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Duffeck, Sheree (Holmes-Wauters)
Sheree "Weeza" Duffeck, 53, Green Bay, died after a long courageous battle with cancer, Thursday, July 30, 2009, at home surrounded by her family and friends. Born in Green Bay, Aug. 7, 1955, she is the daughter of the late Everett and Bette (Labedelle) Holmes. She married Jay Duffeck, Aug. 6, 1993, at the Bridal Chapel in Green Bay. Sheree worked as a Respiratory Therapist at St. Mary's Hospital for 19 years. She loved going to the Grand Canyon, Niagara Falls, her little shack in the woods, listening to Elvis, dancing, and drinking Tequila Sunrises with friends.
She is survived by her husband, Jay Duffeck; four children, Chad (Misti) Wauters, Tamara Duffeck and her partner, Buddy, all of Green Bay; Matthew Duffeck and his partner, Dana, Neenah; and Renee Duffeck, Green Bay; four grandchildren, Dakota, Jimmy, Landon, and Lilliana; canine companions, Ladi, Kodiak, and Gemini; feline companion, Taz; brother and sister-in-law, Carl (Linda) Holmes, New Franken; nieces and nephews; many relatives and friends.
Sheree was preceded in death by her parents and daughter, Brandi Lei.
Visitation at MALCORE (WEST) Funeral Home, 1530 West Mason Street, Wednesday, Aug. 5, from 4 to 8 p.m. Parish wake service 7 p.m. Wednesday. Thursday's visitation will begin at the funeral home from 8 a.m. until the time the procession leaves for church. Funeral Mass Thursday, Aug. 6, 10:30 a.m. at Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin Mary, 401 Gray Street, with the Rev. Donald Everts officiating. Burial at Nicolet Memorial Gardens. Visit www.malcorefuneralhome.com to send an online condolence to the familly. In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund has been established at the funeral home in her name.
The family would like to thank Sheree's extended family and friends, Dr. Anthony Jaslowski, Dr. Robert Wagner, Dr. Robert Stevens, Dr. Collette Salm-Schmid and their staff, as well as the Ribbon of Hope.
Van Boxtel, Rosella "Rose" E.
Rosella "Rose" E. Van Boxtel, 86, from Oneida, passed away peacefully Friday morning, July 31, 2009, at her home surrounded by family. She was born July 15, 1923, in Isaar, daughter of the late William and Cecilie (Lex) Noe. On Nov. 13, 1941, she was united in marriage to William Van Boxtel Sr. He preceded her in death on July 14, 2001.
She was a very caring woman who loved her family dearly. She made every holiday gathering a special time for her family. She was a generous hostess. No one ever left her home hungry. She enjoyed gardening, reading the morning paper, playing cards, traveling, and spending time with family and friends. She liked spending time with friends and neighbors at the Oneida Senior Center. She was a woman of strong faith. Rose was an active member of St. Joseph's Church in Oneida where she had belonged to the Christian Mother's Society.
She is survived by her children, Roger (Carol) Van Boxtel, Waukesha; William Van Boxtel, Jr., Oneida; Judy (Larry) Molina, Green Bay; Nancy (James) Kottke, Iron River, Mich.; Thomas Van Boxtel, Oneida; Sharon (James) Feldkamp, Oneida; Mark Van Boxtel, Green Bay; Carol Ambrosius (Dan), Seymour; 25 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; two sisters-in-law, Edith Jarosinski, Pulaski; Veronica Van Boxtel, Green Bay; a brother-in-law, John (Dorothy) Van Boxtel, Oneida; many nieces and nephews, other relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by her husband; a son, James: two grandsons, Richard and Butch; a daughter-in-law, Barbara Van Boxtel; two brothers, Leo and Elmer Noe; five sisters, Catherine, Betty, Cora, Erma, and Rose's twin sister, Sr. Cecelia.
Friends may call at the Muehl-Boettcher Funeral Home, Seymour, on Sunday, Aug. 2, 2009, from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. with a prayer service at 7 p.m. Visitation will continue on Monday, Aug. 3, 2009, at St. Joseph's Catholic Church, Oneida, from 10 a.m. until the Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m., with Father Dave Duffeck and Deacon Bobby Doxtator officiating. The burial will be in the parish cemetery. Online condolences may be expressed at www.muehlboettcher.com.
The family would like to thank Unity Hospice and mom's caregivers, Debbie Ferkins, Denise Stamps, and Sharron Straw for making it possible for her to stay in her own home.
8/1/09 Post Crescent
Bock-Van Handel, Geraldine "Gerry"
Gerry, age 88, of Kaukauna, passed away Friday, July 31, 2009, at St. Paul Elder Services. She was born February 12, 1921, in Appleton, daughter of the late Charles and Louise (Waulet) Cumber. She married Edwin Bock July 19, 1941, sharing 54 years together before his death May 21, 1996. She married Henry (Hank) Van Handel February 2, 2002, who preceded her in death November 4, 2004.
Gerry was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church, and a past member of the Christian Mothers, St. E's Auxiliary, VFW Post #2778 Ladies Auxiliary, Cooties Pup Tent #29 and American Legion Post #38 Ladies Auxiliary.
Gerry is survived by three daughters and two sons-in-law: Candace Williams, Town of Menasha; Joy and David Bradway, Oshkosh; Nancy and Michael Kerkhoff, Kaukauna; 2 sons and daughters-in-law: Terry and Vanessa Bock, Waupaca; Gary and Colleen Bock, Little Chute and a daughter-in-law: Carrie Bock, Appleton; 17 grandchildren and 22 great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by a son, Larry Bock, two brothers: Marlyn Cumber and Kenneth Cumber; a sister, Betty Kowalke and a son-in-law, Henry Williams.
Mass of the Resurrection will be held at 5 p.m. Tuesday, August 4, 2009, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 222 E. Fremont St., with Rev. Robert Karuhn officiating. Burial will take place Wednesday at Highland Memorial Park. The visitation will be held Tuesday from 3 p.m. until the time of service in the Sacred Heart Room at the church. A memorial fund has been established.
The family would like to express their thanks to the staff at St. Paul Elder Services for the loving care Gerry received during her stay.
606 N. Oneida St. Appleton
Flentje, Julia (Novak)
Julia (Novak) Flentje, 95, former Mishicot resident, died Friday afternoon, July 31, 2009, at the Hamilton Care Center in Two Rivers. She was the last survivor of 14 children, born to the late James and Rose Robinson Novak on April 30, 1914, in the town of Little River, Lena, WI. At age 3 she moved with her family to Mishicot where they owned and operated a farm near Fisherville. As a teenager, Julia worked as a nanny for several families until the birth of her son, Wesley. She then worked on the family farm. On May 27, 1944, she married Orville Flentje in Mishicot. They celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary in May of 1969. He preceded her in death on October 3, 1969. She worked as a cook/waitress for the Badger Restaurant in Mishicot and as a secretary for Sheboygan Produce in Mishicot, and retired for the Hamilton Mfg. Co. in May of 1979. Julia enjoyed embroidering dish towels, gardening, canning, picture puzzles, and working in her flowers. She loved dancing and was a past member of the Happy Hoppers Dance Club.
Survivors include one daughter and son-in-law, Shirley and Glenn Dewane, Maribel; seven grandchildren, Deb (Mike) Stark, Doug (Val) Novak, and their mother, Mary Knapp, Lisa (Jerry) Nemechek, Jim (Jean) Novak, Tracy (Joseph) Fanning, Patricia, Jeff Novak and their mother, Judy (Jack) Hess, 12 great-grandchildren; two great-great grandchildren. She is further survived by four Godchildren, Robert Krejcarek, Sheila Halverson, Diane Compton, Sandra Pauls, and by several nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents and her husband, she was also preceded in death by her son Wesley, and an infant brother Emil and by seven brothers and sisters-in-law, and by five sisters and brothers-in-law.
Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, August 3, 2009, at Holy Cross Catholic Church in Mishicot, with the Reverend Paul Paider officiating, with burial in the parish cemetery. Relatives and friends may call after 9 a.m. on Monday at the Lambert-Eckert Funeral Home in Mishicot, until the time of service at 11 a.m. at Holy Cross Catholic Church. There will be no Sunday evening visitation.
Shirley would like to express a very special thank you to the entire staff of the Hamilton Care Center for their care and kindness shown to mom through the years, especially the past 2 1/2 weeks, and also to Marlene and Deb for the extra help and kindness.
Bogenschutz, Arlene M.
Arlene M. Bogenschutz, 77, De Pere, passed away Aug. 2, 2009, at St. Vincent Hospital surrounded by her children. Arlene was born June 2, 1932, in the Town of Lawrence, the daughter of Henry and Elizabeth (Vanderloop) Calaway. She graduated from West De Pere High School in 1950. In her early years she worked as a Domestic Help for many prominent families in the area. Arlene married Charles F. Bogenschutz of Egg Harbor, April 16, 1955, at St. Boniface Church.
She loved her children and family, and she loved nature, especially flowers and birds. She was also artistically gifted. She enjoyed sharing her early memories as a girl on the farm and her family history.
Arlene is survived by her children, Cherie Zahn, Baileys Harbor; Michael Bogenschutz, Town of Gardner; Patricia (Daniel) Kiehnau, Egg Harbor; Mary Bogenschutz, Allouez; Mark (Nancy) Bogenschutz, Egg Harbor; Gary (Molly) Bogenschutz, Egg Harbor; and Tim Bogenschutz, De Pere; 15 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Also surviving are her brothers, Sylvester (Pat) Calaway, Bernard (Marge) Calaway, and Clarence Calaway; and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; son-in-law, Terry Zahn; and sister-in-law, Audrey Calaway.
Friends may call at Cotter Funeral Home, 860 N. Webster Ave., De Pere, on Thursday, Aug. 6, 2009, from 4 to 6 p.m. Funeral Service will be held at 6 p.m., Thursday, at the Funeral Home with the Rev. John H. Harper officiating. Online condolences may be expressed at www.cotterfuneralhome.com.
The family wishes to extend a special thank you to the 4th floor ICU staff at St. Vincent Hospital for all their care and concern.
Greason, Virginia M.
Virginia M. Greason, 95, formerly of Coleman passed away Monday, Aug. 3, 2009, at Rennes Health Center West, Peshtigo. The daughter of the late Louis and Ida (Bouchonville) Bader was born April 25, 1914, at Dyckesville, Wis. When Virginia was about seven years old the family moved to a farm at Coleman, Wis. Virginia worked as a housekeeper for a time and then at St. Vincent Hospital in Green Bay. She married George Greason on Aug. 17, 1939, in Marinette, Wis. He preceded her in death on Jan. 5, 2000. She enjoyed her flower and vegetable gardens and especially her "berry patch" and any activity that took her outdoors. Much time was spent working in the contracted bean and cucumber patches. She was an incredible homemaker and while her children were at home Friday afternoons after school always made freshly baked bread. She loved the time she spent playing cards with family and at church card parties. Virginia thoroughly enjoyed trips she and George took to California, Las Vegas, and Idaho. Virginia leaves a legacy of an appreciation of the simple things in life and looking at life with a positive attitude. Virginia was a long time and faithful member of SS. Francis & Wenceslaus and the present St. Anne Catholic Parish of Coleman.
Survivors include her two sons, Roger (Dawn) Greason, Coleman; and Richard "Chubs" (Janet) Greason, Little Suamico; and one daughter, Karen (Jerry) Korpi, Post Falls, Idaho; seven grandchildren, Jen (Greason) Vander Loop and husband, Mike, Matt Greason, Amy (Jenkins) Dousey and husband, Bill, Allan Jenkins and fiancee, Kelly, Michele (Jenkins) Krueger, Rebecca (Korpi) Sheppard and husband, Rick, Jesse Korpi; 15 great-grandchildren. She is also survived by four sisters-in-law, Laverne (Bader) Klimek, Green Bay; Jeanette Bader, Coleman; Josephine Greason, Pound; and Joyce (Greason) Schilling, Wauwatosa; and two brothers-in-law, Harry Greason, San Diego, Calif.; and Alvin Greason, Crivitz; and many nieces and nephews.
In addition to her husband, George, she was preceded in death by five brothers, Elmer, Cyril, Harris, Clarence, and Cletus Bader.
Friends may call at St. Anne Catholic Parish (formerly SS. Francis & Wenceslaus) in Coleman, from 9 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 8, until the time of services. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at the church on Saturday at 12 Noon with Rev. Celestine Byekwaso officiating. Burial will be in St. John Catholic Cemetery, Coleman. Rhodes-Charapata Funeral Home, Coleman assisted the family with the arrangements.
Romenesko, Luke G.
Luke G. Romenesko, 23, Freedom, died unexpectedly on Saturday, Aug. 2, 2009, as a result of an automobile accident. He was born Feb. 8, 1986, to Stephen Romenesko and Kathleen (Lamers) Romenesko. Luke was a graduate of Freedom High School Class of 2004 and NWTC in 2005. He was currently employed by Team Industries as a welder. Luke started driving tractor at a young age and never stopped. He grew up on a family dairy farm and his sisters remember how his tractor driving skills got him out of many milking chores. Recently, cutting his 13 acre lawn was his way to keep driving. While Luke worked hard all week, he enjoyed his weekends to the fullest with friends and family. He could be found snowmobiling, four-wheeling or just hanging out. Uncle Luke also enjoyed reading and laughing with his nieces. Luke never missed dinner at mom's on Mondays. Proudly, but humbly he fulfilled one of his dreams by recently purchasing his own home.
He will be sadly missed by his parents, Steve and Kathy Romenesko, Freedom; three sisters, Leann (Craig) Vosters, Freedom; Jeneen Romenesko, Denver, Colo.; and Andrea Romenesko, St. Paul, Minn. He is further survived by three nieces, Maya, Aliana, and Samantha Vosters; his maternal grandmother, Helen Lamers; paternal grandparents, Eunice and Robert Romenesko; and numerous other aunts, uncles and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his maternal grandfather, Paul Lamers.
The Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday Aug. 5, 2009, at ST. NICHOLAS CATHOLIC CHURCH, Freedom with Fr. Dave Hoffman officiating. Friends will be received on Tuesday from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. with a parish prayer service at 7:30 p.m. concluding the evening at Boettcher Family Funeral Home, 2401 Fieldcrest Dr., Kaukauna and again on Wednesday directly at Church from 9:30 a.m. until the time of service. Burial will follow in the parish cemetery. In lieu of flowers a memorial fund is being established in his name. 766-2099.
The family wishes to thank everyone for their care and compassion at this time. We especially wish to thank Luke's cousin, Seth Reuter and the Seymour Fire Department.
Your big heart and sense of humor will be deeply missed. WE LOVE YOU LUKIE DUKIE!
8/4/09 Post Crescent
Day, Stanley Thomas "Tom"
Stanley Thomas "Tom" Day, 67, De Pere, passed away Saturday August 1, 2009, at home, surrounded by his loving family. The son of the late Stanley and Irene (Komp) Day was born June 10, 1942. Tom was born in Appleton; his father owned a cheese factory and then moved to De Pere to own and operate Day's Bar and Family Restaurant. Tom attended Nicolet Grade School, West De Pere High School where he was active in theater and played drums. He then went to Carroll College where he was President of his Fraternity, Delta Rho Upsilon. Tom was a graduate of the Masters Program at UW Oshkosh, majoring in guidance and counseling. After college, he began his teaching career at Seymour. Throughout this time, he dated Phyllis Bouchard and they were engaged on June 9, 1965, and were married June 18, 1966. They purchased their home in 1965 and have raised their children and grandchildren since that time. Teaching was his life and he enjoyed every minute of it. He taught in the Seymour School District, mostly at the Middle School. In 1967, he became the father of a bouncing baby girl, Kari — on whom the sun rose and set — then 8 years later the birth of his first son, Sean, and shortly after, the birth of his second son, Aaron. He had many vacations at Pelican Lake with the Bouchard family and his father purchased a home on the lake as well, where Tom would spend the entire summer. Tom, his brother-in-law, Allan and his father-in-law, Gordon, caught three muskies on Pelican Lake all in the same day and when they got home, they were featured on Channel 2 with Big Al Sampson filming the three muskies for TV. These vacations continued a tradition throughout the children's lives as it does today in the grandchildren's. They have made new friends and continued that relationship since they were all babies. This year, Tom wanted to go on vacation and so we did — Tom even got his perch! Tom led a full life, and mostly enjoyed his grandsons, family vacations and fishing on Pelican Lake, vacations to Mexico, his beloved teaching, his pets, Sparkie and Spritzer, watching Jeopardy, Soduko, and doing jigsaw puzzles.
Tom's family includes his wife of 43 years, Phyllis, their children: Kari Day, De Pere; Sean Day, De Pere; Aaron (Tara) Day, Green Bay; grandchildren: Quinton Thomas Day and Zavion Thomas Day; stepmother, Catherine (Renard) Day, stepbrothers: Gerald and Anne Renard, Seymour; Thomas and Tess Renard, Holman, WI; sisters and brothers-in-law: Alice (James) Todey, Green Bay; Barbara (Dale) Schmechel, Green Bay; Robert Thompson, Arizona; Mae Willems, De Pere. In addition, Tom is also survived by his godchild, Tina (Bouchard) Kemp, nieces and nephews, and his good friends, William "Bill" Menne and Nancy and Pete Blashka.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Stanley and Irene Day, brother, Donald, sister and brother-in-law, Elizabeth "Betty" and Richard Willems, godson, Timothy Willems, parents-in-law, Gordon and Helen (Schmechel) Bouchard, brother-in-law, Allan Bouchard, and step brother, James Renard.
Family and Friends may call at RYAN FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORY, 305 North Tenth Street, De Pere, from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, August 4, 2009. Visitation will continue after 9 a.m. Wednesday at St. John Lutheran Church, 1700 Lost Dauphin Road, De Pere. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the church with Pastors Brian and Andrea Cain, officiating. In lieu of other expressions of sympathy, a memorial fund has been established. Please visit www.ryanfh.com to send online condolences to the Day family.
Tom's family extends a special thank you to Dr. Groteluschen at St. Vincent Oncology, Unity Hospice, especially Patty, Sharon, Linda, Leslie Ann, and Jessica, as well as Melissa at Ministry Home Care in Rhinelander, Pastors Brian and Andrea Cain, the St. John Lutheran Prayer Chain, and all of the Relatives and Friends for their comfort and support.
Moore, Patrick William
Patrick William Moore, 47, Green Bay, passed away on Monday, Aug. 3, 2009. He was born on March 27, 1962, to the late William and Lois "Jeanie" (LaChapelle) Moore of Green Bay, Wis.
Pat was a lover of life, from caring for his two parrots and five guinea pigs, to cooking and baking for friends and family. He loved being Uncle Pat to his very special nephews, William and Carson, and niece, McKenzie. Despite many health issues, Pat was strong and independent. He was always honest with the people in his life — sometimes painfully so — but always with the best intentions.
Pat is survived by his brothers, Michael Moore, Brian (Lori) Moore and Scott (Sarah) Moore; his sister, Carla (Mark) Penny; 14 nieces and nephews and other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his father and mother and grandparents.
Friends may call from 9 to 11 a.m. Friday, Aug. 7, at Lyndahl Funeral Home where funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Burial will be at Fort Howard Memorial Park. Online condolences may be expressed at www.lyndahl.com.
In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund has been established.
Lyndahl Funeral Home
and Cremation Services
1350 Lombardi Avenue
Wetli, Brother Elred
Brother Elred Wetli, 97, formerly of Green Bay, died in Panama on July 19.
He is survived by sister-in-law, Ann (Jerome) Wetli; nieces and nephews, Nanci (Don) Maes, Lisa Maes, Holly (Leif) Kallestad, Casey Gleason, Sister Connie Gleason, CSJ, Jim Wetli, Dan (Leeann) Wetli, Dick Wetli, Bob (Vicky) Wetli, Mary Sickel, Cheryl (Dennis) McGregor, Pat (Dave) Smits, John (Linda) Wetli, Peg (Tim) Wetli, Steve Wetli; his Benedictine community; and special friends and caretakers, John and Mercedes Fillis in Panama.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Charles and Marie Wetli; brothers, Cletus (Mary) Wetli, Al (Vi) Wetli, Jerome (Toby) Wetli; and sister, Jerrie (Don) Gleason; Dan Sickel.
A Memorial Mass will be celebrated at St. Matthew's Parish in Allouez on Tuesday, Aug. 11, at 6:30 p.m. Father Larry Seidl will be officiating. Memorials preferred to further Elred's missionary work in Panama
8/5/09 Herald Times Reporter
Ruth E. Van De Hey
Ruth E. Van De Hey, age 89, a former Manitowoc resident, died on Sunday morning, Aug. 2, 2009, at Muskego Health Care Center, Muskego.
She was born on July 13, 1920, in Manitowoc County, daughter of the late John & Olga (Rohbach) Hardrath. On Aug. 16, 1948, she married William R. Van De Hey in Michigan. He preceded her in death on April 5, 1993.
Survivors include two sons and daughters-in-law: William and Jeanine Van De Hey Jr., Big Bend, Wis.; Dennis and Connie Van De Hey, Brighton, Colo.; five grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; one brother and two sisters-in-law: Alfred and Ruth Hardrath, Manitowoc, and Alice Hardrath, Manitowoc. She was also preceded in death by one sister: Fernie, and three brothers: Melvin, Erwin, and Hugo Hardrath.
Funeral Services for Ruth will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 8, 2009, at Pfeffer Funeral Home, Manitowoc. Officiating at the service will be the Rev. Dr. James Klein with burial to follow immediately at Evergreen Cemetery, Manitowoc.
The family will greet relatives and friends on Friday, Aug. 7, 2009, at the Pfeffer Funeral Home from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. The visitation will continue on Saturday morning, August 8, 2009, also at the funeral home from 9 a.m. until the time of the service at 10:30 a.m.
The Pfeffer Funeral Home, Manitowoc is assisting the Van De Hey family with funeral arrangements.
Herald Times Reporter
August 5, 2009
Gilson, Marie J.
Marie J. Gilson, 89, passed away on August 4, 2009.
She was born in Manitowoc to Rudy and Clara (Hoverson) Novak, July 20, 1920. She graduated from West High School in 1938 and on August 31, 1940, married Clarence J. Gilson.
Marie worked several years at Security Underwriters and 14 years after that at Paper Converting Machine Co. After she and Clarence retired, they lived out their dream by spending their winters for the next 24 years in Mesa, Ariz.
Marie is survived by her husband of 68 years, Clarence; one daughter, Sandy (Jim) Vanden Boomen; two sons, Jeff (Cindy) Gilson and Mark (Amy) Gilson; seven grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; sister, Jean Bedore, brother, Don (Ruth) Novak, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
She was preceded in death by an infant son and her parents.
Friends may call at Resurrection Catholic Church, 333 Hilltop Ln., from 9 to 11 a.m. Friday. Mass of Christian Burial 11 a.m. at the church with Bishop Robert Morneau officiating. Entombment in the Allouez Catholic Chapel Mausoleum. Proko-Wall Funeral Home is assisting the family. Online condolences may be expressed to the Gilson family at www.prokowall.com.
Chartrand, Florence E.
Florence E. Chartrand, 75, Green Bay, died Wednesday, August 5, 2009 at a local hospital after a 14-year battle with cancer. She was born January 17, 1934 in Escanaba, Michigan. On February 16, 1957, she married the late Adolph Chartrand; he preceded her in death December 13, 1986.
Florence was employed by St. Mary's Hospital for 20 years as an anesthesiologist's aide. She was an avid Packers fan and enjoyed knitting and sitting on the patio enjoying a few beers.
Survivors include one daughter and son-in-law, Denise and Tim Larsen; one son, Todd Chartrand; and one grandson, Zachary Chartrand.
In addition to her husband, Adolph, she was preceded in death by one son, Tom and her special canine friend and companion, Freddy.
Friends may call after 4 p.m. Monday, August 10, at Lyndahl Funeral Home where the funeral service will take place at 7 p.m. with Rev. Wil Tabb officiating. Burial will be at Ft. Howard Memorial Park. Online condolences may be expressed at www.lyndahl.com.
The family would like to express a special thank you to Drs. Patrick Mansky and Amy James and the 4th floor medical team at Bellin Hospital and the Bellin Cancer Center for their care and concern for Florence.
Lyndahl Funeral Home
and Cremation Services
1350 Lombardi Avenue
8/7/09 Herald Times Reporter
Claude E. Weier
Claude E. Weier, age 71, of 2924 38th St., Two Rivers, died peacefully Wednesday morning, Aug. 5, 2009, at Holy Family Memorial Medical Center, Manitowoc, surrounded by his loving family.
Claude was born April 9, 1938, in Two Rivers, son of the late Joseph and Aurilla (Vieau) Weier. He attended St. Luke's Catholic Grade School and graduated from Washington High School with the class of 1956. On Aug. 20, 1960, he married Edith DeBruin, at St. Mark's Catholic Church, Two Rivers. He served in the U.S. Army from 1961 to 1963. Claude was employed at Manitowoc Crane Co. for 39 years. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, gardening and canning.
Survivors include his wife: Edith Weier; two sons and one daughter-in-law: Daniel Weier, Kenosha and Steven (Jennifer) Weier, Two Rivers; one daughter and son-in-law: Rebecca (Thomas) Scherer, Manitowoc; six grandchildren: Gabriella, Julian, and Natalie Weier, Kyle, Jacob, and Makayla Scherer. He is further survived by one brother and two sisters-in-law: Chuck (Frances) Weier, Two Rivers and Elaine Lyons, Arvada, Colo.; along with a number of nieces and nephews, other relatives and friends. In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by and infant son: Jeffery Weier and one brother: William Weier.
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 8, 2009, at Deja & Martin Funeral Chapels, 1506 18th St., Two Rivers. Officiating at the service will be the Rev. Kim Henning, with burial of his cremated remains to be held in Holy Cross Cemetery, Two Rivers, at a later date.
The family will greet relatives and friends at Deja & Martin Funeral Chapels on Saturday morning from 9 a.m. until the time of the service at 11 a.m.
Herald Times Reporter
August 7, 2009
8/7/09 Post Crescent
Verstegen, Charlotte C. "Chotty"
Charlotte Verstegen, 79, Little Chute, died with her loving family by her side, Wednesday, August 5, 2009, following a lengthy journey with Alzheimer's. She was born November 29, 1929, in Larsen, daughter of Angus and Beatrice (Furman) Clark. Charlotte married Joseph G. Verstegen August 1, 1951, at St. John Nepomucene Catholic Church, Little Chute and he preceded her in death December 5, 2005. She was a graduate of Winneconne High School and Oshkosh Secretarial School. Mrs. Verstegen was employed with AFLAC for 25 years until her retirement. She was a member of St. John Nepomucene Catholic Church, Little Chute, and volunteered with the American Cancer Society. Charlotte enjoyed cooking and golfing. She was a talented baker and excelled in baking, winning numerous baking awards. Charlotte truly loved her family and enjoyed spending time with them.
Charlotte is survived by her children: Eileen (Rick) Van Roy, Little Chute; Philip Verstegen and fiancee Alice Carlson, Greenville; Greg (Sheryl) Verstegen, Little Chute; Shirley Verstegen (Ken Meurer), Chicago, IL; Marsha Grebe (Mike Zedler), Menasha; nine grandchildren: Brad (Kelly) Van Roy, Dan Van Roy and special friend Andrea Larson, Katie Van Roy, Chad Hanson, Justin (Carly) Verstegen, Shelley (Aaron) Pakala, Caleb Verstegen and special friend Clair Reynebeau, Jason (Lisa) Grebe, Emily (Chad) Mykel; 6 great-grandchildren: Ella, Brenna, Bryson, Aubree, Haley and Madisyn; sister, Gwen (Richard) Elias, St. Paul, MN; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law: Bernice Vander Velden; Irene (Don) Peeters; Ida (James) Peeters; Joanne Hawley; Marie Verstegen; Loretta Hoelzel; Elton Knutson; nieces, nephews and other relatives.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Angus and Beatrice Clark; two brothers, James and Philip Clark; three sisters: Joan Knutson, Nia Clark, Genevieve (Charles) Worby; brothers-and sisters-in-law: Aloysius, Lester (Peg), Clarence, Gerald (Margaret), Robert (Lillian), Carl, Ernest (Ann) Verstegen; Regina (Clarence) Bouressa; Joseph Vander Velden; a grandson-in-law, Shane Lorenz-Roche.
Funeral services will be held at 12 p.m. Monday, August 10, 2009, at St. John Nepomucene Catholic Church, 323 S. Pine St., Little Chute, with Fr. David Funk O.F.M. Cap. officiating. Interment will be in St. John Cemetery, Little Chute. Friends may call at the Verkuilen Funeral Home, 101 Canal St., Little Chute, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday and at the church from 11 a.m. Monday until the time of the mass. A memorial has been established for St. John Nepomucene Catholic Church and the Alzheimer's Association.
Charlotte's family wishes to thank Care Partners for their loving care and compassion.
Verkuilen Funeral Home
& Cremation Services
Little Chute 920-788-3321
Boehm, Norman J. Jr.
Norman J. Boehm, Jr., 70, Pulaski, died Thursday morning, August 7, 2009, at his home, following a long illness. He was born February 1, 1939, in Green Bay to Norman Sr. and Bernice (LaMour) Boehm. Norm served his country as a member of the Army National Guard until the time of his honorable discharge. On June 14, 1958 he married the former Patricia Baran at St. Joseph Church in Green Bay.
Norm was elected the first president of the United Textile Workers of America (UTWA) Local 888 at Diana Manufacturing, and then worked for the Longshoremen Local 1014 for a short period of time. He then served the UTWA as its International Vice-President, and later as its International Secretary-Treasurer. He retired in 1995 as (UTWA) United Food and Commercial Workers International Secretary-Treasurer Emeritus.
Survivors include his wife of 51 years, Pat; one son and daughter-in-law, Steve and Sandy Boehm, Pulaski; one grandson, Jason Boehm (Kim Winkler), Pulaski; two sisters and one brother-in-law, Betty Lou Boehm, Green Bay and Gloria (Ken) Anderson, Marinette; many nieces and nephews, other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents and two sisters and one brother-in-law, Jackie Boehm and Nancy (Bud) Torstenson.
Friends may call at Assumption B.V.M. Church, Pulaski after 9:30 a.m. Monday. The Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Monday at the church, Fr. Patrick Gawrylewski, O.F.M. presiding with burial in Nicolet Memorial Gardens, Green Bay. Marnocha Funeral Home, Pulaski, is serving the Boehm family.
Online Condolences may be expressed at www.marnochafuneralhome.com.
Lorraine Delfosse, 84, Algoma (formerly of Casco), passed away on Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2009, at Algoma Long Term Care. She was born July 30, 1925, in Rosiere, to the late John and Mabel (LaCrosse) Monfils.
She married Lloyd Delfosse on Oct. 6, 1948, at St. Hubert Catholic Church, Rosiere. He preceded her in death Aug. 16, 1988. Along with her husband, they farmed in the Town of Lincoln until retirement. They then moved to the Village of Casco. Lorraine enjoyed playing cards and eating at the Village Kitchen. She was a member of St. Hubert Altar Society.
Lorraine is survived by her three children, Marlene (Greg) Faltersack, Forestville; Steve (Margo) Delfosse, Casco; Ron (Sheryl) Delfosse, Green Bay; eight grandchildren, David (Paula) Routhieaux, Donna (Joel) Ferron, Danny (Ericka) Routhieaux, Darrell (Kathleen) Routhieaux, Samantha Delfosse, Bobbi Jo (Adhamh) Nusser, Ashley Delfosse, Christopher Delfosse; 12 great-grandchildren; a sister, Florence Massart, Casco; brother-in-law and sisters-in-law, John (Judy) Delfosse, Lillian Bunkelmann.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Lloyd; a son, Christopher Delfosse.
Friends may call at Wiesner-Massart, Casco, on Sunday from 4 to 8 p.m. and again on Monday from 10 to 11 a.m. at church. Rosary 6:30 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Funeral 11 a.m. Monday at St. Hubert Catholic Church with Fr. Bob Konkol, OFM officiating. Burial in the church cemetery.
Lorraine's family wishes to thank the staff at Algoma Long Term Care Unitfor the tender loving care shown to Lorraine and her family. A thank you to Esther Wagner for being such a special friend and roommate to their mother.
Ferron, Daniel S.
Daniel S. Ferron, 53, Stangelville, died unexpectedly at home on Wednesday, August 5, 2009, of a heart attack. He was born on December 2, 1955 in Algoma to the former Carol J. Wagner.
Friends may call after 2:30 p.m. Monday at Buchanan Funeral Home, Kewaunee until time of services. A memorial service will be held at 6 p.m. at the funeral home with Dcn. Robert Pribek officiating. Go to www.buchananfh.com to send condolences or sign online guest book.
Lasch, Helen Phyllis (Phillips) Heagle Barnett
Helen Phyllis (Phillips) Heagle Barnett Lasch, 82, Green Bay, passed away Thursday, Aug. 6, 2009. She was born Nov. 23, 1926, to the late Thomas and Rosetta (Bartels) Phillips.
Helen was a woman of many talents. She enjoyed cooking, sewing, and never gave up the opportunity for a hug and a kiss. She also greatly enjoyed the company of her grandchildren and helping others around her nursing home.
Helen is survived by three children, Kenneth (Lydia) Heagle, Green Bay; Robert (Karon) Heagle, Oneida; and Katherine Myers, Green Bay; and many, many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great-grandchildren. She will be missed by grandchildren that will be unable to attend; Bobby (Tara) Heagle and their children, Ethan and Alex; Patti (Paul) Grady; Tammy (David) Wells and their children, Stephanie and Chris; Jeff Heagle and a close friend Jalynn. Helen is further survived by her brother, Thomas Phillips.
She was preceded in death by her husbands, brothers and sisters.
Gathering time for family and friends will be held on Monday, Aug. 10, 2009, from 4 p.m. until the time of funeral service at 7 p.m. at Schauer & Schumacher Funeral Home, 340 S. Monroe Ave. with Rev. Elaine Thomas, M Div. officiating. Interment in Nicolet Memorial Gardens.
The family would like to thank Parkview Nursing Home and Heartland Hospice for their kind and compassionate care for Helen.
Michael J. Pigeon, 55, Pembine, Wis., passed away Tuesday, July 7, 2009, at his home. He was born Dec. 19, 1953, in Green Bay, Wis., son of Clem and Lois (Drapier) Pigeon.
A Memorial Mass will be celebrated on Thursday, Aug. 20, at 11 a.m. at St. Francis Xavier Cathedral, 140 S. Monroe Ave., Green Bay, Wis.
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Marie A. Wier
Marie A. Wier, age 97, formerly of 1108 Grand Ave., Manitowoc, entered into eternal life on Aug. 6, 2009, at her daughter's home in Wauwatosa, Wis.
She was born on July 12, 1912, in Manitowoc, daughter of John and Mary (Schuler) Stiefvater. Marie attended St. Boniface School and graduated from Manitowoc Lincoln High School. On Aug. 17, 1935, she married Mathew J. Wier in Manitowoc. He preceded her in death on Sept. 7, 1974. Marie worked at Berk's Apparel Shop and then at Insulation & Supply Company in Manitowoc. She was a member of St. Francis of Assisi Parish where she was a member of the Christian Women and the Daughters of Isabella. She enjoyed playing cards, knitting and reading.
Marie is survived by her four children: Anne Marie Doolan, Murfreesboro, Tenn.; Jim (Carolyn) Wier, Mequon; Margaret (Jim) Krystowiak, Wauwatosa; Larry (Phyllis) Wier, Brookfield, Ill.; nine grandchildren: Jean (Bob) Gaviglio, Mike Doolan, Gwen Doolan, Tim (Kim) Doolan, Brittany (Kevin) White, Jon Wier, Jason (Abby) Wier, Heather Wier (Adam) Vaught, and Justin (Jennifer) Wier; eight great grandchildren; and two sisters and a brother-in-law: Esther Kimmes and Kate (Edward) Oswald, all of Manitowoc. Also surviving are nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. She was also preceded in death by a son-in-law: Patrick Doolan; and two sisters and three brothers-in-law: Hallie (Clarence) Strodthoff, Dorothy (Joseph) Benzschawel and Harvey Kimmes.
Funeral Services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 15, 2009, at St. Francis of Assisi on Grand (located at the corner of 14th and Grand Ave., Manitowoc. Officiating at the Mass of Christian Burial will be the Rev. Richard Klingeisen with burial at Calvary Cemetery, Manitowoc.
The family will greet relatives and friends at St. Francis of Assisi on Grand, Manitowoc, from 9 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 15, 2009, until the time of service at 11 a.m.
In lieu of flowers, memorials would be appreciated to St. Francis of Assisi Parish.
The Pfeffer Funeral Home, Manitowoc, is assisting the family with funeral arrangements.
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August 11, 2009
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Piette, Norbert L.
Norbert, age 84, of Appleton, passed away Monday, August 10, 2009, at Colony Oaks Care Center following a lengthy illness. He was born January 3, 1925, in Appleton, son of the late Walter and Alma (Rehfeldt) Piette. He married RoseMarie Kading on November 10, 1951, sharing 58 years together. Norbert was employed by Ameritech (Wisconsin Bell) for 42 years and retired in 1986.
Norbert was member of Our Saviour's Lutheran Church, a member and volunteer at EAA and a former Boy Scout Leader. He served in the Army Air Force during WWII as a flight instructor. Following active duty he served in the U.S. Army Reserves until he retired January 3, 1985.
Norbert is survived by his wife RoseMarie, Appleton; two sons and daughters-in-law: Kurt and Laura Piette, Green Bay; Jon and Lisa Piette, Combined Locks; two daughters and a son-in-law: Michelle Piette, Raleigh, NC; Colleen and Larry Lambrecht, Oshkosh; a brother and sister-in-law: Wayne and Virginia Piette, Midland, TX; a sister, Shirley Krause, Appleton; six grandchildren: Andrew and Melisa Lambrecht; Natalie and Christopher Piette and Kyra and Matthew Piette.
He was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Sara Lambrecht, and two brothers: Russell and Carl.
Service will be 10 a.m. Saturday, August 15, 2009, at Our Saviour's Lutheran Church, 3009 N. Meade St. with Rev. Beth Macha officiating. Entombment will take place at Highland Memorial Park. Military Honors will be conducted at the Cemetery by Appleton VFW Post #2778. Friends may call at the Brettschneider-Trettin-Lederer Funeral Chapel on Friday from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m. and at the church on Saturday from a.m. until the time of service. A memorial fund has been established.
The family would like to express their thanks to the doctors, nurses and staff at Theda Clark Medical Center, Appleton Medical Center, Peabody Manor, Colony Oaks Care Center, Heartland Hospice and the Brettschneider-Trettin-Lederer Funeral Chapel.
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Dolores Baye, 79, Lakewood resident, died Tuesday at Newcare Convalescent Center.
The former Dolores Zimmer was born Aug. 13, 1929, in Newald, Wis.
She married Donald Baye June 20, 1945, in Oconto. The couple resided in Lakewood, where they owned and operated D&D Bar and Grocery until retirement. Her husband preceded her in death, Sept. 11, 2001.
Surviving are one son, David H. (Tina) Baye, Crivitz; one daughter, Sharon (Kit) Vandenhoven, Lakewood; nine grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren; one brother, Jim (Carol) Baye, Algoma; two sisters, Judy (Glen) Leege, Two Rivers; Susan (Vernon) Rozmarek, Black Creek.
Friends may call at St. Mary's of the Lake Church in Lakewood, Tuesday, Aug. 18, from 10 a.m. until time of Memorial Service at 11 a.m. Rhodes-Charapata Funeral Home, Crivitz, assisting the family.
Chervenka, Denis C.
Denis C. Chervenka, 64, Stangelville, passed away Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2009. The son of the late John and Helen (Kaiser) Chervenka was born Aug. 6, 1945, in Kewaunee, Wis. He graduated from Kewaunee High School in 1963. He married Mary Jane Ledvina on Aug. 26, 1967, in Pilsen.
Denis was an avid farmer, and he and Mary Jane continued to own and operate the family farm for over 40 years. He was a devoted husband, father and grandfather, and was always the happiest when surrounded by his family. He enjoyed playing sheepshead, telling stories, playing sports as well as attending his children's sporting events.
He is survived by his loving wife and companion, Mary Jane; children, Jim (Nancy) Chervenka and their children, Kaitlyn, Meagan and Rachel; Dan (Tina) Chervenka and their children, Jesse and Sierra; Paul (Jaclyn) Chervenka and their soon expected daughter; Renee (Thomas) Holdren and their son, Jack; Cindy Chervenka and her fiance, John Foss; daughter-in-law, Jill (Brad) Dahlke and children, Dale, Derek, Dana and Dylan. He is also survived by sisters, Jean (Lyle) Cherney, Mary (Jack) Delleman, and Rita Chervenka; and sister-in-law Jane (Bill) Olson; mother-in-law, Irene Ledvina; sisters and brothers-in-law, Carol (Lloyd) Kwasny, Pat (Dale) Jandrain, JoAnn (Lee) Ledvina, Sue (Tom) Rydzewski, Jim (Mary) Ledvina and John (Leah) Ledvina; numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by an infant son, David; son, Dale; his parents; father-in-law, Ardeal Ledvina; brother, John, and his son, Jon.
Family and friends may call on Friday, Aug. 14, at Knutson-Cotter Funeral Home, 536 Cty. Road R, Denmark, from 4 to 8 p.m. with a parish prayer service at 7:30. Visitation will continue on Saturday, Aug. 15, at the funeral home from 9 to 10 a.m. A procession will leave for church immediately following. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Saturday at St. Therese Parish, N2085 Cty. Road AB, Stangelville with the Rev. Dennis Drury celebrating and Deacon Bob Pribek concelebrating. Burial immediately following in the Church cemetery. Online condolences may be expressed at www.cotterfuneralhome.com.
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Paulette (Paula) A. Hoffman
Paula Hoffman, age 61, resident of Northridge Medical and Rehabilitation Center of Manitowoc, died early Monday morning, Aug. 10, 2009, at Northridge.
Survivors include her very special friend: Leroy Brouchoud of Manitowoc; two daughters and one son-in-law: Marie (Rob) Schuman of Oshkosh; Connie Braatz of Green Bay; one son: Lee Braatz of Green Bay; five sisters and two brothers-in-law: Mary Lou (Royal) Cenefelt of Denmark; Monica (Harry) Prince of Manitowoc; Carole Reznichek of Manitowoc; Fran Schmoock of Menchalville; Sally Schisel of Manitowoc; one brother and two sisters-in-law: Mike (Theresa) Gretz of Brillion; Theresa Gretz of Brillion; one aunt: Velora Bohm of Green Bay; nieces, nephews other relatives and friends survive. She was preceded in death by her parents: Frank and Caroline Gretz; three brothers: Jerry Gretz, Warren Gretz and Gale Gretz; one sister-in-law: Pat Gretz; two brothers-in-law: John Reznichek and Bill Schmoock.
Private family services were held at the Knollwood Chapel Mausoleum with burial of her cremated remains in the Knollwood Cemetery. The Reinbold & Pfeffer Family Funeral Home of Kellnersville is serving the family.
A special thank you from Paula's family to the staff of Northridge Medical and Rehabilitation Center for the kind and compassionate care shown to her for the past 7½ years she was a resident.
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August 13, 2009
Dolores Baye, 79, Lakewood resident, died Tuesday at Newcare Convalescent Center. The former Dolores Zimmer was born Aug. 13, 1929, in Newald, Wis.
She married Donald Baye June 20, 1945, in Oconto. The couple resided in Lakewood, where they owned and operated D&D Bar and Grocery until retirement.
Her husband preceded her in death, Sept. 11, 2001.
Surviving are one son, David H. (Tina) Baye, Crivitz; one daughter, Sharon (Kit) Vandenhoven, Lakewood; nine grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren; one brother, Jim (Carol) Zimmer, Algoma; two sisters, Judy (Glen) Leege, Two Rivers; Susan (Vernon) Rozmarek, Black Creek.
She was preceded in death by a daughter, Barbara Berken.
Friends may call at St. Mary's of the Lake Church in Lakewood, Tuesday, Aug. 18, from 10 a.m. until time of Memorial Service at 11 a.m. Rhodes-Charapata Funeral Home, Crivitz, assisting the family.
Gigot, Mary Jane R.
Mary Jane R. Gigot, 88, New Franken, died Wednesday evening, Aug. 12, 2009, following a short illness.
She was born March 14, 1921, in Rio Creek, to the late Emil and Anna (Walecka) Ripley.
On Nov. 20, 1940, Mary Jane married John J. Gigot at St. Peter Church, Lincoln.
He preceded her in death Aug. 17, 1999.
Mary Jane was a faithful member of St. Kilian's Catholic Parish in New Franken.
She found a great comfort in the traditions, prayers and rituals of the Catholic faith.
She prayed many rosaries asking God to keep each member of her family safe and healthy.
She was a quiet, gentle person with an inexhaustible good nature. A wonderful wife, mother and grandmother full of unconditional love.
She truly enjoyed being in the kitchen, especially baking — you were always sure to find dessert at her house.
Mary Jane was known for her flaky pie crust and wonderful pies. There are many fond memories of her breads, pies and tortes, as well as her canned fruits and vegetables.
Her love of flowers is passed on via her sharing of many "slips" of plants to her children and grandchildren.
Survivors include her children, their spouses and their families, Sandra and Robert Servais, New Franken and their family, Paul (Jennifer) Servais, Pamela (Michael) Liebe; Dean and Karen Gigot, Green Bay, and their family, Dr. Michelle Gigot (Greg) Puent, Christine (Hassan) Ally; Diane and Jeff Simons, De Pere, and their daughter, Kelsey; Robert Gigot and special friend, Kim Forson, Amoret, Mo., and his family, Edie (Byron) Williamson, Melissa Gigot; Thomas and Christine Gigot, New Franken, 12 great-grandchildren, Bailey and Somer Servais, Ethan, Elliot and Olivia Liebe, Jackson, Jamie twins, Adil and Asiyah, Aliyah Ally, Jordyn and Kyleigh Dull; one brother and two sisters-in-law, Emil and Laverne Ripley, Krakow; Myrtle Ripley, Green Bay; two sisters and one brother-in-law, Geraldine Fameree, Algoma; Audrey and Roger Gustke, Waupaca; many nieces and nephews.
Mary Jane was preceded in death by one son, Dennis Gigot; one brother, Robert Ripley; one sister and two brothers-in-law, Annamae and Ed Jeanquart and Mel Fameree.
Friends may call at the McMAHON FUNERAL HOME, LUXEMBURG, 4 to 8 p.m. Friday (today) Aug. 14, 2009. Prayer service Friday 7:30 p.m. led by Pat Ratajczak Pastoral Associate. Visitation will continue Saturday Aug. 15, 2009, between 9:15 and 10:15 a.m. at St. Kilian Church, New Franken. Funeral 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the Church with Rev. Dean Dombroski officiating. Burial in St. Kilian Cemetery, New Franken.
Mom, you are once again at Dad's side. Each day with you was a gift and a privilege. We cannot imagine our tomorrows without you. We are broken, but will continue to be strong as a family with God's help. Thank you for giving us each other!
Van Den Heuvel, Daniel A.
Daniel A. Van Den Heuvel, 65, died Wednesday, Aug. 12, due to a bicycle accident. Dan was born on Sept. 14, 1943, to the late Anton and Mary (Curran) Van Den Heuvel.
Dan served in the Navy during the Vietnam War and than worked at Procter & Gamble as an electrician until his retirement. Dan and Liz Belongia were married Sept. 15, 1978. After his morning coffee and newspaper, Dan enjoyed biking, woodworking and volunteering, but the most important thing to him was doing things for his family.
Dan is survived by his wife, Liz; his children, Yvette Nelson, Christina (Robert) Toonen, Lance (Antoinette) Nelson, Zachary (Kara) Van Den Heuvel, and Skylene (Jason) Van Den Heuvel-Popp. Also surviving are his grandchildren, Raina, Nevada, Samantha, Melissa, Aaron, Casey, Amelia, Chase, Trent, and Blake; his brother, Pat (Mary) Van Den Heuvel; and sister, Jean (Harland) Lewis.
He was preceded in death by a son, Duane; brothers, Bob Van Den Heuvel, John Van Den Heuvel, James Van Den Heuvel; sisters, Rita Mc Millian, Genevieve Manders and their spouses.
Friends may call at Proko-Wall Funeral Home, 1630 East Mason Street, from 4 to 7 p.m. Sunday. Parish Wake Service 6:30 p.m. Sunday at the Funeral Home. Visitation will continue Monday from 9 to 10 a.m. at the church. Mass of Christian Burial 10 a.m. at St. Phillip the Apostle Catholic Church, 312 Victoria Street, with the Rev. Dave Pleier officiating. Entombment in Allouez Catholic Chapel Mausoleum. Online condolences may be expressed at www.prokowall.com.
Georgia, Earl W.
Earl W. Georgia, 81, Green Bay, died unexpectedly, Thursday, August 13, 2009, at a local hospital. Born in Green Bay, January 23, 1928, he is the son of the late Otto and Edna (Smits) Georgia. Earl served in the United States Army during World War II. He married the former Agatha Heim on April 21, 1951, at Saints Peter and Paul Catholic Church. Earl worked at Green Bay Packaging for 31 years as an electrician. He was one of the few people in the state to have multiple holes in one and bowl a 300 game. Earl was inducted into the Bowling Hall Fame and was a member of Woodside/The Woods Country Club. Earl's passions were his grandchildren, golfing, bowling, camping, picking hickory nuts, and the outdoors. He was a longtime bowling coach for the Junior and Traveling Leagues at Riviera Lanes.
He is survived by his wife, Agatha; three sons and daughters-in-law, George and Margaret Georgia, Wayne and Susie Georgia, Craig and Jennifer Georgia all of Green Bay; six grandchildren, Dave (Becky), Michael, Leslie, Courtney, Jacey, and Ben; sister and brother-in-law, Marilyn and Richard DeKeyser all of Green Bay; three brothers and sisters-in-law, Norm and Eleanor Georgia, Donald and Elaine Georgia, and Alton and Nancy Georgia; brother-in-law, Walter Edges, Green Bay; two sisters-in-law and their spouses, Donna and Gary DeBauche, Green Bay, and Jody and Ken Leemon, Atlanta, GA; nieces and nephews.
Earl was preceded in death by his parents; two sisters and one brother-in-law, Dorothy and Raymond Stroobants and Eleanor Edges.
Visitation at MALCORE (East) Funeral Home, Sunday from 4 to 8 p.m. and prior to the funeral on Monday. Parish wake service 7:30 p.m. Sunday. Funeral Mass Monday 10 a.m. at Saints Peter and Paul Church with the Monsignor Roy Klister officiating. Full Military Honors to follow. Entombment at Allouez Chapel Mausoleum. Visit www.malcorefuneralhomes.com to send an online condolence to the family.
Gille, Gary F.
Gary F. Gille, 62, Wrightstown, formerly of Green Bay, died unexpectedly on August 13, 2009. Born on August 21, 1946 in Green Bay, he is the son of the late Gordon and Arnelda (Seifert) Gille. Gary was a 1964 graduate of Premontre High School, where he served as the Cadet Colonel Regimental Commander in the ROTC. He married the former Jean A. Fuller on August 27, 1966 at SS. Peter & Paul Church. Gary was one of the lucky ones to have retired at the age of 50 from his career as an Industrial Relations Coordinator at Procter & Gamble after 32 years of service. He enjoyed the years following his retirement spending time fishing with friends and family. As recently as Tuesday, he spent the day fishing with his younger brother, Scott. A normally quiet fishing day was filled with conversation when Gary was in the boat. Gary tended his lawn and performed landscaping to perfection (while fighting his arch enemy, the box elder beetle).
Family card parties were times when sons, brothers, sisters, and daughters-in-law, cousins, and grandchildren came together for an evening of camaraderie. Gary especially loved the Christmas holidays. He was as happy as a child to give the gifts he had hand-picked for his loved ones; it pleased him to see the joy on other's faces. Gary was relied on by his family and friends for his caring ways and emotional support. He was his mother's boy throughout her life, spending time together that was special to both of them every time they were together. Gary was proud of his grandchildren, attending their sporting events and cheering them on from both bleachers and lawn chairs. Morgan and Nathan will miss their "Papa," as Charlie will miss his "Grandpa."
Gary and his good friend Pheng Moua enjoyed daily life together as roommates in Gary's home. Together they enjoyed fishing, deer hunting, and the occasional golf game, and planning vacations in places where they could fish even more.
Gary is survived by his two children, Kevin (Amy) Gille, Robert (Karen) Gille, both of Green Bay; three brothers, Gordon Jr. "Bucky" (Norine), Larry (Judy), both of Green Bay; Scott (Kathy), Little Suamico; one sister, Cheryl (Bill) Randl, Antigo; three grandchildren, "Sir" Charles, Morgan, and Nathan; mother of his children, Jean Gille; godchild, Jodie Meier; many nieces and nephews; close friend, Pheng Moua.
He was preceded in death by his parents and niece, Jenna Gille.
Visitation at MALCORE (East) Funeral Home, University Ave. at Baird St., Sunday from 4 to 8 p.m. Parish wake service 7 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Visitation will continue Monday at Resurrection Church, 333 Hilltop Drive, from 10 a.m. until the time of the funeral. Funeral Mass 11 a.m. at Resurrection Church with Bishop Robert Morneau officiating. Entombment at Shrine of the Good Shepherd Mausoleum.
The family would like to extend a special thanks to the emergency staff at St. Vincent Hospital, especially Jennifer Gerdman for her extraordinary care. They would also like to thank EMS Service and County Rescue.
Please visit www.malcorefuneralhome.com to send online condolences to the Gille family.
Brunette, Richard W.
Richard W. Brunette, 86, De Pere, died on Aug. 11, 2009, at his residence. Born on Feb. 27, 1923, in Green Bay, he is the son of the late James and Theresa (Becker) Brunette. Richard was a 1940 graduate of Green Bay East High School. He was a Sergeant in the U.S. Air Force. Richard graduated from the Air Force Gunnery School, but wound up as the boss of the teletype division. He served in England, France and Germany during World War II, from 1942-1945.
Richard was proud of the fact that he was elected to the City Council at the age of 24. On Jan. 15, 1948, he married the former Gaynell Murray. Richard worked in real estate and real estate appraising much of his life. He and Gaynell enjoyed spending time at their cottage in Crivitz.
Richard is survived by his loving wife of 61 years, Gaynell; two sons, James P. (Margie) Brunette, Monroe, Wis; Richard W. (Jane) Brunette, Jr., San Marino, Calif.; seven grandchildren; two sisters, Jean (Gene) Landrum, Annandale, Va.; and Betty Anderle, De Pere.
He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Hubert.
Family and friends will gather at St. Philip the Apostle Church, 312 Victoria Street, Tuesday from 10:30 a.m. until the time of the memorial service. Memorial service 11 a.m. at St. Philip the Apostle Church with the Rev. Dave Pleier officiating. MALCORE (East) Funeral Home and Crematory is assisting the family, 432-5579.
Please visit www.malcorefuneralhome.com to send online condolences to the Brunette family.
Zuege, Mabel A.
Mabel A. Zuege, 94, Kewaunee, died Friday, Aug. 14, 2009. She was born Dec. 12, 1914, in Casco, to the late Thomas and Catherine (Paradise) Koskubar.
Mabel married Sylvester Zuege on Aug. 8, 1936, at Holy Trinity Church in Casco. He preceded her in death on Dec. 6, 1960.
Mabel was a lifelong member of Holy Rosary Church, the Rosary Society and the National Catholic Society of Foresters.
She worked for many years doing home and office cleaning in Kewaunee.
Survivors include four sons and two daughters-in-law, Kenneth, Roger and Linda, Don and special friend, Tina LeLou, Tom and Margret, all of Kewaunee; nine grandchildren, Ron (Julie) Bruechert, Brenda (Rick) Vandermause, Brian (Karen) Bruechert, Linda (Steve) McGuire, Connie (Justin) Gille, Aaron Zuege (friend, Miranda), Lynn (Kevin) LaCrosse, Jenny Zuege, Jon (Jenny) Zuege; 17 great-grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren; one sister, Lydia Ratajczak, Kewaunee; one brother-in-law, Edmund Treml, Casco; and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by one infant daughter, Diane; three grandsons, Dean, Rick and Scott Zuege; two sisters, Louise (Alois) Ratajczak and Virginia Treml.
Friends may call from 2 to 4:30 p.m. Monday, Aug. 17, 2009, at Buchanan Funeral Home, Kewaunee. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 5 p.m. Monday at Holy Rosary Church, Kewaunee, with Fr. William Swichtenberg officiating.
Burial will be in Holy Rosary Cemetery.
Go to www.buchananfh.com to send condolences or sign online guest book.
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Colleen Moravec, 77, of Appleton, passed away Friday, Aug. 14, 2009, at the Rennes Health Center.
Colleen was born June 25, 1932, to the late Millard and Tillie (Rebarchek) Sharpe in Two Rivers. She attended Hamilton Elementary and Sacred Heart School and graduated from Washington High School with the class of 1950.
In November of 1957, she met Joseph Moravec at Our Lady of Sorrows Church who became her husband on Aug. 2, 1958, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Two Rivers. They lived in Downers Grove, Ill., until September of 1962 at which time the family moved to Two Rivers.
Colleen is survived by nine children: Joseph (Kathy) Moravec, Michael Moravec, Mary (James) Dietzler, Deborah (Paul) LeFevre, Charles (Margrierite) Moravec, Catherine Lieske, RoseMary (James) Atkinson, Dorothy Moravec and Sue (James Garrett) Moravec; 10 grandchildren, nine step-grandchildren, one great-grandchild and 13 step-great-grandchildren. She also is survived by one sister, Jean (Donald) Lesperance, several nieces and nephews and other relatives and friends.
Colleen was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph; three sisters, Bernice Eis-Gibault, Marilyn Kope and Marlene Glysch; one brother, Myrl Sharpe; two nieces, Jane Wagner and Brenda Kope; a nephew, Robert Sharpe; and five brothers-in-law.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2009, at the Wichmann Tri-County Chapel, 3212 S. Oneida St., Menasha, with the Rev. Rich Engle officiating. Entombment will take place in the Shrine of the Good Shepherd. Friends may call on Wednesday from 9 a.m. until the time of services at the funeral home.
Online condolences may be sent to www.wichmann fargo.com.
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Aug. 16, 2009
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DeLisle, Joanne Marie
Joanne M. DeLisle, age 60, of Neenah, passed away Thursday, August 13, 2009, at Cherry Meadows Hospice in Appleton. Joanne was born in Neenah on June 19, 1949, the daughter of the late John and Mildred (Duchan) Dolechek. She enjoyed working on the computer, e-mailing friends, reading books, shopping and traveling.
She is survived by her husband Joseph, Neenah; three sisters: Marlene DeKeyser, Donna Johnson and Karen Hebbe, granddaughter, Hailey Graskey, daughter-in-law, Rachel Graskey, sisters-in-law, Theresa Kraft and Mary Burkart, brother-in-law, Raymond DeLisle, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends, and especially her "fur babies."
Joanne was preceded in death by a son Brian Graskey and a nephew Mike DeKeyser.
A Memorial Service for Joanne will be held on Wednesday, August 19, 2009, at Fox Cities Funeral Home with ThedaCare at Home Chaplain Jordan Kuczwara officiating. Friends and family may gather at the funeral home on Wednesday from 1:30 p.m. until time of services at 2 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorials are appreciated in Joanne's name.
A special thank you to the nurses and staff at Cherry Meadows, for all the wonderful care and compassion that was given to Joanne and her family.
Fox Cities Funeral
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3026 Jackson St. Oshkosh
Boucher, Richard L.
Richard L. Boucher, 78, Oconto Falls, passed away after a short battle with lung cancer, Saturday, Aug. 15, 2009, at Sharpe Care LTD, Oconto Falls.
Richard was born Aug. 16, 1930, in Menominee, Mich., son of the late Lawrence and Grace (Trippler) Boucher.
He graduated form Menominee High School, Class of 1948.
Richard had served his country as a member of the U.S. Army during the Korean War.
On Dec. 29, 1954, he married Shirley (Flowers) Boucher.
She preceded him in death on Sept. 3, 2005.
Richard was an electrician for many years for Magna Graphics Corporation and traveled to many countries for his job, finally retiring from the Egan Corporation.
He was the president of River Island Golf Club for many years. He loved the game of golf and especially enjoyed his Monday and Wednesday golf leagues.
Richard is survived by two sons, Rick (Kelly) Bouche, Abrams; Jay (Janice) Boucher, Oconto Falls; six grandchildren, Michael Krumrei, Dustin Bouche, Adam Boucher, Mark Krumrei, Amanda Boucher, Tressa Bouche; one great-grandchild, Kali Schindel; two brothers, Robert (Shirley) Boucher, Seattle, Wash.; James Boucher, Penns Grove, N.Y.; a sister-in-law, Delores Boucher, Green Bay.
He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Shirley; a daughter, Renee Boucher-Krumrei; two brothers, Larry Boucher and William Boucher; a sister-in-law, Peggy Boucher; a brother-in-law, Paul Flowers; and two of his best friends, Lloyd Hughes and Tom Kasten.
It was Richard's belief that people not grieve over his passing. In this life he may have wanted to argue the issue with you. Therefore Richard's wishes were to be cremated and no funeral services be held.
The Gallagher Funeral Home, Oconto, is assisting the family. Online condolences may be expressed at www.gallagherfuneralhome.net.
Pierquet, Quintin C.
Quintin C. Pierquet, 80, Dotyville, passed away Monday, Aug. 17, 2009, at the St. Francis Home with his family gathered around him. He was born in Green Bay, on June 10, 1929, the son of the late Anton and Laura Kriescher Pierquet. Quintin served his country in the U.S. Marine Corps from 1950 until 1953 in the Korean War. On Aug. 23, 1952, he married Marion Baganz at the St. Michael's Catholic Church in Dotyville. Quintin was a lifelong farmer. He was a member of Shepherd of the Hill Parish, the Marine Corps League and the American Legion of Mt. Calvary. He was a former member of the Knights of Columbus.
Survivors include his wife, Marion; two sons, Mark (Pamela), Mt. Calvary; and James (Carolyn), Fond du Lac; two daughters, Jacklynn (John) Flesch, Elkhart Lake; and Jill (Dan) Mayer, Eden; two daughters-in-law, Marie and Mary Pierquet, both of Mt. Calvary; 14 grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren; three brothers, Marvin, Denmark; Clem (Lucille), Green Bay; and Jerome "Mose", Algoma; five sisters, Doloris (Ray) Heyerman, Shirley (Jim) Morgan, Loreen (Larry) Cumbers, Katie LaLuzerne and Myrna (Robert) Pasterski, all of Green Bay; three sisters-in-law, Betty Pierquet, Sturgeon Bay; Helen and Delores Pierquet, both of Green Bay.
He was preceded in death by his parents; three sons, Robert, Gary and David; five brothers, Clayton, Cletus, LeRoy, Anthony and Cyril; and two sisters, Rita Raleigh and Bernice Christianson; and many brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law.
Mass of Christian Burial will be held Thursday, Aug. 20, at 12 p.m. at Shepherd of the Hills Catholic Church, W1562 Hwy B Eden. Rev. Joseph Juknialis will officiate with burial and military rites performed by the American Legion Post 454 at St. Michael's Cemetery Dotyville. Friends may call on Wednesday, Aug. 19, at the Twohig Funeral Home, 305 Fond du Lac Avenue, Fond du Lac, from 3 p.m. until 8 p.m. with Vigil Service at 6 p.m. and Thursday at the church from 10 to 12 p.m. Memorials are appreciated to the ALS Research or the Parkinson Disease Foundation. www.twohigfunerals.com
Perra, William "Bill" D.
William "Bill" D. Perra, 65, Green Bay, passed away Monday, Aug. 17, 2009, at a local hospital after a short illness. He is the son of the late Daniel and Mildred (Tuyls) Perra Sr. He married Darlene Perra on June 1, 1996, in their beautiful backyard on Lilac Lane. In the early years of his life he worked at Mrs. Karl's Bakery and after they moved out of town he worked at WG&R furniture warehouse. Bill went on to own Perra's Carpet laying and for the last 13 years of his life he worked at Wal-Mart and loved being the greeter on the night shift. Bill loved going out to eat, his grandchildren, his cottage and fishing.
Bill is survived by his wife, Darlene; two stepchildren, Michael Jr. (Terri) Delforge and Stacy Delforge; four grandchildren, Dakota, Isabella, Gabriel, and Olivia; one brother, Daniel (Carol) Perra; sister-in-law, Kathy (Jim) Bonjean; two brothers-in-law, Clifford (Gail) Maske and Jerry (Kathy) Maske, many nieces and nephews.
Bill is preceded in death by his parents; father and mother-in-law, Ralph and Isabelle Maske; one brother, Richard Perra; one nephew, Brandon.
Visitation at MALCORE (East) Funeral Home University at Baird Street, Thursday from 1 p.m. until the time of the memorial service. Memorial service Thursday, 4 p.m. at the funeral home with Rev. Dave Pleier officiating. Burial at Nicolet Memorial Gardens.
In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund has been established at the funeral home.
Visit www.malcorefuneralhome.com to send the family an online condolence.
Philipsen, Paul J.
Paul J. Philipsen, 82, Seymour, passed away Monday, Aug. 17, 2009, at Good Shepherd Nursing Home in Seymour. He was born Aug. 20, 1926, to the late John and Gertrude (Brugman) Philipsen. On June 24, 1950, he was united in marriage to Bernice Detrie in Duck Creek.
Paul was a World War II Army Veteran and a member of the Seymour American Legion Post and the VFW. Paul farmed and worked various jobs including MRK Construction for 16 years, and after his retirement from farming worked for Seymour Canning. He enjoyed building windmills. In 2000, he received his honorary high school diploma from Seymour High School due to not finishing high school prior to serving his country during World War II.
Paul is survived by his wife, Bernice; and their children, Kathy (Clayton) Goffard, De Pere; LuAnn (Jim) Peters, Shiocton; Sharon (David) Verheyen, Brillon; Dean (Lori) Philipsen, De Pere; 17 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; two sisters, Ruth (Alvin) Van Lanen, Oneida; Rosella Peters, Seymour.
He was preceded in death by an infant son, Terry; son-in-law, Dale Toellner; grandson, Joe Peters; one sister, Virginia; one brother, Alfred; and brothers-in-law, Maynard Krahn and Milton Peters.
Friends may call at the Muehl-Boettcher Funeral Home, Seymour, on Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2009, from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. with a prayer service at 7:30 p.m. Visitation will continue on Thursday, Aug. 20, 2009, at St. Joseph's Catholic Church, Oneida, from 9:30 a.m. until the Mass of Christian Burial at 10:30 a.m., with Father Dave Duffeck and Deacon Bobby Doxtator officiating. The burial will be in the parish cemetery. Military Rites to follow at cemetery. Online condolences may be expressed at www.muehlboettcher.com.
8/19/09 Post Crescent
DeBruin, Lloyd J.
Lloyd DeBruin, 70, Little Chute, passed away Monday, August 17, 2009. He was born August 29, 1938, in Little Chute, son of the late Henry and Laura (Boser) DeBruin. Lloyd was employed at Foremost Foods in Appleton and later retired from Brillion Iron Works. He also was employed at Gelbke Nursery for 20 years and loved working for Paul. Mr. DeBruin was a U. S. Air Force veteran serving his country from 1955 to 1959. He enjoyed landscaping and gardening along with watching sports, fishing, playing cards, especially cribbage and going up north visiting with family and friends.
Lloyd is survived by his children: Lynn (Henry) Coonen, Kaukauna; Larry (Liz) DeBruin and LuAnn (Keith) Ziebell, both of Neenah; grandchildren: Kristy and Ryan Coonen; William, John and Jessica DeBruin; Sam and Max Melzer, fiancee Janice Jansen, Little Chute and her children: Thomas (Robin) Jansen, Grand Chute; Pam (Joe) Fritz , Little Chute; George Jansen, Little Chute; Darlene (Dan Ver Voort) Jansen, Little Chute; the mother of his children, Judy Doughty, New London; brothers: Robert (Janice) DeBruin, Kaukauna; Gordon DeBruin, Carter; Harold (Carolyn) DeBruin, Pulcifer; Victor (Jean) DeBruin, White Lake; sisters: Evelyn (Martin) Van Schyndel, Kaukauna; Dorothy Hawley, Seymour; Elaine (Casey) Van Cuyk, Combined Locks; Judy (Jim) Menting, Little Chute; sister-in-law: Juanita DeBruin, Appleton. He is further survived by nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.
Lloyd was preceded in death by his brothers: Donald, Toby (Pat), John, Melvin (Virgie) and Lee DeBruin; sisters: Clara (Roman) Simon and Genevieve (Henry) Van Schyndel.
Private family graveside services will be held at St. John Cemetery, Little Chute.
Lloyd's family wishes to thank all the people who have taken such great care of Dad, especially his fiancee Janice, Dr. Swanson and hospice nurse Angela.
Verkuilen Funeral Home
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Little Chute 920-788-3321
Denil, Sharon E.
January 26, 1952-
August 19, 2009
Sharon's life was foreshortened by melanoma but her spirit and joyful approach to life will live on. Many milestones marked her journey through life. Sharon loved, appreciated, understood and accepted the differences of people and their personalities. If you could "pun" with her you were matching wits with the best.
Sharon's interest in coaching and advising young people started with her sister, Karen. Karen mentioned some 12-year-old boys were paying attention to her and she was going to tell them to "get lost" in an undiplomatic way. Sharon suggested that rather than hurting someone's feelings, it would be better to tell them you are not interested right now, but, would be glad to have them as a friend. After all, 12 year-old boys are learning and are sensitive too. Moreover, 12-year-old boys DO grow up and become much more interesting, handsome, etc., and you just might want to get to know them as more than a friend later in life.
As a social worker in the Adult and Child Protective Services in Manitowoc and Outagamie counties 1974 to 1980, she specialized in working as an advocate for those who could not defend themselves, which was focused on the youth and elderly.
Sharon continued her advocacy and focus on youth in a myriad of ways: Sybaquay Girl Scout Council 91 Leader for Daisys, Brownies and Juniors, Crystal Lake School District 47, Referendums for new elementary schools, South Elementary, Supports of South, (PTA), Room 1991 to 1997 (multiple rooms simultaneously); Lundahl Jr. High, Room Mother, Chaperone; Crystal Lake District 155 High School, Football concession 1996 to 2000, Band Uniform Mom (they better be turned in right!); St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, Religious Education 1991-2002 (Kindergarten and 5th grade), Women's Group Assistant; Teacher in child development center for 18 months before her illness. Sharon was also a professional Realtor 1995 to 1998.
Sharon was a lifetime member of the Preceptor Zeta Beta Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi a service sorority oriented helping others in the community. She held numerous positions from President to Social Chair. As all things in life, she felt strongly about helping those in need.
By far Sharon's greatest accomplishment and sense of pride was her family. She cherished her beloved husband, Peter, whom she married in 1976. They became soul mates and best friends in their joint journey through life. Peter was her rock from beginning to end. Son, Brendan, was born in 1980, followed by daughters, Erin, Patricia and Ashley. As their family grew, so did their adventures when they lived in Green Bay, Appleton, Pennsylvania (living on land allegedly inhabited by Jim Croce's ghost), Michigan and Illinois, with most summer weekends spent in Door County. Sharon continued her child advocacy by "adopting" many of her children's friends as a second Mom. She opened her heart and her home by embracing, counseling, disciplining and loving them. Their home was filled with love, laughter, food and fun. No one ever went hungry at Shari's.
Sharon's love and compassion didn't stop with her own family; it extended to include all of Peter's family. Whether it was a holiday, summer weekend, wedding, hoe down, or family reunion she was ready to celebrate, cook, dance, boat and jet-ski, motorcycle with Peter and friends, or just have fun in general enjoying a campfire. Her hearty laugh was music!
Sharon is survived by her husband, Peter; son, Brendan; daughters, Dr. Erin (Jason) Denil; granddaughter and sunshine-of-her life, Virginia Rose, Patricia; Ashley (boyfriend, Erik). She is further survived by siblings, Ron (Pat) Rathmann, Stuart Rathmann, Karen (Alex) Van Vierssen; nieces and nephews, Kristin (Mark), Ashley, Lauren (Howard) Berkof, Danielle Van Vierssen and Nicholas Van Vierssen. Peter Denil's family, Norbert (Catherine) Denil, Mary (Donne) Anderson, John (Carol) Denil, David (Donna) Denil; nieces and nephews, Mark Denil, Elizabeth (Jack) Gavin, Sally Denil, Kathy (David) Erickson, Carole (Jim) Mintz, Susan (Ken) Schultz, Kim (Mark) Sponem, Rochelle (David) Laverdierre, Shane (Lori) Denil, Christopher (Alison) Denil, Nicole Denil and Timothy Shilling.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Virginia (Delano) and Donald Rathmann; in-laws, Joseph and Isabelle (VanDreel) Denil.
Join our celebration of Sharon's life —
Friends may call from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 22, at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church, 1023 McHenry Avenue, Crystal Lake, Ill., where a funeral Mass will be held at 1 p.m. Visitation will also be held from 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday, at Lyndahl Funeral Home. Burial will be at Allouez Catholic Cemetery. Online condolences may be expressed at www.lyndahl.com.
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1350 Lombardi Avenue
Van Beek, Evelyn "Evie"
Evelyn Van Beek, 99, Neenah, died Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2009, at her home. She was born March 6, 1910, in Green Bay, daughter of the late Joseph and Frances (Borofka) Van Beek. She attended St. Willebrord's grade school and graduated from East High School in Green Bay.
She attended Oshkosh State Teachers College and graduated with a 2 year Elementary education course in 1930, Evelyn then began her 4th grade teaching at Roosevelt School in Neenah. While teaching she continued classes at Oshkosh State Teachers College, where she received her bachelor's degree in education. Also, while teaching she received a Master's degree at the University of Wisconsin, Madison in Elementary School Education and Administration.
While teaching 4th grade she became principal of two schools in Neenah. She was the first principal at the new Wilson Grade School where she was both a teacher and principal for at least 25 years. For many years she was the director of the summer playgrounds in Neenah. She retired in 1975. Everyone was worried that she would get bored. However, she got very busy volunteering at Theda Clark Hospital and she was active at St. Margaret Mary's church and their Bible studies.
She and her roommate, Dorothy Keune, attended many Milwaukee Braves and Milwaukee Brewer games. She loved watching the Green Bay Packers games. She loved watching Bart Starr and Brett Favre play.
Evelyn never drove a car until she was 50 years old. She did go on many trips with Dorothy Keune and their friends. She especially enjoyed going to see the apple blossoms out east during spring break. She loved nature, especially birds. In later life she still drove to Madison, Milwaukee, Green Bay and Sheboygan. She quit driving at the age of 95 when she moved into the VNA.
She also liked playing Bridge, Kings Corners and Dominos and Rumikub. She was a wiz at crossword puzzles. At the VNA she was very active in attending the different church services especially the rosary which she loved. She also eagerly waited for Bingo two nights a week and the Price is Right.
She enjoyed all the evening concerts in the park and at the VNA she was known for her big smile and positive attitude.
Everywhere she went people said Hi Evie. She spent lots of time in Sheboygan visiting her niece, Jeane Begotka Neels and her children, Dr. Jennifer Neels (Dr. Allen) Hayman and baby, Grason Evelyn Neels, and Jason Neels (fiancee Lisa Bakich).
Evelyn is survived by two sisters and a brother. They are Rita Vandenbush and Lucille Begotka and her brother, Earl Van Beek. She was preceded in death by her two brothers, Dick and Albert Van Beek and her sisters, Mildred Knaus and Margaret Van Beek. She is survived by many nieces and nephews and great-nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 22, 2009, at St. Margaret Mary Church, 620 Division Street, Neenah, with Fr. Michael L. Ingold officiating. Entombment will be in the Allouez Catholic Cemetery, Green Bay. Friends may call at the Kessler Funeral Home from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday and at the church from 10 a.m. Saturday until the time of the Mass. A prayer service will be held at 7 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
A memorial has been established for St. Margaret Mary Church and the Valley VNA Senior Services.
Evelyn will be sadly missed by many people but we need to celebrate the life of this wonderful teacher, principal, relative and friend.
Kessler Funeral Home
& Cremation Services
Neenah 920 722 6464
Wanner, Evelyn L. (Williquette)
Evelyn L. (Williquette) Wanner, 88, Village of Howard, went peacefully to Heaven Thursday, Aug. 20, 2009, after a short, but courageous battle with cancer. She was born Oct. 19, 1920, to Frank and Clara (Tilly) Williquette. In January of 1950, she married Leslie Wanner. They were together 52 years and had four children.
Evelyn had many different jobs over her 88 years, but she is most remembered for cooking/bartending at Williquette's Ballroom and then Village Green Golf Course where she fried fish every Friday for the last 22 years.
She is survived by four children, John, Linda, Robert and James Sr. (Debra) Wanner; seven grandchildren, Amy (Tony) Joslin, Jodi Gilson, Damon (Jennifer) Amerson, Jennifer Wanner, Eric (Tricia Cramer) Boehm, Michael (Rose) Wanner, and Kyle (Kimberly) Wanner; ten great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews, other relatives and friends.
Evelyn was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Les; one grandson, James Jr.; three sisters and two brothers.
Friends may call at Blaney Funeral Home, 1521 Shawano Ave., from 4 to 7 p.m. Monday. The Funeral Service will be held at 7 p.m. Monday at the funeral home with the Rev. David Koch officiating. To send online condolences, please go to www.BlaneyFuneralHome.com.
In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund has been established in Evelyn's name.
The Wanner family extends a special thank you to St. Mary's Hospital nursing staff and Pastoral Care, and also to Unity Hospice for helping with Evelyn's care in her final days.
Dart, Beulah M.
Beulah Mary Dart, 93, Sturgeon Bay, passed away on August 21, 2009, at the Door County Memorial Hospital.
She was born July 3, 1916, in Gardner to Desire and Edith (Delsipee) Sacotte.
On July 31, 1934, she married Julius Dart in Brussels. He preceded her in death on May 3, 1986.
Beulah farmed in the town of Gardner for many years with her husband. She also had worked for Doerr Electric for seven years.
Beulah enjoyed spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren. She also enjoyed gardening, cooking, and working in her apple orchard.
Survivors include two children, Bonnie (Robert) Boulanger, Luxemburg, Glenn (Theresa) Dart, Sturgeon Bay; daughter-in-law, Carol Dart, Sturgeon Bay; nine grandchildren, Dave (Kris) Dart, Brenda (Al) Reckelberg, Dean (fiance, Gail) Massart, Jackie (Ian) Bouche, Dennis (Laura) Massart, Jeremy (Olivia) Dart, Justin Dart, Joseph Dart, Jeffery Dart; eleven great-grandchildren, David, Jason, Heather, Alicia, Lisa, Chris, Travis, Austin, Keith, Stephanie, Cassie; two great-great-grandchildren, Hayden and Addison; one sister, Gail Walker, Sturgeon Bay; one sister-in-law, Arbutus Sacotte, Sturgeon Bay.
Beulah was preceded in death by her husband Julius; one son, Gerald; one granddaughter, Debbie LaLuzerne; one son-in-law, Dennis Massart; two brothers, Mervin and Ellsworth.
Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Tuesday, August 25, 2009, at St. Francis and St. Mary Parish in Brussels with Rev. Pius Cotter and Rev. Anthony Birdsall concelebrating. Entombment will be at the Shrine of the Good Shepherd Mausoleum. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Monday, August 25, at the Forbes Funeral Home in Sturgeon Bay and after 10 a.m. at the church on Tuesday until the time of services.
A prayer service will be conducted at 7:30 p.m. on Monday at the funeral home. Online condolences may be made at www.forbesfuneralhome.com.
Sheldon, Catherine Wellens
In loving memory Of our mother Catherine Wellens Sheldon
Catherine Cora Wellens was born on July 1, 1920, in De Pere, to the late Henry and Elizabeth (Lasee) Wellens. On Nov. 1, 2008, at age 88, she joined her husband with the Lord.
During World War II, Catherine moved to Sturgeon Bay, Wis., to work as a postal carrier for the United States Coast Guard.
While delivering mail to a ship Catherine met her husband Clarence Eugene (Gene) Sheldon.
They were united in marriage on March 17, 1945, in Norfolk, Virginia. Thereafter, Catherine was a reservist with the Department of the Navy at the Headquarters base Police Office.
After wartime duty, Catherine (Kay) and Gene moved to Chicago, Ill., and then to Palos Park, Ill., where they raised their five girls.
When they retired, they moved to Spring, Texas, and then to the Isle of Capri near Naples, Fla.
Kay and Gene loved to camp!
Their family started its camping adventures in a borrowed Boy Scout Tent, but quickly advanced to an Airstream trailer. Kay and Gene's last Airstream was a motor home.
During retirement Kay and Gene were active with the Airstream group caravanning to many places including Alaska and flying to China where an Airstream was provided for them.
Kay and Gene's travels were not limited to the Airstream group, they sailed around the world with the Semester at Sea Program and went to New Zealand and Africa with another camping club.
Kay loved the Green Bay Packers, country music, and fishing. Her favorite fishing holes were in northern Wisconsin and Canada.
But she also fished from the dock at her homes in Florida where she could watch the dolphins and manatees that came close to shore.
Catherine had many interests and accomplishments, she was a lifetime Weight Watchers member, had certificates in personal hypnosis and interior decorating, and completed the Dale Carnegie Course.
In addition to her five daughters, Mary Lemmond of the home, Jean Schroeder, Corpus Christi, Texas, Jessica (Sandy) Sheldon, Woodland, Texas, Robin Sheldon, Wynnewood, Penn., and Rhonda Sheldon, Woodlands, Texas; Catherine is survived by five grandchildren, Justin Mitchell, Susan Lemmond, Dominique (Nicki) Lewis, Matteo Lewis, and Andrew Sheldon-Landry; son-in-laws, Mike Schroeder, Gerard (Jerry) Lewis, and Jeff Sipek; her sister, Jeanette Vander Wegen, De Pere; and two brothers, Roland Wellens of Oconto Falls, Wis., and Robert Wellens of Green Bay; brother-in-law, Marvin Ossman, Lakeland, Fla., brothers and sisters-in-law, Ed and Ruth Sheldon, San Antonio, Texas, and David and Barbara Sheldon, Kalamazoo. Catherine has many surviving nieces and nephews.
Sadly, Catherine missed the birth of her first great-grandchild, to Justin and his wife Eva. Emily Jean Mitchell was born in Dec. 2008.
Catherine's family is celebrating her life on Saturday, Aug. 29, 2009, in a private family ceremony in De Pere. Her remains will be interned is The Allouez Chapel Mausoleum in Green Bay.
8/23/09 Post Crescent
Van Vreede, Eugene
Eugene Van Vreede, 85, 607 Eagles Nest Boulevard, Rothschild, died Wednesday, August 19, 2009, at St. Clare's Hospital, Weston.
Eugene was born May 15, 1924, in Hollandtown, Wisconsin, to the late Anton and Joanna (Gerrits) Van Vreede. He was a World War II Army veteran, having served in France, where he was the recipient of the Purple Heart. He married Alice Dorschner on May 26, 1951. She preceded him in death on Nov. 8, 1975. He then married Kathleen Holzem Pierce on March 10, 1976, in Wausau, she survives.
Gene loved building bird houses, gardening, hunting, fishing, cribbage and working crossword puzzles. He was a member of the American Legion.
Survivors include his wife, Kathleen, Rothschild; two sons, Doug (Barbara) Van Vreede, St. Paul, Minnesota and Mark Van Vreede of Little Chute, Wis.; one granddaughter, Sara Van Vreede; sister, Elaine Yunk, Kimberly, Wis.; nieces, nephews and great-nieces and nephews. He is also survived by four stepchildren, Charlotte Meadows, Colleen O'Brien, Cynthia Wenzel, Karl Pierce, and many step- grandchildren. He was preceded in death by two sisters, Ruth Casper and Dorothy Grayalna and a stepson Kendall Pierce.
Memorial Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, August 25, 2009, at St. Mark's Parish, 602 Military Road, Rothschild. The Rev. Allan L. Slowiak will officiate. Burial will be in St. Paul's Catholic Cemetery, Wrightstown, Wisconsin. Visitation will be from 9 to 11 a.m. at the church. Military rites will be performed by American Legion Montgomery Post #10.
Brainard Funeral Home-Everest Chapel, 5712 Memorial Court, Weston, is assisting the family with arrangements.
Online condolences may be sent to www. brainardfuneral.com.
Vandehey, Sheila Fens
Sheila Fens Vandehey, born and raised in Combined Locks but resided in Kaukauna. Sheila was raised by two loving parents, Diane (Siebers) Fens and Roger Fens. Sheila went to her eternal reward surrounded by family and loved ones on August 21, 2009, after a 4-year-long battle with cancer. Sheila graduated from Kimberly High School and continued her education at FVTC graduating with a special education degree. She worked with special needs students in the Menasha school system. Sheila worked at St. Katherine Drexel Parish with Religious Education, and was also employed as a secretary with the American Cancer Society. She had a great love for baking and making cakes for friends and family, calligraphy and fireworks. She enjoyed spending time with her family at her parent's cottage near Mountain, Wisconsin. She devoted her life to helping others and found great joy in the reward it brought to her life and her family's.
Sheila married Mark E. Vandehey on August 22, 1980, and was given her two greatest gifts from God, her children, a son Ryan and a daughter Kathryn.
She is survived by her husband Mark, children Ryan and Katie, her parents, Roger and Diane Fens. Sheila is further survived by her sister Lisa (Pat) Brodsky and their family, her brother, Keith (Leslie) Fens and their family, and mother-in-law, Marion Vandehey. Also survived by her three sisters-in-law: Judith (Elmer) Van Dyke and their family, Mary (David) Verboomen and their family, and Debra (Kevin) Van Dyn Hoven and family, brother-in-law, John A. Vandehey and his family, as well as several aunts, uncles and cousins.
She was preceded in death by father-in-law, Glen L. Vandehey, sister-in-law, Valerie Vandehey and cousins. She is further preceded in death by her three aunts, Magdalene Van De Hey, Barbara Siebers and Carol Welch, also uncles, Thomas, James and Glenn Siebers, Reuben Van De Hey, Sylvester Van Driel, Sherman Rogers, and Clarence Smith as well as several cousins.
Sheila and family would like to thank Dr. William C. Guenther and all the staff at the Martha Siekman Cancer Center for they are the true angels in life. Sheila and family would also like to thank Dr. Sumon Bhattacharjee, Dr. John Swanson and the staff from Theda Care Hospice and Cherry Meadows Hospice Residence for their compassionate care.
The Mass of Christian Burial will be 11 a.m. on Wednesday, August 26, 2009, at ST. KATHARINE DREXEL PARISH at ST. MARY SITE, 119 West Seventh Street, Kaukauna, with Fr. Jerry Pastors officiating. Friends will be received directly at church on Wednesday from 9 a.m. until the time of service. In lieu of flowers, the family would like donations made to the Martha Siekman Cancer Center in Sheila's memory. The Boettcher Family Funeral Home, Kaukauna is assisting the family. 920-766-2099.
"Remember me with smiles and laughter, for that is how I will remember you all. If you can only remember me with tears, then don't remember me at all."
Eastman, Jeffrey Lee
Jeffrey Lee Eastman, entered eternal peace, encircled by the love of his family on Aug. 21, 2009. Jeff was born on Sept. 13, 1949 in Green Bay, WI, to Vernon and Rose (Anderson) Eastman. After attending East High School, and at the age of 16, Jeff married his soul mate, Faye Ann Williquette on Aug. 8, 1966, in Dubuque, Iowa. Jeff and Faye had just celebrated their 43rd year of marital bliss. Together they raised three loving daughters, Michelle, Marne and Brooke.
Following in the footsteps of his father, Jeff carried on the artistry of the family painting business. As a master of his trade, Jeff's work graces thousands of homes throughout Wisconsin. In recent years, Jeff extended his creative talents to include gardening and landscaping.
Jeff loved coaching. As a teen, Jeff excelled in sports, especially baseball. Through his daughters, he was able to share his athletic talents and knowledge as he coached and mentored many. He sought and succeeded to create the first youth softball field designated solely for girls — which still exists on Emily Street in Green Bay. He expanded his coaching career to include soccer and was joyful when his daughter, Brooke was named to the head coaching position for the Bay Port girl's varsity soccer team. Even when mobility restricted him from sitting in the stands, he never missed a game; he cheered and honked from his vehicle. Additionally, he loved to watch all of his grandchildren participate in their various sporting events.
One of Jeff's greatest passions was cooking. A perfect day would include preparing and enjoying a "WOW" meal with his family. Family gatherings also include an abundance of laughter, love and occasional board game rivalry, especially cribbage. Jeff's love for cooking extended beyond cooking for family and friends ... he graciously welcomed all who entered his kitchen, and yes, even the random cable installation guy!
Through Jeff's eyes, his greatest legacy and accomplishment is his family. Jeff loved unconditionally and instilled values of loyalty, compassion and non-judgmental generosity to those whose lives he touched. Jeff lived his dreams; he lived every day to the fullest without regret.
Jeff is survived by his wife, Faye; three daughters, Michelle (Tom) Juza, Marne (Kevin) Williams, Brooke (Jake) Mraz; 11 grandchildren, Tyler, Blaze, Alex, Dylan, Emily, Ben, Emma, Hannah, Bailey, Ava and Sam; a sister, Beverly (Donne) Mahlik; two brothers, Tim Eastman and Tom Eastman; mother-in-law, Virgie Williquette and her special friend, Bill Sell; four brothers-in-law, Mike McAvoy, Mike Williquette, Pat (Julie) Williquette, Jack Williquette; two sisters-in-law, Jill (Jim) Grunwald, Barbara DeRuyter; his extended family, Tim Oliver and John Groth. He is further survived by many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Vernon and Rose Eastman; father-in-law, Nick Williquette; brother, John Eastman; sister, Judy Eastman; sister-in-law, Karen McAvoy and nephew, Jason Smurawa.
Friends may call at Green Bay Community Church, 600 Cardinal Lane, Howard, from 3 to 7 p.m. Wednesday. The Memorial Service will be at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the church. To send online condolences, please go to www.blaneyfuneralhome.com.
The Eastman family would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to the 6th floor ICU staff at St. Vincent Hospital, especially, Carrie, Jen, Ann and Jackie for their compassionate care.
We would also like to thank all of the dialysis nurses who cared for Jeff over the past three years.
We would like to respectfully extend our gratitude to Dr. John Lawton for his friendship and guidance during our time of need.
Jeff will be remembered as a loving husband, father, grandfather, father-in-law, boss and friend. He will live on in our hearts as truly one of a kind.
In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund has been established in Jeff's name.
Blaney Funeral Home is assisting the family.
8/24/09 Herald Times Reporter
Caroline R. Dvorak
Caroline R. Dvorak, age 90, of 4705 W. Whitetail Ct., Manitowoc, entered into eternal rest on Saturday, Aug. 22, 2009, at the Whitetail Estates. She was born March 26, 1919, in the town of Gibson to the late Alphonse and Clara Kronforst Rhein and has been a lifelong area resident. She was a 1936 graduate of the Mishicot High School, and graduated from the Milwaukee Accredited Beauty School. Caroline married Ralph Dvorak on Oct. 19, 1944, at Holy Cross Catholic Church in Mishicot. He preceded her in death on Nov. 4, 1974. She owned and operated the Vogue Beauty Salon in Mishicot, and later worked for the New Image Salon in Manitowoc.
She was a member of Holy Cross Catholic Church and the Altar Society of the church. She was also a member of the VFW Kempen-Staudinger-Terens Post No. 7753 Ladies Auxiliary. She enjoyed playing bingo, and spending time with her family, especially with her grandchildren.
Survivors include three sons and two daughters-in-law, Darrell and Beverly Dvorak, of Delafield, Wis., Robert and Debra Dvorak, of Shoto, Joseph Dvorak, of Manitowoc; three grandchildren, Sara (Vance) Brooks, Kathryn Dvorak, and Adam Dvorak; and she is further survived by one sister, LaVerne Peltier, of Mishicot, one brother, James Rhein, of Denmark, a sister-in-law, Lila Dvorak, of Mishicot, and by her nieces and nephews. In addition to her husband, she also was preceded in death by a son, David Dvorak, a sister and brother-in-law, Norma and Carl Owart, three brothers-in-law, Marvin Peltier, Donald and Delmar Dvorak, two sisters-in-law, Patricia Rhein, and Irene Rau, and by a daughter-in-law, Colette Dvorak.
Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2009, at Holy Cross Catholic Church in Mishicot, with the Rev. Paul Paider officiating, with burial to follow in the Holy Cross Parish Cemetery. Relatives and friends may call after 9 a.m. on Tuesday at the church, until the time of service at 11 a.m. There will be no Monday evening visitation. The Dvorak family would like to extend a very special thank you to Nancy and Dan Fuller, and to Doris and the entire staff of the Whitetail estates for the past 12 years of excellent care, love and concerns shown to Caroline and our entire family. Your kindness will always be remembered.
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Aug. 24, 2009
Parmentier, Jr., Joseph Paul
Joseph Paul Parmentier, Jr., 91, Green Bay, died Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2009. He was born Nov. 13, 1917, in Green Bay, to Joseph Sr. and Cora (Sutton) Parmentier. Joseph graduated from East High School in the Class of 1936, and then attended Marquette University and St. Norbert College. From 1942 to 1946, he served in the Army Corps of Engineers and the U.S. Army Air Corps. On Feb. 26, 1949, he married Alayne Bracher, who was the love of his life, at St. Joseph Catholic Church. Joseph was a real estate broker with Brice Realty. He retired in 2004. Joseph was a member of the Wisconsin Board of Realtors and taught real-estate classes for the Wisconsin School of Real Estate. He was also a member of the Travelers Protective Association on the local and state boards. Joseph was a member of Shorewood Country Club and Northbrook Country Club. He was an avid golfer and was very proud of his two holes-in-one, one at Shorewood and one at Northbrook. Joseph loved watching sports, especially the Packers and Brewers. He enjoyed playing cards, but most of all taking money from his friends.
He is survived by his wife, Alayne; three daughters and sons-in-law, Lexi and Michael Nelsen, Coralee Parmentier-Greely and Michael Greely, Jolayne and Jerrold Ollmann; eight grandchildren, Melissa (Kevin) Letto, Steven Nelsen, Kim Nelsen, Lisa (Sam) Grochowski, Marcus Greely, Rachel Greely, Jacob Ollmann, Nathan Ollmann (fiancee, Sara Byrne), Matthew Ollmann; four great-grandchildren, Elizabeth and Bryce Nelsen, Nicholas Letto, Connor Grochowski; and many loving nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Robert and Kathleen Parmentier, Donald and Genevieve Parmentier; one sister and brother-in-law, Ivyl and Paul Bettinger; one brother, F. Gordon Parmentier; and one sister, June Parmentier.
Friends may call at Blaney Funeral Home, 1521 Shawano Ave., from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday. The Funeral Service will be held at 11:30 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home with Bob Nooker, Unity Hospice Chaplain, officiating. To send online condolences, please go to www.BlaneyFuneralHome.com.
In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund has been established to benefit Unity Hospice.
The family extends a special thank you to all who helped take care of Joe; the staff of Unity Hospice, especially Cathy, Leslie Ann and Jami.
Thomas Naze, 61, Algoma, died unexpectedly at work on Monday, Aug. 24, 2009. He was born April 3, 1948, in Algoma, to the late Willard Sr. and Viola (Gilson) Naze. Thomas was a graduate of Casco High School, Class of 1966. He worked as a landscaper at Meissner Landscape. He also enjoyed hunting, playing cards, visiting with friends at Dairy Deans and also being a member of the Knights of Columbus.
Thomas is survived by two brothers, Wayne (Deanna) Naze, Algoma; Jim (Judy) Naze, Luxemburg; a sister, Cyndi (Randy) Berg, Algoma; a sister-in-law, Shirley Naze, Casco; three aunts, Josie Naze, Libie Dearing, Agnes Mazur; many special nieces, nephews and friends.
He was preceded in death by a brother, Willard Naze; aunts and uncles.
Friends may call at Wiesner-Massart, 1617 Flora Ave., Algoma, on Thursday from 4 to 8 p.m. and again Friday morning at church from 10 to 11 a.m. Wake service 7 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Funeral Mass will be 11 a.m. Friday at St. Mary's Catholic Church, Algoma. Burial in St. Peter's Cemetery, Lincoln.
A special thanks to the co-workers at Meissner Landscape, Door County Rescue and Hospital and Bellin Hospital.
Hibbard, Evelyn L. (Gerrits)
Evelyn L. (Gerrits) Hibbard, 90, De Pere, passed away Sunday, August 23, 2009. Daughter of the late Antone and Anna (Bushman) Gerrits was born April 25, 1919 in Wrightstown. Evelyn married her loving husband Kenneth Hibbard in 1941.
She was a longtime parishioner of St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church in De Pere and was a member of the Altar Rosary Society. Every year she looked forward to volunteering at the annual church picnic.
Evelyn is survived by three daughters, Barbara (Wayne) Ver Haagh, Sun City, Ariz.; Linda Richter, Green Bay; and Patricia (Bruce) Blom, De Pere; one son, Steven (Karen) Hibbard, De Pere; eight grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; one brother, Leo (Gladys) Gerrits; and sisters-in-law, Agnes Gerrits and Ruth Gerrits.
Evie enjoyed traveling with her husband and going on religious pilgrimages. She enjoyed garage sales, long phone conversations and get-togethers with family and friends. Birthdays were always a special occasion to Evie, particularly her 90th.
She is preceded in death by her parents; husband, Kenneth; infant daughter, Donna Rae; son, Roger; son-in-law, Jerry Richter; and brothers and sisters: Eva (George) Schreurs; Agnes (John) Schreurs; Edward (Betty) Gerrits; Sadie (Henry) Vande Loo; Florence (Ky) Devroy; Martha (Ben) Ver Boort; Pete Gerrits; Ray (Lorraine) Gerrits; Donald Gerrits; and infant sister Mamie.
Family and friends may call at Cotter Funeral Home, 860 N. Webster Ave., De Pere on Thursday, August 27, 2009, from 4 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. with a parish prayer service at 7 p.m. Visitation will continue on Friday at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church, 220 S. Michigan St., De Pere, from 9:30 a.m. until 10:45 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11 a.m. on Friday at the church with the Rev. V. Anthony Dolski officiating. Burial will be in St. Paul Catholic Cemetery, Wrightstown. Online condolences may be expressed to Evelyn's family at www.cotterfuneralhome.com.
Carter, Rita June
Rita J. Carter, 83, Watertown, Wis., formerly of Delafield, Wis. and Mission, Texas, passed away on Monday, June 15, 2009, at Watertown Regional Medical Center. Rita was born on Nov. 13, 1925, in De Pere, daughter of Joseph and Laura (Terrien) Smits. On June 14, 1947, she married Earl F. Carter at the National Shrine of St. Joseph Catholic Church in De Pere. Rita had been a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.
Survivors include her husband, Earl; children, Glenn Carter, Fort Atkinson; Thomas Carter, Mobile, Ala.; James (Jaclyn) Carter, Waterloo; Eileen Mary (Neil) Mooers, Delafield; Margaret Ann (Dr. Craig) Mullen, Rochester, N.Y.; and Paul (Angelique) Carter, Oconomowoc; 17 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; two brothers, Randall (June) Smits, Townsend; and Elwood (Laurel) Smits, Riverside, Calif.; a sister, Sister Eileen Smits, Chile, South America; also survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers, Kenneth and Jerome Smits; one sister Ruth Smits.
Renard, Del Ann
Del Ann Renard, 56, Dyckesville, died of cancer on Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2009, at the cottage with her family by her side.
Del was born on Feb. 22, 1953, in Green Bay, the daughter of the late John A. and Ann (Dorschel) Renard.
She was a graduate of St. Joseph Academy with the Class of 1971. Del furthered her education at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point and obtained her Accounting Degree at N.W.T.C.
She was employed for many years at Bay Industries Inc. in the payroll department.
Del had many interests, but was especially fond of gardening and loved spending time planting and caring for her flowers. She also liked to spend time at the cottage and always enjoyed the moments around the bonfire with her family and friends while enjoying a Manhattan.
Del had a special place in her heart for the beautiful sunsets on the bay and the magnificent views of the moon at night.
She was also conscientious about our earth and delighted in the splendor and beauty of sandhill cranes.
Her family meant the world to Del, especially her grandchildren, and she cherished playing with them and being a grandmother who spoiled them.
Del is survived by her best friend, Dan Surin; her son, Adam Bernander, Green Bay; her daughter and son-in-law, Julia and Steve Engels, Green Bay; her two grandchildren, Edie and Oliver Engels; her sister, Christine "Tina" Renard and her husband, Dave Smith, Surfside Beach, S.C.; her brother, Paul Renard, Circle Pines, Minn.; her twin sister whom she had a special and unbreakable bond with, Diane "Di" and her husband, Rick Gorbette, Green Bay; her nieces and nephews, Cassie, Eli and Sam Gorbette and great-nephew Hudson. She is further survived by her uncles, cousins, friends and Dave Bernander, whom she shared two beautiful children with.
Gathering of family and friends will be held on Thursday, Aug. 27, 2009, from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Saint Mathew Catholic Church, 130 St. Matthew Street. Visitation will continue after 10 a.m. on Friday, Aug. 28, 2009, at the Church. Funeral Service 11 a.m. with Rev. James Vanden Hogen officiating. Online condolences may be expressed at www.hansenfuneralservice.com.
In lieu of flowers a memorial fund has been established in her name. The family would like to offer a special acknowledgement and a warm note of appreciation to the many caregivers at St. Mary's Hospital who touched Del's life.
Hansen Family Funeral
And Cremation Services
1644 Lime Kiln Road
Peltier, Michael J. (Me shan)
Michael J. Peltier (Me shan), 43, Oneida, passed away unexpectedly as a result of a vehicle accident Tuesday morning, Aug. 25, 2009.
The son of John and Lynn (Cornelius) Peltier was born Oct. 21, 1965, at Plymouth, Wis.
On June 7, 2005, he married the former Virginia Swamp in Las Vegas, Nev.
Mr. Peltier was a U.S. Army veteran, and was an active member of Oneida Veterans, Lac du Flambeau Veterans, and Forest County Color Guards.
He worked for many years at the Oneida Casino as a boxman in the craps pit. He was a well-renowned master of ceremonies throughout Indian Country. He was an active member and Corner Chair of the Traditional Zoar Drum, which was a large part of his traditional Native American Heritage.
Michael was also a member of the Native American Church.
Survivors include his wife, Virginia; five children, Tyler Pamanet, Levander Pamanet, Trevor Pamanet, Shewenda Peltier, and Talon Peltier; his mother, Lynn, father, John; two siblings, Paul (Jackie) Peltier, and Rosemarie (Jeff) Rackow; nephews, Cullin, Hunter, and Daiel Peltier, and Matthew Rackow; niece Holly. Michael is further survived by aunts, uncles, cousins, Virginia's family, and his adopted families throughout the Indian Country.
Family and friends may call from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 27 (TODAY), at the Michael and Virginia Peltier family home, 894 Riverdale Drive Oneida. Oneida VFW will hold a veteran ceremony at 3:30 p.m. at the home, following the Veteran ceremony we will process to Zoar, Wis., where services will continue until 2 p.m. Friday, Aug. 28, 2009. Procession will leave at 2 p.m. from Zoar, Wis., on Friday for Traditional Burial Services at 3 p.m. at the Oneida Tribal Cemetery in Oneida, Wis. RYAN FUNERAL HOME of De Pere is assisting the Peltier Family with arrangements please visit www.ryanfh.com to send online condolences.
Arendt, Michael (Mike) Earl
Michael (Mike) Earl Arendt, 81, Hortonville, lost his brief battle with cancer on August 25, 2009.
He was born in New Franken, WI, to the late Michael R. and Philomema (Brice) Arendt on November 30, 1927.
Mike married the former Dorothy Zipper in Green Bay on April 12, 1956.
Together they were proprietors of Arendt's Meat Market in Hortonville for 35 years.
Mike loved family, friends and life in many ways, always quick with a funny story and being the coolest grandpa ever. Mike is infamous for his homemade sausage, but his other unlimited interests were old cars — the bigger the better.
He also enjoyed coveting anything to tinker with, never resisting a bargain, showing his collection of nearly everything, telling yet another funny story and loving his new found "career" in dairy farming.
Mike had a big heart and possessed the ability to find someone who needed help, and always had a way to make their lives better. If you felt he was your best friend, he was.
Mike is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Michael J. (Rogene) Arendt, Appleton; daughters and sons-in-law, Mary (Bruce) Stiltjes, Dale; Julie (Ryan) Vanden Heuvel, Shiocton; seven grandchildren, Michael G. (Andrea) Arendt, Andrew Arendt (Stacy Simon), Mitchell and Riley Stiltjes, Grace Mae, Henry and Oliver Vanden Heuvel; one great-granddaughter, Gabriella Arendt; three sisters, Anna "Tootie" Derricks, Denmark; Gladys Beaudin, Two Rivers; Bernice Derricks, De Pere; three sisters-in-law, Mable Arendt, Millie Okray, and Marilyn Zipper, Green Bay; further survived by numerous nieces & nephews.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 36 years, Dorothy Mae; his parents; brothers and sisters-in-law, Goldie and Dorothy, Raphael, Armin and Clara, John (Butch) and Evelyn, Leonard and Leona; sister, Joyce and Norman Michiels; four brothers-in-law, Harry and Robert Derricks, Donald Zipper, and Walter Okray.
Friends and family are invited to a memorial service on Friday, August 28, 2009, at 1:30 p.m. with Fr. Norm Krutzik officiating at the Hortonville Community Hall (312 W. Main Street); a celebration of Mike's life will follow until 6:30 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund has been established.
The family would like to extend a very special thank you to the nurturing staff at Appleton Medical Center, New London Family Medical Center and ThedaCare at Home Hospice.
Moder Funeral Home
109 W. Main St.,
Agamaite, Nancy Ann
Nancy Ann Agamaite, 68, Howard, passed away Tuesday, Aug. 25, after a short illness.
She was born in Green Bay on Jan. 31, 1941, to Isadore and Bernice Greenlan.
Nancy graduated from East High School in 1960 and married David Agamaite Feb. 11, 1961, in Green Bay.
She enjoyed photography and ceramics. Nancy had a special place in her heart for children. She opened the doors of her home to 29 foster children and 16 foreign exchange students in addition to raising her own three children.
Survivors include her mother, Bernice Greenlan; her husband, David; three children, Wendy (Mark) Conway, Wrightstown; Mark (Rebecca) Agamaite, Pulaski; Daniel (Kristine) Agamaite, Little Suamico; nine grandchildren; five great- grandchildren. Further survived by aunts, uncles and many family and friends.
Nancy was preceeded in death by her father, Isadore Greenlan, and grandson, Jathaniel Agamaite, and several aunts and uncles.
Family and friends may call at the Pfotenhauer Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Howard-Suamico location, 1145 Cardinal Lane, on Friday, Aug. 28, from 4 until 7 p.m. Funeral service 7 p.m. Friday at the funeral home, with Sister Barbara Tilkens officiating.
A memorial fund has been established in her name at the funeral home. Online condolences welcome at www.PfotenhauerFuneralHome.com.
The family wishes to extend a special thank you to Bev and Aurora VNA Hospice. Thank you for being there when we needed you.
Funeral & Cremation
DeMuth, Anna M.
Anna M. DeMuth, 90, Green Bay, died peacefully on Aug. 27, 2009, with friends by her side. Born on Sept. 10, 1918, in Oneida, she is the daughter of the late Martin and Anna Van Doorn. On Oct. 16, 1940, she married Marvin DeMuth, and he preceded her in death on July 29, 2002. Anna enjoyed crocheting, gardening, playing cards, going to the Red Wood for chicken, eating out at Perkins East, and traveling to Bonduel to look at Amish horses.
Anna is survived by three special nieces, Kathy Berg, Loretta Klaus, Betty LaCount; two special friends, Gary Roberts and Sheri; special cousin, Jean Anderson; numerous nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Marvin; parents; three brothers and sisters-in-law, George (Addie) Van Doorn, John (Anabelle) Van Doorn, Peter (Toots) Van Doorn: three sisters and brothers-in-law, Marie (William) Hilgenberg, Elizabeth (Walter) Peterson, Nellie (Carl) Oberthur.
Visitation at MALCORE (East) Funeral Home, University Ave. at Baird St., Monday from 8 a.m. until the time of the funeral. Funeral Mass 11 a.m. Monday at SS. Peter & Paul Church, 710 N. Baird Street, with Monsignor Roy Klister officiating. Burial at Allouez Catholic Cemetery.
The family would like to thank the staff at Bornemann Nursing Home, especially Hannah, Mike, and Ashley. They would also like to express their gratitude to Unity Hospice, Bert and Chick Roberts, and Dr. Paul Schmitz.
In lieu of other expressions of sympathy, a memorial fund has been established for Unity Hospice.
Please visit www.malcorefuneralhome.com to send online condolences to the DeMuth family.
8/27/09 Post Crescent
Rettler, David R.
David R. Rettler, age 58, of Seymour, passed away Tuesday night, August 25, 2009, at Good Shepherd Nursing Home. He was born September 18, 1950, to the late Jerome and Marcella (Stephani) Rettler. Dave was a graduate of Seymour High School and Navy Vietnam Veteran. For 27 years he owned and operated Dave's Tavern in Black Creek.
He was a Black Creek American Legion and VFW member. He was also a member of the Wisconsin Tavern League. Dave was an avid Packers and Badgers fan, enjoyed riding his bike and especially time spent with his grandchildren at the camper.
Survivors include his special friend Kris Kimball; his children, Denae Rettler, and her children, Kyle and Josh; Geri Lynn Rettler (special friend Jody Vanevenhoven); sisters and brothers: Dorothy (Bill) Paltzer, Black Creek; Daniel (Sheri) Rettler, Black Creek; Duane (Joyce) Rettler, Black Creek; Gloria Krueger, Black Creek; Steven (Nancy) Rettler, Black Creek; Richard (JoAnn) Rettler, Menasha; sister-in-law, Cathy Rettler, Black Creek; friend Carol Rettler; and his many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by a brother Jim, infant brother Joseph, and a nephew Scott Rettler.
Friends may call at Muehl-Boettcher Funeral Home, Seymour, on Friday, August 28, 2009, from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. with a prayer service at 7:30 p.m. Visitation will continue at St. Mary's Catholic Church, Black Creek on Saturday, August 29, 2009, from 10 a.m. until Mass if Christian burial at 11 a.m. with Father Bob Kabat officiating. Burial in the parish cemetery. Online condolences may be expressed at www.muehl boettcher.com.
In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund has been established.
A special thank you to the staffs of Good Shepherd, Pine Manor Embarrass and Heartland Hospice.
Greiling, Leona M.
Leona M. Greiling, 88, Ashwaubenon resident, died Wednesday, August 26, 2009, at a local nursing home. She was born April 7, 1921, in Green Bay to the late Joseph and Lillian (Servais) Van Steenbergen. Leona was a graduate of West High School. She married Louis Greiling September 24, 1949, in Green Bay. Together they celebrated 50 years of marriage on September 24, 1999. He preceded her in death April 8, 2002.
Leona enjoyed sewing, knitting and crocheting. She loved to work on crossword puzzles and jigsaw puzzles. Leona was also known to enjoy the Packer games as well as the Brewer games. After retirement she traveled to Arizona in the winter months spending time with her friends and visiting craft markets. Leona was a member of East Moravian Church in Allouez.
She is survived by three daughters and sons-in-law, Mary Lou (Mac) Waters, Pinetown, NC; Nancy Jo (Paul) Varsho, Menomonie, MI; Sandra Lee (Mike) Bonk, Little Suamico; eight grandchildren and four great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by one sister, Beatrice Maciejewski.
Friends may call at the Proko-Wall Funeral Home, 1630 E. Mason St. after 10 a.m. Saturday until time of service. Memorial Service 11 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home with Pastor Gary Straughan officiating. Entombment to follow in the Allouez Chapel Mausoleum. On-line condolences may be sent to Leona's family at www.prokowall.com.
8/28/09 Herald Times Reporter
Merville 'Merv' F. Wejrowski
Merville "Merv" F. Wejrowski, born to Eternal Life with Jesus Christ on Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2009, at the age of 84 years.
Beloved husband of the late Ruth (nee Sauer). Blessed father of Sharon (Lester) Walenta and Dennis. Proud grandfather of Brian (Jennifer) Vandenplas and Sherri Vandenplas. Dear great-grandfather of Samantha. Brother of Edward Wejrowski, Dwayne Schwabe and James Schwabe. Further survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives and special friends.
Merv will be remembered for his keen sense of humor and kind heart. He was the proud recipient of the Purple Heart, serving in the U.S. Marine Corps during WWII.
Special thank you to the staff at Manitowoc Health and Rehabilitation Center, for their compassionate care.
Visitation Monday at St. Charles Borromeo Church, 3100 W. Parnell Ave., Milwaukee, from 9:30 a.m. until the Mass of Christian Burial at 10:30 a.m.
John J. Walloch Funeral Home, 4309 S. 20th St., Milwaukee. (414) 281-7145.
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Burkart, Clemens P.
Clemens P. Burkart, 91, Green Bay, died Thursday, Aug. 27, 2009.
The second son of Ida Burkart and John Hubert "Hub" Burkart, he was born in Sheboygan, Wis. Clem was a younger brother to one sibling, Joseph Burkart (deceased) and an older brother to seven more, Ann Short, Bill Burkart (deceased), Lynn Devereaux, Andrew Burkart (deceased), Rosemary Burkart (deceased), Betty Kramer, and Frank Burkart.
Clem was a brother-in-law who was more like a brother to Joe's wife, Mathilda (deceased), Anne's husband, John Short (deceased), Marion Burkart (deceased), Gene Devereaux (deceased), Ellen Burkart, Don Kramer, Sharon Burkart (deceased).
As a young man he was popular, bright and very sociable; he excelled at sports and academics. He and his future bride cut a fine figure on the dance floor. The bright, shining thread of youthful good times and good pleasures was added to the fabric. As with so many young people his age, World War II interrupted the straight path from education to career. The army took him to the Philippines. He made lifelong friends of people from differing backgrounds.
The war didn't prevent him from marrying the sweet, pretty and petite Myrtle Wasmer. Their wedding photo shows a slim, handsome young man with a Cary Grant cleft chin in full dress uniform and a beautiful bride in an elegant gown with flowing train. The young bride followed her GI out to California until his assignment took him overseas. Before the war was over they had their first bundle of joy, Pat. After the war, two more daughters, Cindy (Burkart) Maynard and Jane (Burkart) Watermolen and a son, Daniel Burkart (deceased) completed Clem's family. Our dad was a hard-working, caring father.
He followed his father's footsteps into the insurance business, and took pride in earning the CLU (Chartered Life Underwriter) designation, the PhD of the insurance business.
Always a sports fan, he had treasured season tickets to the Packers games. His support of his team never wavered. He was adept at Monday morning Quarterbacking. He could spout statistics, names, dates and details better than the most well-informed sportscaster. He loved the game of golf. You didn't stand a chance of beating him at sheepshead, because he could remember every card that was played. He treasured the hours spent with his only son playing horseshoes.
Judicious planning paid off in a fine retirement from an outstanding career at Metropolitan Life Insurance. He put his love for sports to work for the benefit of others by developing a thriving basketball program through the City Recreation department. He touched many young lives.
The years brought grandchildren, Barbara (Butterfield) Hendricks, Bruce Butterfield, Tom and Cassie, Michael and David Vincent. And then came the great-grandchildren, Erik Butterfield, Brian Hendricks, Vincent and Delaney Butterfied and Lorielle Vincent. The wives and husbands of his children, loved him like a father, Cindy's husband, Bob Maynard, and Jane's husband, Jim Watermolen. Pat's husband, Ron "Gus" Gustafson was a very special friend and support to Clem. The wives of his grandchildren were cherished members of his family, Karen Butterfield, Jennifer Vincent. The wives of his great-grandchildren were welcomed into his embrace, Marni Hendricks and Kristina Butterfield.
Friends may call at Blaney Funeral Home, 1521 Shawano Ave., from 4 to 8 p.m. Monday. A Parish Wake Service will be held at 7 p.m. Monday. Friends may also call at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church, 220 S. Michigan St., De Pere, from 10 to 11 a.m. Tuesday. The Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the church. Burial will be in Allouez Catholic Cemetery. To send online condolences, please go to www.BlaneyFuneralHome.com.
A memorial fund has been established.
The family extends special thanks to everyone at Renaissance Assisted Living and Rennes Heath Center for their care.
Carpentier, Peter C.
Peter C. Carpentier, Green Bay, passed away Thursday, Aug. 27, 2009, at a local hospital after a brief illness. He was born Dec. 1, 1938, in White Bear Lake, Minn., to Clifford and Mildred (Aselin) Carpentier. He lived most of his life in the Twin Cities of Minnesota. A number of years ago, when taking an inventory for Red Owl in Green Bay, he met his true love, Barb. Since moving to Green Bay in 1984, he held many positions, the last one as Assistant Manager at Copps. After his retirement, he was a crossing guard for Martin Luther King School where he received the title "Sarge" from students and parents alike. He enjoyed the interaction with the many kids who crossed his path. Pete was a volunteer for Meals on Wheels. He enjoyed helping others.
Peter is survived by his wife and best friend of 21 years, Barb Vandermuss, Green Bay; his son, Mike (Stacey) Carpentier, his sister, Carol Johnson, his grandchildren, Katie, Cassie, Julia, all of Minnesota.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and a brother-in-law, Al Johnson.
In accordance with the family's wishes, no services will be held. Burial will be in Fort Howard Memorial Park. Blaney Funeral Home is assisting the family. To send online condolences, please go to www.BlaneyFuneralHome.com.
The family would like to express their appreciation to Dr. Manke and St. Mary's Hospital ICU staff for the care given to Peter.
8/30/09 Post Crescent
Wilson, LaVon P. "Queenie"
LaVon P. "Queenie" Wilson, 69, Appleton, passed away unexpectedly Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2009, surrounded by her loving family. She was born Oct. 31, 1939, the daughter of Walter and Ruth (Vanden Heuvel) Romenesko. LaVon married David Wilson on Aug. 22, 1959, at St. Edwards Catholic Church in Mackville. LaVon was a beautician and enjoyed volunteering at AMC, St. E's Hospital and the Citizens Law Enforcement Academy. She also loved the Packers and was an avid Brett Favre fan. LaVon was a devoted wife, mother, grandma, and great-grandmother.
She is survived by David, her husband of 50 years; six children, Vicky Lemke, DeDe (Tom) Ort, Roxy (Joe) Huettl, Pam (Brad) Zeman, David (Nikki) Wilson, Kim (Brad) Manteuffel; 20 grandchildren, Shelby and Austin Lemke, Erica, Tom, Matt and Drew Ort, Alisa and Taylor Becker, Mike Ort, Ariel and Bryce Zeman, Cal, Paige and Parker Wilson, Mason, Payton, Reece, Ella and Calli Manteuffel; one great-grandson, Gavin Ort; two sisters, Vera Hofacker and Jan (Ken) Frederickson; four brothers, DuWayne (Eve) Romenesko, Vernon (Karen) Romenesko, Bing Romenesko, Ivo (Lorene) Romenesko; a sister-in-law, Linda Romenesko. She is further survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents; brothers, Butch and Darrell Romenesko; grandson, Alex Manteuffel; sister-in-law, Kathy Romenesko; brother-in-law, Bill Hofacker; and nephews, Bud Hofacker, Gary Romenesko and Travis Romenesko.
A Mass of Celebration for LaVon will be held at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2009, at St. Pius X Catholic Church (500 W. Marquette St.) with the Rev. Andrew Kysely officiating. Interment will be in St. Edward Cemetery, Mackville. Friends may visit the family at the church, Monday from 4 to 7: 30 p.m. followed by a prayer service at 7:30 p.m. There will also be visiting time Tuesday morning at church from 10 a.m. until the time of Mass.
A memorial fund is being established.
LaVon's family would like to express their gratitude to AMC's ER staff for their gentle and compassionate care of our mother.
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Melotte, Rose Mary "Rosie" "Ma"
Rose Mary "Rosie" "Ma" Melotte, 79, Green Bay, passed away late Saturday evening, Aug. 29, 2009, with her family and friends at her side.
Born Aug. 15, 1930, in Luxemburg, she is the daughter of the late Cyrial and Maggie (Barbiaux) Conard.
Rosie married Jerry Melotte on Aug. 27, 1949, at St. Francis Xavier Cathedral, and he preceded her in death on Oct. 28, 1994.
She worked for many years with her sons in the meat packing and distributing business.
Rosie spent as much of her free time as possible at Paul's Pantry and was instrumental in developing the "Hunt for the Hungry" with Leo Frigo.
She was a member of SS. Peter and Paul Church. Rosie will be remembered for her trips to Vegas, dancing, playing cards, BINGO and bowling.
She loved her Packers.
Rosie is survived by one daughter and son-in-law, Lynn and Russ England; six sons and four daughters-in-law, Keith and his fiancee, Tammy Parks, Harry and Nancy, Rod and Ellen, Jerry and Nancy, David and Lisa, and Scott Melotte, all of Green Bay; one adopted daughter, Dolly McGeshick, Mole Lake; 24 grandchildren and 29 great-grandchildren (with one more on the way); two sisters, Karen (Harry) Mooren, Crandon; and JoJo (Frank) Thorton, Crivitz; two brothers, Joey Conard, Green Bay; and Jimmy Conard, San Antonio, Texas; many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Preceded in death by her parents; husband, Jerry; one grandson, Jeremy; one brother and two sisters, Cy (Millie) Conard, Louis "Mousie" McVeigh, Marie (Donald) Belin.
Visitation at MALCORE (East) Funeral Home, University Avenue at Baird Street, Tuesday from 4 to 8 p.m. Parish wake service 7 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.
Visitation continues Wednesday morning at the funeral home prior to the funeral in church. Funeral 11 a.m. Wednesday at SS. Peter and Paul Church with the Rev. Harry G. Hafeman officiating. Burial in Allouez Catholic Cemetery.
Rosie's family extends a very special thank you to the wonderful people of Heartland Hospice, the nursing staff of Aurora BayCare and especially to Rosie's wonderful granddaughter, Sam, her "Little Angel".
Visit www.malcorefuneralhome.com to send online condolences to the family.