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May 1, 2011

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Agamaite, Phyllis Caroline

9:00 PM, May. 1, 2011  |  

Phyllis Caroline Agamaite (Kerkhoff), 69, passed away after a long illness at her home in Englewood, Fla., on April 29, 2011. Phyllis was born Sept. 21, 1941, to Raymond and Lucile Kerkhoff in Green Bay, Wis. She graduated from St. Joseph's Academy in 1959 and Bellin School of Nursing in 1962.

Phyllis married Jerry Agamaite in 1964 and moved to Oconto Falls, Wis., in 1965, where together they established a new dental practice. In addition to managing the dental practice, Phyllis continued to work periodically as a nurse and volunteered with the Red Cross.

They lived in Oconto Falls until 1998. They then retired to sunny Florida to enjoy the ocean, sand beaches, fishing, golf and an active outdoor life.

Phyllis is survived by her husband, Gerald "Jerry" Agamaite; children, George Agamaite and his wife, Christy, Stacy Turner and her husband, Steve, Neal Agamaite and wife, Kerrie, as well as her seven grandchildren, Lucile "Lucy" and Austin Agamaite, Matthew and Marina Turner, Kili, Hanalei and Sequoia Agamaite. Phyllis is also survived by her two sisters, Audrey Conard and Helen Gryboski; as well as her brother, Andrew "Andy" Kerkhoff; and many nieces and nephews.

She will be deeply missed, but celebrated with endearment for her "generosity of spirit" and love of life. She reminded us that we have an obligation to live our lives with our neighbors in mind, with humor in our hearts, so we don't take our lives too seriously, and to insure we don't forget to live life to the fullest. Life is to enjoy, share and be happy.

In keeping with her wishes, Phyllis's family and friends will remember her in private.

5/2/11 Post Crescent

 

Hutchinson, Jane Marie (Mildenberger)

10:52 PM, May. 1, 2011  |  

 

Jane Hutchinson, loving wife, mother and grandmother, passed away suddenly at her home in Weyauwega, on Saturday, April 30, 2011. Jane was born April 7, 1949, the daughter of Celestine (Sally) Essler and James Mildenberger. She grew up in Minneapolis and graduated from Regina High School. She attended classes at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis and at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point.

She began her career as an insurance auditor in Minneapolis with Reliance Insurance Co. Jane met her beloved husband, Ray, on a call to Hutchinson Insurance in 1979. She and Ray were married on Oct. 25, 1980.

Jane was very involved with her church and community. She was a member, former Elder and choir member at First Presbyterian Church, Weyauwega. Jane served on the Weyauwega-Fremont School Board, was a volunteer with the Meals on Wheels program, a member of the Kensington Bridge Club and joined her husband, Ray, in his many community activities.

Jane and Ray loved spending time together in Tucson, Ariz., where she especially enjoyed the sunsets in the desert. She owned her own yarn shop in Appleton for several years and in recent years worked at the Feminine Touch in Waupaca. Her granddaughter, Riley, was the light of her life. They spent many hours together reading and playing. Jane loved her friends and enjoyed their company whatever the activity.

Jane is survived by her husband, Ray; her sons, Ryan (Erica Bolles) and Ross; Ryan's daughter, Riley; sister, Judy (Charles) Bird, Rochester, Minn., their children, Danielle, Charlie and Mark; brother, Joe Mildenberger (Rebecca Reinemann), Plymouth, Minn., and their children, Matt and Andy; her mother, Sally; and sister-in-law, Ann (Steve) Van Ess, and their son, Brett.

Jane was preceded in death by her father, James; and niece, Julia Bird.

The funeral service for Jane will be held on Tuesday, May 3, 2011, at 11 a.m. at the First Presbyterian Church in Weyauwega (200 S. Pine St.) with the Rev. Sherwood C. McKay, Jr. officiating. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery in Weyauwega. Friends may call at the Cline-Hanson-Dahlke Funeral Home in Weyauwega, on Monday from 4 to 8 p.m. and on Tuesday at the church from 9:30 a.m. until the time of the service.

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

Jane was a friend to all. She was kind, loving and generous. She will be missed beyond words.

Cline-Hanson-Dahlke

200 S. Mill St.

Weyauwega 920-867-3399

www.clinehansondahlke

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Kroening, Rhoda

12:00 AM, May. 3, 2011  |  

 

Rhoda Kroening, 81, Casco, passed away at home on April 30, 2011.

She was born on June 6, 1929, in the Town of Lincoln, to the late Jules Alberts and Hattie (Flavion) Alberts. She married Alvin Kroening on Sept. 10, 1947.

Rhoda enjoyed spending quality time with her grandchildren and great- grandchildren. She also liked to cook, bake, crochet, knit, ice fish, work in her garden, snowmobile and travel.

She is survived by her husband, Alvin; her children, Julie Englebert, Casco; Sue (Dennis) Smith, Suamico; Perry (Tammy) Kroening, Sturgeon Bay; grandchildren, Nick Englebert, Brenda (Mark) Griep, Neal (Jenny) Englebert, Doug (Colleen) Englebert, Dinah (Marc) Grassel, Darrin (Tina) Englebert, Shannon (Mark) Staudenmaier, Kristin (Brad) LaCount, Preston (Nichole) Kroening, Karmen Allen (friend, Morris), Brittany Neinas, Keegan Kroening; 23 great-grandchildren; two brothers, Joseph (Joyce) Alberts, Mose Alberts. She was preceded in death by a son-in-law, Marvin Englebert; a sister, Serena (Ray) Rush; brothers, Sereno (Lil) Alberts, Julius (Lila) Alberts, Myrell Alberts; a sister-in-law, Carolyn Alberts.

Friends may call at Wiesner-Massart, Casco, from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday and again Thursday morning from 10 to 11 a.m. at Shrine of the Good Shepherd Mausoleum. Funeral 11 a.m. Thursday at Shrine of the Good Shepherd with Pastor Kevin Leach officiating. Entombment to follow.

Online condolence messages may be sent to www.wiesnermassart.com

La Plant, Brian E.

12:01 AM, May. 3, 2011  |  

Brian E. La Plant, 50, Ashwaubenon, passed away unexpectedly, Monday morning, May 2, 2011. Born Nov. 12, 1960, in Green Bay, he is the son of Richard La Plant and the late Sheila (Saylor) La Plant. Brian is a 1979 graduate of Ashwaubenon High School. He enjoyed his time at the farm tending the various animals. Brian loved the outdoors, hunting and fishing, was a gifted handyman, and enjoyed Civil War history. He also liked doing auto body work and even owned and operated his own business for a brief time in the '80s. Brian looked forward to his trips to Florida visiting his friend, John.

He is survived by his father, Dick; three sisters, Dawn (Howard) Schroeder, Green Bay; Lynn (Michael) Erickson, Green Bay; Sarah La Plant, at home; one brother, Gregg (Diane) La Plant, Oshkosh; nieces and nephews, Robert, Katy, Jennifer, and Evan; godmother, Rosemary Renard, Green Bay; special friend, Julie; aunts and uncles.

Brian was preceded in death by his mother, Sheila; and godfather, Francis Renard.

Visitation at MALCORE (West) Funeral Home, 1530 West Mason Street, Thursday from 4 p.m. until the time of the funeral. Funeral 7 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home with Rev. Karin Derenne officiating. Entombment in Allouez Chapel Mausoleum.

In lieu of other expressions of sympathy, a memorial fund has been established at the funeral home.

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

Laack, Arlene M.

12:00 AM, May. 3, 2011  |  

 

Arlene M. Laack, 74, Greenleaf, passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, May 1, 2011. She was born Sept. 4, 1936, in Wrightstown, to the late Clifford and Mildred (Meulemans) Arnoldussen.

On July 12, 1956, she married Jerome Laack. Arlene was born and raised in Wrightstown having graduated from St. Paul Grade School and Wrightstown High School, as well as later from the Appleton Business School. She worked for many years at Kimberly Clark, she then stayed home to raise her children, and did bookkeeping for Laack Cheese. Arlene then did bookkeeping in the Insurance Industry until retirement. She was a member of St. Clare Catholic Church in Wrightstown her entire life. Arlene loved to travel, especially winters in Florida and summers at the cottage in Lakewood. Her true passion was her family that she loved so dearly.

She is survived by her husband, Jerry; her children, Jeffrey (Lynn) Laack, Mark Laack, Kim (Jeff) Vander Heiden, Kristy (Shawn) Wurzer, and Terry (Jesse) Hockers, as well as 12 grandchilden, Kristin, Connor, Mason, Mitchell, Courtney, Mariah, Kevin, Justine, Jordan, Bailey, Kaitlyn, and Jacob; her aunt, Evelyn Blick; and Jerry's family, Frederick (Anna) Laack, Clintonville; Donna (Douglas) Geyso, Mary (Ken) Hermsen; as well as numerous nieces and nephews survive.

Arlene was preceded in death by her brother, Roland Arnoldussen.

Friends may call at St. Clare Catholic Church - St. Paul site in Wrightstown from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday with a prayer service at 7:45 p.m. to bring the evening to a close. Visitation will continue after 9:30 a.m. Thursday at the church until the Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m. with Fr. Dennis Bergsbaken and Deacon Ken Kabat officiating, burial in the parish cemetery. Please go to www.ryanfh.com to send online condolences to the family. The RYAN FUNERAL HOME is assisting the family. A memorial fund will be established.

Newtols, Rose Mary

12:01 AM, May. 3, 2011  |  

 

Rose Mary Newtols, 72, Green Bay, went to her eternal resting place May 1, 2011. While surrounded by her family, she was welcomed into the loving arms of her husband, Skip. Born on Jan. 11, 1939, to the late Edward and Neomia Lance. Rose married Skip Newtols in 1959, in Marinette, Wis., and he preceded her in death Nov. 27, 2002. She spent her years running the family business, Newtols Gas for Less with her husband Skip. Rose was a devoted wife, mother, and grandmother. She will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her. Rose enjoyed outdoor activities with her family and friends. Later in life she enjoyed playing cards with the Red Hatters and an occasional trip to the casino with her bag of pennies.

Rose is survived by her four children, Cheri (Dan) Counard, Bellevue; Ann Marie (Tom) Vogels, Wrightstown; Tim (Christine) Newtols, Green Bay; and Rick (Catherine) Newtols, Oconto; seven grandchildren, Angela (Cory) Kruse, Joe Counard, Nick Counard, Kelly VanderWyst, Paige Newtols, Casey Newtols, and Logan Newtols; two great-grandchildren, Landen Kruse and Kyler Kruse; three sisters and two brothers; many other friends and relatives.

She is preceded in death by her parents and husband Skip; brother, Ed Lance.

Visitation at MALCORE (East) Funeral Home University Ave at Baird St Wednesday from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. Memorial service at 7 p.m. Wednesday in the funeral home with Deacon Tom Mahoney officiating.Visit www.malcorefuneralhome.com to send an online condolence.

Wery, Donna M.

12:02 AM, May. 3, 2011  |  

 

Donna M. Wery (Mrs. David), 60, Sugarbush, died Sunday afternoon, May 1, 2011, at a local hospital. She was born March 21, 1951, in Tonet, to the late Marvin and Doris (Matheys) Dart. On May 17, 1975, Donna married David C. Wery at Our Lady Queen of Peace Church in Sugarbush. Her enjoyments included playing cards, crocheting and spending time with her grandchildren.

Survivors include her husband, David and their two sons, Duane (Tammy) Wery, Denmark; Dustin (fiancee, Amy) Wery, Green Bay; four grandchildren, Taylor, Isaac, Dixie and Sawyer; two sisters, Darlene (Gary) VanDenPlas, Green Bay; Cheryl (Mark) Dorner, Luxemburg; five brothers, Dennis (Bernadine) Dart, Darrell Dart, Rodney Dart, all of Luxemburg; David (Cindy) Dart, Green Bay; Craig Dart, DePere; her mother-in-law, Angela Wery, Luxemburg; nieces, nephews and several brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law further survive her.

Donna was preceded in death by one brother, Raymond Dart; her father-in-law, Clifford Wery; two brothers-in-law and one sister-in-law.

Friends may call at the McMAHON FUNERAL HOME, LUXEMBURG, 4 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday May 3, 2011. Closing parish prayer service 7:30 p.m. led by Pat Ratajczak, Pastoral Associate. Visitation will continue between 9:30 and 10:15 a.m. Wednesday at St. Thomas The Apostle Church, Sugarbush.

Funeral 10:30 a.m. at the church with Rev. William O'Brien officiating.

Burial in St. Hubert Cemetery, Sugarbush.

The Family wishes to thank the 3rd floor ICU Nurses at Aurora Hospital for care given to Donna.

www.mcmahonfh.com

5/3/2011 Post Crescent

 

Donald E. Johns

11:46 PM, May. 4, 2011  |  
 

 

Donald E. Johns, age 71, of 1116 Division St., Manitowoc, died on Monday, May 2, 2011, at his residence.

Don was born on Nov. 13, 1939, in Dodgeville, son of the late Donald E. and Neldean (Hitchcock) Johns. He graduated from Platteville High School in 1957 and went on to school for two years to receive an associate degree from Lakeshore Technical College. He married the former Judith Gauthier on July 21, 1962, at Immanuel Evangelical Lutheran Church. Don served as a C-130 Loadmaster in the U.S. Air Force in Vietnam. He worked as an insurance agent for many years for American Family Insurance. Don was a member of First Lutheran Church. He was a past member of the Clipper City Chordsmen. He was very interested in genealogy and loved to hunt and fish.

Survivors include: Judith Johns, Manitowoc; one son and daughter-in-law: Randall (Marjorie) Johns and their child: Laurine Johns, Beaver, Pa.; one daughter and son-in-law: Nancy (Peter) Doemel and their children: Jonathan, Ryan, Christina and Eric, San Antonio, Texas; three sisters and brothers-in-law: Janet (James) Reinertson, Valders, Beverley (Arnold) Steinbach, Platteville, Becky (Jerry) Cherney, Orlando, Fla.; two brothers-in-law: Gregory Gauthier and special friend Connie Keip, Manitowoc, Dennis Gauthier, Myrtle Beach, S.C. Nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends also survive. He was preceded in death by father-in-law: Lester F. Gauthier and mother in law: Dolores B. Gauthier; and also preceded in death by four brothers-in-law: Lester Gauthier, Gerald Gauthier, Robert Gauthier and Charles Gauthier.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m., on Saturday, May 7, 2011, at First Lutheran Church, 521 N. 8th St., Manitowoc. The Rev. Roald Harswick will officiate. Entombment will take place on Monday at 11 a.m., at Knollwood Mausoleum, 1500 Highway 310, Manitowoc. Military graveside services will be accorded by the VFW Otto Oas Post No. 659 of Manitowoc.

Relatives and friends may call at the Reinbold & Pfeffer Family Funeral Home, 818 State Street, Manitowoc, on Friday, from 5 until 7 p.m., and again at church on Saturday from 11 a.m. until 12:45 p.m. Memorials may be made in Donald's name to First Lutheran Church. Online condolences may be sent to www.jensreinboldandpfeffer.com.

Herald Times Reporter

May 5, 2011

 

 

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Wery, Donna M.

12:02 AM, May. 3, 2011  |  

 

Donna M. Wery (Mrs. David), 60, Sugarbush, died Sunday afternoon, May 1, 2011, at a local hospital. She was born March 21, 1951, in Tonet, to the late Marvin and Doris (Matheys) Dart. On May 17, 1975, Donna married David C. Wery at Our Lady Queen of Peace Church in Sugarbush. Her enjoyments included playing cards, crocheting and spending time with her grandchildren.

Survivors include her husband, David and their two sons, Duane (Tammy) Wery, Denmark; Dustin (fiancee, Amy) Wery, Green Bay; four grandchildren, Taylor, Isaac, Dixie and Sawyer; two sisters, Darlene (Gary) VanDenPlas, Green Bay; Cheryl (Mark) Dorner, Luxemburg; five brothers, Dennis (Bernadine) Dart, Darrell Dart, Rodney Dart, all of Luxemburg; David (Cindy) Dart, Green Bay; Craig Dart, DePere; her mother-in-law, Angela Wery, Luxemburg; nieces, nephews and several brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law further survive her.

Donna was preceded in death by one brother, Raymond Dart; her father-in-law, Clifford Wery; two brothers-in-law and one sister-in-law.

Friends may call at the McMAHON FUNERAL HOME, LUXEMBURG, 4 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday May 3, 2011. Closing parish prayer service 7:30 p.m. led by Pat Ratajczak, Pastoral Associate. Visitation will continue between 9:30 and 10:15 a.m. Wednesday at St. Thomas The Apostle Church, Sugarbush.

Funeral 10:30 a.m. at the church with Rev. William O'Brien officiating.

Burial in St. Hubert Cemetery, Sugarbush.

The Family wishes to thank the 3rd floor ICU Nurses at Aurora Hospital for care given to Donna.

www.mcmahonfh.com

 

Brunette, Norbert "Nubby" W.

11:17 PM, May. 3, 2011  |  

 

Norbert "Nubby" W. Brunette, 81, a longtime Suamico resident passed away, Wednesday, April 27, 2011.

He was born Feb. 28, 1930, in Marinette, to Oliver and Arbell Brunette.

After retiring from the Chicago & Northwestern Railroad and decades of commercial fishing, he moved into Wisconsin's Northwoods, living life on his terms. He was an avid outdoorsman. His favorite times were running with a pack of hounds, chasing a bear, running a trapline, and keeping fresh venison in the freezer. He always had an assortment of domestic and exotic animals to show off. If you sat down for a cup of coffee, you could expect to spend time playing a game of Spades.

Survivors include his children and their spouses, Evelyn and John Melton, Stone Lake, Wis.; Al and LuAnn Brunette, Suamico; Janet Brunette, Mobile, Ala.; Montie Brunette and special friend, Gen, both of Gillett; a brother, Junior Brunette, Oconto; his sisters-in-law, Carol and Shirley, both of Green Bay; his long time companion, Loretta Hill and her children, Matt, Minnie and Marie; eight grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; numerous nephews and nieces, other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Oliver and Arbell Brunette; his first wife and mother of his children, Doris (White) Brunette; a grandson, John Melton Jr.; his brothers and sisters-in-law, Joe and Carol Brunette, Walter and Mary Brunette, Micky and Corky Brunette; his sisters and brothers-in-law, May and John Verhagen, Ruth and Bud White, Millie and Chet Szczpanski; and several nieces and nephews.

Friends may call at Blaney Funeral Home, 1521 Shawano Ave., from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday. Sharing of Memories will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. To send online condolences, please go to www.BlaneyFuneralHome.com.

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

The family would like to thank the folks-whoever you are-for having reported finding Dad's truck to the authorities.

Smits, Joan Mary (Sherlock)

11:19 PM, May. 3, 2011  |  

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Joan Mary (Sherlock) Smits, 80, a lifelong Green Bay resident, passed away Monday, May 2, 2011, surrounded by her loving family.

She was born Nov. 18, 1930, to Ambrose and Pearl (Patton) Sherlock. Joan was a 1948 graduate of St. Joseph Academy.

On Aug. 26, 1950, she married R. James "Jim" Smits at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church.

During their 60 years of marriage they enjoyed traveling to many destinations all over the world. Joan was a member of the Antiquarian Society, the Avala Book Club, the Lady Bug Garden Club and the Catholic Women's Club. She was a former member of the Service League. She was a member of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish where she served in the past as a Eucharistic Minister. Joan was a devoted wife and mother and a proud grandmother. She cherished the time spent with family and reveled in their accomplishments. She was a cookbook collector, antique collector and excellent seamstress. Joan was very proud of her one hundred percent Irish heritage.

Survivors include her husband, Jim; four children and their spouses, Mary (Dennis) Davidson, Sue (Chuck) Jolly, Jim (Christine) Smits, Paul (Renee) Smits; her 12 grandchildren, Jennifer (Jason) Dolan, Michael Parins, Nick (Lisa) Parins, Chad Jolly, Katie (Eric) Lien, Emily Jolly, Amy Jolly, Adam Smits, Eric Smits, Michael Smits, Rianna Smits, Karina Smits; and a great-granddaughter, Jane Parins; sister-in-law, Cecily "Sis" Sherlock; three brothers-in-law, Donald (Dwyn) Smits, Larry (Gail) Smits, Roy (Joan) Smits; many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents and brother, James J. Sherlock.

A memorial fund has been established in her name.

The Smits Family wishes to extend a special thank you to everyone at the Odd Fellow Home for their compassionate care of Joan.

Friends may call at Blaney Funeral Home, 1521 Shawano Ave., from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday May 5, 2011. Friends may also call from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Friday at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church, 2771 Oakwood Drive, Green Bay. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Friday at the church with Rev. Paul Demuth officiating. Entombment will be in the Allouez Chapel Mausoleum. To send online condolences, please go to www.BlaneyFuneralHome.com.

 

5/4/2011 Herald Times Reporter

 

Barbara Ann Rosinsky

11:26 PM, May. 3, 2011  |  
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Barbara Ann Rosinsky, age 67, of 1818 Pleasant St., Manitowoc, died Monday morning, May 2, 2011, at St. Vincent Hospital, Green Bay.

She was born on June 17, 1943, in Manitowoc, daughter of the late Vernon (Rocky) and Dorothy (Weiss) Gates. Barb was a graduate of Manitowoc Lincoln High School, class of 1961. On Nov. 11, 1967, she married Dean Rosinsky at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Two Rivers. Barb was employed at Family Practice of Manitowoc for many years. She was a member of St. Francis of Assisi Parish.

Survivors include her husband: Dean Rosinsky, Manitowoc; two sons and daughters-in-law: Michael and Gabrielle Zapp, Kenosha, Randy and Colleen Rosinsky, Manitowoc; a daughter and son-in-law: Renae and Robert Tiller, Green Bay; twelve grandchildren: Mitchel, Marqee, Brooklynn, Amanda, Jessica, Courtney, Amanda, Dakota, Mason, Randy Jr., Brianna, Aleighah; a brother and sister-in-law: Kenneth and Bonnie Monty, Wautoma; two sisters-in-law and their spouses: Judi and Frank Albiero, West Bend, Bonnie (Mrotek) and Wayne Vyvyan, Manitowoc; and aunts and uncles: Lois (Greg) Meidl, Valders, Elinor (Joe) Neilitz, Appleton, Roland (Mary) Weiss, Winter Haven, Florida, and Richard (Monique) Weiss, Neenah. Nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends also survive. She was preceded in death by a brother: Robert; a sister: Rosie; a sister-in-law: Lynn; her stepfather: John Gates; along with her grandparents, many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 7, 2011, at St. Francis of Assisi on Waldo, Manitowoc. Officiating at the Mass of Christian Burial will be the Rev. Richard Klingeisen. Cremation has occurred at All-Care Cremation Center, Manitowoc, and Barb will be laid to rest at Calvary Mausoleum, Manitowoc.

The family will greet relatives and friends at St. Francis of Assisi on Waldo, Manitowoc, from 9 a.m. Saturday, May 7, 2011, until 10:45 a.m.

Barb cherished spending time with her family and friends. She especially enjoyed time with her grandchildren. She enjoyed her yearly trips to Florida with her loving husband, Dean. Barb was an avid cook and enjoyed sharing her wonderful meals with family and friends during her many, many gatherings she planned. Barb enjoyed her many years of employment at Family Practice where she considered the people she worked with as her second family.

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

Herald Times Reporter

May 4, 2011

 

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Charles F. 'Chucky' Gordon

11:47 PM, May. 4, 2011  |  
 

 

Charles F. "Chucky" Gordon, age 60, of 2328 44th St., Two Rivers, died unexpectedly on Tuesday morning, May 3, 2011, at his residence.

Charles was born on March 5, 1951, in Two Rivers, son of Agnes (DeBauche) Gordon and the late Donald X. Gordon. He attended St. Luke's Catholic Grade School and Washington High School. He was employed at Paragon Electric for 31 years and then worked for 10 years at Fisher Hamilton. Charles was a member of St. Peter the Fisherman Catholic Church, Knights of Columbus Council No. 1957 and Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie No. 2433, all of Two Rivers. Chucky was an avid Green Bay Packers fan, enjoyed bowling, dartball, shooting pool and gambling. His main source of transportation was his bike, which he rode to Lonz's, work and family gatherings.

Survivors include his mother: Agnes Gordon Ploor, Two Rivers; two brothers and sisters-in-law: Ronald and Alice Gordon and Thomas and Sandra Gordon, all of Two Rivers: one sister and brother-in-law: Mary Ellen and William Van Leishout, Mishicot; nephews and nieces: Mark Gordon, Scott (Josephine) Gordon, Tina (Dean) Downing, Tammy (Tom) Lawler, James Gordon, Brenda (Jeff) Gordon, Greg (Becky) Gordon, William Van Leishout Jr., and Michael (Chrissy) Van Leishout; along with great nephews and nieces. He is further survived by a stepsister-in-law: Caroline Ploor; stepnephew: William (Kathy) Ploor; other relatives and friends. In addition to his father, he was also preceded in death by a brother: Steven Gordon; stepfather: Fred Ploor; and stepbrother: Wayne Ploor.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, May 6, 2011, at St. Peter the Fisherman Catholic Church, Two Rivers. Officiating at the Mass of Christian Burial will be the Rev. Tom Reynebeau with burial to follow in Holy Cross Cemetery, Two Rivers.

The family will greet relatives and friends at Deja & Martin Funeral Chapels, 1506 18th St., Two Rivers, on Thursday evening (TONIGHT), from 4 to 7 p.m. Visitation will continue on Friday morning at St. Peter the Fisherman Catholic Church from 9:30 a.m. until the time of Mass at 10:30 a.m.

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May 5, 2011 Herald Times Reporter

 

Donald E. Johns

11:46 PM, May. 4, 2011  |  
 

 

Donald E. Johns, age 71, of 1116 Division St., Manitowoc, died on Monday, May 2, 2011, at his residence.

Don was born on Nov. 13, 1939, in Dodgeville, son of the late Donald E. and Neldean (Hitchcock) Johns. He graduated from Platteville High School in 1957 and went on to school for two years to receive an associate degree from Lakeshore Technical College. He married the former Judith Gauthier on July 21, 1962, at Immanuel Evangelical Lutheran Church. Don served as a C-130 Loadmaster in the U.S. Air Force in Vietnam. He worked as an insurance agent for many years for American Family Insurance. Don was a member of First Lutheran Church. He was a past member of the Clipper City Chordsmen. He was very interested in genealogy and loved to hunt and fish.

Survivors include: Judith Johns, Manitowoc; one son and daughter-in-law: Randall (Marjorie) Johns and their child: Laurine Johns, Beaver, Pa.; one daughter and son-in-law: Nancy (Peter) Doemel and their children: Jonathan, Ryan, Christina and Eric, San Antonio, Texas; three sisters and brothers-in-law: Janet (James) Reinertson, Valders, Beverley (Arnold) Steinbach, Platteville, Becky (Jerry) Cherney, Orlando, Fla.; two brothers-in-law: Gregory Gauthier and special friend Connie Keip, Manitowoc, Dennis Gauthier, Myrtle Beach, S.C. Nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends also survive. He was preceded in death by father-in-law: Lester F. Gauthier and mother in law: Dolores B. Gauthier; and also preceded in death by four brothers-in-law: Lester Gauthier, Gerald Gauthier, Robert Gauthier and Charles Gauthier.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m., on Saturday, May 7, 2011, at First Lutheran Church, 521 N. 8th St., Manitowoc. The Rev. Roald Harswick will officiate. Entombment will take place on Monday at 11 a.m., at Knollwood Mausoleum, 1500 Highway 310, Manitowoc. Military graveside services will be accorded by the VFW Otto Oas Post No. 659 of Manitowoc.

Relatives and friends may call at the Reinbold & Pfeffer Family Funeral Home, 818 State Street, Manitowoc, on Friday, from 5 until 7 p.m., and again at church on Saturday from 11 a.m. until 12:45 p.m. Memorials may be made in Donald's name to First Lutheran Church. Online condolences may be sent to www.jensreinboldandpfeffer.com.

Herald Times Reporter

May 5, 2011

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Danen, Jean M.

11:05 PM, May. 5, 2011  |  

Jean M. Danen, 87, De Pere, passed away Wednesday, May 4, 2011. A lifelong resident of the Green Bay area, Jean was born Aug. 5, 1923, to William E. and Elsie (Rolewitch) Bodart. Jean was a graduate of West High School and attended UW Madison. She enjoyed spending time with family and friends, traveling, gardening, and playing the church organ and her piano.

Jean is survived by her son Chris (Joan) Danen, daughter-in-law, Vicki (Tom) Danen, daughters, JoAnn (Denis) Sawicki, and Sandra (John) Smits; grandchildren, Jeff (Jaime) Danen, Alison (Chris) Denil, Nicole (Mike) Niebauer, Will (Heidi) Danen; along with great-grandchildren, Bryn, Adah, Isabelle, Kaitlyn and Emma; brother, William (Pat) Bodart.

Preceding her in death was her husband, James, son, Tom, and sister, Marilyn.

Cotter Funeral Home, De Pere, is assisting the family. A private family service is planned. On-line condolences may be expressed to the Danen family at www.cotterfuneralhome.com

In lieu of other expressions of sympathy, a memorial fund has been established at the funeral home for the benefit of Unity Hospice.

 

5/6/2011 Herald Times Reporter

 

William King

10:51 PM, May. 5, 2011  |  
 

William King, age 71, of 312 N. 7th St., Manitowoc, died Tuesday, May 3, 2011, at North Ridge Medical and Rehabilitation Center in Manitowoc.

William was born on July 24, 1939, in Escanaba, Mich., son of the late William and Cecile (LaCrosse) King. William was employed for many years at Federal Mogul. On Nov. 29, 2007, he married the former Alvina Paoli in Manitowoc.

Survivors include his wife: Alvina King, Manitowoc; seven children: Suzanne Martinez, Chicago, Shelly King, Des Moines, Iowa, Mary Beth Mathieson, Escanaba, Mich., Paul King, Green Bay, Shaunna Seifert, Green Bay, William King Jr., Manitowoc, Irene King, Two Rivers; grandson: Grayson; and other grandchildren also survive; two brothers and one sister-in-law: Jim King, Fremont, Calif., John (Cheryl) King, Livermore, Calif.; brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, other relatives and friends also survive.

According to William's wishes, no services will take place.

The Jens Family Funeral Home & Crematory is assisting the King family.

Online condolences may be sent to www.jensreinboldandpfeffer.com.

Herald Times Reporter

May 6, 2011

5/7/2011 GBPG

 

Edges Sr., Earl P.

1:04 AM, May. 7, 2011  |  

Earl P. Edges, Sr., 102, Green Bay, died Thursday, May 5, 2011, at a local hospital.

He was born on Sept. 5, 1908, in Green Bay, to the late Charles and Mary (Rentmeester) Edges.

On June 6, 1931, he married the former Margaret Gegare at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Green Bay; she preceded him in death on March 15, 2008.

He played for the Hoberg hockey team in the 1930s. He retired on May 21, 1971, after working 44 years at Charmin Paper Mill. Earl enjoyed hockey, baseball, football, time spent up north and going to the casino. In his younger years, he also enjoyed hunting and fishing.

Survivors include two sons and daughters-in-law, Ronald "Pete" and Carol Edges, and Lee and Jean Edges, all of Green Bay; 18 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; 16 great-great-grandchildren; one sister-in-law, Vi Gegare; many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

In addition to his wife and parents, Earl was preceded in death by one daughter and son-in-law, Jean and Dick Ebben; two sons and daughters-in-law, Earl, Jr. and Dottie Edges, and Jerry and Delores Edges; five brothers, Jack, George, Carl, Harry and Kenneth; and two sisters, LaVerne Van Lieshout and Helen De Greef.

Visitation will take place after 9:30 a.m. on Monday, May 9, 2011, at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 12th Avenue at 9th Street, where a Mass of Christian Burial will take place at 11:30 a.m. with the Rev. Timothy Brandt officiating. Interment will take place in Fort Howard Memorial Park. Online condolences may be expressed at www.lyndahl.com.

The Edges family would like to express their appreciation to the entire staff of Unity Hospice, especially Yvette and Laura, for the special care that they gave to Earl.

Lyndahl Funeral Home

And Cremation Services

1350 Lombardi Avenue

(920) 499-1223

 

Thayse, Ruth J. (Cole)

9:00 PM, May. 6, 2011  |  

Ruth J. (Cole) Thayse, 80, Suamico, died Friday, May 6, 2011. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Blaney Funeral Home.

 

5/4/2011 Post Crescent

 

Schubring, Larry M.

9:00 PM, May. 3, 2011  |  

Combined Locks

Larry Schubring, age 68, passed away unexpectedly at his home on Monday evening, May 2, 2011. Funeral arrangements are pending.

Fargo Funeral Home

400 W. Wisconsin Avenue

Kaukauna 920-766-6200

online condolences

www.wichmannfargo.com

 

5/5/2011 Post Crescent

 

Baurain, Laurie A.

10:25 PM, May. 4, 2011  |  

Laurie A. Baurain, age 51, Green Bay, died unexpectedly on Wednesday, April 27, 2011. She was born on January 4, 1960, to the late David and Patricia Champeau of Neenah.

She is survived by her daughter, Connie Collar, Madison; her sons, Adam Baurain, Menasha, and Ryan Baurain, Neenah, grandaughter, Cavalina Koburn, Madison; sister, Michelle Champeau, Appleton; brother Bart Champeau, Florida; nephews Brad Malczewski, Winneconne; Austin Malczewski, Appleton; Nathan Baurain, Stockbridge; nieces Karissa Thompson, Neenah; Rebecca Thompson, Menasha; Nikki Rzepka, Lakewood. Laurie is further survived by the father of her children and close friend, Rick Baurain. She remained very special and dearly loved by her many former in-laws, including Stella and Roger Wood, Appleton. Laurie's dearest treasure was her children. She cherished her time with them.

Laurie most recently worked as a waitress at Atlanta Bread Co. in Green Bay. Her regular customers were drawn to her beautiful smile and friendliness. She will be sorely missed. All who loved her take great comfort in the fact that she is with her lord and savior, Jesus Christ. Burial at Riverside Cemetary, Appleton, on Friday, May 6th at 1 p.m. Visitation held after at children's residence. Call 920-722-1042 for details.

 

Schubring, Larry M.

10:32 PM, May. 4, 2011  |  

 

Combined Locks

Larry M. Schubring, age 68, loving husband, father and grandfather died suddenly May 2, 2011, at home. He was born October 18, 1942, in Appleton the son of the late Orville and Mildred (Wenzel) Schubring. A 1960 graduate of Kaukauna High School, he enlisted in the U.S. Navy, where he served as a naval corpsman for three years. After an honorable discharge, he worked as a boring bar operator at Giddings & Lewis - Bickford Machine Tool Co. in Kaukauna for 22 years and then at KimTech in Neenah for 19 years before retiring in 2003. He was a lifelong member of Trinity Ev. Lutheran Church, Kaukauna, and a member of American Legion Post 41. A St. Louis Cardinals baseball and Green Bay Packers football fan, he enjoyed woodworking, watching "CSI" and "Law and Order" on TV and playing games on the computer.

He is survived by his wife of nearly 44 years: Joyce (Hackbert) Schubring; two daughters and sons-in-law: Stephanie and Aaron Bloy of Peachtree City, Georgia, and Susan and Phillip Hau of Combined Locks; two granddaughters: Elizabeth and Olivia Bloy; a brother: Allan Schubring of Kaukauna; a sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Marion and Carl Wenzel; as well as other relatives and friends, especially his church "family."

The Christian Funeral for Larry will be held at 11 a.m. at Trinity Ev. Lutheran Church, 804 Grignon Street in Kaukauna, on Saturday, May 7, 2011, with the Rev. Timothy Wilkens officiating. Complete military honors will follow, and burial will be in Appleton Highland Memorial Park. Friends may call at the church from 9 a.m. until the time of the service. A memorial fund has been established in his name.

Lar, All my love,

Peg

Dad, After yelling at me for talking non-stop on the phone as a teenager, we spent hours on the phone as adults. I was lucky to speak to you at length on Monday, and I will always treasure our time together. Love and miss you,

Stephanie

Dad, I love you more than you know. I will miss our talks and running errands together. I am proud of you and of being your daughter. Thank you for being a great father to Phil and me! We always enjoyed spending time with you and Mom. We have learned so much from you. I will see you in heaven. You and me, Dad, you and me! Vie gates? Ganz gut! Love you,

Your boy named Sue

To the world's best Grandpa: We love and miss you, Elizabeth and

Olivia

Fargo Funeral Home

400 W. Wisconsin Avenue

Kaukauna 920-766-6209

Online condolences

www.wichmannfargo.com

 

Weis, Leonard

10:34 PM, May. 4, 2011  |  

 

Leonard Weis died unexpectedly on Tuesday morning. He had the gift of living full speed right up to the end—he died at a camp where he taught rock-polishing for many years.

Len was born to parents May Hessberg Weis and Walter Moses Weis in New York City on June 23, 1923. He had two older brothers: Henry Weis and Robert Weis Banks. Len deeply loved his wife Donna Hoyer Weis through their more than fifty-five years of marriage. Len and Donna have two children: Elizabeth "Becky" Weis Nord, who is married to Garry Nord, and Stephen Weis, who is married to Rachel Shannon. Len was the very proud grandfather of Sylvina Nord. Len has many nieces, nephews and cousins. Len graduated from Riverdale Ethical Culture High School in New York in 1940. He graduated from Harvard University with a degree in Geology in 1943.

During his time at Harvard, he was active in folk dancing and folk music. He was also a member of the volunteer ski patrol. He graduated from MIT with a masters in Meteorology. During this time, he contributed to the war effort by training Navy personnel in meteorology. He received his PhD in Geology in 1965. His focus was Pre-Cambrian geology, with an emphasis on anorthosite—a.k.a. moon rocks. He taught geology at the University of Rhode Island, Coe College, Lawrence University, and, from 1965 until his retirement in 1988, at the University of Wisconsin Fox Valley. "Doc Rock" gave the gift of a love for geology to many students over the years. From 1972 to 2005 he and Donna ran the Colorado River Raft Trip. He passed on his love of geology and the Grand Canyon to hundreds of rafters.

Len gave back to the community and the world in so many ways in addition to his family and teaching. He was a dedicated volunteer with so many organizations, and he was a generous philanthropist. He was a board member for the Weis Ecology Center in New Jersey from its inception in 1974 until his death. He served on the Riverfront Advisory Committee, the East Central Regional Planning Commission, and the Board of the ACLU. His childhood roots in the Ethical Culture Society were reflected in his staunch humanism and in his helping to found the Fox Valley Unitarian Universalist Fellowship in 1955. He remained a dedicated member of the Fellowship to the end of his life. He also reconnected more directly with his Ethical Culture upbringing in recent years by participating in Ethical Society Without Walls. He volunteered with the League of Women Voters, the ACLU, Planned Parenthood, Northland Recreational Laboratory (a volunteer organization that provides leadership training), and the Tri-County Ice Arena. He taught Red Cross First Aid for many years, and volunteered at the First Aid tent in the Pierce Park Carnival. His family was a host family with the Appleton ABC program. Len was a proud member of the Appleton Downtown Rotary Club and TORCH. He was a founding member of the Friends of the Hearthstone, where he also served on the Board of Directors and as a Docent. One of his most significant contributions to the community was his vision, hard work, and generous support of the Weis Earth Science Museum, which opened its doors in 2002.

A memorial service for Len will be held on Sunday, May 8, at 2 p.m. at the First Congregational Church (724 E. South River in Appleton), with the Rev. Roger Bertschausen officiating. A reception will follow at the church. In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund has been established.

5/8/2011 GBPG

 

Atim, Sgt. Paul Jed

11:05 PM, May. 7, 2011  |  

 

Sergeant Paul Jed Atim, 27, was killed in action on April 16th, 2011, while deployed to serve in Operation Enduring Freedom, Afghanistan. Atim was born on June 3, 1983, to Genesios Omodo Anyuru and Ann Mary Kababito in Kampala, Uganda, E. Africa.

Atim grew up in Kampala. He was actively involved in Kampala Baptist Church, where he played the drums and guitar for worship. He graduated secondary school from Makerere Higher College School (Kampala). Atim's life in Uganda was filled with happiness. He spent his time surrounded by friends and family, as well as being a champion boxer, and local DJ. His last visit to Uganda was July 2009, but he hoped to visit again on his mid-tour leave during this deployment. Atim was very close with his mother, whom he called Akiiki.

In 2005, Atim moved to the United States to raise his son. His first home in America was in Green Bay, Wis. While living in Green Bay, Atim took courses at NWTC and enrolled for two semesters at UWGB. Atim was actively involved in UWGB's International Student Club. He also boxed with a local gym and practiced Karate under Sensai Harris. Atim also mentored two students through the Boys and Girls Club of Green Bay. Atim was employed by FedEx and as a DJ at Club FiveSix. During his time in Green Bay, Atim made many friends. Atim adopted the Green Bay Packers as his favorite American football team.

As Atim's father served in the Ugandan Army, it was Atim's dream to follow in his father's footsteps. In 2006, Atim enlisted in the US Army. In the Army, Atim found great success and planned to make the military his career. Atim was proud to fight for the United States, his adopted home. He completed training at Fort Jackson, SC, and Fort Lee, VA, and then was assigned to Fort Bragg, NC (82nd CAB). Atim was deployed to Afghanistan from April 2009 to April 2010. He retrained at Fort Benning, GA to be an Infantryman and soon after transferred to Fort Drum, NY (December 2010). Atim began his second deployment to Afghanistan in March 2011. Atim made his home at Fort Bragg, where he leaves many friends and happy memories.

Atim's awards and decorations include, but are not limited to: two Army Achievement medals, the Meritorious Unit Commendation, the Army Good Conduct Medal, the National Defense Service Medal, the Army Commendation Medal, the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, the Army Service Ribbon and the Overseas Service Ribbon. He also completed the army's Warrior Leadership and Combat Life Savers courses.

Atim is survived by his wife and step son, Kasey M. Atim and Quency Wade, Ft. Campbell, KY; his son, Ethan C. Wall-Atim, son of Sara R. Wall, Green Bay, Wis.; his mother, Ann Mary Kababito; a sister Mbabazi Veronica; and four brothers, Francis Anyuru, Joseph Ikong, and Dennis Omodo, and James Ochen, all in Kampala, Uganda; and maternal grandmother, Abooki, Tooro, Uganda. Atim will be deeply missed by his friends, especially Matthew Dezelan, Germany, and Alantae Booker, Green Bay, Wis.

Atim is preceded in death by his father, Genesios Omodo Anyuru, Kampala, Uganda.

Friends may call at the Proko-Wall Funeral Home, 1630 E. Mason St., on Monday from 10 a.m. until the time of service. Funeral service 1 p.m. Monday at the funeral home with Pastor Scott Naevestad officiating. Burial with Full Military Honors will take place at Woodlawn Cemetery. Online condolences may be expressed at www.prokowall.com.

In lieu of other expressions of sympathy, a memorial fund is being established.

 

Hennig, Mark

11:06 PM, May. 7, 2011  |  

Mark "Cat" Hennig, 54, Pulaski, died peacefully Thursday evening, May 5, 2011, following a long and courageous battle with esophageal cancer. He was born May 23, 1956, in Suamico, the son of Elmer and LaVerne (VanFrachen) Hennig, and was a 1974 graduate of Bay Port High School. Mark had been employed as a welder at Megtec Systems in De Pere since 1978.

On July 28, 2000, he married Amelia Evans in Oconto. He enjoyed remodeling work and welding, and was a first-rate carpet layer. He loved to ride his Harley...and carried a picture of his bike in his wallet!

Survivors include his wife, Amelia; his favorite son and daughter-in-law, Marcus (Sarah) Hennig, Kaukauna; his parents, Elmer and LaVerne Hennig, Howard; one brother and sister-in-law, Brad (Sandy) Hennig, Kaukauna; two sisters and brothers-in-law, Wendy (Bill) Scheels, Racine; and Charlene (John) Stien, Little Suamico; nieces and nephews, other relatives and many, many friends.

Family and friends are invited to celebrate his life on Sunday, May 22, from 1 p.m. to ? at Cat and Amelia's home. The family requests no flowers, please. Marnocha Funeral Home, Pulaski is serving the Hennig family.

Online Condolences may be expressed at www.marnochafuneralhome.com

 

Karcz, Anton "Tony"

11:06 PM, May. 7, 2011  |  

 

Anton "Tony" Karcz, 76, Pulaski, died unexpectedly Thursday evening, May 5, 2011, at his home. The son of Anton, Sr. and Hattie (Rudnick) Karcz was born Oct. 15, 1934, in Angelica. Tony served in the U.S. Army and, after his discharge, he returned to Pulaski where he met the love of his life, his cute little redhead, Marlene Lardinois. Tony and Mar were married June 6, 1959, at St. Casimir Church in Krakow, and rode away in a big white cattle truck. The couple farmed in the Town of Angelica for 33 years.

He loved to travel and ride through the countryside. Tony enjoyed a good trip to the casino. He was a genuine and caring person. Not one to mince words, he always shared his honest opinion. His family meant the world to him.

Tony is survived by his wife, Marlene; two daughters and three sons, Jacqueline Tobin, Hampton, VA; William Karcz, Eau Claire; Kelly (Tim) Asuma, Oshkosh; Patrick Karcz, Pulaski; Mark (Teri) Karcz, Pulaski; seven grandchildren, Christine and Brandon, Benjamin, Haley, Jacob, Dillon, and Danielle; his mother-in-law, Florence Lardinois, Green Bay; two brothers, Richard "Ike" (Marcella) Karcz, Pulaski; Jerald Karcz, Independence; one sister, Lorraine Karcz, Madison; nieces and nephews, other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents.

Friends may call at Assumption B.V.M. Church, 124 E. Pulaski St., Pulaski, from 4 to 8 p.m. Monday with a Closing Prayer Service at 7:30 p.m. The visitation continues after 9:30 a.m. Tuesday. The Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at the church, Fr. Patrick Gawrylewski, O.F.M. presiding with burial in the parish cemetery. Marnocha Funeral Home, Pulaski is serving the Karcz family.

Online condolences may be expressed at www.marnochafuneralhome.com

 

Thayse, Ruth J. (Cole)

11:08 PM, May. 7, 2011  |  

 

Ruth J. (Cole) Thayse, 80, Suamico, died unexpectedly Friday, May 6, 2011, at home. She was born on Feb. 6, 1931, in Omro, Wis., to Merrill Cole and Edna (Allen) (Cole) Kruske. On Dec. 4, 1970, she married Bert Thayse. Throughout her life she was employed at Kaap's Bakery, the Four Way Bar and Grill and cleaned homes.

Ruth was a talented musician and she passed this talent to her children. She enjoyed playing the piano, organ and the accordion and singing in quartets. Ruth was a great cook and baker. She enjoyed tending her vegetable garden and fishing with her husband. Ruth was a dedicated housewife and a loving mother. She embraced everyone and captured you with her addictive laughter.

Ruth will be sadly missed by her husband, Bert Thayse; 12 children, Susan Stodola, Betty Jo "B.J." (Wayne) Magee, Cheryl (Wayne) Smet, Jan (David) Carpenter, Kenny (Cindy) Wardecke Jr., Jeff (Susie) Wardecke, Bruce (friend, Duane Kuntz) Thayse, Sharon (Jack) Melotte, Jody Muller, Terry (Susan) Thayse, Arlen (Beth) Thayse, Chris (Mary) Thayse; Diane Dyer's friend, John Holcomb; 47 grandchildren; 60 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; a brother, Dick Cole; a sister, Esther Cole; a sister-in-law, Marie (Melvin) Tombal; two brothers-in-law, Allen (Jean) Thayse, Gary (Sharon) Thayse; many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Merrill and Edna; a step father, Tom Kruske; parents-in-law, Louis and Elizabeth Thayse; one son, Albert Thayse, Jr.; one daughter, Diane Dyer; a son-in-law, James Stodola; one granddaughter, Crystal Thayse; two great-grandchildren, Jonathan Bonanfant and Nathan Maloney.

Friends may call at Blaney Funeral Home, 1521 Shawano Ave., from 3 to 6 p.m. Monday. The Funeral Service will be 6 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. Burial will be at Suamico Cemetery. To send online condolences, please go to www.BlaneyFuneralHome.com.

A memorial fund will be established in Ruth's name.

 

5 8 2011 Herald Times Reporter

 

Patsy A. Brefczynski

7:33 PM, May. 7, 2011  |  
 

An extraordinary wife, mother and grandmother left this world on Friday evening, May 6, 2011. Patsy A. (Hutchison) Brefczynski, age 76, 1602 Division St., Manitowoc, spread a lifetime of love, laughter, friendship and kindness on earth and has gone on to grace Heaven with her beautiful smile.

Patsy was born on May 27, 1934, in Manitowoc to the late Andrew and Irmgard (Daehn) Hutchison. She was a graduate of Manitowoc Lincoln High School, class of 1952. On June 5, 1954, she married the love of her life, Walter (Wally) Brefczynski in Manitowoc. Patsy was employed in the office of Aluminum Goods and also Northern Food Products. Patsy and Wally owned and operated Wally's Linger Bar and The Fawn Supper Club. Patsy was a member of the Viking Rosemalers, Tops No. 382 of Manitowoc, Snip & Sew Quilting Group and a local card club. Patsy adored her family and was loved by everyone she met.

Survivors include her husband: Walter Brefczynski, Manitowoc; her children: Jodi (Chris) Lewis, Two Rivers, Jaclyn (Lee) Rocklewitz, Mishicot, Jerril (Jeffrey) Rathjen, Manitowoc, Jilleen (John) Bodwin, Two Rivers; her grandchildren: Jennifer (Shawn) Posen, Dustin (Danielle) Kubsh, Hannah Lewis, Michael Rocklewitz, Chad Rathjen, Carissa Rathjen and fiancé Erik Luedtke; great-grandchildren: Brittieny, Alexis and Alden Posen, Arianna Kubsh; one brother: Thomas Hutchison, Manitowoc; a sister: Andrea (Tom) Beschta, Kiel; two brothers-in-law: Norbert (Carol) Brefczynski, Manitowoc, Mike (Elaine) Brefczynski, Manitowoc; five sisters-in-law: Mary Kopidlansky, Grace Brefczynski, Donna Brefczynski, all of Manitowoc, Marilyn Brefczynski, Florida, and Dorothy Schrammel, West Allis. Nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends also survive.

She also was preceded in death by her father-in-law and mother-in-law: Vincent and Catherine Brefczynski and brothers-in-law: Edward and Alois Brefczynski and Albert Kopidlansky Jr.

Funeral Services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, May 11, 2011, at First Reformed United Church of Christ, Manitowoc. Officiating at the service will be Pastor Richard Runge. Entombment will take place at Knollwood Mausoleum, Manitowoc County.

The family will greet relatives and friends at the Pfeffer Funeral Home, Manitowoc, from 4 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 10, 2011. Visitation will continue Wednesday, May 11, 2011, at First Reformed United Church of Christ, Manitowoc, from 10 a.m. until the time of service at 11 a.m.

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

A special thank you to the Vince Lombardi Cancer Center nurses, Aurora Hospice staff, the 3rd floor Aurora Hospital nurses and Dr. Yetter for the gentle care and compassion they gave Mom.

Herald Times Reporter

May 8, 2011

 

5/8/2011 Post Crescent

 

Hill, Rebecca L.

8:54 PM, May. 7, 2011  |  

 

Rebecca L. "Becky" Hill, of Neenah, age 89, passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, May 3, 2011. She was born December 15, 1921 in Sapulpa, OK, daughter of the late Charles and Jessie (Shaw) Rockwood.

Becky graduated from the University of Oklahoma during WWII with a degree in Spanish and Portugese. She moved to San Diego during the war and worked for Grumman Aircraft. While there she met Edward Hill at a USO dance and they were married on May 3, 1944. Following the war they moved to Wisconsin. Becky taught Kindergarten at St. Mary's School in Menasha and Spanish at Lakeview Elementary School in Neenah. She was then employed with Banta Corp. from 1965-1988 as a proofreader. Becky volunteered with children of migrant workers. Through reading she pursued her interests in world history and the origin and development of human culture. In connection with these interests she travelled to Egypt, Spain, Portugal, Italy, and England. Becky was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Neenah.

Survivors include three sons: Thomas Hill, Los Angeles, Ted (Dana) Hill, Blue Mounds, WI, Paul Hill, Neenah; two grandchildren: Emmy Hill and Andrew Hill; three sisters-in-law: Jean (Bob) Klapper, Fremont, Aurelia "Ory" Piette, and Mary Hill, Appleton; and numerous other relatives.

She was preceded in death by two brothers and a sister.

The funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, May 11, 2011, at the First Presbyterian Church, 200 Church St., Neenah, with the Rev. Richard J. Moore officiating. The visitation will be held at the church from 10 a.m. until the hour of service. Interment will be in St. John's Cemetery in Menasha.

Westgor Funeral Home

205 W. Doty Ave.

Neenah 920-722-7151

Online condolences:

www.westgorfuneral

homes.com

 

5/9/2011 GBPG

 

Gruetzmacher, Arianna Rose

11:08 PM, May. 8, 2011  |  

 

Arianna Rose Gruetzmacher, 2 months, Luxemburg, passed away peacefully in her Daddy's arms on Friday May 6, 2011. She was born to Matthew and Holly (Thiry) Gruetzmacher on Feb. 24, 2011.

She is survived by her parents, Matthew and Holly Gruetzmacher; sister, Amber Marie Gruetzmacher; grandparents, Alan (Sue) Thiry, Cindy (special friend George) Gruetzmacher, Glen (Mary Ellen) Gruetzmacher; great-grandparents, Lorraine Malcore, Linda Moreau, Karl (Jackie) Duescher, Muriel Gruetzmacher; and great-great-grandmother, Hilma Schmidt. She is further survived by aunts, uncles, and cousins, Jason (Alicia) Thiry, Becca, Hannah, and Skyler; Sarah Thiry; Carrie (Scott) Heim, Brett, Brianna, and Logan; Chris (Jessica) Gruetzmacher; Nick (Jessica) Gruetzmacher, Alex; Nina Gruetzmacher; a special friend Niki Schott.

Arianna was preceded in death by many relatives and friends, including Amber Rose Gruetzmacher, Bob Malcore, Robbie Malcore, Vernon (Armella) Thiry, Marvin Gruetzmacher, Vernon Schmidt, and a special friend of the family, Katelinn Thiry.

Visitation will be at Wiesner & Massart Funeral Home, Casco, on Monday (TODAY) May 9, 2011, from 4 to 8 p.m. Prayer service will be at 6:30 p.m. Visitation will also continue on Tuesday, May 10, 2011, at St. Peter Catholic Church in Lincoln from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Mass of Christian burial will be at 12 p.m. with Fr. Lee Kahrs and Deacon Paul Zenefski officiating. Burial in the church cemetery. Online condolence messages may be sent to www.wiesner massart.com.

Matthew and Holly would like to thank Luxemburg Rescue, County Rescue, and the staff at Aurora BayCare Hospital. Arianna brought great joy to our lives and she will be sadly missed by her family and friends.

 

Kline, Sherry L. (Christensen)

11:09 PM, May. 8, 2011  |  

Sherry L. (Christensen) Kline, 58, Oconto Falls, died Saturday, May 7, 2011, following a battle with cancer. She was born Oct. 14, 1952, in the Village of Howard to Lawrence and Guelda (Williquette) Christensen. Sherry was a graduate of Bay Port High School, class of 1970. She loved cooking, making blankets, crafts, her pets, dancing, swimming, boating, camping, and spending time in the sun. Most of all she enjoyed spending time with her family.

Sherry is survived by her husband, Chuck; four children and their spouses, Christopher A. and Heidi Kocha, Eric and Regina Kocha, Patrick Kocha and his special friend, Kim, Nicole Strachan; father, Lawrence Christensen; 12 grandchildren; four brothers, Harold "Skippy" Brunette, Todd Christensen, Larry Christensen, Mark Christensen; one sister, Tammy Christensen; many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

She is preceded in death by her mother, Guelda; a brother, Richard Christensen; and her beloved pet, Jake.

Friends may call at Blaney Funeral Home, 1521 Shawano Ave., from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday. The Memorial Service will be at 7 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home with the Rev. William Kamke officiating. To send online condolences, please go to www .BlaneyFuneralHome .com.

Sherry's family extends a thank you to her Aunt Pat and her very special friend, Kim, who cared for her.

In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund will be established in Sherry's name.

 

Simurdiak, Charles

11:10 PM, May. 8, 2011  |  

 

Charles Simurdiak, 96, De Pere, passed away peacefully at Rennes Health & Rehab Center on Friday, May 6, 2011. Born the fourth of twelve children, "Charlie" was a son of immigrant parents from what is now Slovakia, who bought farm land near Phillips, Wis. The land was poor and rocky, and he spent his childhood helping to remove virgin timber pines, picked loads of stone to clear fields for farm land, did farm work and chores.

Charlie spoke a western Slavic dialect to his parents who never learned English, which is basically a mix of Slovak, Czech (Bohemian) and Polish. The only source of farm income was cream, and his father had to work in logging camps. As he grew older, Charlie worked jobs like harvesting cranberries in a bog to help the family buy harnesses for the horses. Later, he worked all winter in a log camp sawing down hemlock with a two-man saw for ten cents a log, split between them plus room and board. When he returned, his mother asked him to buy a horse for the farm, again taking most of his money.

It was 1933, during the Great Depression, when Charlie left home with an eighth-grade education and went to Chicago with his older brother, Frank. They hopped a train west riding on top of a boxcar all night where he almost lost his life when he fell asleep and nearly rolled off. He was able to find work near Baker, Montana, on a wheat farm and was proud to be able to buy his ticket back home. He returned west with two friends driving a Model A Ford, but the Dust Bowl had hit hard during the worst drought in U.S. history. He ended up near Genesee, Idaho, plowing land, first with a team of 17 horses and then a Caterpillar.

Upon his return, Charlie was stunned to see the family barn had burned down and stayed the year to help rebuild. He then returned to Chicago where he eventually met and married his wife, Helen Van Der Aue, in 1939. He started out pumping gas and then worked in several machine shops. He also worked in a war plant that made B17 bombers during World War II. His brother stayed out west and was able to secure a Gambles hardware store in Libby, Montana. Charlie decided to buy out a branch store, and in 1951 he moved his family to East De Pere, Wis., to live above a very small Gambles store located at 123 S. Broadway. He enjoyed it, especially meeting the people, but he struggled to survive in business for ten years. Eventually, he sold out to Macco's and began to work the night shift as a machinist for Appleton Machine, and then for Paper Converting where he was honored with an award one year for top lathe machinist. He retired from Paper Converting in 1977.

Charlie loved working on the house they purchased in 1957; installed indoor plumbing, replaced old windows, did insulating, plastering and painting, and tinkered for many years with the furnace to make it more fuel efficient. He also worked in the garden, fixed his vehicles and did bodywork, and rebuilt engines. He played cards, enjoyed Lawrence Welk music, and cut firewood until he was in his early 90s. Charlie was always positive and hardworking. He died of complications of congestive heart failure, and was preceded in death by his wife, Helen, in 2005, after 66 years of marriage.

He is survived by seven of his eight children, Sandra (Chuck) Hartl, Roger Simurdiak, Linda (Carl) Clark, Bruce Simurdiak, Ellen Gonnering, Marcia (Jeff) Arndt, and Brian (Trudy) Simurdiak, (a daughter, Noreen, died in infancy); eight grandchildren, Scott, Ross, Janel, Curtis, Tyler, Nicholas, Dawn, and Jessica; seven great-grandchildren, Joshua, Amanda, Kristina, Joshua, Rebecca, Samantha, and Buddy; and the newest member of Simurdiak family, great-great-grandson, Damien. He is also survived by three of his younger brothers and sisters, Francis, Mary, and Joe.

Family and friends may call Wednesday, May 11, 2011, from 9:30 a.m. until 11 a.m. at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church, 220 S. Michigan St., De Pere. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at the church on Wednesday 11 a.m. with Fr. Patrick Beno officiating. Entombment will be at the Shrine of the Good Shepherd Mausoleum. A luncheon will be held at the Father Dolski Center following mass where family and friends will get together to reminisce about a long and happy life.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the local Salvation Army. Cotter Funeral Home, De Pere, is assisting the family with arrangements. Online condolences may be expressed at www.cotterfuneralhome.com.

 

5/10/2011 GBPG

 

Cartier, Calvin E.

10:53 PM, May. 9, 2011  |  

Calvin E. Cartier, 85, passed away unexpectedly with his family at his side Sunday, May 8, 2011. He was born June 3, 1925, to the late Earl and Evelyn (Fontaine) Cartier in Green Bay. Cal was a 1943 graduate of Green Bay West High School. During World War II, he served his country in the U.S. Navy aboard the USS Hornet. On June 19, 1948, he married Dorothy Kropp in Green Bay. He owned and operated Cal Cartier Plumbing from 1958 until 2000 and continued working until the age of 80. Cal enjoyed spending time at the cottage on Pelican Lake where much of his time was spent making wood. He also enjoyed deer hunting and making maple syrup. Cal was a hardworking, genuine and honest man who took pride in everything he did. He served as a wonderful role model for his children and grandchildren, and will be sadly missed.

Survivors include his wife of 62 years, Dorothy; three children and their spouses, Bruce Cartier, Green Bay; Penny and Dan Ott and Tim and Val Cartier, all of Suamico; eight grandchildren, Abigail, Gregory, Michael (Sarah), Rick (Jill), Carli (Josh), Tim, Kristen and Brittany; six great-grandchildren, Ryker, Blake, Michael, Madeline, Mason and Sicily; one brother and two sisters-in-law, Kenneth and Bobbi Cartier, Ripon; and Jeanne Cartier, Green Bay; one sister and brother-in-law, Joyce and Don DeNamur, Green Bay; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends, including the close group of eight couples — "The Underpass Gang" — with whom he and Dorothy shared 50 years of friendship.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Merlin.

Visitation will take place from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, May 11, at Lyndahl Funeral Home. Visitation will continue after 10 a.m. Thursday at Bethany United Methodist Church, 1110 Echo Lane, where the funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. with the Revs. Jill Connery and Randell Richter officiating. Entombment will be at the Shrine of the Good Shepherd Mausoleum. Online condolences may be expressed at www.lyn dahl.com.

In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund has been established for Bethany United Methodist Church or Bellin Hospital Critical Care Unit.

The family wishes to express a special thanks to the staff of Bellin Hospital for their compassion.

Lyndahl Funeral Home

and Cremation Services

1350 Lombardi Avenue

(920) 499-1223

 

Kopke, Elaine A.

10:54 PM, May. 9, 2011  |  

 

Elaine A. Kopke, 84, Little Suamico, was called home by her loving Savior Saturday, May 7, 2011, at St. Mary's Hospital, Green Bay, with her family by her side. Elaine was born Dec. 18, 1926, in Green Bay, to the late Henry and Winifred (Pieschek) Conrad. She married Joseph F. Kopke Jr. on April 15, 1944. Elaine enjoyed cooking and gardening, especially her flowers. She worked at the Suamico Box factory, 1945 and 1946, at the Oconto Memorial Hospital, 1976 to 1978, and at Liquid Carbonic, Oconto in 1979. Elaine loved being a grandmother and was a loving wife and mother. She was a member of St. Patrick's Catholic Church, Stiles and Gold Star Mothers.

Elaine leaves behind her husband, of 66 years, Joseph F. Kopke Jr., Lt. Suamico; a son, Henry (fiancee, Linda Gaywont) Kopke, Oconto; four daughters, Diane Kopke-Ruohonen, Hobart; Rita (Alan) Garbrecht, Oconto Falls; Jane (Michael) Specht, Lt. Suamico; Dr. Carol Kopke, Chicago, Ill.; a daughter-in-law, Betty Kopke, Green Bay; two sisters, Alice Gaywont, Oconto; Lorraine Behnke, Coleman; fondly thought of four sisters-in-law, Claudine Conrad, Lena; Joanne Conrad, Lena; Bernadine Zimanick, Lt. Suamico; Irene Kopke, Pulaski; 12 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren; many nieces, nephews and dear friends. She was preceded in death by three sons, Roger, Joseph III and Timothy Kopke; two sisters, Marilyn (Steven) Kokai, Eunice (Elery) Tachick; an infant grandchild and grandson, Ricky Kopke; four brothers, Richard, Cletus, Clayton and Harold Conrad; and a brother-in-law, John Gaywont.

The family will receive relatives and friends at the Gallagher Funeral Home, Oconto, from 4 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, May 11, 2011, with prayer services by Deacon Walter Kaszynski at 7:30 p.m. Visitation will continue on Thursday, May 12, from 10 to 11 a.m. at St. Patrick's Catholic Church, Stiles. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 11 a.m. Thursday at the church with the Rev. Robert Karuhn officiating. Burial will be at St. Patrick's Cemetery, Stiles. Online condolences may be expressed at www.gallagherfuneralhome.net.

 

Miller, Attorney At Law, George F.

10:54 PM, May. 9, 2011  |  

 

George F. Miller, 90, Algoma, passed away peacefully Saturday evening May 7, 2011, at Bay Road Place surrounded by family. He was born Nov. 9, 1920, in Park Falls, Wis. He was the son of the late George F. Miller and Cathrine Sitko. He graduated from Park Falls High School in 1937 and attended the University of Wisconsin-Madison, obtaining a degree in agricultural education. World War II broke out and he enlisted in the U.S. Coast Guard in 1942, becoming a Lt. gunnery officer. After the war he entered law school at Marquette University and married Mary E. Gorman of Milwaukee, in November of 1946. After graduation from law school, he and Mary settled in Algoma, where they raised their five sons and he practiced law for over 45 years at the firm of Miller, Pies, Blazkovec & Evans.

His career encompassed many community and civic activities including, Shanty Days Honoree, Lion's International, Chamber of Commerce, Holy Name Society, Knights of Columbus, American Legion, VFW, Kewaunee County Historical society emeritus director. In addition he served two terms as Kewaunee County District Attorney. He also served as chairman of the board of Community State Bank.

He is survived by five sons, Tom J. Miller (Mary Dee Miller), Milwaukee; Gerald F. Miller (Siouxzy Murphy), Maples, Fla.; James J. Miller, Brussels; Michael J. Miller, Fond du Lac; John H. Miller, Milwaukee; stepchildren, Ralph H. Perry, Sissy (Bruce) Heidmann, Cheryl Perry; grandchildren, Maureen (Anthony) Lopresti, Anne Miller, Edward Miller; step-grandchildren, Adam (Anne) Carron, Meaghan Carron, Christopher (Michelle) Heidmann, Matthew Perry, Ben Perry; and his sister, Dorothy Wolf; sister-in-law, Rev. Mary Ann Miller; and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Mary E. Gorman in 1983; Virginia Perry Miller; stepdaughters, Gina Carron and Margaret Perry; and brother, Emil Miller.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to St. Mary's Parish, Algoma, and/or Kewaunee County Historical Society. Family and friends may sign the online guest book at www.schinderle.com.

Friends may call at Schinderle Funeral Home, Algoma, from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, May 11, with the prayer service at 7 p.m. and also on Thursday, May 12, after 10 a.m. at St. Mary's Catholic Church, Algoma, immediately followed by the funeral at 11 a.m. Burial will be at the church cemetery with full military rites.

 

Smet, Joyce (Holtz)

10:55 PM, May. 9, 2011  |  

 

Joyce (Holtz) Smet, 63, Green Bay, passed away after a short illness at a local hospital on Saturday, May 7, 2011. She was born in Green Bay, on Oct. 22, 1947, to the late Joseph and Blanche (Francois) Holtz. Joyce loved to cook especially her favorite coleslaw and potato salad. She enjoyed softball, golf and bowling for many years.

Survivors include her children, Lisa (Tim) Cropsey, Green Bay; Jim (Megan) Smet, Portland, Ore.; special friend, Patti, Green Bay; grandchildren, Nathan, Ryan, Logan, Jayden and Madison; brother and sister-in-law, Rick (Karen) Holtz, Green Bay; sister Mary Teeter, Seattle, Wash. Joyce was further survived by many close and dear friends.

Joyce was preceded in death by her parents; brother, Tom Holtz; sister, Judy Brunette.

Family and friends may call for a memorial Celebration of Joyce's Life at the Pfotenhauer Funeral Home and Cremation Service, East-Town location, 2379 East Mason St., on Wednesday, May 11, from 4 until 7 p.m. Memorial Service 7 p.m. at the funeral home. Online condolences welcome at www.PfotenhauerFuneralHome.com.

The family extends special thanks to the 5th floor CVICU staff at St. Vincent Hospital for the special care given to our loved one.

PFOTENHAUER

Funeral & Cremation

(920) 468-4870

 

5/10/2011 Post Crescent

 

Meulemans, Myron J.

9:55 PM, May. 9, 2011  |  

 

Myron Meulemans, 86, of Kaukauna, passed away on Saturday, May 7, 2011, at his home and is now with his loving wife of 64 years, Frances. Myron was born on August 13, 1924, to Frank and Margaret (Brittnacher) Meulemans. On August 17, 1944, he married the love of his life, Frances Verhoeven and they enjoyed many precious moments together. Myron worked at Roloff Manufacturing in Kaukauna for 38 years retiring in 1986. He was also the treasurer of the local union at Roloff's for many years. He was also a member of the Holy Cross Queen of Peace Choir under the direction of Mary Benotch.

Myron is survived by six children: Judy (Fred) Spietz, Kaukauna; Noreen (Gary Korth) Meulemans, Menasha; Sandy (Rod) Cotter, Universal City, Texas; Ken (Betty) Meulemans, Kaukauna; Mary (Kevin) Webster, Appleton; Karen (fiancee Dave Jannette) Chilton; 11 grandchildren; Dan (Amy) Spietz, Jim (Jean) Spietz, Bob (Jill) Spietz, Lori (Mark) Herzfeldt, Michelle (Charles) Gaitz, Sara (Brian Crimmins) Cotter, Kerri (Thomas) Holtapp, Christy Webster, Jason (Angela Erickson) Webster, Hollie (Tyler Zwiers) Webster, and Jake Lamers. Myron is further survived by eight great-grandchildren: Rebecca, Alex, Tyler and Bryanna Spietz, Derek and Chloe Herzfeldt, and Charles Ethan and Morgan Gaitz, three step grandchildren: Alex (Kayla) Broehm, Courtney and Cody Broehm, a brother, Ralph Meulemans and a sister, Rosemary Franz and many nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends.

Myron was preceded in death by his loving wife Frances in 2008, his parents Frank and Margaret Meulemans, father and mother-in-law; Peter and Gertrude Verhoeven, sister, Ruth (Peter) VerVoort, sisters-in-law; Mary Alice Meulemans and Marie DeBruin, brothers-in-law, Herman Franz and Anthony DeBruin and a very special grand daughter, Lisa Cotter.

The funeral liturgy for Myron will be held on Wednesday, May 11, 2011 at 11 a.m. at HOLY CROSS CATHOLIC CHURCH (309 Desnoyer St. Kaukauna) with Fr. Tom Pomeroy officiating. A time of visitation will be held on Wednesday from 9 a.m. until the time of the services at Holy Cross.

Dad, Your pain and suffering is now over, may you rest in peace in Heaven with Mom. We all love and miss both of you. The family would like to thank Joan Truax for her lunchtime conversations with dad.

God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, courage to change the things I can; and the wisdom to know the difference, living one day at a time, enjoying one moment at a time, accepting hardship as the pathway to peace. Amen

Fargo Funeral Home

400 W. Wisconsin Ave.

Kaukauna 920-766-6200

Online Condolences

www.wichmannfargo.com

 

5/11/2011 GBPG

 

Augustine, Mary Ann

10:58 PM, May. 10, 2011  |  

 

Mary Ann Augustine, 71, Green Bay, died on her birthday, Monday, May 9, 2011. She was born on May 9, 1940, in Green Bay, to the late Sylvester and Regina (Kocken) Barrett. On Dec. 30, 1948, she married William Augustine; he preceded her in death on Sept. 6, 2004. Mary enjoyed spending time up north camping with Bill and playing cards with her family. She had a great love for butterflies. Mary loved her dog, Buffy, who gave her faithful companionship over the years.

She is survived by her siblings, Betty (Roger) Cauwenbergh, Jean (Jim) Kilbride, Sylvester (Mary) Barrett; brother-in-law, Alvin Cherney; Godchildren, Jo Ann (Brian) Cornelissen and Jim Kilbride, Jr. She is also survived by numerous members of the Augustine family; and many other nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by her sister, Joan Cherney; special cousin, Marie Krohn; and niece, Terrilynn Rasku.

Friends may call at St. Willebrord Catholic Church, 209 S. Adams St., on Thursday from 9:30 a.m. until the time of service. Mass of Christain Burial 10:30 a.m. Thursday at the church with Rev. Ken De Groot, O. Praem., officiating. Burial in the Allouez Catholic Cemetery. Proko-Wall Funeral Home is assisting the family. Online condolences may be expressed at www.prokowall.com.

The family would like to thank Mary's caring neighbors, Chris and Debbie, for all of their help over the years.

 

DeGreef, Ruth

10:58 PM, May. 10, 2011  |  

 

Ruth DeGreef, 89, Sobieski, and formerly of Green Bay, died peacefully at home, Monday, May 9, 2011, with her family at her side.

The daughter of the late Herman and Minni (Kepper) Prodell was born on October 31, 1921, in Abrams. On February 17, 1948, she married James A. DeGreef in Green Bay. She was a housewife and also worked at Green Bay Cheese Company for many years.

Survivors include two daughters and one son; Colleen R. Anderson, Ocala, Fla.; James R. DeGreef, with whom she made her home in Sobieski; Deborah R (Richard) Woulf, Green Bay; six grandchildren, Michelle, Greg, Randy, Jeff, Joseph, and Michael; two great grandchildren Madeline and Allyson; one brother and sister-in-law, Elmer (Ruth) Prodell, Casco; many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, James A. DeGreef, in 2001; a son-in-law George M. Anderson; two brothers and four sisters.

Friends may call at St. Maximilian Kolbe Church, 6051 Noble St., Sobieski, after 9:30 a.m. Friday. The Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Friday at the church, Fr. Gerald Prusakowski, O.F.M., presiding with entombment in Fort Howard Mausoleum, Green Bay.

The family would like to thank the staff of Unity Hospice for the compassionate care they gave to Ruth and her family.

Donations may be made to Unity Hospice.

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

 

Hanson, Carl A.

10:58 PM, May. 10, 2011  |  

 

Carl A. Hanson, 88, Allouez resident, died Saturday morning, May 7, 2011, at home with his family by his side. He was born on May 6, 1923, in Cornell, WI, to the late Carl J. and Harriet (Van Den Heuval) Hanson Officer. He was a graduate of Humboldt High in St. Paul, MN, where he used his 6'4", 220-lb frame, to excel in gymnastics and swing dancing.

After high school, Carl enlisted in the Navy on Nov. 21, 1942, and served for 4 years as a Quartermaster and deep-sea diver, which included duties of salvage demolition and body recovery. He was honorably discharged on Jan. 21, 1946. On Aug. 8, 1953, Carl married his true love, Frances Godsebois at St. Mary of the Angels in Green Bay. Carl worked for Gleason Well Drilling in Green Bay and also as a night service manager for International Harvester. In 1956, he began working for LCL Transit until his retirement in 1987. Carl helped to start Peak's Lake Retriever Club in the 1950s and served as their President for several terms. Carl loved training dogs, and his many Labradors over the years can attest to his kindness. He also helped manage Tumbleweed Game Farm for several years after his retirement, as hunting was another one of his passions. He spent many happy afternoons at the game farm with his children and grandchildren, fueled by his wife's famous turkey and green olive sandwiches. Carl will be remembered for his booming laughter and his undying love for his family. His singular ability to fix all that was broken and to cook delicious mashed potatoes will be dearly missed. Carl was extremely loved and appreciated by his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Carl will be deeply missed by all, and especially by his faithful dog, Peanut.

Carl has joined his parents and his beloved daughter Holli, who passed away after a long battle with cancer. All can find comfort in this, as Holli meant the world to Carl and they are now together once again.

He is survived by his loving wife of 57 years, Frances, Allouez; sons, Andrew (Bette) Hanson, Green Bay, and Jon (Patti) Hanson, Sturgeon Bay; son-in-law, John Robinson; grandchildren, Joe (Trixy) Hanson, Dawn Hanson, Sarah (Wayne) Emond, Melissa (Thom) Dunne, Nicole Robinson, Chris Robinson, Jessica Robinson, Meghan Hanson (Chris) Suszynski, Michael Hanson, Matt Hanson, Mary Hanson; seven great grandchildren; brothers, Ray (Elsie) Hanson, Arkansas, Chuck (Dorothy) Officer, Green Bay, Craig (Eric Norris) Officer, Chicago; sisters-in-law, Julie (Tom) Glas, Fripp Island, SC, Mary (Brad) Nelson, Oconomowoc; and many other nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

Friends may call at the Proko-Wall Funeral Home, 1630 E. Mason St., on Friday from 5 to 7 p.m. Parish wake service 7 p.m. Visitation will continue on Saturday at Resurrection Catholic Parish, 333 Hilltop Dr., after 9 a.m. until the time of service. Mass of Christian Burial 10 a.m. Saturday at the church with Bishop Robert Morneau officiating. Entombment at the Allouez Chapel Mausoleum. Online condolences may be expressed at www.prokowall.com.

All of Carl's family played a part in their own way to ensure Carl could be in the home he loved during his final days. Special thanks go to granddaughter Nicole Robinson, grandson Chris Robinson, daughter-in-law Patti Hanson and friend Kris Bourassa for their dedicated help. Also special thanks to Debbie and Michael from Heartland Hospice who treated Carl with utmost respect.

 

Macco, Margaret L.

11:00 PM, May. 10, 2011  |  

 

Margaret L. Macco, (Mrs. Lester), 80, Dyckesville, died peacefully in her home surrounded by her family, Monday evening May 9, 2011. She was born Sept. 4, 1930, in Rosiere, to the late Dan and Sarah (Delfosse) Lardinois. On June 14, 1948, Margaret married Lester M. Macco at St. Hubert Church, Rosiere. Margaret was very active in the community especially with the Lions Club, Church functions and county elections she was always willing to lend a hand and held an amazing passion for people. She was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.

Survivors include her husband of nearly 63 years, Lester; and their five children, Theresa (Lylas) Dequaine, Darice (John S.) Bunker, all of Dyckesville; Gail (Joseph L.) Dellemann, Luxemburg; Cynthia (Dale) LaLuzerne, Green Bay; Martin (Sarah) Macco, Dyckesville; 11 grandchildren, James (Amy) Dequaine, Jared (Nicole) Dequaine, Matthew (Michelle) Bunker, Luke (friend, Cheryl) Bunker, Jesse (Karen) Dellemann, Adam (Dawn) Dellemann, Amy (friend, Rich) LaLuzerne, Luci LaLuzerne, Daniel LaLuzerne, Ethan Brockman, Kendra Macco, five great-grandchildren, Jacquelyn and Mitchell Dequaine, Rose and Autumn Bunker, Cloey Dellemann and Sire Weaver; four brothers and five sisters-in-law, Robert (Marion) Lardinois, Anita Lardinois, all of Green Bay; Vincent (Sandy) Lardinios, Colorado; Stanton (Teresa) Lardinois, Daniel (Barb) Lardinois, all of Green Bay; four sisters, Beulah Delaruelle, Green Bay; Margie Columb, Sturgeon Bay; Christine (Al) Carlotto, Green Bay; Colleen (John) Koenigseder, Oregon, several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Margaret was preceded in death by her stepmother, Grace Lardinois; one great-grandson, Timothy Dequaine; two brothers, Melvin and Wayne Lardinois; two brothers-in-law, Melvin Delaruelle and Darrell Columb; three brothers-in-law and three sisters-in-law, Joseph (Josie) Macco, Clementine (Richard) Lardo, Rita (Alfred) Kollross.

Friends may call at the McMAHON FUNERAL HOME, LUXEMBURG, 3 to 7 p.m. Thursday, May 12, 2011. Closing prayer service 7 p.m. Thursday with Sister Marlene Dimmerling, parish director. Visitation will continue between 9:30 and 10:45 a.m. Friday at St. Louis Church, Dyckesville. Funeral 11 a.m. Friday, May 13, 2011, at the Church with Rev. John VanDeuren and Rev. Richard Mauthe officiating. Entombment in the Shrine of the Good Shepherd Mausoleum, Green Bay.

Online condolences may be sent to the Macco family at www.mcmahonfh.com.

A special thank you is extended to the staff of Home Instead, Unity Hospice team, Ida and Wendy and many devoted care givers, Ruth Cornette, Rosie Wright, Jean Morgan, Mary Ropson, Connie Roberts, Joyce Hendricks, Rose Chaudoir, Amy LaLuzerne and Jackie Dequaine.

 

Marcey, Robert "Bob"

11:00 PM, May. 10, 2011  |  

 

Robert "Bob" Marcey, 82, Ashwaubenon, passed away, Monday, May 9, 2011. He was born June 8, 1928, in Green Bay to the late William and Rose (Willems) Marcey. On February 28, 1948, Bob married the former Shirley Dining. She preceded him in death on June 25, 1998. He served his country in the United States Army from 1945 - 1948.

Bob is survived by four daughters and sons-in-law, Mary and David Pensis, Little Suamico, Rosanne and Steve Van Laanen, Ashwaubenon, Bobbie and Mike Christiansen, Ashwaubenon, Amy and Chris Cuene, Ashwaubenon; eight grandchildren, Marlee (Joe) McGrath, Abigail (Nic) Vacek, Katie (Lee) Palmer, Amy (Cory) Bongle, Brent Van Laanen and fiance, Krystal Chappa , Andrea (Dan) Semrau, Carly and Clare Cuene; 8 great-grandchildren, Baylee, Jonathon, Cameron McGrath, Riley Vacek, Carson Palmer, Robby and Alec Semrau, Mayghan Bongle; Sister, Mary (Myron) Pickett, California; son-in-law, John Kurth, Texas.

In addition to his parents and wife, Bob is preceded in death by his daughter, Pat Kurth; brother, Gerald Marcey.

Visitation will be from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. Friday, May 13, 2011, at Nativity of Our Lord Catholic Church, 2270 South Oneida Street, where a Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 a.m. with the Rev. John Becker officiating. Full military honors to follow. Entombment will be at Fort Howard Mausoleum. Lyndahl Funeral Home is serving the family. Online condolences may be expressed at www.lyndahl.com. In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund has been established in Bob's name or memorials may be directed to the Salvation Army.

The family would like to thank the entire staff at Woodside Manor and Unity Hospice for all their care and concern given.

Dad was a devoted husband and father. His patience, wisdom, sense of humor and compassion will be greatly missed. We are thankful for the unconditional love and appreciation for family we share. We are truly blessed.

Lyndahl Funeral Home

and Cremation Services

1350 Lombardi Avenue

(920) 499-1223

 

Mettler, Beaux Lucas

11:01 PM, May. 10, 2011  |  

Beaux Lucas Mettler, Green Bay, Wis., passed away on May 7, 2011. Born on Nov. 9, 1990, to Perry and Mary (Mennen) Mettler, Beaux was a beloved son, brother, nephew, cousin, grandson, and friend. He celebrated life with great exuberance. He loved his sister, Jessica. He will be remembered for his sense of humor, honesty, and compassion. A lifetime Green Bay native, Beaux loved hanging out with his family and friends. Graduated from Ashwaubenon High School in 2010, he was a full-time student at NWTC, pursuing his love of mechanical design.

Met at the Gates of Heaven by his grandmother, Mary (Burkel) Mettler, Beaux is survived in Green Bay by his parents, Perry and Mary (Mennen) Mettler; his sister, Jessica Mettler; his paternal grandfather, Gary Mettler; his maternal grandparents, Cyril "Cliff" and Donna Mennen; Cherie VanLaanen and her children, Ryan, Bobbi, Tavy and Ben; Steven and Terri Greatens and their children, Jo Lynn, Jaicie and Jenni; Carrie Mettler; Jim and Ann Mennen and their children, Christina, Michael, Sarah and Daniel; Jerry and Lynette Mennen; Robert and Yvonne Mennen and their children, Nicholas and Patricia; Judeth Mennen and Mary Lamirande; Michael and Barbara Halron and their children, Eric, Terra and Kelli; Michael and Lynn Follett and their children, Tori and Katie; Eric and Terri Schroeder and their children, Lauren, Tessa and Ryan; John and Shelly Fritsch and their children, Megan and Mallory.

His family welcomes you to celebrate his life at RYAN FUNERAL HOME, 305 N. Tenth Street, in De Pere, from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday, May 13, 2011. Visitation will continue after 11 a.m. Saturday at Green Bay Community Church, 600 Cardinal Lane, Green Bay, until time of service at 12 p.m. with Pastor Pete App officiating. Please visit www.ryanfh.com to send online condolences to the family.

 

5/12/2011 GBPG

 

Bebeau, Geraldine "Jerry"

10:48 PM, May. 11, 2011  |  

 

Geraldine "Jerry" Bebeau, 85, passed away on Wednesday, May 11, 2011. She was born on April 7, 1926, to the late Jerimiah and Charlotte (Baldwin) Rhoades in Green Bay. Jerry married Eldred Bebeau in Milwaukee. He preceded her in death in 1986. She enjoyed gardening and cooking. Jerry liked spending time with her children and grandchildren, especially at Christmas. She liked going to her cabin up North. Jerry will be sadly missed by her children, her cat, Muffins and her bird, Angel.

Jerry is survived by eight children, Dennis Rhoades, Mike (Sue) Bebeau, Gary Bebeau, Bonnie "Sis" (Terry) Minor, John (Emelina) Bebeau, Sherry (Randy) Ruby, Bud (Tina) Bebeau, Brad (Diane) Bebeau; brothers and sisters, Robert (Anita) Rhoades, Darrell (Jackie) Rhoades, Rosemary Braun, Mary Jane Charlier, Nancy (Carrol) Anderson, Pete (Darlene) Rhoades, Shirley (Armin) Johnson, Ruby Myer; 26 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents and husband, Jerry is preceded in death by her son, Billy; her daughter, Yvonne; three brothers, Ashley Rhoades, George Rhoades and Tom Rhoades and a sister, Violet Burch.

Visitation will be on Saturday, May 14, 2011, at Lyndahl Funeral Home from 10 a.m. until the funeral service at 12 Noon with Rev. Diane Rew officiating. Interment will be in Nicolet Memorial Gardens. Online condolences may be expressed at www.lyndahl.com.

A special thank you to the staff, especially the CNA's, at Grancare and Dr. Elizabeth Sanfelippo-Tucker of St. Mary's Hospital for their loving care.

Lyndahl Funeral Home

and Cremation Services

1350 Lombardi Avenue

(920) 499-1223

 

DeGreef, Ruth

10:49 PM, May. 11, 2011  |  

 

Ruth DeGreef, 89, Sobieski and formerly of Green Bay, died peacefully at home, Monday, May 9, 2011, with her family at her side.

The daughter of the late Herman and Minni (Kepper) Prodell was born on Oct. 31, 1921, in Abrams. On Feb. 17, 1948, she married James A. DeGreef in Green Bay. She was a housewife and also worked at Green Bay Cheese Company for many years.

Survivors include two daughters and one son, Colleen R. Anderson, Ocala, Fla.; James R. DeGreef, with whom she made her home in Sobieski; Deborah R (Richard) Woulf, Green Bay; six grandchildren, Michelle, Greg, Randy, Jeff, Joseph, and Michael; two great-grandchildren, Madeline and Allyson; two special friends, Karen Ronsman and Mike VanLannen; one brother and sister-in-law, Elmer (Ruth) Prodell, Casco; many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, James A. DeGreef, in 2001; a son-in-law, George M. Anderson; two brothers and four sisters.

Friends may call at St. Maximilian Kolbe Church, 6051 Noble St., Sobieski, after 9:30 a.m. Friday. The Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Friday at the church, Fr. Gerald Prusakowski, O.F.M. presiding with entombment in Fort Howard Mausoleum, Green Bay.

The family would like to thank the staff of Unity Hospice for the compassionate care they gave to Ruth and her family.

Donations may be made to Unity Hospice.

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

 

Gleason, Margaret M.

9:00 PM, May. 11, 2011  |  

Margaret M. Gleason, 90, Green Bay, died peacefully, Tuesday, May 10, 2011, at her home. She was born Feb. 28, 1921, in Green Bay, to Edward and Lucille (Massey) Hinnendael. Margaret graduated from Green Bay West High School. In October of 1940, Margaret was united in marriage to Timothy Gleason in Green Bay. He preceded her in death in 1967. Margaret was employed for many years at Larsen Canning until her retirement. She was a charter member of St. Jude Parish. Margaret enjoyed reading and cooking and enjoyed time spent with her family. She especially enjoyed playing cards with her family and friends.

Survivors include four children and their spouses, David Gleason and his special friend, Patty Krezinski, De Pere; Sally Gleason, Florida, formerly of Green Bay; Sue and Bernie Ostrenga, Suamico; Pat and Jim Mefford, Green Bay; nine grandchildren, Cheri, Angie, Tim, B.J., Jessica, Nicole, Shaun, Ryan, Emilee; six great-grandchildren; a sister-in-law, Gloria Hinnendael; nieces and nephews.

Margaret was preceded in death by her husband, Timothy; a daughter, Katherine Gleason; a granddaughter, Julee; a grandson, Ryan; two brothers, Roger and Edward; three sisters, Evelyn, Joyce "Dolly" and Helen.

Friends may call at Blaney Funeral Home, 1521 Shawano Ave., from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday. The Funeral Service will be held at 7 p.m. Friday at the funeral home with the Rev. Timothy Brandt officiating. Burial will be in Fort Howard Memorial Park. To send online condolences, please go to www.BlaneyFuneral Home.com.

A memorial fund has been established.

 

Kersten, Mary G.

10:49 PM, May. 11, 2011  |  

Early in the morning of Tuesday, May 10, Mary G. Kersten, 96, Algoma, passed away peacefully into Eternal Life at Algoma Long Term Care. She was born on Dec. 16, 1914, to the late James and Bessie (Cmeyla) Koutsky in the Town of Pierce (Alaska), the youngest of their three children. She attended Alaska Grade School, Algoma High School (graduating as salutatorian of her class), and graduated from Door Kewaunee Teachers College in l933, with a Grade A teaching certificate. There were not enough schools for all of the teachers, so Mary worked as a receptionist at the Kewaunee County Court House on a Federal government project.

She married Harry J. Kersten on Sept. 19, 1934. He passed away in 1952, leaving her a single parent to raise their only child, 9-year old Karen. It was at this time that she developed her attitude of "We can do this."Mary began her life-long career when Katch's Department Store opened in Algoma in l936, where she became a buyer and manager. This eventually included doing the buying for the store in New York City, traveling four times a year for 25 years. She worked at Katch's until the closing of the store in l98l, after being there for 45 years. She was a pioneer as a women working outside of the home and raising a family.

Family was the most important part of Mary's life, and she was always so grateful that we were all so close and able to spend so much time together. Surviving are her daughter, Karen and her husband Dennis Wautlet (her "favorite" son-in-law), and their daughters and their families, Jodi (Mark Sauter) Wautlet and her children, Brooks Renard and Blair Wautlet, Jill Wautlet and her daughter, Jadyn, and Jane (Mike) Haase and their children, Will and Isabelle. Mary was indeed the matriarch of our family, always thinking of others more than herself.

Mary was an active member of St. Mary Parish. She was a charter member of the Rosary Society since 1937 and it's oldest living member. She also was a Eucharistic Minister for many years, took communion to the home bound, served funeral luncheons, and belonged to a Bible study group and prayer group. She was a member of the Algoma Election Board over 30 years. She loved to play cards and Bingo, and hang out with "The Committee" for their once a month luncheon travels. She was always cooking and baking, making sure all the family had enough to eat, and even cooking for several years for an Algoma priest. In her spare time she crocheted slippers and afghans and stitched over 1,000 decorative Kleenex boxes. Mom loved to be active and to be with people!

Besides her husband and parents, Mary was preceded in death by her sister, Lillian Montowski in 2009, at age 98 and her brother, Arnold (Bud) Koustky in January, 2011 at age 98.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in Mary's name to St. Mary Parish, Algoma or Algoma Long Term Care. Family and friends may sign the online guest book at www.schinderle.com.

Friends may call at Schinderle Funeral Home, Algoma, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Thursday, May 12 and also on Friday, May 13 at St. Mary Parish from 11 a.m. until the time of the Mass of Christian Burial at 12 noon, with Fr. Bill Switchtenberg presiding. Burial immediately following in the parish cemetery.

Mary's family extends a very special thank you to all the "angels" at Algoma Long Term Care. She was so happy to spend the last couple years of her life there.

 

Marcey, Robert "Bob"

10:52 PM, May. 11, 2011  |  

 

Robert "Bob" Marcey, 82, Ashwaubenon, passed away, Monday, May 9, 2011. He was born June 8, 1928 in Green Bay to the late William and Rose (Willems) Marcey. On February 28, 1948, Bob married the former Shirley Dining. She preceded him in death on June 25, 1998. He served his country in the United States Army from 1945 - 1948.

Bob is survived by four daughters and sons-in-law, Mary and David Pensis, Little Suamico, Rosanne and Steve Van Laanen, Ashwaubenon, Bobbie and Mike Christiansen, Ashwaubenon, Amy and Chris Cuene, Ashwaubenon; eight grandchildren, Marlee (Joe) McGrath, Abigail (Nic) Vacek, Katie (Lee) Palmer, Amy (Cory) Bongle, Brent Van Laanen and fiance, Krystal Chappa , Andrea (Dan) Semrau, Carly and Clare Cuene; 8 great-grandchildren, Baylee, Jonathon, Cameron McGrath, Riley Vacek, Carson Palmer, Robby and Alec Semrau, Mayghan Bongle; Sister, Mary (Myron) Pickett, California; son-in-law, John Kurth, Texas.

In addition to his parents and wife, Bob is preceded in death by his daughter, Pat Kurth; brother, Gerald Marcey.

Visitation will be from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. Friday, May 13, 2011 at Nativity of Our Lord Catholic Church, 2270 South Oneida Street where a Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 a.m. with the Rev. John Becker officiating. Full military honors to follow. Entombment will be at Fort Howard Mausoleum. Lyndahl Funeral Home is serving the family. Online condolences may be expressed at www.lyndahl.com. In lieu of flowers a memorial fund has been established in Bob's name or memorials may be directed to the Salvation Army.

The family would like to thank the entire staff at Woodside Manor and Unity Hospice for all their care and concern given.

Dad was a devoted husband and father. His patience, wisdom, sense of humor and compassion will be greatly missed. We are thankful for the unconditional love and appreciation for family we share. We are truly blessed.

Lyndahl Funeral Home

and Cremation Services

1350 Lombardi Avenue

(920) 499-1223

 

Pavlik, Naomi Lorraine

10:51 PM, May. 11, 2011  |  

Naomi Lorraine (Nee Olson) Pavlik, met her Lord face to face on Thursday, May 5, at the age of 96 years. Naomi was born on Sept. 1, 1914, in Green Valley, Wis., to Ellef and Mamie Olson. Naomi attended Pleasant Valley Grade School. Naomi married Charles Pavlik in 1934. He preceded her in death in 1991. She worked at Gilbert Shoe Factory in Thiensville, for almost 20 years and also worked as head cook at St. Alfonsus Hospital in Port Washington, for many years. Naomi loved quilting and sent hundreds of quilts all over the world through her Lydia Dorcas Circle.

Naomi is survived by her only daughter, Marilyn Rintelman, Saukville. She is also survived by her five grandsons, Dale (Lauri) Rintelman, Pennsylvania; Tim (Linda) Rintelman, Pleasant Prairie; Mike (Marie) Rintelman, Saukville; Peter Rintelman, Michigan; and Tom Rintelman, Saukville. Naomi is also a beloved great-grandmother to 10 great-grandchildren, Scot (Jenn), Kristin, Kelly, Brian, Jakin, Margaret, Joshua, Naomi, Iscah and Jennifer.

Naomi was a member of Lake Drive Baptist Church where her Funeral Service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, May 14, at 8777 N. Lake Drive, Bayside. Visitation at the church from 10 a.m. until time of Service at 11a.m. Burial at 4 p.m. Saturday at Bethel Lutheran Church Cemetery in Oconto Falls, Wis. In lieu of flowers, memorials to Agape Fellowship, 485 E. 3rd St., Williamsport, PA, 17701 or Rawhide Youth and Family Counseling Services, E7475 Rawhide Rd., New London, WI 54961 or Lake Drive Baptist Church.

Schramka-Densow Funeral Home

Thiensville, WI 53092

262-242-3120

5/10/2011 Door County Advocate

 

Freix, Eleanor L.

9:13 PM, May. 10, 2011  |  

 

Eleanor L. Freix, 83, Sister Bay, died at Birchwood at Scandia Village in Sister Bay on Sunday, May 8, 2011. Eleanor was born on Dec. 5, 1927, in Baileys Harbor, to Joe and Ethel (Root) Kwaterski. She graduated from Gibraltar High School in 1945. After attending Door-Kewaunee County Normal School, Eleanor taught for two years at the Egg Harbor School.

On Dec. 27, 1948, she married Arnold S. Freix. Eleanor was a devoted member of St. Rosalia's Catholic Church all her life. She taught catechism classes, sang in the choir, helped with the liturgy every Sunday and often on weekdays.

Survivors include her children, Deborah (Paul) Woerfel, Fish Creek; Donald, Fish Creek; Douglas (Juanita), Winters, California; Daniel (Kathryn), Denver, Colo.; eight grandchildren; one brother, Florian Kwaterski; and two sisters, Arlene Champeau and Bernice Clifton. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews who were special to their Auntie Eleanor.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; brothers, Wesley and Ben; sister, Ethel Hilander; and an infant grandson.

The family would like to thank the "angels" of Scandia Village for the wonderful care given to their mother and for providing such heartfelt assistance and comfort to them as their mom's needs changed.

Funeral services will be held at Stella Maris Parish — Sister Bay Site on Friday, May 13, 2011, at 11 a.m. Friends may call at the Church from 9 a.m. until time of Mass. Interment will be at St. Rosalia's Cemetery in Sister Bay, Wis.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to Good Samaritan Scandia Village 10560 Applewood Road, Sister Bay, WI 54234 in Eleanor's memory.

Online condolences may be offered at www.caspersonfuneralhome.com

 

 

5/10/2011 Post Crescent

 

Hermanson, SSG Matthew Daniel

9:54 PM, May. 9, 2011  |  

 

SSG Matthew Daniel Hermanson passed away on Thursday April 28th, 2011, while proudly serving his country in Afghanistan. Matthew was born in Appleton on May 27, 1988, to Jeff and Sandy (Carew) Hermanson, and his big brothers Josh and Nathan. He graduated from Appleton North High School in 2006. On May 8th, 2010, he married the love of his life Rachel Younger of Elkhorn, Wisconsin.

Prior to serving in the U.S. Army, Matt worked for the Post-Crescent as a carrier, at the VFW Club bussing tables, at Copps Food Store doing numerous different things, and with Azco, Inc. building crane booms. He joined the U.S. Army in March of 2007 and after basic training served with the 2nd Battalion, 4th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division based out of Fort Polk, Louisiana. He earned numerous medals and honors including the Bronze Star and the Purple Heart. He was promoted to Staff Sergeant on the day he died. He loved serving his country and was proud to serve with the men that were part of his unit. He made many lifelong friends in the U. S. Army. He had extended his tour of duty to be with his guys through their year deployment, so then they would all come home together.

Matthew truly enjoyed the outdoors, fishing and hunting with his Dad and his brothers at the family's land up north. He would build and then tend the best campfires. He also enjoyed tearing things down and putting them back up again, also known as home remodeling. He enjoyed spending time at Berry Lake, with his family and friends, water skiing, knee boarding and tubing. The family tradition of finding the tallest Christmas tree in the forest and cutting it down and trying to get it in the house to decorate was something he looked forward to every year. He loved spending time with his friends Matt Winarski, Ian Wilson, Brandon Neuber, and Andy Ballard, and many more, riding around in their cars, playing video games or whatever crazy things they would come up with. Matt also enjoyed golfing. He was Grandma Karen and Grandpa Dan's special golfing partner. Matt was a good joke teller and storyteller. He would keep his audiences' full and rapt attention, only to have the ending of the story or joke be very lame. Then he would laugh at us and with us for being so caught up in what he was telling us. Matthew's greatest love was Rachel, but his truck surely came in second. He called it the 'Silver Back' after the big black gorillas. He was so proud of having it and being able to fix it up the way he wanted it. Matthew was one of the gentlest, most fun loving souls you would ever want to meet and his smile would light up a room.

 

Meulemans, Myron J.

9:55 PM, May. 9, 2011  |  

 

Myron Meulemans, 86, of Kaukauna, passed away on Saturday, May 7, 2011, at his home and is now with his loving wife of 64 years, Frances. Myron was born on August 13, 1924, to Frank and Margaret (Brittnacher) Meulemans. On August 17, 1944, he married the love of his life, Frances Verhoeven and they enjoyed many precious moments together. Myron worked at Roloff Manufacturing in Kaukauna for 38 years retiring in 1986. He was also the treasurer of the local union at Roloff's for many years. He was also a member of the Holy Cross Queen of Peace Choir under the direction of Mary Benotch.

Myron is survived by six children: Judy (Fred) Spietz, Kaukauna; Noreen (Gary Korth) Meulemans, Menasha; Sandy (Rod) Cotter, Universal City, Texas; Ken (Betty) Meulemans, Kaukauna; Mary (Kevin) Webster, Appleton; Karen (fiancee Dave Jannette) Chilton; 11 grandchildren; Dan (Amy) Spietz, Jim (Jean) Spietz, Bob (Jill) Spietz, Lori (Mark) Herzfeldt, Michelle (Charles) Gaitz, Sara (Brian Crimmins) Cotter, Kerri (Thomas) Holtapp, Christy Webster, Jason (Angela Erickson) Webster, Hollie (Tyler Zwiers) Webster, and Jake Lamers. Myron is further survived by eight great-grandchildren: Rebecca, Alex, Tyler and Bryanna Spietz, Derek and Chloe Herzfeldt, and Charles Ethan and Morgan Gaitz, three step grandchildren: Alex (Kayla) Broehm, Courtney and Cody Broehm, a brother, Ralph Meulemans and a sister, Rosemary Franz and many nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends.

Myron was preceded in death by his loving wife Frances in 2008, his parents Frank and Margaret Meulemans, father and mother-in-law; Peter and Gertrude Verhoeven, sister, Ruth (Peter) VerVoort, sisters-in-law; Mary Alice Meulemans and Marie DeBruin, brothers-in-law, Herman Franz and Anthony DeBruin and a very special grand daughter, Lisa Cotter.

The funeral liturgy for Myron will be held on Wednesday, May 11, 2011 at 11 a.m. at HOLY CROSS CATHOLIC CHURCH (309 Desnoyer St. Kaukauna) with Fr. Tom Pomeroy officiating. A time of visitation will be held on Wednesday from 9 a.m. until the time of the services at Holy Cross.

Dad, Your pain and suffering is now over, may you rest in peace in Heaven with Mom. We all love and miss both of you. The family would like to thank Joan Truax for her lunchtime conversations with dad.

God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, courage to change the things I can; and the wisdom to know the difference, living one day at a time, enjoying one moment at a time, accepting hardship as the pathway to peace. Amen

Fargo Funeral Home

400 W. Wisconsin Ave.

Kaukauna 920-766-6200

Online Condolences

www.wichmannfargo.com

 

5/11/2011 Post Crescent

 

Huss, Cleon P. "Hussy"

10:21 PM, May. 11, 2011  |  

 

Cleon P. "Hussy" Huss, Little Chute, age 83, died Tuesday, May 10, 2011, at his home surrounded by his family. He was born April 3, 1928, in Kaukauna, to the late George and Catherine (De Coster) Huss. Cleon married Marian Metz on September 10, 1949. He was part owner of Van Zeeland Implement-Kaukauna.

Cleon is survived by his loving wife of 61 years, Marian; children: Katherine (Tom) Schroder, Kaukauna; Patricia (Jon) Zeininger, Menasha; and Paul (Barb) Huss, Combined Locks; grandchildren: Sue Schroder, Tina (Nick) Voigt, Jamie (Rhonda) and Nick (Maureen) DeLeeuw, William IV (special friend Lauren Jares) and Jon Zeininger Jr., Mike (special friend Jessica Danielzcak), Joe, Kelly and Jason (Bailey) Huss; great-grandchildren: Austin, Ethan and Jasara Huss and was looking forward to the birth of three more later this year; brothers: Jerome (Delores), Floyd (Arleen), George (Rose) and Kenneth (Rosie); sister Nancy (John) Schmidt; sister-in-law Elvira (Elmer) Kraus; Godchildren: Dean Huss, Karen Boldt, Debbie Haessley, Carla Hicks and Mary Zierler; and extended family Jim (Leslie) Lursink and their children Jessica and Hailey. He is further survived by many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

In addition to his parents, Cleon was preceded in death by his father and mother-in-law: Michael and Irene Metz Jr.; siblings: Lawrence (Agnes), Sylvester (Ethel), Katherine and Robert (Mildred); and brothers and sisters-in-law: Anthony Metz, Helen Metz, Laurie (Gordon) Cotter and Marcella (Jules) Van Munn.

Visitation will be held Friday May 13, 2011, at HOLY CROSS PARISH (309 Desnoyer St., Kaukauna) beginning at 9 a.m. until time of Mass at 11 a.m. The Rev. Thomas Pomeroy will officiate. Committal St. John Cemetery, Little Chute. In lieu of flowers, a memorial will be established. For online condolences, please visit www.oconnellfh.com.

The family would like to extend a big thank you to Gina, Tammy, Susan, Christine, Lori and the Chaplain Dan from Affinity Health Hospice for their support during these times. We would also like to send a very special thank you to Phil for being with us this during the last hours of this difficult time. It will always be remembered. Also, a thank you to Ronnie, the nurse from Affinity, and the staff on the fourth floor (west) of St. Elizabeth's hospital for your support during these difficult times.

O'CONNELL

FUNERAL HOME

201 E. Main Street

Little Chute 920-788-6237

 

Walker, Eugene A.

10:19 PM, May. 11, 2011  |  

 

 

 

Kaukauna

Eugene Walker passed away on Tuesday morning, May 10, 2011, at home, after a courageous battle with cancer. He was born on March 14, 1930, in Kaukauna, son of Arden and Lila (Alger) Walker. In Gene's earlier years, he was very active in the Boy Scouts, and received his Eagle Scout badge; he was also one of Wally Mooney's scouts. After graduating from Kaukauna High School, Gene went to work at Thilmany Pulp and Paper. In December of 1948, Gene joined the United States Air Force and served four years, attaining the rank of Staff Sergeant. He served with the 54th Troop Carrier Squadron during the Korean War. On October 14, 1952, Gene married Ethel Gerrits at Holy Cross Church; the couple has resided in Kaukauna ever since. After working at Thilmany for forty years, he retired in 1987 as a shift supervisor on the paper machines.

Gene enjoyed deer hunting and fishing with his son and grandsons. He was also very much into wood crafting; and then there was golfing, bowling, and traveling that took up a lot of Gene's time. He was a member of the International Paper Management Club, Post #41 of the American Legion, Post #3319 of the VFW, Thilmany's Quarter Century Club, and was a former member of the Kaukauna Elks #962, Fox Valley Golf Club, and Fox Hills Golf Association.

Gene is survived by his wife of fifty-eight years: Ethel (Gerrits) Walker of Kaukauna; a son: Tom (Carmen) Walker of Iron Mountain, Michigan and Sharie (Jim) Halvorson of Lake Poygan; seven grandchildren: Jason Walker, Chelsey Stephenson, Leah Powell and her fiance Kevin Kamps, Cory Powell, Austin Halvorsen, Blake Halvorsen, and Christian; and a great-grandson Corey Stephenson. Gene is further survived by two sisters-in-law: Ellie Walker and Shelly Walker; as well as by Ethel's family: Gay (Lorraine) Otto, Vi Dickrell, Richard (Delores) Gerrits, Agnes Gerrits, and his aunt Ruth Wier, as well as many nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents Lila and Arden Walker, brothers Richard "Pro" Walker and John Walker, a daughter-in-law Mary Walker, his in-laws Bill and Loretta Gerrits, and brothers-in-law Amby Dickrell and Mel Gerrits.

The funeral liturgy for Gene will be held at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday, May 14, 2011, at HOLY CROSS CATHOLIC CHURCH, 309 Desnoyer Street in Kaukauna with Fr. Tim Pomeroy officiating. Interment will be in the parish cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home on Friday from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. and again at the church on Saturday morning from 8:30 a.m. until the time of the service. There will be a parish scripture service at 7:30 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

The family would like to thank Dr. Gregory Johnson and his nurse Tabitha, Dr. Munson, Dr. Klingbile, the staff at Appleton Medical Center, the staff at Parkside Care Center, everyone at Theda Care at Home Hospice, and all of Gene's visitors and friends. We will never forget your kindness.

Fargo Funeral Home

400 W. Wisconsin Avenue

Kaukauna 766-6200

Online condolences

www.wichmannfargo.com

 

5/13/2011 GBPG

 

Richardson, Gerald F. (Jerry)

11:15 PM, May. 12, 2011  |  

 

Gerald F. (Jerry) Richardson, 79, Allouez resident, passed away peacefully in his sleep at home on May 9, 2011. He was born July 11, 1931, in Santa Cruz, Calif. Jerry received his elementary and high school education in Aurora, Ill.

He also attended Aurora University in Aurora, Ill. Jerry served his country as a member of the United States Air Force during the Korean War from 1950 to 1953. After his military service, Jerry worked for Fiber Board Paper Products Inc. in San Francisco, for 13 years; for Stone Container, Dayton, Ohio for 12 years; and for Green Bay Packaging Inc. from January 1969 to Dec. 31, 1997, where he became Executive Vice President of the Shipping Container Divisions. Jerry passionately dedicated many years of his life to Green Bay Packaging.

Throughout his life, his love for his family dogs was heartwarming. He will be sadly missed by Coco. Jerry enjoyed spending time at the casino, both in Oneida and Las Vegas; good times, fine restaurants and his nightly martini; and spending many years golfing with friends.

Jerry held memberships and positions in several business or professional groups including Brown County Historical Society, Board of Directors; CSI, Advisory Board Member; American Management Association; Fiber Box Association; Board of Directors, Fiber Box Association; Corrugated Packaging Council. Beyond his professional career, Jerry held memberships and positions in Civic Groups, four years on the Clyde, Ohio School Board (Chairman of the negotiating committee for two years, and President for one year); two years as Chairman for school levy drives and Chairman of the United Fund Drive; Methodist Church Board member, all in Clyde, Ohio; 10 years as member of the Sandusky County Cancer Board; member of the Exchange Club and Lions Club; United Fund, Brown County; Green Bay Country Club, Board of Directors, Executive Board, Finance Committee, Club Secretary and Long Range Planning. For his dedicated service, Jerry received honors, awards and citations from the Ohio School Board Association, American Cancer Society, United Fund, School Board and Methodist Church of Clyde, Ohio.

Survivors include his wife, Diane Richardson; two sons, Brad (Lorie) Richardson, and their children, Brianne and Brian, Republic, Ohio; Rod Richardson and his children, Andrea, Nathan, Bellevue, Ohio; stepchildren, Larry Van Lanen and his children, Liza and Olivia Van Lanen; Julie (Rob) Harris and their children, Jennifer and Brad; Kim (Ross) Goldbeck; and Jody (Chuck) Parilli and their children, Gianna, Jillian and Julia. He is also survived by one brother, Bob (Mim) Richardson; one sister Marian (Bill) Wallbaum; and one brother-in-law, Bob Nelson. He was preceded in death by his parents and his sister, Marge Nelson.

Friends may call at Proko-Wall Funeral Home, 1630 E. Mason St., Saturday from 9 to 11:30 a.m. Funeral service 11:30 a.m. at the funeral home with Rev. Ted Tromble officiating. Burial in Woodlawn Cemetery. Online condolences may be sent to the Richardson family at www.prokowall.com.

The family would like to express a sincere thank you to Jerry's dedicated caregivers, Melanie Serooge, Candice Bain, Hannah Raught, and Home Instead of Green Bay.

 

Valentine, Nancy

9:00 PM, May. 14, 2011  |  

Nancy Valentine, of The Villages, Fla., died suddenly, Sunday, April 3, 2011, of a heart attack.

Born in Green Bay, to the late Anthony and Eleanor Vandherheyden on Sept. 21, 1938. Nancy was a loving mother, devoted wife and had grown to become a passionate golfer. Nancy loved to vacation in the warm weather of Florida and had relocated there permanently in October 2010.

Nancy graduated from St. Joseph's Academy in Green Bay in 1957. On April 30, 1960, she was married to Don Valentine with whom she spent 51 wonderful years.

Nancy resided in Neenah, Wis., most of her life where she worked for 31 years at Bill Paul Ltd. until their recent move to Florida.

Nancy is survived by her husband, Don; daughter, Michele; son, Paul (Alison); grandsons, J.P., Nathan; brother, Lee; sisters, Jean (Ken) Posey, Mary (Tom) Vandehei. Nancy is preceded in death by her sister, Norma and brother, Francis.

The celebration of Nancy's life will be held at 11 a.m., May 21, 2011, at St. Raphael's Catholic Church, 830 S. Westhaven Dr., Oshkosh, Wis. Lunch will be served following. There will be a visitation prior to the Mass beginning at 9 a.m. The family has prepared a memory box for Nancy. Please feel free to bring your favorite memories of Nancy with you on sheet of paper to place in the box (pen & paper will also be provided).

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the American Heart Association.

http://honor.americanheart.org/goto/NancyValentine

Directions to church (due to construction): Turn west on Hwy 21, mile to Westhaven Dr., turn south for one mile.

Westgor Funeral Home

205 W. Doty Ave.

Neenah 722-7151

Online condolences:

www.westgorfuneral

homes.com

 

DeDecker, Thomas J. "Tom"

8:39 PM, May. 14, 2011  |  

 

Thomas J."Tom" DeDecker, Appleton, age 68, passed away at St. Elizabeth Hospital on Saturday, May 7, 2011. He was born in Appleton on June 23, 1942, the son of the late Walter and Cecilia (White) DeDecker. Tom was proud to serve in the United States Navy. He worked for the U.W. System as a Power Engineer and had an interest in automobiles. Tom will be remembered for his social nature.

Tom is survived by his children: Julie (Tom) Vakos, Racine; Jeff DeDecker, Fullerton, CA; granddaughter, Alexia Kach; brother, Michael DeDecker, Ohio; sisters: Myrna (Marvin) Griesbach, Appleton; Sue (Ned) Wittmann, Kimberly; brother-in-law, Jim Fuerst; and former wife, Cherilyn DeDecker.

He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Joseph DeDecker; sister, Barb Fuerst; infant brother, Patrick DeDecker; infant sister, Carolyn DeDecker; and former wife, Joyce DeDecker.

Burial with military honors will be at 1 p.m. on Thursday, May 19, 2011 in Central Wisconsin Veterans Memorial Cemetery, King, WI.

The family would like to express their deep appreciation to the excellent nursing staff at St. Elizabeth Hospital for their compassionate care.

Wichmann Funeral Home

537 N. Superior Street

Appleton 739-1231

Online Condolences

www.wichmannfargo.com

 

Valentine, Nancy

9:00 PM, May. 14, 2011  |  

Nancy Valentine, of The Villages, Florida, died suddenly, Sunday, April 3rd, 2011 of a heart attack. Born in Green Bay to the late Anthony and Eleanor Vandherheyden on September 21st, 1938. Nancy was a loving Mother, devoted Wife and had grown to become a passionate golfer. Nancy loved to vacation in the warm weather of Florida and had relocated there permanently in October 2010.

Nancy graduated from St. Joseph's Academy in Green Bay in 1957. On April 30th, 1960 she was married to Don Valentine with whom she spent 51 wonderful years. Nancy resided in Neenah, WI, most of her life where she worked for 31 years at Bill Paul Ltd. until their recent move to Florida.

Nancy is survived by her husband Don; daughter, Michele; son, Paul (Alison); grandsons: J.P., Nathan; brother, Lee; sisters: Jean (Ken) Posey, Mary (Tom) Vandehei.

Nancy is preceded in death by her sister, Norma and Brother, Francis.

The celebration of Nancy's life will be held at 11 a.m., May 21, 2011, at St. Raphael's Catholic Church; 830 S. Westhaven Dr., Oshkosh, WI. Lunch will be served following. There will be a visitation prior to the mass beginning at 9 a.m. The family has prepared a memory box for Nancy. Please feel free to bring your favorite memories of Nancy with you on sheet of paper to place in the box (pen and paper will also be provided). In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the American Heart Association. http://honor.americanheart.org/goto/NancyValentine

Directions to church (due to construction): Turn west on Hwy 21, mile to Westhaven Dr., turn south for one mile.

Westgor Funeral Home

205 W. Doty Ave.

Neenah 722-7151

Online condolences:

www.westgorfuneral

homes.com

 

5/13/2011 Herald Times Reporter

 

Robert J. "Bob" Barbeau (1921 - 2011)

 



 

Barbeau, Robert J. 'Bob'

Robert J. Barbeau, age 89, a resident of St. Mary's Home at the Felician Village, Manitowoc, died Wednesday afternoon, May 11, 2011 at the home.

He was born on October 30, 1921, in Manitowoc, son of the late John A. and Elizabeth (Richmond) Barbeau. Bob was a graduate of Manitowoc Lincoln High School, Class of 1939. He then served in the United States Army during World War II in the Pacific theater in the Figi Islands. On June 27, 1942, he married the former Virginia M. Gerroll at St. Boniface Catholic Church, Manitowoc. Bob was employed at several companies in the area, including Kortas Automotive Company, Mirro Aluminum and the Manitowoc Ice Company.

Survivors include his wife: Virginia Barbeau, Manitowoc; two sons and daughters-in-law: David & Sharon Barbeau, Whitelaw, Thomas & Jean Barbeau, Manitowoc; three daughters and sons-in-law: Patricia & James Danielson, Baileys Harbor, Jane & Robert Kellerman, Sturgeon Bay, Marianne & Thomas Haag, Newton; seven grandchildren: Scott (Felice) Danielson, Plantsville, CT., Susan (Jason) Dercks, Combined Locks, John (Amy) Kellerman, Hartland, Lisa (Chad) Nigl, Oshkosh, Lynn (Steve) May, Manitowoc, Melissa (Mike) Kolkovich, Pardeeville, WI, Michael Brixius, Manitowoc; step grandchildren: Charles Schmeda, Milwaukee, Maggie Schmeda, Little Chute and Jessica Haag, Neenah; eleven great grandchildren: James, Olivia, Lane, Ava, Ally, Jake, Grace, Claire, Snowden, Paizylee, Mallory and one step great granddaughter: Kylee; a sister: Maxine Mrotek, Manitowoc; one brother-in-law and two sisters-in-law: Lawrence & LouAnn Gerroll, Two Rivers, June Gerroll,Two Rivers; and four sisters-in-law and a brother-in-law: Shirley Kretsch, Kiel, Betty & Leo Holschbach, Manitowoc, Phylis Leschig, Greenwood, Indiana, and Janice Englehardt, Tucson, Arizona. Nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends also survive. He was also preceded in death by a brother and sister-in-law: Mark & Mae Barbeau; three sisters and brothers-in-law: Lila & John Spjut, Elizabeth & Warren Gamble, Mary Ann & Lester Novy; a son-in-law: Darryl Brixius; and five brothers-in-law: Max Mrotek, Roy Kretsch, Walter Leschig, Ralph Englehardt and Robert Gerroll.

Funeral Services will be held at 12:00 Noon Monday, May 16, 2011 at Blessed Angela Chapel at Felician Village, Manitowoc. Officiating at the Mass of Christian Burial will be the Rev. Dan Felton. Cremation has occurred at All-Care Cremation Center, Manitowoc, and Robert will be laid to rest at Evergreen Cemetery, where graveside Military Rites will be accorded by VFW Otto Oas Post 659.

The family will greet relatives and friends at the Blessed Angela Chapel at Felician Village, Manitowoc, from 11:00 a.m. Monday, May 16, 2011 until 11:45 a.m.

The Pfeffer Funeral Home & All-Care Cremation Center, Manitowoc, is assisting the family with funeral arrangements. Bob had many interests, especially motor sports, including motorcycle racing as a young man and later moto-cross with his sons. He and Virginia loved their annual camping trips to northern Wisconsin. He was also skilled at auto mechanics and carpentry.

The family would like to express their thanks and gratitude to Dr. Gary Schmidt and the entire staff of St. Mary's Home at Felician Village for their thoughtful care of Robert.


 

Published in Manitowoc Herald Times Reporter from May 13 to May 14, 2011

 

5/14/2011 Door County Advocate

 

Kersten, Mary G.

5:58 PM, May. 13, 2011  |  
 

 

Early in the morning of Tuesday, May 10, Mary G. Kersten, 96, Algoma, passed away peacefully into Eternal Life at Algoma Long Term Care. She was born on Dec. 16, 1914, to the late James and Bessie (Cmeyla) Koutsky in the Town of Pierce (Alaska), the youngest of their three children. She attended Alaska Grade School, Algoma High School (graduating as salutatorian of her class), and graduated from Door Kewaunee Teachers College in l933, with a Grade A teaching certificate. There were not enough schools for all of the teachers, so Mary worked as a receptionist at the Kewaunee County Court House on a Federal government project.

She married Harry J. Kersten on Sept. 19, 1934. He passed away in 1952, leaving her a single parent to raise their only child, 9-year old Karen. It was at this time that she developed her attitude of "We can do this." Mary began her life-long career when Katch's Department Store opened in Algoma in l936, where she became a buyer and manager. This eventually included doing the buying for the store in New York City, traveling four times a year for 25 years. She worked at Katch's until the closing of the store in l98l, after being there for 45 years. She was a pioneer as a women working outside of the home and raising a family.

Family was the most important part of Mary's life, and she was always so grateful that we were all so close and able to spend so much time together. Surviving are her daughter, Karen and her husband Dennis Wautlet (her "favorite" son-in-law), and their daughters and their families, Jodi (Mark Sauter) Wautlet and her children, Brooks Renard and Blair Wautlet, Jill Wautlet and her daughter, Jadyn, and Jane (Mike) Haase and their children, Will and Isabelle. Mary was indeed the matriarch of our family, always thinking of others more than herself.

Mary was an active member of St. Mary Parish. She was a charter member of the Rosary Society since 1937 and it's oldest living member. She also was a Eucharistic Minister for many years, took communion to the home bound, served funeral luncheons, and belonged to a Bible study group and prayer group. She was a member of the Algoma Election Board over 30 years. She loved to play cards and Bingo, and hang out with "The Committee" for their once a month luncheon travels. She was always cooking and baking, making sure all the family had enough to eat, and even cooking for several years for an Algoma priest. In her spare time she crocheted slippers and afghans and stitched over 1,000 decorative Kleenex boxes. Mom loved to be active and to be with people!

Besides her husband and parents, Mary was preceded in death by her sister, Lillian Montowski in 2009, at age 98 and her brother, Arnold (Bud) Koustky in January, 2011 at age 98.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in Mary's name to St. Mary Parish, Algoma or Algoma Long Term Care. Family and friends may sign the online guest book at www.schinderle.com.

Friends called at Schinderle Funeral Home, Algoma, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Thursday, May 12 and also on Friday, May 13, at St. Mary Parish from 11 a.m. until the time of the Mass of Christian Burial at 12 noon, with Fr. Bill Switchtenberg presiding. Burial immediately following in the parish cemetery.

Mary's family extends a very special thank you to all the "angels" at Algoma Long Term Care. She was so happy to spend the last couple years of her life there.

5/15/2011 GBPG

 

Parkhomenko, Anastasia P

12:02 AM, May. 15, 2011  |  

 

Anastasia P. Parkhomenko, 86, Green Bay, formerly of Russia, joined her Savior in Heaven, Friday, May 13, 2011, following several months of age-related declining health complicated by stroke.

Anastasia was born March 24, 1925, in European Russia near the border of the Ukraine and Byelorussia, the second of five children.

Following the death of her father, a church pastor, during the forced-collectivization of the Soviet Union, many of the responsibilities for raising the family fell upon her at a very young age.

Surviving both the Nazi occupation of their farm as well as the subsequent reconquest by the Red Army, the family eventually joined her brother stationed in the Siberian Far-East after World War II. There Anastasia remained for several decades in the city of Komsomolsk-na-Amure helping to watch over her sister's children and grandchildren, working as a plasterer and later in a bakery, while leading an underground, Pentecostal house-church for twenty years. She and members of her church were regularly monitored, questioned and forced to pay the Communist authorities due to their activities and beliefs.

In 1989, the family was granted a visa to leave the Soviet Union as political refugees. And Anastasia joined the family on their sojourn, eventually settling in Green Bay, Wisconsin, in 1990, after spending some time in Italy and Tennessee. She remained as a support for her family, and enjoyed needlepoint and knitting. But most of all, she always found her most comfort in reading the Bible daily, living a life dignified and confident in the Word of God.

She was a member of the Slavic Evangelical Church in Green Bay.

A favorite verse she quoted to others was Isaiah 45: 9-12 which begins in part, "Woe to him who contends with his Maker.... Dare the clay say to its modeler, 'What are you doing?'"

She is survived by her sister, Natalya Trubchaninova of Green Bay; her niece Elena Guba and family of Green Bay; a nephew, Oleg Trubchaninov of Green Bay; niece, Lilya Svetleachniy and family of Freedom; niece, Amy Manning and family of Nichols; and niece, Tatyana Reimer and family of Appleton; as well as many extended family members both in Wisconsin and Russia.

She was preceded in death by her older sister, Olga, and younger brothers, Fyodor, and Misha in Russia.

Friends may call at Blaney Funeral Home, 1521 Shawano Ave., from 10 to 11 a.m. Tuesday. The Funeral Service will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home with the Rev. Slava Guba officiating. To send online condolences, please go to www.BlaneyFuneral Home.com.

Anastasia's family wishes to extend its appreciation for the compassionate care shown by the staffs of Bayshore Village and Heartland Hospice in the final days of her life on Earth and to the people of Green Bay for providing such a facility for those who cannot otherwise afford such care.

 

5/15/2011 Post Crescent

 

DeDecker, Thomas J. "Tom"

8:39 PM, May. 14, 2011  |  

 

Thomas J."Tom" DeDecker, Appleton, age 68, passed away at St. Elizabeth Hospital on Saturday, May 7, 2011. He was born in Appleton on June 23, 1942, the son of the late Walter and Cecilia (White) DeDecker. Tom was proud to serve in the United States Navy. He worked for the U.W. System as a Power Engineer and had an interest in automobiles. Tom will be remembered for his social nature.

Tom is survived by his children: Julie (Tom) Vakos, Racine; Jeff DeDecker, Fullerton, CA; granddaughter, Alexia Kach; brother, Michael DeDecker, Ohio; sisters: Myrna (Marvin) Griesbach, Appleton; Sue (Ned) Wittmann, Kimberly; brother-in-law, Jim Fuerst; and former wife, Cherilyn DeDecker.

He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Joseph DeDecker; sister, Barb Fuerst; infant brother, Patrick DeDecker; infant sister, Carolyn DeDecker; and former wife, Joyce DeDecker.

Burial with military honors will be at 1 p.m. on Thursday, May 19, 2011 in Central Wisconsin Veterans Memorial Cemetery, King, WI.

The family would like to express their deep appreciation to the excellent nursing staff at St. Elizabeth Hospital for their compassionate care.

Wichmann Funeral Home

537 N. Superior Street

Appleton 739-1231

Online Condolences

www.wichmannfargo.com

 

5/16/2011 GBPG

 

Carriveau, Jeanette H. (Casper)

9:00 PM, May. 15, 2011  |  

Jeanette H. (Casper) Carriveau, 89, Oconto Falls, loving wife and mother, was called to her heavenly home on Sunday morning, May 15, 2011, surrounded by her loving family. She was born March 8, 1922, in Lena, to Michael and Katherine (Burg) Casper. After graduating from high school, she was employed in Lena and Milwaukee. The former St. Charles Catholic Church in Lena was the setting for the exchange of marriage vows with her husband, Ray, on July 31, 1948.

Ray and Jeanette lived on the family dairy farm in Oconto Falls and in 1963, began The Vacation Farm, offering boys and girls throughout the United States an opportunity to enjoy rural life, horsemanship and other camping activities. Many Girls Scouts received their certification in horsemanship at The Vacation Farm and in the 1970's, outdoor education classes were offered in the spring and fall. Mrs. C., as Jeanette was called by the many campers, was responsible for meals, general housekeeping and being a "2nd Mom" to the younger children. She touched the lives of many children, parents, teachers and counselors during the years of operating their business.

Jeanette was a member of the Diocesan Council of Catholic Women and a member of the Sanctuary Singers Choir at St. Anthony Catholic Church. She enjoyed singing, dancing, reading and traveling. She answered the calling of being a loving and caring wife, mother and grandmother in her life.

Survivors are her two children, Joseph (Mira Fe) Carriveau, Oshkosh; Kathy Allen, Oconto Falls; two grandchildren, Jim (Julie) Carriveau and Tom (Ashley) Carriveau; two great-grandchildren, Addison and Oliver; two sisters, Bernice Kugel and Marcella Meyers; many nieces and nephews.

Besides her parents and husband of 54 years, Raymond, she was also preceded in death by two brothers, Ed and Gerald Casper; seven sisters, Viola, Helen and infant, Velora Casper, Betty Duester, Verna Janik, Eleanor Koebach and Luella Kettner; sisters-in-law, Evelyn Casper, Betty Sherman, Irma Blaser, Dorothy Courtion and Violet Larson; brothers-in-law, Roman Duester, Frank Janik, Joe Casper, Joe Koebach, John Kettner and George Carriveau; and one grandson, Danny Carriveau.

Visitation will be held after 9 a.m. Thursday, May 19, 2011, at St. Anthony Catholic Church in Oconto Falls, until the time of service. Mass of Christian Burial will be held 11 a.m. Thursday at the church with the Rev. Fr. Joel Sember officiating. Cremation will follow with burial of the urn in the church cemetery. Jones Funeral Service in Oconto Falls, is serving the Carriveau family (920-848-2222 or visit: www.jonesfuneral.com).

A memorial fund will be established.

The Carriveau family would like to thank Unity Hospice, especially Heidi and Amy, for their care and concern during Jeanette's illness.

Neinas, Elfrieda "Frieda"

10:01 PM, May. 15, 2011  |  

 

Elfrieda "Frieda" Neinas, 96, Sturgeon Bay, passed away at Ministry Door County Medical Center on May 14, 2011. She was born on Oct. 16, 1914, in the Town of Lincoln, to Arthur and Amelia Herison. As a young girl, Frieda did house work in Algoma and Sturgeon Bay.

On July 10, 1935, she married Harvey Neinas at Emanuel Lutheran Church, Kolberg. They lived with his parents on the home farm until 1939 when they purchased the farm and made it their home. She and her husband were long-time members of the Happy Hoppers Dance Club. Frieda enjoyed embroidering, playing cards, baking and spending time with her family and friends. Her husband preceded her in death on July 27, 1986.

Survivors include a son, Earl (Ruth) Neinas, Sturgeon Bay; two daughters, Carole (Orville) Mueller, Algoma; Susan (Duane "Corky") Corbisier, Sturgeon Bay; seven grandchildren, Gerald (friend, Sandy) Mueller; Mike (Barb) Mueller, Dale (Linda) Mueller; Corey (Tammy) Corbisier, Jaime (Brian) Forest; Steven (Annette) Neinas; Richard (Tracy) Neinas; four step-grandchildren, Dawn Corbisier, Scott Corbisier, Christopher (Donna) Corbisier, Teri (Dan) Rass; 14 great-grandchildren, seven step-great-grandchildren, one great-great-grandchild, three step-great-great-grandchildren; two sisters, Lorraine Srnka and Arlene Krueger, both of Kewaunee; in-laws, Herman (Madeline) Neinas, Brussels; and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; a brother, Walter Herison; and three sisters, Mary Theis, Leona Theis and Elsie Hedquist.

Funeral Services will be 11 a.m. Friday, May 20, 2011, at Emanuel Lutheran Church, Kolberg, with the Rev. Larry Zessin officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the Forbes Funeral Home and then after 10 a.m. Friday at the church until time of services. Devotions will be conducted at 7 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

Memorials may be directed to Emanuel Lutheran Church.

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

 

5/16/2011 Herald Times Reporter

 

Earl L. Gauthier (1928 - 2011)



 

Gauthier, Earl L.

Earl L. Gauthier, age 82, of Two Rivers, entered into eternal rest at Aurora Bay Care Medical Center, Green Bay, Sunday morning, May 15, 2011. Earl was born on Dec. 22, 1928, to the late Lawrence and Agnes (Sousek) Gauthier in Two Rivers. He graduated from Washington High School with the Class of 1946 and then served in the U.S. Army. Earl was in the Korean War, serving as Military Police and Food Inspector.

On Oct. 3, 1952, he married Marlynne Berger at St. Luke's Catholic Church, Two Rivers. She preceded Earl in death on April 18, 2005. He married Aileen Christensen on March 29, 2008. Earl, along with his brother, Neal, owned and operated Gauthier's Meat Market. He shot trap at Westshore Sportsman Club for many years, enjoyed bowling at Rudy's Lanes and was an avid sportsman.

Earl is survived by wife: Aileen Christensen; one son and daughter-in-law: Steve and Sue Gauthier, Mishicot; two daughters and two sons-in-law: Rhonda and Gerald Lorenz, Manitowoc; and Diane and Daniel Hrudka Manitowoc; seven grandchildren: Brandan Gauthier, Nicole Lorenz, Erika and Joseph Popp, Holly and Nic Franz, Wyatt Hrudka, Bryce Hrudka, and Chad Pohl; two great-grandsons: Breckin Franz and Gavin Popp; one brother: Neal and Sue Gauthier, Two Rivers; two sisters-in-law: Barbara and William Baker, Two Rivers; Jeannine and Steve Burk, Manitowoc. He is further survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Earl is also preceded in death by one brother, Dale.

Funeral services for Earl will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, May 18, 2011, at St. Peter the Fisherman, Two Rivers. Officiating at the Mass of Christian Burial will be the Rev. Tom Reynebeau. He will be laid to rest at Holy Cross Cemetery, Two Rivers, following the service. Full Military Honors will be accorded by VFW and American Legion of Two Rivers.

The family will greet relatives and friends on Wednesday, May 18, 2011, at St. Peter the Fisherman, Two Rivers, from 9:30 to 10:45 a.m.

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


 

Published in Manitowoc Herald Times Reporter on May 16, 2011

 

5/17/2011 GBPG

 

Demeny, Karen Lee

11:31 PM, May. 16, 2011  |  

 

Karen Lee Demeny, 66, Green Bay, died Sunday, May 15, 2011.

She was born May 7, 1945, in Baraboo, to Wilbur and Frances (Worden) Ferdon.

On June 12, 1965, she married LeRoy "Lee" Demeny.

Karen retired as secretary to the Registrar at NWTC. She enjoyed gardening, reading, auctions, antiquing, embroidery, traveling, and her cats, Chloe and Maya. Karen appreciated a sense of humor and her dry wit will be missed.

Survivors include four children and their spouses, Kimberly Demeny and Michael Hermes, Suamico; Jason Demeny and Susan Ingrao, Seattle, Wash.; Jennifer and Thomas Hickey, Green Bay; Jessica and Daniel Puhrmann, Hager City. She was "Grammy" to Sam, Sydney and Sophie Hermes, Alexandra and Gabrielle Demeny, Kathryn Hickey, Lily, Owen, Gavin and Evie Puhrmann, and Anna Puhrmann due in August. She is also survived by a brother, James Ferdon, Wisconsin Rapids; a sister, Judith (Lawrence) Parfitt, Houlton; many brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law; nieces, nephews, and a small close-knit group of friends.

Karen was preceded in death by her husband, Lee on June 22, 1998; and her parents.

Friends may call at Blaney Funeral Home, 1521 Shawano Ave., from 4:30 to 7 p.m. Wednesday. A Parish Wake Service will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday. Friends may also call at SS. Edward & Isidore Catholic Church, 3667 Flintville Rd., Flintville, from 10 to 11 a.m. Thursday. The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Thursday at the church with the Rev. David Kasperek officiating. Burial will be in SS. Edward & Isidore Cemetery, Flintville. To send online condolences, please go to www.BlaneyFuneralHome.com.

 

5/17/2011 Herld Times Reporter

 

Christopher Thomas John Compton

Compton, Christopher Thomas John

Christopher, loving son and brother went to be with the Lord on April 26, 2011. He died with his mother and father at his side with his brother Andrew on speakerphone.

His family wishes you could have met this wonderful young loving man who was quiet and well liked and loved by everyone who knew him, but these words will have to do and they will not do him justice.

Chris was born in Fullerton, CA on 12/28/1981. He attended Troy High School in CA. and was a member of the cross country team and graduated with the class of 2000. He earned his Eagle Scout from Troop 93 in Fullerton, CA. Chris enlisted in the US Navy, spending several years in training and the remainder as an electrician on the USS Eisenhower. During these military years Chris lived with Maria Lowel and her daughters Rachael and Anna who soon became Christopher's second family. After receiving an honorable discharge for his 6 years of duty, Chris attended Fullerton College and Cal State University, Long Beach, CA. Chris had a can-do personality, never complaining about the jobs he was assigned. He lost a long fight with pneumonia, a recurring condition since birth.

Chris is survived by his mother, Diane; father, John of CA, his younger brother Andrew and wife Laura Beth Compton of OH. Also survived by Aunt Maxine Richardson of CA, Uncle Terry Harlow and wife Sue of England, Grandfather Albert Anton Bugler of Iron River, MI, Grandmother Marlene Barger (estranged) Two Rivers, Uncle Dennis Bugler of Alvin, WI, Aunt Cathy Hess of AZ, Great Aunt Joan Michalek of Two Rivers, Great Uncle Jerry and his wife Deloris Biel of Two Rivers, Great Great Aunt Lil Bero of Two Rivers, Great Great Aunt Francis Hess of Two Rivers and hundreds of cousins and friends.

A memorial service will be held Friday, May 20, 2011 at 10:00am at the Blessed Sacrament Episcopal Church, 1314 N. Angelina Dr., Placentia, CA.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to the Christopher Compton fund for Disable Students Veterans or Quilt Foundation Blocks for the Brave, make checks out to Cathy Dolan and please place Blocks for the Brave in your memo of your check. Please mail checks to 433 N. King. Fullerton, CA 92833. Christopher's ashes will be interned at the Riverside National Cemetery in a private ceremony in Riverside, CA.

McAulay & Wallace Mortuary of Fullerton, CA are handling arrangements.


 

Published in Manitowoc Herald Times Reporter on May 17, 2011

 

5/18/2011 Door County Advocate

 

Neinas, Elfrieda "Frieda"

9:05 PM, May. 17, 2011  |  
 

Elfrieda "Frieda" Neinas, 96, Sturgeon Bay, passed away at Ministry Door County Medical Center on May 14, 2011. She was born Oct. 16, 1914, in the Town of Lincoln, to Arthur and Amelia Herison. As a young girl, Frieda did house work in Algoma and Sturgeon Bay. On July 10, 1935, she married Harvey Neinas at Emanuel Lutheran Church, Kolberg. They lived with his parents on the home farm until 1939 when they purchased the farm and made it their home. She and her husband were long time members of the Happy Hoppers Dance Club. Frieda enjoyed embroidering, playing cards, baking, and spending time with her family and friends. Her husband preceded her in death on July 27, 1986.

Survivors include a son, Earl (Ruth) Neinas, Sturgeon Bay; two daughters, Carole (Orville) Mueller, Algoma; Susan (Duane "Corky") Corbisier, Sturgeon Bay; seven grandchildren, Gerald (friend, Sandy) Mueller, Mike (Barb) Mueller, Dale (Linda) Mueller, Corey (Tammy) Corbisier, Jaime (Brian) Forest, Steven (Annette) Neinas, Richard (Tracy) Neinas; four step-grandchildren, Dawn Corbisier, Scott Corbisier, Christopher (Donna) Corbisier, Teri (Dan) Rass; 14 great-grandchildren, seven step-great-grandchildren, one great-great-grandchild, three step-great-great-grandchildren; two sisters, Lorraine Srnka and Arlene Krueger, both of Kewaunee; in-laws, Herman (Madeline) Neinas, Brussels; and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; a brother, Walter Herison; three sisters, Mary Theis, Leona Theis, and Elsie Hedquist.

Funeral Services will be 11 a.m. Friday, May 20, 2011, at Emanuel Lutheran Church, Kolberg, with the Rev. Larry Zessin officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the Forbes Funeral Home and then after 10 a.m. Friday at the church until time of services. Devotions will be conducted at 7 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Memorials may be directed to Emanuel Lutheran Church. On line condolences may be offered at www.forbesfuneralhome.com.

 

 

5/18/2011 GBPG

 

McDermid Sr., Robert L. "Runto"

11:06 PM, May. 17, 2011  |  

 

Robert L. "Runto" McDermid Sr., 60, Oconto Falls, died suddenly of a heart attack Monday morning, May 16, 2011, at home.

He was born Oct. 17, 1950, in Oconto Falls, to Neil and Vi (Trudeau) McDermid and was Dr. Cowles "5000th baby delivery. "

Bob grew up in Oconto Falls, where he attended St. Anthony Catholic Grade School and Oconto Falls High School. As a young man, he and his brother, Mike went to work at Brillion Iron Works. Bob then moved to Las Vegas where he worked for his good friend, Joe Guski Tree Service before returning to Oconto Falls to work with his brother, Mike, trucking for Lakewood Pallet & Wood Products.

On Dec. 17, 1977, he married Carmen Braun.

Bob then owned and operated Falls Auto Salvage for many years and also operated McDermid Recycling & Demolition in Milwaukee during the same time period. Bob will be fondly remembered for his willingness to help anyone and enjoyed spending time with his children, grandchildren and large family. He also enjoyed old cars, motorcycles and the salvage business.

Survivors are his three children, Robert (Amanda) McDermid, Oconto Falls; Lisa (Keven) Thomson, Lena; Katrina (Jim) McDermid, Pittsfield; six grandchildren, Zachary, Robert III and Alissa McDermid, Georgia, Dalton and Owen Thomson; his mother, Vi McDermid, Oconto Falls; one brother, Dan (Deb) McDermid, Suring; four sisters, Pat Wranosky, Shelby, Mich.; Geraldine (Richard) Kruse, Curran, Mich.; Ronnie (Craig) Kopatz, Susie (Donnie) McDermid, one sister-in-law, Mary McDermid, all of Oconto Falls; many aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his father, Neil; one brother, Mike; and brother-in-law, Dennis Meunier.

Due to a wedding in the family this weekend in the Detroit area, visitation will be held 4 to 8 p.m. Monday, May 23, 2011, at Jones Funeral Service in Oconto Falls. Visitation will continue at St. Anthony Catholic Church in Oconto Falls, after 10 a.m. Tuesday, May 24, 2011, until the time of service. Mass of Christian Burial will be held 11 a.m. Tuesday at the church with the Rev. Fr. Joel Sember officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

5/19/2011 GBPG

 

Leiterman, Gary J.

9:00 PM, May. 18, 2011  |  

Gary J. Leiterman, 61, Green Bay, died unexpectedly at his home on Monday, May 16, 2011.

He was born on May 5, 1950, in Green Bay, to Clarence and Doris (Klarkowski) Leiterman.

Gary was a 1969 graduate of Denmark High School and later earned a degree in Accounting from NWTC.

He worked at Musicians Repair and Supply for many years. Gary enjoyed antiquing, going to auctions and flea markets. He also loved exercising and gardening.

He is survived by his father, Clarence Leiterman; siblings, Carol (Ron) Jacques, Tom Leiterman, Judy (Myron) Mertens, Kathy (Bruce) Balza, Sheri (John) McGlone, Pat Leiterman and Dave Leiterman; and many other nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Doris Leiterman; brother, Nicholas Leiterman; and sister-in-law, Pauline Leiterman.

Friends may call at the Proko-Wall Funeral Home, 1630 E. Mason St., on Saturday from 9:30 a.m. until the time of service. Memorial service 11 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home with Sr. Caroline Castellini officiating. Burial of the urn will take place at the All Saints Parish Cemetery in Denmark. Online condolences may be expressed at www.prokowall.com.

 

Selissen, Dolores E.

10:45 PM, May. 18, 2011  |  

 

Dolores E. Selissen, 93, Green Bay, passed away on May 17, 2011.

The former Dolores LeAnna was born July 21, 1917, in Green Bay, to the late Xavier and Eugenia (DeGrand) LeAnna.

On May 13, 1939, she married Paul A. Selissen at Holy Cross Catholic Church in Bay Settlement and he preceded her in death on June 12, 1996.

Family was very important to Dolores. She loved visits from her grandchildren. She was an avid card player and especially enjoyed poker and bridge. She also enjoyed Ladies Day at the golf course. Dolores was a good woman who had a knack for always seeing the good in others.

She will be sadly missed by her children, Daniel (Rosemarie) Selissen, Green Bay; Douglas (Cheryll) Selissen, Howard; Diane Selissen, Green Bay; and Denise (Nick) Novelly, Kansas; grandchildren, Kim Marie Selissen, Douglas (Shannon) Selissen Jr, Jammi (Charles) Aguon, Anastasia, S. Trent, Antone, Austin, Eileen and Lucia Novelly; great-grandchildren, Thea and Aliya Aguon; and sister-in-law, Laverne Selissen; as well as many other relatives and friends.

Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Paul, brothers and sisters, Mike, Hubert, Francis, Ceal, Myrtle, Ida, Agnes, Agatha, Lillian and Geneva.

Friends may call at Proko-Wall Funeral Home, 1630 East Mason Street, Saturday from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Requiem Mass to follow at 1 p.m. at St. Joseph Chapel, Institute of Christ the King, 1825 Riverside Drive, Green Bay, Saturday at 1 p.m. with Rev. Andreas Hellmann Officiating. Burial at Allouez Catholic Cemetery. Online condolences may be expressed at www.prokowall.com.

 

5/19/2011 Post Crescent

 

Schneider, Dorothy R.

9:00 PM, May. 18, 2011  |  

Dorothy R. Schneider, age 85, of rural New Holstein "St. Anna," died Wednesday, May 18, 2011, at the Hospice Home of Hope in Fond du Lac following a short illness.

She was born October 28, 1925, in the Town of Greenbush to the late Christ & Sophie (Gilles) Pickart. Dorothy attended grade school at St. Mary's in Marytown. On October 29, 1946, she married Melvin E. Schneider at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Marytown. The couple farmed in the St. Anna area in the Town of New Holstein. Melvin preceded her in death on November 22, 2010.

Dorothy was a member of St. Anna Catholic Church in St. Anna and its Christian Mother's Society and a member of Catholic Family Life. She loved gardening, singing, baking and playing hostess to anyone that visited, both family and friends.

Survivors include her six children, Diane (William) Greuel of Chilton "Charlesburg," Jim (Cindy) Schneider of Fond du Lac, Larry (Shirley) Schneider of Malone, Eugene (Kay) Schneider of St. Cloud, Jane (Dan) Twohig of St. Cloud "Armstrong" and Shirley (Dale) Wagner of Malone; 20 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; three brothers-in-law, Alphonse (Ella Mae) Schneider of Malone, Frank (Ginny) Schneider of Chilton, and Edwin Koenigs of St. Peter; five sisters-in-law, Germaine (Gilbert) Mand of Mount Calvary, Marcelline Gundert of Fond du Lac, Dolores (Ronald) Reinl of New Holstein, Romilda (Donald) Schmitz of New Holstein, and Evelyn (Lou) Pavlicek of Mountain Home, Arkansas.

Preceding her in death were her parents; her husband, Melvin; three sisters and their spouses, Leona Skipchak Dembowski and her first husband, Arthur Skipchak and her second husband, Steve Dembowski, Esther (Gilbert) Schneider and Frances (Francis) Schneider; a sister-in-law, Mildred Koenigs; and two brothers-in-law, Marvin Muellenbach and Ralph Gundert.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, May 21, 2011, at St. Anna Catholic Church, N188 School Street, New Holstein "St. Anna." Rev. Harold Berryman will officiate. Burial will be in the parish cemetery. Family and friends may call at the Sippel Funeral Home, 2618 Altona Avenue, in New Holstein, on Friday, May 20th from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. and again at the funeral home Saturday morning from 9 a.m. until 10:20 a.m. when brief family rites will be held at the funeral home.

The family extends their heartfelt appreciation to the staff at the Hospice Home of Hope for their compassionate care given to their mother during her brief illness.

For additional information, please contact the Sippel Funeral Home in New Holstein, 920-898-4300, or visit www.sippelfuneral home.net.

 

Kasten, Peggy J.

9:05 PM, May. 17, 2011  |  
 

 

Peggy J. Kasten, 57, Sturgeon Bay, passed away late Sunday evening, May 15, 2011, at Golden Living Center/Dorchester.

She was born Aug. 8, 1953, the daughter of the late Ernest and Ruby (Dickinson) Austad. After her graduation from Sturgeon Bay High School in 1971, Peggy attended Cosmetology School and later studied and became a medical assistant. She worked as a medical assistant in Mesa, Ariz., for Dr. Robert Breed, in Sturgeon Bay, for her friend, Dr. John Beck, and earlier for Dr. Wagner. She was an avid walker. She taught and participated in aerobic classes before being diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis.

Survivors include her two daughters, Jenna and Jamie Kasten, Sturgeon Bay; four siblings, Joan (Donald) Harding, Edward Austad, Sturgeon Bay; Jane (Greg) Lambiotte, Green Bay; Linda (Larry) Stuth, Sturgeon Bay; three step-siblings, Cheryl (Bernard "Skip") DeGroot, Green Bay; Bill (Laurie) Guth, Waukesha; Debbie (Jeff) Gorham, Mora, Minn.; and her aunt and godmother, Jean Austad, New Franken.

Preceding her in death were her parents, father, Ernest Austad, and mother, Ruby R. Guth; sister-in-law, Donna Austad; stepfather, Chester "Chet" Guth.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, May 20, 2011, at Huehns Funeral Home with Dr. Mark Schwartzbauer officiating. Burial will be at Schumacher Cemetery.

Friends may call from 4 to 7 p.m. on Thursday at Huehns Funeral Home and from 10 a.m. until the time of services at 11 a.m.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to the staff and friends of Golden Living Center/Dorchester, and the Ascera Care Hospice nurses and chaplain for their kind and compassionate care.

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

 

Tiffney Black Cat barkeep

 

5/20/2011 GBPG

 

Doxtator, Patricia

9:00 PM, May. 19, 2011  |  

Patricia Doxtator, 60, Green Bay, died on Thursday, May 19, 2011. Patricia was born Feb. 8, 1951, in Green Bay, Wis., a daughter of the late Clifford and Melinda (Doxtator) Doxtator. Patricia was a secretary at the Chicago Sun Times and then she was an administrative assistant with the Language and Culture Program within Turtle School in Oneida.

Patricia is survived by her two sons, Albert Jandreau, Calvin Jandreau; grandson, Knowledge Jandreau; four brothers, Clifford (Arlyle) Doxtator, Oneida; Roman Doxtator, Oneida; Alan (Mary) Doxtator, Oneida; Victor Doxtator, Oneida; four sisters, Clarissa (Stan) Alexander, Pendelton, Ore.; Marilyn Danforth, Oneida; Ruth Ann Miller, Lakeport Calif.; Gloria Doxtator, Green Bay; five friends, Arnold Oshkeshequom, Candy and L.A., Nancy Skenandore, Nola Grignon, Stacy Grignon. She is preceded in death by her father, Clifford Doxtator; mother, Melinda Doxtator; brother, Don Doxtator; sister, Rachael Reed.

Friends and family may call at Longhouse W370 Reformatory Rd, Oneida, on Sunday, May 22, 2011, from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Oneida Hymn Singers at 6:30 p.m. Visitation will continue on Monday to time of service. Service will follow at 10 a.m. with Bob Brown officiating. Interment will be in Oneida Tribal Cemetery. Please visit www.ryanfh.com to send online condolences to the Doxtator family.

The Doxtator family would like to thank the Oneida Health Center, St. Vincent Hospital, St. Mary Hospital, and Unity Hospice for all the care shown to Patricia and her family.

 

Ettien, Gladys

10:51 PM, May. 19, 2011  |  

 

Gladys Ettien, 88, Green Bay, died peacefully Wednesday afternoon, May, 18, 2011, at a local hospital with her family at her side. Born July 3, 1922, in the Town of Red River, she is the daughter of the late Joseph and Philomene (Berger) Ferron. She married William Ettien on Oct. 29, 1940, at St. Louis Church, Dyckesville and he preceded her in death on May 15, 1983. Gladys was a proud member of Peninsula Belgian American Club. She found great joy in volunteering, including at the SS. Peter and Paul Church Picnic, and also at St. Vincent DePaul. Gladys spent many hours playing bingo, cards and dominoes with family and friends. She loved playing her harmonica and enjoyed entertaining the many people who were on the various tours with her.

Gladys is survived by one son, Lawrence Ettien, Green Bay; one sister, Viola Bouche, Algoma; nieces, a nephew, godchildren, other relatives and dear friends.

She is also preceded in death by her husband of 42 years, William; one son, Lloyd; one grandson, William John Ettien; one sister, Mary Moens; brothers, Louis and Raymond Ferron; and three brothers-in-law.

Visitation at MALCORE (East) Funeral Home, University Avenue at Baird Street, Friday (TODAY) from 4 to 8 p.m. Parish wake service 7 p.m. this evening at the funeral home. Visitation will continue Saturday at the funeral home from 8 a.m. until the time of the Mass. Funeral Mass 10 a.m. Saturday at SS Peter and Paul Church with the Rev. Anthony V. Cirignani, OFM, officiating. Burial in Fort Howard Memorial Park.

The family extends a very special thank you to the caring staff of St. Vincent, 6th Floor ICU.

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

Hansen, Rose Marie

10:52 PM, May. 19, 2011  |  

 

Rose Marie Hansen, 82, Crandon, formerly of Green Bay, died Wednesday, May 18, 2011, surrounded by her family. She was born June 23, 1928, to the late Fabian and Mary Jane (Lens) Coel in Green Bay. She married Roland Hansen on Nov. 13, 1948.

She is survived by her husband of 62 years, Roland; two sons, David (Jan) Hansen and Scott (Nancy) Hansen; one daughter, Julie (Tom) DeBauche; a son-in-law, Virgil Christopherson; 12 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; three sisters, Lou Lewis, Pat (Jim) Bomber and Donna Morgan; two sisters-in-law, Rosie Coel and Nancy Coel; and many nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two daughters, Cathy Christopherson and Rolene Marie and a son, Steven James.

Visitation will take place Saturday, May 21, at 11 a.m. at Lyndahl Funeral Home followed by a funeral service at 12 noon with Rev. Earl Vorpagel III officiating. Online condolences may be expressed at www.lyndahl.com.

Lyndahl Funeral Home

and Cremation Services

1350 Lombardi Avenue

(920) 499-1223

 

Wachal, Mary Jane

10:55 PM, May. 19, 2011  |  

 

Mary Jane Wachal, 88, Pilsen, started her journey into eternity Wednesday, May 18, 2011. She was born in Casco, to the late Constant and Ida (Wautlet) Paul. On Jan. 9, 1943, Mary married George V. Wachal. He preceded her in death Sept. 29, 1978. She was employed with St. Vincent Hospital in Green Bay for 21 years and was a member of WFLA Pilsen Lodge 391. Mary was an avid sports fan and enjoyed card games. She had a great sense of humor and was loved by all who knew her; most of all she enjoyed spending time with her family.

Mary will be sadly missed by her daughter, Jan (Peter) Janowski, Pilsen; grandchildren, Jon (Cheryl) Janowski, Shelley Janowski, Brian (Jen) Janowski, Andrea (Troy) Dalebroux, Jay Janowski; great-grandchildren, Allyson, Keira, Aaron, Stella, Ashton, Nicholas and Giselle; sister-in-law, Ione Paul.

Mary was preceded in death by her siblings, Darwin Paul, Joe (Doris) Paul, Madeline (Norman) Adams, Stella (Marvin) Finnendale, (Ferdinand Haevers).

Friends may call at The Shrine of The Good Shepherd Mausoleum, Noon to 2 p.m. Saturday, May 21, 2011. Closing prayer service 2 p.m. Saturday at the Mausoleum with Rev. Dennis Drury officiating.

McMAHON FUNERAL HOME, LUXEMBURG is assisting the family.

The Family would like to thank the staff at St. Vincent Hospital and Bornemann's Facility for their wonderful care of Mary. A special thank you is also extended to all the friends and family for their visits during her illness.

Online messages of sympathy and the obituary may be viewed on the McMahon Funeral Home website at www.mcmahonfh.com for the family of Mary Jane Wachal.

5/21/2011 GBPG

 

Des Jardin, Elizabeth "Betty"

11:09 PM, May. 20, 2011  |  

 

Elizabeth "Betty" Des Jardin, 87, Green Bay, passed away at her home with her family by her side on Thursday, May 19, 2011.

She was born on July 16, 1923, in Wells, Mich., to the late Louis and Elsie (Klemp) Anderson.

On April 7, 1946, Betty married Stafford Des Jardin in Escanaba, Mich. He preceded her in death on Oct. 7, 2002.

Betty will be remembered for her love, laughter and home cooking. She enjoyed being with her grandchildren, gardening, crocheting and knitting. Betty was a kind, fun-loving person with a big heart and was always concerned about her children.

Surviving are her four sons, Richard (Nancy) Des Jardin, Escanaba; Joseph (Nancy) Des Jardin, Sturgeon Bay; Gerald Des Jardin, Sturgeon Bay; Mark (Lynn) Des Jardin, Green Bay; five daughters, Carol Deiter, Escanaba; Mary (Emery) Viau, Escanaba; Jeanne (Mike) Sjogren, Green Bay; Stefanie (Bob) Neville, Green Bay; Delores (Tom) Manders, Greenleaf; three brothers, Donald Anderson, Wells, Mich.; Richard (Gladys) Anderson, Wells, Mich.; Little Bobby (Roberta) Anderson, Escanaba, Mich.; a sister, Emily Laukanen, Rock, Mich.; 18 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews, other relatives and dear friends.

Betty was preceded in death by five brothers, Lawrence, Carl, Bobby, Chester and Bud; and a sister, Mildred Stemac.

Visitation will be on Monday, May 23, 2011, at Lyndahl Funeral Home from 5 p.m. until the Funeral Services at 7 p.m. with Rev. John Becker officiating. Entombment will be at Allouez Chapel Mausoleum. Online condolences may be expressed at www.lyndahl.com.

Memorials to Unity Hospice would be appreciated.

A special thank you to Dr. Ruth Warren and the staffs of Green Bay Oncology and Unity Hospice, especially Ashley and Erica, for the wonderful care they gave Betty.

Lyndahl Funeral Home

and Cremation Services

1350 Lombardi Avenue

(920) 499-1223

Rosenbaum, Grace M.

11:10 PM, May. 20, 2011  |  

 

Grace M. Rosenbaum, 76, De Pere, was granted her angel wings on Wednesday, May 18, 2011.

Her final days were spent surrounded by family and friends.

She was born July 25, 1934, in Green Bay to the late Martin and Elsie (Fictum) Schweiner.

On Sept. 17, 1952, Grace married Harold Rosenbaum at All Saints Rectory in Denmark, Wis.

Grace was employed at Shade Industry, was an Avon Representative and a hot lunch cook at St. Mary's in Greenleaf.

She was a 4-H cooking leader and a member of St. Mary's Altar Society. Her passion in life was her family and friends, reading cookbooks and preparing the most wonderful meals for all those she loved.

Survivors include her six sons, Rickey (Betty), Wayside; Daniel (Theresa), Neenah; David (Sue), Greenleaf; Steven (Michelle), Appleton; Kenneth (Cindy), Freedom; Gerald (Andrea), Wrightstown; four daughters: Judy Gilson, Henderson, Nev.; Susan (Dave) Watruba, Kewaunee; Jean (Mark) Honzik, De Pere; Peggy (Brian) Van De Hey, Wrightstown; grandchildren, Ben (Lisa), Becky and (special friend- Darin), OSSN Rocky (Courtney) Rosenbaum, U.S. Navy, Chris, Andrew, Dan, Tim Rosenbaum, Trenton Rosenbaum, Leah (Wayne) Cisler, Ryan (fiancee, Katie), Nick (special friend, Kayla) Rosenbaum, Grant and Garrett Rosenbaum, Michelle (Jami) Jeske, Ginelle (special friend, Matt) Gilson, Darell (special friend, Stephanie) Gilson, Ashley and Joshua Honzik, Alex and Kaitlyn Van De Hey; great-grandchildren, PVT Brennan Gilson, U.S. Army, and Lauren Jeske, Hailiee, Seanna and Sawyer Burton, and Landon Rosenbaum; one sister, Patricia (Edwin) Valenta; two brothers, James (Karen) Schweiner and Martin (Nancy) Schweiner, Jr., one sister-in-law, Violet (Rosenbaum) McVey; two brothers-in-law, John Karbon, Jr., and Paul Kassner.

Grace was preceded in death by her husband, Harold, in 2003; great-grandchild, Casey Rosenbaum; and three sisters, Mary Karbon, Lillian Kassner and Sr. Doris Schweiner; two sisters-in-law, Lorine Rosenbaum, Esther (Rosenbaum) Nohr; four brothers-in-law, Elmer and Henry Rosenbaum, Robert McVey and Wesley Nohr.

Family and friends may call Sunday, May 22, 2011, from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. at St. Clare Parish-St. Paul site, Wrightstown. Visitation will continue on Monday from 9:30 a.m. until the hour of Mass at church. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 11 a.m. Monday at church, with Rev. Robert Kabat officiating. Burial will be in St. Mary's Church Cemetery, Greenleaf. Cotter Funeral Home, De Pere, is assisting the family. Online condolences may be expressed at www.cotter funeralhome.com. In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund has been established for the American Diabetes Association.

Thank you to Walnut Grove Assisted Living and Southern Care Hospice for all the tender care and support given to our Mom.

May God's Angels welcome our "Cooking Angel."

Ullman, Susan

11:10 PM, May. 20, 2011  |  

 

Susan Ullman, 85, Town of Eaton, died Thursday evening May 19, 2011, at a local hospital.

She was born April 29, 1926, in the town of Eaton, to the late Walter and Anna (Jurczykowski) Ostrenga.

Susan married Rueben Ullman on Nov. 24, 1945. He preceded her in death on July 31, 1989.

Susan enjoyed making quilts, playing cards and never turned down the chance to "take a spin." She was a past member of SS. Cyril and Methodius Parish and a current member of St. Thomas The Apostle Parish in Sugarbush.

She is survived by four daughters, Carol Larsen and her husband, Steve Phillips, Aggie Mosher and special friend, Robert Bristol, Teresa Coenen and special friend, Frank Glisch and Dorothy (Scott) Allen; three sons, Robert (Linda) Ullman, William (Barbara) Ullman and James (Ruthann) Ullman; 16 grandchildren and 24 great-grandchildren; two brothers, Phil (Joyce) Ostrenga and Raymond (Rita) Ostrenga; three sisters, Agnes Rebarchek, Edwina (Richard) Lealiou and Rita Kaster; one brother-in-law, Clarence Van Pay; many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by one daughter, Mary Lou Ullman; one grandson, Chad Larsen; one son-in-law, Walter Larsen; five brothers, Mitchel, Edward, Michael and Chester Ostrenga as well as one infant brother; three sisters, Regina Blan, Rosie Van Pay and Teresa Ostrenga; four brothers-in-law, Calvin Kaster, Joe Rebarchek, Tom Blan and Clarence Ullman; two sisters-in-law: Clara (Leo) Paetz and Laura (Clarence) Pautz; her father-in-law and mother-in-law, Wilhem and Emma Ullman.

Friends may call at St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church in Sugarbush after 10 a.m. Monday until time of Mass. Mass of Christian Burial 12 noon at the church with Rev. William O'Brien officiating. A family eulogy to be given by Sharon Ostrenga prior to Mass. Burial in the SS. Cyril and Methodius Cemetery, Eaton. Online condolences may be sent to the Ullman family at www.prokowall.com.

Susan's family would like to extend their sincere thanks to the nurses and staff at Parkview Manor nursing home and the doctors, nurses and staff at St. Vincent Hospital for all the care and concern given to Susan and her family.

5/22/2011 GBPG

 

De Bauche, Alice A. (Champeau)

10:51 PM, May. 21, 2011  |  

 

Alice A. (Champeau) De Bauche, 91, New Franken, passed away after a brief battle with leukemia early Saturday morning, May 21, 2011, at a local hospital. Born Jan. 1, 1920, she is the daughter of the late Isadore and Anna (Beseau) Champeau. Alice married Norrie J. De Bauche on April 16, 1937, and he preceded her in death on Aug. 7, 2007. Together, the couple owned and operated a cash crop farm in New Franken for many years. Alice was gifted at the art of crochet, and shared her finished products with relatives, friends and charities. She will be remembered for her love of card playing, square dancing with the Whirl-a-ways Square Dance Club, and most importantly spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Alice is survived by three children, Anita (Richard) Bosetski, Luxemburg; Robert De Bauche, Green Bay; Richard (Dene) De Bauche, New Franken; 10 grandchildren, Holly Bosetski, Luxemburg; Lori (John) Dessart, Seymour; Christie (Steven) Nimmer, Green Bay; Jodi (Mark) Wojkiewicz, Pulaski; David (fiancee' Tera Burk) Bosetski, Brussels; Wanda (Leonard) Wendtland, Scandinavia; Roberta (Cye) Vang, Green Bay; Dee (friend, Dave Krivoshia) De Bauche, Green Bay; Dan (Carol) De Bauche, Green Bay; and Lisa (Wayne) Schwendeman, Greenleaf; 13 great-grandchildren, Kyle (Holly), Luke, Mark, and Matthew Dessart, Alyssa Wojkiewicz, Cayden and Grace Nimmer, Curt and Cole Cravillion, Eli, Eva, and Ean Vang, Draven Schwendeman; one brother-in-law, Ward Connelly, Howard; two sisters-in-law, Evelyn De Bauche, Green Bay and Verna Diederich, Green Bay; numerous nieces and nephews.

Preceded in death by her loving husband of 70 years, Norrie; four brothers, Clarence, Lloyd, Harry and Edward; six sisters, Luella Danielski, Marie Jeckle Maricque, Lorraine Brunette, Dora De Cramer, Annabelle Van Doorn, and Beatrice Connelly.

Visitation at MALCORE (East) Funeral Home, University Avenue at Baird Street, Tuesday from 4 p.m. until the time of the funeral. Funeral 7 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Entombment in the Shrine of the Good Shepherd Mausoleum.

A very special thank you to Dene De Bauche for all of her love and care over the years; also to Anna's House and their caring staff, Unity Hospice and the staff of Bellin Hospital, especially Dr. Christopher Williams.

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

Devroy Sr., Robert H. (Bob)

10:51 PM, May. 21, 2011  |  

 

Robert H. (Bob) Devroy, Sr., 76, Green Bay, passed away Friday afternoon with his family at his side after a long battle with cancer and joined his beloved wife Sandy to celebrate their 55th wedding anniversary. Born in Suamico on Jan. 12, 1935, he is the son of the late Russell and Marie (Armond) Devroy. He served in the United States Marine Corps in 1954. Bob married the former Sandy Duquaine on May 22, 1956, and she preceded him in death April 12, 2006. He drove truck for a living and retired. After retiring, he enjoyed spending time with his friends at the Courthouse Bar and Lenny's Tap. Bob especially enjoyed times spent with his children and grandchildren. He also enjoyed watching Westerns, the Packers and his faithful companion Duke.

Survived by four children, Penny Rowell, Green Bay; Robert Jr. (Dawn), Coleman; Pam Hallet and special friend Dallas Brown, Green Bay; Chris (Carl) Rosik, Casco; 16 grandchildren, Tara, Missy, Elizabeth, Ricky, Jenny, Robert III, Cory, Gina, Jeremy, Jason, Jessi, Jamie, Joey, Casandra, Courtney, and Tyler; 18 great-grandchildren; one brother, Ronald (Loretta) Devroy, Town of Howard; one sister, Jeannie (Wayne) Teschendorf, Suamico; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, David (Jean) Duquaine, Susan (Dave) Plank, Tom Duquaine, Richard Babik, Russ Fischer, Jason Duquaine; nieces and nephews.

Preceded in death by his wife, Sandy; parents; infant great-granddaughter, Paulina Mendoza DeJesus; mother-in-law and father-in-law, Gordon and Alice Duquaine; brother-in-law, Bruce Schaus; sisters-in-law, Debbie Fischer and Gayle Babik; special friend, Audrey.

Friends may call at MALCORE (East) Funeral Home, University Avenue at Baird Street, from 4 to 8 p.m. Monday. Tuesday visitation will continue from 11 a.m. until the time of the funeral. Funeral Tuesday 12 noon at the funeral home with Steve Fewell officiating. Entombment with full military rites will follow at Fort Howard Mausoleum.

In lieu of other expressions of sympathy, a memorial fund has been established at the funeral home in his memory.

A very special thank you to Yvette for carrying our family through this difficult time in which we couldn't have done without her. A very personal thank you to Dave and Brenda. Special thanks to Green Bay Oncology, Dr. Ryan, Nicole and Connie.

 

Magee, Joyce B.

10:53 PM, May. 21, 2011  |  

Joyce B. Magee, 82, Howard, passed away on Thursday, May 19, 2011, after a brief illness, with her loving family by her side. Joyce was born in Pulaski, Wis., on Aug. 18, 1928, to the late Ignatz and Antonino (Sobieski) Niedzwiecki. She graduated from Pulaski High School and worked for many years as a bookkeeper, and enjoyed raising her family at home. On Sept. 17, 1951, she married Wallace Magee and celebrated 55 years of marriage. He preceded her in death on July 22, 2006. Joyce enjoyed being a wife, mother and grandmother. As a grandmother she actively supported and attended her grandchildren in all their activities as well as offered advice when asked. Joyce loved family holidays, spending time at the cottage in Townsend and Thanksgivings at the cabin in Tipler. She was an excellent cook, avid Packers fan, and loved weekend shopping trips with her daughters. Joyce revolved her life around her love of family and focused on the wonderful time she spent with them.

Survivors include her children, Deborah (Robert) Huettl and their children, Nathan (Allison) Monfort and Molly Monfort, Seymour; Greg (Kathy) Magee and their children, Sarah (Braden) Tapani and Mallory (Luke) Zurbriggen, Suamico; Michele (Bruce) Meyer and their children, Cole and Chad (special friend, Mikayla), Suamico; Douglas (Jane) Magee and their children, Clare and Ryan (Sarah) Wittlinger, Howard; Amy Magee and her children, Emily Jo, Bradley, Rylee Jo, and Maxwell, Howard; brother, Dr. Ted (Geri) Niedzwiecki, Green Bay; sisters-in-law, Patricia Balestrieri, Roberta Niedzwiecki and Gloria Magee, Shawano; and brother-in-law, William K. Magee, Texas. Further survived by many nieces and nephews and special family friends, Paula Englebert and Kathie Landro.

Joyce was preceded in death by her parents; in-laws, William (Mary) Magee; grandchild, Andrew; brothers, Stanley, Harry and Edward; sister-in-law, Winnie; and brother-in-law, Marshall.

Family and friends may call at St. Paul's United Methodist Church, 341 Wilson Ave., Green Bay, on Monday, May 23 from 9:30 until 11:30 a.m. Funeral Service 11:30 a.m. Monday at the church with the Rev. Diane Rew presiding. Burial will be in the family plot at Rest Haven Cemetery, Angelica, Wis. Online condolences welcome at www.PfotenhauerFuneralHome.com.

A memorial fund has been established in her memory.

The family wishes to extend a very special thank you for the care provided by the wonderful personnel at Bellin Hospital and to the Palliative Program of Unity Hospice for their daily care and compassion.

Thank you, Mom, for all of the wonderful memories. We love you.

PFOTENHAUER

Funeral & Cremation

(920) 434-2060

 

Schmidt, Robert (Bob) Carl

10:53 PM, May. 21, 2011  |  

 

Robert (Bob) Carl Schmidt, Central Point, Ore., went to the Lord on May 12, 2011. Bob was born in 1935, to Carroll Joseph Schmidt and Ethel (Tracy) Schmidt in Green Bay and was a lifelong Packer fan. He attended St. John's Grade School and Central Catholic High School. He was a Sgt. in the Army 1st Armored Division Tank Corp. He retired from the ODOT Sign Crew in 1997. His favorite pastime was golf.

Bob is survived by his wife, Gaille; sister, Judy (Jerry) Thibaudeau, Green Bay; niece, Melissa (Greg) Thibaudeau; nephew, Keith Thibaudeau; and grandnieces, Brianna, Madison and Autumn.

He will be remembered as a loving and caring man who enjoyed life and was close to God.

Funeral arrangements by Rogue Valley Funeral Alternatives.

 

Vander Heyden, Verna C.

10:54 PM, May. 21, 2011  |  

 

Verna C. Vander Heyden, Green Bay, 96, peacefully passed away in the love of her family, Saturday, May 21, 2011. She was born Jan. 28, 1915, in Green Bay, to the late John and Mamie (Phillips) Verheyden. On Oct. 4, 1934, Verna married John Vander Heyden; they enjoyed 44 years together before John passed away on Nov. 16, 1978. Verna was a long-time member of St. Philip the Apostle Church. She volunteered at the American Red Cross, Meals on Wheels, and Parkview Manor.

Survivors include her four children, Gerald (Sandra) VanderHeyden, Green Bay; James "Skip" (Nancy) VanderHeyden, Green Bay; Jean (James) Monfils, Fort Mill, SC; and Mary (Lance) Jones, Denmark; grandchildren, Nicole, Rory, Tammy, Kim, Susan, Steven, Scott, J.J., and David; great-grandchildren, Amy, Scott, Lisa, Michelle, Mark, Jeremy, Sabrina, Brittany, Andrew, Caleigh, Caleb, Shelbi, Eli; great-great-grandson, Kaiden; brother-in-law, Francis Vander Heyden; sisters-in-law, LaVerne and Betty Vander Heyden; and many other relatives and friends.

Verna was preceded in death by her husband, John; brother, Gordon (Armella); sister, Evelyn; daughter-in-law, Shirley; grandson, Jon; and great-grandson, Joshua.

Family and friends may call Monday, May 23, 2011, from 8:30 a.m. until 10 a.m. at St. Philip the Apostle Catholic Church, 312 Victoria St., Green Bay. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at the church, Monday at 10 a.m. with the Rev. Dave Pleier officiating. Burial will be in Allouez Catholic Cemetery. Schauer & Schumacher Funeral Home is assisting the family.

In lieu of flowers a memorial fund has been established for Unity Hospice.

Verna's family would like to extend a special thank you to Unity Hospice and Bishops Court for their care and compassion.

Schauer & Schumacher

Funeral Home

(920) 432-4841

 

5/22/2011 Herald Times Reporter

 

Dorothy Kronforst (1921 - 2011)

 


 

Kronforst, Dorothy M.

Dorothy M. Kronforst, 89, formerly of 2323 Hwy. 147, Mishicot, entered into eternal life on Friday May 20, 2011, at the Aurora Medical Center in Two Rivers. Dorothy was born July 13, 1921, in Deer Brook, in Langlade Co. to the late Frank and Katherine Zipperer Reindl and has been a lifelong area resident. She married Paul Kronforst Sr. Oct. 4, 1941, at Holy Cross Catholic Church in Mishicot, the Reverend Joseph Van Bogart officiated. Her husband Paul preceded her in death on Oct. 1, 1969. Dorothy was employed for many years at Imperial Eastman, of Manitowoc and also farmed in the town of Gibson with her husband. She was a member of Holy Cross Catholic Church in Mishicot, and the Altar Society of the church. She was also a member of the D of I, the Wisconsin Czech's and the Ladies Auxiliary of the Kempen-Staudinger-Terens Post # 7753. She enjoyed attending flee markets and rummage sales. She loved spending time with her family and friends, especially her great-grandson, C. J.

Dorothy is survived by two sons and daughters-in-law, Gale and Pam Kronforst, Mishicot; Michael and Marilyn Kronforst, Larrabee; five grandchildren, Charles Kronforst, Kimberly Kronforst, Lee (Cassy) Kronforst, Travis Kronforst, Dustin Kronforst, and by her angel on this earth her great-grandson, C. J. She is further survived by one daughter-in-law, Susan Kronforst, Seattle, Wash., one sister-in-law, Grace Komoroski, Mishicot; nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents and her husband, she was also preceded in death by two sons, Lee Kronforst, and Paul Kronforst Jr.; twin infant grandsons, Peter and Paul; three brothers and sisters-in-law, Bernard and Pearl Reindl, Elmer and Mary Reindl, Leonard and Dolores Reindl; two sisters and brothers-in-law, Gladys and Joseph Lemberger, Lola and John Miller; two brothers-in-law and one sister-in-law, Raymond and Angeline Kronforst, and Alois Komoroski.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, May 24, 2011, at Holy Cross Catholic Church in Mishicot, with the Reverend Tom Reynebeau officiating, with burial in the Holy Cross Parish Cemetery. Relatives and friends may call after 10 a.m. on Tuesday at the church, until the time of service at 11 a.m. There will be no Monday evening visitation. Dorothy's family would like to extend a very special thank you to the entire staff of Angels at Shady Lane, 4th floor, the Aurora Medical 3rd. floor ICU and the Auora Hospice for all the love, special care, and support given to Dorothy and our family during her illness. Your kindness will always be remembered. The Lambert-Eckert Funeral Home of Mishicot is assisting the family with funeral arrangements.


 

Published in Manitowoc Herald Times Reporter on May 22, 2011

 

5/22/2011 Post Crescent

 

Niermann, Gloryana "Hannah" (Lenz)

9:06 PM, May. 21, 2011  |  

Neenah, Wisconsin

Gloryana "Hannah" (Lenz) Niermann, 85, of Neenah, went home to Our Lord on Wednesday, May 18, 2011, at Theda Clark Medical Center in Neenah, in the presence of her loving family. Gloryana, beloved wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, was born July 22, 1925, to Arthur and Lavella Lenz of Winchester, one of five daughters born to the couple.

Gloryana was raised with her sisters in Winchester where her father was a cheese maker and her mother operated a dance hall. At 17, she married Vincent J. DeCleene and had two children, Victoria Lou and Arthur William DeCleene. In July 1970, she married John Niermann and they lived in Neenah. Gloryana worked at R. Sabee Company for 37 years.

Gloryana will be deeply missed by her husband, John; brother-in-law, Don (Louise) Niermann, of Dallas, TX; daughter, Victoria Tyriver, of Neenah; daughter-in-law, Maria (Rob) DeCleene-Vlach, of Appleton; eight grandchildren, John Tyriver, of Orlando, FL; Andrew (Denise) Tyriver, of Huntsville, AL; Elisabeth (Chris) Jackson, of Neenah; Katherine Tyriver, of Orlando, FL; Erin (Pat) Choudoir, of Appleton; Anthony (Shelly) DeCleene, of Appleton; Gavin DeCleene, of Appleton; Garrett DeCleene, of Appleton; thirteen great-grandchildren, Sarah, Victoria, Gloryana and Zane Tyriver, of Orlando, FL; Megan and Jacob Tyriver, of Huntsville, AL; Vincent, Edwin, and Jackson Pinkley, Christopher Jackson, all of Neenah; Hadley Choudoir, of Appleton; Hannah and Blake DeCleene, of Appleton. She is further survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Gloryana was preceded in death by her son, Arthur William DeCleene; husband, Vincent John DeCleene; father Arthur Lenz; mother Lavella Lenz Schwerin; stepfather Roy Schwerin; four sisters Elaine (Everett) Davis, Luella (Leroy) Hallock, Bernice (Jim) Palmer and Ardys (Arnold) Werth.

Gloryana enjoyed her dogs, working in the yard, living life, and spending time with her husband and family. She was the epitome of honor, class and grace. She left an exceptional legacy for her family with her unwavering and unending love and support.

A Funeral Service for Gloryana will be held on Tuesday, May 24, 2011, at 12 p.m. at Grace Ev. Lutheran Church, 1390 Breezewood Lane, Neenah, with Pastor Richard Frost officiating. Entombment will be in Greenlawn Memorial Park, Neenah. A Visitation for family and friends will be on Tuesday at the church from 9 a.m. until the time of the service.

The family would like to extend a sincere thank you to ThedaCare At Home Hospice for their wonderful care and support.

Nana, You have touched and shaped our lives with your grace and love. You are deeply loved and will be greatly missed until we meet again in heaven.

Mueller Funeral Home

904 E. Main St.

Winneconne, WI 54986

920-582-4242

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5/23/2011 GBPG

 

Alsteen, Gary R.

9:00 PM, May. 22, 2011  |  

 

Gary R. Alsteen, 63, Luxemburg died peacefully Saturday evening May 21, 2011. He was born Nov. 21, 1947, in Door County, to the late Richard and Marion Alsteen.

On Aug. 12, 1967, Gary married Barb Marchant in Duvall. He was a 1966 graduate of Luxemburg High. Gary was a lifelong truck driver, currently employed with Dedicated Systems in Green Bay. He was a charter member of the Luxemburg Lions Club and received the Melvin Jones Fellowship award. He was instrumental in implementing the Luxemburg Community Center Ball Fields. For 15 years Gary worked on the Luxemburg-Casco Football Chain Gang. His enjoyments included wood-working, bowling, snowmobiling, going on trips with family, friends and weekend getaways with Barb and the kids.

Survivors include his wife of 43 years, Barb; and their two children, Tracy and Kevin Fager, Green Bay; Troy and Shannon Alsteen, Casco; four grandchildren, Kelsey and Tyler Fager, Trey and Tanner Alsteen; two brothers, Gerald Alsteen, Green Bay; Richard (Darla) Alsteen, Crooked Lake; three sisters, Nancy (Bob) Haen, Luxemburg; Patricia (Matt) Slana, Sheboygan Falls; Linda (Allen) Magle, Sturgeon Bay; nieces and nephews.

Gary was preceded in death by one brother, Dale Alsteen; his father in law and mother in law, Robert and Gertrude (Vandertie) Marchant.

Friends may call the THE McMAHON FUNERAL HOME, LUXEMBURG, 3 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 24, 2011. Closing parish prayer service 7:30 p.m. Tuesday. Visitation will continue Wednesday between 9:30 and 10:45 a.m. at St. Mary Church, Luxemburg. Funeral 11 a.m. at the church with the Rev. Milton Suess officiating. Burial in St. Mary Cemetery, Luxemburg.

Online messages of sympathy may be sent to the McMahon Funeral Home website at www.mcmahonfh.com for the Alsteen Family.

In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund will be established.

 

Rubens, Robert C. "Bob"

9:00 PM, May. 22, 2011  |  

 

Robert C. "Bob" Rubens, 74, Howard, died Saturday, May 21, 2011, with his family by his side. He was born March 18, 1937, in Escanaba, Mich., to Clark and Aileen Rubens. Bob served in the U.S. Army, stationed in Germany from 1955 to 1957. During his time in Germany he formed and coached a youth baseball team. On Nov. 10, 1984, he married Carol Laubenstein in Green Bay. He was employed at International Harvester for 13 years and then later worked for Georgia Pacific - East. Bob enjoyed watching Fox News and talking about politics as well as wood working and making family crests. He was also a great chef who could cook anything. Bob loved spending time with his family and grandchildren.

Survivors include his wife, Carol; four children and their spouses, Scott Rubens, Melissa Kontny, Stephanie and Mike O'Connell, Jesse and Julie Kujava; ten grandchildren, Andy and Carly Rubens, Melanie and Paul Kontny, Ryan, Quintin and Cooper O'Connell, Kenton, Nathan and Carson Kujava; and three nephews, Jay Corbett, Jimmy (Brenda) Corbett, Mike (Stacey) Corbett.

Bob was preceded in death by his parents, and a sister and brother-in-law, Beverly "Bev" and Jim Corbett.

Friends may call at Blaney Funeral Home, 1521 Shawano Ave., from 4 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday. A memorial service will be held at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday with military honors to conclude the service. To send online condolences, please go to www.BlaneyFuneralHome.com.

Bob's family would like to thank the staff, doctors, and nurses at Bellin for their compassionate care. Carol would also like to give a huge thank you to her niece, Lynn Cheslock, and her entire family and friends for being with her during this difficult time.

 

Smits, Delores J.

9:00 PM, May. 22, 2011  |  

Delores J. Smits, 81, Green Bay, passed away on May 21, 2011. The former Delores Gilson was born on March 10, 1930, in Thiry Daems, Wis., to the late Harvey and Josephine (Delongville) Gilson. She was a graduate of St. Joseph Academy in Green Bay. On Sept. 4, 1948, she married Gilbert "Gil" Smits and they enjoyed over 62 years together. She was employed with Sears in Green Bay until she retired in 1992. She was a member of St. Bernard Catholic Church. She enjoyed playing Bridge and dancing.

She will be sadly missed by her husband, Gil; five children, Bruce (Connie) Smits, Kenosha; Rick Smits, Austin, Texas; David (Ginny) Smits, Lexington, Ky.; Steve (Diane) Smits, Hugo, Minn.; and Kathy Righter, Hutto, Texas; ten grandchildren, 12 great grandchildren, one brother, Russell (Sandy) Gilson, Ocean, N.J.; and one sister-in-law, Sr. Gabrielle Smits, csj, Kansas City, Mo., as well as other relatives and friends.

Friends may call at Proko-Wall Funeral Home, 1630 East Mason Street, Wednesday from 4 to 8 p.m. Parish Prayer Service at 7 p.m. at the funeral home. Visitation will continue on Thursday at the church from 9:30 to 10:30 am. Mass of Christian Burial Thursday at 10:30 a.m. at St. Bernard Catholic Church, 2040 Hillside Lane, Green Bay with the Rev. David Pleier officiating. Entombment at Fort Howard Memorial Park in Green Bay.

The family would like to express a special thank you to the staff and nurses of Century Ridge and Unity Hospice for the care given to Delores. In lieu of flowers a memorial fund has been established.

 

5/23/2011 Herald Times Reporter

 

Mayme Schroeder (1912 - 2011)

Schroeder, Mayme

Mayme Schroeder, age 98, of 1235 South 24th Street, Manitowoc, died Wednesday morning, May 18, 2011, at Shady Lane Nursing Care Center in Manitowoc.

Mayme was born on September 10, 1912, in the town of Mishicot, daughter of the late John and Anna (Jansky) Kaiser. She married Arthur J. Schroeder on August 21, 1931, in Waukegan, Ill. He preceded her in death on February 6, 1988. She taught cake decorating at LTC for over 40 years and was one of the co-founders of the Alzheimer's Support Group. Mayme was member of Immanuel Evangelical Lutheran Church and a past member of the Ladies of Immanuel.

Survivors include her three children: Delores (Dalton) Jaeger, Manitowoc; Art (Sharon) Schroeder, Manitowoc; Judi Bierman and special friend Bruce Gulseth, Manitowoc; seven grandchildren: Debbie (Paul) DeWitt, Little Sturgeon; Milton (Karen) Jaeger, Manitowoc; Mark (Therese) Jaeger, Manitowoc; John Schroeder, Two Rivers; Dawn (Jim) Ferree, Cory, Ill; Ben (Leigh Ann) Bierman, Elizabeth City, NC; Aaron Bierman and special friend Constance Ott, Francis Creek; twelve great grandchildren; three great great grandchildren; best friend: Irene Habeck, Manitowoc. Nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends also survive. She was preceded in death by two brothers and five sisters-in-law; three sisters and six brothers-in-law.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, May 21, 2011, at Immanuel Evangelical Lutheran Church, 916 Pine Street, Manitowoc. Rev. Nicholas Maglietto and Rev. Paul Schossow will officiate. Entombment will follow at Knollwood Mausoleum. Relatives and friends may call at the church from 9:00 a.m. until the time of services at 11:00 a.m.

The Reinbold & Pfeffer Family Funeral Home of Manitowoc is assisting the Schroeder family. Online condolences may be sent to www.jensreinboldandpfeffer.com In lieu of flowers, a memorial has been established in her name.


 

Published in Manitowoc Herald Times Reporter from May 19 to May 20, 2011

5/24/2011 GBPG

Andrews, Joan Marie (Parins)

9:00 PM, May. 23, 2011  |  

Joan Marie (Parins) Andrews died peacefully on Friday, May 20, 2011, at a local hospital.

She was born in Green Bay, on Jan. 21, 1953, and shared her birthday with her loving twin, Jean.

Joan was most known for her giving heart, creativity and sweetness. She wrote beautiful stories and poems and was a talented painter and pencil artist. When with Joan, she spoke mostly of her beloved children and her grandchildren, Bjorn Parins and Kaleo Shuster and was always on the lookout for things they would enjoy.

Joan is beloved mother to her son, David Parins and daughter-in-law, Libby Parins; son, JP (John Patrick) Andrews; and her daughter Angela Shuler and son-in-law Zane Shuler.

She was one of nine children and was preceded in death by her father and mother, Joseph and Marion Parins.

A Memorial Service will be held on Sunday, May 29, 2011, from 1 until 3 p.m. at Schauer and Schumacher Funeral Home, 340 S. Monroe Avenue.

Devroy Sr., Robert H. (Bob)

9:00 PM, May. 23, 2011  |  

Robert H. (Bob) Devroy, Sr., 76, Green Bay, passed away Friday afternoon with his family at his side after a long battle with cancer and joined his beloved wife Sandy to celebrate their 55th wedding anniversary.

Friends may call at MALCORE (East) Funeral Home, University Avenue at Baird Street, from from 11 a.m. this morning until the time of the funeral. Funeral 12 noon today at the funeral home with Steve Fewell officiating. Entombment with full military rites will follow at Fort Howard Mausoleum.

Grathen, Kathleen

10:55 PM, May. 23, 2011  |  

Kathleen Grathen, 69, Pulaski, died unexpectedly May 21, 2011, at a Madison hospital.

The daughter of the late Al and Amy (LeTourneau) Kaufman was born Feb. 11, 1942, in Green Bay. She had been employed at AMS until her retirement.

Kathie was proud to have been secretary of the former Anston Social Club. She also enjoyed cooking and baking for her friends and family.

Kat loved animals, and especially her cats. She managed to nurture and care for 30 abandoned cats outside her home, tending to their daily needs, including their veterinary care. The cats have all been adopted and are in good care.

She is survived by four children, son, Mike John (Ruth) Grathen, Kellie (Bob) Kaufman, Stacie (David) Grathen, and Shannon (Andres) Grathen; nine grandchildren, Bryan, Jaclynn, Kristy, Casandra, David, Clarissa, Brooke, Noelle, and Ian; one great-granddaughter, Gionna. She is further survived by two sisters, Nancy (George) Sager, De Pere; Carol Van Lanen, Green Bay; and a brother-in-law, Jerome Van Sistine, Green Bay.

She was preceded in death by her parents; a brother, Jack (John) Kaufman; a sister, Joan Van Sistine; and her fiance, Robert Hamilton.

Friends and family may call at Marnocha Funeral Home, 186 E. Pulaski St., Pulaski, from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday. The visitation continues after 1:30 p.m. Wednesday. The Funeral Service will be held at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home, with Pastor Ted Tromble officiating. Burial will take place in North Pittsfield Cemetery.

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

Kanka, Sandra A.

10:56 PM, May. 23, 2011  |  

Sandra A. Kanka, 57, Algoma died Sunday, May 22, 2011 at St. Vincent Hospital from a long illness.

She was born June 5, 1953, in Algoma, to William and Violet Hegnet.

She married James Kanka in 1974 in Sturgeon Bay.

She was a stay-at-home mother. She liked going to Shanty Days, her life line picnic's and playing bingo.

She is survived by her husband, James, of 36 years; daughter, Lisa (fiance, C.J.); son, Brian; her mother Violet Hegnet; two brothers, Bill Hegnet (friend, Michelle) and Rick (Lori) Hegnet; sister-in-law, mother-in-law, aunts, cousins and special caregiver, Mary Jo. Sandra was preceded in death by son, Jimmy; her father, William Hegnet; grandpa, grandmas, aunts and uncles.

Friends may call at the SCHINDERLE FUNERAL HOME, Algoma, from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, May 25, 2011 and after 10 a.m. Thursday at St. Mary Catholic Church until the Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m. with Rev. William Swichtenberg officiating. Prayer service 7 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Burial in the church cemetery.

The family wants to give a special thank you to St. Vincent Hospital Dialysis Dept., Lake Shore Homes, Algoma Rescue Squad and NEW Transportation.

Family and friends may sign the online guest book at www.schinderle.com.

Nitka, Beverly J.

10:56 PM, May. 23, 2011  |  

 

Beverly J. Nitka, 67, Morrison, passed away peacefully on Saturday, May 21, 2011.

On July 26, 1943, she was born to the late Lawrence and Cecelia (Vanden Langenberg) Terrien.

Beverly married Joseph Nitka on April 25, 1968, at St. Mary Catholic Church, Glenmore.

She worked many years at Children's World Day Care. Beverly was an active 4-H leader, where she was known for her rabbit projects. She enjoyed Polka music and water fighting at the Fireman's picnics. Beverly was always a caring, loving person.

She is survived by her loving husband, Joseph; two daughters and son-in-law, Sharon (Frank) Eagen and Tammy Nitka. Caring grandmother of Larry Nitka and Anthony Eagen. Also survived by her sisters, Joann Terrien (special friend, Lloyd Steinbrecher); Pat (Merle) Kulhanek; mother-in-law, Bernice Nitka; brothers and sisters-in-law, Jim (Shirley) Nitka and Dave (Terry) Nitka, Randy (Mary) Nitka, Donna Gust; many other relatives and friends.

Beverly is preceded in death by her infant brother and sister; father-in-law, Henry Nitka.

Family and friends may call at Cotter Funeral Home, 860 N. Webster Ave., De Pere, on Wednesday, May 25, 2011, from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Visitation will continue on Thursday at the funeral home from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. A prayer service will be at 11 a.m. with Sr. Gerri Krautkramer officiating. Entombment in Allouez Chapel Mausoleum. Online condolences may be expressed to Beverly's family at www.cotterfuneralhome.com.

The family would like to thank 6th and 9th floor professional attendants at St. Vincent Hospital and also the staff of Manor Care.

Roach, Dove I.

9:00 PM, May. 23, 2011  |  

Dove I. Roach, 36, a longtime Green Bay resident, passed away Sunday, May 22, 2011, after a short courageous battle with cancer.

She was born Aug. 22, 1974, in Ohio.

Dove enjoyed volunteering and had spent time in Mexico tutoring English. She loved animals and cross stitch.

Survivors include her mother and stepfather, Susie Delsart and David Linskens, Green Bay; her special family; and special friends, Connie and Howard Utter.

She was preceded in death by her grandparents, Richard and Kathryn Delsart.

The family will greet friends at Blaney Funeral Home, 1521 Shawano Ave., from 1 to 2 p.m. Thursday. A Memorial Service will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. To send online condolences, please go to www.BlaneyFuneralHome.com.

Van Boxtel, Ed

10:59 PM, May. 23, 2011  |  

 

Ed Van Boxtel, the charismatic and well-known owner of the former Van Boxtel Ford Jeep and RV, died Sunday, May 22, as a result of complications following open heart surgery. He was 83 years old.

Upon his arrival in the late 1960s, Ed changed the face of the automotive business in Northeastern Wisconsin forever. He firmly believed that you need to spend money to make money and achieved local celebrity status by his full-page newspaper ads and frequent appearances on local TV stations as the spokesperson for the company he founded.

In the early '70s Van Boxtel was "The Name to Say for Ford in Green Bay." He was also known as "The Tiny Profit Dealer." A few years later he dropped those slogans and adopted the catchphrase that will forever be associated with the name Van Boxtel ... "And You Can't Do Better Than That, Now Can You!"

Ed was born in Aniwa, Wis., on Sept. 15, 1927, to the late John and Irene (Wegner) Van Boxtel.

Shortly after that his family moved to Clintonville, Wis., where he spent his childhood. At Clintonville High School he lettered in basketball and football, and in the summers he played for the Clintonville A's city baseball team.

With World War II still raging in the Pacific, he tried to quit school his senior year to answer his country's call. When he tried to enlist in the Navy he was turned away and told to come back when he graduated. After graduation he went right back. This time he was accepted. He served 14 months in the Navy and spent time in China and Japan after Japan surrendered.

Taking advantage of the GI Bill after the war, Ed enrolled in watchmaking school in Kansas City and became a licensed jeweler.

While in Kansas City he answered an ad for open tryouts for the Kansas City Blues, a minor league affiliate of the New York Yankees. He made it past the first few rounds of cuts but eventually got his pink slip. This tryout was symbolic of how he would live the rest of his life. Even at a young age he was not afraid to fail.

During his time in tryout camp he made friends with Cliff Mapes who survived the cuts and played for five years from 1948 to 1952 in the Major Leagues with the Yankees, St. Louis Browns, and the Detroit Tigers. Even now Ed proudly displays Cliff Mapes' baseball card in his rec room trophy case.

After watchmaking school, Ed enrolled in the University of Wisconsin and majored in Business with a minor in Psychology. In later years he often commented that the Psychology part of his education was more important to his success than his degree in Business Administration.

He married his high school sweetheart, Lois Shauder, and paid their way by opening a watch repair shop in their apartment at the foot of Bascom Hill on the UW campus. Open every weekday from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., Ed saw enough potential in the trade to plan on continuing in the business when he graduated.

When Lois got pregnant shortly after Ed graduated in 1951, he decided he couldn't wait to establish a jewelry business ... he had bills to pay now!

He answered an ad for an "Insurance Manager" at Hult's Chevrolet in Madison, Wis. He soon found out the job was not a good fit and gave his notice. The owner, C.J. Thorstad, convinced him to stay at the company as a used car salesman. He soon became Hult's Chevrolet's #1 salesman and a couple years later, was promoted to Used Car Manager. A couple more years later, he was promoted to General Sales Manager in charge of both new and used car sales. Under his management Hult's Chevrolet became the Madison area's #1 automobile dealership. In his last year there, Hult's Chevrolet became the #1 dealer in new and used car sales in the State of Wisconsin.

With the jewelry business now in his rear-view mirror, he decided he wanted to own his own Car Dealership. He applied for several available Chevrolet dealerships but was denied each time. Finally Ford Motor Company called and offered him the Ford dealership in Green Bay. It was a tough decision since he was a Chevy man but he finally accepted. He sold his home and mortgaged his family's future to scrape up the money to buy the Ford franchise in Green Bay. On May 1, 1967, Van Boxtel Ford Inc. was born.

The first two years were rough. The original facility at 118 S. Adams St. was totally inadequate to house a competitive dealership. A few years later, Ed admitted he came within $2,000 of bankruptcy. Then a brand new modern facility was opened at 1010 S. Military Ave. in 1969. From that point on, Van Boxtel never looked back. In 1976, Van Boxtel Ford Inc. became the #1 Ford dealer in the state for new car sales. This was a feat they repeated many times in the next three decades.

Although new car sales were always strong, Ed stressed the importance of used vehicle sales. He firmly believed that if you offered a quality product at a fair price and then stand behind what you sell, your customers will in turn, take care of you.

Apparently Ed was right. For nine straight years from 1996 to 2004 Van Boxtel Ford Jeep was the #1 selling used car dealer in the State of Wisconsin. In 2003, Van Boxtel Ford Jeep was the #5 selling used car dealer IN THE ENTIRE UNITED STATES!

Then in late 2004, at age 77, Ed decided it was time to retire. The Ford and Jeep franchises and the facility on Military Ave were sold to Broadway Automotive. The RV division, however, stayed in the family and is currently owned and operated by Ed's two sons, Tom and Jeff.

Since retirement Ed was a frequent visitor at Van Boxtel RV and Auto where he continued to lend the benefit of his experience and wisdom to his sons and their staff.

Ed didn't just think of himself as a car dealer; he thought of himself as a teacher and mentor. He was extremely proud of the many former employees who left him and became successful business owners themselves or who achieved high management positions at other companies.

Ed married his current wife, the former Susan Struebing, on Dec. 5, 2002.

He loved music and was an accomplished singer and guitar player. The second Saturday night of every other month Sue and he had a standing date with several good friends for "Country Night" at their house. They would all bring their instruments and sing and play their favorite songs. Their impromptu band was very entertaining. He also enjoyed playing Roulette. He spent countless hours in his basement studying the roulette wheel, where the numbers were on the table and perfecting his "system." Whatever that system was, it worked! A frequent visitor to Las Vegas he came home a winner far more consistently than he lost. In the city where aliases are commonplace he was well known to many Casino Pit Bosses simply as "Mr. V."

Survivors include his wife, Sue Van Boxtel; his sons, Thomas A. Van Boxtel and his wife, Cherie, and Jeffrey L. Van Boxtel and his wife, Lori; a stepson, Scott Struebing; a stepdaughter, Michelle (Struebing) Leffler and her husband, Kurt; his grandchildren, Lea (Van Boxtel) Hildebrand and her husband, John, Christine (Van Boxtel) Cverwonka and her husband, Luk, Danielle Van Boxtel, Matthew Van Boxtel, Brittany Harbick, Megan Leffler, Leah (Leffler) Lesh and her husband, Shawn, and Jackson Streubing; one great-granddaughter, Annabelle Hildebrand; one brother, Vernon Van Boxtel (age 93), Seattle Wash. and his wife, Glenna; his in-laws, Lyle and Liz Krizenesky, Diane Branson and Barb and Richard Drnec.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Ardis and her husband, Edgar Sengstock; and his first wife, Lois (Schauder) Van Boxtel.

He was an extremely generous individual. A loving husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather, he made substantial monetary contributions to his church and his other favorite charities often under the heading of "anonymous donor." He honestly believed the act was the reward, not the recognition. It wasn't uncommon for him to hand an employee a $100 bill for a job well done or "just because he felt like it." No matter what your position was at his company, he always greeted you by your first name and with a smile. He had an outstanding sense of humor and was a great man to work for. He will be greatly missed by friends, family, and hundreds of other people whose lives he positively affected.

In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund has been established for the University of Wisconsin Carbone Cancer Center and Urban Hope.

Visitation will take place from 4 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, May 26, at Lyndahl Funeral Home where a parish wake service will be held at 7 p.m. Visitation will continue after 10 a.m. Friday at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church, 2771 Oakwood Drive, Green Bay, where the Mass of Christian Burial will take place at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Paul Demuth officiating. Entombment will be at the Allouez Catholic Mausoleum. Online condolences may be expressed at www.lyndahl.com.

The Van Boxtel family would like to extend a special thanks to Fred Koehne, Ed's loyal friend and right hand man for over 35 years. Ed frequently said that his own success wouldn't have been possible without Fred's hard work and dedication. Marlene Van Boxtel was also a very important person in his life. They would also like to thank the doctors and nursing staff on the 5th floor of St. Vincent Hospital. Your compassion and professionalism during a very difficult time was incredible. Finally, thank you to the staff at the Unity Hospice Jack and Ingrid Meng Residence. It takes very special people to do what you do. "And You Can't Do Better Than That, Now Can You."

Lyndahl Funeral Home

And Cremation Services

1350 Lombardi Avenue

(920) 499-1223

5/24/2011 Herald Times Reporter

Celestine T. Johanek (1922 - 2011)



 

Johanek, Celestine T.

Celestine T. Johanek, age 88, of 18813 Nero Rd. Town of Two Creeks, died late Saturday night, May 21, 2011 at the Hamilton Care Center, Two Rivers.

Celestine was born June 11, 1922 in the town of Two Creeks, a son of the late Thomas J. and Catherine A. (Schleis) Johanek. He attended the Lake View Country School in Two Creeks and also the Two Rivers Vocational School. Celestine worked many years for Henry Lehrmann, hauling milk and vegetables; the Two Creeks Garage; and later owned & operated the home farm until the present. He also worked as a self employed electrician in the 50's & 60's. Celestine was also an accomplished musician, playing the clarinet & saxophone with the Two Creeks Farm Hands for almost 60 years. He was honored after 50 years of playing for his musical entertainment. Mr. Johanek also helped out playing with several other polka bands in the area, and he was a past member of the Squeekers Sip Club of Tisch Mills. Survivors include several nephews: Dennis Grimm, Two Rivers, David (Nancy) Johanek, Manitowoc, Donald (Debbie) Johanek, Mishicot, and Dean (Tammy) Johanek, Wausaukee; two nieces: Florence (Herman) Burmeister, Two Rivers, and Audrey Johanek of Zander; several great nieces & nephews and cousins also survive. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Daniel (Evelyn) Johanek, Sr.; a sister, Helen (Frank) Grimm; and a nephew, Daniel Johanek, Jr.

Funeral services will be held at 6:00 p.m. on Wednesday, May 25, 2011 at St. Isadore the Farmer Parish in Tisch Mills. Officiating at the Mass of Christian Burial will be the Rev. Dennis Drury, assisted by Deacon Bob Pribek. Burial will follow in the parish cemetery.

Friends may call at St. Isadore the Farmer Parish in Tisch Mills, from 3:30 p.m. until the time of Mass at 6:00 p.m. Wednesday evening. There will be no visitation held this evening.

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

The Johanek family would like to express special thanks to the entire staff of the Hamilton Care Center, and the doctors and nurses at Aurora Hospital for the compassionate care extended to Celestine.


 

Published in Manitowoc Herald Times Reporter on May 24, 2011

Joseph L. Waskow (1928 - 2011)



 

Waskow, Joseph L.

Joseph L. Waskow, age 83, a resident of the Hamilton Care Center, formerly of 1008 - 26th St. Two Rivers, died Saturday night, May 21, 2011 at the Hamilton Care Center.

Joe was born March 27, 1928 in Two Rivers, a son of the late Frank H. and Jennie (Ebel) Waskow. He attended St. Luke Parochial School and Washington High School in Two Rivers, graduating with the class of 1947. Joseph then served his country with the United States Navy, serving during the Korean War. On August 19, 1955, he was married to Carol M. Henrickson at St. Luke's Catholic Church. She preceded him in death on October 28, 2006. Joe worked construction for a number of years before he became employed by the City of Two Rivers. He worked over 30 years with the water & light department, retiring in 1990. Joseph and Carol were members of the Resurrection Choir at St. Luke's Church for many years; he was also a member of Manitowoc Rifle & Pistol Club; he enjoyed woodcarving and fishing; and after Carol became confined to the nursing home, he devoted countless hours caring for her until her death.

Survivors include one son and daughter-in-law, Brian and Jerilyn Waskow, Two Rivers; three daughters & two sons-in-law, Claire Hynek, Kimberly, Linda and Thomas Rabideau, and Lori and Lee Bruechert, all of Two Rivers; his grandchildren: Gina and Greg Hafele, Becky and Jim Schuh, Jill and Mike Srnec, Amy and John Volkman, Jeni and Chris Ehlbeck; Julie, Jayne, and Jeff Koellmer; Jamie Jonas and special friend, Betsy, Paula and Cory Shimulunas, Bryana & Jenna Waskow; Joseph and Kiffany Bruechert, and their children, Abigail, Isiah and Ethan; 27 great grandchildren. He is also survived by a sister-in-law, Carol Waskow, Manitowoc; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, Carol; a daughter and three son-in-laws, Phyllis and Gary Wettstein; Paul Jonas and Gary Hynek; three brothers, two sisters, and a brother-in-law, John Henrickson.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, May 25, 2011 at St. Peter the Fisherman Catholic Church, 3218 Tannery Rd. Two Rivers. Officiating at the Mass of Christian Burial will be the Rev. Tom Reynebeau, with burial to follow in Holy Cross Cemetery, Two Rivers. Military graveside rites will be accorded by the VFW and American Legion Post of Two Rivers.

The family will greet relatives and friends at St. Peter the Fisherman Catholic Church, from 9:00 a.m. until the time of mass at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday morning. There will be no visitation this evening.

Deja & Martin Funeral Chapels, 1506 - 18th St. Two Rivers is assisting the Waskow family with funeral arrangements. The Waskow family would like to extend a special thank you to Dr. Thayer; the staff at Harmony House of Two Rivers; the staff of the Hamilton Care Center; and staff of AseraCare Hospice for all the compassionate care and kindness given to our father.


 

Published in Manitowoc Herald Times Reporter on May 24, 2011

5/25/2011 Door County Advocate

Colombo, David "Rocky"

8:05 PM, May. 24, 2011  |  
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David "Rocky" Colombo, 63, Sturgeon Bay, passed away at his home on May 23, 2011. He was born May 9, 1948, in Sturgeon Bay, to William and Marie (Albert) Colombo Sr. He received his Bachelors degree in health and physical education at the University of Wisconsin - LaCrosse. After college, he worked in the ship yards in Sturgeon Bay and then sold insurance and real estate. Later, he earned his Masters degree in Educational Administration at Edgewood College in Madison and worked as a grade school principal in Antigo and Rhinelander. On June 24, 1994, he married Candice Dexheimer in Sturgeon Bay. Rocky was a lifetime member of the Elks Club. He loved anything related to sports, following the Brewers, the Packers, and above all, the Bucky Badgers. But, more than anything, he loved being a grandpa and spending time with his granddaughters.

Survivors include his wife, Candice; two children, Chris (Kari) Colombo, Appleton; Amanda (Tim) Hoger, Madison; three grandchildren, Elise and Chloe Colombo, and Ava Hoger; two brothers, Father Ron Colombo, Denmark; Bill (Lisa) Colombo, Jr., Appleton; two sisters, Char (Richard) Bohn, Sturgeon Bay; Mary Colombo, Green Bay; in-laws, Arvin (Judi) Dexheimer, Sturgeon Bay; aunts, uncles, and numerous cousins, nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents.

A concelebrated funeral Mass will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday, May 26, 2011, at St. Francis and St. Mary Parish, Brussels, the Rev. Pius Cotter and Rev. Ron Colombo officiating. Burial will be in St. Joseph Cemetery in Sturgeon Bay. Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the Forbes Funeral Home and after 10:30 a.m. Thursday at the church. There will be no viewing at the church on Thursday morning. A prayer service will be conducted at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. A memorial fund has been established in his name. Online condolences may be offered at www.forbesfuneralhome.com.

Mayrack, Dawn M.

8:05 PM, May. 24, 2011  |  
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Dawn M. Mayrack, 65, Middleton, passed away on Monday, May 23, 2011, at Attic Angel Place surrounded by family. She was born on Feb. 15, 1946, in Sturgeon Bay, the daughter of Charles and Alfreda (Johns) Fick. After high school, Dawn served her country as a yeoman in the US Navy from 1966 until 1969. She was united in marriage to Lee Mayrack on Aug. 21, 1970. Dawn worked for the Department of Transportation for 16 years until she later became an administrative assistant for the Sturgeon Bay Police Department in 2006. She was a past member of St. Martin's Lutheran Church where she was an active committee volunteer.

Dawn is survived by a daughter, Sandra Leigh Mayrack (fiance, Matthew Joesph Nardini); a brother, Art (Kathy) Ficks; sister, Joan (Donald) LeCaptain; brother, Gerald (Dora) Fick; foster mother, Elsie Fahs; nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents; foster mother, Hazel Squire; a son, Troy Mayrack; a sister, Hazel (Charles) Steinke and many special friends.

Funeral services will be held at ST.MARTIN'S LUTHERAN CHURCH, 2427 Church Street, Cross Plains, at 11 a.m. on Friday, May 27, 2011. Burial will be in Valley Home Cemetery, Cross Plains. Visitation will be from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m. on Thursday, May 26, 2011, at the GUNDERSON CROSS PLAINS FUNERAL & CREMATION CARE, 2421 Church St., Cross Plains and also on Friday from 10 a.m. until the time of the service at the church.

Gunderson Cross Plains

Funeral & Cremation Care

2421 Church Street

608-798-3141

5/25/2011 GBPG

Herman, Dale Francis

11:41 PM, May. 24, 2011  |  

 

Dale Francis Herman, 50, Green Bay resident, passed away quietly at his home on Monday, May 23, 2011, with his family by his side.

He was born on Aug. 20, 1960, in Green Bay to the late Francis and Mary (Peters) Herman.

Dale married Lisa Hinkhouse on March 14, 1999, at the Chapel of Love in the Mall of America.

Dale was employed by De Groot Construction, Tillmann Landscaping and also Up-Right Services. He enjoyed going to Packer home games with his best friend, Fritz, and traveling with his close friends to away Packer games.

Dale never missed a chance to attend an AC/DC concert. He enjoyed spending time with his daughter, Grace going to WWE wrestling. Dale also enjoyed fishing and playing Cuyou with friends and family.

Survivors include his wife, Lisa; his daughter, Grace; one sister, Kim (Chuck) Bouche; godchild Aleya Bouche. He is also survived by his brother-in-law, Paul (Beckie) Hinkhouse and their children Jeremy and Sarah; his sister-in-law, Mary (David) Hintz and their children, Aaron, Noah, and Seth; and many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his grandparents, Norbert (Catherine) Peters and William (Bardenah) Herman; several aunts and uncles.

Friends may call at Proko-Wall Funeral Home, 1630 E. Mason St., on Thursday from 3 to 7 p.m. Funeral Service will follow at 7 p.m. with Reverend Kevin Schneider, S.J.

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

The family would like to thank the Bellin Cancer Team, Dr. Lynch, Dr. Krueger, and Patti, and all the nursing staff; Unity Hospice and the staff at Bellin Hospital. A special thank you to all of our family and friends for all their help and support through this difficult time.

Zellner, Rosella "Rosie" (Tilot)

11:40 PM, May. 24, 2011  |  

 

Rosella "Rosie" (Tilot) Zellner, 78, Green Bay, passed away May 24, 2011, surrounded by her family.

Born on Oct. 7, 1932, she is the daughter of the late Joseph and Marie (Deterville) Tilot.

Rosie married Jimmy Zellner Nov. 11, 1952, at Saints Peter and Paul Church.

She most of all enjoyed spending time with her family. Her children, grandchildren, and great- grandchildren were her pride and joy.

Rosie enjoyed gambling with her husband, Jimmy, and friends. She also enjoyed camping, bowling, and cooking for her family. Rosie worked hard all of her life and always made time for her family.

She is survived by her husband, Jimmy, of 58 years; four children and their spouses, Susan (Tim) Roskom, Bruce (Donna) Zellner, Brad (Beth) Zellner, Cheryl (Mark) Zeise; nine grandchildren, Amy, Ryan, Jason, Andy, Autumn, Karie, Adam, Katie, and Chett; nine great-grandchildren, Tyler, Hunter, Madison, Elijah, Matthew, Madelyn, Jackson, Mika, and Jonas; many nieces, nephews, and other relatives.

Rosie was preceded in death by both her parents; brother, Bernard Tilot; sister, Bernice (Elmer) VanFrachen; and two nephews.

Visitation at MALCORE (East) Funeral Home University Ave at Baird St Thursday from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. Parish Wake Service Thursday 7 p.m. Visitation will continue at the funeral home Friday from 9:30 a.m. until the time of the funeral Mass. Funeral Mass Friday at 10:30 a.m. at Saints Peter and Paul church. Entombment at Nicolet Memorial Gardens.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to the staff at Aurora Bay Care and DaVita Dialysis Center.

5/25/2011 Herald Times Reporter

Barbara A. LeClair (1957 - 2011)



 

LeClair, Barbara A.

Barbara A. LeClair, age 54, of 11305 Birch Dr. Two Rivers, died peacefully surrounded by her loving family, Monday, May 23, 2011 at the Aurora Medical Center after a couragous battle with cancer.

Barb was born in Mishicot on January 29, 1957 to the late William and Winifred (Vanderbusch) Bruechert. She attended Mishicot Public Schools, graduating from Mishicot High School with the class of 1975. On March 18, 1978, she married Dennis D. LeClair at St. Peter's Lutheran Church in Mishicot. Together, the couple owned & operated Alchemy Machine & Gear LLC for many years; she also worked for Kulpa Fisheries and the Hamilton Memorial Home in Two Rivers. Barb loved the time spent with her family, and was a wonderful grandmother. She enjoyed camping with family and friends, and gardening.

Survivors include her husband, Dennis LeClair; two daughters & a son-in-law, Karen (Nicholas) Wordell, and Joann LeClair & special friend, Shawn Lucas, all of Manitowoc; seven grandchildren, Destiny, Angel & Shamus Wordell; Quintin Klawitter; Ashlynne, Anya & Aidan Iles; and her mother-in-law, Rose LeClair of Two Rivers. She is further survived by three brothers & sisters-in-law, Robert (Ruby) Bruechert, Elko, NV, Jerry (Sue) Bruechert and John (Terri) Bruechert, all of Two Rivers; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law include: Linda LeClair, Allen (Lori) LeClair, Joann (Larry) Raatz, Theresa (Dennis) Elsen, Ann (Dennis) Popelars, Greg (Julie) LeClair, Chris (Kay) LeClair, and Judy (Mark) Nolting; many nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents; one son, David LeClair; one daughter, Misty Ann Iles; and her father-in-law, David LeClair.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, May 27, 2011 at the Deja & Martin Funeral Chapels, 1506 - 18th St. Two Rivers. Rev. David Arndt will officiate at the service, with burial to follow in Holy Cross Cemetery, Two Rivers. Friends may call at the Deja & Martin Funeral Chapels, from 5:00 until 7:30 p.m. Thursday evening, May 26, 2011, and after 10:00 a.m. Friday until the time of service at 11:00 a.m. The LeClair family would like to express their sincere thanks to Dr. Barylak and all the nurses at the Vince Lombardi Cancer Clinic, and also all the wonderful nurses on the Oncology floor at the Aurora Medical Center for their compassionate care and kindness extended to Barb.


 

Published in Manitowoc Herald Times Reporter on May 25, 2011

5/25/2011 Post Crescent

Loos, Eleanor Kasten

9:49 PM, May. 24, 2011  |  

 

Appleton

Eleanor Kasten Loos, age 98, of Appleton, and formerly of Seymour passed away early Tuesday, Morning May 24, 2011, at Cherry Meadows Hospice with her children by her side. She was born March 17, 1913, in Appleton, daughter of the late William and Ella (Abel) Kasten.

Eleanor was united in marriage to Walter Loos in Seymour. He preceded her in death in 1971. Eleanor was a 1931 graduate of Seymour High School and attended Kaukauna Normal School in 1932. She also attended the University of Oshkosh and taught in one room schools in Seymour, Black Creek and surrounding area.

Eleanor was the oldest life member of Emmanuel Lutheran Church where she taught Sunday school. She was a charter member of the Outagamie County Retired Teachers Association.

Survivors include her children: a son David Loos, Appleton, and a daughter Janice Krahn, Appleton; a granddaughter Melissa Krahn, Oconomowoc, and other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by parents, her husband Walter and son-in-law Lee Krahn.

Friends may call Friday, May 27, 2011, at Emmanuel Lutheran Church, Seymour from 3:30 p.m. until funeral services at 5 p.m. with Pastor Roland Lindeman officiating, burial in the Parish Cemetery. On Line condolences may be made at www.muehlboettcher.com

A special thank you to Cherry Meadows for all your care and concern.

5/26/2011 GBPG

DeGrave, Evelyn M.

10:06 PM, May. 25, 2011  |  

Evelyn M. DeGrave, 90, Luxemburg, died early Wednesday morning, May 25, 2011, at Oak Creek Assisted Living in Luxemburg. She was born June 27, 1920, in Thiry Daems to the late Fabian and Anna (Hoffman) Junion.

On June 27, 1939, Evelyn married Alvin Jule DeGrave at St. Odile Church, Thiry Daems. He preceded her in death Dec. 13, 1995. Evelyn was a loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother who loved to bake, play cards, complete word search puzzles and visit with family and friends.

Survivors include her son and daughter-in-law, Francis "Frank" and Pat DeGrave, Green Bay; one son-in-law, Ronald (Diane) Jeanquart, Brussels; seven grandchildren, Vicki (Dave) Tegtman, Chris (Colleen) DeGrave, Greg (Nancy) DeGrave, Rhonda (Frank) Hassemer, Lori (David) Karas, Tricia (Kevin) Wilke, Renee (Willie) McAllister; 19 great-grandchildren, Erica (Joe) Stehsel, Janelle (Josh) Martell, Kristen (Kyle) Castro, Tanner and Hailey DeGrave, Logan and Mike DeGrave, Heidi Stueck, Kayla Englebert, Nathan and Michelle Jeanquart, Phillip Karas, Rebecca, Rachael and Ruth Wilke, Trenton Phillips, Alexis, Sophia and Kane McAllister; two great-great-grandchildren, Chloe Martell and Carter Englebert; one sister-in-law, Arlene Deprey, Casco; nieces and nephews.

Evelyn was preceded in death by one daughter, Linda Jeanquart; five brothers, Clarence (Alice), Art, Ben (Esther), Raymond, Fabian (Blanche) Junion; one sister, Anna (Felix) Rank; brothers in-law and sisters-in-law, William (Grace) DeGrave, Eunice (Donald) Splingaire, Donald Deprey.

Friends may call at the McMAHON FUNERAL HOME, LUXEMBURG, 4 to 7:30 p.m. (Today) Thursday, May 26, 2011. Closing parish prayer service 7:30 p.m. Thursday. Visitation will continue Friday between 9:30 and 10:15 a.m. at St. Mary Church, Luxemburg. Funeral 10:30 a.m. at the church with Rev. Milton Suess officiating. Burial in St. Mary Cemetery.

The family wishes to thank Dr. Kristin Powell, Rev. Milton Suess and the Staff of Oak Creek Assisted Living for taking such good care of Evelyn.

Please visit the McMahon Funeral Home website at www.mcmahonfh.com to leave messages of sympathy for the DeGrave Family.

Huggard, Rayah Danielle

10:05 PM, May. 25, 2011  |  

 

Rayah Danielle Huggard, infant daughter of David Huggard and Hannah Thibodeau, passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, May 24, 2011. She was born May 4, 2011, in Green Bay.

She will be deeply missed by her parents, David Huggard and Hannah Thibodeau; sister, Sydney; maternal grandparents, Linda (fiance, Eric) Thibodeau; Kurt (Becky) Thibodeau; paternal grandparents, Michael (Patricia) Gage, and Linda Huggard; aunts and uncles, Lindsay (Leo) Thibodeau, Michael (Briana) Thibodeau, Greg (Leslie) Gage, Pamela Gage, Amber Gage, and Cadie Gage; and cousins.

Private funeral services open to close family and friends will be held Thursday, May 26, 2011, from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. at Cotter Funeral Home, De Pere. Rayah will be laid to rest at Allouez Cemetery. Online condolences may be expressed at www.cotterfuneralhome.com.

LeCaptain, Jeanice

9:00 PM, May. 25, 2011  |  

Jeanice LeCaptain, 54, Green Bay, died peacefully Wednesday, May 25, 2011. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Blaney Funeral Home.

Mortimer, Judith D. "Judy" nee Delforge,

9:00 PM, May. 25, 2011  |  

Judith D. "Judy" Mortimer, nee Delforge, 65, Chilton, died on Tuesday, May 24, 2011, at St. Elizabeth Hospital in Appleton. She was born July 2, 1945, in Green Bay, daughter of Gwendolyn (Rolley) Delforge and the late Raymond M. Delforge.

Judy married Carl "Butch" Mortimer on July 6, 1985, at Ebenezer United Church of Christ in Chilton. She was a member of St. Martin Lutheran Church in Chilton, worked many years for the Foley Company in Chilton. Judy was a kind individual who had a big heart, always thinking of others before herself. She used these God given gifts to diligently care for others at the Homestead Care Center in New Holstein before she retired three years ago. Judy was fun to be with; whether time was spent with her on a casino trip, listening to classic Elvis Presley music, or admiring the recent addition to her Elvis paraphernalia collection, that time was sure to be a cherished memory in the making.

Survivors include her mother, Gwendolyn Delforge-Boehm; brothers, Raymond and Rita Delforge, Green Bay; Ron and Joan Delforge, Menomonee Falls; a sister, Debbie (Brian) Cuene, DePere; a niece and Godchild, Rebecca Barbosa; a nephew and Godchild, Josh Willems; additional nieces and nephews, Eric Delforge, Brian Delforge, Renee Bergsbaken, Mike Giese, Michelle Giese; and her Godfather, Roland Delforge. She is further survived bye, great-nieces and nephews, other relatives and friends. Judy was preceded in death by her father, Raymond M. Delforge; her husband, Carl; and her Godmother: Gladys Rolley.

Funeral service will be at 12 noon on Saturday, May 28, 2011, at St. Martin Lutheran Church, 717 Memorial Dr., in Chilton, with the Rev. Wayne Huebner officiating. Friends may call at the church from 9 a.m. until 11:45 a.m. on Saturday, May 28, 2011. Memorials are appreciated in the name of Judith D. Mortimer.

Online Condolences

www.wietingfuneralhome.com

Zellner, Rosella "Rosie" (Tilot)

10:04 PM, May. 25, 2011  |  

Rosella "Rosie" (Tilot) Zellner, 78, Green Bay, passed away May 24, 2011, surrounded by her family.

Visitation at MALCORE (East) Funeral Home University Ave at Baird St Thursday (today) from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. Parish Wake Service Thursday (today) 7 p.m. Visitation will continue at the funeral home Friday from 9:30 a.m. until the time of the funeral Mass. Funeral Mass Friday at 10:30 a.m. at Saints Peter and Paul church. Entombment at Nicolet Memorial Gardens.

5/26/2011 Herald Times Reporter

Barbara A. LeClair



 

LeClair, Barbara A.

Barbara A. LeClair, age 54, of 11305 Birch Dr. Two Rivers, died peacefully surrounded by her loving family, Monday, May 23, 2011 at the Aurora Medical Center after a couragous battle with cancer.

Barb was born in Mishicot on January 29, 1957 to the late William and Winifred (Vanderbusch) Bruechert. She attended Mishicot Public Schools, graduating from Mishicot High School with the class of 1975. On March 18, 1978, she married Dennis D. LeClair at St. Peter's Lutheran Church in Mishicot. Together, the couple owned & operated Alchemy Machine & Gear LLC for many years; she also worked for Kulpa Fisheries and the Hamilton Memorial Home in Two Rivers. Barb loved the time spent with her family, and was a wonderful grandmother. She enjoyed camping with family and friends, and gardening.

Survivors include her husband, Dennis LeClair; two daughters & a son-in-law, Karen (Nicholas) Wordell, and Joann LeClair & special friend, Shawn Lucas, all of Manitowoc; seven grandchildren, Destiny, Angel & Shamus Wordell; Quintin Klawitter; Ashlynne, Anya & Aidan Iles; and her mother-in-law, Rose LeClair of Two Rivers. She is further survived by three brothers & sisters-in-law, Robert (Ruby) Bruechert, Elko, NV, Jerry (Sue) Bruechert and John (Terri) Bruechert, all of Two Rivers; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law include: Linda LeClair, Allen (Lori) LeClair, Joann (Larry) Raatz, Theresa (Dennis) Elsen, Ann (Dennis) Popelars, Greg (Julie) LeClair, Chris (Kay) LeClair, and Judy (Mark) Nolting; many nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents; one son, David LeClair; one daughter, Misty Ann Iles; and her father-in-law, David LeClair.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, May 27, 2011 at the Deja & Martin Funeral Chapels, 1506 - 18th St. Two Rivers. Rev. David Arndt will officiate at the service, with burial to follow in Holy Cross Cemetery, Two Rivers. Friends may call at the Deja & Martin Funeral Chapels, from 5:00 until 7:30 p.m. Thursday evening, May 26, 2011, and after 10:00 a.m. Friday until the time of service at 11:00 a.m. The LeClair family would like to express their sincere thanks to Dr. Barylak and all the nurses at the Vince Lombardi Cancer Clinic, and also all the wonderful nurses on the Oncology floor at the Aurora Medical Center for their compassionate care and kindness extended to Barb.


 

Published in Manitowoc Herald Times Reporter from May 25 to May 26, 2011

5/26/2011 Post Crescent

Band, Marcella M. "Marcy"

9:00 PM, May. 25, 2011  |  

Marcella Margaret Abendroth Band, of Menasha, passed away on May 22, 2011, while with family outside enjoying the beautiful Wisconsin sunshine and the sounds of birds, on the grounds of Prairie Home Assisted Living in Menasha.

She was born Marcella Margaret Belongia in Coleman, Wisconsin, on November 5, 1916, the daughter of Margaret (LaPlante) and Napoleon Belongia, both deceased. On July 3, 1937, she married Roy John Abendroth at St. Patrick's Church in Menasha, WI. They shared 13 happy years together, and after his death on February 8, 1951, she raised their five children. She was blessed with 11 grandchildren, and 12 great-grandchildren.

She is survived by her five children: son, Thomas (Jan) Abendroth of Appleton; daughter, Susan Abendroth Banton of Orlando, FL; son, Peter (Nancy) Abendroth of Massanutten, VA; daughter, Andrea Abendroth Hummel of Menasha; and son, Joseph (Barb) Abendroth of Menasha. Also surviving are her grandchildren: Kelly (Michael) Richard, J. Andrew (Nan) Banton, Rick (Karrie) Abendroth, Lisa Abendroth and her husband, Eric Grattan, Marta (David) Mossburg, Hans (Kim) Hummel, Bridget (Bob) Heavner, Brook Banton, Katie (Chris) Murray, Scott (Natalie) Abendroth, and Angie Abendroth; and great-grandchildren: Katelyn and Nicholas Richard, Alexis Kohlbeck; Colin Abendroth, Meghan Heavner, Nicholas and Erin Banton; Abbey, Lee and Sidney Murray; Hank and Charlie Mossburg; and Alissa Abendroth. She is also survived by two step-daughters: Edna Mae DeBruin of Downers Grove, IL (daughter of Clark Wiese), and Mary Catherine Bell of Bell, Ottawa, Ont. Canada (daughter of C. Merrick Band). She is also survived by many nieces, nephews, and dear friends.

She was preceded in death by her husbands; Clark Wiese and C. Merrick Band; and was the last survivor of many brothers and sisters.

She was currently a member of St. Bernard's Parish in Appleton, having also been a member of Corpus Christi Parish in Destin, FL, and St. Maurice Church in Ottawa, Ont., Canada. While in Destin, Marcy was an active Member of the choir and the St. Vincent de Paul Society of Corpus Christi Parish.

A memorial in Marcella's name may be directed to the local chapter of the St. Vincent de Paul Society. The funeral mass will be at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, May 31, 2011, at ST. BERNARD CATHOLIC CHURCH, 1617 W. Pine St., Appleton, with Fr. Dennis Ryan officiating. Friends will be received at the church on Tuesday from 10 a.m. until the time of the mass. Burial will be in St. Joseph Cemetery, Appleton.

The family would like to express sincere gratitude to the staff at Affinity Medical, especially Dr. James Haine who was such a caring and competent physician. Also, we are grateful for the wonderful caregivers at Prairie Home Assisted Living, and, most recently, Heartland Hospice, for all the gentle care and thoughtful concern given to Mother.

Wichmann Funeral Home

537 North Superior Street

Appleton 920-739-1231

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Dercks, Harold H. "Scuts"

9:58 PM, May. 25, 2011  |  

 

Harold H. "Scuts" Dercks, age 88, of Appleton, passed away on Tuesday, May 24, 2011, at Meadow View Assisted Living in Bonduel. Scuts was born in Little Chute, August 11, 1922, a son of the late Nick and Rose (Jansen) Dercks. He married Lily Gerondale in 1944; she preceded him in death on August 13, 1981. He later married Dorothy Moritz in October 1983.

Scuts served his country in the U.S. Army during WWII; He was employed at Kimberly-Clark (Midtec) for 44 years, retiring May 1984. He enjoyed gardening, growing vegetables, flowers, plants and raising pigeons and canaries; he was a member of Holy Spirit Catholic Church in Kimberly; and the Jacob Coppus American Legion Post 258, in Little Chute.

He is survived by his two sons, Robert (Ellyn) Dercks, Clintonville, and Jeff (Deb) Dercks, Kaukauna; three sisters, Irene Verhagen, Little Chute, Dolores (Duane) Vanderloop, Kaukauna, and Joan (Lefty) Geurts, Kaukauna; two brothers, Russell (Myra) Dercks, Little Chute, and Tom (Muggs) Dercks, Combined Locks; six grandchildren, Jill (Jeff) Rechner, Neenah, Kris (Ellen) Kelderman, Virginia, Jaime Dercks, Little Chute, Stacy Dercks, DePere, Andy Dercks, Clintonville, and Kory Dercks, Clintonville; three sisters-in-law, Ann Dercks, Little Chute, Clara Dercks, Little Chute, and Bernice Dercks, Little Chute.

He was preceded in death by his daughter, Donna Dercks, four sisters: Julia Reichel, Mutzie Helms, Eleanor Mahn, and Lavern Dercks; five brothers, James, David, Paul, Gene, and Roger; four brothers-in-law, Mark Verhagen, Cyril Reichel, Virgil Helms, and Harvey Mahn.

Funeral service will be held on Friday May 27, 2011, at 11 a.m., at HOLY SPIRIT CATHOLIC CHURCH, 600 East Kimberly Ave, Kimberly, with Fr. Don Everts officiating. Visitation will begin at 9 a.m. until the hour of service. Inurnment will be at Highland Memorial Park.

Wichmann Funeral Home

537 N. Superior St.

Appleton 920-739-1231

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Hardy, Norbert H.

9:00 PM, May. 25, 2011  |  

Inadvertently omitted, Norbert was survived by sons Dave, Randy (Bev), Mike, and Jack (Penny Sue), daughters Diane (Louie) Gregory, Cheryl (special friend Dane), Sandy (Bruce) LaCount, and Lori. He was further survived by numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren, a sister, Jeanette (Tom) Woods, and brother Frank Hardy.

Mortimer, Judith D. "Judy"

9:00 PM, May. 25, 2011  |  

Judith D. "Judy" Mortimer, nee Delforge, age 65, of Chilton, died on Tuesday, May 24, 2011, at St. Elizabeth Hospital in Appleton. She was born July 2, 1945, in Green Bay, daughter of Gwendolyn (Rolley) Delforge and the late Raymond M. Delforge. Judy married Carl "Butch" Mortimer on July 6, 1985, at Ebenezer United Church of Christ in Chilton. She was a member of St. Martin Lutheran Church in Chilton worked many years for the Foley Company in Chilton. Judy was a kind individual who had a big heart, always thinking of others before herself. She used these God given gifts to diligently care for others at the Homestead Care Center in New Holstein before she retired three years ago. Judy was fun to be with; whether time was spent with her on a casino trip, listening to classic Elvis Presley music, or admiring the recent addition to her Elvis paraphernalia collection, that time was sure to be a cherished memory in the making.

Survivors include her mother: Gwendolyn Delforge-Boehm; brothers: Raymond and Rita Delforge, Green Bay; Ron and Joan Delforge, Menomonee Falls; a sister, Debbie (Brian) Cuene, DePere; a niece and Godchild: Rebecca Barbosa; a nephew and Godchild: Josh Willems; additional nieces and nephews: Eric Delforge, Brian Delforge, Renee Bergsbaken, Mike Giese, Michelle Giese; and her Godfather: Roland Delforge. She is further survived bye great nieces and nephews, other relatives and friends.

Judy was preceded in death by her father, Raymond M. Delforge; her husband, Carl; and her Godmother: Gladys Rolley.

Funeral service will be at 12 Noon on Saturday, May 28, 2011, at St. Martin Lutheran Church (717 Memorial Dr.) in Chilton with the Rev. Wayne Huebner officiating. Friends may call at the church from 9 a.m. until 11:45 a.m. Saturday, May 28, 2011. Memorials are appreciated in the name of Judith D. Mortimer.

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5/27/2011 GBPG

Kiefert, Gerald J.

9:00 PM, May. 26, 2011  |  

Gerald J. Kiefert, 65, Green Bay, died unexpectedly, Wednesday, May 25, 2011, at home.

Gerald was born in Oconto Falls, Feb. 24, 1946, to the late Henry and Elsie (LaCourt) Kiefert.

He is survived by his sister, Rose Klimek, Green Bay; two brothers, Henry Kiefert Jr., Green Bay; and Richard Kiefert, De Pere; brother-in-law, Frank Loch, Green Bay; other relatives and friends.

Gerald was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Joseph LaCourt; sister, Mary Loch; brother-in-law, Kenneth Klimek; and sisters-in-law, Audrey and Carolyn Kiefert.

Private services were held at MALCORE (East) Funeral Home. Gerald's ashes will be buried at Ft. Howard Memorial Park.

LeCaptain, Jeanice

9:00 PM, May. 26, 2011  |  

Jeanice LeCaptain, 54, Green Bay, died peacefully Wednesday, May 25, 2011, at her home, following a six-year battle with cancer.

Friends may call at Blaney Funeral Home, 1521 Shawano Ave., from 3 to 7 p.m. Tuesday. The funeral service will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home, with the Rev. Michael Baucom officiating. Entombment will be in the Shrine of the Good Shepherd Mausoleum. To send online condolences, please go to www.BlaneyFuneralHome.com.

The complete obituary will appear in Sunday's Press-Gazette.

Vandeyacht, Patricia Delores (Peterson)

10:50 PM, May. 26, 2011  |  

 

Patricia Delores Vandeyacht (Peterson), 78, passed away on May 25, 2011, at Brewster Village surrounded by her children.

She was born on Oct. 19, 1932, in Sherwood to Charles and Theresa (Micke) Peterson and grew up in Kaukauna, Wis.

Pat married Mark Vandeyacht on Nov. 25, 1950. They resided in Combined Locks, and later moved to Kaukauna. He preceded her in death on March 5, 1995.

Pat was a devoted wife and mother. She loved her family. She took delight in her children, their spouses and her 24 grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Pat was an artist and loved to capture the beauty of the world through her paintings. She loved crafts and creating things. She enjoyed feeding and watching the birds, deer and other animals from her window in the woods. Pat was an avid reader. She was also well known and loved for her graciousness, her ready laugh and her wonderful sense of humor.

Pat is survived by her loving children, Dan (Kathy), Kaukauna; Jim (Bette), Suamico; Ken, Combined Locks; Kathy (Glen) Vander Velden, Sturgeon Bay; Bill (Barb), Buchanan; Jean (Bob) Kieffer, Kaukauna; Tom (Mary), Menasha; Patty (Brian) Joosten, Little Chute; 21 grandchildren, Jon (Mary), Allan (Audrey), and Christine (special friend, Melissa Schoelke)Vandeyacht, James Vandeyacht Jr., Michelle (fiance, Sanjiv Sharma) and Chris Vandeyacht, Ben, Jake, and Zach Vander Velden, Ashleigh (Kyle) Buenning and Maria Vandeyacht, Chris, Matt, and Jon VandeVyver, Shanna and Matt Kieffer, Mark and Morgan Vandeyacht, and McKenna, Patrick and Jules Joosten; and three great-grandchildren, Meghan, Paige, and Ian Vandeyacht.

She is further survived by her sisters and sisters-in-law, Lilas Roehrborn, Kaukauna; Ida (Ray) Vanden Langenberg, Green Bay; Marie Peterson, Appleton; and Dorothy Peterson, Black Creek; Mark's sisters and brothers-in-law, Edee Vandeyacht, Kaukauna; JoAnn Vandeyacht, Combined Locks; Ken Levy, Eagle River; Rita Eichler, Texas; and many nieces, nephews and friends.

Pat was preceded in death by her husband; her parents; her step-mother, Millie Peterson; an infant child, Cheryl; a daughter-in-law, Barb; brothers, Robert and Charles Peterson; and sisters and brothers-in-law, Carol (Joe) Van Laarhoven, Florence (Jake) Lamers, Ethel (Orville) Krieck, and Milford Roehrborn.

Friends will be received at HOLY CROSS CATHOLIC CHURCH, 309 Desnoyer St., Kaukauna, on Tuesday, May 31, from 9 a.m. until the time of the Mass at 11 a.m., with Fr. Tom Pomeroy. Entombment will be in Highland Memorial Park, Appleton.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to the caring staff at Brewster Village in Appleton who always treated mom with dignity and respect. A memorial fund has been established for Alzheimer's research.

Fargo Funeral Home

400 West WisconsinAvenue

Kaukauna 766-6200

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Weidner, D.V.M., Rufus Frank

10:50 PM, May. 26, 2011  |  

 

Dr. Rufus Frank Weidner, D.V.M., 88, of The Glen at Highland Meadows, Queensbury, and formerly of Wisconsin, passed away Tuesday, May 24, 2011, with his family by his side.

Born March 30, 1923, in Casco, Wis., he was the son of the late farmer George Weidner and homemaker Louise (Simon) Weidner.

After graduating from Algoma High School in Wisconsin, Dr. Weidner went on to receive his Rural School Teacher Certificate from Door-Kewaunee County Normal School. He also attended Wisconsin State College, Marquette University, and the University of Minnesota, where he earned his Bachelor of Science degree and his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree.

Dr. Weidner worked as a rural school teacher before entering the United States Army in 1943, serving overseas in New Guinea, and being honorably discharged in 1946.

On Sept. 7, 1946, he married Maryjane Sisel at St. Adelbert's Catholic Church in Casco, Wis.

Dr. Weidner owned a private veterinary practice, and then was a Veterinary Meat Inspection Officer, an Assistant Station Veterinarian for the USDA Agricultural Research Center in Maryland, a Veterinary Medical Officer for the FDA in Washington, D. C., and finally, a Veterinary Medical Officer for the FDA in Chicago, Ill.

Following his retirement in 1985, Dr. Weidner dedicated his life to his family, especially his grandchildren.

He was also a member of the American Legion in Lancaster, Penn.

Dr. Weidner will be greatly missed. There is an empty space on this earth, but our hearts will be forever full.

In addition to his parents, Dr. Weidner was predeceased by his five brothers, Anthony, George, Arthur, John James, and Robert "Red" Weidner.

Survivors include his devoted wife of 64 years, Maryjane Weidner; their three children, Janet Weidner McKenna (Greg Thomas) Westmont, Ill.; Dr. Thomas Frank Weidner (Tina) Gaithersburg, Md. and their children, Ben (fiancee, Jeanette Rizzo,) Samantha Weidner Warren (Brandon) and Evan; Ann Hague (Bradford) Queensbury, N.Y. and their children, Erika and Nathan; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.

At his request, there will be no calling hours or funeral services.

Graveside ceremonies, with military honors, will be held Friday, May 27, at 3 p.m. at Gerald B. H. Solomon Saratoga National Cemetery, Duell Rd., Schuylerville.

The family would like to extend a sincere thank you to those who helped and cared for Rufus.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of a donation, in loving memory of Dr. Weidner, to The Humane Society of the United States at www.humanesociety.org.

Condolences may be mailed to Maynard D. Baker Funeral Home, 11 Lafayette St., Queensbury, NY 12804, or emailed through www.bakerfuneralhome.com.

5/27/2011 Post Crescent

Wouters, Diane G.

9:51 PM, May. 26, 2011  |  

Diane G. Wouters, Little Chute, age 65, died Wednesday May 25, 2011 at her home. She was born in Appleton on January 23, 1946, to Lloyd "Pork" and Stella (Romenesko) Sanders. Diane married Gerald "Pups" Wouters on October 22, 1993, at St. John Nepomucene Catholic Church. She enjoyed trips to the casino and collecting Precious Moments figurines. She also loved to babysit her many nieces and nephews as well as her great nieces and nephews.

Diane is survived by her husband, Gerald; stepson, Tom Wouters, Hortonville; step grandchildren: Serena Whitby and Madison Wouters; mother, Stella Sanders; siblings: Jan (Ed) Stanely, Dotty (Gary) Reybrock and Don (Linda) Sanders; and sisters and brothers-in-law: Coreen Sanders, Jane Brogen, Dan (Nan), Joe (Carol) and Karl (Diane) Wouters. She is further survived by many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Diane was preceded in death by her father, Lloyd; brother, Carl; aunt, Catherine Romenesko; and brother and sister-in-law: Edward Brogen and Anne Wouters.

Visitation will be held Tuesday May 31, 2011, at ST. JOHN NEPOMUCENE CATHOLIC CHURCH (323 S. Pine St. Little Chute) from 9:00 a.m. until time of Mass at 11 a.m. The Rev. Msgr. James Vanden Hogen will officiate. Committal St. John Cemetery. For online condolences, please visit:

www.oconnellfh.com.

Diane's family would like to thank nieces Paula and Brenda and Gina and Vi from Heartland Hospice for the love and care given to her.

O'CONNELL

FUNERAL HOME

201 E. Main Street

Little Chute 920-788-6237

5/28/2011 Door County Advocate

Schwartz, Virginia C.

6:59 PM, May. 27, 2011  |  
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Virginia C. Schwartz, 86, Sturgeon Bay, born into eternal life on Thursday evening, May 26, 2011, while at home following a lengthy illness.

She was born Feb. 5, 1925, in Toledo, Ohio, the daughter of the late Arthur and Catherine (Abel) Harris. Virginia graduated from Saginaw High School in Saginaw, Mich. She attended Bryant and Stratton Business College in Buffalo, N.Y. On Sept. 11, 1948, she married Harold O. Schwartz in North Tonawanda, N.Y., at Ascension Church. He preceded her in death on May 20, 2009.

She attended the Sturgeon Bay Moravian Church. Virginia enjoyed knitting, sewing, crocheting, reading and solving puzzle books. She volunteered for Red Cross, March of Dimes, and was active in the Boy's and Girl Scouts along with the United Way Campaign. She especially enjoyed spending time and playing with her great-grandson, Ethan.

She leaves behind her six loving children, Patricia (Robert) Grueff, St. Charles, Ill.; Sue Schwartz, De Pere; John (Laura) Schwartz, Spokane, Wash.; Michael (Barbara) Schwartz, San Jose, Calif.; Paul (Connie) Schwartz, Sedona, Ariz.; Gerald (Loreli) Schwartz, LaCrosse; one brother, John (Dulcie) Harris, Boulder, Colo.; six grandchildren, Gregg, Amy, Staci, Juli, Andrew, Kelly; two great-grandchildren, Ethan Ottomar Schwartz-Peterson, and Dorothy Sue Lambert; one sister-in-law, Jean Harris, Walnut, Calif.

Preceding her in death were her parents, husband, and her brother, George Harris.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, June 1, 2011, at Sturgeon Bay Moravian Church with Rev. Dr. Matthew Knapp officiating. Burial will follow at St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery.

Friends may call at the church on Wednesday from 10 a.m. until the time of services at 11 a.m.

Memorials may be made in her memory to Sturgeon Bay Moravian Church, Loaves and Fishes Meal Ministry.

Huehns Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements. Sign online guestbook or offer condolences at www.huehnsfuneral home.com

5/28/2011 GBPG

Wery, Desire F.

7:00 PM, May. 27, 2011  |  
 

 

Desire Frank Wery, 88, Sturgeon Bay, passed away on May 26, 2011, at Ministry Door County Medical Center. He was born on March 24, 1923, in Hermansville, Mich., to Herbert and Anna (Jones) Wery Sr. On April 8, 1967, he married Carol Tease at Sts. Peter and Paul Church in Green Bay; she preceded him in death on April 5, 2008. Desire served his country in the U.S. Army from 1943 to 1963. After retiring from the service, Desire was employed by Schartner Implement as a mechanic. He was a member of Corpus Christi Catholic Church and served as an usher for many years. He was also a member of the American Legion Post #72, the Retired Enlisted Association, Chapter #66, Appleton, and the WI Military Retirees Alliance. Desire was a care giver for his wife, Carol, for 39 years prior to her death.

Survivors include one son, Thomas Wery, Sturgeon Bay; one granddaughter, Olivia Wery; one sister, Rajah Notz, Sturgeon Bay. He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, three sisters, five brothers, and an infant grandson.

Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Thursday, June 2, 2011, at Corpus Christi Catholic Church with Rev. Carl Schmitt officiating. Entombment will be at St. Joseph Cemetery Mausoleum with military honors. Memorials may be directed to Spinal Cord Injury Foundation. The Forbes Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be offered at www.forbesfuneral home.com.

Deviley, Rodger L.

11:12 PM, May. 27, 2011  |  

 

Rodger L. Deviley, 80, longtime resident of Mill Center, passed away in his sleep, on Thursday, May 26, 2011. His right-hand man, Rodger Lee ,as well as King and Lynk waited at the gates of Heaven.

Rodger was born on Dec. 1, 1930, in Mill Center, Wis., to the late Lawrence and Violet Deviley.

Rodger was married to Kay (Brunette) Deviley for 55 years.

I know an obituary is supposed to outline a man's life. Well, I am not good with the dates and timeline. I do know that Dad was first and foremost a husband, father, brother, uncle and son. He was also a dear friend. He treasured the friendships he made while working on the Milwaukee Road for over 25 years. (As I am writing this I can hear the train whistle on Brown Road. Thank you, Dad). He thought of his railroad buddies as his family away from home.

He shared many stories of each one of you and enjoyed his recent visit. His passion was his farm and his Percherons. We want to thank the Frontier Farmers and his horse family for keeping his dreams alive. He enjoyed working the ZOO BOO for the past 18 years and at Max's Tree Farm. Dad would hitch up King and Lynk and work the land that we grew up on. He said it brought him back to his childhood. I know it is what kept him young.

Survivors include daughter, Rose Mathey and special friend, Marty Bonfield, and her children, Brad and Shannon Persson, Tom and Heidi Persson, Josh and Erin Mathey, Jennifer Mathey and special friend Adam; daughter, Karen and her husband, Rick Scherreiks and her children, Kelly and Aaron Prevost; son, Larry Deviley and his wife, Pam, and their children, Nick Deviley and special friend, Mary, Andy Deviley and special friend, Dana, Tim and Jackie Deviley; son, Jim Deviley and his wife, Mary; daughter, Barb Dillon and her husband, Pat, and their children, Nathan and Sean Dillon; daughter, Cathy Mitchell and her husband, Mitch; daughter, Sue Bertrand her husband, Ron, and their children, Emily Hammann and Cole Bertrand.

Survivors also include his great-grandchildren Sam, Zach, Riley, Emily, Lauren, Mackenzie, Lily, Evelyn, Alex and Austin; a sister, Ceil Schmidt; a brother, Ron Deviley, three brothers-in-law and a sister-in-law, Alden Brunette, Leroy and Janet Brunette, Clarence Kimps; a sister-in-law, Vivian Brunette.

Waiting to meet him in Heaven is his wife, Kay; his son, Allen; a grandson, Rodger Lee Dillon; two brothers, Milt and Donald Deviley; sisters-in-law, Marilyn and Dolores Brunette, Elaine Kimps, Dorothy Neuman, Elsie Deviley; brothers-in-law, Don, Bud and Jerry Brunette, Art Neuman, David Schmidt; a son-in-law, Danny Persson; nephews, David and Christopher Brunette; mother-in-law and father in-law, Lloyd and Elsie (Daul) Brunette; his dear parents; and countless other heavenly family and friends whose lives were taken too soon.

Rodger's entering into eternal life is a great loss for his family, relatives and many friends who will cherish his memory and sorely miss his not so many spoken words. I can speak for the entire family when I say we thoroughly enjoyed getting to know the man who gave us our foundation to build our lives. Thanks for the great example and unconditional love. We couldn't be any happier for Dad and Mom.

Friends may call Blaney Funeral Home 1521 Shawano Ave., from 2 to 7 p.m. Sunday. A Memorial Service will be held at 7 p.m. Sunday with Rev. David Kasperek officiating.

In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund has been established in Rodger's name. Please come as you are and help us celebrate Rodger's life.

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

Geiger, Bernard "Bernie" A.

11:12 PM, May. 27, 2011  |  

 

 

 

Bernard "Bernie" A. Geiger, 89, was peacefully received into the arms of the Lord on May 25, 2011, at Brillion WestHaven.

Bernie was born in the Town of Brillion, on July 25, 2011, son of the late Daniel and Ida (Vogel) Geiger. He served our country as a member of the United States Army, serving in the Pacific Theatre in Japan from 1946 to 1947. He is a member of the Bloedorn-Becker-Jensen Post 126 of Brillion.

Bernie married the former Katherine Preston on May 21, 1949, at St. Ann's Catholic Church, Francis Creek. The couple recently celebrated their 62nd anniversary.

Bernie was no stranger to hard work. He devoted his life to his family and farming. Along with his dad and brothers, farming operations were created in three counties whereby the identity: "Tri-County Farms' was born. He continued to grow his operation along with his sons, eventually turning it over to them. His legacy and farms identity live on. To those who knew Bernie know that he loved to drive tractor, loved visiting at "the cafe," going to bingo with Mom, and going to the cottage.

He is survived by his loving wife, Katherine, Brillion; four sons and their families, Dean (Debbie) Geiger, Brillion, and their children, Tony (Kari) Geiger, Craig (Melissa) Geiger, and Marcia (Tim) Roehrig; Patrick (Kim) Geiger, Brillion, and their children, Kristen (Scott) Geiger-Petersen, Amanda and Ashley Geiger; David Geiger, Brillion and his children, Jacob and Davey Geiger; Bernard Jr. "Bud" (Brenda) Geiger, Brillion, and their children, Travis, Shayna, and Tianna Geiger; two daughters, Sharon (Michael) Van Lanen, Darboy, and their children, Jared (Stephanie) Van Lanen, Brian Van Lanen, Amy (Adam) Pruess, and Kim (Matthew) Merrick; Mary Kay (Steve) Gruett, Potter, and their children: Michelle, Adam, Nicholas, and Maria Gruett; 10 great-grandchildren with two more great-grandchildren on the way; sisters, Hilaria Dvoracheck, Appleton; Rita (Allen) Wittman, Brillion; and Dolores Diny, De Pere; one brother, Daniel (Beverly) Geiger, Brillion; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Joseph Juckem, Chilton; Albert Brick, De Pere; Joseph (Kathleen) Preston, Whitelaw; John (MaryAnn) Preston, Manitowoc; Francis (Leona) Preston, Whitelaw; Jeanette Preston, Whitelaw; and Jim (fiancé, Del) Preston, Glenbeulah; nieces, nephews, other relatives, and many friends.

Bernie is preceded in death by his parents and father-in-law and mother-in-law, Jacob Washington and Viola Preston; a grandson, Jonathan David Geiger; brothers, Norbert (Monica) Geiger and Elmer (Bernice "Bun") Geiger; sisters, Ida Juckem and Germaine Brick; in-laws, Edward Dvoracheck, Michael Diny, George Preston, Marian (Robert) Shamburek, Earl (Elmira) Preston, and Dorothy Preston; and other nieces and nephews.

Funeral Services will take place at 4 p.m. on Tuesday, May 31, 2011, at Holy Family Parish, Brillion. Officiating at the Mass of Christian Burial will be Rev. Larry Abler OFM Cap with burial at St. Mary/Holy Family Parish Cemetery. Military rites will be accorded by the Bloedorn-Becker-Jensen Post #126 of Brillion.

Friends may call on Tuesday at church from 1 p.m. until the time of the Mass at 4 p.m.

The Wieting Funeral Home, Brillion, is assisting the Geiger family with funeral arrangements. Online condolences may be made at www.wieting-funeralhome.com.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are appreciated.

The Geiger family would like to extend a special thank you to Nicole Behnke and the rest of the staff at WestHaven for their care and compassion to both Bernie and his family.

Wery, Desire F.

11:13 PM, May. 27, 2011  |  

 

Desire Frank Wery, 88, Sturgeon Bay, passed away on May 26, 2011, at Ministry Door County Medical Center.

He was born on March 24, 1923, in Hermansville, Mich., to Herbert and Anna (Jones) Wery Sr.

On April 8, 1967, he married Carol Tease at Sts. Peter and Paul Church in Green Bay; she preceded him in death on April 5, 2008.

Desire served his country in the U.S. Army from 1943 to 1963. After retiring from the service, Desire was employed by Schartner Implement as a mechanic. He was a member of Corpus Christi Catholic Church and served as an usher for many years. He was also a member of the American Legion Post #72, the Retired Enlisted Association, Chapter #66, Appleton, and the WI Military Retirees Alliance. Desire was a care giver for his wife, Carol, for 39 years prior to her death.

Survivors include one son, Thomas Wery, Sturgeon Bay; one granddaughter, Olivia Wery; one sister, Rajah Notz, Sturgeon Bay. He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, three sisters, five brothers, and an infant grandson.

Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Thursday, June 2, 2011, at Corpus Christi Catholic Church with Rev. Carl Schmitt officiating. Entombment will be at St. Joseph Cemetery Mausoleum with military honors. Memorials may be directed to Spinal Cord Injury Foundation. The Forbes Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be offered at www.forbes funeralhome.com

5/28/2011 Herald Times Reporter

Bernard A. "Bernie" Geiger (1921 - 2011)

 



 

Geiger, Bernard 'Bernie' A.

Bernard "Bernie" A. Geiger, age 89, was peacefully received into the arms of the Lord on May 25, 2011 at Brillion WestHaven.

Bernie was born in the Town of Brillion on July 25, 1921, son of the late Daniel and Ida (Vogel) Geiger. He served our country as a member of the United States Army, serving in the Pacific Theatre in Japan from 1946 - 1947. He is a member of the Bloedorn-Becker-Jensen Post 126 of Brillion.

Bernie married the former Katherine Preston on May 21, 1949 at St. Ann's Catholic Church, Francis Creek. The couple recently celebrated their 62nd anniversary.

Bernie was no stranger to hard work. He devoted his life to his family and farming. Along with his dad and brothers, farming operations were created in three counties whereby the identity: 'Tri-County Farms' was born. He continued to grow his operation along with his sons, eventually turning it over to them. His legacy and farms identity live on. To those who knew Bernie know that he loved to drive tractor, loved visiting at "the caf?," going to bingo with Mom, and going to the cottage.

He is survived by his loving wife, Katherine of Brillion; four sons and their families: Dean (Debbie) Geiger, Brillion, and their children: Tony (Kari) Geiger, Craig (Melissa) Geiger, and Marcia (Tim) Roehrig; Patrick (Kim) Geiger, Brillion, and their children: Kristen (Scott) Geiger-Petersen, Amanda and Ashley Geiger; David Geiger, Brillion and his children: Jacob and Davey Geiger ; Bernard Jr. "Bud" (Brenda) Geiger, Brillion, and their children: Travis, Shayna, and Tianna Geiger; two daughters: Sharon (Michael) Van Lanen, Darboy, and their children: Jared (Stephanie) Van Lanen, Brian Van Lanen, Amy (Adam) Pruess, and Kim (Matthew) Merrick; Mary Kay (Steve) Gruett, Potter, and their children: Michelle, Adam, Nicholas, and Maria Gruett; 10 great-grandchildren with 2 more great-grandchildren on the way; Sisters: Hilaria Dvoracheck, Appleton, Rita (Allen) Wittman, Brillion and Dolores Diny, Depere, One Brother: Daniel (Beverly) Geiger, Brillion; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law: Joseph Juckem, Chilton, Albert Brick, Depere, Joseph (Kathleen) Preston, Whitelaw, John (MaryAnn) Preston, Manitowoc, Francis (Leona) Preston, Whitelaw, Jeanette Preston, Whitelaw and Jim (fiance' Del) Preston, Glenbeulah, nieces, nephews, other relatives, and many friends.

Bernie is preceded in death by his parents and father-in-law and mother-in-law: Jacob Washington and Viola Preston, a grandson: Jonathan David Geiger, brothers: Norbert (Monica) Geiger and Elmer (Bernice "Bun") Geiger, Sisters: Ida Juckem and Germaine Brick, In-Laws: Edward Dvoracheck, Michael Diny, George Preston, Marian (Robert) Shamburek, Earl (Elmira) Preston, and Dorothy Preston, and other nieces and nephews.

Funeral Services will take place at 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday, May 31, 2011 at Holy Family Parish, Brillion. Officiating at the Mass of Christian Burial will be Rev. Larry Abler OFM Cap with burial at St. Mary/Holy Family Parish Cemetery. Military rites will be accorded by the Bloedorn-Becker-Jensen Post #126 of Brillion.

Friends may call on Tuesday at church from 1:00 p.m. until the time of the Mass at 4:00 p.m.

The Wieting Funeral Home, Brillion is assisting the Geiger family with funeral arrangements. Online condolences may be made at www.wieting-funeralhome.com

In Lieu of flowers, memorials are appreciated.

The Geiger family would like to extend a special thank you to Nicole Behnke and the rest of the staff at WestHaven for their care and compassion to both Bernie and his family.


 

Published in Manitowoc Herald Times Reporter on May 28, 2011

5/29/2011 GBPG

Brien, Sr., Michael L.

9:57 PM, May. 28, 2011  |  

 

Michael L. Brien, Sr., 69, Green Bay, died Friday, May 27, 2011, at a local hospital. He was born Aug. 1, 1941, in Racine, Wis., to Alexander and Lucille (Bonno) Brien. He served in the U.S. Army during the Berlin Conflict.

For 30 years Mike worked as a mechanic for Quality Sandblasting. He enjoyed the outdoors and especially loved to fish.

He is survived by eight children, Carrie (Dan) Kohler, Olathe, Kan.; Michael (Lisa) Brien, Jr., Green Bay; Bonnie Brien, Green Bay; Sharon Larmay and her fiance, Jeff Kaster, Sobieski; Jamie (Bridget) Brien, Green Bay; Ben Brien, Luxemburg; Anna (Jason) Dellise, Green Bay; Don (Chelsea) Brien, Luxemburg; 14 grandchildren, three great-grandchildren; two sisters, Joann Resler, Egg Harbor; Donna Braley, Denton, Texas. He is also survived by Carol Ault, Susan Thiry and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by infant twin daughters, Mary Jo and Terri Jo; his parents and eight brothers and sisters.

Friends may call at Blaney Funeral Home, 1521 Shawano Ave., from 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday. The Funeral Service will be held at 7 p.m. at the funeral home.

The Brien family wishes to express their gratitude to the staff of Bellin Hospital for their loving care of Mike during his illness.

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

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

Beyer, Erwin W.

9:57 PM, May. 28, 2011  |  

 

Erwin "Erv" "Ervie" W. Beyer, 83, Black Creek, passed away Saturday morning, May 28, 2011, at his home surrounded by family. He was born Sept. 10, 1927, to the late Paul and Mildred (Stark) Beyer. On Nov. 27, 1948, he was united in marriage to Audrey Madison. The couple spent 60 years of marriage together before she preceded him in death on July 19, 2009.

Erwin (The White Tornado) retired from MCC after 53 years. He owned and operated Beyer's Farm Market since 1972. He loved riding his tractors, snowmobiling, farmers markets and dartball, but most importantly, spending time with his family. Erwin was the co-founder of Nichol's Go-Getters Snowmobile Club. Erwin was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church, Township of Cicero.

Survivors include his children, Jean (Al) Timm, Seymour; Kim (Chuck) Letter, Seymour; Traci (Jerome) Banker, Black Creek; Tammy (Chad) McHugh, Black Creek; grandchildren, Rebecca (Eric) Stephani, Cheri (Ryan) Klussendorf, Eric (fiancee, Erica Priebe) Timm, Ashley and Clay Letter, Jesse Beyer, Logan, Parker and Aubrey McHugh; five great-grandchildren; sisters and brothers, Edna Moser, Delyle Beyer, Virginia Moes; and sisters-in-law, Dolores Marquette, Don (Marilyn) Madison.

He was preceded in death by two sisters, Elfreida Hendrich and Lila Piechocki; and one brother, Merlin Beyer

Friends may call at Immanuel Lutheran Church, Township of Cicero, on Wednesday, June 1, 2011, from 3 p.m. until services at 6 p.m. with Pastor Ty Stoneburner officiating. Burial in the parish cemetery. Muehl-Boettcher Funeral Home, Seymour, is assisting the family. Online condolences may be expressed at www.muehlboettcher.com.

A special thank you to Butch and Marlene and Nurse Kelly for all your care and concern.

Dad, We'll miss your big smile. We're glad you are now together with Mom again. You will never be forgotten but will always be in our hearts forever.

Hogue, Orlo

9:57 PM, May. 28, 2011  |  

 

Orlo Hogue, 78, formerly of Krakow and Gillett, died Saturday morning, May 28, 2011, at a Green Bay nursing home. The son of the late Aaron and Sophie (Bierhals) Hogue was born Veteran's Day, Nov. 11, 1932, in the town of Scott in Sheboygan County. In April of 1962, he married Sylvia Ward.

Orlo had been employed at Green Bay Foundry and at Arrowcast in Shawano. All the family vacations revolved around the outdoors, hunting and camping. After his retirement, he enjoyed taking care of his yard and his garden. Orlo always had a dog for a companion. He was good to kids and his grandchildren and his nieces and nephews loved his company.

Orlo is survived by two daughters, Erin (Michael Ralph) Hogue, Spruce; Una (Don) Weiler, Krakow; six grandchildren and four step-grandchildren, Britney (Brandon) Pashek, John Webster, Courtney Harper, A.J. Servais, Kayla Servais, Dylan Weiler, Kevin Sutrick, Cynthia Sutrick, Kyle Sutrick, Chyann Olson-Weiler; one great-granddaughter, Kaydence Harper; and six step-great-grandchildren. He is further survived by two brothers, Dalmus "Curly" (Mary) Hogue, Hiles; Wayne "Porky" (June) Hogue, Pelican Lake; two sisters, Wanda DeZwarte, Sheboygan Falls; Una (Tom) Kohl, Tampa, Fla.; nieces and nephews, other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Sylvia, in 2003; two brothers, Virgil (Shirley) and Darwin (Ruby) Hogue; and a brother-in-law, Ed DeZwarte.

Friends may call at St. John's Lutheran Church, 3374 County Trunk C, Morgan, after 10 a.m. Wednesday. The Funeral Service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the church, Pastor Paul Heykes officiating. Marnocha Funeral Home, Pulaski, is serving the Hogue Family.

The family would like to thank the staff at Creekside Home and Heartland Hospice.

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

Kaye, Angella M.

9:57 PM, May. 28, 2011  |  

 

Angella M. Kaye, 80, Green Bay, died Friday, May 27, 2011, at a local hospital. She was born on Nov. 22, 1930, to the late Charles and Clementine (Delveaux) Massey. On June 9, 1956, she married Donald Kaye at St. Hubert Church, Sugarbush.

Angella worked for the Green Bay School District for 20 years and also taught CCD classes for several years. She was a member of the Chantelles singing group in Green Bay for many years. Angella enjoyed painting to pass the time, working with both oil and water-based colors. Above all, she enjoyed spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren. She and Donald never missed any of their activities.

She is survived by her husband, Donald; children, Rocklyn (Lori) Kaye, Candace Kaye, Wendy (Roger) Schubert, Shawn (Edward) Buck; seven grandchildren, Emma, Aldon, Berclee, Colin, Ian, Angealic and Baird; siblings, Verdine Frisque, Milton (Bernice) Massey, Mary Jane (Gene) Koss; brother and sisters-in-law, Richard Delveaux, Ione Massey, Winnie Massey, Joyce (Stanley) LaCrosse, Bernadine Kaye, Janet Kaye; and many other nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

In addition to her parents and mother-in-law and father-in-law, she was preceded in death by her brothers, Cyril (Berdine) Massey, Willard Massey, Melvin Massey; sister, Lillian Delveaux; brothers-in-law, Richard Kaye, Ellard Kaye and Lawrence Frisque.

Friends may call at the Proko-Wall Funeral Home, 1630 E. Mason St., on Monday from 4 to 8 p.m. Parish wake service 7 p.m. Visitation will continue on Tuesday at St. Bernard Catholic Church, 2040 Hillside Lane, from 9:30 a.m. until the time of service. Mass of Christian Burial 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at the church with the Rev. David Pleier officiating. Entombment at Nicolet Memorial Gardens. Online condolences may be expressed at www.prokowall.com.

In lieu of other expressions of sympathy, a memorial fund is being established.

The family would like to acknowledge the nurses and staff at Bornemann's Nursing Home for your extraordinary attention and heartfelt loving care given to Angie and Don. Words cannot express the depth of our gratitude.

LeCaptain, Jeanice

9:58 PM, May. 28, 2011  |  

 

Jeanice LeCaptain, 54, Green Bay, died peacefully Wednesday, May 25, 2011, at her home, following a six year battle with cancer.

She was born Dec. 28, 1956, in Victorville, Calif., to Norman and Rae (Jones) Kudick. Jeanice graduated from Bay Port High School in the Class of 1975. On Nov. 19, 1977, she was united in marriage to Scott LeCaptain in Green Bay. She was employed at Cellcom in De Pere until her retirement due to illness. Jeanice enjoyed cooking and collecting cookbooks. She also enjoyed flower and herb gardening and reading.

Survivors include her husband, Scott; her parents, Norman and Rae Kudick, Town of Scott; a brother, David Kudick, De Pere; a sister and brother-in-law, Cheryl and Barry Johnson, Eustis, Fla.; nieces and nephews; her special canine companion, Lily, who never left her side.

Jeanice was preceded in death by her grandparents, aunts and uncles.

Friends may call at Blaney Funeral Home, 1521 Shawano Ave., from 3 to 7 p.m. Tuesday. The funeral service will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home, with the Rev. Michael Baucom officiating. Entombment will be in the Shrine of the Good Shepherd Mausoleum. To send online condolences, please go to www.BlaneyFuneralHome.com.

The family extends their special thanks to "Dr.G" and the nurses and staff at St. Mary's 3rd Floor and to the staff of Unity Hospice for their care of Jeanice and her family. A memorial fund has been established.

Loritz, Cyril J. "Cy"

9:58 PM, May. 28, 2011  |  

 

Cyril J. "Cy" Loritz, 78, Allouez, passed away after a brief illness on May 26, 2011, at his home, with his family by his side. He was born on May 31, 1932, to the late Peter and Agnes (DeBroux) Loritz. Cyril served in the United States Army from 1953-1955, during the Korean War. Cy married Jane Arveson on Oct. 19, 1957, at SS Cyril & Methodius Catholic Church in the town of Eaton.

He was employed by M&I Bank until his retirement in 1995. Cy had a generous heart and volunteered much of his time with the Retired Mens Club and the Green Bay Community Service Club. He enjoyed fishing, the family golf outings and playing cards with family and friends. Time spent with his grandchildren and attending their sporting events was very important to him.

Survivors include his wife, Jane; five children, Leon (Lorraine) Loritz, Lisa (Darrell) Johnsen, Diane (Kim) Tillmann-Horsens, Jeff (Julie) Loritz and Kevin (Dawn) Loritz; 11 grandchildren, Mary Lea St. Thomas, Joseph St. Thomas, Ronald Johnsen, Jesse Johnsen, Zachary Tillmann, Trevor Tillmann, Brandon Horsens, Cody Loritz, Taylor Loritz, Ava Loritz and Brady Loritz; great-grandchildren, Dante St. Thomas, Elizabeth, Mallory, Katelyn, Payton and Samantha Johnsen; three brothers, Clifford (Pat) Loritz, Phillip (Donna) Loritz, Timothy Loritz; one sister-in-law, Eunice Loritz; many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his brother, Ralph Loritz.

Friends may call at St. Mary of the Angels Catholic Church, 645 S. Irwin Ave., from 8:30 to 11 a.m. Tuesday. Mass of Christian Burial 11 a.m. Tuesday at the church with the Rev. Tom Wojciechowski officiating. Burial in the Allouez Catholic Cemetery. Online condolences may be expressed at www.prokowall.com.

The family would like to thank the Aurora Palliative and Hospice Care, especially Sheila and Sam.

Wood, Frank

May 29, 2011  |  

 

Frank Wood, 82, local entrepreneur, educator and publisher, died Friday, May 27, 2011. Frank was born in St. Ignace, Mich., in 1928 and remained forever faithful to his home area, frequently spending vacations and family gatherings on Mackinac Island. He graduated from LaSalle High School in St. Ignace in 1945 and then joined the Army ATTRP program as a student at Houghton Tech. Upon turning 18, he became part of the regular Army, serving in occupied Germany, where he got his first taste of newspaper reporting and public relations, working there with Army Military Tribunal charged with the prosecution of concentration camp cases. After completing his active Army service in 1948, he enrolled at the University of Chicago, the school from which he eventually received his B.A.

In 1951, Frank married Agnes McHale and together they had eight children. In 1953, they purchased the small Denmark Press, which after other acquisitions, evolved into Brown County Publishing Company, parent to 36 different publications. Best known was the Green Bay News-Chronicle, which graced the local doorsteps every weekday morning from 1978 to 2004. It included a small weekly column from Frank himself, the publisher, extolling the glories of life in Northeastern Wisconsin. As a business owner, Frank's style was of the avuncular sort, concerned as much about the well-being of his employees as about his own bottom line. In 2004, he sold Brown County Publishing to the Gannett Corporation. In 51 years of publishing, his newspapers received many honors, including the Raymond Loeb and John Sturtevant Awards, and Frank himself was inducted in the Wisconsin Newspaper Hall of Fame in 2002. In 2004, he joined Who's Who of local business dignitaries as the recipient of Free Enterprise Award from the Green Bay Rotary.

Frank's publishing endeavors however, were only half of his work life. Side-by-side with his newspaper career was an academic one. He received his M.A. in History and English from Marquette University in 1957, and with that began a long affiliation with St. Norbert College. He taught there part-time in the History Department from 1957 to 1966, when he took a full-time position which eventually would encompass courses both in the humanities area and then, after his return to the U. of Chicago for course in their MBA program, in international business. Frank's double careers intersected nicely in the classroom where his students were always the beneficiaries of his experience in the business world and his efforts to give them a first-hand experience of it. Discoveries International, a student run company on campus that markets international products, remains one of his lasting legacies at the College. St. Norbert College recognized Frank with an honorary LL.D. degree after his retirement, as a tribute both to his work for the college and his financial generosity to it.

In the personal realm, Frank was a proud father and a doting grandfather. He always insisted that marrying Agnes was the best move he ever made in his life, and all who knew her readily agreed. Frank was absurdly generous with his friends and even loose acquaintances, especially with his various dwellings. The condo he owned in the John Hancock Building in downtown Chicago, was host to myriads of people over 20 some years, most of whom left some indelible imprint on its red shag carpeting. And his cottage on Otter Lake, eventually donated to St. Norbert College, welcomed friends on many a weekend for relaxing camaraderie. Frank's closest friends will all remember him as one of the kindest and most generous persons they ever knew, and in death will forgive him for his stories, always too long, his jokes, not always funny, and his tardiness, inevitable on every occasion. Family, friends, employees; we will all miss you Frank.

He is survived by his wife, Agnes; and their children, Patrick and spouse, Mary Faith, Maggie, Annie and Katelyn; Christopher and spouse, Judy, Ryan and Brenden; Michael; Dan and spouse, Barbara, Lily and Ethan; Rebecca; Tom; Lisa; Liam, Keara, Evan and Jade; and Megan and spouse, Tom Bolin, Elizabeth and Margaret; and great-grandchildren, Dylan and James Powers.

Preceding him in death is his daughter, Mary.

Family and friends may call at Old St. Joseph Catholic Church, the Heart of St. Norbert College, De Pere, from 9 to 12 p.m. Tuesday, May 31, 2011. A Memorial Mass celebrating the life of Frank Wood will be celebrated at 12 p.m. with Fr. Brian Prunty. O. Praem., officiating.

In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund will be established in Frank's name for Zambia Project at St. Norbert College.

Please go to www.ryanfh.com to send online condolences to the family. The RYAN FUNERAL HOME of De Pere, is assisting the family with arrangements.

5/29/2011 Post Crescent

Zander, Hilary "Larry"

8:31 PM, May. 28, 2011  |  

 

Hilary "Larry" Zander, 78, Bonduel, passed away Friday, May 27, 2011, at Theda Clark Regional Medical Center. He was born March 18, 1933, son of the late August and Casilda (Weber) Zander. On Aug. 16, 1980, he was united in marriage to Emma Jean Smet.

Larry was a Korean Conflict Air Force Veteran. He was a founding member of Challenge the Outdoors and past President. He had a love for the outdoors and was a teacher who helped people appreciate life and nature.

Survivors include his wife, Emma Jean; his seven children, 12 grandchildren, three great-grandchildren and one sister.

He was preceded in death by a granddaughter, niece and brother-in-law.

A gathering and celebration of Larry's life will be held Monday, May 30, 2011, at the Zander Residence, W5539 Shady Road, Bonduel, from 11 a.m. until the time of service at 1 p.m. with Sister Judy Miller and Deacon Don Coenen officiating. The celebration will continue following the service.

Muehl-Boettcher Funeral Home, Seymour, is assisting the family. Online condolences may be expressed at www.muehlboettcher.com.

5/30/2011 GBPG

Breitenbach, Raymond F.

9:54 PM, May. 29, 2011  |  

 

Raymond F. Breitenbach, 81, Green Bay, died Saturday, May 28, 2011, at a local hospital from complications of cancer. He was born in Tracy, Minn., on April 13, 1930, the son of the late Raymond and Elizabeth Breitenbach. In 1948, he joined the United States Marine Corps. Ray fought in the Vietnam and Korean Wars and was one of the "Chosin Few" that survived the Battle of the Chosin Reservoir. He retired in 1968 from military service.

Ray was then a member of the Brown County Sherriff's Traffic Department until 1983. He married the former Dolores Brennan in 1951 and they would have celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary on Dec. 31.

Ray is also survived by his daughter, Debby (Dan) Bramer, Green Bay, who has been like a guardian angel throughout this last battle; his son, Joseph (Lena) Breitenbach, Brunswick, Ga.; his sister, Sharon (Craig) Mann, Tallahassee, Fla.; his sister-in-law, Shirley Alexander, Green Bay; his son-in-law, Edward Dehnel, Wausau, Wis.; five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren; very special grandchildren, Sara Ledvina, Green Bay; and Joshua Breitenbach, Brunswick, Ga., (whom he got to spend so much time with).

He was preceded in death by his parents; daughter, Sue Ann Dehnel; stepfather, Frank Alexander; brother, Cletus Alexander; and sister, Juliane (Vincent) Cook.

At the request of Ray, no services will be held. MALCORE (East) Funeral Home assisted the family. His ashes will be buried in King National Cemetery, King, Wis.

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

Kaye, Angella M.

9:53 PM, May. 29, 2011  |  

 

Angella M. Kaye, 80, Green Bay, died Friday, May 27, 2011, at a local hospital. She was born on Nov. 22, 1930, to the late Charles and Clementine (Delveaux) Massey. On June 9, 1956, she married Donald Kaye at St. Hubert Church, Sugarbush.

Angella worked for the Green Bay School District for 20 years and also taught CCD classes for several years. She was a member of the Chantelles singing group in Green Bay for many years. Angella enjoyed painting to pass the time, working with both oil and water-based colors. Above all, she enjoyed spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren. She and Donald never missed any of their activities.

She is survived by her husband, Donald; children, Rocklyn (Lori) Kaye, Candace Kaye, Wendy (Roger) Schubert, Shawn (Edward) Buck; seven grandchildren, Emma, Aldon, Berclee, Colin, Ian, Angealic and Baird; siblings, Verdine Frisque, Milton (Bernice) Massey, Mary Jane (Gene) Koss; brother and sisters-in-law, Richard Delveaux, Ione Massey, Winnie Massey, Joyce (Stanley) LaCrosse, Bernadine Kaye, Janet Kaye; and many other nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

In addition to her parents and mother-in-law and father-in-law, she was preceded in death by her brothers, Cyril (Berdine) Massey, Willard Massey, Melvin Massey; sister, Lillian Delveaux; brothers-in-law, Richard Kaye, Ellard Kaye and Lawrence Frisque.

Friends may call at the Proko-Wall Funeral Home, 1630 E. Mason St., on Monday from 4 to 8 p.m. Parish wake service 7 p.m. Visitation will continue on Tuesday at St. Bernard Catholic Church, 2040 Hillside Lane, from 9:30 a.m. until the time of service. Mass of Christian Burial 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at the church with the Rev. David Pleier officiating. Entombment at Nicolet Memorial Gardens. Online condolences may be expressed at www.prokowall.com.

In lieu of other expressions of sympathy, a memorial fund is being established.

The family would like to acknowledge the nurses and staff at Bornemann's Nursing Home for your extraordinary attention and heartfelt loving care given to Angie and Don. Words cannot express the depth of our gratitude.

Nooyen, Raphael M. "Ray"

9:51 PM, May. 29, 2011  |  

Raphael M. "Ray" Nooyen, 80, Little Chute, died Friday, May 27, 2011, at the St. Paul Home. He was born in Green Bay, on Dec. 1, 1930, to the late John and Virginia (Meyer) Nooyen. Ray married Betty Jean Van Pay on May 12, 1956, at SS. Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Green Bay.

He retired from Wisconsin Tissue Mill (SCA) in 1992. While in good health, Ray enjoyed rides to Door County. While there, he was known to rock pick and enjoyed many concerts in the park. He also liked to fish and visit the chapel at Robinsonville. He was an Air Force veteran.

Ray is survived by his wife of 55 years, Betty; daughters, Reyne (Bob) Vanden Heuvel and Michelle (fiancee, George Marsh) Hartjes, both of Little Chute; granddaughters, Libby, Hilary and Lucy Vanden Heuvel and Natalie Hartjes; sister, Evelyn (Milton) Vandenhoven; and sister-in-law, Lorraine Nooyen.

In addition to his parents, Ray was preceded in death by his brother, Raymond.

Visitation will be held at ST. JOHN NEPOMUCENE CATHOLIC CHURCH (323 S. Pine St., Little Chute) beginning at 4 p.m. until time of Mass at 5 p.m. The Rev. Lawrence Canavera will officiate. Military rites conducted by the Jacob Coppus American Legion Post 258 will immediately follow. Committal St. John Cemetery. For online condolences, please visit www.oconnellfh.com.

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5/30/2011 GBPG

Vander Velden, Marvin J.

8:52 PM, May. 29, 2011  |  

 

Marvin John "Marv" Vander Velden, 82, Little Chute, was reunited with his wife, Marge, on Friday, May 27, 2011. He was born in Little Chute, on Sept. 21, 1928, to the late George T. and Agnes Ann (Williamson) Vander Velden. Marv married Marge Vandenberg on Sept. 30, 1950, at Holy Cross Parish. She preceded him in death on Jan. 4, 2009, after 58 years of marriage. Marv graduated from St John High School and furthered his education with four years of vocational school.

He worked at Thilmany Pulp and Paper for 42 years with a four year break to serve his country in the Armed Forces. He served as Treasurer of Local Union #147 for 29 years. He belonged to the Quarter Century Club and received many safety awards. He retired in 1990 as an assistant machine shop foreman.

Marv liked to bowl, golf, play cribbage, watch westerns, read and has created many great woodworking crafts. His hands were never idle. He liked to spend time at his trailer at Geano Beach, where he and Marge loved to perch fish together and made many great friends. He also loved to garden and when he could no longer go fishing, he would barter his vegetables in the summer and his cleaned hickory nuts in the winter for perch. He was a generous and caring person who always bragged about how proud he was of his family. He will be missed by all who knew and loved him.

Marv is survived by his children, David (Joann), Kaukauna; Sue (Jeff) Maes, Kaukauna; Karen (Joe) Portman, Little Chute; James (Barbara), Kaukauna; and Jeff (Dana), Harrison; grandchildren, Heather Van Booven, Tandi (Al) Berndt, Lan (friend, Stacy), Valerie (Chris) Aune, Nick (Jolene) Bowers, Ryan (Kristin) and Travis Maes, Amanda (friend, Ben) Hazine, Miranda (friend, Cody) Warnke, Megan and Michelle Portman, Leah, Tracey (friend, Jessie), Katie and Tanner Vander Velden; great-grandchildren, Austin, Emily, Paige, Jamison, Taylor, Addison, Owen, Logan, Bergen, Natalie, Josh, Jessie, Alex, Riley, Brooklyn, Aiden and was looking forward to the birth of his newest great-granddaughter in August; daughter-in-law, Mary Stewart; sister and brother, Joyce (Al) Dieda and Dennis (Gail); and brothers and sisters-in-law, Dean Walker, Mary (Bob) Weyenberg, Renata Vandenberg and Betty Vandenberg. He is further survived by many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

5/31/2011 GBPG

Fischer, Russell J.

10:04 PM, May. 30, 2011  |  

 

Russell J. Fischer, 58, Angelica, passed away Sunday, May 29, 2011, after a long battle with cancer. He was born March 11, 1953, to the late Bernard and Beverly (Young) Fischer. On Sept. 20, 1980, Russell married Barbara Burmeister, and she preceded him in death on July 19, 1982. On March 9, 1985, Russell married Debra Duquaine and had celebrated 25 years of marriage when she passed away on Sept. 21, 2010.

Russell enjoyed farming with his father on Ben-Russ Acres. He worked for Astro Electroplating in Green Bay. Together with Debbs, he enjoyed stock and NASCAR racing. They also enjoyed church together, going to several retreats over the years. Russell was studying to become a preacher.

He is survived by his stepmother, Sharon Fischer; stepsiblings, Cheryl G., Mark (Debbie) G., Darla (Tom) S., Kelly (Tracey) G., Joey (Stephanie) G., Tina (Mike) Roche and Scott (Heather) G. He is further survived by Uncle Maynard Fischer and Uncle Ronald Young, Minnesota; cousins, Jerry Vomastic, Randy Vomastic, Diane (Larry) Banaszynski, Sandy (fiance, Jack Wogsland) Rozicki, Rick (Julie) Vomastic, Marcia (Blair) Dudek; and nephew, Jeremy DesJarlais; as well as many other family members and friends.

Russell is preceded in death by his parents and his wives, Barbara and Debra.

Funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, June 2, 2011, at the First Bible Baptist Church located at 2605 S. Libal St. in Allouez, with the Rev. Harley Keck officiating. Burial will be in the Zion United Methodist Cemetery in the town of Hartland in Shawano County. Family and friends may call at the Swedberg-Wendt Funeral Home in Bonduel, on Wednesday, June 1, from 4 p.m. until the Testimony Service at 7 p.m. and at the church on Thursday after 10 a.m. until the time of service.

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

Russell's family would like to extend a special thank you to the staff of Heartland Hospice and to the ARC Angels for their care of Russell.

www.swedbergfuneralhome.com

Lebal, Suzanne Mae

9:00 PM, May. 30, 2011  |  

Suzanne Mae Lebal, 79, De Pere, passed away peacefully on Sunday, May 29, 2011. She was born May 14, 1932, in Manitowoc, to the late Joseph and Viola (Collins) Wellner. On Oct. 25, 1952, she married Norbert Lebal.

Suzanne, alongside her husband, farmed in the town of Glenmore for many years. She enjoyed crafts, baking, sewing and tending to her flowers. Her family always looked forward to her homemade pies and chicken noodle soup.

She is survived by her husband, Norbert; her children, Cheryl (Gerald) Hockers, Karen Lebal, Diane Lebal and Glen (Stephanie) Lebal. Her five grandchildren further survive, Adam (Ashley) Hockers, Craig (Sara) Hockers, Brandon Hockers, Kevin Hockers and Rhiannon Lebal. Suzanne's two brothers also survive, Roy (Millie) Wellner and Terrance Wellner; as well as her friend, Elaine Kane; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Her parents, and her brother, Thomas, preceded her in death.

Friends may call at the RYAN FUNERAL HOME, 305 N. Tenth Street, De Pere, from 4 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday. Visitation will continue after 9:30 a.m. Thursday at Our Lady of Lourdes Parish Family, corner of Lourdes Ave. and Suburban Drive in De Pere. A funeral service for Suzanne will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. with Deacon Mike VanderBloomen officiating. Please go to www.ryanfh.com to send online condolences to the family.

The family would like to thank San Luis Nursing Home and Heartland Hospice for all the care shown to Suzanne.

Nooyen, Raphael M. "Ray"

10:05 PM, May. 30, 2011  |  

Raphael M. "Ray" Nooyen, 80, Little Chute, died Friday, May 27, 2011, at the St. Paul Home. He was born in Green Bay on Dec. 1, 1930, to the late John and Virginia (Meyer) Nooyen. Ray married Betty Jean Van Pay on May 12, 1956, at SS. Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Green Bay.

He retired from Wisconsin Tissue Mill (SCA) in 1992. While in good health, Ray enjoyed rides to Door County. While there, he was known to rock pick and enjoyed many concerts in the park. He also liked to fish and visit the chapel at Robinsonville. He was an Air Force veteran.

Ray is survived by wife of 55 years, Betty; daughters, Reyne (Bob) Vanden Heuvel and Michelle (fiancee, George Marsh) Hartjes, both of Little Chute; granddaughters, Libby, Hilary and Lucy Vanden Heuvel and Natalie Hartjes; sister, Evelyn (Milton) Vandenhoven; and sister-in-law, Lorraine Nooyen.

In addition to his parents, Ray was preceded in death by his brother, Raymond.

Visitation will be held at ST. JOHN NEPOMUCENE CATHOLIC CHURCH (323 S. Pine St., Little Chute) Wednesday, June 1, 2011, beginning at 4 p.m. until time of Mass at 5 p.m. The Rev. Lawrence Canavera will officiate. Military rites conducted by the Jacob Coppus American Legion Post 258 will immediately follow. Committal at St. John Cemetery. For online condolences, please visit www.oconnellfh.com.

O'CONNELL

FUNERAL HOME

201 E. Main Street

Little Chute 920-788-6237

Widi, Agnes Marie

9:00 PM, May. 30, 2011  |  

Agnes Marie (Radey) Widi, 84, Green Bay, passed away Friday, May 27, 2011, at a local hospital surrounded by her family. Born on July 11, 1926, in Two Rivers, she is the daughter of the late George and Frances (Baker) Radey. She married Reynold A. Widi on Jan. 3, 1948, in Green Bay, at Annunciation Catholic Church, and he preceded her in death on Sept. 15, 1997. Agnes was a member of St. Agnes Catholic Church.

Agnes was a homemaker and is survived by her five children, Cindy Skelly, Bruce Widi, Laura (David) Zellner, Russell Widi and Karen (Greg Wood) Widi; three grandchildren, Amy (Chris) Call, David (Christine) Zellner, Jr. and Christina Zellner; three great-grandchildren, Wesley and Josie Call and Andrew Zellner; three sisters, Joanne (Don) Wenner, Marlene (Butch) Bowers and Donna Kiefel; two brothers, Robert (Sharon) Radey and Tom Radey; two sisters-in-law, Virginia Widi and Carol Widi; three brothers-in-law, Ralph (Rosie) Widi, Wayne Niemi and Arnie Vanden Langenberg.

She is preceded in death by her parents and husband; four sisters, Marion VanderZanden, Mavis Niemi, Joanne Vanden Langenberg and Doris Shilt; two brothers, George Radey and Richard Radey; and stepmother, Elaine Radey.

Visitation at MALCORE (West) Funeral Home, 1530 W. Mason Street, Tuesday from 3 to 8 p.m. Memorial service at 6 p.m. at the funeral home with the Rev. Dane Radecki, O. Praem., officiating.

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

5/31/2011 Post Crescent

Allgeyer, Mary J.

9:09 PM, May. 30, 2011  |  

 

Mary J. Allgeyer, 86, Kaukauna, passed away peacefully, with her family by her side, on Thursday, May 26, 2011, at the St. Paul Home, Kaukauna. She was born and raised on Dec. 14, 1924, in the Town of Freedom, daughter of the late Henry and Kathleen (Weyenberg) Schommer. On Sept. 18, 1947, Mary was united in marriage to Robert D. Allgeyer and the couple enjoyed 36 years of marriage prior to his death in 1983.

Together they owned and operated Bob and Mary's Bar in Kaukauna until 1975, at which time they moved to California. Mary returned to Kaukauna in 1988. She was a dedicated Packers fan, loved to crochet and enjoyed traveling with her dear friend and companion, George Peebles. Along with her beautiful smile and her fun-loving personality, Mary touched so many people's lives.

She is survived by her seven children, Jackie (Jerry) Skinner, Campbell, Calif.; Michael Allgeyer, Kaukauna; Colleen Allgeyer and life partner, Jim Melanson, Campbell, Calif.; Robert D. Allgeyer and life partner, Dan Goss, Fresno, Calif.; Patrick (Susan) Allgeyer, Appleton; Mary B. (Alan) Wouters, Appleton; and Kathleen (Dave) Vanden Bloomen, Kaukauna; six wonderful grandchildren, Rachel and Aaron Mattson, David Vanden Bloomen (fiancee, Amber Van Norman), Adrea Allgeyer, Ben Allgeyer (fiancee, Sara Ashline), Brett and Lindsay Allgeyer; seven beautiful great-grandchildren, Nicole and Erika Mattson, Alex Vanden Bloomen, Ava Schinke, Ella Wouters, Robert and Brayden Allgeyer; two sisters and brothers-in-law, Lois (Robert) Schmidt, Combined Locks; and Kay (Jerry) Sawlsville, Kaukauna. She is further survived by numerous nieces, nephews, and other relatives.

Preceding her in death were her parents; her husband, Robert; three sisters, Alvina Schommer, Vivian (Roland) Tuyls and Connie (Tom) Hardy; and two brothers-in-law, Fran Gordon and Robert "Buzzy" Boreson.

Funeral services for Mary will be held at 1 p.m. on Thursday, June 2, 2011, at the BOETTCHER FAMILY FUNERAL HOME, 2401 Fieldcrest Dr., Kaukauna, with the Revs. Rich Engle and Tom Deason officiating. Interment will follow in Holy Cross Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home on Thursday from 10 a.m. until the time of services.

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

Mary's family would like to thank Pastors Rich Engle and Tom Deason for their kindness and friendship, as well as her many special loving and compassionate caregivers through the years.

Bellin, Derrold "Augie"

9:11 PM, May. 30, 2011  |  

 

Augie Bellin, 58, Appleton, died on Sunday, May 29, 2011, after a four-week battle with pancreatic cancer. He was born on February 18, 1953, in Appleton, to the late Willard and Orel (Stevens) Bellin. Augie attended St. Matthew Grade School, graduated from Fox Valley Lutheran High School and attended FVTC.

He worked as Parts Manager for several Fox Valley businesses and most recently was Manager at General Rubber Company.

Augie will be sadly missed by his bride of almost 30 years, Jeanne, and his best friend, his Boston Terrier, Buddy. For the past 19 years, he and Jeanne lived on their little farm with numerous furry critters and he planned to spend his golden years there. Augie was an avid Packers and Brewers fan, enjoyed traveling, gardening and reading, especially science fiction and Norse mythology. A planned 30th anniversary trip to see the fjords was sidelined by his illness.

Augie is further survived by his sisters, Sharon (Orland) Schmidt and Shelba Kuba; his brother, Duane (Judy); and Jeanne's family, her mother, Barbara Weyers; her brothers, Jim (Kathy); Jerry (Peggy) Russ (Debbie); and Paul (Lori); her sister, Marge (Alan) Patera; and many nieces and nephews.

Augie was preceded in death by his brother, Dennis; his father-in-law, Frank Weyers; and his brother-in-law, David Kuba.

Memorial services will be at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, June 7, 2011, at the WICHMANN FUNERAL HOME, Appleton, with Jim Weyers leading the celebration of Augie's life. Friends may call at the funeral home on Tuesday from 4 p.m. to the time of services.

The family would like to extend a sincere thank you to all the friends, family, neighbors and co-workers who helped us during the hardest weeks of our lives, especially Dan, Connie and Marge for their help with the animals. The family would also like to thank Dr. Norma Turk for her kindness, compassion and honesty and Kim, the ICU nurse, who took care of everyone.

Augie never lost his sense of humor or optimism during this battle. He was an inspiration to all. He was Jeanne's hero.

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

Wichmann Funeral Home

537 N. Superior Street

Appleton 920-739-1231

Online Condolences:

www.wichmannfargo.com

6/1/2011 GBPG

Baeten, Shirley Ann (Spreeman)

11:05 PM, May. 31, 2011  |  

Shirley Ann (Spreeman) Baeten, 73, Green Bay resident, passed away May 26, 2011, in Grand Forks, N.D.

She was born Feb. 2, 1938, in Breed, Wis., to the late William and Mildred (Lempke) Spreeman. Shirley was a graduate of Suring High School.

On May 17, 1971, she married Eugene P. Baeten in Rhinelander, Wis.

She was employed by the Appleton Mills for 15 years; Larsen Canning Co. for five years; Dean Foods for five years; and the Oneida Tribe of Indians of Wisconsin for 17 years.

Survivors include her son, John Baeten, Grand Forks, N.D.; three brothers, Verlyn (Beulah) Spreeman, Sr., Suring; Eugene (Della) Spreeman, West De Pere; William J. Spreeman, Sr., Breed, Wis.; two sisters, Margaret (Levi) Mayer and Elaine Schmidt, Appleton, Wis.; and one sister-in-law, Marie Spreeman, New London; nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two brothers, Carlyle Spreeman and Earl (Sally) Spreeman; one sister, Althea (Floyd) Peters; brother-in-law, Jack Schmidt; and sister-in-law, Jean Spreeman.

Friends may call at Christ of the Bay Lutheran Church, 450 Laverne Dr., on Thursday from 4 to 6 p.m. Memorial Service will take place at 6 p.m. at the church with Rev. Curtis Decoste officiating. Interment in Breed Union Cemetery. Online condolences may be sent to Shirley's family at www.prokowall.com.

Borlee, Richard J.

11:06 PM, May. 31, 2011  |  

 

Richard J. Borlee, 64, loving husband, father and PaPa died on May 30, 2011, after a long and courageous battle with esophageal cancer.

He was born July 18, 1946, in Bay Settlement, the son of Fred Sr. and Mary (Vandervest) Borlee. Dick was a graduate of Preble High School in 1964.

On May 9, 1970, he married Cathy Lynn Jones. Together they celebrated 41 years of marriage.

He proudly served as union Superintendent, Local 1146, from 1969 to the present.

Survivors include his wife, Cathy; two daughters Jenean and John Kadletz, and their children, Collin, Ella and Kaida, De Pere; Jill and Karl Mantai, and their children, Hannah and Katelyn, Pulaski; one son, Jason and Heather Borlee and their son, Camden, Green Bay; his father-in-law, Earl Jones Jr; three brothers, Joseph, Robert and Bernard; three sisters, Ceil, Madonna and Regina; three sisters-in-law, Cindy, Bobbi and Carrie.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by two brothers, Little Joe and Fred Junior; two sisters, Sr. Valeria Borlee and Barb; his mother-in-law, Loretta Jones; one sister-in-law, Mary Lee Borlee; and one brother-in-law, Ron Schick.

Friends may call at Proko-Wall Funeral Home, 1630 E. Mason St., on Thursday from 4 to 8 p.m. Visitation will continue on Friday at Grace Lutheran Church from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Funeral service 10:30 a.m. at the church with Pastor Bruce Pangeborn officiating. Entombment at Nicolet Memorial Gardens. Online condolences may be sent to the Borlee family at www.prokowall.com.

The family would like to thank the staff and nurses at Green Bay Oncology, Unity Hospice and Dr. Volk. A special thank you to Dick's dear friends, Marty and Diane VandenHeuvel for all your love and care. Also thank you to Kevin Strebel for helping support Dick in his "tractor habit."

"To my love, Dick, you will always be my best friend, soul mate and beloved."

Destiche, Lori Lynn (Wadzinski)

11:07 PM, May. 31, 2011  |  

 

Lori Lynn (Wadzinski) Destiche, 51, Racine, passed away at home with family by her side on Friday, May 27, 2011.

Lori was born Sept. 2, 1958, in Green Bay, to the late Ervin and Olive (Boeder) Wadzinski.

On Oct. 2, 1987, she married Dale Destiche at the Nativity Parish, Green Bay.

She was a former Green Bay Packer Cheerleader and recently she had retired from customer service at US Airways. Lori loved to dedicate her time volunteering for "Toys for Tots" as well as supporting projects at her parish.

Survivors include her husband, Dale; children, Dylan, Jarrod, Alexys and Quaid, all of Racine; in-laws, Marilyn and Clifford Durkee, John Destiche, all of Green Bay; sisters, Diane LuMaye, Green Bay; Cheryl and Bill VanNelson, De Pere; other relatives and dear friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents and brother-in-law, James LuMaye.

Family and friends may call for a memorial gathering at the Pfotenhauer Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 2379 E. Mason Street, Green Bay, on Thursday, June 2, from 6 until 7:30 p.m. A private family memorial service will be held 7:30 Thursday at the funeral home. Online condolences are welcome at www.PfotenhauerFuneralHome.com

In lieu of flowers, those wishing to contribute to the memorial fund should contact, LOVE FOR LORI, in care of Johnson Bank, 555 Main St., Racine, WI 53403.

PFOTENHAUER

Funeral & Cremation

(920) 468-4870

Paul, Florence

11:09 PM, May. 31, 2011  |  

 

Florence Paul, 89, Casco, passed away on Monday, May 30, 2011.

She was born March 3, 1922, at home on the family farm, to the late Theophile and Veronica Delebreau.

She married Leland Paul on June 17, 1942, at St. Peter Catholic Church, Lincoln. Together, with Leland, they worked on the family farm. He preceded her in death on May 21, 1989. Later in life she worked as head cook at Luxemburg-Casco Jr. High until her retirement at the age of 75. She was a member of Casco American Legion Auxiliary for 66 years.

Florence is survived by her daughter-in-law, Linda (Dart) Paul, Frankfort, Ill.; two grandchildren, Richard (Kaye) Paul, Woodward, Okla.; Christine (Thomas) Raimbault, Frankfort, Ill.; great-grandchildren, Sarah Paul, Lakewood, Wash.; Matthew and Hannah Paul, Woodward, Okla.; Megan and Lauren Raimbault, Frankfort, Ill.; step mother-in-law, Fern Paul, Casco; siblings, Albert (Rita) Delebreau, Donald (Jeanette) Delebreau, Norbert (Joanne) Delebreau, Donna (Robert) Juza; sisters-in-law, Agnes Delebreau, Geraldine Delebreau, Ernestine Delebreau; many nieces and nephews who were dear to Florence's heart.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Leland; her son, Jim Paul; her parents, Theophile and Veronica (Koss) Delebreau; her stepmother, Catherine Delebreau; her father-in-law and mother-in-law, Edward and Loretta Paul; step-mother-in-law, Francis Paul; brothers, Joseph, Edward and Johnny Delebreau; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Maurice and Bernice Paul; step-brother-in-law, Robert Murphy; nephew, Robert Juza; also two infant brothers and one infant sister.

Friends may call at Wiesner-Massart, Casco, from 4 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, June 1 and again Thursday morning until 10:15 a.m. at the funeral home. Wake Sevice 6 p.m. Wednesday. Funeral 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Holy Trinity Catholic Church, Casco. with Fr. Milton Suess officiating. Entombment in the Shrine of Good Shepherd Mausoleum.

Thank You to all of our family and friends for your prayers and support during this moment of sorrow. Thank you to all the wonderful neighbors that Florence has known throughout the years. Thank you to Dr. Zenner, Dr. Anderson and staff of Kewaunee Care Center for all your support and encouragement to Florence and her family.

Online condolence messages may be expressed at www.wiesnermassart.com.

Tombal, Edward T.

11:11 PM, May. 31, 2011  |  

Edward T. Tombal, 70, died Sunday, May 29, 2011, surrounded by his family.

He was born Oct. 5, 1940, to the late Francis "Frank" J. and Marguerite D. (Barclay) Tombal.

He graduated from Premontre High School in 1958. Edward received his Master's Degree in Counseling from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

On May 28, 1966, he married Patricia Sargent at St. Patrick Catholic Church. She preceded him in death in 2002.

He had been employed in the Pulaski School System and the Manitowoc School System. He was a guidance counselor in the Oneida Tribal School.

Edward had been involved in Public Health while serving in the U.S. Air Force. He also worked for the Green Bay Health Department and Sara Lee. He was an active member of Nativity of Our Lord Parish and was a cantor, active in Stephen's Ministry, and served as a Eucharistic Minister. Edward was also a member of the Secular Franciscans of St. Mary of the Angels Parish.

Survivors include his children and their spouses, James "Jim" and Dolly Tombal, Green Bay; Kathleen M. Tombal and her friend, Robert Ruby, Green Bay; his sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Judy Funk, Appleton; Grace and Larry Boncher, Howard; Timothy and Laurie Sargent, California; Michael and Jean Sargent, Howard; a close friend and Christian companion, Carol Schenkelberg.

Edward was preceded in death by his wife, Patricia; and a brother, Thomas Joseph Tombal.

Friends may call at Nativity of Our Lord Catholic Church, 2270 S. Oneida St., from 10 a.m. to noon Thursday. The Mass of Christian Burial will be held at noon Thursday at the church with the Rev. John Becker officiating. Burial will be in Fort Howard Memorial Park.

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

The family would like to thank the staff of St. Mary's Hospital, Dr. Jaslowski, and the staff of Unity Hospice, especially those at the Jack & Engrid Meng Residence who were so very kind to Ed and his family.

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

6/1/2011 Post Crescent

Earle, Eunice G.

9:44 PM, May. 31, 2011  |  

Eunice Earle, age 84, of Appleton, passed away on Monday, May 30, 2011. She was born on May 6, 1927, in Kimberly, the daughter of the late C.J. and Martha (Oudenhoven) Van Hout. On June 13, 1946, she married Harold Schanke, who preceded her in death on January 23, 1956. Eunice married G. Patrick "Pat" Earle on April 21,1968. he passed on April 30, 2002. She was a member of Holy Spirit Catholic Church in Kimberly. Eunice enjoyed sewing and hat making. She was a traveler, especially looking forward to her cruises. Family was very important to her and she enjoyed spending time with them. She often said, "If you don't have anything good to say, don't say anything at all", and she lived by those words.

Eunice is survived by four children: Jean (George) Baer, Kimberly; Joan Schultz, Appleton; Sandra (J.C.) Newcombe, Glendale, Arizona and David (Vicky) Earle, Little Chute; ten grandchildren: Jason (Kristin) Baer, Aaron (Mary) Baer and Kimberly (Kevin) Laeyendecker; Keri Schultz and James (Jenny) Schultz; Brock (Megan) Gibson, Lukas, Madeline, Jacob and Adam Earle; nine great grandchildren: Riley, Willamina and Olivia; Megan, Cade and Brandon; Abigail, Alyssa and Kara and her sister: Yvonne Gregorious, Menasha.

She was preceded in death by her sister, Frances Swedberg.

The funeral liturgy for Eunice will be held at 1 p.m. on Friday, June 3, 2011, at HOLY SPRIRIT PARISH, 600 E. Kimberly Avenue, Kimberly. Fr. David Beaudry will be officiating. Burial will take place at the parish cemetery. A time of visitation will be held at the church from 10 a.m. until the time of mass.

Jansen Fargo Funeral Home

204 E. Kimberly Ave.

Kimberly (920)788-6202

Online condolences

www.wichmannfargo.com

Fischer, Robert A.

9:00 PM, May. 31, 2011  |  

Robert Fischer, Kaukauna, age 94, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on Sunday afternoon, May 29, 2011. Bob was born in Shawano County on June 18, 1916, son of the late Frank and Laura (Lex) Fischer. In June of 1939 he married Marjorie Servi at St. John's Church in Antigo; she survives. Bob's life revolved around farming; he was a farmer, a milk hauler, and worked for Berg Farm Equipment for a time. He enjoyed getting together with family and friends, camping, making wood, polka music, and Mary's accordion playing. Many will recall the many yard decorations he made from cedar: lawn swings, windmills, and planters. He was a former member of St. Boniface Church in Aniwa where he enjoyed singing in the choir.

Bob is survived by his wife, Marjorie Fischer of Kaukauna; five daughters: Mary (Ronald) Skinner, Kaukauna; Kathryn (Robert) Zimmerman, DePere; Barbara (Lyle) Diedrich, Kaukauna; Lora (Steve) Werth, Kaukauna; and Kristine (Jim) Anthony, Appleton. There is a daughter-in-law in Minnesota: Juanita Fischer. His grandchildren are Steve (Gwen) Skinner, Mark (Jeanne) Skinner, Vicky Mischler, Amy (Jim) Brandt, Paul (Jane) Zimmerman, Mark (Teresa) Zimmerman, Rodney Zimmerman, Diane Verhagen, Dan (Jen) Diedrich, Dayna Werth, Lindsay Werth, Justin (Kelly) Anthony, Bradley Anthony, Debbie Fischer, Tracy (John) Laraas, Suzanne (Warren) Seideman, Robert (Trish) Fischer, III, and Angie (Luke) Martens. There are also twenty-eight great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren. Bob also has two brothers: Harry (Delores) Fischer of Norrie and Raymond (Marge) Fischer, Wausau; and three sisters-in-law: Dorothy Fischer, Wittenberg; Marie Fischer, Birnamwood; Betty Fischer, Green Bay; as well as many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, an infant son Paul, a son Robert Fischer, Jr., and his brothers and sisters and their spouses: Lawrence Fischer, John (Pauline) Fischer, Joe (Bernice) Fischer, William (Mary) Fischer, Frank Fischer, Phillip (Edna) Fischer, Ed Fischer, Barbara (John Beck, Rudy Mondl), Mary (Otto) Lambrecht, and Delores (Don) Fremming.

The funeral liturgy for Bob will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, June 2, 2011, at HOLY CROSS CATHOLIC CHURCH, 309 Desnoyer Street in Kaukauna with Fr. Tom Pomeroy officiating. Interment will be in the parish cemetery. Friends may call at the church on Thursday morning from 9:30 until the time of the mass.

Fargo Funeral Home

400 W. Wisconsin Avenue

Kaukauna (920)766-6200

Online condolences

www.wichmannfargo.com

Malliet, Roger

9:00 PM, May. 31, 2011  |  

Roger Malliet, age 73, Appleton, formerly of New London went to his final resting place unexpectedly on May 30, 2011. Roger was born on January 11, 1938, in Bear Creek, the son of George and Esther (Surprise) Malliet. He served his country in the US Navy. On August 25, 1962, Roger married Gladys Stallberg. She preceded him in death in 1982. He worked at Mercury Marine in Fond Du Lac and later was employed at Simmons Juvenile Products in new London.

Rodger is survived by three brothers: George (Florence) Malliet, New London; Eugene (Marilyn) Malliet, Kimberly and Durrell (Susan) Malliet, Wrightstown; a sister, Alice Malliet, Bay Settlement, Green Bay; as well as several nieces, nephews, close friend, Kathy Rausch and other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, Gladys, Brothers, Marlin, Gordon, Donald, Julius and sisters, Grace and Lorraine.

Funeral services for Roger will be held on Thursday, June 2, 2011 at 11 a.m. at Most Precious Blood Catholic Church, New London with Fr. David Lewis officiating. Burial will be in the Wisconsin Veterans Cemetery, King. Friends may call the church from 9:30 a.m. until the time of service.

Cline & Hanson

Funeral Home

209 W. Cook St.

New London

(920)982-3232

www.clinehanson

funeralhome.com