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Our Obituaries

Janice Helen Evers

June 9, 1938 - February 16, 2018

Janice “Jan” Helen Evers, age 79, of Kaukauna, passed away at St. Paul Home on Friday, February 16, 2018. She was born on June 9, 1938, in Appleton to the late Joseph and Helena (Stelzner) Drace. She graduated from Kaukauna High School in 1956. Jan held office positions at various locations, including St. Paul Home. Later, she continued her...
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Donald Morrison

November 24, 1932 - February 16, 2018

Donald Leo Morrison, 85, passed away on Friday, February 16, 2018 at Theda Care in Neenah. Don was born on November 24, 1932 to Henry and Louise (Derr) Morrison in Louisville, Kentucky. He was a veteran having served in the US Air Force. On December 28, 1957 he was united in marriage to Nancy Schlossberg. Don graduated from the University of Louisville with a...
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Carmen Schunk

September 19, 1939 - February 16, 2018

God saw that she was tired so He called her home. Heaven gained a beautiful angel on February 16th, 2018. Carmen “Jean” Schunk, the “Hat Lady,” passed away peacefully in her sleep at the age of 78. She was born on September 19th, 1939 in Ashland, Wisconsin to her parents Grace and Sherman Maloney. Jean had two younger siblings, whom she loved dearly...
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Barbara J. Besch

September 17, 1945 - February 15, 2018

Barbara “Barb” J. Besch, age 72, of Appleton, passed away surrounded by her family on Thursday, February 15, 2018. She was born on September 17, 1945 to the late Robert J. and Eunice P. (Wegenke) Hendricks in Appleton. Barb graduated from Appleton High School in 1963, and married Thomas “Tom” Besch at St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church in...
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Lucille E. Biedenbender

March 17, 1937 - February 14, 2018

Lucille Biedenbender, age 80, of Appleton, died Wednesday, February 14, 2018 at Rennes Health and Rehab Center. Lucille Estelle Biedenbender was born on March 17, 1937 in Appleton, Wisconsin, and was baptized and confirmed in her Christian faith at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Appleton. She graduated from Appleton High School in 1955 and worked for many years at Aid...
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Timmy Alan Conn

March 13, 1962 - February 13, 2018

Timmy Alan Conn, 55, of Appleton, WI joined his Heavenly Father on Tuesday, February 13, 2018 at St Elizabeth’s Hospital in Appleton, WI. Tim was born on March 13, 1962 to the late Thomas and Mary Conn. He married the love of his life, Angie Vance on June 30, 1981 in Sheridan, Arkansas. Tim loved his job at Nation Wide Travelers working as a coach...
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Joel A. Dempsey, Sr.

October 1, 1958 - February 12, 2018

Joel A. Dempsey Sr., age 59, passed away on Monday, February 12th, 2018 at home with his family by his side. He was born on October 1st, 1958 in Camden, New Jersey to Valerie and John Dempsey of Gloucester, New Jersey. Joel served in the United States Navy from 1977-1991. He moved to Wisconsin in 1995 to be near his four children. He loved to fish, golf, camp&...
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Jason P. Pietsch

April 27, 1977 - February 11, 2018

Jason Patrick Pietsch lost his battle with colon cancer in Appleton, Wisconsin on Sunday February 11, 2018 at the young age of 40. Jason was born in Green Bay, on April 27, 1977 to his loving parents Jon and Judith Pietsch. Jason was raised in Denmark, Wisconsin, and graduated from Denmark High School in 1995. He later moved to Kaukauna and began working at Humana as an...
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Dorothy Mae Coopman

February 3, 1922 - February 11, 2018

Dorothy Mae (Valitchka) Coopman went to heaven on February 11 after a brief illness. She was born on a snowy February 3, 1922 in Oconto to the late Frank and Lydia (Kitler) Valitchka, the youngest of a family with five children; she was the last surviving member. She graduated from Oconto High School where she created the Pep Club, once inviting Curly Lambeau to address a school...
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Robert Ness

July 5, 1935 - February 11, 2018

Robert “Bob” G. Ness, age 82, left his earthly home and entered into eternal life with our Lord and Savior on February 11, 2018. He passed away peacefully surrounded by family. Bob was born July 5, 1935 to the late Chuck and Lucille (Mantz) Ness. He was baptized into the Lord’s family following his birth. In 1963, at St. Mary’s Church in Appleton,...
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Adolph Johnson

August 25, 1950 - February 11, 2018

Adolph “AJ” C. Johnson, age 67, passed away peacefully on Sunday, February 11, 2018. He was born on August 25, 1950 to Edwin and Wava (Grow) Johnson. AJ is survived by his sisters: Joy (Leonard) Peterson, Denmark, Shirley (Larry) Connell, Kaukauna, and Linda Wiegand, Menasha; son, Josh Thiel and his son; and many nieces, nephews,...
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Thomas Roovers

September 23, 1923 - February 11, 2018

Thomas F. Roovers, age 94, of Kimberly, passed away on Sunday evening, February 11, 2018 at Frontida Assisted Living. Tom was born September 23, 1923 in Kimberly, son of the late Frank and Jacoba (Van Beek) Roovers. He was a veteran having served in the US Army Air Corps during WWII in the 456th Bomber group in Italy. On August 25, 1951, Tom married Doris...
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Eric James Merritt

July 20, 1978 - February 11, 2018

On Sunday, February 11, 2018, Eric J. Merritt was called home by his Lord and Savior after continued complications with his health. Waiting for him at the heavenly gates was his beloved grandmother. Eric was born in Appleton on July 20, 1978, son of Richard and Julie (Van Eperen) Merritt. He was a graduate of the Weyauwega-Fremont High School’s class of 1996. Eric...
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Irene K. Boldt

March 25, 1936 - February 11, 2018

Irene Boldt, 81, passed away on Sunday, February 11, 2018 at Matthews of Neenah. Irene was born on March 25, 1936 to John and Ella (Grode) Heidemann. On August 17, 1963 she was united in marriage to Ralph Boldt. Irene loved to cook and bake. Christmas was always a special time with Irene and many years she would decorate several Christmas trees. Laughter, love,...
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Georgia Bernice Watters Callaway

February 9, 1932 - February 10, 2018

Georgia B. Watters Callaway Nee Voelz, affectionately known as “Crazy Lady”, age 86, passed away peacefully on February 10, 2018 at Atrium Post-Acute Care of Appleton. Georgia was born on February 9, 1932, the daughter of Lester and Elizabeth Voelz. She was raised by her father and step-mother, Alma Voelz, in Caroline, Wisconsin and graduated from...
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Marion Meany Fieweger

September 26, 1918 - February 10, 2018

Menasha - Marion M. Fieweger, 99, passed away on Saturday, February 10, 2018. She was born on September 26, 1918, in Manitowoc, the youngest child of Dr. John and Anna (Dempsey) Meany. In September of 1947, she married William Fieweger and together with their 5 children, they moved to Munising, MI, New Milford, CT, and Redding, CA, with...
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Roy George Bartz

July 14, 1930 - February 9, 2018

Passed away on February 9, 2018 at the age of 87 in Neenah, Wisconsin. Roy was born on July 14, 1930 to Edwin and Louise Bartz in Appleton, WI. Roy attended Appleton High School and graduated in 1948. After high school, Roy enlisted in the U.S. Army and served for three years during the Korean Conflict as a tank commander and Intelligence Sergeant at Fort Jackson, South...
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Richard Drewa

May 22, 1934 - February 9, 2018

Appleton - Richard Drewa, 83, passed away peacefully on Friday, February 9, 2018, at ThedaCare Medical Center, Appleton. He was born on the family farm in Stevens Point, on May 22, 1934, the middle child of Harry and Elizabeth (Falkowski) Drewa. Richard was united in marriage to Jeanne Ann Bessett on September 22, 1956, and she preceded him in death on...
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Wilbur Leroy Lemke

June 15, 1933 - February 8, 2018

Wilbur Leroy Lemke, of Appleton, Wisconsin, passed away on Thursday, February 8, 2018 at the age of 84. Wilbur was born in Appleton on June 15, 1933. Throughout his life, he enjoyed baseball and was an avid Milwaukee Brewers, Timber Rattlers, Appleton Foxes, and Appleton Papermakers fan. Wilbur also loved dogs, walking in the woods, and fishing on...
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Ramona E. Kelpinski

November 11, 1989 - February 8, 2018

Ramona A. Kelpinski, age 89, of Appleton, peacefully passed away on the evening of February 8, 2018, with her family by her side at Thedacare Regional Medical Center in Appleton. Ramona very much enjoyed the over 10,500 games of scrabble she played with Lori, and solving word puzzles on the Wheel of Fortune. She also loved to buy things so that when people came to...
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Patti L. Schroeder

April 2, 1948 - February 8, 2018

Patti (nee Gill) Schroeder, age 69 of Neenah, passed away at her home on Thursday evening, February 8, 2018. Patti was born in Waupaca on April 2, 1948, daughter of the late James and Mabel (Pagel) Gill. A 1966 graduate of Neenah High School, Patti worked for American Can from 1969 until 1979; as a truck driver for Dairyland Transport from 1979 until 1988; and at SCA...
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Julie Lee Olsen

July 21, 1967 - February 7, 2018

Julie Lee Olsen, 50, of Appleton, WI, after a long battle with esophageal cancer, passed away on February 7, 2018 with family by her side. Julie was born at AMC in Appleton to Norman and Carol Olsen on July 21, 1967. She was an enthusiast of camping and traveling. Her favorite hobby, however, was her dog Rizzo. Julie is preceded in death by her father&...
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Catherine Katie Van Beek

December 31, 1918 - February 7, 2018

Catherine (Katie) DeLeeuw Hoppe VanBeek went home to meet Jesus on Wednesday, February 7th after 99 action packed years. She was born in Kimberly, Wisconsin on December 31, 1918 to Andrew and Gertude (Busch) DeLeeuw. Katie lived a very full 99 years of life. Her quick wit, sense of humor and love of story telling made her a well loved part of the community. Her Kimberly...
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Alice C. Riemer-McKee

March 22, 1939 - February 6, 2018

Alice Catherine Riemer-McKee, 78 of Neenah, Wisconsin passed away on February 6, 2018 at Theda Clark Medical Center-Neenah from complications related to her cancer. She was born March 22, 1939 in Wisconsin Rapids, the daughter of Delbert W. and Cornelia A. (Damm) Riemer. She graduated from Lincoln High School in 1957 and Carroll College in Waukesha in 1961 with a degree in...
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Bernadette Marie Wautlet

January 4, 1934 - February 6, 2018

Bernadette “Bernie” M. Wautlet (Scherer), 84 years, passed away Tuesday, February 6, 2018 at ThedaCare Regional Medical Center-Appleton. Bernie was born January 4, 1934 the daughter of John and Agnes Scherer (Janty) in Sherwood, Wisconsin. She graduated from Hilbert High School, Class of 1951. Bernie worked at the Riverside Paper Mill and met the love of...
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William C. Vanden Elzen

August 19, 1946 - February 6, 2018

William C. Vanden Elzen, age 71, of Appleton, passed away on Tuesday, February 6, 2018. He was born to the late William and Catherine (Wallace) Vanden Elzen on August 19, 1946 in Appleton. William proudly served his country in the National Guard for six years. He married the love of his life, Linda Moe, on April 17, 1971 at St. Joseph Catholic Church. He...
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Joan Charlotte Arthur

December 28, 1920 - February 5, 2018

Joan C. Arthur, 97, passed away peacefully on Monday, February 5, 2018 at Heartwood Homes Senior Living, Appleton, WI, with family by her side. She was born in Princeton, Ill. on December 28, 1920, daughter of the late Christopher and Jane (Ross) Quinn. Joan graduated from DePue, Ill. high school in 1938 and from Iowa State University, Ames IA.&...
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Mayford Robert Geske

May 3, 1930 - February 5, 2018

Appleton - Mayford R. Geske, 87, died Monday, February 5, 2018, at St. Elizabeth Hospital, Appleton. He was born on May 3, 1930, in Waupaca County, the son of Rudolph and Minnie (Schmidt-Handrich) Geske. He graduated from Waupaca High School, the Class of 1947. May married Bona Deane “Bonnie” Olson on September 15, 1951, in Manawa. She...
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Merri K. Krutz

January 3, 1974 - February 4, 2018

Merri Krutz, age 44 of Menasha, passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, February 4, 2018. Merri was born in Neenah on January 3, 1974, daughter of the late Robert Krutz and Violet "Toni" Miller who survives. Merri is also survived by her three sons: Nick Krutz and his fiancée Katie; Anthony Krutz; and Skyler Krutz; there are also three granddaughters: Alea, Zoey&...
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Brandon Kyle Webb

August 23, 1988 - February 3, 2018

Brandon Kyle Webb, age 29, of Neenah, passed away with his family by his side on February 3, 2018 at St. Elizabeth Hospital. Funeral services for Brandon will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, February 16, 2018, at CHRIST THE ROCK COMMUNITY CHURCH, W6254 Highway 10-114, Menasha. A visitation will be held at church from 11:00 a.m. until the time of service. ...
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Jay A. Seubert

May 22, 1960 - February 2, 2018

Jay A. Seubert, 57, was born to eternal life on Friday, February 2, 2018 peacefully in his sleep with pride and dignity, after a three year long battle with cancer. Jay was born on May 22, 1960 to Harold and Phyllis (Wadzinski) Seubert in Appleton. On June 25, 1983 he was united in marriage to Christine Heule. Jay worked at Pierce Manufacturing as a team leader...
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Marjorie Recker

October 4, 1938 - February 2, 2018

Marjorie E "Marge" Recker, age 79, passed away after a lingering illness on Friday, February 2, 2018 at her home surrounded by her family. Marge was born on October 4, 1938, in Neenah, the daughter of late Donald and Beatrice (Foth) Campbell. She graduated from Menasha High School with the class of 1957. On April 19, 1958 she married the late Robert Recker at First...
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Lois Jane Sonnenberg

October 28, 1932 - February 1, 2018

Lois Sonnenberg, age 85, was called to the waiting arms of Jesus on Thursday evening, February 1, 2018. Lois was born in Appleton on October 28, 1932, daughter of the late Ewald and Elinore (Olm) Greve. She married Alvin Sonnenberg at Mount Olive Lutheran Church on June 9, 1956; the couple was blessed by the births of two children and over sixty-one years together. ...
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Charles Chuck Kaufman

March 30, 1928 - February 1, 2018

Charles A. Kaufman, was called to his heavenly home on Thursday, February 1, 2018. Chuck was born on March 30, 1928 to Joseph and Lorraine (Dunsirn) Kaufman. On February 9, 1957 Chuck was united in marriage to Lorraine Wolosek at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Appleton. He was a veteran having served in the US Army in Korea. Chuck worked at Schaeffer Dairy and then at...
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Corinne Luella Brinker

June 21, 1925 - January 31, 2018

Corinne Luella (Stiemert) Brinker passed away on January 31, 2018 at the age of 92 with family by her side. Corinne was born in Escanaba, MI on June 21, 1925 to the late Warren and Albena (Jackson) Stiemert. Corinne graduated from high school when she was 16 years old. As a young woman she went to Chicago, IL to visit her Aunt Dora and stayed for a while to work at the Wrigley Gum...
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Nellie G. Ver Voort

May 12, 1928 - January 31, 2018

Nellie G. Ver Voort (Lamers), 89, passed away peacefully on January 31, 2018. She was born on May 12, 1928 to the late Arnold and Nellie Lamers. Eleven children were in the family and she was the youngest daughter. As the story goes she was the spoiled child and as she recalled “Grandpa's favorite”. She had a wonderful childhood and loved her brothers and sisters...
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Nancy Mae Reader

October 21, 1934 - January 30, 2018

“Hi, it’s only me” were always the first words from Nancy in voicemails to her children. They’re the most understated words ever. Nancy was humble to a fault, and was in fact the greatest influence and the “glue” that held the family together that now includes 8 children, 23 grandchildren, 25 great grandchildren, 2 great-great grandchildren...
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Roy F. Dingeldien

January 30, 2018

Following various health difficulties, Roy Dingeldien passed peacefully on January 30, 2018. He was surrounded by his loving family. Roy began his life on August 7th, 1941 in Navarino, Wisconsin. After high school, he joined the United States Army in 1958 and served until 1960. Roy married his wife Linda Gerard on November 6th, 1965, at St. Mary Catholic Church in...
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Robert Lee Anderson II

February 12, 1951 - January 29, 2018

Robert Lee Anderson II, age 66, passed away on Monday, January 29, 2018 at ThedaCare Regional Medical Center in Appleton surrounded by the love and prayers of his wife and sisters. He was born February 12, 1951 to the late Robert Lee Anderson and Colleen Whiting Anderson Gates. Bob worked as a builder and contractor in both Wisconsin and Texas. He was a loving and...
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Joyce E. Butterfield

April 3, 1932 - January 29, 2018

Joyce Elvera (Scheibe) Butterfield, age 85, passed away on Monday evening, January 29, 2018, after living with Alzheimer’s for many years, as well as complications from a recent fall. Joyce was born April 3, 1932 in Appleton, daughter of the late Chester and Elvera (Remter) Scheibe. On June 28, 1952, Joyce was united in marriage to Kenneth...
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Nathan Dominic Clarke

February 19, 1985 - January 29, 2018

Nathan Clarke, age 32, passed away peacefully, surrounded by his family on January 29, 2018. Nathan was born and raised in Appleton, Wisconsin, graduating from Appleton East High School in 2003, and Dartmouth College in 2007 with majors in philosophy and physics. He worked as a financial analyst in New York and London. Two years ago, following a diagnosis of a...
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Clifford J. McCarthy

March 10, 1930 - January 28, 2018

Clifford “Cliff” McCarthy, age 87, of Appleton, passed away peacefully on Sunday, January 28, 2018. He was born on March 10, 1930 in Appleton to the late William and Helen (Heckel) McCarthy. Cliff married the love of his life Betty Bergeman, on January 30, 1952 at St. Edward Catholic Church. Together they were blessed with five children. He was...
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Marsha Lee Jenks

June 7, 1951 - January 28, 2018

Marsha Jenks, age 66 of Appleton, passed away early on Sunday morning, January 28, 2018 at St. Elizabeth Hospital in Appleton. Marsha was born in Anderson, Indiana on June 7, 1951, daughter of the late Norman and Novella (Bailey) Lawson. Marsha had a very strong and loving relationship with the Lord. Her life was never easy, but she fully relied on God to guide...
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Shirley A. Sprangers

July 23, 1936 - January 27, 2018

Shirley A. Sprangers, 81, passed away peacefully on Saturday, January 27, 2018, at St. Paul Home, Kaukauna. She was born on July 23, 1936, in Menasha, the daughter of Joseph and Hattie (Rappert) Wroblewski. Shirley was united in marriage to Hilary J. Sprangers on September 1, 1956, in Hofa Park, WI. Hilary preceded her in death on July 16, 2007....
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Dorothy L. Preimesberger

August 20, 1924 - January 27, 2018

Dorothy Laverne Preimesberger, age 93, passed away peacefully on the morning of January 27, 2018. Dorothy was born on August 20, 1924, in Kimberly, daughter of Carl and Adeline (Werth) Turriff. On November 14, 1942, Dorothy married her love, Alfred Preimesberger in a ceremony in Neenah. After Dorothy’s children were grown and Al had retired, the...
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Reed R. Curtis

October 21, 1929 - January 25, 2018

Reed R. Curtis, age 88, formerly of Appleton, Wisconsin went home to be with his Lord and Savior on January 25, 2018. Reed was born in Rhinelander, Wisconsin on October 21, 1929 to the late John K. and Amanda (Ross) Curtis. Reed was a graduate of Appleton High School, class of 1947, and then went on to graduate from Stout University in June 1951. On October 10&...
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Dorothy May Kuck

May 25, 1925 - January 25, 2018

Dorothy May Caldwell Kuck, age 92 of Appleton and Tequesta, FL. passed away on January 25, 2018. Dotty was born May 2, 1925 in Beardstown, Illinois to John and Dorothea Caldwell. Dotty moved to Washington, D.C. to help with the war effort and worked in the Pentagon, where she met her late husband, Carlton Edward Kuck of Appleton, WI. They were united in...
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Dorothy Mary Stenz

October 24, 1922 - January 23, 2018

Dorothy, age 95, died peacefully on January 23, 2018 in Appleton WI. She was born in Milwaukee WI on October 24, 1922 to Adele (nee Grafenberger) and Orville Vebber. Dorothy graduated from Riverside High School in Milwaukee WI and went on to study at the Wisconsin Conservatory of Music and UW-Milwaukee. She married John “Jack” Stenz in January 1948 at St. Monica...
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Patrick Edward O'Donnell

August 11, 1952 - January 22, 2018

With the wind at his back and ukulele nearby Patrick O’Donnell left his wide circle of family and friends on January 22, 2018. The Irish have unique ways of handling adversity. Knowing his time was on the short side, he and his loving partner Sue Kerzisnik, embarked on his living wake tour. He visited family in South Dakota and headed south to Las Vegas and Zion National Park...
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Dorothy E. Grade

January 23, 1921 - January 22, 2018

Dorothy Grade, one day shy of 97, passed this Monday. She was born to Joseph and Margaret and married for over 61 years to Earl. Her memory continues with the love and pride of her children: Mary(Steve) and Paul(Katy); her grandchildren: Eric(Rhiana), Tim(Rebecca), and Grant. They all look forward to sharing great grandmother stories to Lucas, Lainey, Bennett, and...
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Wayne Richard Kreklow, Sr.

May 29, 1932 - January 20, 2018

Wayne R. Kreklow, 85, went to be with the Lord, January 20, 2018, surrounded by the love of his family. Wayne was born May 29, 1932 in Hebron, WI to the late William and Ruby (Westphal) Kreklow. He was preceded in death, by his 6 siblings: US Army 1st Lt. Walter, US Army Technical Sgt. Theodore, US Army Flight Officer William, and his dear sisters,...
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Bernice Mary Malchow

February 2, 1940 - January 20, 2018

Bernice M. Malchow, 77, passed away peacefully on Saturday, January 20, 2018, surrounded by her family after a lengthy and courageous battle with ovarian cancer. Beanie was born on February 2, 1940, in Neenah, the daughter of the late Joseph and Ethel (Lickert) Viotto. She graduated from St. Mary’s High School, the class of 1958, and was united in...
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Martin M. Conrad

April 25, 1930 - January 20, 2018

Marty Conrad, age 87 of Kimberly, passed away at St. Paul Villa in Kaukauna on Saturday morning, January 20, 2018. Marty was born at home in Combined Locks on April 25, 1930, son of the late Lambert and Christina (Vander Zandt) Coenraad. On June 17 of 1953, he married Joan Johnson at Holy Name of Jesus Church in Kimberly. For over forty years, Marty was employed...
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Bernice Malchow

January 20, 2018

Bernice "Beanie" Malchow, age 77, passed away at her home on Saturday, January 20, 2018. The funeral liturgy for Bernice will be held at 11:00 AM on Wednesday, January 24, 2018 at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Menasha. Visitation will take place at the church on Wedneday morning from 10:00 AM until the hour of the service. A complete obituary will appear here as soon...
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Bryan Gear

October 4, 1968 - January 19, 2018

Bryan A. Gear, age 49, passed away unexpectedly on Friday, January 19, 2018, at ThedaCare Regional Medical Center in Appleton. He was born October 4, 1968, to James and Mary (Williamsen) Gear. Bryan was raised in Appleton, having attended school at St. Thomas More and having graduated from Xavier High School. He then furthered his education at UW Eau Claire; he...
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Patricia Kuhr

June 4, 1932 - January 19, 2018

Patricia A. Kuhr, age 85, passed away peacefully on Friday, January 19, 2018 at Century Oaks. Patty was born on June 4, 1932 to the late Edward and Alice (Bauer) Binner. On August 30, 1952, Patty married the late Ralph Kuhr. They spent 62 wonderful years of marriage together until his passing in 2013. Patty was a religious woman, attending St. Bernadette Church and...
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Dorothy M. Hesse

May 17, 1930 - January 19, 2018

Dorothy M. Hesse, age 87, of Appleton, passed away on Friday, January 19, 2018. She was born in Oshkosh on May 17, 1930 to the late Andrew and Katherine (Schock) Tarala. Dorothy’s parents raised their family in Omro. One night at the Cinderella Ballroom in Menasha Dorothy met a young man, Arvin J. Hesse. Little did she know that she would be spending the next...
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Jerome W. Riese

May 2, 1932 - January 18, 2018

Dr. Jerome W. Riese, age 85, died on January 18, 2018. Jerome was born on May 2, 1932, in Freedom, Wisconsin, to Ferdinand and Anna (Williamson) Riese. He was blessed to have a mother who was a teacher, and both parents who encouraged his desire to achieve. Jerome completed eight grades of elementary school at St. Nicholas School, Freedom, in seven years&...
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David Hodgins

January 18, 2018

David J. Hodgins, age 61, passed away peacefully surrounded by the love and prayers of his family on January 18, 2018. David is survived by his wife: Barbara: and their children: Aaron, Karen, Matthew, Thomas, Bethany, Daniel, and Libby. The Funeral Service for David will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, January 20, 2018, at CrossPoint Church,...
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Jacob Howard Frerking

August 25, 1999 - January 18, 2018

Jacob Howard Frerking, Appleton Police Officer #9275 and Outagamie County Deputy Sheriff, made his last call on January 18th, 2018. He came to the force through a Wish granted by Make-A-Wish, his dream to become a police officer. On September 9th, 2016 Chief Todd Thomas with APD swore him into service, adding more than 112 brothers and sisters to his Outagamie County...
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Theodore James Svitavsky

June 22, 1923 - January 17, 2018

Theodore “Ted” James Svitavsky, 94, passed away on Wednesday, January 17, 2018, at Wisconsin Veterans Home in King, Waupaca. He was born on June 22, 1923, the son of Vincent J. and Mayme F. (Ruzicka) Svitavsky. He was a graduate of William Horlick High School, Racine, and held a Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees from UW Madison. Ted...
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Marlene Ann Knutzen

October 31, 1936 - January 17, 2018

“My Father’s house has many rooms; if that were not so, would I have told you that I am going there to prepare a place for you?” John 14:2 After a swift delivery from pancreatic cancer, Marlene took her place in paradise that her Lord and Savior prepared for her. She remained faithful and excited to enjoy her eternal reward. Marlene wore her faith effortlessly and...
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Eugene Gene Behm

August 14, 1933 - January 17, 2018

Eugene “Gene” Behm, 84, passed away on Wednesday, January 17, 2018. Gene was born on August 14, 1933 in Waupaca to Hilbert and Bernice (Dauhlman) Behm. On September 17, 1960 he was united in marriage to Carol Reimer. Gene played in a polka band since he was 18 most of the time with the Roger’s Jolly Dutchman. He worked for over 40 years hauling milk...
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Marjorie King

January 7, 1932 - January 16, 2018

Marjorie “Marge” E. King passed away on Tuesday, January 16, 2018. Marge was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She is now at peace in Jesus’s arms where she is reunited with her husband Bob, and other beloved family members. Marge was born on January 7, 1932 to Laura and Willard Smith in Appleton, Wisconsin. She graduated...
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Teresa Catherine Kemps

January 9, 1927 - January 16, 2018

Teresa Catherine Kemps, age 91, passed away on January 16, 2018 at Brewster Village, Appleton, Wisconsin, surrounded by her family. Teresa was born on January 9, 1927 in Freedom, Wisconsin, to John and Ella (McCabe) Geenen. She was married to Ernest John Kemps on September 10, 1949. They had five children and resided together in Kimberly, Wisconsin...
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Irene R. Holz

August 17, 1920 - January 16, 2018

The funeral service for Irene will be held at 11:00 AM on Monday, January 22, 2018, at FAITH COMMUNITY UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, N1966 Julius Drive in Greenville, with Rev. David Farina officiating. Entombment will follow in Highland Memorial Park. Family and friends are invited to gather at the church on Monday morning from 9:00 AM until the hour of the service. A...
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Robert John LeRoux

February 13, 1941 - January 15, 2018

Robert John LeRoux, age 76, passed away January 15, 2018 at his vacation home in Scottsdale, Arizona. He was born February 13, 1941 to Norman and Viola LeRoux (Hett) in Stevens Point, Wisconsin. The family moved to Menasha after his father passed away in 1953. Bob was a graduate of St. Mary High School, Class of 1959. He was a proud veteran of the Army and continued to...
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Opal M. Anderson

March 2, 1922 - January 14, 2018

A complete obituary will appear here as soon as it is available. No services are planned at this time. Opal is expected to be cremated and laid to rest with her husband in Wichita, Kansas.
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Lenore Stuyvenberg

November 6, 1923 - January 13, 2018

Lenore “Nori” (Vandehey) Stuyvenberg passed away peacefully on January 13, 2018, in her home with her family by her side. Nori was 94 years young. She was born November 6, 1923 in Freedom, Wisconsin to her parents, Peter and Mary Vandehey. She grew up in Kimberly, part of a large loving family with her nine brothers and sisters. While in high school she...
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Yvette Milheiser

April 9, 1948 - January 13, 2018

Yvette Milheiser, age 69, passed away peacefully in her home on Saturday, January 13, 2018, surrounded by family. She was born April 9, 1948, daughter to the late Earl and Lydia (Brjlenska) Wirtz. After spending the first four years of her life in Germany, the family moved to the Appleton area, where Yvette has since resided. She graduated from Appleton West...
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John Rodney Reader

March 26, 1933 - January 13, 2018

“Holy ‘Ol Christmas Trees” was a common shout out by John whenever anyone in the family had big news to tell. That type of news came often, as John and loving wife Nancy produced a wonderful family that now numbers 78 - including 8 children, 23 grandchildren, 25 great grandchildren, 2 great-great grandchildren, and many spouses. John passed away...
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Doris M. Filz

December 9, 1926 - January 12, 2018

Doris M. Filz, age 91, of Appleton, passed away unexpectedly on Friday, January 12, 2018 due to a sudden illness. She was born on December 9, 1926 in Appleton to the late Charlie (Mamie) Langman. She married the love of her life, Marvin “Phat” Filz, on August 16, 1947 in Appleton of St. Joseph Catholic Church. They were blessed...
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Karen D. Niemuth

July 6, 1938 - January 11, 2018

A full obituary will appear when complete A memorial service for Karen will be held at 11:00AM on Wednesday, January 17, 2018 at WICHMANN-LAEMMRICH FUNERAL HOME (312 Milwaukee St., Menasha). Visitation will be held from 10:00 AM until the time of service.
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Sandra Rose Paltzer

October 29, 1950 - January 11, 2018

Sandra Rose Paltzer, 67, passed away on Thursday, January 11, 2018 at home. Sandy was born on October 29, 1950 to Kenneth Sr and Alvina (Bretthauer) Schnese in Appleton. On April 4, 1981 she was united in marriage to Alfred Paltzer. Sandy worked at Tuttle Press then in retail at Hebergers and Good’n Natural. She found her passion working at the YMCA as a...
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Timothy A. Wunderlich

May 28, 1945 - January 10, 2018

Timothy Allen Wunderlich, age 72, of Hortonville, died Wednesday, January 10, 2018 at his home, after a long fight and many complications to his health stemming from a fall and head injury in 2009. He was born in Appleton on May 28, 1945 to the late Waldo and Mildred (Ulrich) Wunderlich. Tim graduated Hortonville High School and proudly served in the U.S. Army during...
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Betty Dodd

January 9, 2018

Betty Elaine Dodd (née Leisering) was born to eternal life on January 9, 2018. She died peacefully in Oshkosh, WI at the age of 85. Betty is survived by her loving husband, Brooks Dodd of Appleton, WI; her children Christy Halloran Bowen (Reed) of Flowery Branch, GA and Brian Halloran of Atlanta, GA; her granddaughters Heather Bowen Lindquist (Eric) of Medina,...
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Nancy Shannon

April 26, 1956 - January 9, 2018

Nancy (Toppins) Shannon passed peacefully with loved ones at her side on January 9, 2018. Nancy was born to John and Bette Toppins in Appleton on April 26, 1956. She married her best friend, Bob Shannon, on August 12, 1978. Together they had two children, Megan Shannon Larson and Mike Shannon. They gave Bob and Nancy two grandchildren who she absolutely adored, Bentley...
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Ryder Christian Wilson

January 9, 2018 - January 9, 2018

Ryder Christian Wilson, passed away on Tuesday, January 9, 2018 at St. Elizabeth Hospital. Ryder is survived by his parents, Courtney Becher and Alex Wilson, siblings; John, Jace, Trace and Khloe, maternal grandparents; Angela (Russell) Lindsey, Christopher (Minna) Becher, paternal grandparents; Matt Wilson and Michelle Peters, many great grandparents...
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Juan Duarte

July 19, 1956 - January 8, 2018

Passed away unexpectedly on January 8, 2018 at the age of 61. Juan was born on July 19, 1956 to Domingo and Josefina Duarte in Mission, Texas. Juan was joined in marriage to Cheryl Weber on November 24, 1994. Juan was employed by Neenah Paper Inc. and recently retired after 39 years of service. Juan was a lover of the outdoors. He and Cheryl visited nearly every state park in...
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Andrew M. De Leeuw, Jr.

February 25, 1930 - January 8, 2018

Andrew M. “Bud” De Leeuw Jr., 87 years, passed away January 8, 2018, at his home in Menasha, Wisconsin. He was born February 25, 1930 to his parents Andrew M. Sr. and Gertrude De Leeuw (Bush) in Kimberly, Wisconsin. He was a graduate of Kimberly High School. “Bud” worked at Banta Corporation where he served as a pressman until he retired in 1992...
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Carol J. Kahler

January 8, 2018

Carol Jean Kahler went home to be with Jesus on Monday morning, January 8, 2017. A complete obituary will appear here as soon as it is available.
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Walter Seehawer

February 19, 1944 - January 7, 2018

Walter H. Seehawer, age 73, passed away on Sunday, January 7, 2018, surrounded by his beloved family. He was born February 19, 1944 to the late Elder and Geraldine (Ruwoldt) Seehawer. After graduating high school, he became an apprentice sheet metal worker. He then joined the Army National Guard and was honorably discharged after six years. After the military, he...
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Phyllis A. Bruex

February 17, 1937 - January 6, 2018

Phyllis A. Bruex Phyllis Bruex, age 80 of Appleton, passed away at her home on January 6, 2018. Phyllis was born in Appleton on February 17, 1937, daughter of the late Herman and Martha (Van Schindel) Kollath. Phyllis married Victor Bruex on February 25, 1977; he preceded her in death on October 6, 2001. Many will remember Phyllis for the years she worked at...
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Barbara J. Champeau

June 22, 1933 - January 6, 2018

Barbara J. Champeau, age 84, of Appleton, passed away due to an unexpected and sudden illness on Saturday, January 6, 2018 surrounded by her family. She was born on June 22, 1933 to the late Henry and Irma (Palm) Staedt in Appleton. Barbara graduated from Appleton High School. Shortly after graduation she worked as a dental assistant for several years. Once her children...
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Donald L. Rouse

December 18, 1924 - January 5, 2018

Donald L. Rouse, 93, passed away peacefully on Friday, January 5th, 2018 with his family by his side. Don was born Dec. 18th, 1924 in Channing, Michigan to the late Lawrence and Josephine Rouse. He graduated from Channing High School in 1942, where he participated in basketball, football and track. Following graduation, Don enlisted in the U.S. Navy where he...
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Ambrose Aloyisious Magalski

April 23, 1931 - January 5, 2018

Ambrose A. Magalski, 86, passed away peacefully on Friday, January 5, 2018, at Oak Park Place Assisted Living Community, Menasha. He was born on April 23, 1931, in Menasha, son of Frank and Phyllis (Jung) Magalske. Ambrose was a kind, authentic and passionate man who enjoyed playing and watching sports, cheering for his New York Yankees, coveting...
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Margaret Mary Schmalz

August 25, 1936 - January 5, 2018

Margaret (Marge) Schmalz, age 81 of Appleton, surrounded by her family, passed on to her heavenly home on January 5, 2018 following a brief illness. Marge was born on August 25, 1936. She was the daughter of the late Mike and Margaret (Schmidt) Schreiber. Marge married James (Jim) Schmalz on September 18th, 1956 at Holy Angels, Darboy and they enjoyed 61 years of...
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John Edward Weidner

July 26, 1946 - January 4, 2018

John E. Weidner, 71, of Menasha, passed away on Thursday, January 4, 2018. In keeping with John's wishes, no services will be held.
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Marjorie A. Fischer

November 24, 1921 - January 4, 2018

Marjorie Fischer, age 96 of Kaukauna, passed away peacefully Thursday morning, January 4, 2018. Marge was born in Antigo on November 24, 1921, daughter of the late George and Mary (Jossi) Servi. On June 20, 1939, she married Robert “Bob” Fischer in Antigo. Bob preceded her in death in 2011 after being blessed with over seventy years of marriage. ...
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Thomas G. Driessen

January 12, 1934 - January 4, 2018

Tom Driessen, age 83 of Combined Locks, passed away on Thursday morning, January 4, 2018 at a local care center. Tom was born in Little Chute on January 12, 1934, son of the late Clarence and Marie (Vanden Burgt) Driessen. He was a 1952 graduate of St. John Catholic High School in Little Chute, and served in the United States Army until his discharge in 1958. On...
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Colleen M. Kobs

August 28, 1954 - January 3, 2018

Colleen Marie (Immel) Kobs, 63, of Kaukauna, Wisconsin, peacefully passed away on the morning of Wednesday, January 3rd, 2017. She was born on August 28, 1954, in New London and raised by her mother Helen Jean Payton. Colleen grew up in Shiocton and moved to Appleton where a few years later she would meet and get married to Robert Kobs, Jr. on January 28th,...
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MaryJane Rettler

January 22, 1929 - January 3, 2018

MaryJane Rettler of Appleton, age 88, passed away peacefully at Oak Park Place Menasha on Wednesday Jan 3rd. MaryJane was born January 22, 1929 in Kaukauna to the late William & Olive (Hein) Meyerhofer. She graduated from Kaukauna High School in 1947. She was united in marriage to Norman F. Rettler on June 10th 1950. They celebrated 65 years of marriage before his passing in 2015....
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Carolyn Stanton Wilmot

February 18, 1943 - January 3, 2018

Carolyn Stanton Wilmot, age 74, passed away peacefully with her daughter and her dog at her side on Wednesday, January 3, 2018. Carolyn spent 10 days in the ICU of Aurora BayCare Center in Green Bay, WI, before being moved to the hospice. After pneumonia and a series of mini-strokes in November, Carolyn was admitted to the hospital for septic shock and congestive heart...
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Webb A. Shaw

July 25, 1951 - January 3, 2018

Webb A. Shaw, 66 years, passed away peacefully at home on January 3rd, 2018, surrounded by his family. He was born on July 25, 1951 to Robert and Mary Shaw in Calgary, Alberta. Webb graduated from Northwestern University with a Master’s Degree in Journalism. He married the love of his life, Catherine Shaw (Gaab), in Peninsula, Ohio. They started their...
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Glenn J. Aerts

March 5, 1927 - January 2, 2018

Glenn Jerome Aerts, 90, passed away on Tuesday, January 2, 2018 at the American Grand Senior Care Living Facility in Kaukauna, following a brief illness. Glenn married the love of his life, Elizabeth “Betty Jean” Lom on June 4, 1947, and resided in Combined Locks and Kimberly for most of his life. After serving in the Navy, he was employed by the...
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Edmund L. Sanders, Jr.

September 5, 1927 - January 2, 2018

Passed away on January 2, 2018 at the age of 90 at St. Paul Manor In Kaukauna, Wisconsin. Edmund "Jay" was born on September 5, 1927 to Edmund Sr. and Matilda Sanders in Kaukauna, Wisconsin. Jay joined the U. S. Army after the end of WWII. Jay was joined in marriage to Mary Lou Mauel on June 3, 1951. Jay retired from Midtec after 39 years of service. Jay was active at...
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Nancy Gygax

August 21, 1942 - January 1, 2018

Nancy (Brill) Gygax, 75, passed away on Monday, January 1, 2018, at home. Nancy was born on August 21, 1942 to Herbert and Marion (Lucas) Brill. She was a Girl Scout, a Girl Scout leader for her daughter’s troop for many years and also helped with her sons Boy Scout troop. Nancy owned and operated the Too Little for Me and The Ladies Room shop for 34 years...
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Eleonora Sanders

June 4, 1943 - January 1, 2018

Eleonora “Margie” Sanders, age 74, passed away on Monday, January 01, 2018. She was born in 1943 in South Dakota to the late Peter and Marie Fischer. In August of 1963, she married Jerome Sanders. Together, through a change of Jerry’s career placement, they moved to Wisconsin. After moving from the Madison area, to Milwaukee, and finally...
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Harlan Gillette

February 19, 1934 - December 31, 2017

Harlan “Shorty” J. Gillette, age 83, passed away on Sunday, December 31, 2017. He was born in Aurora, IL, on February 19, 1934 to the late Cora Gillette. Harlan attended Aurora East High School until he enlisted in the US Army to serve his country in Korea. He did return home during service and married Joyce Fletcher. After his honorable discharge,...
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William G. Symons

December 12, 1940 - December 31, 2017

William “Bill” G. Symons Sr. age 77, of Appleton, passed away peacefully on Sunday, December 31, 2017. He was born on December 12, 1940, in Hancock, Michigan. Bill enjoyed reading anything related to European history and drinking English tea. He visited Europe over 25 times with his favorite place being Cornwall, England, from which his...
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