Search billions of records on Ancestry.com

Back to Wisconsin obituaries March 2007

Index

3/1/2007 GBPG

Posted March 1, 2007

Brice, Norbert L.

Norbert L. Brice, 77, De Pere, died Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2007, at Harbor House residential facility.

Born April 17, 1929, in Green Bay, Lester Norbert Brice was the son of the late Lester and Anna (Pechauer) Brice.

On May 20, 1950, Norbert married the former Ellen Sherman at St. Willebrord's Rectory.

Norbert served in the Korean War for the U.S. Army. He worked for Armour Meat Company for 33 years as a processor. Later he spent 10 years working at Independent Printing. Norbert was a member of the Green Bay Moose Lodge and his hobby was fixing up cars.

Norbert is survived by his wife Ellen; two children, Norbert (Debbie) Brice and Debra (Donald) Derenne; five grandchildren, Jason Jossart, Andrew Brice, Mandy Johnson, Brittany Derenne, and Damien Derenne; three great grandchildren Andalynn, Attacus and Audrey. Norbert is further survived by one brother, Robert Brice; three sisters, Joan Dequaine, Dorothy "Cookie" Brice, and Barb Ness; as well as nieces and nephews.

Norbert was preceded in death by his parents, a sister Mary, and two brothers, Dick and Don.

Visitation for Norbert will be Friday, March 2, 2007, at RYAN FUNERAL HOME, 305 N. Tenth St, De Pere, from 5 to 7 p.m. Visitation will continue at Our Lady of Lourdes Parish Family, De Pere from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Saturday, March 3, 2007. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the church with Father Tim Shillcox, O. Praem., officiating. VFW veteran's rites to follow in church. Burial in Allouez Catholic Cemetery. Please visit www.ryanfh.com to send on-line condolences to the Brice family.

The family extends a heartfelt thank you to Harbor House CBRF and Unity Hospice for their care and kindness.

Posted March 1, 2007

Champeau, Glenn D.

Glenn D. Champeau, 76, Green Bay, died Tuesday morning, Feb. 27, 2007, at home after a brief illness.

Visitation at MALCORE Funeral Home, University Avenue at Baird Street, Thursday (TODAY) from 4-8 p.m. Parish wake service 6:30 p.m. this evening at the funeral home. Friday visitation will continue at the funeral home prior to the funeral. Funeral Friday 10 a.m. at SS. Peter & Paul Church with Rev. Quinn Mann officiating. Burial in Holy Cross Cemetery.

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

Posted March 1, 2007

Cherveny, Sandra

Sandra Cherveny, age 51, of Algoma, formerly of Kewaunee, died unexpectedly at home.

She was born Dec. 5, 1955, in Kewaunee to the former Ruth Paplham and the late Edwin Cherveny.

She graduated from Kewaunee High School in 1974. She worked at the Algoma Library for about five years and since has been working at East Shore Industries in Algoma. Sandra was a very caring and loving person.

Survivors include her mother, Ruth Cherveny, Algoma; three sisters and one brother-in-law: Carol Coppersmith, Neenah; Gail and William Hanmann, Casco and Mary Parma, Kewaunee; one brother and sister-in-law: James and Lisa Cherveny, Kewaunee and numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by two brothers-in-law: Richard Coppersmith and David Parma and one niece.

Friends may call after 9:30 a.m. Saturday, March 3 at St. Isidore the Farmer Parish/St. Joseph site at Norman until time of services. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. at the church with Fr. Joseph Coopmans officiating. Burial will be in the parish cemetery.

Posted March 1, 2007

Davis, Cynthia Ann

Cynthia Ann Davis, 58, Green Bay passed away on Monday, Feb. 26, 2007.

Cynthia was born on Nov. 5, 1948, in Appleton the daughter of the late Clarance and Ruth (Duquaine) Lytie. She was a graduate of Green Bay East High School and furthered her education at UWGB.

Cynthia was a Vietnam era veteran serving her country in the United States Air Force in the Medical Nurse Corp as an Airman First Class until her honorable discharge in 1975.

On July 2, 1976, she married Bob Davis in Texas and the couple had two beautiful children together, Sarah and James. Cynthia was very creative and enjoyed doing needlepoint. She had a love of the outdoors and cherished the many times spent fishing as well as the numerous camping trips. Cynthia liked going for motorcycle rides.

Cynthia is survived by her husband, Bob; her loving children, Sarah M. Davis, Green Bay; James T. Davis, Madison. She is further survived by aunts, uncles, other relatives and many dear friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

Gathering of family and friends will be held on Friday, March 2, 2007, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Green Bay Community Church 600 Cardinal Lane. A service of remembrance will be celebrated at 7 p.m. with Rev. Kim Sechlar officiating.

The family would like to offer a warm note of appreciation to the staffs of Aurora Visiting Nurses Association for all of their loving care and compassion.

Hansen Family Funeral

Posted March 1, 2007

Delforge, Marchia Lee

Marchia Lee Delforge, 49, Green Bay, Wis. died Tuesday, Feb. 27, 2007, at her home.

Having seen the uncertainty of this life, she trusted in Jesus Christ as her Savior and is now safe in the arms of Jesus. She fought a brave battle with cancer for over a year.

Marchia was born to Thomas and Lois (VanGinkel) Calkins June 26, 1957, and raised on a farm in Aurora, Wis. She graduated as salutatorian from Florence High School in 1975. Marchia attended Bay de Noc Community College and became a registered nurse caring for patients at St. Vincent Hospital until 1989.

She continued in the medical field by providing clinical and technical support for medical software at St. Vincent and later took a position at ShopKo ProVantage (Medco). Marchia most recently worked for Philips Medical Systems in Madison. Marchia also graduated summa cum laude with a B.A. degree in business communications from Concordia University.

She is survived by her loving family, husband, Mark Delforge, children, Tracie Lee (Adam) Schweder, Milwaukee, Travis Thomas (Ellen) Calkins-Delforge, Green Bay, and Molly Delforge, Milwaukee. She is also survived by her father and mother, Thomas and Lois Calkins of Kingsford, MI, and five siblings; Roland (Marie) Calkins, Aurora, WI, Merlin (Julia) Calkins, Kingsford, MI, Loren (Lenore) Calkins, Salem, Oregon, Norman (Kathy) Calkins, Kingsford, MI, Raylene (Rick) McDonald, Suamico. She is also survived by many aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews and many good friends.

She loved spending time with her family, especially her children. Marchia also enjoyed traveling, good food and good wine. She is known as a very passionate person, excelling in everything she set her mind to. Her life is a testimony to God's wonderful grace. She will always remain in our hearts.

Friends may call at the Proko-Wall Funeral Home, 1630 E. Mason St., from 12 p.m. until 4 p.m. Saturday, March 3, 2007. Per Marchia's request, a private service will be held with her immediate family. In lieu of expressions of sympathy, a memorial fund has been established in her name to benefit health-care issues. Online condolences may be sent to the Delforge family at www.prokowall.com.

Posted March 1, 2007

LaLonde, Wilber (Bud) "Hoogie"

Wilbur (Bud) "Hoogie" LaLonde, 80, Oconto, passed away on Tuesday Feb. 27, 2007, at a local Oconto nursing home.

Wilbur was born on Oct. 26, 1926, in Oconto to the late Peter and Eva (De Meyer) LaLonde.

On July 22, 1977, he married the former Jenny Kasper in Green Bay. Wilbur worked at Bond Pickle Factory and retired in 1986. He enjoyed gardening and yard work.

Survivors include his wife, Jenny, Oconto; two sisters, Roslie (Gilbert) Alfaro, Minn.; Lillian Belongia, Green Bay; brothers and sisters-in-law: Emily (Roger) Neumann, Krakow; Louis and JoAnn Kasper, Oconto; Roger Kasper, Sobieski; numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by two brothers, Russell and Lester; three sisters, Agnes, Edna and Marie.

Family and friends may call at the Pfotenhauer Funeral Homes and Cremation Services, Howard-Suamico location, 1145 Cardinal Lane, Green Bay, on Friday, March 2, from 4 p.m. until 6:30 p.m. Funeral service 6:30 p.m. at the funeral home. Online condolences are welcome at www.PfotenhauerFuneralHome.com.

In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund has been established at the funeral home.

PFOTENHAUER

Posted March 1, 2007

Skaleski, Marie P. (Coppens)

Marie P. (Coppens) Skaleski, 86, a longtime Green Bay resident, died Sunday, Feb. 25, 2007.

She was born Jan. 7, 1921, in the town of Eaton, to John and Catherine (Lessick) Coppens and attended school in Henrysville.

Marie married Edward P. Skaleski on Nov. 23, 1938. He preceded her in death on Dec.14, 1983. She lived for 53 years on the west side of Green Bay until moving to De Pere in 2005.

Survivors include four children and their spouses, Carol VanGoethem and special friend, Dale Fictum, Kewaunee; Jeanette and Ray VanGoethem, Kewaunee; Eileen and Joe Layden, Ashwaubenon; Glen Skaleski, Green Bay; eight grandchildren, Karen (Pat) Muchowski, Janelle (Virgil) Robinson, Susan (Craig) Shaffer, Ron (Tracy) VanGoethem, Tim VanGoethem, Catherine (Scott) Beaudo, Philip Layden, Maggie Layden; nine great-grandchildren, Stephanie and Patricia Muchowski, Megan, Kevin and Blake Robinson, Riley and Tyler Shaffer, Jacob VanGoethem, Sarah Beaudo; one sister, Irene DeBauche; sisters-in-law and a brother-in-law, Verna Coppens, Susie Rasmussen, Rose Rasmussen, Becky Everard, Dorothy Phillips, Anton Jr. and Carol Skaleski, Agnes Skaleski, Ivy Skaleski; many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Edward; a son-in-law, Robert VanGoethem; a grandson, Kevin VanGoethem; her parents; her father-in-law and mother-in-law, Anton Sr. and Stella Skaleski; two brothers and a sister-in-law, Henry and Rose Coppens, Carl Coppens; one sister and two brothers-in-law, Viola and Henry Kollross, Gerald DeBauche.

Friends may call at Blaney Funeral Home, 1521 Shawano Ave., from 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday. There will be a parish wake service and a sharing of memories held at 7 p.m. Sunday. Friends may also call at Annunciation Catholic Church, 401 Gray St., from 10 to 11 a.m. Monday. The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Monday at the church with the Rev. Peter Renard, O. Praem., officiating. Entombment will be in Allouez Chapel Mausoleum. To send on-line condolences, please visit www.BlaneyFuneralHome.com.

The Skaleski family extends a special thank you to the staffs of Harbor Suites Assisted Living and Unity Hospice for the love and comfort that they extended to Mom. It was greatly appreciated.

Posted March 1, 2007

Vander Perren, Evelyn M.

Evelyn M. Vander Perren, 90, a longtime Green Bay area resident, died Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2007.

Friends may call at Blaney Funeral Home, 1521 Shawano Ave., from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday. There will be a parish wake service at 5:30 p.m. Friday. Friends may also call at St. Patrick Catholic Church, 211 N. Maple Ave., from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Saturday. The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the church with Msgr. Brian Coleman officiating. Burial will be in Fort Howard Memorial Park. To send online condolences, please visit www.BlaneyFuneralHome.com.

A complete obituary will appear in the Friday edition of the Press-Gazette.

Posted March 1, 2007

Vissers, Anne C.

Anne C. Vissers, 74, De Pere, died Wednesday, February 28, 2007, at a local hospital after a long illness.

She was born January 31, 1933 in Green Bay to the late Paul and Frances (Roffers) De Tennis. She was a 1951 graduate of De Pere High School.

On March 24, 1970, she married Kenneth Vissers at S. Mary's Church in De Pere. She was employed for many years at Royal Cleaners in De Pere. Anne, affectionately known as Tee-Tee, loved to dance, golf, travel and entertain. She was always the last one on the dance floor and enjoyed playing the Polka-Cello at Paul's Rathskeller in De Pere.

She was a member of Twin Oaks and Wander Spring golf course. She taught her grandsons and nephews how to golf and was proud of their success. She was especially proud of her hole-in-one at Frontier Golf Course. Ken and Anne shared their many trips to Colorado with nieces and nephews and children of family friends. She treasured the bus trips with friends, the vacation in Hawaii, and the visit to Marco Island with her sister, Kaye.

Relatives, friends and neighbors always looked forward to the parties, especially 4th of July and Christmas. There was always plenty of laughter, food and spirits for everyone. In recent years, she enjoyed dining and visiting with friends and family on Friday nights at Ziggy's in Allouez. Anne was a loving and devoted wife, tending to the daily needs of her husband, Ken, a paraplegic for 39 years.

She is survived by her husband, Kenneth; her son, John VanLanen and his wife, Nancy; their children, E.J. and his wife, Betsy; Matt and his fiancee, Kari; and Jennifer; her brothers, Darold De Tennis, Green Bay; Paul De Tennis, De Pere; sister, Kaye Jadin and her husband, Gary, Green Bay; and brother-in-law, John Kautzer, De Pere. Further survived by brothers and sisters-in-law, Howard and Marilyn Vissers, De Pere; Don and Ann Vissers, The Villages, FL; and sister-in-law, Betty Clancy, Greenleaf; many nieces and nephews, and great nieces and great nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; infant sister, Judy; and sister, Faye De Tennis Kautzer. Also by brothers-in-law, Jim Clancy, Hank Gerke; and sisters-in-law, Dorothy Gerke and Patricia Rose De Tennis.

Family and friends may call Saturday, March 3, 2007, from 9 a.m. until the hour of Mass at St. Mary's Catholic Community, Pope John XXIII Circle, off Sportsman Drive, town of Ledgeview. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 11 a.m. Saturday at church, with Fr. David Duffeck officiating. Per Anne's wishes, her casket will be closed. Entombment will be in Allouez Catholic Mausoleum. Cotter Funeral Home, De Pere, is assisting the family. Online condolences may be expressed at cotterfuneralhome.com

The family wishes to thank the doctors, nurses and entire staff at St. Vincent Hospital for their exceptional care during the past month. Also thanks to neighbors Vern and Sue and Joe and Karen for all their help, and special thanks to cousin, Carol Vincent for her constant care and concern.

3/1/2007 Post Crescent

Posted March 1, 2007

Lyman, Gerald H. "Jerry"

Jerry H. Lyman, age 75, of King Wisconsin, went home to be with his Lord on Tuesday, February 27, 2007, at Riverside Medical Center, Waupaca. Jerry was born on January 30, 1932, in Grand Chute to the late William and Rose (Peters) Lyman. He proudly served his country in the United States Army during the Korean War. Jerry was the owner of Jerry Lyman Shoe Store and later Boot Hill. Jerry was a member of the Genesis Club for over 26 years.

Survivors include his children: Debra (Roger) Lyman-Anderson, and their children, Joshua, James, Jessica, Justin, Lisa and Roger (Andy), Appleton; James Lyman (Sharon, his former wife), and their children Benjamin and Danielle, Appleton; and Kathy (Tom) Kurrasch, and their children Seth, Nathan and Teresa, Appleton; his great grandchildren, Julia, Paige, Hope and Desiree; his sister, Lorraine (Ray) Mickelson, Green Bay; and many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 19 years, Theresa Lyman; two brothers and three sisters.

Funeral services will be held at 6 p.m. on Friday, March 2, 2007, at CALVARY CHAPEL, 2136 East Newberry Street, Appleton, with Pastor Dwight Douville officiating. Friends may call directly at the chapel on Friday, from 3 p.m. until the time of services. Interment will be in Riverside Cemetery, Appleton.

The family would like to extend a sincere thank you to the staff at the Wisconsin Veterans Home in King, Wisconsin, for its loving care.

"Our Perfect Dad"

WICHMANN FUNERAL HOME

Posted March 1, 2007

Roberts, A. Francis

A. Francis Roberts, age 83, of the Township of Matteson, Waupaca County, passed away Tuesday, February 27, 2007. Francis was born on June 25, 1923, in the Township of Deer Creek, Outagamie County, the son of the late Alfred and Anna (Stadler) Roberts. In 1943, he served his country in the U.S. Marine Corps until his discharge in 1945. On September 22, 1959, Francis was united in marriage to Anita Ridl in St. Paul, Minnesota. The couple had farmed in the Township of Deer Creek, Outagamie County until 1985, when they retired and moved to the Township of Matteson.

Anita preceded her husband in death on February 23, 2003. Francis had been an active member of the NFO, National Farmer's Organization and an active member of the St. Mary's Catholic Church, Bear Creek. He had been a member of the American Legion, Post # 554, Bear Creek. His hobbies included fishing, deer hunting, cutting wood, cooking and socializing.

Survivors include two daughters: Mary E. (Tom) Ferge, Savanna, MO; Patricia (David) Poppe, Clintonville; his daughter-in-law, Nancy Roberts, Bear Creek; his son, Michael (Colleen) Roberts, Bear Creek; 10 grandchildren: Aaron Ferge (Fiance': Kristin Gretschnann), Josh Ferge, Leanna, Christopher and Nathan Poppe, Samantha, Mallory and Brandon Roberts and Megan and Mitchell Roberts; four sisters: Anna Marie Burch, Stevens Point; Joyce (Maurice) Stilen, Shiocton; Gladys (Clyde) Meyer, Bear Creek; Laura (Richard) Kuehn, Sturgeon Bay; his brother: John Roberts, Kaukauna.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife Anita, two sons, one in infancy and Joseph in 2002, and four brothers: James, Fabian, Tom and Paul Roberts.

Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Saturday, March 3, 2007, at the St. Mary's Catholic Church, Bear Creek, with the Rev. C. Terry LaCombe officiating, with interment in the Parish Cemetery. Friends may call from 5-7 p.m. Friday, at the Eberhardt-Stevenson Funeral Home, Clintonville, and after 1 p.m. Saturday at the church until the time of the service. A Parish Prayer service will be held 7 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Military honors will be provided at the church by the V.F.W. Post #2663 of Bear Creek.

Condolences may be sent through

www.eberhardtstevenson.com

The Roberts family would like to extend a special thank you to the staff at St. Joseph Residence and Heartland Hospice for all of their special care given to Francis.

3/2/2007 GBPG

Posted March 2, 2007

Barrette, Mark James

Mark James Barrette, 47, west De Pere, passed away Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2007, at a local hospital.

He was born June 22, 1959, to Ethelyn (Jonet) McClure and the late James Barrette in Green Bay.

On July 21, 1979, he married the former Karen Stuber at St. Boniface Catholic Church.

Mark truly enjoyed his work being an electrician for Metso Paper Co. and was always willing to lend a helping hand to anyone who needed it. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and snowmobiling at his cabin up north, and he also took a lot of pride in restoring his 1968 Plymouth Roadrunner. Above all, he loved being with his friends and family.

Mark is survived by his wife; mother and stepfather, Ethelyn (Norman) McClure; two children, Brittany (fiance, Kenny Dunks) Barrette and Jamie (girlfriend, Kelly) Barrette; one granddaughter, Mirabel "Bella" Barrette; one sister, Michelle (Mike) Stemler; two brothers, Russell and William Barrette; two Godchildren, Wade Connett and Aaron Barrette; nieces, nephews and many good friends.

He was preceded in death by his father; one sister, Sandra Batal; and a niece, Nicole Frigo.

Friends may call at RYAN FUNERAL HOME and CREMATORY, 305 North Tenth Street, De Pere, on Sunday, March 4, 2007, from 4 to 8 p.m. Visitation will continue after 9:30 a.m. on Monday, March 5, 2007. A funeral service will be held at the funeral home at 11 a.m. with Fr. Conrad Kratz officiating. Please visit www.ryanfh.com to send online condolences to the Barrette family.

Posted March 2, 2007

Delforge, Marchia Lee

Marchia Lee Delforge, 49, Green Bay, Wis. died Tuesday, Feb. 27, 2007, at her home.

Having seen the uncertainty of this life, she trusted in Jesus Christ as her Savior and is now safe in the arms of Jesus. She fought a brave battle with cancer for over a year.

Marchia was born to Thomas and Lois (VanGinkel) Calkins June 26, 1957, and raised on a farm in Aurora, Wis.

She graduated as salutatorian from Florence High School in 1975. Marchia attended Bay de Noc Community College and became a registered nurse, caring for patients at St. Vincent Hospital until 1989. She continued in the medical field by providing clinical and technical support for medical software at St. Vincent and later took a position at ShopKo ProVantage (Medco). Marchia most recently worked for Philips Medical Systems in Madison. Marchia also graduated summa cum laude with a B.A. degree in business communications from Concordia University.

She is survived by her loving family, husband, Mark Delforge; children, Tracie Lee (Adam) Schweder, Milwaukee; Travis Thomas (Ellen) Calkins-Delforge, Green Bay; and Molly Delforge, Milwaukee. She is also survived by her father and mother, Thomas and Lois Calkins, Kingsford, Mich.; and five siblings, Roland (Marie) Calkins, Aurora, Wis.; Merlin (Julia) Calkins, Kingsford, Mich.; Loren (Lenore) Calkins, Salem, Ore.; Norman (Kathy) Calkins, Kingsford, Mich.; Raylene (Rick) McDonald, Suamico. She is also survived by many aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews and many good friends.

She loved spending time with her family, especially her children. Marchia also enjoyed traveling, good food and good wine. She is known as a very passionate person, excelling in everything she set her mind to. Her life is a testimony to God's wonderful grace. She will always remain in our hearts.

Friends may call at the Proko-Wall Funeral Home, 1630 E. Mason St., from 12 p.m. until 4 p.m. Saturday, March 3, 2007. Per Marchia's request, a private service will be held with her immediate family.

In lieu of expressions of sympathy, a memorial fund has been established in her name to benefit health-care issues.

Online condolences may be sent to the Delforge family at www.prokowall.com.

Posted March 2, 2007

Ferron, Steve (Bear)

Steve (Bear) Ferron, 73, Green Bay, died Thursday, March 1, 2007, at a local nursing home.

Born in Lincoln on March 11, 1933, he is the son of the late Eli and Catherine (Frisque) Ferron.

He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War.

Steve married the former Lydia (Kaufman) Steffens Oct. 23, 1971, at Grace Lutheran Church.

He was employed by the city of Green Bay for 20 years as a truck driver. Steve enjoyed the cottage on the Peshtigo River in Crivitz, boating and fishing.

He is survived by his wife, Lydia; three stepchildren, Susan (Brian) Maccoux, Steven Steffens, Andrew Steffens, all of Green Bay; four children, Daniel, Dean, Dale and Cheryl; four step-grandchildren, Jennifer Zimanek, Kimberly Maccoux, Sarah and Elizabeth Steffens; three stepgreat-grandchildren, Allyson and Andrea Lebby, Michael Zimanek; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, William (Mary Jane) Bostedt, Beatha Dimmer, Marcine Lade, Violet Van Rens, all of Green Bay; many nieces and nephews.

He was also preceded in death by one stepdaughter, Martha Steeno.

Friends may call at MALCORE Funeral Home, University Avenue at Baird Street, from 9 a.m. Saturday until the time of the funeral. Funeral services Saturday 11 a.m. at the funeral home by Rev. Jen Lapinskas. Entombment in the Shrine of the Good Shepherd Mausoleum.

Special thanks to Dr. Joseph Dobson, the staff and nurses of 2nd Floor Dementia Alzheimer's Unit at Parkview Manor Nursing Home, Bellin Hospital Wound Care, and 4th Floor Staff at Bellin Hospital.

Visit malcorefuneralhome.com to send an online condolence

Posted March 2, 2007

Haworth, Florence M. "Tiny"

Florence M. "Tiny" Haworth 71, Green Bay resident, passed away Monday, Feb. 26, 2007, at Odd Fellows Rebekah Home.

She was born Aug. 16, 1935, in Green Bay to the late Joseph and Elsie (Sampo) Leurquin.

On May 18, 1957, she married Ronald E. Haworth in Green Bay. Florence was employed at Larsen Canning Company for 27 years. She enjoyed watching game shows on a regular basis; programs with Johnny Carson, David Lettermen, Red Skelton or Lucille Ball; and was a country music fan, especially of Pat Boone. Florence went dancing on Saturday nights at Happy Holsum's and Riverside Ballroom when she was younger. She also liked to play baseball with the kids from her neighborhood.

Survivors include her husband of 49 years, Ron, Green Bay; two sons, David (Patty) Haworth, Libertyville, Ill.; Paul (Kim) Haworth, Green Bay; four grandchildren, Jason Haworth, Nick (Brooklyn) Haworth, Kimberly (fiance, Aaron Destiche) Haworth, Michelle Haworth; two great-grandchildren, Logan Haworth and Tyler Haworth. She is further survived by one brother, Chuck (Donna) Leurquin; three sisters, Dorothy (Pat) Kinney, Betty Dickens, and Charlotte Gerlikovsky; two sisters-in-law, Jacky Leurquin and Shirley Leurquin. Also surviving are brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Caroline O'Brien, Joyce Haworth, Joan Haworth and Richard (Dorothy) Haworth.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two children, Joseph and Mary; three brothers, Francis, Richard and Jimmy Leurquin; one sister, Mary Ann Gerou; and one brother-in-law, Dennis Gerlikovsky. She was also preceded in death by brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Arnie O'Brien, Madeline (Mike) Vallier, David Haworth, and Lee Haworth; as well as her mother- and father-in-law, Caroline and Clement Haworth.

Friends may call at Proko-Wall Funeral Home, 1630 E. Mason St., on Monday, March 5, from 1 to 4 p.m. Memorial service 4 p.m. at the funeral home with Rev. Robert Laubenstein officiating. Online condolences can be sent to the Haworth Family at www.prokowall.com.

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

The family would like to express a special thank you to the caregivers at Odd Fellows Rebekah Home.

Posted March 2, 2007

Kirmse, Betty E.

Betty E. Kirmse, 79, Ginger Court, Clintonville, passed away on Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2007, at her residence.

The former Betty Elizabeth Bruette was born Oct. 31, 1927, in the town of Red Springs, Shawano County, to the late Arthur and Alice (Gardner-Hamon) Bruette.

Betty was employed for many years by the State of Wisconsin — Department of Motor Vehicles. She retired in the mid-1990s.

On April 20, 2000, she married Theodore D. Kirmse in Green Bay. After marriage the couple lived in Ingram, Rusk County, until settling in Clintonville in 2002.

Her interests included gardening, fishing, snowmobiling, go-carting, and playing poker. Betty will be remembered most for her love of her family, children and grandchildren. She enjoyed spending time out on the lake in the pontoon boat, throwing big birthday parties for her kids, dressing up on Halloween with the grandchildren, making pull taffy with her family and cooking big meals for the holidays.

Survivors include her husband, Theodore; and three daughters, Norma (Vince) Lipert, Cypress, Texas; Linda Abbott, Green Bay; and Lisa Abbott, De Pere. There are two stepchildren, Renee (Bob) Benson, Oostburg, and Daniel Kirmse, Milwaukee; five grandchildren, Daniel and David Abbott, Desiree Malueg, Austin Mitchell, and Damon Russell; two stepgrandchildren, Benjamin and Andy Benson; and one great-granddaughter, Jayahna Malueg. Further survived by two sisters, Eunice Stick and Ann Brussow, both of Bowler; many other relatives and friends.

Betty is preceded in death by two husbands, Norman Schmalz and Raymond Abbott; two sons, Daniel Schmalz and Raymond Abbott; one sister and two brothers.

Memorial service will be held on Saturday, March 3, 2007, at 3 p.m. at the Beil-Didier Funeral Home, Clintonville. Chaplain Jordan Kuczwara will officiate. Friends may call on Saturday from 1 p.m. until time of service at the funeral home. Condolences may be sent via www.beil-didier.com.

Posted March 2, 2007

Lealiou, Lawrence W. "Larry"

Lawrence W. "Larry" Lealiou, 84, Green Bay, passed away on March 1, 2007. Arrangements are pending and will be announced by Proko-Wall Funeral Home and Crematory, 468-4111, www.prokowall.com.

Posted March 2, 2007

Rusch, Verona Olga

Verona Olga (Wussow) Rusch, 90, loving mother and grandmother, passed into eternal life Saturday, Feb. 24, 2007, at Hamilton Memorial Home, Two Rivers.

Verona was born June 18, 1916, in the town of Cicero, Outagamie County, Wis., to the late Charles and Alma (Tesch) Wussow. She was a 1934 graduate of Seymour High School.

On June 17, 1939, she married Carl Christian Rusch at Black Creek, Wis. He preceded her in death on May 6, 2002. Verona worked with Carl, a cheesemaker, for 27 years at various cheese factories in northeast Wisconsin.

In 1961, they bought the Two Creeks General Store on Highway 42. Christmas was always a busy time with the bulk candy sales. Verona, Carl and their family operated the store until their retirement in 1979. Verona was a member of St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church, Two Creeks.

Survivors include six daughters and sons-in-law, Judeen and James Lauscher, Green Bay; Karen and the Rev. Steven Haag, Sheldon, Wis.; Joan and Vincent Cisler, Green Bay; Charlene and Roger Wanek, Green Bay; Janice and Donald Wessely, Mishicot; and Barbara and Dave Riha, Two Rivers; 16 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren, Julie and Scott Le Fevre, Shanna, Alyssa and Jordan, Green Bay; Jeffrey and Barbara Lauscher, Brian, Matthew and Andrea, Green Bay; Joel and Marcia Lauscher, Dylan and Taylor, Green Bay; Jon and Kelly Lauscher and Leo, Eau Claire; Kevin and Nancy Hoppe and Jesselyn, Neenah; Greg and Nikki Hoppe, Bryce, Kyle and Garrot, Verona; Brenda and Kevin Phillips, Austin, Bryant and Kaitlyn, Green Bay; Karie and Mark Todd, Jacob, Benjamin, Luke and Samuel, Appleton; Jill and Jeff Olson, Middleton; Tim Wanek, Cave Junction, Ore.; Brian Wanek, Kimberly; Michael Wessely and fiancee, Shauna Lee, Whitewater; Steven Wessely, Whitewater and special friend, Kenzie Nehring, Mishicot; Daniel Wessely, Mishicot; and Brad and Eric Riha, Two Rivers. She is further survived by sisters, Lucille Wendt, Seymour; Eleanor Dillinger, Appleton; brother, Carl Wussow, Vista, Calif.; sisters-in-law, Doris Wussow, Seymour; Aileen Wussow, Plano, Texas, and Florence Rusch, Seymour; brother-in-law. Hubert Eich, Neenah; and many nieces and nephews.

Verona was preceded in death by her husband; brothers, Orville and Norman; sister, Loraine Koch; brothers-in-law, Alvin Windt, Roy Krahn, Tony Dillinger and Orvel Koch; and sister-in-law, Dorothy Wussow.

Private family services were held on Thursday, March 1, 2007, at St. Peter's Evangelical Lutheran Church in Mishicot. The Rev. Maurice Hoppe officiated at the service with entombment following at Knollwood Chapel Mausoleum, Hwy. 310, Manitowoc.

Memorials may be made to St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church, Two Creeks.

Deja & Martin Funeral Chapels of Two Rivers is assisting the Rusch family with funeral arrangements.

Verona's family extends a special thank you to Rev. Maurice Hoppe and the staff at Hamilton Memorial Home for their care, support and compassion.

Mom Your love for your family was apparent in everything you did and said. You inspired us with your strong faith, patience, positive attitude and love. You will be in our hearts always. Our world has lost a very special lady, heaven has gained an angel!

Posted March 2, 2007

Vander Perren, Evelyn M.

Evelyn M. Vander Perren, 90, a longtime Green Bay area resident, died Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2007.

She was born Oct. 14, 1916, to William and Celia Gonnering.

Evelyn married Norbert Vander Perren who preceded her in death 40 years ago. She volunteered as a piano player for over 25 years at R.S.V.P. Evelyn was a member of St. Patrick Parish. She enjoyed gardening and was know for her vegetable garden.

Survivors include two sons and a daughter-in-law, James Vander Perren, Sturgeon Bay; Richard "Rick" and Wendy Vander Perren, Casco; three grandchildren, Matthew Vander Perren, Texas; Mark Vander Perren, Iowa.; Amanda Vander Perren, Casco; one great-grandson, Brody Vander Perren; brothers and sisters, Don, Bob and Bud Gonnering, Rosie DuBois, Margie Dollar, Germaine Grenning, Irene Engstrom; nieces and nephews.

She was also preceded in death by her parents; three brothers and a sister, Vince, Ralph and Marvin Gonnering, Ethel Matzke; an infant sister, Marian; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Martin, Vincent and Cletus Vander Perren, Catherine Van Hunter, Rosalie Huberty.

Friends may call at Blaney Funeral Home, 1521 Shawano Ave., from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday. There will be a parish wake service at 5:30 p.m. Friday. Friends may also call at St. Patrick Catholic Church, 211 N. Maple Ave., from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Saturday. The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the church with Msgr. Brian Coleman officiating. Burial will be in Fort Howard Memorial Park. To send online condolences, please visit www.BlaneyFuneralHome.com.

The family extends a special thank you to the staffs of Anna's House and St. Mary's Hospital for the great care they gave to Evelyn.

3/2/2007 Herald Times Reporter

Posted March 2, 2007

Robert K. (R.K.) Webster Sr.

Robert K. Webster Sr., age 92, of 3721 Adams St., Two Rivers, died unexpectedly early Wednesday morning, Feb. 28, 2007, with his family at his side, at the Aurora Medical Center, Two Rivers.

Robert was born Oct. 14, 1914, in Rushford, Minn., a son of the late Archibald M. and Erma Keller Webster. He attended grade school in Winona, Minn., and was a graduate of Washington High School, Two Rivers. He furthered his education at the Philadelphia Textile College, graduating in 1935. On Feb. 19, 1944, he married Lois Cochenet at Wabeno. Mr. Webster was a shareholder and past president of Crescent Woolen Mills Company of Two Rivers, and he played a vital role in the growth of the company for over five decades. After his retirement, Bob and Lois enjoyed wintering in Florida, and spending their summers at Riley's Bay in Door County. Bob was a former licensed pilot and enjoyed flying; he also enjoyed fishing, golfing and boating. R.K. was the oldest and longest member of the Two Rivers Elks Lodge 1380, and he was an honorary life member of the Knights of Columbus.

Survivors include his wife: Lois; three sons and daughters-in-law: Robert (Rick) K. and Barb Webster Jr. of Riley's Bay; John and Karen Webster, Guy and Lori Webster, all of Two Rivers; two granddaughters: Kristin and Chelsea Webster; two brothers and a sister-in-law: Charles Webster Sr., William and Nan Webster, all of Two Rivers; one sister-in-law and one brother-in-law: Betty Webster, Marco Island, Fla.; and Bill Groessl of Arizona; several nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by one brother: Leland Webster, and one sister: Jean Groessl.

At R.K.'s request, no services will be held. A late spring dinner will be held for family, close friends and business associates.

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

Herald Times Reporter

March 2, 2007

3/2/2007 Post Crescent

Posted March 2, 2007

Resch, Lorraine J.

Lorraine J. Resch, age 82, of Appleton, passed away on Thursday morning, March 1, 2007, at Franciscan Care Center. She was born on December 17, 1924, in Neenah to the late Harry and Elizabeth (Belongia) Breaker. Lorraine graduated from Neenah High School, class of 1942. On November 11, 1944, she married John H. Resch in Long Beach, California, and they shared 62 wonderful years together. Lorraine was a bookkeeper for many years at Modern Business Machines, where she retired from in 1983.

She was a faithful member of St. Pius X Catholic Church. Lorraine enjoyed bird-watching, especially Hummingbirds, traveling, and Wintering in Pompano Beach, Florida, with her beloved Husband John.

She will be sadly missed by her husband, John; children: Dick Resch, Milwaukee; Tim (Therrie) Resch, Philippines; Jeff (Diane) Resch, Appleton; Connie (Brian) Coel, Madison; grandchildren: Jessie (Todd) Llewellyn, Diana (Rob) Kientop, Joel, Paige, and Brooke Resch, Lindi and Cameron Coel; great-grandchildren: Gavin, Erica and Natasha. She is further survived by one brother, Harold (Joan) Breaker, Menasha.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her daughter-in-law, Jill Resch.

Funeral Mass for Lorraine will be celebrated on Monday, March 5, 2007, at 11:30 a.m. at St. Pius X Catholic Church (500 West Marquette Street) with Father Brian Belongia officiating. Friends may call directly at church from 9:30 a.m. until the time of the mass. Interment will be in St. Margaret Cemetery, Neenah. In lieu of flowers, donations are appreciated to Alzheimer's Research.

WICHMANN FUNERAL HOME

537 North Superior Street

3/3/2007 GBPG

Posted March 3, 2007

Lealiou, Lawrence W.

Lawrence W. Lealiou, 84, Green Bay passed away March 1, 2007. Lawrence was born in Green Bay, on Feb. 4, 1923, to Stephen and Louise (Younkel) Lealiou. He enlisted in the Army in 1943, serving with the 311th Engineer Battalion. He was later wounded and honorably discharged from the Army. Lawrence married the former Mildred Mertens on Sept. 28, 1944, and she preceded him in death. He worked many years for Northern Metal and Badger Roofing companies. He also worked as a truck driver and did field work on a 140 acre farm, caring for livestock and running the machinery. Lawrence enjoyed pigeon racing with his son, Edward, and has numerous trophies. He enjoyed hunting and time with his dogs Sparky and Tessie, who were his constant companions. He was very proud of all his grandchildren and was especially proud to have his grandson, Jamie LaFave serving as a 2nd Class Petty Officer in the United States Navy.

He is survived by his son, Edward (Joan) Lealiou, daughters, Nancy (Anthony) Deprey, Joann (Tom) Thyrion, Mary Jane (Terry) Chaney, Karen (Jim) Klaus, Sandra Dury, and Sherry (Larry) Babiash, all of Green Bay, 18 grandchildren, 25 great-grandchildren; brothers, Gilbert, Richard and Robert Lealiou and sister, Eunice Pulhman, Green Bay.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Mildred; daughter, Barbara Jensen; brothers, Carlton, Edwin, Joseph and Bill; sisters, Evelyn, Lorraine, Audrey, and Vi.

Friends may call at Proko-Wall Funeral Home, 1630 E. Mason St., on Sunday, March 4, 2007, from 4 to 8 p.m. Visitation will continue at the funeral home on Monday from 10 to 11 a.m. Funeral Service will be at the funeral home at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Larry Lange officiating. Procession to Woodlawn Cemetery for Rite of Committal and Military Honors to follow.

A special thank you to Dennis Lealiou and Tammy Malenchini who cared for their grandfather at his home the last few years, to Brian and Paul Lealiou who were always available to help out, Nancy Deprey who helped care for him when he was home and visited often in the nursing home, Karen and Jim who would visit many nights, Sherry and Larry Babiash for all their help and to Mary Jane who has devoted the last 20 years to taking care of her beloved father. Also thank you to Larry's son-in-law Terry Chaney who always took care of Larry's yard.

Posted March 3, 2007

Vande Loo, Henry

Henry Vande Loo, 98, De Pere, passed away Friday morning, March 2, 2007. He was born on Oct. 12, 1908, in Hollandtown, son to the late John and Anna (Haen) Vande Loo. He married Sadie Gerrits on Sept. 24, 1935, in Wrightstown, she preceded him in death on Aug. 22, 2005. Henry worked for 24 years at A. G. Wells Company and at St. Norbert Abbey for 15 years. He was a member of St. Mary's Parish and it's Holy Name Society and the Catholic Knights.

Survivors include his children, Carol and Marty White, Chicago; Joann Vande Loo, De Pere; Rosemary and Gary Freischmidt, De Pere; Michael and Lois Vande Loo, Green Bay; daughters-in-law, Ann Vande Loo, Green Bay; and Linda Villiesse, De Pere; 13 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; one brother, Dr. Francis (Ceil) Vande Loo, De Pere; two sisters-in-law, Evelyn Hibbard, Aggie Gerrits, both of De Pere; two brothers-in-law, Donald (Ruth) Gerrits, Kaukauna; Leo (Gladys) Gerrits, Appleton.

Henry was preceded in death by one son, Tom; grandsons, Tim and Dan; brothers, John, Jake, Edward, Joseph and Rev. Norbert Vande Loo; sisters, Clara Dietzen and Mary Fox; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Eva Schreurs, Agnes Schreurs, Florence Devroy, Martha Ver Boort, Edward, Peter and Ray Gerrits.

Family and friends may call on Monday, March 5, 2007, from 4 to 6 p.m. at St. Mary Catholic Community, Pope John XXIII Circle, off Sportsman Drive, Town of Ledgeview. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 6 p.m. on Monday at the church with the Rev. Willard Vande Loo, Henry's nephew, officiating. The Rev. John H. Harper will be concelebrating. Interment will be in Mt. Olivet Cemetery, De Pere. Cotter Funeral Home, De Pere is assisting the family.

Dad, we will really miss you, especially your beautiful smile and gentle heart, but we know you are now with the Love of Your Life, Mom!

The family would like to thank Dr. Hoppe and the 7th floor staff at St. Vincent Hospital for the wonderful care given to Henry during the past two weeks.

3/3/2007 Post Crescent

Posted March 3, 2007

La Fortune, Amanda

Amanda La Fortune, age 96, of Medina, passed away on Wednesday, February 28, 2007, at Carolina Manor in Appleton. She had a long and meaningful life and was ready to be with the Lord. Amanda was born to John and Mary Leppla on March 23, 1910. She was the sixth of eight children and was the final surviving family member. On July 16, 1932, Amanda was united in marriage to Wesley La Fortune.

She was a lifetime member of the Zion United Church of Christ in Dale and enjoyed participating in many Women's Guild activities. She was proud of her lifelong membership in the Royal Neighbors of America. With a great love for people, she was always available to help family and friends. When the frost was out of the ground she could be found working in her flowerbeds early in the morning, one of her favorite activities. Amanda and Wesley enjoyed spring walleye fishing on the Wolf River and traveling throughout the United States and Canada.

She is survived by two daughters: Jeanne (John) Myers, Appleton; and Jo Ann Wolff, Appleton; and a son, Duane (Nancy) La Fortune, Little Falls, MN; 11 grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren; also other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by Wesley, her husband of 63 years in 1994; two brothers: Bill and Harry; four sisters: Elma, Carrie, Marie and Lilia; a granddaughter, Cheryl Wolff and great-granddaughter, Crystal Anderson.

Funeral services for Amanda will be held on Tuesday, March 6, 2007, at 2 p.m. at Zion United Church of Christ in Dale with Rev. Greg Watling officiating. Burial will be in the Union Cemetery, Dale. Friends may call at the Borchardt & Moder Funeral Home on Monday, March 5, 2007, in Hortonville from 5-8 p.m. and at the church on Tuesday from 1 p.m. until the time of service.

Special thank you to all the Angels at Caroline Manor and in Media — all those who lovingly cared for her when she could no longer do it herself. Those who cleaned and bandaged her surgeries, brought cookies and prayers and visited, ran errands, mowed grass, shoveled or plowed her driveway. So she could continue living in her home longer. So many acts of kindness, we are so grateful. Thank you! Their halos and wings will be waiting for them when they retire to heaven.

God Bless, Amanda's family

Borchardt & Moder

3/3/2007 Door County Advocate

Posted March 2, 2007

John Conard

John Conard, 68, Oak Creek and formerly of Sturgeon Bay, died Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2007.

He was born July 1, 1938, to Joseph and Beatrice (Paul) Conard.

He was a retired employee of Krueger Printing in Milwaukee.

Survivors include his two sisters and two brothers, Dorothy Conard, Oak Creek, Doris Timmerman, Grand RapidS, Mich., Roger Conard, Foster City, Mich., and Tom (Tracey Gilbert) Conard, Luxemburg; nieces; nephews; great nieces and nephews; and other relatives.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Memorial services will be conducted at 12:30 p.m. Saturday, March 10, at the Forbes Funeral Home, with the Rev. Anthony Birdsall officiating.

Visitation will take place after 11:30 a.m. Saturday, until the time of services. Inurnment will be at St. Joseph Cemetery.

Memorials may be given to the American Cancer Society in his memory.

3/4/2007 GBPG

Posted March 4, 2007

Allen, Rose Patricia

Rose Patricia Allen, age 89 of Green Bay, passed away on March 2, 2007. She was born Rose P. Tarkowski on Oct. 20, 1914, to Alexander and Antoinette (Trofka) Tarkowski in Eaton, Wis. Rose spent her early years on the family farm in the town of Eaton. Later she worked alongside the Sisters of St. Vincent Hospital in Green Bay. On July 21, 1938, she married Arthur John Allen at SS. Cyril and Methodius Catholic Church in the town of Eaton. Living in Green Bay she spent the remainder of her married years raising their eight children and attending St. Philip's Parish. In later years Rose relished spending time with her children and their families, especially at holiday get-togethers. She also did in-home domestic work and ironing for various local families. Rose was an avid Packer backer and was thrilled to attend or watch games with her buddy, Marion Warpinski. Her wonderful sense of humor and a strong belief in her Catholic religion were the focal points of Rose's daily life.

Survivors include eight children: Delbert and Ellen Allen, James and Mary Ellen Allen, Carol and Joseph Hooyman, Wayne and Carolyn Allen, Frederick and Tammy Allen, Eugene and Terri Allen, Rosemary Allen (and fiance Brad McCorison) and Roger and Cheryl Allen; 13 grandchildren: Teri (Scott) DeBroux, Sara Allen, Holli (John) Glendenning, Scott (Lisa) Allen, James Jr. (Emily) Allen, Kim Allen, Nick Hooyman, Kelly (Andy) Kosse, Tammy (Scott) Hussin, Lucas (Nicole) Allen, Brett Allen, Nicole Allen, Jennifer (Mike) Haupt; and 11 great-grandchildren. Other survivors include one brother, Rudolf Tarkowski; two sisters, Kerry (John) Streck and Clara Blavat; numerous nieces, nephews and in-laws including her neighbor, Betty Allen.

She was preceded in death by husband Arthur on Sept. 1, 1973; an infant daughter Margaret Mary; and grandson Randy Allen; six sisters: Helen Tarkowski, Hattie Cieslewicz, Victoria O'Brien, Angeline Brzezinski, Sister Adria Tarkowski, O.S.F., and Sister Audrey Tarkowski, O.S.F.

Friends may call at Proko-Wall Funeral Home, 1630 E. Mason St., Sunday from 4 to 8 p.m. Prayer and Scripture service 7 p.m. Sunday. There will be no visitation Monday morning; Mass of Christian Burial will begin at 11 a.m. Monday at St. Philip the Apostle Church, 312 Victoria St. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.prokowall.com. A memorial fund is being established.

The family wishes to express their thanks to Unity Hospice for their kindness.

Posted March 4, 2007

Berceau, Roman

Roman Berceau, 81, longtime Green Bay resident, died early Saturday morning, March 3, 2007, in Waukesha. Funeral arrangements will be announced later this week by MALCORE Funeral Home, (920) 432-5579.

Posted March 4, 2007

Calaway, Jerome G. "Kelly"

Jerome G. "Kelly" Calaway, 79, De Pere, passed away Saturday, March 3, 2007, at a local hospital due to injuries from an automobile accident. He was born April 18, 1927, to the late Felix and Mayne (Vande Hei) Calaway in De Pere. On May 22, 1950, he married the former Marjorie Van Camp in De Pere. Jerome attended NWTC to obtain his GED. He retired from the Fort Howard Paper Co. after 42 years. Jerome belonged to the Fort Howard Quarter Century Club, De Pere Men's Club, Knights of Columbus and the Catholic Order of Foresters. He volunteered at Green Bay Correctional Institution as part of the "Faith at Work" program for 31 years. He also collected aluminum can tabs to raise money for Syble Hopp School, kidney dialysis and the Ronald McDonald House. He also loved attending daily 7:30 a.m. Mass at Our Lady of Lourdes Parish Family. Above all, he will be remembered as a man who practiced random acts of kindness to all on a daily basis. He was a perfect example to his children and grandchildren of what a husband and father should be.

He is survived by his wife of 56 years; four children, Steven (Kathy) Calaway, Larry (Nonie) Calaway, Dale (Lisa) Calaway and Vicki (Joe) Manders; 14 grandchildren, Bob (Carrie) Calaway, Adam (Pam) Calaway, Kevin Calaway and friend, Crystal, Candace Zilisch, Amy (Tom) Nagelkirk, Christina Eggebeen, Jim (fiance Rose) Calaway, Nick Calaway and friend, Kim, Eric Calaway and friend, Jenny and her son, Tate, Carrie Calaway and friend Travis, Jenna Pasch, Amy (Jason) Fabry, Jenny (James) Santy and Mike Manders; seven great-grandchildren, Drew, Carly, Trevor, Jacob, Tyler, Nichole and Emily. Two brothers and two sisters, Ron (Barb) Calaway, Paul (Nancy) Calaway, Jen (Don) Quinette and Erma (Robert) Ulmen and many nieces and nephews.

Jerome was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Neil and Ken Calaway; sisters and brothers-in-law, Bernard (Lorrie) Albers, Al (Lavern) Van Camp, Mae Van Camp, Barb Van Camp, Fabian and Cy Van Camp.

Friends may call at RYAN FUNERAL HOME, 305 N. 10th St., De Pere on Tuesday, March 6, 2007, from 4 to 8 p.m. Visitation will continue after 9:30 a.m. on Wednesday, March 7, 2007, at Our Lady of Lourdes Parish Family (corner of Suburban Drive and Lourdes Avenue). A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. at church with Fr. Tim Shillcox O. Praem officiating. Please visit www.ryanfh.com to send online condolences to the Calaway family.

The family would like to thank St. Vincent Hospital's Emergency Department and the 6th floor ICU staff, especially Sarah for their thoughtful and tender care.

Posted March 4, 2007

DeNoble, Marie

Marie DeNoble, 96, Ledgeview, passed away Saturday, March 3, 2007, at a local nursing home. Marie was born Aug. 5, 1910, in the town of Franklin, in Manitowoc County, to the late Joseph and Mary (Lensmeyer) Haas. She married Harry DeNoble May 29, 1935, at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Kellnersville. Harry preceded her in death on Jan. 5, 1986. Marie and her husband lived and farmed all their lives in the town of De Pere, retiring in 1966.

Survivors include her children, June DeNoble, Ledgeview and her special friend, Frank Burish, Cato; Roger DeNoble. Ledgeview; Janice DeNoble, Minneapolis; daughter-in-law, Beverly DeNoble; grandchildren, Sherry (Jack) Wenz, Florida; Cindy (Tony) Thelen, Reedsville; Thomas (Teresa) DeNoble, Lark; Cathy (Brian) Baumann, the town of Lawrence; great-grandchildren, Beth and Katie Thelen, Leah and Zachery DeNoble, Morgan Cornelius and Morgan's father, Greg; Amber Baumann; step-great-grandchildren, Chalice Wenz, Rachael and Dillon Horkman and a sister-in-law, Mayme Haas, Manitowoc.

Marie was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Harry; great-grandson, Mitchell DeNoble; brothers, Edward Haas, Joseph (Evelyn) Haas, Clarence (Marcella) Haas; sisters, Anna (Charles) Helfert, Agnes (Archie) Dugan, Viola (Raymond) Habermann, Leona (Thomas) Masar; Harry's brothers, Earl and Art DeNoble and Harry's sisters, Olive and Irene DeNoble.

Friends may call at the Cotter Funeral Home. 860 N. Webster Av., De Pere on Monday from 4 to 8 p.m. Wake service 7:30 p.m. Visitation will continue on Tuesday from 10 to 11 a.m. at St. Francis Catholic Church, 220 S. Michigan St., De Pere. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 11 a.m. Tuesday at the church with Fr. John H. Harper officiating. Burial in the St. Joseph Cemetery in Kellnersville.

Marie's family wishes to extend a special thank you to the 9th floor staff of St. Vincent Hospital and the staff of Ledgeview Nursing Home.

Posted March 4, 2007

Gigot, Lewellyn M.

Lewellyn M. Gigot, 73, Lincoln, passed away Saturday, March 3, 2007, at St. Vincent Hospital with his family by his side. He was born Sept. 15, 1933, in the town of Lincoln to the late John and Anna (VanDrisse) Gigot. Lewellyn farmed in the town of Lincoln until his retirement. He was an active member of St. Peter Church, Lincoln. Lewellyn enjoyed playing cards, riding in the woods on his 4-wheeler with his dog, and giving tractor rides to his grandchildren. Lewellyn maintained his sense of humor till the end.

Lewellyn is survived by his wife, Jeannie; his children, Susan (Charles) Gigot-Klein, Fish Creek; Perry Gigot, Denmark; Joe (Tammy) Gigot, Casco; Julie (Don) Allen, New Franken; Jackie (Gregg) Bushner, De Pere; grandchildren, Tristan, Megan, Ross, Luke and Mitchell; mother-in-law, Verna Granius; brother, Alvin (Bernice) Gigot, Green Bay; sisters-in-law, Emeline Gigot, Luxemburg; Mary Jane Gigot, New Franken; Christine Chaudoir, Namur.; brothers-in-law, Homer (Elaine) Granius, Thiry Daems; and Roland Granius, Green Bay.

Lewellyn is preceded in death by three sisters, Mabel (Emil) Vandervest, Evelyn (Harry) Fabry, Agnes Gigot; two brothers, Elmer Gigot, John Gigot; one brother-in-law, Jack Chaudoir; one sister-in-law, Judy Granius.

Friends may call at Wiesner and Massart Funeral Home, 107 Wiesner Ave., Casco, from 4 to 8 p.m. Monday, March 5, and again Tuesday morning from 10 to 11 a.m. at St. Peter Catholic Church, Lincoln. Wake Service 7 p.m. Monday at the Funeral Home. Funeral Service, Tuesday 11 a.m. at St. Peter Catholic Church, Lincoln with Fr. Jerome Taddy officiating. Burial in St. Peter Cemetery.

Lewellyn's family wishes to thank the staff at St. Vincent Hospital for their care and extreme compassion.

Posted March 4, 2007

Molitor, Lucille

Lucille Molitor, 100, Lena, died Thursday, March 1, 2007, at Santa Maria Nursing Home, Green Bay. She was born to the late Fred and Camille Llotte April 29, 1906. Lucille began teaching at 17 in Lakewood. In 1962 she graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh with a degree in teaching. Through the years she taught school in Lena, Oconto and retired from Suamico Elementary in the 1970s. While still at her home in Lena, she loved having cats, and her hobbies included baking, oil paintings, and working in her flower and vegetable gardens. Over the past two years while in the nursing home, Lucille would look forward to visits almost everyday from her daughter, Rosemary. Lucille never lost her wit, uncanny humor, or spirit, often surprising visitors with quips or comments that drew laughter and amazement alike.

Surviving are four children, Donna (Ambrose) Ruelle, Men. Falls; Rosemary Tilkens, Green Bay; Romaine (Lawrence) VanderLeest, Algonquin, Ill.; Dean Molitor, Platteville; 13 grandchildren, and 24 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by husband, Raymond; sisters, Vivian, Evelyn, and Bertha; brother, Raymond; grandson, Scott Tilkens, and son-in-law, Lloyd Tilkens.

Friends may call at Holy Cross Catholic Church, Lena, Tuesday, March 6, 2007, from 9 a.m. until the time of the Funeral Mass at 11 a.m. with Father Harold Beerntsen officiating. Placed to rest at St. Charles Catholic Cemetery, Lena. Rhodes-Charapata Funeral Home, Lena is assisting the family. In lieu of flowers a donation to Unity Hospice would be appreciated.

The family would like to thank Santa Maria Nursing Home, 2nd floor, and Unity Hospice for the wonderful care they gave Lucille.

Posted March 4, 2007

Skaleski, Marie P. (Coppens)

Marie P. (Coppens) Skaleski, 86, a longtime Green Bay resident, died Sunday, Feb. 25, 2007. She was born Jan. 7, 1921, in the town of Eaton, to John and Catherine (Lessick) Coppens and attended school in Henrysville. Marie married Edward P. Skaleski on Nov. 23, 1938. He preceded her in death on Dec. 14, 1983. She lived for 53 years on the west side of Green Bay until moving to De Pere in 2005.

Survivors include four children and their spouses, Carol VanGoethem and special friend, Dale Fictum, Kewaunee; Jeanette and Ray VanGoethem, Kewaunee; Eileen and Joe Layden, Ashwaubenon; Glen Skaleski, Green Bay; eight grandchildren, Karen (Pat) Muchowski, Janelle (Virgil) Robinson, Susan (Craig) Shaffer, Ron (Tracy) VanGoethem, Tim VanGoethem, Catherine (Scott) Beaudo, Philip Layden, Maggie Layden; nine great-grandchildren, Stephanie and Patricia Muchowski, Megan, Kevin and Blake Robinson, Riley and Tyler Shaffer, Jacob VanGoethem, Sarah Beaudo; one sister, Irene DeBauche; sisters-in-law and a brother-in-law, Verna Coppens, Susie Rasmussen, Rose Rasmussen, Becky Everard, Dorothy Phillips, Anton Jr. and Carol Skaleski, Agnes Skaleski, Ivy Skaleski; many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Edward; a son-in-law, Robert VanGoethem; a grandson, Kevin VanGoethem; her parents; her father-in-law and mother-in-law, Anton Sr. and Stella Skaleski; two brothers and a sister-in-law, Henry and Rose Coppens, Carl Coppens; one sister and two brothers-in-law, Viola and Henry Kollross, Gerald DeBauche.

Friends may call at Blaney Funeral Home, 1521 Shawano Ave., from 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday. There will be a Parish Wake Service and a sharing of memories held at 7 p.m. Sunday. Friends may also call at Annunciation Catholic Church, 401 Gray St., from 10 to 11 a.m. Monday. The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Monday at the church with the Rev. Peter Renard O.Praem officiating. Entombment will be in Allouez Chapel Mausoleum. To send online condolences, please visit www.BlaneyFuneralHome.com.

The Skaleski family extends a special thank you to the staffs of Harbor Suites Assisted Living and Unity Hospice for the love and comfort that they extended to Mom. It was greatly appreciated.

Posted March 4, 2007

Vande Loo, Henry

Henry Vande Loo, 98, De Pere, passed away Friday morning, March 2, 2007. He was born on Oct. 12, 1908, in Hollandtown, son to the late John and Anna (Haen) Vande Loo. He married Sadie Gerrits on Sept. 24, 1935, in Wrightstown. She preceded him in death on Aug. 22, 2005. Henry worked for 24 years at A.G. Wells Company and at St. Norbert Abbey for 15 years. He was a member of St. Mary's Parish and it's Holy Name Society and the Catholic Knights.

Survivors include his children, Carol and Marty White, Chicago; Joann Vande Loo, De Pere; Rosemary and Gary Freischmidt, De Pere; Michael and Lois Vande Loo, Green Bay; daughters-in-law, Ann Vande Loo, Green Bay; and Linda Villiesse, De Pere; 13 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; one brother, Dr. Francis (Ceil) Vande Loo, De Pere; two sisters-in-law, Evelyn Hibbard, Aggie Gerrits, both of De Pere; two brothers-in-law, Donald (Ruth) Gerrits, Kaukauna; Leo (Gladys) Gerrits, Appleton.

Henry was preceded in death by one son, Tom; grandsons, Tim and Dan; brothers, John, Jake, Edward, Joseph and Rev. Norbert Vande Loo; sisters, Clara Dietzen and Mary Fox; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Eva Schreurs, Agnes Schreurs, Florence Devroy, Martha Ver Boort, Edward, Peter and Ray Gerrits.

Family and friends may call on Monday, March 5, 2007, from 4 to 6 p.m. at St. Mary Catholic Community, Pope John XXIII Circle, off Sportsman Drive, town of Ledgeview. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 6 p.m. on Monday at the church with the Rev. Willard Vande Loo, Henry's nephew, officiating. The Rev. John H. Harper will be concelebrating. Interment will be in Mt. Olivet Cemetery, De Pere. Cotter Funeral Home, De Pere is assisting the family.

Dad, we will really miss you, especially your beautiful smile and gentle heart, but we know you are now with the Love of Your Life, Mom!

The family would like to thank Dr. Hoppe and the 7th floor staff at St. Vincent Hospital for the wonderful care given to Henry during the past two weeks.

3/5/2007 GBPG

Posted March 5, 2007

Allen, Rose Patricia

Rose Patricia Allen, 89, Green Bay, passed away on March 2, 2007. To correct her birthday, Rose was born Oct. 30, 1917, in the town of Eaton, Wis. Inadvertently omitted were her four brothers who preceded her in death, Wenzel, Fred, Chester and Lambert Tarkowski.

Posted March 5, 2007

Barrette, Elizabeth Mae (Betty)

Elizabeth Mae (Betty) Barrette, 83, Oconto Falls, died on Sunday, March 4, 2007, at the Bellin Hospital in Green Bay. Funeral arrangements are being completed by the Jones Funeral Service in Oconto Falls and will be announced later.

Posted March 5, 2007

Craanen, Donald J.

Donald J. Craanen, 87, Bay Settlement, passed away Friday, March 2, 2007, at his home. Don was born on Oct. 25, 1919, the eldest child of the late Jacob and Mary (Van Lanen) Craanen. On June 6, 1945, Donald married Genevieve Brunner at St. Kilian's Catholic Church in New Franken, Wis. Donald was a dairy farmer all his life. In his early years, Donald worked for both Hamman and Ziese Construction Companies. Don was always ready to lend a helping hand to neighbors and friends when needed. He loved spending time with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He enjoyed his horses and took pride in his gardening, especially growing his potatoes.

Donald is survived by his wife of 61 years, Genevieve; his children, Brother Robert Craanen, St. Norbert Abbey, DePere; Linda (Dave) Beyer, Roger (Jeanne) Craanen, both Green Bay; Shirley Craanen and special friend, Diane Miller, Lodi, Wis.; Tim Craanen and special friend, Pam Naze, Green Bay; Julie (Rick) Paye, Casco, Wis.; his grandchildren, Angela (Brett) Baker; Stephanie Beyer (Damian Sprewer Sr.); Matthew Beyer; Nicholas (Diane) Craanen; Kristina (Mitchell) Gauthier; Jacob Craanen; Brandon, Taylor and Brianna Paye; his great-grandchildren, Damian and Alannah Sprewer; Ava and Landon Gauthier. He is further survived by Jorden Sprewer and Jennifer Naze; his brothers and sisters, Rita Strebel, Herbert (Lucille) Craanen, Milton (Marilyn) Craanen, Clayton (Ardella) Craanen, Dorothy Malczewski; sisters-in-law, Isabella Brunner and Pearl Brunner; step sisters-in-law, Grace Allen, Geraldine Vanden Houten, and Colette Wertel; nieces, nephews, cousins and friends, and the families of Bernard and Carol Herman and the late Art and Lou Nooyen.

He was preceded in death by his parents; mother and father-in-law, Antone and Alice Allen; brother-in-law, Ralph Strebel; sisters and brothers-in-law, Adelle and William Burkart; Mayme and Edmund Schauer; brothers-in-law, Clemens and Walter Brunner; step brothers and sisters-in-law, Henry and Hilda Allen; Myrtle and Allen Kuchenbecker; Mable and Alex Goral; Elsie and Dick Finnel; Bernard and Mildred Allen; Sylvester Allen; Lawrence Vanden Houten; and Alvin and Alice Allen.

Friends may call at Proko-Wall Funeral Home, 1630 E. Mason St. on Monday (today) from 3 to 8:30 p.m. and on Tuesday from 9 a.m. until the funeral cortege leaves for church. Rosary service at 7 p.m. Monday (today) at the funeral home. Mass of Christian Burial 11 a.m. on Tuesday at Holy Cross Church, 3009 Bay Settlement Road. Online condolences can be sent to the Craanen family at www.prokowall.com.

The Craanen Family would like to express a special thank you to Unity Hospice, all the care givers, our spouses, neighbors, and family and friends for all the support, care, love and prayers shown to our family during this difficult time. Dad, your journey on earth has ended. Keep watch over us.

Posted March 5, 2007

De Groot, Joan

Joan De Groot, 61, De Pere, died Friday, March 2, 2007, as a result of an automobile accident. Funeral arrangements are pending and will be announced in an upcoming edition of the Press-Gazette.

Lyndahl Funeral Home

Posted March 5, 2007

Gerondale, Marvin A.

Marvin A. Gerondale, 81, Ashwaubenon, died Saturday, March 3, 2007, at a local hospital. He was born on Sept. 18, 1925, in Sturgeon Bay to the late Eugene and Rose (Schaefer) Gerondale. Marv overstated his age to enlist in the U.S. Marine Corps. during World War II and served in the 3rd Division in the South Pacific at Guam and Iwo Jima. He was proud of his military service but also was careful not to glamorize war. On Sept. 4, 1948, he married the former Gladys Fabry in Oconto Falls; she preceded him in death on Sept. 4, 2005. Marv retired from Wisconsin Public Service after 40 years of employment. He was a member of Nativity of Our Lord Catholic Church and Ashwaubenon VFW #10244. He loved to bowl, golf, camp and garden. He was an avid Packers fan and had fond memories of the Ice Bowl.

Survivors include four daughters and two sons-in-law, Mary Sue Gerondale, Charlene and Dick Powers, Brenda Gerondale, and Michelle and Kelly Collaer, all Green Bay; three grandchildren, Brandon De Mille, Rachel Powers and Mitchell Powers; two sisters and three brothers-in-law, Arlene and John Rowe, Green Bay; Suzanne and Don Aerts, Green Bay, and Orvin (Viola) Fabry, Suring; two sisters-in-law, Vi Gerondale, Green Bay; and Irene (Clayton) Westcott, Green Bay; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends; and their beloved dog, Clara-Belle.

He was also preceded in death by an infant son, James Bryan; a grandson, Jeremy De Mille; and two brothers, Norman and Darrell "Butch" Gerondale.

Friends may call from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 6, 2007, at Lyndahl Funeral Home, where a parish wake service will take place at 6 p.m., followed by a service by the VFW. Visitation will continue after 10 a.m. Wednesday at Nativity of Our Lord Catholic Church, 2270 S. Oneida St., Green Bay, where a Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Dennis Bergsbaken officiating. Entombment to take place in Allouez Chapel Mausoleum. Online condolences may be expressed at www.lyndahl .com.

Marv's family would like to offer special thanks to all of his neighbors, especially Mike Brenwall and Paul Hawley, who conducted CPR; and to the wonderful staff of St. Mary's Hospital third floor for the exceptional care that they provided, especially Jeffrey and Stacy.

Lyndahl Funeral Home

Posted March 5, 2007

Kassner, Jeanne Frances

Jeanne Frances Kassner died on March 3, 2007. She was born on May 22, 1926, the second of five children born to Harry and Evelyn Marchant. On June 28, 1947, Jeanne was united in marriage to Jerome Kassner. Together, they raised two children. Jeanne's family was the focus of her life.

She is survived by Jerry, her loving husband of 59 years; her daughter and son-in-law, Sherry and John Strezlec. She loved her grandchildren, Michael (Kate) Strezlec, Rob Strezlec and Megan (Richard) Lyshek. In June, she was blessed with a great-grandson, Ben. She is further survived by her sister and brother-in-law, JoAnne and Bill Miller; brothers and sisters-in-law, Jim and Kathryn Marchant and Jack and Joyce Marchant; a sister-in-law, Arlys Kassner; and many special nieces and nephews.

Jeanne was preceded in death by her beloved son, Jay; her parents; sister and brother-in-law, Joyce and Gene Smith; brother-in-law, Gene Kassner and father and mother-in-law, Edward and Marie Kassner.

Jeanne was a member of St. Agnes Catholic Church. In honoring her wishes, a private visitation and funeral will be held.

We would like to thank the dedicated staff of Harmony House Living Centers for the care they provided.Mom, you have been our shining light.

Lyndahl Funeral Home

Posted March 5, 2007

VanLanen, Victoria

Mrs. Ed (Victoria) VanLanen, 78, Sobieski died as the result of an accident on Saturday, March 3, 2007. Marnocha Funeral Home, Pulaski is assisting the family with funeral arrangements, which were incomplete at the time of the newspaper's deadline and will be announced in Tuesday's Press-Gazette. A complete obituary with the schedule of services will be available Monday on the funeral home website, www.marnocha funeralhome.com

3/5/2007 Post Crescent

Posted March 5, 2007

Hess, Roland O.

Roland O. Hess, 85, Oshkosh, died peacefully in his sleep on Saturday, March 3, 2007, at Bethel Home in Oshkosh. He was born in Oshkosh on Sept. 14, 1921, to the late Oscar and Clara (LeRoy) Hess. Roland married Elsie Trittin on Nov. 29, 1945, and they enjoyed 53 years of marriage together before Elsie passed away on Oct. 13, 1999. He retired from the City of Oshkosh and enjoyed 23 years of relaxing in his easy chair watching TV, especially Westerns and sports, mainly the Chicago Cubs. Roland also enjoyed other activities including bowling, playing cribbage, and spending time with his grandchildren. He was a member of Grace Lutheran Church where he served as an usher and a member of the school board.

Roland is survived by one son, Randall (Ruth) Hess; one daughter, Robin Hess, all Oshkosh; one grandson, Brian (Shari) Hess; one granddaughter, Brenda (Matthew) Toll; a great-granddaughter, Hailey Hess, all Milwaukee; two sisters-in-law, Caroline Trittin, Omro; and Jane Jones, Oshkosh; and other relatives and friends.

Along with his parents and his wife, Roland was also preceded in death by his brothers, Harold (Margaret), Robert, and an infant; his sisters, Eleanor (George) Barton, and Marjorie Hess.

Funeral Services will be held (TODAY) Monday, March 5, 2007, at 6 p.m. at Grace Lutheran Church, 913 Nebraska St., Oshkosh, with Pastor Gregg Schoeneck officiating. Burial will take place on Tuesday, March 6 in Lake View Memorial Park, Oshkosh. A Visitation will be held on Monday at the church from 4 p.m. until the time of the service.

Memorials in Roland's name may be made to Grace Lutheran Church or Winnebago Lutheran Academy.

Mueller Funeral Home

Posted March 5, 2007

Vander Loop, Chad

Chad Vander Loop, 32, Kaukauna, formerly of Freedom, of Vander Loop Auto Body, died Saturday as a result of a snowmobile accident in Pickerel Lake. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and pending.

Verkuilen Funeral Home

3/6/2007 GBPG

Posted March 6, 2007

Kipping, Geraldine M.

Geraldine "Geri" Marie Kipping, 78, Sand Bay, Sturgeon Bay, passed away Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2007, with her children at her side.

Geri was born Sept. 23, 1928, in Door County, the daughter of Milbert and Anita (Wiesner) Lautenbach. She graduated from Sturgeon Bay High School with the Class of 1946.

Geri married Gerald Kipping on Oct. 21, 1950, they resided in Manitowoc until retiring to their Sand Bay property in 1985. Geri and Kipp owned and operated Peterson Sheet Metal in Manitowoc from 1965 until retirement.

Survivors include her three children, Steven (Shari Krejcarek), Manitowoc; Julie (William) Maciejewski, Two Rivers; Mark (Kris) Kipping, Appleton; four grandchildren, Dylan Maciejewski, Dustin Maciejewski, Matthew Kipping, and Paige Kipping; and one sister-in-law, Joyce (Sis) and Glen Leischow, Algoma. She is further survived by devoted friend, Joe Angerer; family friends, Janice (the late Mark) Rasmussen, Chris and Christine Rasmussen and children, Cindy and Rick Oswald and children.

Preceding her in death were her parents, husband, brother and sister-in-law, Lloyd (Jeanette) Lautenbach, and one sister-in-law and husband, Jeanette (Bubby) and Elmer Dalebroux.

She will be sadly missed by the Sand Bay cottage dwellers, the Monday Merkle regulars and all those she touched throughout the years. Geri lived life to the fullest and while raising her children she managed to be a scout leader for both the boy and girl scouts as well as a Tri-Hi-Y leader for high school age girls, Band Mothers Association, and Altar Society. She worked as "Ma" Kipping at Woodrow Wilson Jr. High School as a lunch room monitor. After moving back to Door County, Geri became a cook for Holiday House North summer camp for many years.

Geri was never one to sit around and always had a project in the works — whether it was sewing sweatshirts for everyone to making Packer snowmen or wallpapering or painting for others. Geraldine bartended Mondays at Merkle's Saloon until May 2006, where she made many new friends but also ran into past high school chums. Her get up and go spirit was contagious, she had no enemies. Non- judgmental, easy-going spirit, she truly was an example of a life fulfilled. Her legacy — Her door was always open, literally.

Services for Geraldine were held Saturday, March 3, 2007, at Salem Lutheran Church, Sturgeon Bay, Rev. John Seelman, officiating. Burial will be in Manitowoc.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in her name to DOOR CANcer INC.

www.huehnsfuneralhome.com.

Posted March 6, 2007

Topley, Mabel J.

Mabel J. Topley, 96, Green Bay resident, died Friday, March 2, 2007, at Rennes Health Care Center, De Pere.

Mabel was born Sept. 3, 1910, in the town of Bellevue to the late Arnold and Antonetta (Wellens) Geurts.

In 1929, she married Bernard Wahl who preceded her in death in 1955.

Mabel married Henry Topley in 1961 and he preceded her in death April 4, 1999.

Mabel was employed at Schain's in Green Bay and at the Boston Store in Milwaukee. Prior to entering Rennes, Mabel and her sister, Edna lived together at Mabel's home. They were inseparable and loved each other throughout their lives. Edna passed away on Feb. 26, 2006.

Mabel was a member of the Women's Club of De Pere, the Catholic Women's Club of Green Bay, the Ladies Guild of Resurrection Church and D.O.I. Women's League. She loved to travel, especially on cruises to Cancun and other Islands. She was an excellent swimmer and in her early years taught swimming at the local YMCA. She enjoyed her bridge clubs and golfing leagues. Mabel was a great cook. If you visited her, you always took home cookies, soup or breads. She truly enjoyed having friends and family for dinners. She loved all her grandchildren, nieces and nephews and they really loved her. We will all miss her.

Survivors include one step-daughter, Barbara Tanck, Warren, Vt.; three grandchildren, Todd, Tracy and Tammy; seven great-grandchildren; sisters-in-law, Lorraine Geurts, Carol Geurts and Jeanette Geurts, all of Green Bay; Jeanne Benson, South Carolina; as well as many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Besides her parents and husbands she was preceded in death by one stepson, H. Wynn Topley III; eight brothers, Edward and Clarence Francois, Norbert, Raymond, Alvin, Herman, Harold and Jackie Geurts; three sisters, Edna Lom, Alma Looze and Marie Pennisson.

Friends may call at Proko-Wall Funeral Home and Crematory, 1630 East Mason St., on Wednesday from 4 to 8 p.m. Parish prayer service at 7 p.m. at the funeral home. Visitation will continue at Resurrection Catholic Church, 333 Hilltop Drive, Allouez, on Thursday from 10 to 11 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m. at the church with Bishop Robert Morneau officiating. Online condolences may be sent to the Topley family at www.prokowall.com.

In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund has been established in Mabel's name.

The family would like to thank the staff at Rennes for the care provided to Mabel.

Posted March 6, 2007

Vander Loop, Chad E. (a.k.a. Hulk or Loops)

Chad Vander Loop, our beloved son, brother, fiance and friend, entered into eternal life on March 3, 2007, unexpectedly as the result of a snowmobile accident. He died in the arms of his brother.

He was born on March 28, 1974, son of Lee and Shirley Vander Loop. Chad attended Freedom High School graduating in 1993 and completed classes in auto body at Fox Valley Tech. Shortly after, he began his own business, Vander Loop Auto Body in Freedom. Chad used his creativity and skill to master the art of body work and painting. With help of Andy Scheibe, he successfully ran his business for almost 10 years. To Chad, everyday at work was a day of vacation. On June 17, 2006, Chad proposed to his girlfriend of five years, Samantha Flaig. They planned to be married on Oct. 4, 2008. Chad enjoyed NASCAR, snowmobiling and cars. He worked hard and played hard and lived life his own way.

Chad will be deeply missed by his parents, Lee and Shirley; his fiancee, Samantha, Shawano; his sisters, Christa (Mark) Krueger and their children, Mackenna, Connor and Alaina, Appleton; Tonya (Chris) Schmidt and their daughter, Brianna, Freedom; his brothers, Craig and fiancee, Rosie Vissers, Kaukauna; Adam and fiancee, Erin Yanke, Little Chute; his aunts and uncles, Bob (godfather) and Dort VanDenBosch, Freedom; Paul and Ruth Vosters, Appleton; Erv Vosters, Hollandtown; Lloyd and Sue Vosters, Kaukauna; Doris and Steve Schuh, Freedom; Greg and Kathy Vosters, Freedom; Connie and Rick Huss, Freedom; Tony and Paula Vosters, Kaukauna; Gerald and Brigitte Vander Loop, Kimberly; Roger and Delores Vander Loop, Appleton; Ken and Mary Vander Loop, Kaukauna; and many cousins and special friends.

Chad was preceded in death by his grandparents, Hank and Ella Vander Loop, Ed and Marie Vosters; by his aunt and godmother, Vyonne VandenBosch; and by his aunt, Laverne Vander Loop.

Funeral services will be held at 12 p.m. Wednesday, March 7, 2007, at St. Nicholas Catholic Church, Freedom with Father Dave Hoffman officiating. Interment will be held in St. Nicholas Cemetery. Friends may call at the Verkuilen Funeral Home from 4 to 9 p.m. Tuesday and at the church from 10 a.m. Wednesday until the time of the Mass.

To Chad's customers who have vehicles at the shop, please allow us a few days, then don't be afraid to call about your vehicles. Andy knows what has to be done, and will be pitching in. We can't replace Chad, but we'll do our best not to let you or Chad down.

Chad, you are the caring son, fiance and big brother who was always checking up on us and making sure our vehicles were in perfect condition. Your persistence and strong will is what made us love you so much. Chad, why did you leave us before we could say good bye? But then, we could never really say goodbye. We all love you so much.

Verkuilen Funeral Home

3/6/2007 Herald Times Reporter

Posted March 6, 2007

Wenzel 'Jim' Doleysh Jr.

Wenzel "Jim" Doleysh Jr., age 89, of 429 Kent St., Mishicot, died Friday morning, March 2, 2007, at Aurora Medical Center, Two Rivers.

Jim was born Dec. 7, 1917, in Two Rivers, son of the late Wenzel Sr. and Mary (Swoboda) Doleysh. He served in the U.S. Army during Word War II. On Aug. 28, 1941, Jim married the former Mildred Kasten in Dubuque, Iowa. He was a quality control manager at Hamilton Manufacturing Company, Two Rivers, retiring in 1972. Jim was a member of the Doleysh Brothers Orchestra along with his brothers, Butch and Chubby. He was also a member of the Rudy Plochar Orchestra, the Hamilton and Two Rivers Municipal Band, and numerous other bands and orchestras. Jim was also a member of Z.C.B.J. Lodge 142, Two Rivers.

Survivors include his wife, Mildred Doleysh, Mishicot; one son and daughter-in-law: Robert and Nancy Doleysh, Richfield; two grandchildren, Carol Doleysh, New Berlin; Cindy (Mark) Jung, Maui, Hawaii; four sisters and two brothers-in-law, Esther Wessley, Kewaunee; Julia Johnson, Two Rivers; Winifred "Patty" and Roland Schmeichel, Two Rivers; Beverly and Frank Hlinak, Melnik; two brothers and one sister-in-law, Clarence "Chubby" Doleysh, Two Rivers; Wilfred "Butch" and Eunice Doleysh, Manitowoc; two sisters-in-law, Lenore Jerabek, Mishicot; Darlene Morrison, Oshkosh. Nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends also survive. He was preceded in death by a son, Donald James Doleysh; three sisters and five brothers-in-law, Dorothy and Glenn Nimmer; Helen and John Plansky; Leona and Maynard Doerfler; Clifford Johnson; and Leo Wessley; and one sister-in-law, Cecilia Doleysh

Pastor Kim Henning officiated at a private family funeral service held at Klein & Stangel Funeral Home and Cremation Care Center, Two Rivers. Burial will be at Forest View Cemetery.

Herald Times Reporter

March 6, 2007

3/7/2007 Door County Advocate

Posted March 6, 2007

Darold Londo

Darold John Londo, 85, 5580 Fish Road, Sturgeon Bay, passed away Tuesday, March 6, 2007, at his home.

He was born Feb. 26, 1922, in Sturgeon Bay, to Edward and Esther (Grovogel) Londo. 

After graduating from Sevastopol High School in 1941, he sailed the Great Lakes. He enlisted in the Marines March 1944, as a corporal. He participated in the Asiatic Pacific, Okinawa, Ryukyer islands and Japan until 1945. In July 1946, he received an honorable discharge from the U.S. Marine Corps.

June 5, 1948, he married Sylvia Mae Ash in New Holstein.

Darold enjoyed his job at Barker Washburn Lumberyard, where he worked as a millwright and carpenter.  He also liked farming and, when he retired, he started growing vegetables and fruits.  He also used his talents as a carpenter to create many craft items in his shop.

Darold is survived by his wife, Sylvia; son, Dale (Beverly) Londo, South Carolina; two daughters, Jane (Kenneth) Larson, Sturgeon Bay, and Barbara Londo, California; his grandchildren, Scott, Gayle, Stacy, Kelly, Carrie, and Robin; one great-grandson, Cameron; two step-great-granddaughters, Erin and Sarah; his sister, Beatrice (Lawrence) Simonar; sister-in-law, Eunice Londo; brother-in-law, Bernard Simonar, all of Sturgeon Bay; and many nieces, nephews and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; three brothers, Chester, Raymond and Melvin; one sister, Marian Simonar; and two sisters-in-law, Frieda and Joyce Londo.

A Lutheran burial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 10, at St. John Evangelical Lutheran Church in Valmy, with the Revs. Randall Styx and Ronald Ash officiating. Military honors will be provided by the Door County Detachment of the Marine Corps League.  Burial will be in the church cemetery.

Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday, March 9, at Huehns Funeral Home, and at the church Saturday from 10 a.m. until the time of services. A devotion service will be held at 7:30 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

Memorials may be made in Darold J. Londo’s memory.

Sign online register and send condolences at www.huehnsfuneralhome.com.

Posted March 6, 2007

Marvin Gerondale

Marvin A. Gerondale, 81, Ashwaubenon, died Saturday, March 3, 2007, at a Green Bay hospital.

He was born Sept. 18, 1925, in Sturgeon Bay, to Eugene and Rose (Schaefer) Gerondale.

Marv overstated his age to enlist in the U.S. Marine Corps during World War II and served in the 3rd Division in the South Pacific at Guam and Iwo Jima. He was proud of his military service but also was careful not to glamorize war.

Sept. 4, 1948, he married the former Gladys Fabry in Oconto Falls; she preceded him in death Sept. 4, 2005.

Marv retired from Wisconsin Public Service after 40 years of employment.

He was a member of Nativity of Our Lord Catholic Church and Ashwaubenon Veterans of Foreign Wars #10244. He loved to bowl, golf, camp and garden. He was an avid Packers fan and had fond memories of the Ice Bowl.

Survivors include four daughters and two sons-in-law, Mary Sue Gerondale, Charlene and Dick Powers, Brenda Gerondale and Michelle and Kelly Collaer, all of Green Bay; three grandchildren, Brandon De Mille, Rachel Powers and Mitchell Powers; two sisters and three brothers-in-law, Arlene and John Rowe, Green Bay, Suzanne and Don Aerts, Green Bay, and Orvin (Viola) Fabry, Suring; two sisters-in-law, Vi Gerondale, Green Bay, and Irene (Clayton) Westcott, Green Bay; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends; and their beloved dog, Clara-Belle.

He was preceded in death by an infant son, James Bryan; a grandson, Jeremy De Mille; and two brothers, Norman and Darrell “Butch” Gerondale.

Friends may call from 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 6, at Lyndahl Funeral Home, where a parish wake service will take place at 6 p.m., followed by a service by the VFW. Visitation will continue after 10 a.m. Wednesday, March 7, at Nativity of Our Lord Catholic Church, 2270 S. Oneida St., Green Bay, where a Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Dennis Bergsbaken officiating. Entombment will take place in Allouez Chapel Mausoleum.

Online condolences may be expressed at www.lyndahl.com.

Marv’s family would like to offer special thanks to all of his neighbors, especially Mike Brenwall and Paul Hawley, who conducted CPR; and to the wonderful staff of St. Mary’s Hospital third floor for the exceptional care that they provided, especially Jeffrey and Stacy.

3/7/2007 GBPG

Posted March 7, 2007

Barrette, Elizabeth Mae (Betty)

Elizabeth Mae (Betty) Barrette, 83, Oconto Falls, died on Sunday, March 4, 2007, at the Bellin Hospital in Green Bay. Elizabeth Mae Barrette, the daughter of Joseph and Emma (Gigler) Barrette was born on May 10, 1923, in Green Bay. She graduated from St. Joseph's Academy and the Green Bay Business School. Betty started her career at St Vincent hospital in Green Bay and in 1950 she moved to Oconto Falls and started to work for Scott Paper Company retiring in 1986. She was a member of St. Anthony Catholic Church.

She is survived by one brother, Wallace (and his wife, Gloria) Barrette, Rockford, Ill.; one nephew, Tim Barrette, Rockford, Ill.; and two nieces, Holly (Jim) Pohlman, Rockford, Ill.; and Tammy (Lyle) Abbott, Louisville, Ky.; and grand-nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday, March 10, 2007, at 10 a.m. St. Anthony Catholic Church in Oconto Falls, with Fr. Patrick Beno as celebrant. Interment will take place at the Allouez Catholic Cemetery in Green Bay. Visitation will be held on Saturday one hour prior to the service at the church. Jones Funeral Service in Oconto Falls is assisting the family (920-848-2222 or visit: www.jonesfuneral.com)

Blessed be her memory.

Posted March 7, 2007

Berceau, Roman "Romy"

Roman "Romy" Berceau, Jr., 81, Green Bay, died Saturday, March 3, 2007, in Waukesha due to complications of Parkinson's disease with his wife, Rose Mary, his daughters, Teri, Jane, and Mary Beth, and son, Steve at his side.

Friends may call at MALCORE Funeral Home, University Ave. at Baird St., from 9 a.m. Saturday (NEXT Saturday, March 17, 2007) with memorial services to follow at SS. Peter & Paul Church.

Visit malcorefuneralhome. com to send online condolences.

Complete obituary will appear Sunday, March 11.

Posted March 7, 2007

La Fave, Ruth

Ruth La Fave, 88, Green Bay, began her heavenly journey home on Monday, March 5, 2007. She was born on June 15, 1918 in Duck Creek, to the late Charles and Anna (Nordloff) Fornell. Ruth worked 28 years at Alwin Manufacturing. She was a member of Interfaith Fellowship where she truly found the Lord and Peace. She always was thankful for being blessed with so many good and true friends. Ruth was very proud of her grandchildren; and one of her dreams came true, a trip to Sweden to visit her mother's family. Ruth was an avid animal lover and had a great appreciation for music.

Ruth is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Judy (Jerry) Williams; four grandchildren,Lisa Williams and Mike DeVasure, Dave (Tera) Williams, Steve (Jamie) Williams, Mark (Lynn) Williams; three great-granddaughters, Jaiden, Sidney, and Toni; sister-in-law, Matilda Fornell. She is further survived by her nieces and nephews; and her great neighbors and friends who joined her at her Porch Club.

She was preceded in death by her parents; one son, Jerry; the father of her children, Lewis Vanden Busch; brothers, Elmer and Sigurd; one sister, Anne Cavil.

Family and friends may call at the Pfotenhauer Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Howard-Suamico location, 1145 Cardinal Lane, on Thursday, March 8 from 5 until 7 p.m. Funeral Service 7 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Burial in Fort Howard Memorial Park. On-line condolences welcome at www.PfotenhauerFuneralHome.com.

The family wishes to extend a heartfelt thank you to Ann Nowicke; the residents and staff of Manor Care East for their concern and friendliness towards Ruth.

PFOTENHAUER

3/7/2007 Herald Times Reporter

Posted March 7, 2007

Manuel Z. Moreno

Manuel Z. Moreno, age 64, of 901 Green St., Manitowoc, entered into eternal life on Monday, March 5, 2007, at the Aurora Medical Center in Two Rivers.

Manuel was born June 8, 1942, in Bay City, Mich., to the late Pedro and Fernanda Zapata Moreno, and has been a resident of the area for the past 40 years. He married the former Marcelina "Mercy" Abrego on May 18, 1963, in San Antonio, Texas. Mr. Moreno was employed by the Mirro Manufacturing Co. for many years as a truck driver, and retired in 2003. He enjoyed spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren, attending their many events. He also enjoyed going to parades, and watching the Green Bay Packers.

He is survived by his wife of 44 years: Mercy; two daughters and sons-in-law: Sylvia and Roger Zipperer, of Mosinee; Naomi and Brian Bohman, of Mishicot; two sons and one daughter-in-law: Roger Moreno, of Manitowoc; Gilbert and Kristi Moreno, of Manitowoc; nine grandchildren: Eric, Carissa, Alex, Billy, Kassi, Hannah, Nicholas, Jacob Manuel and Allison. He is further survived by one brother and sister-in-law: Remaldo and Victoria Moreno; two sisters and brothers-in-law: Yolanda and Joe Vallijo; Manuella and Alex Alivar; and by his brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews, and many special friends. In addition to his parents, Manuel was also preceded in death by a brother: Richard; two sisters: Hildegard and Josephina; and by three infant grandchildren, including Brianna.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, March 9, 2007, at St. James Catholic Church in Cooperstown, with the Rev. Ron Colombo officiating, with burial to follow in the Holy Cross Catholic Church Cemetery, Mishicot.

Relatives and friends may call from 3 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, at the Lambert-Eckert Funeral Home, 344 S. State St., in Mishicot. There will be a 6:30 p.m. parish wake service Thursday evening at the funeral home, led by Deacon Cal Naidl. Visitation will continue after 10 a.m. on Friday at St. James Catholic Church in Cooperstown, until the time of service at 11 a.m.

Herald Times Reporter

March 7, 2007

3/7/2007 Post Crescent

Posted March 7, 2007

Rehmer, Bette, L.

Bette Rehmer, 81, Neenah, died Sunday, March 4, 2007, at her home. She was born October 28, 1925, in Shiocton, daughter of Joseph and Marcella (Falk) Guyette. Bette married Wayne Rehmer, August 16, 1947, in Hortonville and he also passed away on March 4th. She was employed at Pansy's Nursery for many years. She enjoyed cooking, baking, sewing, dancing, painting and crafts. Bette loved to play cards including sheephead and was very social with neighbors and friends. She and Wayne also enjoyed their "Friday night fish." She was a member of St. Margaret Mary Catholic Church, Neenah, and regularly participated in Perpetual Adoration.

Bette is survived by a sister, Ethlyn (Ken) Laux, LeSueur, Minnesota, and a half sister, JoAnn (Larry) Russell, Hilbert; many nieces and nephews as well as great- and great-great-nieces and nephews and children of the neighborhood.

She was preceded in death by her parents and a brother, Roland Guyette.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, March 10, 2007, at the Kessler Funeral Home with Rev. Michael L. Ingold officiating. Entombment will be in the Shrine of Heaven Mausoleum, Neenah. Friends may call at the funeral home from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday and from 10:00 a.m. Saturday until the time of the service. In lieu of flowers, memorials have been established for St. Margaret Mary Catholic Church and the American Heart Association.

KESSLER FUNERAL HOME

& CREMATION SERVICES

Posted March 7, 2007

Rehmer, Wayne M.

Wayne Rehmer, 80, Neenah, died Sunday, March 4, 2007, at his home. He was born February 20, 1927, in the Town of Center, son of Alvin and Amanda (Schroeder) Rehmer. Wayne married Bette Guyette, August 16, 1947, in Hortonville and she also passed away on March 4th. He was employed at Fox Tractor, Appleton, for many years prior to his retirement in 1986. He was a member of Grace Lutheran Church, Neenah. He enjoyed bowling, golfing, horseshoes, dancing, woodworking and playing cards including sheephead. He and Bette also enjoyed their "Friday night fish." He was a U. S. Navy veteran of World War II.

Wayne is survived many nieces and nephews as well as great- and great-great-nieces and nephews and children of the neighborhood.

He was preceded in death by his parents and two sisters: Marcella (Elmer) Kahler and Bernice (Chum) Sawall.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, March 10, 2007, at the Kessler Funeral Home with Rev. David Frost officiating. Entombment will be in the Shrine of Heaven Mausoleum, Neenah. Friends may call at the funeral home from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday and from 10:00 a.m. Saturday until the time of the service. In lieu of flowers, memorials have been established for Grace Lutheran Church and the American Heart Association.

KESSLER FUNERAL HOME

3/6/2007 Kewaunee County Newspapers

Tue, Mar 6, 2007

Cherveny, Sandra


Sandra Cherveny, age 51, of Algoma, formerly Kewaunee, died unexpectedly at home on Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2007.
She was born December 5, 1955, in Kewaunee to the former Ruth Paplham and the late Edwin Cherveny.

She graduated from Kewaunee High School in 1974. She worked at the Algoma Library for about five years and since has been working at East Shore Industries in Algoma. Sandra was a very caring and loving person.
Survivors include her mother, Ruth Cherveny, Algoma; three sisters and one brother-in-law, Carol Coppersmith, Neenah; Gail and William Hanmann, Casco; and Mary Parma, Kewaunee; one brother and sister-in-law, James and Lisa Cherveny, Kewaunee; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Preceded in death by two brothers-in-law,Richard Coppersmith and David Parma; and one niece.

Friends may call after 9:30 a.m. Saturday, March 3, at St. Isidore the Farmer Parish/St. Joseph site at Norman until time of services. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. at the church with Fr. Joseph Coopmans officiating. Burial will be in the parish cemetery.


Gigot, Lewellyn M.

Lewellyn M. Gigot, 73, Lincoln, passed away Saturday, March 3, 2007, at St. Vincent Hospital with his family by his side. He was born Sept. 15, 1933, in the town of Lincoln to the late John and Anna (VanDrisse) Gigot. Lewellyn farmed in the town of Lincoln until his retirement. He was an active member of St. Peter Church, Lincoln. Lewellyn enjoyed playing cards, riding in the woods on his four-wheeler with his dog and giving tractor rides to his grandchildren. Lewellyn maintained his sense of humor till the end.
Lewellyn is survived by his wife Jeannie; his children, Susan (Charles) Gigot-Klein, Fish Creek; Perry Gigot, Denmark; Joe (Tammy) Gigot, Casco; Julie (Don) Allen, New Franken; Jackie (Gregg) Bushner, De Pere; grandchildren, Tristan, Megan, Ross, Luke and Mitchell; mother-in-law, Verna Granius; brother, Alvin (Bernice) Gigot, Green Bay; sisters-in-law, Emeline Gigot, Luxemburg; Mary Jane Gigot, New Franken; Christine Chaudoir, Namur; brother -in-laws, Homer (Elaine) Granius, Thiry Daems and Roland Granius, Green Bay.
Lewellyn is preceded in death by three sisters, Mabel (Emil) Vandervest, Evelyn (Harry) Fabry, Agnes Gigot, two brothers, Elmer Gigot, John Gigot, one brother-in-law, Jack Chaudoir, one sister-in-law, Judy Granius.
Friends called at Wiesner & Massart Funeral Home, 107 Wiesner Ave., Casco from 4 to 8 p.m. Monday, March 5 & again Tuesday morning from 10 to 11 a.m. at St. Peter Catholic Church, Lincoln. Wake service was held at 7 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. Funeral service was Tuesday at 11 a.m. at St. Peter Catholic Church, Lincoln with Fr. Jerome Taddy officiating. Burial was in St. Peter Cemetery.
Lewellyn's family wishes to thank the staff at St. Vincent Hospital for their care and extreme compassion.

Myrtle Veeser


Myrtle L. Veeser (Mrs. Quentin), 88, formerly of Luxemburg, died peacefully Monday morning, February 26, 2007, at Parkview Manor Nursing Home, Green Bay.

She was born October 20, 1918, in Tonet, to the late Louis and Desira (Delongville) Hendricks.

On Sept. 14, 1938, Myrtle married Quentin Veeser at St. Martin Church, Tonet. They had many wonderful and happy years together before he preceded her in death on May 18, 1986.

Myrtle was a member of St. Mary Church, Luxemburg. She enjoyed raising her family. Along with her husband, she worked on the farm they owned and operated for many years. She also worked as a nurse’s aide for over 26 years at the Brown County Hospital. She retired at age 66 to take care of her husband, Quentin.

Her enjoyments included dancing and camping with Quentin. Myrtle was active in her church until her disability and could no longer attend. It was very important to her that she and her husband attend church, especially at the Chapel of Good Hope, Robinsonville, and her strong faith in God. That same desire has been passed along to her children. Myrtle always loved to have her great- and great-great-grandchildren visit her, especially when she was in the nursing home. They brought her many smiles.

Survivors include eight children, Rosey Pichette, Russell (Sherry) Veeser, Sharon (Denis) Stahl, all of Luxemburg; Bonnie (Edsel) Charles, Brentwood, Tenn.; Lois (Randy) Zimmerman, Algoma; Richard “Fuzzy” (fiancee, Debbi Haney) Veeser, Luxemburg; Cindy Dequaine (special friend, Tim Zey), Crivitz; Randy (Cindy) Veeser, Green Bay; 18 grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren; one sister, Mabel (Norville) Borley, Green Bay; many nieces and nephews.

Myrtle was preceded in death by one son-in-law, Thomas Pichette; five sisters and their spouses, Lorraine (Elmer) Delaruelle, Eva (Harold) Tasquin, Irene (Mike) Rank, Marie (Jule) Duquaine, Regina (Joe) Weininger; one brother and one sister-in-law, Wilfred (Beatrice) Hendricks; two brothers-in-law and three sisters-in-law, Gerald Veeser, Leo Veeser, Harriet, Donna and Gladys Veeser.

Our mother will be greatly missed by her family and friends.

Friends may call at the McMAHON FUNERAL HOME, LUXEMBURG, from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday, March 2. Parish prayer service will be held at 7 p.m. Friday, with Deacon Bob Miller. Visitation will continue between 9:45 and 10:45 a.m. Saturday at St. Mary Church, Luxemburg. Funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at the church, with Rev. Milton Suess officiating. Burial will be in St. Mary Cemetery, Luxemburg.

3/8/2007 GBPG

Posted March 8, 2007

Heagle, Coletta Agnes

Coletta Agnes Heagle, 87, Seymour, passed away Tuesday evening, March 6, 2007, at Good Shepherd Nursing Home, Seymour.

She was born July 1, 1919, in De Pere, the daughter of the late Aloysius and Esther (Van Straten — Storma) DeCleene.

She attended St. Mary's Catholic School in De Pere.

On Oct. 1, 1937, she was united in marriage to Harold Pingel in the town of Cicero. He preceded her in death one year later on Dec. 25, 1938.

On Nov. 23, 1940, she married Edward Heagle; they celebrated 55 years of marriage. Edward passed away on Dec. 3, 1995. Coletta was a member of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, Seymour, where she belonged to the St. John's Christian Women's Society. She worked at Outagamie Producers Cheese Plant in Black Creek and cooked for 14 years at Seymour High School. Coletta was also a volunteer at the Good Shepherd Nursing Home. She enjoyed gardening, flowers, bowling, traveling, dancing, playing cards, doing crafts and she especially loved spending time with her family and grandkids.

She is survived by seven sons and their families, Harold (Dolores) Pingel, Seymour; Earl (Deborah) Heagle, West Des Moines, Iowa; Bob (Patti) Heagle, Rochester, N.Y.; Dale (Christine) Heagle, Seymour; David (Arnette) Heagle and Dennis (Jacqueline) Heagle, both of Evergreen, Colo.; Jeffrey (Paige) Heagle, Lakewood, Colo.; her grandkids, Keith (Michele) Pingel, Karen (Craig) Lampe, Sherry (Jon) Bednarski, Lynn (John) Dable, Steven (Lisa) Pingel, Todd (Lisa) Heagle, Kim Sokol, Kelly (John) Chamber, Cory Heagle, Wendy (Mike) Shepard, Kayla and Austin Heagle, Erik and Adam Heagle, Ashley and Nicole Heagle, Melissa, Megan and Brianne Heagle, Ryan Heagle, Elicia Gomez-Heagle, and Lillian Gomez-Heagle; also, 24 great-grandchildren and nine step-grandchildren. She is further survived by her brother-in-law, Don Heagle and her sister-in-law, Ethel Melius; and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her granddaughter, Amanda Heagle; two sisters, Frances Green and Josephine Wadel; her brother, Earl DeCleene; mothers-in-law and fathers-in-law, Christian (Augusta) Pingel, and Earl (Gertrude) Heagle; her stepfather, George Storma; brothers-in-law, Harley "George" Heagle, Ken Heagle, Maynard Pingel, Ray Pingel, Roger Green, and Bill Wadel; and her sister-in-law, Florence Stapel.

Friends may call at the Muehl-Boettcher Funeral Home, 358 S. Main St., Seymour, on Friday, March 9, 2007, from 3:30 p.m. to 8 p.m., with a prayer service at 7:30 p.m. Visitation will continue on Saturday, March 10, 2007, at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church from 9:30 a.m. until the Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m., with Father Robert Kabat officiating. The burial will be in the parish cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, a memorial has been established to the Good Shepherd Nursing Home, Seymour.

Online condolences may be expressed at www.boettcherfuneralhomes.com/.

The family wishes to express special thanks to the Good Shepherd Nursing Home for the wonderful care and love given to our Mother and Grandmother.

3/8/2007 Post Crescent

Posted March 8, 2007

Halle, Eve M.

Eve M. Halle, of Shiocton, age 79, passed away at her residence on Tuesday, March 6, 2007. Eve was born on December 6, 1927, in Stephenson, Michigan, daughter of the late William and Emma (Moritz) Tebo. On April 10, 1946, Eve married Wesley G. Halle in Fond du Lac. He preceded her in death in 1992.

She is survived by two daughters: Sally (Darrell) Krause, Little Chute; Judie (Robert) Bedor, Cameron; two sons: David R. (Judy) Halle, Leopolis; Bill (Linda) Halle, New Richmond; grandchildren: Kristopher Krause (fiancee Stephanie Lyon), Janel (Steve) Scott, Josh (Joyce) Bedor, Charlotte (John) Dey, Brooke (Dwayne) Schmidt, Robin (Aaron) Sibilsky, Marc (Deana) Halle, Jason (Beth) Halle, Aaron (Jenn) Halle, Sara Halle, and a stepgranddaughter Kristina Bardole; great-grandchildren: Kassi Krause, Adriena, Ryan and Jeremy Schmidt, Jack Halle, and a stepgreat-grandchild Cody Nerby; two brothers: William Tebo Jr. and Clifford Tebo, and a sister, Nancy Zelenka; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law: Harriet Tebo, Norma Bacon, Pat Krueger, Donald (Sally) Halle, and Leroy (Teri) Halle. She is further survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Besides her parents and husband, Eve is preceded in death by three brothers: Robert, James, and Eugene Tebo.

Funeral services for Eve will be held on Saturday, March 10, 2007, at 2 p.m., at Borchardt & Moder Funeral Home in Shiocton, with Sister Ruth Berra of Heartland Hospice Chaplain officiating. Interment will be in the Bovina Cemetery in Bovina Township. Friends may call at the funeral home on Saturday from Noon until the time of service.

A special thank you to Heartland Hospice and her caregivers for their care and concern of Eve.

Borchardt & Moder

3/9/2007 GBPG

Posted March 9, 2007

Aerts, Earl E. "Shorty"

Earl E. "Shorty" Aerts, 85, Allouez, passed away Wednesday, March 7, 2007, at a local hospital. He was born Sept. 28, 1921, in De Pere, son of the late Louis and Nancy (Pries) Aerts. Earl served in the United States Coast Guard from 1943 to 1946, stationed on the USS Mosely, a Destroyer Escort. While in the Coast Guard Earl earned Area Campaign Medals as well as Operation Engagement Stars for his service to his country. He married Jean Ann Jansen on Oct. 8, 1946, in De Pere. He was employed as a Boiler Technician at Nicolet Paper Company for 40 years, retiring in 1986. Earl enjoyed bowling, gardening, small game hunting, and had built the three homes his family lived in. He was a member of St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church in De Pere.

Survivors include his wife, Jean Ann, Allouez; four children, Barbara (Jon) Lutgen, Greenleaf; Gary Aerts, Allouez; Margaret Smits, Howard; and Mary Brick, Bellevue; grandchildren, Melissa Aerts and her son, Dakota, Milwaukee; and Natalie Smits, Howard; brother and sisters, Nancy (Jim) Seiler, Eva (Jim) Schumerth, Grace (Norb) Desotel, and Reuben (Edith) Aerts; sisters-in-law Shirley Aerts, Jeannie Aerts, Chesterine Aerts, Catherine Jansen; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

Earl was preceded in death by his parents; son, Michael; four brothers, Victor, Adrian, Marvin and Kenneth; a sister, Maxine; two sister-in-laws, Fern Aerts and Rita Laguna and a brother in law Richard Jansen.

Family and friends may call 3 to 7 p.m. (TODAY) Friday at Cotter Funeral Home, 860 N. Webster Ave., De Pere. Funeral service will be held 7 p.m. (TODAY) Friday at the funeral home with Deacon Kurt Grube and Rev. Ted Tromble officiating. Military honors will be conducted immediately following the funeral service. Interment will be in Mt. Olivet Cemetery, De Pere. Online condolences may be expressed at www.cotterfuneralhome.com.

Earl's family wishes to extend a special thanks to the 9th floor staff at St. Vincent Hospital and Care Givers Darlene, Nicole, and Lisa (Earl's niece) for their care and support.

Posted March 9, 2007

DeGroot, Joan J.

Joan J. DeGroot, 61, De Pere, was welcomed into heaven with open arms on March 2, 2007, as the result of a motor vehicle accident involving their RV. She was born Sept. 12, 1945, to Joyce (Amundson) and the late Joseph Nockerts. She was a 1965 graduate of Green Bay West High School. On June 10, 1983, she married her soul mate, Lawrence DeGroot. Joan and Larry enjoyed everything together. They were one not two. First and foremost, Joan enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren. Grandma and Grandpas garden was a place the kids learned to grow their own pumpkins for carving and strawberries for jam and pies. Grandma was there to cheer on every soccer game, softball game, swim practice and chorus concerts. When needed, she was also there to kiss sore knees and help take down fevers. Grandma made the best blankets, hats, scarfs and mittens with a hug in each of them. For the past six years at Christmas, she spent Saturday mornings ringing the bells for the red kettles of the Salvation Army. Joan had a love for the outdoors. She enjoyed camping, fishing and traveling in their motorhome. Joan and Larry spent a great deal of time gardening and spending time in the yard. She valued her many friendships and playing card games, Friday fish frys and "going out for a sandwich" with friends were always favorite things to do. Joan was always the first to offer assistance and the last to leave the event after she had everything cleaned up and taken care of. She always made enough for everyone to enjoy the "left overs." Joan enjoyed making afghans, embroidering quilts and "Swedish weaving" blanks and was proud to teach a class on Swedish weaving this winter while in Myrtle Beach. She always enjoyed finding a good deal at a yard sale. Joan never wanted to just sit idle and always had a project in the works. She was an avid Packer fan and loved her Favre-y.

Joan is survived by her ever-loving and devoted husband, Lawrence; her daughters and sons-in-law, Tammy and Thomas Stoffel, De Pere; and Kerry and Donald Spencer, Green Bay; her stepdaughter, Jennifer DeGroot, Arizona; her "heart and soul," her grandchildren, Allison and Madison Stoffel, De Pere; and Keanna, Maurice and Malik Spencer, Green Bay; her mother, Joyce Nockerts; sister, Sharon Jarvis; brother, Bob (Sue) Nockerts; mother-in-law, Louisa DeGroot; brothers and sisters-in-law, Mary (Gerald) Letter, Norb (Sandy) DeGroot, Margaret (Dick) Forsythe, Florence (Bob) Bartman, Loretta (Paul) Paiser, Agnes (Gary) Schussman, Mike (Karen) DeGroot, Sue (Frank) Walenta, Richard DeGroot, Ellie (Mike) Lucas, and Rosemary (Rick) Brunner; nieces, nephews, godchildren, relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her father, Joseph; her sister, Regina; her father-in-law, Bernard; and brother-in-law, Jim.

Things that were held dear to her were sunny days, wide open spaces, the fresh north air, the beautiful blue ocean, a blooming garden, a fish on a line, children's laughter and time with dear friends and family.

I feel truly blessed and honored for the wonderful gift God gave me for 35 years, my mom, my best friend. I will never forget your softness, your kind words, your giving heart and your leading ways. God does only take the best! Love you forever - Tammy

Visitation will be held after 10:30 a.m. Saturday, March 10, at Clement J. Zablocki Veterans Medical Center, Milwaukee, where a funeral service will take place at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Ed Lisowski officiating. On Monday, March 12, friends may call at Lyndahl Funeral Home from 4 to 8 p.m. Visitation will continue after 10 a.m. Tuesday at Nativity of Our Lord Catholic Church where the Mass of Christian Burial will take place at 11 a.m. with the Rev. John Becker officiating. Online condolences may be expressed at www.lyndahl.com.

Lyndahl Funeral Home

Posted March 9, 2007

Maus, Marie J.

Marie J. Maus, 75, formerly of 871 S. Main Street, died Wednesday, March 7, 2007, at the Fond du Lac Lutheran Home where she had been a resident for the past year. She was born May 2, 1931, in Green Bay, the daughter of Floyd and Ruth Johnson Thelen. On March 25, 1960, she married Dewane R. Maus in Dubuque, Iowa. Mrs. Maus was formerly employed by Wells Manufacturing for 30 years. She enjoyed bowling, bingo, camping, and was a big Elvis fan.

Surviving are four sons, Kenneth (Nancy) Wilson, Jr., Fond du Lac; Larry Wilson, Fond du Lac; Jeff (Special friend, Janice) Wilson, Chilton; and Dennis (special friend, Laurie) Maus, Fond du Lac; two daughters, Debbie (Steve) Wiertz, Roselle, Ill.; and Denise Maus, Fond du Lac; 11 grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren. She is further survived by two sisters, Barb (Jack) Byrnes and Suzanne Bingham, both of Green Bay; three brothers, Ken (Sandy) Thelen, Hertford, N.C.; Jim (Hildi) Thelen, Mountain Home, Ark.; and Tom (Sharon) Thelen, Green Bay; and her stepmother, Monica, Green Bay.

Her parents, first husband, Kenneth Wilson, Sr., second husband, Dewane Maus, and a brother, Floyd Thelen, preceded her in death.

Per Mrs. Maus' wishes, there will be no visitation or services. Cremation will take place. Uecker-Witt Funeral Home is serving the family. Additional information and guest book may be found at www.ueckerwitt.com.

The family requests that memorials be directed to Denise Maus, 394 Taft Street, Fond du Lac, 54935.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to the Fond du Lac Lutheran Home and it's staff for the compassionate care that they gave Marie.

Posted March 9, 2007

Moffatt, John "Jack" R.

John "Jack" R. Moffatt, 78, Madison, died March 6, 2007, at home. He was born in Green Bay, Wis., Aug. 22, 1928, the second son of John D. and Berniece (Brady) Moffatt. He attended Green Bay public schools, graduated from St. John's Military Academy, Delefield, Wis., in 1946, and received his B.S. Degree from the University of Wisconsin, Madison, in 1950. Jack served in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean conflict, and remained in the Active Air Force Reserve until 1972, retiring with the rank of Major. He received his law degree from the University of Wisconsin in 1963, and joined the General Casualty Insurance Co. Home Office Claims legal staff in 1967. He was with General Casualty for 27 years, retiring in 1994. A member of Sigma Nu fraternity, Jack valued the lifelong friendships he made with his brothers. He loved camping and traveling, the Green Bay Packers and anything to do with airplanes.

Jack is survived by his wife of 51 years, Lois (Gehrke) Moffatt; two sons, Michael and Daniel (Joan) Moffatt; and a daughter, Robin Moffatt. Also four loved and cherished grandchildren: Kayla, Jessica, and Jeremy Moffatt, and Jonathan Walker. He is further survived by his brother, Thomas (Rosalie) Moffatt; two nieces, Ashley (John) Uys and Courtney (Fred) Brightbill; and a nephew, Thomas E. Moffatt.

A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. on Friday, March 9, 2007, at CRESS FUNERAL HOME, 3610 Speedway Road, Madison, with a visitation one hour prior to the service. A time of remembering will follow the service.

Memorials would be appreciated to the Door County Habitat for Humanity, 57 North Twelfth Avenue, Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235, or the charity of your choice.

3/9/2007 Herald Times Reporter

Posted March 9, 2007

Ruth Mae Brice

Ruth Mae Brice, age 79, of Brady, Texas. passed away on Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2007, in Midwest City, Okla.

She was born on May 27, 1927, in Manitowoc, daughter of Walter Erdmann Sr. and Edna (Penzien) Erdmann. She married Louis Martin Brice on April 3, 1948, in Manitowoc. Ruth resided in Brady, Texas, since April of 2005, moving to Brady from San Angelo. Early in her married life she was a stenographer. When her children were at home, she was a homemaker and housewife. After the kids were grown, she was a sales associate at the Goodfellow Base Exchange for 14 years. She was a member of St. John's in Manitowoc. Music was one of her favorite hobbies. She enjoyed playing the piano and violin. She also enjoyed golf, bowling, ice skating, snow skiing, reading, crossword puzzles, bunko, visiting with her friends, traveling and visiting new places. She was a regular volunteer for charitable organizations and a school volunteer. She was a big fan of the Dallas Cowboys and the Green Bay Packers.

She is survived by her daughters: Susan Rozelle, of Brady, Texas, and Christina Jones and husband: Shannon, of Midwest City, Okla.; sister: Alice Miller and husband: Wally, of Manitowoc; grandchildren: Logan Rozelle and Lauren Rozelle, of Brady, Texas; brothers-in-law: Harold Brice, of Two Rivers, Milton Brice and wife: Lois, of Manitowoc; and Edward Brice Jr. and wife: Dorothea, of Manitowoc; sisters-in-law: Lillian LeClair and husband: Gordy, of Little Suamico; and Joan Heinzen and husband: Robert, of Manitowoc; numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins, including a special niece: Anne Erdmann, of Champaign, Ill.; and special friends: Jack Caldwell, of Austin, Texas; Sheila Singer, of Galveston, Texas; and Joyce Pouncey, of Burnett, Texas. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; son: Mark; brother: Walter Erdmann Jr. and his wife: Helen; son-in-law: Clyde W. Rozelle; brother-in-law: Harley Brice, and sisters-in-law: Sally Brice and Leonis Brice.

A memorial service will be- gin at 3 p.m. on Sunday, March 11, 2007, at First United Methodist Church, Brady, Texas, with the Rev. Sheldon Johnson officiating. Graveside services will be held at 10 a.m. on Monday, March 12, 2007, at Lawnhaven Cemetery, San Angelo, Texas, with the Rev. Sheldon Johnson officiating.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, American Heart Association, St. Jude's Childrens Hospital, or the F.M. Richards Memorial Library in Brady.

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

Herald Times Reporter

March 9, 2007

3/9/2007 Post Crescent

Posted March 9, 2007

Sanders, Janet K.

Janet K. Sanders, age 66, of Waupaca, WI, formerly of Bear Creek, WI, passed away Wednesday, March 7, 2007, in Waupaca. She was born in Rhinelander, WI, on October 11, 1940, the daughter of Walter and Mary (DeRoche) Olecik. She married Larry Sanders on August 20, 1973, in Jackson, MI.

Janet is survived by husband, Larry Sanders, Waupaca; daughters: Sherry (Jerry) Stewart, Scandinavia, WI; Tarina (Edward) Swanson, Waupaca; grandchildren: Saprina, Jerika, Augustina, Cierra, Victoria, Olivia, and Noah; sisters: Barbara (Richard) Danielson, Appleton; Suzanne Miller, Scandinavia; Diana Schneider, Renton, WA; Janie Cheadle, Seattle, WA; brothers: Walter (Jeanine) Olecik, White Bear Lake, MN; Michael (Cindy) Paddock, Port Angeles, WA. She is further survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.

Janet was preceded in death by her parents; sister, Annette; daughter, Annette Burch; and a grandson, Antonio Mendoza.

A Funeral Service will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, March 10, 2007, at the Holly Funeral Home in Waupaca, with Father James Vennix officiating. Interment of Cremains will be at a later date in Lakeside Memorial Park in Waupaca. A visitation will be held on Friday from 6-8 p.m. at the funeral home and on Saturday from 1 p.m. until the time of the service.

A.J. Holly & Sons LTD

Waupaca, WI 54981

3/10/2007 GBPG

Posted March 10, 2007

Charles, Ronald J.

Ronald J. Charles, 68, Green Bay, died Thursday March 8, 2007.

Friends may call at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church, 2771 Oakwood Drive, from 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday. There will be a parish wake service at 7 p.m. Sunday. Friends may also call at the church from 1:30 to 3 p.m. Monday. The Mass of Christian Burial will be at 3 p.m. Monday at the church with Msgr. James Dillenburg officiating.

The complete obituary will appear in Sunday's Press-Gazette. Blaney Funeral Home is assisting the family.

Posted March 10, 2007

DeGroot, Joan J.

Joan J. DeGroot, 61, De Pere, was welcomed into heaven with open arms on March 2, 2007, as the result of a motor vehicle accident involving their RV.

Visitation will be held after 10:30 a.m. Saturday, March 10, at Clement J. Zablocki Veterans Medical Center, Milwaukee, where a funeral service will take place at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Ed Lisowski officiating. On Monday, March 12, friends may call at Lyndahl Funeral Home from 4 to 8 p.m. Visitation will continue after 10 a.m. Tuesday at Nativity of Our Lord Catholic Church where the Mass of Christian Burial will take place at 11 a.m. with the Rev. John Becker officiating. Online condolences may be expressed at www.lyndahl.com.

Posted March 10, 2007

Holznecht, Richard

Richard Holznecht, 85, 1100 Shannon Ct., Janesville died on Thursday, March 8, 2007, at the Huntington Memory Care Clinic III.

He was born in Green Bay, Wis., on May 4, 1921, the son of Charles and Mildred (Robinson) Holznecht. He graduated from Green Bay East High School in 1938, where he played baseball, basketball and was captain of his tennis team. He was a captain in the U.S. Army Air Force during World War II and trained as an Army fighter pilot where he flew fast, single-engine planes like the P-40, P-51 and P-47. Later in the war, he flew twin-engine transport planes like the C-47 and C-46 in China, Burma and India. He flew the "Hump" the Himalayan Mountains, and for that, he received the Distinguished Flying Cross Award in 1945.

Richard married Florence DuChateau on June 7, 1947, in Green Bay, Wis., and moved to Janesville in 1948. He had been employed by the Parker Pen Corp. from 1949 to 1983, graduated from Harvard Business School in 1959, and retired as corporate vice president of public relations. He was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church, the Janesville Country Club and the Hump Pilots Association.

Richard is survived by his wife, Florence; six children, Charles (Cheryl) Holznecht, Janesville; Richard (Stephanie) Holznecht, Janesville; Kristine (Gary) Schieve, Janesville; Paul (Donna) Holznecht, Des Moines, Iowa; Kathleen (John) Kislia, Janesville; and David (Terri) Holznecht, Oregon, Wis.; 15 grandchildren, Charles, Christopher, Catherine and Caroline Holznecht, Elizabeth, Adam and Evan Holznecht, Matthew (Jennifer) Schieve, Caroline Schieve, Laura Holznecht, Alexander, Kristina and Sarah Kislia, and Alexandra and Erik Holznecht; one great-grandchild, Ava Pel; and two sisters, Joan Thielman, Appleton; and Joyce Schneider, Green Bay, Wis.

He was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Lois Austin; and two brothers, Charles and Glen.

A memorial Mass will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, March 13, 2007, at ST. MARY'S CATHOLIC CHURCH, Janesville, with the Rev. Stephen J. Umhoefer officiating. A visitation will be held on Tuesday from 10 to 11 a.m. at the church. Interment will be in Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Janesville.

In lieu of other forms of sympathy, memorials may be made to St. Mary's Endowment Fund or HospiceCare Inc.

SCHNEIDER APFEL SCHNEIDER & SCHNEIDER FUNERAL HOME is assisting the family.

Posted March 10, 2007

Phillips, Ronald R.

Ronald R. Phillips, 72, Athelstane, formerly of Green Bay, died Thursday, March 8, 2007, at his home surrounded by his children.

He was born April 28, 1934, in Green Bay, to Raymond and Ceil (Coppens) Phillips. Ron served in the U.S. Marine Corps and fought in the Korean War. After the war he returned home to Green Bay and worked for Procter & Gamble. Following his retirement he moved to Athelstane where he lived out some of the happiest years of his life. Ron was a NASCAR fan, enjoyed being outdoors and spending time with his grandchildren.

He is survived by a son, Scott Phillips, Cecil; a daughter and son-in-law, Terrie and Darrell Romanek, Cecil; three grandchildren, Aaron, Amanda, Emily; his special friend and companion, Pat Rasmussen; his brothers and sister-in-law, Dave "Sonny" and Betty Coppens, Lee Webster; a sister-in-law, Pat Phillips; many nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Lloyd and Fran; a sister, Kate; and his stepfather, Louis Webster.

Friends may call at Blaney Funeral Home, 1521 Shawano Ave., from 4 to 7 p.m. Sunday. The Funeral Service will be held at 7 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home with the Rev. Bruce Blocker officiating. Entombment will be in Fort Howard Memorial Park Mausoleum. To send online condolences, please go to www.BlaneyFuneralHome.com.

Posted March 10, 2007

Wochos, Catherine Marie Baxter

Catherine Marie Baxter Wochos, 2nd Lt. USAF, 25, Bethesda, Md., died on Wednesday, March 7, 2007. She was a medical student at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Services, Bethesda, Md.

Wife of Gregory C. Wochos (married Sept. 30, 2005); daughter of Joan and John Baxter, Fairfax, Va.; sister of John and Michael Baxter, both of the Naval Academy in Annapolis, Md.; and Thomas and Annmarie Baxter, both of Fairfax, Va.

Friends may call at the MURPHY FALLS CHURCH FUNERAL HOME, 1102 W. Broad St., (Rte. 7), where the family will be present 4 to 8 p.m. and where a rosary will be recited at 4 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday, March 10, at 12 noon at St. Ambrose Catholic Church, 3829 Woodburn Rd., Annandale, Va. Interment will be held at Arlington National Cemetery at a later date.

3/11/2007 GBPG

Posted March 11, 2007

Baeten, Ralph Leonard

Ralph Leonard Baeten, 76, De Pere, passed away early Saturday, March 10, 2007, at home, surrounded by his loving family. The son of George and Sophie (Jacobs) Baeten was born Nov. 16, 1930, in De Pere. Ralph married Dolores (Zelten) Baeten 52 years ago at St. Mary Catholic Church. Ralph served as a Marine from 1951 to 1953 in the Korean War. He worked as a teacher for the Correctional Institution for 22 years. He loved softball and played for many years. Ralph coached football for St. Boniface, umpired many softball games for the city of De Pere, and was a volunteer fireman for the city of De Pere. Ralph was a member and past commander of VFW 2113.

Ralph is survived by his wife Dolores, De Pere; 12 children, Dan (Linda) Baeten, De Pere; Randy (Julie) Baeten, De Pere; Tom (Julie) Baeten, Green Bay; Barb (Paul) Deacon, Burlington; John (Sherrie) Baeten, Georgia; Dale (Diane) Baeten, Denmark; Mary Jo (John) Danen, Green Bay; Karyn (Jeff) Critser, Green Bay; Craig Baeten, De Pere; Todd (Leslie) Baeten, Green Bay; Betsy (Ken) Albers, De Pere; and Bryan Baeten, Green Bay; and 26 grandchildren. He is further survived by brothers and sisters-in-law, Edwin (Winnie) Baeten, Florida; Dick (Elaine) Baeten, Green Bay; Bertha Kazerimack, and Laverne Baeten.

Ralph was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Don, Jerry, and Jim Baeten; and sister-in-law, Betty.

Visitation for Ralph will be held on Tuesday, March 13, 2007, at Our Lady of Lourdes Parish Family, corner of Suburban Drive and Lourdes Ave., De Pere, from 4 to 8 p.m. Visitation will continue on Wednesday, March 14, 2007, at church from 9 a.m. until time of Mass. Mass of Christian Burial for Ralph will be Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. with Fr. Tim Shillcox, O. Praem and Fr. Gilbert Jacobs, O. Praem concelebrating. VFW service to follow Mass. Burial in Mt. Olivet Cemetery, De Pere. RYAN FUNERAL HOME of De Pere in charge of arrangements.

Posted March 11, 2007

Berceau, Jr., Roman P.

Roman "Romy" Berceau, Jr., 81, Green Bay, died Saturday, March 3, 2007, in Waukesha, due to complications of Parkinson's disease with his wife, Rose Mary, his daughters, Teri, Jane, and Mary Beth, and son, Steve at his side. Born in Green Bay, on July 24, 1925, he is the son of the late Roman and Elizabeth (Pinchard) Berceau Sr. He grew up in Green Bay, attending Central Catholic High School and after World War II, St. Norbert College. After High School Romy enlisted in the United States Marine Corps and fought for his country in the 1st Marine Division, participating in the battles in the Pacific, particularly at Peleliu and Okinawa. Roman received a special citation from the Commandant of the U.S. Marine Corps for his heroism in Peleliu on Memorial Day 2004 at a ceremony in Green Bay. He received Purple Hearts for wounds suffered in Okinawa. He was a Marine to the end and deeply proud and honored to have been a Marine. Romy worked loyally for The Green Bay Food Co. until retirement in 1989, where he worked as Traffic Manager, Distribution Manager once GBF was acquired by Dean Foods Inc., and in Key Account Sales at the time of his retirement. Known as "The Bear" on the plaque above his office door, Romy was a resource for the Green Bay business community in the distribution business, serving for a time as President of the Green Bay Traffic Club. It was at Green Bay Food where he met his love, Rose Mary, and proceeded to build his life with her. Romy and Rose Mary raised their family in Green Bay, and also in Charlotte, Mich., during the years 1960 to 1965. Romy loved bowling and was an accomplished bowler throughout his life. He also enjoyed golf, his beloved Packers, and most of all, time with his family. He was known by his family as a completely devoted husband, father, and grandfather. He believed in compassion for those around him, duty, responsibility, honor and decency. He practiced and lived these ideals and at all times cared for others before himself. He was a strong-willed man who defied the odds in World War II, and late in life through skin cancer, heart surgery, and Parkinson's disease. Romy blessed all of us with his presence and values for his entire life and leaves a legacy of people who are better for having known him, his example, his caring, and his love. Romy showed his children how to live their lives and his children carry his principles on with his grandchildren and in their daily lives. He will be missed by all who knew him.

He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Rose Mary; daughters, Terese (Stuart Levitan) Berceau, Mary Beth (Larry) Heuvelmans, and Jane (Patrick) Farrell; sons, Steven (Marilyn), Brian (Denise) and Stan (Fran) Berceau; 15 grandchildren; two sisters Barbara Gigot and Judy (Mick) Oettinger; one brother Robert (Judy) Berceau; nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by parents; brother, Paul Berceau.

Friends may call at MALCORE Funeral Home, University Ave. at Baird St., from 9 a.m. Saturday, March 17, 2007, until the time of the memorial services. Memorial services Saturday 11 a.m. at Ss. Peter & Paul Church with Monsignor Roy Klister officiating.

The family thanks the staff of Linden Grove Nursing Home in Waukesha for the expert care and loving attention given to Romy while there. You made a difference in his life as well as ours.

Donations may be made in his memory to The Parkinson's Research Institute, 945 N. 12th St., Suite 4602, Milwaukee WI., 53233, Attn: Darcy. Memorial donations to PRI may also be made at the services.

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

Posted March 11, 2007

Charles, Ronald "Ron"

Ronald "Ron" Charles, 68, Green Bay, passed away at a local nursing facility on Thursday, March 8, 2007. He was born to loving parents, Sebastian and Catherine (Dernbach) Charles on Sept. 28, 1938, in Green Bay. He attended Ss. Peter and Paul Grade School, Central Catholic High School and graduated from Green Bay East High School.

Ron grew up in Green Bay but was fortunate to enjoy many summers at his father's homestead on the bay near Dyckesville. Fond memories of his times at the cottage remained with him forever, along with the Belgian and German traditions his family shared together.

Following high school, he served in the U.S. Army Reserves and the National Guard. He married the love of his life, Barbara Ann Matonich, on Oct. 3, 1964, at St. Sebastian Church in Bessmer, Mich. Their marriage was blessed with two wonderful sons, Jason and Nathan.

Ron was employed in the grocery business for 40-plus years beginning as a stock person and working up to management and ownership with the Sure Way Stores, Inc. He strived for customer service and strong employee relations while working at the Sure Way Stores on Main St., West Mason, Military Ave., Walnut St., and lastly Velp Ave., later known as Jubilee Foods, from which he retired in 2001.

Ron was a devoted husband and a dedicated father and a terrific role model for his children. He made his family his sole priority in life, always focusing on the well-being of his wife and children with his thoughtfulness and compassion, his patience and generosity and his unconditional love.

Ron was a member of the Wisconsin Grocer's Association, St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish, where he served as a Eucharistic Minister, Boy Scout Troop 1095, MacArthur School, where he was an assistant Scout Master and served as troop Committee Chairman and was a member of the Order of the Arrow.

He enjoyed woodworking and created many original accents for this home. With skills he learned from his father and grandfather, he was "Mr. Fix-it" to his boys who believed he could repair anything. He had a love for the outdoors and enjoyed fishing and hunting, especially the annual deer hunting trips to northern Wisconsin with his buddies. It wasn't the success of the hunting season for Ron, as much as just being together with the guys that brought him pleasure. He was particularly fond of sharing a good cup of coffee and a joke or two with his friends and staff of the Bay Family Restaurant. He worked relentlessly at landscaping and manicuring an attractive yard. Ron was an avid Packers fan and a proud season ticket holder who held a lifetime membership pass to the Packers Hall of Fame. He enjoyed all sporting events, especially those in which his sons participated. Ron enjoyed golfing and taught his family the joy of downhill skiing. He looked forward to summer vacations at Scaley's North in Boulder Junction, Wis., but it was the trips to Bessemer in Upper Michigan that he relished most of all. He always enjoyed family gatherings there, the highlight being his mother-in-law's wonderful Italian cooking.

Those of us who were fortunate to have know and loved Ron, know that God has taken one of his "best" to be with him to share everlasting life.

Ron is survived by his devoted wife of 42 years, Barbara; two sons, Jason (Rebecca) Charles, Green Bay; and Nathan Charles, Minneapolis, Minn.; a sister, Eunice McTyre, Chatsworth, Calif.; a brother, Richard (Alta) Charles, Luxemburg; mother-in-law, Rose Matonich, Bessemer, Mich.; brothers-in-law, Jack Lawrence, Whispering Pines, N.C.; Lloyd Larscheid, Green Bay; Ronald (JoAnn) Matonich, Vulcan, Mich.; Michael Matonich, Wittenberg; nephews, Scott and Robert McTyre, David Charles, Brady, Zachary and Cody Langdon, and Clint and Todd Matonich; nieces, Nicole Nelson, Danielle and Jessica Matonich, and Laurie Charles and several cousins including a very special cousin, Celia O'Connell, who grew up with Ron and his siblings.

He was preceded in death by his parents; two sisters, Carol Larscheid and Mary Ann Lawrence; his father-in-law, Michael Matonich, three nephews, Craig McTyre, Jeff Charles and Christopher Larscheid; three nieces, Mary Kay and Lisa Larscheid, Amber Matonich; aunts and uncles; two brothers-in-law, Robert McTyre and Gerald Matonich, who died as an infant.

Friends may call at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton parish, 2771 Oakwood Drive from 4 to 8 p.m. TODAY. A Parish Wake Service will be held at 7 p.m. this evening. Friends may also call at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church from 1:30 to 3 p.m. Monday. The Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 3 p.m. Monday at the church with Msgr. James Dillenburg officiating. Burial will be in Allouez Catholic Cemetery. To send online condolences please go to blaneyfuneralhome.com

Ron's family wishes to thank all of the family and friends for their cares, visits, calls and support, especially Celia O'Connell and Robert Gonnering for their countless visits; Parkview Manor and all of the staff who cared for Ron and became Barbara's adopted family; Dr. Paul Rosenthal, Dr. Dale Davis and Dr. John Warren for their care. Ron was the joy of my heart, the man of my dream, the center of my world, and the love of my life

Posted March 11, 2007

Heim, Martha (Ver Haagh)

Martha (Ver Haagh) Heim, 93, longtime resident of Duck Creek and the last surviving member of the Ver Haagh family, died Friday, March 9, 2007, at a local hospital. She was born July 22, 1913, in Preble to John and Mary (Shadrie) Ver Haagh. On May 31, 1933, she married Andrew Heim. He preceded her in death on Oct. 25, 1980.

She was the role model for her family and will be sadly missed by her children and their spouses, Carol Zellner, Lakewood; Larry and Donna Heim, Green Bay; Tom and Lorraine Heim, Townsend; Mary Ann and Keith Zellner, Sobieski; Diane and Richard Lardinois, Green Bay; a daughter-in-law, Kathy Heim, De Pere; a sister-in-law, Katherine Ver Haagh, Green Bay; 16 grandchildren and 30 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Andrew; a son, Milton "Mick" Heim; a grandson, David Lardinois; a son-in-law, Clifford Zellner; an infant; her brothers and sisters and their spouses, Henry and Frances Ver Haagh, Denia and Tony Vanden Langenberg, Wilhelmina and August Vercauteren, Nell and Lambert Vanden Langenberg, George and Angeline Ver Haagh, Sister Mary Lucilla Ver Haagh, Boniface and Elizabeth Ver Haagh, Leo and Genevieve Ver Haagh, William and Henrietta Ver Haagh, Mary and Roland Dury, Lenore and Norbert Schlag, Francis Ver Haagh, Sister Stella Margaret Ver Haagh; and many brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law.

Friends may call at Blaney Funeral Home, 1521 Shawano Ave., from 4 to 8 p.m. Monday. The Rosary will be recited at 6:30 p.m. Monday. Friends may also call at Annunciation Catholic Church, 401 Gray St., from 10 to 11 a.m. Tuesday. The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the church with the Rev. Don Everts officiating. Entombment will be in Allouez Mausoleum. To send online condolences, please go to www.BlaneyFuneralHome.com.

The family extends a special thank you to the staffs of St. Mary's Hospital, 3rd floor and Unity Hospice for their wonderful care. "When I was born everyone around me was smiling and I was the only one crying. When I was dying, everyone around me was crying and I was the only one smiling."

3/12/2007 Herald Times Reporter

Posted March 11, 2007

Judith M. Gerdmann

Judith M. Gerdmann, age 66, formerly of Two Rivers, residing at the Manitowoc Health Care Center, died peacefully Friday morning, March 9, 2007, after an over a 40 year battle with multiple sclerosis.

Judy was born Sept. 14, 1940, in Milwaukee, daughter of the late David and Laura (Scholl) McMurtrie. She attended school in the Milwaukee area. On Feb. 6, 1960, Judy married James Gerdmann at St. Agnes by the Lake Church in Algoma. He preceded her in death on Dec. 15, 2005. Judy enjoyed playing bingo, board games, playing cards, especially sheepshead, and visits with her children, grandchildren and her great- grandson.

Survivors include four daughters and two sons-in-law: Lynn and Keith Cudahy, Mishicot; Teresa and David Schultz, Whitelaw; Patricia Schmidt, Manitowoc; Sandra Gerdmann, Black Creek, and her fiance: Randy Klein; five grandchildren: Joshua Taddy and his special friend: Kayla Musil; Michael Taddy, Amanda Radl and her special friend: Chris Reno; Allen Schultz, Tyler Sadowski; two step- grandchildren: Kyle Cudahy, Krista Cudahy and her special friend: Josh Weston; great- grandson: Luke Taddy; three sisters: Marilyn Ferry, Manitowoc; Carol and Frank Prevort, Friendship; Vivian and Bernard Maine, Gilman; three brothers-in-law: Arnold Pillsbury, Waukesha; Harold and Cathy Gerdmann, Jacksonport; Elton and Susan Gerdmann, Kaukauna; two sisters-in-law: Grace LeBotte, Algoma; Arlene and Edward Fager, Sturgeon Bay. Judy is also survived by many loving and caring nieces, nephews, other relatives, and the staff and residents at the Manitowoc Health Care Center. Judy was preceded in death by her parents; four sisters: Geraldine and Virginia McMurtrie; Arlene Pillsbury and Joan Gorsege; one brother: Donald McMurtrie; brothers-in-law: Clifford Ferry; David Gorsege; William LeBotte; father-in-law and mother-in-law: Harold and Virgil Gerdmann.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m., Tuesday, March 13, 2007, at the Manitowoc Health Care Center Chapel.

The family will greet relatives and friends Monday, March 12, 2007, at the Klein & Stangel Funeral Home and Cremation Care Center, Two Rivers, from 4 until 7 p.m. Visitation will continue Tuesday at the Manitowoc Health Care Center from 9:30 a.m. until the time of service at 11 a.m.

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

The family would like to thank the staff at the Manitowoc Health Care Center for all the love and compassion given to mom for the many years she resided there. You all made our lives much easier knowing she was well taken care of. Also, we would like to thank Dr. Tresa Teehan and Aurora Medical Center.

Herald Times Reporter

March 11, 2007

3/12/2007 GBPG

Posted March 12, 2007

Basten, Milton J. (Mick)

Milton J. (Mick) Basten, 86, Green Bay, died Saturday, March 10, 2007, at a local hospital surrounded by his family. Born in Green Bay, he is the son of the late Joseph and Dora (Heim) Basten. On June 26, 1943, he married the former Ila Conard at St. Francis Xavier Cathedral. He was a self-employed milk truck driver for 38 years. Mick and Ila farmed the Basten homestead all their lives. He enjoyed times spent with his family and helping his family work the farm.

Survived by his beloved wife, Ila; one daughter, Cheryl (Leon) Brunner, Green Bay; one son, Mark (Ann) Basten, Green Bay; four grandchildren, Keith (Lisa) Brunner, Kevin (Tracy) Brunner, Kyle (Karen) Brunner, and Melissa Basten; six great-grandchildren, Crystal, Tiffany, and Noah Brunner, Ava and Adam Brunner, Elsa Brunner.

Friends may call at MALCORE Funeral Home, University Avenue at Baird Street , from 3 p.m. Tuesday until the time of the funeral. Funeral Tuesday 7:30 p.m. at the funeral home. Entombment in the Allouez Chapel Mausoleum.

Posted March 12, 2007

Cropsey, Betty J.

Betty J. Cropsey, 85, Suamico, died peacefully Sunday March 11, 2007. She was born Jan. 11, 1922, in Ishpeming, Mich. to Norman and Gertrude (Williams) Paull. Betty enjoyed being a homemaker and baking. Through the years she made many happy faces with her birthday and other special occasion cakes. Betty was a member of Bethany United Methodist Church and the church became a big part of her life. She was active with the Naomi Circle and the monthly news letters.

Betty is survived by two daughters and sons-in-law, Peg and Omer Greatens, Suamico; Betty and Dale Rupiper, Friendship; a son and daughter-in-law, Robert and Kay Phare, Suamico; seven grandchildren; 9 great-grandchildren; a sister and brother-in-law, Patsy and Ralph Watters, Ishpeming; a sister-in-law, Liz Paull, Ishpeming; other relatives and friends.

Betty was preceded in death by her parents; her first husband, Bill Phare; her second husband, Ken Cropsey; and two brothers, Jim Paull and Norman Paull.

Friends may call at Bethany United Methodist Church, 1110 Echo Lane, from 9 to 11 a.m. Wednesday. A Memorial Service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the church with the Rev. Randell Richter officiating. Entombment will be in Allouez Chapel Mausoleum. Blaney Funeral Home is assisting her family with arrangements. To send on-line condolences please go to www.BlaneyFuneralHome.com.

Posted March 12, 2007

Kenny, Sister Joseph

Sister Joseph Kenny, 94, of the North American Union of the Sisters of Our Lady of Charity, returned peacefully to our Heavenly Father on March 10, 2007. Sister was born July 1, 1912, in Green Bay, the daughter of the late Brian and Winifred Margaret (Walt) Kenny. Sister Joseph entered Our Lady of Charity Jan. 1, 1935, and often related to the Sisters her first reaction at entering as being one of "coming home." She had been attending University of Wisconsin Oshkosh but her desire to serve God led her to religious life in a cloister.

Sister Joseph served the community as Community Secretary for many years, and as a councilor, delegate, and librarian. She also served as Mistress of novices, a position she dearly loved. It enabled her to lead the young Sisters to a deeper relationship with God. She taught English and Latin in our high school but it was her spirituality and her unassuming nature that endeared her to her students.

In her later years, Sister revealed a hidden talent. Having learned some research techniques, she quietly transformed a room in the convent into what she called "a room of memories." In the process Sister wrote a book entitled "The Price of a Refuge" and co-authored "God's Hunderedfold."

Sister Joseph is survived by one sister, Mrs. Bernadine (Bill) Balza, Green Bay; several nieces and nephews, Mike (Stephanie) Balza, Bob (Luann) Balza, Jim (Kathy) Balza, Virginia Balza, all of the Green Bay area; Mrs. Carol (Dan) Cervantes, California; Peggy Chevalier, Washington State; Edmond (Mary) Chevalier, Illinois; Joseph (Karen) Chevalier, Illinois; Mrs. Therese Ruehle, California; Peter (Leann) Chevalier, California.

She is preceded in death by her parents; three brothers, Rev. Charles Kenny, O.Praem., James, and Emmett, who died in infancy; one sister, Florence Chevalier; and two brothers-in-law, Adelore Chevalier and Bill Balza.

Visitation will be held in the Convent Chapel at 2560 Shawano Avenue from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday March 13th and again on Wednesday, from 8 to 10 a.m. Wake services will be on Tuesday at 7 p.m. The funeral mass will be celebrated Wednesday at 10 a.m. with the Rev. Bill Ribbens officiating. Burial at Allouez Catholic Cemetery.

Posted March 12, 2007

Kinnard, Betty Lou

Betty L. Kinnard, 67, Casco, died Sunday, March 11, 2007, peacefully at home after a courageous battle with cancer. She was born Nov. 6, 1939, in the Town of Lincoln to the late Joseph Sr. and Rita (Thiry) Havel. Betty married Joseph M. Kinnard Aug. 25, 1962, at St. Peter Catholic Church, Lincoln. He preceded her in death July 3, 2000. She farmed along with her husband Joe until retirement. Betty also worked at W.S. Packaging for eleven years. She took great pride in her garden and yard, spending time with her grandchildren was an important part of her life. Betty enjoyed traveling, watching sports, shopping and playing cards. She was a member of St. Peter Altar Society.

Betty is survived by her children, Chris Kinnard (Special friend, Wendy), Luxemburg; Dawn (Todd) Wiese, Algoma; Lynn (Jeff) Rueckl, Luxemburg; Joe Kinnard III, Green Bay; grandchildren, Tara Kinnard (fianc'ee Dan); Abby Kinnard; Christopher Rueckl; Emily Rueckl; two brothers and one sister, Cletus (Mag) Havel, Casco; Joe (JoAnn) Havel, Casco; Julie Havel and her mother, Karen Havel, Arizona; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Gladys (Emil) Vandermause, Gillett; Mary Jane Kinnard, Luxemburg; Bernice (Alvin) Gigot, Green Bay; Vernon (Betty) Kinnard, Casco; Rose (Sam) LeFevre, Casco; Roy Luedtke, Texas; Lilly Mae (Jerry) Cravillion, Luxemburg; Dale (Rosemary) Kinnard, Casco; many nieces and nephews.

She is preceded in death by mother-in-law and father-in-law, Joseph G. and Lillian Kinnard; two brothers-in-law, Harold and Lloyd Kinnard; one sister-in-law, Veronica Luedtke.

Family and friends may call Tuesday, March 13, 2007, at Wiesner and Massart Funeral Home, Casco from 3 - 8 p.m. and again Wednesday morning March 14th, at St. Peter Catholic Church, Lincoln from 10:30 to 11:45 a.m. Wake service 7 p.m. Tuesday. Mass of Christian Burial Wednesday at 12:00 noon at St. Peter Catholic Church, Lincoln with Fr. Dennis Drury and Fr. Jerome Taddy concelebrating. Burial in the church cemetery.

Betty's family wishes to Thank the Staffs at, Green Bay Oncology, Unity Hospice, and Home Instead for their care and kindness.

Posted March 12, 2007

Sorenson, Virginia A.

Virginia Angeline Sorenson, 86, formerly of Sturgeon Bay, passed away Saturday, March 10, 2007, at Kewaunee Long Term Care Facility where she had been residing. Virginia was born July 4, 1920, in Sturgeon Bay, daughter of the late Samuel and Elizabeth (DeGot) Skippon. She attended Sturgeon Bay High School. On Aug. 9, 1941 she married Curtis Wendel Sorenson in Crown Point, Ind. Virginia was a member of Sturgeon Bay Moravian Church.

She is survived by her daughter, Sandra (Joseph) Weimer, Sturgeon Bay; James (Mary Ellen) Sorenson, DePere; and William (Mary) Sorenson, Sherwood; seven gr andchildren; and two great-granddaughters; two brothers, Kenneth (Violet) Skippon, Sturgeon Bay; and Robert Skippon, Sturgeon Bay; one sister, Kathleen (Robert) Giese, California.

She was preceded in death by her parents; two sisters, Betty Skippon and Marion Hartl; and one brother, Roland Skippon.

Funeral services will be held on Thursday, March 15, 2007 at 11 a.m. at Sturgeon Bay Moravian Church with the Rev. Dr. Matthew R. Knapp and the Rev. Reeder Herrick officiating. Burial will be made in Bayside Cemetery. Friends may call at Huehns Funeral Home on Wednesday from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. and at the church on Thursday from 10 a.m. until the time of the service at 11 a.m.

Sign online guest book and offer condolences at www .huehnsfuneralhome.com.

Posted March 12, 2007

Tesch, Rita Liebergen Schauer

Rita Liebergen Schauer Tesch, 85, died on March 10, 2007, after a long illness. Rita was born Oct. 18, 1921, to the late Theodore and Lena (Burkart) Liebergen. On July 19, 1947, she married Edgar Schauer in New Franken. He preceded her in death on March 21, 1972. On Sept. 14, 1974 Rita married Clarence Tesch. He preceded her in death on Jan. 18, 2006. Rita worked for the UW-Extension Program in Green Bay and farmed with her husband, Clarence, in Brillion until their retirement. She enjoyed sewing, quilting, square dancing and the time she spent with her grandchildren.

Rita is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Carol (Ken) Puyleart, Green Bay; two step daughters and sons-in-law, Barb (Rod) Hinz, Brillion; and Bev (Don) Schumacher, Racine. Rita's 10 grandchildren were the light of her life, Chuck (Carly) Puyleart, Julie Puyleart, Dan (Lisa) Puyleart, all Green Bay; Mike (Maggie) Hinz, Green Bay; Michele (Rob) Stock, Collinsville, Ill.; Nathan Hinz and Matthew Hinz, Brillion; Andrew Schumacher (fiance Julie Lichon), Kewaskum; Laura Schumacher and Greg Schumacher, Racine. Rita is further survived by one great-grandchild, Aristana Hinz; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Earl (Bernice) Tesch, Brillion; Ralph (Marcia) Tesch, Green Bay; Wilbert (Caroline) Borchardt, Francis Creek; Chuck Tesch (special friend, Sharen Krepline), Brillion; Lavern Sconzert, Green Bay; many nieces, nephews and a special godchild, Scott VanLaanen.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Theodore and Lena Liebergen; her loving husbands, Edgar and Clarence; sisters and brothers-in-law, Cecelia (Fred) VanLieshout, Marlene (Earl) VanLaanen and Millie Liebergen; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Casper Schauer, (Clara and Lucille) Werner Schauer, Leo Schauer, Ed (Mayme) Schauer, Magdalen (Larry) Holterman and Doris Borchardt.

Mass of Christian burial will be at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, March 14 at Holy Family Catholic Church, 1100 W. Ryan Street in Brillion. The Rev. Mathew Simonar will officiate. Burial will be in the Allouez Cemetery in Green Bay. Friends may call at the Wieting Funeral Home, 215 So. Main Street in Brillion on Tuesday from 4 to 8 p.m. and then at the church on Wednesday from 9 a.m. until the time of Mass. There will be a prayer service at 7 p.m. on Tuesday evening at the funeral Home.

A special thank you to all the wonderful caregivers of Unit 8 Nursing Home Center of the Brown County Mental Health Center.

Posted March 12, 2007

Van Epern, Carl A. "Nip"

Carl (Nip) A. Van Epern, 73, passed away after a courageous battle with Multiple Sclerosis (MS) on March 10, 2007. He was born on Aug. 17, 1933, in Kaukauna, Wis., to the late William and Faye (Meulemans) Van Epern. He was a graduate of Kaukauna High School, Class of 1952. After graduating he served with the U.S. Air Force during the Korean Conflict from 1952 to 1956. He later worked at Badger Northland and went on to graduate from Fox Valley Technical College as a Journeymen Machinist and a Journeymen Tool and Die Maker. Carl was one of the original founders and past officer of Fox Valley Tool and Die, Kaukauna, until Multiple Sclerosis forced his early retirement. On April 4, 1959, he married Dolores Rademacher at St. Paul's Catholic Church, Wrightstown.

He was a member of Holy Cross Catholic Church, Kaukauna, the V.F.W. Post 3319, and the Knights of Columbus Council #1033. Carl's entry into the Wisconsin Veterans Home on June 6, 1990 signified a significant loss, loss of daily companionship with the love of his life, Dolores and his 4 sons. This admission also signified that Carl's MS had progressed to the point that his days of independent living were over. Though Carl faced many losses and challenges he always maintained his sense of humor and sharp mind. To the many of you who visited him in his room you will remember the countless pictures and mementos of his many friends and loving family that he was excited to share.

Carl is survived by his wife of 47 years, Dolores; four sons and their families, Steve (Anne) Van Epern and their sons, Calloway and Wesley, Minneapolis; Mark (Traci) Van Epern and their daughters, Alexa and Shayna, Charlotte, N.C.; Dean (Barb) Van Epern and their daughter, Miranda and son, Reed, Kaukauna; Don (Lynn) Van Epern and their sons, Colton and Lane, Sheboygan; a brother, Roy (Sally) Van Epern, Iola; sisters, Marion (James) Kobussen, Kaukauna; Karen (Rick) Ramstack, Nekoosa; a sister-in-law, Helen Van Epern, Kaukauna; brothers-in-law, Leo Vande Loo, Kaukauna; Roger Wolf; in-laws, Marvin (Betty) Rademacher, Wrightstown; Marlene (Ed) Fischer, Wrightstown; Helen (Gene) Brick, Askeaton.

Carl was preceded in death by his grandson, Russell Van Epern; brothers, Ray, Dick and Donald Van Epern; sisters, Helen Vande Loo and Mary Lou Wolf; sister-in-law, Beatrice (Beatty) Van Epern.

The funeral liturgy for Carl will be held at 11 a.m., Wednesday, March 14, 2007, at HOLY CROSS CATHOLIC CHURCH, 309 Desnoyer Street, Kaukauna, 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., Tuesday and on Wednesday at the church from 10 a.m. until the time of the mass. There will be a parish prayer and scripture service at 7 p.m. Tuesday. A memorial fund is being established.

I want to say Thank You to the staff at the Wisconsin Veterans Home, King (Mac Arthur Hall) Thank you all for taking such wonderful care of Carl.Carl, our time together on earth has ended, you are now in Gods arms. I will be strong knowing that you are now watching and caring for me and once again walking by my side.

3/12/2007 Herald Times Reporter

Posted March 12, 2007

Irene Sophia Wergin Marchant

Irene Sophia Wergin Marchant, formerly of Manitowoc and Two Rivers, age 90, died on March 6, 2007, in Northfield, Minn.

She was born on March 1, 1917, in Two Rivers. In 1936, Irene Sophia Rozmarynoski married Fritz Wergin and lived and raised their family in Manitowoc amidst a strong extended family.

After retiring to Florida, Irene lost her husband of 52 years in 1988. In 1990 she married Lew Marchant and moved with him to Northfield, Minn., in 2001.

She is survived one brother, Marvin Rozmarynoski of DePere; three daughters, Barbara (Jerry) Musil of Sun Prairie, Mary (Joe) Steinhauer of Spring City, Tenn., Kathy Young of Naples, Fla.; one son, Frank Wergin (Bridget) of Northfield, Minn.

Irene was preceded in death by Fritz and Lew, and by her son Larry Wergin.

Irene died peacefully among family, just five days after celebrating her 90th birthday with many of her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.

A service in Irene's memory was held March 9, in Northfield, Minn.

Herald Times Reporter

March 12, 2007

Posted March 12, 2007

Sister James Ellen Woolsey

Sister James Ellen Woolsey, a member of the Franciscan Sisters of Christian Charity, age 86, of Holy Family Convent, Manitowoc, died March 11, 2007, at Holy Family Convent.

She was born Bernardine Woolsey, on Dec. 2, 1920, in Detroit, daughter of the late Peter and Florence Lauck Woolsey. Sister James Ellen earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Holy Family College, Manitowoc, and a bachelor's of music degree from Alverno College, Milwaukee.

She entered the Convent in 1935 and professed her vows in 1939. She is a member of Franciscan Sisters of Christian Charity. Sister James Ellen served as an elementary teacher at St. Mary, Hilbert; St. Mary, Kaukauna; St. Mary, Rhinelander; San Roque, Santa Barbara, Calif.; St. John, Komatke, Ariz.; St. Benedict, Cambridge, Ohio. Sister James Ellen served as a music teacher at St. Theresa, Kekaha, and St. John Vianney, Kailua, Hawaii; Central Catholic, West Point, Neb.; St. Willibrord, Chicago; St. Ambrose, Ironwood, Mich. and as an instructor of music at Holy Family College, Manitowoc.

After retiring from active ministry, Sister James Ellen served as a homemaker at St. Francis Xavier, Petroskey, Mich., and performed various services at St. Joseph Retirement Community, West Point, Neb.; St. Francis of Assisi, Greenwood, Miss.; St. Mary, Clarks Mills and San Damiano Convent, Slinger.

Since 2002, she had been residing in St. Rita Health Center at the Motherhouse.

Survivors include the Franciscan Sisters of Christian Charity; a sister, Isabelle Metty, Flatrock, Mich.; two sisters-in-law, Stella Woolsey, Allen Park, Mich., Jean Woolsey, Westland, Mich.; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, March 14, 2007, at Holy Family Convent Chapel. Officiating at the Mass of Christian Burial will be the Rev. Samuel D. Jadin, O. Praem. Burial will be at Holy family Convent Cemetery, Manitowoc.

The family will greet relatives and friends from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m. on Tuesday, March 13, 2007, at Holy Family Convent, Manitowoc, where a prayer service will be held at 7 p.m.

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

Herald Times Reporter

March 12, 2007

3/13/2007 GBPG

 

Posted March 13, 2007

Inez Bader

Inez Bader of Two Rivers, passed away Saturday, March 10, 2007. She was the former Inez Greason of Coleman. Cremation will take place with Reinbold & Pfeffer Family Funeral Home of Manitowoc serving the family. In respect of Inez's wishes, a private family memorial service will take place, at a time to be stated.

Herald Times Reporter

March 13, 2007

Posted March 13, 2007

Ruth R. Rasmussen

Ruth R. Rasmussen, age 68, formerly of Kewaunee, currently a resident of San Luis Health & Rehabilitation Center, Green Bay, died Sunday evening, March 11, 2007, at the center.

Ruth was born Nov. 21, 1938, in Breed, a daughter of the late Joseph and Mildred Catencamp Hoerres. She graduated from Suring High School with the class of 1957. On May 22, 1965, she married Ralph Rasmussen at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Two Rivers. Ruth was employed at Hamilton Manufacturing Company, Two Rivers, from 1966 until her retirement in 1993. Ruth enjoyed gardening, knitting, baking, playing cards, and her pets.

Survivors include her husband: Ralph Rasmussen, New Franken; one daughter and son-in-law: Jacqueline and Dan Wauters, Kewaunee; one son and daughter-in-law: Brian and Deirdre Rasmussen, Green Bay; granddaughter: Audrey Rasmussen; her brothers and sisters: Francis Hoerres, Donald and June Hoerres; Margie and Dave Mason; Ethel and Jack Erb; Robert and Virginia Hoerres; and Barbara and Robert Galloy. She is further survived by two brothers-in-law: Orville Anderson; and Bob Barger; along with nieces and nephews. She was also preceded in death by two brothers: Jimmy and Gerald Hoerres; and four sisters: Carol Hoerres, Helen Hoerres; Patricia Barger; and Evelyn Anderson.

Funeral services will be held at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 14, 2007, at Lambert-Eckert Funeral Home, Mishicot. Officiating at the service will be the Rev. Paul Paider with burial to be held at St. Isadore the Farmer Parish Cemetery, Tisch Mills.

The family will greet relatives and friends at Lambert-Eckert Funeral Home, Mishicot, on Wednesday from 5 p.m. until the time of service at 7:30 p.m.

Ruth's family extends a special thank you to staffs of Aurora VNA Hospice and San Luis Health & Rehabilitation Center for the compassion and care given to Ruth and her family.

Herald Times Reporter

March 13, 2007

3/13/2007 GBPG

 

Posted March 13, 2007

Nass, Harley W.

Harley W. Nass, 75, Gillett passed away peacefully, with family by his side, Sunday, March 11, 2007.

Harley was born April 28, 1931, in the town of Green Valley, to the late John and Lydia (Olson) Nass.

He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict.

On Nov. 2, 1957, Harley married Carol Lockstein in Gillett.

Harley was employed by Zippel Construction Co., Gillett. He was a member of St. John's Ev. Lutheran Church, Gillett.

Harley enjoyed watching auto racing, fishing, and playing cards.

Harley is survived by his wife, Carol, Gillett; his daughter and son-in-law, Laurie and Emerson Reed Jr.; two sisters and one brother-in-law, Dorothy DeBaker, Green Bay; Vivian and Richard Kerr, Milwaukee; one brother and sister-in-law, Merlin and Rose, Oconto Falls; one brother-in-law and two sisters-in-law, Clifton and Beata Peterson, Gillett; Laverna Rhode, Sheboygan; many nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.

Harley was preceded in death by four sisters, Evelyn Zippel, Marie Brandemuehl, Carol Davie and June Commo; two brothers, Percy and Jalmer.

Private family services were held at the Kuehl Funeral Home, Gillett 920-855-2144. Interment in St. John's Lutheran Cemetery, town of Gillett.

Harley's family would like to extend a special thank you to the nursing staff at St. Vincent Hospital, Green Bay.

Posted March 13, 2007

Renard, Louise

Louise Renard, 96, formerly of Namur, died at San Luis Nursing Home, Green Bay on Sunday, March 11, 2007.

She was born Aug. 29, 1910, in the town of Union, Door County, the daughter of the late Gregory and Desirea (Routhieaux) Fabry.

On April 24, 1928, she married Fred Renard in Duval. He preceded her in death on Feb. 26, 1977. Louise farmed with her husband in the town of Union until she retired. Her greatest joy was her family. She enjoyed cooking, baking, making Belgium pies and time spent with family and friends.

Survivors include two sons, Howard (Angela) Renard, Algoma; Ron (Marilyn) Renard, Luxemburg; ten grandchildren, Gary (Bonnie) Renard, Joe (Judi) Renard, Mary (Neal) Bessett, Brian (Tina) Renard, Paul (Cindy) Renard, John (Desray) Renard, Todd (Alice) Renard, Tim (Jody) Renard, Terry (Mara) Renard, Kim (Joel) Doell; 22 great-grandchildren, seven great-great-grandchildren; one sister, Lillian (Norbert) Johnson, Duval; one brother-in-law, Alvin LeRoy, New Franken; one sister-in-law, Lilly Ann (Paul) Ausloos, Green Bay; nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Fred; one grandson, Bob Renard; one great-granddaughter, Carrie Renard; one brother, Donald Fabry; and two sisters, Irene (Alvin) LeRoy and Gladys Jadin.

Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Saturday, March 17, 2007, at St. Francis and St. Mary Church, Brussels, the Rev. Pius Cotter and the Rev. Peter Renard concelebrating. Burial will be in St. Mary's Cemetery, Namur. Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday at the Forbes Funeral Home, Sturgeon Bay and then after 10 a.m. Saturday at the church until time of services. A prayer service will be conducted at 7 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Online condolences may be offered www.forbesfuneralhome.com.

The family would like to thank the staff at San Louis Nursing Home for their excellent and loving care they gave to Louise. A special thanks to Linda and Anna from Southern Care.

Posted March 13, 2007

Tesch, Rita Liebergen Schauer

Rita Liebergen Schauer Tesch, 85, died on March 10, 2007, after a long illness.

Rita was born Oct. 18, 1921, to the late Theodore and Lena (Burkart) Liebergen.

On July 19, 1947, she married Edgar Schauer in New Franken. He preceded her in death on March 21, 1972.

On Sept. 14, 1974, Rita married Clarence Tesch. He preceded her in death on Jan. 18, 2006.

Rita worked for the UW-Extension in Green Bay and farmed with her husband, Clarence, in Brillion until their retirement. She enjoyed sewing, quilting, square dancing and the time she spent with her grandchildren.

Rita is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Carol (Ken) Puyleart, Green Bay; two step daughters and sons-in-law, Barb (Rod) Hinz, Brillion; and Bev (Don) Schumacher, Racine. Rita's 10 grandchildren were the light of her life, Chuck (Carly) Puyleart, Julie Puyleart, Dan (Lisa) Puyleart, all Green Bay; Mike (Maggie) Hinz, Green Bay; Michele (Rob) Stock, Collinsville, Ill.; Nathan Hinz and Matthew Hinz, Brillion; Andrew Schumacher (fiance Julie Lichon), Kewaskum; Laura Schumacher and Greg Schumacher, Racine. Rita is further survived by one great-grandchild, Aristana Hinz; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Earl (Bernice) Tesch, Brillion; Ralph (Marcia) Tesch, Green Bay; Wilbert (Caroline) Borchardt, Francis Creek; Chuck Tesch (special friend, Sharen Krepline), Brillion; Lavern Sconzert, Green Bay; many nieces, nephews and a special godchild, Scott VanLaanen.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Theodore and Lena Liebergen; her loving husbands, Edgar and Clarence; sisters and brothers-in-law, Cecelia (Fred) VanLieshout, Marlene (Earl) VanLaanen and Millie Liebergen; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Casper Schauer, (Clara and Lucille) Werner Schauer, Leo Schauer, Ed (Mayme) Schauer, Magdalen (Larry) Holterman and Doris Borchardt.

Mass of Christian burial will be at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, March 14, at Holy Family Catholic Church, 1100 W. Ryan Street in Brillion. The Rev. Mathew Simonar will officiate. Burial will be in the Allouez Cemetery in Green Bay. Friends may call at the Wieting Funeral Home, 215 So. Main Street in Brillion on Tuesday from 4 to 8 p.m. and then at the church on Wednesday from 9 a.m. until the time of mass. There will be a prayer service at 7 p.m. on Tuesday evening at the funeral Home.

A special thank you to all the wonderful caregivers of Unit 8 Nursing Home Center of the Brown County Mental Health Center.

Posted March 13, 2007

Weidner, Beatrice M.

Beatrice M. Weidner, 89, Green Bay resident, died Saturday, March 10, 2007, at Rebekah Haven.

She was born April 20, 1917, in the town of Preble, to the late Andrew and Anna (Vander Kelen) Rentmeester.

Beatrice graduated from East High School, St. Mary's School of Nursing and studied in post-graduate courses.

She married Arthur Weidner on Aug. 3, 1946, at Holy Martyrs of Gorcum Catholic Church. He preceded her in death on March 20, 1988.

Beatrice was employed at St Vincent Hospital, St Mary's Hospital and Algoma Hospital, Americana East, and retired as the first full-time registered nurse at University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, as coordinator of the Health Services. She was a member of the Occupational Health Nurses Assoc. and St. Mary's Alumni. Beatrice was a longtime member of St. Philip the Apostle Parish, their Altar Society and served as Girl Scout leader at the school. She enjoyed helping the elderly and cared for her parents and mother-in-law in her home for their last months. Her grandchildren were her pride and joy. She was one of their biggest fans at their baseball, basketball and football games. Throughout her life, her devotion to her family was her highest priority and giving of herself to benefit others.

She is survived by two sons, Ken Weidner, Santa Clara, Calif.; Mark and Diane Weidner, Green Bay; two daughters, Mary and Allen Reichwald, Green Bay; Kathryn Weidner, Brookfield; four grandsons, Matt (Margie), Tim (Miya) and Dave (Tracey) Reichwald, Philip Belonger; two great-grandsons, Alec and Adam Reichwald. She is further survived by two brothers, Dr. Lester and Jeanne Rentmeester, Melbourne, Fla., and Duck Creek; Ken and Marge Rentmeester, Portland, Ore.; one sister, Sister Andrea Marie Rentmeester, St. Louis, Mo.; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Robert (June) Weidner, John (Rita) Weidner, all of Casco; Pearle "Pete" Weidner, Silver Spring, Md.; Dr. Rufus (Mary Jane) Weidner Millersville, Penn.; nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by three brothers, Raymond (Rita), Fr. Charles Rentmeester and Hubert (Marie) Rentmeester; two sisters, Corinne (Leo) O'Leary and Edna (Elmer) Delfosse; one brother-in-law, George Weidner.

Friends may call at the Proko-Wall Funeral Home, 1630 E. Mason St, from 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday and after 9:30 a.m. Thursday at St. Philip the Apostle Catholic Church, 312 Victoria St., until time of Mass. Altar Society Rosary 4 p.m. Wednesday, Mass of Christian Burial 10:30 a.m. Thursday at the church with Rev. Dave Pleier officiating. Entombment at Nicolet Memorial Gardens.

Posted March 13, 2007

Witte, Lorraine

Lorraine Witte, 84, Kewaunee, died early Monday morning on March 12, 2007, at Bornemanns Nursing Home Inc. in Green Bay.

She was born in Kewaunee, on June 27, 1922, to the late Frank and Frances (Ouradnik) Paplham.

Lorraine married Edward Witte on Oct. 20, 1945, in Kewaunee and he preceded her in death on June 30, 1976.

Survivors include her daughter and son-in-law, Sandy and John Seidl, Kewaunee; four grandchildren, Tammy (Scott) Potts, Peggy (David) Seidl, Amy (Cory) Cochart and Andy Seidl; five great-grandchildren, Cody, Taylor, Colton Potts and Jake and Kyle Seidl.

She was preceded in death by one brother, Loddie Paplham and one sister, Mildred Schuller.

Friends may call after 4 p.m. Thursday, March 15, at Buchanan Funeral Home, Kewaunee until time of services. Funeral services will be held at 7:30 p.m. at the funeral home with Kathy Zeman, Pastoral Minister, officiating. Burial will be in Holy Rosary Cemetery.

Our family deeply appreciates the tender loving care provided by the staff at Boenemann's and Unity Hospice

3 14 2007 GBPG

 

Posted March 14, 2007

DeKeyser, Dora

Dora DeKeyser, 99, our loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother passed away on March 11, 2007, at the home of her daughter and son-in-law, Janet and Maynard Destree, where she had resided for the past 10 years.

Friends may call at Proko-Wall Funeral Home, 1630 E. Mason St., from 4 to 8 p.m. on Sunday, March 18, with a prayer service at 7 p.m. Visitation will continue on Monday, March 19, at SS. Peter and Paul Church, 710 N. Baird St., from 10 to 11 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m. with Msgr. Roy Klister officiating. Entombment at Allouez Catholic Chapel Mausoleum. A complete obituary can be seen in Sunday's edition and online at www.prokowall.com.

Posted March 14, 2007

Eckert, IlaBelle E. (Den Ruyter)

IlaBelle E. (Den Ruyter) Eckert, 73, Green Bay, died unexpectedly Monday, March 12, 2007.

She was born July 1, 1933, in Green Bay to William and Esther (Weigelt) Den Ruyter.

In 1952, IlaBelle married Robert E. Eckert in Green Bay at St. Paul's United Methodist Church. They were married for 26 years.

IlaBelle enjoyed bowling when she was younger. In recent years, she enjoyed playing bingo with friends and going out to breakfast with her family. Her grandchildren and great-grandchildren were especially important to her. IlaBelle was a member of Angels of Hope Metropolitan Community Church and was actively involved in its activities.

She is survived by three daughters and sons-in-law, Pam and Gary Parma, Rose and Kim Casperson, all of Green Bay; Cathy and Scott Thompson, Arkansas; six grandchildren and their spouses, Dave Parma and his special friend, Karla, Tom and Nohemi Parma, Matt and Monica Parma, Jamie and Justin Zakowski, Amy Casperson, Paul Lear; 12 great-grandchildren; her foster children, Debbie and Diane; a sister-in-law, Janice Den Ruyter; her longtime special friends, Bonnie Katers, Rozella Merhish; nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; a brother, Harvey Den Ruyter; a daughter, Roberta; and a grandchild, Emily Suzanne.

Friends may call at Blaney Funeral Home, 1521 Shawano Ave., from 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday (today). Friends may also call at the funeral home from 10 to 11 a.m. Thursday. The funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home with the Rev. Elaine Thomas of Angels of Hope Metropolitan Community Church officiating. Burial will be in Fort Howard Memorial Park.

To send online condolences, please go to Posted March 14, 2007

Hooker, Dorothy A. "Dottie"

Dorothy A. "Dottie" Hooker, 84, Waupaca, formerly of Green Bay, died Saturday, March 10, 2007.

She was born September 11, 1922, in Green Bay to the late Florent and Agnes (Bond) DeCramer.

Dottie was a dedicated bookkeeper at Clyde's Jewelers in Green Bay, working part time for nearly 50 years. She was also a full-time claims taker at the Unemployment Compensation Division in Green Bay.

She played a mean game of bridge and loved sewing. Dottie created everything from household draperies to her daughters' prom dresses to mending horse blankets. She enjoyed her international travels — including riding elephants in India and even daring her friend to hop on the Great Wall of China along with her. Dottie was a very energetic, hard-working, vivacious woman and made friends easily. Her meticulous housekeeping was legendary. Dottie was a founding member of the Our Lady of Charity Guild, was active in the Sanctuary Society at St. Agnes Church and participated at St. Willebrord Catholic Church after her retirement. Dottie tolerated the many pets of her veterinarian daughter but was much more comfortable shopping at the mall with her other bargain-hunting daughter. She taught them both the value of hard work, honesty and frugality.

Dottie is survived by two daughters, Dr. Ellen Hooker (Doug Moericke) of Waupaca and Robbie (Rick) Ivers of Olathe, KS; two granddaughters, Kya and Larkin Hooker-Moericke; one sister, Ruth Harkins; one half sister, Helen Steerman; and nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, Dottie was preceded in death by her former husband, Robert M. Hooker.

A memorial visitation will be held Friday, March 23, 2007, at St. Willebrord Catholic Church, 209 S. Adams Street, Green Bay, from 9 a.m. until the time of the memorial Mass at 10:30 a.m. with Rev. Kenneth J. DeGroot, O. Praem., officiating.

In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund has been established in Dorothy's name.

Online condolences may be expressed at www.schauer-schumacherfuneralhome.com.

Posted March 14, 2007

Svoboda, Pearl "Dottie"

Pearl "Dottie" Svoboda, age 89, of Kewaunee died Tuesday, March 13, 2007, at Fred and Mamie's Assisted Living after a brief illness.

She was born June 2, 1917, in Spruce, Wis., to the late Aug. and Elizabeth (Fuller) Pagel.

She married Maynard E. Svoboda on June 25, 1938, in Norman, Wis., and he preceded her in death on Sept. 14, 1972.

Together they operated a store, bar and dance hall in East Krok, Wis. Many enjoyed weddings, banquets, polka dances and Friday fish frys. After his death, she sold the business to their son, Les.

Survivors include seven daughters: Gail (Larry) Hanko, Forestville; Elizabeth (Ralph) Zellner, DePere; Faye (Len) Conard, Luxemburg, Jean (Roger) Sager, Mishicot; Darlene (Jim) Legois, Winchester; Laura Robinson, Kewaunee and Sheila (Dan) Vincent, Luxemburg; three sons: Les and special friend, Pam Schroeder, Marinette; Wayne (Diane), Green Bay and Randy, Green Bay; one brother: Carl Pagel, Kewaunee; two sisters: Joyce Kinjerski, Kewaunee and Lou (Bill) Popp, Townsend; one sister-in-law: Marie Pagel; thirty-one grandchildren; thirty-four great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. She was preceded in death by one son: Maynard Jr.; three brothers: Earl, Lester and Rupert Pagel; one sister: Effie Luedtke; two sisters-in-law: Garnett Pagel and Revella (Lester) Pagel and two brothers-in-law: Roland Luedtke and Thomas Kinjerski.

Pearl was a member of St. Hedwig Church, the Altar Society and the choir, Pro-Life, Kewaunee Senior Center, Golden Tones, Kewaunee and Algoma Ladies Golf League. A member of the Jolly Czechs, a group that was formed with her sister, brother and friends. They performed at Nursing Homes, the senior center, dance halls etc. Their performances were enjoyed by many. She took up golf at age 62 and golfed until she was 80. She enjoyed her golf trips to Myrtle Beach and Biloxi, MS. Pearl traveled with her late husband out West, Hawaii and the Bahamas. She enjoyed Carribean cruises with her daughter, Dar, trips to California and Arizona visiting relatives, special trips to Fatima and Lourdes in Europe. She also went on trips to Canada with friends and Nashville with relatives. Besides traveling, Pearl enjoyed singing, dancing, bowling, golfing, playing cards, crossword puzzles, cooking, baking and was an avid Chicago Cubs fan all of her life. Patience, strength and a calm presence will inspire all who knew her.

Friends may call after 4 p.m. Friday at Buchanan Funeral Home, Kewaunee. A parish wake service will be held at 6 p.m. Visitation continues Saturday at St. Mary's Church, Luxemburg, after 9 a.m. until time of services. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at the church with Fr. Milton Suess officiating. Burial will be in St. Joseph Cemetery, Norman

The family would like to extend special thanks to Sharon and Wayne Depeau and Lori and Gary Delfosse, owners of Fred and Mamie's Assisted Living and their staff as well as the staff of Aurora Hospice for their wonderful care of their mother.

Posted March 14, 2007

Wawrzyniak, Melva J.

Melva J. Wawrzyniak, 94, of Oconto, passed away Monday, March 12, 2007, at her home.

Melva was born Dec. 31, 1912, in Oconto to the late Joseph and Anne (Mraz) Belongia.

She met her husband, Richard Wawrzyniak, in 1946, right after WWII, and they were married in 1948. Richard preceded her in death on Feb. 5, 2002.

In the early 1940s Melva and her cousin moved to Chicago to become registered nurses. Melva worked at Little Company of Mary Hospital. She then worked at the American Hospital for 35 years, until she retired. Melva and Richard were life long supporters of the Cavaliers Drum & Bugle Corps. Melva was a member of Holy Trinity Catholic Church.

Melva is survived by two sons Richard Wawrzyniak, Oconto; Thomas Wawrzyniak, TX; nieces, Penny Youngwirth (Clausen), Pamela Hazen (Clausen), Sue Clausen and Chris Szappa (Clausen) and nephews Rick Clausen, Robert Belongia and William Belongia. She is preceded in death by two brothers Alfred Belongia and Orin Belongia and a sister, Patricia Clausen.

The family will receive relatives and friends at the Gallagher Funeral Home, Oconto, from 4 to 9 p.m. Friday, March 16, 2007, with prayer services by Sister Angela Palm at 7:30 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 11 a.m. Saturday, March 17, at Holy Trinity Catholic Church, Oconto, with the Rev. Patrick Beno officiating. Burial will be at the Oconto Catholic Cemetery. On line condolences may be expressed at www.gallagherfuneralhome.net.

3/14/2007 Door County Advocate

Posted March 13, 2007

Dora DeKeyser

Dora DeKeyser, 99, our loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, passed away Sunday, March 11, 2007, at the home of her daughter and son-in-law, Janet and Maynard Destree, where she had resided for the past 10 years.

She was born in Brussels, Oct. 12, 1907, to Elmond and Annias (Neuville) De Decker.

June 28, 1927, she married Clarence DeKeyser in Misiere. They owned and operated a dairy farm in Namur and moved to Green Bay in 1977. He preceded her in death Feb. 3, 1990.

She was a member of SS. Peter and Paul Catholic Church and the Ladies Altar Society.

Besides her daughter and son-in-law, she is survived by four grandchildren, David (Lori) Destree, Dawn (Alan) DeBauche, Dale (Laura) Destree, and Dean (Michelle) Destree; five great-grandchildren, Mathew and Erin Destree, Jordan Collins, Ryan and Shailey Destree, all of Green Bay; one brother-in-law, Elmer Vandertie, Green Bay; two sisters-in-law, Florence De Decker, Sturgeon Bay, and Eunice De Keyser, St. Ignace, Mich.; and many nieces and nephews.

In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents; brothers and sister-in-law, Gilbert (Lucy) DeDecker and Elmer DeDecker; sisters and brothers-in-law, Mabel (Edward) Tremble, Marie (Randall) Charles, Anne Vandertie and Helen (Oscar) Muenster; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Myrtle (Raymond) Babler, George DeKeyser Jr., Lema (John) Prevost, Louisea (Henry Simon) (Frank) Mott, Elizabeth DeKeyser and Anna DeKeyser.

Friends may call at Proko-Wall Funeral Home, 1630 E. Mason St. from 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday, March 18, with a prayer service at 7 p.m. Visitation will continue Monday, March 19, at SS. Peter and Paul Church, 710 N. Baird St. from 10 to 11 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. with Msgr. Roy Klister officiating. Entombment will be at Allouez Catholic Chapel Mausoleum.

The family would like to thank Sister Loretta for her many visits and prayers. Also thanks to everyone at Unity Hospice for their care and support, especially Gina, Cara, and Mariah. Special thanks to volunteer Tina Werchek for her support and time spent with Mom.

3/15/2007 GBPG

Posted March 15, 2007

Andre, Lenore (Planert)

Lenore (Planert) Andre, 89, De Pere, our loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, passed away at home early Wednesday morning, March 14, 2007, after a long illness. The daughter of the late Arthur and Georgiana (Snortum) Planert was born Feb. 22, 1918, in Glenmore. On Feb. 3, 1937, she wed the love of her life, Earl "Sparky" Andre in Green Bay and together spent 66 years creating a life built on patience, generosity, devotion to family and unconditional love. Sparky preceded her in death on July 3, 2003. Lenore created a generation of memories with her family. Some of them include her love of bowling, dancing, camping at Pine Grove Campground, her love of African violets, placing a quarter on the TV for a Packer win, making choke-cherry jam, playing Michigan Rummy, going to rummage sales and her knitting and crocheting. Her door was always open and she was a very hospitable woman who will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved her.

Survivors include her four children, Earl J. Jr., (Darleene) Andre, Dar (Ralph) Smet, Donna Vanlaarhoven, and Joan (Jack) Rintamaki; her grandchildren and great-grandchildren; her sister, Bernice (Tiesling) (Mrs. Francis) Ehler; a sister-in-law, Delores Andre; and nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Earl J. Andre; her parents; one son-in-law, Dennis Vanlaarhoven; and sisters, Arline Rentmeester, Geraldine (Gossen) Doehler and May Planert. She was also preceded in death by her in-laws, Cyril and Betty Andre, Bill and Doris De Beck, Julius Andre and Edna and Joe Lansford.

Family and friends may call at Hope Lutheran Church, 700 S. Superior St., De Pere, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, March 17, 2007. Funeral Services will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday at the church with the Rev. Allen Stoll, officiating. Burial will be held on Monday at Woodlawn Cemetery, Green Bay. RYAN FUNERAL HOME of De Pere is in charge of arrangements. Please visit www.ryanfh.com to send online condolences to the Andre family.

The Andre family extends a special thanks to the staff at Unity Hospice for their loving and compassionate care.

Posted March 15, 2007

Scheer Sr., Mrs. John (Buelah) "Boo"

Mrs. John (Buelah) "Boo" Scheer, Sr. 90, Green Bay, was called home to be with our Lord, March 13, 2007. She was born in Escanaba, Mich., Oct. 7, 1916, in the family home. Buelah is the daughter of the late Victor and Hattie (Roberts) Guindon. She was united in marriage to John Scheer, Sr. March 29, 1937, in Escanaba and he preceded her in death Sept. 20, 1987. Buelah worked at Donovan's Bakery from 1970 to 1976 and was a longtime Girl Scout leader. She loved camping, wintering in Arizona, cards, games, reading, and spending quality time with family and friends. Buelah was a great cook who always had room for one more at her table. She was very creative and could make something beautiful out of nothing. Buelah was a member of Saints Peter and Paul Church for 62 years, the St. Vincent Hospital Auxiliary for 25 years, and an Auxiliary Member of the Legion of Mary.

She is survived by her five daughters and sons-in-law, Carol and Mike Fabry, Sandy and Ken Hendrickson, Jeannie and Tony Cornelius, Mary and Larry Holterman, Debbie and Quadalupe Orosco, all of Green Bay; two sons and daughters-in-law, William John (Bill) and Anita Scheer, Braidwood, Ill.; John W. and Brenda Scheer, Jr., Green Bay; son-in-law, Ken Van Camp, Crivitz; 21 grandchildren; 22 great- grandchildren; one brother, Victor Guindon, Duluth, Minn.; two sisters and one brother-in-law, Violet Giroux, Escanaba, Mich.; Joyce and Bob Jensen, Escanaba, Mich.; nieces and nephews.

Buelah was preceded in death by her parents; husband, John, Sr.; daughter, Barbara Van Camp; granddaughter, Bobbi Jo; grandson, Eric Cornelius; great-granddaughter, Sarah; great-great-grandchild, Colton; brother, Wally (Elaine) Guindon; and sister, Priscilla Heath.

Visitation at MALCORE Funeral Home, University Ave. at Baird St., Green Bay, Sunday from 3 to 7 p.m. Parish wake service 4:30 p.m. Sunday. Monday's visitation will continue at the funeral home until the time of the funeral. Mass of Christian Burial Monday, 1 p.m. at Saints Peter and Paul Church, Green Bay, with the Monsignor Roy Klister officiating. Burial at Nicolet Memorial Gardens. Visit malcorefuneralhome.com to send a condolence to the family.

Posted March 15, 2007

Schumacher, Gordon Eli

The Lord peacefully took Gordon Eli Schumacher home on March 14, 2007. He was born June 30, 1931, in Sturgeon Bay, to Eli and Olga (Hendricks) Schumacher. Gordon married June M. Vandermause on Sept. 22, 1951. He and June farmed the family farm in Sevastopol until 1995. In 1963, he received his real estate brokers license and sold real estate until his stroke in 2002. Throughout his life he and his wife owned and operated many businesses including the By-Way Store, the A&W Root Beer Stand and the Scandia Supper Club. Gordon was very active in the community. He was the Sevastopol Township Chairman for many years, during which time he was involved with developing the ball diamonds in Institute and the new dock at Whitefish Bay. He also helped to establish the Dunes State Park and issued many burning permits! He was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church in Valmy and belonged to the Men's Club. He held many offices in the club during his years of membership. In the community he belonged to the Rotary and the Sons of Norway. Gordon was a strong Christian husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather. He enjoyed playing cards, golfing, watching the Packer games and most of all visiting with people and leaving them with a smile.

Survivors include four children, Lynn (Dan) Hacker, Sleepy Eye, Minn.; Dean (Judy) Schumacher, Gordon Schumacher, Jr. and Steve (Georgia) Schumacher, all of Sturgeon Bay; six grandchildren, Christopher (Kristin) Schumacher, Craig (fiancee, Mara) Schumacher, Heather Hacker, Matthew (Hailie) Hacker, Nicholas Hacker and Melanie Schumacher; three great-grandchildren, Jacob, David and Emily; a sister, Audrey (Raymond) Hogan.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, June; a sister, Irene Poehler; and a grandson,Thomas Hacker.

Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Saturday, March 17, 2007, at St. John's Lutheran Church, Valmy with Pastor Randall Styx officiating. Burial will be in Bayside Cemetery. Friends may call from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday at the Forbes Funeral Home, Sturgeon Bay and then after 10 a.m. Saturday at the church until time of services. Devotions will be conducted at the funeral home on Friday at 6:30 p.m.

A memorial fund has been established in his ame.

On-line condolences may be offered from www.forbesfuneralhome.com.

Posted March 15, 2007

Van Egeren, Sylvia R.

Sylvia R. Van Egeren passed away March 14, 2007. She was born on June 28, 1920, to Josephine and Peter Puymbroek. On April 24, 1943, she married Robert J. Van Egeren at Fort Benning, Ga. He preceded her in death on March 29, 1982. Sylvia was a graduate of East De Pere High School, Class of 1938. She was employed at Wisconsin Telephone Company before her marriage. Sylvia enjoyed doing needlepoint, crossword puzzles, knitting, playing cards, and playing her piano.

Sylvia is survived by three sons and daughters-in-law Jay (Cheryl), Curt (Mary), and Rick (Carol); ten grandchildren, Eric, Amy, Alex, Mark, Rob, Cari, Kelly, Matt, Katie, and Laura; five great- grandchildren, Henry, Tyl er, Sophia, Ty Jacob, and Justin; she is also survived by sisters-in-law, Juanita and Vi; nieces, nephews, many cousins and many friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Robert J.; stepfather, Frank Laurant; brother, Marvin Puymbroek; sister, Florence Koltz; infant sister, Ruth; stepbrothers, Harold Laurant and Francis Laurant; stepsisters, Alice Laurant and Margaret Danen; godparents, Sylvia and August Van Bogart; and many aunts, uncles, and cousins.

Visitation for Sylvia will be Saturday, March 17, 2007, at Our Lady of Lourdes Parish Family, corner of Suburban Dr. and Lourdes Ave, De Pere, from 8:30 a.m. to time of Mass. Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10 a.m. at church with Fr. Tim Shillcox, O. Praem officiating. Entombment in Allouez Mausoleum. Please visit www.ryanfh.com to send online condolences to the Van Egeren family.

3/15/2007 Post Crescent

Posted March 15, 2007

Perkins, Marceline J.

Marceline J. Perkins, 79, of Charlotte, MI, died Tuesday, March 13, 2007. Marcy was born August 12, 1927, in Hollister, WI, the daughter of Arthur and Blanche (Pratt) Roberts.

She was the beloved wife of Paul, he survives, she is also survived by her sons: Robert (Mary) Perkins of West Des Moines, IA; Kenneth (Gabriela) Perkins of Tucson, AZ; Michael (Catherine) Perkins of West Bloomfield, MI; and Ronald Perkins of Charlotte; daughters: Karen (Earl) Hixson of Lansing; and Pauline Perkins of Lansing; 15 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; brothers: Roger (Kathy) Roberts and Raymond (Janet) Roberts; sisters: Maxine (Michael) Johnson and Margaret (George) Alberg; and sisters-in-law: Vera Roberts and Dottie Roberts.

She was preceded in death by brothers: Ralph, Rudwin, Richard, Roman and Russell; sisters, Marie Bricco, Mildred Eckhart, Meta Roberts and Myrna Besaw.

Marcy was a Tac Welder in a shipyard in Sturgeon Bay, WI, on Liberty Ships during WWII. She was a member of St. Josephs Church in Adrian, MI, and worked on Habitat for Humanity houses in Lenawee County. She belonged to the Ladies Elks Society at one time serving as President. She enjoyed camping with the Hitch Up and Go Club. She also taught Ballroom dancing and in 2000 she moved to Charlotte, MI, and became a member of St. Marys Church. She also joined Eaton Area Senior Center and was on the Advisory Board, and there she enjoyed many friendships. She was active at the St. Vincent DePaul food bank and a member of the Thornapple Dulcimer Society.

Funeral services will be 11:00 a.m. Saturday, March 17, 2007, at St. Mary's Catholic Church with Reverend Father Denis R. Spitzley officiating. Interment will be at Maple Hill Cemetery in Charlotte. Visitation will be Thursday, March 15, 2007, and Friday, March 16, 2007, from 2 - 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. - 9 p.m. both days at Pray Funeral Home, Charlotte. If desired, memorial contributions may be made to St. Vincent DePaul Society food bank.

The family would like to extend special thanks to Jim Fradette for the thoughtfulness and professionalism shown to her and to the caregivers at Eaton County Medical Care Facility for the compassionate care given to Marcy and her family.

Arrangements by Pray Funeral Home, Charlotte. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.pray funeral.com

Posted March 15, 2007

Verhagen, Margaret A.

Marge Verhagen, "Marge", Kaukauna, passed away peacefully at St. Paul Elder Services early on Wednesday, March 14, 2007. She was 93. Marge was born in Freedom on June 10, 1913, daughter of the late John and Margaret (Vande Hey) Coffey. On August 16, 1934, she was united in marriage to Ben Verhagen at St. Nicholas Church in Freedom. Ben preceded her in death in 2001. Marge was a graduate of Freedom High School, and was a lifelong and faithful member of Holy Cross Church in Kaukauna.

She is survived by two daughters: Mary (John) O'Neill, Houston; Margaret Guilfoyle, Appleton; four sons: Jack (Lorraine) Verhagen, Dallas; Don (Kitty) Verhagen, Kaukauna; Bob (Marcia) Verhagen, Dallas, and Dick (Karen) Verhagen, Madison; nineteen grandchildren; forty-three great-grandchildren; a former daughter-in-law, Nancy (Glenn) Wintrode, St. Louis, Missouri; two sisters-in-law: Marie Coffey, Appleton; Millie (Erv) DeBruin, Kimberly; three brothers-in-law: Rich (Monnie) Verhagen, Kaukauna; Ves (Min) Verhagen, Kimberly; and Rev. Norbert Verhagen, MM of New York.

Marge was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Ben in 2001, a son Bud Verhagen in 2002, all of her brothers and sisters, and brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law.

The funeral liturgy will be held at 5 p.m. on Friday, March 16, 2007, at HOLY CROSS CATHOLIC CHURCH, 309 Desnoyer Street in Kaukauna, with Fr. Martin Fox officiating. Interment will be in the parish cemetery. Friends may call directly at the church on Friday from 3 p.m. until the hour of the services. A memorial fund has been established in Marge's name at St. Paul Elder Services.

The family would like to extend their sincere gratitude to the entire staff of St. Paul Elder Services. We will always remember your care, love, and compassion. Thank you so very much for taking such excellent care of Mother.

FARGO FUNERAL HOME

3/16/2007 GBPG

Posted March 16, 2007

Cyr, LaVerne M.

Our singing angel, LaVerne M. Cyr, 81, was called to heaven on March 14, 2007, surrounded by her family, encouraging her to go home.

She was born Nov. 17, 1925, in Oconto to Rose and Wilfred Barribeau.

On Sept. 12, 1942, she married Raymond Cyr.

LaVerne was a member of St. Agnes Parish for over 50 years. She was a member of the Festival Singers and also sang with the parish choir. LaVerne's husband, Ray, played the banjo and guitar in a polka band and LaVerne would often sing to his accompaniment. She loved music and often said, "There shall be music wherever I go." She was an active parish volunteer and worked with the St. Agnes CCD program. She very much enjoyed watching "The Lawrence Welk Show" on Saturday nights.

Survivors include six children and their spouses, Randall J. and Mary Cyr, Ashwaubenon; Becky L. Holland, Scott Cyr, all of Green Bay; Brian and Sheri Cyr, Mary Lou and Bob Nabak, all of Ashwaubenon, Ricky Cyr and his special friend, Terrie, Holmen; 18 grandchildren, Matthew Cyr, Tanya (Tony) Townsend, Michelle (Paul) Vanlanen, Lori (Chris) Nachtwey, Jennifer Holland, Leala Cyr, Crystal Cyr (fiance, Matthew Guffey), Adam Cyr, Breanne Cyr, Jaclyn Cyr, Heather Schwarz, Lindsey Schwarz, Eric Nabak, Jesse Nabak, Trisha Cyr, Toni (Steve) Kattisdad, Krissy Nelson, Ryan Johnson. She will be sadly missed by GiGi's 12 little angels, Ashalee, Tia, Trinity, Joel, Shanna, Mikayla, Mason, Dante, Josh, Austin, Blake, Hayden, and soon to be born, Bryce. She is also survived by three sisters and brothers-in-law, Darlene and John Melland, Sally and Al Rudolph, all of Oconto; Marlene and Ralph Hall, Green Bay; one sister-in-law, Donna Barribeau, Oconto; nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Raymond; a brother, Wilfred "Curly" Barribeau; a sister, June Cyr-Zander; a son-in-law, Michael Holland; and a brother-in-law, Frank Cyr.

Friends may call at Blaney Funeral Home, 1521 Shawano Ave., from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday (TODAY). A parish wake service will be held at 7 p.m. this evening. Visitation will continue from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday at St. Agnes Catholic Church, 1484 Ninth St. The Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at the church with the Rev. Richard Getchel officiating. Entombment will be in the Allouez Mausoleum.

The family wishes to give so much love and thank you to Dr. Shrake and his staff, especially Michelle. They also want to thank the staff of ManorCare-West, especially Heidi for all their support, Joanne for her hard work and her nurse, Maya at St. Vincent Hospital.

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

3/17/2007 Door County Advocate

Posted March 16, 2007

Jesse LuMaye

Jesse LuMaye, 47, Green Bay, and formerly of Brussels, passed away at Aurora BayCare Medical Center Wednesday, March 14, 2007.

He was born in Green Bay March 3, 1960, to Maurice and Jean (Zephirin) LuMaye.

Jesse attended the Laramie County School District #1 in Cheyenne, Wyo. He then attended Southern Door High School.

Most recently, Jesse was employed by Agriliance.

Jesse loved his cats, Boots and Jasper, and his favorite pastime was auto racing.

Dec. 8, 1999, he married Laurie Robinson in Green Bay.

Survivors include his wife; one son, Travis LuMaye, Forestville; his mother, Jean (Zephirin) LuMaye; and a sister, Renee LuMaye, both of Cheyenne, Wyo.; his maternal grandmother, Helen Zephirin, Brussels; aunts and uncles, Mildred and Lawrence Jandrin, Kewaunee, Mary and Lawrence Conard, Algoma, Florence and Gerald LuMaye, Brussels, and Nora Ripley, Algoma, Sister Gerald, Green Bay, Judy and Harold LuMaye, Two Rivers, Ann and Ralph Zeimet, Oshkosh, James LuMaye, Minnesota, Melvin LuMaye, Indiana, and Nancy and Richard Gigstead, Algoma; and Travis’ mother, Judy Wautier, Forestville; and many cousins.

He was preceded in death by his father; his maternal grandfather, Robert Zephirin; and his paternal grandparents, August and Adeline LuMaye.

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, March 21, at Forbes Funeral Home in Sturgeon Bay. Friends may call Tuesday, March 20, from 4 until 8 p.m. at the funeral home and Wednesday afternoon from 1 p.m. until the time of services.

In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund has been established in his name. Online condolences may be offered at www.forbesfuneralhome.com.

The family would like to thank Ken, Sarah and the staff of Aurora BayCare, as well as his sister-in-law, Karen Leist, for all the help and support.

Posted March 16, 2007

Carol Hocks

Carol Jean Hocks, 70, Rio Creek, died Thursday, March 15, 2007, peacefully at home, surrounded by her family.

She was born Oct. 22, 1936, in the town of Lincoln to Jule and Irene (Lukes) Delebreau.

Carol married George Monroe Hocks May 14, 1957, at St. Peter Catholic Church, Lincoln.

Carol farmed along with her husband in Rio Creek. She enjoyed spending quality time with her grandchildren, baking and cooking, sewing and patching and gardening.

Carol is survived by her husband of 49 years, George Monroe; her daughters, Cynthia (Dan) Vertz, Algoma, and Christina (Craig) Giesseman, Sturgeon Bay; grandchildren, Eric (Lacey) Vertz, Amy (fiance, Bryan) Vertz, Isaac (special friend, Beckie) Vertz, Cory and Casey Giesseman; one brother-in-law, Bernard Hocks; five nephews; one niece; and many cousins.

Carol was preceded in death by one sister, Rosemary (Hilbert) Jorgensen; one sister-in-law, Roseann Jochman; one brother-in-law, B.J. Hocks; and mother-in-law and father-in-law, John and Bridget Hocks.

Family and friends may call Sunday, March 18, at Wiesner and Massart Funeral Home, Casco, from 4 to 8 p.m. and again Monday from 10 a.m. until the time of services at St. Peter Catholic Church, Lincoln. The funeral will be held at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Jerome Taddy concelebrating. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

Carol’s family wishes to Thank Dr. Anthony Jaslowski and his staff at Door County Cancer Center and the staff of Unity Hospice for their care and comfort. A thank-you also to neighbors and friends for their support and prayers during this difficult time.

Posted March 16, 2007

Gordon Schumacher

The Lord peacefully took Gordon Eli Schumacher home March 14, 2007.

He was born June 30, 1931, in Sturgeon Bay, to Eli and Olga (Hendricks) Schumacher.

Gordon married June M. Vandermause Sept. 22, 1951.

He and June farmed the family farm in Sevastopol until 1995. In 1963 he received his real estate broker’s license and sold real estate until his stroke in 2002.

Throughout his life, he and his wife owned and operated many businesses including the By-Way Store, the A&W Root Beer Stand and the Scandia Supper Club.

Gordon was very active in the community. He was the Sevastopol Township chairman for many years, during which time he was involved with developing the ball diamonds in Institute and the new dock at Whitefish Bay. He also helped to establish the Dunes State Park and issued many burning permits!

He was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church in Valmy and belonged to the Men’s Club. He held many offices in the club during his years of membership. In the community he belonged to the Rotary and the Sons of Norway. Gordon was a strong Christian husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather.

He enjoyed playing cards, golfing, watching the Packer games and, most of all, visiting with people and leaving them with a smile.

Survivors include four children, Lynn (Dan) Hacker, Sleepy Eye, Minn.; Dean (Judy) Schumacher, Gordon Schumacher Jr. and Steve (Georgia) Schumacher, all of Sturgeon Bay; six grandchildren, Christopher (Kristin) Schumacher, Craig (fiancee, Mara) Schumacher, Heather Hacker, Matthew (Hailie) Hacker, Nicholas Hacker and Melanie Schumacher; three great-grandchildren, Jacob, David and Emily; and a sister, Audrey (Raymond) Hogan.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, June; a sister, Irene Poehler; and a grandson,Thomas Hacker.

Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Saturday, March 17, at St. John’s Lutheran Church, Valmy, with the Rev. Randall Styx officiating. Burial will be in Bayside Cemetery.

Friends called from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday, March 16, at the Forbes Funeral Home, Sturgeon Bay, Visitation will continue at 10 a.m. Saturday at the church until time of services. Devotions were conducted at the funeral home Friday at 6:30 p.m.

A memorial fund has been established in his name. Online condolences may be offered from www.forbesfuneralhome.com.

3/17/2007 GBPG

Posted March 17, 2007

Shillcox, James Edward

James Edward Shillcox, 83, resident of rural De Pere, passed away Friday, March 16, 2007, at his home with his family.

He was born Aug. 17, 1923, to the late James Edward and Estelle (Powers) Shillcox, Sr. Jim graduated from Freedom High School in 1941.

On Sept. 2, 1946, he married Loraine Catherine Bowers.

Survivors include his loving wife of 60 years, Loraine; his children, Connie (Lee) Leiterman, Barbara (Charles) Ott, Mark (Nancy) Shillcox, Deborah Coady, Lorrie (Paul) Hendricks, Mary (Jeff) Compton, and Jay (Philip) Chigi; grandchildren, Mitchell (Connie) Van Oss, Matthew (Jackie) Van Oss, Martin (Jessi) Van Oss, Michelle (Mark) Mancheski, Keri (Dan) Hurley, Kristin (Wade) Challacombe, Michael Shillcox and special friend, Heather Prochnow, Janelle (Nicholas) Klubertanz, Nicholas Coady, Aaron (Amy) Hendricks, Jaye (Brian) Glowacki, Carla Hendricks, Jennifer (Jason) Fietz, Stacy (Joe) Rukamp, Nicole Compton and special friend, Brett Spaeth, Natalie Chigi and Christopher Chigi; his great-grandchildren, Courteney and Cole Van Oss, Dustin and Zachary Van Oss, Michael, Trever, and Emma Van Oss, Madison Mancheski, Emma, Kevin and Matthew Hurley, Mason Hendricks, Jacob and Jared Fietz, Tyler and Kaylee Rukamp; his sister, Mary (Earl) Probst; his brother, Wayne (Germaine) Shillcox; and his sister-in-law, Nellie Shillcox.

In addition to his parents, Jim was preceded in death by his brothers, John (Dorothy) Shillcox, Grant Shillcox; his sister, Wealtha (Ben) Smudde; his son-in-law, Michael Van Oss; and grandchildren, Jessica Coady, Katie Shillcox, and Benjamin Coady.

Jim was a farmer his entire life, and was a member of Farm Bureau, Farmer's Credit Union Board Member, Milk Marketing Assoc., Farm Service, Progressive Farmers Co-op, and was a 4-H Leader. Jim was a member of St. Mary Catholic Community in De Pere.

Family and friends may call Sunday, March 18, 2007, from 4 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 p.m. Visitation will continue on Monday from 9 a.m. until the time of Mass at St. Mary Catholic Community, Pope John XXIII, off Sportsman Drive, town of Ledgeview. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 11 a.m. Monday at church, with Rev. Timothy Shillcox O.Praem., Jim's nephew, and the Rev. John H. Harper concelebrating. Interment will be in Mt. Olivet Cemetery, De Pere. Online condolences may be expressed at www.cotterfuneralhome.com.

3/17/2007 Post Crescent

Posted March 17, 2007

Shillcox, James Edward

James Edward Shillcox, 83, resident of rural De Pere, passed away Friday, March 16, 2007, at his home with his family. He was born August 17, 1923, to the late James Edward and Estelle (Powers) Shillcox, Sr. Jim graduated from Freedom High School in 1941. On September 2, 1946, he married Loraine Catherine Bowers.

Survivors include his loving wife of 60 years, Loraine; his children: Connie (Lee) Leiterman, Barbara (Charles) Ott, Mark (Nancy) Shillcox, Deborah Coady, Lorrie (Paul) Hendricks, Mary (Jeff) Compton, and Jay (Philip) Chigi; grandchildren: Mitchell (Connie) Van Oss, Matthew (Jackie) Van Oss, Martin (Jessi) Van Oss, Michelle (Mark) Mancheski, Keri (Dan) Hurley, Kristin (Wade) Challacombe, Michael Shillcox and special friend, Heather Prochnow, Janelle (Nicholas) Klubertanz, Nicholas Coady, Aaron (Amy) Hendricks, Jaye (Brian) Glowacki, Carla Hendricks, Jennifer (Jason) Fietz, Stacy (Joe) Rukamp, Nicole Compton and special friend, Brett Spaeth, Natalie Chigi and Christopher Chigi; his great-grandchildren: Courteney and Cole Van Oss, Dustin and Zachary Van Oss, Michael, Trever, and Emma Van Oss, Madison Mancheski, Emma, Kevin and Matthew Hurley, Mason Hendricks, Jacob and Jared Fietz, Tyler and Kaylee Rukamp; his sister, Mary (Earl) Probst; his brother, Wayne (Germaine) Shillcox; and his sister-in-law, Nellie Shillcox.

In addition to his parents, Jim was preceded in death by his brothers: John (Dorothy) Shillcox, Grant Shillcox; his sister, Wealtha (Ben) Smudde; his son-in-law, Michael Van Oss; and grandchildren: Jessica Coady, Katie Shillcox, and Benjamin Coady.

Jim was a farmer his entire life, and was a member of Farm Bureau, Farmer's Credit Union Board Member, Milk Marketing Assoc., Farm Service, Progressive Farmers Co-op, and was a 4-H Leader. Jim was a member of St. Mary Catholic Community in De Pere.

Family and friends may call Sunday, March 18, 2007, from 4 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 7:00 p.m. Visitation will continue on Monday, from 9:00 a.m. until the time of Mass at St. Mary Catholic Community, Pope John XXIII, off Sportsman Drive, Town of Ledgeview. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 11:00 a.m. Monday, at church, with Rev. Timothy Shillcox O.Praem., Jim's nephew, and the Rev. John H. Harper concelebrating. Interment will be in Mt. Olivet Cemetery, De Pere. Online condolences may be expressed at cotterfuneralhome.com.

3/18/2007 GBPG

Posted March 18, 2007

Carriveau, Sr., Ricky

Ricky Carriveau, Sr., 47, Ashwaubenon, died unexpectedly on Friday, March 16, 2007. He was born on Nov. 10, 1959, in Oconto Falls, to Karen (Schuessler) and Kurt Carriveau. Following high school, he enlisted in the U.S. Army for six years. He was currently employed by American Auto Transmission, where he has worked for 23 years. On Dec. 30, 1983, he married the former Lisa Mettin and raised three sons, Justin, 25, Ricky, Jr., 23 and Nicholas, 21, all of whom will deeply miss their father but know his spirit will always be with them. Rick enjoyed fishing, yard work, but most of all playing with his three grandchildren, Cameron, 3, Logan 2 , and Elijah, 1. Rick will be remembered for his deep concern for his family, dedication to his work and the pride he took in everything he did.

In addition to his wife, children and grandchildren, he is survived by his father, Kurt Carriveau, De Pere; mother, Karen Bavier, Zephyr Hills, Fla.; four sisters, Pam Bunker, De Pere; Debbie Carriveau, Green Bay; Julia Williams, Green Bay; Sandy Carriveau, Green Bay; one brother, Gerrad (Doreen) Carriveau, Florida; one stepbrother, Eddie Faust, Jr.; three brothers-in-law, Verner Mettin, Jr., North Carolina; Neil Mettin, Ottsville, Penn.; and David Mettin, Doylestown, Penn.; one sister-in-law, Cindy Solliday, Allentown, Penn.; nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, other relatives and friends including his best friend, Bill "Header" Landry.

He was preceded in death by his mother-in-law, Anita Gallagher; father-in-law Verner Mettin, Sr.; and his maternal and paternal grandparents.

Friends may call after 5 p.m. Tuesday, March 20, 2007, at Lyndahl Funeral Home, where a Service of Remembrance will take place at 7 p.m. to celebrate Ricky's life. Please bring a fond memory to share. Online condolences may be expressed at www.lyndahl.com.

Lyndahl Funeral Home

Posted March 18, 2007

DeKeyser, Dora

Dora DeKeyser, 99, our loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother passed away on March 11, 2007, at the home of her daughter and son-in-law, Janet and Maynard Destree, where she had resided for the past ten years. She was born in Brussels, Wis. on Oct. 12, 1907, to Elmond and Annias (Neuville) De Decker. On June 28, 1927, she married Clarence De Keyser in Misiere. They owned and operated a dairy farm in Namur and moved to Green Bay in 1977. He preceded her in death on Feb. 3, 1990. She was a member of Ss. Peter and Paul Catholic Church and the Ladies Altar Society.

Besides her daughter and son-in-law, she is survived by four grandchildren, David (Lori) Destree, Dawn (Alan) DeBauche, Dale (Laura) Destree, Dean (Michelle) Destree; five great-grandchildren, Mathew and Erin Destree, Jordan Collins, Ryan and Shailey Destree, all of Green Bay; one brother-in-law, Elmer Vandertie, Green Bay; two sisters-in-law, Florence De Decker, Sturgeon Bay; and Eunice De Keyser, St. Ignace, Mich.; many nieces and nephews.

In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents; brothers and sister-in-law, Gilbert (Lucy) DeDecker and Elmer DeDecker; sisters and brothers-in-law, Mabel (Edward) Tremble, Marie (Randall) Charles, Anne Vandertie, Helen (Oscar) Muenster; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Myrtle (Raymond) Babler, George DeKeyser Jr., Lema (John) Prevost, Louisea (Henry Simon) (Frank) Mott, Elizabeth DeKeyser and Anna DeKeyser.

Friends may call at Proko-Wall Funeral Home, 1630 E. Mason St. from 4 to 8 p.m. on Sunday, March 18, with a prayer service at 7 p.m. Visitation will continue on Monday, March 19, at Ss. Peter and Paul Church, 710 N. Baird St. from 10 to 11 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m. with Msgr. Roy Klister officiating. Entombment at Allouez Catholic Chapel Mausoleum.

The family would like to thank Sister Loretta for her many visits and prayers. Also thanks to everyone at Unity Hospice for their care and support, especially Gina, Cara, and Mariah. Special thanks to volunteer, Tina Werchek for her support and time spent with Mom.

Posted March 18, 2007

Delarwelle, Mayme L.

Mayme L. Delarwelle, 90, Algoma, died Friday, March 16, 2007, at Algoma Long Term Care Unit. She was born Oct. 17, 1916, in Tonet to the late William and Margaret (Jadin) Dart. She married Erwin Delarwelle Nov. 19, 1935 at St. Martins Catholic Church in Tonet. He preceded her in death May 12, 2005. Mayme and Erwin moved to Algoma in 1946. She greatly enjoyed spending time with her grand and great-grandchildren, playing cards, baking and crocheting different things to give to people. She was a member of the St. Marys Rosary Society.

Mayme is survived by her children, Larry (Kathryn) Delarwelle, Burnsville, Minn.; Gayle Gulley, Forestville; Gail (John) Haack, Algoma; grandchildren, Steve (Tree) Delarwelle, Lisa (Bill) Colombo, Scott (Jill) Delarwelle, Chris (Sheryl) Delarwelle, Julie (Kevin) Coenen, Jamie (Chris) Killoren, Dave Delarwelle, Jolynn (Tom) Ryan, Jason (Lisa) Haack, Amy and Jodi Haack; 17 great-grandchildren; one sister-in-law Ceil Dart; one brother-in-law Louis Johnson; brother-in-law and sisters-in-law Beulah Delarwelle, Victoria (Andrew) Berger, Lillian Schmidt, and Hazel Dekeyser.

She is preceded in death by one son Garry Delarwelle, one brother Cliff Dart, three sisters Irene Dalebroux, Verna Johnson, Marcella Robinson, brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law.

Family and friends may call Tues., March 20, 2007, at St. Marys Catholic Church, Algoma from 3 to 5 p.m. with Mass of Christian Burial to follow at 5 p.m. Father Bill Swichtenberg will be officiating. Burial in St. Mary's Cemetery. Wiesner & Massart Funeral Home in Algoma is handling the arrangements.

The family wishes to extend special thanks to Algoma Long Term Staff, Dr. Rob Anderson, Tina Schmidt CNP, and the staff of Bay Road Place.

Posted March 18, 2007

Klevesahl, Roger H.

Roger H. Klevesahl, 77, Green Bay, died Friday evening, March 16, 2007, after a courageous battle with leukemia. He was born on June 20, 1929, in Zachow, to Leona (Schultz) Klevesahl and the late Gerhardt Klevesahl. Roger served his country in the United States Army from 1951 until 1952 in the military police. He married the former Marlene Drage on Aug. 28, 1954, in Bonduel. Roger was employed by Fort Howard Paper Company for 36 years, during which time, he never missed a day of work. He loved his family, and enjoyed traveling, eating out, listening to polka music, dancing, playing cards with his friends and woodworking in his back garage. Roger was a member of St. Mark Lutheran Church, and the Fort Howard Quarter Century Club.

Survivors include his wife of 52 years, Marlene; four daughters, Sue Grant (fiance, Pat DeNoble), Sally (Rick) Scheffen, Mary (Jim) Edmondson, and Carol Tesch (special friend, Paul Vlies); ten grandchildren, Rachel (Kurt) Kane, Crystal (Evan) Jeske, Justin Wendt, Lindsey VanDenPlas, Jenna Wendt, Matt Scheffen, Tracey Thyes, Sarah Scheffen, Kelly Thyes, and Brooke Edmondson; one great-grandson, Caleb Kane; his mother, Leona Klevesahl; one brother, James (Beatrice) Klevesahl; two brothers-in-law, Chuck Sumnicht and Ron (Ellie) Drage; a special aunt, Lucille Gardebrecht; and a special uncle, Hilbert Schultz. Nieces, nephews, other relatives, neighbors and friends also survive.

Roger was preceded in death by his father, a sister, Sandra Sumnicht and his mother and father-in-law, Ervin and Elda Drage.

Friends may call from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. Monday, at the Lyndahl Funeral Home. Visitation will continue on Tuesday, after 10 a.m. at St. Mark Evangelical Lutheran Church, 1167 Kenwood St., where funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. with Rev. Paul Kelm officiating. Full military honors will follow. Burial in the Nicolet Memorial Gardens.

Roger's family would like to extend a special thank you to the Vince Lombardi Cancer Clinic, especially Dr. Pukel, Aurora Hospital, Aurora Hospice, especially Jennifer, and to his special neighbor, Larry, for all their care and support.

Lyndahl Funeral Home

Posted March 18, 2007

Schumacher, Robert "Bob"

Robert "Bob" Schumacher, 88, formerly of Denmark, De Pere, and Lakewood, passed away peacefully on March 10, 2007, with his family at his side in Colorado. He was born on Nov. 30, 1918, in Green Bay, to the late Benjamin and Carrie Schumacher. On June 29, 1940, he married the love of his life, Ruth Paal. He was a World War II veteran, serving in Panama as a fire chief. Bob was employed at Procter and Gamble for 43 years and also operated a dairy farm in Denmark with Ruth and their five sons. In 1963, the family moved to De Pere. Bob and Ruth retired to their cottage in Lakewood in 1978. He was an avid hunter and fisherman, enjoying the time cutting wood for their home and the beautiful outdoors. He liked to bowl in the couple's league with Ruth, both in Denmark and De Pere, as well as golfing. In October of last year Bob and Ruth moved to Colorado, where many of his last days were spent admiring the wilderness, feeding the horses and gazing at Pike's Peak.

Bob is survived by his wife, Ruth; sons, James (Janet), West Bend; Thomas (Pamela), Green Bay; William (Karen Libuse), Elbert, Colo.; Timothy (Carol), Sobieski; one daughter-in-law, Carol (Anton) Skaleski. He is also survived by 13 grandchildren, Lori (Perry) Schneider, Julie (Scott) Whiffen, Steve (Lisa) Schumacher, Todd (Leslye) Schumacher, Darin (Tia) Schumacher, Liz (Bill) Corsten, Debbie (Joe) Mineau, David Schumacher, Tammy (Tim) Blanke, Nichole (Duke) Schumacher, Brandi (Robert) Schumacher, Matt (Jessica) Schumacher, Crystal (Ben) Erler; 21 great-grandchildren; one brother, Ben (Ann) Schumacher; one sister, Rita Schumacher; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Arnold Macco, Ron (Joyce) Hinkhouse; Milt (Betty) Paal; and many nieces and nephews.

Bob was preceded in death by his parents; his oldest son, Robert; two brothers and sisters-in-law, John (Florence) Schumacher, Richard (Serene) Schumacher; Jean (John) Hansen; Bernice Paal; Delores Macco.

Family and friends may call on Monday, March 19, 2007, at All Saints Catholic Church, 125 St. Claude St., Denmark, from 2 to 4 p.m. A memorial Mass will be held Monday at the church with the Rev. Ron Colombo officiating. Knutson-Cotter Funeral Home Denmark is assisting the family with arrangements. Online condolences may be expressed to the Schumacher family at cotterfuneralhome.com.

Posted March 18, 2007

Sheedy, Diane Kay

Diane Kay Sheedy, 51, Waverly, Iowa, died at home on Wednesday, March 14, 2007, of a heart attack. Diane was born Oct. 5, 1955, in Green Bay, to Robert and Mary Jean (Pelegrin) Sheedy. She was a resident of Suamico and Green Bay until moving to Waverly 17 years ago.

Diane was a 1973 graduate of Bay Port High School. She was employed at Kellogg National Bank, Green Bay, for several years before joining Northwest Engineering Inc., Green Bay. When Northwest was sold to Terex Cranes, Diane moved to the company's Waverly operation. She served as director of international sales for the company. She loved reading, movies and was an avid sports fan. Diane enjoyed cooking and couldn't resist a new recipe. Diane was known for her razor sharp wit and keen sense of humor.

In addition to her parents, Diane is survived by four sisters and a brother, Donna Sheedy, Green Bay; Dawn (Dan) Porter, Ione, Calif.; Denise (Kent) Tempus, Green Bay; David (Mary) Sheedy, Janesville; and Dixie (Elmo Jones) Sheedy, Green Bay; nieces and nephews, Dan Willmer, Cedar Rapids, Iowa; Chelsea and Connor Sheedy, Janesville; and Allie and Anna Mae Tempus, Shawano. She is further survived by aunts, uncles and many cousins and friends, and her cat, Bailey.

She was preceded in death by paternal grandparents, Ambrose and Flora (Burdeau) Sheedy and maternal grandparents, Vincent and Elvira (Marks) Pelegrin, and Minnie (Kuske) Pelegrin.

The family will receive friends at Ss. Edward and Isidore Catholic Church, 3667 Flintville Road, Green Bay, from 4 to 8 p.m. Monday, March 19. Visitation will continue Tuesday, March 20, from 9 to 11 a.m., followed by a funeral Mass, with Fr. David Kasperek officiating. Burial will be at the church cemetery in Flintville. Online condolences are welcome at www.PfotenhauerFuneralHome.com

In lieu of flowers, a memorial will be established.

The family wants to express a special thanks to Pat and Bev Phillips who were a Godsend to Diane.

PFOTENHAUER

Posted March 18, 2007

Smyth, Hugh Henry

Hugh Smyth, 98, Lakewood, died March 14, 2007, at Woodland Village Nursing Home, Suring. Hugh was born Jan. 10, 1909, in Lake Geneva, Wis. He came to the Lakewood area with his parents in 1919. He worked in the logging camps of Wisconsin and in the woods of Idaho. He worked in the wheat fields of North Dakota and Washington state. He was in the CCC's and entered the U.S. Army in 1942. He was with the 36th Division at the invasion of Salarno, Italy, in Sept. of 1943. Captured there by the Germans, he was a P.O.W. until released by the Russians in April 1945. Returning to Lakewood, he farmed and logged until retirement. He hiked and rode horseback thousands of miles. He was an avid deer hunter, but never learned to read a calendar, therefore he was often confused as to when deer season was opened or closed. His last concern was for someone to grease his shoes, so he could slide into the Promised Land.

He is survived by four sisters, Betty Betts, Francis Jackson, Micky Keesler, all of Lakewood; and Eileen Conley, Granton; one brother Dan, Lakewood, and nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, and one sister, Junice Peek.

There will be a visitation at the Dan Smyth residence, 14103 Smyth Rd, on Monday, March 19, from 11-2 p.m. Burial at Lakewood Cemetary at 2:15 p.m. Sylvan Post #44 Wabeno, WI American Legion, will conduct graveside honors.

Lloyd Fulcer

Funeral Service

Posted March 18, 2007

Van Rossum, Henry M.

Henry M. Van Rossum, 85, De Pere, died Friday, March 16, 2007, at home with family members by his side. Henry was born Oct. 14, 1921, to the late Peter and Dorothy (Van Lannen) Van Rossum. He married Luella Ambrosius on June 18, 1946, and they were blessed with seven children. She preceded him in death on Aug. 2, 1981. On April 19, 1991, he married Gert McDaniel, who survives him. Henry farmed his entire life on the family homestead. He enjoyed fishing trips, driving tractor and the companionship of his farm dogs. Most of all, he was a devoted husband and father who loved his family especially his grandchildren.

He is survived by his wife, Gertrude; sons, Richard (Bonnie), Dennis (Carol), Mike (special friend, Mary), Lyle (Theresa) and Scott (Joni); a daughter, Lisa (Joe) Draves; son-in-law, John (Mary) Fiers Jr.; a brother, George; a sister, Loretta (Melvin) Green; sisters-in-law, Rose Van Rossum, Bernice (Willy) Van Wychen, Germaine Ambrosius, Mickey Ambrosius and Carol (Richard) Peters. He is further survived by Gert's children, Mary (Dan) Loos, Donna (Myron) Schuette, Ken (Cher) McDaniel, Gordon (Linda) McDaniel and Steve (Ann) McDaniel. Henry and Gert had 30 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Luella; daughter, Bonnie Fiers; grandchildren, Patti and Andy Van Rossum; a great-grandchild, Zoe Fiers; brothers, Adrian (Ella), Charles (Harriet), Norbert and an infant brother, William; his sister, Bertha (Ed) Van Domelen; brothers-in-law, Wilfred Ambrosius and Harold Ambrosius; sisters-in-law, Darlene (Robert) Miller, and Ruth Van Rossum.

Henry's Mass of Christian Burial will be 5 p.m. on Thursday, March 22, 2007, at IMMACULATE CONCEPTION CATHOLIC CHURCH, N 5589 Cty. Rd. E, De Pere with Rev. David Kock and Parish Director Cinde Becker co-officiating. Friends will be received at church from 2 p.m. until the time of service.

In lieu of flowers, a memorial is being established.

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

The family would like to thank Unity Hospice and Home Instead Senior Care for the care and compassion they gave Dad during his time of need.

3/18/2007 Post Crescent

Posted March 18, 2007

St. Aubin, Roger L.

Roger L. St. Aubin, 78, Kaukauna, passed away March 15, 2007. He was born July 4, 1928, to the late Theodore and Julia (Gauthier) St.Aubin in Little Chute, where he was a resident most of his life. As a teenager, Roger was very active in the Boy Scouts where he and his brother, Bill were the first two Little Chute boys to earn the Eagle Scout award. As a young man, Roger continued his dedication to the Boy Scouts, serving both as a Sea Scout Leader and Scout Master. Roger is remembered fondly by many former scouts for the wonderful canoe trips he led through the Canadian wilderness, and for his work at Gardner Dam, Boy Scout Camp.

Roger graduated from Kaukauna High School (Class of '46) where he was very active as the school photographer, taking many of the year book photos. Shortly after graduation, Roger enlisted in the US Navy where he served at the Naval Air Stations on Saipan and Guam during the draw down of World War II. Afterwards he attended photography school in New York and for a short time thereafter operated a photography studio in Oconto Falls. Roger began a carpentry apprenticeship in 1949, and joined his brothers in the family construction business in Little Chute until his retirement.

On Aug. 30, 1950, Roger and Rosemary were wed at St. Mary's Catholic Church, Kaukauna, and made their home in Little Chute; there they raised their family of five children. Throughout his life Roger had many hobbies and was passionate about nature, gardening, beekeeping, photography, hunting, fishing, woodworking, science, and greatly enjoyed spending time with his family at their cabin Up North.

Roger is survived by his wife of 57 years, Rosemary (Meinert) St. Aubin, Kaukauna, five children, Louis St. Aubin, Kaukauna; Laurie St. Aubin (Eric), Perth, Australia; Jessica J Iowa; Lee St. Aubin (Lynn), Kaukauna; and Joel St. Aubin (Shannon) Anchorage, Alaska; three grandsons, Eli, Kyle and Ben; two granddaughters, Beth and Emma; a brother, William St. Aubin; a sister, Frances Ganley; three sisters-in-law, Jean St. Aubin, Aura Meinert, and Georgie Meinert; and brother-in-law, Jerome Meinert; and many nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Roger is preceded in death by his parents; his in-laws, Ferdinand and Beatrice Meinert; his sister, Constance Hopfensperger; his brother, Robert St. Aubin; his sisters-in-law, Virginia St. Aubin and Collette Wolf Vargo; brothers-in-law, Melvin Hopfensperger, Dr. Kenneth Meinert, and John Ganley; and a very dear and special cousin, Patrick St. Aubin.

The funeral liturgy for Roger will be held at 5 p.m. on Thursday, March 22, 2007, at St. John's Catholic Church, Little Chute, with Father David Funk, O.F.M. Cap. officiating. Burial will be in St. John's Catholic Cemetery, Little Chute. Friends may call at the church on Thursday, March 22. at 3 p.m. until the time of the service.

A memorial fund is being established.

Funeral arrangements are being coordinated by Verkuilen Funeral Home, Little Chute.

The family would like to offer their sincere appreciation and thanks to the dedicated staff at the St. Paul Home for their compassionate care and support they have given to Roger and his family, with a special thank you to Dr. Gustafson, Mary Deli, and Sister Dorothy.

Verkuilen Funeral Home

& Cremation Services

Little Chute 920-788-3321

Posted March 18, 2007

Van Deraa, Martin Jr.

Martin Van Deraa Jr. "Marty" Kaukauna, age 68, died unexpectedly following a short illness Wednesday, March 14, 2007. He was born September 24, 1938, in the Town of Freedom to the late Martin Sr. and Minnie (Sanderfoot) Van Deraa. On July 11, 1959, Marty married the former Joyce Heaney in Combined Locks. The couple lived in the Kaukauna area their entire married lives. Marty retired from employment at St. Elizabeth Hospital. He enjoyed riding his motorcycle, playing bingo and slots, and NASCAR racing. He was a member of Holy Cross Catholic Church.

He is survived by his wife of 48 years, Joyce, Kaukauna, two daughters: Susan Van Deraa (Special friend, Perry Linskens) and Linda (Special friend, Roy Otto) Van Deraa, all of Kaukauna; seven grandchildren: Sarah and Michelle Kappell, Lindsey, Makayla and Derek Otto, Leah and Coty Petit; four brothers-in-law; Jerome (Renne), Marvin (Phyllis), Jim (Leona) and Jerry (Jeanne); a sister-in-law, Theresa Van Deraa, sisters and brothers-in-law: Judy (Marvin) Vandevoort, Rose Anne (Donald) Huben, Elizabeth (John) Schmitz and Barb (Randy) Moehr and numerous nieces and nephews.

Marty was preceded in death by a sister, Barbara and a brother, Donald.

It was Marty's wish that no formal services be held and his body be cremated. Expressions of sympathy may be directed to Boettcher Family Funeral Home, 2401 Fieldcrest Dr., Kaukauna. 766-2099

You were a loving husband, father, grandfather, and friend, we will miss you dearly.

The family would like to express thanks to Marty's close friends, Benny and Maynard, for everything.

Posted March 18, 2007

Van Rossum, Henry M.

Henry M. Van Rossum, 85, De Pere, died Friday, March 16, 2007, at home with family members by his side. Henry was born Oct. 14, 1921, to the late Peter and Dorothy (Van Lannen) Van Rossum. He married Luella Ambrosius on June 18, 1946, and they were blessed with seven children. She preceded him in death on Aug. 2, 1981. On April 19, 1991, he married Gert McDaniel, who survives him. Henry farmed his entire life on the family homestead. He enjoyed fishing trips, driving tractor and the companionship of his farm dogs. Most of all, he was a devoted husband and father who loved his family especially his grandchildren.

He is survived by his wife, Gertrude; sons, Richard (Bonnie), Dennis (Carol), Mike (special friend, Mary), Lyle (Theresa) and Scott (Joni); a daughter, Lisa (Joe) Draves; son-in-law, John (Mary) Fiers Jr.; a brother, George; a sister, Loretta (Melvin) Green; sisters-in-law, Rose Van Rossum, Bernice (Willy) Van Wychen, Germaine Ambrosius, Mickey Ambrosius and Carol (Richard) Peters. He is further survived by Gert's children, Mary (Dan) Loos, Donna (Myron) Schuette, Ken (Cher) McDaniel, Gordon (Linda) McDaniel and Steve (Ann) McDaniel. Henry and Gert had 30 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Luella; daughter, Bonnie Fiers; grandchildren, Patti and Andy Van Rossum; a great-grandchild, Zoe Fiers; brothers, Adrian (Ella), Charles (Harriet), Norbert and an infant brother, William; his sister, Bertha (Ed) Van Domelen; brothers-in-law, Wilfred Ambrosius and Harold Ambrosius; sisters-in-law, Darlene (Robert) Miller, and Ruth Van Rossum.

Henry's Mass of Christian Burial will be 5 p.m. on Thursday, March 22, 2007, at IMMACULATE CONCEPTION CATHOLIC CHURCH, N 5589 Cty. Rd. E, De Pere, with Rev. David Kock and Parish Director Cinde Becker co-officiating. Friends will be received at church from 2 p.m. until the time of service.

In lieu of flowers, a memorial is being established.

The Boettcher Family Funeral Home is assisting the family. 920-766-2099

The family would like to thank Unity Hospice and Home Instead Senior Care for the care and compassion they gave Dad during his time of need.

Posted March 19, 2007

LaCount, Roland E. "Rollie"

Roland E. "Rollie" LaCount, 78, longtime resident of the Village of Howard, died unexpectedly Sunday, March 18, 2007. He was born Nov. 10, 1928, in Green Bay, to Joseph and Josephine (Daul) LaCount. Rollie served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. On June 23, 1951, he married Dolores Dessell at Annunciation Catholic Church. He had been employed in the plumbing and heating industry for many years, retiring from Murphy Supply. For many years, he was active in the Boy Scouts and was an active member of St. John the Baptist Parish. He was also a member and long time treasurer of the Knights of Columbus Duck Creek Council 6279.

Rollie is survived by his wife, Dolores; four children, Kathy (Joe) Treml, Susan (Gale) Norton, Dale (Linda) LaCount and Joseph (Jenny) LaCount; many grandchildren, step-grandchildren and great-grandchildren; two sisters, Dorothy Lawniczak and Hazel LaCount; two brothers, Roger LaCount and Raymond LaCount.

He was preceded in death by his parents; an infant son, John Paul; a sister, Gladys; three brothers, Wilfred, Russell and Earl.

Friends may call at Blaney Funeral Home, 1521 Shawano Ave., from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday. A Parish Wake Service and Knights of Columbus Memorial Service will be at 7 p.m. Tuesday. Friends may also call at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, 2597 Glendale Ave., from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Wednesday. The Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the church with Rev. John Bergstadt officiating. Burial will be in St. John the Baptist Cemetery. To send online condolences, please go to www.BlaneyFuneral Home.com.

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

The LaCount family extends their deepest gratitude to Dr. Fred Walbrun for his loving care.

3/19/2007 Post Crescent

Posted March 19, 2007

Meyer, Alice "Babe" M.

Alice "Babe" M. Meyer, 80, of the Township of Deer Creek, Outagamie County, passed away Friday, March 16, 2007, at the Riverside Medical Center, Waupaca. Alice was born on Dec. 13, 1926, in Wakefield, Mich., the daughter of the late Mitchell and Alice (Bricco) Guyette. She was raised in New London and on Aug. 27, 1947, married Duane Meyer at the St. Denis Catholic Church, Shiocton. The couple lived in the Township of Maine, Outagamie County for three years until moving to the Township of Deer Creek where they have lived since. Raising their family of three children, Alice had worked at Hortonville Manufacturing for ten years then worked at the Hortonville Canning Company. Her most precious "job" was caring for her family, making dresses and providing meals. She enjoyed sewing, cooking, playing cards, mysteries, her cats "Tiger" and "Calico" and dancing. Alice could tap dance up and down the stairs on roller skates. Musical talents included singing, playing guitar, pump organ and accordion. When traveling, Alice was an excellent navigator. She was a member of the Maranatha Baptist Church, Township of Navarino, Shawano County. She accepted Christ as her Savior in April of 1975. Her family takes great comfort in this blessed hope.

Survivors include her husband, Duane; her daughters, Susan (Leon) Mills, Clintonville; Deb (Jim) Crandall, Eaton, Colo.; her son, John D. (Donna) Meyer, Anderon, Ind.; four grandchildren, John W. (Erica) Meyer, Hollister, Fla.; Scott (Stacy) Meyer, Elwood, Ind.; Michelle (Andrew) Thomas, Hortonville; and Amy (Ryan) Bobula, Appleton; five great-grandchildren, Katie, Jenny and Annie Thomas, Scottie and Annie Meyer; her sister, May (Joe) Klein, Victorville, Calif.; her brother, Stanley (Helen) Guyette, Green Bay.

She was preceded in death by her parents; four sisters, Valerie, Beatrice, Vera and Grace, and four brothers, Orville, Loyas, Floyd and Francis.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, March 21, 2007, at the Maranatha Baptist Church, Township of Navarino, Shawano County, with the Rev. Greg Sorensen officiating. Interment will be in the Danish Cemetery, Township of Deer Creek, Outagamie County. Friends may call from 5 until 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Eberhardt-Stevenson Funeral Home, Clintonville, and after 10 a.m. Wednesday at the church, until the time of the service.

Condolences may be sent through www.eberhardt stevenson.com.

3/20/2007 GBPG

Posted March 20, 2007

Gilson, Joshua "Josh" J.

Joshua "Josh" J. Gilson, 27, De Pere resident, died unexpectedly Saturday, March 17, 2007, in Green Bay. He was born Oct. 4, 1979, in Kewaunee, to Ron and Cindy (Boulanger) Gilson. Josh was employed as a steamfitter for Plumbers and Steamfitters Local #400 at August Winter. Josh will be remembered for his love of life and his family. He was proud of his accomplishments. He thought a lot of his son and godson and will be greatly missed by all who knew him.

Survivors include one son, Logan and his mother, Vicky Drawenek, Wrightstown; his parents, Ron and Cindy Gilson, Luxemburg; one brother, Jason (special friend Jackie), Green Bay; one sister, Amber Gilson and her son, Aden (Josh's godson), Green Bay; a close family friend, Ali Schiller, Green Bay; his grandparents, Ervin and Eloise Gilson, Luxemburg; step-grandfather Larry Pinchart, New Franken. He is also survived by aunts and uncles, his godmother, Barb (Vince) Le Greve, Casco; Dale (Jayne) Boulanger, Algoma; Terri (Bert) Jacobs, New Franken; his godfather, Darrell (LuAnn) Boulanger, New Franken; Mike (LaVonne) Gilson, Luxemburg; Theresa (Steve) Jenquin, Green Bay; Nancy Gilson, Green Bay; Larry (Chris) Gilson, Denmark; Darrell (Mary) Gilson, Green Bay; Lori (Brian) Harris, Green Bay; Bev (Dave) Wojkiewicz, Green Bay; Sherry (special friend, Paul) Pinchart, Wrightstown; many cousins, other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Albert and Delores; and his aunt, Cindy.

Friends may call at Proko-Wall Funeral Home, 1630 E. Mason St., on Wednesday from 4 to 8 p.m. Visitation will continue on Thursday from 9 to 10:30 a.m. at Our Lady our Lourdes Church, 1307 Lourdes Ave., De Pere. Mass of Christian Burial 10:30 a.m. at the church with Rev. Conrad Kratz officiating. Entombment in the Shrine of the Good Shepherd Mausoleum. Online condolences can be sent to the Gilson Family at www.prokowall.com

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

Death leaves a heartache no one can heal.

Love leaves a memory no one can steal.

Posted March 20, 2007

Gingle, Francis "Jim"

Francis "Jim" Gingle, 80, Green Bay, died peacefully, Sunday, March 18, 2007, at St. Mary's Hospital. He was born June 8, 1926, in Junction City, Wis., to Frank and Margaret (Groher) Gingle. Jim served in the U.S. Air Force near the end of World War II in the Pacific Theatre. After the war, Jim married Jeannette Euclide on Oct. 29, 1949, at Annunciation Catholic Church. She preceded him in death on Sept. 7, 2005. Jim worked for the Green Bay & Western Railroad for 42 years. He loved spending time outdoors. He enjoyed hunting, especially deer and pheasant, trout fishing, ice fishing, gardening and was particularly proud of his roses. Jim also enjoyed placing a bet (or two) on any sporting event. He loved card games, especially cribbage, and in recent years he loved to watch game shows. Jim was an avid stock market watcher.

He is survived by his children and their spouses, Colleen (Dave) Baran, Pittsfield; Cindy (Steve) Drought, Rockford, Ill.; James (Christina) Gingle, Susan (Dan) Clover, all of Suamico; eight grandchildren and their spouses, Jason (Kelly) Drought, Jeff Drought, Shannon (Richard) Rees, Chase (fiancee, Leah Waerzeggers) Clover, Anika Gingle, Abram Gingle, Brett (Pam) Baran, Andy (Brandy) Baran; six great-grandchildren, Jade, Asia, Rio, Jacy, Jett, Cole; a very special aunt, Frances Craig and her family, De Pere; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Joyce Wirtz, Ashwaubenon; Carole (Jim) Quimby, Suamico; Nancy Pettis, California; Norb Mostek, Green Bay; his special friends, Ken and Barb Rees of England; cousins, other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Jeannette; two daughters, Lisa Gingle, Maria Gingle; his parents; his father-in-law and mother-in-law, John "Jack" and Ethel Euclide; an uncle, Mike Craig; his brothers-in-law, Bobby Euclide, Oscar Pettis, Bob Wirtz; and a sister-in-law, Marie Mostek.

Friends may call at Blaney Funeral Home, 1521 Shawano Ave., from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday. The funeral service will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home with the Rev. Steven Fewell officiating. Burial will be in Fort Howard Memorial Park.

Jim's family wishes to thank Dr. Walbrun and his nurse, Sharon, for their care and concern.

A memorial fund has been established in Jim's name to benefit the Titletown Chapter of Muskies, Inc.

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

Posted March 20, 2007

Guns, Gordon "Gordy" H.

Gordon "Gordy" H. Guns, 81, Bellevue, passed on to be with the Lord on March 18, 2007, due to complications of a stroke. He was born on June 2, 1925, in Bellevue, to the late Albert and Henriettia (VandenLangenberg) Guns. On May 8, 1948, he married the former Joyce Moore. Gordy worked seven years in construction and retired in 1987 from Procter & Gamble Paper Mill after 32 years of employment. For many years he was a member of the Catholic Order of Foresters and Catholic Knights.

Gordy was an avid gardener. He took special interest in his tons and tons of onions. He always enjoyed a good card game with family and friends. Gordy was a loving husband and father, always interested in his family from the children and grandchildren to the great-grandchildren.

Survivors include his wife of 59 years, Joyce; their four children and their spouses, Sue and Art Vyse, Russ and Mary Guns, Joan and Cliff Coppens, Jerry Guns; seven grandchildren, Tracy (Gregg) Potratz, Amy (Jeff) Stach, Becky Guns, Lori and Mark Guns, Timothy and Sean Coppens; four great-grandchildren, Jacob, Jessica, Emma Sue Potratz, and Chase Thielke. He is also survived by five sisters, Louella (Wencil) Froelich, Isabel Puyleart, Ursula Puyleart, Carol (Ron) Brice, Laverne (Don) Delaruelle; one brother, James (Sally) Guns; two sisters-in-law, Arleen Guns and Marilyn Guns; many nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one grandson, Douglas Guns; two brothers, Raphael Guns and Robert Guns; two brothers-in-law, Richard Puyleart and Ray Puyleart.

Friends may call at Proko-Wall Funeral Home, 1630 E. Mason St., on Wednesday from 4 to 8 p.m. Parish Prayer Service at 7 p.m. Visitation will continue on Thursday from 9 to 10 a.m. at St. Philip the Apostle Church, 312 Victoria St. Mass of Christian Burial 10 a.m. at the church with Rev. Dave Pleier officiating. Entombment at Allouez Chapel Mausoleum. Online condolences can be sent to the Guns family at www.prokowall.com.

The family would like to thank the staffs at Bellin Inpatient Rehab and Woodside Lutheran Home for their compassionate care and concern.

Posted March 20, 2007

Kabat, Lawrence Francis

Lawrence Francis Kabat, 90, died Monday, March 19, 2007. Lawrence was born Nov. 23, 1916, in Green Bay, to Joseph and Antoinette (Aulik) Kabat. He graduated from St. Patrick School and West High School. He and Bertha Hoeffs were married on Dec. 29, 1942, at St. Patrick Church.

Lawrence worked at and later owned Kabat's Shoes for Comfort, the business his father Joseph founded in 1909. The store had several locations on the near west side. Lawrence built the store on 111 N. Broadway from which he retired in 1977. Although all family members helped at the store through the years, Lawrence was very proud when his son Lawrence Jr. joined him in business and continued the tradition of quality foot care for customers.

Lawrence had been an active member of Annunciation and St. Jude Parishes, serving as president of the Men's Holy Name Society in both parishes. He was a lifetime member of the Knights of Columbus, 3rd Degree with Council #617 and 4th Degree with Council #1197 Marquette. He served as Secretary, Vice President and President of the Kiwanis Club. Lawrence belonged to the Westside Business Men's Club and was a charter member of Martha's Coffee Club. He was also a member of the Retired Men's Club. Lawrence and Berdie served as co-chairs of the Committee on Aging for the Green Bay Diocese.

Lawrence helped Fr. Tony Baier at St. Jude Parish to train the first group of laymen to be Mass servers and Eucharistic distributors. Lawrence joined these men in serving for many funerals. He spent many hours bringing the Eucharist to those in nursing homes and hospitals or those who were homebound. His greatest joy was in serving Mass for his son, Fr. Bob, while he was assistant pastor at St. Jude Parish.

Lawrence was a lifelong Packers fan. He attended games at the beginning of the franchise in Old City Stadium and later in Lambeau Field. Lawrence was a great golfer and played the game as long as he was able. Even when his health was making it difficult to walk he was still very competitive in putting. Lawrence enjoyed watching all sports, reading, solving crossword puzzles and going out to eat with his family. Lawrence enjoyed summers at the family cottage at Point Comfort and many winters with his wife in Arizona.

Lawrence was very proud of his family and enjoyed being involved in their many pursuits in person and later by phone. He is survived by his wife, Bertha, and seven of his eight children, Janet and Richard Sawyer, Southampton, N.J.; Lawrence Kabat and Cathy Valk, Green Bay; Rev. Robert Kabat, Seymour; Sr. Mary Kabat, Green Bay; Charles and Linda Kabat, Menominee, Mich.; Amy and Gary Oudenhoven, Stevens Point; and Anne and Kevin Scholz, Green Bay. He is also survived by his grandchildren, Teresa Sawyer and Sameh Uzzaman, Keith Sawyer and Lisa Gassaway, Deb Sawyer and Carey Netherton, Chris and Julie Kabat, Sarah and Jeff Lynch, Benji and Stephie Kabat, Laurie and Lee Hart, Dustin Kabat, Timothy Oudenhoven, Daniel Oudenhoven, and Tracey Oudenhoven. Step- grandchildren surviving are Brandy Francour, Dan Paquette, and Kenn Paquette. Great-grandchildren surviving are, Nathan Kabat, Noah Kabat, Chloe Kabat, Craig Kabat, Ayden Hart, Brodie Hart, Matthew Kabat, and Lucas Kabat. Step-great-grandchildren surviving are Brandon Armstrong, Meghan Francour, and Jaedan Tanguay. Lawrence is also survived by his sisters-in-law, Hazel Kabat, Alice Perleberg, Helen Massey, and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by an infant daughter, Joanne; his parents; twin sisters, Loraine and Marion; twin brothers, Robert and Richard; brother, Joseph Kabat; sisters and brothers-in-law, Lucille and Carl Tickler, and Bernadine and Eugene Farley. He was also preceded in death by sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Edna and Carl Kuntz, Margaret and Robert Dibble; and by brothers-in-law, Harvey Hoeffs, Lloyd Massey and Norman Perleberg.

Friends may call at Blaney Funeral Home, 1521 Shawano Ave., from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, March 21. There will be a Prayer Service at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday. The Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, March 22 at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, Seymour, with the Rev. Robert Kabat (Lawrence's son) officiating.

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

Memorials in Lawrence's name can be given to the New Motherhouse Fund of the Sisters of St. Francis of the Holy Cross. The family wishes to thank all who have been of help and support in these years of Lawrence's declining health.

Posted March 20, 2007

Prevost, Rosemary M. (Mrs Robert)

Rosemary M. (Mrs Robert) Prevost, 77, Green Bay resident, died Monday, March 19, 2007, at an area nursing home. Friends may call at Proko-Wall Funeral Home and Crematory, 1630 East Mason St., Green Bay, on Thursday from 4 to 8 p.m. Parish Prayer Service Thursday at 7 p.m. at the funeral home. Visitation will continue at St. Bernard Catholic Church, 2040 Hillside Lane, on Friday from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial at 10:30 a.m. with the Rev. Walter Stumpf officiating. Entombment in Allouez Catholic Chapel Mausoleum. Online condolences can be sent to the Prevost Family at www.prokowall.com. A complete obituary can be seen in tomorrow's edition.

Posted March 20, 2007

Samorske, Wilbur "Chub"

Wilbur "Chub" Samorske, 85, died Monday, March 19, 2007, at an area nursing home. He was born Aug. 24, 1921, to the late John and Margaret (Pasterski) Samorske. He served in the U.S. Coast Guard during World War II. He worked for George Hougard Construction Company. On Oct. 29, 1949, he married Lois Lange.

He is survived by his wife, Lois; one son, John (Lisa); one daughter, Lynn; three grandchildren, Nicholas, Erin and Nathan; stepbrother-in-law, Francis Dittmer and stepsister-in-law, Marion Calewarts.

He was preceded in death by three brothers, Norbert, Clarence, Lawrence (Esther); three sisters, Isabelle (Zeno) Krawczyk, Angeline, and Dorothy; half-brother, Francis Calewarts; stepsisters, Dorothy (Harry) Frisque and Evelyn Dittmer; stepbrother, Leslie Calewarts; stepfather, John Calewarts.

Friends may call at Prince of Peace Catholic Church (Pine Grove site) on Thursday from 9 to 11 a.m. Memorial Mass 11 a.m. at the church with Rev. Ron Belitz officiating. Proko-Wall Funeral Home is assisting the family. Online condolences can be sent to the Samorske Family at www.prokowall.com.

The family would like to express a special thank you to the staff at Bornemann Nursing Home.

Posted March 20, 2007

Schneider, Margaret M.

Margaret M. Schneider, 102, formerly of Cecil, passed away on Saturday, March 17, 2007, at Shawano. Margaret was born on Oct. 17, 1904, to the late Amsus and Minnie (Reimer) Hansen in the Town of Maple Grove. On Dec. 2, 1925, she married Clarence Schneider at Our Savior Lutheran Church. He preceded her in death on Feb. 4, 1978. Margaret was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church White Clay Lake, Cecil and a member of the Ladies Aid. She had also been a member of the Homemakers Club.

She is survived by her sons, Vernon (Bernice) Schneider, Kenneth (Arbutus) Schneider, Clarence (Barb) Schneider, all of Cecil; 14 grandchildren; 26 great- grandchildren; eight great-great-grandchildren; four step-great-grandchildren; four step-great-great-grandchildren; four sisters, Josephine Andrews, Green Bay; Ruth Bernetzke, Appleton; Eva Vander Velden, Green Bay; Lucille Campbell, Green Bay; many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Clarence; four brothers; one sister; a great-grandson, Greg.

Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, March 21, 2007, at 11 a.m. at Immanuel Lutheran Church White Clay Lake, Cecil with Rev. Steven Hyvonen officiating. Family and friends may call on Tuesday from 3 until 8 p.m. at Zastrow Funeral Home in Cecil and Wednesday at the church from 10 a.m. until the time of the services. Interment will be held at Emmanuel Lutheran Church Cemetery in Seymour.

3/20/2007 Herald Times Reporter

Posted March 20, 2007

Alice J. Brunner

Alice J. Brunner, age 95, of 1235 S. 24th St., Manitowoc, died Sunday evening, March 18, 2007, at Shady Lane Nursing Care Center.

The former Alice Franz was born July 24, 1911, in the town of Mishicot, daughter of the late Herman and Rose Bonfigt Franz. Alice was an accomplished artist that created beautiful oil paintings and greeting cards.

Survivors include one sister, Gertrude Oswald of Manitowoc; two brothers and two sisters-in-law, Victor (Lorraine) Franz of Two Rivers; Cyril Franz of Mishicot; Lucille Franz of Fla.; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends survive. She was preceded in death by one brother, Roland Franz; and three sisters, Caroline Haag; Lucille Wilfert; and Emily Fricke.

Funeral services will be held at noon Wednesday, March 21, 2007, at St. Francis of Assisi Parish-Waldo Blvd Site. The Rev. Gerald Foley will celebrate the Mass of Christian Burial with cremation to follow, and burial of her cremated remains at Holy Cross Cemetery in Mishicot at a later date. Relatives and friends may call at the church on Wednesday from 11 a.m. until the time of service at noon.

The Jens Family Funeral Home and Crematory of Manitowoc are serving the family.

Herald Times Reporter

March 20, 2007

Posted March 20, 2007

Charles L. Copiskey

Charles Lester Copiskey, age 75, of Sturgeon Bay, died suddenly on March 19, 2007, at Door County Memorial Hospital.

He was born May 28, 1931 in northern Door County to Lester and Mary (Nelson) Copiskey. Charles served in the U.S. Army for 22 years and retired as a Master Sergeant E-8 on July 1, 1970. During his military career, he was stationed in Germany, Korea, and Vietnam. After the service, Charles worked at the Dorchester Health and Rehab Center for 23 years. Charles was a life member of the VFW, past president of the Wolf River Area Wisconsin Square Dance Association, and past member of numerous other square dancing clubs. He was also a longtime member of St. Peters Lutheran Church. Charles enjoyed camping, traveling, sight seeing, listening to country and blue grass music, and going out to eat. On Aug. 25, 1973, he married Eileen Cumber.

Survivors include his wife, Eileen, two daughters, Lisa (Mark) Brauer and Kathy Copiskey, a son, Charles Jr., all of Sturgeon Bay; three step-daughters, Elaine (Gene) Dennis, Bonnie Vogel, all of Sturgeon Bay; and Erica (Ken) Odman, Ill.; a stepson, Richard (Lori) Dragosh, Ariz.; 16 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren; three sisters, Lucille (Ron) Kubichka, Joan Wilhelm, and Laverne Mathey, all of Manitowoc; stepfather, Richard Lau, Mountain; a sister-in-law, Elaine Cumber, Sturgeon Bay; and a brother-in-law, Clarence (Kay) Cumber, Sturgeon Bay; numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins. He was preceded in death by his parents, and two brothers-in-law: Bob Wilhelm and Lou Mathey.

Funeral services with military honors will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, March 24, 2007, at St. Peters Lutheran Church in Sturgeon Bay, with the Rev. Larry Zessin officiating. Burial will be at Blossomburg Cemetery.

Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. on Friday at the Forbes Funeral Home, and then after 10 a.m. on Saturday at the church until time of service. A prayer service will be conducted at 7:45 p.m. on Friday at the funeral home.

On line condolences may be offered from www.forbes funeralhome.com.

Herald Times Reporter

March 20, 2007

Posted March 20, 2007

Marcella Freis

Marcella Freis, age 101, formerly of the town of Centerville, passed away Sunday, March 18, 2007, at the Whitetail Estates Assisted Living under the care of Manitowoc County Community Hospice.

Marcella was born June 22, 1905 in the town of Centerville to the late Charlie and Emma (Heckmann) Voss. On Oct. 10, 1925, she married Hilbert A. Freis at St. James United Church of Christ, Spring Valley. He preceded her in death in 1998. They were privileged to celebrate 73 years of marriage. Marcella attended Lafollette School in the town of Centerville. After marriage, she and Hilbert resided on their dairy farm for 67 years. She enjoyed gardening, the apple and pear orchards, and going to Manitowoc farmer's market with the produce. She loved music, played the piano, and organized family sing-alongs. She was well known for her skill at tatting, sharing her handiwork with family and friends. Marcella was a member of St. John-St. Peter Evangelical Lutheran Church, where she sang in the choir for many years, and also belonged to the Ladies Aid Society.

Marcella is survived by her daughters, Carol (Vernon) Grupe of Cleveland; Sandra Fries of Appleton; and Rogene (Roger) Stolsen of Stillwater, Minn. She is also survived by 10 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren, and three great-great-grandchildren. She is further survived by many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by a grandchild, a great-grandchild, and two brothers, Stanley and Roy Voss.

Funeral services for Marcella will be held on Thursday, March 22, 2007, at 2 p.m. at St. John-St. Peter Evangelical Lutheran Church in Cleveland. The Rev. David Endorf, pastor, will officiate. Friends may call at the church on Thursday from 11 a.m. until the time of service. Burial will follow services in St. John's (Kassa) Cemetery following services.

A memorial fund has been established in her name for Proclaiming Christ-Today and Tomorrow, Care of St. John-St. Peter Evangelical Lutheran Church, 1255 W. Washington, Cleveland, WI 53015.

Zimmer's Westview Funeral & Cremation Care Center is assisting the family with arrangements.

Condolences may be sent online at zimmerfuneral home.com.

The family would like to thank the staff of Whitetail Estates for the loving care Marcella received during her stay.

Herald Times Reporter

March 20, 2007

Posted March 20, 2007

Wayne 'Jim' Sekadlo

Wayne "Jim" Sekadlo, age 71, of Sturgeon Bay, passed away peacefully at his home with his family by his side, in the early afternoon of Saturday, March 17, 2007.

He was born July 6, 1935, to the late Ben and Emma (Bouchek) Sekadlo in Two Rivers. He attended Saint Lukes Catholic School and Washington High, where he graduated with the class of 1953. Wayne worked at Hamilton Manufacturing until entering the armed forces. He married Gladdy Erickson on Sept. 1, 1956, at Saint Lukes Catholic Church in Two Rivers. After completion of Western Union School in Crawsfordsville, Ind. He worked at offices in Beloit, Two Rivers and Rice Lake, before coming to manage the Sturgeon Bay office in 1960. When the Western Union office closed in Sturgeon Bay, he was then employed by Milwaukee Shoe Company. He later worked for and acquired the distributorship with Lake to Lake Dairy. His last place of employment until retirement was at WireCraft Manufacturing as purchasing agent. Wayne's favorite past time was antiquing and teasing his grandchildren.

He is survived by his loving wife and best friend of 50 years, Gladdy; and three children, Jay (Sandy) Sekadlo; Jodi (Rick) Gigot, Sturgeon Bay; and Julie (Steve) Destree, New Franken; nine beautiful grandchildren, Ashley, Alyson, and Alyssa Sekadlo; Cody, Colton and Clint Gigot; Jordan, Lacey, and Taylor Destree; and his faithful companion, his Scotty dog, Josie; a sister, Bernie (George) Hrdina, Wausau; a brother-in-law, Melvin Erickson, Two Rivers; two sisters-in-law, Mickey Erickson, Two Rivers; Glee (Buzz) Asplund, Clarksville, Ind. He was preceded in death by his parents, Ben and Emma Sekadlo; infant brothers; his in-laws, Edith and Hjalmar Erickson; a brother-in-law, Paul Erickson; sister-in-law, Marge Erickson; and a nephew, Paul Asplund.

Funeral services will be held at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 22, 2007, at the Forbes Funeral Home, with the Rev. Anthony Birdsall officiating. Friends may call after 4 p.m. Thursday, until time of service at the funeral home.

On-line condolences may be offered from www.forbes funeralhome.com.

Special thanks to Unity Hospice and the Door County Memorial Hospital Oncology Department, for their wonderful care and support.

Herald Times Reporter

March 20, 2007

3/20/2007 Post Crescent

Posted March 20, 2007

St. Aubin, Roger L.

Roger L. St.Aubin, 78, Kaukauna, passed away March 15, 2007. He was born July 4, 1928, to the late Theodore and Julia (Gauthier) St.Aubin in Little Chute, where he was a resident most of his life. As a teenager, Roger was very active in the Boy Scouts where he and his brother, Bill were the first two Little Chute boys to earn the Eagle Scout award. As a young man, Roger continued his dedication to the Boy Scouts, serving both as a Sea Scout Leader and Scout Master. Roger is remembered fondly by many former scouts for the wonderful canoe trips he led through the Canadian wilderness, and for his work at Gardner Dam, Boy Scout Camp.

Roger graduated from Kaukauna High School (Class of '46) where he was very active as the school photographer, taking many of the year book photos. Shortly after graduation, Roger enlisted in the US Navy where he served at the Naval Air Stations on Saipan and Guam during the draw down of World War II. Afterwards he attended photography school in New York and for a short time thereafter operated a photography studio in Oconto Falls. Roger began a carpentry apprenticeship in 1949 and joined his brothers in the family construction business in Little Chute until his retirement.

On Aug. 30, 1950, Roger and Rosemary were wed at St. Mary's Catholic Church, Kaukauna, and made their home in Little Chute; there they raised their family of five children. Throughout his life Roger had many hobbies and was passionate about nature, gardening, beekeeping, photography, hunting, fishing, woodworking, science, and greatly enjoyed spending time with his family at their cabin Up North.

Roger is survived by his wife of 57 years, Rosemary (Meinert) St. Aubin, Kaukauna, five children, Louis St. Aubin, Kaukauna; Laurie St. Aubin (Eric), Perth, Australia; Jessica Jacobs (Bruce), Cedar Rapids, Iowa; Lee St. Aubin (Lynn), Kaukauna; and Joel St. Aubin (Shannon) Anchorage, Alaska; three grandsons, Eli, Kyle and Ben; two granddaughters, Beth and Emma; a brother, William St. Aubin; a sister, Frances Ganley; three sisters-in-law, Jean St. Aubin, Aura Meinert, and Georgie Meinert; and brother-in-law, Jerome Meinert; and many nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Roger was preceded in death by his parents; his in-laws, Ferdinand and Beatrice Meinert; his sister, Constance Hopfensperger; his brother, Robert St. Aubin; his sisters-in-law, Virginia St. Aubin and Collette Wolf Vargo; brothers-in-law, Melvin Hopfensperger, Dr. Kenneth Meinert, and John Ganley; and a very dear and special cousin, Patrick St. Aubin.

The funeral liturgy for Roger will be held at 5 p.m. on Thursday, March 22, 2007, at St. John's Catholic Church, Little Chute, with Father David Funk, O.F.M. Cap. officiating. Burial will be in St. John's Catholic Cemetery, Little Chute. Friends may call at the church on Thursday, March 22, at 3 p.m. until the time of the service.

A memorial fund is being established.

Funeral arrangements are being coordinated by Verkuilen Funeral Home, Little Chute.

The family would like to offer their sincere appreciation and thanks to the dedicated staff at the St. Paul Home for their compassionate care and support they have given to Roger and his family, with a special thank you to Dr. Gustafson, Mary Deli, and Sister Dorothy.

Verkuilen Funeral Home

3/21/2007 GBPG

Posted March 21, 2007

Prevost, Rosemary M. (Mrs. Robert)

Rosemary M. (Mrs. Robert) Prevost, 77, Green Bay resident, died Monday, March 19, 2007, at an area nursing home.

She was born July 1, 1929, in Green Bay, to the late William and Myrtle (Gantz) Piton.

On Jan. 29, 1945, Rosemary married Robert J. Prevost. She was a member of St. Bernard Catholic Church and the St. Bernard's Altar Society.

Rosemary was a great housewife who showed her deepest love to all her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She enjoyed golf, gambling, bridge and going to their cabin. She also enjoyed all her special friends in her clubs.

Survivors include her husband, Robert; four daughters and two sons-in-law, Barb Kugel, Green Bay; Linda Goldsmith, Marinette; Sharon and Don Adams, Green Bay; Chris and Wally Weidner, Green Bay; three sons and daughters-in-law, Fred and Mary Prevost, Wausaukee; Robert and Karen Prevost, Marinette; Mark and Chris Prevost, Eau Claire; 18 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren. She is further survived by one brother, Bill (Theresa) Piton, Spokane, Wash.; two sisters and one brother-in-law, Betty (Ralph) Carpenter, Green Bay; and Marge Vandermuss, Green Bay.

In addition to her parents and grandparents, she was preceded in death by one son-in-law, Gene Goldsmith; one brother, Gerald Piton; one sister, Jane Carpenter; and two brothers-in-law, Norman "Cookie" Carpenter and Dick Vandermuss.

Friends may call at Proko-Wall Funeral Home and Crematory, 1630 East Mason St., Green Bay, on Thursday from 4 to 8 p.m. Parish prayer service Thursday at 7 p.m. at the funeral home. Visitation will continue at St. Bernard Catholic Church, 2040 Hillside Lane, on Friday from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial at 10:30 a.m. with the Rev. Walter Stumpf officiating. Entombment in Allouez Catholic Chapel Mausoleum. Online condolences can be sent to the Prevost Family at www.prokowall .com.

The family would like to express a special thank you to the staff and nurses of Borneman's Nursing Home, Unity Hospice as well as Dr. Rank.

In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund has been established with donations being given to Unity Hospice.

Posted March 21, 2007

Schenk, Sherry L. "Bird"

Sherry L. "Bird" Schenk, 45, Green Bay, died Monday, March 19, 2007, following a lengthy illness.

She was born Nov. 16, 1961, in Milwaukee, to Murry and Carrie (Briggs) Schenk.

Sherry will be remembered for her easy-going and fun-loving free spirit. Her determination and understanding were her best blessings. Sherry enjoyed spending time with her family, taking care of her niece, Alexis and spending time with her niece, Tanya. Sherry's smile will live in the hearts of all who knew her.

Sherry will be deeply missed by her three children, Jesse Schenk, Jeremy Nutt and Ashley Nutt; her loving mother, Carrie Schenk; brother and sisters and their spouses, Pam (Pat) Reince, Todd Hinkfuss and his girlfriend, Leanne Barry, Dana (Joe) Bomski. She is also survived by her half-brothers and half-sister, Danny Schenk, Dale Schenk, Stacey Schenk; many cousins, nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and friends.

She was preceded in death by her father, Murry Schenk.

Friends may call at Blaney Funeral Home, 1521 Shawano Ave., from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday. The funeral service will be at 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home with Rev. Jean Marie Moreau officiating. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery. To send online condolences, please go to www.BlaneyFuneralHome.com.

The Schenk family extends their deepest gratitude to Dr. Amy James for all her wonderful care. Thanks also to Joan "Bitsy" Alberts for her compassionate loving care when Sherry needed it most.

Posted March 21, 2007

Van Rossum, Henry M.

Henry M. Van Rossum, 85, De Pere, died Friday, March 16, 2007, at home with family members by his side.

Henry was born Oct. 14, 1921, to the late Peter and Dorothy (Van Lannen) Van Rossum.

Henry's Mass of Christian Burial will be 5 p.m. on Thursday, March 22, 2007, at IMMACULATE CONCEPTION CATHOLIC CHURCH, N 5589 Cty. Rd. E, De Pere, with Rev. David Kock and Parish Director Cinde Becker co-officiating. Friends will be received at church from 2 p.m. until the time of service.

In lieu of flowers, a memorial is being established.

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

3/21/2007 Post Crescent

Posted March 21, 2007

Cumber, Jane Ann (Kamine)

Jane Ann "Janeann" (Kamine) Cumber, Menasha, age 56, passed away after a long fight with Cancer on Monday, March 19, 2007. She was born in the state of New York on September 28, 1950, the daughter of Reinhart and Leova (Cavert) Kamine. On October 20, 1978, she married her husband of 28 years, Steven Cumber. Janeann loved her family and particularly liked to play with her grandchildren. She will be remembered for her love of crossword puzzles and playing bingo.

Janeann is survived by her husband, Steve; father, Reinhart Kamine; children: Paul (April) Cumber, Menasha; Rebecca (Alejandro) Hernandez, Menasha; grandchildren: Selena, Christina, Curtis, Dylan, Alejandro Jr., Ryan, and Blake; brothers: Russell Kamine, David Kamine, Peter (Karen) Kamine, Mark (Karen) Kamine; sisters: Nancy (Bud) Thompson and Betty Kamine; and further survived by many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her mother, Leova Darlene Kamine; brother, Raymond Kamine; and many aunts and uncles.

The funeral service will be at 1 p.m. on Thursday, March 22, 2007, at Wichmann's Tri-County Chapel, 3212 S. Oneida St., Menasha, with Rev. Larry Matthews officiating. Friends will be received at the funeral home on Thursday from 11 a.m. until the time of the service. Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery, Appleton.

The family extends a special thank you to the staff at St. Elizabeth's I.C.U. for their open and compassionate care.

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

WICHMANN FUNERAL HOME

3/21/2007 Door County Advocate

Posted March 20, 2007

Charles Copiskey

Charles Lester Copiskey, 75, Sturgeon Bay, died suddenly Monday, March 19, 2007, at Door County Memorial Hospital.

He was born May 28, 1931, in northern Door County, to Lester and Mary (Nelson) Copiskey.

Charles served in the U.S. Army for 22 years and retired as a master sergeant E-8 July 1, 1970. During his military career, he was stationed in Germany, Korea, and Vietnam.

After the service, Charles worked at the Dorchester Health and Rehabilitation Center for 23 years.

Charles was a life member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, past president of the Wolf River Area Wisconsin Square Dance Association, and a past member of numerous other square dancing clubs. He was also a longtime member of St. Peters Lutheran Church.

Charles enjoyed camping, traveling, sightseeing, listening to country and bluegrass music, and going out to eat.

Aug. 25, 1973, he married Eileen Cumber.

Survivors include his wife, Eileen; two daughters, Lisa (Mark) Brauer, and Kathy Copiskey; a son, Charles Jr., all of Sturgeon Bay; three stepdaughters, Elaine (Gene) Dennis and Bonnie Vogel, all of Sturgeon Bay, and Erica (Ken) Odom, Illinois; a stepson, Richard (Lori) Dragosh, Arizona; 16 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; three sisters, Lucille (Ron) Kubichka, Joan Wilhelm, and Laverne Mathey, all of Manitowoc; stepfather, Richard Lau, Mountain; a sister-in-law, Elaine Cumber, Sturgeon Bay; and a brother-in-law, Clarence (Kay) Cumber, Sturgeon Bay; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and two brothers-in-law, Bob Wilhelm and Lou Mathey.

Funeral services with military honors will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 24, at St. Peters Lutheran Church in Sturgeon Bay, with the Rev. Larry Zessin officiating. Burial will be at Blossomburg Cemetery.

Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday, March, 23, at Forbes Funeral Home and then after 10 a.m. Saturday at the church until time of services. A prayer service will be conducted at 7:45 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

Online condolences may be offered from www.forbesfuneralhome.com.

Posted March 19, 2007

Wayne Sekadlo

Wayne Sekadlo, 71, Sturgeon Bay, passed away peacefully at his home with his family by his side, in the early afternoon Saturday, March 17, 2007.

He was born July 6, 1935, to Ben and Emma (Bouchek) Sekadlo in Two Rivers.

He attended St. Luke’s Catholic School and Washington High where he graduated with the class of 1953.

Wayne worked at Hamilton Manufacturing until entering the armed forces.

He married Gladdy Erickson Sept. 1, 1956, at St. Luke’s Catholic Church in Two Rivers.

After completion of Western Union School in Crawsfordsville, Ind., he worked at offices in Beloit, Two Rivers and Rice Lake before coming to manage the Sturgeon Bay office in 1960. When the Western Union office closed in Sturgeon Bay, he was then employed by Milwaukee Shoe Company. He later worked for and acquired the distributorship with Lake to Lake Dairy. His last place of employment until retirement was at WireCraft Mfg. as purchasing agent.

Wayne’s favorite pasttimes were antiquing and teasing his grandchildren.

He is survived by his loving wife and best friend of 50 years, Gladdy; three children, Jay (Sandy) Sekadlo, Jodi (Rick) Gigot, Sturgeon Bay, and Julie (Steve) Destree, New Franken; nine beautiful grandchildren, Ashley, Alyson, and Alyssa Sekadlo, Cody, Colton and Clint Gigot and Jordan, Lacey, and Taylor Destree; his faithful companion, his Scotty dog, Josie; a sister, Bernie (George) Hrdina, Wausau; a brother-in-law, Melvin Erickson, Two Rivers; two sisters-in-law, Mickey Erickson, Two Rivers, and Glee (Buzz) Asplund, Clarksville, Ind.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Ben and Emma Sekadlo; infant brothers; his in-laws, Edith and Hjalmar Erickson; a brother-in-law, Paul Erickson; sister-in-law, Marge Erickson; and a nephew, Paul Asplund.

Funeral services will be at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 22, at the Forbes Funeral Home, with the Rev. Anthony Birdsall officiating.

Friends may call after 4 p.m. Thursday until time of services.

Online condolences may be offered from www.forbesfuneralhome.com.

Special thanks to Unity Hospice and the Door County Memorial Hospital Oncology Department for their wonderful care and support.

3/22/2007 GBPG

Posted March 22, 2007

Delveaux, Mary Ann

Mary Ann Delveaux, 81, Algoma, died Tuesday, March 20, 2007, after a very long, courageous and determined battle with cancer at the Skilled Nursing Facility in the Door County Memorial Hospital in Sturgeon Bay. She was born March 27, 1925, in Forestville, to Andrew and Emma (Tesar) Lawrence. Mary Ann married Milton Delveaux in June of 1947 and her preceded her in death in 1976. Mary Ann was a very patient, loving, kind, caring, and gentle wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She was a friend to all. Mary Ann was a member of the "Grapes," a group of ladies who grew up together in Forestville and continued to meet monthly. Their last get-together was on Tuesday, March 13, 2007, while visiting Mary Ann at the Skilled Nursing Facility of Door County Memorial Hospital. Mary Ann continued to hold the office of president of the Legion Auxiliary in Algoma until her death. She was also a member of the Red Hatters in Algoma, St. Mary's Parish and Rosary Society. A few years back, she was also a member of the Algoma Community Band and she had been a member of the Homemakers Club.

She loved getting together with family and friends. She loved holidays and spending time with loved ones. She was a seasonal camper at Jellystone from 1969 to 1977. She enjoyed visiting family at Jellystone in Sturgeon Bay on Sunday's during the summer and attending Mass there. She enjoyed trips to Minnesota and going out for special dinners. In her earlier years of marriage, Mary Ann enjoyed trips to Norfolk, Va., with her children while her husband, Milton, was on Naval duty there for two weeks at a time. Mary Ann was the first woman treasurer of Algoma in 1957. She later worked as the reprographics coordinator and also secretary for the Algoma School District. Her last several years of employment were spent with Father Bill Kuhr for St. Mary's Parish.

Survivors include her three children, Kathy (David) Wisnicky, Rick (Betty) Delveaux, all of Algoma; and Jay (Theresa) Delveaux, Maplewood, Minn; eight grandchildren, Troy Krause, Green Bay; Tara Krause, Andrew and Matthew Wisnicky, all of Algoma; Tracie (Tim) Cochart, Brussels; Alex Delveaux (fiancee, Malorie), Algoma; Stephanie and Kimberly Delveaux, Maplewood, Minn; one step-grandson, Rick (Cory) Wisnicky; two great-grandchildren, McKenzie Krause and Thomas Cochart; two brothers and three sister-in-law, Charles (Nancy) Lawrence, Menasha; Andy (Betty) Lawrence, Sturgeon Bay; and Iola Lawrence, Green Bay; nieces and nephews.

She was further preceded in death by her grandson, Zachary Wisnicky in 1987; parents, Andrew and Emma (Tesar) Lawrence; sister, Kathryn; and brother, Kenneth.

Mary Ann was deeply loved by her family and all who knew her. She will be greatly missed.

Friends may gather at the Schinderle Funeral Home, Algoma, from 4 to 8 p.m.Thursday, (TODAY) March 22, 2007 and after 10 a.m. Friday at St. Mary's Catholic Church until the Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m. with Rev. Bill Kuhr officiating. Prayer service 7:30 p.m. Thursday (TODAY) at the funeral home. Burial in the church cemetery.

Mom, we love you and know you are in a better place. We hold you close in our hearts, as we do Dad. We will see you both again some day. Love you, Kathy Rick, Jay and families.

The family would like to thank Dr. Marcus Steele, Dr. R. Bradley Nelson, Unity Hospice, St. Vincent Oncology, Cancer Center at DCMH, all who helped with Mom's care at Door County Memorial Hospital and Skilled Nursing Facility and the Algoma Rescue Squad.

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

Posted March 22, 2007

Romanek, Lois Alexina (Martin)

Lois Alexina (Martin) Romanek, 75, Green Bay, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family Wednesday, March 21, 2007, following a long battle with leukemia. She was born Oct. 18, 1931, in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, to Meryl (Meyers) Martin and the late William Martin. On Nov. 8, 1952, Lois married T.J. Romanek at Holy Ghost Catholic Church in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. In 1968, Lois and her family relocated from Canada to Green Bay. Lois was a dedicated wife, mother and grandmother. She loved spending time with her grandchildren and their family dogs. In her early life she was a speed skater and loved to participate in the sport, curling. She also loved baking and making crafts, especially with her grandchildren.

She is survived by her children and their spouses, Darlene and Bill Menacher, Linda and Dan Tuyls, Dean and Lori Romanek, Susan Romanek, Darrell and Terrie Romanek; her grandchildren, Matthew Menacher and his fiancee, Eileen, Markie Menacher, Lacy Tuyls and her fiance, Tim, Nicole and Kari Tuyls, Eric, Ashley and Amber Romanek, Aaron, Amanda and Emily Romanek, Katie and Mike Zoller, Kaya and Jon Seidl; her mother, Meryl Martin; her sisters, Lorraine, Arla, Lynne; a brother, Wayne; brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her husband, T.J. Romanek; her father, William Martin; and a sister, Wilma Huff.

According to the family's wishes, private services will he held. Blaney Funeral Home is assisting the family. To send online condolences, please go to www.BlaneyFuneralHome.com.

Lois' family extends a very special thank you to all the doctors, nurses and hospital staff who were the caregivers for their mother.

3/22/2007 Post Crescent

Posted March 22, 2007

Lamers, Art H.

Art H. Lamers, of Kaukauna, age 95, passed peacefully on Tuesday, March 20, 2007, at home. He was born February 16, 1912, to the late Jacob and Nellie (Van Domelan) Lamers in the Town of Buchcanan. He married the former Leone Berg on June 30, 1936, at St. Mary Catholic Church in Kaukauna. Art was a self taught Tool and Die Maker, working fulltime for Essential Products for 30 years. The following 20 years, the Schommer sons gave further meaning to Art’s life by continuing to consult him on projects and remaining involved in his life. He was an avid Barber Shopper and was a founding father of the local chapter here in Kaukauna.

Art was an active and longtime member of Holy Cross Catholic Church, serving as a communion distributor, involved in the church choir since the age of 7, as well as contributing on the Holy Cross Home School Committee (PTA) and the Visitation Committee — Hospital and Home Bound. Most of all, Art was a devoted father and husband, he cherished his family and felt blessed to have lived a wonderful and long life. He will be missed by all who knew him.

He is survived by his wife of 70 years, Leone Lamers; five children: Ken (Mary) Lamers, Can (Cher) Lamers, Dave (Donna) Lamers, Chip (Mary) Lamers and Barbara (Terry) Achten; 18 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Jake and Nellie Lamers, 12 brothers and sisters, and a son Paul Lamers.

Art’s Mass of Christian Burial will be 11 a.m. on Friday, March 23, 2007, at HOLY CROSS CATHOLIC CHURCH, 309 Desnoyer Street, Kaukauna, with Fr. Jack T. Mullarkey and Fr. Bob Vandenberg co-officiating. Friends will be received on Friday, at Church, from 9:30 a.m. until the time of service. Burial will take place in the parish cemetery. In lieu of flowers a memorial is being established. The Boettcher Family Funeral Home is assisting the family. 920-766-2099.

The family would like to thank Leone for 70 years of devoted love, Dr. Jack Meyer, Yvonne and the Affinity Hospice Team as well as the many family members, neighbors and friends who helped Dad during his time of need.

3/20/2007 Kewaunee County Newspapers

Tue, Mar 20, 2007

Delarwelle, Mayme L.


Mayme L. Delarwelle, 90, Algoma, died Friday, March 16, 2007 at Algoma Long Term Care Unit. She was born Oct. 17, 1916, in Tonet to the late William andMargaret (Jadin) Dart.

She married Erwin Delarwelle Nov. 19, 1935 at St. Martins Catholic Church in Tonet. Mayme and Erwin moved to Algoma in 1946. She greatly enjoyed spending time with her grand and great-grandchildren, playing cards, baking, and crocheting different things to give to people. She was a member of the St. Marys' Rosary Society.

Mayme is survived by her children, Larry (Kathryn) Delarwelle, Burnsville, Minn.; Gayle Gulley, Forestville; Gail (John) Haack, Algoma; grandchildren, Steve (Tree) Delarwelle, Lisa (Bill) Colombo, Scott (Jill) Delarwelle, Chris (Sheryl) Delarwelle, Julie (Kevin) Coenen, Jamie (Chris) Killoren, Dave Delarwelle, Jolynn (Tom) Ryan, Jason(Lisa) Haack, Amy and Jodi Haack; 17 great-grandchildren; one sister in law Ceil Dart; one brother in law Louis Johnson; brother in law and sisters in law Beulah Delarwelle, Victoria (Andrew) Berger, Lillian Schmidt,and Hazel Dekeyser.

She was preceded in death by husband, Erwin on May 12, 2005, one son Garry Delarwelle, one brother Cliff Dart, three sisters Irene Dalebroux, Verna Johnson, Marcella Robinson, brothers-in -law and sisters-in- law.
Family and friends called Tues. March 20, 2007, at St. Marys' Catholic Church, Algoma from 3 to 5 p.m. with Mass of Christian Burial following at 5 p.m. Father Bill Swichtenberg was officiating. Burial was in St. Mary's Cemetery. Wiesner & Massart Funeral Home in Algoma handled the arrangements.
The family wishes to extend special thanks to Algoma Long Term Staff, Dr. Rob Anderson, Tina Schmidt CNP, and the staff of Bay Road Place.


Geier, Gilbert J.

Gilbert J. Geier, 90, Kewaunee died Tuesday, March 13, 2007 at the Kewaunee Care Center. He was born January 8, 1917 in Kewaunee to the late Charles and Anna (Berkovitz) Geier.

Gilbert married the former Esther Maigatter on May 4, 1940. He worked at Kewaunee Equipment Company for many years and later at the Wausaukee Club until retiring. After retiring, he worked as a security guard at Kewaunee Engineering Co. He was a member of Holy Rosary Church.

Survivors include one daughter and son-in-law, Carol and Tom Kielcheski, Menasha; three grandchildren, Wendy (Jeff) Ruedinger, Larsen, Wis; Scott (Lisa) Wians, Appleton; Jody Wians and special friend, Erik, Appleton; nine great- grandchildren, Sarah, Rebecca, Tyler, Kyle, Hannah, Kimberly, Amber, Abby and Alex; two great grandchildren, Hailey and Owen; two brothers-in-law, Harold (Ruth) Maigatter,and David (Janet) Maigatter, all of Kewaunee; numerous nieces and nephews and a special friend, Joe Kinjerski.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Esther, on May 4, 1940, and one son, Charles and seven brothers and sisters and their spouses.
Friends called after 9:30 a.m. Friday, at Holy Rosary Church, Kewaunee until time of services. Mass of Christian Burial was held at the church with Fr. William Swichtenberg officiating. Burial will be in Riverview Cemetery.

The family would like to give special thanks to Dr. Thomas Zenner and the staff of the Kewaunee Care Center for the care and compassion that they gave Gilbert.


Hocks, Carol Jean

Carol Jean Hocks, 70, Rio Creek, died Thursday, March 15th, 2007, peacefully at home surrounded by her family. She was born Oct. 22, 1936 in the Town of Lincoln to the late Jule and Irene (Lukes) Delebreau.
Carol married George Monroe Hocks, May 14, 1957 at St. Peter Catholic Church, Lincoln. Carol farmed along with her husband in Rio Creek. She enjoyed spending quality time with her grandchildren, baking and cooking, sewing and patching and gardening.

Carol is survived by her husband of 49 years George Monroe, her daughters, Cynthia (Dan) Vertz, Algoma; Christina (Craig) Giesseman, Sturgeon Bay; grandchildren, Eric (Lacey) Vertz, Amy (fianc'e, Bryan) Vertz, Isaac ( Special friend Beckie) Vertz, Cory and Casey Giesseman; one brother-in-law, Bernard Hocks; Five Nephews, one niece and many cousins.

Carol is Preceded in death by one sister, Rosemary (Hilbert) Jorgensen, one sister-in-law Roseann Jochman, one brother-in-law B.J. Hocks, mother-in-law and father-in-law John and Bridget Hocks.
Family and friends called Sunday, March 18, 2007 at Wiesner and Massart Funeral Home, Casco from 4 to 8 p.m. and again Monday from 10-11 a.m. at St. Peter Catholic Church, Lincoln. Wake service was 7 pm
Sunday. Funeral was 11 a.m. Monday at St. Peters Church with Fr. Jerome Taddy officiating. Burial in the church cemetery.
Carol's family wishes to Thank Dr. Anthony Jaslowski and his staff at Door County Cancer Center and the Staff of Unity Hospice for their car and comfort. A Thank You also to neighbors and friends for their support and prayers during this difficult time.


Ledvina, Mildred M. (Pruha)

Mildred M. (Pruha) Ledvina, 89, Madison, passed away peacefully at Oregon Manor on Thursday, March 15, 2007. She was born on Feb. 18, 1918 in Green Bay, Wis. She married Bernard Ledvina in 1938. They farmed for 20 years before moving to Kewaunee and then back to Green Bay. In 1969, they moved to Madison. Bernard preceded her in death on Jan. 7, 1998.

Mildred is survived by a daughter, June Paral, Greeley, Colo.; two sons, Sid, Madison; and Myron (Ilene) Waunakee; and three grandchildren.
As per Mrs. Ledvina's request, there will be no funeral or visitation.
A special thank you for the loving care of the staff at Oregon Manor.

Mildred was a kind and loving wife, mother and grandmother. She will be fondly remembered and missed by all. Also, thanks for special assistance from Cress Funeral & Cremation Service, 6021 University Avenue in Madison.


Svoboda, Pearl D.


Pearl "Dottie" Svoboda, 89, Kewaunee died Tuesday, March 13, 2007 at Fred and Mamie's Assisted Living after a brief illness. She was born June 2, 1917 in Spruce, Wis., to the late August and Elizabeth (Fuller) Pagel.
Pearl married Maynard E. Svoboda on June 25, 1938, in Norman.

Together they operated a store, bar and dance hall in East Krok. Many enjoyed weddings, banquets, polka dances and Friday fish fries. After his death, she sold the business to their son, Les. Pearl was a member of St. Hedwig Church, the Altar Society and the Choir, Pro-Life, Kewaunee County Chapter, Wisconsin Right-to-Life, Kewaunee Senior Center, Golden Tones, Kewaunee, Algoma Ladies Golf League; and a member of the Jolly Czechs, a group that was formed with her sister, brother and friends. They performed at nursing homes, the senior center, dance halls etc. Their performances were enjoyed by many. She took up golf at age 62 and golfed until she was 80. She enjoyed her golf trips to Myrtle Beach and Biloxi, Miss. Pearl traveled with her late husband out West, to Hawaii and the Bahamas. She enjoyed Carribean cruises with her daughter, Dar, trips to California and Arizona visiting relatives, special trips to Fatima and Lourdes in Europe. She also went on trips to Canada with friends and Nashville with relatives. Besides traveling, Pearl enjoyed singing, dancing, bowling, golfing, playing cards, crossword puzzles, cooking, baking and was an avid Chicago Cubs fan all of her life.

Patience, strength and a calm presence will inspire all who knew her.
Survivors include seven daughters, Gail (Larry) Hanko, Forestville; Elizabeth (Ralph) Zellner, DePere; Faye (Len) Conard, Luxemburg, Jean (Roger) Sager, Mishicot; Darlene (Jim) Legois, Winchester; Laura Robinson, Kewaunee; and Sheila (Dan) Vincent, Luxemburg; three sons,
Les and special friend, Pam Schroeder, Marinette; Wayne (Diane), and Randy, all of Green Bay; one brother, Carl Pagel, Kewaunee; two sisters, Joyce Kinjerski, Kewaunee and Lou (Bill) Popp, Townsend, one sister-in-law, Marie Pagel; thirty-one grandchildren; thirty-four great-grandchildren and one great- great grandchild.

She was preceded in death by her husband Maynard, on Sept. 14, 1972, one son, Maynard Jr.; three brothers, Earl, Lester and Rupert Pagel; one sister, Effie Luedtke; two sisters-in-law,Garnett Pagel and Revella (Lester) Pagel and two brothers-in-law, Roland Luedtke and Thomas Kinjerski.

Friends called after 4 p.m. Friday, March 16, at Buchanan Funeral, Kewaunee. A parish wake service was held at 6 p.m. Visitation continued Saturday at St. Mary's Church, Luxemburg, after 9 a.m. until time of services. Mass of Christian Burial was at 11 a.m. Saturday at the church with the Fr. Milton Suess officiating. Burial was in St. Joseph Cemetery, Norman.

The family would like to extend special thanks to Sharon and Wayne Depeau and Lori and Gary Delfosse, owners of Fred and Mamie's Assisted Living and their staff as well as the staff of Aurora Hospice for their wonderful care of their mother.

3/23/2007 GBPG

Posted March 23, 2007

Gerbers, Henrietta

Henrietta Gerbers, 90, De Pere, passed away peacefully with her family at her side on Wednesday, March 21, 2007.

Henrietta was born June 3, 1916, in De Pere, a daughter of the late Leonard and Minnie (Denissen) Ambrosius.

Upon her mother's death at an early age and being the eldest of eight children, Henrietta devoted much of her young adult life helping her father care for her younger siblings and continue farming.

On June 18, 1940, Henrietta married Joseph Gerbers at St. Boniface Church in De Pere. Joseph preceded her in death on Dec. 19, 1978. Together they farmed in the town of Hobart with their 11 children until retiring in 1973 and moving to De Pere. Henrietta never really retired as she always had time for her family and friends, volunteering in her church, playing cards and being a past member of Christian Mothers Society of St. Boniface for many years.

Henrietta is survived by her six sons, James (Judy), De Pere; Jerry (Mary), Athelstane; Robert (Betty), De Pere; Clifford (Mary), Gillett; David (Julie), Denmark; and Ronald (Lynda), Green Bay; five daughters, Mary Vercauteren, Manitowoc; Joyce (Mark) Supita, Virginia; Luann (John) Erickson, California; Donna (John) Van Camp, Michigan; and Joann (Don) Houston, Waterford; 29 grandchildren; and 20 great-grandchildren. She is further survived by brother, Ray Ambrosius, Seymour; three sisters, Grace Landwehr, De Pere; Beulah Van Schyndel, Green Bay; and Ethel (Bob) Liebergen, Seymour; brother-in-law, Edward Gerbers, De Pere; sister-in-law, Marcella Ambrosius; many nieces and nephews; and two special people in her life, Colleen and Vickie.

Henrietta was preceded in death by her husband; two granddaughters, Julie Gerbers, and Amy Schaut; brother, Vernon Ambrosius; sisters, Stella (Ben) Treml and Rita (Lloyd) Cleven; sister-in-law, Lucille Ambrosius; brothers-in-law, Tony Van Schyndel, Carl Landwehr, John (Lena) Gerbers, George (Agnes) Gerbers, Henry Gerbers, William (Beverly) Gerbers; sisters-in-law, Nelly Schleis, Ann (Kenneth) Lannoye, Marie (Putch) Hockers, Jane Gerbers, and Pearl Gerbers.

Visitation for Henrietta will be Sunday, March 25, 2007, from 4 to 8 p.m. at RYAN FUNERAL HOME, 305 N. Tenth St., De Pere. Visitation will continue on Monday, March 26, 2007, at Our Lady of Lourdes Parish Family, corner of Lourdes Avenue and Suburban Drive, De Pere, from 9:30 a.m. until time of Mass. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. with Fr. Tim Shillcox, O. Praem., officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Calvary, De Pere. Please visit www.ryanfh.com to send online condolences to the Gerbers family.

The Gerbers family would like to say a special thank you to Harbor House and AsceraCare for all they did for Henrietta.

3/23/2007 Post Crescent

Posted March 23, 2007

Christian , Judith A.

Judith A. Christian, New London, age 67, passed away on Thursday, March 22, 2007, at the home of her daughter in the Township of Maine, following a lingering illness. Judith was born on September 25, 1939, in Appleton, daughter of the late Henry and Rosalie (De Bruin) St. Louis. She was a resident of New London all of her life. Judith enjoyed boating, fishing and especially enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren.

She is survived by her husband Merle; three daughters: Kim (Adam) Mitchell, Clintonville; Lynnette (Michael) Bruette, New London; and Valerie Christian (fiance Kevin Beattie), New London; a son Gary (Carol) Christian, New London; a brother Byron (Sharon) St. Louis, Fremont. Her grandchildren: Paul and Jaret Hill, Jordan and Mackenzie Bruette, Marissa and Mitchell Christian, step grandchildren Ana and Jesse Mitchell and Darren Bruette.

Besides her parents Judith is preceded in death by a brother Gary St. Louis and a grandson Tyler Torrez.

Funeral mass for Judith will be held on Saturday, March 24, 2007, at 11:00 a.m. at St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Lebanon with Rev. Msgr. Dennis Lally officiating. Interment will be in the parish cemetery. Friends may call directly at the church on Saturday from 9:00 a.m. until the time of service.

Cline & Hanson Funeral Home

209 W. Cook St., New London

3/24/2007 GBPG

Posted March 24, 2007

Fontaine, Vernon B.

Vernon B. Fontaine, 89, Green Bay, died Thursday, March 22, 2007.

He was born Nov. 11, 1917, in Green Bay, to Archie and Alvina Fontaine.

He graduated from Green Bay East High School. Vernon was employed by the Green Bay Fire Department for over 30 years, retiring with the rank of deputy chief.

He later worked for the Green Bay public school system. Mr. and Mrs. Fontaine were charter members of St. Jude Parish and Vern had been a member of the choir. He had also been a member of the St. Vincent de Paul Society.

Survivors include two sons and one daughter-in-law, Brian and Jean Fontaine, Green Bay; Gary Fontaine, Oshkosh; four grandchildren, Joseph Fontaine, Betsy Fontaine, Lisa Feltz, Chris and Shelly Fontaine.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Arletta, in 1999; a son, Dale Fontaine; a brother, Clinton Fontaine; and a sister, Ione Wiltgen.

Friends may call at Blaney Funeral Home, 1521 Shawano Ave., from 4 to 7 p.m. Sunday. Friends may also call at St. Jude Catholic Church, from 10 to 11 a.m. Monday. The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Monday at the church. Entombment will be in the Shrine of the Good Shepherd Mausoleum.

The Fontaine family wishes to express their gratitude to the staff on the east wing of Woodside Nursing Home for their care of Vernon.

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

3/24/2007 Post Crescent

Posted March 24, 2007

Welhouse, Joseph J.

Joseph J. Welhouse, 85, Green Bay, died Sunday, March 11, 2007, at a local nursing home. He was born August 10, 1921, to the late Joseph H. and Johanna (Wyngaard) Welhouse in Little Chute, Wisconsin. He served his country in the United States Navy during World War II, receiving the following ribbons: American Area, European-African-Middle Eastern (3 stars), Asiatic-Pacific Area (3 stars), Good Conduct and Purple Heart. He was on two separate destroyers, the Duncan and the Shubrick. The Duncan was sunk first and most of the men on that ship were lost, and Joseph survived after swimming most of the night and was rescued at dawn. A 500# bomb was dropped on the Shubrick and they had to be towed back to New York from Sicily. On September 3, 1949, he married Lucille M. Weber in Appleton, Wisconsin. Joseph was a partner in Palisades Construction Co., Appleton; the owner/operator of Badger Redi-Mix Concrete; Concrete Materials Inc.; Concrete Supply Co. and Trico Co., Inc. in Green Bay; Bonduel Sand and Gravel and Slab City Ready Mix in Bonduel; part owner of Seymour Tile and D & J. Trucking, Seymour, WI; Advance Mixer Corporation in Fort Wayne, Indiana; and Pioneer Materials in Fond du Lac, WI. He was a contributor to the Green Bay Montessori School and he was a member of the Green Bay Yacht Club.

Survivors include his wife of 57 years, Lucille; his five sons and four daughters-in-law: Gereon Welhouse, Germantown; Mark and Loraine "Lorie" Welhouse, Denver, Colorado; James and Karen Welhouse, Paul and Lauri Welhouse, Cathy (Welhouse) Kirschling, all of Green Bay; and Steve Welhouse, Orlando, Florida; thirteen grandchildren; and special friend of Daniel's, Sulinda DiPietra of Tampa; two brothers, five sisters and a brother-in-law, Donald (Marian) Welhouse and Thomas (Carol) Welhouse of Green Bay; Elizabeth (Peter) Cortes, LaCanada, CA; Verone Berg, Winchester, WI; Lucina Iles, Saugus, CA; Ann (Norman) Burton, Appleton, WI; Janice (Joseph) Boucher, Albuquerque, NM; Orrin Hendricks, Menasha, WI; and many nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two sons, Randal and Daniel; one brother and two sisters, Roman (Virginia) Welhouse, Mary Ann (Orrin) Hendricks and Blanche (Frank) Ziewacz; and a daughter-in-law, Susan Welhouse.

Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Wednesday, March 28, at Lyndahl Funeral Home where a wake service will be held at 7 p.m. Visitation will continue after 10 a.m. Thursday, March 29, at St. Agnes Cath-olic Church where the Mass of Christian Burial will take place at 11 a.m., with the Rev. Richard Getchel officiating. Full military honors will follow. Entombment will be at the Allouez Catholic Mausoleum. Online condolences may be expressed at

www.lyndahl.com

In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund has been established. The family would like to thank the entire staffs at Woodside Nursing Home and the special care unit for all the care and support given.

3/24/2007 Door County Advocate

Posted March 23, 2007

Mary Delveaux

Mary Ann Delveaux, 81, Algoma, died Tuesday, March 20, 2007, after a very long, courageous and determined battle with cancer at the Skilled Nursing Facility in the Door County Memorial Hospital in Sturgeon Bay.

She was born March 27, 1925, in Forestville to Andrew and Emma (Tesar) Lawrence.

Mary Ann married Milton Delveaux June 1947, and he preceded her in death in 1976.

Mary Ann was a very patient, loving, kind, caring, and gentle wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She was a friend to all.

Mary Ann was a member of the “Grapes,” a group of ladies who grew up together in Forestville and continued to meet monthly. Their last get-together was Tuesday, March 13, 2007, while visiting Mary Ann at the Skilled Nursing Facility of Door County Memorial Hospital.

Mary Ann continued to hold the office of president of the Legion Auxillary in Algoma until her death. She was also a member of the Red Hatters in Algoma, St. Mary’s Parish and Rosary Society. A few years back, she was also a member of the Algoma Community Band and the Homemakers Club.

She loved getting together with family and friends. She loved holidays and spending time with loved ones. She was a seasonal camper at Jellystone from 1969 to 1977. She enjoyed visiting family at Jellystone in Sturgeon Bay Sundays during the summer and attending Mass there. She enjoyed trips to Minnesota and going out for special dinners. In her earlier years of marriage, Mary Ann enjoyed trips to Norfolk, Va., with her children while her husband, Milton, was on Naval duty there for two weeks at a time.

Mary Ann was the first woman treasurer of Algoma in 1957. She later worked as the reprographics coordinator and also secretary for the Algoma School District. Her last several years of employment were spent with Father Bill Kuhr for St. Mary’s Parish.

Survivors include her three children, Kathy (David) Wisnicky, Rick (Betty) Delveaux, all of Algoma; and Jay (Theresa) Delveaux, Maplewood, Minn.; eight grandchildren, Troy Krause, Green Bay, Tara Krause, Andrew and Matthew Wisnicky, all of Algoma, Tracie (Tim) Cochart, Brussels, Alex Delveaux (fiance Malorie), Algoma, Stephanie and Kimberly Delveaux, Maplewood, Minn.; one step-grandson, Rick (Cory) Wisnicky; two great-grandchildren, McKenzie Krause and Thomas Cochart; two brothers and three sisters-in-law, Charles (Nancy) Lawrence, Menasha, Andy (Betty) Lawrence, Sturgeon Bay, and Iola Lawrence, Green Bay; and nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband; grandson, Zachary Wisnicky in 1987; parents, Andrew and Emma (Tesar) Lawrence; sister, Kathryn; and brother, Kenneth.

Mary Ann was deeply loved by her family and all who knew her. She will be greatly missed.

Friends gathered at the Schinderle Funeral Home, Algoma, from 4 until 8 p.m. Thursday, March 22, and after 10 a.m. Friday, March 23, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church until the Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Bill Kuhr officaitng. Prayer service was held at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Burial was in the church cemetery.

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

The family would like to thank Dr. Marcus Steele, Dr. R. Bradley Nelson, Unity Hospice, St. Vincent Oncology, Cancer Center at Door County Memorial Hospital, all who helped with Mom’s care at Door County Memorial Hospital and Skilled Nursing Facility and the Algoma Rescue Squad.

Mom, we love you and know you are in a better place. We hold you close in our hearts, as we do Dad. We will see you both again some day. Love you, Kathy Rick, Jay and families.

3/25/2007 GBPG

Posted March 25, 2007

DeBauche, Albert Godfrey

Albert Godfrey DeBauche, 79, Green Bay, passed away Saturday, March 24, 2007, at a local hospital after a short battle with cancer. He was born in Duvall on Aug. 20, 1927, son of the late Godfrey and Simone DeBauche. Albert served his country with a career in the U.S. Navy from 1947 to 1969, attaining the rank of Chief Petty Officer. He shared his love of his country with his children and grandchildren. Al loved spending time with his family and many friends.

Survivors include his six children, Ken (Jill) DeBauche, Green Bay; Barb (Ed) Snook, Green Bay; Patty DeBauche, Shoreview, Minn.; John (Dawn) DeBauche, Green Bay; Cindi DeBauche, Green Bay; and Karen (Jim) Gratke, Denver, Colo.; seven grandchildren, Troy (Katrina) and Kent DeBauche, Bethany (Tim Theeke) and Lauren Przybelski, Amanda DeBauche, Tyler DeBauche and Jenni Gratke; one sister, Beatrice (John) Gottfried, Sun City West, Ariz.

As per Al's request, no funeral services will be held.

A celebration of Al's life will be held at The Rite Place, 1580 Bellevue St., beginning at 5 p.m. Monday, March 26, 2007. Proko-wall assisting the family. Online condolences may be expressed at www.prokowall.com. A memorial fund is being established.

Al's family would like to thank the doctors and nursing staff of Aurora BayCare Medical Center, ICU 2, for their care and concern.

3/26/2007 GBPG

Posted March 26, 2007

Steeno, Clyde Peter

Clyde Peter Steeno, 86, Oneida, peacefully passed away with his family by his side on Sunday, March 25, 2007. Clyde was born Nov. 21, 1920, to Lawrence and Elsie (Tonnin) Steeno. He married Florence Athey on May 2, 1942, and they resided in the area all of their lives. He was a U.S. Marine veteran who served in the South Pacific during World War II. Clyde was an accomplished fly fisherman, camper, avid golfer, and pursued several artistic interests including photography, ceramics, and leather carving. Clyde's greatest passion was his family. He was an active member of St. Joseph Catholic Church, Oneida and the Coachmen Camping Club.

Survivors include his two sons, Robert (Connie) Steeno; Kirk (Joanne) Steeno; three daughters, Bonnita (Ken) Clark; Mary (Jack) Hall; Lori ( Kent) Wardin; 11 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren, one sister-in-law, Barbara Athey.

Clyde was preceded in death by his wife, Florence; one daughter, Theresa; one granddaughter, Amanda; one daughter-in-law, Theresa.

Visitation will be held at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 145 St. Joseph Drive, Oneida, Wis., on Tuesday, March 27, from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m . Funeral Service at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday with Deacon Bobbie Doxtator officiating. Military Honors to follow. A memorial fund has been established in Clyde's name. On-line condolences welcome at www.Pfoten hauerFuneralHome.com.

The family wishes to extend a special thank you to Bonnie, Ken and Duchess, Dr. Francis Lee, Bellin Home Health and Unity Hospice for all of their wonderful care.

PFOTENHAUER

3/26/2007 Post Crescent

Posted March 26, 2007

Van Vreede, Carol J.

Carol J. Van Vreede, Combined Locks, 72, passed away peacefully on Saturday, March 24, 2007, at Theda Clark Medical Center. Carol was born July 25, 1934, in Clintonville, the daughter of Roy and Adeline (Kratzke) Melzer. She was united in marriage to Mark P. Van Vreede on May 11, 1957, in Appleton. The Van Vreedes were lifetime residents of the Fox Valley. Carol loved to shop, she was a great baker and cook, and traveling to Branson was a favorite. She enjoyed being with family and friends, and lived for her grandchildren. Carol liked sharing stories and a practical joke was always welcome.

Survivors include her husband, Mark; their children, Pam (Chuck) Meyer, Green Bay; Debra (Don) Spranger, and Michael (Judy) Van Vreede, Kimberly; Patrick (Kelley) Van Vreede, Marietta, Ga; and Tim (Tammy) Van Vreede, Freedom; their beloved grandchildren, Alan, Matthew, and Allison Meyer; Derek, Kayla, and Dalton Spranger; Kyle and Lauren Van Vreede; Nicholas and Ryan Van Vreede; and the expected child of Tim and Tammy Van Vreede. Her sister, Yvonne Plowman, Waupaca; and her brother, Chuck (Judy) Melzer, Antigo; a brother-in-law, Ken Swett, Watertown; and further brothers and sisters-in-law, Anita Hammill, Lucille Moser, Marion Hurley, Helen John, Phyllis Mauthe, Jim Van Vreede, Jerry and Myrt Van Vreede, and Tom and Lori Van Vreede.

Carol was preceded in death by her sister, Judy Swett; brothers-in-law, Bill Plowman, John Hammill, Bill Moser, Harold Hurley, Donald John, Larry Mauthe; and sisters-in-law, Marguerite (Gordon) Lamers, and Esther Van Vreede.

Funeral services for Carol will be at 6 p.m. Tuesday, March 27, 2007, at WICHMANN TRI-COUNTY CHAPEL. Visitation will begin at 3 p.m. Tuesday, until the time of services at Tri-County Chapel. A memorial fund in Carol's name has been established.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to Judy on the 4th floor at Theda Clark Hospital for her compassionate care.

WICHMANN FUNERAL HOME

3/27/2007 GBPG

Posted March 27, 2007

Peters, Lois A.

Lois A. Peters, 86, Seymour, passed away early Monday, March 26, 2007, at St. Mary's Hospital Medical Center in Green Bay. She was born Oct. 2, 1920, to the late Frank and Dorothea (Moeller) Raether. On Dec. 30, 1943, she was united in marriage to Norman Peters in the Township of Cicero. He preceded her in death on Feb. 15, 2006. Lois was a graduate and long time supporter of the Bellin College of Nursing. She was employed by the Hittner Clinic for many years. Lois was a member of Emmanuel Lutheran Church, Seymour, where she was active in the children's programs.

She is survived by her three daughters, Susan Peters, Green Bay; Carol (Anthony) Bausch, Racine; Nancy (William) Rector, Denver, Colo.; three grandchildren, Sarah, David and James Rector; her sisters-in-law, Marge Raether, Appleton; Evelyn Burns, Leola Deuchert, both of Green Bay; Dorothy Bunkelman, Mildred Moeller and Evelyn Moeller, all of Seymour; and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by one brother, Kenneth (Margaret) Raether.

Friends may call at the Emmanuel Lutheran Church, 349 N. Main St., Seymour, on Wednesday, March 28, 2007, with visitation from 9 a.m. until the funeral services at 11 a.m., with Pastor Beth Macha officiating. The burial will be at Highland Memorial Park, Appleton.

Online condolences may be expressed at www.boettcherfuneralhomes.com.

A memorial fund has been established to Meadow Wood.

The family wishes to express a special thank you to the staff of Meadow Wood and the 3rd Floor Staff at St. Mary's Hospital, for all their care and concern.

Posted March 27, 2007

Peters, Virgil David

Virgil David Peters, 61, Green Bay, died Saturday, March 24, 2007.

Friends may call at Blaney Funeral Home, 1521 Shawano Ave., from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday. Friends may also call at St. Agnes Catholic Church, 1484 Ninth St., from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday. The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Saturday at the church with the Rev. Richard Getchel officiating. Full military honors to follow. Inurnment will be in Knollwood Memorial Park, Manitowoc, Wis.

A full obituary will appear in the Wednesday edition.

Posted March 27, 2007

Rondeau, Francis C. "Teenie"

Francis C. "Teenie" Rondeau, 73, Marinette, passed away Sunday afternoon, March 25, 2007, at Bay Area Medical Center. He was born March 26, 1933, in Marinette, to the late Ellsworth and Lucille (Deau) Rondeau. He had resided in Marinette all of his life and was a graduate of Marinette High School, Class of 1952. In his early years he volunteered as a Boy Scout leader and with the former Northernaires Drum and Bugle Corps. He was employed by Scott Paper Co. for 39 years, retiring in 1991. Teenie loved his ties to Menekaunee and spent many hours of his free time sailing with commercial fishermen he knew. On Nov. 8, 1982, he was married to the former Viola M. Gall. He was a member of Bethel Lutheran Church of Menominee.

Surviving are his wife, Viola; three children, Chris Pickl, Green Bay; Steve (Karan) Rondeau, Kent, Wash.; and Leanne (Jodie) Cramer, Green Bay; seven grandchildren, Amanda Pickl, Elisabeth (Matt) Katers, Grant, Lindsay and Haley Rondeau, and James and McKenzie Cramer; three great-grandchildren, Connor, Faith and Ethan; one sister, Lucille "Penny" Rondeau, Green Bay; sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, nieces, nephews and many special friends.

He was preceded in death by a brother, Patrick, and a sister, Helen Dion.

Friends may call at Bethel Lutheran Church, Menominee, Mich., after 9 a.m. on Wednesday, March 28, 2007. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday morning in the church with the Rev. William Shepard officiating. Burial will be in Forest Home Cemetery.

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

A special thank you is extended to Dr's. Post, Kellner and Khayat, the ICU and 2-East staff of Bay Area Medical Center, the Luther Home staff and Chaplain Diers and Pastor Shepard for the care they offered Teenie and the entire family.

Hansen-Onion-Martell funeral home, Marinette is serving the family.

Posted March 27, 2007

Shallow, Rose Ann (Mrs. Guy)

Rose Ann (Mrs. Guy) Shallow, 89, Oconto, died Sunday.

Visitation from 2 until 3:15 p.m. Wednesday at Holy Trinity Catholic Church, Oconto. Funeral Liturgy 3:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Church. Ackerman Funeral Directors, Oconto, caring for the arrangements.

Posted March 27, 2007

Stroud, Anona (Bruemmer)

Anona Stroud, Green Bay, passed away peacefully at St. Vincent Hospital on March 24, 2007. She was born on Feb. 2, 1923, in Huron, S.D., to Effie and Chet Bruemmer. Anona was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Roger, nephew, Scott Albrecht and brother-in-law, Robert Albrecht. She is survived by her beloved twin sister, Wanda Albrecht, and niece, Anita (Jim) LeGros.

Special heartfelt thanks to the caring staff at McCormick Memorial Home, the wonderful staff at St. Vincent's ICU and the wonderful support of Sister Marilyn and John from the pastoral staff.

Anona will rest in peace at Nicolet Memorial Gardens where a funeral service will be held at the Shrine of the Good Shepherd Mausoleum Chapel on Wednesday, March 28, 2007, at 11 a.m. Msgr. Roy Klister will officiate. Friends may call at the chapel on Wednesday from 10:30 a.m. until the time of services.

HANSEN

FAMILY FUNERAL

Posted March 27, 2007

Thiry, Linda Lou

Linda Lou (Shepard - Sawdo) Thiry. Linda was born Sept. 10, 1945, in Ohio. God took her home March 25, 2007. Linda was a loving wife, mother, and great loving grandmother and great-grandmother. She outlived her dear son, Jonathan Shepard; two husbands, David Shepard and Lawrence Sawdo; one sister, two brothers; her parents, Frank and Elsie Nease; and three sets of in-laws over the span of her life.

We will one day join her, but we will have her spirit and memories. Will miss her witty comments and laughter. Will miss hugs from her; when we get afraid of the next hurdle in life. Share our good times and bad times. Card playing at night. We will miss you mom (grandma). You're my rainbow and my light when I am down. "All that I am or ever hope to be, I owe to my angel mother." You will be the family's little angel on our shoulders.

Survivors include her loving and devoted husband, Richard Thiry; and his children, Charlie, Irene, Andy and Brad; her children, David and Judy Shepard, Jonathan and Victoria Shepard, Lawrence and Kristine Sawdo, Leslie Sawdo and girlfriend, Trista Kinjerski, Tammy and Roger Sawdo, and Brenda Sawdo and boyfriend, Geoff Wiech; grandchildren, Daniel "Lucky" and Dawn Gillis, Tammy, Michelle and Roger Haskell, Tabitha, Prescott, Mara, Zachariah, Megan and Jacob Shepard, Alexander and Reilly Sawdo, Caroline (Steven) Maccoux, Kayla, Lindsay and Amber, Jessica (Brian) Hutchings, Christopher Sawdo and girlfriend, Crystal, Pamela Sawdo, Mika, Samantha, Davin and Nicholas; great-grandchildren, Brianna, Cody, Heaven, Mariah, Samantha, Edith, Cameron, Dakota, Ethan and Kaidin.

The family will greet relatives and friends for a memorial visitation at Deja & Martin Funeral Chapels, Two Rivers, on Wednesday afternoon, March 28, 2007, from 12 noon until 3 p.m.

Deja & Martin Funeral Chapels, Two Rivers, is assisting the Thiry family with arrangements.

3/27/2007 Herald Times Reporter

Posted March 27, 2007

Ludmilla A. Mahnke

Ludmilla A. Mahnke, age 91, a resident of Shady Lane Nursing Care Center, Manitowoc, went to her eternal life with the Lord on Wednesday, March 21, 2007, at Shady Lane.

She was born June 29, 1915, in the town of Franklin, daughter of the late Frank and Caroline (Opichka) Korinek. Ludmilla was employed with Holy Family Memorial Medical Center in Manitowoc for 15 years until her retirement.

Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Lloyd and Mary Mahnke, Manitowoc; daughter, Judith Mahnke, Manitowoc; four grandchildren, Lisa Mahnke and special friend, Dana Rankin, Forestville; Mark and Dawn Mahnke, Chilton; Laurie and Pat Janowski, Kewaunee; Kevin Mahnke, De Pere; four great-grandchildren, Trista, Mercedes, Santana, Mark Jr.; a sister, Marcella Chizek, Kellnersville; and a sister-in-law, Jeanette Korinek, Manitowoc; nieces, nephews, other relatives and special friend, Marjorie Zalewski, Manitowoc; and best friend in life: Katie Cain. She was preceded in death by a brother; brother-in-law; and an infant sister.

Funeral services will be held at noon Thursday, March 29, 2007, at St. Francis of Assisi on Waldo, Manitowoc. Officiating at the Mass of Christian Burial will be the Rev. Gerald Foley with entombment at Calvary Mausoleum, Manitowoc.

The family will greet relatives and friends at St. Francis of Assisi on Waldo, Manitowoc, from 11 a.m. Thursday, March 29, 2007, until the time of service at noon.

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

Herald Times Reporter

March 27, 2007


Linda Lou Thiry

Linda Lou (Shepard - Sawdo) Thiry, was born Sept. 10, 1945, in Ohio. God took her home March 25, 2007.

Linda was a loving wife, mother, and great loving grandmother and great-grandmother. We will one day join her, but we will have her spirit and memories. Will miss her witty comments and laughter. Will miss hugs from her, when we get afraid of the next hurdle in life. Share our good times and bad times. Card playing at night. We will miss you mom (grandma). You're my rainbow and my light when I am down. "All that I am or ever hope to be, I owe to my angel mother." You will be the families little angel on our shoulders.

Survivors include her loving and devoted husband, Richard Thiry; and his children, Charlie, Irene, Andy and Brad; her children, David and Judy Shepard; Jonathan and Victoria Shepard; Lawrence and Kristine Sawdo; Leslie Sawdo, and girlfriend, Trista Kinjerski; Tammy and Roger Sawdo; and Brenda Sawdo, and boyfriend, Geoff Wiech; grandchildren, Daniel "Lucky" and Dawn Gillis; Tammy, Michelle and Roger Haskell; Tabitha, Prescott, Mara, Zachariah, Megan and Jacob Shepard; Alexander and Reilly Sawdo; Caroline (Steven) Maccoux; Kayla, Lindsay and Amber, Jessica (Brian) Hutchings; Christopher Sawdo and girlfriend, Crystal; Pamela Sawdo; Mika, Samantha, Davin and Nicholas; great- grandchildren, Brianna, Cody, Heaven, Mariah, Samantha, Edith, Cameron, Dakota, Ethan and Kaidin. She outlived her dear son, Jonathan Shepard; two husbands, David Shepard and Lawrence Sawdo; one sister; two brothers; her parents, Frank and Elsie Nease; and three sets of in-laws over the span of her life.

The family will greet relatives and friends for a memorial visitation at Deja & Martin Funeral Chapels, Two Rivers, on Wednesday afternoon, March 28, 2007, from noon until 3 p.m.

Deja & Martin Funeral Chapels, Two Rivers, is assisting the Thiry family with arrangements.

Herald Times Reporter

March 27, 2007

3/28/2007 Door County Advocate

Posted March 28, 2007

Linda Thiry

Linda Lou (Shepard-Sawdo) Thiry was born Sept. 10, 1945, in Ohio. God took her home Sunday, March 25, 2007.

Linda was a loving wife, mother, and great loving grandmother and great-grandmother.

She outlived her dear son, Jonathan Shepard; two husbands, David Shepard and Lawrence Sawdo; one sister; two brothers; her parents, Frank and Elsie Nease; and three sets of in-laws over the span of her life.

Survivors include her loving and devoted husband, Richard Thiry; and his children, Charlie, Irene, Andy and Brad; her children, David and Judy Shepard, Jonathan and Victoria Shepard, Lawrence and Kristine Sawdo, Leslie Sawdo and girlfriend, Trista Kinjerski, Tammy and Roger Sawdo, and Brenda Sawdo and boyfriend, Geoff Wiech; grandchildren: Daniel “Lucky” and Dawn Gillis, Tammy, Michelle and Roger Haskell, Tabitha, Prescott, Mara, Zachariah, Megan and Jacob Shepard, Alexander and Reilly Sawdo, Caroline (Steven) Maccoux, Kayla, Lindsay and Amber, Jessica (Brian) Hutchings, Christopher Sawdo and girlfriend, Crystal, Pamela Sawdo, Mika, Samantha, Davin and Nicholas; great-grandchildren, Brianna, Cody, Heaven, Mariah, Samantha, Edith, Cameron, Dakota, Ethan and Kaidin.

The family will greet relatives and friends for a memorial visitation at Deja & Martin Funeral Chapels, Two Rivers, Wednesday afternoon, March 28, from noon until 3 p.m.

Deja & Martin Funeral Chapels, Two Rivers, is assisting the Thiry family with arrangements.

We will one day join her, but we will have her spirit and memories. Will miss her witty comments and laughter. Will miss hugs from her; when we get afraid of the next hurdle in life. Share our good times and bad times. Card playing at night. We will miss you Mom (Grandma). You’re my rainbow and my light when I am down. “All that I am or ever hope to be, I owe to my angel mother.” You will be the family’s little angel on our shoulders.

3/28/2007 GBPG

Posted March 28, 2007

Lesperance, Kenneth C. "Squint"

Kenneth C. "Squint" Lesperance, 87, 1808 30th St., Two Rivers, died peacefully Monday morning, March 26, 2007, at the Aurora Medical Center, Two Rivers, surrounded by his loving family.

Ken was born on Dec. 24, 1919, in Two Rivers, a son of the late Delore and Mary (Herberg) Lesperance. He attended St. Luke's Catholic School, and Washington High School, graduating with the Class of 1937.

He entered the U.S. Navy on Sept. 30, 1944 and was honorably discharged on March 20, 1946.

On Nov. 27, 1940, he was married to Norma M. Beitzel at St. Luke's Catholic Church, Two Rivers.

Ken was employed with Wisconsin Public Service Corp. for over 30 years until his retirement.

He loved all sports, especially golf and basketball. In 1936, Ken won the first of 15 Fairview Golf Course Championships, and in 1952 he won the Manitowoc County Amateur Golf Championship held at Lakeside Country Club, which is now the Manitowoc Elks Club. A few years later, Ken took the job of golf pro at Fairview Golf Course; a job he held for 25 years. This disqualified him from playing in any amateur golf tournaments. Squint was founder and charter member of the "Thanksgiving Day Golfers"; he was also a member of the Manitowoc Elks Lodge #687, Knights of Columbus Council 1957, American Legion Post #165, Two Rivers Senior Citizens, Wisconsin Public Service Men's Club and the Men of St. Peter the Fisherman Parish.

Survivors include his wife, Norma; two sons and daughters-in-law, Timothy J. and Sandra Lesperance, Lake Mills, Wis.; Stephen K. and Sara Lesperance, of rural Mishicot; one daughter and son-in-law, Patricia L. and Ronald Payette, Green Bay; one grandson, Kevin (Heather) Payette, Green Bay; and two great-grandchildren, Alexis and Natalie. He is further survived by three brothers-in-law and a sister-in-law, Robert Beitzel, Claude Beitzel, Catherine (Russell) Shambeau, all of Two Rivers; and Roland (Gloria) Beitzel, Mishicot; many nieces and nephews; dear friends, Dorothy Ulrich and Anna Mae Schmidtman, Two Rivers; and good neighbors, Don and Helen Ann Bleser.

He was preceded in death by a brother, Hilary, and a sister, Delores Seidl.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. on Thursday, March 29, 2007, at St. Peter the Fisherman Catholic Church, Two Rivers. Officiating at the Mass of Christian Burial will be the Rev. William G. O'Brien, with burial to follow in Holy Cross Cemetery, Two Rivers. The family will greet relatives and friends at St. Peter the Fisherman Catholic Church, after 9 a.m. Thursday until the time of Mass at 10 a.m. There will be no visitation this evening.

Memorials may be made to St. Peter the Fisherman Parish.

Friends and family will gather at the Manitowoc Elks Lodge for a luncheon at 11:30 a.m. Deja & Martin Funeral Chapels of Two Rivers is assisting the Lesperance family with funeral arrangements.

Posted March 28, 2007

Peters, Virgil David

Virgil David Peters, 61, Green Bay, died Saturday, March 24, 2007, surrounded by his loving family after a one-year battle with lung cancer.

He was born Nov. 22, 1945, in Two Rivers, to the late Andrew F. and Loretta (Korntved) Peters, the youngest of seven children.

Virgil was a 1964 graduate of Mishicot High School, where he was junior prom king. After graduation, he attended Manitowoc Teacher's College.

He enlisted in the U.S. Air Force, where he served four years, several of which included a tour of Spain. After his honorable discharge, he worked at Globe Laundry and Ray's World of Electronics in Manitowoc.

On March 31, 1973, he married Bonnie Rusch in Manitowoc. In 1976, they moved to Green Bay where he worked as a draftsman with Hoida Lumber.

In 1982, he took a position as a Fac Tech 2 (custodian) with the Green Bay Public Schools, retiring in September of 2006.

He was an avid Packers fan and enjoyed bowling, golfing and sheepshead. He loved the Beatles, Bob Dylan and Roy Orbison. Virgil's great passion was woodworking. His excellently crafted items reside in many homes of friends and relatives.

Virgil is survived by his loving wife and best friend, Bonnie. They would have celebrated 34 years of marriage on March 31. He is also survived by four children and 11 grandchildren, Rebecca and B.J. Zabel and their four children, Brooklyn, twin sons, Brandon and Mitchell, Samuel, Janesville; Rachel and Stephen Popp and their two children, Sydney and Lucas, Suamico; Nicole and Aaron Shafman and their two children, Devin and Madison, Green Bay; Christopher and Nicole Peters and their three children, Veronica, Kyle and Logan, Wrightstown; four brothers and their spouses, Leroy and Ann Peters, Madison; Jerry and Carolyn Peters, Framingham, Mass.; Kenneth and Nancy Peters, Green Bay; DuWayne Peters, Manitowoc; one sister, Joan Kochan, Manitowoc. He is further survived by brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Mike and LuRae Gomm, Germantown; Beverly and Grant Kaufman, Glen Rock, Penn.; Brian and Connie Rusch, Manitowoc; Cindy Rusch, Green Bay; his godchildren, Jill Zimdars, Cedarburg; Aaron Peters, Green Bay; numerous nieces and nephews, aunts and uncles, especially the clan from Wausau.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one brother, Vincent Peters; a special brother-in-law, Ralph Kochan; his mother-in-law and father-in-law, Norma and Vernon Rusch; special cousins, Judy and Dale Aderhold; an aunt, Merle Brewer; and a granddaughter, Rhyan Leigh Popp.

Friends may call at Blaney Funeral Home, 1521 Shawano Ave., from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday. Friends may also call at St. Agnes Catholic Church, 1484 Ninth St., from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday. The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Saturday at the church with the Rev. Richard Getchel officiating. Full military honors to follow. Inurnment will be in Knollwood Memorial Park, Manitowoc, Wis. To send online condolences, please go to www.BlaneyFuneralHome.com.

The family extends special thanks to the radiation staff of St. Vincent Hospital, especially Connie Warzala. A special thank you also for the compassionate care given by Unity Hospice, especially Pam and Sharon.

Some people come into our lives and quickly go. Some stay for awhile and give us a deeper understanding of what is truly important in this life. They touch our souls and help us become more than we ever were before. We gain strength from the imprints they left on our hearts and we are never the same. God's peace be with you.

Posted March 28, 2007

Shallow, Rose (Mrs. Guy)

Rose (Mrs. Guy) Shallow, 89, Oconto, died peacefully Sunday morning, March 25, 2007, at Bayshore Pines, Oconto.

Mrs. Shallow, the former Rose Ann Stalter, was born Aug. 21, 1917, in the town of Spruce to Peter and Mary (Beyer) Stalter.

Rose was united in marriage to Guy Shallow on May 5, 1956, at St. Peter Catholic Church, Oconto, with the Rev. Fr. Abner Laque presiding. Rose and Guy farmed and raised horses in the town of Little River for many years.

She was a longtime member of St. Peter Catholic Church, Oconto, now Holy Trinity Catholic Church and also St. Anne's Society. Rose loved all animals especially wolves and loved feeding the squirrels. She was an avid bowler, music lover and guitar player and had a contagious giggle.

Surviving are her husband, Guy; a niece whom they raised as a daughter, Lorna Jean Stalter, Oconto; a sister, Mrs. Theresa "Trixie" LeMieux, Green Bay; many nieces and nephews.

Preceding Rose in death were her parents; brothers, August, Michael, and John; sisters, Mary Stalter and Elizabeth Emerson; an infant brother, Peter and an infant sister, Catherine.

Visitation will be held at Holy Trinity Catholic Church, Oconto, from 2 until 3:15 p.m. Wednesday, March 28, 2007, with a St. Anne's Society Rosary at 2 p.m. Funeral liturgy 3:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Church. The Rev. Fr. Patrick Beno presiding. Burial will follow at Oconto Catholic Cemetery.

A photo tribute may viewed and condolences expressed at www.ackermanfuneraldirectors.com.

The family extends their sincere gratitude to Bayshore Pines and Unity Hospice for the excellent care provided to Rose.

Ackerman Funeral Directors, Oconto, caring for the arrangements. Raymond B. Ackerman, Jr., Funeral Director (920) 834-3028

Posted March 28, 2007

Petersen, William Leo "Bill"

William Leo "Bill" Petersen, 42, De Pere, died Monday, March 26, 2007.

He was born June 18, 1964, in Oconto Falls, to John Petersen and the late Doris Mae (Greenlan) Petersen. Bill was a graduate of Green Bay West High School, Class of 1982.

Following high school, he worked for Tufco and later for Georgia-Pacific. His family was his life. Bill loved spending time with his children and his dog.

He is survived by his children, Erika and Blake, both of Green Bay; his father, John Petersen, Green Bay; his sisters and brothers-in-law, Darlene and Thomas Van Lanen, Judy and Russell Jarvey, all of Green Bay; his nieces and nephews and their spouses, Michael Jarvey, John and Rachel Jarvey, Nicole and Shane Judd, all of Green Bay; Kristal and Scott Kernan, Oconto Falls; his great-nieces and great-nephews, Heily, Jack and Elena Jarvey, Brandon Kernan; his close friends, Jerry and Cheryl Forcey, De Pere; and his dog, "Captain Morgan".

He was preceded in death by his mother, Doris Petersen; an infant sister, Barbara; his paternal grandparents, William and Irene Petersen; his maternal grandparents, Leo "Bucko" and Augusta "Dolly" Greenlan.

Friends may call at Blaney Funeral Home, 1521 Shawano Ave., from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday. A memorial service will be held at 7 p.m. Friday at the funeral home with the Rev. Steven Witte officiating. Burial will be in Frostville Cemetery, Suring. To send online condolences, please go to www.BlaneyFuneralHome.com.

Posted March 28, 2007

Williquette, Chapin

Chapin Williquette, 21, of Green Bay, has passed on Monday, March 26, 2007. The son of Gene and Jean (Somers) Williquette was born Sept. 4, 1985 in Green Bay.

God's garden must be beautiful,

He always takes the best.

He knew that you were suffering,

He knew you were in pain,

He knew you would never get well on Earth again.

He saw the road was getting rough,

And the hills were hard to climb.

So he closed your weary eyelids,

And whispered, "Peace be thine."

It broke our hearts to lose you,

But you didn't go alone

For part of us went with you

The day God called you home.

He will be remembered by his parents, Jean and Gene Williquette; one sister, Mckenzie (Cohen) and Brad Moseng; one brother, Marshall (Liz Hammer) Cohen; nieces and nephews, Riley, Regan, Reis and Rhaney Moseng, Brennan Pauls, and Mosha Dov Cohen; as well as extended family, friends, and his dog, Nugget.

Friends may call at RYAN FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORY, 305 North Tenth Street, De Pere, from 3 to 7 p.m. Thursday, March 29, 2007. A service of remembrance will be celebrated at 7 p.m. Thursday at Ryan Funeral Home. Please visit www.ryanfh.com to send online condolences to the Williquette family.

3/28/2007 Herald Times Reporter

Posted March 28, 2007

Virgil David Peters

Virgil David Peters, age 61, Green Bay, died Saturday, March 24, 2007, surrounded by his loving family after a one-year battle with lung cancer.

He was born Nov. 22, 1945, in Two Rivers, to the late Andrew F. and Loretta (Korntved) Peters, the youngest of seven children. Virgil was a 1964 graduate of Mishicot High School, where he was junior prom king. After graduation, he attended Manitowoc Teacher's College. He enlisted in the U.S. Air Force, where he served four years, several of which included a tour of Spain. After his honorable discharge, he worked at Globe Laundry and Ray's World of Electronics in Manitowoc. On March 31, 1973, he married Bonnie Rusch in Manitowoc. In 1976, they moved to Green Bay where he worked as a draftsman with Hoida Lumber. In 1982, he took a position as a Fac Tech 2 (custodian) with the Green Bay Public Schools, retiring in September of 2006. He was an avid Packers fan and enjoyed bowling, golfing and sheepshead. He loved the Beatles, Bob Dylan and Roy Orbison. Virgil's great passion was woodworking. His excellently crafted items reside in many homes of friends and relatives.

Virgil is survived by his loving wife and best friend: Bonnie. They would have celebrated 34 years of marriage on March 31. He is also survived by four children; and 11 grandchildren; Rebecca and B.J. Zabel, and their four children: Brooklyn, twin sons: Brandon and Mitchell; Samuel, Janesville; Rachel and Stephen Popp, and their two children: Sydney and Lucas, Suamico; Nicole and Aaron Shafman, and their two children: Devin and Madison, Green Bay; Christopher and Nicole Peters, and their three children: Veronica, Kyle and Logan, Wrightstown; four brothers and their spouses: Leroy and Ann Peters, Madison; Jerry and Carolyn Peters, Framingham, Mass.; Kenneth and Nancy Peters, Green Bay; DuWayne Peters, Manitowoc; one sister: Joan Kochan, Manitowoc. He is further survived by brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law: Mike and LuRae Gomm, Germantown; Beverly and Grant Kaufman, Glen Rock, Pa.; Brian and Connie Rusch, Manitowoc; Cindy Rusch, Green Bay; his godchildren: Jill Zimdars, Cedarburg; Aaron Peters, Green Bay; numerous nieces and nephews, aunts and uncles, especially the clan from Wausau. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by one brother: Vincent Peters; a special brother-in-law: Ralph Kochan; his mother-in-law and father-in-law: Norma and Vernon Rusch; special cousins: Judy and Dale Aderhold; an aunt: Merle Brewer; and a granddaughter: Rhyan Leigh Popp.

Friends may call at Blaney Funeral Home, 1521 Shawano Ave., Green Bay, from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday. Friends may also call at St. Agnes Catholic Church, 1484 Ninth St., Green Bay, from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday.

The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Saturday at the church with the Rev. Richard Getchel officiating. Full military honors to follow. Inurnment will be in Knollwood Memorial Park, Manitowoc.

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

Some people come into our lives and quickly go. Some stay for awhile and give us a deeper understanding of what is truly important in this life. They touch our souls and help us become more than we ever were before. We gain strength from the imprints they left on our hearts and we are never the same. God's peace be with you.

The family extends special thanks to the radiation staff of St. Vincent Hospital, especially Connie Warzala. A special thank you also for the compassionate care given by Unity Hospice, especially Pam and Sharon.

Herald Times Reporter

March 28, 2007

3/29/2007 GBPG

Posted March 29, 2007

Randall, Mary Lou (Matzke)

Mary Lou (Matzke) Randall, 69, Green Bay, passed away after a courageous nine year battle with ovarian cancer Tuesday evening, March 27, 2007, at a local hospital.

Born Oct. 10, 1937, in Green Bay, she is the daughter of the late Earl and Annie (Scray) Matzke. Mary Lou is a graduate of East High School.

She married Donald Lipp on May 4, 1956, at St. Philip Church. The 22 year marriage was blessed with four children. Mary Lou was employed as a waitress at the Blackstone Restaurant.

She later married Charles Randall on April 5, 1990, he preceded her in death on Feb. 1, 2007. Mary Lou provided help to other cancer survivors especially with the Cancer Care Network. Above all, Mary Lou loved her family and spending time with them. She enjoyed being outdoors in the sun, the sound of crickets, bowling, writing poetry, and practicing her Catholic faith as she regularly attended Mass at St. Francis Xavier Cathedral.

She is survived by her first husband, Donald Lipp, De Pere; two daughters and sons-in-law, Vicki and Steven W. Krouth, De Pere; and Brenda and Kevin Broberg, Suamico; four grandchildren, Rachel and Doug Krouth and Zach and Brock Broberg; three brothers and spouses, Mike and Pat Matzke, Russ and Joan Matzke, Jerry Matzke; brothers-in-law, Bob Brosig, Silver Jankowski, Donald Gazella and James (Joan) Lipp; sister-in-law, Dorothy Matzke; many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; two sons, Douglas L. Lipp and Grant D. Lipp; husband, Charlie Randall; brothers, Merle (Dorothy), Donald, Robert (Leona) Matzke; sisters, Erna Brosig, Elizabeth (Chet) Corrigan, Shirley Jankowski, Eunice Gazella; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Louis and Mildred Lipp; sister-in-law, Janis Matzke; one niece, Amy Thompson; nephews, Scott Lipp and Lawrence Matzke.

Visitation at St. Francis Xavier Cathedral, 140 S. Monroe, Saturday from 9 a.m. until the time of the funeral. Rosary will be recited in the church at 10:45 a.m. prior to the Mass. Funeral 11 a.m. at the cathedral with Msgr. Roy M. Klister officiating. Christian burial in Ft. Howard Memorial Park. WEST MASON MALCORE Funeral Home is serving the family.

Mary Lou's family extends a very special thank you to Drs. James McGovern and Gerald K. Bayer; the staffs of Green Bay Oncology, San Luis Manor and St. Vincent Hospital and a very special thanks to Msgr. Roy Klister.

In lieu of other expressions of sympathy, a memorial fund has been established through the funeral home in Mary Lou's name.

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

Posted March 29, 2007

Watermolen, Genevieve Ann "Gen"

Genevieve Ann "Gen" Watermolen, 84, passed away on Wednesday, March 29, 2007, at a local nursing home.

She was born on April 9, 1922, in Green Bay, the daughter of the late Lawrence and Elizabeth (Piglowski) Piontek.

On Nov. 23, 1944, she married Francis J. Watermolen at St. Philip the Apostle Catholic Church, and they enjoyed 50 years together. He passed away on May 22, 1995.

She is survived by her two sons and daughters-in-law, Tom (Jane) Watermolen, and Paul (Mary) Watermolen, Green Bay; a daughter and son-in-law, Barb (Dave) Kelly, Minneapolis; grandchildren, Steve (Melissa) Watermolen, Chesapeake, Va.; Heather (Jeff) Welnetz, Kiel, Wis.; Timothy (Jessica) Watermolen, Jason Watermolen, all of Green Bay; Christopher Watermolen, Milwaukee; and Nicole Watermolen, Green Bay; great-grandchildren, Sarah and Thomas Watermolen, Alex and Zachary Welnetz, and Anthony Watermolen; a brother, Richard (Pat) Piontek; a sister, Julia Seidl, all of Green Bay; and a sister-in-law, Esther Piontek, Green Bay.

In addition to her husband and her parents, she was preceded in death by brothers, Sylvester "Sam" (Mary) Piontek and Joseph Piontek.

Visitation for Mrs. Watermolen will be on Friday, March 30, 2007, from 4 to 8 p.m. at Proko-Wall Funeral Home, 1630 East Mason St. Parish prayer services will be at 7 p.m. at the funeral home. Visitation will continue on Saturday at 9:30 a.m. at St. Philip Catholic Church, 312 Victoria St. The Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:30 Saturday at the church with Rev. Walter Stumpf officiating. Interment will take place at Allouez Catholic Cemetery. Online condolences may be expressed at www.prokowall.com.

In lieu of other expressions of sympathy, donations may be made to the Alzheimer's Association.

The family wishes to thank the staffs of Harbor House and Rennes Health Care Center for the kindness and care they showed to Gen.

3/29/2007 Herald Times Reporter

Posted March 29, 2007

Clayton Junion

Clayton Junion, age 85, a former longtime resident of Manitowoc, currently of Algoma, entered eternal life on Wednesday afternoon, March 28, 2007, at St. Vincent's Hospital, Green Bay, due to injuries sustained in an automobile accident several days ago. A complete obituary will be announced later by the Harrigan Parkside Funeral Home and Cremation Center, North 11th and St. Clair streets, Manitowoc.

Herald Times Reporter

March 29, 2007

3/30/2007 GBPG

Posted March 30, 2007

Belland, Jean A.

Jean A. Belland, 74, 5106 Remiker Lane, Manitowoc, died Tuesday morning, March 27, 2007, at Bellin Memorial Hospital in Green Bay.

Jean was born on Sept. 9, 1932, in Oconto, daughter of the late Alvin Sr. and Ruby Reed Wasurick.

She graduated from Oconto High School in 1950. Jean worked at the Red Owl and then at Fleet Farm as a merchandising clerk for many years until her death. She was a member of First Presbyterian Church in Manitowoc.

Survivors include one loving daughter, Deborah "Debbie" Belland, Manitowoc; five sisters, Mary Mills, Indiana; Judy (Ken) LaFortune, Oconto; Donna Bushmaker, Oconto; Susie (John) Dumke, Oconto; Janey Belongia, Oconto; one brother and two sisters-in-law, James (Dede) Wasurick, Green Bay; Ann Wasurick, Krakow; two special nieces and one special nephew, Amy (Milo) Noack, and their son, Hunter, Greenleaf; Bonnie (Jim) Gajewski and their children Gina and Greg, Green Bay; Billy (Mary) Wasurick and their children, Brianna and Morgan, Sobieski; other nieces, nephews, relatives, and all of her friends at Fleet Farm also survive.

She was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers and one sister-in-law, Alvin Jr. and Marge Wasurick, Roger Wasurick; one sister, Betty Wasurick; one brother-in-law, Rocky Mills.

Funeral services will be held at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, April 3, 2007, at First Presbyterian Church, 502 North 8th St., Manitowoc. Relatives and friends may call from 5 p.m. until the time of service at 7 p.m. on Tuesday at First Presbyterian Church, 502 North 8th Street, Manitowoc.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to First Presbyterian Church. Entombment will take place at Knollwood Mausoleum. The Reinbold & Pfeffer Family Funeral Home of Manitowoc is assisting the Belland family.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to Dr. Mathias Fuchs and his nurse, Sara, and all the other staff of Cardiology Associates of Green Bay.

Posted March 30, 2007

Walsh, Pearl E. 1918-2007

Pearl E. Walsh, 88, died peacefully at Parkview Manor Nursing Home, Green Bay, Wis., March 21 2007.

Pearl was born on Oct. 5, 1918, in Gladstone, Mich., to the late Antoine and Eva (Fournier) Pepin. On July 14, 1937, she married Ralph R. Walsh in Gladstone, Mich., and he preceded her in death on Aug. 12, 1972.

Pearl is survived by two sons, Raymond (Sharon) Walsh and Mark Walsh; two daughters, Judith Walsh and Cynthia (Paul) Kollath; two brothers, Robert (Elaine) Pepin and Donald (Charlotte) Erickson; two sisters, Jeanette Hickcox and Hazel Gillis; her grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins, in-laws and friends.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by three brothers, Raymond, Norman and Fred (Fritz) Pepin; one sister, Violet Hanson.

Private services will be held for the family in the chapel at the Gardens of Rest Cemetery in Wells, Mich. A final resting place will be next to her beloved husband.

The family would like to extend their sincere gratitude to the staff and nurses for the compassionate care given to Pearl the last nine years at Parkview Manor Nursing Home. A special thank you to Dr. Joseph Dobson.

MALCORE Funeral Home and Crematory is assisting the family, 432-5579.

In lieu of other expressions of sympathy, memorials can be sent to the Pearl Walsh Memorial Fund, c/o 3536 Bay Highlands Circle, Green Bay, Wisconsin 54311.

Death leaves a heartache no one can heal

Love leaves a memory no one can steal

Posted March 30, 2007

Blozinski, Brian David "Buzz"

Brian David "Buzz" Blozinski, 46, Green Bay, died Saturday, March 24, 2007, at home. He was born in Green Bay on Sept. 22, 1960, to the late Robert and Julia (Manteufel) Blozinski. Brian enjoyed being up north, snowmobiling, fishing and being with his family and his buddies.

He is survived by his wife, Lori Blozinski, and her son, Brad DeBroux; two children, Sara Peerenboom and Joshua Solper; four brothers, Mick (Diane), Danny (Diane), Rick (Cathy), and Bret (Becky) Blozinski; two sisters, Kay Blozinski and Ginny Speich; father-in-law, James J. DeBroux, Sr., Green Bay; mother-in-law, Connie Justus, Sheboygan; sisters-in-law, Shantell Randall, Tanya "T-Bear" (Cesar) Hernandez, April Justus, all of Sheboygan; Teresa Roblero, Green Bay; and one brother-in-law, James J. DeBroux, Jr., Green Bay; his special friend and cousin, Tim Manteufel; and many nieces, nephews, cousins and wonderful friends.

Brian was preceded in death by one sister, Lynn Ann; and two brothers-in-law, Rick Speich and Robert August Justus, Jr.; and one sister-in-law, Robin. A memorial fund has been established at the funeral home.

3/30/2007 Herald Times Reporter

Posted March 30, 2007

Elaine Guex Anderson

Elaine Guex Anderson, age 84, formerly of 3606 Meadow Lane, Manitowoc, died Wednesday afternoon, March 28, 2007, at the Manitowoc Health Care Center.

She was born Aug, 31, 1922, in Manitowoc County, daughter of the late Louis and Lillian (Greycarek) Guex. Elaine was a graduate of Denmark High School, class of 1939, and also attended Lakeshore Technical College. On April 25, 1942, she married Leeland H. Anderson at All Saints Catholic Church, Denmark. He preceded her in death May 14, 2005. Elaine was employed at Park Drug and Osco Drug for a number of years. She also was employed as the manager of Joan's Hallmark at Shopko Plaza until her retirement in 1988. Elaine was a volunteer and member at the Capitol Civic Centre and the Manitowoc County Sheriff's Department. She also served as a Eucharist minister at St. Paul Catholic Church and Holy Family Hospital. She was a member of the Manitowoc Senior Center and St. Francis of Assisi.

Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law: Mary Jane and James Nickels, Manitowoc; a daughter-in-law: Monica Anderson, Whitelake, Mich.; four grandchildren: Stephan and Corie Nickels, Madison; Christopher Nickels, Philadelphia; Andrea Nickels and her fiancé: Sean Roberts, Miami, Fla.; Renee and Dave Drap, Whitelake, Mich.; two great- granddaughters: Mackenzie Rae and Ella Monique; two step-great-grandsons: Ryan and Brandon; a brother: Milton Guez, Mishicot; a sister: Louise Devereux, Manitowoc; and a sister-in-law: Joyce Guex, Shawano. She was also preceded in death by a son: James Anderson in 1992; two brothers: John and Richard Guex; two sisters and a brother-in-law: Marion and Warren Craft; Jeanette Beck; a sister-in-law and dear friend: Mary Guex; and a sister-in-law: Vivian Guex.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, April 4, 2007, at St. Francis of Assisi on Waldo, Manitowoc. Officiating at the Mass of Christian Burial will be the Rev. Daniel Felton with entombment at Knollwood Mausoleum, town of Kossuth.

The family will greet relatives and friends at St. Francis of Assisi on Waldo, Manitowoc, from 9 a.m. Wednesday, April 4, 2007, until the time of service at 11 a.m.

A memorial has been established in her name.

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

The family wishes to express their heartfelt gratitude to the loving care givers who helped take care of Elaine at home for as long as possible. We would also like to thank the staff at Manitowoc Health Care Center, for their care the last weeks of her life.

Herald Times Reporter

March 30, 2007

Posted March 30, 2007

Clayton Junion

Clayton Junion, age 85, a resident of 1920 Mueller St., Algoma, and formerly of 301 Hawthorne Terrace, Manitowoc, entered into eternal life on Wednesday, March 28, 2007, at St. Vincent Hospital in Green Bay.

Clayton was born on Feb. 7, 1922 in Kewaunee County to the late Clarence and Alice Sisel Junion. On Sept. 16, 1950, he married Doloris Schmelzer in Algoma. Doloris preceded Clayton in death on May 18, 2005. Clayton served in the U.S. Navy during World War II in the Pacific Theatre.

Clayton is survived by his cousins, other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents and his wife: Doloris.

The family will greet relatives and friends on Saturday, March 31, 2007, at Holy Name of Mary Catholic Church, 7491 County Road H, Maplewood, from 10 a.m. until the beginning of the Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m. The Rev. W. Buhl will officiate with burial to follow at the parish cemetery.

The Harrigan Parkside Funeral Home and Cremation Center, North 11th and St. Clair streets, Manitowoc, is assisting the family with funeral arrangements.

Herald Times Reporter

March 30, 2007

Posted March 30, 2007

Jean A. Belland

Jean A. Belland, age 74, of 5106 Remiker Lane, Manitowoc, died Tuesday morning, March 27, 2007, at Bellin Memorial Hospital in Green Bay.

Jean was born on Sept. 9, 1932, in Oconto, daughter of the late Alvin Sr. and Ruby Reed Wasurick. She graduated from Oconto High School in 1950. Jean worked at the Red Owl and then at Fleet Farm, as a merchandising clerk for many years until her death. She was a member of First Presbyterian Church in Manitowoc.

Survivors include one loving daughter: Deborah "Debbie" Belland, Manitowoc; five sisters: Mary Mills, Indiana; Judy (Ken) LaFortune, Donna Bushmaker, Susie (John) Dumke, Janey Belongia, all of Oconto; one brother and two sisters-in-law: James (Dede) Wasurick, Green Bay; Ann Wasurick, Krakow; two special nieces and one special nephew: Amy (Milo) Noack, and their son: Hunter, Greenleaf; Bonnie (Jim) Gajewski and their children: Gina and Greg, Green Bay; Billy (Mary) Wasurick and their children: Brianna and Morgan, Sobieski; other nieces, nephews, relatives, and all of her friends at Fleet Farm also survive. She was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers and one sister-in-law: Alvin Jr. and Marge Wasurick; Roger Wasurick; one sister: Betty Wasurick; one brother-in-law: Rocky Mills.

Funeral services will be held at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, April 3, 2007, at First Presbyterian Church, 502 N. Eighth St., Manitowoc.

Relatives and friends may call from 5 p.m. until the time of service at 7 p.m. on Tuesday at First Presbyterian Church, 502 N. Eighth St., Manitowoc. Entombment will take place at Knollwood Mausoleum.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to First Presbyterian Church.

The Reinbold & Pfeffer Family Funeral Home of Manitowoc, is assisting the Belland family.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to Dr. Mathias Fuchs, and his nurse, Sara, and all the other staff of Cardiology Associates of Green Bay.

Herald Times Reporter

March 30, 2007

3/30/2007 Kewaunee County Newspapers

Delveaux, Mary Ann

Mary Ann Delveaux, 81, Algoma, died Tuesday. March 20, 2007, after a very long, courageous and determined battle with cancer at the Skilled Nursing Facility in the Door County Memorial Hospital in Sturgeon Bay. She was born March 27, 1925, in Forestville, to Andrew and Emma (Tesar) Lawrence.

Mary Ann married Milton Delveaux June of 1947 He preceded her in death in 1976. Mary Ann was a very patient , loving, kind, caring, and gentle wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She was a friend to all. Mary Ann was a member of the "Grapes", a group of ladies who grew up together in Forestville and continued to meet monthly. Their last get-together was on Tuesday, March 13, 2007 while visiting Mary Ann at the Skilled Nursing Facility of Door County Memorial Hospital.

Mary Ann continued to hold the office of president of the Legion Auxillary in Algoma until her death. She was also a member of the Red Hatters in Algoma, St. Mary's Parish and Rosary Society. A few years back, she was also a member of the Algoma Community Band., and the Homemakers Club. She loved getting together with family and friends. She loved holidays and spending time with loved ones. She was a seasonal camper at Jellystone from 1969 to 1977. She enjoyed visiting family at Jellystone in Sturgeon Bay on Sunday's during the summer and attending Mass there. Mary Ann enjoyedtrips to Minnesota and going out for special dinners.

In her earlier years of marriage, Mary Ann enjoyed trips to Norfolk, Va., with her children while her husband, Milton, was on Naval duty there for two weeks at a time. Mary Ann was the first woman treasurer of Algoma in 1957. She later worked as the reprographics coordinator and also secretary for the Algoma School District. Her last several years of employment were spent with Father Bill Kuhr for St. Mary's Parish.

Survivors include her three children, Kathy (David) Wisnicky, Rick(Betty) Delveaux, all of Algoma; and Jay (Theresa) Delveaux, Maplewood, Minn; eight grandchildren: Troy Krause, Green Bay; Tara Krause, Andrew and Matthew Wisnicky, all of Algoma; Tracie (Tim) Cochart, Brussels; Alex Delveaux (fiancee Malorie), Algoma; Stephanie and Kimberly Delveaux, Maplewood, Minn; one step- grandson, Rick (Cory) Wisnicky; two great-grandchildren, McKenzie Krause and Thomas Cochart; two brothers and three sister-in-law, Charles (Nancy) Lawrence, Menasha; Andy (Betty) Lawrence, Sturgeon Bay; and Iola Lawrence, Green Bay; nieces and nephews.

She was further preceded in death by her grandson Zachary Wisnicky, in 1987;parents, Andrew and Emma (Tesar) Lawrence; sister, Kathryn; and brother, Kenneth. Mary Ann was deeply loved by her family and all who knew her. She will be greatly missed.
Friends gathered at the Schinderle Funeral Home, Algoma from 4-8 pm Thursday, March 22 and after 10 am Friday at St. Mary's Catholic Church until the Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Bill Kuhr, officaitng. Prayer service 7:30 p.m.

Thursday at the funeral home. Burial inthe church cemetery.
Mom. we love you and know you are in a better place. We hold you close in our hearts, as we do Dad. We will see you both again some day. Love you, Kathy Rick, Jay and families.

The family would like to thank Dr. Marcus Steele, Dr. R. Bradley Nelson, Unity Hospice, St. Vincent Oncology, Cancer Center at DCMH, all who helped with Mom's care at Door County Memorial Hospital and Skilled Nursing Facility and the Algoma Rescue Squad.
Online condolences may be sent to www.schinderle.com.

Thiry, Linda Lou

Linda Lou Thiry Linda Lou (Shepard - Sawdo) Thiry. Linda was born September 10, 1945, in Ohio. God took herhome March 25, 2007. Linda was a loving wife, mother, and great loving grandmother and great-grandmother.

We will one day join her, but we will have her spirit and memories. Will miss her witty comments and laughter. Will miss hugs from her, when we get afraid of the next hurdle in life. Shared our good times and bad times. Card playing at night. We will miss you mom (grandma). You're my rainbow and my light when I am down. "All that I am or ever hope to be, I owe to my angel mother." You will be the family's little angel on our shoulders.

Survivors include her loving and devoted husband, Richard Thiry, and his children, Charlie, Irene, Andy and Brad; her children, David and Judy Shepard, Jonathan and Victoria Shepard, Lawrence and Kristine Sawdo, Leslie Sawdo and girlfriend, Trista Kinjerski, Tammy and Roger Sawdo, and Brenda Sawdo and boyfriend, Geoff Wiech; grandchildren, Daniel "Lucky" and Dawn Gillis,Tammy, Michelle and Roger Haskell, Tabitha, Prescott, Mara, Zachariah, Megan and Jacob Shepard, Alexander and Reilly Sawdo, Caroline (Steven) Maccoux, Kayla, Lindsay and Amber, Jessica (Brian) Hutchings, Christopher Sawdo and girlfriend: Crystal; Pamela Sawdo, Mika,Samantha, Davin and Nicholas; great - grandchildren: Brianna, Cody, Heaven, Mariah, Samantha, Edith, Cameron, Dakota, Ethan and Kaidin.

Linda outlived her dear son, Jonathan Shepard; two husbands, David Shepard and Lawrence Sawdo; one sister; two brothers; her parents, Frank and Elsie Nease; and three sets of in-laws over the span of her life.

The family will greet relatives and friends for a memorial visitation at Deja & Martin Funeral Chapels, Two Rivers, on Wednesday, March 28, from 12 noon until 3 p.m. Deja & Martin Funeral Chapels, Two Rivers, is assisting the Thiry family with arrangements.

 


Delarwelle, Mayme L.


Mayme L. Delarwelle, 90, Algoma, died Friday, March 16, 2007 at Algoma Long Term Care Unit. She was born Oct. 17, 1916, in Tonet to the late William andMargaret (Jadin) Dart.

She married Erwin Delarwelle Nov. 19, 1935 at St. Martins Catholic Church in Tonet. Mayme and Erwin moved to Algoma in 1946. She greatly enjoyed spending time with her grand and great-grandchildren, playing cards, baking, and crocheting different things to give to people. She was a member of the St. Marys' Rosary Society.

Mayme is survived by her children, Larry (Kathryn) Delarwelle, Burnsville, Minn.; Gayle Gulley, Forestville; Gail (John) Haack, Algoma; grandchildren, Steve (Tree) Delarwelle, Lisa (Bill) Colombo, Scott (Jill) Delarwelle, Chris (Sheryl) Delarwelle, Julie (Kevin) Coenen, Jamie (Chris) Killoren, Dave Delarwelle, Jolynn (Tom) Ryan, Jason(Lisa) Haack, Amy and Jodi Haack; 17 great-grandchildren; one sister in law Ceil Dart; one brother in law Louis Johnson; brother in law and sisters in law Beulah Delarwelle, Victoria (Andrew) Berger, Lillian Schmidt,and Hazel Dekeyser.

She was preceded in death by husband, Erwin on May 12, 2005, one son Garry Delarwelle, one brother Cliff Dart, three sisters Irene Dalebroux, Verna Johnson, Marcella Robinson, brothers-in -law and sisters-in- law.
Family and friends called Tues. March 20, 2007, at St. Marys' Catholic Church, Algoma from 3 to 5 p.m. with Mass of Christian Burial following at 5 p.m. Father Bill Swichtenberg was officiating. Burial was in St. Mary's Cemetery. Wiesner & Massart Funeral Home in Algoma handled the arrangements.
The family wishes to extend special thanks to Algoma Long Term Staff, Dr. Rob Anderson, Tina Schmidt CNP, and the staff of Bay Road Place.

Hocks, Carol Jean

Carol Jean Hocks, 70, Rio Creek, died Thursday, March 15th, 2007, peacefully at home surrounded by her family. She was born Oct. 22, 1936 in the Town of Lincoln to the late Jule and Irene (Lukes) Delebreau.
Carol married George Monroe Hocks, May 14, 1957 at St. Peter Catholic Church, Lincoln. Carol farmed along with her husband in Rio Creek. She enjoyed spending quality time with her grandchildren, baking and cooking, sewing and patching and gardening.

Carol is survived by her husband of 49 years George Monroe, her daughters, Cynthia (Dan) Vertz, Algoma; Christina (Craig) Giesseman, Sturgeon Bay; grandchildren, Eric (Lacey) Vertz, Amy (fianc'e, Bryan) Vertz, Isaac ( Special friend Beckie) Vertz, Cory and Casey Giesseman; one brother-in-law, Bernard Hocks; Five Nephews, one niece and many cousins.

Carol is Preceded in death by one sister, Rosemary (Hilbert) Jorgensen, one sister-in-law Roseann Jochman, one brother-in-law B.J. Hocks, mother-in-law and father-in-law John and Bridget Hocks.
Family and friends called Sunday, March 18, 2007 at Wiesner and Massart Funeral Home, Casco from 4 to 8 p.m. and again Monday from 10-11 a.m. at St. Peter Catholic Church, Lincoln. Wake service was 7 pm
Sunday. Funeral was 11 a.m. Monday at St. Peters Church with Fr. Jerome Taddy officiating. Burial in the church cemetery.
Carol's family wishes to Thank Dr. Anthony Jaslowski and his staff at Door County Cancer Center and the Staff of Unity Hospice for their car and comfort. A Thank You also to neighbors and friends for their support and prayers during this difficult time.


Ledvina, Mildred M. (Pruha)

Mildred M. (Pruha) Ledvina, 89, Madison, passed away peacefully at Oregon Manor on Thursday, March 15, 2007. She was born on Feb. 18, 1918 in Green Bay, Wis. She married Bernard Ledvina in 1938. They farmed for 20 years before moving to Kewaunee and then back to Green Bay. In 1969, they moved to Madison. Bernard preceded her in death on Jan. 7, 1998.

Mildred is survived by a daughter, June Paral, Greeley, Colo.; two sons, Sid, Madison; and Myron (Ilene) Waunakee; and three grandchildren.
As per Mrs. Ledvina's request, there will be no funeral or visitation.
A special thank you for the loving care of the staff at Oregon Manor.

Mildred was a kind and loving wife, mother and grandmother. She will be fondly remembered and missed by all. Also, thanks for special assistance from Cress Funeral & Cremation Service, 6021 University Avenue in Madison.


Svoboda, Pearl D.


Pearl "Dottie" Svoboda, 89, Kewaunee died Tuesday, March 13, 2007 at Fred and Mamie's Assisted Living after a brief illness. She was born June 2, 1917 in Spruce, Wis., to the late August and Elizabeth (Fuller) Pagel.
Pearl married Maynard E. Svoboda on June 25, 1938, in Norman.

Together they operated a store, bar and dance hall in East Krok. Many enjoyed weddings, banquets, polka dances and Friday fish fries. After his death, she sold the business to their son, Les. Pearl was a member of St. Hedwig Church, the Altar Society and the Choir, Pro-Life, Kewaunee County Chapter, Wisconsin Right-to-Life, Kewaunee Senior Center, Golden Tones, Kewaunee, Algoma Ladies Golf League; and a member of the Jolly Czechs, a group that was formed with her sister, brother and friends. They performed at nursing homes, the senior center, dance halls etc. Their performances were enjoyed by many. She took up golf at age 62 and golfed until she was 80. She enjoyed her golf trips to Myrtle Beach and Biloxi, Miss. Pearl traveled with her late husband out West, to Hawaii and the Bahamas. She enjoyed Carribean cruises with her daughter, Dar, trips to California and Arizona visiting relatives, special trips to Fatima and Lourdes in Europe. She also went on trips to Canada with friends and Nashville with relatives. Besides traveling, Pearl enjoyed singing, dancing, bowling, golfing, playing cards, crossword puzzles, cooking, baking and was an avid Chicago Cubs fan all of her life.

Patience, strength and a calm presence will inspire all who knew her.
Survivors include seven daughters, Gail (Larry) Hanko, Forestville; Elizabeth (Ralph) Zellner, DePere; Faye (Len) Conard, Luxemburg, Jean (Roger) Sager, Mishicot; Darlene (Jim) Legois, Winchester; Laura Robinson, Kewaunee; and Sheila (Dan) Vincent, Luxemburg; three sons,
Les and special friend, Pam Schroeder, Marinette; Wayne (Diane), and Randy, all of Green Bay; one brother, Carl Pagel, Kewaunee; two sisters, Joyce Kinjerski, Kewaunee and Lou (Bill) Popp, Townsend, one sister-in-law, Marie Pagel; thirty-one grandchildren; thirty-four great-grandchildren and one great- great grandchild.

She was preceded in death by her husband Maynard, on Sept. 14, 1972, one son, Maynard Jr.; three brothers, Earl, Lester and Rupert Pagel; one sister, Effie Luedtke; two sisters-in-law,Garnett Pagel and Revella (Lester) Pagel and two brothers-in-law, Roland Luedtke and Thomas Kinjerski.

Friends called after 4 p.m. Friday, March 16, at Buchanan Funeral, Kewaunee. A parish wake service was held at 6 p.m. Visitation continued Saturday at St. Mary's Church, Luxemburg, after 9 a.m. until time of services. Mass of Christian Burial was at 11 a.m. Saturday at the church with the Fr. Milton Suess officiating. Burial was in St. Joseph Cemetery, Norman.

The family would like to extend special thanks to Sharon and Wayne Depeau and Lori and Gary Delfosse, owners of Fred and Mamie's Assisted Living and their staff as well as the staff of Aurora Hospice for their wonderful care of their mother.

3/31/2007 GBPG

Posted March 31, 2007

Vanderveren, Richard Henry

Richard Henry Vanderveren, 82, Flintville, died Wednesday, March 28, 2007.

He was born Dec. 8, 1924, to Clarence and Genevieve (Caelwaerts) Vanderveren. Richard had farmed in the Suamico area all of his life. He loved everything outdoors, hunting, fishing, cutting wood and enjoyed his bear hunting group. He also enjoyed being with his family.

Survivors include two brothers and one sister-in-law, Dale Vanderveren and his friend, Bonnie, Suamico; Carl and Mary Vanderveren, Townsend; nieces and nephews, including two godchildren, Luke (Christine) Vanderveren, Craig Vanderveren, Cindy (John) Hynes, Leanne (Dave) Tomaschefsky, Vanessa (Mike) Marin, Mark Vanderveren and his friend, Michelle, Chris (Bill) Andrews, Sally Vanderveren and her friend, Gary, Lance (Becky) Vanderveren, Earl Vanderveren; many great-nieces and great-nephews.

Friends may call at Blaney Funeral Home, 1521 Shawano Ave., from 5 to 7 p.m. Sunday. Friends may also call at SS. Edward & Isidore Catholic Church, 3667 Flintville Road., Flintville, from 10 to 11 a.m. Monday. The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Monday at the church with the Rev. David Kasperek officiating. Burial will be in St. John the Baptist Cemetery. To send online condolences, please go to www.BlaneyFuneralHome.com.

3/31/2007 Post Crescent

Posted March 31, 2007

Cloutier, Donald G.

Donald G. Cloutier, age 82, of Dale, passed away on March 30, 2007, at Cherry Meadows. Donald was born on March 6, 1925, in Marinette, the son of the late Julius and Della (Blair) Cloutier. Donald served in World War II as a Merchant Marine and then in the Army 82nd Airborne. On July 29, 1949, Donald married Margaret Henebry. Donald worked as the CEO of Mid Valley Industrial Services in Dale until his retirement.

He enjoyed hunting, fishing, traveling and was a member of the Hortonville American Legion Post 55.

Donald is survived by his wife Margaret; seven children: Gary Cloutier, Oshkosh; John Cloutier, Washington, D.C.; Ellen (Curt) Schneider, West Bloomfield; Craig (Colleen) Cloutier, New London; Joan (Rudy) Beyer, Weyauwega; Stacey (Sandy) Cloutier, Fremont; Julie Vander Pas, Waupaca; 15 grandchildren, three great-grandchildren; a sister; Alice Schutzendorf, Clearwater, FL; two sisters-in-law: Dorothy Cloutier, Neenah; Ethel Henebry, Appleton.

Donald was preceded in death by two brothers, Chet and Gilbert.

The family of Donald G. Cloutier would like to invite you to the New London Shamrock Country Club for a Celebration of his Life on Sunday, April 1, 2007, from 4-6 p.m.

WESTGOR FUNERAL HOME

205 W. Doty Ave.

Posted March 31, 2007

Gross, Maria J.

Maria J. Gross, age 76, of 514 N. Milwaukee St. in Plymouth, died peacefully at her home Tuesday morning, March 27, 2007. She was born July 9, 1930, in Vienna, Austria, a daughter of the late Franz and Ludmilla (Hofer) Guger.

On September 15, 1962, she married Kurt Gross in Vienna, Austria. They had met at the American Embassy where she worked in Administration and Refugee Affairs. She played an important role there, helping Hungarian refugees obtain visas, often working 24-hour shifts during the Revolution in 1956. Very sought out for her capability and attention to detail, she at one point had three bosses. They cared so much for her that they organized a movie star-style wedding reception for her and Kurt at the Embassy, and escorted her to the train station when the two left for their new posting. She met personalities like the actor Yul Brenner and the conductor Herbert V. Karajan in her work, and continued an interesting diplomatic career with Kurt which brought them to Washington, D.C., Tokyo, Bangkok, Bonn, Zagreb, Berne, Harare and Belgrade. Maria was very involved in Kurt's career, often having to drive around visitors like former President Jimmy Carter and his wife, Rosalind, talking with George and Barbara Bush or sewing with the Japanese empress dowager, Michiko. It was also a hard life where she needed to prepare dinners for 22 guests at a couple hours notice, or where she needed to drive 8 hours to go shopping in a different country where food was available.

Maria always had an inquisitive and humorous spirit, and became very attuned to computers late in life. She reconnected with her far-flung friends in other countries, ordered tasty specialties from Austria, participated in an Austrian cooking forum (and got many of her recipes published), or simply researched anything that she wanted to know about. She was always a bit ahead of her time — as a young professional, she rode a heavy Puch motorcycle (which she occasionally crashed, explaining the various metal fasteners in her bones), she went on weekend mountain climbing expeditions (which explained the bloody fingernails on Monday mornings), and loved skiing in the Austrian alps. She was a phenomenal cook, taking the things she loved from each place she lived and combining them into ever surprising dishes. She was a great host, taking very good care of anyone visiting her home and sharing her stories of places visited and travails endured. She loved to garden, collecting many interesting plants from all over the world, and ever ready to pass her knowledge on to anyone who was interested. She had a love of beautiful things, she loved to cross stitch, and would visit in Vienna regularly to catch a play or an opera and drop in to the Hotel Sacher for a Viennese coffee and a slice of Sachertorte.

And she was a great mother, taking loving care and passing on a wealth of knowledge to her only son, not always an easy thing in the exotic places and unusual circumstances she found herself in.

Survivors include one son, Martin Gross (and his fiancee Nada) of Shorewood, WI; one sister, Ludmilla Carpenter of New Jersey; her two nieces Marianne and Theresa; and her delightful house rabbits Uno and Due.

A graveside memorial service will be held Saturday, March 31, at 1 p.m. at St. John the Baptist Cemetery in Plymouth. The Rev. Dennis Van Beek will officiate. Friends may call at the Wittkopp-Schneider Funeral Home from 11 to 12:45 on Saturday, March 31. Memorials may be sent to the Wisconsin House Rabbit Society, PO Box 46473, Madison WI 53744-6473, Phone: 608-232-7044, in Maria's name. Online condolences may also be sent to www.wittkoppschneider.com.

Posted March 31, 2007

Trauba, Leona T. (Reimer)

Leona T. (Reimer) Trauba, Greenville, age 92, passed away on Thursday, March 29, 2007, at Carolina Manor in Appleton following a short illness. Leona was born on September 7, 1914, in Maplewood, WI, daughter of the late Frank and Anna (Zipperer) Reimer. On August 10, 1946, Leona married Gerald Trauba at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Greenville. They enjoyed 53 years of marriage together until his death in 1999. Leona was a lifelong resident of Greenville and a lifelong member of St. Mary's Catholic Church in Greenville and also a member of Christian Women. Leona was a devoted wife and mother, and has delighted in her grandchildren. She especially loved fishing with her husband Gerry. She was also an avid gardener.

Leona is survived by a daughter, Donna (John) Sandbo, Tigard, OR; a son, Rev. William Trauba O.F.M. Cap, Monterrey, MX; a sister, Margaret (Louis) Rudloff, Greenville; two grandchildren, Bill and Charlie Sandbo; and numerous, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Besides her parents and husband, Leona was preceded in death by sisters: Frances, Mary, Eleanor, and Helen; brothers: Harold, Erwin, Clarence and Leonard.

Mass of Resurrection for Leona will be held on Tuesday, April 3, 2007, at 11:00 a.m. at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Greenville with Fr. Mark Vander Steeg concelebrating with Fr. Bill Trauba. Burial will be in the parish cemetery. Friends may call at the church on Tuesday from 9:00 a.m. until the time of service.

The family would like to thank the Caroline Manor staff for all the loving care and concern given to Leona.

Borchardt & Moder Funeral Home

3/31/2007 Door County Advocate

Posted March 28, 2007

Linda Thiry

Linda Lou (Shepard-Sawdo) Thiry was born Sept. 10, 1945, in Ohio. God took her home Sunday, March 25, 2007.

Linda was a loving wife, mother, and great loving grandmother and great-grandmother.

She outlived her dear son, Jonathan Shepard; two husbands, David Shepard and Lawrence Sawdo; one sister; two brothers; her parents, Frank and Elsie Nease; and three sets of in-laws over the span of her life.

Survivors include her loving and devoted husband, Richard Thiry; and his children, Charlie, Irene, Andy and Brad; her children, David and Judy Shepard, Jonathan and Victoria Shepard, Lawrence and Kristine Sawdo, Leslie Sawdo and girlfriend, Trista Kinjerski, Tammy and Roger Sawdo, and Brenda Sawdo and boyfriend, Geoff Wiech; grandchildren: Daniel “Lucky” and Dawn Gillis, Tammy, Michelle and Roger Haskell, Tabitha, Prescott, Mara, Zachariah, Megan and Jacob Shepard, Alexander and Reilly Sawdo, Caroline (Steven) Maccoux, Kayla, Lindsay and Amber, Jessica (Brian) Hutchings, Christopher Sawdo and girlfriend, Crystal, Pamela Sawdo, Mika, Samantha, Davin and Nicholas; great-grandchildren, Brianna, Cody, Heaven, Mariah, Samantha, Edith, Cameron, Dakota, Ethan and Kaidin.

The family will greet relatives and friends for a memorial visitation at Deja & Martin Funeral Chapels, Two Rivers, Wednesday afternoon, March 28, from noon until 3 p.m.

Deja & Martin Funeral Chapels, Two Rivers, is assisting the Thiry family with arrangements.

We will one day join her, but we will have her spirit and memories. Will miss her witty comments and laughter. Will miss hugs from her; when we get afraid of the next hurdle in life. Share our good times and bad times. Card playing at night. We will miss you Mom (Grandma). You’re my rainbow and my light when I am down. “All that I am or ever hope to be, I owe to my angel mother.” You will be the family’s little angel on our shoulders.

Posted March 28, 2007

Richard Tyson

Richard F. “Dick” Tyson, 83, died peacefully Saturday, March 24, 2007.

Richard was preceded in death by his wife, Norma K. (Hierl); son, Paul Richard; brothers, John J. III (Marianne), Thomas J. (Sally); and his sister, Ruthmary (Mike) McCormick.

He is survived by his children, Daniel, Joseph, Mark, Teresa (Timothy) Philipp, Mary Pat (Greg) Vanderlaan, Kate (Bill) Weir, Anne (Jaime) Pera, Jane (Greg) Menting, Martha, Matthew, Caroline and Susan (Thomas) Coady; his grandchildren, Erin, Matthew and Kevin Tyson, Sarah, Christopher (Charity), Andrew, Robert, Emily (Jan) Lie, Stephen, Patrick and Daniel Tyson, Elizabeth Philipp, Luke Vanderlaan, Colleen, John, Nicholas, Mary Elizabeth, Thomas, Brian and Daniel Weir, Daniel and Lauren Pera, Patrick and Joseph Menting and Madison and Emma Coady; and great grandchild, Jasmine Tyson. He is also survived by his cousins and by his many beloved nieces and nephews who loved him as a second father and as a friend.

Dick attended St. Sebastian’s grade school (1937), Marquette University High School (1941), Marquette University (1943) and graduated with high honors from Marquette University Law School (1949).

He was a member of Phi Beta Kappa fraternity at Marquette University.

His high school classmates often reminded him of his gift to them, a day off from school, when he won the statewide Latin contest his senior year.

During World War II he served with the 9th Army Air Force, 387th Bomb Squadron, flying 46 missions in the European theater and later enjoyed a lifetime fellowship with his fellow Air Corps veterans as a member of the B-26 Marauder Men.

After his military service and law school, he started his career in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin at the Hierl Insurance Agency and then as a journalist and college professor on the East Coast.

He returned to Milwaukee and served as counsel to the Milwaukee Board of Realtors and then practiced with the firm of Camp, Pfannerstill, Camp and Tyson. Later he served as corporate counsel for several of the underwriters in the title insurance industry, retiring from Minnesota Title Insurance Company to his home in Baileys Harbor in 1994.

He was a member and chair of the Milwaukee Bar Association and active in many bar association, civic and real estate activities over his career. He loved the law and was respected by his legal peers as an expert in his chosen specialty of real estate law.

He gave countless pro bono service to the poor and clients who had no other voice, including those of the unborn through his work with the Wisconsin Right to Life.

Dick was among the founding members of Opus Dei in the United States, living the fullness of his faith through dedication to his work, family and friends.

His clear Irish tenor voice and his love of song were shared with friends and family at every available opportunity. He had a great sense of humor and quick wit and a passion for his life and life’s work that he spent always as a man of justice and faith.

He was a member of the Milwaukee Council on Equal Opportunity, member and president of Citizens for Educational Freedom, The Holy Name Society, the St. Thomas More Society, Our Lady of the Bays Knights of Columbus, and the Ancient Order of Hibernians. He was also a member of the American Legion Billy Weiss Post No. 527.

He was first and foremost a devoted husband and father and counted as his greatest success his family. He lived by the words he made his own: “The heart has an infinite capacity for love,” and found great happiness surrounded by his family, and especially his loving wife and best friend, Norma.

Visitation will be at Becker Ritter Funeral Home, 14075 West North Avenue, Brookfield, Thursday, March 29, from 4 to 8 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Friday, March 30, at St. Sebastian’s Parish (5400 W. Washington Blvd.) at noon.

Interment Services will be Saturday, 11:45. Please meet at St. Mary of the Lake Catholic Church (8013 Hwy. 57, Baileys Harbor). Interment will be at St. Mary’s Cemetery, Baileys Harbor.

Memorials to Marquette University Law School, St. Sebastian’s Catholic School or Layton Cultural Center will be appreciated. Sympathy expressions may be offered from www.beckerritter.com.