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Our Obituaries

Amy C. Weiss

November 23, 1922 - August 24, 2016

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

August 22, 1921 - August 24, 2016

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

April 7, 1930 - August 24, 2016

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

July 30, 1926 - August 24, 2016

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

November 18, 1923 - August 23, 2016

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

August 22, 2016

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

August 22, 2016 - August 22, 2016

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

May 28, 1985 - August 19, 2016

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

May 19, 1919 - August 17, 2016

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

October 16, 1935 - August 16, 2016

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

January 25, 1922 - August 16, 2016

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

December 16, 1924 - August 16, 2016

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

May 11, 1922 - August 16, 2016

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

February 18, 1941 - August 15, 2016

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

June 15, 1936 - August 14, 2016

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

February 26, 1965 - August 13, 2016

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

April 10, 1927 - August 13, 2016

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

October 26, 1928 - August 13, 2016

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

July 18, 1942 - August 13, 2016

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

May 6, 1923 - August 13, 2016

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

March 30, 1930 - August 13, 2016

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

April 24, 1936 - August 12, 2016

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

January 6, 1936 - August 11, 2016

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

November 12, 1930 - August 11, 2016

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

May 6, 1928 - August 11, 2016

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

February 6, 1973 - August 10, 2016

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

April 13, 1933 - August 10, 2016

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

October 18, 1973 - August 8, 2016

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

November 21, 1919 - August 8, 2016

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

August 30, 1948 - August 6, 2016

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

May 14, 1955 - August 4, 2016

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

December 10, 1946 - August 3, 2016

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

July 22, 1917 - August 3, 2016

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

December 29, 1916 - August 3, 2016

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

June 28, 1934 - August 2, 2016

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

August 1, 1925 - August 1, 2016

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

March 17, 1968 - July 31, 2016

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

January 27, 1958 - July 30, 2016

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

November 18, 1953 - July 30, 2016

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

August 24, 1956 - July 29, 2016

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

October 31, 1952 - July 29, 2016

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

June 20, 1925 - July 29, 2016

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

April 30, 1961 - July 27, 2016

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

April 25, 1935 - July 27, 2016

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

March 11, 1957 - July 26, 2016

Joan E. Breening, 59, of Menasha, passed away at home on July 26, 2016. Joan was born on March 11, 1957 in Neenah, Wisconsin. She was the daughter of the late Leo and Shirley (Winch) Breening. Survivors include her son Adam (Nikki) McAfee and beloved granddaughter Mackenzie, sister Beverly (Arnold) Sakis, brother Gary (Monica) Breening, nieces Cheryl (Glen) Wright, Michelle (Matt) Storma,...
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Angela Van Der Steen

June 4, 1933 - July 26, 2016

Angela Van Der Steen, age 83, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, July 26, 2016 after a long battle with Alzheimer's disease. She was born on June 4, 1933 to the late John and Amelia (Peters) DeGoey, and her late stepmother: Anna Sanderfoot. On August 27, 1953, she was united in marriage to the late Eugene "Stony" Van Der Steen to whom she was married to for 54 years. She enjoyed spending her...
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James E. Ultang

October 11, 1938 - July 25, 2016

James E. Ultang, age 77, of Grand Chute, passed away on Monday, July 25, 2016, at Theda Clark Regional Medical Center—Appleton. Jim was born on October 11, 1938, in Berlin, Wisconsin, to the late Edward and Emma (Winter) Ultang. He married Mary Gibbs on October 5, 1996, in Waupaca. Jim proudly served his country in the United States Air Force from 1956 to 1960. He was an avid golfer,...
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Masyn La Belle

March 30, 2016 - July 24, 2016

Masyn Mylez La Belle, infant son of Abby Dubuque and Brandon La Belle, earned his wings on Sunday, July 24, 2016, at his home. Masyn was born on March 30, 2016 in Neenah and received his Native American name Ma'iingan. He was a miracle baby who loved to smile and snuggle. He will be sadly missed by everyone that know him. Along with his parents, Masyn leaves behind his maternal grandparents:...
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Kathleen M. Welhouse

January 26, 1942 - July 24, 2016

Kathleen Marie Welhouse, nee Rossi, age 74 of Kaukauna, passed away on Sunday, July 24, 2016 at American Grand Assisted Living Suite. God saw that Kathy was struggling, so He took her in His arms and carried her to her heavenly home. She was born on January 26, 1942, in Logansport, Indiana, daughter of the late Colonel and Ethel (Nohleckek) Rossi. Kathy was united in marriage to David J....
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Lavonne M. Ritzman

October 11, 1931 - July 23, 2016

Lavonne M. Ritzman, age 84, of Grand Chute, passed away at St. Paul Villa in Kaukauna on Saturday, July 23, 2016. She was born in Stanley, Wisconsin, on October 11, 1931 to the late Lawrence and Odelia (Duss) Heiting. On October 18, 1955 she married Edwin Ritzman at St. Anne Catholic Church in Stanley, Wisconsin. Lavonne was employed with Peerless Laundry Cleaners for over eighteen years before...
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Joshua Paul McGinnis

May 11, 1981 - July 22, 2016

Joshua Paul McGinnis, 35 of Neenah, passed away unexpectedly in Green Bay on July 22, 2016. Josh was born on May 11, 1981 in Neenah. He was the loving son of Timothy and Becky (Vander Hyden) Chaltry, and Gregory and Sandra McGinnis. He enjoyed spending his time outdoors and spent most of his career in landscaping with aspirations of owning his own business one day. Josh was an outgoing, fun...
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Janice M. Sauer

August 17, 1936 - July 22, 2016

Janice M. "Tootie" Sauer, passed away on Friday, July 22, 2016 at home. Tootie was born on August 17, 1936 to Martin and Vivian (Wilson) Jansen. On April 19, 1958 she was united in marriage to Robert Sauer in Appleton. Tootie worked for many years as a special needs aid for the Appleton Area School District. She enjoyed playing bingo and traveling, especially to their trailer in Crivitz. ...
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Donald P. Biselx

June 15, 1921 - July 22, 2016

Mr. Donald P. Biselx Sr. went to be with Jesus and joined his beloved wife in Heaven on July 22, 2016. He was born on June 15, 1921, to Mary and Frank Biselx in Kaukauna. He was happily married to Eunice Kalupa on May 25, 1943. He was proud of his service in the Coast Guard during World War II and enjoyed working at Kaukauna Utilities for 37 years. He loved all of his family trips, all of his...
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Jacqueline Mae Pagel

June 11, 1926 - July 21, 2016

Jacqueline (nee Behnke) Pagel died peacefully, with her family by her side, on Thursday, July 21, 2016. Jackie was born in Oshkosh on June 11, 1926, daughter of the late Eldor and Margaret (Zinth) Behnke. She was a graduate of Menasha High School, and on October 23, 1948, married Robert Pagel. Together they raised seven children: Gerald (Paula) Pagel, Tom (Carol) Pagel, Tim (Diane) Pagel, Mark...
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Donna J. Strauch

May 16, 1938 - July 19, 2016

Donna Jean Strauch, age 78, of Appleton, passed away peacefully with her family by her side on Tuesday, July 19, 2016, at Rennes Health and Rehab Center. Donna was born in Antigo, Wisconsin, on May 16, 1938, daughter of the late Harlan and Ersella (Flader) Porter. She held a variety of jobs throughout her lifetime including working at Bordens in Plymouth and Scott Candy in Sun Prairie. She was...
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Roosevelt Wilkerson, Sr.

July 2, 1940 - July 19, 2016

Roosevelt Wilkerson, age 76 of Appleton, passed away on Tuesday morning at a local nursing home. Roosevelt was born in Arkansas on July 2, 1940, son of the late Willie Wilkerson, Sr. and Inez Bolden Wilkerson. He leaves behind two sons: Gregory E. Wilkerson of Appleton, Wisconsin and Anthony C. Wilkerson of Pontiac, Illinois; two step-daughters: Deborah Wilkerson of Long Island, New York and...
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Gary Socha

November 26, 1945 - July 18, 2016

Gary Socha, age 70, passed away peacefully at The Bridges of Appleton on Monday, July 18, 2016. Gary was born on November 26, 1945 to the late Ervin and Irene (Puzen) Socha. In 1963, Gary graduated from Boys Tech High School and went on to obtain a law degree from Marquette University. In August of 1984, he was united in marriage to Alicia Alba. Gary is survived by his wife, Alicia Socha; his...
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Carol A. Guyes

April 8, 1945 - July 18, 2016

Carol A. Guyes, age 71, of Kimberly, passed away at St. Luke Hospital in Milwaukee on July 18, 2016. Carol was born on April 8, 1945, in Kaukauna, to the late Conrad and Inez (Van de Hei) Hostettler. She married James Guyes on June 16, 1967, in Kaukauna. Carol was employed at the Kaukauna Hospital for many years. She enjoyed the time spent with her family, especially her grandchildren and...
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Paula M. Powell

February 8, 1956 - July 18, 2016

Paula M. Powell (Scovronski), ago 60, passed away on Monday, July 18, 2016 after a long hard fight with cancer. She was born on February 8, 1956 to the late James and Alice (Bruce) Scovronski. As a life-long resident of Appleton she enjoyed bird-watching, gardening and crafting. Her biggest joys in life were her two grandchildren, Logan and Hannah. They always put a smile on her face and warmed...
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Shawn D. Meyer

December 18, 1978 - July 17, 2016

A sudden heart attack took our beloved Shawn from us on Sunday afternoon, July 17, 2016, at the age of 37. Shawn was born in Appleton on December 18, 1978, the son of Robert Meyer and the late Betty (Vandenberg) Meyer. On June 20, 2008, he married April Roberts at a ceremony at the Medina Wedding Chapel. Shawn received a diploma from Appleton West High School and held several different jobs....
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Julian M. Jensen

March 8, 1935 - July 17, 2016

Julian Martin Jensen, age 81, of Menasha, passed away on Sunday, July 17, 2016. Julian was born in Sidney, New York to the late Robert "Bob" and Esther Burdick on March 8, 1935. Both Julian's parents were killed in accidents which left him and his sister, Ardyce, adopted by family members. Julian was adopted by his grandparents. Julian proudly served his county in the United States Marine Corps....
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Donald Vanden Wyngaard

November 18, 1949 - July 17, 2016

Donald J. "Don" Vanden Wyngaard, age 66 of Little Chute passed away peacefully at home after a long battle with cancer on Sunday, July 17, 2016. He was ushered into the arms of Jesus with his daughters, his friend and neighbor Deb, and his beloved dog Doogie by his side. Don was employed by Appleton Coated, Combined Locks for 40+ years. He retired in 2010. He loved to fly his airplanes and take...
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Egon Bohrer

December 4, 1924 - July 17, 2016

Egon Bohrer of Menasha passed away July 17, 2016 at Peabody Manor, Appleton at age 91. He was born on December 4, 1924, in Ludwigshafen, Germany, to Henry and Phillipine Bohrer. At the age of four he travelled by ship to America with his mother and older brother, Alfred. They entered through Ellis Island, and they joined Henry and eldest brother Walter, in South Milwaukee. Egon was a ...
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Mark Vander Wielen

February 4, 1964 - July 15, 2016

Mark F. Vander Wielen, 52 years, passed away July 15, 2016 at his home in Menasha. Born on February 4, 1964 to Frank and Christine (Zeutzius) Vander Wielen in Appleton, WI. While he was still attending Menasha High School he landed a job at Central Products where he continued to work for 32 years as a machine operator. Mark enjoyed the outdoors. He was happy cruising the highway on his Harley or...
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Verda Lee Maynard

July 12, 1930 - July 14, 2016

Verda Lee Maynard, age 86 of Greenville, passed away on Thursday, July 14, 2016, after a four year battle with Alzheimer's and vascular dementia. Verda was born July 12, 1930 in Appleton, the eldest daughter of the late Grant and Doris (Holcomb) Rohm. Verda graduated from Appleton High School in 1948. She married Melvin LeRoy Maynard in April of 1949 at First Baptist Church in Appleton. They...
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Lucille A. Davidson

November 11, 1918 - July 12, 2016

Lucille A. Davidson, 97 years, passed away July 12, 2016 at Garden View Assisted Living. She was born November 14, 1918 to Fred and Emma (Noffke) Horn in Appleton. Lucille attended St. Paul Lutheran School, Appleton High School and two years of Technical School. Lucille and Charles "Chuck" Davidson were married in 1935, for 53 years until his death in 1989. In 1951, they moved to Menasha. ...
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Mary C. Weyenberg

February 10, 1937 - July 12, 2016

Mary Catherine Weyenberg, age 79 of Town of Menasha, passed away while surrounded by family on Tuesday, July 12, 2016. She was born on February 10, 1937, the youngest of 13 children, to the late Theodore and Catherine (Vanden Heuvel) Vandenberg. Mary attended Holy Cross School, and was a 1956 graduate of Kaukauna High School. Mary's only goal in life was to be a wife and mother. Her dream came...
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JoAnn E. Kuehl

July 11, 2016

JoAnn Kuehl of Neenah, passed away peacefully at her home on July 11, 2016. She was born to the late Lyle and Evelyn Blek, and married Frank Kuehl on Valentine's Day, 1959, and shared fifty seven years together. Together they operated Kuehl Electric in Neenah for many years. JoAnn is survived by her husband: Frank Kuehl of Neenah; three sons: Steve (Holly) Kuehl of Neenah; John Kuehl of...
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Ronald A. Rosin

May 30, 1951 - July 11, 2016

Ronald A. Rosin, age 65, of Appleton, passed away at Cherry Meadows Hospice, Appleton, on Monday, July 11, 2016. Ron was born on May 30, 1951, in Appleton, to the late Harold and Cordell (Hurst) Rosin. He married Donna Jean Peters on April 18, 1975 in Oneida; she preceded him in death in 2003. Following his graduation from Kaukauna High School, Ron was employed at Elm Tree Bakery (later Rich...
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Craig Zephirin

March 4, 1953 - July 10, 2016

Craig J. Zephirin, 63, passed away on Sunday, July 10, 2016 at Brewster Village. Craig was born on March 4, 1953 to Raymond and Charlotte (Cavil) Zephirin. Craig is survived by his sister Zona (Ronald) Weyenberg, one aunt Gloria Kraft, four nephews; Brian (Diane) Weyenberg, Gary Weyenberg, David (Lisa) Weyenberg, and Mark Weyenberg, twelve great nieces and nephews and along with five great-...
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Beverly M. Smith

February 13, 1932 - July 10, 2016

Beverly Marilyn (Pierce) Smith was born on February 13, 1932 in Brooklyn, Iowa, as one of twins, with her sister Barbara, to Harry B Pierce and Mary L Pierce (nee Hiner). She also had an older brother (Richard, deceased) and many aunts and uncles, which meant many cousins. She spent her early years in Iowa, but at the age of 9, her mother passed away. Her father would eventually remarry. She...
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Fayette Koch

January 30, 1935 - July 10, 2016

Fayette June Koch "nee" Smith passed away July 10, 2016 from a long battle with COPD. Faye grew up in her native Oshkosh, born to the late William and Ina May (Connick) Smith. She was the youngest of six children and had the nickname "Ducky". She married Clement J. Koch on June 7, 1969. They raised two children, Mike and Pam, in Kaukauna. She was a kind, gentle soul. She was an avid Packers fan...
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Larry D. Rice

December 19, 1945 - July 9, 2016

Lawrence D. "Larry" Rice, age 70 of Menasha passed away on July 9, 2016. Larry was born on December 19, 1945 to Fred and Jeanette (Polishinski) Rice. He served his country during the Vietnam War as a member of the U.S. Army. After his honorable discharge he worked with Gunderson Cleaners as their Machine Technician. Larry and his wife Pat are the owners of Pat's Legend Inn in Menasha. Larry loved...
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Luanne N. Graf

September 29, 1953 - July 9, 2016

Luanne Nell Graf, 62, of Appleton, WI passed away to be with Jesus Christ on July 9, 2016. She was born September 29, 1953 in Algoma, WI to the late Wilford Fellows and the late Mrytle Zuzanek (Fellows/Marquardt). She graduated from Algoma High School in 1971. Luanne married the love of her life, Mike Graf, on July 21, 1979 in Algoma, WI at St. Mary's Catholic Church. Luanne lovingly...
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Margaret Wippich

October 25, 1936 - July 9, 2016

Margaret ''Marge'' (Grenke) Wippich, age 79, peacefully journeyed to her eternal reward on Saturday, July 9, 2016. Marge entered this earthly world on October 25, 1936 born to the late Ewald and Margaret Grenke. During her formative years, she resided in Chicago, IL and Lena, WI prior to moving to Fond du Lac, WI where she graduated from high school in 1954. She, subsequently, went on to earn...
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Mary Plutchak

February 17, 1929 - July 8, 2016

Mary C. Plutchak, age 87, passed away on Friday, July 8, 2016 at Brewster Village in Appleton, Wisconsin after spending the day with her family. Her health had been declining for several years. Mary was a wife, mother, poet, educator, and philosopher who loved a good political conversation. Mary was born on February 17, 1929 to Mary H. and Thomas Reilly on the south side of Chicago, days after...
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Mildred M. Berg

June 3, 1922 - July 8, 2016

Mildred M. Berg, age 94, of Appleton, passed away on Friday, July 8, 2016. She was born on June 3, 1922 to the late Edward and Elizabeth (Pelky) Kelpinski in Bear Creek, Wisconsin. Mildred married the love of her life Gerald Berg on October 16, 1944 and they were blessed with nine children. Caring for such a large family was a full time job for Mildred, between house chores and tending to the...
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John H. Resch

May 2, 1922 - July 8, 2016

John Henry Resch, age 94, passed away on Friday evening, July 8, 2016 at Thedacare Regional Medical Center Appleton. He was born on May 2, 1922 in Menasha, son of the late George and Adeline (Geiser) Resch. John graduated from St. Mary's High School in Menasha. On November 11, 1944, he married Lorraine J. Breaker in Long Beach, California, and they shared 62 wonderful years together. She...
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Stephen M. Kasten

April 25, 1947 - July 7, 2016

Stephen Mark Kasten, age 69, of Appleton, passed away peacefully on July 7, 2016 at his home after a two month battle with lung cancer. Steve was born on April 25, 1947 in Appleton, son of the late Norman and Joyce (Ames) Kasten. He graduated from Appleton High School in 1965, before entering the United States Navy in 1967. He was proud to be the only enlisted instructor at the Surgical...
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Valeria M. Rohde

June 10, 1927 - July 7, 2016

Valeria Minnie Rohde, 89, was carried in the arms of Jesus to her eternal home on Thursday, July 7th. Valeria was born in the Town of Herman, the daughter of the late Walter & Adelia "Roethel" Damrow. She attended grade school at Green Bay Road School and was confirmed at Trinity Lutheran Church in Howards Grove in 1941. She was united in marriage to Walter Rohde on April 19, 1947. They were...
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Doris M. Miller

August 3, 1927 - July 7, 2016

Doris M. Miller (Bayer), age 88, died peacefully with her family by her side on Thursday, July 7, 2016. Doris was born on August 3, 1927 in Menasha, WI to the late Greg and Emma Bayer. She graduated from St. Mary High School in Menasha in 1945. After graduation Doris worked at Banta Corporation for several years. She married the love of her life, Harold Miller in 1956 and just celebrated their...
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Patricia L. Gee

August 24, 1928 - July 6, 2016

Patricia Gee, age 87 of Appleton, went to be with her Lord on Wednesday, July 6, 2016 at Appleton's St. Elizabeth Hospital. Patricia was born in Menomonie, Wisconsin on August 24, 1928, daughter of the late Edward and Genevieve (Groundwater) Feldt. She attended high school in Menomonie and attended UW – Stout, where she met her future husband and the love of her life, Donald Gee. The...
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Mary A. Becker

October 20, 1950 - July 6, 2016

The Lord called Mary to her eternal heavenly home on July 6, 2016, after giving her 65 years of grace on the earth. Mary Alice Wightman was born to Norman and Louise (Luedtke) Wightman, on October 20, 1950, in Fond du Lac Wisconsin. She was given the gift of faith through Holy Baptism on December 3, 1950. Mary confirmed her faith in Jesus Christ as her Savior on May 17, 1964, at St. Peters...
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Edward L. Manske

July 11, 1929 - July 6, 2016

Sunrise July 11, 1929 New London. Sunset July 6, 2016 Son, brother, husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, friend, farmer, hunter, fisherman, gambler and just a great guy. Born Edward Lee Manske, son of Edward J and Marie Manske, Ed grew up on the family farm in New London WI. He was so proud the farm remained in the family name and run by Matt and Cathy Manske today. Ed spent a...
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Michael Tobin

July 23, 1950 - July 5, 2016

Michael (Mike) L. Tobin, age 65, took on a short unbelievable fight with pancreatic cancer. On the evening of July 5, 2016 the battle ended; he found his restful peace while surrounded by his family who he loved so faithfully and completely. Mike was the son of Lyle M. Tobin and Evelyn M. (Schidler, Tobin) Harper. He was born on July 23, 1950 in John Day, Oregon, then moved to Wisconsin at a...
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Anton Dombrowski

April 13, 1939 - July 5, 2016

Anton "Tony" S. Dombrowski, 77 years, of Appleton, WI passed away July 5, 2016 at Thedacare Regional Hospital-Neenah. Tony was born in Neenah, WI to his loving parents Anton J. and Cecelia (Wroblewski) Dombrowski on April 13, 1939. He graduated from St. Mary's Central High School and began his career with Menasha Corporation. He was a Customer Service Correspondent and dedicated to his work...
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Ruby M. Abendroth

July 26, 1927 - July 4, 2016

Ruby Mae Abendroth, a child of God, was lovingly called to her heavenly home early on July 4, 2016, at the age of 89. Ruby was born in Appleton on July 26, 1927, daughter of the late Albert and Freda (Genskow) Herzberg, and was baptized at Zion Lutheran Church. On June 21, 1951, she married Howard Abendroth, also at Zion Lutheran. Howard preceded her in death in the fall of 2001, after sharing...
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Ashley Wilhite

February 1, 1985 - July 3, 2016

Ashley Wilhite, age 31, of Appleton, passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, July 3rd. Ashley was born on February 1st, 1985 to Beth Vander Loop and Ron Wilhite in Springfield, Illinois. Ashley graduated from Appleton West High School in 2003. She attended Fox Valley Technical College where she was pursuing a career in nursing. Ashley was a very proud and loving mother to her children Nikola and...
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Michael H. Petersen

December 8, 1952 - July 3, 2016

Michael "Mike" Petersen, age 63, of Appleton, passed away with family at his side on Sunday, July 3, 2016. He was born on December 8, 1952 to Charles and Dorothy (Drolette) Petersen in Oconto, Wisconsin. Mike graduated from Appleton West High School in 1971 and continued to Northwestern Technical College where he learned the skills to be an Iron Worker. He was employed with the Iron Workers...
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Rodney F. Hietpas

August 15, 1951 - July 2, 2016

Rodney Francis Hietpas, age 64, of Kaukauna passed away on Saturday, July 2, 2016 at St. Elizabeth Hospital. Rodney was born on August 15, 1951, in Appleton, son of the late William and Yvonne (Verstegen) Hietpas. He graduated from Little Chute High School in 1970 and went on to work for Appleton Coated Locks Mill for 41 years. On February 5, 1972, Rodney married the love of his life, Nancy...
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Charles P. DuChateau

July 13, 1954 - July 1, 2016

Charles "Chuck" Peter DuChateau of Concord North Carolina, unexpectedly departed this life on Friday, July 1, 2016 at NorthEast Medical Center in Concord. Chuck was born on July 13, 1954 in Appleton, to Delores (Van Handel) DuChateau and the late Charles DuChateau. Chuck is survived by his beloved wife: Cheryl (Stuyvenberg) DuChateau and their fur babies; Marco, Gabby, and Maggie. Chuck also...
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Shirley Paiser-Blum

July 17, 1927 - July 1, 2016

Shirley Marie Paiser-Blum, age 88 and 9/10 years, of Appleton, passed away on Friday, July 1, 2016, surrounded by her loving family at Brewster Village. Although Alzheimer's had taken away her ability to remember, it could not compete with her ability to brighten the room with her infectious smile and unforgettable laughter. Shirley was born on July 17, 1927 in Shawano, Wisconsin, the daughter...
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Alden D. Grade

March 7, 2001 - June 30, 2016

Alden Duncan Grade passed away peacefully on June 30, 2016 at home. He was born on March 7, 2001 in Appleton. Though his life was short, he overcame incredible odds and physical challenges and he touched many people by his courage, determination, and joy of life on earth. He led us to believe each day is a blessing and an opportunity to create lasting memories. Those that knew Alden...
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Thomas W. Thompson

November 26, 1942 - June 30, 2016

Thomas William Thompson, age 73, of Appleton, passed away on Thursday, June 30th at Cherry Meadows Hospice. Born in Milwaukee to Bill and Janet Thompson on November 26, 1942, he spent his youth in Milwaukee, Stevens Point and Oshkosh. On September 17, 1982, Tom married Cynthia Hansen in Neenah. A graduate of Oshkosh High School and the University of Wisconsin- Oshkosh, Tom's career path led him...
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Mildred Ferguson

August 29, 1925 - June 28, 2016

Mildred "Millie" V. Ferguson (Regan) was born in Boston but spent the greater part of her life in the Midwest. A member of Kings Daughters for several years, she delivered meals on wheels from Appleton Medical Center. Millie especially enjoyed playing bridge and was a member of several groups. She is preceded in death by her husband of 47 years, Arthur "Fergie" Ferguson and her son-in-law,...
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Alan I. Rusky

December 1, 1942 - June 27, 2016

Alan I. Rusky passed away on June 27, 2016 at the age of 73. Alan was born December 1, 1942 In Appleton, Wisconsin, the son of the late Benjamin and Diana (Ressman) Rusky. Alan was third generation owner and proprietor of Ressman Clothiers in Appleton and was a member of Moses Montefiore Synagogue. He is survived by his daughter: Jamie (Steve) Voster, and was preceded in death by his parents...
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Marcella Kobs

March 17, 1924 - June 25, 2016

Marcella "Marcy" Kobs, age 92, of Appleton, passed away at Rennes Health Care Center on Saturday, June 25, 2016. She was born on March 17, 1924 to the late Ralph Sr. and Mathilda (Gardner) Gehring in Knowlton, Wisconsin. She married Elmer Kobs in Kimberly on November 16, 1946. He preceded her in death on October 26, 1989. Marcy was employed as a receptionist at Zeiss-Mueller Eye Associates. ...
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Sylvera E. Hoffman

January 30, 1928 - June 25, 2016

Sylvera E. Hoffman, 88, passed away on Saturday, June 25, 2016 at Atrium Post Acute Care of Little Chute. Sylvera was born on January 30, 1928 to Arthur and Lydia Wenzel in Hilbert. She was united in marriage to Donald Hoffman. Sylvera enjoyed playing cards and doing embroidery work. Most of all she enjoyed her family especially her grandchildren. Sylvera is survived by her children;...
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Doris G. Jayne

January 10, 1926 - June 24, 2016

Doris G. Jayne, 90, died on June 24, 2016 at St. Paul Elder Services, Kaukauna. She was born in Waukesha County on January 10, 1926 to Horace Kier Guthrie and Jennie Connell Guthrie. Doris was a 1943 graduate of Waukesha High School and received a B.S. in mathematics and physics in 1947 from the University of Wisconsin in Madison. That same year she married Jack E. Jayne. After her four children...
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Richard F. Conlon

September 5, 1938 - June 24, 2016

Richard F. "Dick" Conlon, age 77, of Appleton, passed away unexpectedly at St. Elizabeth Hospital, on Friday, June 24, 2016. Dick was born on September 5, 1938, in Appleton, to the late William and Elizabeth (Dennee) Conlon. He married Peggy Davis on October 21, 2006, in Appleton; she survives. Dick proudly served his country in the United States Army. He was employed as a superintendent at...
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