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What Sets Us Apart

As a consumer, you have many choices in funeral homes. Some funeral homes will advertise as being low cost providers while others will cut corners on staffing and facilities. We feel the best approach is to provide the very best professional services, the finest facilities, and the most experienced and compassionate staff, at a fair and reasonable price. Please call us for a price comparison, you will find we are less expensive than almost every funeral home in the Fox Valley.

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Our Obituaries

Dorothy E. Grade

January 23, 1921 - January 22, 2018

Dorothy Grade, one day shy of 97, passed this Monday. She was born to Joseph and Margaret and married for over 61 years to Earl. Her memory continues with the love and pride of her children: Mary(Steve) and Paul(Katy); her grandchildren: Eric(Rhiana), Tim(Rebecca), and Grant. They all look forward to sharing great grandmother stories to Lucas, Lainey, Bennett, and...
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Bernice Mary Malchow

February 2, 1940 - January 20, 2018

Bernice M. Malchow, 77, passed away peacefully on Saturday, January 20, 2018, surrounded by her family after a lengthy and courageous battle with ovarian cancer. Beanie was born on February 2, 1940, in Neenah, the daughter of the late Joseph and Ethel (Lickert) Viotto. She graduated from St. Mary’s High School, the class of 1958, and was united in...
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Martin M. Conrad

April 25, 1930 - January 20, 2018

Marty Conrad, age 87 of Kimberly, passed away at St. Paul Villa in Kaukauna on Saturday morning, January 20, 2018. Marty was born at home in Combined Locks on April 25, 1930, son of the late Lambert and Christina (Vander Zandt) Coenraad. On June 17 of 1953, he married Joan Johnson at Holy Name of Jesus Church in Kimberly. For over forty years, Marty was employed...
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Bernice Malchow

January 20, 2018

Bernice "Beanie" Malchow, age 77, passed away at her home on Saturday, January 20, 2018. The funeral liturgy for Bernice will be held at 11:00 AM on Wednesday, January 24, 2018 at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Menasha. Visitation will take place at the church on Wedneday morning from 10:00 AM until the hour of the service. A complete obituary will appear here as soon...
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Bryan Gear

October 4, 1968 - January 19, 2018

Bryan A. Gear, age 49, passed away unexpectedly on Friday, January 19, 2018, at ThedaCare Regional Medical Center in Appleton. He was born October 4, 1968, to James and Mary (Williamsen) Gear. Bryan was raised in Appleton, having attended school at St. Thomas More and having graduated from Xavier High School. He then furthered his education at UW Eau Claire; he...
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Patricia Kuhr

June 4, 1932 - January 19, 2018

Patricia A. Kuhr, age 85, passed away peacefully on Friday, January 19, 2018 at Century Oaks. Patty was born on June 4, 1932 to the late Edward and Alice (Bauer) Binner. On August 30, 1952, Patty married the late Ralph Kuhr. They spent 62 wonderful years of marriage together until his passing in 2013. Patty was a religious woman, attending St. Bernadette Church and...
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Dorothy M. Hesse

May 17, 1930 - January 19, 2018

Dorothy M. Hesse, age 87, of Appleton, passed away on Friday, January 19, 2018. She was born in Oshkosh on May 17, 1930 to the late Andrew and Katherine (Schock) Tarala. Dorothy’s parents raised their family in Omro. One night at the Cinderella Ballroom in Menasha Dorothy met a young man, Arvin J. Hesse. Little did she know that she would be spending the next...
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Jerome W. Riese

May 2, 1932 - January 18, 2018

Dr. Jerome W. Riese, age 85, died on January 18, 2018. Jerome was born on May 2, 1932, in Freedom, Wisconsin, to Ferdinand and Anna (Williamson) Riese. He was blessed to have a mother who was a teacher, and both parents who encouraged his desire to achieve. Jerome completed eight grades of elementary school at St. Nicholas School, Freedom, in seven years&...
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David Hodgins

January 18, 2018

David J. Hodgins, age 61, passed away peacefully surrounded by the love and prayers of his family on January 18, 2018. David is survived by his wife: Barbara: and their children: Aaron, Karen, Matthew, Thomas, Bethany, Daniel, and Libby. The Funeral Service for David will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, January 20, 2018, at CrossPoint Church,...
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Jacob Howard Frerking

August 25, 1999 - January 18, 2018

Jacob Howard Frerking, Appleton Police Officer #9275 and Outagamie County Deputy Sheriff, made his last call on January 18th, 2018. He came to the force through a Wish granted by Make-A-Wish, his dream to become a police officer. On September 9th, 2016 Chief Todd Thomas with APD swore him into service, adding more than 112 brothers and sisters to his Outagamie County...
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Theodore James Svitavsky

June 22, 1923 - January 17, 2018

Theodore “Ted” James Svitavsky, 94, passed away on Wednesday, January 17, 2018, at Wisconsin Veterans Home in King, Waupaca. He was born on June 22, 1923, the son of Vincent J. and Mayme F. (Ruzicka) Svitavsky. He was a graduate of William Horlick High School, Racine, and held a Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees from UW Madison. Ted...
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Marlene Ann Knutzen

October 31, 1936 - January 17, 2018

“My Father’s house has many rooms; if that were not so, would I have told you that I am going there to prepare a place for you?” John 14:2 After a swift delivery from pancreatic cancer, Marlene took her place in paradise that her Lord and Savior prepared for her. She remained faithful and excited to enjoy her eternal reward. Marlene wore her faith effortlessly and...
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Eugene Gene Behm

August 14, 1933 - January 17, 2018

Eugene “Gene” Behm, 84, passed away on Wednesday, January 17, 2018. Gene was born on August 14, 1933 in Waupaca to Hilbert and Bernice (Dauhlman) Behm. On September 17, 1960 he was united in marriage to Carol Reimer. Gene played in a polka band since he was 18 most of the time with the Roger’s Jolly Dutchman. He worked for over 40 years hauling milk...
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Marjorie King

January 7, 1932 - January 16, 2018

Marjorie “Marge” E. King passed away on Tuesday, January 16, 2018. Marge was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She is now at peace in Jesus’s arms where she is reunited with her husband Bob, and other beloved family members. Marge was born on January 7, 1932 to Laura and Willard Smith in Appleton, Wisconsin. She graduated...
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Teresa Catherine Kemps

January 9, 1927 - January 16, 2018

Teresa Catherine Kemps, age 91, passed away on January 16, 2018 at Brewster Village, Appleton, Wisconsin, surrounded by her family. Teresa was born on January 9, 1927 in Freedom, Wisconsin, to John and Ella (McCabe) Geenen. She was married to Ernest John Kemps on September 10, 1949. They had five children and resided together in Kimberly, Wisconsin...
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Irene R. Holz

August 17, 1920 - January 16, 2018

The funeral service for Irene will be held at 11:00 AM on Monday, January 22, 2018, at FAITH COMMUNITY UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, N1966 Julius Drive in Greenville, with Rev. David Farina officiating. Entombment will follow in Highland Memorial Park. Family and friends are invited to gather at the church on Monday morning from 9:00 AM until the hour of the service. A...
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Opal M. Anderson

March 2, 1922 - January 14, 2018

A complete obituary will appear here as soon as it is available. No services are planned at this time. Opal is expected to be cremated and laid to rest with her husband in Wichita, Kansas.
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Lenore Stuyvenberg

November 6, 1923 - January 13, 2018

Lenore “Nori” (Vandehey) Stuyvenberg passed away peacefully on January 13, 2018, in her home with her family by her side. Nori was 94 years young. She was born November 6, 1923 in Freedom, Wisconsin to her parents, Peter and Mary Vandehey. She grew up in Kimberly, part of a large loving family with her nine brothers and sisters. While in high school she...
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Yvette Milheiser

April 9, 1948 - January 13, 2018

Yvette Milheiser, age 69, passed away peacefully in her home on Saturday, January 13, 2018, surrounded by family. She was born April 9, 1948, daughter to the late Earl and Lydia (Brjlenska) Wirtz. After spending the first four years of her life in Germany, the family moved to the Appleton area, where Yvette has since resided. She graduated from Appleton West...
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John Rodney Reader

March 26, 1933 - January 13, 2018

“Holy ‘Ol Christmas Trees” was a common shout out by John whenever anyone in the family had big news to tell. That type of news came often, as John and loving wife Nancy produced a wonderful family that now numbers 78 - including 8 children, 23 grandchildren, 25 great grandchildren, 2 great-great grandchildren, and many spouses. John passed away...
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Doris M. Filz

December 9, 1926 - January 12, 2018

Doris M. Filz, age 91, of Appleton, passed away unexpectedly on Friday, January 12, 2018 due to a sudden illness. She was born on December 9, 1926 in Appleton to the late Charlie (Mamie) Langman. She married the love of her life, Marvin “Phat” Filz, on August 16, 1947 in Appleton of St. Joseph Catholic Church. They were blessed...
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Karen D. Niemuth

July 6, 1938 - January 11, 2018

A full obituary will appear when complete A memorial service for Karen will be held at 11:00AM on Wednesday, January 17, 2018 at WICHMANN-LAEMMRICH FUNERAL HOME (312 Milwaukee St., Menasha). Visitation will be held from 10:00 AM until the time of service.
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Sandra Rose Paltzer

October 29, 1950 - January 11, 2018

Sandra Rose Paltzer, 67, passed away on Thursday, January 11, 2018 at home. Sandy was born on October 29, 1950 to Kenneth Sr and Alvina (Bretthauer) Schnese in Appleton. On April 4, 1981 she was united in marriage to Alfred Paltzer. Sandy worked at Tuttle Press then in retail at Hebergers and Good’n Natural. She found her passion working at the YMCA as a...
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Timothy A. Wunderlich

May 28, 1945 - January 10, 2018

Timothy Allen Wunderlich, age 72, of Hortonville, died Wednesday, January 10, 2018 at his home, after a long fight and many complications to his health stemming from a fall and head injury in 2009. He was born in Appleton on May 28, 1945 to the late Waldo and Mildred (Ulrich) Wunderlich. Tim graduated Hortonville High School and proudly served in the U.S. Army during...
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Betty Dodd

January 9, 2018

Betty Elaine Dodd (née Leisering) was born to eternal life on January 9, 2018. She died peacefully in Oshkosh, WI at the age of 85. Betty is survived by her loving husband, Brooks Dodd of Appleton, WI; her children Christy Halloran Bowen (Reed) of Flowery Branch, GA and Brian Halloran of Atlanta, GA; her granddaughters Heather Bowen Lindquist (Eric) of Medina,...
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Nancy Shannon

April 26, 1956 - January 9, 2018

Nancy (Toppins) Shannon passed peacefully with loved ones at her side on January 9, 2018. Nancy was born to John and Bette Toppins in Appleton on April 26, 1956. She married her best friend, Bob Shannon, on August 12, 1978. Together they had two children, Megan Shannon Larson and Mike Shannon. They gave Bob and Nancy two grandchildren who she absolutely adored, Bentley...
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Ryder Christian Wilson

January 9, 2018 - January 9, 2018

Ryder Christian Wilson, passed away on Tuesday, January 9, 2018 at St. Elizabeth Hospital. Ryder is survived by his parents, Courtney Becher and Alex Wilson, siblings; John, Jace, Trace and Khloe, maternal grandparents; Angela (Russell) Lindsey, Christopher (Minna) Becher, paternal grandparents; Matt Wilson and Michelle Peters, many great grandparents...
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Juan Duarte

July 19, 1956 - January 8, 2018

Passed away unexpectedly on January 8, 2018 at the age of 61. Juan was born on July 19, 1956 to Domingo and Josefina Duarte in Mission, Texas. Juan was joined in marriage to Cheryl Weber on November 24, 1994. Juan was employed by Neenah Paper Inc. and recently retired after 39 years of service. Juan was a lover of the outdoors. He and Cheryl visited nearly every state park in...
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Andrew M. De Leeuw, Jr.

February 25, 1930 - January 8, 2018

Andrew M. “Bud” De Leeuw Jr., 87 years, passed away January 8, 2018, at his home in Menasha, Wisconsin. He was born February 25, 1930 to his parents Andrew M. Sr. and Gertrude De Leeuw (Bush) in Kimberly, Wisconsin. He was a graduate of Kimberly High School. “Bud” worked at Banta Corporation where he served as a pressman until he retired in 1992...
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Carol J. Kahler

January 8, 2018

Carol Jean Kahler went home to be with Jesus on Monday morning, January 8, 2017. A complete obituary will appear here as soon as it is available.
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Walter Seehawer

February 19, 1944 - January 7, 2018

Walter H. Seehawer, age 73, passed away on Sunday, January 7, 2018, surrounded by his beloved family. He was born February 19, 1944 to the late Elder and Geraldine (Ruwoldt) Seehawer. After graduating high school, he became an apprentice sheet metal worker. He then joined the Army National Guard and was honorably discharged after six years. After the military, he...
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Phyllis A. Bruex

February 17, 1937 - January 6, 2018

Phyllis A. Bruex Phyllis Bruex, age 80 of Appleton, passed away at her home on January 6, 2018. Phyllis was born in Appleton on February 17, 1937, daughter of the late Herman and Martha (Van Schindel) Kollath. Phyllis married Victor Bruex on February 25, 1977; he preceded her in death on October 6, 2001. Many will remember Phyllis for the years she worked at...
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Barbara J. Champeau

June 22, 1933 - January 6, 2018

Barbara J. Champeau, age 84, of Appleton, passed away due to an unexpected and sudden illness on Saturday, January 6, 2018 surrounded by her family. She was born on June 22, 1933 to the late Henry and Irma (Palm) Staedt in Appleton. Barbara graduated from Appleton High School. Shortly after graduation she worked as a dental assistant for several years. Once her children...
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Donald L. Rouse

December 18, 1924 - January 5, 2018

Donald L. Rouse, 93, passed away peacefully on Friday, January 5th, 2018 with his family by his side. Don was born Dec. 18th, 1924 in Channing, Michigan to the late Lawrence and Josephine Rouse. He graduated from Channing High School in 1942, where he participated in basketball, football and track. Following graduation, Don enlisted in the U.S. Navy where he...
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Ambrose Aloyisious Magalski

April 23, 1931 - January 5, 2018

Ambrose A. Magalski, 86, passed away peacefully on Friday, January 5, 2018, at Oak Park Place Assisted Living Community, Menasha. He was born on April 23, 1931, in Menasha, son of Frank and Phyllis (Jung) Magalske. Ambrose was a kind, authentic and passionate man who enjoyed playing and watching sports, cheering for his New York Yankees, coveting...
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Margaret Mary Schmalz

August 25, 1936 - January 5, 2018

Margaret (Marge) Schmalz, age 81 of Appleton, surrounded by her family, passed on to her heavenly home on January 5, 2018 following a brief illness. Marge was born on August 25, 1936. She was the daughter of the late Mike and Margaret (Schmidt) Schreiber. Marge married James (Jim) Schmalz on September 18th, 1956 at Holy Angels, Darboy and they enjoyed 61 years of...
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John Edward Weidner

July 26, 1946 - January 4, 2018

John E. Weidner, 71, of Menasha, passed away on Thursday, January 4, 2018. In keeping with John's wishes, no services will be held.
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Marjorie A. Fischer

November 24, 1921 - January 4, 2018

Marjorie Fischer, age 96 of Kaukauna, passed away peacefully Thursday morning, January 4, 2018. Marge was born in Antigo on November 24, 1921, daughter of the late George and Mary (Jossi) Servi. On June 20, 1939, she married Robert “Bob” Fischer in Antigo. Bob preceded her in death in 2011 after being blessed with over seventy years of marriage. ...
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Thomas G. Driessen

January 12, 1934 - January 4, 2018

Tom Driessen, age 83 of Combined Locks, passed away on Thursday morning, January 4, 2018 at a local care center. Tom was born in Little Chute on January 12, 1934, son of the late Clarence and Marie (Vanden Burgt) Driessen. He was a 1952 graduate of St. John Catholic High School in Little Chute, and served in the United States Army until his discharge in 1958. On...
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Colleen M. Kobs

August 28, 1954 - January 3, 2018

Colleen Marie (Immel) Kobs, 63, of Kaukauna, Wisconsin, peacefully passed away on the morning of Wednesday, January 3rd, 2017. She was born on August 28, 1954, in New London and raised by her mother Helen Jean Payton. Colleen grew up in Shiocton and moved to Appleton where a few years later she would meet and get married to Robert Kobs, Jr. on January 28th,...
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MaryJane Rettler

January 22, 1929 - January 3, 2018

MaryJane Rettler of Appleton, age 88, passed away peacefully at Oak Park Place Menasha on Wednesday Jan 3rd. MaryJane was born January 22, 1929 in Kaukauna to the late William & Olive (Hein) Meyerhofer. She graduated from Kaukauna High School in 1947. She was united in marriage to Norman F. Rettler on June 10th 1950. They celebrated 65 years of marriage before his passing in 2015....
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Carolyn Stanton Wilmot

February 18, 1943 - January 3, 2018

Carolyn Stanton Wilmot, age 74, passed away peacefully with her daughter and her dog at her side on Wednesday, January 3, 2018. Carolyn spent 10 days in the ICU of Aurora BayCare Center in Green Bay, WI, before being moved to the hospice. After pneumonia and a series of mini-strokes in November, Carolyn was admitted to the hospital for septic shock and congestive heart...
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Webb A. Shaw

July 25, 1951 - January 3, 2018

Webb A. Shaw, 66 years, passed away peacefully at home on January 3rd, 2018, surrounded by his family. He was born on July 25, 1951 to Robert and Mary Shaw in Calgary, Alberta. Webb graduated from Northwestern University with a Master’s Degree in Journalism. He married the love of his life, Catherine Shaw (Gaab), in Peninsula, Ohio. They started their...
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Glenn J. Aerts

March 5, 1927 - January 2, 2018

Glenn Jerome Aerts, 90, passed away on Tuesday, January 2, 2018 at the American Grand Senior Care Living Facility in Kaukauna, following a brief illness. Glenn married the love of his life, Elizabeth “Betty Jean” Lom on June 4, 1947, and resided in Combined Locks and Kimberly for most of his life. After serving in the Navy, he was employed by the...
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Edmund L. Sanders, Jr.

September 5, 1927 - January 2, 2018

Passed away on January 2, 2018 at the age of 90 at St. Paul Manor In Kaukauna, Wisconsin. Edmund "Jay" was born on September 5, 1927 to Edmund Sr. and Matilda Sanders in Kaukauna, Wisconsin. Jay joined the U. S. Army after the end of WWII. Jay was joined in marriage to Mary Lou Mauel on June 3, 1951. Jay retired from Midtec after 39 years of service. Jay was active at...
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Nancy Gygax

August 21, 1942 - January 1, 2018

Nancy (Brill) Gygax, 75, passed away on Monday, January 1, 2018, at home. Nancy was born on August 21, 1942 to Herbert and Marion (Lucas) Brill. She was a Girl Scout, a Girl Scout leader for her daughter’s troop for many years and also helped with her sons Boy Scout troop. Nancy owned and operated the Too Little for Me and The Ladies Room shop for 34 years...
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Eleonora Sanders

June 4, 1943 - January 1, 2018

Eleonora “Margie” Sanders, age 74, passed away on Monday, January 01, 2018. She was born in 1943 in South Dakota to the late Peter and Marie Fischer. In August of 1963, she married Jerome Sanders. Together, through a change of Jerry’s career placement, they moved to Wisconsin. After moving from the Madison area, to Milwaukee, and finally...
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Harlan Gillette

February 19, 1934 - December 31, 2017

Harlan “Shorty” J. Gillette, age 83, passed away on Sunday, December 31, 2017. He was born in Aurora, IL, on February 19, 1934 to the late Cora Gillette. Harlan attended Aurora East High School until he enlisted in the US Army to serve his country in Korea. He did return home during service and married Joyce Fletcher. After his honorable discharge,...
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William G. Symons

December 12, 1940 - December 31, 2017

William “Bill” G. Symons Sr. age 77, of Appleton, passed away peacefully on Sunday, December 31, 2017. He was born on December 12, 1940, in Hancock, Michigan. Bill enjoyed reading anything related to European history and drinking English tea. He visited Europe over 25 times with his favorite place being Cornwall, England, from which his...
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Kc Lynn Brunette

July 23, 1992 - December 31, 2017

KC Lynn Brunette, 25, passed away on Sunday, December 31, 2017 at home. KC was born on July 23, 1992 to Tammie Schultz and David Brunette in Neenah. KC was a fun loving, beautiful, loving girl who enjoyed crafts. She liked helping around the house and loved her pets and all animals. KC is survived by her parents Tammie Schultz and David Brunette, a sister...
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Karen Leonard

December 30, 2017

Karen Leonard (Ebsen) age 65 of Appleton, Wisconsin, passed away unexpectedly on December 30, 2017. She was preceded in death by her father: Herbert Ebsen. Karen is survived by her mother: Noma Mohr (Ebsen); sister: Julie (Dave) Raitz; brother: Tom (Mary) Ebsen; nephews: Jeff (Jamie) and Eric Ebsen, and Phillip Buganski; her neice Thea (Bob) Terpstra; as well as other relativs...
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Ruth A. Huss

September 14, 1931 - December 30, 2017

Ruth A. Huss, 86, died peacefully following a short illness on Saturday, December 30, 2017 surrounded by her family. Ruth was Born September 14, 1931 in Little Chute to Henry and Gertrude Wyngaard (VandenBurgt). Ruth loved her family. She was a dedicated mother, grandmother, sister and friend. She enjoyed going for walks in the neighborhood with her “candy cane...
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Diane Louise Johnson

July 9, 1937 - December 30, 2017

Diane L. Johnson went to her heavenly reward Saturday, December 30, 2017, on the 41st anniversary of her father’s passing. After 25 years apart, Diane is now reunited with her beloved husband, Arlin. Survivors include a son, Eric A. (Jo Anne) Johnson; a daughter, Penny D. Johnson; a sister, Karen (Marlin) Reeck; two brothers, Walter Laehn, Jr.,...
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William A. Gardner

August 22, 1943 - December 29, 2017

William A. Gardner, 74 years, passed away in the presence of his loving family, December 29, 2017 at ThedaCare Regional Medical Center-Appleton. He was born August 22, 1943 in Detroit, Michigan. He relocated to Appleton and was a graduate of Appleton West High School Class of 1961. Bill was a proud veteran of the US Air Force serving at Nellis AFB in Las Vegas, Nevada....
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Donald Joseph Verkuilen

September 19, 1928 - December 29, 2017

Passed away on December 29, 2017 in Appleton, Wisconsin at the age of 89. Don was born on September 19, 1928 to Jacob and Gertrude Verkuilen in Appleton, Wisconsin. Don served in the US Army during the Korean Conflict. Don was joined in marriage to Agnes Kuba Kobs on November 11, 1960. Don was a member of St. Edward Catholic Church of Mackville, Wisconsin for nearly 50...
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Curt J. Baier

January 9, 1925 - December 28, 2017

Curt J. Baier, 92, passed away on Thursday, December 28, 2017, at home surrounded by his family. Curt was born in Switzerland on January 9, 1925, the son of Walter and Emma Baier-Keller. At the outbreak of the war in Europe in 1939, he joined the local militia at the age of 14 as its youngest member. Militia members were equipped by the army and trained by retired...
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Bernice Hoff

June 12, 1931 - December 28, 2017

Bernice V. Hoff, formerly of Stevens Point and most recently of Touchmark Assisted Living in Appleton, passed away early Thursday morning, December 28 following a brief illness. She was surrounded by family continuously throughout her decline, giving us the opportunity to bestow upon her a small portion of the love and dedication that she poured out to all members of her family...
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James A. Paltzer

October 20, 1940 - December 27, 2017

Jim Paltzer, age 77 of Appleton, passed away at his home, surrounded by his family, on Wednesday, December 27, 2017. Jim was born in Appleton on October 20, 1940, son of the late George and Lorraine (Hinkley) Paltzer. He attended Appleton High School and the Fox Valley Technical Institute. Jim married Helen Fenner at St. Pius Catholic Church in Appleton on April...
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Ethel Theresa Dessort

July 31, 1921 - December 27, 2017

Ethel T. Dessort, 96, Menasha, passed away on Wednesday, December 27, 2017. She was born on July 31, 1921, in Neenah, the daughter of Edward and Agnes (Nowak) Francart. Ethel was united in marriage to John Wroblewski on November 17, 1946, and he preceded her in death. She then married Rudolph Dessort Sr. in August of 1967. Ethel is survived by her 3...
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Jesus Martinez

March 15, 1945 - December 27, 2017

Jesus Martinez, 72 years, passed away December 27, 2017 in Appleton, Wisconsin. He was born on March 15, 1945 in GTO, Mexico. A Resurrection Mass for Jesus will be held on Saturday, December 30, 2017 at 10:30 am at St. Theresa Catholic Church, 213 E. Wisconsin Ave. (corner of Division St. and Wisconsin Ave.). Interment St. Joseph Cemetery in Appleton. Family...
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Ellen Franzke

January 14, 1925 - December 26, 2017

Ellen J. Franzke, age 92, of Appleton, passed away on Dec. 23, 2017. Ellen was born on January 14, 1925, in Chili, Wisconsin, daughter of the late Otto and Nora (Allbaugh) Drescher. She was married to Warren Franzke on March 22, 1969, he preceded her in death on September 16, 2007. Ellen moved to Sheboygan with her parents in 1941 and graduated from...
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Marie E. Ruys

February 7, 1920 - December 24, 2017

On Christmas Eve of 2017, Marie Ruys joined her loving husband Peter in the presence of our Lord. She was born on February 7, 1920 in Hollandtown, Wisconsin and lived most of her eventful life of ninety-seven years in Kimberly, a place that she loved and which benefitted from her knowledge, generosity, and leadership. Marie is survived by her five loving children:...
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Marvin Filz

June 28, 1922 - December 24, 2017

Marvin “Phat” C. Filz, age 95, of Appleton, passed away on Sunday, December 24, 2017. He was born to the late Marvin Sr. and Rozella (Smith) Filz on June 28, 1922 in Appleton. Phat attended Appleton High School West and graduated in 1940. Phat proudly served his country as a Master Sergeant in the U.S Army. His time served spanned through WWII. Recently Phat...
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Malcolm D. Koehn

February 25, 1937 - December 24, 2017

Malcolm Donald Koehn, age 80, passed away on Sunday, December 24, 2017 while surrounded by his family. He was born on February 25, 1937 in Milwaukee to the late Edward and Dorinda (Bodway) Koehn. At a young age Malcolm’s family moved to Menasha where he attended St. Mary Catholic Elementary School, then St. Lawrence Seminary in Mount Calvary for four years. He went...
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Dori M. Hoffmann

February 21, 1942 - December 24, 2017

Dori Marie Hoffmann, age 75, of Appleton, passed away peacefully on Christmas Eve at the Bridges of Appleton. Dori was born on February 21, 1942, in Michigan, daughter of the Late Merrit and Bertha Oatman. After graduating from Menomonee High School, she went on to earn her teaching degree at UW-Oshkosh. Dori taught at St. Therese, St. Thomas More, as well...
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Richard H. Jahnke

July 2, 1927 - December 22, 2017

On Friday morning, December 22, 2017, God gained an Angel when Dick Jahnke entered Heaven after a long, courageous battle with Parkinson’s disease. Surrounded by his beloved family, Dick left this life with the dignity and grace by which he lived his entire life. Dick was born on July 2, 1927 in Appleton, the son of the late Harvey and Lucille (Schulze) Jahnke....
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Richard H. Jahnke

July 2, 1927 - December 22, 2017

Early on Friday morning, December 22, 2017, God gained an angel when Dick Jahnke entered heaven. His family was at his side. Dick was born July 2, 1927 in Appleton, son of the late Harvey and Lucille (Schulze) Jahnke. On June 28 of 1927, he married Carol Jean Laughrin in Hilbert, Wisconsin; she survives. Dick graduated from the University of Wisconsin in Madison...
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Judith Bowman

February 19, 1947 - December 22, 2017

Judith A. Bowman (Judy), age 70, passed away on Friday, December 22, 2017 peacefully and surrounded by her loving family. Judy was born on February 19, 1947 to the late Grant and Caroline (Heise) Brown in Wisconsin Rapids. Judy graduated from Lincoln High School in 1965. She married Gary M. Bowman on May 22, 1965. She is survived by her husband, Gary Bowman of 52...
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Allen Jorgen Hansen

April 18, 1930 - December 21, 2017

Allen Jorgen Hansen, age 87, of Appleton, passed away peacefully on Thursday, December 21, 2017 at Cherry Meadows Hospice surrounded by his children. He was born on April 18, 1930, in Gillett, WI to the late Edward and Laura (Larsen) Hansen. On August 21, 1954, Allen married Stephanie Alice Mack in Riverside, IL. The couple enjoyed 62 wonderful years...
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Richard Weck

December 9, 1939 - December 21, 2017

Richard J. Weck, 78, of Menasha, died peacefully at his home on December 21st, 2017. He was born on December 9th, 1939 in Milwaukee. He moved to the Fox Valley as a child and graduated from Neenah High School. After being stricken with severe childhood Polio, Dick was fortunate to receive excellent medical care and support. He deeply appreciated the kindness shown to him...
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Carol Ann Collins

February 10, 1947 - December 20, 2017

Passed away on December 20, 2017 at the age of 70. Carol was born on February 10, 1947 to Edward and Helen Collins in Topeka, Kansas. Carol attended Seaman High School and later trade school while residing in Topeka. Carol was always a hard worker, and has been employed since the age of 16. Carol worked in social services for many years prior to her retirement. Carol was an...
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Cheryl Vanden Wyngaard

February 10, 1959 - December 20, 2017

Cheryl Lynn (Bodway) VandenWyngaard, age 58, passed away on December 19, 2017. She was born on February 10, 1959. Cheryl graduated from Menasha High School 1978. She married her beloved husband, Steven on May 19, 1984. In 1998 they were blessed with a daughter, Stephanie Lynn. Cheryl loved to shop and listen to Dolly Parton sing. She visited Dollywood with family a...
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Nathan J. Muniz

November 2, 1994 - December 20, 2017

Nathan "Nate" passed away at his home in Neenah into the arms of Jesus on December 20, 2017 at the age of 23. Nate was born in Appleton, Wisconsin on November 2, 1994 to Kelli Kobal and Mauro Muniz, was a graduate of Appleton East High School in 2013. Nate was employed at Stockbridge Engineering as a CNC operator. Nate was a smart, loving, good hearted and sensitive person...
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Delbert J. Carter

March 25, 1928 - December 18, 2017

Delbert Joseph Carter, age 89, passed away on Monday, December 18, 2017 at Wisconsin Veterans Home at King. He was born March 25, 1928 to the late Clyde and Barbara (Fischer) Carter. After graduating from Marinette High School and completing a three-year enlistment in the Army, he moved to the Appleton area. There he met his late wife, Liane Monyette. They enjoyed...
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Frank H. Heckrodt

January 3, 1926 - December 18, 2017

Frank H. Heckrodt, age 91, passed away in Florida on Monday, December 18, 2017. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 AM on Friday, December 29, 2017, at First Congregational United Church of Christ, located at 724 E. South River Street in Appleton. Rev. Dr. Stephen Savides will officiate, with burial to follow at St. Mary Cemetery. Family, friends,...
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Suzanne Weiss

September 16, 1945 - December 17, 2017

Suzanne “Susan” Weiss, 72, of Kimberly, passed away on December 15, 2017. Susan was born on September 16, 1945 at the Warren Robbins Air Force Base in Georgia. She graduated from Viterbo College in Lacrosse in 1967 and continued her education at Ohio State receiving her Masters in Social Justice. After that Susan received her law degree from Georgetown Law...
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Thomas J. Vander Hyden

October 1, 1937 - December 17, 2017

Tom Vander Hyden, age 80 of Combined Locks, passed away peacefully on Sunday evening, December 17, 2017. His room was filled with his loving family who were sharing stories, comforting him, and praying for him. Tom was known to many by different nicknames. Some called him “The Old Boy”, others “Grandpa Tom”, the little ones called him ...
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Dale W. LaPean

August 19, 1945 - December 16, 2017

Dale W. LaPean, 72, of Greenville, WI passed away December 16, 2017 with his family at his side. Dale was joined in marriage to the love of his life, Diane Gruber on March 31, 1973 in Sheboygan. He was proud to have served his country with 30 years of Military Service through the Navy Sea-Bees 1125 and Army National Guard. One of his greatest honors post-military was...
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Josephine Ann Larabell

March 19, 1926 - December 16, 2017

Born Josephine Ann Lant on March 19th, 1926 in Chicago, Illinois to Francis and Catherine (Geirut) Lant. She married her high school sweetheart, Richard J. Larabell, on November 30, 1946. They recently celebrated their 71st wedding anniversary. Chicago was their home until 1956, when they relocated to Neenah. Jo was an intelligent, compassionate, generous,...
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Donald W. Gunther

August 20, 1936 - December 15, 2017

Called home to the Lord on December 15, 2017 at the age of 81 at Brewster Village. Don was born on August 20, 1936 in Oshkosh, Wisconsin to John and Ida Gunther. Don attended and graduated from Oshkosh High School. After high school, Don was drafted in the U.S. Army, where he helped build portions of the Berlin Wall. Don was employed at Leach Company for 35 years. Don...
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Caroline Fitz Luebke

April 7, 1920 - December 14, 2017

Caroline (nee Lindow) Fitz Luebke passed away at her apartment on Thursday afternoon, December 14, 2017. She was born in the Clark County town of Fremont (Chili) on April 7, 1920, daughter of the late Charley and Lucinda (Happe) Lindow. Her older sisters were Helen Marie Grimm and Marian Lucinda Lindow. She attended Cozy Corner Grade School in the town of Fremont and later,...
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Uda Marie Boardman

November 28, 1942 - December 14, 2017

Marie Boardman, 75, passed away peacefully on Thursday, December 14, 2017, with her loving family by her side, after a lengthy battle with a stroke. Memorial services will be held at 11:00 am, on Saturday, January 13, 2017, at FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, 325 E. FRANKLIN AVE., APPLETON. Friends may call on Friday at the church from 4:00 to 6:00...
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Lori E. Roehl

April 30, 1956 - December 14, 2017

Lori Roehl, age 61 of Menasha, passed away on Thursday morning, December 14, 2017. Lori was born in Appleton on April 30, 1956, daughter of the late Joyce (Lueders) and Eugene Roehl who resides in Menasha. Lori worked for various employers as an office clerk and also was an Avon distributor. She had a passion for all things related to Japan, and as a young woman had...
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H.S. Dugal

February 1, 1937 - December 13, 2017

Dr. H.S. "Doug" Dugal, of Appleton, passed away on Wednesday, December 13, 2017 at Cherry Meadows Hospice surrounded by his loving family. Doug passed away, peacefully with dignity and grace, after a four-year courageous battle with Multiple Myeloma. Doug was born on February 1, 1937 in Bareilly, India to Baldev S. and Attar Kaur Dugal. Doug was raised in Dehra...
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Viola M. Gurnee

May 15, 1936 - December 12, 2017

Viola Mae (Fischer) Gurnee, (81) of Appleton, WI. passed away on December 12, 2017. Vi was born May 15, 1936 in Seymour WI, she is the daughter of the late Charles and Helen Fischer. Vi married Franklin S. Gurnee on July 4, 1961. He preceded her in death in 2005. In her working years, Vi was employed at AMC Hospital. Enjoyed playing cards with her family,...
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Timothy Charles Miller

July 11, 1989 - December 11, 2017

Timothy C. Miller, 28 years, passed away from complications due to a recent accident on December 11, 2017 at ThedaCare Regional Medical Center - Neenah. He was born July 11, 1989 to his parents Craig A. Miller and Catherine S. Anderson in Wausau, Wisconsin. He was a graduate of Kimberly High School, class of 2007. Tim was working towards a Business Management Degree at Fox...
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Dorothy Mae Anderson

January 1, 1934 - December 11, 2017

Dorothy Mae (Schroeder) Anderson, passed away on Monday December 11, 2017 at her home surrounded by her family at the age of 83. Dorothy was born on January 1, 1934 to Edwin and Margaret (Gengler) Schroeder in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. Dorothy graduated from Appleton High School in 1952. Dorothy was joined in marriage to Harry W. “Bud” Anderson on August 28, 1952....
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Nancy Ann Prahl

August 3, 1932 - December 11, 2017

Nancy Prahl, age 85 of Appleton, passed into the waiting arms of her Lord on Monday afternoon, December 11, 2017. Nancy was born in Kenosha on August 3, 1932, daughter of the late Jerrie and Eliza (Baird) Jones. She graduated from high school in Kenosha, and until the time of her marriage to Dennis Prahl in 1964, she worked as a traffic manager for MacWhyte Wire...
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Patricia Ann French

March 25, 1943 - December 11, 2017

Patricia A. French, 74, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family into the loving arms of Jesus on Monday, December 11, 2017. Patricia was born on March 25, 1943. She was the second child of the late Louis and Josephine (Thein) Voster in Appleton. Patricia was a 24 year Breast Cancer survivor. She exhibited great courage and strength throughout her treatment and didn...
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James A. Monson

July 25, 1938 - December 10, 2017

James A. Monson, 79 years, of Appleton, Wisconsin, passed away on December 10, 2017 surrounded by his family, after a courageous battle with cancer. James was born on July 25, 1938, and was the adopted son of Arthur S. and Ruby M. Monson of Madison, Wisconsin. James graduated from Madison Central High School in 1956, and joined the U.S. Marine Corp. in...
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Robert E. Weiland

August 8, 1934 - December 10, 2017

Robert E. Weiland, age 83, of Hortonville passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his family on Sunday, December 10, 2017. Robert was born on August 8, 1934 to Joseph and Inez (McKeever) Weiland in the town of Ellington. Robert was a proud graduate of Hortonville High School and was a lifelong member of St. Mary’s Catholic Parish in Greenville, WI. On August 28&...
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Michael Edward Arft

June 28, 1958 - December 9, 2017

Michael Edward “Mike” Arft, 59, passed away after a heart attack on Saturday, December 9, 2017 surrounded by his family. Mike was born on June 28, 1958 to Edward and Yvonne (Yunk) Arft. He worked for Gold Cross as a paramedic until he moved to Warrenton, Virgina where he continued in the medical field. Mike then became involved in the hospitatilty industry...
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Betty Hauser

November 11, 1956 - December 8, 2017

Betty Joan Hauser, 61, passed away on Friday, December 8, 2017 at home surrounded by her family. Betty was born on November 11, 1956 to Lawrence and Luciel (Schuh) Hauser in Appleton. On July 12, 1991 she was united in marriage to Jerry Zimmerman. She worked at Mills Fleet Farm in the corporate office. She had a wonderful personality and made friends wherever she...
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Judith Schinke

October 20, 1948 - December 8, 2017

Judith “Judi” (Penterman) Schinke, age 69, of Appleton, went to be in the comforting hands of her Lord and Savior Jesus. Judi passed on Friday, December 8, 2017. She is survived by her husband of thirty-six years in marriage, Don and many other dear relatives and friends. Judi was preceded in death by her parents, four brothers and a sister. The Memorial...
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Mary Jane Renaud

July 17, 1927 - December 8, 2017

Mary Jane Renaud, age 90, passed away on Friday, December 8, 2017 at Heartwood Senior Living in Appleton, WI. She was born on July 17,1927 in Sheboygan WI, eldest child of the late Edmund and Veronica (Woelfel) Gehrig. On October 23, 1954, she married Edwin Renaud in Sheboygan, WI. She was an active member of St. Bernadette Catholic Church in Appleton,...
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Judith Gavinski

April 7, 1940 - December 6, 2017

Judy Gavinski, 77, passed away on Wednesday, December 6, 2017 in Norwood, Massachusetts. Judy was born to Sylvester and Ester (Petterson) Gavinski. She was a loving person whose passion was the education and development of children. She touched the lives of many children as a teacher for over 38 years. She was born in Neenah Wisconsin on April 7, 1940 and graduated...
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Howard Lemke

July 21, 1927 - December 6, 2017

Howard Lemke, Appleton, age 90, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, December 6, 2017. He was born on July 21, 1927, in the Town of Morrison, the son of Gilbert and Minnie Lemke. He was a graduate of East DePere High School, and received a BS degree from the University of WI in Madison in 1952. After graduation, he spent two years of service in the Army...
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Ermagard Kuenzli

June 14, 1916 - December 6, 2017

Ermagard (Erma) Kuenzli, age 101, died in her apartment at Island Shores Senior Assisted Living Facility in Neenah, Wisconsin on December 6, 2017. She was born June 14, 1916 to Wilhemine “Minnie" and Paul Holtz and was raised in Appleton, Wisconsin. She married Quentin Kuenzli on December 25, 1943. They had two children; Ann (Bill) Guyon of Appleton,...
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Robert Millard Ihlenfeldt

April 29, 1939 - December 5, 2017

Robert M. Ihlenfeldt, 78, passed away on Tuesday, December 5, 2017, from an aortic aneurysm and has battled with multiple myeloma for the last four years. Bob was born on April 29, 1939, in Kewaunee, to the late Millard and Louise (Levy) Ihlenfeldt. Robert was a 1957 graduate of Kewaunee High School. Bob served his country honorably in the U.S. Army from 1957 to...
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Wilma M. Vanderloop

October 22, 1935 - December 5, 2017

Died unexpectedly on December 5, 2017 surrounded by her family while listening to “Proud Mary” and Christmas carols. Willie was born on October 22, 1935 in Manitowoc to William and Hildegarde (nee Rueden) Grapentin. Willie was joined in marriage to Gerald Vanderloop on August 12, 1953. Willie is survived by her children: Gerri (Jeff) Yingling, Pat (Dave) Doering,...
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