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7/1/2008 GBPG

Collins, Orville J.
 

Orville J. Collins, 89, Denmark, passed away Monday, June 30, 2008. The son of the late John J. and Odelia (Eisman) Collins was born April 8, 1919, in Denmark. He married Jane Hendricksen on Sept. 24, 1949, at Our Savior Lutheran Church in Denmark. Orville served in the 101 Airborne, 502 Division in World War II. He was a prisoner of war captured at the Battle of the Bulge on Christmas Eve. Orville attended Lynch School. Following the service he attended a short course and vocation school for general farming in Madison. He farmed in the Town of Denmark until 1982 and then moved to Denmark in 1982. He was a member of Our Savior Lutheran Church in Denmark.

Orville is survived by his wife, Jane; five children, Edward James (Karen), Colorado; Peggy Ann, Oshkosh; Charmaine Emma, Denmark; Sally Odelia (Sue), Green Bay; Tammy Jane (Dave) Stock, De Pere; many grandchildren and great-grandchildren; brother and sister-in-law, Earl (Barb) Hendricksen and Mercedes Stievo; nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by a son-in-law, Jim Holzinger and a brother, James Russell (LaVerne) Collins.
Family and friends may call at Knutson-Cotter Funeral Home, 536 Cty R in Denmark, from 4 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, July 2, 2008. A VFW memorial service will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday evening at the funeral home. Visitation will continue on Thursday, July 3, 2008, from 10 until the hour of service at Our Savior Lutheran Church, 435 Wisconsin Ave. in Denmark. Service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at the church with Pastor Ralph Hankermeyer officiating. Interment with full military honors in West Danish Cemetery. Online condolences may be expressed at www.cotterfuneralhome.com.
The family would like to extend a special thank you to the staff at Manor Care and Heartland Hospice for all of their care and concern.

 

DeGroot, Robert H.
 

Robert H. DeGroot, 92, De Pere, passed away Saturday, June 28, 2008, at a local nursing home. He was born April 22, 1916, in Green Bay, son of the late Martin and Elsie (Raleigh) DeGroot. He married Genevieve DeMuth, Aug. 13, 1938, and served his country in the United States Army during World War II. She preceded him in death on March 8, 1968. He worked as a stationary engineer in the boiler rooms for Chicago Northwestern Railroad for 20 years. Robert also farmed in the Glenmore area until retirement. After he retired from farming, Robert enjoyed woodworking, especially making clocks, and he liked to fish. He was a member of St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church, De Pere.

Survivors include his four children, Joseph (Carol) DeGroot, Two Rivers; Roger (Beverly) DeGroot, Menominee, Mich.; Jerry DeGroot, Green Bay; and Eugene (Jean) DeGroot, De Pere; 11 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; special friend of 30 years, Mayme Bartman, De Pere; two step-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Robert was preceded in death by his parents; wife; a son, Allen; brother, Bernard (Louise); half-sister, Dorothy (Herman) Urbanc LeMere; and daughter-in-law, Karla.
Family and friends may call Wednesday, July 2, 2008, from 9:30 a.m. until the hour of Mass at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church, 220 S. Michigan St., De Pere. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 11 a.m. Wednesday at the church, with Fr. David Duffeck officiating. Burial will be in St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery, Glenmore. Cotter Funeral Home, De Pere, 336-8702, is assisting the family. Online condolences may be expressed at www.cotterfuneralhome.com.
The family extends a special thank you to Unity Hospice for all their wonderful care and compassion.

 

Gauthier, Stanley Thomas
 

Stanley Thomas Gauthier, 90, Florence, Wis., rejoined the love of his life, Elinor, on Friday, June 27, 2008, at Heaven's Gate. They had been together for 66 years before she went on ahead, June 28, 2004, to prepare their eternal home.

Stanley was born in Commonwealth, Wis., on Dec. 1, 1917, to Henry and Cassie (Jones) Gauthier. He was the eldest son of 11 children that included three brothers and seven sisters. Throughout his life they were always there for one another.

Stanley had the value of hard work instilled in him at a very young age. His secondary schooling ended with the 10th grade when he felt it necessary to help full time on the family farm. He was proud of the work that he did as a young man in the Civilian Conservation Corps.
While attending vocational training in Marinette, Wis., he met and fell in love with Elinor Martha O'Claire. Debunking superstition, they married on Friday the 13th of October, 1938. Stanley and Elinor's many blessings included four children. They lovingly raised their family of three sons and a daughter in the Green Bay area, but kept close ties throughout the years with the Florence community. At the age of 62, Stanley retired and it became their permanent home.
Stanley continued to self-educate himself his entire life. He had a never-ending thirst for knowledge. If he had a question, he didn't give up until he had an answer. As the years passed, he had many more answers than questions. Stanley possessed a Masters Degree in Life. Stanley was always willing to share what he had learned. He was fondly nicknamed "The Wizard" because others thought he knew so much about a wide variety of subjects. He liked nothing better than to engage in a good debate on any one of them. Family, friends, and even strangers referred by them, sought his advice on everything from the fishing and hunting report, to his weather prediction, to how to fix a pump or how to drive a sand point, to gardening. His garage door was always open to anyone who needed to borrow anything or needed a hand with a project. Stanley had the ability to "witch" water and any skepticism could be waylaid with countless examples of his skill around Lake Emily and the Keyes Lake area.
Stanley was well known for his picturesque garden (known as "The Give Away Garden"). People enjoyed just looking at it. In recent years, it seemed to be the barometer by which Stanley measured his capability, giving it an even greater importance. His son Ken worked side by side with him on "The Ponderosa" to enable Stanley to maintain his own high standards. Ken will continue to tend and harvest the garden this season in his father's memory.
In the four years following Elinor's passing, Stanley stayed strong and courageously lived his life as fully as fate allowed. He conquered many challenges with grit and sheer determination. He always strived to make her and his family proud. Words cannot express his success at that endeavor.
Stanley is survived by his children, Art Gauthier, Ken Gauthier, and Gail Busch; daughter-in-law, Judy Gauthier; and son-in-law, Jerry Busch; honorary children in Stanley's heart, Ken's soulmate Denise Morelli (son, Jimmy) and Steve Blank; very special friends, Carole and Bernie Englebert. He is further survived by his nine grandchildren, Jeff Gauthier (Maggie O'Donnell), Mike Gauthier (Denise), Mark Gauthier (Debbie), Jennifer Gauthier, Brenda Busch (fiance Todd Santoro), Patrick Gauthier (Anissa), Jill Lawrence (Brendan), Amy Duprey (Don), Brent Busch (Lori); and 13 great-grandchildren, Sarah, Stephanie, Collin, Brett, Hayden, Alexis, Jacob, Jonathon, Katie, Ellie, Javon, Alyiah and Jessica. Also surviving him is a brother, Earl Gauthier (Arlene); and three sisters, Genevieve Kozicki, Jean Trinka (special friend, Al Pietila) and Shirley Maurina (Al); brother-in-law, Virden Hartman (Alice); and sister-in-law, Geraldine Gauthier. He will be missed by many nieces and nephews who counted on him to be the family historian.
As well as Elinor and his parents, Stanley was preceded in death by his eldest son, Jerome Gauthier; a daughter-in-law, Carol Gauthier; an infant granddaughter, Deborah Gauthier; and an infant great-granddaughter, Hana Busch. Also preceding him in death were his brothers, Floyd Gauthier (Ceil), Clifford Gauthier; and sisters, Bernice Novak (Tony), Maxine Hartman, Alvira Nowak (Dan) and Geraldine Bettini (John); brothers-in-law, Walter Koski, Lornie Kozicki, Norman Trinka; Elinor's parents, Jack and Josephine O'Claire; and her brothers, John (Agnes), Francis and Donald.
In accordance with his wishes, Stanley will be cremated and there will be no visitation. A graveside service will be held at 11:30 a.m., July 19, 2008, at St. Mary's Cemetery on Cemetery Road, CR-N and Old CR-N. A Remembering/Sharing Time will follow at St. Mary's Catholic Church, 308 Florence Ave., Florence, Wis.
The love of family is a blessing, but the love of friends who love you like family is priceless. Stanley's greatest legacy will be that he lived his life in a way that attracted so very many of that type of friend. Thank you all for the gift. You know who you are.

 

Routhieaux, Alice M.
 

Alice M. Routhieaux, 94, Appleton, formerly of Green Bay, passed away June 28, 2008. She was born on Jan. 25, 1914, in Door County to the late Joseph and Juslain (Daoust) Lu Maye. On June 26, 1934, Alice married Wille Routhieaux at St. Peter Church in the Town of Lincoln. He preceded her in death on March 19, 2000. Alice was employed by Amity Leather Company, H.L. Green Variety Store, and for many years at Zuider Zee Supper Club. She enjoyed playing cards, sewing, knitting and crocheting.

Survivors include two sons, Darrel (Vivian) Routhieaux, Anderson, S.C.; Ronald (Ann) Routhieaux, Neenah; 13 grandchildren, Alan, Edwin, Angie, Ed, Chuck, Vicki, Rick, Mary, Debbie, Diana, Kathy, Lynn and Ronald Jr.; 37 great-grandchildren; 22 great-great-grandchildren. She is also survived by one sister, Vernil Balza, Green Bay; one sister-in-law, Mathilda Tebon, Neenah; many nieces and nephews.

In addition to her husband and her parents, she was preceded in death by her brother, Jule Tebon; one sister and brother-in-law, Virginia (Harold) Polecheck; two brothers-in-law, Edward Balza and Fred Routhieaux; two sisters-in-law, Laura Le Fevre and Lucy Junio.
Friends may call at Proko-Wall Funeral Home, 1630 E. Mason St. on Tuesday from 3 to 7 p.m. Funeral service 7 p.m. at the funeral home with Msgr. Roy Klister. Entombment in the Shrine of the Good Shepherd Mausoleum, Bay Settlement. Online condolences may be sent to the Routhieaux family at www.prokowall.com.
Grandma, we will miss you so much. You have given us so many wonderful memories that we will cherish forever. You will be in our hearts forever.
Love,
Your Grandchildren

 

Tenor, Kathleen Ann (De Greef)
 

Kathleen Ann (De Greef) Tenor, 52, Green Bay, entered eternal peace on June 29, 2008, while surrounded by the love of her family at her side, after a courageous nine year battle with melanoma cancer. Born on June 10, 1956, in Green Bay, she is the daughter of Gloria (VanderMeuse) Lindow and the late Norbert De Greef. She married Pete Tenor on Sept. 20, 1974, at St. Mary's of the Angels, and he preceded her in death on Aug. 22, 2002. She was employed by Crest International for 15 years before becoming ill. Kathy will be remembered as a great mom and grandma. She was an avid Packers fan, animal lover, and enjoyed playing Sheepshead and crocheting. Kathy also enjoyed many outdoor activities such as camping. Her greatest joy was spending time with her family — especially with her grandsons, who were the joy of her life.

Kathy is survived by two daughters, Jenn (Jamie) Garvey, Freedom; Katie Tenor, Green Bay; her son, Jesse "Buck" Tenor, Green Bay; four grandsons, Alex and Zachary Garvey, Dylan Tenor, and Jake. She is further survived by her mother, Gloria Lindow, Green Bay; one sister, Linda (Carl) Holmes, New Franken; one brother, Robert (Barbara) De Greef, Maribel; in-laws, James Sr. (Mary) Tenor, Mike (Mary) Tenor, Diane (Les) Knight, Jim Jr. (Chris) Tenor, Jeff Tenor, Jesse (Cyndee) Conard, and Tamara Conard, all of Green Bay; special uncle, Butch; three godchildren, Dan Holmes, Aprile Holmes, and Jeanine Tenor; many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and cousins, all extended family, and friends; loving canine friend, Misty.

She was preceded in death by her husband; father, Norbert De Greef; one sister, Lori De Greef; stepfather, Lefty Lindow; mother-in-law, Dolly Tenor; one brother-in-law, Mark Tenor; and canine friends, Mono, Foxy, and Malibu.
Visitation at MALCORE (East) Funeral Home, University Ave. at Baird St., Tuesday (today) from 4 to 8 p.m. Visitation will continue Wednesday at MALCORE (East) Funeral Home until the procession to church. Funeral 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Our Lady of Lourdes, 1307 Lourdes Ave., with Rev. Tim Shillcox, O. Praem., officiating. Burial at Holy Cross Cemetery.
Kathy would like to extend a special thanks to Dr. Albertine and his staff at UW-Madison. They would also like to thank Dr. Jules Blank, and the entire staff at St. Vincent, as well as Unity Hospice for all of their care and support for Kathy and her family during her illness.
Please visit www.malcorefuneralhome.com to send online condolences to the Tenor family.

 

7/2/2008 Herald Times Reporter

DeWitt, Luke

 

Luke DeWitt, age 70, of 1313 W. Walnut Drive, Sturgeon Bay, died early on Monday, June 30, 2008, at his residence, after a battle with cancer.

Luke was born on Nov. 28, 1937, in Algoma, a son of the late Seraphin M. and Anna Mae (Kinard) DeWitt. He attended St. Luke Catholic School, and Washington High School, Two Rivers, where he graduated with the class of 1957. Luke worked for Peterson Builders Incorporated (P.B.I.) of Sturgeon Bay for many years, and later worked as an electrician for Marinette Marine of Marinette, Mich., retiring in 2003. Luke was an avid trapshooter, and enjoyed competing in many leagues and tournaments over the years; he also enjoyed fishing and hunting with his dad and brothers; and spending time at their hunting shack in Argon.

Survivors include two daughters and sons-in-law: Vicki and Chris Suettinger, Two Rivers, and Julie and Dave Capraro, Montana; two sons and a daughter-in-law: Serphin and Sherry DeWitt, and Jeffrey DeWitt and special friend, Christine Henschel, all of Brillion; five grandchildren: Kaylee Suettinger; Robert Kutil; Rebecca Kutil and special friend, James Frenz; Brett Kutil; and Ty DeWitt; two great-grandchildren; and Goddaughter: Robin Huempfner. He is further survived by three brothers and sisters-in-law: Seraphin "Snooker" and Pat DeWitt; Donald and Pat DeWitt; and Dennis Sr. and Ann DeWitt, all of Two Rivers; many nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, other relatives and friends.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, July 3, 2008, at Knollwood Chapel Mausoleum, Highway 310, Manitowoc. The Rev. William G. O'Brien will officiate at the service, with entombment to follow in the mausoleum.
The family will greet relatives and friends at Knollwood Chapel Mausoleum, after 9 a.m. on Thursday until the time of service at 10:30 a.m. There will be no visitation this evening.
Deja & Martin Funeral Chapels, 1506 18th St., Two Rivers, is assisting the DeWitt family with funeral arrangements.
Luke's family would like to extend a special thank you to United Limited Partner Hospice Care, especially Ida and Lauren; Carol and Chris Demmin; and Carol Therrein for their extraordinary care and compassion shown to Luke and our family throughout his illness.
Herald Times Reporter
July 2, 2008

7/2/2008 GBPG

Lindsay, Alice
 

Alice Lindsay, 78, Green Bay, was welcomed into heaven on Monday, June 30, 2008, peacefully at home with her family by her side. Born in Marinette, Wis., she was the daughter of the late Louis and Pearl (Duquaine) Diebels. She attended Goodman grade and middle school, and was a 1947 graduate of Lincoln High School in Wisconsin Rapids. Her training was at St. Mary's Hospital School of Nursing in Milwaukee followed by Glenwood School of Nursing in Minneapolis. She worked for Dr. Pinegar in Marinette and also practiced psychiatric nursing in Rochester, Mich., and Minneapolis, Minn. She married Lester "Bud" Lindsay on May 24, 1952, at SS. Peter & Paul Catholic Church in Wisconsin Rapids. The couple lived in Milwaukee and moved to Green Bay in 1957. Her dreams for her family were that they would maintain a loving unity where they depend on one another, be there for one another and take care of each other. Alice was an active member at St. Agnes, where she taught C.C.D. classes and participated in Core weekends, Renew, Marriage Encounter, and Cursillo. She and Bud hosted inner city youth in their home through Operation Friendship of Chicago. They were members of the Suntime Dance Club, volunteered at Paul's Pantry and did many random acts of kindness. Alice treasured her friendships with her involvement in several organizations some of which include the Ski Club of Green Bay, golfing at Crystal Springs, swimming at the Y.M.C.A., her bridge club, and weekend getaway with the girls.

She is survived by five children, Ann (the late Jack) Washington, Allouez; Mark (Cathy Williquette) Lindsay, Green Bay; Mary Beth (Tim) Wendt, De Pere; Toni (Michael) Davis, Allouez; Lori (George) Kilsdonk, Mosinee; grandchildren, Heather (Jay) Schmidt, Jarrod, Austin and Whitney Washington, Tyler and Hanna Lindsay, Nicole (Cem) Zengin, Lindsay Harmon, Melissa Allen, Stacy (Brian) Marrano, Doug (Michele) Wendt, Colin, Byron, Camille and Alex Davis, Jordan and Emma Kilsdonk; great-grandchildren, Morgen, Ariana, Sofia, Noah, and Okan; one brother, Bill (Kay) Diebels, Juneau, Alaska; sister-in-law, Jayne Lindsay, Oshkosh; nieces and nephews; dear family member, Marge (Les) Montie, Menominee, Mich.; other relatives and many friends.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Bud; son-in-law, Jack Washington; and brother-in-law, John Lindsay.
Friends may call at MALCORE (West) Funeral Home, 1530 West Mason Street; from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday (this evening). Wake service 7:30 p.m. this evening at the funeral home. Thursday visitation will continue at ST. AGNES Church, 1484 Ninth Street, from 10 a.m. until the time of the funeral Mass. Funeral Thursday 11 a.m. at the church with Rev. John Van Deuren officiating. Entombment in Allouez Chapel Mausoleum.
The Lindsay family would like to extend a special thank you to Dr. Paul Koch, Dr. Jerry Winkler, Unity Hospice, Father John Van Deuren and Karen Nantelle for their faith-filled kindness and compassionate care.
Visit www.malcorefuneralhome to send an online condolence.

 

Tenor, Kathleen Ann (De Greef)
 

Kathleen Ann (De Greef) Tenor, 52, Green Bay, entered eternal peace on June 29, 2008, while surrounded by the love of her family at her side, after a courageous nine year battle with melanoma cancer.

Visitation will continue Wednesday at MALCORE (East) Funeral Home, University Ave. at Baird St., until the procession to church. Funeral 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Our Lady of Lourdes, 1307 Lourdes Ave., with Rev. Tim Shillcox, O. Praem, officiating. Burial at Holy Cross Cemetery.

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

 

Thibaudeau, Milton "Milt" S.
 

Milton "Milt" S. Thibaudeau, 94, Green Bay, died Monday, June 30, 2008, at a local health care facility. Born in Green Bay, July 27, 1913, he is the son of the late Simon and Anna (Van Rite) Thibaudeau. Milt married the former Mildred Rose Gay, Oct. 29, 1935, at St. John the Evangelist Church, in Green Bay, and she preceded him in death Aug. 15, 1970. He later married the former T. Mildred Libal Gasche, April 21, 1977, and she preceded him in death, Dec. 27, 2006. Milt worked at the Sturgeon Bay Shipyard during World War II, as well as the Hotel Northland as a Bellhop. He later worked for UWGB as a maintenance man until his retirement. Milt enjoyed drawing, his flower garden, dancing, and bird watching. He was a lifelong member of St. Mary of the Angels Church.

Milt is survived by his five children and their spouses, Joan (Alfred "Buck") McAllister, Gerald (Judy) Thibaudeau, Ralph (Joan) Thibaudeau, all of Green Bay; Donna (Dale) Stary, Las Vegas, Nev.; and Mary (Clyde) Hansen, Oconto; 20 grandchildren, Candace Simons, Vicki Liebergen, Alfred McAllister, Jr., Amy Villareal, Kim Skar, Lisa Haertl, Jodi Ward, Kristen Finendael, Dan McAllister, Keith and Melissa Thibaudeau, Patrick Thibaudeau, Debra Benz, Jim Thibaudeau, Cheryl Stary Webb, Scott Stary, Greg Stary, Robin Kuehl, Rob, Joe, and Kathy Hansen; great-grandchildren, Blair Renel, Tyler Simmons, Dustin McAllister, Samantha England, Stepahanie, Joshua, and Ashley Villareal, Amanda Skar, Andrew and Jessilyn Piontek, Rikki, Kambria, and Hunter Ward, Jordan and Zachary McAllister, Christopher, Jacob and Jennifer Finendael, Brianna and Madison Thibaudeau, Autumn Kamps, Justin Benz, Stephanie, Jonathan, Aaron, Ryan, Andrew, Nathan, Cole, and Morgan Thibaudeau, Zachary and Tiffany Kuehl, Dominick, Austin, and Emma Hansen; five great-great-grandchildren, Steven, Sophia, and Michael Renel, Olivia Simmons, and Kayden Piontek; stepchildren, Harlan Gasche, Calif.; Glenn Gasche, Green Bay; Gail (Robert) Kinjerski, Kewaunee; Lynn Blaha, Two Creeks; Sharon Harris, New York; 13 step-grandchildren; 24 step-great-grandchildren; four step-great-great-grandchildren; sisters-in-law, Elsie DeBooth, Green Bay; and Dorothy Thibaudeau, Oneida, N.Y.; many nieces and nephews.

Milt was preceded in death by his parents; two spouses; four grandchildren, Randall and Russell McAllister, Keith Stary, Karen Hansen; three brothers and their spouses, Earl (Rose) (Gladys), Leo (Elizabeth), and Gilbert Thibaudeau; three sisters and their spouses, May (Frank) Gallagher, Anna (Joseph) Nys, and Mabel (Jack) Draye; stepsons-in-law, James Blaha and Thomas Harris.
Visitation at MALCORE (East) Funeral Home, University Ave. at Baird Street, Friday from 2 to 6 p.m. Parish wake service 5:30 p.m. Friday. Saturday's visitation will continue at the funeral home from 8 a.m. until the time the procession leaves for the funeral. Funeral Mass 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Mary of the Angels Church with the Rev. Thomas Wojciechowski, OFM officiating. Entombment at Allouez Chapel Mausoleum. Visit www.malcorefuneralhome.com to send an online condolence to the family.
The family would like to extend a special thanks to the staff of Bornemann's CBRF North especially Kelly, Ann, and Sally and Unity Hospice, especially Michelle and Sarah for their wonderful care of Milt and our family.

7/2/2008 Post Crescent

Fahrenkrug, Edmund G.
 

Edmund Fahrenkrug, 81, Neenah, died Tuesday, July 1, 2008, at his home with his family by his side. He was born February 22, 1927, in Neenah, son of Gustave and Frances (Hackstock) Fahrenkrug. Ed married Helen Bellin, May 30, 1947, at St. Mary's Catholic Church, Menasha, and they recently celebrated 61 years of life together. He was a 1944 graduate of St. Mary's High School and was a supervisor of mechanical services at American Can Company being employed there for 44 years prior to his retirement. He was a member of St. Gabriel Catholic Church, Neenah; 3rd degree Nicolet Council #1838, Knights of Columbus and 4th degree Allouez Assembly #1199, of the Knights of Columbus. He was a U. S. Army veteran of World War II and was a member of the American Legion Hawley-Dieckhoff Post #33, Neenah. He was an avid Packers and Cubs fan and loved to fish and hunt.

Ed is survived by his wife, Helen; his children: Larry (Joyce) Fahrenkrug, Roswell, GA; Timothy Fahrenkrug, Lake Tomahawk and Julie (Doug) Johnson, Campbellsport; six grandchildren: Lisa Fahrenkrug, Roswell, GA; Lauren Fahrenkrug, Raleigh, NC; Peter (Tracy) Fahrenkrug, Neenah; Andy Fahrenkrug, Appleton; Jordan and Kelsey Johnson, both of Campbellsport; a brother, Vernon Fahrenkrug, Detroit and three great-grandchildren: Aquinnah and Alex Fahrenkrug and Avery Kener; numerous nieces and nephews.

Ed was preceded in death by his parents; 8 brothers and sisters: Franklin, Carl and Myron Fahrenkrug, Gretchen Howley, Carola Nygren, Mary Zielinski, Maurelia Godhardt and Dorothy Chouinard.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, July 7, 2008, at St. Gabriel Church with Fr. Richard Allen officiating. Interment will be in Oak Hill Cemetery, Neenah. Friends may call at the Kessler Funeral Home from 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday and at the church from 10:00 a.m. Monday until the time of the mass. A prayer service will be held at 7 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Members of the Nicolet Counsel #1838 Knights of Columbus will pray the rosary at 10:15 a.m. Monday in the church. Military honors will be performed by members of the Hawley Dieckhoff American Legion Post #33 following the services at the church. In lieu of flowers, a memorial has been established.
The family wishes to extend a special thank you to Dr. Curtis Baltz and his staff and the staff at Theda Care Hospice for their care and compassion for Ed.
Kessler Funeral Home
& Cremation Services
Neenah 920-722-6464

7/3/2008 Post Crescent

Dachelet, Darlene M.
 

Darlene M. Dachelet, Neenah, age 62, went to be with her Lord and Savior on Tuesday, July 1, 2008. She was born August 5, 1945, in Winneconne, daughter of the late Edwin and Lauretta (Strube) Johnson. Darlene graduated from Winneconne High School. She was employed in various administrative/secretarial functions in Milwaukee. Darlene then owned and operated Gloria Jean's Coffee in Appleton and Green Bay for 21 years. She enjoyed travelling, Christian concerts, dining out and going to the Theatre. Darlene was a faithful servant to the local bird and squirrel visitors in her yard. She was an active member of Faith United Methodist Church of Neenah where she served on the Lay Care Ministry and served as an Usher.

Survivors include her husband of 42 years, Darrell Dachelet; two sons: Steven (Lori) Dachelet, Greenville; Peter Dachelet and fiance, Katrina Kloehn, New Haven , Connecticut; four grand dogs: Boogie, Pizzazz, Celly, Brady; two grand cats, Buster and Tila; a sister, Mary Jane Spangler, Marshall, WI; two brothers: Richard Johnson, Winneconne; Ronnie (Marilyn) Johnson, Omro.

She was preceded in death by a brother, Dwayne Johnson.
Memorial services will be held at 4 p.m. on Monday, July 7, 2008, at Faith United Methodist Church, Rev. Mary Council-Austin and Rev. Don Olm officiating. Visitation will be at the church on Monday from 1 p.m. until the time of services. Interment will be in Winneconne Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the Retired Greyhound Athletes.
WESTGOR
FUNERAL HOME
1140 Appleton Road
Menasha 920-720-0314

7/4/2008 GBPG

Mancheski, Felix A.
 

Felix A. Mancheski, 90, Denmark, died peacefully at a local nursing home Wednesday morning, July 2, 2008. He was born January 26, 1918, in Pine Grove, Wis., son of the late Andrew and Josephine (Rosmarynoski) Mancheski.

Felix married the former Esther Pieschek at SS. Cyril & Methodius Catholic Church in the Town of Eaton. His wife preceded him in death May 9, 2006. They had been married 58 years. Felix farmed his entire life. He also had been employed at Dufecks Manufacturing and Mirro Aluminum. Felix prayed the Rosary daily and enjoyed gardening and reminiscing about his early days in a large family. Felix was proud of his Polish heritage and passed it on to his children and grandchildren.

He is survived and lovingly remembered by his sons and daughters-in-law, Ronald (Alice) and Sherman (Shirley), with whom he resided; Grandchildren, Paul (fiancee Judy Lawrence), Aaron (Tracey), Andy (Sara), Mark (Michelle), Sarah (fiance Mike Meyer), Jennifer, Jeff (special friend Sara Schuette), Robert (special friend Jennifer Christensen); four great-grandchildren, Zachary, Alexander, Madison and Marisa. He is also survived by two sisters, Rosalie Herriges and Irene Ronsman; a brother, Aloyise Mancheski; in-laws, Mildred Pieschek, Frances Kudick, Alex (Rita) Pieschek and Betty Ann Pieschek; as well as nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by a son, Norman; his brothers and sisters, Martin, Henry, Mary, Johanna, Nostic, Ben, Regina, Eva, Genevieve, Joe, John (his twin) and their spouses and members of his wife's family.
Friends may call at the Proko-Wall Funeral Home, 1630 E. Mason St., from 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday and after 9:30 a.m. Monday at St. James Catholic Church in Cooperstown until time of Mass. Parish Wake service 7 p.m. Sunday, Mass of Christian Burial 10:30 a.m. Monday at the church with the Rev. Ron Colombo officiating. Burial in the church cemetery. Online condolences may be sent to Felix's family at www.prokowall.com.
Felix's family extends a sincere thank you to Janice Becker, Frank Bradley, Dr. James of Unity Hospice and the staff of Bornemann Nursing Home for their care and concern.

 

Prilepp, Donna Mae
 

Donna M. Prilepp, age 63, passed away Wednesday, July 2, 2008, at home surrounded by her loving family after a courageous battle with a recurrence of pancreatic cancer. She was born May 6, 1945, to Angeline (Metoxen) Brocker and the late Melvin Brocker. On August 17, 1963, she was united in marriage to Carl Prilepp in Oneida.

Donna loved to crochet, enjoyed bowling, reading, bird watching, time spent with her family, and traveling with her husband. Donna was a member of Emmanuel Lutheran Church, where she was a Sunday School Teacher and part of the catechism program. She was also a member of Oneida Red Hatters. Throughout the years, Donna worked at Judy's Beauty Shop, Miller's Department Store, Chilton Toys, Sears Jewelry Department, JC Penny and Oneida One Stop. She was active in scouting for many years beginning with her children and continuing on with her grandchildren. Donna had a collection of glass paperweights and frog ornaments.

She is survived by: her husband, Carl; her children: Lisa Everson , Seymour; Leigh Ann Linsmeyer, Seymour; Brian Prilepp, Seymour; Lori (Sean) Lemerand, Freedom; and Christopher (Tracy) Prilepp, Seymour; 14 grandchildren: Jacob, Scott and Mitchell Everson; Adam, Daniel and Nicholas Linsmeyer; Makayla, Jared and Jordyn Prilepp; Alexis, Arianna and Ashley Lemerand; Brianna and Braeden Prilepp; one great-grandson, Isaac Prilepp; her mother, Angeline Brocker, Oneida; sisters and brothers: Margaret (Larry) Schroeder, Oneida; Melvin C. Brocker, Ill.; John (Jill) Brocker, Seymour; Carl (Debbie) Brocker, Oneida; Jacob (Kathy) Satterlee, Green Bay; Arlene (Butch) Davis, Texas; Jo Bailey, Calif.; brother-in-law William Van Boxtel, Oneida, and many nieces and nephews.
Donna was preceded in death by her father, Melvin; two infant sisters; one sister Barbara Van Boxtel; sister-in-law Barbara Brocker, brother-in-law Fred Bailey, father- and mother-in-law, Robert and Dora Prilepp.
Friends may call at Muehl-Boettcher Funeral Home, Seymour, on Monday, July 7, 2008, from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. with the Oneida Singers at 6:30 p.m. Visitation will continue on Tuesday, July 8, 2008, at Emmanuel Lutheran Church in Seymour from 9:30 a.m. until funeral services at 11 a.m. with Pastor Roland Lindeman and Deacon Bobby Doxtator officiating. Burial will be at Emmanuel Lutheran Cemetery, Seymour. Online condolences may be expressed at www.muehlboettcher.com.
A special thank you to Unity Hospice, Dr. Jaslowski and staff, Deacon Bobby Doxtator, Pastor Roland Lindeman and Muehl-Boettcher Funeral Home for all their care and support.

7/2/2008 Post Crescent

Hoffmann, June P.
 

June P. Hoffmann, age 79, of Manawa, passed away at her residence on Thursday, July 3, 2008. She was born on June 21, 1929 in Manawa, daughter of the late Frank and Gladys (Guerin) Kosmerchock. On October 8, 1949, she married Oscar Hoffmann at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Manawa. June enjoyed golfing and her flower garden.

She was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Manawa and their Altar Society.

She is survived by her husband of 58 years, Oscar; four sons: Paul; Thomas (Dori); Dennis (Barb); Kirt (Molly); nine grandchildren: Nisi (Dave) Duvall; Aaron (Emily) Hoffmann; Dayla (Frank) Jaeger; Malia (John) Rousseau; Niki; Colton (Ashley) Hoffmann; Kyle; Jeremy; Kirsten; eight great-grandchildren: Adeline June; Josephine; Jackson; Jaden; Jolie; Jamison; Sawyer; Jurnie; a sister, Joyce Kosmerchock; a brother, Laverne (Jerri) Kosmerchock; a sister-in-law, Alice Kosmerchock. She is further survived by nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her brothers: Mayford and Dick; sisters: Lorraine Lenard and Ruth Librizzi.
A special thank you to the Theda Care Hospice staff, for their care and concern of June.
The Funeral Mass for June will be held on Saturday, July 5, 2008, at 2 p.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Manawa with Fr. Bert Samsa OFM Cap officiating. Burial will be in the Little Wolf Cemetery in the Town of Little Wolf. Friends may call directly at the church on Saturday from noon until the time of the service.
Cline-Hanson-Dahlke
176 N. Bridge St.
Manawa 920-596-2500
www.clinehansondahlke
funeralhomes.com

7/5/2008 Post Crescent

Weyenberg, Loretta
 

Loretta Weyenberg, 94, Grand Chute, passed away on Wednesday evening, July 2, 2008, at Brewster Village Nursing Home. She was born in Little Chute, on Aug. 26, 1913, daughter of the late Martin and Elizabeth (Van Handel) De Bruin. On May 8, 1934, she married William Weyenberg and celebrated 55 wonderful years with him before he preceded her in death on Feb. 9, 1990. Loretta worked at Doering's Super-Value and volunteered as a crossing guard. She enjoyed reading, gardening, cooking and baking wonderful pies.

She is survived by her children, Marvin (Beverly) Weyenberg, Green Bay; Glenn (Joyce) Weyenberg, Kaukauna; Joan (Carl) Schumacher, Kimberly; Joyce Bauman, Kaukauna; daughter-in-law, Charlene Weyenberg, Little Chute; 14 grandchildren, Dean (Dawn) Weyenberg, Susan and Bruce Weyenberg, Kim (James) Swinghamer, Kay (Brian) Walcheck, Lori (Jon) Kuether, Mark (Karen) Weyenberg, John (Jennifer) Weyenberg, Wendy Bauman, Tammy (Pat) Coffey, Bill (Krista) Bauman, Tony Weyenberg, Tiffany (Chad) Vosters, Troy (Stacy) Weyenberg; and 22 great-grandchildren.

In addition to her parents and her beloved husband, William Sr., she was preceded in death by her son, William Jr.; and brothers, Joseph, Peter, Raymond and Martin.
Funeral Liturgy for Loretta will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, July 7, 2008, at Holy Cross Catholic Church, 309 Desnoyer Street, Kaukauna, with Father Tom Pomeroy officiating. Friends will be received at church from 9 a.m. until the time of Mass. Entombment will be in Highland Memorial Park, Appleton.
The family would like to extend a special thank you to everyone at Brewster Village for the wonderful care you gave to our mom. Words cannot express our gratitude.
Fargo Funeral Home
400 W. Wisconsin Avenue
Kaukauna
920-766-6200
Online Condolences:
www.wichmannfargo.com

7/6/2008 GBPG

Gouin, Albert P.
 

Albert P. Gouin, 82, Bellevue resident, died early Saturday morning July 5, 2008, at his home following a brief illness. He was born in Isabella, Mich., April 26, 1926, to the late Oliver and Mary (Turan) Gouin. Albert served in the U.S. Navy during World War II from 1944 until his discharge in 1946. He married the former Fern Cayemberg on Aug. 3, 1946, in Nahma, Mich. Albert was employed by VanBoxtel Ford from 1950 until his retirement in 1985. He worked as a mechanic and served as president of the local UAW. Following retirement he drove vehicles for Dorsch Ford. Albert was a member of the D.A.V. and the American Legion. He was dedicated to his family and enjoyed camping, hunting and fishing. Albert was a member of Resurrection Parish.

He is survived by his wife, Fern and their ten children, Bob (Connie) Gouin, Mary Greenwood, Ron (Diane) Gouin, Susan (Gary) Mikol, Linda (Ken) Herman, All of Green Bay; Dave (Mary Jo) Gouin, Marshfield, Wis.; Mike (Susan ) Gouin, Pewaukee, Wis.; Sally (Rocky) Heiser, Tom Gouin and Patty (Bob) Belter; All of Green Bay; 29 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren; one brother, Johnny Gouin, Kalamazoo, Mich.; one sister, Rosie Pilon, Isabella, Mich.

He was preceded in death by one grandchild, Elizabeth; one son-in-law, John; nine brothers and one sister.
Friends may call at Proko-Wall Funeral Home, 1630 E. Mason St. from, 4 to 8 p.m. Monday and after 9:30 a.m. Tuesday at Resurrection Catholic Church 333 Hilltop, until the time of Mass. Parish wake service 7:30 p.m. Monday. Mass of Christian Burial 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at the church with the Rev. Paul Demuth and Rev. Patrick Beno concelebrating. Entombment to follow in the Allouez Chapel Mausoleum. Online condolences may be sent to the Gouin family at www.prokowall.com. In lieu of other expressions of sympathy a memorial fund has been established in Albert's name.
The Gouin family would like to extend their sincere thanks to the nurses and staff of Aurora VNA. Their care and consideration was greatly appreciated.

 

Motiff, Janice R.
 

Janice R. Motiff, Allouez, entered eternal peace unexpectedly on Wednesday July 2, 2008, while surrounded by the love of her family at her side. She was born on Nov. 28, 1932, to the late John and Verna (Petiniot) Junio. Janice was a 1950 graduate of St. Joseph Academy, Green Bay, and a 1958 graduate of St. Norbert College, DePere, with a degree in Business Education. Janice married Jan Motiff on June 20, 1959, at St. Francis Xavier Cathedral, Green Bay. She was a member of St. Matthew Catholic Parish, where she was an active volunteer. Janice taught a variety of business courses at NWTC for several years and was a tutor with the Literacy Council. She also volunteered her time for St. Vincent De Paul and St. Vincent Hospital. Janice was an avid bridge player, loved to work in her flower garden and cherished the time spent with her family.

Janice is survived by her husband, Jan; and daughters, Tricia (Daniel) Stearns, Madison; Tami Motif, Oregon; and Tracy (Randy) Muesbeck, Menasha. She is furthered survived by her brother and sister-in-law, Jack (Barbara) Junio, DePere; brothers-in-law, George (Mary) Motiff, Kentucky; Lee (Norma) Vannes, Florida; nieces, nephews, other relatives and many dear friends.

She is preceded in death by her father-in-law and mother-in-law, George and Estelle Motiff; and her sister-in-law, Toni Vannes.
Gathering time with family and friends will be held at Schauer & Schumacher Funeral Home, 340 South Monroe Avenue, on Monday July 7, 2008, from 4 to 7 p.m. and will be followed by a Vigil Service with Pastoral Associate Ann Froelich. Visitation will continue on Tuesday, July 8, 2008, at St. Matthew Catholic Church, 130 St. Matthew Street, from 10 a.m. until the Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m. with Father David Baeten officiating. Entombment will be in Allouez Catholic Mausoleum.
To light a candle and express an online condolence, please visit www.schauer-schumacherfuneralhome.comSCHAUER &
SCHUMACHER
FUNERAL HOME

 

Summers Jr., Wesley Brian
 

Wesley Brian Summers Jr., 77, Oneida, died Monday evening, June 30, 2008, at the Anna John Nursing Home in Oneida. In Accordance with his wishes cremation will take place and no services will be held. Please call the RYAN FUNERAL HOME, (336-3171) De Pere with any questions.

7/6/2008 Post Crescent

Bavinck, Cornelis D. "Dutch"
 

Cornelis D. Bavinck, age 85, of Neenah, passed away Thursday, July 3, 2008. He was born on November 17, 1922, in Weesp, Holland; son of the late Dirk and Marretje (De Greef) Bavinck. On April 12, 1950, he was united in marriage to Mary Rietveld. Cornelis and Mary moved to Wisconsin from Holland in 1952. He retired from the Neenah Foundry after working there for 30 years.

He is survived by his wife, Mary Bavinck; his children: Mari, Pat (Roger), Casey (Paula), Gerry, Tony, Bob and Cathy (Dan); 14 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held on Tuesday, July 8, 2008, at 5 p.m. at Westgor Funeral Home, Neenah. Visitation will be held on Tuesday at the funeral home from 3-5 p.m.
His family would like to thank the staff of Hospice for all their support.
WESTGOR FUNERAL HOME
205 W. Doty Ave.
Neenah 920-722-7151

6/8 2008  GBPG

Freeman, Donna C.
 

Donna C. Freeman, 58, Green Bay, died unexpectedly, Sunday, July 6, 2008. She was born Dec. 29, 1949, in Los Angeles, Calif., to Raymond and Emma (Madison) Biemeret. While in California, Donna worked as an LPN and realtor. Donna and her family moved to Green Bay to be near her extended family. With Donna's 20 years in Green Bay she left her mark on the community in many ways. She played an integral role in establishing the Green Bay Family Resource Centers through her work with Fort Howard-Jefferson and North East Neighborhood Family Resource Centers. She was an executive director and later a board member at the Multi-Cultural Center of Greater Green Bay. Donna dedicated endless hours of volunteer work on behalf of children and families including volunteering through the Family Violence Center where she won Volunteer of the Year. She served on the Spiritual Assembly of the Baha'is Community of Green Bay. She also liked to garden.

She is survived by four children, Benjamin and his fiancee, Tamesha; Laurice, Darrell, Jr., Danielle; their father, Darrell Freeman, Sr.; a brother, Peter (Carol) Biemeret; nieces, nephews, other relatives and many special friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Raymond and Emma; and a brother, Arthur (who was killed in the Vietnam War).
Friends may call at Blaney Funeral Home, 1521 Shawano Ave., from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday (today). A Baha'i Prayer Service will be held at 8 p.m. Tuesday (today) followed by a Sharing of Memories. Burial will be in Fort Howard Memorial Park. To send online condolences, please go to www.BlaneyFuneral Home.com.
A memorial fund has been established in her name.
The family extends a special thank you to Unity Palliative Care for allowing Donna to keep her independence.

 

Gornall, William Milton
 

William Milton Gornall, 81, husband of Susan Roemaat Gornall, Meriden, Conn., died Tuesday, July 1, 2008, at the MidState Medical Center in Meriden. Born in Taunton, Mass., a son of the late Henry G. Gornall and the late Eva Magoon Gornall Woodward, he had been a Meriden resident for many years. Bill was a die cutter and industrial engraver and worked for and was the proprietor of several area companies until his retirement. He was a veteran of World War II, having served with the U. S. Navy on the USS ST Paul and was a member of the First Church of Christ in Wethersfield. He loved to hunt, fish, canoe, skimobile, travel, tell jokes and visit with friends.

Besides his wife, Susan, he is survived by his two sisters, Ellen (Barry) Hatch, Florida; and Evamae Dumoulin, Massachusetts; his three brothers, Harold (Dotti) Gornall, California; Rayburn (Helen) Gornall and Leroy (Dotti) Woodward, all of Massachusetts; his stepson, Gary McCole and his family, Massachusetts; a special sister-in-law, Ann Roemaat, Wisconsin; and many nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by his first wife, Dianne Gornall; a brother, George Gornall; a foster brother, Carl Efraimson; and a brother-in-law, Bill Dumoulin.
His family will receive relatives and friends in The Wallingford Funeral Home, 809 North Main Street, Ext., Wallingford, Sunday, from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. Funeral services were held Monday, July 7, at 11 a.m., directly at the First Church of Christ Wethersfield, 250 Main St., Wethersfield. Interment in Walnut Grove Cemetery in Meriden, will be private.
In lieu of flowers, gifts in his memory may be sent to the Heifer Project International, 1 World Ave., Little Rock, AR 72202.
www.wallingfordfh.com

 

Molzahn, Kenneth C.
 

Kenneth C. Molzahn, 85, Green Bay, died Sunday, July 6, 2008, at a local hospital. Born in Green Bay on Sept. 17, 1922, he is the son of the late Albert H. and Phoebe (Servais) Molzahn. Ken served in the U.S. Navy during World War II from 1941 to 1945 on the USS Stephen Potter, USS Omaha, and was on the commissioning crew of the USS Wake Island. On Sept. 4, 1954, he married the former Arlene Bourgeois at St. Louis Church, Dyckesville. Ken graduated from Seattle University in Seattle, Wash., summa cum laude in 1949. He then continued his studies and taught aquatic physics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Ken began his professional career in 1951 as an Efficiency Engineer in Green Bay for Wisconsin Public Service. In 1962, he was transferred to Wausau where he eventually became Superintendent of the Weston Power Plant. In 1971, Ken was transferred back to Green Bay where he assumed the duties of Superintendent of the Pulliam Plant until retirement. He enjoyed hunting, skiing, fishing, the Packers, dancing (ball room, round and square dancing), traveling, big band music, genealogy, computers, and especially times spent with his family.

He is survived by his beloved wife, Arlene; five children, Kenny (Laura) Molzahn, Green Bay; David (Deb) Molzahn, Green Bay; Mary (Rod) Buchholz, Green Bay; Ann (Brian) Berling, Green Bay; and Mark (Nancy) Molzahn, Appleton; 13 grandchildren, Peter, Joey, Maggie, Daniel, Nicholas, and Michael Molzahn, Maria, Anna, and Elizabeth Buchholz, Jack and Christopher Berling, Nicole and Kyle Molzahn; one brother, Darrel (Jean) Molzahn, Green Bay; one sister, Betty Jenkel, Green Bay; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Marvin (Carol) Bourgeois, Casco; and Melvin (Rosalyn) Bourgeois, Mishicot; and many loving nieces and nephews.

He was also preceded in death by one granddaughter, Cheryl Molzahn; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Melvin (Betty), Warren (Ruth), Albert (Gerry), and James (Shirley) Molzahn, Germaine (Jack) Knapmiller.
Friends may call at MALCORE (West) Funeral Home, 1530 West Mason Street, from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, V.F.W. memorial service 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Parish wake service 7 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Thursday visitation will continue at St. Agnes Church, 1484 Ninth Street, Green Bay, from 10 a.m. until the time of the funeral. Mass of Christian Burial Thursday 11 a.m. at ST. AGNES Church with Rev. Richard Getchel officiating. Entombment in the Allouez Chapel Mausoleum.
Special thanks to staff and nurses of St. Vincent's Dialysis Center and the physicians at Bay Area Nephrology.
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.

 

Perra, Lana
 

Lana R. Perra, 64, Sturgeon Bay, passed away on July 6, 2008, at the home of her son. She was born on Sept. 3, 1943, in Green Bay, to Clarence and Elaine (Kinnard) Greenawald. She married Robert Perra in Green Bay in 1963. He preceded her in death on July 31, 1994. Lana worked at Door County Memorial Hospital in Sturgeon Bay for many years. Her smiling face will be dearly missed by her family and friends.

Survivors include a daughter, Susanne Marie Barrett, Green Bay; a son, Timothy Michael Perra, Sturgeon Bay; two grandchildren, Brianna Marie Barrett and Nicholas John Barrett; father, Clarence Greenawald, Green Bay; six sibilings, Sharon (Jack) Poole, Gary (Marlee) Greenawald, Scott (Connie) Greenawald and Gail (Don) McCartney, Jim (Wendy) Greenawald, all of Green Bay; Kay Brehmer, Sturgeon Bay.

She was preceded in death by her mother.
A visitation will be held from 3 to 6 p.m. Wednesday at the Forbes Funeral Home. A memorial fund has been established in her name.
Online condolences may be offered from www.forbesfuneralhome.com.
The family wishes to thank Unity Hospice for their kind heart and kind help. A special thanks to ThermaTronx for their understand and help.

 

Kenneth T. Coenen
 

Deacon Kenneth T. Coenen, age 76, of 2803 38th St., Two Rivers, died early on Sunday morning, July 6, 2008, at Aurora BayCare Medical Center, Green Bay.

He was born on Jan. 1, 1932, in Two Rivers, son of the late Benedict and Gladys (Panure) Coenen. Ken was a graduate of Washington High School, Two Rivers, with the class of 1949. He served in the U.S. Air Force as a fireman from Jan. 9, 1950, until September of 1953. He was stationed at Travis Air Force Base in Fairfield Susan, Calif. On Jan. 5, 1952, he married the former Jean Claire LaFond at St. Lukes Catholic Church, Two Rivers. She preceded him in death on Jan. 15, 2004. He attended the Deacon Formation from 1979 until 1985 at Cardinal Strich College. Ken was employed with Hamilton Industries from 1953 until Feb. 15, 1993, retiring as a supervisor. He was then employed part-time at Klein & Stangel Funeral Home until 2003. He continued his religious services to the Catholic Church as a deacon from 1982 to retirement in 2003. He was a life member of the Knights of Columbus 1957 Chapter of which he was a past grand knight, and a member of Hamilton Management Association. He served the community through charitable love and caring for those in need, visiting sick and confined people in nursing homes, hospitals and at homes. Ken was a member of the board of directors of the Shoreline Credit Union for many years.

Survivors include one daughter and son-in-law; Nancy and Marvin Juedes, Two Rivers; three sons and two daughters-in-law: Gary and Lori Coenen, Two Rivers; Gregory and Mary Coenen, Two Rivers; and James Coenen, Two Rivers; five grandchildren: Julie Juedes; Jenny and Steve Weier; Rickey Juedes; Brittany Coenen; and Bradley Coenen; three great-grandchildren: Gabriella Weier; Julian Weier; and Natalie Weier; brothers and sisters: Emmett Coenen; Doris and Donald Koch; Wesley Coenen; Francis and Ruth Coenen; Raymond and Elaine Coenen; Dale and Gail Coenen; Sandra Coenen; and Judi and Bill Bodwin; and special friends: Tom Maruna and Jackie Whitcomb. Nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends also survive. He was also preceded in death by his mother-in-law and father-in-law: Anna and Julian LaFond; one sister: Katherine Coenen; two sisters-in-law: Ruth and Winifred Coenen; and one brother-in-law: Richard Hallada.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, July 10, 2008, at St. Peter the Fisherman Catholic Church, 3218 Tannery Road, Two Rivers. Officiating at the Mass of Christian Burial will be Bishop Robert Morneau, with the Rev. Robert Rhyner concelebrating. Assisting at the Mass will be Deacon Paul Grimm, with burial to follow at Holy Cross Cemetery.
The family will greet relatives and friends from 4 until 8 p.m. at The Klein & Stangel Funeral Home, 1420 22nd St., Two Rivers, on Wednesday, July 9, 2008, where a prayer service will be held at 7:30 p.m., led by Deacon Ken Nelesen.
Visitation will continue on Thursday morning at St. Peter the Fisherman Catholic Church, Two Rivers, from 9:30 a.m. until 10:45 a.m.
Ken enjoyed his religious affiliations, serving the people who shared this faith. He enjoyed teaching religious education for children developing their faith. He lived a life of God's love and peace. It was the same peace he shared with his wife in the final years of married love.
Peace be to all his Friends.
Herald Times Reporter
July 8, 2008

 

Joyce L. Selner
 

Joyce L. Selner, age 86, formerly of Two Rivers, died on Monday morning, July 7, 2008, at North Ridge Health & Rehabilitation Center, Manitowoc.

Joyce was born on Aug. 12, 1921, in Two Rivers, daughter of the late August and Lillian (Riha) Wilsmann. On June 16, 1978, she married Ray Selner at St. Luke Catholic Church, Two Rivers. He preceded her in death on Sept. 12, 1993. Joyce enjoyed bowling, swimming, traveling and loved dogs. She also enjoyed visiting with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Survivors include one daughter and son-in-law: JoAnne and Allan Holtz, Two Rivers; grandchildren: Guy Holtz; Holly (Scott) Anderson; Melanie (Richard) Wicihowski; Lacy Taddy; Joy (Gilbert) Herrera; Letty (Shawn) VanEss; and Ricky Holtz; great-grandchildren: Melissa and Trevor Wilson; Jessica Pauze; Ashley (Steve) McLean; Abbie Pelisek; Montana and Mattie Anderson; Carley and Carter VanEss; and Alec and Axten Taddy; one great-great-grandchild: Ava Ray McLean; one niece: Wendy Lohr; two nephews: Wes and Quinn Feuerstein; cousins: Helen Schmitt; Grace Petska; and Helen Faley; and special friends: Mary Lee Pankow and Mildred Fitch. She is further survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Joyce was preceded in death by one sister and brother-in-law: Fern and Joe Feurerstein, friends and other relatives.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, July 10, 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 Holy Cross Cemetery, Two Rivers.
The family will greet relatives and friends on Thursday, July 10, 2008, at Klein & Stangel Funeral Home from 9 a.m. until the time of service at 11 a.m.
The family would like to extend a special thank you to Dr. Gahl, the staff at North Ridge Health & Rehabilitation Center and Aurora Medical Center for their compassionate care of Joyce. She will always be in our hearts.
Herald Times Reporter
July 8, 2008

7/9/2008 GBPG

Bodart, Michael R.
 

Michael R. Bodart, 43, Easton, Penn., formerly of Brillion, died unexpectedly on Thursday, June 5, 2008, at his home. He was born on May 12, 1965, in Washington, D.C., son of Lorraine Bodart and the late Cletus Bodart. He and his wife, Catherine Hodge-Bodart were married five years in December. Michael had been a museum curator. He received a BA in History and Spanish from the University of Wisconsin, Oshkosh, and then attended the Central Michigan University graduate program in Colonial History and the Northeastern University graduate program in Public History. He was a member of the Corvair Society of America.

Survivors include his wife, Catherine; his mother, Lorraine Bodart, Brillion; a brother, Daniel Bodart and his family, Grafton; a sister Cindy Pfeffer and her family, De Pere; and other relatives and friends.

A memorial service will be held on Friday, July 11, 2008, at 7:30 p.m. at the Wieting Funeral Home in Brillion. Deacon Steve Letourneaux will officiate. Friends may call at the Wieting Funeral Home in Brillion on Friday, July 11 from 6 p.m. until the time of service.
Memorials may be made to the Brillion Nature Center Endowment Fund in Michael Bodart's name.

 

Froelich, Lily Kathryn
 

Lily Kathryn Froelich, 10 months, of Green Bay, passed away peacefully Monday, July 7, 2008, surrounded by her family, at Children's Hospital in Milwaukee. She was born Aug. 23, 2007, in Green Bay, to Tony and Stephanie (Perret) Froelich. All Lily ever knew was love. Nothing could make her smile or laugh like her 5-year old big brother, Ty. Lily just learned to walk. She loved walking in the grass and going for bike rides. She also loved playing with Oscar, her kitty. Lily was the bravest, sweetest and most beautiful baby. She would light up any room and always bring smiles to everyone around her.

She is survived by her parents, Stephanie and Tony; her big brother and best friend, Ty; her maternal grandparents, Dave and Kathy Perret, Green Bay; her paternal grandparents, Joe and Dianne Froelich, Green Bay; maternal great-grandmother, Eleanor Jossart, Luxemburg; paternal great-grandmothers, Evelyn Berg, Green Bay; and Ruth Froelich, Bellevue. She is also survived by aunts, uncles and cousins, Melanie (Matt) Lasee, Ledgeview and their children, Madelein and Miles; George (Jill) Perret, Green Bay and their children, Hannah, Emily, David, Kaitlyn and Grace; Jenny (Greg) Meisinger, Green Bay and their children, Alexandra, Christian, Aidan, Ethan; Dave (Nicole) Perret, Green Bay and their daughter, Sophia. Other survivors include great- aunts, uncles, numerous other relatives and friends.

Friends may call at Proko-Wall Funeral Home, 1630 E. Mason Street on Thursday from 4 to 8 p.m. Parish prayer service 7:30 p.m. Visitation will continue on Friday at St. Bernard Catholic Church, 2040 Hillside Lane from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial 10:30 a.m. at the church with Rev. David Pleier officiating. Entombment in the Shrine of the Good Shepherd Mausoleum. Online condolences may be sent to the Froelich family at www.prokowall.com.
In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund in Lily's name has been established.
The family would like to express a special thank you to the doctors, nurses and staff of Bellin, St. Vincent, and Children's Hospital for their care and compassion during this difficult time. Also a special thank you to our family and friends for their prayers and support.
"To our sweet angel, Lily, thank you for the best 10 months of our lives { you are in our hearts forever. We love you!"

 

Shurtz, Dallas K.
 

Dallas K. Shurtz, 89, Ashwaubenon, passed away peacefully, Tuesday, July 8, 2008, at Woodside Nursing Home. He was born Jan. 11, 1919, in Waltonville, Ill., to the late William and Susan (Taylor) Shurtz. On Aug. 5, 1940, he married LaVerne Du Fresne. They would have celebrated 68 years together in August. Dallas was employed by Fort Howard Paper Co. for 35 years. He was a member of the Quarter Century Club and the Key Club. He was a member of Nativity of Our Lord Catholic Church, a former member of the N.E.WI. Beagle Club and a volunteer for the American Red Cross.

Survivors include his wife, LaVerne; two daughters and sons-in-law, Darleen and Bob Tilot and Bonnie and Tom Coopmans; his grandchildren, Robin (Roger) Berth, Dan (Connie) Tilot, Dave Tilot, Tracy Tilot, Jim (Patti) Coopmans, Cory (Jody) Coopmans, Andy (Tracy) Coopmans, and Jodi Anne Coopmans; eight great-grandchildren; and one step- great-grandchild.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one sister and brother-in-law, Marcella and Walter Cann.
Friends may call after 10 a.m. Thursday, July 10, at Nativity of Our Lord Catholic Church, 2270 South Oneida Street, where the Mass of Christian Burial will take place at 11 a.m. with the Rev. John J. Becker officiating. Entombment will be at Allouez Catholic Mausoleum. Online condolences may be expressed at www.lyndahl.com.
The family would like to express a special thank you to the staff at Woodside Lutheran Home for their care and concern for Dallas.
Lyndahl Funeral Home
and Cremation Services
1350 Lombardi Avenue
(920) 499-1223

 

Vandekreke, Agnes M. Gigot
 

Agnes M. Gigot Vandekreke, 102, Green Bay, died on Monday, July 7, 2008. She was born in the Town of Gardner on Jan. 15, 1906, to the late August and Caroline (Rankin) Gigot. Agnes married Patrick Rohan in 1928. He preceded her in death. She later married Jack Vandekreke. He also preceded her in death.

Agnes was a seamstress in Chicago for many years. After her retirement she moved to Green Bay to be near her family. She was a fiercely independent woman. Agnes was proud of her Belgian heritage and shared many stories from her past. She was a longtime member of St. Francis Xavier Cathedral Parish.

Survivors include her brother, Harry Gigot, Green Bay; two granddaughters, Patty Roberts-Pereira and her husband, Cliff Pereira, Donna (Tom) Jones, all of California; a grandson, David Rohan; four great-grandchildren, Alyssa and Matt Pereira, Jena and Kristen Jones; nieces and nephews, other relatives and dear friends.
Preceding her in death were a son, John Rohan; daughter, Margaret Roberts; son-in-law, Allan Roberts; grandson, Michael Roberts; two sisters, Evelyn Neuville and Emily Baudhuin; two brothers, Ben and Elmer; and two sisters-in-law and two brothers-in-law.
Gathering time with family and friends will be held on Thursday, July 10, 2008, at St. Francis Xavier Cathedral, 140 S. Monroe Avenue, from 10 a.m. until the Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m. with Monsignor Roy Klister officiating. Interment will be in Allouez Catholic Cemetery.
A special thank you to the staff of Odd Fellow Nursing Home for the love and care they gave Agnes over the past nine years.
Memorials to St. Francis Xavier Cathedral would be appreciated.
SCHAUER &
SCHUMACHER
FUNERAL HOME
432-4841

7/9/2008 Post Crescent

Bodart, Michael R.
 

Michael R. Bodart, age 43, of Easton, PA, formerly of Brillion, died unexpectedly on Thursday, June 5, 2008, at his home. He was born on May 12, 1965, in Washington, D.C., son of Lorraine Bodart and the late Cletus Bodart. He and his wife Catherine Hodge-Bodart were married five years in December. Michael had been a museum curator. He received a BA in History and Spanish from the University of Wisconsin- Oshkosh, and then attended the Central Michigan University graduate program in Colonial History and the Northeastern University graduate program in Public History. He was a member of the Corvair Society of America.

Survivors include his wife Catherine; his mother Lorraine Bodart, Brillion; a brother Daniel Bodart and his family of Grafton, a sister Cindy Pfeffer and her family of De Pere, and other relatives and friends.

A memorial service will be held on Friday, July 11, 2008, at 7:30 p.m. at the Wieting Funeral Home in Brillion. Deacon Steve Letourneaux will officiate. Friends may call at the Wieting Funeral Home in Brillion on Friday, July 11 from 6 p.m. until the time of service. Memorials may be made to the Brillion Nature Center Endowment Fund in Michael Bodart's name.

 

Nolan, Marilyn Rose
 

Marilyn Rose Nolan, age 80, of Chilton, died on Monday, July 7, 2008, at her home in Chilton. She was born July 15, 1927, in Chilton, daughter of the late Roland and Elsie (Everix) Miller. Marilyn was a lifelong member of Good Shepherd Parish where she was a member of the Christian Women, Daughters of Isabella and the church choir.

As a young woman, Marilyn attended the University of Oshkosh before returning to employment at Thiel's Drugstore in Chilton, where, 63 years ago, she met her husband, Bob. She worked with Bob and their family at Nolan's Flowers and Gifts for 27 years, while also raising nine children. In her younger years, Marilyn was an avid bowler. Her greatest interests were, cooking, baking and caring for her family. She loved seeing and visiting with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Marilyn also loved her Friday afternoons with her Scrabble friends. (And was known to her family as the Scrabble Queen.) There were also many happy times spent with friends at their card parties. She enjoyed painting ornaments for her work with the Hospital Auxiliary, as well as painting oil still lives. Marilyn loved music (Willie Nelson) and dancing along to big band music with the love of her life.

Survivors include her husband, Bob; five daughters: Nancy Justinger of Menasha, Mary (Jim) Jaschob of New Holstein, Julie (Jim) Vollmer of Chilton, Jeanne (Pete) Esselman of Oshkosh, Peggy (Bob) Kees of Hilbert; four sons: Robert (Karen) Nolan of New Holstein, Patrick (Jean) Nolan of Chilton, Steven Nolan of Scottsburg, IN, Tom (Peggy) Nolan of Hilbert; 25 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; three sisters: Joan (George) Bruckner of Chilton, Nancy (Irwin) Nolan of Albuquerque, NM, Gretchen (Jim) Bloomer of Chilton; and a brother, Earl "Mike" Miller of Green Bay.
Marilyn was preceded in death by her parents; her son, Michael; in-laws: Ervin and Stella (LeMieux) Nolan, Margaret (Reiser) Nolan; great-grandson, Miles Foster Justinger; and a sister-in-law, Ina Claire (Schucht) Miller.
Funeral services will be at 11:30 a.m. Thursday, July 10, 2008, at the Good Shepherd Catholic Church (54 E. Main St) in Chilton with the Rev. Bob Kollath officiating. Burial will be in the St. Mary Catholic Cemetery. Friends may call at the Wieting Family Funeral Home (411 W. Main St.) in Chilton from 4 until 8 p.m. on Wednesday, July 9, 2008, and on Thursday at church from 10 a.m. until 11 a.m.
Mom, we'll always remember your sense of humor, kindness and soft loving hugs and kisses. So many happy memories will fill our hearts forever and bring joy to our tears. Thank you, Mom, for being such a perfect example of a Godly woman "Darn that piece of lint!"
Online Condolences
www.wietingfuneralhome.com

7/10/2008 GBPG

Smits, Leona (Reinhard)
 

Leona (Reinhard) Smits, 89, died at her home Tuesday, July 8, 2008. She was born Oct. 29, 1918, in Duck Creek, to Sylvester and Margaret (Ehlinger) Reinhard. Leona graduated from West High School with the Class of 1937. She worked at C.A. Lawton during World War II where she met Clarence "Smitty" Smits. They married on May 21, 1949, at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church. Clarence preceded her in death on Jan. 5, 1989. Leona had been the bookkeeper and secretary for the Reinhard family business, Village Green Golf Course, from 1972 until her retirement in 1997.

She is survived by four children and their spouses, Carole Christensen, Steven Smits, Becky and Tom Weber, Marilyn and Dave Brendalen; grandchildren, J. Whitaker (Amanda) Christensen, Jayson Weber, Steven Weber, Samantha Brendalen, Andrea Brendalen; a great-grandson, Maddox; one brother, Vincent Reinhard; two sisters, Theresa Farr, Catherine VanDenAvond; sisters-in-law, Ann Reinhard, Arlene Reinhard, Florence Moenssen, Betty Mae Smits, Betty Smits, Joyce Hendricks; other relatives and friends.

She was also preceded in death by her parents; two brothers, Leo and Val Reinhard; a sister and her husband, Mary and Les Jacques; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Chester Farr, Bert VanDenAvond, Marvin and Dorothy Smits, Francis Smits, Gerry Hendricks, Babe Reinhard, Sr. Clarella Smits, Maryanne and Edward Anderson.
Friends may call at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, 2597 Glendale Ave., Howard, from 10 to 11 a.m. Friday. The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Friday at the church with the Rev. John Bergstadt officiating. Entombment will be in Allouez Chapel Mausoleum. Blaney Funeral Home is assisting the family. To send on-line condolences, please go to www.BlaneyFuneralHome.com.
Leona's family extends a special thank you to everyone at Unity Hospice for their compassionate care.
A memorial fund has been established in Leona's name to benefit Unity Hospice.

 

Pokel, Jerome
 

Jerome Pokel, 73, longtime resident of the Green Bay area, passed away Monday, July 7, 2008, at a local hospital, following a short illness. He was born Nov. 9, 1934 in Plymouth, Wis., son of the late Alvin H. and Elinor (Meyer) Pokel. He graduated from Plymouth High School, where he played football, basketball and baseball. Jerry then earned a degree in Business Administration from the University of Notre Dame in South Bend, Indiana.

He co-founded Northland Cold Storage in 1957, with his family and oversaw the growth of the company until his retirement in 2001. He was a member of Ducks Unlimited, the Green Bay Area Exchange Club and several other charitable organizations. Jerry was very active in youth sports in the area, including organizing and fundraising, but he especially enjoyed coaching youth baseball and hockey in Allouez.

Survivors include his long-time companion, Nancy Skaletski; former wife, Carol Ann (Stimart); and his children and grandchildren, David and Kathleen and their children, Ashley, Caitlin, and Dana; Gregory and Joy and their children, Alyssa and Matthew; Lisa and Lane Whitted; Thomas and Michaela and their children, Travis and Jackson; Nancy's children and grandchildren, Steve Bielinski (Jasmine, Heather, Jared, Sabrina, Skyla), Melissa Bielinski; brother, Alvin Pokel Jr. (Peggy); as well as many nieces and nephews.
Jerry was preceded in death by his first child, Cynthia Marie Pokel; his parents Alvin and Elinor (Meyer); and his former in-laws, Walter and Esther Stimart; as well as many aunts and uncles from the Plymouth and Milwaukee areas.
Family and friends may call Friday, July 11, 2008, from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Cotter Funeral Home, 860 N. Webster Ave., De Pere, where there will be a Parish Prayer Service at 7 p.m. Visitation will continue on Saturday from 9:30 a.m. until the hour of Mass at St. Mary Catholic Church in Stark. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 11 a.m. Saturday at church, with Fr. Lee J. Kahrs officiating. Entombment will be in Allouez Chapel Mausoleum. Online condolences may be expressed at www.cotterfuneralhome.com.
Our family would like to thank the doctors, nurses, technicians and staff of St. Vincent Hospital's 6th floor ICU and IMCU units in Green Bay for their tenderness and compassion in Jerry's last days with us.

 

Guelzow, Dorothy M.
 

Dorothy M. Guelzow, 83, De Pere, passed away peacefully Tuesday, July 8, 2008, at a local hospital. She was born June 21, 1925, in Oakfield, Wis., daughter to the late Edward and Mildred McKnight. On April 17, 1948, she married Lowell "Bill" Guelzow. Dorothy enjoyed working for Wisconsin Research for many years. She was a member of Ascension Lutheran Church in Allouez. She enjoyed playing games of chance with her family, and she also liked to bowl, golf, travel and play bridge. Dorothy will be deeply missed by her bridge club members.

Survivors include her three sons and four daughters, William (Gloria) Guelzow, Shawano; Kathleen Guelzow, De Pere; Patty (Darvey) Guidry, Brea, Calif.; Tom Guelzow, San Antonio, Texas; Judy (Gene) Schuessler, Green Bay; Sandy Guelzow, Green Bay; and Michael Guelzow, Milwaukee, Wis.; grandchildren including, Matt Guelzow and fiancee Tara Fermanich, Wisconsin Dells; Kate (Jason) DeJardine, Suamico; Sherri (Jerry) Salzeider, Kenosha; Kim (Mike) Soquet, Denmark; Jed Schuessler, Green Bay; Gene Schuessler, Green Bay; Kelly (Nicole) Schuessler, Suamico; Nathan (Emily) Schuessler, Kernersville, N.C.; Brittany and Joshua Guelzow, Milwaukee; 11 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Dorothy was preceded in death by her husband, Bill; her parents; and her sister, Charlotte.
Family and friends may call Friday, July 11, 2008, from 9 a.m. until 11 a.m. at Ascension Lutheran Church, Allouez. A prayer service and celebration of Dorothy's life will begin at 11 a.m. Friday at church, with the Rev. Lori Swenson officiating. Cotter Funeral Home, De Pere, is assisting the family. Online condolences may be expressed at www.cotterfuneralhome.com.
A memorial fund has been established in Dorothy's name.
The family extends a special thank you to the wonderful nursing staff at Aurora BayCare Medical Center.

 

Van Den Langenberg, Dan "Boomer"
 

Dan "Boomer" Van Den Langenberg, 45, Green Bay, unexpectedly passed away due to a heart attack, Tuesday, July 8, 2008. He was born on Aug. 10, 1962, to the late James and Dorothy (Kuske) Van Den Langenberg in Green Bay. On Oct. 22, 1996, he married Sandy Kerker in Green Bay. Dan worked as a construction worker most of his life. His greatest pleasure was spending time with his children and his wife. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, outdoor activities, and helping on the farm. He especially enjoyed spending time up north with family and friends.

Survivors include his wife, Sandy; two sons, BJ Kolb and Joseph Van Den Langenberg; one daughter, Kristen; mother, Dorothy, Seymour; three brothers, David (Patty), Marty (Judy), Randy (Denise); seven sisters, Joan (Don) Hansen, Jean (Ron) Best, Darlene (Mike) Van Den Langenberg, Wendy (Gerald) Wilcox, Mary Lynn Van Den Langenberg, Keri (Mark) Vandehei, Roxann (Ken) Badtke; mother and father-in-law, Margaret (Harold) Kerker; brother-in-law, Harold Jr.; sister-in-law, Patti (Mike) Smits; special friend, Sue Kolb, all of Green Bay; many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his father, Jim; two nephews, Doug Hansen and Jimmy VandeVoort.
Friends may call after 4 p.m. Thursday, (TODAY) July 10, 2008, at Lyndahl Funeral Home, where a memorial service will take place at 6:30 p.m. with Deacon Jim Gauthier officiating. Online condolences may be expressed at www.lyndahl.com.
Lyndahl Funeral Home
and Cremation Services
Lombardi Ave. & Ridge Rd.

 

7/10/2008 Herald Times Reporter

 

Pearline M. Bauers
 

Pearline M. Bauers, 85, Algoma, died peacefully on Monday, July 7, 2008, at the Algoma Long Term Care Unit.

She was born on Sept. 6, 1922, in Two Rivers, to Oscar and Susan (Burns) Lesperance. Pearline married Robert "Robear" Bauers on June 20, 1942, in Two Rivers. The couple managed and ran the Gambles Store in Two Rivers and then moved to Algoma and managed the Gambles Store from 1948 until 1984. Pearline stayed behind the scenes to raise their seven girls. She enjoyed sewing, baking and swimming, and was an avid reader and crossword puzzle solver. She was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church, Algoma.

Pearline is survived by her six daughters: Lana (Al) Reinhart, Algoma; Sharyn (Pat) Collins, Green Bay; Cindy (Dan) Weber, Fort Atkinson; Lou Ann (Steve) Salmon, Eagle River; Sue Ann Bauers and special friend, Tim, Eagle River; and Julie Bauers, Sturgeon Bay; 13 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; one brother: Robert Lesperance, Two Rivers; and two sisters: Claire DePrey, Niagra Falls, N.Y., and Lucille (Paul) Peshik, Manitowoc. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband: Robear; one daughter: Gail; one brother: Terrance Lesperance; and one sister: Beatrice Naidl.
Friends may call at St. Mary Catholic Church, Algoma, on Friday, July 11, 2008, from 9 a.m. until the Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Bill Swichtenberg officiating. Entombment will be held at the Shrine of the Good Shepherd Mausoleum.
In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund will be established in Pearline's name.
The Schinderle Funeral Home, Algoma, assisted the family with arrangements.
Online condolences may be sent to www .schinderle.com in memory of Pearline M. Bauers.
The family wishes to express their deepest gratitude to the staff at the Algoma Long Term Care Unit for all their kindness and care given to their mother during her stay there, and a special thank you to her roommate, Marilyn.
Herald Times Reporter
July 10, 2008

 

 

7/11/2008 GBPG

 

Theys, Mr. Louis A.
 

Mr. Louis A. Theys, 77, Ellisville, peacefully passed away Wednesday afternoon, July 9, 2008, at Bornemann Nursing Home in Green Bay, surrounded by his family. He was born July 28, 1930, in the Town of Montpelier to the late John and Laura (Jadin) Theys. On July 28, 1954, Louis married Margaret (Peggy) Treml at St. Mary Catholic Church, Luxemburg. He served his country in the United States Army during the Korean War. Louie earned the National Defense Service Medal, Good Conduct Medal and also a medal of Efficiency Honor Fidelity. He was a member of the American Legion Ralph Kline Post 262 in Luxemburg where he served as Post Commander for 2 years and The Amvets Post 42 of Kewaunee County where he served as Vice Commander and then Commander. He also served as Kewaunee County American Legion Sergeant At Arms, and was a life member of State Post Commanders Club. Louis operated a farm in Ellisville and was employed with Kewaunee Engineering Corp. Boilermaker Local 487 for 40 years. His enjoyments included playing cards, hunting and spending time with family.

Survivors include his wife of nearly 54 years, Peggy; one son, John Theys, Ellisville; two daughters, Julie Theys, Pulaski; Jane Bersie, Green Bay; five grandchildren, one great-grandchild; two brothers, Robert (Marilyn) Theys, Green Bay; Walter (Judy) Theys, Two Rivers; two sisters, Doris (Hubert) Van Den Plas, Maribel; Clara (Joseph) Van Ess; nieces and nephews.

Louis was preceded in death by one infant sister, Jenny; one brother, Hubert (Mary Ann) Theys; one son-in-law, Michael Bersie.
Friends may call at the McMAHON FUNERAL HOME, LUXEMBURG 4 to 8 p.m., Sunday, July 13, 2008. Combined American Legion Ralph Kline Post 262 and Amvets Post 42 Kewaunee County memorial service 6 p.m. Sunday. Parish prayer service 7 p.m. with Deacon Bob Pribek. Visitation will continue Monday morning, July 14, 2008, between 9 and 10 a.m. at the funeral home. Funeral 11 a.m. Monday at St. Therese Parish St. Joseph-St. John Site in Pilsen, with Rev. Ralph Merkatoris officiating. Full military rites at the church following the funeral Mass. Entombment at the Shrine of The Good Shepherd Mausoleum, Green Bay.
The Theys Family expresses much gratitude to the Nurses, CNA'S, Therapists and everyone at Bornemann Nursing Home who took special care of our loved one. Also a note of thanks to Unity Hospice Staff and Nurses. We are very grateful for all of your wonderful care!

 

Emmer, Jon "Digger"
 

Jon "Digger" Emmer, 55, 34 Wisconsin Ave., Brillion, died unexpectedly on Wednesday, July 9, 2008, at his home. He was born on May 17, 1953, in Fort Atkinson, son of Lorraine Oborne Emmer and the late Donald Emmer. On Dec. 22, 1973, he married Denise Winkler. Digger worked at the Brillion Iron Works, and was currently working at Appleton Harley-Davidson. He was a member of St. Bartholomew Lutheran Church in Brillion, Brillion Athletic Club, Brillion Conservation Club, Southern Brown Conservation Club, and was a HOG member.

Survivors include his wife, Denise; his children Derek (Faviola) Emmer, Brillion; Jesse Emmer and fiancee, Billie Jo Meyer, Chilton; Deanna Emmer, Brillion; his grandchildren, Maya and Sienna Emmer; step-grandchildren, Adolfo and Mariana Vargas; his mother, Lorraine Emmer, Brillion; his brothers and sister, Daniel (Carol) Emmer, Brillion; Bill (Karen) Emmer, Chino, Calif.; Sharon (Brian) Eickert, Brillion; David Emmer, Hilbert; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Keith (Lynn) Winkler, Fond du Lac; Elaine (Richard) Baribeau, Menominee, Mich.; Kevin (Judy) Winkler, Darboy; Tani (Steve) Plate, Brillion; and many nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his father, Donald; his mother-in-law and father-in-law, Vi and Merlin Winkler; and a sister-in-law, Sandy Smith.
Funeral services will be held on Monday, July 14, 2008, at 11 a.m. at St. Bartholomew Lutheran Church in Brillion. The Rev. Mark Krueger will officiate. Friends may call at the Wieting Funeral Home in Brillion on Sunday from 2 to 8 p.m. and then at the church on Monday from 9 a.m. until the time of service.
Anyone who knew Digger, also knew that when they saw him, they'd be greeted with a friendly smile and a joke. He never forgot a face or a name, even though he met hundreds of people over the years. Digger lived life to the fullest. He loved to be with people. He enjoyed deer hunting, sturgeon season, and riding his Harley. Digger loved his children and grandchildren and beamed with pride when they walked into the room. He always brought fun and laughter into the lives of those he met. He's left us with many happy memories that will make us smile over the years. So Digger, enjoy your final ride to peace. Ride on! We love you, and will keep you in our hearts.

 

Mostek, Norbert J.
 

Norbert J. Mostek, 84, Green Bay, died unexpectedly at his home. He was born June 6, 1924, in Green Bay, to Joseph and Anna Mostek. Norbert served his country in the U.S. Army. He was united in marriage to Marie Euclide. Together they enjoyed 59 years of marriage until Marie preceded him in death on Sept. 2, 2002. Norbert was employed by Larsen Canning for many years until his retirement in 1988. He enjoyed golfing, gardening, spending time in his backyard, the Green Bay Packers and his dogs.

He is survived by two sons and one daughter-in-law, Gary Mostek, Allouez; Ron and Jody Mostek, Green Bay; three grandchildren, Robert (Marlene) Mostek, Green Bay; Aaron Mostek, Wauwatosa; Jeremy Schroeder, Green Bay; a step-great-grandson, Justin Redman; his sisters-in-law and a brother-in-law, Joyce Wirtz, Carole (Jim) Quimby, all of Green Bay; Nancy Pettys, San Diego; many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Marie; his parents; his sister-in-law and brothers-in-law, Jeanette and Jim Gingle, Bob Wirtz, Oscar Pettys; his mother-in-law and father-in-law, John and Ethel Euclide.
According to Norbert's request, no funeral services will be held.
Blaney Funeral Home is assisting the family. To send online condolences, please go to www.BlaneyFuneralHome.com.

7/13/2008 GBPG

Van Hoof, Joseph H. "Joe"
 

Joseph H. "Joe" Van Hoof, 88, Hollandtown, passed away peacefully at his home on Friday, July 11, 2008. Joe was born March 2, 1920, in Freedom, the son of John "Jack" and Rose (Green) Van Hoof. He attended the Kaukauna Trade School where he gained knowledge in machine tool and die making, engineering and planning. He was a veteran of World War II, serving in the United States Navy at Great Lakes, Ill. Joe was united in marriage to Catherine W. "Katie" School at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Appleton, on Oct. 16, 1954. She survives. Prior to his retirement, Joe was employed with Brillion Iron Works for over 40 years as their in-house sales coordinator. He was a member of the American Foundrymens' Society.

Joe and Katie moved in 1954 to be a part of the storybook community of Hollandtown. They were long-time parishioners of St. Francis Catholic Church and Joe was a former member of the Knights of Columbus. He was a member and secretary for the Hollandtown Sanitary Planning District since its inception. Joe was an absolute gun advocate. He was a member of the National Rifle Association, enjoyed deer hunting and was an avid shooter. Each year the citizens of Hollandtown gather to participate in their annual Schut and Joe would intentionally avoid winning the tourney. He also took pride in the restoration of muzzleloaders. Joe was a voracious reader and a great historian and his family and friends will miss his precious insights.

Survivors include his wife, Catherine "Katie"; his children, Dennis (Jean) Van Hoof and their two children, Mike and Katie, Sheboygan; Mary Borree and her son, Max, Point Pleasant, N.J.; Jim Van Hoof and his children, Hannah and Joe, Hollandtown; Sue (Dan) Voet and their children, Jack and Mary, Kaukauna; and Joan Van Hoof, Menasha; three sisters and a brother, Lillian (Tony) Van Wychen, Kaukauna; Don Van Hoof, Kaukauna; Ann DeCoster, Little Chute; and Marian Ragen, Kaukauna; two sisters-in-law, Liz Van Hoof, Little Chute; and Grace School, Appleton. He is further survived by numerous nieces and nephews.
Joe was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Norbert; and brothers-in-law, Larry DeCoster and Ronald "Red" Ragen.
The funeral mass will be celebrated at 5 p.m. Monday, July 14, 2008, at ST. KATHERINE DREXEL CATHOLIC CHURCH, St. Francis Site, 433 CTH CE, Hollandtown, with Fr. Marty Fox as celebrant. Burial will be in the parish cemetery. Visitation will begin at 2 p.m. Monday at the church until the time of the mass.
A memorial fund is being established in his name.
The family would like to express their deepest thanks to Joe's special caregiver and friend, Ellen "Ellie" Scheibe, ThedaCare at Home Hospice and the entire Hollandtown community for the love and support given to them the past several months.Fargo Funeral Home
400 W. Wisconsin Ave.
Kaukauna
766-6200
Online condolences at:
www.wichmannfargo.com

 

Selissen, CSJ., Sister Rita Lawrence
 

Sister Rita Lawrence Selissen, CSJ., passed to her eternal reward on July 12, 2008, at St. Vincent Hospital, fortified by the sacraments of the Roman Catholic Church and surrounded by the prayers of her family and church. Sister was born Elizabeth Ann Selissen, daughter of Laverne Joachim and Lawrence Selissen, on May 26, 1938. She graduated from St. Joseph Academy in 1956 and entered the order of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet. She earned a masters degree in music education and taught vocal and instrumental music in schools in St. Louis, Mo., and Denver, Colo. A staunch traditional Catholic, Sister returned home 23 years ago and though hard of hearing, she organized the catechism classes, directed the choir, played the organ and was sacristan of St. Michael's Church in West De Pere, until failing health demanded her retirement.

Sister is survived by her mother, Laverne Selissen; sisters, Sister Jean Paul, CSJ., (Barbara), Mary Jo and Ken Gerrits, Jean and Ron Mooren, Kathy Paque, Rita and Steve Lacenski, Ann and Dan Shibler; and brothers, Bill and Terry Selissen and David and Kris Selissen; along with numerous nieces and nephews, and the Sisters of Saint Joseph of Carondelet.

She was preceded in death by her father, Lawrence Selissen; a brother-in-law, David Paque; and a special niece, Carmel Klara Ullmer.
Friends may call at the RYAN FUNERAL HOME, 305 N. Tenth Street, De Pere, from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, with a Rosary Service at 7:30 p.m. Visitation will continue after 10 a.m. Wednesday at St. Michael Catholic Church, 1782 Chapelle Rue, off of Lost Dauphin Road, West De Pere, until the Traditional Latin Requiem Mass at 11 a.m. with Fr. Hector Bolduc officiating. Burial in the parish cemetery.
Please go to www.ryanfh.com to express online condolences to the family.
We would like to thank Harbor Suites and their employees for their timely, compassionate care of Sister in her final months.

 

Lemirand, Curtis W.
 

Curtis W. Lemirand, 59, Rothschild, died Thursday, July 10, 2008, at St. Clare's Hospital, Weston. He was born Dec. 27, 1948, in Green Bay, son of the late Louis and Elaine (Curtis) Lemirand. On Feb. 14, 1986, he married his forever love, Mary Zastrow, at Mount Calvary Lutheran Church, Rothschild. She survives. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving as a Sargent during the Vietnam War. For the past 35 years, Curtis had been employed with Green Bay Packaging in Green Bay, Monroe and Wausau. Among his many activities, Curtis was a member of the Moose Lodge, was actively involved with the Rothschild Police Department after completion of the Citizens Police Academy and was a volunteer with Special Olympics. He enjoyed camping and spending time with his family, as well as his special St. Bernard, Ask-her Lynn.

Survivors include his wife, Mary Lemirand, Rothschild; two children, Tom (Lisa) Lemirand, Green Bay; Terri (Jason) Dorshak, Weston; one grandson, Benjamin Lemirand, Green Bay; one brother, Major Ronald (Major Carol) Lemirand, St. Joseph, Mo.; one sister-in-law, Mary (Jim) Ness, Green Bay; one brother-in-law, Richard (Joan) Zastrow, Bettendorf, Iowa; nieces and nephews, Dawn, Erin, Wanda, Eric, Brandon, Lee, Brent and Brad; as well as many other relatives and friends.

Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his step-father, Harold Laubenstein; two brothers, Lee and Lowell Lemirand; and a grandson, Mitchell Lemirand.
Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Tuesday July 15, 2008, at Mt. Calvary Lutheran Church, Rothschild. The Rev. Richard Block will officiate. Burial will be in Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Kronenwetter. Friends may call on Monday from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Peterson/Kraemer Funeral Home, 1302 Sixth Street, Wausau, and again on Tuesday from 10 a.m. until the time of services at the church.
In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund is being established.
Online condolences may be expressed at www.petersonkraemer.com.

7/13/2008 Herald Times Reporter

Travis William Bubolz
 

Travis William Bubolz, age 5½ months, of Francis Creek, died unexpectedly on Friday, July 11, 2008.

He was born on Jan. 23, in Manitowoc, son of William Bubolz and Stacie (Robinson) Bellin.

Travis is survived by his parents, maternal grandparents: John and Elaine Robinson of Indian Lake Estates, Fla; a brother: Jonathan Bellin of Manitowoc; a sister: Stephanie Robinson of Manitowoc; and many aunts, uncles, cousins, other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents Leslie and Ethel Bubolz.
Funeral service for Travis will be held on Monday, July 14, at 6 p.m. at St. John St. James Lutheran Church in Reedsville. The Rev. Timothy Nommensen will officiate. Burial will be in the West Side Cemetery, Reedsville.
Friends may call at the church on Monday from 5 p.m. until the time of service.
The Wieting Funeral Home in Reedsville is assisting the Bubolz family.
Herald Times Reporter
July 13, 2008

7/14/2008 GBPG

Eparvier, Jacqueline M. (Mrs. Kenneth)
 

Jacqueline M. (Mrs. Kenneth) Eparvier, 76, Oconto, died Friday evening, July 11, 2008, at St. Vincent Hospital, Green Bay.

Jackie was born Oct. 28, 1931, at Brookside, to Edwin and Ida (Beudot) LaCourt. She attended Brookside Rural School and graduated from Oconto High School. Jackie married Kenneth Eparvier, April 28, 1951, in Anchorage, Alaska. She worked at Pries Apparell for 20 years and was Treasurer for the City of Oconto, for 12 years until retirement. She was a member of Holy Trinity Parish, Oconto. Jackie was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She was an avid golfer and was a "hole in one lady." Among many wonderful things, Jackie will be remembered for her famous Bloody Mary Mix.

Surviving are her loving husband of 57 years, Ken; children, Gary Eparvier and his wife, Sue, Oconto; Lynn Smits and her husband, Edward, Oconto; Kim Eparvier and his wife, Lori, Peshtigo; Shelly Wetli and special friend, Mark Watson, Green Bay; and John Eparvier and special friend, Christy Borowiak, Oconto; grandchildren, Aaron (Courtney) Eparvier, Abby (fiance, Ben Helnore), Jaime Wusterbarth, Kenneth Albert, Justin (Amanda) Barber, Megan Eparvier, Aly Eparvier, Jenna Wetli, Thomas Wetli, Emily Rohan, Shayla Eparvier and Maycee Eparvier; great-grandchildren, James Albert and Donnavon Wetli.
Jackie was preceded in death by her parents; a sister, Mavis Stock; and brothers, Edwin LaCourt and Richard LaCourt.
The family will receive friends at Holy Trinity Catholic Church, Oconto, from 9 to 10:45 a.m. Monday, July 14, 2008. The Liturgy of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. Monday in the Church with the Rev. Fr. Patrick Beno presiding. Burial will follow at Oconto Catholic Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Duane Bourassa, Justin Barber, Kenny Albert, Roger LaCourt, Ed Smits and Thomas Welti.
A photo tribute may be viewed and condolences expressed at www.ackermanfuneraldirectors.com.
Ackerman Funeral Directors caring for the arrangements.

 

Lemerond, Olive
 

Olive Lemerond, 96, Green Bay, died Sunday, July 13, 2008.

Complete arrangements will be announced in Tuesday's newspaper by MALCORE (East) Funeral Home.

7/15/2008 GBPG

McDaniel, Sharon Jean
 

Sharon Jean McDaniel, Kaukauna, died Monday, July 14, 2008. She was born in Waukegan, Ill., to Jean LaHue. Sharon was a graduate of UWGB with a degree in Elementary Education and Human Development. She was a loving mother, grandmother, daughter and sister. Sharon was a lover of animals, especially cats. She loved sitting in the summer sun and reading a good book.

She is survived by her children and their spouses, Nick Huguet, Gretchen and John Susa, Brittney Huguet, Dana McDaniel; two grandchildren, Kalista Susa, Riley Susa; her brothers and sisters-in-law, Ric and Laura Daus, Bob and Tammy Daus, Jim and Dorothy Daus, Dave Daus; her mother and step-father, Jean and Steve LaHue; her special niece, Lacey Steshetz and many other nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her paternal and maternal grandparents.
Friends may call at First United Methodist Church, 501 Howe St., from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday. The Funeral Service will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the church with the Rev. David Wilkinson officiating.
In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund has been established in Sharon's name.
Blaney Funeral Home is assisting the family.
To send online condolences, please go to www.BlaneyFuneralHome.com.

 

Lemerond, Olive V.
 

Olive V. Lemerond, 96, Green Bay, passed away early Sunday afternoon, July 13, 2008, at a local nursing home. Born Nov. 17, 1911, in Green Bay, she was the daughter of the late Nestor and Emma (Bebeau) Delfosse. Olive graduated from St. Patrick's Grade School and attended West High School. She married Alfred J. Lemerond in November of 1930 and he preceded her in death in 1965. Olive was employed with Kraft Cheese for 25 years and later with Northern Glove Company for another 20 years. She enjoyed playing cards and belonged to a number of card clubs.

She is survived by one daughter, Muriel Johnson, Green Bay; one son and daughter-in-law, Terry and Debra Lemerond, De Pere; grandchildren, Mark Johnson; Tim (Cindy) Johnson and their children, Davis and Brianna; Sharon (Bill) Murrock and their children, Eric, Brian and Rachel; Steve (Deb) Johnson and their children, Travis, Torey, Trudy and Tom; Brad (Steph) Lemerond and their children, Roman and Angelique; Teppie (Matt) Schueller and their daughter, Anna; six great-great-grandchildren.

She was also preceded in death by one brother and sister-in-law, Elmer and Edna Delfosse.
Visitation at Saint Peter and Paul Church, University Avenue at Baird Street, Tuesday (TODAY) from 9:30 a.m. until the time of the funeral. Funeral 11 a.m. TODAY at the church with the Rev. Harry G. Hafeman officiating. Burial in Allouez Catholic Cemetery. MALCORE (East) Funeral Home is serving the family. Please visit www.malcorefuneralhome.com to send online condolences.
Olive's family extends a very special thank you to the caring staff of the West Wing of Woodside Lutheran Home.

 

Bourin, Dean Patrick
 

Dean Patrick Bourin, 73, Green Bay, died peacefully, Sunday, July 13, 2008, at his home surrounded by his family. He was born Aug. 23, 1934, in Green Bay, to Walter and Marion (Santy) Bourin. Dean served in the U.S. Coast Guard during the Korean War. He was employed as an estimator at Mill Coating. He enjoyed the outdoors, especially riding his motorcycle. He also enjoyed poetry and was an avid participant in shooting sports.

Survivors include his wife, Kathleen; eight children and their spouses, Mitchell and Judi Bourin, Robert and Mary Bourin, Andrea Bourin and her special friend, Josh, Patti and Chris Ussery, Cheryl and James Finn, Coni Bourin, Kerry Schieter and Scott Nimmer, Jennifer and Brad Lloyd; 14 grandchildren; his former wife, Jayetta Bourin; his special godmother, Myrtle Pringle. He is further survived by two sisters-in-law and their spouses, Mary Lynn and Gordy Kuemmel, Donna and James Stevens; two brothers-in-law and their spouses, Richard and Martina Frechette; Pershing and Dorothy Frechette.

He was preceded in death by his parents.
Friends may call at Blaney Funeral Home, 1521 Shawano Ave., from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday. A Celebration of Dean's Life will take place at 7 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home with Sr. Toni Jendrsiak, SSND, officiating. Burial will be in Fort Howard Memorial Park. To send online condolences, please go to www.BlaneyFuneralHome.com.
Mitch (Judy), Robert (Mary), Andrea (Josh) and Kathleen extend their gratitude to the angels at ManorCare West and to Rae and David from Heartland Hospice. Thank you to Myrtle Pringle, Dean's godmother, who brought her dear boy peace. Thank you to Rev. Kenneth DeGroot, O.Praem., from St. Willebrord for his prayers and blessings. With much love and appreciation, they would also like to thank neighbors, Ruby Hannon and Elaine Buth, his sister-in-law, Mary Lynn Kuemmel for all their help and support. Your acts of kindness will never be forgotten.

 

Boehm, Robert J.
 

Robert J. Boehm, 87, Green Bay, died at his home on July 13, 2008. Born on Aug. 26, 1920, in Chippewa County, he is the son of the late Leo and Anna (Bleskacek) Boehm. Robert entered the United States Air Force July 7, 1940. One year later, World War II started and he was sent overseas to England, France, and Germany. After World War II, he came home to Chippewa County as a Lieutenant Colonel. He married Alice D. Smith, a WAVE in the United States Navy, on Jan. 7, 1946. She preceded him in death on Sept. 10, 1996. Both returned to service after their marriage and were released one year later. They returned to Wisconsin and enrolled at the University of Wisconsin at Stout. Alice received her Bachelors degree in Home Economics, and Robert in Industrial Arts. In addition, Robert was awarded his Masters degree two years later. He taught Industrial Arts in Thorp, Wis., for two years. In 1955, Robert was hired by Preble High School, and remained there until his retirement in 1982. He remained in the United States Air Force reserve for over 20 years. As a teacher Robert was loved for his generous and fun-loving nature. His life was built on goals and dreams. Robert enjoyed people, building projects, fishing, entertaining, and family reunions.

Robert is survived by two daughters, Kitty (Larry) Vander Kelen, Oconto; Ann Marie (Ronald) Verlare, Francis Creek; three grandchildren, Wendy (Joe) Tritz, Laura Vander Kelen, Evan (Merranda) Vander Kelen; 12 great-grandchildren; and beloved canine companion, Samantha.

Robert was preceded in death by his wife; one brother, Clarence Boehm; and parents.
Visitation at MALCORE (East) Funeral Home, University Ave. at Baird St., Thursday from 12 (noon) p.m. until the time of the funeral. Funeral 3 p.m. Thursday at MALCORE (East) Funeral Home. Entombment at Allouez Chapel Mausoleum.
The family would like to extend a special thanks to Berdie and Leon Stephenson, Officer Joseph Hoyer and the entire Green Bay Police Department. They would also like to thank caregivers Roger Eastman and Vickie Wauters, the Aging Resource and Disability Center, Unity Hospice, and Dr. Ferdinand Casis, for their compassionate care.
A memorial fund has been set up at the funeral home.
Please visit www.malcorefuneralhome.com to send online condolences to the Boehm family.

 

Baenen, Jeanette M.
 

Jeanette M. Baenen, 92, Klondike, died July 11, 2008. Visitation 9 a.m. Friday, July 18, until time of services at 11 a.m. at Ss. Francis & Wenceslaus Church, Coleman. Burial in St. Wenceslaus Catholic Cemetery, Klondike. Rhodes-Charapata Funeral Home, Coleman assisting the family.

7/15/2008 Herald Times Reporter

John F. Kenville
 

John F. Kenville, age 82, of 1615 30th St., Two Rivers, died on Monday morning, July 14, 2008, at his residence.

John was born on Aug. 31, 1925, in Green Bay, son of the late John and Eva (Lesperance) Kenville. He attended St. Mark's and St. Luke's grade schools, and Washington High School, Two Rivers. John served his country with the U.S. Coast Guard, serving from 1943 to 1946. On July 13, 1946, he was united in marriage to Gladys Prucha at St. Luke's Catholic Church, Two Rivers. The Rev. C.V. Hugo presided at the ceremony. The couple celebrated 62 years of marriage this past Sunday. John was a construction worker, employed with Hoffman Brothers Incorporated of Two Rivers for most of his career, retiring in 1988. He was a very active, and charter member of the former Holy Redeemer Parish, now St. Peter the Fisherman Parish. John enjoyed playing baseball for the Whitecap Brewery Team for many years and enjoyed time spent with his family. He especially had a great love for his grandkids and great-grandkids.

Survivors include his wife: Gladys; two daughters and sons-in-law: Sandy and David DeRosier, Mishicot, and Sue and Norman Lindeblad, Ft. Washington, Md.; six grandchildren: Doug DeRosier; Scott (Jill) DeRosier; Brian DeRosier and fiancée, Tina Wilcox; Jenny (Chad) Van de Hei; Jeff (Jenn) Lindeblad; and Jennifer (Jim) Chiu; seven great-grandchildren: Grace Taylor DeRosier; Aubry Ann DeRosier; Sydney Alexandra Van de Hei; Sara Kathrine Lindeblad; Maya Ann Lindeblad; Riley Rae Chiu; and Lana Li Chiu. He is further survived by two sisters: Doris Pelnar, Two Rivers, and Lorraine Paulowich, Manitowoc; one sister-in-law: Irene Prucha, Two Rivers; and a brother-in-law: Roger (Lois) Prucha of Racine; many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers: Joseph and Leonard Kenville; and three sisters: Agnes Nebel; Lucille Koprowski; and Julia Levanetz.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, July 17, 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 be held in St. Mary's Catholic Church Cemetery, Tisch Mills.
The family will greet relatives and friends at the Deja & Martin Funeral Chapels, 1506 18th St., Two Rivers, from 5 until 8 p.m. Wednesday evening, July 16, 2008. A parish prayer service will be held at 7:30 p.m., led by Father O'Brien.
Visitation will continue at the church on Thursday morning after 9:30 a.m. until the time of Mass at 10:30 a.m.
In lieu of flowers, the family would ask that memorial gifts be made to St. Peter the Fisherman Parish.
John's family would like to especially thank the entire staff at the Aurora Medical Group - Dialysis Center in Manitowoc for all their compassion and loving care extended to John. Your kindness will always be remembered.
Herald Times Reporter
July 15, 2008

 

Minnie P. (Beaupre) Leneau
 

Minnie P. Leneau, age 102, a resident of River's Bend Health & Rehabilitation Center, Manitowoc, formerly of 1017 N. 6th St., died on Sunday morning, July 13, 2008, at Holy Family Memorial Medical Center, Manitowoc.

Minnie was born on Jan. 27, 1906, in Whitelaw, to the late Joseph and Catherine (Zipperer) Traurig. She attended St. Boniface Catholic School in Manitowoc, and worked as a nurse's aide for many years at Holy Family Hospital. She also did volunteer work in the beauty shop at Shady Lane Nursing Home, Manitowoc.

Minnie was married to Clifford J. Beaupre on Nov. 24, 1924, at St. Boniface Catholic Church, Manitowoc.
He preceded her in death on Jan. 25, 1960. She then married Cortland F. Leneau on Aug. 16, 1961, at St. Paul's Catholic Church. He also preceded her in death Oct. 1, 1985.
Survivors include one son and daughter-in-law: Clifford J. and Betty J. Beaupre of Sturgeon Bay; four grandchildren: Dagmar (Jim) Harrison, Arizona; Dr. Wm. C. (Kris) Beaupre, Manitowoc; Pennae L. (Scott) Fawcett, Madison; and Dr. Dan L. (Sara) Beaupre, Reedsville; and five great-grandchildren: Chad and Kevin Fawcett, Brett Beaupre, Darby Harrison and Cooper Beaupre. She is further survived by one sister: Margaret Meyer, Manitowoc; stepchildren: Mardell (Paul) Stangel and Ann Leneau, all of Manitowoc; and five step-grandchildren. Nieces, nephews, cousins and friends also survive. She was preceded in death by four sisters; five brothers; and a stepson: Dick Leneau.
According to Minnie's wishes, there will be no funeral services held.
Cremation will take place, with burial of the remains in Knollwood Memorial Park, Highway 310, Manitowoc.
Deja & Martin Funeral Chapels, 1506 18th St., Two Rivers, is assisting the family with funeral arrangements.
Minnie's family would like to extend a special thank you to the entire staff of River's Bend Health & Rehab. Center for their loving care and kindness shown to Minnie over the past six years.
Herald Times Reporter
July 15, 2008

7/15/2008 Post Crescent

Deschaine, Dale R.
 

Dale R. Deschaine, age 43, of Sherwood, died on Thursday, July 10, 2008, at his home. He was born December 28, 1964, in Appleton, son of the late Patrick and Betty (Wienedt) Deschaine. Dale was a member of the Sherwood Jaycees and loved putting together model cars.

Survivors include his brother and sisters: Patrick (Dawn) Deschaine, Jr., Sherwood; Julie Patterson, Sherwood and Linda (Dean) Vander Heiden, Sherwood. He is further survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Dale was preceded in death by his parents, and a brother, Michael.
Funeral services will be at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, July 15, 2008, at the Wieting Family Funeral Home in Chilton with the Rev. James Werner officiating. Burial will be in the High Cliff Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home from 4 p.m. until the time of service on Tuesday, July 15, 2008.
Online Condolences
www.wieting
funeralhome.com

7/16/2008 GBPG

Gerlikowski, Norbert "Norb" J.
 

Norbert "Norb" J. Gerlikowski, 92, Green Bay, passed away peacefully on Monday, July 14, 2008. He was born in the Town of Bellevue on Oct. 5, 1915, to the late Antone and Helen (Danielski) Gerlikovsky. Norbert married the former Delphine "Del" Blajeski on June 24, 1939, at Holy Trinity Church in Pine Grove. He served in the United States Army in the Pacific during World War II. Norb was a papermaker and president of the Papermakers Union Local 327 and was employed by Northern Paper Mill, American Can, and James River until his retirement in 1978. Norb enjoyed spending time at their trailer in Goodman, was an avid hunter, and was a member of the Shrine of Saint Hubert (Patron saint of hunters) located in the woods north of Goodman. Norbert was a lifetime member of the V.F.W. Winiecki Post #9677 in Bellevue. He loved making booyah and was very proud of his garden. He played the accordion for his own enjoyment.

Survivors include three daughters and two sons-in-law, Marilynn (Jerry) Jauquet, Jeanne Miller and Dawn (Randy) Krull; one son and daughter-in-law, Richard (Linda) Gerlikowski; 11 grandchildren, Jamie (Jeremy) Mizorek, Anthony (Gina) Jauquet, Brooke (Matt) Holbrook, Jodi (Dave) Larson, Kasie Gerlikowski and fiance, Collin Holloway, Brandon (Carrie) Gerlikowski, Courtney Gerlikowski, Blake Gerlikowski and special friend, Katie Wilber, Nicole Krull (Marc Collins), Tracey (David) Reichwald, and Travis Krull; 15 great-grandchildren, Monique, Brandon, Corbin, and Jonah Mizorek, Devan (Jauquet) Doherty, Ethan and Isabella Jauquet, Jessica, Josh, Hunter, and Stella Holbrook, Marin Larson, Hailey Rae Gerlikowski, Isabella Krull-Collins, Mason Reichwald; two sisters and a brother-in-law, Mary Watermolen and Eleanore (Merle) Watermolen; sister-in-law, Jean Kimps; many nieces and nephews.

His wife Delphine preceded him in death on July 31, 1992. He was also preceded in death by three brothers and one sister, Walter, Harold, Alice, and Edwin; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Monica Gerlikovsky, Norman Watermolen, Ronnie Kohler, Alex (Aurelia) Karcz, Donald (Margaret) Van Pay, Ruth Blajeski, Cyril Blajeski, Leland (Florence) Blajeski, Carl Kimps, and Ione Schneider; two nieces and a nephew, Joyce Tremel, Darlene Vandertie, and Darrel Van Pay.
Friends may call at Proko-Wall Funeral Home, 1630 E. Mason St. on Thursday from 4 to 8 p.m. V.F.W. Memorial Service at 6:30 p.m. followed by the Parish Wake Service. Visitation will continue on Friday at St. Philip the Apostle Church, 312 Victoria Street from 9:30 to10:30 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial 10:30 a.m. at the church with Rev. Dave Pleier officiating. Entombment in the Allouez Chapel Mausoleum. Online condolences may be sent to the Gerlikowski family at www.prokowall.com. In lieu of flowers a memorial fund is being established.
The family would like to thank the staff of both Bornemann Nursing Home and Brown County Nursing Home for their special care and deep concern for their father.

 

Miller, Evelyn (Evie)
 

Evelyn (Evie) Miller, 86, Green Bay, entered into the gates of heaven, surrounded by her family on Tuesday morning, July 15, 2008. Born in Green Bay, she is the daughter of the late James and Ethel (Madison) VanderMuss. On May 8, 1943, she married Aloysius Miller in Austin, Texas, and he preceded her in death March 5, 2003. Evelyn enjoyed playing bingo, the casino, her canine friends, trips to Las Vegas, and times spent with her family.

She is survived by three children, Cookie (Carol) Frewerd with special companion, Randy Jonet, Allen (Roger) Miller, Eloy, Ariz., and David Miller, Green Bay; three grandchildren, Julie Fredrich, Wayne Fredrich, and Tracy Frewerd and special friend, Jason Brown, all of Green Bay; eight great- grandchildren, Jenni, Amber, Johnny, Charlie, Nicole, Mariah, Wayne Jr., and Cole; two sisters, Ione Duquaine and Margaret (Amos) Dunlap, all of Green Bay; many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Aloysius "Al'; one daughter, Jeannette Fredrich; one great-granddaughter, Angel Rose Fredrich; one brother, Kenneth (Babe) VanderMuss; son-in-law, Larry Frewerd; brother-in-law, Anton R. Duquaine; nephew, Larry Duquaine.
Friends may call at MALCORE (East) Funeral Home, University Avenue at Baird Street, from 3 to 8 p.m. next Monday. Tuesday visitation will continue at the funeral home prior to the funeral. Funeral Tuesday 10 a.m. at the funeral home with Monsignor Roy Klister officiating. Entombment in the Shrine of the Good Shepherd Mausoleum.
Special thanks to nieces, Linda and Heather Duquaine and the staff and nurses of Unity Hospice.
Visit www.malcorefuneralhome.com to send an online condolence.

 

Monk, Ervin R.
 

Ervin (Bob) Monk, 68, Sturgeon Bay, died at Door County Memorial Hospital on July 14, 2008. He was born July 28, 1939, in Two Rivers, to Ervin and Katherine (Bronk) Monk. Ervin served in the U. S. Army with 101st Airborne from 1957 to 1960. On March 25, 1961, he married Ruth Schmidt at St. Peters Lutheran Church, at Mishicot. Ervin worked as a Powerbender Operator for Formrite Tube Company until his retirement. He was a life long member of St. Johns Lutheran Church, Two Rivers; Salem Lutheran Church after his retirement and moving to Door County in 2001; West Shore Sportsman Club, Lutheran Men's Bowling League and Men's Slowpitch softball league in Two Rivers. He was an avid fisherman and enjoyed hunting.

Survivors include his wife, Ruth; two daughters, Kaylene (James) Nixon, Two Rivers; Lorna (Kent) Palazzo, Algoma; a son, Ervin William (Mary) Monk, Manitowoc; eight grandchildren, Leanne, Kristin, Jason, Joshua, Anthony, Adam, Matthew and Paul; five great-grandchildren; a sister, Leona (Walter) Christoffel, Two Rivers; nieces and nephews.

Stoltz, Jerome "Jerry" F.
 

Jerome "Jerry" F. Stoltz, 81, Green Bay, passed away on Monday, July 14, 2008. He was born in Wisconsin on Feb. 10, 1927. He served his country in the U.S. Army in the Pacific Theatre. Jerry married the former Kathleen L. Grandaw at St. Francis Xavier Cathedral. Jerry was a member of St. Francis Xavier Cathedral Parish. He enjoyed working with his hands at his job as a maintenance man at Villa West where he worked for nearly 30 years.

Jerry is survived by his wife, Kathleen; children, Cheryl (Dennis) DeKaiser, Mildred, Raymond, Gina, Marlin and William Stoltz, Daniel (Holly) Stoltz, Michael Zinke; many grandchildren, other relatives and friends.

His parents preceded him in death.
Gathering time with family and friends will be held at St. Francis Xavier Cathedral, 140 S. Monroe Avenue, on Thursday, July 17, 2008, from 9 a.m. until the Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m. with Reverend Harry Hafeman officiating. Interment will be in Allouez Catholic Cemetery with military honors to follow.
A special thank you to Kermit and Jerry for the care and assistance they gave Jerry and Kathleen.
A memorial fund has been established.
To light a candle and express an online condolence, visit www.schauer-schumacherfuneralhome.com.
SCHAUER &
SCHUMACHER
FUNERAL HOME
432-4841

 

Wilde, Patricia "Pat"
 

Patricia "Pat" Wilde, 67, Green Bay, passed away on July 12, 2008, at Aurora BayCare Medical Center in Green Bay. Pat was born in Monroe, Wis., on July 27, 1939, the daughter of the late Adolph and Selma (Rinehart) Leichti. She graduated from Gillett High School and the Gale Institute. Pat followed a long career in bookkeeping, becoming an Administrative Assistant with the Lakeland Chapter of The American Red Cross. Following retirement, she continued with the Red Cross on a volunteer basis.

Pat is survived by her daughter, Julene (Tim) Vanden Plas, Green Bay; son, Kevin (Paula) Wilde, Racine; grandchildren, Matthew, Samantha, Amanda, Lyndsay and Olivia; nieces, nephews and friends.

In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her brother, Ronald; and sister-in-law, Henrietta.
Visitation at MALCORE (EAST) Funeral Home, University Ave. at Baird Street, Thursday from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday's visitation will continue from 8:30 a.m. until the time of the memorial service at 10:30 a.m. with Pastor Bob Laubenstein officiating.
Visit www.malcorefuneralhome.com to send an online condolence to the family.
The family would like to give a special thanks to all of her friends, co-workers and the transportation staff at the Red Cross.
"Mom, Grandma — We love you and will miss you!!"

7/17/2008 Herald Times Reporter

Elmer Pritzl
 

Elmer Pritzl, age 90, of Reedsville, died on Monday, July 14, 2008, at River's Bend Care Center in Manitowoc.

He was born on Aug. 15, 1917, in Brillion, son of the late Louis and Anna (Eigenberger) Pritzl. Elmer graduated from Brillion High School at the top of his class in 1934. He married Julia Burich on June 16, 1938, at St. Mary's the Assumption Parish in Reedsville. Elmer worked at the Brillion Iron Works for five years, and then farmed a 215-acre farm in the town of Rockland, until retiring in 1982. He was a member of Holy Family Parish in Brillion.

Survivors include his wife: Julia; a son: Elmer John Pritzl of Two Rivers; two daughters: Rosalie (Randall) Geiger of Reedsville, and Annette (Robert) Krueger of New London; a son-in-law: Ken Konop of Brillion; 10 grandchildren: Julie Konop of Philadelphia Pa.; Chad (Melissa) Konop of Oshkosh; Lisa (Mark) Pritzl-Mueller of Tomah; Jody Pritzl (Karl Schipper) of Denver, Colo.; Erik (Katie) Pritzl of Columbus; Corey Geiger (Krista Knigge) of Mukwonago; Angela (Nate) Zwald of Madison; Samantha (Brad) Kable of New London; Stephanie Krueger of New Glarus; and Stacey (Nick) Zwirlein of Milwaukee; eight great-grandchildren: Matt Mueller of Tomah; Dylan, Owen and Natasha Konop, all of Oshkosh; Madeline and Claire Pritzl of Columbus; Mary Zwald of Beaver Dam; and Steven Kable of New London; two sisters: Veronica Voss of Manitowoc, and Dorothy (Lawrence) Kubale of Green Bay; and a sister-in-law: Beatrice Sleger of Two Rivers. Elmer was preceded in death by a daughter: Jacqueline Konop; two brothers: Art and Louis; a sister: Mary (Walter) Lashua; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law: Herbert and Mary Kalies; George and Agnes Kubsch; Quirren Sleger; Earl Voss; Lucille Pritzl; and Bernice Pritzl.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Friday, July 18, 2008, at 10:30 a.m. at Holy Family Catholic Church in Brillion. The Rev. Matt Simonar will officiate. Burial will be held in St. Mary Cemetery, Reedsville.
Friends may call at the Wieting Funeral Home in Reedsville on Thursday (TONIGHT), July 17, 2008, from 4 to 8 p.m. There will be a parish prayer service at 7:30 p.m. at the funeral home, and then again at the church on Friday from 9:30 a.m. until the time of Mass.
Herald Times Reporter
July 17, 2008

7/17/2008 Post Crescent

Landskron, Elaine E.
 

Elaine E. Landskron, Menasha, age 81, passed away on Tuesday night, July 15, 2008, at The Alterra Sterling House in Neenah. She was born on July 19, 1926, in Green Bay, daughter of the late Leo and Gertrude (Pauwels) Derouin. On September 13, 1952, she married Robert G. Landskron, and they shared 55 wonderful years together. Elaine was employed with ARA Vending Service for 15 years, retiring in 1991. Elaine was a long-time member of the Rosary Society at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church and a member of the Catholic Knights for 55 years. She enjoyed gardening flowers and vegetables, walking, and swimming at the YMCA, cooking, bowling, praying the rosary, and above all spending time with her beloved grandchildren.

She will be sadly missed by her loving husband, Robert, her children: David (Gail), Menomonee Falls; Daryl, Milwaukee; Donald (Sally), Neenah; Douglas (Janet), Menasha; Devin (MaryJo), Menasha; her grandchildren: Kevin, Joshua, Charity, Jeremey (Amanda), Heather, Aaron, Scott, Stephanie; her sisters: Yvonne Kempen, Mildred Coenen, Grace (Lloyd) Huth, Janice (Erv) Coenen, Janet (Ralph) Klipstine; brother-in-law, Clarence Vercauteren; as well as many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brother, Kenneth (Fern) Derouin, two sisters: Mary Ann Derouin and Dorothy Vercauteren; brothers-in-law: Adrian Kempen and Louis Coenen.
The Memorial Mass for Elaine will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, July 21, 2008, at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church (516 DePere Street) with Father Paul Radetski officiating. Friends will be received at the Wichmann Funeral Home Tri-County Chapel from 1 until 5 p.m. on Sunday, July 20, 2008, and again at the church on Monday from 10 a.m. until the time of Mass. Interment will be in St. John's Catholic Cemetery, Menasha.
The family wishes to extend their gratitude to the director and staff of Alterra Sterling House in Neenah, Affinity Hospice, Sister Mary Arnoldussen and St. John the Baptist Parish for their love and support.
Wichmann Funeral Home
Tri County Chapel
3212 S. Oneida Street
Menasha 920-831-9905
Online Condolences
www.wichmannfargo.com

7/18/2008 GBPG

Moore, Christine Elaine
 

Christine Elaine Moore, 60, Paris, Ky., entered Eternal Life on July 15, 2008, after battling MAC Lung Disease for several years. She was born on Christmas Eve, 1947, to Raymond and June Hussin. Christine attended St. Matthew Grade School, East High School and NWTC. She loved horses and rode in competitions at the fair. She became an accomplished journeyman carpenter and helped erect buildings at Heritage Hill. On June 25, 1993, Christine married George Moore. Together they built a beautiful home in the rolling hills of Kentucky.

She is survived by her husband, George; children and spouses, J.R. (Renee) Van Vonderen, Suamico; James (Julie) Van Vonderen, Appleton; Monica (Brian) Campbell, Appleton; stepchildren, Violet (Monty) Stoops and Elaine (Hank) Rinehart, all of West Virginia. Her grandchildren are Owen and Kylin Campbell, Alex, Dane and Cade Van Vonderen. She is further survived by her mother, June Hogan, Georgetown, Ky.; her sister, Anne (Tom) Laundrie, Green Bay; two sisters-in-law, Donna Hussin, Verona, Wis.; and Jane (Robert) Smith, West Virginia; aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, step-grandchildren and friends.

She was preceded in death by her father, Raymond Hussin; and three brothers, Stephen, David and Michael Hussin.
Friends may call at Proko-Wall Funeral Home, 1630 E. Mason St., after 2 p.m. Saturday until time of service. Funeral service 4:30 p.m. at the funeral home with Pastoral Associate Sheila DeLuca officiating. Entombment in the Allouez Chapel Mausoleum. Online condolences by be sent to Christine's family at www.prokowall.com.

 

VanLanen, Marjorie (Sticka)
 

Marjorie (Sticka) VanLanen, 86, Green Bay, passed away Wednesday, July 16, 2008. She was born Feb. 27, 1922, to the late Edward and Antonia (Novak) Sticka. She married Marvin VanLanen on Oct. 25, 1941. They resided in Algoma. Together they had four sons, Kenneth, Larry, Bill and David. In 1987, they moved to Green Bay. Grandma Margie enjoyed her family, a good card game with Janet, road trips to the casino, and cooking. She especially liked making chicken booyah for her sons. Her grandchildren looked forward to her angel food cakes. Her pork chops with sauerkraut and dumplings were another family favorite.

Margie is survived by sons, Kenneth (Carolyn), Algoma; Larry (Sherrie), Crivitz; and Bill (Nancy), Waupaca; 11 grandchildren, Chris, Jamie, Bridgett, Tina, Nick, Kelly, Dawn, Troy, Audra-Lee, Amy and Ryan; 12 great-grandchildren; two brothers, Edward (Verna) Sticka, Algoma; and Earl (Pat) Sticka, Chilton; two sisters-in-law, Margaret Sticka, Green Bay; and Janet Van Den Eng, Green Bay; and a daughter-in-law, Carol (Tlachac) VanLanen, Clintonville.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Marvin; son, David; parents; brothers, Marvin Sticka, Omro and Algoma; and Milton Sticka, Green Bay.
Friends may call at St. Mary Catholic Church, Algoma, from 9 a.m. Saturday, July 19, 2008, until the Mass of Christian Burial at 10:30 a.m. with the Rev. Bill Swichtenberg officiating. The family will proceed to the church cemetery for burial.
The Schinderle Funeral Home, Algoma, assisted the family with arrangements.
Online condolences may be sent to www.schinderle.com.

7/18/2008 Post Crescent

Collar, Victor H.
 

Beloved husband, father and friend, passed away at the Bay Pines Veterans Hospice on June 19, 2008. Born on May 19, 1925, in Hortonville, WI, to Harold and Margaret Collar (Lippert) with siblings Lousi Francis, Willard, Adela, Eugene, Donald and Mario. Victor moved to St. Petersburg, in 1958. He served in the U.S. Army in Europe and Asia from 1945 to 1952. A Sergeant First Class, he is a twice Purple Heart recipient.

Following a medical discharge with injuries incurred in battle in Korea. He worked professionally in retail sales at the downtown St. Petersburg Mass Brothers for 33 years. As a Roman Catholic, he was a lifetime member of the Cathedral of St. Jude the Apostle.

Victor is survived by his wife of 58 years, Marie Collar, children: David, Daniel, Bonnie and Brian. His Lineage includes 12 grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren.
Victor was laid to rest at the Bay Pines National Cemetery with full military honors on June 26, 2008.

7/19/2008 GBPG

Bauer, Dale J.
 

Dale J. Bauer, 70, Pulaski, passed away on Wednesday, July 16, 2008, at his home surrounded by his loving family. Dale was born on July 11, 1938, in Schofield, the son of the late Frank and Pauline (Steinbach) Bauer. At the age of 2, the family moved to Ringle and they stayed there until he moved to the Town of Maine in 1952. Dale was a graduate of Wausau Sr. High School with the Class of 1957. He later earned his certificate to operate Heavy Equipment in California. On July 18, 1964, he married the former Sharon Schultz at Faith Lutheran Church in Merrill. Dale used his many abilities to work a host of jobs including driving for Red Owl and Advance Transportation. He had many hobbies and activities to keep him busy but he particularly liked driving his John Deere Lawn Mower and building things as well as fixing things. Dale liked to travel and held very fond memories of the places he visited. He loved spending time with his family and cherished the many family get-togethers.

Dale is survived by his loving wife of 44 years, Sharon; his children, Todd (Billianty) Bauer, Memphis, Tenn.; Paula (Roland) La Plante, Green Bay; Rebecca (Rick) Dole, Green Bay; Tamara Bauer and her special friend, Doug Mongin; three grandchildren, Holly and Adam La Plante, Kaitlynn Francois; one brother and two sisters-in-law, Robert (Beverly) Bauer, Merrill; Barbara Bauer, New Baltimore, Mich.; a sister and brother-in-law, Joyce (Walter) Wiederhoeft, Wausau. He is further survived by his mother-in-law, Lucille Schultz; one brother-in-law and two sisters-in-law, Richard (LeIla) Schultz, Sharon Schultz; many nieces, nephews other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by two brothers and one sister-in-law, Ormand (Almina) Bauer, George Bauer; three sisters and one brother-in-law, Lillian Bauer, Erna Schult and Beverly (Conrad) Beranek; his father-in-law, Oscar Schultz; one brother-in-law, Harold Schultz.
Gathering of family and friends will be held on Saturday, July 19, 2008, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. (noon) at Faith Lutheran Church, 2335 S. Webster Avenue. A Funeral Service will be held at 12 p.m. (noon) at the church with Rev. Peter Speckhard officiating. In lieu of flowers, a Memorial Fund has been established. On-line condolences may be expressed at www.hansenfuneralservice.com
The family would like to offer a warm note of appreciation to The Unity Hospice Team, his physical therapist, Kyle Stevenson, Dr. Santillan and Dr. McHenry Also a special thank-you to his neighbors, his children and their spouses and his loving grandchildren. Many thanks as well to Faith Lutheran Church for all of their support and giving Dale a second home to worship in.
Dale:
I want you to know that I will always love you. You have been my best friend for 44 years. Together we have loved, laughed, cried, sacrificed and endured. I would not change a thing.
Love you,
Sharon
Hansen Family Funeral
And Cremation Services
1644 Lime Kiln Road
(920) 593-2620

 

Brotski, Bertha
 

Bertha Brotski, 97, a resident of Shady Lane Nursing Care Center, Manitowoc, passed away Thursday, July 17, 2008, at Shady Lane surrounded by her loving family. She was born March 12, 1911, in De Pere, daughter of the late Henry and Mary (Albers) Willems. On Nov. 23, 1932, she married Jules Brotski and he preceded her in death on Dec. 6, 1983. Bertha worked several years with the Girl Scout Association and was a member of the Manitowoc Senior Center and the Daughters of Isabella. She also did volunteer work for several nursing homes in Manitowoc and St. Vincent DePaul Society food pantry (hosting their food pantry in their home for many years.) She and her husband, Jules, were also volunteer drivers for the Manitowoc Chapter of the Red Cross. Bertha was responsible for the preparation of meals for various church related functions at St. Boniface Catholic Church. She enjoyed cooking, gardening, baking and playing Sheepshead.

Survivors include her five children, Lillian Mae and Vernon Lawerentz, Manitowoc; Arlene Kirch, Manitowoc; Alvin and Liliane Brotski, Charlottesville, Va.; David and Sally Brotski, Neenah; and Beverly and Stephen Hamann, Manitowoc; 12 grandchildren; 17 great- grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren. Many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends also survive.

She was preceded in death by her brothers and sisters, Martin, Marie, Margaret, Josephine, Joseph, Frances, and Janet; a son-in-law, John Kirch; and also by a very special granddaughter, Sharon Johnson.
Funeral Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday, July 21, 2008, at St. Francis of Assisi on Grand, Manitowoc. Officiating at the Mass of Christian Burial will be the Rev. Daniel Schuster with burial at Calvary Cemetery, Manitowoc. The family will greet relatives and friends at The Pfeffer Funeral Home & Cremation Care Center, Manitowoc, from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday, July 20, 2008. A prayer service will be held at 4:30 p.m. led by Rev. Daniel Schuster. Friends may also call Monday morning at St. Francis of Assisi on Grand, Manitowoc, from 9:30 a.m. until the time of service at 10:30 a.m.

 

Sand, Evelyn B.
 

Evelyn B. Sand, 80, 10513 Tannery Road, Town of Two Rivers, died Wednesday evening, July 16, 2008, at Aurora Bay Care, Green Bay.

Evelyn was born Feb. 9, 1928, in the Town of Luxemburg, daughter of the late Rudolph and Milda (Zuege) Hanamann. On June 19, 1948, Evelyn married Joseph Barrette at St. John's Lutheran Church in Luxemburg. He preceded her in death on Feb. 24, 1969. Evelyn then married Henry Sand on Nov. 15, 1969, at Holy Redeemer Catholic Church, Two Rivers. He preceded her in death on Nov. 28, 2005.

Evelyn was employed as a Wood Finisher and later as a supervisor at Hamilton Industries for 39 years retiring in 1990. She enjoyed playing cards, crocheting, and going to casinos with Paul, Helen, and Ethel. She was a member of the Bertler Dancing Club/Card Club for a number of years. Evelyn loved her grandchildren and the expected arrival of her great-grandchildren, and her dog, Tanner. She was a member of St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church.
Survivors include one daughter, Brenda Hendries, Mishicot; a granddaughter, Nina (Steve) Monacelli, Red Granite; great-grandbaby expected in October, 2008; grandson, Niki Peters and his fiancee, Katie Kautzer, Manitowoc; great-granddaughter, Sabrina and one more expected great-grandchild in January, 2009; two sisters and a brother-in-law, Audrey Dedow, Green Bay; Carol (John) Hoffman, Green Bay; one brother and sister-in-law, Rudy and Emmy Hanamann, Casco; special aunt, Marelda Demmin, West Bend; special nephew and niece, Jerry and Jean Fameree, Mishicot; four sisters-in-law, Ethel Sand, Helen Bertler, Luella Sand and Betty Sand, all of the Town of Two Rivers. Nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends also survive.
She was also preceded in death by one brother, Marvin Hanamann; brothers-in-law, Clarence, Raymond, and Elmer Sand, Ralph Bertler, Richard Dedow, Charles Gesser; and a sister-in-law, Gladys Gesser.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, July 21, 2008, at St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church, Two Rivers. Officiating at the service will be the Rev. David Arndt with Entombment to follow at Knollwood Mausoleum, Hwy 310, Manitowoc.The family will greet relatives and friends on Sunday, July 20, 2008, at Klein and Stangel Funeral Home, Two Rivers from 4 to 8 p.m. Visitation will continue Monday morning, July 21, 2008, at St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church from 10 a.m. until the time of service at 11 a.m.
The Klein & Stangel Funeral Home and Cremation Care Center, Two Rivers, is assisting the family with funeral arrangements.

7/19/2008 Post Crescent

Jochman, Vernon J.
 

Vernon J. Jochman, age 94, of Appleton, passed away Friday morning, July 18, 2008, at St. Paul Home. He was born March 29, 1914, to the late Henry and Anna (Dietz) Jochman, in the Town of Center and had been an Appleton area resident all of his life. Vernon married Gladys Ciha on November 25, 1943; she preceded him in death in 1995. He served with the U.S. Army during WWII, in the European Theater and landed in France on D-Day plus 6. He was in the Battle of the Bulge and received the Silver Star. Following his discharge, Vernon returned to this area and farmed in the Town of Center until his retirement in 1983, at which time he moved to Appleton. He was a member of St. Thomas More Catholic Church and the Black Creek American Legion Post #106.

He is survived by three sisters: Gertrude Langenhuizen, AZ; Arlene Conti, NY; Doris (James) VandenHeuvel, Greenleaf; four brothers: Lawrence (Veronica) Jochman, Appleton; Cyril (Margaret) Jochman, Appleton; Edward Jochman, Appleton; Melvin (Doris) Jochman, Darboy; sisters-in-law: Virginia (Ciha) Van Iten, Green Bay; Geraldine (Ciha) Withagen, Appleton; a brother-in-law, Herman Ciha, Kimberly; 64 nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by two brothers: Harvey (Leone) Jochman, Ervin Jochman; two sisters: Leone (Robert) Weyenberg, Viola (Cliff) Moser; brothers-in-law: John Langenhuizen, Enzo Conti, Don Brochtrup and Alden Van Iten; sisters-in-law: Eunice Jochman and Rita Ciha.
The funeral liturgy for Vernon will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, July 21, 2008, at ST. THOMAS MORE CATHOLIC CHURCH, 1810 North McDonald Street, with Father Gerald R. Falk officiating. Burial will be in St. Edwards Cemetery, Mackville. Friends may call at the funeral home from 4-8 p.m. Sunday and at the church on Monday from 10 a.m. until the time of the mass. There will be a parish prayer and scripture service at 7 p.m. Sunday. A memorial fund is being established.
The family would like to thank the staff of St. Paul Villa and St. Paul Home for their loving care.
Wichmann Funeral Home
537 N. Superior Street
Appleton 920-739-1231
online condolences
www.wichmannfargo.com

7/20/2008 GBPG

Bessert, Clifford "Rich"
 

Clifford "Rich" Bessert, 57, a longtime Green Bay resident, died at a local hospital Friday, July 18, 2008, of a heart-related illness. He was born March 23, 1951, in Green Bay, to Clifford R. and June M. (Butterfield) Bessert. Rich graduated from Ashwaubenon High School with the Class of 1969 and received a Bachelor's Degree in Technical Education from the University of Wisconsin-Stout.

On July 28, 1978, he married Kay Vander Heiden at St. Agnes Catholic Church.

For many years, Rich was active in teaching, coaching and mentoring to numerous young adults throughout the area. First and foremost in Rich's life was his wonderful family. He received distinction in the classroom and on the playing field, but what he really treasured in his career were the relationships that he built with many young men and women whom he had taught and coached.
Rich was a wonderful husband, father and grandfather-to-be and a loving brother. He will be sadly missed by his family and friends.
Survivors include his wife, Kay, Green Bay; two children, Andrea Bessert, Oshkosh; Steve Bessert, Green Bay; his sister, brother and their spouses, Cindy and Bob Kardoskee, Ashwaubenon; Dale and Valerie Bessert, New Franken; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Carlene Bessert, Tom and Nan Vander Heiden, Dave Vander Heiden, Dan and Terry Vander Heiden; many nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins and many many friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Brian; and his father-in-law and mother-in-law, Bob and Jean Vander Heiden.
Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Monday at St. Agnes Catholic Church, 1484 Ninth Street. Visitation will continue from 9:30 to 11 a.m. Tuesday at the church. A concelebrated Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the church with the Rev. Richard Getchel presiding.
Blaney Funeral Home is assisting the family. To send online condolences, please visit www.BlaneyFuneralHome.com.
A memorial fund has been established in Rich's name.
The Bessert family extends a special thank you to all of his friends who helped him achieve his dreams.
"Rich was one of the most upstanding men I have ever met. He had a way of stripping off the veneer to get to the truth of the situation. Using the fewest words possible, Rich got to the heart of the matter. He loved his Bride and his two children fiercely. After family and friends, Rich loved football in its purest, most honorable form. He recently considered the hundreds of lives he touched through teaching and coaching and told me how lucky he was to have influenced so many. He went on to say that he prayed that he was always a positive role model in everything he did. I can testify there has never been a better role model." — Nancy Schultz and her son, Charlie

 

Conlon, Michael "Mick"
 

Michael "Mick" Conlon passed away on July 19, 2008, in his Green Bay home, surrounded by family. Mick was born in Outagamie County to the late Edward Conlon, Sr. and Doris Conlon in 1935. As the oldest son of nine, he helped support and care for his family and continued to take the role and responsibilities of provider seriously throughout his life. He worked on his uncle's farm, served in the Army, drove truck and worked at Fort Howard for 29 years.

He helped his children build houses, put on siding, hang curtains, put up shelves, taught them how to mow the grass properly and other important lessons.

He loved his garden, making beautiful things out of wood and spending time with his grandchildren.
Mick is survived by his wife of 44 years, Margo; his children, Corinne, Marille (Jared Phillips), Michael (Danielle); six grandchildren, Liam, Ethan and Ada Phillips, Naara Conlon, Jaidan and Brekston Conlon; his mother, Doris Conlon; siblings, Lillian (Ken) Konrad, Barbara (John) Konopacky, Pat (Rolland) Polzin, Evelyn Wolff, Shirley Conlon (Jess Brownell), Alyce (Gary) Ritchie, Edward (Jeanne) Conlon, Jr., Maureen (David) Freeborg; brother-in-law, Bill (Barb) Bergstreser; as well as many nieces and nephews, family and friends.
Mick was preceded in death by his daughter, Catheryn.
Friends may call after 9 a.m. Monday, July 21, 2008, at Pilgrim Lutheran Church, 1731 St. Agnes Drive, where a memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Scott Malme officiating.
Online condolences may be expressed at www.lyndahl.com.
In lieu of flowers a memorial fund has been established.
The family would like to extend a special thank you to Dr. Mark Jenson, Green Bay Oncology and the staff at Unity Hospice.

 

De Baker, Roland J.
 

Roland J. De Baker, 95, Seymour, died on Friday, July 18, 2008.

Visitation will be held on Wednesday at St. Francis Xavier Cathedral from 9 a.m. until the Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m.

Marcusen, Lloyd B.
 

Lloyd B. Marcusen, 83, Green Bay, fell asleep in death on July 18, 2008, at his home. Lloyd was born on Dec. 22, 1924, in Wausaukee, Wis., to the late Bennie and Viola (Hendricksen) Marcusen. He was a 1943 graduate of Wausaukee High School. On March 13, 1948, Lloyd married the former Jeannette Blondheim and they celebrated 60 years together this past March 13, 2008. He retired from James River in 1987 after 40 years as a Class "A" Machinist. On June 3, 1972, along with his wife, he was baptized as one of Jehovah's Witnesses. Lloyd loved Jehovah God and for more than 36 years made it his habit to share Bible truths to all who would listen. Even while bedridden, he continued without let-up to share his hope of a paradise on earth where death would be no more (Rev. 21:4). Along with him, his family looks forward to the day when he will hear Christ's voice and come out of his memorial tomb (John 5:28). We are comforted to know that dad is in Jehovah God's memory.

Lloyd will be sadly missed by his wife, Jeannette; children and their spouses, Sheila (James) Vlies, Delray Beach Fla.; Darrell (Judy) Marcusen, New Franken, Wis.; Gary (Linda) Marcusen, New Franken, Wis.; Karen (Bob) Glen, Winona Minn.; Richard (Lynn) Marcusen, Beecher, Wis.; Joan (Mike) Garsow, Green Bay; and Gene (Sandy) Marcusen, Bergland Mich.; grandchildren, Ronald (Giselle) and Craig (Terry) Vlies, Jennifer (Andrew) Andrews, Beth Ann (Matthias) Diefenbach, Michele (Brian) Matuszak, Michael (Kathy) Marcusen, Laura (Craig) Herrmann, Troy (Terri) Marcusen, Rebecca Richards, Jessica (Paul) Bosdech, Tonya (Landen) Adank, Jessica (Evan) Glab, Michael Garsow, Rachel, Crystal and Kara Marcusen; as well as 15 great-grandchildren; brother and sister-in-law, Elroy (Yvonne) Marcusen; and many other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; one sister, Dorothy; and two brothers, Byron and Reuben.
Funeral Service will be held at the East Green Bay Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses, 2895 East Mason Street, Green Bay, on Sunday (TODAY) at 5 p.m. Friends may call at Proko-Wall Funeral Home, 1630 East Mason Street, on Monday, July 21, 2008, from 4 to 8 p.m.
The family expresses a thank you to East Green Bay, Kingdom Hall Jehovah's Witnesses for their love and support and the staff and nurses of Heartland Hospice, including Heidi, Krista, Kathleen and Mike.

 

Maresh, Allen J. "Al"
 

Allen J. "Al" Maresh, 76, Green Bay, died Friday, July 18, 2008. He was born April 26, 1932, in Antigo, to James and Rose (Zima) Maresh. Al moved from Green Bay to Two Rivers in 1944 and attended Washington High School.

He served in the U.S. Navy from 1950 to 1954 on the U.S.S. Princeton as a Lithographer Seaman. Al also served in the Army National Guard.

On June 21, 1955, Al married Donna Watzka. He later was remarried to Viola Reindl on Sept. 22, 1984.
Al worked as a lithographer at various printers in Milwuakee, Manitowoc and Green Bay. Al was a member of the Elks Club in Milwaukee and Green Bay, the Moose Lodge of Green Bay, and was a lifetime member of the VFW. Al was very proud of his barbequed ribs, which he smoked in his backyard. He enjoyed snowmobiling and hunting up north. He loved woodworking in his basement workshop and enjoyed a good joke. Al was a jolly fellow.
He is survived by his wife, Viola; his children, Shannon Maresh, James Maresh and Barbara and Steve Veres; his granddaughter, Madison Veres; his 12 step-children, Suzanne (Ronald) Poehls, Diane (Raymond) Shimek, Yvonne Prey and special friend, Larry, John (Sheri) Reindl, Christine McConighen, Kay (Kevin) Austin, Janelle (Jim) Painter, Joseph Reindl and special friend, Kim, Michael (Ann) Reindl, Richard (Carol) Reindl, Robert (Bonnie) Reindl and William Reindl; his twin sister, Alice Kumbalek; and many step-grandchildren, stepgreat-grandchildren, stepgreat-great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Lawrence Maresh; his sister-in-law, Virginia Maresh; and his brother-in-law, Leonard Kumbalek.
Friends may call at Annunciation Catholic Church, 401 Gray Street, on Tuesday from 4 to 6 p.m. The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 6 p.m. Tuesday at the church with the Rev. Andrew Kysely officiating. Burial will be in Fort Howard Memorial Park.
To send online condolences please go to www.blaneyfuneralhome.com.
The family of Al Maresh extends a word of thanks to the caring staff of Unity Hospital.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to benefit The American Heart Association and Unity Hospice.
Blaney Funeral Home is assisting the family.

 

Nicholson, Martha
 

Martha Nicholson was at peace when she passed away Friday, July 18, 2008, in the presence of her family. She was born March 22, 1925, in Amery, Wis., to George and Regina (Van Asten) Gerrits. Martha married William Nicholson and they raised two sons, Terry and Rob.

Martha founded Sunshine Travel in 1976, owning and operating the independent travel agency. As an active advocate for women in business, Martha helped launch the careers of many individuals in the travel industry.

Some of the many accolades and awards she received include the 1981 Ms Travelage MidAmerica, the 1983 Green Bay Business Woman of the Year, the 1989 Chamber of Commerce Athena Award, Top 50 Women Owned Business by the Wisconsin Department of Labor for 14 years (1990-2004), voted #1 Travel Agency in Northeastern Wisconsin by the Press-Gazette in 1991, voted Best of the Bay by readers of the Press-Gazette in 2007 and 2008, member of Who's Who in U.S.A. Business in 1992, 1993 Entrepreneur of the Year by Zonta International, 1994 #1 Travel Agency in Northeastern Wisconsin, the 1997 Small Business Person of the Year by the Green Bay Chamber of Commerce and the 1999 Outstanding Fellowship Award by the De Pere Rotary Club.
Some of her professional affiliations include the Board of Directors for the Greater Green Bay Community Foundation and Cerebral Palsy Inc., membership in the Women of Vision, Kiwanis, Rotary International, Zonta, TEMPO, the Green Bay PBX Telecommunicators, the De Pere Business Association, the De Pere Women's Club, the Heart Fund, Muscular Dystrophy, Girl Scouts, Encompass Childhood, the Green Bay area and the U.S. Chambers of Commerce. She was active in community service with the United Way, the Boys and Girls Club, the American Cancer Society and the Wisconsin Women's Entrepreneurs. Martha was a longtime member of St. Joseph Parish.
Survivors include two sons, Terry, De Pere and his special friend, Jim Locander; Rob, Green Bay and his special friend, Debbie Sedlar; three grandchildren, Tony and his special friend, Melissa Dumas, Melissa and her special friend, Adam Desterheft, Molly; one brother and his wife, Roy and Sylvia Gerrits; sisters, Geneva VerHeyden and Anna Mae Wagner; sisters-in-law, Norma Gerrits and Ester Gerrits; many nieces, nephews and dear friends.
She was preceded in death by her father and mother, George and Regina Gerrits; three brothers, Sylvester, Alvin and Willard Gerrits; and a sister, Margaret Kropp.
Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Monday at Blaney Funeral Home, 1521 Shawano Ave. A Parish Wake Service will be held at 7:30 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. Friends may also call from 10 to 11 Tuesday at St. Joseph Catholic Church, corner of 9th St. and 12 Ave. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the church. Burial will be in St. John the Baptist Catholic Cemetery, Howard.
To send online condolences, please visit www.BlaneyFuneralHome.com.
In honor of Martha's memory, Sunshine Travel offices in Green Bay and De Pere will be closed Tuesday, July 22.
The family would like to thank Dr. Ray Bachhuber, the thoughtful and caring staff of Rennes Health Center for their kindness and compassion, the staff and chaplains at Aurora Hospital, Fr. Rowland De Peaux, O. Praem., the devoted services of Maryann Zastrow, all the loyal associates of Sunshine Travel and her sister, Anne.

 

O'Brien, Lucille
 

Lucille O'Brien, 88, long time Green Bay resident, died Tuesday, July 15, 2008, in Simi Valley, Calif. She was born Oct. 11, 1919, to the late George Biebel and Magdalen (Groessl) Biebel. Lucille married Timothy O'Brien on April 29, 1950, at St. Francis Xavier Cathedral.

Lucille was employed part time as a receptionist for the YWCA. She had a great love for dogs, especially West Highland White Terriers. Lucille enjoyed watching old movies and trips to Florida and Las Vegas following her retirement. She was a member of St. Mary of the Angels Parish. She moved to California in 2007 following the death of her husband.

She is survived by two sons, Timothy M. (Christine) O'Brien, Simi Valley, Calif.; and Kelly O'Brien, Atlanta, Ga.; three grandchildren, Erin (Rob) MacIntyre, Simi Valley, Calif.; Timothy J. (Monica) O'Brien, Birmingham, Ala.; and Kevin O'Brien, Chicago, Ill.; and two sisters-in-law, Mary Jane "Tiny" O'Brien and Caroline O'Brien, both of Green Bay.
She was preceded in death by two sisters, Magdalen DeKeyser and Marion Francois.
Friends may call at St. Mary of the Angels Catholic Church, corner of Cass and Irwin Sts., after 9:30 a.m. Tuesday until time of Mass. Mass of Christian Burial 11 a.m. Tuesday at the church with Fr. Tom Wojciechowski, O.F.M. officiating. Burial in the Allouez Catholic Cemetery. Proko-Wall Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements. Online condolences by be sent to Christine's family at www.prokowall.com.

 

Walraven, C. June
 

C. June Walraven, 86, Wausau, passed away Monday, July 14, 2008, under the care of Ministry Home Care Hospice at Mt. View Care Center. Born June 26, 1922, in Rockland, Mich., to the late Richard and Olga (Anderson) Barbera, June married Bob Walraven on Jan. 5, 1946, at Grace Lutheran Church in Green Bay, Wis. They recently celebrated their 62nd anniversary. June enjoyed bowling, playing bridge, and solitaire, working jigsaw and crossword puzzles and also traveling to Alaska, Arizona, and Hawaii with Bob. June was talented at creating embroidery projects with her own unique designs.

She also very much enjoyed reruns of "I Love Lucy" and "Andy Griffith."

Survivors include her husband, Bob, Wausau; one daughter, Nancy Walraven, Mesa, Ariz.; three sons, Bill (Julie), Wausau; Don (Sandy), Seattle, Wash.; David Diana), Chandler, Ariz.; five grandchildren, Tim, Dan, Faith (Rob) O'Connell, Leanne, and Jacob, three great-grandchildren, Elaina, Lauren, Michael; and one brother, Bob (Sue) Barbera, Green Bay.
She was preceded in death by one brother, Harley Barbera and one sister, Arlabelle Destiche.
The memorial service will be held at 11:30 a.m., Wednesday, July 23, 2008, at Mt. Calvary Lutheran Church, Rothschild. Reverend Richard Block will officiate.
An open lunch will follow at 12:30 p.m. at the church. Entombment will be Memorial Chapel Mausoleum at Restlawn Memorial Park. Visitation will be Wednesday from 11 a.m. until the time of services at the church. Helke Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.
Memorials may be directed to Mt. Calvary Lutheran Church, 503 Schmidt Ave., Rothschild, 54474. You may sign our family guest book at helke.com.

7/20/2008 Herald Times Reporter

Mariann M. Cornelius
 

Mariann M. Cornelius, age 49, of Union Grove, died Thursday, July 17, 2008, in Union Grove.

Mariann was born April 11, 1959, in Manitowoc, daughter of the late Murphy and Hazel Powless Cornelius.

Survivors include three brothers: Daniel (Michelle) Cornelius, Manitowoc; David Cornelius, Two Rivers; Ralph (Sharon) Cornelius, Oneida; one aunt and uncle: Reginald Baird, Manitowoc; Helen Skenadore, Oneida; seven nieces and nephews: Sara (Roger) Krueger; Rebecca (Shannon) Sorge; Michael Cornelius; Heather Backus Cornelius; Marqita Tebeau; Jeremy Wheelock; Jamie Wheelock; other relatives and friends also survive. Mariann was preceded in death by her parents; one sister, Jolynn Cornelius; aunts and uncles.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, July 21, 2008, at the Reinbold & Pfeffer Family Funeral Home, 818 State St., Manitowoc. The Rev. Diane Murray will officiate with burial to follow at Knollwood Memorial Gardens, 1500 Hwy 310, Manitowoc.
Herald Times Reporter
July 20, 2008

7/20/2008 Post Crescent

DeBroux, Russell J.
 

Russell "Russ" DeBroux, 48, died of natural causes on Wednesday, July 16, 2008. He was the son of the late Elizabeth (Revoir) DeBroux and Wilfred DeBroux.

Russ was born in South Carolina and grew up in the Cambridge and Kaukauna, Wis., areas. He loved the outdoors, fishing and hunting. He was very good with powder coating and loved to tinker with cars. He also loved to target shoot, even making his own ammunition.

He is survived by his father; stepmother, Maureen; stepsister, Mindy Meyers; stepbrother, Jason Meyers; and many aunts, uncles and cousins. His marriage to Ginger VanDyke ended in divorce.
A memorial service to celebrate Russ's life will be held on Saturday, July 26, 2008, at 1 p.m. at FARGO FUNERAL HOME in Kaukauna. Inurnment will take place at Holy Name Cemetery, Kimberly. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 12 noon until the time service.
In lieu of flowers, a donation to your favorite charity is requested.
Fargo Funeral Home
400 W. Wisconsin Ave.
Kaukauna 920-766-6200
Online Condolences:
www.wichmannfargo.com

 

Eichinger, Joyce C.
 

Joyce C. Eichinger, 68, Combined Locks, died on Friday, July 18, 2008, at her residence. She was born Jan. 7, 1940, to the late Albert and Elsie (Paschen) Wyngaard. On July 7, 1962, she was united in marriage to James Eichinger at St. Bernadette Parish in Appleton, and together they celebrated 46 years of marriage. Joyce was a lifelong and faithful member of Mt. Calvary Lutheran Church. She was a homemaker most of her life and later retired from Graphic Communications.

She is survived by her husband, James; three daughters, Lynn (Don) Bailey, Grand Chute; Amy Eichinger, Kimberly; Jane (special friend, Dan Ver Voort) Pleshek, Stockbridge; five grandchildren, Jay J. Landua, Jeremy (special friend, Kari) Landua, Laura (special friend, John) Knutzen, William Knutzen and Skylea Ott; a sister, Shirley (Richard) Derks; three brothers, Gerald Wyngaard, Robert (Rose) Wyngaard and Kenneth (special friend, Sheila Hein) Wyngaard. Joyce is further survived by sisters-in-law, Rosemary Huss, Kathleen (Ed) Fuerst, Dorothy (James) McCormick and Barbara Vanden Broek; brothers-in-law, Richard Eichinger and Henry Eichinger; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by an infant son, Timothy James; son-in-law, Tim Pleshek; sisters and brothers-in-law, Jean Wyngaard, Glenn Huss, John and Mary Eichinger, Duane Vanden Broek, Marvin Wyman; and a niece, Lori McCormick.
Joyce's Funeral Service will be at 12 Noon on Monday, July 21, 2008, at MT. CALVARY LUTHERAN CHURCH, N8728 Coop Road, Menasha, with the Rev. Virgil Hanson officiating. Friends may call directly at church on Monday from 9 a.m. until the time of service. Burial will take place in Union Cemetery, Kaukauna.
The Boettcher Family Funeral Home is assisting the family. 920-766-2099.
In lieu of flowers a memorial fund is being established in Joyce's name.

 

Seaver, Mary M.
 

Mary M. Seaver, 92, Kaukauna, passed away on Friday night, July 18, 2008, at Appleton Medical Center following a brief illness. She was born on Jan. 20, 1916, in Freedom, the daughter of the late William and Mary (Smits) Romenesko. On Oct. 13, 1936, she married Raymond H. Kempen at St. Nicholas Catholic Church in Freedom, and the marriage was blessed with 11 children. Raymond preceded her in death in September of 1959. On Aug. 30, 1975, she was united in marriage a second time to Jerome Seaver at Holy Name Catholic Church in Kimberly. With this union Mary welcomed five more daughters into her family. Jerome preceded her in death in February of 2004. Mary enjoyed traveling and camping in Door County with Jerome, playing cards, especially Canasta, 9 Pack and Sheepshead, their dogs, Nipper and Benji, eating sweets and time spent with her beloved great-grandchildren.

She will be sadly missed by her sons, Vern (Joan), Appleton; Leo (Vonnie), Little Chute; Bill (Dorothy), Appleton; Floyd (Dianne) Hollandtown; John (Angie), Combined Locks; Ray (Carla), Seymour; David (Debra), Appleton; Rick (Pam), Kaukauna; daughters, Germaine Hermans, Kimberly; Patricia (Dan) Buchinger, Kaukauna; step-daughters, Jan (Clark) Kromenaker, Neenah; Jo Ann (George) Schumann, Appleton; Mary (Lenny) Ritlick, Egg Harbor; Dorothy (Patrick) Heindl, Little Chute; Sally Ann Shipstad, Oregon; 35 grandchildren; 71 great-grandchildren; six great-great-grandchildren; eight siblings-in-law; and her very special friends, Isie and Harold Winius, Kimberly.

In addition to her parents and her loving husbands, Raymond and Jerome, she was preceded in death by an infant daughter, Carla Mae Kempen; son-in-law, John Hermans Sr., stepson-in-law, John Shipstad; four grandchildren; and seven siblings.
Funeral Mass for Mary will be held on Tuesday, July 22, 2008, at 12 Noon at Holy Spirit Parish, Kimberly (600 East Kimberly Avenue) with Father David Beaudry officiating. Friends may call at the Jansen Fargo Funeral Home (204 East Kimberly Avenue) on Monday evening, July 21, 2008, from 4 to 8 p.m. and again on Tuesday morning from 10:30 a.m. until the time of the Mass, directly at church. Interment will be in Holy Cross Cemetery, Kaukauna.
In lieu of flowers, donations are appreciated to The Covenant House and to St. Jude's Children's Hospital.
The family would like to thank the staff of Theda Care at Home Hospice, the doctors and nurses of 4 South at AMC, Sister Annette Koss, Father David Beaudry, Father Gerald Falk and Father Tom Pomeroy for all of your much-needed love, care and support.
Jansen Fargo
Funeral Home
204 E. Kimberly Avenue
Kimberly 920-788-6202
Online Condolences:
www.wichmannfargo.com

7/21/2008 GBPG

De Baker, Roland J.
 

Roland J. De Baker, 95, Seymour, died on Friday, July 18, 2008. He was born on Aug. 18, 1912, in Green Bay, to the late John B. and Louise M. (Hoslett) De Baker. He served his country in the Army during World War II. Roland graduated from St. Norbert College, Class of 1935. He graduated from the Chicago Art Institute and was in commercial art and advertising for a number of years. Roland also attended the University of Oklahoma and was a member of the Glee Club. Many of Roland's art collections have been exhibited throughout Wisconsin, Illinois, Florida and Colorado.

Roland was a member of St. Francis Xavier Cathedral Parish and sang in the choir. He was an active volunteer at Paul's Pantry and St. Vincent de Paul.

Survivors include his wife, Alice, Seymour; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Ray (Donna Mae) Mroczynski, Daniel (Phyliss) Mroczynski, Phyllis T. Mroczynski, all of Pulaski; Celine Dominiczak, Howard; Richard Liss, Donald Marnocha, Dorothy Mroczynski, all of Pulaski; dear cousins, Bernice Bittner and Clarence Defnet; friends, Bill (Mary Ann) Behrendt and Robert (Phyllis) Skaleski. Nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews, cousins and other relatives further survive Roland.
Preceding Roland in death were many sisters-in-laws and brothers-in-law.
Gathering time with family and friends will be held on Wednesday, July 23, 2008, at St. Francis Xavier Cathedral, 140 S. Monroe Avenue, from 9 a.m. until the Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m. with Monsignor Roy Klister officiating. Interment will be in Allouez Catholic Cemetery with Military Honors to follow.
A special thank you to Dr. Turzinski, Mary Ryan and the staff of Good Shepherd Nursing Home and Heartland Hospice for the wonderful and compassionate care they gave Roland and Alice.
Memorials to Paul's Pantry, St. Vincent de Paul or St. Francis Xavier Cathedral would be appreciated.
To light a candle and express an online condolence, please visit www.schauer-schumacherfuneral home.com.SCHAUER &
SCHUMACHER
FUNERAL HOME
432-4841

 

Gillis, Cleo O. (Mother of Pat Feldkamp)
 

Cleo O. Gillis, 90, Green Bay, passed away peacefully early Sunday morning, July 20, 2008, at a local nursing home. Born Aug. 22, 1917, in Green Bay, she was the only child of the late Frank and Otelia (Devhue) Brandt. She attended St. Joseph's Academy and graduated in 1935. Cleo was a member of the Academy's Board for many years. She ran the Brandt Tavern on the corner of Willow Street (now University Ave.) and Elizabeth Street until she sold it shortly after her parents died. Cleo married Albert "Stubby" Gillis on May 31, 1948, at SS. Peter and Paul Church in Green Bay. They had a son, Jeff, on April 19, 1949, and a daughter, Pat, on May 1, 1955. Cleo was employed at the YMCA, Pranges, Mednikow Grocery Store and Mednikow, Inc. For a period of time she also worked as a real estate broker.

Cleo retired at the age of 65 only to begin working again at age 66. She then worked until she was 85. Cleo was a member of St. Bernard Parish, Green Bay, where she served as a Religious Ed teacher, Eucharistic Minister and was very involved in the past with Friday Night Fish Fries. She sold her home in 1995, and moved to apartment living, becoming a member of Resurrection Catholic Church. In 2002, because of numerous hospitalizations, she went for recovery to Odd Fellows Nursing Home. It was in January of 2003, that she decided to continue living there. Over the years, she was noted as being a kind and caring person, especially as a mentor and a listener for people to share their concerns.

She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Patrice M. and William G. Feldkamp, Kaukauna, and their children, Carrie (Josh) Drephal, Kaukauna, and Missy (D.J.) Gossen, Forest Junction; daughter-in-law, Eileen (Gillis) and Tim Berken, Green Bay, and the children of Eileen and the late Jeff Gillis, Brian (Susan) Gillis, Hannibal, Mo., Jeremy (Kristy) Gillis, Maple Grove, Minn., and Jenny (Dan) Hobl, Menomonee Falls, Wis.; also survived by four great-grandchildren.
Preceded in death by her parents; husband, "Stubby" on May 26, 1970; and son, Jeff on March 25, 1998.
She will be sadly missed by those who knew her, but they are thankful for her friendship and the knowledge that she is now in a better place.
Visitation at MALCORE (WEST) Funeral Home, 1530 West Mason Street, Green Bay, Tuesday from 3 to 8 p.m. Parish wake service 7 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Visitation continues at Resurrection Catholic Church, 333 Hilltop Drive, Green Bay, Wednesday from 9:30 a.m. until the time of the funeral. Funeral 11 a.m. at the church with the Most Rev. Robert F. Morneau and Rev. David Beaudry concelebrating. Burial in Allouez Catholic Cemetery.
Please visit www.malcorefuneralhome.com to send online condolences to the family.
Cleo's family extends a special thank you for the pastoral care of Resurrection Church, Odd Fellow Nursing Home, including the RN's, CNA's, kitchen and laundry staff, and anyone who helped during her residence at the nursing home. Also a thank you to Heartland Hospice and RN's, Connie and Sam, who were so helpful, courteous, caring and kind especially in the last few days of mom's life.

7/21/2008 Herald Times Reporter

Jim Budysz
 

Jim Budysz, age 58, passed away on Nov. 14, 2007, at Boswell Hospital in Sun City, Ariz.

A memorial service was held for him at that time. With the return of his wife, Faye, to Manitowoc, she is having another service for family and friends here to honor and celebrate Jim's life. You are all invited to attend.

Services will be held at St. Francis of Assisi, formerly St. Mary's Church, on 21st and Marshall streets at 10 a.m. on July 23, 2008. Visitation will be until 11 a.m., which will be the time of the service. Father John Schuetze will be officiated, and a luncheon will follow in the school hall.
Herald Times Reporter
July 21, 2008

7/21/2008 Post Crescent

Norstrom, Edna C.
 

Edna Norstrom, 98, Appleton, passed away on July 19, 2008, at Brewster Village. She was born on Nov. 8, 1909, in Gladstone, Mich., to the late Constant and Leona Van Daele. Edna married Ole Norstrom on June 21, 1938, in Escanaba, Mich. He preceded her in death in 1975. For many years, she and Ole operated Chrysler dealerships in Gladstone and Escanaba. Ole proudly served his country during World War II in the United States Army Air Corps as a flight instructor. They lived in Arizona until he was transferred overseas. Edna then returned to Gladstone. Edna and Ole moved to Appleton in 1947. Together they operated the G.I. Bill Flight School at the old Appleton Airport. Upon their retirement, they built a home on Douglas Street and Edna lived there until her death.

Edna was a longtime member of Trinity Lutheran Church, Appleton. She was also a member of Butte Des Morts Country Club for many years, enjoying bridge and the company of her friends.

Survivors include her nieces, Mary Alice (Roy) Eldridge, Colorado Springs, Colo.; Jeanette (Bob) Mineau, Gladstone, Mich.; Connie (David) Amond, Neenah; Barbara (Roland) Vanderlinden, Two Rivers; Janice Flynn, Colorado Springs, Colo.; Lorraine (Don) Vandeville, De Pere; several great-nephews and great-nieces and great-great-nephews and nieces. Edna is further survived by a special friend, Stan Gabert, Appleton, and his children, Bruce (Kris) Gabert, Jane (Mark) Spietz, Helen (Chuck Lewis) Gabert and David Gabert and his grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her sisters, Madeline Brassick, Alice Krout and Mary McCauley; and her brother, Floyd Van Daele.
The funeral service for Edna will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, July 22, 2008, at TRINITY LUTHERAN CHURCH (209 S. Allen Street, Appleton) with the Rev. Kurt Kovanen officiating. Interment will be in Fernwood Cemetery, Gladstone, Mich. The visitation will be held at the church on Tuesday from 10 a.m. until the time of service.
The family would like to extend a sincere thank you to Home Instead for their care while Edna was home. A special thank you to Mary Schumacher, her loving and devoted care was greatly appreciated. Thank you to the wonderful staff at Brewster Village.
Wichmann Funeral Home
537 N. Superior St.
Appleton 920-739-1231
Online Condolences:
www.wichmannfargo.com

7/22/2008 GBPG

Baudhuin, Sylvan J.
 

Sylvan Joseph Baudhuin, 89, Brussels, passed away at home on July 21, 2008. He was born on April 3, 1919, in Door County, to Joseph and Mary (Charlier) Baudhuin. Sylvan lived and farmed all of his life in the town of Union. He was a member of the Wisconsin Holstein Assoc. since 1956. Sylvan was also a member of the Wisconsin Towns Assoc. for 36 years and the Farm Service Agency for 40 years. He was a founding member of the BUG Fire Dept. and served from 1967 to 2005. He was also the fire department treasurer for 38 years. Sylvan also served as the clerk for the town of Union for 36 years, from 1965 to 2001. In his younger years, he painted many houses and church steeples. On Nov. 22, 1938, he married Rose Tebon in Duval. She preceded him in death on Oct. 8, 2005. For many years, Sylvan cared for his wife after she was disabled by a stroke. He also acted as a caregiver for his son when he was battling a terminal illness.

Survivors include three grandchildren, Galen (Lisa) Baudhuin, Brussels; Joe (Tiffany) Baudhuin, New Franken; and Holly (Geoff) Hansen, Sturgeon Bay; two great-grandchildren, Dustin and Brooke Baudhuin; one sister-in-law: Blanche Baudhuin, Green Bay.

He was preceded in death by his son and daughter-in-law, Clayton and Bonnie Baudhuin; a grandson, Brian; three brothers, Arnold (Doris), Herman (Jennie), and William; two sisters, Josephine (Jule) Noel and Adele (Ernest) Delfosse.
Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Thursday at St. Francis and St. Mary Parish in Brussels with Rev. Pius Cotter officiating. Entombment will be in the Shrine of the Good Shepherd Mausoleum. Friends may call on Wednesday from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Forbes Funeral Home in Sturgeon Bay and at the church on Thursday from 10 a.m. until the time of service. A prayer service will be conducted at 7 p.m. on Wednesday. Online condolences from www.forbesfuneralhome.com.

 

Gillis, Cleo O.
 

Cleo O. Gillis, 90, Green Bay, passed away peacefully early Sunday morning, July 20, 2008, at a local nursing home.

Visitation at MALCORE (WEST) Funeral Home, 1530 West Mason Street, Tuesday (TODAY) from 3 p.m. until 8 p.m. Parish wake service 7 p.m. this evening at the funeral home. Visitation continues Wednesday at Resurrection Catholic Church, 333 Hilltop Drive, from 9:30 a.m. until the time of the funeral. Funeral 11 a.m. Wednesday at the church with the Most Rev. Robert F. Morneau and Rev. David Beaudry concelebrating. Burial in Allouez Catholic Cemetery. Please visit www.malcorefuneralhome.com to send online condolences to the family.

Willems, Robert R.H."
 

Robert "R.H." Willems, 77, Reedsville, passed away on Monday, July 21, 2008, at Manor Care East in Green Bay.

He was born April 14, 1931, in Kiel, son of the late John and Leona (Wiskerchen) Willems. He married Ruth Mullins on Nov. 28, 1953, at St. Boniface Catholic Church in Manitowoc. R.H. served in the Korean War and then was involved in the sales of agricultural and industrial equipment. He was a member of Holy Family Parish in Brillion, The Reedsville Lions Club, American Legion Post 199 Reedsville, The Reedsville Village Board, Reedsville Housing Authority and the Knights of Columbus.

He is survived by his wife, Ruth and their children, Greg (Jeanne) Willems, Rothschild and their children Ted, Minneapolis and Maggie, Madison; Mary (Tom) Pfeffer, Appleton and their children, Kate (Jon) Bleier, Madison and Angela, also of Madison; Jack (Jan) Willems, Reedsville and their children, Sam and Conner, Reedsville; three sisters-in-law, Jan Thiesen and Dorothy Mullins, Manitowoc; as well as Darlene Mullins, Brownsville.
He was preceded in death by his parents and brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Jim and Carmen Mullins, Paul Mullins, Barney and Val Mullins, Phillip Mullins, Joe Shimek and Erv Thiesen.
Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, July 24, 2008, at Holy Family Catholic Church in Brillion. The Rev. Mathew Simonar will officiate. Burial will be in the St. Mary Cemetery, Reedsville. Friends may call at the CHURCH in Brillion on Wednesday, July 23 from 4 to 8 p.m. and again at the church on Thursday from 10 a.m. until the time of Mass. The Wieting Funeral Home in Brillion is assisting the family with arrangements.
The family wishes to thank the doctors and nurses at St. Vincent Hospital and the entire staff at Manor Care East for their compassion and care during Dad's illness.

7/22/2008 Herald Times Reporter

Gertrude R. 'Gertie' Oswald
 

Gertrude R. "Gertie" Oswald, age 98, formerly of 2119 Kemper St., died on Monday morning, July 21, 2008, at Shady Lane Nursing Care Center, Manitowoc.

Gertrude was born on March 22, 1910, in Mishicot, daughter of the late Herman and Rose (Bonfigt) Franz.

She married Fred Mueller on Oct. 28, 1931, in Mishicot. He was the first police officer in Manitowoc County to die in the line of duty, on July 5, 1932.
She married Wencil Oswald on May 9, 1935, in Manitowoc.
He preceded her in death on Dec. 7, 1967. Gertrude was a self-employed seamstress.
She was a member of St. Francis of Assisi Parish.
Survivors include two brothers and two sisters-in-law: Victor (Lorraine) Franz, Two Rivers; Cyril Franz, Mishicot; and Lucille Franz, St. Petersburg, Fla.; and one brother-in-law and one sister-in-law: Edward (Kathryn) Oswald, Manitowoc. Nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends also survive. She was preceded in death by one brother: Roland Franz; four sisters: Caroline Haag; Alice Brunner; Lucille Dilfert; and Emily Fricke; and one sister-in-law and one brother-in-law: Delores Franz and Harold Dilfert.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, July 24, 2008, at St. Francis of Assisi-Waldo Site, N. 14th and Waldo Blvd., Manitowoc.
The Rev. Gerald Foley will celebrate the Mass of Christian Burial, with burial to follow in Evergreen Cemetery.
Relatives and friends may call at the church on Thursday from 10 a.m. until the time of service at 11:00 a.m.
The Jens Family Funeral Home & Crematory of Manitowoc is assisting the Oswald Family.
A special thanks to the staff of Shady Lane Nursing Care Center for all the loving care Gertie received while she lived there.
Herald Times Reporter
July 22, 2008

7/23/2008 GBPG

Beauleau, Sr., Gilbert A.
 

Gilbert A. Beauleau, Sr., 93, Gillett, formerly of Green Bay, died Monday, July 21, 2008. He was born April 13, 1915, in Oconto Falls, to the late George and Ida (Whiting) Beauleau. Gilbert married Magdalen Kiefert on June 15, 1935, and she preceded him in death on Jan. 19, 1995. For many years, he had been employed by the Selmer Company, retiring in 1977. Gilbert was a member of the Brotherhood of Carpenters. He enjoyed working with wood, hunting, fishing and socializing with his friends.

Survivors include two daughters and a son-in-law, Yvonne Poirier, Green Bay; Judy and Peter Sagen, Lena; a daughter-in-law, Janet Beauleau, Green Bay; 12 grandchildren; many great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; a brother-in-law and two sisters-in-law, Howard and Odile Kiefert, Audrey Kiefert; nieces and nephews.

He was also preceded in death by a son, Gilbert Jr., three brothers, four sisters, brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law.
Friends may call at Blaney Funeral Home, 1521 Shawano Ave., from 9 to 10 a.m. Friday. Private Graveside Services will be held at Oconto Falls Catholic Cemetery. To send online condolences, please go to www.BlaneyFuneralHome.com.
In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund has been established in his name.
The Beauleau family extends a special thank you to everyone at Woodlands Nursing Home in Gillett for their excellent care and all the nurses and CNAs who kept a smile on his face. Thank you also to Dr. Wittman and the staff of Heartland Hospice.
Goodbye Dad. We love you! Yvonne & Judy

 

Carmody, Robert P.
 

Robert P. Carmody, 70, Conneaut, Ohio, and formerly of Carlsville, Wis., passed away on July 2, 2008, in Ohio. Bob was born in Door County, Wis., to the late Paul J. Carmody and Ann Carmody.

He is survived by his wife of 37 years, Peggy Carmody, Conneaut, Ohio; children, Jason Carmody, Conneaut, Ohio; Dan Carmody, Rancho Santa Margarita, Calif.; and Debbie VanderZanden, Sussex, Wis.; four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren; siblings, Joan Peterson, Kathleen (Norbert) Kaye, Eunice Londo, Sr. Anne Margaret Carmody, Frank (Sue) Carmody and Mike (Rita) Carmody; as well as many nieces and nephews, family and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; an infant sister, Barbara; and a brother, Bill Carmody.
Gathering time with family and friends will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, July 26, 2008, at Stella Maris (St. John the Baptist Church) in Egg Harbor, Wis., where a memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. with the Rev. David Ruby presiding.

 

Dequaine, Timothy Michael James
 

Timothy Michael James Dequaine infant son of Jared and Nicole Dequaine passed away at birth on July 18, 2008.

He is survived by his parents, Jared and Nicole; his grandparents, Jim and Debbie Peterson, Michael and Yvonne Thuss, Lylas and Theresa Dequaine; as well as numerous aunts, uncles, cousins.

Friends may call after 12:30 p.m., Wednesday, July 23, 2008 (TODAY), at the RYAN FUNERAL HOME 305 N. Tenth St., De Pere, until time of service at 1 p.m. with Deacon Kevin DeCleene officiating burial in Allouez Catholic Cemetery.
The family would like to thank the staff at Bellin Hospital and Sarah Macco for all her love and support.
Please go to www.ryanfh.com to express online condolences to the family.

7/23/2008 Herald Times Reporter

Gertrude R. 'Gertie' Oswald
 

Gertrude R. "Gertie" Oswald, age 98, formerly of 2119 Kemper St., died on Monday morning, July 21, 2008, at Shady Lane Nursing Care Center, Manitowoc.

Gertrude was born on March 22, 1910, in Mishicot, daughter of the late Herman and Rose (Bonfigt) Franz. She married Fred Mueller on Oct. 28, 1931, in Mishicot. He was the first police officer in Manitowoc County to die in the line of duty on July 5, 1932. She married Wencil Oswald on May 9, 1935, in Manitowoc. He preceded her in death on Dec. 7, 1967. Gertrude was a self-employed seamstress. She was a member of St. Francis of Assisi Parish.

Survivors include two brothers and two sisters-in-law: Victor (Lorraine) Franz, Two Rivers' Cyril Franz, Mishicot; and Lucille Franz, St. Petersburg, Fla.; and one brother-in-law and one sister-in-law: Edward (Kathryn) Oswald, Manitowoc. Nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends also survive. She was preceded in death by one brother: Roland Franz; four sisters: Caroline Haag; Alice Brunner; Lucille Wilfert; and Emily Fricke; one sister-in-law and one brother-in-law: Delores Franz and Harold Wilfert.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, July 24, 2008, at St. Francis of Assisi-Waldo Site, N. 14th and Waldo Blvd., Manitowoc. The Rev. Gerald Foley will celebrate the Mass of Christian Burial, with burial to follow at Evergreen Cemetery.
Relatives and friends may call at the church on Thursday from 10 a.m. until the time of service at 11 a.m.
The Jens Family Funeral Home & Crematory of Manitowoc is assisting the Oswald Family.
A special thanks to the staff of Shady Lane Nursing Care Center for all the loving care Gertie received while she lived there.
Herald Times Reporter
July 23, 2008

7/24/2008 GBPG

Holl, Arletta R.
 

Arletta R. Holl, 87, Green Bay, formerly of Krakow, entered eternal rest Sunday, July 20, 2008, in Green Bay.

Born on Sept. 12, 1920, in the town of Hartland, she was the daughter of the late William and Anna (Krueger) Seering.

On Dec. 3, 1938, she was united in marriage to Clarence Holl in Bonduel.
Together the couple farmed in the town of Hartland until 1951, when they moved to Krakow. While there, Arletta worked at various businesses including Larson Canning and Carver Yachts.
Even after Clarence's death on March 15, 1974, Arletta continued to live in Krakow and would call it home for over 50 years. She was a member of the Zion United Methodist Church in Bonduel.
Arletta loved to cook, bake and can. The family will miss grandma's home cooked meals, especially her creampuffs and strawberry jam. She also enjoyed her yard, her flowers, and her berries as well as going on bus trips with fellow seniors. But Arletta's biggest enjoyment was the time she spent with her children and grandchildren.
Arletta is survived by two daughters, Rochell (Louis) Cheplak, Janesville; Rosemary (Gary) Gajewski, Pulaski; one son, Robert Holl, Green Bay; and five grandchildren, Jacob, Nicholas and Tyler Gajewski and Emma and Zachary Cheplak. Arletta is further survived by one brother, Donald Seering, Bonduel; three sisters, Caroline Hinzman, Darboy; Rosalind Kirschling, Menasha; Lilas Sheleski, Menasha; two sisters-in-law, Valerie Bohm, Green Bay; Dorothy Seering, Minnesota; many nieces and nephews; and many special friends including, Violet Radtke, Florence Sikorksi, Nancy Holewinski, Irene Dryja, Beatrice Kurtz, and Father Jim Esser.
Arletta was preceded in death by her husband, Clarence; two sons in infancy, Richard and Vernon; six brothers, LaVern, LeRoy, Merlin, Glen, Roland, Willis; and four sisters, Vivian Buettner, Pearl Huhnstock, Marcella Hansen Bainborn and Florence Paltzer.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, July 25, 2008, at the Zion United Methodist Church in Bonduel, with the Rev. Jerry Cho officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Family and friends may call at the church on Friday after 10 a.m. until the time of the service. In lieu of flowers a memorial fund has been established. Swedberg-Wendt Funeral Home in Bonduel is assisting the family with the arrangements.
www.swedbergfuneral
home.com
The family would like to express their gratitude to the compassionate staff and volunteers of Golden Living Center and AseraCare Hospice of Green Bay.

 

Maufort, Richard A.
 

Rev. Monsignor Richard A. Maufort, 78, long time resident of Green Bay, entered eternal life, Wednesday, July 23, 2008, at a local hospital.

He was born October 19, 1929, in Green Bay to Elmer and Zita (Dietzler) Maufort.

After graduating from Central Catholic High School, he attended St. Paul Seminary in St. Paul, Minnesota, and North American College, Gregorian University, in Rome.
He was ordained at the North American College Chapel in Rome on Dec. 8, 1954.
Father Maufort's first appointment was Assistant at St. Philip the Apostle Parish, Green Bay in 1955.
In 1957, he was appointed to serve on the faculty of Sacred Heart Seminary in Green Bay.
He graduated in 1963 with a master's degree in Latin from Marquette University, Milwaukee.
Father Maufort was appointed Pastor of St. Agnes Parish in Green Bay in 1970. While at St. Agnes, he was responsible for building the current church in 1973.
In 1975, he was raised to the dignity of Honorary Prelate. Monsignor Maufort was appointed Rector/Pastor of St. Francis Xavier Cathedral in Green Bay in 1990. In 1992, he became Theological Advisor to the Bishop and Rector Emeritus of St. Francis Xavier Cathedral. Monsignor also served as a Prosynodal Judge for the Diocesan Tribunal, as a member of the Ecumenical Commission, on the board of the Permanent Deaconate, as a Regional Vicar for Vicariate VI and on the board of Conciliation and Arbitration for the Diocese.
In 1994, Monsignor was released from all pastoral assignments due to health reasons. He was granted Senior Priest Status on January 31, 2007.
While at St. Norbert College, he established a track record that has never been broken. He later coached track at Sacred Heart Seminary. Monsignor Maufort loved hunting and his dogs. He loved to entertain by playing the harmonica.
Survivors include his sister, Marleen Lorberblatt, Green Bay; one brother and sister-in-law, Stephen and Mary Maufort, Green Bay; one sister-in-law, Patricia Maufort, Green Bay; his longtime caregiver and friend, Ray Charlier; nieces and nephews, Mina (John) Teske, Clare Zipperer, Trudy Lorberblatt, Stephanie Maufort, Maureen and Robb Mommaerts, Jim Maufort, Phil Maufort, Ann Ryan, Barbara Maufort, great-nieces and great-nephews, Marti Teske, Mackenzie Teske, John Paul Maufort, Andrew Maufort, Klayton Zipperer, Kyra Zipperer, Allison Mommaerts; a great-great nephew, Aiden.
He was preceded in death by his parents, one brother, John Maufort, two nephews, Tom Maufort, Marty Lorberblatt.
Reception of the body by Rev. Richard Getchel, Pastor of St. Agnes, will take place at 4 p.m. Friday, July 25, 2008, at St. Agnes Catholic Church, 1484 Ninth St. Visitation will follow from 4 to 6 p.m. Friday with a Parish Prayer Service at 6 p.m. Visitation will continue from 9 to 10:30 a.m. Saturday, July 26, 2008. The Funeral Liturgy, expressing our faith and our hope in the promised glory of the Lord's Resurrection, will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the church with Bishop Robert F. Morneau as presider and homilist and Bishop Robert J. Banks concelebrating. Burial will be at Allouez Catholic Cemetery.
Monsignor Maufort's family expresses their sincere gratitude to Monsignor's longtime caregiver and friend, Ray Charlier. They also express their gratitude to the family of Daniel Felchlin. In 1993, Monsignor Maufort was the recipient of Daniel's donated heart.
A memorial fund has been established in his name to benefit St. Agnes Parish and Holy Family School.
Blaney Funeral Home is assisting the family.
To send online condolences, please go to www.BlaneyFuneralHome.com.

 

Nickel, Susan M.
 

Susan M. Nickel, 39, Green Bay, died unexpectedly, Monday, July 21, 2008.

She was born Sept. 18, 1968, in Green Bay, to Mike and Judy (Landwehr) Parins.

She graduated from Green Bay East High School in 1986 and continued her education at NWTC.
On Nov. 12, 1994, she married Paul Nickel in Green Bay.
Susan was previously employed at St. Vincent Hospital Child Care Center. She recently worked at Lombardi Middle School and Southwest High School as a monitor where she touched and inspired the lives of hundreds of students by sharing her compassion and love of life. She was active at King Elementary School organizing fundraisers and community projects, all benefiting the school, the students, and their families.
She was deeply committed to her two sons and took enormous pleasure in their sporting events and school activities. She overflowed with pride and love for her boys. Susan was devoted to her husband, Paul, and loved him with all her heart.
She loved her many friends and was often the person to organize social functions. Susan celebrated life daily and spread joy and enthusiasm throughout her relationships. She will be deeply missed by her family, friends, and the community.
Survivors include her husband, Paul; two sons, Peter and Andrew, at home; her father and mother, Mike and Judy Parins, Green Bay; two sisters, Sandy (Joe) Mussicchio, Madison; Jennifer Parins, Green Bay; one brother, Michael Parins, Green Bay; her maternal grandmother, Grace Landwehr, De Pere; her mother-in-law, Alice Nickel, Chilton; aunts, uncles, nieces, other relatives and many close friends.
She was preceded in death by her father-in-law, Alex Nickel; her maternal grandfather, Carl Landwehr; her paternal grandparents, Joseph and Marion Parins.
Friends may call at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church, 2771 Oakwood Dr., from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday. The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 3 p.m. Friday at the church with Msgr. James Dillenburg and Rev. Leander Nickel concelebrating.
Blaney Funeral Home is assisting the family. To send online condolences, please go to www.BlaneyFuneralHome.com.
A memorial fund has been established.

 

Reimer, John
 

John Reimer, 62, lifelong resident of Green Bay, died Wednesday, July 23, 2008.

He was born May 1, 1946, in Green Bay, to Clarence and Ceil (White) Reimer. For 20 years he lived at Demes Rehabilitation Center (now Cottonwood). While he was there, he went to the Community Service Center daily.

John loved to play tapes of polka music and country music and he loved going out for chicken on the weekends.
He is survived by his brothers and sisters and their spouses, Robert and Carol Reimer, Marge and Dick Kroll, Don and Mary Ann Reimer, Judie La Rock and her friend, Bill; many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Friends may call at St. Agnes Catholic Church, 1484 Ninth St., from 10 to 11 a.m. Friday. The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Friday at the church with the Rev. Richard Getchel officiating. Burial will be in Fort Howard Memorial Park.
A memorial fund has been established in his name.
The family extends a special thank you to the staff of San Luis Medical & Rehabilitation Center, especially Gayle, Judy, Joan and Dan for their wonderful care over the years. They also extend a special thank you to John's guardians, Don and Mary Ann for all of their very special care for many, many years.
Blaney Funeral Home is assisting the Reimer family. To send online condolences, please go to www.BlaneyFuneralHome.com.

7/25/2008 GBPG

Fontaine, Gary L.
 

Gary L. Fontaine, 68, formerly of Green Bay, died Tuesday, July 22, 2008. He was born Feb. 8, 1940, in Green Bay, to Vernon and Arletta (Campbell) Fontaine. Music was Gary's life. He was the choir director at St. Agnes Catholic Church and The Festival Singers. Gary owned and operated Abbey Carpet for 20 years.

He is survived by two children, Lisa Fontaine, Madison; Chris (Michele) Fontaine, Sheboygan; a brother and sister-in-law, Brian and Jean Fontaine, Green Bay; his grandchildren, Melissa and Tyler Feltz, Zachariah, Cameron, Brayden, Jardin, Paris and Anastasia Fontaine; one great-granddaughter, Aliana Parrott; a niece, a nephew, cousins, other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Dale.
Friends may call at St. Agnes Catholic Church, 1484 Ninth St., from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. Monday. The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 9:30 a.m. Monday at the church with Bishop Robert F. Mourneau officiating.
Blaney Funeral Home is assisting the family. To send online condolences, please go to www.BlaneyFuneralHome.com.

 

Stodola-Tebon, Madeline M.
 

Madeline M. Stodola-Tebon, 89, Luxemburg, died early Thursday morning, July 24, 2008.

Friends may call at the McMAHON FUNERAL HOME, LUXEMBURG, 3 to 8 p.m., Sunday, July 27, 2008. Parish prayer service 7 p.m. Sunday. Visitation will continue Monday, July 28, between 9:30 and 10:45 a.m. at St. Mary Church, Luxemburg. Funeral 11 a.m. at the church with the Rev. Milton Suess officiating. Burial in St. Mary Cemetery, Luxemburg.

In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund will be established in her name.
A complete obituary will be available in Saturday's Green Bay Press-Gazette.

7/26/2008 GBPG

Stodola-Tebon, Madeline M.
 

Madeline M. Stodola - Tebon, 89, Luxemburg, died peacefully surrounded by her children early Thursday morning, July 24, 2008, at Oak Creek Assisted Living, Luxemburg. She was born Jan. 15, 1919, to the late Theodore and Mary (Stahl) Salentine. On March 2, 1946, Madeline married Richard E. Stodola at St. Mary Church, Luxemburg. He preceded her in death Dec. 19, 1974. On Sept. 3, 1977, Madeline then married Elmer A. Tebon at St. Louis Church in Dyckesville. He preceded her in death May 15, 1987. She was a member of St. Mary Church, Luxemburg, The Christian Mothers Society of St. Mary's, The Catholic Order of Foresters, and a 50 year member of the American Legion Auxiliary in Luxemburg. Her enjoyments included playing cards, bus trips, Packer and Brewer games, quilting for the missions and cooking for her family.

Survivors include her children and their spouses, Richard and Sue Stodola, Luxemburg; Mary and Chuck Nuhlicek, Kewaunee; Ted and Anita Stodola, Luxemburg; Kay and Kerry Kozlowski, Lynn and Rick Vandervest, all of New Franken; Ann Kinnard, Steve and Brenda Stodola, all of Green Bay; her grandchildren, Jennifer, Meggan, Kate and Allison Stodola, Tina (Jason) Behnke, Tara (Chris) Wotachek, Jamie (Michelle) Nuhlicek, Brian, Erin and Alex Stodola, Sara (Craig) Anderson, Adam (Sandy) Kozlowski, Evan (Katie) Kozlowski, Erik (Amy) Vandervest, Dixie (Eric) Kinnard, Andy (Carrie) Kinnard, Ryan (Alyssa) Kinnard, Logen and Blair Stodola; six great-grandchildren, Nathan, Nicole, Vincent, Jaden, Justin and Ella; her step-children and their spouses, Wayne and Diane Tebon, Rolan and Marcy Tebon, Pat and Carl Johnson all of Green Bay; Dwayne and Donna Tebon, Brussels; Nolan and Pat Tebon, Denmark; numerous step-grandchildren and step-great-grandchildren; three sisters-in-law and one brother-in-law, Janet Salentine, George and Mary Ann Stodola, all of Luxemburg; Virginia Wertel- Metzler, New Franken.

She was preceded in death by one son-in-law, Daniel Kinnard; one brother, Lloyd Salentine; one sister and one brother-in-law, Minerva and Paul Slatky; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Frank and Ann Stodola, Wencil and Dolores Stodola and Phil Wertel.
Friends may call at the McMAHON FUNERAL HOME, LUXEMBURG, 3 to 8 p.m. Sunday, July 27, 2008. Parish prayer service 7 p.m. Sunday. Visitation will continue Monday July 28, 2008, between 9:30 and 10:45 a.m. at St. Mary Church, Luxemburg. Funeral 11 a.m. at the Church with the Rev. Milton Suess officiating. Burial in St. Mary Cemetery, Luxemburg.
In Lieu of flowers, a memorial fund will be established in her name.
The family wishes to thank, Fr. Milton Suess, Luxemburg Rescue, Dr. Dobson, the staff of Oak Creek CBRF, Linda Ullman, Unity Hospice and Madeline's "Special" card club ladies.

 

Vosters, Dorothy
 

Dorothy Vosters, 82, Appleton, died Thursday, July 24, 2008, 3 days before her 83rd birthday, at Parkside Care Center. Dorothy was born July 27, 1925, to the late Martin and Mary (Blaser) Baeten, in Wrightstown. She is the last of six brothers and sisters, who include her twin brother, Donald Baeten. She married her beloved husband, Donald B. Vosters, on Aug. 10, 1946, sharing 57 wonderful years together before his death on Oct. 20, 2003. Dorothy was a schoolteacher for 42 years. She taught at St. Mary Catholic Central and St. Joseph Catholic School, Appleton. Dorothy enjoyed decorating her classroom with butterflies, ribbons and bows. Her favorite color was pink. She enjoyed teaching and Friday night fish fries and playing cards with friends.

She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Connie and Thomas Bauer, Little Chute; her son and daughter-in-law, Craig and Kathleen Vosters, Little Chute; four grandchildren, Brad Bauer, Blake (Geri) Bauer, Bethanie Vosters and Rebecca Vosters; five great-grandchildren, Blake, McKenzie, Noah, Brooklyn and Macey; a sister-in-law, Betty Baeten, De Pere; a brother and sister-in-law, LeRoy and Pat Vosters, a brother-in-law, Tom Pauly, both of Appleton; many nieces and nephews; also special friends, Christy Rettler, Barb Bosch and Sis Balliet.

She was preceded in death by sisters, Margaret Baeten, Florence Baeten and Irene (Baeten) Lamers; brothers, Willard Baeten and Donald Baeten; mother and father-in-law, Barney and Alma (Holtz) Vosters; sister-in-law, Betty Rae (Vosters) Pauly; niece, Vicky Lamers; godson, Teddy Lamers; and special friends, Howard and Delores Fullarton.
Funeral services for Dorothy will be held at 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, July 29, 2008, at the funeral home. Burial will be in St. John Cemetery, Little Chute. Friends may call at the funeral home from 4 p.m. Tuesday, until the time of the service. A memorial fund is being established.
Dorothy's family would like to extend their appreciative thanks to everyone at AMC and Parkside for their care.
Wichmann Funeral Home
537 N. Superior Street
Appleton 739-1231
www.wichmannfargo.com

 

7/26/2008 Herald Times Reporter

 

Moses Randall Hartlaub
 

Moses Randall Hartlaub, infant son of Randy and Elizabeth Hartlaub, of rural Kiel, (School Hill), was stillborn on July 22, 2008, at Holy Family Memorial Medical Center, Manitowoc.

Survivors include his parents: Randy and Elizabeth of School Hill; six brothers and sisters: Brianna, Amanda, Jennifer, Isaiah, Julia and Josiah; his paternal grandmother: LaVerne Hartlaub of Manitowoc; maternal grandmother: Sharon Steffen of Manitowoc; maternal grandfather: Robert Steffen of Manitowoc; maternal grandfather: Richard Duthey; and maternal grandmother: Nancy Duthey. He is further survived by his aunts and uncles: David (Rose) Hartlaub; Gerald (Kathy) Hartlaub; Sharon and Gary Mueller; Carol (Bill) Degeneffe; Brian (Pam) Hartlaub; Jeff (Kim) Hartlaub; Greg Duthey; Nadine Davis; Karen Duthey; and other relatives.

Graveside services will be held at 10 a.m. on Sunday, July 27, 2008, at Holy Trinity Catholic Cemetery, School Hill, with Deacon James Steffen officiating.
Online condolences may be sent at www.meiselwitz fh.com.
Meiselwitz-Vollstedt Funeral Home, Kiel, is assisting the family.
Herald Times Reporter
July 26, 2008

7/27/2008 GBPG

Brosig, Bernard
 

Bernard Brosig, 90, passed away on Friday, July 25, 2008. He was born Dec. 17, 1917, in the town of Bellevue, son of the late Paul and Nellie (Vanden Langenberg) Brosig. On May 4, 1946, he married Geraldine Lemmens at Holy Trinity Church, Pine Grove. Bernard served in World War II in the 9th Infantry Division for three and a half years, which included the Battle of the Bulge. He was a member of the Veteran Post #9677 in Bellevue. Bernard loved music and dancing; and enjoyed playing cards with his many wonderful friends. He and Geraldine were members of the Green Bay Square Dance Club. He worked at Procter and Gamble for 36 years and farmed in Ledgeview.

He is survived by his wife, Geraldine; three sons and daughters-in-law, Glen and Tina, Pine Grove; Gary and Pat, town of Eaton; Mark and Jan, Bellevue; four grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. He is also survived by one brother, Robert, DePere.

He was preceded in death by four brothers, Ervin, Richard, Paul and Donald; and two sisters, Florence (Toots) Umentum and Carole Van Ermen.
Friends may call at Prince of Peace Catholic Church, Pine Grove site on Tuesday from 9 to 11 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial 11 a.m. at the church with the Rev. Ralph Merkatoris officiating. Proko-Wall Funeral Home is assisting the family. Online condolences may be sent to the Brosig family at www.prokowall.com.
The family would like to express their sincere gratitude to the staff of Harmony House of Denmark for their compassionate care and concern for Bernard and the family.

 

Desotell, Ronald J.
 

Ronald J. Desotell, 81, lifelong resident of Green Bay, died unexpectedly Thursday, July 24, 2008. He was born June 12, 1927, in Green Bay to Oliver and Florence (Walker) Desotell. Ron was employed by the Green Bay Fire Department for 39 years, retiring as a Deputy Chief in 1987. On Aug. 20, 1955, he married the love of his life, Helen Barrett. He assisted his wife with the ownership and daily operations of Santa Maria and Ledgeview Nursing Centers. Ron was a member of St. John the Evangelist Catholic Parish and the Retired Professional Fire Fighters of Wisconsin.

Ron's passion in life was his family. Being a great father and role model for his children was very important to him. His greatest joy was spending time with his grandchildren. The cabin in Dunbar and the cottage in Door County were places that he created many memories with his family. It was here that he planted thousands of trees which will serve as a living memorial for years to come. He enjoyed his time at the cabin during every deer hunting season especially with his fellow fire fighter and best friend, Harold Kaye. Ron was a lifelong Packer season ticket holder, avid Packers fan and loved to recount his memories from the Ice Bowl.

Ronald will be sadly missed by his beloved wife, Helen; his three sons and two daughters-in-law, Ronald and Nancy Desotell, Jeff Desotell and his fiancee, Kate Mortimer, Tim and Kim Desotell; his daughter and son-in-law, Mary Ellen and Shane Graham; daughter-in-law, Marie Desotell; ten grandchildren, Patrick, Pamela, Scott, Nicholas, Katie, Barrett, Molly and Brendan Desotell, Breanna and Seth Reed; four step-grandchildren, Shaina, Kaitlyn, Jared and Seth Graham; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Glen and Grace Desotell, Dean and Mary Desotell; two sisters, Grace Bergman, Eleanor Rossow; a sister-in-law, Marie Desotell, many nieces, nephews, relative and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents; an infant son, Patrick; one son, Gregg Desotell, in 2004; two sisters, Hazel Fraschilla and Janice Desotell; one brother, Ralph Desotell; two brothers-in-law, Norb Bregman and Vernon Rossow.
Friends may call at Blaney Funeral Home, 1521 Shawano Ave., from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday. A Fire Department Bell Service will be held at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home with a closing prayer to follow. Friends may also call at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, 413 St. John St., from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Wednesday. The Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the church with the Rev. Guy A. Blair, SCJ officiating, the Rev. Conrad Kartz, O.Praem., the Rev. David Kasperek and the Rev. David McElroy concelebrating. Burial will be in St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery in Irish Eaton. Online condolences may be expressed at www.blaneyfuneralhome.com.

 

Ducat, Isiah
 

Isiah Dale Ducat, 1, Green Bay, died Thursday, July 24, 2008. He was born on July 19, 2007 to Sara Allport and Steven Michael Ducat. Isiah was a very happy boy with big blue eyes and a bright smile that brought joy to his family's home.

Isiah is survived by his parents, Sara Allport and Steven M. Ducat; his brothers, Kadyn and Camren; his maternal grandparents, Alan and Diane Stock; his paternal grandparents, Dale and Sharon Ducat and Claudette Petterman; and many aunts, uncles, cousins, relatives and friends.

Friends may call at Blaney Funeral Home, 1521 Shawano Ave., on Monday from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. The Funeral Service will be held at 7 p.m. Monday at the funeral home with the Rev. Chuck Welch officiating. To send online condolences please go to www.blaneyfuneralhome.com. In lieu of flowers, a memorial has been established in Isiah's name.
Precious Angel,
our family
will miss you.
You are safely
at home in Heaven.

 

Gage, Shana J.
 

Shana J. Gage, 38, Reno, Nev., tragically passed away on Saturday, July 19, 2008. Born on July 19, 1969, she was the beloved daughter of Sherry (Bruns) Gage and the late David Gage. Shana spent her childhood playing the sports she loved and excelled at gymnastics and swimming. She was a member of the local swim team and earned a boxful of ribbons for her skilled performances. In high school, she also played varsity volleyball. Shana also loved to ski which was a passion she shared with her brother, Brad. Shana was a member of the Shawano Ski Sharks. For several years after high school, she worked at ski resorts in Aspen, Colo. and Lake Tahoe, Calif., to pursue her love of the sport. She attended Pima Community College where she began studying pre-med, thinking she might be interested in becoming a nurse or a veterinarian. After moving to Reno in 1999, she returned to school to be certified as a Veterinary Assistant at Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff, serving her internship in Denver, Colo. Shana had a very special bond with children and a life-long love of animals. She always had dogs and cats, especially her beloved Husky, Luna, who was Shana's constant companion for 14years. Shana will be deeply missed by all who knew her.

Shana is survived by her mother, Sherry Gage, Shawano; and her brother, Brad Gage, Alta, Calif.; and her maternal grandfather, Peter Mastricola, Fond du Lac.

Shana was preceded in death by her father, David Gage, who passed away in 2002.
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, July 30, 2008, at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Shawano. Family and friends may call at the church on Wednesday after 10 a.m. until the time of the service. Swedberg Funeral Home in Shawano is assisting the family with the arrangements.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Shawano Area Food Pantry or the Shawano County Humane Society.
www.swedbergfuneralhome.com

 

Schoen, Edith L. (Harteau)
 

Edith L. (Harteau) Schoen, 88, passed away at a local nursing home on Friday, July 25, 2008. She was born May 9, 1920, in Oconto Falls to Everett and Mae (Smith) Harteau. Edith was a graduate of East High School and worked many years as a waitress. She also worked at the cheese factory and as an aircraft mechanic while her spouse served in the U.S. Army Air Corps. On Aug. 17, 1940, Edith married Melvin A. Schoen. Edith enjoyed reading, going out to eat, solving crosswords, traveling and going to the casino to play the "nickel slots."

Edith is survived by her children, Gary Schoen, Oconto Falls; Randy Schoen, Kenosha; Julie Schoen, Green Bay; five grandchildren and their spouses, Tina and Mike Sullivan, Illinois; Jessica and William Turner-Schoen, Washington D.C.; Jacob and Lyn Kasper, Green Bay; Amanda Tassia, California; Zachary Tassia, Colorado; six great-grandchildren, Conner Sullivan, Chasz, Cole, and Cloey Kasper, Hailey Brown, William Grey. She is further survived by a brother and sister-in-law, Donald and Ilse Harteau; three sisters, Arleen Duchateau, Gladys Cavil, June Simpkumas; two sisters-in-law, Mildred Otto, Dolores Highum; many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Melvin; her parents; an infant son; a sister, Ruth Simons; a sister-in-law, Audrey Alberts; six brothers-in-law, Fred Duchateau, Roland Cavil, George Simpkumas, Jerry Simons, Kelly Alberts and Orville Highhum.
Family visitation will be held at Blaney Funeral Home, 1521 Shawano Ave., on from 3 pm to 4 p.m. Monday. A Funeral Service will be at 4 p.m. Monday at the funeral home with the Rev. Deanna B. Merritt from Suamico United Methodist officiating. In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund has been established. Online condolences may be expressed at www.blaneyfuneralhome.com.
Edith's family would like to thank the staff of St. Mary's Hospital, Prevea Health and Woodside Nursing Home. They would also like to thank Katrina at I-Hop who will make a wonderful nurse some day.

 

Smits, Donna M.
 

Donna M. Smits, 61, Kenosha, found peace Tuesday, July 15, 2008. Daughter of Lois and the late William Smits. Sister of the late John (Charlene) Smits, Tim (Kiara) Smits, Jeff (Sally) Smits and Angie (KC) Rauwald. Also survived by seven nieces and nephews, other relatives and friends.

Ms. Smits spent 30 years at St. Joseph Catholic High School as a coach, teacher, athletic director, vice principal and program supporter.

She earned her bachelor's degree at UW-La Crosse and Masters at UW-Milwaukee, was instrumental in forming all the girls interscholastic athletic programs at St. Joseph. She also coached the Lancer's girls teams in tennis, volleyball, track and cheerleading.
In 1990, Donna received the Archdiocesan Home and School Association Award and in 1991, she was presented with the Metro Conference Service Award.
Graveside Services will be held 1 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 6, at Nicolet Memorial Gardens, 2770 Bay Settlement Road, Green Bay.
In lieu of flowers, memorials in Donna's name may be made to St. Joseph Catholic High School, 2401 69th St., Kenosha 53143
CHURCH AND CHAPEL
262-827-0659

 

Tilkens, Melvin
 

Melvin Tilkens, age 71, Green Bay, died Saturday, July 26, 2008 at a local hospital.

MALCORE (East) Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements which will be announced on Monday.

Van Rite, Mildred "Millie" D
 

Mildred "Millie" D. Van Rite, 85, Green Bay resident passed away peacefully at her home surrounded by her family on July 25, 2008. Millie was born Sept. 6, 1922, in Brillion, Wis., to the late Albert and Elizabeth (Hoyer) Oskey. She married Lloyd Van Rite Sept. 9, 1950, at St. Philip Parish. Millie was an excellent house wife, mother and grandmother with a great sense of humor. She enjoyed making booyah, playing the accordion, cards and puzzles as well as bowling, fishing and all sports. She was a Packer and Brewer fan. Millie was a member of Wienicki Post Ladies Auxiliary and St. Philip's Ladies Altar Society.

She is survived by her husband, Lloyd; three daughters, Linda (Jim) Frasch, Kathleen (Dan) Kosmatka, Mary Van Rite and two sons, Paul (Barb) Van Rite and Frank (Chris) Van Rite, all of Green Bay; nine grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; two brothers, Elmer (Goldie) Oskey, Rogers, Ark.; Albert (Elaine) Oskey, Random Lake, Wis.; two sisters, Dorothy DeSmith, Hobart, Ind.; Alice Schlies, Denmark, Wis.

Besides her parents Millie was preceded in death by an infant daughter and one sister, Elizabeth Hoffman; three brothers-in-law, Ed DeSmith, Bob Schlies and Don Hoffman.
Friends may call at St. Philip the Apostle Catholic Church, 312 Victoria St., Tuesday after 9 a.m. until time of service. Mass of Christian Burial 11 a.m. at the church with Rev. David Pleier officiating. Entombment in the Allouez Chapel Mausoleum. Proko-Wall Funeral Home is assisting the family. Online condolences may be sent to Millie's family at www.prokowall.com.
The family wishes to extend a special thank you to Aurora Hospice, Aurora Lombardi Cancer Center and Sister Helen for their care and concern.

 

Zirbel, Dennis C.
 

Dennis C. Zirbel, 61, Wrightstown, passed away unexpectedly Friday, July 25, 2008, at a local hospital. He was born Aug. 21, 1946, in Wrightstown, son of the late Harold and Dorothy (Mielke) Zirbel.

Immediate survivors include his brother, Art (Ardena) Retzlaff, Amberg; nephew, Timothy (Dawn) Retzlaff, and their children, Kyle, Ryan and Lauryn, Kaukauna; niece, Shelly Retzlaff and her daughter, Abby (AJ), Menasha.

Family and friends may call Sunday, July 27, 2008, (TODAY) from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. at DeWane-Cotter Funeral Home, 711 Main St., Wrightstown. Visitation will continue on Monday from 10 a.m. until the hour of service at St. John Ev. Lutheran Church, Wrightstown. Funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday at church, with the Rev. Ronald Zindler officiating. Interment will be in St. John Lutheran Cemetery. Online condolences may be expressed at www.cotterfuneralhome.com.
The family extends a warm thank you to the first responders, the Bellin Hospital Advance Care staff, and Pastor Ronald Zindler.

7/27/2008 Herald Times Reporter

Sister Victoria Masil
 

Sister Victoria Masil, age 91, a Franciscan Sister of Christian Charity of Holy Family Convent, Manitowoc, died Saturday, July 26, 2008, at Holy Family Convent.

She was born Nov. 24, 1916, in Oconto Falls, daughter of the late John and Frances (Zychowski) Malopolski. Sister Victoria earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from the College of St. Catherine, St. Paul, Minn., and a Master of Fine Arts from The Catholic University of America, Washington, D.C. She entered the convent in 1931 and professed her vows in 1935. Sister Victoria served as a teacher at Holy Rosary, Kewaunee, Wis.; Corpus Christi, Sawyer, Wis.; St. Patrick, Askeaton, Wis.; Holy Family College, Manitowoc, Wis.; St. Nicholas, Zanesville, Ohio; San Jose Indian Mission, Pisinemo, Ariz.; and St. Anthony, Topawa, Ariz. She also preformed a variety of tasks at St. Joseph, Kellnersville, Wis.; Ozanam Home, New Berlin, Wis.; Holy Family Convent, Manitowoc, Wis.; Good Samaritan Hospital, Zanesville, Ohio; and Guardian Angels School, West Point, Neb. Since 2004, she has been residing in St. Rita Health Center at the Motherhouse.

Survivors include: the Franciscan Sisters of Christian Charity; a sister and three brothers-in-law: Clara and Harold Baldwin, Chicago; Anthony Cvitanovich, D'lberville, Miss.; and Alden Le Fave, Green Bay. She is further survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, July 30, at Holy Family Convent Chapel, Manitowoc. Officiating at the Mass of Christian Burial will be the Rev. Samuel D. Jadin, O. Praem, with burial to follow at Holy Family Convent Cemetery, Manitowoc.
Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Tuesday, July 29, at Holy Family Convent, Manitowoc, where a prayer service will be held at 7 p.m.
The Pfeffer Funeral Home and Cremation Care Center, Manitowoc, is assisting the family with funeral arrangements.
Herald Times Reporter
July 27, 2008

7/28/2008 GBPG

Desotell, Ronald J.
 

Ronald J. Desotell, 81, lifelong resident of Green Bay, died unexpectedly Thursday, July 24, 2008. He was born June 12, 1927, in Green Bay to Oliver and Florence (Walker) Desotell. Ron was employed by the Green Bay Fire Department for 39 years, retiring as a Deputy Chief in 1987. On Aug. 20, 1955, he married the love of his life, Helen Barrett. He assisted his wife with the ownership and daily operations of Santa Maria and Ledgeview Nursing Centers. Ron was a member of St. John the Evangelist Catholic Parish and the Retired Professional Fire Fighters of Wisconsin.

Ron's passion in life was his family. Being a great father and role model for his children was very important to him. His greatest joy was spending time with his grandchildren. The cabin in Dunbar and the cottage in Door County were places that he created many memories with his family. It was here that he planted thousands of trees which will serve as a living memorial for years to come. He enjoyed his time at the cabin during every deer hunting season especially with his fellow fire fighter and best friend, Harold Kaye. Ron was a lifelong Packer season ticket holder, avid Packers fan and loved to recount his memories from the Ice Bowl.

Ronald will be sadly missed by his beloved wife, Helen; his three sons and two daughters-in-law, Ronald and Nancy Desotell, Jeff Desotell and his fiancee, Kate Mortimer, Tim and Kim Desotell; his daughter and son-in-law, Mary Ellen and Shane Graham; daughter-in-law, Marie Desotell; ten grandchildren, Patrick, Pamela, Scott, Nicholas, Katie, Barrett, Molly and Brendan Desotell, Breanna and Seth Reed; four step-grandchildren, Shaina, Kaitlyn, Jared and Seth Graham; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Glen and Grace Desotell, Dean and Mary Desotell; two sisters, Grace Bergman, Eleanor Rossow; a sister-in-law, Marie Desotell, many nieces, nephews, relative and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents; an infant son, Patrick; one son, Gregg Desotell, in 2004; two sisters, Hazel Fraschilla and Janice Desotell; one brother, Ralph Desotell; two brothers-in-law, Norb Bregman and Vernon Rossow.
Friends may call at Blaney Funeral Home, 1521 Shawano Ave., from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday. A Fire Department Bell Service will be held at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home with a closing prayer to follow. Friends may also call at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, 413 St. John St., from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Wednesday. The Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the church with the Rev. Guy A. Blair, SCJ officiating, the Rev. Conrad Kartz O.Praem., the Rev. David Kasperek and the Rev. David McElroy concelebrating. Burial will be in St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery in Irish Eaton. Online condolences may be expressed at www.blaneyfuneralhome.com

 

Strege, Alma E.
 

Alma E. Strege, 91 years, Sturgeon Bay, passed away early Sunday morning (July 27, 2008) at the Skilled Nursing Facility at Door Country Memorial Hospital. She was born April 30, 1917, in Fish Creek, the daughter of the late Adolph and Johanna (Paulzin) Pelke. She attended Maple Grove School in Fish Creek. In 1936, she married Albert F. Strege at Christ Lutheran Church. He preceded her in death in January of 1986. She was a member of Zion Lutheran Church in West Jacksonport. Alma enjoyed knitting, reading, listening to ball games on the radio, and bird watching.

Survivors include her son, Ron (Bernadette) Strege, Egg Harbor; two daughters, Karen (David) Maccoux, Sturgeon Bay; Joy (John) Weller, Lafayette, Ind.; grandchildren, Todd Strege, Robin Strege, Julie Strege Zastrow, Jan Strege Wyman, Brad Strege, Tim Gauger, Tereasa Gauger, Steven (Caroline) Maccoux, Mary Maccoux, Edward Strege, Sarah Strege Smith, Mettie Strege, Travis Strege, Trevor Strege; ten great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; many nieces, nephews and friends.

Preceding her in death were her parents; husband, Albert; son, Allen; and grandson, Ronald Strege Jr.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday at Zion Lutheran Church in West Jacksonport with the Rev. Peter Lindemann. Burial will follow at the church cemetery. Friends may call on Tuesday evening from 4 to 8 p.m. at Huehns Funeral Home and at the church on Wednesday from 10 a.m. until the time of services at 11 a.m. Memorials may be made to Zion Lutheran Ladies Aid, Zion Lutheran Church or Zion Lutheran School. Sign online guest register and leave condolences at www.huehnsfuneralhome.com.

7/28/2008 Herald Times Reporter

John Roland LaCroix
 

John Roland LaCroix, age, 57, of Manitowoc, died Sunday, July 27, 2008, at Holy Family Memorial Medical Center, Manitowoc after an extended illness. Funeral arrangements will be announced by the Pfeffer Funeral Home and Cremation Care Center, Manitowoc, later in the week.

Herald Times Reporter

July 28, 2008

7/28/2008 Post Crescent

Bastian, Mark A.
 

Mark A. Bastian, 47, Kaukauna, died unexpectedly as the result of an automobile accident, July 24, 2008. He was born Jan. 14, 1961, to Ken W. and Rosemarie A. (Miller) Bastian, in Appleton. Mark was a Senior Estimator for AZCO Inc. He enjoyed all sports and excelled in bowling, golf, basketball and baseball. Mark was also an avid spectator at his children's many sporting events.

He is survived by his wife, Mary B. (Coenen) Bastian; four children, Sam, James, Christopher "Chris" and Allison; his mother, Rosemarie Bastian, Appleton; two brothers, Greg (Debbie) Bastian, Hilbert; Scott (Leanne) Bastian, Kaukauna; his father-in-law and mother-in-law, Robert and Aurella Coenen; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Sue (Rick) Elkington, Phyllis (Dennis) Techlin, Carl (Margaret) Coenen, Vicky (Richard) Levesque, Carol Coenen, Steven (Lori) Coenen, Joe (Sue) Coenen, Shelia(Jim) Bowers, Ronald (Tina) Coenen, Daniel (Patti) Coenen, Ed (Rhonda) Coenen; many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his father, Ken W. Bastian and a brother-in-law, John J. Coenen.
Services for Mark will be held at 7 p.m., Thursday, July 31, 2008, at the funeral home. Friends may call at the funeral home on Thursday from 4 p.m. until the time of the service. In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund is being established.
Mark saved many lives
by his donation
of organs, eyes,
tissue and bone.
Wichmann Funeral Home
537 N. Superior Street
Appleton 920-739-1231
www.wichmannfargo.com

7/29/2008 GBPG

Tilkens, Melvin Gilbert
 

Melvin Gilbert Tilkens, 71, Green Bay, died after a short illness, Friday, July 25, 2008, at a local hospital.

Born in Green Bay, July 6, 1937, he is the son of the late Henry and Alice (Allen) Tilkens.

Melvin worked for Sheltered Industries for many years. He enjoyed his Saturday morning "Colorful Minds" painting program where he created many wonderful pieces of art. Melvin enjoyed spending times with his close friend, Lorie Kaye, rides in the country and visiting the relatives.
Melvin cherished his weekly visits by St. Philip the Apostle Church when he received the Eucharist. He was a Packer fan and found "The Lawrence Welk Show" and "Wheel of Fortune" entertaining.
He is survived by his three aunts, Collette Wertel, Green Bay; Geraldine Vandenhouten, Champion; and Grace Allen, Green Bay; uncle, Noris Tilkens, Merrill; and many cousins.
Melvin was preceded in death by his parents and several aunts and uncles.
Visitation at MALCORE (East) Funeral Home, Tuesday (TODAY) from 6 to 8 p.m. Parish wake service 7 p.m. Tuesday (TONIGHT). Wednesday's visitation will continue at St. Philip the Apostle Church, 312 Victoria Street, from 9 a.m. until the time of the funeral. Funeral Mass 10 a.m. Wednesday at the church with the Rev. Walter Stumpf officiating. Entombment at Shrine of the Good Shepherd.
The family would like to extend a special thanks to the caregivers of West Care Terrace for all of their compassionate care.

7/29/2008 Herald Times Reporter

Cleo M. Schmitt
 

Cleo M. Schmitt, age 92, formerly of 2811 36th St., Two Rivers, died early on Monday morning, July 28, 2008, at Aurora Medical Center, Two Rivers.

She was born on July 31, 1915, in Two Rivers, daughter of the late John and Clara (Ruthsmandorfer) Weber. Cleo was a graduate of Washington High School, Two Rivers, class of 1933. After high school, Cleo was employed at Mirro Manufacturing and Metal Ware until 1937. On Sept. 4, 1937, she married Francis C. Schmitt at St. Luke Catholic Church, Two Rivers. The couple moved to Bay City, Mich., and she worked as a secretary for the Woolen Mills, returning to Two Rivers in 1946. The couple then operated City Dairy, Incorporated, with her brothers, and Cleo was their secretary/treasurer. She then earned her Realty and GRI licenses in February of 1985, and the couple owned and operated Two Rivers Realty, Incorporated. Francis and Cleo celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Sept. 4, 1987. Francis preceded her in death on Jan. 13, 1991. Cleo crocheted woolen afghans for all her children and grandchildren. She enjoyed gardening, identifying birds and completing crossword puzzles. She was a good cook, a daily walker, and enjoyed hosting her children/grandchildren at the Copper Kettle. Cleo was also proud of the education/success of her children, and her children/ grandchildren always called her when they needed prayers to pass a test. Cleo had nearly a 60-year devotion to St. Jude Thaddeus, said the rosary every day and received communion once a week, other than Sunday. She was a devoted wife, loving mother, and a caring and proud grandmother and great-grandmother

Survivors include her eight children; 23 grandchildren; and 8 great grandchildren: Mary and Charles Baum of Mazomanie, and their children: Stefan and Christopher (Sudtida) Baum and their sons: Alex and Aiden; Jo and Carl Mickiewicz of Fond du Lac and their children: Meg (Richard) Lopera and their son: Benjamin Carl Jr., (Beth) and their children: Meghan and Carl (CJ) Illinois; Amy Jo (John) Barr and their children: Lyssa Jo and Tyler Jane; Beth (Greg) Hietpas and their son, Levi; Sara (Chris) Kruse; Andrew (Katie); and Susan; John and Jeanne Schmitt of Marietta, Ga.; Henry and Joann Schmitt of DePere, and their children: Mark, Patrick, Nicholas and Bryan; Amy Lee of Oceanside, Calif., and her children: Emily and her fiancé Matthew Taylor; Matthew, Nathan and Zachary; Beth and Steven Pfeffer of Manitowoc, and their children: Amanda and Sharon Pfeffer and her husband, Pedro Pulido; Leo and Diane Schmitt of Manitowoc, and their children: Clare and Michael; and Mark and Paula Schmitt of Los Alamos, N.M., and their children: Samantha and Matthew. Also surviving are four sisters–in-law: Toni Becker and her husband, Bob; Mary Ann Schmitt; Kathryn Gorski; and Hazel Weber; along with many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends, especially Modesta Olson. She was preceded in death by a grandson: Samuel Schmitt, on July 5, 1992; a great grandson: Jacob Lopera on Nov. 22, 2006; three brothers: Claude (Doc) and his wife Doris; Cyril and John; and numerous brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. on Friday, Aug. 1, 2008, at The Klein & Stangel Funeral Home, and 10:30 a.m. at St. Peter the Fisherman Catholic Church, Two Rivers, with burial in Holy Cross Cemetery, Two Rivers.
The family will greet relatives and friends at The Klein & Stangel Funeral Home, Two Rivers, from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, July 31, 2008.
Cleo loved to sew her own clothes, was an avid reader, enjoyed repeating a good joke, loved to play the piano for children, enjoyed traveling to the Orient and Europe and also enjoyed her daily martini.
Herald Times Reporter
July 29, 2008

7/30/2008 GBPG

Bosman, Edwin "Ed"
 

Edwin Lawrence "Ed" Bosman, 83, Sturgeon Bay, died on July 28, 2008, at Door County Memorial Skilled Nursing Facility. He was born on April 14, 1925, in the Town of Gardner, to Joseph and Anna (Delarwell) Bosman. On Jan. 18, 1947, he married Elaine Halverson at Forest Lutheran Church. Ed and his brother Willard owned and operated Bosman's Auto Body for 35 years.

Survivors include his wife; four daughters, JoAnn (Allen) Schley, Sturgeon Bay: Diane (Larry) Tice, Sturgeon Bay; Donna Bosman, Danbury; Lori Bosman, Sturgeon Bay; five grandchildren, Jill (Dan) Lau, Jeffrey (Erica) Schley, Michael (Yvette) Tice, Christine (Gary) Kroll, Timothy Tice; five great-grandchildren, Robbie and Jordan Lau, Mckenzie and Cole Schley, Tanner Tice; a sister-in-law, Jane Bosman, Mississippi; two brothers-in-law, Richard (Judy) Halverson, Green Bay; Tony (Dolores) Halverson, Colorado; many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Jennifer Ann Tice; four sisters, Mary, Lucy, Rosie and Annie; three brothers, Joe, Clifford and Willard.
Funeral Services will be 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 2, 2008, at BayView Lutheran Church, the Rev. Tim Malek officiating. Burial will be in Forest Cemetery with military honors. Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday at the Forbes Funeral Home in Sturgeon Bay and then after 10 a.m. Saturday at the church until time of services. On line condolences from www.forbesfuneralhome.com

 

Fabry, Elmer
 

Elmer Fabry, 91, Green Bay, died Tuesday, July 29, 2008. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Blaney Funeral Home.

7/30/2008 Herald Times Reporter

John R. LaCroix
 

John R. LaCroix, age 57, of Manitowoc, died early on Sunday morning, July 27, 2008, at Holy Family Memorial Medical Center, Manitowoc, surrounded by his family, after an extended illness.

John was born on Dec. 8, 1950, son of the late Hugo and Helen (Schneider) LaCroix. He was a graduate of Valders High School, class of 1969. John worked in the construction field for many years. He was also a volunteer at Peter's Pantry. John was an avid sports enthusiast and enjoyed card playing, especially sheepshead.

Survivors include his brothers and sisters: Ronald (Bette) LaCroix, Oak Creek; Kenneth (Kathy) LaCroix, Sheboygan; Richard (Mary) LaCroix, Stoughton; Kathleen (Joseph) Deignan, Sonoma, Calif.; Paul (June) LaCroix, Manitowoc; and Cheryl (Mike) Butz, Manitowoc. Many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends also survive. John was preceded in death by his parents, his grandparents, an infant sister: Helen; and a godson: Brian LaCroix.
Cremation has taken place, and a memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 2, 2008, at the Pfeffer Funeral Home and Cremation Care Center, Manitowoc. Officiating at the memorial service will be Deacon Al Boeldt, with burial to follow at St. Casmir Cemetery.
The family will greet relatives and friends at the Pfeffer Funeral Home and Cremation Care Center, Manitowoc on Saturday, Aug. 2, 2008, from 10 a.m. until the time of the service at 11 a.m.
In lieu of flowers, memorials to Peter's Pantry in Manitowoc will be appreciated in John's name.
The Pfeffer Funeral Home and Cremation Care Center is assisting the LaCroix family with funeral arrangements.
Herald Times Reporter
July 30, 2008

7/31/2008 GBPG

Fabry, Elmer
 

Elmer Fabry, 91, lifelong resident of Green Bay, died Tuesday, July 29, 2008.

Friends may call at St. Willebrord Catholic Church, 209 S. Adams St., from 9 to 10 a.m. Saturday. The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Saturday at the church with the Rev. Kenneth DeGroot, O. Praem., officiating.

Blaney Funeral Home is assisting the family. To send online condolences, please go to www.BlaneyFuneralHome.com.
The full obituary will appear in the Friday edition of the Press-Gazette.

 

Thayer, Kayella "Kay" Marie (Boulanger)
 

Kayella "Kay" Marie (Boulanger) Thayer, Green Bay, 77, died Wednesday, July 30, 2008, after a long illness. She was born Aug. 1, 1930, to Leo and Mary Catherine "Mayme" (Buss) Boulanger in Green Bay. She had the honor of being named the first baby born in the month of August. Kay graduated from East High School in 1948, worked at Wisconsin Public Service until she married the love of her live, Orville Thayer Sr. on Jan. 12, 1952. At this time she joined him in his travels as a proud United States Navy wife. When they returned to Green Bay, she worked at Larsen Canning. She was a member of the Fleet Reserve Association Auxiliary and served as President many times. Kay was also a member of the American Legion Auxiliary, serving as President of the Unit and as 9th District President. She was also a member of the La Boutique Des Huit Chapeau Et Quarante Femmes. Kay enjoyed gardening, crocheting and knitting many afghans for her grandchildren as well as for those in need.

Survivors include her husband, Orville Thayer, Sr; three children, Susan (Kevin) Detrie, Virginia Russell, Orville (Ann) Theyer, Jr., all of Green Bay; seven grandchildren, Nathan (Becky) Thayer, Teri (Jesse) Kujawa, Heather Detrie, Nicole Thayer, Christopher (Nicole) Russell, Jonathan Detrie, Melissa (Miguel) Lopez; 14 great-grandchildren; three step-grandchildren, Lisa Barra Crawford, Kerri Barra, Todd (Brenda) Barra; one step-great-grandson, Marty Crawford; two sisters, Germaine (Harold) Compton, Emogene Boulanger; two sisters-in-law, Beverly (John) Stock, Jan Raddatz; a brother-in-law, Richard (Delores) Thayer; an aunt, Joyce Buss, many cousins, nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; a sister, Leanne Drevs; her father-in-law and mother-in-law, Thomas and Harriet Thayer; three brothers-in-law, Clair Drevs, Thomas Thayer, Donald Raddatz; a nephew.
Friends may call at Blaney Funeral Home, 1521 Shawano Ave., from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday (today). An American Legion Auxiliary Service will be held at 6:45 p.m. Thursday (today) and Parish Wake Service will be held at 7 p.m. today. Friends may also call at St. Patrick Catholic Church, 211 N. Maple Ave., from 10 to 11 a.m. Friday. The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Friday at the church with the Rev. Andrew Kysely officiating. Burial will be in Allouez Cemetery. To send online condolences, please go to www.BlaneyFuneralHome.com.
The family extends their thanks to Dr. Kenneth Hujet and to the Third Floor nursing Staff of St. Mary's Hospital.

 

Therrien, Joseph F. "Joe"
 

Joseph F. "Joe" Therrien, 40, Suamico, died Monday, July 28, 2008. He was born Sept. 10, 1967, in Neenah, to Henry F. "Hank" and Karlyn "Kit" (VanDaalwyk) Therrien. Joe was a 1986 graduate of Premontre High School where he served as captain of the hockey team and was a 1990 graduate of Iowa State University. On June 13, 1992, he married Catherine "Cathy" Posey at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church. Joe was employed as a district officer for Citizens Bank. He had coached youth hockey at the Cornerstone Community Ice Center for the past six years. Joe was a member of the Green Bay West Optimist Club and enjoyed hunting and fishing.

Joe's greatest love in life was his family. He is survived by his wife, Cathy; two children, Alex "Al" and Claire, both at home; his parents, Hank and Kit Therrien; one sister, Michelle Kalies, her husband, Tony, and their children, Karlyn and Tyler; one brother, Frederick Therrien, his wife, Kim, and their children, CeAnne and Isaac, all of Kaukauna; his father-in-law and mother-in-law, Gary and Shirley Posey, Suamico; special friends, Karen and Terry Posey; two brothers-in-law, Patrick Posey, and his daughter, Allyssa; Lance Posey, and his daughter, Kristy; two sisters-in-law, Colleen "Kelly" Weber, her husband, Jon, and their children, Jake, Jena and Cole; Michelle Coniff, her husband Shawn, and their children, Marie, Leah and Grace; other relatives and many friends.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Frederick and Adrian Therrien, Joseph and Marcella VanDaalwyk.
Friends may call at Blaney Funeral Home, 1521 Shawano Ave., from 3 to 7 p.m. Friday. Friends may also call at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, 2597 Glendale Ave., Howard, from 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday. The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Saturday at the church with the Rev. John Bergstadt officiating. Burial will be in St. John the Baptist Catholic Cemetery, Howard.
To send online condolences, please go to www.BlaneyFuneralHome.com.

 

Warden, Martha Stella (Adamczewski -Rommel)
 

Rejoice! Rejoice! On July 29 (the Feast of St. Martha), 2008, Martha Stella Warden went home to be with Jesus! She was met by a joyous crowd, all her brothers and sisters, and dear friends, Ruth, Margaret, Irene and Betty, and many others, saying "Martha, we have been waiting for you. Come be with us where there is only peace, comfort and joy!" Martha was a prayer warrior who never missed a day praying for all who asked, and especially for her family. She had just recently completed re-reading the entire Bible even as she was struggling with failing eyesight and painful illnesses. She was a woman of great character, integrity and deep spiritual conviction. Kind, caring and generous, she cared more about others then she did herself. She was a role model for her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren, living a life most people would want to emulate. That impact she has had on so many people is the legacy she leaves behind. We are sad she is leaving us, but celebrate her home coming to be with the Lord.

Martha, 88, was born on July 2, 1920, the daughter of Stella (Cieslewicz) and Francis Adamczewski, and stepdaughter of William Rommel, all who preceded her in death. She was a resident of Green Bay her entire life and a 1938 graduate of East High School. She married the love of her life, Francis Warden, on Sept. 25, 1940, at St. Mary of the Angels where both have been life-long members. In her early-married life, Martha started Bible studies for women and hosted many small study groups in her home. For 25 years, she served the parish as Eucharistic distributor, lector, as a member of the St. Elizabeth Society, and was on the committee for the start of the first Renew program. She was the secretary for the Ecumenical School for handicapped children for many years, which daughter, Michelle attended. Thirty-eight years ago, Martha, along with a dear friend, Kay Ropella, started the People of God Charismatic prayer group, which still meets at St. Matthew's parish each week. She attended many Charismatic Conferences and taught and worked at many renewal seminars. Martha has also been a member of the St. Mary's prayer network for many years, giving generously of her time and prayers, helping people deal with all kinds of difficult situations through prayer.

Martha, a loving, generous wife and mother will be greatly missed by her husband of 68 years, Francis; and their 10 children, Mary (Ron) Kelley, Jeromesville, Ohio and her children, Kevin O'Connor, Oxford, Miss. and Kathleen O'Connor, Blackburg, Va.; Joseph (Karen) Warden and their children, Don (Rose), Paul (Lisa), Brian (Kristy), Mark (Melissa), Kay (Joe) Vandersteen, Anne (special friend, Parker), Michael, Steven (special friend, Emily), and Daniel, all in the Green Bay area, and Amy, Erie, Colo.; Anne Rich and her sons Chris (special friend, Jenny) and Josh (fiancee, Megan), all of Neenah; Elizabeth (Norman) Ropella Pagel and her sons, LCOL Eric (Rachel) Ropella, Bristow, Va., LCDR Keith Ropella, Kodiak, Alaska and Todd (Megan) Ropella, Harrigate, UK; Margaret (James) Massarello, Oak Park, Ill. and their children. Sara, Boston, Mass. and Tony, Chicago, Ill.; John (Pam) Warden, Lakewood, Wis. and their children. Jon (Kim), Gillett, Wis., Jessie (Aaron) Bennett, Hortonville, Wis. and Toby (special friend, Angel), Green Bay; Rose (Joseph) Smits and daughters, Tarra, Appleton, Wis. and Denielle (Chad) Hintz, Bonduel, Wis.; James (Kristy) Warden, Greenleaf, Wis.; Peter (Janice) Warden, Green Bay and their sons, Jacob and Caleb; and specially loved daughter, Michelle, at home. Martha is also survived by 33 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild; sisters-in-law, Mary Adams, Jeanette Rommel and Doris Rommel; many nieces and nephews; and a special "adopted" son, Yoshi (Yumi) Matsumoto, Fukuoka, Japan, who lived with Francis and Martha while attending UWGB as an exchange student.
In addition to her parents and many dear friends, Martha was preceded in death by brothers and sister-in-law, Anton (Louise) Adams, Al Adams, Don Rommel and Bill Rommel; sisters and brothers-in-law, Anne (Mike) Michalski, Helen (Martin) Vander Loop, Betty (Bill) Vander Loop and Marian Adams.
Friends may call at the Proko-Wall Funeral Home, 1630 E. Mason, from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday and after 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Mary of the Angels Catholic Church, corner of Cass and Irwin Sts., until time of Mass. Parish wake service 7:30 p.m. Friday. Mass of Christian Burial 11:30 a.m. Saturday at the church with Fr. Tom Wojieczewski O.F.M. officiating. Entombment at the Allouez Chapel Mausoleum. Online condolences may be sent to Martha's family at www.prokowall.com. In lieu of other expressions of sympathy, a memorial fund has been established in Martha's name.
A very special thank you to Unity Hospice for all their caring and support over the last few months. Especially Jerry and Amanda.

7/31/2008 Herald Times Reporter

Melvin C. Wunsch
 

Melvin C. Wunsch, age 88, a resident of the Hamilton Memorial Home, Two Rivers, formerly of 2515 37th St., died peacefully, early on Wednesday morning, July 30, 2008, at the Hamilton Home.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 2, 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 entombment to follow in Knollwood Chapel Mausoleum, Highway 310, Manitowoc.

Friends may call at the Deja & Martin Funeral Chapels, 1506 18th St., Two Rivers, from 5 until 8 p.m. on Friday evening, Aug. 1, 2008, and at the church on Saturday after 9:30 a.m. until the time of Mass at 10:30 a.m.
A complete obituary will be announced on Friday by the Deja & Martin Funeral Chapels of Two Rivers.
Herald Times Reporter
July 31, 2008