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Our Obituaries

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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Joseph J. Smet

June 17, 1924 - March 18, 2017

Joseph J. Smet, 92, of Sherwood passed away on Saturday March 18, 2017. Joe was born on June 17, 1924 the son of Peter and Katherine (DeBuekler) Smet. He married Cecilia Schuh on April 8, 1949 at St. Nicholas Catholic Church in Freedom, and enjoyed 68 wonderful years of marriage together. Joe was raised on the family farm on the north side of Kaukauna, and learned a good work ethic at an early...
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Kay Heroux

March 2, 1947 - March 17, 2017

Kay L. (Becker) Heroux, loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister and friend, age 70 of Menasha, died unexpectedly Friday, March 17th, 2017 at her home. Kay was born March 2nd, 1947 in Appleton to Roman J. and Lucille (Crowe) Becker. Kay graduated from Xavier High School in 1965 and then attended Fox Valley Technical College. After technical college, Kay worked at Central Paper Company in...
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Anna Jane Vande Hey

August 8, 1920 - March 15, 2017

The heart of our family has stopped beating. Our beautiful mother, Anna Jannette, passed away peacefully in to Jesus' arms on Wednesday, March 15, 2017, at St. Paul Elder Services at the age of 96. She was born on August 8, 1920, in Wrightstown, the eleventh of thirteen children to Martin and Mary (Nelessen) Nackers. They were a hard-working farm family who survived the depression with strong...
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Rosemary Court-Pitsch

February 22, 1926 - March 14, 2017

Rosemary Court-Pitsch, age 91 of Kimberly, passed away on March 14, 2017. Rosemary was born on February 22, 1926 to Joseph and Rose (Cloutier) Vanden Wyngaard. On July 15, 1943 she married Elroy Court and he preceded her in death on November 27, 2007. She then married Ray Pitsch on October 30, 2010 and he passed away on April 8, 2012. She loved going to church, church bingo, listening to polka...
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Carol Ann Jensen

December 19, 1938 - March 14, 2017

Carol Ann Jensen joined her husband, Gwaynne, and family members in heaven on Tuesday March 14, 2017. Our own special angel now watches over us and guides our path. Carol was born December 19, 1938 in Duluth, Minnesota as the ninth child to Edna and Adolph Erickson. She would eventually gain 10 more siblings in this amazing Erickson family. She graduated from Proctor High School, where she...
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Margaret Umland

August 23, 1939 - March 14, 2017

Margaret Ann Cook Umland, age 77, of Appleton, passed away peacefully on March 14, 2017, at home with family by her side. Margaret was born in St.Louis, Missouri, to Arnold and Pauline (Rader) Cook. Margaret's father was a Lutheran Minister (LCMS) who worked as a chemist at Mallinckrodt Chemical in St. Louis, and her mother had been a school teacher and a librarian. Margaret grew up in St....
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H. Dale Berken

June 10, 1929 - March 13, 2017

H. Dale Berken, 87, of Menasha, passed away peacefully at his home on March 13, 2017. Dale was born on a farm in Wrightstown, Wisconsin and was the youngest of eight children born to Hubert "Al" and Virginia (Milton) Berken. Dale graduated from Wrightstown High School and entered the Army in 1951 serving during the Korean War. He married Mary K. (Dietzen) Berken on August 19, 1954 and...
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Stephanie Mack Hansen

November 4, 1934 - March 12, 2017

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Stephanie Mack Hansen, age 82, of Appleton. Stephanie passed peacefully at Brewster Village, surrounded by her family, on Sunday, March 12, 2017. Stephanie was born in Chicago on November 4, 1934, daughter of the late Norman and Margaret (Grell) Mack, and graduated from Riverside, IL high school in 1953. She then enrolled at the...
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Lois Jayne Van Asten

March 14, 1960 - March 11, 2017

Lois Jayne Van Asten, age 56, of Darboy, entered into Eternal Life with her family by her side at Froedtert Hospital in Milwaukee on Saturday, March 11, 2017. She was born on March 14, 1960, in Green Bay, to Arlin and Janet (Stingle) Springstroh. Lois graduated from Seymour Community High School in 1978. She also received her Associate's Degree from Fox Valley Technical College with an emphasis...
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Frederick F. Kohl

October 30, 1922 - March 11, 2017

Frederick "Fred" F. Kohl, age 94, passed away on Saturday, March 11, 2017. He was born on October 30, 1922, to the late Louis & Louise (Poetzel) Kohl in Appleton. Fred resided in Appleton all his life. He was working as a projectionist at the old Neenah Theater when he met his wife of 45 years, Joann (Krieg), and they married September 3, 1949. They raised 3 daughers: Nancy Buss (Gerald) of...
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Winston Dural Morris

March 27, 1941 - March 11, 2017

Winston Dural Morris, age 75 years, passed away on Saturday, March 11, 2017. He was born March 27, 1941 to his parents Otis and Nannie (Burke) Morris, in Oak Hill, West Virginia. He joined the U.S. Army in 1959 and proudly served his country in Viet Nam. After service he moved to Boulder, Colorado and received a degree from Denver University. Later in life he followed his one true passion of...
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Judy Kriesel

September 30, 1942 - March 11, 2017

Judy Rae Kriesel, age 74, of Appleton, passed away peacefully on Saturday evening, March 11, 2017, at Century Oaks Assisted Living. A time of gathering will be held at the Wichmann Funeral Home, 537 N Superior St., Appleton, on Wednesday, March 15, 2017 from 3:00 pm until 6:00 pm. Judy's family would like to thank everyone who contributed to her care over the past several months.
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Adeline M. Kramer

September 30, 1942 - March 11, 2017

Adeline M. Kramer, 84, passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family at her home on March 10, 2017. She was born to the late Elmer and Marie (Spreeman) Schoettler on August 24, 1932 in Appleton, WI. She graduated from Appleton West High School in 1950. She married the love of her life Robert Kramer on June 25, 1955 at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Appleton, he preceded her in death on...
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Clifford Jewell

November 27, 1923 - March 10, 2017

Clifford Jewell, age 93, passed away on Friday, March 10, 2017. He was born on November 27, 1923 to the late Wayne and Ethel (Luth) Jewell in Nebraska. After high school, Clifford served in the Air Corps during WWII. During his time in the military, he married Doris Frerichs in Utah and together they had five children. He worked for Baker Manufacturing for over 25 years. Clifford spent the...
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Robert W. Christenson

July 23, 1931 - March 8, 2017

Robert W. Christenson, 85, of Appleton died in the evening of March 6, 2017. He was born on July 23, 1931 in Des Moines, Iowa to Melvin and Gertrude (Richter) Christenson. He grew up in Cedar Rapids, Iowa and graduated from Franklin High School. He attended Iowa State University where he earned degrees in both mechanical and industrial engineering. On September 28, 1957, Bob was married to...
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Thomas Cotnoir

December 8, 1931 - March 7, 2017

Thomas "Tom" A. Cotnoir, age 85, of Kimberly, passed away on Tuesday, March 7, 2017. He was born on December 8, 1931 in Niagara, Wisconsin to the late Edward and Alice (Dufrane) Cotnoir. He graduated from Kimberly high school in 1950. He worked as a mill hand in the Kimberly Mill for a year before he proudly served his country in the U.S. Air Force. Tom specialized in jet fighter avionics while...
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Joyce C. Jens

January 17, 1930 - March 6, 2017

Joyce C. Jens 87 passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family on March 6, 2017 at Grand Horizon Assisted Living Appleton, WI. She was born to the late Henry and Alice (Stammer) Schwalbach on January 17, 1930 in Bear Creek, WI. She had a great love for her family and friends as she spent many hours with them playing cards, doing cook outs, going out for dinner with her sister Elaine...
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Margaret Linsmeyer

January 4, 1917 - March 4, 2017

Margaret Linsmeyer, 100, passed away on Saturday, March 4, 2017 at Rennes Health and Rehab. Margaret was born on January 4, 1917 to Joseph and Frances (Duffek) Linsmeyer in Seymour. She worked for Appleton Papers for 35 years before retiring in 1980. Margaret was always walking and loved gardening. She enjoyed traveling with her great niece and her family. Margaret loved watching her great...
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William B. Aldrich

November 14, 1959 - March 1, 2017

William B. Aldrich, 57, passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family on March 1, 2017. He was born on November 14, 1959 to the late William and Donna (Bowens) Aldrich in Antigo, WI. In 1962 at the age of 2 Bill was struck by a speeding car. He ended up with a Traumatic Brain Injury that left him in a coma for 8 months, a tracheotomy in his throat and little ability to move before he...
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Marian D. Lynch

March 30, 1921 - March 1, 2017

Marian D. Lynch, age 95 of Appleton passed away on March 1, 2017. Marian was born on March 30, 1921 in Menasha Wisconsin to Elias and Lucy (Vrba) Bayer. She attended St. Mary Catholic School in Menasha. On November 4, 1940 she married Sylvester Lynch at St. Mary Catholic Church in Menasha and Sylvester preceded her in death. She was a member of St. Therese Catholic Church in Appleton. She was...
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Frank Giesen

February 20, 1925 - February 28, 2017

Frank Giesen, age 92, of Menasha passed away on Feb 28, 2017 at his home at the Gardens of Fountain Way. Frank was born on February 20, 1925 to Reuben and Elsie (Schwartzbauer) Giesen in Menasha. He was a graduate of St Mary's High School class of 1943. He was a Menasha resident all of his life. Frank worked for the City of Menasha in the Parks and Recreation Dept. until his retirement in 1987....
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Tom Lee Walker

April 23, 1949 - February 28, 2017

Thomas Lee Walker "Col. Tom", age 67, passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, February 28, 2017. He was born April 23, 1949, one of three triplets, in Farmington, Pennsylvania, to the late Leon and Eileen "Granny Bear" Walker. Tom graduated from Little Chute High School in 1967 and for many years stayed in the area to help with his family. In 1978, he enlisted in the US Army and served in Germany in...
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Donald R. Peterson

March 16, 1948 - February 28, 2017

Donald Peterson, 68, of Menasha went fishing in heaven on Tuesday, February 28, 2017 at the VA Medical Center in Milwaukee. Don was born on March 16, 1948 to Russell and Eileen (Anderson) Peterson. He was a veteran having served in the US Army in Vietnam. On April 2, 1971 he was united in marriage to Pamela Dallman. Don was a simple and quiet man with a dry sense of humor who enjoyed...
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Nick Van Eyck

May 11, 1930 - February 27, 2017

Nick Van Eyck passed away on Monday, February 27, 2017, at Kaukauna's St. Paul Home, following a brief illness. He was born May 11, 1930 in Little Chute to the late Frank and Cecelia (Wulgaert) Van Eyck, and the world hasn't been the same since. We think he was 86 years old, or maybe 1006, we are not quite sure, because at every event Nick attended, he loved to say it was his "birthday" in...
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Jean D. Gurnee

March 14, 1922 - February 27, 2017

Jean Gurnee, age 94, passed away on February 27, 2017 in Appleton. She was born on March 14, 1922 to the late William and Estelle (Stuzman) Van Heuklon. She married the late David Gurnee and they had five children. Jean was a beautician and worked for Anchor Foods. She loved her flowers and pet birds. Her heart was open to anyone who was in need, listened and shared her wisdom. She is survived...
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Richard Thompson

March 18, 1930 - February 26, 2017

Richard S. "Dick" Thompson, age 86, of Appleton, entered into the arms of his Savior at Gardenview Assisted Living in Menasha, on Sunday, February 26, 2017. Dick was born on March 18, 1930, in Appleton, to the late Alfred and Mary (Damen) Thompson. He proudly served his country in the United States Air Force from 1951 to 1955, and was a member of the American Legion Burns Post #38 in Appleton. ...
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Dennis L. Tweedie

August 21, 1940 - February 26, 2017

Dennis L. Tweedie, age 76, of Appleton, passed away on Sunday, February 26, 2017. He was born on August 21, 1940 to the late Joseph Elsmere St. Clair and Genevieve (Galagan) Tweedie. After graduating high school Dennis proudly served his country in the U.S. Army. He retired from Warehousing of Wisconsin where he worked in corporate sales. Dennis's favorite past time was spending time on his...
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Priscilla Resch

August 2, 1924 - February 25, 2017

Percy Resch, age 92 of Menasha, passed away on February 25, 2017. Funeral Mass for Percy will be on Thursday, March 2, 2017 at 11:30am at St. Mary Catholic Church, 528 Second Street in Menasha with Fr. Paul Paider officiating. Visitation will be at the church on Thursday from 10:00am to 11:30am. A complete obituary will be published as soon as it is available.
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Rosemary C. Keil

May 19, 1932 - February 25, 2017

Rosemary C. (Last) Keil, 84 years, passed away peacefully February 25, 2017 at St. Paul Elder Care in Kaukauna, Wisconsin. She was born May 19, 1932 in Appleton, Wisconsin to her parents William and Catherine (Klein) Last. She went to St. Joseph Grade School and was a graduate of Kimberly High School Class of 1950. She went to work at Riverside Paper Co. in Appleton and retired from there after...
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Roy E. Sieg

May 19, 1926 - February 25, 2017

Roy E. Sieg, 90, passed away peacefully on February 25, 2017 at Manor Care Health Service in Appleton, WI. He was born on May 19, 1926 to the late Henry and Lorena (Korb) Sieg in the Town of Center. He married the love of his life Mary Beyersdorf on September 2, 1950 at St. Paul Church in Appleton together they celebrated 66 years. He drove truck for many years delivering oil, gas, frozen foods...
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Harold Wetzel

March 4, 1923 - February 24, 2017

Harold O. Wetzel, 93, passed away Friday, Feb. 24, 2017, near his home in DeForest, Wisconsin. Harold was born in 1923 to Albert and Edna Wetzel in Plymouth, Wisconsin. He graduated from Plymouth High School in 1942 and he often talked about his fond memories of growing up in Plymouth. Harold was a proud veteran of the U.S. Army, where he served in an artillery division in Europe during the...
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Tanner Wolding

June 30, 1992 - February 24, 2017

Tanner Duane Wolding, age 24, of Beloit, passed away in his apartment on February 24, 2017. Tanner was born on June 30, 1992, in Lexington, Kentucky, the son of Jeff and Betsy (Peters) Wolding. He was a 2010 graduate of Appleton East High School. He earned his Bachelors of Art Degree majoring in English (Creative Writing) in May of 2016 from Beloit College. He worked for the Illinois...
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Robert McQuillan

November 10, 1929 - February 23, 2017

Robert "15-2 Bob" McQuillan, 87, passed away on February 23, 2017 at ThedaCare Regional Medical Center, Neenah. He was born to the late Peter and Helen (Krablean) McQuillan on November 10, 1929. He served proudly in the United States National Guard from 1954 through 1956. Bob enjoyed spending time outdoors fishing and hunting, golfing where he scored "two holes in one," playing cribbage with his...
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Barbara A. Heus nee Laemmrich

October 4, 1947 - February 22, 2017

Barbara A. Heus, age 69 of Menasha, passed away On Wednesday, February 22, 2017 at Froedert Medical Center in Milwaukee after a short illness. The daughter of the late Richard and Rosemary Laemmrich was born on October 4, 1947 in Neenah, WI. She graduated from St. Mary High School with the class of 1966. Barbara went on to attend St. Norbert College before returning home in 1968 to care for her...
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Gerald R. Shortt

October 19, 1939 - February 22, 2017

Gerald "Jerry" R. Shortt, 85 years, of Appleton, Wisconsin passed away Wednesday, February 22, 2017 at Care Partners Assisted Living. Jerry was born on October 19, 1931 in Appleton, Wisconsin to his loving parents Robert and Ethel (Freund) Shortt. He was a graduate of Appleton High School, Class of 1949. Shortly after graduating he joined the US Navy in 1950 where he spent five years serving...
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Eleanor M. Gullickson

July 3, 1926 - February 21, 2017

Eleanor Gullickson, age 90 of Neenah, passed away at Rennes Health in Appleton on Tuesday, February 21, 2017. Eleanor was born in Oshkosh on July 3, 1926, daughter of the late Herman and Linda (Schmidt) Westphal. Eleanor met Russell Gullickson while working at Kimberly Clark Corporation. The couple married on September 7, 1954. Russell passed away on April 14, 2012. Many will remember Eleanor...
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A. Joy Stary

March 4, 1934 - February 17, 2017

Joy Stary, age 82 of Appleton, passed away on February 17, 2017. Joy was born on March 4, 1934 in Marquette, Michigan. Her parents were the late Dicey and Olga (Kreski) Doney. She was a graduate of Green Bay East High School. On December 30, 1953, she married Milan "Bud" Stary. She worked for Pfizer Inc. and as a merchandizer for M&M Mars. She especially enjoyed her work at Casa Clare, where she...
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Glenn Denton

February 3, 1936 - February 16, 2017

Glenn Denton, age 81, passed away at Heartwood Homes, Appleton, WI, from complications related to Parkinson's disease. He was born and raised in St. Petersburg, Florida, to the late Neva and Chester. Glenn loved sunshine and had a passion for the Southwest. After high school, Glenn joined the Navy and served in the submarine service from 1955-1958, obtaining his silver dolphins in 1956. He was...
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Gary Mitchler

December 15, 1955 - February 15, 2017

Gary Mitchler, 61, passed away at home on Wednesday, February 15, 2017. Gary was born on December 15, 1955 to Jim and Kathy (Driscoll) Mitchler. He started working in Appleton then worked in Phoenix, Nashville, Minnesota before returning to Ripon for the last few years. Gary enjoyed shooting pool and made friends wherever he went in his travels throughout the world. He also loved fishing,...
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Jeffrey Inalegwu Ejeh

June 22, 1989 - February 15, 2017

Jeffrey Inalegwu Ejeh, 27, of Menasha, WI, born June 22, 1989, in Kaduna, Nigeria, passed away Wednesday, February 15, 2017, at his residence. Jeff was taking a break from Fox Valley Technical College where he was studying web development and design, in order to focus full-time on producing music. Jeff learned to produce music while working at the Boys and Girls Club of Appleton, where he spent...
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Robert E. Frankenberg

October 2, 1923 - February 15, 2017

Robert E. Frankenberg Sr. 93, passed away on Wednesday, February 15, 2017. Robert was born on October 2, 1923 in Chicago to Benjamin and Ethel Frankenberg. He was a brilliant metallurgical engineer, exceptional golfer, avid sports fan, a graduate of the University of Illinois, and a World War II Army veteran. Not only was he the best man in his son's wedding, but in all his settings of life...
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Bernice M. Schabo

April 7, 1919 - February 15, 2017

Bernice Schabo, age 97, was called to her heavenly home on Wednesday, February 15, 2017, at Good Shepherd Home in Seymour. Bernice was born in Wausau on April 7, 1919, daughter of the late Ernest and Augusta (Mallessa) Kolberg. She was the eldest of eleven children, and at a very young age helped to raise her brothers and sisters, help with the housework, and even bake bread. She was both...
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Susan M. DeBrue

November 3, 1942 - February 14, 2017

Susan M. DeBrue 74 passed away at her home on February 14, 2017. She was born to the late Arthur and Florence (Wodjenski) DeBrue on November 3, 1942. Susan enjoyed; Knitting, reading books, growing violets, volunteering to tutor children at schools, and taking care of her four favorite cats who she considered to be her children; Ebony, Dickens, Oreo, and Chester. She belonged to the Lupus...
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Paula J. Depner

January 27, 1948 - February 14, 2017

Paula J. Depner, 69, Appleton passed away peacefully at Brewster Village on February 14, 2017. She was born to the late Orin and Lorraine (Stedl) Manteufel in Manitowoc, WI. on January 27, 1948. She graduated from Appleton West. She worked as a AODA Counselor at Bellin for 20 plus years, a job she took great pride in. She enjoyed crafting, making wreaths, and painting were her favorite things to...
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Sharon A. Bengel

March 14, 1948 - February 14, 2017

Sharon Bengel, age 68, passed at her Appleton home on Tuesday morning, February 14, 2017. Her husband and sons were at her side. Sharon was born in Fond du Lac on March 25, 1948, daughter of the late Ronald and Virginia (Steinmetz) Peters. She attended area schools, and on April 27, 1974, married Don Bengel. In addition to her husband Don, Sharon is survived by two sons: Andy (Jen) Bengel...
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Elaine Lillge

May 6, 1924 - February 14, 2017

Elaine Margaret Lillge, a lifetime resident of Appleton, passed away Tuesday, February 14, at the age of 92. She was born on May 6, 1924 in Darboy to the late Victor and Anna (Schafelke) Hartzheim. At an early age, Elaine met the love of her life, Loren Lillge, at Roosevelt Jr. High. She graduated from Appleton High School in 1942. Elaine and Loren married on July 20, 1946 in Appleton where...
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Donna Bright

February 13, 2017 - February 13, 2017

Donna succumbed to metastasized breast cancer on February 13, 2017, cutting short her font of perfect love. It would be hard to imagine a better human being. Donna Rose (Rank) Bright of Greenville Wisconsin was born to the warm embrace of Gillett Wisconsin dairy farmers Carl and Adeline Rank on August 20, 1954. She cherished and inspired everyone in her family beyond measure: husband of 30 years...
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Richard J. Klug

June 12, 1939 - February 12, 2017

Richard John Klug, aged 77, beloved father, partner, mentor and friend, passed peacefully into eternal life on the evening of Sunday February 12, 2017. He was surrounded by his family, who are bereft at his loss, but humbled and blessed by the tremendous gift he was to their lives. Dick was born to Harold and Marcella (nee Konzal) Klug on June 12, 1939 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and was the second...
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Joyce J. Boardman

June 13, 1940 - February 11, 2017

Joyce J. Boardman, age 76, of Neenah, passed away on Saturday, February 11, 2017. She was born on June 13, 1940 to the late Harold and Cora (Hess) Shuckhart in Tomahawk, Wisconsin. Joyce was an active member of St. Timothy Lutheran Church in Menasha. She frequently played Bingo at church and also enjoyed puzzles and playing cards. In her earlier years she would craft and loved to travel. Her...
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David W. Paschen

September 19, 1961 - February 10, 2017

David W. Paschen, 55 years, passed away February 10, 2017 at his home in Menasha, Wisconsin. He was born on September 19, 1961 to his parents Wayne W. and Fay (Wilson) Paschen in Sheboygan, Wisconsin. He was a graduate of Kimberly High School Class of 1980. Shortly after graduation he began a career at the paper mill in Kimberly working there from 1980 to 1993. He obtained his realtor's license...
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James R. Stein

February 7, 1927 - February 9, 2017

James R. Stein, 90, passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family on Thursday, February 9, 2017 at St. Elizabeth Hospital in Appleton. He was born to the late John and Mary (Plesser) Stein on February 7, 1927. He married Mary (Muthing) on May 14, 1949, she preceded him in death on April 7, 1982. James worked for Consolidated Papers for 34 years. During his time there he saw the first...
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Lilas Jane Sheleski

December 25, 1923 - February 9, 2017

Lilas J. Sheleski 93 passed away peacefully on February 9, 2017 at Bornemann Senior Communities Nursing and Rehab Home in Green BAY, WI. She was born to the late William and Anna (Krueger) Seering on December 25, 1923 in Bonduel, WI. their last of 17 children. She graduated from Bonduel High School in 1941. Lila was united in marriage to John Sheleski Jr. on September 27, 1947 at St. John's in...
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Gladys Weber Klein

July 26, 1929 - February 7, 2017

Gladys Weber-Klein, age 87, passed away at St. Paul Home in Kaukauna on Tuesday, February 7, 2017. Gladys was born in the town of Maple Creek on July 26, 1929, daughter of the late August and Alice (Tech) Garske. She was a 1947 graduate of the New London High School, and in 1949 graduated from the Outagamie County Normal (Teachers') College in Kaukauna. Her first teaching assignment was at...
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Elizabeth Turecek

February 20, 1923 - February 6, 2017

Elizabeth J. (Santner) Turecek, age 93, passed away peacefully on Monday, February 6, 2017. She was born in Milwaukee on February 20, 1923 to the late Peter and Edith (Pastorino) Santner. She was a beloved wife of the late Joseph Turecek. In their early years, Elizabeth and Joe owned two resorts in Pickerel, WI. Later, Liz spent 30 years and unlimited elbow grease restoring the Emanuel D. Adler...
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Josephine Zavrsnik

January 24, 1942 - February 5, 2017

Josephine Zavrsnik 75 passed away peacefully on February 5, 2017 at St. Paul Home in Kaukauna, WI. She was born in Zagreb, Yugoslavia on January 24, 1942 to the late Joseph and Eleanor (Zigoy) Zavrsnik. She graduated in 1961 from South Division High School in Milwaukee. She received a certificate of Phlebotomy from PIMA Medical Center. She took pride in taking care of her children and...
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William J. Schmidt

August 13, 1937 - February 5, 2017

William "Bill" Joseph Schmidt of Kaukauna, Wisconsin died peacefully early Sunday morning, February 5th, 2017, after a short and difficult illness. He was only 79 years old. Bill is survived by his wife of 46 years, Barbara Anne (Kaufmann) Schmidt and his three children and their spouses, Sarah Schmidt and Todd McCarthy of Wilmette, IL; Andrew and Lyssa Schmidt of Appleton, WI, and Maggie...
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Ray H. Huntsinger

October 29, 1922 - February 4, 2017

Ray H. Huntsinger, age 94, passed away on February 4, 2017 in Appleton, WI. Ray formerly lived in Glendale, WI and Hot Springs Village, AR for over 30 years each. He returned to Wisconsin in November 2015 and resided at the Appleton Retirement Community. Ray was born on October 29, 1922 in Brewster, OH and was the oldest of three children born to his parents Ray Huntsinger and Georgia (nee...
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Lester Buss

February 12, 1927 - February 4, 2017

Lester "Curly" Buss, age 89, formerly of Appleton, passed away at the Wisconsin Veterans Home in King, Wisconsin, on February 4, 2017. Curly was born on February 12, 1927, in the Town of Grant to the late John W. and Adela (Lutcherhand) Buss. He married Jeanette Klapper on November 13, 1949, in Green Bay; she preceded him in death on April 17, 2007. Curly was employed at the Kimberly Clark...
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Thurston Lambie

May 21, 1945 - February 4, 2017

Thurston "Turtle" Lambie, 71, passed away on Saturday, February 4, 2017. Turtle was born on May 21, 1945 in California to Leeland and Nona (Coakley) Lambie. He moved to Kaukauna shortly after his birth and graduated from Kaukauna High School in 1963. He was united in marriage to Dolores Wittmann on January 25, 1964 and they made their home in Appleton. Turtle worked at the oil fields in...
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Thomas Vanlerberghe

May 13, 1971 - February 3, 2017

Thomas "Tom" Vanlerberghe Jr., age 45, of Green Bay, passed away on Friday, February 3, 2017. He was born on May 13, 1971 in Escanaba, Michigan to Thomas Sr. and Judith (Marohnic) Vanlerberghe. Tom graduated from Escanaba High School in 1990. He was proudly employed with Acoustic Ceiling Products in Neenah as a supervisor. Within the eight years of working with ACP, Tom made many good friends...
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Sandra L. Radtke

March 16, 1939 - February 2, 2017

Sandra L. Radtke (Schulz), 77 years, returned to the Lord February 2, 2017 at her home in Appleton, Wisconsin surrounded by her loving family. She was born on March 16, 1939 to her parents Ruben H. and Violet F. (Luedke) Schulz in Appleton, Wisconsin. She was a graduate of Appleton High School, Class of 1957. Sandy furthered her education by graduating with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Education...
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Marshall J. Anderson

October 7, 1942 - February 1, 2017

Marshall J. "Andy" Anderson, 74 years, passed away peacefully on February 1, 2017 in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. He was born on October 7, 1942 to his parents Marvin T. and Anita M. (Anderson) Anderson in Neenah, Wisconsin. He was a graduate of Neenah High School Class of 1961. Shortly after high school he enlisted in the USMC serving with the Marine Corps for three years. Marshall was a press operator...
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Elizabeth Peerenboom

December 24, 1927 - February 1, 2017

Betty J. (DeBruin) Peerenboom, age 89, longtime resident of Appleton, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, February 1, 2017. She was born in Little Chute on December 24, 1927 to the late Frank and Agnes (Vandenberg) DeBruin. She was a beloved wife of the late Joseph Peerenboom. She will be greatly missed by her children: Jay (Tammy) Peerenboom, Jill (Bill) Parry, Tari (David) Van Hoof; cherished...
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Shirley Van Berkel

February 1, 2017 - February 1, 2017

Shirley H. Van Berkel (nee Menting) age 81, of Combined Locks, passed away on Tuesday, January 31, 2017. She was born on April 28, 1935 to the late John and Helen (Jusko) Menting in Combined Locks. She graduated from Kimberly High School. Shirley married George Van Berkel on August 4, 1956. Shirley and George were blessed with four children, James, Daniel, Nancy and Jerry. George preceded Shirley...
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Ethel Powell

December 5, 1924 - January 30, 2017

Ethel Powell, age 92, passed away peacefully on Monday, January 30, 2017. Ethel was born on December 5, 1924 to the late Walter and Ethel (Hodgson) Block. In December of 1944, she enlisted in the U.S. Coast Guard. She had a variety of medical experiences and jobs while serving from escorting patients from ships to doing blood tests for Merchant Marines. After discharge from the U.S. Coast Guard,...
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Robert Kading

June 1, 1943 - January 30, 2017

Robert "Bob" Kading, age 73, of Appleton, passed away after a brief illness on Monday, January 30, 2017. He was born on June 1, 1943 to the late Oscar and Laverne (Curtis) Kading in Tigerton, Wisconsin. Bob was raised in Oshkosh and after graduating high school, he attended the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh. He graduated with a Bachelor's degree and quickly began his career as a social worker....
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Donald R. Kuehl

April 8, 1928 - January 30, 2017

Donald R. Kuehl, age 88, passed away peacefully, with his family by his side, on January 30, 2017. Don was born April 8, 1928 in Appleton Wisconsin to Ralph and Rose (Britten) Kuehl. He was a graduate of Kaukauna High School. After graduation he served his country as a member of the US Navy and one of his fondest memories was of his Honor Flight for Veterans. He married Betty Jean Pecor on...
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Jerome W. Huss

February 20, 1924 - January 30, 2017

Jerome Huss, age 92 of Kaukauna, died at the Wisconsin Veterans Home in King, Wisconsin on Monday, January 30, 2017. Jerry was born in Kaukauna on February 20, 1924, son of the late George and Catherine (DeCoster) Huss. He attended Holy Cross School in Kaukauna and later married Dolores Hamilton on October 10, 1946 at Holy Cross. The couple celebrated their 70th anniversary in 2016. Jerry...
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Marjorie A. Tate

April 23, 1930 - January 28, 2017

Marjorie Ann (Maas) Tate, 86 years, returned to the Lord January 28, 2017 with her family by her side. She was born April 23, 1930 to Albert and Sophie Maas in Neenah, Wisconsin. She was a graduate of Menasha High School Class of 1948. Owen and Marjorie (Maas) Tate were married on April 19, 1952, at St. Patrick Catholic Church, in Menasha. She was a full-time mother who loved her family and also...
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George Porlier

April 5, 1950 - January 27, 2017

George Porlier, 66, passed away on January 27, 2017 at the VA Hospital in Lebanon, Pennsylvania. George was born on April 5, 1950 to warner and Orabella (Yentz) Porlier in Appleton. He served in the US Navy for 24 years until his retirement. George achieved the rank of Chief Petty Officer, serving on many aircraft carriers throughout his career, and he served during Desert Storm. On October...
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Rosella Dietzen

December 23, 1921 - January 27, 2017

Rosella (Rose) Dietzen, age 95, passed away peacefully with her loving family at her side on Friday, January 27, 2017. Rose was born on December 23, 1921 to the late Martin and Mary (Vanderloop) Evers in the Town of Vandenbroek, Wisconsin. Rose married Joseph Dietzen on May 28, 1960 at Holy Name Parish in Kimberly. Rose's primary focus in life was her family. She was a dedicated wife, mother,...
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Arnold N. Reis

April 12, 1927 - January 26, 2017

Arnie Reis departed this earth for his eternal home on Thursday morning, January 26, 2017. Arnie was born April 12, 1927, son of the late Frank and Barbara (Meidl) Reis. In 1951 he married Jean Corbett who preceded him in death. In 1993, Arnie married Darlene Knuijt; she survives. For thirty-eight years, Arnie worked as an industrial electrician in the area. He enjoyed playing cards, golf,...
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Janice Gillespie

January 25, 2017

Janice Gillespie went to be with Jesus on Wednesday, January 25, 2017. A memorial service will be held at 11:00 AM on Monday, January 30, 2017 at Appleton Alliance Church, 2693 Grand Chute Boulevard in Appleton. Visitation will be held from 9:00 AM until the time of the service, with a luncheon to follow. Jan was born in Appleton to Oliver and Ruth Krull. She attended the one room Woodlawn...
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Carl Haack, Sr.

May 9, 1918 - January 25, 2017

Carl Otto Haack Sr., died peacefully on Friday, January 25, 2017 at American Grand in Kaukauna, Wisconsin. Carl was 98 years old. He was born May 9, 1918 in Fenton, Iowa. He was the youngest of ten children and last remaining child of the Ernest and Bertha (Justman) Haack. He served with the 1339th Army Engineer Corp in World War II stationed in the European Theater and the South Pacific. Carl...
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Melvin Saben

March 22, 1928 - January 24, 2017

Melvin Robert "Bob" Saben, age 88, was called to the Lord with his family at his side. Bob was born in Milwaukee on March 22, 1928, one of three children born to the late Herbert Anson and Svea Louise (Malm) Saben. Bob had an awesome life. He has been to the Holy Land, the Land Down Under and to the top of the Rock of Gibraltar. During his service to the United States, he parachuted from...
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John R. Kosiorek

February 29, 1948 - January 23, 2017

John R. Kosiorek, 68 years, passed away after a long illness, at his brother's home, in Harrison, Wisconsin. He was born February 29, 1948 to his loving parents, Bernard J. and Patricia M. (Arft) Kosiorek, in Neenah, Wisconsin. He was a graduate of St. Mary High School in Menasha, Wisconsin Class of 1966. John attended UW-Madison prior entering the US Army. He served as a missile technician in...
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Emma Mae Kroll

January 23, 2017 - January 23, 2017

Emma Mae Kroll was born into the arms of an angel on January 23, 2017. Emma was the daughter of Sarah and Timothy Kroll. She is survived by her aunts and uncles; Jordan Endries, Tony (Cindy) Hoier, Michaela Mitchell and Jamie Hoier. Grandparents; Tammi Kroll, Michael Mitchell and Tina and John Kanaman. Great grandparents; James and Nancy Mitchell and many other family members. She is preceded...
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Rosemary T. Gosz

July 30, 1940 - January 22, 2017

Rosemary T. Gosz 76 passed away peacefully on January 22, 2017 at Manor Care in Appleton, WI. She was born to the late Maximillian and Genevieve (Auer) Kica in Neenah, WI on July 30, 1940. She married the love of her life William Gosz on November 18, 1961 at St. John Catholic Church in Menasha. He preceded her in death on November 24, 1991. Rosemary had a unique sense of humor and just loved life...
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Arthur C. Avery

January 29, 1930 - January 22, 2017

Art Avery's earthly journey ended when he passed away peacefully in his sleep on Sunday morning, January 22, 2017, at the age of 86. Art was born in Chicago on January 29, 1930, son of the late Carl and Irene (Ryberg) Avery. As a young man, Art served one tour of duty in the United States Army, and another in the Air Force. It was during his military service that he married the love of his...
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Loretta J. Bevers

July 15, 1937 - January 21, 2017

Loretta J. Bevers –nee Kislewski, age 79, of Menasha, passed away on Saturday, January 21, 2017. She was born on July 15, 1937 to the late Fritz and Myrtle (Palmer) Kislewski. She is survived by her husband, James; four children, Larry, James Jr., Lynn and Jerry and four grandchildren. Loretta is further survived by many step-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and other relatives. A time of...
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Antonette H. van Beuningen

July 31, 1927 - January 21, 2017

Antonette H. van Beuningen, age 89, passed away on January 21, 2017. Antonette was born on July 31, 1927 in Zijtaart, The Netherlands to Adrianus and Franciena (Verwegen) Rovers. She was the second of eight children. In 1960 she moved to Appleton, Wisconsin so she could marry her husband, Albert van Beuningen. They were united in marriage on November 5, 1960 at St. Therese Catholic Church in...
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Bruce C. Nutting

December 26, 1946 - January 19, 2017

Bruce C. Nutting, 70, passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, January 19, 2017 at Rennes Health and Rehab Center. Bruce was born on December 26, 1946 to Daryl Sr. and Betty (Pogrant) Nutting. He graduated from Appleton West in 1964. Bruce served in the U.S. Marines Corps from 1966 until 1968 spending time in Vietnam and reaching the rank of Corporal. He was united in marriage to Tarry Gahr in...
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Elizabeth Bloy

November 14, 1921 - January 19, 2017

Elizabeth "Buddy" Bloy, age 95, went to be with the Lord on January 19, 2017 at Matthews Senior Living of Irish Road. She was born in Appleton on November 14, 1921, daughter of the late Charles and Clara (Sturm) Kohl. Elizabeth loved working on crafts, Mission Club, making quilts at church, and line dancing at the senior center. Elizabeth will be dearly missed by her four daughters: Judith ...
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Frank J. Schreiter

February 26, 1953 - January 18, 2017

Frank J. Schreiter, age 63, passed away on Wednesday, January 18, 2017 at Brewster Village in Appleton. Frank was born on February 26, 1953 to the late Donald and Dorothy (Schilling) Schreiter. In his leisure time, he enjoyed his prairie garden and spending time with his English Setters. Frank was also a member of several dog clubs, including a lifetime member of the Winnegamie Dog Club. He had a...
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David Laux

February 25, 1940 - January 16, 2017

David "Dave" Laux, age 76, of Appleton, passed away on Monday, January 16, 2017. He was born in Appleton on February 25, 1940 to the late Joseph and Margaret (Beyer) Laux. Dave proudly served his country in the United States Air Force. Dave was employed with Richs Bakery as a cookie mixer for over thirty-three years. However, at home Dave wasn't known to be much of a baker; instead he was known...
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Gerald J. Van Den Wildenberg

July 13, 1931 - January 14, 2017

Jerry Van Den Wildenberg, age 85, passed away on Saturday afternoon, January 14, 2017, in the care of his loving daughter, Lisa. Jerry was born in Appleton on July 13, 1931, son of the late Peter and Henrietta (Sanderfoot) Van Den Wildenberg. He married the love of his life, Arlene Rehfeldt at Zion Lutheran Church on July 19, 1952. Arlene preceded him in death in 2013. Jerry was employed by...
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Phyllis Meyer

May 12, 1917 - January 14, 2017

Phyllis Meyer, age 88, passed away peacefully at Matthews of Appleton, on Saturday, January 14, 2017. Phyllis was born on May 12, 1928, in Appleton to the late Henry and Martha (Miskimmin) Meyer. She married Robert Meyer on December 18, 1948, in Appleton; he preceded her in death on October 30, 2013. Prior to raising her family Phyllis was employed as a telephone operator at Wisconsin Bell. ...
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Lee Edward Yunkers

December 2, 1942 - January 14, 2017

Lee Edward Yunkers, better known as Captain LeRoy, made his final voyage on Saturday, January 14 from the comfort of his home. Lee was born in Maywood, Illinois on December 2, 1942 to Virginia (Grupe) and Edward Yunkers; Virginia was remarried to James Dwyer in 1948. He was raised in Park Forest, Illinois. He lost his sight at age 13 but never let this keep him from achieving great things. ...
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Elizabeth A. Dorman

May 20, 1937 - January 14, 2017

Betty Dorman, age 79 of Kaukauna passed away at the Bridges of Appleton on Saturday afternoon, January 14, 2017. Betty was born in Little Chute on May 20, 1937, daughter of the late Henry and Genevieve (DeBruin) Van Schyndel. She attended high school in Kaukauna, and married Richard Dorman on January 16, 1960 at Holy Cross Church. Betty was a life-long member at Holy Cross, and for many years...
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