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5/1/2007 GBPG

Posted May 1, 2007

Duquaine, Elaine R.

Elaine R. Duquaine, 83, De Pere, went to her eternal rest on Sunday, April 29, 2007, her birthday. Elaine was born on April 29, 1924, to the late Frank and Elizabeth (Heuvelmans) Hermsen of De Pere. On May 29, 1942, she married Lewis A. Duquaine at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Green Bay. They lived in Fond du Lac for 26 years where they owned and operated their own business. De Pere became their home in 1970. Elaine worked at Bellin Hospital for six years and at Family Practice for 20 years. Elaine loved to bake and cook, sharing her creations with relatives and friends.

Survivors include one son and daughter-in-law, Roger and Susan Duquaine, De Pere; one daughter, Judy D. Allen, Fort Lauderdale, Fla.; one granddaughter, Rachel (Duquaine) and Chris Goffard, De Pere; great-granddaughters, Catherine and Emma; one brother, Gerald and Georgiana Hermsen, Green Bay; sisters, Bernadette Staddler, Green Bay; Tessie Frisbie, Kansas.

Elaine was preceded in death by her husband, Lewis A. Duquaine on Sept. 17, 1986; her parents; four brothers and five sisters; four brothers-in-law.

Family and friends may call at St Mary Catholic Community, Pope John XXIII Circle, off Sportsmans Drive, town of Ledgeview on Thursday from 9:30 until 11 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial 11 a.m. Thursday at the church with Rev. John H. Harper officiating. Interment Mt Calvary Cemetery De Pere.

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

We would like to thank the nurses and staff at Ledgeview Nursing Center for their tender loving care and compassion that was given to Elaine.

Posted May 1, 2007

Halron, Irene Mary

Irene Mary Halron, 96, Green Bay, died Saturday, April 28, 2007, at her current residence in De Pere. She was born in Green Bay, Oct. 15, 1910, the daughter of the late Arthur and Leontine (Noel) VanderGeeten. She married Lawrence "Sam" Halron Nov. 25, 1936, at Saints Peter and Paul Church, and he preceded her in death Aug. 26, 1980. Irene had a great love of family and a deep devotion to her faith. She was a lifetime member of Saints Peter and Paul Church and the Ladies Altar Society. Irene enjoyed visiting with her children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren. She also enjoyed bowling, traveling, baking, and knitting.

She is survived by her five children and their spouses, Kenneth and Ann Halron, Atlanta, Ga.; Kathleen Madigan, De Pere; Janice and David O'Brien, Green Bay; Patricia and Norman Leary, Cincinnati, Ohio; and Stephen and Sandra Halron, Wrightstown; 13 grandchildren, Julie (Frank) Orr, Michael (Allison) Halron, Kevin Halron, Dan Halron, Mark (Kim) Madigan, Mary Turpin, Scott Madigan, David Madigan, Kelly Katers, Tom O'Brien, Jeff (Erica) Leary, Jenny (Mark) Westerbeck, and Beth (Matt) Mannarino; 18 great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews.

Irene was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Lawrence "Sam" Halron; grandson, Kevin O'Brien; two brothers, Herman and Norbert VanderGeeten; five sisters, Esther VanderGeeten, Sylvia Van Derven, Mildred VanderGeeten, Germaine Prechter, and Isabel Friedeman.

Visitation at MALCORE (EAST) Funeral Home, University Avenue at N. Baird Street, Friday from 4 to 8 p.m. and prior to the funeral on Saturday. Parish wake service 7:30 p.m. Friday. Saturday's visitation will continue at the funeral home until the time of the funeral. A Rosary will be said in the church prior to the funeral by the SS. Peter and Paul Ladies Altar Society. Mass of Christian Burial 11 a.m. Saturday at Saints Peter and Paul Church with Monsignor Roy Klister officiating. Entombment at Allouez Chapel Mausoleum.

A memorial fund has been established at the funeral home in her name.

Visit malcorefuneralhome.com to send an online condolence to the family.

A very special thank you is extended to our sister, Kate, for the loving care given to Mom. The family would also like to thank Mary, Pat and Dianne, and the staff of Unity Hospice, especially, Sally Ann, Michelle, and Paula for the wonderful care and support given to Mom and her family.

Posted May 1, 2007

Lefevre, Sylvester J.

Sylvester J. Lefevre, 89, Green Bay, died early Saturday morning, April 28, 2007, at a local nursing home. Born Feb. 25, 1918, in Green Bay, he was the son of the late Victor and Rose (Willems) Lefevre. Sylvester faithfully served his country in the U.S. Army from June, 1942 until his honorable discharge as a T5 in December, 1946. He was employed for 30 years as a bricklayer, retiring in 1974. Sylvester was a member of the De Pere VFW. He also enjoyed racing pigeons as a member of the Northside Homing Pigeon Club. Sylvester will also be remembered for his ability playing the accordion and alto saxophone.

He is survived by many nieces and nephews; good friend, Mark Van Boxel.

He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Charles and Victor Lefevre; four sisters, Mary Rein, Agnes Arndt, Elaine Duca and Delphine Frerricks.

Visitation at MALCORE (EAST) Funeral Home. University Avenue at Baird Street, Wednesday from 4 p.m. until the time of the service. Memorial service 7 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral Home by Deacon Paul Umentum. Burial in Allouez Catholic Cemetery.

Visit malcorefuneralhome.com to send online condolences to the family.

Posted May 1, 2007

Riley, Laura A.

Laura A. Riley, 95, Kewaunee died Saturday, April 28, 2007, at the Kewaunee Care Center. She was born March 4, 1912, in Michigan City, Ind., to the late John and Edna (Hicks) Riley. She lived all of her life in Michigan City, Ind., until moving to Kewaunee four and a half years ago where she made her home with her great niece, Pamela Vlies Wagner. She worked all of her life for the South Shore Railroad.

Survivors include two nieces, Elaine (Leo) Holmes-Jelinek, Kewaunee; Kathleen (Howard) Killingbeck, Narka, Kan.; two nephews, Roy (Zella) Olson, Porter, Ind.; and Terry Olson, Oregon City, Ore.; five great-nieces and nephews, Pam Vlies Wagner and Jim Holmes, both of Kewaunee; Valinda Hammond, Georgia; Roy Olson Jr., Alabama and Shawn Killingbeck, Illinois; and numerous great-great-nieces and nephews and numerous great-great-great-nieces and nephews.

Friends may call after 5 p.m. Thursday at Buchanan Funeral Home, Kewaunee until time of services. Funeral services will be held at 6:30 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be in Indiana.

The family would like to give special thanks to her great great niece, Laura Vlies, the staff and the residents of Silver Leaf manor for the care and concern that they gave Aunt Laura the last three months.

5/1/2007 Post Crescent

Posted May 1, 2007

Chappell, David M.

David Milton Chappell, Larsen, age 49, passed away Saturday, April 28, 2007, at his home. He was born September 16, 1957, in North Carolina, son of Elsie (Bunton) Souther and the late Milton Cleamont Chappell. He married Vickie Bunn on July 11, 2003, in Oshkosh. David loved to ride his Harley. He also loved to spend time with his family; especially his granddaughter Shyanne. David worked as a pipe fitter for the Local 400 Pipe fitters Union.

Survivors include his wife Vickie, two daughters: Sarah (special friend, Terry) Lemmers, Larsen; Rebecca (Shane) Wolf, Menasha; two grandchildren: Shyanne and Trevor; a sister, Sandra (Barry) Honeycutt, N.C.; a niece, Selena Andrews; a nephew, Jason Honeycutt; a cousin, Bobby (Angie) Bunton; his mother-in-law and father-in-law, Marlene and Doug Kerr, Crivitz; two sisters-in-law: Stacey (Mark) Bunn, Denise Bunn; several great nephews, and many other close family and friends.

He was preceded in death by his step father, Wake Souther, and a sister, Annette Martin.

A memorial service will be held Wednesday, May 2, 2007, at 6:30 p.m. at Westgor Funeral Home, Neenah, with the Rev. Dale Zwieg officiating . A gathering of family and friends will be on Wednesday at the funeral home from 5 p.m. until the time of service. In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund has been established in David's name.

WESTGOR FUNERAL HOME

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Posted May 1, 2007

Martens, Annette Marie

Annette Marie Martens, of West De Pere, age 52, passed away on April 29, 2007, at her home after a courageous battle with cancer. Annette was born on January 23, 1955, in Fond du Lac, WI. She is the daughter of Howard and Harriet Heimke of Brillion, WI. She was married to Jeffrey Martens on July 23, 1992. She graduated from Brillion High School in 1973. Annette was employed at St. Mary's Hospital, Green Bay, as a Diagnostic Secretary. She is a member of St. John Lutheran Church in West De Pere.

Annette loved spending time with her grandchildren, going to craft shows, and shooting darts.

Survivors include her loving husband Jeff; daughter, Kelly (Patrick) Waeghe; four sons: Jacob Van Lanen (fiancee Jessica Lemerande), Saul Van Lanen (fiancee Allison Van de Hei), Samuel Van Lanen, and Andrew Martens; two grandchildren: Rhiannah and Cameron; parents Howard and Harriet Heimke; mother and father-in-law Jean and Milton Rohm; brother Tom Heimke; and sister-in-law Dr. Patricia Cole.

She was preceded in death by a brother Michael Heimke.

Visitation for Annette will be Wednesday, May 2, 2007, from 5 - 8 p.m. at RYAN FUNERAL HOME, 305 N. Tenth St., De Pere. Visitation will continue on Thursday, May 3, 2007, from 9 to 11 a.m. at St. John Lutheran Church, De Pere with Rev. Arnold Stilwell officiating. Burial will be in Fort Howard Cemetery. Please visit www.ryanfh.com to send online condolences to the Martens family.

The family would like to thank Unity Hospice and the staff of St. Mary's Hospital for all their love and care shown to Annette and her family.

5/1/2007 Kewaunee County Newspapers

Tue, May 1, 2007

Belleau, Mose A.


Mose A. Belleau, 97, Kewaunee, died Thursday, April 26, 2007, after a brief illness, surrounded by his family at the Kewaunee Care Center. One of 16 children, he was born in Oconto on May 28, 1909, to the late Alphonse and Celine (LaMay) Belleau.

His marriage to Mary Heroux took place at St. Joseph Church, Oconto, on November 25, 1931. Mose and Mary established the Pastry Shoppe in Kewaunee in 1937, retiring in 1974. Their son, Tom, continues the operation. Mose was a member of Holy Rosary Parish, Catholic Order of Foresters, Ct. 1084, a former member of the Knights of Columbus, a former president of the Kewaunee Rotary Club and a member of the Kewaunee Golf and Bowling leagues. Mose loved his family above all. He taught his grandchildren and great- grandchildren the art of card playing, gardening, story telling and humor in all things.

He is survived by his wife, of 75 years, Mary;two sons and daughters-in-law, Tom and Dorothy Belleau, Kewaunee; Jim and Sue Belleau, Green Bay; three daughters and two sons-in-law, Mary Jeannne and Jim Schwenk, Wausau; Carol Lynn and Dennis Jisa, Green Bay; and Ruth Fuersten, Wausau; one daughter-in-law, Dawn Belleau, Sheboygan; 17 grandchildren; 31one great- grandchildren; one brother, Joseph Belleau, Zellwood, Fla.; one brother-in-law, J. Bernard Heroux, Columbia, Pa.; one sister-in-law, Dorothy (John) Merline, Green Bay.

He was preceded in death by one son, Donald; one infant daughter,Barbara Ann; one son-in-law, Mike Fuersten; two grandsons; one great granddaughter and fourteen brothers and sisters.

Friends called from 2 until 5 p.m., Sunday at Buchanan Funeral Home, Kewaunee. A parish wake service was held at 5 p.m. Sunday. Visitation continued at the funeral home on Monday, April 30, from 1 until 2:30 p.m. Mass of Christian burial was held at 3 p.m. Monday at Holy Rosary Church, Kewaunee, with Fr. William Swichtenberg officiating. Burial was in the parish cemetery.
The family would like to thank Kewaunee Rescue Service and Police, Dr. Bottei, Sr. Marilyn, the seventh floor staff of St. Vincent Hospital, the cooks and staff of the Kewaunee Care Center and Dr. Thomas Zenner.

Paplham, Ann

Anne Paplham, 88, Kewaunee, died Friday, April 27, 2007, at Aurora Medical Center, Two Rivers. She was born June 4, 1918 in Carlton to the late Wenzel and Anna (Blahnik) Seidl.

She married Melvin J. Paplham May 17, 1947, in Kewaunee. He preceded her in death September 10, 2000. Anne and Melvin farmed in the town of Carlton all of their lives, until retiring. She was a lifelong member of Holy Rosary Church and VFW Auxiliary. She loved her family and helped raise many grandchildren. She found good in everybody and her door was always open to everyone.

Survivors include four daughters and three sons-in-law, Margaret and Phillip Zinn, Two Rivers; Melva Kumbalek, Two Rivers; Mary and Tom Ferry, Pilsen; Barbara and Mark Schroeder, Kewaunee; four sons and three daughters-in-law, Mike and Sherry Paplham, James and Jane Paplham, Richard and Becky Paplham, Mark Paplham all of Kewaunee; 17 grandchildren, Tami, Todd, Scott, Kelly, Rob, Shannon, Shelly, Steve, David, Amy, Jackie, Kevin, Brett, Kim, Tom, Mike and Olivia; 12 great-grandchildren; one sister and brother-in-law, Mary and Quentin Reinke, Green Bay; four sisters-in-law, Irma Seidl; Arlene Seidl; Isabelle Seidl and Ruth Cherveny.

She was preceded in death by one daughter, Nancy; two grandsons, Scott and Brian; four brothers, Art (Philomene) Seidl; Frank Seidl; Joe Seidl and John Seidl.
Friends called after 3 p.m. Tuesday, May 1, at Holy Rosary Church, until time of services. Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated at 6 p.m. at the church, with her nephew, Fr. Larry Seidl officiating. Burial was in the Parish Cemetery.

The family would like to thank the staff of Silver Leaf Manor for the excellent care and concern that they gave Anne for the last five and a half years, Dr. Diaz and the staff of Aurora Medical Center for their care during her last illness, and a very special thank you to Paula Zirbel, a special friend.

Prokash, Evelyn

Evelyn Prokash, 94, village of Casco, died Monday, April 30, 2007. She was born April 16, 1913, in the town of Casco to the late Frank and Ernestine (Thiry) Fameree. She married Lawrence Prokash on November 11, 1936 at St. Peter Catholic Church in Lincoln. He preceded her in death on May 21, 1991.

Evelyn and Lawrence operated a farm in the town of Casco for five years. In 1941, they moved to the village of Casco, where they retired. Evelyn enjoyed snowmobiling and watching the Green Bay Packers. At age 92, Evelyn enjoyed her last Harley ride!

Survivors include one daughter and one son, Audrey (Tom) Ropson,Green Bay; Allen (Sharon) Prokash, Green Bay; six grandchildren, Doug (Kathy) Ropson, and their children, Tommy and Brent; Craig (Jodi) Ropson, and their children, Neil, Erica and Meghan; Todd (Dawn) Ropson, and their children, Kaela and Coldon; Scott (Cammi) Prokash; Kim (Jeff) Andersen, and her children, Alyssa and A.J.; Randy (Heather) Prokash, and their children, Faith, Luke and Casandra; one sister-in-law and one brother-in-law, Stella Thiry and Elmer Prokash; nieces, nephews and many special friends.

She was preceded in death by two brothers, Ernest (Emma, Libbie) Fameree and Nora (Evan) Fameree; two sisters, Mary (Wilfred) Pierre and Elsie; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Alvin (Emily) Prokash, Clarence Prokash, Walter Prokash, Ceil Prokash, Millie Prokash, Henry Thiry and Esther (Art) DeDecker.

Friends may call at Wiesner-Massart (Casco) from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday and again Friday morning at the funeral home until 10:15 a.m. Wake service 7 p.m.

Thursday. Funeral will be on Friday, May 4, 10:30 a.m. at Holy Trinity Catholic Church, Casco, with Fr. Milton Suess and Fr. Dennis Drury concelebrating. Burial in Holy Trinity Cemetery.

Riley, Laura A.


Laura A. Riley, 95, Kewaunee, died Saturday, April 28, 2007, at the Kewaunee Care Center. She was born March 4, 1912, in Michigan City, Ind., to the late John and Edna (Hicks) Riley.

She lived all of her life in Michigan City, Ind., until moving to Kewaunee four and a half years ago, where she made her home with her great-niece, Pamela Vlies Wagner. She worked all of her life for the South Shore Railroad.

Survivors include two nieces, Elaine (Leo) Holmes-Jelinek, Kewaunee; Kathleen (Howard) Killingbeck, Narka, Kan.; two nephews: Roy (Zella) Olson, Porter, Ind.; and Terry Olson, Oregon City, Ore.; five great-nieces and nephews, Pam Vlies Wagner and Jim Holmes, both of Kewaunee; Valinda Hammond, Georgia; Roy Olson Jr., Alabama and Shawn Killingbeck, Illinois; and numerous great- great nieces and nephews and numerous great-great-great nieces and nephews.

Friends may call after 5 p.m. Thursday, May 3, at Buchanan Funeral Home, Kewaunee until time of services. Funeral services will be held at 6:30 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be in Indiana.

The family would like to give special thanks to her great-great niece, Laura Vlies, the staff and the residents of Silver Leaf manor for the care and concern that they gave Aunt Laura the last three months.


Struck, Anna Mae

Anna Mae Struck, 74, of N1381 Lakeshore Rd. Kewaunee, died on Tuesday 24, 2007, at Kewaunee Care Center. She was born July 8, 1932 in Green Bay, to the late Eva M. LaFave.
Anna Mae enjoyed cooking, caring, and socializing with the family and friends. She also liked to travel. Anna Mae married Carl Louis Struck on January 25, 1958. He preceded her in death on January 21, 1989.

Survivors include one daughter and son-in-law, Ranee and David Gauthier of Kewaunee; two sons and two loving friends, Scott (Patricia) of Two Rivers; and Steven Carl (Leeanne), of Gulf Breeze, Fla.; 11 grandchildren, Rosendo Jr. ( Heather) Castro, Sherry Olson (loving friend Dave), Rena (Steve) Cash, Carlos (loving friend Stacy), Tiffany Struck, Samantha Struck, Mathew Struck, Christopher Struck, Joshua Struck, Joey White, Timmy White, Alicia Struck; and 11 great -grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by one granddaughter, Christina; and one brother, Leo Powless.

Friends called after 11 a.m. Saturday, April 28, at Buchanan Funeral Home, Kewaunee, until time of services. Funeral services were held at 1 p.m. at the funeral home, with Fr. William Swichtenberg officiating.


Walter, Isabelle T.

Isabelle T. Walter, 91, passed away Thursday April 26, 2007 at Sheboygan Progressive Health Care where she had been a resident for the last year. She was formerly of Algoma. She was born Novemeber 7, 1915, in Appleton, to the late Frank and Mary (Forester) Wardeck.

On October 6, 1927, she married Otto A. Walter at Holy Name of Mary Church in Maplewood. The couple farmed in the town of Ahnapee for about seven years, then ran a grocery store in Green Bay for five years, then moved back to the Algoma area where they had a farm for 30 years. In the fall of 1980, they retired and moved to the city of Algoma. Otto preceded her in death on April 20, 1982.

Isabelle cherished the love of her family. She was a friend to all who knew her and had a strong Christian faith.

She is survived by her son, William (Margaret) Walter, Sheboygan; one granddaughter, Lindsey Walter; two sisters, Irene (Sydney) Counard, Green Bay; and Pat (Roger) Londo, Sturgeon Bay.

Friends gathered at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Algoma, from 9 a.m. Monday, April 30, 2007, until the Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m. ,with the Rev.Bill Swichtenberg officiating. Burial was in the Evergreen Cemetery, Algoma.
Schinderle Funeral Home, Algoma, assisted the family with arrangements. Online condolences may be sent to www.schinderle.com.

Wells, Jay Q.

Jay Q. Wells, a/k/a Al J. Johanek, passed away peacefully on Sunday, April 22, 2007, after a long battle with cancer.

Jay was born in Two Rivers, on July 8, 1929. He was the son of Joseph and Emily Johanek. Jay was a familiar name in radio and TV broadcasting since 1957. He was the leader of the “Jay and Andy Dance Band,” “The Red Raven Orchestra” and the “Jay Wells Orchestra/Combo.” He will be remembered for his love of music and for entertaining anyone that crossed his path.

He is survived by his wife of 39 years, Grace (Honey) Wells; his son, Jay Johanek, of Lawton, Okla.; his daughter, Gail Johanek, Green Bay; stepson, Tony (Laurie) Wagner, Waupaca; four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

A celebration of his life will be held at a later date. If you didn’t see him on stage — it’s too late.

 

5/2/2007 Door County Advocate

Posted April 30, 2007

Rose Tlachac

Rose Mary Tlachac, 88, Sturgeon Bay, died at Door County Memorial Hospital Monday, April 30, 2007.

She was born June 2, 1918, in Namur, to Charles and Mary (Euclide) Jeanquart.
Sept 7, 1940, she married George Tlachac. He preceded her in death Sept. 9, 1997.

She and her husband farmed in the Forestville area for many years. Rose enjoyed making crafts and had a green thumb with flowers and raspberries. She also loved horse and buggy rides with her, husband George.

Survivors include three children, Dennis Tlachac, Sturgeon Bay, Joanne (Richard) Hehn, New Berlin, and Mark (Mary) Tlachac, Sturgeon Bay; nine grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren; two sisters, Louise Wiese, Kewaunee, and Laura Perry, Sturgeon Bay; two sisters-in-law, Helen Frank, Germantown and Helen Tlachac, Green Bay.

She was preceded in death by her husband; and a sister, Mathilda Schneeberger.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, May 4, at Holy Name of Mary Church, Maplewood, with the Rev. Wilbert Buhl officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, May 3, at Forbes Funeral Home and then after 10 a.m. Thursday at the church until time of services. A prayer service will be conducted at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

Online condolences may be offered fromwww.forbesfuneralhome.com.

Special thanks to the staff at Door County Memorial Hospital and Dr. Hogan for their caring service.

5/2/2007 GBPG

Posted May 2, 2007

Duquaine, Elaine R.

Elaine R. Duquaine, 83, De Pere, went to her eternal rest on Sunday, April 29, 2007, her birthday. Elaine was born on April 29, 1924, to the late Frank and Elizabeth (Heuvelmans) Hermsen of De Pere. On May 29, 1942, she married Lewis A. Duquaine at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Green Bay. They lived in Fond du Lac for 26 years where they owned and operated their own business. De Pere became their home in 1970. Elaine worked at Bellin Hospital for six years and at Family Practice for 20 years. Elaine loved to bake and cook, sharing her creations with relatives and friends.

Survivors include one son and daughter-in-law, Roger and Susan Duquaine, De Pere; one daughter, Judy D. Allen, Fort Lauderdale, Fla.; one granddaughter, Rachel (Duquaine) and Chris Goffard, De Pere; great-granddaughters, Catherine and Emma; one brother, Gerald and Peetie Hermsen, Green Bay; sisters, Bernadette Staddler, Green Bay; Tessie Frisbie, Kansas; two sisters-in-law, Anita Hermsen, Green Bay; Pauline Hermsen, Texas.

Elaine was preceded in death by her husband, Lewis A. Duquaine on Sept. 17, 1986; her parents; four brothers and five sisters; four brothers-in-law.

Family and friends may call at St Mary Catholic Community, Pope John XXIII Circle, off Sportsmans Drive, town of Ledgeview on Thursday from 9:30 until 11 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial 11 a.m. Thursday at the church with Rev. John H. Harper officiating. Interment Mount Calvary Cemetery De Pere.

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

We would like to thank the nurses and staff at Ledgeview Nursing Center for their tender loving care and compassion that was given to Elaine.

Cotter Funeral Home is assisting the family. On-line condolences may be expressed at www.cotterfuneralhome.com.

Posted May 2, 2007

Phillips, Daniel Scott

The Lord Jesus took Daniel by the hand and together they entered the Gates of Heaven on Monday, April 30, 2007. He passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his loving and devoted family in Green Bay. Daniel, 16, is the precious son of Denise (Desremaux) and Scott Phillips, born March 6, 1991. Although handicapped, he touched the hearts and lives of everyone who knew him. Daniel's beautiful smile reflected God's love to the world. He attended Syble Hopp School in De Pere where he was surrounded by good friends and dedicated teachers and staff.

Those sadly missing Daniel include his parents, sister, Courtney (Micah) Downs, Micah's son, Caleb Downs, and brother, Andrew (A.J.) Phillips; all of Green Bay; his maternal grandparents, Nancy (Surber) and Daniel Desremaux, Oconto Falls; very special aunt and loving caregiver, Nanette (Nettie) and uncle, Rick Casey and daughter/cousin, Leah, Green Bay; uncle, Mark (Kellie) Desremaux, Kellie's children, Patrick and Madison, Lena; his paternal grandparents, Robert (Bob) and Rose Phillips, Green Bay; uncle, Rob (Nancy) Phillips, Nashville, Tenn.; aunts, Debbie (Randy) Jones, Benton, Ark.; and Martha (Scott) Konitzer, Mondovi, Wis.; Daniel's cousins, Austin and Aubrey Phillips, Brandon (Kristen) Jones, Brent Jones, Bethany (Manny) Petty, Britanni (Scott) Landers, and McKenna, McKlane and McKahl Konitzer.

Daniel was preceded in death by his paternal grandmother, Shirle (Konkol) Phillips in 1987, and cousin, Mitchel Jon Casey in 1996.

Friends may call at 4 p.m. on Friday, May 4, 2007, at Highland Crest Baptist Church, 1830 S. Military Ave., Green Bay. Celebration service of Daniel's life will begin at 6:30 p.m. with Rev. James Downs officiating. Online condolences may be expressed at www.lyndahl.com

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

We wish to express our sincere gratitude to those who enhanced Daniel's life with their time and talents, and outpouring of love and support throughout his life and especially in times of need. Our deepest thanks to Dr. Sabeena Kathuria, recent caregivers Judy and Lise from Aurora VNA Hospice Care, and Danna, Linda, Jody and Kathy. Daniel's special Aunt "Nurse" Nettie whose dedication, compassion, and deep love for him will always be remembered; we will forever be grateful!

Posted May 2, 2007

Prokash, Evelyn

Evelyn Prokash, 94, Village of Casco, died Monday, April 30, 2007. She was born April 16, 1913, in the town of Casco, to the late Frank and Ernestine (Thiry) Fameree. She married Lawrence Prokash on Nov. 11, 1936, at St. Peter Catholic Church in Lincoln. He preceded her in death on May 21, 1991. Evelyn and Lawrence operated a farm in the town of Casco for five years. In 1941, they moved to the village of Casco, where they retired. Evelyn enjoyed snowmobiling and watching the Green Bay Packers. At age 92, Evelyn enjoyed her last Harley ride!

Survivors include, one daughter and one son, Audrey (Tom) Ropson, Green Bay; Allen (Sharon) Prokash, Green Bay; six grandchildren, Doug (Kathy) Ropson and their children, Tommy and Brent; Craig (Jodi) Ropson and their children, Neil, Erica and Meghan; Todd (Dawn) Ropson and their children, Kaela and Coldon; Scott (Cammi) Prokash; Kim (Jeff) Andersen and her children, Alyssa and A.J.; Randy (Heather) Prokash and their children, Faith, Luke and Casandra; one sister-in-law and one brother-in-law, Stella Thiry and Elmer Prokash; nieces, nephews and many special friends.

She was preceded in death by two brothers, Ernest (Emma, Libbie) Fameree and Nora (Evan) Fameree; two sisters, Mary (Wilfred) Pierre and Elsie; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Alvin (Emily) Prokash, Clarence Prokash, Walter Prokash, Ceil Prokash, Millie Prokash, Henry Thiry and Esther (Art) DeDecker.

Friends may call at Wiesner-Massart (Casco) from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday and again Friday morning at the funeral home until 10:15 a.m. Wake service 7 p.m. Thursday. Funeral will be on Friday 10:30 a.m. at Holy Trinity Catholic Church, Casco with Fr. Milton Suess and Fr. Dennis Drury concelebrating. Burial in Holy Trinity Cemetery.

A heartfelt thank you to neighbors and friends for all their kindness. Also, a thank you to the staffs at Bornemanns Nursing Home and Unity Hospice for their care and comfort.

Posted May 2, 2007

Sloup, Luella E.

Luella E. Sloup, 94, formerly of Oconto, passed away Monday, April 30, 2007, at Park View Health Care Center, Winnebago. Luella was born Jan. 25, 1913, in Oconto, to the late Fred and Josephine (Destiche) Strack. She married Walter Swiedarke in 1939. He preceded her in death in 1949. She later married Wilbert "Willie" Sloup in 1958. He preceded her in death in 1980. Luella graduated from Oconto High School in 1931. Four years ago, Luella, moved from Oconto to Oshkosh. Luella enjoyed reading, doing her many crafts, search words, going to church, going to rummage sales, helping her family and many friends out. She loved to listen to country music. Singers, Toby Keith and Kid Rock were her favorites. Luella liked Rocky Rococo Pepperoni Pizza.

Luella is survived by a daughter, Sue (Howard) Gintner, Oshkosh; a brother-in-law, Jim Benson, Oconto; two sisters-in-law, Florence Zimmerman, Oconto; Jane Wesner, St. Francis; five grandchildren, Kevin (Wanda) Lipp, Kim Olesen, Cheryl (Jim) Carley, John King, Julie (Philip) Stadtmueller; 11 great- grandchildren, and one great- great-grandson.

She is preceded in death by a daughter and son-in-law, Joan (Robert) Nowatny; a sister, Margretta Bond-Benson; three grandchildren, Gina Nowatny, Terry Stierna, Todd Stierna; and a great-grandson, William King.

The family will receive relatives and friends at the Holy Trinity Catholic Church, Oconto, from 10 a.m. to noon Thursday, May 3, 2007. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at noon Thursday at the church with the Rev. Patrick Beno officiating. Burial will be at the Oconto Catholic Cemetery. The Gallagher Funeral Home and Cremation Service is assisting the family. Online condolences may be expressed at www.gallagherfuneralhome.net.

5/2/2007 Post Crescent

Posted May 2, 2007

Jacobs, Carol M.

Carol M. Jacobs, age 69, of 2400 Illinois Ave., New Holstein, died Sunday, April 29, 2007. She was born October 12, 1937, in Oshkosh a daughter of the late Robert & Rose Mary (Smith) Werner. She attended school in Oshkosh. On April 19, 1958, she married Robert Jacobs in Oshkosh; he preceded her in death on March 26, 2005. Carol had worked as a waitress for different area restaurants and had also worked in customer service for area businesses. Carol was a member of Holy Rosary Catholic Church in New Holstein, the Christian Women's Society, the Catholic Knights and had served as a Girl Scout Leader and Den Mother. Carol was a loving wife, mother and grandmother. She enjoyed her ladies card club, playing bingo, camping, traveling and spending time with her grandchildren.

Survivors include her two daughters, Sandra (David "Jake") Selissen of Green Bay; and Lori (Daniel) Lorenz of Pewaukee; three sons, Ronald (Cheryl) Jacobs of Pewaukee, Robert (Marcie) Jacobs of Pewaukee and Michael (Christine) Jacobs of New Holstein; 14 grandchildren, Brad, Bryan, Morgan and Taylor Jacobs, Kevin & Allison Le Claire, Dillon Selissen, Shaina & Derek Jacobs, Jacob, Kayla, McKenna & Samantha Lorenz & Christopher Jacobs; three brothers, Gilbert (Sharon) Werner, Richard (Joan) Werner and Gene (Sue) Werner all of Oshkosh; her sister, Kathy Werner of Oshkosh; her sister-in-law, Sandra Werner of Oshkosh; four brother's-in-law, Roger (Darlin) Jacobs of Kewaskum, Hillard (Beverly) Jacobs of Chilton, Joseph (Cecelia) Jacobs of New Holstein and Kenneth (Debbie) Jacobs of Sun Prairie.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Jacobs; her parents; a brother, Robert Werner Jr.; her father & mother-in-law, Raymond & Veronica Jacobs and a sister-in-law, Dorothy Jacobs.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday May 4, 2007, at Holy Rosary Catholic Church in New Holstein. Rev. Wayne Bittner, will officiate. Burial will be in the parish cemetery.

Friends may call at the Sippel Funeral Home, 2618 Altona Ave., New Holstein, on Thursday, May 3, 2007, from 4-8 p.m. and again at the funeral home on Friday morning from 9-10:30 a.m. when brief family rites will be held at the funeral home. The Christian Women will recite the Rosary at the funeral home Thursday evening at 5:30 p.m.

A memorial fund will be established in her name. The Sippel Funeral Home in New Holstein 920-898-4300 is assisting the family.

Posted May 2, 2007

Rathsack, Veda L.

Veda Lillian Rathsack, age 81 of Hwy VV in Berry Lake, passed away Monday, April 30, 2007, in Shawano. Veda was born on February 14, 1926, in Shawano, the daughter of the late Edward C. and Veda (Lahn) Besaw. On May 27, 1946, she was united in marriage to Alvin J. Rathsack at St. Therese Catholic Church in Appleton. Alvin preceded her in death on August 8, 2003. She was a member of St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Appleton and St. Michael's Catholic Church in Keshena. Veda loved her family and traveling the world. She followed her husband, Alvin, who was in the Navy for twenty-some years, all over the world including Japan, Hawaii, and Washington State. After he retired, the couple moved back to the Appleton area because of family living there. Veda was a dietician for the school system in both Appleton and Keshena. After she retired, Alvin and Veda spent many wonderful years on Berry Lake where they resided until their deaths. They enjoyed each other and their large increasing family and spending many happy days on the lake.

Veda is survived by her daughter, Natasha Rathsack, Appleton; five sons: Alvin E. (Sharon), Hortonville; Terry (Robin), Appleton; Edward (Diane), Mackville; Paul (Robin), Shawano; Bernard, Appleton; twenty-two grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; a brother, Terry; two sisters: June, Yvonne; and her extended family, Rick and Shelly Warrington of Keshena.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Alvin; two sons: James, Bruce; a grandson, Terry; daughter-in-law, Kim; and her parents.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, May 3, 2007, at the St. Michael's Catholic Church in Keshena with the Rev. David Barrett officiating. Burial will be at Highland Memorial Park in Appleton. Family and friends may call at the Swedberg Funeral Home in Shawano on Wednesday from 4 until 8 p.m. A Parish Wake Service will be held at the funeral home on Wednesday at 7 p.m.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to Paul Rathsack for his wonderful care given to their mother. The family would also like to give a huge thank you to the Shawano Community Hospice and all their wonderful care.

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Posted May 3, 2007

Halron, Irene Mary

Irene Mary Halron, 96, Green Bay, died Saturday, April 28, 2007, at her current residence in De Pere.

She was born in Green Bay, Oct. 15, 1910, the daughter of the late Arthur and Leontine (Noel) VanderGeeten.

She married Lawrence "Sam" Halron Nov. 25, 1936, at Saints Peter and Paul Church, and he preceded her in death Aug. 26, 1980.

Irene had a great love of family and a deep devotion to her faith. She was a lifetime member of Saints Peter and Paul Church and the Ladies Altar Society. Irene enjoyed visiting with her children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren. She also enjoyed bowling, traveling, baking, and knitting.

She is survived by her five children and their spouses, Kenneth and Ann Halron, Atlanta, Ga.; Kathleen Madigan, De Pere; Janice and David O'Brien, Green Bay; Patricia and Norman Leary, Cincinnati, Ohio; and Stephen and Sandra Halron, Wrightstown; 13 grandchildren, Julie (Frank) Orr, Michael (Allison) Halron, Kevin Halron, Dan Halron, Mark (Kim) Madigan, Mary Turpin, Scott Madigan, David Madigan, Kelly Katers, Tom O'Brien, Jeff (Erica) Leary, Jenny (Mark) Westerbeck, and Beth (Matt) Mannarino; 18 great- grandchildren; nieces and nephews.

Irene was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Lawrence "Sam" Halron; grandson, Kevin O'Brien; two brothers, Herman and Norbert VanderGeeten; five sisters, Esther VanderGeeten, Sylvia Van Derven, Mildred VanderGeeten, Germaine Prechter, and Isabel Friedeman.

Visitation at MALCORE (EAST) Funeral Home, University Avenue at North Baird Street, Friday from 4 to 8 p.m. and prior to the funeral on Saturday. Parish wake service 7:30 p.m. Friday. Saturday's visitation will continue at the funeral home until the time of the funeral. A Rosary will be said in the church prior to the funeral by the Ss. Peter and Paul Ladies Altar Society. Mass of Christian Burial 11 a.m. Saturday at Saints Peter and Paul Church with Monsignor Roy Klister officiating. Entombment at Allouez Chapel Mausoleum.

A memorial fund has been established at the funeral home in her name.

Visit www.malcorefuneralhome.com to send an online condolence to the family.

A very special thank you is extended to our sister, Kate, for the loving care given to Mom. The family would also like to thank Mary, Pat and Dianne, and the staff of Unity Hospice, especially, Sally Ann, Michelle, and Paula for the wonderful care and support given to Mom and her family.

5/4/2007 GBPG

Posted May 4, 2007

Biemeret, Emma C.

Emma C. Biemeret, 84, Green Bay passed away Wednesday, May 2, 2007, at an area care facility.

Emma was born in Breed, the daughter of the late Hans and Cecelia Madison, in 1922.

She married Raymond Biemeret in Green Bay, in 1942. He preceded her in death in 1995.

Emma received her early education in the Breed, Suring and Mountain area. In 1958, she received her high school diploma while her own children were still in school. By now, a grandmother, she received her college certificate for practical nursing in 1977. Emma dedicated the majority of her life to her family and volunteering to help others.

Survivors include one daughter, Donna Freeman, Green Bay; one son, Peter (Carol) Biemeret, Las Vegas; 11 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren; one brother-in-law, Richard Biemeret, Green Bay; and numerous loving nieces and nephews.

Besides her husband, Raymond, and her parents, Emma was preceded in death by one son, Arthur Biemeret (who was killed in the Vietnam War), two brothers, Hildure (Freida) Madison and Arthur (Rose) Madison and several brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law.

Friends may call at the Proko-Wall Funeral Home & Crematory, 1630 E. Mason St. on Monday, May 7, 2007, from 5:30 p.m. until the time of services. Funeral services will be 6:30 p.m. Monday at the funeral home with the Rev. Scott Malme officiating. Entombment in the Shrine of the Good Shepherd Mausoleum, Bay Settlement. Online condolences may be expressed to the Biemeret family at www.prokowall.com.

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

Emma's family would like to express a sincere thank you to Dr. Joseph Dobson, St. Vincent Hospital and Manor Care East.

Posted May 4, 2007

Verheyen, Clayton A.

Clayton A. Verheyen, 68, Suamico, died peacefully, Thursday, May 3, 2007, at a local hospital following a short battle with lung cancer.

He was born July 13, 1938, in Green Bay, to John and Caroline (Kerkhoff) Verheyen. Clayton served his country in the U.S. Army from 1955 to 1958.

On Feb. 20, 1960, Clayton was united in marriage to Delores Nowak at St. Philip the Apostle Catholic Church in Green Bay.

He was employed for 45 years at the Brown County Arena-ShopKo Hall-Resch Center as the building superintendent until his retirement in 2003.

Clayton pitched softball in a AAA league in the 1960s and 1970s. He enjoyed woodworking and loved working with his tools in the garage. He built many shelves and cabinets for his children and grandchildren and also built a cottage in Lakewood with his sons. Clayton was always there to help whenever they needed him. He was a member of St. John the Baptist Parish.

Survivors include his wife, Delores; three children and their spouses, Kathy and Jerry Derenne, Ken and Rachel Verheyen, Bob and Lisa Verheyen, all of Green Bay; six grandchildren, Mitchell, Karisa, Jeremy, Brittany and Cody Verheyen, Samantha Derenne; four step-grandchildren, Jenny Finendale, Alan Derenne, Mary and Jacob Gillis; his close family friends, Sally Soli, Cindy and Scott Tennant; his brothers and sisters, Evelyn Guerts, Florence Gardipee, Mary (Joe) Kunesh, Harold Verheyen, Nola (Fabian) Rentmeester, Cliff (Joanne) Verheyen, Eileen (Lloyd) Sigl, Juleen Scray, Bernard (Elaine) Verheyen, Cletus Verheyen, Raymond (Betty) Verheyen, Cyril (Mary) Verheyen, Darrell Verheyen and his fiancee, Marjean; his sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Betty Verheyen, James Devroy, Dan and Karen Nowak, Judy and Anthony Nowak, Ron and Sherry Nowak, Rick and Mary Ann Nowak; many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his mother-in-law and father-in-law, Joe and Mildred Nowak; his brothers and sisters, Elmer Verheyen, Alvin Verheyen, John Verheyen Jr., Delores Verheyen, Judy Devroy; his brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Lillian Verheyen, Bud Guerts, Bernard Scray, Carl Gardipee, Elaine Verheyen, Will Lhost.

Friends may call at Blaney Funeral Home 1521 Shawano Ave., from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. Saturday. The funeral service will be held at 6:30 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home with the Rev. John Bergstadt officiating. To send online condolences, please go to www.BlaneyFuneralHome.com.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Unity Hospice, 916 Willard Dr., Suite 100, Green Bay, WI 54304

The family extends special thanks to the staff of Unity Hospice including Dr. Rance Hafner, Shannon, Chris and Lynn; the nurses and staff of Green Bay Oncology, Ruth Bloesl and Dr. Saphner.

5/5/2007 Door County Advocate

Posted May 5, 2007

Dorothy Haen

Dorothy Elsie Haen, 90, formerly of Egg Harbor, passed away, Thursday, May 3, 2007, at Cardinal Ridge.

She was born Feb. 27, 1917, in Algoma, to William and Della (Holdorf) Miller.

Dorothy graduated from Algoma High School in 1934.

August 19, 1936, she married Milton Peter Haen at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Egg Harbor. Together they farmed the family homestead on Fairview Road in Egg Harbor until Milton passed away July 2, 1973.

Dorothy worked at the Alpine as a pastry chef for more than 30 years. She was a member of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, its choir and altar society. She was also a member of the Golden Agers.

Survivors include her three sons, Darrel (Connie) Haen, Kenosha, Dale (Cheryl) Haen, Mesa, Ariz., and Dean, Green Bay; one daughter, Mary Kay (Larry) Lautenbach, Surprise, Ariz.; 10 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandson; two sisters, Romaine Nelson, De Pere, and Donna Bergmann, Algoma; and one brother, Dallas (Ella) Miller, Green Bay.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Della and William Miller; husband, Milton Haen; grandson, Cristopher Lautenbach; sister, Mildred Engelbert; and brother, Harold Miller.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at noon Monday, May 7, at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Egg Harbor with the Rev. Dave Ruby as celebrant. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

Friends may call from 10 a.m. at the church Monday until the time of services.

Huehns Funeral Home of Sturgeon Bay is in charge of arrangements.

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

Posted May 4, 2007

William A. Schartner Sr.

William Arnold Schartner Sr., 74, Felch, Mich., passed away Thursday, May 3, 2007, at Manor Care Health Services, Kingsford, Mich.

Bill was born Sept. 23, 1932, in Sturgeon Bay, to Louis and Laura (Haberli) Schartner. He grew up and attended school in Sturgeon Bay. He married Violet Froehlich in 1952.

Bill served in the U.S. Army from 1953 to 1954, when he was honorably discharged. He returned to Sturgeon Bay in 1954, and worked in the shipyard for over 16 years. His main occupation was dairy farmer and cherry grower. Bill remained in the Sturgeon Bay area until moving to Felch in 1999, when he retired.

Bill enjoyed many hobbies including, hunting, fishing and, especially, enjoyed watching the Green Bay Packers, the Milwaukee Brewers and the Felch Rangers.

He is survived by four sons, Steven (Jean) Schartner, Milton, Fla., Dale (Christine) Schartner and William Jr. (Penny) Schartner, both of Sturgeon Bay, and Charles (Larisa) Schartner, Connelly Spring, N.C.; two daughters, Sharon Ruckman, Marion, N.C., and Marcia (the Rev. Kyle) Stephens, Oak Grove, Minn.; three brothers, Donald (Shirley), Robert and Arnold Schartner, all of Sturgeon Bay; five sisters, Doris Schartner, Mary (Bill) Junion, Helen Henschel and Ann (Al) Tanck, all of Sturgeon Bay, and Carol Grandbouche, Hurricane, W.Va.; two sisters-in-law, Ruth and Joan Schartner, both of Sturgeon Bay; 16 grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Besides his parents, Bill was preceded in death by a son, Paul Schartner, April 16, 2007; and two brothers, Louie and Leonard Schartner.

Visitation will be Monday, May 7, from 5 to 7 p.m. at Forbes Funeral Home. A memorial service will be held at 7 p.m. at the funeral home. The Rev. Kyle Stephens will officiate.

Online condolences may be offered from www.forbesfuneralhome.com.

5/5/2007 Herald Times Reporter

Posted May 5, 2007

Adeline M. Demler

Adeline M. Demler, age 96, formerly of 1315 N. ninth St., Manitowoc, died Friday morning, May 4, 2007, at St. Mary's Home.

Adeline was born on Nov. 14, 1910, in Manitowoc, daughter of the late John and Anna Koinza Hruby. She married George Demler on Jan. 11, 1932, in Manitowoc. He preceded her in death in 1986. Adeline worked as a telephone operator for the Wisconsin Telephone Company, retiring in 1975. She was a member of Immanuel Evangelical Lutheran Church. Adeline enjoyed reading.

Survivors include two children: Carol (James) Verduzco, Manitowoc; James (Kay) Demler, Palmyra; six grandchildren: William (Mary Jo) Eis, Two Rivers; Cindy (Terry) Krueger, Shorewood; David (Debbie) Eis, Manitowoc; Peggy (Jeff) Lee, Madison; Kendra Demler, Milwaukee; Amanda Demler, Boulder, Colo.; 12 great-grandchildren; one sister-in-law: Francis Hruby, Cleveland; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends also survive. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband: George; one son: Daniel; two brothers: John and Joseph.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. on Monday, May 7, 2007, at the Reinbold and Pfeffer Family Funeral Home of Manitowoc, 818 State St. The Rev. Glenn Unke will officiate. Burial will be at Evergreen Cemetery.

Relatives and friends may call on Sunday at the funeral home from 4 to 8 p.m. and again on Monday morning from 9 a.m. until the time of service.

Herald Times Reporter

May 5, 2007

5/6/2007 GBPG

Posted May 6, 2007

Kelter, LeRoy "Mike"

LeRoy "Mike" Kelter, 89, De Pere, died peacefully of natural causes on Saturday May 5, 2007, at his home. He was born March 27, 1918, son of the late Raymond and Mary (Hansen) Kelter. He married the former Grace Jacobs, and she preceded him in death in 2001. Mike drove truck for ITU, before buying Mike's Bar in De Pere, in 1964. He sold the bar in 1973 and became the De Pere bridge tender, retiring from that position.

He is survived by his children, Michael (Cheryl) Kelter, Titusville, Fla.; Roger (Pam) Kelter, Tipler, Wis.; Judy Jahnke and her special friend, Fritz Lepow, Iron River, Mich.; and Nancy Kelter, De Pere. He is further survived by 7 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren, and 1 great-great-grandchild, as well as his brother, Edward Kelter, Kenosha.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Grace; his parents, and two brothers.

Friends may call from 2 to 5 p.m. Monday at the Ryan Funeral Home 305 N. Tenth Street De Pere. A Service of Remembrance will be held at 5 p.m. at the funeral home. Please go to www.ryanfh .com to express online condolences to the family.

Posted May 6, 2007

Kelter, LeRoy "Mike"

LeRoy "Mike" Kelter, 89, De Pere, died peacefully of natural causes on Saturday May 5, 2007, at his home. He was born March 27, 1918, son of the late Raymond and Mary (Hansen) Kelter. He married the former Grace Jacobs, and she preceded him in death in 2001. Mike drove truck for ITU, before buying Mike's Bar in De Pere, in 1964. He sold the bar in 1973 and became the De Pere bridge tender, retiring from that position.

He is survived by his children, Michael (Cheryl) Kelter, Titusville, Fla.; Roger (Pam) Kelter, Tipler, Wis.; Judy Jahnke and her special friend, Fritz Lepow, Iron River, Mich.; and Nancy Kelter, De Pere. He is further survived by 7 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren, and 1 great-great-grandchild, as well as his brother, Edward Kelter, Kenosha.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Grace; his parents, and two brothers.

Friends may call from 2 to 5 p.m. Monday at the Ryan Funeral Home 305 N. Tenth Street De Pere. A Service of Remembrance will be held at 5 p.m. at the funeral home. Please go to www.ryanfh .com to express online condolences to the family.

Posted May 6, 2007

Mongin, Leone E.

Leone E. Mongin, 94, a former Coleman resident, passed away Friday, May 4, 2007, at the home of her daughter in Gresham. The daughter of the late Antone and Bertha (Spaid) Kerscher was born May 18, 1912, at Sturgeon Bay. She was married to Norbert F. Mongin on May 17, 1941, in Sturgeon Bay and moved to Coleman that same year where they owned and operated an auto parts business known as Coleman Auto Service and later as Coleman Parts and Machine. The couple spent winters in Lake Wales, Fla. He preceded her in death on March 27, 1993. Leone then resided in Appleton for several years until recently when she moved to live with her daughter and son-in-law, in Gresham. She was a member of Ss. Francis & Wenceslaus Church, Coleman. She loved fishing, crafts, and playing cards.

Surviving are three sons and daughters-in-law, Edward (Teresa); twins, William (Ellie) and Robert (Beverlee), all of Coleman; two daughters and sons-in-law, Elaine (James) Novak, Cecil and Leanne (Daniel) Meyer, Gresham; 18 grandchildren, 34 great-grandchildren; many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Besides her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Cheryl Novak and a grandson, Dean Mongin; and her brothers and sisters.

Friends may call at Ss. Francis & Wenceslaus Church, Coleman from 9 a.m. on Wednesday, May 9, 2007, until Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m. the Rev. Lawrence T. Marto will officiate with burial in St. John Catholic Cemetery, Coleman. A Memorial Fund in her memory has been established. Rhodes-Charapata Funeral Home, Coleman assisted the family with arrangements.

Posted May 6, 2007

Thayse, Edward J.

Edward J. Thayse 89, Casco passed away Saturday May 5, 2007, at home with his family by his side. Arrangements are incomplete, full obituary at a later date. Wiesner & Massart Funeral Home, Casco is helping the family.

Posted May 6, 2007

Vande Hei, Dorothy A.

Dorothy A. Vande Hei, 86, Ashwaubenon, passed away unexpectedly Friday afternoon, May 4, 2007. She was born July 10, 1920, to the late Albert and Gertrude (Hoffman) Vande Hei. Dorothy retired from Milprint, and was a member of Our Lady of Lourdes Parish Family. She enjoyed bowling, and going out to eat with family and friends.

She is survived by her siblings, Francis (Dolores) Vande Hei, Green Bay; Ruth Blonde, Ashwaubenon; Arlene Boyea, Donald (Helen) Vande Hei, and David Vande Hei, all of Seymour. Numerous nieces and nephews further survive Dorothy.

She was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers in law, Robert Blonde, and James Boyea; and her sister-in-law, Rosemary Vande Hei.

Visitation for Dorothy will be held from 5 to7 p.m. (TODAY) Sunday, May 6, 2007, at Our Lady of Lourdes Parish Family corner of Lourdes Avenue and Suburban Drive De Pere. A Rosary will be recited at 7pm. Visitation will continue after 9:30 a.m. Monday at the church until the Mass of Christian Burial at 10:30 a.m. with Fr. Tim Shillcox O.Praem officiating. Burial will take place at Mt. Calvary Cemetery. Please go to www.ryanfh.com to send online condolences to the family. The Ryan Funeral Home of De Pere is assisting the family with arrangements.

The family would like to thank the Arcadia Unit at ManorCare West for all their loving care.

5/6/2007 Post Crescent

Posted May 6, 2007

DeCoster, Barbara A.

Barbara Ann DeCoster, 89, Appleton, died at Cherry Meadows on May 4, 2007. She was born on March 26, 1918, in Little Chute, the daughter of Henry and Nettie (Reynders) Dercks. Barbara married Raymond J. DeCoster on Aug. 23, 1947, in Little Chute; he preceded her in death on Sept. 15, 2005. She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother. Barbara enjoyed cooking and baking for her family and friends. She was also well-known for her willingness to help others. Barbara was employed at Automotive Supply until she began her family and became a full-time mother.

Survivors include her children, Karen (James) Wilkinson, Appleton; Kay (Greg) Heindel, Waupaca; and Jean (Brian) McMahon, Appleton; her grandchildren, Jon McMahon and Aaron Wilkinson; her sisters, Gerry Truyman, Appleton; Mary Jane (Bob) Hartjes, Middleton; and her brothers, Nick Dercks, Appleton and Joe Dercks, Menominee, Wis.

She was preceded in death by her infant sister, Bernice; her sister, Bernice Kray and her brothers, Thomas, Robert and James Dercks.

The Funeral Liturgy will be at 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday, May 9, 2007, at ST. BERNADETTE CATHOLIC CHURCH, 2331 E. Lourdes Drive, Appleton, with Fr. Don Zuleger officiating. Friends may call directly at the church on Wednesday, from 9:30 a.m. until the time of services. Entombment will be at Highland Memorial Park, Appleton.

The family would like to extend a sincere thank you to the staff at Heritage Woods and Cherry Meadows for their loving care.

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

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Posted May 6, 2007

Sheridan, Neil P.

Neil P. Sheridan, 71, Neenah, passed away at Appleton Medical Center on Thursday, May 3, 2007. He was born in Chicago on May 7, 1935, the son of the late Dominic and Irmgard (Martens) Sheridan. During high school Neil enlisted in the Marine Corps and served in Korea during the conflict. On December 21, 1984, he married Jean "Jeannie" Franke. Neil was very proud to be a marine. He loved being in the outdoors where he fished, gardened and spent time at his cabin in Pickerel.

Neil is survived by his wife Jeannie; children: Michael Sheridan, Hortonville, Tim (Brenda) Sheridan, Kaukauna and Jill Sheridan, Redondo Beach, CA; granddaughter: Angela Sheridan; stepdaughter, Lisa (Joe) Ierubino, Orlando, FL, and their children: Nicolas and Sammy; sisters: Phyllis (Lee) DeKeyser, Green Bay, and Noreen (Ron) Voigt, Appleton; brother, Bill (Beverly) Sheridan, Chicago; sister-in-law, Karen (John) Clarke, Appleton; and former wife, Rita Sheridan.

He was preceded in death by two brothers: Tom and Terry Sheridan.

The funeral service will be at 5 p.m. on Monday, May 7, 2007, at the Wichmann Funeral Home, Tri-County Chapel, 3212 South Oneida Street, Menasha, with Fr. Dennis Ryan officiating. Friends will be received at the funeral home on Monday, from 3 p.m. until the time of the service. Burial will be at 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday, May 8, in Riverside Cemetery, Appleton.

The family expresses a special thank you to the staffs at Appleton Medical Center, St. Elizabeth Hospital, and Theda Clark for their wonderful care. Further, a very special thank you to Dr. Janine Buffo and her staff for their caring and compassionate care. A memorial fund in Neil's name is being established.

WICHMANN FUNERAL HOME

Tri-County Chapel

3212 South Oneida Street

Menasha 920-831-9905

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5/7/2007 GBPG

Posted May 7, 2007

Basten, Sr., Thomas J.

Thomas J. Basten, Sr., 69, a resident of the Manitowoc Health Care Center, entered eternal life peacefully with his family by his side late Saturday afternoon, May 5, 2007, at the Manitowoc Health Care Center. Tom was born Oct. 2, 1937, in Green Bay, Wis. He was the son of the late Clarence and Barbara Boucher Basten. He attended Green Bay schools and was a graduate from Premontre High School with the Class of 1956. After graduation he enlisted in the United States Air Force, serving as an air traffic controller for eight years. He was stationed in Korea, Texas and Upper Michigan. He was honorably discharged in 1964. Tom then had a successful career as a sales representative for the next 40 years. He moved to Manitowoc from Green Bay in 1970. He was employed with WOMT Radio in Manitowoc from where he retired. Tom was also co-owner of Sue's Ceramics in Manitowoc from 1977 to 1982. Tom was a member of St. Francis of Assisi and the men's choir of the church, former member of the Manitowoc Lions Club, Noon Rotary and Clipper City Chordsmen Barber Shop group. Tom also had been a volunteer at Holy Family Hospital. He spent many happy hours hunting and fishing. He especially enjoyed going to his brother Jim's cabin in Pembine, Wis. Tom was also an avid Green Bay Packers football fan.

He is survived by two daughters: Mary S. (Daryl) George, Clintonville, Wis.; Kathleen M. Laurin and her special friend, Kevin Sturm, Manitowoc, Wis.; special friend and mother of his children, Susan M. Basten, Manitowoc, Wis.; seven grandchildren, Allison, Christopher, Nicholas, Ehrick and Katelynn George; Joshua and Emily Laurin; one sister, Mickey (David) Stegemann, Cornelius, Ore.; one sister-in-law, Joyous Basten, Green Bay, Wis.; nieces and nephews, Jody (Ron) DeGroot, Bruce Basten, Dr. Murray (Anne) Basten, Amy (Michael) Schmidt, Julie Jorgensen, Dr. Jennifer Jorgensen, Cherie, Tyson, Dawn and Kevin Basten; special friends, Dr. John and Laurale Stern, Manitowoc, Wis. He is also survived by numerous cousins and great-nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; one son, Thomas John Basten, Jr.; two brothers, James and Donald Basten; one nephew, Timothy Jorgensen.

Funeral services will be held 10 a.m. on Wednesday at St. Francis of Assisi on Waldo. The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated by the Rev. Daniel Felton. Military rites will be accorded by the Veterans of Foreign Wars Otto Oas Post 659. Cremation will follow with burial of the cremains to be at Evergreen Cemetery, Manitowoc. Relatives and friends may call at the Harrigan Parkside Funeral Home on Tuesday from 5 to 8 p.m. There will be a prayer service by Deacon Kenneth Nelesen with a memorial video tribute to follow. The visitation will continue Wednesday morning at St. Francis of Assisi on Waldo from 9 a.m. until the time of services at 10 a.m. In lieu of the flowers the family requests memorials be directed to a memorial fund being established in Tom's name. The Harrigan Parkside Funeral Home and Cremation Center, N. 11th and St. Clare Streets, Manitowoc, is assisting the family with funeral arrangements.

The family would like to extend their thanks and appreciation to Dr. Brian LaLiberte, Aurora Medical Center, Aurora Dialysis Center, and the loving care given to Tom by the nurses and staff at the Manitowoc Health Care Center.

Posted May 7, 2007

DeCleene, Eben L.

Eben L. DeCleene, 77, Eagle River, formerly of De Pere, passed away Sunday at a Milwaukee hospital. Arrangements are pending and will be announced by Cotter Funeral Home, De Pere.

Posted May 7, 2007

Thayse, Edward Joseph

Edward Joseph Thayse, 89, town of Red River, passed away peacefully Saturday, May 5, 2007, at home with his family by his side. He was born Nov. 6, 1917, in the town of Red River, to the late Honore and Mary (LeFevre) Thayse. Edward married Lillian Catherine Fronsee Oct. 9, 1940, at St. Francis Catholic Church, Menominee, Mich. He was born and lived on the family farm his entire lifetime.

Survivors include his wife, Lillian, of 67 years; three daughters, Judi Ann (Darrel) DeKeyser, Ledgeview; Dorothy (Hugh) Larsen, Allouez; Jacqueline Tlachac, Draper, Utah; six grandchildren, Darin (Dana) DeKeyser, Dean (Danielle) DeKeyser, Michael (Cindy) Larsen, Terry (Jean) Larsen, Jill (Rob) Myrick, Jonathon (Jodee) Tlachac; 10 great-grandchildren, Gracie and Olivia DeKeyser, Laura and Bradley Larsen, Katelyn, Brandon, and Jacob Larsen, Mitchell and Jonah Myrick, and Brooke Tlachac.

He was preceded in death by one brother, Harris Thayse.

Family and friends may call Tuesday, May 8, 2007, at St. Peter Catholic Church, Lincoln, from 9 to 11 a.m. Mass of Christian burial 11 a.m. Tuesday at St. Peter Church with Fr. Jerome Taddy officiating. Entombment in the Shrine of the Good Shepherd Mausoleum. Wiesner and Massart Funeral Home, Casco is handling the arrangements.

5/8/2007 GBPG

Posted May 8, 2007

De Cleene, Eben L.

Eben L. De Cleene, 77, Eagle River, formerly of De Pere, passed away Sunday, May 6, at a Milwaukee hospital. Eben was born July 21, 1929, to the late John "Jack" and Viola (Binon) De Cleene. Eben married Marcella Cravillion on Oct, 24, 1953, at St. Amands Catholic Church in Luxemburg. He was the past president of De Cleene Realty, DECO Corp., Nicolet Aviation, Airspec Corp., Algoma Wood Ind., Algoma Dowel, Green Bay Board of Realtors, Green Bay Realty Exchange and the De Pere Optimists Club. Eben was a member of the American Legion in Eagle River. He loved the woods and was an avid hunter.

Survivors include his wife, Marcella; children, Catherine (James) Crimmins, Karen (Daniel) Simons, Frank De Cleene and his fiancee, Lois Ann Johnson, Kim Marie (Dwayne) Richman, David (Jennifer) De Cleene, Mark (Vicki) De Cleene, Teresa (Howie) Roscoe; 15 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; brother and sisters, Nona (Ron) Fisher, Audrey (Walter) Latus, Louis (Betty) De Cleene, Joyce (Tom) Klaus, Pat (Jerry) Ziefle; brother-in-law, Jerry (Lily Mae) Cravillion; and many nieces and nephews.

Eben was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Joan.

Friends may call at the Cotter Funeral Home, 860 N. Webster Ave., De Pere, on Tuesday (today) from 5 to 7 p.m. A prayer service will conclude the visitation at 7 p.m. Visitation will continue on Wednesday from 10 to 11 a.m. at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church, 220 S. Michigan St., De Pere. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 11 a.m. Wednesday at the church with the Fr. John H. Harper officiating. Entombment will be at the Allouez Catholic Mausoleum.

In lieu of flowers a memorial fund has been established.

Posted May 8, 2007

LaFond, John P.

John P. LaFond, 66, Green Bay, went to be with our eternal Father on Sunday, May 6, 2007, at home with his family by his side after a year long battle with lung cancer during which time he stayed positive and joked until the end. He was born Aug. 30, 1940, to the late Daniel and Agnes (DeNoble) LaFond in Green Bay. On July 28, 1962, he married Madonna Paider in Denmark, Wis. John was employed by Leicht Transfer and Storage, retiring on Dec. 30, 1991. He enjoyed spending time with his children and grandchildren, fishing, hunting, spending time at his cottage in Townsend, playing cards and B.S.ing with his family and friends. He volunteered his time at The Bridge and attended Celebrate Recovery meetings.

Survivors include his wife, Madonna; his four children, Lisa LaFond and her fiance, Bradley W. Berndt, Stiles; Patrick (Terri) LaFond, Green Bay; Cheryl (Steven) Krouth, New Franken; and Paul (Mary) LaFond, Rhinelander; seven grandchildren, Meghan Vandenack, Amanda LaFond, Joshua Hacker and fiancee, Kari and her daughter, Merra, Ashley M. LaFond, Alyssa Krouth, Britteny LaFond and Casey LaFond; one brother and two sisters-in-law, Richard and Laverne, Thiensville; and Loretta LaFond, Green Bay; and one brother-in-law, Florian Sprangers, Florida.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Dr. David J. LaFond and Robert LaFond; and two sisters, Jeanne Baetke and Janis Sprangers.

Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, May 11, at Lyndahl Funeral Home. Visitation will continue after 9:30 a.m. Saturday at Prince of Peace Catholic Church, Pine Grove Site, 4767 Stage Coach Road, Denmark, where the Mass of Christian Burial will take place at 10:30 a.m. with the Rev. Ron Belitz officiating. Online condolences may be expressed at www.lyndahl.com.

The family would like to express a special thank you to Dr. Anthony Jaslowski, Dr. Ruth and the staff at Green Bay Oncology, Unity Hospice, especially Sharon, Sally Ann, Yvette, Father Merk, and Green Bay Home Medical Equipment for their support, care and concern.

Lyndahl Funeral Home

And Cremation Services

Lombardi Ave. & Ridge Rd.

5/8/2007 Post Crescet

Posted May 8, 2007

DeCoster, Barbara A.

Barbara Ann DeCoster, age 89, of Appleton, died at Cherry Meadows on May 4, 2007. She was born on March 26, 1918, in Little Chute, the daughter of Henry and Nettie (Reynders) Dercks. Barbara married Raymond J. DeCoster on August 23, 1947, in Little Chute; he preceded her in death on September 15, 2005.

The Funeral Liturgy will be at 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday, May 9, 2007, at ST. BERNADETTE CATHOLIC CHURCH, 2331 E. Lourdes Drive, Appleton, with Fr. Don Zuleger officiating. Friends may call directly at the church on Wednesday from 9:30 a.m. until the time of services. Entombment will be at Highland Memorial Park, Appleton.

WICHMANN FUNERAL HOME

537 North Superior Street

5/8/2007 Kewauee County Newspapers

Johnson,Louis J.

Louis J. Johnson, 89, village of Luxemburg died peacefully at home, Friday May 4, 2007. He was born March 26, 1918, in Duvall to the late Arthur and Lucy (Mathy) Johnson.

Louis married Verna Dart on October 25, 1939, at St. Amand Church,Walhain. She preceded him in death on June 21, 1993. Louis was a member of the Holy Name Society, St. Mary Church, The Catholic Order of Foresters and the Luxemburg Chamber of Commerce. He was employed at Liebmann Packing Company for 31 years and Packerland Packing for 13 years. In his retirement, Louis worked part-time at Marchant’s in Brussels until he retired again at age 88. He enjoyed perch fishing, bowling, hunting, playing cuyoo and poker, and attending Luxemburg-Casco High School athletic events. In his later years he made many miles driving to the casinos to try his luck.

He is survived by his eight children, Howie Johnson, Little Sturgeon; Sharon (Clyde) Davister, Luxemburg; Sue (Bob) Paider, Oneida; Shelly (Peter) Rohr, Kewaunee; Bill “Wiley” (Cheryl) Johnson, Luxemburg; Mary (Jim) Solboe, Sobieski; Terry (Steve) VandenPlas, Green Bay; Jan (Mark) Jauquet, Luxemburg; 16 grandchildren,Shari (John) Egan, Debbie (Kevin) Koontz, Paul Johnson, Tom (Sharon) Davister, Lisa (Toby) Derricks, Kay (Dave) Stahl, Kim (Chris) Heurkens, Kristina Paider, Scott (Carol) Paider, Jill Paider, Jason (Kacy) Rohr, John (Katie) Baeb, James Baeb, Jenny (Terry) Pecha, Jackie Solboe, Ryan, Ashley and Jake VandenPlas and Kyle Jauquet, 18 great-grandchildren, one brother and two sisters-in-law, Harry (Helen) Johnson and Ceil Dart, all of Green Bay, many nieces and nephews.

Louis was preceded in death by one grandson, Todd Davister, three sisters-in-law and four brothers-in-law, John and Irene Dalebroux, Marce and Harvey Robertson, Mayme and Irwin Delarwelle and Cliff Dart.

Friends may call at the McMahon Funeral Home, Luxemburg, from 3 to 8 p.m. Sunday May 13. Parish prayer service 7 p.m. Visitation continues, Monday between 9:30 and 10:45 a.m. at St. Mary Church, Luxemburg. Funeral will be held 11 a.m., Monday at the Church with the Rev. Milton Suess officiating. Burial will be in St. Mary Cemetery, Luxemburg.

On-line condolences for the Johnson family may be e-mailed to mcmahonfh@ centurytel.net.

The family wishes to express their sincerest gratitude to Unity Hospice, his nurse, Nancy, for her care and comfort during his illness, and Dr. Volk and his staff at Green Bay Oncology. Louie was blessed with many friends, especially Rita Christoff, Beverly and Norman Van Drisse, Vivian and Elmer Van Drisse and all of his card playing buddies who were there for him ’til the end.


Kussow, Betty J.

Betty J. (Braatz) Kussow, 79, of Kewaunee, died on May 1, 2007, at the Kewaunee Care Center. She was born May 21, 1927, in Eden in Fond du Lac County, to the late William and Minnie (Sieloff) Braatz.

Betty was a 1945 graduate of Winnebago Lutheran Academy, Fond du Lac. She married Dale D. Kussow on February 21, 1948, at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, Fond du Lac. In 1956, Betty and Dale moved to Kewaunee from Appleton. They owned and operated Spiffy Cleaners until retiring in 1996. Dale preceded her in death on October 2, 2000. Betty had a great love of family and a deep devotion to faith. She was a member of Grace Lutheran Church. She enjoyed visiting with her children and grandchildren. She enjoyed crocheting, “Fourth of July bingo,” and “casino night” with family and friends. Betty was a 50 -year member and Past Matron of Kewaunee-Algoma Order of Eastern Star and was the Order of Eastern Star Grand Representative of Manitoba in Wisconsin from 1996-99.

She is survived by a daughter, Judy (Daniel) Daul, and a son, Lawrence (Paulette) Kussow, Kewaunee; one sister, Dorothy (Gene) Randall, Fond du Lac; four grandchildren, Marleia Dorner, Kewaunee; Michael (Kara) Daul, Carson City, Nev.; Amanda Daul, Ft. Collins, Colo.; and Jimmy Kussow, Kewaunee; one great-grandson, Xavier Daul, Carson City, Nev.; godchild, Gary Clark, Morrison; one aunt, Arlyne (Sieloff) Frank, Chilton; one uncle, Lyle (Alice) Sieloff, Kaukauna; and sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Betty was preceded in death by her parents; a son, James Dale Kussow; four brothers (Orlan, Leroy, Layton and Harold Braatz),; and a godchild, Phyllis Randall.

Visitation was held on Friday, May 4, after 4 p.m. at Buchanan Funeral Home, Kewaunee. Order of Eastern Star service was at 7 p.m. Friday. Visitation was also at Grace Lutheran Church, Hwy. 42, Kewaunee, at 9 a.m. on Saturday, May 5. Funeral service followed visitation at the church at 11 a.m., with the Reverends Howard Batt and David Sieloff officiating. Burial was in Riverview Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorials to the Muscular Dystrophy Association or the American
Cancer Society would be appreciated. Special thanks to Dr. Saphner and the staff of Green Bay Oncology, Dr. Zenner, Pastor Batt, Unity Hospice, and the staff at the Kewaunee Care Center for their wonderful care and kindness.


Lavis, Robert P.

Robert P. Lavis, 66, Kewaunee, died Friday, May 4, 2007, surrounded by his family after a courageous battle with colon cancer.

Robert retired in January 2004, from the City of Green Bay Parks and Recreation Department as a mechanic and welder after 27 years. He was a member of the Cushman and Vintage Motorbike Clubs of America. He was also a model airplane and antique car enthusiast. Robert was well known for his expertise in small engine repairs.
Robert is survived by his loving wife, Judith; two daughters, Lori Lavis (Peter Schoblaski) and Marilyn (Gregg) Perry; three grandsons, Konrad, Troy, and Trevor Perry; and his beloved dog, Jesse.

Robert was preceded in death by two brothers, James and John Lavis.
Visitation on Wednesday, May 9, at Schauer & Schumacher Funeral Home, Green Bay, from 9 a.m. until the Funeral service at 10 a.m. with the Rev. JoAnn Schoblaski officiating. Intermentwas in Riverview Cemetery in Kewaunee.

To light a candle or express an online condolence for Robert’s family, please visit www.schauer-schumacher funeralhome.com


Schanilec, Arthur G.

Arthur G. Schanilec, 84, Kewaunee, died Friday, May 4, 2007, at home. He was born Nov. 5, 1922 in the town of Casco to the late Edward and Rose (Juza) Schanilec.

He married Mary Jane Marsicek June 5, 1946 at Holy Trinity Church in Casco. He farmed most of his life in the town of West Kewaunee and also worked for Hamilton Mfg. Co. for 33 years. He was a member of St. Hedwig Church, now St. Therese Parish, a lifelong member of WFLA and the Catholic Order of Foresters.

Survivors include his wife of 60 years, Mary Jane; five sons and four daughters-in-law, Richard and Dorothy Schanilec, Oshkosh; Leonard and Mary Schanilec, Green Bay; John and Gail Schanilec, Mishicot; David Schanilec; Luxemburg; Glenn and Linda Schanilec, Two Rivers; one daughter and son-in-law, Betty and Bill Eagan, Yakima, Wash.; 11 grandchildren, Scott (Jeanie) Schanilec, Brenda Lyons, Holly Schanilec, Kate (Erik) Larrison, John Schanilec, George (Nichole) Schanilec, Adam (Kristi) Schanilec, Shaun Eagan, Richelle (Michael) Hess; Andrew (Stacy) Schanilec and Jolene Schanilec and 13 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by two infant children and a sister, Lorraine Schanilec.
Friends called after 4 p.m. Tuesday, at Buchanan Funeral Home, Kewaunee. A parish wake service was held at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 8.Visitation continued at the funeral home on Wednesday until 10 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial was held at St. Therese Parish/St. Hedwig Site at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, May 9, with Fr. Dennis Drury officiating. Entombment was in Knollwood Mausoleum.

The family would like to give special thanks to Lee and Bev Maigatter and all the other neighbors and friends that helped during the last several years.


Schneider, Esther D.

Esther D. Schneider (Mrs. Ortwin), 84, town of Montpelier, died Saturday morning, May 5, 2007, at a local hospital. She was born July 5, 1922, in Green Bay, to the late Rudolph and Hattie (Schultz) Busse.

On September 5, 1947 Esther married Ortwin O. Schneider in Denmark. He preceded her in death September 22, 1994.Esther graduated from North Central College and taught home economics for one year at Pulaski High School. The rest of her life was spent as a devoted wife and mother, working alongside her husband on the family farm.
Survivors include her three sons and two daughters in- law, William and Cheryl Schneider, Luxemburg; Richard Schneider, Colorado; Chuck and Annie Schneider, Green Bay; two granddaughters, Charanna and Lydia Schneider, two sisters and one brother-in-law, Emma Brown, Illinois; Carolyn and Clarence Blomquist, Kingsford, Mich.; nieces and nephews.

Esther was preceded in death by four brothers and two sisters-in-law, Gustav Busse, Henry Busse, John (Florence) Busse, Fred (Eleanor) Busse, one sister and two brothers-in-law, Martha (Harry) Mleziva, Harold Brown, one brother- in- law and one sister-in-law, Viola and Herb Nelson.
Friends called at the McMahon Funeral Home, Luxemburg, fromm 4 to 8 p.m. Monday, May 7. Visitation continued after 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, at Bethel Baptist Church,Green Bay. Funeral was held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, at the church, with the Pastor Keith Crosby officiating. Private entombment followed.

Online messages of condolence may be sent e-mail to mcmahonfh@centurytel.net for the Schneider Family.


Thayse, Edward Joseph

Edward Joseph Thayse, 89, town of Red River, passed away peacefully Saturday, May 5, 2007, at home with his family by his side. He was born November 6, 1917, in the town of Red River, to the late Honore and Mary (LeFevre) Thayse.

Edward married Lillian Catherine Fronsee, October 9, 1940, at St. Francis Catholic Church, Menominee, Mich.He was born and lived on the family farm his entire lifetime.
Survivors include his wife Lillian, of 67 years, three daughters, Judi Ann (Darrel) DeKeyser, Ledgeview; Dorothy (Hugh) Larsen, Allouez; Jacqueline Tlachac; Draper, Utah; six grandchildren, Darin (Dana) DeKeyser, Dean (Danielle) DeKeyser, Michael (Cindy) Larsen, Terry (Jean) Larsen, Jill (Rob) Myrick, Jonathon (Jodee) Tlachac, ten great-grandchildren, Gracie and Olivia DeKeyser, Laura and Bradley Larsen, Katelyn, Brandon, and Jacob Larsen, Mitchell and Jonah Myrick, and Brooke Tlachac.
He was preceded in death by one brother, Harris Thayse.

Family and friends called from 9 to 11 a.m. Tuesday, May 8, at St. Peter Catholic Church, Lincoln, Mass of Christian burial 11a.m. Tuesday, at St. Peter Church with Fr. Jerome Taddy officiating. Entombment was in the Shrine of the Good Shepherd Mausoleum. Wiesner and Massart Funeral Home, Casco handled the arrangements.

5/8/2007 Oconto County Reporter

Jean A. Belland

Jean A. Belland, 74, 5106 Remiker Lane, Manitowoc, died Tuesday morning, March 27, 2007 at Bellin Memorial Hospital in Green Bay. Born September 9, 1932 in Oconto, daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Alvin Sr. (Ruby Reed) Wasurick, she graduated from Oconto High School in 1950.
She worked at Red Owl, 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 a daughter, Deborah "Debbie" Belland of Manitowoc; five sisters Mary Mills of Indiana; Mrs. Ken (Judy) LaFortune, Donna Bushmaker, Mrs. John (Susie) Dumke and Janey Belongia, all of Oconto; a brother, James (Dede) Wasurick of Green Bay; a sister-in-law, Ann Wasurick of Krakow; nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews and other relatives and friends.
Along with her parents, she was preceded in death by two brothers and a sister-in-law, Alvin Jr. and Marge Wasurick and Roger Wasurick; a sister, Betty Wasurick and a brother-in-law, Rocky Mills.
Funeral services were held at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, April 3, 2007 at First Presbyterian Church, Manitowoc. Entombment took place at Knollwood Mausoleum. Reinbold & Pfeffer Family Funeral Home of Manitowoc assisted the family.

5/9/2007 GBPG

Posted May 9, 2007

Tordeur, Elizabeth "Betty"

Elizabeth "Betty" Tordeur, 85, Town of Scott, passed away Tuesday, May 8, 2007.

Family and friends may call Thursday, May 10, 2007 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Cotter Funeral Home, 860 N. Webster Ave., De Pere. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 10:30 a.m. Friday at Holy Cross Catholic Church, Bay Settlement, with Fr. Tom Hagendorf O.Praem. officiating. There will be no visitation prior to the Mass. Entombment will be in the Shrine of the Good Shepherd Mausoleum. Full obituary will appear in Thursday's edition.

5/10/2007 GBPG

Posted May 10, 2007

Jacquot, John W.

John Jacquot, 85, Appleton, died peacefully on Tuesday, May 8, 2007, with his family at his side. He was born Aug. 16, 1921, in Neenah, the son of the late Wilbur and Louise (Losch) Jacquot. On Aug. 26, 1942, he married the former Barbara Kraus. John served in the U.S. Army Air Force from 1942 to 1945.

After some primary schooling in Appleton he attended and graduated from Castle Heights Military Academy in Lebanon, Tenn. Following a decision to not accept an offer of an appointment to the Annapolis Naval Academy he joined the Jacquot Cheese Company and also enrolled in the University of Wisconsin Extension School, where he met and started dating a saucy, five foot, dark haired, blue eyed, pretty girl named Barb, who he married two years later in 1942.

Later in the year, due to the War, he enlisted in the Signal Corps followed by a transfer to the Army Air Force. Basic training at Miami Beach, Florida, CTD (college training detachment) at the University of Pittsburgh, preflight at Maxwell Field, Alabama, Gunnery School at Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada and Bombardier School at Carlsbad Air Force Base, New Mexico. After training and being commissioned as Lieutenant, he was selected to be an instructor and eventually a chief instructor.

Following the surrender of Japan, the base at Carlsbad was deactivated. The opportunity to continue in service was offered but declined and he was transferred to San Angelo, Texas to await order for discharge. After several weeks the orders arrived and discharge was from Truax Field, Madison, Wisconsin.

John returned to the family business. Several years later an attractive offer to purchase the business was made and the business was sold. He was retained as Branch Manager of the Appleton and Seymour operations. Years later the Buyer (Standard Brands, Inc.) decided to go out of the cheese business and closed down all cheese operations. John and his partners purchased the assembly plant in Appleton, established the Wisconsin Cheese Corporation and continued purchasing cheese from outlying factories, and grading and selling to several processors. Following several years of operation and a loss of market they decided to close the business.

After entering and working in the grocery business for several years, he took a correspondence accounting course. An opportunity opened with the USDA, Federal Milk Marketing Division and he was hired as an auditor. During his training he was enrolled at Ohio State University where he took and completed the Agriculture Economics Milk Pricing and Marketing Course. He was advanced to Senior Auditor and then to Audit Supervisor and Office Manager of the Northeast Wisconsin Division of the Chicago Regional Milk Marketing Order retiring in 1990 with 25 years of Federal Service.

He was a member of the American Legion Post 38 at Appleton, a 32nd Degree Mason with membership in Waverly Lodge at Appleton and the Lodge Council Chapter Consistory at Green Bay. John was also a member of the United Seniors Association.

John is survived by his daughters, Linda (Jack) Arter, Appleton; and Jo Lee (Barry) Helms, Appleton; grandchildren, Kerry (Dennis) Bielke, Green Bay; and James (Shayna) Gresens, Sherwood; great-grandchildren, Jacob, Marissa and Riley Gresens; Daniel, Kristina and Jonathan "Little J W" Bielke.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Barbara Jacquot.

The funeral service for John will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, May 12, 2007. at WICHMANN FUNERAL HOME with Rev. Jane Anderson officiating. Entombment will take place at Highland Memorial Park. Visitation will be at the funeral home on Saturday from 9 a.m. until the time of service.

In lieu of flowers a memorial fund has been established for the Fox Valley Humane Society.

The family would like to thank the kind and caring staff of Appleton Medical center, ManorCare and ThedaCare Hospice. Also family friends, Jim and Sherry Bassett and Karmin Bodecker, for their loving care and support.

WICHMANN

FUNERAL HOME

537 N. Superior St.

Appleton 739-1231

Posted May 10, 2007

Lynwood, Florence "Flossie"

Florence "Flossie" Lynwood, 86, a former Menominee, Mich., resident, passed away on Saturday, May 5, 2007, at the Woodside Lutheran Home in Green Bay, Wis. Florence was born on Aug. 21, 1920, in Menominee, Mich., to the late Perry and Rose (Desotell) Woods. She graduated from Menominee High School and later married Charles Lynwood. He preceded her in death on Sept. 11, 1977. Florence was a member of Resurrection Parish in Menominee. She loved music along with singing and dancing and she performed in the old Opera House in Menominee.

Florence is survived by two daughters, Penny (Ronald) Schmidt, Foster City, Calif.; and Holly (Daniel) Popkey, De Pere, Wis.; one son, Phillip (Lynn) Lynwood, Eagle, Mich.; ten grandchildren, Chris, Peter, Cory, Katie, Jordan, Phillip, Aaron, Ryan, Nicholas and Collin; seven great-grandchildren, Hannah, Katilyn, Porter, Adriannah, Mary, Michael and Isadora; one sister, Johanna Miller and one brother, Robert Woods, both of Menominee, Mich.

Along with her parents and husband, five sisters, Gladys, Edmere, Lorraine, Mayfern and Priscilla and two brothers, Raymond and Howard, preceded Florence in death.

Friends may call at the Cadieu Funeral Home on Sunday, May 13, 2007, from 4 p.m. until the time of prayer services at 6:30 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered for Florence on Monday, May 14, 2007, at Resurrection Parish in Menominee at 11 a.m. The Rev. Fr. Gery Meehan will officiate. Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery in Menominee, Mich.

The family wishes to extend a special thank you to Woodside Lutheran Home in Green Bay, Wis., for the wonderful and loving care that was provided to Florence during her stay there.

A memorial fund has been established in Florence's name for the restoration of the Opera House. Donations may be sent to: The Opera House Restoration Project, 336 First St., Menominee, MI 49858.

Posted May 10, 2007

Meunier, Myron "Mike"

Myron "Mike" Meunier, 73, Abrams, died suddenly Tuesday afternoon at home. He was born May 16, 1933, in Green Bay, to Fred and Mary (Hiegnet) Meunier. He grew up in Green Bay and graduated from East High School. Mike moved to Abrams in 1965 and was once employed at Tosca Ltd. in Green Bay. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and working in his large vegetable garden.

Survivors include the mother of his children, Shirley (DeGroot) Lealiou, Green Bay; one son, Mike (Rena) Meunier, Abrams; two daughters, Shirley (Bob) Shockley, Maryland; Julie Meunier, Green Bay; five grandchildren; one brother, Stanley (Gail) Meunier, Green Bay; four sisters, Lou (Louis) Knapowski, Mountain; Mavis (Joseph) Olivarez, Florida; Mary Nelson, Green Bay; Marilyn Nitti, Illinois; one sister-in-law, Germaine Meunier, Oconto Falls.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his son, Tyron "Ty" Meunier on May 7, 1985; three brothers, Fred "Dick", Denver and Oliver Meunier; and one sister, Iva (Clarence) Fleischman.

Family and friends may call at Jones Funeral Service in Oconto Falls (920- 848-2222 or visit: www. jonesfuneral.com) from 4 until 8 p.m. Friday, May 11, 2007. Visitation will continue at the funeral home after 9 a.m. Saturday, May 12, 2007, until the time of services. Funeral services will be held 10 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home with the Rev. William Kamke officiating. Burial follow in St. Anthony Cemetery in Oconto Falls.

Posted May 10, 2007

Mooren, Lillian H.

Lillian H. Mooren, 86, De Pere, died peacefully surrounded by her family Tuesday, May 8, 2007, at a local hospital. She was born Oct. 29, 1920, in Green Bay, to the late William and Anna (Thompson) Albers. On June 28, 1940, she married Sylvester Mooren Sr. at St. Boniface Catholic Church, De Pere. Lillian was an avid card player, enjoyed cooking and spending time with her family. She was a member of St. Boniface and the Christian Mothers. Lillian is member of Our Lady of Lourdes Parish Family.

She is survived by her family, Shirley (Jim) Rentmeester, Elaine (Ron) Green, Patricia (Jerry) Ambrosius, Sylvester "Jupe" (Judy) Mooren Jr., her daughter-in-law, Ella Mooren, 16 grandchildren, and 26 great-grandchildren; her brother, Wilber (Audrey) Albers, and five sisters-in- law, Mae Vanden Hoogen, Agatha Albers, Lorraine Albers, Ethel Mooren, and Josephine Mooren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, her son, David, her brothers, Louis, Ed (Margaret), Henry, Leo (Agatha), and Bob. Lillian is further preceded in death by her sisters, Loretta (Joe) Denk, Mildred (Clarence) Gerrits, and Minnie (Joe) Thyssen.

Visitation for Lillian will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. (TODAY) Thursday at Our Lady of Lourdes Parish Family corner of Lourdes Avenue and Suburban Drive, De Pere. Visitation will continue after 9:30 a.m. Friday at the church until the Mass of Christian Burial at 10:30 a.m. with Fr. Tim Shillcox O.Praem officiating, and Deacon Michael VanderBloomen assisting. Burial will take place in Mt. Calvary Cemetery. Please go to www.ryanfh.com to send online condolences to the family.

The family would like to thank Rennes Health center and the 4th floor I.C.U. at St. Vincent Hospital.

The Ryan Funeral Home of De Pere is assisting the family.

Posted May 10, 2007

Ronsman, Cletus J. "KeKe"

Cletus J. (KeKe) Ronsman, 79, Green Bay, died Tuesday, May 8, 2007 with his wife, daughter, son-in-law and two grandchildren by his side. Cletus was born Oct. 6, 1927, in Green Bay, to the late Phillip and Hazel (Santy) Ronsman. He attended Annunciation Elementary School and West High School until he served in the U.S. Navy. On Sept. 10, 1951, Cletus married his soul mate, the former Virginia Brault, at St. Francis Xavier Cathedral in Green Bay. They continued their membership at St. Francis Xavier for 55 years.

Cletus was employed at the downtown Pranges Department Store, where he decorated the windows for the holidays. He was then employed at (Northern, James River, Georgia Pacific) where he retired after 34 years.

Cletus was a wonderful husband, father and grandfather. He was always concerned about what was happening with his family. Respect and manners were what mattered to Cletus. No excuses.

He loved to tinker at home and at the cottage. Painting, antiquing and building miniature horse stables and other things for his grandchildren. During the summer he loved to be outside. You would find him sitting in his chair outside chatting with a friend or neighbor. He enjoyed packing a cooler and going on short trips with the family and possibly a neighbor to a state park or going to watch a Brewer or Timber Rattler game.

Cletus is survived by his loving wife of 55 years, Virginia, one daughter, Lynn Marie (Joe) Wesoloski, two grandchildren, Becky and Colton Wesoloski, all of Green Bay. He is further survived by two sisters, Dorothy Carpenter, Joyce (Bob) Olmstead, one brother, John Ronsman, all of Green Bay; brothers-in-law, Myron (Joan) Brault, Alex (Jane) Brault and Maynard (Sally) Brault, all of Brillion; many nieces and nephews; and a group of friends that he met during the 17 years he and Virginia walked in the mall. "Keep on laughing."

Cletus was preceded in death by his parents; one brother, Bernard Ronsmans; one sister Marian Mielke; two brothers-in-law, Bob Mielke and Gordon Carpenter; one sister-in-law, Patricia Ronsman; and his father and mother-in-law, Oney and Mary Clara Brault.

Gathering time with family and friends will be held on Friday, May 11, 2007 from 4 to 7 p.m. at Schauer & Schumacher Funeral Home, 340 S. Monroe Ave. Visitation will continue on Saturday, May 12, 2007, at St. Francis Xavier Cathedral from 9:30 a.m. until the Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. with Reverend Msgr. Roy M. Klister officiating. Interment in Allouez Catholic Mausoleum.

A special thank you to the nurses on the 9th floor at St. Vincent Hospital and the doctors, nurses and caretakers at Odd Fellows Nursing Home, all who took wonderful care of Cletus.

To light a candle and express an online condolence for the Ronsman family please visit www.schauer-schumacherfuneralhome.com

Posted May 10, 2007

Tordeur, Elizabeth "Betty"

Elizabeth "Betty" Tordeur, 85, Town of Scott, passed away Tuesday, May 8, 2007. She was born Jan. 31, 1922, to the late Mike and Catherine (Gieske) Knoll. She married Antone "Tony" Tordeur on Jan. 18, 1940, at St. Philip the Apostle Catholic Church, Green Bay, and he preceded her in death on March 11, 1996. They lived in Allouez until 1952, when they moved to the Town of Scott and farmed there until their retirement. After retirement, Tony and Betty enjoyed taking bus trips, playing cards, and she loved crossword puzzles.

Survivors include her six children, Delores (Arlin) Johnson, Green Bay; Alice (Gary) Weicklet, Fall Creek, Wis.; Karen Jean Allen (James La Blanc), Allouez; Judy Holden, De Pere; Carol Bisson, St. Paul, Minn.; Edward Tordeur, Green Bay; son-in-law, Norman Maass, New Franken; 11 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; one brother, John (Joan) Knoll, Pennsylvania; one sister, Margaret (Melvin) Brunette, Oconto; sister-in-law, Ella Vandehei, Green Bay; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her husband; daughter, Betty Lou Maass; parents; four grandchildren; two brothers, Frank and Joe; and two sisters, Mary and Ann.

Family and friends may call Thursday, May 10, 2007 (TODAY) from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Cotter Funeral Home, 860 N. Webster Ave., De Pere. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 10:30 a.m. Friday at Holy Cross Catholic Church, Bay Settlement, with Fr. Tom Hagendorf O.Praem. officiating. There will be no visitation prior to the Mass. Entombment will be in the Shrine of the Good Shepherd Mausoleum. Online condolences may be expressed at www.cotterfuneralhome.com

Betty's family extends sincere thanks to Dr. Meves and the entire staff at Wyndemere for their duty above and beyond.

3/10/2007 Herald Times Reporter

Posted May 10, 2007

Violet E. Griebling

Violet E. Griebling, age 88, a resident of St. Mary's Home, Manitowoc, died Tuesday afternoon, May 8, 2007, at St. Mary's.

She was born on April 17, 1919, in Manitowoc, daughter of the late Charles and Theresa (Kohlar) Auclair. Violet was a graduate of Lincoln High School, Manitowoc, class of 1937. On Sept. 1, 1941, she married Norman H. Griebling at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Manitowoc. He preceded her in death on June 14, 1977.

Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law: Judith and Richard Powers, Rice Lake; two sons and daughters-in-law: John and Evelyn Griebling, Santa Domingo, Dominican Republic; James and Joanne Griebling, Manitowoc; 12 grandchildren: Lori (Mike) Mattmiller; David (Linda) Powers, Tom Powers; Jill (Dan) Mauro; Angela Allen; Jerry Griebling, John (Yvonne) Griebling, Johanna Griebling; Kristine (Jon) Seliger; Mark Griebling, Jeffery Griebling; Cheryl (Robert) Lammers; and 14 great-grandchildren. Nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends also survive. She was also preceded in death by a son: Norman T. Griebling; four sisters: Anna, Clara, Addy and Marie; and two brothers: Donald and Carl Auclair.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, May 11, 2007, at St. Francis of Assisi on Grand, Manitowoc. Officiating at the Mass of Christian Burial will be the Rev. Gerald Foley with burial at Calvary Cemetery, Manitowoc.

The family will greet relatives and friends at St. Francis of Assisi on Grand, Manitowoc, from 10 a.m. on Friday, May 11, 2007, until the time of service at 11 a.m.

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

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May 10, 2007

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Posted May 11, 2007

Johnson, Louis J.

Louis J. Johnson, 89, Village of Luxemburg, died peacefully at home, Friday, May 4, 2007. He was born March 26, 1918, in Duvall, to the late Arthur and Lucy (Mathy) Johnson. He married Verna Dart on Oct. 25, 1939, at St. Amand Church, Walhain. She preceded him in death on June 21, 1993. Louis was a member of the Holy Name Society, St. Mary Church , The Catholic Order of Foresters and the Luxemburg Chamber of Commerce. He was employed at Liebmann Packing Company for 31 years and Packerland Packing for 13 years. In his retirement, Louis worked part-time at Marchant's in Brussels until he retired again at age 88. He enjoyed perch fishing, bowling, hunting, playing cuyoo and poker, attending Luxemburg-Casco High School athletic events. In his later years he made many miles driving to the casinos to try his luck.

He is survived by his eight children, Howie Johnson, Little Sturgeon; Sharon (Clyde) Davister, Luxemburg; Sue (Bob) Paider, Oneida; Shelly (Peter) Rohr, Kewaunee; Bill "Wiley" (Cheryl) Johnson, Luxemburg; Mary (Jim) Solboe, Sobieski; Terry (Steve) VandenPlas, Green Bay; Jan (Mark) Jauquet, Luxemburg; 16 grandchildren, Shari (John) Egan, Debbie (Kevin) Koontz, Paul Johnson, Tom (Sharon) Davister, Lisa (Toby) Derricks, Kay (Dave) Stahl, Kim (Chris) Heurkens, Kristina Paider, Scott (Carol) Paider, Jill Paider, Jason (Kacy) Rohr, John (Katie) Baeb, James Baeb, Jenny (Terry) Pecha, Jackie Solboe, Ryan, Ashley and Jake VandenPlas, and Kyle Jauquet; 18 great-grandchildren; one brother and two sisters-in-law, Harry (Helen) Johnson, and Ceil Dart, all of Green Bay; many nieces and nephews.

Louis was preceded in death by one grandson, Todd Davister; three sisters-in-law and four brothers-in-law, John and Irene Dalebroux, Marce and Harvey Robertson, Mayme and Irwin Delarwelle, and Cliff Dart.

Friends may call at the McMAHON FUNERAL HOME, LUXEMBURG, 3 to 8 p.m. Sunday, May 13, 2007. Parish prayer service 7 p.m. Visitation will continue Monday between 9:30 and 10:45 a.m. at St. Mary Church, Luxemburg. Funeral 11 a.m. at the Church will the Rev. Milton Suess officiating. Burial in St. Mary Cemetery, Luxemburg. on-line condolences for the Johnson family may be e-mailed to mcmahonfh@centurytel.net.

The family wishes to express their sincerest gratitude to Unity Hospice, his nurse, Nancy, for her care and comfort during his illness, and Dr. Volk and his staff at Green Bay Oncology.

Louie was blessed with many friends, especially Rita Christoff, Beverly and Norman Van Drisse, Vivian and Elmer Van Drisse, and all of his card playing buddies who were there for him til the end.

Posted May 11, 2007

Ronsman, Cletus J. (KeKe)

Cletus J. (KeKe) Ronsman, 79, Green Bay, died Tuesday, May 8, 2007, with his wife, daughter, son-in-law and two grandchildren by his side. Cletus was born Oct. 6, 1927, in Green Bay, to the late Phillip and Hazel (Santy) Ronsman. He attended Annunciation Elementary School and West High School until he served in the U.S. Navy. On Sept. 10, 1951, Cletus married his soul mate, the former Virginia Brault, at St. Francis Xavier Cathedral in Green Bay. They continued their membership at St. Francis Xavier for 55 years.

Cletus was employed at the downtown Prange's Department Store, where he decorated the windows for the holidays. He was then employed at (Northern, James River, Georgia Pacific) where he retired after 34 years. Cletus was a wonderful husband, father and grandfather. He was always concerned about what was happening with his family. Respect and manners were what mattered to Cletus. No excuses.

He loved to tinker at home and at the cottage. Painting, antiquing and building miniature horse stables and other things for his grandchildren. During the summer he loved to be outside. You would find him sitting in his chair outside chatting with a friend or neighbor. He enjoyed packing a cooler and going on short trips with the family and possibly a neighbor to a state park or going to watch a Brewer or Timber Rattler game.

Cletus is survived by his loving wife of 55 years, Virginia; one daughter, Lynn Marie (Joe) Wesoloski, two grandchildren, Becky and Colton Wesoloski, all of Green Bay. He is further survived by two sisters, Dorothy Carpenter, Joyce (Bob) Olmstead, one brother John Ronsman, all of Green Bay; a sister-in-law, Rosalind Ronsmans, Green Bay; brothers-in-law, Myron (Joan) Brault, Alex (Jane) Brault and Maynard (Sally) Brault, all of Brillion; many nieces and nephews, and a group of friends that he met during the 17 years he and Virginia walked in the mall. "Keep on laughing."

Cletus was preceded in death by his parents; one brother, Bernard Ronsmans; one sister Marian Mielke; two brothers-in-law, Bob Mielke and Gordon Carpenter; one sister-in-law, Patricia Ronsman; and his father and mother-in-law, Oney and Mary Clara Brault.

Gathering time with family and friends will be held on Friday, May 11, 2007 (TODAY) from 4 to 7 p.m. at Schauer & Schumacher Funeral Home, 340 S. Monroe Ave. Visitation will continue on Saturday, May 12, 2007, at St. Francis Xavier Cathedral from 9:30 a.m. until the Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. with Reverend Msgr. Roy M. Klister officiating. Interment in Allouez Catholic Mausoleum.

A special thank you to the nurses on the 9th floor at St. Vincent Hospital and the doctors, nurses and caretakers at Odd Fellows Nursing Home, all who took wonderful care of Cletus.

To light a candle and express an online condolence for the Ronsman family, please visit www.schauer-schumacherfuneralhome.com

Posted May 11, 2007

Rupp. Norman J.

Captain Norman J. Rupp, 86, formerly of Sturgeon Bay, passed away Wednesday evening, May 9, 2007, at Woodside Manor Residential Living in Green Bay.

He was born August 9, 1920, in the Town of Nasewaupee, the son of the late John and Emma (Laubenstein) Rupp. He graduated from Kings Point Marine Academy, and served his country with the Merchant Marines, sailing the Atlantic and Pacific Theatres during WWII. On July 8, 1950, he married Florence Stauber at Holy Name of Mary Catholic Church in Maplewood.

Norman worked as chief officer for the Istmian Steamship Co. for six more years after the war. He then worked for Roen Steamship Co. as 1st mate before working for Merit Chapman & Scott to help lay the pipeline across the straits of Mackinac. For 28 years he was a Captain for Cleveland Tankers Inc. He also served as business agent and secretary/treasurer for the Tugmans Union for 20 years. His sailing career spanned almost 50 years traveling to over 100 countries.

Norman was an instructor for five years at NWTC for officer training school for the Great Lakes.

After his retirement he ran sea trials and deliveries for Peterson Builders. He was Captain for Charlie Voigt on the Shore Line Cruises from Gills Rock to Washington Island for five years. Norman sailed on the River Queen Paddle Boat as the Captain on the Fox River in Green Bay for two years.

He was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church, the Knights of Columbus, Door County Maritime Museum and volunteered there for two years, and the Century Club for visiting 100 countries. Norm had sailed around the world at least a dozen times.

Survivors include his wife, Florence of Green Bay; five children, John Rupp of Green Bay; Teresa (Tom) Champeau, of Appleton; Mary (Mark) Reichenberger of Oshkosh; Gina (Pete) Mickelson of Green Bay; Norman (Stacey) Rupp of New Frankin; and eight grandchildren.

Preceding him in death were his parents, brother, Milton, and sister, Viola Martin.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday, May 14, 2007, at 10:30 a.m. at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Sturgeon Bay, with Fr. Dominic Peluse officiating. Entombment will follow at St. Joseph Cemetery Mausoleum.

Friends may call at the church on Monday from 9 a.m. until the time of services at 10:30 a.m.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in Norman's memory to Unity Hospice.

Huehns Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Guest book and online condolences at www.huehnsfuneralhome.com.

The family would like to specially thank the staff at Woodside Manor and Unity Hospice for the support and compassionate care of Norman over these past months.

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Posted May 11, 2007

Johnson, Carol R.

Carol R. Johnson, Appleton, age 88, passed away on Wednesday, May 9, 2007. Carol was born on February 23, 1919, in Milwaukee, daughter of the late Wilmer and Eliza (Stone) Roberts. She was a member of Emmanuel United Methodist Church, Appleton.

Carol is survived by her daughters: Janice DiNardo, Menasha; and Maria (Rusty) Lawrence, California. She is also survived by her grandsons: John and Peter DiNardo, and a brother-in-law Raymond (Tekla) Johnson, Manitowoc.

Carol was preceded in death by her husband Carlton, an infant sister and a sister Dorothy Mack; two brothers Bill (June) Roberts, and her twin brother John Kenneth (Mercedes) Roberts, and a nephew, Timothy Johnson.

Funeral Services for Carol will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 12, 2007, at the funeral home. Visitation will be from 9 a.m. until the time of services. Entombment will follow at Highland Memorial Park, Appleton. A memorial is being established.

The family would like to thank the caregivers at the Renaissance, the staff at Appleton Medical Center, and Dr. Greg Johnson for their wonderful care and kindness towards Carol.

WICHMANN FUNERAL HOME

537 N. Superior St.

Appleton 920-739-1231

5/12/2007 Door County Advocate

Posted May 12, 2007

Mercy Warwick

Mercy Warwick, 78, Sturgeon Bay, passed away, Wednesday, May 9, 2007, at St. Vincent Hospital, Green Bay.

She was born Feb. 9, 1929, in Sturgeon Bay, to Christopher and Edna (Torstenson) Demmin.

Mercy was a 1948 graduate of Sevastopol High School.

June 25, 1949, she married Wilbur Warwick. He preceded her in death Dec. 24, 1980.

Mercy was employed at Krier Preserving Company for 20 years. She was a member of Sturgeon Bay Moravian Church.

Mercy was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary for more than 50 years and held numerous offices over the years. She was also a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary for more than 25 years. Mercy belonged to the Jolly Gems Homemakers Club. She enjoyed working with her flowers and taking care of many children in the community.

Survivors include one son, Jim (Laure) Warwick; and two daughters, Lynn (William) Forry and Jean (Kevin) Cookle, all of Sturgeon Bay; eight grandchildren, Mike Forry, Shelly (Josh) LeVeque, Missy (Curtis) Delfosse, Ryan, Korey and Rachel Warwick, and Kent and Cady Cookle. She is further survived by sisters, Erlene Irwin, Rochester, Ind., Joyce (Dick) Vertz, Kansas City, Kan., Kerrin (Don) Rae, Menasha, and Joan’ll Otis, Sturgeon Bay; brothers, Russ (Nancy) Demmin and Chris (Carol) Demmin; sister-in-law, Leonette Demmin, all of Sturgeon Bay; and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Wilbur; two brothers, Allen and Warren Demmin; and sister, Jane LaViolette.

Funeral services will be held at noon Saturday, May 12, at Sturgeon Bay Moravian Church with the Rev. Dr. Matthew R. Knapp officiating. Burial will follow at Bayside Cemetery.

Friends called at Huehns Funeral Home Friday, May 11, from 4 until 8 p.m. Visitation will continue at the church Saturday from 11 a.m. until the time of services. An American Legion Auxiliary service was held Friday evening at 7 p.m. at the funeral home.

Memorials may be offered in Mercy’s memory for the Sturgeon Bay Moravian Church or for the American Cancer Society.

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

Posted May 12, 2007

Norman Rupp

Captain Norman J. Rupp, 86, formerly of Sturgeon Bay, passed away Wednesday evening, May 9, 2007, at Woodside Manor Residential Living in Green Bay.

He was born Aug. 9, 1920, in the town of Nasewaupee, to John and Emma (Laubenstein) Rupp.

He graduated from Kings Point Marine Academy, and served his country with the Merchant Marines, sailing the Atlantic and Pacific Theatres during World War II.

July 8, 1950, he married Florence Stauber at Holy Name of Mary Catholic Church in Maplewood.

Norman worked as chief officer for the Istmian Steamship Co. for six more years after the war. He then worked for Roen Steamship Co. as first mate before working for Merit Chapman & Scott to help lay the pipeline across the straits of Mackinac. For 28 years he was a captain for Cleveland Tankers Inc. He also served as business agent and secretary/treasurer for the Tugmans Union for 20 years. His sailing career spanned almost 50 years traveling to over 100 countries.

Norman was an instructor for five years at Northeastern Wisconsin Technical College for officer training school for the Great Lakes.

After his retirement, he ran sea trials and deliveries for Peterson Builders. He was captain for Charlie Voigt on the Shore Line Cruises from Gills Rock to Washington Island for five years. Norman sailed on the River Queen paddle boat as the captain on the Fox River in Green Bay for two years.

He was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church, the Knights of Columbus, Door County Maritime Museum and volunteered there for two years, and the Century Club for visiting 100 countries. Norm sailed around the world at least a dozen times.

Survivors include his wife, Florence, Green Bay; five children, John Rupp, Green Bay, Teresa (Tom) Champeau, Appleton, Mary (Mark) Reichenberger, Oshkosh, Gina (Pete) Mickelson, Green Bay, and Norman (Stacey) Rupp, New Frankin; and eight grandchildren.

Preceding him in death were his parents; brother, Milton; and sister, Viola Martin.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Monday, May 14, at 10:30 a.m. at St. Joseph Catholic Church, with the Rev. Dominic Peluse officiating. Entombment will follow at St. Joseph Cemetery Mausoleum.

Friends may call at the church Monday from 9 a.m. until the time of services.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in Norman’s memory to Unity Hospice.

Huehns Funeral Home of Sturgeon Bay is in charge of arrangements. Sign guest book and offer online condolences at www.huehnsfuneralhome.com.

The family would like to specially thank the staff at Woodside Manor and Unity Hospice for the support and compassionate care of Norman over these past months.

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Posted May 12, 2007

Dow, Eunice V.

Eunice V. Dow, 87, a Manitowoc resident, died Thursday morning, May 10, 2007, at Woodside Lutheran Home, Green Bay. She was born Nov. 23, 1919, in Green Bay, daughter of the late Alex J. and Gertrude (Heim) Pensis. Eunice was a graduate of Green Bay East High School, Class of 1938. On Oct. 19, 1946, she married Donald (Tiny) Dow in Green Bay. He preceded her in death June 23, 1983. Eunice was Vice-President of Dow Canvas Products, retiring in 1976 after 23 years of employment. She was a former member of St. Andrew Catholic Church and a current member of St. Francis of Assisi and Daughters of Isabella.

Survivors include a sister-in-law, Norma Pensis, Green Bay; nieces and nephews, David (Mary) Pensis, Green Bay; Lynn (Dale) Wagner, Coatsville, Ind.; Drs. Richard (Jean) Pensis, Bonduel; Dr. Mark Pensis, Clintonville; Dr. Sharon (Eric) Balstad, Green Bay; Steven (Laura) Pensis, Tustin, Mich.; Patrick (Jean) Pensis, Burnsville, Minn.; and Edith Reschke, Green Bay. Great-nieces, great-nephews, other relatives and friends also survive.

She was also preceded in death by three brothers and two sisters-in-law, Austin and Arlene Pensis, Warren and Theresa Pensis, and James Pensis.

Funeral Services will be held at 12 noon Tuesday, May 15, 2007, at St. Francis of Assisi on Grand, Manitowoc. Officiating at the Mass of Christian Burial will be the Rev. Dan Felton with burial at Evergreen Cemetery, Manitowoc. The family will greet relatives and friends at The Pfeffer Funeral Home & Cremation Care Center, Manitowoc, from 4 to 7 p.m. Monday, May 14, 2007, where a prayer service will conclude the visitation at 7 p.m. led by Sister Renee Delvaux. The family will also greet relatives and friends Tuesday morning at St. Francis of Assisi on Grand, Manitowoc, from 11 a.m. until the time of service at 12 noon.

The family wishes to thank Woodside Lutheran Home in Green Bay for theircompassionate care and support given to Eunice and her family.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in Eunice's name to St. Francis Catholic Schools, (formerly MACS).

Posted May 12, 2007

Piontek, Shirley M.

Shirley M. Piontek, 62, Green Bay, died Thursday, May 10, 2007, at a local hospital. She was born June 28, 1944, to the late Edward and Clara (Dorn) Seidl in Algoma, Wis. On Nov. 4, 1967, she married John "Jack" Piontek at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Casco. Shirley enjoyed spending time with her seven children and her many grandkids, shopping, Packer games and watching old John Wayne movies.

Survivors include her husband of 39 years, Jack; her children, Michael (Yvonne) Piontek, Oakdale, Minn.; Elizabeth (Mike) Fabry, Andrew Piontek, Scott (Connie) Piontek, Holly (Kurt) Seidl, Phil Piontek and Resa Piontek, all of Green Bay; eight grandchildren, Kaitlynn and Haley Piontek, Sarah and Samantha Fabry, Jacob Piontek, William and Felicia Piontek and Aubrey Seidl; and one sister, Margaret (Steve) Delfosse.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her mother-in-law, Mayme Piontek and two brothers-in-law, Jerry Landwehr and Richard Janus.

Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday, May 13, at Lyndahl Funeral Home. Visitation will continue after 10:30 a.m. Monday at St. Agnes Catholic Church where the Mass of Christian Burial will take place at 11:30 a.m. with the Rev. Richard Getchel officiating. Burial will be at Fort Howard Memorial Park. Online condolences may be expressed at www.lyndahl.com.

The family would like to express a special thank you to the 3rd floor staff of the ICU Unit at St. Mary's Hospital for their care and concern.

Lyndahl Funeral Home

and Cremation Services

Lombardi Ave. & Ridge Rd.

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Posted May 12, 2007

Eunice V. Dow

Eunice V. Dow, age 87, a Manitowoc resident, died Thursday morning, May 10, 2007, at Woodside Lutheran Home, Green Bay.

She was born Nov. 23, 1919, in Green Bay, daughter of the late Alex J. and Gertrude (Heim) Pensis. Eunice was a graduate of Green Bay East High School, class of 1938. On Oct. 19, 1946, she married Donald (Tiny) Dow in Green Bay. He preceded her in death June 23, 1983. Eunice was vice-president of Dow Canvas Products, retiring in 1976 after 23 years of employment. She was a former member of St. Andrew Catholic Church and a current member of St. Francis of Assisi and Daughters of Isabella.

Survivors include a sister-in-law, Norma Pensis, Green Bay; nieces and nephews: David (Mary) Pensis, Green Bay; Lynn (Dale) Wagner, Coatsville, Ind.; Drs. Richard (Jean) Pensis, Bondue,; Dr. Mark Pensis, Clintonville; Dr. Sharon (Eric) Balstad, Green Bay; Steven (Laura), Pensis, Tustin, Mich.; Patrick (Jean) Pensis, Burnsville, Minn.; and Edith Reschke, Green Bay. Great-nieces, great-nephews, other relatives and friends also survive. She was also preceded in death by three brothers and two sisters-in-law, Austin and Arlene Pensis; Warren and Theresa Pensis and James Pensis.

Funeral services will be held at noon Tuesday, May 15, 2007, at St. Francis of Assisi on Grand Avenue, Manitowoc. Officiating at the Mass of Christian Burial will be the Rev. Dan Felton with burial at Evergreen Cemetery, Manitowoc.

The family will greet relatives and friends at The Pfeffer Funeral Home & Cremation Care Center, Manitowoc, from 4 to 7 p.m. Monday, May 14, 2007, where a prayer service will conclude the visitation at 7 p.m., led by Sister Renee Delvaux.

The family will also greet relatives and friends Tuesday morning at St. Francis of Assisi on Grand Avenue, Manitowoc, from 11 a.m. until the time of service at noon.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in Eunice's name to St. Francis Catholic Schools (Formally MACS).

The family wishes to thank Woodside Lutheran Home in Green Bay for their compassionate care and support given to Eunice and her family.

Herald Times Reporter

May 12, 2007

5/12/2007 Post Crescent

Posted May 12, 2007

Van Den Eng, Elaine Mary

Elaine Van Den Eng, 59, Freedom died Friday, May 11, 2007, surrounded by her loving family following a courageous battle with cancer. She was born May 19, 1947, in Appleton, daughter of John and Leona (Van Dyke) Vande Leygraaf. Elaine married Ronald J. Van Den Eng, November 7, 1967, in Little Chute. She was a member of St. Nicholas Catholic Church, Freedom.

Elaine was a loving wife, mother and grandmother. She is survived by her husband, Ronald; her children: Sue (Steve) Evers, Kevin (Jen) Van Den Eng, Jody (Jesse) Van Boxtel and Kyle Van Den Eng, all of Freedom; grandchildren: Matt and Courtney Evers; Sam, Nichole and Austin Van Den Eng; Jadyn and Jenna Van Boxtel; brothers and sisters: Robert (Caryl) Vande Leygraaf, Little Chute; Dorothy (Darvin) Gagnow, Seymour; Lois Jean (Roman) Bruecker, Hollandtown; Arlene (Robert) Vande Voort, Little Chute; Jim (Cheryl) Vande Leygraaf, Lake Tomahawk; brothers-in-law: Gene (Kenice), Marvin, Floyd (Joan) and Clarence (Millie) Van Den Eng and Clarence "Whitey" Gerrits; sisters-in-law: Eunice Van Daalwyk and Joyce Dombrowski.

Elaine was preceded in death by her parents; a brother, Damian "Sonny" (Everly) Vande Leygraaf; sisters-in-law: Gladys (Louis) Fravel, Evelyn Gerrits and Bobbie Van Den Eng; brothers-in-law: Bob Van Daalwyk and Herb Dombrowski.

Funeral services will be held at 12 p.m. Tuesday, May 15, 2007, at St. Nicholas Catholic Church, Freedom, with Fr. Dave Hoffman officiating. Interment will be in the parish cemetery. Friends may call at the Verkuilen Funeral Home from 4-8 p.m. Monday and at the church, from 11 a.m. Tuesday, until the time of the mass. A prayer service will be held at 7:30 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.

The Van Den Eng family wishes to express a special thank you to the many friends and family that gave their loving support over the past months to the end. They also wish to thank Unity Hospice for their care and compassion for Elaine

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& Cremation Services

Little Chute 920-788-3321

Posted May 12, 2007

Van Ryzin, Rosanne J.

Rosanne J. Van Ryzin, Appleton, age 88, passed away on Wednesday May 9, 2007 with her family at her side. Rosanne was born November 8, 1918, in Kimberly, WI., daughter of the late Peter and Susan (Van Laanen) Verbeten. Rosanne enjoyed craftwork, cooking, sewing, decorating, and dancing. She was a volunteer at St. Vincent de Paul Thrift Shoppe for 40 plus years, and was very active with the Christian Mothers of Sacred Heart Parish in Appleton where she was a member. She made many long lasting friendships that were cultivated through 50 plus years of tax preparation and bookkeeping.

Rosanne is survived by two sons: Wade (Chris Baum) Van Ryzin, and Gary (Pamela) Van Ryzin; five grandchildren: Casandra (Ken) Cobb, Al (Erika) Van Ryzin, Kimberly, Andrew, and Benjamin Van Ryzin; three great grandchildren: Max, Maclean Rose, and Shen. She is further survived by two sisters: Gretchen Hornung, and Julienne Rusch; two brothers: Francis and Richard (Janet) Verbeten, and a sister in law, Helen (Gordon) Schuh.

Rosanne was preceded in death by her former husband, Howard, brothers and sisters in law; L. Marie Verbeten, Bob Hornung, Maynard Rusch, Lawrence Van Ryzin, Kenneth "Jake" Van Ryzin, Lois (Russel) Vandelois, and Marian (Gordon) Smith.

The Memorial Mass for Rosanne will be at 11 a.m. on Monday May 14, 2007 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church 222 East Fremont St., Appleton. Visitation will be on Sunday at the funeral home from 5-8 p.m. and again at the church on Monday from 10 a.m. until the time of services. A memorial is being established.

WICHMANN FUNERAL HOME

537 N. Superior St.

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Posted May 14, 2007

Lambert, Patricia (Mrs. Norbert)

Patricia (Mrs. Norbert) Lambert, 76, Green Bay, formerly of Townsend, Wis., passed away peacefully Friday morning at a local nursing home. She was born on Dec. 15, 1930, to the late Thomas and Ruth (Granold) Powers in Green Bay. Patricia graduated from West High School in Green Bay. She married Norbert Lambert in Milwaukee on Oct. 27, 1951, and the couple was married for almost 40 years when he passed away on May 16, 1991. The couple lived in Green Bay until moving to Townsend in 1976.Patricia was very active in the community helping to organize the Townsend Festival Association in 1980 and serving as president for 16 years, being a member of the Red Arrow Snowmobile Club and serving as Town of Townsend supervisor for 14 years. Hobbies included bowling and being score keeper for baseball games in Townsend. Due to ill health she moved back to Green Bay in August of 2006.

She is survived by one son, Joseph Lambert, Green Bay;two daughters, Lynn (DuWayne) Newbury and Marlene (Thomas) Huettl, both of Green Bay; two brothers, Thomas (Beverly) Powers, Townsend and Donald (Charity) Powers, Green Bay.Four Grandchildren, Valerie, Stephanie, Hailey and Brandon; five great-grandchildren;one cousin, Robert Carlson, San Diego, Calif.; and nieces and nephews.

The visitation is on Tuesday, May 15, 2007, from 9 a.m. until the time of the Funeral Mass at 11 a.m. at St. Mary of the Lakes Catholic Church, Lakewood. Honoring Pat as pallbearers are, Tom Huettl, Buck Newbury, Josh Fieber, Jeff Andersen, Tom Powers and Don Powers. Interment in the Forest Home Cemetery, Townsend. Suminski Funeral Home, 715-473-3131, Wabeno entrusted with arrangements.

Posted May 14, 2007

Laurent, Myron "Mike" R.

Myron "Mike" R. Laurent, 81, Green Bay, died Saturday, May 12, 2006. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Blaney Funeral Home.

Posted May 14, 2007

Parins, Audrey C.

Audrey C. Parins died on May 12, 2007, in De Pere, Wis., surrounded by her family. She was born in Chicago, Ill., on June 6, 1924, to Edward and Catherine (Rosasco) Salmon. Audrey graduated from Trinity Catholic High School, River Forest, Illinois, in June, 1942. She married Lloyd Parins at St. Angela Church, Chicago, Ill., on Jan. 19, 1946. While Lloyd made a career in the Navy, she and Lloyd lived in various parts of the country, including Kansas City, Kan., Kodiak, Alaska, Honolulu, Hawaii, and Phoenix, Ariz. During that time, Audrey worked a number of years for the federal civil service system and was a loving homemaker. When Lloyd retired in 1967, the family returned to the Green Bay area. They enjoyed many good times with relatives and friends at Kelly Lake and at their own cottage at White Potato Lake. Later, they spent retirement time in Florida, and then in Sun City, Ariz. Audrey had a remarkable talent for arts and crafts and enjoyed sewing, knitting/crocheting, and cross stitching. Many of the items she made are lovingly displayed in the homes of family and friends. Audrey enjoyed golfing, music, dancing, playing bingo, and collecting jewelry. She was a volunteer for many years at St. Vincent Hospital and the YWCA. She was a woman of great faith and had a special devotion to praying the rosary and novenas. Audrey was well known for her warm personality and great sense of humor. Her greatest joy was her only granddaughter, Lori Parins Noble, who gave her five great-grandchildren. She loved showing off her pictures of them to others.

Audrey was a very attentive, generous, and loving wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother and will be sadly missed by her husband of 61 years, Lloyd Parins; two children, Kathryn Parins, Two Rivers, Wis. and William (Jan) Parins, De Pere, Wis.; one granddaughter, Lori (Dr. Gary) Noble, De Pere, Wis.; five great-grandchildren, Grant, Emily, Edward, Claire, and Ian Noble, De Pere, Wis.; one sister, Marilyn (the late David) James, Chicago, Ill.; one brother, Robert (Kathy) Salmon, Marietta, Ga.; and numerous sister-in-laws, brother-in-laws, nieces and nephews.

Audrey was preceded in death by her parents, Edward and Catherine Salmon.

Visitation for Audrey will be on Tuesday, May 15, 2007, from 4 to 8 p.m. at Proko-Wall Funeral Home, 1630 East Mason Street. Parish prayer services will be at 7:30 p.m. at the funeral home. Visitation will continue on Wednesday at 10 a.m. at St. Matthew Catholic Church, 130 St. Matthew Street. Mass of Christian burial will be at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Larry Seidl officiating. Entombment will take place at Allouez Catholic Mausoleum. A memorial fund is being established. Online condolences may be expressed at www.prokowall.com.

The family wishes to express their thanks to Dr. Jeremy Green and his staff for many wonderful years of care, and also to the staffs of Rennes Health Center and Unity Hospice.

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Posted May 15, 2007

Albers, Kurt L.

Kurt L. Albers, 45, Green Bay, died unexpectedly on Saturday, May 12, 2007, at a local hospital. The son of Mae Albers (Willems) and the late Donald L. Albers and stepfather Richard C. Willems was born Sept. 9, 1961, in Green Bay. He was a graduate of West De Pere High School.

Survivors include his mother, Mae Willems; three brothers, Greg (Kate) Albers, Cory (Debra) Albers, Christopher (Jody) Albers; one sister, Jean Bergner; and four stepbrothers, Rick (Karie) Willems, Mike (Denise) Willems, Tim (Cindy) Willems, and Scott Willems; and many nieces and nephews.

Friends and family may call at RYAN FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORY, 305 North Tenth St., De Pere, from 4 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, May 17, 2007. A celebration of Kurt's life will be held at the funeral home at 6:30 p.m. Thursday with Deacon Mike Vander Bloomen, officiating. Inurnment in Mt. Calvary Cemetery. Please visit www.ryanfh.com to send online condolences to the Albers Family.

In lieu of other expressions of sympathy, a memorial fund has been established.

Posted May 15, 2007

Bersch, Robert "Bob"

Robert "Bob" Bersch, 86, Green Bay, died Sunday, May 13, 2007, at his home. He was born Oct. 22, 1920, in Indiana, to Phillip and Marie Bersch. Bob served his country in the U.S. Navy during World War II in Germany. He received a purple heart during his wartime. In 1961, Bob married Cleo DeWitt in Elmhurst, Ill. Together they enjoyed traveling. She preceded him in death on Dec. 2, 2005. He retired from Wisconsin Public Service after more than 40 years. He was an avid trapshooter and was a state champion. He was a lifetime member at the Brown County Sportsman's Club.

He is survived by three daughters and sons-in-law, Cindy "Sid" and Don Popp, Sherry and Jerry Erdmann, all of Ashwaubenon; Michelle and Rod Robien, Oshkosh; one stepson, Gary DeWitt and his wife, Dona, Illinois; eight grandchildren; 2 step-grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; four step-great-grandchildren; and a feline companion, Snickers.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Cleo; his parents; a granddaughter, Brooke Erdmann; two sisters, Jeanette and Dorothy.

Funeral services will be held at NEW Zoo at a later date. To send online condolences, please go to www.BlaneyFuneralHome.com.

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

The family extends a thank you to Heartland Hospice and special thanks to Ruth.

Blaney Funeral Home is assisting the family.

Posted May 15, 2007

Devereaux, James P.

James P. Devereaux, 35, Green Bay died unexpectedly Sunday morning, May 13, 2007. Born May 20, 1971, in Green Bay, he was the son of Mary (Shalewski) Devereaux and the late Patrick J. Devereaux. Jim was a graduate of Preble High School, Class of 1989. He was employed at Packerland Meats for several years before working at KI, celebrating nine years of service on April 1, 2007. Jim will be remembered for his love of the outdoors, including hunting, fishing, boating, skiing, four-wheeling and spending time with his dog, Shanna.

He is survived by his mother, Mary Devereaux, one brother, Brian Devereaux, aunts and uncles, Sandra and Wayne Boucher (his godparents), Barb and Russ Denneau, all of Green Bay; Loretta and Carl Firkus, Rosholt; Shirley and Dick Buss, Florida; John and Lee Shalewski, Milwaukee; Roger and Rita Shalewski, Wittenburg; also sadly missed by numerous cousins and many friends.

He was preceded in death by his dad, Patrick; brother, Michael John; maternal and paternal grandparents.

Visitation at MALCORE (EAST) Funeral Home, University Ave. at Baird St., Wednesday from 4 p.m. until the time of the funeral. Funeral service 7 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home with Monsignor Roy Klister officiating. Burial in Nicolet Memorial Gardens.

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

Posted May 15, 2007

Hill, Paul C.

Paul C. Hill, 42, Oconto, formerly of Florida, died suddenly Saturday afternoon, May 12, 2007, at St. Vincent Hospital following injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident. He was born April 2, 1965, in Somerville, N.J., to John and Mary (Stochowicz) Hill. Paul grew up in New Jersey where he enjoyed camping, hiking and mountain climbing in the Adirondack Mountains of New York and along the Appalachian Trail. Following graduation from high school, he attended the University of New Hampshire. As a young man he entered the U.S. Navy and had a 10-year career working as a sonar operator on nuclear submarines in the Pacific. He was assigned to the USS Ohio Trident submarine. After his honorable discharge from the Navy, he moved to Florida and attended Santa Fe Community College in Gainesville. His hobbies included photography and motorcycles and he also had been a member of the Civil Defense Corps and the NRA. Paul had been working as long-distance truck driver until just moving to Wisconsin this past Wednesday to live near his father.

Survivors include his parents, John (Judy) Hill, Oconto; Mary Hill, Ocala, Fla.; two brothers, John Hill Jr., Hunterdon, N.J.; Dan (Donna) Hill, Celebration, Fla.; one niece and two nephews, Vanessa, Daniel and Matthew Hill, Celebration, Fla.; his step-grandmother, Marion Coppens, Green Bay.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Charles and Hazel Hill; Edward and Jennie Stochowicz; step-grandfather Philip Coppens; one brother, Robert Hill; one uncle, Edward Stochowicz; and one aunt, Jane Keane.

Visitation with the urn present will be held at Jones Funeral Service in Oconto Falls (920-848-2222 or visit: www.jonesfuneral.com) after 10 a.m. Friday, May 18, 2007, until the time of services. Memorial services will be held 11 a.m. Friday at the funeral home with the Rev. Doreen Jeffers officiating. Burial with military honors will follow at Woodlawn Cemetery in Oconto Falls.

In lieu of other expressions of sympathy memorials may be made to the Oconto Area County Humane Society, P.O. Box 241, Oconto, WI 54153.

Posted May 15, 2007

Laurent, Myron "Mike"

Myron "Mike" Laurent, 81, Green Bay, died peacefully Saturday, May 12, 2007, with his family by his side. He was born Oct. 3, 1925, in Green Bay, to George and Ida (DeCramer) Laurent. Mike served his country in the U.S. Army during World War II. He was employed by Northern Paper Mill for many years. Mike later owned and operated two Texaco Service Stations (Velp and W. Mason locations) and owned Mike's Self Service on Oneida St. before his retirement in 1985. He was a member of St. Patrick Parish. He enjoyed golfing and loved going to his cottage at Kelly Lake for more than 60 years. A special joy for Mike was when he was able to spend time with his family especially around the holidays and special events.

He is survived by four children and their spouses, Diane and Dennis Christie, Nancy and Randy Carpiaux, Mike and Lynn Laurent, all of Howard; Julie Laurent, De Pere; 12 grandchildren, Tammy (Dave) Fabry, Tracy (Mark) Callesen, Tess Christie, Stephanie Carpiaux, Tim Carpiaux, Brian Carpiaux, Christie (Jeremy) LaHaye; Mikie Laurent, Tommy Laurent, Chad VanArk, Brandon VanArk, Cameron Zasada; seven great-grandchildren, Zachary, Allie, Cooper, Colten, Breanna, Chloe, Lily.

He was preceded in death by his parents, George Laurent and Ida Gillis; a brother, Jerry Laurent; and his former wife, Joyce Laurent.

Friends may call at Blaney Funeral Home, 1521 Shawano Ave., from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday (today). A Parish Wake Service will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday (today). Friends may also call at St. Patrick Catholic Church, 211 N. Maple Ave., from 9 to 11 a.m. Wednesday. The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the church with Msgr. Brian Coleman officiating. Burial will be in Allouez Catholic Cemetery. To send online condolences, please go to www.BlaneyFuneralHome.com.

Mike's family extends special thanks to all the nurses and staff of Marla Vista and Heartland Hospice for all the care and concern shown to Mike and his family.

Bumpa, we miss you.

Posted May 15, 2007

Sommer, Janice P.

Janice P. Sommer, 66, Crandon, formerly of Denmark and Cleveland, passed away at home Monday, May 14, 2007, surrounded by her family. She was a 21-year survivor of breast cancer. Janice was born March 4, 1941, in Sheboygan, to William Sr. and Phebe (Noel) Bogenschuetz. In 1959, Janice graduated from Central High School in Sheboygan. She married her high school sweetheart Larry Sommer on Oct. 27, 1962. Janice served her apprenticeship for hairdressing at Ralene's Beauty Salon in Sheboygan prior to working at Prange's. In 1974, they moved to Denmark and Janice was a hairdresser at B.J.'s Boutique. She retired in 1978 so she could spend more time with her family. Janice was an avid Packers fan and loved to plan tailgating parties for the past 30 years. Janice and Larry moved to Lake Lucerne near Crandon in 2002. She helped plan, design and decorate their beautiful log home on Lake Lucerne. She enjoyed spending time in the North woods, going for walks, watching the eagles soar and listening to the loons on Lake Lucerne as well as gardening and planting flowers. Janice loved to spend time playing in the sand with her grandbabies at the lake. They also enjoyed traveling, visiting Florida and Europe.

Survivors include her husband Larry; children, Scott (Jennifer) Sommer, Rothschild, Wis.; Jodi (Craig) Grade, St. Peters, Mo.; Shaun (Tammy) Sommer, Denmark; seven grandchildren, Josh, Jordan, Taylor, Braedyn, Hannah, Lucas, and McKinley; Janice's mother, Phebe Bogenschuetz, Sheboygan; a brother, Dr. William (Shirley) Bogenschultz Jr., Sheboygan; mother-in-law, Helen Sommer, Cleveland; brother-in-law, Stanley (Cindy) Sommer, Cleveland; sister-in-law, Kathy (Mark) Jurk, Cleveland. Over the years they also hosted foreign exchange students who became a part of their family, Mats Glaus, St. Gallen, Switzerland; and Jean Christopher Moonyrahn, Paris, France. Longtime family friend, Ron Klunk, Sheboygan; and her Bingo Buddy, Joy Peterson also survive.

Janice was preceded in death by her father, William Bogenschuetz Sr. and her father-in-law, Melvin Sommer.

Family and friends may call at the Knutson-Cotter Funeral Home, 536 Cty. R, Denmark on Wednesday from 4 to 8 p.m. Visitation will continue on Thursday at Our Savior Lutheran Church, Denmark from 10 to 11 a.m. Funeral services will be conducted on Thursday at 11 a.m. at the church with Rev. Ralph Hankermeyer officiating. Online condolences may be expressed at www.cotterfuneralhome.com.

Janice's family wishes to extend a special thank you to the staff at Green Bay Oncology, Dr. Koch, Dr Groteluschen, the staff at St. Vincent Hospital, Unity Hospice Staff, and the staff from Potawatomi Health and Wellness Center in Crandon and Rev. Ralph Hankermeyer from Our Savior Lutheran Church in Denmark.

Posted May 15, 2007

VanHaren, Chester J. "Chet"

Chester J. "Chet" VanHaren, 92, Oconto Falls, passed away on Thursday, May 10, 2007, at Sharpe Care Nursing Home in Oconto Falls. Chet was born on Dec. 15, 1914, in Oconto Falls, the son of John and Christine (Van Lishout) VanHaren. Chet married the former Gladys Thompson in 1937 and they lived most of their lives on the VanHaren family farm outside of Oconto Falls. He lived in Oconto Falls until 1998 when he and Gladys moved to Port Charlotte, Fla. He moved back to Oconto Falls in 2006 after Gladys's death. In addition to working the farm, Chet also worked for several years at Scott Paper Company, and later — after he gave up farming — he worked as a custodian at Oconto Falls High School for 12 years. He retired from there in 1979. Chet loved his wife, his family, his farm, the outdoors and people.

Chet will be greatly missed by his daughter, Joyce VanHaren, Port Charlotte, Fla.; his son, Roger (Marilyn) VanHaren, Beaver Dam; five grandchildren and their spouses; seven great-grandchildren, and many nieces, nephews, and friends. He is further survived by three sisters-in-law, Vietta Payette, De Pere; Beverly Mount, Marshfield; and Adeline VanHaren, Manitowoc.

He was preceded in death by his dear wife, Gladys, in 2006, and by all of his brothers and sisters, Ed, Ben, Mary Borst, Louise Dickman, Bob, Larry, Edith Mecha-Gilbert, Dorothy Curran, Irene Konitzer, and Clarence.

A memorial Mass will be held at 11 a.m. at St. Anthony's Catholic Church in Oconto Falls on Wednesday, May 16. Inurnment will be in the cemetery in Oconto Falls at a later date. Visitation will be from 9:30 until the time of the services.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations be made to Unity Hospice (22 11th Street, Clintonville, WI 54929) or to St. Anthony's School in Oconto Falls.

Arrangements are by Larry Taylor Funeral and Cremation Services, Punta Gorda, Fla.

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Posted May 15, 2007

Lois Vivian Mae LaChapelle

Lois Vivian Mae LaChapelle, age 82, Appleton, entered into eternal rest Friday, May 11, 2007, with family at her bedside, at Appleton Medical Hospital.

She was born in Aberdeen, S.D., on May 1, 1925. She was a nurse for many years and raised six children. She was a loving mother, and grandmother to her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She loved spending time with them. She enjoyed Bingo, knitting and crocheting. She was the president of the Sunshine Club at Onieda Heights.

She is survived by six children: Richard (Kathy) Puddy, Michigan; Janice Johns, Missouri; Sharon (Gerald) Londre, Townsend; Bob (Vicky) Puddy, Green Bay; Rebecca LaChapelle, Sheboygan; and Rhonda (Darren) Wheelock, Manitowoc. She is also survived by 13 grandchildren, and 11 great-grandchildren. Lois was preceded in death by her husband: Ronald John LaChapelle; and her brothers and sisters.

It was Lois's wish to be cremated and buried with her husband at Wood National Cemetery, Milwaukee.

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May 15, 2007

Posted May 15, 2007

Helen A. LaCroix

Helen A. LaCroix, age 86, a resident of Shady Lane Nursing Care Center, Manitowoc, died on Monday, May 14, 2007, at the center. Complete funeral arrangements will be announced later by The Pfeffer Funeral Home & Cremation Care Center, Manitowoc.

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May 15, 2007

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Posted May 16, 2007

LaLuzerne, Arthur J.

Arthur Joseph LaLuzerne, 91, Brussels, died at Anna's House, New Franken, on May 15, 2007.

He was born Oct. 24, 1915, in the town of Gardner to Desire and Celina (DeJardin) LaLuzerne. Arthur was a dairy farmer for over 30 years and worked in insulation for Asbestos Unions Local #19 and #127. He was a member of the Catholic Order of Foresters.

On Nov. 18, 1936, he married Reta Paque at Corpus Christi Church, Sturgeon Bay. They enjoyed over 70 years of marriage. Art enjoyed playing cards and spending time with his family.

Survivors include his wife, Reta; three children, Myron (Rena) LaLuzerne, Brussels; Judy (Tom) Burmeister, Appleton; Glen LaLuzerne, Sturgeon Bay; seven grandchildren, Lee (Lynn) LaLuzerne, Kim (Patrick) Rohrbough, Theresa (Tom) DeNoble, Tim (Renee) Burmeister, Troy (Sarah) Burmeister, Lisa (Randy) and Kris (Sherry) LaLuzerne; six great-grandchildren, Dillon, Rachael, Zack, Ethan, Alexander and Evan; a sister-in-law, Virginia Kreft, Sturgeon Bay.

He was preceded in death by his parents, a grandson, a daughter-in-law, brothers, sisters and in-laws.

Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Friday, May 18, 2007, at St. Francis and St. Mary Parish, Brussels, the Rev. Pius Cotter officiating. Burial will be in St. Francis Cemetery. Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the Forbes Funeral Home in Sturgeon Bay and then after 10 a.m. Friday at the church until time of services. A prayer service will be conducted at 7 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Online condolences may be offered from www.forbesfuneralhome.com.

Special thanks to the staff at Anna's House and Asera Care Hospice for their wonderful care and support.

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Posted May 16, 2007

Warning, Erna Mae

Erna Mae Warning Shiocton, born on May 14, 1919, and taken to her eternal rest on the 88th anniversary of her birth, May 14, 2007. Erna was born in the town of Bovina, Outagamie County, on May 14, 1919, to the late Leonard and Wilhelmina (Guerts) Van Straten. The 14th of 14 siblings, Erna grew up on the family farm in the Shiocton area. She attended the Liberty Bell Country School and later graduated from Shiocton High School. Erna married Elmer Warning of Hortonville on April 22, 1944, at St. Patrick Cathedral, El Paso, Texas. She worked in the Shiocton Post Office for 13 years at which time she chose to stay home to raise her children. She later returned to work for another 13 years as a cook for the Shiocton school system until her retirement in 1984. Erna was also a volunteer for Outagamie County Social Services for 12 years.

Survivors include her husband, Elmer, and their children: David (Barb) Warning, Shiocton and Wendy (Brian) Murphy, Shiocton; five grandchildren: A.J. (Diane) Adams, Hortonville; Benjamin (Laura) Warning, Gillett; Angela (Mike) Schneiderwend, Kaukauna; Peter Warning, Shiocton; Jacob Ratsch, Boyton Beach, FL; one great grandchild, Cole Adams; a sister Agnes Brownson, three sister in-laws: Dorothy Van Straten, Lilas Van Straten and Nona Van Straten, numerous nieces, nephews and extended family.

Erna was preceded in death by her seven sisters: Anna (Harry) Lettman, Francis (Willard) Last, Martha, Grace (Mike) Miller, Marie (Claire) Poole, Sister Lurana VanStraten, and Carmen (William) Lucht; five brothers: Aloysius (Cecelia), Henry (Agnes) Glen and first wife Caroline, Robert and Clark; by her father and mother in-law Edward (LuluBell) Warning; brother and sisters- in-law: Helen (Edward) Mueller, Mildred (Henry) Stolzman and Lester (Dorothy) Warning.

Erna was always filled with child-like games, pranks, songs and poems that made everyone smile. She loved children and had a special place in her heart for Debbie and Jeff Johnson who she cared for in her home for many years while their parents Dick and Helen taught school. Jeff and Debbie were like members of the family and still visit Erna and Elmer regularly.

Funeral Mass for Erna will be held on Thursday, May 17, 2007, at 11:00 a.m. at St. Denis Catholic Church in Shiocton with Fr. Gilbert Jacobs officiating. Burial will be in the parish cemetery. Friends may call at the Borchardt & Moder Funeral Home in Shiocton on Wednesday, May 16, 2007, from 4-8 p.m.; a 7:30 p.m. prayer service will be held. Friends may also call on Thursday at the church from 10:00 a.m. until the time of service.

Borchardt & Moder Funeral Home

N5645 State Rd 76, Shiocton

920-986-3191

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Posted May 17, 2007

Konitzer, Joseph E.

Joseph E. Konitzer, 98, Gillett, formerly of Oconto Falls, died Tuesday evening, May 15, 2007, at the Woodlands of Gillett. He was born May 8, 1909, in Oconto Falls, to Andrew and Jane (Burton) Konitzer. On June 11, 1938, he married Dorothy "Dot" Duffy in Milwaukee. The couple moved to Oconto Falls in 1945 where they owned and operated a dairy farm until moving into the City of Oconto Falls in 1990. The couple celebrated 64 years of married life together. He was a member of St. Anthony Catholic Church.

Survivors include his 11 children, Tom (Darlene) Konitzer Sr., Green Bay; Mary (Richard) Delvaux, Oconto Falls; Patricia (Harvey) Deem, Hernando, Fla.; Terance (Beverly) Konitzer Sr., Appleton; Daniel (Linda) Konitzer, Kansas; Nancy (Earl) Macha, Suring; Frank (Paula) Konitzer, Oconto Falls; Paul Konitzer, Florida; Ann Burg, Kevin (Connie) Konitzer, all of Oconto Falls; Kay (Bill) Ferguson, Port Washington; 36 grandchildren, 45 great-grandchildren; two brothers, Andrew Konitzer, Pulcifer; Ed (Lil) Konitzer, Shawano; four sisters, Eva Birr, Two Rivers; Magdaline Tisch, Dorothy Tisch, Agnes (Vic) Bridger-Bast, all of Oconto Falls; one sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Marie Konitzer, Oconto Falls; Walter Ostrenga, Kelly Lake.

He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Dorothy "Dot" on Sept. 22, 2002; four brothers, John, George, Marcel and Martin Konitzer; three sisters, Margaret Ostrenga, Mary Gallas and Lucy Birr; and two sons-in-law, Ronald "Rem" Gilbertson and Frank Burg.

Friends may call at St. Anthony Catholic Church in Oconto Falls after 9 a.m. Saturday, May 19, 2007, until the time of services. Mass of Christian Burial will be held 11 a.m. Saturday at the church with the Rev. Fr. Patrick Beno officiating. Burial will take place in the church cemetery. Jones Funeral Service in Oconto Falls (920-848-2222 or visit: www.jonesfuneral.com) is serving the Konitzer family.

The Konitzer family would like to thank the staffs of the Woodlands of Gillett and Heartland Hospice for their care and consideration shown Joe during his time with them.

Posted May 17, 2007

Lewis, Carl

Carl Lewis, 79, Green Bay, died Saturday, May 12, 2007. He was born Oct. 21, 1927, in Mountain, Wis., to Edward and Violet (Clark) Lewis.

He is survived by a sister, Marguerite Lonzo, Oconto Falls; a brother and sister-in-law, Harold and Charlotte Lewis, Oconto; nieces and nephews, other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Ceceilia Lewis; his parents; an infant son, John; a brother, Ross Allen Lewis; a brother and sister-in-law, Bob and Nancy Moe; and a brother-in-law, Louis Lonzo.

Friends may call at Blaney Funeral Home, 1521 Shawano Ave., from 12:30 to 1 p.m. Saturday. The Funeral Service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home with Sr. Toni Jendrasiak officiating. Military Honors to follow. Burial will be in Fort Howard Memorial Park. To send online condolences, please go to www.BlaneyFuneralHome.com.

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Posted May 17, 2007

Rick Bastian

Rick Bastian, age 46, of Manitowoc, died April 27, 2007, after a courageous battle with cancer with his family at his side.

He was born July 25, 1960, in Manitowoc. His family moved to Houston, Texas, where he attended and graduated from high school, and later attended college. Rick made his way back to Wisconsin, where he was a popular disc jockey and bartender for many years at the famous East 40, a local dance bar in Manitowoc. His striving for adventure led him to pursue a career traveling as a transport specialist. On Sept. 23, 1989, he married the love of his life, Therese Kozaczuk, at St. Paul Church in Manitowoc.

Survivors include his wife: Therese Bastian, a daughter: Ashley Bastian; both of Manitowoc; a stepson: Dale Kozaczuk Jr. and close family friend: James Noble, both of Appleton; a stepdaughter: Jennifer Kozaczuk, of Manitowoc; his mother: Violet Welch-Bastian of Manitowoc; a sister: Rolene Wall, Baton Rouge, La.; a brother: Randy Bastian of Texas; nieces, nephews, brother and sister-in-laws, other relatives and many friends. Also surviving are friends made at Kathy's House in Milwaukee, including special friend: Robert Rosaro. Rick was preceded in death by his father: Roland Bastian, Houston, Texas; and aunt: Doris Eucher, Manitowoc; and friends made at Froedert Hospital, Milwaukee.

At Rick's request, in lieu of a funeral service, the family is having a private memorial service in honor of his memory for close family and friends, which will be held at a later date.

Condolences may be left by e-mailing dkozaczuk@new .rr.com.

The family of Rick Bastian wishes to thank the entire BMT staff at Froedert Hospital, for the exceptional love and care they gave him through his fearless battle. May Rick be remembered for his genuine love he had for all who touched his life.

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May 17, 2007

Posted May 17, 2007

Helen A. LaCroix

Helen A. LaCroix, age 86, formerly of 2215 Menasha Ave., Manitowoc, presently residing at Shady Lane Nursing Care Center, Manitowoc, died Monday, May 14, 2007, at Shady Lane.

She was born Dec. 18, 1920, in the town of Meeme, Manitowoc County, daughter of the late John and Catherine (Pitz) Schneider. On Sept. 2, 1940, she married Hugo J. LaCroix at St. Fidelis, Spring Valley. He preceded her in death Sept. 22, 1999. Helen and her husband, Hugo, owned and operated a hog and dairy farm in the town of Newton, retiring to Manitowoc in 1976. The couple enjoyed various card clubs and also dancing. She was a member of The Pine River Hustlers Homemakers Group, St. Francis of Assisi, and a former member of the Christian Mothers Association.

Survivors include five sons and four daughters-in-law: Ronald and Bette LaCroix, Oak Creek; Kenneth and Kathy LaCroix, Sheboygan; Richard and Mary LaCroix, Stoughton; John LaCroix, Manitowoc; Paul and June LaCroix, Manitowoc; two daughters and sons-in-law: Kathleen and Joseph Deignan, Sonoma, Calif.; Cheryl and Michael Butz, Manitowoc; 18 grandchildren: Andrea Kuchar and her husband, Andrew; Christa Cobian and her husband, Dale; Deanna Norreli and her husband, Tony; Marcia Esch and her husband, Rory; Kari Madson and her husband, John; Kelley Galeano and her husband, Miguel; Christopher LaCroix and his wife, Wendy; Damian LaCroix and his wife, Melissa; Jessica Schrimpf and her husband, Jim; Lindsay LaCroix; Sarah Hanson and her husband, Nick; Joshua Deignan and his wife, Cynthia; Genevieve Deignan; Alison Stebnitz and her fiance, Robert Backus; Courtney Stebnitz and her fiance, Michael Robinson; Jacob Stebnitz; Heidi Butz and Danielle Butz; 28 great- grandchildren; a brother and sister-in-law: Ray and Hilda Schneider, Sheboygan; three sisters: Olive Schwoerer, St. Nazianz; Mildred Dhein, Kiel; Agnes Schmitz, Sheboygan; a brother-in-law and his wife: Marvin (Ruth) LaCroix, Sheboygan Falls; and a sister-in-law: Veronica Williams, New Holstein. Nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends also survive. Helen was also preceded in death by a daughter: Helen; a grandson: Brian; two brothers: Leander and Gerald; a sister: Lorraine; and many brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 19, 2007, at St. Francis of Assisi on Grand Avenue, Manitowoc. Officiating at the Mass of Christian Burial will be the Rev. Gerald Foley with entombment at Knollwood Mausoleum, town of Kossuth.

The family will greet relatives and friends at St. Francis of Assisi on Grand Avenue, Manitowoc, from 9 a.m. Saturday, May 19, 2007, until the time of service at 11 a.m.

In lieu of flowers, 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 would like to extend a thank you to Whitetail Estates and the second and fourth floor nursing staff at Shady Lane Nursing Care Center. A special thank you to Sherri Glandt, nurse practitioner, and Pat Clark, RN, for their care and compassion shown toward mom and her family. The family extends a heartfelt thank you to Mary LaCroix who was with mom at her time of death.

Herald Times Reporter

May 17, 2007

5/17/2007 Post Crescent

Posted May 17, 2007

Mollen Huisman, Zeta M.

Zeta Mollen Huisman, of Kimberly, age 83 years, died on Tuesday, May 15, 2007, at St. Elizabeth Hospital with her family by her side. She was born June 18, 1923, in Racine, the daughter of the late Nicholas and Gertrude (Vande Hey) Vandenberg. Zeta grew up on a farm in West De Pere and later married Emery Mollen of Little Chute on August 20, 1942, at St. Paul Catholic Church in Wrightstown, who preceded her in death in 1976. She married Nicholas Huisman on May 10, 1980, at Immanuel United Church of Christ, Kaukauna, and he preceded her in death in 1998. Zeta had many hobbies including card playing, knitting, crocheting afghans for all the new babies and making comforters for the newlyweds. Sundays was always a day to come to Grandma's house. She loved her grandchildren and there was always room at the table to enjoy a home cooked dinner.

She is survived by her sons: Nicholas (Rita) Mollen, Little Chute; Mark (Barbara) Mollen, Kaukauna, and Stephen (Debra) Mollen, Darboy; daughters: Kathleen (Tom) Ashauer and Charlotte Mollen, both of Kaukauna; step-children: Michael Huisman, California; Bill (Jenny) Huisman, Kimberly; Patrick (Dawn) Huisman, Kimberly; Karen (Pat) Kriplean, Brillion and Joann (Bob) Stein, Darboy; grandchildren: James Mollen, Little Chute; Robert (Kris) Mollen, Little Chute; Amy (Mike) Tremel, Town of Harrison; Michelle (the late Mark) Price; Grand Chute; Andrea (Gene) Banaszynski, New London; Erica Ashauer, Elmhurst, IL; Jason (Sheila) Mollen, Rhinelander, Matt (Tricia) Mollen, Chicago, IL; Ben Mollen, Appleton; Barry (Heather) Mollen, Green Bay; Greg and Brett Mollen, both of Milwaukee; step-grandchildren: Lindsey Huisman; Jeremy Van Dera; Adam, Chris, Courtney and Ashley Kriplean; T.J. and David Huisman; great-grandchildren: Kevin and Kyle Mollen; Jon and Andrew Tremel; Keyra and Courtney Price; Jocelyn and Nadia Banaszynski; Bailey and Braedon Mollen; Austin and (new baby to come) Mollen; sisters: Isabelle (Gilbert) Vosters, Freedom; June (Merlin) School, Freedom; Jean Van Dera, Kaukauna; Pearl (Roy) Pleshek, Kaukauna, and Joan Schultz, Minnesota; sisters-in-law: Mary (Bill) Liskow and Delores Mollen; brother-in-law: James Hoffman. Zeta is further survived by her husband's brothers and sisters: Pauline (Ken) Niesen; Melda (Dick) Johnston; Vivian Huisman; Lory Maley and Dick Niesen. She is further survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Zeta was preceded in death by her husbands, Emery Mollen and Nicholas Huisman, her son Michael Mollen, brother Douglas (Carol) Vandenberg, sisters Yvonne Hoffman and Margie Vandenberg, grandchild Angie Lea Mollen, mother and father-in-law, August and Anna Mollen, brothers-in-law Francis Mollen, Bill Schultz and Ted Van Dera, sister-in-law Ruth Plaaman and her very favorite pet Schnauzer, Pepper.

The funeral liturgy for Zeta will be held at 4 p.m. on Friday, May 18, 2007, at ST. JOHN CATHOLIC CHURCH, 323 Pine Street, Little Chute, with Fr. Jim Hablewitz officiating. Interment will take place at St. John Cemetery, Little Chute. Visitation will be at the church on Friday from 2 p.m. until the time of mass. In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund has been established in her name.

There were some very special doctors in Zeta's life. Dr. Misty Johnson at St. Elizabeth Hospital and Dr. Alan Cherkasky of Kaukauna were two top professionals who went above and beyond for Zeta. When things were at their worst, they were always there with compassion and concern. Thank you! Also, Dr. Avery and Dr. Koeper were two more flowers in her life!

FARGO FUNERAL HOME

400 W. Wisconsin Ave.

Kaukauna 920-766-6200

5/18/2007 GBPG

Posted May 18, 2007

Aerts, James

James Aerts 90, died on May 16, 2007, after a short illness.

James was born on April 13, 1917, in Green Bay, to Rose (Thomas) and Frank Aerts.

He married Florence Kolb on Sept. 16, 1939 and she preceded him in death on April 30, 1979.

Jim had a long career in law enforcement, rising in the ranks of the De Pere Police Department to assistant chief of police. He graduated from the FBI National Academy in 1962 and received his degree from President John F. Kennedy. From 1963 to 1981 he served as director of security at St. Norbert College. In addition to his career in law enforcement, Jim was a trained and talented stone mason, who turned this into a full-time career after his retirement. He served in the U.S. Air Force.

Jim was also a talented musician. He played clarinet with the Chicago Junior Symphony, the U.S. Navy Band, Green Bay City Band and was one of the original members of the Packer Lumberjack Band. He served two terms as a member of the De Pere City Council.

Jim was an avid Packers fan. For 60 years, he attended all home games, and in later years followed the team to almost every stadium in the country.

He is survived by two daughters, Jamie (David) McGuire, Amy (Scott) Sorenson and a son-in-law, Joseph Hoffman; six grandchildren, Stephanie (Michael) Hawley, Shaun (Aaron) Olejniczak, Patrick Thomas, Brianna McGuire, Bridgette McGuire, Lauren Hoffman; and three great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his second wife, Dorothy (Roe) Aerts; daughter, Suzanne (Aerts) Hoffman; son-in-law, Steven Thomas; and nine brothers and sisters.

Gathering time for family and friends will be Sunday, May 20, 2007, at 2 p.m. at Old St. Joseph Catholic Church on the St. Norbert College campus until the Mass of Christian Burial at 3 p.m., Rev. James Baraniak, O. Praem. officiating. Burial will take place at Mt. Olivet Cemetery in De Pere. Cotter Funeral Home, De Pere, is assisting the family.

Posted May 18, 2007

Kaye, Robert "Bob"

Robert "Bob" Kaye, 64, Casco, died peacefully Tuesday evening, May 15, 2007, at Manor Care East, Green Bay.

He was born Aug. 8, 1942, in Door County to the late Henry and Hazel (Deprez) Kaye.

On Jan. 20, 1968, he married Beverly Kunesh in Pilsen. Together they had five children.

Bob was a member of the Casco Lions Club, and was Co-Sponsor of the Special K softball team with his brother-in-law, Tom. He will be best remembered for his shrewd cattle buying skills and crafty card playing tactics.

Survivors include his children, Pam (Dave) Nuthals, Casco; Lynn (Todd) Princl, Green Bay; Jeff (Kim) Kaye, Nebraska; Chris (Nicole) Kaye, Minnesota; five grandchildren, Wyatt, Kyle, Sawyer, Addison and Wesley; one brother, John (Lu Anne) Kaye, Casco; two sisters, Annette (Glenn) Teske, Kewaunee; Diane (Ty) Pyan, Green Bay; the mother of his children, Beverly Johnson, Green Bay; and his children's grandmother, Magdalen Kunesh, Luxemburg; nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by one son, Michael; one grandchild, Sean Princl; and his children's grandfather, John Kunesh.

Friends may call at the McMAHON FUNERAL HOME, LUXEMBURG, 3 to 8 p.m. Monday, May 21, 2007. Prayer service 6 p.m. with Rev. Milton Suess. Visitation will continue Tuesday May 22, 2007, from 8 a.m. to 9:45 a.m. Tuesday at the Funeral Home. Mass of Christian Burial 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Holy Trinity Church, Casco with Rev. Dennis Drury officiating. Burial in Holy Trinity Cemetery, Casco.

A special thank you is extended to Dr. Mihailescu of Aurora and the staff of Manor Care East especially Angela and Nancy for care given to Bob.

Posted May 18, 2007

Peterson, Charles

Charles Peterson, 97, formerly of Algoma, died Wednesday, May 16, 2007.

He was born Nov. 7, 1909, in Peshtigo to the late Peter and Mary Peterson.

Charles married Helen Dufek on June 9, 1931. She preceded him in death in 1992.

He is survived by one son-in-law, Eugene Dellise; three grandchildren, Patricia (Roger) Ferron, Rick Dellise and Kelly (Brenda) Dellise; six great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; 10 stepgreat-grandchildren; 19 stepgreat-great-grandchildren; nine stepgreat-great-great-grandchildren; two sisters-in-law; one brother-in-law; nieces, nephews and cousins.

He was preceded in death by one daughter, Cecelia Dellise; two sisters, Georgia and Gladys.

Friends may call at Wiesner-Massart (Casco) from 4 to 7 p.m. Sunday and Monday at St. Hubert Church, Rosiere from 10 to 11 a.m. Wake service 5:30 p.m Sunday at the funeral home. Funeral will be Monday 11 a.m. at St. Hubert Catholic Church, Rosiere with Fr. Jerome Taddy officiating. Burial in St. Mary's Cemetery, Algoma.

Charles' family wishes to thank the staff at Western Village (Village Gardens) for their care and compassion.

Posted May 18, 2007

Reimer, Verne "Toots"

Verne "Toots" Reimer, Green Bay, passed away Wednesday, May 16, 2007, after living 88 healthy and happy years.

Toots and Peter Reimer were married for 56 years before his death in 1999. Together they raised two daughters and enjoyed activities such as camping, traveling and going out to eat.

Her daughters and sons-in-law, Donna and Dick Paulick and Mary and Tom Zaracki were a very special part of her life. They will miss her greatly.

Her five grandchildren, Rick (Sue) Paulick, Julie (Rob) Hodges, Dale (Jenny) Walton, Pete (Jody) Walton and Larry Walton, have fond memories of camping with their grandparents at Town Corner Lake, as Grandma always had plenty of marshmallows to roast on the campfire. Toots had a special place in her heart for her great-grandchildren, Jessica Hecker, Trevor Walton, Brianna Walton, Nicholas Walton, Mahri Hodges and Abby Walton. She kept an endless supply of punch balls in her dresser drawer for the kids to play with when they visited. Toots was one of eight children born to Leo and Margaret Capelle. She is survived by two sisters, Margaret "Mugs" Davis and Marie Desotell, and by one brother, Norman Capelle. She especially enjoyed living next door to her sister, Marie, in a house built by their father nearly 90 years ago.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Peter, several other family members and friends.

Friends may call at Blaney Funeral Home, 1521 Shawano Ave., from 4 to 6 p.m. Saturday. The visitation will conclude with a closing prayer at 6 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home. Burial will be in Allouez Catholic Cemetery.

Verne's family extends their gratitude to the supportive staff at ManorCare Nursing Home and a special thank you to Dr. Sinclair and the 3rd floor staff at St. Mary's Hospital for the care given to their mother.

Toots will be missed by many.

Posted May 18, 2007

Williams Sr., Charles E.

Charles E. Williams Sr., 75, Lakewood, died Wednesday, May 16, 2007.

He was born June 11, 1931, in Brown County to the late Bernard and Alice (Thyrion) Williams.

On June 6, 1953, he married Mary LaCount. Charles had been employed by Packerland Packing Co. for over 25 years.

Survivors include his wife, Mary; 10 children, Charles (Barb) Williams Jr., Lakewood; Cheryl (Ira) Cornelius, De Pere; Robert Williams, New London; Barbara (Doug) Coppens, New Franken; Henry (Joan) Williams, Oconto Falls; Micheal (Sue) Williams, Freedom; Arlene (Micheal) Bialozynski, Abrams; Keith (Dianne) Williams, Townsend; Hope (Larry) VanEperen, Townsend; and Ruth (Danny) Carlton, Abrams; 23 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and many step-grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two great-grandchildren, Curtis Bostedt Jr. and Paris Coppens.

Friends may call from 4 to 7 p.m. (TODAY) Friday, May 18, at Lyndahl Funeral Home, Green Bay, where the funeral service will take place at 7 p.m. Online condolences may be expressed at www.lyndahl.com.

The family would like to express a special thank you to the Lakewood and Townsend Rescue Squad and the Nicolet Clinic for their care and concern.

Lyndahl Funeral Home

and Cremation Services

Lombardi Ave. & Ridge Rd.

5/15/2007 Kewaunee County Newspapers

Johnson,Louis J.

Louis J. Johnson, 89, village of Luxemburg died peacefully at home, Friday May 4, 2007. He was born March 26, 1918, in Duvall to the late Arthur and Lucy (Mathy) Johnson.

Louis married Verna Dart on October 25, 1939, at St. Amand Church,Walhain. She preceded him in death on June 21, 1993. Louis was a member of the Holy Name Society, St. Mary Church, The Catholic Order of Foresters and the Luxemburg Chamber of Commerce. He was employed at Liebmann Packing Company for 31 years and Packerland Packing for 13 years. In his retirement, Louis worked part-time at Marchant’s in Brussels until he retired again at age 88. He enjoyed perch fishing, bowling, hunting, playing cuyoo and poker, and attending Luxemburg-Casco High School athletic events. In his later years he made many miles driving to the casinos to try his luck.

He is survived by his eight children, Howie Johnson, Little Sturgeon; Sharon (Clyde) Davister, Luxemburg; Sue (Bob) Paider, Oneida; Shelly (Peter) Rohr, Kewaunee; Bill “Wiley” (Cheryl) Johnson, Luxemburg; Mary (Jim) Solboe, Sobieski; Terry (Steve) VandenPlas, Green Bay; Jan (Mark) Jauquet, Luxemburg; 16 grandchildren,Shari (John) Egan, Debbie (Kevin) Koontz, Paul Johnson, Tom (Sharon) Davister, Lisa (Toby) Derricks, Kay (Dave) Stahl, Kim (Chris) Heurkens, Kristina Paider, Scott (Carol) Paider, Jill Paider, Jason (Kacy) Rohr, John (Katie) Baeb, James Baeb, Jenny (Terry) Pecha, Jackie Solboe, Ryan, Ashley and Jake VandenPlas and Kyle Jauquet, 18 great-grandchildren, one brother and two sisters-in-law, Harry (Helen) Johnson and Ceil Dart, all of Green Bay, many nieces and nephews.

Louis was preceded in death by one grandson, Todd Davister, three sisters-in-law and four brothers-in-law, John and Irene Dalebroux, Marce and Harvey Robertson, Mayme and Irwin Delarwelle and Cliff Dart.

Friends may call at the McMahon Funeral Home, Luxemburg, from 3 to 8 p.m. Sunday May 13. Parish prayer service 7 p.m. Visitation continues, Monday between 9:30 and 10:45 a.m. at St. Mary Church, Luxemburg. Funeral will be held 11 a.m., Monday at the Church with the Rev. Milton Suess officiating. Burial will be in St. Mary Cemetery, Luxemburg.

On-line condolences for the Johnson family may be e-mailed to mcmahonfh@ centurytel.net.

The family wishes to express their sincerest gratitude to Unity Hospice, his nurse, Nancy, for her care and comfort during his illness, and Dr. Volk and his staff at Green Bay Oncology. Louie was blessed with many friends, especially Rita Christoff, Beverly and Norman Van Drisse, Vivian and Elmer Van Drisse and all of his card playing buddies who were there for him ’til the end.

5/15/2007 Oconto County Reporter

Luella E. Sloup

Luella E. Sloup, 94, formerly of Oconto, passed away Monday, April 30, 2007 at Park View Health Care Center, Winnebago.
Luella was born January 25, 1913 in Oconto to the late Fred and Josephine (Destiche) Strack. She married Walter Swiedarke in 1939. He preceded her in death in 1949. She later married Wilbert "Willie" Sloup in 1958. He preceded her in death in 1980. Luella graduated from Oconto High School in 1931. Four years ago, Luella moved from Oconto to Oshkosh. Luella enjoyed reading, doing her many crafts, search words, going to church, going to rummage sales, helping her family and many friends out. She loved to listen to country music. Singers, Toby Keith and Kid Rock were her favorites. Luella liked Rocky Rococo Pepperoni Pizza.
Luella is survived by a daughter, Sue (Howard) Gintner, Oshkosh; a brother-in-law, Jim Benson, Oconto; two sisters-in-law Florence Zimmerman, Oconto; Jane Wesner, St. Francis; five grandchildren Kevin (Wanda) Lipp, Kim Olesen, Cheryl (Jim) Carley, John King, Julie (Philip) Stadtmueller; eleven great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandson. She was preceded in death by a daughter and son-in-law, Joan (Robert) Nowatny, a sister, Margretta Bond-Benson, three grandchildren Gina Nowatny, Terry Stierna, Todd Stierna, and a great-grandson, William King.
The family received relatives and friends at the Holy Trinity Catholic Church, Oconto, from 10 AM to 12 Noon Thursday, May 3, 2007. Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated 12 Noon Thursday at the church with the Rev. Patrick Beno officiating. Burial at the Oconto Catholic Cemetery. The Gallagher Funeral Home and Cremation Service assisted the family. Online condolences may be expressed at www.gallagherfuneralhome.net.

Jean A. Belland

Jean A. Belland, 74, 5106 Remiker Lane, Manitowoc, died Tuesday morning, March 27, 2007 at Bellin Memorial Hospital in Green Bay. Born September 9, 1932 in Oconto, daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Alvin Sr. (Ruby Reed) Wasurick, she graduated from Oconto High School in 1950.
She worked at Red Owl, 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 a daughter, Deborah "Debbie" Belland of Manitowoc; five sisters Mary Mills of Indiana; Mrs. Ken (Judy) LaFortune, Donna Bushmaker, Mrs. John (Susie) Dumke and Janey Belongia, all of Oconto; a brother, James (Dede) Wasurick of Green Bay; a sister-in-law, Ann Wasurick of Krakow; nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews and other relatives and friends.
Along with her parents, she was preceded in death by two brothers and a sister-in-law, Alvin Jr. and Marge Wasurick and Roger Wasurick; a sister, Betty Wasurick and a brother-in-law, Rocky Mills.
Funeral services were held at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, April 3, 2007 at First Presbyterian Church, Manitowoc. Entombment took place at Knollwood Mausoleum. Reinbold & Pfeffer Family Funeral Home of Manitowoc assisted the family.

Posted May 19, 2007

Aerts, James

James Aerts 90, died on May 16, 2007, after a short illness.

James was born on April 13, 1917, in Green Bay, to Rose (Thomas) and Frank Aerts.

He married Florence Kolb on Sept. 16, 1939 and she preceded him in death on April 30, 1979.

Jim had a long career in law enforcement, rising in the ranks of the De Pere Police Department to assistant chief of police. He graduated from the FBI National Academy in 1962 and received his degree from President John F. Kennedy.

From 1963 to 1981 he served as director of security at St. Norbert College. In addition to his career in law enforcement, Jim was a trained and talented stone mason, who turned this into a full-time career after his retirement. He served in the U.S. Air Force.

Jim was also a talented musician. He played clarinet with the Chicago Junior Symphony, the U.S. Navy Band, Green Bay City Band, and was one of the original members of the Packer Lumberjack Band. He served two terms as a member of the De Pere City Council.

Jim was an avid Packers fan. For 60 years he attended all home games, and in later years followed the team to almost every stadium in the country.

He is survived by two daughters, Jamie (David) McGuire, Amy (Scott) Sorenson and a son-in-law, Joseph Hoffman; six grandchildren, Stephanie (Michael) Hawley, Shaun (Aaron) Olejniczak, Patrick Thomas, Brianna McGuire, Bridgette McGuire, Lauren Hoffman; and three great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his second wife, Dorothy (Roe) Aerts; daughter, Suzanne (Aerts) Hoffman; son-in-law, Steven Thomas; and nine brothers and sisters.

Gathering time for family and friends will be Sunday, May 20, 2007, at 2 p.m. at Old St. Joseph Catholic Church on the St. Norbert College campus until the Mass of Christian Burial at 3 p.m., Rev. James Baraniak, O. Praem., officiating. Burial will take place at Mt. Olivet Cemetery in De Pere. Cotter Funeral Home, De Pere, is assisting the family.

Posted May 19, 2007

Denissen, Orland

Orland Denissen, 86, formerly of Green Bay, died on May 10, 2007, at Circle of Life Hospice, Springdale, Ark.

He was born in Green Bay, to Matt and Antoinette Denissen. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II and was a retired dairy farmer.

He moved to Arkansas in 1991. He enjoyed fishing, gardening, wood carving and the Green Bay Packers.

Survivors include his wife of 62 years, Elayne; his son, Tony (Nanci) Denissen, Green Bay; daughters, Bonnie (Ken) Myers, Rogers, Ark.; Orlane (Gary) Moore, Denmark, Wis.; Mary (Bob) Renz, Farmington, Ark.; Becky (Mark) Williamson, Divide, Colo.; eight grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; one brother, Roman Denissen, three sisters, Janice (Bob) Cavil, Kathleen Van Beek, all of Green Bay; Eloise Mikulsky, Fallbrook, Calif.; sister and brother-in-law, Teresa Denissen, and Norbert Gillis, both of Green Bay.

Orland was preceded in death by his parents; two sisters, Mary Gillis, Fern Derouin; two brothers, Matt Denissen and Peter Denissen; sister and brothers-in-law, Agnes Denissen, Kenneth Derouin, Vernon Van Beek and Richard Mikulsky.

A memorial Mass was held at St. Stephen's Catholic Church and internment was at the Fayetteville National Cemetery.

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

Posted May 19, 2007

Duquaine, Roger "Duke"

Roger "Duke" Duquaine, 65, De Pere resident, passed away at his home with his family by his side after losing his courageous battle with cancer.

The son of Lewis and Elaine (Hermsen) Duquaine was born March 31, 1942, in Green Bay.

Roger graduated cum laude from the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, and married Susan Fechhelm in Fond Du Lac on June 18, 1966.

He served his country in the United States Navy. Roger was a Parole and Probation Agent for the State of Wisconsin, and after retirement, managed the Mobil station on Webster Ave. in Allouez. He enjoyed riding and showing horses for the past 20 years with his daughter, Rachel — it was one of the loves of his life. Duke treasured the camaraderie and friendships he developed at the Mobil station and horse shows. He truly enjoyed socializing with people. His grandchildren were his pride and joy.

Survivors include his loving wife, Sue; daughter and son-in-law, Rachel and Chris Goffard, and their daughters, Catherine and Emma; sister, Judith (Allen) Duquaine, Florida; and four brothers-in-law, Gene (Kay) Fechhelm, Virginia; Paul (Mary Beth) Fechhelm, South Carolina; Phil (Amy) Fechhelm, Fond Du Lac; and George (Connie) Fechhelm, Fond Du Lac.

Roger was preceded in death by his parents.

Family and friends may call Sunday, May 20, 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 7:30 p.m. Visitation will continue on Monday from 9 a.m. until the hour of Mass at St. Mary Catholic Community of De Pere, Pope John XXIII Circle, off Sportsman Drive, town of Ledgeview. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 11 a.m. Monday at church, with the Rev. John H. Harper officiating. Entombment will be in Allouez Mausoleum.

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

Online condolences may be expressed at cotterfuneralhome.com.

The family extends a special thank you to Unity Hospice for all their care and compassion, and to all of our beloved horse friends who have enriched his life.

Posted May 19, 2007

Gillette, Gordon G.

Gordon G. Gillette, 91, Green Bay, went to be with his Lord on Friday, May 18, 2007.

He was born Dec. 21, 1915, in Milwaukee, to Irving and Florence (Gardner) Gillette. Gordon had been employed with Ambrosia Chocolate Co. for 45 years.

In 1966, he moved from Milwaukee to Grand Rapids, Mich., but continued to work with Ambrosia until his retirement at the age of 70. He enjoyed work, flying his own plane, aviation, hunting and fishing, continuing to hunt and fish into his 90s.

In 2003, Gordon came to the Lord and became a member of Bay City Baptist Church.

Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Gail and Ray Zahn, Ripon; a daughter-in-law, Candace Gillette, Green Bay; four grandchildren and their spouses, Jason and Sue Gillette, Green Bay; David Gillette and his fiancee, Sarah Swerdasky, Chicago, Ill.; Jennifer and Jeffrey Groth, Green Bay; Eric and Shirley Zahn, Oshkosh; and 10 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Edna; a son, Donald Gillette; two grandsons, Scott Zahn and James Hoover.

Friends may call at Bay City Baptist Church, 1840 Bond St., from 3:30 to 5 p.m. Monday. The funeral service will be held at 5 p.m. Monday at the church with the Rev. Morris Bender officiating. Burial will be in Lakeside Cemetery in Crandon.

In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund has been established to benefit Bay City Baptist Church.

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

The Gillette family wishes to express their gratitude to the staff and volunteers at Rebekah Haven for their care of Gordon during the past four years.

Posted May 19, 2007

LeDocq, Agnes

Agnes LeDocq, 84, Casco, passed away Thursday, May 17, 2007, surrounded by her family.

She was born Aug. 8, 1922, in the town of Lincoln, to the late Julian and Catherine (Finendale) Jandrin.

She married Henry J. LeDocq on Sept. 4, 1940. He preceded her in death in March of 1976.

Agnes enjoyed playing cards, sewing, winters in Arizona, baking Belgian pies and spending quality time with her children, grandchildren and great- grandchildren.

She is survived by her children, Joanne (Phillip) Chapados, Green Bay; Lois (Randall) Maedke, Forestville; Phyllis (Mike) Melotte, Green Bay; Randall (Sheila) LeDocq, Green Bay; Mark (Missy) LeDocq, Green Bay; Neal (Stacy) LeDocq, Algoma; Kevin (Tracy) LeDocq, Howard; 17 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; three sisters and brothers-in-law.

She was preceded by, one sister and brother-in-law; one infant brother; one brother and sister-in-law.

Friends may call at Wiesner-Massart Funeral Home, 1617 Flora Ave. (ALGOMA), from 4 to 8 p.m. on Monday, May 21, and also Tuesday morning from 9:30 to 11 a.m. at St. Peter Church, Lincoln. Wake service 7 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. Funeral will be Tuesday, May 22, at St. Peter Catholic Church, Lincoln with Fr. Jerome Taddy officiating. Burial in St. Hubert Cemetery, Rosiere.

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

5/30/2007 GBPG

Posted May 20, 2007

Barbeau, George J.

George J. Barbeau, 80, Green Bay, died Friday, May 18, 2007, at San Luis Medical and Rehabilitation Center from complications of Parkinson's disease. He was born Jan. 16, 1927, to George and Lillian (Barrette) Barbeau. George graduated from Central Catholic High School on June 6, 1944 (D-Day). In 1948, he married Adris "Adie" Gallagher at St. Patrick Catholic Church. He was employed by Nigbor Furs as a salesman and office manager for 16 years. George was later employed by The White Store for over 30 years, retiring as the secretary/treasurer when the store closed in 1992. In 1984, he joined Alcoholics Anonymous and was grateful for the support of his wife, Adie, and the fellowship he found there. He dedicated his life to helping others in the program. George was very active civically. He was the Past President of the Green Bay Credit Bureau, the Past President of the Adam Street Association, a member of the Postmaster Advisory Committee, a member of the PAC for George Farah, an advisory committee member at the high school level for NWTC and active with the United Way. George enjoyed fishing, skiing, golfing, swimming and traveling. He especially loved going to Las Vegas with his wife and friends, and at times, just with the guys. He loved to play blackjack until the wee hours of the morning, and was more often lucky than not. George and Adie had season Packers tickets and enjoyed many years at the games during their glory years with the Adriansen's and the Callahan's. There was always a booth reserved for us at the Speed's after the games to celebrate a win, or in some cases a loss. Out of town games were celebrated in our homes with much fun and George always wore ear plugs so he could hear everything because the rest of us were too noisy. We always had a "pool" and John Callahan took charge of that. In past years, George could be found every Wednesday for lunch with Al Eilers and friends at the Holiday Inn. He enjoyed Thursday lunches with good friends, especially Lou Barone and John Ziebel. He also enjoyed his time at Wally's Spot playing gin with his good friend, George Sarkis.

He is survived by his loving and devoted wife of 59 years, Adie; his loving son, Jim (Mary Ann), whose witty humor he enjoyed immensely; his loving daughter, Lynn, whose accomplishments he greatly admired; his twin grandsons, Jason and Thomas Hyde, whose visits he enjoyed and he was forever grateful for their help. He was also so proud of his granddaughter, Adrienne (Leonardo) Campos Moya, and her precious girls, Isabella and Francesca, who gave him much enjoyment. George is further survived by two brothers-in-law and two sisters-in-law, Robert Gallagher, Mary and Ron Adriansen, Betty Stevens; nieces and nephews; other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by two sons, Richard and Johnny Barbeau; his parents, George and Lillian Barbeau; two sisters, Muriel Lannoye and Audrey Ferek and one brother, Kenneth Barbeau.

Friends may call from 9:30 a.m to 11 a.m. Monday at St. Patrick Catholic Church, 211 N. Maple Street. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Monday at the church with the Rev. Rowland De Peaux O.Praem officiating. Entombment will be in Allouez Chapel Mausoleum. To send online condolences, please visit www.BlaneyFuneralHome.com. Blaney Funeral Home is assisting the family.

The family wishes to extend a sincere thank you to the staff of Reflections for the care and compassion they gave taking care of our Dad, Mother, Jim and Lynn.

A memorial has been

established in George's name

to benefit the National

Parkinson Foundation.

Posted May 20, 2007

Rohloff, Mildred M.

Mildred M. Rohloff, 93, Greenleaf, passed away Thursday, May 17, 2007, at a local nursing home. She was born May 2, 1914, in De Pere, daughter to the late Harry and Henrietta (Geurts) Dollar. Mildred married Gilmore Rohloff, and he preceded her in death on Aug. 25, 1980. She and her husband resided on a farm in Greenleaf where they farmed most of their life until retirement. Mildred loved spending time with grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great-grandchildren. She also enjoyed playing cards.

Survivors include her many grandchildren, great grandchildren, and great-great-grandchildren; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Mildred was preceded in death by her parents; husband; daughter, Carol Jean Greatens; four sisters, Evelyn Duaime, Ethel Carufel, Margaret Dollar, and Rosella Pierquet; and four brothers, Hugo, Alvin, Allen and Chester Dollar.

Family and friends may call Tuesday, May 22, 2007, from 10 a.m. until the hour of Mass at St. Paul Catholic Church, Wrightstown. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 11 a.m. Tuesday at church, with Msgr. John Schuh officiating. Interment will be in St. Paul Catholic Cemetery. Cotter Funeral Home, De Pere, is assisting the family. Online condolences may be expressed at cotterfuneralhome.com.

Posted May 20, 2007

Wilcox, Mary Ann

Mary Ann Wilcox, 49, Gillett, formerly from Pulaski, died unexpectedly Friday evening, May 18, 2007, with her family at her side. The daughter of the late Elmer and Edna (DeGroot) DeMuth was born Jan. 8, 1958. Mary was a 1976 graduate of Pulaski High School. On June 11, 1977, Mary married her high school sweetheart, Wayne Wilcox. The family moved to Gillett in 1992. Mary loved NASCAR, especially Dale #8. Mary and Wayne, with their children were much involved with high school wrestling even after the children graduated. She enjoyed her flower garden, fishing, and riding motorcycle with Wayne. Mary loved spending time with her family and she cherished her new grandbaby, Ava.

In addition to her husband, Wayne, Mary is survived by one daughter, Tabitha and her husband, Zach School and their daughter, Ava, Suring; and one son, Jesse Wilcox, Gillett; four brothers, John, Frank, Al, and Bob; and two sisters, Edith and Helen; two godsons, Troy Smits and Travis Kornaus; and Wayne's parents, Ralph Sr. and June Wilcox; nieces and nephews, other relatives and many, many friends.

Mary is preceded in death by her parents and a special sister-in-law, Robin Wojkiewicz.

Family and friends may call at Assumption B.V.M. Church from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday. Closing prayer service at 7:30 p.m. Monday at the church. Visitation will continue after 9:30 a.m. Tuesday at the church. The Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. at Assumption B.V.M. Church, Pulaski. Fr. Patrick Gawrylewski, O.F.M. presiding.Marnocha Funeral Home is assisting the family.

The family extends a grateful and heart felt thank you to the 4th floor NICU staff at St. Vincent Hospital, especially Nurse Lori and Chaplin Jan.

In Lieu of flowers a memorial fund has been established.Online condolences may be expressed at www.marnochafuneralhome.com.

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Posted May 21, 2007

Wery, LaVerne L. (Mrs. Goldie)

LaVerne L. Wery (Mrs. Goldie), 79, Dyckesville, passed away peacefully surrounded by her daughter and her family, Saturday, May 19, 2007. She was born May 28, 1927, in Lincoln to the late Ansel and Lucy (Gigot) Challe. On April 10, 1956, she married Goldie Wery at St. Louis Church Dyckesville. He preceded her in death March 26, 1995. LaVerne enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren, especially her great-granddaughter, Emilie, who brought many smiles and much joy to her over the past year.

Survivors include her daughter and son-in-law, Linda and Brian Kipp, Dyckesville; two grandchildren, Jamie (Kevin) Davister, Jason Kipp (and special friend, Jessica Nys); one great-grandchild, Emilie Davister; one sister, Catherine DeBroux, Champion; two sisters-in-law, Dorothy Challe, Kewaunee and Delores Challe, Luxemburg.

She was preceded in death by one granddaughter, Heather Counard; one step-son, Clifford Wery; four brothers, John Challe, Louie Challe, Jule Challe and Harold Challe; one brother-in-law, Frank DeBroux Sr.

Friends may call at the McMAHON FUNERAL HOME LUXEMBURG 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, May 22, 2007. Prayer Service 7 p.m. with Sister Marlene Dimmerling, Parish Director. Visitation will continue between 9:30 and 10:15 a.m. Wednesday at St. Louis Church, Dyckesville. Funeral 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Church with the Rev. Joe Bestler officiating. Entombment at the Shrine of the Good Shepherd Mausoleum, Green Bay.

A special thank you is extended to Dr. Sandra Martens, the staff of the Dorchester Health and Rehab, Sturgeon Bay, Sister Marlene, Father Joe Bestler, Asera-Care, especially Debbie, Kay, Cindy, Kathy and Mike for care and compassion offered to LaVerne and her family.

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Posted May 22, 2007

LaMour, Janet A.

Janet A. LaMour, 74, Green Bay, died Monday morning, May 21, 2007, at a local nursing home.

She was born on April 11, 1933, in Green Bay to the late Frank and Dorothy (Merline) Dietzler. Her husband, Bernard J. LaMour, preceded her in death in 1967.

Survivors include two daughters, Janet LaMour (fiance, Roy Bauer), Suamico; and Jennifer LaMour, Crivitz; six grandchildren, David, Julie, Stephanie, Joshua, Terri and Leah; one sister and brother-in-law, Mary Lou and Francis Vannieuwenhoven, Crivitz; two brothers and sisters-in-law, George and Lorraine Dietzler, Massachusetts; and Linden and Rose Dietzler, Oconto; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

In addition to her parents and husband, Janet was preceded in death by one son, Bernard R. LaMour, and one brother, David Dietzler.

Friends may call after 10 a.m. Thursday, May 24, 2007, at Lyndahl Funeral Home, where funeral services will take place at 11 a.m. with Deacon Bob Nooker officiating. Interment in Stiles Catholic Cemetery.

Lyndahl Funeral Home

and Cremation Services

Lombardi Ave. & Ridge Rd.

(920) 499-1223

Posted May 22, 2007

Noe, Sister Cecilia (Sedella Noe)

Sister Cecilia Noe (Sedella Noe) was born July 15, 1923, in Seymour, Wis., at home. She was born a twin and the sister with whom she shared her birthday, Rosella Van Boxtel, is the lone survivor of the large Noe family. Sister Cecilia wanted to be here for her 50 year Jubilee, but after a long illness, she died peacefully April 22, 2007.

Posted May 22, 2007

Paul, Harold J.

Harold Joseph Paul, 82, Mankato, died peacefully Saturday, May 19, 2007, at Oaklawn Health Care Center.

Harold was born on Feb. 24, 1925, to Louis and Mabel (Freix) Paul in Green Bay Wis. He graduated from the University of St. Thomas on June 10, 1949.

Harold married Marion Amann on Dec. 27, 1949. They resided in Mankato for more than 50 years where they raised seven children.

Talented and generous, his commitment to his family, church and community was demonstrated by the long list of organizations that benefited from his time and talents, including: the Mankato Symphony, MRCI, St. John the Baptist Catholic Church and many others. He was honored by the Mankato Rotary Club with the Book of Golden Deeds Award. Harold was also a Guardian Ad Litum for the family court system. He was an experienced woodworker who also enjoyed stained glass, cooking, needlecraft and fishing.

Harold did not count the cost of the hours. He did not keep track of his good works; He himself probably could not remember all he had done. You would need to research his life to discover all his achievements.

He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Marion; children, Mary Davis (James), Des Moines, Iowa; Joe (Cheryl), Arden Hills, Minn.; John (Janet), Minnetonka; Steve (Sharon), Eagan; Ann Brown (Jim), Winsted, Minn.; Chris (Barb), Arden Hills; Cathy Mitchell (Mark), Waseca; grandchildren, Jesse (Emily), Emily (Tim), Liz, Jean-Marie, Andrew, Rachael, Tricia, Alex, Andrew, Joanna, Jack, Maria, Ben, Michael, Katherine, Margaret, John, Ellen, Jay, Sarah, Joseph; brother, Leonard (Lois), Green Bay, Wis.; brothers and sisters-in-law, Don and Delores Traxler, Jack and Patty Amann; many nieces and nephews.

Memorial Mass will be 11 a.m., Thursday, May 24, 2007, at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, Mankato, Minn., with Fr. Richard Colletti officiating. Visitation will be 5 to 8 p.m., Wednesday, May 23, at Landkamer Johnson-Boman Funeral Home, Mankato, Minn., (507-345-4574). Visitation will continue at the church one hour prior to the service. Burial will be at Fort Snelling National Cemetery at a later date.

Posted May 22, 2007

Pecha, Mrs. Charles (Delores "Dodo")

Mrs. Charles (Delores "Dodo") Pecha, 78, Green Bay, died Sunday, May, 20, 2007, at a local hospital.

She was born Nov. 10, 1928, in Menominee, Mich., to Francis and Avis (Gustafson) Martell.

Delores was a graduate of Menominee High School, Class of 1946.

On Nov. 3, 1951, she married Charles Pecha in Menominee, Mich. He preceded her in death on July 21, 1999.

For many years Delores worked as a chef and a baker. She enjoyed making ceramics, card playing, baking, listening to country music and spending time with family and friends.

She is survived by one daughter and son-in-law, Debra and Rodney Buth, Green Bay; three grandchildren, Jennifer and Paul Mleziva, Green Bay; Kelly and Addy Vandermuse, Marinette; Stephanie Buth, Green Bay; four great-grandchildren, Alexis, Ayden, Michael, Matthew; one brother and sister-in-law, John and Dayle Martell, Arkansas.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles; her parents; and seven infant daughters.

Friends may call at Blaney Funeral Home, 1521 Shawano Ave., from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday. A parish wake service will be held at 8 p.m. Wednesday. Friends may also call at the Shrine of the Good Shepherd Mausoleum Chapel, 2770 Bay Settlement Road, from 9 to 9:30 a.m. Thursday. The funeral service will be held at 9:30 a.m. Thursday at the mausoleum chapel with the Rev. Ken DeGroot, O. Praem., officiating. Entombment will be in the Shrine of the Good Shepherd Mausoleum.

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

Posted May 22, 2007

Selissen, Gerald B. "Jerry"

Gerald B. "Jerry" Selissen, 77, Green Bay, passed away peacefully at his home on May 21, 2007.

Born in Green Bay, the son of the late Bernard and Marion (Schwade) Selissen, Gerald served in the Army Air Corps. On April 26, 1952, he married the former Patricia Ferguson in Green Bay.

Jerry started with the Fire Department in 1953, rose to the ranking of lieutenant in 1969 and was promoted to chief in 1972.

He was also president of Local 141 for 12 years before becoming chief. Jerry was a "Firefighters Chief," retiring in 1990. He was an active member of the Retired Firefighters of Wisconsin. Jerry was also on the Arson Task Force, Paid State Fire Chiefs, Board of the Red Cross and the Valor Award Foundation for the Fort Howard Paper Co. Jerry enjoyed singing with the Baylander Chorus for 40+ years. He also enjoyed golfing at DeSmidts Golf Course where he was a member of "The Hole in One Club," fantasy football and playing cards, but he most enjoyed being at "the lake" with his family and friends.

He will be sadly missed by his wife of 55 years, Patricia; two daughters, Linda (Gerald) Gauthier, Athelstane, Wis.; and Amy Selissen, Green Bay; three sons, Mark "Bucky" Selissen (special friend, Nancy Lobajeski), Green Bay; Kim "Keo" (Jenny) Selissen, Suamico; and Jay Selissen, Green Bay; nine grandchildren, Tammy (Tim) Thyes, Colleen (Todd) Messner, Mandy Gauthier, Tim (Chris) Gauthier, Eric Gauthier (special friend, Amy Sickel), Sean Gauthier, April Selissen, Kyle Selissen, and Emily Selissen ; nine great- grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. He is also survived by three sisters, Rose (Michael) Denissen, Allouez; Doris (Michael) Griffin, Allouez; and Beatrice (Richard) McAllister, Colgate, Wis.; one sister-in-law, Carol Selissen, Hobart, Wis.; and our special friend, Patty Janderain, Pensaukee, Wis.; as well as nieces, nephews, other relatives, and many friends.

Besides his parents he was preceded in death by one brother, James Selissen; daughter-in-law, Kathy Selissen; mother-in-law, Lydia Ferguson; and father-in-law, Harold Ferguson.

Friends may call at Proko-Wall Funeral Home, 1630 E. Mason St., Wednesday from 2 to 8 p.m.

Visitation will continue on Thursday at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, 413 St. John St., from 10 a.m. until the time of service. Mass of Christian Burial 11:30 a.m. at the church with Msgr. Brian Coleman officiating. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.prokowall.com.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to Unity Hospice for their care and concern for Gerald.

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

5/22/2007 Kewaunee County Newspapers

Tue, May 22, 2007

Kaye, Robert


Robert “Bob” Kaye, 64, Casco, died peacefully Tuesday evening, May 15, 2007, at Manor Care East, Green Bay. He was born August 8, 1942, in Door County, to the late Henry and Hazel (Deprez) Kaye.

On January 20, 1968, he married Beverly Kunesh in Pilsen. Together they had five children. Bob was a member of the Casco Lions Club, and was co-sponsor of the Special K softball team with his brother-in-law, Tom. He will be best remembered for his shrewd cattle buying skills and crafty card playing tactics.

Survivors include his children, Pam (Dave) Nuthals, Casco; Lynn (Todd) Princl, Green Bay; Jeff (Kim) Kaye, Nebraska; Chris (Nicole) Kaye, Minnesota; five grandchildren, Wyatt, Kyle, Sawyer, Addison and Wesley; one brother, John (Lu Anne) Kaye, Casco; two sisters, Annette (Glenn) Teske, Kewaunee; Diane (Ty) Pyan, Green Bay; the mother of his children, Beverly Johnson, Green Bay; and his children’s grandmother, Magdalen Kunesh, Luxemburg; nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by one son, Michael;one grandchild, Sean Princl; and his children’s grandfather, John Kunesh.

Friends called at the McMAHON FUNERAL HOME, LUXEMBURG, from 3 to 8 p.m. Monday, May 21, 2007. Prayer service was held at 6 p.m., with the Rev. Milton Suess. Visitation continued, Tuesday May 22, 2007, from 8 a.m. to 9:45 a.m. Tuesday at the Funeral Home. Mass of Christian Burial was held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, at Holy Trinity Church, Casco, with the Rev. Dennis Drury officiating. Burial was in Holy Trinity Cemetery, Casco.

LeDocq, Agnes

Agnes LeDocq, 84, Casco, died Thursday, May 17, 2007, surrounded by her family. She was born August 8, 1922, in the town of Lincoln to the late Julian and Catherine (Finendale) Jandrin.
Agnes married Henry J. LeDocq on September 4, 1940. He preceded her in death in March of 1976. Agnes enjoyed playing cards, sewing, winters in Arizona, baking Belgian pies and spending quality time with her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

She is survived by her children; Joanne (Phillip) Chapados, Green Bay; Lois (Randall) Maedke, Forestville; Phyllis (Mike) Melotte, Green Bay; Randall (Sheila) LeDocq, Green Bay; Mark (Missy) LeDocq, Green Bay; Neal (Stacy) LeDocq, Algoma; Kevin (Tracy) LeDocq, Howard; 17 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; three sisters and brothers-in-law.
She was preceded by one sister and brother-in-law; one infant brother; one brother and sister-in-law.
Friends called at Wiesner-Massart Funeral Home, 1617 Flora Ave. (ALGOMA) from 4 to 8 p.m. on Monday, May 21, and also Tuesday morning from 9:30 to 11 a.m. at St. Peter Church, Lincoln. Wake service was held at 7 p.m., Monday, at the funeral home. Funeral was held Tuesday, May 22, at St. Peter Catholic Church, Lincoln, with Fr. Jerome Taddy officiating. Burial was in St. Hubert Cemetery, Rosiere.
In lieu of flowers a memorial fund has been established at the funeral home.

Mraz, Louis, J.

Louis J. Mraz, 86, formerly of the township of Lewiston, currently residing at the home of his son and daughter-in-law, Dan and Maggie Mraz, passed away on Saturday, May 19, 2007, at their home.

Louis was born on December 20, 1920, in Edgar, Marathon County, Wisconsin, the youngest child of Joseph and Helen (Urmanski) Mraz. Louis started his own polka band when he was 16, which became very well known in the area. He served his country in the Army during World War II in Germany. He married Hazel Doering in Crown Point, Ind., on June 27, 1940. They built, resided and farmed in the township of Lewiston on County O since they purchased the farm in 1947. He also worked at Armco Steel, Portage, now Contech, from where he retired.

He is survived by his children, Carolyn (Gary) Prescott, Madison; Diana Heath, Madison; Senna (Rod) Orr, Sun Prairie; and Daniel (Maggie) Mraz, Portage; his grandchildren, Richard Prescott, Mark Prescott, Lisa (Jason) Kowalesky, Tracy Heath, Araina (Dan) Lawry, Wendy (James) Fischer and Eric (Tracey) Mraz; his stepgrandchildren, Ronna, Marcie, Katie, Shealyn, and Jorie; his great-grandchildren, Daniel Chase and Dane Prescott, Cammie, Kelsey Gladem and Kaden Kowalesky, Brianna and Anthony Christofferson, Hannah and Keaton Fischer, and Colton, Logan, Ayden and Ashlyn Mraz; other relatives and many friends.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Hazel, December 20, 2004; his parents; one brother, Frank; and one sister, Lillian.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11a.m. on Wednesday, May 23, at St. Mary Catholic Church, Portage with Fr. Jim Murphy presiding. Burial will follow in St. Mary Catholic Cemetery, with military graveside services conducted by Portage area veterans. Visitation will be held from 4 until 7 p.m. on Tuesday, May 22, at Pflanz Mantey Mendrala Funeral Home in Portage, where a Scripture service will be held at 4 p.m. Visitation will also be held on Wednesday, May 23, 2007, at the church, from 10 a.m. until the time of the service at 11.

Peterson, Charles

Charles Peterson, 97, formerly of Algoma, died Wednesday, May 16, 2007. He was born November 7, 1909, in Peshtigo to the late Peter and Mary Peterson.

Charles married Helen Dufek on June 9, 1931. She preceded him in death in 1992.
He is survived by one son-in-law, Eugene Dellise; three grandchildren; Patricia (Roger) Ferron, Rick Dellise and Kelly (Brenda) Dellise; six great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; 10 stepgreat-grandchildren; 19 stepgreat-great-grandchildren; nine stepgreat-great-great grandchildren; two sisters-in-law; one brother-in-law; nieces, nephews and cousins.

He was preceded in death by one daughter, Cecelia Dellise; two sisters, Georgia and Gladys. .
Friends called at Wiesner-Massart (Casco) from 4 to 7 p.m. Sunday and again Monday, at St. Hubert Church, Rosiere, from 10 to 11 a.m. Wake service was held at 5:30 p.m. Sunday, at the funeral home. Funeral was Monday 11 a.m., at St. Hubert Catholic Church, Rosiere, with Fr. Jerome Taddy officiating. Burial was in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Algoma.


Wery, LaVerne L. (Mrs. Goldie)

LaVerne L. Wery (Mrs. Goldie) 79, Dyckesville, passed away peacefully surrounded by her daughter and her family, Saturday May 19, 2007. She was born May 28, 1927, in Lincoln, to the late Ansel and Lucy (Gigot) Challe.

On April 10, 1956, she married Goldie Wery, at St. Louis Church, Dyckesville. He preceded her in death March 26, 1995. LaVerne enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren, especially her great-granddaughter Emilie, who brought many smiles and much joy to her over the past year.
Survivors include her daughter and son-in-law, Linda and Brian Kipp, Dyckesville; two grandchildren, Jamie (Kevin) Davister, Jason Kipp (and special friend Jessica Nys); one great-grandchild, Emilie Davister; one sister, Catherine DeBroux, Champion; two sisters-in-law, Dorothy Challe, Kewaunee; and Delores Challe, Luxemburg.

She was preceded in death by one granddaughter, Heather Counard; one step-son, Clifford Wery; four brothers, John Challe, Louie Challe, Jule Challe and Harold Challe; one brother-in-law, Frank DeBroux Sr.

Friends called at the McMAHON FUNERAL HOME, LUXEMBURG from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, May 22, 2007. Prayer service was held at 7:00 p.m. with Sister Marlene Dimmerling, Parish Director. Visitation continued between 9:30 and 10:15 a.m. Wednesday, at St. Louis Church, Dyckesville. Funeral was held 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, at the church, with the Rev. Joe Bestler officiating. Entombment was in the Shrine of the Good Shepherd Mausoleum, Green Bay.

5/23/2007 GBPG

Posted May 23, 2007

Noe, Sister Cecilia (Sedella Noe)

Sister Cecilia Noe (Sedella Noe) was born July 15, 1923, in Seymour, Wis., at home. She was born a twin and the sister with whom she shared her birthday, Rosella Van Boxtel, is the lone survivor of the large Noe family. Sister Cecilia wanted to be here for her 50 year Jubilee but after a long illness, she died peacefully April 22, 2007.

Posted May 23, 2007

Pecha, Mrs. Charles (Delores "Dodo")

Mrs. Charles (Delores "Dodo") Pecha, 78, Green Bay, died Sunday, May, 20, 2007, at a local hospital.

She was born Nov. 10, 1928, in Menominee, Mich., to Francis and Avis (Gustafson) Martell.

Delores was a graduate of Menominee High School, Class of 1946.

On Nov. 3, 1951, she married Charles Pecha in Menominee, Mich. He preceded her in death on July 21, 1999.

For many years, Delores worked as a chef and a baker. She enjoyed making ceramics, card playing, baking, listening to country music and spending time with family and friends.

She is survived by one daughter and son-in-law, Debra and Rodney Buth, Green Bay; three grandchildren, Jennifer and Paul Mleziva, Green Bay; Kelly and Addy Vandermuse, Marinette; Stephanie Buth, Green Bay; four great-grandchildren, Alexis, Ayden, Michael, Matthew; one brother and sister-in-law, John and Dayle Martell, Arkansas.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles; her parents; and seven infant daughters.

Friends may call at Blaney Funeral Home, 1521 Shawano Ave., from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday (today). A parish wake service will be held at 8 p.m. Wednesday. Friends may also call at the Shrine of the Good Shepherd Mausoleum Chapel, 2770 Bay Settlement Road., from 9 to 9:30 a.m. Thursday. The funeral service will be held at 9:30 a.m. Thursday at the mausoleum chapel with the Rev. Ken DeGroot, O. Praem., officiating. Entombment will be in the Shrine of the Good Shepherd Mausoleum.

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

Posted May 23, 2007

Sherlock, Eunice (Fellows)

Eunice (Fellows) Sherlock, 74, Green Bay, died Tuesday, May 22, 2007.

She was born March 14, 1933, to Peter and Marie (Daul) Fellows.

Eunice graduated from Green Bay West High School with the Class of 1951.

On Oct. 6, 1956, she married Roger Sherlock at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church.

Eunice had been employed as a teller and in the collection department at Kellogg Bank and Bank One. After her retirement, she enjoyed get togethers with other former employees. She was a member of and officeholder for the Antique Study Club.

She loved her family summer vacations at Lac Vieux Desert in Vilas County. Eunice also enjoyed 13 years of autumn vacations with friends at Lake Tahoe. When visiting her daughter and son-in-law, Erin and Kevin, in Madison, Eunice liked spending time in the shops and ethnic restaurants on State Street. During their trips to southern California, visiting Sean's family, she loved shopping with her daughter-in-law, Melissa, and finishing off the day at Las Brisas Restaurant in Laguna Beach.

Eunice was a beloved wife, mother and grandmother and will be sadly missed by her husband of 50 years, Roger; two children and their spouses, Sean and Melissa Sherlock, Calif.; Erin and Kevin McNamara, Madison; two grandchildren, Anne-Marie and Jacob Sherlock; her mother, Marie Fellows; one sister, Darlene Fellows; and other relatives and friends. She died peacefully in the embrace of her children, Sean and Erin.

She was preceded in death by her father, Peter Fellows, and an infant brother.

Friends may call at Blaney Funeral Home, 1521 Shawano Ave., from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday. A parish wake service will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday. Friends may also call at St. Jude Catholic Church, from 10 to 11 a.m. Friday. The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Friday at the church with the Rev. Peter Renard, O. Praem., officiating. Burial will be in the Wisconsin Veterans' Cemetery, King. To send on-line condolences, please go to www.BlaneyFuneralHome.com.

Blaney Funeral Home is assisting the family.

A memorial fund has been established to benefit Parkinson Disease Research.

5/23/2007 Door County Advocate

Posted May 16, 2007

Arthur LaLuzerne

Arthur Joseph LaLuzerne, 91, Brussels, died at Anna’s House, New Franken, Tuesday, May 15, 2007.

He was born Oct. 24, 1915, in the town of Gardner, to Desire and Celina (DeJardin) LaLuzerne.

Arthur was a dairy farmer for over 30 years and worked in insulation for Asbestos Unions Local #19 and #127. He was a member of the Catholic Order of Foresters.

Nov. 18, 1936, he married Reta Paque at Corpus Christi Church, Sturgeon Bay. They enjoyed over 70 years of marriage. Art enjoyed playing cards and spending time with his family.

Survivors include his wife, Reta; three children, Myron (Rena) LaLuzerne, Brussels, Judy (Tom) Burmeister, Appleton, and Glen LaLuzerne, Sturgeon Bay; seven grandchildren, Lee (Lynn) LaLuzerne, Kim (Patrick) Rohrbough, Theresa (Tom) DeNoble, Tim (Renee) Burmeister, Troy (Sarah) Burmeister, Lisa (Randy) and Kris (Sherry) LaLuzerne; six great-grandchildren, Dillon, Rachael, Zack, Ethan, Alexander and Evan; and a sister-in-law, Virginia Kreft, Sturgeon Bay.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a grandson; a daughter-in-law; brothers; sisters; and in-laws.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, May 18, at St. Francis and St. Mary Parish, Brussels, with the Rev. Pius Cotter officiating. Burial will be in St. Francis Cemetery.

Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday, May 17, at Forbes Funeral Home in Sturgeon Bay, and then after 10 a.m. Friday at the church until the time of services. A prayer service will be conducted at 7 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

Online condolences may be offered from www.forbesfuneralhome.com.

Special thanks to the staff at Anna’s House and Asera Care Hospice for their wonderful care and support.

5/24/2007 GBPG

Posted May 24, 2007

Edges, Eleanor Marie

Eleanor Marie Edges, 83, passed away on Tuesday, May 22, 2007, at a local hospital. She was born on Sept. 23, 1923, in the Town of Preble the daughter of the late Otto and Edna (Smits) Georgia. She graduated from Green Bay West High School Class of 1941. On July 3, 1946, she married Walter Edges at SS Peter and Paul Catholic Church. This past year they celebrated 60 years together. Eleanor was a loving, devoted wife and mother. Her family always came first.

Eleanor is survived by her husband, Walter M. Edges, Green Bay; daughters, Cheryl (Mike) Harrison, and Denise (Dan) Fiala, all of Green Bay; seven grandchildren, Marsha (Andy) Loritz, Stacey (Andy) Deer, Green Bay; Wesley Edges, Pulaski; Jodi Geiger (fiance, Darren Vande Hei), Oneida; Matthew (Bridget) Harrison, Virginia; Nick Harrison, and Daniel Fiala, both of Green Bay; four great-grandchildren; her brothers and sisters, Dorothy Stroobants, Marilyn (Richard) De Keyser, Norman (Eleanor) Georgia, Earl (Agatha) Georgia, Donald (Elaine) Georgia, Sr., and Alton (Nancy) Georgia, all of Green Bay; and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; a son, Darrell J. Edges; one brother-in-law, Raymond Stroobants; and several brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law.

Visitation for Eleanor will be on Friday, May 25, 2007, from 4 to 8 p.m. at Proko-Wall Funeral Home, 1630 East Mason St. The rosary will be recited at 7 p.m. followed by the parish prayer service at 7:30 p.m. at the funeral home. Visitation will continue on Saturday at 9 a.m. at SS. Peter and Paul Catholic Church, 710 North Baird St. Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. with Msgr. Roy Klister officiating. Entombment will take place at Allouez Catholic Mausoleum. Online condolences may be expressed at www.prokowall.com.

Posted May 24, 2007

Peerenboom, Joseph (Smokey)

Joseph (Smokey) Peerenboom, 78, Green Bay, died Wednesday morning, May 23, 2007, at a local hospital. Born in Green Bay on June 2, 1928, he is the son of the late Joseph and Leona (Allard) Peerenboom. He served in the U. S. Air Force during World War II. In 1952, he married the former Helen Sheffer in Green Bay. On Aug. 5, 1967, he married the former Lucille "Lou' (Nuthals) Solper and she preceded him in death on Dec. 2, 2003. Smokey worked most of his life at Packerland Packing until he retired in 1990. He enjoyed fishing and hunting, playing cards, going out to eat, golfing, sports and times spent with his relatives and friends.

He is survived by his two children, Marilyn Peerenboom, Joseph Peerenboom and special friend, Sue Agard, all of Green Bay; daughter-in-law, Darlene Peerenboom, Green Bay; former spouse, Helen Peerenboom, Green Bay; two stepchildren, Mike (Susie) Solper, Green Bay; Toni (Jack) Davis, Arizona; special companion, Helen LaCombe, Green Bay; four grandchildren, Sara Peerenboom and Melanie Herlache, both of Green Bay; Christine and Brian Peerenboom, both of Green Bay; 12 step-grandchildren; nine step-great-grandchildren; two brothers, Duaine (Lois) Allard, Green Bay; Leonard (Reggie) Allard, Green Bay; one sister, Geri (Orville) Heim, Green Bay; many nieces and nephews.

He was also preceded in death by one brother, Ervin Peerenboom; four sisters, Elizabeth Thyrion, Jeanette Nys, Emma Bohn, and Lucille Deviley; one stepdaughter, Camie (Bill) Bennett.

Friends may call at Prince of Peace Church (Holy Martyrs site), 3562 Finger Road, from 9 a.m. Friday until the time of the funeral. Funeral Friday 11 a.m. at the Prince of Peace Church (Holy Martyrs site) with Rev. Bob Rhyner officiating. Entombment at Fort Howard Memorial Park. MALCORE Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Special thanks to the staff and nurses of St. Vincent Hospital 4th Floor.

To send an online condolence visit malcorefuneralhome.com

Posted May 24, 2007

Smith Sr., Daniel P. "Dano"

Daniel P. "Dano" Smith Sr., 48, Green Bay, died Tuesday, May 22, 2007, at his home. He was born Sept. 25, 1958, in Green Bay, to Ernest E. and Dolores (Joachim) Smith. On Nov. 11, 1984, Dan married Teresa Mommaerts in Green Bay. He enjoyed his time with his family and friends up north at their cabin on Sunrise Lake in Mountain. He enjoyed fishing and sitting around the big bonfires. Dan also liked to watch TV especially the weather channel. He was a huge race and sports fan, and particularly enjoyed watching Dale Earnhardt Jr.

Survivors include his wife, Teresa; his children, Michael Nuthals, Paul Nuthals and Michelle Baumgart, Tammy Smith and her fiance, Michael Jeffers; Daniel Jr., and Alisha Smith; his mother, Dolores Smith; his brother and sisters and their spouses, David Smith, Steven and Kathy Smith, Wendy Burke, Timothy and Cindy Smith, Mark Smith, Amy and Tom Landenberger; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his father, Ernest E. Smith.

Friends may call at Blaney Funeral Home, 1521 Shawano Ave., from 3 to 7 p.m. Friday. The funeral service will be held at 7 p.m. Friday at the funeral home with the Rev. Keith Swanson officiating. To send online condolences, please go to www.BlaneyFuneralHome.com.

5/25/2007 GBPG

Posted May 25, 2007

DeBauche, Mrs. Bernard (Hope)

Mrs. Bernard (Hope) DeBauche, 85, Green Bay, died Thursday, May 24, 2007, at a local nursing home following a long illness. She was born July 28, 1921, in Green Bay, to William and Violet (Poquet) Saunders. On Dec. 28, 1943, Hope was united in marriage to Bernard DeBauche in Green Bay. He preceded her in death on Feb. 4, 1999. Hope was a lifetime member of West Side Moravian Church and was a member of the choir. She was a very devoted mother and grandmother and especially enjoyed the time she spent with her family. Hope enjoyed flower gardening and was known as the "Flower Lady". She also enjoyed camping and traveling with her husband, Bernard, and her family in her younger days. Hope was also known as a wonderful artist.

She is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, JoAnne and Robert Ploederl, Green Bay; a son and daughter-in-law, James "Jim" and Shelley DeBauche, Town of Scott; four grandchildren, Troy Ploederl and his special friend, Tanya Powers; Amy Ploederl, Debie Ploederl, Nicole DeBauche, all of Green Bay; three great-grandchildren, Connor Frank, Samantha Ploederl, Nathan Ploederl; a brother, James Saunders, Green Bay; a sister and brother-in-law, Mae and Richard Renier, Green Bay; two sisters-in-law, Ida Mae DeBauche, Carol Saunders, both of Green Bay; several nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Bernard; her parents; a daughter, Judith Mueller; a son-in-law, Norbert Mueller; three brothers and one sister.

Friends may call at Blaney Funeral Home, 1521 Shawano Ave., from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday. The funeral service will be held at noon Saturday at the funeral home with the Rev. Marian Boyle officiating. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery at 10 a.m. Tuesday. To send online condolences, please go to www.BlaneyFuneralHome.com.

A memorial fund has been established in her name.

A special thank you goes to the nurses and staff of the Arcadia Unit at ManorCare-West for all the wonderful care given to Hope and her family.

Posted May 25, 2007

Meeuwsen, Don

Don Meeuwsen, 86, De Pere, passed away Wednesday evening, May 23, 2007, surrounded by his loving family. The son of the late Ben and Lucy (Vanda Heuvel) Meeuwsen was born Feb. 12, 1921, in Green Bay. He was a graduate of St. Norbert High School in De Pere and Badger Business College in Green Bay. Don was a decorated World War II Veteran, having served his country in the U.S. Army. He was a member of the 2nd Tank Battalion, 9th Armored Division, fought in the Battle of the Bulge, and received the Bronze Star.

On Oct. 28, 1943, he married the former Rachael Hockers at St. Boniface Catholic Church. He worked at Hockers Brick & Tile Co. Inc. for 25 years and at the State Bank of De Pere for 16 years, prior to retirement in June of 1986. He enjoyed doing bookkeeping for several area small businesses and his church for many years. An active member of St. Boniface Catholic Church, he was a member of the Holy Name Society and was a former Trustee. He was a long-time member of the De Pere Area Men's Club (formerly the Golden K). Don enjoyed fishing and attending St. Norbert and UW- Green Bay athletic events, especially basketball. Don was a wonderful family man and most especially enjoyed time spent with all the kids. He was a gentle man who had a great sense of humor.

Survivors include his wife, Rachael; eight children, Donna and Larry Babiarz, De Pere; Marge and Horace Cochran, Burr Ridge, Ill.; Nancy and Adrian Bennett, Evanston, Ill.; Tom and Betsy Meeuwsen, De Pere; Mary and Dennis Leiterman, De Pere; Mike and Kate Meeuwsen, New Franken; Tim and Dell Meeuwsen, Greenville; Steve and Lois Meeuwsen, De Pere; 18 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren; brother, Omer Meeuwsen, Green Bay; brother-in-law, John Gucciardi, Milwaukee; sister-in-law, Gladys Jacobs, De Pere; and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; one sister, Irene Gucciardi; numerous brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law as well as several nieces and nephews.

Friends may call at RYAN FUNERAL HOME, 305 N. Tenth St., De Pere from 4 to 8 p.m. (TODAY) Friday, May 25, 2007. Visitation will continue after 9:30 a.m. Saturday, May 26, 2007, at Our Lady of Lourdes Parish Family (corner of Suburban Drive and Lourdes Ave, De Pere) until time of service. A Mass of Christian Burial will be concelebrated at 10:30 a.m. at church with Father David Baeten and Father Tim Shillcox, O. Praem officiating. Burial will be in the Mt. Calvary Cemetery. Please visit www.ryanfh.com to send online condolences to the Meeuwsen family.

In lieu of other expressions of sympathy, a memorial fund will be established.

A very special thank you is extended to Dr. Jeremy Green for the many years of medical and emotional care provided to Don. The family would also like to thank the nurses and staff at Odd Fellow Home, Dr. Gerald Bayer and the staff at Green Bay Oncology, and the staff of Unity Hospice and Palliative Care for their tender loving care and compassion given to Don and his family.

Posted May 25, 2007

Melnarik, Marian M.

Marian M. Melnarik, 78, formerly of Denmark, died Thursday, May 24, 2007, at Rennes Healthcare Center. She was born June 24, 1928, in the Town of Casco, to the late Joseph and Frances (Ouradnik) Kipp. On Feb. 26, 1949, Marian married Donald Melnarik at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Casco. He preceded her in death on Nov. 12, 2003. Marian loved baking, collecting recipes and cookbooks, and was an avid reader. Don and Marian also enjoyed traveling in their motor home and were proud to say that they traveled to almost every state. They also loved taking their grandchildren camping each year — a trip which always involved playing bingo. It was also a special treat for the grandchildren to stay at grandma and grandpa's house at Shea's Lake, where grandma always made the kids special toast for breakfast.

Survivors include her five children and their families, David (Tina) Melnarik, Oconto, and his son, Matt; Wayne Melnarik, Norman, Wis., and his children, Dawn, Jane (Mike), Daniel (Melissa); Dennis (Donna) Melnarik, Green Bay, and their daughters, Lisa and Julie; Faye (Larry) Willems, De Pere, and their children, Bekki (Vlado), Heidi and Tom; Diane Melnarik, Burnsville, Minn.; six great-grandchildren, William, Katelyn, Nathaniel, Emmit, Sawyer and Immanuel. She is also survived by her sister, Frances Fenendael, Luxemburg; her brother-in-law, Merlin (LaVerne) Melnarik, Denmark; and her sister-in-law, Jean (Arnold) Wanek, Two Rivers; nieces, nephews, and other relatives.

In addition to her spouse, Donald and her parents, she was preceded in death by two great-grandchildren, Megan Pribek and Alexis Melnarik.

Friends may call on Tuesday, May 29, at Prince of Peace (Pine Grove site) from 9 to 10:30 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial 10:30 a.m. with Rev. Ron Belitz officiating. Entombment in the Shrine of the Good Shepherd Mausoleum. Proko-Wall Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements. Online condolences can be sent to the Melnarik Family at www.prokowall.com.

The family would like to express a special thank you to the doctors, nurses and staff at Rennes Healthcare Center and DaVita Dialysis Center. Your kindness and concern will always be remembered.

5/26/2007 GBPG

Posted May 26, 2007

Bartel, Fay M. (Pierquet)

Fay M. (Pierquet) Bartel, 79, Green Bay, passed away surrounded by her loving family, Thursday, May 24, 2007, at a local Green Bay hospital.

She was born Aug. 13, 1927, in Green Bay, to the late Frank and Helen (Ceasar) Pierquet.

Fay graduated in 1945 from Green Bay West High School.

On May 30, 1947, she married Bernard (Bernie) Bartel at Annunciation Church. They enjoyed 55 years together.

She was employed by Sarah Coventry Jewelry for many years and Cameo Lingerie. Fay enjoyed spending time at her cottage and playing cards, especially cribbage and sheepshead.

Survivors include her 10 children, Dennis (Jane) Bartel, Palmyra; Don (Pat) Bartel, Diane Oshefsky, Paul Bartel, and Phil (Sandy) Bartel, all of Green Bay; David (Betsy) Bartel, Duluth, Minn.; Todd (special friend, Sally) Bartel, Green Bay; Susan (Jeff) Selner, Kewaunee; Rob (Julie) Bartel and Mari (Peter) Amenson, all of Green Bay; 21 grandchildren, Chad and Kelly Bartel, Mya, Ryan and Shawn Bartel, Cynthia Riedi, Chrissie Rapajczak, Dan, Amy and Timmy Bartel, Josh and Megan Bartel, Jacob, Kevin and Steven Bartel, Katelin Selner, Jacquie and Jeffrey Chase, Bobby and Nicky Bartel, and Bart Amenson.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Bernie, on Feb. 23, 2003; one sister, Colleen; two brothers, Donald and Herdis (Perk); and her longest childhood friend, Mary Rose Ullmer.

Friends may call from 4 p.m. Sunday, May 27, at Lyndahl Funeral Home where the funeral service will take place at 7 p.m. with Deacon Robert Nooker officiating. Online condolences may be expressed at www.lyndahl.com.

Fay's family would like to expend special thanks to Dr. James Ebben and the staffs of St. Mary's Hospital, St. Vincent Hospital and Manor Care for their care and concern.

Lyndahl Funeral Home

And Cremation Services

Lombardi Ave. & Ridge Rd.

Posted May 26, 2007

VanderLinden, Sandra

Sandra VanderLinden, 66, Greenleaf, passed away Thursday morning, May 24, 2007, at her home surrounded by her family after a courageous battle with cancer. Sandy bravely battled three occurrences of cancer over the last 11 years.

She was born in Green Bay, to the late Gordon and Helen (VanEss) DeBroux on April 10, 1941. She married her beloved husband, Gerald VanderLinden, on Nov. 21, 1959; he preceded her in death on July 18, 2004. Jerry and Sandy ran the family dairy farm until selling it in 2000. One of her most treasured jobs was baby-sitting for her grandchildren. They received the best love and care that only a grandmother could provide. Sandy was a very devoted wife, mother and grandmother who cherished the family gathering.

Sandy is survived by her three children, Veronica VanderLinden, Christopher (Terri) VanderLinden, both of Greenleaf; Shari VanderLinden, Kaukauna and her special friend, Kevin Micke; nine grandchildren, Tyler Kratz, Michael VanderLinden, Matthew, Sarah and Christine VanderLinden, and Leann, Jerry, Ralph, and Dawn Geiger; one sister, Sharon (Norbert) VanderLinden; one brother, James DeBroux. She is also survived by brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Grace Calaway, Don and Donna VanderLinden, Carl and Ann VanderLinden, Mary and Dick Rottier, Richard and Julaine VanderLinden, Roger and Jeanne VanderLinden, Rose Kramer.

Besides her husband and parents, she was also preceded in death by her brothers-in-law, Ken VanderLinden, Joe Kramer and Pete Calaway.

Family and friends may call at Knutson-Cotter Funeral Home, 536 County Road R, Denmark, on Sunday, May 27, 2007, from 4 to 8 p.m. Wake service at 7:30 p.m. Visitation will continue on Monday at St. Mary's Catholic Church, Glenmore, from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Monday, at the church with the Rev. Lee Kahrs officiating. Interment will be at Allouez Catholic Cemetery

The family wishes to thank Dr. Blank, Green Bay Oncology and the 4th floor nursing staff at Bellin Hospital, especially Heather. Also thanks to Shari, Sharon and Unity Hospice for making it possible to grant Sandy's wish of being home during her final days on earth. Your care and concern during this difficult time will never be forgotten.

5/27/2007 GBPG

Posted May 27, 2007

Kieffer, Elizabeth "Betts" Herlache

Elizabeth "Betts" Herlache Kieffer, 63, Seymour, passed away at home under the care of her family and Unity Hospice following a long illness. She was born on Oct. 26, 1943, to Elvin and Alice (Daul) Swenson in Green Bay. Betts worked as a secretary at Georgia Pacific until her retirement. She married Floyd "Curly" Kieffer on June 3, 1993. She was the former secretary of the Mastiff Club of America, treasurer of the Midwest Mastiff Fanciers for 17 years, and also a member of the Packerland Kennel Club where she held a position on the board of directors.

She is survived by her father, Elvin (step-mother, Lilamae) Swenson, Green Bay; her husband, Floyd "Curly" Kieffer; two daughters, AnneMarie (Mitch) Roepcke, Kimberly and Melissa Appleton, Little Suamico; two stepdaughters, Kelly Ann (Dirk) Yarnell, Montrose, Colo. and Brigid Kieffer, Appleton (Betts was her mother since age 3); and a stepson, Michael Kieffer, Green Bay. Betts is also survived by two brothers, Thomas (Sue) Swenson, Green Bay and James (Denise) Swenson, Green Bay; and two sisters, Catherine (Thomas) Harrison, Green Bay and Jacqueline (Richard) Rezabek, Green Bay. She is also survived by one grandchild and 11 stepgrandchildren, and many nieces, nephews and friends.

She was preceded in death by her mother, Alice; a brother, John David Swenson, and a stepson, Steven Earl Kieffer.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, June 2, 2007, at 11 a.m. at the Muehl-Boettcher Funeral Home in Seymour. Visitation will take place on Friday, June 1, 2007, from 4 to 8 p.m. and on Saturday, June 2, 2007, from 10 to 11 a.m. at the funeral home. Father Marty Fox will officiate. Online condolences may be expressed at www.boettcher funeralhomes.com.

The family would like to thank Betts' doctors and her caregivers with Unity Hospice.

Posted May 27, 2007

May, Cecelia M. (Friex)

Cecelia M. (Friex) May, 90, Sturgeon Bay, died May 25, 2007, at her son's home in De Pere, surrounded by her family. She was born May 22, 1917, in Luxemburg to the late Clem J. and Laura (DeBaker) Friex. On Nov. 24, 1939, she married Virgil C. May at Corpus Christi Catholic Church. Cecelia enjoyed life to the fullest, summers painting with many first-place awards and riding her moped with the Moped Mammas. She had many hobbies including sewing, crocheting and knitting. She was quite an accomplished woman.

Survivors include her two sons, Darrel F. (Marsha J.) May and Gary D. (Elaine F.) May, all of De Pere; three grandchildren, Michelle (Bill) Thomas, Tania (Greg) Avello, and Darron B. May; two great-grandsons, Jared and Tanner Verber; a sister, Marion Klapatch, Sturgeon Bay and a brother, Donald (Jean) Friex, Sturgeon Bay; many nieces, nephews and godchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband, Virgil on March 5, 1995.

The family will receive relatives and friends at the Forbes Funeral Home in Sturgeon Bay from 5 to 8 p.m. on Monday, May 28, 2007. A prayer service will be conducted at 7:30 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. Visitation will continue on Tuesday at church from 10 a.m. until the time of service. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Tuesday, May 29, 2007, at Corpus Christi Catholic Church with the Rev. Anthony Birdsall officiating. Entombment will be at the Shrine of Good Shepherd Mausoleum, Green Bay. Online condolences may be offered from www.forbes funeralhome.com

The family would like to thank Unity Hospice for their help and compassion. We would also like to thank everyone at St. Vincent Dialysis Center and the Red Cross Drivers.

Posted May 27, 2007

Schoenebeck, Charlotte M.

Charlotte M. Schoenebeck, 77, Green Bay, died Friday, May 25, 2007. She was born May 1, 1930, in Two Rivers, to Laddie and Mercedes (Besinger) Gonia. On Jan. 27, 1967, she married Eugene Schoenebeck in Menominee, Mich. She had been employed as a secretary for a general adjustment bureau. Charlotte was a member of Annunciation Parish.

Survivors include her husband, Eugene; six children and their spouses, Charlene Meyer, Green Bay; Jeffrey and Darla Meyer, Tomah; Robert and Sandy Meyer, Green Bay; Sulynn Doeren, Naperville, Ill.; Brenda and James Forystek, Evington, Va.; Patrick and Lori Meyer, De Pere; many grandchildren and great-grandchildren; and one brother, Robert Gonia, Los Altos, Calif.

She was preceded in death by her parents and one brother, Lawrence Gonia.

Friends may call at Blaney Funeral Home, 1521 Shawano Ave., from 9 to 11 a.m. Tuesday. A Memorial Service will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home with the Rev. Donald Everts officiating. To send online condolences, please go to www.BlaneyFuneral Home.com.

Posted May 27, 2007

Tonnon, Robert L. "Bob"

Robert L. "Bob" Tonnon, was born to Eternal Life Friday, May 25, 2007, at the age of 81 years. He was born Aug. 3, 1925 to Lloyd and Viola Tonnon in Duck Creek, Wis. Robert had a deep passion for the business he began over 40 years ago, Tonnon's Ornamental Concrete Products. Throughout the years, Robert had touched many lives from the beautiful and unique artwork and designs that he created for his family, friends customers, and business'. Robert proudly served his country in the United States Navy during World War II.

Dearest father of Karen Peterson and Darlene Schaar. Proud grandpa of Troy, Renee, Brian and Tina. Great-grandpa of Levi, Taylor, Adam, Brandon, Chantel and Jesse. Dear brother of Betty Laurent and Lorraine (Marvin) Van Den Langenberg. Further survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Preceded in death by his loving wife, Gloria and his son, Michael.

Funeral Service Wednesday, May 30, 2007, at 2 p.m. at NICOLET MEMORIAL GARDENS (2770 Bay Settlement Road, Green Bay). Visitation Wednesday at the Cemetery Chapel from 1 p.m. until time of Service. Entombment Nicolet Memorial Gardens.

PEACE OF MIND

5/27/2007 Post Crescent

Posted May 27, 2007

Vander Hyden, Dorothy P. "Dottie"

Dorothy Vander Hyden, of Appleton, age 85 years, passed away peacefully with her family by her side on May 25, 2007, at Franciscan Care Center. She was born June 14, 1941, in Kaukauna, the daughter of the late George and Rose (Ebben) Scheibe. On June 14, 1941, at St. Nicholas Catholic Church in Freedom, she married William J. Vander Hyden. Dottie was a long time, charter member of St. Pius X Catholic Church. She worked for Zwicker Knitting Mill for 38 years, retiring in 1984. Dorothy loved her flower beds and her dear pets, Muffet, Andre and Heidi. She enjoyed mowing the lawn and shoveling the snow. Dottie truly enjoyed life with her many nieces, nephews and godchildren and was especially blessed by the kindness of Gary Van Wychen and Greg Brittnacher and their families.

Dottie is survived by her sisters: Edna (Jerome) Van Wychen, Kaukauna; Marion Brittnacher, Wrightstown and Margaret Burke, Savage, MN; sister-in-law, Nancy Shimek, Two Rivers. She is further survived by many loving nieces, nephews and nine godchildren.

Dorothy was preceded in death by her husband, Bill Vander Hyden on January 11, 1992, her sisters: Virginia (Harvey) Haertl and Magdalene (Gordon) Kieffer and brothers-in-law, Norbert Brittnacher and Jay Burke.

The funeral liturgy for Dorothy will be held at 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday, May 30, 2007, at ST. PIUS X CATHOLIC CHURCH, 500 W. Marquette St., Appleton, with Fr. Quinn Mann officiating. Inurnment will take place at St. Joseph Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the church on Wednesday from 10:30 a.m. until the time of mass. Memorials are appreciated to the Harbor House.

The family would like to thank the staff at Franciscan Care Center, especially Suzi for their excellent care of Dottie.

WICHMANN FUNERAL HOME

537 N. Superior St.

Appleton 920-739-1231

5/28/2007 GBPG

Posted May 28, 2007

Anderson, Mrs. Clarence F. (Elizabeth "Betty")

Mrs. Clarence F. (Elizabeth "Betty") Anderson, 96, Green Bay, died Sunday, May 27, 2007, after a long and happy life enjoying her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Born in Green Bay Aug. 16, 1910, she is the daughter of the late Jule and Mary (Jauquet) Le Capitaine. Betty married Clarence F. Anderson Nov. 16, 1935, in Green Bay, and he preceded her in death Feb. 5, 1965. After her husband's death she worked at Larsen Canning Company where she enjoyed socializing with all her friends who are awaiting her arrival in heaven. Betty lived in Green Bay her whole life as a member of Saints Peter and Paul Church and the Ladies Altar Society. She enjoyed bingo and needlework.

Betty is survived by her two daughters and sons-in-law, Carol (Peter) De Keyser and Jean (Paul) Welles, all of Green Bay; five grandchildren, Scott, Lisa, and Bryan (special friend, Shealy) De Keyser, Wendy, and Carrie Welles (special friend, Butch Wunroe); two great-grandchildren, Justice Welles and Jisselle Wunroe; nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Clarence; and brother, Le Roy Le Capitaine.

Visitation at Saints Peter and Paul Church, University Ave. at N. Baird Street, Thursday from 9 a.m. until the time of the funeral. Mass of Christian Burial Thursday 11 a.m. at Saints Peter and Paul Church. A rosary will be said in church prior to the funeral by the Ladies Altar Society. Burial at Allouez Catholic Cemetery. MALCORE (EAST) Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Visit malcorefuneralhome.com to send a condolence to the family.

The family would like to extend a special thanks to the staff of Bornemann Nursing Home for all of the special care given to our mother during her stay there.

Posted May 28, 2007

Tonnon, Robert L. "Bob"

Robert L. "Bob" Tonnon, was born to Eternal Life Friday, May 25, 2007 at the age of 81 years. He was born Aug. 3, 1925. Robert had a deep passion for the business he began over 40 years ago, Tonnon's Ornamental Concrete Products. Throughout the years, Robert had touched many lives from the beautiful and unique artwork and designs that he created for his family, friends customers, and business'. Robert proudly served his country in the United States Navy during World War II.

Dearest father of Karen Peterson and Darlene Schaar. Proud grandpa of Troy, Renee, Brian and Tina. Great-grandpa of Levi, Taylor, Adam, Brandon, Chantel and Jesse. Dear brother of Betty Laurent and Lorraine (Marvin) Van Den Langenberg. Further survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Preceded in death by his loving wife, Gloria and his son, Michael.

Funeral Service Wednesday, May 30, 2007, at 2 p.m. at NICOLET MEMORIAL GARDENS (2770 Bay Settlement Road — Green Bay). Visitation Wednesday at the Cemetery Chapel from 1 p.m. until time of Service. Entombment Nicolet Memorial Gardens.

5/29/2007 GBPG

Posted May 29, 2007

Heinrich, Glenda A.

Glenda A. Heinrich, Suamico, 70, passed away Sunday afternoon, May 27, 2007, at a local hospital. Glenda was born June 25, 1936, in Green Bay to the late Clayton and Valeria (Ahlbum) Rentmeester. Glenda was a graduate of the 1954 class of Green Bay East High School. Glenda and Harlan met in Eagle River in 1958. Harlan had his first sales territory with Benjamin Moore Paint Co. and Glenda had occasional job assignments working at the courthouse in Eagle River. Those years laid the groundwork for many happy and adventurous years. Harlan and Glenda were married in Green Bay on June 25, 1960, and resided in Eagle River. In October of 1960, Harlan was transferred to South Bend, Ind., where their daughter, Cindy, was born. In 1966, another territory change for Harlan saw the family move to Fargo, N.D., where their son, Scott, was born. In 1977, the family moved to Winfield, Ill., and in 1981 saw still another move, this time to Fort Wayne, Ind. In 1992, Harlan retired and fulfilling one of Glenda's dreams to be with family, Glenda, Harlan and son, Scott, moved to Suamico.

Every move left good and lasting friendships behind for Glenda, but presented new opportunities to build more relationships and more friends. Glenda was good at this, she had a lot of love to give and only wanted the same in return and that she got and this was the fuel that kept her going.Glenda will be missed by her family and her many friends that she made in all of the stops that she made on her journey. She won the battle, The Victory has been Won and the Gold Medal is hers.

Glenda is survived by her husband of 47 years, Harlan; her daughter, Cindy and (Michael) Albin, Willmar, Minn., and grandson, David; son, Scott and his wife, Susan (Maas), Suamico; other relatives and friends.

In addition to her parents, Glenda was preceded in death by one sister, Valerie Kabacinski.

Friends may call after 1 p.m. Tuesday, May 29, 2007, (TODAY) at Lyndahl Funeral Home, where a Service of Remembrance will take place at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Scott Malme officiating. Online condolences may be expressed at www.lyndahl .com.

The family would like to thank the staff at Rennes Rehabilitation Center, the doctors and especially the fourth floor medical teams at Bellin Hospital. Your hugs, your tears and your love and care for Glenda will never be forgotten. Thank You!

Special thanks to Pastors Toenges and Malme, and Vicar Adam Parvey from Pilgrim Lutheran Church for their many visits, prayers, and comforting words during these difficult days.

Please make donations in Glenda's memory to Pilgrim Lutheran Church, "Journey Fund".

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Posted May 30, 2007

Danoff, Richard James

Richard James Danoff, 65, Goodman, died Saturday, May 26, 2007, at University Hospital in Madison. He was born March 9, 1942, in Wausaukee, the son of John and Irene (Baye) Danoff. On Aug. 28, 1965, he married the former Patricia Pratt in Iron Mountain, Mich. They came to the Goodman area and lived there since that time. Richard was employed as a lift operator at the Goodman Lumber Mill for 30 years.

He is survived by his wife, Patricia; three sons, Richard, Jr. (Kelly), Goodman; Edward, Green Bay; Brian (Barb), Peshtigo; three daughters, Vickie (Doug) MacMurdy, Springfield, Va.; Ginger Danoff, Townsend; Becky (Casey) Strom, Calumet, Mich.; 12 grandchildren; one great-grandson; his sister, Sidone Johnson, Wausaukee; mother-in-law, Gwen Pratt, Goodman; and brothers-in-law, David (Sue) Pratt, Goodman; and Mark Grandaw, Dunbar; and nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his son, Adam; his father-in-law, Eugene Pratt; his sister-in-law, Lois Grandaw; and his brother-in-law, Larry Pratt.

Visitation will be held at St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church in Goodman on Thursday, May 31, from 9 to 11 a.m. with the funeral Mass to follow at 11. Fr. David Schmidt will be officiating. Burial will be in the Glenwood Cemetery in Goodman.

Messar Funeral Home of Wausaukee is handling the arrangements.

Posted May 30, 2007

Van Ess, Patricia (Pat Besaw)

Patricia (Pat Besaw) Van Ess, 66, Oconto, formerly of Green Bay, passed away peacefully at home, Monday morning, May 28, 2007, with her family at her side. Born on Feb. 27, 1941, in Green Bay, she is the daughter of the late John and Nellie (Vanden Heuvel) Besaw. She graduated from St. Joseph Academy, Class of 1958. On Sept. 25, 1965, Pat married Maynard Van Ess, formerly of Humboldt. Pat began her employment at A.C. Neilson, H.C. Prange Co., and retired from Psychiatric Services in 1998. After retirement she and her Maynard moved to Oconto. She enjoyed spending time with family and friends, playing cards, baking with her grandchildren and reading.

She is survived by her best friend and loving husband of 41 years, Maynard; three children, Jim Van Ess and Rodney DeQuaine, Green Bay; John Van Ess and Kim Cudnohoski, Stiles; and Jane and Don Caya, Racine; six grandchildren, Emily, Lauren and Kaitlin Caya, and Cierra, Breezi, Chynna Perdue; siblings, Marjorie Horkman, Green Bay; Donald "Gordy" and Anna Mae, Eugene, Ore.; Rosemary and Jerry DeKeyser, Dyckesville; mother-in-law, Ruby Van Ess, Oconto; four sisters-in-law, Joan Van Ess, Cathy Besaw, and Carol Besaw, Bernice Besaw, all of Green Bay; brothers-in-law, Lyle Van Ess and Clyde Van Ess, Green Bay; many nieces, nephews and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; four brothers, Roland "Dick", Gerald "Jerry", Robert "Bob" and Francis "Frank" Besaw; brothers-in-law, Elroy Van Ess, Henry "Hank" Horkman; niece, Mary Johnson; and nephew, Dick De Keyser.

Friends may call at Proko-Wall Funeral Home, 1630 E. Mason St., on Thursday after 2 p.m. until time of service. Memorial Service 4 p.m. Thursday at the Funeral Home with Fr. Tim Shillcox, O.Praem officiating. Entombment in Fort Howard Mausoleum. Online condolences may be sent to the Van Ess Family at www.prokowall.com.

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

The family would like to express a special thank you to St. Mary's ICU and 5th Floor Nursing Staff for their kind and gentle care; Nurse Practitioner Ruth Bloesl and the staff of Prevea Clinic; Heartland Hospice, especially Barb; and also her "sister" Joan Van Ess.

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Posted May 30, 2007

Lonna M. Counard

Lonna Marie Counard, age 64, died on Friday, May 25, 2007, at Wheaton Franciscan Hospital, All Saints.

She was born on Jan. 25, 1943, in Green Bay to Hubert and Erma (Gulbrand) Counard. She was employed for more than 30 years as a nurse's aide at Ridgewood Health Care until she retired in 2005.

She is survived by a half brother: Don Counard of Milwaukee; a half brother: Dale Counard of Seattle, Wash.; two sisters: Drina (Jim) Goodfellow of Berwyn, Ill., and LoAnna (Dayle) Hammens; two sisters-in-law: Emily Counard of Menomonee Falls, and Rosemary Counard of Manitowoc; and many cousins, nieces and nephews. She is further survived by longtime good friends: Kathy Vandenberg; Marcia Harrington; and Nettie Lamb. She is preceded in death by her parents; a brother: Keith Counard; and two half brothers: Cletus and Robert.

A memorial service will be held on Thursday, May 31, 2007, at 11 a.m. at Mound Cemetery Chapel, 1147 West Blvd., Racine.

Visitation will be from 10:30 a.m. until 11 a.m. at Mound Cemetery Chapel. Burial will take place later at Fort Howard Cemetery in Green Bay.

Family Options Funeral & Cremation Services, Stephen P. Casey, funeral director, is assisting the family.

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Posted May 30, 2007

Geraldine M. Zeman

Geraldine M. Zeman, age 75, of 6222 Old Y, town of Gibson, passed away peacefully with her family at her side at her residence on Monday, May 28, 2007.

She was born on May 6, 1932, in Two Rivers, to the late George and Ester Beyer LaRose, and has been a lifelong area resident. She worked as an LPN for the Manitowoc Memorial Hospital, and after working there, she married Harvey James Zeman and raised their family of five while working on the family farm in the town of Gibson. After raising their family, she resumed her nursing career by working as a Private Family Home Care Nurse. She was an active member of St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church in the town of Gibson and was a member of the Ladies Aide of the church. She and her husband of 51 years enjoyed traveling and dancing.

Geraldine is survived by her husband: Harvey; two sons and daughters-in-law: Greg and Diane Zeman of Deforest; Jeff and Chris Zeman of Maribel; three daughters and sons-in-law: Sandy and Paul Ryder of Deltona, Fla.; Peggy and Dan Simmer of Manitowoc; Maria and Mark Skubal of New Franken, 11 grandchildren: Ashley, Amber, Bradley and Aubrey Ryder; Jenny, Alicia and Crystal Simmer; Tristan, and Paige Skubal; Collin and Evan Zeman; three stepgrandchildren: Raymond, Anna and Smedly. She is further survived by one sister-in-law: Marcella Straka of Mishicot; and one brother-in-law: Hank Zeman of Mishicot; nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by one son: Glen; and her brother: Donald LaRose.

Relatives and friends may call after 10 a.m. on Friday, June 1, 2007, at St. John''s Evangelical Lutheran Church in the town of Gibson.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at the church, with the Rev. Maurice L. Hoppe officiating, with entombment in the Knollwood Mausoleum, Highway 310, in Manitowoc. A memorial fund has been established in her name.

The Lambert-Eckert Funeral Home of Mishicot is assisting the Zeman family with funeral arrangements.

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May 30, 2007

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Posted May 31, 2007

Stache, Marion D.

Marion D. Stache, 84, Green Bay, passed away unexpectedly Tuesday, May 30, 2007.

Friends may call after 9:30 a.m. Saturday, June 2, 2007, at Nicolet Memorial Park and Mausoleum, 2770 Bay Settlement Road, until the funeral service at 11 a.m. with Rev. Wil Tabb officiating. A full obituary will appear in Fridays Edition. RYAN FUNERAL HOME, De Pere, is in care of arrangements.

Posted May 31, 2007

VanDreel, Michael J. "Mike"

Michael J. "Mike" VanDreel, 46, died Tuesday, May 30, 2007, after a courageous battle with cancer.

He was born April 5, 1961, in Green Bay, to William and Dorothy (Tilly) VanDreel.

Mike worked as a home builder at Victoria Millworks Inc., for 27 years with his long-time friend, Wayne Dombrowicki. He enjoyed woodworking and carpentry.

Mike will be missed by his longtime special friend, Gail Smith; her daughter, Teri Boncher; a granddaughter, Lateacia Smith; his father, William VanDreel; a brother, Mark VanDreel; two sisters and brothers-in-law, Linda and John Rothbauer, Judy and Dave Hill; nieces and nephews; other relatives and many friends.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Dorothy VanDreel.

A celebration of Mike's life will be held at Blaney Funeral Home, 1521 Shawano Ave., from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday. Burial will be in Fort Howard Memorial Park. To send on-line condolences, please visit www.BlaneyFuneralHome.com.

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

The VanDreel family extends a special thank you to Dr. Jules Blank and his staff and the staffs at St. Vincent Hospital Oncology Department and Heartland Home Health Care and Hospice.

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Posted May 31, 2007

Robert W. Groh

Robert W. Groh, age 76, of Bowler, formerly of the St. Nazianz area, died Tuesday, May 29, 2007, at Wausau Hospital.

He was born on June 27, 1930, in St. Nazianz, son of the late Edward and Lorena Christel Groh. Robert attended St. Gregory Grade School and was a 1948 graduate of Valders High School. He was a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corp., proudly serving his country during the Korean War. On April 16, 1955, he married Carol Kuester at St. Gregory Catholic Church, St. Nazianz. Carol preceded him in death in November 1992. In June 1997, he married Betty Gerber at St. Gregory Catholic Church, St. Nazianz. He had previously worked at Endries Excavating and Braunel Plumbing, Manitowoc. Robert also worked at Green Bay Area Plumbers and Steam Fitters Union until his retirement, due to health concerns. He also worked part-time at Stoer Dairy and Marco Manor. Robert was a former member of St. Gregory's Catholic Church, St. Nazianz, and was a member of the AMVETS Post 99, Manitowoc. He enjoyed spending time with his kids and grandkids and woodworking.

Survivors include his wife: Betty Bowler; his children: Don (Lou Ann) Groh, Two Rivers; Sue Groh and special friend, Joey Golden, Manitowoc; Cathy Baumann, Milwaukee; Nancy Lausted; Lee Gerber, Dan Gerber, Rick Gerber; Sharon (Terence) Ow; and Christine (Patrick) Phelps. He is further survived by his grandchildren: Michelle DeWitt and special friend, Tommy VanSelow; Mike DeWitt and fiancee, Bobbi Van den Hoy; Shawn DeWitt, Sergeant Joshua (Theresa) DeWitt, Chad DeWitt; Ryan Groh and special friend, Hanna; Jovan Golden; Kayla Baumann; Kyle Henrickson; Ricky Gerber, Eddie Gerber; Grace Ow; one great-grandchild: Kira DeWitt; one brother: Edward Jr. (Betty) Groh, New Holstein; one sister-in-law: Marie Groh, St. Nazianz; other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by one sister: Julie Russell; and two brothers: Paul and Jerome Groh.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, June 2, 2007, at Meiselwitz-Vollstedt Funeral Home, 815 Sixth St., Kiel, with the Rev. Wayne Bittner officiating. Burial will take place in the Kiel City Cemetery.

Friends may call at the funeral home on Friday from 5 until 8 p.m. and on Saturday at the funeral home from 10 a.m. until the time of service.

A memorial has been established for Marco Manor, Manitowoc.

Send online condolences to www.meiselwitzfh.com.

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May 31, 2007

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Posted May 31, 2007

Van Lankvelt, Lorraine M.

Lorraine M. Van Lankvelt, Little Chute, died unexpectedly at her home Monday May 28, 2007. Lorraine was born in Little Chute on July 24, 1925, to the late Arnold and Margaret (Romenesko) Vanden Boogart. On October 27, 1945, she married Peter Van Lankvelt at St. John Nepomucene Catholic Church, where she was a lifelong member. Lorraine was employed as a cook and waitress and has worked at Tony Wonders and Chef Bill's (now Mark's East Side) prior to working at Piggly Wiggly. She loved to cook and will be especially remembered for her Christmas candies and cookies, highly prized by those who were fortunate enough to have tasted them. Lorraine also enjoyed crocheting, played bingo and cards and working word search games and puzzles. She was also a regular at Curves. Always very generous, no one ever left Lorraine's home empty handed. Upon visits with Lorraine she would often say, "Have some more" or "Are you sure you have had enough to eat". And she would always send a "little" home with you when you left. Lorraine will be fondly remembered for her kindness and generosity to others. Lorraine was a very loving mother, grandmother and great grandmother. She believed that nothing was more important than family.

Lorraine is survived by her husband of 61 years, Peter; their children: Nancy (Jerry) Schoepel, Menasha; Gary (Mary Beth), Appleton; Gail (Mike) Berken, De Pere; Vicki (Paul) Trader, Menasha; and Conni (Tony) Dorin, Appleton; grandchildren: Erik (fiancee Jessica Grant) and Alison Van Lankvelt, Craig (Denise) and Aaron (special friend Heather Dolan) Berken, Jason (fiancee Alissa Berg) Trader, Alexandra and Crystal Dorin; great grandchildren: Taylor Watermolen, Amanda and Cory Berken; sister and brothers: Dorothy (Walter "Buck") Rutten, Martin (Martha) and Robert (Gloria) Vanden Boogart; brothers and sisters-in-law: Henry "Hank" (LaVerne) Van Lankvelt, Frances Van Nuland, Dorothy (Casey) Lamers, Margaret (Ranier) Depies, Angela (Leo) Campbell, Janet and Shirley Van Lankvelt; and aunt, Stella Sanders. She is further survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

In addition to her parents, Lorraine was preceded in death by brothers-in-law: Bernard and Phillip Van Lankvelt and Pete Van Nuland.

The Funeral Mass will be at 5:00 p.m. Friday June 1, 2007, at St. John Nepomucene Catholic Church with the Rev. James Hablewitz officiating. Visitation will be held Friday after 2:00 p.m. until the time of Mass directly at church. Committal St. John Cemetery, Little Chute. In lieu of flowers a memorial will be established.

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