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Posted April 1, 2008

Boyea, Clifford

Clifford Boyea, 53, Hilbert, passed away Friday, March 28, 2008, at his home.

He was born May 22, 1954, a son of Kenneth and Rita (Hendricks) Boyea.

Cliff retired from Procter & Gamble as a mill worker. Cliff enjoyed snowmobiling, bicycling, hunting, tinkering and motorcycles.

Cliff is survived by his mother Rita; siblings: Judy (Carl) Foster, Beverly Boyea, Joyce Fiel, Jeff Boyea, Richard (Sue) Boyea, and Greg (Carol) Boyea; nieces and nephews: Michelle, Angela, James Jr., Amanda, Sarah, Emily, Chance, Tanner and Tori. He is further survived by great nieces and nephews: Kaleb, Brookelynn and Dakota; aunts, uncles and cousins; and his friend Debbie Linzmeier.

He was preceded in death by his father, Kenneth; and aunts and uncles.

Visitation for Cliff will be held on Wednesday, April 2, 2008, at Our Lady of Lourdes Parish Family (corner of Suburban Dr. and Lourdes Ave.), De Pere, from 9 a.m to time of Mass. Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:30 a.m. at church with Fr. Tim Shillcox, O. Praem., officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Calvary Cemetery. Please visit www.ryanfh.com to send online condolences to the Boyea family. RYAN FUNERAL HOME, De Pere, is assisting the Boyea family.

Posted April 1, 2008

Kosmal, Evelyn L.

Evelyn L. Kosmal, 93, Lena, died Saturday, March 29, 2008, at Sharpe Care Ltd., Oconto Falls.

She was born to the late Walter and Edith (Branshaw) Kieffer July 11, 1914, in Oconto Falls.

Evelyn married Martin Kosmal April 17, 1937, in Menominee, Mich.

She was a very active member of Holy Cross Catholic Church, Lena. Evelyn enjoyed playing cards, farming, gardening, canning, cooking, baking, quilting, and spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren.

Surviving are her husband of 71 years, Martin, five children, Myron (Barbara), Shawano; Maynard (Laurel), Mequon; Mark (Maryjane), Crivitz; Marvin (Diane), Battle Ground, Wash.; Walter (Darlene), Lena; eleven grandchildren and many great-grandchildren; one sister, Myrna Miller, De Pere; and special friend Pat Jones.

She was preceded in death by one grandchild and one sister, Lucille Lemirande.

Friends may call at Holy Cross Catholic Church, Lena, Saturday, April 5, 2008, from 9:30 a.m. until the time of the funeral Mass at 11 a.m. with Father Celestine Byekwaso officiating. Placed to rest at St. Charles Catholic Cemetery, Lena. Rhodes-Charapata Funeral Home, Lena, is assisting the family.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to Sharpe Care Ltd., especially Bud, and Unity Hospice for their caring ways.

Posted April 1, 2008

Sawyer, Laura Luella (Belongie)

Laura Luella (Belongie) Sawyer, 91, Mosinee, Wis., formerly of Green Bay, died Sunday, March 30, 2008, at Aspirus Wausau Hospital in Wausau, Wis.

Luella was born June 1, 1916, in Pentoga, Mich., the daughter of the late Philip and Laura (Vincent) Belongie.

She married Clarence Sawyer on April 15, 1939, in the village of Howard, Wis. He preceded her in death on Sept. 16, 1996.

Luella was a waitress at several restaurants in the Green Bay area until her retirement in 1972. After she and Clarence retired they worked for several years caring for developmentally disabled adults at New Concepts Foundation in Green Bay. Following their retirement from New Concepts Foundation they lived in Gillett, Wis., Shawano, Wis., and then in Mosinee, Wis.

Survivors include one daughter, Judy (Donald) Finger, Mosinee, Wis.; one son, Robert Sipper, Fort McCoy, Fla.; two granddaughters, Jolene Finger, Loni (Randy) Kuykendall; five grandsons, Daryell Sipper, Du Wayne Sipper, Melvin Sipper, Marlin Sipper, Brendt Sipper; many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by one grandson, Phillip Sipper; six brothers, Napoleon Belongie, Arthur Belongie, Schylla Belongie, Albert Belongie, Lawrence Belongie, Arnold Belongie; eight sisters, Clara (Joseph) Menza, Evelyn (Arthur) Turcotte, Bertha (Stanley) Briggs, Delia (Jess) Johnvin, Edna (Charles) Sipper, Florence (Raymond) Scanlan, Oceanie Belongie and Mabel (Michael) Pelot.

Friends may call at Allouez Chapel Mausoleum, 2121 Riverside Dr., from 10 to 11 a.m. Wednesday. The funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday in the mausoleum chapel with Sr. Toni Jendrasiak S.S.N.D. officiating. Entombment will follow in the mausoleum. To send online condolences, please go to www.BlaneyFuneralHome.com.

Blaney Funeral Home is assisting the family.

Posted April 1, 2008

Tilkens, Carl E.

Carl E. Tilkens, 67, Green Bay, was called home to heaven Saturday afternoon, March 29, 2008, while at a local hospital.

Born in Green Bay, May 9, 1940, he was the son of the late Jerome and Elizabeth (VanBenaden) Tilkens.

Carl was a graduate of East High School, Class of '58. He served in the U.S. Army from May 1960 to Oct. 1963, spending most of that time stationed in Germany. Carl married Penny Vandenbush on Jan. 20, 1962, at SS. Peter and Paul Church.

He was employed for 32 years as a driver for UPS, beginning on June 2, 1965, and retiring on Nov. 14, 1997. His regular routes took him throughout Door County. Carl is remembered for his enjoyment of bowling, pitching horseshoes, camping, cutting firewood and keeping busy around the home with everything and anything that needed attention. Anyone who ever met Carl will remember him for his great sense of humor.

He is survived by his wife of 46 years, Penny; one daughter and son-in-law, Mary Jane and John Hopp, and their children, Nicholas and Carlie; one son and daughter-in-law, Christopher and Diane Tilkens of Wausau, and their children, Benjamin, Michael and Zachary; five siblings and their spouses, Rita (Maurice) Tilot, Tom (Sandy) Tilkens, Gordon Tilkens, Teresa (Keith) Prevost, Raymond (Linda) Tilkens.

Visitation at St. Bernard Church, 2040 Hillside Lane, Wednesday from 4 p.m. until the time of the funeral. Memorial mass 6 p.m. Wednesday at the church with Rev. David J. Pleier officiating.

Carl's family extends a special thank you to the doctors and staff of St. Vincent Hospital. Please visit www.malcorefuneralhome.com to send online condolences to the family.

Posted April 1, 2008

Vannieuwenhoven, Margaret D.

Margaret D. Vannieuwenhoven, 88, Bellevue, went to be with her creator on Saturday, March 29, 2008.

She was born December 9, 1919, to the late Gerard and Marie (Piumbroeck) Zegers in De Pere, Wis.

Margaret graduated from East De Pere High School in 1938. She also graduated from cosmetology school and practiced in this field until having her children.

She was a faithful member of St. Matthew's Catholic Church and later Resurrection Catholic Church. Marge was talented and loved to play the piano and sing along. She was an accomplished seamstress, loved needlework and gardening. In her younger years, she enjoyed ballroom and tap dancing.

Marge spent most of her life in the Green Bay area and was a devoted fan of the Green Bay Packers, and Brett Favre in particular. She enjoyed traveling, playing cards and spending time with family and friends. She always had a cheerful demeanor with everyone including her St. Vincent Home Health workers. Marge always loved to laugh and always made the best of difficult times. Her family will miss her greatly.

Survivors include her children, Roger Henry, Green Bay; Richard (Susan) Henry, Virginia; Sue Ann (Bradley) Boblitt, Ann Arbor, Michigan; James (Sandra) Henry, Georgia; Mark (Terri) Henry and Mary (Bill) Andrews, all of Virginia; eleven grandchildren, Kirk (Jana) Henry; Karyn Henry; Scott (Christine) Henry; Brock Henry; Paul (Catherine) Boblitt; Scott and Mark Boblitt; Christopher and Gage Henry; and Nicole and Katie Henry; several great-grandchildren; her sister, Frances Kane, Appleton; brother, Clarence (Doris) Zegers, DePere; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her first husband, Roland Henry, and her second husband, Frank Vannieuwenhoven; her sister, Angie Kornberg; and brothers, Richard and Walter.

Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday, April 4, at Lyndahl Funeral Home where a parish wake service will be held at 7:30 p.m. Visitation will continue after 9:30 a.m. Saturday at Resurrection Catholic Church, 333 Hilltop Drive, Allouez, where the Mass of Christian Burial will take place at 10:30 a.m. with Bishop Robert Morneau officiating. Entombment will be at Allouez Chapel Mausoleum. Online condolences may be expressed at www.lyndahl.com.

Lyndahl Funeral

Home and Cremation Services

Lombardi Ave. & Ridge

Rd.(920) 499-1223

4/1/2008 Post Crescent

April 1, 2008

McAllister, Josephine A.

Josephine A. McAllister, age 90, died on March 30, 2008, at Brewster Village in Appleton, Wisconsin. She was born September 21, 1917, to Barney and Anna (DeGodt) Stoffel in Sturgeon Bay, WI. She married Edward A. McAllister in 1936. They shared 58 years together until his death on September 6, 1994.

Jo is survived by a son, Wayland (Kay) McAllister, Fernandino Beach, FL; five daughters: Elizabeth J. McAllister, Green Bay, WI; Polly (Phil) Spindt, St. Helena, Island, SC; Pam (Tom) Lytle, Houston, TX; Carole (Ken) Kotloski, Oshkosh, WI; Debra Erickson, Appleton, Wisconsin. She will be lovingly remembered as "Grandma Mac" by 19 grandchildren, 27 great-grandchildren and a great-great-grandchild. She is further survived by two sisters: Lillian Nelson, Milwaukee, WI, and Ann (Robert) Strege of Neenah, WI, and many nieces and nephews.

In addition to her husband, Jo was preceded in death by a son, Gary Edward; a grandson, Scott; a brother Wallace and a sister, Bernice Larson.

In accordance with her wishes there will be a private family service with burial at Lake View Memorial Park, Oshkosh, Wisconsin.

Konrad-Behlman Funeral

Homes & Crematory

920-231-1510

www.konrad-behlman.com

April 1, 2008

Verbeten, Gerald F. "Jeff"

Jeff Verbeten, Kaukauna, died on Sunday, March 30, 2008, at the Appleton Medical Center. He was 86. Jeff was born in Kimberly on June 3, 1921, son of the late Martin and Nellie (Coenen) Verbeten. He graduated from the Kaukauna High School and from 1942 until 1945 was a member of the United States Army. His service to his country took him to Russia, Iraq, Germany, Egypt, and finally to England where he met and married Dorothy Simm on September 17, 1945. Upon his return to Kaukauna, he took over his father's business, Verbeten's Bar. In 1947, he built and added the bowling lanes. The business still operates today, under the supervision of their son, Jim. When Jim took over in 1976, Jeff "retired" and went to work on the Kaukauna Locks for the United States Army Corps of Engineers. Jeff enjoyed gardening, playing cards and politics.

Survivors include his wife: Dorothy Verbeten of Kaukauna; five children: Steve Verbeten of Appleton; Tom Verbeten of Kaukauna; Mary Kay (Leo Aerts) Verbeten of Kaukauna; Jim (Beth) Verbeten of Kaukauna and their daughters Caroline and Catherine; and Mike (Katie) Verbeten of Kaukauna and their sons Shawn and Kevin; two sisters: Sr. Catherine Verbeten of Racine and Grace Kugler of Appleton; a brother-in-law: Wilf Simm of England.

Jeff was preceded in death by his parents, a very special granddaughter Nikki in 1993, a brother Bob Verbeten; sisters Dorothy Marolf and Mary (Ed) Vanevenhoven; a brother-in-law Joe Kugler, and a sister-in-law Beryl Simm.

A memorial service for Jeff will be held at 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday, April 2, 2008, at the funeral home chapel with Rev. Tim Albrecht officiating. Friends may call at the funeral home on Wednesday morning from 9:30 a.m. until the hour of the memorial service.

The family would like to thank the staff at the Kaukauna Clinic, especially to Dr. Werner and Dr. Johnson and their staffs. Your kindnesses will never be forgotten.

FARGO FUNERAL HOME

400 W. Wisconsin Avenue

Kaukauna 920-766-6200

www.wichmannfargo.com

4/2/2008 Door County Advocate

Posted April 2, 2008

Rose V. Berger

Rose V. Berger (Rosena Wonek), 99, Sturgeon Bay, died at Whispering Winds CBRF Sunday, March 30, 2008.

She was born August 26, 1908, in Chicago, to John and Mary (Zeeman) Vanek.

Rose worked as a bookkeeper for Sears in Chicago for a number of years. In Sturgeon Bay, she worked for the Milwaukee Shoe Factory and for VanKamps. June 8, 1931, she married Frederick Berger in Sturgeon Bay; he preceded her in death in 1980.

Survivors include nephews and nieces: Jim Parent, Indiana.; Wayne Vanek, Minnesota.; Kermit (Jean) Viste and Larry (Bonnie) Viste, all of Sturgeon Bay; Delmar (Lorraine) Berger, Waukesha; Daniel Anderson, Neenah; Lynn (Mark) Stillings, Kansas; and many other nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; a sister, Viola; and a brother, Edward.

Funeral services were held 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, April 1, at Forbes Funeral Home, with the Rev. Mike Williams officiating. Friends called on Tuesday at the funeral home from 10:00 a.m. until the time of service. Burial was in Shiloh Moravian Cemetery.

Posted April 2, 2008

Florence Vandervest

Mrs. Elmer (Florence J.) Vandervest, 79, Luxemburg, died early Monday, March 31, 2008.

Friends may call at McMahon Funeral Home, Luxemburg, 3 to 7 p.m., Thursday, April 3. Funeral 7:00 p.m. at the funeral home, with the Rev. Kevin Leach officiating.

4/2/2008 GBPG

Posted April 2, 2008

Delveaux, Bernard

Bernard Delveaux, 82, Oconto Falls, died Tuesday morning April 1, 2008, at home surrounded by his family. He was born Sept. 23, 1925, in Oconto Falls, to John and Viola (Beauleau) Delveaux. He grew up in Oconto Falls where he attended public schools.

On Jan. 28, 1950, he married Evelyn Gallas at St. Anthony Catholic Church in Oconto Falls. Bernard has lived in Oconto Falls all of his life where he was employed for Scott Paper Co. for 38 years and also was a school bus driver for 21 years. He was a member of St. Anthony Catholic Church. Bernard enjoyed spending time at their cottage, traveling, camping and gardening. He also loved to dance and spend time with his family and friends.

He is survived by his loving wife of 58 years, Evelyn Delveaux, Oconto Falls; their seven children, Sandee (Mike) Herrmann; Kathy (Jim) Thielke; Richard Delveaux (special friend Bonnie); Bernie Jr. (Cathy) Delveaux; Pamela (Mark) Valitchka; David Delveaux; Sue Delveaux (special friend Steve); 14 grandchildren, 8 great-grandchildren; two brothers, Galen (Kathy) Delvaux; Richard (Mary) Delvaux; three sisters, Lorraine Dawursk; Beatrice (Edwin) Gusick; Joyce Ertel.

He was preceded in death by his parents, one brother Howard Delveaux, two sisters, Mavis Weed and Arvella Trepanier, three grandchildren, Shawn and Kim Winans, Joshua Valitchka and one great grandchild, Justice Delveaux.

Family and friends may gather at St. Anthony Catholic Church in Oconto Falls after 9 a.m. Saturday, April 5, 2008, until the time of service. Mass of Christian Burial will be held 12 noon Saturday at the church with the Rev. Fr. Patrick Beno officiating. Burial will be in the St. Anthony Church Cemetery. Jones Funeral Service in Oconto Falls (920-848-2222 or visit: www.jonesfuneral.com) is serving the Delveaux family.

In lieu of other expressions of sympathy a memorial fund will be established.

The family would like to thank Bellin Home Health, Unity Hospice and Dr. William Wittman for their loving care.

Bernard and his good sense of humor will be missed by all who knew him!

Posted April 2, 2008

Laes, John R. "Dado" "The Handyman"

John R. Laes, 52, after a courageous battle with lung cancer, succumbed to it on Friday, March 28, 2008. The son of Myron and Jeanne (Pire) Laes, John was born in Green Bay where he lived most of his life. He became known as John the Handyman, a certified, accomplished carpenter who made helping the elderly his priority. On July 11, 2000, he married his best friend, Kathy Martin. John lost both of his parents at an early age and was placed in the Brown County foster system. As an adult he turned his home into a refuge for many foster and neighbor children. One of his favorite sayings was, "All children are a gift from God."

He is survived by his wife, Kathy along with daughters, Mirra, Julia and Liz. Additionally, he leaves behind eight siblings, Kathy Giesler, Marilyn Laes, Michael Laes, Jeanette (Darrell) Pieper, Susan Laes, Barbara (Ken) Phillips, Bonnie (Bill) Huben, Donald Laes.

In honor of John's wishes, there will be a celebration of his life on Saturday, April 5, from 12 noon until 4 p.m. at 1511 South Point Road, Green Bay, 54313. Online condolences may be sent to Lioness@New.rr.com. MALCORE (West) Funeral Home and Crematory, 499-4100, is serving the family.

Posted April 2, 2008

Skenandore, Madelyn P.

Madelyn P. Skenandore, age 66, Oneida passed away early Monday morning, March 31, 2008, at her home. She was born Nov. 23, 1941, to the late Isaac and Verlie (Doxtator) Stevens. In 1981 she was united in marriage to Henry R. Skenandore. He preceded her in death on Feb. 11, 2005.

Survivors include her children: George (Heather) Powless, De Pere; Ken Powless, De Pere; Johnny Skenandore, Green Bay; and Kim (Wilson) Powless Riveria, Green Bay; 9 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren. She is also survived by her brothers and sisters: Abraham (Sandy) Stevens, Archie Stevens, Ernest (Joann) Stevens, Emma Jean Stevens, Hazel Skenandore, and Ida (Lorna) Stevens, all of Oneida.

She was preceded in death by 2 sisters and 1 brother.

Friends may call at the Assembly of God Church in Oneida from 9 a.m. until services at 11 a.m. on Thursday, April 3, 2008 with Pastor Lonnie Johnson officiating. Burial will be in the parish cemetery.

Muehl-Boettcher Funeral Home, Seymour, is assisting the family with arrangements. Online condolences may be expressed at www.muehlboettcher.com

Posted April 2, 2008

Tilkens, Carl E.

Carl E. Tilkens, 67, Green Bay, was called home to heaven, Saturday afternoon, March 29, 2008, while at a local hospital.

Visitation at St. Bernard Church, 2040 Hillside Lane, Wednesday (TODAY) from 4 p.m. until the time of the funeral. Memorial mass 6 p.m. TODAY at the church with Rev. David J. Pleier officiating. MALCORE (East) Funeral Home is serving the family.

Please visit www.malcorefuneralhome.com to send online condolences to the family.

Posted April 2, 2008

Vandervest, Mrs. Elmer (Florence J.)

Mrs. Elmer (Florence J.) Vandervest, 79, Luxemburg, died peacefully Monday morning, March 31, 2008, in Green Bay. She was born July 27, 1928, in the town of Green Bay to the late John and Minnie (Delvaux) Renier. Florence married Elmer Vandervest on July 10, 1948 in Champion at Robinsonville Church. The couple ran a dairy farm for many years in Thiry Daems. Florence also worked as a waitress at several popular Supper Clubs and in the kitchen at Bornemann's Nursing Home, Green Bay. Her enjoyments included sewing, crocheting and spending time with her family.

Florence is survived by her husband of 59 years, Elmer; her six children and spouses, Jerry (Debbie) Vandervest, Nick (Mary Ann) Vandervest, Rick (Lynn) Vandervest, Kevin (Mary) Vandervest, Joann (Charlie) Dorner, Mary (Randy) Junion. She was also blessed with 14 grandchildren, Tracy, Jason, Bobbi Jo, Charity, Renae, Josh, Erik, Dixie, Skyla, Riley, Brent, Amy, Neil, Marcia; 11 great-grandchildren, Halie, Nathan, Nicole, Vincent, Tyler, Levi, Lane, Darin, Justin, Grace, and Claire. Florence is further survived by one brother, Elmer Renier; one sister and one brother-in-law, Verna (Russell) Vincent; one brother -in-law and two sisters-in-law, James (Arlene) Vandervest, Jenny Vandervest; and special family members, Bill (Maxine) Luedtke.

Florence was preceded in death by her step-mother, Mary Renier; one grandson, Brian Junion; one brother and two sisters-in-law, Richard and Mayme Renier and Marie Renier; two brothers-in-law and one sister-in-law, Merril and Evelyn Vandervest and Irwin Vandervest.

Friends may call at the McMAHON FUNERAL HOME, LUXEMBURG, 3 to 7 p.m., Thurs., April 3, 2008. Funeral at 7 p.m. at the funeral home, Thursday with Pastor Bill Darland and Pastor Kevin Leach officiating. Burial will be in Gospel Truth Cemetary in Lincoln.

Florence's family wishes to extend a special thank you to the staff at Unity Hospice in Ledgeview for the care they provided.

Online messages of sympathy may be e-mailed to the Vandervest Family at mcmahonfh@ centurytel.net

4/3/2008 GBPG

Posted April 3, 2008

Delvaux, Lou Ann

Lou Ann Delvaux, 66, Green Bay, formerly Oconto, passed away peacefully Wednesday April 2, 2008 with her family by her side. She was born on April 9, 1941 in Oconto to the late Vernon and Wadeann (Deaneau) Fye. Lou Ann loved the Packers, gambling, puzzles, and spending time with her family.

Survivors include four children, Lanette (Kevin) Schwartz, Sobieski; Martin Delvaux, Green Bay; Christine (Tim) Semling, Oneida; James Delvaux, Green Bay; seven grandchildren, Joshua, Amber, Britney, Eric, Rebeca, Paige (David), and Alexis and one great-granddaughter, Dakota; one sister, Mary Barley, Isla Morada, Fla.; one brother, David (Debra) Wilmot, Smith, Alabama; one sister-in-law, Sandra Fye, Green Bay; one brother-in-law, Rod Maynard, Oconto Falls; her step-mother, Bernice Fye; two step-brothers, Allen and Kevin; two step-sisters, Judy and Sandy.

She was preceded in death by 1 infant daughter, Ann Marie, 1 brother, Myron Fye, and 1 sister, Carol Maynard.

Funeral Service 3 p.m. Saturday April 5, 2008 at Rhodes-Charapata Funeral Home, Oconto with Father Patrick Beno officiating. Friends and relatives will continue to visit following the Funeral Service at the Funeral Home Saturday until 5 p.m.. Inurnment will be at Oconto Catholic Cemetery.

The family would like to give a special thank you to Woodside Lutheran Home, Green Bay especially the West Wing, and Dr. Fred Walbrun.

Posted April 3, 2008

DeStarke, Ellena H.

Ellena H. DeStarke, 100, Green Bay, died Tuesday, April 1, 2008. She was born July 20, 1907, in Green Bay, to Peter and Bertha (Adolf) Marto. On Oct. 6, 1927, she married Emil DeStarke. He preceded her in death on June 18, 1983. Ellena loved gardening, canning and cooking. She was a member of St. Agnes Parish.

She is survived by four children and their spouses, Darlene and Robert Stynoski, Chicago; Janice DenRuyter, Green Bay; Gary and Karen DeStarke, Seymour; Sharon DeStarke, Green Bay; a daughter-in-law, Della DeStarkey, Howard; 24 grandchildren; 46 great-grandchildren; 19 great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Emil; a son, Donald DeStarkey; a son-in-law, Harvey DenRuyter; one grandson; two great-grandchildren; her brothers and sisters; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law.

Friends may call at St. Agnes Catholic Church, 1484 Ninth St., from 10 to 11 a.m. Friday. The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Friday at the church with the Rev. Mark Falcone O.Praem officiating. Burial will be in Fort Howard Memorial Park. To send online condolences, please go to www.BlaneyFuneralHome.com.

A memorial fund has been established in her name.

The family extends a thank you to the staffs of Rennes Health Center and Unity Hospice and to Marlyce and Marleen for their continual visits.

Blaney Funeral Home is assisting the family.

Posted April 3, 2008

LeLou, Marcien (Marc)

Marcien (Marc) LeLou, 75, Casco, passed away peacefully at home on Tuesday, April 1, 2008. He was born Aug. 23, 1932 in Sugarbush to the late Arthur and Alice (Delveaux) LeLou. Marc farmed until 1973 and then was employed full time at Casco FS Co-op until his retirement. After retiring, he worked part time at Stodola's IGA until Oct. of 2007. He was also head maintenance and grounds keeper at Village Kitchen.

Marc served his country in the Army during the Korean Conflict. He married Carol VanGoethem on May 22, 1957 at St. Huburt Church, Sugarbush. Marc enjoyed gardening, being outdoors, playing cards with family and friends, polka music and spending quality time with his grand and great grandchildren.

He is survived by his wife, Carol; his children, Lee (Michelle) LeLou, Chris (Gary) Jacobs, Tina (friend Don Zuege) LeLou, Jodi LeLou, all of Casco, Lynn (Bob) Thompson, Kewaunee; grandchildren, Tracey (Robbie) Anderson, Jeremy (Wendy) Jacobs, Corina (friend Adam) LeLou, Kyle, Matt and Brooke Thompson; 2 great grandchildren, Cole and Harley Anderson; brothers and sisters, Ronald (Leona) LeLou, Iona Massey, Louise (Darvin) DeBaker, Dick (Bev) LeLou, Joyce Liebeck; mother-in-law, Mert VanGoethem; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Elmer Salzsider, Arnie (Joyce) VanGoethem, Jeff (Pat) VanGoethem, Harold (Carol) VanGoethem, Carol VanGoethem and friend Dale, Elaine (Don) Leiterman, Betty (Howard) Wegner, Bill (Linda) VanGoethem, Ray (Jeanette) VanGoethem, Diane (Vince) Delain; many nieces, nephews and friends; also, his dog, Toby.

He was preceded in death by a sister, Rita Salzsider; father-in-law, Arthur VanGoethem; brothers-in-law, Willard Massey, Bud Liebeck, Bob VanGoethem, Marlin Zimmer.

Friends may call at Wiesner-Massart, Casco, from 4 to 8 p.m. on Friday and again Sat. morning at the funeral home until 9:30 a.m. Wake service Friday, 6:30 p.m. with Deacon Bob Pribek. Funeral will be on Sat. at 10 a.m at Holy Trinity Catholic Church, Casco with Fr. Milton Suess officiating. Burial in the church cemetery.

Marc's family wishes to thank Fr. Suess, Luxemburg Clinic Medical Staff, Unity Hospice, family, friends and Wiesner-Massart F.H. for all of their prayers, care, comfort and support during these trying days.

In memory of Marc, The Village Kitchen will be closed Friday and Saturday.

Posted April 3, 2008

Servais, Russel F.

Russel F. Servais, 80, Green Bay passed away on Monday, March 31, 2008, at the Jack and Ingrid Meng Residence on the Unity Hospice Campus in De Pere.

Gathering of family and friends will be held on Saturday, April 5, 2008 from 9:30 A.M. to 10:30 A.M. in the Chapel of the Shrine of the Good Shepherd Chapel Mausoleum 2770 Bay Settlement Road. Funeral Service 10:30 A.M. with Rev. Walter Stumpf of St. Philip Catholic Church officiating. Entombment in the Mausoleum.

A complete obituary will appear in the Friday edition.

Hansen Family Funeral

And Cremation Services

1644 Lime Kiln Road

4/3/2008 Herald Times Reporter

Posted April 3, 2008

David L. Brouchoud

David L. Brouchoud, age 64, of 1012 20th St., Two Rivers, died on Tuesday afternoon, April 1, 2008, at Aurora Medical Center, Two Rivers.

David was born on April 19, 1943, in Two Rivers, son of the late Raymond and Joan (LaFond) Brouchoud. He attended Washington High School, Two Rivers. On Aug. 28, 1976, he married the former Judith M. Boutin at St. Mark Catholic Church. David was employed at Mirro Aluminum Company until he became disabled with diabetes in the mid 1980s.

Survivors include his wife: Judy Brouchoud, Two Rivers; one son: Michael and his special friend, April Dennis of Two Rivers; one granddaughter: Kendra Brouchoud; one expected grandchild to be born at the end of April; two step-grandchildren: Aleigha and CJ; two sisters and one brother-in-law: Julie Klein, Manitowoc, and Bonnie and Mickey Kuhl, Two Rivers; and one brother and sister-in-law: Brian and Cathy Brouchoud, Mishicot. Nieces, nephews, Godchildren, other relatives and friends, and his special dog, Lacy, also survive. He was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents: David and Catherine LaFond; and paternal grandparents: Peter and Martha Brouchoud.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, April 4, 2008, at St. Peter the Fisherman Catholic Church, Two Rivers. Officiating at the Mass of Christian Burial will be the Rev. William O'Brien. Entombment will follow at Knollwood Mausoleum.

The family will greet relatives and friends on Thursday (TONIGHT), April 3, 2008, from 5 until 8 p.m. at Klein & Stangel Funeral Home and Cremation Care Center, Two Rivers.

Friends may also call at the funeral home from 9 a.m. on Friday, April 4, 2008, until the time of the prayer service at 10 a.m.

The Klein & Stangel Funeral Home, Two Rivers, is assisting the family with funeral arrangements.

Herald Times Reporter

April 3, 2008

Posted April 3, 2008

Theodore P. 'Ted' Soucoup

Theodore P. "Ted" Soucoup, age 63, of 2340 Mirro Drive, Manitowoc, died on Monday morning, March 31, 2008, at the Manitowoc Health & Rehabilitation Center.

Ted was born on June 14, 1944, in Two Rivers, son of the late Anthony and Helen (Pietroske) Soucoup. He attended Washington High School, Two Rivers, graduating in 1962. Ted served for nine years with the U.S. Army working with electronics and traveled all over Europe. He was discharged with honors and the rank of E-7. He married the former Margie (Laurent) Pauze. She preceded him in death in February 1996. On April 18, 1997, he married the former Jenine (Disjardin) Sousek in Las Vegas, Nev. He had been a long-time resident of Two Rivers. Ted retired from Kahlenberg Brothers in 2001 after 26 years of service. He was a former member of the Tavern League, managing the Bridge Tavern and Labor Hall.

Survivors include his wife: Jenine "Jeanie" Soucoup, Manitowoc; his children: Peter Soucoup, Sheboygan; Susan Soucoup, Maryland; stepchildren: Jim Sousek, New York; Jeff (Jill) Sousek, Two Rivers; Jon (Tara) Sousek, Manitowoc; Rick Pauze and his family, Florida; Debra (Ron) Miller, Seattle, Wash.; Carol Pauze, Seattle, Wash.; Terri (Rocky LeBlanc) Pauze, Whitehouse, Tenn.; Mike Pauze, Tennessee; and Barbara Pauze, Sun Prairie; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren: brother and sister-in-law: Jerry (Janice) Soucoup, Two Rivers; two sisters and one brother-in-law: Julie (Bill) Place, Manitowoc, and Jenny Soucoup, Green Bay; three brothers-in-law: Danny (Cindy) Disjardin, Kenosha; Robert (Pamm) Disjardin, Two Rivers; and David Disjardin, Manitowoc; two sisters-in-law: Donna (Chris) Kolb, Joliet, Ill., and Denise (Starly) Turbyfill, Harrison, Ark.; friends: Marge Schweppe and family, Two Rivers; and the Immortals Motorcycle Club. Nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends also survive. He was preceded in death by his parents; brother and sister-in-law: Richard (Bonnie) Soucoup; and father-in-law and mother-in-law: Robert and Lorraine Disjardin.

Funeral services will be held at 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, April 5, 2008, at Klein & Stangel Funeral Home and Cremation Care Center, Two Rivers. Presiding at the service will be Philip Haile. Military honors will be accorded by the Two Rivers VFW and American Legion. The family will greet relatives and friends on Saturday, April 5, 2008, at the funeral home from 9 a.m. until the time of service at 11:30 a.m.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in Ted's name for the benefit of the American Cancer Society.

The Klein & Stangel Funeral Home and Cremation Care Center, Two Rivers, is assisting the family with funeral arrangements.

The family would like to extend a sincere thank you to Philip Haile; all the doctors and nurses at Woodland Clinic, especially Dr. Ganna Oosting and Dr. Mike Hoftiezer; Dr. Lynn Baatz and the staff at Holy Family Cancer Care Center, and all the nurses and staff at the Manitowoc Health & Rehabilitation Center for their compassionate care of Ted.

Herald Times Reporter

April 3, 2008

4/3/2008 Post Crescent

April 3, 2008

Marquardt, Melvin W.

Melvin W. Marquardt, age 83, of New London, formerly of Manawa, died on Monday, March 31, 2008, at Appleton Medical Center. He was born on April 7, 1924, in Manawa, son of the late Louis & Emma (Lemke) Marquardt. On August 16, 1969, he married Ruth Gehrke at Zion Lutheran Church in Manawa. Melvin worked for the Green Bay & Western Railroad for many years until his retirement. He was a member of Zion Lutheran Church in Manawa.

He is survived by his wife Ruth; a step-son: Dennis (Malou) Handrich, Weyauwega; a step-daughter: Sally (Sheldon) Otto, California; 5 step-grandchildren and 12 step-great-grandchildren; a brother: Leland (Carol) Marquardt, Appleton. He is further survived by a brother-in-law: Paul (Marie) Gehrke, Manawa, nieces, other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother Howard.

The funeral service for Melvin will be held on Friday, April 4, 2008, at 10:30 a.m. at Zion Lutheran Church in Manawa with Rev. Blaine Niskanen and Rev. Bil Sutlief officiating. Burial will be in Little Wolf Cemetery in the Town of Little Wolf. Friends may call directly at the church on Friday from 9:00 a.m. until the time of the service.

Cline-Hanson-Dahlke

176 N. Bridge St., Manawa

920-596-2500

www.clinehansondahlke funeralhomes.com

3/25/2008 Oconto County Reporter

Vernon “Ty” Portier

Vernon “Ty” Portier, 80, Lena, loving Husband, Father, Grandfather, and Great-Grandfather went to meet his Lord and Saviour on Tuesday March 18, 2008.
He was born on October 7, 1927 in Oconto Falls to the late Harris and Beryl (Greetan) Portier. On November 16, 1948 Ty married Margaret Henrichs at St. Charles Catholic Church, Lena. He served in the Naviation Dept. of the United States Navy stationed at New Jersey, Memphis, Pearl Harbor, and San Francisco. He worked for Rumpf Construction. He retired from Frigo Cheese after 40 years as a cheese maker and plant foreman. Ty liked gardening, nature and spending time with his grandchildren. Most of all he loved displaying his Christmas lights for the enjoyment of others.
Survivors include his wife of 59 years, Margaret, six children: Marcia (Robert) Quade, Gillett; Michael Portier, Spruce; Debra (Dave) Endicott, Warrenton MO; Dean (Susan) Portier, Lena; Thomas (Beckette) Portier, Lena; Tracy (Josh) Maloney, Coleman; 10 grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren (he was looking forward to the arrival of his nineth great-grandchild); and three step-great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by one brother Jerry.
Friends called at Rhodes-Charapata Funeral Home, Lena from 4-8 PM Monday. 6:30 service Doney-DeGrave American Legion Post 342. 7 PM parish wake service. Visitation continued at Holy Cross Catholic Church, Lena from 9-10:30 AM Tuesday. Mass of Christian Burial was conducted 10:30 AM Tuesday March 25, 2008 at the church with Father Celestine Byekwaso officiating. Burial followed at St. Charles Catholic Cemetery, Lena.

Virginia Wille

Virginia Wille, a longtime Kelly Lake resident and Wisconsin native, passed away on March 3, 2008, in Seattle. She was 83.
Mrs. Wille had been living with her youngest daughter, Marianne Carlson, and her two grandchildren, Michelle and Brian, since moving there from her home on Kelly Lake some three and a half years ago.
She was born Virginia Mae Portier in Oshkosh on May 14, 1924, to Bernice Portier, whose ancestors include the Burbey and Martineau families.
Virginia Portier attended the old one-room schoolhouse at Hickory and then attended schools in Oconto. She married Lt. Thomas Wille on Oct. 21, 1944, in Milwaukee. Lt. Wille, a Milwaukee native, was a flight instructor with the Army Air Corps stationed at Dotham, Ala., at the time. Over the next decades, they traveled the world while Thomas Wille rose in rank in the Air Force and commanded fighter squadrons in the Philippines, Libya, Cape Cod, Mass. and Goose Bay, Labrador. They also had three children, Debra, Christopher and Marianne.
They were stationed in Colorado Springs on several occasions, and Col. Wille retired there in the early 1970.
Mrs. Wille enjoyed entertaining family and friends, especially with tables piled high with her cooking and baking. She will always be remembered for her quick smile and laugh.
After Col. Wille passed away in 1986, Mrs. Wille longed to return to her roots in Wisconsin, and she purchased the old cabin on the banks of Kelly Lake at the headwaters of Kelly Brook, where she and Thomas vacationed on occasion. With the efforts of Marianne, she tore down the drafty old place and built a fine home there.
She dearly loved all her wonderful friends in Kelly Lake and beyond. Her children are deeply grateful to all who showed her great friendship.
Mrs. Wille is survived by her youngest daughter, Marianne, and her two children, Michelle and Brian; son Chris and his wife, Susan, and their two children, Paul and Kristin; oldest daughter, Debbie and her three children, Heather, Jonathan and Laura; and numerous other relatives.
Friends may call from 10 a.m. to 12 noon Friday at Rhodes-Charapata Funeral Home, Lena. A celebration of life service will be held March 28, 2008, at 12 noon at Rhodes-Charapata Funeral Home, 438 W. Main St., Lena, with burial to follow at the Saint Charles Cemetery. Family and friends will gather at the Holiday Inn at Kelly Lake after the burial, and everyone is welcome to share their favorite story about Virginia with the family.

Margaret Jane Harris

Margaret Jane Harris, 86, died at home on March 21, 2008. Margaret was born in the town of Freedom on September 21, 1922 to Edward and Margaret (Pebbles) Van Blarcom.
On June 12, 1940 Margaret married Aubrey Harris.
Margaret is survived by her husband of 67 years, Aubrey, her brother, John Van Blarcom, sister, Dorothy Garrick, her children, Lois (Skip) Erickson, June (Jim) Landru, Clara Pond and Eugene (Lori) Harris. She is also survived by her grandchildren, Chris Erickson, Cheri (Carey) Carlson, Bonnie (Scott) Corcoran, Kaye Mattern, Lee (Lori) Mattern, Lori (Jerry) St. Peter, Jeff (Tammy) Weber, Shelly (Kevin) Schultz, Bethany (Neal Magin) Harris and Caitie Harris. Margaret had 19 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.
Margaret enjoyed fishing, camping and being at home in her family homestead. She was a fiercely independent person who believed that you made do with what you had and if you didn't have it, see if you could make it with what you had. She was at her happiest when all of her children were at her home and Aubrey had brats on the grill. She will be sadly missed by her family. She was preceded in death by her parents, her brothers, Raymond, John and Bert Van Blarcom, her sisters, Marie Loy and Lillian Mott, infant daughter Jane and her granddaughters, Annette Weber and Kathy Mattern.
Services will be held at the Bethel Baptist Church in Wabeno on Friday, March 28th with visitation at 9:30 a.m. and a memorial service to follow at 10:30 a.m. Pastor Dennis Larson officiating.
Assisting the family with arrangements, Suminski Memorial Services of Wabeno, (715) 473-3131. Online condolences to www.suminskifuneral.com

Bernice Katherine (Dury) Barrett

Bernice Katherine (Dury) Barrett, 78, passed away at her home in Oconto February 29, 2008. She was born to the late Edmond and Katherine (Tassoul) Dury January 20, 1930 in Green Bay.
She is survived by one sister, Rita Segersin, Green Bay; one brother, Elmer Dury, Green Bay; one son, Dean Dury, Oconto; and special mention of nieces, nephews and friends, Elmer and Michelle Dury, Jr., Raymond and Chris Loberger, Harold and Sandra Cretton, Charlie Gantz, Pete, Bobbie, Hannah, Hailey, Eddie, Missy Angel, Rita, Joyce, Ray, and so many others that know who they are. She will also be sadly missed by her pets, Tuffy and Louie.
Bernice was preceded in death by brothers, Edward Dury, Roger Dury, and Raymond Delarwelle.
Special thanks to the doctors and nurses of Bellin Hospital, Green Bay, Unity Hospice and Dr. Joseph Dobson and his staff, and her friends at Pamida Pharmacy, Oconto.
"After all these years the truth is out, Mom was older than the 36 years she always claimed to be. Her wish was to be cremated and laid to rest next to her brother Roger. Mom will soon be resting with "Unk."
Rhodes-Charapata Funeral Home, Oconto is assisting the family (920) 834-2133.

Rita M. Vannieuwenhoven

Rita M. Vannieuwenhoven, 68, of Lakewood (formerly of Suamico) went to join her parents and son in heaven on Monday, February 25, 2008, while at a local hospital. She was born October 15, 1939, to the late Gabriel and Beatrice (Krouse) Leurquin in Green Bay. On October 27, 1956, Rita married Raymond Vannieuwenhoven in Green Bay. They celebrated their golden wedding anniversary October 27, 2007. Rita was a lifelong housewife and mother. She was a member of the Red Hat Hummers of Lakewood. She loved to dance, sing karaoke, play bingo and games with her family.
Survivors include her wonderful husband, Raymond; three daughters, Denise (Randy) Jackett, Lakewood; Sue Stephanie Vannieuwenhoven (Darren Helms), Clintonville; and Dorothy Vannieuwenhoven (Larry Laverdiere), Howard; two sons, Darcy (Bonnie Katzbahn) Vannieuwenhoven and John Vannieuwenhoven (Mary Richert); eight grandchildren, Jenny and Michael, Sheboygan; David, Ashley and Crystal, Green Bay; Chrissy and Jessica, Clintonville; and Johnathon, North Carolina; four great-grandchildren; a twin brother, Richard Leurquin, Eagle River; and cousins and friends.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her son, Daniel and her grandson, Michael.
Friends called after 1:00 P.M. Thursday, February 28, at Lyndahl Funeral Home where the funeral service took place at 5:30 P.M. Burial in St. Benedict's Catholic Cemetery in Suamico. Online condolences may be expressed at www.lyndahl.com.
Rita's family extends a very special thank you to all of the doctors and staff who cared for her during her battle with diabetes and other illnesses.
Lyndahl Funeral Home
and Cremation Services
Lombardi Ave. & Ridge Rd.
(920) 499-1223

4/4/2008 GBPG

Posted April 4, 2008

LeLou, Marcien (Marc)

Marcien (Marc) LeLou, 75, Casco, passed away peacefully at home on Tuesday, April 1, 2008. He was born Aug. 23, 1932 in Sugarbush to the late Arthur and Alice (Delveaux) LeLou. Marc farmed until 1973 and then was employed full time at Casco FS Co-op until his retirement. After retiring, he worked part time at Stodola's IGA until October of 2007. He was also head maintenance and grounds keeper at Village Kitchen.

Marc served his country in the Army during the Korean Conflict. He married Carol VanGoethem on May 22, 1957, at St. Huburt Church, Sugarbush. Marc enjoyed gardening, being outdoors, playing cards with family and friends, polka music and spending quality time with his grand and great grandchildren.

He is survived by his wife, Carol; his children, Lee (Michelle) LeLou, Chris (Gary) Jacobs, Tina (friend Don Zuege) LeLou, Jodi LeLou, all of Casco; Lynn (Bob) Thompson, Kewaunee; grandchildren, Tracey (Robbie) Anderson, Jeremy (Wendy) Jacobs, Corina (friend Adam) LeLou, Kyle, Matt and Brooke Thompson; two great- grandchildren, Cole and Harley Anderson; brothers and sisters, Ronald (Leona) LeLou, Iona Massey, Louise (Darvin) DeBaker, Dick (Bev) LeLou, Joyce Liebeck; mother-in-law, Mert VanGoethem; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Elmer Salzsider, Arnie (Joyce) VanGoethem, Jeff (Pat) VanGoethem, Harold (Karen) VanGoethem, Carol VanGoethem and friend Dale, Elaine (Don) Leiterman, Betty (Howard) Wegner, Bill (Linda) VanGoethem, Ray (Jeanette) VanGoethem, Diane (Vince) Delain; many nieces, nephews and friends; also, his dog, Toby.

He was preceded in death by a sister, Rita Salzsider; father-in-law, Archie VanGoethem; brothers-in-law, Willard Massey, Bud Liebeck, Bob VanGoethem, Marlin Zimmer.

Friends may call at Wiesner-Massart, Casco, from 4 to 8 p.m. on Friday and again Saturday morning at the funeral home until 9:30 a.m. Wake service Friday, 6:30 p.m. with Deacon Bob Pribek. Funeral will be on Saturday at 10 a.m at Holy Trinity Catholic Church, Casco with Fr. Milton Suess officiating. Burial in the church cemetery.

Marc's family wishes to thank Fr. Suess, Luxemburg Clinic Medical Staff, Unity Hospice, family, friends and Wiesner-Massart F.H. for all of their prayers, care, comfort and support during these trying days.

In memory of Marc, The Village Kitchen will be closed Friday and Saturday.

Posted April 4, 2008

Servais, Russel F.

Russel F. Servais, 80, Green Bay passed away on Monday, March 31, 2008, at the Jack and Ingrid Meng Residence on the Unity Hospice Campus in De Pere. Russel was born on Oct. 15, 1927, in Green Bay, the son of the late Frank and Alice Servais. Russ was a graduate of Green Bay West High School with the Class of 1945. Russ served his country in the United States Army from 1945 until his honorable discharge in 1947. Upon his return to civilian life, Russ pursued his education at Saint Norbert College graduating in 1951. Russ worked as an accountant at various companies in the Green Bay area retiring from Saint Vincent Hospital. Russ loved spending time with his entire family and friends.

Russ is survived by his children, Russ and Chris Servais, Chaska, Minn.; Steve and Chris Servais, Green Bay; Jennifer and Bob LaCombe, Bend, Ore.; nine grandchildren, Joshua Servais, Jacob Servais, Jordan Servais, Steve and Stephanie Servais, Andrew Servais, Aaron Servais, Jane and Nick Shein, Ellen LaCombe, Bobbi LaCombe, and one great-grandchild, Lauren Shein; a brother, Howard and Jean Servais Westminster, Calif., two nephews and two nieces; his stepchildren, Tom and Mary Jo Zeise, David and Connie Zeise, Daniel and Theresa Zeise, Allen and Cyndi Zeise, Matt and Mary Grace Zeise; grandchildren and great-grandchildren; a sister-in-law, Marvel Buell.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Jane in 1975, his second wife, Carol in 2004; his parents, Frank and Alice Servais; and his brother, James Servais.

Gathering of family and friends will be held on Saturday, April 5, 2008, from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. in the Chapel of the Shrine of the Good Shepherd Chapel Mausoleum 2770 Bay Settlement Road. Funeral Service 10:30 a.m. with the Rev. Walter Stumpf of St. Philip Catholic Church officiating. Entombment in the Mausoleum. Online condolences may be expressed at www.hansenfuneralservice.com

In lieu of flowers, Memorial Donations may be made to the American Diabetes Association.

Milwaukee WI office

2323 N. Mayfair Road

Suite 502

Wauwatosa, WI 53226-1507

A special thank you to Russ' care takers, Jennifer and Jeff Thompson for the loving care of their Dad. We can never thank you enough.The family would like to offer a warm note of appreciation to Dr. Walbrun and his staff for all of their care and compassion. Also, a special thank-you to Unity Hospice for the dignity shown to Russ and his family.

Hansen Family Funeral

And Cremation Services

1644 Lime Kiln Road

(920) 593-2620

Posted April 4, 2008

Thompson, Lowell "Butch" E.

Lowell "Butch" E. Thompson, 66, Oconto, died peacefully in his home, Wednesday morning, April 2, 2008.

Butch was born Lowell Edward Thompson, Feb. 25, 1942, in Green Bay, a son born to Delbert and Helen (Belleau) Thompson. The family moved to Oconto when he was a young boy. Butch joined the U.S. Navy in 1960 and was discharged from reserve duty in 1966. Butch ran a fish route in the area and owned and operated his own trucking, hauling boats for Cruisers, Inc., Oconto, for many years.

He was a member of Holy Trinity Parish, Oconto, and was an avid hunter and fisherman.

Survivors include a son, Delbert Thompson, Madison; two daughters, Brenda (Bill) Hipke, Oconto; and Shelly Wos, Lena; two sisters, Darlene Uhl and Sharon Lade, Oconto; grandchildren, Jolene and Janel Hipke and Brandon and Amanda Wos; a longtime dear friend, Jo Dufek, Oconto; numerous nieces and nephews, other relatives and friends.

Butch was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Ronald and Gary Thompson; and two sisters, Shirley Dodds and Donna Thompson; and a special friend, Sandi Dufek.

The family will receive relatives and friends at Holy Trinity Catholic Church, Park Avenue at Madison Street, Oconto, from 9 until 10:45 a.m. Saturday, April 5, 2008. A funeral Mass will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday in the Church. The Rev. Fr. John H. Harber presiding. Interment Oconto Catholic Cemetery.

The family extends their most sincere thanks to Dr. Kenneth Kellner and the nursing staff at Aurora Dialysis Center in Marinette and Unity Hospice.

A photo tribute may be viewed and condolences expressed at www.ackermanfuneraldirectors.com.

ACKERMAN

Funeral Directors

(920) 834-3028

4/5/2008 GBPG

Posted April 5, 2008

De Lano, Edward

Edward De Lano, 100, Pensaukee, died Thursday, April 3, 2008, at his home. Ed was born April 9, 1907, in Pensaukee, to the late Harry and Anna De Lano. Ed married June Leigh on June 26, 1929. She preceded him in death on Aug. 19, 1997. Ed graduated from Stephenson Agricultural Training School. He purchased the Woodlawn farm and operated it of 85 years. Ed sold insurance for Maple Valley from 1938 to 1990. Ed founded the 4H Club in Couillardville. Ed was a Sunday school teacher at the Oconto Gospel Chapel for 25 years. Ed was a Committeeman for Farmers Home Administration since 1937. Ed was a member of the Oconto Gospel Chapel.

Ed is survived by a daughter, Yvonne (Gordon) Schmid, Pensaukee; a daughter-in-law, Judithe De Lano, Pensaukee; five grandchildren and four great- grandchildren.

He is preceded in death by a son, Mervyn De Lano; a brother, Milton E. Nicholas; and a sister, Jewel Matravers.

The family will receive relatives and friends at the Oconto Gospel Chapel, Oconto from 9:30 to 11 a.m. Wednesday, April 9, 2008. Memorial services will be conducted Wednesday 11 a.m. at the church with the Rev. David Williams officiating. The Gallagher Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Oconto, is assisting the family. On line condolences may be expressed at www.gallagherfuneralhome.net.

In lieu of flowers, a memorial has been established for the Humane Society.

A special thank you to the angels at Heartland Hospice for their care and compassion.

4/6/2008 GBPG

Posted April 6, 2008

La Rock, Charlotte "Char"

Charlotte "Char" La Rock, 67, Wauwatosa, former De Pere resident, passed away unexpectedly on Friday morning, April 4, 2008, at home. The daughter of the late Ralph and Marie (Lamere) Meverden was born June 30, 1940. She married Gerald "Jerry" LaRock on June 18, 1960, at St. John Lutheran Church, De Pere. Jerry and Char owned and operated the Nicolet Restaurant, her family business, in Historic Downtown De Pere since April 1963. Jerry preceded Char in death on Oct. 6, 1995.

Survivors include one son, Giles, and special friend, Jennie Lovejoy; one sister, Ruth (Bernie) Cichocki, Howards Grove; one sister-in-law, Ellie Meverden, Two Rivers; one step-sister, Arnoldene "Dene" Baeten, Ranch Lake; nieces (daughter, Lisa) and nephews, as well as her family of friends at Nicolet Restaurant.

Char was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Jerry; one brother, Jim; and her step-father, Duke Lueke.

Family and friends may call at RYAN FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORY, 305 North Tenth Street, De Pere from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, April 9, 2008. Visitation will continue at St. John's Lutheran Church, Lost Dauphin Road at Scheuring Road, De Pere from 9 to 11 a.m. Thursday, April 10, 2008. A Service in Celebration of Char's Life will be held on Thursday at the Church with inurnment in Lawrence Cemetery.

Please visit www.ryanfh.com to send online condolences to the LaRock family.

Posted April 6, 2008

Wallace, Clifford "Cliff"

Clifford "Cliff" Wallace, 76, Green Bay, died Wednesday, April 2, 2008, at home after a brief illness. Born in Ishpeming, Mich., Sept. 22, 1931, he is the son of the late Frederick and Florence (Visna) Wallace. Cliff married the former Germaine LaCrosse in 1957 and she preceded him in death. He worked at American Laundry for 30 years until his retirement. Cliff enjoyed fishing and playing cards.

He is survived by his children, Gary and Lisa Wallace, David and Wanda Wallace, Lori and Doug Hurkmans, and Jeff (and fiancee, Susan Drake) Wallace, all of Green Bay; many grandchildren and great-grandchildren; three sisters and brother-in-law, Leona Kinjerski, Kewaunee; Violet and Bert Varga, Algoma; and Gladys Jacquart, Green Bay; brother, Raymond Wallace, Green Bay; nieces and nephews; caretakers and friends, Kimberly Pruitt, William McRorie, Augusta Williams, Anthony Morrishow, and Max.

Cliff was preceded in death by his parents; son, Richard Wallace; brother, Norman Wallace; brothers-in-law, Elmer Jacquart and Frank Kinjerski; sister-in-law, Stella Wallace.

Visitation at Victory in Life Church, 515 S. Monroe Street, (parking behind Curves) Wednesday from 5:30 p.m. until the time of the service. Memorial Service Wednesday, 7 p.m. at the church with the Rev. Tony Madden officiating. MALCORE (East) Funeral Home assisted the family. Visit www.malcorefuneralhome.com to send an online condolence to the family.

4/6/2008 Herald Times Reporter

Posted April 6, 2008

Laurabelle B. Ross

Laurabelle B. Ross, age 82, of 4916 Roneta Lane, Manitowoc, died early on Friday morning, April 4, 2008, at Holy Family Memorial Medical Center.

Laurabelle was born on May 8, 1925, in Algoma, daughter of the late Austin and Nora (LeClaux) Gilson. She graduated from Algoma High School and attended Milwaukee College of Nursing in Wauwatosa. She met and married Donald J. Ross Sr. on Nov. 10, 1945, in Milwaukee. He preceded her in death on June 20, 1994. Laurabelle worked for the Mishicot School District for many years. She cherished the many friends she made there. After her retirement, Don and Laurabelle retired to Trump Lake in Wabeno in the summer, and Lakeland, Fla., in the winter. They traveled for years and really enjoyed their nomadic life. After the children settled and her husband had passed away, Laurabelle traveled alone and visited her children. She was involved in crafts, sewing, crocheting and volunteer work.

Survivors include her two sons and two daughters-in-law: Donald (Mary) Ross Jr., New Franken; and Jesse (Jacque) Ross, Whitelaw; two daughters and one son-in-law: Bobbie Chaloupka, Fairfield Bay, Ariz.; and Jessica (Dean) Schultz, Manitowoc; 13 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; two sons-in-law: Michael Kuffel, Wabeno; and John Wentker Sr., Manitowoc; one sister: Claire Wagner, Marinette; and one sister-in-law: Barb Koch, Marinette. Nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends also survive. She was preceded in death by her husband: Donald Ross Sr.; two daughters: Rochelle Wentker and Roxie Kuffel; one son-in-law: David (Duffy) Chaloupka Sr.; one brother: Douglas Koch; and one sister: Dalcein Gilson.

Funeral services will be held at 2:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 8, 2008, at the Knollwood Chapel Mausoleum, 1500 Hwy. 310, Manitowoc. Deacon Tom Koch will officiate, with entombment in the mausoleum to follow.

Relatives and friends may call from 5 until 8 p.m. on Monday, April 7, 2008, at the Reinbold & Pfeffer Family Funeral Home of Manitowoc, 818 State St., and again on Tuesday at the mausoleum chapel from 1:30 p.m. until the time of service at 2:30 p.m.

Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association or the American Cancer Society in Laurabelle's name.

Laurabelle would like to thank Jessica and Dean for taking care of her and being there when she needed them.

Herald Times Reporter

April 6, 2008

4/6/2008 Post Crescent

April 6, 2008

Lloyd, Marilyn L.

Marilyn Lee Lloyd, 82, Randolph, passed away peacefully on Thursday, April 3, 2008, at Hillside Manor, Beaver Dam, surrounded by her family. Marilyn was born on Feb. 11, 1926, in Randolph, a daughter of Henry and Gladys (Ridgway) Pritchard. She attended local schools and following her graduation from Randolph High School in 1944, Marilyn attended Carroll College in Waukesha. She completed her education from the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh, and then taught Kindergarten for 17 years at Foster School in Appleton. On Sept. 9, 1967, she was united in marriage to Robert Lloyd at the Bethany Presbyterian Church Manse where she has been a lifelong member. Robert and Marilyn lived in the Randolph area and enjoyed traveling, especially to Europe and Hawaii. Her love for music was shared with others when she played the organ for church services. Marilyn was very proud of her Welsh Heritage and enjoyed attending Gymanfa Ganu, (Welsh Hymn Sings) in Wisconsin and often traveling to the National events.

Marilyn is survived by Robert, her husband of forty years; one sister, Gwen Ganz, Fox Lake; her very loving friend and caregiver, Mary Mulder, Fox Lake; and her sister-in-law, Shirley Lloyd, Cambria. She is further survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents, a sister, Marjorie Pierce; and four brothers-in-law, Glenn Pierce; Reuben Ganz; Hayden Lloyd; and Pierce Lloyd.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, April 8, 2008, at the Bethany Presbyterian Church, 275 North High Street, Randolph with the Rev. Linda Heisler officiating. Burial will follow in the Randolph Cemetery. The family will receive visitors on Tuesday at the church beginning at 9 a.m. until the hour of service.

A Memorial Fund has been established for the Salvation Army, and the Macular Degeneration Foundation.

Randolph Community Funeral Home is serving the family.

April 6, 2008

Williamson, Loretta L.

Loretta L. Williamson, age 85, of Menasha, passed away peacefully with her family by her side on Thursday, April 3, 2008, at St. Elizabeth Hospital. She was born on September 6, 1922, in New London, daughter of the late Frank and Anna (Peterson) Longrie. Loretta married Warren J. Williamson on May 20, 1946, in Milwaukee; he preceded her in death on March 30, 2007.

She was a member of St. John Catholic Church, Menasha. She enjoyed working in her flower gardens. Loretta was a loving and devoted mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother, who dedicated her life to her family.

She will be missed by her daughters: Tracey (Robert) Stoffregen, Lynn (Mike) Howe, Mary (Bruce) Karnopp, Lori Meyer; nine grandchildren: Nick, Jake, Danielle, Michael, Carrie, Jill, Lindsey, Ethan, Kayla; five great-grandchildren: Kylie, Erik, Madison, Alexis, and Morgan; and a sister, Francis Dexter.

She was also preceded in death by her son, Thomas Williamson, a grandson Erik, and nine brothers and sisters.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m., on Tuesday, April 8, 2008, at Martens-Laemmrich Funeral Home, 312 Milwaukee Street, Menasha, with Sr. Mary Arnoldussen officiating. Visitation will be held from 10 a.m. until the time of service at the funeral home. Interment will take place in St. Mary Cemetery, Appleton. In lieu of flowers, a memorial will be established.

Loretta's family would like to extend a special thank you to the nurses and staff on the Sub-Acute Unit at St. Elizabeth for their care.

Marten-Laemmrich

Funeral Home

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4/7/2008 GBPG

Posted April 7, 2008

Herlache, Alden R.

Alden R. Herlache, Germantown, passed away Friday, April 4, 2008, at the age of 87.

Beloved husband of 66 years to Grace Herlache (nee Mager). Loving father of Kathleen (John) Kessler and Diane (John) Greene. Proud grandfather of Sheri (Steve) Depies, Carrie (Mike) Fischer, Jeff Kessler, Kelly (Chris) Leet and Tara Babicky. Loving great grandfather of Amanda, Allison, Brandon, Kaylee, Danielle, Josh, Madelyn and Christopher. Further survived by other relatives and friends.

Funeral Tuesday, April 8, at Grace Lutheran Church (N87 W16171 Kenwood Blvd., Menomonee Falls) at 1 p.m. Instate at the church from 11 a.m. until the time of service. Interment Wisconsin Memorial Park. Alden taught painting at the Germantown Senior Center for 20 years.

SCHRAMKA-HERRICK

Serving the Family

Menomonee Falls, WI

(262) 251-0330

Posted April 7, 2008

Van Dyck, Florence Mary

Florence Mary Van Dyck, 93, De Pere, went to her heavenly father Saturday afternoon, April 5, 2008, surrounded by her loving family. Florence was born Oct. 9, 1914, the daughter of Ferdinand and Hattie (Baeten) Van Dyck. Florence lived in De Pere her entire life. She attended St. Mary Grade School and De Pere High School. She spent her entire life happily working at the family grocery store, Baetens. She was proud of her Dutch heritage and loved her country. Florence enjoyed sewing, knitting and reading. She also was an active walker. Florence had a very deep faith with a great devotion to the rosary. She was a member of St. Mary Catholic Community, De Pere, and the Christian Ladies Society.

Florence will be deeply missed by her brothers, Jerome Van Dyck with whom she lived with her entire life; and Robert Van Dyck, Grafton, Wis.; and her sister, Janet (Alfred) Pearson, Green Bay, Wis. She is also survived by her loving nieces and nephews, all of whom she loved as her own children.

She was preceded in death by her parents, brothers, Raymond (Eunice) Van Dyck; and Norbert (Marian) Van Dyck; sisters: Hubertha (Richard) Schippers; Elizabeth (Leo Piumbroek) (Joseph Hendricks); and Genevieve Van Dyck; sisters-in-law, Rosie Van Dyck; and step mother, Mary Van Dyck.

Friends may call at St. Mary Catholic Community, Pope John the XXIII Circle, off Sportsmans Dr, Town of Ledgeview, on Tuesday, April 8, 2008, from 9 a.m. until the time of Mass. Mass of Resurrection 11 a.m. Tuesday at the church with Rev. David Duffeck officiating. Interment in Mt. Olivet Cemetery.

Cotter Funeral Home is assisting the family. On-line condolences may be expressed to the family at www.cotterfuneralhome.com.

A Memorial fund to Notre Dame Grade School, De Pere, has been established.

Florence's family wishes to thank all of Florence's caregivers at Rennes Healthcare Center for their wonderful care the past two years.

Posted April 7, 2008

Van Lanen, Irene (Ma)

Irene (Ma) Van Lanen, 85, New Franken, went to meet the Lord on April 6, 2008, after a short illness. She was born in Tonet May 28, 1922, to the late Eli and Margaret (Denis) Vanden Houten. On April 18, 1942, she married the late Orville H. Van Lanen. Together they farmed for many years and sold vegetables at the Farmer's Market in Green Bay. During her retirement years, she moved to Morraine Ridge where she made many new friends. Irene enjoyed playing cards and Bingo and spending quality time with her grandchildren and great grandchildren. She especially enjoyed watching All-Star Wrestling with her grandchildren and great grandchildren every Monday night.

Survivors include eight children, Milton (Jean) Van Lanen, Green Bay; Barbara (Peter) Beyer, New Franken; Shirley Huxford, Green Bay; Sandie (Paul) Dorner, Luxemburg; David Van Lanen, Green Bay; Michael (Patti) Van Lanen, New Franken; Rodney (special friend Mary) Van Lanen, Green Bay; and Loretta (Alvin) Beyer, New Franken. Irene was also blessed with 22 grandchildren and 21 great grandchildren. She is further survived by one brother-in-law, Jack Burkle; and two sisters-in-law, Ella and Marie Vanden Houten.

Irene was preceded in death by her husband, Orville; one son, Thomas; one infant daughter, Theresa; one sister and brother-in-law, Doris and Clarence De Jardin; two brothers, Alvin and Emerson Vanden Houten; mother and father-in-law, Martin and Antoinette Van Lanen; sisters-in-law, Ella Piton; Sarah VandenHoven; Gen Van Lanen; and Verna Burckle; brothers-in-law, Cyrus Piton; Edmund VandenHoven; and Rodney and Donald Van Lanen.

Friends may call at Proko-Wall Funeral Home, 1630 E. Mason St. on Tuesday from 4 to 8 p.m. Parish wake service 7 p.m. Visitation will continue on Wednesday at Holy Cross Catholic Church, 3009 Bay Settlement Road, from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial 10:30 a.m. with Rev. Tom Hagendorf, O. Praem., officiating. Burial in Holy Cross Cemetery.

Online condolences may be sent to the Van Lanen family at www.prokowall.com.

The family would like to thank Dr. Jason Nitke for all his care and concern for the past year. Special heartfelt thanks to Unity Hospice and all the angels that work at Anna's House, who made Mom's stay there so pleasant. God bless them.

Posted April 7, 2008

Wery, Carol J.

Carol Jean Wery, 64, Sturgeon Bay, died at Door County Memorial Hospital on April 5, 2008. She was born Feb. 1, 1944, in Green Bay, to Clifford and Alice (Kluth) Tease. On April 8, 1967, she married Desire Wery in Green Bay. Carol was a member of Corpus Christi Church, the American Legion Auxillary (Post #72), and TREA Auxillary. She enjoyed playing cards, ironing clothes and spending time with friends and relatives, especially her granddaughter, who was the love of her life.

Survivors include her husband; a son, Thomas Wery, Sturgeon Bay; a granddaughter, Olivia Wery; three sisters, Lois (Robert) Anderson, Peshtigo; Sharon (Tom) Bonk, Sobieski; and Carla (Bob) Kocha, Green Bay; and three sisters-in-law, Rajah Notz, Sturgeon Bay; Dorothy Ducas, Algoma; and Marian Wery, Forestville.

She was preceded in death by her parents, two brothers and a sister.

Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday, April 9, 2008, at Corpus Christi Church, the Rev. Anthony Birdsall officiating. Entombment in St. Joseph Cemetery Mausoleum. Friends may call after 10 a.m. Wednesday at the church until time of services.

Forbes Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. On line condolences may be offered from www.forbesfuneralhome.com.

Special thanks to the staff of Door County Memorial, the Skilled Nursing Facility, and to Katie Graf for all their wonderful care and support.

4/7/2008 Herald Times Reporter

Posted April 7, 2008

Clara J. Kroening

Clara J. Kroening, age 102, of the Calumet Homestead, formerly of Brillion, was called home to live with her Lord on Sunday, April 6, 2008.

She was born on July 14, 1905, in Reedsville, daughter of the late Otto & Anna (Boelk) Dickert.

On April 23, 1924, she married Hubert Kroening at Reedsville. Clara and her husband farmed in the town of Maple Grove until moving to Brillion.

She was a lifelong member of St. John St. James Lutheran Church in Reedsville and an honorary member of the Ladies Aid.

Survivors include two daughters: Doris Bergelin of Chilton, Janet (Eugene) Buboltz of Brillion; two daughters-in-law: Margaret Kroening of Brillion, Loretta Kroening of Manitowoc; 11 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; two step great-great-grandchildren; a sister-in-law Rose Kroening of Kaukauna; and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Hubert, in 1968; two sons: Harlan Kroening and Donald Kroening; a son-in-law, Melvin Bergelin; two grandsons: Randy Kroening and Scott Buboltz; a brother, Leonard Dickert, and a sister Vila Seefeldt.

Funeral service will be held on Wednesday, April 9, at 1 p.m. at St. John St. James Lutheran Church in Reedsville. The Rev. Timothy Nommensen will officiate. Burial will be in the Trinity Lutheran Cemetery, Brillion.

Friends may call at the church on Wednesday from 10 a.m. until the time of service.

The Wieting Funeral Home in Brillion is assisting the family with arrangements.

Herald Times Reporter

April 7, 2008

4/7/2008 Post Crescent

April 7, 2008

Masse, B. Robert "Bob"

Bob Masse, Appleton, a devoted husband, father and grandfather, died unexpectedly from a pulmonary embolism on April 4, 2008, at Appleton Medical Center. Bob was born in Jewitt City, Conn., on June 17, 1928. He was the ninth of ten children. His father died when he was three years old. His mother and siblings joined together to contribute to the family household under difficult circumstances. At age 18, Bob joined the U.S. Navy. After serving for two years he attended Bentley School of Finance and Accounting in Boston. During this time he met the love of his life, Ruth, on a blind date. The rest is history. Bob and Ruth were married on June 12, 1951. They moved to Willimantic, Conn., and began their wonderful life together. It was there that their first six children were born. Bob worked for Prudential Insurance as a sales agent. The family moved to Wisconsin in 1959 when Bob joined the H.C. Prange Co. Four more children were born. Appleton became their new home. Bob began his career at the H.C. Prange Co. as an Operations Manager. He worked 30 years with the company managing stores in Oshkosh, Fond du Lac, and Appleton. He also served as Vice President of the company. Bob was very involved in the Appleton community. He was an active member of St. Mary's Catholic Church. He was a Rotary member, and served as a board member and volunteered at St. Elizabeth Hospital. Some of Bob's favorite activities included golf, bridge, scrabble, Bible study, poker club, winters in Arizona and New Mexico, and spending time with family and friends.

Bob is survived by his loving wife, Ruth; children, B. Robert Masse Jr., Mark (Kathryn) Masse, Steve (Geralyn) Masse, Mary Masse, Cam (Don) Markwardt, Lisa Schmitting, Lynda (Jeff) Nienhaus, and Ann Masse (Daniel Levan); son-in-law, Mike Blasi; grandchildren, Robert, Donald, Rachel, Claire, John and Therese Masse, Joseph, Timothy, Laura and Ellen Blasi, David (Lauren), Elizabeth (Sean) Goss, Matthew, Adam, and Rebecca Masse, Erin and Sarah Masse, Camryn and Ava Masse, Laura, Donald and Ruth Markwardt, Johnathon, Carly and Derek Schmitting, Anna and Julia Nienhaus, and Carl and Aaron Levan; great-grandchild, Jeremiah Goss; sisters, Sister Theresa Masse and Claire Skaradowski.

Bob is preceded in death by his parents, Louis and Leontine (Roi) Masse; daughter, Gigi Blasi; son, John; and infant son, David; three brothers and four sisters.

Bob was most proud of his marriage of 56 years to Ruth. She truly was the love of his life. Bob was an exceptional role model for his ten children and his 29 grandchildren. His optimism was an inspiration to all. His thoughtful, loving and compassionate manner will not be forgotten. His qualities will live on in our hearts. He often referred to his life and said he was truly blessed. His loved ones were truly blessed with a most extraordinary man.

A funeral liturgy for Bob will be held on Wednesday, April 9, 2008, at 11:30 a.m. at ST. MARY'S CATHOLIC CHURCH, 312 State Street, Appleton, with Father O'Rourke officiating. Friends may call at the church from 9:30 a.m. until the time of service.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to St. Mary's Catholic Church or a charity of your choice in Bob's name.

WICHMANN FUNERAL HOME

537 N. Superior Street

Appleton 920-739-1231

www.wichmannfargo.com

4/8/2008 GBPG

Posted April 8, 2008

Bournoville, Shirley G.

Shirley Bournoville, Appleton, 72, died on Monday, April 7, 2008, at St. Elizabeth Hospital surrounded by her family. She was born on July 30, 1935, in Brussels, Wis., the daughter of the late Harry and Rose (Lampereur) Bournoville. Shirley taught in the Kimberly School District for 37 years, retiring in 1998. She was an advisor for the Kimberly Home Ec Club and Kimberly Homemakers. Shirley started the student volunteer program at Kimberly High School and coached Girl's Varsity Golf, Girl's JV Basketball and Jr. High Basketball. She was an avid golfer, participating in and volunteering at numerous N.E. Wisconsin Golf Association events. Shirley was a member of NorthBrook Country Club for many years, serving on their Board of Directors. In recent years, Shirley enjoyed volunteering at local hospitals.

She is survived by her sister, Diane (Allen) Baudhuin, Neenah; one brother, Lee (Karen) Bournoville, Sturgeon Bay; eight nieces and nephews, Scott (Teresa) Baudhuin, Kaukauna; Jeff (Lisa) Baudhuin, Cottage Grove; Jay (Janine) Baudhuin, Mayville; Bruce (Donna) Bournoville, Usk, Wash.; Tina (Jim) Stawicki, Brian (Cheryl) Bournoville, Tammy Bournoville and Traci Bournoville, all of Sturgeon Bay. Shirley is further survived by her many loving great-nieces and nephews, all who brought much joy into her life.

The funeral liturgy for Shirley will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, April 11, 2008, at SACRED HEART CATHOLIC CHURCH, 222 E. Fremont Street, Appleton, with Fr. Norm Krutzik and Fr. Pius Cotter, OFM Cap. concelebrating. Entombment will take place at Appleton Highland Memorial Park. Friends may call at the Wichmann Funeral Home Tri-County Chapel on Thursday from 4 to 7 p.m. with a prayer service at 6:30 p.m. and again at the church on Friday from 10 am until the time of Mass. In lieu of flowers, per Shirley's request, memorials to the American Cancer Society or Transplant Wisconsin are appreciated.

The family would like to thank the special caregivers at Rennes Health Care; Leo in the ER at St. Elizabeth's, the entire Pastoral Staff, the very compassionate Dr. Mounajjed and Dr. Joseph, the nurses on the 4th floor of St. Elizabeth Hospital, Dr. Sochi and Dr. Scott for all the wonderful, loving care and concern they provided Shirley. Special thanks to her dear friends Mary Beth Nienhaus, Frances Kasten and Margaret Fulton, all her golfing friends at NorthBrook Country Club, and the many other wonderful friends that Shirley had throughout the course of her life for all their love, support, prayers and their many visits during her final days.

WICHMANN

FUNERAL HOME

Tri-County Chapel

3212 S. Oneida Street

Menasha 920-831-9905

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Posted April 8, 2008

Kniess, Lois (Tootie)

Lois (Tootie) Kniess, 70, Green Bay, died unexpectedly at home on Saturday, April 5, 2008. Born in Brookside, Wis., on Dec. 8, 1937, she is the daughter of the late Edward and Edna Deprey. Tootie was a graduate of Oconto High School. She had been married to Ronald Kniess for 29 years. Tootie was head cook for the Howard Suamico School District until retirement. She was a loving mother, devoted grandmother, great- grandmother and friend to all. She loved country music and watching the Packers play football. Tootie loved to cook and spend her time with her family. She loved children and spent most of her free time with them. Tootie had the biggest heart and the best advice. She will be missed by all.

She is survived by her five children, Dale Kniess, Cassie Vandenhoy, Mark (Eddie) Kniess, Ted (Bear) Kniess, and Tim (Michelle) Kniess, all of Green Bay; 18 grandchildren, Nicholas (Alyssa), Bridget (Juan), Matthew, Dale, Jr., Holly (Jason), Christopher, Mandy, Joshua, Laura, Nicole, Julie, Jacob, Cody, Kayla, Austin, Dustin, Carrigan, and Dakota; seven great-grandchildren, Carlos, Trinity, Kiley, Brenna, Haydin, Kylie, and her soon to be precious new great-grandchild this month; son-in-law, Stephen Vandenhoy, Green Bay; daughter-in-law, Tina Belongia, Pembine; sister-in-law, LaVerne Ristow, Brookside; nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by parents; grandparents; and one brother, Arlen Ristow.

Friends may call at MALCORE (East) Funeral Home, University Avenue at Baird Street. From 4 p.m. Wednesday until the time of the memorial service. Memorial service 7 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

In lieu of other expressions of sympathy, a memorial fund has been established at the funeral home in her memory.

Posted April 8, 2008

Peters, Sr., Wilmer J.

Wilmer J. Peters, Sr., 84, Neopit, passed away Sunday, April 6, 2008 in Shawano. Born on Aug. 24, 1923 in South Branch, he was the son of the late Walter and Ann (Wescott) Peters. In 1942, Wilmer enlisted with the United States Marines where he participated in action in the South Pacific at Saipan, the Marianas Islands and at Iwo Jima. After proudly serving his country for three years, Wilmer went into the logging business with his father. On June 12, 1948 he was united in marriage to Gladys Dickie in Neopit. After logging, Wilmer became the Game Warden and then the Chief of Police and Sheriff on the Menominee Indian Reservation. He also opened Peter's Groceries in Keshena. During that time, Wilmer also served as the Menominee County Coroner and later Served as Chief Justice for the Tribal Court System where he would help other tribes set up their own court systems. He was a member of St. Anthony's Catholic Church in Neopit and served on the Gaming Commission and the County Board. Wilmer enjoyed hunting, fishing, berry picking, and was an avid Chicago Cubs fan and Green Bay Packers fan.

Wilmer was the dear father of: Wilmer (Wiladean) Peters, Jr., Green Bay; Ann King, Keshena; Joan (Thomas) Leager, Muskego; Melvin Peters, Keshena; and Melva Peters, Neopit. Wilmer is further survived by: 9 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and 1 sister, Melda Wilcox, Wauwatosa.

Wilmer was preceded in death by: his wife, Gladys on May 5, 1991; a son-in-law, Gerald King; 2 granddaughters; his parents; 3 brothers; and 2 sisters.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, April 10, 2008 at the St. Anthony's Catholic Church in Neopit with the Rev. David Kiefer officiating. Military Rites will be conducted at the church by the Menominee American Legion Post #497 and the Veterans of the Menominee Nation. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Family and friends may call at the Swedberg Funeral Home in Shawano on Wednesday from 4 until 8 p.m. and on Thursday after 9 a.m. until the procession leaves for the church. A Parish Wake service will be held at the funeral home on Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. www.swedbergfuneralhome.com.

Posted April 8, 2008

Welles, Mrs. Rita (Rousseau)

Mrs. Rita (Rousseau) Welles, 83, Green Bay, died Saturday, April 5, 2008, at a local hospital. She was born June 22, 1924, in Escanaba, Mich., to Arthur and Algoma (Blair) Rousseau. Rita moved to Green Bay at the age of 18. She married Cyril "Red" Welles on June 25, 1949, at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Green Bay. He preceded her in death on Aug. 28, 2005. Rita was a longtime member of St. Joseph Parish and was active with the Altar Rosary Society for many years. In her early years Rita enjoyed sewing for her family. She enjoyed gardening, paying special attention to her roses, praying the rosary and playing the piano, guitar and harmonica. Rita wrote many poems including one that got published. She enjoyed times spent at the family cabin in Crivitz and going out for ice cream. She will be remembered for all the wonderful baking she did especially bread and cinnamon rolls.

She is survived by her children and their spouses, Mary Welles, Janet and Nolan Smogoleski, Sue and Dave Janssen, Mark and Tammy Welles, Pat Welles, Betty Welles, Barb and Scott Williquette; her grandchildren, Sarah and Erick Smogoleski, Jesse, Crystal, Brian, Tim and Brad Janssen, Jennifer, James, Catherine and Stephanie Welles; a brother and sister-in-law, Jim and Nan Rousseau; a sister-in-law, Jane Rousseau; many nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Cyril; her parents; four sisters and a brother and their spouses, Irene and Otto Witzke, Bernice and George Moorehead, Dorothy Rousseau, John Rousseau and Isabel Hegnet.

Friends may call at Blaney Funeral Home, 1521 Shawano Ave., from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday (today). A Parish Wake Service will be held at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday (today). Friends may also call at St. Joseph Catholic Church, corner of Ninth St. and 12th Ave., from 10 to 11 a.m. Wednesday. The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the church with the Rev. Andrew Kysely officiating. Entombment will be in the Shrine of the Good Shepherd Mausoleum. To send online condolences, please go to www.BlaneyFuneralHome.com.

In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund has been established in her name.

Rita's family thanks all the nurses and doctors at Aurora BayCare, especially Dr. John Kiser, for all the wonderful care given to Rita and her family.

Posted April 8, 2008

Zingler, Kenneth A.

Kenneth A. Zingler, 76, Antigo, long-time Green Bay resident, passed away peacefully, Sunday, April 6, 2008, at Langlade Memorial Hospital in Antigo. Born on Dec.15, 1931, in Green Bay, he was the son of the late Arthur and Dorothy (Derbique) Zingler. Ken was a graduate of Central Catholic High School, Class of "50. He married the former Mary Panure on Nov. 11, 1950, at SS Peter and Paul Church. He went to work for his Dad at Bay View Beer Market and later successfully owned and operated the business until his retirement. Ken retired to Amberg, Wis., where he developed and operated Pleasantview Campground on Town Corner Lake. He was a long-time member of the Green Bay Masonic Lodge. Ken enjoyed the Northwoods, especially hunting, fishing, boating and playing cards.

He is survived by eight children and their spouses, Lee Zingler, Green Bay; Chris Zingler, Menasha and special friend, Sally; Steve and Dawna Zingler, Stiles; Mark and Joan Zingler, Antigo; Art Zingler and special friend, Becky, Scott; Mary Callan, Naples, Fla.; Rick Zingler, Dixon, Ill.; Kim and Jose Velarde, Texas; 15 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren; Mother of his children, Mary, Amberg; extended family members, Calvin Krueger, Wausaukee; and Mary Petersen (Bero), Iowa; one sister and brother-in-law, Dorothy Mae (Dave) Gay, Green Bay; two brothers and one sister-in-law, William Zingler, Coleman; Robert and Lisa Zingler, Green Bay; one uncle, Leonard W. Zingler, Williamsville, N.Y.; two very special cousins, Cletus Birkenmeir, La Crosse; and Joan (Chaney) Arves, Green Bay; many nieces and nephews.

He is preceded in death by his parents and one grandson, Peter Zingler.

Visitation at MALCORE (East) Funeral Home, University Avenue at Baird Street, Thursday from 4 to 8 p.m. Parish wake service 7 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Visitation Friday from 9 a.m. until the time of the funeral in church. Funeral 11 a.m. Friday at SS Peter and Paul Church with Msgr. Roy Klister and Rev. Richard Mauthe concelebrating. Entombment in Allouez Chapel Mausoleum.

Ken's family extends a very special thank you to his care-givers, Lynn, Dawn, Theresa and Bill.

In lieu of other expressions of sympathy, a memorial fund has been established at the funeral home in Ken's honor.

4/8/2008 Post Crescent

April 8, 2008

Loret, Barbara Ellen

Barbara Ellen Loret (Dahl), 58, relinquished her fight against cancer on April 7, 2008. Barbara fought lung cancer bravely, gracefully and intensely for more than three years, consistently amazing her doctors by her incredible will to fight the cancer never willing to give up or give in. Arrangements are incomplete and pending.

WESTGOR FUNERAL HOME

205 W. Doty Avenue

Neenah 920-722-7151

April 8, 2008

Piette, Barbara A.

Barb Piette, age 60, of Kimberly, passed away following a short battle with leukemia, Monday afternoon, April 7, 2008, at Appleton Medical Center, with her family at her side. She was born May 25, 1947, to the late Anton and Marie (Ver Voort) Van Nuland, in Kimberly, where she was a resident all of her life. Barb married John A. Piette, May 25, 1968; he preceded her in death January 12, 2006. She had been employed by Shopko of Kimberly for 20 years and presently was employed by Festival Foods. She was a member of Holy Spirit Parish, Kimberly.

Barb is survived by two children: Lori (Dave) Vannett, Black Creek; Jeff (Sarah) Piette, Kaukauna; four grandchildren, who she loved and enjoyed spending time with, Jacob and Sydney Vannett, Allison and Emily Piette; a sister, Mary Kay (Bill) Kaufman, Neenah; two brothers, Tom (Pat) Van Nuland, Combined Locks; Jerry Van Nuland, Appleton; her mother-in-law, Ory Piette, Appleton; two brothers-in-law, Bill (Robin) Piette, South Milwaukee; Bruce (Sandy) Piette, Black Creek; numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her father-in-law, Dan Piette, a special sister-in-law, Sharon Piette, aunts and uncles.

The funeral liturgy for Barbara will be held at 12:00 p.m., Thursday, April 10, 2008, at Holy Spirit, 600 East Kimberly Avenue, Kimberly, with Father David Beaudry officiating. Entombment will be in Appleton Highland Memorial Park.

Friends may call at the church, on Thursday, from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the mass. In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund is being established for her grandchildren.

The family would like to extend a special thanks to Dr. William Guenther and his oncology staff and Mary, Eric and Jacob of Appleton Medical Center. ICU.

I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith. II Timothy 4:7

Jansen Fargo Funeral Home

204 East Kimberly Avenue

Kimberly 920-788-6202

www.wichmannfargo.com

April 8, 2008

VanRyzin, Jr., Phelan "Van"

Phelan, age 76, was born December 25, 1931, in Appleton, son of the late Phelan and Ruth (Lacy) VanRyzin. He married Magdalene "Maggie" Hartl, June 1974, sharing 33 years together. In 1947, he was the first student at Appleton High School to own a car. He was a stock car racer at Outagamie Speedway and he was the state Skiing High Jump Champion.

Van had a 30-year career as a master auto mechanic. He owned Arrow Auto Sales/Chrysler for 20 years. He sold the Chrysler rights to Russ Darrow and remained as service manager for the next 10 years. He was a licensed private detective with his own agency and security company. At the same time, he and his wife Maggie and his close family owned and operated "The Old Grog" of Menasha for over 10 years. He was a member of the Appleton Elks Club #337 and a 35-year member of Appleton Yacht Club. In retirement, he enjoyed NASCAR racing, the Packers, his family, home life and their companion dog, Angel.

He is survived by his wife Maggie; a son and daughter-in-law, Gary and Chris VanRyzin, Appleton; a daughter, Heather VanRyzin, Appleton; three stepdaughters and a son-in-law: Kathy Pawlowski, Appleton; Patricia and Wayne Martin, Appleton; Chris Tuchscherer, Menasha; a stepson and daughter-in-law, Michael and Dena Goetsch, Shawano; nine grandchildren: Richard Phelan Hoffman, Jay (Melissa) VanRyzin, Amanda VanRyzin, Angelica Pawlowski, Carrie Pawlowski, Andrew Tupper, Chadwick Goetsch, Jonathon Goetsch, and Michael Goetsch Jr.; four great-grandchildren: Austin Tupper; Cameron Goetsch, Devin Pawlowski and Blake Kieske; a sister, Gloria Burdick, Neenah.

He was preceded in death by his brother Jack and a brother-in-law, Lee Burdick.

A memorial service will be held 6 p.m. Wednesday, April 9, 2008, at the Brettschneider-Trettin-Lederer Funeral Chapel with Rev. Dennis Ryan officiating. Friends may call at the funeral chapel on Wednesday from 4 p.m. until the time of service. A memorial fund has been established.

The family would like to express a special thank you to St. Elizabeth Staff for the wonderful care Van received.

Brettschneider-

Trettin-Lederer

606 N. Oneida St.

Appleton 920-733-7383

www.btlfuneral.com

April 8, 2008

Vosters, Sylvester Joseph (Ves)

Ves Vosters, age 92, of Freedom, passed away on Sunday, April 6, 2008, at Parkside Care Center in Little Chute with his loving family by his side. Ves was born on July 16, 1915, in Freedom to Martin and Anna (DeGroot) Vosters. On October 2, 1941, he was united in marriage to Jane Lamers. Ves and Jane celebrated 66 years of marriage prior to Jane's recent death. He was a member of St. Nicholas Church in Freedom and the Knights of Columbus.

Ves ran a dairy farm in the Freedom area with the help of his wife and family. In 1977, he sold his farm to his son Dan. In 1980, Dan and Carl became partners on the farm and Ves continued to help with the field work well into his 80's. Ves loved to plow (even plowing down yards, lawns and trees!). Ves & Jane's daily routine included attending church, eating breakfast at the local restaurant and then a visit to the farm or a ride around the countryside. He also enjoyed bowling and sheepshead.

Ves is survived by his ten children: Carol (Tom) Kray of Melbourne Beach, FL, and their two children, Jackie (Craig) Stuart, Steve (Debbie) Kray; Ted (Dorothy) Vosters of Freedom and their four children: Jeff (Mary) Vosters, John (Keri) Vosters, Jill (Brian) Rouse, Jay (Tara) Vosters; Nancy (Jerry) Mader of Hollandtown and their three children: Rick (Pauline) Mader, Todd (Michelle) Mader, Lynn (Adam) Streubel; Dan (Linda) Vosters of Freedom and their seven children: Craig (Leanne) Vosters, Kim (Paul) Kruckeberg, Brad (Mary) Vosters, Tami Vosters, Michelle (Kevin) VerVoort, Patty (Bruce) Opperman, Tammy (Scott) Corrigan; Mike (Nancy) Vosters of Freedom and their two children: Stacy (Adam) Landsverk, Kyle (Cathy) Vosters; Joanne (Greg) Baneck of Freedom and their four children: Kurt (Abby) Baneck, Lance (fiancee Trisha Graettinger), Jodi (fiance Ryan Calmes) and Jake; Carl (Julie) Vosters of Freedom and their three children: Kelli (Tony) Verkuilen, Dawn (Jed) Manders and Cole; Terry (Tina) Vosters of Freedom and their two children: Pamela (fiance Josh Bougie) and Eric (fiancee Jenny Balck); Mary (Gary) Vandenberg of Niagara, WI, and their four children: Robin, Hollie, Darren and Jamie; Patty (Tony) Kirk of Menasha and their two children: Tara and Collin; 43 great-grandchildren with twins on the way; brothers: Norb (Marion) Vosters, Gil (Isabelle) Vosters, Art Vosters, Simon Vosters; a sister, Theresa (Lambert) Spierings; sisters-in-law: Calixta Vosters, Jen Vosters; his wife's family: Gordon Lamers, Lyle (Helen) Lamers, Gene Lamers, Paul (Helen) Lamers, Mary (Gerald) Nackers, Rose (Francis) Schmidt, Frances (Robert) Haen, Emily (Gordon) Vanderwyst, Marcel (Marilyn) Lamers; Godchildren: Ron Vosters, Al VandeHey, Frank Turiff, Diane Busse, Diane Froelich, Jackie Stuart, Craig Vosters, Jeff Vosters, Jake Baneck, Cole Vosters.

Ves was preceded in death by his wife, Jane, on February 22, 2008; his parents; son Larry Vosters and infant son Glen; brothers: Andrew Vosters, Bill Vosters, Ernie Vosters; sisters: Liz (Norb) Becker, Agnes (Gordon) VandeHey; sisters-in-law: Eunice Vosters, Arlene Vosters, Mary Lamers, Ellen Lamers, Ruby (Bob) Turiff, Delia Lamers; brothers-in-law: Barney Van Handel, Jim Vanden Heuvel.

The family would like to thank the employees of Parkside Care Center, Verkuilen Funeral Home, and the many friends and family members that came to visit. A special thanks to Fr. Dave and Deacon Don for their blessings and frequent visits.

Funeral services will be held at noon on Wednesday, April 9, 2008, at St. Nicholas Church in Freedom with Father Dave Hoffman officiating. Friends may call at the Verkuilen Funeral Home on Tuesday, April 8 from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. with a prayer service at 7:45 p.m. and again on Wednesday from 10:00 a.m. at the church until the time of service. Ves will be buried with his beloved wife, Jane, in the burial ceremony following the service at St. Nicholas Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, a memorial has been established.

Ves was a caring and loving husband, father, brother, grandfather, great-grandfather, godfather and friend. He never had a bad word to say about anyone.

Dad, we will miss your stories, but have many wonderful memories! Love, your family.

Verkuilen Funeral Home

& Cremation Services

Little Chute 920-788-3321

April 8, 2008

Zingler, Kenneth A.

Kenneth A. Zingler, 76, of Antigo, longtime Green Bay resident, passed away peacefully, Sunday, April 6, 2008, at Langlade Memorial Hospital in Antigo. Born on December 15, 1931, in Green Bay, he was the son of the late Arthur and Dorothy (Derbique) Zingler. Ken was a graduate of Central Catholic High School, Class of '50. He married the former Mary Panure on November 11, 1950, at SS Peter and Paul Church. He went to work for his Dad at Bay View Beer Market and later successfully owned and operated the business until his retirement. Ken retired to Amberg, WI, where he developed and operated Pleasantview Campground on Town Corner Lake. He was a longtime member of the Green Bay Masonic Lodge. Ken enjoyed the Northwoods, especially hunting, fishing, boating and playing cards.

He is survived by eight children and their spouses: Lee Zingler of Green Bay, Chris Zingler of Menasha and special friend Sally, Steve and Dawna Zingler of Stiles, Mark and Joan Zingler of Antigo, Art Zingler and special friend Becky of Scott, Mary Callan of Naples, FL, Rick Zingler of Dixon, IL, Kim and Jose Velarde of Texas; 15 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren; mother of his children, Mary of Amberg; extended family members: Calvin Krueger of Wausaukee and Mary Petersen (Bero) of Iowa; one sister and brother-in-law, Dorothy Mae (Dave) Gay of Green Bay; two brothers and one sister-in-law: William Zingler of Coleman, Robert and Lisa Zingler of Green Bay; one uncle, Leonard W. Zingler of Williamsville, NY; two very special cousins: Cletus Birkenmeir of La Crosse and Joan (Chaney) Arves of Green Bay; many nieces and nephews.

Preceded in death by his parents and one grandson, Peter Zingler.

Visitation at MALCORE (East) Funeral Home, 701 N. Baird Street, Green Bay, Thursday from 4-8 p.m. Parish wake service 7 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Visitation Friday from 9 a.m. until the time of the funeral in church. Funeral is 11 a.m. Friday at SS Peter and Paul Church with Msgr. Roy Klister and Rev. Richard Mauthe concelebrating. Entombment in Allouez Chapel Mausoleum.

Ken's family extends a very special thank you to his caregivers: Lynn, Dawn, Theresa and Bill.

In lieu of other expressions of sympathy, a memorial fund has been established at the funeral home in Ken's honor. Please visit malcorefuneralhome.com to send online condolences to the family.

4/9/2008 Door County Advocate

Posted April 9, 2008

Carol Wery

Carol Jean Wery, 64, Sturgeon Bay, died April 5, 2008, at Door County Memorial Hospital.

She was born Feb. 1, 1944, in Green Bay, to Clifford and Alice (Kluth) Tease.

April 8, 1967, she married Desire Wery in Green Bay.

Carol was a member of Corpus Christi Catholic Church, the American Legion Auxiliary (Post #72), and TREA Auxiliary. She enjoyed playing cards, ironing clothes and spending time with friends and relatives, especially her granddaughter, who was the love of her life.

Survivors include her husband; a son, Thomas Wery, Sturgeon Bay; a granddaughter, Olivia Wery; three sisters, Lois (Robert) Anderson, Peshtigo, Sharon (Tom) Bonk, Sobieski, and Carla (Bob) Kocha, Green Bay; three sisters-in-law, Rajah Notz, Sturgeon Bay, Dorothy Ducas, Algoma, and Marian Wery, Forestville.

She was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers; and a sister.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, April 9, at Corpus Christi Catholic Church, the Rev. Anthony Birdsall officiating. Entombment will be in St. Joseph Cemetery Mausoleum. Friends may call after 10 a.m. Wednesday at the church until the time of services. Forbes Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be offered at www.forbesfuneralhome.com

Special thanks to the staff of Door County Memorial Hospital, the Skilled Nursing Facility, and to Katie Graf for all their wonderful care and support.

Posted April 9, 2008

Shirley Bournoville

Shirley Bournoville, 72, Appleton, died Monday, April 7, 2008, at St. Elizabeth Hospital, surrounded by her family.

She was born July 30, 1935, in Brussels, the daughter of Harry and Rose (Lampereur) Bournoville.

Shirley taught in the Kimberly School District for 37 years, retiring in 1998.

She was an adviser for the Kimberly Home Ec Club and Kimberly Homemakers. Shirley started the student volunteer program at Kimberly High School and coached girls varsity golf, girls JV basketball and junior high school basketball. She was an avid golfer, participating in and volunteering at numerous Nrtheastern Wisconsin Golf Association events. Shirley was a member of North Brook Country Club for many years, serving on their board of directors. In recent years, Shirley enjoyed volunteering at local hospitals.

She is survived by her sister, Diane (Allen) Baudhuin, Neenah; one brother: Lee (Karen) Bournoville, Sturgeon Bay; eight nieces and nephews, Scott (Teresa) Baudhuin, Kaukauna, Jeff (Lisa) Baudhuin, Cottage Grove, Jay (Janine) Baudhuin, Mayville, Bruce (Donna) Bournoville, Usk, Wash., and Tina (Jim) Stawicki, Brian (Cheryl) Bournoville, Tammy Bournoville and Traci Bournoville, all of Sturgeon Bay. Shirley is further survived by her many loving great-nieces and nephews, all whom brought much joy into her life.

The funeral liturgy for Shirley will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, April 11, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 222 E. Fremont St., Appleton, with the Rev. Norm Krutzik and the Rev. Pius Cotter, OFM Cap., concelebrating. Entombment will take place at Appleton Highland Memorial Park. Friends may call at the Wichmann Funeral Home Tri-County Chapel Thursday from 4-7 p.m., with a prayer service at 6:30 p.m. and again at the church Friday from 10 a.m. until the time of Mass. In lieu of flowers, per Shirley’s request, memorials to the American Cancer Society or Transplant Wisconsin are appreciated.

The family would like to thank the special caregivers at Rennes Health Care; Leo in the emergency room at St. Elizabeth’s; the entire pastoral staff; the very compassionate Dr. Mounajjed and Dr. Joseph; the nurses on the 4th floor of St. Elizabeth Hospital; and Dr. Sochi and Dr. Scott for all the wonderful, loving care and concern they provided Shirley. Special thanks to her dear friends Mary Beth Nienhaus, Frances Kasten and Margaret Fulton, all her golfing friends at North Brook Country Club, and the many other wonderful friends who Shirley had throughout the course of her life, for all their love, support, prayers and their many visits during her final days.

4/9/2008 GBPG

Posted April 9, 2008

Boucher, Bernice

Bernice Boucher, 87, passed away Tuesday, April 8, 2008.

Friends may call at Proko-Wall Funeral Home, 1630 E. Mason Street on Friday from 4 to 8 p.m. Parish Wake Service 7 p.m. Visitation will continue on Saturday at SS. Peter and Paul Church, 710 N. Baird Street from 10 to 11 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial 11 a.m. with Msgr. Roy Klister officiating. Entombment in the Shrine of the Good Shepherd Mausoleum.Online condolences may be sent to the Boucher family at www.prokowall.com. A full obituary will follow in Thursday's Press-Gazette.

Posted April 9, 2008

Eastman, Gloria J.

Gloria J. Eastman, 64, Luxemburg died unexpectedly Tuesday morning, April 8, 2008, at Aurora Hospital in Green Bay. She was born July 30, 1943, in Green Bay, to the late Chester and Dorothy (Cuskey) Eastman. Her enjoyments included spending time with her children and grandchildren.

Survivors include her three daughters, Ramona Cooper, Gina (Troy) Valentine, Rebecca (Scott) Vanden Plas, all of Luxemburg; seven grandchildren, Brandon, Seth, Summer, Bailee, Breanna, Rylee and Lauryn; a special "grand daughter" Jonnie Rae; one brother and one sister-in-law, Eugene and Judy Eastman, New Franken; one sister, Joan "Bitsy" Alberts, Green Bay; nieces and nephews.

Friends may call at the McMAHON FUNERAL HOME, LUXEMBURG 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday, April 10, 2008. Funeral 7 p.m. at the funeral home with Rev. A. E. Batiansila officiating. Burial will be private.

The family wishes to thank the Luxemburg Rescue Squad, the ICU Nurses and Staff at Aurora Hospital, Doctors Schroeder, Witmer, Mendoza, with special thanks to Dr. Mihailescu, and Linda Mathias for taking such good care of our Mother.

Online messages of sympathy may be e-mailed to mcmahonfh@centurytel.net for the Eastman family.

Posted April 9, 2008

Gunville, Joseph Fred

Joseph Fred Gunville, 92, Green Bay, was called home by his Lord and Savior on Monday, April 7, 2008. He was born Feb. 20, 1916, in Carney, Mich., to Fred and Dena Gunville. On July 27, 1938, he married Helen Le Beau at St. Bruno Catholic Church in Nadeau, Mich. Joseph had been employed at Hudson-Sharpe/FMC for many years as a machinist and inspector. He was an active member of St. Joseph Parish. Joe loved a good game of cribbage and didn't lose often.

Survivors include eight children and their spouses, Wayne and Rita Gunville, Green Bay; Marge and Wilbur Fieck, Oconto Falls; Susan and Tom Kwarciany, Bark River, Mich.; Dale and Kathy Gunville, John and Jean Gunville, all of Green Bay; Fred and Mary Gunville, Sherwood; Mary and Gary Lepak, Pulaski; Dorothy and David Demare, Vancouver, B.C.; 29 grandchildren; 35 great-grandchildren; three sisters and a brother-in-law, Olive Le Beau, Flint, Mich.; Helen Crawford, Green Bay; Betty and Melvin Graczyk, Denmark; and a brother-in-law, Edward "Sonny" Le Beau, Gladstone, Mich.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Helen in 1991; one brother, Raymond Gunville; four sisters, Louise Schaut, Peggy Legois, Lillian Beaudoin and Virginia De Craene.

Friends may call at Blaney Funeral Home, 1521 Shawano Ave., from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday (today). There will be a Parish Wake Service held at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday (today). Friends may also call at St. Joseph Catholic Church, corner of Ninth St. and 12th Ave., from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Thursday. The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at the church with Rev. John Bergstadt officiating. Burial will be in Fort Howard Memorial Park. To send online condolences, please go to www.BlaneyFuneralHome.com.

The Gunville family extends a special thank you to the staffs of Heartland Hospice and Rennes Health Care Center for their wonderful care.

Posted April 9, 2008

Haevers, Oneeda

Oneeda "Sis" Haevers, 88, Florence died Saturday, April 5, 2008, at the Dickinson County Memorial Hospital in Iron Mountain. She was born on Aug. 23, 1919 in Iron River, Mich., daughter of the late Joseph and Maude (Beauchamp) Nault. She moved to Green Bay in 1938, where she later met and married Fred "Casey" Haevers on Oct. 11, 1958, and he preceded her in death in October of 1995. She retired and returned to Florence in 1998. Sis was a loyal Green Bay Packers fan and an avid deer hunter in her earlier years. During WWII, while all the men were off to war, she became Iron Mountain's first female delivery driver. She enjoyed more than anything spending time with her family.

She was preceded in death by six brothers, Francis, Raphael, Desty, Donald, Robert, Lewis "Spike" Nault.

Sis is survived by her daughter, Sharon (Keith) Opolka, Florence; sister, Delores Brueckner, Milwaukee, Wis.; grandchildren, Lauren and Chase Opolka, Florence, Wis.; and several nieces and nephews

Visitation will be on Thursday, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Erickson-Rochon and Nash Funeral Home in Iron Mountain. Funeral services will follow at 7 p.m. at the funeral home. Pastor Bradley Moore will officiate. In lieu of flowers, a memorial will be established in her memory.

Condolences to the family of Oneeda "Sis" Haevers can be expressed at www.ernashfuneralhomes.com.

The family has entrusted the Erickson-Rochon & Nash Funeral Home of Iron Mountain with the arrangements.

Posted April 9, 2008

Kiefert, Bernard Paul "Butch"

Bernard Paul "Butch" Kiefert, 82, Green Bay, passed away Tuesday, April 8, 2008, peacefully and quietly at his home with his family by his side. He was born April 28, 1925, in Oconto Falls, to the late Henry Kiefert and Anna (Belongea) Kiefert. He attended Oconto Falls High School until joining the U.S. Navy in 1943. Bernard proudly served on the USS Climax, a mine sweeper and convoy escort ship, during World War II. At General Quarters he served as helmsman on the USS Climax, which also served as a training ship for submarines. He sailed extensively throughout the South Pacific to such islands as Guam, Saipan, Okinawa, Iwo Jima and Pearl Harbor. For merited service during World War II, the USS Climax was awarded two Battle Stars. Bernard was Honorably Discharged in 1945 at the Great Lakes Naval Station, Chicago, Ill.

On Nov. 16, 1949, he married Audrey Jean (Speerschneider) Kiefert at First United Methodist Church in Green Bay. They took many trips together visiting their daughters, Linda and son-in-law, Earl in Florida and Peggy and grandsons, Chris and Jake in Nebraska. He loved talking about the Green Bay Packers with his only son, Ron, and visiting with Ron and Roni at their Sandyhill Ranch to see their horses. Bernard and Audrey also traveled with relatives to the Black Hills of South Dakota, Branson, Mo., and Door County, Wis.

Some of Bernard's other favorite past times were standing at the fence all summer at the Don Hutson Field watching the Packers practice. On many occasions, he would rent the Red Cross Van and he and his wife, Audrey would take her younger sister, Joyce Speerschneider who was in a wheelchair, on shopping trips, out for dinner and up to Kelly Lake in the summer. The freezer would get full in the summer with a lot of fresh yellow perch whenever he went fishing on Lake Michigan with his brother-in-law, Russell Damro. When there was yard work to do, he always took time to visit with the neighbor across the backyard fence or across the street. He very much enjoyed talking with his neighbors as he had a knack to be able to talk to anyone about anything. But he especially enjoyed playing Yahtzee after dinner every night with his wife, Audrey.

In May of 1980, he retired from James River Corporation (now Georgia Pacific) after working 37 years as a screen man in the Pulp Department. After retirement, he became interested in keeping up with basketball and football games from high school to the major leagues.

He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Audrey; three children and their spouses, Linda and Earl Cantrill, Green Bay; Ron and Roni Kiefert, Wausaukee; Peggy and Mike Kehler, Green Bay. He is also survived by a brother and sister-in-law, Howard and Odiel Kiefert, Green Bay; a sister, Margaret Champagne, Milwaukee; a brother-in-law, Gilbert Beauleau, Lena; 10 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; many nieces, nephews and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his parents; two sisters; a brother-in-law and sister-in-law.

Friends may call at St. Paul's United Methodist Church, 341 Wilson St., from 9 to 11 a.m. Friday. The Funeral Service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at the church with the Rev. Diane Rew officiating. Burial will be in Nicolet Memorial Gardens. To send online condolences, please go to www.BlaneyFuneralHome.com.

The family would like to express their gratitude to Unity Hospice for the wonderful care given to Bernard. Appreciation is also extended to Dr. Richard Greene and his nurse, Arlene, for their many years of care. But a very special heartfelt expression of thanks is given to Audrey's sister, Donna LaBine, for the unselfish devotion and time she gave of herself staying with her sister giving comfort and support at this most difficult time for the family.

Blaney Funeral Home is assisting the family.

4/9/2008 Post Crescent

April 9, 2008

Loret, Barbara E.

Barbara Ellen Loret (Dahl), 58, relinquished her fight against cancer on April 7, 2008. Barbara fought lung cancer bravely, gracefully and intensely for more than three years, consistently amazing her doctors by her incredible will to fight the cancer never willing to give up or give in.

A loving, cherished wife and best friend of Roger, they celebrated their 30th anniversary on November 11, 2007. A caring and nurturing mother to her children and step-daughter: Sandra Schug, Stacey Staffeld, James (Crissy) Schug, Robert Schug and Dawn (Mitch) Bessette. Barbara was blessed with grandchildren, whom she deeply cherished, Nicole Schug, Darek Nash, Crystal, Tony, and Zak Staffeld, Dakota and Brennen Schug, Justin and Nathan Bessette, and her first great-grandchild; Kaynen James Muelemans.

She was the middle child, born December 1, 1949, to the late Amil Sr. and Alice Dahl and will be dearly missed by her brothers and sisters: Alice (Leonard) Kelley, Amil Jr. (Jesse) Dahl (TX), Elmer (Diane) Dahl, Richard (Lynn) Dahl, Sally (Jim) Christensen, Della (Steve) Jahnke (FL). She also has 17 nieces and nephews, and many great nieces and nephews that adored her. Barb is part of a very close family that love and support each other, as well as a large, loving extended family and many dear friends. Although most of her life was spent in Neenah, WI, Barb and Roger moved to sunny North Port, FL in 2001. They returned to Wisconsin in August of 2007 to be with family again. While living in Wisconsin Barbara was an active volunteer and worked at the Christine Anne Shelter in Oshkosh. She enjoyed many activities including bowling, sewing, quilting, crafts, cooking, and reading mysteries. She was very proud of her teammates in shuffleboard as they often won first place. She was a wonderful woman who cared for everyone around her. Far too young and much too soon to have left us, she has touched many lives around her in Wisconsin and Florida.

Barb & Roger's children would like to extend a special thank you to Alice and Lenny Kelley for opening their home to our parents during this time; for allowing them and us to feel as comfortable in your home as if it were our parent's. For your unyielding and tireless compassion and care during this time. We cannot express the gratitude and thankfulness we feel for your generosity. We would also like to thank all of the people who came in to assist in so many ways. We would also like to thank Lenny & Alice's children: Scott (Cindy), Patty (Dave), David and their grandchildren for their compassion, caring and loving kindness during this time that we took so much of Lenny and Alice's time away from all of you.

The Mass of Resurrection will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, April 14, 2008, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 222 E. Fremont St., Appleton, with Fr. Robert Karuhn officiating. Visitation will be held on Sunday evening from 4-8 p.m. at Neenah's Westgor Funeral Home and again at the church on Monday from 10 a.m. until the time of service.

In lieu of flowers, please send donations in her memory to: Theda Care Hospice. Because of the wonderful kindness, compassion and care provided by hospice, Barbara was able to remain at home in peace and dignity with family through her last days. Without the compassion, care, kindness and knowledge of hospice, we would not have been able to keep her home with family. We would also like to send a special thank you to Kathy Williams of Theda Care Hospice for all her care and compassion she gave Barbara.

WESTGOR FUNERAL HOME

205 W. Doty Ave.

Neenah 920-722-7151

4/10/2008 GBPG

Posted April 10, 2008

Boucher, Bernice A.

Bernice A. Boucher, 87, passed away Tuesday, April 8, 2008. Bernice was born on Sept. 25, 1920, in Green Bay, to the late Edward and Lillian (Matzke) Kaufman. She was a 1938 graduate of Green Bay East High School. On Nov. 28, 1939, she married Francis "Blondie" Boucher. She was employed in the Green Bay School System as a librarian assistant and she retired from there in 1985. Bernice was a great mom and grandma. She always put her family first. She was a coordinator of the Hiawatha Travelers Club. She also enjoyed world travel and short trips up North. She enjoyed hunting and fishing and after retirement she liked the occasional college course.

She will be sadly missed by her children, Nancy (Bob Carley) Staszak-Carley, Bowler; Sheri (Gordon) Dittmer, Hobart; Keith "Kip" (Andrea) Boucher, Green Bay; Brenda (Brian) Johnson, Shawano; grandchildren, Michelle Staszak, Louisiana; Mitchell (Kristen) Staszak, Arena, Wis.; Stacie Stein, Denmark; Stephanie (Dr. Tim) Kennedy, Green Bay; Lori (Todd) Basten; Gordy Dittmer, Green Bay; Steven Dittmer, De Pere; Nikki (Jerry) Giese, Oconto; Kris (Bryan) O'Connor, Poynette; Jennifer (Mike) Helf, Green Bay; Jacob Jones, Green Bay; Jed Jones, De Pere; Jennifer (Thomas) Thompson, Waukesha; Kevin (Maggie) Johnson, Lowell, Wis.; Samuel Johnson, Shawano; Alyssa (Curtis) Campbell, Mankato, Minn.; 20 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren. She is also survived by one sister, Phyllis Van De Laarschot, and one brother and sister-in-law, Jim (Mary) Kaufman, all of Green Bay; as well as many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her brother and sister-in-law, Edward (Joyce) Kaufman; and brother-in-law, Francis Van De Laarschot.

Friends may call at Proko-Wall Funeral Home, 1630 E. Mason Street on Friday from 4 to 8 p.m. Parish Wake Service 7 p.m. Visitation will continue on Saturday at SS. Peter and Paul Church, 710 N. Baird Street from 10 to 11 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial 11 a.m. with Msgr. Roy Klister officiating. Entombment in the Shrine of the Good Shepherd Mausoleum. Online condolences may be sent to the Boucher family at www.prokowall.com.

In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund is being established in her name.

The family would like to express a special thank you to Care for All Ages and special card playing pal and friend Lily Mae.

Posted April 10, 2008

De Bauche, Sharon L.

Sharon L. De Bauche, 64, Green Bay, died April 9, 2008, with family by her side.

Complete funeral arrangements will be announced by MALCORE (East) Funeral Home & Crematory, 432-5579.

Please visit www.malcorefuneralhome.com to send online condolences to the De Bauche family.

Posted April 10, 2008

Huettl, Donald E.

Donald E. Huettl, 52, of the Town of Freedom (Wabeno), died on April 8, 2008, as a result of an automobile accident. The visitation is on Sunday, April 13, at Trinity Lutheran Church, Wabeno from 2 p.m. until 8 p.m. and continue on Monday, April 14, from 9 a.m. until the time of the funeral service at 11 a.m. all at the Church. Suminski Funeral Home (715-473-131) assisting the family. Online condolences to www.suminskifuneral.com.

Posted April 10, 2008

Stroobants, Dorothy J. (Georgia)

Dorothy J. (Georgia) Stroobants, 85, Green Bay resident died Tuesday, April 8, 2008, at a local hospital. She was born May 20, 1922, in Green Bay, to the late Otto and Henrietta (Smits) Georgia. Dorothy married Raymond Stroobants on Oct. 17, 1947, at SS. Peter & Paul Catholic Church. He preceded her in death Oct. 21, 1966. She was employed at Bay Ridge Candy until her retirement. Dorothy was a longtime member of SS. Peter & Paul Parish. She enjoyed embroidering and watching the Packers. Dorothy was also an avid photographer and took "loads" of pictures. She was known to accept babysitting jobs for family and friends and had a passion for flowers.

She is survived by four brothers, Norman (Eleanor) Georgia, Earl (Aggie) Georgia, Donald (Elaine) Georgia and Alton (Nancy) Georgia, all of Green Bay; one sister, Marilyn (Richard) De Keyser, Green Bay; one brother-in-law, Walter Edges, Green Bay; several godchildren and nieces and nephews who were her pride and joy; close family friends, the Joe Pfaller family.

She was preceded in death by one sister, Eleanor Edges; her in-laws, Joe and Sadie Stroobants; one nephew, Darrel Edges.

Friends may call at the Proko-Wall Funeral Home, 1630 E. Mason St., from 4 to 8 p.m. (TODAY), Thursday and after 11 a.m. Friday until the cortege leaves for church. Parish Wake service 7 p.m. TODAY. Mass of Christian Burial 1 p.m. Friday at SS. Peter & Paul Catholic Church, corner of Baird & University Ave., with Msgr. Roy Klister officiating. Burial in the Allouez Cemetery.

Dorothy's family would like to extend their sincere thanks to the many doctors, nurses, relatives and friends who cared for Dorothy.

4/10/2008 Post Crescent

April 10, 2008

Weber, Kenneth A.

Kenneth A. Weber, age 72, of Menasha, passed away on Tuesday, April 8, 2008, with his dedicated family and friends at his side at St. Elizabeth Hospital. He was born on November 4, 1935, son of the late Louis and Elizabeth (Thuecks) Weber. Ken attended Appleton schools and graduated from Appleton West in 1954. He attended Milwaukee School of Engineering for two years. Ken was united in Holy Matrimony to Mary C. Schimek on September 12, 1959; together they raised five wonderful children: Tony, Linda, Paul, Scott, and Vicki. Ken and his family owned and operated Ken Weber Interiors, which was previously known as Heiman Furniture. Ken's life changed significantly in 1991 after the death of his son Paul at the young age of 27 due to brain cancer and his own open-heart surgery. He continued spending as much time with family as he could. They went on family vacations to Colorado, annual fishing trips to Canada, and especially loved the hunting trips with Lee Stevens and Tom Watry. They also hunted deer in "The Burg" Ogdensburg. Ken also went traveling abroad and went on cruises with friends where he had the opportunity to develop his skills of architecture and design. He had a wonderful gift of telling jokes and stories to anyone that would listen. His love and passion of photography was evident through endless family photo albums.

Ken is survived by his family, Mary C. Weber; his children: Tony (MaryLouise) Weber and their children: Tony Ray and Karly; Linda (Jim) Brown and their son Craig; Scott F. (Natalia) Weber; Vicki (Cornelius) Holt; and a special friend, Kathy; many pets; a brother, Victor (Julie) Weber; sisters-in-law: Carla (Chicky) Weber and Jane Weber; and many nieces, nephews; close friends: Dennis Schwersenska and Gary Wieden, with whom he looked forward to having his weekly lunches.

Ken was preceded in death by his son Paul; a sister and brother-in-law, Geraldine and Clem Wallace; a brother, Eugene Weber; and a sister, Audrey Weber.

For the past three years, Ken enjoyed living at Lakeside Commons in Menasha, where he was popular with the residents and will be greatly missed.

Funeral services will be held at 6 p.m. on Saturday, April 12, 2008, at Martens-Laemmrich Funeral Home, 312 Milwaukee Street, Menasha, with Deacon Jerry Cross officiating. Visitation will be held from 3 p.m. until the time of service at the funeral home. Interment will take place at St. Joseph Cemetery, Appleton. In lieu of flowers, a memorial will be established.

Ken's family wishes to thank his doctors and nurses for giving him a quality of life to the very end and with their dedication to health care for the living.

Martens-Laemmrich

Funeral Home

Menasha 920-722-8252

Online condolences

may be given at:

www.martens-laemmrich

funeralhome.com

4/11/2008 GBPG

Posted April 11, 2008

DeBauche, Sharon (Sherri)

Sharon (Sherri) DeBauche, 64, Green Bay, died Wednesday, April 9, 2008, following a short illness.

Born in Green Bay, on July 12, 1943, she is the daughter of the late Clarence and Theresa (Schroeder) Manteufel.

Sherri was a 1961 graduate of East High School. She worked as a bartender at The Hydrant Lounge for many years. Sherri was a great mom and grandma. She liked being "up north" or anywhere outside where it was warm and sunny. Sherri loved to travel. She enjoyed baking, crafting, fishing, gardening, crossword puzzles, bird watching (especially hummingbirds). More than anything she was a loving and dedicated grandma.

Her two grandsons, Connor and Tyler were the absolute joy of her life. Sherri will always be remembered for her thoughtfulness and great sense of humor. She brought fun and laughter to those around her. Sherri loved animals and her puppy "Boo."

She is survived by her one son, Tim Manteufel, Green Bay; one daughter, Lisa (Andrew) Stormont, Stoughton, Wis.; two grandsons, Connor and Tyler; partner: Sam Lemke, Green Bay; two sisters, Judy Raygo, Marinette; Shirley (Bill) Buntin, Green Bay; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Luella Manteufel, Dee Manteufel, Cherie Manteufel and Bob Maccaux, all of Green Bay, many nieces, nephews and friends.

She was also preceded in death by one son, Matthew DeBauche; three brothers, Elery "Al" Manteufel, Gordy Manteufel, and Harlan "Butch" Manteufel; three sisters, Julie Blozinski, Darlene Maccaux and Regina DeBaker.

Friends may call at MALCORE (East) Funeral Home, University Avenue at Baird Street, from 1 p.m. Saturday until the time of the memorial service. Memorial services Saturday 3 p.m. at the funeral home with Chaplain Brad McIntyre officiating.

Special thanks to the staff and nurses of SouthernCare for their care and compassion.

Visit www.malcorefuneralhome.com to send an online condolence.

Mom and her son, Matt are now together forever.

We'll see you soon.

Posted April 11, 2008

Roskoski, Genevieve "Gen" (Radlet)

Genevieve "Gen" (Radlet) Roskoski, 92, Green Bay, died peacefully at a local nursing home on April 10, 2008 with family by her side.

Visitation at MALCORE (East) Funeral Home, 701 N. Baird Street, Sunday from 4 to 8 p.m. Wake service 7 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Visitation will continue Monday in the Fr. Ken Room at St. Willebrord Church, 209 S. Adams St., from 9:30 a.m. until the time of the funeral. Funeral 10:30 a.m. Monday at St. Willebrord Church with Rev. Ken De Groot, O. Praem., officiating. Burial at Fort Howard Cemetery.

Please visit www.malcorefuneralhome.com to send online condolences to the Roskoski family.

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Posted April 12, 2008

Wesley Mickelson

Wesley A. Mickelson, 91, Waconia, Minn., and formerly of Madison, passed away Tuesday, April 8, 2008, at the Good Samaritan Care Center in Waconia.

Wesley was born April 5, 1917, the son of Arthur and Julia Larson Mickelson on the farm in Sister Bay. He grew up in northern Door County and served in the Air Force in Great Britain during World War II.

He worked in the shipyards in Sturgeon Bay as an electrician before moving to Madison in 1954, where he worked for the University of Wisconsin as an electrician in elevator service until retirement in 1982.

Wesley married the love of his life, Berniece H. Anglum June 16, 1946, at Ben Clare Methodist Church in Ben Clare, S.D., and together they enjoyed a long and good life full of family, friends, church and community activities.

He served faithfully on church boards, committees and special projects at Lakeview Moravian Church in Madison. They have lived these past seven years at Westview Acers in Waconia, in the midst of a supportive and caring community of friends. Wesley’s quiet humility, confident faith, honesty and love will live on as an inspiring example in the lives of many people, especially Berniece and his family.

Wesley is survived by his loving family: wife Berniece; son and daughter-in-law, Myron and Jodi Mickelson, Pensacola, Fla.; daughter and son-in-law Norma and Larry Christianson, Waconia, grandchildren, Andrew and Mary Christianson, Emily and Christopher Schommer, Heather Mickelson, Danny Mickelson and Katie Jo Mickelson; great-grandsons, Wesley Christianson and Jack Christianson; sister Hazel Daubner, Sister Bay, sister-in-law and brother-in-law , Joyce and Clarence Patterson, Sioux Falls, S.D.; nieces; nephews; other relatives and many friends.

Wesley was preceded in death by his parents, Arthur and Julia Mickelson; sisters, Marian Duke and Millie McIlree; and infant brother, Winfield.

Funeral services and a celebration of his life was held at 11 a.m. Friday, April 11, at Westview Acres, Waconia, and will also be held at 4 p.m. at the Sister Bay Moravian Church, both with the Rev. Larry Christianson officiating. Interment will be in the Sister Moravian Cemetery.

Casket bearers are Andrew and Mary Christianson, Emily and Christopher Schommer, Heather Mickelson, Danny Mickelson and Katie Jo Mickelson. Arrangements are with the Johnson Funeral Home in Waconia. Online condolences are available at www.johnsonfh.com.

Posted April 12, 2008

Lois Gauthier

Lois (Olson) Gauthier, 68, Sturgeon Bay, died unexpectedly at home, Wednesday, April 9, 2008, following a short illness.

She was born Sept. 28, 1939, in Sturgeon Bay, to William and Cecilia (Daubner) Olson.

Lois was a 1957 graduate of Gibraltar High School. She worked at Bay Shipbuilding, Porter-Kiehnau Home Healthcare, Aurora Healthcare and, most recently, for Specialized Services of Door County.

Lois was an active member of Corpus Christi Catholic Church, St. Ann’s Society and the church choir. She was a great mom and grandma. She especially enjoyed spending time with her three children, who were the absolute joy of her life, as well as her very special and dear granddaughter, Alexis.

She is survived by her three children, Gary Gauthier, Sturgeon Bay, Dawn Alger, Sparta, and Todd Gauthier, Pulaski; a granddaughter, Alexis Alger, Sparta; a brother, Bill (Jane) Olson, Kewaunee; a sister, Jean (Jim) Green, Grand Haven, Mich.; and many nieces, nephews and friends.

She was preceded in death by a brother, Robert Olson and infant brothers and sisters.

Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday, April 14, at Corpus Christi Catholic Church, the Rev. Anthony Birdsall officiating. Entombment will be in St. Joseph Cemetery Mausoleum. Friends may call after 9 a.m. Monday at the church until the time of services.

The Forbes Funeral Home is assisting the family. Online condolences may be offered at www.forbesfuneralhome.com

4/12/2008 GBPG

Posted April 12, 2008

Cady, Lynne

Mrs. Jerry (Lynne) Cady, 63, Townsend, formerly of De Pere, died unexpectedly Thursday morning, April 10, 2008, at home in Townsend.

The daughter of the late Howard and Eloise (Smits) Zirbel was born Oct. 29, 1944, in De Pere.

Lynne married Jerry Cady in 2001. She retired from Festival Foods in 2006. Lynne loved living "Up North" and snowmobiling and four wheeling. She was a devoted mother and grandmother and loved her family very much.

She is survived by her husband, Jerry, Townsend; her children, Brian "Tiny" Smits, De Pere; Jennifer (Mark) Doherty-Schuessler, Minnesota; and Maureen Schlag, Green Bay; and her daughter-in-law, Sue Smits, De Pere; her siblings, Barb (Dick) Hooyman, Dennis (Nancy) Zirbel, Debbie (Gordy) Hutjens. Jerry's family further survives, Randy (Kris) Cady, Beth (Kurt) Kuyken, and Amy (Orlando) Dixon.

Lynne was preceded in death by her first husband, Rick Smits, and her son, Brad Smits.

Friends may call at RYAN FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORY, 305 North Tenth Street, De Pere, from 1 to 3:45 p.m. on Sunday, April 13, 2008. Funeral services will be held at 4 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home with the Father Tim Shillcox O. Praem, officiating. Please visit www.ryanfh.com to send online condolences to the Cady family.

A special thank you to Harry and Karen Mooren for all their care and concern.

Posted April 12, 2008

DeVillers, Blanche (Graves, Euclide)

Blanche (Graves, Euclide) DeVillers, 90, Green Bay, passed away Friday, April 11, 2008, at a local care facility.

Visitation at MALCORE (East) Funeral Home, University Avenue at Baird Street, Sunday from 5 to 8 p.m. Parish wake service 7 p.m at the funeral home. Visitation will continue Monday morning at the funeral home prior to the funeral in church. Funeral 11 a.m. Monday at SS. Peter and Paul Church with Msgr. Roy M. Klister officiating. Burial in Allouez Catholic Cemetery.

In lieu of other expressions of sympathy a memorial fund has been established in Blanche's name for the benefit of the NEW Zoo. Complete obituary to appear in tomorrow's Press-Gazette. Please visit www.malcorefuneralhome.com for the most current information.

Posted April 12, 2008

Gauthier, Lois (Olson)

Lois (Olson) Gauthier, 68, Sturgeon Bay, died unexpectedly at home, Wednesday, April 9, 2008, following a short illness.

She was born Sept. 28, 1939, in Sturgeon Bay, to the late William and Cecilia (Daubner) Olson. Lois was a 1957 graduate of Gibraltar High School. She worked at Bay Shipbuilding, Porter-Kiehnau Home Healthcare, Aurora Healthcare and most recently for Specialized Services of Door County. Lois was an active member of Corpus Christi Catholic Church, St. Ann's Society and the Church Choir. She was a great mom and grandma. She especially enjoyed spending time with her three children who were the absolute joy of her life, as well as her very special and dear granddaughter, Alexis.

She is survived by her three children, Gary Gauthier, Sturgeon Bay; Dawn Alger, Sparta; Todd Gauthier, Pulaski; a granddaughter, Alexis Alger, Sparta; a brother, Bill (Jane) Olson, Kewaunee; a sister, Jean (Jim) Green, Grand Haven, Mich.; many nieces, nephews and friends.

She was preceded in death by a brother, Robert Olson and infant brothers and sisters.

Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Monday, April 14, 2008, at Corpus Christi Catholic Church, the Rev. Anthony Birdsall officiating. Entombment will be in St. Joseph Cemetery Mausoleum. Friends may call after 9 a.m. Monday at the church until time of services. The Forbes Funeral Home is assisting the family. Online condolences may be offered from www.forbesfuneralhome.com.

Posted April 12, 2008

Roskoski, Genevieve "Gen" (Radlet)

Genevieve "Gen" (Radlet) Roskoski, 92, Green Bay, died peacefully at a local nursing home on April 10, 2008, with family by her side.

Born on Feb. 1, 1916, in Green Bay, she is the daughter of the late Louis and Mary (Bredeal) Radlet.

On July 31, 1933, she married Peter Roskoski at St. Patrick's Church, and he preceded her in death on March 24, 1993.

Gen worked in the marking room at H.C. Pranges for many years. She enjoyed spending time with family, and said the rosary daily.

Gen is survived by seven children, Ronald (Barbara) Roskoski, Jim Roskoski, both of Green Bay; Judy Johnson, Allouez; Mary (Roger) Heyrman, Oneida; Tom Roskoski, Bob (Maureen) Roskoski, Tony (Kelly) Roskoski, all of Green Bay; 18 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; six great-great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband; one daughter and son-in-law, Nancy and Al "Bucky" Goulder; one granddaughter, Jane Heyrman; three brothers, Henry, Alfred, and Charles; four sisters, Helen, Rose, Josephine, and Evelyn; one son-in-law, Harry Johnson.

Visitation at MALCORE (East) Funeral Home, 701 N. Baird Street, Sunday from 4 to 8 p.m. Wake service 7 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Visitation will continue Monday in the Fr. Ken Room at St. Willebrord Church, 209 S. Adams St., from 9:30 a.m. until the time of the funeral. Funeral 10:30 a.m. Monday at St. Willebrord Church with Rev. Ken De Groot, O. Praem., officiating. Burial at Fort Howard Memorial Park.

The family would like to extend a special thanks to Gen's granddaughter —Cindy, and the staff at Parkview Manor.

Please visit www.malcorefuneralhome.com to send online condolences to the family.

4/12/2008 Herald Times Reporter

Posted April 12, 2008

Elaine M. Osesek

Elaine M. Osesek, age 85, a resident of the Manitowoc Health Care Center, died on Friday morning, April 11, 2008, at Aurora Medical Center, Two Rivers, surrounded by her family.

She was born on Sept. 15, 1922, in Manitowoc, daughter of the late John and Mary Buretta. On Oct. 2, 1948, she married Henry F. Osesek at St. Boniface Catholic Church, Manitowoc. He preceded her in death on Aug. 5, 1995. Elaine was employed at Aluminum Specialty and then Mirro Aluminum Company, retiring in 1982. She was a member of St. Francis of Assisi.

Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law: Jeffrey Lee and Jane Osesek, Manitowoc; six grandchildren: Michael and Jennifer, Two Rivers; Christina and John, Nebraska; Robert, Manitowoc; Anthony, Manitowoc; Sara and John, Two Rivers; and Jennifer and Benjamin, Two Rivers; 11 great-grandchildren; a brother and sister-in-law: Victor and Ruth Buretta, Manitowoc; and two sisters and a brother-in-law: Adeline and Don Matheys, Green Bay, and Lois Benzshawel, Tennessee. Nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends also survive. She was preceded in death by a brother and sister-in-law: Daniel and Eleanor Buretta; and a brother-in-law: Norbert Benzshawel.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, April 14, 2008, at The Pfeffer Funeral Home & Cremation Care Center, Manitowoc. Officiating at the service will be the Rev. Richard Klingeisen, with burial at Calvary Cemetery, Manitowoc.

The family will greet relatives and friends at The Pfeffer Funeral Home & Cremation Care Center, Manitowoc, from 9:30 a.m. on Monday, April 14, 2008, until the time of service at 11 a.m.

Herald Times Reporter

April 12, 2008

Posted April 12, 2008

Selma Z. Wierer

Selma Z. Wierer, age 90, a lifelong resident of Kewaunee, passed away on Friday, April 11, 2008, at the Kewaunee Care Center in Kewaunee.

Selma was born on June 18, 1917, in Kewaunee to the late Walter and Ella (Jerovetz) Zimmerman. On May 16, 1936, she married Jerry F. Wierer in Kewaunee. He preceded her in death on Jan. 26, 2007. They were married for 70 years and continued to live and work on their 155-acre farm, which was in the family since 1872. Selma enjoyed her vegetable and flower gardens; baking and cooking; puzzles; and spending time with family and friends. Jerry and Selma always had a way of making friends and family feel welcome and appreciated. There always was time for conversation and a cup of coffee. Selma was a member of Immanuel Evangelical Lutheran Church in Kewaunee.

Survivors include two sons and daughters-in-law: Jerry and Rhoda Wierer, Sturgeon Bay, and John and Pat Wierer, Casco; two daughters and sons-in-law: Jean and Richard Wenz, Green Bay, and Jan and Tom DeWane, Mishicot; eight grandchildren: Debbie (Joseph) Fierst; Brian (Leslie) Wierer; Chris (Andrea) Wenz; Jesse (Sarah) Wenz; Diane (Al) Combs; John Wierer and fiancée, Samantha Campbell; Jennifer (Wesley) Swisher; and Douglas DeWane: 14 great-grandchildren; one sister: Ruth Boor, Kewaunee: one brother: Lloyd (Marge) Zimmerman, Green Bay: one sister-in-law: Lillian Jahnke, Green Bay; one brother-in-law: Roland Boucher, Algoma; one Aunt: Myrtle Ziemer, Kewaunee; special friends: Tony and Donna Kotyza, Kewaunee; and her loyal dog: Snoopy. She was preceded in death by two brothers: Marvin Zimmerman and Walter Zimmerman; two sisters-in-law: Rose Wautelet and Bessie Boucher; and four brothers-in-law: John Kleiman; William Jahnke; William Wautlet; and Willard Boor.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, April 15, 2008, at Immanuel Evangelical Lutheran Church, 710 Dorelle St., Kewaunee, with the Rev. Randy Schoemann officiating. Burial will be held in the Riverview Cemetery.

Friends may call after 4 p.m. on Monday, April 14, 2008, at Buchanan Funeral Home, Kewaunee.

Visitation continues on Tuesday at the funeral home until 10:30 a.m.

Please go to www .buchananfh.com to send condolences or to print the obituary.

A very special thank you to the staff of the Kewaunee Care Center, Unity Hospice and Dr. Thomas Zenner for their continual support and exceptional care.

Herald Times Reporter

April 12, 2008

4/13/2008 GBPG

Posted April 13, 2008

Bauers, Earl R.

Earl R. Bauers, 77, Pound, was taken to Heaven to join his wife, Dorothy, and other family members, early Wednesday morning, April 9, 2008, from Newcare Convalescent Center, Crivitz.

Earl Richard Bauers was born May 4, 1930, in Oconto, to Robert and Mae (DeJarlis) Bauers. He graduated from Oconto High School with the Class of 1948. As a young boy, he drove a taxicab for the Oconto Cab Company.

Earl married the former Dorothy Bishop, March 11, 1950, at First American Lutheran Church, Oconto. They resided in Kenosha, where Earl worked for American Motors for 30 years. Earl and Dorothy moved to the Town of Beaver in 1980.

Dorothy preceded Earl in death Sept. 6, 1992. He was a member of Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, Coleman. Earl loved deer hunting, camping and vacationing with his family. He was an antique car and motorcycle enthusiast and enjoyed attending car shows and riding his motorcycle.

Surviving are his family, children, Terry Bauers and wife, Cveta, Pound; Sandy Pearson and husband, Michael, Racine; and Debbie Schnaufer and husband, Gary, Loveland, Colo.; grandchildren and great-grandchildren, Tracy (John) Habermehl and their children, Nicholas, Lindsey, Justin, Katlyn and Trevor, Kenosha; Sheila (Mario) Jimenez and son, Alejandro, Costa Rica; Yvonne (Robert) Stutzer, Milwaukee; Trisha (Patrick) Torti, Hedgenville, W. Va.; Heather (Jim) Pigott and children, Emma, Ben, Alex, Shanghai, China; Amy Pearson and partner, Conrad Crystal and son Parker, Kenosha; Jennifer (Mike) Gire and son, Peyton, Cheyenne, Wyo.; and Stacey Schnaufer and partner, Jo Chao, Herndon, Va.; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Preceding Earl in death in addition to his wife, Dorothy, were his parents and two brothers, Harold and Robert.

The family will greet friends at Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, Coleman, from 9:30 until 10:45 a.m. Friday, April 18, 2008. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday in the Church, with the Rev. Gregory Stahlecker officiating. Burial will be at Evergreen Cemetery, Oconto.

In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund has been established.

Condolences may be expressed and a photo tribute viewed at www.ackermanfuneraldirectors.com. Ackerman Funeral Directors, caring for the arrangements. Raymond B. Ackerman, Jr., Funeral Director (800) 236-2721.

Posted April 13, 2008

Cady, Mrs. Jerry (Lynne)

Mrs. Jerry (Lynne) Cady, 63, Townsend, formerly of De Pere, died unexpectedly Thursday morning, April 10, 2008, at home in Townsend.

The daughter of the late Howard and Eloise (Smits) Zirbel was born Oct. 29, 1944, in De Pere. Lynne married Jerry Cady in 2001. She retired from Festival Foods in 2006. Lynne loved living "Up North" and snowmobiling and four wheeling. She was a devoted mother and grandmother and loved her family very much.

She is survived by her husband, Jerry, Townsend; her children, Brian "Tiny" Smits, De Pere; Jennifer (Paul) Doherty-Schuessler, Minnesota; and Maureen Schlag, Green Bay; her daughter-in-law, Sue Smits, De Pere; her siblings, Barb (Dick) Hooyman, Dennis (Nancy) Zirbel and Debbie (Gordy) Hutjens. Jerry's family further survives, Randy (Kris) Cady, Beth (Kurt) Kuyken and Amy (Orlando) Dixon.

Lynne was preceded in death by her first husband, Rick Smits, and her son, Brad Smits.

Friends may call at RYAN FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORY, 305 North Tenth Street, De Pere, from 1 to 3:45 p.m. on Sunday, April 13, 2008. Funeral services will be held at 4 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home with the Father Tim Shillcox, O.Praem., officiating. Please visit www.ryanfh.com to send online condolences to the Cady family.

A special thank you to Harry and Karen Mooren for all their care and concern.

Posted April 13, 2008

DeVillers, Blanche

Blanche (Graves, Euclide) DeVillers, 90, Green Bay, passed away Friday, April 11, 2008, at a local care facility.

Born on Aug. 5, 1917, in Namur, she is the daughter of the late Fabian and Gertrude (Denil) Euclide. Blanche began her career at SS Kresge Dime Store and later retired from Millprint Inc. in De Pere. She enjoyed dancing, bingo, bowling, playing cards and spending time with her family and good friend, Betty.

Blanche is survived by one son, Fred Jr. (Mary) Graves, Green Bay; two grandchildren, Peter (Theresa) Graves, Apple Valley, Minn. and their children, Adam and Meghan; Timothy (Susan) Graves, Eagan, Minn. and their children, Spencer and Elizabeth; one sister, Laura Fidler; one brother, Robert Euclide; many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by three brothers, Francis, Arnold and Charles Euclide; two sisters, Adeline Hannon and Celia Hopkins; three brothers-in-law, Joe Hannon, Don Hopkins and Clyde Fidler; three sisters-in-law, Emily, Octavia and Carlene Euclide; nieces and nephews.

Visitation at MALCORE (East) Funeral Home, University Avenue at Baird Street, Sunday (today) from 5 to 8 p.m. Parish wake service 7 p.m. at the funeral home. Visitation will continue Monday morning at the funeral home prior to the funeral in church. Funeral 11 a.m. Monday at SS. Peter and Paul Church with Msgr. Roy M. Klister officiating. Burial in Allouez Catholic Cemetery.

The family would like to extend gratitude to the staff at St. Vincent Hospital, Heartland Hospice, and especially to the staff at Bishops Court for their incomparable care and support.

In lieu of other expressions of sympathy a memorial fund has been established in Blanche's name for the benefit of the NEW Zoo.

Please visit www.malcorefuneralhome.com to send online condolences to the family.

Posted April 13, 2008

Kane, John Leo

John Leo Kane, 72, 4383 Kane Lane, Denmark, died unexpectedly Thursday afternoon, April 10, 2008, surrounded by his family. Because of the strong faith our parents instilled in us, we take comfort in knowing that Dad is now with Mom.

John Leo was born on the family farm on March 30, 1936, the youngest son of the late Michael P. and Elizabeth A. (Long) Kane. On Oct. 26, 1957, he married Carmen Ann Vanden Langenberg at St. Patrick's Catholic Church, Green Bay. They farmed the Kane family farm their entire lives. He was an active member of Prince of Peace Catholic Church (Holy Trinity site), Pine Grove. He served on the Holy Trinity Cemetery Committee. He is well known for his love of jockeying cattle and farm machinery. He greatly enjoyed spending time with his family and taking rides in the country.

John Leo is survived by his children, Leroy and Diane Kane, Maribel; Sr. Lisa Kane, O.P., Dominican Sisters of Racine; Harold Kane, at home, Denmark; Neil and Darlene Kane, Bonduel; Loretta Van Rite, Navarino; Cheryl and Patrick Van Rite, Ledgeview; Clayton and Amy Kane, Shawano; Janice and Eric Stevenson, Green Bay; Carrie and James Froelich, Green Bay; grandchildren, Holly Ann and Eric Nelson, Kurt "Duke" and Rachel Kane, and Crystal and David Arrowood; Elizabeth Ann, Nicole Marie, Brittany Lynn and John Patrick Kane; Michael P. Rahn, Katie, Andrew and Robert Van Rite; Alex, Tyler, Brian and Jonni Ann Van Rite; Christian, Nathan and Drew Kane; Jesse John and David "Davey Boy" Stevenson; and Carrie expecting in September; and great-grandchildren, Camille and Cora Nelson; Caleb Kane and Rachel expecting in June; Mallory, William and Brennan Arrowood; brothers and sisters-in-law, Giles and Mary Kane, Greenleaf; and Gordon and Delores Kane, Denmark; sisters, Elizabeth Ann Denor, Wayside; and Agatha Lensmire, Manitowoc; and sister-in-law, Katherine Kane, Green Bay. He is also survived by Carmen's brothers and sisters, Earl and Dorothy Vanden Langenberg, De Pere; Clayton and Betty Vanden Langenberg, Land O'Lakes, Fla.; Roger and Bonnie Vanden Langenberg, Appleton; Randall "Pete" and Sheri Vanden Langenberg, Green Bay; Keith and Cathy Vanden Langenberg, Green Bay; Marlis and George Richards, Lindenhurst, Ill.; Mary and Cyril Verheyen, Green Bay; and Sandra and Michael Klimek, Green Bay; and many nieces, nephews, and friends.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Carmen Ann, on Sept. 7, 1992; his brothers, Charles (Margaret) Kane, Jerome (Eleanor) Kane and Michael Kane; sister-in-law, Doris Kane; brothers-in-law, Rodney Vanden Langenberg and Arthur Denor; and long-time friend, Harold King.

Friends may call at Knutson-Cotter Funeral Home, 536 County R, Denmark, on Monday, April 14, 2008, from 4 to 8 p.m. The parish prayer service will be conducted at 7:30 p.m. Visitation will also be held at the funeral home on Tuesday, April 15, from 9 to 10:30 a.m. The funeral cortege will then proceed to Prince of Peace Catholic Church, Pine Grove, (Holy Trinity site), 4767 Stage Coach Road, Denmark. The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 11 a.m. with Father Ron Belitz officiating and Father Ralph Merkatoris as concelebrant. Interment will follow at the parish cemetery. Knutson-Cotter Funeral Home, Denmark, 920-863-2411, is caring for the Kane family. Online condolences to the family may be expressed at www.cotterfuneralhome.com.

In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund is being established.

Posted April 13, 2008

La Count, Ken "Cowboy"

Ken "Cowboy" La Count, 68, Green Bay, died Thursday morning, April 10, 2008, at a local nursing home.

Born in Green Bay, he is the son of the late Ervin and Wilma (King) La Count, Sr. Years ago Ken was a stunt man in movies that featured John Wayne, Dean Martin, and he was stunt second for Clint Richey. Later Ken worked in construction many years until he retired. His wife, Janet preceded him in death in 1997. Ken enjoyed working on cars and times spent with his family years ago.

He was survived by his son, Ken John La Count; brothers and sisters, Erv (Betty) La Count, Jr., Charles (Diane) La Count, Darlene Rowell, Rose Ann Demmith, Judy (Clayton) Boesen, Mary La Count, Brenda Ludvigsen, Todd (Geri) La Count, Tom La Count, Scott (Cathy) La Count, Tina La Count, and Star (Ed) Folk; many nieces and nephews.

He is also preceded in death by two brothers, Thomas John La Count and Timothy John La Count.

Friends may call at MALCORE (West) Funeral Home, 1530 West Mason Street, from 4 p.m. Tuesday until the time of the memorial service. Memorial services Tuesday 7 p.m. at the funeral home.

In lieu of other expressions of sympathy, a memorial fund has been established at the funeral home in his name.

Visit www.malcorefuneralhome.com to send an online condolence.

Posted April 13, 2008

Landry, Leonard F.

Leonard F. Landry, 89, Green Bay, died Saturday morning, April 12, 2008, at a local hospital. He was born on Feb. 8, 1919, in Menominee, Mich., to the late Ernest and Pearl (Shaw) Landry. He was a 1937 graduate of Green Bay East High School. Leonard served in the U.S. Army in Burma, India, during World War II.

On Sept. 27 1941, he married the former Arleen Jessel. They enjoyed 53 years of marriage before she preceded him in death on Oct. 27, 1994. Over Leonard's career, he had been employed by Green Bay & Western Railroad, Green Bay Park & Rec. Dept. and in security for the Green Bay Packers. He served as a Brown County Sheriff's Deputy for a number of years. Leonard helped start the Green Bay Route Credit Union where he served as loan officer in its early years. He was a member of St. Joseph's Catholic Church, where he served as an usher for over 50 years and its Holy Name Society. He was also a member of the Green Bay Retired Men's Club. With his wife, he served as co-president of the Whirl-A-Way Square Dancers.

Leonard was a very giving person and spent much of his time volunteering for organizations and just simply helping others. He volunteered for Meals on Wheels for 21 years. He enjoyed telling stories and playing cards. He will be most remembered for his great sense of humor, which he still had in his final moments. Leonard will be sadly missed by his family and friends.

Survivors include three daughters, Sandy Beardsley, Pat (Jim) Walker, both of Green Bay; and Judy Landry, with whom he made his home; one son, William "Bill" and Renee Landry, Green Bay; a special daughter, Suzie Delveaux, Green Bay; nine grandchildren, Kelly (Rick) Weihbrecht, Leonard Beardsley, Corey Beardsley, Debra (Dean) Krueger, Tammy (Jeff) Merschdorf, Kathy Walker (special friend, Chad Koeberl), Matt Walker, Amie Landry and Westen Landry; seven great-grandchildren, Ryan, Cody, Jake, Elijah, Layla, Merissa and Kyle; one great-great-granddaughter, Marleigh Rae; one sister, Ruthann Sandberg, Gulf Port, Fla.; one brother-in-law, Gordon De Wane; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

In addition to his parents and wife, Leonard was preceded in death by two brothers, Alden and Brad Landry; and one sister, Elaine De Wane.

Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, April 16, 2008, at Lyndahl Funeral Home, where a parish wake service will take place at 7 p.m. Visitation will continue after 9:30 a.m. Thursday at St. Joseph's Catholic Church, 12th Avenue at Ninth St., where a Mass of Christian Burial will take place at 10:30 a.m. with Abbot Tom DeWane, O. Praem., officiating. Entombment in Allouez Chapel Mausoleum. Online condolences may be expressed at www.lyndahl.com.

Leonard's family would like to extend their gratitude to the staffs of Unity Palliative Care and N.E.W. Curative Workshop and especially Judy and Kelly, who were devoted to his care at home.

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Posted April 13, 2008

LeCloux, Ann J.

Ann J. LeCloux, 85, Algoma, passed away Friday April 11, 2008.

She was born November 19, 1922, in Maplewood to the late John and Josephine (Schmelzer) Fox. Ann married James (Goose) LeCloux Sr. on June 23, 1942, at St. Mary's Church, Maplewood.

He preceded her in death on June 26, 1997. She was a life-long resident of this area. She enjoyed spending time with her family, visiting with friends, reading, gardening, and working around her home.

She is survived by one daughter Jackie (Bill) Brusky, Sturgeon Bay; two sons, James LeCloux, Jr., Algoma; John (Kendra) LeCloux, Grafton; one son-in-law, Al Gruendemann, Fitchburg; seven grandchildren,great-grandchildren, one sister-in-law Millicent, nieces, nephews, and cousins.

She was preceded in death by one daughter, Joanne; one daughter-in-law, Judy; one sister and brother-in-law Doris (Ed) Rutledge; and brother-in-laws and sister-in-laws Blanche (Malcolm) Empey; Lawrence (Myrtle) LeCloux; and Roland LeCloux.

Friends may call at Wiesner & Massart Funeral Home, 1617 Flora Ave., Algoma from 4 to 7 p.m. on Sunday (today) and again on Monday from 10 to 11 a.m. at the church. Prayer service will be held at 6 p.m. Sunday with Kathy Zeman. The funeral will be on Monday at 11 a.m. at St Mary's Catholic Church, Algoma with Fr. Bill Swichtenberg officiating. Burial to follow in St. Mary's Church Cemetery.

Posted April 13, 2008

Patz, Richard L.

Richard L. Patz, 72, County M East, Coleman, died unexpectedly on Friday, April 11, 2008, at Bellin Hospital in Green Bay.

The son of the late Gust and Gustie (Heisel) Patz was born on March 26, 1936, in the Town of Beaver.

He was married to Loretta Marquardt on June 29, 1957, at St. John Lutheran Church, Grover. He worked for Graetz Mfg. Co., Pound, and co-owned and operated R & A Mfg. in Coleman, for 26 years, retiring in 2000. He was on the Board of Directors of the Farmer State Bank for two years. Richard enjoyed hunting, fishing, working in the woods and spending time with his dog, Buddy.

Surviving are his wife, Loretta; one son and daugher-in-law, David and Barb Patz; one daughter and son-in-law, Cheryl and Chuck Bushmaker; five grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; brothers and sisters, Emily Patz, Henry (Ione) Patz, Marvin (Peggy) Patz, Ralph Patz, Alvin Patz, Gordon (Sandy) Patz, Violet Patz and Ruth (Jerry) Pillath; brothers and sisters- in-law; many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Alma Wittenberg; and mother-in-law and father-in-law, Lawrence and Martha Marquardt.

Friends may call at Rhodes-Charapata Funeral Home, Coleman from 4 p.m. on Tuesday until the time of services. Funeral services will be held at 7 p.m. on Tuesday at the funeral home with the Rev. Jarred Edgecombe officiating. Burial will be in the First Baptist Cemetery, Pound.

Posted April 13, 2008

Van Ess, Jerome (Jerry)

Jerome (Jerry) Van Ess, 64, passed away quietly, at home, on Thursday, April 10, 2008, in Clearwater, Fla.

Jerry married Jeanne Spice on October 16, 1965, at Resurrection Catholic Church in Green Bay, Wis. He enjoyed his time spent outdoors hunting and fishing. He loved to get his hands dirty and was especially adept at woodworking and remodeling projects. He loved the water, and could spend hours enjoying its majesty. His grandchildren were special to him, and they all loved their PaPa.

Jerry was employed by the Green Bay Press-Gazette before entering the Navy. When he was honorably discharged, he returned to work at the Press-Gazette where he met his wife Jeanne. He then worked at Amerhart LTD in sales, then settled at Fort Howard Paper Mill which later became Georgia Pacific, and after 30 years of employment there, he retired in July, 2004.

Jerry and Jeanne moved to Clearwater, Fla. in March of 2005, but ties to Green Bay were strong, and they came back frequently to visit family, children, and grandchildren. He is a member of the Green Bay Moose Lodge, and Largo Elks Lodge. He is a United States Navy Veteran.

Survivors include his wife, Jeanne; sons Joe (Sara) Van Ess, and Jack Van Ess, both of DePere; daughters Jamie (Ken) Cowling, Neenah and Jina (Mike) Gilmore, West Bend; six grandchildren, Kendra and Cooper Cowling, Dylan and Drew Gilmore, and Samantha and Savanah Van Ess. He is further survived by a brother, Anthony (Sandra) Van Ess, and sisters, Marjorie (Eugene) Hietpas, Mary (Tom) Froelich, and Jane (Greg) Cornell. Also surviving is his mother-in-law, Jeanette Spice and sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, including Pat (Jerry) Pierquet, Bill (Judy) Spice, Jack (Joyce) Spice, and Dan Spice, as well as many nieces and nephews and special godchild Dutch.

Preceding Jerry to heaven, are his mother and father, Carl and Lena Van Ess, and his father-in-law, Elton Spice.

Friends may call at Proko-Wall Funeral Home, 1630 E. Mason St. from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday and after 9:30 a.m. Thursday at the church until the time of service. Parish wake service 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Mass of Christian Burial 11 a.m Thursday at Resurrection Catholic Church, 333 Hilltop Ln. with Bishop Robert Morneau officiating. Online condolences may be sent to the Van Ess family at www.prokowall.com.

Posted April 13, 2008

VanBoxtel, Thomas S.

Thomas S. VanBoxtel, 52, Los Angeles, Calif., (formerly of Freedom) passed away recently in California after a lengthy illness, from complications due to multiple sclerosis and kidney failure.

He was born April 25, 1955, the son of Evelyn Van Boxtel Hug and the late Ervin P. Van Boxtel. Tom was a graduate of Madison University with a Major Degree in Journalism and Research. He was a member of the Blessed Sacrament Church in Los Angeles.

He is survived by his mother, Evelyn Van Boxtel Hug, Freedom; and his sisters, Judy (Jim) Ihde, Seymour; Donna Champeau, Green Bay; Patricia (Dave) Feldkamp, Wrightstown; Lisa (Terry) Adams, Appleton; his brothers, Randy Van Boxtel, Illinois; James (Kathy) Van Boxtel, Freedom; William (Jennifer) Van Boxtel, Black Creek; and numerous nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and extended family.

Tom was preceded in death by his dad, Ervin Van Boxtel; stepfather, Norman Hug; and one brother, Eugene Van Boxtel.

Private funeral services for family will be held at Muehl-Boettcher Funeral Home, Seymour with Deacon Don Newhouse officiating. Burial will be in St. Nicholas Cemetery, Freedom, Wis. Online condolences may be expressed at www.boettcherfuneralhomes.com.

The family would like to thank the outstanding staff at Hollywood Presbertian Hospital and the care givers, who cared for Tom during his last days of illness.

Posted April 13, 2008

Wierer, Selma Z.

Selma Z. Wierer, age 90, a life-long resident of Kewaunee, passed away Fri., April 11, 2008 at the Kewaunee Care Center in Kewaunee.

Selma was born June 18,1917 in Kewaunee to the late Walter and Ella (Jerovetz) Zimmerman.

On May 16, 1936, she married Jerry F. Wierer in Kewaunee. He preceded her in death on January 26, 2007. They were married for 70 years and continued to live and work on their 155 acre farm, which was in the family since 1872. Selma enjoyed her vegetable and flower gardens, baking and cooking, puzzles, and spending time with family and friends.

Jerry and Selma always had a way of making friends and family feel welcome and appreciated. There always was time for conversation and a cup of coffee.Selma was a member of Immanuel Ev. Lutheran Church in Kewaunee.

Survivors include two sons and daughters-in-law: Jerry and Rhoda Wierer, Sturgeon Bay; John and Pat Wierer, Casco; two daughters and sons-in-law: Jean and Richard Wenz, Green Bay; Jan and Tom DeWane, Mishicot; eight grandchildren: Debbie (Joseph) Fierst, Brian (Leslie) Wierer, Chris (Andrea) Wenz, Jesse (Sarah) Wenz, Diane (Al) Combs, John Wierer and fiance Samantha Campbell, Jennifer (Wesley) Swisher, and Douglas DeWane; 14 great-grandchildren; one sister, Ruth Boor, Kewaunee; one brother Lloyd (Marge) Zimmerman, Green Bay; one sister-in-law Lillian Jahnke, Green Bay; one brother-in-law, Roland Boucher, Algoma; one Aunt, Myrtle Ziemer, Kewaunee; special friends, Tony and Donna Kotyza, Kewaunee and her loyal dog Snoopy.

She was preceded in death by two brothers: Marvin Zimmerman and Walter Zimmerman; two sisters-in-law: Rose Wautelet and Bessie Boucher; four brothers-in-law: John Kleiman, William Jahnke, William Wautlet and Willard Boor.

Friends may call after 4 p.m. Mon. April 14 at Buchanan Funeral Home in Kewaunee. Visitation continues Tuesday at the funeral home unitl 10:30 a.m. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Tues., April 15 at Immanuel Ev. Lutheran Church, 710 Dorelle St., Kewaunee, with the Rev. Randy Schoemann officiating. Burial will be in the Riverview Cemetery.

A very special thank you to the staff of the Kewaunee Care Center, Unity Hospice and Dr. Thomas Zenner for their continual support and exceptional care.

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April 13, 2008

Mc Cormick, Helen F.

Helen F. Mc Cormick, Little Chute, passed away on Wednesday, April 9, 2008, at the age of 92 and went into the arms of Jesus and her beloved husband, Lewis. Helen was born May 3, 1915, in Little Chute, to the late John J. and Antoinette (Van Dommelen) Van Handel. She graduated in the first class of St. John High School in 1932. Helen was married in 1937 to Lewis Mc Cormick. They retired to Kelly Lake from 1979-1996, then returned to Little Chute. He preceded her in death Jan. 16, 1997. Helen loved her family and friends. The door was always open to everyone to play cards, shake dice, enjoy a meal, an old fashion or spend the night sharing stories of the past. Helen showed us all how to enjoy life and taught us all that the most important riches in the world are not material things, but love, caring and sharing of our self with others. She made a lot of traditions in our households that will last forever.

Helen was a member of St. John Nepomucene Catholic Church, Little Chute, a lifetime member of the Kelly Lake Sportsman Club and a member and past president of the Jacob Coppus American Legion Auxiliary Post 258. She was also a member of the Golden Agers, Union Retirement Club of the Fox Area Labor Council, Little Chute Order of Foresters CT 555 and a committee member of the VFW Post 2778 Boy Scout Troop 67 for 42 years.

Helen is survived by her two sons, John "Jack" (Nancy), Kimberly; and Patrick "Pat", Appleton; five daughters, Kathleen "Kay" (William) Otto, Black Creek; Maureen "Moe" (Ken) Schwaller, Eileen "Iny" (special friend, Dick Dollevoet) Gerrits, Colleen "Clem" (Ronald) Verkuilen and Noreen "Babe" (Cory) Hughes, all of Little Chute; 19 grandchildren, Todd (Michelle) Mc Cormick, Amy Schumacher, Cara (Adam) Wege, Mike Mc Cormick, Sue (special friend, Dennis Laskowski) Otto, Dan (Sharlene) Otto, Barbara (Chuck) Miller, Sharon (Jim) Henn, Charlene Wyro, Christie (Kurt) Geiger, Kevin (Andrea) Schwaller, Gary (Sherri) Gerrits, Rick (Kris) Gerrits, Missy (Dave) Schmidt, Brent (Dee) Verkuilen, Tyler (Maria) Verkuilen, Anna Vandehey, Kyle Vandehey and Ben Hughes; 20 great-grandchildren; special family, William "Butts" and Kathy Weber and their children, Ken (Mary Claire), William (Maureen), Mary Ann (Todd) Laflin and Terri (Bob) Mauthe; and their nine grandchildren; two sisters, Ruth Hartjes and Josie Verbeten; sisters-in-law, Doris Strick and Eleanor Mc Cormick; two stepbrothers, Roger and Robert Wittman; three stepsisters, Carol Pankratz, Rosemary Bjorklund and Joyce Czarowski. She is further survived by many nieces and nephews and her special canine companion, Pepper

In addition to her parents, Helen was preceded in death by her husband, Lewis; her father and mother-in-law, William and Margaret; stepmother, "Nell" Mc Cormick; son-in-law, William Vandehey; granddaughter, Laura Vandehey; three brothers, Williard (Millie) Clarence (Louise) and Larry (Babe); five sisters, Cora and Jane Van Handel, Edith Weyenberg, Della (Elmer) Grimm and Harriet (Jack) Busch; sisters and brothers-in-law, Mae (George) Weyenberg, William Strick, William (Myrtle) and Clark Mc Cormick.

Visitation will be held Monday, April 14, 2008, from 2:30 p.m. until time of Mass at 5:30 p.m. at ST. JOHN NEPOMUCENE (323 S. Pine St., Little Chute). The Rev. David J. Funk, O.F.M. Cap. will officiate.

In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund has been established in Helen's name.

Helen and her family would like to extend their thanks to the staff at Parkside Care Center and Heartland Hospice, especially Lisa.

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Posted April 15, 2008

Corsten, Rose M. (Malcore)

Rose M. (Malcore) Corsten, 99, New Franken, died Monday morning, April 14, 2008, at a local hospital.

Visitation at MALCORE (East) Funeral Home, University Avenue at Baird Street, Wednesday from 5 to 8 p.m. Parish wake service 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Visitation will continue at Holy Cross Church, 3009 Bay Settlement Road, Thursday from 10 a.m. until the time of the funeral. Funeral 11 a.m. Thursday at the church with Rev. Xavier Colavechio, O. raem., officiating. Entombment in the Shrine of the Good Shepherd Mausoleum. Complete obituary to appear in the Wednesday edition of the Press-Gazette. Please visit www.malcorefuneralhome.com for the most current information.

Posted April 15, 2008

Francois, Bernadine Claire

On Monday, April 14, 2008, Bernadine Claire Francois, 91, Sarasota, Fla., and formerly Green Bay, Wis., went to be with the love of her life, Nubs. Since he passed away in 1991, she was "just waiting" to be with him, again. She "knew" he was waiting for her and just recently mentioned this, even though the rest of her life was blurred by dementia and Alzheimer's.

She was born May 13, 1916, in Green Bay to the late Joseph and Clara (Kraft) DuBois.

On Feb. 8, 1937, she married Norbert E. Francois at St. Francis Xavier Cathedral, Green Bay.

She lived in the house Norbert built for her until she moved to Florida in 1997. After graduation from East High, she worked at Fort Howard Paper Company. Berna was a member of the DAV's and Survivors of the USS Indianapolis. She enjoyed going to their cottage on Thunder Lake, and the annual trips to Florida after Norbert retired.

She is survived by her daughter, Jean, and son-in-law, Tim Martin, Osprey, Fla. Tim was the only one who could get her to do things towards the end of her life. He treated her like a Mom instead of a mother-in-law. She has two grandchildren, Mike and his special friend, Terri Evens, Florida; and Kathy Martin, Merrillan, Wis., and her son, Zak Kozlowski. She is also survived by two brothers, Glen, Green Bay; and Joseph Jr. (Bud) and his wife, Rosie, Brandenton, Fla.; one sister-in-law, Beverly Francois, Green Bay; many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her in-laws, Jack and Marie Francois; her sisters, Elaine Bozsa, Audrey and Gordon Smits, Lois and Rodney Lonzo, Delores Lochman; sister-in-law, Edna DuBois; brother-in-law, Wesley and wife, Marion; sister-in-law, Kathleen and husband, Earl Jones; and niece, Mary Ann Thirling, all of Green Bay.

The family will have a private memorial service at a later date. Proko-Wall Funeral Home is assisting the family. Online condolences may be sent to the Francois Family at www.prokowall.com.

A special thanks to Cookie at Consulate Health Care of Sarasota, who went above and beyond, spending lots of special time with Mom and caring for her until the end.

Posted April 15, 2008

Halada, Jacob (Jake) J.

Jacob (Jake) J. Halada, 74, Green Bay, Wis., died peacefully at his home Sunday morning, April 13, 2008, with his family at his side.

Jake was born Jan. 14, 1934, in New Denmark. He was the son of the late Jacob and Mary (Blahnik) Halada.

Jake was a graduate of Denmark High School — the Class of 1952.

On Sept. 14, 1957, Jake married the former Henrietta Mathu at Saint Hubert Catholic Church in Sugarbush.

Jake and Henrietta have been members of St. Philip the Apostle Catholic Church for the past 50 years. Jake was a Communion Distributor and enjoyed helping at Westcare Terrace, NEW Community Shelter and doing volunteer work at St. Philip's. Jake worked for the city of Green Bay for 25 years. Jake had many interests, golfing, fishing, traveling, snowmobiling and maintaining small engines and farm equipment for the family. He enjoyed his family and was a great Dad and Grandpa.

He is survived by his wife, Henrietta; son, Chris Halada; his precious grandsons, Adam and Michael. He is further survived by the mother of his grandsons, Mary Halada. Also surviving are his sister, Donna Trachte; sister-in-law, Agnes Andrastek; mother-in-law, Josephine Mathu; his brothers and sisters-in-law, Peter and Pat Mathu, Al and Rita Mathu, Joanne Zellner, Colette and Jerry Seidl, Sharon and Neil Du Jardin, Jim and Mary Mathu, Jean Jensen, John and Mary Ann Leroy, Bernard and Pat Pigeon, Francis and Donna Paque; very special friends, Joan, Dick, Maria and Alex Nocenti; and many nieces and nephews.

Jake was preceded in death by his parents; brother-in-law, Jim Trachte; brother, Roger Andrastek; sister and brother-in-law, Gertrude and Alois Dellemann; mother and father-in-law, Peter J. and Evelyn (Tasquin) Mathu.

Friends may call at Proko-Wall Funeral Home, 1630 E. Mason St., on Wednesday from 4 to 8 p.m. Parish prayer service at 7 p.m. Visitation will continue on Thursday at St. Philip the Apostle Church, 312 Victoria St., from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial 10:30 a.m. with Rev. Dave Pleier and Rev. Walter Stumpf concelebrating. Entombment in the Allouez Chapel Mausoleum. Online condolences may be sent to the Halada family at www.prokowall.com.

In lieu of flowers and other expressions of sympathy, a Memorial Fund has been established in Jake's name.

The family would like to thank St. Philip Parish, the special people at Green Bay Oncology, Unity Hospice, the staff from the ninth floor at St. Vincent and the support of family and friends.

Posted April 15, 2008

Krueger, Ardis A.

Ardis A. Krueger, 96, Oconto, passed away Monday, April 14, 2008, at Bay Shore Pines, Oconto.

Ardis was born April 4, 1912, in Pensaukee to the late John and Cora (Veto) Mocco.

She married Layman Krueger on June 2, 1932. He preceded her in death on Dec. 3, 1973.

The couple owned and operated a dairy farm in Pensaukee from 1942 until their time of retirement in 1973. Ardis was a member of Zion Lutheran Church in Oconto and its Ladies Aid. For many years, she volunteered at Bethesda Thrift Shop in Green Bay and also delivered Meals on Wheels in Oconto.

Ardis is survived by four nieces and nephews, Marcine (James) Harteau, Waupun; Rodney Mocco, Waupun; Orland (Chris) Ritter, Florida; Cheryl (James) Jawort, White Lake; and very special friends, Donald, Sr. And Vera Andrews.

She is preceded in death by three sisters and a brother.

Family and friends may gather to say goodbye from 9 to 11 a.m. Friday, April 17, 2008, at Zion Lutheran Church, Oconto. Funeral services will be conducted 11 a.m. Friday at the church with the Rev. Bruce Blocker officiating. Burial will be at the Evergreen Cemetery. Memorials may be directed to Zion Lutheran Church, Oconto. On line condolences may be expressed at www.gallagherfuneralhome.net.

Posted April 15, 2008

VandenBerg, Shirley Ann

Shirley Ann VandenBerg, 73, Freedom, passed away at her residence surrounded by her family on Saturday, April 12, 2008, following a short illness.

She was born Feb. 18, 1935, in Kennan, Wis., daughter of the late Bernard and Clara (Ross) Weyers.

Shirley was united in marriage to Marvin E. VandenBerg in Freedom on Sept. 1, 1953.

She was a past member of the Christian Mothers at St. Nicholas Catholic Church in Freedom. She also did volunteer work at Oconto Falls Community Memorial Hospital. Shirley enjoyed playing cards and games with family and friends. She also enjoyed doing crossword puzzles and spending time at her home on the lake.

She is survived by her husband of 54 years, Marvin; three sons and one daughter-in-law, Daniel (Charlotte "Charlie") and their children, Sara, Jason (special friend, Lorrie), and Lisa (special friend, Sam); William (special friend, Lynn) and his children, Adam (Carol), Andy, and Amanda; David and his son Brad, all of Freedom; three brothers and three sisters-in-law, Ronald (Christine) Weyers, Robert (Donna) Weyers, Leonard Weyers, Lois (Don) Nollenberg. She is further survived by her husband's family, John "Jack" (Elaine) VandenBerg, Jack (Marilyn) Jahnke, Jerry (Sharon) Jahnke; nieces, nephews, other relatives, and many friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; a brother, Richard Weyers; and mother and father-in-law, Martin and Magdalene.

The Mass of Christian Burial will be at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, April 16, 2008, at ST. NICHOLAS CATHOLIC CHURCH, Freedom, with Fr. Dave Hoffman and Deacon Don Newhouse co-officiating. Friends will be received on Tuesday from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. with a parish prayer service at 7:30 p.m. at Boettcher Family Funeral Home, 2401 Fieldcrest Dr., Kaukauna and again on Wednesday directly at Church from 11 a.m. until the time of service. Burial will follow in the parish cemetery. In lieu of flowers a memorial fund is being established in her name. 766-2099.

The family wishes to extend their gratitude to the staff at Appleton Medical Center & Theda Care Hospice, in addition to the many dear friends for their support and prayers.

We love your very much. Thank you for all the wonderful memories that we will forever cherish. We will miss you dearly.

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April 15, 2008

Van Asten, Melvin G.

Melvin Van Asten, of Kimberly, age 91, passed away peacefully on Sunday, April 13, 2008, at Care Partners, Little Chute. He was born August 4, 1916, in Freedom, the son of the late Martin and Johanna (Arnoldussen) Van Asten. Melvin served in the U.S. Army during WWII. On October 3, 1946, he married Eugenia Bowers in Wrightstown. Melvin was a member of Holy Spirit Parish, Kimberly. He worked at Appleton Papers for 30 years, retiring in 1980.

Melvin is survived by his children: Jenny (Al) Hatton, Kaukauna; Lynn (Jim) De Valk, Little Chute and Richard (Peggy) Van Asten, Darboy; grandchildren: Todd (Karen) Hatton, Wendy Hatton and Adam Hatton; Jason (Jill) De Valk, Heather (John) Woefel and Michelle (Ryan) Pociask; Lisa (Tyler) Romenesko and Brian Van Asten; great-grandchildren: Tiffany, Shaunna, Jack, Erin, Mason, Lindsie, Emmy, Gracie, Trenton, Tyler and Henry; sister-in-law: Cordell Bowers, Kaukauna. He is further survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Melvin was preceded in death by his wife, Eugenia; brothers: Ray and Clayton Van Asten and his sister, Barbara Van Gompel.

The funeral liturgy for Melvin will be held at 3 p.m. on Wednesday, April 16, 2008, at HOLY SPIRIT PARISH - KIMBERLY, 600 E. Kimberly Ave. with Fr. David Beaudry officiating. Burial will take place at the parish cemetery. The family will receive friends at the church on Wednesday from 1 p.m. until the time of mass.

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Posted April 16, 2008

Corsten, Rose M. (Malcore)

Rose M. (Malcore) Corsten, 99, Green Bay, passed away peacefully Monday morning, April 14, 2008, at a local hospital.

Born on April 29, 1908, she was the daughter of the late Edmund and Octavia (Vandervest) Fabry.

She married Richard Malcore on May 23, 1927. Together, the couple owned and operated Malcore Cleaners. They enjoyed hunting and fishing in their free time. He preceded her in death on June 18, 1962, after 35 years of marriage.

On June 6, 1964, she married Truman "Tim" Corsten. They enjoyed gardening and card playing. He preceded her in death on May 8, 1996. Rose will be remembered for her talents in the kitchen, baking, cooking and canning.

She is survived by one stepson and his wife, Leon and Mary Corsten, New Franken; nine grandchildren, Kim (Stuart) Cottrell, Kathy Duescher, Daniel (Joan) Baldwin, Richard (Kim) Corsten, Ronald (Monica) Corsten, Robert (Angela) Corsten, Randall (Kari) Corsten, Susan (Dennis) Rockhill, Linda Corsten; 19 great-grandchildren; two sisters, Alice Huisman, Green Bay; and Mabel VanHoof, Freedom; one sister-in-law, Audrey Corsten, Green Bay; one brother-in-law, Herman Corsten, Jr., Green Bay; two godchildren, Michael Fabry and Ronnie Malcore; many nieces and nephews.

She was also preceded in death by one stepdaughter, Lillian (James) Baldwin; two brothers, Alvin (Blanche) Fabry and Harry (Evelyn) Fabry; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Clarence Huisman, Sadie (Ed) Ropson, Elmer (Ethel) Malcore, Gus (Grace) Malcore; two nephews, Mike Fabry and Claude (Marian) Fabry.

Visitation at MALCORE (East) Funeral Home, University Avenue at Baird Street, Wednesday (TODAY) from 5 to 8 p.m. Parish Wake service 7:30 p.m. this evening at the funeral home. Visitation will continue at Holy Cross Church, 3009 Bay Settlement Road, Thursday from 10 a.m. until the time of the funeral. Funeral 11 a.m. Thursday at the church with Rev. Xavier Colavechio, O.Praem. officiating. Entombment in the Shrine of the Good Shepherd Mausoleum.

Rose's family extends a very special thank you to the caring staff of Bornemann's Nursing Home.

Please visit www.malcorefuneralhome.com to send online condolences to the family.

Posted April 16, 2008

Lardinois, Terri (Niles)

Terri (Niles) Lardinois, 48, Sarasota, Fla., formerly of Green Bay, passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, April 13, 2008 at home.

Born in Green Bay on April 11, 1960, she was the daughter of Sandra (Olsen) Niles-Fleischman and the late Robert Niles.

Terri graduated from Denmark High School, Class of '78. She received an Associated Degree in Computer Science from Northeast Technical College.

Terri had been employed with Prange's, Green Bay Packaging, and with Fort James. Most recently, she owned and operated her own company, Xtari, Inc., as an Information Systems Consultant.

Terri was married to Daniel Lardinois on November of 1996. She will be remembered as a motorcycle enthusiast and for her love of the sandy beaches of the Caribbean.

She is survived by her mother, Sandra Fleischman Plover; two sisters and a brother-in-law, Jessica and Keith Kons De Pere; and Belinda Niles Plover; sister-in-law, Pam Niles; nieces and nephews, Lance Niles, Cole Niles, Lindsay (Tim) Brooks, and Melanie Niles; ex-husband, Daniel Lardinois Green Bay; two stepchildren, Nicole and Joshua Lardinios Green Bay; special aunt, Eileen (Ron) Winget, Islamorada, Fla.; special friends, Greg Werner and Mulvin Baker, both Sarasota, Fla.; aunts, uncles and cousins.

Preceded in death by her father, Robert Niles; one brother, Lee Niles; stepfather, Dennis Fleischman.

Visitation at MALCORE (WEST) Funeral Home, 1530 West Mason Street, Green Bay, Friday, from 3:30 p.m. until the time of the service. Memorial service, Friday, 6:30 p.m. at the funeral home.

Please visit www.malcorefuneralhome.com to send online condolences to the family.

Posted April 16, 2008

Schroeder, Mary Ann (Groulx)

Mary Ann (Groulx) Schroeder, 69, Beaver, died on Sunday, April 13, at her home. Born on April 24, 1938, at Our Lady Mercy Hospital in Philadelphia, Penn., she was the daughter of the late Edward and Mary (Stephanek) Groulx.

She moved to Marinette, Wis., in 1953, where she lived with her sister and brother-in-law, Yvonne and Peter Fronsee and graduated from Our Lady of Lourdes High School in 1956. On Sept. 12, 1959, she married Emil Schroeder at St. Joseph's Church in Marinette.

In the following years she worked at Unit Structures as an office secretary, Enterprise Engineering Corp. as an office manager and Mickey Lu Bar-B-Q as their bookkeeper.

She was actively involved at St. Mary's Parish in Peshtigo as a past vice-president of the Altar Society, a 5th grade CCD teacher a Stephen's Ministry minister and a lector. In more recent years, she was a lector for St. Mary's Parish in Crivitz. Mary Ann was an avid bowler and dart ball player.

She loved crossword puzzles and enjoyed spending time with her family.

Mary Ann is survived by her husband, Emil; three daughters, Debra (Randolph) Meunier, Peshtigo; Sue Ann (Jon) Kavanagh, New Whiteland, Ind.; Denise (Larry) Alexander, Springfield, Ohio; two sons, Steven Schroeder, Oconto; Alan (Sharon) Schroeder, Appleton; a sister, Yvonne Fronsee, Lakeland, Fla.; her mother-in-law, Olive Schroeder, Peshtigo; sister-in-law, Lorna Techmeier, Marinette; two brothers-in-law, John Kinjerski, Green Bay; and Edward Kinjerski, New Franken; grandchildren, Gregory, Christopher, and Matthew Meunier; Macinzie Saunier; Sean and Sara Alexander; Emily, Kendra and Kaitlyn Schroeder; Chaznie, Olivia and Ethan Kavanagh; and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; four sisters, Dorothy Robinson, Jeanne Kinjerski, Isabelle Burroughs and Edwardine Kinjerski; four brothers-in-law, Lavern (Beans) Techmeier, Virgil Robinson, Dwight Burroughs and Peter Fronsee; her father-in-law, Ferdinand Schroeder; and her stepmother, Viola Groulx.

Visitation will be held on Thursday, at Berth & Rosenthal Funeral Home from 5 to 8 p.m. Visitation continues on Friday at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Peshtigo from 9 a.m. until time of a funeral Mass at 10 a.m. with the Rev. Father Donald Burkart officiating. Burial will be in Glenwood Memorial Cemetery in Marinette.

In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund has been established in Mary Ann's memory.

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April 16, 2008

Gerlach, Melvin Alfred

Melvin Alfred Gerlach, age 91, of Weyauwega, died on Monday, April 14, 2008, at Bethany Home in Waupaca. He was born on August 31, 1916, in Weyauwega, son of the late Ed & Mary (Abraham) Gerlach. On September 15, 1940, he married Carol Bosland at Baldwins Mill. She preceded him in death on March 3, 2006. Melvin was a lifelong resident of Weyauwega. He owned and operated Gerlach's Grocery Store and Meat Market for many years until selling the business in the late '60s. He then was a partner with his-son-in-law Mike Teal in Bauer's Furniture Store in Weyauwega. He also worked as a state meat inspector and as a meat cutter at various meat markets. He served on the board of Associated Grocer's for several years. Mel served as mayor of Weyauwega from 1956-1958. He was a member of the Weyauwega Chamber of Commerce and active in other civic activities. He was also a volunteer driver for Waupaca County Health & Human Services for several years. Mel enjoyed fishing and relaxing at his place at Pelican Lake. He was a member of St. Peter Ev. Lutheran Church in Weyauwega.

Mel is survived by his children: Terry (Aniko) Gerlach, Vancouver, WA; Ellen (Mike) Teal, Weyauwega; Chuck (Gloria) Gerlach, Weyauwega; Dick (Becky) Gerlach, Scottsdale, AR; Dennis (Lynn) Gerlach, Weyauwega; Mark (Marsha) Gerlach, Waupaca; seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren; a sister, Marian Ruggles, Grants Pass, OR; also nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents and wife, a son Wayne, and an infant brother.

The Christian Funeral for Mel will be held on Friday, April 18, 2008, at 11 a.m. at St. Peter Ev. Lutheran Church in Weyauwega with Rev. Robbin Robbert and Rev. Dennis Lemke officiating. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery in Weyauwega. Friends may call at the church on Friday from 9 a.m. until the time of the service.

Cline-Hanson-Dahlke

200 S. Mill St., Weyauwega

920-867-3399

www.clinehansondahlke

funeralhomes.com

April 16, 2008

Vandehey, Valerie M. (Seyfert)

Valerie M. Vandehey (Seyfert), Kaukauna, age 56, died Sunday, April 13, 2008, in Appleton. She was born May 6, 1951, daughter of William and Adilaide "Totta" (Kuehn) Seyfert. Val was a fun-loving person. She had a laugh that could be heard around the world. It will be deeply missed. She and her best friend, Sue Blake, saw the Beatles live in 1965 at Comiskey Park. She loved to have her bare feet in the dirt, whether she was gardening or planting flowers. She loved to dance and listen to country music. She attended the Hodag Country Festival in Rhinelander for 17 straight years. Val had a great love for all animals but held a special spot for her dogs especially, Hazel May. She loved weekends at the cabin in Fence watching all the wildlife and the walks in the woods. Halloween was her favorite holiday. Red was her favorite color. She loved to be in her kitchen cooking meals but never used a recipe. When she had free time, you could find her curled up with a good book. Our little Warrior has lost the fight!

She is survived by her husband, John; two sons: Shawn (Jen) Behrens and their daughter Brechlyn and Nicholas (special friend Beth) Behrens, her parents; a sister, Terri (Bill Nitke); three nieces: Amber (Derek) Vogds, Alyse and Olivia Nitke, a grand nephew, Braeden Vogds, two uncles, Floyd (Jan) Kuehn and Edwin (Nancy) Kuehn, and an aunt, Karen (John) Sawaska. She is further survived by her husband's family: stepdaughters, Shannan (Makennah) Vandehey (special friend Andy), Stefanie (Kevin) Dosak, and Samantha Vandehey; step grandmother, Marion Vandehey, step sisters-in-law: Judy (Elmer, Jeff, John and Terra, Jenny and Ron) Van Dyke, Mary (Dave, Chris, Steve and Amie) Verboomen, Debbie (Kevin, Jessica and Jason) Van Dyn Hoven, and step brother-in-law, Mark (Sheila, Ryan and Kate) Vandehey.

She was preceded in death by her step grandfather, Glen L. Vendehey.

Memorial Services for Valerie will be at 3 p.m. on Saturday, April 19, 2008, at BOETTCHER FAMILY FUNERAL HOME, 2401 Fieldcrest Dr., Kaukauna, with Fr. Robert Vandenberg officiating. Friends may call at the Funeral Home from 1 p.m. until time of service. In lieu of flowers a memorial fund is being established in her name. 766-2099.

The family would like to extend a special thanks to the following:

Her CHEMO buddy Nichole, AMC-ICU staff for you deep compassion, Barbie and Tanya at Heartland Hospice and the staff and family at Manor Care.

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Posted April 17, 2008

LaPlante, Milo "Whitey"

Milo "Whitey" LaPlante, 83, Green Bay, passed away Wednesday morning, April 16, 2008, at a local nursing home after a courageous battle with cancer. Whitey was born Aug. 22, 1924, to the late Alphonse and Carrie (Campbell) LaPlante. He served with the U.S. Navy during World War II on the USS Kennebago. Whitey was very proud of his military service and attended many of his ship's reunions. He was employed in construction work and garage door installation most of his life.

Whitey is survived by one sister, Mary Lou Dachelet, Green Bay; special friends, George Verheyden, Green Bay; and Bill and Judy Maricque, Brussels. He is also survived by nieces, nephews, and many friends.

He was preceded in death by three brothers, Marvin, Merlon and Milton; and three sisters, Margaret Van Oss, Marion Novitski and Mildred Mikkelsen.

Friends may call at Proko-Wall Funeral Home, 1630 E. Mason St., Green Bay, from 4 to 6 p.m. on Friday, April 18. Funeral service at 6 p.m. at the funeral home with Fr. Ken De Groot, O.Praem. officiating. Military service to follow. Burial will be in Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Wequiock. Online condolences may be sent to Whitey's family at www.prokowall.com.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given in Milo's name to St. Willebrord Parish or the American Cancer Society for cancer research or The Disabled Navy Veterans Association.

The family wishes to thank Fr. Ken De Groot, nurse, Brenda Bartlet and the entire staff at Odd Fellow Home for their kindness and compassion given Milo this past year.

Posted April 17, 2008

Maccaux, Edward J.

Edward J. Maccaux, Jr., 89, longtime resident of Green Bay, died Tuesday, April 15, 2008, at his home. He was born Nov. 2, 1918, in Namur, Wis., to the late Edward and Lucille (Delwiche) Maccaux. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II as a medic. Edward was quite a musician and loved playing the accordion. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus Council #617, the Pazaza Club and enjoyed playing cards and fishing.

Survivors include two sisters and a brother-in-law, Mildred Kraft, Margaret and John Winn; many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Agnes; his brothers, William, Frank, Harris and Nelson Maccaux; his sisters, Josephine Gerondale, Emily Malcore, Mary Reinhardt and Helen Williams.

Friends may call at Blaney Funeral Home, 1521 Shawano Ave., from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday. A Parish Wake Service and a Knights of Columbus Memorial Service will be held at 7:30 p.m. Friday. Friends may also call at St. Jude Catholic Church, 1420 Division St., from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Saturday. The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the church with the Rev. Andrew Kysely officiating. Entombment will be in Fort Howard Mausoleum. To send online condolences, please go to www.BlaneyFuneralHome.com.

Posted April 17, 2008

Wavrunek, Mr. John A.

Mr. John A. Wavrunek, 80, Pilsen died Tuesday morning, April 15, 2008, at Rennes Nursing Home in De Pere. He was born Oct. 19, 1927, in Pilsen, to the late John and Katherine (Wochos) Wavrunek. John was employed with Lysie Aluminum in Kewaunee until his retirement. He was a member of the Catholic Order of Foresters, St. Joseph Court #2080 and a member of the St. Joseph Holy Name Society, Pilsen.

Survivors include three sisters and two brothers-in-law, Helen Martin, De Pere; Marie and Raymond Merkel, Milwaukee; Ann Wavrunek, De Pere; Karl Dobr, Chicago, Ill.; one brother and one sister-in-law, Ed and Rosemary Wavrunek, Pilsen; nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by one infant brother; two sisters and one brother-in-law, Rose Dobr, Barbara Wavrunek and Melvin Martin; one half-sister, Evelyn Boettcher; two half-brothers, Joseph Hanna, and Wencil "Jim" (Esther) Hanna.

Friends may call at ST. THERESE PARISH, ST. JOSEPH-ST. JOHN SITE, PILSEN, 9 a.m. to 11 a.m., Thursday, April 17, 2008. Funeral 11 a.m. at the church with Rev. Dennis Drury officiating. Burial in St. Wenceslaus Cemetery, Pilsen.

A special note of thanks is extended to the Staff of Unity Hospice, especially Nancy and Patti for taking such wonderful care of Johnny.

The McMAHON FUNERAL HOME, LUXEMBURG is assisting the Wavrunek Family

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April 17, 2008

Hardy, Celestine "Sally"

Sally Hardy, age 80, of Hortonville, died peacefully on Tuesday, April 15, 2008, at the Good Shepherd Nursing Home in Seymour. She was born on March 14, 1928, in Greenville, daughter of the late Aloysius & Sophie (Gressel) Griesbach. On June 29, 1948, she was united in marriage to Francis J. Hardy. Sally and her husband owned and operated Hardy Holstein Heifers. She was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church and Christian Mothers in Greenville. Sally worked for several years at the food pantry and had always given of herself to others. She was also a member of the DAV Auxiliary.

She is survived by her loving husband of 60 years, Frank. Five children: Mary Lou (Ron) Breunig, Prairie du Sac; Kate Hardy, Fitchburg; Bob (Penny) Hardy, Columbia Falls, MT; John (Wendy) Hardy, Hortonville; Bernadette (Gary) Bomber, Mackville; daughter-in-law, Kathy Gelinas, Kalispel, MT; nine grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a son Bill, her parents, a sister Mildred Sigl, four brothers: Leroy, Orville, Harry and Jerry Griesbach.

The Funeral Service for Sally will be held at 5 p.m. Friday at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Greenville. Friends may call at the church on Friday from 3 p.m. until the time of service. Interment will be in St. Patrick's Cemetery in Stephensville.

The family would like to thank the staff at Good Shepherd Nursing Home for the excellent care and affection shown to Sally for these last 3 years. Also a special thanks to all her loyal family and friends who visited her often.

Borchardt & Moder

4/18/2008 Herald Times Reporter

Posted April 18, 2008

Fritz J. Schramm

Fritz J. Schramm, age 94, formerly of Two Rivers, currently a resident of Shady Lane Nursing Care Center, Manitowoc, died late on Thursday morning, April 17, 2008, at the home. Complete funeral arrangements will be announced Saturday by the Klein & Stangel Funeral Home, Two Rivers.

Herald Times Reporter

April 18, 2008

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April 18, 2008

Grignon, David Anthony

David Grignon, 41, Neenah, died peacefully Wednesday, April 16, 2008, with his family by his side at Theda Clark Medical Center. He was born October 20, 1966, in Milwaukee. Dave was a graduate of the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee. He was employed as a caregiver for a number of years. He was an avid Green Bay Packers fan and enjoyed family activities, camping and snow skiing.

Dave is survived by his father and stepmother, Steve and Sandy Grignon, Neenah; his brother and sister: Steve Jr. "Sid" Grignon, Appleton and his friend, Julie; Yvonne Grissman, Neenah and her friend, Mike; nieces: Paige and Taylor Grissman; step brother and step sister: Steve Dumke, Appleton and Lori Dumke, Oshkosh and her friend, Mark; aunts: Nikki (Pete) Knope and Paula Grignon and her friend Pat; cousins: Mike, Paul (Laine) and Chris Vigue; Brooke (fiance Matt), Brent, Brad and Bryan Reiter; his special friend, Terry Skaal, Chicago.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents: Tom and Betty Grignon.

Funeral services will be held at noon Saturday, April 19, 2008, at the Kessler Funeral Home with Rev. Richard Allen officiating. Friends may call at the funeral home from 9 a.m. Saturday until the time of the service. A memorial has been established.

Kessler Funeral Home

& Cremation Services

304 Commercial St.

Neenah 920-722-6464

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Posted April 19, 2008

Phillips, Edwin A.

Edwin A. Phillips, 81, Town of Humboldt, passed away Thursday, April 17, 2008, at his home. Edwin was born April 18, 1926, in the Town of Eaton, the son of the late John and Josephine (Kaster) Phillips. He married Adeline Rentmeester at Holy Martyrs Church on June 18, 1949, and was a veteran of the U.S. Army during World War II, serving in Okinawa, Japan.

Ed was the owner/operator of Ed Phillips Oil and part-owner of Phillips Brothers Sanitation. He was also employed by Joski Construction, Duquaine Lumber and Charmin. Ed was a faithful member of Prince of Peace Parish, the Holy Name Society, V.F.W. Winiecki Post 9677 and the New Franken Fire Department. Ed enjoyed gardening, woodworking, the Chambers Island retreats and traveling. He also loved to cook and work at the church picnic, frying hamburgers. Ed also started the Pork n' Beef dinner at Holy Martyrs.

Survivors include his wife of 58 years, Adeline; his children, Shirley (Ron) Grusznski, Denmark; Linda (George) McEwen, Wabeno; and Kelly (Leann) Phillips, Green Bay; his grandchildren, Paula and Steve Cloute, Jay Grusznski, Bryan and Tracy McEwen, Amanda and Abby Phillips; and one great grand-daughter, Stacey Cloute. Ed is also survived by three brothers, Raymond (Arlene) Phillips, Elmer Phillips and John (Joan) Phillips; sisters-in-law, Joan Phillips, Urania (Bob) Schwabenlander, Helen Van Groll and Pat Rentmeester; brother-in-law, Anton (Carol) Skaleski; and many nieces and nephews.

Besides his parents, Ed was preceded in death by four brothers, Richard (Helen) Phillips, Clifford (Lucille) Phillips, Marvin Phillips and David Phillips; three sisters-in-law, Aurelia Phillips, Joyce Phillips and Arlene Skaleski, four brothers-in-law, Robert (Marion) Rentmeester, Ervin Rentmeester, Harvey DeGrave and Joe Van Groll; and other relatives.

Friends may call at Proko-Wall Funeral Home, 1630 E. Mason St. on Sunday, April 20, 2008, from 4 to 8 p.m. and also on Monday from 10 a.m. until the time of services at Prince of Peace Church, Holy Martyrs Site, 3562 Finger Rd. There will be a V.F.W. service at 7 p.m. followed by the parish vigil service Sunday at the funeral home. Mass of Christian Burial will be 11 a.m. Monday at the Church with Rev. Robert Rhyner officiating. Entombment in Shrine of the Good Shepherd Mausoleum, Bay Settlement. Online condolences may be sent to the Phillips family at www.prokowall.com.

Ed's family would like to express a sincere thank you to all the nurses, VNA Hospice and NEW Curative Rehabilitation for their care and concern.

Posted April 19, 2008

Rabida, Raymond Edward

Raymond Edward Rabida, 71, Algoma died Friday April 18, 2008, at Bellin Hospital. He was born April 12, 1937, in Green Bay, to the late Cornelius and Cecelia (Champeau) Rabida. Raymond worked as a journeyman molder until 1963 when he had to retire due to an injury. He married Patricia Krummel June 1,1957, in Stangesville. Raymond became a very good cook and was famous for his chili. He could fix anything that needed to be fixed and was a talented artist. He also was an avid hunter and gardener. He was a former member of the Optimist Club.

Raymond is survived by his wife, Patricia; his children, daughter, Julie (Dan) Brey, Denmark; son, Jeffrey (Dione) Rabida, Mount Olive, Ill.; daughter, Jean (John) Page, Paris, Tenn.; son, John (Jodi) Rabida, Mount Olive, Ill; son, Jay (Tammy) Rabida, Two Rivers; 13 grandchildren, four great-grandchildren; two brothers, Lyle (Joani) Rabida and Jerome (Kay) Rabida, all of Green Bay.

He was preceded in death by his parents; one sister, Doris Gillis; and two brothers, Donald and Norbert Rabida.

Friends may gather at the SCHINDERLE FUNERAL HOME, Algoma, from 5 p.m. Sunday, April 20, 2008, until the time of service at 7 p.m. with Pastoral Minister Kathy Zeman officiating. Burial on Monday at the Knollwood Cemetery, Two Rivers.

Raymond was a wonderful father, grandfather and great-grandfather and will be sadly missed by his family.

Online condolences may be expressed at www.schinderle.com in memory of Raymond E. Rabida.

4/19/2008 Herald Times Reporter

Posted April 19, 2008

Fritz J. Schramm

Fritz J. Schramm, age 94, formerly of Two Rivers, currently a resident of Shady Lane Nursing Care Center, Manitowoc, died late on Thursday morning, April 17, 2008, at the home.

Fritz was born on June 5, 1913, in the town of Mishicot, son of the late Herman and Anna (Moeller) Schramm. He proudly served in the U.S. Army during World War II from March 1942 through October 1945. He took part in the Invasion of North Africa under General Patton. He also served in France with the 602nd Base Armament Maintenance Battalion. He was one of the oldest surviving World War II veterans. On Sept. 21, 1946, he married the former Dorothy Kates at St. Luke Catholic Church, Two Rivers. She preceded him in death on May 4, 2002. Fritz and his wife farmed in the town of Mishicot until moving to Two Rivers in 1948. He was employed for 25 years at Eggers Industries as a machine operator, until retiring in 1976. He was a lifetime member of the Two Rivers VFW.

Survivors include two sons and daughters-in-law: Bill and Ana Schramm, West Allis, and Peter and Victoria Schramm, Manitowoc; two daughters and sons-in-law: Susan and Harlan Sprang, and Donna and Paul Franz, both of Two Rivers; one daughter-in-law: Beth Gauthier, Two Rivers; nine grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. Nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends also survive. He was preceded in death by one son: Tim; six brothers: Bernard, Walter, William, Gustav, Louis and Herman Jr.; and three sisters: Caroline Kasten; Amanda Jorgenson; and Leona Schramm.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, April 21, 2008, at St. Peter the Fisherman Catholic Church, Two Rivers. Officiating at the Mass of Christian Burial will be the Rev. William O'Brien. Military rites will be accorded by the Two Rivers VFW and American Legion immediately following Mass. Entombment will be held at Knollwood Chapel Mausoleum.

The family will greet relatives and friends at Klein & Stangel Funeral Home and Cremation Care Center, Two Rivers, on Sunday afternoon, April 20, 2008, from 2 until 4 p.m.

Visitation will continue at church on Monday morning from 9:30 until 10:15 a.m.

The Klein & Stangel Funeral Home and Cremation Care Center, Two Rivers, is assisting the family with funeral arrangements.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to the staff at Shady Lane for their compassion and care given to Dad over these last years.

Herald Times Reporter

April 19, 2008

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Posted April 20, 2008

Beauchamp, Joann

Joann Beauchamp, 74, formerly of Francis Creek, passed away peacefully Thursday, April 17, 2008, at San Luis Medical & Rehabilitation Center, Ashwaubenon.

Joann was born Feb. 11, 1934, in Waukesha, the daughter of the late Vernon and Florence (Wiedeman) Cornelius and worked as a beautician.

She married Leslie Beauchamp and he preceded her in death.

Survivors include two stepdaughters, Mary Jo and Simone; one brother, Felix Cornelius; other relatives and friends.

Joann's family will greet friends from 9 a.m. until the time of services on Friday, April 25, 2008, at New Freedom Church, 1255 Russet Court, Green Bay. Memorial services will be 10 a.m. Friday at the church with Pastor Ron Ross officiating. Entombment in Allouez Chapel Mausoleum.

Online condolences may be directed to Joann's family at www.prokowall.com.

In lieu of flowers, a memorial in Joann's name is being established.

Posted April 20, 2008

Langlois, Jim (James) Alvin

Jim (James) Alvin Langlois, 66, Green Bay, passed away at home April 18, 2008, after a long fight with prostate cancer.

Jim was born Jan. 23, 1942, to the late Arthur and Zina (Taylor) Langlois. He had one brother and two sisters.

Jim was a respected professional who stood firm to his beliefs and convictions. As an outdoor enthusiast and former stockcar driver, Jim passed his love of hunting, fishing, camping, rendezvous and racing on to many. Jim loved to spend time with family and friends.

He will be sadly missed by his wife of 40 years, Ingrid (Inky); and remembered deeply by his two sons and four daughters, 17 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. He will also be missed by his brother, Art; and sister, Jeanne; aunts, cousins, nieces and nephews, and many great great friends.

Friends may call Wednesday, April 23, 2008, at Lyndahl Funeral Home from 12 to 1 p.m. where the funeral service will take place at 1 p.m. Burial will take place at Rose Lawn Memorial Park in Wausau.

The family would like to thank everyone that gave Jim support, friendship, and love during the past three and a half years.

In lieu of flowers a memorial fund has been established in Jim's name.

Online condolences may be expressed at www.lyndahl.com.

Lyndahl Funeral Home

and Cremation Services

Lombardi Ave. & Ridge Rd.

(920) 499-1223

Posted April 20, 2008

Liedeka (Rousseau), Mary A.

Mrs. Mary A. (Rousseau) Liedeka, 68, Green Bay, died Friday, April 18, 2008, surrounded by her family following a courageous battle with cancer.

She was born Sept. 10, 1939, in the Town of Eaton to Julian and Dorothy (Vande Lieffort) Rousseau.

Mary graduated from De Pere High School in 1957, then attended St. Norbert College.

On Aug. 20, 1966, she married Erich J. "Chick" Liedeka at St. Mary's Catholic Church in De Pere. Mary mostly worked part-time while raising her children and then full-time until her retirement several years ago.

Most recently, she volunteered her time at the Catholic Diocese of Green Bay. She has also volunteered as a tutor for those learning English as a second language. Mary especially enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and shopping with her three sisters.

She spent many hours on her passion of tracing her roots and helping others trace theirs. She was the unofficial family historian and spent as much time as she could working on genealogy. This passion led her to be among the founding members of the Bay Area Genealogical Society. Mary stayed in contact with many old friends including those from her 8th grade graduating class. She joined them once a month for lunch. Also, Mary worked with her fellow high school classmates on planning each class reunion.

Mary is survived by her husband of 41 years, Chick; a son, Jim Liedeka, Madison; a daughter, Kris Liedeka; and loving grandchildren, Colin and Quinn Liedeka, De Pere; three sisters, Janice Johnson, Diane (Al) Benzschawel, both of De Pere; and Dee Dee (Jerry) Lund, Dyckesville.

She was preceded in death by her parents and a brother-in-law, Dick Johnson.

Friends may call at Blaney Funeral Home, 1521 Shawano Ave. from 4:30 to 8:30 p.m. Monday. A parish wake service will be held at 8 p.m. Monday. Friends may also call from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at St. Jude Catholic Church. The Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at the church with longtime friend, Rev. Willard VandeLoo officiating. Entombment will be at Allouez Chapel Mausoleum.

To send online condolences please go to www.BlaneyFuneralHome.com.

Mary's family wishes to thank Dr. Gerald Bayer and his staff at Green Bay Oncology for their compassion and also thank the caring nurses on the 9th floor of St. Vincent Hospital and the staff of Western Village.

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Posted April 21, 2008

Simon, Ann (Johanna Weyenberg)

Ann Simon, 93, Little Chute, died peacefully on Saturday, April 19, 2008, at Parkside Care Center, Little Chute, with her children and godchild, Nancy, by her side. She was born Sept. 12, 1914, in Freedom, daughter of the late Matthew and Elizabeth (Gerrits) Weyenberg. She married Arthur Simon on Feb. 28, 1935, and he preceded her in death Oct. 16, 1984. Together they farmed and later owned and operated Simon Cheese Factory for many years. Ann was a member of St. John Nepomucene Catholic Church, Little Chute, along with their Resurrection Choir. She also was a member of the Golden Agers. Ann enjoyed sports, especially the Packers and Badgers, along with playing cards and the occasional trip to the casino.

Ann is survived by a daughter, Sr. Clare, Sisters of St. Francis of the Holy Cross, Green Bay; a son, David (Judy) Simon, Little Chute; four grandchildren, Sarah Simon, Doug (Renee) Simon, Chris (Sarah) Simon and Susan (Robert) Samuels; ten great grandchildren, Aubree, Olivia, Santana, Isaiah, Emary, Isidore and Alexia Simon and Jaden, Kendyl and Alyssa Samuels; in-laws, Theresa and Ivol Vanden Heuvel, Marion (Cooney) Simon, Tony Simon and Irene Simon; along with many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Arthur; parents, sister and brother-in-law, Laura and Arthur DeWildt; brothers and sister-in-law, John and Hattie Weyenberg; and Raymond and Esther Weyenberg. Also preceding her in death were members of her husband's family, Joseph and Marie Simon; Clarence and Elsie Simon; Lawrence Simon; Sylvester and Gladys Simon; Vincent and MaryLouise Simon; George Simon; Dorothy Simon; Marie and Gordon Burhop; and Margaret Raymond Woehrer.

Funeral services will be held at 5 p.m. Tuesday, April 22, 2008, at St. John Nepomucene Catholic Church with Fr. David Funk O.F.M. Cap. officiating. Interment will be in St. John Cemetery, Little Chute. Friends may call at the church from 2 p.m. Tuesday until the time of the mass.

In lieu of flowers a memorial is being established.

Ann and her family would like to thank Parkside Care Center staff for their care the last two years, special friend, Mary Kerkhoff for her years of companionship and care along with her Befriender, Glady Minten for her faithful visits for so many years. Mom specifically asked that we thank you, and so we do and are so grateful for all of you.

Verkuilen Funeral Home

& Cremation Services

Little Chute 920 788 3321

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April 21, 2008

Bohman, William E.

William E. Bohman, 77, Hortonville, passed away on Saturday, April 19, 2008. He was born on July 6, 1930, in Stephensville, son of the late Anton and Regina (Pritzl) Bohman. He was united in marriage to Grace Priebe on Aug. 24, 1957, and they recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary. For 27 years, Bill was employed with Appleton Wire Works, retiring in 1985. Bill was a member of Most Precious Blood Catholic Church in New London. He was a United States Air Force veteran and was a 50 year member of the American Legion Post 55 in Hortonville.

He is survived by his wife, Grace, Hortonville; his children, Monica (Jim) Crubaugh, Sun Prairie; Paula (Dennis) Le Mere, Appleton; Robert, Neenah; and Tim (Michele), San Antonio, Texas; and his grandchildren, Maggie and Katherine Le Mere, Erik and Evan Bohman, Devin, Nicholas, and Reagan Bohman. He is further survived by his brothers, Edward and Anthony (Marilyn); sister, Therese Corr; sister-in-law, Gale Bohman; brother-in-law, Bill Cummings; mother-in-law, Gladys Priebe; Robert (Jeannette) and Gerald (Barbara) Priebe; and many other nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his sisters, Louise Bohman; and Mary Cummings; a brother, Francis; his father-in-law, Norman Priebe; brother-in-law, Dr. William Corr; sisters-in-law, Carol Priebe; LuAnn Priebe; and Margaret Bohman.

A memorial service for Bill will be held on Wednesday, April 23, 2008, at 11 a.m. at Most Precious Blood Catholic Church, New London, with Fr. David Lewis officiating. Burial will be in St. Patrick's Cemetery in Stephensville. Friends may call directly at the church on Wednesday from 9 a.m. until the time of the service. Full military honors will be held at the church by the American Legion Post 55 of Hortonville immediately following the service.

In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund has been established.

A special thank you to the first responders from the Township of Ellington.

Borchardt & Moder

Funeral Home

109 W. Main St.

Hortonville

920-779-4588

www.borchardtmoder

funeralhomes.com

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Posted April 22, 2008

DeGroot, Louisa M.

Louisa M. DeGroot, 89, passed away Sunday morning, April 20, 2008. She was born Dec. 31, 1918, to the late Frank and Margaret (List) Demuth.

Louisa was united in marriage to Bernard DeGroot on June 25, 1938, at Holy Martyrs of Gorcum, Green Bay. He preceded her in death June 16, 2003, after 65 years of marriage. Together they farmed for over 35 years in Glenmore, De Pere and Hofa Park areas retiring in 1986. They then moved to Seymour and have lived in town for 22 years. She was an active member of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Seymour. Louisa enjoyed card parties, visiting friends at the Senior Center, playing board games, her flower and vegetable garden and was also an excellent quilter, knitter and crafter. She always enjoyed company and spending time with her family and grandchildren.

Louisa is survived by four sons, Norbert (Sandra), Hofa Park; Lawrence, De Pere; Richard, Green Bay; Michael (Karen), De Pere; eight daughters, Mary (Gerald) Letter, Michigan; Florence (Robert) Bartman, New Holstein; Margaret (Richard) Forsythe, De Pere; Agnes (Gary) Schussman, De Pere; Suzanne (Frank) Walenta, Sheboygan; Loretta (Paul) Paiser, Green Bay; Eleanor (Michael) Lucas, Suamico; and Rosemary (Richard) Brunner, Green Bay; 36 grandchildren; 39 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild; daughter-in-law, Florence DeGroot, Seymour; brother-in-law, Robert DeGroot, De Pere.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Bernard; two sons, Martin and James; one brother and sister-in-law, Elmer (Edna) Demuth; daughter-in-law, Joan DeGroot; brothers-in-law, Herman Urbanc; Joseph LeMere; sister-in-law, Dorothy LeMere.

Friends may call at the Muehl-Boettcher Funeral Home, Seymour on Thursday, April 24, 2008, 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. with a prayer service at 7 p.m. Visitation will continue at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church on Friday, April 25, 2008, from 9:30 a.m. until Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m. with Father Robert Kabat officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Olivet Cemetery, De Pere. Online condolences may be expressed at www.muehlboettcher.com.

Special thank you to our close family friend Tom Whitty, who was there any time Mom needed anything.

Posted April 22, 2008

Fameree, Minerva R.

Minerva R. Fameree, 96, Kewaunee, passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, April 20, 2008, at her home. She was born on March 21, 1912, in Kewaunee, to the late Joseph and Rose (Wester) Jirtle. She graduated from Holy Rosary Catholic School in 1927. She attended the College of Commerce in Kenosha. Minerva then worked at Kresgee Dollar Store in Kenosha. In 1931, she returned to Kewaunee and was employed by the Wisconsin Telephone Co. as a telephone operator until retiring in 1964. She was a lifelong member of Holy Rosary Church and the Rosary Society and the Telephone Pioneers of America.

Minerva married Clifford Fameree on April 4, 1933 and he preceded her in death on Aug. 10, 1979. Minerva was a loving caring person who loved spending time with her family, especially on holidays.

Survivors include two sons and a daughter-in-law, Gale Fameree and Robert and Jacqueline Fameree, all of Kewaunee; six grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandson.

She was preceded in death two infant brothers, three sisters, three brothers, four sisters-in-law and six brothers-in-law.

Posted April 22, 2008

Graves, Kurt M.

Kurt M. Graves, 43, passed away unexpectedly at his home April 21, 2008. He was born May 19, 1964, to Robert and Wendy Graves and Marion Graves and Tim Briddell. Kurt was employed with Performance Mulch in Seymour. He enjoyed biking, hunting and the "Big Woods" up North.

Survivors include his children, Joey and Dakota Graves, Oneida; Olivia and Noely Graves, Green Bay; one grandson, William Anthony Graves; his father Robert (Wendy) Graves, De Pere; his mother, Marion (Tim Briddell) Graves, Oneida; his brothers and sisters, Mark (Jody) Graves, Green Bay; Jeff (Ann) Graves, Green Bay; Tim Graves, Oneida; Candy (Randy) Sampo, Green Bay; grandmother, Florence Ferron, De Pere; a special uncle and aunt, Tyke and Chris Ferron, De Pere. He is further survived by many nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles.

Friends may call at the Muehl-Boettcher Funeral Home, Seymour on Thursday, April 24, 2008, from Noon until 1 p.m. for a gathering to celebrate the memory of Kurt Graves at 1 p.m. Online condolences may be expressed at www.muehlboettcher.com

Posted April 22, 2008

Moureau, Jean

Jean Moureau, 75, De Pere, died on Sunday, April 20, 2008, after a long illness. The daughter of the late Leo and Josephine (Van Vonderen) Bertrand was born Aug. 11, 1932, in Green Bay. She was a graduate of St. Joseph Academy. On Oct. 20, 1951, she married Herman Moureau at St. Mary Catholic Church, De Pere. He preceded her in death on June 28, 1997.

Jean had worked as a bank teller at State Bank of De Pere, Kellogg Bank and Associated Bank over the years. She served as Trustee at St. Boniface Catholic Church, De Pere. She enjoyed playing Bridge and Scrabble.

Survivors include her daughter, Susan and Ron Knaus; three sons, Patrick and Jorita Moureau, Joseph Moureau, and special friend, Patrice John, Timothy and Tina Moureau; 11 grandchildren, Mathew, Tina, Paul, Michael and Thomas Moureau, Lucas and Mitchell Moureau, Jennifer and Elizabeth Riggio, Kathryn (Micah) Marshall, and Abigail Lockwood, and three great-grandchildren, Jered LindeBloom, Liam and Greta Marshall. She is also survived by one brother, Tom and Kate Bertrand; one sister, Mary and Ed Bougie; and one sister-in-law, Ruth Bertrand.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Herman; two brothers, Jim (Vivian) Bertrand, and Dick Bertrand.

Family and friends may call at RYAN FUNERAL HOME, 305 North Tenth Street, De Pere from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday, April 24, 2008. Parish prayer service will be held at 7:30 p.m. Visitation will continue after 9:30 a.m. Friday at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Family, Lourdes Avenue at Suburban Drive, De Pere until time of service. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday at the church with Father Tim Shillcox, O. Praem, officiating. Entombment in Allouez Mausoleum. Please visit www.ryanfh.com to send online condolences to the Moureau family.

The family extends a sincere thank you to Jean's sister, Mary Bougie, Unity Hospice, and Dr. Jaslowski for their care and support during this difficult time.

Posted April 22, 2008

Vanden Heuvel, Richard "Dick"

Richard "Dick" Vanden Heuvel, 71, formerly of Green Bay, died Friday, April 11, 2008 in Taylor Ariz.

Friends may call at the Proko-Wall Funeral Home, 1630 E. Mason St., after 9 a.m., Saturday, May 3, 2008, until time of service. Funeral Service 11:30 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home. Burial to follow in St. Louis Church Cemetery in Dyckesville. A complete obituary will follow in the Thursday, May 1, 2008, edition of the paper. In lieu of other expressions of sympathy a memorial fund has been established in his name. Online condolences may be sent to the Vanden Heuvel family at www.prokowall.com.

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April 23, 2008

Beno, Gerald J.

Jerry Beno, 81, lifetime Green Bay resident, passed away peacefully on April 20, 2008, at home with his family by his side. He was born to the late John and Dorothy (Lurquin) Beno on Aug. 6, 1926. Jerry attended Green Bay East High School and left at the age of 16 to proudly serve his country as a U.S. Marine in World War II. (He received his honorary high school diploma in 2001.) Upon returning home from service, he met the love of his life, Patricia Turensky, and the two were married on July 5, 1947. Jerry then went to work for his father in the family plumbing business where he and his two brothers continued to carry on the Beno Plumbing name. Jerry believed in hard work and honesty, which was instrumental to the success of the business. He was extremely proud to see Beno Plumbing continue into the fourth generation. Upon retirement in 1999, Jerry continued to help in the business. Jerry served on committees for the Master Plumbing Association of Green Bay and the Plumbers & Steamfitters Local 400. Jerry was also instrumental in the founding of Woodside Country Club & golf course, now the Woods, where he enjoyed many Saturday lunches with his family the past few years.

Jerry enjoyed traveling with his wife Patricia. Together they also enjoyed time up north. Upon Patricia's insistence, they bought a cottage on Lake Mary near Middle Inlet, where Jerry loved to spend his time sitting at the end of the dock talking with his family, or simply spending some quiet time alone. Jerry was an avid Packers fan attending games starting at City Stadium and continuing over to Lambeau Field. Jerry spent the last 20 years planning and implementing reunions around the country for his fellow shipmates on the USS Charleston. He was the editor of the Geech Gazette which he published monthly and mailed to his fellow war buddies. Jerry was also a member of the Veterans of Underage Military Service.

Some of Jerry's most memorable times were with sons and grandsons deer hunting in northern Wisconsin. The laughs and pranks over the past 45 years of this "hunting" will continue to be talked about for generations. Jerry and his family enjoyed working together on his 1931 Pontiac restoring it to mint condition and taking it to car shows and parades. Jerry truly enjoyed spending time with his family and friends. He will be deeply missed by his wife Patricia, their seven children, spouses, grandchildren, great grandchildren, war buddies, business associates, his Wednesday morning breakfast club, Thursday Golf League, and the many, many friends he made over the years.

Jerry is survived by his wife of 60 years, Patricia (Turensky) Beno, their children: Sue Pankratz (DePere), Mike and Karen Beno (Green Bay), Jim and Sue Beno (Green Bay), Steve and Jennifer Beno (Green Bay), Patti and Brian Weber (Abrams), Joe and Amy Beno (Little Chute), and Lynn Beno (Green Bay), grandchildren David (Dr. Natasha) Pankratz, Sara (Mark) Beno-Chambers, Justin Beno, Kimberly (Brian) Warner, Matt (Jennifer) Beno, Christine (Jeff) Johnson, John Beno, Steven Beno Jr., Heather (Adam) Korpal, Laura Beth Beno, Courtney and Kari Krueger, Scott, Katie and Kurt Beno, Kayla & Marcus Jenerson, great-grandchildren Beckett and Lachlan Chambers, Madeline Warner, Nicholas Johnson, Violet Korpal, and Kia Simons. Jerry is further survived by his brothers: Dr. Tom Beno, Pat Beno, and Jack Beno, and his sister Mary Lou (Don) Vanden Avond, all of Green Bay, brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law: Jim and Doris (Turensky) Kellam, Fred and Anna (Turensky) Mier, Dick and Sandy Turensky, Eddie and Jeanne Turensky, and Luverne Turensky, all of Green Bay.

Jerry was preceded in death by his parents, and his father & mother in law, Louis and Ann Turensky, sister Dorothy Lutomski, brother Dick Beno, three sisters-in-law Louvaine Beno, Joanne Beno, and Eleanor (Turensky) Smeester, and three brothers-in-law Raymond Turensky, Alois Turensky, and Alex Smeester.

Friends may call at the Proko Wall Funeral Home in Green Bay from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday, April 25, 2008. A prayer service will be held at 7 p.m. that evening. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, April 26, 2008, at St. Bernard Catholic Church, Green Bay, with a visitation gathering at 9 a.m. followed by a mass at 10 a.m. with Father Patrick Beno (Jerry's nephew) officiating.

The family wishes to thank Jerry's granddaughters, Sara Beno-Chambers N/P and Dr. Natasha Pankratz for their medical knowledge in guiding us on dad's care. Our sincere thanks go out to the Aurora Hospital Medical team. Special thanks to the 3rd floor ICU nurses Amy, Paula, Toni, Ken, Brian, Rod, and all the staff for the care and compassion given to our dad during this difficult time.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given on behalf of Jerry Beno to the Injured Marines Semper Fi Fund.

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April 23, 2008

Michiels, Walter "Mike" F.

Walter "Mike" F. Michiels, 76, Marinette, passed away on Monday April 21, 2008, at home. He was born on Aug. 16, 1931, to the late Frank and Clara (Jauquet) Michiels in Sugarbush, Wis. He graduated from Luxemburg High School in 1949 and went on to serve his country in the US Navy from 1949 to 1953 during the Korean Conflict. After service he lived in California for several years and had worked with his brother in his liquor store. He later moved to Green Bay and worked as a carpenter. In 1960, he and his brother, Jerry, bought Sherwood Bowling Lanes in Sherwood, Wis. Mike moved to Marinette in 1970, and purchased Coach Lite Lanes and started Michiels Lane Refinishing. On Feb. 9, 1973, he married Carol (Olson) Schoen in Escanaba. In 1976, they purchased the Dome Lanes. Mike was the recipient of his sister, Red's generous gift of a kidney in 1979 and fully enjoyed 29 extra years because of this gift. Mike was a strong advocate for organ donation. He also enjoyed gardening, yard work, bowling, traveling, and his constant furry companion, Sammie. Mike shared his life-long passion for the Packers with his children and had attended Super Bowls I, II, and XXVI. Mike was a member of the Brillion Legion, Holy Family Parish, the Marinette Am Vets, the Lions, the Elks, the Moose Lodge, and the Knights of Columbus.

Mike is survived by his wife, Carol; ten children, Tom Michiels, Omaha, Neb.; Jeff (Melinda) Michiels, Green Bay; Cheri (Dave) Olson, Mike (Lisa) Michiels, Dean (Bonnie) Schoen, Cindy Schoen, Kelly (Dan) Schewe, all of Marinette; Todd Schoen, Los Angeles, Calif.; Rhonda (Dan) Madsen, and Ryan (Michele) Schoen, both of Marinette; 20 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; five brothers, Bob (Mary) Michiels, Redding, Calif.; Arnie (Dot) Michiels, Sugarbush, Wis.; Jerry Michiels, Appleton; Don (Betty) Michiels, Green Bay; and Bill (Arlene) Michiels, Denmark, Wis.; and in-laws, Vi Michiels, Jenny (Don) Brown, Neil (MaryAnn) Olson, Rosie (Don) Willmas, Wayne (Bev) Olson, Jo (Greg) Redlin, Skip (Janice) Olson, Keith (Kay) Olson, and Chris (Rick) Nagan.

In addition to his parents, Mike was preceded in death by two brothers Norman and Earl; and five sisters, Donna Mae, Florence, Marie, Laona, and Red.

Friends may call at Our Lady of Lourdes Church on Taylor St on Thursday, April 24, from 3 p.m. until time of service. A Funeral Mass will be held at 6 p.m. with Reverend Joseph Dorner officiating. Inurnment will be in Forest Home Cemetery. A memorial fund has been established in Mike's name. Thielen Funeral Home is assisting the family.

The family would like to thank Dr. Escobar and BAMC Dialysis Unit nurses, BAMC staff, Dr. Gamez and his staff along with RPH Michael and Paul of the anticoagulation clinic.

April 23, 2008

Kowaleski, Ellamae C.

Ellamae C. Kowaleski, Green Bay, died Monday, April 21, 2008, at home surrounded by her family. Born in Green Bay, July 24, she is the daughter of the late Jerome and Mary (Rodear) Willemon. Ellamae married Kenneth Kowaleski April 24, 1946, at Saints Peter and Paul Church. The couple owned and operated Ken and El's Bar (currently Simonet's) on Main Street where she tended bar for 42 years. Ellamae enjoyed shopping, playing cards with her card club on Thursday nights, traveling with her husband and family, and was a longtime Packer and Johnny Cash fan.

She is survived by her husband, Kenneth, Green Bay; three children, Sandy and Rick Goltz, Kelly Kowaleski and special friend, Kelly Berg, and Kim and Robert Jaklin, all of Green Bay; seven grandchildren, Kenneth (Sarah) and Elliott (special friend, Katie Promis) Goltz, Joshua (Laura) and Justin Kowaleski, Tyler, Allie Mae, and Logan Jaklin; two great-grandchildren, Kylie Kowaleski and Eliza Goltz; nieces and nephews; special friends, Peggy and Jane. Ellamae was a very special wife of 62 years, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother whose shoes could never be filled.

Ellamae was preceded in death by her parents; brother and sister-in-law, Gilbert "Sonny" and Joyce Willemon; sister and brother-in-law, Eleanor and Harold "Benny" Lancelle.

Visitation at MALCORE (East) Funeral Home, University Ave. at Baird Street, Thursday from 4 to 8 p.m. and prior to the funeral on Friday. Parish wake service 7:30 p.m. Thursday. Funeral Mass Friday 11 a.m. at Saints Peter and Paul Church with Monsignor Roy Klister officiating. Entombment at Ft. Howard Mausoleum. Visit www.malcorefuneralhome.com to send an online condolence to the family.

The family would like to extend a special thanks to the staff of Unity Hospice for all of their special care during this difficult time. Also special thanks to Linette Servais for helping the family by singing at the funeral service in church.

April 23, 2008

Karchinski, Myrtle (Okrasinski)

Myrtle (Okrasinski) Karchinski, 87, died on Monday, April 21, 2008, at an area nursing home. She was born June 25, 1920, in the Town of Bellevue, to the late Edward and Theresa (Mathys) Vanden Avond. On July 20, 1940, she married Chester Okrasinski. He preceded her in death on June 6, 1970. Myrtle married Norbert Karchinski on Feb. 16, 1985. He preceded her in death on Jan. 23, 1989. Myrtle was a homemaker. In later years she worked at the Brown County Courthouse for seven years. She was a deeply religious person and a faithful member of St. Philip the Apostle Parish. She was a member of St. Philip's Altar Society, the St. Vincent de Paul Society, and the Concerned Hearts Club. She was also a volunteer for St. Vincent de Paul through her parish. Myrtle adored her granddaughters and great-granddaughters. She enjoyed bingo, riding her bike, shopping, dressing up, rummage sales, and spending time with her friends and sister.

Survivors include her son, Jim (Fay) Okrasinski, Green Bay; her daughter, Mary "Molly" (Chris) Katers, Green Bay; stepsons, Robert (Carolyn) Karchinski, Green Bay; David (Glenda) Karchinski, De Pere; Michael (Arlene) Karchinski, De Pere; three grandchildren, Dana (Steve) Roberts, Paula (Ken) Kaminski and Megan Katers; and two great-grandchildren, Kayla and Sienna Davis. She is also survived by her sister, Agnes Gerrits, De Pere; sisters-in-law, Irma Vanden Avond and Beatrice Hansen, both of Green Bay; nieces, nephews and other relatives.

In addition to her two spouses and her parents, Myrtle was preceded in death by her brothers, Irvin, Fred, Earl, Clem, Harvey, and Jim Vanden Avond; and sisters, Florence Schweiner and Irene Nachtwey.

Friends may call at St. Philip the Apostle Church, 312 Victoria St. on Thursday from 9 to 11 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m. with Rev. Walter Stumpf officiating. Burial in Allouez Catholic Cemetery. Proko-Wall Funeral Home is assisting the family. Online condolences may be sent to the Karchinski and Okrasinski families at www.prokowall.com.

In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund is being established in Myrtle's name.

The family wishes to thank Bornemann Nursing Home for the very loving care given to Myrtle.

April 23, 2008

Christman, Wallace "Wallie" P.

Wallace "Wallie" P. Christman, 85, passed away on Monday, April 21, 2008, after battling several months of cancer. He was born in Green Bay on May 10, 1922, the first child of the late Peter and Mabel (Zeugner) Christman, Jr. He attended Cathedral Catholic School, East High School ('39) and graduated from the University of Notre Dame, Class of '44 with a BS Degree in Accounting.

Wallie was a veteran of World War II, serving with the 96th Infantry Division in the South Pacific. He participated in the Battle of Leyte Island in the Philippines in 1944. He was also in the first wave of the invasion of Okinawa in April 1945, where he was severely wounded on April 11. He was awarded the Purple Heart, two battle stars, and was the recipient of the Bronze Star.

On June 30, 1951, Wallie married the former Rosemary Ann Martin, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Henry J. Martin at Annunciation Catholic Church in Green Bay. They have two sons, Michael and Peter.

After many months in Army hospitals for surgery and rehabilitation, Wallie returned to Green Bay and joined Green Bay Foundry and Machine Works, where he was employed for 41 years. In 1969, he purchased the business and operated it until his retirement in 1987. Wallie sold the company to the former Hewitt Machine Company of Neenah and for the next two years, he continued to work for them as a consultant.

Wallie was an avid sportsman. His favorite past times were hunting, fishing, bowling and he had a genuine "passion" for golf. He was a lifelong member of Oneida Country Club, where he honed his golf skills and enjoyed playing with his many regular golfing pals over the years. In 1953, Wallie won the annual Press Gazette Golf Tournament, now known as the Brown County Tournament. Wallie also coached Little League baseball in Allouez. He was an avid Packer fan and attended Packer games spanning eight decades.

He was a member of St. Matthew Parish, and a member of the Knights of Columbus and the VFW organizations. Wallie was an instructor of the Dale Carnegie Courses in both Green Bay and Oconto. He also served as a past president of the Notre Dame Club of Green Bay.

Wallie is survived by his wife of 56 years, Rosemary; his two sons, Michael Ryan, Van Buren, Ark.; and Peter Edward, Los Angeles, Calif.; one sister, Nancy Blakesley, Green Bay; three grandchildren, Katie Christman Rose and her husband, Jonathan Rose, South Bend, Ind.; Michael Christman and Kelly Christman, Houston, Texas and their mother, Sue Christman, South Bend, Ind.; sister-in-law, Mary Ellen Martin, Green Bay; brother-in-law, Louis "Bud" Bellin, Fond du Lac; stepbrothers and sisters and their spouses, Thomas (Arita) Robinson, De Pere; June Bongers, Jacksonville, Fla.; Joyce Miller, Haymarket, Va.; June Robinson, Grace (Ken) Bouschart and Daniel (Cindy) Robinson, Green Bay. Wallie is further survived by his former brothers-in-law, James Reince and James Everson, many nieces, nephews, other relatives and dear friends.

Wallie is preceded in death by his stepfather, Allen Robinson; one sister, Helen Claire Christian; his mother-in-law and father-in-law, Margaret and Henry J. Martin; sister-in-law, Patricia Bellin; brothers-in-law, Ralph Blakesley, Edward Martin, Patrick H. Martin, and John Christian; stepbrothers, Maurice Robinson, Jerry Miller, and Donald Bongers.

Gathering time with family and friends will be held on Thursday, April 24, 2008, from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. at Schauer & Schumacher Funeral Home, 340 S. Monroe Avenue. Visitation will continue on Friday, April 25, at St. Matthew's Catholic Church, 130 St. Matthew Street from 10 a.m. until the Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m. with Bishop Robert F. Morneau officiating. Entombment in Allouez Chapel Mausoleum.

A memorial fund has been established in Wallie's name for the Foundation Fighting Blindness or to a charity of choice.

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April 25, 2008

Coffey, Gloria M.

Gloria M. Coffey, 71, Suring, died at home Thursday, April 24, 2008, following an illness of the past year. She was born Sept. 20, 1936, in De Pere, to the late Emil and Verona (Baeten) Pinkert. Gloria graduated from De Pere High School, and married Edward Coffey July 19, 1958, in Milwaukee. The couple owned and operated The Pines Resort in Crooked Lake in the late 1970's. They moved to Suring where Gloria enjoyed playing cards, reading, and especially loved spending time with her grandchildren. Gloria was a member of St. Michael Catholic Church in Suring.

She is survived by her husband, Edward, Suring; three daughters, Denise (Bob) School, Suring; Maureen (Randy) Pagel, Oconto Falls; Michele (Kurt) Deneys, Howard; a son, Dennis (Debra) Coffey, Suring; two brothers, John (Elizabeth) Pinkert, Green Bay; Patrick Pinkert, Texas; a sister, Carol (Larry) Nolan, South Carolina; 11 grandchildren, many nieces and nephews.

Gloria was preceded in death by her daughter, Erin; an infant brother; and a grandson, Chad Pagel.

Visitation will be held Saturday, April 26, 2008, at Gruetzmacher Funeral Home in Suring, from 10 a.m. until Mass Of Christian Burial at 1 p.m. at St. Michael Catholic Church in Suring, with Father Joseph Coopmans O Praem officiating. Burial of the urn will be at a later date in St. Michael Catholic Church Cemetery.

A Special thank you to ThedaCare Clinic in Shawano, especially Sue Gruetzmacher, Shawano Hospice and its staff, and Shawano Medical Center and its staff for the excellent care given to Gloria during her illness.

April 25, 2008

Frisque, Blanche M. (Gagnon)

Blanche M. Frisque, 99, a permanent resident of De Pere since 1962, died early Thursday, April 24, 2008, at Rennes Health Center. Mrs. Frisque was born on Sept. 18, 1908, in St. Sophie, Quebec, Canada, the eldest daughter and one of seven offspring of Alcide J. and Roseanna (LeRoux) Gagnon. In 1911, her family immigrated to the U.S. and settled in Boniface, a small lumber town in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. When the town was destroyed by fire, the family relocated to Marenisco, Mich. After completing High School, Mrs. Frisque moved to Green Bay and attended Green Bay Business College, graduating in 1928. It was in Green Bay, where she met and later married Gordon E. Frisque on Nov. 21, 1934. Shortly after their marriage, they traveled to Hong Kong, China, where they resided for a number of years, both pre and post-World War II. Mr. Frisque had been assigned to start up and manage an office for Eastman Kodak Company in Hong Kong in 1932. While in Hong Kong, Mrs. Frisque was active in the Catholic Women's League and Chairperson for a committee of volunteers who prepared gift packages for hospitalized merchant seaman each Christmas. She also became known as an excellent hostess for the many dinners and parties required as the wife of the Kodak Manager.

The couple permanently returned to the U.S. in 1952 and lived in Rochester, N.Y., until Mr. Frisque's retirement in 1962, at which time they returned to the Green Bay area. During this time as a homemaker, she excelled and took pride in her accomplishments as a hostess, gardener and tailor.

During their retirement years, Mrs. Frisque did volunteer work for the Red Cross and enjoyed such hobbies as bridge and riding her bicycle whenever weather permitted. She bought her last bicycle at age 88. She was also an active member of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church. She was preceded in death by her parents, all six siblings, and her husband of 71 years who died in May 2006, at the age of 102.

She is survived by son, Donald and wife, Karin Mosinee; daughter, Doreen Dowd and husband, Randy, Colorado; four grandchildren, Andrew Frisque, California; Marty Frisque, Pensaukee; Laurie Brumberg, Washington, D.C.; Steve MacDonald, Colorado; four great-grandchildren, Kellen and Andrea, California; Gabriel, Washington, D.C.; and Rowan, Pensaukee; numerous nieces and nephews.

Visitation at the Ryan Funeral Home, 305 No. 10th St., De Pere from 11 a.m. to 12 Noon on Monday, April 28. Funeral service to follow at Ryan Funeral Home. Fr. Conrad Kratz O. Praem will preside.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests any donations be made to: Options for Independent Living, 555 Country Club Rd., Green Bay, 54307.

The family wishes to sincerely thank the staff and administration of St. Mary's Hospital, Rennes Health Center and the Renaissance Assisted Living Center for their kind, loving, and personal care and support.

Please go to www.ryanfh.com to express online condolences to the family.

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April 26, 2008

Playman, Rosemary

Rosemary Playman, age 89, of Appleton, died on Thursday, April 24, 2008, after a short illness at Rennes Health Center. She was born on September 21, 1918, in Little Chute, to Frederick and Gertrude Gerritts. Rosemary married William Playman on October 4, 1941, recently celebrating 66 years of marriage.

She was a member of St. Bernard Parish, Appleton. Rosemary attended Mount Mary College, Milwaukee, and was an active member of the King's Daughters, Century Club, and many school and parish organizations.

She is survived by her beloved husband, Bill; two loving daughters: Susan (James) Haase and Mary (Robert) Moran; grandchildren: Robert (Christine) Moran, Meghan Moran and William Haase; great-grandchildren: Matthew and William Moran; and many nieces and nephews.

Rosemary was preceded in death by her parents; her sisters: Isabelle (Joseph) Conrad and Clara (Frank) Dittmer; her brothers: George (Adelle) Gerritts and Richard (Catherine) Gerritts; and granddaughter, Jamie Haase.

The funeral liturgy for Rosemary will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, April 28, 2008, at ST. BERNARD CATHOLIC CHURCH, 1617 W. Pine St., Appleton, with Fr. Dennis Ryan officiating. The burial will take place at St. Mary Catholic Cemetery, Appleton. Friends may call directly at the church on Monday from 10 a.m. until the time of mass. In lieu of flowers, memorials to St. Bernard Catholic Church are appreciated.

Wichmann Funeral Home

537 North Superior Street

Appleton 920-739-1231

Online condolences

www.wichmannfargo.com

4/27/2008 GBPG

April 27, 2008

Baker, Leone "Lee"

Leone "Lee" Baker, 86, Green Bay, formerly of De Pere, Wis., Jupiter, Fla., Sturgeon Bay, Wis. and Reno, Nev., died unexpectedly at her residence, Thursday, April 24, 2008. She was born March 22, 1922, in Green Bay, to the late Ed and Emily (Stika) Meuleman. She was a graduate of West High School-Green Bay. Lee worked for Freeman Paper Company and the Brown County Library before retiring to travel between Wisconsin and Florida. She married Donald E. Baker on Aug. 19, 1942, in Washington, D.C.

"Nana", as she was called by her family, was loved by many. She loved to play cards, read books and thoroughly enjoyed being surrounded by family and friends. She was a true "Packer Backer" from the beginning and braved the cold weather and the frozen tundra on many Sundays for her Green Bay Packers.

Survivors include her older sister, Mary Patterson, Green Bay; son, Todd (Melissa) Baker, Reno, Nev.; daughter, Julie (Nicholas) Schetter, Nokomis, Fla.; four granddaughters, four great-grandchildren and their families, nieces, nephews and friends.

Lee was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; her baby daughter, Barbara Lee Baker; her brother, Ray Meuleman; two sisters, Lorayne Hintz and Delores Brown; and two infant sisters, Virginia and Elaine.

A Celebration of Her Life will be on Tuesday, April 29, 2008, at 5 p.m. at RYAN FUNERAL HOME, 305 N. Tenth St. West De Pere, Wis. Visitation will be held from 4 p.m. until the Celebration of Lee's Life. Please visit www.ryanfh.com to send online condolences to the Baker family.

April 27, 2008

Janssen, Edgar E. "Ed"

Edgar "Ed" E. Janssen, 76, Appleton, went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, April 26, 2008. He passed away at his home surrounded by his family. He was born on Aug. 7, 1931, in De Pere, the son of the late Francis and Myrtle (Landry) Janssen. He married Darlene Curtis in 1951. She preceded him in death on Aug. 8, 1979. Ed was employed at Appleton Papers for 38 years before he retired in 1991. He enjoyed sports and was an avid Brewer, Badger and Packers fan. Ed loved fishing, sitting on his lawn chair watching the birds and the animals. He enjoyed listening to the radio and watching game shows on TV.

He is survived by seven children, Richard Janssen, Kimberly; Kathie (Tim) Steward, Appleton; Randy (Marcia) Janssen, Neenah; Wally Janssen, Appleton; Robert (Janet) Janssen, Appleton; John (Cathy) Janssen, Wisconsin Rapids; Laura Van Den Berg, Appleton; 23 grandchildren and 31 great-grandchildren; a brother-in-law, Dean (Betty) Curtis, Menasha; a sister-in-law, Joyce Janssen, Kimberly; many nieces and nephews, other relatives and friends.

Ed is preceded in death by three brothers, Robert, Merlin and Ronald; and one great-granddaughter, Hailey Mae.

Memorial service will be held on Tuesday, April 29, 2008, 12 p.m. at the Vine Christian Fellowship, 3395 W. College Avenue, Appleton, with Pastor Steve Shepard officiating. Family and friends will be received at the church on Tuesday from 11 a.m. until the hour of service. Online thoughts and prayers can be left for Ed at www.martens-laemmrichfuneralhome.com

Martens-Laemmrich

Funeral Home

Menasha

920-722-8252

4/27/2008 Post Crescent

April 27, 2008

Playman, Rosemary

Rosemary Playman, 89, Appleton, died on Thursday, April 24, 2008, at Rennes Health Center after a short illness. She was born on Sept. 21, 1918, in Little Chute, to Frederick and Gertrude Gerritts. Rosemary married William Playman on Oct. 4, 1941, recently celebrating 66 years of marriage.

She was a member of St. Bernard Parish, Appleton. Rosemary attended Mount Mary College, Milwaukee, and was an active member of the King's Daughters, Century Club and many school and parish organizations.

She is survived by her beloved husband, Bill; two loving daughters, Susan (James) Haase and Mary (Robert) Moran; grandchildren, Robert (Christine) Moran, Meghan Moran and William Haase; great-grandchildren, Matthew and William Moran; and many nieces and nephews.

Rosemary was preceded in death by her parents; her sisters, Isabelle (Joseph) Conrad and Clara (Frank) Dittmer; her brothers, George (Adelle) Gerritts and Richard (Catherine) Gerritts; and granddaughter, Jamie Haase.

The funeral liturgy for Rosemary will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, April 28, 2008, at ST. BERNARD CATHOLIC CHURCH, 1617 W. Pine St., Appleton, with Fr. Dennis Ryan officiating. The burial will take place at St. Mary Catholic Cemetery, Appleton. Friends may call directly at the church on Monday from 10 a.m. until the time of mass.

In lieu of flowers, memorials to St. Bernard Catholic Church are appreciated.

Wichmann Funeral Home

537 North Superior Street

Appleton 920-739-1231

Online condolences

www.wichmannfargo.com

3/28/2008 GBPG

April 28, 2008

Conard, Aliceann O.

Aliceann O. Conard, 73, Green Bay, passed away on April 26, 2008, with her loving family and friends by her side. She was one day shy of her 74th birthday. Alice was born on April 27, 1934, in Oshkosh, to the late Valroy and Bertha (Belanger) Slover. She was a 1952 graduate of East High School. She worked for Red Owl Grocery Store in Green Bay, and while working there she met her future husband, Norman. On Feb. 11, 1956, she married Norman Conard and they enjoyed over 51 years together. Alice's family was very important to her and she loved spending time with her children and grandchildren. She also enjoyed spending time in Door County picking cherries and apples, hosting parties, cooking and working in her flower garden.

She will be sadly missed by her husband, Norman; children, Steven (Betty) Conard, Manhattan, Mont.; Annette (Thomas) Luedtke, Omaha, Neb.; Kevin Conard, Minnesota; Bruce Conard, Wausau; Jon (Elizabeth) Conard, Washington, Ga.; grandchildren, Alexander, Madalyn, Jacquelyn and Joselyn Luedtke and Jonathan Conard; sisters and brothers-in-law; Beverly (Robert) Gilsoul, Green Bay; Valraie (Roger) Bibb, San Jose, Calif.; and Karen Meinen, Oshkosh; sister-in-law, Sharon Conard; good friends, Don and Snooky Zuidmulder; as well as nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Besides her parents and grandparents, she was preceded in death by one sister, Sharon Slover; brother-in-law, Jim Meinen; and her mother-in-law and father-in-law.

Friends may call at Proko-Wall Funeral Home, 1630 East Mason Street, on Tuesday from 4 to 8 p.m. Visitation will continue at First United Methodist Church, 501 Howe Street, on Wednesday, April 30, 2008, from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Funeral service will be at the church on Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. with Deacon Dave Wilkinson officiating. Entombment at Allouez Catholic Chapel and Mausoleum. Online condolences may be sent to the Conard family at www.prokowall.com.

In lieu of flowers a memorial fund has been established.

April 28, 2008

Lambert, Ina

Ina Lambert, 81, passed away peacefully on Saturday, April 26, 2008. She was born on Oct. 15, 1926, in Walhain, to Henry and Irene (LeCaptaine) Aurie. She graduated from Green Bay East High School in 1944. She married Roland Lambert on June 27, 1946, at St. Willebrord Catholic Church. Ina was employed at Schreiber Cheese for over 20 years before retiring. She enjoyed bowling, golfing, card playing, traveling and spending time with her granddaughters. She was a member of the Bellevue Women's VFW Auxiliary and St. Philip's Parish.

She is survived by her two children, Leon (Nina) Lambert, St. Charles, Ill.; Laurie Renard, Green Bay; daughter-in-law, LeeAnn Lambert, Green Bay; granddaughters, Gina (Kirk) Wilderspoon, Lisa Lambert; one great-grandson, Blaise Wilderspoon, all from Illinois; one sister, Shirley (Pat) McCabe, Cecil; nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 38 years, Roland; one son, Allen; her parents; one brother, Leander Aurie; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Merlin (Betty) Lambert and Darrel (Laverne) Lambert.

Friends may call at St. Bernard Catholic Church, 2040 Hillside Lane, after 3 p.m. Wednesday until the time of Mass. Mass of Christian Burial 5:45 p.m. Wednesday at the church with the Rev. David Pleier officiating. Entombment at Allouez Chapel Mausoleum.

Proko-Wall Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements. Online condolences may be sent to Ina's family at www.prokowall.com.

Ina's family wishes to thank all the nurses and staff of Bornemann Nursing Home and Unity Hospice for their care.

April 28, 2008

Oshefsky, Sheldon F.

Sheldon F. Oshefsky, 76, Green Bay, died Saturday April 26, 2008, at a local hospital following a brief illness. He was born on March 20, 1932, in Green Bay, to Arthur R. and Adele (Dalebroux) Oshefsky. Sheldon was a graduate of Green Bay West High School, Class of 1950. On June 30, 1951, he married Patricia "Pat" O'Leary at Annunciation Catholic Church. For 42 years Sheldon worked for James River Corporation as a Millwright, retiring in September 1992. Both Sheldon and Pat were actively involved in the Brown County Sportsman Club and together with their families they enjoyed trap shooting and skeet. He loved spending time at his cottage "up north" where he hunted, fished and spent time outdoors.

Sheldon is survived by his wife, Pat; four sons and daughters-in-law, Daniel J. Oshefsky, Neenah; Peter J. and Robin Oshefsky, Ashwaubenon; Paul J. and Polly Oshefsky, Timothy J. and Angie Oshefsky, all of Howard; Diane Oshefsky, Green Bay; 17 grandchildren, Cindy, Chrissy, Todd, Justin, Josh, David, Dennis, Shari, Zeta, Eric, Miyah, Angela, Alyssa, Paul Jr., Nicole, Alyse, Tyler; 11 great-grandchildren; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Calvin and Lois Oshefsky, Franklin, Ky.; Arthur Jr. and Judy Oshefsky, Suamico; and nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a son, Michael J. Oshefsky; a nephew, William Oshefsky; a sister, Shirley Oshefsky; and mother-in-law and father-in-law, John and Olive O'Leary.

Friends may call at St. Jude Catholic Church, 1420 Division St., from 10 to 11 a.m. Wednesday. The Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the church with the Rev. Andrew Kysely officiating. Burial will be in Allouez Catholic Cemetery. To send online condolences, please go to www.BlaneyFuneralHome.com.

Sheldon's family extends a word of thanks to the caring staff at St. Vincent's ICU.

In lieu of flowers a memorial has been established in Sheldon's name.

4/28/2008 Herald Times Reporter

Posted April 28, 2008

Travis G. Hornburg Sr.

Travis G. Hornburg Sr., age 69, formerly of Two Rivers and of 1020 S. 12th St., Manitowoc, a resident at Shady Lane Nursing Care Center, Manitowoc, died Saturday, April 26, 2008, surrounded by his loving family.

Travis was born in Symco on July 30, 1938, son of the late Marlin and Leona (Lange) Hornburg. He graduated from Shawano High School, class of 1956. On Feb. 25, 1961, he married the former Shirley LaPlante at Our Savior Lutheran Church, Two Rivers. Travis was active with the Army Reserves. He also worked at Mirro Aluminum, Manitowoc, for 42 years. Travis enjoyed spending time with his family, gambling and playing cards and sheepshead, NASCAR, the Packers, fishing and golfing.

Travis is survived by his loving wife of 47 years: Shirley, Manitowoc; his six children: Dale, Manitowoc, Richard, Manitowoc, Travis Jr. and special friend, Suzy, Arizona, Sandy, Mishicot, Dean and JoAnn, Manitowoc, and Ronald, Manitowoc; one daughter-in-law: Julie, Georgia; 13 grandchildren: Barry, Brandon, Melissa, Bridget, Samantha, Stephanie, Justin, Rachel, Nicole and Katelyn Hornburg, Jacob and Holly Hardy, and Cole Hornburg; six great-grandchildren; one brother and four sisters-in-law: Frank and Nancy, Arizona, Donna Coenen, Two Rivers, Joyce LaPlante, Green Bay, and Pat Gibson, Sturgeon Bay; three sisters and three brothers-in-law: Karen and Mark Johnson, Appleton, June and Milt Mavis, Shiocton, and Bev and Glenn Copus, Clintonville; and one brother-in-law: Lee (Nancy) DeKeyser, Harshaw. He is further survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Travis was preceded in death by his parents; a son: Glenn; a grandson: Jacob; a stepbrother: Marvin Mackay; and his stepmother: Gladys.

Funeral services for Travis will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, May 1, 2008, at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, Two Rivers. Officiating at the service will be the Rev. William Kilps with burial to immediately follow the service at Knollwood Memorial Gardens, town of Kossuth.

The family will greet relatives and friends at Klein and Stangel Funeral Home, Two Rivers, on Wednesday, April 30, 2008, from 4 until 8 p.m. Visitation will continue at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church on Thursday, May 1, 2008, from 10 a.m. until the time of the service at 11 a.m.

The Klein and Stangel Funeral Home is assisting the Hornburg family with funeral arrangements.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to the entire staff at Shady Lane Nursing Care Center, Dr. Barylak, and the nursing staff on the third floor of Aurora Medical Center, Two Rivers, for the compassionate care of Travis.

We will miss you.

Herald Times Reporter

April 28, 2008

4/28/2008 Post Crescent

April 28, 2008

Doerfler, Pearl B.

Pearl B. Doerfler, 106, Waupaca, died on Friday, April 25, 2008, at Bethany Home in Waupaca, Wis. She was born on June 18, 1901, in the Township of Harrison, Waupaca County, Wis., the daughter of Halvor and Marin (Fjelle) Sether. She married Frank Doerfler on Sept. 24, 1921, in Waupaca, Wis. He preceded her in death on Dec. 8, 1975.

Pearl had been a homemaker for most of her adult life. She had also been a longtime member of the Trinity Lutheran Church in Waupaca.

Pearl is survived by a son, Everett (Dorothy) Doerfler, Appleton; a daughter, Donna Schuelke, Fremont; six grandchildren, Selene (Jerry) Finch, Neenah; Rev. Gary (Violet) Strike, Waupaca; Patricia (Don) Weiland, Waupaca; Greg (Beverly) Schuelke, Hubertus; Jeff (Joyce) Schuelke, Lebanon; and Wendy (Bob) Van Lyssel, Fremont; ten great-grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren; a stepgranddaughter, Karen Schuelke, Florida; three step-great-grandsons; and six step-great-great-grandchildren. She is further survived by many nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends.

Pearl was preceded in death by her husband, Frank; a daughter, Dolores Strike; two sons-in-law, Bill Strike and Herb Schuelke; a stepgrandson, Donald Schuelke; her parents, five brothers and two sisters.

A funeral service will be held at the Holly Funeral Home in Waupaca, Wis., on Thursday, May 1, 2008, at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Dr. Charles Tews, Trinity Lutheran Church, officiating. Interment will be in the Lakeside Memorial Park Cemetery in Waupaca. Friends may call at the Holly Funeral Home in Waupaca on Thursday morning from 9:30 to 11 a.m. The Holly Funeral Home of Waupaca is assisting the family with arrangements.

4/29/2008 Post Crescet

April 29, 2008

Gartner, Walter

Walter Gartner, 87, Green Bay died Friday, April 25, surrounded by his family. He was born in Staten Island, N.Y., on Feb. 24, 1921. He was married to Marcella (Sally) Holz for 54 years before she preceded him in death on May 18, 2000.

Walter graduated from Port Richmond High in Staten Island, N.Y. He proudly entered the Navy in 1940. He served six years as a Chief Pharmacists Mate and was awarded several medals for his service. He met his wife, Sally while they both were stationed in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii.

Walter retired from the US Post Office in Green Bay, Wis. After retirement he was very active in coaching young men on a Calvary Lutheran Church basketball league and was a volunteer for Brown County Social Services for several years. He was an avid golfer and a life-long Packer fan.

Survivors include one son and five daughters, Fred (Becky) Gartner, Sally (Collins) Laurent, Janet (Pat) Bogart, Candy (Roy) Siebert, Cindy (Barry) Self, Gail (Chris) Kidd; grandchildren, Stacey Bogart, Ryan (Danille) Collins, Sarah (Shawn) Backus, Shaun (Sara) Gartner, Josh Gartner, Luke Laurent, Michael Siebert, Kyle Siebert, Hayley Self, Justin Self, and Spankey; great-grandchildren, Nolan Collins and Dylan Gartner; one sister-in-law, Dorothy Loehrer.

In addition with his wife, Sally, he was preceded in death by two granddaughters, Christi Bogart and Tanya Gartner.

A private burial will take place at Fort Howard Veterans Memorial Park.

The family would like to thank Walter's Home Instead caregiver, Roxanne Bohl, for all her kindness the past year.

April 29, 2008

Van Lanen, Vernon Leonard

After 4 years of being apart, Vernon Leonard Van Lanen, 74, Oneida, was called home by our Lord, to be with his wife, Eleanor on April 27, 2008. He was born March 7, 1934, to the late Leonard and Leona (Puyleart) Van Lanen. Vernon served in the U.S. Army from 1957 to 1963, where he was trained in heavy equipment operation. He worked for Northwest Engineering as a crane operator for 20 years. Vernon enjoyed the Green Bay Packers, hunting, many fishing trips to Canada, dominos, sheepshead, gardening, berry picking and attending grandchildren's events. He taught his grandchildren to fish, drive a boat, to hunt and enjoyed his time with them. He was a cat lover, including his most recent companion, Abby.

Survivors include, three sons, Michael (Amy) Van Lanen, Howard; Brian (special friend, Karie) Van Lanen, Appleton; James (Lynn) Wickesberg, Shawano; four daughters, Rita Barke, Gillett; Kathie (Leonard) Ochowicz, Mora, Minn.; Julie (Richard) Crow, Woodland Park, Colo.; and Debbie (Marshall) Elsner, Seymour; also 17 grandchildren, Aimee and Matt Barke, Jason Ochowicz, Jaime Dick, Erin Petrowske, Adam Ochowicz, Tyler and Tamra Wickesberg, Jon and David Crow, Kerri Majewski, Bill Kolaske III, Kiley Ullmer, Kelly Holewinski and Ben Kolaske, Katelyn and Haden Van Lanen; 20 great-grandchildren; one sister, Janet Vanden Eng, Ashwaubenon; one brother, Gerald (Ann) Van Lanen, De Pere; five sisters-in-law, Margie Van Lanen, Green Bay; Arlene (Ray) Ruechel, Pulaski; Judy (Ken) Olson, Seymour; Virginia Moes, Black Creek; Carol Moes, Nichols. He is also survived by numerous nieces, nephews, and friends.

Vernon was preceded in death by; his wife, Eleanor; parents, Leonard and Leona; grandson, Chad Barke; three brothers, Norman, Frank and Marvin; two sisters, Gladys Dalton and Delores Nockerts; and two infant sisters.

Friends may call at the Muehl-Boettcher Funeral Home on Tuesday, April 29, 2008 from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. with a prayer service at 7:30 p.m. Visitation will continue at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church from 9:30 a.m. until the Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, April 30, 2008, with Father Robert Kabat officiating. Seymour Veterans will be conducting military rites. Entombment will be at Shrine of the Good Shepherd Mausoleum. Online condolences may be expressed at www.muehlboettcher.com.

4/29/2008 GBPG

April 30, 2008

Le Cloux, Glen

Glen Le Cloux, 71, Green Bay, formerly of Door County, passed away after many health struggles, Monday evening, April 28, 2008, at his home surrounded by loved ones. Born Feb. 8, 1937, in rural Sturgeon Bay, he was the son of the late Edward, Sr. and Louise (Rouer) Le Cloux. Glen worked various jobs before driving beer delivery truck for Pabst in Door County for many years. Flower and vegetable gardening was the love of Glen's life, with a special fondness for his gladiolas. He had a "green thumb" that could revive any plant others had given up on. Glen was very proud of his Belgian heritage and greatly enjoyed his two trips to Belgium. He enjoyed working with electronics and sharing his love of music and movies with others. Glen also loved his special feline companion, Sammy.

Glen is survived by daughter, Tammy (Scott) Smetana and her mother, Kay (Ken) Virt, all of Green Bay; daughters, Brenda (Dan) Braun, Kathy (Paul) Wynveen, son, Dale (Yenala) Le Cloux and their mother, Shirley Le Cloux, all of Sturgeon Bay; seven grandchildren; sister and brother-in-law, Joann and Harry De Namur, Sturgeon Bay; brothers and sisters-in-law, Leonard and Evelyn Le Cloux, Wallace "Jake" and Marie Le Cloux, all of Sturgeon Bay; sisters-in-law, Sally and Allison Le Cloux, both of Sturgeon Bay; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his parents; sisters, Elsie Neuville and Irene (Percy) Gilson; brothers, Ralph and Ed Le Cloux and infant brother, Joseph.

Visitation at MALCORE (East) Funeral Home, University Avenue at Baird Street, Thursday, from 4 p.m. until the time of the funeral. Funeral service 7:30 p.m. at the funeral home. Entombment in Shrine of the Good Shepherd Mausoleum.

Glen's family extends a special thank you to Unity Hospice; also to niece, Barb and her family, nephew, Jeff, sister-in-law, Allison, and friend, Nancy.

Please visit www.malcorefuneralhome.com to send online condolences to the family.

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4/30/2008 Post Crescent

April 30, 2008

Guyette, Marcella A

Marcella A. Guyette, Clintonville, age 78, passed away on Monday, April 28, 2008, at Select Specialty Hospital in Milwaukee. Marcella was born on November 2, 1929, in Maple Creek Township (Outagamie County), daughter of the late Casper and Gertrude (Simonis) Balthazor. On June 22, 1949, Marcella married John Guyette in Bear Creek. She loved gardening, fishing, flowers, and cats. She was retired from Hortonville Toy Factory.

Marcella is survived by her husband of 58 years John, three daughters: Sandra (Larry) Sederstrom, Iola; Ann (Bart) Moericke, Clintonville; Mary (Tod) Besaw, Iola; three sons: David (Pat) Guyette, Iola; Donald (Connie) Guyette, New London; Steven (Debra) Guyette, New London; two brothers: Norman (Betty) Balthazor, Bear Creek and Helerian (Dorothy) Balthazor, New London; two sisters: Carol (Tom) Rebman, New London and Donna (Gerald) Jenkins, New London. She is further survived by sixteen grandchildren, nine great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents, a daughter Susan, two brothers, Dennis and Samuel Balthazor, three sisters: Janet Balthazor, Rita Schweitzer and Elaine Wright.

Funeral Mass for Marcella will be held on Friday, May 2, 2008, at 11 a.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Manawa with Fr. Bert Samsa officiating. Burial will be in the Most Precious Blood Catholic Cemetery in New London. Friends may call at the Cline & Hanson Funeral Home in New London on Thursday, May 1, 2008, from 4 to 8 p.m.; a 7 p.m. prayer service will be held. Friends may also call at the church on Friday from 10 a.m. until the time of service.