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“Pam and family,Sorry to hear of Al's passing. ”
1 of 23 | Posted by: Allen Van Dyke - WI

“Tref, Pam, Marc and family... my heart goes out to you all. Al was such a wonderful, positive, funloving guy. I recall fondly all the times he'd just...Read More »
2 of 23 | Posted by: Craig Hohnberger - Columbus, OH

“Marc and family,Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. As we know, it is tough to lose such an inspirational figure in...Read More »
3 of 23 | Posted by: A friend

“Pam and Family: I was so shocked to hear of Al's passing. Please know that all of you will be remembered in my prayers. I'll miss seeing his...Read More »
4 of 23 | Posted by: Jan Smits - Combined Locks, WI

“RIP you wonderful wonderful man. So giving and generously and sincerely a friendly, kind person. My sympathy to all of your family who will miss...Read More »
5 of 23 | Posted by: Michelle Vandenboom - Appleton, WI

“My deepest condolences to Pam and the entire family. Al and I started at KC about the same time and stayed in touch throughout our careers. Al...Read More »
6 of 23 | Posted by: Steve Blazich - Neenah, WI

“Dear Pam & family,John and I are so sorry to learn of Al's passing. What a great guy! We have so enjoyed getting to know him at Fox Valley. He will...Read More »
7 of 23 | Posted by: Rachel Sommercorn - Appleton, WI

“Pam our deepest condolences to you and your familyAl was a super nice human being, the world needs more like him. We will remember having drinks on...Read More »
8 of 23 | Posted by: Jim Schulze - Fort Pierce, FL

“I had so much fun playing golf with Al at FVGC and truly remember the good time golf trips to South Carolina, Alabama and Florida. NEWGA Seniors will...Read More »
9 of 23 | Posted by: John Kading - Appleton, WI


10 of 23 | Posted by: John Kading

Alabama Golf Trip with FVGC friends
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Alabama Golf Trip with FVGC friends
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Alabama Golf Trip with FVGC friends
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Alabama Golf Trip with FVGC friends
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Alabama Golf Trip with FVGC friends
15 of 23 | Posted by: John Kading

“Pam and family, wishing you the Lord's comfort in your grief. Rest in peace, Al. ”
16 of 23 | Posted by: Harry Dorman - Appleton, WI

“I was looking forward to see Al this summer as we had planned a "Stores leader reunion dinner" with Dave Kneip. What I have learned recently is that...Read More »
17 of 23 | Posted by: Tom Klim - Neenah, WI

“Dear Hietpas Family - Many, many fond memories of Al growing up in our little circle of friends with Tref at KHS, in college in Madison, at Kimberly...Read More »
18 of 23 | Posted by: Jon Rooyakkers - Appleton, WI

“Pam....I remember when we worked together at K-C on the Flexowriter in the steno pool in the 60s! Please accept my sympathy in the loss of Alan. I...Read More »
19 of 23 | Posted by: A friend

“Dear Pam and family,Our sincerest sympathies go out to all of you. Al's positive attitude and exuberance for life will be deeply missed. Though he...Read More »
20 of 23 | Posted by: Carl & Doreen Schneeberger - SC

“Pam and family, everyone at Fox Valley Golf Club has you and Al in their prayers. Our flags will be flying at half staff this week in his honor. ”
21 of 23 | Posted by: A friend

“Pam, children and family - Accept our sincerest condolences during this very difficult time. I have such wonderful memories of Alan playing...Read More »
22 of 23 | Posted by: Tom Roovers

“Please accept my condolences during your time of great sadness. May you cherish fond memories to cope with the pain from day to day. Take note of the...Read More »
23 of 23 | Posted by: - CA


Alan J. Hietpas, age 74, passed away peacefully in the early morning of Tuesday May 15, 2018 after battling recent complications from numerous chronic conditions. Alan “Al” was born in the family home in Kimberly, WI to the late Sylvester and Rosella (Kamps) Hietpas. He was a 3-sport athlete at Kimberly High School, graduating in 1962. Al attended St. Norbert College in De Pere [he was recently awarded the distinction of Golden Knight as a 50 year alumnus], where he lettered in basketball and was a member of the Alpha Delta Gamma fraternity, graduating in three and a half years with a business degree. On a beautiful sunny day of April 16, 1966 Al would marry his high school sweetheart Patricia “Pam” Maas at Holy Name Parish in Kimberly. Almost immediately following their wedding, Al enlisted in the US Army, where he served for three years eventually earning the rank of Sergeant and being stationed in Marin County CA and Schweinfurt Germany. Al and Pam would share 52 wonderful years of marriage together and would have two children: Tref (Patty) Hietpas [children Connor (Michele Leslie), Logan (Zion) [child Lilia], and Korey] of Darboy, and Marc (Kristen Cogswell) Hietpas [children Rose and Autumn], of Oshkosh. After his military service, Al and family moved to various locations as employment required -spending time in WI, IL, MD, and AR, but eventually settling back home in Kimberly after building their dream home on the Fox River near Sunset Park and working at Kimberly-Clark in Neenah as a “glorified supply sergeant” for 30 years, until his retirement in 2004. Al was a very active member of Holy Spirit Parish. Volunteering numerous hours as a commentator, lector, server, painter, marriage counselor, and as a church representative for Grand Horizons, among various other activities as needed. He loved people and serving others. Al was an avid golfer, playing 150 rounds last year while carrying a 13 handicap into this season. He and Pam were active members of Fox Valley Golf Club where he spent many enjoyable hours as a friend & competitor. He was President of Northeastern Wisconsin Golf Association Seniors. Al had an amazing level of recall pertaining to his golf game - he could remember specific details about any hole on any course he played in recent history. Al was a huge Kimberly High school sports fan, rarely missing a game/event and attending with his brother Duane for decades. He was a vocal supporter of every “Kimberly kid”, but was especially proud of his sons & grandsons [six State Championships in football] as Papermakers. Al was personally invested in knowing the players and their families, and he and Pam were not only members of the Kimberly Booster Club, but Al also served on the Kimberly School Board for 12 years and was a member of the community planning committee involved in the design of the new high school. Al was preceded in death by his parents, his father-in-law: Ted Maas, brother: Duane Hietpas, sister and brother-in-law: Jim and Darlene Haber, brother-in-law: Jim Hartjes, and nephew: Steve Hartjes. Besides his wife, two children, five grandchildren, and great-granddaughter, Al is survived by sisters: Grace Hartjes, Mary Jo (Tim) Paltzer, and Brenda Grenier. He is further survived by his mother-in-law: Jeanne Maas, brothers-in-law: Mike (Jeanne) Maas, Jeff (Bonnie) Maas, sisters-in-law: Mary Hietpas, Marijo (Tom) Bunbury, Becky (Brett) Haskell, Annette (Al) Pannier, and Sue Gratke; and many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. A Celebration of Life will take place on Wednesday, May 23, 2018 at HOLY SPIRIT CATHOLIC CHURCH, 620 E Kimberly Ave, Kimberly. Visitation will be from 9:00 am - 11:00 am followed by memorial mass at 11:00 am, and committal at Appleton Highland Memorial Park mausoleum at 2:30 pm, 3131 N Richmond St, Appleton. Online condolences may be sent to Al’s family at www.wichmannfargo.com obituary guestbook. In lieu of floral expressions a memorial fund has been established in his name.