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Our Obituaries

Donald W. Gunther

August 20, 1936 - December 15, 2017

Called home to the Lord on December 15, 2017 at the age of 81 at Brewster Village. Don was born on August 20, 1936 in Oshkosh, Wisconsin to John and Ida Gunther. Don attended and graduated from Oshkosh High School. After high school, Don was drafted in the U.S. Army, where he helped build portions of the Berlin Wall. Don was employed at Leach Company for 35 years. Don...
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Caroline Fitz Luebke

April 7, 1920 - December 14, 2017

Caroline (nee Lindow) Fitz Luebke passed away at her apartment on Thursday afternoon, December 14, 2017. She was born in the Clark County town of Fremont (Chili) on April 7, 1920, daughter of the late Charley and Lucinda (Happe) Lindow. Her older sisters were Helen Marie Grimm and Marian Lucinda Lindow. She attended Cozy Corner Grade School in the town of Fremont and later,...
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Uda Marie Boardman

November 28, 1942 - December 14, 2017

Marie Boardman, 75, passed away peacefully on Thursday, December 14, 2017, with her loving family by her side, after a lengthy battle with a stroke. Memorial services will be held at 11:00 am, on Saturday, January 13, 2017, at FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, 325 E. FRANKLIN AVE., APPLETON. Friends may call on Friday at the church from 4:00 to 6:00...
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Lori E. Roehl

April 30, 1956 - December 14, 2017

Lori Roehl, age 61 of Menasha, passed away on Thursday morning, December 14, 2017. Lori was born in Appleton on April 30, 1956, daughter of the late Joyce (Lueders) and Eugene Roehl who resides in Menasha. Lori worked for various employers as an office clerk and also was an Avon distributor. She had a passion for all things related to Japan, and as a young woman had...
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H.S. Dugal

February 1, 1937 - December 13, 2017

Dr. H.S. "Doug" Dugal, of Appleton, passed away on Wednesday, December 13, 2017 at Cherry Meadows Hospice surrounded by his loving family. Doug passed away, peacefully with dignity and grace, after a four-year courageous battle with Multiple Myeloma. Doug was born on February 1, 1937 in Bareilly, India to Baldev S. and Attar Kaur Dugal. Doug was raised in Dehra...
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Viola M. Gurnee

May 15, 1936 - December 12, 2017

Viola Mae (Fischer) Gurnee, (81) of Appleton, WI. passed away on December 12, 2017. Vi was born May 15, 1936 in Seymour WI, she is the daughter of the late Charles and Helen Fischer. Vi married Franklin S. Gurnee on July 4, 1961. He preceded her in death in 2005. In her working years, Vi was employed at AMC Hospital. Enjoyed playing cards with her family,...
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Timothy Charles Miller

July 11, 1989 - December 11, 2017

Timothy C. Miller, 28 years, passed away from complications due to a recent accident on December 11, 2017 at ThedaCare Regional Medical Center - Neenah. He was born July 11, 1989 to his parents Craig A. Miller and Catherine S. Anderson in Wausau, Wisconsin. He was a graduate of Kimberly High School, class of 2007. Tim was working towards a Business Management Degree at Fox...
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Dorothy Mae Anderson

January 1, 1934 - December 11, 2017

Dorothy Mae (Schroeder) Anderson, passed away on Monday December 11, 2017 at her home surrounded by her family at the age of 83. Dorothy was born on January 1, 1934 to Edwin and Margaret (Gengler) Schroeder in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. Dorothy graduated from Appleton High School in 1952. Dorothy was joined in marriage to Harry W. “Bud” Anderson on August 28, 1952....
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Nancy Ann Prahl

August 3, 1932 - December 11, 2017

Nancy Prahl, age 85 of Appleton, passed into the waiting arms of her Lord on Monday afternoon, December 11, 2017. Nancy was born in Kenosha on August 3, 1932, daughter of the late Jerrie and Eliza (Baird) Jones. She graduated from high school in Kenosha, and until the time of her marriage to Dennis Prahl in 1964, she worked as a traffic manager for MacWhyte Wire...
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Patricia Ann French

March 25, 1943 - December 11, 2017

Patricia A. French, 74, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family into the loving arms of Jesus on Monday, December 11, 2017. Patricia was born on March 25, 1943. She was the second child of the late Louis and Josephine (Thein) Voster in Appleton. Patricia was a 24 year Breast Cancer survivor. She exhibited great courage and strength throughout her treatment and didn...
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James A. Monson

July 25, 1938 - December 10, 2017

James A. Monson, 79 years, of Appleton, Wisconsin, passed away on December 10, 2017 surrounded by his family, after a courageous battle with cancer. James was born on July 25, 1938, and was the adopted son of Arthur S. and Ruby M. Monson of Madison, Wisconsin. James graduated from Madison Central High School in 1956, and joined the U.S. Marine Corp. in...
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Robert E. Weiland

August 8, 1934 - December 10, 2017

Robert E. Weiland, age 83, of Hortonville passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his family on Sunday, December 10, 2017. Robert was born on August 8, 1934 to Joseph and Inez (McKeever) Weiland in the town of Ellington. Robert was a proud graduate of Hortonville High School and was a lifelong member of St. Mary’s Catholic Parish in Greenville, WI. On August 28&...
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Michael Edward Arft

June 28, 1958 - December 9, 2017

Michael Edward “Mike” Arft, 59, passed away after a heart attack on Saturday, December 9, 2017 surrounded by his family. Mike was born on June 28, 1958 to Edward and Yvonne (Yunk) Arft. He worked for Gold Cross as a paramedic until he moved to Warrenton, Virgina where he continued in the medical field. Mike then became involved in the hospitatilty industry...
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Betty Hauser

November 11, 1956 - December 8, 2017

Betty Joan Hauser, 61, passed away on Friday, December 8, 2017 at home surrounded by her family. Betty was born on November 11, 1956 to Lawrence and Luciel (Schuh) Hauser in Appleton. On July 12, 1991 she was united in marriage to Jerry Zimmerman. She worked at Mills Fleet Farm in the corporate office. She had a wonderful personality and made friends wherever she...
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Judith Schinke

October 20, 1948 - December 8, 2017

Judith “Judi” (Penterman) Schinke, age 69, of Appleton, went to be in the comforting hands of her Lord and Savior Jesus. Judi passed on Friday, December 8, 2017. She is survived by her husband of thirty-six years in marriage, Don and many other dear relatives and friends. Judi was preceded in death by her parents, four brothers and a sister. The Memorial...
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Mary Jane Renaud

July 17, 1927 - December 8, 2017

Mary Jane Renaud, age 90, passed away on Friday, December 8, 2017 at Heartwood Senior Living in Appleton, WI. She was born on July 17,1927 in Sheboygan WI, eldest child of the late Edmund and Veronica (Woelfel) Gehrig. On October 23, 1954, she married Edwin Renaud in Sheboygan, WI. She was an active member of St. Bernadette Catholic Church in Appleton,...
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Judith Gavinski

April 7, 1940 - December 6, 2017

Judy Gavinski, 77, passed away on Wednesday, December 6, 2017 in Norwood, Massachusetts. Judy was born to Sylvester and Ester (Petterson) Gavinski. She was a loving person whose passion was the education and development of children. She touched the lives of many children as a teacher for over 38 years. She was born in Neenah Wisconsin on April 7, 1940 and graduated...
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Howard Lemke

July 21, 1927 - December 6, 2017

Howard Lemke, Appleton, age 90, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, December 6, 2017. He was born on July 21, 1927, in the Town of Morrison, the son of Gilbert and Minnie Lemke. He was a graduate of East DePere High School, and received a BS degree from the University of WI in Madison in 1952. After graduation, he spent two years of service in the Army...
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Ermagard Kuenzli

June 14, 1916 - December 6, 2017

Ermagard (Erma) Kuenzli, age 101, died in her apartment at Island Shores Senior Assisted Living Facility in Neenah, Wisconsin on December 6, 2017. She was born June 14, 1916 to Wilhemine “Minnie" and Paul Holtz and was raised in Appleton, Wisconsin. She married Quentin Kuenzli on December 25, 1943. They had two children; Ann (Bill) Guyon of Appleton,...
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Robert Millard Ihlenfeldt

April 29, 1939 - December 5, 2017

Robert M. Ihlenfeldt, 78, passed away on Tuesday, December 5, 2017, from an aortic aneurysm and has battled with multiple myeloma for the last four years. Bob was born on April 29, 1939, in Kewaunee, to the late Millard and Louise (Levy) Ihlenfeldt. Robert was a 1957 graduate of Kewaunee High School. Bob served his country honorably in the U.S. Army from 1957 to...
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Wilma M. Vanderloop

October 22, 1935 - December 5, 2017

Died unexpectedly on December 5, 2017 surrounded by her family while listening to “Proud Mary” and Christmas carols. Willie was born on October 22, 1935 in Manitowoc to William and Hildegarde (nee Rueden) Grapentin. Willie was joined in marriage to Gerald Vanderloop on August 12, 1953. Willie is survived by her children: Gerri (Jeff) Yingling, Pat (Dave) Doering,...
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Sharon Jungenberg

November 12, 1944 - December 5, 2017

Sharon Kay (nee Moore) Jungenberg, age 73, passed away while surrounded by her family on Tuesday, December 5, 2017. She was born in Neenah on November 12, 1944 to the late Edward and Lucille (Lipinski) Moore. Sharon attended McKinley Grade School and graduated from Neenah High School. She was a long-time member at Neenah Congregational United Church of Christ. Sharon married...
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Doris V. Jewell

March 15, 1925 - December 5, 2017

Doris V. Jewell, age 92, passed away on Tuesday, December 5, 2017. Doris was born in Coleridge, Nebraska on March 15, 1925, daughter of the late Ernest and Chloey (Winteringer) Frerichs. On December 26, 1942, she married Clifford Jewell in Ogden, Utah; Cliff preceded her in death in March of 2017. Doris will be remembered by all as a gentle, quiet&...
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Ralf Sieberth

February 20, 1939 - December 4, 2017

Ralf G. Sieberth, 78, passed away peacefully at Brewster Village on December 4, 2017 with his wife at his side, after a lengthy battle with Alzheimer’s disease. Ralf was born in Nurnberg, Germany, on February 20, 1939, son to the late Erna (Scherer) and Eugen Sieberth. He received his Master’s in Mechanical Engineering in Germany and then became an...
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Norman Groth

August 14, 1946 - December 4, 2017

His journey is complete; Norman “Norm” C. Groth, age 71, of Appleton, passed away on Monday, December 4, 2017. He was born on August 14, 1946 to the late William and Ione (Peterson) Groth in Appleton. After graduating from high school Norm proudly served his country in the United States Air Force 1965-1968. After his service to his country he was hired by...
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Max Donald Incer Calero

November 5, 1972 - December 4, 2017

Max Donald Incer Calero, age 45, passed away in Madison, WI on Monday, December 4, 2017. A gathering and service for Max will be held from 4:00 PM until 7:00 PM at Wichmann Funeral Home (537 N Superior St., Appleton, WI) on Saturday, December 9, 2017.
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Phyllis Ann Bethke

February 25, 1943 - December 4, 2017

Phyllis Ann (Knitt) Bethke, age 74 of Appleton passed away peacefully on Monday, December 4, 2017, at Cherry Meadows Hospice in Appleton. Phyllis was born in Shawano on February 25, 1943, daughter of the late Henry and Erma (Kortbein) Knitt. She was baptized on February 26, 1943, confirmed on May 25, 1957, and graduated from Clintonville High School in...
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Richard H. Niesen

November 11, 1930 - December 4, 2017

Richard Niesen, age 87 of Cottage Grove, WI, formerly of Kaukauna, passed away on Monday morning, December 4, 2017. Dick was born in Kaukauna on November 11, 1930, son of the late Robert and Pearl (Ehnerd) Niesen, and was a graduate of the Kaukauna High School, class of 1949. After attending St. Norbert College in DePere, Dick served his country in...
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Lisa Ann Farrow

June 27, 1982 - December 3, 2017

Lisa Ann Farrow, age 35 of Appleton, passed away on December 3, 2017. Lisa was born on June 27, 1982. She grew up in Black Creek, Wisconsin and attended the Wisconsin School for the Deaf and graduated from Green Bay Southwest High School. Lisa worked several jobs in her career, including working at Walmart and at several day care centers where she loved to care for...
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Gregory J. Fink

April 12, 1964 - December 3, 2017

Gregory J Fink (Finker) from Menasha, age 53, passed away Sunday December 3rd, 2017. He was born to Thomas and Barbara Fink in Menasha, WI April 12th, 1964. Greg graduated from Menasha High in 1982. Family members and friends knew Greg for his sparkling personality and being the life of the party. A perfect day for Greg was visiting friends old and new. He enjoyed telling...
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Helen Beard-Hawley

August 17, 1937 - December 3, 2017

Helen Beard-Hawley, age 80, formerly of Appleton and Neenah, Wisconsin, passed away on December 3, 2017 at Lakeshore Manor in Oshkosh. Born in humble surroundings, Mom spoke fondly of her childhood years on the family farm in Ogdensburg and of visits to her uncle’s apple orchard in Chippewa Falls. One of seven children and a graduate of Manawa High School, as a...
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Lisa Alberts-Pettit

September 21, 1960 - December 2, 2017

Lisa Alberts-Pettit, age 57, passed away on Saturday, December 2, 2017. She was born on September 21, 1960 to the late Bruce and Joan (Doll) Alberts. Lisa went to college at the University of Texas at San Antonio as well as UW-Oshkosh, where she received her Bachelor’s degree of Arts-English. She worked for 17 years of her career at Guardian Life Insurance as a...
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Claude C. Thede

August 19, 1939 - December 2, 2017

Claude C. Thede, 78 years, passed away December 2, 2017 at St. Elizabeth Hospital in the presence of his loving family. He was born August 19, 1939 to his parents John and Pearl Thede in Three Lakes, Wisconsin. Claude attended Neenah High School before enlisting in the US Navy. He was proud of his time in the US Navy serving on the USS Hermitage. On November 18, 1961...
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Bernard Driessen

September 2, 1922 - December 2, 2017

Barney Driessen, age 95, passed away at St. Paul Home in Kaukauna on Saturday, December 2, 2017. Barney was born in the town of Woodville on September 2, 1922, son of the late Michael and Bertha (Ver Bockel) Driessen. He married Mary Van Roy on February 7, 1946. Barney was a life-long member of St. Katharine Drexel (St. Francis) Parish in Hollandtown, worked on...
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Rodney R. De Ford

June 19, 1938 - December 1, 2017

Rod De Ford, 79, of Appleton, passed away peacefully at home on Friday, December 1, 2017, with his wife by his side. He was born on June 19, 1938, in Tomah, the son of Darcy and Arlene (Williams) De Ford. Rodney entered the U.S. Army in 1954, and was married to Mary Lyn Meyer in 1956. He completed 3 tours in Vietnam in 1965, 1966, and 1967. He was a...
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Arthur A. Peterson

August 25, 1936 - November 30, 2017

Age 81, passed away unexpectedly at home on November 30, 2017. Art was born in Tigerton, Wisconsin on August 25, 1936 to Andrew and Edna (nee Kriegel) Peterson. He was a graduate of the Tigerton High School in 1955. After high school, Art served in the Unites States Air Force for four years. On May 27, 1967 Art was joined in marriage to Joan Pringnitz at Split Rock. Art...
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Michelle D. Surin

September 6, 1952 - November 30, 2017

Michelle D. (Vincent) Surin, age 65 of Appleton, was called to God’s side after a brief illness on Thursday, November 30 2017. Michelle was born in Chicago, Illinois on September 6, 1952, daughter of the late Edward and Harriet (Stefanski) Vincent. Michelle graduated from Shawano High School, class of 1971. While she attended school, she enjoyed playing in...
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Dean B. Curtis, Sr.

May 17, 1940 - November 30, 2017

Dean B. Curtis Sr., 77, of Menasha, passed away peacefully on Thursday, November 30, 2017, at ThedaCare Medical Center, Neenah. He was born on May 17, 1940, in Menasha, the son of Leon and Dolores (Jensen) Curtis. Dean graduated from Menasha High School, the Class of 1961. He would meet with his classmates every Tuesday. Dean’s life revolved...
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Jill Crea Hilligoss

November 22, 1949 - November 29, 2017

Jill C. Hilligoss, 68, of Appleton, passed away on November 29, 2017, at her home. She was born on November 22, 1949, in South Dakota, the daughter of Roy and Marie (Horten) Hilligoss. Jill was a graduate of Columbia Hospital School of Radiology, Milwaukee, the Class of 1983. She then had a long and successful career in Radiology before retiring in 2009....
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Elaine Mae McGuire

April 28, 1937 - November 27, 2017

Age 80, of Menasha, passed away on Monday, November 27, 2017 in her home surrounded by family. Elaine was born April 28, 1937 in Appleton. She graduated from Appleton West High School with a women’s business scholarship to Marion College. She was devoted to her family who survive her, husband Thomas J. McGuire, children Jim (Jeannette Garneau), Juli,...
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Florence Moriarty

December 18, 1919 - November 27, 2017

Florence D. Moriarty, age 97, of Appleton, passed away peacefully after a brief illness on November 27, 2017, at Brewster Village. Florence was born in Brillion on December 18, 1919, daughter of the late Edward and Delia (Huebner) Broehm. She married Walter Moriarty on June 17, 1944. They were married 57 years before his passing in 2001. Florence loved her...
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Deborah Susan Schroeder

June 16, 1953 - November 27, 2017

Deborah S. Schroeder, 64, of Neenah, WI, formerly of West Branch, passed away following a long illness on Monday, November 27, 2017, at Alten Haus, Neenah. She was born on June 16, 1953, in West Branch, the daughter of Russell and Sybil (Curtis) Winter. Debbie was united in marriage to Gerald Schroeder on May 16, 1992. She worked for 10 years as...
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Madelyn Weisgerber

July 11, 1921 - November 27, 2017

Madelyn “Maggi” Weisgerber, age 96, of Appleton passed away on November 27, 2017 at a local hospital. Maggi was born July 11, 1921 in Kaukauna, Wisconsin to Frank and Nellie (Weyenberg) Noie. She attended Holy Cross Elementary School and Kaukauna High School, graduating with the class of 1939. She served her country honorably during WWII as a member of the U.S....
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Daniel P. Peters

November 7, 1947 - November 26, 2017

Dan Peters, age 70 of Appleton passed away on Sunday, November 26, 2017 at an Appleton Hospital. Dan was born in Clintonville on November 7, 1947, son of the late Ervin “Pete” and Ethel (Dilley) Peters. He was a graduate of the Clintonville High School, and shortly thereafter, joined the United States Air Force where he served as a mechanic. On September...
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Donald Vanselow

November 16, 1934 - November 24, 2017

Donald Vanselow, 83, of Grand Chute, passed away peacefully on November 24, 2017 surrounded by his loving family. Don was born on November 16, 1934 in Whitefish Bay, Wisconsin to Arthur and Mildred Vanselow. Don graduated from Whitefish Bay High School where he was a championship swimmer - the second fastest freestyle swimmer in the State. Don graduated from...
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Mary Koehne

December 8, 1922 - November 24, 2017

Mary Koehne passed away November 24, 2017, two weeks short of her 95th birthday. Born to Antone and Barbara (Beck) Koehne in Appleton, WI., December 8, 1922. She attended Appleton High School and graduated from the University of Wisconsin, Lacrosse in 1948, with a teaching degree in physical education. During her college years she was a summer camp counselor. Mary...
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Arthur R. Sutty, Jr.

February 14, 1929 - November 24, 2017

Arthur P. Sutty, Jr. passed away on Friday, November 24th, 2017 in Appleton, Wisconsin. Mr. Sutty was born on February 14, 1929, the son of Arthur P. and Flora Campbell Sutty in Pittsfield, MA. He graduated from A.B. Davis high school in Mt. Vernon N.Y. in 1947 and from Boston University in 1953. He leaves a daughter Judith (Craig) Stitt, Grandchildren John...
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Eleanor Ann Sturms

March 23, 1938 - November 23, 2017

Eleanor Sturms, age 79 of Freedom, passed away peacefully at home on Thanksgiving Day, November 23, 2017. Her family was at her side. Eleanor was born in Gillett, Wisconsin on March 23, 1938, daughter of the late Oscar and Lucille (Jeske) Buchholz. Ellie worked in the pipe fabrication business for many years, and was employed by companies such as Azco, Team&...
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Mary Lou Merz

June 17, 1930 - November 22, 2017

Mary Lou Merz, age 87, passed away on Wednesday, November 22, 2017. She was born on June 17, 1930 to the late Carlo and Genevieve (Pecora) Reda. She grew up in the Chicago area, graduating from Chicago Loretto Academy High School. Mary Lou married her husband, Norman Merz, on August 6, 1949. They lived in Illinois until retiring to the Waupaca area in 1985....
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Ann M. Hajenga

May 17, 1957 - November 21, 2017

Ann Marie Hajenga (Forster), 60 years, passed away November 21, 2017 at ThedaCare Regional Medical Center - Appleton. She was born May 17, 1957 to her parents Hubert T. and Carol J. Forster (Nemecek). She was a graduate of Appleton West High School, Class of 1975. Ann was a dedicated employee of Kaukauna Cheese Co., later Bel Brands, for 39+ years as a cooker. ...
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Dolores M. Vander Heiden

September 22, 1919 - November 21, 2017

Dolores M. (Stoffel) Vander Heiden, aged 98, passed away November 21, 2017, at Brewster Village. Dolores was born September 22, 1919, daughter of the late John and Nellie Stoffel, and married George Vander Heiden on April 17, 1947. A homemaker - her whole life centered on faith, family and friends. Dolores volunteered at St. Therese Parish as a playground...
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Patsy A. Draeger

March 17, 1934 - November 21, 2017

The Lord granted Patsy Ann Draeger’s prayers and delivered her from her pain & suffering into eternal life in Heaven on November 21, 2017. Patsy was born on March 17, 1934 to the late Herbert and Agnes (Pagel) Streeter. She was baptized and confirmed at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, Fond du Lac. On May 5, 1956, she married Arden Draeger in Fond du Lac, who...
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David Allen Thiede

November 17, 1947 - November 19, 2017

David Allen Thiede, age 70, passed away peacefully at his home on Sunday, November 19, 2017. He was born on November 17, 1947 in Neenah, WI to the late Merlin and Eleanor (Wagner) Thiede. David graduated from St. Mary High School in 1967 and enlisted in the US Army in 1969. He was deployed to Vietnam where he proudly served his country until his honorable discharge in 1970...
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Melvin Gorges

November 22, 1920 - November 19, 2017

Melvin Gorges, age 96, of Appleton passed away on November 19, 2017. Melvin was born on November 22, 1920 in New London, WI, the son of Arthur and Leona (Seefeldt) Gorges. He was baptized at St. John’s Lutheran Church, Town of Caledonia, and was confirmed at Emanuel Lutheran Church in New London. He attended Lutheran grade school there for 8 years, and...
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Dorothy Mae Petersen

July 14, 1923 - November 19, 2017

Dorothy M. Petersen of Appleton, WI passed away on November 19, 2017 at the age of 94. She left this world peacefully with her family at her side. Dorothy was born to Genevieve and Urban Drolette on July 14, 1923 in Oconto, WI. Dorothy graduated as valedictorian from Oconto High School in 1941. That same year, on December 29, she was joined in Holy Matrimony to...
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Gerald Mignon

December 5, 1928 - November 18, 2017

Gerald "Jerry" W. Mignon, age 88, of Kimberly passed away peacefully on Saturday, November 18th after a brief illness at St. Elizabeth Hospital with his family at his side. Jerry was born December 5th, 1928 in Appleton to the late Alex and Loretta Mignon. He grew up in Little Chute and graduated from St. John's High School before joining the service. He served in the United States...
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Hugh Boschert, Jr.

September 8, 1927 - November 18, 2017

Hugh A. Boschert, Jr., 90, died Saturday, November 18, at St. Paul’s Villa in Kaukauna. He was born Sept. 8, 1927, in La Crosse, to Hugh A, Sr. and Mary Elinor (Magin) Boschert. He married Dorothy Eeg on June 25, 1949 at St. Wenceslaus Catholic Church. They were married for 62 years until Dorothy’s death in 2011. Hugh was a 1945 graduate...
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Tom Walter Grimmer

June 20, 1961 - November 18, 2017

Tom W. Grimmer, 56, passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, November 18, 2017, at the ThedaCare Medical Center. He was born to Walter and Ruby (Parker) Grimmer on June 20, 1961 in Appleton. He married Beth Kunitz on May 1, 1993 in Appleton, WI and the two enjoyed 24 years together. Family members and friends remember Tom’s quick wit and sense of humor. In fact...
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Irene M. Lamers

January 24, 1939 - November 18, 2017

Irene Lamers, age 78 of Appleton, passed away on Saturday evening, November 18, 2017 at St. Elizabeth Hospital in Appleton. Irene was born in Appleton on January 24, 1939, daughter of the late Clarence and Marie (Vanden Boogard) Kohl. She attended St. Therese grade school, Roosevelt Junior High, and graduated from Appleton West. On September 13, 1958,...
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Anthony C. Gonzalez, Sr.

June 29, 1946 - November 17, 2017

Age 71 of Phoenix, AZ, passed away peacefully on Friday, November 17, 2017 at Honor Health Hospital in Phoenix, AZ. Born on June 29, 1946, he is the son of the late Miguel and Marion (Elm) Gonzalez. Tony grew up and lived in Sheboygan, WI until 1994 when he moved to Phoenix. He graduated from Sheboygan South High School. Tony was an accomplished athlete who loved...
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Edward A. Calder

March 12, 1925 - November 15, 2017

Edward A. Calder, 92, passed away on November 15, 2017. Born March 12, 1925, Mr. Calder was the third son of his parents Thomas A. Calder and Margaret (Schmidt) Calder. Mr. Calder was the nephew of the late James Calder, Nathan A. Calder and Jacob Schmidt all former well-known residents of Menasha. Mr. Calder resided in Menasha his entire lifetime except for a period of...
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Korey R. Fischer

February 25, 1971 - November 15, 2017

Korey Fischer, age 46 of Appleton was called home to his Lord on Wednesday evening, November 15, 2017. His passing was caused by a previously undiagnosed heart condition. Korey was born in Appleton on February 25, 1971 to Leroy and Patricia (Bergman) Fischer. Korey graduated from Appleton East High School in 1989 where he will be remembered as “Sam Patriot”, the...
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Marie M. Kralovec

July 22, 1930 - November 15, 2017

Marie M Kralovec age 87 of Appleton, passed away peacefully surrounded by several of her 10 children, on November 15, 2017. She was born in Union, Door County, WI to the late Anna DeKeyser. Marie married the love of her life, Earl, in 1951 and stayed at home to raise their 10 children until they were all in school. She then went to work as a cook at the Appleton...
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Leland D. Haskins, Sr.

March 5, 1930 - November 14, 2017

Age 87 of Menasha, passed away on Tuesday, November 14 at home. Lee was born March 5, 1930 to Sherwood and Genevieve Haskins (nee Manders) in Green Bay, Wisconsin. Leland joined the United States Marine Corps following high school and served from 1948 to 1955. After receiving an honorable discharge for his services, Leland graduated from St. Norbert College in 1958. Leland...
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Marie F. Bethe

September 5, 1920 - November 13, 2017

Marie F. Bethe (Wysocki) Marie passed away Monday, November 13, 2017, with her family by her side. She was born in Goodman, WI to the late John and Anastasia Wysocki on September 5, 1920. She married Stanley Bethe on October 6, 1940. She was a devoted homemaker and mother. She had many talents and was a particularly wonderful cook. Marie enjoyed preparing large meals...
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Star R. Black

February 2, 1949 - November 12, 2017

Star Black, age 68, of Appleton, passed away peacefully in the comfort of her family on Sunday, November 12th, 2017 at ThedaCare Regional Medical Center-Appleton. Star Ruth Black was born on February 2nd, 1949 to Edward and Fern (Haeger) Black in Merrill, Wisconsin. She lived and attended school in Wausau and Clintonville before settling in Appleton to raise her...
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Harold Ernest Kapitzke

May 28, 1922 - November 12, 2017

Harold E. Kapitzke, 95, Appleton, passed away on Sunday, November 12, 2017, at St. Elizabeth Hospital, Appleton. He was born on May 28, 1922, in Weyauwega, the son of Ernest and Martha (Thiel) Kapitzke. Harold honorably served in the U.S. Army during WWII, from April 25, 1946 to June 6, 1947, and proudly served in the Manila Philippine...
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Donald J. Payne

November 30, 1928 - November 12, 2017

Donald J. Payne, age 88 of Appleton, passed away Sunday, November 12, 2017 at ThedaCare Regional Medical Center in Appleton, shortly after watching his final Green Bay Packer game with his sons. Don was born in Neenah on November 30, 1928, son of the late Spencer and Viola (Kehl) Payne. He was a graduate of Neenah High School, and later married to Eva Kulogo on...
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Sandra Mata

February 26, 1944 - November 11, 2017

Sandra Lynn “Sandy” Mata, age 73, of Appleton, passed away on November 22, 2017. Sandra was born on February 26, 1944 in Chicago Illinois to Raymond and Verna (Borger) Pascoe. She was a graduate of John Adams High School in South Bend Indiana. She attended college to study nursing and worked as a CNA for many years, retiring in 2016. She also worked as an...
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Lorraine C. Jarvis

November 7, 1920 - November 11, 2017

Passed away on November 11, 2017 at the age of 97 at St. Paul Villa in Kaukauna. Lorraine was born on November 7, 1920 in Green Bay, Wisconsin to Lamont and Arleen Ewalt. Lorraine graduated from Green Bay West High School in 1938. She received her Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Whitewater. Lorraine and Warren were joined in marriage on August 4, 1943 before Warren...
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Shirley Ann Griesbach

September 22, 1928 - November 11, 2017

Shirley A. Griesbach, age 89, of Menasha, passed away peacefully surrounded by family at her home on Saturday, November 11, 2017, from complications of a massive stroke. She was born in Durham, North Carolina on September 22, 1928. She graduated as a registered nurse from Mercy School of Nursing, Charlotte, North Carolina in 1949. In 1950 she...
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Kelly Harvath

July 18, 1966 - November 11, 2017

Kelly Harvath, age 51, passed away on Saturday, November 11, 2017 at ThedaCare Regional Medical Center- Appleton. She is survived by her daughter, Nikki Harvath, whom she loved very much; mother, Sharon Harvath; sister, Chris; brothers: Tom, Paul, and Terry; her daughter’s father, Chuck Leopold; and close family friends: Charlene, Brenda,...
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Dorothy Riesenweber

September 28, 1923 - November 10, 2017

Dorothy Riesenweber, age 94, passed away on Friday, November 10, 2017. She was born on September 28, 1923 to the late Henry and Clara (Meyer) Hameister. Dorothy grew up in the Appleton area and married her late husband, Roy Riesenweber in 1945. Together they enjoyed time spent going to breakfast, in their garden or traveling. Dorothy particularly enjoyed taking bus...
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Rose Johnson

July 29, 1924 - November 10, 2017

Rose Johnson, age 93, passed away on Friday, November 10, 2017 at St. Paul Elder Services in Kaukauna, surrounded by family. Funeral arrangements are pending with a full obituary to follow.
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Jerome A. Cherney

November 13, 1928 - November 10, 2017

Jerry Cherney passed on Friday morning, November 10, 2017 at ThedaCare Regional Mecial Center in Appleton. Jerry was born on November 13, 1928 in Denmark, WI to Wencel and Anna Cherney. He was the second oldest of five children preceded by Adrian and followed by Clifford, Bernadine and Harold. He grew up on a dairy farm and always loved sharing stories with his family about...
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Bronnie E. Stroud

August 21, 1923 - November 8, 2017


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Dolores L. Witt

July 24, 1923 - November 7, 2017

Dolores passed away on November 7, 2017 at the age of 94 in the presence of her family. She was born on July 24, 1923 in Navarino, Wisconsin to Henry and Nettie Westgor. Dee worked as a beautician with her sister Cece prior to her marriage. Dee was joined in marriage to Wilmer “Bill” Witt on June 7, 1947 at St. James Lutheran Church in Shawno, Wisconsin. Together...
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Daniel L. Rorabeck

December 22, 1935 - November 6, 2017

Daniel Leo Rorabeck, age 81, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family at his home in Appleton in the early morning hours of November 6, 2017. He was born on December 22, 1935 in Ely, Minnesota so of the late Burns W. Rorabeck and Marjorie (McCarthy) Rorabeck. Dan was raised in Redwood Falls, Minnesota. He was a graduate of St. John’s University in Collegeville...
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Margaret 147;maggie” COLEMAN

November 2, 1944 - November 5, 2017

Margaret Ann Coleman passed from this life on November 5, 2017, following an extended illness. “Maggie,” as she was lovingly known to all who knew and loved her, was born on November 2, 1944, in Kaukauna, Wisconsin, the third of seven children born to Harold and Margaret Coleman. Maggie graduated from Kaukauna High School in 1962 and spent much of...
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Mildred Elizabeth Wallace

October 27, 1919 - November 5, 2017

Mildred Elizabeth Wallace (Clarke), 98 years, passed away November 5, 2017 in Sister Bay, Wisconsin. She was born October 27, 1919 in McKeesport, Pennsylvania to her parents Anthony and Elizabeth Clarke (Pearson). After the death of her father, her mother married Thomas Foster. The family moved to Sandy Lake, Pennsylvania. Mildred was a graduate of Sandy Lake High...
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Glenn Bernard Bessette

November 12, 1917 - November 4, 2017

Glenn B. Bessette, 89, of Florida, formerly of Appleton, passed away peacefully on Saturday, November 4, 2017, in Hialeah Gardens, Florida. He was born June 14, 1928 in Appleton, the son of Delore and Dorothy (Selig) Bessette. An accomplished champion stock car racer, an avid motorcyclist, and a man that loved to travel, Glenn was an operating...
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Douglas D. Salmon

February 5, 1940 - November 4, 2017

Douglas Dean Salmon, age 77, of Appleton, WI died peacefully with his family by his side in the early morning hours on Saturday, November 4, 2017, following a lengthy struggle with Parkinson’s and Lewy body disease. Doug was born on February 5th, 1940 in Omaha, NE to Ross and Ormah Salmon, and completed their family of four. Daniel Salmon, his older...
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Eileen M. Coon

March 10, 1930 - November 3, 2017

Eileen Coon, age 87 of Appleton, passed away at Oakridge Gardens on Friday, November 3, 2017. Eileen was born in Appleton on March 10, 1930, daughter of the late August and Leona (Boers) Wichman. On June 8 of 1946, she married Woodrow Coon; he preceded her in death on April 11, 2001. In addition to raising her large family, over the years Eileen enjoyed...
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Gary Phillip Le Blanc

January 9, 1942 - November 2, 2017

Gary Phillip Le Blanc, 75 years, passed away November 2, 2017 his home is Freedom Wisconsin. He was born January 9, 1942 to his parents Phillip and Angeline Le Blanc (Vonck) in Appleton, Wisconsin. Gary was a graduate of Appleton West High School, Class of 1960. Gary lived in Kimberly, Appleton and Neenah for 39 years. He was active in the Neenah Boy Scouts and was...
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Genevieve F. Wentzel

November 1, 2017

On All Saints’ Day, November 1, 2017, God chose the perfect day to call Gen Wentzel to the saints of heaven at the age of 94. Gen was born in Cranmoor, Wisconsin on May 2, 1923, daughter of the late Nickalous and Rose (Kundert) Wirtz. She was a graduate of Wisconsin Rapids Lincoln High School, and graduated from the Mercy Hospital School of Nursing of Oshkosh. ...
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Dan E. Fonstad

January 12, 1949 - October 30, 2017

Dan E. Fonstad, age 68, of Appleton, passed away on Monday, October 30, 2017. He was born in Iola, Wisconsin to the late Ward and Fay (Yerke) Fonstad. Dan married Dorothy (Dottie) Lapp on August 25, 1984. Dan graduated Waupaca High School in 1967 and entered Fox Valley Technical College where he earned a degree in Marketing & Advertising. He served in the US Army as a...
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LaVerne Knapstein

August 5, 1920 - October 29, 2017

LaVerne Knapstein, age 97, our beautiful mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, aunt, and friend went to join Jesus with her warm smile and loving touch on Sunday, October 29, 2017. LaVerne was born on August 5, 1920 in Ellington Township, daughter of Robert and Frances (Kettner) Schroth. She was united in marriage to Clarence Helser on...
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June A. Johnson

June 11, 1931 - October 28, 2017

June A. Johnson, age 86, of Appleton, passed away on Saturday, October 28, 2017. She was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin to the late Hugo and Elizabeth (Fandre) Lueck. June married Delbert on June 20, 1953. Delbert preceded her in death in November of 1975. She then married Ralph Ullenberg and they shared ten years of marriage together. June will be remembered for her...
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Lynn Marie Eckes

August 28, 1961 - October 27, 2017

Lynn M. Eckes, 56, passed away on Friday, October 27 after a car accident. The funeral service for Lynn will be held on Thursday, November 9, 2016 at 12:00 PM at CHRIST THE ROCK COMMUNITY CHURCH. A time of visitation will be held on Thursday, from 10:00 AM until the time of the service at the Church. A full obituary will appear shortly.
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Ila Mae Schabow

May 22, 1933 - October 27, 2017

Ila M. Schabow, age 84, passed away unexpectedly following a car accident on Friday, October 27, 2017. The funeral service for Ila will be held on Thursday, November 9, 2017, at 12 P.M. at CHRIST THE ROCK COMMUNITY CHURCH, W6254 Highway 10-114 Menasha. A time of visitation will be held from 10 A.M. until the time of service at church. A complete obituary will...
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Helen Rooyakkers

May 19, 1921 - October 27, 2017

Helen Rooyakkers, age 96, of Kimberly, passed away peacefully on October 27, 2017, at St. Elizabeth Hospital. She was born on May 19, 1921 in Neenah, to the late Leo and Mary (Monarsky) Metz. Helen married Tony Rooyakkers on September 3, 1945; he preceded her in death on April 1, 1999. Helen enjoyed traveling, going to the casino, playing cards,...
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Bernard F. Vanden Bloomer

July 16, 1937 - October 27, 2017


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Mary A. Sauter

May 27, 1923 - October 26, 2017

Mary A. Sauter, age 94, of Appleton, passed away on Thursday, October 26, 2017. She was born in Kaukauna on May 27, 1923 to the late Frank and Mary (O’Neil) Biselx. Mary married Robert “Bob” Sauter when he returned home from the war on September 11, 1948. Together they were blessed with three children; Sharon, Michael and Dave. Bob preceded her in...
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San Juanita Vasquez

January 27, 1938 - October 26, 2017

Passed away on Wednesday October 26, 2017 at the age of 79. Juanita was born on January 27, 1938 in Rio Hondo, Texas to Refugio and Sista Vasquez. Juanita spent time traveling, gardening knitting, quilting, and other crafts. She was devoted to her grandchildren and enjoyed spending her time with them. Juanita is survived by her children Mercedes (Jeff) Erickson,...
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Mathias L. Hoffmann

May 4, 1926 - October 26, 2017

Mathias Hoffmann, age 91, of Appleton, passed away peacefully at his home on Thursday morning, October 26, 2017. Math was born in Campbellsport, Wisconsin on May 4, 1926, son of the late Leo A. and Lillian (Froehling) Hoffmann. From 1944 until 1946, he faithfully served his country as a member of the United States Army, serving in the Philippines as well...
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Raymond Danke

October 25, 2017

Raymond M. Danke (Ray Ray) age 45 of Shawano, has gone to be with the Lord. Ray passed away on October 25, 2017, in Louisiana, surrounded by family and friends. He was the son of the late Michael L. Danke, Sr. and Theresa (Bushman) Marohl. Raymond was a very fun loving guy who always wanted to make people laugh and smile; he loved spending time with family, singing...
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Cynthia Ann Tienor

April 8, 1948 - October 25, 2017

Cynthia Ann (Stanelle) Tienor passed away at Theda Care Regional Medical Center in Neenah on October 25, 2017 at the age of 69. Cindy was born April 8, 1948, the daughter of the late Donald and Mildred (Schmidt) Stanelle. Cindy was a graduate of Brillion High School and continued her education at Stout State University receiving a degree in Dietetics in 1970. She married her husband&...
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Robert C. Marcinek

October 17, 1929 - October 25, 2017

Robert C. Marcinek, 88, of Appleton, Wisconsin went to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on October 25th, 2017. He was born on July 17th, 1929 in Kingsford, Michigan to the late Carl and Anna Marcinek. He graduated from Kingsford High School in 1947, and served in the Military Police during the Korean conflict with the 174th MP Battalion. After the war, he...
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Brenda K. Schmidt

November 24, 1969 - October 25, 2017

Brenda Kay Schmidt passed away after a brief illness at ThedaCare Regional Medical Center on October 25, 2017, in Appleton, Wisconsin, at the age of 47. Brenda graduated from West DePere High School in 1988. She attended North Central Wisconsin Technical College and graduated with an Associate Degree in Industrial Laser Technology and later graduated from Northeast Wisconsin...
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Steven M. Hildeman

October 24, 2017

Steven M. Hildeman, age 65, of Appleton, passed away on October 24, 2017 at his home, with his family by his side. Visitation for Steven will be on Friday, October 27, 2017 from 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM at Wichmann Funeral Home, 537 N. Superior Street in Appleton and on Saturday, October 28, 2017 from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM at Christ the King Lutheran Church,...
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