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Our Obituaries

Olga M. Streck

August 29, 1919 - September 25, 2016

Olga M. (Olson) Streck, 97, passed into Heaven on Sunday, September 25, 2016. Olga was born on August 29, 1919 in Kimberly, the daughter of Frank and Mary (Schiltz) Olson. On May 10, 1941, Olga married Earl Streck. They celebrated 50 years of marriage before Earl's passing in 1992. They raised their family on Firelane 8 in Menasha. In 1998 Olga moved to Darboy. She enjoyed family get...
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Gary J. Huiting

February 11, 1964 - September 25, 2016

Gary Huiting, 52 years, passed away surrounded by his loved ones at Cherry Meadows, Appleton. He was born on February 11, 1964 to his loving parents Donald J. and Mary L. (Horn) Huiting in Appleton. He spent time in his early years, as boys did, playing football with neighborhood friends and family time watching favorite sports. Gary was an employee of SCA Tissue as a machine operator and...
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Marlene Ann Horner

September 25, 1950 - September 23, 2016

Marlene Ann Horner, born September 25, 1950, was set free to become an angel on September 23, 2016, at the age of 65. She was a caring, loving mother who wanted to heal the world. She did this through the love of her children, grandchildren, fur babies and 27 years in the health care field as a CNA. Marlene was preceded in death by her parents Marvin and Hannah and other family and friends....
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Melvin R. Kruse

October 23, 1942 - September 23, 2016

Mel Kruse, age 73, passed into the loving arms of his Savior on Friday morning, September 23, 2016 at ThedaCare - Neenah, following an illness. Mel was born in Green Bay on October 23, 1942, son of the late Oliver and Ethel (Mader) Kruse. He was a 1960 graduate of Kaukauna High School and received a degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Wisconsin – Madison. On October...
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Dennis Joey Heegeman

February 2, 1939 - September 22, 2016

Dennis Heegeman, aged 77, a longtime Neenah resident, passed away peacefully the evening of September 22, 2016. He had suffered with COPD for several years and although Dennis faced serious health concerns, he was a fighter until the very end. He was born in Racine to Jerome and Margaret Heegeman and lived in the Fox Cities for most of his life. As a youngster, Dennis was involved in...
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Jerika Bolen

December 21, 2001 - September 22, 2016

A full obituary will appear when ready. Online condolences may be offered here for Jerika's family.
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Frederick Motschman

May 23, 1929 - September 22, 2016

Frederick "Ted" William Motschman, age 87, died on Thursday, September 22, 2016. Ted was born May 23, 1929 to the late Frederick and Amanda (Smyth) Motschman. After his father Frederick Motschman died, his mother married Frederick Cobb of Green Bay. Ted graduated from Lake Forest Academy and from Lawrence University with a degree in English. Ted built the Mt. La Crosse Ski Resort from the ground...
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Thomas A. Malkowski

February 18, 1967 - September 20, 2016

Tommy Malkowski, age 49 of Appleton, went to heaven to be with Jesus on September 20, 2016. Tommy had battled Primary Amyloidosis for some ten years. He was born in Kaukauna on February 18, 1967, the son of the late Thomas Malkowski, Sr. and Judy Malkowski who resides in Fremont. After high school, Tom attended Fox Valley Technical College and became a journeyman welder. He had several jobs...
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Scott G. Henry

May 12, 1970 - September 20, 2016

Scott G. Henry, age 46 of Green Bay, passed away unexpectedly on September 20, 2016 due to a seizure disorder. Scott was born on May 12, 1970 in Fond Du Lac Wisconsin. His parents were Carl Brandt and Mary (Henry) Brandt. He was a graduate of Oshkosh West High School. He was formerly employed by Hardees in Oshkosh and Perkins in Oshkosh as a manager. Most recently he worked in Roofing. Scott was...
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Leone H. Berg

November 30, 1923 - September 20, 2016

Leone Henrietta (DeGroot) Berg passed away peacefully on September 20 2016, after 92 wonderful years. Marilyn, her daughter, and her grandson Eric were with her. She was born in Niagara, Wisconsin on November 30, 1923, to Nellie and James DeGroot. They eventually moved to Kimberly then Little Chute where she graduated from St. John's High School. She worked at Fox River Paper Mill until Jerry ...
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Ruth J. Weyenberg

August 22, 1928 - September 19, 2016

Ruth J. Weyenberg, age 88 of Clintonville, passed away on September 19, 2016. Ruth was born on August 22, 1928 in Merrill Wisconsin to Iver and Edna (Plamann) Thompson. She was a graduate of Merrill High School. In high school, she was sent to a statewide competition for Forensics. On July 12, 1958 she married Alvin Weyenberg in Appleton, Wisconsin and he preceded her in death. She was a long...
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Robert H. Weyenberg

December 29, 1929 - September 18, 2016

Robert H. Weyenberg, age 86 passed away on Sunday, September 18, 2016, at his home in Black Creek after a lengthy illness. Robert "Bob" was born December 29, 1929 to the late Louis and Anna (Van Deraa) Weyenberg, of Kimberly. Bob was united in marriage to IlaMae Storma and they have been married for 21 years. Bob was a man of many talents and much enthusiasm. Sociable and multi-talented, Bob...
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Gretchen L. Seidel

January 10, 1919 - September 18, 2016

Gretchen L. "Gret" Seidel, age 97, of Kimberly, went to be with her Lord on Sunday, September 18, 2016. Gret was born on January 10, 1919, in Dorchester, Wisconsin, the daughter of Edward and Isabel Fuchsgruber. Gret married Art Seidel on September 22, 1941, and he preceded her in death on January 23, 2008. Gretchen was an incredible mother, cook, and homemaker. Her character exemplified the...
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Robert L. Huntington, Sr.

December 18, 1932 - September 17, 2016

Robert L. Huntington Sr., age 83 years, of Menasha, passed away at his home in the care of his loving family on September 17, 2016. He was born on December 18, 1932 in Shawano, WI to his parents Harley and Harriet Louise (Mayberry) Huntington. He attended Shawano High School for 2 years. He was later drafted into the US Army and served state-side at Holloman AFB in New Mexico serving in the...
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Walter J. Steffens

March 6, 1929 - September 16, 2016

Walter J. "Wally" Steffens, 87, passed away on Friday, September 16, 2016 at home. Wally was born on March 6, 1929 to Fred and Jeannetta (Probst) Steffens in Little Chute. He served in the US Army during the Korean War. He was united in marriage to Audrey Spaulding on September 5, 1955 and they had four children. On November 30, 1977 he married Ruth Rader. Wally worked for Fox River Paper...
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Myron Torzala

December 10, 1941 - September 15, 2016

Myron Torzala age 74, of Kimberly, Wisconsin passed away with family by his side in his home on Thursday, September 15, 2016 one day before his 49th wedding anniversary to Judy. He was born on December 10, 1941 to his parents, Helen and Stanley Torzala and lived with them and his siblings on the family farm in Crivitz, WI. Myron moved to the greater Milwaukee, WI area after graduating from...
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Eugene V. Vallafskey

August 13, 1936 - September 15, 2016

Gene Vallafskey, age 80 of Shiocton, was called home to Jesus' side on Thursday night, September 15, 2016. Gene was born in Appleton on August 13, 1936, son of the late Verne and Verona (Voigt) Vallafskey. He attended Shiocton High School, and served two tours of duty with the United States Army, totaling eight years. Prior to his entry into the Army, he married the former Carol Fehrman on...
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Lee G. Vils

November 13, 1951 - September 15, 2016

Lee G. Vils, age 64, of Appleton, passed away on Thursday, September 15, 2016. He was born on November 13, 1951 to the late George and Frances (DeCoster) Vils in Appleton. Lee graduated from Kaukauna High School in 1970. He then proudly served his country in the U.S. Army (Military Police) for three years in Germany. He was employed with Thilmany paper mill in Kaukauna for over thirty years as a...
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James Ellenbecker

November 29, 1951 - September 15, 2016

James "Jim" Reinold Ellenbecker, age 64, of Appleton, passed away unexpectedly yet peacefully on Thursday, September 15, 2016, at the Atrium Post-Acute Care of Appleton. Jim was born on November 29, 1951, son of the late Reinold and Donna (Holcomb) Ellenbecker. He attended Appleton West High School and on July 6, 1974, he married the love of his life Loretta Nault. They recently celebrated...
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Duaine Wilke

March 14, 1933 - September 15, 2016

Duaine A. "Dewey" Wilke, 83, passed away on Thursday, September 15, 2016 surrounded by his family at home. Dewey was born on March 14, 1933 to John and Clara (Kamp) Wilke. Dewey served in the US Army during the Korean War. He was united in marriage to Rita Uttecht on November 26, 1983. Dewey retired from Menasha Corporation after 40 years. He loved golfing, bowling, playing ping pong and was...
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Norma N. Gracey

April 18, 1925 - September 14, 2016

Norma Niven Gracey was called to eternal life September 14th 2016. She was born Norma Alice Niven on Saturday, April 18th 1925 in Niagara Falls, Ontario to William Niven and Mimi, pronounced Mehmie ( Yearsley ) Niven. She married Laurence Eugene Gracey of Niagara Falls March 21st 1953 at St. Stephen's Anglican Church in the same city. After marriage, Larry and Norma moved to Bloomington,...
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Virginia L. Gould

May 18, 1930 - September 10, 2016

Virginia Lowell Gould, age 86 of Appleton and also a longtime Kaukauna resident, passed away peacefully on September 10, 2016 at the Darboy Living Center. Virginia was born in Camden, Maine on May 18, 1930, daughter of the late Ernest and Christine (Cooper) Lowell. In November of 1964, she married Richard Gould and together, the couple had three sons. Virginia retired from the Kaukauna Public...
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Delia C. Hauser

July 17, 1914 - September 10, 2016

Delia Schumacher Hauser was born in Kaukauna on July 17, 1914, daughter of the late John and Anna (DeBruin) DeCoster. Delia married William Schumacher on June 27, 1939 at St. Mary's Church in Kaukauna, and together the couple raised three daughters and two sons. William preceded her in death on March 8, 1970. Later Delia married Carl Hauser, he also preceded her in death. At the age of 93, Delia...
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Lavonne DeBroux

September 13, 1939 - September 10, 2016

Lavonne "Von" DeBroux, 76, passed away peacefully on Saturday, September 10, 2016 at Theda Care Medical Center, Appleton. Von was born on September 13, 1939 to Jerome and Mildred (Hurst) Dreger. On May 9, 1959 she was united in marriage to Leonard DeBroux in Kaukauna. Von was a very active person and loved playing softball, golfing, bowling, and shooting pool. She enjoyed watching the...
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David P. Coonen

February 23, 1929 - September 10, 2016

David Peter Coonen, age 87, founder of the pioneering Menasha Men's Club, passed away peacefully on September 10, 2016.  David was born on February 23, 1929 in Kimberly, WI to Henry and Elizabeth (Blaha) Coonen.  In 1937, Henry "Hammer Hank" moved the family along, with his gas station and auto repair business, to Menasha, WI. Dave grew up working in his...
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Kathleen C. Redlin

June 4, 1926 - September 9, 2016

Age 90, a retired medical records director died September 9, 2016 at the Valley VNA, Neenah. Kathleen was born April 14, 1926 in Menasha. Kathleen's family ran one of Menasha's original breweries the Menasha Brew Company and Winz Park is named for her family. Kathleen attended Menasha High and was a 1948 graduate of the University of Wisconsin with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology. ...
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Margaret Captaine

October 26, 1946 - September 9, 2016

Margaret "Peg" Captaine, age 69, passed away on Friday, September 09, 2016 at home. Margaret was born on October 26, 1946 to the late Jerome Sr. and Beatrice (O'Conner) Captaine. She graduated from Xavier High School in 1964. After some further education and travel, she began work with Outagamie County as their Benefits Coordinator and retired after working there for twenty years. Margaret loved...
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Mary A. Golla

October 4, 1941 - September 6, 2016

Mary A. Golla, 74, of Appleton passed away on September 6, 2016. Mary was born on October 4, 1941 in Menasha to Harry and Irene (Zenefski) Scovronski. She was a graduate of St. Mary High School in Menasha. She always viewed her most important job to be raising her children. She was a single mother who raised 3 children on her own. She also worked at Spencer Plank. She was a member of St....
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Gregory Hauser

November 16, 1962 - September 6, 2016

In loving memory of Gregory Louis Hauser, age 53, who passed away unexpectedly on September 6, 2016. Greg was born in Appleton on November 16, 1962, to Patricia (Mader) Gordon and the late David Hauser. He proudly served his country in the United States Air Force from July of 1981 through April of 1988. Greg traveled with the USAF to destinations such as Alaska, Italy and turmoil-torn Saudi...
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Justin A. Johnson

January 31, 2004 - September 6, 2016

Justin Johnson, age 12 of Kaukauna, lost his life in a tragic accident on September 6, 2016. Justin was born in Appleton on January 31, 2004, the son of Jaime Lowery, and had just begun the 7th grade at River View Middle School in Kaukauna. His friends and classmates will remember him for his scooter skills, his love for fishing and playing video games, and bewildering friends and family with...
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Eva E. Ostermeier

June 28, 1926 - September 6, 2016

Eva Ostermeier left this world on Tuesday, September 6th with her family by her bedside. Eva Erika Jilg, who turned 90 on June 28, was born in 1926 to Max and Augustine Jilg in the small village of Marienthal, Czechoslovakia. As a child, Eva enjoyed athletics, such as track and field events. After World War II, Eva and her parents became refugees, and moved to Rosenheim, Germany. It was there,...
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Victor J. Schmidt

April 19, 1937 - September 6, 2016

Victor J. "Vic" Schmidt, age 79 of Appleton, passed away on September 6. 2016 with his family at his side. Vic was born on April 19, 1937 to Alvin and Gladys Schmidt in the Town of Hartland in Shawano County. He attended St. Paul Lutheran School and Bonduel High School. After graduation in 1956 he served his country honorably as a member of the U.S. Marine Corps. For 2 years. Vic then worked at...
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Harry E. Olszewski

October 19, 1934 - September 6, 2016

Harry was delivered by a neighbor woman on October 19, 1934, in a log cabin that his father built in Beaver, Wisconsin. Harry was the second son of the late Anton and Helen (Osmanski) Olszewski. He grew up in rural northern Wisconsin where he graduated from Crivitz High School in 1952. Harry proudly served in the US Army for 3 years (spec 5) and several years in the National Guard – 32nd...
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Thomas G. Starke

December 19, 1940 - September 5, 2016

Thomas G. Starke 75 formally of Kaukauna passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family at Matthews Senior Living in Menasha on September 5, 2016. He was born on December 19, 1940 to the late Gilbert and Lillian (Chopin) Starke. Thomas graduated from Kaukauna High in 1959. He went on to attend Outagamie County Teachers College and graduated in 1962. He taught school for a couple of years...
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Nathalie H. Wunderlich

July 8, 1923 - September 5, 2016

Nathalie Wunderlich, age 93 of Appleton passed away at the Appleton Medical Center on Monday, September 5, 2016. She was born July 8, 1923, daughter of the late Ervin and Viola (Meltz) Schmit. A 1940 graduate of the Appleton High School, she later married Wally Wunderlich. Wally preceded Nathalie in death in 1997. She was a longtime and faithful member of Mount Olive Ev. Lutheran Church in...
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Patrick Boleyn-Fitzgerald

September 4, 2016

Patrick A. Boleyn-Fitzgerald died Sunday, September 4, 2016 at his home in Appleton, Wisconsin with his wife, children, and two of his siblings at his side. He was 50 years old. Through a long and painful journey with kidney cancer, Patrick was able to call upon his clear mind and kind heart to meet each challenge with patience, humor, and gratitude. For two decades, he had actively cultivated...
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Andrew Gustaf Sakis

June 3, 1971 - September 4, 2016

Andrew "Andy" Gustaf Sakis, age 45, passed away on the afternoon of September 4, 2016. Andy was being visited and comforted by family and friends at the Atrium Post-Acute Care of Appleton at the time of his passing. Andy was born on June 3, 1971 in Menasha, Wisconsin. He was the youngest child of Arnold and Beverly Sakis. Andy had a few different careers throughout his life. He started out as...
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Molly Chapleau

May 13, 1937 - September 4, 2016

Molly Chapleau was born in Appleton, Wisconsin on May 13th, 1937. She entered Heaven's gates on September 3rd, 2016. Molly, a long-time resident of Menasha, is survived by her loving children and spouses; David (Jane) Chapleau, Sara (Mark) Olson, Aimee Chapleau, Jon Chapleau; grandchildren Annee (Dustin) Huepenbecker, Christine Chapleau, Stephanie Chapleau, Cally Wachholz, soon-to-be-great...
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Kate Roemer Wilson

March 1, 1928 - September 4, 2016

Kate Wilson, age 88 of Appleton, passed away at Brewster Village in Appleton. Kate was born in Chicago on March 1, 1928, daughter of John and Caroline (Pier) Roemer. She was a graduate of East High School in Denver, and earned her degree in elementary education from the University of Whitewater. Kate was a lifetime member of the Theta Sigma Upsilon sorority. Throughout her life her teaching...
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Gordon F. Bates

September 23, 1951 - September 4, 2016

Gordon F. Bates, 64 years, passed away surrounded by his loving family at his residence in Appleton on September 4, 2016. Gordy was born to Donald G. And Lucille H. Bates (Anderson) on September 23, 1951 in Charles City, Iowa. He was in the Class of 1971 at Chilton High School when he enlisted into the US Army during the Vietnam War. He dutifully served his country and returned to the Fox...
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Susan A. Petznick

February 24, 1938 - September 3, 2016

Susan A. Petznick, age 78, of Appleton passed away on September 3rd 2016, at Rennes, In Appleton. She was born on February 24th, 1938 the daughter of Matt and Lillie (Koeller) Lenhart. Susan completed grade school and some vocational school training. She was employed at Kresge's, Custo Cleaners and Valley Packaging. She enjoyed spending time with her cats, "rummage sale-ing", visits to the...
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Fredrick Arno

May 26, 1936 - September 1, 2016

Fredrick "Fred" C. Arno, age 80, of Neenah, passed away on Wednesday, September 1, 2016. He was born on May 26, 1936 in Menasha to the late Fredrick J. and Lydia (Kopiske) Arno. Fred's family relocated to Wittenberg where he eventually met his high school sweetheart, Beverly Stai. Fred graduated from the Wittenberg High School in 1956 and later that same year in October Fred married Beverly. They...
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Rose Ann Mirkes

April 19, 1939 - August 31, 2016

Rose Schumacher Mirkes, age 77, of Appleton, was called to Jesus Christ our Savior on August 31, 2016. She was born at home on the family's farm; the daughter of the late Henry and Agnes (Biese) Schumacher. Rose was married to Robert Mirkes for eighteen years and together they were blessed with two beautiful daughters. She is survived by her two daughters, Dorothy Mirkes Lopez and Debbie Mirkes;...
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Rachel Emily Dumke

April 19, 1911 - August 31, 2016

Rachel Dumke, age 105, of Appleton, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, August 31, 2016, at Rennes Health and Rehab Center. Rachel was born in Seymour on the Tubbs family farm on April 19, 1911, to the late George and Lavina (Hahn) Tubbs, in the house that still stands on Tubbs Rd, two miles north of Seymour. Her life was long, simple, and many times difficult. Her early years were spent...
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Donald R. Vanderloop

May 24, 1929 - August 31, 2016

Don Vanderloop, age 87 of Kaukauna, was called to heaven early on the morning of August 31, 2016. Don was born in Indiana on May 24, 1929, son of the late Martin and Delia (Freeman) Vanderloop. On September 4, 1954, he married Bernice Schultz at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Greenville. The couple was just days short of celebrating sixty-two wonderful years together. Before beginning forty-four...
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Harold Schumacher

February 3, 1923 - August 30, 2016

Elaine joined her husband, other relatives and friends in a Heavenly reunion on August 30, 2016, while Pastor Sauer (St. Peter's Ev. Lutheran Church – Sturgeon Bay) sang to her the hymn, Abide with Me. Following a short hospitalization for a chronic heart condition, she was being cared for at Ministry Door County Skilled Nursing Facility. The last several months of her life were spent with...
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May B. Cook

May 27, 1919 - August 29, 2016

May B. Cook, 97, passed away on Monday, August 29, 2016 at the Theda Care Hospice Residence. May was born on May 27, 1919 in Appleton to Jacob and Mary (Schroeder) Bergacker. On November 6, 1937 she was united in marriage to Ralph Cook. May was a charter member of Grace Lutheran Church, where she was an active member of the choir and sang for many weddings. She enjoyed telling stories of...
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Ronald Luebke

August 9, 1960 - August 28, 2016

On August 28, 2016 a wonderful, thoughtful, caring man was taken from us too soon. Ronald Gordon Luebke was born on August 9, 1960, in Neenah, WI to the late Daniel and Mabel (Hanson) Luebke, and left this world in the early morning of August 28, 2016. On September 29, 2012, Ronny married the love of his life, LynLee Marie Fries, in Ellison Bay overlooking the beautiful Bay of Green Bay. Ronny...
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Janet G. Zwicker

March 5, 1934 - August 28, 2016

Janet Grace Zwicker died Sunday, August 28, 2016 with family members and her puppy Fritzy at her side. She was born on March 5, 1934 in Appleton, Wisconsin, the daughter of the late Chester and Amanda (Roth) Peters. On July 22nd 1950 she married the love of her life, David Lyle Zwicker and they recently celebrated their 66th wedding anniversary. Together they raised their six children. ...
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Roegene R. Weber

January 17, 1925 - August 27, 2016

Roegene "Jean" R. Weber (Rabideau), 91 years, of Menasha passed away in the quiet of her home on August 27, 2016. She was born to her loving parents Edward and Mable (Tonnon) Rabideau on January 17, 1925 in Neenah. She was raised in the parish of St. Margaret Mary and always active in her church. Jean enjoyed couples and singles bowling, was active in the YMCA, the Merry Makers Dance Club and...
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Diana M. Smith

October 26, 1951 - August 26, 2016

Diana Marie Smith, age 64, of Appleton, died Friday August 26, 2016 at St. Elizabeth Hospital, Appleton, from acute respiratory distress syndrome. She was born in Bridgeton, New Jersey on October 26, 1951, daughter of Duncan and Hilary (Cannell) Smith. Diana married David Dodd on May 1, 1988. As a young adult in the 'seventies, Diana was involved with many of the causes of the day, protesting...
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John Paul Bittner

April 25, 1948 - August 26, 2016

John Paul Bittner, 68, of Appleton died peacefully surrounded by his family on Friday, leaving this earthly plane much, much too soon. A loving husband, father, and grandfather, he succumbed to the damage caused by an abdominal aortic aneurysm following a two-week hospital stay. Born into a large – and growing -- family on April 25, 1948 in Mosinee, John met the love of his life and his...
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Margaret Heindl

July 9, 1938 - August 26, 2016

Margaret L. "Dolly" Heindl, age 78 of Menasha passed away on August 26, 2016. Dolly was born on July 9, 1938 in Appleton Wisconsin to Emmett and Dorothy (Felzer) Vanden Hoogan. During her life Dolly held several jobs. She was retired from Kimberly Clark but, she also tended bar and enjoyed that very much. She was always a hard worker. She enjoyed fishing, gardening and painting statuary. She...
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Barbara A. Resch

August 19, 1939 - August 25, 2016

Barbara Ann Resch, age 77 years, of Menasha, passed away at her home on Thursday August 25, 2016 . She was born on August 19, 1939 in Neenah, Wisconsin to Marcella (Schwartzbauer) and Leonard Resch. Barbara lived her early years in the comfort and care of her family playing card games and community time at church activities including bingo. Barbara was a graduate of St. Mary's High School in...
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Joshua P. Krablean-Wolf

July 17, 1989 - August 24, 2016

Joshua Paul Krablean-Wolf, 27 years, of Pulaski died August 24, 2016 at St. Vincent Hospital, Green Bay, after an accident on August 23, 2016 in Pulaski, while doing his most passionate activity, riding his motorcycle. Josh was born on July 17, 1989 in Neenah. He was a graduate of Hilbert High School in 2007. Josh was a hard worker. He started with paper delivery at age 10, bussed tables at...
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Amy C. Weiss

November 23, 1922 - August 24, 2016

Amy C. Weiss, age 93, of Appleton, passed away peacefully at The Heritage, Appleton, on Wednesday, August 24, 2016. How do you sum up 93 years of living in a small column of words? Amy Claire O'Neill Slattery Weiss was born to Matthew and Cecilia O'Neill on November 23, 1922. They would have described her as an easy going child. Her siblings would say that she was a witty Irish "gal." Amy's...
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Dolores A. Grams

August 22, 1921 - August 24, 2016

Dolores A. Grams, 95 of Appleton passed away on August 24, 2016. Dolores was born on August 22, 1921 to Henry and Lena (Meyer) Poth. She graduated High School in Sheboygan. On September 28, 1940 she married Alton Grams in Sheboygan and he preceded her in death on November 16, 2003. Alton and Dolores owned and operated Grams Food Market in North Prairie. She was a member of Good Shepherd Lutheran...
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Kenneth O. Plamann

April 7, 1930 - August 24, 2016

Kenneth O. Plamann, age 86, of Appleton, passed away at Cherry Meadows in Appleton, on Tuesday, August 23, 2016. Ken was born on April 7, 1930, in Appleton, to the late William and Rose Plamann. He married Gwendolyn Testin on May 26, 1951, in the Town of Freedom; she preceded him in death on September 8, 2008. Ken proudly served his country in the United States Navy during the Korean War. He...
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Mary Jane Stover

July 30, 1926 - August 24, 2016

Mary Jane Stover, age 90 of Kaukauna, passed away on Wednesday morning, August 24, 2016 at St. Paul Home in Kaukauna. Mary Jane was born in Minnesota on July 30, 1926, daughter of the late Daniel and Mary (Aldrich) Lewis. She married Loren Stover, and the couple was blessed with four children. For twenty-five years the family resided in the Seymour area, and also lived near Stiles for twenty...
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Carl A. Lemmers

November 18, 1923 - August 23, 2016

Carl A. Lemmers "Ears", age 92, left this world on August 23, free of pain and ready to join the baseball team in heaven. He was born on November 18, 1923, to George and Emma (Bouressa) Lemmers in Kimberly. After high school, he joined the Navy and proudly served in the U.S.Naval Air Corps. Upon returning home, he married his high school sweetheart, Rita A. Josephs, on January 19, 1946, and this...
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Irene D. Reinhardt

August 22, 2016

Irene D. Reinhardt (Nichols), age 85, died on August 22, 2016 in Appleton. Irene was born, in Appleton, the daughter of the late Walter and Henrietta (Pankow) Nichols. Irene married Roger Reinhardt on October 12, 1957 in Menasha. He preceded her in death on April 18, 2004. In retirement Roger and Irene enjoyed golfing and traveling with friends. A few of the trips included the Masters Golf...
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Susan K. Vanden Boogard

August 22, 2016 - August 22, 2016

Sue Vanden Boogard, age 59 of Little Chute, passed away on Friday, August 19, 2016, following a very brief illness. Sue was born in Shawano on November 12, 1956, daughter of the late Gerald and Patsy (Berndt) Childs. In 1975, Sue graduated from Kaukauna High School, and later married Butch Vanden Boogard at Bethany Lutheran Church in Kaukauna in 1976. For nearly forty years, Sue was employed at...
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Kole Knight

May 28, 1985 - August 19, 2016

Kole Knight, 31 passed away on Friday, August 19, 2016. Kole was born on May 28, 1985 to Kelly and Debbie (Jackson) Knight in Neenah. Kole is survived by his mother Debbie Knight, his sisters; Katie (AJ Jourdan) Knight, Kelly (Jake) Weber, nieces; Kayla, Katrina, Kasandra, Kya, and Kora. Kole was preceded in death by his father Kelly D. Knight. The memorial service for Kole will be held on...
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John W. Allen

April 1, 1935 - August 18, 2016

John W. Allen, age 81, passed away peacefully on August 18, 2016 after a long battle with Alzheimer's disease. John was born on April 1, 1935 to the late John and Elfreida (Krautner) Allen. He graduated from Plymouth High School and went on to receive his Bachelor's degree as a chemist from Lakeland College. John's first job was at Appleton Papers, where he spent 39 years, working his way up to...
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Mary Pearl Koehne

May 19, 1919 - August 17, 2016

Mary Pearl Koehne, wife, mother and grandmother passed away on August 17, 2016. Pearl was born on May 19, 1919 to Oliver and Jane (Hazen) Casey in Kaukauna, WI. Pearl lived in Kaukauna her entire life. She graduated from St. Mary's School, Kaukauna High School and attended the University of Wisconsin Madison. Pearl married her high school classmate Arthur Koehne on September 13, 1952. ...
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Robert Benny Sojka

October 16, 1935 - August 16, 2016

Robert "Bob" Benny Sojka, age 80, of Appleton, passed away on Tuesday August 16, 2016. He was born on October 16, 1935 to the late Benjamin and Amelia (Terpkosh) Sojka in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Bob graduated from Cedar Rapids Wilson High School in 1954 and then joined the National Guard. He served from 1954 until 1960. Bob married Joyce on October 20, 1973 in San Jose, California. After their...
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Barbara M. Porter

January 25, 1922 - August 16, 2016

Barbara M. Porter, 94 years, passed away at St. Paul Home, Kaukauna on August 16, 2016. She was born January 25, 1922 to her loving parents David J. and Catherine (Kuborn) Porter in Kimberly, Wisconsin. She was a graduate of Kimberly High School and attended a business school in Milwaukee before she obtained work at Appleton Office Supply where she enjoyed 41 years of employment. She furthered...
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Eunice Reider

December 16, 1924 - August 16, 2016

Eunice "Eunie" Reider, 91 ½, passed away on Tuesday, August 16, 2016 at St. Elizabeth Hospital. Eunice was born on December 16, 1924 to Henry and Margaret (Biese) Van Zeeland in Appleton. She worked in Sturgeon Bay during WWII as "Rosie the riveter" and later met her husband, Tom, while working at Appleton Wire Works. Eunice was united in marriage to Thomas Reider on October 11, 1947...
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William Paul Schmitzer

May 11, 1922 - August 16, 2016

William P. Schmitzer 94, is sleeping with the angels after passing away peacefully at his home on August 16, 2016 surrounded by his loving wife of 69 years, Mary Lou; devoted children William (Jean) Schmitzer of Rice Lake, daughter Kathryn Ann Keddell and adoptive daughter Cheryl Koepke of Neenah, and his best grandson Kyle (April) Keddell of Black Creek who will miss him greatly. Bill was born...
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Gerald C. Marcoe

February 18, 1941 - August 15, 2016

Gerald "Jerry" C. Marcoe, age 75 of Fond du Lac, passed away at his home after a two-year battle with brain cancer on Monday, August 15, 2016. He was born in Fond du Lac on February 18, 1941 to Clarence and Vera (Loehr). Jerry attended and graduated from Fond du Lac High School and went on to enlist in the US Navy where he was stationed in California. Jerry briefly moved back to Fond du Lac where...
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Lois J. Schommer

June 15, 1936 - August 14, 2016

Our loving wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, sister, and aunt passed in her sleep early Sunday morning on August, 14, 2016. Lois Frank Schommer was born June 15, 1936, daughter of the late Melbourne and Dorothy (Jansen) Frank. She married Dan Schommer on June 28, 1958. Together they had four children. Lois grew up on the "Marsh" and her childhood was filled with fun and adventure. ...
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Richard Hankemeier

February 26, 1965 - August 13, 2016

Richard A. "Rick" Hankemeier, 51 of Menasha, passed away on August 13, 2016, after a courageous battle with cancer. Rick was born on February 26, 1965 in Appleton to Jerold and Mary (Weber) Hankemeier. He was a 1983 graduate of Menasha High School. He attended Fox Valley Technical College to become a sheet metal journeyman. He was employed with Bassett Mechanical for 32 years, where he became...
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Joseph A. Kronser

April 10, 1927 - August 13, 2016

Joseph Kronser, age 89 of Appleton, passed away at Century Oaks on August 13, 2016. Joe was born in Appleton on April 10, 1927, son of the late Francis and Valeria (Horky) Kronser. He was a 1945 graduate of Appleton High School and entered the United States Navy where he served as a Pharmacist's Mate Third Class. He was discharged in 1946 and was presented with the World War II Victory Medal. ...
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Fred C. Hulsey

October 26, 1928 - August 13, 2016

Fred C. Hulsey, 87, passed away on Saturday, August 13, 2016 at home. Fred was born on October 26, 1928 in Newman, Kentucky to Van and Helen (Sapp) Hulsey. On August 27, 1951 he was united in marriage to Dorothy Bush and they were two weeks shy of their 65th wedding anniversary. Fred was a seven year veteran of the U.S. Army serving in Japan, the Korean Conflict with the 8063 MASH unit, and...
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Phillip J. Kosik, Sr.

July 18, 1942 - August 13, 2016

Phillip J. Kosik Sr., 74 years, passed away August 13, 2016 in his home with his loved ones present. He was the first of three sons born to his loving parents, Steven J. and Josephine M. (Walla) Kosik. Phillip was a graduate of Forman High School in Chicago, IL in 1961. He worked at Chicago Rotoprint during high school years until being drafted into the Army in 1964. Upon his return from serving...
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Donald Strutz

May 6, 1923 - August 13, 2016

Donald Strutz, age 93, of Appleton, passed away on August 13, 2016, at Theda Care Medical Center, Appleton. Donald is survived by his wife: Natalie Doman Strutz; two daughters: Christine Nicholas and Stephanie Manka; sons-in-law Craig Manka and Patrick Nicholas; four grandsons: Brian Garrett, Ryan (Ilona) Huolihan, Matthew (Amy) Vanden Boogart; and Andrew (Kate) Vanden Boogart; and his six...
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Harold Breaker

March 30, 1930 - August 13, 2016

Harold Breaker, age 86, of Appleton, passed away at Theda Care Regional Medical Center in Neenah on August 13, 2016. Harold was born on March 30, 1930, in Neenah, to the late Harry and Elizabeth (Belongea) Breaker. He married Joan Jandrin on May 30, 1959, in Appleton. Harold proudly served his country in the United States Navy from 1949 to 1952. He was a lithographic pressman for the George...
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Judith Steindorf

April 24, 1936 - August 12, 2016

Judith O. Steindorf, 80, passed away on August 12, 2016. Judy was born April 24, 1936 to the late John and Shirley (Taylor) Owen. She graduated from Neenah high school and went on to receive her Journalism degree from UW Madison. While working toward her degree, she met her husband Ronald Steindorf and in 1959 they were united in marriage. They had been married for 57 years. Judy enjoyed PEO,...
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Richard M. Van Dyke

January 6, 1936 - August 11, 2016

Richard M. "Dick" Van Dyke, age 80 of Kimberly passed away on August 11, 2016 at his home. Dick was born on January 6, 1936 in Wrightstown, Wisconsin to Richard and Esther (Davis) Van Dyke. He was a graduate of Wrightstown High School. After graduation he served his country as a member of the U.S. Navy. In 1956, Dick met the love of his life, Yvonne Chappa. On August 30, 1958, they were married...
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William M. Mattern

November 12, 1930 - August 11, 2016

William M. Mattern, age 85 of Menasha, passed away on Thursday, August 11, 2016. He was born on November 12, 1930 in Menasha to the late Michael and Matilda (Krause) Mattern. Bill graduated from Menasha High School in 1949. After High School, William served in the US Army in Germany during the Korean War. When he returned home from Germany he married Shirley Hietpas in Little Chute on August 21,...
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Elaine L. Kluge

May 6, 1928 - August 11, 2016

Elaine L. Kluge 88 passed away at her home surrounded by her loving family on August 11, 2016. She was born on May 6, 1928 to the late Nyman and Edna (Carlson) Rasmussen in Waupaca, WI. She married Paul Kluge on September 7, 1977 In Hawaii. She had a love for reading, crocheting, putting puzzles together, singing, traveling, spending time at their trailer in Wild Rose, doing her bible studies...
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Craig P. Schmidt

February 6, 1973 - August 10, 2016

Craig P. Schmidt 43 passed away on August 10, 2016. He was born on February 06, 1973 to Richard and Mary (Schuetter) she preceded him in death. He graduated from Menasha High School in 1991. Craig spent his time with an interest in aviation earning a Private Pilot License in 2000, building airplanes, both models and experimental. Craig loved music and played both the guitar and trumpet playing in...
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Richard Capelle, Jr.

April 13, 1933 - August 10, 2016

Richard (Dick) Frederick Capelle Jr., age 83, went to be with the Lord on the evening of Wednesday, August 10 after a courageous battle with cancer. He was born April 13, 1933 in Weyewega, WI to the late Richard and Luicille (Bork) Capelle. Dick served our great country in the United States Army. He worked the majority of his career for the City of Neenah driving heavy machinery. In retirement,...
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Robert Schumacher

October 18, 1973 - August 8, 2016

Robert V. Schumacher (Bob), age 42, of Appleton, passed away peacefully feeling the love and support of family and friends on August 8, 2016. Bob faced a 6.5-year challenge battling brain cancer. He was born on October 18, 1973 to Charlie and Mary Ann (Dvorachek) Schumacher. He met Melissa (Stein) in 1996, and on July 8, 2000 they were married. In 2005 they celebrated the birth of their...
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Eleanor Rahmlow

November 21, 1919 - August 8, 2016

Eleanor M. Rahmlow, age 96, passed away at Carolina Manor, Appleton, on Monday, August 8, 2016, from congestive heart failure. She was born on November 21, 1919, the daughter of Louis and Alma (Court) Timm. Eleanor was baptized and confirmed at Trinity Lutheran Church-Ellington and was a member during her younger years. She married Wilbert B. Rahmlow on October 12, 1940, at Trinity Lutheran...
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Robert J. Wiegman

August 30, 1948 - August 6, 2016

Robert "Bob" John Wiegman, age 67, was called home to his heavenly Father on August 6, 2016 in Appleton, Wisconsin after a short and courageous battle with pancreatic cancer. Bob was born in Chicago, Illinois to Robert and Phyllis Wiegman on August 30, 1948. He graduated from Niles West High School in 1966. He then attended Milwaukee Lutheran Teachers College for two years where he met his...
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Marc C. Moe

May 14, 1955 - August 4, 2016

Marc Moe, age 61 of Appleton, passed away unexpectedly on Thursday morning, August 4, 2016 at St. Elizabeth Hospital. Marc was born in Eau Claire on May 14, 1955, son of the late John Moe and Shirley (nee Wilson) Moe who lives in Appleton. Marc was a 1973 graduate of Appleton East High School, and for many years owned and operated his own business, Sunshine Painting. On July 8, 1995, he...
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Roland K. Hebeler

December 10, 1946 - August 3, 2016

On Wednesday, August 3, 2016, Rollie Hebeler left for a place that we can only dream and believe in. Rollie was born on December 10, 1946 in Appleton to the late Joseph G. and Adrienne (Reider) Hebeler. He graduated from Xavier High School in Appleton in 1965 and went on to earn his Bachelors Degree in Music Education from the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh in 1970. Rollie married Mary Golueke...
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Ruth Dean

July 22, 1917 - August 3, 2016

Just days after celebrating her 99th birthday, Ruth passed away peacefully on August 3 at 1:30pm with her family at her side. She was born July 22, 1917 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, the daughter of William and Cecelia (Madel) Sullivan. Ruth graduated from Milwaukee State Teachers College in July, 1939. She dearly loved her profession, teaching kindergarten in Niagara, Menasha, Wauwatosa and Appleton....
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Grace K. Dercks

December 29, 1916 - August 3, 2016

Grace was blessed by her Lord during her life and now she has received the greatest blessing God has given her, life in heaven. She was baptized and confirmed at St. Paul Lutheran Church, Appleton. Grace K. (Wiedenhaupt) Dercks, age 99, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, August 3 at St. Paul's Home in Kaukauna. Grace was born December 29, 1916, in the town of Buchanan, growing up on the...
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Beverly F. Schroeder

June 28, 1934 - August 2, 2016

Beverly F. Schroeder, 82 of Kaukauna, passed away on August 2, 2016. Beverly was born in Appleton Wisconsin on June 28, 1934 to Harry and Loretta (Schuler) Horn. She was a 1952 graduate of Kaukauna High School. On October 31, 1953 she married the love of her life, Lawrence W. "Pee Wee" Schroeder and they enjoyed over 46 years together before he passed away on December 23, 1999. Beverly attended...
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Phyllis Lorraine Watson Denis Moore

August 1, 1925 - August 1, 2016

Phyllis L. Moore, age 91, of Appleton, both arrived and departed the Earth on August 1st. She was born in Sioux Falls, South Dakota in 1925 and soon moved to Wisconsin Rapids where she was a graduate of Lincoln High School in 1943. She married Ken H. Denis in August 1946 in Nekoosa, WI. They lived in Madison, Chicago, Detroit, and settled in Appleton in 1956. They were active members of the...
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John E. Howell

March 17, 1968 - July 31, 2016

John E. Howell, age 48, of Appleton, passed at his home on July 31, 2016. John was born on born March 17, 1968, the beloved son to Melba Howell (d. in 2001) and father John Howell; adored brother to Ryan and Angela. A force to be reckoned with, John was a former Marine who served in Desert Storm. A man who said what he meant and meant what he said, was revered by many. John was direct and...
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Michael R. Bourke

January 27, 1958 - July 30, 2016

Michael "Mike" R. Bourke, age 58 years, from Appleton, WI, formerly of Minneapolis, MN, passed away due to medical issues on July 30, 2016. Preceded in death by his father Robert W. Bourke, his mother Marjorie J. Thayer and his brother John Bourke. Survived by siblings Suzanne (Bob) Pukal, Loralee Thayer, Thomas (Cindy) Bourke, Julie Winkler, Mary (Steve) Bourke, Richard (Brooke) Thayer,...
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Marcia A. Golz

November 18, 1953 - July 30, 2016

Marcia A. Golz, age 62, of Oshkosh, passed away at her home on Saturday, July 30, 2016. Marcia was born on November 18, 1953, in Appleton, to the late Clarence and Margaret (Schneider) Kaufman. She married John Golz on July 22, 2005, in Oshkosh. Until her retirement as a Registered Nurse, Marcia was Head of Jail Health Services for Outagamie County. She was an avid gardener, and well...
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Shirley Coonen SFO

August 24, 1956 - July 29, 2016

Shirley "Shirl" AnnMarie Coonen, SFO, age 59, of Appleton, was granted eternal peace on Friday, July 29, 2016, at home surrounded by the love of her family. Shirl was born on August 24, 1956, daughter of the late Norman and Anita (McKeever) VanDenWildenberg. Family, music, and social justice were the core gifts of Shirl's life. She experienced life through a variety of activities. As a...
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Randy Arnoldussen

October 31, 1952 - July 29, 2016

Randy "Bagger" Arnoldussen, age 63, passed away peacefully at ThedaCare – Appleton on July 29, 2016, following a short battle with bile duct cancer. His family was at his side. Randy was born on October 31, 1952 in Appleton, to the late Vern and Elizabeth "Betty" (Schrimpf) Arnoldussen. He attended St. Joseph Catholic School, and was a 1971 graduate of Xavier High School. Randy married...
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Gordon R. Meulemans

June 20, 1925 - July 29, 2016

Gordon Robert Meulemans, 91 years, of Combined Locks passed away July 28, 2016 at ThedaCare Hospice Center. He was born on June 20, 1925 in Wrightstown. Gordon grew up on a farm near Wrightstown losing his parents at a young age, then living with relatives and his uncle Charles Meulemans through High School. Gordon joined the Navy after graduation from Little Chute High School in 1943. ...
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Thomas A. Kaphingst

April 30, 1961 - July 27, 2016

Thomas A. Kaphingst, age 55, of Shiocton, passed away at Brewster Village, Appleton, on Wednesday, July 27, 2016. Tom was born on April 30, 1961, in Appleton to Barbara (Thorson) Kaphingst and the late Fred Kaphingst. He was employed as an electrician at Faith Technologies for over 20 years. Survivors include his children, Amanda Kaphingst and Alan Kaphingst; his former wife, Judy...
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Orlin A. Kahler

April 25, 1935 - July 27, 2016

Orlin Kahler, age 81, passed away on Wednesday, July 27, 2016. He was born on April 25, 1935 in the town of Center, son of the late Alvin and Lena (Moeller) Kahler. Orlie graduated from Shiocton High School in 1953 and became a Certified Machinist. He worked at American National Can until his retirement at age 61. Orlie was a proud veteran and served in the 32nd Division Army National Guard...
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