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Our Obituaries

Frank N. Kriesel

July 28, 1941 - May 23, 2017

Frank N. Kriesel, age 75, of Appleton, was welcomed home to Heaven. He passed peacefully at Century Oaks Assisted Living on Tuesday, May 23, 2017. He was born on July 28, 1941 to the late Arthur and Goldeen (Patnode) Kriesel in Antigo, Wisconsin. Frank served in the U.S. Army and was a Vietnam Veteran. Frank was also a member of the V.F.W. Post in Elderon as well as The Odd Fellows of Appleton. ...
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Dale A. Jakubek

May 17, 1951 - May 23, 2017

Dale Jakubek, age 66, of Neenah, passed away on Saturday, May 20, 2017. He was born on May 17, 1951, the son of the late Raymond and Carol Jakubek. Dale graduated from Menasha High School in 1969. Dale enjoyed playing the guitar, listening to music, and watching sports. He also enjoyed taking walks with his girlfriend of 37 years, Priscilla Holloway. Dale is survived by his girlfriend,...
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Dale A. Timm

December 21, 1941 - May 22, 2017

Dale A. Timm, age 75, of Appleton, passed away at his home on Monday, May 22, 2017. Dale was born on December 21, 1941, in Appleton, to the late Leonard and Gwen (Wehrman) Timm. He married Jan Phillips on April 28, 1962, in Appleton; she survives. Dale was a loving husband, father, brother and son. Employed at Butch's Body Auto Body in Appleton for over 45 years, he was well-known and...
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Donald L. Nagan

August 2, 1932 - May 22, 2017

Don Nagan, age 84 of Kaukauna, died at his home on Monday, May 22, 2017. A complete obituary will appear here as soon as it is available.
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Donald Blaese

October 2, 1931 - May 21, 2017

Donald "Swamp Fox" Blaese, age 86, passed away peacefully into the arms of Jesus on Sunday, May 21, 2017. He was born on October 2, 1931 to the late Henry and Frances (Eichinger) Blaese. He attended Appleton High School and served in the United States Air Force. On July 23, 1960, Don married Judith Hubert, at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Marion, Wisconsin. They resided in Appleton all their...
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Thomas Martin

April 5, 1928 - May 21, 2017

Thomas Martin, age 89, of Appleton and Palm City Florida, passed away on May 21, 2017 at a Neenah Wisconsin Hospital. There will be a gathering to celebrate Thomas's life on Wednesday, May 31, 2017 from 10:00am to 11:00am at Wichmann Funeral Homes, Superior Street location. There will be a memorial service on Wednesday at the funeral home at 11:00am. For more information and to express...
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Bill Balza

July 20, 1931 - May 19, 2017

William (Bill) Balza, age 85, of Appleton, passed away on May 19, 2017. Bille was born on July 20, 1931 in Appleton, to the late Julius and Florence (Blahnik) Balza. He graduated from Appleton West High School in 1949, followed by service in the U.S. Army where he was stationed in Korea. Bill was later employed at Kimberly-Clark, Menasha Paper, and James River Corporation. Bill is survived by...
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Thomas L. Swadley, Jr.

October 10, 1986 - May 18, 2017

Thomas Leroy Swadley, Jr., 30 years, passed away May 18, 2017 in New Leipzig, North Dakota. He was born October 10, 1986 to his parents Thomas L., Sr and Joleen M. (Jedlicka) Swadley in Appleton, Wisconsin. He was a graduate of Appleton East High School Class of 2005. He furthered his education obtaining a Degree in Sociology from The University of Mississippi. He moved to North Dakota to pursue...
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Gerald Bob Batzler

June 10, 1935 - May 18, 2017

Gerald Robert "Jerry" "Bob" Batzler, 81, passed away on Wednesday, May 17, 2017 at Rennes Health and Rehab Center. Jerry was born on June 10, 1935 to F. Gerald and Evelyn (Schubert) Batzler. On February 14, 1959 he was united in marriage to Mildred "Millie" Hechel. After serving his country in the US Navy from 1952 until 1956 he was employed at Beloit Manhattan Rubber Company for over 42...
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Mildred B. Baumgarten

June 13, 1925 - May 17, 2017

Mildred (Bangart) Baumgarten, age 91 of Kaukauna, passed away peacefully on Wednesday afternoon, May 17, 2017. She was born in the town of Woodville on June 13, 1925, daughter of the late William and Wilhelmina (Jochmann) Bangart. On February 10, 1942, she married Ray Baumgarten at St. Mary's Church in Kaukauna; Ray preceded her in death in 2015. The Baumgartens farmed in various areas...
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Gloria R. Ebben

October 23, 1927 - May 16, 2017

Gloria Ebben, age 89 of Kimberly, passed away somewhat unexpectedly on Tuesday morning, May 16, 2017, at St. Elizabeth Hospital. Gloria was born in Appleton on October 23, 1927, daughter of the late Gilbert and Florence (DeBoth) Strover. Following her 1945 graduation from Appleton High School, she married Anthony Ebben on May 29, 1948; he preceded her in death in 2006. As a young woman, she...
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Marilyn J. Schubert

August 21, 1926 - May 15, 2017

Marilyn Jean Schubert, 90 years, passed away peacefully at Cherry Meadows hospice facility in Appleton, Wisconsin. She was born August 21, 1926 to her parents John and Frances (Winarski) Schubert in Appleton, Wisconsin. She was a graduate of Menasha High School, Class of 1944 and enjoyed visiting with her classmates at their reunions. Marilyn was a regular at the YMCA in Neenah and was a...
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Donald Hayford

September 6, 1931 - May 15, 2017

Donald E. Hayford, 85, died May 15, 2017. He was born September 6, 1931, in Dunkirk, New York, to Arthur W. and Mona (Burns) Hayford. While growing up, he attended public schools in Westfield, New Jersey, Dunkirk and Syracuse, New York, and Hopewell, Virginia, graduating from Hopewell High School in 1949. He attended Virginia Tech and Duke University, receiving a BS degree in chemistry from...
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Darryl Daemmrich

November 5, 1961 - May 14, 2017

Darryl Daemmrich, age 55, of Shiocton, passed away unexpectedly at Theda Care Medical Center—New London, on Sunday, May 14, 2017. Darryl was born on November 5, 1961, in Waukesha to Irene Daemmrich and the late Robert Daemmrich. He was a loving father, grandfather and brother. Darryl was employed at Bassett Mechanical for over 29 years and was the Vice President of Services at the time...
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Marjorie E. Dobbs

February 10, 2017 - May 12, 2017

Marjorie E. Dobbs (Olson), 94 years, returned to the Lord, May 3, 2017 at The Bridges of Appleton. She was born February 10, 1923 to Louie and Gladys (Anderson) Olson in Vernon Co., Wisconsin. Marjorie graduated from Ontario High School where she met her husband Darwin. They married in December 23, 1942 in La Crosse, Wisconsin at Our Savior Lutheran Church and lived most of their lives in La...
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David VerVoort

February 8, 1947 - May 12, 2017

David "Big Dave" VerVoort, age 70, of LaBelle, Florida, previously of Appleton, passed away on May 12, 2017. David was born February 8, 1947 in Kimberly to Arnold "Porky" & Virginia (Laeyendecker) VerVoort. He attended Holy Spirit Catholic Grade School and graduated from Kimberly High School. On November 15, 1969, he married Darlene (Ashton) in Appleton and they enjoyed 48 years together....
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David Le Clair

March 24, 1939 - May 12, 2017

David M. "Gravy" Le Clair, age 78 of Combined Locks, passed away on May 12, 2017. David was born on March 24, 1939 in Appleton Wisconsin to August and Mary Ann (Brautigam) Le Clair. He attended St. Joseph Grade School in Appleton and graduated from Appleton West High School. He served his country as a member of the U.S. Army from May, 1963 to May, 1965 when he was honorably discharged. On October...
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Lila Huberty

October 25, 1912 - May 11, 2017

Lila Huberty, age 104, of Appleton, passed away on Thursday, May 11, 2017. Lila was born in Appleton on October 25, 1912 to the late Henry and Clara (Bartmann) Locksmith, she had two sister, Iva and Cleo, both of whom are deceased. She earned her Bachelor's degree at Lawrence University, then went on to earn her Master's degree from the University of Wisconsin. On June 20, 1969 Lila married...
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Gary J. Eklund

February 4, 1936 - May 11, 2017

Gary J. Eklund, age 81, of Grand Chute, passed away at Theda Care Medical Center in New London on Thursday, May 11, 2017. Gary was born in Gillett on February 4, 1936, to the late Emil B. and Josephine (Baker) Eklund. He was a graduate of the University of Wisconsin—Oshkosh. Gary enjoyed traveling, movies, was a Packer fan, attended many Super Bowls, was an avid news reader and loved...
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Ruth Ropella

August 10, 1939 - May 11, 2017

Ruth A. "Rudie" Ropella, 77, passed away with her loving family by her side on Thursday, May 11th, 2017 after a courageous battle with bladder cancer, lung cancer and dialysis. She was finally overcome when the cancer spread. Ruth was born on August 10, 1939 in Neenah to Joe and Irene (Lingnowski) Rippl. On June 18th, 1960 she was united in marriage to Greg Ropella at St John the Baptist...
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Beatrice M. Gevelinger

August 5, 1923 - May 11, 2017

Beatrice Mary (McClone) Gevelinger, age 93, of Appleton, passed away on Thursday, May 11, 2017. She was born on August 5, 1923 in Clintonville to the late Michael and Amanda (Brown) McClone. Beatrice was a 1940 graduate of Appleton High School and was employed with Wichmann Furniture Company for six years. Beatrice married George Gevelinger on October 6, 1945, and they recently celebrated...
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Nicholas L. Grosskopf

November 24, 1942 - May 11, 2017

Nicholas L. Grosskopf, age 74 of Greenville, passed away on Thursday morning, May 11, 2017. Nick was born in Appleton on November 24, 1942, son of the late Victor and Doris (Tinsman) Grosskopf. After high school, Nick attended the area Technical College where he studied pipefitting. On August 16, 1962, he married Mary Jane Stingle, and together the couple was blessed with three children. Nick...
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Shawn Carter

October 9, 1984 - May 9, 2017

Shawn Carter, age 32, was welcomed home to Heaven by his beloved Mother, Linda Scheffler (nee Deja) and sister, Michelle Carter. Shawn was born in Neenah, Wisconsin on October 9, 1984. He enjoyed listening to music, writing going fishing and four wheeling as well as other hobbies. Shawn especially loved spending time with family and friends. He loves playing with and (bragging about) his sons...
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Pauline H. Thompson

June 12, 1950 - May 9, 2017

Pauline Helen Thompson passed away peacefully with family by her side on May 9, 2017, after a courageous battle with cancer. Pauline was born on June 12, 1950, was baptized September 3, 1950, and confirmed at Grace Lutheran Church in Winneconne on May 23, 1965. Pauline attended Winneconne High School where she graduated in 1968. She attended Fox Valley Technical College and graduated with an...
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William F. Hodgkiss

September 30, 1940 - May 9, 2017

William "Bill" Francis Hodgkiss, 76 of Lakewood, Wisconsin, devoted and beloved husband, father and grandfather, passed away Tuesday, May 9, 2017. Bill died peacefully Tuesday morning at ThedaCare Hospital in Neenah. Bill was born in Cleveland, Ohio on September 30, 1940. He graduated St. Ignatius High School (Cleveland) in 1958. Bill joined the United States Navy after graduation where he...
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Alice E. Steif

January 1, 1918 - May 8, 2017

Alice Steif, age 99 of Appleton, passed peacefully at Cherry Meadows Hospice in Appleton on Monday morning, May 8, 2017. Alice was born in Wausau on January 1, 1918, daughter of the late Emil and Elisabeth (Timm) Doede. On June 12, 1948, she married Carl Steif in the Town of Easton. He preceded her in death in 1991. After high school she worked as a secretary at Underwood Veneer in Wausau and...
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Thomas M. Killian

April 26, 1941 - May 8, 2017

Thomas M. "Tom" Killian, 76, passed away on Monday, May 8, 2017 at Cherry Meadows. Tom was born on April 26, 1941 to Louis and Augusta (Schmitz) Killian. On October 31, 1964, he was united in marriage to Dawn Oettinger at Holy Cross in Kaukauna. He was a veteran having served in the US Marine Corps. Tom worked at Thilmany for 37 years until his retirement in 2001. He was an outdoor person...
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Stanley L. Mau

September 24, 1942 - May 8, 2017

Stanley L. "Stan" Mau, 74 years, returned to the Lord May 8, 2017 with his family by his side at Thedacare Regional Medical Center, Appleton. He was born on September 24, 1942 to his parents Alvin and Velma (Livens) Mau in Wabasha, MN. He was a graduate of Alma High School, class of 1960. Stanley enlisted in the US Air Force serving his country from 1960 to 1964 including a tour of duty in...
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Kodye Fassbender

December 10, 2000 - May 7, 2017

Kodye Michael Fassbender, age 16 of Grand Chute, passed away on Sunday, May 7, 2017 as a result of suicide. Our home is now void of Kodye's smiling face and quick witted personality. The world is now a bit dimmer. Kodye will forever be remembered for his avid love of the outdoors, his passion for Wounded Warriors and Mission 22 organizations and his willingness to always help a friend or a fellow...
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Steven R. Koehler

May 22, 1964 - May 4, 2017

Steven R. "Mr. Cool" Koehler, age 52, of Oshkosh, passed away peacefully in his sleep in the early hours of May 4, 2017. Steve was born May 22, 1964, the second child of Richard and Carol Koehler in Neenah Wisconsin He spent his childhood playing along the shoreline of Little Lake Butte des Morts with his brother, sister and other neighborhood kids. He later traded lakes and spent his adult life...
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Genevieve K. Mueske

May 24, 1924 - May 4, 2017

Genevieve (Gen, Gibby) Mueske, age 92 of Menasha, passed into the arms of Jesus on Thursday evening, May 4, 2017, at St. Elizabeth Hospital in Appleton. She was surrounded by, and holding the hands of those she loved when she breathed her last. Genevieve was born in Harrisonburg, Virginia on May 24, 1924, daughter of the late Delmar and Esta (Bowman) Gilmer. Gen was a 1942 graduate of...
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Dorothy R. Hrdlick

January 15, 1927 - May 4, 2017

Dorothy R. Hrdlick (Baumann), 90 years, passed away May 4, 2017 at her home in Appleton, in the comfort of her loving family. She was born January 15, 1927 to William and Eleanor (Perlick) Baumann in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. She was a graduate of Wauwatosa High School, Class of 1945. She furthered her education in graphic design obtaining a 4 year Degree from the Layton School of Art in Milwaukee....
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Jere Prusynski

March 31, 1944 - May 4, 2017

Butch Prusynski, a friend to many in the car world, died peacefully on Thursday, May 4, 2017, at the age of 73. Butch was born in Wisconsin Rapids on March 31, 1944, son of the late Frank and Ruth (Phaneuf) Prusynski. He entered the military in 1961, and served until 1965, mostly in the motor pool where he acquired a love for cars and mechanics. Later he worked as an auto technician in several...
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William J. Feller

November 4, 1934 - May 3, 2017

William J. "Bill" Feller, age 82, of Appleton passed away peacefully on Wednesday, May 3, 2017. He was born on November 4, 1934 in Antigo, Wisconsin to the late Raymond J. and Marion (Gallagher) Feller. Bill grew up in Antigo and attended Antigo High School. In high school, he tried out for the basketball team but didn't make it. By his own admission he was "too short and awkward " . After...
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Penny L. Kopp

December 25, 1956 - May 3, 2017

Penny Kopp, age 60 of Appleton, passed into the loving arms of Jesus on Wednesday morning, May 3, 2017, surrounded by her loving family. Penny was born in Kenosha on Christmas Day of 1956, daughter of the late Anthony and Ruby (Remmel) Van Strien. She was a graduate of Kenosha Bradford High School, and studied Horticulture at the Fox Valley Technical College. On June 21, 1975, she married Ed...
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Ambrose M. Gracyalny

April 24, 1918 - May 2, 2017

Ambrose "Amby" M. Gracyalny, 99, of Neenah died Tuesday, May 2, at Matthews Assisted Living Center with family at his side. He was born on April 24, 1918 in Wittenberg, son of the late Andrew and Margaret (Sprangers) Gracyalny. Ambrose graduated in 1937 from Wittenberg High School, then moved to Menasha to work. On November 8, 1941 Ambrose married Mabel Dahl at St. John Catholic Church in...
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Marie L. Vandenberg

May 6, 1928 - May 1, 2017

Marie L. Vandenberg born Marie Loretta Langenberg at the family home in Appleton WI. on May 6th 1928. Daughter of Marie B. (Ulrich) & Joseph B. Langenberg. She traveled through Europe and especially enjoyed Switzerland and Germany. After attending school in Appleton, she graduated from Lawrence University & continued on at University of Michigan - Ann Arbor. She went on to practice...
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Donald H. Dorn

August 8, 1923 - April 30, 2017

Donald H. Dorn, age 93, passed into Eternal Life on April 30, 2017, at Country Villa Estates, Freedom, Wisconsin. He was born on August 8, 1923, in Greenville, Wisconsin, the son of the late Daniel and Charlotte (Ulman) Dorn. On September 25, 1948, Donald married Laverne Van Daalwyk at Holy Name Parish, Kimberly, Wisconsin; she preceded him in death on May 26, 1997. Donald worked at American...
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Bruce J. Hennes

September 20, 1952 - April 29, 2017

Bruce J. Hennes, age 64, of Greenville, passed away on Saturday, April 29, 2017 at Century Oaks under the care of Affinity Hospice. Bruce was born on September 20, 1952 to the late Harold and Lola (Garvey) Hennes in Killeen, Texas. Bruce is survived by his wife, Julie Cherf; his six siblings; Connie (Mike) Pynenberg, Louise Hennes, Amy (Randy) DeBruin, Maureen (Gary) Gottschalk, Mark (Carol)...
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Julie M. Riese

November 10, 1959 - April 27, 2017

Julie M. Riese (Drath), 57 years, passed away April 27, 2017 at Thedacare Regional Medical Center, Neenah. She was born on November 10, 1959 to her parents John J. and Sancee J. (Bergner) Riese in Appleton, Wisconsin. Julie enjoyed the outdoors at an early age and was an avid camper in her teens. She was a graduate of St. Mary High School – Menasha. Julie was a devoted mother and...
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Margaret Mary Stygar

May 10, 1932 - April 26, 2017

Margaret Mary "Marge" Stygar, age 84, passed away on April 26, 2017 at a local nursing home. Margaret was born on May 10, 1932 to George and Viola (Peters) Van De Hei in Green Bay Wisconsin. On September 29, 1951 she married Bat Gleason. Bat preceded her in death. In June of 1964 she married John Stygar and he also preceded her in death. Family was important to Marge. She loved to joke and play...
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Makswell Jeffrey Jacobson

September 1, 2016 - April 23, 2017

Makswell Jeffrey Jacobson, passed away at home on Sunday April 23, 2017 snuggled in his mom and dad's arms surrounded by his big brothers Lukas and Jackson. Makswell was born on September 1, 2016 at Children's Hospital in Milwaukee to Kara and Eric Jacobson. In his short life he touched many lives with his infectious smile. He had a big impact on all those around him and taught us to live...
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Larry L. Kath

July 25, 1940 - April 23, 2017

Larry L. Kath, age 76, of Appleton, passed away at Grand Horizons Assisted Living in Appleton, Wisconsin, on Sunday, April 23, 2017. He was born on July 25, 1940, in Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin, to the late Herman and Fern (Russ) Kath. Larry married Sandra Gruening on April 20, 1963, in Wausau, Wisconsin. An avid sportsman, Larry was a star point guard on his high school basketball team and a...
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Myrtle Margthe Schroeder

September 30, 1924 - April 23, 2017

Myrtle Margethe Schroeder (Koch), age 92, of Appleton, passed away on Sunday, April 23, 2017 at Willow Lane Assisted Living in Appleton. She was born on September 30, 1924 in Dike, Iowa to the late Hans and Jensine (Jensen) Koch. Her family moved to Neenah where she graduated from Neenah High School in 1942. She married Gordon Schroeder at Our Savior Lutheran Church in Neenah. After graduating...
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Victoria P. Sullivan

September 17, 1933 - April 22, 2017

Victoria P. Sullivan 83 passed away peacefully on April 22, 2017 at her home in Kaukauna. She was born in Maine to the late Patrick and Teresa (Schwin) Kilawee on September 17, 1933. When she was a child, her family returned to Wisconsin where she resided the rest of her life. She married Clarence "Sulli" Sullivan on April 15, 1961 at Holy Cross Catholic Church in Kaukauna, he preceded her in...
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Linda Mae Buss

September 19, 1949 - April 21, 2017

Linda M. Buss (Tierney), 67 years, passed away April 21, 2017 peacefully, surrounded by her loved ones, after a courageous battle with cancer. She was born on September 19, 1949 to her parents Cyril and Rena (Remmel) Tierney in Appleton, Wisconsin, the last of seven children. She was a graduate of Xavier High School, Class of 1968. Out with some friends, she met the love of her life while he was...
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Mike Goodchild

March 20, 1959 - April 20, 2017

Mike Goodchild, age 58 of Fond Du Lac, formerly Appleton, passed away on Thursday, April 20, 2017. Mike was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on March 20, 1959, son of the late Vincent and Gladys (Cornell) Goodchild. He is survived by his loving wife: Karen Goodchild; a son: Michael (Erica) Goodchild and granddaughter: Ainslee; Karen's children: Brittney (Mark) Pauley and Alex Fickel; two...
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Brian M. Huolihan

February 18, 1964 - April 20, 2017

Brian Michael Huolihan, age 53, of Appleton passed away at The Bridges of Appleton on Thursday, April 20, 2017. Brian was born and raised in Appleton, and graduated from Appleton East High School in 1982. He was loyal volunteer at St. Joseph Food Pantry for over 20 years. Brian was an avid Packer fan. He always was known to be positive, friendly and had a smile on his face. Brian is survived by...
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Peter Liethen

February 9, 1936 - April 19, 2017

Peter A. Liethen, age 81 of Appleton, died on April 19, 2017. Peter was known for his great sense of humor. He had many friends, all of whom cared dearly for him. Peter was a veteran, serving during the Cold War Era. He was stationed in Germany, a country he loved and where his parents were born. Peter was a family man, and he and his wife Karen raised their boys, Peter M., Jeff and Tim on the...
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Lynn M. Shauger

February 15, 1969 - April 19, 2017

Lynn M. Shauger 48, Neenah passed away on April 19, 2017 at Appleton Medical Center in Appleton after a long hard fight with cancer. She was born on February 15, 1969 in Seattle, Washington to Ron and Arlene (Halberg) Unertl. She grew up on Ottman Lake, on the Waupaca Chain of Lakes in Waupaca, WI. She loved swimming, boating, riding horses (or that naughty pony) and spending time with her family...
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Joan Mary Zelinski

February 21, 1928 - April 19, 2017

Joan Mary Zelinski, 89, passed away on Wednesday, April 19, 2017 at St. Paul Elder Services. Joan was born on February 21, 1928 to Thomas and Thekla (Suess) Zelinski in Menasha. She attended and graduated from St. Mary's grade school and high school. Joan started in the office at Marathon Paper Company and retired after 40 years from James River. She enjoyed bird watching, gardening,...
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George Atwood Baumeister

December 7, 1918 - April 18, 2017

George A. Baumeister, age 98, of Menasha, went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Tuesday, April 18, 2017. He was born in Freeport, Illinois, on December 7, 1918, the oldest son of the late George F. and Helen (Gillette) Baumeister. George attended a one-room, one-teacher school in Freeport. The family relocated to Shawano, Wisconsin, in 1929, where he attended grade school, followed by...
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Louise V. Damro

December 2, 1925 - April 18, 2017

Louise Damro, born in Appleton in 1925 to Fred and Alice (Langenberg) Berg. She moved to Kaukauna as a child and remained there the rest of her life. In 1946, she married Jack Damro. They were married for 65 years before his death in 2011. She was the secretary of their couples bowling league. Due to their love for dancing, especially the jitterbug, they formed the Cabaret Dance Club. She and...
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Joanne B. Diestler

April 18, 2017 - April 18, 2017

Joanne B. "Jo" Diestler, 82, passed away on April 17, 2017 surrounded by her family at home. Jo was born on April 3, 1935 to Myron and Nelda (Schroeder) Lietzke. On May 16, 1959, she was united in marriage to Franklin "Hank" Diestler in Greenville. She enjoyed gardening, canning and made the best pecan pies. She was an avid Packer, Brewer and Bucks fan and liked to bowl, play cards and...
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John Sheridan Spalding

December 13, 1929 - April 17, 2017

John Sheridan Spalding, age 87, passed away peacefully April 17, 2017 at Appleton Medical Center. He was born December 13, 1929, In Marshfield, WI to Thomas and Helen (Flannigan) Spalding as the youngest of eight children. John Graduated from St. Mary's Central High School, Class of 1947. He furthered his education as a graduate of St. John's University, Collegeville, MN in 1951 with a B.S. in...
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Sandra J. Martzahl

September 28, 1937 - April 17, 2017

Sandra Martzahl, age 79 of Kaukauna, passed away at her home on Monday morning, April 17, 2017. Sandy was born in Appleton on September 28, 1937, daughter of the late Melvin and Olive (Belling) Skalmusky. She was a graduate of the Kaukauna High School, and on April 28, 1962, she married Paul Martzahl at Holy Cross Catholic Church. While still in high school, Sandy began working at the Kaukauna...
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Robert J. Ribarcheck

April 17, 2017 - April 17, 2017

Bob Ribarchek, age 93 of Combined Locks, passed away on Easter Sunday, April 16, 2017 at St. Paul Home in Kaukauna. Bob was born in Green Bay on September 1, 1923, son of the late John and Eunice (Remmel) Ribarchek and grew up in Wrightstown. Bob married Carol "Laverne" McAninch on December 27, 1952 in Chicago; she preceded him in death in 2004. He was a big fan of the Chicago Cubs, and loved...
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Kristy A. Austin

October 21, 1981 - April 16, 2017

Kristy A. Austin 35, lost her battle with addiction on Sunday, April 16, 2017. She was the daughter of Judi Austin and was born on October 21, 1981 in Appleton, WI. She loved scrap booking; bear making, crafts, going fishing and spending time with all her furry and feather animals. Kristy was a very friendly and outgoing and everyone loved her, but most of all she enjoyed spending time with her...
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Charles E. Lewis

April 10, 1928 - April 16, 2017

Charles "Chuck" Lewis was born in Elmira, New York and met the love of his life, Janice "Jan" Ewing, in elementary school. He was smitten early, but it was an unrequited crush. In middle school, a teacher recognized Chuck's potential and recommended that he attend a special science and math program at another school, and put the idea of college in his head for the first time. After a year at...
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Janis L. Weiland

May 11, 1947 - April 16, 2017

Surrounded by love, Janis Weiland passed away at home on Sunday evening, April 16, 2017. Janis was born in Appleton on May 11, 1947, daughter of the late Clarence and Betty (Mitchell) Voigt. She was a graduate of Xavier High School and Mercy School of Nursing in Oshkosh. On March 9, 1968, Janis married Gary Weiland in Appleton. Janis was a registered nurse for thirty-two years on the...
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Donald Voldsness

February 9, 1942 - April 15, 2017

Donald Voldsness, age 75 of Greenville, passed away on April 15, 2017 in Milwaukee, after a lengthy illness. Donald was born on February 9, 1942 in Eau Claire, Wisconsin to Julius and Mabel (Kolstad) Voldsness. On July 7, 1962 he married the former Judy Darkow. "We grew up together and we grew old together". Most of all, Don loved time with his friends and family. He also enjoyed the outdoors,...
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Gerald F. Woeckner

October 13, 1926 - April 15, 2017

Gerald F. Woeckner 90, Appleton passed away peacefully, with family by his side, on April 15, 2017 at the Wisconsin Veterans Home in King, WI. He was born to the late Albert and Louise (Dragewske) Woeckner on October 13, 1926 in Menasha, WI. He proudly served in the United States Army stationed in the Philippines during WWII. He married the love of his life Geraldine Rickert in 1949 and they had...
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Richard R. Buxton

October 21, 1938 - April 15, 2017

Richard "Dick" R. Buxton, age 78, found eternal peace with Jesus on April 15, 2017, cause of death unknown. Dick was born October 21, 1938, to the late Richard and Gladys (Schmidt) Buxton. Dick lived with his parents until he moved into an Agape group home where he was loved and supported by a caring staff. In December 2007, he moved into the private family home of Steve and Missy where he lived...
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Clifford F. Schultz

December 20, 1942 - April 14, 2017

Clifford F., "Cliff", "Fred", "Schultzie", Schultz, 74, of Darboy, passed away on Friday April 14, 2017 while on hospice at Appleton Medical Center after a long battle with asbestosis lung disease. He was born on December 20, 1942 in Appleton to Frederick and Roslyn (Dick) Schultz. Cliff was a graduate of Appleton High School, class of 1961 and a graduate of the Appleton Vocational School in...
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Marie R. Michalkiewicz

April 11, 1918 - April 14, 2017

Marie R. Michalkiewicz, age 99 of Appleton passed away on April 14, 2017. Marie was born on April, 11, 1918 in Appleton to the late Edward and Mary (Weiss) Young. On July 19, 1946 she married Joseph P. Michalkiewicz in Dubuque Iowa. Marie loved to care for her grandchildren when they were young. She enjoyed spending time with family and friends and was a devoted viewer of EWTN. Marie was known...
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Roy J. Duhm

January 24, 1931 - April 12, 2017

Roy Duhm, of Appleton, 86, passed away on April 12, 2017 at Prairie Homes in Menasha. Roy was born January 24, 1931 in Black Creek on the family farm to the late John and Francis (Andrews) Duhm. He was a member of the St. James United Methodist Church. He was a graduate of Shiocton High School in 1948. In 1954 he enlisted in the US Army during the Korean War, but did not serve out of the...
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Wilma I. Goetchow

October 24, 1935 - April 11, 2017

Wilma I. Goetchow, 81 years, passed away April 7, 2017 at St. Elizabeth Hospital in Appleton, Wisconsin. She was born to her parents Lewis and Elizabeth (Heiser) Goetchow in Manitowoc, Wisconsin, along with her twin sister Velma on October 24, 1935. Together they settled in Manitowoc. Wilma went to Adams grade school through the 8th grade. She worked on an assembly line at Service Bakery. Her...
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Michael A. Svoboda

December 2, 1952 - April 11, 2017

Michael A. Svoboda 64, Appleton, passed away at his home on April 11, 2017. He was born to the late Ludwig and Marian (Boettcher) Svoboda on December 2, 1952 in Milwaukee, WI. He loved sitting down with his morning coffee to watch a lake wake up, going to classic car shows (going with him was like having a personal tour guide), taking his daughter fishing, and ending the day with a Johnny...
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Elroy H. Umnus

March 28, 1927 - April 11, 2017

Elroy H. Umnus, 90, went to be with his Savior on Tuesday, April 11, 2017 at Rennes Health and Rehab. Elroy was born on March 28, 1927 to Arthur and Hilda (Uecker) Umnus. On May 28, 1949 he was united in marriage to Lois Beimborn at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Shirley, Wisconsin. Elroy lived in Appleton with his wife for 25 years. He retired from Langstadt Electric Supply of Appleton in...
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Evelyn Grace Porsche

October 9, 1910 - April 10, 2017

Evelyn Grace (LeRoux) Porsche passed away on Monday, April 10, 2017, at Cherry Meadows, at the age of 106, after a short illness. Evelyn was born on October 9, 1910, in Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin, to the late Napoleon "Leon" and Antonina "Tena" (Kaczmarek) LeRoux. On September 25, 1940, she married Lawrence P. Porsche at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Appleton. After 70 years of marriage,...
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Mary E. Johnson

January 21, 1931 - April 9, 2017

Mary E. Johnson entered eternal life on April 9, 2017 at the age of 86 from Appleton, Wisconsin. Mary was born in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin to Ethel Mae (Care) and Herman O Johnson on January 21, 1931 and spent her childhood in Hartford, Wisconsin. She was a graduate of Lawrence College, Appleton, Wisconsin and the University of Wisconsin, Madison. After pursuing a business career in San...
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Edward L. Zettler

April 27, 1930 - April 8, 2017

Edward Zettler, 86, passed away peacefully on April 8th, 2017 at Thedacare Regional Center-Neenah with his family faithfully by his side. He was the husband of the late Pauline (Eback). They were married May 27th, 1953 and shared many wonderful years together. Born in Devils Lake, North Dakota, he was the son of John and Minnie Zettler. He attended school until the 8th grade and after he...
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Katie Fischer

January 9, 1925 - April 8, 2017

Katherine (Katie) Fischer, age 92, passed away peacefully with her family at her side at Brookdale Assisted Living in Neenah on April 8, 2017. Katie was born on January 9, 1925 in Linton, North Dakota to the late Frank and Agnes (Nagel) Jahner. Katie married Leo Fischer on February 17, 1953 in Aberdeen, South Dakota and they spent 42 wonderful years together. Katie took pride in caring for...
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Barbara Sebetic

December 4, 1911 - April 7, 2017

A resident of Helen's House in Appleton, passed away peacefully on Friday, April 7, 2017, to be with her momma, father and siblings at the age of 105. Barbara was born in Kenosha on December 4, 1911, the oldest child of Croatian immigrants, the late Frank and Rosa (Pavlic) Sebetic. She shared fond memories of playing with the neighborhood children and enjoying the bakery of the woman next door....
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Leona D. Smith

October 29, 1920 - April 6, 2017

Leona D. Smith, age 96, of Menasha, passed away on Thursday, April 6, 2017. She was born on October 29, 1920 to the late Bryant and Leotha (Holland) Hawkins in Chisholm, Minnesota. Leona always took pride in herself for being a Licensed Practical Nurse. She was employed with St. Elizabeth Hospital in Appleton for her whole career. After retirement Leona and George lived in Deerfield Beach,...
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Rita Klein

September 18, 1926 - April 6, 2017

Rita Klein, of Neenah, passed away peacefully at ThedaCare Neenah on April 6, 2017, surrounded by her family. Rita was born September 18, 1926 in Milwaukee. She attended Alverno College, graduating in 1948 with her nursing degree. Rita was a dedicated nurse, caregiver, and teacher all her life. She completed her career at Fox Valley Technical College teaching Health Occupations. She married...
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Archie H. Mauk

April 1, 1924 - April 5, 2017

Archibald Hugh Mauk, of Appleton, passed away peacefully, surrounded by family, on April 5, 2017. Archie celebrated his 93rd birthday April first. Another sweet old man you might pass in a wheelchair, once dark haired and handsome with a history of service and family and love. He was proud to be part of the Greatest Generation. Archie was born in Council Hill, Illinois on April 1, 1924. He...
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Earl R. Strick

January 23, 1929 - April 5, 2017

Earl "Nip" Rudolph Strick, 88 years, born to eternal life April 5, 2017 at Thedacare Regional Hospital – Neenah surrounded in the comfort of his loved ones. He was born on January 23, 1929 at the family home in Little Chute to his parents Arnold and Blanche (Pennings) Strick. Young Earl pulled the ropes of the ferry to cross the river between Little Chute and Kimberly, to get workers to and...
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Susan M. Liebergen

July 25, 1944 - April 4, 2017

Susan M. Liebergen, age 72, of Appleton, passed away on Tuesday, April 4, 2017, at St. Elizabeth Hospital in Appleton. Susan was born on July 25, 1944, in Appleton, to Marian (Zornow) Van Groll and the late Robert Van Groll. She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother. Susan was a long-time employee of K Mart in Appleton. She made many friends while at K Mart and regularly kept in touch...
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Joan Alibrando

April 27, 1929 - April 4, 2017

Joan Alibrando, 87, passed away on Tuesday, April 4, 2017 after a short stay at St. Paul Home. Joan was born on April 27, 1929 to Herbert and Marie (Rieth) Haessly. She was united in marriage to Joseph Alibrando on January 19, 1952. Joan enjoyed knitting and made many intricate baby booties and doll clothes. She was an active blood donor and donated many gallons over the years. Most of all...
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Fran Tamminen

August 4, 1940 - April 3, 2017

Frances Marie Tamminen, age 76, of Appleton, passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family on April 3, 2017. Fran was born in Crystal Falls, Michigan, on August 4, 1940, daughter of the late Joseph and Marian (Wilgreen) Kukura. After graduating from Forest Park High School in 1958, she met and soon married the love of her life, Donald Tamminen, in 1961. They would have celebrated...
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Robert C. Eggert

May 21, 1940 - April 3, 2017

God took Bob home on Monday, April 3, 2017, ending his suffering from brain cancer. Bob passed away at Cherry Meadows, Appleton, with his family at his side. He was born on May 21, 1940, in Appleton, and was a life-long resident of Appleton. He grew up on Fremont Street in what was known as Appleton's 4th Ward, where everyone had a nickname. Bob was affectionately known as "Little Eggs", ...
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John T. Law

July 5, 1922 - April 1, 2017

A son, husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather, and friend, John was called home by his Heavenly Father early Saturday morning, April 1st 2017. He died peacefully in his own home in Menasha, Wisconsin. John was born to Belle (Moller) and Merton Law of Neenah, Wisconsin on July 5th, 1922. He served his country during WWII in the Reserve Corps from 19421944 followed by a commission in...
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Roger B. Kowald

August 17, 1930 - April 1, 2017

Roger Brooks Kowald, 86, passed away peacefully, surrounded by family, April 1, 2017. Roger was born August 17, 1930 in Milwaukee, WI, the son of Archibald and Frances (Brooks) Kowald. He was preceded in death by his two older sisters, Barbara (Kowald) Williams and Margaret Kowald. Roger was united in marriage for 60 years to Betty J. (Hilak) Kowald. Roger is survived by his wife and two sons...
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Grace S. Wittmann

December 8, 1917 - March 30, 2017

Grace Sophia Wittmann, age 84, of Kaukauna, passed away peacefully at Theda Care Hospital in Neenah on Thursday, March 30, 2017, surrounded by her loving family. She was born on December 8, 1932 in the Town of Harrison, daughter of Paul and Ella Apitz. She met her husband, Roland Wittmann at a wedding where both were attendants. They married on August 31, 1950 and celebrated forty-six years of...
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Muriel A. Manthey

April 6, 1941 - March 30, 2017

Muriel A. Manthey 75 passed away peacefully on March 30, 2017 at ThedaCare Regional Medical Center in Appleton, WI. She was born on April 6, 1941 to the late Frederick and Irene (Kremmer) Manthey in Rhinelander, WI. She attended grade school at First German Ev. Lutheran School, Manitowoc, WI. attending high school and college at Dr. Martin Luther in New Ulm, MN., where she earned her Bachelor's...
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Joan A. Wanta

May 5, 1935 - March 29, 2017

Joan A. Wanta, age 81, of Appleton, passed away at Grand Horizons on Wednesday, March 29, 2017. Joan was born on May 5, 1935, in Waupaca, to the late Bert and Ethel L. (Sanders) Pieper. She married Al Wanta on December 7, 1957; he preceded her in death on August 24, 1997. Joan was a well-known business owner in the Valley for over 50 years. She served on the Board of Directors of the...
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Nancy J. Baehnman

September 3, 1931 - March 29, 2017

Nancy J. Baehnman, 85, passed away on Wednesday, March 29, 2017. Nancy was born on September 3, 1931 to Harvey and Verona (Loeper) Klitzke. Her mother passed away when she was 8 and she went to live with her Aunt Irene and Uncle Clarence for many years and she was always thankful for everything they did for her. On May 23, 1953 she was united in marriage to Carl Baehnman at St. Matthew Ev....
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Bernard R. Trader

June 14, 1921 - March 28, 2017

Bernard Richard Trader, age 95, of Menasha, passed away on Tuesday, March 28, 2017. He was born on June 14, 1921 in Menasha to the late Antone and Martha (Arndt) Trader. Bernard graduated from Menasha High school in 1940; his class was the first graduating class from the new high school building. Following graduation Bernard was drafted into the U.S. Army. His enlistment took him to the beaches...
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William M. Schlaak

October 8, 1939 - March 25, 2017

On March 25th, 2017 William M. Schlaak passed away peacefully with family by his side; a great husband, father, grandfather and friend was lost but never to be forgotten. William (Bill, Willy, Mike) was born in Fond du Lac, WI on October 8th, 1939, son of the late Gertrude Schlaak (Freund) and William G. Schlaak. He received his Bachelor of Science Degree in Secondary Education from the...
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Gregory G. Resch

November 30, 1919 - March 25, 2017

Gregory G. Resch 97 passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family on March 25, 2017 at Theda Care Regional Medical Center in Neenah, WI. He was born to the late Phillip and Emily (Lorenz) Resch on November 30, 1919. He joined the United States Army in 1940 and served as a Staff-Sargent, first having spent 2.5 years in Panama guarding the Panama Canal, the rest of his 5.5 years of is...
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Elaine June Goudzwaard

June 15, 1924 - March 24, 2017

Elaine June (Erickson) Goudzwaard, 92, Appleton, passed away peacefully on March 24th at home with her sons Jeff (Appleton) and Mark (Marlborough, MA) by her side. Elaine was born June 15, 1924 to Iver and Maude (Covell) Erickson in North Muskegon, Michigan. She shared the youngest spot of 11 children with her identical twin sister, Lorraine. While attending North Muskegon High School, Elaine...
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Barbara A. Jochman

July 3, 1931 - March 24, 2017

Barbara Ann Jochman, nee Fischer, age 85, passed away peacefully at her home surrounded by her loving family, following a courageous battle with pancreatic cancer on Friday, March 24, 2017. Barbara was born in California on July 3, 1931 to the late Raymond and Katherine Fischer. She graduated from Shiocton High School and then went on to work for three years with the FBI in Washington, D.C....
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Ronald Willms

October 30, 1937 - March 23, 2017

Red Willms, age 79 of Wausaukee, passed away peacefully on Wednesday morning, March 23, 2017 at Aurora BayCare Medical Center in Green Bay. Red was born in Milwaukee on October 30, 1937, the son of the late Earl and Sophie (Szalanski) Willms. He graduated from South Milwaukee High School, and for many years worked as a blacksmith at Milwaukee Forge on Milwaukee's south side. On June 1, 1957,...
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Janis K. Lukasavage

September 6, 1917 - March 21, 2017

Janis K. Lukasavage (Dexheimer), 70 years, passed away March 21, 2017 at Brookdale of Neenah, Wisconsin. She was born on September 6, 1946 in Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin to her parents Paul and Phyllis (Osmundsen) Dexheimer. During her formative years she relocated with her family to Baraboo and Oshkosh, Wisconsin eventually settling in the Neenah/Menasha area. She was a graduate of Menasha High...
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Dorothea M. Zimmer

January 1, 1928 - March 21, 2017

Dorothea (Doris) Zimmer, age 89, passed away peacefully in her sleep at Brewster Village on Tuesday, March 21, 2017. Doris began her journey of life in Germany on January 1, 1928.  Doris was the daughter of Anna (Ewald) Buchallik. Her grandmother, Martha Duda, was influential with Doris' upbringing while she was growing up.  When the war broke out Doris was sent to live...
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James D. Hietpas

April 16, 1936 - March 21, 2017

James D. Hietpas, 80, passed away on Tuesday, March 21, 2017 at home surrounded by his family. James was born on April 16, 1936 to Arnold and Henrietta (Jansen) Hietpas. On April 22, 1957 he was united in marriage to Florence Verbockel at St. Francis Hollandtown. Jim worked at Thilmany's for 37 years until his retirement at 55. He enjoyed spending time with his family at the cottage on Lake...
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Shirley Derfus

November 22, 1944 - March 20, 2017

Shirley Ann Derfus, age 72, of Appleton, passed away in her home on Monday, March 20, 2017. Shirley was born on November 22, 1944, daughter of Marcella (Boehnlien) and the late Geraine Derfus. She graduated from Stockbridge High School in 1963. Shirley went on to work at Valley Packaging and continued to work there until her passing. Shirley enjoyed shopping at the Fox River Mall, going out to...
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Ruth A. Kleba

November 11, 1921 - March 19, 2017

Ruth A. Kleba, age 95, of Appleton, passed away in Little Chute on Sunday, March 19, 2017. Ruth was born and raised in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, daughter of the late Thomas and Emily (Kraszewski) Laganowski. She married Edwin Kleba on June 1, 1946; he preceded her in death on May 20, 2007. Ruth was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother. She was longtime member of St. Thomas...
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Shirley A. Prouse

October 8, 1930 - March 18, 2017

Shirley A. Prouse 86 passed away peacefully on March 18, 2017 at Grand Horizons assisted Living in Appleton, WI. She was born in Appleton to the late Elmer and Esther (Beschta) Abendroth on October 8, 1930. She is survived by her children; Edward Prouse, Tim Prouse, Tom (Jane) Prouse, and Kathy (Wayne) Jentzen. Grandchildren; John, Laura, Gary, Tina, Jamie, Jennifer, Jason, Tony Prouse, Candy...
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