Wichmann Funeral Home

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Our Obituaries

Thomas G. Hennessey

March 27, 1960 - June 26, 2017

Tom Hennessey, a child of God, was called to his Savior’s side at age 57 on Monday morning, June 26, 2017 at St. Elizabeth Hospital, following a hard-fought battle with cancer. Tom was also born at St. Elizabeth Hospital on March 27, 1960, son of the late Roman “Hub” and Helen (Hoyer) Hennessey. He was a 1978 graduate of Kimberly High School as well...
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John Frank Schweitzer

April 3, 1921 - June 26, 2017

John F. Schweitzer, 96 years, passed away on June 26, 2017 at Valley VNA Assisted Living in Neenah, Wisconsin. He was born April 3, 1921 to his parents Louis and Tillie Schweitzer (Harold) in Appleton, Wisconsin. He was a graduate of Appleton High School, class of 1938. He served his country in the US Navy during World War II on the USS Barb., a submarine, from...
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Thomas G. Hennessey

June 26, 2017

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Karen Ann Greene

September 21, 1941 - June 25, 2017

Karen Ann Greene, age 75, of Appleton, formerly of Colby, passed away at her home on Sunday, June 25, 2017. Karen was born on September 21, 1941, in Cornell, Wisconsin, to the late Willis and Opal (Slater) Blunt. She was married to Glenn Greene, who passed away on December 29, 2000. Karen enjoyed knitting, sewing, puzzles, crosswords...
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Joan G. Weber

July 16, 1923 - June 25, 2017

Joan Weber, 93, died June 25, 2017, with her family by her side in Appleton, Wisconsin. Joan was born July 16, 1923, in Green Bay to John and Ottilia Staska. Her father was a maintenance machinist at the Charmin Paper Company and her mother was a stenographer for the Hagemeister Brewery. She attended the Saint Francis Xavier Cathedral School until sophomore year and...
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Howard J. Veldman

September 29, 1922 - June 23, 2017

Howard J. Veldman, age 94, of Kaukauna, passed away on Friday, June 23, 2017. He was born on September 29, 1922 in Sheboygan Falls to the late Harko and Maynee (Schapp) Veldman. He attended Plymouth Grade School and Plymouth High School. Howard proudly served his county in the U.S. Army (1942) during WWII. During his service, he met Ruth Ann Glenzer and they were married on March 31, 1944 at the...
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Patricia L. Salm

September 6, 1949 - June 22, 2017

Patricia L. Salm (Cooper), 67 years, passed away June 22, 2017 at her home in Little Chute, Wisconsin. She was born on September 6, 1949 to her parents James E. and Betty Cooper in Beatrice, Nebraska. Patti graduated from Clark High School in Clark, South Dakota, class of 1967. On February 17, 1984 Harold "Ringo" and Patricia "Patti" Salm were married at JM Paine Presbyterian Church in Carlton,...
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Joana M. Driessen

June 21, 1937 - June 21, 2017

Joana Driessen, age 80 of Combined Locks, passed away peacefully on Wednesday evening, June 21, 2017. Joana was born in Appleton on June 21, 1937, daughter of the late Arnold and Barbara (Blahnik) Wenzlaff. She was a graduate of Appleton High School, Appleton Business School, and Lakeland College. On November 24, 1960, she married Tom Driessen at St. Therese Catholic Church in Appleton. ...
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David K. Hermsen

May 29, 1940 - June 20, 2017

David "Dave" Kirby Hermsen (a.k.a Hermie), age 77, of Combined Locks, passed away on Tuesday, June 20, 2017, at St. Elizabeth Hospital in Appleton, after a courageous battle with cancer. Dave was born on May 29, 1940 to the late Martin and Esther (Spice) Hermsen in Appleton. Dave graduated from St. Norbert's High School in 1958. He then attended college at St. Norbert College in De Pere. Dave...
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Rosella Hawley

July 19, 1923 - June 18, 2017

Rosella Marie Hawley, age 93 of Appleton, passed away, peacefully, surrounded by her family, on June 18, 2017. Rosie was born on July 19, 1923 in Little Chute to Henry and Bertha (Vosters) Williamson. On August 16, 1945 she married Norbert Hawley at St. Therese Catholic Church in Appleton and Norbert preceded her in death. Rosie enjoyed bowling, crocheting, painting towels, cooking, baking and...
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Killian James Kvalvik

September 12, 1995 - June 17, 2017

Killian James Kvalvik, age 21, passed away at his home in Appleton on June 15, 2017. Killian was born September 12, 1995 in Neenah, Wisconsin to Prerna Kvalvik and James Kvalvik. He attended Appleton area schools where he excelled academically, most notably in mathematics. While exceedingly intelligent, Killian was a humble young man. His beautiful smile, deep brown eyes and endearing laugh will...
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Willie Roux

June 28, 1966 - June 16, 2017

Willie Neil Roux, age 50, of Menasha, passed away peacefully and unexpectedly on June 13, 2017, at her home. The funeral service for Willie will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, June 22, 2017, at the WICHMANN FUNERAL HOME DOWNTOWN, APPLETON, 537 N. Superior St, with Rev. Ralph Osborne officiating. A time of visitation will be held from 12:00 Noon until the time of service. Online condolences...
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Michael T. Burns

September 5, 1943 - June 15, 2017

Michael T. Burns, 73 years, passed away June 15, 2017 surrounded by family, at St. Paul Elder Services in Kaukauna, Wisconsin after a courageous battle with cancer. He was born September 5, 1943 to Michael and Eleanor (Sullivan) Burns in Oak Park, Illinois. On October 1, 1966 Michael T. and Carol (Scibior) Burns were married at St. Louise De Marillac Church in La Grange Park, Illinois. Together...
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Evelyn M. Chadek

March 22, 1920 - June 15, 2017

Evelyn Marie Chadek, age 97 of Menasha, passed away on Thursday, June 15, 2017. She was born in Nadeau, Michigan on March 22, 1920 to the late Omer and Laura (DePatie) Laurin. She graduated from Stephenson High School in Stephenson, Michigan. Evelyn worked for a short time as a waitress in Escanaba, Michigan and after moving to Menasha worked at a paper mill. On July 20, 1957, she married...
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Margaret Woulf

November 24, 1926 - June 15, 2017

Margaret went to meet the Lord on Thursday, June 15, 2017, with her children at her side. She was born on November 24, 1926 to the late Joseph and Martha (Sokolofski) Liebhauser and lived in Menasha all her life. She was a graduate of St. Mary High School and enjoyed getting together with the girls of `44. She married Francis Woulf on January 31, 1948. She was a devoted member of St. Mary...
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Matthew Jason Smith

December 7, 1970 - June 15, 2017

Matthew "Matt" J. Smith, 46 of Appleton passed away unexpectedly on Thursday June 15 in his home. He was born on December 7, 1970 in Bangor, Maine, son of the late Peter G. and "Cookie" Smith. Matt was an avid cook like his father and enjoyed sharing the benefit of his talents with his family and friends. No family event was the same if he wasn't in the kitchen or standing at a grill. He loved...
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Joseph M. Weber

March 27, 1933 - June 14, 2017

Joseph M. Weber, age 84, of Appleton, passed away at Harbor Haven in Fond du Lac, on Wednesday, June 14, 2017. Joseph was born on March 27, 1933, in Appleton, to the late John and Caroline (Blatz) Weber. He proudly served his country in the United States Army and was then employed at Miller Electric for over 31 years. Joe was well known for his finely groomed yardwork at his home in Greenville....
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George L. Andrews

October 8, 1927 - June 14, 2017

George Andrews, age 89 of Appleton, passed away peacefully on June 14, 2017 at Rennes Care and Rehab in Appleton. George was born October 8, 1927 in Appleton, son of the late Steven and Eleonora (Szasz) Andrews. On July 8, 1950, he married Audrey Belongia in New Jersey, and together the couple has shared sixty-six wonderful years together. George served in the United States Navy during World...
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Ruby I. Baer

September 28, 1919 - June 14, 2017

Ruby Baer, age 97 of Appleton passed away on June 14, 2017. Ruby was born on September 28, 1919 in Stockbridge to Louis and Anna (Reichwald) Heller. She was a 1937 graduate of Stockbridge High School. On October 3, 1938 she married Aloysius Baer and they enjoyed 51 years together before he passed away On October 26, 1989. Aloysius and Ruby owned and operated Baer Beverage Inc. and she was the...
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Britt Monaghan, Jr.

March 29, 1951 - June 13, 2017

Britt Randall Monaghan Jr. age 66 of Appleton, passed away peacefully on June 13, 2017, surrounded by his sisters at Kimberly Assisted Living. Randy was born in West Allis, Wisconsin on March 29, 1951. An intelligent, creative, and sensitive soul, Randy was drawn to music at an early age. He played the piano "by ear" and attended the Wisconsin Conservatory of Music. During his early teen years...
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Liam Christopher Patton

June 11, 2017 - June 11, 2017

Liam Christopher Patton left his twin sister, Allison Elizabeth Patton's side on June 11, 2017. He accompanied his ailing sister through the months, leading to her birth, and hopeful recovery as she heals with the help of the medical teams at Children's Hospital NICU in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Liam will be sorely missed by his parents David B. and Natasha L. (Howe) Patton, twin sister Allison...
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Melissa A. Hodson

May 13, 1981 - June 11, 2017

Melissa "Missy" A. Hodson, age 36, passed away unexpectedly in her sleep on Sunday, June 11, 2017. She was born in Wausau on May 13, 1981 to Robert and Cynthia Hodson. Missy was an outgoing girl who was social and had many friends. She loved her dogs and her cat, Trinity. Missy is now united with her best friend, Becca who also passed away too young. Missy was full of sweetness and light while...
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Verlie B. Wolters

August 3, 1937 - June 11, 2017

Verlie B. Wolters, age 79 of Greenville, Wisconsin passed away on June 11, 2017 in Appleton. Verlie was born on August 3, 1937 to George and Priscilla (Beilke) Church in Shawano. She was a 1955 graduate of Riverside High School in Milwaukee. On August 5, 1961 she married Ronald Wolters in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. She retired from Parkview Health Center in Oshkosh where she had worked as a computer...
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Barbara J. Corroy

May 8, 1951 - June 11, 2017

Barbara J. Corroy (Heegeman), 66 years, passed away June 11, 2017 at Cherry Meadows Hospice Center in Appleton, Wisconsin. She was born May 8, 1951 to her parents Robert J. and Betty J. (Loewenhagen) Heegeman in Appleton, Wisconsin. Barb was a graduate of Appleton East High School, Class of 1969. Barb was a dedicated Green Bay Packer fan and enjoyed watching the Milwaukee Brewers and Chicago...
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Mae Bonnell

May 13, 1927 - June 11, 2017

Mae Louise Bonnell, age 90, passed peacefully on Sunday, June 11, 2017, at the Bridges of Appleton. Mae was born May 13, 1927 at home in Appleton, daughter of the late Frank and Faye (Cole) Drexler. She graduated from Appleton High School in 1945 where she enjoyed playing in the band. In June of 1951, Mae married LaVern Bonnell. They shared 50 years of marriage and raise two sons before his...
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Earl E. Euclide

December 12, 1935 - June 11, 2017

Earl Euclide, 81 of Appleton, passed away at St. Elizabeth Hospital in Appleton on Sunday morning, June 11, 2017. Earl was born in Brussels, Wisconsin, on December 12, 1935, son of the late Joseph and Lena (Mathy) Euclide. He was a 1953 graduate of Seymour High School and a 1956 graduate of Outagamie County College. He also attended summer school at the University of Wisconsin – Oshkosh....
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Henry J. Orstad

November 4, 1943 - June 10, 2017

Henry J. Orstad, age 73, passed away peacefully in his home on June 10, 2017 after a long battle with heart disease. He was born November 4, 1943 to the late Henry and Bernice (Raboin) Orstad. Hank married his high school sweetheart and soulmate, Mary, December 17, 1966. They lived in International Falls, MN for 30 years where Hank was an elementary school teacher. He loved teaching, especially...
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John R. Hudson II

September 27, 1965 - June 5, 2017

John R. Hudson II, age 51, of Kimberly, went to the arms of his Heavenly Father after a long and courageous battle with cancer on Monday, June 5, 2017. He was born in Beloit, Wisconsin to John R. I and Rachel Ann (Bowers) Hudson. John graduated from F. J. Turner High School in Beloit and shortly after he joined the U.S. Navy. John proudly served his county for the next four years. As fate would...
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Ross A. Olmstead

January 19, 1929 - June 5, 2017

Ross A. Olmstead, age 88, of Appleton, passed away at ThedaCare—Appleton, on Monday, June 5, 2017. Ross was born on January 19, 1929, to the late Everett and Alice (Brott) Olmstead. He married Janice Ropson on August 16, 1951; she survives. Ross proudly served his county in the United States Army in England during the Korean War. He was employed for many years as a machinist at Kimberly...
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Norman C. Wassmann

March 1, 1927 - June 5, 2017

Norman C. Wassmann, age 90, passed away on Monday, June 5, 2017. He was born on March 1, 1927 in the Town of Black Creek to the late Clarence and Regina Wassmann. He married Roseanne Liethen who preceded him in death and they had three sons together, Gary, Tony and Mory. In 1977 he married Rosella "Sally" Johnson and the two were married for 39 years before his passing. At Appleton High School,...
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Thomas John Hughes

September 14, 1935 - June 4, 2017

Thomas John Hughes, 81 years, passed away, after a short illness, on June 4, 2017 at Thedacare Regional Medical Center – Appleton with his family by his side. He was born September 14, 1935 to his parents Walter J. and Victoria H. Hughes (Schulz) in Appleton, Wisconsin. Tom graduated from Appleton High School, Class of 1953. He earned his Bachelor Degree in Chemistry from the University of...
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Jack R. Cerasoli

November 20, 1947 - June 4, 2017

Jack R. Cerasoli, age 69 of Neenah, passed away June 4, 2017, following a brief illness. No local services are being planned, but a memorial service will be held in Illinois at a later date.
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LaVerne M. Stahl

February 29, 1928 - June 3, 2017

LaVerne Marie (Nytes) Stahl entered into eternal life on Saturday, June 3, 2017. She was born in Appleton, WI on February 29, 1928, to the late Bernard and Lucy (Stemper) Nytes. Following graduation from Kaukauna High School with the class of 1947, LaVerne was employed at Fox River Paper Corporation until her marriage. On June 20, 1953, LaVerne was united in marriage to the late Walter (Wally)...
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Marie V. Haag

December 5, 1930 - June 2, 2017

Marie V. Haag "Grandma RE" age 86, passed away on Friday, June 2, 2017. Marie was born on December 5, 1930 to the late Joseph and Beryl (Laabs) Dombroski. She graduated from Menasha High School in 1948. She married Joseph Haag on May 15, 1954 and they shared forty six years of marriage before his passing in 2000. In her free time, Marie enjoyed spending time with her family. She loved watching...
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Mary Lorraine Buksyk

December 12, 1919 - June 2, 2017

On June 2, 2017 Lorraine Buksyk, 97 years, passed away after a 3 month illness with cancer at her daughter, Shirley's home, in Menasha with her family at her side. Lorraine was born December 10, 1919 to Leonard and Bernice Brodzinski in Appleton. She graduated from Menasha High School in 1937. On April 22, 1943 she married Norman (Nobby) Buksyk and they enjoyed 63 years of marriage until his...
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Richard Hartung

July 18, 1941 - June 1, 2017

Richard R. Hartung, age 75, of Appleton, passed away peacefully surrounded by the love of his family on June 1, 2017. He was born on July 18, 1941, son of the late Clarence and Bernice (Bentz) Hartung. He graduated from Appleton West High School in 1959. It was there that he met the love of his life and high school sweetheart, Donna Tews. Richard and Donna were married in 1963 at St. Joseph's...
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Mary Ann Kersten

August 15, 1928 - June 1, 2017

Mary A. Kersten (Gardner), 88 years, passed away June 1, 2017 at Cherry Meadows Hospice Center in Appleton, Wisconsin. She was born August 15, 1928 to her parents John A. and Irene (Malliox) Gardner in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Mary and her family moved to Bailey's Harbor in Door County working in the cherry orchards. She was a graduate of Gibralter High School. She moved to Appleton and at the...
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Lester W. Abel

May 6, 1933 - May 31, 2017

Les Abel, age 84 of Kaukauna, passed peacefully at his home on the river on Wednesday evening, May 31, 2017. Les was born on a dairy farm in Greenwood, Wisconsin on May 6, 1933, son of the late Theodore and Verna (Vollrath) Abel. He received his education at a country school in Clark County and was a 1951 graduate of the Greenwood High School. Les moved to Kaukauna in 1954 and worked at...
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Frederich C. Fahrbach

November 4, 1950 - May 31, 2017

Frederich C. Fahrbach, age 66, passed away on May 31, 2017. He was born November 4, 1950 to the late Norbert and Mary (Schmidt) Fahrbach. After graduating from high school, he went on to receive a Bachelor's degree from UW Oshkosh. In his free time, Frederich enjoyed spending time outdoors. He loved the north woods, particularly hunting and logging. He is survived by his sisters: Marilyn...
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Ronald Komp

February 3, 1947 - May 30, 2017

Ronald Komp, age 70. Welcomed to Heaven on May 30th, 2017. I am writing to say goodbye to my loving family. Brian, Laurie, Craig and Scott, who were always there for me. I know things happened fast, but this is how it was meant to be. I've prayed my whole life through, that someday in Heaven I could be. And that is why the Lord decided, this was the time to take me. Please accept God...
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Margaret Oestreich

May 30, 2017 - May 30, 2017

Margaret M. "Marty" Oestreich, age 84, of Neenah, passed away on Thursday, May 25, 2017, at Prairie Home Assisted Living in Menasha. On December 5, 1932 Margaret Mary was born in Beaver Dam, Wisconsin to Benjamin and Caroline (Schweiger) Pabst. After graduating from high school in 1952 she worked as a dental office assistant. On August 13, 1960 Marty was united in marriage to Lester (Les)...
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Michael Reese

October 14, 1943 - May 29, 2017

Michael "Mike" R. Reese, age 73, of Appleton, passed away unexpectedly on Monday, May 29, 2017. He was born on October 14, 1943 in Olympia, Washington to the late Henry and Mildred (Thompson) Reese. Mike is survived by his wife, children and many other relatives and friends. The Funeral Service was held in private due to Mike's wishes. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorials be made...
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Jamie Thurber

May 26, 1979 - May 29, 2017

Jamie Thurber, age 38, passed away at his home on Monday, May 29, 2017. He was born on May 26, 1979, in Neenah, to Bob and Sandy (Liebhauser) Thurber. Jamie was a loving husband, father, son, and brother. Jamie was employed at North Central Construction Company. Jamie was well-known for his love of hunting and fishing. He also enjoyed repairing classic cars and trucks, and was restoring his...
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Veta Mae Rudie

June 20, 1925 - May 29, 2017

Veta Mae "Pennie" Rudie, age 91, went to be with the Lord on May 29, 2017. Pennie was born in Mechanicsburg, Illinois, on June 20, 1925, daughter of the late Ebenezer A. Robertson and Mabelle (Phillips) Robertson. On November 4, 1955, she married Leonard E Rudie at the First Christian Church in Waukegan, Illinois. She attended Argyle area grade schools and graduated from Argyle High School. ...
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Delores C. Flunker

November 21, 1930 - May 29, 2017

Delores Caroline Clara (Rohloff) Flunker, 86, of Greenville, reached her heavenly home on May 29, 2017. Her pilgrimage began on November 21, 1930 on the homestead, where she lived her entire life. She was the youngest of five children, born to the late Herman and Ida (Bielefeldt) Rohloff. She was a housekeeper and cook for a local family before working at Tuttle Press for nine years. ...
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Linda M. Bamke

September 29, 1943 - May 29, 2017

Linda M. Bamke (Schreiber), 73 years passed away May 29, 2017. She was born September 29, 1943 to her parents, Peter and Lucile (Siewert) Schreiber in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. She was a graduate of Solomon Juneau High School in Milwaukee. On August 27, 1968 Neil P. and Linda M. Schreiber were married in Rock Island, Illinois. She was a homemaker and later in life volunteer with the Red Cross and was...
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Wenzel J. Hoefler

April 5, 1928 - May 29, 2017

Wenzel Hoefler, age 89 of Kaukauna, passed away unexpectedly on May 29, 2017. The funeral liturgy for Wenzel will be held at 11:30 AM on Friday, June 2, 2017 at ST. KATHARINE DREXEL PARISH - ST MARY CHURCH, 119 W. 7th Street in Kaukauna, with Fr. Jerry Pastors officiating. Interment will be in the church cemetery. Family and friends are invited to gather at the church on Friday morning from 9...
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John W. Council

May 24, 1941 - May 28, 2017

John W. Council, age 76 of Appleton, died at Cherry Meadows Hospice on Sunday, May 28. 2017. John was born in Grand Chute on May 24, 1941, son of the late Harold and Marie (Hitchler) Council. He was a 1959 graduate of Appleton West High School, and in 1963 received his Bachelors of Business Administration from the University of Wisconsin in Madison. For six years following graduation, John...
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Nancy Lee Cogger

May 15, 1958 - May 28, 2017

Nancy Lee Cogger, 59, of Appleton, lost her valiant battle against cancer on May 28, 2017, at home with her loving family at her side. Nancy was born in Neenah on May 15, 1958, to William and Helen (Cassibo) Cogger. She graduated from Neenah High School, and received her Bachelor of Science degree from University of Wisconsin - Stevens Point. Nancy raised four beautiful children, and ran her...
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Gwen A. Stoeger

October 18, 1927 - May 28, 2017

Gwen A. Stoeger, age 89, passed away on Sunday, May 28, 2017. Gwen was born on October 18, 1927, to the late Philip and Agnes (Bissing) Vercauteren and was a graduate of Appleton High School. She married Jerome "Joe" Stoeger in 1946 and had seven children; he preceded her in death in 2013. Gwen was very active in her children's and grandchildren's lives. She attended many of their special...
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Irene Schultz

July 30, 1921 - May 27, 2017

Irene A. Schultz, 95, passed away on Saturday, May 27, 2017 at Appleton Retirement Community. Irene was born on July 30, 1921 to John and Belle (Hales) Anderson in Waupaca County. On April 1, 1950, she was united in marriage to Arlyn Schultz. Irene worked as a school teacher for much of her life, starting in a one room school house. Later, she worked as a librarian. She retired from the...
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Gerald O. Olson

April 29, 1942 - May 27, 2017

Gerald O. Olson, 75 years, died peacefully at his residence in De Pere. Gerald was born in the Appleton area on April 29, 1942, the son of Clarence and Cecelia (Kopenhagen) Olson. Gerald was preceded in death by his parents. He was employed by Valley Packaging for many years and from 2007-2011 at Aspiro in Green Bay. In his spare time he would latch-hook rugs, watch the birds at his bird feeder...
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Rosemary Pawlowski

June 28, 1930 - May 27, 2017

Pawlowski, Rosemary Theresa (aka Petrie, Genson) Rosemary Pawlowski passed on May 27, 2017 while under hospice care at Windsor Manor in Concord, CA. Until six weeks prior to her residency at the nursing home, she lived with her daughter, Deborah, in Discovery Bay, CA, for the previous four years. Rosemary was born in Sheboygan, WI, on June 28, 1930 to Paul and Cecilia Genson. She married...
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Stephen Kellett

December 6, 1948 - May 27, 2017

Stephen Burnham Kellett, 68, of Appleton, WI died Saturday, May 27, 2017 at UW Health Clinics in Madison, WI, following complications from heart surgery. He was born in Worcester, MA on December 6, 1948, the son of the Reverend Dr. Norman L. and Marjorie (Burnham) Kellett. He spent his early years in Southbridge and Peabody, MA and summers at Biddeford Pool and Kennebunk Beach, ME. He was a 1967...
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James J. Malone

March 29, 1921 - May 25, 2017

James (Jim) John Malone, age 96 of Appleton, WI passed peacefully with his family by his side on May 25, 2017. Jim was born in Alton, IL on March 29, 1921, son of Benard and Sabina (Cuti) Malone. After serving his country on Navy destroyer USS Coghlan – DD 606 in WWII, he was honorably discharged. He then settled in Rockford, IL where he met the love of his life, Virginia Terrazino. Jim...
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Frank N. Kriesel

July 28, 1941 - May 23, 2017

Frank N. Kriesel, age 75, of Appleton, was welcomed home to Heaven. He passed peacefully at Century Oaks Assisted Living on Tuesday, May 23, 2017. He was born on July 28, 1941 to the late Arthur and Goldeen (Patnode) Kriesel in Antigo, Wisconsin. Frank served in the U.S. Army and was a Vietnam Veteran. Frank was also a member of the V.F.W. Post in Elderon as well as The Odd Fellows of Appleton. ...
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Dale A. Jakubek

May 17, 1951 - May 23, 2017

Dale Jakubek, age 66, of Neenah, passed away on Saturday, May 20, 2017. He was born on May 17, 1951, the son of the late Raymond and Carol Jakubek. Dale graduated from Menasha High School in 1969. Dale enjoyed playing the guitar, listening to music, and watching sports. He also enjoyed taking walks with his girlfriend of 37 years, Priscilla Holloway. Dale is survived by his girlfriend,...
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Dale A. Timm

December 21, 1941 - May 22, 2017

Dale A. Timm, age 75, of Appleton, passed away at his home on Monday, May 22, 2017. Dale was born on December 21, 1941, in Appleton, to the late Leonard and Gwen (Wehrman) Timm. He married Jan Phillips on April 28, 1962, in Appleton; she survives. Dale was a loving husband, father, brother and son. Employed at Butch's Body Auto Body in Appleton for over 45 years, he was well-known and...
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Lyle Clarence Roy Zoelk

August 9, 1932 - May 22, 2017

Lyle Clarence Roy Zoelk, 84, passed away on Monday, May 22, 2017 at Peabody Manor. Lyle was born on August 9, 1932 to Louis and Pearl (Helser) Zoelk. On February 20, 1954 he was united in marriage to Beverly Boese, the love of his life. Lyle was a very hard worker and worked for the Wisconsin Corp until his first retirement and then went to work in the maintenance department for the Heritage...
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Donald L. Nagan

August 2, 1932 - May 22, 2017

Don Nagan, age 84 of Kaukauna, died at his home on Monday, May 22, 2017. A complete obituary will appear here as soon as it is available.
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Donald Blaese

October 2, 1931 - May 21, 2017

Donald "Swamp Fox" Blaese, age 86, passed away peacefully into the arms of Jesus on Sunday, May 21, 2017. He was born on October 2, 1931 to the late Henry and Frances (Eichinger) Blaese. He attended Appleton High School and served in the United States Air Force. On July 23, 1960, Don married Judith Hubert, at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Marion, Wisconsin. They resided in Appleton all their...
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Thomas Martin

April 5, 1928 - May 21, 2017

Thomas Martin, age 89, of Appleton and Palm City Florida, passed away on May 21, 2017 at a Neenah Wisconsin Hospital. There will be a gathering to celebrate Thomas's life on Wednesday, May 31, 2017 from 10:00am to 11:00am at Wichmann Funeral Homes, Superior Street location. There will be a memorial service on Wednesday at the funeral home at 11:00am. For more information and to express...
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Bill Balza

July 20, 1931 - May 19, 2017

William (Bill) Balza, age 85, of Appleton, passed away on May 19, 2017. Bille was born on July 20, 1931 in Appleton, to the late Julius and Florence (Blahnik) Balza. He graduated from Appleton West High School in 1949, followed by service in the U.S. Army where he was stationed in Korea. Bill was later employed at Kimberly-Clark, Menasha Paper, and James River Corporation. Bill is survived by...
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Thomas L. Swadley, Jr.

October 10, 1986 - May 18, 2017

Thomas Leroy Swadley, Jr., 30 years, passed away May 18, 2017 in New Leipzig, North Dakota. He was born October 10, 1986 to his parents Thomas L., Sr and Joleen M. (Jedlicka) Swadley in Appleton, Wisconsin. He was a graduate of Appleton East High School Class of 2005. He furthered his education obtaining a Degree in Sociology from The University of Mississippi. He moved to North Dakota to pursue...
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Gerald Bob Batzler

June 10, 1935 - May 18, 2017

Gerald Robert "Jerry" "Bob" Batzler, 81, passed away on Wednesday, May 17, 2017 at Rennes Health and Rehab Center. Jerry was born on June 10, 1935 to F. Gerald and Evelyn (Schubert) Batzler. On February 14, 1959 he was united in marriage to Mildred "Millie" Hechel. After serving his country in the US Navy from 1952 until 1956 he was employed at Beloit Manhattan Rubber Company for over 42...
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Mildred B. Baumgarten

June 13, 1925 - May 17, 2017

Mildred (Bangart) Baumgarten, age 91 of Kaukauna, passed away peacefully on Wednesday afternoon, May 17, 2017. She was born in the town of Woodville on June 13, 1925, daughter of the late William and Wilhelmina (Jochmann) Bangart. On February 10, 1942, she married Ray Baumgarten at St. Mary's Church in Kaukauna; Ray preceded her in death in 2015. The Baumgartens farmed in various areas...
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Gloria R. Ebben

October 23, 1927 - May 16, 2017

Gloria Ebben, age 89 of Kimberly, passed away somewhat unexpectedly on Tuesday morning, May 16, 2017, at St. Elizabeth Hospital. Gloria was born in Appleton on October 23, 1927, daughter of the late Gilbert and Florence (DeBoth) Strover. Following her 1945 graduation from Appleton High School, she married Anthony Ebben on May 29, 1948; he preceded her in death in 2006. As a young woman, she...
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Marilyn J. Schubert

August 21, 1926 - May 15, 2017

Marilyn Jean Schubert, 90 years, passed away peacefully at Cherry Meadows hospice facility in Appleton, Wisconsin. She was born August 21, 1926 to her parents John and Frances (Winarski) Schubert in Appleton, Wisconsin. She was a graduate of Menasha High School, Class of 1944 and enjoyed visiting with her classmates at their reunions. Marilyn was a regular at the YMCA in Neenah and was a...
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Donald Hayford

September 6, 1931 - May 15, 2017

Donald E. Hayford, 85, died May 15, 2017. He was born September 6, 1931, in Dunkirk, New York, to Arthur W. and Mona (Burns) Hayford. While growing up, he attended public schools in Westfield, New Jersey, Dunkirk and Syracuse, New York, and Hopewell, Virginia, graduating from Hopewell High School in 1949. He attended Virginia Tech and Duke University, receiving a BS degree in chemistry from...
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Darryl Daemmrich

November 5, 1961 - May 14, 2017

Darryl Daemmrich, age 55, of Shiocton, passed away unexpectedly at Theda Care Medical Center—New London, on Sunday, May 14, 2017. Darryl was born on November 5, 1961, in Waukesha to Irene Daemmrich and the late Robert Daemmrich. He was a loving father, grandfather and brother. Darryl was employed at Bassett Mechanical for over 29 years and was the Vice President of Services at the time...
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Marjorie E. Dobbs

February 10, 2017 - May 12, 2017

Marjorie E. Dobbs (Olson), 94 years, returned to the Lord, May 3, 2017 at The Bridges of Appleton. She was born February 10, 1923 to Louie and Gladys (Anderson) Olson in Vernon Co., Wisconsin. Marjorie graduated from Ontario High School where she met her husband Darwin. They married in December 23, 1942 in La Crosse, Wisconsin at Our Savior Lutheran Church and lived most of their lives in La...
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David VerVoort

February 8, 1947 - May 12, 2017

David "Big Dave" VerVoort, age 70, of LaBelle, Florida, previously of Appleton, passed away on May 12, 2017. David was born February 8, 1947 in Kimberly to Arnold "Porky" & Virginia (Laeyendecker) VerVoort. He attended Holy Spirit Catholic Grade School and graduated from Kimberly High School. On November 15, 1969, he married Darlene (Ashton) in Appleton and they enjoyed 48 years together....
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David Le Clair

March 24, 1939 - May 12, 2017

David M. "Gravy" Le Clair, age 78 of Combined Locks, passed away on May 12, 2017. David was born on March 24, 1939 in Appleton Wisconsin to August and Mary Ann (Brautigam) Le Clair. He attended St. Joseph Grade School in Appleton and graduated from Appleton West High School. He served his country as a member of the U.S. Army from May, 1963 to May, 1965 when he was honorably discharged. On October...
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Lila Huberty

October 25, 1912 - May 11, 2017

Lila Huberty, age 104, of Appleton, passed away on Thursday, May 11, 2017. Lila was born in Appleton on October 25, 1912 to the late Henry and Clara (Bartmann) Locksmith, she had two sister, Iva and Cleo, both of whom are deceased. She earned her Bachelor's degree at Lawrence University, then went on to earn her Master's degree from the University of Wisconsin. On June 20, 1969 Lila married...
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Gary J. Eklund

February 4, 1936 - May 11, 2017

Gary J. Eklund, age 81, of Grand Chute, passed away at Theda Care Medical Center in New London on Thursday, May 11, 2017. Gary was born in Gillett on February 4, 1936, to the late Emil B. and Josephine (Baker) Eklund. He was a graduate of the University of Wisconsin—Oshkosh. Gary enjoyed traveling, movies, was a Packer fan, attended many Super Bowls, was an avid news reader and loved...
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Ruth Ropella

August 10, 1939 - May 11, 2017

Ruth A. "Rudie" Ropella, 77, passed away with her loving family by her side on Thursday, May 11th, 2017 after a courageous battle with bladder cancer, lung cancer and dialysis. She was finally overcome when the cancer spread. Ruth was born on August 10, 1939 in Neenah to Joe and Irene (Lingnowski) Rippl. On June 18th, 1960 she was united in marriage to Greg Ropella at St John the Baptist...
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Beatrice M. Gevelinger

August 5, 1923 - May 11, 2017

Beatrice Mary (McClone) Gevelinger, age 93, of Appleton, passed away on Thursday, May 11, 2017. She was born on August 5, 1923 in Clintonville to the late Michael and Amanda (Brown) McClone. Beatrice was a 1940 graduate of Appleton High School and was employed with Wichmann Furniture Company for six years. Beatrice married George Gevelinger on October 6, 1945, and they recently celebrated...
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Nicholas L. Grosskopf

November 24, 1942 - May 11, 2017

Nicholas L. Grosskopf, age 74 of Greenville, passed away on Thursday morning, May 11, 2017. Nick was born in Appleton on November 24, 1942, son of the late Victor and Doris (Tinsman) Grosskopf. After high school, Nick attended the area Technical College where he studied pipefitting. On August 16, 1962, he married Mary Jane Stingle, and together the couple was blessed with three children. Nick...
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Shawn Carter

October 9, 1984 - May 9, 2017

Shawn Carter, age 32, was welcomed home to Heaven by his beloved Mother, Linda Scheffler (nee Deja) and sister, Michelle Carter. Shawn was born in Neenah, Wisconsin on October 9, 1984. He enjoyed listening to music, writing going fishing and four wheeling as well as other hobbies. Shawn especially loved spending time with family and friends. He loves playing with and (bragging about) his sons...
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Pauline H. Thompson

June 12, 1950 - May 9, 2017

Pauline Helen Thompson passed away peacefully with family by her side on May 9, 2017, after a courageous battle with cancer. Pauline was born on June 12, 1950, was baptized September 3, 1950, and confirmed at Grace Lutheran Church in Winneconne on May 23, 1965. Pauline attended Winneconne High School where she graduated in 1968. She attended Fox Valley Technical College and graduated with an...
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William F. Hodgkiss

September 30, 1940 - May 9, 2017

William "Bill" Francis Hodgkiss, 76 of Lakewood, Wisconsin, devoted and beloved husband, father and grandfather, passed away Tuesday, May 9, 2017. Bill died peacefully Tuesday morning at ThedaCare Hospital in Neenah. Bill was born in Cleveland, Ohio on September 30, 1940. He graduated St. Ignatius High School (Cleveland) in 1958. Bill joined the United States Navy after graduation where he...
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Alice E. Steif

January 1, 1918 - May 8, 2017

Alice Steif, age 99 of Appleton, passed peacefully at Cherry Meadows Hospice in Appleton on Monday morning, May 8, 2017. Alice was born in Wausau on January 1, 1918, daughter of the late Emil and Elisabeth (Timm) Doede. On June 12, 1948, she married Carl Steif in the Town of Easton. He preceded her in death in 1991. After high school she worked as a secretary at Underwood Veneer in Wausau and...
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Thomas M. Killian

April 26, 1941 - May 8, 2017

Thomas M. "Tom" Killian, 76, passed away on Monday, May 8, 2017 at Cherry Meadows. Tom was born on April 26, 1941 to Louis and Augusta (Schmitz) Killian. On October 31, 1964, he was united in marriage to Dawn Oettinger at Holy Cross in Kaukauna. He was a veteran having served in the US Marine Corps. Tom worked at Thilmany for 37 years until his retirement in 2001. He was an outdoor person...
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Stanley L. Mau

September 24, 1942 - May 8, 2017

Stanley L. "Stan" Mau, 74 years, returned to the Lord May 8, 2017 with his family by his side at Thedacare Regional Medical Center, Appleton. He was born on September 24, 1942 to his parents Alvin and Velma (Livens) Mau in Wabasha, MN. He was a graduate of Alma High School, class of 1960. Stanley enlisted in the US Air Force serving his country from 1960 to 1964 including a tour of duty in...
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Kodye Fassbender

December 10, 2000 - May 7, 2017

Kodye Michael Fassbender, age 16 of Grand Chute, passed away on Sunday, May 7, 2017 as a result of suicide. Our home is now void of Kodye's smiling face and quick witted personality. The world is now a bit dimmer. Kodye will forever be remembered for his avid love of the outdoors, his passion for Wounded Warriors and Mission 22 organizations and his willingness to always help a friend or a fellow...
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Steven R. Koehler

May 22, 1964 - May 4, 2017

Steven R. "Mr. Cool" Koehler, age 52, of Oshkosh, passed away peacefully in his sleep in the early hours of May 4, 2017. Steve was born May 22, 1964, the second child of Richard and Carol Koehler in Neenah Wisconsin He spent his childhood playing along the shoreline of Little Lake Butte des Morts with his brother, sister and other neighborhood kids. He later traded lakes and spent his adult life...
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Genevieve K. Mueske

May 24, 1924 - May 4, 2017

Genevieve (Gen, Gibby) Mueske, age 92 of Menasha, passed into the arms of Jesus on Thursday evening, May 4, 2017, at St. Elizabeth Hospital in Appleton. She was surrounded by, and holding the hands of those she loved when she breathed her last. Genevieve was born in Harrisonburg, Virginia on May 24, 1924, daughter of the late Delmar and Esta (Bowman) Gilmer. Gen was a 1942 graduate of...
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Dorothy R. Hrdlick

January 15, 1927 - May 4, 2017

Dorothy R. Hrdlick (Baumann), 90 years, passed away May 4, 2017 at her home in Appleton, in the comfort of her loving family. She was born January 15, 1927 to William and Eleanor (Perlick) Baumann in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. She was a graduate of Wauwatosa High School, Class of 1945. She furthered her education in graphic design obtaining a 4 year Degree from the Layton School of Art in Milwaukee....
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Jere Prusynski

March 31, 1944 - May 4, 2017

Butch Prusynski, a friend to many in the car world, died peacefully on Thursday, May 4, 2017, at the age of 73. Butch was born in Wisconsin Rapids on March 31, 1944, son of the late Frank and Ruth (Phaneuf) Prusynski. He entered the military in 1961, and served until 1965, mostly in the motor pool where he acquired a love for cars and mechanics. Later he worked as an auto technician in several...
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William J. Feller

November 4, 1934 - May 3, 2017

William J. "Bill" Feller, age 82, of Appleton passed away peacefully on Wednesday, May 3, 2017. He was born on November 4, 1934 in Antigo, Wisconsin to the late Raymond J. and Marion (Gallagher) Feller. Bill grew up in Antigo and attended Antigo High School. In high school, he tried out for the basketball team but didn't make it. By his own admission he was "too short and awkward " . After...
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Penny L. Kopp

December 25, 1956 - May 3, 2017

Penny Kopp, age 60 of Appleton, passed into the loving arms of Jesus on Wednesday morning, May 3, 2017, surrounded by her loving family. Penny was born in Kenosha on Christmas Day of 1956, daughter of the late Anthony and Ruby (Remmel) Van Strien. She was a graduate of Kenosha Bradford High School, and studied Horticulture at the Fox Valley Technical College. On June 21, 1975, she married Ed...
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Ambrose M. Gracyalny

April 24, 1918 - May 2, 2017

Ambrose "Amby" M. Gracyalny, 99, of Neenah died Tuesday, May 2, at Matthews Assisted Living Center with family at his side. He was born on April 24, 1918 in Wittenberg, son of the late Andrew and Margaret (Sprangers) Gracyalny. Ambrose graduated in 1937 from Wittenberg High School, then moved to Menasha to work. On November 8, 1941 Ambrose married Mabel Dahl at St. John Catholic Church in...
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Marie L. Vandenberg

May 6, 1928 - May 1, 2017

Marie L. Vandenberg born Marie Loretta Langenberg at the family home in Appleton WI. on May 6th 1928. Daughter of Marie B. (Ulrich) & Joseph B. Langenberg. She traveled through Europe and especially enjoyed Switzerland and Germany. After attending school in Appleton, she graduated from Lawrence University & continued on at University of Michigan - Ann Arbor. She went on to practice...
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Donald H. Dorn

August 8, 1923 - April 30, 2017

Donald H. Dorn, age 93, passed into Eternal Life on April 30, 2017, at Country Villa Estates, Freedom, Wisconsin. He was born on August 8, 1923, in Greenville, Wisconsin, the son of the late Daniel and Charlotte (Ulman) Dorn. On September 25, 1948, Donald married Laverne Van Daalwyk at Holy Name Parish, Kimberly, Wisconsin; she preceded him in death on May 26, 1997. Donald worked at American...
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Bruce J. Hennes

September 20, 1952 - April 29, 2017

Bruce J. Hennes, age 64, of Greenville, passed away on Saturday, April 29, 2017 at Century Oaks under the care of Affinity Hospice. Bruce was born on September 20, 1952 to the late Harold and Lola (Garvey) Hennes in Killeen, Texas. Bruce is survived by his wife, Julie Cherf; his six siblings; Connie (Mike) Pynenberg, Louise Hennes, Amy (Randy) DeBruin, Maureen (Gary) Gottschalk, Mark (Carol)...
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Julie M. Riese

November 10, 1959 - April 27, 2017

Julie M. Riese (Drath), 57 years, passed away April 27, 2017 at Thedacare Regional Medical Center, Neenah. She was born on November 10, 1959 to her parents John J. and Sancee J. (Bergner) Riese in Appleton, Wisconsin. Julie enjoyed the outdoors at an early age and was an avid camper in her teens. She was a graduate of St. Mary High School – Menasha. Julie was a devoted mother and...
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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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