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3/1/2008 Door County Advocate

Posted March 1, 2008

Michael Virlee

Michael Joseph Virlee, 67, Sturgeon Bay, died Friday, Feb. 29, 2008, at the Unity Hospice Residence in De Pere.

He was born Jan. 16, 1941, in Sturgeon Bay, to Lawrence and Genevieve (Pfeifer) Virlee.

Dec. 28, 1963, he married Paula McGrath in Marshfield. She preceded him in death Jan. 17, 2007.

Mike worked a number of years at Peterson Builders Inc. He later spent much of his time rehabilitating and renting real estate. Most recently, Mike co-owned and operated a flooring store, the Little Shop of Rems.

He was an avid walker and enjoyed walking on Bay Shore Drive.

Survivors include his two children, Jeffrey (Maria) Virlee, Neenah, and Beth Virlee, Green Bay; one granddaughter, Stella Virlee; a brother, Richard (Sharon) Virlee; and a sister, Janice Virlee, all of Sturgeon Bay.

Private services will be conducted at St. Joseph Cemetery Mausoleum.

Friends are invited to attend a memorial reception at Mike’s home, 4414 Bay Shore Drive, from 4-7 p.m. Wednesday, March 5.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are requested to Unity Hospice, 2366 Oak Ridge Circle, De Pere, WI 54115.

Forbes Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Online condolences may be offered at www.forbesfuneralhome.com

3/1/2008 GBPG

Posted March 1, 2008

Kaiser Jr., Henry

Henry Kaiser Jr., 71, Suamico, died unexpectedly Thursday, Feb. 28, 2008.

The son of the late Henry and Alice (Peters) Kaiser Sr. was born Jan. 22, 1937, in the town of Suamico.

He married Suzanne Pagel on Oct. 13, 1956, at St. Benedict Church.

Henry was employed by James River Corp. for almost 40 years before retiring in 1995. Through the years, he served St. Benedict Church as an usher and volunteer for the parish picnic. Henry was a member of the Knights of Columbus Duck Creek Council #6279. During his retirement, he enjoyed fly-fishing, hunting, going up north, going to the casino, cutting wood and vacations with family and friends.

Survivors include his wife of 51 years, Suzanne; daughter and son-in-law, Jodi and William (Bill) Wry, grandson, Andrew (Andy) Wry, all of Black Creek; one brother, Gerald (Carol) Kaiser, Oconto Falls; sister-in-law, Kathleen (Kaiser) LeMere, Suamico; uncle, Victor Peters. Further survived by brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Rita (Norm) Tilque, Sarah (Ray) Delvoye, Janice (Gary) DuChateau, Karen (Gary) Toellner, Michael (Lynn) Pagel, David Pagel (friend Becky); many nieces, nephews and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Francis (Fern) Kaiser, Robert Kaiser; infant brother, Richard Kaiser; sister, Marion Kaiser; father and mother-in-law, Andrew and Catherine Pagel.

A celebration of his life with a visitation will be held at the Pfotenhauer Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Howard-Suamico location, 1145 Cardinal Lane, on Sunday, March 2, from 4 until 8 p.m. and after 9:30 a.m. Monday at St. Benedict Catholic Church, Suamico. Knights of Columbus and parish prayer service 6:30 p.m. at the funeral home. Mass of Christian Burial 10:30 a.m. Monday at the church with Father Gary Dantinne officiating. Burial in St. John the Baptist Cemetery, Howard.

Online condolences are welcome at www.PfotenhauerFuneralHome.com.

PFOTENHAUER

Funeral Home-Cremation

(920) 434-2060

A Tradition of Excellence

Posted March 1, 2008

Mastalir, Joseph

Joseph Mastalir, 80, Casco, passed away peacefully at home on Thursday, Feb. 28, 2008.

He was born March 16, 1927, in Kewaunee to the late Gerald and Pauline (Boudnik) Mastalir.

Along with his wife, Pat, Joe farmed in Casco, until retiring. He also worked in commercial manufacturing.

Joe served his country in the Navy during World War II. He enjoyed various sports. Joe was a member of Holy Trinity Holy Name Society, a member of Carlton Legion Post and also the Knights of Columbus.

He married Patricia Koss on Oct. 22, 1949, at Holy Trinity Catholic Church, Casco.

He is survived by his wife, Patricia; his children, Joseph A. (Lisa) Mastalir, Jim (Debbie) Mastalir, Greg Mastalir, Richard (Jackie) Mastalir, Maria (Darrel) LeCloux, Mark Mastalir, Meg (Bill) Kline, Blaine Mastalir, Chris Mastalir; his grandchildren, Anthony (Danielle), Michael (Dayna) Mastalir, Sherri (Steve) Rubringer, Tina (Scott) Srnka, Tracy (Adam) Romdenne, Jenna Mastalir, Marissa, Rochelle, Brooke, Shannon Mastalir, Jon, Ryan, Heather LeCloux, Jenny, Laura, Sara, Erin, Carrie Kline; 11 great-grandchildren; a brother, Gerald Mastalir; two sisters, Carol (Bill) Klug, Marilyn Mastalir; a great-aunt, Ruth Mastalir.

He was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Jessica Mastalir.

Friends may call at Wiesner-Massart, Casco, on Sunday from 4 to 8 p.m. and again Monday morning at the funeral home until 10 a.m. Wake service 7 p.m. Sunday evening. Funeral 10:30 a.m. on Monday at Holy Trinity Catholic Church, Casco, with Fr. Milton Suess officiating. Burial in Holy Trinity Cemetery.

Posted March 1, 2008

Monfils, Darrell Joseph

Darrell Joseph Monfils, 79, Luxemburg, died Monday, Feb. 25, 2008, at Anna's House in New Franken.

Born in the town of Gardner, Jan. 30, 1929, he is the son of the late Fabian and Rose (Gerondale) Monfils.

Darrell married the former Madeline Zehms, Feb. 7, 1948, in Green Bay.

He worked 34 years at Procter & Gamble retiring in 1989. Darrell enjoyed woodworking, hunting, fishing, and loved playing with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

He is survived by his wife, Madeline, Luxemburg; four daughters and three sons-in-law, Susan Gezella (special friend, Bill Anderson), Denmark; Cyndie (Bruce) Soquet, New Franken; Janet (Mike) Sigmund, Denmark; and Lori (Michael) Schulz, Green Bay; three sons and two daughters-in-law, Randy (Cindy) Monfils, Fischer, Texas; Robert (special friend, Maureen Kowaleski) Monfils, Green Bay; and Richard (Jill) Monfils, De Pere; nine grandchildren, Michelle (Todd), Jenny (special friend, Ed), Becky (special friend, John), Kim, Christopher, Ryan, Jacob, Dakota, and Justin; five great-grandchildren, Austin, Alex, Rylee, Madisen, and Darrell John; brother and sister-in-law, Wilfred (Betty) Monfils, Grand Marsh; three sisters and two brothers-in-law, Grace Mueller, Baileys Harbor; Marie (Cary) Zarnoth, Green Bay; and Agnes (Jack) Curry, Newburg; nieces and nephews.

Darrell was preceded in death by his parents; son, Darrell Jr.; brother, Elmer Monfils; brother-in-law, Harry Mueller.

Visitation at MALCORE (East) Funeral Home, University Ave. at Baird Street, (please note change) Sunday from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday's visitation will continue at the funeral home from 11 a.m. until the time of the memorial service. Memorial Service Monday 1 p.m. at the funeral home with the Rev. Ronald Belitz officiating. Burial at Allouez Catholic Cemetery. Visit www.malcorefuneralhome.com to send an online condolence to the family.

The family would like to extend a special thanks to Tammy and the staff of Anna's House and Aurora VNA Hospice for all of the special care given to our father during this difficult time.

Posted March 1, 2008

Paye, Mr. Ira

Mr. Ira Paye, 89, Dyckesville, died unexpectedly Wednesday morning, Feb. 27, 2008, at McCormick Place assisted living facility in Green Bay, where he has lived since December 2007.

He was born Aug. 5, 1918, to the late Eli and Fannie (Henry) Paye.

Ira graduated from East High School in 1935 and on Sept. 16, 1941, he married Renia Dalebroux at St. Odile Church, Thiry Daems. She preceded him in death May 21, 2005.

He worked as a ship builder in Sturgeon Bay, Wis., before going into the Navy to serve our country in World War II. He was honorably discharged and returned home to work at Olson's Trailer and Body as a welder and operated an independent insurance agency out of his home until his retirement at 62 years of age.

He was a member of St. Louis Parish in Dyckesville and was an usher there for 50 years, as well as a member of the American Legion Ralph Kline Post 262, Luxemburg. Ira loved to fish for perch on the bay and play cards with his family and many friends. He was a gifted poker player. He was a wonderful father and grandfather, had a heart of gold and was the most unselfish and positive person we will ever know. The cup was always half full with Ira, never half empty. He has left this world a better place and earned his spot in heaven.

Survivors include four children, Dr. Lyle (Jonie) Paye, Dr. Randall (Laura) Paye, all of Green Bay; Dennis (Joan) Paye, Nevada; Mary (Robert) Borland, Madison; six grandchildren, Jennifer (Matt) Cambio, Morgan and Abby Paye, Sara and Kathleen Paye, and Lindsay Borland; three great-grandchildren, Joseph, Nicholas and William Cambio.

Ira was preceded in death by one brother, Russell Paye; and his brothers-in-law and sister-in-law, Fred, John, Walter Dalebroux and Ceil Bredeal; his father-in-law and mother-in-law, Ernst and Celina Dalebroux.

Friends may call at the McMAHON FUNERAL HOME, LUXEMBURG, 3 to 7 p.m. Sunday, March 2, 2008. American Legion Ralph Kline Post 262 Memorial service 6 p.m. Closing prayer service 7 p.m, Sunday, with Sister Marlene Dimmerling, parish director. Visitation will continue between 9:45 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. Monday at St. Louis Church, Dyckesville. Funeral 11 a.m. at the Church with Rev. Richard Mauthe officiating. Entombment will be private. Full military rites following the funeral Mass at the Church. Online messages of sympathy may be e-mailed to mcmahonfh@centurytel.net.

The family wishes to thank the wonderful relatives, friends and neighbors that supported Ira and brought him so much joy over the years, along with Dr. John Rank and the Staff at McCormick Place.

Posted March 1, 2008

Van Drisse, Vernon J.

Vernon J. Van Drisse, 84, Green Bay, died peacefully at a nursing home on Feb. 26, 2008, surrounded by family.

Visitation Monday at Shrine of the Good Shepherd Mausoleum, 2770 Bay Settlement Road, in the chapel from 1 p.m. until the time of memorial service. Memorial service 2 p.m. Monday at Shrine of the Good Shepherd Mausoleum with Rev. Ken De Groot, O. Praem., officiating. Entombment at Shrine of the Good Shepherd Mausoleum. MALCORE (East) Funeral Home & Crematory is assisting the family, 432-5579.

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

Posted March 1, 2008

Voelker, Dorothy Frances

Dorothy Frances Voelker, 93, Green Bay, passed away Thursday, Feb. 28, 2008, after a long illness.

She was born in 1914, the sixth child of Mary (Vetter) and William Sweeney.

She graduated from St. Patrick Grade School and St. Joseph Academy in 1932. Dorothy was a swimming and diving champion and worked at the Columbus Club where she taught many people in Green Bay how to swim.

In 1938, she married Harvey Voelker and became a mother of three daughters and a homemaker with many skills. Her family enjoyed many years at their cottage on Waubee Lake. She volunteered her time to St. Patrick Church's First Friday breakfasts, the Saint Ann Society and to coaching girls basketball. Gardening, baking, sewing, smocking, upholstering, making hats, doing crossword puzzles, reading and swimming were some of her interests.

After Harvey retired, he and Dorothy moved to Sanlan Ranch in Lakeland, Fla., for 6 months of the year. Dorothy joined a singing group that entertains in the Lakeland area. She also rode her bicycle, swam most afternoons and enjoyed snowbird life for 18 years before her health failed.

She is survived by her daughters, Virginia (Fred) Thompson, Schenectady, N.Y.; Mary Lou Kuske, Green Bay; Barbara (Dr. Daniel) Wochos, Scottsdale, Ariz.; her grandchildren, Mark and Craig Kuske, Heather (Ted) Raymond, Matthew (Karen) Wochos, Erin Wochos, Elizabeth and Eric Thompson; seven great-grandchildren; a sister-in-law, Kathleen Simons; many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Mary and William Sweeney; her husband, Harvey; two sisters, Alice Blahnik, Agnes "Dolly" DeLair; a brother, William Sweeney; and a son-in-law, Jerry Kuske.

Friends may call at St. Patrick Catholic Church, 211 N. Maple Ave., from 10 to 11 a.m. Monday. The Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at the church with the Rev. Ralph Merkatoris, a long time friend, officiating. Burial will be in Fort Howard Memorial Park. To send online condolences, please go to www.BlaneyFuneralHome.com.

Memorial donations may be made to Western Village Garden Fund, 1640 Shawano Ave., Green Bay, WI 54303, or to Heartland Hospice, 1145 West Main Ave., Suite 205, De Pere, WI 54115.

The family is most grateful for the loving care Dorothy received from her loving husband, Harvey, her daughter, Mary Lou, the staff of the 100 wing of Western Village, Dr. Robert Wampler, her physician as well as Harvey's, and Heidi, Krista, Crystal and Eileen of Heartland Hospice. Thank you.

Blaney Funeral Home is assisting the family.

3/1/2008 Herald Times Reporter

Posted March 1, 2008

Violet M. Brockhoff

Mrs. Joseph (Violet) M. Brockhoff, age 91, of 5716 Highway 310, Manitowoc, died on Thursday, Feb. 28, 2008, at Holy Family Memorial Medical Center, Manitowoc.

Violet was born on June 23, 1916, in the town of Kossuth, daughter of the late Peter and Sophia (Mailand) Kleman. She married Joseph Brockhoff on Feb. 8, 1938, at St. Anne Catholic Church in Francis Creek. Violet was a member of St. Anne Catholic Church and St. Anne Altar Society. She enjoyed gardening, baking and cooking.

Survivors include her husband: Joseph Brockhoff, rural Manitowoc; two granddaughters: Sue Hodas and her son, Shane Johnson, Sheboygan, and Judi (Rob) Diener, Manitowoc; five sisters-in-law: Sister Veronica Brockhoff, Manitowoc; Audrey (Joe) Samz, Mishicot; Annette (Bill) Samz, Manitowoc; Janet Brockhoff, Francis Creek; and Ann Kleman, Manitowoc. Nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends also survive. She was preceded in death by her daughter: JoAnn Hodas; two sisters; one brother; eight brothers-in-law; and four sisters-in-law.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, March 3, 2008, at St. Anne Catholic Church, Francis Creek. The Rev. Paul Paider will celebrate the Mass of Christian Burial, with burial to follow at Evergreen Cemetery.

Relatives and friends may call at the church on Monday from 9 a.m. until the time of Mass at 11 a.m.

The Reinbold & Pfeffer Family Funeral Home of Manitowoc is assisting the Brockhoff family.

Violet's family would like to extend a special thank you to the nurses on the fifth floor at Holy Family Memorial Medical Center, especially Nan Oswald and Donna Knox, and also thank Sister Jean Herman for her comforting care.

Herald Times Reporter

March 1, 2008

3/1/2008 Post Crescent

Posted March 1, 2008

Pieters, William J.

William J. Pieters, age 56, of Kaukauna, died peacefully on Thursday, February 28, 2008, at St. Elizabeth Hospital after a 24-year battle with paralysis. He was born February 12, 1952, in Kaukauna to the late Victor Pieters and Elizabeth (Maes) Pieters. Bill owned and operated Tiger Trax Tavern in Kaukauna until 1983 when he was paralyzed as the result of a diving accident. He was an avid NASCAR and football fan and also enjoyed his German Shepherd "Greta."

He is survived by his mother, Elizabeth, Kaukauna; a daughter, Rachel Pieters; a son, Jason Pieters; a grandson, Cole William Pieters; two brothers: Joe (Gloria) Pieters, Boyceville, WI; and Tom (Deb) Pieters, Kaukauna; three sisters: Rose (Jim) Hooyman, Phoenix, AZ; Jean (Gerry) Ebben, Kaukauna; and Tess (Bobby) Martin, Greenleaf; and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his father, Victor; and a son, Chad.

It was William's wish to be cremated. Memorial Services will be held at 7 p.m. on Monday, March 3, 2008, at BOETTCHER FAMILY FUNERAL HOME, Kaukauna. Friends may call at the Funeral Home from 5 p.m. until time of service. In lieu of flowers a memorial fund is being established in his name. 920-766-2099.

Posted March 1, 2008

Schomisch, Loretta J.

Loretta J. Schomisch, formerly of Kimberly, age 91, died Wednesday, February 27, 2008, at St. Paul Home. She was born July 12, 1916, in the Town of Brothertown, daughter of the late Phillip and Katherine (Nadler) Nett. On June 7, 1937, Loretta married Martin E. Schomisch at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Sherwood. They farmed and raised their family in the town of Stockbridge. The couple enjoyed 24 years of marriage prior to Martin's death in 1962. Her family was her life and she devoted countless hours caring for them. She was an excellent seamstress and cook, "Grandma Cookie." Loretta had a green thumb and enjoyed tending her rose garden. She was a long time member of Holy Name of Jesus Parish (Holy Spirit) where she was involved in the charitable work of the Mission Ladies.

She is survived by five daughters: Alice Lemmers, Kimberly; Ann Lemmers, Appleton; Kathleen (John) Geyer, Kaukauna; Joan (John) Van Roy, Kimberly; and Jane (Leon) Hoepner, Butte des Morts; 15 grandchildren: Joseph, James (Tresa) and Jackie (Joe Sulima) Lemmers; Daniel (special friend Terri Maas), Darrell (Monica) and David (Kelly) Lemmers; Andrew (Cami) and Matthew (fiance Sheri) Lemmers; Kathleen, Ryan (fiance Amy), Erin Van Roy, Leah (Eric) Grant; Jessica (Jon) Lackey, Heather Johnson and Heath Hoepner; 15 great-grandchildren; a brother, Donald (Barbara) Nett, Appleton; and a sister-in-law, Agnes Nett, Kimberly; numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband Martin E.; a son David; two sons-in-law, Leo and Thomas Lemmers; four brothers: Herman (Regina), Sylvester (Rose and Zelda), Martin and Leonard Nett; two sisters: Evelyn (Al) Ritzke and Leoba (Elmer) Bornemann; and her long-time friend Joseph Bouressa.

The Mass of Christian Burial will be at 12 noon on Monday, March 3, 2008, at Holy Spirit Parish at Holy Name of Jesus Catholic Church, Kimberly, with Fr. David Beaudry officiating. Relatives and friends will be received at church on Monday, March 3 at 10 a.m. until the time of service. In lieu of flowers, a memorial has been established for the Holy Spirit Mission Ladies. The Boettcher Family Funeral Home, Kaukauna (920-766-2099) is assisting the family.

3/2/2008 GBPG

Posted March 2, 2008

Barrett (Dury), Bernice Katherine

Bernice Katherine (Dury) Barrett, 78, passed away at her home in Oconto, Feb. 29, 2008. She was born to the late Edmond and Katherine (Tassoul) Dury on Jan. 20, 1930, in Green Bay.

She is survived by one sister, Rita Segersin, Green Bay; one brother, Elmer Dury, Green Bay; one son, Dean Dury, Oconto; and special mention of nieces, nephews and friends, Elmer and Michelle Dury, Jr., Raymond and Chris Loberger, Harold and Sandra Cretton, Charlie Gantz, Pete, Bobbie, Hannah, Hailey, Eddie, Missy Angel, Rita, Joyce, Ray; and so many others that know who they are. She will also be sadly missed by her pets, Tuffy and Louie.

Special thanks to the doctors and nurses of Bellin Hospital, Green Bay, Unity Hospice and Dr. Joseph Dobson and his staff.

"After all these years the truth is out, Mom was older than the 36 years she always claimed to be. Her wish was to be cremated and laid to rest next to her brother, Roger. Mom will soon be resting with 'Unk.' "

Rhodes-Charapata Funeral Home, Oconto, is assisting the family

Posted March 2, 2008

Dimmer (Helgerson), Marion L.

Marion L. (Helgerson) Dimmer, 89, Green Bay, died peacefully at home Friday, Feb. 29, 2008, surrounded by the love of her family. Born Sept. 23, 1918, in Green Bay, she was the daughter of the late Henry and Louise (Cleerman) Helgerson. Marion was a graduate of West High School. She worked for her father's business, Helgerson Plumbing, prior to her marriage. She married Damian "Slim" Dimmer on Oct. 3, 1943, at SS. Peter and Paul Church and he preceded her in death on July 14, 1995. Marion dedicated her life to her family as a wonderful wife, mom, grandma and great-grandma. She always wanted more for her children than for herself. Marion enjoyed horseback riding and dancing in her younger years. Later in life, her interests were playing cards, cheering for the Packers, camping and spending time up north with her family. Marion also enjoyed working crossword puzzles and watching her favorite game shows.

She is survived by two sons and daughters-in-law, Donald and Evelyn Dimmer and their children, Denine (Tom) Landwehr, Dana (Todd) Van Lannen; David and Diane Dimmer and their children, Dustin Dimmer (special friend, Krista Corsten), Derek Dimmer (special friend, Kari Haven); two great-grandchildren, Tristan and Maryn Landwehr; several nieces and nephews.

Also preceded in death by four sisters and brothers-in-law, Leona and Floyd Peters, Hazel and Lawrence Van, Thelma and Maynard La Fortune, Ruth and Alvin Carter; one brother and sister-in-law, Art and Louise Helgerson.

Friends may call at MALCORE (East) Funeral Home, University Avenue at Baird Street, Tuesday from 4 to 8 p.m. Visitation will continue Wednesday at Trinity Lutheran Church, 330 South Broadway, from 10 a.m. until the time of the service. Memorial service 11 a.m. Wednesday at the church with Pastor Michael Baucom officiating. Burial in Allouez Catholic Cemetery.

A special thank you to her very best friend, Ruth Fritz, for her 26 years of constant love and companionship and for all the special things she did for our mom. The endless meals and desserts she provided with special care and love and all the good times you shared together meant so very much to Mom. Thanks also to Ruth's family Ron, Sue and Natalie, and Becky and Jeff, for the meals and friendship they provided when she needed it the most. Special thanks to her friend, Dale Zehren, for his daily visits for coffee and conversation and for the years of snow removal and odd jobs when she needed something done. She loved all of you very much. Thanks also to everyone at Unity Hospice for the great and extra special care they provided for us. You made her last days very peaceful and comfortable.

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

Posted March 2, 2008

Jones, Catherine A.

Catherine A. Jones, 59, Sturgeon Bay, was called home on Thursday, Feb. 28, 2008, at St. Vincent Hospital in Green Bay. She was born June 11, 1948 in Sturgeon Bay, the daughter of Richard and Mary Jane (McCormick) Conlon. She graduated from Sturgeon Bay High School in 1966. Cathy graduated as a Lab Tech from Sheboygan Technical College (now Lakeshore Technical Institute). She had worked at St. Vincent's Hospital in Green Bay, and in the Sturgeon Bay High School District Office. On April 26, 1969, she married Edward Thomas Jones at St. Peters Lutheran Church in Sturgeon Bay. She was member of St. Peters Lutheran Church.

Survivors include her husband, Ed, Sturgeon Bay; three dear children, Tim (Gina) and their daughter, Mackenzie, Sturgeon Bay; John, Fort Meyers, Fla.; Jennifer, Sturgeon Bay; her mother, Mary Conlon, brother, Terry (Becky) Conlon, both of Sturgeon Bay; sister-in-law, Judy (Terry) O'Grady, Green Bay; and mother-in-law, Lauretta Jones, Sturgeon Bay.

Preceding her in death was her father, Richard Conlon, and father-in-law, Art Jones.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday at St. Peters Lutheran Church with Rev. Larry Zessin officiating.Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. on Monday at Huehns Funeral Home, and at the church on Tuesday from 10 a.m. until the time of services at 11 a.m. An evening devotion will be held at 7:45 p.m. on Monday at Huehns Funeral Home.

Memorials may be given in her name.

Sign online guest register and leave condolences at www.huehnsfuneralhome.com

Posted March 2, 2008

Kranz, Gracie (Doyen)

Gracie (Doyen) Kranz, passed away Feb. 27, in South Dakota. She was the daughter of Ben and Ida Doyen of Green Bay.

Gracie is survived by her husband, Stanley; a daughter, Joan; two sons, Tim and Roger Kranz and their family; one sister, Agnes Doyen Le Mere.

Gracie was preceded in death by her parents, Ida and Ben Doyen; a sister, Elizabth Doyen; a sister, Theresa and Jake Lutzow; two brothers, Victor and Marie Doyen, Jim and Phyliss Doyen.

She will be buried in South Dakota.

Posted March 2, 2008

Monfils, Darrell Joseph

Darrell Joseph Monfils, 79, Luxemburg, died Monday, Feb. 25, 2008, at Anna's House in New Franken. Visitation at MALCORE (East) Funeral Home, University Ave. at Baird Street, (please note change) Sunday (TODAY) from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday's visitation will continue at the funeral home from 11 a.m. until the time of the memorial service. Memorial Service Monday 1 p.m. at the funeral home with the Rev. Ronald Belitz officiating. Burial at Allouez Catholic Cemetery. Visit www.malcorefuneralhome.com to send an online condolence to the family.

Posted March 2, 2008

Van Hoof, Norb

Norb Van Hoof, 76, Kaukauna, passed away on Thursday, Feb. 28, 2008, at Theda Clark Hospital in Neenah. Norb was born in Kaukauna, on Aug. 19, 1931, son of the late John and Rose (Green) Van Hoof. On Aug. 24, 1954, he married the former Elizabeth Ambrosius at St. Boniface Church in De Pere. Three years prior to their marriage, Norb had purchased the family farm from his father. Together, he and Liz farmed until 1988. During those years, his herds won many awards. In 1988, the couple moved into Kaukauna. Norb continued to be active in the farming industry by working as a sales representative for various feed mills in the area. Several times, his sales records made him a member of the "500 Bushel Club" where one of the perks was travel. He and Liz wore out three passports over the years, traveling the world over. Norb will be remembered by all as having a quick wit and always having a joke to share. He was an avid fan of the Green Bay Packers, enjoyed golf, playing cards, snowmobiling, spending time up north with family and friends, and traveling. Some of his fondest memories came from the many breakfasts and "important meetings" that were held at the D & G Restaurant in Greenleaf.

Norb is survived by his wife, Liz Van Hoof, Kaukauna; three children, Terry (Chris) Van Hoof, Freedom and their daughters, Ashley, Alisha, and Amanda; Patricia (John) Bauernfeind, Stevens Point and their children, Nichole and Conner; and Steve Van Hoof, Green Bay; two brothers, Joe (Cathy) Van Hoof, Hollandtown; and Don Van Hoof, Kaukauna; three sisters, Lillian (Tony) Van Wychen, Kaukauna; Ann DeCoster, Little Chute; and Marian Ragen, Kaukauna. He is also survived by Liz's brothers and sisters and their spouses, Betty Ambrosius, De Pere; Ida (John) Bildings, De Pere; George Ambrosius, De Pere; Toots (Bill) Lancelle, De Pere; and Bernie Ambrosius, Kaukauna.

Norb was preceded in death by his parents; by Liz's parents George and Mathilda (Minten) Ambrosius; brothers-in-law, Larry DeCoster, Red Ragen, Ted Ambrosius, and John Van Wychen; and sisters-in-law, Hattie Van Wychen and Doris Ambrosius.

The funeral liturgy for Norb will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, March 3, 2008, at HOLY CROSS CATHOLIC CHURCH, 309 Desnoyer Street in Kaukauna, with Fr. Martin Fox and Deacon Donald Newhouse officiating. Interment will be in St. Nicholas Cemetery in Freedom. Friends may call at the funeral home on Sunday afternoon from 2 p.m. until 5 p.m. and again at the church on Monday morning after 10 a.m. There will be a rosary said Sunday at the funeral home at 5 p.m.

The family would like to extend their thanks to everyone who took such great care of Norb. They include Dr. John Elisberg, the staff at Rennes Care Center, and everyone in the CCU at Theda Clark. Your kindness will never be forgotten.

FARGO FUNERAL HOME

400 W. Wisconsin Avenue

Kaukauna 766-6200

Online condolences at

www.wichmannfargo.com

3/2/2008 Herald Times Reporter

Posted March 2, 2008

Jerome J. Antonie

Jerome J. Antonie, age 92, of 1845 Fairmont St., Manitowoc, died Saturday, March 1, 2008, at Aurora Medical Center, Two Rivers.

Jerome was born April 26, 1915, in Hayes, Kan., son of the late Peter and Caroline (nee Karlin) Antonie. He was married by the Rev. P.J. Nilles to the former Eunice Feuerstein on Sept. 17, 1940, at St. Mark's Catholic Church, Two Rivers.

Jerome was employed with Dick Brothers Bakery as a route salesman for 20 years. He was then employed with Mirro Aluminum Company at the rolling mill for 20 years until his retirement in 1979.

Jerome was a member of Holy Innocents Catholic Church since 1950 and was also a member of their men's choir for 20 years. He served in the U.S. Navy Construction Battalion in 1945.

After his retirement in 1979, Jerome took up his hobby of woodcarving and painting. He had pictures displayed at the Rahr West Museum when the County Artists had their exhibits for several years.

Survivors include his wife, Eunice Antonie: Manitowoc; two sons and daughters-in-law: Ronald and Regina Antonie, Brookfield, Dennis and Joan Antonie, Mequon; one brother: Lawrence "Cat" Antonie, Little Port Richey, Fla.; one sister: Mary Caldwell, Brookfield; one brother-in-law and sister-in-law: Robert and Joan Feuerstein, New Holstein; five sisters-in-law: Sr. Anthelma, Fond du Lac, Bernice VanEss, Manitowoc, Ruth LeClair, Manitowoc, Betty Antonie, Madison and Grace Antonie, Two Rivers.

He is further survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Jerome was preceded in death by four brothers and three sisters-in-law: Joseph and Vicky Antonie, Cyril and Miranda Antonie, Cel Antonie, Felix Antonie, Myrtle Antonie; and two brothers-in-law: Roland Caldwell and Francis Feuerstein.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, March 5, at St. Francis of Assisi on Waldo. Officiating at the Mass of Christian Burial will be the Rev. Dan Felton with burial to immediately follow services at Holy Cross Cemetery, Two Rivers.

The family will greet relatives and friends from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 4, at the Pfeffer Funeral Home and Cremation Care Center, 928 S. 14th St., Manitowoc, where a prayer service will be held at 6:30 p.m. led by the deacon Ken Nelesen. The visitation will continue on Wednesday, March 5, at St. Francis of Assisi on Waldo from 9 a.m. until the time of services at 10 a.m.

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

Jerome was a loving husband of 67 years and a devoted father. He had a unique ability to make people laugh with his jokes and stories. He loved his family and his brothers and sisters and enjoyed the many family gatherings. He enjoyed being a member of the men's choir and was happiest making other people laugh. Dad, we will love and miss you always.

Herald Times Reporter

March 2, 2008

3/2/2008 Post Crescent

Posted March 2, 2008

Bruex, Cecilia A. (Theiss)

Cecilia A. (Theiss) Bruex, born Appleton, WI, November 22, 1919, and died Kalamazoo, MI, October 1, 2007. She was the daughter of Professor A.J. and Mary (Huhn) Theiss. Cecilia was a member of St. Augustine Cathedral, Kalamazoo, MI. She played the organ for the masses for many years and was also a past Grand Regent of the Catholic Daughters of America. Cecilia was a registered nurse and helped in the operation of the family business Kalamazoo Publishing Co.

Cecilia is survived by her husband, Norman, of 60 years, whom she married May 3, 1947; four children: Cecilia Mary McCue of Parchment, MI; Pamela Ann Koscumb of Colorado Springs, CO; Andre John Bruex, Portage, MI; Theresa Carrol Lane, Colorado Springs, CO. Cecilia has one surviving brother Arthur Theiss, Appleton; one surviving sister Genevive Reuter, Kaukauna; and two sisters-in-law: Carol Theiss, Cyril's wife; Jean Theiss, Iggie's wife.

She was preceded in death by four children: Margaret Mary, Ann Carrol, Cecilia Marie, and Gerald Thomas. Cecilia lost two sisters: Mary Margaret Kamasky and Ruth Schilling and five brothers: Iggie, Joe, George, John and Cyril Theiss.

Posted March 2, 2008

Bruex, Norman H.

Norman H. Bruex, born in Neenah, WI, September 26, 1918, and died Kalamazoo, MI, January 17, 2008. He was the son of Aloyius and Theresa (Kronser) Bruex. Norman was a veteran of WWII, having served as a chief petty officer in the U.S. Coast Guard. He was a member of St. Augustine Cathedral and the Knights of Columbus Council 1616 4th degree. Norman owned Kalamazoo Publishing Co. for 26 years; after selling the business went into real estate and rental property. He was a kind, gentle and humorous man. He studied history and had an extensive stamp collection.

Norman was preceded in death by his wife, Cecilia A., on October 1, 2007, and four children: Margaret Mary, Ann Carrol, Cecelia Marie and Gerald Thomas. Norman also lost three brothers: Robert, John and Victor Bruex.

Norman has one surviving sister, Joan (Norbert) Schaefer of Appleton, WI. He has four surviving children: Cecilia Mary McCue of Parchment MI; Pamela Ann Koscumb of Colorado Springs, CO; Andrew John Bruex of Portage, MI; and Theresa Carrol Lane of Colorado Springs, CO; and two sisters-in-law: Phylis Bruex, Appleton, WI; Monica Bruex, Darboy.

Life is not always easy! To loose both parents in three months is not easy no matter how old you or they are.

Put in by daughter Cecilia Mary McCue of Parchment.

Posted March 2, 2008

Van Boxtel, Verla M. (Krueger)

Verla M. (Krueger) Van Boxtel, 66, Green Bay, died Sunday, Feb. 24, 2008. Funeral services had taken place Feb. 26, 2008, at Lyndahl Funeral Home Green Bay. Entombment took place at Allouez Mausoleum. Online condolences may be expressed at www.lyndahl.com.

Lyndahl Funeral Home

and Cremation Services

Lombardi Ave. & Ridge Rd.

920-499-1223

Posted March 2, 2008

Van Hoof, Norbert A.

Norb Van Hoof, Kaukauna, age 76, passed away on Thursday, February 28, 2008, at Theda Clark Hospital in Neenah. Norb was born in Kaukauna on August 19, 1931, son of the late John and Rose (Green) Van Hoof. On August 24, 1954, he married the former Elizabeth Ambrosius at St. Boniface Church in De Pere. Three years prior to their marriage, Norb had purchased the family farm from his father. Together, he and Liz farmed until 1988. During those years, his herds won many awards. In 1988, the couple moved into Kaukauna. Norb continued to be active in the farming industry by working as a sales representative for various feed mills in the area. Several times, his sales records made him a member of the "500 Bushel Club" where one of the perks was travel. He and Liz wore out three passports over the years, traveling the world over. Norb will be remembered by all as having a quick wit and always having a joke to share. He was an avid fan of the Green Bay Packers, enjoyed golf, playing cards, snowmobiling, spending time up north with family and friends, and traveling. Some of his fondest memories came from the many breakfasts and "important meetings" that were held at the D & G Restaurant in Greenleaf.

Norb is survived by his wife, Liz Van Hoof, Kaukauna; three children: Terry (Chris) Van Hoof, Freedom, and their daughters Ashley, Alisha, and Amanda; Patricia (John) Bauernfeind of Stevens Point and their children Nichole and Conner; and Steve Van Hoof of Green Bay; two brothers: Joe (Cathy) Van Hoof of Hollandtown and Don Van Hoof of Kaukauna; three sisters: Lillian (Tony) Van Wychen of Kaukauna, Ann DeCoster of Little Chute, and Marian Ragen of Kaukauna. He is also survived by Liz's brothers and sisters and their spouses: Betty Ambrosius of De Pere, Ida (John) Bildings of De Pere, George Ambrosius of De Pere, Toots (Bill) Lancelle of De Pere, and Bernie Ambrosius of Kaukauna.

Norb was preceded in death by his parents, by Liz's parents George and Mathilda (Minten) Ambrosius, brothers-in-law Larry DeCoster, Red Ragen, Ted Ambrosius and John Van Wychen and sisters-in-law Hattie Van Wychen and Doris Ambrosius.

The funeral liturgy for Norb will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, March 3, 2008, at HOLY CROSS CATHOLIC CHURCH, 309 Desnoyer Street in Kaukauna, with Fr. Martin Fox and Deacon Donald Newhouse officiating. Interment will be in St. Nicholas Cemetery in Freedom. Friends may call at the funeral home on Sunday afternoon from 2 p.m. until 5 p.m. and again at the church on Monday morning after 10 a.m. There will be a rosary said Sunday at the funeral home at 5 p.m.

The family would like to extend their thanks to everyone who took such great care of Norb. They include Dr. John Elisberg, the staff at Rennes Care Center, and everyone in the CCU at Theda Clark. Your kindness will never be forgotten.

FARGO FUNERAL HOME

400 W. Wisconsin Avenue

Kaukauna 920-766-6200

Online condolences at

www.wichmannfargo.com

3/3/2008 GBPG

Posted March 3, 2008

Neveau, Mrs. Richard (Rita)

Mrs. Richard (Rita) Neveau, 79, Green Bay, died Friday afternoon, Feb. 29, 2008, at a local nursing home. Born near Wild Rose, she was the daughter of the late Linder and Lila (Smith) Wilson. On Sept. 11, 1954, she married Richard Neveau in Oshkosh. In 1955, the couple moved to Green Bay, where Rita was employed at Bellin Hospital as a certified nursing assistant and a play therapist for over 25 years. Rita was a loving and devoted wife, mother and grandmother who dedicated her life to her family. She also enjoyed craftworks and flower gardening.

Survived by her beloved husband, Dick; five children, Richard (June) Neveau, Texas; Roger (Terrie) Neveau, Green Bay; Renee (John) Dietz, Minnesota; Rock (Sandie) Neveau, Colorado; and Becci Main, Kewaunee; 11 grandchildren, Ricky, David, Nicole, Kristin, Carrie, Kevin, Tyler, Dylan, Max, Blake and Turner; three sisters, Jeane Frederick, Wautoma; Rusty (Cliff) Simonson, Wild Rose; and Rose (Frank) Thekan, Milwaukee; nieces and nephews.

Also preceded in death by two sons, Robert and Ronald Neveau; one son-in-law, Jackson Main; one brother, Faye (Donna) Wilson; one brother-in-law, Bob Frederick.

Friends may call at MALCORE (East) Funeral Home, University Avenue at Baird Street, from 9:30 a.m. Wednesday until the time of the memorial service. Memorial services 11:30 a.m. Wednesday at SS. Peter & Paul Church (across the street from the funeral home) with Monsignor Roy Klister officiating.

Special thanks to the staff and nurses of Parkview Manor Nursing Home.

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

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

Posted March 3, 2008

Oshefsky, Mrs. Norman (Carol Lazansky)

Mrs. Norman (Carol Lazansky) Oshefsky, 76, longtime resident of the Town of Casco, died Saturday, March 1, 2008, with her family at her side. Carol was born April 28, 1931, in rural Kewaunee County (Slovan), to William and Mayme (Hostak) Lazansky. She graduated from Mountain High School in 1948. She attended college in Marinette, received her Bachelor's degree in elementary education from UW-Oshkosh and her Master's degree in education from UW-Green Bay. Carol taught school for 32 years and retired from the Ashwaubenon School District.

On June 20, 1953, she married Norman Oshefsky. Carol was a member of St. Adalbert Church in Slovan, Wisconsin Czechs and Czech Choraliers, Czechoslovak Genealogical Society International and Wisconsin Retired Teachers' Association. She also had past memberships with the Brown County Teachers' Association, the Norman Czechs, the Bay Area Genealogical Society and the Computer Interest Group Society. She served on the Board of Directors for the Wisconsin Czechs and for the Kewaunee County Historical Society. Carol is listed in "Who's Who" and researched and published two genealogy books covering both sides of her parent's families. Carol loved her family, gardening, sewing, baking, reading, doll collecting, traveling and genealogy researching.

Survivors include her husband, Norman; two sons, Quin (Linda), Denmark and their children, Shaefer (Erin), Amanda (Phil) Sosnosky, Lucas and Isaac; Norman Jr., Green Bay/Rio Creek and his children, Alaine, Brooke and Eric, along with their mother, Joan Oshefsky; one daughter, Cathy (special friend, Brian), Cape Cod; one great-granddaughter, Rylie Sosnosky; two sisters, Betty Doperalski, Kewaunee; and Grace Gallenberger, Deerbrooke; two brothers-in-law, Ronald Blohowiak and Roger Yakel; and nieces and nephews.

Preceding her in death were her parents; brothers, Elmer, Milton and Bill; and sisters, Elsie Herr, Mable Stodola, Adeline Doperalski and May Yakel.

Friends may call at Wiesner-Massart, Casco, on Tuesday from 4 to 8 p.m. Wake Service Tuesday evening. Funeral will be on Wednesday, 10:30 a.m. at Holy Trinity Catholic Church, Casco with Fr. Milton Suess officiating. Burial will be at St. Adalbert Cemetery, Slovan.

It was Carol's wish to thank everyone who had touched her life :)

Posted March 3, 2008

Van Den Langenberg, Olga

Olga Van Den Langenberg, 94, passed away Saturday, March 1, 2008. She was born Aug. 8, 1913, in Wrightstown, to the late Robert and Anna (Hespe) Wierschke. On April 25, 1933, she married Clarence Van Den Langenberg. He preceded her in death on Jan. 29, 1985. Together they farmed in the Town of Pittsfield, until retiring to Green Bay. Olga enjoyed crocheting, baking cookies, playing cards with family and friends and spending time with her family.

Survivors include her two sons and daughters-in-law, Robert (Marge) Van Den Langenberg, Green Bay and their children, Bill (Beth) Van Den Langenberg, Madison, Cindy (Steve) Schwalbe, Green Bay; Richard (Joan) Van Den Langenberg and their children, Chris Van Den Langenberg, Lori (Al) Lamine, Julie Idol, Holly (Will) Petty, all of Greensboro, N.C.; eight great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandson; brother-in-law, James (Gladys) Van Den Langenberg; sister-in-law, Isabelle De Molin; and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Clarence; three grandchildren; her sisters, Emily (Sylvester) Van Calster and Adele (Henry) Nooyen; brothers, Walter (Alvina) Wierschke and Oscar (Eleanor) Wierschke; sister-in-law, Marcel (Clarence) Van Rite; brothers-in-law, Alfred (Kay) Van Den Langenberg and Edward (Geri) Langenberg; special cousins, Martha (Carl) Maas and Art (Eileen) Wierschke.

Friends may call Tuesday, March 4, 2008, from 4 to 8 p.m. at Lyndahl Funeral Home where a parish wake service will take place at 7 p.m. with the Rev. Don Evert officiating. Visitation will continue Wednesday at St. Joseph's Catholic Church, corner of Ninth St. and 12th Ave., from 10 to 11 a.m. Funeral service will take place at 11 a.m. at church. Burial will take place at Allouez Catholic Cemetery.

Her memory is our keepsake. God has her in his keeping. We have her in our hearts.

The family would like to thank Odd Fellows Nursing Home for all their care and concern.

Lyndahl Funeral Home

and Cremation Services

Lombardi Ave. & Ridge Rd.

(920) 499-1223

Posted March 3, 2008

Waldschmidt, Charles "Chuck"

Charles "Chuck" Waldschmidt, 71, De Pere, passed away at home Sunday, March 2, 2008. Chuck was born Nov. 22, 1936, in Cambellsport, Wis., a son of the late Reinhardt and Mabel (Wittchow) Waldschmidt. He was a 1954 graduate of Crystal Falls High School. Chuck served his country in the U.S. Army from 1954 to 1957. On May 30, 1959, he married the former Char Krans in Kingsford, Mich. Chuck was a proud member of the De Pere Fire Department, from where he retired in 1995. After retirement, Chuck worked part-time at Ryan Funeral Home and Mikota Casket Company. Chuck was an avid outdoorsman who loved to hunt, fish and spend time at his camp in Northern Wisconsin. He loved spending time with his grandchildren and following their sports and lives. He was a wonderful friend to many and was always there when you needed him.

Chuck is survived by his wife, Char; three children, Amy (Arlin) Grandaw, Crivitz; Stephen (Audrey) Waldschmidt, Green Bay; and William (Lori De Laurelle) Waldschmidt, De Pere; 11 grandchildren, Ryan, Sydney, Abby, Meagan, Erik, Kari, Briana, Barb, Brittany, Brett and Alec; a brother, Leo (Kay) Waldschmidt, Howards Grove, Wis.; and a sister, Joan (Bob) Steinke, Plymouth, Wis.

Chuck was preceded in death by a sister, Jean Peterson.

Visitation for Chuck will be TONIGHT, March 3, 2008, at RYAN FUNERAL HOME, 305 N. Tenth St, De Pere, from 4 to 8 p.m. Visitation will continue Tuesday, March 4, 2008, at St. John Lutheran Church, Lost Dauphin Dr., De Pere, from 9 to 11 a.m. Funeral service for Chuck will be at 11 a.m. at church with Pastor Arnie Stilwell officiating.

Please visit www.ryanfh.com to send online condolences to the Waldschmidt family.

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

The Waldschmidt family would like to thank the De Pere Fire and Rescue, as well as Unity Hospice and Dr. Jaslowski and his staff, for their care and support over these past years.

Posted March 3, 2008

Wihelmi, Elna C.

Elna C. Wihelmi, 103, Green Bay, died Sunday, March 2, 2008, at a local nursing home.

Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Blaney Funeral Home.

3/4/2008 GBPG

Posted March 4, 2008

Bastian, Sharon E.

Sharon E. Bastian, 69, Green Bay, died Sunday, March 2, 2008, at a local nursing home. Funeral arrangements will be announced at a later date by Lyndahl Funeral Home. Online condolences may be expressed at www.lyndahl.com.

Lyndahl Funeral Home

and Cremation Services

Lombardi Ave. & Ridge Rd.

(920) 499-1223

Posted March 4, 2008

Heim, Ethel L.

Ethel L. Heim, 81, passed away peacefully at a local hospital after suffering from a short illness. Ethel was preceded in death by her parents, Henry and Clara; husband, Robert; four brothers, Albert, Ervin, Lawrence, and Edward; one sister, Florence (Van de Hei). Ethel's daughter, Carole (Akey), passed away three days after Ethel.

Survivors include two sons, James and David; two sisters, Mildred (Schmidt) and Violet (Noth).

Ethel will be laid to rest at Nicolet Memorial Gardens next to her husband. There will be brief graveside ceremony for the immediate family.

I want to thank the compassionate nursing staff at St. Vincent Hospital for the great care they provided Ethel at the end of her life. I want also to thank the generous help provided by Schauer and Schumacher Funeral Home.

Posted March 4, 2008

Neveau, Mrs. Richard (Rita)

Mrs. Richard (Rita) Neveau, 79, Green Bay, died Friday afternoon, Feb. 29, 2008, at a local nursing home.

Friends may call at MALCORE (East) Funeral Home, University Avenue at Baird Street, from 9:30 a.m. Wednesday until the time of the memorial service. Memorial services 11:30 a.m. Wednesday at SS. Peter & Paul Church (across the street from the funeral home) with Monsignor Roy Klister officiating.

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

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

Posted March 4, 2008

Van Den Langenberg, Olga

Olga Van Den Langenberg, 94, passed away Saturday, March 1, 2008.

Friends may call Tuesday, March 4, 2008, from 4 to 8 p.m. at Lyndahl Funeral Home where a parish wake service will take place at 7 p.m. Visitation will continue Wednesday at St. Joseph's Catholic Church, corner of Ninth St. and 12th Ave., from 10 to 11 a.m. Funeral service will take place at 11 a.m. at church with the Rev. Don Evert officiating. Burial will take place at Allouez Catholic Cemetery.

Her memory is our keepsake. God has her in his keeping. We have her in our hearts.

The family would like to thank Odd Fellows Nursing Home for all their care and concern.

Lyndahl Funeral Home

and Cremation Services

Lombardi Ave. & Ridge Rd.

(920) 499-1223

Posted March 4, 2008

Wilhelmi, Mrs. Elna

Mrs. Elna Wilhelmi, 103, Green Bay, died Sunday, March 2, 2008.

She was born Aug. 16, 1904, in Dorchester, Wis., to Arthur and Anna (Parge) Baehr.

On Nov. 6, 1924, Elna was united in marriage to Herbert Wilhelmi at St. Peter's Lutheran Church in Dorchester, Wis. He preceded her in death in 1965.

Elna was a longtime member of St. Mark Lutheran Church in Green Bay. Elna and Herbert owned and operated Medo-Farms Dairy in Abbotsford for many years. She was employed at Kaap's Restaurant in Green Bay for many years starting in 1967. Elna was an avid Brewers and Packers fan.

She is survived by a daughter, Myrtle Preller, Green Bay; three grandsons, Stephen Preller, Brodhead, Wis.; David and Marcia Preller, Woodbury, Minn.; James and Cindy Preller, Grayslake, Ill.; two great-granddaughters, Anne Preller, Elizabeth Preller, all of Woodbury, Minn.; a sister, Cora Ann Ewig, Vernon Hills, Ill.; many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Herbert; her parents; her brothers, Arnold, Herbert and Walter Baehr; a sister, Norma Hoegel; a son-in-law, Richard Preller; and a great-grandson, Michael Preller.

Friends may call at St. Mark Lutheran Church, 1167 Kenwood St., from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Wednesday. The Funeral Service will be held at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday at the church with the Rev. John Parlow officiating. Burial will be in Dorchester Memorial Cemetery, Dorchester, Wis. To send online condolences, please go to www.BlaneyFuneralHome.com.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are appreciated to be given to the charity of your choice.

Elna's family thanks all the wonderful caregivers at Clarity Care for all the care and kindness shown to Elna through the years. A special thanks to all of Elna's wonderful neighbors who provided much support and assistance.

Blaney Funeral Home is assisting the family.

Posted March 4, 2008

Powell, Steven J.

Steven J. Powell, age 53, of Shawano, passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, March 1, 2008, at his home. Born on August 10, 1954, in Appleton, he was the son of Rita Weyenberg and the late Maurice Powell. He drove truck for Seymour Transport, Wright Broiler, Sommer Construction and Reinhart Foods, recently transferring into the warehouse there, where he was able to utilize his understanding of the needs of the truckers to efficiently package their loads. He enjoyed fishing, playing cribbage, sheepshead, hunting, gardening and hobby farming. He married Debra Peters on March 8, 1976, in Shawano. She preceded him in death on October 16, 1992. He later married Susan Diem on July 25, 1997, in the Town of Maine. Steve was a member of the Lunds SnoBirds.

He is survived by his wife, Susan, daughters: Christine (David) Arrowood, Deerbrook, WI; Jennifer (Don) Gorman, Shawano; Stephanie (Josh) Braatz, Weston; sons: Scott (Cassie) Bonikowske, Madison; Chad Bonikowske, New London; Kristopher (Chantel) Bonikowske, River Falls; grandchildren: Cynthia, Justine, Kaden, Michelle, McCasalin, Pyawasay, Tyler, Caleb, Gage, Quentin, Lillian, Riley and Sara. He is further survived by his mother, Rita Powell, Shiocton; brothers and sisters: Scott (Marcie) Powell, Shiocton; Deb (Dennis) Trevarrow, Monroe, MI; Al Powell, Navarino; Kathy (Barry) Griesbach, Shiocton; nieces and nephews.

He was also preceded in death by his wife, Debra, a son, William J. Powell, a grandson, Brandon and a sister, Susan.

Funeral services will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, March 4, 2008, at the Swedberg Funeral Home, Shawano. Burial will be in the Riverside Cemetery, Appleton. Family and friends may call at the funeral home on Tuesday from 4 p.m. until the time of the service.

3/5/2008 Door County Advocate

Posted March 5, 2008

Amelia DeJardine

Amelia (Tootie) D. DeJardine, 85, passed away peacefully Saturday, Feb. 23, 2008, at St. Francis Hospital, in Charleston, S.C.

Mrs. DeJardine was a longtime resident of Sturgeon Bay.

Survivors include two daughters, Karen Spice, Manitowoc, and Mary Wade, Johns Island, S.C.; her brother, Robert Loresch, Sturgeon Bay; five grandchildren, Sandra Schulz, Sharon Thibodeau, Dan Thibodeau, Sue Thibodeau and Dale Thibodeau, eight great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. Memorial services will be held at a later date in Sturgeon Bay.

Posted March 5, 2008

John Weideman

John “Bart” Weideman, 63, Sturgeon Bay, died early Tuesday morning, March 4, 2008, at his home, following a battle with cancer.

He was born May 14, 1944, in Red Springs, the son of Herbert and Agnes (Peters) Weideman.

John was called “Chief” while working for Selvick Marine nearly 40 years, retiring in 1997. He loved woodworking, building stock cars, watching the races, and doing a little gambling.

Survivors include his companion of 33 years, Wanda LeMieux, Sturgeon Bay; four children, Richard, Ann and Tina Weideman and Le Anne Le Mieux, Sturgeon Bay; three sisters, Stella, Sturgeon Bay, Marion, Georgia, and Phillis, Allouez; one brother, Bernard, Cleveland, Ohio; and his two dogs, Precious and Miles.

Preceding him in death were his parents, Agnes Peters and Herbert Weideman; three sisters, Margaret, Delores and Ramona.

A celebration of his life will be held at 6:30 p.m. Friday at Huehns Funeral Home. Friends may call Friday from 4-7 p.m. at the funeral home.

Memorials may be made in his memory.

Sign guest register and leave condolences at www.huehnsfuneralhome.com

3/4/2008 Oconto County Reporter

Tue, Mar 4, 2008

Obituaries


Kathryn L. Pasek

Kathryn L. Pasek, 60, of Oconto, passed away Saturday, March 1, 2008 after a brief illness at her home. Kathryn was born March 25, 1947 in Milwaukee to the late Ralph and Audry (Vaness) Newman. She married Robert Pasek on August 28, 1977.
Kathryn is survived by her husband Robert, Oconto; a son, Eric (Donna) Pasek, Zachow; a sister, Kathleen (Peter) Korth, Milwaukee; and a grandson, Jonathan Pasek.
The Gallagher Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Oconto, is assisting the family. Online condolences may be expressed at www.gallagherfuneralhome.net.

Bernice Katherine (Dury) Barrett

Bernice Katherine (Dury) Barrett, 78, passed away at her home in Oconto February 29, 2008. She was born to the late Edmond and Katherine (Tassoul) Dury January 20, 1930 in Green Bay.
She is survived by one sister, Rita Segersin, Green Bay; one brother, Elmer Dury, Green Bay; one son, Dean Dury, Oconto; and special mention of nieces, nephews and friends, Elmer and Michelle Dury, Jr., Raymond and Chris Loberger, Harold and Sandra Cretton, Charlie Gantz, Pete, Bobbie, Hannah, Hailey, Eddie, Missy Angel, Rita, Joyce, Ray, and so many others that know who they are. She will also be sadly missed by her pets, Tuffy and Louie.
Bernice was preceded in death by brothers, Edward Dury, Roger Dury, and Raymond Delarwelle.
Special thanks to the doctors and nurses of Bellin Hospital, Green Bay, Unity Hospice and Dr. Joseph Dobson and his staff, and her friends at Pamida Pharmacy, Oconto.
"After all these years the truth is out, Mom was older than the 36 years she always claimed to be. Her wish was to be cremated and laid to rest next to her brother Roger. Mom will soon be resting with "Unk."
Rhodes-Charapata Funeral Home, Oconto is assisting the family (920) 834-2133.

Rita M. Vannieuwenhoven

Rita M. Vannieuwenhoven, 68, of Lakewood (formerly of Suamico) went to join her parents and son in heaven on Monday, February 25, 2008, while at a local hospital. She was born October 15, 1939, to the late Gabriel and Beatrice (Krouse) Leurquin in Green Bay. On October 27, 1956, Rita married Raymond Vannieuwenhoven in Green Bay. They celebrated their golden wedding anniversary October 27, 2007. Rita was a lifelong housewife and mother. She was a member of the Red Hat Hummers of Lakewood. She loved to dance, sing karaoke, play bingo and games with her family.
Survivors include her wonderful husband, Raymond; three daughters, Denise (Randy) Jackett, Lakewood; Sue Stephanie Vannieuwenhoven (Darren Helms), Clintonville; and Dorothy Vannieuwenhoven (Larry Laverdiere), Howard; two sons, Darcy (Bonnie Katzbahn) Vannieuwenhoven and John Vannieuwenhoven (Mary Richert); eight grandchildren, Jenny and Michael, Sheboygan; David, Ashley and Crystal, Green Bay; Chrissy and Jessica, Clintonville; and Johnathon, North Carolina; four great-grandchildren; a twin brother, Richard Leurquin, Eagle River; and cousins and friends.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her son, Daniel and her grandson, Michael.
Friends called after 1:00 P.M. Thursday, February 28, at Lyndahl Funeral Home where the funeral service took place at 5:30 P.M. Burial in St. Benedict's Catholic Cemetery in Suamico. Online condolences may be expressed at www.lyndahl.com.
Rita's family extends a very special thank you to all of the doctors and staff who cared for her during her battle with diabetes and other illnesses.
Lyndahl Funeral Home
and Cremation Services
Lombardi Ave. & Ridge Rd.
(920) 499-1223

Louise "Toots" Birr

Louise "Toots" Birr, 77, Oconto Falls, died peacefully Sunday morning, February 24, 2008 at Sharpe Care. She was born October 17, 1930 in Suring to Hugo and Clara (Pethke) Krueger.
Louise grew up in the Hayes area where she attended elementary school, graduating from Lena High School with the class of 1948. On August 27, 1955 she married Ronald Birr at Our Savior's Evangelical Lutheran Church in Lena. Louise lived most of her life in the Oconto Falls area and was a long time member of St. Mark's Lutheran Church in Spruce. "Toots" will be lovingly remembered for her warm smile, the love she gave to her children and grandchildren and the delicious meals she enjoyed preparing for them. She also enjoyed working in her vegetable and flower gardens, and having a well cared for home.
Survivors are her three children, Randy (Debbie) Birr, Oconto Falls; Colleen (Tom) Holman, Stiles; Lisa (Dennis) Mroczkowski, Krakow; six grandchildren: Dan Birr, Tiffany (Jared) Alfson and Tammy Birr; Matt Holman; Harley Kalmon and Dawn Mroczkowski; three step-grandchildren: Rob and Rusty Holman, Tim (Steph) Holman; two great-grandchildren: Jennifer and Jacob Holman; one sister-in-law, Donna (Gene) Jacobson, Kansas City, MO; other relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Ron on March 11, 2006, one brother, Bob (Norma) Krueger, one sister-in-law, Beatrice (Norman) Gilbertson, one brother-in-law, Melvin (Joyce) Birr.
Friends called at Jones Funeral Service in Oconto Falls (920-848-2222 or visit: www.jonesfuneral.com) from 4:00 until 8:00 p.m. Thursday, February 28, 2008. Visitation continued at Our Savior's Evangelical Lutheran Church in Lena after 10:00 a.m. Friday, February 29, 2008 until the time of service. Funeral services were held 11:00 a.m. Friday at the church with the Rev. Ryan Landwehr officiating. Burial in the Town of Stiles Cemetery.
The Birr family would like to thank the staff of Sharpe Care for their kind and loving ways of caring for Louise during her stay with them.
Dolores "Bev" Aubry

Dolores "Bev" Aubry, 79, Oconto, went to rest with the Lord on Friday February 22, 2008 with her son Bob by her side. She was born on March 24,1928 in Oconto to the late Clinton and Eleanor (Killinger) Aubry. Bev was a strong willed lady who took the good with the bad.
Surviving are one son, Robert Aubry, Oconto and one "Grandson".
She was preceded in death by one brother, Ralph V. Aubry Sr.
Friends and family gathered from 10-11 AM Friday at Rhodes-Charapata Funeral Home, Oconto. Memorial Service was at 11 AM Friday February 29, 2008 at the funeral home with Father Patrick Beno officiating.

Isla May (Sue) Ragen

Isla May (Sue) Ragen, 70, of Oconto, entered into eternal life on Friday, February 29, 2008 at Bellin Hospital, Green Bay. Isla was born December 9, 1937 in Oconto to the late Frederick and Iris (Arneson) Rugg. She married Dudley Ragen Sr. on August 29, 1953. Sue enjoyed gardening, flowers, traveling to Texas and being with her family.
Sue is survived by five children: Constance (Decker) Burns, TX; Dudley Ragen Jr. , Oconto; Brian Ragen, Oconto; Barbara (John) Ragen, Crivitz; Lisa (Dick) Garrigan, Lena; twenty grandchildren and seventeen great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband Dudley, two children, Cynthia Black and Randy Ragen, and a brother.
Sue will be greatly missed by her family and friends. Per her request there will be no services. The family will host a gathering on Tuesday, March 11, from 2 to 5 PM at the Oconto Lanes, 1128 Main St., Oconto. Friends and family are more than welcome to attend and celebrate her life with us. The Gallagher Funeral Home and Cremation Services is assisting the family. Online condolences may be expressed at www.gallagherfuneralhome.net.

3/5/2008 GBPG

Posted March 5, 2008

Kolar, Sandra A.

Sandra A. Kolar, 60, Green Bay, passed away Tuesday, March 4, 2008, at home with her loving husband and family by her side.

She was born in Green Bay, Wis., Feb. 22, 1948, to Gloria and the late Edward Parmentier. Edward and Gloria owned Mecca Music of Green Bay and that is where she met her husband of 33 years, John Kolar.

Sandy loved to teach and touched many lives through her teaching. She began her career teaching baton at her parents' music store and went on to being a "Golden Girl" Packers cheerleader during the Vince Lombardi era. Oftentimes she would quote Vince because she admired his outlook on life. Sandy was a great leader. Sandy underlined this Vince Lombardi quote in the book titled Vince, which was one of her favorite books. "Leaders are made, they are not born. They are made by hard effort, which is the price which all of us pay to achieve any goal that is worthwhile." Sandy molded many leaders in her life, including her daughters, Crissy Kersten and Laura Kuplic who are carrying out her legacy as teachers. Sandy saw the world! As a stewardess for American Airlines she was able to travel and experience what most would only dream to see.

Family meant everything to Sandy. That is why she decided to come home to teach. She began teaching in 1971 and retired from the Green Bay Public School District in 2003. She continued as an awesome substitute teacher whom everyone wanted in their classroom. She also had a miniature preschool set up in her home for her grandchildren, Madelyn, Paul, and John Kersten. One of her favorite things to do was to go shopping and have her granddaughter Madelyn over to spend the night. She referred to Madelyn as her "little angel." She lived for her children and grandchildren. A mother is the only person on earth who can divide her love among all her children and each child still have all her love. Mom, thank you so much for everything!

She is survived by her husband, John C. Kolar, Green Bay; her daughters and sons-in-law, Crissy and Matt Kersten (Kolar) De Pere; Laura and Kerry Kuplic (Kolar) Milwaukee; three loving grandchildren, Madelyn, Paul and John Kersten; her sister Lynnette Adamany, Green Bay; her niece, Stephanie Adamany, Madison, whom she called the "Beetsie Beets"; her nephew, Daniel Adamany, Chicago; and her mother, Gloria Parmentier of Green Bay.

Friends may call after 9:30 a.m. Thursday, March 6, at Lyndahl Funeral Home where a service of remembrance will take place at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Earl Vorpagel, III officiating. Online condolences may be expressed at www.lyndahl.com

Lyndahl Funeral Home

and Cremation Services

Lombardi Ave & Ridge Rd.

(920) 499-1223

Posted March 5, 2008

Pelkin, Florence

Florence Pelkin, 91, lifelong resident of Green Bay, died Tuesday, March 4, 2008, at a local nursing home. She was born July 12, 1916, in Green Bay, to Henry and Mary (Streitch) Moes. On Sept. 3, 1938, she married Melvin Pelkin in Seymour.

In her younger years Florence and Melvin liked to go for long drives. Florence liked to knit, crochet, read, play croquet, play games, and do jigsaw puzzles. She also enjoyed playing cribbage with her great-grandchildren.

Survivors include two children and their spouses, Gary and Laura Pelkin, Green Bay; Karen and Gary DeStarke, Seymour; five grandchildren and their spouses, Christine (Lee) Toutant, Neenah; Cheryl (Tim) Zylka, West Bend; Dawn Gritt, Dale; Donna (Lance) Arey, Mount Crawford, Va.; Lori (Stan) Kacmarynski, Green Bay; 11 great-grandchildren, Jacob, Alex, Ryan, Jake, Josh, Dekota, Cassidy, Garrett, Corine, Amanda and Shelvin. She was preceded in death by her husband; her parents; two sisters and three brothers.

Friends may call at Blaney Funeral Home, 1521 Shawano Ave., from 12 to 12:30 p.m. Thursday. The Funeral Service will be held at 12:30 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Burial will be in Nicolet Memorial Gardens. To send online condolences, please go to www.BlaneyFuneralHome.com.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that people make a contribution to the American Cancer Society.

The family would like to thank all the fine people at Golden Living Center-Beverly Gardens Nursing Home, especially all the nurses, aides and entire staff on the 400 wing for their loving care. Thank you also to Unity Hospice.

3/6/2008 GBPG

Posted March 6, 2008

Kox, Connie (Collar)

Connie (Collar) Kox, 55, Maple Valley.

Connie left from sight much too soon on Tuesday morning, March 4, 2008, at home surrounded by loved ones. Connie was born April 16, 1952, in Green Bay, to the late Maurice and Zudora (Priebe) Collar.

On Feb. 19, 1971, Connie married Frank Kox at St. Peter and Paul Catholic Church, Green Bay. Connie was a very good artist. Her hobbies included basket weaving, antiquing, gardening, and flowers. She loved angels and surrounded herself with them.

Connie is survived by her husband, Frank, Maple Valley; her son and grandsons, Kevin and his sons, Dominic and Kyle, Green Bay; four brothers and three sisters-in-law, Curt Collar, Green Bay; Lee and Joan Collar, Dick and Sharon Collar, all of De Pere; Joel and Cheryl Collar, Green Bay; one sister, Jeanie Jubert, Lakewood; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Paul and Kay Kox, Ken and Sheri Kox, all of Green Bay; Joe and Patt Kox, Neenah; Carolyn Wendricks, Norbert Kox, both of Green Bay; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Connie was preceded in death by her siblings, Jim Collar, Gladys "Sam," Billy Collar, Sandy Collar and one brother-in-law, Joe Jubert.

Friends may call from 2 p.m. until 7 p.m. Friday, March 7, 2008, at the Kuehl Funeral Home, Gillett 920-855-2144. Funeral Services 7 p.m. Friday, at the funeral home, with the Rev. Joseph Coopmans, O.Praem., officiating. Interment in Fort Howard Memorial Park, Green Bay.

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

Posted March 6, 2008

Linskens, Donna Marie (Moore)

Donna Marie (Moore) Linskens, 66, Little Chute, died unexpectedly, Tuesday, March 4, 2008, at a local hospital after a brief illness. Born in Green Bay, July 16, 1941, she is the daughter of the late Harry and Verna (Bournoville) Everard. Donna was a graduate of Preble High School. She worked at Brown County Hospital for many years. Donna married Dick Linskens June 12, 1999, in Green Bay. She enjoyed country line dancing, traveling, and stock car races.

Donna is survived by her husband, Dick Linskens, Little Chute; son, Joe Moore, Kaukauna; three stepsons and their spouses, Rick (Lisa) Linskens, Menasha; Randy (Teri) Linskens, Neenah; and Ron (Sue) Linskens, Kaukauna; six grandchildren; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Norbert (Pat) Everard and Francis (Donna) Everard, all of New Franken; former husband, Jerry Moore of Green Bay; nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents and a nephew, Corey Everard.

Visitation at MALCORE (East) Funeral Home, University Ave. at Baird Street, Saturday, from 9 a.m. until the time of the funeral. Funeral service Saturday 12 (NOON) at the funeral home. Entombment at Shrine of the Good Shepherd. Visit www.malcorefuneralhome.com to send a condolence to the family.

The family would like to extend a special thanks to the staff of St. Vincent's Hospital for all of the special care given to her during this time.

Posted March 6, 2008

Tome, Earl E.

Earl E. Tome, 90, 4107 Lowell Street, Two Rivers, died Tuesday evening, March 4, 2008, at Aurora Medical Center, Two Rivers.

Earl was born Dec. 5, 1917, in Two Rivers, son of the late Edward and Irene (Allie) Tome.

He was a graduate of Washington High School. Earl served his country with the U.S. Army during World War II and was honorably discharged in 1945.

On July 1, 1939, he married the former Cecilia Meneau at St. Luke Catholic Church in Two Rivers.

Earl was employed at Hamilton Manufacturing, and as an in plant printer at Paragon Electric and Mirro Aluminum. He was a Third Degree Life member of the Knights of Columbus Mother of Hope Council 1957, Two Rivers, and a past Grand Knight. He was also a Fourth Degree member of the Rev. Francis Simino Assembly 1220 and a past Faithful Navigator. Earl was a longtime member of the Two Rivers Elks Club, Disabled Veterans, and American Legion and the 40/8.

Survivors include his wife of 69 years, Cecilia Tome, Two Rivers; one son, Eugene Tome; two daughters and sons-in-law, Marianne and Bill Franken, Green Bay; Nancy and Pat Gamble, Manitowc; five grandchildren, Todd and Joyce Tome, Wendy and Curt Cayemberg, Lisa and Jessie Van Pay, Lee Franken, Adrianne Gamble; four great-grandchildren, Taya and Tanner Tome, Cole and Brenna Cayemberg; one sister, Millicent Jiminez, Two Rivers; one sister-in-law, Ardel Tome, Two Rivers; longtime friends, Joyce and Russell Stoer. Nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends also survive.

He was preceded in death by one brother, Melvin Tome; one brother-in-law, Joseph Jimenez; four brothers-in-law and five sisters-in-law from the Eugene Meneau family.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, March 8, 2008, at St. Peter the Fisherman Catholic Church, Two Rivers. Officiating at the Mass of Christian Burial will be Rev. William O'Brien. Entombment will be at Knollwood Mausoleum, Manitowoc. Military rites will be accorded immediately following the services at church by members of the Two Rivers V.F.W. and American Legion. The family will greet relatives and friends at St. Peter the Fisherman Church on Saturday, March 8, 2008 from 9 to 10:15 a.m. The Klein & Stangel Funeral Home and Cremation Care Center, Two Rivers, is assisting the family with funeral arrangements.

The family wishes to extend a special thank you to Dr. Barylak and his very special nurses who took such good care of Earl. They are truly angels without wings.

Posted March 6, 2008

Van Iten, Alden

Alden Van Iten, 92, Green Bay resident, passed away early Wednesday morning, March 5, 2008, after a short illness.

Alden was born in Green Bay, Jan. 24, 1916, to the late John and Celia (Gilsoul) Van Iten.

On June 15, 1940, he married Virginia Ciha at St. Edwards Church in Mackville, Wis. He was a member of St. Willebrord Parish. Alden enjoyed bowling, golf and horseshoes. He was also a Packer, Brewer and Cub fan. Alden retired from Procter & Gamble in 1976.

He is survived by his wife, Virginia, of 67 years; David (Kathy) Van Iten and their children, Benjamin and Kristin; Dennis (Cindy) Van Iten and their children, Adam and Elizabeth; Mary Ellen Mocco and her daughter, Jeannie (Ray) Zukauskas and their son, Jonas; two step-grandchildren, Nick and Alex Zukauskas; one brother, Merlin (Rita) Van Iten; two brothers-in-law, Herman Ciha and Vernon Jochman; one sister-in-law, Geraldine Withagen.

Gathering time with family and friends will be from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday at St. Willebrord Catholic Church, 209 S. Adam St.. Mass of Christian Burial 11:30 a.m. at the church. Burial in Allouez Catholic Cemetery. Proko-Wall Funeral Home is assisting the family.

The family would like to thank Parkview Manor and Unity Hospice for their wonderful care.

3/6/2008 Herald Times Reporter

Posted March 6, 2008

Florian A. Brachmann

Florian A. Brachmann, age 102, passed away peacefully in Lemont, Ill., on Feb. 27, 2008.

A lifelong resident of Manitowoc, he moved recently to Lemont, Ill., with his wife, Theresa, to live with her daughter and son-in-law, Marlene and Stan Wiet. Florian was a veteran of World War II, and saw action during the Battle of the Bulge in Rhineland and Central Europe as a communication chief. He enjoyed wrestling, baseball, fishing, hunting and dancing with his wife.

Florian leaves behind his loving wife: Theresa; his brother: Kenneth; and sister-in-law: Grace.

Private interment will be held at Calvary Cemetery.

Donations in Florian's memory may be made to Disabled American Veterans, P.O. Box 14301, Cincinnati, OH 45250-0301.

Herald Times Reporter

March 6, 2008

3/7/2008 GBPG

Posted March 7, 2008

Granius, Verna

Verna Granius, 99, Casco, died Wednesday, March 5, 2008, at Algoma Long Term Care Unit. She was born March 24, 1908, in Duvall, to the late Jule and Helen (Marcelle) Malcore. She married Desire Granius on June 27, 1927. He preceded her in death on Dec. 28, 1993. Verna enjoyed reading, gardening, and tending to her flowers.

She is survived by her children, Homer (Elaine) Granius, Florida; Rollie Granius, Green Bay; Jeannie Gigot, Casco; Christine Chaudoir, Namur; her grandchildren, Mary Salm, Paula (John) Smits, Scott (Tracy) Granius, Shad (Michelle) Granius, Susan (Charlie) Klein, Perry Gigot, Joseph (Tammy) Gigot, Julie (Don) Allen, Jacqueline (Gregg) Bushner, Becky (Charlie) Kramer, Kelly (Jo) Chaudior; 14 great-grandchildren; two brothers, Marvin Malcore, Stanley (Charmaine) Malcore.

She was preceded in death by two sons-in-law, Lewellyn Gigot and Jack Chaudoir; a sister, Lillian (Leo) Bettine; a brother, Cy (Emily) Malcore; a sister-in-law, Madeline Malcore.

Friends may call at Wiesner-Massart, Casco, from 4 to 8 p.m. on Friday and Saturday morning until 10:30 a.m. at the funeral home. Wake Service at 5:30 p.m. Friday. Mass of Christian Burial Saturday 11 a.m. at Holy Trinity Catholic Church, Casco, with Fr. Milton Suess officiating. Entombment in Shrine of Good Shepherd Mausoleum.

A special thank you to Dr. Robert Anderson and the staff at the Algoma Long Term Care Unit for their exceptional care.

Posted March 7, 2008

Kimball, Charles E.

Charles "Chuck" E. Kimball, 83, Seymour, passed away Wednesday, March 5, 2008, in Green Bay. He was born April 17, 1924, to the late Elmer and Gladys (Zahrt) Kimball. He was united in marriage on Nov. 21, 1959, to Joan Jaskolski. Chuck was a member of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Seymour. He owned and operated Chuck's City Service, Chuck's Sinclair and Chuck's Auto Service in Seymour for 50 years. He could fix almost anything and adored his customers. He enjoyed spending time with his family; attending activities and sporting events involving his grandchildren and spending time fishing at his cabin.

Chuck is survived by his wife, Joan; his sons and daughters-in-law, Mark (Tami) Kimball, Seymour; Dale (Julie) Kimball, Seymour; his grandchildren, Alexandra, Luke and Seth Kimball; one brother, William Kimball, Lansing, Mich.; his sisters, Helen Montoure, Shawano; Doris Woldt, Green Bay; Phyllis (Lyle) Sconzert, Green Bay; a sister-in-law, Jeanette Kimball, Seymour; special nephew, Gary Jaskolski, Seymour; and many other nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Elmer and Gladys Kimball; a brother, Robert Kimball; brother and sister-in-law, Jerry and LaVon Jaskolski; brother-in-law, Lee Montoure; mother and father-in-law, Frank and Lucille Jaskolski; niece, Debbie Jaskolski.

Friends may call at the Muehl-Boettcher Funeral Home, Seymour on Friday, March 7, 2008, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. with a parish prayer service at 7:30 p.m. Visitation will continue on Saturday, March 8, 2008, from 9:30 a.m. until Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m. at St. John the Baptist Church, Seymour with Father Robert Kabat officiating. Burial will be in the parish cemetery.

Special thank you to the 4th floor staff including Dr. Amy James of Bellin Hospital and Father Bob Kabat.

Posted March 7, 2008

Van Lanen, James

James Van Lanen, 64, Little Sturgeon, Wis., passed away on March 6, 2008. Arrangements are pending and will be announced by Proko-Wall Funeral Home and Crematory.

Posted March 7, 2008

Jansen, Alice C.

Alice Jansen, Little Chute, passed away Thursday, March 6, 2008, at St. Paul Villa. She celebrated her 100th birthday on September 16, 2007. She was the daughter of Antone Casey and Mary (Verstegen) Jansen. The granddaughter of Herman Verstegen, one of the founders of the Bank of Little Chute and great-granddaughter of Arnold Verstegen, one of the early settlers of the Village of Little Chute.

In 1924, Alice graduated from the old Little Chute Public High School and went on to a business school in Appleton, taking bookkeeping and shorthand. She worked for a toy company in Appleton and then in the highway department at the Appleton Court House for 40 years. She liked to golf and spend time at her home on Lake Winnebago. She also enjoyed doing needle point and playing bridge, which she did as of May 2006. Alice completed 7,000 volunteer hours at the front desk at St. Elizabeth Hospital. She drove her car to Parkside Nursing Home to visit her sister, taking the back streets until she turned 99. Alice never turned down an invitation, of which she had many, because she was afraid people would stop asking her. Alice was a wonderful person and liked to tell stories about the past. She will be missed by her family and many friends.

Ms. Jansen is survived by her nieces and nephews: Alice (Bob) Weyers, Mary Gloudemans, Dewain (Pat) Locy, Ruth Locy, James (Betty) Locy, Gerald (Mary Ellen) Locy, Thomas (Debra) Locy and Harold Bissing; first cousins: Carl, Don and Ross Verstegen; Jim Verkuilen and Reva Owens.

Alice was preceded in death by her parents; two sisters: Mary (Edward) Mader and Geraldine (Henry) Locy; nieces: Dorothy Bissing and Dolores (Eugene) Driessen; nephews: Donald (Florence) Locy, David Locy, John Locy, Yvonne Locy and Roger Gloudemans.

Funeral services will be held at 11:30 a.m. Saturday, March 8, 2008, at St. John Nepomucene Catholic Church with Rev. David Funk, O.F.M. Cap. officiating. Interment will be in St. John Cemetery. Friends may call at the church from 9 a.m. Saturday until the time of the mass.

The family wishes to express a special thank you to the staff and friends at Parkside Care Center, Affinity Hospice and St. Paul Villa and Dr. Meyer and his office staff for the great care and time they spent with Alice.

Verkuilen Funeral Home

& Cremation Services

Little Chute 920-788-3321

Posted March 7, 2008

Kappell, James O.

James Kappell, age 52, passed away unexpectedly after a very short illness, on Thursday, March 6, 2008, at St. Elizabeth Hospital. He was born July 23, 1955, in Neenah, the son of Norbert and Lee (Dombrowski) Kappell. He was employed at Kimberly-Clark for 19 years until his retirement in 1992. Jim enjoyed being outside, whether gardening, hunting, fishing or camping. He liked doing crosswords and wiring. Jim recently started flying model helicopters. He was always helping others no matter how he was feeling. His lighthearted nature and commitment to his family will be missed greatly.

He is survived by his mother Lee Kappell, Appleton; three children: Trina (James) Davis, Neenah; Eric (Heather) Kappell, Oshkosh; Jason (Nicole) Kappell, Menasha; three stepchildren: Aaron, Andrea and Aarik; two grandchildren, Nicholas and Kaleb; four step-grandchildren: Kyle, Adeline, Zander and Jocelyn.

Jim is further survived by two brothers Norbert "Butch" (Maria) Kappell, Pembroke, Florida, and Dean (Michelle) Kappell of Neenah; two sisters Diane Kappell, Appleton, and Jeanne (Barry) Jadin, Appleton; nieces and nephews: Justine, Lynette, Jennifer, Andrew, Lydia, Joe, Marlynn and Peter; special friends: Margaret "Mugsy" Miracle, Jeff Syring, Barb and Jim Davis and his hunting buddies.

James was preceded in death by his father, Nubs, a brother Joseph, his grandparents and special friends Val "Oakie" Oakeson, Tony Pues and Dan Miracle.

Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, March 10, 2008, at Martens-Laemmrich Funeral Home, 312 Milwaukee St., Menasha, with Deacon Jerry Cross officiating. Visitation will be held from 9:30 a.m. until the hour of service at Martens-Laemmrich Funeral Home.

Special thanks to St. Elizabeth 2 South nurses, ICU nurses for their compassionate care; and extra special thank you to Robin, Stephanie and Vicki.

In lieu of flowers, the family will be establishing a memorial fund in his name to benefit Cardiac Rehab.

Martens-Laemmrich Funeral Home

Menasha, 920-722-8252

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Posted March 7, 2008

Kimball, Charles E.

Charles "Chuck" E. Kimball, age 83, of Seymour, passed away Wednesday, March 5, 2008, in Green Bay. He was born April 17, 1924, to the late Elmer and Gladys (Zahrt) Kimball. He was united in marriage on November 21, 1959, to Joan Jaskolski. Chuck was a member of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Seymour. He owned and operated Chuck's City Service, Chuck's Sinclair and Chuck's Auto Service in Seymour for 50 years. He could fix almost anything and adored his customers. He enjoyed spending time with his family; attending activities and sporting events involving his grandchildren and spending time fishing at his cabin.

Chuck is survived by his wife, Joan; his sons and daughters-in-law: Mark (Tami) Kimball, Seymour; Dale (Julie) Kimball, Seymour; his grandchildren: Alexandra, Luke and Seth Kimball; a brother, William Kimball, Lansing, MI; his sisters: Helen Montoure, Shawano; Doris Woldt, Green Bay; Phyllis (Lyle) Sconzert, Green Bay; a sister-in-law, Jeanette Kimball, Seymour; special nephew, Gary Jaskol-ski, Seymour and many other nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Elmer and Gladys Kimball; a brother, Robert Kimball; brother and sister-in-law, Jerry and LaVon Jaskolski; brother-in-law, Lee Montoure; mother and father-in-law, Frank and Lucille Jaskolski; niece, Debbie Jaskolski.

Friends may call at the Muehl-Boettcher Funeral Home, Seymour, on Friday, March 7, 2008, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. with a parish prayer service at 7:30 p.m. Visitation will continue on Saturday, March 8, 2008, from 9:30 a.m. until Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m. at St. John the Baptist Church, Seymour with Father Robert Kabat officiating. Burial will be in the parish cemetery.

Special thank you to the 4th floor staff including Dr. Amy James of Bellin Hospital and Father Bob Kabat.

3/8/2008 GBPG

Posted March 8, 2008

Cisler, Rose Marie

Rose Marie Cisler, 87, Green Bay, died Thursday, March 6, 2008. She was born May 27, 1920, to the late Frank and Josephine (Gauthier) Bredael in Tonet, Wis. On Nov. 25, 1950, she married Albert Cisler; he preceded her in death Oct. 27, 2007. Rose Marie was a member of St. Agnes Catholic Church. She enjoyed working in her flower garden and was an avid reader.

Survivors include two sons, Paul Cisler, Appleton; and Mark Cisler, Milwaukee; two daughters and sons-in-law, Patty and Tim Murphy, Milwaukee; and Jane and Joe Zimmer, Appleton; and six grandchildren.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by five brothers, Harvey, Otto, Wilfred, Robert and August; and three sisters, Virgil, Libby and Lorraine.

Friends may call after 10 a.m. Monday, March 10, at St. Agnes Catholic Church, 1484 Ninth Street, where the Mass of Christian Burial will take place at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Richard Getchel officiating. Burial will be at St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery in Luxemburg, Wis. Online condolences may be expressed at www.lyndahl.com.

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

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

Lyndahl Funeral Home

and Cremation Services

Lombardi Ave. & Ridge Rd.

Posted March 8, 2008

Habeck, Hugo F.

Hugo F. Habeck, 86, formerly of Maribel, passed away Thursday, March 6, 2008, at a local hospital. He was born Dec. 2, 1921, in the Town of Cooperstown, son of the late Louis and Martha (Gauger) Habeck. He married Meta Radue on June 17, 1944 at St. John's Lutheran Church in Maribel. She preceded him in death on Sept. 3, 1995. He was a farmer all his life, and was also a salesman at Wegner Implement in Langes Corners. Hugo was lifetime member of St. John's Ev. Lutheran Church in Maribel. He was also on the Board of Control at Manitowoc Lutheran High School, which he was very proud of, and was also a member of the Maribel Lions Club. Hugo was an avid Packer fan, and enjoyed playing sheepshead and bingo and traveling with his wife and friends.

Survivors include his two children, Lois (Larry) Schneider, Maribel; and Lyle Habeck, Two Rivers; two grandsons, Todd (Holly) Schneider, Grafton; and Thomas Schneider, Manitowoc; five great-grandchildren, Jordan, Sydney, Payton, Brenna, and Bradley; one sister, Verna Doell, Kewaunee; one sister-in-law, Lorna Habeck, Kewaunee; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Hugo was preceded in death by his parents; wife; his brother, Harvey; one sister-in-law, Norma Kasten; three brothers-in-law, Hugo and Hilmer Radue, and Alvin Doell; two nephews and one niece.

Family and friends may call Sunday, March 9, 2008, from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Knutson-Cotter Funeral Home, 536 Cty R., Denmark. Visitation will continue on Monday from 10 a.m. until the time of service at St. John's Ev. Lutheran Church in Maribel. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at church, with Pastor Mark Walters officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Memorial contributions may be directed to St. John's Ev. Lutheran Church in Maribel or Manitowoc Lutheran High School. Online condolences may be expressed at www .cotterfuneralhome.com.

The family extends a warm thanks to the caregivers at Laurel Grove, Shady Lane, and Aurora Medical Center in Two Rivers, for all their kindness and compassion.

Posted March 8, 2008

Van Lanen, James F. "Jim"

James F. "Jim" Van Lanen, 64, Little Sturgeon Bay, passed away Thursday, March 6, 2008, at his home. Jim was born Nov. 17, 1943, in Green Bay, the son of Minnie (Vanden Hoogen) Van Lanen, De Pere and the late Elmer Van Lanen. He married Sharon Whiting on May 22, 1965, at St. Mary's in De Pere. Jim was a member of Local #139 and worked as a heavy equipment operator for many years, retiring in 2005. He loved to hunt, fish, play pool and enjoyed the company of his friends.

Survivors include his mother, Minnie Van Lanen, De Pere; his former wife, Sharon Van Lanen, Green Bay; his children and their families, Michelle Walker, Gillett and her children, Abby and Emma, Angela (Mark) Greene, Bellevue and their children, Cameron and Caeden, Russell (Kim) Van Lanen, Green Bay and their children, Kiley and Leah, Randall (Jenny) Van Lanen and their children, Stephanie and Brett; three sisters, Marianne (Don) Gibbons and Carol (Bill) Felber, both of Bellevue; and Arleen (Bob) Grignon, Ledgeview.

Friends may call at the Proko-Wall Funeral Home, 1630 E. Mason St. on Sunday, March 9, 2008, from 1 p.m. until the time of services. Funeral services will be 5 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home with Rev. John Harper officiating. Online condolences may be expressed to the Van Lanen family at www.prokowall.com.

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Posted March 8, 2008

MaryAnne Habeck

MaryAnne Habeck (née Schuster) departed this life on Friday, March 7, 2008, after 83 years.

MaryAnne was born in Manitowoc County on August 1, 1924, to the late Anna and Emil Schuster. She married Clarence, her Adell sweetheart, in 1946. They farmed in Sheboygan before moving to Milwaukee, where they built their own home. MaryAnne remained active all her years. She enjoyed traveling, homemaking, family history, religious study, volunteer work and socializing with her family. An avid cook and correspondent, she never missed a birthday, anniversary or other occasion. MaryAnne has gone to a better place, but is sorely missed by those left behind.

She is survived by her husband of 61 years: Clarence; daughters: Marcella (William) Morey and Audrey Habeck; siblings: Carol Miske and Daniel (Arlene) Schuster; grandchildren: Dan (Val) Morey; Natalie (John) McDonald; Carol (Brian) Frey-Romano and Charles Frey, great-grandchildren: Caitlyn and Meghan Morey; and Madison McDonald; and a great-grandson expected by Carol and Brian in July. Nieces, nephews, in-laws and cousins also survive.

Memorial services will be held on Monday, March 10, 2008, at St Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church, 8080 N. 47th St., Brown Deer. Visitation begins at 6:30 p.m. until the time of service at 7 p.m.

Herald Times Reporter

March 8, 2008

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Posted March 8, 2008

Jansen, Aloysius "Al"

Al Jansen, 81, Neenah, died Friday, March 7, 2008, at his home with his family by his side. He was born April 4, 1926, in Little Chute, son of Martin and Mary (Lamers) Jansen. Al married Carole Gehrke, October 9, 1947, at St. Margaret Mary Catholic Church, Neenah. He was a charter member of St. Gabriel Catholic Church, Neenah and a member and past Grand Knight of the Knights of Columbus, Nicolet Council. Al was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II, having served with the 2nd Armored Division "Hell on Wheels" and fought in the Battle of the Bulge. He was a member of the American Legion Hawley Dieckhoff Post #33, Neenah. Al, along with his brothers worked with their father, Martin Jansen in the Jansen Construction Company in Little Chute and Al continued as a mason with other contractors prior to his retirement. Al will be remembered by many as a deputy at the Raveno.

Al is survived by his wife, Carole, of 60 years; his children: Peter (Jane) Jansen, Neenah; David (Sharon DeFoliart) Jansen, Falmouth, ME; Peggy Sobiesczyk, Menasha and her fiance Karl Block; Paula Jansen, Neenah; and Nancy (Lance) Olson, Town of Harrison; 13 grandchildren: Natalie (Brian) Dovi, Brian (Noelle) Jansen and Jodi (Jared) Pelski; Cortney Jansen and her fiance Brian Kim and Hannah Jansen; Dawn (Patrick) Steele, Jared, Jonathon and Michael Sobiesczyk; Peter E. (Kelly) Wick and Tara Wick; Christopher and Stacie Olson; six great-grandchildren: Connor and Hailey Dovi; Ashlee, Colin and Aaron Steele; Ethan Wick and an expected great-grandson, baby Wick; a brother and sister: Martin T. Jansen, Little Chute and Dolores Liesch, Little Chute; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law: Joseph Dollevoet, Little Chute; Donald Zolkowski, Darboy; Grace Jansen, Little Chute, Alvina Jansen, Kaukauna and Janet Gehrke, Neenah; numerous nieces, nephews and friends and special pet, Charlie.

Al was preceded in death by his parents; brothers and sisters: Adriana (Frank) LeNoble, John (Lorraine) Jansen, Norbert (Laverne) Jansen, Vincent Jansen, Agnes (Charles) Moeri, Ursula Dollevoet, Joseph C. Jansen, Gertrude (Gordon) Marquardt, Anthony (Leatrice) Jansen and Gerald Jansen; sisters-in-law: Marianne "Sue" Jansen, Marilyn "Bubbles" Gross, Donna Dorton and Kathlyn "Kay" Zolkowski; and brothers-in-law: Vernon Liesch and Peter Gehrke, Jr.; his father- and mother-in-law: Peter Sr. and Margaret Gehrke; and son-in-law, Elzer "Butch" Sobiesczyk.

A Mass of Resurrection for Al will be held at 11:30 a.m. Monday, March 10, 2008, at St. Gabriel Church with Rev. Richard Allen officiating. Interment will be in Oak Hill Cemetery, Neenah. Friends may call at the church from 9 a.m. Monday until the time of the mass. Military honors will be performed by members of the American Legion Hawley-Dieckhoff Post following the services at the church.

KESSLER FUNERAL HOME

& CREMATION SERVICES

Neenah 920-722-6464

Posted March 8, 2008

Joosten, Erma A.

Joosten, Erma A., age 88, of Appleton, passed away at her home on Thursday, March 6, 2008. Erma was born in the Town of Buchanan on March 16, 1919, to the late William and Laura (Berghuis) Emmers. She was a longtime member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church and for 7 years she worked at Appleton Wire Works. On April 22, 1950, she married Richard Joosten, who preceded her in death on September 4, 1991. Erma also worked seasonally for Stokely-VanCamps for 5 years. Family was very important to Erma. She loved to spend time babysitting her grandchildren. Erma also loved to crochet.

Erma is lovingly survived by her children: Linda (Terry) Hulbert of Menasha, David (Debra) Joosten of Cedar Rapids, IA; grandchildren: Tanya, Terry Jr., Jason and Bryan Hulbert, Terra (Shawn) Gatzemeyer, Heather Joosten, great-grandchild: Laura Pingel; sisters: Irene Ruys, Alma (Henry) Dictus, Rita (Martin) Brock; sisters-in-law: Alice Joosten, Pauline Joosten, Virginia (Donald) Haese and numerous nieces and nephews.

Erma is preceded in death by two infant sisters, brothers-in-law: Albert Ruys, Walter Joosten, Edward Joosten, Jerome Joosten, Stanley Joosten, Ed Bastian, John Jurek, Eugene Kosmosky: sisters-in-law: Martha Bastian, Rosella Jurek and Marian Kosmosky.

Erma's family would like to extend a special thank you to Heartland Hospice, Gretchen Peterson, Erika Turrubiates and all the staff and clergy at Sacred Heart Catholic Church for all their love and support.

Funeral Services for Erma will be held at SACRED HEART CATHOLIC CHURCH, 222 E. Fremont Street, Appleton, on Monday, March 10, 2008, at 11 a.m. Friends may call at the Wichmann Funeral Home, Tri-County Chapel, 3212 S. Oneida Street, Appleton, on March 9, 2008, from 3:00 p.m. to 7 p.m. and again at church from 10 a.m. until the time of service.

In lieu of flowers, please send memorials to the Alzheimer's Association of Greater Northeastern Wisconsin, 2900 Curry Lane, Suite A, Green Bay, WI 54311.

WICHMANN FUNERAL HOME

TRI-COUNTY CHAPEL

3212 S. Oneida Street

Appleton 920-831-9905

www.wichmannfargo.com

Posted March 8, 2008

Laabs, Gilbert R.

Gilbert R. Laabs, age 82, of the Town of Hortonia, passed away on Thursday, March 6, 2008, at his residence. He was born on November 22, 1925, the second son of Robert and Agnes (Neuman) Laabs. He became a child of God when he was baptized at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Dale and after instructions was confirmed in his faith on April 10, 1938. He was an active member of St. Paul having served as president of the church council; also as a member of various committees, long time member of the Senior Choir, and a member of the Men's Club and Couples Club.

Gilbert graduated from Hortonville High School in 1944. It was there he met his future wife, Winnifred Lueck, whom he married on June 4, 1949. They celebrated 58 years of marriage together this past June.

Gilbert and Winnifred farmed in the Town of Dale and then in Hortonia from 1957-1981 winning several awards for outstanding conservation practices. They were active Farm Bureau members for over 50 years where Gilbert served on the County Board of Directors and as membership chairman for many years; and was also a Farmco Board member for many years. He held several offices in AAL Branch #1162, Dale, and was president for a long time helping with many volunteer benefits. He volunteered at Grignon Mansion for the spring and fall school days for a number of years. In his retirement, he worked on several farm related jobs. Currently, he was a member of the Outagamie Co. Drainage Board.

He enjoyed traveling (one of the most memorable trips was to the Holy Land in 1992), reading, gardening, their family and wonderful grandchildren. Holidays were especially memorable for family gatherings "at the farm."

He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Winnifred; children: Greg (Lea Ann) Laabs, Sheryl (Ken) Hagen, Jerome (Sue) Laabs; also seven precious grandchildren: Robert (Dana) Laabs, Elizabeth Laabs U.S. Navy, Kurt (Christi) Hagen, Peter and Claire Hagen, Kristin and Jenna Laabs; a great-granddaughter, Morgan Laabs; brothers: Melvin (Nona), Willard (Marion), Dennis (Caroline), Don (Jan); brother-in-law, Milton (Shirley) Collar; and many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Gilbert was preceded in death by his parents, his son Kendal, his sister-in-law Ruth Collar and father and mother-in-law, Walter and Carrie Lueck.

The Christian Funeral for Gilbert will be held on Monday, March 10, 2008, at 11 a.m. at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Dale with Rev. Lyle Luchterhand and Rev. David Laabs officiating. Burial will be in Highland Memorial Park in Appleton. Friends may call at the Borchardt & Moder Funeral Home in Hortonville on Sunday from 3-7 p.m. and on Monday at the church from 10 a.m. until the time of the service. A memorial fund has been established.

For to me, to live is Christ, to die is gain. Phil. 1: 21

Borchardt & Moder

Funeral Home

109 W. Main St., Hortonville

920-779-4588

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Posted March 9, 2008

Burdeau, Joseph Sr.

Joseph Burdeau Sr., 84, Flintville, died peacefully at home on Wednesday, March 5, 2008, surrounded by his loving family.

He was born Aug. 18, 1923, to the late Earl and Catherine (Shippy) Burdeau.

On April 21, 1951, Joe married Delores Hudson at St. Casimir Church in Krakow. Joe and Delores farmed on the homestead in Flintville. He also worked at Gerald Schrader Trucking for 31 years. He loved spending time with his grandchildren, especially watching and cheering them on while they played baseball, softball, and football. Joe was also an avid Packers fan. He enjoyed his visits with Randy Styczynski, Vernon Tilque, and Gerald Schrader and, let us not forget, the boys at the Suamico Garage. One of Joe's favorite pastimes was listening to polka music.

Survivors include his wife of 56 years, Delores; one son and daughter-in-law, Joe and Lois Burdeau; three daughters and one son-in-law, JoAnne Burdeau, Jackie Burdeau, Jodi and Mark Schuettpelz; one godchild, Donalee Brusky; six grandchildren, John and Lynn Burdeau, Steve and Stacy Burdeau, Robbie, Ashley, Emily, and Katelyn Schuettpelz; five great-granddaughters, Kayla, Kristin, Julia, Jenna, and Jaelyn Burdeau; one brother, Irvin Burdeau; special nieces, Cathy and Gary Curtiss, and Mary and Larry Sackett. He is further survived by eight brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Oscar and Jeanette Hudson, Russell and Carol Hudson, Betty and Tom Perz, Shelby and Donald Brusky, Sue Hudson, Terry Hudson, Betty Hudson, and Eugene Hudson; nieces and nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his son, Jeffrey; one brother, Earl (Duke) Burdeau; one infant sister, Kate Burdeau; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Leo and Dorothy Truax, George and Jean Hudson, Gordon, Gary, and Ivan Hudson, Helen Burdeau, and Carol Hudson.

Friends may call at SS Edward & Isidore Church in Flintville from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Monday, March 10, 2008. The funeral Mass will be celebrated Monday at 6 p.m. at the church, Fr. David Kasperek presiding. Burial in the parish cemetery. Marnocha Funeral Home, Pulaski is serving the family.

The family would like to thank the wonderful staff at Heartland Hospice, especially Heidi, Sue, and Holly, for the excellent care they gave Joe.

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

Online condolences may be expressed at www.marnochafuneralhome.com

Posted March 9, 2008

Collaer, Robert J. "Corky"

Robert J. "Corky" Collaer, 82, Ashwaubenon, peacefully entered his eternal home, Friday March 7, 2008. He was born June 9, 1925, to Joseph and Henrietta (Albers) Collaer. Robert served his country in the U.S. Coast Guard during World War II. He traveled to many areas with the Coast Guard and was a radar specialist on the ships. After leaving the service, he began working at Northwest Engineering where he remained a dedicated employee for 42 years, retiring at the age of 62.

Robert married Adele A. Albers on May 29, 1948, at St. Boniface Catholic Church in West DePere. She preceded him in death in 2000.

Robert enjoyed many things in life, especially his grandchildren and the company of his many dogs throughout the years. Most recently, he had a special love for his dog, Maddie. Robert was very active for many years as a member of the Ashwaubenon Retired Fire Company 213. He loved telling stories about his experiences with the Coast Guard and life in total.

Robert is survived by his loving children, Robyn (Dan) Englebert, Lori Collaer, Joe (Connie) Collaer, and Kelly (Michelle) Collaer, all of Green Bay; his grandchildren, Ben (Kerry), Kamie (Greg), Cassandra and Zachary; a great grandson, Brody; his brothers, Glen (Lois) Collaer, and Ken (Mary) Collaer; and a sister, Lois (Bob) LaPlante.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Adele; his parents; and two sisters, Jean Linane and Lorrayne Tuyls.

Friends may call at Nativity of Our Lord Catholic Church, 2270 South Oneida St, from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Tuesday. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday at the church with the Rev. Dennis Bergsbaken officiating. Entombment will be in Allouez Chapel Mausoleum.

The family would like to extend a special thank-you to Sara, Deacon Bob Nooker, Irene, Christine, Cara and many more from Unity Hospice for all their loving care. Also, a special thanks to Ellen and her staff at Harbor House for all their care and compassion.

Corky will be sadly missed by his family and friends.

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

Blaney Funeral Home is assisting the Collaer family. Online condolences may be expressed at www.blaneyfuneralhome.com

Posted March 9, 2008

Gustafson, Neil L.

Neil L. Gustafson, 83, village of Howard, died peacefully, Thursday, March 6, 2008, at his home following a long illness.

He was born Sept. 19, 1924, in Carney, Mich., to Lenas and Inez (Olson) Gustafson. Neil served his country as a Merchant Marine and later in the U.S. Army during World War II.

In 2001, he was united in marriage to Muriel Jeske. Neil was employed at Schmitt's Dental in Quincy, Ill., and Nels Davies Dental Lab in Green Bay.

He is survived by his wife, Muriel; two children and a daughter-in-law, Neil and Linda Gustafson, St. Louis, Mo.; Sharon Rockwell, Quincy, Ill.; five grandchildren, Ian, Damien, Devon, Sean, Tanya; six great-grandchildren, six sisters, one brother and their spouses, Helen Tappy, Faye Tirschel, Lorraine (Leo) Klene, Laverne Barnes, Yvonne (Fran) Paquette, Allyne (Donna) Gustafson, Gail Ferrara; and a sister-in-law, Loraine Gustafson.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Palma M. (Pennucci) Gustafson; his parents, Inez (Olson) and Lenas Gustafson; his stepfather, George Morneau; a brother, Don Gustafson; a sister, Joyce Gustafson; and four brothers-in-law, Joe Tappy, Jim Tirschel, Jim Barnes, Vincent Meicher.

Friends may call at Blaney Funeral Home, 1521 Shawano Ave., from 4 to 8 p.m. Monday. Friends may also call at the funeral home from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Tuesday. The Funeral Service will be held at 12:30 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home with Luther Raines and Darren Ward officiating. Entombment will be in the Shrine of the Good Shepherd Mausoleum. To send online condolences, please go to www.BlaneyFuneralHome.com.

Posted March 9, 2008

Massey, Richard J.

Richard J. Massey, 61, Howard, passed away at his home on Friday, March 7, 2008.

Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced at a later date. Online condolences welcome at www.PfotenhauerFuneralHome.com

A memorial fund has been established in Richard's name at the funeral home. Memorial gifts can be sent C/O Pfotenhauer Funeral Home, PO Box 13355, Green Bay, WI 54307-3355.

PFOTENHAUER

Funeral Homes-Cremation

(920) 434-2060

A Tradition of Excellence

Posted March 9, 2008

Matheys, Arletta A.

Arletta A. Matheys, 97, Green Bay, passed away at a local nursing home on Thursday, March 6, 2008. Arletta was born in Denmark, Wis., to the late Alfred and Adeline (Sladkey) Rasmussen on Sept. 30, 1910.

She married Floyd W. Hansen on July 29, 1929, who passed away on July 31, 1941.

She married Eugene C. Matheys Sr. on Jan. 20, 1945, who passed away on Sept. 4, 1978. Arletta enjoyed gardening, playing cards, and singing in Bohemian. She will be remembered for her resilient spirit throughout her life.

Arletta is survived by one son, Eugene (Nancy) Matheys, Excelsior Springs, Mo.; three daughters, Virginia Chizek, Green Bay; Patricia (Dan) Ankeney, Green Bay; and Joan Quinn, Harrisburg, Penn.; 16 grandchildren, 28 great-grandchildren, and 40 great-great-grandchildren; one brother and sister-in-law, Orville and Esther Rasmussen, Manitowoc; and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husbands; three daughters, Ellen Matheys and two infants; son-in-law, Victor Chizek; brother and sister-in-laws, Charles (Mary) Rasmussen, Harry (Ruth) Rasmussen, Alfred Rasmussen Jr.; one sister and brother-in-laws, Evelyn (Clarence) Van Ess, Fern (Donald) Newman and Florence Olin.

Visitation at MALCORE (East) Funeral Home, University Avenue at Baird Street Wednesday from 9 a.m. until the time of the funeral. Mass of Christian Burial will be held 11 a.m. Wednesday at SS. Peter and Paul with Rev. Harry Hafemann officiating. Entombment in the Shrine of the Good Shepherd Mauseoleum.

The family would like to extend a special thanks to the staff of Odd Fellows Home and Heartland Hospice for all of their special care.

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

Posted March 9, 2008

Mocco, Kenneth G.

Kenneth G. Mocco, 60, Coleman, died Saturday, March 8, 2008.

Arrangements in care of Ackerman Funeral Directors.

Posted March 9, 2008

Van Landghen, Roxanne E.

Roxanne E. Van Landghen passed away Friday March 7, 2008, at Oakridge Gardens.

She was born in Manawa, Wis., Aug. 30, 1918, to the late Frank and Elsie (Lueck) Schroeder. Roxanne married Douglas Van Landghen in Waukegan, Ill. on April 4, 1962, and shared 45 wonderful years together.

She is survived by six children, Bonnie (James) Haberkorn, Green Bay; LaVonne Carpenter, Green Bay; Donald Roland, Mountain; Diane (Robert) Link, Door County; Gary (Anita) Roland, Green Bay; and Sonya (Wayne) Black, Freedom; 13 grandchildren: 21 great-grandchildren, and a sister, Geanine (Werner) Koehler, Appleton.

Roxanne was preceded in death by her parents and a brother, Robert.

Funeral services will be held at the Valley Funeral Home Monday, March 10, 2008, at 11 a.m. with Pastor David Skarsten officiating. Visitation will be from 9 a.m. until time of services.Burial will be in Northport & Ostrander Cemetery, Town of Mukwa, Wis.

"A Special Thank you to the staff at Oakridge Gardens for the special care that was given to Roxanne during her time there."

Valley Funeral Home

2211 N. Richmond St.

Appleton, WI 54911

(920) 733-5435

www.valleyfh.com

Posted March 9, 2008

Wanie, Orville M.

Orville M. Wanie, 90, De Pere, died Tuesday, March 4, 2008.

Orville was born April 9, 1917, in the Seymour area, the son of the late Raymond Wanie and Florence (Shier) Vandenberg.

On Aug. 15, 1940, he married the former Eleanor Hurlbutt. She preceded him in death on Sept. 8, 2001. Orville served his country in the U.S. Army as a PFC.

Orville is survived by his son, Bill (Peg) Wanie, Abrams; daughter, Carol Vengrowsky, De Pere; five grandchildren and nine great grandchildren, David Wanie, his son Darien Riemer, Terry (John) Arndt, their children Alex Fillion, Brandon, and Kennah Vancampenhaut, Chris (Shelly) Vengrowsky, their children Jonica Pape and Jacobey Vengrowsky, Mike (Lori) Vengrowsky, and Patty Vengrowsky, her children Lashon, Kyjuan, and Layla Vengrowsky.

Orville was preceded in death by his parents, Raymond and Florence; his step father, Bill Vandenberg, and his wife, Eleanor.

There will be a Private Family Celebration of Orville's Life held at a later date.

RYAN FUNERAL HOME, De Pere, is assisting the Wanie family. Please visit www.ryanfh.com to send online condolences to the Wanie family.

Posted March 9, 2008

Woodke, Melvin A.

Melvin A. "Charlie" "Woody" Woodke, 94, formerly of Seymour, died Saturday, March 8, 2008, in Appleton. He was born Sept. 8, 1913. In 1935, he was united in marriage to Grace Smits. Melvin had farmed in Seymour as well as worked at St. Mary's Hospital, and Seymour Transport.

He is survived by his children, Nick (Nancy) Woodke, Dee (Vernon) Bley, Jerry (Carol) Woodke, Fred (Mary) Woodke, and Don (Jan) Woodke; daughter in law, Connie Woodke; 18 grandchildren; and several great grandchildren.

Melvin was preceded in death by his wife, Grace; twin infant sons, and two adult sons, Glen and John; one sister and two brothers.

Friends may call after 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the RYAN FUNERAL HOME, 305 N. Tenth Street De Pere, until time of service at 11 a.m. with Rev. Steve Witte officiating. Burial will take place in Lawrence Cemetery.

Please go to www.ryanfh.com to express online condolences to the family.

The family would like to thank Franciscan Care for all their care.

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Posted March 9, 2008

Hertel, Bernice A.

Bernice A. Hertel, 80, Chilton, died on March 7, 2008, at the Calumet Medical Center in Chilton. She was born April 17, 1927, in Charlesburg, daughter of the late Roman & Veronica (Steiner) Keuler. She married Arnold A. Hertel on April 3, 1945, at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Chilton. Bernice was named Outstanding President of the 6th District of Wisconsin VFW Auxiliary in 1966. She was the author of the book Piece by Peace which led to her worldwide involvement with COPE Ministry.

Survivors include her husband, Arnold; eight children, Audrey (Nubby) Miller, New Holstein; Lynn (Paul) Baumgart, Madison; Edward (Jo) Hertel, Davis, Calif.; Jean (Henry) Grimm, Green Bay; Rose (Ken) Harris, Nevada City, Calif.; Herb (Ruth) Hertel, Appleton; Julie (Jim) Meyer, Chilton; and Patrick (Vickie) Hertel, Southlake, Texas; a daughter-in-law, Maria Hertel, Arnold, Calif.; 26 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; a sister, Cleta (Al) Woelfel, Chilton; and two sisters-in-law, Vivian Hertel and Marion Fannin, both of Chilton. She is further survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends.

She was also preceded in death by a son, Daniel Hertel; and two brothers, Jerome & Glen Keuler.

Funeral services will be at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, March 10, 2008, at the Wieting Family Funeral Home (411 W. Main St.) in Chilton. Burial will be in St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home from 2 to 6 p.m. on Monday, March 10, 2008, when the service will be held.

A memorial fund has been established in the name of Bernice A. Hertel.

Online Condolences

www.wietingfuneralhome.com

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Posted March 10, 2008

Matheys, Arletta A.

Arletta A. Matheys, 97, Green Bay, passed away at a local nursing home on Thursday, March 6, 2008.

Visitation at MALCORE (East) Funeral Home, University Avenue at Baird Street on Wednesday from 9 a.m. until the time of the funeral. Mass of Christian Burial will be held 11 a.m. Wednesday at SS. Peter and Paul with Rev. Harry Hafemann officiating. Entombment in the Shrine of the Good Shepherd Mauseoleum.

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

Posted March 10, 2008

Mocco, Kenneth G.

Kenneth G. Mocco, 59, Coleman, died Saturday, March 9, 2008.

Private services will be held in care of Ackerman Funeral Directors.

Posted March 10, 2008

Vanderheyden, Doris

Doris Vanderheyden, 84, Green Bay, died Saturday, March 8, 2008, at a local nursing home.

Friends may call Wednesday, March 12, from 4 to 7 p.m. at Lyndahl Funeral Home, where a parish wake service will take place at 7 p.m. Visitation will continue after 10 a.m. Thursday at St. Agnes Catholic Church, 1484 Ninth Street, where the Mass of Christian Burial will take place at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Richard Getchel officiating. Burial will take place in Allouez Catholic Cemetery.

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

Lyndahl Funeral Home

and Cremation Services

Lombardi Ave. & Ridge Rd.

(920) 499-1223

Posted March 10, 2008

Wanie, Orville M.

Orville M. Wanie, 90, De Pere, died Tuesday, March 4, 2008. Orville was born April 9, 1917, in the Seymour area, the son of the late Raymond Wanie and Florence (Shier) Vandenberg. On Aug. 15, 1940 he married the former Eleanor Hurlbutt. She preceded him in death on Sept. 8, 2001. Orville served his country in the U.S. Army as a PFC.

Orville is survived by his son, Bill (Peg) Wanie, Abrams; daughter, Carol Vengrowsky, De Pere; five grandchildren and nine great grandchildren, David Wanie, his son Darien Riemer, Terry (John) Arndt, their children Alex Fillion, Brandon, and Kennah Vancampenhaut, Chris (Shelly) Vengrowsky, their children Jonica Pape and Jacobey Vengrowsky, Mike (Lori) Vengrowsky, and Patty Vengrowsky, her children Lashon, Kyjuan, and Layla Vengrowsky.

Orville was preceded in death by his parents, Raymond and Florence; his stepfather, Bill Vandenberg; and his wife, Eleanor.

There will be a Private Family Celebration of Orville's Life held at a later date.

RYAN FUNERAL HOME, De Pere, is assisting the Wanie family. Please visit www.ryanfh.com to send online condolences to the Wanie family.

The Wanie family would like to thank Angels Touch and Heartland Hospice, also thank you goes to Marge Tease and Renee Biese for their care of Orville.

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Posted March 10, 2008

Rasmussen, Francis W.

Francis W. Rasmussen, 79, Appleton, passed away Sunday, March 9, 2008, at the Appleton Medical Center. He was born Dec. 17, 1928, to the late Nels and Martha Rasmussen. Francis married Carol (Schmidt) Rasmussen on April 7, 1956. Francis was a self-employed farmer for 25 years and was also a truck driver for Valley, Carew Concrete and Murphy Concrete for 25 years.

Francis is survived by his wife, Carol; two sons, Richard (Judy) Rasmussen, Appleton, Wis.; and Steven Rasmussen, Iola, Wis., two daughters, LuAnn Schommer, Appleton, Wis.; and Mary (Greg) McDaniels, Englewood, Fla.; one brother, Herbert Rasmussen, Larson Wis., five sisters, Lucille Asmuth, Neenah; Hilda Van Camp of Appleton, Ina Rasmussen, Neenah; Leona LeMay, Neenah; and Rose (Robert) Buser, Winchester; nine grandchildren, Lindsey Cooper, Carrie Rasmussen, Rollie, Phillip and Nick Schommer, Rachel, Cheri, Andrew and Allen Heimmerman.

Francis was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, Elmer Rasmussen and Earl Rasmussen; and a sister, Evelyn Reddin.

Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, March 12, at St. Thomas Moore Church with Father Gerald Falk presiding. Visitation time will be held from 9:30 to 11 a.m. at the Church and the funeral service will be at 11 a.m.

Valley Funeral Home

2211 N. Richmond Street

Appleton, WI 54911

920-733-5435

www.valley fh.com

"Serving as would be Served"

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Posted March 11, 2008

Massey, Richard J.

Richard J. Massey, 61, Howard, passed away at his home on Friday, March 7, 2008. He was born on Oct. 14, 1946, in Green Bay, to Norman and Jacqueline (Williquette) Massey. Richard served in the U.S. Air Force during the Vietnam War. He worked for the Postal Service for 30 years retiring in March 2005 and was a fire warden and volunteer for the Little Suamico Fire Dept. Richard was a life member of the VFW Duck Creek Post 7534 and the American Legion. He drove school bus for six years. Richard ran Massey's Bar from 1973 to 1980 and Rick's Tap in Howard.

Survivors include his mother, Jackie; brothers and sisters, Lynn (Gary) Phillips, Sobieski; Maxine Phillips, Green Bay; Gary (Cindy) Massey, Howard; Kevin Massey, Green Bay; and Jeff Massey, Green Bay. Further survived by his faithful and best buddy, his dog, Niki, who will greatly miss him.

He was preceded in death by his father, Norman; grandparents, Henery and Mary Massey, Earl and Rose Williquette; brother-in-law, William "Bill" Phillips; cousins, aunts, uncles and other relatives and friends.

A memorial visitation will be held at the Pfotenhauer Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Howard-Suamico location, 1145 Cardinal Lane, on Wednesday, Mar. 12, 2008, from 4 until 8 p.m. Memorial Service 7 p.m. at the funeral home. Military Honors to follow.

A memorial fund has been established in Richard's name at the funeral home.

Online condolences welcome at www.PfotenhauerFuneralHome.com.

The family wishes to extend a thank you to St. Vincent Hospital, GB Oncology, Dr. Lewis, Dr. Jaslowski, Dr. Clemens, Dr. Metzler, Heartland Hospice staff and a special thank you to Stacie. Also, thanks to Maxine who cared for him in his final months and Lynn, Kevin and Jeff for all their care and help.

PFOTENHAUER

Funeral Home-Cremation

(920) 434-2060

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Posted March 11, 2008

Matheys, Arletta A.

Arletta A. Matheys, 97, Green Bay, passed away at a local nursing home on Thursday March 6, 2008.

Visitation at MALCORE (East) Funeral Home, University Avenue at Baird Street on Wednesday from 9 a.m. until the time of the funeral. Mass of Christian Burial will be held 11 a.m. Wednesday at SS. Peter and Paul with Rev. Harry Hafemann officiating. Entombment in the Shrine of the Good Shepherd Mausoleum.

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

Posted March 11, 2008

Vanderheyden, Doris M. "Meme"

Doris M. "Meme" Vanderheyden, 84, Green Bay, passed away peacefully on Saturday, March 8, 2008, at a local nursing home. She was born Oct. 6, 1923, to the late Nicholas and MaryBelle (McDonald) Kieffer in Marshfield, Wis. On July 25, 1959, she married Francis Vanderheyden at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Green Bay; he preceded her in death on July 16, 2002. Prior to retiring, Doris was employed by Dr. M. R. Erickson's office as a lab technician. Doris was a member of St. Agnes Catholic Church, where she sang in the choir. She loved music dearly, but most of all, she loved her grandchildren.

Survivors include four children and their spouses, Michael McWey, Neenah; Maureen and Frank Colwell, Sherwood; Susan and Fred Streckenbach, Austin, Texas; and Frank Vanderheyden and Pauline, Green Bay; 13 grandchildren, 10 great- grandchildren; other relatives and friends.

In addition to her parents and husband, Fran, Doris was preceded in death by her first husband, Charles McWey, Jr.; one daughter, Gwen Ellen; daughter-in-law, Janis McWey; three brothers, Marvin, Bert, and Gene Kieffer; and two sisters, Mildred Kieffer Larken and Thelma Kieffer.

Friends may call Wednesday, March 12, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Lyndahl Funeral Home, where a parish wake service will take place at 7 p.m. Visitation will continue after 10 a.m. Thursday at St. Agnes Catholic Church, 1484 Ninth Street, where the Mass of Christian Burial will take place at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Richard Getchel officiating. Burial will take place in Allouez Catholic Cemetery. Online condolences may be expressed at www.lyndahl.com.

The family would like to extend a special thanks to the staff of Rennes Health Center for the wonderful care that was given to Meme.

Lyndahl Funeral Home

and Cremation Services

Lombardi Ave. & Ridge Rd.

(920) 499-1223

Posted March 11, 2008

Vernetta M. Koch

Vernetta M. Koch, age 87, a resident at River Woods Estates, 950 S. Rapids Road, Manitowoc, entered eternal life late on Sunday evening, March 9, 2008, at her residence.

She was born Vernetta Marie Allie on July 27, 1920, in Sturgeon Bay. She was the daughter of the late Amos and Amelia (Radzinski) Allie. On Nov. 7, 1940, she married Robert C. Koch at St. Luke Catholic Church, Two Rivers. He preceded her in death in 1997. Vernetta spent many years as a beautician, and then owner/manager of the Vogue Beauty Salon, as well as the Town and Country Beauty Salon in Manitowoc. In past years, she was active as a parishioner at the former St. Paul's Catholic Church, where she was a lay distributor and a member of the choir for many years. She was a member of St. Francis of Assisi and the Daughters of Isabella. Vernetta was loved by all and had a perpetual smile on her face. She loved to dance and was a member, along with her late husband, Bob, of the Lamplighters Dance Club, where they also had served as officers of the club. Vernetta greatly enjoyed her final years of life in residence at River Woods Estates. She made many new friends among the residents and staff and considered some of them her new-found family.

She is survived by one daughter and son-in-law: Mary Lynn and Charles Sharkus, Oconomowoc; two sons and daughters-in-law: Thomas and Wanda Koch, Charlotte, N.C., and Richard Koch and Bonnie Metzger, St. Louis, Mo.; three grandchildren: Craig Sharkus, Oconomowoc; Christopher Sharkus, Phoenix, Ariz.; and Meryl Koch, St. Louis, Mo. Additionally, she is survived by two great-grandchildren: Trenton and Ashley Sharkus, Oconomowoc; one stepsister and brother-in-law: Carol and Gerald Kruse; and stepbrother and sister-in-law: Roger and Charlotte Klein. She was preceded in death by her husband: Robert C. Koch in 1997; one sister: Ruth Messman; and one brother: Hilary Allie.

Funeral services will be held 10 a.m. on Wednesday, March 12, 2008, at St. Francis of Assisi on Waldo. The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated by the Rev. Monsignor James Vanden Hogen, with entombment to follow at Calvary Mausoleum, Manitowoc.

Relatives and friends may call at St. Francis of Assisi, Waldo site, from 9 a.m. until the time of service at 10 a.m.

The Harrigan Parkside Funeral Home and Crematory, North 11th and St. Clair streets, Manitowoc, is assisting the family with funeral arrangements.

Herald Times Reporter

March 11, 2008

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Posted March 11, 2008

Ebben, Agnes M. (nee Joosten)

Agnes Ebben, of Kaukauna, age 90, went peacefully to her eternal home on Saturday, March 8, 2008. She was born September 8, 1917, in Little Chute, the daughter of the late John and Anna (Van Groll) Joosten. On June 16, 1936, she married Arthur Ebben. They resided in the Town of Vandenbroek most of their lives. Agnes was a member of Holy Cross Catholic Church. She loved to crochet, play sheepshead, garden and enjoyed spending time up north at her cottage with her children and grandchildren. Agnes was a wonderful mother, grandmother and great-grandmother and will be lovingly remembered.

She is survived by her children: Joan (James) Effa, Seymour; Joyce (Thomas) Unker, Green Bay; Patricia (James) Albright, Omro; Arthur (Ellen) Ebben, Kaukauna; Carmen (Bruce) Janssen, Bennett; Gene (Margie) Ebben, Kaukauna and Greg (Sal) Ebben, Lena; son-in-law: Donald Reader, Kaukauna; 36 grandchildren and 61 great-grandchildren. Agnes is further survived by her siblings: Joseph (Marion) Joosten, Kimberly; Minnie Van Rooy, Kaukauna; Martha (Martin) Vanden Boogard, Little Chute; Richard (Beverly) Joosten, Little Chute; sisters-in-law: Inez Ebben, Little Chute; Ceil Van Asten, Kaukauna and Delia Joosten, Kimberly; many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Arthur Ebben, daughter Charla Mae Reader, two infant sons, two grandsons, Andrew and Alan Ebben, great-grandson, Jason DeGroot, sister Mary Gloudemans, brother Martin Joosten and two younger siblings.

The funeral liturgy for Agnes will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, March 13, 2008, at HOLY CROSS CATHOLIC CHURCH, 309 Desnoyer Street, Kaukauna, with Fr. Tom Pomeroy officiating. Interment will take place at St. John Cemetery, Little Chute. The visitation will take place at the church on Thursday from 9 - 10:45 a.m.

FARGO FUNERAL HOME

400 W. Wisconsin Ave.

Kaukauna 920-766-6200

www.wichmannfargo.com

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Posted March 12, 2008

Gary Keller

Gary Lee Keller, 58, Sturgeon Bay, passed away Friday, March 7, 2008, at Door County Memorial Hospital emergency room.

He was born Sept. 7, 1949, in Sturgeon Bay, son of Allan Ward and Florence (Renier) Keller.

After high school Gary worked with his uncle at Wes Keller Caretaking. He then worked at Bay Shipbuilding for about five years. Gary also finished Locksmith School during this time, before he took a supervisor position with J.J. Security in 1975, where he worked for 11 years. He then was employed with the Advocate and Press Gazette from 1986 to 1997, until he was struck with a debilitating stroke.

Sept. 28, 1968, he married Kathy Haen at SS. Peter & Paul Catholic Church in Institute.

Gary enjoyed hunting, fishing, and operating ham radio.

He is survived by his wife, Kathy; and three children, Timothy, Appleton, James, Pulaski and Kimberly Keller, Pulaski; and grandson, Zachary.

Preceding him in death were his parents, Allan and Florence Keller; brother, Roger Kramer; and in-laws, Clarence and Lillian Haen.

A Mass of Christian burial was held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, March 11, at St. Joseph Catholic Church with the Rev. Dominic Peluse SCJ officiating. Friends called from 4 to 7 p.m. Monday at Huehns Funeral Home and Tuesday at the church from 10 a.m. until the time of services. There was a parish wake service at 6:45 p.m. Monday evening at the funeral home.

Memorials would be greatly appreciated by Gary’s family.

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

Posted March 12, 2008

Lila Vogel

Lila Carol (O’Dean) Vogel, 85, Sturgeon Bay, went to heaven March 11, 2008, at Aurora BayCare Center, Green Bay, surrounded by her loving children.

She was born March 20, 1922, in Sturgeon Bay, to Lillian (Marcelle) and Carl O’ Dean.

Lila married Clarence Vogel May 15, 1943, in Sturgeon Bay. He preceded her in death Nov. 17, 1977

She loved her home and the farm. She was a happy homemaker and loved to cook and work in her garden. Lila also had a number of pet cows. The grandkids nicknamed her Grandma Moo Moo. She devoted her extra time to cleaning St. Mary’s Church and rectory for the Rev. Buhl at Maplewood.

Lila was the beautiful mother of Carol Delchambre, Forestville; Allen (Pamela) Vogel, Sturgeon Bay; Linda Vogel, Neenah; Betty Luukkenon, Superior; and Mark Vogel, Sturgeon Bay. She is also survived by 11 grandchildren, 14 great- grandchildren; two sisters, Elaine Walker and Alice O’Dean;and a brother Allen O’Dean, all of Sturgeon Bay.

She was preceded in death by her husband; a great-granddaughter; and three brothers, Charles, Loyal and Frank.

Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Friday, March 14, at Holy Name of Mary Church, Maplewood, the Rev. Robert Konkol, OFM officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Friends may call from 9 to 11 a.m. Friday at the church until the time of services. Forbes Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be offered at www.forbesfuneralhome.com

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Posted March 12, 2008

Cravillion, Robert N.

Robert N. Cravillion, 79, Green Bay, died Tuesday, March 11, 2008, at a local hospital. Complete arrangements to be announced by the Proko-Wall Funeral Home.

Posted March 12, 2008

Everard, Irelynde Renee

Irelynde Renee Everard, infant daughter of Ryan and Chelsea (Cloutier) Everard, passed away unexpectedly on March 11, 2008. Friends may call at Proko-Wall Funeral Home and Crematory, 1630 East Mason Street, on Thursday from 4 to 8 p.m. Visitation will continue on Friday at Resurrection Lutheran Church, 1024 Shawano Avenue, Green Bay from 10 to 11 a.m. Funeral Service at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Kathryn Schreitmueller officiating. A complete obituary can be seen in tomorrow's edition.

Posted March 12, 2008

Flynn, Elizabeth "Betty" (Klein)

Elizabeth "Betty" (Klein) Flynn, 83, Green Bay, passed away on March 11, 2008. Betty was born on April 30, 1924, in Green Bay, to the late Lawrence and Ellen (Ferris) Geano. She graduated High School in Peshtigo, Wis., and then moved to Green Bay where she graduated from the Wisconsin College of Cosmetology. Betty was married to Robert Klein and he preceded her in death on Nov. 7, 1963. She married Patrick Flynn on Dec. 22, 1973, and he preceded her in death on May 19, 2001. Although Betty's first priority was raising her family, for many years she owned and operated her own Beauty Shop. After her first husband died she worked out of her home. Betty loved time with her children and grandchildren. She loved cooking and baking. Many a time her children would arrive home from school to be greeted by the smell of fresh baked bread and St. Patrick's Day always meant green bread to take to school. The college years always brought home-made care packages the children and grandchildren always looked forward to. She also loved time up north at the cottage and many happy times were spent in Wisconsin's north woods.

She will be sadly missed by four children, Chris Klein and Pat Klein, both Green Bay; Paul Klein and Beth Janssen, Amherst Junction; and Frank Klein, Algoma, seven grandchildren, Erin, Sarah, Benjamin, Jessica, Ian, Will and Caleb; one great-granddaughter Katie; as well as many other relatives and friends.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her first husband, Robert and her second husband Patrick, one son, Michael and her sister, Lucille Kunzer.

Friends may call at Proko-Wall Funeral Home, 1630 East Mason St., Green Bay, on Friday, March 14, 2008, from 3 to 6 p.m. Funeral Service to follow at 6 p.m. at the funeral home with Sr. Helen Keyzer officiating. Entombment at Allouez Chapel and Mausoleum.

The family would like to express a thank you to the staff and nurses of the nursing homes Betty was at, as well as the staff at the Curative Workshop and Betty's family, neighbors and in-home care givers whose care and help allowed her to stay in her home.

Posted March 12, 2008

Frisque, Carrel D.

Carrel D. Frisque, 86, Town of Scott, died March 11, 2008, at his home. He was born Dec. 10, 1921, in Thiry Daems, Wis., to the late John and Alvina (Vanesse) Frisque. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II until 1946. Carrel married the former Renie Renier on June 20, 1942, at Robinsonville Presbyterian Church. He was employed at Christy Supply, Inc. for 36 years retiring in June of 1986. Carrel served as an elder for Robinsonville Presbyterian Church for 50 years; Clerk of Session for 47 years; and Sunday School Teacher for 45 years. He also served as a Cub Scout Master for many years and never missed a Green Bay Packer game. He will be missed by his lunch buddies, Tom, Don and Elmer. He was currently a member of Harvest Community Church in Luxemburg. Carrel enjoyed spending time outdoors, especially when he was walking his Beagle, "Ubu."

He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Renie; one daughter, Karen (Dennis) Feld, New Franken; two sons, David (Jane) Frisque, Swanton, Vt.; Paul (Sharon) Frisque, Green Bay; seven grandchildren, Joe (Sara), Adam, Mark, Sarah and Cassie Frisque and Justin and Megan Feld; one great-grandson, Brayden. He is also survived by two brothers, Elmer (Verna Mae) Frisque, Green Bay; Marvin (Carol Jean) Frisque, Madison, Ind.; two sisters, Germaine Zellner, Luxemburg; Iris Pinchart, Green Bay; nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by one sister and two brothers-in-law, Beatrice (Linus) Hermans and Clarence Zellner.

Friends may call at the Proko-Wall Funeral Home, 1630 E. Mason St., after 4 p.m. on Thursday until the time of service. Funeral Service 7 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home with Rev. Kevin Leich officiating. Burial in the Robinsonville Presbyterian Church Cemetery. Online condolences may be sent to the Frisque family at www.prokowall.com.

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

Posted March 12, 2008

Matheys, Arletta A.

Arletta A. Matheys, 97, Green Bay, passed away at a local nursing home on Thursday, March 6, 2008.

Visitation at MALCORE (East) Funeral Home, University Avenue at Baird Street on Wednesday (today) from 9 a.m. until the time of the funeral. Mass of Christian Burial will be held 11 a.m. today at SS. Peter and Paul with Rev. Harry Hafemann officiating. Entombment in the Shrine of the Good Shepherd Mauseoleum.

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

Posted March 12, 2008

Sheldon, Ralph R.

Ralph R. Sheldon, 96, Green Bay, avid sportsman and conservationist, died Monday, March 10, 2008. He was born Sept. 10, 1911, to the late Floyd O. and Maude (Town) Sheldon in New London, Wis. On June 22, 1935, he married Ethel "Toll" Kelley; she preceded him in death in October of 1964. He married Alice Bader in 1969. Ralph was employed for over 40 years by Green Bay Food as a vinegar maker. He enjoyed trout fishing, dog training and upland game hunting.

Survivors include his wife, Alice; one son and daughter-in-law, Tom and Donna Sheldon, Iron River, Mich.; two daughters and sons-in-law, Sally and Tom Wysocki, Freedom; and Terry and Gene Peruzzi, Green Bay; nine grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and one sister, Eileen (Erv) Mittelstaedt.

In addition to his parents and his first wife, Ethel, he was preceded in death by two brothers and one sister.

Friends may call after 12 noon on Thursday, March 13, at Lyndahl Funeral Home where a Masonic Service conducted by the Washington Lodge #21 Free and Accepted Masons followed by the funeral service will take place at 1:30 p.m. with the Rev. Julio Alvarado officiating. Burial will be in Fort Howard Memorial Park. Online condolences may be expressed at www.lyndahl.com.

Lyndahl Funeral Home

and Cremation Services

Lombardi Ave. & Ridge Rd.

(920) 499-1223

Posted March 12, 2008

Terrill, Claire Lou Holznecht

Claire Lou Holznecht Terrill, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, March 5, 2008, at Rennes Health Care Center at the age of 86. Claire Lou was born Jan. 18, 1922, in Green Bay, Wis., and was a life-long resident. She attended St. Patrick's Grade School and West High graduating in 1940. Claire Lou was preceded in death by her parents, Ella and Frank Holznecht; her two brothers, Frank, Jr., and James; and, her husband, James F. Terrill in 1997. She is survived by her three daughters, Stephanie Deviley, Cynthia Terrill (Michael Losse); and, Pamela Mason (David), Green Bay and Madison, as well as her four grandchildren, Megan and Sarah Losse and Jenna and Sam Mason. Claire is also survived by her youngest brother, Thomas Holznecht (Diane); niece Vicki Ambrosius; two nephews, John and Richard Terrill; sister-in-law Myra Holznecht, California, and many other relatives and friends in California, Illinois, and Wisconsin.

Claire Lou and Jim were married on May 3, 1947, and spent almost 50 years together. They were avid golfers and bridge players and enjoyed their many friends and being with their children and grandchildren. They were active members of Grace Lutheran Church and later Claire Lou became a member of First United Church of Christ. Claire Lou also loved to knit and read and was a devoted fan of "Wheel of Fortune" and the Packers. Claire Lou was an excellent seamstress and followed in her mother's footsteps by doing alterations for individuals as well as clothing stores when her girls were young. After being a full-time mother for a number of years and creating wonderful clothes for her daughters on her mother's pedal sewing machine, she began working in retail. Her favorite job was being the manager of C. A. Gross for Ladies for the lifetime of the store. She had an excellent eye for fashion and design.

Claire Lou was a devoted mother and grandmother who gave a tremendous amount of support and love to her family. She was always fun to be around —and always ready for an adventure! No one could top her holiday meals and especially her cheese mashed potatoes. She was an inspiration to all as she remained loving and happy even as Alzheimer's Disease slowly robbed her of her ability to remember. Her family extends their appreciation to the Rennes Health Center staff for their gentle care and for the love that they gave to our Mom. Sincere thanks are also extended to Heartland Hospice services and the members and staff of First United Church of Christ.

A memorial gathering is scheduled for Friday, March 14, 2008, at 1 p.m. at First United Church of Christ, 509 S. Webster Ave. Friends are invited to attend the service and to reminisce with the family and enjoy light refreshments. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made in Claire Lou's memory to the Alzheimer's Association of NE Wisconsin, 2900 Curry Lane, Green Bay, WI 54311.

Posted March 12, 2008

Vanderheyden, Doris

Doris Vanderheyden, 84, Green Bay, died Saturday, March 8, 2008, at a local nursing home.

Friends may call Wednesday, March 12, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. (TODAY) at Lyndahl Funeral Home, where a parish wake service will take place at 7 p.m. Visitation will continue after 10 a.m. Thursday at St. Agnes Catholic Church, 1484 Ninth Street, where the Mass of Christian Burial will take place at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Richard Getchel officiating. Burial will take place in Allouez Catholic Cemetery. Online condolences may be expressed at www.lyndahl.com.

Lyndahl Funeral Home

and Cremation Services

Lombardi Ave. & Ridge Rd.

(920) 499-1223

Posted March 12, 2008

Wanie, Orville M.

Orville M. Wanie, 90, De Pere, died Tuesday, March 4, 2008. Orville was born April 9, 1917, in the Seymour area, the son of the late Raymond Wanie and Florence (Shier) Vandenberg. On Aug. 15, 1940, he married the former Eleanor Hurlbutt. She preceded him in death on Sept. 8, 2001. Orville served his country in the US Army as a PFC.

Orville is survived by his son, Bill (Peg) Wanie, Abrams; daughter, Carol Vengrowsky, De Pere; five grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren, David Wanie, his son, Darien Riemer, Terri (John) Arndt, their children, Alex Fillion, Brandon Vancampenhout, and Keenah Vancampenhout, Chris (Shelly) Vengrowsky, their children, Jonica Pape and Jacobey Vengrowsky, Mike (Lori) Vengrowsky, and Patti Vengrowsky, her children, Lashon, Kyjuan, and Layla Vengrowsky.

Orville was preceded in death by his wife, Eleanor; his father, Raymond Wanie; and his mother, Florence Vandenberg, and his stepfather, Bill Vandenberg.

There will be a Private Family Celebration of Orville's Life held at a later date. RYAN FUNERAL HOME, De Pere, is assisting the Wanie family. Please visit www.ryanfh.com to send online condolences to the Wanie family.

The Wanie family would like to thank Angels Touch and Heartland Hospice; also thank you goes to Marge Tease and Renee Biese for their care of Orville.

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Posted March 12, 2008

Geurts, John

John "Black Jack" Geurts, Kaukauna, age 62, died on Tuesday, March 11, 2008, at home. He was born April 3, 1945, to Fred and Irene (Coenen) Geurts. Jack graduated from Wrightstown High School. He was a self-employed carpenter who loved growing vegetables and raising chickens at his land.

He is survived by his children: Edward (Amy) Geurts, Karen (Tom) Gibson, and Kelly (Abdel) Terrab; Grandchildren: Adam Boehnlein and Taylor Geurts, Angela, Samir and Layla Terrab, Rachel, Kyle and Brady Gibson, special friend and caregiver, Karen Miller; former wife, Donna Geurts, six sisters: Arlene (Floyd) Huss, Beatrice Anthony, Bonnie (Ronald) Schmidt, all of Kaukauna, Mary (Marvin) Van Asten, Freedom, JoAnn (Al) Lauterborn, Suring, and Judy (Dennis) Brockman, Cecil; four brothers: Richard (Diane), James (Robin), both of Kaukauna, Marlin (Vicky), Appleton, and Dan (Mary), Wrightstown, a sister-in-law, Ardene Welhouse, and brother-in-law, James Ambrosius.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Fred and Irene, a sister, Shirley Ambrosius, and a brother, Roland Geurts. Jack's Memorial Service will be held at 6:00 p.m. on Friday, March 14, 2008, with Fr. Jerry Pastors officiating at BOETTCHER FAMILY FUNERAL HOME, Kaukauna. Friends may call at the Funeral Home from 3:00 p.m. until time of service. In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund is being established in his name. 920-766-2099.

Thanks to Affinity Hospice and friends, Jeff Springstroh and Norbert "Tom" Schabo for all their care and concern.

Posted March 12, 2008

Tomazevic, Patricia Ann

Patricia Ann Tomazevic, 81, Appleton, passed away peacefully Monday, March 10, 2008, at Grand Horizons Assisted Living. She was born January 29, 1927, to the late Arthur and Josephine (Mathy) Bruso in Appleton. Pat graduated from St. Mary's High School in Menasha and U.W. Oshkosh with a teaching degree. Pat married Anton Tomazevic on May 6, 1950, at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Appleton.

She was a charter member of St. Pius X Catholic Church and was very active in the parish. Pat taught at the school, and was involved in the Ladies society, church picnics and funeral dinners. Pat also enjoyed her crafts and after retirement, took up oil painting. She was the ultimate caregiver, always giving of herself for the benefit of others. Everyone will miss Pat's quick wit and wonderful sense of humor.

She will be greatly missed by her husband, Anton; children: Sue Bedor, Neenah; Barb Tomazevic, Appleton; Tom (Mindy) Tomazevic, Eagle River, AK; and Dave (Jenny Anderson, special friend), Appleton; grandchildren: Jeremy (Colleen) Lauer, Jenny (Mike) Hart, Lindsay Bedor, Monica (Jimmy) Ryan, Eric (Chandi) Thiel, Kristopher Tomazevic and Brandon Tomazevic; great-grandchildren: Courtney and Nick Lauer, Charlie, Hannah and Tanner Hart; Melissa, Ashley, Emily and Lauren Ryan; cousin, Mickey (Pete) Schommer who was raised as her sister.

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

Funeral services for Pat will be held at 11:30 a.m. Friday, March 14, 2008, at St. Pius X Catholic Church with Rev. Quinn Mann officiating. Interment will be in St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery, Appleton. Friends may visit the family from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday evening at the funeral home with a 7 p.m. prayer service. There will also be visitation at the church Friday morning from 10 a.m. until the time of mass. A memorial fund is being established for the Alzheimer's Society.

A special thank you to the staff at Grand Horizons and ThedaCare at Home Hospice for their wonderful care of mom.

Valley Funeral Home

2211 N. Richmond St.

Appleton, WI 54911

920-733-5435

www.valleyfh.com

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Posted March 13, 2008

Blixt, Glen V.

Glen V. Blixt, 68, Green Bay, died Wednesday, March 12, 2008, at San Luis Medical and Rehabilitation Center in Ashwaubenon. He was born on Jan. 6, 1940, in Iron Mountain, Mich., the son of the late Walter and Martha (Lachapell) Blixt.

Glen attended St. Lawrence Minor Seminary and graduated from Iron Mountain High School in 1958. Glen served in the Michigan National Guard from 1961 to 1966. He managed the Tri-City Drive In Theater for several years and then worked at the Commercial Bank as a janitor. He was a custodian and supervisor for the DuPage County, Illinois Health Department and most recently worked at Feld Properties as a cleaning supervisor.

Glen was a very generous and loving person to his family and to anyone who needed his help. He will be sadly missed by all that knew him. He always had a great sense of humor, even during the last week of his life!

He is survived by two sisters, Elizabeth (Walt) Sala, Albuquerque, N.M.; and Jeanette Marchand, Kingsford; a brother-in-law, Ray Marchand, Iron Mountain; an uncle, Joseph (Hilda) Lachapell, Menasha, Wis.; three nieces, two nephews, great-nieces and nephews, and many cousins.

Visitation will be Friday from 9 to 10 a.m. at St. Mary and St. Joseph Catholic Church in Iron Mountain. The memorial Mass will be Friday at 10 a.m. at the church. Father Daniel Zaloga will celebrate the Mass. Burial will be in Cemetery Park.

Condolences to the family of Glen V. Blixt can be expressed online at www.ernashfuneralhomes.com.

The Erickson-Rochon & Nash Funeral Home of Iron Mountain is in charge of the funeral arrangements.

Posted March 13, 2008

Buckman, Viola

Viola Buckman, 86, Green Bay, died Wednesday, March 12, 2008. Born in Dyckesville, on Feb. 22, 1922, she is the daughter of the late Oliver and Lillian (Ropson) De Baker. On Sept. 5, 1942, she married James Buckman and he preceded her in death on May 28, 1995. Viola was employed as a waitress at the Zuider Zee Supper Club for many years. She was lovingly known as "the Barbie lady" at the Pine Street farmers market for many years and later at local craft sales. She sewed thousands of Barbie and Cabbage Patch doll clothes over a 30-year time span and made many little girls very happy.

Recently, she enjoyed working on her picture puzzles at Angel's Touch Assisted Living with her grandson, Christopher and visiting with Ryan, Meghan, Emilie and "Turtle."

She is survived by her two sons and three daughters-in-law, William (Ellen) Buckman and Brian (Mary) Buckman, all of Green Bay; Barbara Buckman, Milwaukee; six grandchildren, James (Tara) Buckman, Holloman Air Force Base, N.M.; Brady Buckman, Miami, Fla.; Christopher, Ryan, Meghan and Emilie Buckman, all of Green Bay; three great-grandchildren, Josh, Stephanie and Robbie Buckman, N.M.; one brother, Lloyd (Judy) De Baker, California; one sister-in-law, Bernadette Buckman; many nieces and nephews.

She was also preceded in death by one son, Major Robert Buckman; one sister, Rosella Schindler; three brothers-in-law, Charles, Ward and Thomas Buckman.

Friends may call at MALCORE (East) Funeral Home, University Avenue at Baird Street, from 4 p.m. Friday until the time of the funeral. Funeral Friday 8 p.m. at the funeral home with Rev. Harry Hafeman officiating. Entombment in Allouez Chapel Mausoleum.

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

Posted March 13, 2008

Chaudoir, Kathleen Joan

Kathleen Joan Chaudoir, 83, Green Bay, passed away peacefully Wednesday morning, March 12, 2008. Kathleen was born on May 27, 1924, in the Town of Lincoln.

She was the daughter of Joseph and Julia (Cochart) Vlies. On Sept. 28, 1943, Kathleen married Donald J. Chaudoir in Lincoln. He preceded her in death in 1994.

Her first love was always her girls, and keeping a spotless home. Kathleen was employed as a janitor in the Northern Building for two years. She also worked cleaning many small businesses and private homes. She did seasonal work for Larsen Canning, Co. for three years and in 1961 she started full-time and retired from there in 1983. Kathleen was a member of SS. Peter & Paul Parish for 50 plus years. She was a member of the Altar Society and worked for the funeral dinners for many years. Kathleen enjoyed going out with her friends, a good hop waltz, and one old-fashioned. She was a kind and wonderful person.

She is survived by three daughters and two sons-in-law, Sandra and Randall Soletski, Oconto Falls; Donna Cox, Mesa, Ariz.; Linda and Curt Larsen, Green Bay; six grandchildren, Dawn (Joe McCartan) Soletski, Randall Soletski, Jr., Chris (Stacey) Hoerchler, Heidi (Dan) Landis, Matt Gallagher, and Anna Gallagher (friend, Synthia Oakley); seven great-grandchildren; two sisters-in-law, Marie Vlies, Lincoln; and Viola Chaudoir, Brussels; special niece, Mary Ann Rollin; many other devoted nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Donald; parents; sister and brother-in-law, Mayme and Joe Dequaine; brother: Joe Vlies.

Visitation at MALCORE (East) Funeral Home, University Avenue at Baird Street, Friday from 4 to 8 p.m. Parish wake service 7 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Visitation continues Saturday morning at the funeral home until the time of the funeral in church.

The SS. Peter and Paul Altar Society will recite the Rosary in the church prior to the funeral. Funeral 10 a.m. Saturday at SS. Peter and Paul Church with Monsignor Roy Klister officiating. Burial in Allouez Catholic Cemetery. Please visit www.malcorefuneralhome.com to send online condolences to the family.

The family expresses their heartfelt gratitude to the staff of Century Ridge Assisted Living Facility for their many years of loving care. We also thank Woodland Village and Community and Community Memorial Hospital for their wonderful care and support during Kathleen's final days.

"See you later, Alligator."

Posted March 13, 2008

Everard, Irelynde Renee

Irelynde Renee Everard, infant daughter of Ryan and Chelsea (Cloutier) Everard, passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, March 11, 2008. Irelynde was born Oct. 27, 2007, in Green Bay. Irelynde was our smiling, giggling Princess. She loved snuggle time with Mommy and Daddy, and was just starting to sit up and see her world.

She will be sadly missed by her parents, Ryan and Chelsea; her brothers, Robert-Joseph "RJ" and Austin; her maternal grandparents, William and Pamela Schubert, Green Bay; Lynnette Cloutier, Marinette; paternal grandparents, Francis and Donna Everard, New Franken; great-grandparents, Larry and Julaine Cleavenger, Green Bay; Robert and Marian Vieth, Marinette; great-great grandma, Elaine Becker; aunts and uncles, Jason (Marshah) Everard, Kimberly; Cassandra (Matthew) Rynish, Green Bay; Charlotte (David) Kielcheski, Marinette; Alisha Cloutier, Green Bay; Sheena Schubert, Freeport, Grand Bahama; godmother, Niki Stuckart; cousins, Dylan, Juliana, Tyler, Caitlin, AnnSophie, Ayden; as well as many other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her grandfather, Robert Cloutier; great-grandparents, Timothy and Jerryl Reilly; Harry and Verna Everard; Elmer and Alma Gerke; and one uncle, Corey Jon Everard.

Friends may call at Proko-Wall Funeral Home, 1630 E. Mason St., on Thursday from 4 to 8 p.m. and on Friday at Resurrection Lutheran Church, 1024 Shawano Avenue from 10 to 11 a.m. Funeral service 11 a.m. at the church with Kathryn Schreitmueller officiating. Entombment in Nicolet Memorial Gardens.

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

God loves the little children

All the little children of the world

Posted March 13, 2008

Milinski, Lenore C.

Lenore C. Milinski, 79, a life-long resident of Green Bay, died March 12, 2008, at Bornemann Nursing Home with her family by her side. Lenore was born April 25, 1928, to the late Elmer and Genevieve (Marchant) Kreuser.

Lenore attended West High School. Following High School she worked at the Green Bay Press-Gazette. She married Norbert J. Milinski on Aug. 13, 1949. Lenore enjoyed going to their cottage on Pine Lake. She also enjoyed needlepoint, knitting and having cookouts with her family. She will be deeply missed.

Lenore is survived by her husband of 58 years, Norbert; four children, Mike (Patti) Milinski, Kingsford, Mich.; Pete (Laurie) Milinski, Kaukauna; Karen (Jeff) Hayes, Green Bay; Kay (Dennis) Makos, Green Bay; ten grandchildren; two sisters, Mary Mommaerts, Oneida; and Florence Wauters, Green Bay; one brother, Joe (Pat) Kreuser, Green Bay; one brother-in-law, Robert (Irene) Milinski, Waterford, Wis.

She was preceded in death by her parents; stepmother, Alice; one daughter, Lisa; three brothers-in-law, Bill Mommaerts, Buzz Wauters and Donald Milinski.

Friends may call at St. Bernard Catholic Church, 2040 Hillside La., after 9 a.m. Friday until time of service. Mass of Christian Burial 11 a.m. Friday at the church with Rev. David Pleier officiating. Entombment in the Shrine of the Good Shepherd, Bay Settlement. Proko-Wall Funeral Home is assisting the family with all arrangements. Online condolences may be sent to Lenore's family at www.prokowall.com.

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

The family would like to extend a special thank you to the staff at Bornemann's Nursing Home and Unity Hospice.

Posted March 13, 2008

Moore, Beverly (Rabida)

Beverly A. (Rabida) Moore, 80, Fort McCoy, Fla., and a longtime former resident of Chilton and Fond du Lac, died on Monday, March 10, 2008, at her home in Florida.

Beverly was born on June 25, 1927, in Clintonville, the daughter of the late Edward and Bernice (McCabe) Wolf. She graduated from Green Bay West High School in 1945.

Bev married the late James L. Rabida on June 12, 1948, in Green Bay. He preceded her in death on Sept. 27, 1990. On June 30, 1995, she married the late Albert McCabe in Waukesha. He preceded her in death on Jan. 27, 2004. Bev married Clarence Moore on April 30, 2006 in Fort McCoy, Florida.

Bev, along with her husband, owned and operated the Rabida TV and Paint Store in Chilton from 1957 to 1972. She also worked at the K-Mart in Fond du Lac from 1979 to 1885, prior to her retirement.

Bev was a member of Good Shepherd Catholic Church in Chilton, Friends of the Chilton Library, and was a charter and lifetime member of the Chilton Hospital Auxiliary. She enjoyed playing in many bridge marathons, doing crossword puzzles, playing keyboard, and traveling.

She is survived by her husband, Clarence Moore, Ft. McCoy, Fla.; six daughters, Marcia (Don) Kulibert, North Fond du Lac; Gera Judge, Fort McCoy, Fla.; LeeAnna Rabida, Ft. McCoy, Fla.; Ginger (Paul) Stephanie, St. Cloud; Barbara (John) Wenig, Oostburg; Rebecca (Mark) Sanders, Springfield, Ohio; one son, Jay (Janet) Rabida, Chilton; 22 grandchildren; many great-grandchildren; two brothers, Dale (Carol) Wolf, St. Louis, Mo.; and Tom (Marge) Wolf, Green Bay; two sisters-in-law, Denise Wolf, Goodyear, Ariz.; and Roz Huntington, Tucson, Ariz.; three stepdaughters, Paula (David) Glenzer, Oconomowoc; JoAnn (David) Hilson, MacClenny, Fla.; Nancy Sluski, Lakeland, Fla.; one stepson, George (Dawn) Moore, Ocala, Fla.; step-grandchildren; and step-great-grandchildren. Bev is also survived by longtime and dear friends, Kay, Ginny, Marilyn, Evelyn, and Helen.

Bev was preceded in death by her first and second husband; an infant daughter, Mary Lou Rabida; an infant grandson, Andrew Wenig; one sister, Connie Kluth; and one brother, Joseph Wolf.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at the Good Shepherd Catholic Parish in Chilton, at 11:30 a.m. on Monday, March 17, 2008, with Fr. Bob Kolath, officiating. Burial will take place at St. Mary Cemetery in Chilton.Friends may greet the family at the Wieting Family Funeral Home in Chilton from 2 to 6 p.m. on Sunday, March 16, 2008, and on Monday, from 10 a.m. until the time of prayers at 11 a.m.

Online condolences may be sent to wenig@wenigfuneralhome.com.

Memorial funds are being established in her memory for the Chilton Library or Chilton Catholic School.

The staffs of the Wenig Funeral Home in Sheboygan Falls (920-467-3431) and the Wieting Funeral Home in Chilton are serving the Rabida and Moore families.

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Posted March 13, 2008

Elizabeth V. Blake

Elizabeth V. Blake, age 82, of 2423 S. 16th St., died on Tuesday morning, March 11, 2008, at her daughter's residence.

Elizabeth was born on March 19, 1925, in Northland, Mich., daughter of the late Pete and Nancy Holmes. On Dec. 31, 1942, Elizabeth married Earl Blake in Marquette, Mich. He preceded her in death on Feb. 8, 1997. She was employed at Hamilton Manufacturing Company for 25 years, retiring in 1990. Elizabeth enjoyed the cabins up north, playing cards, watching animals and her flowerbeds. She enjoyed going to the casino and rummage sales and spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Survivors include two daughters and sons-in-law: Evie and Donald Walske; and Val and Gene Avery, both of Two Rivers; son and daughter-in-law: Earl and Becky Blake, Two Rivers; nine grandchildren: Fred and Sherrie Loucks, Two Rivers; Danny and companion, Vicky Loucks, Green Bay; Shelly Loucks, Two Rivers; Scott and Rose Loucks, Two Rivers; Tim and Wendy Loucks, Manitowoc; Debbi and Paul Glowinski, Whitelaw; and Brandon, Derick and Travis Blake, Two Rivers; three step- grandchildren: Barry Avery, Madison; Dean and Judy Avery, Manitowoc; and Wendy and Jeff Moss, Chicago; 29 great-grandchildren; four great-great grandchildren; one sister: Lorraine Nancarrow, Marquette, Mich.; and one brother: Harold Holmes, Scandia, Mich. Nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends also survive. She was preceded in death by 10 brothers and sisters.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, March 14, 2008, at Klein & Stangel Funeral Home and Cremation Care Center, Two Rivers. Officiating at the service will be the Rev. Kim Henning, with burial to follow at Forest View Cemetery, Two Rivers.

The family will greet relatives and friends on Thursday, March 13, 2008, at Klein & Stangel Funeral Home from 5 to 8 p.m.

Visitation will continue on Friday morning from 10 a.m. until the time of service at 11 a.m.

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March 13, 2008

Posted March 13, 2008

Van Eperen, Bernie J.

Bernie J. Van Eperen, age 87, passed away February 29, 2008, in Mesa, AZ. He was born in Kimberly on November 23, 1920, the son of the late Walter and Marie (Vanden Boogaard) Van Eperen. He was married to Agnes Koehler for 37 years, followed by his present wife, Nita Nordness (Harris), since 1981. Bernie started Van Eperen Painting, Inc., in 1950, his sons took the business over in 1985 and is still in operation today. Bernie served in the Coast Guard during World War II and was a member of the American Legion. He was past president of the PDCA. He enjoyed golfing and was a member at Ridgeway Country Club for over 30 years. Bernie also enjoyed buying and refinishing antique furniture.

He is survived by his wife, Nita Van Eperen, Mesa, AZ; Agnes Koehler, Appleton; his children: David (Paula) Van Eperen, Winchester; Shari Pickett, Cardiff, CA; Gary (Sheri) Van Eperen, Appleton; step-daughter, Pam (John) Eilers, Mesa, AZ; his grandchildren: Shane (Kerry) Pickett, Pleasanton, CA; Tammy Pickett, Oceanside, CA; Tara (Chad) Waldorf, New Richmond, WI; Wendy (Dan) DeDalt, Petaluma, CA; Dana Van Eperen, Superior, CO; Jill Van Eperen, St. Paul, MN: Troy Van Eperen, Appleton; step-grandchildren: Lindsay Ross, Mesa, AZ; Alisha Ross, Appleton; Johnna Eilers, Mesa, AZ. He is also survived by five great-grandchildren: Keagan, Will, Meghan, Olivia and Dominic; his brother, Paul (Barb) Van Eperen; sister, Lou (Gene) Schultz; sisters-in-law: Theresa Van Eperen and Dori Van Eperen; many nieces, nephews, relatives and his good friend, Maynard Gardiner.

Bernie was preceded in death by his parents, brothers: John (Evelyn), Walt (Bev), Joe, Hank and Ray; sisters: Mickey Saucer, Leone (Bob) Green, Johanna (Walt) Diedrick and Fran (Bob) Richter.

Our lives have been blessed with Bernie's laughter and joy! He may be out of sight and touch, but will forever be in our hearts. He will never be forgotten.

In lieu of flowers a memorial fund is being established. Funds will be distributed to charitable organizations in Bernie's name. A celebration of Bernie's life will be held on Saturday, March 15, 2008, at Ridgeway Country Club, 2913 Cty Road II, Neenah, from 12 to 3 p.m.

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Posted March 14, 2008

Chaudoir, Kathleen Joan

Kathleen Joan Chaudoir, 83, Green Bay, passed away peacefully Wednesday morning, March 12, 2008.

Visitation at MALCORE (East) Funeral Home, University Avenue at Baird Street, Friday (TODAY) from 4 to 8 p.m. Parish wake service 7 p.m. this evening at the funeral home. Visitation continues Saturday morning at the funeral home until the time of the funeral in church. The SS. Peter and Paul Altar Society will recite the Rosary in the church prior to the funeral. Funeral 10 a.m. Saturday at SS. Peter and Paul Church with Monsignor Roy Klister officiating. Burial in Allouez Catholic Cemetery. Please visit www.malcorefuneralhome.com to send online condolences to the family.

Posted March 14, 2008

Cravillion, Robert N. "Bob"

Robert N. "Bob" Cravillion, 79, passed away on March 11, 2008, unexpectedly at a local hospital. Bob was born on Nov. 17, 1928, in New Franken, to the late Hank and Helen (Schauer) Cravillion. He attended Central Catholic High School in Green Bay. On Sept. 2, 1950, he married the former Darlene Van Ess at St. Joseph Church in Green Bay. She preceded him in death on Feb. 18, 2007. He served his country during the Korean Conflict as a member of the U.S. Army. Bob believed in hard work. His first job was as an elevator operator at the Bellin Building. For most of his career, he worked as a home builder and owner of Cravillion Construction. He also worked part-time for Fox Valley Truck and retired from The Milwaukee Railroad. Bob loved to travel. His favorite trips were to the family cottage on Green Lake near Mountain, during the summer and trips to Florida in the winter. He was also an avid Packers fan and enjoyed playing cards and visiting family and friends.

He is survived by three daughters and one son, Sue (Bob) LeCapitaine, Mary (Dave) Umentum, Tobe (Sue) Cravillion, Becky (Tom) Klish; nine grandchildren, Shane (Jaime) LeCapitaine, Kris LeCapitaine, Matthew (Melissa) Umentum, Melissa (Jesse Bain)Umentum, Sarah (John Mancoske) Cravillion, Luke Cravillion, Chad (Erin) Klish, Craig (Maryjo Nelson) Klish, Curt (Sarah) Klish; seven great-grandchildren, Kaden, Carson and Talan LeCapitaine, Acacia Bain, Izabella Umentum, Conner and Cora Klish; six brothers and sisters, Darrell (Betty) Cravillion, Jim Cravillion, Bonnie Blaney, Sr. Ann Cravillion, Tom (Sue) Cravillion; one brother-in-law, Art (Nina) Van Ess.

He was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Darlene; his parents and parents-in-law, two brothers and one sister-in-law.

Friends may call at Proko-Wall Funeral Home and Crematory, 1630 E. Mason St., on Friday from 4 to 8 p.m. There will be no visitation Saturday morning. Mass of Christian Burial 11:30 a.m. Saturday at Sts. Peter & Paul Catholic Church with Father Harry Hafeman officiating. Entombment in Shrine of the Good Shepherd Mausoleum. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.prokowall.com

A special thank you to dad's neighbors, Dave and Ginger Klarkowski. Dad enjoyed your daily visits and your help is appreciated.

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

Posted March 14, 2008

Garrity, William "Billy"

William "Billy" Garrity, 40, De Pere, died Wednesday March 12, 2008, at a local hospital. The son of William J. Garrity and the late Sandra (Sampo) Garrity was born March 5, 1968, in Green Bay. On Feb. 10, 2004, he married the former Connie Wegner.

Survivors include his wife, Connie; one son, Nick Garrity; his father, Bill Garrity; one sister, Tina Garrity; his grandparents, Erving and Beverly Garrity; nieces, nephews and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his Mom, Sandra; his grandparents, Francis and Marie Sampo.

Friends may call at RYAN FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORY, 305 North Tenth Street, De Pere, Wis., from 4 to 7 p.m. Sunday, March 16, 2008. Visitation will continue on Monday at Our Lady of Lourdes Parish Family, corner of Lourdes Ave and Suburban Drive, De Pere, from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Mass of Resurrection will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Monday at the church with Father Tim Shillcox, O. Praem, officiating.

The family extends a sincere thank you to Drs. Davis and Cvitkovich and the staff at Second Floor, Bellin Hospital for their kindness and support in these past months.

Please visit www.ryanfh.com to send online condolences to the Garrity family.

Posted March 14, 2008

Gruselle, Thomas G.

Thomas G. Gruselle, 73, Green Bay, died peacefully at his home on March 12, 2008. Born on July 22, 1934, in Green Bay, he is the son of the late George and Catherine Gruselle. Tom served in the Air Force, and spent time in Greenland. He worked as a traffic controller for Green Bay Western for many years. In his later years, Tom worked for the Green Bay Press-Gazette in sales, until his retirement. He enjoyed boating, fishing, and golfing.

Tom is survived by one son, Scott (Lisa) Gruselle, New Franken; three grandchildren, Steve, Tyler, and Cody; two brothers, Ron (Virginia "Virge") Gruselle, John (Jean) Gruselle, both of Green Bay; one sister, Joan Matzke; many nieces and nephews.

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

Visitation at MALCORE (West) Funeral Home & Crematory, 1530 West Mason St., Sunday from 1 p.m. until the time of the memorial service. Memorial service 3 p.m. Sunday at MALCORE (West) Funeral Home & Crematory, by Sally A. Reynen, Pastoral Minister.

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

Posted March 14, 2008

Heraly, Carlton (Carl)

Carlton (Carl) Heraly, 75, Casco, passed away Wednesday, March 12, 2008. He was born April 20, 1932, to the late Henry and Josephine (Gillis) Heraly. Carl operated Lakeview Lumber and also Heraly's Carpentry until retiring. He served his country in the Air Force. Carl married Mary Ann Deprey on May 20, 1967. He was a member of the Casco Lions, Holy Trinity Holy Name Society, Casco American Legion and was involved in other church and community activities.

He is survived by his wife, Mary Ann; his children, Suzanne (Steve) Vincent, Green Bay; Terry (Connie) Heraly, Luxemburg; Karla (Ron) Degrave, New Franken; Geniese (Dan) Fameree, Casco; grandchildren, Melissa (Jason), Stephanie, Michael and Stacey Vincent, Catarina and Jayde Heraly, Brandon (Jacklyn) and Allison DeGrave, Joshua, Jennalee, Justin, Danielle and Danae Fameree; one great- grandson, Joey Jeanquart; brothers and sister, Elroy (Jo Anne) Heraly, Loyd (Rita) Heraly, Henry (Doris) Heraly, Elaine Dart; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Jane Heraly, Rita Heraly, Rosie (Jeff) LaFave, Henry (Julie) Deprey, Anthony (Nancy) Deprey, Theresa Deprey, Lisa DeWitt.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Sonja (Kempner) Heraly; two granddaughters, Chelsie DeGrave and Samantha Heraly; three brothers, Leroy, Eldred and Joseph Heraly; sister-in-law and brothers-in-law, Ann Heraly, Ervin Dart, Randy Deprey and Perry DeWitt; mothers-in-law and fathers-in-law, Anthony and Lorraine Deprey, Kurt and Mary Kempner.

Friends may call at Wiesner-Massart Funeral Home today from 4 to 8 p.m. and Saturday morning at the funeral home until 10:30 a.m. Wake service at 5:30 p.m. Funeral Saturday, 11 a.m. at Holy Trinity Catholic Church, Casco, with Fr. Milton Suess officiating. Burial in the church cemetery.

Carl's family extends a gracious thank you to Karla. A gift of life was given to her dad by her donating a kidney, eight years ago.

Posted March 14, 2008

Margaret S. Sonntag

Margaret S. Sonntag, age 95, a resident of Regency Senior Community, Muskego, formerly of 1610 28th St., Two Rivers, died on Wednesday, March 12, 2008, at Waukesha Memorial Hospital.

Margaret was born on March 1, 1913, in the town of Mishicot, daughter of the late George and Anna (Kanzelberger) Bonfigt. On June 25, 1941, she married Roy A. Sonntag at St. Luke's Catholic Church, Two Rivers. He preceded her in death on May 13, 1982. Margaret worked as a secretary for many years at Hamilton Industries and Carron Net Company. She was a former member of the Two Rivers Senior Citizen's; Ladies of Holy Redeemer, where she served as its first president; and Catholic Women's Study Club. Margaret was a charter member of Holy Redeemer Catholic Church, and was a member of the Ladies of St. Peter the Fisherman Catholic Church.

Survivors include one daughter and son-in-law: Joan and Robert Glaser, Johnson Creek; four grandchildren: Steven and Kelly Glaser, Germantown; Neil Glaser, Austin, Texas; Kristin and Brian Hillshafer, West Bend; and Lisa Glaser, Burlington; six great-grandchildren: Jasmine, Michael and Rachel Glaser; and Samantha, Jacob and Caleb Hillshafer; a special niece: Shirley Sonntag, Two Rivers; and special neighbors: Greg and Teri Stoeger, Two Rivers. Other relatives and friends also survive. Margaret was preceded in death by three sisters: Isabel Bonfigt; Caroline Bonfigt; and Rose Franz; and two brothers: John and Frank Bonfigt.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, March 15, 2008, at St. Peter the Fisherman Catholic Church, Two Rivers. Officiating at the Mass of Christian Burial will be the Rev. William O'Brien, with burial to follow at Holy Cross Cemetery, Two Rivers.

The family will greet relatives and friends from 9 until 10:15 a.m. on Saturday, March 15, 2008, at St. Peter the Fisherman Catholic Church.

Memorials may be directed to St. Peter The Fisherman Window Fund.

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

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March 14, 2008

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Posted March 14, 2008

Christofferson, William J. "Bill"

William Christofferson, 87, New Berlin, formerly of Neenah, died Thursday, March 13, 2008, at West Allis Memorial Hospital. He was born February 17, 1921, in Neenah, son of William and Mabel (Mader) Christofferson. Mr. Christofferson was a former member of St. Patrick Catholic Church, Menasha, and a graduate of their grade school. He was also a graduate of Neenah High School and the University of Wisconsin, Madison. Bill was employed as an accountant for the State of Wisconsin until his retirement. He was a world traveler who enjoyed traveling. Mr. Christofferson was a World War II veteran having served with the U.S. Navy and Coast Guard.

Bill is survived by his brothers and a sister: Thomas (Kathryn) Christofferson, Green Bay; Neil (Sandy) Christofferson, Eugene, OR; Betty (Leonard) Witt, Albany, N.Y.; nephews and nieces: Dian (Bob) Epp, Mary Novak, Amy (Mike) Price, Mike (Maureen) Christofferson, Pat Christofferson, Tom Christofferson, Todd (Gina) Christofferson, Carrie (Tom) Orr, Dr. Stephen (Jill) Witt, Nancy Witt (Ronald) Horvath; other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, James (Lillian) Christofferson.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Monday, March 17, 2008, at St. Patrick Church with Fr. Paul Radetski officiating. Interment will be in St. Margaret Cemetery, Neenah. Friends may call at the church from 10:00 a.m. Monday until the time of the mass.

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Neenah 920-722-6464

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Posted March 12, 2008

Lila Vogel

Lila Carol (O’Dean) Vogel, 85, Sturgeon Bay, went to heaven March 11, 2008, at Aurora BayCare Center, Green Bay, surrounded by her loving children.

She was born March 20, 1922, in Sturgeon Bay, to Lillian (Marcelle) and Carl O’ Dean.

Lila married Clarence Vogel May 15, 1943, in Sturgeon Bay. He preceded her in death Nov. 17, 1977

She loved her home and the farm. She was a happy homemaker and loved to cook and work in her garden. Lila also had a number of pet cows. The grandkids nicknamed her Grandma Moo Moo. She devoted her extra time to cleaning St. Mary’s Church and rectory for the Rev. Buhl at Maplewood.

Lila was the beautiful mother of Carol Delchambre, Forestville; Allen (Pamela) Vogel, Sturgeon Bay; Linda Vogel, Neenah; Betty Luukkenon, Superior; and Mark Vogel, Sturgeon Bay. She is also survived by 11 grandchildren, 14 great- grandchildren; two sisters, Elaine Walker and Alice O’Dean;and a brother Allen O’Dean, all of Sturgeon Bay.

She was preceded in death by her husband; a great-granddaughter; and three brothers, Charles, Loyal and Frank.

Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Friday, March 14, at Holy Name of Mary Church, Maplewood, the Rev. Robert Konkol, OFM officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Friends may call from 9 to 11 a.m. Friday at the church until the time of services. Forbes Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be offered at www.forbesfuneralhome.com

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Posted March 15, 2008

Albert, Alice

Alice Albert, 91, lifelong resident of Green Bay, died Friday, March 14, 2008, at a local nursing home. She was born Sept. 17, 1916, in Green Bay, to Rudolph and Ingeborg (Johnson) Glawe. On July 12, 1939, she married Melvin H. Albert. Alice was a longtime member of Trinity Lutheran Church.

Survivors include a daughter, Constance Albert and her husband, Terence Adler; two grandchildren, Andrea (Patrick) Amel, Jared Olejniczak; a great-grandson, William James Amel; and a sister-in-law, Cathy Albert; nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Melvin in 2004; and a brother, Benoid Glawe.

Friends may call at Blaney Funeral Home, 1521 Shawano Ave., from 4 to 7 p.m. Monday. Friends may call at Trinity Lutheran Church, 330 S. Broadway, from 10 to 11 a.m. Tuesday. The Funeral Service will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the church with the Rev. Michael Baucom officiating. Entombment will be in the Shrine of the Good Shepherd Mausoleum. To send online condolences, please go to www.BlaneyFuneralHome.com.

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

Posted March 15, 2008

Gajeski, Margaret (Shinners)

Margaret (Shinners) Gajeski, 71, passed away Thursday, March 13, 2008, after a courageous battle with cancer — she never lost hope.

Margaret was born Dec. 9, 1936, in Green Bay, to the late Dr. George and Marguerite (Goemans) Shinners. On June 29, 1957, she married Robert Gajeski at Annunciation Parish in Green Bay. They celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary this past summer.

Margaret and Robert have six children and four grandchildren, all residing in Green Bay, Mary Gajeski, Robert (Kim) Gajeski and daughters, Nicole and Ashley, Kathy (the late Marty) Scofield and son, Kyle, Mark (Kay) Gajeski and children, Justin, Laura and Eric Goltz, Ann (Rick) Brosig and daughter, Lydia, the late Stephen (Jeannie) Gajeski. Margaret has two brothers and two sisters, Barbara (John) Grainger, Raleigh, N.C.; and George (Jane) Shinners, Antigo, Wis.; Michael (Lee) Shinners, Chicago, Ill.; and Mary (William) Burt, Antigo, Wis.

Margaret graduated in 1955 from Green Bay West High School. She then attended St. Mary's School of Nursing in Rochester, Minn.

For many years, Bob and Marge had a large fruit and vegetable garden. Marge enjoyed canning several varieties of pickles, spiced crab apples, pickled beets and making strawberry and raspberry jams. Marge was very happy that she was able to be a stay-at-home mother. When her children got older, she drove bus for Jelco/Laidlaw where many of those kids became special to her. She retired from driving school bus after 27 years.

Some of the things Marge enjoyed were playing cards, Sunday drives and swimming in Lake Michigan — she would relax for hours just listening to the waves. Marge also enjoyed going to their cottage — she would get excited when deer, turkeys or an occasional bear would show up.

One of her favorite things was to have family over for holidays — the best being Christmas. At Easter, there would always be a huge Easter basket on the kitchen counter.

One of her favorite sayings was "shh, don't tell your father!"

Margaret was always there with a word of encouragement, or saying, "things will usually work themselves out." She set an example for her children by being kind to others, and most recently, how to pass away with dignity and grace. She was very proud of her grandchildren and of their accomplishments. Margaret was the best wife, mother, and grandmother that anyone could have wished for.

Friends may call at the Proko-Wall Funeral Home, 1630 E. Mason St., from 3 to 8 p.m. Sunday and after 9:30 a.m. Monday, at St. Philip the Apostle Catholic Church. Parish wake service 7 p.m. Sunday. Mass of Christian Burial 10:30 a.m. Monday at the church with the Rev. Walter Stumpf officiating. Entombment in the Allouez Chapel Mausoleum. Online condolences may be sent to the Gajeski family at www.prokowall.com.

Margaret truly appreciated the people that came to talk with her and all the prayers she received during her illness. The family would also like to express their appreciation and gratitude to Dr. Groteluschen and the oncology staff at St. Vincent Hospital, the Unity Hospice staff, and especially, Sister Helen Keyzer of St. Philip the Apostle Catholic Church.

Posted March 15, 2008

Heraly, Carlton (Carl)

Carlton (Carl) Heraly, 75, Casco, passed away Wednesday, March 12, 2008. He was born April 20, 1932, to the late Henry and Josephine (Gillis) Heraly. Carl operated Lakeview Lumber and also Heraly's Carpentry until retiring. He served his country in the Air Force. Carl married Mary Ann Deprey on May 20, 1967. He was a member of the Casco Lions, Holy Trinity Holy Name Society, Casco American Legion and was involved in other church and community activities.

He is survived by his wife, Mary Ann; his children, Suzanne (Steve) Vincent, Green Bay; Terry (Connie) Heraly, Luxemburg; Karla (Ron) Degrave, New Franken; Geniese (Dan) Fameree, Casco; grandchildren, Melissa (Jason) Jeanquart, Stephanie, Michael and Stacey Vincent, Catarina and Jayde Heraly, Brandon (Jacklyn) and Allison DeGrave, Joshua, Jennalee, Justin, Danielle and Danae Fameree; one great-grandson, Joey Jeanquart; brothers and sister, Elroy (Jo Anne) Heraly, Loyd (Rita) Heraly, Henry (Doris) Heraly, Elaine Dart; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Jane Heraly, Rita Heraly, Rosie (Jeff) LaFave, Henry (Julie) Deprey, Anthony (Nancy) Deprey, Theresa Deprey, Lisa DeWitt.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Sonja (Kempner) Heraly; two granddaughters, Chelsie DeGrave and Samantha Heraly; three brothers, Leroy, Eldred and Joseph Heraly; sister-in-law and brothers-in-law, Ann Heraly, Ervin Dart, Randy Deprey and Perry DeWitt; mothers-in-law and fathers-in-law, Anthony and Lorraine Deprey, Kurt and Mary Kempner.

Friends may call at Wiesner-Massart Funeral Home today from 4 to 8 p.m. and Saturday morning at the funeral home until 10:30 a.m. Wake service at 5:30 p.m. Funeral Saturday, 11 a.m. at Holy Trinity Catholic Church, Casco, with Fr. Milton Suess officiating. Burial in the church cemetery.

Carl's family extends a gracious thank you to Karla. A gift of life was given to her dad by her donating a kidney, eight years ago.

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Posted March 15, 2008

John A. 'Jack' Fencl

John A. "Jack" Fencl, age 75, of 2010 Lincoln St., Two Rivers, died on Thursday afternoon, March 13, 2008, at Aurora Medical Center, Two Rivers.

Jack was born on Feb. 11, 1933, in Two Rivers, son of the late Daniel and Esther (Kronforst) Fencl. He was baptized at St. Luke Catholic Church, and attended St. Luke Grade School and Washington High School, Two Rivers, graduating in 1951. He served his country with the U.S. Army during the Korean War from January 1953 until January 1955. On Aug. 11, 1956, he married the former Helen Lau at St. Luke Catholic Church. He was employed with Canteen Company for 35 years. Jack was a member of St. Joe's Athletic Association, the coffee club at McDonalds, and the Men of St. Peter the Fisherman. He was an avid fisherman and hunter, enjoyed poker, sheephead and bingo, and was a bingo caller at St. Luke's. Jack enjoyed his family, especially his grandchildren and attending their sporting events.

Survivors include his wife: Helen, Two Rivers; four sons and daughters-in-law: David and Kathy Fencl, Neenah, and their children: Jonathan and Daniel Fencl, both at home; Gary and Kay Fencl, town of Two Rivers, and their children: Kari (Christopher) Hemba, Racine; Kimberly Fencl, town of Two Rivers; Patrick and Diane Fencl, Mishicot, and their children: Karen (Philip) Boldra, Denmark; Melissa Fencl, Green Bay; Julia Fencl, Milwaukee; and Zachary and Austin Fencl, at home; Mark and Peggy Fencl, Francis Creek, and their children: Matthew Stadler and Cassandra Fencl, also at home; one daughter and son-in-law: Mary and Thomas Sisel, Two Rivers, and their children: Samantha (Travis) Stevens, Two Rivers; and Stephanie, Sara and Steven Sisel, all at home; four great-grandchildren: Cayden and Alivia Boldra; Alexis Hemba; and Sophia Stevens; one brother: Gene (Donna) Fencl, Green Bay; and three brothers-in-law and two sisters-in-law: Richard Lau, Mountain; Everet (Lois) Lau, Milwaukee; and John "Jack" (Peggy) Lau, York, Pa. Nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends also survive. He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother: Leroy Fencl; and father-in-law and mother-in-law: Everet and Julia (LeClair) Lau.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, March 17, 2008, at St. Peter the Fisherman Catholic Church, Two Rivers. Officiating at the Mass of Christian Burial will be the Rev. William O'Brien. Cremation will take place following the funeral service, and burial will be at Holy Cross Cemetery, Two Rivers, at later date.

The family will greet relatives and friends on Monday, March 17, 2008, at St. Peter the Fisherman Catholic Church from 9 until 10:15 a.m.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in Jack's name to St. Peter the Fisherman Church.

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

The family wishes to extend a special thank you to Aurora Medical Center, Two Rivers, and the Hamilton Home, Two Rivers, for their care and compassion shown to Jack and his family. We love you Dad.

Herald Times Reporter

March 15, 2008

Posted March 15, 2008

Eleanore B. Mickiewicz

Eleanore B. Mickiewicz, age 100, formerly of Two Rivers, died on Friday, March 14, 2008, at the Manitowoc Health & Rehabilitation Center, Manitowoc.

Eleanore was born on Oct. 10, 1907, in Two Rivers, to the late William and Mary Wyszynski Voelker. She attended St. Luke's Grade School and Washington High School, Two Rivers. On Sept. 13, 1930, Eleanore married Paul J. Mickiewicz at St. Luke's Catholic Church, and they resided at 2314 12th St., Two Rivers. She worked as a bookkeeper and secretary at Suettinger Hardware, and later at Mirro Aluminum Company. She was active with the TR Homemakers, Hospital Auxiliary, Garden Club, and St. Mark's Church. She traveled with her husband to Indonesia, South America and Mexico.

Survivors include her three sons: Judge John, his wife, Carol, and her daughter, Cindy (Roger) Luckow and their two daughters, Laura and Melissa, all of Fond du Lac; Paul, Jr. of Two Rivers; and Carl (Jo) of Fond du Lac and their children, Meg (Rich) Lopera and son, Benjamin; Carl Jr. (Beth) and children, Meghan and Carl III; Amy Jo (John) Barr and daughter, Lyssa Jo; Beth (Greg) Hietpas; Sara; Andrew (Katie); and Susan. She was preceded in death by her husband: Paul, on April 23, 1999; and her brother: David (Sylvia) on July 29, 1996.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, March 18, 2008, at St. Peter the Fisherman Catholic Church, Two Rivers. Officiating at the Mass of Christian Burial will be the Rev. William G. O'Brien, with burial to follow at Holy Cross Cemetery, Two Rivers.

The family will greet relatives and friends at Deja & Martin Funeral Chapels, 1506 18th St., Two Rivers, on Monday evening, March 17, 2008, from 5 until 8 p.m.

Visitation will continue on Tuesday morning, March 18, 2008, at St. Peter the Fisherman Catholic Church, Two Rivers, after 9:30 a.m. until the time of Mass at 10:30 a.m.

Herald Times Reporter

March 15, 2008

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Posted March 15, 2008

Choudoir, Harold J. "Harry"

Harold J. Choudoir, Appleton, age 86, went home to be with the Lord on Friday, March 14, 2008, from Carolina Manor, Appleton. Harry was born March 6, 1922, in Appleton to the late Anton and Magdalena (Schmeider) Choudoir, and was a lifelong resident of Appleton. On July 13, 1953, he was united in marriage to Ione "Tootie" Woldt. The couple enjoyed 30 years together until her death in April of 1984. Prior to getting married, Harry worked as a Wheelsman for the Merchant Marines on the Pioneer Steamship Line. After marriage, he worked as a concrete truck driver for Schabo Materials. During the evenings, he worked as a projectionist at all of the local theaters in the Fox River Valley. Later in his life, he worked as a dispatcher for Badger Readymix in Green Bay, then finally going into business for himself as a construction and concrete worker, retiring in March of 1984. Harry loved watching sports, especially the Packers and the Cubs, but most of all, he loved spending time with his 5 grandchildren whom he was very proud of. He was a very active member at St. Thomas More Catholic Church for many years.

He will be dearly missed by his daughter Jeanne (Howie) Hanson of Weston, WI, and their son Gregory; two sons: Thomas Choudoir, of Madison and his children Diana and Alex, and Mike (special friend Misty) Choudoir, of Appleton, and his children Kristen and Eric. A brother Roland Choudoir, Appleton; sister Marcella "Sally" Wegner, Berlin, sisters-in-law: Joyce Choudoir, Stevens Point; Ethelyn Choudoir, Beloit; Joyce Woldt, Waupaca; Arlene Agnew, Appleton; Dorothy Favorite, Appleton; Elaine Plamann, Appleton; and Regina Denow, Racine. Brother-in-law Earl (Dianne) Woldt, Appleton. He was further survived by many nieces, nephews, and special friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, three brothers: Tony, Gordon, and Warren. two sisters-in-law: Vernice and Bernice; and a brother-in-law Melvin "Bud" Wegner.

A Mass of Resurrection will be celebrated 11a.m. Monday, March 17, 2008, at St. Thomas More Catholic Church, 1810 N. McDonald St., Appleton, with the Rev. Gerald Falk officiating. Friends may visit from 4-8 p.m. on Sunday, March 16 at the Brettschneider-Trettin-Lederer Funeral Chapel, and directly at the church on Monday from 9:30 a.m. until the time of service. Parish Prayer Service will take place 7 p.m. Sunday at the funeral chapel. Interment will take place at Highland Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund has been established.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to the staff at Carolina Manor and the nurses at Affinity Hospice — especially Rachel, for their kindness, care, and concern.

Brettschneider-Trettin-Lederer

606 N. Oneida St.

Appleton 920-733-7383

www.btlfuneral.com

Posted March 15, 2008

Olmsted, Audrey

Audrey Olmsted, age 74, of New London, passed away on Friday, March 14, 2008, at the home of her daughter Darlene and Dan Maus. Audrey was born on October 12, 1933, in Scandinavia, daughter of the late Elmer and Belma (Hasler) Jacobson. On January 10, 1953, she was united in marriage to Robert Olmsted in Bear Creek. He preceded her in death on November 22, 2004. She formerly worked at Marion State Bank in Bear Creek. Audrey and Bob enjoyed 15 years of spending winters in Tucson, Arizona, and summers at their trailer at Pine Lake Campground.

She was a member of the New London Hospital Auxiliary and worked in the hospital gift shop. Audrey enjoyed card stamping, bridge, crocheting, and gardening.

Audrey is survived by four daughters: Darlene (Daniel) Maus, New London, and their children: Tara (Tony) Klotzbuecher, Jason, Deann (Shawn) Elliott, Michelle (John) Hintzke and Ellen Weir; Donna (Shawn) Blake, Muldrow, Oklahoma, and their children: Shawna and Andy; Linda (Thomas) Kruzicki, Bear Creek and their children: Cory (Heather), Jeremy and Andrew; Debra (Brian) Gibbons, Hortonville, and their children: Nicole and Emily; two sons: Victor (Kim) Olmsted, New London, and their children: Brian and Bradley; Ronald (Sharon) Olmsted, Manawa, and their children: Sabra Guili and Jeremy (fiancee Sarah). Two brothers: Marvin (Sally) Jacobson, Wild Rose; Emory Jacobson, Milwaukee; 13 great-grandchildren: Leah, Hayley, Savannah, Talan, Dominic, Hannah, Claire, Alex, Kacy, Jacob, Caleb, Wesley and Conner; and also nephews, nieces, cousins and other relatives and friends survive Audrey.

She is preceded in death by a daughter Julie Partlow, two brothers William and Jerome Jacobson, a sister-in-law Margie Jacobson and three nephews.

Funeral services for Audrey will be held on Tuesday, March 18, 2008, at 11 a.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church in New London with Rev. Bil Sutlief officiating. Burial will be in the Northport Ostrander Cemetery in the Town of Mukwa. Friends may call at the Cline & Hanson Funeral Home in New London from 4-8 p.m. on Monday, March 17, 2008, and also at the church on Tuesday from 9:30 a.m. until the time of service.

The family would like to thank Dr. Guenther, Patty and Jan; Affinity Hospice nurse Lori, her aides: Gina, Mary, Barb, Susan, and all the Hospice team and Pastor Bil for all their care and concern of Audrey.

A special thank you to Dan for his dedication and compassionate care of Audrey.

A memorial fund has been established.

Cline & Hanson

Funeral Home

209 W. Cook St., New London

920-982-3232

www.clinehanson

funeralhome.com

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Posted March 16, 2008

Edges, Margaret M.

Margaret M. Edges, 97, Green Bay, died Saturday, March 15, 2008, at a local nursing home. She was born May 8, 1910, in Green Bay to the late John Baptist and May (Brunette) Gegare. Margaret married Earl Edges on June 6, 1931, at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Green Bay. Margaret enjoyed sewing, dancing, playing bingo and cards and also going "up north" to the cottage.

Survivors include her husband, Earl; three sons and two daughters-in-law, Earl Edges, Jr., Ronald "Pete" (Carol) Edges, Lee (Jean) Edges; 18 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; nine great-great-grandchildren and one sister-in-law, Vi Gegare.

She was preceded by a daughter and son-in-law, Jean (Dick) Ebben; a son and daughter-in-law, Jerry (Delores) Edges; six brothers and four sisters-in-law, Ray (Kitty) Gegare, Floyd Gegare, Earl (Dorothy) Gegare, Ervin (Dolores) Gegare, Albert (Doris) Gegare and Donald Gegare; two sisters and two brothers-in-law, Dorothy (David) Hock and Elsie (Martin) Walenski; and one daughter-in-law, Dottie Edges.

Friends may call after 9 a.m. Monday at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 1224 12th Avenue, where a Mass of Christian Burial will take place at 10:30 a.m. with the Rev. Andrew Kysley officiating. Interment in the Fort Howard Memorial Park. Online condolences may be expressed at www.lyndahl.com

The family would like to extend a special thank you to the staff of Unity Hospice, especially Yvette, Joni and Sharon and also to Sister Toni.

Lyndahl Funeral Home

and Cremation Services

Lombardi Ave. & Ridge Rd.

(920) 499-1223

Posted March 16, 2008

Weber, Jeffery Mark

Jeffery Mark Weber died March 14, 2008. He was born in Green Bay, Wis., to Eugene and Geraldine Weber (Herdina) on Oct. 7, 1959. Jeff set a great example for his grandchildren and his children. Jeff volunteered for Paul's Pantry for the past 15 years. Jeffery was a very giving and generous person to his family and was always there when needed. He was a humble man and yet a very talented man. He had many friends who instantly loved him. Jeff spent a lot of time helping others with his computer savvy, which he enjoyed very much. He was a great son, father and grandfather.

Survivors are his dad, Gene, and stepmother, Joanne; his children, Christopher, Britney and Lizabeth Weber; his grandchildren, Domenic and Isaahs; his siblings, Denise Weber, Betty and Roger Honold, Lauri Hoffman, Jim and Kathy Weber, Mike and Diane Weber, Kathi Weber, Keith and Jodi Weber and Anna and Scott Lutz. Jeff leaves many nieces, nephews, sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Geraldine Weber; his sister, Linda Weber; his brother-in-law, Karl Hoffman; and grandparents.

Friends may call at Proko-Wall Funeral Home, 1630 E. Mason Street, on Monday from 4 to 6 p.m. Funeral Service 6 p.m. at the funeral home with the Rev. Robert Rhyner officiating. Online condolences may be sent to the Weber family at www.prokowall.com.

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

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Posted March 16, 2008

Elmer R. Wilsmann

Elmer R. Wilsmann, age 84, of 2741 45th St., Two Rivers, died Saturday, March 15, 2008, at the Wisteria Haus, Two Rivers.

Elmer was born Jan. 19, 1924, in Manitowoc, son of the late John F. and Ottilia (nee Jens) Wilsmann. On June 30, 1945, he married the former June Ahrens at Emanuel United Methodist Church, Two Rivers. She preceded him in death on May 13, 1993. He then married Shirley Gunderson Stueck on Aug. 24, 1996, at Emanuel United Methodist Church. She preceded him in death on Sept. 28, 2007.

Elmer worked for Metler Brothers on submarines and also at Formrite Tube Company, retiring in 1989. He was a member of the Masons and Emanuel United Methodist Church where he served on various church committees. Elmer enjoyed watching sports, fishing, golfing and spending time with his family and friends.

Survivors include one daughter, Nancy Wilsmann, Sun Prairie; one son David Wilsmann, Green Bay; two grandchildren, Debra (Gary) Zipperer, Two Rivers; Dean (Lori) Lichterman, N.Y.; a great granddaughter, Alicia (fiancee Adam Koenig) Zipperer, Green Bay; one sister and brother-in-law, Louise & Giles Zigmund, Manitowoc; and one brother and sister-in-law, Howard & Betty Wilsmann, Manitowoc. He is also survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Elmer was preceded in death by one daughter and son-in-law, Dianne and Donald Lichterman.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, March 18, 2008, at Emanuel United Methodist Church, Two Rivers. Officiating at the service will be the Rev. Sonia Alvarado with burial to follow services at Forest View Cemetery, Two Rivers.

The family will greet relatives and friends from 9 a.m. Tuesday, March 18, 2008, at Emanuel United Methodist Church, Two Rivers, until the time of service at 11 a.m.

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

The family wishes to send a special thank you to the caring staff at Wisteria Haus and Holy Family Memorial Home Care and Hospice.

Herald Times Reporter

March 16, 2008

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Posted March 16, 2008

Kuehnl, Bonita

Bonita Kuehnl, 99, Appleton, passed away on Friday, March 14, 2008, at Peabody Manor-Birch Cottage. She was born on Sept. 6, 1908, in Appleton, daughter of the late Fred and Anna (Schulze) Holtz. Bonita was a 1926 graduate of Appleton High School, after which she shared 51 years of marriage to Oscar Kuehnl, until he preceded her in death in 1985. She worked for many years as a switchboard operator for Bell Telephone Co. Bonita thoroughly enjoyed gardening in Greenville.

She is survived by one sister, Genevieve Piette, Appleton, as well as nieces, nephews and cousins.

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

Funeral services for Bonita will be held on Monday, March 17, 2008, at 11 a.m. at St. Paul Lutheran Church (302 North Morrison Street) with the Rev. Kenneth Frey officiating. Friends may call at the church from 9 a.m. until the time of the service. Interment will be in Riverside Cemetery.

The family wishes to thank the wonderful staffs of Peabody Manor and Theda Care at Home Hospice for the loving care given to Bonita.

WICHMANN FUNERAL HOME

537 North Superior Street

Appleton

920-739-1231

www.wichmannfargo.com

Posted March 16, 2008

Weyenberg, Frank L. "Duce"

Frank L. Weyenberg, Little Chute, 87, peacefully passed away with his family at his side on Friday March 14, 2008, at Theda Clark Medical Center from a brain aneurysm. He was born on May 23, 1920, in Appleton, son of the late Frank H. and Minnie (Peeters) Weyenberg. He met his wife, Cyrilla (Sis) Baeten, at a dance at the Nightingale. They were married at St. Paul Church in Wrightstown, on July 19, 1941. Frank was a lifelong member at St. John Nepomucene Catholic Church, Little Chute. He was a veteran of Coppus American Legion Post No. 258 for 63 years, Little Chute volunteer firefighter for 22 years and the Golden Agers. Frank and Sis ran Duce's Bar in Little Chute for over 20 years. He also worked at Kimberly-Clark, Research and Development, Neenah. Frank enjoyed spending time at White Clay Lake, fishing and playing cards. He really enjoyed talking with his many friends and neighbors.

Survivors include his wife of 66 years, Cyrilla; daughter, Mary (Jerry) Gloudemans, Little Chute; son, Carl Weyenberg, Kaukauna; five grandchildren, Dave (Julie) Gloudemans, Middleton; Steve (Ellen) Gloudemans, Little Chute; Dianne (Bill) Vande Voort, Kimberly; Mark (Mary) Gloudemans, Little Chute; Mike (Kari) Gloudemans, Menasha; 11 great-grandchildren, MacKenzie, Colin and Spencer Gloudemans; Adam and Jennifer Gloudemans; Corey, Eric and Tyler Vande Voort; Katie and Matthew Gloudemans; Grant Gloudemans. He also is survived by sisters-in-law, Alma Weyenberg, Vi Jauquet, Pat Peters, Rita (Earl) Willems, Ella Baeten and Betty Baeten; and brother-in-law, Hub Gerend.

He was preceded in death by his wife's parents, George and Minnie (Vanden Heuvel) Baeten; sister, Emma (Clarence) Peeters; brother, Clarence Weyenberg; brothers-in-law, Norbert (Opal) Baeten, Robert Baeten, Harold Baeten, Don Jauquet and Aloys Peters; sisters-in-law, Melly (Charles) Bickel, Helen (1st husband, Paul Casey) (Frank) Thiessen, Marge Gerend, Toddy (Leroy) Peters and Catherine Gerend.

The funeral liturgy will be held at 5:30 p.m. on Monday, March 17, 2008, at ST. JOHN NEPOMUCENE CATHOLIC CHURCH, Little Chute, with Father James Hablewitz officiating. Military rites performed by the Jacob Coppus American Legion Post No. 258 will immediately follow. Visitation will be at St. John Nepomucene Catholic Church, Little Chute, Monday from 3:30 p.m. until the time of the service. Committal St. John Cemetery.

The family wishes to express a special thanks to Dr. B and the Critical Care Unit staff of Theda Clark Hospital for their compassionate care and support of our father.

O'CONNELL FUNERAL

SERVICES

2020 E. Main Street

Little Chute

920-759-2951

 

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Posted March 17, 2008

Breitenbach-Alexander, Elizabeth

Elizabeth Breitenbach-Alexander, 100, Green Bay, passed away early Saturday evening, March 15, 2008, at the Unity Hospice Residence. Born Sept. 13, 1907, in Sleepy Eye, Minn., she was the daughter of the late George and Elizabeth (Helget) Windschitl. Elizabeth married Raymond Breitenbach in 1927, and he preceded her in death in 1929. She later married Frank Alexander in 1938, and he preceded her in death in 1966. Elizabeth was employed as a cleaning supervisor for the Columbus Building for many years. She was one of the first and a long-time resident of Mason Manor Apartments. It was there that she joyfully celebrated her 100th birthday. Elizabeth will be remembered as a tremendous Packers fan and for her love of card playing with the family.

She is survived by one son and daughter-in-law, Raymond and Dolores Breitenbach, Green Bay; one daughter and son-in-law, Sharon and Craig Mann, Tallahassee, Fla.; over 100 grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren and great-great-great-grandchildren; one daughter-in-law, Shirley Alexander, Green Bay; one sister-in-law, Esther Hoefing, Iowa.

Also preceded in death by one daughter, Julaine (Vince) Breitenbach-Cook; one son, Cletus Alexander; two sisters and four brothers; two grandchildren; one great-grandchild.

Private family services were held at MALCORE (East) Funeral Home.

Elizabeth's family extends a very special thank you to the caring staff of Unity Hospice.

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

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

Posted March 17, 2008

Hallett, Joyce M.

Joyce M. Hallett, 85, Green Bay, passed away on March 15, 2008, at a local hospital. Joyce was born on June 13, 1922, in Oconto, to the late Leonard and Minnie (Bourassa) Marlow. On Nov. 8, 1941, she married Harold Hallett and they enjoyed over 66 years together. She was a member of St. Bernard Catholic Church and the Catholic Saints. Joyce was a longtime resident of Oconto and was employed at St. Peter's Catholic School and Oconto High School. In the early 1980s, Harold and Joyce moved to Dunbar and they spent many years there. She enjoyed doing cross-stitch and playing cards, bingo and gambling. She also enjoyed her winters in Alabama.

She will be sadly missed by her husband, Harold; children, Joanne (Tom) Steiner, Green Bay; Kay (Ray) Koch, Oconto; Susan (Art) Buchinger, Little Chute; daughter-in-law, Bonnie (Hallett) Matzke, Luxemburg; 12 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; as well as many other relatives and friends.

Besides her parents, Joyce was preceded in death by one son, Mark Hallett; and one brother, Marvin Marlow.

Friends may call at St. Bernard Catholic Church, 2040 Hillside Lane, Green Bay, on Tuesday from 9 to 11 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m. at the church. Burial at Oconto Catholic Cemetery. Proko-Wall Funeral Home, 468-4111, is assisting the family with arrangements. Online condolences may be sent to the Hallett family at www.prokowall.com.

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

The family would like to express a special thank you to the staff and nurses of Parkview Manor and St. Vincent Hospital's 9th Floor. The care you gave to Joyce is greatly appreciated.

Posted March 17, 2008

Hietpas, Gary (Snake) L.

Gary (Snake) L. Hietpas, 50, Seymour, passed away Sunday morning, March 16, 2008, at his home after a long, courageous battle with cancer, surrounded by his loved ones. Gary was born April 8, 1957, son of the late William and Armella Hietpas. On Sept. 1, 2001, he was united in marriage to Connie Olson. Gary graduated from Seymour High School in 1975. Upon graduation, he enlisted in the U.S. Army serving three years from 1977 to 1980. He was then employed as an inspector for 23 years at Voith Fabric in Appleton.

Gary enjoyed hunting and fishing, spending time at his cabin up north and spending time with his dog, Buddy. Gary also enjoyed spending time with all of his special friends, Randy Samson, Rick Dopkins, Tom Van Lanen, Al Spoehr, Rick Bridges, Don Reader and many, many more.

He is survived by his wife, Connie. He has two step-daughters, Tammy (Dave) Lambert, Denmark; Kelly (Brian) Ness, Manitowoc; three step-grandchildren, Pvt. Shawn Olson, Adam Vieau and Nicole Ness; one great-stepgranddaughter, Cassie; mother-in-law, Beatrice Olson, Pulaski; three brothers, David (Sue) Hietpas, Rockford, Ill.; Geno (Jenny) Hietpas, Black Creek; Brian Hietpas, Menasha; two sisters, Beth (Marv) Smith, Seymour; Barb (Dave) Ulmen, Lake Tomahawk; stepgrandmother, Josephine Van Heeswyk, Little Chute; nieces and nephews, Ryan, Laura and Kellen, Nicole and Rachelle Hietpas, Joe Smith, Justin (Stacy), Tom (Samantha) Noel.

Gary was preceded in death by his parents, William Hietpas and Armella (Van Heeswyk) Hietpas; and Grandma Sylvia.

Friends may call at the Muehl-Boettcher Funeral Home, Seymour, Tuesday from 4 to 8 p.m. with a prayer service at 8 p.m. Visitation will continue on Wednesday, March 19, 2008, at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, Seymour, from 9:30 a.m. until services at 11 a.m. with Fr. Bob Kabat officiating. Burial will be in Elm Grove Cemetery, Township of Maple Grove. Military rites will follow at the church. There will be a gathering at Skunk Hill following the services.

Online condolences can be made at www.muehlboettcher.com.

A special thank you to Hospice of Theda Care. We would like to especially thank Chris and Kelly, and all the other nurses that helped us through this time.

Posted March 17, 2008

La Count, Alice L.

Alice L. La Count, 89, Lena, died Saturday, March 15, 2008, at Bay Area Medical Center, Marinette. She was born to the late August and Carrie (Johnson) Peterson Dec. 30, 1918, in LaGrange, Ill. Alice married Percy La Count July 24, 1939, in Hinsdale, Ill. She was a member of Seventh Day Adventist Church.

Surviving are husband, Percy; and five children, George (Donna), Powers, Mich.; Jan (Eileen), Escanaba, Mich.; Earl (Carole), Lena; Mike (Linda), Seebring, Fla.; Ruth (Craig) Carriveau, Lena; 16 grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren and many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by two grandchildren, Melissa and Earl Jr.; and numerous brothers and sisters.

Private services held at Rhodes-Charapata Funeral Home, Lena.

Special thank you to Rennes Health Center-West, Peshtigo, Dr. Rodney Story and the ICU staff at Bay Area Medical Center, Marinette.

Posted March 17, 2008

Williquette, Paul G.

Paul G. Williquette, 52, a longtime resident of Green Bay, died Saturday, March 15, 2008, after a brief illness.

Funeral services are tentatively scheduled for later this week at Blaney Funeral Home. A full obituary will appear in Tuesday's Press-Gazette.

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Posted March 17, 2008

Cletus W. Beaupre

Cletus W. Beaupre, age 90, of 2004 12th St., Two Rivers, died Sunday, March 16, 2008, at the Hamilton Home, Two Rivers.

Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, March 19, 2008, at St. Peter the Fisherman Catholic Church. Officiating at the Mass of Christian Burial will be the Rev. William O'Brien with burial to follow services at Knollwood Memorial Cemetery, town of Kossuth.

The family will greet relatives and friends on Tuesday, March 18, 2008, from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Klein & Stangel Funeral Home, Two Rivers. The visitation will continue Wednesday morning at St. Peter the Fisherman Catholic Church from 9 to 10:15 a.m.

Herald Times Reporter

March 17, 2008

3/17/2008 Post Crescent

Posted March 17, 2008

Holleran, Eunice Kathryn (nee Scholl)

Eunice Kathryn Holleran (nee Scholl), 97, Appleton, passed away on Saturday, March 15, 2008, at her home. She was born in Appleton on Dec. 18, 1910, to the late Robert and Rose (Newhouse) Scholl.

Eunice was preceded in death by her husband, Stephan; brothers, Robert and Kenneth Scholl; and sisters, Rose (DeGuerre), Ione (Saecker) and Hallice (Young).

She is survived by her niece, Laurie Scholl, Appleton; nephew, Daniel K. Scholl and great-nephew, Andrew K. Scholl, both of Baton Rouge, La.

"Eunie" retired as an accountant from Pan American Airways in Miami with 30 years of service. During her active years, she enjoyed gardening, fishing and traveling. She was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church and the Catholic Daughters of America. Eunie's life has been a living witness to kindness and compassion for the sick and ill. She freely chose to become a long-term caregiver to her husband, Steve, her twin sister, Hallice and husband, Dr. Joseph Young, her sister, Ione and husband, Wesley Saecker, her aunt, Margaret Glenz (Newhouse) and several friends. Her kindness and commitment to aid others will be missed by all that knew and loved her.

The family gratefully acknowledges the support and kindness shown to Eunie during her extended final illness by the many caregivers affiliated with Home Instead, the nurses and staff of Theda Care Hospice and the pastoral staff of St. Mary Catholic Church, Father Bob, Father Mike, Sister Joanne and Rosemary Trettin.

A Mass of Resurrection will be celebrated 11 a.m. on Tuesday, March 18, 2008, at St. Mary Catholic Church, 312 S. State St., Appleton, with the Rev. Michael O'Rourke officiating. Friends may visit directly at the church on Tuesday from 10 a.m. until the time of service. Interment will take place at St. Mary Catholic Cemetery, Appleton.

Eunice supported the ACES Scholarship Program to assist families of children attending Catholic schools in Appleton. In lieu of flowers, support of this program may be considered.

Brettschneider-Trettin-Lederer

606 N. Oneida St.

Appleton

920-733-7383

www.btlfuneral.com

Posted March 17, 2008

Marx, Edward A.

Edward A. Marx, 63, Appleton, died unexpectedly on Friday, March 14, 2008, in Rochester, Minn. He was born Jan. 23, 1945, in Appleton, Wis., son of Edward J. and Alice (Ver Bockel) Marx. Ed was a U.S. Army Veteran, having served in Vietnam. On Dec. 27, 1968, he married the former Pat VanDeLoo at St. Francis Catholic Church in Hollandtown. Ed enjoyed gardening, camping, playing cards, reading and spending time with his family and friends. He was a very special "Pa" to his grandsons, especially to first-born, Joe. He was a member of the Fox Valley Vietnam Veterans Association and American Legion Post 38 of Appleton.

He is survived by his wife of 39 years, Pat; three sons and a daughter, Jenny Marx, Scott Marx, Ryan (Kathy) Marx and Andy Marx, all of Appleton; three grandchildren, Joe, Bobby and Todd Marx; his mother, Alice, Menasha; three brothers and three sisters-in-law, John (Carol) Marx, Appleton; Dale (Cindy) Marx, Sherwood; Jerry (Connie) Marx, Wrightstown; four sisters and three brothers-in-law, Cathy Marx, Appleton; Mary (Scott) Campbell, Springfield, Ore.; Judy (Al) Dix, Kaukauna; Terry (Dave) Muntner, Waupaca. He is further survived by his wife's family, Fr. Willard Van De Loo, Anna Mae (Leonard) Pribek, Dorothy (Connie) VanDeHey, Delores Hofacker, Jerry (Marlene) Van De Loo, Cliff (Jan) Van De Loo, Betty (Dick) Eiting, Dick (Kay) VanDeLoo; and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his father, Edward J. in 2006; and an infant brother, Thomas. He was further preceded in death by a very close friend, Darrell Berg; his wife's parents, Edward and Margie VanDeLoo; and a brother-in-law, John Hofacker.

The Mass of Christian Burial will be 12 p.m. on Wednesday, March 19, 2008, at ST. KATHARINE DREXEL PARISH at ST. FRANCIS SITE in Hollandtown, with Ed's brother-in-law, Fr. Willard VanDeLoo, officiating. Friends will be received on Tuesday, March 18, 2008, at BOETTCHER FAMILY FUNERAL HOME, KAUKAUNA (766-2099) from 4 to 7:30 p.m. with a Parish Prayer concluding the evening. Friends may call again directly at church on Wednesday from 10:30 a.m. until the time of service. Burial will take place in the Parish Cemetery. Full Military rites will be conducted by the American Legion Post 38 immediately following services.

In lieu of flowers, a memorial has been established.

The family would like to thank everyone for their prayers and love.

Posted March 17, 2008

Mickelson, Daniel L. "Dan"

Dan Mickelson, 61, Neenah, died Saturday, March 15, 2008, following a lengthy illness at his home with his wife by his side. He was born Aug. 17, 1946, in Winchester, Va., son of Conrad and Lelah (Erickson) Mickelson. Dan married Barbara Schneider, Aug. 18, 1973, in Neenah. He was employed at Woodcraft, Appleton, for several years prior to his illness. He enjoyed traveling with his motorcycle and loved woodworking and model railroads. He was a U.S. Navy veteran.

Dan is survived by his wife, Barbara; his sons, Tony (Paula) Gille, Valley City, N.D.; and Travis (Staci) Gille, Cape Coral, Fla.; two grandchildren, Aubrey Even, Colo.; and Haleigh Gille, Fla.; two stepdaughters, Linda Marie and Suzanne Mary Daanen, both of De Pere; a sister, Linda (Jim) DeBlaey, Hingham; several brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law and numerous nieces and nephews.

Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, March 20, 2008, at the Kessler Funeral Home with Rev. Timothy Vanden Langenberg officiating. Friends may call at the funeral home from 9 a.m. Thursday until the time of the service. Military honors will be performed by members of the American Legion William Verhagen Post #60, Kimberly.

A memorial has been established.

KESSLER FUNERAL HOME

& CREMATION SERVICES

Neenah

Posted March 17, 2008

Vander Velden, Robert A. "Bob"

Robert A. Vander Velden, Greenville, 91, died Saturday.

Visitation will begin Wednesday at 9 a.m. until the time of funeral at 11 a.m. at ZION LUTHERAN CHURCH (912 N. Oneida, Appleton). A complete obituary will appear Tuesday.

O'CONNELL FUNERAL

SERVICES

Little Chute

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Posted March 18, 2008

Bilotti, Raymond R. (Ray)

Raymond R. (Ray) Bilotti, 83, De Pere, died peacefully on March 16, 2008, with his family surrounding him. He was born Oct. 5, 1924, in Kenosha, to the late Nicholas and Angeline (Cerminara) Bilotti. Ray was a World War II veteran and was awarded the Silver Star and Purple Heart. Along with his brother, Ron, he was a long time business owner and helped introduce Italian cuisine to the area. Ray was a devoted supporter of his children's and grandchildren's activities. His love of music, arts and sports has influenced us all. He has a great sense of humor... "Giddy-up".

Survivors include his children, Debbie (Mike) Geurts, Dino (Kate) Bilotti, Dina (Steve) Soquet, James Bilotti, Teresa (Jim) Willliquette, Laura (Jeff Davis) Bilotti, and Pam Bilotti; 13 grandchildren, five great-grandchildren; his sisters, Angie and Dee; his brother, Ron; many nieces and nephews.

He is preceded in death by his wife, June; his parents, Angeline and Nicholas; his brother, Dan; and great-grandson, Noah.

Friends may call at RYAN FUNERAL HOME, 305 North Tenth Street from 4 to 7:45 p.m. on Wednesday, March 19, 2008. Funeral services will be held at 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home with Father Gery Meehan, O. Praem., officiating. Burial in Mt. Olivet Cemetery. Please visit www.ryanfh.com to send online condolences to the Bilotti family.

Ray was an extraordinary father and grandfather. He taught us all the true meaning of family; to always respect, love, and care for each other.

Dad: "We wish you bluebirds in the spring to give your heart a song to sing."

Posted March 18, 2008

Erdmann, Dale

Dale Arthur Carl Erdmann, 67, Sturgeon Bay, died at Door County Memorial Hospital on March 16, 2008. He was born Dec. 23, 1940, in Sturgeon Bay, to Fred and Erna (Boness) Erdmann. On June 15, 1968, he married Diane Duquaine at Brussels.

Survivors include his wife; two children, Wayne Erdmann and Becky Doyle, both of Green Bay; a brother, Marvin (Bernice) Erdmann, Elkhart Lake; three sisters, Marian Kuntsmann, Shoto; Irene LeClair and Doris (Kenneth) Mueller, Two Rivers; brothers and sisters-in-law, Jim (Karen) Duquaine, Gary (Barb) Duquaine, all of Sturgeon Bay; Shirley (Wayne) Schreiber, Sharon (Keith) Goemanns, Green Bay; Mike Duquaine, Brussels.

Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Wednesday, March 19, 2008, at St. Peters Lutheran Church, the Rev. Darrick Kolterjahn officiating. Burial will be in the town of Forestville Cemetery at Maplewood. Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Forbes Funeral Home and then after 9 a.m. Wednesday at the church until time of services. A devotion service will be conducted at 7:45 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Online condolences may be offered from www.forbesfuneralhome.com.

Posted March 18, 2008

Hutjens, Joseph C.

Joseph C. Hutjens, 89, De Pere, passed away unexpectedly, but peacefully, Sunday morning at his home. Joe was born March 26, 1918, in De Pere, to Albert and Anna (Van Dyck) Hutjens. He married Alice Janssen Aug. 27, 1942, at St. Mary Catholic Community. Joe was a farmer for many years and was a lifelong member of St. Mary Catholic Community. He loved to play cards, bowl and make wood. He especially enjoyed family get togethers.

Joe is survived by his wife, Alice; children, Carol (Bob) Muehrcke, William Hutjens, Sally (Lee) Mancoske, Louis (Patti) Hutjens and Sandy (Dave) Heezen; 12 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren; two sisters, Mary Becker, Margaret (Mike) Lotto; sister-in-law, Germaine Hutjens; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Josephine Gossen, Louie and Esther Janssen, Bob and Rita Janssen, Dan and Dorothy Janssen, Ken and Donna Janssen; and numerous nieces and nephews.

He is preceded in death by his son, Tommy; brothers and sisters, Henry, Norbert (Agnes), Sylvester (Agnes), Edward (Marie) and Sr. Josephine.

Friends may call at Cotter Funeral Home, 860 N. Webster Ave., De Pere, from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, March 18, where a prayer service will be held at 7:30. Visitation will continue on Wednesday from 9:30 until the hour of Mass at St. Mary Catholic Community, Pope John the XXIII Circle, off Sportsman Drive, town of Ledgeview. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:30 Wednesday at the Church with Rev. John H. Harper officiating. Interment in Mt. Olivet Cemetery, De Pere.

In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund has been established in Joe's name for the Heart Association. Cotter Funeral Home, De Pere, is assisting the family. Online condolences may be expressed at www.cotterfuneralhome.com.

The family would like to thank the staff of the Cardiology Unit at Bellin Hospital for their care and concern.

Posted March 18, 2008

McMahon, Thomas L. "Tom"

Thomas L. "Tom" McMahon, 63, Green Bay, went peacefully into heaven Thursday, March 13, 2008. He was born Jan. 21, 1945, to Ellis and Isabel (Smits) McMahon in Oconto Falls. Tom owned and operated McMahon's Landscaping. Tom will be remembered by family and friends as an avid Nebraska football fan.

He is survived by two sons, Jay McMahon and his wife, Tracey and their children, Megan, Brennan and Ian, Howard; Kurt McMahon and his children, Madison and Mitchell, Kurt's fiancee, Shelly Gilson and her daughter, Taylor, Greenleaf; Jay and Kurt's mother, Retha Wallman; Tom's mother, Isabel McMahon; two sisters and three brothers and their spouses, Judy McMahon, John (Bonnie) McMahon, Rick (Gail) McMahon, Sam (Sara) McMahon and Rita McMahon; nieces and nephews, other relatives and many friends.

Tom was preceded in death by his father, Ellis McMahon.

Private services were held with Blaney Funeral Home assisting the family. Expressions of sympathy may be sent to Blaney Funeral Home or online condolences can be sent to the family by visiting www.BlaneyFuneralHome.com.

Tom truly appreciated the people who came to talk with him and all the prayers he received during his illness. The family extends a warm and gracious thank you to Retha and the close family members who cared for their father and brother.

Posted March 18, 2008

Van Boxel, Phyllis L.

Phyllis L. Van Boxel, 80, Green Bay resident, died Monday, March 17, 2008, at Unity Hospice, following a long illness. She was born Sept. 3, 1927, in the town of Eaton, to the late Stanley and Pauline (Holda) Winiecki. Phyllis married Donald Van Boxel Sept. 25, 1947, in Green Bay. He preceded her in death Nov. 1, 1973. She was employed by St. Vincent Hospital in Food Services until her retirement in 1995. Phyllis was a member of the Catholic Order of Foresters and St. Mary of the Angels Parish.

She is survived by five sons, Gary (Peggy), Dyckesville; Joe, Glenn (Laura), Mike (Kay), Steve (Lynn), all of Green Bay; eight grandchildren, Derek, Dylan, Maria, Breckin, Jenae, Erica, Trevor and Tearanie; two brothers, Arthur (Donna) Winiecki and Robert (Agnes) Winiecki, all of Green Bay; four sisters-in-law, Genevieve Winiecki, Mardell Winiecki, JoAnn Winiecki, Barbara Winiecki, all of Green Bay; nieces and nephews. She is also survived by a brother-in-law, Dick (Mary) Van Boxel, Green Bay; three sisters-in-law, Ione (Frank) Piontek, Elaine (Ken) Blohowiak, Jo Ann (Dave) Minton, all of Green Bay.

She was preceded in death by one son, Paul; six brothers, Norbert and Irvin, who were killed in World War II; Clarence, Raymond, Benedict and Richard Winiecki; two sisters, Patricia (Raymond) Sokolski and Mildred (Louis) Kugel; two brothers-in-law, Al (Jeanne) Van Boxel, George (Donna) Van Boxel; two sisters-in-law, Lucille (Bob) Burgoyne, Betty (Chet) Cieslewicz.

Friends may call at Proko-Wall Funeral Home, 1630 E. Mason St. (TODAY) Tuesday from 5 to 8 p.m. Parish Wake Service 7:30 p.m. Visitation will continue on Wednesday from 10 to 11 a.m. at St. Mary of the Angels, corner of Cass and Irwin. Mass of Christian Burial 11 a.m. at the church with Fr. Tom Wojciechowski, OFM officiating. Burial in Allouez Catholic Cemetery.

In lieu of other expressions of sympathy, a memorial fund has been established in Phyllis' name. Phyllis' family would like to extend a sincere thank you to Green Bay Oncology, Dr. Bayer, the nurses and staff of St. Vincent's 9th Floor and the nurses and staff of Unity Hospice. Their care and concern has been greatly appreciated.

Posted March 18, 2008

Williquette, Paul G.

Paul G. Williquette, 52, longtime resident of Green Bay, died Saturday, March 15, 2008, after a brief illness. He was born Aug. 23, 1955, in Green Bay, to the late Melvin and Eleanor (Elkey) Williquette. Paul had been employed at various machine shops over the years and he was very proud of his work at Bay Ship Building in Sturgeon Bay.

He is survived by two sisters and brothers-in-law, Ellen and Tom Alexander, Denver, Colo.; Margaret and Richard Lindow, Suamico.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Melvin and Eleanor Williquette; and a brother, Daniel.

Friends may call at Blaney Funeral Home, 1521 Shawano Ave., from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday. The funeral service will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home with Pastor Gerry Mathisen officiating. Burial will be in St. John the Baptist Cemetery, Howard. To send online condolences, please go to www.BlaneyFuneralHome.com.

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

The family extends a special thank you to the staff of Unity Hospice for their wonderful care.

3/18/2008 Herald Times Reporter

Posted March 18, 2008

Cletus W. Beaupre

Cletus W. Beaupre, age 90, of 2004 12th St., Two Rivers, died Sunday, March 16, 2008, at the Hamilton Home, Two Rivers.

Cletus was born May 5, 1917, in Two Rivers, son of the late Alfred and Irene (nee Harrington) Beaupre. On May 5, 1938, he married the former Marcella Reimer at St. Luke's Catholic Church, Two Rivers. She preceded him in death on Aug. 10, 1995.

Cletus was a die cutter, retiring from Schwartz Manufacturing Co., Two Rivers. He was a member of the Senior Center in Two Rivers and enjoyed dancing.

Survivors include one daughter and son-in-law, Barbara & Roberto Gallegos, West Bend; one daughter-in-law, Patricia Beaupre, Manitowoc; eight grandchildren, Kyra, Yolanda, Roberto, Debra, Wendy, Mark, Scott and Chris; numerous great grandchildren; one brother, Robert Beaupre, Two Rivers and one brother-in-law George Reimer, Maryland Heights, Mo. He also is survived by several nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Cletus was preceded in death by one son, Jon Bradley Beaupre; one brother, LeRoy Beaupre; and one sister, Eunice McDonough.

Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, March 19, 2008, at St. Peter the Fisherman Catholic Church. Officiating at the Mass of Christian Burial will be the Rev. William O'Brien with burial to follow services at Knollwood Memorial Cemetery, town of Kossuth.

The family will greet relatives and friends on Tuesday, March 18, 2008, from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Klein & Stangel Funeral Home, Two Rivers. The visitation will continue Wednesday morning at St. Peter the Fisherman Catholic Church from 9 to 10:15 a.m.

Herald Times Reporter

March 18, 2008

Posted March 18, 2008

Irene Catherine Bishop

Irene Catherine Bishop, age 96, a resident at St. Mary's Home, Manitowoc, died Saturday evening, March 15, 2008 at the home.

A memorial service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, March 19, 2008, at St. Francis of Assisi on Marshall. Officiating at the service will be the Rev. Msgr. Jim Vanden Hogen. Cremation has occurred and Irene's cremated remains will be laid to rest at St. Mary Cemetery, Manitowoc.

The family will greet relatives and friends at St. Francis of Assisi on Marshall from 10 a.m. until the time of service at 10:30 a.m.

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

Herald Times Reporter

March 18, 2008

3/18/2008 Post Crescent

Posted March 18, 2008

Vander Velden, Robert A. "Bob"

Robert A. Vander Velden, Greenville, age 91, died Saturday, March 15, 2008, at St. Elizabeth Hospital. Bob was born in Little Chute on December 25, 1916, to the late George and Lillian (Boes) Vander Velden. On June 16, 1938, he married Virginia Schmit at Zion Lutheran Church, where he was a member. She preceded him in death October 17, 1989, after 51 years of marriage. Bob operated Bob's Inn in Appleton for 37 years. Upon retirement, he moved to Greenville.

Bob was a great sportsman. Through the years, he caught over 1000 muskies, 11 of which were over 40 pounds. He invented and patented the Bobbie Bait in 1940 and the Bob Tail in 1987. Many of his baits have been used to break state records, including the record for Muskie. At the age of 91, Bob still consulted for other lure manufacturers. Bob also loved to hunt and didn't let his age get in the way of a successful hunt. Even in his late eighties, he was shooting bucks with his bow. He also shot several bear with his bow and 2 while gun hunting.

Bob is survived by two sisters: Ruth Rhodes, De Pere; Mercedes Chartier, Appleton; two sisters-in-law: Gladys Buxton and Doris Vander Velden, both of Appleton; and special friends: Nancy Grant and Mark Nemec. He is further survived by many nieces and nephews.

In addition to his wife and parents, Bob was preceded in death by his brother, Harold Vander Velden; sisters: Mabel (Gordon) Breier, Evylen (Jack) Lex and Loretta (O'Neil) Rochon; brothers-in-law: Henry Reese, Richard Buxton, Kenneth (Jean) Schmit, Robert (Margaret) Schmit and Raymond Chartier.

Visitation will begin Wednesday, March 19, 2008, at 9 a.m. until the time of funeral at 11 a.m. at ZION LUTHERAN CHURCH (912 N. Oneida, Appleton). The Rev. Wendy Wirth-Brock will officiate. Committal Highland Memorial. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Fox Valley Humane Association.

Bob's family would like to extend their gratitude to Bob's neighbor, Jeff, who spent many hours with him and the visiting nurse that came to his home. They would also like to thank the staff at St. Elizabeth Hospital and Dr. Carl Rasmussen for the care given to Bob.

O'CONNELL FUNERAL SERVICES

2020 E. Main Street

Little Chute 920-759-2951

3/19/2008 GBPG

Posted March 19, 2008

Bilotti, Raymond R. (Ray)

Raymond R. (Ray) Bilotti, 83, De Pre, died peacefully on March 16, 2008, with his family surrounding him. He was born Oct. 5, 1924, in Kenosha, to the late Nicholas and Angeline (Cerminara) Bilotti. Ray was a World War II Veteran and was awarded the Silver Star and Purple Heart. Along with his brother, Ron, he was a long time business owner and helped introduce Italian Cuisine to the area. Ray was a devoted supporter of his children's and grandchildren's activities. His love of music, arts and sports has influenced us all. He had a great sense of humor ... "Giddy-up".

Survivors include his children, Debbie (Mike) Geurts, Dino (Kate) Bilotti, Dina (Steve) Soquet, James Bilotti, Teresa (Jim) Williquette, Laura (Jeff Davis) Bilotti, and Pam Bilotti; 13 grandchildren, five great-grandchildren; his sisters, Angie and Dee; his brother, Ron; many nieces and nephews.

He is preceded in death by his wife, June; his parents, Angeline and Nicholas; his brother, Dan; and great-grandson, Noah.

Friends may call at RYAN FUNERAL HOME, 305 North Tenth Street from 4 to 7:45 p.m. on Wednesday, March 19, 2008. Funeral services will be held at 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home with Father Gery Meehan, O. Praem, officiating. Burial in Mt. Olivet Cemetery. Please visit www.ryanfh.com to send online condolences to the Bilotti family.

Ray was an extraordinary father and grandfather. He taught us all the true meaning of family; to always respect, love, and care for each other.

Dad: "We wish you bluebirds in the spring to give your heart a song to sing."

Posted March 19, 2008

Engels, Carl Joseph

Carl Joseph Engels, Kalamazoo, passed away peacefully on March 11, 2008, at his home, with his family at his side. Carl was born in Green Bay, Wis., on July 2, 1921, the son of Jules and Mary (Locoque) Engels. He married Doris Hetherington on July 17, 1943.

He received a Bachelor's Degree from the University of Wisconsin at Oshkosh and a Masters Degree from the University of Michigan. Carl was a teacher at Wyoming Park and Kalamazoo University High Schools, the Technical College in Ibadan, Nigeria and Western Michigan University. He retired from Western Michigan University in 1985.

Carl coached numerous high school sports including football, basketball, track and tennis at both Wyoming Park and Kalamazoo University High Schools. His tennis teams won eight state championships in three different classes. He was inducted into the Wyoming Park High School Hall of Fame and the Michigan High School Tennis Coaches Hall of Fame. Carl enjoyed sailing and won 10 Lightning Fleet championships at Gull Lake. He also started the Sailing Club at Western Michigan University.

Carl was preceded in death by his parents and wife of 63 years. Surviving are his four children, Bob (Martha) Engels, Kalamazoo; Jack (Kitty) Engels, Ft. Meyers, Fla.; Jill (Chuck) Engels-VanEck and Jim (Jayne) Engels, Portage; eight grandchildren, Nate and Rob Engels, Jim and Dan Brayton, Sarah and Matt VanEck and Jake and Ty Engels; six great-grandchildren; a sister, Laverne Carter; and sister-in-law, Jean (Hetherington) Gettleman.

In accordance with his wishes, cremation has taken place. Friends of Carl may meet with the family at REDMOND FUNERAL HOME, 4100 S. WESTNEDGE, 343-6156, from 4 until 6 p.m. on March 21, 2008.

Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice Care of Southwest Michigan.

Posted March 19, 2008

Tilleman, Ione (Beerntsen)

Ione Tilleman (Beerntsen), 92, Woodruff, Wis., passed away Feb. 25, 2008, at Dr. Kate's Convalescent Home in Woodruff, Wis. Ione was born March 6, 1915, daughter of Hattie and Antone Beerntsen. Ione grew up one of four sisters, including Rita, Mildred and Mary Lou, and lived most of her life in Green Bay, Wis. After graduating from high school, she worked at the Public Service Corporation in the bookkeeping department. She met her husband, Norris Tilleman at a town social and after several years of courtship, they were married in 1938, eventually celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary in 1988. Ione and Norris built the house that they lived in out of hand-picked stone and gave birth to their only child, Patricia, in 1940. Ione took special joy and interest in reading, baking, church activities and being a loving grandmother and great- grandmother.

A memorial service celebrating Ione's life will be held in July 2008 in Green Bay, Wis. Please contact Bolger Funeral Home in Minocqua for further information.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Susan Komen Breast Cancer Research Foundation.

3/19/2008 Door County Advocate

Posted March 19, 2008

Joan LeClair

Joan E. LeClair, 77, Sturgeon Bay, passed away Sunday, March 16, 2008, at Dorchester Golden Living Center.

She was born Oct. 22, 1930, in Green Bay, the daughter of David Erwin and Edith (Eastman) Lent.

She graduated from Gibraltar High School. Aug. 23, 1952, she married Robert E. LeClair at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Egg Harbor. He preceded her in death May 29, 2000.

She owned and operated LeClair Laundry in Jacksonport, and was postmaster there for many years. She was a member of the Jacksonport Historical Society.

Joan also loved playing her organ, singing, cooking, and visiting.

Joan is survived by her five children, Robert (Marilyn) LeClair,Grand Haven, Mich., Kathleen LeClair, Michael LeClair and Steven LeClair, all of Sturgeon Bay, and Pauline (Erik) Leist, Jacksonport; eight grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; grandson, Spencer Leist; and brother, Michael.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, March 19, at Stella Maris/Jacksonport site, with the Rev. David Ruby officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

Friends called from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday evening at Huehns Funeral Home, and at the church Wednesday from 9:30 a.m. until the time of services. A parish wake service was held at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

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

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Posted March 19, 2008

Andrea S. Burns

Andrea S. Burns, age 36, of 3800 Bellevue Place, Two Rivers, lost her fight with stage-four metastatic melanoma on Monday, March 17, 2008, at home, surrrounded by her family.

Andrea was born in Two Rivers, on March 16, 1972, to Judith L. (Sciotto) Burns and the late Robert L. Burns. She was a graduate of Washington High School, Two Rivers, with the class of 1990. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree in communication disorders in 1994, with a minor in sociology from Northern Michigan University, Marquette, Mich., and studied nonviolent crisis intervention at Adam's State College, Alamosa, Colo. She was employed at Phoenix Behavioral Health Services in Manitowoc, as a senior line therapist. She dedicated her life to helping children with disabilities, both in Wisconsin and in Colorado. Andrea was an avid hunter and Harley enthusiast.

She is survived by her mother: Judith L. Burns of Two Rivers; older sister: Yvette (Adam) Anderegg; and younger sister: Maria (Wade) Hynek; nieces: Cloee Anderegg; Kendra Hynek; and Koleen Hynek; feline friends: Raven and River; grandfather: Frank P. Sciotto; grandmother: Elsie Burns; aunt and uncle: Sue and Frank Leckwart; and many cousins; special friends: Robin Bowes; Beth Frye; Josie Krause; Tammy Phillips; Scott Varelli; and Stephanie Winston; friends and staff at Phoenix Behavioral Health Services; Washington High School, Two Rivers, class of 1990 and faculty; and other close friends and family. She was preceded in death by her father: Robert L. Burns; grandmother: Joan Sciotto; grandfather: Marvin Burns; special companion and canine friend: Brandy; uncle: Frank Sciotto III; and other close extended family members.

The family will greet relatives and friends from 4 until 8 p.m. on Thursday evening, March 20, 2008, at the Deja & Martin Funeral Chapels, 1506 18th St., Two Rivers.

A time for remembrance will be held at 8 p.m. on Thursday, March 20, 2008, to conclude the visitation.

Cremation will follow, with burial to take place at Holy Cross Cemetery, Marquette, Mich., at a later date.

A very special thank you to Holy Family Memorial Dr. Baatz and Richard Milewicz, the Cancer Care Center Staff, Holy Family Memorial Home Care, Holy Family Memorial Hospice, Deja & Martin Funeral Chapels, Jayme Presl and staff of Stock's Harley Davidson of Manitowoc.

If daisies grow in heaven, Please pick a bunch for us, Place them in Andrea's arms and tell her they're from us. Tell her we love and miss her And when she turns to smile, Place a kiss upon her cheek and hold her for awhile. Because remembering her is easy, We do it every day, But there is an ache within our hearts that will never go away.

Andrea will be sadly and lovingly missed by everyone she has touched with her teachings, wise words, laughter thoughtful and caring hands.

Herald Times Reporter

March 19, 2008

Posted March 19, 2008

George Senovich Jr.

To our beloved son and brother: May you finally rest in peace, away from all the pain and suffering.

George Senovich Jr., age 61, formerly of 2130 E. Assman Road, Mishicot, died late on Friday night, March 14, 2008, at Maple Lane Health Care Center, Shawano.

George was son of the late George Senovich Sr.

Survivors include his stepmother: Elaine Knope Senovich, Mishicot; brother: Leroy Senovich and wife, Terri Senovich, Ohio; stepsister: Mary Moreau and husband, Greg Moreau, Two Rivers; stepbrother: Steve Senovich and wife, Brenda Senovich, Two Rivers; stepsister: Julie Kvithyll and husband, Norman Kvithyll, Mishicot; stepsister: Gloria Rodney, Mishicot. George is further survived by aunts, an uncle, and other family members.

Private family funeral services will be held on Thursday, March 20, 2008, at Deja & Martin Funeral Chapels, 1506 18th St., Two Rivers. The Rev. Paul Paider will officiate at the service with burial to follow at Knollwood Memorial Gardens, Hwy. 310, Manitowoc.

Herald Times Reporter

March 19, 2008

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Posted March 19, 2008

Watry, Beatrice E.

Beatrice E. Watry, Little Chute, age 91, passed peacefully away surrounded by her family on Monday March 17, 2008, at St. Elizabeth Hospital. She was born in Phlox, Wisconsin, on February 5, 1917, to the late William and Bertha (Knorr) Pennings. On June 29, 1940, Beatrice married Giles Watry at St. John Nepomucene Catholic Church in Little Chute where she was a lifelong member. Together, they ran Watry's Bar. He preceded her in death on November 22, 1982. Beatrice loved spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She also enjoyed crocheting, camping, shopping, fish fries, and dancing. With her personal touch, family celebrations and holidays were made special.

Beatrice is survived by five children: Carol Van Der Burgt, Kaukauna; Geraldine (Donald) De Goey, Kimberly; Richard (Deborah) Watry, Appleton; Linda (David) Hietpas, Little Chute; and Judith Watry, Little Chute; 12 grandchildren: Martin (Beth) Van Der Burgt, Jeffrey (Belinda) and David (Michele) De Goey, Deborah (Christopher) Jansen, Erica (Greg) Smedema, Amanda (Phil) Netzel, Bethany Watry (fiance Chad Bobb), Peter and William Watry, Craig (Jessica), Chris (Stacy) and Curt (Missy) Hietpas; 13 great grandchildren: Philip, Luke, Erin, William, Caroline, Ella, Noah, Mary, Mikayla, Conner, Derek, Emily and Morgan; and sisters and brother: Helen (Duke) Dutkievic, Evelyn Schmidt, Lila Delrow, and Clarence Pennings . She is further survived by many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

In addition to her husband and parents, Beatrice was preceded in death by her son, Gary; son-in-law, Adrian Van Der Burgt,; grandchildren, Erin and Devon Watry; sister and brother: Marie Pennings and Alvin (Betty) Pennings; and brothers and sisters-in-law: Julius Schmidt, Harvey Kobussen, Eunice Pennings, Norbert Delrow, Mary Beattie, Margaurite "Tiny" (Norman) Kessler, Esther (Martin) Skell and Evelyn (Milton) Johnson.

Visitation will begin Thursday, March 20, 2008, at 9:00 a.m. until 12:00 Noon at ST. JOHN NEPOMUCENE CHURCH, Little Chute. The Funeral Rites will be celebrated following the visitation. The Rev. David J. Funk, O.F.M. Cap. will officiate. Committal St. John Cemetery.

The family wishes to thank Dr. Kim Reiss-Sagers, the doctors and nurses of St. Elizabeth's 2-South, the Cardiac Rehab Department, the Acute Dialysis team and staff at Fresenius Dialysis Center of Neenah, and the Affinity Visiting Physical therapist. A memorial has been established in Beatrice's honor.

O'CONNELL FUNERAL

SERVICES

2020 E. Main Street

Little Chute 920-759-2951

3/19/2008 Oconto County Reporter

Joanne Marie Johnson

Racine – Joanne Marie Johnson, 72, passed away suddenly at her home on Friday, March 7, 2008.
Joanne was born in Green Bay on January 29, 1936 to Hugo and Ethel (nee, Tracy) Zeitler. She was baptized into Christian faith on March 8, 1936. She graduated from Oconto High School in 1954. Following her graduation, she attended vocational school preparing for secretarial work. During life, she worked in the medical field and as a church secretary. On August 26, 1961 she was united in marriage to Donald A. Johnson at Kingo Lutheran Church, Shorewood, WI. Joanne was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother. Her grandchildren were her pride and joy. She was an avid reader, belonging to three book clubs and worked on crossword puzzles every day. She belonged to two Red Hat groups, one of which she was the Queen Mother. She was an excellent seamstress. Many relatives and friends looked forward to her Christmas poems, and she was often asked to write poetry to help friends celebrate special times in their lives. She enjoyed her friends at Total Women’s Fitness, where she “worked out”, and her yearly trips with her friends from her high school days. She was an active member of St. Andrew Lutheran Church, serving as church secretary, singing in the choir, quilting and participating in the altar guild, Bible study and the food bank.
Joanne is survived by her husband, Rev. Donald; and four children, seven grandchildren, two sisters, Shirley (Everett) Podebradsky of Madison and Marilyn (David) Gering of Oconto; brother, Robert Zeitler of Cleveland, OH. Joanne is also survived by many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Funeral service celebrating Joanne’s life was held at St. Andrew Lutheran Church in Racine, WI on Tuesday, March 11, 2008.
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Kathryn L. Pasek

Kathryn L. Pasek, 60, of Oconto, passed away Saturday, March 1, 2008 after a brief illness at her home. Kathryn was born March 25, 1947 in Milwaukee to the late Ralph and Audry (Vaness) Newman. She married Robert Pasek on August 28, 1977.
Kathryn is survived by her husband Robert, Oconto; a son, Eric (Donna) Pasek, Zachow; a sister, Kathleen (Peter) Korth, Milwaukee; and a grandson, Jonathan Pasek.
The Gallagher Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Oconto, is assisting the family. Online condolences may be expressed at www.gallagherfuneralhome.net.

Bernice Katherine (Dury) Barrett

Bernice Katherine (Dury) Barrett, 78, passed away at her home in Oconto February 29, 2008. She was born to the late Edmond and Katherine (Tassoul) Dury January 20, 1930 in Green Bay.
She is survived by one sister, Rita Segersin, Green Bay; one brother, Elmer Dury, Green Bay; one son, Dean Dury, Oconto; and special mention of nieces, nephews and friends, Elmer and Michelle Dury, Jr., Raymond and Chris Loberger, Harold and Sandra Cretton, Charlie Gantz, Pete, Bobbie, Hannah, Hailey, Eddie, Missy Angel, Rita, Joyce, Ray, and so many others that know who they are. She will also be sadly missed by her pets, Tuffy and Louie.
Bernice was preceded in death by brothers, Edward Dury, Roger Dury, and Raymond Delarwelle.
Special thanks to the doctors and nurses of Bellin Hospital, Green Bay, Unity Hospice and Dr. Joseph Dobson and his staff, and her friends at Pamida Pharmacy, Oconto.
"After all these years the truth is out, Mom was older than the 36 years she always claimed to be. Her wish was to be cremated and laid to rest next to her brother Roger. Mom will soon be resting with "Unk."
Rhodes-Charapata Funeral Home, Oconto is assisting the family (920) 834-2133.

Rita M. Vannieuwenhoven

Rita M. Vannieuwenhoven, 68, of Lakewood (formerly of Suamico) went to join her parents and son in heaven on Monday, February 25, 2008, while at a local hospital. She was born October 15, 1939, to the late Gabriel and Beatrice (Krouse) Leurquin in Green Bay. On October 27, 1956, Rita married Raymond Vannieuwenhoven in Green Bay. They celebrated their golden wedding anniversary October 27, 2007. Rita was a lifelong housewife and mother. She was a member of the Red Hat Hummers of Lakewood. She loved to dance, sing karaoke, play bingo and games with her family.
Survivors include her wonderful husband, Raymond; three daughters, Denise (Randy) Jackett, Lakewood; Sue Stephanie Vannieuwenhoven (Darren Helms), Clintonville; and Dorothy Vannieuwenhoven (Larry Laverdiere), Howard; two sons, Darcy (Bonnie Katzbahn) Vannieuwenhoven and John Vannieuwenhoven (Mary Richert); eight grandchildren, Jenny and Michael, Sheboygan; David, Ashley and Crystal, Green Bay; Chrissy and Jessica, Clintonville; and Johnathon, North Carolina; four great-grandchildren; a twin brother, Richard Leurquin, Eagle River; and cousins and friends.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her son, Daniel and her grandson, Michael.
Friends called after 1:00 P.M. Thursday, February 28, at Lyndahl Funeral Home where the funeral service took place at 5:30 P.M. Burial in St. Benedict's Catholic Cemetery in Suamico. Online condolences may be expressed at www.lyndahl.com.
Rita's family extends a very special thank you to all of the doctors and staff who cared for her during her battle with diabetes and other illnesses.
Lyndahl Funeral Home
and Cremation Services
Lombardi Ave. & Ridge Rd.
(920) 499-1223

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Posted March 20, 2008

Meyer, Merrie Annette

Merrie Annette Meyer, 67, of 1516 Kenny Dr., Lot 35, Crivitz, passed away Tuesday, March 18, 2008, at Bay Area Medical Center. She was born Sept. 3, 1940, in Marinette, to the late Elmer and Estella England. She spent her early years in Peshtigo and was a 1958 graduate of Peshtigo High School. On Dec. 24, 1960, she was married to Thomas O. Meyer of Marinette. During his service with the United States Air Force, they lived in New Haven, Conn. and San Angelo, Texas. They later resided in Marinette, De Pere, Shawano, the Town of Chase, and most recently, Crivitz. Over the years Merrie was employed by Badger Paper Mills in Peshtigo, by an insurance company in New Haven, the Peshtigo Ben Franklin Store, worked as a private investigator, worked at Nicolet Paper Co. in De Pere and at cheese factories in Lena. More recently she did ceramic work and operated her own craft business making custom jewelry boxes in her home woodworking shop. She also loved to knit and do many other craft works.

Merrie is survived by her husband, Thomas; two children, Josh Meyer, Colorado; and Sara (Dan) Henrichs, Lena; three grandchildren, John, Jenna and Jacki; and one brother, Gordon England, Marinette.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a son, Tommy, and a sister, Dorothy Behnke.

Friends and family are invited to commemorate and celebrate her life during visitation hours at Hansen-Onion-Martell Funeral Home, Marinette, from 4 until 9 p.m. on Monday, March 24, 2008. Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery, Peshtigo.

www.hansenonionmartell.com

Posted March 20, 2008

Portier, Vernon "Ty"

Vernon "Ty" Portier 80, Lena Loving Husband, Father, Grandfather, and Great-Grandfather went to meet his Lord and Saviour on Tuesday Mar. 18, 2008. He was born on Oct. 7, 1927 in Oconto Falls to the late Harris and Beryl (Greetan) Portier. On Nov.16, 1948 Ty married Margaret Henrichs at St. Charles Catholic Church, Lena. He served in the Navigation Dept. of the United States Navy stationed at New Jersey, Memphis, Pearl Harbor, and San Francisco. He worked for Rumpf Construction. He retired from Frigo Cheese after 40 years as a cheese maker and plant foreman. Ty liked gardening, nature and spending time with his grandchildren. Most of all he loved displaying his Christmas lights for the enjoyment of others.

Survivors include his wife of 59 years Margaret, six children, Marcia (Robert) Quade, Gillett; Michael Portier, Spruce; Debra (Dave) Endicott, Warrenton Mo.; Dean (Susan) Portier, Lena; Thomas (Beckette) Portier, Lena; Tracy (Josh) Maloney, Coleman; 10 grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren (he was looking forward to the arrival of his 9th great-grandchild); and three step-great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one brother Jerry.

Friends may call at Rhodes-Charapata Funeral Home, Lena from 4 to 8 p.m. Monday, 6:30 service Doney-DeGrave American Legion Post #342, 7 p.m. parish wake service. Visitation will continue at Holy Cross Catholic Church, Lena from 9 to 10:30 a.m. Tuesday. Mass of Christian Burial 10:30 a.m. Tuesday Mar. 25, 2008 at the church with Father Celestine Byekwaso officiating. Burial to follow at St. Charles Catholic Cemetery, Lena.

Posted March 20, 2008

Rankin, Rosemary

Rosemary Rankin, 90, Appleton, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, March 19, 2008, at Rennes Health Center.

The Mass of Resurrection will be celebrated 11 a.m. Saturday March 29, 2008, at St. Therese Catholic Church, corner of Wisconsin Ave and Morrison Sts. Appleton, with Fr. Bill Hoffman officiating. Friends may call directly at the church from 10 a.m. Saturday until the time of the service. A full obituary will appear in the Thursday March 27, edition of the paper.

Brettschneider-

Trettin-Lederer

606 N. Oneida St.

Appleton, WI

3/20/2008 Post Crescent

Posted March 20, 2008

Rankin, Rosemary (Mrs. Clement Rankin)

Rosemary Rankin, age 90, of Appleton, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, March 19, 2008, at Rennes Health Center. The Mass of Resurrection will be celebrated 11 a.m. Saturday, March 29, 2008, at St. Therese Catholic Church, corner of Wisconsin Ave. and Morrison St., Appleton, with Fr. Bill Hoffman officiating. Friends may call directly at the church from 10 a.m. Saturday until the time of the service. A full obituary will appear in the Thursday March 27th edition of the paper.

Brettschneider-

Trettin-Lederer

606 N. Oneida St.,

Appleton, Wi

3/21/2008 GBPG

Posted March 21, 2008

Dickhut, Professor Daniel F.

Professor Daniel F. Dickhut died peacefully at home on March 16, 2008. He was born on Sept. 21, 1931, in Jefferson, Wis., to the late Forrest Ernst and Hedwig (Briganski) Dickhut. He graduated from Nathan Hale High School in Milwaukee and attended the University of Wisconsin-Madison where he graduated in 1953, going on to obtain a Master Degree in Art. He served in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War and was honorably discharged in 1956. Upon leaving the Navy he came to De Pere as the first lay professor at St. Norbert College. He married Rachel Virginia Smith on April 7, 1958. Dan taught art at St. Norbert College for 42 years and retired as an Emeritus Professor.

Survivors include his wife, Rachel; his children, Kathleen and Paul Dickhut Gobster, Rebecca Dickhut, Gregory B and Mary (Farah) Dickhut, and Matthew and Donna (Paskey) Dickhut; his beloved grandchildren, Savannah and Delaney Dickhut-Gobster, Sarah, Elizabeth, and Jessica Dickhut, and Rachel and Zachary Dickhut. He is also survived by his sister-in-law, Elizabeth Smith, and brother-in-law, Thomas W. Smith.

He was preceded in death by parents, his wife's parents, Claude and Christine Smith and in-laws, Paul and Miriam Gobster, Beverly Paskey and Doris Farah.

Friends may call on Sunday, March 23, 2008, at the RYAN FUNERAL HOME 305 N. Tenth Street, De Pere, Wis., from 6 to 8 p.m. There will be a Parish Prayer Service at 7:30 p.m. to bring the evening to a close. Visitation will continue on Monday at Old St. Joseph Catholic Church, on the St. Norbert College Campus after 2 p.m., until the Mass of Christian Burial at 4 p.m., with Fr. James Baraniak O.Praem officiating. Please go to www.ryanfh.com to express online condolences to the family.

A very special thanks to Mike and Heartland Hospice for all the help and kindness during Dan's last days. Also a heartfelt thanks to Claire and Gerald Sauer for their help and kindness.

In LIEU of flowers, a memorial fund has been established at St. Norbert College for a Scholarship in Professor Daniel F. Dickhut's name.

Posted March 21, 2008

Vanden Heuvel, Richard (Rick)

Richard (Rick) Vanden Heuvel, 46, died unexpectedly Thursday morning.

MALCORE (West) Funeral Home, 499-4100 is in charge of arrangements which will be announced soon.

3/21/2008 Post Crescent

Posted March 21, 2008

Gendron, David A. "Joe"

David "Joe" Gendron, age 85, died unexpectedly on Wednesday, March 19, 2008, at the Appleton Medical Center. His beloved wife Neva was at his side, as she had been nearly every day for the past sixty-eight years. David was born in Niagara, Wisconsin, on October 25, 1922, son of the late William and Laura (Brouillire) Gendron. He grew up raising cane between Appleton and Cheboygan, Michigan, until he met Neva Bettis in High School. After scraping up $2.00 in change for a license, Dave married Neva on April 12, 1940, in Detroit, Michigan. The early years of living on grape jelly sandwiches built character and the resolve to build a better life for their family. David served in the United States Navy from 1943 until 1945 as a Fireman First Class. He served in the Pacific Theatre aboard an L.S.T. and was present at the invasions of Saipan, Tinnian, Iwo Jima, and Okinawa. Following his discharge, he returned home, along with Neva raised four sons and a daughter in Appleton. During this time, he enjoyed watching his children play a variety of sports. He and Neva also enjoyed traveling and visited many of the fifty states and countries in Europe. David had worked for the Kimberly-Clark Corporation as a millwright for over forty years, until retiring in 1982. He and Neva enjoyed retirement years in Zolfo Springs, Florida, and Melbourne, Florida, before coming full circle and moving back to Appleton.

He is survived by his wife, Neva Gendron of Appleton; five children: Joe (Susan) Gendron of Little Lake, Michigan; Jerry (Laura) Gendron of Plattsburg, Missouri; David "Jack" (Carolyn) Gendron of Ashland, Virginia; Patrick (Barbara) Gendron of Ashland, Virginia; and Debbie Ratliff Gendron of Appleton; fifteen grandchildren: Michael (Debby) Gendron, Patrick (Toni) Gendron, Laura Gendron, Paul Gendron, Jessica Windsor, Cliff (Shari) Gendron, Wayne (Aleasa) Knuckles, David Knuckles, Joey Gendron, Sean Gendron, Micah Gendron, Jennifer Gendron, David Metcher, and Nicole Ratliff; nine great-grandchildren: Eric, Ryan, and Will; Brandon and Alec; Analease, Amber and Alyssa; and Shaun; two sisters: Yvonne "Honey" Nelson of Appleton and Laura (Frank) Merckx of Kaukauna; two sisters-in-law: Audrey Valot of Cheboygan, Michigan and Alice Bettis of Mullet Lake, Michigan; and a brother-in-law: Bruce (Joanne) Bettis of Sparta, Wisconsin.

Dave was preceded in death by his parents, a brother, William (Connie) Gendron, a sister-in-law, Wanda (Fred) Spreeman; and brothers-in-law: Gilbert Nelson, Ed Valot, Bob Bettis, Richard Bettis, Gordon Bettis and Vern Bettis.

Family and friends of Dave will gather to celebrate his life on Saturday, March 22, 2008, at the Wichmann Funeral Home, Tri County Chapel, from 1 p.m. until 4 p.m. Members of the military will gather at 3 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home to offer full military honors.

Dave will be remembered as a man who enjoyed hunting, fishing and spending time in the outdoors. He was also a master "fixer-upper" and those who knew him well know that he was never happy if something seemed to be working properly!

Dad had a few friends and neighbors who were more like family to him. They all helped to make his last couple of years special. They include Priscilla, Patricia, Barb, Ned and Arlene.

The family would also like to thank Dad's wonderful caregivers who took such good care of him: Dr. Michael Krueger, Nurse Jan, Nurse Janet, Dr. Russell Novak and Eric Dellamater and staff, Dr. Kenneth Geller, visiting nurses Debbie and Pat, Dr. Greg Hunter, Dr. John Swanson, and Shawn in the AMC Emergency Room. The kindness you have shown to our family will always be treasured.

WICHMANN FUNERAL HOME

3212 S. Oneida Street

Menasha 920-831-9905

online condolences

www.wichmannfargo.com

Posted March 21, 2008

Griesbach, Eugene "Gene"

Eugene "Gene" Griesbach, 76, of Appleton, passed away Tuesday, March 18, 2008. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, March 25, 2008. A full obituary will run in Sunday's paper.

Valley Funeral Home

2211 N. Richmond St.

Appleton, WI 54911

920-733-5435

www.valleyfh.com

Posted March 21, 2008

Ramsey, Meta E.

Meta E. Ramsay, 104, of Bethel Home, Oshkosh, went home to her Holy Savior on Wednesday, March 19, 2008. Meta was born on January 6, 1904, daughter of Gustav and Anna (Janke) Bublitz in Treptow am Rege, Pomerania, Germany. She married Raymond E. Ramsay in 1922 at the Methodist Church in New London, WI.

She was preceded in death by her father and mother, her sister Ella, her brother Lawrence, her brother-in-law Harvey (Jim) Suehring, numerous aunts and uncles, by her beloved in-law parents, Charles W. and Irene Ramsay, numerous other Ramsay in-laws, and by her beloved daughter-in-law, Betty Adams Ramsay.

She is survived by her son, Clifford (Marge) Ramsay, three grandchildren: Bill (Kathy) Ramsay, Oshkosh; Diane Ramsay, Montgomery County, Maryland; Charles R. (Liz) Ramsay, Virginia, Minnesota; by four great-grandsons: Scott (Amy) Ramsay, New Albin, Iowa; Jeff Ramsay, Oshkosh; Tim and Joe Ramsay, Virginia, Minnesota; and by a great-great-granddaughter, Gianna Ramsay, New Albin, Iowa, by numerous nieces and nephews, her Christian Science congregation in Appleton, and very many friends whom she held dear to her heart.

Meta's is an epic story. Born in Treptow am Rege, Pommerania, Germany, she emigrated to the USA through Ellis Island on May 4, 1908, and grew up on her parents' farm in Wittenberg, Wis., from 1908 to 1922. She then moved to New London, met Ray Ramsay, the love of her life there and married him in 1922.

Their son Clifford was born in 1923, and they lived there until the mid-1930s, in the Great Depression.

They then moved to Appleton, and there she raised her family and gave loving care and support to her extended family including her parent, her in-laws, and especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She lived in Appleton until 2004 when physical infirmity required her move to Bethel Home in Oshkosh.

Meta was always an inspiration to those around her. The core of her life was Our Loving Savior, her family, and her community. She was love. She lived love. She was living proof that unquestioning love exists in people today. She touched the lives of everybody she met, and she is deeply loved by all her family and friends. She will be deeply missed. Her love and devotion, her living of Christianity's best and highest ideals will live on in all the hearts of her survivors. She was a Blessed One of a Kind.

Besides the support that she gave her extended family, Meta also served the Appleton community by singing in the Chaminades choral group, serving in the Appleton Womens' Club, and other community organizations. The Chaminades and Dream Weavers held a special celebration for her at their 2007 Christmas concert. She was given a standing ovation.

A celebration of Meta's wondrous life will be held on Saturday, March 22nd, 2008, at the Wichmann Funeral Home, 537 North Superior Street, Appleton. Visitation will be from 12 to 1, with the funeral starting at 1. A memorial has been established.

The family would like to express their thanks to Bethel Home for their excellent care given to Meta the past few years.

WICHMANN FUNERAL HOME

537 North Superior Street

Appleton 920-739-1231

Online condolences at

www.wichmannfargo.com

Posted March 21, 2008

Wenzel, Bernard G. "Bernie"

Bernard G. Wenzel passed away peacefully at the age of 95. He retired from American Can in 1975 and moved to Pharr, Texas, where they lived for 21 years. He enjoyed square dancing, golfing and bridge before returning to the area. He will be greatly missed by his wife Elizabeth (Betty) whom he has been married to for 75 years.

In addition to his wife Betty, he is further survived by his son, Ronald (Mary Ann) Wenzel; a daughter, Janice VanAirsdale; six grandchildren: Robert (Lynn) Wenzel, Michael (Betty) Wenzel, Mary Sue (Paul) Semanek, Vicki (Kurt) Maurer, Steven VanAirsdale and Julie (Tom) Gerrits; 14 great-grandchildren: Ann, Nick, Theresa, Tim and Lauren Wenzel, Brian, Sara and Michael Semanek, Ashley and Lindsey Miller, Cole VanAirsdale, Ryan, Tyler and Becky Schmidt; a sister, Virginia Derouin.

We wish to thank the staff at Century Oaks and the Affinity Hospice services for the care they have shown Bernie.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, March 29, 2008, at St. Mary's Catholic Church, 212 Appleton Street, Menasha, at 11 a.m. with Fr. Paul Radetski officiating. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until time of services at the church.

Valley Funeral Home

2211 N. Richmond St.

Appleton, WI 54911

920-733-5435

www.valleyfh.com

"Serving as would be Served"

3/22/2008 Herald Times Reporter

Posted March 22, 2008

Marguerite 'June' Kocian

Marguerite "June" Kocian, age 85, formerly of Francis Creek, died on Friday morning, March 21, 2008, at St. Mary's Nursing Home, Manitowoc.

June was born on Feb. 20, 1923, in Green Bay, daughter of the late Walter and Kathryn (Vander Linden) Piton. She graduated from West De Pere High School. June married George J. Kocian on Feb. 10, 1942, at St. Boniface Catholic Church in West De Pere. He preceded her in death on Feb. 10, 1994. She was a member of St. Anne Catholic Church in Francis Creek, and the St. Anne Altar Society.

Survivors include three daughters and sons-in-law: Mary Kay (Clarence) Wacek, Green Bay; Linda (Thomas) Jachimstal, Manitowoc; and Georgia (Camilo) Vega, Manitowoc; four grandchildren: Matthew (Alicia) Jachimstal, Elgin, Ill.; Jennifer (Mason) Aumanstal, Manitowoc; Daniel (Linda) Wacek, Cygnet, Ohio; and David Wacek, Green Bay; five great-grandchildren: Nicholas and Brittany Wacek; Nathan Wacek; and Cassidy and Madison Aumanstal; and three foster children: Steve, Sheila and Dean. Nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends also survive. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband: George; two brothers and one sister-in-law: James Piton and Robert (Muriel) Piton; and six brothers-in-law and seven sisters-in-law: Joseph (Rose) Kocian; Victor (Isabel) Kocian; Matthew (Florence) Kocian; Edward (Fern) Kocian; Clarence (Agnes) Kocian; Molly Cherney; and Eleanor (Quirin) Wachal.

Funeral services will be held at noon on Wednesday, March 26, 2008, at St. Anne Catholic Church, Francis Creek. The Rev. Paul Paider will celebrate the Mass of Christian Burial, with entombment to follow at Knollwood Mausoleum, 1500 Highway 310, Manitowoc.

Relatives and friends may call at the church on Wednesday from 10 a.m. until the time of service at noon.

In lieu of flowers, memorials would be appreciated to St. Anne Catholic Church.

The Reinbold & Pfeffer Family Funeral Home of Kellnersville is serving the Kocian family.

A special thank you to the staff of St. Mary's Home for the loving care shown to Mom during her stay there.

Herald Times Reporter

March 22, 2008

3/22/2008 Post Crescent

Posted March 22, 2008

Coenen, Marvin

Marvin Coenen, age 74, passed away unexpectedly after a brief battle with cancer on Monday, March 17, 2008, at the Appleton Medical Center. Marv was born in Little Chute on September 15, 1933, son of the late Alphonse and Marcella (Hietpas) Coenen. He attended St. John School in Little Chute, and for many years owned and operated Ace TV & Appliance in Kimberly. Marv was very involved within the Kimberly community over the years. To name just a few of his loves, he was a member of the American Legion Post #60, served as a Trustee for the village for over twenty years, enjoyed the Heart of the Valley Senior Service Club, belonged to the Golden Agers, and was currently serving as the Marshall of the Eastern District of the Knights of Columbus.

Marv is survived by his wife: Alice Coenen of Kimberly; a son, Mark Coenen, Kimberly; and his daughters: Kimberly Coenen, Milwaukee and Alexandra Coenen, Kimberly; a daughter, Charlene (Gary) Van Gheem, Green Bay; a sister, Mary Weyenberg, Darboy; a brother, Gerald (Shirley) Coenen, Wrightstown; his mother-in-law, Anna Weyenberg, Appleton; and all of Alice's brothers and sisters: Jane (Ray) Menting, Kimberly; Elizabeth (Ben) Mischler, Combined Locks; Leo (Linda) Weyenberg, Mississippi; Julie Verstegen and Dennis, Washington; Kathryn (Richard) Peterson, Darboy; and Rose (Merle) Hietpas, Kimberly. Marv is also survived by his special little friend: Samantha.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Alphonse and Marcella Coenen, Alice's father, Royal Weyenberg, sisters-in-law Ramona (Ralph) Stark, Carol Weyenberg, and Diane Rohan; and a brother-in-law Robert Weyenberg.

The funeral liturgy for Marv will be held at 11a.m. on Monday, March 24, 2008, at ST. JOHN CATHOLIC CHURCH, 323 Pine Street in Little Chute with Fr. James Hablewitz officiating. Friends may call at the Jansen Fargo Funeral Home in Kimberly on Easter Sunday from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. and again at the church on Monday from 9 a.m. until the hour of the liturgy. There will be a parish prayer service at 7 p.m. at the funeral home on Sunday. A memorial fund in Marvin's name is being established.

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Posted March 22, 2008

DeBroux, Elizabeth M. "Betty"

Elizabeth M. DeBroux "Betty", age 76, of Kimberly, passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, March 18, 2008, at her home. Betty was born on November 20, 1929, in Kaukauna, daughter of the late Joseph and Mary (Menting) Revoir. On October 28, 1948, she was united in marriage to Wilfred "Bill" De Broux, the couple later divorced. Betty was a cook at Marty's Place for 23 years.

She will be sadly missed by her son, Russ DeBroux, Little Chute; a niece, Shelly (Bruce) Zeinert, Little Chute; former husband: Bill DeBroux; sister-in-law, Jane Revoir, as well as numerous other nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her brothers: David, Paul, Ernest, Donald; sisters: Katherine, Marlene; and a special friend, Jim.

A memorial service for Betty will be held on Monday, March 24, 2008, at 6 p.m. at the Jansen Fargo Funeral Home (204 East Kimberly Avenue) with Sister Annette Koss officiating. Friends will be received at the funeral home from 5 p.m. until the time of the service. Interment will be in Holy Name Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund is being established.

Betty's obsessions were golf, bowling, pull tabs, scratch offs, and spending time with her friends at "Down the Hill." As many know, her lucky number was "15." She will be deeply missed by her niece and friend, Shelly.

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Posted March 22, 2008

Diedrick, Verna M.

Verna M. Diedrick, Nee VandenBloomer, Kaukauna, age 91, passed away on Tuesday, March 18, 2008, at Colony Oaks Care Center. She was born December 22, 1916, daughter of the late Albert and Josephine (Skenandore) VandenBloomer in Freedom, WI. On November 15, 1938, married Clarence Diedrick. The couple enjoyed 48 years together prior to his death in 1986. In her younger days Verna enjoyed fishing trips with her husband and spending time at their cottage. She was a good cook and loved baking. Verna always had cookies for the grandchildren and home remedies and cures for any illness. She loved to garden, home canning all she grew. She was a longtime member of Holy Cross Catholic Church.

Verna is survived by a son and three daughters: Bill (Mary) Diedrick, Florence Balck, Patricia (David) Brinkman, and Janice (Allen) Champeau, all of Kaukauna; 13 grandchildren, Mary Balck, Gail (Dennis) Judkins, Karen (Joseph) Millard, Richard (Tracy) Balck, Amy (Steve) Hinz, Chris (Debbie) Balck, Kyle Brinkman, Justin Brinkman, Benjamin Champeau, Kelly Champeau, Shannon Diedrick, Alicia Diedrick, and John Diedrick, nine great-grandchildren: Daniel, Domenic, and Alex Judkins, Jeremy and Jon Millard, Cody and Ryan Balck, William Hinz, and Hunter Champeau; four brothers and three sisters-in-law: Harvey (Corrine), Appleton; Kirby (Margaret), Kaukauna; Ray (Bonita) Wrightstown; Bernard (Jackie), Kaukauna; Mary VandenBloomer, Kaukauna; a sister, Carol (Bob) Chosa, Kaukauna; many nieces and nephews.

Verna was preceded in death by her husband, Clarence, four brothers: Ed, Herman, Elmer (Donna) and Leo VandenBloomer, two sisters: Josie (Hank) Fox, Lucille (Ves) Vanden Berg.

Verna's Mass of Christian Burial will be 12 Noon on Tuesday March 25, 2008 at HOLY CROSS CATHOLIC CHURCH, 309 Desnoyer Street, Kaukauna, with Fr. Martin Fox officiating. Friends will be received on Tuesday at Church from 9:30 a.m. until the time of service. Burial will take place in the parish cemetery. The Boettcher Family Funeral Home is assisting the family. 920-766-2099.

,,, The family would like to thank Sr. Sue and Holy Cross Visitation Ladies.

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Posted March 23, 2008

Duaime, Richard

Richard Duaime, 75, Allouez resident, passed away Thursday, March 20, 2008, at a local hospital.

He was born March 24, 1932, in Lawrence, Wis., to the late Norbert and Evelyn (Dollar) Duaime.

He graduated from Central Catholic High School and St. Norbert College with study for a year in France with Fr. Bob Falk and he earned a Masters Degree from UWM.

On Aug. 21, 1954, he married Nancy L. Held, sweet and genteel, loving wife and mother, in Green Bay. She preceded him in death on Oct. 2, 2007.

After two years of military service, he began teaching English, Spanish, and French and directed the Senior Class Plays at Medford High School. Then from 1963 to retirement in 1991 he taught French and Spanish and was foreign language Department Chairman at East High School in Green Bay. Richard retired from the Army Reserves in 1980 as a Lt. Colonel after 25 years of service. He was a member of various Educational, Military and Fraternal Associations including the Allouez Knights of Columbus. His love for children was expressed in his career as a teacher and in his family. Other interests included travel, hunting, fishing, camping, gardening, genealogy and grandchildren.

Survivors included seven children and spouses, Daniel (Patti) Duaime, Michael Duaime, Laurie Duaime, Ginette Duaime, Andy (Penny) Duaime, Mary (Steve) Godin, Sandra (Brock) Kemper and Crystal Heim Duaime; twelve grandchildren, Sheila, Kendall, Ashlee, David, Jenny, Danielle, Cassandra, Sunny, Jason, Alex, Joey, Nick; and one great-grandchild, Jordan. Sisters and brothers, Rosemary H. Glaser and Nancy M. Kaster, Green Bay; Bertrand W. (lone White) Duaime, Neenah; Janice M. Santella, Joyce A. West, Phoenix; Cynthia M. Larson, California; Joseph N. (Karen Everets) Duaime, McKinney, Texas; and David L. Duaime; one sister-in-law, Mary Horne, Ann Arbor, Mich; one brother-in-law, Michael (Mary Kay) Held, Green Bay; and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by one son Gregory; one grandchild Griffin; and two brothers-in-law Cletus Glaser and Robert (Suzie) Held.

Friends may call at St. Matthew Catholic Church. 130 St. Matthew St., on Monday, March 24, 2008, after 9 a.m. until the time of services. Mass of Christian Burial 11 a.m. Monday at the church with Rev. Larry Seidl officiating. Entombment at the Allouez Chapel Mausoleum. Proko-Wall Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.

The family would like to extend a very special thank you to the doctors, nurses and staff at the St. Vincent Dialysis Center and at St. Vincent Hospital. Also thanks to Fr. Larry Seidl, Sister Lisa Alexander, Ann Froelich and others at St. Matthew Parish for their prayers and spiritual support, and Jessica Polivick, Karen Payne and Kristen Steeno, his healthcare providers at his home.

Posted March 23, 2008

Portier, Vernon "Ty"

Vernon "Ty" Portier 80, Lena Loving Husband, Father, Grandfather, and Great-Grandfather went to meet his Lord and Saviour on Tuesday Mar. 18, 2008.

He was born on Oct. 7, 1927 in Oconto Falls to the late Harris and Beryl (Greetan) Portier. On Nov.16, 1948 Ty married Margaret Henrichs at St. Charles Catholic Church, Lena.

He served in the Naviation Dept. of the United States Navy stationed at New Jersey, Memphis, Pearl Harbor, and San Francisco. He worked for Rumpf Construction. He retired from Frigo Cheese after 40 years as a cheese maker and plant foreman.

Ty liked gardening, nature and spending time with his grandchildren. Most of all he loved displaying his Christmas lights for the enjoyment of others.

Survivors include his wife of 59 years Margaret, six children, Marcia (Robert) Quade, Gillett; Michael Portier, Spruce; Debra (Dave) Endicott, Warrenton Mo.; Dean (Susan) Portier, Lena; Thomas (Beckette) Portier, Lena; Tracy (Josh) Maloney, Coleman; 10 grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren (he was looking forward to the arrival of his 9th great-grandchild); and three step-great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one brother Jerry.

Friends may call at Rhodes-Charapata Funeral Home, Lena from 4 to 8 p.m. Monday. 6:30 service Doney-DeGrave American Legion Post #342. 7 p.m. parish wake service.

Visitation will continue at Holy Cross Catholic Church, Lena from 9 to 10:30 a.m. Tuesday. Mass of Christian Burial 10:30 a.m. Tuesday March 25, 2008, at the church with Father Celestine Byekwaso officiating. Burial to follow at St. Charles Catholic Cemetery, Lena.

Posted March 23, 2008

Weber, Leonard J.

Leonard J. Weber, 94, passed away on Wednesday, March 19, 2008, at St. Anne's Nursing Home in Milwaukee.

He was born on Dec. 18, 1913, in the Town of Sevastopol, in Door County, the son of the late Joseph and Hattie (Stoeger) Weber.

Leonard was married to Margie Bakken on Nov. 9, 1968, and she preceded him in death on Dec. 15, 2005. After graduating from Sevastopol High School, Leonard attended the Milwaukee School of Engineering and then worked for the Larsen Refrigeration Company until World War II interrupted his career.

He was Sergeant in the U.S. Army and served as a Medic in Africa, the invasion on Omaha Beach in Normandy and the Battle of the Bulge. Following serving in World War II, he resumed his career with the Larsen Company as a District Sales Manager setting up stores in Wisconsin and Iowa. Upon his retirement, Leonard and Marge enjoyed travels to Europe and wintered in Florida. They will be missed for their sparkle during their frequent trips to Door County.

Leonard is survived by his brothers, Clyde (Marie) Weber and Robert D. (Dolores) Weber; his sister, Irene (Carl) Urban; and a sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Bernice and William Oswald.

Three brothers, Arthur, William and Arnold; and three sisters, Helen Meyer, Mildred Kipp and Dorothy Urban, preceded him in death.

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Posted March 23, 2008

Peter L. VanEss

Peter L. VanEss, age 60, of Lilian, Ala., died Thursday evening, March 20, 2008, at Sacred Heart Hospital in Pensacola, Fla. Funeral arrangements will be announced by the Klein and Stangel Funeral Home and Cremation Care Center later in the week.

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Posted March 24, 2008

Portier, Vernon "Ty"

Vernon "Ty" Portier 80, Lena, Loving Husband, Father, Grandfather, and Great-Grandfather went to meet his Lord and Saviour on Tuesday Mar. 18, 2008. He was born on Oct. 7, 1927, in Oconto Falls, to the late Harris and Beryl (Greetan) Portier. On Nov. 16, 1948, Ty married Margaret Henrichs at St. Charles Catholic Church, Lena. He served in the Aviation Dept. of the United States Navy stationed at New Jersey, Memphis, Pearl Harbor and San Francisco. He worked for Rumpf Construction. He retired from Frigo Cheese after 40 years as a cheesemaker and plant foreman. Ty liked gardening, nature and spending time with his grandchildren. Most of all, he loved displaying his Christmas lights for the enjoyment of others.

Survivors include his wife of 59 years, Margaret; six children, Marcia (Robert) Quade, Gillett; Michael Portier, Spruce; Debra (Dave) Endicott, Warrenton Mo.; Dean (Susan) Portier, Lena; Thomas (Beckette) Portier, Lena; Tracy (Josh) Maloney, Coleman; ten grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren (he was looking forward to the arrival of his ninth great-grandchild); and and three step-great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one brother, Jerry.

Friends may call at Rhodes-Charapata Funeral Home, Lena, from 4 to 8 p.m. Monday, 6:30 p.m. service Doney-DeGrave American Legion Post #342, 7 p.m. parish wake service. Visitation will continue at Holy Cross Catholic Church, Lena, from 9 to 10:30 a.m. Tuesday. Mass of Christian Burial 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, March 25, 2008, at the church with Father Celestine Byekwaso officiating. Burial to follow at St. Charles Catholic Cemetery, Lena.

Posted March 24, 2008

Spitzer, Martin A.

Martin A. Spitzer, 87, Green Bay, died peacefully, Saturday, March 22, 2008, at a local nursing home. Born in Tonet, April 11, 1920, and later raised on a farm in Champion, he is the son of the late Antone and Rosie (Lamar) Spitzer. Martin married the former Catherine Draye on June 28, 1942, at St. Francis Xavier Cathedral in Green Bay, and she preceded him in death July 22, 2003. Following his service in the United States Army, Martin began learning carpentry skills by working on the barracks at Great Lakes Naval Station. He then came to Green Bay and started his own home building business in which he served so many people for over 60 years with great pride and a passion for his work. Martin's love for his family and his work were the cornerstones of his life. We will greatly miss his sense of humor and commonsense approach to life. His great work ethic and strong faith will always be an inspiration to us all.

Martin is survived by his four children and their spouses, Don (Judy) Spitzer, Green Bay; Jim (Barbara) Spitzer, De Pere; Shirley Spitzer and Mary (James) Sollberger, all of Green Bay; ten grandchildren, Linda Vander Heiden, Lisa (Steven) Eifler, Susan (Al) Drake, Carol Prokash, Brian Spitzer, Michael (Michelle) Spitzer, Benjamin Sollberger, Jon-athan Sollberger, Benjamin (Katie) Wehner and Sara (Scott) Peterson; 15 great-grandchildren; brother, Frank Spitzer, Green Bay; sister-in-law and spouse, Agnes (August) DeVillers, Green Bay; son-in-law, Howard La Fortune, Green Bay; nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; spouse, Catherine Spitzer; and daughter, Beatrice (Spitzer) La Fortune.

Visitation at MALCORE (East) Funeral Home, University Ave. at Baird Street, Monday (TODAY) from 4 to 8 p.m. and prior to the funeral on Tuesday. Parish wake service 7 p.m. Monday (TONIGHT). Funeral Mass 11 a.m. Tuesday at SS. Peter and Paul Catholic Church with Monsignor Roy Klister officiating. Entombment at Allouez Chapel Mausoleum. Visit www.malcorefuneralhome.com to send an online condolence to the family.

Martin's family would like to express our heartfelt thanks to everyone involved in Dad's care at Bellin Hospital 4 Medical and Bornemann's Nursing Home. A special thank you to Katie, RN at Bornemann's, and to all the staff from Hospice that provided such loving care to Dad in his final days.

Posted March 24, 2008

Van Egeren, Margaret E.

Margaret E. Van Egeren, 92, Green Bay, died March 22, 2008. She was born on Oct. 5, 1915, to the late Alfred and Isabella (Eberle) Diesner in Milwaukee, Wis. Margaret moved from Milwaukee with her family in 1935, to Green Bay where she met her husband, Alvin. She married Alvin Van Egeren on May 20, 1939, at Holy Cross Catholic Church. They started out together farming on the shores of Green Bay and continued farming for 40 years in the Bay Settlement area until their retirement in 1978. Margaret was a lifetime member of Holy Cross Parish in Bay Settlement and sang in the choir. She also chauffeured students at Holy Cross School while her children attended school there. Margaret enjoyed crafts, cooking, playing cards and bingo. Family and friends were her priority in life and she was always there for them. She was a true caregiver. Margaret and Al spent 61 years together sharing and caring for one another.

She is survived by two daughters and a son-in-law, Jackie and Mel Thiry and Mary Swenson, both of Green Bay; two sons and daughters-in-law, Bob and Debbie Van Egeren, Townsend; Ted and Jean Van Egeren, Green Bay; nine grandchildren, Terry (Dean) Sprangers, Jeff (Kelly) Thiry, Jodi Thiry, Dennis (Tracey) Thiry, Sarah (Andy) Gorzlancyk, Matt (Tina) Van Egeren, Tom Van Egeren, Jessica Smits and Jason Smits; ten great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandson; two sisters, Eleanor Bloomer and Carol (Fred) Kulow; one sister-in-law, Mildred Deno; many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Alvin; son-in-law, Chuck Swenson; three grandchildren, Michael Thiry, Carri Lynn Van Egeren and Tony Van Egeren; one great-grandson, Jared Thiry; two sisters, her twin, Catherine Donne, and Marie Star; two brothers-in-law, Floyd Donne and John Star.

Friends may call at Proko-Wall Funeral Home, 1630 E. Mason St., from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday and after 9:30 a.m. Wednesday at the church until the time of service. Parish wake service 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Mass of Christian Burial 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Holy Cross Catholic Church, 3009 Bay Settlement Rd., with the Rev. Tom Hagendorf, O. Praem., officiating. Entombment in the Shrine of the Good Shepherd Mausoleum. Online condolences may be sent to the Van Egeren family at www.prokowall.com.

The family would like to thank Bornemann Nursing Home, Carrington Manor Assisted Living and VNA Hospice for the loving care given their mother.

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Posted March 25, 2008

Baeten, O. Praem., Rev. Lambert Clayton

Reverend Lambert Clayton Baeten, O. Praem., 75, a member of the Norbertine Community of St. Norbert Abbey, De Pere, and a Norbertine priest, passed into God's eternal kingdom on Thursday, March 20, 2008, while serving as pastor of Parroquia Asuncin de Nuestra Seora/Santa Clotilde on the Rio Napo, Iquitos, Peru, South America.

Father Baeten was born on Jan. 1, 1933, in Green Bay, to John and Catherine (Heezen) Baeten. His home parish was St. Boniface, De Pere.

In 1950, Father Lambert graduated from St. Norbert High School, De Pere. He received a B.A. degree from St. Norbert College, De Pere, in 1956 and an M.A. degree from Marquette University, Milwaukee, Wis. in 1960 in Liberal Arts/Latin.

Upon entering St. Norbert Abbey, he was vested as a novice on Aug. 28, 1952. He professed Simple Vows on Aug. 28, 1954, Solemn Vows on Aug. 28, 1957 and was ordained to the priesthood on May 23, 1959.

Father Lambert taught at St. Norbert High School, later known as Abbot Pennings High School in De Pere; Premontre High School in Green Bay; and Bishop Neuman High School in Philadelphia.

In 1966 he traveled to Peru after Pope John XXIII asked for the establishment of missions throughout Latin America. He worked in the San Norberto Parish in the capital city of Lima; volunteered for a year in 1970 helping survivors of an earthquake in the Andes Mountains; and a year later established the Parish of San Marcos in San Juan Lurigancho, just outside of Lima. In 1987 he went to help fellow De Pere native and Norbertine Rev. Jack MacCarthy with a mission in the Napo jungle. On June 6, 1988, Father Lambert became the pastor of the parish in Santa Clotilde located on the Rio Napo outside Iquitos, Peru, South America.

Except for the occasional visits back home, Father Lambert has spent the past 42 years serving as a missionary in South America.

Father Baeten is survived by the Norbertine Commun-ity; two brothers, Lawrence (Sue) Baeten, Green Bay, Wis, and Earl (Shirley) Baeten, Edgewood, Ky.; two sisters, Blanche (Alvin) Sigl, Naples, Fla., and Eleanor (Jack) Teresinski; nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Burial service was held on Good Friday, March 21, 2008 at Santa Clotilde on the Rio Napo in Peru. Bishop Alberto Campos Hernandez, O.F.M., Apostolic Vicar of the Vicariate (San Jose del Amazonas) presided at the service.

A Memorial Mass will be celebrated at St. Norbert Abbey, De Pere, at a later date.

Posted March 25, 2008

Gustafson, Adrian P.

Adrian P. Gustafson, 96, longtime Green Bay resident, died Monday, March 24, 2008. He was born Aug. 1, 1911, in Fish Creek, to Gustaf Adolph and Olatta (Olson) Gustafson. On May 14, 1929, he married Ardella Jensen, and she preceded him in death on Jan. 3, 1999. Adrian had worked at Hillside and Olson Trucking for many years and later worked as a security guard for Proctor & Gamble. He loved woodworking, and was a member of West Side Moravian Church.

Survivors include a son-in-law, Jerry Slye, De Pere; 12 grandchildren, Paul (Debbie) Gustafson, Wausau; Sue (Dennis) Naniot, Green Bay; Bill (Kathy) Gustafson, Apple Valley, Minn.; Mary (Brian) Murphy, Charlotte, N.C.; Jim (Jean) Gustafson, Wausau; Ann Gustafson, Bob (Pam) Gustafson, Steve (Toni) Gustafson, Randy (Andrea Olson) Slye, Sheree (David) Todt, Lisa (Gregg) Belonger, Julie (Louis) Smollar, all of Green Bay; 20 great-grandchildren, Katrina, Andy (Michelle), Brian, Heather, Alan, Marie, Marlee, Clay, Shae, Mara, Reese, Cassandra, Carissa, Shane (Charity), Jason, Christine, Nicholas, Ryan, Alyssa, Jared; and three great-great-grandchildren, McKenna, Trenton, Morgan.

He was also preceded in death by a son and daughter-in-law, Kenneth and Jean Gustafson; a daughter, Marilyn Slye; his parents, three brothers and one sister.

Friends may call at West Side Moravian Church, 1707 S. Oneida St., from 9:30 to 11 a.m. Monday. The Funeral Service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at the church with the Rev. Marian Boyle officiating. Burial will be in West Side Moravian Cemetery. To send online condolences, please go to www.BlaneyFuneralHome.com.

Blaney Funeral Home is assisting the family.

Posted March 25, 2008

Nantelle, Ronald G.

Ronald G. Nantelle, 76, Green Bay, passed away on Good Friday, March 21, 2008, at St. Vincent Hospital. He was born on April 21, 1931, in Amasa, Mich., to the late Henry and Florence (Plier) Nantelle. Ron married Therese M. Weber on Feb. 3, 1951, in Escanaba. On Nov. 8 1977, he married Catherine Denissen in Green Bay. She preceded him in death on June 14, 2006. Ron worked for the Chicago Northwestern Railroad for 47 years, retiring in 1993. He enjoyed woodworking, especially furniture making, hunting, fishing and camping.

He is survived by three daughters, Ronese (Rick) Bach, Denver, Colo.; Judy (Mike) Dupont, Escanaba, Mich.; Lori (Robert Walgenbach) Gerard, Howard; one son, Tim Nantelle, Green Bay; daughter-in-law, Mary Nantelle, Green Bay; one stepdaughter, Donna Denissen, Fox Lake, Ill.; one stepson, Mike Denissen, Green Bay; 12 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren; one sister, Elizabeth Belle Lancour, Escanaba, Mich.

In addition to his parents, Ron was preceded in death by his wife, Catherine; one son, Rob; his former, wife, Therese Eisele; five brothers and one sister.

Friends may call at St. Willebrord Catholic Church, 209 S. Adams St. on Wednesday from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Memorial Mass at 10:30 a.m. at the church with Rev. Ken De Groot, O.Praem., officiating. Proko-Wall Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements. Online condolences may be sent to the Nantelle family at www.prokowall.com.

In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund is being established.

The family would like to express their sincere thanks to Dr. Malena, Barb and Deb of Prevea Clinic; the staff and volunteers at Unity Hospice; the 4th floor staff of St. Vincent Hospital, especially Ann and Carol; and Fr. Ken De Groot.

Posted March 25, 2008

Spierings, George M.

George M. Spierings, 89, town of Vanden Broek, died Friday, March 21, 2008, at home. He was born in Little Chute, on May 5, 1918, to the late John and Anna (Evers) Spierings. He married Rose Zita Van Dyke on June 15, 1943, at St. Paul Catholic Church in Wrightstown. George served in the military during World War II for four years, four months and one day (from 1941-45). He was a member of the Jacob Coppus American Legion Post 258 for 62 years. George farmed the family farm until his retirement in 1980. He enjoyed golf, playing cards, fishing and bowling. George also loved to go to the casino, have breakfast with friends after church and spend time with his family.

For 27 years, George was a fireman and charter member with the town of Vanden Broek Fire Department. He was a supervisor and chairman for the town of Vanden Broek from 1967-77. George was very proud to have left the town debt-free at the end of his tenure. He also took time to be a member of the Consolidated Badger Cooperative. He was active in the 4-H on both the county and local levels. George was also a past president and member of the Little Chute Kiwanis Club.

George is survived by his wife of 64 years, Rose Zita; four children, Dick, Dave, Donna (Jim) Dolan and Deb Spierings; grandchildren, Travis (Heidi) and Cory (Danielle) Van De Hey, Mindy (Troy) Blake, Elliot Spierings, Anna (Rick) Hertel, Michael, Jim and Rachel Spierings; great-grandchildren, Tyler, Jack and Gracelynn Blake; Taylor, Lauren, Kaitlyn and Ethan Van De Hey; Philip and Lillian Hertel; and Bryce Spierings; sisters, Martha (Bob) Kerry and Delia (Harry) Van Roy; brother-in-law, Erv Van Dyke; and sisters-in-law, Helen Van Dyke and Carol Newhouse. He is further survived by many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

In addition to his parents, George was preceded in death by his father-in-law and mother-in-law, John and Bridget Van Dyke; brothers, Henry (Edna), Joe (Gertrude) and Peter; sister, Liz (Pete) Micke; and brothers and sisters-in-law, Edward (Betty), Lloyd (Ruth), Elmer, Ves and Jane Van Dyke.

Visitation will begin Tuesday, March 25, 2008, at 2 p.m. until the time of Mass at 5 p.m. at ST. JOHN NEPOMUCENE CATHOLIC CHURCH (323 S. Pine St. Little Chute). The Rev. James Hablewitz will officiate. Military rites performed by the Jacob Coppus American Legion Post 258 will immediately follow. Committal St. Paul Cemetery, Wrightstown.

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Posted March 25, 2008

Van Egeren, Margaret E.

Margaret E. Van Egeren, 92, Green Bay, died March 22, 2008. She was born on Oct. 5, 1915, to the late Alfred and Isabella (Eberle) Diesner in Milwaukee. Margaret moved from Milwaukee with her family in 1935, to Green Bay, where she met her husband, Alvin. She married Alvin Van Egeren on May 20, 1939, at Holy Cross Catholic Church. They started out together farming on the shores of Green Bay and continued farming for 40 years in the Bay Settlement area until their retirement in 1978. Margaret was a lifetime member of Holy Cross Parish in Bay Settlement and sang in the choir. She also chauffeured students at Holy Cross School while her children attended school there. Margaret enjoyed crafts, cooking, playing cards and bingo. Family and friends were her priority in life, and she was always there for them. She was a true caregiver. Margaret and Al spent 61 years together sharing and caring for one another.

She is survived by two daughters and a son-in-law, Jackie and Mel Thiry and Mary Swenson, both of Green Bay; two sons and daughters-in-law, Bob and Debbie Van Egeren, Townsend; Ted and Jean Van Egeren, Green Bay; nine grandchildren, Terry (Dean) Sprangers, Jeff (Kelly) Thiry, Jodi Thiry, Dennis (Tracey) Thiry, Sarah (Andy) Gorzlancyk, Matt (Tina) Van Egeren, Tom Van Egeren, Jessica Smits and Jason Smits; 10 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandson; two sisters, Eleanor Bloomer and Carol (Fred) Kulow; one sister-in-law, Mildred Deno; many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Alvin; step-mother, Lena (Bins) Diesner; son-in-law, Chuck Swenson; three grandchildren, Michael Thiry, Carri Lynn Van Egeren and Tony Van Egeren; one great-grandson, Jared Thiry; two sisters, her twin, Catherine Donne, and Marie Star; two brothers-in-law, Floyd Donne and John Star.

Friends may call at Proko-Wall Funeral Home, 1630 E. Mason St., from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday and after 9:30 a.m. Wednesday at the church until the time of service. Parish wake service 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Mass of Christian Burial 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Holy Cross Catholic Church, 3009 Bay Settlement Road., with the Rev. Tom Hagendorf, O. Praem., officiating. Entombment in the Shrine of the Good Shepherd Mausoleum. Online condolences may be sent to the Van Egeren family at www.prokowall.com.

The family would like to thank Bornemann Nursing Home, Carrington Manor Assisted Living and VNA Hospice for the loving care given their mother.

Posted March 25, 2008

Wille, Virginia

Virginia Wille, a longtime Kelly Lake resident and Wisconsin native, passed away on March 3, in Seattle. She was 83. Mrs. Wille had been living with her youngest daughter, Marianne Carlson and her two grandchildren, Michelle and Brian, since moving there from her home on Kelly Lake some three and a half years ago. She was born Virginia Mae Portier in Oshkosh on May 14, 1924, to Bernice Portier, who ancestors include the Burbey and Martineau families. Virginia Portier attended the old one-room schoolhouse at Hickory and then attend schools in Oconto.

She married Lt. Thomas Wille, on Oct. 21, 1944, in Milwaukee. Lt. Wille, a Milwaukee native, was a flight instructor with the Army Air Corps stationed at Dotham, Ala., at the time. Over the next decades, they traveled the world while Thomas Wille rose in rank in the Air Force and commanded fighter squadrons in the Philippines, Libya, Cape Cod, Mass., and Goose Bay, Labrador. They also had three children, Debra, Christopher and Marianne. They were stationed in Colorado Springs on several occasions and Col. Wille retired there in the early 1970.

Mrs. Wille enjoyed entertaining family and friends, especially with tables piled high with her cooking and baking. She will always be remembered for her quick smile and laugh.

After Col. Wille passed away in 1986, Mrs. Wille longed to return to her roots in Wisconsin and she purchased the old cabin on the banks of Kelly Lake at the headwaters of Kelly Brook, where she and Thomas vacationed on occasion. With the efforts of Marianne, she tore down the drafty old place and built a fine home there.

She dearly loved all her wonderful friends in Kelly Lake and beyond. Her children are deeply grateful to all who showed her great friendship.

Mrs. Wille is survived by her youngest daughter, Marianne and her two children, Michelle and Brian; son, Chris and his wife, Susan and their two children, Paul and Kristin; oldest daughter, Debbie and her three children, Heather, Jonathan and Laura; and numerous other relatives.

Friends may call from 10 to noon on Friday at Rhodes-Charapata Funeral Home, Lena. A celebration of life service will be held March 28, 2008, at noon at Rhodes-Charapata Funeral Home, 438 W. Main St., Lena, with burial to follow at the Saint Charles Cemetery. Family and friends will gather at the Holiday Inn at Kelly Lake after the burial, and everyone is welcome to share their favorite story about Virginia with the family.

Posted March 25, 2008

Nettekoven, Alois "Ollie"

Alois Nettekoven "Ollie," Sherwood, age 79, died on Saturday, March 22, 2008, at home. Ollie was born March 21, 1929 in the Town of Harrison son of the late John and Anna (Micke) Nettekoven. He was employed at Kimberly Mill for 36 years until retiring in 1994. Farming and Fords were always in his blood. With retirement he did not want to leave the farm, even if it was only watering cows!

He is survived by his loving wife of 59 years, Shirley, a son, Dan (Lynn) Nettekoven, Sherwood; a daughter, Judy (Mel) Rabideau, Combined Locks; six grandchildren: Michael (special friend Anglene) Van Eperen, Louis (special friend Rod) Nettekoven, Tohnja (David) Roepcke, Ashley Rabideau, Stacey (special friend Josey) Nettekoven, and Jesse Nettekoven; nine great-grandchildren: Anthony, Ronni, August, Tristin, Nathaniel, Dyllan, Brandin, Travis, and Tessa; five brothers and three sisters-in-law: Jerome, Jack, Ervin (Janice), Earl (Marilyn), and James (Donna), two sisters and a brother-in-law, Dorothy Schroeder and Connie (Eugene) Nett. Ollie is further survived by two brothers-in-law: Myron (Delores) Wittman and Delmar (Judy) Wittman.

He was preceded in death by his parents, a sister, Betty Buchinger, three sisters-in-law: Dorothy Nettekoven, Shirley Nettekoven, and Ava Nettekoven, a brother-in-law, Gilbert Schroeder, and mother and father-in-law, Louis and Hazel Wittman.

The Mass of Christian Burial will be 11 a.m. on Thursday March 27, 2008 at SACRED HEART CATHOLIC CHURCH, Sherwood, with Fr. Philip Dinh-Van-Thiep officiating. Friends will be received on Wednesday, March 26, 2008, at the BOETTCHER FAMILY FUNERAL HOME, 2401 Fieldcrest Dr., Kaukauna, from 4 p.m. to 7, with a parish prayer service at 7 p.m. concluding the evening, and again directly at church on Thursday from 10 a.m. until the time of service. Burial will take place in the Parish Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund is being established in his name.

A special thank you to the VNA and hospice, especially Chris for being there for the family on his last day on earth before passing into heaven.

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Posted March 26, 2008

Leonard Weber

Leonard J. Weber, 94, passed away Wednesday, March 19, 2008, at St. Anne’s Nursing Home in Milwaukee.

He was born Dec. 18, 1913, in the town of Sevastopol, the son of Joseph and Hattie (Stoeger) Weber.

Leonard was married to Margie Bakken Nov. 9, 1968, and she preceded him in death Dec. 15, 2005.

After graduating from Sevastopol High School, Leonard attended the Milwaukee School of Engineering and then worked for the Larsen Refrigeration Company until World War II interrupted his career.

He was a sergeant in the U.S. Army and served as a medic in Africa, the invasion on Omaha Beach in Normandy and the Battle of the Bulge.

Following serving in World War II, he resumed his career with the Larsen Company as a district sales manager, setting up stores in Wisconsin and Iowa.

Upon his retirement, Leonard and Marge enjoyed travels to Europe and wintered in Florida. They will be missed for their sparkle during their frequent trips to Door County.

Leonard is survived by his brothers, Clyde (Marie) Weber and Robert D. (Dolores) Weber; his sister, Irene (Carl) Urban; and a sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Bernice and William Oswald.

Three brothers, Arthur, William and Arnold, and three sisters, Helen Meyer, Mildred Kipp and Dorothy Urban, preceded him in death.

A memorial service is pending. Church and Chapel Funeral Home, Brookfield, is assisting the family with arrangements. Online condolences may be sent to www.churchandchapel.com.

Posted March 26, 2008

Adrian Gustafson

Adrian P. Gustafson, 96, longtime Green Bay resident, died Monday, March 24, 2008.

He was born Aug. 1, 1911, in Fish Creek, to Gustaf Adolph and Olletta (Olson) Gustafson.

May 14, 1929, he married Ardella Jensen. She preceded him in death Jan. 3, 1999.

Adrian worked at Hillside and Olson Trucking for many years and later worked as a security guard for Procter & Gamble Co.

He loved woodworking and was a member of West Side Moravian Church.

Survivors include a son-in-law, Jerry Slye, De Pere; 12 grandchildren, Paul (Debbie) Gustafson, Wausau, Sue (Dennis) Naniot, Green Bay, Bill (Kathy) Gustafson, Apple Valley, Minn., Mary (Brian) Murphy, Charlotte, N.C., Jim (Jean) Gustafson, Wausau, Ann Gustafson, Bob (Pam) Gustafson, Steve (Toni) Gustafson, Randy (Andrea Olson) Slye, Sheree (David) Todt, Lisa (Gregg) Belonger and Julie (Louis) Smollar, all of Green Bay; 20 great-grandchildren, Katrina, Andy (Michelle), Brian, Heather, Alan, Marie, Marlee, Clay, Shae, Mara, Reese, Cassandra, Carissa, Shane (Charity), Jason, Christine, Nicholas, Ryan, Alyssa and Jared; and three great-great-grandchildren, McKenna, Trenton and Morgan.

He was also preceded in death by a son and daughter-in-law, Kenneth and Jean Gustafson; a daughter, Marilyn Slye; his parents; three brothers; and one sister.

Friends may call at West Side Moravian Church, 1707 S. Oneida St., Green Bay, from 9:30 to 11 a.m. Monday, March 31. The funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at the church, with the Rev. Marian Boyle officiating. Burial will be in West Side Moravian Cemetery. To send online condolences, please go to www.BlaneyFuneralHome.com.

Blaney Funeral Home, Green Bay is assisting the family.

Posted March 26, 2008

Earl Dietrich

Earl R. Dietrich, 83, Sturgeon Bay, died at the Golden Living Dorchester, Sunday, March 23, 2008.

He was born Oct. 31, 1924, in Door County, to Alvin and Amelia (Fisher) Dietrich.
In February 1952, he married Mary Ann Annoye.

Earl worked and retired from Bay Shipbuilding as a welder. He also enjoyed playing the accordion and making wooden toys.

Survivors include his wife; a son, Daniel (Terri) Dietrich, Forestville; two stepchildren, Wesley Seekins, Carlsville, and Bridgette (Nick) Fox, Sturgeon Bay; three sisters, Mandy Honold, Selma Fox and Eunice Rex; and a brother, Roland.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a sister, Irene; and two brothers, Orville and Reuben.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, March 27, at Corpus Christi Catholic Church, the Rev. Anthony Birdsall officiating. Entombment will be in the Shrine of the Good Shepherd Mausoleum. Friends may call at Forbes Funeral Home from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday and then after 10 a.m. Thursday at the church until the time of services. A prayer service will be conducted at 7:45 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

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Posted March 26, 2008

Davis, Sr., Thomas L.

Thomas L. Davis, Sr., 67, Green Bay, passed away on Monday, March 24, 2008, in Milwaukee. Tom was born in Green Bay on July 13, 1940, to the late Chester and Donna (Sylvester) Davis. He married Bonnie Bornemann at Zion Lutheran Church in Morrison on May 29, 1965. He was a member of Our Savior Lutheran Church. Tom was employed by Pauly Cheese, Bornemann Nursing Home and Paynter Equipment.

Tom loved spending time with his grandchildren. He enjoyed gardening, woodworking and hunting. His favorite outdoor family activities included four-wheeling and grilling out. Many wonderful memories and friends were made at his cottage in Crivitz.

Tom was a loving, gentle man with integrity. He often "supervised" various landscaping, woodworking and household projects along side his sons. Tom was always willing to share his knowledge and patiently explained the reasons for doing things a certain way. He will be dearly missed by his family.

Tom is survived by his loving wife of 43 years, Bonnie; three sons and their wives, Thomas (Jill) Davis, Jr., and their family, Cody, Kristen, McKai and Cashten, of Krakow; Terry Davis, of Oneida; and Tadd (Keri) Davis, and their family, Hunter, Aubrey, Kiersten and Gunner, of Oneida.

Tom is further survived by his mother-in-law, Vera Bornemann; a sister and brother-in-law, Sandy (Dave) DeVleeshower; nieces, Holly (Steve) Malcore, Lisa (Pat) Van Lanen; special friends, Jim (Sandy) Rentmeester, aunts, uncles, cousins, other relatives and friends.

Gathering time with family and friends will be held on Friday, March 28, 2008, at Schauer & Schumacher Funeral Home, 340 S. Monroe Avenue, from 4 p.m. until the Memorial Service at 7 p.m. with Pastor David Hatch officiating.

A special thank you to the doctors and staff at St. Luke's Medical Center for the wonderful care given to Tom and his family.

Memorials to the American Cancer Society in Tom's name would be appreciated.

To express an online condolence, please visit www.schauer-schumacherfuneralhome.com.

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Posted March 26, 2008

Gilson, Ralph F.

Ralph F. Gilson, 84, De Pere, passed away peacefully Tuesday, March 25, 2008, at a local hospital, surrounded by his family.

Family and friends may call on Friday, March 28, 2008, from 1:30 p.m. until the hour of Mass at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, De Pere, (corner of Suburban Dr. and Lourdes Ave.). Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 4:00 p.m. Friday at church, with Fr. Timothy Shillcox O.Praem. officiating. Cotter Funeral Home, De Pere, is assisting the family. Full obituary will appear in Thursday's edition.

Posted March 26, 2008

Heaney, Stella

Stella Heaney, 90, Gillett, died Monday evening March 24, 2008 at the Woodlands of Gillett. She was born April 3, 1917 in Green Bay to Martin and Rose (Boehm) Smits. On Sept. 20, 1941 she married Ervin "Charlie" Heaney at St. Michaels Catholic Church in Suring. Following their marriage the couple owned and operated the family farm in rural Oconto Falls for over 50 years before retiring to the City of Gillett in 1996. She was a member of St. John's Catholic Church in Gillett.

Survivors are her four children, Rosemary (Norbert) Young, Pulcifer; Peter (Joanne) Heaney, Waupaca; Bill Heaney, Gillett; Karen Deshler and special friend Jean Lutsey, Green Bay; four grandchildren: Lori (Steve) Carlson, Shawano; Adam (Sarah) Deshler, Green Bay; Anthony Deshler, Green Bay; Aaron (Kandace) Deshler, Iraq; three great grandchildren: Marcus and Meredith Carlson; Serenity Deshler; two brothers, Marty Smits, Gillett; George (Doris) Smits, Green Bay; three sisters, Isabel McMahon, Green Bay; Sylvia Christensen, Lena; Anna Mae Blazer, Maribel.

Besides by her parents she was also preceded in death her husband Ervin "Charlie" Heaney on Oct. 30, 2000 and one brother Norbert Smits.

Friends may call at St. John's Catholic Church, 127 Garden Ave. Gillett, WI 54124 after 9 am Thursday, March 27, 2008 until the time of service. Mass of Christian Burial will be held 11 am Thursday at the church with the Rev. Joseph Coopmans O.Praem. 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 Heaney family.

The Heaney family would like to thank the Woodlands Village Nursing Center in Gillett, especially her goddaughter Debbie Wickman for the care and consideration shown Stella during her stay with them.

Posted March 26, 2008

Vanden Heuvel, Ricky James

Ricky James Vanden Heuvel, 46, died unexpectedly Thursday morning. Born in Green Bay on October 25, 1961, he is the son of Lyle Vanden Heuvel and JoAnn (Vanden Heuvel) Quimby. Ricky attended Pulaski High School and later married the former Ginnie Vande Hei. He was employed by H. J. Martin for many years as a carpet layer. Ricky enjoyed his dog Cooper, trout fishing, being up North by the cabin, and especially times spent with his brother, Tim, and grand-daughter, Sage.

Ricky is survived by his wife, Ginnie Vanden Heuvel; one daughter, Katie Vanden Heuvel, Green Bay; one son, Korey Vanden Heuvel, Oneida; one grand-daughter, Sage; parents, Lyle Vanden Heuvel of Florence and JoAnn Quimby of Green Bay; one brother, Tim (Kathy) Vanden Heuvel of Oneida; two sisters, Vicki (Duane) Ambrosius, Freedom and Julie Harvey, Pulaski; aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and many friends.

Ricky was preceded in death by one brother, Bill Vanden Heuvel; maternal and paternal grandparents.

Friends may call at MALCORE (West) Funeral Home, 1530 West Mason Street, from 5 p.m. Thursday until the time of the memorial service. Memorial service 7 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home with Pastor Bob Wied officiating.

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

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

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Posted March 27, 2008

Bergman, Norbert H.

Norbert H. Bergman, 88, Green Bay, died peacefully, Tuesday, March 25, 2008, surrounded by his family following a battle with cancer. He was born Sept. 24, 1919, in Kaukauna, to Henry and Matilda (Bongers) Bergman. Norbert proudly served his country during World War II as a medic with the 3rd Armored Division of the 1st Army. During his service in the European Theatre they went through Belgium and France and into Germany for the "Battle of the Bulge". They were renowned as the only division to march 100 miles in a single day. On Nov. 8, 1947, Norbert was united in marriage to Grace M. Desotell and they had enjoyed more than 60 years together. Norbert was a longtime member of Annunciation Parish and a past member of the V.F.W. He was employed at Alwin Manufacturing for many years until his retirement in 1982. He enjoyed fishing, camping and golfing with his family and friends. Norbert enjoyed time spent with his grandchildren and family and especially enjoyed the Packers.

He is survived by his wife, Grace; two children and a daughter-in-law, Michael and Linda Bergman, Linda Lauren; two grandchildren, Sandy and Brian Swiecichowski; three sisters and a brother-in-law, Mabel DeGrave, Evelyn and Wilbert "Bert" VanderWegan, Joan Crowe; a brother and sister-in-law, James and Nancy Bergman; three brothers-in-law and their spouses, Ronald and Helen Desotell, Norbert and Grace Desotell, Dean and Mary Desotell; a sister-in-law, Marie Desotell; many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Charles "Bud" Bergman; and a sister, Beatrice Sigl.

Friends may call at Annunciation Catholic Church, 401 Gray St., from 9 to 11 a.m. Friday. The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Friday at the church with the Rev. Donald Everts officiating. Entombment will be in the Shrine of the Good Shepherd Mausoleum. To send online condolences, please go to www.BlaneyFuneralHome.com.

A memorial fund has been established in his name.

Special thanks to all the nurses and staff of Unity Hospice and Good Shepherd Home for all the special care given to Norbert and his family.

Blaney Funeral Home is assisting the family.

Posted March 27, 2008

Gilson, Ralph

Ralph F. Gilson, 84, De Pere, passed away peacefully Tuesday, March 25, 2008, at a local hospital, surrounded by his family. He was born Feb. 16, 1924 in Green Bay, son of the late Fred and Lenora Gilson. He graduated from Nicolet High School in West De Pere, and attended college at Stanford University. Ralph served his country in the United States Army during WWII, serving with the 82nd Airborne Division as a paratrooper. He married the love of his life, Joan Riedi, Jan. 27, 1951, at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church in De Pere. Ralph retired from Nicolet Paper as a chief engineer. He was a member of Our Lady Lourdes Catholic Church, De Pere VFW Post #2113, and the De Pere Men's Club, where he especially enjoyed the Meals on Wheels program and meeting people. Dad "grandpa" always spoke of how blessed and proud he was with his family, friends, and life. Ralph always was easy going and had a positive outlook on life and saw the good in everyone. He also enjoyed golfing with his many friends at Mid Valley Golf Course.

Ralph is Survived by his loving wife, Joan, De Pere; children: Linda (Bill) Ferris, De Pere, and their children, Leah and Paul; Mike (Donna) Gilson, De Pere, and their children, Matthew and Sara; Patti (Mike) Mason, De Pere, and their children, Adam, David, and Travis; Jim Gilson, Hobart, and his children, Kristine and Kathryn, and their mother, Vicki; and Mary Kraemer, Hobart, and her children, Alyssa, Kelsey, and Ian, and their father, Scott; one brother, Clarence P. (Jean) Gilson; one sister, Darlene (J.J.) Mann; sister-in-law, Roberta Gilson; and Joan's family, Mary (Dick) Douville, and Jim (Linda) Riedi; numerous nieces and nephews; and special friends, Steve Rockstroh and Laura Femal.

Ralph was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Alfred.

Family and friends may call Friday, March 28, 2008, from 1:30 p.m. until the hour of Mass at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, De Pere, (corner of Suburban Dr. and Lourdes Ave.). Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 4 p.m. Friday at church, with Fr. Timothy Shillcox O.Praem. officiating. Full military rites will follow the Mass. Cotter Funeral Home, De Pere, is assisting the family. Online condolences may be expressed at www.cotterfuneralhome.com. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to St. Jude's Hospital, Milwaukee.

The family extends a special thanks to the nurses, doctors and staff at Green Bay Oncology, especially Dr. Winkler and Dr. Groteluschen, staff of 5th floor short stay, receptionists, and valet parking attendants at St. Vincent Hospital.

God truly blessed our family and we are grateful for the wonderful memories and love Ralph has given all of us.

Posted March 27, 2008

Knudson, Beverly E.

Beverly E. Knudson, 84, Green Bay, passed away on Wed., March 26, 2008.

Bev was born in Green Bay on July 10, 1923 to the late William and Lillian (Buettner) Renier. She married Glen K. Knudson on Sept. 14, 1946 at Grace Lutheran Church. Bev was a longtime member of Grace Lutheran Church. She was passionate about her faith and enjoyed the many meaningful friendships she developed through the years. She was a loving wife and mother. Family was an important part of Bev's life and she enjoyed spending time with her family, friends and neighbors. Some of her favorite past times were fishing, playing cards and watching baseball games with Glen.

Bev is survived by husband and best friend of 61 years, Glen; her nieces, Cindy Knudson and special friend Bob Bishoff, Green Bay; Wendy (Jim) Graf, Juneau; nephews, Mickey (Renee) Knudson, Green Bay; and Kevin (Michele) Knudson, Isanti, Minn.; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Floyd (Leala) Knudson, Green Bay; her aunt, Irene Renier, Green Bay; a godchild and her husband, Heidi (Vince) Jirik, Green Bay.

Bev is further survived by many great-nieces, great-nephews, great-great nieces, great-great nephews, cousins and other dear relatives.

Bev is preceded in death by her daughter, Lynn Marie; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law.

Gathering time with family and friends will be held on Saturday, March 29, 2008 from 1 p.m. until the Memorial Service at 3 p.m. with Pastor Julie Wrubble-Lange officiating. Interment of cremated remains will be in Nicolet Memorial Gardens Cemetery.

A special thank you to Companion Care, especially Nancy, Jeanne and Elayne, the staff of Carrington Manor and the Pastors of Grace Lutheran Church for the compassionate and kind care they gave Bev and Glen.

Memorials to Grace Lutheran Church or the Alzheimers Association would be appreciated.

To express an online condolence, please visit www.schauer-schumacherfuneralhome.com

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Posted March 27, 2008

Rankin, Rosemary B.

Rosemary B. Rankin, at the age of 90, peacefully, and with a joy-filled heart left this earth to once again hold hands, this time forever, with her beloved husband, Clem, in heaven. We can only imagine what a glorious Easter celebration they had together! Rosemary passed away on Wednesday, March 19, 2008, at Rennes Health and Rehabilitation Center in Appleton where she has resided since January 2003.

She was born in Kimberly on August 18, 1917, to the late John and Rose (Regenfuss) Ritten, moving to Appleton as a youngster. Rosemary attended St. Therese Grade School where she met the love of her life, Clement E. Rankin. After graduating from Appleton High School, Rosemary attended Mundelein College in Chicago. On May 21st, 1941, Rosemary married Clem at St. Therese Catholic Church in Appleton. Clem, her beloved husband of 63 years, went ahead to save her spot in heaven in June of 2004.

Rosemary worked at the Appleton Post Crescent in the early 1940's and at Integrity Mutual Insurance Co. in the 1970's, retiring in 1980. Rosemary was a charter member of St. Therese Catholic Church and School. She also belonged to the St. Therese Ladies Society, Catholic Daughters of America, Court Ave Maria 1011, Ladies Auxiliary to the V.F.W. #2778, Secular Franciscan Order, and was a life member of the Auxiliary of St. Elizabeth Hospital. Together with Clem, Rosemary unselfishly served the church well in leadership positions of St. Vincent de Paul for over 35 years. Many a day and night they would go out to take care of those in need, always with a smile and selfless support. Over the years, Rosemary also shared years of fun times with all of her special bridge-playing partners.

Rosemary will be greatly missed by her family, her pride and joy. She was devoted to supporting each one to become the best they could be, never faltering in her unconditional love, and always being there to help in any way possible. Her four children are: Dick (Rosemary) Rankin, Green Bay; Tom (Judy) Rankin, Green Bay; Mary (Bert) Wiegand, Appleton; and Mike (Marilyn) Rankin, Neenah. She was also a most special grandma to her 12 grandchildren, attending every possible activity she and Clem could for each one of them. With loving hearts they will always remember Grandma and Grandpa cheering them on from the sidelines or front row. They are: Kevin (Laura), Darren, Amy, Ryan Rankin; Tom (Becky), Scott (Carla) Rankin, Jenny (Brandon) Hess; Tim (Bonnie), Andy (Lilly) Wiegand, Kate (Ken) Davis; Stephen and Julie Rankin. Along with her grandchildren, Rosemary also cherished her time loving up her 10 great-grandchildren: Jack Rankin; Tyler and Anna Rankin; Alyssa and Ava Rankin; Annabelle and Mikey Hess; Josie and Chloe Davis; and Eli Wiegand. In addition to other nieces, nephews, cousins, and many dear friends.

Rosemary is survived by members of the very special Helein family with whom she shared her motherly love.

In addition to being preceded in death by Clem and her parents, Rosemary was also preceded in death by her two sisters, Henrietta Helein and Virginia Ritten; two brothers, George and Alfred Ritten; twin brothers who died in infancy; father and mother-in-law John and Eva Rankin, brothers-in law Lawrence Helein, Dr. F.J.Rankin, Erv Klebenow; and sisters-in-law Florence Klebenow, Veronica Rankin, Novella Ritten, and Blazma Rankin.

A Mass of Resurrection for Rosemary will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, March 29th, at St. Therese Catholic Church, corner of Wisconsin Ave. and Morrison St. in Appleton, with the Rev. William Hoffman officiating. Friends may call directly at the church from 10 a.m. until the time of service. In lieu of flowers, memorial funds have been established for St. Therese Catholic Church, St. Vincent de Paul, the Rennes Health Care Activity Center Fund, and the Alzheimer's Association.

The family also wishes to thank the special Caregivers of Rennes Health Care and Dr. Barkmeier for their wonderful care and support during the time Mom spent at Rennes.

Dearest Mom ..... Grandma .....Great-Grandma..... You brought sunshine into all the lives you touched through your beautiful, ever-present smile, and turned every day into a good one with your constant affirmations that "Everything's all right" and "We are so lucky!" Your gracious "Thank you" following every situation, no matter how uncomfortable for you, continuously affirmed your appreciation for those taking care of you and for the job they were doing, no matter what it was. Always looking on the bright side of things and sharing a good word about everything and everybody, you truly made a positive, uplifting difference in the lives of everyone who had the privilege to spend time with you and be loved by you!

Though you've left our sight, we know you will continue to always be there for us, encouraging, supporting, and loving us, and reminding us to "Just call if we need anything!" Through your life and love for Dad, and always giving and doing for others, you truly showed us the most beautiful example of unselfish, committed love. Wonderful memories of some of your favorites - music, pie, and babies - will forever make us smile! Thank you, Mom, Grandma, and Great-Grandma, for all you've taught us and done for us. You'll be in our hearts forever! We love you so!! P.S. Give Grandpa a big hug and kiss for us, too!

Posted March 27, 2008

Van Egeren, Tony R.

Tony Van Egeren, 35, from Pioneer, Calif. (formerly of Green Bay), died unexpectedly in California on Feb. 16, 2008. Born in Green Bay on March 21, 1972, he was the son of Robert Van Egeren from Townsend, Wis. and Jane (De Groot) Van Egeren from Plymouth, Calif. He attended Holy Cross Grade School and finished his education in California.

He is survived by his son, Seth Van Egeren, California and step-children, Marke and Samantha Sierra, California; his father and stepmother, Robert and Debra Van Egeren, Townsend, Wis.; his mother and stepfather, Jane Van Egeren and Michael Livingston, Plymouth, Calif.; paternal grandmother, Margaret Van Egeren, Green Bay; maternal grandmother, Barbara De Groot, Green Bay; stepsister, Jessica Smits and stepbrother, Jason Smits, Green Bay; aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.

He was preceded in death by his sister, Carri Lynn Van Egeren and paternal grandfather, Alvin Van Egeren.

Tony's untimely death is devastating to his family and friends. It leaves a huge void in our lives. He will be deeply missed by all of us and will live on in our memories forever.

Gathering time with family and friends will be held on Saturday, March 29 2008, at Holy Cross Church, Bay Settlement, from 9:30 a.m. until the Memorial Service at 11 a.m

A private entombment took place on March 13, at the Nicolet Memorial Gardens Mausoleum.

Posted March 27, 2008

Vercauteren, Joe

Joe Vercauteren, 92, Ashwaubenon, died early Tuesday morning March 25, 2008. He was born April 7, 1915 in Ashwaubenon to the late Peter and Jennie (Wilmet) Vercauteren. On June 19, 1943, he was united in marriage to Catherine Patton in Glenmore. Joe had farmed as well as worked at Red Owl Warehouse, retiring from farming in 1974, and Red Owl in 1977. He was a member of Our Lady of Lourdes Parish Family, and a past member of the Holy Name Society at St. Boniface. Joe was also a member of Teamsters - Local 75. He enjoyed gardening, woodcrafting, card playing, and going to his cottage in Lakewood.

He is survived by his children; Patrick (Dorothy) Vercauteren, Greenwood, IN., Alice (Harvey) Rottier, Madison, WI., his grandchildren; Eric (Amy) Rottier, Andrea (Ron) Suh, Jennifer (Aaron) Schuette, and Michael (Courtney) Vercauteren. Joe is further survived by his great grandchildren; Helen, John, Mary, Michael, Kyleigh, Zachary, Vivian, Beckett, Cooper, and Spencer, Joe's sister- in-law Phyllis (Chet) Klarkowski, as well as Catherine's family: Lucille Patton, Edward Wallschleager, Rosemary Manning, Florence Servais, Dorothy (Cliff) Berg, Earl (Marguerite) Patton, Pat (Jack) Ambrosius, his special friend Irene Manders, as well as numerous friends, neighbors, and nieces and nephews.

Joe was preceded in death by his wife Catherine, his siblings; Marie (Joe's Twin), his sister Florence and brothers: Norbert, Harold, Earl, and Bernard, and members of Catherine's family.

Friends may call at the RYAN FUNERAL HOME, 305 N. Tenth Street, De Pere from 3:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. (Today) Thursday, and after 9 a.m. Friday at Our Lady of Lourdes Parish Family, corner of Lourdes Ave. and Suburban Drive De Pere, until the Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. with Fr. Tim Shillcox O.Praem officiating. Burial will take place in Mt. Calvary Cemetery. Please go to www.ryanfh.com to express online condolences to the family. In LIEU of flowers the family requests memorials be made to the BLAISE PETERS SCHOLARSHIP FUND, 1307 Lourdes Ave. De Pere, WI 54115. (The scholarship fund assists the children of Our Lady of Lourdes grade school in defraying tuition costs.)

The family wishes to especially thank Jack and Pat Ambrosius for the many years of help and guidance they provided for Joe in his later years, as well as his many caring neighbors.

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Posted March 27, 2008

Evelyn E. Manning

Evelyn E. Manning, age 82, passed away at her son's home in Wallace, Mich., on March 26, 2008.

She was born in Manitowoc on May 8, 1925, the daughter of the late Joseph and Edna (Chouinard) Carley. After graduating from Manitowoc High School in 1943, she worked for the Federal Bureau of Investigation in Washington, D.C. Evelyn returned to Manitowoc, and met James A. Manning, a submarine sailor, and 13 days later, on March 21, 1945, they were married, and celebrated 52 years together. They adopted their son, James, and daughter, Pam, and lived in Iron Mountain, Mich., where they owned and operated Manning's Car Crusher. In 1974, they moved to Crivitz, and James preceded her in death on March 14, 1998.

Evelyn is survived by a son: James E. (June) Manning of Wallace, Mich.; a daughter: Pamela; two grandchildren; a sister-in-law: Anne Carley; a nephew: Robert of Tucson, Ariz; and her special friend: Claus. Besides her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by her brother: Clarence Carley.

Friends may call on Friday, March 28, 2008, at Berth & Rosenthal Funeral Home, 331 S. Ellis Ave., Peshtigo, Wis., (715) 582-3834, from 6 p.m. until the time of service at 7 p.m.

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Posted March 27, 2008

Peter 'Pete' L. VanEss

Peter "Pete" VanEss, age 60, of Lillian, Ala., died on Thursday, March 20, 2008, at Sacred Heart Hospital in Pensacola, Fla.

Pete was born on Sept. 21, 1947, in Two Rivers, son of Henry and the late Dolores (Schultz) VanEss. He graduated from Washington High School, Two Rivers, with the class of 1965. Pete continued his education at the University of Wisconsin – Madison, graduating with a bachelor degree with honors in business and marketing. He served his country with the U.S. Army in Vietnam, from 1969 to 1971, as a Communication Center Specialist for the Signal Corps, earning two Bronze Stars with the Oak Leaf Cluster. On June 16, 1973, he married the former Cece Swinning at St. Rose Church in Lima, Ohio. He began his working career at Stangel's Super Value, and later became a manager with Montgomery Ward. Pete enjoyed fishing, wood burning, camping and going to the cottage at Wilke Lake with his family.

Survivors include his wife: Cece VanEss, Lillian, Ala.; one son: James VanEss, Las Vegas; father: Henry "Hank" VanEss, Two Rivers; two brothers and one sister-in-law: Michael Van Ess, Sturgeon Bay; and Keith and Pamela VanEss, Two Rivers; one sister and brother-in-law: Debbie and Al Augustine, Mishicot; special nieces and nephews: Matt and Brett Augustine; Jacob and Samantha Szynskie; mother-in-law: Cece LaManna, Lillian, Ala.; and his beloved dog and companion: Fritz. Other relatives and friends also survive. He was preceded in death by his mother: Dolores, who died four years to the date; uncles, aunts, cousins and other relatives.

Funeral services will be at 10:30 am on Saturday, March 29, 2008, at Grace Congregational United Church of Christ Church, Two Rivers. Presiding at the service will be the Rev. Kim Henning, with burial to follow at Holy Cross Cemetery. The Two Rivers VFW and American Legion will accord full Military Honors.

The family will greet relatives and friends at Grace Congregational Church on Saturday March 29, 2008, from 9:30 am until the time of service at 10:30 am.

In lieu of flowers, memorials to the Michael J. Fox Parkinson Fund in Pete's name are appreciated.

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

The family would like to send a special thank you to the First Response team of Lillian, Ala., and the ICU at Sacred Heart Hospital in Pensacola, Fla.

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Schuelke, Raymond B.

Raymond B. Schuelke, 78, Navarino, went to be with His Lord and Savior on Good Friday, March 21, 2008, at home with his family nearby after a courageous battle with cancer. Ray was born on January 25, 1930, in the house he had lived in for the past 35 years, to Benjamin and Gladys (Pues) Schuelke. On February 27, 1965, he married Susan Donaldson in Navarino, whom he met while he owned and operated Ray's Roller Rinks, Inc. He lived with cancer for 23 years but esophageal cancer discovered in November 2006 overcame him. He had no fear of the disease, lived each day to the fullest, and faced each day with courage and without complaining. His faith in His Lord was strong and unwavering and he believed that the power that made the body could heal the body; but he also knew that when God called him home, it would be alright. He was Sue's rock and a role model to his family. He enjoyed dancing, camping, traveling, fishing, socializing and sharing jokes and stories with family and friends.

He graduated from Bonduel High School in 1948 where he was presented with the American Legion Award. After graduation, he worked on Alvin Reisner's farm near Cecil, Village Farm Dairy in Bonduel, as parts manager at Shamoco Ford in Shawano, meter reader and storekeeper for WE Energies, and furniture delivery for Red's Upholstery in Bonduel. He fully retired in May 2007. He was a member of Ascension Lutheran Church, Navarino, where he taught Sunday School, held offices on church council, played dart ball, sang in the choir, was an assistant minister and served on the property committee. He was also treasurer of the Ascension Cemetery Association and the clerk for the Town of Navarino from 1965-1979.

Ray is survived by his wife of 43 years, Sue; three daughters: Toni (Darrel) Klemp, Navarino; Shelly (Dave) Klemp, Shiocton; Denise (Doug) Klemp, Black Creek (all three daughters married brothers); a son, Brad (Jody) Schuelke, Shiocton; a sister, Bernice Svetnicka, Navarino; a brother, Dr. Jerome (Beverly) Schuelke, Shawano; a niece/sister-in-law, Donna (Jon) Stucki, Black Creek; seven grandchildren: Brittany, Ben, Megan, Sean, Carolyn, Julia and Joshua Klemp; and many nieces and nephews.

He will be reunited in heaven with his parents; a brother, Elroy; a brother-in-law, T. Laurence Svetnicka; and a granddaughter, Elisa Klemp.

A celebration of Ray's life will be held at 4 p.m. on Sunday, March 30, 2008, at Ascension Lutheran Church, Navarino, WI. Friends may call at the Muehl-Boettcher Funeral Home in Seymour on Saturday, March 29, 2008, from 5-8 p.m. and at Ascension Lutheran Church on Sunday, March 30, 2008 from 2 p.m. until the time of the service with Pastor Lisa Stafford officiating. Burial will take place at Union Cemetery in the Town of Lessor. Online condolences may be made at www.muehlboettcher.com

The family would like to extend a special word of thanks to the team of wonderful, caring people at Heartland Home Health Nursing and Hospice of DePere for the awesome care Ray received the past 7 weeks.

March 27, 2008

Rankin, Rosemary B.

Rosemary B. Rankin, at the age of 90, peacefully, and with a joy-filled heart left this earth to once again hold hands, this time forever, with her beloved husband, Clem, in heaven. We can only imagine what a glorious Easter celebration they had together! Rosemary passed away on Wednesday, March 19, 2008, at Rennes Health and Rehabilitation Center in Appleton where she has resided since January 2003. She was born in Kimberly on August 18, 1917, to the late John and Rose (Regenfuss) Ritten, moving to Appleton as a youngster. Rosemary attended St. Therese Grade School where she met the love of her life, Clement E. Rankin. After graduating from Appleton High School, Rosemary attended Mundelein College in Chicago. On May 21st, 1941, Rosemary married Clem at St. Therese Catholic Church in Appleton. Clem, her beloved husband of 63 years, went ahead to save her spot in heaven in June of 2004. Rosemary worked at the Appleton Post-Crescent in the early 1940's and at Integrity Mutual Insurance Co. in the 1970's, retiring in 1980. Rosemary was a charter member of St. Therese Catholic Church and School. She also belonged to the St. Therese Ladies Society, Catholic Daughters of America, Court Ave Maria 1011, Ladies Auxiliary to the V.F.W. #2778, Secular Franciscan Order, and was a life member of the Auxiliary of St. Elizabeth Hospital. Together with Clem, Rosemary unselfishly served the church well in leadership positions of St. Vincent de Paul for over 35 years. Many a day and night they would go out to take care of those in need, always with a smile and selfless support. Over the years, Rosemary also shared years of fun times with all of her special bridge-playing partners. Rosemary will be greatly missed by her family, her pride and joy. She was devoted to supporting each one to become the best they could be, never faltering in her unconditional love, and always being there to help in any way possible. Her four children are: Dick (Rosemary) Rankin, Green Bay; Tom (Judy) Rankin, Green Bay; Mary (Bert) Wiegand, Appleton; and Mike (Marilyn) Rankin, Neenah. She was also a most special grandma to her 12 grandchildren, attending every possible activity she and Clem could for each one of them. With loving hearts they will always remember Grandma and Grandpa cheering them on from the sidelines or front row. They are: Kevin (Laura), Darren, Amy, Ryan Rankin; Tom (Becky), Scott (Carla) Rankin, Jenny (Brandon) Hess; Tim (Bonnie), Andy (Lilly) Wiegand, Kate (Ken) Davis; Stephen and Julie Rankin. Along with her grandchildren, Rosemary also cherished her time loving up her 10 great-grandchildren: Jack Rankin; Tyler and Anna Rankin; Alyssa and Ava Rankin; Annabelle and Mikey Hess; Josie and Chloe Davis; and Eli Wiegand. In addition to other nieces, nephews, cousins, and many dear friends, Rosemary is survived by members of the very special Helein family with whom she shared her motherly love.

In addition to being preceded in death by Clem and her parents, Rosemary was also preceded in death by her two sisters, Henrietta Helein and Virginia Ritten; two brothers, George and Alfred Ritten; twin brothers who died in infancy; father and mother-in-law John and Eva Rankin, brothers-in law Lawrence Helein, Dr. F.J.Rankin, Erv Klebenow; and sisters-in-law Florence Klebenow, Veronica Rankin, Novella Ritten, and Blazma Rankin.

A Mass of Resurrection for Rosemary will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, March 29th, at St. Therese Catholic Church, corner of Wisconsin Ave. and Morrison St. in Appleton, with the Rev. William Hoffman officiating. Friends may call directly at the church from 10:00 a.m. until the time of service. In lieu of flowers, memorial funds have been established for St. Therese Catholic Church, St. Vincent de Paul, the Rennes Health Care Activity Center Fund, and the Alzheimer's Association.

The family also wishes to thank the special Caregivers of Rennes Health Care and Dr. Barkmeier for their wonderful care and support during the time Mom spent at Rennes.

Dearest Mom... Grandma... Great-Grandma... You brought sunshine into all the lives you touched through your beautiful, ever-present smile, and turned every day into a good one with your constant affirmations that "Everything's all right" and "We are so lucky!" Your gracious "Thank you" following every situation, no matter how uncomfortable for you, continuously affirmed your appreciation for those taking care of you and for the job they were doing, no matter what it was. Always looking on the bright side of things and sharing a good word about everything and everybody, you truly made a positive, uplifting difference in the lives of everyone who had the privilege to spend time with you and be loved by you! Though you've left our sight, we know you will continue to always be there for us, encouraging, supporting, and loving us, and reminding us to "Just call if we need anything!" Through your life and love for Dad, and always giving and doing for others, you truly showed us the most beautiful example of unselfish, committed love. Wonderful memories of some of your favorites — music, pie, and babies — will forever make us smile! Thank you, MomGrandmaGreat-Grandma, for all you've taught us and done for us. You'll be in our hearts forever! We love you so!! P.S. Give Grandpa a big hug and kiss for us, too!

Brettschneider-Trettin-Lederer

606 N. Oneida St.

Appleton, WI 920-733-7383

www.brlfuneral.com

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Posted March 28, 2008

Florence W. Kerscher

Florence W. Kerscher, age 105, a resident of Grancare Nursing Center, Green Bay, died on Wednesday, March 26, 2008, at the center. Complete funeral arrangements will be announced on Saturday, March 29, 2008, by The Pfeffer Funeral Home & Cremation Care Center, Manitowoc.

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Posted March 28, 2008

Peter 'Pete' L. VanEss

Funeral Services for Peter "Pete" VanEss, age 60, of Lillian, Ala., who died on Thursday, March 20, 2008, at Sacred Heart Hospital in Pensacola, Fla., will be at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, March 29, 2008, at Grace Congregational United Church of Christ Church, Two Rivers. Presiding at the service will be the Rev. Kim Henning, with burial to follow at Holy Cross Cemetery. The Two Rivers VFW and American Legion will accord full Military Honors.

The family will greet relatives and friends at Grace Congregational Church on Saturday March 29, 2008, from 9:30 a.m. until the time of service at 10:30 a.m.

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

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Posted March 29, 2008

Challe, Delores

Delores Challe, 91, Luxemburg (formerly of Algoma), passed away Friday, March 28, 2008. She was born Aug. 21, 1916, in Red River to the late Antone and Nias (Henry) Nellis. Delores married Jule Challe on Nov. 25, 1937, at St. Louis Church, Dyckesville. He preceded her in death September 6, 1991. She resided in Kewaunee County her entire life. Delores baby sat for many children, enjoyed crocheting, traveling, spending time with people and working in her garden.

She is survived by nieces and nephews, Tom (Theresa) Nellis, Algoma; Nancy (Mark) Vandervest, Algoma; Sandy (Dave) Kwasny, Casco; Edsel Jr. (Michelle) Nellis, Green Bay; James Nellis, Green Bay; a special person in Delores and Jule's life, Lisa Gilson; many other nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by two sisters, Emily and Mary; a brother, Edsel.

Friends may call at Wiesner-Massart Funeral Home, 1617 Flora Ave., Algoma from 4 to 8 pm on Sunday and again Monday from 10 to 11 am at church. Rosary 6:30 pm Sunday at the funeral home. Funeral will be on Monday at 11 am at St. Mary's Catholic Church, Algoma with Fr. Bill Swichtenberg officiating. Burial in the Evergreen Cemetery.

Special thanks to the staff at Oak Creek and Unity Hospice.

Posted March 29, 2008

Des Chane, Marie Dalpiaz

Marie Dalpiaz Des Chane, 93, Green Bay, went peacefully to join her husband, Edward, on March 26, 2008. with family by her side.

Visitation at MALCORE (East) Funeral Home, Sunday from 4 to 8 p.m. Wake service 7 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Visitation will continue Monday at St. Francis Xavier Cathedral, 139 S. Madison St., from 10 a.m. until the time of the funeral. Funeral 11 a.m. Monday at St. Francis Xavier Cathedral with Monsignor Roy Klister officiating. Entombment at Allouez Chapel Mausoleum.

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

Posted March 29, 2008

Kerscher, Florence W.

Florence W. Kerscher, age 105, a resident of Grancare Nursing Center, Green Bay, died Wednesday, March 26, 2008, at the center.

She was born July 4, 1902, in Two Rivers, daughter of the late George and Mayme (Stadler) Wuellner. On September 12, 1928, she married Ferdinand F. Kerscher at Holy Cross Catholic Church, Mishicot. He preceded her in death March 30, 1991. They were married for 62 years and resided in Manitowoc until 1980 when they moved to Green Bay. She was a charter member of Holy Innocents Catholic Church and a member of the Christian Women of Holy Innocents. She had a love for flower gardening and was a charter member of the Manitowoc Garden Club and the Park Lawn Volunteers. She will be remembered for being a well known caterer for over 40 years in the Manitowoc area. She liked people and had many friends and did many years of volunteer service at Holy Family Hospital and Manitowoc nursing homes.

Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law: Nancy & Richard Chapman, Green Bay; one son and daughter-in-law: Paul & Lois Kerscher, Neenah; seven grandchildren: Sally (Jan) Dery, Green Bay, Steven (Lorna) Kutchera, Manitowoc, Mary Kay (Mike) Heath, Menasha, Lisa (David) Buckley, Sunnyvale, Calif., Amy (Randy) Thompson, Mount Horeb, Wis., Jim (Patti) Chapman, Luxemburg, Nancy Fuller, Manitowoc; 16 great grandchilden; two great great grandchildren; one sister: Mary Johnson; two sisters-in-law: Linda Wuellner, Hilda Wuellner; and a special friend: Melvin Kutchera, all of Manitowoc. She was preceded in death by four brothers: Alvin, George, Clarence and Cyril Wuellner and a sister: Margaret Meissner.

Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, April 1, 2008, at St. Francis of Assisi - Faith Formation Center, 10th & Marshall Street, Manitowoc. Officiating at the Mass of Christian Burial will be the Rev. John Schuetze. Burial will be at Calvary Cemetery, Manitowoc.

The family will greet relatives and friends at St. Francis of Assisi - Faith Formation Center, 10th & Marshall Street, Manitowoc, from 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, April 1, 2008, until the time of service at 11:00 a.m.

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

Posted March 29, 2008

Lewins, Ruth E.

Ruth E. Lewins, 80, a lifelong resident of Green Bay, died Thurs., March 27, 2008 at a local hospital. She was born April 19, 1927 in Green Bay to the late Lloyd and Cecelia (Gegare) Geniesse. On July 5, 1947, she married Ernest Lewins at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Green Bay. Ruth had been employed at Konop's Bakery and Super Valu. She was a member of St. Agnes Parish and the VFW Duck Creek Auxiliary Post #7534.

Survivors include two sons and daughters-in-law, Gary and Kris Lewins, Steve and Gerry Lewins; a daughter and son-in-law, Dawn and Wayne Kaster, all of the Green Bay area; four grandsons, Patrick and Petra Lewins, David Lewins, Jason Kaster, John Kaster and his fiancee, Rachelle; a sister, Evelyn Geniesse; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Robert and Beverly Geniesse, Lloyd and Annette Geniesse; a sister-in-law, Emma Evraerts; nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Ernest, and two sisters, Rita and Jacqueline.

Friends may call at St. Agnes Catholic Church, 1484 Ninth St., from 9:30 to 11 a.m. Monday. The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Monday at the church with the Rev. Richard Getchel officiating. Burial will be in St. John the Baptist Cemetery, Howard.

To send online condolences, please go to www.BlaneyFuneralHome.com. A memorial fund has been established in Ruth's name.

The Lewins family extends a special thank you to the staff of Harmony Assisting Living and St. Mary's Hospital for their care.

Blaney Funeral Home is assisting the family.

Posted March 29, 2008

Van Eyck, Margaret (Maggie)

Margaret (Maggie) Van Eyck, 95, Green Bay, died Friday morning, March 28, 2008, at a local nursing home. Born in Green Bay on January 28, 1913, she is the daughter of the late Theodore and Emma (Splan) Van Eyck. During World War II she was employed at the Ford Assembly Plant in Michigan. Later she moved to California where she worked for aircraft manufacturers. In the 1960's Margaret moved to Green Bay where she worked until her retirement. She enjoyed sight seeing, dining out, dancing, radio talk shows, and family events. Margaret was very devoted to her faith.

Survived by one sister-in-law: Irene Van Eyck of Wausau; nieces and nephews: Joyce Wecker of Green Bay, David (Catherine) Orde of Green Bay, William (Sharon) Orde of Green Bay, Jim (Diane) Van Eyck of Wausau, Jon (Debbie) Van Eyck of Wauwatosa, Danny Van Eyck of Wausau, Tina Van Eyck of Wausau, Alice Beavers of Oak Creek, WI, and Alvin Kraning of Appleton; many beloved great nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Preceded in death by her parents; one brother: Patrick Van Eyck; two sisters: Lucille Orde and Catherine Kraning.

Friends may call at MALCORE (West) Funeral Home, 1530 West Mason Street, from 6-8 P.M. Monday. Tuesday visitation will continue at St. Agnes Church, 1484 Ninth Street, Green Bay, from 10 a.m. Tuesday until the time of the funeral. Funeral 11 a.m. Tuesday at St. Agnes Church with Rev. Richard Getchel officiating. Burial in SS. Edward and Isidore Cemetery, Flintville.

Special thanks to staff and nurses of the Odd Fellow Home, the Carrington Manor and the staff of St. Vincent's Hospital (ER and 7th Floor) for their care and compassion.

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

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Posted March 30, 2008

Gustafson, Adrian P. "Gus"

Adrian P. "Gus" Gustafson, 96, longtime Green Bay resident, died Monday, March 24, 2008. He was born Aug. 1, 1911, in Fish Creek, to Gustaf Adolph and Olletta (Olson) Gustafson. On May 14, 1929, he married Ardella Jensen and she preceded him in death on Jan. 3, 1999. Adrian had worked at Hillside and Olson Trucking for many years and later worked as a security guard for Proctor & Gamble. He loved woodworking and was a member of West Side Moravian Church.

Survivors include a son-in-law, Jerry Slye, De Pere; 12 grandchildren, Paul (Debbie) Gustafson, Wausau; Sue (Dennis) Naniot, Green Bay; Bill (Kathy) Gustafson, Apple Valley, Minn.; Mary (Brian) Murphy, Charlotte, N.C.; Jim (Jean) Gustafson, Wausau; Ann Gustafson, Bob (Pam) Gustafson, Steve (Toni) Gustafson, Randy (Andrea Olson) Slye, Sheree (David) Todt, Lisa (Gregg) Belonger, Julie (Louis) Smollar, all of Green Bay; 20 great-grandchildren, Katrina, Andy (Michelle), Brian, Heather, Alan, Marie, Marlee, Clay, Shae, Mara, Reese, Cassandra, Carissa, Shane (Charity), Jason, Christine, Nicholas, Ryan, Alyssa, Jared; and three great-great-grandchildren, McKenna, Trenton, Morgan.

He was also preceded in death by a son and daughter-in-law, Kenneth and Jean Gustafson; a daughter, Marilyn Slye; his parents, three brothers and one sister.

Friends may call at West Side Moravian Church, 1707 S. Oneida St., from 9:30 to 11 a.m. Monday. The Funeral Service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at the church with the Rev. Marian Boyle officiating. Burial will be in West Side Moravian Cemetery. To send online condolences, please go to www.BlaneyFuneralHome.com.

The Gustafson family extends a thank you to the Special Care Unit of Woodside Lutheran Home for their wonderful care.

Blaney Funeral Home is assisting the family.

Posted March 30, 2008

Jauquet, Hubert B. (Hub)

Hubert B. Jauquet, 87, Green Bay, passed away at a local hospital on Friday, March 28, 2008.

Arrangements are incomplete. A complete obituary will appear in Monday's edition of the Press-Gazette. Online condolences welcome at www.PfotenhauerFuneralHome.com

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Posted March 30, 2008

Mocco, Kenneth G.

Kenneth G. Mocco, 60, Coleman, died Saturday afternoon, March 8, 2008, at home. Kenneth was born March 14, 1948, to Norbert and Eleanor (Hugo) Mocco in Oconto. Following graduation from Oconto High School, Ken joined the U.S. Marines in which he served for four years. While in the Marines he was trained as a diesel mechanic. Following the service, Ken worked as a journeyman ironworker in construction of nuclear power plants. Following complications from a diving accident in 1978, Ken became disabled. Ken especially loved the little children of the family and was always excited about the new babies. He enjoyed duck hunting and bass fishing as well.

Surviving are two sons, Ken, Jr. (Tami) and Travis (Sara); a step-daughter, Mary Jane (Amad) Afaq; grandchildren, Cade, Brady, Paeyton, Logan and Emma; brothers and sisters, Patrick (Tami) Mocco, Spruce; Steve (Mary) Mocco, Algoma; Tom (Tammy) Mocco, Florida; Lillian Walls, Oconto; Darlene Winneshiemer, Eagle River; Janice (Marve) Reindl, Crivitz; and Sharon Klussendorf, Pound; nieces and nephews.

Preceding Ken in death were his parents and a brother, Jim.

Private services were held. Condolences may be expressed and a photo tribute viewed at www.ackermanfuneraldirector.com.

Arrangements in care of Ackerman Funeral Directors.

Posted March 30, 2008

Riederer, Judy

Judy Marie Riederer, 55, Sturgeon Bay, passed away at home with her family at her side on March 29, 2008, after a two year battle with pancreatic cancer. She was born on Jan. 5, 1953, in Sturgeon Bay to Emil and Mary (Loos) Fisher. Judy graduated from Sturgeon Bay High School and earned a B.A. degree from the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh. On April 26, 1980, she married Mark Riederer at Corpus Christi Church. She worked at Associated Bank in Sturgeon Bay for over 30 years and was currently a loan officer. Judy was an active member of Corpus Christi Church and had participated in Leadership of Door County Program. She enjoyed camping and especially enjoyed spending time with her family.

Survivors include her husband, Mark; three daughters, Melissa (Nick Wagner) Riederer, Appleton; Kathryn (fiance Jason Counard) Riederer, Brussels; and Kelly (Jeremy) Valentine, Brussels; a granddaughter, Sophia Counard; a sister, Emily (Richard) Woldt, Stoughton; two brothers, Ken (Helen) Fisher, Sturgeon Bay; and Evan (Andrea) Fisher, Watertown; brothers and sisters-in-law, nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, April 2, 2008, at Corpus Christi Church in Sturgeon Bay with the Rev. Anthony Birdsall officiating. Entombment will be at St. Joseph Cemetery Mausoleum. Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Forbes Funeral Home in Sturgeon Bay and then after 9:30 a.m. Wednesday at the church until time of services. Prayer service at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Online condolences may be offered from www.forbesfuneralhome.

Posted March 30, 2008

Rose, LaVonne M. (DeValk)

LaVonne M. Rose, 72, Village of Howard, passed away peacefully at her home on Saturday, March 22, 2008, after a long illness. On Holy Saturday, LaVonne's difficult struggle came to an end, when she was called into heaven. She was born Aug. 11, 1935, in Kaukauna, Wis., to the late Harry and Evelyn (Weyenberg) DeValk. On July 26, 1961, she married Richard Rose and had resided in Green Bay. Richard preceded her in death on Jan. 27, 1992. LaVonne was a graduate of West High School Class of 1953. She last worked at Schneider National, until illness forced her into retirement in 1998. LaVonne enjoyed life and always kept a positive outlook, even when life seemed a little dim. We know that it was her strong will that kept her going all these years. The few highlights that she held dearest in her heart, were her five grandchildren, her many family pets, her devoted interest in bowling (which was a big part of her life for over 30 years) and her many years of involvement in the Green Bay Area Soap Box Derby. LaVonne was very fortunate to have had the opportunity to make some great life long friends from both of those organizations. She will be missed by all.

Survivors include her children, Randy (Lillian) Rose, Wendy Heim (Robert Fischer), Robin (Ned) Desotel, Shelly Rose (Dean Merline); grandchildren, Ryan and Brandon Fischer, Megan, Benjamin, and Madison Desotel; sisters and brothers-in-law, Sharon (Glenn) Weycker, Howard; Connie (Robert) Zingler, Green Bay; Linda (Michael) Wood, Mountain, Wis.; and Rudy (Karen) Rose, Saford, Ariz.; sister-in-law, Nancy Kwilinski, Green Bay. Further survived by nieces, nephews and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, brothers, Dean, Gary, and Wayne; sister, Joemaine; sister in law, Judy Devalk; nephew, Patrick Weycker; niece, Traci Wood; her father and mother-in-law, Rudolph and Ethel Rose, and her many family pets.

In honoring our Mother and respecting her wishes, there will be no visitation/funeral service but a simple good-bye and a loving memory of her. LaVonne believed you should enjoy and remember the ones that you love while they are alive. Your prayers will be greatly appreciated, by LaVonne and her family.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to the great staff at Unity and Dr. John Rank.

In memory of LaVonne, a memorial fund has been established. You may send memorials in LaVonne's name c/o the Pfotenhauer Funeral Home, P.O. Box 13355,Green Bay WI 54307-3355. Online condolences welcome at www.PfotenhauerFuneralHome.com

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Posted March 30, 2008

Wickman, Lorraine M.

Lorraine M. Wickman, 87, De Pere, died March 26, 2008, after a short illness. She was born in Green Bay on Aug. 16, 1920, to Eliza and Phil Nuthals. On April 27, 1946, she married Harold Vannieuwenhoven. Harold passed away Aug. 24, 1950. On Nov. 14, 1959, she married Robert Wickman. Robert passed away on April 29, 2006. As a young woman, Lorraine worked as a telephone operator. She enjoyed bingo, going to the casino, and visits with family and friends. She was a Brewers and Packers fan.

Lorraine is survived by daughters, Bobbie (Dale) Bosacki and Jane Nichol; sons, John and Dean (Terril); grandchildren, Michael Bosacki, Paul Nichol, Jennifer Blank, Brian, David, Holly, Katie, and Stacie Wickman; and great-grandchildren Cameron and Brady Bosacki, Brandon Blank, Joe Pietz, and Rowan Wickman.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husbands, son, Larry; brothers and sisters.

Friends may call at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church, 220 S. Michigan Street, De Pere, on Wednesday, April 2, 2008, from 10 to 11 a.m. The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at the church on Wednesday at 11 a.m. with Father John H. Harper officiating. Entombment will be at Allouez Catholic Mausoleum.

Cotter Funeral Home, De Pere, is assisting the family. Online condolences to the family may be expressed at www.cotterfuneralhome.com.

Posted March 30, 2008

Zellner, Judith M. "Judy"

Judith M. "Judy" Zellner, 66, Green Bay, passed away on March 29, 2008, after a courageous battle with cancer. Judy was born on Feb. 20, 1942, in Green Bay to Donald and Joyce (Cravillion) Nellis. On June 17, 1959, she married Larry A. Zellner at St. Mary Catholic Church in Luxemburg and he preceded her in death on June 7, 1997. Judy was a homemaker and later in life helped her family and friends by becoming "the babysitter". She enjoyed playing cards and doing word searches. Later in life she also found a love of fishing. She was a member of St. Bernard Catholic Church in Green Bay.

Judy will be sadly missed by her children, Brian (sp. friend Sharon) Zellner, Appleton; Bonnie Herman and Bruce (sp. Friend Shelly) Zellner, both of Green Bay; and Beth (Phil) Rahlf, Rhinelander; grandchildren, Chad Zellner, Craig (Amy) Suda, Tricia Zellner, Miriah Westberg, Seth Westberg, Lashonda Zellner and C.J. (Leeann) Hannon; great grandchild, Danica Suda; mother and step-father, Joyce and Dick Delveaux; brother-in-law and sisters-in-law, Angie Zellner and Leroy and Linda Zellner; close friends, Karen, Norma, Betty, Betty and Frank, as well as many other relatives and friends.

Besides her husband, Larry, she was preceded in death by her father, Donald Nellis; step-father, Peter Colle; brothers-in-law and sister in law, Marvin Zellner; and Armella and Ruben Rentmeester.

Friends may call at Proko-Wall Funeral Home, 1630 East Mason Street, on Monday from 4 to 8 p.m. Parish Prayer Service at 7 p.m. Monday. Visitation will continue at St. Bernard Catholic Church, 2040 Hillside Lane on Tuesday from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial at 10:30 a.m. Entombment at Allouez Catholic Chapel and Mausoleum. Online condolences may be expressed at www.prokowall.com.

The family would like to thank St. Vincent Hospital, 6th floor Intensive Care, 9th floor nurses and staff as well as "Ship" in Palliative Care. Also thank you to the staff and nurses of Unity Hospice. Your care of mom is appreciated.

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March 30, 2008

Neumeier, Harold R. "Spitz"

Harold R. "Spitz" Neumeier, 87, Gresham, died Friday, March 28, 2008, in Green Bay. Born on Feb. 21, 1921, in Gresham, he was the son of the late George and Lena (Hoffman) Neumeier. On Feb. 18, 1943, he was united in marriage to Beatrice Cerveny in Leopolis. She preceded him in death on June 20, 2000. Harold had worked at Wright Broilers before going to work at the Gresham Paper Plant. After working there for a number of years, he went to work at F.W.D. in Clintonville and at the Shawano Equity before going to work at the Shawano Paper Mill. He was a member of the St. Francis Solanus Catholic Church in Gresham. He enjoyed playing cards, watching wrestling, and was an avid Green Bay Packers and Milwaukee Brewers fan.

Harold was the loving father of: Karen Gasser, Appleton; Sandy (Lester) Hess, Gresham; John (special friend, Diane) Neumeier, Shawano; Rick (Bev) Neumeier, Gresham; Pat (Kate) Neumeier, Neenah; Jeff Neumeier, Appleton; and Joe (Joanne) Neumeier, Shawano. Harold is further survived by: ten grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; two sisters, Virginia Rankin, Appleton, Anna (Jim) Redmond, Gresham; and two sisters-in-laws, Angeline Neumeier and Phyllis Ashenbrenner, Gresham.

Harold was preceded in death by: his wife, Beatrice; his parents; four brothers; and four sisters.

Funeral services are 11 a.m. on Tuesday, April 1, 2008, at the St. Francis Solanus Catholic Church, Gresham, with the Rev. David Barrett officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Friends may call at the Swedberg Funeral Home, Gresham Monday from 4 to 8 p.m. and at the church on Tuesday after 10 a.m. until the time of the service. A Parish Wake service will be held at 7 p.m. on Monday.

The family would like to thank the staff at St. Vincent Hospital and the staff at the Northwoods DaVita Dialysis Center for the wonderful care given to Harold.

God saw he was getting tired, And a cure was not to be; So He put His arms around him And whispered, "Come with Me." With tearful eyes we watched him suffer, And saw him fade away. Although we loved him dearly, We could not make him stay. A golden heart stopped beating; Hard working hands now rest. God broke our hearts to prove to us He only takes the best. (Author Unknown)

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March 30, 2008

Gerritts, Richard John

Richard John Gerritts, 80, Minocqua, died Friday, March 28, 2008, surrounded by his family in the care of Friendly Village Nursing Home, Rhinelander. Richard was born Nov. 14, 1927, in Portage, Wis., the son of John R. and Grace (Cummings) Gerritts of Kimberly, Wis. He graduated from Kimberly High School and attended St. John's University and Milwaukee Business Institute. He also graduated from Toastmaster International and the Dale Carnegie Institute. Richard served with the United States Navy during World War II. Upon finishing his schooling, he was employed by Chain Belt Company for five years in production control before becoming an outside salesman for Shadbolt and Boyd Company covering Northern Wisconsin and the Upper Peninsula of Michigan for 34 years while living in Merrill, Wis. Upon retirement, he and his wife, Gladys, moved to Minocqua, Wis. While living in Merrill, Richard served as a voluntary Director of the Merrill Youth Center for a number of years and also as voluntary chairman of the Merrill Go Round Transit System. He also served on the Merrill School Board and was involved with the Boy Scouts in various capacities from Cub Scouting to Boy Scouts for 26 years. He was a WIAA football official and an assistant basketball coach for the Catholic grade school for a number of years.

Richard is survived by his sister, Doris VanderLoop, Henderson, Nev.; one daughter, Robin (Emil) Nazzaro, Lake Ridge, Va.; two sons, Douglas (Kathy), Strum, Wis., and Reverend John, Rhinelander; four grandchildren, Michael Nazzaro, Lake Ridge, Va., Misty (Bob) Prestwood, Holmen, Wis., Anna and Lara Nysven, Strum; and one great-grandchild, Emili Prestwood, Holmen.

Dick is preceded in death by his father and mother and his loving wife of 46 years.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday, March 31, 2008, at 12 p.m. at Nativity of Our Lord Parish, St. Joseph's site with Father John Gerritts officiating. Interment will be in Minocqua Memorial Cemetery. Visitation will be from 10:30 a.m. until the time of the Funeral Mass at the church on Monday morning.

The family requests memorials be made in Richard's name to Nativity of Our Lord Parish. All are invited to share memories of him online at hildebrandfh.com

March 30, 2008

Crane, Gerry W.

Gerry W. Crane, 69, of Lodi, CA, died of chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder (COPD) Monday, Feb 18, 2008, at San Joachim County Hospital in Stockton, CA. Born Jan. 1, 1939, in Oakland, CA, to Gessye Crane and Nellie Lester, he married Marjorie D. Pankratz on November 24, 1961, in Oakland. Gerry was a resident of the Town of Menasha for 14 years and of Kaukauna for 5 years. He was employed at Theda Clark hospital in Neenah for 16 years.

Gerry was an enthusiastic supporter of our nation's armed forces, serving in the U.S. Navy as an airman apprentice on the USS Bennington, and continuing service in the Civil Air Patrol, National Guard and U.S. Army Reserve in a medical capacity until his retirement due to ill health in 2002. He received special commendation for his support during the Los Angeles Civil Disturbance in 1992. Gerry enjoyed building model rockets and airplanes, rifle shooting & collecting coins; he passed on his enthusiasm for reading, traveling, camping and biking to his children.

Besides his former (legally separated) wife, of Kaukauna, Gerry is survived by his five children, Angelique of Hyde Park, UT; Juli of Wheaton, IL; Mary Lerlie of Verona, WI; and Michael, and Kathleen (Ryan) Pynenberg of Kaukauna; his grandchildren Violet and Sylvia Pynenberg, his brother William (Marti) Crane, and his brother-in-law, Jim Manning.

A memorial service will be held April 5th at Highland Memorial Park, Appleton.

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Posted March 31, 2008

Boyea, Clifford

Clifford Boyea, 53, Hilbert, passed away Friday, March 28, 2008, at his home. He was born May 22, 1954, a son of Kenneth and Rita (Hendricks) Boyea. Cliff enjoyed snowmobiling, bicycling, hunting, tinkering, and motorcycles.

Cliff is survived by his mother, Rita; siblings, Judy (Carl) Foster, Beverly Boyea, Joyce Fiel, Jeff Boyea, Richard (Sue) Boyea, and Greg (Carol) Boyea; nieces and nephews, Michelle, Angela, James Jr., Amanda, Sarah, Emily, Chance, Tanner, and Tori. He is further survived by great nieces and nephews, Kaleb, Brookelynn, and Dakota; aunts, uncles, and cousins; and his friend, Debbie Linzmeier.

He was preceded in death by his father, Kenneth; and aunts and uncles.

Visitation for Cliff will be held on Wednesday, April 2, 2008, at Our Lady of Lourdes Parish Family (corner of Suburban Dr. and Lourdes Ave.), De Pere, from 9 a.m. to time of Mass. Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:30 a.m. at church with Fr. Tim Shillcox, O. Praem., officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Calvary Cemetery.

Please visit www.ryanfh.com to send online condolences to the Boyea family. RYAN FUNERAL HOME, De Pere, is assisting the Boyea family.

Posted March 31, 2008

Jauquet, Hubert "Hub" B.

Hubert "Hub" B. Jauquet, Green Bay, 87, passed away at home on Friday, March 28, 2008, after a short illness. Hub was born on June 27, 1920, to the late Frank and Clara (Collard) Jauquet. He married Marian Goltz on Sept. 25, 1946. Hub worked in farming, construction, millwork and owned Jauquet's Ceramic Shoppe. After retiring, Hub and Marian moved to Mountain for 18 of the best years of their lives and had fond memories. Hub served in the U.S. Army from Aug. 1940 to Sept. 1945 and was honorably discharged. He was a member of the Screaming Eagles 101st Airborne Division. During this time, he served in all four major battles of World War II, including the Normandy Invasion and the Battle of the Bulge. We are most proud of his Bronze Star Metal and European-African-Middle Eastern Theater Metal with 4 Bronze Battle Stars among many other metals he proudly displayed in his office. Since his discharge, he was a very active, proud member of the VFW Bellevue Post #9677. Spending time with his family was very important, and he loved them dearly. Other pastimes he enjoyed included gardening, golfing, bowling, Sudoku puzzles, Brewer games and teaching his grandchildren card games.

Survivors include his wife of 61 years, Marian, the best caregiver a husband could have; three sons, Alan (Carrie) Jauquet, Chris Jauquet, and Don Jauquet (special friend, Terri); four daughters, Mary (Pat) Raleigh, Jane Blohowiak, Jan Bettis, and Tina (Jim) Keon; 13 grandchildren, Nicole, Danielle, Kala, Ben, Cory, Samara, Bryelle, Mitchel, Renee, Jacob, Matt, Ross, and Kendra; five great-grandchildren; two brothers, Ervin Jauquet, and Francis (Lucille) Jauquet; three sisters, Irma Clark, Marcy (Ken) Baumgart, and Rita Goltz; and sister-in-law, Stella Jauquet. Further survived by special friends, the Bertands and Klysens, as well as Penny, his special pal and definitely, man's best friend.

He is preceded in death by his parents, brother, Walter; sisters, Marie; Margaret; and Lucille; daughter-in-law, Susie Jauquet; and son-in-law, Tom Bettis.

A celebration of Hub's life with a visitation will be held at the Pfotenhauer Funeral Home & Cremation Services, East-Town location, 2379 East Mason Street, on Tuesday, April 1, from 4 to 8 p.m. VFW Military Honors will be held at 6:30 p.m., followed by a Parish prayer service 7 p.m. at the funeral home. Visitation will continue at Prince of Peace Parish, Holy Martyrs site, on Wednesday, April 2, at 9:30 a.m., followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m. Military Honors will follow with Burial in the church cemetery.

A memorial fund has been established in Hub's name at the funeral home.

Hub's family wishes to extend a special thank you to the doctors and nurses at Prevea and St. Vincent as well as the staff at Unity Hospice, especially to Jerry and Pat, for the care they provided.

Online condolences are welcome at www.PfotenhauerFuneralHome.com

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Posted March 31, 2008

Tilkens, Carl E.

Carl E. Tilkens, 67, Green Bay, died Saturday afternoon, March 29, 2008, at a local hospital.

Complete obituary will be announced by MALCORE (East) Funeral Home in the Tuesday Press-Gazette. For the most current information please visit www.malcorefuneralhome.com.

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March 31, 2008

Adrian, Alan P.

Alan Adrian Ph.D, 92, died Friday, March 28, 2008. He was born Feb. 13, 1916, in Kaukauna, son of John and Anna (Van Dyke) Adrian. Alan married Verna LaPlante Dec. 31, 1942, recently celebrating 65 years of marriage together. Mr. Adrian was a member of St. Mary Parish, Appleton. After graduating from Lawrence University with a B.A. in chemistry, Alan received a Masters and Ph.D from the Institute of Paper Chemistry. He devoted his career to Neenah Paper Company as Technical Director, and later as Operations and Development manager of the Neenah paper division of Kimberly-Clark. Alan was on the Board of Directors of the Neenah Paper Company prior to Kimberly-Clark's acquisition, and was proud to continue in that capacity. Alan and Verna have been longtime members of Ridgeway Country Club as well as the Appleton Curling Club. He enjoyed golfing, curling, swimming and happy times at the family cottage on Waubee Lake. Alan was a member and had been president of the Neenah- Menasha Kiwanis Club and a member of the Appleton Golden K Kiwanis Club. He was a Faithful Navigator, and current member of the 4th Degree Knights of Columbus Allouez Assembly #1199, along with past president and current member of Lakeside Tappi. A past member of the Neenah-Menasha Elks Lodge #676, he also served as a member of the Neenah Vocational School Board of Directors. Alan and Verna's retirement years were spent volunteering as red coats at Theda Clark Medical Center and as members of the RSVP tutoring program. Additionally, they enjoyed traveling. He will be sadly missed, but never forgotten.

Alan is survived by his beloved wife, Verna; two wonderful daughters, Patti Schmidtke and Judi (Fred) Stadler; granddaughters, Jami (Charles) Kilpatrick, Colleen (Peder) Conley-Lindberg, and Kathlyn (John) Albert; grandsons, G.P. (Katie) Schmidtke, Neal (Tanti) Conley, and Michael Stadler; three great-grandchildren and a great-grandson soon to be born, Alexandra Kilpatrick, Jackson Schmidtke and Lilia Lindberg.

Memorial services will be held at 12 p.m. Wednesday, April 2, 2008, at St. Mary Parish, 312 S. State Street, Appleton, with Fr. Michael O'Rourke officiating. Interment will be in St. Mary Cemetery, Appleton. Friends may call at the church from 11 a.m. Wednesday until the time of the mass.

In lieu of flowers memorials have been established for the Neenah-Menasha Kiwanis Club and the Parkinson Foundation.

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