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Our Obituaries

Frank J. Schreiter

February 26, 1953 - January 18, 2017

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

November 18, 1941 - January 16, 2017

Dorothy Marie "Dodie" Mack, age 75 of Appleton, passed away on January 16, 2017, after a courageous battle with cancer. Dodie was born on November 18, 1941 in Highland Park Michigan to Harry and Dorothy Mae (Briggs) Norris. In 1973 she married Kenneth Mack and he preceded her in death on October 4, 2006 after 33 years together. Dodie was a longtime Appleton resident and worked as a Bus Driver...
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David Laux

February 25, 1940 - January 16, 2017

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

July 13, 1931 - January 14, 2017

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

May 12, 1917 - January 14, 2017

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

December 2, 1942 - January 14, 2017

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

May 20, 1937 - January 14, 2017

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

March 10, 1955 - January 14, 2017

Sheila M. (O'Hearn) Radke, 61 years, passed away January 14, 2017 at St. Elizabeth Hospital in Appleton, Wisconsin after a sudden illness, with her family by her side. She was born on March 10, 1955 to her loving parents Martin F. and Rosemary (Krug) O'Hearn Jr. in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin. She went to St. Patrick Catholic Grade School, Fond du Lac and furthered her education as a graduate of North...
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Arlene May Drews

May 31, 1927 - January 14, 2017

Arlene May Drews, 89, peacefully went to her Heavenly Home and into the arms of her Savior on Saturday, January 14, 2017 at Appleton Medical Center. Arlene was born on May 31, 1927 to Frank and Freda (Berndt) Kellerman at home. She and her twin brother Arlyn were baptized at home and she was confirmed at Grace Lutheran in Winchester. Arlene attended Mikesville School, graduated from Neenah...
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Floyd L. Baer

May 17, 1939 - January 13, 2017

Floyd L. Baer, 77 years, passed away January 13, 2017 at Brewster Village in Appleton, Wisconsin with his family by his side. He was born May 17, 1939 to his loving parents Aloysius and Ruby (Heller) Baer in Appleton, Wisconsin. They settled in Potter, Wisconsin and he was a graduate of Hilbert High School Class of 1959. After a short stint in the US Navy he married the love of his life Rita ...
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Della Jagla

October 1, 1927 - January 12, 2017

Della Waldoch (Young) Jagla, age 89, of Menasha, passed peacefully into the arms of angels on January 12, 2017, surrounded by her loved ones. Della was born October 1, 1927 to Peter and Monica (Kropidlowski) Waldoch. Della's primary focus in life was her family. She was a dedicated wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She was a devout Catholic and a member of St. Patrick Catholic...
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Meridene R. Massey

August 18, 1955 - January 11, 2017

Meridene R. Massey, 61, passed away on Wednesday, January 11, 2017 at Theda Care Regional Medical Center, Neenah. Meridene was born on August 18, 1955 to James and Mary (Bohlman) Watts in Fond du Lac. In the mid 70's she moved to the Fox Valley. She was united in marriage to Leroy Massey on April 6, 1979 and they had 28 years together until he passed away in 2007. Meridene worked in the...
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Katherine A. Nemecek

November 18, 1922 - January 11, 2017

Katherine A. "Katie" Nemecek (Peters), 94 years, passed away suddenly at her home in Menasha, Wisconsin on January 11, 2017. She was born November 18, 1922 to her loving parents Joseph and Pauline Peters in Denmark, Wisconsin. On July 4, 1940 Joseph and Katherine A. (Peters) Nemecek were married which lasted for 65 years until Joe's death on March 2, 2005. Katie was a flower designer for 55+...
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Anthony Van Wychen

January 31, 1922 - January 9, 2017

Anthony Van Wychen, age 94, passed away on Monday, January 9, 2017 at St. Paul Villa in Kaukauna. Tony was born on December 31, 1922 in Kaukauna, son of the late Henry and Anna (Stiltjes) Van Wychen. On June 4, 1946 he was united in marriage to Lillian Johanna Van Hoof at St. Nicholas Catholic Church in Freedom; they celebrated 70 years of marriage this past summer. Tony grew up on the family...
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Ryan T. Klim

July 7, 1995 - January 8, 2017

Ryan T. Klim, age 21, of Neenah, joined his grandpa and Uncle Randy in Heaven on Sunday, January 8, 2017. Ryan was born on July 7, 1995, in Appleton, to Tom and Angie Klim. Ryan was a 2013 graduate of Neenah High School and was currently a Business Marketing major at the University of Wisconsin—Eau Claire. During high school, Ryan was a People-to-People Student Ambassador, during which...
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Jerry T. Long

August 30, 1932 - January 8, 2017

Jerry T. Long, 84, passed away on Sunday, January 8, 2017, at St. Paul Home with his wife by his side. Jerry was born on August 30, 1932, to Loyd and Margaret (Lear) Long in Logansport, Indiana. He was united in marriage to Beverly Knox at the First Baptist Church in Lafayette, Indiana, on September 1, 1957. Jerry was a veteran having served in the US Army. He was a Boy Scout executive...
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Robert G. Plach

April 21, 1932 - January 8, 2017

Robert George Plach, age 84, of Menasha, passed away on Sunday, January 8, 2017. He was born in Little Chute, Wisconsin, on April 21, 1932 to Joseph and Magdalen (Decoster) Plach. Robert graduated from Appleton West High School in 1951. Robert was employed by the Gilbert Paper Company and retired in 1993. Robert enjoyed the game of baseball and was a devoted Chicago Cubs fan. He was finally able...
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Richard Mulder, Jr.

March 24, 1930 - January 8, 2017

Richard Mulder Jr., age 86, of Menasha, passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, January 8, 2017, at his home. On March 24, 1930, Richard was born in the Chicago area, the son of the late Richard and Pauline (Zakowiecke) Mulder. Richard married the love of his life, Theresa Binder, on October 1, 1955, in Mosinee. Richard enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping, gardening and simply spending time out in...
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Henry J. Van Nuland

September 15, 1952 - January 6, 2017

Henry J. Van Nuland, found eternal peace on January 6, 2017, at the age of 64. He will be dearly missed by his sisters, Lynn Sprangers (Mike Gousha) of Fox Point, WI and Debra (Steve) Weber of Carmel, IN, his three loving nieces, Amber (Chris) Van Den Berg of Westfield, IN, Lindsay (Mike) Emer of Wauwatosa, WI and Shannon (Brendan) Kelly, Minneapolis, MN and his grandniece and grandnephew Avery...
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Barbara J. Rettke

June 15, 1943 - January 6, 2017

Barbara J. Rettke née Rickert, age 73, of Appleton Passed away on Friday, January 6, 2017. She was born June 15, 1943. Barbara married her true soul mate Richard, at the home of their good friend and matchmaker Sandy Michalkiewicz on May 2, 1980. From that moment on Barbara became an instant mother to her two step-sons, Richard Stewart and Benjamin Todd, raising them as if they were her...
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Janet M. Linskens

November 2, 1934 - January 6, 2017

Janet Linskens, age 82, passed away peacefully on Friday morning, January 6, 2017. Alzheimer's Disease posed a battle that was too great. Janet was born in Kaukauna on November 2, 1934, daughter of the late Jacob and Leone (Krueger) Weyenberg. She was a graduate of the Kaukauna High School, and went on to earn a certificate as an LPN. On June 16, 1956, she married Robert Linskens at Holy...
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Brian C. Painter

June 21, 1941 - January 5, 2017

Dr. Brian C. Painter, 75, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family at home on January 5, 2017. He was born the first son of Dorothy and Fred Painter in Urbana, Illinois on June 21, 1941. Brian was a 1959 graduate of Ottawa High School, Ottawa, Illinois where he excelled in football and track. He held the school broad jump record for 21 years and competed at the state level in relays all...
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Leo E. Hughes

September 28, 1942 - January 4, 2017

Leo E. Hughes 74 of Appleton passed away on January 4, 2017 at Cherry Meadows Hospice Facility. He was born on September 28, 1942 in Appleton, WI to the late Leo and Marjorie (Dorschner) Hughes. He served in the United States Army during the Vietnam War from December 1963 to December 1966. He married the love of his life Janet (Alstad) on May 8, 1965 at St. Therese Catholic Church in Appleton. He...
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Arun K. Chatterji, Ph.D.

December 30, 1939 - January 3, 2017

Arun K. Chatterji, Ph.D. passed away on Tuesday, January 3, 2017. He graduated from Kolkata University in 1961, earning a M.Sc. degree in Chemical Engineering. He was accepted at 20 years old into Iowa State University in 1963, earning a Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering. He did postdoctoral work at the USDA Northern Regional Laboratory and then began his professional and business career with Arthur...
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Betty Arnold

November 10, 1929 - January 3, 2017

Betty Arnold, 87 of Appleton, passed away on January 3, 2017. Betty was born in Appleton Wisconsin to Arthur and Linda (Bartels) Rohm on November 10, 1929. She attended Zion Lutheran School, Roosevelt Jr. High School and graduated from Appleton West High School. She also attended Wartburg College. She married William Arnold in July of 1950 and he preceded her in death on January 6, 2008. She...
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Katherine S. Murphy

August 21, 1926 - January 3, 2017

Katherine Murphy, age 90, of Appleton, passed away at Appleton Retirement Community on Tuesday, January 3, 2017. Katy was born on August 21, 1926 in Jamestown, Rhode Island, to the late John L. and Grace (Delahunt) Smith. She married Joseph "Pete" Murphy on October 8, 1949 in Jamestown, Rhode Island. They shared 63 years of married life until his death in November, 2012. The ocean was an...
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Dennis Flenz

November 7, 1951 - January 2, 2017

Dennis "Tiny" Flenz, age 65, of Appleton, passed away on Monday, January 2, 2017. He was born November 7, 1951 in Neenah to the late Paul and Dorothy (Wendt) Flenz. He graduated from Fox Valley Lutheran in 1970. He married Linda Michalkiewicz on November 4, 1983 at St. Mary Catholic Church in Appleton. Together they were blessed with four children; Joe, Sara, Jen and Michael. Dennis was employed...
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Gary Van Straten

June 9, 1940 - January 1, 2017

Gary Van Straten, age 76, of Shiocton, completed his journey on Sunday, January 1, 2017, at Theda Care Regional Medical Center, Appleton. Gary was born on June 9 1940, in New London, to the late Clark and Nona (Wachlin) Van Straten. He proudly served his country in the United State Army. Gary was employed for many years as a truck driver. He enjoyed being in the outdoors, card playing, and...
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Angela Lynn Castellion

October 20, 1974 - January 1, 2017

Angela Lynn Castellion (Myhill) 42 years, of Appleton, passed away January 1, 2017. She was born October 20, 1974 to her parents Samuel J. Castellion and Mary A. (Dave) Lambie formerly (Myhill). She attended Kaukauna High School and later received her certificate as an Esthetician. She pursued many careers settling on a passion for interior design as a freelance designer in the Fox Valley Area....
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Leo J. Kempen

June 3, 1940 - January 1, 2017

Leo J. Kempen, 76, passed away on Sunday, January 1, 2017 at home surrounded by his family. Leo was born on June 3, 1940 to Raymond Kempen and Mary Romenesko Kempen Seaver. He started working at Scolding Locks where he met his wife and later worked at S.C. Shannon / Nasch Finch. On June 29, 1963 he was united in marriage to Yvonne Schaefer at St. Pius X in Appleton. Leo loved fishing of any...
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Ann Huntsinger

June 23, 1921 - December 31, 2016

Ann Huntsinger (nee Novosel), age 95, passed away on December 31, 2016 in Appleton, WI. She is survived by her husband, Ray, with whom she recently celebrated their 72nd wedding anniversary, her children, Jeff (Kathy) of Glendale, WI and Janet (Richard) Jandl of Appleton, WI and her grandchildren, Mark and Brian Huntsinger, Glendale, WI. Her son John predeceased her. She is also survived by...
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Angelo Vincent Tasson

December 30, 2016 - December 31, 2016

Angelo Vincent Tasson was born on Friday December 30th, 2016 at 7:55pm at ThedaCare Regional Medical Center Appleton in Appleton, WI. He died in his mothers arms on Saturday December 31st at 8:30am at Children's Hospital of Wisconsin in Neenah, WI. Angelo came into the world and was welcomed with more love than could be imagined by his mother, father, and a wonderful loving team of nurses and...
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Ernest W. Hein

May 28, 1916 - December 30, 2016

Ernest "Ernie" Hein, age 100, of Appleton, went to his heavenly home on Saturday, December 31, 2016. Ernest was born in Cambria, Wisconsin to the late Adolph and Annie (Boushon) Hein. He proudly served his country in the U.S. Army as a machine gunner in World War II in Alaska and central Europe. Ernest was employed at Neenah Paper Co. for thirty-three years and retired in 1981. He married...
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Marilyn Hesse

June 20, 1942 - December 30, 2016

Marilyn E. Hesse, 74, a friend to many, passed away on Friday, December 30, 2016 at ThedaCare Medical Center in Appleton. Marilyn was born in Chicago, Illinois on June 20, 1942. She graduated from Jackson High School in Hixton, WI in 1960 and moved with her family to Appleton in 1963. During her time in Appleton, she did in-home daycare and took care of many children over the years. She loved...
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Betty A. Glaff

July 6, 1925 - December 30, 2016

Age 91, her earthly journey ended on December 30, 2016 at St. Elizabeth's Hospital, peacefully and with family. Born on July 6, 1925 in Kaukauna, to Ervie and Francy Glaff, Betty graduated from Kaukauna High School in 1943. Quickly she spread her wings moving to California. Soon Betty found her way home and in 1948 started as a teller with the Bank of Kaukauna. Working her way up through the...
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Richard Franklin

May 16, 1933 - December 29, 2016

Richard Franklin born on May 16, 1933 in Minneapolis MN and passed away on December 29, 2016 in Little Chute WI, Richard was a true revolutionary, driven by his love of leftist causes and rejection of mainstream culture. He was helped by a prodigious intellect, which also allowed him to pursue coursework and/or teaching positions at St Olaf College, the University of Minnesota, the University of...
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Donald M. Van Dyke

August 25, 1937 - December 29, 2016

Donald M. Van Dyke, 79 years, of Howard, Wisconsin returned to the Lord Thursday, December 29, 2016 at ManorCare West, Green Bay. He was born August 25, 1937 to his loving parents Edwin F. and Dorothy M. (Kersten) Van Dyke in Kaukauna, Wisconsin. His early years were spent squirrel, rabbit or deer hunting on the family property. Don was a graduate of Kaukauna High School Class of 1955. He was...
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Elaine E. Becker

September 14, 1928 - December 29, 2016

Elaine Becker, age 88 of Appleton, passed away peacefully at her home on Thursday morning, December 29, 2016. Elaine was born in Freedom on September 14, 1928, daughter of the late Oscar and Mamie (Schroeder) Plamann. She married Richard Becker on October 2, 1953 at St. Peter Lutheran Church; he preceded her in death in 2005. Elaine was a devoted wife and mother who enjoyed spending time with...
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Grant Vaughan

December 28, 2016 - December 28, 2016

Grant Vaughan, 55, passed away on December 6, 2016 in Texas. Grant was born on February 22, 1965 to Grant and Rosemary Vaughan. He enjoyed fishing, ice skating, and woodworking. He was a veteran having served in the Marines. Grant is survived by his mom, Rosemary Vaughan, children; Shane (Kyle Anthony) Vaughan, and Shauna (Matthew) Escoto, a grandchild, Jaceen Escoto, a step granddaughter...
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Elaine L. Blink

November 9, 1927 - December 27, 2016

Elaine Blink, age 89 of Darboy, passed away at ThedaClark Medical Center in Appleton on December 27, 2016. Elaine was born in Appleton on November 9, 1927, daughter of the late Delvin and Gladys (Reinke) Dorschner. She was a graduate of Appleton (West) High School and married Earl Blink in 1957. She was active with raising funds for the Menasha High School music programs and also volunteered...
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Ralph K. Mahn

May 30, 1929 - December 27, 2016

Ralph K Mahn 87 passed from this life into eternity on December 27, 2016 at Atrium Post-Acute Care of Little Chute surrounded by his loving family. He was born to the late Hermon and Mary L.E. DeSaint DeSaint Piere on May 30, 1929 in Green Bay, WI. He served his country in the United States Navy during the Korean Conflict aboard a Navy tanker. Ralph married the love of his life Alice (Dallman)...
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George L. Lehto

December 7, 1942 - December 25, 2016

George L. Lehto, age 74, died of congestive heart failure on December 25, 2016, at The Bridges of Appleton. He was born December 7, 1942, at the Portsmouth U.S.N. Hospital in Virginia, the eldest of three children of the late George E. and Lillie (Wasti) Lehto. George graduated from Clear Lake High School (Wisconsin). He proudly served his country for four years in the U.S. Air Force, being...
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Herbert G. Steger

February 11, 1928 - December 25, 2016

Herbert G. Steger, 88 years, passed away peacefully December 25, 2016 surrounded by his loving family. Herb was born February 11, 1928 in Sheboygan, Wisconsin. He moved with his parents to Glenbeulah, Wisconsin and later back to Sheboygan. He served his country in the Army, returned to the US and then met and began a six decade long love affair with Georgianna Walther which lasts to this day....
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Lloyd W. Albrecht

August 12, 1934 - December 24, 2016

Lloyd "Bud" Albrecht 82 passed away peacefully on December 24, 2016 at St. Elizabeth Hospital in Appleton, WI. He was born to Martin and Jenny (Seymour) on August 12, 1934 in Newald, WI. He served in the United States Army from 1954 -1957. He married the love of his life Geraldine (Altman) Albrecht on August 2, 1958 together they celebrated 58 years together. They spent a lot of time up at their...
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Carole F. Wydeven

March 14, 1943 - December 23, 2016

Carole F. Daul Wydeven, age 73, passed away Friday, December 23, 2016. She was born on March 14, 1943, daughter of Karl and Florence Geurts Daul. On July 27, 1963 she was united in marriage to David L. Wydeven. They lived and raised their 4 children in Kimberly. She enjoyed spending time with her children and grandchildren. Her interests were politics, reading, needle and yarn crafting and...
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Jean A. Schuchart

January 15, 1928 - December 23, 2016

After a long and happy life, Jean Ann Schuchart passed away on December 23, 2016 — just two days before the birth of our Savior. Jean was born on January 15, 1928 in Appleton, Wisconsin to Eugene and Anna (Finnegan) Walsh. Jean met the love of her life, Richard (Dick) Schuchart, while working for Outagamie County Extension and they were married on August 3, 1959. They moved to Dick's...
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Russell G. Brantmeier

December 14, 1927 - December 22, 2016

Russell G. Brantmeier, age 89, of Menasha, passed away on Thursday, December 22, 2016. He was born on December 14, 1927 in Menasha to the late Urban and Florence (Strebe) Brantmeier. Russell graduated from St. Mary High School of Menasha in 1945 and immediately enlisted. He proudly served his country in the U.S. Navy. Once discharged from the Navy Russell worked for Marathon, he then was employed...
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Thomas L. Johnson

October 18, 1946 - December 22, 2016

Thomas L. Johnson, age 70, passed away December 22, 2016 at his home in Shiocton, Wisconsin. Tom was born in New London, Wisconsin on October 18, 1946, the son of Clarence and Juretta (Marcks) Johnson. Tom worked at Appleton Papers before moving to Illinois to sell printing. He retired in 2006. Tom was an avid outdoors man. He enjoyed the outdoors very much. Survivors include his brother Larry...
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Randy Alford

December 8, 1954 - December 20, 2016

Randy Lynn Alford (Freimuth, Dorschner) of Appleton, WI, passed away peacefully in her home on December 20, 2016 at the age of 62. She was born to parents Richard and Nancy Dorschner (Stevens) on December 8, 1954 in Appleton, WI. Randy grew up a second oldest child of five and attended Appleton West High School. She married Keith Freimuth in 1973, and the couple had four children. They were...
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Beatrice C. Hopfensperger

December 9, 1922 - December 20, 2016

Beatrice Hopfensperger, age 94, passed away Tuesday, December 20, 2016, surrounded by her children. She left us peacefully amidst the sound of Christmas music and the glow of her tree. She passed as she lived, with grace and dignity. Bee was born in Kaukauna on December 9, 1922, the daughter of the late Fred and Katie (Brill) Goetzman. She graduated from Kaukauna High School in 1941, and...
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Ervin D. Luebke

October 26, 1943 - December 20, 2016

Ervin D. Luebke, 73 years, passed away December 20, 2016 at Mercy Medical Center-Oshkosh, Wisconsin after a decade long dialysis treatment showing his courage, fortitude and strength of spirit. He was born on October 26, 1943 in Neenah, Wisconsin to his loving parents Daniel J. and Mable (Hanson) Luebke. He received his auto mechanic education at Dan Luebke Service Center, his father's shop....
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Marlee Rae Buss

June 1, 1993 - December 19, 2016

After years of battling an eating disorder, Marlee Rae Buss, age 23, passed away unexpectedly in her sleep on Monday, December 19, 2016. Marlee was born on June 7, 1993 to Scott and Eileen (Schommer) Buss. Marlee was born in Kimberly, Wisconsin but she attended grade school in Evans, Georgia and San Antonio, Texas before returning to the Fox Valley where she graduated in 2011 from Kimberly...
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Ruben E. Schley

April 14, 1940 - December 19, 2016

Ruben E. Schley, Appleton, passed on to be with his precious Savior Yahshua. Hebrew name of whom he loved on December 19, 2016, with his family by his side. He was born on April 14, 1940 to the late Albert and Lucy (Portman) Schley. He married his wife, Judy Vander Loop on July 25, 1964. They had many blessed years together. Together they came to a place of knowing, loving, honoring and...
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Richard G. Van Ryzin

September 10, 1924 - December 19, 2016

Richard G. Van Ryzin, 92 years, passed away December 19, 2016 at Touchmark – Appleton. He was born on September 10, 1924 to his loving parents Clarence and Lucille (Schabo) Van Ryzin. Richard was a graduate of Appleton High School Class of 1942. He served his country proudly in the US Navy. On July 10, 1948 Richard married the love of his life Adrianna (Koenen) Van Ryzin in Combined Locks....
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Sandra J. Brandt

May 28, 1935 - December 19, 2016

Sandra J. Brandt, age 81 of Menasha, passed away on December 19, 2016. Sandra was born on May 28, 1935 in Menasha to Kenneth and Veronica (DeWilt) Pakalski . She was a 1953 graduate of St. Mary High School in Menasha. In 1973 she married William Brandt and he preceded her in death in 1998. She was a member of St. John Catholic Church in Menasha. She was employed for many years as a bank teller,...
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Donald J. Blohm

May 5, 1927 - December 19, 2016

Don's life journey ended, with family by his side, on December 19, 2016. Even though he is gone from this earthly world, we find comfort in knowing his suffering is over. He was born in Appleton, Wisconsin to Frank and Mae (Schumacher) Blohm on May 5, 1927. His biological father left the family while Don was very young. That event forced his mother to take a job as a housekeeper with a gentleman...
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Marilyn J. Minten

November 8, 1937 - December 19, 2016

Marilyn Minten, age 79 of Combined Locks, passed away peacefully on Monday evening, December 19, 2016. Marilyn was born in Appleton on November 8, 1937, daughter of the late Joseph and Waltera (Van Nuland) Smits. On October 2 of 1958, she married Jerry Minten, and the couple was blessed with four children: Cindy (Tom) McMahon of Little Chute; Tracey (Paul) Van Hoof of Dexter, Michigan; Jeff ...
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Dennis Lee Hintze

February 4, 1939 - December 18, 2016

Dennis Lee Hintze, age 77, of Menasha, passed away on the evening of Sunday, December 18, 2016, surrounded by the love of his family, at ThedaCare Regional Medical Center-Neenah. Dennis was born on February 4, 1939 in Oshkosh, one of 11 children born to Walter and Cecilia (Montabon) Hintze. At the age of 17, Dennis joined the United States Navy. After his service to our country he met and fell...
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Ethel Mae Herzfeldt

January 5, 1927 - December 18, 2016

Ethel Mae Herzfeldt, age 89 of Appleton, passed away on December 18, 2016 in Appleton. Ethel was born in Michigan on January 5, 1927 to Carl and Martha (Buss) Hassell. When she was a child, her family moved to Kimberly and when she was in the 8th grade, they relocated again to Appleton. She was a graduate of Appleton High School. After graduation, she continued her education at the St. Agnes...
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Janice N. Ziesemer

August 14, 1922 - December 18, 2016

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Thomas C. Bretl

September 23, 1950 - December 18, 2016

Thomas C. Bretl, age 66, of Appleton, passed away at his home on Sunday, December 18, 2016. Tom was born on September 23, 1950, in Antigo, to the late Richard J. and Elizabeth (O'Brien) Bretl. He was a talented and respected truck driver for Pechiney Plastics (formerly American National Can). Tom was an avid motorcycle enthusiast with a passion for Italian motorcycles and was a charter member...
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Judith A. Blahnik

March 28, 1942 - December 18, 2016

Judith Ann Blahnik, age 74, passed away on Sunday, December 18, 2016. She was born in Two Rivers on March 28, 1942 to John and Eleanor Schmieding. Judy graduated from Appleton High School in 1960. She was united in marriage with Peter Blahnik at St. Pius X Catholic Church in Appleton on February 3, 1962. Judy was a dedicated homemaker, mother and wife. She enjoyed camping Up North, reading, and...
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June Poppe

January 28, 1925 - December 18, 2016

June Marie Poppe, age 91, formerly of Kimberly, passed away at Century Oaks Assisted Living in Appleton on December 18, 2016, surrounded by her family. She was born on January 28, 1925, the daughter of Herman and Gladys Strutz, nee Webster. She became a child of God through the Sacrament of Holy Baptism, confessing her faith in Jesus as her Savior on her Confirmation Day at Zion Lutheran Church...
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Douglas M. Crane

July 14, 1923 - December 17, 2016

Douglas Crane passed away at the age of 93 on Saturday, December 17, surrounded by his family. He was born in Appleton, WI on July 14, 1923 to Stanley and Marie Crane. He served in the United States Navy from 1941 to 1946 and served aboard a number of ships during WWII, seeing action mostly in the Pacific. In 1949, he married Bette Keapock and they had four children. Doug worked as a pressman and...
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Ramona Krause

September 12, 1928 - December 16, 2016

Ramona (Mona) Hamer Krause died on Friday, December 16, 2016 at St. Elizabeth Hospital after a very brief illness. She is with her God, the center of her life. She was born on September 12, 1928 as the youngest of 6 children to Stanley and Lucille (Moser) Hamer. She married Donald Krause on September 24, 1949 and had 4 children, Nancy, Tim, Julie and Rich. Mona, losing her parents at a young...
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Elizabeth C. Aschenbrener

July 11, 1923 - December 15, 2016

Elizabeth Caroline Aschenbrener of Greenville, Wisconsin entered into eternal life on Thursday, December 15, 2016, and joined her beloved George in heaven. Elizabeth was born in 1923 in Grimville, Pennsylvania, daughter of the late Jean and Lulu (Welder) Schwoyer. Elizabeth was a proud veteran of World War II, where she served in the United States Navy, and was a life member of Military Women...
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Leanne M. Smith

June 25, 1983 - December 15, 2016

Leanne Smith, age 33 of Milwaukee, passed away unexpectedly at her home on Thursday, December 15, 2016. Leanne was born in Clintonville on June 25, 1983, daughter of Allen Smith and Jean (Gruenstern) Smith. She was a graduate of the Kimberly High School, and later in life received her Paramedic Degree from Fox Valley Technical College. She was the first of her family to graduate from college....
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Clifford K. Braeger

June 16, 1929 - December 15, 2016

Clifford K. Braeger, age 87, of Greenville, passed away at Kindred Hearts in Greenville on Thursday, December 15, 2016. Cliff was born on June 16, 1929, in Greenville, to the late Ray and Wilma (Schultz) Braeger. He was a 1947 graduate of Hortonville High School. Cliff married Jean Smith on May 25, 1951, in Appleton; she preceded him in death on August 16, 1998. Cliff proudly served his...
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Louis L. Martin

January 3, 1934 - December 14, 2016

Louis Martin, age 82 of Kimberly, passed away Wednesday evening, December 14, 2016 at his home, following a short battle with cancer. Louis was born at St. Mary's Hospital in Wausau on January 3, 1934, son of the late Ludwig and Margaret (Beattie) Martin. He grew up in Marathon, Wisconsin, and after high school, Louis served in the United States Army, and following his discharged, returned to...
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Cecilia A. Smet

March 27, 1948 - December 13, 2016

Cecilia A. Smet, age 90, of Sherwood, passed away on Tuesday, December 13, 2016. She was born on March 27, 1926 to the late Fred and Catherine (Meulemans) Schuh. She married Joseph Smet on April 8, 1948 at St. Nicholas Catholic Church in Freedom, Wisconsin. Together Ceil and Joe operated their family dairy farm for the majority of their marriage. Ceil worked at St. Elizabeth Hospital as a candy...
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Rose Rosch

January 20, 2016 - December 13, 2016

Rose Rosch passed away on December 13, 2016 at Island Shores in Neenah, WI. She was born to Peter and Mary (Stegman) Burghardt on January 20, 1925 in Chicago, IL. At a young age her family moved to Menasha, where she lived most of her life. In her younger days she worked as a telephone operator. She met the love of her life Frank Rosch who she was married to for 42 yrs., he preceded her in death...
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Mary A. Kampf

August 11, 1940 - December 13, 2016

Mary A. Kampf, 76 years, returned to the Lord December 13, 2016 at Atrium Post Acute Care, Appleton. She was born on August 11, 1940 to her loving parents Carl J. and Nora (Mollineau) Kampf in Appleton, Wisconsin. She was a graduate of Appleton High School Class of 1958. Mary was a dedicated employee of Guardian Insurance as a Claims Adjuster. Mary's home always had a couple cats roaming about....
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Alan R. Young

April 20, 1962 - December 11, 2016

Alan "Uncle Al" Young, age 54 of Hollandtown, passed away on Sunday morning, December 11, 2016, after an ongoing battle with an aneurysm. Al was born in Appleton on April 20, 1962, son of Ronald and Berniece Young. Everyone will remember Al as a fun-loving father and grandfather who enjoyed hunting, fishing, and working on small engines in his free time. All who knew him also knew this about...
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Raymond R. Umland

February 15, 1939 - December 11, 2016

Raymond Robert Umland, age 77, of Appleton, passed away peacefully on Sunday, December 11, 2016 at home with family by his side due to a long fight with COPD. Ray was born on 02-15-1939 at Watseka, Illinois, to the late Raymond and Lilly (Gollnow) Umland. Ray's father was a cheese maker in Cissna Park, Illinois. Ray attended his school years in Cissna Park school system. He went to Illinois State...
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Mary Lou Holewinski

August 27, 1935 - December 11, 2016

Mary Lou Holewinski (Leach), age 81, Menasha, passed away peacefully in her home after a long and courageous battle with Alzheimer on Sunday, December 11, 2016. Mary Lou was born on August 27, 1935, in Menasha, the daughter of the late Clifton Leach and Catherine (Lemmens) Moss. Mary Lou was a resident of Menasha and a summer resident of Crandon, WI. Mary Lou enjoyed many things in her lifetime...
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James Lehrer

October 18, 1934 - December 10, 2016

James "Papa" Lehrer, age 82, of Kaukauna, passed away peacefully, with his family by his side on December 10, 2016. Jim was born in Appleton, the only son of Maurice and Dalia (Berndt) Lehrer. He worked alongside his father at Lehrer's Meat Market long before he graduated from Kaukauna High School in 1953. After high school, he worked for his uncle Polly (Joe) and Dick (Richard) at Lehrer's...
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Patricia Schweitzer

December 11, 1952 - December 9, 2016

Patricia A. Schweitzer (Pat) born 12/11/1952, daughter of Myron Nelson and Joan Nelson (Holinbeck), passed away without pain December 9th, 2016. Her smile, her laugh, and her caring nature and gentle disposition will be missed by all those who knew her. Rest now mother. She is survived by Kristopher Schweitzer (son), Lynn Nelson (sister), Robert Seiler (housemate and loyal friend), Tom...
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Marie Agnes Heinritz

February 23, 1922 - December 9, 2016

Marie Agnes (Salm) Heinritz, age 94, passed away on Friday, December 9, 2016 in Appleton, Wisconsin, surrounded by her family. Born on February 23, 1922 during Appleton's worst ever ice storm, Marie was the eleventh of fourteen children born to Frances and Nicholas Salm. The farm house where Marie was born and raised still stands on Meade Street between Frances St. and Marquette St. Marie...
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Elsie M. Falk

May 9, 1923 - December 8, 2016

Elsie Mae Falk (nee Keith) went to her eternal glory on Thursday morning, December 8, 2016 after a long struggle with congestive heart failure. Elsie was born May 9, 1923 in Roaring Spring, Pennsylvania and was baptized on January 22, 1939 at the First Church of the Brethren in Roaring Spring. She graduated from Roaring Spring High School, then worked in the Sylvania plant in Altoona during...
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Wayne A. Krablean

June 20, 1947 - December 8, 2016

Wayne A. Krablean, age 69, of Menasha, passed away peacefully after a short battle with Leukemia. He was born on June 20, 1947 in Neenah to the late Arthur and Luella (Schommer) Krablean. Wayne attended Menasha High School and then enrolled with Vocational Tech, where he studied in their Culinary Arts program. Wayne married the love of his life, Patricia on June 23, 1973 at Faith United...
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Mary Catherine Downs

June 5, 1923 - December 8, 2016

Mary Downs, copper-headed, Fox Valley poet, died at home on December 8, 2016, grateful for her full and happy life. Mary, who lived at the Heritage in Appleton, Wisconsin for over 25 years, celebrated her 93rd birthday on June 5, 2016. Born Mary Catherine Lummerding to Nicholas Edward Lummerding and Wilamina Mary Fischer Lummerding, the oldest of three vivacious girls – Mary, Peg and Carol ...
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Marlene J. Wendt

January 18, 1938 - December 7, 2016

Marlene Joan Wendt, 78 years, passed away peacefully with her family by her side at St. Elizabeth Hospital, Appleton, Wisconsin. She was born on January 18, 1938. She was raised by Harold "Harry" and Ida (Speirberg) Cotter. She was a graduate of Appleton West Class of 1956. She worked at Krambo's, Kimberly-Clark and Wisconsin Tissue Mills where she retired in 1992 as an engineering secretary. ...
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Michael L. Johnson

March 4, 1947 - December 7, 2016

Michael L. Johnson, age 69, of Sherwood, passed away on Wednesday, December 7, 2016, at Theda Care Regional Medical Center in Neenah. Mike was born on March 4, 1947, in Neenah, to Margaret A. (Broderick) Johnson and the late Donald M. Johnson. He married Mary Sommerhalder on August 12, 1988, in San Diego, California. Mike was a 1965 graduate of Winneconne High School, where he...
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Joseph F. Zimmer

June 20, 1959 - December 7, 2016

Joseph F. Zimmer, age 57, of Appleton, passed away on December 7, 2016, surrounded by his family, after a brief illness. Joe was born in Appleton on June 20, 1959, to James and Esther (Felton) Zimmer, Sr. He graduated from Appleton East High School in 1977 and the University of Wisconsin Eau Claire in 1981. Joe married Jane Marie Cisler on August 22, 1987, and they were blessed with 29 years...
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Agnes E. Nysse

January 16, 1926 - December 7, 2016

Agnes E. Nysse, age 90 passed away peacefully on Wednesday, December 07, 2016 at Angels Grace Hospice Center in Oconomowoc, WI. She was born on January 16, 1926 in Hortonville, WI., the daughter of John and Mary Nieuwenhuis. She married the love of her life Willard R. Nysse on August 11, 1945 in Hortonville, WI. Agnes loved being surrounded by family and friends. She loved being active and...
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Grant S. Vaughan, Jr.

February 22, 1965 - December 6, 2016

A full obituary will be added in the future.
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Preston DeHamer

July 17, 1934 - December 5, 2016

Preston Gene DeHamer of Appleton passed away peacefully on Monday evening, December 5, 2016. Preston was born on July 17, 1934 in the City of Kenosha, WI, the son of Martin and Hattie (Newendyke) DeHamer. He graduated from Bradford High School, Kenosha, WI. On December 9, 1955 he married Edith Anne Gabrielse in Sheboygan. An avid art lover Preston began his career as a lithographer for Western...
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Louis R. Horn

July 14, 1938 - December 5, 2016

Louis "Lou" Raye Horn, age 78, passed away on Monday, December 5, 2016 while surrounded by his family. The memorial service for Lou will be held at 11:00 AM on Wednesday, December 14, 2016 at WICHMANN FUNERAL HOME (537 N Superior St., Appleton). Visitation will be held from 9:00 AM until the time of service. A full obituary will appear when complete.
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Richard J. O'Connell

January 18, 1945 - December 5, 2016

Richard J. O'Connell, age 71, of Menasha, passed away on Monday, December 5, 2016. He was born on January 18, 1945 in Neenah to the late Phillip and Alvina (Spearick) O'Connell. Richard graduated from Menasha High School in 1963. He married Lilly Kwiatkowski on August 5, 1967 at St. John's Catholic Church in Menasha. Together they were blessed with two children, Kelly and Brian. He was employed...
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William D. Hesse

January 12, 1933 - December 4, 2016

William (Bill) D. Hesse passed away on December 4th in Appleton, Wisconsin, where he had resided since 2013. Bill was born on January 12th, 1933 on a farm near Plummer, Minnesota. Bill was the youngest of ten children born to William J. and Elizabeth K. (Cunningham) Hesse. A graveside service will be held at a later date at Sacred Heart Catholic Cemetery in Waseca, Minnesota. Bill spent his...
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Larry L. Loos

June 4, 1934 - December 4, 2016

Larry L. Loos, age 82 of Ellington, passed away suddenly at his home on Sunday afternoon, December 4, 2016. Larry was born in Hortonia on June 4, 1934, son of the late Orville and Zeda (Dobberstein) Loos. He grew up on the family farm in Ellington and attended elementary school at Grandview Grade School; he was also a 1952 graduate of the Hortonville High School. On October 20, 1956, he was...
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Donald Clark Gillum

October 22, 1937 - December 2, 2016

Donald Clark Gillum, of Ellington, Wisconsin, who formerly lived on the shore of Anvil Lake, east of Eagle River, WI. died peacefully at home on December 2, 2016 cared for by family and friends. Don was born in Los Angeles, California, October 22, 1937 to Mary Bell (Bowie) Gillum, and Virgil (Red) Gillum. He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Sandra (Sandy) Thatcher Gillum, daughter Jane Gillum...
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Margaret Mary Kilawee

November 9, 1920 - December 2, 2016

Margaret Mary Kilawee, age 96, of Sturgeon Bay, passed away peacefully on December 2, 2016 at the Skilled Nursing Facility in Door County Medical Center. Margaret was born on November 9, 1920 in Niagara Falls, New York, the first of eleven children born to Patrick and Teresa (Schwin) Kilawee. In 1942, the family made their permanent home in Kaukauna. Margaret attended the University of...
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Marion B. Plach

February 11, 1930 - December 2, 2016

Marion B. Plach 86 passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family on December 2, 2016 at St. Paul Elder Service in Kaukauna. She was born to the late Herbert and Beatrice (Frappy) Mirkes on February 11, 1930 in Appleton, WI. She graduated from St. Mary High School in Menasha in 1948. She married James Plach on May 21, 1949 at St. Therese Catholic Church in Appleton. He preceded her in...
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Russell A. Krueger

July 3, 1929 - December 2, 2016

Russ Krueger, age 87 of Appleton, passed into Jesus' arms on Friday afternoon, December 2, 2016 at ThedaCare Medical Center in Appleton. Russ was born in New London on July 3, 1929, son of the late Karl and Adeline Krueger. He graduated from the New London High School in 1947, and on January 3, 1951 married Myrtie Jane Ellefson. Just two days later, he entered the United States Army and was...
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Ronald Charles Green

January 2, 1945 - December 1, 2016

Ronald (Ron/RC) Charles Green, Appleton, WI age 71, passed away Thursday evening Dec. 1, 2016. So my hubby of nearly 49 years left his pain behind for his well earned Peace. As author of my husband's Obit I'' say "Love of my Life" sounds corny, but my Adult life at age 23 began when I met my soon to be hubby. We married March 16, 1968 at Saint Pius X Parish, Appleton. Ron's Funeral will be...
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David Allan Umphlett

April 22, 1964 - December 1, 2016

David A. Umphlett, 52 years, passed away December 1, 2016 at ThedaCare Regional Medical Center – Appleton after a sudden heart attack at home. He was born on April 22, 1964 to his loving parents Charlie Morgan and Priscilla Ann (Hamlin) Umphlett in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. He was a graduate of Bay View High School Class of 1982. David earned his Bachelor of Science Degree in Engineering...
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Deanna A. Hebert

April 20, 1967 - December 1, 2016

Deanna A. Hebert, age 49, of Little Chute, passed away at her home on Thursday, December 1, 2016. Deanna was born on April 20, 1967, to Nancy (Bowling) Lyle and the late John Sullivan. She proudly served her nation in the United States Army. Deanna was an avid reader, enjoyed crocheting, horseback riding, and cheering on the Green Bay Packers. She also enjoyed spending time with her family,...
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Richard B. Brueggemann

December 12, 1938 - November 30, 2016

Richard B. Brueggemann 77 passed away on November 30, 2016 after fighting a long battle with Alzheimer - Dementia. He was born on December 12, 1938 to the late Ernst and Bertha (Gloff) in Green Bay, WI. He attended Appleton High School and graduated in 1957. He then entered into the United States Navy. Richard married Carol (Klitzke) in July 1960. They just celebrated their 56th year. He was an...
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Patricia Ann Peotter

August 19, 1942 - November 30, 2016

Patricia Peotter, age 74, passed away on Wednesday, November 30, 2016, after an unexpected and brief battle with cancer. Pat was born in Green Bay on August 19, 1942, daughter of the late Wilbur and Verna (Brocker) Bunkleman. She attended Seymour High School, and on November 16, 1961, Pat married August "Augie" Peotter in Shawano, and the couple was blessed with the births of three children. ...
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