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Our Obituaries

Edward A. Calder

March 12, 1925 - November 15, 2017

Edward A. Calder, 92, passed away on November 15, 2017. Born March 12, 1925, Mr. Calder was the third son of his parents Thomas A. Calder and Margaret (Schmidt) Calder. Mr. Calder was the nephew of the late James Calder, Nathan A. Calder and Jacob Schmidt all former well-known residents of Menasha. Mr. Calder resided in Menasha his entire lifetime except for a period of...
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Korey R. Fischer

February 25, 1971 - November 15, 2017

Korey Fischer, age 46 of Appleton was called home to his Lord on Wednesday evening, November 15, 2017. His passing was caused by a previously undiagnosed heart condition. Korey was born in Appleton on February 25, 1971 to Leroy and Patricia (Bergman) Fischer. Korey graduated from Appleton East High School in 1989 where he will be remembered as “Sam Patriot”, the...
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Marie M. Kralovec

July 22, 1930 - November 15, 2017

Marie M Kralovec age 87 of Appleton, passed away peacefully surrounded by several of her 10 children, on November 15, 2017. She was born in Union, Door County, WI to the late Anna DeKeyser. Marie married the love of her life, Earl, in 1951 and stayed at home to raise their 10 children until they were all in school. She then went to work as a cook at the Appleton...
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Leland D. Haskins, Sr.

March 5, 1930 - November 14, 2017

Age 87 of Menasha, passed away on Tuesday, November 14 at home. Lee was born March 5, 1930 to Sherwood and Genevieve Haskins (nee Manders) in Green Bay, Wisconsin. Leland joined the United States Marine Corps following high school and served from 1948 to 1955. After receiving an honorable discharge for his services, Leland graduated from St. Norbert College in 1958. Leland...
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Marie F. Bethe

September 5, 1920 - November 13, 2017

Marie F. Bethe (Wysocki) Marie passed away Monday, November 13, 2017, with her family by her side. She was born in Goodman, WI to the late John and Anastasia Wysocki on September 5, 1920. She married Stanley Bethe on October 6, 1940. She was a devoted homemaker and mother. She had many talents and was a particularly wonderful cook. Marie enjoyed preparing large meals...
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Star R. Black

February 2, 1949 - November 12, 2017

Star Black, age 68, of Appleton, passed away peacefully in the comfort of her family on Sunday, November 12th, 2017 at ThedaCare Regional Medical Center-Appleton. Star Ruth Black was born on February 2nd, 1949 to Edward and Fern (Haeger) Black in Merrill, Wisconsin. She lived and attended school in Wausau and Clintonville before settling in Appleton to raise her...
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Harold Ernest Kapitzke

May 28, 1922 - November 12, 2017

Harold E. Kapitzke, 95, Appleton, passed away on Sunday, November 12, 2017, at St. Elizabeth Hospital, Appleton. He was born on May 28, 1922, in Weyauwega, the son of Ernest and Martha (Thiel) Kapitzke. Harold honorably served in the U.S. Army during WWII, from April 25, 1946 to June 6, 1947, and proudly served in the Manila Philippine...
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Donald J. Payne

November 30, 1928 - November 12, 2017

Donald J. Payne, age 88 of Appleton, passed away Sunday, November 12, 2017 at ThedaCare Regional Medical Center in Appleton, shortly after watching his final Green Bay Packer game with his sons. Don was born in Neenah on November 30, 1928, son of the late Spencer and Viola (Kehl) Payne. He was a graduate of Neenah High School, and later married to Eva Kulogo on...
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Lorraine C. Jarvis

November 7, 1920 - November 11, 2017

Passed away on November 11, 2017 at the age of 97 at St. Paul Villa in Kaukauna. Lorraine was born on November 7, 1920 in Green Bay, Wisconsin to Lamont and Arleen Ewalt. Lorraine graduated from Green Bay West High School in 1938. She received her Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Whitewater. Lorraine and Warren were joined in marriage on August 4, 1943 before Warren...
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Shirley Ann Griesbach

September 22, 1928 - November 11, 2017

Shirley A. Griesbach, age 89, of Menasha, passed away at her home with family by her side on Saturday, November 11, 2017. A service celebrating Shirley’s life will be held on Saturday, December 2, 2017 at 12:00 p.m. at WICHMANN FUNERAL HOME, 537 N. Superior Street in Appleton. Family will receive guests on Saturday starting at 10:00 a.m. until the time of...
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Kelly Harvath

July 18, 1966 - November 11, 2017

Kelly Harvath, age 51, passed away on Saturday, November 11, 2017 at ThedaCare Regional Medical Center- Appleton. She is survived by her daughter, Nikki Harvath, whom she loved very much; mother, Sharon Harvath; sister, Chris; brothers: Tom, Paul, and Terry; her daughter’s father, Chuck Leopold; and close family friends: Charlene, Brenda,...
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Dorothy Riesenweber

September 28, 1923 - November 10, 2017

Dorothy Riesenweber, age 94, passed away on Friday, November 10, 2017. She was born on September 28, 1923 to the late Henry and Clara (Meyer) Hameister. Dorothy grew up in the Appleton area and married her late husband, Roy Riesenweber in 1945. Together they enjoyed time spent going to breakfast, in their garden or traveling. Dorothy particularly enjoyed taking bus...
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Rose Johnson

July 29, 1924 - November 10, 2017

Rose Johnson, age 93, passed away on Friday, November 10, 2017 at St. Paul Elder Services in Kaukauna, surrounded by family. Funeral arrangements are pending with a full obituary to follow.
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Jerome A. Cherney

November 13, 1928 - November 10, 2017

Jerry Cherney passed on Friday morning, November 10, 2017 at ThedaCare Regional Mecial Center in Appleton. Jerry was born on November 13, 1928 in Denmark, WI to Wencel and Anna Cherney. He was the second oldest of five children preceded by Adrian and followed by Clifford, Bernadine and Harold. He grew up on a dairy farm and always loved sharing stories with his family about...
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Bronnie E. Stroud

August 21, 1923 - November 8, 2017


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Dolores L. Witt

July 24, 1923 - November 7, 2017

Dolores passed away on November 7, 2017 at the age of 94 in the presence of her family. She was born on July 24, 1923 in Navarino, Wisconsin to Henry and Nettie Westgor. Dee worked as a beautician with her sister Cece prior to her marriage. Dee was joined in marriage to Wilmer “Bill” Witt on June 7, 1947 at St. James Lutheran Church in Shawno, Wisconsin. Together...
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Daniel L. Rorabeck

December 22, 1935 - November 6, 2017

Daniel Leo Rorabeck, age 81, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family at his home in Appleton in the early morning hours of November 6, 2017. He was born on December 22, 1935 in Ely, Minnesota so of the late Burns W. Rorabeck and Marjorie (McCarthy) Rorabeck. Dan was raised in Redwood Falls, Minnesota. He was a graduate of St. John’s University in Collegeville...
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Margaret 147;maggie” COLEMAN

November 2, 1944 - November 5, 2017

Margaret Ann Coleman passed from this life on November 5, 2017, following an extended illness. “Maggie,” as she was lovingly known to all who knew and loved her, was born on November 2, 1944, in Kaukauna, Wisconsin, the third of seven children born to Harold and Margaret Coleman. Maggie graduated from Kaukauna High School in 1962 and spent much of...
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Mildred Elizabeth Wallace

October 27, 1919 - November 5, 2017

Mildred Elizabeth Wallace (Clarke), 98 years, passed away November 5, 2017 in Sister Bay, Wisconsin. She was born October 27, 1919 in McKeesport, Pennsylvania to her parents Anthony and Elizabeth Clarke (Pearson). After the death of her father, her mother married Thomas Foster. The family moved to Sandy Lake, Pennsylvania. Mildred was a graduate of Sandy Lake High...
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Glenn Bernard Bessette

November 12, 1917 - November 4, 2017

Glenn B. Bessette, 89, of Florida, formerly of Appleton, passed away peacefully on Saturday, November 4, 2017, in Hialeah Gardens, Florida. He was born June 14, 1928 in Appleton, the son of Delore and Dorothy (Selig) Bessette. An accomplished champion stock car racer, an avid motorcyclist, and a man that loved to travel, Glenn was an operating...
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Douglas D. Salmon

February 5, 1940 - November 4, 2017

Douglas Dean Salmon, age 77, of Appleton, WI died peacefully with his family by his side in the early morning hours on Saturday, November 4, 2017, following a lengthy struggle with Parkinson’s and Lewy body disease. Doug was born on February 5th, 1940 in Omaha, NE to Ross and Ormah Salmon, and completed their family of four. Daniel Salmon, his older...
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Eileen M. Coon

March 10, 1930 - November 3, 2017

Eileen Coon, age 87 of Appleton, passed away at Oakridge Gardens on Friday, November 3, 2017. Eileen was born in Appleton on March 10, 1930, daughter of the late August and Leona (Boers) Wichman. On June 8 of 1946, she married Woodrow Coon; he preceded her in death on April 11, 2001. In addition to raising her large family, over the years Eileen enjoyed...
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Gary Phillip Le Blanc

January 9, 1942 - November 2, 2017

Gary Phillip Le Blanc, 75 years, passed away November 2, 2017 his home is Freedom Wisconsin. He was born January 9, 1942 to his parents Phillip and Angeline Le Blanc (Vonck) in Appleton, Wisconsin. Gary was a graduate of Appleton West High School, Class of 1960. Gary lived in Kimberly, Appleton and Neenah for 39 years. He was active in the Neenah Boy Scouts and was...
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Genevieve F. Wentzel

November 1, 2017

On All Saints’ Day, November 1, 2017, God chose the perfect day to call Gen Wentzel to the saints of heaven at the age of 94. Gen was born in Cranmoor, Wisconsin on May 2, 1923, daughter of the late Nickalous and Rose (Kundert) Wirtz. She was a graduate of Wisconsin Rapids Lincoln High School, and graduated from the Mercy Hospital School of Nursing of Oshkosh. ...
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Dan E. Fonstad

January 12, 1949 - October 30, 2017

Dan E. Fonstad, age 68, of Appleton, passed away on Monday, October 30, 2017. He was born in Iola, Wisconsin to the late Ward and Fay (Yerke) Fonstad. Dan married Dorothy (Dottie) Lapp on August 25, 1984. Dan graduated Waupaca High School in 1967 and entered Fox Valley Technical College where he earned a degree in Marketing & Advertising. He served in the US Army as a...
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LaVerne Knapstein

August 5, 1920 - October 29, 2017

LaVerne Knapstein, age 97, our beautiful mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, aunt, and friend went to join Jesus with her warm smile and loving touch on Sunday, October 29, 2017. LaVerne was born on August 5, 1920 in Ellington Township, daughter of Robert and Frances (Kettner) Schroth. She was united in marriage to Clarence Helser on...
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June A. Johnson

June 11, 1931 - October 28, 2017

June A. Johnson, age 86, of Appleton, passed away on Saturday, October 28, 2017. She was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin to the late Hugo and Elizabeth (Fandre) Lueck. June married Delbert on June 20, 1953. Delbert preceded her in death in November of 1975. She then married Ralph Ullenberg and they shared ten years of marriage together. June will be remembered for her...
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Lynn Marie Eckes

August 28, 1961 - October 27, 2017

Lynn M. Eckes, 56, passed away on Friday, October 27 after a car accident. The funeral service for Lynn will be held on Thursday, November 9, 2016 at 12:00 PM at CHRIST THE ROCK COMMUNITY CHURCH. A time of visitation will be held on Thursday, from 10:00 AM until the time of the service at the Church. A full obituary will appear shortly.
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Ila Mae Schabow

May 22, 1933 - October 27, 2017

Ila M. Schabow, age 84, passed away unexpectedly following a car accident on Friday, October 27, 2017. The funeral service for Ila will be held on Thursday, November 9, 2017, at 12 P.M. at CHRIST THE ROCK COMMUNITY CHURCH, W6254 Highway 10-114 Menasha. A time of visitation will be held from 10 A.M. until the time of service at church. A complete obituary will...
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Helen Rooyakkers

May 19, 1921 - October 27, 2017

Helen Rooyakkers, age 96, of Kimberly, passed away peacefully on October 27, 2017, at St. Elizabeth Hospital. She was born on May 19, 1921 in Neenah, to the late Leo and Mary (Monarsky) Metz. Helen married Tony Rooyakkers on September 3, 1945; he preceded her in death on April 1, 1999. Helen enjoyed traveling, going to the casino, playing cards,...
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Bernard F. Vanden Bloomer

July 16, 1937 - October 27, 2017


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Mary A. Sauter

May 27, 1923 - October 26, 2017

Mary A. Sauter, age 94, of Appleton, passed away on Thursday, October 26, 2017. She was born in Kaukauna on May 27, 1923 to the late Frank and Mary (O’Neil) Biselx. Mary married Robert “Bob” Sauter when he returned home from the war on September 11, 1948. Together they were blessed with three children; Sharon, Michael and Dave. Bob preceded her in...
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San Juanita Vasquez

January 27, 1938 - October 26, 2017

Passed away on Wednesday October 26, 2017 at the age of 79. Juanita was born on January 27, 1938 in Rio Hondo, Texas to Refugio and Sista Vasquez. Juanita spent time traveling, gardening knitting, quilting, and other crafts. She was devoted to her grandchildren and enjoyed spending her time with them. Juanita is survived by her children Mercedes (Jeff) Erickson,...
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Mathias L. Hoffmann

May 4, 1926 - October 26, 2017

Mathias Hoffmann, age 91, of Appleton, passed away peacefully at his home on Thursday morning, October 26, 2017. Math was born in Campbellsport, Wisconsin on May 4, 1926, son of the late Leo A. and Lillian (Froehling) Hoffmann. From 1944 until 1946, he faithfully served his country as a member of the United States Army, serving in the Philippines as well...
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Raymond Danke

October 25, 2017

Raymond M. Danke (Ray Ray) age 45 of Shawano, has gone to be with the Lord. Ray passed away on October 25, 2017, in Louisiana, surrounded by family and friends. He was the son of the late Michael L. Danke, Sr. and Theresa (Bushman) Marohl. Raymond was a very fun loving guy who always wanted to make people laugh and smile; he loved spending time with family, singing...
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Cynthia Ann Tienor

April 8, 1948 - October 25, 2017

Cynthia Ann (Stanelle) Tienor passed away at Theda Care Regional Medical Center in Neenah on October 25, 2017 at the age of 69. Cindy was born April 8, 1948, the daughter of the late Donald and Mildred (Schmidt) Stanelle. Cindy was a graduate of Brillion High School and continued her education at Stout State University receiving a degree in Dietetics in 1970. She married her husband&...
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Robert C. Marcinek

October 17, 1929 - October 25, 2017

Robert C. Marcinek, 88, of Appleton, Wisconsin went to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on October 25th, 2017. He was born on July 17th, 1929 in Kingsford, Michigan to the late Carl and Anna Marcinek. He graduated from Kingsford High School in 1947, and served in the Military Police during the Korean conflict with the 174th MP Battalion. After the war, he...
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Brenda K. Schmidt

November 24, 1969 - October 25, 2017

Brenda Kay Schmidt passed away after a brief illness at ThedaCare Regional Medical Center on October 25, 2017, in Appleton, Wisconsin, at the age of 47. Brenda graduated from West DePere High School in 1988. She attended North Central Wisconsin Technical College and graduated with an Associate Degree in Industrial Laser Technology and later graduated from Northeast Wisconsin...
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Steven M. Hildeman

October 24, 2017

Steven M. Hildeman, age 65, of Appleton, passed away on October 24, 2017 at his home, with his family by his side. Visitation for Steven will be on Friday, October 27, 2017 from 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM at Wichmann Funeral Home, 537 N. Superior Street in Appleton and on Saturday, October 28, 2017 from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM at Christ the King Lutheran Church,...
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Bret Schoepke

March 21, 1987 - October 23, 2017

Bret D. Schoepke, age 30, passed away peacefully at a Milwaukee hospital on Monday, October 23, 2017. He is survived by his loving parents, Jeff and Diane; son, Cullen; sister, Amber (Kevin) Randolph; nephew, Nate; Cullen’s mother, Amanda Mitchell; aunts and uncles: Kathy Vaught, Cindy (Greg) Griesbach; godparents: Sally (Pat) Morth, Deb (Tim)...
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Peter La Valle

November 24, 1942 - October 23, 2017

Peter August La Valle, age 74 of Menasha, passed away on Monday, October 23, 2017 after a short battle with an aggressive brain tumor. Pete was born on November 24, 1942 in Neenah to the late Louis and Dora (Burr) La Valle. He graduated from Menasha High School in 1961 where he lettered in football, track and basketball and was awarded the Athlete of the Year award. During...
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Cleo N. Smith

June 13, 1929 - October 23, 2017

Cleo (Calder, Hawley) Smith, age 88, passed away peacefully in her Appleton apartment on Monday afternoon, October 23, 2017. Cleo was born on Durkee Street in Appleton on June 13, 1929, daughter of the late Guy and Lydia (Muenster) Berzill. She was a 1948 graduate of the Appleton High School, and married Harold Calder, Sr. Not long after, Terry,...
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Gerald Winters

April 8, 1927 - October 22, 2017

Gerald Louis “Jerry” Winters, 90 of Menasha, passed away on October 22, 2017. Jerry was born on April 8, 1927 in Appleton, the son of the late Peter and Lillian (Roberts) Winters. He graduated from St. Therese Grade School, class of 1941. He liked to play baseball and was the right fielder. Next, he went to Roosevelt Jr. High School for one year. He then...
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Eleanor M. LaMaide

October 31, 1937 - October 22, 2017

Eleanor M. LaMaide, 79 years, passed away October 22, 2017 at Kimberly Assisted Living. She was born October 31, in Menomonie, Michigan to her parents Hubert and Loretta LaMaide (Bleck). Ellie loved the Packers, Polka music and especially Winnie the Pooh. She would socialize at adult day care and loved sitting outside. Ellie will be missed by her siblings, June,...
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Roberta E. Waldoch

September 30, 1937 - October 21, 2017

Passed away on October 21, 2017 at the age of 80. Birdie was born on September 30, 1937 to Adolph and Emma (nee Rom) Nelson in Neenah, Wisconsin. Birdie graduated from St. Mary’s High School and was a member of St. John the Baptist for many years afterwards. Birdie was joined in marriage to Chester “Chet” Waldoch on May 3, 1958. Birdie and Chet spent time at...
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Marguerite J. Laehn

January 6, 1924 - October 21, 2017

Marguerite J. “Marge” Laehn, age 93, of Appleton, passed away at Oakridge Gardens, Menasha, on Saturday, October 21, 2017. Marge was born on January 6, 1924, in Appleton, to the late William and Ottilie (Wirth) Koepke. She married Walter “Wally” Laehn on June 8, 1946, in Appleton; he preceded her in death on January 13,...
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Thomas H. Kopitske

December 27, 1951 - October 20, 2017

Passed away unexpectedly in his sleep on October 20, 2017 at the age of 65. Tom was born in Neenah on December 27, 1951 to Frederick and Elizabeth Kopitske. He was a lifelong resident of Menasha and graduated from Menasha High in 1970. Tom met Patricia “Pat” Wurtzel and they were joined in marriage on June 6, 1981. Tom was employed at SCA Tissue and recently retired...
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Donna June Farrell

March 4, 1938 - October 19, 2017

Donna June Farrell, age 79, of Appleton, passed away with her family by her side at the St. Elizabeth Hospital on October 19, 2017. Donna was born on March 4, 1938, daughter of the late Leslie and Katheleen (Lowery) Rugg. She graduated from Wabeno High School and shortly after married Joseph Farrell in December of 1956. They would share 59 years together before his...
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John A. Hameister

January 9, 1942 - October 19, 2017

John A. Hameister, age 75, of Combined Locks, passed away on Thursday, October 19, 2017. He was born on January 9, 1942 to the late Arthur Sr. and Mary (VanderZanden) Hameister in Appleton. In 1964 John married the love of his life, Judy Butelewski. He proudly served his country in the U.S. Army in Vietnam. John was first and foremost, a loving husband, a...
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Norma A. Czarnik

August 10, 1938 - October 18, 2017

Heaven hit the jackpot when Norma A. Czarnik, age 79, of Darboy, passed away on Wednesday, October 18, 2017, at Cherry Meadows, Appleton. Norma was born on August 10, 1938, in Chicago to the late John Edward Wold and Aase Ynvarda Marie "Audrey" Pedersen Wold Mathisen. She married her high school sweetheart, Anthony “Tony” Czarnik on November 3&...
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Inez Buffington

October 17, 2017

Inez L. Buffington, age 89, died on October 17, 2017, at Living Tree Estates assisted living in Greenville, after living with dementia for the past 10 years. Mrs. Buffington was born in Martinsville, VA. She met her future husband, Donald H. Buffington, while he was in the service. They were wed three years later and returned to his home state of Wisconsin. She...
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Michael Hinkel

November 12, 1958 - October 17, 2017

Michael E Hinkel, 58 of Menasha, passed away unexpectedly in his home October 17, 2017. He was born to Ervin and Donna on November 12, 1958 in DuBuque, Iowa Mike was a proud family man and served his country in the United States Air Force. He was an avid Packer, Brewer and Badger fan. Mike was a carpenter and enjoyed gardening, woodworking, bowling and spending...
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David Kollath

May 27, 1951 - October 17, 2017

David Michael Kollath, 66, passed away on Tuesday, October 17 at home. Dave was born on May 27, 1951 to Ervin and Mathilda (Boeder) Kollath in Green Bay. He was a veteran having served in the US Army in Germany. Dave attended Concordia University in Illinois and graduated from NWTC in Green Bay. He worked at the Menasha Corp for many years in the transportation Department...
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Kent Alan Stroess

June 25, 1958 - October 16, 2017

Kent Alan Stroess, 59, Little Chute, died at home due to complications from multiple illnesses Monday, October 16, 2017. Kent was born June 25, 1958, at St. Elizabeth in Appleton, son of the late Linden and Berwyn (Litzkow) Stroess. Kent graduated from Appleton East High School in 1976 and enlisted in the US Army. After serving his country overseas, Kent was...
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Gordon Arnold Van Handel

April 20, 1935 - October 16, 2017

Gordon A. Van Handel, 82, Menasha, passed away on Monday, October 16, 2017, at ThedaCare Medical Center, Appleton. He was born on April 20, 1935, in Little Chute, the son of Peter and Rose (Blaha) Van Handel. Gordon was united in marriage to Dorothy Ferrige on September 24, 1960, at St. John Nepomucene Catholic Church, Little Chute. Gordon was...
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Larry M. Van Zeeland

June 1, 1960 - October 16, 2017

Age 57 of Appleton, Wisconsin. Born to Life on June 1, 1960 in Appleton, Wisconsin to Melvin and Doris (nee Haskins) Van Zeeland. Born to Eternal Life on October 16, 2017 in Appleton, Wisconsin. Larry was a graduate of Kaukauna High School in 1978. Larry was honorably discharged from the US Army after his service. He was later employed at Neenah Foundry for several years....
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Gerald Harry Bayer

June 4, 1930 - October 16, 2017

Gerald H. Bayer, 87, Neenah, passed away on Monday, October 16, 2017with his family by his side. He was born on June 4, 1930, in Appleton, the son of Gregory and Emma (Bauer) Bayer. Jerry honorably served his country in the U.S. Marine Corps and was a member of American Legion Post #38, Appleton. Gerald was united in marriage to Connie Smith on September 8,...
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Berniece V. Young

November 25, 1935 - October 14, 2017

Berniece was born on November 25, 1935 in Deer Creek, Wisconsin to Theodore and Anna (Peeter) Young. She was a graduate of Shiocton High School. On July 14, 1954 she married Ronald J. Young in Bear Creek and he preceded her in death on February 29, 2012. Together, Berniece and Ronald owned and operated R.B. Pallett Service where she worked for over 22 years until her...
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William Flynn

September 10, 1931 - October 13, 2017

William J. “Bill” Flynn, passed away on Friday, October 13, 2017 surrounded by his family. Bill was born on September 10, 1931 to William and Anne (Busch) in Kaukauna. Bill was a veteran having served in the US Naval Air Force during the Korean War. On September 7, 1957 he was united in marriage to Shirley Arts. Bill was a science teacher at Quinney middle...
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Gary D. Fiebelkorn

January 20, 1924 - October 13, 2017

Gary D. Fiebelkorn, age 63, of Appleton, passed away after a courageous battle with cancer on Friday, October 13, 2017. He was born on January 20, 1954 in Appleton to Hillert “Ed” (deceased) and Geraldine (Wege) Fiebelkorn. Gary graduated from Appleton High School West in 1972. A few short years later he married the love of his life, Ellen Eggert, on...
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Brook M. Koester

May 13, 1978 - October 11, 2017

Brook M. Koester passed away unexpectedly on October 11, 2017 at her parent’s home in Little Chute, at the age of 39 years. She had endured a life-time of health problems. Brook was a graduate of Kaukauna High School class of 1996. She was a CNA for five years at St. Paul Home. Brook was a very caring and loving mom, sister, daughter and friend to many. She enjoyed watching...
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Kathryn G. Calahan

November 2, 1926 - October 10, 2017

Kathryn G. Calahan (Bodine), 90 years, found peace on October 10, 2017. Preceded in death by her husband John F. Calahan. Survived by her dear son Stewart and dear daughter Victoria.Kathryn was aunt to many dear nieces and nephews. She worked at Appleton Medical Center for 17 years in the neonatal unit. Family and friends may gather Saturday, October 14, 2017 from 3:00 -...
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Audrey M. Noie

July 24, 1922 - October 10, 2017

Audrey M. Noie, age 95, of Appleton, passed away with family at her side on Tuesday, October 10, 2017. She was born on July 24, 1922 in Kaukauna, Wisconsin to the late Frank and Ella (Smith) Mitchler, one of four children. On December 22, 1942 Audrey married George B. Noie in Blackstone, Virginia before his deployment in the U.S Army during World War II....
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Jeanne L. Gabert

May 22, 1925 - October 8, 2017

Jeanne L. Gabert, age 92, of Appleton, passed away peacefully on October 8, 2017. Jeanne was born May 22, 1925 in Oshkosh, Wisconsin to the late Carleton and Evelyn (Arft) Thomas. She graduated from Oshkosh High School in 1943. She then went on to study English, History, and Education and graduated from Oshkosh Teachers College in 1947. She pursued graduate studies...
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Harold Dahlstrom, Sr.

March 15, 1928 - October 6, 2017

Harold Dahlstrom Sr., age 89, passed away on Friday, October 6, 2017 at Atrium Post Acute Care of Little Chute. He was born on March 15, 1928 to the late Abner and Luella (Ziemke) Dahlstrom. Harold was a lifelong Racine resident. He grew up spending summers on his grandfather’s farm working by his side and enjoying the farm fresh food. He was also in the Army and was a...
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Shirley Mae Techlin

August 1, 1930 - October 6, 2017

Shirley M. Techlin, age 87, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Friday, October 6, 2017, at her home with her family by her side. She was born to the late George and Hilda (Schroeder) Wendt on August 1, 1930. Shirley met Lloyd C. Techlin, the son of the late Alfred and Edna Techlin over ice cream and was married on September 8, 1951. They enjoyed 62...
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Mark R. Van Elzen

July 15, 1957 - October 4, 2017

Mark Van Elzen, age 60, passed away on Wednesday, October 4, 2017, following a battle with cancer. He grew up in Darboy, Wisconsin and joined the Army after high school. After four years of active service, he returned to the States to complete his education. Mark graduated from the University of Wisconsin - Madison with a Bachelor of Science degree with honors in...
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John R. Fink III

June 2, 1988 - October 4, 2017

John Riley Fink, III, was born in Franklin, Virginia on June 2, 1988 and passed on October 4, 2017. Riley was the son of Christine Fink and the late John A. Fink. He is survived by his mother: Christine; his son: Joseph Arthur Fink Fleury; two sisters: Jennifer (John) Livingston and Leslie (Tony) Bessen; his closest friend: John “Biggun” Stanford; as well as many...
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David L. Day

September 10, 1930 - October 4, 2017

David Lynn Day, Appleton, passed away Wednesday, October 4, 2017. He was born in Lane, Illinois September 10, 1930 to Gordon and Zelda Day and graduated from the University of Illinois in 1952 with a degree in mechanical engineering. After participation in ROTC, David was commissioned as a second lieutenant in the U.S. Army serving in the 140th Tank Battalion in...
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Paul H. Jennerjahn

January 12, 1945 - October 3, 2017

Paul H. Jennerjahn, age 72 of Appleton, passed away on October 3, 2017. Paul was born on January 12, 1945 to Merton and Lucille (Fuhrman) Jennerjahn in Appleton. He was a graduate of Appleton West High School. On November 16, 1985 he married his wife Kathy at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Appleton. He was employed in Research and Development with Mercury Marine for over 35 years...
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William Bero

February 26, 1925 - October 2, 2017

William J. “Bill” Bero, Jr., passed away at Brewster Village, Appleton, on Monday, October 2, 2017. Bill was born on February 26, 1925, in Menominee, Michigan to the late William J. and Florence (Beland) Bero. He married Mary Cahee on November 28, 1946; she preceded him in death on April 14, 1990. He married Elizabeth “Betty”...
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Susan B. Henke

September 3, 1940 - October 2, 2017

Susan “Sue” Henke, age 77, passed away while on a bus trip in Maine on Monday, October 2, 2017. She was born in Appleton, WI on September 3, 1940, to the late Joseph and Harriet Theisen. Sue attended St. Joseph School, then went on to graduate from Appleton High School in 1958. Sue worked at Riverside Paper Company before marrying Edwin “Dick...
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Betty J. Smolinski

September 12, 1926 - October 2, 2017

Betty J. Smolinski, 91, passed away peacefully with her family by her side on Monday, October 2, 2017. Betty was born on September 12, 1926 to John and Janet (Rollins) Westberg. She was united in marriage to Frank Smolinski on September 30, 1945. Betty worked at Kimberly Clark and later at Traders Grocery Store and The Red Owl Grocery Store. She enjoyed going to...
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Mardie Smith

October 2, 2017

Martha Martina Smith, age 88, of Little Chute, passed away peacefully on October 2, 2017, at Care Partners, with her family by her side. Mardie was born on June 20, 1929, one of ten children born to the late Peter and Anna (Bergman) Evers. On May 8, 1948, Mardie married Jim Smith. They would share 66 years of marriage before his passing in 2015. Mardie...
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Robert B. Butelefski

July 21, 1942 - October 1, 2017

Bob Butelefski, age 75 of Menasha, passed away at Oakridge Gardens on Sunday morning, October 1, 2017. Bob was born in Neenah on July 21, 1942, son of the late Bernard and Ethel (Schussman) Butelefski and was a graduate of Menasha High School. Bob loved sports and followed the Wisconsin teams - Packers, Badgers, and Brewers. In his younger years, he also...
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Sally I. Nelson-Kluck

July 1, 1931 - September 30, 2017

Sally I. Nelson-Kluck (Feavel), age 86, passed away on Saturday, September 30, 2017 at her home. She was born on July 1, 1931, in Appleton and resided in the area all of her life. She attended Appleton schools and UW-Green Bay under the Extended Degree Program. She married Marlyn E. Nelson on Valentine’s Day 1948 and they were married almost 46 years when he passed...
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Gary Coquoz

November 29, 1952 - September 30, 2017

GARY “COOKEE” COQUOZ - 1952-2017 “Cookee,” a Wisconsin iconic music legend went to his heavenly home on Saturday, September 30, after a courageous battle with lung cancer. He was 64. He was born on Nov. 29, 1952 in Denver, CO, the son of the late Harry Alfred and Rose (Bahl) Coquoz. He attended local schools in Denver and graduated from...
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William R. Morgan

February 10, 1951 - September 29, 2017

William R. Morgan, age 66, passed away in his home on Friday, September 29, 2017. He was born on February 10, 1951 to the late Kenneth and Charlotte Morgan. He grew up in Pennsylvania, graduating from Wallenpaupack High School. Bill enlisted in the U.S. Air Force in 1970. On July 3 of 1972, he met Patricia Bushman in Louisiana. The following day, July 4th, he...
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Eugene M. Clark

April 29, 1949 - September 28, 2017

Surrounded by family, his pride and joy, Eugene “Gene” M. Clark, age 68, passed away peacefully on Thursday, September 28, 2017, at home after a short battle with pancreatic cancer. Gene was born in Wausau, WI on April 29, 1949 to the late Michael and Helen (Bavlnka) Clark. Gene’s loving parents taught him his values which he carried thru...
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Robert G. Eftedahl

June 21, 1928 - September 28, 2017

Robert “Bob” Eftedahl, age 89, died Thursday, September 28, 2017 at Brewster Village in Appleton. Bob was born in Menominee, Michigan, on June 21, 1928, the only child of Ole M. and Emma H. (Wolff) Eftedahl. He graduated from Menominee High School in 1946, and attended Augsburg College in Minneapolis from 1946 until 1948. He then attended and...
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Leona M. McKeefry

May 4, 1923 - September 26, 2017

Passed away on Tuesday, September 26th at the age of 94 in Appleton, Wisconsin. Leona was born to Ben and Hannah Rubbert on May 4th, 1923 in Appleton, Wisconsin. Leona was joined in marriage to Earl ‘”Mac” McKeefry on September 19, 1952. Leona and Mac lived on Maiden Lake at Mountain from 1979 to 1988 and after his death until 1993. Leona retired from...
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Robert L. Howard

August 25, 1945 - September 26, 2017

Robert L. Howard, age 72, of Appleton, passed away at home on Tuesday, September 26th, 2017 after a lengthy illness. Bob was born to the late Edwin and Elaine (Van Avery) Howard on August 25th, 1945 in Portage, MI. Bob is best remembered for his passion of family, automobiles, music, and sharing his knowledge with others. In his younger years Bob was a...
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Heather Nutting

October 19, 1983 - September 26, 2017

Heather Nutting, age 33 of Appleton, Wisconsin and formerly of Ludington, Michigan and Holland Michigan, passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, September 26, 2017, in Appleton. Heather is survived by her father and step-mother, Mike and Kathy Nutting of Holland, Michigan, stepbrothers, Nicholas (Rebecca) Reinink of Fennville, Michigan and Nathan...
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John M. Parker

July 31, 1927 - September 26, 2017

John Marvin Parker 1927 - 2017 Born July 31, 1927 in Fairfield, Connecticut, the second child of Reinold Marvin and Amelia Harmon Potter Parker. John served in the United States Navy during WWII, 1945 and 1946. A 1947 graduate of William Hall High School in West Hartford, Connecticut, he graduated from Central Connecticut State University with a B.S. in Education in...
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Priscilla M. Vosters

November 17, 1921 - September 26, 2017

In all the world we shall not find a heart so wonderfully kind. So soft a voice, so sweet a smile, an inspiration so worthwhile. Priscilla Margaret (Schnese) Vosters, age 95, of Kimberly, passed away on Tuesday, September 26, 2017 surrounded by her family. She was born on November 17, 1921, to the late Arthur and Anna (Van Dinter) Schnese. She married John J....
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Loretta Jaeckels

December 3, 1933 - September 25, 2017

Loretta Jaeckels of Tucker, Georgia, age 83, a beloved mother, grandmother and great grandmother passed away peacefully in on September 25, 2017. She was born the daughter of cheese makers on December 3, 1933 to Earl and Myrtle Otto of New London, Wisconsin. Loretta graduated from high school, married her high school sweetheart and was the first in her family to...
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Lucy Ellen Terrill

April 5, 1919 - September 25, 2017

Lucy Ellen Terrill (Touhey), 98 years, passed away September 25, 2017 at Thedacare Regional Medical Center- Appleton. She was born April 5, 1919 to her parents John F. and Lucy E. Touhey (Clark) in Hume, Illinois. Her family moved to Clinton, Indiana where she was a graduate of Clinton High School. Lucy continued her education at Indiana State Teachers College and obtained...
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June L. Simon

July 12, 1939 - September 23, 2017

June L. Simon, age 78, of Appleton, Wisconsin, passed away peacefully on Saturday, September 23, 2017 at St. Elizabeth Hospital with her family by her side. June was born on July 12, 1939 in Mattoon, Wisconsin to the late Stanley and Lorraine (Leiskau) Szopa. She grew up and graduated from high school in Three Lakes, Wisconsin, until she moved to Appleton...
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Donald L. Allinger

June 15, 1927 - September 23, 2017

Donald L. Allinger, age 90, of Appleton, passed away September 23, 2017 at his home. He was born at home in Ridgway, Pennsylvania on June 15, 1927, son of the late Leopold and Martha (Zurcher) Allinger. He was extremely proud of his Swiss heritage. Donald served in the United States Army in Berlin, Germany at the end of World War II. He married his loving wife...
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Norman Ellefson

December 12, 1922 - September 22, 2017

Norman Ellefson, 94, passed away on Friday, September 22, 2017. Norman was born on December 12, 1922 to James and Myrtle Ellefson in New London. On March 21, 1943, he was united in marriage to Regina Vande Hei in Kaukauna. Funeral services will be held on Friday, September 29, 2017 at 11:00 AM at EMMANUEL UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, 740 East College...
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Merlin A. Luebke

June 3, 1929 - September 22, 2017

Merlin Luebke, age 88 of Appleton, passed away peacefully at Brewster Village early on the morning of Friday, September 22, 2017. Merlin was born in Appleton on June 3, 1929, son of the late Louis and Clara (Hoffman) Luebke, and was a graduate of Appleton High School. He served his country as a member of the United States Army from 1951 until 1953. In July of 1951&...
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Judy Ann Lyons

September 5, 1958 - September 21, 2017

Judy Ann Lyons (Natrop) passed away peacefully with her husband and children by her side on Thursday, September 21, 2017. She was born September 5, 1958, in Appleton, Wisconsin, to Gordon and Bernadine (Nowak) Natrop, and grew up in Kimberly, Wisconsin. Judy was proud of her family and cherished all her friendships. In her free time, she enjoyed being...
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Joyce M. Laurin

February 10, 1931 - September 21, 2017

Joyce Marie Laurin, age 86, passed away peacefully on Thursday, September 21, 2017, at Oakridge Gardens. She was born on February 10, 1931 to the late Francis and Bernadette Zimmerman. Her childhood years were spent in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula and then as a young woman she moved to the Fox Valley area with her sister. It was there that she met and married her...
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Craig M. Johnson

September 21, 2017

Craig Matthew Johnson, age 41, of Appleton, passed away unexpectedly from natural causes at St. Elizabeth Hospital on September 21, 2017. He was born on March 26, 1976, in Madison, the son of Harold and Mary (Ladron). Craig attended La Follette High School, graduating in 1994. It was during this time he met his future wife, Laura Holt. The high school sweet...
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Catherine A. Welhouse

September 11, 1938 - September 21, 2017

Catherine A. Welhouse, 79 years, passed away September 21, 2017 at Select Specialty Hospital in Madison, Wisconsin. She was born September 11, 1938 to her parents Alex and Caroline (Patch) Hopfensperger. Cathy was an employee of Presto Products and retired from there after 35 years of service as a Machine operator. She was a proud mother of three boys, Dick, David and...
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Cleon Egan

June 6, 1925 - September 20, 2017

Cleon "Daze" Egan, 92, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, September 20, 2017. Daze was born on June 6, 1925 to David and Marie (Huss) Egan in Kaukauna. He attended St. Mary's Catholic School where he learned to play the violin and made many lifelong friends. While attending Kaukauna High School, Daze was an accomplished athlete, earning letters in football,...
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Jill N. Parsons

August 9, 1978 - September 17, 2017

Jill Nicole (Ehrenberg) Parsons, age 39, of Appleton, Wisconsin, arrived in her heavenly home after her 7 year battle with cancer on Sunday September 17, 2017. Jill was born on August 9, 1978 in Neenah, Wisconsin, the first of two children born to Robert and Lori Ehrenberg. She was raised in Weyauwega, Wisconsin, attended St. Peter Lutheran Grade School&...
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Beverly R. Schwartz

August 27, 1934 - September 17, 2017

Beverly Schwartz, age 83, passed away peacefully in her home on Sunday, September 17, 2017 surrounded by family. Beverly was born August 27, 1934 to the late Joseph and Mary (Piezel) Noskowiak. She was married to the late Jerry Schwartz for 62 years. During those years, she was a stay at home mother filling her time with sewing, baking and spending time with the...
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Thomas Dona

June 6, 1947 - September 16, 2017

Thomas Dona, 70, went to eternal life with Christ on Saturday, September 16, 2017. Tom was born on June 6, 1947 to Thomas and Olive (Trudell) Dona in Milwaukee. He was a veteran having served in the U.S. Air Force. On October 9, 1971 he was united in marriage to Linda Staiduhar in Milwaukee. Tom worked as a fork lift driver for Chrysler for over 30 years until his...
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Ervin W. Schilke

August 29, 1947 - September 14, 2017

Ervin “Erv” Schilke, age 70, of Neenah, passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, September 14, 2017. He was born on August 29, 1947, in Green Bay to the late Ervin and Harriet (Sconzert) Schilke. After growing up in the Pulaski and Seymour areas, he served with the US Army in the Vietnam War. He was a mechanic for the Neenah Foundry Company, where he...
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