barb (Dennis) Worachek, Casco; Lee (Terri) Veeser, Casco; Pat (Brenda) Veeser, Luxemburg; Andy (Bernadette) Bellin, Casco; Gayla (Peter) Wagner Maplewood; Kevin (Lisa) Wade, Algoma; Paula Davis, Mountain; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Edward (Mary Ann) Strnad, Kewaunee; Helen (Ralph) Ropson, Algoma; Joe (Carol) Strnad, Casco; Rosemary (Arnold) Dart, Green Bay; Bill Pickett, Wausaukee; two aunts, Suzanne Piaskowski, Green Bay; Myrtle Veeser, Green Bay; nieces, nephews and cousins.

She is preceded in death by one sister, Gerri Bellin; two stepmothers, Donna and Gladys Veeser; one stepbrother, Wyman Wade; sisters-in-law and brothers-in- law, Mary (Richard) Gabriel, Dorothy (Donald) Defnet, Katie Pickett; many aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.

Friends may call at Wiesner and Massart Funeral Home (Casco) from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday and again Friday until 10 a.m. at the funeral home. Wake service 7 p.m. Thursday. Mass of Christian Burial Friday, 10:30 a.m., at Holy Trinity Catholic Church, Casco, with Fr. Milton Suess officiating. Burial in the Church Cemetery.

Harriet's family wishes to thank Luxemburg Rescue, Unity Hospice, Green Bay Oncology and St. Vincent Hospital staff for the wonderful care given to her.

Posted January 4, 2007

Tilot, Dorothy A. (Bero)

Dorothy A. (Bero) Tilot, 91, Green Bay, passed away on January 1, 2007, at a local nursing home.

Visitation at Saints Peter and Paul Catholic Church, University Avenue at Baird Street, today from 10 a.m. until the time of the service. The Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. today at the church with the Rev. Quinn Mann officiating. Entombment at Shrine of the Good Shepherd Mausoleum. MALCORE Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund has been established at the funeral home in her name. Visit malcorefuneralhome.com to send a condolence to the family.

Posted January 4, 2007

Van Lanen, Loraine

Loraine Van Lanen, 89, Little Chute died Monday, Jan. 1, 2007, at Carolina Manor in Appleton.

She was born Oct. 14, 1917, to the late Arthur and Theresa (Wenninger) Lembcke.

Loraine and her husband, Joe Landwehr, farmed in the Seymour area until 1959 at which time they moved to Black Creek. They then became part owners of Landwehr Material in Mackville. Joe preceded her in death in 1975.

Loraine enjoyed square dancing for almost 50 years with all three husbands. She also enjoyed traveling, gardening and playing cards. She was a past member of St. Mary Catholic Church, Black Creek and a present member of Holy Cross Catholic Church, Kaukauna.

She is survived by her third husband, Jerome; a son, Darryl, Reno, Nev.; two daughters and sons-in-law, Janet (Jerome) Stingle, Loon Lake; and Sharon (Dick) Melchert, Black Creek; five grandchildren, Gregory (Lynn) Stingle, Kevin (Paula) Stingle, Jill (Brian) Rosio, Kim (Greg) Kroncke and Kurt Melchert; great-grandchildren, Ryan and Megan Stingle, Sierra and Ashlyn Rosio; brothers, Bill Lembcke, Green Bay; Joe (Theresa) Lembcke, Tripoli, Wis.; five sisters, Shirley (Don) Roskom, Green Bay; Gloria Busch, Arizona; Elaine (Charles) Welter, De Pere; Delores (Al) Palmer, Neenah; and Marilyn (Fred) VanKauwenberg, De Pere; numerous nieces and nephews. She is further survived by her husband's family, Robert (Jane) Van Lanen and Kathleen, Jane (Michael) DeStaercke and family, De Pere.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, Joe Landwehr in 1975, her second husband, Joe Romenesko in 1998; and a brother, Carl Lembcke; two brothers-in-law, Edward Weber and Francis Busch.

Lorraine's funeral service will be at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 6, 2007, at ST. MARY CATHOLIC CHURCH, Black Creek, with Fr. Theodore Hendricks officiating. Friends will be received on SATURDAY at CHURCH from 9 a.m. until the time of service. Burial will take place at St. Mary Cemetery in Black Creek.

A memorial has been established to benefit Parkinson's disease.

The Boettcher Family Funeral Home, Kaukauna, is assisting the family. 766-2099.

The family would like to thank the loving staff at Carolina Manor for all the care and compassion they gave Loraine during this difficult time and also Theda Care Hospice.

1/4/2007  Herald Times Reporter

 

Posted January 4, 2007

Joyce E. Trzeciak

Joyce E. Trzeciak, age 82, formerly of 2401 Polk St., Two Rivers, and currently residing at Hamilton Memorial Home, Two Rivers, died Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2007, at Aurora Medical Center, Two Rivers.

Joyce was born on April 18, 1924, in Escanaba, Mich., daughter of the late Mose and Redna (LaPointe) Myers. She attended and graduated from Felch High School in Felch, Mich. On April 10, 1943, she married Anton J. Trzeciak in Escanaba, Mich. He preceded her in death on Oct. 25, 1993.

Survivors include one son: James A. Trzeciak, Two Rivers; one grandson: Tony Ray Trzeciak, Manitowoc; and one great-granddaughter: Theresa Marie (Trzeciak) Smith. In addition to her husband, Joyce was preceded in death by two sisters and four brothers.

According to Joyce's wishes, no services will be held. Burial of cremated remains will take place at Foster City Cemetery, Foster City, Mich., at a later date.

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

Herald Times Reporter

Jan. 4, 2007

1/5/2007 GBPG

 

Posted January 5, 2007

Troyer, Phyllis M.

Phyllis M. Troyer, Green Bay, passed away after a short illness, Thursday, Jan. 4, 2007, surrounded by her family. She was born May 24, 1920, in Green Bay, to Raymond and Margaret (Bach) Vande Leest. Our mother was the communication switchboard and rock of stability in our family. Though she worked outside of the home in the days when few women did, she was always there to take care of the "kids". She loved her family more than anything else. Talking about the accomplishments of her children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and her brothers and sisters was as natural to her as breathing. To her they are all perfect. She would help with good council, a verbal pat on the back and even money when needed on her modest income.

Phyllis had a great variety of interests. She shared our father's passion for orchids and gardening before his passing a few years ago. She enjoyed playing bridge by being in two card clubs and a third club to play 500. She had been in that one club for over 60 years. She also enjoyed Texas hold'em with her son, grandchildren and friends. Phyllis liked to talk progressive politics at any time. Reading was her passion. She read a great variety of subjects both fiction and non-fiction. Some of her most recent reads were books by John Grisham, President Carter and Arthur Conan Doyle. We will all miss her love, her wit and her insights.

She is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Tom and Pat Troyer, Brodhead, Wis.; a daughter, Lynn Smith, Green Bay; her grandchildren, Shea, Philip and Peter Troyer, Shawn (Heidi) Smith, Shannon (Kathy) Smith; her great-grandchildren, Miah, Danika, Jillian, Anderson and Addison; her brothers and sisters and their spouses, Robert (Virginia) Vande Leest, Warren (Florence) Vande Leest, all of Green Bay; Joyce Beckman, Gerald (Mary) Vande Leest, all of Ft. Myers, Fla.; Nancy (Gary) Truttmann, Green Bay; many nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Jacob Troyer; her parents; and a brother-in-law, Fred Beckman.

Friends may call at Bethel Evangelical Lutheran Church, 1350 Bond St., from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday. The funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at the church with the Rev. Gary Froseth officiating. Entombment will be in Fort Howard Memorial Park.

A memorial fund has been established in Phyllis' name.

1/6/2007 GBPG

 

Posted January 6, 2007

Jauquet, Claudia F. (Schauer)

Claudia F. (Schauer) Jauquet, 89, Green Bay, passed away on Thursday, Jan. 4, 2007. She was born Oct. 19, 1917, to the late Charles and Caroline (Weinfurter) Schauer. Claudia married William J. Jauquet June 14, 1941, at St. Killian's Catholic Church in New Franken. Claudia was a charter member of St. Bernard Catholic Church since 1956. She was a member of the Ladies Altar Society, Catholic Women's Club of Green Bay and the Cabrini Book Club. Claudia sponsored Father Denzil Raja from India through his seminary training. She was an avid golfer, bowler, a member of several bridge clubs and enjoyed making quilts for her grandchildren. She loved her flowers, especially her roses. Claudia cherished the time spent with her family, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.

Claudia is survived by her husband of 65 years, Bill Jauquet, Green Bay; seven children, William (Patricia) Jauquet, Baltimore, Md.; Donald (Susan) Jauquet, Green Bay; Barbara (Thomas) Rawling, Waunakee, Wis.; John (Kathleen) Jauquet, Green Bay; James Jauquet and special friend, Mary Cuene, Green Bay; Debra Jauquet, Danvers, Mass.; Joe (Michelle) Jauquet, Green Bay; sisters, Verona Schauer, New Franken, Wis.; Ann Schauer, De Pere; Julia Bourguignon, De Pere; brother-in-law, Dale (Bea) Englebert, Dyckesville, Wis.; 14 grandchildren, Mary (Ed) Kurek, Rebecca (Erik) Shumaker, Elizabeth (James) Kehrman, Joseph (Magaly) Jauquet, William (Heather) Jauquet, Michael Jauquet, Mary (Peter) Fahndrich, Andrew (Beth) Jauquet, Brett (Shannon) Rentmeester, Brody Rentmeester, Christine (Andrew) Crane, Kevin (Molly) Jauquet, Sam Jauquet, Ben Jauquet; 18 great-grandchildren; many other relatives and dear friends.

She was preceded in death by two sisters, Dolores Schauer, Rita Englebert; four brothers, Erwin Schauer, Arthur Schauer, Adelbert Schauer, Carl Schauer; sister-in-law, Beatrice Pudlo; and brothers-in-law, Frank Pudlo and Robert Bourguignon.

Gathering time for family and friends will be held Sunday, Jan. 7, 2007, at Schauer & Schumacher Funeral Home, 340 S. Monroe Ave., from 4 p.m. until the Vigil Service at 7 p.m. led by Deacon John Laurant. Visitation will continue on Monday, Jan. 8, 2007, at St. Bernard Catholic Church, 2040 Hillside Lane, from 10 a.m. until the Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Walter Stumpf officiating. Interment in Allouez Catholic Cemetery.

Special thanks to the Pastoral staff of St. Bernard Parish, Dr. Roderick Meves and the staff of Bornemann Nursing Home, especially Tobi, for the professional and compassionate care they gave Claudia.

In lieu of flowers, memorials to the mission outreach, "Friends of Haiti," would be appreciated in Claudia's name.

Posted January 6, 2007

Vandenbush, Henry L. "Hank"

Henry L. "Hank" Vandenbush, 81, Green Bay, passed away on Jan. 5, 2007. Hank was born on Nov. 10, 1925, in Oconto, Wis., to the late John and Mary (Baenen) Vandenbush. He was a graduate of East High School in Green Bay. He served his country during World War II as a member of the U.S. Navy. On June 9, 1951, he married the former Mae A. Petersen and she preceded him in death in 1986. He is a former member of the American Legion Post No. 11. He was also a member of St. Philip the Apostle Catholic Church in Green Bay. He was employed with Ziese Construction as a Cement Finisher until his retirement in 1986. He cherished time spent with his family. He also enjoyed his time with Phyllis and her family. He loved planning for and going on his annual fishing trips to Canada, camping, gardening and his flowers.

He will be sadly missed by his children, Ron (Robin) Vandenbush, Green Bay; Mike (Pam) Vandenbush, Green Bay; Jan Domke (special friend, Gregg Hilbelink), Waldo; Tom (Vicki) Vandenbush, Bonduel; 12 grandchildren, Angela Vandenbush, Meggan Vandenbush, Jennifer (Travis) Frischmann, Kristine Rhode, Elizabeth Vandenbush, Mark Rhode, Michael "Mikey" Vandenbush, Cassandra Popp, Christopher Popp, Tyler Vandenbush, Taylor Vandenbush and Madison Vandenbush; special friend, Phyllis Duschene; one brother, Ralph (Rosemary) Vandenbush; three sisters, Cora Van Donsel, Sherry Kampo, Rosanne (Arnie) Cole; friend, Keith Domke; as well as many nieces, nephews and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Mae; one brother, Robert; and one sister, Helen.

Friends may call at Proko-Wall Funeral Home, 1630 E. Mason St., Sunday from 4 to 8 p.m. American Legion service 6:30 p.m. and Parish Prayer service 7 p.m. Sunday. Visitation will continue Monday at St. Philip the Apostle Catholic Church, 312 Victoria St., from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial 10:30 a.m. at the church with Rev. Larry Canavera officiating. Entombment in Allouez Catholic Mausoleum. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.prokowall.com.

Thank you to the staff and nurses of Harmony House of Green Bay, Unity Hospice, the Curative Workshop and the many volunteers who visited and helped Hank.

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Posted January 6, 2007

Van Epern, Richard G. "Dick"

Dick Van Epern, age 74, of Kaukauna, died peacefully at home January 5, 2007. He was born March 28, 1932, to the late William and Euphamia (Meulemans) Van Epern, in Kaukauna. Dick married his high school sweetheart Helen Deering, August 11, 1953, and spent 53 years together in marriage.

He was a member of Holy Cross Catholic Church, where he was a charter member of the Holy Cross Finance Committee and an usher, he served 32 years on the Vandenbroek Fire Department retiring as Assistant Chief in 1992. He was also an Ag Committee member of the Chamber of Commerce, ASC Committee Member and the Jaycees.

Dick and Helen along with their children operated Van Epern Dairy Farms. He was born in the farmhouse where he later began his farming career alongside his father Bill. Dick moved his family on the farm in 1962, where he was a leader in modern farm technology, installing one of the first milk pipelines and circular parlors in Wisconsin. The progressive farm hosted visitors from five countries, 35 states and countless school children over the years. One of his proudest achievements of his farming career was hosting Wisconsin Farm Progress Days in 1981. Other events he proudly hosted were Farm City Days, Breakfast on the Farm, Jaycees Circus, and Fox Valley Tech Ag course tours.

Dick is survived by his devoted wife, Helen, and loving children: Terry (Kris) Van Epern, Kaukauna; Robin (Lee) Verbruggen, Little Chute; Sandy (Jeff) Kunkel, Leavenworth, KS; Guy (Bonnie) Van Epern, Hurley, WI; Roxy (Jerome) Gebert, Kaukauna; Will (Beth) Van Epern, Kaukauna; his 13 grandchildren: Derik (Annie) Van Epern, Kurt (Nikki) Van Epern and Heidi (Dennis) DeRosso, Casey and Laura Verbruggen, Kyle, Corey and Cameron Kunkel, Corey Van Epern, Aidan and Jack Van Epern, Danielle, Andrea and Mikaela Gebert; and great-grandchildren, Brett and Taylor Van Epern. He is further survived by his brothers and sisters: Carl (Delores) Van Epern, Marion (Jim) Kobussen, Roy (Sally) Van Epern and Karen (Rick) Ramstack; sisters-in-law: Mariann Legener and Pat (Bill) Deering-Robach; brothers-in-law: Leo VandeLoo and Roger Wolf; godchildren: Carol VandeLoo-Crevier, Barbara Legener, Dan Deering, Dan Kobussen, Don Van Epern, and Annie Van Epern; numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by is parents, Bill and Fay Van Epern; brothers, Ray, and Don and sisters, Helen VandeLoo and Marylou Wolf; his mother and father-in-law, George and Laura Deering; and brothers-in-law: Robert Deering and Richard Legener; and sister-in-law, Bea Van Epern.

The funeral liturgy for Richard will be at 11:30 a.m., Tuesday, January 9, 2007, at HOLY CROSS CATHOLIC CHURCH, 309 Desnoyer Street, with Father Jack Mullarkey officiating. Burial will be in Holy Cross Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home from 4-8 p.m., Monday and on Tuesday, at the church, from 10 a.m., until the time of the service. There will be a parish prayer and scripture service at 7 p.m., Monday. In lieu of flowers a memorial fund has been established.

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Posted January 7, 2007

Florence R. Sincoular

Florence R. Sincoular, age 99, a lifetime resident of Two Rivers, died Friday evening, Jan. 5, 2007, at the Wisteria Haus in Two Rivers.

Florence was born on June 25, 1907, in Two Rivers, a daughter of the late Mathias and Anna Schrimpf Haag, and attended local schools. On Aug. 29, 1925, she married Oscar L. Sincoular, and he preceded her in death on Sept. 11, 1989. Florence was a longtime member of Grace Congregational United Church of Christ and the Two Rivers Senior Center. She was a great cook and baker, and enjoyed sewing, knitting, and time spent with her family.

She is survived by her three daughters: Shirley Suettinger and Ann Suettinger, both of Two Rivers, Audrey (Donald) Wilker, Fox River Grove, Ill.; one son, Donald (Joyce) Sincoular, Green Bay; thirteen grandchildren, 29 great-grandchildren, and three great-great-grandchildren. She is further survived by one sister, Carol Boeder, Manitowoc; one sister-in-law, Florence Eggert, Two Rivers, and several nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by three sons-in-law, one brother and one sister.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday (TODAY), Jan. 7, 2007, at Grace Congregational United Church of Christ, 2801 Garfield St., Two Rivers. Officiating at the service will be the Rev. Kim Henning.

The family will greet relatives and friends at Grace Congregational Church, after 1 p.m. (TODAY) until the time of service at 2:00 p.m.

Memorials may be made to Grace Congregational Church or the Two Rivers Senior Center.

Deja & Martin Funeral Chapels, 1506 18th St., Two Rivers, is assisting the Sincoular family with funeral arrangements.

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Jan. 7, 2007

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Posted January 7, 2007

Eis, Ashtyn Collyn

Ashtyn Collyn Eis, Larsen, son of Collyn and Kathleen "Kate" (Van Sambeek). Eis was stillborn on December 26, 2006, at St. Elizabeth Hospital, Appleton.

In addition to his parents Ashtyn is survived by his sister Kierstyn, his grandparents: Marvin (Joan) Eis and Tom (Maria) Van Sambeek, and numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his grandmother Nadine Eis.

Private Services were held.

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Posted January 7, 2007

Giese, Gloria M.

Gloria M. Giese, 77, Green Bay, died on Tuesday, Dec. 26, 2006, at San Luis Rehab Center. She was born on Oct. 9, 1929, to the late Marie (Jauquet) and Harold J. "Tisch" Giese. Gloria was a lifelong resident of Green Bay. She was a member of St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church since childhood. Gloria also held membership and pursued activities in The Daughters of Isabella for many years. Gloria retired as Health Insurance Coordinator from the Green Bay Diocese in 1998. She enjoyed creating ceramic pieces, playing in card marathons and bowling. Gloria was a board member of the GB Women's Bowling Association for many years, and received newspaper publicity for the award of "Bowler-of-the-Year."

She is survived by her sisters, June (Louis) Arps, Wausau; and Mari Anne (Jerrold) Moore, Ft. Myers, Fla.; sisters-in-law, Dorothy Giese and Ruth Giese; as well as many loving nieces and nephews.

Gloria was preceded in death by her brothers, Robert Giese and Jerry Giese.

Visitation will be held on Friday, Jan. 12, 2007, at the Schauer & Schumacher Funeral Home, 340 S. Monroe Ave., from 4 p.m. until the Vigil Service at 6 p.m. Visitation will continue on Saturday, Jan. 13, 2007, at St. John the Evangelist Church, 413 St. John St., from 9:30 a.m. until the Mass of Christian Burial at 10:30 a.m. with Reverend Guy Blair officiating. Interment in Woodlawn Cemetery.

Memorials on behalf of Gloria M. Giese, to be used for the Green Bay Region, may be made to the Alzheimer's Association, 2900 Curry Lane, Suite A, Green Bay WI 54311.

Posted January 7, 2007

Imig, Patricia Lee

Patricia Lee Imig, Vernon Hills, Ill., passed away Thursday January 4, 2007, in Libertyville, Ill.

Born April 21, 1944, in Baraga, Mich., to Lawrence and Leona (nee LaCosse) Denomie. She lived in Vernon Hills, Ill., for eight years. She had previously lived in De Pere, Wis., for fourteen years and before that in the greater Milwaukee area for more than 20 years.

Patricia attended Marquette University and was a career professional engaged in securing grants and funding for Marquette University, Cystic Fibrosis, Cerebral Palsy and organizations dedicated to providing shelter and protection to victims of family violence.

She is survived by her husband, Robert and by brothers, Lawrence Denomie Jr. and Robert Denomie; and sisters, Joan Bemis and Carlota Beauprey, all Baraga, Mich.; and sisters, Deloris Eberl and Betty Villwock, Milwaukee, Wis.

Funeral services Wednesday Jan. 10, 2007, at 7 p.m. at the funeral home. Visitation from 4 p.m. until time of service.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be given to the University of Chicago, Pulmonary Hypertension, 5841 Maryland Ave., Room B 604-MC6080, Chicago, IL- 60637 or to a charity of the donor's choice.

Posted January 7, 2007

Jauquet, Claudia F. (Schauer)

Claudia F. (Schauer) Jauquet, 89, Green Bay, passed away on Thursday, Jan. 4, 2007. She was born Oct. 19, 1917, to the late Charles and Caroline (Weinfurter) Schauer. Claudia married William J. Jauquet June 14, 1941, at St. Kilian's Catholic Church in New Franken. Claudia was a charter member of St. Bernard Catholic Church since 1956. She was a member of the Ladies Altar Society, Catholic Women's Club of Green Bay and the Cabrini Book Club. Claudia sponsored Father Denzil Raja from India through his seminary training. She was an avid golfer, bowler, a member of several bridge clubs and enjoyed making quilts for her grandchildren. She loved her flowers, especially her roses. Claudia cherished the time spent with her family, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.

Claudia is survived by her husband of 65 years, Bill Jauquet, Green Bay; seven children, William (Patricia) Jauquet, Baltimore, Md.; Donald (Susan) Jauquet, Green Bay; Barbara (Thomas) Rawling, Waunakee, Wis.; John (Kathleen) Jauquet, Green Bay; James Jauquet and special friend, Mary Cuene, Green Bay; Debra Jauquet, Danvers, Mass.; Joe (Michelle) Jauquet, Green Bay; sisters, Verona Schauer, New Franken, Wis.; Ann Schauer, De Pere; Julia Bourguignon, De Pere; brother-in-law, Dale (Bea) Englebert, Dyckesville, Wis.; 14 grandchildren, Mary (Ed) Kurek, Rebecca (Erik) Shumaker, Elizabeth (James) Kehrman, Joseph (Magaly) Jauquet, William (Heather) Jauquet, Michael Jauquet, Mary (Peter) Fahndrich, Andrew (Beth) Jauquet, Brett (Shannon) Rentmeester, Brody Rentmeester, Christine (Andrew) Crane, Kevin (Molly) Jauquet, Sam Jauquet, Ben Jauquet; 18 great-grandchildren; many other relatives and dear friends.

She was preceded in death by two sisters, Dolores Schauer, Rita Englebert; four brothers, Erwin Schauer, Arthur Schauer, Adelbert Schauer, Carl Schauer; sisters-in-law, Beatrice Pudlo, Margaret Schauer and Ella Schauer; brothers-in-law, Frank Pudlo and Robert Bourguignon.

Gathering time for family and friends will be held Sunday, Jan. 7, 2007, at Schauer & Schumacher Funeral Home, 340 S. Monroe Ave., from 4 p.m. until the Vigil Service at 7 p.m. led by Deacon John Laurant. Visitation will continue on Monday, Jan. 8, 2007, at St. Bernard Catholic Church, 2040 Hillside Lane, from 10 a.m. until the Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Walter Stumpf officiating. Interment in Allouez Catholic Cemetery.

Special thanks to the Pastoral staff of St. Bernard Parish, Dr. Roderick Meves and the staff of Bornemann Nursing Home, especially Tobi, for the professional and compassionate care they gave Claudia.

In lieu of flowers, memorials to the mission outreach, "Friends of Haiti," would be appreciated in Claudia's name.

Posted January 7, 2007

Le Mense, Florence C.

Florence C. Le Mense, 85, Green Bay, left her pain behind and went to the Lord to be with her husband, Glen and her son, Gary, on Thursday morning, Jan. 4, 2007, while at home.

Due to some family members being out of the country, a memorial prayer service will be held on Sunday, January 14, 2007.

A time of gathering will be held at MALCORE Funeral Home, University Avenue at Baird Street, Sunday, Jan. 14, from 6 p.m. until the time of the memorial service at 7:30 p.m.

Complete obituary to appear Thursday, Jan. 11, 2007, in the Press-Gazette.

Posted January 7, 2007

Van Epern, Richard G. "Dick"

Dick Van Epern, 74, Kaukauna, died peacefully at home Jan. 5, 2007. He was born March 28, 1932, to the late William and Euphamia (Meulemans) Van Epern, in Kaukauna. Dick married his high school sweetheart Helen Deering, Aug. 11, 1953, and spent 53 years together in marriage. He was a member of Holy Cross Catholic Church, where he was a charter member of the Holy Cross Finance Committee and an usher, he served 32 years on the Vandenbroek Fire Department retiring as Assistant Chief in 1992. He was also an Ag Committee member of the Chamber of Commerce, ASC Committee Member and the Jaycees. Dick and Helen along with their children operated Van Epern Dairy Farms. He was born in the farmhouse where he later began his farming career alongside his father Bill. Dick moved his family on the farm in 1962 where he was a leader in modern farm technology, installing one of the first milk pipelines and circular parlors in Wisconsin. The progressive farm hosted visitors from five countries, 35 states and countless school children over the years. One of his proudest achievements of his farming career was hosting Wisconsin Farm Progress Days in 1981. Other events he proudly hosted were Farm City Days, Breakfast on the Farm, Jaycees Ci.

Dick is survived by his devoted wife, Helen, and loving children, Terry (Kris) Van Epern, Kaukauna; Robin (Lee) Verbruggn, Little Chute; Sandy (Jeff) Kunkel, Leavenworth, KS; Guy (Bonnie) Van Epern, Hurley, WI; Roxy (Jerome) Gebert, Kaukauna; Will (Beth) Van Epern, Kaukauna; his 13 grandchildren Derik (Annie) Van Epern, Kurt (Nikki) Van Epern and Heidi (Dennis) DeRosso, Casey and Laura Verbruggen, Kyle, Corey and Cameron Kunkel, Corey Van Epern, Aidan and Jack Van Epern, Danielle, Andrea and Mikaela Gebert, and great grandchildren Brett and Taylor Van Epern.He is further survived by his brothers and sisters Carl (Delores) Van Epern, Marion (Jim) Kobussen, Roy (Sally) Van Epern and Karen (Rick) Ramstack. Sisters in-law Mariann Legener and Pat Deering-Robach. Brothers-in-law, Leo VandeLoo and Roger Wolf. godchildren: Carol VandeLoo-Crevier, Barbara Legener, Dan Deering, Dan Kobussen, Don Van Epern, and Annie Van Epern.

He was proceeded in death by is parents, Bill and Fay Van Epern, brothers Ray, and Don and sisters Helen VandeLoo and Marylou Wolf, his mother and father-in-law George and Laura Deering and brothers-in-law Robert Deering and Richard Legener, and sister-in-law Bea Van Epern.

The funeral liturgy for Richard will be at 11:30 am, Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2007, at HOLY CROSS CATHOLIC CHURCH, 309 Desnoyer Street, with Father Jack Mullarkey officiating. Burial will be in Holy Cross Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home from 4 to 8 p.m., Monday and on Tuesday at the church from 10 a.m., until the time of the service. There will be a parish prayer and scripture service at 7 p.m., Monday. In lieu of flowers a memorial fund has been established.

FARGO FUNERAL HOME

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Posted January 8, 2007

Denis, Elizabeth Marie

Elizabeth Marie Denis, 85, Green Bay, passed away on Saturday, Jan. 6, 2007. She was born in Munising, Mich., to the late Edward and Marie (Van Hala) Lucier. Elizabeth married Arthur C. Denis on April 10, 1951, at St. Francis Xavier Cathedral. They enjoyed more than 48 years together. Arthur preceded her in death on March 30, 2000.

Elizabeth loved her family and cherished the time she spent with her two granddaughters, Abbey Louise and Maxine Elizabeth. She was a longtime member of St. Matthew Catholic Church.

Elizabeth enjoyed golfing, spending time at her cottage and the outdoors. She and her husband liked dancing, traveling and fishing.

She is survived by her son, John Denis, Green Bay; two granddaughters, Abbey Louise and Maxine Elizabeth; sisters-in-law, Marion Denis and Carol Denis; nieces, Elaine (Gene) Snyder, Susan (Ted) Plis and Carol Jean (Larry) LaComb; nephews, George (Christine) Denis and David (Pam) Denis.

Elizabeth is further survived by her special friend, Loretta "LuLu" Anderson; her former daughter-in-law, Leslie Denis, other relatives and dear friends.

She was preceded in death by her sister, Elener Sharron and brothers-in-law, Alfred Sharron, George and Francis Denis.

Gathering time with family and friends will be held on Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2007, at St. Matthew Church, 130 St. Matthew's Street, from 9 a.m. until the Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m. with the Reverend Larry Seidl officiating. Interment in Allouez Cemetery.

Memorials to the American Heart Association would be appreciated.

A special thank you to the doctors and nursing staff of St. Vincent 6th Floor ICU for the wonderful care they gave Elizabeth.

Posted January 8, 2007

Imig, Patricia Lee

Patricia Lee Imig, Vernon Hills, Ill., passed away Thursday, January 4, 2007, in Libertyville, IL.

Born April 21, 1944, in Baraga, Mich., to Lawrence and Leona (nee LaCosse) Denomie. She lived in Vernon Hills, Ill. for eight years. She had previously lived in De Pere, Wis. for fourteen years and before that in the greater Milwaukee area for more than 20 years.

Patricia attended Marquette University and was a career professional engaged in securing grants and funding for Marquette University, Cystic Fibrosis, Cerebral Palsy and organizations dedicated to providing shelter and protection to victims of family violence.

She is survived by her husband, Robert and by brothers, Lawrence Denomie Jr. and Robert Denomie; and sisters, Joan Bemis and Carlota Beauprey, all Baraga, Mich.; and sisters, Deloris Eberl and Betty Villwock, Milwaukee, Wis.

Funeral services Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2007, at 7 p.m. at the funeral home. Visitation from 4 p.m. until time of service.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be given to the University of Chicago, Pulmonary Hypertension, 5841 Maryland Ave., Room B 604-MC6080, Chicago, IL 60637 or to a charity of the donor's choice.

Posted January 8, 2007

Mommaerts, Jessica A.

Jessica A. Mommaerts, 55, De Pere, passed away Sunday morning, Jan. 7, 2007, at a local hospital. The daughter of James Reiten and the late Anne (Taglienti) Reiten was born Oct. 17, 1951, in Iron Mountain, Mich. Jessica was a 1969 graduate of Iron Mountain High School and a 1973 graduate of St. Norbert College. She worked for H.J. Martin Company in Green Bay for the past fourteen years. Jessica enjoyed swimming, water sports and snow skiing.

Survivors include two children, Bill Mommaerts and Kathryn Mommaerts, De Pere; her father, James Reiten; one brother, Stephen Reiten, Iron Mountain, Mich.; two nieces, Leigh and Maureen Reiten.

She was preceded in death by her mother, Anne, and one nephew, Thomas.

Friends may call at RYAN FUNERAL HOME, 305 North Tenth Street, De Pere, from 4 to 6:30 p.m. Tuesday Jan. 9, 2007. Parish prayer service will be held to close the visitation hours at 6:30 p.m. Visitation will continue on Wednesday at St, Mary Catholic Community on Pope John XXIII Circle off Sportsman Drive, Town of Ledgeview, from 9 to 10 a.m. Mass of Resurrection will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the church with the Rev. John H. Harper, officiating. Burial in Fort Howard Cemetery.

Posted January 8, 2007

Walraven, Edith Colignon

Mrs. Edith Colignon Walraven, 92, Green Bay, passed away peacefully Sunday morning.

Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Cotter Funeral Home, De Pere.

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Posted January 8, 2007

Margaret M. 'Grandma' Bartel

Margaret M. "Grandma" Bartel, age 87, of 204 S. Fourth Ave., St. Nazianz, died Saturday morning, Jan. 6, 2007, surrounded by her family after a short battle with cancer.

She was the former Margaret Krueger, born on April 28, 1919, in Milwaukee, daughter of the late William and Martha Rossman Krueger and stepdaughter to the late August Lenz.

Grandma had a long history in the hospitality and restaurant business throughout Wisconsin. Among her credits, she was the first woman to hold a bar license in the city of Appleton. Grandma truly enjoyed life and lived it to the fullest. She was a "Jack-of-all-trades" and would try just about anything. Grandma drove stock cars at Hales Corners, worked as a gravel truck driver, loved spending time in the outdoors -- especially fishing, took gambling trips to the casinos and a relaxer after a hard days' work. Most importantly, Grandma enjoyed being around, and socializing with her many friends and family.

Survivors include her children: Gerald Krueger of Fremont, Margie (Larry) Francis of Waukesha, Ronald (Susan) Wiza of Waukesha, Florian (Shirley) Wiza of Hatley, Nanner Schultz and special friend Butch Liesch of St. Nazianz and Marcy (Bob) Zurkowski of Kiel; loving daughter-in-law: Mary Wiza of West Bend; 20 grandchildren; 30 great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren. She is further survived by two sisters-in-law: Bonnie Lenz of Windlake and Mildred Krueger of Waterford; nieces, nephews and cousins. Grandma had many dear friends, too numerous to mention. You will never be forgotten.

She was preceded in death by a great-grandchild: Amanda Leigh Much; five brothers: Charles and William Krueger, Peter, Edward and Russell Lenz; two sisters: Leona (Hudy) Krueger and Dorothy Kjos.

Marge to some, Grandma to most, friend to ALL.

A memorial service and time of remembering will take place at 3 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2007, at the Meiselwitz-Vollstedt Funeral Home, 815 Sixth St., Kiel. Friends may call at the funeral home on Tuesday from 1 p.m. until the time of service.

Posted January 8, 2007

Biese, James "Jim"

James "Jim" Biese, 64, De Pere, passed away Saturday evening, Jan. 6, 2007, at home. The son of the late John and Genevieve (Schouten) Biese was born March 17, 1942, in Appleton. He married the former Diane De Cleene on June 8, 1963, at St. Francis Catholic Church in De Pere.

Jim worked at Moore Response Marketing from February 1964 until his retirement in 1999. He was an avid snowmobiler and belonged to the River Road Riders Snowmobile Club.

Survivors include his wife, Diane, and two daughters and sons-in-law, and their families, Pamela and Douglas Eberle, and their daughter, Stephanie, Wauwatosa; and Tracey and Dan Schnick, and their children, Danny and Ashley, Hartland; as well as Jim's family, John and Agnes Biese, Katherine "Kay" (Jim's twin) and James Muench, William "Bill" Biese and Shirley Biese, and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Friends may call at RYAN FUNERAL HOME, 305 North Tenth Street, De Pere, from 4 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2007.

Parish prayer service will be held at 7:30 p.m. Visitation will continue after 9:30 a.m. Wednesday at St. Paul Catholic Church, Wrightstown, until time of service. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at the church at 11 a.m. Wednesday with the Rev. Msgr. John Schuh, officiating. Burial in the St. Patrick Cemetery. Please visit www.ryanfh.com to send online condolences to the Biese family. In lieu of other expressions of sympathy, a memorial fund has been established.

The family extends a special thanks to Jim's special niece, Laurie as well as Unity Hospice for their care and support.

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Posted January 9, 2007

Healy, Daniel

Daniel Healy, 85, Green Bay resident, died suddenly on Sunday, Jan. 7, 2007, at his home.

He was born on Sept., 20, 1921, to the late Daniel and Virginia (Patton) Healy.

On Sept. 30, 1950, he married Ann Binsfield in Glenmore and they enjoyed 55 years together. They owned and operated a dairy farm in the town of Eaton, and he worked for James River Co. for 38 years until retirement.

He will be sadly missed by one daughter, Carol Deiter, and her special friend, Mel, of Lyles, Tenn.; three sons and two daughters-in-law, James (Terry) Healy, Green Bay; Randy (fiancee, Kristine Benz) Healy, Green Bay; Jerry (Lizabeth) Healy, Bellevue; his grandchildren, Michael and Tammy Deiter, Tennesee; Dan, Joe, and Jim Healy, Green Bay; Christopher (Jamie) Healy, Abrams; Marybeth and Robert Healy, Bellevue; a brother, John Healy, Glenmore; a sister, Ellen Klish, Green Bay; sister-in-law, Lucille (Maynard) Huber; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Ann Healy; four sisters, Catherine (Joseph) Frisque, Marie (Peter) Kielpikowski, Myrtle (Patrick) Duggan, Mildred (Bernard) Allen; three brothers-in-law, George Klish, and George and John Binsfield.

Friends may call at Proko-Wall Funeral Home and Crematory, 1630 E. Mason St., on Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2007, from 4 to 8 p.m. Prayer and scripture service 7 p.m. Thursday. Visitation will continue Thursday at Prince of Peace-Holy Trinity, Pine Grove site, from 10 a.m. until the time of service. Mass of Christian Burial 11 a.m. Thursday at the church with Rev. Robert Rhyner officiating. Entombment in Allouez Catholic Mausoleum. Online condolences may be expressed at www.prokowall.com.

Posted January 9, 2007

Walraven, Mrs. Edith Colignon

Mrs. Edith Colignon Walraven, passed peacefully Sunday morning, Jan. 7, 2007, at a local hospital.

Edith was born March 23, 1914, to the late John and Elizabeth (Brace) Colignon.

On July 31, 1965, she married Peter Walraven in Grand Rapids, Mich. He preceded her in death on Nov. 8, 1984.

Edith enjoyed her bridge club and was a longtime active member of the P.E.O., but mostly she enjoyed reading.

Edith was a graduate of East High and the University of Wisconsin School of Education and the School of Library Science. She worked at the University of Oregon Library as well as the Kellogg Public Library. Edith traveled extensively before her marriage to Peter, including trips to Alaska, Jamaica and as well several trips to France, visiting her uncle. After she married Peter, they were snowbirds and in the winter months traveling all over the southern and western states. The trip they enjoyed most was a six weeks cruise of the South Pacific, stopping at such exotic places as Tahiti, New Zealand, Australia, Figi, Pango-Pango and Hawaii.

Edith is survived by a sister-in-law, Hope Colignon, Silverdale, Wash.; nephew, Dr. Ward Colignon and his wife, Marietta, and their children, Marya and Evin, Poulsbo, Wash.; niece, Janet Thatcher and her son, Drew, Bellevue, Wash.; stepsons, Robert (June) Walraven, Wausau; Gerald (Betty) Walraven, Green Bay; as well as six stepgrandchildren.

Edith was preceded in death by her parents; a brother, Brace Colignon; and her husband, Peter.

MY LIFE — By Edith

Eons ago in a small house on Grignon

I was born and christened Edith Colignon My father, a lawyer, was Belgian and French My Scotch-English mother was a right pretty wench I inherited my father's great love of books And a mixture of both when it came to looks.

One brother had I, a dear little boy,

Though he lives far away he is still a great joy.

My childhood was happy as the years increased, My grade school was Howe, my high school was East.

Next came one year as a co-ed at Beloit College, Then three years at Madison pursuing knowledge.

Back to Green Bay for a few years of work, Both substitute teaching and law office clerk. Then after the war years I started to roam First Washington, D.C., then Seattle were home. Next back to Madison to get my M.A.

I'd discovered librarianship along the way.

Then to the University of Oregon Library out west, For six years a reference librarian, what I liked best.

But in 1960 I ceased to roam, My parents' illnesses called me home.

Their deaths that year caused unbearable grief But thanks to friends I found relief.

So at the local library I resumed my career Until 1965 — my very favorite year, When I met and married Peter Walraven, a wonderful man.

We traveled together for 20 years as kindred souls.

This is when the best years of my life began.

Family and friends may call Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2007, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at Cotter Funeral Home, 860 N. Webster Ave., De Pere. Funeral services will be held 3 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home, with the Rev. Dr. Ted L. Tromble officiating. Interment will be in Nicolet Memorial Gardens. Online condolences may be expressed at cotterfuneralhome.com.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to the Special Care Unit at Woodside for their excellent care and concern, and also to Bellin 4th floor staff for keeping her comfortable during her last days.

1/9/2007 Kewaunee County Reporters

 

Harriet Strnad

Harriet (Pinky) Strnad, 65, of Algoma, passed away Monday, January 1, 2007, peacefully at home surrounded by her loving family.
She was born September 9, 1941, in Green Bay, to the late Leo and Harriet (Roznowski) Veeser.

Harriet graduated from Casco High School as salutatorian in 1959. She was employed by Channel 5 and later by the Bank of Casco. She spent most of her life working on the family's century-old dairy farm. She married James F. Strnad, May 19, 1962, at Holy Trinity Catholic Church, Casco. Harriet was a former president of TOPS and also a former president of Holy Trinity Altar Society. She was a former choir member and organist for the Holy Trinity Congregation.
Harriet enjoyed rubber stamping, knitting and embroidering. Her greatest joy was spending time with her family, especially her seven grandkids, who always brought a smile to her face.

Harriet is survived by her husband of 44 years, James; her children, Jody Strnad, Green Bay; Tim Strnad (special friend, Patty Pucel), Algoma; Jon (Christine) Strnad, Oconto; Tony (Sara) Strnad, Casco; her grandchildren, Jessica, Emelia, Michaela, Joshua, Katrina, Rachael and Benjamin; her brothers and sisters, Cheryl (Bill) Bellin, Casco; Barb (Dennis) Worachek, Casco; Lee (Terri) Veeser, Casco; Pat (Brenda) Veeser, Luxemburg; Andy (Bernadette) Bellin, Casco; Gayla (Peter) Wagner, Maplewood; Kevin (Lisa) Wade, Algoma; Paula Davis, Mountain; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Edward (Mary Ann) Strnad, Kewaunee; Helen (Ralph) Ropson, Algoma; Joe (Carol) Strnad, Casco; Rosemary (Arnold) Dart, Green Bay; Bill Pickett, Wausaukee; two aunts, Suzanne Piaskow-ski, Green Bay; Myrtle Veeser, Green Bay; nieces, nephews and cousins.

She was preceded in death by one sister, Gerri Bellin; two stepmothers, Donna and Gladys Veeser; one stepbrother, Wyman Wade; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Mary (Richard) Gabriel, Dorothy (Donald) Defnet, Katie Pickett; many aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.

Friends called at Wiesner and Massart Funeral Home, Casco, from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday, January 4, and again Friday until 10 a.m., at the funeral home. Wake service was held at 7 p.m. Thursday. Mass of Christian Burial was held Friday, at 10:30 a.m., at Holy Trinity Catholic Church, Casco, with Father Milton Suess officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.

 

Robert Meyers


Robert Meyers, 79, Casco, passed away Friday, January 5, 2007, at home.

He was born July 8, 1927, to the late Levi and Clara (Inhoff) Meyers.

He married Edna Olson September 5, 1953, in Baltimore, Md.

Bob served his country in the Navy during World War II and the Korean War.

He is survived by his wife, Edna; four daughters, Sharon (Steve) Elsner, Sherwood; Carol (Dale) Perleberg, Luxemburg; Cathy (Robert) Lohrey, Algoma; Linda Elsner (fiance' Joe Brown), Green Bay; seven grandchildren, Greg (Jill) Perleberg, Brian Perleberg (fiancee' Jenny VanGysel), Steve Perleberg, Stephanie Elsner, Linda (Robert) LeBotte, April Lohrey, James Lohrey; four great-grandchildren, Terry, Beau, Grace and Alex Perleberg.

A private family memorial service was held on Wednesday, January 10. Wiesner & Massart Funeral Home assisted the family with arrangements.


Joseph Dantinne


Joseph "Joe" L. Dantinne, 86, Sugarbush, died early Wednesday morning, January 3, 2007, at Odd Fellows Nursing Home, in Green Bay.
He was born March 20, 1920, in Sugarbush, to the late Martin and Alvina (Leurquin) Dantinne.

On November 28, 1940, Joe married Viola Wunsch at St. Mary Church, Luxemburg. Together they farmed in Sugarbush until their retirement in 1984. His enjoyments included dancing, gambling, playing cards and spending his time with people in general.

Survivors include his wife of 66 years, Viola; and their children, Mary Ann (Roger) Steckhan, Gleason; Rita (Donald) Zellner, Brussels; Sandi (Tom) VanderVest, Middleton; Martin (Jane) Dantinne,Green Bay; Donald (Debra) Dantinne, Madison; Michelle (Pat) Zellner, Sugarbush; 14 grandchildren, Lori (Jim) Brinza, Richard (Dawn) Nelson, Geralynn (Ian) Nelson, Tim (Tricia) Zellner, Cathy (Terry) Brusda, Tom (Kathy) Zellner, Christine (Chris) Clark, Carri Jo (Adam) Kolmorgen, Elizabeth (Terry) Tuschen, Brian (Maureen) VanderVest, Alison (Chris) Risley, Craig (Angie) Zellner, Eric Zellner, Abby Zellner; 23 great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by one brother, Achille (Mayme) Dantinne; five sisters, Ann (Alex) Smeester, Florence (Clem) Schneider, Olive (Joe) Dorner, Carla (Howard) Mooren, Esther (Jim) Smithwick; one brother-in-law, Raymond Wunsch; his father-in-law and mother-in-law, Fred and Regina Wunsch.

Friends called at the McMAHON FUNERAL HOME, LUXEMBURG, from 3 to 8 p.m. Friday, January 5. Parish prayer service was held at 7 p.m. Friday, led by Sally Reynen, parish director. Visitation continued Saturday from 9 to 10:15 a.m. at St. Thomas Church, Sugarbush. Funeral was held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the church, with Rev. Dean Dombroski officiating. Entombment followed.

 

1/10/2007 GBPG

 

Posted January 10, 2007

Anschutz, Florence L.

Florence L. Anschutz, 95, Seymour, passed away early Tuesday morning, Jan. 9, 2007, at a Green Bay hospital. She was born May 5, 1911, in Milwaukee, the daughter of the late Edmond and Martha (Chrapkowski) Guszak. On Nov. 25, 1931, she was united in marriage to Chris Anschutz in Seymour; he preceded her in death on April 4, 1993. Florence was a member of St. John's Catholic Church, Seymour, and a member of the Christian Mothers. She enjoyed playing cards, especially winning; crocheting, gardening, flowers and time spent with her family.

She is survived by her children, Alice Anschutz, Minneapolis, Minn.; Chris (Jenny) Anschutz, Black Creek; and Karen (Bruce) Planert, Freedom; her daughter-in-law, Pat Anschutz, Seymour; 13 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren, and five great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her son, Carl Anschutz; two brothers and one sister.

Friends may call at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, 915 Ivory St., Seymour, on Thursday, Jan. 11, 2007, from 10 a.m. until 12 Noon. The Mass of Christian Burial will be at 12 noon, with Father Bob Kabat officiating. The burial will be at Highland Memorial Park, Appleton. The Muehl-Boettcher Funeral Home, Seymour, is assisting the family.

The family wishes to express special thanks to the staffs of Meadow Wood and St. Mary's Hospital, for all their care and concern.

Posted January 10, 2007

Bergman, Deborah D. "Debbie"

Deborah D. "Debbie" Bergman, 51, Green Bay, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2007, at her home, after a courageous battle with cancer. She was born on Dec. 19, 1955, in Marinette, to Louis E. and Joan A. (Weber) Stoeger of Green Bay. She was employed at Cliff and Ceil's for 15 years and later worked with her fiance, Tony, at Bonjean Concrete, doing bookwork. Debbie was a very loving, caring and giving person. She loved decorating, going up north to the cottage, and the "occasional" visit to the casino.

Survivors include her parents, Joan and Louis Stoeger; her fiance, Tony Bonjean, Green Bay; four children, Patrick (Tara) DuChateau, Green Bay; Brian (Cindy) DuChateau, Appleton; Robb Bergman, Green Bay; Doug Bergman, Green Bay; five grandchildren, McKenzie, Brett, Brady, Hailey and Trent. She is further survived by her brothers and sister, Jeff (Kay) Stoeger, Kewaunee; Scott Stoeger, Green Bay; and Julie Musial, Green Bay; her best friend, Carolyn Zawacki, Green Bay; nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends.

Friends may call at Proko-Wall Funeral Home, 1630 E. Mason St., on Thursday from 4 to 8 p.m. Visitation will continue on Friday from 10 to 11 a.m. at Our Saviour Lutheran Church, 120 S. Henry St. Funeral Service at 11 a.m. at the church with Rev. David H. Hatch officiating. Online condolences can be sent to the Bergman family at www.prokowall.com

The family would like to express a special thank you to the Lombardi Cancer Center of Aurora Baycare, especially Dr. Pukel and nurses Diane, Kate and Janet.

Posted January 10, 2007

Brazner, Ruth A.

Ruth A. (Mathys) Brazner, 77, Appleton, formerly of Green Bay, passed away at her home on Jan. 9, 2007. She was born in Green Bay on Jan. 6, 1930, daughter of the late Charles and Estelle (Sheehy) Mathys. Ruth graduated from Green Bay West High School in 1948 as Valedictorian. She attended the University of Wisconsin-Madison and graduated with a Bachelor's Degree in Social Work and was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. Ruth was a social worker for Brown and Outagamie Counties. On Nov. 28, 1953, she married her husband of 53 years, Larrie Brazner. She very much enjoyed her volunteering at Leaven, various libraries and the Nature Conservatory in Naples, Fla. Ruth was also active at St. Therese Catholic Church being a communion distributor. She loved to travel around the world, read, play tennis, golf and was an avid sports enthusiast, closely following college and professional football, baseball and basketball. She was well known for her broad knowledge of the games and players. Her love for the Packers was inspired because her father was a Packer quarterback in the 1920s and is in the Packer Hall of Fame.

Ruth is survived by her husband, Larrie; children, Paula (Jeff) Wieckert, Minneapolis, Minn. and their children, Sarah and Adam; John (Meg Raven) Brazner, Halifax, Nova Scotia; brother, Charles Mathys, Jr., Green Bay and his children, Terry Mathys and his children, Erik and Kevin (Jessie), Douglas (Mary Beth) Mathys and their sons, Ben, Matt and Charlie; Marty (Linda) Mathys and their daughters, Allie and Erin; Mary (Mike) Dirschl and their daughters, Terra and Becca; and Amy Hillesheim and her son, Dominic. She is further survived by other family members in the United States and New Zealand.

Ruth is preceded in death by her mother and father-in-law, Frank and Ruth (Mark) Brazner and her sister-in-law, Peggy Mathys.

The funeral liturgy will be at 11 a.m. on Friday, Jan. 12, 2007, at ST. THERESE CATHOLIC CHURCH, 312 E. Wisconsin Ave., Appleton, with Fr. William Hoffman officiating. Friends will be received at the funeral home on Thursday from 5 p.m. ending with a wake service at 7 p.m. and at the church on Friday from 10 a.m. until the time of the liturgy.

A memorial fund in Ruth's name is being established for Leaven and The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society (L.L.S.).

The family extends a special thank you to Dr. John Swanson, Mary Jo Murphy, and the nurses at Siekman Cancer Center and Theda Care at Home for their personal, warm and comforting care.

Posted January 10, 2007

Duchateau, Clifford Joseph

Clifford Joseph Duchateau, 83, Green Bay, died peacefully, Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2007. He was born March 19, 1923, in Green Bay, to Ben and Lucy Duchateau. Clifford attended Green Bay West High School and served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. After returning home, Clifford worked on the Milwaukee Road Railroad, first shoveling coal into the steam engines and then becoming a locomotive engineer. He retired in 1982. Clifford's passions were his family, fishing and hunting.

He is survived by his children and their spouses, Terry and Sharon Ballentine, Waycross, Ga.; Paul and Judy DuChateau, Duck Creek; Lee and Wendy Duchateau, Krakow; Nancy and Mort Kind, Shawano; Keith and Diane DuChateau, Ann and Robert Rose, all of Green Bay; ten grandchildren, Sarah, Erin, Joseph, Jenny, Ryan, Robbie, Meghan, Brian, Kayla, Kelly; one brother, Bernard DuChateau, Mill Center; a special friend, Mary Belonger, Green Bay; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Barbara; his parents; and a brother, Ralph Duchateau.

Friends may call at Bethel Evangelical Lutheran Church, 1350 Bond St., from 9 to 10:30 a.m. Saturday. The Funeral Service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the church with the Rev. Gary Froseth officiating. Entombment will be in the Shrine of the Good Shepherd Mausoleum.

The Duchateau family would like to thank all the doctors, nurses and staff of Aurora BayCare for the care given to Clifford and his family.

Posted January 10, 2007

Thomson, Clarice J.

Clarice Thomson, 86, a Lena resident, went to be with God on Jan. 8, 2007. She passed away at home in the company of her loving family. Daughter of the late Anton and Della (Valley) Cretton, Clarice was born Dec. 17, 1920. She married Raphael Thomson on May 20, 1944. Clarice was a long time member of Holy Cross Parish and Altar Society in Lena, Wis. She also served as a Eucharistic Minister at Holy Cross for many years. She worked at Holy Cross Catholic Grade School as a cook for 11 years. After Holy Cross, she worked at Coleman Products until her retirement in 1986. She served the community as a Respite Care volunteer for several years and as an Election Clerk for over 15 years. Clarice enjoyed playing cards with her dear friends and was a member of the Senior Citizen's Card Club. She loved all sports and was an avid fan of the Packers, Badgers and Brewers. She enjoyed spending time with her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She will be sadly missed by her family and friends.

She is survived by three sons and daughters-in-law, Robert (Marcella) Thomson, Appleton; Raphael Jr. (Joan Godfrey) Thomson, San Marcos, Calif.; and William (Kelly) Thomson, Lena; five daughters and sons-in-law, Judie (John) Sylvester, Suring; Susan (Mark) Alden, Linda (Leon) Maccaux, Green Bay; Mary (Joe) Westberg, Peshtigo; and Laurie (Bob) Conrad, Green Bay; 17 grandchildren, Barb (Arn) Steinfeldt, Diane (Steve) Mitchell, Rick (Carrie) Thomson, Jim Sylvester, Julie (Mark) Lewis, Joe (Joy) Sylvester, Jenny (Chris) Tousey, Shannon Spice, Shelly Wolf, Michelle (Bruce) Loberger, Jeff (Michelle) Maccaux, Bob Westberg, Nicole (Steve) Konkel, Nick (Amy) Thomson, Aaron, Paige and Brooke Woodford; and 18 great-grandchildren; six sisters-in-law, Charlotte Brown, Green Bay; Alice Thomson, Lena; Helen Thomson, Lena; Carol Thomson, Lena; Agnes Manske, Peshtigo; and Lorraine Thomson; Coleman; and one brother-in-law, Virgil Thomson, Coleman.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Raphael, who passed away on Oct. 13, 1985; her mother and father-in-law, Albert and Clementine (Vanden Branden) Thomson; brothers and sisters-in-law, George (Marie) Brown, John Brown, Raymond Brown and Amos Cretton; and sisters and brothers-in-law, Jenny (David) Ausloos, Mildred (Bill) Nytes, Loyola (Alvin) Hanson, Morcile Cretton, Lorraine (Bill) Verheyen, Imogene (Robert) Martin, Dorothy (Robert) Belland and Blanche Stachowiak.

Friends and family may call at Rhodes-Charapata Funeral Home, 438 W. Main St., Lena, Wis., on Thursday from 4 to 8 p.m., 5:30 p.m. Altar Society Prayer Service. Wake Service 7 p.m. Visitation will continue from 9 a.m. Friday until the funeral cortege leaves for church. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at Holy Cross Parish, 221 E. Main St., Lena, Wis., on Friday, Jan. 12, 2007, at 10 a.m., with the Rev. Lawrence T. Marto officiating. Burial will be at St. Charles Cemetery, Lena.

Her family wishes to extend a special thanks to Dr. David Mertens for his years of compassionate care, the Doctors and staff at Bay Area Nephrology and Da Vita Dialysis Center and to the caring staff of Unity Hospice.

1/10/2007 Herald Times Reporter

 

Posted January 10, 2007

Paul J. Novachek

Paul J. Novachek, age 76, of 4504 Twin Bridge Road, Mishicot, entered into eternal rest on Monday, Jan. 8, 2007, at Holy Family Memorial Medical Center in Manitowoc.

Paul was born on Oct. 31, 1930 in Mishicot, to the late Joseph and Lydia Kohout Novachek and has been a lifelong area resident. He was a graduate of the Mishicot High School, graduating with the class of 1948. He married the former Delores Smits on July 15, 1961 at St. Mary's Catholic Church in De Pere. He owned and operated Nova-Craft Cabinets, and also farmed. Paul was a member of Holy Cross Catholic Church in Mishicot, and was a past member of the church choir. He was also a member of the Wisconsin Woodland Owners Association and the Wisconsin Tree Farm Organization. He was voted as the Manitowoc County Tree Farmer of the year in 2000, and was runner-up for the 2001 State of Wisconsin Tree Farmer of the year. Paul enjoyed bowling, golfing, trout fishing, hunting, working on wood projects, traveling out west, but especially enjoyed working every day on his 100 acres of woods. He also had great joy in singing with his Irish tenor voice.

Survivors include his wife: Delores; one daughter and son-in-law: Paula and Tony Kiel of Mishicot; one son: Dennis Novachek of Mishicot; four grandchildren: Stephany, Matthew, Mitchell and Benjamin. He is further survived by one sister and brother-in-law: Carol and Lee Wolf of Sheboygan; and by his nieces, nephews and cousins. In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by two sisters and brothers-in-law: Florence and Ed Breider; Marion and Merlin Ross; and by a very special friend: Mark Last.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Jan. 11, 2007, at Holy Cross Catholic Church in Mishicot, with the Rev. Paul Paider officiating, with burial to follow in the parish cemetery.

Relatives and friends may call after 9 a.m. on Thursday at Holy Cross Catholic Church in Mishicot, until the time of service at 11 a.m. There will be no Wednesday evening visitation.

1/10/2007 Post Crescent

 

Posted January 10, 2007

Anschutz, Florence L.

Florence L. Anschutz, age 95, Seymour, passed away early Tuesday morning, January 9, 2007, at a Green Bay hospital. She was born May 5, 1911, in Milwaukee, the daughter of the late Edmond and Martha (Chrapkowski) Guszak. On November 25, 1931, she was united in marriage to Chris Anschutz in Seymour, he preceded her in death on April 4, 1993.

Florence was a member of St. John's Catholic Church, Seymour, and a member of the Christian Mothers. She enjoyed playing cards, especially winning; crocheting, gardening, flowers and time spent with her family.

She is survived by her children: Alice Anschutz, Minneapolis, MN; Chris (Jenny) Anschutz, Black Creek; and Karen (Bruce) Planert, Freedom; her daughter-in-law, Pat Anschutz, Seymour; 13 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren, and five great great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her son, Carl Anschutz; two brothers and a sister.

Friends may call at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, 915 Ivory Street, Seymour, on Thursday, January 11, 2007, from 10 a.m. until 12 Noon. The Mass of Christian Burial will be at 12 noon, with Father Bob Kabat officiating. The burial will be at Highland Memorial Park, Appleton. The Muehl-Boettcher Funeral Home, Seymour is assisting the family.

The family wishes to express special thanks to the staffs of Meadow Wood and St. Mary's Hospital, for all their care and concern.

Posted January 10, 2007

Brazner, Ruth A. (Mathys)

Ruth A. (Mathys) Brazner, of Appleton, age 77, formerly of Green Bay, passed away at her home on January 9, 2007. She was born in Green Bay on January 6, 1930, daughter of the late Charles and Estelle (Sheehy) Mathys. Ruth graduated from Green Bay West High School in 1948 as Valedictorian. She attended the University of Wisconsin-Madison and graduated with a Bachelor's Degree in Social Work and was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. Ruth was a social worker for Brown and Outagamie Counties. On November 28, 1953, she married her husband of 53 years, Larrie Brazner. She very much enjoyed her volunteering at Leaven, various libraries and the Nature Conservatory in Naples, FL. Ruth was also active at St. Therese Catholic Church being a communion distributor. She loved to travel around the world, read, play tennis, golf and was an avid sports enthusiast, closely following college and professional football, baseball and basketball. She was well known for her broad knowledge of the games and players. Her love for the Packers was inspired because her father was a Packer quarterback in the 1920s and is in the Packer Hall of Fame.

Ruth is survived by her husband Larrie; children: Paula (Jeff) Wieckert of Minneapolis, MN, and their children Sarah and Adam; John (Meg Raven) Brazner of Halifax, Nova Scotia; brother, Charles Mathys, Jr. of Green Bay and his children: Terry Mathys and his children: Erik and Kevin (Jessie), Douglas (Mary Beth) Mathys and their sons: Ben, Matt and Charlie; Marty (Linda) Mathys and their daughters: Allie and Erin; Mary (Mike) Dirschl and their daughters Terra and Becca; and Amy Hillesheim and her son, Dominic. She is further survived by other family members in the United States and New Zealand.

Ruth is preceded in death by her mother and father-in-law, Frank and Ruth (Mark) Brazner; and her sister-in-law, Peggy Mathys.

The funeral liturgy will be at 11 a.m. on Friday, January 12, 2007, at ST. THERESE CATHOLIC CHURCH, 312 E. Wisconsin Ave., Appleton, with Fr. William Hoffman officiating. Friends will be received at the funeral home on Thursday from 5 p.m. ending with a wake service at 7 p.m. and at the church on Friday from 10 a.m. until the time of the liturgy.

A memorial fund in Ruth's name is being established for Leaven and The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society (L.L.S.).

The family extends a special thank you to Dr. John Swanson, Mary Jo Murphy, and the nurses at Siekman Cancer Center and Theda Care at Home for their personal, warm and comforting care.

1/11/2007 GBPG

 

Posted January 11, 2007

Delveaux, Elmer J.

Elmer J. Delveaux, 86, Tonet, died unexpectedly early Wednesday morning, Jan. 10, 2007. He was born June 21, 1920, in Duvall, to the late Joseph and Anna (Johnson) Delveaux. On Nov. 5, 1941, he married Bertha Vandenhouten at St. Martin Church, Tonet. Elmer retired in 1983 from the Algoma Plumbers and Woodwork Co. he was an avid Packer Fan, enjoyed gambling, playing cards and spending time with his family.

Survivors include his wife of 65 years, Bertha; and their children, Donna (Roger) Dorner, Bellevue; Jill (Marty) Lalko, Oshkosh; Gary (Rita) Delveaux, Green Bay; Linda (Matt) Connell, Milwaukee; Lisa (Lee) Laurent, New Franken; 12 grandchildren, Michael (Beth) Hutzler, Michele (Andy) Lechner, Jason (Nicole) Dorner, Amy (Tom) Wiegand, Heidi (Patrick) Janowski, Mark (Heather) Delveaux, Paul (Kellie) Delveaux, Michael Connell, Cari Connell, Ben Laurent, Beth Laurent, Brianna Laurent; 16 great-grandchildren; three sisters-in-law and one brother-in-law, Verna Mae and Elmer Frisque, Bay Settlement; Janice (Miles) Haucke, Luxemburg; Rita Delveaux, Green Bay.

He was preceded in death by two brothers and one sister-in-law, Leonard Delveaux, Orville and Betty Delveaux; one brother-in-law, Bernard Vandenhouten; his stepfather George Bertrand.

Friends may call at the MCMAHON FUNERAL HOME, LUXEMBURG, 4 to 8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 12, 2007. Prayer service 7 p.m. Friday with Sister Marlene Dimmerling, Parish Director. Visitation will continue between 9:30 and 10:45 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 13, 2007, at St. Louis Church, Dyckesville. Funeral 11 a.m. Saturday at the Church with the Rev. Richard Mauthe Officiating. Burial in St. Martin Cemetery, Tonet.

A special thank you is extended to our dear friends Janice and Miles Hauke, as well as the Luxemburg Rescue Squad for compassionate care offered to our family.

Posted January 11, 2007

Kitslaar, William H.

William H. Kitslaar, 87, Allouez, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2007, at a local nursing home following an extended illness. He was born in Green Bay, Wis., on June 26, 1919, the eldest son of John L. and Dympha (McLaughlin) Kitslaar. He was educated at St. Willebrord Elementary School in Green Bay, St. Norbert High School, St. Norbert College in De Pere, and graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in June 1942. He was drafted into military service in July, 1942 and received his commission as a 2nd Lieutenant, Infantry in March, 1943. He was stationed at various military posts in New Orleans until being discharged as a Captain, Transportation Corps in June, 1946.

Following his military service, he was employed by Retail Credit in Green Bay until 1959 when he joined his father and brothers, John, Jr. and Francis in the family business of Church Decorating, Painting and Decorating and the operation of a retail paint store and Interior Design Studio. In 1973, he and his brother, John Jr., opened Kitslaar Carriage House, an Ethan Allen Gallery on South Oneida where he remained active until his retirement.

He and Patricia Ann LaPlant, daughter of the late Cyrus and Elizabeth (Bettine) LaPlant were married on Dec. 27, 1950, at St. Francis Xavier Cathedral in Green Bay.

He is survived by his wife, Patricia, and their four children and spouses, Peter, Mountain, Wis. and his children, Kristy (Tony) Brink, Amy Kitslaar and her fiance, Joe Ecke, and Mark Kitslaar; Joseph and Dalene, Rochester, Minn., and their daughters, Abby and Emily; Betsy and Mark Lidke, Edina, Minn., and their children, Will and Audrey; and Tricia and Charles Parshall, Freedom, and their daughters, Madeline, Molly, and Grace; brothers and sisters and their spouses, John and Peggy Kitslaar, Green Bay; Tom and Kathy Kitslaar, Green Bay; Mary and Robert Zellner, Lake Forest, Ill.; Therese Stevens, Marinette; and Sister Kathryn Kitslaar, St. Louis, Mo.; and Mrs. Francis Kitslaar; and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife's parents; a brother, Francis; and a brother-in-law, George Stevens.

The world was made a better place for having had Bill around to hold open a door for someone else to walk through, to express gratitude with instant thank-you's and holding a place in his heart for any who needed.

Family and friends may call Thursday, January 11, 2007 (TODAY), from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Cotter Funeral Home, 860 N. Webster Ave., De Pere, where there will be a Parish Prayer Service at 7:30 p.m. Visitation will continue on Friday from 10: a.m. until the hour of Mass at Resurrection Catholic Church, 333 Hilltop Drive, Allouez. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 11 a.m. Friday at church, with the Bishop Robert Morneau and Fr. James Samter concelebrating. Entombment will be in Allouez Mausoleum.

In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund has been established in Bill's name. Proceeds from the memorial fund will be directed to Multiple Systems Atrophy Research. Online condolences may be expressed at www.cotterfuneralhome.com.

The family extends a heartfelt thanks to the caregivers at Woodside Lutheran Home West Wing, and all Bill's family and friends for their endless support and love throughout his illness.

Posted January 11, 2007

Le Mense, Florence C. "Flo"

Florence C. Le Mense, 85, Green Bay, left her pain behind and went to the Lord to be with her husband, Glen, and her son, Gary, on Thursday morning, Jan. 4, 2007, while at home. Born Jan. 29, 1921, in Sawyer, Wis., (Door County) she is the daughter of the late Henry and Lucy (Smeester) Henquinette. Florence married Glen Le Mense on April 20, 1940 and he preceded her in death on Feb. 12, 2001. She worked for many years at Northern Glove and Mitten Company in Green Bay. Florence left her job in 1965 to care for her mother-in-law. She was a member of SS. Peter and Paul Parish. Florence's favorite pastime was shopping and socializing. She will be remembered as a proud and stylish lady who always managed to look superb; she loved receiving compliments from friends and strangers alike. Having a good time kept her young. She enjoyed being the life of the party, always keeping everyone laughing.

She is survived by one sister, Bernice Merritt, Arizona; a son and daughter-in-law, Dan and Nora Le Mense; two former daughters-in-law, Judy and Loretta Le Mense who remained very close to Florence and Judy's special friend, Tom Waldorf, all of Green Bay; four grandchildren, Lisa (Tom) Wachowski, Leslie, Craig, and Jay (Kathy) Le Mense; four great-grandchildren, Whitney, Brynne, Danny, and Brooke; a very special friend, Lloyd "Pete" Windhauser; two close friends, Flo and Ken Duffek; nieces, nephews and her many friends at Van Boxel's.

She was preceded in death by her husband of nearly 61 years, Glen; one son, Gary Le Mense; great-grandson, Joshua; three brothers, Lester (Milly), Elgin (Gwen) and Leland (Kate) Henquinette.

A time of gathering will be held at MALCORE Funeral Home, University Ave. at Baird St., Sunday, Jan. 14, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Memorial prayer service 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 14 at the funeral home with the Rev. Quinn Mann officiating.

Words cannot express the thanks to Pete Windhauser for all the individual care and love given to Florence for so many years; special thank you to her close friends, Flo and Ken Duffek, for their years of friendship; to Florence's friend and beautician, Linda, and the others at the Head-to-Toe Salon; to all of her friends at Van Boxel's, Florence says, "I'll save a stool for you." Also to Dolly O'Dell for all her comforting conversations and encouragement along with the Unity Hospice Team (especially Sharon, Sylvia and Heather) for their help and compassion shown to both Florence and her family.

Florence had her wish fulfilled by spending her last days at home watching the sun rise through her big picture window and enjoying the giant pine trees in her backyard ... as she said time and time again, "This is paradise."

In lieu of other expressions of sympathy, a memorial fund has been established at the funeral home in Florence's memory.

Please visit malcorefuneralhome.com to send online condolences to the family.

Posted January 11, 2007

Micolichek, Janet Ann (Jolly)

Janet Ann (Jolly) Micolichek, 64, Green Bay, passed away peacefully in her home on Jan. 9, 2007, with her family by her side. Janet was born in Green Bay, to the late Clarence Sr. and Irene (Borlee) Jolly on Sept. 9, 1942. She graduated from Green Bay East High School in 1960. On Aug. 5, 1961, she married Andrew Micolichek. Janet's life was Andy and her family and she enjoyed time with them most of all. She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother. She also enjoyed going up north, playing cards, going to rummage sales with her daughter and car rides with her husband. She liked watching Packer Games and NASCAR racing. Janet also played the organ and accordion. She enjoyed crocheting, playing on her computer and collecting Elvis Presley memorabilia.

She will be sadly missed by her loving husband of more than 45 years, Andrew; daughter, Wanda (Shawn) Lambrecht, Allouez; sons, Leonard Micolichek, Green Bay; and Mark (Joy) Micolichek, Allouez; two brothers, Clarence Jr. (Ilamae) Jolly, Green Bay; and Ken (Julia) Jolly, Crivitz; eight grandchildren, David McGraw Sr. (fiancee, Heather Thyrion), Billy McGraw, Robert McGraw (special friend, Rachel Haefer), Danielle Lacy, Andrew Micolichek, Elizabeth Micolichek, Kylia Micolichek and Payton Micolichek; four great-grandchildren, David McGraw Jr., Joseph McGraw, Haylie McGraw and Blake McGraw.

She was preceded in death by her parents; grandson, Tyler Micolichek; special pet, Pixie; as well as aunts and uncles.

Friends may call at Proko-Wall Funeral Home and Crematory, 1630 East Mason St., on Thursday from 4 to 8 p.m. Parish Prayer Service Thursday at 7 p.m. Visitation will continue at St Francis Xavier Cathedral, 140 S. Monroe, on Friday from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial at the church at 12:30 p.m. with the Msgr Roy Klister officiating. Burial at Fort Howard Memorial Park. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.prokowall.com

Special thank you to thank Betty Maynard, Cindy Bogdanski, Deb Demeny and Unity Hospice.

Posted January 11, 2007

Raleigh, Robert "Mike" J.

Robert "Mike" J. Raleigh, 80, Indianapolis, died Jan. 9, 2007, at Community North Hospital. He was born March 27, 1926, in Green Bay, Wis., to the late Albert and Celia (Gillis) Raleigh. Mike was a graduate of St. Norbert's College, having earned his Bachelors Degree in Mathematics and Biology. He had served in the United States Air Force. He was the owner and operator for over 55 years of Automatic Merchandisers, a vending machine company. He was a member of the American Legion, was an avid fisherman and hunter, and was a fan of both the Green Bay Packers, and the Indianapolis Colts.

He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Jeanette C. Davison; sons, Michael (wife, Marcia), Daniel (wife, Rhonda), and Bobby (wife, Cindi) Raleigh; daughter, Janice (husband, John) Staletovich; seven grandchildren, and one step-grandchild.

Memorial services will be 2 p.m. Friday, Jan. 12, 2007, at Flanner & Buchanan Funeral Center — Oaklawn Memorial Gardens, 9700 Allisonville Rd. Indianapolis, Ind. where friends may visit one hour prior to the time of services.

Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of the donor's choice.

Posted January 11, 2007

Ronsmans, Bernard P.

Bernard P. Ronsmans, 83, Green Bay, peacefully passed away, Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2007. By his side were his wife, children and granddaughter. Bernard was born Oct. 29, 1923, in Green Bay, to Phillip and Hazel (Santy) Ronsmans. He graduated from Annunciation Grade School. He was a 14 year U.S. Navy veteran, serving during World War II and the Korean War. On Nov. 9, 1957, he married Rosalind Hansen at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Green Bay. Bernard spent his working career at Bay West Paper Co., retiring in 1983. After retirement he kept busy working at the Community Service Center, doing volunteer work, and enjoying time with his granddaughters.

Survivors include his wife, Rosie; three sons, Scott Ronsmans, Patrick Ronsmans (special friend, Katherine Brandenburg), Craig Ronsmans, all of Green Bay; two granddaughters, Alexis Ronsmans, and Faith Pirus. He is also survived by two sisters and one brother-in-law, Dorothy Carpenter, Joyce (Robert) Olmstead, all of Green Bay; two brothers and one sister-in-law, Cletus (Virginia) Ronsmans, John Ronsmans, all of Green Bay; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Donald (Vi) Hansen, Crandon; Norman (Marv) Hansen, Sacramento, Calif.; Doris (Marty) Kacmarynski, Sobieski; many nieces, nephews and many, many friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his father-in-law and mother-in-law, Peter and Linda Hansen; a sister, Marion Mielke; three sisters-in-law, Jean (Earl) Winkel, Carol Hansen, Patricia Ronsman; two brothers-in-law, Robert Mielke and Gordon Carpenter.

Friends may call at Blaney Funeral Home, 1521 Shawano Ave., from 3 to 7 p.m. Friday. A Memorial Service will be held at 7 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. In accordance with his wishes, he will be cremated and his ashes interred at a later date. To send online condolences, please go to www.BlaneyFuneralHome.com.

The family wishes to thank the doctors, nurses and staff (especially Dr. Suzanne Jackson) at St. Vincent Hospital for their dedication and kindness.

Dad was a simple, quiet man. He worked hard and showed he cared in many ways. He had more common sense and was wiser than anyone I will ever meet. Dad, many will miss you and never forget you.

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Posted January 11, 2007

Lois F. Nebel

Lois F. Nebel, age 74, of 3204 S. 11th Place, Sheboygan, passed away on Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2007, at the home of her daughter in Sheboygan Falls after a brief illness.

She was born in Manitowoc on April 10, 1932, a daughter of the late Harvey and Johnette (Spoentgen) Treadwell. Lois graduated from Lincoln High School in 1950. On June 5, 1954, she was married to Robert C. Nebel at St. Boniface Church in Manitowoc. During her husband's Air Force career, Lois worked at the Pentagon in Washington, D.C. After moving to Sheboygan, she was employed at Donohue and Associates Engineering from 1966 until 1972, and later served as an administrative assistant at the University of Wisconsin-Sheboygan campus, where she retired in 1990. After retirement, Lois and Robert traveled extensively, including trips overseas. Robert preceded her in death on May 22, 1996.

Lois was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother. She treasured her time with the grandchildren. Always on the go, she volunteered her time at St. Nicholas Hospital, and was a member of the Shoreline Women's Club, Riverdale Women's Golf Leagues, and the Red Hat Society. She continued to travel both in the United States and overseas. Lois was a member of numerous bridge clubs, enjoyed ceramic and swim classes, reading, and playing bingo at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, where she was a member and volunteer.

Surviving Lois are three sons: Mark Nebel of Casper, Wyo.; Thomas (Mary) Nebel of Sheboygan Falls; and Robert (Sherry) Nebel of Deerfield; two daughters: Nancy (Robert) Bouche of Sheboygan Falls and Mary (Robert) Sass of Sheboygan; 13 grandchildren: Adam, Sarah, Matthew, Mark, Peter, John, Eric and Andrew Nebel; Elizabeth and Benjamin Bouche; Robert, Samantha and Lucas Sass. Also surviving are her brother: Jack Treadwell of Maple Lake, Minn.; two sisters-in-law; Mary (Don) Schwarzenbart of Ft. Atkinson, and Janet (Joe) Debilzen of Manitowoc; several nieces, nephews, and close friends. Lois was also preceded in death by a sister-in-law: Marion Treadwell.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated for Lois on Saturday, Jan. 13, 2007, at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church at 12:30 p.m. The Rev. Glenn Powers, pastor, will be celebrant. Interment will follow at Holy Cross Cemetery. Friends may call at the church on Saturday from 9:30 a.m. until the time of the Mass.

A memorial fund has been established in the name of Lois F. Nebel.

Online condolences may be sent at www.zimmerfuneralhome.com.

The Zimmer Funeral Home of Sheboygan, is assisting the Nebel Family.

Herald Times Reporter

Jan. 11, 2007

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Posted January 12, 2007

Kane, James

James "Jim" Kane, 67, Oconto Falls, died Thursday morning, January 11, 2007, following complications from a stroke he suffered four years ago.

He was born October 11, 1939, in Green Bay to Jerome and Marion (Bertrand) Kane. He grew up in De Pere where he attended St. Norbert High School, graduating with the class of 1957.

Following graduation from high school, he attended Badger Business College and graduated with a business degree. In 1960, he went to work as the business manager for Woody Jepsen Chevrolet in Green Bay.

On May 16, 1964, he married Donna Whitman in Appleton. After 17 years with Woody Jepsen, Jim had the opportunity to purchase his own dealership in 1977 when he started Jim Kane Chevrolet-Buick in Oconto Falls. Jim remained active in the business until retiring on April 1, 2004. He was a member of St. Anthony Catholic Church in Oconto Falls, the Oconto Falls Chamber of Commerce, the Community Development Authority and the Wisconsin Automobile & Truck Dealers Association. Jim enjoyed working hard at his dealership, spending time at his cottage on White Potato Lake and golfing.

He is survived by his wife of 42 years, Donna Kane, Oconto Falls; their two children, Scot (Gina) Kane, Daphne, AL; Debra (Chuck) Grady, and Chuck's son, Travis, all of Oconto Falls; his four brothers and sisters, John (Inger) Kane, Green Bay; Mary Claire (Ken) Vincent, De Pere; Joseph (Sandra) Kane, De Pere; Patricia (Patrick) Collins, Reedsberg; three brothers-in-law, Michael, Jeffrey and David Whitman all of Appleton; aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, a stepmother, Lillian Kane, his in-laws and grandparents.

Friends may call at Jones Funeral Service (920-848-2222 or visit: www.jones funeral.com) in Oconto Falls from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. Sunday, January 14, 2007, with a 7 p.m. prayer service. Visitation will continue at St. Anthony Catholic Church in Oconto Falls after 10 a.m. Monday, January 15, 2007, until the time of services. Mass of Christian Burial will be held 11 a.m. Monday, at the church with the Rev. Fr. Patrick Beno officiating. Burial will be in Mount Calvary Cemetery, De Pere.

The Kane family would like to thank the staffs of Sharpe Care and Unity Hospice for the care and consideration shown Jim during his illness.

Posted January 12, 2007

Le Mense, Florence C.

Florence C. Le Mense, 85, Green Bay, left her pain behind and went to the Lord to be with her husband, Glen, and her son, Gary, on Thursday morning, Jan. 4, 2007, while at home.

A time of gathering will be held at MALCORE Funeral Home, University Avenue at Baird Street, Sunday, Jan. 14, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Memorial prayer service 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 14, at the funeral home with Rev. Quinn Mann officiating.

In lieu of other expressions of sympathy, a memorial fund has been established at the funeral home in Florence's memory.

Please visit www.malcorefuneralhome.com to send online condolences to the family.

Posted January 12, 2007

VanLannen, Lyle M. (Van)

Lyle M. VanLannen (Van), Universal, Ind., passed away Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2007, at Union Hospital, in Terre Haute, Ind.

He was the owner and operator of Van's Garage Doors, of West Terre Haute, Ind., since 1972.

He was born Oct. 2, 1938, in Green Bay, Wis., the son of Clarence J. and Margaret Libinski VanLannen.

On Jan. 17, 1988, he married Candy Carrithers VanLannen in Las Vegas, Nev. He was a member of United Carpenters Union Local # 133 for 50 years.

Survivors include spouse, Candy VanLannen, Universal, Ind.; children, Lyle VanLannen, Terre Haute, Ind.; Shari Patrick, Casey, Ill.; Betty Jane Wilson, Terre Haute, Ind.; Jeff VanLannen and wife, Kimberly, Shepardsville, Ind.; Bryan Wilson, Terre Haute, Ind.; Brad Wilson and wife, Melissa, Hanover, Penn.; Ellie Matherly, and husband, Brian, Universal, Ind.; Conner VanLannen, Universal, Ind.; one sister, Bonnie Hudson, and husband, Chuck, Mooresville, Ind.; 20 grandchildren, one great-grandson and "son," Randall Mock, and wife, Jenny, of Clinton, Ind.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Gene VanLannen.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, Jan. 13, 2007, at 10 a.m. at Fitzpatrick-Pearce Funeral Home. Pastor James Chaplin will officiate. Cremation has been scheduled following services. The visitation will be held today from 4 until 8 p.m.

Memorial contributions may be made to The American Cancer Society with envelopes available in the funeral home.

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Posted January 13, 2007

Ambrosius, Carlton "Bud"

Carlton "Bud" Ambrosius, 87, Howard, died Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2007, at St. Mary's Hospital.

Bud was born June 29, 1919, in De Pere, to Joseph and Dora (Gevers) Ambrosius. He served his country in World War II as a staff sergeant in the Tenth Armored Division with General Patton and received the Purple Heart.

On Oct. 30, 1948, he married Gladys Vander Velden.

Survivors include his wife, Gladys; two sons, Ken (Sue) Ambrosius, Greg (Cheryl) Ambrosius, Palm Bay, Fla.; three daughters, Carol Ambrosius, Joan (Charlie) Blecke, Joy (Al) Parmentier; six grandchildren, Tamra (Steve) Lawrence, Lee (Christi) Ambrosius, Amber Ambrosius, Scott (Laura) Blecke, Jill Blecke, Craig Blecke; one great-grandson, Lincoln Ambrosius, and another great-grandson due in May; one brother, Harold Ambrosius; and one sister-in-law, Helen Ambrosius.

He was preceded in death by his parents; an infant daughter, Audrey; his siblings, Francis, Howard, Sr. Jean Marie, Ceil, Margaret, Janet and Josie.

Friends may call at Blaney Funeral Home, 1521 Shawano Ave., from 4 to 7 p.m. Sunday. A parish wake service will be held at 7 p.m. Sunday. Friends may also call at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, 2597 Glendale Ave., Howard, from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Monday. The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Monday at the church with the Rev. John Bergstadt officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

A memorial fund has been established in his name.

Posted January 13, 2007

Le Mense, Florence C.

Florence C. Le Mense, 85, Green Bay left her pain behind and went to the Lord to be with her husband, Glen, and her son, Gary on Thursday morning, Jan. 4, 2007, while at home.

A time of gathering will be held at MALCORE Funeral Home, University Avenue at Baird Street, Sunday, Jan. 14, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Memorial prayer service 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 14, at the funeral home with Rev. Quinn Mann officiating.

In lieu of other expressions of sympathy, a memorial fund has been established at the funeral home in Florence's memory.

Please visit www.malcorefuneralhome.com to send online condolences to the family.

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Posted January 13, 2007

Gloria J. Andrusak

Gloria J. Andrusak, age 64, of 1433 N. Sixth St., Manito-woc, died Thursday morning, Jan. 11, 2007, at North Ridge Medical & Rehabilitation Center, Manitowoc.

She was born on Aug. 14, 1942, in Deridder, La., daughter of the late Roland and Dorothy (Vassilew) Tollefson. Gloria attended Lincoln High School, Manitowoc.

Survivors include a daughter: Debra Andrusak and her special friend: Keith Groelle, Manitowoc; a son and daughter-in-law: Randy and Janet Andrusak, Kan.; seven grand-children: John and Bradley Schroeder; Michael, Amber, Sharaie, Jennifer, and Jona-thon Andrusak; a sister and brother-in-law: Donna and Edward Gauthier, Two Rivers; and eight brothers and five sisters-in-law: Roland and Jackie Tollefson, Washington; Gerald and Jennifer Tollefson, Manitowoc; David Tollefson, Union Grove; Daniel Tollefson, Denmark; Richard and Christine Tollefson, Donald and Sherrie Tollefson, Gary and Kathy Tollefson, and Larry Tollefson, all of Manitowoc. Nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends also survive.

A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 15, at The Pfeffer Funeral Home & Cremation Care Center, Manitowoc. Officiating at the service will be Deacon Alan Boeldt.

The family will greet relatives and friends at The Pfeffer Funeral Home & Cremation Care Center, Manitowoc, from 1 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 15, until the time of the memorial service at 3 p.m.

The family would like to extend a thank you to the staff at North Ridge for the care she received while she was there. A special thank you to Dr. Barylak and staff for the excellent care she received.

Herald Times Reporter

Jan. 13, 2007

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Posted January 13, 2007

Callaway, Jack A.

Jack A. Callaway, age 80, of Weyauwega, passed away after battling recurring cancer for more than three years. Jack was born on September 6, 1926, in McKeesport, PA, to William and Ruth (Meirhoff) Callaway. As a young boy, his mother moved her three boys, Jack, Gene and William to the Neenah area. His mother remarried John Myhre Sr., and they had John Jr.

On September 3, 1949, Jack married Carol DuCharme, and to this marriage was born eight children: Daniel (Jeanine) Callaway, Menasha; Robert (Darcy) Callaway, Neenah; Shirley (Gordon) Allen, Milford, KS; Richard (Shari) Callaway, Weyauwega; Gerald Callaway, Menasha; James Callaway, Prarie du Chien; and Glenn (fiancee Betty Vallard) Callaway, Appleton. Carol passed away on December 29, 1999, after her lingering bout with cancer after 51 years of marriage.

Jack spent six years in the US Army, serving time in the Pacific and Europe. He joined the Reserve in 1948, retiring as a Command Sgt. Major, the first reservist to reach this rank in the U.S., of which he was very proud. Jack was employed for 40 years by Kimberly-Clark Badger Globe plant. Jack served as President of Local 467/482 Papermakers Union. After retiring in 1985, Jack and Carol spent time in Arizona and the Weyauwega area.

Jack met Georgia Watters at a Rainbow for Widows and Widowers breakfast. They were married in Las Vegas on November 21, 2001. He then acquired six stepchildren and their families: Roger (Kathy) Watters, Appleton; Jeanine (Dan) Callaway, Menasha; Janet Watters, Appleton; Jody (Robert) Koett, Appleton; Jill Watters, Appleton; and Ron (Barb) Watters, Oshkosh. Jack and Georgia's immediate family surviving include grandchildren: Melissa, Sara, Danny, Jason (Jennifer), Abby, Shannon, Tom, Andy, Kirsten, Danielle, Halie and Matthew Callaway, Paula (Steve) Petsch, Paul (Chelsea) and Tim Allen; step-grandchildren: David, Brenda, Andrew, and Danielle Watters, Dale Koett, Meaghan Castell and Matthew Wimberger; great-grandchildren: Cierra, Lucas, Rayne, Zoey, Sierra, Riley, Angelinna, Kaylee, Hayden and Isabella; and step-great-grandchildren, Clayton and Jaykob (twins); Cody, Lakesha, Nikki, and Tyler.

Jack is also survived by his two brothers: Gene (Phyliss) Callaway and John Mhyre, Jr.; his brothers- and sisters-in-law: Ed (Betty) Andrews, and Hannah Marquardt; and many nieces and nephews, "Sally luv you"; also good friends, Delores and Richard Thayer.

Jack was preceded in death by his parents; his step-father; his first wife, Carol and her parents; his son, Roger Callaway; his brother, William and his wife, Erna; his brothers and sisters-in-law: Laurence Marquardt and Robert and Cora DuCharme.

Funeral mass will be held on Monday, January 15, 2006, at 11 a.m., at Ss. Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Weyauwega. Father Bert Samsa, OFM, Cap. will officiate. Military rites will be performed by Weyauwega American Legion Post 176 . Visitation will be held on Monday, at the church, from 9 a.m. until the time of service. A memorial fund has been established.

Jack's family would like to say thank you to Dr. Curtis Baltz for his years of care and the last goodbye. Also thank you to Dr.'s Burkett, Whiteside, Kruegar and all the girls at AMC Oncology Floor and Oncology Departements, Theda Clark CCU, with special thanks to nurse Liz for her care during his final hours. Thank you to Dr. Mortara and the Command Sgt. Major — It made his day. God Bless.

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Posted January 13, 2007

Smits, Elinor

Elinor Smits, age 90, died Thursday, January 11, 2007, at Brewster Village. Funeral arrangements are pending. The Boettcher Family Funeral Home, Kaukauna, is assisting the family. 920-766-2099.

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Posted January 14, 2007

Elbe, Margaret L.

Margaret L. Elbe, 94, Oconto Falls, went to her heavenly home on Saturday morning, Jan. 13, 2007, surrounded by her loving family. She was born at home Jan. 7, 1913, on the family farm to Charles and Celia (Boucher) Coppens. She grew up in Morgan, where she attended South Morgan School, later graduating from Oconto Falls High School with the class of 1931. Following graduation, she attended Teachers Training at Outagamie County Normal in Kaukauna and began her teaching career in South Chase.

Over the years, Margaret could fondly recall the one room school house she ran near Pulaski, teaching all eight grades by herself with many Polish speaking people. On April 19, 1934, she married Gust Elbe in Gillett, where they lived for a short time.

In 1942 they purchased a farm on Daly Creek Road in the Town of Oconto Falls which they made their family home for most of their lives. In 1943 Margaret went back to teaching at North Branch School, which is now the Town Hall for the Town of Oconto Falls, and continued teaching school at Spring Hill, Clover Nook, North Morgan and eventually Oconto Falls Elementary where she taught 3rd grade.

Because education was always very important to her, Margaret attended summer school at St. Norbert College and eventually graduated with her degree in elementary education in 1963. Margaret taught for 35 years, over 25 years in the Oconto Falls School District until retiring in 1978. She was a longtime member of Grace Lutheran Church in Oconto Falls, the Oconto County Retired Teachers Association and AARP.

Margaret will lovingly be remembered for her big vegetable and flower gardens, baking bread and cookies for family and friends, and as a person who had a fondness for animals, especially Collie dogs.

Survivors are her daughter and son-in-law, Shirley and Donald "Toby" Peterson, Oconto Falls; one daughter-in-law, Jo Anne Elbe, Seymour; eight grandchildren, Lynette (Kent) Reidinger, Green Bay; Mike (Koreen) Peterson, Kathryn (Lou) Hobyan, all Oconto Falls; Mari Jo (Terry) Gorman, Jan (John) Hilbert all Howard; Beth (Jim) Ribar, Green Bay; Bryan (Jody) Elbe, Seymour; Gust (Amy) Elbe Green Bay; 24 great-grandchildren; two sisters, Kathleen Kuhlman, Chico, Calif.; Helen (Rueben) Timm, Gillett; three sister-in-laws, Marion Coppens, Green Bay; Lucille Coppens, Oconto Falls; Jane Elbe, Green Bay.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Gust Elbe on Nov. 29, 1993; her son, Ronald Elbe on June 29, 2005; one granddaughter, Ann Marie Elbe; three brothers, William, Norman and Phillip Coppens; one brother-in-law, Robert Kuhlmann and an infant sister, Agnes.

Friends may call at Jones Funeral Service (920-848-2222 or visit: www.jonesfuneral.com) in Oconto Falls from 4 until 8 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2007. Visitation will continue at Grace Lutheran Church in Oconto Falls after 10 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2007, until the time of services. Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Wednesday at the church with the Rev. Doreen Jeffers officiating. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery, Oconto Falls.

In lieu of other expressions of sympathy, memorials may be made to the Grace Lutheran Church Stained Glass Window or Building Funds.

Posted January 14, 2007

Gussert, Grace I.

Grace I. Gussert, 89, Oconto, A loving mother and grandmother went home to be with the Lord on Saturday Jan. 13, 2007. She was born on Dec. 12, 1917, in Sundance, Wyo., to the late Alfred and Mary (Mix) Fisher. On Sept. 7, 1935, Grace married Francis Gussert. He preceded her in death on Jan. 15, 1980.

She loved gardening, fishing and Western movies.

Survivors include seven children, Ernest (Shirley) Gussert, Green Bay; Gerald and special friend, Nancy, Green Bay; Joan (Brian) Vanden Langenberg, Tucson, Ariz.; Jean (Val) Hanson, Suring; Greg (Carmen) Gussert, Lena; Mark (Donna) Gussert, Morgan; Susie Geyer, Green Bay; 12 grandchildren, Craig Gussert, Christine Hanson, Richard Gussert, Melissa Etheridge, David and Doug Gussert, Paul Camber, Richard Klaybor, Amy Cisar, Cory and Bo Gussert, Ashley Topel; two step-grandchildren, Samantha and Cody Ludwig; 12 great-grandchildren; as well as other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by two sons, Francis and Anthony; and one daughter, Mary; one grandson, Mark Camber; three sisters; two brothers; and a special friend, Russell Topel.

Relatives and friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Monday and 9 to 10 a.m. Tuesday at Rhodes-Charapata Funeral home, Oconto. Mass of Christian Burial 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2007, at St. Pius Catholic Church, Little Suamico with Father Gary Dantinne officiating, burial at Riverside Cemetery.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to the staff at Woodlands of Oconto and Heartland Hospice, especially Eric.

Posted January 14, 2007

Kane, James

James "Jim" Kane, 67, Oconto Falls, died Thursday morning, January 11, 2007, following complications from a stroke he suffered four years ago. He was born October 11, 1939, in Green Bay to Jerome and Marion (Bertrand) Kane. He grew up in De Pere where he attended St. Norbert High School, graduating with the class of 1957. Following graduation from high school, he attended Badger Business College and graduated with a business degree. In 1960, he went to work as the business manager for Woody Jepsen Chevrolet in Green Bay. On May 16, 1964 he married Donna Whitman in Appleton. After 17 years with Woody Jepsen, Jim had the opportunity to purchase his own dealership in 1977 when he started Jim Kane Chevrolet-Buick in Oconto Falls. Jim remained active in the business until retiring on April 1, 2004. He was a member of St. Anthony Catholic Church in Oconto Falls, the Oconto Falls Chamber of Commerce, the Community Development Authority and the Wisconsin Automobile & Truck Dealers Association. Jim enjoyed working hard at his dealership, spending time at his cottage on White Potato Lake and golfing.

He is survived by his wife of 42 years, Donna Kane, Oconto Falls; their two children, Scot (Gina) Kane, Daphne, AL; Debra (Chuck) Grady, and Chuck's son, Travis, all of Oconto Falls; his four brothers and sisters, John (Inger) Kane, Green Bay; Mary Claire (Ken) Vincent, De Pere; Joseph (Sandra) Kane, De Pere; Patricia (Patrick) Collins, Reedsberg; three brothers-in-law, Michael, Jeffrey and David Whitman all of Appleton; aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, a step-mother, Lillian Kane, his in-laws and grandparents.

Friends may call at Jones Funeral Service (920-848-2222 or visit: www.jonesfuneral.com) in Oconto Falls from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. Sunday, January 14, 2007 with a 7 p.m. prayer service. Visitation will continue at St. Anthony Catholic Church in Oconto Falls after 10 a.m. Monday, January 15, 2007, until the time of services. Mass of Christian Burial will be held 11 a.m. Monday, at the church with the Rev. Fr. Patrick Beno officiating. Burial will be in Mount Calvary Cemetery, De Pere.

The Kane family would like to thank the staffs of Sharpe Care and Unity Hospice for the care and consideration shown Jim during his illness.

Posted January 14, 2007

Martin, William

William R. Martin,77, Green Bay, passed away after a long courageous battle with Multiple Sclerosis and Parkinson's Disease on Wednesday Jan. 10, 2007 at Saint Vincent Hospital with the love of his life and long time caregiver, Nikki, at his side. Born on Jan. 15, 1929, in Akron, OH to the late William and Gertrude (Knisely) Martin. On Oct. 2, 1977 he married Karen "Nikki" Bersie.

Bill is survived and lovingly remembered and will be missed by Nikki and her children, Christina VanDreel and Robert Bersie. His two grandsons, Zachary VanDreel and Corey Bersie all of whom he was very proud of and enjoyed spending time with. He is also survived by his son, Tyler Martin, Indiana, who he also loved and wished he could have spent more time with. Further survived by a sister Pat (Guy) Hixenbaugh, brothers Carl (Terri) Martin and Ralph Hoover Martin. Also Aunt Frances Rouser and her son Jack Paul. Sister-in-law Barb (Bill) Alft and their children, Jon (Dawn) Alft and Lance (Lori) Alft and their children Selah Marie, Nina, Maddie and Charlie Alft.

Bill was preceded in death by Nikki's son, Michael Bersie and her parents Chubby and Annabelle Mars. He was very fond of Grandma Mars and missed her and Michael very much. Also, predeceased by brothers James Martin and Richard Martin.

Bill and his siblings were placed in an Orphanage at an early age. He was fond of telling stories of his running away from there. The last time joining the Army AirCorps as a Gunner during World War II, which he was very proud of doing.

Bill and his siblings had not seen each other for over 60 years and because of his much loved sister "Patty" and her relentless search for a brother she remembered from a very early age, she found to her surprise she had five brothers. Also, with the help of her "Search Angels" she found her Mother's sister, Frances who supplied her with their baby pictures and those of their grandmother Myrtle and their mom Gertrude and others. Aunt Frances kept everything in hopes someday everyone would be reunited. Due to Bill's health a family reunion was held in Green Bay in 2003 which was covered by the Green Bay Press Gazette and Channel 2 News. Bill had "adopted" Nikki's family as his own and now he had his own back in his life. He said miracles do happen.

In keeping with Bill's wishes there will be no services. A special gathering will be held for family and friends at a later date.

We wish to thank everyone at San Luis Medical where Bill resided the past two years; Charlain, Linda, Katy, Tina, Sam, Dorothy and especially Becky. Also, thank you to Dr. Shrake, Katie Dykes, Dr. DeGroot and his nurses; Shawn, Suzanne and Beth for their years of compassionate care. Most recently Dr. Suzanne Jackson and the staff on 7th floor St. Vincent for helping keep Bill comfortable. Thank you all for your help and compassion at this difficult time for Bill and Nikki.

Because of Bill's extensive medical problems it was not possible to donate much needed organs as we all had wished. Our family and especially Bill urges anyone who is able, to consider this as the greatest gift.

Follow the footprints of the Lord, they will lead you through troubled times and brighten your life.

1/14/2006 Post Crescent

 

Posted January 14, 2007

Smits, Elinor J.

Elinor J. Smits, 90, died late Thursday afternoon, Jan. 11, 2007, at the Brewster Village, Appleton. The daughter of the late William F. and Alice (Despins) Steffen was born April 17, 1916, in Kaukauna. On Jan. 30, 1937, she was united in marriage to Gerald Smits at Holy Cross Church in Kaukauna.

Elinor was employed as a homemaker, at various merchandise stores and as a beautician.

Survivors include one son and daughter-in-law, Stephen and Diane Smits, Combined Locks; one daughter, Gerrianne (Sue) Palmer, Kaukauna; nine grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; three brothers-in-law, Norval (Betty) Smits, DePere; Ken (Judy) Smits, Menasha; Floyd Smits, Kaukauna; three sisters-in-law, Loretta Schmalz, Appleton; Beatrice (Orville) Yingling, White Lake; and Dorothy Rebitz, Florida.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Gerald; two brothers, William and Edwin Steffen; one sister, Irma (Fern) Dwyer; an infant son, Thomas; one son-in-law, Lyle Palmer and one grandson, Theodore Palmer.

Funeral services will be held at 4 p.m. Tuesday at the Boettcher Family Funeral Home, 2401 Fieldcrest Dr., Kaukauna with Fr. Martin Fox officiating. Burial will be in Holy Cross Cemetery, Kaukauna.

Friends may call at the funeral home from 2 p.m. Tuesday until the time of services.

In lieu of flowers a memorial fund has been established in her name.

1/15/2006 GBPG

 

Posted January 15, 2007

Lecoque, Mark

Mark Lecoque, 60, Green Bay, passed away unexpectedly Saturday, Jan. 13, 2007. He was born March 18, 1946, in Green Bay to the late Alden and Mildred Lecoque. He was a graduate of West High School, and had served his country in the United States Air Force.

Mark will always be remembered for his great attitude of life and his deep love for his "best buddy," his three-year-old nephew, Brandon, who could never do anything wrong; along with his love for sports. Everyone that Mark knew was family to him.

Survivors include his sister, Ruth Schumal; his niece and her husband, John and Dana Black; and his three-year-old great nephew and best buddy, Brandon Black.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death five months ago by his brother-in-law, Bob Schumal.

Friends may call from 4 to 7 p .m. Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2007, at Lyndahl Funeral Home where the service will take place at 7 p.m. with Pastor Paul Schleis officiating.

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

Online condolences may be expressed at www.lyndahl.com

Posted January 15, 2007

Naniot, Ruth

Ruth Naniot, 84, Oconto Falls, died Saturday morning, Jan. 13, 2007, at her daughter Julie's home with her family present, following a long illness. She was born July 29, 1922, to George and Minnie (Morrow) Young. On Nov. 7, 1942 she married Shyrl "Chuck" Naniot in Oconto. Ruth lived most of her life in Oconto Falls, where she was once employed at Community Hospital in their laundry department.

Survivors are her two daughters, Karen (Ivan) Kimberlin, Ala.; Julie (Ewald) Rusch, Oconto Falls; five grandchildren, Misty Rusch, Oconto Falls; Shelley (Scott) Seewald, Milwaukee; Dan, Dave and Michael Naniot all Green Bay; her newborn great-granddaughter, who was born on Christmas Day '06 and bears her name, Alayna Ruth Seewald; one brother, Ronald Young, Ala.; three sisters, Joyce (Roger) Davis, Shirley (Elmer) Garbrecht, Jean Hyland, all Oconto Falls; many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Shyrl "Chuck" Naniot; her son, Richard Naniot; a sister, Mary Young and infant sister, Betty Jane; and two brothers, Kenny and Donald (Betty) Young.

Friends may call at Jones Funeral Service (920-848-2222 or visit: www.jonesfuneral.com in Oconto Falls after 1 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2007, until the time of services. Funeral services will be held 3 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home with the Rev. Bill Kamke officiating. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery, Oconto Falls.

1/15/2007 Oconto County Reporter

 

Margaret L. Elbe

Margaret L. Elbe, 94, Oconto Falls, went to her heavenly home on Saturday morning, January 13, 2007, surrounded by her loving family.
She was born at home January 7, 1913 on the family farm to Charles and Celia (Boucher) Coppens. She grew up in Morgan where she attended South Morgan School, later graduating from Oconto Falls High School with the class of 1931. Following graduation, she attended Teachers Training at Outagamie County Normal in Kaukauna and began her teaching career in South Chase. Over the years, Margaret could fondly recall the one room school house she ran near Pulaski, teaching all eight grades by herself with many Polish speaking people. On April 19, 1934 she married Gust Elbe in Gillett where they lived for a short time. In 1942 they purchased a farm on Daly Creek Road in the Town of Oconto Falls which they made their family home for most of their lives. In 1943 Margaret went back to teaching at North Branch School, which is now the Town Hall for the Town of Oconto Falls, and continued teaching school at Spring Hill, Clover Nook, North Morgan and eventually Oconto Falls Elementary where she taught 3rd grade. Because education was always very important to her, Margaret attended summer school at St. Norbert College and eventually graduated with her degree in elementary education in 1963. Margaret taught for 35 years, over 25 years in the Oconto Falls School District until retiring in 1978. She was a longtime member of Grace Lutheran Church in Oconto Falls, the Oconto County Retired Teachers Association and AARP. Margaret will lovingly be remembered for her big vegetable and flower gardens, baking bread and cookies for family and friends, and as a person who had a fondness for animals, especially Collie dogs.
Survivors are her daughter and son-in-law, Shirley and Donald "Toby" Peterson, Oconto Falls; one daughter-in-law, Jo Anne Elbe, Seymour; eight grandchildren: Lynette (Kent) Reidinger, Green Bay; Mike (Koreen) Peterson, Kathryn (Lou) Hobyan all of Oconto Falls; Mari Jo (Terry) Gorman, Jan (John) Hilbert all of Howard; Beth (Jim) Ribar, Green Bay; Bryan (Jody) Elbe, Seymour; Gust (Amy) Elbe, Green Bay; 24 great-grandchildren; two sisters, Kathleen Kuhlman, Chico, CA; Helen (Rueben) Timm, Gillett; three sisters-in-law, Marion Coppens, Green Bay; Lucille Coppens, Oconto Falls; Jane Elbe, Green Bay.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Gust Elbe on November 29, 1993, her son, Ronald Elbe on June 29, 2005, one granddaughter, Ann Marie Elbe, three brothers William, Norman and Phillip Coppens, one brother-in-law, Robert Kuhlmann and an infant sister, Agnes.
Friends may call at Jones Funeral Service (920)-848-2222 or visit: www.jonesfuneral.com in Oconto Falls from 4:00 until 8:00 p.m. Tuesday, January 16, 2007. Visitation will continue at Grace Lutheran Church in Oconto Falls after 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, January 17, 2007 until the time of services. Funeral services will be held 11:00 a.m. Wednesday at the church with the Rev. Doreen Jeffers officiating. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery, Oconto Falls.
In lieu of other expressions of sympathy, memorials may be made to the Grace Lutheran Church Stained Glass Window or Building Funds.

Rose Mary Christensen

Rose Mary Christensen, 93, Oconto, died Wednesday, January 10, 2007 at Rennes Health Center-West, Peshtigo.
She was born on May 11, 1913 in Ridgeway, IL to the late James and Sarah (Chapman) Dillard. She married Carl M. Christensen on February 15, 1935. She was a former member of Resurrection Lutheran Church of Green Bay and a member of First Presbyterian Church of Oconto. Rose Mary was very active in quilting at Resurrection Lutheran and loved ringing the bell for the Salvation Army even at the age of 92. In her earlier years she was an active partner with her husband in their business. Rose Mary was a loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.
Survivors include one son, Rev. Carl A. (Rev. Julia) Christensen, Maplewood, MN; one daughter, Cathlene (Leigh) Olson, Racine; four grandchildren, David L. Christensen, Roseville, MN; DeAnne Girton and special friend Jeff, Louisville, KY; Lance Olson and fiancŽe Kelsey, Oconto; Christina (Robert) Biggs, Evanston, IL; five great-grandchildren; one sister-in-law, Jane Christensen, Fort Collins, CO; several nieces, nephews and other relatives.
She was preceded in death by three brothers Shan, Norwood, and Rev. Conway; and five sisters Eula, Beatrice, Frieda, Leatha, and Juanita.
A Memorial Service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, January 20, 2007 at First Presbyterian Church of Oconto, 133 Jackson St., with Revs. Thomas Beck and Julia Christensen officiating. There will be a fellowship gathering to follow at the church hall. Rhodes-Charapata Funeral Home, Oconto is assisting the family with arrangements.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to First Presbyterian Church or the Salvation Army.

Arnold L. "Arnie" McMahon

Arnold L. "Arnie" McMahon, 78, Suring, died peacefully Wednesday evening, January 10, 2007 at Sharpe Care in Oconto Falls following a long illness.
He was born November 16, 1928 in Oconto County to Albert and Marie (Phillips) McMahon. Arnie grew up on the family farm in the Town of Maple Valley, the same farm he and his wife would own and operate one day. On December 30, 1950 he married Rose Brumlic at Hickory Church of Christ in the Town of Maple Valley. Arnie and Rose worked the family farm most of their married life before moving to Kelly Lake in 1982. Even though the couple moved, Arnie's heart always stayed with the family farm. While living at Kelly Lake, Arnie enjoyed the water and giving pontoon boat rides to his family and friends. In his early years, he drove gravel truck for Hubbard Construction of Suring. Arnie was a very dedicated and active member with the Oconto County Fair Board for 23 years and remained committed to helping the youth of Oconto County as a 4-H leader for 35 years. He very much enjoyed his time spent with the kids and teaching them about farming and wood working. He was a member of the Hickory Church of Christ in Maple Valley. In the 1970's he served as a committee member of the ASCS, now known as Farm Service Association. Arnie also enjoyed following the Green Bay Packers all of his life. He will be deeply missed by his wife, son, family and many special friends.
Survivors are his loving wife of 56 years, Rose McMahon, Kelly Lake; one son, Dennis McMahon, Lena; three grandchildren, Montgomery J. McMahon, a journalist in Los Angeles, CA; Mitchell McMahon, a freshman at Ripon College; Megan McMahon, a junior at Suring High School; one brother, Melvin (Elaine) McMahon, Suring; nieces, nephews, other relatives and many good friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents and an infant sister, Lois.
Friends called at Jones Funeral Service (920-848-2222, or visit: www.jonesfuneral.com) in Oconto Falls from 4:00 until 8:00 pm Friday, January 12, 2007. Visitation continued at the Hickory Church of Christ in the Town of Maple Valley after 10:00 am Saturday until the time of services. Funeral services were held 11:00 am Saturday at the church with Pastor Paul Beighley officiating. Burial in Hickory Cemetery, Maple Valley.
The McMahon family would like to express special thanks to Sharpe Care for the special care given to Arnie during his illness as well as Community Memorial and St. Mary's Hospitals.

Clarice J. Thomson

Clarice J. Thomson, 86, a Lena resident, went to be with God on Jan. 8, 2007. She passed away at home in the company of her loving family.
Daughter of the late Anton and Della (Valley) Cretton, Clarice was born Dec. 17, 1920. She married Raphael Thomson on May 20, 1944. Clarice was a long time member of Holy Cross Parish and Altar Society in Lena, Wis. She also served as a Eucharistic Minister at Holy Cross for many years. She worked at Holy Cross Catholic Grade School as a cook for 11 years. After Holy Cross, she worked at Coleman Products until her retirement in 1986. She served the community as a Respite Care volunteer for several years and as an Election Clerk for over 15 years. Clarice enjoyed playing cards with her dear friends and was a member of the Senior Citizen's Card Club. She loved all sports and was an avid fan of the Packers, Badgers and Brewers. She enjoyed spending time with her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She will be sadly missed by her family and friends.
She is survived by three sons and daughters-in-law, Robert (Marcella) Thomson, Appleton; Raphael Jr. (Joan Godfrey) Thomson, San Marcos, Calif.; and William (Kelly) Thomson, Lena; five daughters and sons-in-law, Judie (John) Sylvester, Suring; Susan (Mark) Alden, Linda (Leon) Maccaux, Green Bay; Mary (Joe) Westberg, Peshtigo; and Laurie (Bob) Conrad, Green Bay; 17 grandchildren, Barb (Arn) Steinfeldt, Diane (Steve) Mitchell, Rick (Carrie) Thomson, Jim Sylvester, Julie (Mark) Lewis, Joe (Joy) Sylvester, Jenny (Chris) Tousey, Shannon Spice, Shelly Wolf, Michelle (Bruce) Loberger, Jeff (Michelle) Maccaux, Bob Westberg, Nicole (Steve) Konkel, Nick (Amy) Thomson, Aaron, Paige and Brooke Woodford; and 18 great-grandchildren; six sisters-in-law, Charlotte Brown, Green Bay; Alice Thomson, Lena; Helen Thomson, Lena; Carol Thomson, Lena; Agnes Manske, Peshtigo; and Lorraine Thomson, Coleman; and one brother-in-law, Virgil Thomson, Coleman.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband Raphael, who passed away on Oct. 13, 1985; her mother and father-in-law, Albert and Clementine (Vanden Branden) Thomson; brothers and sisters-in-law, George (Marie) Brown, John Brown, Raymond Brown and Amos Cretton; and sisters and brothers-in-law, Jenny (David) Ausloos, Mildred (Bill) Nytes, Loyola (Alvin) Hanson, Morcile Cretton, Lorraine (Bill) Verheyen, Imogene (Robert) Martin, Dorothy (Robert) Belland and Blanche Stachowiak.
Friends and family called at Rhodes-Charapata Funeral Home, 438 W. Main St., Lena, Wis., on Thursday from 4 to 8 p.m., 5:30 p.m. Altar Society Prayer Service. Wake Service 7 p.m. Visitation continued from 9 a.m. Friday until the funeral cortege left for church. Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated at Holy Cross Parish, 221 E. Main St., Lena, on Friday, Jan. 12, 2007, at 10 a.m., with the Rev. Lawrence T. Marto officiating. Burial at St. Charles Cemetery, Lena.
Her family wishes to extend a special thanks to Dr. David Mertens for his years of compassionate care, the Doctors and staff at Bay Area Nephrology and Da Vita Dialysis Center and to the caring staff of Unity Hospice.
In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund is being established in Clarice's name.

 

1/16/2007 GBPG

 

Posted January 16, 2007

Dunks, Ruby R.

Ruby R. Dunks, 85, Howard, passed away at a local nursing home on Monday, Jan. 15, 2007.

Ruby was born July 1, 1921, in Green Bay to the late Earl and Rose (Tilly) Williquette.

On May 24, 1941, she married Elmer Dunks at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, Howard. He preceded her in death Nov. 24, 2003.

Ruby was lifelong member of the village of Howard, a member of St. John the Baptist Church, Howard, and she enjoyed cooking and baking. Ruby had worked and retired from Shopko and further helped-out at the Watering Hole in Howard.

Survivors include her daughter, Sue Kerry, Menasha; daughter-in-law, Karen Dunks, Howard; son-in-law, Rod Bricker, Green Bay; grandchildren, Mitchell Kerry, Melissa (Bart) Wood, Joseph Dunks, Nikki (Dan) Rosenau, Kelly Renard; great-grandchildren, Dalton and Gracie Wood, Dakota Dunks, Jasper and Wyatt Rosenau; one sister, Jackie Massey, Green Bay; nieces and nephews; and Pepper, her dog.

She was preceded in death by her husband; two sons, Ronald and Dennis; one daughter, Rose Ann Bricker; her parents; one brother, Jim Williquette; and one sister, Adeline Liebert.

Family and friends may call at the Pfotenhauer Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Howard-Suamico location, 1145 Cardinal Lane, on Wednesday, Jan. 17, from 9:30 until 11 a.m. Funeral service 11 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home with the Rev. John Bergstadt officiating. Burial in St. John the Baptist Church Cemetery, Howard.

Posted January 16, 2007

Kubiaczyk, Eugene "Kubie"

Eugene "Kubie" Kubiaczyk, 78, Antigo, died Jan. 13, 2007, at St. Vincent Hospital, Green Bay, with his family at his side.

On Oct. 4, 1952, he and the former Evelyn Schlundt were married. She preceded him in death on July 15, 1999. Gene was a member of SS. Mary & Hyacinth Catholic Church, Antigo. He served in the United States Army in Korea. He was a member of American Legion Post #3 and Langlade County Voiture 1204, 40 et 8. He was the finance officer for Post #3 for many years. He enjoyed woodworking and crafts, hunting and fishing and the casino.

Survivors are a daughter, Barbara (Tom) Demerath, Green Bay; two granddaughters, Heidi (Cory) DeJardin, Green Bay; and Aimee (friend, Jake Stevens) Demerath, Green Bay; four brothers; and a special friend, Audrey Ourada, Antigo.

He was preceded in death by his parents; wife; an infant daughter, Mary; two stepsisters and two brothers.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 18, 2007, at SS. Mary & Hyacinth Catholic Church, Antigo. A visitation will be held from 3:30 to 8 p.m. Wednesday and from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Thursday at the Bradley Funeral Home, Hwy. 45, Antigo. A parish wake service will be held at 4 p.m. and a military honor guard will be held from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday. Entombment will be held at Queen of Peace Cemetery, Antigo, with Antigo Veterans conducting military honors.

Thank you to the staff and doctors at the ninth floor of St. Vincent Hospital and Green Bay Oncology.

Posted January 16, 2007

Monfils, Mrs. Danny (Janice)

Mrs. Danny (Janice) Monfils, 50, Green Bay, died unexpectedly Sunday, Jan. 14, 2007, at home with her husband by her side.

Born in Sheboygan, Aug. 12, 1956, she is the daughter of Kenneth and the late Margaret (Papae) Fenner.

Janice married Danny Monfils, Sept. 2, 1972, at St. Matthew's Catholic Church. She worked at Uncle Buck's Dollar Store in Bellevue. Janice enjoyed crafts and music, especially George Jones, Conway Twitty and the Rolling Stones.

She is survived by her husband, Danny; two daughters, Jennifer (Mike LaPlante) Monfils and her son, Zachary Monfils, and Jessica (Jeremy Gucky) Monfils, all of Green Bay; father, Kenneth Fenner, Abrams; three sisters and one brother-in-law, Kathy (Glen) Gillis, Carol Pierquet, and Betty Fenner, one brother and sister-in-law, Ken (Kathy) Fenner, all of Green Bay; special niece, Angela Pierquet; aunts, uncles, nieces, and nephews.

Janice was preceded in death by her mother, Margaret Fenner.

Visitation at MALCORE Funeral Home, University Avenue at Baird Street, Wednesday from 4 p.m. until the time of the funeral. Funeral service 7 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home with Monsignor Roy Klister officiating. Visit malcorefuneralhome.com to send a condolence to the family.

Posted January 16, 2007

Sibilsky, Harold

Harold Sibilsky, Algoma, died Monday, Jan. 15, 2007. Visitation Wednesday from 4 to 8 p.m. at Wiesner and Massart Funeral Home, Algoma and again Thursday from 10 to 11 a.m. at St. Pauls Lutheran, Algoma. Funeral service Thursday at 11 a.m. at St. Pauls Lutheran. Complete obituary will be in Wednesday's paper.

Posted January 16, 2007

Tait, Mary A.

Mary A. Tait, 98, Oconto Falls, died Saturday, Jan. 13, 2007, at a Green Bay nursing home.

She was born Feb. 6, 1908, in New Richmond, Wis., the daughter of the late Caroline and John Padden.

She graduated from high school in 1925 and from the College of St. Teresa in Winona, Minn. in 1929.

She taught science at Spooner High School in Spooner, Wis., for six years until 1935 when she married Thomas C. Tait and moved to Oconto Falls. He preceded her in death in 1952. Following his death, Mary ran his business, Tait Feed and Fuel, for eight years until it was sold. She began working at the Oconto Falls Hospital in the Medical Records Dept. in 1965 and continued there until she retired, after 23 years, at the age of 80.

Mary loved to play bridge, go to the theater, read and travel. She knit and crocheted beautiful afghans for all of her children, grandchildren, friends and the Hospital Auxiliary. In the past few years, she crocheted baby blankets for the Linus Project and loved reading large print books and People magazine. Red was her favorite color and poinsettias and roses were her favorite flowers. She was a member of St. Anthony's Catholic Parish in Oconto Falls for 60 years.

Mary is survived by five children, Mary Miller, Green Bay; Claudette (Steve) Prenger, Arlington, Texas; Tom Tait, Rhinelander; John (Barbara) Tait, Sheboygan; Jeanne O'Harrow, Suamico; 11 grandchildren, Tim Rentmeester, Mike Rentmeester, Megan (Todd) O'Harrow-Willard, Joel (Ginny) O'Harrow, Andrew (Amy) Tait, Brian Tait, Jennifer (Jim) Sowinski, Kate Tait, Allison (Luke) Nelson, Peter Tait, Robert Tait; and 12 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by two infant grandchildren; a son-in-law, Jim Miller; a granddaughter, Patti Kennedy; and her only brother, John Padden.

Friends may call at Blaney Funeral Home, 1521 Shawano Ave., from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday. The funeral service will be held at 7 p.m. Friday at the funeral home with the Rev. Conrad Kratz, O. Praem., officiating. Burial will be in St. Anthony Catholic Cemetery, Oconto Falls.

1/17/2007 Door County Advocate

 

Posted January 16, 2007

Donald Paul

Donald F. Paul, 77, Monroe, Ohio, passed away Saturday, Jan. 13, 2007, at the Middletown Regional Hospital.

Donald was born Jan. 20, 1929, in Sturgeon Bay, to Frank Anton and Irene (Kerscher) Paul.

Donald was a very loving and devoted husband, father and grandfather. He was an Air Force veteran of the Korean War, a graduate of Milwaukee School of Engineering, and retired after 30 years from General Motors. He was a member of Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Church, the Holiday Ramblers, and St. Vincent DePaul Society.

He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Lillian; six children, Donna Paul and her husband, Lupe Sandoval, Sacramento, Calif., Diane Bley and her husband, Jim of Monroe, Ohio, Cathy Garber, Cincinnati, Ohio, Larry Paul and his wife, Kathy, San Diego, Calif., Joe Paul and his wife, Julie, Bellbrook, Ohio, and Janet Bayliff and her husband, Mark, Dayton, Ohio; eleven grandchildren, Emma, Karen, Amanda, Anthony, Ashley, Daniel, Jeff, David, Alex, Matthew, and Lily; brother, Robert Paul and his wife, Marion, Green Bay; his sisters, Pauline Heim, Green Bay, and Mary Jane Moore, Boise, Idaho; and numerous other relatives.

He was preceded in death by his son, David Paul; grandson, Gabriel Sandoval; his parents; and his brother-in-law, Ron Heim.

The family will receive friends from 4-7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 19, at the Tobias Funeral Home – Far Hills Chapel, 5471 Far Hills Ave. at Rahn Rd., Dayton, Ohio. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 20, at the Church of the Ascension, Woodman Drive, Kettering, Ohio, with the Rev. Terry Meehan officiating. Interment will be at Calvary Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the National Kidney Foundation, 1373 Grandview Ave., Ste 200, Columbus, Ohio 43212-2804. Oline condolences may be offered at www.tobiasfuneralhome.com.

Posted January 16, 2007

Irene Paschke

Irene Esther Paschke, 93, Sturgeon Bay, passed away Monday, Jan. 15, 2007, at Dorchester Health and Rehabilitation Center.

She was born Jan. 12, 1914, in Sister Bay, to Pontus and Emma (Johnson) Anderson.

She graduated from Wildwood School in 1928.

Irene married Edward E. Paschke Sept. 26, 1936, at the Ephraim Moravian Church Parsonage. He preceded her in death Aug. 31, 1975.

Irene was employed with Leathem Smith Lodge, Bill & Myra’s Motel, Evergreen Nursery, Evenson Laundry and retired from Dorco Manufacturing at the age of 65. She was a member of Sturgeon Bay Moravian Church.

Survivors include her children, Lowell (Sandra) Paschke, Daggett, Mich., Lois (Bob) Pavlat, Kewaunee, and Lloyd Paschke, Springbrook; 20 grandchildren; and many, many great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren, step-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; four sisters; and two brothers; her daughter and son-in-law, Laurel and Benjamin Soukup; one granddaughter; and one great-granddaughter.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 18, at Sturgeon Bay Moravian Church with the Rev. Reeder Herrick officiating. Burial will be in Bayside Cemetery.

Friends may call at Huehns Funeral Home from 4-8 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 17, and Thursday from 10 a.m. at the church until the time of services.

Posted January 15, 2007

John Birmingham

John Charles Birmingham, 59, Sturgeon Bay, passed away Sunday, Jan. 14, 2007, after a heroic battle with brain cancer.

He was born June 8, 1947, in Sturgeon Bay to Lee and Lois (Barnstein) Birmingham.

John served his country in the U.S. Air Force from 1966-1970. He was stationed in the Phillipines and had temporary duty in Panama and South Korea.

John was a marine draftsman and worked for Peterson Builders, Inc. and Timothy Graul Marine Design. He was also a flight instructor at the Door County Cherryland Airport. In 1973, John received the Fort Howard Award of Valor.

John was a member of the United Methodist Church, the Local Experimental Aircraft Association (Chapter 630), the Door County Rod and Gun Club, the Gardner Rifle Club, and the National Rifle Association. He also served on the Conservation Congress and enjoyed volunteering for Young Eagle flights.

Oct. 10, 1970, he married Wendy Columb in Brussels.

Survivors include his wife; two daughters and one son, Carrie (Mike) Franzman, Iowa City, Iowa, Kimberly Birmingham, Milwaukee, and Jonathan Birmingham, Greenleaf; two grandchildren, Avery and Gabe Franzman; his mother, Lois Birmingham, Sturgeon Bay, a sister, Ginny (Richard) Haen, Sturgeon Bay; mother-in-law, Margie Columb, Sturgeon Bay, sister-in-law, Monica Jones, North Fond du Lac, and brother-in-law, Joe (Shari) Columb, Sturgeon Bay.

He was preceded in death by his father, Lee Birmingham; and his father-in-law, Darrell Columb.

Funeral and veteran services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 18, at the United Methodist Church of Sturgeon Bay. Friends may call Wednesday, Jan. 17, from 4-8 p.m. at the Forbes Funeral Home in Sturgeon Bay. Visitaion will continue at the church Thursday from 10 a.m. until the time of services.

In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund has been established in John’s name. On-line condolences may be offered at www.forbesfuneralhome.com.

1/17/2007 GBPG

 

Posted January 17, 2007

Fameree, Sam (W)

Sam Fameree, 73, Casco, died Monday, Jan. 15, 2007, at home surrounded by his family after a long battle with strokes and diabetes.

He was born Feb. 7, 1933, to the late Ernest and Emma (Delain) Fameree. Sam married Joan Ledvina on March 31, 1953, at St. Peter Catholic Church, Lincoln. He farmed along with his wife, Joan, in the town of Casco until retirement.

Sam was employed by Kewaunee County Highway Department for 38 years. Some of Sam's enjoyments were sports, spending time in the outdoors, traveling and partying with family and friends. Spending quality time with his grand and great-grandchildren was an important part of his life. He was a member of Holy Trinity Holy Name Society and past treasurer of the village of Casco.

Sam is survived by his wife, Joan; his children, Curt Fameree, Casco; Judy (Dave) Parmentier, New Franken; Rick Fameree, Green Bay; Sam Jr. (Terry) Fameree, New Franken; Joan (Paul) Derenne, Luxemburg; 10 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; mother-in-law, Margaret Weas; brothers and sisters, Ethel Heier, Elsie Gengler, Rita (Loyd) Heraly, Jeanette (Dale) Vandervest, Frank Fameree, Ernie (Mary Ellen) Fameree, Emmy (Rudy) Hanamann; sisters-in-law, Mary Ann Fameree, Toby Fameree; godmother, Evelyn Prokash.

He was preceded in death by one son, Joe Fameree; brothers, Orville (Audrey) Fameree, Jim Fameree, Al Fameree; sister, Betty (Joe) Arendt; father-in-law, Joe Ledvina; stepfather-in-law, Walter Weas; brothers-in-law, Merle Nelson, Gene Heier, Al Gengler.

Family and friends may call Thursday, Jan. 18, from 4 to 8 p.m. at Wiesner and Massart Funeral Home, Casco and again Friday until 10:15 a.m. at the funeral home. Wake service Thursday 7 p.m. led by Bob Miller. Mass of Christian Burial Friday 10:30 a.m. at Holy Trinity Catholic Church, Casco, with Fr. Milton Suess officiating. Burial in the church cemetery.

The family wishes to thank Dr. Mark Kroll, Home Care Nurses and Hospice for their care and comfort, Fr. Milton Suess for his prayers and kindness. To all our family, friends and neighbors for their prayers and support.

In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund has been established.

Posted January 17, 2007

Monfils, Mrs. Danny (Janice)

Mrs. Danny (Janice) Monfils, 50, Green Bay, died unexpectedly Sunday, Jan. 14, 2007, at home with her husband by her side.

Visitation at MALCORE Funeral Home, University Avenue at Baird Street, Wednesday (TODAY) from 4 p.m. until the time of the funeral. Funeral service 7 p.m. Wednesday (TONIGHT) at the funeral home with Monsignor Roy Klister officiating. Visit malcorefuneralhome.com to send a condolence to the family.

Posted January 17, 2007

Pryes, Adeline Helen

Adeline Helen Pryes, 81, village of Howard, died on Sunday, Jan. 14, 2007.

She was born on Feb. 16, 1925, in Sobieski to the late Joseph and Mary (Kolak) Frys.

The former Adeline H. Frysh married Joseph Felix Pryes at St. Casimir Church on July 17, 1948. Together they celebrated 41 years of marriage until Joseph's death in 1989.

Adeline is survived by her children, one daughter, Mary DuChateau, Green Bay; her sons, Joseph, Green Bay; John, Pulaski; Anthony, Lawerence and Jimmy "James," all of Green Bay; grandchildren, Paul, Tracy, Brandy, Robby, Crystal, Annie, Laura, Dawn, Christopher, Melissa, Stephanie, Cassie, Jeremy, Courtney; 14 great-grandchildren; one brother, Paul Frysh, Chicago; sister-in-law, Virginia Frysh, Michigan.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph; a son, Jerome; brothers, Casimir, Stanley, Jerome, Michael, Peter, and John; sisters, Mary Ann, Betty, Catherine, and Sophie.

The family will receive friends on Thursday, Jan. 18, 2007, from 4 to 8 p. m. at the Pfotenhauer Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 1145 Cardinal Lane, Howard-Suamico location and again on Friday, Jan. 19 at St. Michael's Chapel, 1782 Chappelle Rue (at Lost Dauphin Road), De Pere, Wis., from 9:30 until 10:30 a.m. Traditional requiem funeral Mass 10:30 a.m. Friday at the church with Fr. Hector Boludc officiating.

In lieu of flowers and other expressions of sympathy, the family has established a memorial fund in the name of Adeline at the funeral home.

Posted January 17, 2007

Sibilsky, Harold R.

Harold R. Sibilsky, 83, Fremont Road, Algoma passed away Monday, Jan. 15, 2007, at Aurora BayCare Medical Center.

He was born Nov. 10, 1923, in Algoma, to the late Walter and Lydia (Lauscher) Sibilsky.

He was a lifelong resident of the area and worked at the Algoma Hardwoods.

Harold married Geraldine Vlies at St. Mary Catholic Church in 1954. She preceded him in death in 1986.

He was an avid sports fan, which included his great love of bowling, the Packers and Badgers. He enjoyed his front row seats at the Packer games. Harold was always willing to help out when needed, he was known for supervising projects within 100 feet of his house, which included taking care of his son, Randy's lawn for 20-plus years. Those memories will be cherished.

Harold is survived by his four children, Victoria Sibilsky, Green Bay; Thomas (Donna) Hanks-Sibilsky, Colorado; Randy (Brenda) Sibilsky, Algoma; Debra (Grant) Colburn, Green Bay; nieces and nephews.

He is preceded in death by Ike, his dog and faithful companion of 20 years; sister and brother-in-law, Viola (Lee) Fenske; brother and sister-in-law, Milton (Kitty) Sibilsky.

Friends may call at Wiesner & Massart Funeral Home 1617 Flora Ave., Algoma, from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday and again Thursday from 10 to 11 a.m. at St Pauls Lutheran church. Prayer services 7:30 p.m. Funeral service Thursday, Jan. 18, 2007, 11 a.m. at the church with Pastor Christopher Johnson officiating. Burial in the Evergreen Cemetery.

Special thanks to Parkview Manor and the Doctors and Nurses at Aurora BayCare Medical Center.

1/17/2007 Post Crescent

 

Posted January 17, 2007

Klika, Donald J.

Donald J. Klika, 56, Greenleaf, died unexpectedly of natural causes early Tuesday morning January 16, 2007, at his home. Born March 4, 1950, in Green Bay to the late Vernon & Leona (Tilger) Klika. Don was a 1968 graduate of Abbot Pennings High School. Don served in the US Army for two years. On June 24, 1978, he married Arlene Schuster at St Patrick Catholic Church, Askeaton. Don was employed by the Brown County Highway Dept. He was also presently on the Town of Wrightstown Planning Commission. Don was an avid sportsman whether it be musky fishing, hunting with his relatives, NASCAR, fantasy football, the Boston Red Sox, and the Green Bay Packers. He especially loved following his sons, nieces, & nephews sporting events and coaching Little League. Don liked to garden and go to the family cottage in Minocqua. Above all Don was extremely proud of his family and spending time with them.

Don is survived by his wife Arlene; sons: Brian (Nicole) Klika, Kyle Klika; his siblings: Dave (Kim) Klika, Mary (Mark) Bloemer, Cindy (fiancee Mark Monfort) Verheyen, Sue (Tom) Schreurs, Charlene (Brian) Verbeten. He is further survived by Arlene's family, father-in-law and mother-in-law Bill (Merce) Schuster; siblings-in-law: Ken (Dorene) Schuster, Lynn (Jim) Komisarek, Jean (Bob) O'Donnell, Tina Schuster, Gregg (Pam) Schuster, Rita (Scott) Bills, Ann (Strauder) Nelson, Warren (Mary) Schuster, and Mary (Jim) Reynders; his godmother and aunt Marilyn "Babe" Pansier; his uncle John Reedy; and his nieces and nephews: Chelsea, Stephanie, Kurt, Kevin (Sara), Eric (Godchild), Travis, Riley, Kendra, Keisha, Genine (Godchild) (Bryan), Monica, Bill, Maggie, Beth, Andy, Erin, Patrick, Kate, Ross, Anna (Godchild), Allyson, Charlie, Madison, Josh, Jordan, Brooke, Zoel, Josh, Justin, Casey, & Carly. Also, numerous relatives and friends survive Don.

Don was preceded in death by his parents, his mother-in-law Audrey Schuster, and his Godfather Harold Tilger.

Friends may call from 3-8 p.m. Thursday, January 18, 2007, at RYAN FUNERAL HOME, 305 N. Tenth St, De Pere. Visitation will continue after 12:30 p.m. Friday January 19, at St Mary Catholic Church, Greenleaf, until Mass. Mass of Christian Burial for Don will be 1:30 p.m., with the Klika's good family friend Fr. Bob Kabat officiating. Burial will be in St. Mary Catholic Cemetery, Greenleaf. Please visit www.ryanfh.com to send the Klika family online condolences. In lieu of flowers a memorial fund will be established.

The family would like to thank the First Responders and Arlene and Don's family for all their support.

Thank you for the love & support you've shared as our father and best friend. We love you and will miss you always.

1/18/2007 GBPG

 

Posted January 18, 2007

Englebert, Eunice Catherine (Bracker)

Eunice Catherine (Bracker) Englebert, 77, Green Bay, passed away after a brief illness surrounded by her loving family on Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2007.

Eunice was born Sept. 12, 1929, to the late Ted and Ellen (Van Donsel) Bracker. She married Milton Englebert on May 19, 1948, at St. Joseph Catholic Church in De Pere. Eunice enjoyed preparing meals for the entire family, including her famous chicken booyah, spaghetti and poppy seed torte. She also enjoyed making crafts including knitting, sewing, and plastic canvas. Eunice's favorite activity was spending time with and taking care of her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Eunice is survived by her husband of 58 years, Milton Englebert; her children, Janice and David Nosack, Eagle Point, Ore.; Mike "Bert" Englebert, town of Little River; Bruce and Sue Englebert, Ashwaubenon; Brent Englebert, Green Bay; her grandchildren, Mark and Shelly Gilliame, Luxemburg; Jeff and Sue Gilliame, Eagle Point, Ore.; Jenny and Adam Reams, West Valley City, Utah; Stacey Englebert, Ashwaubenon; Melissa Englebert and her special friend, Al Van Gheem, Howard; her great-grandchildren, Holly, Zach, Jordan, Ashley, Katie, Picabo Gilliame, McKayla and Alec Reams, Mikey Dix; her brother, Richard "Brud" and Mary Ann Bracker, Madison; her brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Richard Englebert, Lorraine Sargin, Marian Kels, John and Doris Hils, Jean Englebert.

Eunice was preceded in death by her parents, Ted and Ellen Bracker; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Marvin Englebert, Frank Sargin, Bea and Harold Terrien, Cliff and Lial Englebert.

Friends may call at St. Agnes Catholic Church, 1484 Ninth St., from 9 to 10 a.m. Saturday. The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Saturday at the church with the Rev. Richard Getchel officiating. Burial will be in Fort Howard Memorial Park.

The family extends a thank you to the nurses and entire staff of 3rd Floor at St. Mary's Hospital for their loving care.

Blaney Funeral Home is assisting the family. To send online condolences, please go to www.BlaneyFuneralHome.com.

Posted January 18, 2007

Mertens, Patricia (Tiske)

Patricia (Tiske) Mertens, 76, Dyckesville, died peacefully Tuesday evening, Jan. 16, 2007, at her home, surrounded by her family.

She was born Jan. 10, 1931, in Gastra, Mich., to the late David and Kathleen (Mcquire) Kinney. On Sept. 11, 1948, Patricia married Edward W. Tiske, he preceded her in death April 2004. On June 26, 1998, she married Richard L. Mertens in Green Bay. Her enjoyments included playing the piano, reading, playing cards, and visiting her friends at the Luxemburg Senior Meal Site Center.

Survivors include her husband, Richard; and her five children, Valiant (Ida) Tiske, Casco; Patricia Lynn (fiance, Richard J. Schaetz) Rosner, Craig Tiske, all of Green Bay; Brian (Carmel) Tiske, Kewaunee; Eileen (fiance, Harry Goltz Jr.) Tiske, Crivitz; 12 grandchildren, Vincent, Bonnie, Amanda, Andrew and Allison, Bethany and Victoria, Tad and Ashley, Chris and Davey, William; one great-grandchild, Amber, several step-children, stepgrandchildren, stepgreat-grandchildren; one sister, Ginger and Mac Hagberg, Colorado;

Patricia was preceded in death by one brother, David D. Kinney.

Friends may call at the MCMAHON FUNERAL HOME, LUXEMBURG, 4 to 8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 19, 2007. Prayer service 7 p.m. with Rev. Milton Suess. As per Patricia's wishes her funeral and burial will be private.

The family wishes to extend a special thank you to Dr. Mark Jenson, Ida Tiske and Amanda for compassionate care given to Patricia.

1/19/2007 GBPG

 

Posted January 19, 2007

Champeau, Audrey V. (Mrs. Charles)

Audrey Champeau, 69, Humboldt, died unexpectedly late Wednesday evening Jan. 17, 2007, at Aurora Bay Care Medical Center, surrounded by her family. She was born June 23, 1937, in Whitelaw, to the late John and Anna (Heinricks) Braun. On Nov. 3, 1956, Audrey married Charles Champeau in Whitelaw, Wis. Her enjoyments included gardening, puzzles, reading, traveling, playing cards, especially the game 31, camping, volunteering at Aurora, spending time with her children, grandchildren, and great-granddaughter.

Survivors include her husband of 50 years, Charles; and their children, Jeff (Polly) Champeau, Green Bay; Scott (Lois) Champeau, Luxemburg; Lisa (Bob) Zingler, Mike Champeau, all of Green Bay; Randy (special friend, Kay) Champeau, New Franken; Alison (Rod) Dax, Luxemburg; 13 grandchildren, Justin, Katie, Elizabeth, Sara, Jennifer, Ryan (Cindy), Samantha Champeau, Matt (Jody) Kinnard, Christopher and Emily Rueckl, Megan and Levi Dax, Matt Zingler; one great-granddaughter, Cami Zingler; two brothers and three sisters-in-law, Paul (Kathy) Braun, Manitowoc; Jiggs (Barb) Braun, Hilbert; Laverne Braun, Whitelaw; ten brothers-in-law and ten sisters-in-law, Martha (Nick) Stank, Superior; Norm (Toots) Champeau, Green Bay; Barbara (Roy) Boucher, Minnesota; Pat (Sandy) Champeau, Florida; John (Gloria) Champeau, Denmark; Don (Jan) Champeau, Steve (Judy) Champeau, Mark (Donna) Champeau, Cindy (Ken) Glinski, Eddie (Nora) Champeau, all of Green Bay.

She was preceded in death by two brothers, Donald and Raymond Braun; one sister and one brother-in-law, Delores and Tom Reed; her father-in-law and mother-in-law, Edward and Josephine Champeau.

Friends may call at the, McMAHON FUNERAL HOME, LUXEMBURG, 3 to 8 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 21, 2007. Parish Prayer Service 7 p.m. Sunday with Sally Reynen, Pastoral Minister. Visitation will continue Monday between 9 and 10:15 a.m. at St. Thomas the Apostle Church, Sugarbush. Funeral 10:30 a.m. Monday at the Church with Rev. Dean Dombroski officiating. Burial in St. Hubert Cemetery, Sugarbush. Online messages of sympathy to the Champeau family may be e-mailed to mcmahonfh@centurytel.net.

"A special thank you is extended to the Doctors and Staff of Aurora, second floor ICU, and Sally Reynen for care and compassion given to Audrey."

Posted January 19, 2007

Daniels, Florence

Florence Daniels, 90, Green Bay, passed away unexpectedly Wednesday morning, Jan. 17, 2007, at home. Born May 10, 1916, in Rhinelander, Wis., she is the daughter of the late Peter and Antonia Kulis. Florence attended Rhinelander High School. She married Arthur H. Daniels on April 28, 1943 and he preceded her in death on Nov. 1, 1993. Florence worked for many years at Red Owl Grocery Store as a manager until her retirement. She enjoyed card playing, cribbage, the Packers, gardening, and visiting with family and friends. Florence will be remembered for her wonderful sense of humor and as a great historian.

She is survived by one sister-in-law, Dorothy Meulemans, Green Bay; nieces and nephews, Bonnie (Dave) Delahaut, Green Bay and children, Holly (Todd) Butenhoff, Illinois and children, Tyler and Cody; Brad (Laurie) Delahaut, Algoma; Tracee Delahaut (also a godchild), Arizona; Kim (Chris) Nimmer and children, Ericka and Richard, all of Kewaunee; Jenny Whipple, Green Bay; Vicki Kulis and daughter, Analyn, Green Bay; Tom (Pat) Meulemans and daughter, Kristie (Brian) Liease and their son, Logan, Green Bay; Robert (Char) Meulemans, De Pere, and children, Eric and Theresa; Geri (John) Dittmer, Green Bay, and children, Mark, Mike, Shelly, and Jeff; Judy (Tom) Sunderland, California, and children, Mike and Matthew; Mary Lou (Jim) Laws, Arizona and children, Amy, Kelly and Joe; Donna (Lyle) Laluzerne, Green Bay and children, John, Jackie, Dawn and Kris; Mary (Rick) Davidson, Luxemburg and children, John, Joe and Matt; one cousin, Ione Carr, New Holstein.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband of 50 years, Arthur; two sisters, Bernice (Louis) Hermsen and Sophia (Sylvester) Manders; two brothers, Edward Kulis and Joseph Kulis; two brothers-in-law, Carl (Elizabeth) Daniels and Wilbert (June) Daniels; one sister-in-law, Mae (Elmer) Marchant; one niece, Judy Teresi; one nephew, Gerald Kulis.

Visitation in the Gathering Space at St. Willebrord Church, 209 S. Adams St., Saturday from 9 a.m. until the time of the funeral. Funeral Mass 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the church with Rev. Kenneth J. DeGroot, O.Praem, officiating. Burial in Allouez Catholic Cemetery. MALCORE Funeral Home is serving the family.

Florence's family extends their gratitude to her neighbors and also her special friends Laverne and Ione for the kindness they have shown over the years.

Posted January 19, 2007

Huettl, Eileen M.

Eileen M. Huettl, 89, Seymour, passed away at the Good Shepherd Nursing Home on Wednesday evening, Jan. 17, 2007. She was born Oct. 30, 1917, in Green Bay, the daughter of the late John and Bertha (Gehrke) Nikolay. Eileen was united in marriage to Francis C. Huettl on June 29, 1940 in Shawano; he preceded her in death on Good Friday, April 17, 1987.

Eileen was a loving wife, mother and grandmother. She was a member of St. John Catholic Church, Seymour and belonged to the Seymour Women's Club and Christian Mothers. Before entering the nursing home in December of 2000, she was a longtime volunteer of the Good Shepherd Nursing Home, where she prayed the rosary and helped with various activities. Eileen was also active in several card clubs and enjoyed swimming with her friends.

She is survived by her children, Daniel (Dianne) Huettl, Seymour; Robert (Deborah) Huettl, Seymour; Marjorie Marcks, Black Creek; and Jeanne (Mike) Gritt, Black Creek; also, by 10 grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren; three sisters-in-law and one brother-in-law, Sylvia Vande Corput, Virginia Huettl, and Dorothy and Ervin Huettl, all of Seymour.

Eileen was preceded in death by her son-in-law, Steve Marcks. She was the last remaining member of her family and was preceded in death by three sisters, Caroline, Ernestine and Helen; five brothers, John, Jr., Frank, Edward, Albert and George; three sisters-in-law and four brothers-in-law, Stella and Gerald Huettl, New London, Ivo and Gladys Huettl, Bernard and Mary Huettl, and Joseph Huettl, all of Seymour.

The Mass of Christian Burial will be at 12 noon on Saturday, Jan. 20, 2007, at St. John Catholic Church, 915 Ivory St., Seymour, with Father Bob Kabat officiating. Friends may call from 10 a.m. until the time of services. The Muehl-Boettcher Funeral Home, Seymour, is assisting the family.

The family is forever grateful for the love and care Mom received at the Good Shepherd Nursing Home in Seymour. They preserved her dignity in her last days, always showing her respect. We will always remember the staff { who are "angels in our eyes". A special thanks, also, to Heartland Hospice, for their support in Mom's last days.

Posted January 19, 2007

Johnson, James (Jim)

James (Jim) Johnson, 49, Howard, died unexpectedly at home Wednesday afternoon following a long illness. Born in Green Bay, on April 27, 1957, he is the son of Isabell (Monfils) and the late Stanley Johnson. Jim graduated from East High School, Class of 1975. He was an expert homebuilder. Years ago Jim was employed by Don Noel Homebuilders and most recently with Greg Turino Construction. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, playing solitaire and was continually fixing things up.

He is survived by his son, Scott Johnson who he had a special bond with, Green Bay; mother, Isabell Johnson, Green Bay; three brothers, Steve (Sharon) Johnson, Abrams; Robert Johnson and special friend, Glenda Manders; Larry Johnson and special friend, Karrie Miller, Green Bay; two sisters, Sharon (Gerald) DeGroot, Denmark; Sandy (Dale) Lardinois, Howard; former spouse, Vicky Greve, Green Bay; three aunts, one uncle, nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his father, Stanley; one sister, Karen Johnson; one brother, Donny Johnson; one nephew and godson, Adam Lardinois.

Friends may call at Malcore Funeral Home, University Ave. at Baird St., from 3 p.m. today until the time of the funeral. Funeral 6:30 p.m. this evening at the funeral home by Rev. Sarah Johnsen. Burial in Suamico Cemetery.

In lieu of other expressions of sympathy, a memorial fund has been established at the funeral home in his memory.

Special thanks to his beloved sister, Sandy for the extraordinary care she provided to Jim.

Visit Malcorefuneralhome.com to send online condolences.

Posted January 19, 2007

Vogels, Dorothy A. "Dot"

Dorothy A. "Dot" Vogels, 86, De Pere, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2007, at a local hospital. She was born on Nov. 10, 1920, to the late Louis and Antoinette (Thyssen) Smith in De Pere. On Feb. 19, 1941, she married Bernard Vogels, who she had 65 wonderful years of marriage to, at St. Boniface Catholic Church in De Pere. Dot loved playing her accordion, cooking and being with her family, especially spending time with her grand and great-grandchildren.

Dorothy is survived by her husband; 10 children, Donna (Robert) Leiterman, Mary (Norbert) Hansen, James (Gail) Vogels, Dennis (Sandy) Vogels, Gerald (Cathy) Vogels, Carol (Steve) Kepler, Judy (Jim) Van Remortel, Thomas (Ann) Vogels, Joanne (Dan) Van Camp and Brenda (Glenn) Borths, eight brothers and sisters: Carol (Paul) Bain, Joan (Jim) Rickaby, Fabian Smith, Florence (Larry) Glodoski, Janet Charles, Janice (Bill) Romenesko, Mary Ann Jensen and John (Ruth) Smith, one brother-in-law: Herb De Ruyter and many nieces and nephews.

Dorothy was preceded in death by her parents; one daughter and son-in-law, Patricia and Archie Hepola; one daughter-in-law, Li Lene Vogels; two sisters, Elsie Schmidt and Rose De Ruyter; and two brothers, Neil Smith and Bud Smith.

Friends may call at RYAN FUNERAL HOME, 305 N. 10th St., De Pere, on Friday Jan. 19, 2007, from 4 until 8 p.m. with a prayer service held at 7 p.m. Visitation will continue after 10 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 20, 2007, at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church, 220 S. Michigan St., De Pere, with the Mass of Christian Burial being celebrated at 11 a.m. with Fr. David Duffeck officiating. Please visit www.ryanfh.com to send online condolences to the family.

Posted January 20, 2007

Daniels, Florence

Florence Daniels, 90, Green Bay, passed away unexpectedly Wednesday morning, Jan. 17, 2007, at home.

Visitation in the Gathering Space at St. Willebrord Church, 209 S. Adams St., Saturday (TODAY) from 9 a.m. until the time of the funeral. Funeral Mass 10:30 a.m. TODAY at the church with Rev. Kenneth J. DeGroot, O. Praem., officiating. Burial in Allouez Catholic Cemetery. MALCORE Funeral Home is serving the family.

Please visit malcorefuneralhome.com to send online condolences to the family.

1/20/2007 GBPG

 

Posted January 19, 2007

Paula Virlee

Paula Virlee, 69, Sturgeon Bay, died of cancer at her home Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2007.

She was born Nov. 16, 1937, in Marshfield to Harold and Linda (Schmidt) McGrath.

She is survived by her husband, Michael; two children, Jeffrey (Maria) Virlee, Neenah, and Beth Virlee, Green Bay; in-laws, Richard (Sharon) Virlee and Janice Virlee, all of Sturgeon Bay; and a grandchild, Stella Virlee, Neenah.

Paula requested that there would be no memorial service. She also requested that in lieu of flowers, donors should purchase a plant for their home.

Forbes Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements. Online condolences may be sent from www.forbesfuneralhome.com

Posted January 19, 2007

Ruth Seaquist

Ruth Seaquist, 94, Sister Bay, walked into the loving arms of Jesus Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2007, at Scandia Village.

Ruth was born in Stavenger, Norway, March 12, 1912, to Oscar and Bergit Hagen. Dec. 12, 1924, Ruth (age 12) departed Stavenger with her family for their new life in the United States, and arrived on Christmas Eve. Oscar and Bergit made a home in Milwaukee.

Her marriage to Carl Andersen in 1932 was blessed with two children, Barbara and Richard.

Later in life, Barbara married David Rankin and Richard married Karen, with family relocations to Denver, Colo., and Huntsville, Ala., respectively.

Carl died in 1964.

In 1966, Ruth married Reuben Seaquist in Sister Bay. She had an additional family to love and care for, and received love in return.

Reuben passed away in 1972.

Reuben’s son, David and wife, Lois Seaquist, and their children, Steve and Cindy, along with Cindy’s husband, Tim Linton, and their children, have brought many days of joy and comfort to her life in Sister Bay. Faye Erickson and Marge Goulet, Reuben Seaquist’s daughters, and their families provided winter and summer visits.

She enjoyed 94 years of life, full of wonderful memories with two loving families. She leaves five children; 15 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; one sister-in-law, Irene Hagen; and numerous nephews and nieces.

The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Monday, Jan. 22, at First Baptist Church, Sister Bay. Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 23, at the church, with viewing one hour prior to the services. Interment will be at Little Sister Cemetery.

Memorials may be given in Ruth’s name to the Living Memorial Garden at Scandia Village.

Casperson Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.

The family wishes to thank Scandia Village for their wonderful care and love of Ruth.

1/21/2007 GBPG

 

Posted January 21, 2007

Daniels, Bernice M.

Bernice M. Daniels, 93, Green Bay, died Thursday, Jan. 18, 2007, at a local nursing home. She was born Aug. 3, 1913, in Green Bay, to Ernest and Louise (Watermolen) La Tour. On Aug. 29, 1935, she married Lloyd Daniels at Saints Peter and Paul Catholic Church. He preceded her in death on Nov. 14, 1997. Mrs. Daniels was a longtime member of St. Joseph Parish and the Parish Altar Society. Bernice enjoyed sewing and spending time with her family.

Survivors include five daughters and sons-in-law, Ernestine Purrman, Kathleen and Harry Merriman, Lois Daniels, Carolyn and Patrick Whitcomb, all of Green Bay; Rosemary and John Wocelka, De Pere; 16 grandchildren; 33 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; one brother and sister-in-law, Gerald and Jean La Tour, Las Vegas, Nev.; three sisters and brothers-in-law, Jean and Robert Wiegand, Portage, Mich.; Marlene and Kenneth Marquardt, Janice and Edward Klarkowski, all of Green Bay; one sister-in-law, Bernadette Daniels, Green Bay; nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by his husband, Lloyd; one son, Lloyd Daniels, Jr.; three sisters, Vernelda Ault, Marjorie Vandenput, Lenore Karnopp; three brothers, Edward, Joseph and Robert La Tour.

Friends may call at St. Joseph Catholic Church, corner of Ninth St. and 12th Ave., from 9:30 to 11 a.m. Monday. The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Monday at the church with the Rev. Donald Everts officiating. Burial will be in Allouez Catholic Cemetery.

The Daniels family wishes to express their gratitude to the staff of Santa Maria Nursing Home and Dr. Raymond Bachhuber for their loving care of Bernice.

In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund has been established to benefit the Alzheimer's Association.

Blaney Funeral Home is assisting the family. To send online condolences, please go to www.BlaneyFuneralHome.com.

Posted January 21, 2007

Francois-Burleaud, Marilyn

Marilyn Francois-Burleaud, 75, Paris, Texas; formerly of Oconto Falls, died suddenly Thursday evening, Jan. 18, 2007, at Baylor Medical Center in Garland, Texas. She was born June 5, 1931, in Oconto Falls to August and Ellen (Gillis) Francois. She grew up in Oconto Falls where she attended school, graduating from high school with the class of 1948. Following graduation from high school she attended teachers college in Marinette and received her degree in education.

On July 12, 1952, she married Lucien Burleaud in Oconto Falls. Because of her husband's military career, the couple lived in various parts of the United States and Marilyn continued teaching before the couple settled in Sumner, Texas. Marilyn taught school at Rivercrest High School for 28 years and received the Teacher of the Year Award in 2006.

Along with her husband, they also have owned and operated a Burleaud Ranch in Sumner where they have raised Limousine cattle for many years. She was a member of Our Lady of Victory Catholic Church in Paris, Texas.

Survivors are her husband, Lucien Burleaud, Sumner, Texas; two children, Denise (Tommy) Isom, Paris, Texas; Lucien (Martha) Burleaud, Dallas, Texas; one granddaughter, Catherine Marie Burleaud; her mother, Ellen Francois, Oconto Falls; four brothers, Melvin (Dorothy) Francois, Pembine; Ron (Carol) Francois, Oconto Falls; Jim (Sue) Francois, Waukesha; Rodger (Janet Gandt) Franois, Gillett; two sisters, Janet (Don) Beardsley, Menominee, Mich.; Sue (Clarence) Jarmuskiewicz, Green Bay; many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her father, August Francois and one son, Terry Lee Burleaud.

Visitation will be held at Fry-Gibbs Funeral Home, 730 Clarksbille, Paris, Texas 75460 (phone: 903-784-3366) from 6 until 8 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2007. Graveside services will be held 2 p.m. Wednesday at Mt. Vernon Cemetery in Maxey, Texas with Fr. Morgan White officiating.

Online condolences can be sent to www.Fry-Gibbs.com.

Posted January 21, 2007

Hansen, Leland Robert

Leland Robert Hansen, 90, Hobart, passed away peacefully Saturday morning, Jan. 20, 2007, at a local nursing home. He was born on Oct. 19, 1916 in Ashwaubenon to the late James and Mattie (Dahnke) Hansen.

On Nov. 26, 1942, he married the former Vivian Everard. Together, they successfully farmed in Hobart until his retirement in 1980. Leland graduated from Green Bay West High School in 1938. After attending business school, he worked briefly at Larsen Canning and Wheeler Cheese prior to farming.

Survivors include his wife of 64 years, Vivian; two daughters, Margaret (Leo) Vande Hei and Jeanette (Dave) Wierer; nine grandchildren, Sherry (Bob) Friesen; Steve, Scott and Stan Hansen; Jim (Kristen) Vande Hei; Pam (Brian) Wondrash; Craig (Tanya) Vande Hei; Jay Wierer (fiance, Katie Meyer) and Jessica Wierer; eight great-grandchildren, Kaylyn and Erick Friesen; Reanna Hansen; Laine and Leigh Vande Hei; and Brittany, Hunter and Lauren Wondrash; one brother, Donald (LaVerne) Hansen; sisters and brothers-in-law, Gerald (Germaine) Everard, Ted (Sally) Everard, Rich (Jenny) Everard and JoAnne Elbe; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one son, Ronald; two brothers, Lester and Clyde; and several sisters and brothers-in-law.

Friends may call from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday, Jan. 22, 2007, at Lyndahl Funeral Home, where a time for sharing memories will take place at 7 p.m. Visitation will continue after 10 a.m. Tuesday at St. John Lutheran Church, 2700 Babcock Road, Ashwaubenon, where funeral services will take place at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Dennis Schatt officiating. Entombment in Allouez Chapel Mausoleum. Online condolences may be expressed at www.lyndahl.com.

The family would like to express their thanks and gratitude to the staffs of GranCare Nursing Home, Green Bay, and (previously) Good Shepherd Home, Seymour, for their kind and respectful care of our husband and dad.

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Posted January 22, 2007

Schmitt, Margaret Ann (Bader)

Margaret Ann (Bader) Schmitt, 76, a Green Bay resident passed away unexpectedly on Jan. 20, 2007, at her home. She was born on Sept. 26, 1930, daughter of the late Edward and Honora (Shea) Bader. She graduated from St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church Elementary School and was a 1948 graduate of East High School in Green Bay. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in Deaf Education and Speech Therapy from the University of Wis., Milwaukee, and did her post-graduate work at the University of Wis., Madison. She taught in Wausau, Fond du Lac, Oshkosh and Sheboygan.

On Dec. 29, 1953, she married Bernard Schmitt at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church in Green Bay and they enjoyed 53 years together. Margaret taught in England while Bernard was in the U.S. Air Force. She retired from teaching in June of 1986 and retired to Green Bay in 1990.

She especially enjoyed her grandchildren, crossword puzzles and crocheting dish rags in Packers colors. She was also known for her sense of humor.

She will be sadly missed by her husband, Bernard; children, Ruth Leonardo, Sheboygan; and her children, Ben and Frank Adamavich, Manitowoc; Edward (Barbara) Schriner-Schmitt, Sturgeon Bay, and their children, Thomas, William and Joseph; Barbara Schmitt, Darien, Wis.; Connie (Jeff) Mutchmore, Fond Du Lac and their children, Aaron, Katie and Olivia; Mary (Kelly) La Count, Suamico and their children, Mandy and Jack; Amy (Gary) Distad, Wisconsin Rapids and their children, Sophia and Natasha; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Joseph Geohegan and Beverly Bader, both of Green Bay; LaDoris Bader, Long Island, N.Y.; Connie Forester, Fond du Lac; Louis (Janet) Schmitt, Huntley Ill.; Rosemary (Joseph) Francis, Fond du Lac; and many nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her brothers and sister, Jack (Mildred) Bader; Shea (Edna) Bader; Edward Bader; Mary Ruth Geohegan; Martin (Doris) Bader and Thomas Bader.

Friends may call at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, 413 St. John Street, Green Bay on Tuesday from 2 to 4 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial Tuesday at 4 p.m. at St. John's with the Rev. Guy Blair, SCI, officiating. A memorial fund is being established with donations going to C.O.T.S. Homeless Shelter at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church. Online condolences may be sent to www.prokowall.com. Proko-Wall Funeral Home and Crematory, 468-4111, is assisting the family.

"Old age is not for sissies"

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Posted January 22, 2007

Jacobs, Fabian P.

Fabian P. Jacobs, 83, Appleton, passed away unexpectedly Jan. 17, 2007, in Edinburg, Texas.

The Mass of Resurrection will be celebrated 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, January 23, at St. Joseph Catholic church 410 W. Lawrence St., with Fr. Larry Abler officiating. Friends may call directly at the church from 10 a.m. Tuesday, until the time of the service. Burial will take place at St. Joseph Cemetery.

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Posted January 23, 2007

De Decker, James "Jimmy"

James "Jimmy" De Decker, 59, Green Bay, died at home Monday morning, Jan. 22, 2007.

Born in Green Bay on June 23, 1947, he is the son of Wilbur and Katherine (Raaths) De Decker.

Jimmy was employed at the Cerebral Palsy Center for several years. He enjoyed Matchbox cars, sports, French fries and times spent with his family and Joanne. Jimmy loved to play ball and always had a smile for everyone.

He is survived by his parents, Wilbur and Katherine De Decker, Green Bay; one brother, Kenneth De Decker, New Orleans; caregivers, Joanne (Dean) DeBaere with whom he resided; special friend, Trina; nieces and nephews.

Preceded in death by his maternal and paternal grandparents; aunts and uncles.

Visitation at WEST MASON MALCORE Funeral Home, 1530 W. Mason St., from 9 a.m. Thursday until the time of the funeral. Funeral service Thursday 11 a.m. at the funeral home by Sr. Pat Clement, CSJ. Burial in Allouez Catholic Cemetery.

Special thanks to the staff and nurses Heartland Home Health, CP Center, Caregivers Home Health, social workers and Joanne (Dean) DeBaere.

Visit malcorefuneralhome.com to send an online condolence.

Posted January 23, 2007

Geenen, Rev. Father Roy J.

Rev. Father Roy J. Geenen, 65, Waupaca, formerly of Menasha, passed away suddenly on Friday, Jan. 19, 2007.

Father Geenen was born in Kenosha, Wis., on Jan. 13, 1942, the son of the late Ray Edward and Lucina (Vanevenhoven) Geenen.

Fr. Roy was a man of many hats, delighting people with his wit and wisdom (and hats) from the pulpit, on local theatrical stages and at Parish gatherings. Fr. Roy believed in the words of Jesus, "I have come that you might have life and have it to the full." Therefore it was his wish that any of his useable organs and tissues be donated to other people in need.

He attended St. Francis Seminary in Milwaukee and was ordained on May 25, 1968, by Bishop Aloysius J. Wycislo at St. Francis Xavier Cathedral in Green Bay. Father Geenen's first appointment was as Assistant at Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin Mary Parish, Green Bay (1968). He then served as Associate Pastor at St. Bernadette Parish, Appleton (1971); St. Andrew Parish, Manitowoc (1973); and St. Francis Xavier Cathedral, Green Bay (1975). He was appointed Pastor of St. Matthew Parish, Green Bay (1977); St. Patrick Parish, Menasha (1985); and St. Mary Magdalene Parish, Waupaca (2006). He was also appointed Priest Moderator of St. Patrick Parish, Stephensville, and St. Denis Parish, Shiocton, while continuing to serve as Pastor in Waupaca. He was recently appointed Temporary Administrator of St. Mark Parish, Redgranite, and Sacred Heart Parish, Poy Sippi (2007). Father also was a member of the Presbyteral Council, elected in June, 2006. Father Geenen served as Bishop's representative to the Green Bay Catholic High Schools Budget Review Committee (1977); as a Field Advocate for the Diocesan Marriage Tribunal (1981); as a Pastor Consultor (2005); and was the Regional Vicar of Vicariate VIII from 2002 to 2006.

He is survived by one sister, Donna (Gary) Habert, Kaukauna; one brother, James (Mary) Geenen, Streamwood, Ill; special friend, Linda Zahorik, Oshkosh; nieces and nephews, Karen (Joseph) Kath, Chatham, Ill.; Laura (Jeff) Wiegel, St. Charles, Ill.; Brad Habert, Kaukauna; and great-nieces, Morgan and Natalie Kath.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Reception of the body by the Regional Vicar, Father Philip Dinh-Van-Thiep, will take place at noon on Friday, Jan. 26, 2007, at St. Mary Magdalene Church, Waupaca. Visitation will follow until 4. The funeral liturgy, expressing the Catholic faith and hope in the promised glory of the Lord's Resurrection, will follow at 4 p.m. Bishop David A. Zubik will be the Presider and Father John Bergstadt will preach the homily. A memorial service will be held on Sunday, Jan. 28, at 2 p.m. at St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Menasha. In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund has been established.

The family would like to thank the parishes where Father Roy has served for giving him prayer, love and support in his priestly ministry.

Posted January 23, 2007

Mann, Mrs. Reggie

Mrs. Reggie Mann, 81, Green Bay, died Sunday morning, Jan. 21, 2007, at a local nursing home.

Born in Hoffa Park, Wis., on March 17, 1925, she is the daughter of the late George and Julia (Smurawa) Wojkiewicz.

On Aug. 9, 1951, she married Richard Mann, and he preceded her in death on Nov. 15, 1992. She worked for many years at Kresge Department Store.

Reggie is survived by her special friend, Eugene Prue; one brother, Chester Wojkiewicz; Las Vegas; one sister, Ceil Symicik, Sheboygan; brother-in-law, Robert Plog, Green Bay; sister-in-law, Agnes Wojkiewicz, Flintville; nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; one brother, Ed Wojkiewicz; five sisters, Helen (Willard) Wilinski, Angie Davis, Stella (Wally) Kustka, Vicki Renard, and Rita Plog.

Visitation at MALCORE Funeral Home & Crematory, University Avenue at Baird Street, Friday, Jan. 26, 2007, from 1:30 p.m. until the time of the memorial service. Memorial service 2 p.m. Friday at the funeral home with Rev. Quinn Mann officiating. Please visit malcorefuneralhome.com to send online condolences.

1/23/2007 Kewaunee County Newspapers

 

Audrey V. Champeau (Mrs. Charles)


Audrey Champeau, 69, Humboldt, died unexpectedly late Wednesday evening January 17, 2007, at Aurora BayCare Medical Center, surrounded by her family.

She was born June 23, 1937, in Whitelaw, to the late John and Anna (Heinricks) Braun.

On November 3, 1956, Audrey married Charles Champeau in Whitelaw. Her enjoyments included gardening, puzzles, reading, traveling, playing cards, especially the game 31, camping, volunteering at Aurora, spending time with her children, grandchildren, and great-granddaughter.

Survivors include her husband of 50 years, Charles; and their children, Jeff (Polly) Champeau, Green Bay; Scott (Lois) Champeau, Luxemburg; Lisa (Bob) Zingler, Mike Champeau, all of Green Bay; Randy (special friend, Kay) Champeau, New Franken; Alison (Rod) Dax, Luxemburg; 13 grandchildren, Justin, Katie, Elizabeth, Sara, Jennifer, Ryan (Cindy), Samantha Champeau, Matt (Jody) Kinnard, Christopher and Emily Rueckl, Megan and Levi Dax, Matt Zingler; one great-granddaughter, Cami Zingler; two brothers and three sisters-in-law, Paul (Kathy) Braun, Manitowoc; Jiggs (Barb) Braun, Hilbert; Laverne Braun, Whitelaw; 10 brothers-in-law and 10 sisters-in-law, Martha (Nick) Stank, Superior; Norm (Toots) Champeau, Green Bay; Barbara (Roy) Boucher, Minnesota; Pat (Sandy) Champeau, Florida; John (Gloria) Champeau, Denmark; Don (Jan) Champeau, Steve (Judy) Champeau, Mark (Donna) Champeau, Cindy (Ken) Glinski, Eddie (Nora) Champeau, all of Green Bay.

She was preceded in death by two brothers, Donald and Raymond Braun; one sister and one brother-in-law, Delores and Tom Reed; her father-in-law and mother-in-law, Edward and Josephine Champeau.

Friends may call at the McMAHON FUNERAL HOME, LUXEMBURG, from 3 to 8 p.m. Sunday, January 21. Parish prayer service was held at 7 p.m. Sunday, with Sally Reynen, Pastoral Minister. Visitation continued Monday between 9 and 10:15 a.m. at St. Thomas the Apostle Church, Sugarbush. Funeral was held at 10:30 a.m. Monday at the church, with Rev. Dean Dombroski officiating. Burial was in St. Hubert Cemetery, Sugarbush.

Online messages of sympathy to the Champeau family may be e-mailed to mcmahonfh@centurytel.net .


Sam W. Fameree


Sam Fameree, 73, Casco, died Monday, January 15, 2007, at home surrounded by his family, after a long battle with strokes and diabetes.He was born February 7, 1933, to the late Ernest and Emma (Delain) Fameree.

Sam married Joan Ledvina March 31, 1953, at St. Peter Catholic Church, Lincoln. He farmed along with his wife, Joan, in the town of Casco until retirement. Sam was employed by the Kewaunee County Highway Department for 38 years. Some of Sam’s enjoyments were sports, spending time in the outdoors, traveling and partying with family and friends. Spending quality time with his grand- and great-grandchildren was an important part of his life. Sam was a member of Holy Trinity Holy Name Society and past treasurer of the village of Casco.

Sam is survived by his wife, Joan; his children, Curt Fameree, Casco; Judy (Dave) Parmentier, New Franken; Rick Fameree, Green Bay; Sam Jr. (Terry) Fameree, New Franken; Joan (Paul) Derenne, Luxemburg; 10 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; mother-in-law, Margaret Weas; brothers and sisters, Ethel Heier, Elsie Gengler, Rita (Loyd) Heraly, Jeanette (Dale) Vandervest, Frank Fameree, Ernie (Mary Ellen) Fameree, Emmy (Rudy) Hanamann; sisters-in-law, Mary Ann Fameree, Toby Fameree; godmother, Evelyn Prokash.

He was preceded in death by one son, Joe Fameree; brothers, Orville (Audrey) Fameree, Jim Fameree, Al Fameree; sister, Betty (Joe) Arendt; father-in-law, Joe Ledvina; stepfather-in-law, Walter Weas; brothers-in-law, Merle Nelson, Gene Heier, Al Gengler.

Family and friends called Thursday, January 18, from 4-8 p.m. at Wiesner and Massart Funeral Home, Casco, and again Friday until 10:15 a.m. at the funeral home. Wake service was held at 7 p.m. Thursday, led by Bob Miller. The Mass of Christian Burial was held Friday at 10:30 a.m. at Holy Trinity Catholic Church, Casco, with Fr. Milton Suess officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.The family wishes to thank Dr. Mark Kroll, Home Care nurses and Hospice for their care and comfort, Fr. Milton Suess for his prayers and kindness, and all our family, friends and neighbors for their prayers and support. In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund has been established.

Patricia (Tiske) Mertens

Patricia (Tiske) Mertens, 76, Dyckesville, died peacefully Tuesday evening, January 16, 2007, at her home, surrounded by her family.

She was born January 10, 1931, in Gastra, Mich., to the late David and Kathleen (Mcquire) Kinney.

On September 11, 1948, Patricia married Edward W. Tiske. He preceded her in death in April 2004. On June 26, 1998, she married Richard L. Mertens in Green Bay. Her enjoyments included playing the piano, reading, playing cards, and visiting her friends at the Luxemburg Senior Meal Site Center.

Survivors include her husband, Richard; and her five children, Valiant (Ida) Tiske, Casco; Patricia Lynn (fiancé Richard J. Schaetz) Rosner, Craig Tiske, all of Green Bay; Brian (Carmel) Tiske, Kewaunee; Eileen (fiancé Harry Goltz Jr.) Tiske, Crivitz; 12 grandchildren, Vincent, Bonnie, Amanda, Andrew and Allison, Bethany and Victoria, Tad and Ashley, Chris and Davey, William; one great-grandchild, Amber; several step-children, stepgrandchildren, stepgreat-grandchildren; one sister, Ginger and Mac Hagberg, Colorado.

Patricia was preceded in death by one brother, David D. Kinney.

Friends called at the McMAHON FUNERAL HOME, LUXEMBURG, from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday, January 19. Prayer service was held at 7 p.m., with Rev. Milton Suess officiating. As per Patricia’s wishes, her funeral and burial were private.

 

1/23/2007 Oconto County Reporter

 

Deloris Agnes Lynch-Rudolph

Deloris Agnes Lynch-Rudolph, 83, of Oconto, passed away Thursday, January 18, 2007 at Woodlands of Oconto.
Deloris was born May 25, 1924 in Oconto to the late Charles and Geraldine (Brabant) Feifarek. She married Lawrence Lynch on September 6, 1945. He preceded her in death in 1990. Deloris married Herman Rudolph in 1993. He preceded her in death in 2001. Deloris was a wonderful cook and a great ballroom dancer. She was a member of the Christian Mothers Society, Women's Auxiliary, and Holy Trinity Catholic Church.
Deloris is survived by a daughter, Debra (William) Horn, Appleton; a son, Bruce (Michael Ann) Lynch, Green Bay; four brothers, Charles (Nann) Feifarek, San Jose, CA; Elmer (Maggie) Feifarek, Appleton; Alfred (Dee) Feifarek, Wisconsin Rapids; Bernard (Ruth) Feifarek, Oconto; a sister, Harriet Newbury, Oconto; eight grandchildren and one great-grandchild. She was preceded in death by a son, Charles Lynch and a brother, Glen Feifarek.
The family will receive relatives and friends at the Holy Trinity Catholic Church, Oconto, from 12 noon to 2 PM Tuesday, January 23, 2007. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 2 PM Tuesday at the church with the Rev. Patrick Beno officiating. The Gallagher Funeral Home, Oconto, is assisting the family. On line condolences may be expressed at www.gallagherfuneralhome.net.

 

Margaret L. Elbe

Margaret L. Elbe, 94, Oconto Falls, went to her heavenly home on Saturday morning, January 13, 2007, surrounded by her loving family.
She was born at home January 7, 1913 on the family farm to Charles and Celia (Boucher) Coppens. She grew up in Morgan where she attended South Morgan School, later graduating from Oconto Falls High School with the class of 1931. Following graduation, she attended Teachers Training at Outagamie County Normal in Kaukauna and began her teaching career in South Chase. Over the years, Margaret could fondly recall the one room school house she ran near Pulaski, teaching all eight grades by herself with many Polish speaking people. On April 19, 1934 she married Gust Elbe in Gillett where they lived for a short time. In 1942 they purchased a farm on Daly Creek Road in the Town of Oconto Falls which they made their family home for most of their lives. In 1943 Margaret went back to teaching at North Branch School, which is now the Town Hall for the Town of Oconto Falls, and continued teaching school at Spring Hill, Clover Nook, North Morgan and eventually Oconto Falls Elementary where she taught 3rd grade. Because education was always very important to her, Margaret attended summer school at St. Norbert College and eventually graduated with her degree in elementary education in 1963. Margaret taught for 35 years, over 25 years in the Oconto Falls School District until retiring in 1978. She was a longtime member of Grace Lutheran Church in Oconto Falls, the Oconto County Retired Teachers Association and AARP. Margaret will lovingly be remembered for her big vegetable and flower gardens, baking bread and cookies for family and friends, and as a person who had a fondness for animals, especially Collie dogs.
Survivors are her daughter and son-in-law, Shirley and Donald "Toby" Peterson, Oconto Falls; one daughter-in-law, Jo Anne Elbe, Seymour; eight grandchildren: Lynette (Kent) Reidinger, Green Bay; Mike (Koreen) Peterson, Kathryn (Lou) Hobyan all of Oconto Falls; Mari Jo (Terry) Gorman, Jan (John) Hilbert all of Howard; Beth (Jim) Ribar, Green Bay; Bryan (Jody) Elbe, Seymour; Gust (Amy) Elbe, Green Bay; 24 great-grandchildren; two sisters, Kathleen Kuhlman, Chico, CA; Helen (Rueben) Timm, Gillett; three sisters-in-law, Marion Coppens, Green Bay; Lucille Coppens, Oconto Falls; Jane Elbe, Green Bay.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Gust Elbe on November 29, 1993, her son, Ronald Elbe on June 29, 2005, one granddaughter, Ann Marie Elbe, three brothers William, Norman and Phillip Coppens, one brother-in-law, Robert Kuhlmann and an infant sister, Agnes.
Friends may call at Jones Funeral Service (920)-848-2222 or visit: www.jonesfuneral.com in Oconto Falls from 4:00 until 8:00 p.m. Tuesday, January 16, 2007. Visitation will continue at Grace Lutheran Church in Oconto Falls after 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, January 17, 2007 until the time of services. Funeral services will be held 11:00 a.m. Wednesday at the church with the Rev. Doreen Jeffers officiating. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery, Oconto Falls.
In lieu of other expressions of sympathy, memorials may be made to the Grace Lutheran Church Stained Glass Window or Building Funds.

 

1/25/2007 GBPG

 

Posted January 25, 2007

Hermsen, Mrs. Howard (Clara)

Mrs. Howard (Clara) Hermsen, 92, Green Bay, died Monday evening, Jan. 22, 2007, at a local nursing home.

Born in Mayville, Wis., on Aug. 17, 1914, she is the daughter of the late Stephen and Stella (Greskoviak) Penkoske. Clara graduated with honors from Oconto High School, Class of 1933.

On Jan. 8, 1938, she married Howard Hermsen at St. Joseph Church, Oconto. The couple lived their entire married life in Green Bay. Clara was a member of St. Francis Xavier Cathedral Church. She was a great seamstress, enjoyed traveling and times spent with her family. Clara was a great wit and was a family caretaker, helping out whenever there was a need.

She is survived by her beloved husband, Howard; two daughters, Marilyn (Dan) De Witt, Green Bay; Jacqueline (Jim) Resick, Pulaski; six grandchildren, Michael (Susan) De Witt, Colette (Tim) Kuhfuss, Phillip De Witt, Renee (Jeff) Bisbee, Emily Resick, and Andrea Resick; nine great-grandchildren, Ashleigh, Alyssa, Abigail, M. Alex, and Angelica De Witt, Shannon and Hunter Kuhfuss, Austin and Rhiannon Bisbee; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Alex Feucht, Mayville; Myrtle Penkoske, Oconto; James Hermsen, Oconto; Roger (Mary) Hermsen, Appleton; many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; brothers and sisters, Joseph (Edna) Penkoske, Tony Penkoske, Louis (Marjorie) Penkoske, George (Ruth) Penkoske, Mary (Peter) Angelish, Sophie (Clarence) La Fave, Veronica Feucht; and many brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law from the Hermsen family.

Friends may call at St. Francis Xavier Cathedral Church, 140 S. Monroe Ave., Green Bay, from 9 a.m. Saturday until the time of the funeral. Funeral Saturday 11 a.m. at the Cathedral with Monsignor Roy Klister officiating. Entombment in Allouez Chapel Mausoleum. WEST MASON MALCORE Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Special thanks to the staff and nurses of Rebekah Haven and Odd Fellows Nursing Home.

Posted January 25, 2007

Lund, Leland "Link" L.

Leland "Link" L. Lund, 71, Green Bay, died peacefully at his home on Jan. 24, 2007.

Born on June 4, 1935, in Green Bay, he is the son of the late Vernon and Josephine (Delarwelle) Lund.

On Aug. 28, 1982, he married the former Diane Karas. Leland was employed at Alwin Manufacturing for 44 years. He was a member of the Steelworkers Union, local #06050. Leland enjoyed working outside, especially gardening and planting flowers.

Leland is survived by his loving wife of nearly 25 years, Diane; five adoring children, Denise Lund, Minneapolis, Minn.; Karen (William) Groff, Lori (Eric) Vandenbusch, Timothy (Wendy) Lund, Philip (Suzie) Karas, all of Green Bay; five grandchildren, Steve Karas, Tanya Lund, Paul Oligney, Sarah and Ashley Karas; three sisters, Esther Kapla, Two Rivers; Elizabeth (Mike) Slusarek, Suamico; Marrie Monie; one sister-in-law, Pearl Lund, Green Bay.

He was preceded in death by his parents; one brother, James Lund; one brother-in-law, Lester Kapla.

Visitation Saturday at WEST MASON MALCORE Funeral Home & Crematory, 1530 W. Mason St., from 12 (noon) until the time of the funeral. Funeral 4 p.m. at WEST MASON MALCORE Funeral Home Funeral with Rev. Frank Kauzlarich. Burial at Ft. Howard Cemetery.

Please visit malcorefuneralhome.com to send online condolences or to share memories.

The family would like to extend a special thanks to Unity Hospice for their compassionate care.

Posted January 25, 2007

Moen Sr., John Allen

John Allen Moen Sr., 45, died unexpectedly, Saturday, Jan. 20, 2007.

He was born June 24, 1961. John loved music, playing the drums, and baseball, but most important to him was his love for his sons, John Jr. and Eric.

In addition to his two sons, John is also survived by two grandchildren, Eric Jr. and Natalie Kay; his mother, Dorothy; two sisters, Sherry and Linda; five brothers, Harlan, Jr., Mike, Hank, Ron and Tom.

He was preceded in death by his father, Harlan Moen Sr. on Feb. 2, 1998.

Friends may call at Blaney Funeral Home 1521 Shawano Ave., from 10 a.m. to noon Friday. A memorial service will be held at 12 noon Friday at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund has been established in John's name at Blaney Funeral Home.

1/26/2007 GBPG

 

Posted January 26, 2007

Hermsen, Mrs. Howard (Clara)

Mrs. Howard (Clara) Hermsen, 92, Green Bay, died Monday evening, Jan. 22, 2007, at a local nursing home.

Friends may call at St. Francis Xavier Cathedral Church, 140 S. Monroe Ave., Green Bay, from 9 a.m. Saturday until the time of the funeral. Funeral Saturday 11 a.m. at the Cathedral with Monsignor Roy Klister officiating. Entombment in Allouez Chapel Mausoleum. WEST MASON MALCORE Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Posted January 26, 2007

Whiting, John A.

John A. Whiting, loving husband and father, 75, Oconto, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2007, at his home. John was born Feb. 21, 1931, in Lena, to the late Anson and Clara (Barribeau) Whiting. He married Cecelia Rovinsky on March 28, 1951. John was a barber for over 25 years. John loved woodworking and built many things. John served his country in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War where he received the Purple Heart. John was a member of the AMVETS Post #63 and Holy Trinity Parish.

John is survived by his wife, Cecelia, Oconto; two daughters, Bonnie (Chris) Bitters, Lena; Sandra (Tim) Geyer, Green Bay; two sons, Neil (Sue) Whiting, Juneau; James (Judy) Whiting, Green Bay; three sisters, Clarabelle Younger, Stiles; Rose Senn, Dunbar; Jenny McCann, Tomah; 11 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

He is preceded in death by two sisters, Elizabeth Flynn, Mabel Schaal; and two brothers, Antone and Eugene Whiting.

The family will receive relatives and friends at the Gallagher Funeral Home, Oconto, from 2 to 4 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2007. Memorial services will be conducted 2 p.m. at the funeral home with the Rev. Patrick Beno officiating. On line condolences may be expressed at www.gallagherfuneralhome.net.

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Posted January 27, 2007

Van Lanen, Jerome A.

Jerome A. Van Lanen, age 92, of Little Chute, passed away Wednesday, January 24, 2007, at the Appleton Medical Center. Jerry was born in De Pere, Wisconsin, on February 28, 1914, son of the late Anton and Anna (Hermes) Van Lanen. Much of Jerome's life was spent in the Green Bay and De Pere area, having relocated to Kaukauna after his marriage to Catherine Micke. As a young man, Jerry began working in the mill at the Charmin Paper Company (Procter & Gamble) in Green Bay. Over the years, he was promoted several times, and at the time of his retirement in 1980, was working in personnel management. Many will recall Jerome working alongside his father and brothers at the family-operated mink farm in rural De Pere. He was an avid hunter and fisherman, and also enjoyed square dance groups and card clubs for many years.

Jerome was a faithful and active member of St. Boniface Parish in De Pere and Holy Cross Parish in Kaukauna. He was also an avid traveler, and had visited many destinations in the United States and in Europe.

He is survived by two children: Robert (Jane) Van Lanen of Westchester, Illinois and their daughter Kathleen Van Lanen; and Jane (Michael) DeStaercke of De Pere and children Steven DeStaercke, Rachael Hovland, Joshua (Shana) Hovland, and Melissa (Doug) Schwartz; several brothers and sisters: Marie (Bill) Smits, Loretta Hansen, Dorothy (Ira) Thiry, Lloyd (Ellen) Van Lanen, Jean (Darrel) Molzahn, all of De Pere; Doris DeBruin of Little Chute; Lorraine Gersek and Gerald (RoseAnn) Van Lanen, both of Green Bay; and a sister-in-law, Ruth Schippers of Albuquerque, New Mexico; as well as many nieces, nephews, and many dear friends.

Jerome is also survived by members of the Micke family: Norman Micke of Madison, Harold Micke of Kaukauna, John (Mary Beth) Micke of De Pere, Melvin (Nina Matterella) Micke of Michigan, and Luane Quella of Appleton. Further survivors include members of the Loraine Landwehr family. They include: Janet (Jerome) Stingle of Loon Lake, Sharon (Dick) Melchert of Black Creek, and Darryl Landwehr of Reno, Nevada and their families.

Jerome was preceded in death by his parents; by his wives, Virginia (nee Schippers) in 1981, Catherine (nee Van Handel) Micke in 1999, and Loraine (nee Lembcke) Landwehr Romenesko in 2007; three brothers: Dick (Hazel) Van Lanen, Lawrence (Blanche) Van Lanen, Johnny Van Lanen; two sisters: Genevieve Giesler and Rachael Robillard; five brothers-in-law: Lyman Hansen, Mervin DeBruin, Edmund Gersek, Sr., Arthur Hendricks, and Lee Robillard. He was also preceded in death by members of the Schippers family. They include Virginia's brothers and sisters: Mathilda (Sylvester) Janssen, Veronica (Ervin) Van Vonderen, Carolyn (Robert Wiggins) (Curt Spindler), Richard (Bertha) Schippers, and Theodore Schippers. He was also preceded in death by members of the Micke family. They include Mary Kay Micke and Janet VandeHey. Jerry was also preceded in death by brothers and sisters of Catherine and Loraine.

The funeral liturgy for Jerome will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, January 29, 2007, at HOLY CROSS CATHOLIC CHURCH, 309 Desnoyer Street in Kaukauna, with Fr. Jack Mullarkey officiating. Entombment will be in the Allouez Catholic Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home on Sunday, from 1 p.m. until 5 p.m. and again Monday, at the church from 9:30 a.m. until the hour of the service.

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Posted January 28, 2007

Boex, La Verne M.

La Verne M. Boex, 78, Green Bay, died Friday, Jan. 26, 2007. She was born June 15, 1928, to the late John and Flora (Panure) Watermolen. She married James P. Boex; he preceded her in death in June of 1981. La Verne was a lifelong resident of Green Bay. She was a member of St. Agnes Catholic Church.

Survivors include her children, Bonita K. (David) Bonkrud, El Paso, Texas; Steven R. (Dianne) Boex, Green Bay; and Susan M. (Roger) Ruplinger, Green Bay; six grandchildren, Matthew Bonkrud; Kate (William) Kilmer; James and Stacie Boex; and Adam and Aaron Ruplinger; one great-granddaughter, Emilie Bonkrud; one brother and sister-in-law, David (Phyllis) Watermolen, Suring; numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends and lifelong friends, Beverly and Charlie Wery.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by nine sisters and brothers, Eleanor, Evelyn, Mildred, Clarice, Marge, Elmer, Frances, Cyril, and Clifford.

Friends may call from 4 to 7 p.m. Monday, Jan. 29, 2007, at Lyndahl Funeral Home where funeral services will take place at 7 p.m. Burial will take place at Fort Howard Memorial Park.

The family would like to thank Unity Hospice for all their care given.

In lieu of flowers a memorial fund has been established in LaVerne's name. Online condolences may be expressed at www.lyndahl.com.

Posted January 28, 2007

De Grand, Laverne M.

Laverne M. De Grand, 81, Green Bay, passed away Friday, Jan. 16, 2007.

Funeral arrangements are pending. Proko-Wall Funeral Home is assisting the family.

Posted January 28, 2007

Dier, Marvin

Marvin Dier, 84, Algoma, died Thursday, January 25, 2007, at the Algoma Long Term Care Unit. He was born February 22, 1922, in Algoma to Alfred and Elizabeth (Fett) Dier. Marvin graduated from St. Mary's Catholic Grade School. Later he served in the US Army entering October 15, 1942, serving in Alaska. Marvin married Grace Le Cloux at St. Peter's Church, Lincoln on April 11, 1944. He was discharged February 28, 1946, and came back to Algoma. Marvin spent the majority of his working life as a cabinet maker for Forestville Builders, retiring in 1985 at the age of 63. Marvin always treasured his time with his grandchildren, especially holding them in his rocking chair. He loved spending time with all children. He was an avid hunter and Packers fan. Marvin was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church, member and past commander of the George W. Goetz American Legion Post 372, Forestville, former member of the Forestville/Maplewood Lions Club, Knights of Columbus Council 2210, Algoma, Men's Club, served on the Grand View Housing Authority for many years, and volunteered for many years at the Algoma Chamber Building, St. Vincent DePaul, and Meals on Wheels.

Marvin is survived by his three children, Jim (Heidi) Dier, Algoma; Jane (Kevin) Dier - Zimmel, Beaver Dam; and Sue (Jack) Haegele, Kewaunee; four grandchildren, Matthew Dier - Zimmel (fiancee Amanda); Jessica Dier (fiancee Craig); Sarah and Katie Dier; two brothers, Mahlon (Jeanette) Dier, Algoma; and Norman (Anna Belle) Dier, Casco; many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents and his wife Grace on July 31, 1998.

Friends may gather at the SCHINDERLE FUNERAL HOME, Algoma from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday, January 28, 2007, and after 10 a.m. Monday at St. Mary's Church until the Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m. with Rev. Bill Swichtenberg officiating. Prayer service at 7 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Burial in the church cemetery with full military rites.

Memorials may be sent to the Algoma Long Term Care Unit at 1510 Fremont St., Algoma, WI 54201 for room renovations in memory of Marvin.

The family wishes to thank Dr. Anderson and all the staff at the Algoma Long Term Care Unit for all the special care and kindness given to Marvin during his stay there.

Posted January 28, 2007

Goffard, Evelyn W.

Evelyn W. Goffard, 90, De Pere, passed into eternal life in Jesus' loving arms surrounded by family on Friday evening, Jan. 26, 2007. She was born January 2, 1917, daughter of the late Christian and Rose (Roffers) Hendricks. On Oct. 22, 1947, she was united in marriage to Benjamin Goffard in De Pere. He preceded her in death August 1, 1994.

Evelyn was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Vans Valley. She was involved in church functions, cooking for funerals, church picnics and cookie bake sales. She enjoyed playing cards with her family weekly and especially playing in "The Card Club" with Shirley, Nancy and Terrie. She also liked gardening, baking, cooking and canning, raising chickens, spending time with her family and working on the farm raising five children and grandchildren and helping people out.

Evelyn is survived by one son, Jim Goffard; four daughters, Diane Goffard, Grace Treml (special friend, Steve), Jean Goffard, and Janet (Jeff) Widi; 10 grandchildren, Dawn, Jenny, Ben, Melissa, Gus, Summer, Danny, Sarah, Brian, Lori; great-grandchildren, Jamie, Roxy, Becky, Jordan, Ellie, Dominick, Raymond, Amanda and Nick; one brother, Elmer Hendricks; two sisters-in-law, Loretta Hansen and Virginia DeBruin; special friends, Ruth and Marie; and other neighbors and friends.

She was preceded in death by two sisters, Leona Van Gheem and Lillian Goffard; and three brothers, Roland, Fred and Arthur.

Friends may call at Muehl-Boettcher Funeral Home, Seymour, on Monday, Jan. 29, 2007, from 4 to 8 p.m. with a prayer service at 7:30 p.m. Visitation will continue on Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2007, at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Vans Valley, from 9:30 a.m. until funeral service at 11 a.m. with Father Pete Renard and Father Tim Shillcox officiating. Burial will be in the parish cemetery. Online condolences may be expressed at: www.boettcherfuneralhomes.com.

A special thank you to the entire staff of Rennes Health Center, De Pere, for all your special care, concern and compassion.

Posted January 28, 2007

Van Lanen, Jerome A.

Jerome A. Van Lanen, 92, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2007, at the Appleton Medical Center. Jerry was born in De Pere, Wisconsin on Feb. 28, 1914, son of the late Anton and Anna (Hermes) Van Lanen. Much of Jerome's life was spent in the Green Bay and De Pere area, having relocated to Kaukauna after his marriage to Catherine Micke. As a young man, Jerry began working in the mill at the Charmin Paper Company (Procter & Gamble) in Green Bay. Over the years, he was promoted several times, and at the time of his retirement in 1980 was working in personnel management. Many will recall Jerome working alongside his father and brothers at the family-operated mink farm in rural De Pere. He was an avid hunter and fisherman, and also enjoyed square dance groups and card clubs for many years.

Jerome was a faithful and active member of St. Boniface Parish in De Pere and Holy Cross Parish in Kaukauna. He was also an avid traveler, and had visited many destinations in the United States and in Europe.

He is survived by two children: Robert (Jane) Van Lanen of Westchester, Illinois and their daughter Kathleen Van Lanen; and Jane (Michael) DeStaercke of De Pere and children Steven DeStaercke, Rachael Hovland, Joshua (Shana) Hovland, and Melissa (Doug) Schwartz; several brothers and sisters: Marie (Bill) Smits, Loretta Hansen, Dorothy (Ira) Thiry, Lloyd (Ellen) Van Lanen, Jean (Darrel) Molzahn, all of De Pere; Doris DeBruin of Little Chute; Lorraine Gersek and Gerald (RoseAnn) Van Lanen, both of Green Bay; and a sister-in-law, Ruth Schippers of Albuquerque, New Mexico; a brother-in-law, Paul Giesler of North Carolina; as well as many nieces, nephews, and many dear friends.

Jerome is also survived by members of the Micke family: Norman Micke of Madison, Harold Micke of Kaukauna, John (Mary Beth) Micke of De Pere, Melvin (Nina Matterella) Micke of Michigan, and Luane Quella of Appleton. Further survivors include members of the Loraine Landwehr family. They include: Janet (Jerome) Stingle of Loon Lake, Sharon (Dick) Melchert of Black Creek, and Darryl Landwehr of Reno, Nevada and their families.

Jerome was preceded in death by his parents; by his wives, Virginia (nee Schippers) in 1981, Catherine (nee Van Handel) Micke in 1999, and Loraine (nee Lembcke) Landwehr Romenesko in 2007; three brothers: Dick (Hazel) Van Lanen, Lawrence (Blanche) Van Lanen, Johnny Van Lanen; two sisters: Genevieve Giesler and Rachael Robillard; five brothers-in-law: Lyman Hansen, Mervin DeBruin, Edmund Gersek, Sr., Arthur Hendricks, Norbert Van Gheem and Lee Robillard. He was also preceded in death by members of the Schippers family. They include Virginia's brothers and sisters: Mathilda (Sylvester) Janssen, Veronica (Ervin) Van Vonderen, Carolyn (Robert Wiggins) (Curt Spindler), Richard (Bertha) Schippers, and Theodore Schippers. He was also preceded in death by members of the Micke family. They include Mary Kay Micke and Janet VandeHey. Jerry was also preceded in death by brothers and sisters of Catherine and Loraine.

The funeral liturgy for Jerome will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, January 29, 2007 at HOLY CROSS CATHOLIC CHURCH, 309 Desnoyer Street in Kaukauna with Fr. Jack Mullarkey officiating. Entombment will be in the Allouez Catholic Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home on Sunday from 1 p.m. until 5 p.m. and again Monday at the church from 9:30 a.m. until the hour of the service.

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Posted January 29, 2007

Baldwin, Judith Rose Bader

Judith Rose Bader Baldwin, Norfolk, of the 8200 block of Fernwood Drive, 69, passed away Jan. 26, 2007, in DePaul Hospital. Mrs. Baldwin was a Photographer with Newport News Shipbuilding & Drydock Company and a U.S. Marine Corps veteran.

She is survived by her sister, Janice Lawrenz, Beloit, Wis.; a niece, Pamela Holt and husband, Ron, Green Bay, Wis.; a great niece, Carlyne Holt, Green Bay, Wis.; three great nephews, Maxwell Holt, Green Bay, Wis.; and Samuel and Karl Lawrenz, both Chilton, Wis.; and a close friend, Joan Faunce, Richmond, Va.

She was predeceased by her husband, William Joseph Baldwin and a nephew, Paul Lawrenz.

A graveside service will be conducted Wednesday at 11 a.m. at Woodlawn Memorial Gardens. Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home Tidewater Drive Chapel is handling the arrangements.

Memorial donations may be made to American Cancer Society.

Posted January 29, 2007

De Grand, Laverne "Cookie"

Laverne "Cookie" De Grand, 81, Town of Humboldt, died at her home on Friday Jan. 26, 2007, following a long illness, with her family by her side. She was born April 9, 1925, in Green Bay to the late William and Alvina (Detrie) Van Lanen. Cookie married David De Grand in 1941, in Green Bay. He preceded her in death in 1989. She was employed at Biebels Grocery for 35 years until her retirement. Cookie enjoyed crocheting, cooking and above all, spending time with her family. She was currently a member of Bayside Christian Fellowship.

Cookie is survived by three daughters and one son-in-law, Nancy La Mal, Bonnie and Eric Burkart and Kathy De Grand, all Green Bay. One son and daughter-in-law, Gary and Rene' De Grand, Lakewood; 17 grandchildren; 28 great grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren. Two sisters, Irene Kropp and Bette Murphy, both Green Bay.

She was preceded in death by one daughter, Mary Boulanger; one son, Tom De Grand; and one son-in-law, Harold La Mal.

Friends may call at the Proko-Wall Funeral Home, 1630 E. Mason St. after 3 p.m. Tuesday. Funeral Service 7 p.m. Tuesday with the Rev. Garry Pierce officiating. The visitation will continue after the funeral until 8 p.m. Entombment to follow at Nicolet Memorial Gardens. Online condolences may be sent to the De Grand family at www.prokowall.com.

Cookie's family would like to extend a sincere thank you to Kara and Gina at Unity Hospice for all the loving care mom received from them, and for the peace and calm they brought into our home and hearts, we love you.

Posted January 29, 2007

Dier, Marvin

Marvin Dier, 84, Algoma, died Thursday Jan. 25, 2007, at the Algoma Long Term Care Unit. he was born Feb. 22, 1922, in Algoma to Alfred and Elizabeth (Fett) Dier. Marvin graduated from St. Mary's Catholic Grade School. Later he served in the U.S. Army entering Oct. 15, 1942, serving in Alaska. Marvin married Grace Le Cloux at St. Peter's Church, Lincoln on April 11, 1944. He was discharged Feb. 28, 1946 and came back to Algoma. Marvin spent the majority of his working life as a cabinet maker for Forestville Builders, retiring in 1985 at the age of 63.

Marvin always treasured his time with his grandchildren, especially holding them in his rocking chair. He loved spending time with all children. He was an avid hunter and Packer fan. Marvin was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church, member and past commander of the George W. Goetz American Legion Post 372, Forestville, former member of the Forestville/Maplewood Lions Club, Knights of Columbus Council 2210, Algoma, Men's Club, served on the Grand View Housing Authority for many years, and volunteered for many years at the Algoma Chamber Building, St. Vincent DePaul, and Meals on Wheels.

Marvin is survived by his three children, Jim (Heidi) Dier, Algoma; Jane (Kevin) Dier-Zimmel, Beaver Dam; and Sue (Jack) Haegele, Kewaunee; four grandchildren, Matthew Dier-Zimmel (fiancee Amanda); Jessica Haegele (fiance Craig); Sarah and Katie Dier; two brothers, Mahlon (Jeanette) Dier, Algoma; and Norman (Anabelle) Dier, Casco; many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents and his wife, Grace, on July 31, 1998.

Friends may gather at the SCHINDERLE FUNERAL HOME, after 10 a.m. TODAY at St. Mary's Church until the Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Bill Swichtenberg officiating. Prayer service at 7 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Burial in the church cemetery with full military rites. Memorials may be sent to the Algoma Long Term Care Unit at 1510 Fremont St., Algoma, WI 54201 for room renovations in memory of Marvin.

The family wishes to thank Dr. Anderson and all the staff at the Algoma Long Term Care Unit for all the special care and kindness given to Marvin during his stay there.

Posted January 29, 2007

Gerlikovsky, Dennis

Dennis Gerlikovsky, 64, Green Bay resident, died Saturday Jan. 27, 2007, at home. He was born Sept. 8, 1942, in Green Bay, to the late Benjamin and Lorraine (Brosig) Gerlikovsky. On June 12, 1965, Dennis married Charlotte Leurquin. Dennis worked at St. Vincent Hospital for 45 years. Dennis loved spending time hunting and gardening. He also loved spending time with his grandchildren as well as watching movies and playing video games.

Survivors include his wife Charlotte; four daughters, Julie (Randy) Landwehr, Appleton; Mary Gerlikovsky, Green Bay; Susan Drake, Green Bay; Bobbie (Orville) Summers, Oneida; one son, Dennis Gerlikovsky, Jr., Green Bay; and nine grandchildren, Bridget, Jessica, Amber, Elizabeth, Samantha, Orville III, Isaac, Andrew, and Duece. He is further survived by one brother, Tim (Sue) Gerlikovsky, Green Bay; two sisters, Judy (Ray) Nemetz, Maribel and Karen Moore, Green Bay; many aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by two sisters, Janice and Connie; one brother, Eugene; two grandchildren, Robert Drake and April Landwehr.

Friends may call at Proko-Wall Funeral Home, 1630 E. Mason St. on Tuesday from 4 to 8 p.m. Parish Wake Service 6 p.m. Visitation will continue on Wednesday at St. Philip the Apostle Church, 312 Victoria St. from 10 to 11 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial 11 a.m. at the church with the Rev. Dave Pleier officiating. Entombment in the Shrine of the Good Shepherd Mausoleum. Online condolences can be sent to the Gerlikovsky family at www.prokowall.com.

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Posted January 30, 2007

Ebeling, Edward J.

Edward J. Ebeling, 90, of Green Bay passed away Saturday, Jan. 27, 2007, after a courageous battle with cancer.

Ed was born to the late George and Josephine (Van Lorynen) Ebeling on May 11, 1916.

In 1937, he married Margaret Malcore. She preceded him in death in 1965.

Ed then married Mary Frelich Ledvina, who preceded him in death in 1995.

As a teenager, Ed worked at Zimonick Gardens in Green Bay, starting with picking vegetables and then as office manager. He later started E-Z Transfer moving company with A. Zehms. After buying out Zehms, Ed's company became E & E Trucking. He delivered for WG&R, Montgomery Wards and Sears, after which he retired in 1977.

Ed loved fishing and hunting at his cottage at Crooked Lake and perch fishing on the bay. He was an avid sports fan, especially of baseball, and still knew the starting lineup for several teams. Ed was a charter member of St. Bernard Catholic Church. He was a loving husband and father, especially caring for Mary during her illness.

Survivors include one brother, George Ebeling, Green Bay; stepdaughters, Elaine (Homer) Granius, Florida; and Marilyn (Gerald) Watzka, Green Bay; seven grandchildren, Mary Salm, Paula (John) Smits, Jerry (Jane) Watzka, James (special friend, Sherri) Watzka, Jean (Paul) Redmon, John (Molly) Watzka and Joan (Peter) Jindra; 12 great-grandchildren. Ed is also survived by special friend, Yvonne, and her children; brother-in-law, George Frelich, Manitowoc; and sister-in-law, Marcella Frelich, Maribel.

Besides his parents and wives, Ed was preceded in death by one sister, Edith Hetzel.

Friends may call at the Proko-Wall Funeral Home, 1630 E. Mason St. on Thursday, Feb. 1, 2007, from 4-8 p.m. and again on Friday from 9:30 a.m. until the time of services at St. Bernard Catholic Church, 2040 Hillside Lane. Parish wake service 7 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Mass of Christian Burial 10:30 a.m. Friday at the church with Rev. David Pleier officiating. Burial in Allouez Catholic Cemetery. Online condolences may be expressed to the Ebeling family at www.prokowall.com.

Ed's family would like to express a sincere thank you to the doctors, nurses and staff of Aurora BayCare Medical Center, Parkview Care Center and Odd Fellow Home for their care and support.

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Posted January 31, 2007

Blahnik, Lois A.

Lois A. Blahnik, 94, Algoma, found peace and went to be with her savior on Sunday, Jan. 28, 2007, at the Algoma Long Term Care Unit. She was born Jan. 16, 1913, in Maplewood to Charles and Ella (Keogh) Zastrow. Lois attended high school and received her teaching certificate from the Door/Kewaunee County Normal School. She worked as a beautician before her marriage to Anthony J. Blahnik on Sept. 2, 1939, at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Algoma.

After her marriage, Lois was a devoted stay at home mother for her seven children. Her favorite pastime was reading the bible and any other Christian material that would strengthen her tremendous faith in God. Anthony and Lois were devoted to improving the lives of the disabled and were instrumental in establishing the Kewaunee County Development Center in Algoma.

She is survived by her children, Sandra Blahnik, New Franken; Kay(Adrian) Schmidt, Maplewood; Toni (Randy) Massart, Forestville; Tom Blahnik, Algoma; Joe (DeDe) Blahnik, Algoma; and Becky (Rick) Zajac, Green Bay; 16 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband Anthony, Nov. 8, 1982, one daughter, Mary Jo Laurent, one son-in-law, Tony Laurent, two sisters and two brothers.

Friends may gather at the SCHINDERLE FUNERAL HOME, Algoma, from 3 pm Friday, Feb. 2, 2007, until time of services at 7 p.m. with Pastors Kenneth Taylor and Alex Blahnik officiating. Private burial in St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery on Saturday.

The family wishes to thank the staff of the Algoma Long Term Care Unit for the wonderful care and compassion given to Lois during her stay there. They would also like to thank the staff of Anna's House in New Franken for their kindness and care of Lois during the four years she lived there.

Posted January 31, 2007

Donart, Naomi L.

Naomi L. Donart, 95, Green Bay, went to join her husband in heaven on Monday afternoon, Jan. 29, 2007 while at a local nursing home following a lengthy illness. Born Dec. 28, 1911 in Green Bay, she is the daughter of the late Louis and Elizabeth (Vandersteen) Sommerfeld. Naomi graduated from East High School, Class of 1929. She was employed as a secretary at Lowe Bros. Paint Store. Naomi married James O. Donart on Jan. 22, 1938 at St. Willebrord Church and he preceded her in death on July 16, 1995. She is a long-time member of SS. Peter and Paul Parish and a member of the Ladies' Altar Society. Naomi will be remembered for her enjoyment of attending auctions at Massart's Auction House, flower gardening, and meeting with friends along with her husband, Jim, to sip a few beers at Pearl and Orv's Bar and later at her son Gary's bar, Taylor and Donart's. She is most fondly remembered for her devotion to her family as a great wife, mother and grandmother.

She is survived by six children and their spouses: Gary and Anna Donart of New Franken; Judy and James Kirsten of Allouez; Robert and Marilyn Donart of Green Bay; Alan and Darlene Donart of Green Bay; David and Patti Donart of Algoma; Steven and Jo Ann Donart of Green Bay; 19 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren, two great-great grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews; and a dear friend: Mary Hunter of Green Bay.

Also preceded in death by two grandsons: Jimmy and Nathan Donart; life-long friend: Agnes Johnson; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law and her special little dog, Jack.

Visitation at MALCORE Funeral Home, University Avenue at Baird Street, Wednesday (TODAY) from 4-8 p.m. and prior to the funeral on Thursday. Parish wake service Wednesday, this evening, 7:30 p.m., at the funeral home. Visitation continues Thursday morning at the funeral home prior to the funeral in church. Funeral 10 a.m. Thursday at SS. Peter and Paul Church with Msgr. Roy Klister officiating. Burial in Allouez Catholic Cemetery.

Naomi's family extends a very special thank you to all the staff at Parkview Manor Health Center, especially Becky; and to Unity Hospice, Julie and Jerry.

Posted January 31, 2007

Raymaker, Harold

Harold Raymaker, 80, Village of Suamico, died Monday, Jan. 29, 2007. He was born Sept. 14, 1926, in Green Bay to Joseph and Sophie (Baumann) Raymaker. On Feb. 2, 1952, he married Joanne DeGroot at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Green Bay. Harold was a master plumber working in the Green Bay area most of his life. He was a plumbing inspector for the city of Green Bay from 1977 until his retirement in 1990.

Survivors include his wife, Joanne; four children and their spouses, Michael Raymaker and Linda Pamperin, Howard; John and Ruth Raymaker, Mary Jo and Mark Cherney, all of Suamico; Ann and Scott English, Fort Wayne, Ind.; eight grandchildren, Sarah Raymaker, Shane Raymaker, Jesse Raymaker, Shandi Raymaker, Patrick Raymaker, David Raymaker, Maura Cherney, Mckenzie Cherney; three brothers and two sisters-in-law, Norbert and Lavern Raymaker, Green Bay; Joseph Raymaker, Princeton, N.C.; George and JoAnn Raymaker, Green Bay; one sister and brother-in-law, Dorothy and Marvin Van Rite, Howard; his brothers in-law and sisters-in-law, Larry and Jeanne DeGroot, Peter and Debbie DeGroot, all of Green Bay; Alice DeGroot, Townsend; and Fernando Rodriguez, Humacao, Puerto Rico.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a son, Tim Raymaker; a brother, Lawrence Raymaker; three sisters, Joyce Raymaker, Mary Lou Biebel, Carol Ann Rodriguez; a sister in-law, Vera Raymaker; a brother in-law, Ronald DeGroot; several nieces and nephews, most recently, a nephew, Rick Raymaker.

Friends may call at St. Benedict Catholic Church, 3370 Deerfield West, Suamico, from 4 to 5:30 p.m. Thursday. The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 5:30 p.m. Thursday at the church with the Rev. Gary J. Dantinne officiating. Entombment will be in Allouez Catholic Mausoleum.

Posted January 31, 2007

Richardson Janquart, Kelly

Kelly Richardson Janquart, 33, of 3012 Greenview Dr., Green Bay, passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, Jan. 28, 2007, at her home. The daughter of Thomas and Ruie (Dettloff) Richardson, she was born July 26, 1973 in Waukesha.

Kelly spent her early life in Marinette and was a 1992 graduate of Marinette High School. After graduation, she entered the United States Coast Guard, serving her country as a seaman until her discharge in 1996. She began her advanced education at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point and graduated from UW-Green Bay in 2001 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology. That same year she began employment with the Catholic Diocese of Green Bay, working as a Child Welfare Specialist and Adoption Search Coordinator. Kelly had also taught yoga classes in the Green Bay area.

On May 6, 2005, she married Brian Janquart in Green Bay. Kelly will be remembered for her love of animals, especially cats, and the outdoors. She was a member of Resurrection Catholic Parish of Green Bay.

Kelly is survived by her twin sons, Lucius and Gavin, both at home; her husband, Brian Janquart; her parents, Tom and Ruie Richardson of Marinette; one sister, Chris (Jerry) Nelson of Marinette; nieces and nephews, Ryan, Connor, Paige and Jacob; her grandparents, Shirley Richardson and Ray and Betty Dettloff, all of Marinette; her father-in-law and mother-in-law, Brian and Mary Janquart of Marinette and their family members, Michelle (Chad) Lindstrom and Joe Janquart; and her beloved cats.

Friends may call at Hansen-Onion-Martell funeral home, Marinette, after 4 p.m. today, Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2007. Funeral services will be held at 7 p.m. this evening in the funeral home with Sister Margaret Mary Halbach officiating. Burial will be in Forest Home Cemetery.

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Posted January 31, 2007

Kirchner, Lois A.

Lois A. Kirchner, age 73, of Shawano, passed away on Monday, January 29, 2007, at her home. Lois was born on December 23, 1933, in Neenah, the daughter of the late Erving and Floy (Nagreen) Larson. On August 19, 1950, she married Wayne Kirchner in Neenah. She was a member of Friedens Lutheran Church in Bonduel and had been an active member of the Ladies Aid. Prior to moving to Shawano in 1994, they lived in Shiocton and Lois worked at St. Joseph's Residence in New London and at Presto Products in Appleton. She enjoyed fishing, needlepoint/crosstitch, reading and spending time with her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Lois is survived by her husband, Wayne; sons: Bob (Pam) Kirchner, Neenah; Larry Kirchner, Goose Creek, SC; Randy (Elizabeth) Kirchner, Appleton; daughters: JoAnne (Stuart) Oliver, Naperville, IL; Paula (Ronald) Rueden, Shiocton; Annette (Mike) Lancelle, Racine; Barbara (Ken) Johnson, Scandinavia; Patricia (fiance Jerry) Fletcher, Weyauwega; Kim (Kevin) VanStraten, Shiocton; Lori (Vern) Bessette, Clintonville; MaryJo (fiance Matzy) Kirchner, Shawano; 32 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren. She is further survived by a brother, Gayton Larson of Lafayette, LA and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, one brother, Donald Larson and one sister, Marlyn Rickaby.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, February 1, 2007, at Friedens Lutheran Church in Bonduel with Rev. Philip Geiger officiating. Burial will be in Highland Memorial Park in Appleton. Family and friends may call at the Swedberg-Wendt Funeral Home in Bonduel from 4 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday and at the church from 10 a.m. on Thursday until the time of services.

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1/31/2007 Door County Advocate

 

Posted January 30, 2007

Sally Herrbold

Sally Jean Herrbold, 66, Sturgeon Bay, passed away Monday, Jan. 29, 2007, at her home after a 4-year illness with lung cancer.

She was born Sept. 29, 1940, in Sturgeon Bay, to Howard and Marion (Krueger) Corbisier.

April 12, 1958, she married James Herrbold at St. Peters Lutheran Church in Sturgeon Bay.

Sally was employed with Door County Memorial Hospital, nursing in the obstetrics department, and later in the purchasing department.

She loved spending time with her grandchildren. She also enjoyed camping, knitting, attending country music festivals, using the Internet and playing computer games and applications.

She was a member at Bay View Lutheran Church.

Survivors include her husband, James Herrbold; three daughters, Vicky (special friend, Christopher Watson) Hoosier, Cheryl (David) Paul and Cindy (Robert) Bacskai; six grandchildren, Kyle Hoosier, Alisha, Jena and Joshua Paul, Nathan and Nicholas Bacskai; half brothers, Gary Combs, David Bergsland, Howard Corbisier and John Corbisier; half sisters, Susan Buhr, Carolyn Melland, and Barb Ostrand.

Preceding her in death were her parents, half brother, Jan Combs, stepmother, Shirley Raynier; grandparents, Wallace Krueger and Edna Horner and Ernest and Margurite Corbisier; and grandfather, Edmund Horner.

A celebration of her life will be held at 7 p.m. Friday evening, Feb. 2, at Huehns Funeral Home with the Rev. Nathan Lewis officiating. Friends may call at the funeral home from 4 p.m. Friday until the time of service.

Memorials may be made in her name to Door CANcer LTD.

Sally’s family would like to thank the staff of Ascera Care Hospice, Door County Memorial Hospital Oncology, ICU and the girls in the lab for their wonderful care, and treating Mom like she was family.

Posted January 30, 2007

Lois Blahnik

Lois A. Blahnik, 94, Algoma, found peace and went to be with her savior Sunday, Jan. 28, 2007, at the Algoma Long Term Care Unit.

She was born Jan. 16, 1913, in Maplewood, to Charles and Ella (Keogh) Zastrow.

Lois attended high school and received her teaching certificate from the Door/Kewaunee County Normal School.

She worked as a beautician before her marriage to Anthony J. Blahnik Sept. 2, 1939, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Algoma.

After her marriage, Lois was a devoted stay-at-home mother for her seven children. Her favorite pastime was reading the Bible and any other Christian material that would strengthen her tremendous faith in God.

Anthony and Lois were devoted to improving the lives of the disabled and were instrumental in establishing the Kewaunee County Development Center in Algoma.

She is survived by her children, Sandra Blahnik, New Franken, Kay (Adrian) Schmidt, Maplewood, Toni (Randy) Massart, Forestville, Tom Blahnik, Algoma, Joe (DeDe) Blahnik, Algoma, and Becky (Rick) Zajac, Green Bay; 16 grandchildren; and 20 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Anthony, Nov. 8, 1982; one daughter, Mary Jo Laurent; one son-in-law, Tony Laurent; two sisters; and two brothers.

Friends may gather at the Schinderle Funeral Home, Algoma, from 3 p.m. Friday, Feb. 2, until time of services at 7 p.m. Private burial will be in St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery Saturday.

Online condolences may be offered at www.schinderle.com.

The family wishes to thank the staff of the Algoma Long Term Care Unit for the wonderful care and compassion given to Lois during her stay there. They would also like to thank the staff of Anna’s House in New Franken for their kindness and care of Lois during the four years she lived there.

1/30/2007 Kewaunee County Newspapers

 

Melvin Dier

Marvin Dier, 84, Algoma, died Thursday, January 25, 2007, at the Algoma Long Term Care Unit.

He was born February 2, 1922, in Algoma, to Alfred and Elizabeth (Fett) Dier.

Marvin graduated from St. Mary’s Catholic Grade School. Later he served in the U.S. Army, entering October 15, 1942, serving in Alaska. Marvin married Grace LeCloux at St. Peter’s Church, Lincoln, on April 11, 1944. He was discharged February 28, 1946, and came back to Algoma. Marvin spent the majority of his working life as a cabinet-maker for Forestville Builders, retiring in 1985 at the age of 63.

Marvin always treasured his time with his grandchildren, especially holding them in his rocking chair. He loved spending time with all children. He was an avid hunter and Packers fan. Marvin was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church, member and past commander of the George W. Goetz American Legion Post 372, Forestville, former member of the Forestville/Maplewood Lions Club, Knights of Columbus Council 2210, Algoma, Men’s Club, served on the GrandView Housing Authority for many years, and volunteered for many years at the Algoma Chamber building, St. Vincent DePaul, and Meals on Wheels.

Marvin is survived by his three children, Jim (Heidi) Dier, Algoma; Jane (Kevin) Dier-Zimmel, Beaver Dam; and Sue (Jack) Haegele, Kewaunee; four grandchildren, Matthew Dier-Zimmel (fiancee Amanda), Jessica Haegele (fiance’ Craig), Sarah and Katie Dier; two brothers, Mahlon (Jeanette) Dier, Algoma; and Norman (Anabelle) Dier, Casco; many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents and his wife, Grace, on July 31, 1998.

Friends gathered at the SCHINDERLE FUNERAL HOME, Algoma, from 4-8 p.m. Sunday, January 28, and after 10 a.m. Monday at St. Mary’s Church until the Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m., with Rev. Bill Swichtenberg officiating. Prayer service was held at 7 p.m. Sunday, at the funeral home. Burial was in the church cemetery with full military rites.

Memorials may be sent to the Algoma Long Term Care Unit at 1510 Fremont St., Algoma, WI 54201, for room renovations in memory of Marvin.

 


Jerry Wierer

Jerry F. Wierer Sr., age 90, of Rostok, died unexpectedly at home on Friday, January 26, 2007, in the family farm home in which he was born on January 27, 1916, to the late Frank and Bessie (Kasal) Wierer.
He married Selma Zimmerman May 16, 1936, in Kewaunee.

Jerry owned and operated the John Deere Kewaunee Implement Company from 1945 to 1984. He started the dealership in Kewaunee in 1945 and then moved to Luxemburg in 1955. He and his wife continued working on his 155-acre farm, which was in the family since 1872, along with his loyal dog “Snoopy,” until the time of his death.

He enjoyed hunting and fishing, and he was a loving husband, father and friend to all who knew him. He was a lifelong member of Immanuel Ev. Lutheran Church in Kewaunee.

Survivors include his wife, Selma; two sons and daughters-in-law, Jerry and Rhoda Wierer, Sturgeon Bay; and John and Pat Wierer, Casco; two daughters and sons-in-law, Jean and Richard Wenz, Green Bay; and Jan and Tom DeWane, Mishicot; eight grandchildren, Debbie (Joseph) Fierst, Brian (Leslie) Wierer, Chris (Andrea) Wenz, Jesse (Sarah) Wenz, Diane Haucke and fiancé, Al Combs, John and special friend, Samantha Campbell, Jennifer (Wesley) Swisher and Douglas DeWane; 14 great-grandchildren; two sisters and one brother-in-law, Bessie and Roland Boucher and Lillian Jahnke; sister-in-law, Ruth Boor; and brother-in-law, Lloyd (Marge) Zimmerman.

He was preceded in death by one sister, Rose (William) Wautelet and six brothers-in-law, Marvin and Walter Zimmerman, William Jahnke, William Wautelet, John Kleiman and Willard Boor.

Friends called after 4 p.m. Tuesday, January 30, at Buchanan Funeral Home, Kewaunee. Visitation continued at the funeral home on Wednesday until 10:30 a.m. Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, January 31, at Immanuel Ev. Lutheran Church, Kewaunee, with Rev. Randy Schoemann officiating. Burial was in Riverview Cemetery.

 

1/29/2007 Oconto County Reporter

 

John A. Whiting

 

 loving husband and father, 75, of Oconto, passed away Wednesday, January 24, 2007 at his home.
John was born February 21, 1931 in Lena to the late Anson and Clara (Barribeau) Whiting. He married Cecelia Rovinsky on March 28, 1951. John was a barber for over 25 years. John loved woodworking and built many things. John served his country in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War where he received the Purple Heart. John was a member of the AMVETS Post 63 and Holy Trinity Parish.
John is survived by his wife Cecelia, Oconto; two daughters, Bonnie (Chris) Bitters, Lena; Sandra (Tim) Geyer, Green Bay; two sons, Neil (Sue) Whiting, Juneau; James (Judy) Whiting, Green Bay; three sisters, Clarabelle Younger, Stiles; Rose Senn, Dunbar; Jenny McCann, Tomah; eleven grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by two sisters, Elizabeth Flynn and Mabel Schaal, and two brothers, Antone and Eugene Whiting.
The family will receive relatives and friends at the Gallagher Funeral Home, Oconto, from 2 to 4 p.m. Tuesday, January 30, 2007. Memorial services will be conducted 4 p.m. at the funeral home with the Rev. Patrick Beno officiating. Online condolences may be expressed at www.gallagherfuneralhome.net