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Our Obituaries

Marguerite J. Laehn

January 6, 1924 - October 21, 2017

Marguerite J. “Marge” Laehn, age 93, of Appleton, passed away at Oakridge Gardens, Menasha, on Saturday, October 21, 2017. Marge was born on January 6, 1924, in Appleton, to the late William and Ottilie (Wirth) Koepke. She married Walter “Wally” Laehn on June 8, 1946, in Appleton; he preceded her in death on January 13,...
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Thomas H. Kopitske

December 27, 1951 - October 20, 2017

Passed away unexpectedly in his sleep on October 20, 2017 at the age of 65. Tom was born in Neenah on December 27, 1951 to Frederick and Elizabeth Kopitske. He was a lifelong resident of Menasha and graduated from Menasha High in 1970. Tom met Patricia “Pat” Wurtzel and they were joined in marriage on June 6, 1981. Tom was employed at SCA Tissue and recently retired...
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John A. Hameister

January 9, 1942 - October 19, 2017

John A. Hameister, age 75, of Combined Locks, passed away on Thursday, October 19, 2017. He was born on January 9, 1942 to the late Arthur Sr. and Mary (VanderZanden) Hameister in Appleton. In 1964 John married the love of his life, Judy Butelewski. He proudly served his country in the U.S. Army in Vietnam. John was first and foremost, a loving husband, a...
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Norma A. Czarnik

August 10, 1938 - October 18, 2017

Heaven hit the jackpot when Norma A. Czarnik, age 79, of Darboy, passed away on Wednesday, October 18, 2017, at Cherry Meadows, Appleton. Norma was born on August 10, 1938, in Chicago to the late John Edward Wold and Aase Ynvarda Marie "Audrey" Pedersen Wold Mathisen. She married her high school sweetheart, Anthony “Tony” Czarnik on November 3&...
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Inez Buffington

October 17, 2017

Inez L. Buffington, age 89, died on October 17, 2017, at Living Tree Estates assisted living in Greenville, after living with dementia for the past 10 years. Mrs. Buffington was born in Martinsville, VA. She met her future husband, Donald H. Buffington, while he was in the service. They were wed three years later and returned to his home state of Wisconsin. She...
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Michael Hinkel

November 12, 1958 - October 17, 2017

Michael E Hinkel, 58 of Menasha, passed away unexpectedly in his home October 17, 2017. He was born to Ervin and Donna on November 12, 1958 in DuBuque, Iowa Mike was a proud family man and served his country in the United States Air Force. He was an avid Packer, Brewer and Badger fan. Mike was a carpenter and enjoyed gardening, woodworking, bowling and spending...
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David Kollath

May 27, 1951 - October 17, 2017

David Michael Kollath, 66, passed away on Tuesday, October 17 at home. Dave was born on May 27, 1951 to Ervin and Mathilda (Boeder) Kollath in Green Bay. He was a veteran having served in the US Army in Germany. Dave attended Concordia University in Illinois and graduated from NWTC in Green Bay. He worked at the Menasha Corp for many years in the transportation Department...
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Kent Alan Stroess

June 25, 1958 - October 16, 2017

Kent Alan Stroess, 59, Little Chute, died at home due to complications from multiple illnesses Monday, October 16, 2017. Kent was born June 25, 1958, at St. Elizabeth in Appleton, son of the late Linden and Berwyn (Litzkow) Stroess. Kent graduated from Appleton East High School in 1976 and enlisted in the US Army. After serving his country overseas, Kent was...
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Gordon Arnold Van Handel

April 20, 1935 - October 16, 2017

Gordon A. Van Handel, 82, Menasha, passed away on Monday, October 16, 2017, at ThedaCare Medical Center, Appleton. He was born on April 20, 1935, in Little Chute, the son of Peter and Rose (Blaha) Van Handel. Gordon was united in marriage to Dorothy Ferrige on September 24, 1960, at St. John Nepomucene Catholic Church, Little Chute. Gordon was...
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Larry M. Van Zeeland

June 1, 1960 - October 16, 2017

Age 57 of Appleton, Wisconsin. Born to Life on June 1, 1960 in Appleton, Wisconsin to Melvin and Doris (nee Haskins) Van Zeeland. Born to Eternal Life on October 16, 2017 in Appleton, Wisconsin. Larry was a graduate of Kaukauna High School in 1978. Larry was honorably discharged from the US Army after his service. He was later employed at Neenah Foundry for several years....
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Gerald Harry Bayer

June 4, 1930 - October 16, 2017

Gerald H. Bayer, 87, Neenah, passed away on Monday, October 16, 2017with his family by his side. He was born on June 4, 1930, in Appleton, the son of Gregory and Emma (Bauer) Bayer. Jerry honorably served his country in the U.S. Marine Corps and was a member of American Legion Post #38, Appleton. Gerald was united in marriage to Connie Smith on September 8,...
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Berniece V. Young

November 25, 1935 - October 14, 2017

Berniece was born on November 25, 1935 in Deer Creek, Wisconsin to Theodore and Anna (Peeter) Young. She was a graduate of Shiocton High School. On July 14, 1954 she married Ronald J. Young in Bear Creek and he preceded her in death on February 29, 2012. Together, Berniece and Ronald owned and operated R.B. Pallett Service where she worked for over 22 years until her...
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William Flynn

September 10, 1931 - October 13, 2017

William J. “Bill” Flynn, passed away on Friday, October 13, 2017 surrounded by his family. Bill was born on September 10, 1931 to William and Anne (Busch) in Kaukauna. Bill was a veteran having served in the US Naval Air Force during the Korean War. On September 7, 1957 he was united in marriage to Shirley Arts. Bill was a science teacher at Quinney middle...
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Gary D. Fiebelkorn

January 20, 1924 - October 13, 2017

Gary D. Fiebelkorn, age 63, of Appleton, passed away after a courageous battle with cancer on Friday, October 13, 2017. He was born on January 20, 1954 in Appleton to Hillert “Ed” (deceased) and Geraldine (Wege) Fiebelkorn. Gary graduated from Appleton High School West in 1972. A few short years later he married the love of his life, Ellen Eggert, on...
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Brook M. Koester

May 13, 1978 - October 11, 2017

Brook M. Koester passed away unexpectedly on October 11, 2017 at her parent’s home in Little Chute, at the age of 39 years. She had endured a life-time of health problems. Brook was a graduate of Kaukauna High School class of 1996. She was a CNA for five years at St. Paul Home. Brook was a very caring and loving mom, sister, daughter and friend to many. She enjoyed watching...
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Kathryn G. Calahan

November 2, 1926 - October 10, 2017

Kathryn G. Calahan (Bodine), 90 years, found peace on October 10, 2017. Preceded in death by her husband John F. Calahan. Survived by her dear son Stewart and dear daughter Victoria.Kathryn was aunt to many dear nieces and nephews. She worked at Appleton Medical Center for 17 years in the neonatal unit. Family and friends may gather Saturday, October 14, 2017 from 3:00 -...
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Audrey M. Noie

July 24, 1922 - October 10, 2017

Audrey M. Noie, age 95, of Appleton, passed away with family at her side on Tuesday, October 10, 2017. She was born on July 24, 1922 in Kaukauna, Wisconsin to the late Frank and Ella (Smith) Mitchler, one of four children. On December 22, 1942 Audrey married George B. Noie in Blackstone, Virginia before his deployment in the U.S Army during World War II....
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Jeanne L. Gabert

May 22, 1925 - October 8, 2017

Jeanne L. Gabert, age 92, of Appleton, passed away peacefully on October 8, 2017. Jeanne was born May 22, 1925 in Oshkosh, Wisconsin to the late Carleton and Evelyn (Arft) Thomas. She graduated from Oshkosh High School in 1943. She then went on to study English, History, and Education and graduated from Oshkosh Teachers College in 1947. She pursued graduate studies...
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Harold Dahlstrom, Sr.

March 15, 1928 - October 6, 2017

Harold Dahlstrom Sr., age 89, passed away on Friday, October 6, 2017 at Atrium Post Acute Care of Little Chute. He was born on March 15, 1928 to the late Abner and Luella (Ziemke) Dahlstrom. Harold was a lifelong Racine resident. He grew up spending summers on his grandfather’s farm working by his side and enjoying the farm fresh food. He was also in the Army and was a...
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Shirley Mae Techlin

August 1, 1930 - October 6, 2017

Shirley M. Techlin, age 87, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Friday, October 6, 2017, at her home with her family by her side. She was born to the late George and Hilda (Schroeder) Wendt on August 1, 1930. Shirley met Lloyd C. Techlin, the son of the late Alfred and Edna Techlin over ice cream and was married on September 8, 1951. They enjoyed 62...
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Mark R. Van Elzen

July 15, 1957 - October 4, 2017

Mark Van Elzen, age 60, passed away on Wednesday, October 4, 2017, following a battle with cancer. He grew up in Darboy, Wisconsin and joined the Army after high school. After four years of active service, he returned to the States to complete his education. Mark graduated from the University of Wisconsin - Madison with a Bachelor of Science degree with honors in...
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John R. Fink III

June 2, 1988 - October 4, 2017

John Riley Fink, III, was born in Franklin, Virginia on June 2, 1988 and passed on October 4, 2017. Riley was the son of Christine Fink and the late John A. Fink. He is survived by his mother: Christine; his son: Joseph Arthur Fink Fleury; two sisters: Jennifer (John) Livingston and Leslie (Tony) Bessen; his closest friend: John “Biggun” Stanford; as well as many...
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David L. Day

September 10, 1930 - October 4, 2017

David Lynn Day, Appleton, passed away Wednesday, October 4, 2017. He was born in Lane, Illinois September 10, 1930 to Gordon and Zelda Day and graduated from the University of Illinois in 1952 with a degree in mechanical engineering. After participation in ROTC, David was commissioned as a second lieutenant in the U.S. Army serving in the 140th Tank Battalion in...
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Paul H. Jennerjahn

January 12, 1945 - October 3, 2017

Paul H. Jennerjahn, age 72 of Appleton, passed away on October 3, 2017. Paul was born on January 12, 1945 to Merton and Lucille (Fuhrman) Jennerjahn in Appleton. He was a graduate of Appleton West High School. On November 16, 1985 he married his wife Kathy at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Appleton. He was employed in Research and Development with Mercury Marine for over 35 years...
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William Bero

February 26, 1925 - October 2, 2017

William J. “Bill” Bero, Jr., passed away at Brewster Village, Appleton, on Monday, October 2, 2017. Bill was born on February 26, 1925, in Menominee, Michigan to the late William J. and Florence (Beland) Bero. He married Mary Cahee on November 28, 1946; she preceded him in death on April 14, 1990. He married Elizabeth “Betty”...
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Susan B. Henke

September 3, 1940 - October 2, 2017

Susan “Sue” Henke, age 77, passed away while on a bus trip in Maine on Monday, October 2, 2017. She was born in Appleton, WI on September 3, 1940, to the late Joseph and Harriet Theisen. Sue attended St. Joseph School, then went on to graduate from Appleton High School in 1958. Sue worked at Riverside Paper Company before marrying Edwin “Dick...
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Betty J. Smolinski

September 12, 1926 - October 2, 2017

Betty J. Smolinski, 91, passed away peacefully with her family by her side on Monday, October 2, 2017. Betty was born on September 12, 1926 to John and Janet (Rollins) Westberg. She was united in marriage to Frank Smolinski on September 30, 1945. Betty worked at Kimberly Clark and later at Traders Grocery Store and The Red Owl Grocery Store. She enjoyed going to...
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Mardie Smith

October 2, 2017

Martha Martina Smith, age 88, of Little Chute, passed away peacefully on October 2, 2017, at Care Partners, with her family by her side. Mardie was born on June 20, 1929, one of ten children born to the late Peter and Anna (Bergman) Evers. On May 8, 1948, Mardie married Jim Smith. They would share 66 years of marriage before his passing in 2015. Mardie...
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Robert B. Butelefski

July 21, 1942 - October 1, 2017

Bob Butelefski, age 75 of Menasha, passed away at Oakridge Gardens on Sunday morning, October 1, 2017. Bob was born in Neenah on July 21, 1942, son of the late Bernard and Ethel (Schussman) Butelefski and was a graduate of Menasha High School. Bob loved sports and followed the Wisconsin teams - Packers, Badgers, and Brewers. In his younger years, he also...
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Sally I. Nelson-Kluck

July 1, 1931 - September 30, 2017

Sally I. Nelson-Kluck (Feavel), age 86, passed away on Saturday, September 30, 2017 at her home. She was born on July 1, 1931, in Appleton and resided in the area all of her life. She attended Appleton schools and UW-Green Bay under the Extended Degree Program. She married Marlyn E. Nelson on Valentine’s Day 1948 and they were married almost 46 years when he passed...
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Gary Coquoz

November 29, 1952 - September 30, 2017

GARY “COOKEE” COQUOZ - 1952-2017 “Cookee,” a Wisconsin iconic music legend went to his heavenly home on Saturday, September 30, after a courageous battle with lung cancer. He was 64. He was born on Nov. 29, 1952 in Denver, CO, the son of the late Harry Alfred and Rose (Bahl) Coquoz. He attended local schools in Denver and graduated from...
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William R. Morgan

February 10, 1951 - September 29, 2017

William R. Morgan, age 66, passed away in his home on Friday, September 29, 2017. He was born on February 10, 1951 to the late Kenneth and Charlotte Morgan. He grew up in Pennsylvania, graduating from Wallenpaupack High School. Bill enlisted in the U.S. Air Force in 1970. On July 3 of 1972, he met Patricia Bushman in Louisiana. The following day, July 4th, he...
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Eugene M. Clark

April 29, 1949 - September 28, 2017

Surrounded by family, his pride and joy, Eugene “Gene” M. Clark, age 68, passed away peacefully on Thursday, September 28, 2017, at home after a short battle with pancreatic cancer. Gene was born in Wausau, WI on April 29, 1949 to the late Michael and Helen (Bavlnka) Clark. Gene’s loving parents taught him his values which he carried thru...
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Robert G. Eftedahl

June 21, 1928 - September 28, 2017

Robert “Bob” Eftedahl, age 89, died Thursday, September 28, 2017 at Brewster Village in Appleton. Bob was born in Menominee, Michigan, on June 21, 1928, the only child of Ole M. and Emma H. (Wolff) Eftedahl. He graduated from Menominee High School in 1946, and attended Augsburg College in Minneapolis from 1946 until 1948. He then attended and...
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Leona M. McKeefry

May 4, 1923 - September 26, 2017

Passed away on Tuesday, September 26th at the age of 94 in Appleton, Wisconsin. Leona was born to Ben and Hannah Rubbert on May 4th, 1923 in Appleton, Wisconsin. Leona was joined in marriage to Earl ‘”Mac” McKeefry on September 19, 1952. Leona and Mac lived on Maiden Lake at Mountain from 1979 to 1988 and after his death until 1993. Leona retired from...
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Heather Nutting

October 19, 1983 - September 26, 2017

Heather Nutting, age 33 of Appleton, Wisconsin and formerly of Ludington, Michigan and Holland Michigan, passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, September 26, 2017, in Appleton. Heather is survived by her father and step-mother, Mike and Kathy Nutting of Holland, Michigan, stepbrothers, Nicholas (Rebecca) Reinink of Fennville, Michigan and Nathan...
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John M. Parker

July 31, 1927 - September 26, 2017

John Marvin Parker 1927 - 2017 Born July 31, 1927 in Fairfield, Connecticut, the second child of Reinold Marvin and Amelia Harmon Potter Parker. John served in the United States Navy during WWII, 1945 and 1946. A 1947 graduate of William Hall High School in West Hartford, Connecticut, he graduated from Central Connecticut State University with a B.S. in Education in...
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Priscilla M. Vosters

November 17, 1921 - September 26, 2017

In all the world we shall not find a heart so wonderfully kind. So soft a voice, so sweet a smile, an inspiration so worthwhile. Priscilla Margaret (Schnese) Vosters, age 95, of Kimberly, passed away on Tuesday, September 26, 2017 surrounded by her family. She was born on November 17, 1921, to the late Arthur and Anna (Van Dinter) Schnese. She married John J....
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Loretta Jaeckels

December 3, 1933 - September 25, 2017

Loretta Jaeckels of Tucker, Georgia, age 83, a beloved mother, grandmother and great grandmother passed away peacefully in on September 25, 2017. She was born the daughter of cheese makers on December 3, 1933 to Earl and Myrtle Otto of New London, Wisconsin. Loretta graduated from high school, married her high school sweetheart and was the first in her family to...
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Lucy Ellen Terrill

April 5, 1919 - September 25, 2017

Lucy Ellen Terrill (Touhey), 98 years, passed away September 25, 2017 at Thedacare Regional Medical Center- Appleton. She was born April 5, 1919 to her parents John F. and Lucy E. Touhey (Clark) in Hume, Illinois. Her family moved to Clinton, Indiana where she was a graduate of Clinton High School. Lucy continued her education at Indiana State Teachers College and obtained...
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June L. Simon

July 12, 1939 - September 23, 2017

June L. Simon, age 78, of Appleton, Wisconsin, passed away peacefully on Saturday, September 23, 2017 at St. Elizabeth Hospital with her family by her side. June was born on July 12, 1939 in Mattoon, Wisconsin to the late Stanley and Lorraine (Leiskau) Szopa. She grew up and graduated from high school in Three Lakes, Wisconsin, until she moved to Appleton...
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Donald L. Allinger

June 15, 1927 - September 23, 2017

Donald L. Allinger, age 90, of Appleton, passed away September 23, 2017 at his home. He was born at home in Ridgway, Pennsylvania on June 15, 1927, son of the late Leopold and Martha (Zurcher) Allinger. He was extremely proud of his Swiss heritage. Donald served in the United States Army in Berlin, Germany at the end of World War II. He married his loving wife...
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Norman Ellefson

December 12, 1922 - September 22, 2017

Norman Ellefson, 94, passed away on Friday, September 22, 2017. Norman was born on December 12, 1922 to James and Myrtle Ellefson in New London. On March 21, 1943, he was united in marriage to Regina Vande Hei in Kaukauna. Funeral services will be held on Friday, September 29, 2017 at 11:00 AM at EMMANUEL UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, 740 East College...
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Merlin A. Luebke

June 3, 1929 - September 22, 2017

Merlin Luebke, age 88 of Appleton, passed away peacefully at Brewster Village early on the morning of Friday, September 22, 2017. Merlin was born in Appleton on June 3, 1929, son of the late Louis and Clara (Hoffman) Luebke, and was a graduate of Appleton High School. He served his country as a member of the United States Army from 1951 until 1953. In July of 1951&...
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Judy Ann Lyons

September 5, 1958 - September 21, 2017

Judy Ann Lyons (Natrop) passed away peacefully with her husband and children by her side on Thursday, September 21, 2017. She was born September 5, 1958, in Appleton, Wisconsin, to Gordon and Bernadine (Nowak) Natrop, and grew up in Kimberly, Wisconsin. Judy was proud of her family and cherished all her friendships. In her free time, she enjoyed being...
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Joyce M. Laurin

February 10, 1931 - September 21, 2017

Joyce Marie Laurin, age 86, passed away peacefully on Thursday, September 21, 2017, at Oakridge Gardens. She was born on February 10, 1931 to the late Francis and Bernadette Zimmerman. Her childhood years were spent in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula and then as a young woman she moved to the Fox Valley area with her sister. It was there that she met and married her...
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Craig M. Johnson

September 21, 2017

Craig Matthew Johnson, age 41, of Appleton, passed away unexpectedly from natural causes at St. Elizabeth Hospital on September 21, 2017. He was born on March 26, 1976, in Madison, the son of Harold and Mary (Ladron). Craig attended La Follette High School, graduating in 1994. It was during this time he met his future wife, Laura Holt. The high school sweet...
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Catherine A. Welhouse

September 11, 1938 - September 21, 2017

Catherine A. Welhouse, 79 years, passed away September 21, 2017 at Select Specialty Hospital in Madison, Wisconsin. She was born September 11, 1938 to her parents Alex and Caroline (Patch) Hopfensperger. Cathy was an employee of Presto Products and retired from there after 35 years of service as a Machine operator. She was a proud mother of three boys, Dick, David and...
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Cleon Egan

June 6, 1925 - September 20, 2017

Cleon "Daze" Egan, 92, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, September 20, 2017. Daze was born on June 6, 1925 to David and Marie (Huss) Egan in Kaukauna. He attended St. Mary's Catholic School where he learned to play the violin and made many lifelong friends. While attending Kaukauna High School, Daze was an accomplished athlete, earning letters in football,...
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Jill N. Parsons

August 9, 1978 - September 17, 2017

Jill Nicole (Ehrenberg) Parsons, age 39, of Appleton, Wisconsin, arrived in her heavenly home after her 7 year battle with cancer on Sunday September 17, 2017. Jill was born on August 9, 1978 in Neenah, Wisconsin, the first of two children born to Robert and Lori Ehrenberg. She was raised in Weyauwega, Wisconsin, attended St. Peter Lutheran Grade School&...
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Beverly R. Schwartz

August 27, 1934 - September 17, 2017

Beverly Schwartz, age 83, passed away peacefully in her home on Sunday, September 17, 2017 surrounded by family. Beverly was born August 27, 1934 to the late Joseph and Mary (Piezel) Noskowiak. She was married to the late Jerry Schwartz for 62 years. During those years, she was a stay at home mother filling her time with sewing, baking and spending time with the...
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Thomas Dona

June 6, 1947 - September 16, 2017

Thomas Dona, 70, went to eternal life with Christ on Saturday, September 16, 2017. Tom was born on June 6, 1947 to Thomas and Olive (Trudell) Dona in Milwaukee. He was a veteran having served in the U.S. Air Force. On October 9, 1971 he was united in marriage to Linda Staiduhar in Milwaukee. Tom worked as a fork lift driver for Chrysler for over 30 years until his...
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Ervin W. Schilke

August 29, 1947 - September 14, 2017

Ervin “Erv” Schilke, age 70, of Neenah, passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, September 14, 2017. He was born on August 29, 1947, in Green Bay to the late Ervin and Harriet (Sconzert) Schilke. After growing up in the Pulaski and Seymour areas, he served with the US Army in the Vietnam War. He was a mechanic for the Neenah Foundry Company, where he...
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John Joseph Stephan

January 20, 1922 - September 14, 2017

John Joseph Stephan Born January 20th, 1922 Father, family patriarch and proud World War II veteran passed away peacefully at the age of 95, September 14th, at St. Therese Hospice at St. Odilia’s in Shoreview, MN, most recently from Roseville, MN, originally from Appleton, WI. Preceded in death by parents, Walter and Marie Stephan (nee Kubis),...
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Charles Wascher

August 10, 1929 - September 14, 2017

Charles “Charley” Wascher, age 88, passed away on Thursday, September 14, 2017. Charley is survived by his wife of 58 years, Evie Wascher; Tom (Pamela) Wascher, Mark (Gail) Wascher, Jeff (Juli) Wascher, Greg (Deb) Wascher; three grandchildren: Lauren Wascher, Zack Wascher and Max Wascher. Charley was preceded in death by his brother, Wally...
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Daniel Leo Weiland

August 30, 1960 - September 13, 2017

Daniel Leo Weiland, 1960 - 2017 “Keep It Simple.” Surrounded by family, Daniel Leo Weiland, age 57, passed away peacefully at 6:06 pm on September 13, 2017 at Century Oaks Assisted Living in Appleton. He died after a prolonged illness; throughout his ordeal, Dan was positive and pro-active. Dan was born on August 30, 1960 to the late Leo and...
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Ralph Lamers

May 1, 1947 - September 13, 2017

Ralph Robert “Sam” Lamers, age 70, died at his Kimberly home on Sept. 13, 2017. Sam was born May 1, 1947 to Jacob and Florence (Peterson) Lamers. He was married to Mary Ann (Gossens) Lamers for 49 years. Sam graduated from Kimberly High School in 1965 and attended the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh and was then drafted into the Army during the Vietnam War. Sam was a...
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Shirley George

July 20, 1935 - September 9, 2017

Shirley George, age 82, passed away on Saturday, September 9, 2017. She was born on July 20, 1935 to the late Gordon and Dorothy (Hahnemann) Champeau. In September of 1954, Shirley married Douglas George. They were married 56 years until his passing in 2011. Together they had three children, five grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren. Throughout her working...
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Joan Edith Neuman

January 13, 1931 - September 9, 2017

Joan E. Neuman, age 86, of Appleton, passed away on Saturday, September 9, 2017. She was born to the late Carl and Edith (Biesenstein) Bayer in Neenah, Wisconsin. Joan attended St. Mary’s High School and shortly after she began her employment at Riverside Paper—where she met her husband, Wayne Neuman. They were married for over 50 years before his passing...
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Grace V. Hanby

September 22, 1922 - September 8, 2017

Grace V. (Nagan) Hanby, age 94, of Kaukauna passed away on Friday, September 8, 2017 at The Gardens of Fountain Way in Menasha. Grace was born on September 22, 1922 in Kaukauna to Alphonse and Bertha (Rademacher) Nagan. She was united in marriage to Sylvester Hanby on August 16, 1941. He preceded her in death on August 12, 1998. Grace worked at Combined Locks paper...
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James S. Lehman

January 2, 1928 - September 8, 2017

James (Jim) Lehman, 89, passed away peacefully on September 8, 2017 from natural causes at Oakridge Gardens, Appleton, WI. Jim was born January 2, 1928 to the late Esther (Raidy) and George Lehman in Kaukauna, WI. He graduated from Kaukauna High School in 1946. He was an excellent high school athlete and was elected to the Kaukauna High School sports Hall of Fame in...
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James C. Wolter

April 7, 1930 - September 8, 2017

The bravest sight in the world to see is a great man struggling against adversity. Jim Wolter, age 87, passed away on Friday, September 8, 2017, with loving family by his side as God called him home. Jim was born on April 7, 1930, in Appleton, to the late Jacob and Katherine (Schreiber) Wolter. He married Betty Barker on March 13, 1952, in Appleton. They...
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Charles Kohl

May 2, 1948 - September 7, 2017

Charles Earl Kohl, age 69, of Grand Chute, passed away unexpectedly at his home on September 7, 2017. Charlie was born on May 2, 1948, son of the late Earl and Elaine (Lippert) Kohl. He grew up on the family farm in Grand Chute and graduated from Appleton West High School. Before Charlie entered the United States Army Reserve, he worked at Miller Lumber. On...
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Paulette Marie Bauer

August 24, 1944 - September 7, 2017

Paulette Bauer of New London, age 73, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on Thursday September 7, 2017 at the Wisconsin Veterans Home in King, WI. She was born August 24, 1944 in Burlington, WI to Paul and Ruby Shoemann. Paulette was joined in marriage to Gary “Skip” Bauer on October 16, 1970 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Waupaca. Paulette...
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Donald R. Coenen

September 19, 1938 - September 7, 2017

Donald R. Coenen, 78 years, of Clintonville, Wisconsin, passed away September 7, 2017 at ThedaCare Regional Medical Center - Appleton. He was born September 19, 1938 to his parents Raphael “Ray” W. F. and Ruby M. (Fuss) Coenen in DePere, WI. He was a graduate of Hortonville High School, Class of 1956. Donald and Joann M. (Krull) Coenen were united in...
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Joan L. Johnson

July 14, 1934 - September 6, 2017

Joan L. Johnson, age 83, of Neenah, passed away at The Heritage on Wednesday, September 6, 2017. She was born on July 14, 1934, in Milwaukee, to the late Harry and Esther (Ehlers) Papenfus. Joan graduated from Rufus King High School in 1952. She worked at AAL in Appleton which is where she met Donald Johnson. Joan and Don were married on August 12, 1978, in...
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Gerardo Ahumada-Diaz

May 23, 1987 - September 5, 2017

Gerardo Ahumada-Diaz, age 30, passed away unexpectedly for his injuries due to a roofing accident on September 5, 2017. A time of visitation will be held from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Monday, September 11, 2017 at the Wichmann Funeral Home, 573 N Superior St., Appleton, WI. Please join the family in a remembrance of Gerardo’s life. Gerardo Ahumada...
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Irene Mary Fassbender

May 20, 1921 - September 5, 2017

At age 96, died peacefully on September 5, 2017 at Matthew’s of Neenah. She was born on May 20, 1921 in Greenville, Wisconsin, daughter of the late George & Josephine Tennie. On November 12th, 1942, she was married to Elmer John Fassbender at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Greenville. In early year’s she worked for Zwicker’s Knitting Mill. She...
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Herbert P. May

April 18, 1929 - September 4, 2017

Herbert Peter May, age 88, passed away on September 4, 2017. A memorial mass will be held at 12:00 PM on Saturday, November 11 at St. Pius X Catholic Church. Visitation will be held from 11:00 AM until the time of service. A full obituary will be posted when complete.
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Herbert P. May

April 18, 1929 - September 4, 2017

Funeral arrangements are pending.
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Roger Rainville

March 14, 1940 - September 4, 2017

Roger J. “Bud” Rainville, 77, passed away on Monday, September 4, 2017 at Appleton Medical Center. Bud was born on March 14, 1940 to Philias and Maria (Dionne) Rainville in Burlington, Vermont. On August 5, 1967 he was united in marriage to Sharalene Mitchler-Heath, together they just celebrated their 50th anniversary. Bud was a plumber and was a...
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Linda C. Tobey

October 6, 1948 - September 3, 2017

Linda C. (Hoks) Tobey, 68 years, passed away September 3, 2017 in Appleton, WI at St. Elizabeth Hospital after complications from an ongoing illness. She was Born October 6, 1948 to her parents Donald and Velma (Haber) Hoks in Menasha, WI. She was a graduate of St. Mary High School in Menasha, Class of 1967. She was the buyer and business manager of John’s Furs...
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Lucy M Vanden Heuvel

June 11, 1930 - September 3, 2017

Lucille M. Vanden Heuvel, of Appleton (formerly Kimberly), went to be with her heavenly family on September 3, 2017, at the age of 87. She passed away peacefully surrounded by her family at Thedacare Regional Medical Center of Appleton. Lucy was born on June 11, 1930, in Appleton to the late Joseph and Florence (Thompson) Theyel. On October 6, 1953, she married...
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Margaret Williams

November 28, 1926 - September 3, 2017

Margaret M. “Toots” Williams, age 90, of Darboy, died peacefully at her home on Sunday, September 3, 2017, with her family by her side. She was born on November 28, 1926, in Menasha, to the late Rudolph “Rudy” and Barbara (Schaeffer) Sensenbrenner. On February 19, 1949, she married her high school sweetheart Robert C. &ldquo...
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Orin Richard Lee

July 8, 1929 - September 2, 2017

O. Richard “Dick” Lee, age 88 passed away on Saturday, September 2, 2017. Dick was born July 8, 1929 in Bismarck, North Dakota, son of the late Olaf O. and Eva Marie Lee. He went to Bismarck schools, St. Olaf College at Northfield Minnesota and graduated from the University of North Dakota earning a B.S. degree in Marketing in 1951. While attending UND,...
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Alfred Neveau

August 10, 1929 - September 2, 2017

Alfred “Al” Neveau Jr., 88, passed away on Saturday, September 2, 2017. Al was born on August 10, 1929 in Norway Michigan to Alfred Sr. and Lena Neveau. He served in the US Army from 1948 until 1951. He graduated from MSOE with a degree in electrical engineering and worked for Kimberly Clark for 47 years retiring in 1988. On October 21, 1978, he was...
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Les Behm

April 3, 1925 - September 2, 2017

Les A Behm, former Appleton business owner of Behm Motors/Team Behm of 50 years, died after a short illness Saturday morning, at home surrounded by family. He was 92. The avid race car driver and businessman was born in Underhill, WI on April 3, 1925 to Martha Fredricka Charlotte (Schmidt) Behm and Herman Ernest Heinrick Behm, the youngest of 10 children. His family...
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Arvin J. Hesse

July 2, 1923 - September 1, 2017

Arvin J. Hesse, age 94, of Appleton, passed away on Friday, September 1, 2017. He was born on July 2, 1923 to the late Samuel and Clara (Fockel) Hesse. Arvin spent his early years on the family farm in Seymour, Wisconsin. Upon his father’s passing the family moved to Appleton. Arvin was employed with Fox River Paper Company as a Machine Tender of Machine #5....
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Jeannie Lea Hogan

March 15, 1947 - September 1, 2017

Jeannie Lea Hogan, “Grandma Hogie”, age 70, of Menasha, passed away at Prairie Homes in Menasha on Friday, September 1, 2017. She was born on March 15, 1947, in New London, to the late Simon and Beatrice (Jensen) Quaintance. Jeannie married Gary Lee Hogan on September 18, 1982, in Neenah, and preceded her in death on April 1, 1994....
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Arvin J. Hesse

September 1, 2017

A complete obituary will appear here as soon as it is available.
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Audrey J. Tierney

August 27, 1930 - August 31, 2017

Audrey J. Tierney, 87, of Appleton, passed away on August 31, 2017 at a local hospital, with her family by her side. Audrey was born August 27, 1930 in Clayton, Wisconsin to Edward and Bertha (Winters) Raddatz. After her graduation from High School in 1948 she married her sweetheart, Harley Tierney on May 14, 1949 in Appleton. They raised a family together and...
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Clifford John Siebers

December 18, 1931 - August 31, 2017

Clifford John Siebers lived life to the fullest from December 18, 1931 until his passing through the pearly gates on August 31, 2017. Cliff will be greatly missed by his best wife ever Gloria (Quella) of 62 years; his children and their spouses John & Tina, Anne & Bill Schmidt, Carol Schubert, Jim & Sandy, Lora & Paul Reinholz, Jeff & Biz, Emily, along with&...
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Patricia M. Kosiorek

July 7, 1922 - August 31, 2017

Patricia M. Kosiorek of Menasha, age 95, passed away Thursday, August 31, 2017. She was born in Neenah, WI, on July 7, 1922, of the late Clara and Edward Arft. Pat was a life-long resident of Doty Island. She was employed by Gilbert Paper Mill prior to her marriage. She married Bernard Kosiorek, June 1, 1946, and they enjoyed 65 years together prior to...
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Terrance Girts

February 14, 1940 - August 28, 2017

Terrance L. Girts Sr, 77 years, born February 14, 1940 to parents William LeRoy and Velma LaRue (Hone) Girts in Vandergrift, PA, went to be with His Lord on August 28, 2017. On March 21, 1970 Terrance L. married E. “Joyce” Holm. For 4 years Terry proudly served his country in the US Army. Terry the Pirate, (his CB handle), was an independent owner...
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Michelle A. Marks

February 14, 1975 - August 27, 2017

Passed away on August 27, 2017 at her residence at the age of 42 after a year and a half long courageous fight against cancer. Michelle was born in Neenah, Wisconsin on February 14, 1975 to Pete and Toni Hoertsch. Shelly graduated from Menasha High School. She was active in watersports, deer hunting, and amateur photography. Her daughters and grandsons meant the world to her....
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Lucille B. Emmer

January 29, 1926 - August 27, 2017

Lucille Beatrice Emmer, age 91, passed away peacefully on August 27, 2017, at Brillion West Haven Assisted Living. Lucille was born in New London on January 29, 1926, daughter of the late Oscar and Louise (Marks) Meyer. She married Hilary “Duke” Emmer on October 5, 1946. They were married for 55 years before his passing in 2002. Lucy enjoyed many...
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Mabel Balke

October 28, 1921 - August 27, 2017

Mabel L. Balke, age 95, of Appleton passed away peacefully on August 27, 2017. Mabel was born on October 28, 1921 in Matoon, Wisconsin to Delbert and Lillian (Butler) Siddens. On June 5, 1948 she was united in marriage to Ronald T. Balke and he preceded her in death on March 10, 1990. She was a longtime member of First United Methodist Church in Appleton and a former...
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Karla Rosenfeldt

November 1, 1934 - August 26, 2017

Per aspera ad astra -"through adversity to the stars." Karla Rae Rosenfeldt, 82, passed on August 26, 2017. Karla was born on November 1, 1934 in Oconto, Wisconsin to Joyous and Otto Rosenfeldt. After graduating from Oconto High School, Karla moved to Kohler, WI and attended Western Union School. She worked for Western Union in various places in Wisconsin and...
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James W. Wierzba

July 30, 1949 - August 26, 2017

James W. Wierzba, age 68, of Appleton, passed away on August 26, 2017. He was born July 30, 1949 in Milwaukee, son of the late Joe and Ceil (Borlik) Wierzba. Jim was a proud veteran, having served in the U.S. Army. He enjoyed Ham Radio and spending time “up north”. He was a friend of Bill W. Jim is survived by his sister, Kathy (Tom) Wallace; niece...
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Margaret E. Gresl

October 28, 1922 - August 25, 2017

Margaret Gresl, age 94 of Appleton, passed away at Brewster Village on Friday evening, August 25, 2017. Margaret was born in Calumet County on October 28, 1922, daughter of the late Adolph and Johanna (Mueller) Bloy. On October 1, 1949, she married Paul Gresl at St. Therese Church in Appleton; Paul preceded her in death in 1989. Many will remember Margaret for...
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Ursulla M. Kuschel

October 10, 1927 - August 24, 2017

Ursulla Mae Kuschel passed away on Thursday, August 24, 2017 at the age of 89. She was born on October 10, 1927 in a farmhouse near Pound, Wisconsin, to the late Joseph and Agnes (Wolfe) Murphy. Ursy met the love of her life, Jerry Kuschel, at a church roller skating party during a semester break. She stumbled, he picked her up off the floor and swept her off...
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Barbara J. Stilp

February 24, 1951 - August 24, 2017

Barbara J. Stilp, 66 years, passed away August 24, 2017 at Cherry Meadows Hospice in Appleton, Wisconsin. She was born February 24, 1951 to her parents Roman F. and Sophie T. (Mitchell) Stilp in Appleton, Wisconsin at St. Elizabeth Hospital. Barb was a graduate of St. Mary High School, Menasha. She was a retiree of Kimberly-Clark Paper after 31 years of service where...
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Douglas Babino

August 29, 1939 - August 21, 2017

Douglas E. Babino, 82, of Manawa passed away on Monday, August 21, 2017. Doug was born on August 29, 1934 to Milton and Dorothy (Miller) Babino in Milwaukee. He attended Appleton High School and Colorado State University in Fort Collins where he received his Bachelors and Master’s degree. Doug was a veteran having served in the U.S. Army. He was a teacher for the...
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Daniel L. Mahony

July 11, 1953 - August 21, 2017

Daniel Lindsey Mahony, age 64, of Fish Creek, Wisconsin and Englewood, Florida, gently passed away on August 21, 2017 after a long and brave struggle with Alzheimer’s Disease. Dan was a loving husband to Susan (Pearson) Mahony and will be sadly missed. Dan was a remarkably kind soul. He possessed a dry, gentle wit that could make most anyone chuckle. He loved...
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Stephan Gebert

January 16, 1952 - August 20, 2017

Stephan R Gebert passed away on Sunday August 20th at 7:52 am as a result of injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident involving a drunk driver. He was born January 16th, 1952 at Wausau Memorial Hospital to Elizabeth and Clarence Gebert. He worked as a maintenance mechanic at Hillshire Farms (Tyson) for the past 37 years and was due to retire early next year. Stephan enjoyed camping,...
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Gerald R. Braun

November 2, 1942 - August 20, 2017

Jerry passed away unexpectedly Sunday evening in his home with his loving wife of 53 years, Jane, at his side. Jerry was born November 2, 1942 in Black Creek, Wisconsin. He was truly the middle child: six older siblings, six younger, six brothers, six sisters. Jane and Jerry were united in marriage at St. Denis parish in Shiocton, Wisconsin. Jerry worked for...
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Peter E. Fransway

June 25, 1933 - August 20, 2017

In His grace and infinite wisdom, God called Peter Fransway, beloved husband and father, to his heavenly home Sunday morning, August 20, 2017 at the age of 84. It was a blessed end to his earthly life, and a glorious beginning to his eternal, perfect life. Pete was born in Appleton, Wisconsin on June 25, 1933, son of the late Earle and Myrtle (Van Wyk)...
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Diane Kaye

August 21, 1926 - August 20, 2017

Diane F. Kaye passed away on August 20, 2017, just hours short of her 91st birthday. Diane was born on August 21, 1926 to the late Francis and Frances (Mierzwa) Pottner. In 1945, Diane married her long-time crush, the paperboy, (late) Anthony Kaye. They were married for 54 years until his passing in 1999. Diane spent the last portion of her working career at Menasha...
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Elizabeth Gerhartz

December 1, 1931 - August 19, 2017

Elizabeth “Betty” Gerhartz, age 85, of Darboy, passed away on Saturday, August 19, 2017. She was born on December 1, 1931 in Wrightstown, Wisconsin to the late Dr. William and Anastasia (Walsh) McLaughlin. She graduated from Stockbridge High School. Betty was employed with the Appleton Post Crescent for about forty years as a typesetter. Betty married...
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Cyril Stadler

April 11, 1932 - August 19, 2017

Cyril Stadler, 85, peacefully passed away on Saturday, August 19, 2017 at Theda Care Regional Medical Center, Appleton. Cy was born on April 11, 1932 to Joseph and Cecilia (Hilger) Stadler in Appleton. Cy was a veteran having served in the U.S. Air Force. On May 30, 1959 he was united in marriage to Doris Hoffmann. Cy was a hard working high voltage electrician...
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