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Our Obituaries

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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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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Rachel G. Christensen

October 1, 1917 - November 30, 2016

Rachel Christensen, age 99 of Appleton, passed away peacefully at Brewster Village. Rachel was born in Randolph, Wisconsin on October 1, 1917, daughter of the late Hayden and Clara (Boelter) Owen. Following high school, she began her secretarial career. She worked at Employers Mutual Insurance, Appleton Papers Combined Locks Mill, Fox Valley Technical College, and her final twenty years in the...
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Florence Mae Woldt

November 7, 1920 - November 29, 2016

Florence M. Woldt, age 96, died peacefully on Tuesday, November 29, 2016, at Living Tree Estates, Greenville. She was born on November 7, 1920, to the late Daniel and Charlotte (Ulman) Dorn. Florence was united in marriage to Harold Woldt on June 14, 1945, and together they raised seven children. She had a very strong Catholic faith and insisted on attending weekly mass. Florence enjoyed...
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Thomas A. Sokolowski

February 25, 1953 - November 29, 2016

Thomas A. Sokolowski, 63 years, passed away, November 29, 2016 after a 17 year battle with ALS at the Atrium in Neenah, Wisconsin. He was born on February 25, 1953 to his loving parents Robert C. and Elynor A. (Suchowski) Sokolowski, one of eight children in Menasha, Wisconsin. His love of hunting and the outdoors started with his father and grandfather taking him up-north for hunting seasons. ...
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Mark A. Brearley

August 5, 1955 - November 28, 2016

Mark Brearley, age 61 of Menasha, passed away on November 28, 2016 at his home. Mark was born in Milwaukee on August 5, 1955, son of the late Denis Brearley and Jeanette (Kreckler) Brearley who currently resides in West Allis. For most of his working life, he managed maintenance crews for various employers. When his health failed, he was forced to retire. He and Sue relocated to Menasha from...
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Raymond M. Bodway

October 19, 1938 - November 28, 2016

RAYMOND M. BODWAY JR. passed away Monday, November 28, 2016 at home surrounded by family after a long battle with cancer. He was born October 19, 1938 to Clara (Zeigler) and Raymond M. Bodway, Sr. He served in the United States Marine Corp. He was married to Marie J. Jones who preceded him in death in 2012. Ray's passion was his business, Fiber & Pallet Recycling in Green Bay and Black Creek,...
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Robert J. Verdon

October 28, 1930 - November 28, 2016

Robert "Bob" Verdon 86 passed away on November 29, 2016 surrounded by his family at Atrium of Appleton. He was born to the late Bernard and Mildred (Prink) on October 28, 1930. He served in the United States Army. He married Rose Koziczkowski on June 6, 1969 in Neenah. He had a passion for golfing, Green Bay Packers, Wisconsin Badgers, going to the casino, traveling with his family on the house...
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Howard H. Westenberger

June 26, 1928 - November 28, 2016

Howard H. Westenberger "Hobbs", 88 years, passed away November 28, 2016 at Thedacare Regional Medical Center – Neenah. He was born on June 26, 1928 in Neenah, Wisconsin. He attended Menasha High School until tenth grade when he began a career at Kimberly Clark Paper Mill. At age 18 he enlisted in the US Army and served overseas in Germany. He returned to continue at Kimberly Clark where...
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Wayne Lloyd Missling

March 28, 1930 - November 27, 2016

Wayne Lloyd Missling, age 86, of Appleton, passed away peacefully on Sunday, November 27, 2016, at Country Villa Assisted Living in Freedom, with his loving family at his side. Wayne was born on March 28, 1930, in Appleton, to the late Victor F. and Della (Schwann) Missling. He married Patricia Liebsch on August 8, 1951; she preceded him in death on December 24, 1999. Wayne proudly served his...
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Harold H. Bauss

June 16, 1943 - November 27, 2016

Harold H. Bauss, age 73, of Grand Chute, passed away on Sunday, 27, 2016. He was born on June 16, 1943 in Bay City, Michigan to the late Hugo and Arline (Kurtz) Bauss. Harold graduated from Midland High School in 1962. Shortly after graduating high school he enlisted in the U.S. Navy and proudly served his country during the Vietnam War. He married Kathy Ballmer on September 24, 1971 in Midland,...
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Mark J. Clark

August 22, 1953 - November 26, 2016

Mark J. Clark, 63, passed away on Saturday, November 26, 2016 at home. Mark was born on August 22, 1953 to Peter A. and Mildred (Remick) Clark Jr. in Neenah. He owned and operated Bloomfield Auto Body and Sales for many years. Mark took great pride in the craftsmanship in the cars he painted and the work he did. He was a very fun loving, funny and helpful person who was very generous with...
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William C. Buxton

February 25, 1937 - November 25, 2016

William C. Buxton passed away peacefully on Friday, November 25, 2016 at the age of 79. As his earthly journey comes to a close, William always took the road less traveled, living the proverbial artist's life that he embraced with a passion as fiery as his hair was red. An Appleton native, William lived throughout the Fox Valley as well as Milwaukee where he began his five decade long career as...
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Margaret C. Seidling

November 2, 1932 - November 25, 2016

Margaret C. Seidling, age 84 of Menasha, passed away on November 25, 2016 at Heartwood Homes of Menasha. Margaret was born on November 2, 1932 in Appleton Wisconsin to Joseph and Lorraine (Dunsirn) Kaufman. On February 4, 1950, she married Richard Seidling, and he preceded her in death. She will be sadly missed by her children: Kathleen (James) Schneider of Neenah; Richard (Mary Jo) Seidling of...
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Robert Malueg

May 31, 1944 - November 24, 2016

Robert V. "Bob" Malueg, age 72, passed away on November 24, 2016 in Waukesha Wisconsin. Robert was born on May 31, 1944 in Appleton to Vernon and Meredith (Jennerjahn) Malueg. He was a graduate of Appleton High School. He served his country as a member US Army during the Vietnam War. He was an employee of Jeske Company Inc for many years as a Hardware Salesman. He enjoyed spending time outdoors...
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Phyllis Ann Brahan

March 2, 1933 - November 23, 2016

Phyllis Ann Brahan, 83, more lovingly called Phyl, 'Philly' or 'Gramma', was peacefully called to heaven on November 23rd, after giving a kiss to those she loved. The daughter of the late Elmer and Elda (Nelson) Westphal, she was born in Cecil on March 2, 1933. After graduating, she had many adventures in Milwaukee before returning to Clintonville to marry James Brahan in 1956. Together they...
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Richard Nettekoven

July 31, 1940 - November 22, 2016

Richard "Whitey" Nettekoven, age 76, of Kaukauna, is no longer suffering and now at peace in Heaven with his sons. Richard passed at The Atrium of Little Chute. For the past few months he had been receiving care at both The Atrium and ThedaCare Regional Medical Center of Appleton. He was born on July 31, 1940 in Appleton. The son of Victor and Ruth (Schmalz) Nettekoven. Richard lived in...
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Gerda M. Schmidt

December 19, 1924 - November 22, 2016

Gerda Schmidt, age 91 of Menasha, passed away peacefully on Tuesday morning, November 22, 2016. Gerda was born in Germany on December 19, 1924, daughter of the late Frederich and Meta Schmidt. Though she was born in Germany, she was very proud of her naturalized United States Citizenship. Gerda will be remembered by all as a special, one-of-a-kind woman who enjoyed family Packer game-day...
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Joseph Smith

July 1, 1937 - November 20, 2016

Joseph Smith, 79, passed away on Sunday, November 20, 2016 at Oakridge Gardens. Joe was born on July 1, 1937 to Henry and Ann (Keyzer) Smith. On July 4, 1962 he was united in marriage to Arlene Dunkelberger at Holy Cross in Kaukauna. Joe was a veteran having served in the US Navy. He worked at the Neenah Foundry, John Strange Papers, DHI and then Banta's until his retirement. Joe enjoyed...
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Eugene A. Kolb

July 17, 1926 - November 20, 2016

Eugene A. Kolb, age 90, of Appleton, passed away on Sunday, November 20, 2016. He was born on July 17, 1926 in Town of Meeme, Wisconsin to the late Alden and Myra (Klessig) Kolb. Eugene graduated from Sheboygan Central High in 1944. Eugene married, Mildred Eisner, in July of 1948, and together were blessed with three children. In April of 1948 he joined the Wisconsin Telephone Company and...
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Shirley Mae Wilke

December 8, 1931 - November 20, 2016

Shirley Mae Wilke (Schmidt), age 84, of Neenah entered her heavenly home Sunday morning on November 20, 2016. She was surrounded by her loving family as she peacefully entered eternal bliss. She was born December 8, 1931 in Clintonville, daughter of Christine and Albert Schmidt. She graduated from Clintonville High in 1949. She moved to Appleton and worked at the Aid Association where she met...
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Luella J. Kirk

April 19, 1922 - November 19, 2016

Luella J Kirk, 94, passed away on November 19, 2016 at Century Oaks in Appleton, Wisconsin. She was born on April 19, 1922 to her loving parents Walter and Elsie (Ziemke) Turner in West Bloomfield, Wisconsin. She was a graduate of Weyawega High School class of 1940. Luella (Turner) and Fred Kirk were married on March 15, 1947 in Appleton, Wiscnsin. Together they raised three children. They...
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Lois E. Pozolinski

December 22, 1926 - November 18, 2016

Lois E. Pozolinski, age 89 of Menasha, passed away peacefully on Friday morning, November 18, 2016. She was born December 22, 1926 in Waupaca, Wisconsin daughter of Arlington and Mabel (Nelson) Stearns. She graduated from Waupaca High School in 1944 and then moved to Appleton and started work at Marathon Paper Mill in Menasha. Lois met her husband Joe in 1947 and was united in married June 11,...
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Rebecca Sally Vanevenhoven

May 11, 1989 - November 18, 2016

Becky Vanevenhoven was granted her angel wings on November 18, 2016. She was born on May 11, 1989 to her parents, Joseph and Janette Vanevenhoven of Appleton, WI. Becky's final days were spent surrounded by family whose lives she had touched in so many ways throughout her short, yet very memorable life. She will be deeply missed by her family, her peers at Willow Heart Respite & Care Center,...
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Ruth Ann Mudrak

January 21, 1942 - November 17, 2016

Ruth Ann Mudrak, 74, passed away on Thursday, November 17, 2016 at home surrounded by her family. Ruth was born on January 21, 1942 to Russell and Dorothy (Hanley) Johnson in Marinette. On January 23, 1965 she was united in marriage to Dean Mudrak. Ruth was a French teacher in the Appleton School District until her retirement. She spent most of her career at Roosevelt Middle/ Junior High...
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Dawn E. Petermann

July 6, 1928 - November 16, 2016

Dawn Petermann, age 88 of Appleton, was called to her Lord's side on Wednesday night, November 16, 2016. Dawn was born in Algoma, WI on July 6, 1928, daughter of the late Emil and Eva (Holdorf) Storm. After high school, she attended Martin Luther College for a short time, but left to accept an emergency call to teach in Belle Plaine, Minnesota. Following her teaching there, she married Kurt R....
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Barbara P. Pankratz

March 4, 1920 - November 16, 2016

Barbara Pauline (Heinemann) Pankratz, 96, of Appleton, passed away November 16, 2016 at Brewster Village. She was born in Appleton, March 4, 1920, daughter of Moritz and Margaret (Fischer) Heinemann. Barbara was a graduate of St. Mary's Catholic High School, Menasha. On Nov. 8, 1941, she was united in marriage to Leo Pankratz at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Appleton. After their marriage, they...
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Gary G. Arnold

September 1, 1941 - November 14, 2016

Gary G. Arnold, 75 years, passed away November 14, 2016 at Thedacare Regional Hospital – Appleton. He was born at home in Natural Bridge, NY on September 1, 1941 to Arthur Eugene Arnold and Carrie Arnold (Blow). Gary was a 1959 graduate of Carthage Central High School in Carthage, New York. He earned a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry in 1964. He was then employed by Allied Chemical...
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Michael D. Briski

December 4, 1964 - November 14, 2016

Michael D. Briski passed away unexpectedly on November 14, 2016, at the age of 51. A Fox Cities resident for two decades, he worked at Gustman Auto (Kaukauna) for over 16 years as an Auto Body Technician, where he enjoyed a well-earned reputation as a knowledgeable professional whose experience went well beyond his job description. Mike grew up in Glendale on the north side of Milwaukee, where...
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Karen M. Killian

November 19, 1957 - November 14, 2016

Karen M. Killian (Ver Bust), age 58, of Darboy, passed away Monday evening November 14th, surrounded with love by her family. Karen battled cancer courageously for five and a half years. She was born on November 19, 1957 in Appleton to Bernie and Janet (Newhouse) Ver Bust. Karen married the love of her life, David Killian on October 9th, 1982 at Holy Name Catholic Church in Kimberly. They were...
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Constance J. Klein

August 2, 1952 - November 14, 2016

Constance "Connie" J. Klein 64 passed away peacefully on November 14, 2016 at her home in Appleton, Wisconsin surrounded by her loving family. She was born to the late John and Jeanne (Fahrbach) Klein on August 2, 1952 in Neenah, Wisconsin. Connie was a fan of music and art. She had a unique gift of interior design. Traveling was a favorite past-time to various parts of the country. She loved...
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Annabelle F. Stroud

July 30, 1921 - November 14, 2016

Annabelle F. Stroud, 95 years, fell asleep in the Lord on November 14, 2016 at her residence in Hilbert, Wisconsin surrounded by her loved ones. She was born July 30, 1921 to her loving parents Hubert H. and Lydia E. (Meyer) Dorman in Harrison Township, Wisconsin. She attended Roosevelt Junior High School for 7th grade, Wilson Junior High School for 8th and 9th grade, Morgan School for her...
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Robert J. Schattl

September 27, 1931 - November 13, 2016

Our dear Bob walked through the Gates of Heaven and into the arms of Jesus, Our Lord, on November 13, 2016, after a long and courageous battle with prostate cancer. Bob was born on September 27, 1931, in Matoon, to the late Frank and Katherine (Fischer) Schattl. He was the youngest of nine children. Bob proudly served his country in the United States Army during the Korean War. He earned three...
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Ann F. Palushik

October 16, 1958 - November 13, 2016

Ann F. Palushik, age 58, passed away peacefully on November 13, 2016, surrounded by her family at The Bridges of Appleton. Ann was born on October 16, 1958 to Neil and Eileen (Courtney) Biersteker in Kaukauna Wisconsin. She was a 1977 graduate of Kaukauna High School. She served her country as a member of the US Army. She was an active member of St. Bernard Catholic Church in Appleton where she...
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William P. Van Wychen

December 14, 1926 - November 13, 2016

William P. Van Wychen, age 89, of Kaukauna, passed away on Sunday, November 13, 2016. He was born on December 14, 1926 in the town of Kaukauna to the late Henry and Anna (Stiljes) Van Wychen. William proudly served his country in the U.S. Navy; shortly after World War II. After his discharge for the Navy, William married the love of his life, Bernice Ambrosius, on October 28, 1948 at St. Boniface...
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Sandra K. Eckes

November 28, 1947 - November 13, 2016

Sandra K. Eckes passed away on November 13, 2016. Sandy was born November 28, 1947 in Appleton. She was a graduate of Appleton West High School and the University of Wisconsin-Stout where she majored in early childhood education. Sandy was preceded in death by her husband: Gary Eckes; her father: Gordon Schuh; and her brother: Gord Schuh Jr. (Carol). She is survived by her mother: Helen...
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Fred W. Burdett

May 18, 1921 - November 11, 2016

Fred W. Burdett, age 95, passed away on Saturday, November 19, 2016 at ThedaCare Medical Center-Neenah. He was born on May 18, 1921 to the late Robert and Marion (Stark) Burdett in Cleveland, Ohio. He grew up in Cleveland Heights, Ohio and graduated from high school in 1939. After high school he served a four year apprenticeship at Lucas Machine Tool Co. He entered into military service in 1943...
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Sky Elwood Trader

March 17, 1988 - November 11, 2016

The world lost a shining star, Sky Elwood Trader, 28, of Neenah, passed away unexpectedly on Friday November 11. He was born on March 17, 1988 in Salisbury Maryland, the son of Lori Peotter and Don Trader. Sky grew up in Ripon and Appleton. Sky was compassionate, hilarious and kind-hearted. He was truly one of a kind. Sky was extremely intelligent and loved to learn new things. He...
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Randy Rollins

March 20, 1954 - November 11, 2016

Randy E. Rollins, 62, passed away unexpectedly on November 11, 2016 at Theda Care Medical Center, Appleton. Randy was born on March 20, 1954 to Roy and Margaret (Clark) Rollins. He was a veteran having served in the US Army. On May 24, 1975 he was united in marriage to Darlene Diener. Randy enjoyed reading, bird watching, and watching sports and old movies. He retired from Menards, but...
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Peter James Ready, Jr.

January 27, 1934 - November 10, 2016

Peter "Jim" Ready Jr., 82 passed away on November 10, 2016 at Regional Medical Center in Appleton. He was born to the late Peter and Irene (Mitchell) on January 27, 1934. He served proudly in the United States Army as a paratrooper with the 82nd Airborne Division. He spent 47 years as a teamster employed by Foremost and Morning Glory and also serving on the local board of the 563. He often took...
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Donald W. Harder

May 29, 1935 - November 10, 2016

Donald "Pat" Harder, formerly of Menasha, passed away on Thursday, November 10, 2016, at the Wisconsin Veterans Home in King. He was born on May 29, 1935 in Potter, Wisconsin to the late Reinard and Viola (Fink) Harder. Pat attended grade school and was confirmed at Trinity Lutheran Church in Brillion. He attended Brillion High School and while there, enjoyed music and competed in both solo...
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Allen G. Wichman

March 31, 1939 - November 9, 2016

Allen G. Wichman, 77 years, passed away November 9, 2016 surrounded by his loved ones at ThedaCare Regional Medical Center of Appleton, Wisconsin He was born March 31, 1939 in Appleton to his loving parents Gottlieb Edward and Ruth Rosella (Cotter) Wichmann. After his junior year at Appleton West High School, Allen joined the US Army and was stationed in Germany for most of his three years of...
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Germaine Kempen

October 21, 1928 - November 9, 2016

Germaine Kempen, 88, was called home to tend God's garden on Wednesday, November 9, 2016 at St. Paul Home. Germaine was born on October 21, 1928 to John and Naomi (Hopfensperger) Van Treeck on the family farm. She was united in marriage to Russell on April 14, 1951 at St. Mary's Catholic Church, and they worked on the Kempen family farm outside of Hollandtown. She was the family...
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Mildred C. Francek

August 23, 1924 - November 9, 2016

Mildred (Mitchler) Francek, age 92, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, November 9, 2016 at Matthews Senior Living in Neenah with family by her side. Mildred was born on August 23, 1924 to the late John and Olga (Jesse) Mitchler. In 1947 she married the late Al Small and they were together until his passing in 1967. In 1973 she married the late John Francek and they were together until his...
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Frank P. MacPhetridge II

October 21, 1964 - November 8, 2016

Frank P. MacPhetridge II, age 52 of Neenah, passed away peacefully at home in the care of his staff at Clarity Care and Heartland Hospice Care. He was born on October 21, 1964 at Andrews Airforce Base in Maryland, to the late Terrence MacPhetridge and surviving mother, Mary (Crose) MacPhetridge. Frank was a long term resident with Clarity Care in Neenah, who enjoyed years of working a Lakeside...
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Howard Kieffer

September 13, 1928 - November 8, 2016

Howard Kieffer, age 88, of Kaukauna, WI and formerly of Marinette, WI, entered Eternal Life on November 8, 2016, at St. Paul Villa, Kaukauna. Howard is survived by his loving wife of 67 years, Betty Jean (nee Malliet); sons Jim, Perry and Dave Kieffer; sisters Betty Nigl, Delores Wheaton, and Judy LaRue; and brother Austin Wheaton. Proud grandfather of Sonia (Guy) Schmitt, Kristan (Dave) Black...
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Richard D. Bojarski

May 16, 1940 - November 7, 2016

Richard "Crusher" Bojarski 76 passed away peacefully on November 7, 2016. He was born to the late Walter and Helen ( Doerfler) Bojarski on May 16, 1940 in Appleton, WI. He graduated from Menasha High School in 1958. He went to work for James River and retired after working for 42 years. He married Sally (Birling) on November 22, 1969 at St. Mary Catholic Church in Menasha; she preceded him in...
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Taelor Paige Grisack

August 24, 1999 - November 6, 2016

Taelor Paige Grisack, age 17, left this world much too early on Sunday afternoon, November 6, 2016. Family and friends are welcome to gather at the Wichmann Funeral Home, Tri County Chapel at 1592 Oneida Street in Menasha on Saturday, November 12 from 4:00 PM until 7:00 PM. There will be a time of sharing at 5:30 PM at the funeral home. All are welcome to join us in celebrating and...
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Fred Bittorf

December 13, 1928 - November 6, 2016

Fred Bittorf, 87, passed away November 6 due to a stroke with complications. Fred was born December 13, 1928, son of Fred B. and Vivian (Monica), Egg Harbor, WI. He was a graduate of Gibralter High School. Fred then served in the U.S. Army from 1948-1952. He then attended and graduated from UW Platteville in 1956 and UW Superior in 1960. He taught and later served as principal in several...
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Lucille T. Werth

April 27, 1929 - November 6, 2016

Lucille T. Werth, 87 years, passed away November 6, 2016 at St. Paul Home, Kaukauna, Wisconsin. She was born on April 27, 1929 in Seymour, Wisconsin to her loving parents Edward and Henrietta (Green) DeBruin. In her early years she was the cook for the hands on the family farm in Seymour. She met her husband Walter Dorn at the Cinderella Dance Hall. Together they raised seven children and...
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Donna M. Dutter

January 10, 1938 - November 4, 2016

Donna M. Dutter, age 78, of Menasha, WI passed away on Friday, November 4, 2016. She was born on January 10, 1938 to the late Arnold and Tillie (Knutson) Mueller in Gunder, Iowa. Donna proudly served her country in both the Women's Army Corp. and the United States Air Force 1956-1959. During her time in the service she met the love of her life, Ronald "Ron" Dutter. Donna and Ron married on...
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Leo A. Marks

March 11, 1930 - November 4, 2016

Leo passed away at his Greenville home on Friday afternoon, November 4, 2016. He was surrounded by those he loved and those who loved him. He was 86. Leo was born in Waupaca County on March 11, 1930, son of the late Adam and Tillie (Lange) Marks. On June 23, of 1951, he married Dorothy Miller; she survives. Leo's priorities were faith, family and Nationwide. He taught Sunday school and...
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Verla David Ziemann

September 24, 1922 - November 3, 2016

Verla "Davey" Ziemann, 94, of Menasha passed away peacefully on November 3, 2016. She was born on September 24, 1922 in San Angelo, TX to the late James and Emily (Cole) Willoughby. She married Frederick Ziemann on June 22, 1945 in East Lansing, MI. He preceded her in death on March 17, 2012. Davey earned her nursing degree from Edward W. Sparrow Hospital School of Nursing on October 27, 1945...
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James Kolakowski

September 25, 1951 - November 3, 2016

James John "Koolie" Kolakowski, 65 of Menasha, passed away on November 3, 2016. Jim was born to John and Marion (Kaminski) Kolakowski in Neenah, WI on September 25, 1951. He was a 1969 graduate of Menasha High School and remained friends with many of his classmates until his death. Jim met Diane Brantmeier of Menasha at a neighborhood block party. Diane noticed that Jim was a "good guy" and they...
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Robert G. Sternhagen

January 5, 1949 - November 3, 2016

Robert G. Sternhagen (Bob), age 67, of Appleton ended his journey with cancer peacefully at his home on Thursday November 3, 2016 surrounded by his family and friends. Bob was born on January 5, 1949 in Appleton, to Victor and Evelyn Sternhagen as the fifth of seven children. In 1986 he married Linda Rickert on a beach in Maui, Hawaii; on December 4th they would have celebrated their 30th wedding...
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Bonnie L. Bednaroski

April 15, 1937 - November 2, 2016

Bonnie L. Bednaroski, age 79, of Menasha, passed away on Wednesday, November 2, 2016. She was born on April 15, 1937 in Appleton to the late Orville and Theresa (Ertl) Ackman. She married Ronald on September 13, 1958 at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Appleton. Bonnie was a long-time member of St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Menasha. She always enjoyed sharing her talents with her contributions to...
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Verdilla Dohr

July 2, 1923 - November 2, 2016

Verdilla "Judy" Dohr, age 93, of Appleton, passed away at Willow Brooke Point Senior Living in Stevens Point on Wednesday, November 2, 2016, under the care of Ministry Hospice. Judy was born on July 2, 1923, in Westfield, Wisconsin, to the late Frank and Laurel (Smith) Wagner. She was a graduate of Randolph High School. Judy moved to Milwaukee following graduation and there met her future...
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Leroy C. Fieck

June 2, 1943 - November 2, 2016

Leroy Fieck, age 73 of Kaukauna, passed away Wednesday afternoon, November 2, 2016. Leroy was born in Wayside, son of the late Raymond and Eleanor (Schultz) Fieck. Sandra Hermans became his wife on June 29, 1962, and together the couple spent fifty-five years together and raised four loving children. Leroy was a real people person, and enjoyed meeting and talking with new friends. He and...
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Bernice Allen

March 23, 1934 - November 1, 2016

Bernice (Gandt) Allen, age 82, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, November 1, 2016. Bernice was born on March 23, 1934 to the late Otto and Hedwig (Hoppe) Gandt. She graduated from Appleton High School. She married John Allen in November of 1961 and together they had two children. Bernice became a stay at home mother, caring for her husband and their two children. She spent a lot of her free time...
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James Labre

February 28, 1940 - November 1, 2016

James "Jim" Labre, age 76, of Neenah, passed away after a short illness on Tuesday, November 1, 2016. He was born on February 28, 1940 in Marinisco, Michigan to the late Edward and Thelma (Chartre) Labre. Jim graduated from Neenah High School in 1958 and went on to Winona School of Photography where he studied for two years before his enlistment. Jim proudly served his country in the U. S. Army...
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Mary Ann Pflum

August 24, 1929 - October 31, 2016

Mary Ann Pflum, age 87 of Appleton, passed away peacefully at her home on Monday afternoon, October 31, 2016. The memorial funeral liturgy for Mary Ann will be held at 11:00 AM on Saturday, November 19, 2016 at ST. THOMAS MORE CATHOLIC CHURCH, 1810 N. McDonald Street in Appleton, with Fr. Gerald Falk and Fr. Jim Lucas con-celebrating. Inurnment will take place at a later date at St. Joseph...
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Grace A. Funk

April 6, 1918 - October 31, 2016

Grace Funk, 98 passed away on October 31, 2016 in Oshkosh. Grace was born on April 6, 1918 to Adam and Elizabeth (Kahlfus) Schwartzbauer. In November of 1939 she married Eugene Funk and he preceded her in death on February 12, 1993. She was a member of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church of Menasha. She was a former member of The Lion's Club and the Neenah-Menasha Elks Lodge 676. She was...
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Joey Lee Verbruggen

June 8, 1968 - October 31, 2016

Joey L. Verbruggen, 48 of Appleton passed away on October 31, 2016. He was born on June 8, 1968 to Donald and Beverly (VanStiphout) Verbruggen in Appleton, WI. Joey was an avid train enthusiast and collected many train related items. He loved watching his favorite baseball team, the Cubbies. Joey is preceded in death by his father, Donald Verbruggen, and his beloved grandmother, Irma...
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Elsie M. Mitchell

January 11, 1936 - October 31, 2016

Elsie Mae Mitchell (nee Vanden Heuvel) Age 80, passed away peacefully at home on October 31, 2016. Elsie was born on January 11, 1936 to the late Henry and Alvina (Hackl) Vanden Heuvel. She grew up on the family farm in rural Seymour and graduated from Seymour High School. On September 2, 1957, she married Boniface (Barney) Mitchell at St. John Catholic Church in Seymour. Elsie and Barney...
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Kathleen R. Smith

October 16, 1932 - October 31, 2016

Kathleen "Kathy" Rose (Driscoll) Smith, 84 years, passed away October 31, 2016 at Prairie Home Assisted Living in Menasha. She was born October 16, 1932 in Neenah, Wisconsin to her loving parents Lawrence and Eleanor (Tietz) Driscoll. She graduated from Menasha High School in 1950. Kathy went to many states with her former husband, James Mitchler, on transfers to new positions. She worked at...
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Wayne Schrab

April 18, 1943 - October 30, 2016

Wayne Schrab, 73, passed away on Sunday, October 30, at Living Tree Estates, Greenville. He was born on April 18, 1943 in Mayville, the only child of Harold and Dorothy (Bening) Schrab. He attended St. John's Lutheran School, Mayville and was a 1961 graduate of Mayville High School. Wayne earned a Bachelor of Science, Secondary Education - Mathematics Degree from the University of Wisconsin,...
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Carol A. Diermeier

December 7, 1963 - October 29, 2016

Carol A. Diermeier, 52, passed away unexpectedly on October 29, 2016. Carol was born on December 7, 1963 to Edmund and Mildred (Dorsey) Schumacher. She grew up in Little Chute attending St. John's Grade School and Little Chute High School. She received her Bachelor's degree in Business from Carroll College. On October 7, 1994 she was united in marriage to Mike Diermeier at Holy Cross. ...
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Nancy J. Gleason

March 13, 1966 - October 29, 2016

Nancy Joan Gleason, age 50, passed away peacefully while surrounded by family and friends on Saturday, October 29, 2016 at her home. She was born in Green Bay on March 13, 1966 to Gerald and Mary Ann (West) Gleason. Nancy was raised with her brother and sisters in Menasha. She was an avid Packers, Brewers and Wisconsin sports fan. Nancy also loved to fish and enjoying whipping her fellow...
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Thomas J. Ahrens

July 20, 1939 - October 28, 2016

Tom Ahrens, age 77 of Appleton, passed away Friday, October 28, 2016. He had battled Lewy Body Dementia for over five years. Tom was born in Appleton on July 20, 1939, son of the late Harold and Mary (Gerarden) Ahrens. He attended Appleton High School, and on July 8, 1961 married Rose DeDecker who survives him. Together, the couple celebrated fifty-five years of marriage this past July. He...
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Ethel Promer

December 21, 1924 - October 28, 2016

Ethel Promer, age 91, passed away on Friday, October 28, 2016 at the Kimberly Assisted Living.  Ethel was born December 21, 1924 in Wrightstown, daughter of the late Edward and Rosella (Baeten) Gussert.  She attended Holy Cross School and lived in Kaukauna her entire life.  In her early years, Ethel enjoyed playing softball in Kaukauna.  She was pitching at one of those games...
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Claire Darlene Marx

May 3, 1913 - October 28, 2016

Claire (Darlene) Marx 103 passed away peacefully on October 28, 2016 at Rennes Nursing Home in Appleton, WI. She was born on May 3, 1913 to the late John and Agnes (Guyett) Marmes, in Menasha and had resided in the Fox Valley all of her life. She was united in marriage to the late Norbert J. Marx, on November 5, 1938 at St. Patrick Catholic Church, Menasha. They shared 60 years together until...
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James F. Miller

October 28, 2016

James F. Miller, 95, died peacefully on October 28, 2016. His cherished wife Bernice and beloved brother Walter, Jr. preceded him in death. He is survived by his children Susan Mitchell (George), Jim Miller, Jr. (Susan Ehrlich) and Kate Boyd (Bill); by his grandchildren Maggie, Nellie, Aaron (Florence) and Sam; and by his great-grandchildren Isaac, Amita and Genevieve. Jim dated his wife Bernice...
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Sharon E. Hopfensperger

February 28, 1943 - October 28, 2016

A special, loving lady born on February 28, 1943, to Matt and Valesca (Stommel) Hopfensperger got her final prayer answered on October 28, 2016. Dealing with the ups and downs of cancer, she succumbed to her illness with very little notice. Her wish was to be in the comfort of her home to the end. Having her wish granted, she was active up to the last day doing what she loved to do&mdash...
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Charlotte A. Holub

September 28, 1923 - October 27, 2016

Charlotte went to be with her Lord and Savior on Thursday, October 27, 2016 at the age of 93. Charlotte was born in Antigo, WI to the late Leonard and Verna (Pautz) Parsons on September 27, 1923, Charlotte married Sylvester Holub at St Peter Evangelical Lutheran Church in Polar, WI on December 15, 1945. They resided in Antigo, WI until 1962 when they moved to Fond du Lac, WI Charlotte worked...
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Rose Ann Broadway

August 11, 1933 - October 27, 2016

Rose Ann (Voissem) (Geiger) (Bodine) Broadway, age 83 passed away on Thursday, October 27, 2016. She unexpectedly passed after just being diagnosed with cancer. She was born on August 11, 1933 to the late Arthur and Marie Voissem of Menasha. She led an active and full life, being widowed 3 times. She married Robert Geiger on February 12, 1955. He preceded her in death on July 9, 1961. Rose is...
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Lorraine Koslowski

July 30, 1924 - October 27, 2016

Lorraine "Leapy" Koslowski, age 92, passed away peacefully on Thursday, October 27, 2016 at St. Elizabeth Hospital with her family by her side. Lorraine was born on July 30, 1924 to the late Joseph and Martha (Sokolowski) Liebhauser. She graduated from St. Mary's High School and has spent the majority of her career as a mother caring for her family. In 1948 Lorraine married Eugene "Sweetka"...
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Joseph Michael Rell

June 2, 1941 - October 27, 2016

Joseph Rell, 75, of Freedom Wisconsin passed away on October 27, 2016. He was born to Louis and Mary (Orlowski) Rell in Tomahawk, Wisconsin on June 2, 1941. Upon graduation of Merrill High School, he went to join the Pipefitters Union, where he spent over 35 years as a member. In 2007 he met his beautiful bride, Illene Gish of Appleton. Illene and Joseph married on September 21, 2007 in Appleton...
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Patricia A. Locy

March 18, 1930 - October 27, 2016

Patricia "Patsy" Ann Locy, age 86, of Appleton, passed away peacefully with her family by her side on Thursday, October 27, 2016 at home. Patricia was born in Appleton on March 18, 1930, daughter of the late Raymond and Marion (Geenen) Murphy. She graduated from Freedom High School before moving to Appleton and working for Home Mutual and Kimberly Clark. In 1951, Patricia married Dewain Locy....
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Mary Jane Schreiter

March 28, 1934 - October 26, 2016

Mary Jane (Matt) Schreiter, 82, passed away on Wednesday, October 26, 2016 at Theda Care Regional Medical Center, Appleton with her family by her side. Mary was born on March 28, 1934 to the late Ben and Edna (Milewsky) Matt on a farm in Farmersburg Township, Clayton County, Iowa. She attended St. Joseph Grade School, Garnavillo, Iowa and graduated from Garnavillo High School. After...
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Patricia Pussehl

December 12, 1953 - October 25, 2016

Patricia Ann (Hill) Pussehl, age 62, of Appleton, died Tuesday, October 25, 2016, at Rennes Health Center. She was born on December 12, 1953, in Green Bay, Wisconsin, to Arnold and Helen (Parker) Hill. Her mother died shortly after child birth and Patricia then lived with Henry and Bernice (Olmsted) Pussehl. When she was an adult, she changed her last name to Pussehl. Pat worked at AAL, now...
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Lillian M. Sambs

December 20, 1927 - October 25, 2016

Lillian M. Sambs 88, passed away peacefully on October 25, 2016 after a second battle with cancer. She was born to the late Rufin and Katherine (Zelinski) Suess on December 20, 1927 in Menasha, WI. She married Michael Sambs on April 24th 1954. Lil supported her family without judgement. She loved to go to the woods with her family especially when the grandchildren were young. She liked to watch...
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Harold A. Pritzl

November 8, 1935 - October 25, 2016

Harold A. Pritzl, 80, passed away on Tuesday, October 25, 2016 at Rennes. Harold was born on November 8, 1935 to Robert and Elizabeth (Gresl) Pritzl in Greenville. On April 27, 1960 he was united in marriage to Dorothy "Dolly" Lamers in Wrightstown. He served in the Army Reserves from 1958 until 1964. Harold had his own plastering business after working for his brother George for many years...
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Geri Berendsen

March 20, 1933 - October 24, 2016

Geri Berendsen, age 83, passed away peacefully with family by her side on Monday, October 24, 2016. She was born to the late Lawrence and Helen (Nowak) Rasmussen in Neenah. Geri was raised in Menasha and graduated from Menasha High School. She was an avid bowler and member of the Central Fox Valley Bowling Association from 1952 until 2011. Throughout her career she worked at multiple bowling...
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Aldeane E. Alstad

March 7, 1919 - October 24, 2016

Aldeane E. Alstad (Curda) , 97 years, passed away peacefully on October 24, 2016 at Carolina Manor, Appleton. Aldeane was born on March 7, 1919 in Dwight, Nebraska to her loving parents Anton and Anna (Sobolik) Curda. She learned to sew at an early age and was a bookkeeper for her father's filling station at the age of 12. She graduated from David City High School and continued her education...
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Michael Schaden

May 27, 1973 - October 24, 2016

Michael (Mike) L Schaden, age 43, passed away on Monday, October 24, 2016 after a yearlong battle with pancreatic cancer. He was born on May 27, 1973 in Two Rivers, WI to Ronald and Janice (Schuh) Schaden. Mike graduated from Two Rivers Washington High School in 1991. He completed an Electrical degree at Lakeshore Technical College in 1994. He was employed by North Country Business Products,...
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Shirley Virginia Moe

February 12, 1929 - October 23, 2016

Shirley Virginia Moe, age 87, of Appleton, passed away at her home on Sunday, October 23, 2016. She was born on February 12, 1929, in Warrensburg, Missouri. Shirley married John D. Moe, Sr., on October 22, 1949; he preceded her in death in 1987. She had been employed by Outlook Graphics in Menasha for many years. Survivors include her sisters, Sister Maria Wilson, St. Paul, Minnesota;...
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