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Our Obituaries

Margaret Mary Stygar

May 10, 1932 - April 26, 2017

Margaret Mary "Marge" Stygar, age 84, passed away on April 26, 2017 at a local nursing home. Margaret was born on May 10, 1932 to George and Viola (Peters) Van De Hei in Green Bay Wisconsin. On September 29, 1951 she married Bat Gleason. Bat preceded her in death. In June of 1964 she married John Stygar and he also preceded her in death. Family was important to Marge. She loved to joke and play...
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Makswell Jeffrey Jacobson

September 1, 2016 - April 23, 2017

Makswell Jeffrey Jacobson, passed away at home on Sunday April 23, 2017 snuggled in his mom and dad's arms surrounded by his big brothers Lukas and Jackson. Makswell was born on September 1, 2016 at Children's Hospital in Milwaukee to Kara and Eric Jacobson. In his short life he touched many lives with his infectious smile. He had a big impact on all those around him and taught us to live...
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Larry L. Kath

July 25, 1940 - April 23, 2017

Larry L. Kath, age 76, of Appleton, passed away at Grand Horizons Assisted Living in Appleton, Wisconsin, on Sunday, April 23, 2017. He was born on July 25, 1940, in Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin, to the late Herman and Fern (Russ) Kath. Larry married Sandra Gruening on April 20, 1963, in Wausau, Wisconsin. An avid sportsman, Larry was a star point guard on his high school basketball team and a...
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Myrtle Margthe Schroeder

September 30, 1924 - April 23, 2017

Myrtle Margethe Schroeder (Koch), age 92, of Appleton, passed away on Sunday, April 23, 2017 at Willow Lane Assisted Living in Appleton. She was born on September 30, 1924 in Dike, Iowa to the late Hans and Jensine (Jensen) Koch. Her family moved to Neenah where she graduated from Neenah High School in 1942. She married Gordon Schroeder at Our Savior Lutheran Church in Neenah. After graduating...
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Victoria P. Sullivan

September 17, 1933 - April 22, 2017

Victoria P. Sullivan 83 passed away peacefully on April 22, 2017 at her home in Kaukauna. She was born in Maine to the late Patrick and Teresa (Schwin) Kilawee on September 17, 1933. When she was a child, her family returned to Wisconsin where she resided the rest of her life. She married Clarence "Sulli" Sullivan on April 15, 1961 at Holy Cross Catholic Church in Kaukauna, he preceded her in...
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Linda Mae Buss

September 19, 1949 - April 21, 2017

Linda M. Buss (Tierney), 67 years, passed away April 21, 2017 peacefully, surrounded by her loved ones, after a courageous battle with cancer. She was born on September 19, 1949 to her parents Cyril and Rena (Remmel) Tierney in Appleton, Wisconsin, the last of seven children. She was a graduate of Xavier High School, Class of 1968. Out with some friends, she met the love of her life while he was...
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Mike Goodchild

March 20, 1959 - April 20, 2017

Mike Goodchild, age 58 of Fond Du Lac, formerly Appleton, passed away on Thursday, April 20, 2017. Mike was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on March 20, 1959, son of the late Vincent and Gladys (Cornell) Goodchild. He is survived by his loving wife: Karen Goodchild; a son: Michael (Erica) Goodchild and granddaughter: Ainslee; Karen's children: Brittney (Mark) Pauley and Alex Fickel; two...
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Brian M. Huolihan

February 18, 1964 - April 20, 2017

Brian Michael Huolihan, age 53, of Appleton passed away at The Bridges of Appleton on Thursday, April 20, 2017. Brian was born and raised in Appleton, and graduated from Appleton East High School in 1982. He was loyal volunteer at St. Joseph Food Pantry for over 20 years. Brian was an avid Packer fan. He always was known to be positive, friendly and had a smile on his face. Brian is survived by...
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Peter Liethen

February 9, 1936 - April 19, 2017

Peter A. Liethen, age 81 of Appleton, died on April 19, 2017. Peter was known for his great sense of humor. He had many friends, all of whom cared dearly for him. Peter was a veteran, serving during the Cold War Era. He was stationed in Germany, a country he loved and where his parents were born. Peter was a family man, and he and his wife Karen raised their boys, Peter M., Jeff and Tim on the...
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Lynn M. Shauger

February 15, 1969 - April 19, 2017

Lynn M. Shauger 48, Neenah passed away on April 19, 2017 at Appleton Medical Center in Appleton after a long hard fight with cancer. She was born on February 15, 1969 in Seattle, Washington to Ron and Arlene (Halberg) Unertl. She grew up on Ottman Lake, on the Waupaca Chain of Lakes in Waupaca, WI. She loved swimming, boating, riding horses (or that naughty pony) and spending time with her family...
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Joan Mary Zelinski

February 21, 1928 - April 19, 2017

Joan Mary Zelinski, 89, passed away on Wednesday, April 19, 2017 at St. Paul Elder Services. Joan was born on February 21, 1928 to Thomas and Thekla (Suess) Zelinski in Menasha. She attended and graduated from St. Mary's grade school and high school. Joan started in the office at Marathon Paper Company and retired after 40 years from James River. She enjoyed bird watching, gardening,...
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George Atwood Baumeister

December 7, 1918 - April 18, 2017

George A. Baumeister, age 98, of Menasha, went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Tuesday, April 18, 2017. He was born in Freeport, Illinois, on December 7, 1918, the oldest son of the late George F. and Helen (Gillette) Baumeister. George attended a one-room, one-teacher school in Freeport. The family relocated to Shawano, Wisconsin, in 1929, where he attended grade school, followed by...
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Louise V. Damro

December 2, 1925 - April 18, 2017

Louise Damro, born in Appleton in 1925 to Fred and Alice (Langenberg) Berg. She moved to Kaukauna as a child and remained there the rest of her life. In 1946, she married Jack Damro. They were married for 65 years before his death in 2011. She was the secretary of their couples bowling league. Due to their love for dancing, especially the jitterbug, they formed the Cabaret Dance Club. She and...
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Joanne B. Diestler

April 18, 2017 - April 18, 2017

Joanne B. "Jo" Diestler, 82, passed away on April 17, 2017 surrounded by her family at home. Jo was born on April 3, 1935 to Myron and Nelda (Schroeder) Lietzke. On May 16, 1959, she was united in marriage to Franklin "Hank" Diestler in Greenville. She enjoyed gardening, canning and made the best pecan pies. She was an avid Packer, Brewer and Bucks fan and liked to bowl, play cards and...
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John Sheridan Spalding

December 13, 1929 - April 17, 2017

John Sheridan Spalding, age 87, passed away peacefully April 17, 2017 at Appleton Medical Center. He was born December 13, 1929, In Marshfield, WI to Thomas and Helen (Flannigan) Spalding as the youngest of eight children. John Graduated from St. Mary's Central High School, Class of 1947. He furthered his education as a graduate of St. John's University, Collegeville, MN in 1951 with a B.S. in...
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Sandra J. Martzahl

September 28, 1937 - April 17, 2017

Sandra Martzahl, age 79 of Kaukauna, passed away at her home on Monday morning, April 17, 2017. Sandy was born in Appleton on September 28, 1937, daughter of the late Melvin and Olive (Belling) Skalmusky. She was a graduate of the Kaukauna High School, and on April 28, 1962, she married Paul Martzahl at Holy Cross Catholic Church. While still in high school, Sandy began working at the Kaukauna...
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Robert J. Ribarcheck

April 17, 2017 - April 17, 2017

Bob Ribarchek, age 93 of Combined Locks, passed away on Easter Sunday, April 16, 2017 at St. Paul Home in Kaukauna. Bob was born in Green Bay on September 1, 1923, son of the late John and Eunice (Remmel) Ribarchek and grew up in Wrightstown. Bob married Carol "Laverne" McAninch on December 27, 1952 in Chicago; she preceded him in death in 2004. He was a big fan of the Chicago Cubs, and loved...
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Kristy A. Austin

October 21, 1981 - April 16, 2017

Kristy A. Austin 35, lost her battle with addiction on Sunday, April 16, 2017. She was the daughter of Judi Austin and was born on October 21, 1981 in Appleton, WI. She loved scrap booking; bear making, crafts, going fishing and spending time with all her furry and feather animals. Kristy was a very friendly and outgoing and everyone loved her, but most of all she enjoyed spending time with her...
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Charles E. Lewis

April 10, 1928 - April 16, 2017

Charles "Chuck" Lewis was born in Elmira, New York and met the love of his life, Janice "Jan" Ewing, in elementary school. He was smitten early, but it was an unrequited crush. In middle school, a teacher recognized Chuck's potential and recommended that he attend a special science and math program at another school, and put the idea of college in his head for the first time. After a year at...
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Janis L. Weiland

May 11, 1947 - April 16, 2017

Surrounded by love, Janis Weiland passed away at home on Sunday evening, April 16, 2017. Janis was born in Appleton on May 11, 1947, daughter of the late Clarence and Betty (Mitchell) Voigt. She was a graduate of Xavier High School and Mercy School of Nursing in Oshkosh. On March 9, 1968, Janis married Gary Weiland in Appleton. Janis was a registered nurse for thirty-two years on the...
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Donald Voldsness

February 9, 1942 - April 15, 2017

Donald Voldsness, age 75 of Greenville, passed away on April 15, 2017 in Milwaukee, after a lengthy illness. Donald was born on February 9, 1942 in Eau Claire, Wisconsin to Julius and Mabel (Kolstad) Voldsness. On July 7, 1962 he married the former Judy Darkow. "We grew up together and we grew old together". Most of all, Don loved time with his friends and family. He also enjoyed the outdoors,...
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Gerald F. Woeckner

October 13, 1926 - April 15, 2017

Gerald F. Woeckner 90, Appleton passed away peacefully, with family by his side, on April 15, 2017 at the Wisconsin Veterans Home in King, WI. He was born to the late Albert and Louise (Dragewske) Woeckner on October 13, 1926 in Menasha, WI. He proudly served in the United States Army stationed in the Philippines during WWII. He married the love of his life Geraldine Rickert in 1949 and they had...
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Richard R. Buxton

October 21, 1938 - April 15, 2017

Richard "Dick" R. Buxton, age 78, found eternal peace with Jesus on April 15, 2017, cause of death unknown. Dick was born October 21, 1938, to the late Richard and Gladys (Schmidt) Buxton. Dick lived with his parents until he moved into an Agape group home where he was loved and supported by a caring staff. In December 2007, he moved into the private family home of Steve and Missy where he lived...
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Clifford F. Schultz

December 20, 1942 - April 14, 2017

Clifford F., "Cliff", "Fred", "Schultzie", Schultz, 74, of Darboy, passed away on Friday April 14, 2017 while on hospice at Appleton Medical Center after a long battle with asbestosis lung disease. He was born on December 20, 1942 in Appleton to Frederick and Roslyn (Dick) Schultz. Cliff was a graduate of Appleton High School, class of 1961 and a graduate of the Appleton Vocational School in...
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Marie R. Michalkiewicz

April 11, 1918 - April 14, 2017

Marie R. Michalkiewicz, age 99 of Appleton passed away on April 14, 2017. Marie was born on April, 11, 1918 in Appleton to the late Edward and Mary (Weiss) Young. On July 19, 1946 she married Joseph P. Michalkiewicz in Dubuque Iowa. Marie loved to care for her grandchildren when they were young. She enjoyed spending time with family and friends and was a devoted viewer of EWTN. Marie was known...
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Roy J. Duhm

January 24, 1931 - April 12, 2017

Roy Duhm, of Appleton, 86, passed away on April 12, 2017 at Prairie Homes in Menasha. Roy was born January 24, 1931 in Black Creek on the family farm to the late John and Francis (Andrews) Duhm. He was a member of the St. James United Methodist Church. He was a graduate of Shiocton High School in 1948. In 1954 he enlisted in the US Army during the Korean War, but did not serve out of the...
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Wilma I. Goetchow

October 24, 1935 - April 11, 2017

Wilma I. Goetchow, 81 years, passed away April 7, 2017 at St. Elizabeth Hospital in Appleton, Wisconsin. She was born to her parents Lewis and Elizabeth (Heiser) Goetchow in Manitowoc, Wisconsin, along with her twin sister Velma on October 24, 1935. Together they settled in Manitowoc. Wilma went to Adams grade school through the 8th grade. She worked on an assembly line at Service Bakery. Her...
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Michael A. Svoboda

December 2, 1952 - April 11, 2017

Michael A. Svoboda 64, Appleton, passed away at his home on April 11, 2017. He was born to the late Ludwig and Marian (Boettcher) Svoboda on December 2, 1952 in Milwaukee, WI. He loved sitting down with his morning coffee to watch a lake wake up, going to classic car shows (going with him was like having a personal tour guide), taking his daughter fishing, and ending the day with a Johnny...
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Elroy H. Umnus

March 28, 1927 - April 11, 2017

Elroy H. Umnus, 90, went to be with his Savior on Tuesday, April 11, 2017 at Rennes Health and Rehab. Elroy was born on March 28, 1927 to Arthur and Hilda (Uecker) Umnus. On May 28, 1949 he was united in marriage to Lois Beimborn at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Shirley, Wisconsin. Elroy lived in Appleton with his wife for 25 years. He retired from Langstadt Electric Supply of Appleton in...
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Evelyn Grace Porsche

October 9, 1910 - April 10, 2017

Evelyn Grace (LeRoux) Porsche passed away on Monday, April 10, 2017, at Cherry Meadows, at the age of 106, after a short illness. Evelyn was born on October 9, 1910, in Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin, to the late Napoleon "Leon" and Antonina "Tena" (Kaczmarek) LeRoux. On September 25, 1940, she married Lawrence P. Porsche at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Appleton. After 70 years of marriage,...
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Mary E. Johnson

January 21, 1931 - April 9, 2017

Mary E. Johnson entered eternal life on April 9, 2017 at the age of 86 from Appleton, Wisconsin. Mary was born in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin to Ethel Mae (Care) and Herman O Johnson on January 21, 1931 and spent her childhood in Hartford, Wisconsin. She was a graduate of Lawrence College, Appleton, Wisconsin and the University of Wisconsin, Madison. After pursuing a business career in San...
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Edward L. Zettler

April 27, 1930 - April 8, 2017

Edward Zettler, 86, passed away peacefully on April 8th, 2017 at Thedacare Regional Center-Neenah with his family faithfully by his side. He was the husband of the late Pauline (Eback). They were married May 27th, 1953 and shared many wonderful years together. Born in Devils Lake, North Dakota, he was the son of John and Minnie Zettler. He attended school until the 8th grade and after he...
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Katie Fischer

January 9, 1925 - April 8, 2017

Katherine (Katie) Fischer, age 92, passed away peacefully with her family at her side at Brookdale Assisted Living in Neenah on April 8, 2017. Katie was born on January 9, 1925 in Linton, North Dakota to the late Frank and Agnes (Nagel) Jahner. Katie married Leo Fischer on February 17, 1953 in Aberdeen, South Dakota and they spent 42 wonderful years together. Katie took pride in caring for...
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Barbara Sebetic

December 4, 1911 - April 7, 2017

A resident of Helen's House in Appleton, passed away peacefully on Friday, April 7, 2017, to be with her momma, father and siblings at the age of 105. Barbara was born in Kenosha on December 4, 1911, the oldest child of Croatian immigrants, the late Frank and Rosa (Pavlic) Sebetic. She shared fond memories of playing with the neighborhood children and enjoying the bakery of the woman next door....
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Leona D. Smith

October 29, 1920 - April 6, 2017

Leona D. Smith, age 96, of Menasha, passed away on Thursday, April 6, 2017. She was born on October 29, 1920 to the late Bryant and Leotha (Holland) Hawkins in Chisholm, Minnesota. Leona always took pride in herself for being a Licensed Practical Nurse. She was employed with St. Elizabeth Hospital in Appleton for her whole career. After retirement Leona and George lived in Deerfield Beach,...
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Rita Klein

September 18, 1926 - April 6, 2017

Rita Klein, of Neenah, passed away peacefully at ThedaCare Neenah on April 6, 2017, surrounded by her family. Rita was born September 18, 1926 in Milwaukee. She attended Alverno College, graduating in 1948 with her nursing degree. Rita was a dedicated nurse, caregiver, and teacher all her life. She completed her career at Fox Valley Technical College teaching Health Occupations. She married...
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Archie H. Mauk

April 1, 1924 - April 5, 2017

Archibald Hugh Mauk, of Appleton, passed away peacefully, surrounded by family, on April 5, 2017. Archie celebrated his 93rd birthday April first. Another sweet old man you might pass in a wheelchair, once dark haired and handsome with a history of service and family and love. He was proud to be part of the Greatest Generation. Archie was born in Council Hill, Illinois on April 1, 1924. He...
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Earl R. Strick

January 23, 1929 - April 5, 2017

Earl "Nip" Rudolph Strick, 88 years, born to eternal life April 5, 2017 at Thedacare Regional Hospital – Neenah surrounded in the comfort of his loved ones. He was born on January 23, 1929 at the family home in Little Chute to his parents Arnold and Blanche (Pennings) Strick. Young Earl pulled the ropes of the ferry to cross the river between Little Chute and Kimberly, to get workers to and...
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James J. Viotto, Sr.

April 1, 1937 - April 4, 2017

James J Viotto, Sr., of Little Chute, Wisconsin, went home to be with his savior and Lord Jesus Christ on April 4th, 2017, shortly after celebrating his 80th birthday, surrounded by family and friends. Jim was born April 1, 1937 to Joseph and Ethel (Lickert) Viotto and graduated from St. Mary's high school in 1956. That same year, James and his brother Gene joined the Army, where he spent 3...
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Susan M. Liebergen

July 25, 1944 - April 4, 2017

Susan M. Liebergen, age 72, of Appleton, passed away on Tuesday, April 4, 2017, at St. Elizabeth Hospital in Appleton. Susan was born on July 25, 1944, in Appleton, to Marian (Zornow) Van Groll and the late Robert Van Groll. She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother. Susan was a long-time employee of K Mart in Appleton. She made many friends while at K Mart and regularly kept in touch...
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Joan Alibrando

April 27, 1929 - April 4, 2017

Joan Alibrando, 87, passed away on Tuesday, April 4, 2017 after a short stay at St. Paul Home. Joan was born on April 27, 1929 to Herbert and Marie (Rieth) Haessly. She was united in marriage to Joseph Alibrando on January 19, 1952. Joan enjoyed knitting and made many intricate baby booties and doll clothes. She was an active blood donor and donated many gallons over the years. Most of all...
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Fran Tamminen

August 4, 1940 - April 3, 2017

Frances Marie Tamminen, age 76, of Appleton, passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family on April 3, 2017. Fran was born in Crystal Falls, Michigan, on August 4, 1940, daughter of the late Joseph and Marian (Wilgreen) Kukura. After graduating from Forest Park High School in 1958, she met and soon married the love of her life, Donald Tamminen, in 1961. They would have celebrated...
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Robert C. Eggert

May 21, 1940 - April 3, 2017

God took Bob home on Monday, April 3, 2017, ending his suffering from brain cancer. Bob passed away at Cherry Meadows, Appleton, with his family at his side. He was born on May 21, 1940, in Appleton, and was a life-long resident of Appleton. He grew up on Fremont Street in what was known as Appleton's 4th Ward, where everyone had a nickname. Bob was affectionately known as "Little Eggs", ...
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Arlene M. Oudenhoven

January 26, 1932 - April 3, 2017

Arlene M. Oudenhoven, age 85 of Kimberly, passed away peacefully at St. Paul Manor in Kaukauna on Monday morning, April 3, 2017. Arlene was born and raised on a dairy farm in Unity, Wisconsin, daughter of the late Sylvester and Jessie (Hibbard) Tennis. She was a graduate of the Unity High School, and married Richard "Red" Oudenhoven on June 17, 1953, at Holy Name Catholic Church in Kimberly. ...
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Marvin W. Schwab

February 9, 1949 - April 2, 2017

Marvin W. Schwab, age 68, of Neenah, passed away on Sunday, April 2, 2017. He was born on February 9, 1949 in Green Bay to Maynard and Iola (Christensen) Schwab. Marvin proudly served his country in the U.S. Army. He enjoyed building car and airplane models, car shows and photography. He is survived by his two children, Amy (Jeremy) Barthels of Minneapolis, MN and Dennis Schwab of Madison, WI....
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John T. Law

July 5, 1922 - April 1, 2017

A son, husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather, and friend, John was called home by his Heavenly Father early Saturday morning, April 1st 2017. He died peacefully in his own home in Menasha, Wisconsin. John was born to Belle (Moller) and Merton Law of Neenah, Wisconsin on July 5th, 1922. He served his country during WWII in the Reserve Corps from 19421944 followed by a commission in...
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Roger B. Kowald

August 17, 1930 - April 1, 2017

Roger Brooks Kowald, 86, passed away peacefully, surrounded by family, Friday evening, March 31, 2017. Roger was born August 17, 1930 in Milwaukee, WI, the son of Archibald and Frances (Brooks) Kowald. He was preceded in death by his two older sisters, Barbara (Kowald) Williams and Margaret Kowald. Roger was united in marriage for 60 years to Betty J. (Hilak) Kowald. Roger is survived by his...
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Grace S. Wittmann

December 8, 1917 - March 30, 2017

Grace Sophia Wittmann, age 84, of Kaukauna, passed away peacefully at Theda Care Hospital in Neenah on Thursday, March 30, 2017, surrounded by her loving family. She was born on December 8, 1932 in the Town of Harrison, daughter of Paul and Ella Apitz. She met her husband, Roland Wittmann at a wedding where both were attendants. They married on August 31, 1950 and celebrated forty-six years of...
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Muriel A. Manthey

April 6, 1941 - March 30, 2017

Muriel A. Manthey 75 passed away peacefully on March 30, 2017 at ThedaCare Regional Medical Center in Appleton, WI. She was born on April 6, 1941 to the late Frederick and Irene (Kremmer) Manthey in Rhinelander, WI. She attended grade school at First German Ev. Lutheran School, Manitowoc, WI. attending high school and college at Dr. Martin Luther in New Ulm, MN., where she earned her Bachelor's...
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Joan A. Wanta

May 5, 1935 - March 29, 2017

Joan A. Wanta, age 81, of Appleton, passed away at Grand Horizons on Wednesday, March 29, 2017. Joan was born on May 5, 1935, in Waupaca, to the late Bert and Ethel L. (Sanders) Pieper. She married Al Wanta on December 7, 1957; he preceded her in death on August 24, 1997. Joan was a well-known business owner in the Valley for over 50 years. She served on the Board of Directors of the...
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Nancy J. Baehnman

September 3, 1931 - March 29, 2017

Nancy J. Baehnman, 85, passed away on Wednesday, March 29, 2017. Nancy was born on September 3, 1931 to Harvey and Verona (Loeper) Klitzke. Her mother passed away when she was 8 and she went to live with her Aunt Irene and Uncle Clarence for many years and she was always thankful for everything they did for her. On May 23, 1953 she was united in marriage to Carl Baehnman at St. Matthew Ev....
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Bernard R. Trader

June 14, 1921 - March 28, 2017

Bernard Richard Trader, age 95, of Menasha, passed away on Tuesday, March 28, 2017. He was born on June 14, 1921 in Menasha to the late Antone and Martha (Arndt) Trader. Bernard graduated from Menasha High school in 1940; his class was the first graduating class from the new high school building. Following graduation Bernard was drafted into the U.S. Army. His enlistment took him to the beaches...
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William M. Schlaak

October 8, 1939 - March 25, 2017

On March 25th, 2017 William M. Schlaak passed away peacefully with family by his side; a great husband, father, grandfather and friend was lost but never to be forgotten. William (Bill, Willy, Mike) was born in Fond du Lac, WI on October 8th, 1939, son of the late Gertrude Schlaak (Freund) and William G. Schlaak. He received his Bachelor of Science Degree in Secondary Education from the...
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Gregory G. Resch

November 30, 1919 - March 25, 2017

Gregory G. Resch 97 passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family on March 25, 2017 at Theda Care Regional Medical Center in Neenah, WI. He was born to the late Phillip and Emily (Lorenz) Resch on November 30, 1919. He joined the United States Army in 1940 and served as a Staff-Sargent, first having spent 2.5 years in Panama guarding the Panama Canal, the rest of his 5.5 years of is...
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Elaine June Goudzwaard

June 15, 1924 - March 24, 2017

Elaine June (Erickson) Goudzwaard, 92, Appleton, passed away peacefully on March 24th at home with her sons Jeff (Appleton) and Mark (Marlborough, MA) by her side. Elaine was born June 15, 1924 to Iver and Maude (Covell) Erickson in North Muskegon, Michigan. She shared the youngest spot of 11 children with her identical twin sister, Lorraine. While attending North Muskegon High School, Elaine...
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Barbara A. Jochman

July 3, 1931 - March 24, 2017

Barbara Ann Jochman, nee Fischer, age 85, passed away peacefully at her home surrounded by her loving family, following a courageous battle with pancreatic cancer on Friday, March 24, 2017. Barbara was born in California on July 3, 1931 to the late Raymond and Katherine Fischer. She graduated from Shiocton High School and then went on to work for three years with the FBI in Washington, D.C....
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Ronald Willms

October 30, 1937 - March 23, 2017

Red Willms, age 79 of Wausaukee, passed away peacefully on Wednesday morning, March 23, 2017 at Aurora BayCare Medical Center in Green Bay. Red was born in Milwaukee on October 30, 1937, the son of the late Earl and Sophie (Szalanski) Willms. He graduated from South Milwaukee High School, and for many years worked as a blacksmith at Milwaukee Forge on Milwaukee's south side. On June 1, 1957,...
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Janis K. Lukasavage

September 6, 1917 - March 21, 2017

Janis K. Lukasavage (Dexheimer), 70 years, passed away March 21, 2017 at Brookdale of Neenah, Wisconsin. She was born on September 6, 1946 in Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin to her parents Paul and Phyllis (Osmundsen) Dexheimer. During her formative years she relocated with her family to Baraboo and Oshkosh, Wisconsin eventually settling in the Neenah/Menasha area. She was a graduate of Menasha High...
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Dorothea M. Zimmer

January 1, 1928 - March 21, 2017

Dorothea (Doris) Zimmer, age 89, passed away peacefully in her sleep at Brewster Village on Tuesday, March 21, 2017. Doris began her journey of life in Germany on January 1, 1928.  Doris was the daughter of Anna (Ewald) Buchallik. Her grandmother, Martha Duda, was influential with Doris' upbringing while she was growing up.  When the war broke out Doris was sent to live...
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James D. Hietpas

April 16, 1936 - March 21, 2017

James D. Hietpas, 80, passed away on Tuesday, March 21, 2017 at home surrounded by his family. James was born on April 16, 1936 to Arnold and Henrietta (Jansen) Hietpas. On April 22, 1957 he was united in marriage to Florence Verbockel at St. Francis Hollandtown. Jim worked at Thilmany's for 37 years until his retirement at 55. He enjoyed spending time with his family at the cottage on Lake...
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Shirley Derfus

November 22, 1944 - March 20, 2017

Shirley Ann Derfus, age 72, of Appleton, passed away in her home on Monday, March 20, 2017. Shirley was born on November 22, 1944, daughter of Marcella (Boehnlien) and the late Geraine Derfus. She graduated from Stockbridge High School in 1963. Shirley went on to work at Valley Packaging and continued to work there until her passing. Shirley enjoyed shopping at the Fox River Mall, going out to...
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Julie Kulas

April 19, 1966 - March 20, 2017

Julie Kulas, age 50 of Kimberly Wisconsin, passed away unexpectedly on Monday, March 20, 2017 in Appleton of natural causes. Julie was born on April 19, 1966 to William and Nancy (Seavers) Harris. She was a 1984 graduate of the Stevens Point Area Senior High School. She also graduated from the University of Wisconsin, Stevens Point, Class of 1989 with a degree in Communications. She served her...
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Ruth A. Kleba

November 11, 1921 - March 19, 2017

Ruth A. Kleba, age 95, of Appleton, passed away in Little Chute on Sunday, March 19, 2017. Ruth was born and raised in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, daughter of the late Thomas and Emily (Kraszewski) Laganowski. She married Edwin Kleba on June 1, 1946; he preceded her in death on May 20, 2007. Ruth was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother. She was longtime member of St. Thomas...
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Shirley A. Prouse

October 8, 1930 - March 18, 2017

Shirley A. Prouse 86 passed away peacefully on March 18, 2017 at Grand Horizons assisted Living in Appleton, WI. She was born in Appleton to the late Elmer and Esther (Beschta) Abendroth on October 8, 1930. She is survived by her children; Edward Prouse, Tim Prouse, Tom (Jane) Prouse, and Kathy (Wayne) Jentzen. Grandchildren; John, Laura, Gary, Tina, Jamie, Jennifer, Jason, Tony Prouse, Candy...
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Joseph J. Smet

June 17, 1924 - March 18, 2017

Joseph J. Smet, 92, of Sherwood passed away on Saturday March 18, 2017. Joe was born on June 17, 1924 the son of Peter and Katherine (DeBuekler) Smet. He married Cecilia Schuh on April 8, 1949 at St. Nicholas Catholic Church in Freedom, and enjoyed 68 wonderful years of marriage together. Joe was raised on the family farm on the north side of Kaukauna, and learned a good work ethic at an early...
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Kay Heroux

March 2, 1947 - March 17, 2017

Kay L. (Becker) Heroux, loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister and friend, age 70 of Menasha, died unexpectedly Friday, March 17th, 2017 at her home. Kay was born March 2nd, 1947 in Appleton to Roman J. and Lucille (Crowe) Becker. Kay graduated from Xavier High School in 1965 and then attended Fox Valley Technical College. After technical college, Kay worked at Central Paper Company in...
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Anna Jane Vande Hey

August 8, 1920 - March 15, 2017

The heart of our family has stopped beating. Our beautiful mother, Anna Jannette, passed away peacefully in to Jesus' arms on Wednesday, March 15, 2017, at St. Paul Elder Services at the age of 96. She was born on August 8, 1920, in Wrightstown, the eleventh of thirteen children to Martin and Mary (Nelessen) Nackers. They were a hard-working farm family who survived the depression with strong...
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Rosemary Court-Pitsch

February 22, 1926 - March 14, 2017

Rosemary Court-Pitsch, age 91 of Kimberly, passed away on March 14, 2017. Rosemary was born on February 22, 1926 to Joseph and Rose (Cloutier) Vanden Wyngaard. On July 15, 1943 she married Elroy Court and he preceded her in death on November 27, 2007. She then married Ray Pitsch on October 30, 2010 and he passed away on April 8, 2012. She loved going to church, church bingo, listening to polka...
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Carol Ann Jensen

December 19, 1938 - March 14, 2017

Carol Ann Jensen joined her husband, Gwaynne, and family members in heaven on Tuesday March 14, 2017. Our own special angel now watches over us and guides our path. Carol was born December 19, 1938 in Duluth, Minnesota as the ninth child to Edna and Adolph Erickson. She would eventually gain 10 more siblings in this amazing Erickson family. She graduated from Proctor High School, where she...
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Margaret Umland

August 23, 1939 - March 14, 2017

Margaret Ann Cook Umland, age 77, of Appleton, passed away peacefully on March 14, 2017, at home with family by her side. Margaret was born in St.Louis, Missouri, to Arnold and Pauline (Rader) Cook. Margaret's father was a Lutheran Minister (LCMS) who worked as a chemist at Mallinckrodt Chemical in St. Louis, and her mother had been a school teacher and a librarian. Margaret grew up in St....
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H. Dale Berken

June 10, 1929 - March 13, 2017

H. Dale Berken, 87, of Menasha, passed away peacefully at his home on March 13, 2017. Dale was born on a farm in Wrightstown, Wisconsin and was the youngest of eight children born to Hubert "Al" and Virginia (Milton) Berken. Dale graduated from Wrightstown High School and entered the Army in 1951 serving during the Korean War. He married Mary K. (Dietzen) Berken on August 19, 1954 and...
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Stephanie Mack Hansen

November 4, 1934 - March 12, 2017

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Stephanie Mack Hansen, age 82, of Appleton. Stephanie passed peacefully at Brewster Village, surrounded by her family, on Sunday, March 12, 2017. Stephanie was born in Chicago on November 4, 1934, daughter of the late Norman and Margaret (Grell) Mack, and graduated from Riverside, IL high school in 1953. She then enrolled at the...
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Lois Jayne Van Asten

March 14, 1960 - March 11, 2017

Lois Jayne Van Asten, age 56, of Darboy, entered into Eternal Life with her family by her side at Froedtert Hospital in Milwaukee on Saturday, March 11, 2017. She was born on March 14, 1960, in Green Bay, to Arlin and Janet (Stingle) Springstroh. Lois graduated from Seymour Community High School in 1978. She also received her Associate's Degree from Fox Valley Technical College with an emphasis...
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Frederick F. Kohl

October 30, 1922 - March 11, 2017

Frederick "Fred" F. Kohl, age 94, passed away on Saturday, March 11, 2017. He was born on October 30, 1922, to the late Louis & Louise (Poetzel) Kohl in Appleton. Fred resided in Appleton all his life. He was working as a projectionist at the old Neenah Theater when he met his wife of 45 years, Joann (Krieg), and they married September 3, 1949. They raised 3 daughers: Nancy Buss (Gerald) of...
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Winston Dural Morris

March 27, 1941 - March 11, 2017

Winston Dural Morris, age 75 years, passed away on Saturday, March 11, 2017. He was born March 27, 1941 to his parents Otis and Nannie (Burke) Morris, in Oak Hill, West Virginia. He joined the U.S. Army in 1959 and proudly served his country in Viet Nam. After service he moved to Boulder, Colorado and received a degree from Denver University. Later in life he followed his one true passion of...
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Judy Kriesel

September 30, 1942 - March 11, 2017

Judy Rae Kriesel, age 74, of Appleton, passed away peacefully on Saturday evening, March 11, 2017, at Century Oaks Assisted Living. A time of gathering will be held at the Wichmann Funeral Home, 537 N Superior St., Appleton, on Wednesday, March 15, 2017 from 3:00 pm until 6:00 pm. Judy's family would like to thank everyone who contributed to her care over the past several months.
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Adeline M. Kramer

September 30, 1942 - March 11, 2017

Adeline M. Kramer, 84, passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family at her home on March 10, 2017. She was born to the late Elmer and Marie (Spreeman) Schoettler on August 24, 1932 in Appleton, WI. She graduated from Appleton West High School in 1950. She married the love of her life Robert Kramer on June 25, 1955 at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Appleton, he preceded her in death on...
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Clifford Jewell

November 27, 1923 - March 10, 2017

Clifford Jewell, age 93, passed away on Friday, March 10, 2017. He was born on November 27, 1923 to the late Wayne and Ethel (Luth) Jewell in Nebraska. After high school, Clifford served in the Air Corps during WWII. During his time in the military, he married Doris Frerichs in Utah and together they had five children. He worked for Baker Manufacturing for over 25 years. Clifford spent the...
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Robert W. Christenson

July 23, 1931 - March 8, 2017

Robert W. Christenson, 85, of Appleton died in the evening of March 6, 2017. He was born on July 23, 1931 in Des Moines, Iowa to Melvin and Gertrude (Richter) Christenson. He grew up in Cedar Rapids, Iowa and graduated from Franklin High School. He attended Iowa State University where he earned degrees in both mechanical and industrial engineering. On September 28, 1957, Bob was married to...
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Thomas Cotnoir

December 8, 1931 - March 7, 2017

Thomas "Tom" A. Cotnoir, age 85, of Kimberly, passed away on Tuesday, March 7, 2017. He was born on December 8, 1931 in Niagara, Wisconsin to the late Edward and Alice (Dufrane) Cotnoir. He graduated from Kimberly high school in 1950. He worked as a mill hand in the Kimberly Mill for a year before he proudly served his country in the U.S. Air Force. Tom specialized in jet fighter avionics while...
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Joyce C. Jens

January 17, 1930 - March 6, 2017

Joyce C. Jens 87 passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family on March 6, 2017 at Grand Horizon Assisted Living Appleton, WI. She was born to the late Henry and Alice (Stammer) Schwalbach on January 17, 1930 in Bear Creek, WI. She had a great love for her family and friends as she spent many hours with them playing cards, doing cook outs, going out for dinner with her sister Elaine...
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Mark P. Van Vreede

February 23, 1932 - March 4, 2017

Mark P. Van Vreede, age 85 of Combined Locks, passed away on March 4, 2017. Mark was born on February 23, 1932 in Kaukauna, Wisconsin to Theodore and Kathryn (Dempsey) Van Vreede. He served his country during the Korean War as part of the U. S. Army and was a member of the American Legion, Post #60. On May 11, 1957 he was united in marriage to the former Carol Melzer in Appleton and she preceded...
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Margaret Linsmeyer

January 4, 1917 - March 4, 2017

Margaret Linsmeyer, 100, passed away on Saturday, March 4, 2017 at Rennes Health and Rehab. Margaret was born on January 4, 1917 to Joseph and Frances (Duffek) Linsmeyer in Seymour. She worked for Appleton Papers for 35 years before retiring in 1980. Margaret was always walking and loved gardening. She enjoyed traveling with her great niece and her family. Margaret loved watching her great...
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William B. Aldrich

November 14, 1959 - March 1, 2017

William B. Aldrich, 57, passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family on March 1, 2017. He was born on November 14, 1959 to the late William and Donna (Bowens) Aldrich in Antigo, WI. In 1962 at the age of 2 Bill was struck by a speeding car. He ended up with a Traumatic Brain Injury that left him in a coma for 8 months, a tracheotomy in his throat and little ability to move before he...
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Donald Winarski

November 30, 1923 - March 1, 2017

Don Winarski, age 93, passed away on March 1, 2017. He was born in Menasha on November 30, 1923, son of the late Paul and Wanda (Sheleski) Winarski. Don married Elizabeth (Betty) Berndt on May 1, 1948 at St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Menasha. They celebrated 62 years together. Don was employed by Kimberly Clark Corporation, Neenah Lakeview Mill and retired in 1985 after 43 years of service....
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Marian D. Lynch

March 30, 1921 - March 1, 2017

Marian D. Lynch, age 95 of Appleton passed away on March 1, 2017. Marian was born on March 30, 1921 in Menasha Wisconsin to Elias and Lucy (Vrba) Bayer. She attended St. Mary Catholic School in Menasha. On November 4, 1940 she married Sylvester Lynch at St. Mary Catholic Church in Menasha and Sylvester preceded her in death. She was a member of St. Therese Catholic Church in Appleton. She was...
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Patricia M. Asman

January 24, 1950 - March 1, 2017

Patricia Asman, age 67 of Kimberly, passed away at Theda Care - Appleton on Wednesday, March 1, 2017. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and pending. A complete obituary will appear here as soon as it is available.
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Frank Giesen

February 20, 1925 - February 28, 2017

Frank Giesen, age 92, of Menasha passed away on Feb 28, 2017 at his home at the Gardens of Fountain Way. Frank was born on February 20, 1925 to Reuben and Elsie (Schwartzbauer) Giesen in Menasha. He was a graduate of St Mary's High School class of 1943. He was a Menasha resident all of his life. Frank worked for the City of Menasha in the Parks and Recreation Dept. until his retirement in 1987....
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Tom Lee Walker

April 23, 1949 - February 28, 2017

Thomas Lee Walker "Col. Tom", age 67, passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, February 28, 2017. He was born April 23, 1949, one of three triplets, in Farmington, Pennsylvania, to the late Leon and Eileen "Granny Bear" Walker. Tom graduated from Little Chute High School in 1967 and for many years stayed in the area to help with his family. In 1978, he enlisted in the US Army and served in Germany in...
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Donald R. Peterson

March 16, 1948 - February 28, 2017

Donald Peterson, 68, of Menasha went fishing in heaven on Tuesday, February 28, 2017 at the VA Medical Center in Milwaukee. Don was born on March 16, 1948 to Russell and Eileen (Anderson) Peterson. He was a veteran having served in the US Army in Vietnam. On April 2, 1971 he was united in marriage to Pamela Dallman. Don was a simple and quiet man with a dry sense of humor who enjoyed...
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Nick Van Eyck

May 11, 1930 - February 27, 2017

Nick Van Eyck passed away on Monday, February 27, 2017, at Kaukauna's St. Paul Home, following a brief illness. He was born May 11, 1930 in Little Chute to the late Frank and Cecelia (Wulgaert) Van Eyck, and the world hasn't been the same since. We think he was 86 years old, or maybe 1006, we are not quite sure, because at every event Nick attended, he loved to say it was his "birthday" in...
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Jean D. Gurnee

March 14, 1922 - February 27, 2017

Jean Gurnee, age 94, passed away on February 27, 2017 in Appleton. She was born on March 14, 1922 to the late William and Estelle (Stuzman) Van Heuklon. She married the late David Gurnee and they had five children. Jean was a beautician and worked for Anchor Foods. She loved her flowers and pet birds. Her heart was open to anyone who was in need, listened and shared her wisdom. She is survived...
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Richard Thompson

March 18, 1930 - February 26, 2017

Richard S. "Dick" Thompson, age 86, of Appleton, entered into the arms of his Savior at Gardenview Assisted Living in Menasha, on Sunday, February 26, 2017. Dick was born on March 18, 1930, in Appleton, to the late Alfred and Mary (Damen) Thompson. He proudly served his country in the United States Air Force from 1951 to 1955, and was a member of the American Legion Burns Post #38 in Appleton. ...
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Dennis L. Tweedie

August 21, 1940 - February 26, 2017

Dennis L. Tweedie, age 76, of Appleton, passed away on Sunday, February 26, 2017. He was born on August 21, 1940 to the late Joseph Elsmere St. Clair and Genevieve (Galagan) Tweedie. After graduating high school Dennis proudly served his country in the U.S. Army. He retired from Warehousing of Wisconsin where he worked in corporate sales. Dennis's favorite past time was spending time on his...
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Priscilla Resch

August 2, 1924 - February 25, 2017

Percy Resch, age 92 of Menasha, passed away on February 25, 2017. Funeral Mass for Percy will be on Thursday, March 2, 2017 at 11:30am at St. Mary Catholic Church, 528 Second Street in Menasha with Fr. Paul Paider officiating. Visitation will be at the church on Thursday from 10:00am to 11:30am. A complete obituary will be published as soon as it is available.
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Rosemary C. Keil

May 19, 1932 - February 25, 2017

Rosemary C. (Last) Keil, 84 years, passed away peacefully February 25, 2017 at St. Paul Elder Care in Kaukauna, Wisconsin. She was born May 19, 1932 in Appleton, Wisconsin to her parents William and Catherine (Klein) Last. She went to St. Joseph Grade School and was a graduate of Kimberly High School Class of 1950. She went to work at Riverside Paper Co. in Appleton and retired from there after...
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Roy E. Sieg

May 19, 1926 - February 25, 2017

Roy E. Sieg, 90, passed away peacefully on February 25, 2017 at Manor Care Health Service in Appleton, WI. He was born on May 19, 1926 to the late Henry and Lorena (Korb) Sieg in the Town of Center. He married the love of his life Mary Beyersdorf on September 2, 1950 at St. Paul Church in Appleton together they celebrated 66 years. He drove truck for many years delivering oil, gas, frozen foods...
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Harold Wetzel

March 4, 1923 - February 24, 2017

Harold O. Wetzel, 93, passed away Friday, Feb. 24, 2017, near his home in DeForest, Wisconsin. Harold was born in 1923 to Albert and Edna Wetzel in Plymouth, Wisconsin. He graduated from Plymouth High School in 1942 and he often talked about his fond memories of growing up in Plymouth. Harold was a proud veteran of the U.S. Army, where he served in an artillery division in Europe during the...
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Tanner Wolding

June 30, 1992 - February 24, 2017

Tanner Duane Wolding, age 24, of Beloit, passed away in his apartment on February 24, 2017. Tanner was born on June 30, 1992, in Lexington, Kentucky, the son of Jeff and Betsy (Peters) Wolding. He was a 2010 graduate of Appleton East High School. He earned his Bachelors of Art Degree majoring in English (Creative Writing) in May of 2016 from Beloit College. He worked for the Illinois...
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Beverly A. Hungerford

January 24, 1927 - February 23, 2017

Beverly A. Hungerford, formerly of Kimberly, passed away peacefully at Atrium Post Acute Care – Appleton with her family by her side on Thursday, February 23, 2017. Beverly was born in Oconto, Wisconsin and had resided in the Kimberly area for most of her life. She had recently celebrated her 90th birthday with her family and friends. She married Milo Hungerford and together they raised...
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