Wichmann Funeral Home

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Our Obituaries

Patrick F. Koenen

March 20, 1961 - August 15, 2017

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Mark Michael Seidel

March 1, 1946 - August 15, 2017

Mark Michael Seidel, age 71 of Kimberly, died unexpectedly at his home on August 15, 2017. Mark was born March 1, 1946, in Dorchester, Wisconsin, the son of Arthur and Gretchen (Fuchsgruber) Seidel. Mark and his family moved to Kimberly in July of 1955. He graduated from Kimberly High School in 1964 and from the University of Wisconsin-Madison with a Bachelor&rsquo...
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Megan R. Tomasini-Selode-Huven

June 20, 1985 - August 14, 2017

Megan Tomasini-Selode Huven Megan Rose Huven passed away August 14, 2017. Megan was born June 20, 1985 to loving parents Suzanne Tomasini and Michael Selode. Megan grew up in Heartland, WI and was a proud graduate of Heartland High School class of 2003. On June 7, 2014 Megan married the love of her life, Ross Huven. Everyone attending enjoyed the magical wedding day at...
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Patricia M. Davel

August 21, 1933 - August 14, 2017

Patricia M. Davel, age 83, of Menasha, died on Monday, August 14, 2017 at Manor Care of Appleton. Patricia was born on August 21, 1933 in Menasha, WI, to the late Joseph and Gertrude (Koepsel) Lewandowski. She was a graduate of Menasha High School in 1951 and Carthage College in 1955. Patricia fell in love with Ronald Davel while working together at W.G. Grant in...
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Beverly Jane Close

April 29, 1932 - August 14, 2017

Beverly Jane Close, 85, of Appleton went to her Lord and Savior on Monday, August 14, 2017 at Matthews Senior Living in Neenah with her family by her side after a short but courageous battle with cancer. She was born on April 29, 1932 in New London to the late Adolph and Hertha Beyer. Beverly married Melvin H. Close on March 31, 1952. Melvin preceded her in death in...
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Althea Valentyn

February 22, 1928 - August 13, 2017

Althea Valentyn, 89, Kimberly, passed peacefully into the loving arms of Jesus on Sunday afternoon August 13, 2017. She went to Jesus from her apartment at the St. Paul Villa surrounded by her family. Althea was born in Kimberly, on February 22, 1928, daughter of the late Anton and Christine (Kamps) Vanden Boom. She was a proud member of the Kimberly High School...
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Gary W. Blohm

September 15, 1951 - August 13, 2017

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Robert Joseph Matz, Jr.

September 11, 1983 - August 12, 2017

Robert Joseph Matz, Jr (known as RJ), 33 years, of Appleton, WI passed away Saturday, August 12, 2017 of an unknown condition. He was born September 11, 1983 in Evanston, IL to his parents Robert Joseph Matz. and Deborah L. (Jones) Matz. We deeply grieve the loss of our son, grandson, brother, cousin and friend. Our gentle giant had a tender heart and...
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Lorna A. Neville

January 12, 1942 - August 12, 2017

Lorna Neville, age 75 of Little Chute, passed away at St. Elizabeth Hospital in Appleton on Saturday afternoon, August 12, 2017. She was born in Port Washington on January 12, 1942, daughter of the late Walter and Adeline (Kannenberg) Ramthun. For the past thirty-five years, she had resided in the Fox Valley, and for many of those years worked at Jacks or Better...
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Gertrude M. McCormack

November 6, 1920 - August 11, 2017

Gertrude M. McCormack, age 96 of Appleton, passed away on August 11, 2017. Gert was born on November 6, 1920 to the late Henry and Lydia (Reinert) Zellmer in Larsen, Wisconsin. On April 27, 1946 she married Norman McCormack in Lakeland, California and he preceded her in death on May 16, 2005. Gertrude was a member of the Fleet Auxiliary of the Fleet Reserve. ...
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Carl Fischer

November 25, 1937 - August 10, 2017

Carl Fischer passed away on August 10, 2017. He was born on November 25, 1937 to the late Oscar and Clara (Hartzheim) Fischer. Carl married his wife, Joann Van Schyndel in 1961 and together they had three children. He treasured spending time with his family. As well as a family man, he was an extremely proud veteran of the U.S. Navy. He was honored to have served his county. In...
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Kim L. Lieb

June 9, 1958 - August 9, 2017

Kim L. Lieb, age 61, of Appleton, passed away peacefully in her sleep on August 9, 2017, at her home. Kim was born on June 9, 1956, in Appleton to Roy “Oakie” and Burnetta “Nettie” (Adams) Tischauser. She was a 1975 graduate of Appleton East High School. On December 4, 1978, Kim married Brian Lieb in Las Vegas, Nevada and together...
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John R. Raymaker

August 9, 2017

John R. Raymaker, age 88, of Combined Locks, passed away on Wednesday, August 9, 2017. He was born on November 22, 1928 in the township of Buchanan to the late Adrian and Minnie (De Groot) Raymaker. John started work at the young age of fourteen at Elm Tree Bakery in Appleton. He then worked at Kimberly Clark until his retirement in 1986. John proudly served his country...
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Josh L. Riddle

March 24, 1986 - August 8, 2017

Joshua Leighton Riddle, age 31, passed away in the hospital on August 8, 2017, due to complications from an asthma attack. Josh was born in St. Petersburg, Florida on March 24, 1986. He grew up in Menasha and remained in the Appleton area. Josh was a loving son and brother who was passionate about nature and enjoyed the outdoors. He was a gifted and talented artist as...
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Alice L. Wolfmeyer

September 5, 1934 - August 8, 2017

Alice Wolfmeyer, age 82 of Kaukauna, passed away peacefully on August 8, 2017 at Theda Care Regional Medical Center in Appleton. She was born September 5, 1934 in rural Manitowoc County to the late Louis and Leona (Buhk) Schramm. Alice attended St. John Lutheran Elementary School and Washington High School in Two Rivers, graduating in 1952. Alice then became a Registered...
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Charles P. Killian

January 23, 1938 - August 7, 2017

Charles P. “Chuck” Killian, age 79, of Appleton, passed away at Theda Care Medical Center—Appleton, on August 7, 2017. Chuck was born on January 23, 1938, in Kaukauna, to the late Louis and Augusta (Schmitz) Killian. He married Barbara Bougie on August 12, 1977, in Oshkosh. Chuck was a papermaker at the Thilmany Mill in Kaukauna for...
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Maxine H. Kettenhofen

December 29, 1927 - August 7, 2017

Maxine Kettenhofen, age 89 of Appleton, passed away late Monday evening, August 7, 2017, at Brewster Village. She was born in Stockbridge on December 29, 1927, daughter of the late Joseph and Elizabeth (Skalla) Schumacher. Following high school, she received further education and became a Licensed Practical Nurse. For forty-nine years, Maxine was married to...
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Thomas J. Hoelzel

October 25, 1943 - August 6, 2017

Tom Hoelzel, age 73 of Appleton, passed away at his home on August 6, 2017, surrounded by his loving family. Tom was born in Darboy on October 25, 1943, son of the late Alex and Eleonora (Maas) Hoelzel. He was a graduate of Kimberly High School, and was employed by Miller Electric. His time at Miller found him in a variety of roles, from assembly, to paint&...
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Eddie L. Holmes

August 5, 2017

Eddie L. Holmes, age 74, of Appleton, passed away at home with family at his side on Saturday, August 5, 2017. He was born on August 18, 1942 in Brookshire, Texas to the late Inez and Amy Lee (Moore) Holmes. Eddie was a Texas Cowboy who fell in love with Wisconsin, he always felt more at home here because of the friendly people. Eddie was known for his hobby of...
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Karen Liethen

December 24, 1938 - August 4, 2017

Karen R. Liethen, age 78 of Appleton, died on August 4, 2017. Karen was born on Christmas Eve, December 24, 1938. She was a graduate of Birnamwood High School. Karen was a loving mother to her sons, Peter, Jeff and Tim. Karen was a very kind woman. When she wasn’t working she filled her days by doing volunteer work. She truly loved her children and helped them...
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Sandra Drews

July 19, 1944 - August 4, 2017

Sandra Lee Drews, 73, passed away peacefully on Friday, August 4, 2017 with her family by her side. Sandy was born on July 19, 1944 to William and Rose (Knasinski) Drews in West Allis, one of 16 children. She loved dancing, music, crafting and working with her hands, she was very good at fixing things. Sandy was an excellent cook and baker and her cr...
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Carol J. Uecker

February 21, 1940 - August 4, 2017

Carol Uecker, age 77 of Appleton, passed away peacefully at her home early on Friday, August 4, 2017. Carol was born in Neenah on February 21, 1940, daughter of the late Albert Lux and Endora (Champeau) Roovers. Carol grew up in Neenah and Menasha, and was a 1958 graduate of Appleton High School. On November 13 of that same year, married Donald Uecker at Faith...
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Karen Liethen

August 4, 2017

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Philip Voskuil

May 25, 1937 - August 3, 2017

Philip Voskuil, 80, passed away on Thursday, August 3, 2017. Philip was born on May 25, 1937 to Clayton and Dorothy (Dulmes) Voskuil. He was a proud veteran having served in the US Navy aboard the USS Hornet, briefing pilots. On June 25, 1960 he was united in marriage to Dixie Blom at Our Savior’s Lutheran church in Lessor, WI. Phil was a teacher for...
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Raymond E. Sommers

July 6, 1937 - August 3, 2017

Raymond E. Sommers, age 80, passed away on Thursday, August 3, 2017. He was born on July 6, 1937 to the late Frank and Evelyn (Young) Sommers. Raymond grew up in Hortonville, graduating from Hortonville High School. He worked at Voith, working his way through the ranks over 42 years to hold a position as supervisor. He retired from Voith in 2002. In 1965, Raymond...
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Sheila Jo Pagel

April 27, 1950 - August 2, 2017

Sheila Jo Pagel ,age 67, passed away at her daughter’s home after a lengthy illness on Wednesday, August 2, 2017. Sheila was born on April 27, 1950, daughter of the late Cecil and Ann (Dunn) McGuire. She graduated from Kaukauna High School in 1968. Shortly after graduating, she married Henry Pagel in 1971. They were married for 14 years. In her free time,...
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Raymond J. McCormick

October 25, 1934 - August 2, 2017

Raymond J. McCormick, age 82, passed away at home as he wished on August 2, 2017, from heart complications. He was the son of Martin and Alice (Kroner) McCormick. On May 24, 1956, he married Cecilia Rooyakkers. They celebrated 61 years together. He served in the United States Army from 1957 to 1959. Ray worked in the Kimberly Mill most of his life until retirement in...
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Jordan R. White

May 20, 1982 - August 1, 2017

Jordan R. White passed away unexpectedly at his home on August 1, 2017. He was born on May 20, 1982. Jordan is survived by his parents: Joseph White (significant other Cindy) and Anita Johnson; his brother, Zachary White and aunt, Judy White. He was preceded in death by his grandmother, Elsie White, and uncle, Dennis White. Services for Jordan will be privately held...
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Bob Blaskowski

October 20, 1965 - July 31, 2017

Bob Blaskowski, age 51 of Appleton, passed away early on Monday morning, July 31, 2017. He had battled cancer and other health problems for a short time. Bob was born in Wausau on October 20, 1965, the son of Fritz and Jill (Bickford) Blaskowski. He graduated from Newman High School in Wausau, and received his bachelor’s degree from UW-Eau Claire. His master...
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Rose Ann Stoehr-Hayman

October 19, 1938 - July 30, 2017

“Rosie” Stoehr-Hayman, age 78, of Appleton, passed away at Cherry Meadows Hospice on Sunday, July 30, 2017. Rosie was born on October 19, 1938, on a farm in rural in Black Creek, Wisconsin, to the late Albert J. and Rose (Boelter) Beyer. She attended Riverside Grade School and Shiocton High School. Rosie was married to Vernon L. Stoehr for 36...
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Megan N. Rogers

January 5, 1990 - July 29, 2017

Megan N. Rogers, 27, passed away on Saturday, July, 29, 2017 at Theda Clark Medical Center.  Megan was born on January 5, 1990 to Mark and Karleen (Klatt) Rogers in Appleton.  She liked the outdoors, canoeing, fishing and her music.  Megan was a kind and generous spirit and enjoyed spending time with her family and friends.  She had many...
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Dean A. Van Asten

December 3, 1958 - July 28, 2017

Dean Van Asten, age 58 of Waupaca, died on Friday afternoon, July 28, 2017, at ThedaCare Medical Center in Neenah, following a brief illness. His parents, Guyland and Jackie (Thiex) Van Asten welcomed Dean into their lives at that very same hospital on December 3, 1958. He was one of four children born to the couple. At the time of his passing, Dean had been...
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Daniel E. Balster

July 28, 2017

Daniel E. Balster, 63, Appleton, passed away from natural causes due to complications from Pneumonia on Friday, July 28, 2017. He was born on November 14, 1953 to the late Virgil and Margaret (Kramer) Balster in Wilmont, Minnesota. Daniel moved to Wausau, Wisconsin and lived with his sister, that’s where he met his wife, Alane Fraedrich. They were...
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Richard A. Thompson

March 10, 1936 - July 27, 2017

Richard A. Thompson, age 81, passed away peacefully on Thursday morning July 27, 2017. Born March 10, 1936, the son of the late Irvin and Edna Thompson and beloved husband of Claudia M. Thompson. Proudly served his country in the US Navy while stationed in Port Lyautey, North Africa. Passion for politics lead him to serve on the Appleton City Council for several years....
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Thomas Koss

September 21, 1944 - July 27, 2017

Thomas L. Koss, age 72, passed away on Thursday, July 27, 2017. Tom was born on September 21, 1944 to the late Leslie and Helen (Jenkel) Koss. He graduated from Appleton High School in 1962. In 1966, he married Lynn (Abitz) Koss and together they had a son, Jeff. Tom went on to pursue a career as an electrician, for which he had always had a passion. In 1983,...
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James K. Murphy

February 5, 1928 - July 24, 2017

James K. Murphy, 89 years, passed away July 24, 2017 at his home Appleton, Wisconsin in the presence of his loving family. He was born February 5, 1928 to his parents James and Edith Murphy (Reese) in Appleton, Wisconsin. He was a graduate of Appleton High School, Class of 1946. On January 7, 1950 James married the love of his life Patricia A. Murphy (Zak)....
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Fred T. Heinritz

November 16, 1923 - July 24, 2017

Fred Heinritz died peacefully on Monday evening, July 24, 2017 at his home.  Fred was born in Appleton on November 16, 1923, son of the late Fred C. and Rose (Steidl) Heinritz.  A lifelong resident of Appleton, Fred attended St. Joseph Grade School and Appleton West High School, and enrolled at Notre Dame University.  His college days, however, were...
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Brenda Lee N. Fieck

July 15, 1970 - July 24, 2017

Brenda Lee Nancy Fieck, age 47, of Kaukauna, passed away on Monday, July 24, 2017, surrounded by family at the Thedacare Regional Medical Center Appleton. Brenda was born on July 15, 1970, daughter of Sandra (Hermans) and the late Leroy Fieck in Kaukauna. She attending Plamann School and graduated from Appleton East High School. Brenda enjoyed her work at Valley...
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Sondra D. Metoxen

May 21, 1934 - July 23, 2017

Sondra Metoxen, age 83 of Menasha, passed away on Sunday afternoon, July 23, 2017 at Oakridge Gardens. Sondra was born May 21, 1934, daughter of the late Gordon and Evelyn (Halle) Meyer. She had been married to Patrick Metoxen, who preceded her in death in 1989. In her younger years, Sondra worked in a local bakery, and also helped make Christmas wreaths for...
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Erland C. Porter

July 9, 1941 - July 23, 2017

Erland Curtis Porter, Jr., age 76 of Appleton, passed away on July 23, 2017 after an 18-month courageous fight with cancer. Earl was born on July 9, 1941 in Springfield, Massachusetts. He was a graduate of Quincy High School in Quincy, Massachusetts. Later, he attended Hanover College in Indiana and received his Master’s Degree in Chemistry from the...
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Peter J. Hawkinson

May 6, 1947 - July 22, 2017

Peter J. Hawkinson, age 70, of Menasha, Wisconsin, passed away on July 22, 2017 at his sister’s, Linda (Marvin) Roberts, home in New London, Wisconsin due to a short battle with lung cancer. Peter was born in Neenah, Wisconsin on May 6, 1947 to parents, Ruth and Ron Hawkinson. He attended St. Patrick’s Elementary School and later graduated...
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James H. Vandehey

March 31, 1933 - July 22, 2017

Jim Vandehey, age 84 of Kimberly, passed away peacefully, surrounded by his family, on Saturday, July 22, 2017 at ThedaCare-Appleton, following a difficult battle with pancreatic cancer. Jim was born in Appleton on March 31, 1933, son of the late Herman and Ethel (Verhagen) Vandehey. He was a graduate of Kimberly High School, and on January 20, 1953&...
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Susan Curry

April 22, 1933 - July 22, 2017

Susan Curry, 84, passed away on Saturday, July 22, 2017, at St. Paul Home. The funeral service for Susan will be held on Wednesday, July 26, 2017 at 11:00 AM at PEACE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, 2300 Wisconsin Ave., Kaukauna with Pastor Lucretia officiating. A time of visitation will be held on Wednesday from 9:00 AM until the time of the service at the church...
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Kyle A. Fischer

May 20, 1992 - July 21, 2017

Kyle A Fischer, 25, of Greenville, passed away unexpectedly on July 21, 2017. He was born on May 20, 1992 to Randy and Chris Fischer. Kyle was smart, clever and had a great sense of humor. He was athletic and an avid sports fan. Growing up he spent a lot of time playing hockey across the Midwest and Canada with teams that not only competed at the AAA level but won many...
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Jason Vanevenhoven

June 29, 1977 - July 21, 2017

Jason Vanevenhoven, age 40, passed away unexpectedly on Friday, July 21, 2017. He was born on June 29, 1977 to Gary and Mary (Helser) Vanevenhoven. He graduated from Appleton North High School and went on to college to receive an associate’s degree in business. Jason was an extremely hardworking man, currently working at Donaldson’s Cleaners as a route manager...
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Hazel A. Steudel

September 21, 1923 - July 21, 2017

Hazel A. Steudel, 93, joined her Savior and loved ones in Heaven on Friday, July 21, 2017 at the Heritage Woods Hospice Residence. Hazel was born on September 21, 1923 to Earl and Adelia (Falck) Thiele. On August 5, 1944 she was united in marriage to John Steudel at St. Paul Ev. Lutheran Church. Hazel worked at Wisconsin Electric and later as the managing secretary of...
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Ralph S. Gage, M.D.

March 12, 1924 - July 20, 2017

Ralph Gage, age 93, passed away peacefully at home on Thursday, July 20, 2017. Ralph was born to Roscoe T. and Augusta (Olander) Gage on March 12, 1924, at St. Elizabeth Hospital in Appleton. His five older siblings were all born at the family home at 420 W. Fifth Street in the Old Third Ward. Ralph was a proud member of Appleton High School’s class of 1942. He...
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Joyce R. Steinway

June 24, 1929 - July 20, 2017

Joyce R. Steinway, age 88, of Menasha, passed away on Thursday, July 20, 2017 at Oakridge Gardens. On June 24, Joyce was born in Menasha to the late John and Catherine (Sodolski) Schultz. Joyce will be missed by her loving son, Rick (Martha) Steinway; six grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; a sister-in-law, Pat Schultz; nieces, nephews, other...
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Stanton Pedersen

March 4, 1929 - July 19, 2017

Stanton (Stan) E. Pedersen, age 88, Loving Husband, Father, Grandfather and Great Grandfather left this world on July 19th as a result of a short battle with cancer. During his life, Stan endured the loss of many close relatives particularly two of his sons (Charles and Cameron), a beloved granddaughter (Shannon) as well as his brother, Frank and father (Charles) at an...
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Brendan Kohlbeck

June 1, 1943 - July 19, 2017

Brendan Kohlbeck, 74, passed away on Wednesday, July 19, 2017 at Theda Care Appleton. Brendan was born on June 1, 1943 to George and Irene (Burke) Kohlbeck in Milwaukee. After graduating high school he served in the U.S. Army from June of 1962 until June of 1965 as a Military Police officer in Germany. On August 20, 1966 he was united in marriage to Diana Moe at St....
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Cynthia A. Le Clair

January 11, 1955 - July 18, 2017

Cynthia “Cindy” A. Le Clair, age 62, of Little Chute, passed away surrounded by her family at home on Tuesday, July 18, 2017 from a short battle with cancer. Cindy was born on January 11, 1955 in Appleton, the daughter of Ken and Anna (Cappaert) Merkes. On November 12, 1977 Cindy married Lawrence “Larry” Le Clair. Cindy enjoyed cooking,...
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Donna Marie Larsen

April 30, 1963 - July 17, 2017

Donna Marie (nee Leary) Larsen of Appleton, Wisconsin, passed away after battling brain cancer, on Monday, July 17, 2017, at the age of 54. She was born on June 30, 1963, to Joseph and Ruth Ann Leary. Donna received a degree in Pharmacy from the University of Wisconsin, Madison. She worked in the pharmaceutical industry since graduating. She was active in the...
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Joseph H. Schumacher

July 9, 1941 - July 17, 2017

Joseph H. Schumacher, 76 years, went on to his heavenly home July 17, 2017 at Brillion West Haven Assisted Living, Brillion, Wisconsin. He was born July 9, 1941 to his parents Robert S. and Margaret M. Schumacher (Driessen) in Little Chute, Wisconsin. Joe graduated from Kimberly High School, Class of 1960. He enlisted into the US Army in March of 1963 and played...
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James Blakeslee

November 14, 1932 - July 17, 2017

Jim Blakeslee, age 84, of Neenah, passed away at Emerald Ridge Assisted Living Community in Neenah, on July 17, 2017. Jim was born on November 14, 1932, in Sauk County to the late James A. and Gladys M. (Wolf) Blakeslee. Jim was well known for his love of life, infectious sense of humor, and enthusiastic singing and dancing. He was a ham radio enthusiast&...
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Roy W. Swanson

June 20, 1924 - July 16, 2017

Roy W. Swanson, 93 of Ironwood, passed away Sunday, July 16, 2017 at Heartwood Homes in Appleton, WI. He was born June 20,1924 in Marquette, MI, the only son of the late Victor and Ruth (McCombie) Swanson. Roy graduated from John D. Pierce HS in 1942 and enlisted into the US Navy, honorably discharged as Petty Officer Radioman in 1946. He was recalled into...
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Beverly Schmidt

January 15, 1948 - July 16, 2017

Beverly Schmidt, 69, passed away on Sunday, July 16, 2017 surrounded by her loved ones at St. Elizabeth Hospital. Beverly was born on January 15, 1948 to Richard and Grace (Guyette) Taves in Neenah. On October 10, 1999 she was united in marriage to Richard Schmidt. She worked for many years at the Appleton Airport until her retirement. After retirement she and Richard...
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Taylor J. Buss

January 6, 1981 - July 16, 2017

Taylor J. Buss, age 36 of Appleton, passed away unexpectedly on July 16, 2017. Taylor was born on January 6, 1981 in Appleton Wisconsin. He was a graduate of Appleton East High School, Class of 1999. Taylor was so proud of his work ethic and was always willing to help others. He loved being up north. Snowmobiling, deer hunting or fishing with his friend John Agen, he...
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Randy M. Van Den Wildenberg

October 11, 1961 - July 12, 2017

Randy Martin Van Den Wildenberg, age 55, passed away due to a massive heart attack on July 12, 2017, at his home in Florida. Randy was born October 11, 1961, in Appleton, son of the late Gerald and Arlene (Rehfeldt) Van Den Wildenberg. Randy is survived by his wife: Lorrie Van Den Wildenberg of Florida; two sons: Daniel of Florida, and Jesse (fiancée...
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Corrine Elizabeth Ramagopal

January 23, 1944 - July 12, 2017

Corrine Elizabeth Ramagopal, 73, of Menasha, Wisconsin passed away peacefully on July 12, 2017, in Bolingbrook, Illinois. Corrine was born on January 23, 1944 in Menasha, WI to Benjamin and Viola John. She was known for her infectious smile and her sense of humor to match. She delighted in music and all that came with it, especially singing and dancing. A...
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Msgr. Mark R. Schommer

March 8, 1932 - July 12, 2017

Rev. Msgr. Mark Schommer, a man of God, was called to his Father’s side on Wednesday evening, July 12, 2017. Monsignor Schommer was born in Kaukauna, to Raymond and Rosalia (Wydeven) Schommer. He grew up with one sister and two brothers. He attended Kaukauna High School and earned a Bachelor of Science degree at the University of Wisconsin- Stevens Point, in 1954....
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Lois A. Gabbard

September 30, 1940 - July 10, 2017

Lois A. (Wagner) Gabbard, age 76, of Appleton, was born on September 30, 1940 to Gerald C., Sr., and Margaret (Reffke) Wagner in Appleton. She passed away peacefully at home on July 10, 2017. Glenn, her husband of 55 years, was holding her hands as the Lord Jesus Christ welcomed her into His presence. She had stated several times during her last two days: ...
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David DesRoberts

January 31, 1959 - July 9, 2017

David “Dave” William DesRoberts, age 58, went to be with his Lord and Savior on July 9, 2017, at Froedtert Hospital in Milwaukee, WI, following complications from a heart transplant. Dave was surrounded by his family. He was born in Seattle, WA, on January 31st, 1959, the son of the late Bernard H. and Bernadette (Emond) DesRoberts. Dave was...
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David A. Ehlert

September 17, 1959 - July 8, 2017

David Alan Ehlert, 57, died on July 8, 2017. He is survived by one sister, and 3 brothers, all in the Appleton area, son Ryan, daughter-in-law Megan, grandson Arthur who meant everything to him, and very loving wife of 33 years Deanna Young. At David's request, no funeral services will be held. The family would like to thank the staff and nurses at Fox...
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Phillip Pharis

June 29, 1993 - July 8, 2017

Phillip Pharis, age 24, passed away on Saturday, July 8, 2017. He was born on June 29, 1993 to George Pharis III and April Potratz. Phillip was a commercial painter and always prided in his work. He was very easy going, funny, forgiving and an all-around great person. Phillip enjoyed poker nights with his friends, video games, frisby golf, and a good game...
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Mary Jane Paalman

January 9, 1932 - July 7, 2017

Mary Jane Paalman, age 85, of Mauston, formerly of Kimberly, passed away on Friday, July 7, 2017. She was born on January 9, 1932 in Neenah to the late John and Myrtle (Schaefer) VanHammond. She grew up in the Kimberly area and one night at a dance in Little Chute she met her husband, William G. Paalman. They were married on July 1, 1950 and they started their...
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Elaine L. Grulke

March 16, 1929 - July 7, 2017

Elaine Lucille Wentland Grulke, age 88, of Menasha, passed away into the arms of God during the early hours of Friday, July 7, 2017 at St. Elizabeth's Hospital. She was born in Deerfield, Wisconsin on March 16, 1929, one of two children born to dairy farmers Albert and Evelyn Wentland. Elaine graduated from Deerfield High School in 1947 and upon completion...
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Maxwell Fitzgibbon

May 10, 2017 - July 6, 2017

Maxwell Thomas Fitzgibbon, passed away on Thursday, July 6, 2017 in his mother’s arms and greeted by his four angel siblings in Heaven. Max was born on May 10, 2017 to Adam and Elizabeth Fitzgibbon in Neenah. Mighty Max, as he was known, enjoyed pulling on all of his tubes and nibbling on his breast milk swabs. Max is survived by his parents, Adam and...
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Ruthelle Nieuwenhuis

July 5, 2017

Ruthelle Nieuwenhuis, 87, passed away on Wednesday, July 5, 2017 at St. Paul Home with her daughters by her side. Ruthelle was born on June 8, 1930 to Clifford and Esther (Farney) Nussbaum in Forrest, Illinois. She was united in marriage to Carl Nieuwenhuis on December 18, 1950. Ruthelle worked for Les and Joyce at the Abel Insurance Company and loved working...
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Leroy Brinkman

July 13, 1941 - July 5, 2017

Leroy Brinkman, age 75, of Appleton, passed away peacefully Wednesday, July, 5, 2017 morning at the Rennes Health and Rehab Center. Leroy was born on July 13, 1941, son of the late Howard and Evelyn (Feistel) Brinkman. He worked as a fork lift driver for a manufacturing company and in his youth he enjoyed bowling, fishing, and softball. Leroy will be...
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Beverly J. Borrmann

June 20, 1929 - July 2, 2017

Beverly Borrmann, age 88 of Appleton, passed away at her home. Bev was born in Milwaukee on June 20, 1929, daughter of the late Robert and Dena (Johnson) Coulson. She graduated from both high school and Business College and on August 2, 1947 married William “Bill” Borrmann in Milwaukee. Together, the couple spent over sixty beautiful years together and...
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Richard Stinemates

October 8, 1996 - July 1, 2017

Richard “Ricky” Stinemates, 20, passed away as the result of a tragic car accident on Saturday, July 1, 2017. Ricky was born on October 8, 1996 in Cleveland Ohio to Larry and Debra Stinemates. He was a fun loving person who always brought a smile to everyone’s face. Ricky was a truck enthusiast and enjoyed working on trucks, it seems he always had a...
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Phyllis A. Metropulos

November 15, 1932 - July 1, 2017

Phyllis Anne (Wolfram) Metropulos, 84, of Appleton, Wisconsin, passed away July 1, 2017. She spent her final days surrounded by the love and laughter of her family. She is now with her husband of 46 years, Jim, who preceded her in death in October of 2000. Phyllis was born November 15, 1932 in Stockton, Illinois to Clarence and Mae (Tresner) Wolfram. As a...
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Laura Elizabeth Van Asten

July 7, 1996 - June 30, 2017

Laura Van Asten, 20, of Darboy, passed away on June 30 from injuries sustained while riding a horse. She was born in Madison, Wisconsin, on July 7, 1996, to Kelly (Mike) and Elizabeth (Betty) Van Asten. Laura just completed her junior year at Lawrence University pursuing a degree in trombone performance. She enjoyed sharing her musical talents with others at...
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Christopher P. Ott

August 13, 1972 - June 30, 2017

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Carl Nelson Elliott

January 25, 1965 - June 29, 2017

Carl Nelson Elliott, 52, Appleton, WI, formerly of Loveland, CO, passed away on June 29, 2017, after a sudden illness. \ Born in 1965 in Framingham, MA, he was a beloved son, brother, husband, father and grandfather. He is survived by his wife of 32 years, Rhonda (Schaffer) Elliott, daughter Angie Elliott, son Ian Elliott,...
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Mary J. Van Asten

November 25, 1931 - June 29, 2017

Mary J. (Schuessler) Van Asten, age 85 years of Little Chute, Wisconsin, passed away peacefully with her family at her side on June 29, 2017 from metastatic breast cancer. She was born November 25, 1931, the daughter of Michael and Marie (Arentz) Schuessler. On August 23, 1951 she was united in marriage to Gerald A. Van Asten and moved with him to Virginia during his...
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Madella C. Jacob

June 21, 1932 - June 28, 2017

Madella C. Jacob, age 85, of Menasha, passed away peacefully with family at her side on Wednesday, June 28, 2017. She was born on June 21, 1932 in Sherwood to the late Julius and Catherine (Foertsch) Schmidt. Being the caring and giving person Madella was she found her calling in nursing. She was employed with Park View Nursing Home retiring in the 90’s. Long after...
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Elizabeth Wycklendt

June 15, 1928 - June 28, 2017

Elizabeth “Betty” J. Wycklendt, age 89, of Milwaukee, passed away on Wednesday June 28, 2017. She was born on June 15, 1928 in Milwaukee to the late Peter and Dagmar (Jensen) Hoerig. She earned her bachelors’ degree in education from Cardinal Stritch. Betty was employed with a variety of companies throughout her working years but she always spoke fondly of...
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Laurie A. Wichman

May 19, 1961 - June 28, 2017

Laurie A. “Wicky” Wichmann, age 56, of Freedom, passed away at University of Wisconsin-Hospitals in Madison, Wisconsin, on Wednesday, June 28, 2017. Wicky was born on May 19, 1961, in Appleton, to Jerome and Margaret (John) Wichmann. At Freedom High School, Wicky played basketball and softball. Her love of sports continued as an avid fan...
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Lowell M. Leininger

September 5, 1933 - June 27, 2017

Lowell M. Leininger, age 83, of Appleton, passed away on Tuesday, June 27, 2017, with members of his family at his side. The Funeral Service will be held on Wednesday, July 5, 2017 at 6:00 p.m. at WICHMANN FUNERAL HOME, 537 N. Superior Street in Appleton. Visitation will be held on Wednesday from 4:00 p.m. until the time of the service with both Rev. Ben Morris...
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June E. Olson

June 1, 1928 - June 27, 2017

June E. Olson (Koss), 89 years, On June 27, 2017 a piece of our heart broke and we won’t get it back. She was called to her heavenly kingdom at Oak Park Place Assisted Living in Appleton, Wisconsin. June was born June 1, 1928 to her parents Leslie and Helen Koss (Jenkel) in Appleton, Wisconsin. On July 31, 1948 Morris L., the man who taught her how to love&...
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Amy M. Wyman

March 29, 1959 - June 26, 2017

I am Amy M. Wyman (Nee: Herman). I was born on Easter Sunday, March 29th, 1959 to John E. and Ann M. (Felix) Herman. I passed away on Monday, June 26, 2017, at the age of 57. I attended Appleton public schools until my parents, with my Gram Felix’s help, provided the opportunity to attend Xavier High School. It was there I played on numerous athletic teams,...
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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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Donald E. McGillan

January 13, 1925 - June 23, 2017

McGillan, Donald Edward Age 92, passed away on Friday, June 23, 2017, at Columbia St. Mary's Ozaukee Hospital, in Mequon, WI. Don is survived by one son, Michael McGillan, Bayside, WI; one brother-in-law, Richard Haas; a sister, Tina Nemgar, Eveleth, MN; and three nephews, Peter, Bill and Paul Haas. The Funeral Liturgy will be held...
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Duane Kleinschmidt

June 26, 1941 - June 23, 2017

Duane “Dewey” Kleinschmidt, age 75, passed away peacefully on Friday, June 23, 2017 at home in Appleton. Dewey was born on June 26, 1941 to the late Elmer and Grace (Kriewald) Kleinschmidt. He was born and raised in Merrill, WI and graduated from Merrill High School. Dewey served five years in the Army National Guard with one year of active duty at Ft. Lewis&...
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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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