Our Obituaries

Eleanor Josephine Nemitz

February 16, 1919 - July 7, 2014

Arrangements under the direction of Martens-Laemmrich Funeral Home, Menasha, WI.
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James O. Wiegand

May 7, 1922 - June 1, 2014

JAMES O. WIEGANDOur beloved Father, James O. Wiegand, went home to his Lord and wife on Sunday, June 1, 2014. Jim was born in Appleton on May 7, 1922 to the late George and Mamie (Gilsdorf) Wiegand. Dad married the love of his life, Georgeann Boehnlein, on September 18, 1943 at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Menasha. They enjoyed 55 years of wedded bliss before she passed in 1999 and he has...
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Dean James Garvey

June 28, 1961 - May 22, 2014

Dean "Hound Dog" Garvey, age 52, passed away on Thursday May 22, 2014 at his home. He was born on June 28, 1961 in Neenah, son of Leah Garvey and the late Emmett Garvey. Dean was a graduate of Menasha High School. He owned and operated F.A.S.T. Auto since 2002. He loved working on cars and going up north jet skiing, 4 wheeling and snowmobiling. Dean would help anyone in need, he cared about...
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Dorothy Mae Nichols

June 22, 1922 - May 22, 2014

Dorothy Mae (Draeger) Nichols, age 91, passed away on Thursday, May 22, 2014, at her home with her loving family around her. She was born on June 22, 1922 in Tigerton, daughter of the late Herman and Irene (Goerlinger) Draeger. She attended St. Rose Catholic School and Clintonville High School. Dorothy moved to Chicago and worked for Montgomery Ward. She met her husband, Charles in Chicago. They...
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Mark Poehls

February 23, 1958 - May 20, 2014

Mark "Logger" PoehlsMark left us on Tuesday, May 20, 2014. The mighty limb of an old oak sent our beloved logger home to the Lord. Mark was 56 years old, an extraordinary 112 in "logger years." Born February 23, 1958 to Walter and Dolores (Schleis) Poehls of Algoma, Mark grew up in St. Paul, Minnesota where he developed life-long friendships. He moved with his family to Freedom, Wisconsin where...
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Rich Walter Zastrow

April 9, 1949 - May 20, 2014

Rich Zastrow, age 65, passed away after a lingering illness on Tuesday, May 20, 2014 at Appleton Medical Center. He was born on April 9, 1949 in Neenah, son of Walter and Jean (Egner) Zastrow. Rich received his high school diploma at the age of 16 from Menasha High and went right into the Navy. He proudly served his country during the Vietnam War as a Navy Corpsman in a Marine Recon unit. Rich...
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Pauleigh Dee Krautkramer

December 9, 1954 - May 19, 2014

Arrangements under the direction of Martens-Laemmrich Funeral Home, Menasha, WI.
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Joyce Krause

May 2, 1930 - May 18, 2014

Joyce V. Krause, age 84, died peacefully on Sunday, May 18, 2014, at Appleton Healthcare Center. She was born on May 2, 1930, in Antigo, Wisconsin, the daughter of the late William and Lucinda (Opper) Baxter. Joyce was united in marriage to Emery Krause on November 26, 1949, in Antigo. She was a member of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church and enjoyed sewing, baking and spending time with her...
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Scott V. Kimball

May 11, 1964 - May 18, 2014

Scott V. Kimball, age 50, passed away on Sunday, May 18, 2014. He was born on May 11, 1964 in Rapid City, South Dakota, son of Alfred "Butch" and Elaine (McCartney) Kimball. He was united in marriage to Connie Juliff on August 5, 1989 in Duluth, Minnesota; their marriage was blessed with four children. Scott was well known for his love of the Lord, his kindness towards others and will be...
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Gerald G. Birling

January 21, 1931 - May 18, 2014

Gerald G. Birling, age 83 passed away on Sunday, May 18, 2014, at Theda Clark Medical Center. He was born on January 21, 1931 in Neenah, the son of the late George and Eva (Dietz) Birling. He graduated form St. Mary High School in Menasha. On December 11, 1954 he was united in marriage to Marge Hanson, their marriage was blessed with seven children. Gerald proudly served our country in the Army...
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Clarice Jean Rouse

August 17, 1924 - April 29, 2014

Clarice Jean Rouse, 89, went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, April 29th, 2014 with her family by her side. She was a member of the First United Presbyterian Church and a 15 year cancer survivor. Clarice was born August 17th, 1924 in Channing, Michigan to the late Carl and Flossie Sitka. She was a 1942 graduate of Channing High School and a graduate of Dundon's Business College in Iron Mountain,...
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Susan C. Casperson

September 17, 1955 - April 27, 2014

Susan C. Casperson, age 58, of Menasha passed away on Sunday April 27, 2014. She was born on September 17, 1955 in Madison, daughter of the late Ernest and Alyce (Lisk) Fliescher.Sue loved being social and having a good time always trying to make people laugh. She enjoyed music always finding time to play the tambourine. Mostly she loved time with her children and grandchildren, they were her...
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AnnaMae E. Madory

August 28, 1936 - April 25, 2014

AnnaMae E. Madory, age 77, passed away on Friday, April 25, 2014, She was born on August 28, 1936 in Menasha, the daughter of the late Raymond and Lucille (Gerrits) Montonati.Anna loved playing cards, especially poker as well as slots and bingo. She liked to read while enjoying many cups of coffee. She was an honorable and devoted Catholic who took her faith very seriously. Her true love was...
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Virginia W. Adrian

November 16, 1919 - April 15, 2014

Virginia W. Adrian, of Menasha, age 94, passed away on Tuesday April 15, 2014. She was born November 16, 1919 in Appleton, the daughter of the late Herman and Louise (Stoffels) Brockhouse.Virginia married Frank Adrian who preceded her in death on December 2, 1983.Her survivors include: a niece and nephew: Jean Ann Thompson and Clifford Steinke; grand nieces and nephews Gary (Lyn) Burns, Ed ...
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Carol B. Jakubek

April 17, 1926 - March 31, 2014

Jakubek, Carol Age 87, Menasha, passed away n Monday March 31, 2014 at Mayflower Assisted Living.  She was born April 17, 1926, the daughter of the late Riley and Ida (Idland) Cleveland.  She graduated from Menasha High School in 1946.  She married Raymond Jakubek SR on August 31, 1946, he preceded her in death on July 15, 1987.  Carol was a Home Maker most of her life until...
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Alyce Leifermann

April 15, 1927 - March 13, 2014

Alyce Leifermann of Menasha, age 86, passed away peacefully on Thursday, March 13, 2014. She was born on April 15, 1927, the daughter of the late John and Jessie (Miller) Lisk. She married Joseph Leifermann on April 4, 1973; he preceded her in death on July 15, 2004. Alyce truly enjoyed her role as secretary at Butte des Morts Junior High School for the Menasha School District.Alyce loved art;...
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Julane Zielinski

July 9, 1931 - March 12, 2014

Julane Ann Zielinski, age 82, passed away on Wednesday, March 12, 2014, at her home surrounded by family. She was born July 9, 1931 in Rosholt, WI, the daughter of the late John and Elizabeth (Kruzicki) Wanserski. Julane graduated from Rosholt High School in 1949. She was united in marriage to Raymond Zielinski on May 9, 1953 at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, Menasha. Their marriage was...
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Helen Mary Gollner

June 16, 1928 - February 22, 2014

Helen Mary (Hardt) Gollner, age 85 passed away Saturday, February 22, 2014, peacefully after a courageous battle with cancer. She was born June 16th, 1928 to Harry and Catherine Hardt, in Appleton. After graduating from Appleton High School in 1946, Helen went on to become a licensed practical nurse, graduating in 1950 with the first class from Theda Clark Hospital. Her loving and caring...
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Patricia Irene Draeger

March 19, 1926 - February 20, 2014

Patricia I. Draeger, age 87, passed away at Emeritus in Appleton on Thursday, February 20, 2014. She was born on March 19, 1926, in Clintonville, the daughter of the late Herman and Irene (Goerlinger) Draeger. Patricia attended St. Rose Catholic School and Clintonville High School. She worked for Davis, Graham and Stubbs Law Office in Colorado for many years retiring in 1997 and returned to...
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Mary R. Beatty

December 20, 1929 - January 31, 2014

Mary R. Beatty, age 84, passed away on Friday, January 31, 2014, at Appleton Medical Center with her family by her side. She was born on December 20, 1929, in Menasha, the daughter of the late Elias and Mary (Ertl) Laus. Mary graduated from St. Mary High School in Menasha. On October 4, 1952, she married Robert Beatty at St. Mary Catholic Church Menasha. Their marriage was blessed with three...
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Patricia Ann Kuehl

March 14, 1929 - January 29, 2014

Patricia Ann "Pat" (Verbrick, Talbot) Kuehl, age 84, passed away on Wednesday, January 29, 2014 at her home. She was born on March 14, 1929, in Appleton, the daughter of the late Norbert and Dorothy (Peterson) Verbrick. Pat was the owner and operator of Smith-Talbot Jewelry; she also worked at Verbrick's Texaco Station, Winnebago County Social Services, ADVOCAP and Gilbert Paper. Her favorite...
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Robert E. Collier

February 15, 1931 - January 14, 2014

Robert "Bob" E. Collier Robert passed away Tuesday January 14, 2014 at his home, in the arms of his loving wife Theresa with his children surrounding his bedside. Carcinoid tumors of the abdomen contributed to his death. Robert was born February 15, 1931 in Bryant, Wisconsin to Festus & Carrie (DeHart) Collier. He was the tenth of fourteen children. Following high...
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Elmer G. Zirpel

November 25, 1927 - January 6, 2014

Elmer G. Zirpel, 86, of Kimberly, WI passed away on Monday, January 6, 2014, from brain cancer. He was born on November 25, 1927, in Parkston, SD. Elmer married Luella M. Frey on June 5, 1955, in Tripp, SD. They were married 58 years and had 5 children. Elmer served in the army during the Korean War. He worked for Gambles Department Store for 25 years and drove school bus for 30 years before...
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Dorothy Delores Giguere

July 4, 1923 - January 3, 2014

Arrangements under the direction of Martens-Laemmrich Funeral Home, Menasha, WI.
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James Zielinski

October 31, 1933 - January 1, 2014

James E. "Jimmy" Zielinski, age 80, passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, January 1, 2014, at Theda Clark Medical Center. He was born on October 31, 1933, in Neenah the son of the late Lawrence and Lena (Jankowski) Zielinski. Jimmy graduated from Menasha High School in 1951. He served our country in the Navy from 1952-1954. Jimmy was united in marriage to Shirley Gullickson on June 23, 1956, at...
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Thomas Gerald Baldwin

September 28, 1944 - December 24, 2013

Thomas "Tommy" Gerald Baldwin, age 69, loving husband, father, grandfather and friend to many, passed away unexpectedly at Appleton Medical Center on December 24, 2013 with his family present. Tom was born in Appleton on September 28, 1944 to Lorraine (Nettekoven) and Evan Baldwin.Tom grew up in Menasha, attending St. Mary's schools. After graduation, Tom honorably served his country in the...
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John James Suttner

December 9, 1947 - December 21, 2013

John J. Suttner, age 66, of Menasha, passed away on Saturday, December 21, 2013, at Cherry Meadows in Appleton. On December 9, 1947, John James was born in Neenah to the late Clarence and Esther (Sheperski) Suttner. John enjoyed being at home and watching all the seasons of sports. He loved the Badgers, Brewers, and the Packers. John will be missed by his son, Troy Kaczmarek; his brothers: ...
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Lorraine Frances Borski

August 24, 1924 - December 12, 2013

Lorraine F. Borski, age 89, of Menasha, passed away on December 12, 2013, at her residence with her loving husband by her side. Lorraine Frances was born on August 24, 1924 in Appleton. She was united in marriage to Edward Charles Borski on August 11, 1988 at St. Timothy Lutheran Church in Menasha. Lorraine was very strict in her belief in God and Christian living. She loved the Lord, Jesus...
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Gilbert D. Mericle

November 26, 1942 - December 7, 2013

Gilbert D. Mericle, age 71, of Menasha, passed away unexpectedly after a short battle with cancer on Saturday, December 7, 2013, at Rennes Health Center in Appleton. On November 26, 1942, Gilbert was born in Appleton to the late Donald and Anna (Birling) Mericle. Gilbert was united in marriage to Sharron Dahl on August 21, 1965 at St. Mary Catholic Church in Menasha.Gilbert loved being "Up...
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Theodore James Birling, Sr.

May 31, 1925 - December 2, 2013

Theodore J. Birling Sr., age 88, of Clintonville, passed away on Monday, December 2, 2013, at Pine Manor Health Care following a short illness with his family by his side. On May 31, 1925, Theodore James was born to the late Henry and Matie (Mielke) Birling. He graduated from St. Mary's Catholic High School and following graduation, he took on the family tradition, along with his father of...
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Robert John Zolkowski

July 22, 1929 - October 11, 2013

Robert "Bunny" J. Zolkowski, age 84, passed away on Friday, October 11, 2013 at St. Elizabeth Hospital in Appleton. On July 22, 1929, Robert John was born in Menasha to the late John and Martha (Wroblewski) Zolkowski. He was united in marriage to Joan Voss on May 4, 1957 at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Menasha. Golfing was Bunny's favorite hobby, he spent many hours on the course...
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Arthur Adam Louis Pelzer

January 16, 1930 - September 30, 2013


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Kathryn C. Laeyendecker Ratchman

April 30, 1950 - September 27, 2013

Kathryn "Kay" C. (Laeyendecker) Ratchman, age 63 of Neenah, passed away peacefully on Friday, September 27, 2013, at her residence. On April 30, 1950, Kay was born in Neenah to the late Jack C. and Beatrice (Schmalz) Laeyendecker. Kay had a fascination with Bees. She collected all sizes, shapes, and colors. She enjoyed shopping with her family, but most of all she loved to spend time with her...
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Magdalen Agnes Arndt

July 30, 1922 - September 18, 2013

Magdalen A. Arndt, age 91, of Menasha, passed away, surrounded by her family, on Wednesday, September 18, 2013, at Oakridge Gardens in Menasha. On July 30, 1922, Magdalen Agnes was born to the late Guy and Martha (Urban) Moran in Menasha. On August 5, 1939, Maggie was united in marriage to Lester Arndt; he preceded her in death on May 23, 1982. Maggie liked to volunteer her time for many...
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Theresa Ann Weber

April 10, 1960 - September 16, 2013

Theresa A. Weber, age 53, of Appleton, passed away on Monday, September 16, 2013, with her loving family by her side. On April 10, 1960, Theresa Ann was born in Clintonville to Oleen and Lois (Young) Muthig. On February 14, 1998, she was united in marriage to Kevin Weber at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Menasha. They then became members of St. Patrick Catholic Church in Menasha. ...
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Hillard Lawrence Sobiesczyk

April 4, 1926 - September 13, 2013


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Sylvia Frances Van Asten

November 27, 1925 - August 29, 2013

Sylvia Frances (Lingnofske) Van Asten, age 87, passed away on Thursday, August 29, 2013 at Appleton Medical Center. On November 27, 1925, Sylvia was born to the late Lawrence and Mary Lingnofske. Sylvia enjoyed sewing clothing for herself, going square dancing, and also going on bus trips. Sylvia will be missed by her three children: Marie (Jim) Sigl, Hortonville; Paul Van Asten, Hines,...
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John Levandowski

December 10, 1919 - August 28, 2013

John Levandowski, age 93, of Menasha, passed away on Wednesday, August 28, 2013, at the Wisconsin Veterans Home in King. On December 10, 1919, John was born in Menasha the son of Dennis and Anastasia "Nettie" Levandowski. He was a graduate of Menasha High School and then enlisted in the United States Army and proudly served his country. John will be missed by his wife of 69 years, Barbara;...
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Dorothy May Theresa Hildeman

February 6, 1929 - August 21, 2013

Dorothy May Theresa Hildeman (Dot)Dorothy was born on the family farm in the Town of Buchanan on February 6, 1929, the 4th of 5 children to Antoinette VanderWielen and Frank Klein. She was extremely proud, as was her whole family, that she got her Bachelor's Degree in Education and Human Services at 61 years of age from the University of Oshkosh and then worked as a social worker for Harbor House...
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Douglas J. Denman

September 25, 1960 - August 15, 2013

Denman, Douglas JamesDoug passed away on Thursday, August 15, 2013, at home with his fiancee', Sharon Jurgenson at his side after a courageous 6 month battle with lung cancer.Doug was born in Neenah, the son of the late Jerald and Lorraine Denman. Following High School, Doug worked at the Neenah Foundry, later he served in the U.S. Army as a helicopter mechanic. He worked in asbestos...
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Jonathan Edward Parmenter

October 25, 1988 - August 12, 2013


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Mildred Ann Verbrick

January 2, 1926 - August 3, 2013

Mildred A. Verbrick, age 87, of Menasha, passed away on Saturday, August 3, 2013. Millie was born in Menasha on January 2, 1926 to the late Oscar and Viola (Wagner) Schuerer. Millie was united in marriage on June 14, 1947 to Thomas W. Verbrick, her high school classmate, SMHS Class of 1943 at St. Mary Catholic Church in Menasha. She was a bookkeeper at First National Bank, retiring in 1989. ...
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Mildred H. Clark

October 21, 1924 - July 29, 2013

Mildred "Millie" H. Clark, age 88, of Menasha, passed away on Monday morning, July 29, 2013 at Bridgewood Nursing Home in Neenah. Mildred was born on October 21, 1924 in Menasha, the daughter of the late Lyle "Chick" and Erma (Julius) Remick. Millie was 1942 Menasha High School graduate and was a member the Honor Society. Upon graduation, she went to work at the former Marathon Company in the...
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Jeanine Kaye Callaway

May 10, 1955 - July 14, 2013

Jeanine K. Callaway, age 58, passed away unexpectedly on July 14, 2013 at her home. She was born on May 10, 1955, in Appleton, the daughter of Dale and Georgia (Voelz) Watters. She graduated in 1973, from Appleton East High School. Jeanine was united in marriage, on her favorite holiday, October 31, 2003, to Dan Callaway at Zion Lutheran Church in Appleton. Jeanine enjoyed camping with Dan,...
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Karl Allen Hassis

January 28, 1952 - July 10, 2013

Karl Allen HassisAge 61Menasha, WIDied in his home on Wednesday July 10, 2013 of natural causes.Karl was preceded in death by his parents and brother Erick (Rick).Survived by siblings Karen, Donald, Jenny, Ande, Kerstin and nine nieces and nephews. Karl was born January 28, 1952 in Minneapolis, MN A veteran of Vietnam Karl was a helicopter repairman and later attended Spartan Collegel of...
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Gladys Arletta Camit Morton

March 15, 1920 - July 4, 2013


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Jayden Allen Pruitt

June 13, 2013 - June 26, 2013

Our beloved Jayden Allen Pruitt left his loving family on June 26, 2013, and is now cradled safely in the arms of the Lord. He was born on June 13, 2013 at Children's Hospital of Wisconsin in Milwaukee. Jayden will be dearly missed by his mother, Sharon Pruitt; his adoptive parents: Joshua and Athena Kleinschmit and their children: Phoenix, London, Addis, and Lalibella; his maternal...
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Donna Mae Nelson

October 19, 1944 - June 4, 2013

Donna Nelson, age 68, of Menasha, passed away at Divine Savior Hospital in Portage on Tuesday, June 4, 2013.She was born in Appleton on October 19, 1944. Donna graduated from Appleton West. She was united in marriage on May 23, 1964 to James H. Nelson in Appleton. James and Donna used to bowl in a couples league. She loved camping, watching sporting events, and collecting raccoons.Donna is...
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Raymond Edward Lappen

May 19, 1948 - May 26, 2013

Raymond "Ray" E. Lappen, age 65, of Menasha, passed away on Sunday, May 26, 2013, at his residence with his loving wife at his side. On May 19, 1948, Raymond Edward was born in Appleton the son of the late Leo and Mabel (Dietrich) Lappen. He had worked for Appleton Paper for many years and then retired from Kraft Foods. Ray married Traci Bobula on April 29, 1999 in Oshkosh. There wasn't...
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Beatrice Joan Schleehauf

November 26, 1932 - April 25, 2013

Beatrice J. Schleehauf, age 80, of Clintonville, passed away on Thursday, April 25, 2013, at Theda Clark Medical Center in Neenah. On November 26, 1932, Beatrice Joan was born to William and Gertrude (Eisch) Zeininger Sr. In 1954, Bea married Harry Schleehauf in Menasha; he preceded her in death on August 31, 2005. She had been a member of St. Patrick Catholic Church in Menasha for most of her...
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Michael Mark Lilley

February 10, 1960 - April 7, 2013


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Patrick Gordon Johnson

August 24, 1956 - April 3, 2013

Patrick G. Johnson, age 56, formerly of Menasha, passed away on Wednesday, April 3, 2013, at Cherry Meadows in Appleton. On August 24, 1956, Patrick Gordon was born in Neenah to Robin and Suzanne (Birling) Johnson Sr. Patrick loved the outdoors, especially going fishing with his brother, Doug. He loved traveling from place to place and living under the stars and had many stories to share. He...
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Gary Thomas Sokel

August 7, 1960 - March 29, 2013

Gary T. Sokel, age 52, of Menasha, passed away unexpectedly on Friday, March 29, 2013. On August 7, 1960, Gary Thomas was born in Neenah to the late Robert and Suzanne (Jape) Sokel. Gary had worked as a truck driver for George Whiting Paper Company. For his entire life, Gary enjoyed spending time in Northwoods hunting and fishing. He also had a great talent for woodworking and drawing. ...
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Dorothy Marie Lontkowski

December 25, 1918 - March 15, 2013

Dorothy M. Lontkowski, age 94, of Menasha, passed away on Friday, March 15, 2013, at Emerald Valley Assisted Living in Appleton. On Christmas Day 1918, Dorothy Marie was born the daughter of the late Antone and Martha (Arndt) Trader in Menasha. She was united in marriage to Joseph Lontkowski on July 19, 1941 at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Menasha; he preceded her in death in May of...
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Roberta Jo Rae

April 10, 1973 - March 11, 2013

Roberta Jo Rae, age 39, passed away on Monday, March 11, 2013, after a very long brave battle with MS. On April 10, 1973, Bobbi was born in Shawano, WI to Myron and Rita (Carpenter) Page. She was united in marriage to John Rae on September 10, 1993 in Appleton, WI. Bobbi loved to read and cook but most of all she loved to bake. Bobbi was a loving wife and mother and will be missed by her...
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Gordon A. Van De Hey, Jr.

April 15, 1939 - March 9, 2013

Van De Hey, Gordon Adolf "Sonny" Jr. Gordon "Sonny" Van De Hey, age 73, passed away on March 9, 2013, at Prairie Homes Elder Services, LLC, of cardiac arrest. He was born on April 15, 1939 in Hollandtown, Wisconsin, the only child of Gordon and Margaret (Otte) Van De Hey. When he was two years old they moved to a farm in rural Menasha (Lake View Dairy). He farmed all his life alongside his...
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Dale Melvin Blumreich

April 6, 1958 - March 7, 2013

Dale M. Blumreich, age 54, of Menasha, passed away on Thursday, March 7, 2013, at St. Elizabeth Hospital in Appleton. Dale was born on April 6, 1958 in Tigerton, Wisconsin to Ervin and Marlene (Kriesel) Blumreich. Dale served his country honorably in the United States Marine Corps from 1976 to 1979. He enjoyed going to sporting events with his children and deer hunting with his brothers.Dale...
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Thomas Jerome Lingnofski

May 31, 1947 - February 24, 2013

Thomas J. Lingnofski, age 65, of Menasha, passed away with his family by his side at Theda Clark Medical Center in Neenah. On May 31, 1947, Thomas Jerome was born in Neenah to Jerome and Lorraine Lingnofski. Tom was united in marriage to Bonnie Waterhouse on August 8, 1970, at St. Mary Catholic Church in Menasha. He had worked for Banta Book Group for almost 40 years. In 1999, Tom was...
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Richard William Zeininger

November 28, 1929 - February 21, 2013


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Norma Josephine Heinz

July 20, 1925 - February 17, 2013

Norma J. Heinz, age 87, formerly of Menasha, passed away on Sunday, February 17, 2013, at St. Paul Villa in Kaukauna. On July 20, 1925, Norma Josephine was born in Neenah to the late John and Ann (Wysocki) Kleczewski. In October of 1947, she was united in marriage to Vernon Heinz and he preceded her in death on March 3, 1978. Norma had worked at Theda Clark in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit...
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Junior John Koester

December 16, 1927 - February 15, 2013

Junior J. Koester, age 85, of Menasha, passed away on Friday, February 15, 2013, at Rose Grove, Peabody Manor in Appleton. On December 16, 1927, Junior John was born in Appleton to the late Walter and Irene (Steidl) Koester. He served honorably in the United States Army. Junior was united in marriage to Mary J. Jakubek on May 13, 1950 at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Menasha. ...
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Myrtle Mae Williams

May 9, 1920 - January 27, 2013

Myrtle M. Williams, formerly of Neenah, age 92, passed away on Sunday, January 27, 2013, at River Hills West Healthcare Center in Pewaukee, WI. Myrtle was born May 9, 1920 in Waynoka, Oklahoma to Edna and Luther Earl Moore. Myrtle worked as Classified Manager for The Appleton Post Crescent prior to her retirement. She married John "Jack" Williams on December 1, 1987. Their precious time together...
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Eileen Catherine Foth

December 26, 1921 - January 24, 2013

Eileen C. Foth, age 91, of Menasha, passed away peacefully with her family by her side at Oakridge Gardens Nursing Center in Menasha. On December 26, 1921, Eileen Catherine was born in Roberts County, South Dakota, to the late George and Nellie (Vissers) Geurts. Eileen was united in marriage to Wilbur Foth; he preceded her in death on April 14, 1995. She was a member of St. John the Baptist...
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Edith May Lux

May 3, 1927 - January 23, 2013

Edith M. Lux passed away on Wednesday, January 23, 2013, after a long and courageous battle with cancer. She was born on May 3, 1927 in Iron Mountain, MI, to Walter and Fannie Friestrom. She graduated from Iron Mountain High School in 1945 as a member of the National Honor Society. Edith married Richard Pawlowski in 1949 until his death in 1959. She later married John Lux in 1962 until his...
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Harold Norbert Heller

March 23, 1942 - January 22, 2013

Harold N. Heller, age 70, of Menasha, passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, January 22, 2013, at Theda Clark Medical Center in Neenah. On March 23, 1942, Harold Norbert was born in Stockbridge, Wisconsin, to the late Adolph and Loraine (Schmitz) Heller. He served his county honorably in the United States Army Corps of Engineers. Harold was united in marriage to Loretta Schmitt on October 14,...
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Leone Agnes Rappert

September 12, 1915 - January 15, 2013

Leone A. Rappert, age 97, of Menasha, passed away on Tuesday, January 15, 2013, at Prairie Homes in Menasha. On September 12, 1915, Leone Agnes was born in Menasha to the late Leo and Mary (Kohanski) Kohanski. She was united in marriage to Bernard Rappert on June 6, 1933; he preceded her in death on March 20, 1965. She had been a member of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Menasha. ...
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Luella Marcella Long

October 3, 1923 - January 15, 2013

Luella M. Long, age 89, of Menasha, passed away on Tuesday, January 15, 2013, at Theda Clark Medical Center in Neenah. On October 3, 1923, Luella Marcella was born in Menasha to the late Dennis and Clara (Lingnowski) Pozolinski. Luella married Bruce Long on April 19, 1945 at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Menasha; he preceded her in death on August 28, 1966. Luella was very talented at...
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Roman R. Rappert

September 8, 1920 - January 13, 2013

Roman Rappert, age 92, passed away with family by his side on Sunday, January 13, 2013. He was born in Menasha on September 8, 1920, the son of the late John and Frances (Trader) Rappert. After graduating from Menasha High School, Roman enlisted in the United States Army and served his country honorably for a year and a half in Germany during World War II. On January 16, 1943, he married his wife...
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Marie A. Akstulewicz

August 11, 1922 - January 11, 2013

Marie Akstulewicz, age 90, of Menasha, passed away on Friday, January 11, 2013. She was born August 11, 1922 in Menasha, the daughter of the late Charles and Hattie (Mielke) Boehnlein. Marie married her loving husband, Carl Akstulewicz in Menasha. He preceded her in death in 1993. Marie had been employed for 25 years at the George Banta Company and a lifelong resident of Menasha. Marie was a...
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Eugene L. Horn

June 2, 1938 - January 9, 2013

Eugene L. Horn, (Buster/Gene), age 74, of Menasha, passed away on Wednesday, January 9, 2013, at his home. On June 2, 1938, Eugene was born on the family farm in Sherwood, the youngest son of the late Jacob and Elizabeth (Schmidt) Horn. He graduated from Hilbert High School and then enlisted in the United States Army. After being discharged, Buster worked for Wisconsin Tissue Mills for over 40...
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Theresa Helen Mulder

September 25, 1934 - January 5, 2013

Theresa H. Mulder, age 78, of Menasha, passed away on Saturday, January 5, 2013, with her family by her side, at Cherry Meadows in Appleton. On September 25, 1934, Theresa Helen was born in Marshfield, the daughter of the late Joseph and Alma (Pike) Binder. Theresa married the love of her life, Richard Mulder Jr., on October 1, 1955, in Mosinee. Theresa enjoyed traveling, going out west and...
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Elizabeth Ann Lauer

June 25, 1931 - January 3, 2013

Elizabeth "Beth" A. Lauer, age 81, of Appleton, passed away peacefully on Thursday, January 3, 2013, at Oakridge Gardens Nursing Center in Menasha. On June 25, 1931, Elizabeth Ann was born in Amherst, the daughter of the late Lloyd and Dorothy (Hopkins) Gibbons. She was united in marriage to Leon C. Lauer on April 20, 2002 at St. Bernard's Parish in Appleton. Beth was a waitress for many years...
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Carl E. Bayer, Jr.

January 13, 1934 - December 19, 2012

Carl Edward "Sonny" Bayer Jr., age 78, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, December 19, 2012. He was born in Menasha on January 13, 1934, the son of the late Carl Sr. and Edith (Beisenstein) Bayer. After attending St. Mary High School, Sonny enlisted in the United States Army. After serving his country with honor, he worked for George A. Whiting Paper Company in Menasha for over 30 years until...
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Paula L. Michalkiewicz

May 29, 1951 - December 14, 2012

Paula Louise Michalkiewicz, passed away at her home of natural causes in Menasha, WI on December 14, 2012, at the age of 61. Paula was born May 29, 1951, the daughter of Clem and Madge Rass. She graduated from St. Mary Central High School where she later volunteered while her children were students there. Paula had a memorable, infectious smile that touched everyone she met. She was an outgoing,...
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Delores M. Pocan

September 30, 1925 - December 14, 2012

Delores Mary Pocan went home into the loving arms of the Lord on Friday, December 14, 2012. She was born in Menasha on September 30, 1925, the daughter of the late Raymond and Helen (Schwichtenberg) Bayer. Delores went to St. Mary School in Menasha. On November 3, 1945, she married the love of her life, Raymond Eskofski. They enjoyed twenty years of marriage until his passing on August 23, 1966....
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Caroline Theresa Patoka

November 4, 1923 - December 12, 2012

Caroline T. Patoka, age 89, "Mrs. Patoka, St. John's School Cook", passed away with her family by her side on December 12, 2012 at Theda Clark Medical Center in Neenah. On November 4, 1923, Caroline Theresa was born in Amherst Junction, Wisconsin, the daughter of the late Peter and Dora (Trzebiatowski) Konkol Sr. She was united in marriage to Stephen Patoka Sr. on February 9, 1946 at St. Mary...
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Richard Martin Stinski

July 22, 1951 - December 3, 2012

Richard "Rick" M. Stinski, age 61, of Menasha, passed away on Monday, December 3, 2012, at Cherry Meadows in Appleton. On July 22, 1951, Rick was born in Appleton, the son of Anton and Marion (Pilarski) Stinski. Rick will be missed by the love of his life, Connie Gaschler, her children: Larry (Cindi) Gaschler Jr. and their children: Joshua and Zachary; Tracie (Joe) Barnes, and her children: ...
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Loretta Marie Skalmoski

September 16, 1927 - November 14, 2012

Loretta M. Skalmoski, age 85, of Menasha, passed away on Wednesday, November 14, 2012, at Theda Clark Medical Center. On September 16, 1927, Loretta Marie was born to the late Thomas and Genevieve (Kasmierski) Boglarsky in East Chicago, Indiana. She was united in marriage to Joseph D. Skalmoski on September 23, 1948 at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Menasha; he preceded her in death on...
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Phyllis K. Maas

July 19, 1924 - November 12, 2012

Phyllis M. (Keapock) Maas, age 88, passed away on Monday morning, November 12, 2012, at Peabody Manor in Appleton. On July 19, 1924, Phyllis was born to the late Patrick and Lucy (Bouressa) Keapock. She was a graduate of Menasha High School. On June 28, 1947, she was united in marriage to Kenneth Maas at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Menasha. She had been a member of St. Patrick's from the...
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Robert N. Maas

June 5, 1927 - November 11, 2012

Robert's wishes were to have no services.
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Harold John Fahrbach

August 20, 1914 - November 10, 2012

Harold J. Fahrbach, age 98, died on November 10, 2012. He was born on August 20, 1914, in the Town of Harrison, to the late Andrew and Clara (Meyer) Fahrbach. Harold married Regina Wittmann on June 21, 1938. He had worked for the Central Brass Foundry in Menasha for 45 years and retired in 1979.Harold is survived by his sons: James R. (Verna) Fahrbach, Mt. Calvary; and Robert H. (Janice)...
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Lorraine Louise Kolasinski

December 31, 1929 - November 5, 2012

Lorraine L. "Toots" Kolasinski, age 82, passed away on Monday morning, November 5, 2012, at St. Paul Villa in Kaukauna. On December 31, 1929, Lorraine Louise was born one of 16 children to the late Harvey Dumke and Alvina Weiner. Toots was united in marriage to George B. Kolasinski on August 20, 1949 at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Menasha; he preceded her in death on May 26, 1996. ...
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Gilbert Frank Klarner

May 2, 1921 - November 4, 2012

Gilbert F. "Gib" Klarner, age 91, passed away on Sunday, November 4, 2012, with his loving family by his side, at the Valley VNA in Neenah. Gilbert was born the son of the late Frank and Martha (Schoettler) Klarner on May 2, 1921, in Appleton. He moved to Neenah at a very early age and went through the Neenah school system, graduating from NHS in 1939. Gilbert worked for KC for several years,...
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Edward Joseph Mottl

August 30, 1921 - October 31, 2012


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Nancy Kraus Williams

August 25, 1929 - October 23, 2012

Williams, Nancy"Aunt Nancy"Age 83, passed away on Tuesday, October 23, 2012 at Gardens of Fountain Way. Nancy was born on August 25, 1929 in Neenah, the daughter of the late Raymond and Rena (Zelinske) Kraus. Nancy married Carlton "Cully" Williams on December 30, 1950, he preceded her in death on May 12, 1996.Nancy was a loyal employee of Gilbert Papers, working as an Administrative Assistant...
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Helen E. Schmidt

January 19, 1920 - October 14, 2012

Helen E. Schmidt, age 92, of Menasha. God answered mom's prayers and took her to Heaven on Sunday, October 14, 2012. She was married to our dad, Harvey, 73 years ago on this day. They are celebrating together in Heaven. Helen was born in a small house on a hill in Dale, Wisconsin, on January 19, 1920, the youngest of five children to the late Frank and Adeline (Sommers) Zitske. She met Harvey...
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Dorothy Leona Wianecki

June 8, 1927 - October 13, 2012

Dorothy L. Wianecki, age 85, of Menasha, passed away peacefully at home on Saturday, October 13, 2012. On June 8, 1927, Dorothy Leona was born in Berlin, Wisconsin, the daughter of the late Peter and Margaret (Regenewski) Lipinski. She was united in marriage to Sylvester "Sam" Wianecki on June 20, 1945; he preceded her in death on December 9, 1984. Dorothy had a great love of plants and...
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Dorothy Rose Zielinski

October 20, 1921 - October 13, 2012

Dorothy R. Zielinski, nee Resch, age 90, of Menasha, passed away on Saturday, October 13, 2012, after complications from heart surgery, at St. Elizabeth Hospital in Appleton. On October 20, 1921, Dorothy Rose was born the daughter of the late Simon and Elizabeth (Luniak) Resch in Menasha. She had been united in marriage to Clarence Zielinski for 37 years until he passed away in 1983. Dorothy...
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Alois Joseph Wilz

August 15, 1911 - September 30, 2012

Alois J. Wilz, "Ollie", age 101, of Menasha, passed away on Sunday morning, September 30, 2012, in the loving care of the staff at Gardenview Assisted Living in Menasha. On August 15, 1911, Ollie was born in the Town of Ellington, WI, the son of the late Henry and Helen (Demerath) Wilz. He was married to Martha Lewandowski; she preceded him in death in 1988. Ollie retired from Marathon/American...
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Felicia A. Laux

January 17, 1922 - September 27, 2012

Felicia Laux, age 90, formerly of Menasha, passed away on Thursday, September 27, 2012 at the Veterans Home in King. On January 17, 1922, Felicia was born in Menasha, the daughter of the late Albert and Helen (Brodzinski) Pawlowski. She had attended St. John's Grade School and graduated from Menasha High School in 1940. Felicia served in the Women's Army Corp (WACS) during WWII for over 2 &...
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Gary Lee Muthig

March 9, 1950 - September 24, 2012

Gary L. Muthig, age 62 of Menasha, passed away on Monday, September 24, 2012, at Grand Horizons in Darboy. On March 9, 1950, Gary was born the son of the late Oleen and Lois (Young) Muthig in Clintonville. Gary enjoyed going fishing and arts and crafts. Gary was the loving brother of: Owen (Bev) Muthig, Steve (Julie) Muthig, Susan (Randy) Timm, Mary Ann Heling, and Theresa (Kevin) Weber; an...
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Robert Werth

May 19, 1933 - September 23, 2012

Robert "Bob" Werth, age 79, of Menasha, passed away on Sunday, September 23, 2012, at St. Elizabeth Hospital in Appleton. On May 19, 1933, Bob was born the son of the late Ferdinand and Leona (Klitzke) Werth in Oshkosh. Bob served his country in the US Army from 1954-1956. On December 22, 1956, he was united in marriage to LaVerne Buchholz at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Manawa. They became...
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Rita Marie Kersten

December 11, 1924 - September 5, 2012

Rita M. Kersten, age 87, of Menasha, passed away on Wednesday, September 5, 2012, with her family by her side, at Birch Cottage in Appleton. On December 11, 1924, Rita Marie was born the daughter of the late Michael and Clara (Brodzinski) Schedgick in Menasha. Rita was united in marriage to Richard Kersten on September 5, 1942; he preceded her in death on May 9, 1983. She had a passion for...
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Lloyd Arthur Peterson

July 8, 1928 - August 29, 2012

Lloyd A. Peterson, age 84, of Menasha, passed away at Cherry Meadows on Wednesday, August 29, 2012. Lloyd was born in Schofield on July 8, 1928, the son of the late Roy A. and Anita (Timler) Peterson. Lloyd graduated from UW-Stevens Point, then joined the Army. He served during the Korean War. Following his honorable discharge from service, Lloyd married his loving wife, Marcella Muehlenbein on...
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Norbert Giesen

August 7, 1923 - August 21, 2012

Norbert "Norb" Giesen, age 89, was called from his home to eternal life on Tuesday, August 21, 2012, due to natural causes. He was born on August 7, 1923 in Menasha to the late Salome and Clarence Giesen. He attended St. Mary's grade and high school, and was a 1941 graduate. Norb lettered in football and basketball. After graduation, he enlisted in the U.S. Navy. After boot camp, he was assigned...
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William Kenneth Fehrman

April 12, 1944 - August 16, 2012

William "Bill" K. Fehrman, age 68, went to his heavenly home with his loving family at his side on Thursday, August 16, 2012, at Appleton Medical Center. On April 12, 1944, William Kenneth was born the son of Kenneth and Rose (Braatz) Fehrman. He grew up in New London, WI, moving to rural Appleton with his family in 1957. Bill was a 1962 graduate of Fox Valley Lutheran High School. He went on to...
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Robert Vern Parrish

December 1, 1934 - August 12, 2012


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James Douglas Kellnhauser

May 10, 1942 - August 3, 2012

James D. Kellnhauser, age 70 of Menasha, passed away on Friday, August 3, 2012, at St. Elizabeth Hospital in Appleton. On May 10, 1942, James was born in Menasha, the son of the late Hugo and Francis (Endres) Kellnhauser. Jim was drafted and served his country in the US Army. For 41 years, Jim made a career at George Whiting Paper Company. He loved going bowling, golfing and playing cards. ...
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Della Rita Zelinski

October 23, 1912 - July 31, 2012

Della Rita Zelinski, age 99, passed away on Tuesday, July 31, 2012. She was born October 23, 1912 in Menasha, the daughter of the late Alex and Lottie (Koslowski) Slomski. Della married Stanley Zelinski on September 12, 1933. He preceded her in death on June 6, 1959. Della worked as a cook at St. John's grade school in Menasha and Lawrence University where she retired from in 1977. Della enjoyed...
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John Joseph Wittmann

August 12, 1926 - July 22, 2012

John J. Wittmann, age 85, passed away on Sunday, July 22, 2012, with his loving wife and family at his side. On August 12, 1926, John was born the son of the late Michael and Mary Wittmann. He was united in marriage to Luella Larson on June 21, 1949 and had celebrated 63 years of marriage. John served in World War II. After returning from the service he went to work for the A & P as a...
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