Cleo Marie Ehlinger
Cleo Marie Ehlinger, 89, Suring, died in Green Bay on February 7, 2000. Cleo
was born April 9, 1910. She is the daughter of the late Harvey and Christina
Sorenson. She lived most of her life in Suring and enjoyed the winters in Charlotte
Harbor, Florida. She married Laurence Ehlinger June 19, 1928 at Antigo. He
preceded her in death on December 12, 1993. They were married 65 years.
They owned and operated the Ehlinger garage in Suring until retirement. She was
a member of Mt. Olive Church in Suring. Survivors include two sons, Don
(Beverly) Ehlinger, Suring, Larry (Carol) Ehlinger, Green Bay; one stepdaughter,
Audrey Bauer, Pickerel; seven grandchildren; two stepgrandchildren; nine
great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her daughter, Lois and
son-in-law, Eugene Detert; two brothers, Millard and Vilas Sorenson; a sister,
Mabel Smith, and her parents, Harvey and Christina Sorenson. Friends and
relatives will be received on Friday February 11, 2000 at Mount Olive Lutheran
Church in Suring beginning at 10:30 a.m. until Memorial Service 11 a.m. with
Pastor Russell Kampfer officiating. Interment at Frostville Cemetery in spring.
In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund has been established at Mount Olive
Lutheran Church. Gruetzmacher Funeral Home, Suring, in charge of
Lucille E. Tachick
Lucille E. Tachick, 89, of 12053 County Rd. Z, Pound, died Saturday, February
5, 2000 at Community Memorial Hospital, Oconto Falls. Lucille was born
September 3, 1910 in the town of Pound to Clarence and Minnie (Patz) Graetz.
She was married to Gust Tachick on September 19, 1927 in Pound. They were
married 60 years when he preceded her in death in 1987. They operated a farm
in the town of Brazeau in Oconto County. Lucille enjoyed making rugs, quilts,
gardening, picking berries, making sweetrolls, jams and jellies. She ran a market
at her house. She was a member of the Goldhorn Homemakers for 43 years, was
a youth leader, was church pianist and taught Sunday School at the Assembly of
God Church, Pound. She was a member of the Women's Ministries and member
of the Trinity Assembly of God Church both of Crivitz. Surviving are four
children, Beatrice Shevy, Lois (Russell) Kostreva, Irwin (Carolyn) Tachick, and
Marvin (Beverly) Tachick all of Pound; 23 grandchildren, 39 great-grandchildren;
and four great-great-grandchildren; her stepmother, Edna Graetz of Arizona; four
brothers, Loren (Florence) Graetz of Pound, Lloyd (Geraldine) Graetz of
Waterlou, IA; Emmett (Violet) Graetz of Pound, Harold (Edith) Graetz of Pound;
and two sisters, Angeline (Ed) Johnston of Marinette and Lorraine Timm of
Pound. She was preceded in death by her husband; one daughter, Bernice
Rakowski; one grandchild and one great-great-grandchild. Friends called at
Rhodes-Charapata Funeral Home, Coleman where a prayer service was held.
Funeral services were held 11 a.m. Tuesday at Trinity Assembly of God Church,
Crivitz. Rev. John Koch officiated with burial in the First Baptist Cemetery,
Pound. Friends called at Gruetzmacher Funeral Home in Suring. Funeral services
were held 11 a.m. Saturday at St. John's Lutheran Church in Hayes, with Pastor
Russell Kampfer officiating. Burial in the church cemetery.
Deacon James E. Kostichka
Deacon James E. Kostichka, 64, of Lena died Thursday February 3, 2000 of
complications from brain cancer. Jim was born December 28, 1935 in Algoma,
WI, the oldest son of Wellington and Florence (Hoffman) Kostichka. He married
Peggy Neveu on November 16, 1973. On May 22, 1982, Jim was ordained a
permanent deacon by Bishop Aloysius Wycislo. He served his God faithfully for
18 years. He served at Sacred Heart Parish in Marinette for three years, and ten
years at St. Charles, Lena. He has resided in Spruce and worked for the
combined parish of Lena/Spruce since 1990. Jim also served St. Joseph Parish in
Crandon for three months. He was a charter member of the KC Council 6689 of
Coleman, and was a 4th degree KC. He served several terms as Grand Knight of
the third degree, and served as District Deputy for one year. Jim coordinated
religious education programs in Marinette and Lena. Jim is survived by his wife,
Peggy; and three children, James Jr. (Cyndi) of Plymouth, WI; Jeffrey (Julie) of
Poynette, and Patricia (Bruce) Chaltry of Marinette; his father, Wellington
Kostichka of Algoma; and a brother, Donald of Algoma and two sisters; Leslie
(Al) Garcia of Sunset, UT; and Kitty (Thomas) Thomson of Green Bay. He also
has four grandchildren, Ben and Katie Kostichka, Jacob and Hannah Chaltry. Jim
was preceded in death by his mother, Florence, brother, Robert, and his first
wife, Ella Mae DeKeyser. Friends called at Rhodes-Charapata Funeral Home,
Lena where a K of C service and a parish wake service was held. A Mass of
Christian burial was held Monday at 11 a.m. at Holy Cross Church, Lena with
Rev. Frank Schrage officiating. Interment in Lena.
Jim will be sadly missed by his wife, family, and friends.
Joy A. Hoffmann
Joy A. Hoffmann, 28, 220 N. Washington St., Oconto Falls, died Thursday
evening, February 3, 2000, at Community Memorial Hospital. She was born
October 9, 1971, in Cobb, WI, to Arthur and Carol (Hagewood) Stake. Joy
grew up in Cobb and graduated from Iowa-Grant High School. On November
20, 1990, she married Kenneth Hoffmann. Following their wedding the couple
lived in Platteville for a short time before moving to Oconto Falls six years ago.
She was a member of Grace Lutheran Church. Survivors include her husband,
Ken; her father, Art Stake, Platteville; three sons, Ryan, Dylan and Zachery
Hoffmann, all at home; one brother, Michael Stake, Platteville; one sister,
Christine (Jeff) Smith, Platteville; her in-laws, Dwain and Vi Hoffmann,
Rhinelander; a brother-in-law, Bill Hoffmann and special friend Corey Moritz,
Rhinelander; other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her
mother, and infant sister and her grandparents. There will be no visitation.
Memorial services will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Grace Lutheran Church with
the Rev. Bil Sutlief officiating. Burial in St. Philip's Cemetery, Highland, WI. Jones
Funeral Service, Oconto Falls, is serving the Hoffmann family.
Dennis J. Johnson
Dennis J. Johnson, 51, 2274 Creekview Drive, Abrams, died Thursday
afternoon, February 3, 2000 at home surrounded by family following a 13 month
courageous fight with cancer. He was born July 20, 1948 in Milwaukee to
Orland and Anne (Atsch) Johnson. At the age of seven years, he moved with his
family to Oconto Falls where he attended public schools, graduating from Oconto
Falls High School with the class of 1966. Following graduation, Dennis entered
the U.S. Air Force and served during the Vietnam War. On July 10, 1971 he
married Donna Bohl at St. Anthony's Catholic Church in Oconto Falls. The
couple has lived in Green Bay and Stiles until moving to their current home 121/2
years ago. For the past 30 years Dennis was employed by Fort Howard and was
a member of their Quarter Century Club. He was a member of St. Anthony's
Catholic Church in Oconto Falls. Dennis was a good and beloved son, husband,
father and brother who showed his sense of humor right up until the end of his life.
Survivors are his wife, Donna Johnson, Abrams; his mother, Anne Johnson,
Oconto Falls; his four children: Chad and wife Tina Johnson, Green Bay; Heidi
and Heather Johnson both of Abrams; Todd Johnson at home; two brothers,
Tom (Marilyn) Johnson, Howard; Randy "Dime" (Sue Ann) Johnson, Sobieski.
He was preceded in death by his father, Orland Johnson, on February 2, 1984
and in-laws, John and Mae Bohl. Friends called at Jones Funeral Service in
Oconto Falls where a prayer service was held. Mass of Christian burial was 11
a.m. Monday at St. Anthony's Catholic Church in Oconto Falls with Msgr. Carl
E. Steiner officiating. Burial in the church cemetery.
A memorial service was held January 20, 2000 for Irma E. Cooper of Cottage
Grove, who died January 17 of cancer. She was 75. Cooper was born July 24,
1924, in Abrams, WI, to Carl and Emma Duwell. She married Arthur Cooper in
Cottage Grove on November 28, 1951. She moved to Cottage Grove from
Abrams in 1948. Cooper was a homemaker and worked at Agripac in Eugene.
Her interests included gardening, reading and collecting humming birds. She had
belonged to Cottage Grove Women of the Moose since 1949, and was a
member of the organization's College of Regents. Survivors include her husband;
two daughters, Karla Pape of Springfield and Karen Johnson of Monroe, WA; a
stepdaughter, Eileen Stevenson of Folsom, CA; a stepson, Wayne Cooper of
Orange, CA; three grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren. The memorial
service was held at the Cottage Grove Moose Lodge. Smith-Lund-Mills Funeral
Chapel in Cottage Grove was in charge of arrangements. Memorial contributions
may be made to Moose International in care of Children of Mooseheart,
Mooseheart, IL 60539.
Remembered by her dear friends Blessie, Pooch and June.
Marilyn A. Jisa
Marilyn A. Jisa, 71, Oconto Falls, died Monday, January 31, 2000 at
Community Memorial Hospital, Oconto Falls. She was born to the late Harry and
Esther (Green) Hough February 1, 1928 in Honey Creek, Iowa. The former
Marilyn Hough married Albert Jisa September 15, 1951 at St. Francis Catholic
Church in Council Bluff, Iowa. She was a member of Holy Cross Catholic
Church, Spruce. Surviving are husband, Albert; children, Phillip (Sharon) Jisa,
Gwinn, MI; John (Esther) Verhagen, Gillett; Vicki (fiance Keith Gunderson) Jisa,
Bonduel; David (Kate) Jisa, Wisconsin Dells; Christine Jisa, Des Plaines, IL;
seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. She is also survived by one
brother and three sisters. Marilyn was preceded in death by two sisters. Friends
called at Rhodes-Charapata Funeral Home, Lena. A vigil service was held.
Funeral Mass was held 11 a.m. Friday, February 4, 2000 at Holy Cross Catholic
Church, Spruce location, with Father Frank Schrage officiating. Interment at
Sacred Heart Cemetery, Spruce.
Delmar F. Gipp
Delmar F. Gipp, 78, Shawano, formerly Suring, died at Maple Lane Health Care
Center February 1, 2000 following a short illness. He was born June 19, 1921 in
the Township of How to the late Hugo and Ida (Neitzel) Gipp. Delmar lived and
worked on the family farm in the town of How until 1956. He resided at Maple
Lane the past 43 years, and he was a member at St. John's Lutheran Church in
Hayes. Survivors include his sister-in-law, Myrtle Gipp of Shawano; his nephew,
Larry (Patricia) Gipp of Shawano; his niece, Joyce Witthuhn of Suring; nephews
Maynard (Lucille) Schuettpelz, Roger Schuettpelz all Suring. He was preceded in
death by a sister and brother-in-law, Arlene and Elmer Schuettpelz; a brother,
Arthur Gipp, a brother and sister-in-law, Alvin and Leona Gipp; a niece, Janice
Johnson, and a nephew, DeWayne Gipp.
William 'Bill' Brigham Sr.
William 'Bill' Brigham Sr., 63, Townsend, formerly of Crandon, died at his home
on Sunday, January 30, 2000. Bill was born August 17, 1936 in Crandon, the
son of Elwyn R. and Agnes M. (Faulkner) Brigham. Bill attended Crandon High
School and was a member of the graduating Class of 1954. After graduating he
enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps. After serving his country, he returned to
Crandon and in 1958 he married Katie Rusch at the Crandon Presbyterian
Church. She died in August 1967. In 1968, he married Betty Kulinski at St.
Joseph Catholic Church, Crandon. She also preceded him in death on May 7,
1979. Bill worked for the U.S. Postal Service until retiring in 1985. After his
retirement he worked for the Blackwell Job Corps. Bill was a very active
member of the Crandon School Board, serving several terms. He liked the
outdoors, especially hunting and camping and enjoyed spoiling his pet schnauzer,
'Shotzie'. He is survived by special friend, June Mattern, Townsend; daughters,
Diane Dies, Rosemount, MN; Paula Murray, De Pere; Chris (Brian) Johnson,
Green Bay; Laurie Wade, Shawano; sons, Billy (Val) Brigham, Rhinelander;
Bobby (Cindy) Brigham, Elcho; Jimmy Brigham, Madison; Ted (Holly) Kulinski,
Crandon; Tony Kulinski, Green Bay; sister, Sharon (Carroll) Statezny, Crandon;
20 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. In addition to his wives, he was
also preceded in death by a stepdaughter, Lynn and his parents. Visitation was
held at the Halverson-Suminski Funeral Home, Crandon. Funeral services were
at 11 a.m. Wednesday, February 2, at the funeral home with Pastor Bill Farr
officiating. Interment at Crandon Lakeside Cemetery, with Veterans services
provided by the Forest County Veterans Honor Guard.
Roma L. Bodoh
Roma L. Bodoh, 88, of Laona, formerly of Wabeno, died at the NuRoc
Community Health Care Center on January 31, 2000. Roma was born on
October 29, 1911 to Phillip and Emma Cole Mielke in Carter, Wis. She lived in
the Forest County area all of her life. In August of 1929, she and Ben Bodoh
were united in marriage. Roma was trained as a Civilian Plane spotter during the
war. She and Ben operated the Hilltop Supper Club, Wabeno from 1947 to
1966. After they sold the supper club, she worked for Nicolet Country Club in
Laona for 12 years and then she was office manager for Cheney's Motel, also in
Laona. Her hobbies included embroidery, crocheting, and fishing. She is the
beloved mother of Gordie (Fred) Dittmar, Laona and Phyllis (Dominic) Gallinatti,
Milwaukee. She is the dear sister of Icyl Thurber, Laona; Marge (Ken) Spaay,
Wabeno; Lowell (John) Klementz, Townsend; Kathryn (Roy) Godin, St.
Augustine, FL; Orben (Lillian) Mielke, Lakewood. She is also survived by 13
grandchildren and 25 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her
parents; her husband, Ben in 1982; one son, Ben; two sisters, Mona and Avis;
and two brothers, Gordon and Chester. Visitation was on Wednesday, February
2, 2000 at Suminski Funeral Home, Wabeno from 12 noon until the time of the
funeral service at 2 p.m. The Rev. Gerald Behling conducted the service.
Interment in Lakeview Cemetery in Carter.
Thomas Reignier, 65, Green Bay, passed away on Tuesday, February 2, 2000 at
a local nursing home. Tom was born on June 24, 1934 in Green Bay the son of
the late Levi A. and Celeste (Younger) Reignier. Tom worked many positions
during his career, but he especially enjoyed being a welder. He enjoyed the time
he spent fishing and gardening. Survivors include, six children, Patricia (Allen)
LaBrosse, Bernard (Cheryl) Reignier, Laurie Jobelius, Daniel (Peggy) Reignier,
Zoe Reignier, Thomas Reignier Jr.; 19 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren;
four sisters, Patricia (Eugene) Terrien, Green Bay, Theresa (Thomas) Burke,
Denmark; Kathy Schmidt, Green Bay; Mary Zoe (Jerome) Mooren, DePere;
three brothers, Jerry (Virginia) Reignier, Green Bay; Michael (Margaret)
Reingier, Green Bay; Peter (Evelyn) Reingier, Green Bay; nieces, nephews, other
relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by two sisters, Lynn Reingier and
Carol Monfils. Friends may call (today) Thursday, February 3, 2000 from 4 to 8
p.m. at Schauer & Schumacher Funeral Home, 340 S. Monroe Ave. Parish
Wake Service 7 p.m. at the funeral home. Visitation will continue after 9:30 a.m.
on Friday, February 4, 2000 at Saint Philip the Apostle Catholic Church, 312
Victoria Street. Mass of Christian Burial 10:30 a.m. at the church with the Rev.
Larry J. Canavera officiating. Burial at Fort Howard Cemetery. Schauer &
Schumacher Funeral Home (432-4841) is assisting the family.
Thomas H. Lutsey
Thomas H. Lutsey, 86, 846 W. St. Francis Rd., De Pere, died Tuesday,
February 1, 2000 in Sun City, Ariz. Tom was born August 18, 1913 in
Richmond to the late Jay and Nellie (Hansen) Lutsey. On October 16, 1987, he
married Lillian Hooper Haeuser. Tom was a dairy farmer in the mid 1930's and
operated milk routes for the family business, which was the Jersey Farm Dairy.
He was a pioneer in the dairy industry and built machines that automated the ice
cream novelty business and held patents for drumsticks, ice pops, snow cones,
and ice cream cones. Tom created the 'paddle pop' which became the foundation
of Gold Bond Ice Cream, now Good Humor Breyers. By 1946, Gold Bond,
Tom and his partner, Sylvester Daanen, produced only ice cream and novelties.
In 1948, with his brother Ken, and Ken's brother-in-law Ray Reimer, he
purchased Schuchardt Cone Co. in Sheboygan, which later became Ace Baking
Company in Green Bay. He was very active in the Boys and Girls Club of Green
Bay and received an official commendation from the Wisconsin Senate for his
efforts. Tom was a strong supporter of Fallen Timbers Environmental Center in
Seymour and the Wildlife Sanctuary in Green Bay. The Thomas H. and Lillian
Lutsey Scholarship at Bellin College of Nursing aids nursing students in the
completion of their education. He served on the Bellin Hospital Board and also
the Advisory Committee of Bellin School of Nursing. There is also a Thomas H.
Lutsey Scholarship Fund, which encourages agricultural occupations, and has
already supported forty students with four year scholarships. In 1993, he
received a Wisconsin Governor's Award for his involvement in Family Violence
Center (Golden House) in Green Bay, Richland Center, and Rhinelander. He has
been involved with the Literacy Council. Tom's other interests included the
Future Farmers of America, Community Service Center, Salvation Army,
Rebekah Lodge and Mason Woods Retirement Community Shawano. Tom was
active in the Washington Lodge #21, Free and Accepted Masons, Scottish Rite
Bodies-Valley of Green Bay, a charter member of Beja Shrine Temple, Green
Bay Shrine Club, and engineered the Shrine Supercycle Unit, a 24-man bicycle.
Tom loved the Green Bay Packers, enjoyed playing golf, and tinkering with
machines. An avid big game hunter, he holds Boone and Crickett records. He
was a 60 year member of St. Paul's United Methodist Church. Survivors include
his wife, Lillian; one son and daughter-in-law, Thomas J. and Sharon Lutsey of
Green Bay; four grandsons, Matthew, Nicholas Jeffrey, and Andrew Lutsey, all
of Green Bay; one brother and sister-in-law, Kenneth Koeller and Ceil Lutsey of
Green Bay; one brother-in-law , James Koeller of Green Bay; one sister-in-law,
Henrietta Prichard of Suamico; and one step-son, Everett 'Skip' Haeuser and
wife, Linda, of Green Bay. He was also preceded in death by his former wives,
Edith, Ann and Evelyn; by his two brothers, Robert and Jimmy; and two sisters,
Ruth Koeller and Mae Lutsey. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Friday at Lyndahl
Funeral Home, Lombardi Ave. at Ridge Rd.; Masonic Memorial Service at 7:30
p.m. Visitation continues on Saturday, after 9 a.m. at St. Paul's United Methodist
Church, 341 Wilson Ave. Funeral Service at 10 a.m. with Rev. Ray Kotwicki
officiating. Entombment in Ft. Howard Mausoleum.
In lieu of flowers or other expressions of sympathy, the family requests
donations may be made in Tom's name to the Green Bay Boys and Girls
Club Endowment Fund or the Thomas H. Lutsey Scholarship Fund.
John 'Jack' 'Pea Soup' E. Bourassa
Mr. John 'Jack' 'Pea Soup' E. Bourassa, 72, 341 Charles Street, Oconto, died
early Sunday morning, January 30, 2000 at Riverside Health and Rehabilitation
Center, Oconto. Jack was born December 17, 1927 at Oconto, the son of the
late Ernest and Ellen (Dagen) Bourassa. He served his country in the Army during
the Korean Conflict. On June 9, 1951, Jack was united in marriage to the former
Frances Brazeau at St. Peter Catholic Church, Oconto. He was employed by
Kist Bottling, Bourassa Insurance, and was a mail carrier for the Oconto Post
Office until retirement in January of 1989. Jack was a member of Holy Trinity
Parish, Oconto and the Jones-Modrow-Young American Legion Post, Oconto.
He will be sadly missed by his loving wife of 48 years, Frances; by his son, James
and wife Linda, Pine River; by his daughters and their spouses, Cathy and Bruce
Zima, Anita and Ron Pecha, and Jeanne and Jesse Schmit, all of Oconto; Patricia
and Denis Roznowski, DePere; six sisters, Delores Bourassa and Sally White,
Manitowoc; Kathryn 'Katy' (Harry) Froelich, LaVonne Brazeau, and Jane (Gary)
Belongia, Oconto; Mary (Edward) Slempkes, Lena; his grandchildren, whom he
lived for, and were his pride and joy, Sara and Amy Bourassa, Bradley Zima,
Ryan and Ashley Pecha, Jaimee Schmit and fiancee Bob Telford, Jill and Jackie
Schmit, Alex and Emily Roznowski; a sister-in-law, Bernadette Netzer, Oshkosh;
nieces, nephews, other relatives, and many friends. He was preceded in death by
an infant brother, Eugene, and two brothers-in-law, Joseph Brazeau and Donald
Netzer. The family will greet relatives and friends at Holy Trinity Catholic Church,
St. Peter Site, Oconto from 11 a.m. until 12:45 p.m. Wednesday, February 2,
2000. Mass of Resurrection at 1:00 p.m. Wednesday at the church, with the Rev.
Fr. Philip Hoffmann officiating. Interment at Oconto Catholic Cemetery.
In lieu of other expressions of sympathy, a memorial fund has been
established for Parkinson's research. The family would like to express their
thanks to the Oconto Memorial Hospital and Riverside Health and
Rehabilitation Center, for the kindness offered to Jack, and the family.
Arrangements are being handled by Rhodes-Charapata Funeral Home,
LaVerne A. 'Luvie' Herrmann
LaVerne A. 'Luvie' Herrmann, 78, of Long Court, Appleton and formerly of Rost
Lake, died Wednesday, January 26, 2000 in Appleton after a long battle with
Alzheimer's disease. LaVerne was born July 21, 1921 at Clintonville to Frank
and Amanda (Handrich) Gehrke. She was a graduate of Clintonville High School
and was married to Rufus 'Bud' Herrmann on March 1, 1946 in Clintonville. The
couple resided in Green Bay until moving to the Coleman area in 1966. She was
a member of Trinity Ev. Lutheran Church, Coleman. LaVerne was the world's
best mom, grandmother, great-grandmother, and mother-in-law. Surviving are six
children, Candice (Brad) Anderson of Appleton, Pamela Herrmann of Appleton,
Cherie (Jim) Tebo of Jackson, MO; David (Cynthia) Herrmann of Stiles, Mark
(Linda) Herrmann of Kewaskum, and Kim (Thomas) Barlament of Green Bay;
11 grandchildren; one great-granddaughter; and one sister-in-law, Lucille
Kaplanek of Green Bay. She was preceded in death by her husband, Rufus
"Bud" on April 21, 1998; two brothers and one sister. Friends called at
Rhodes-Charapata Funeral Home, Coleman. Funeral services were held 11 a.m.
Saturday at Trinity Ev. Lutheran Church with Rev. Gregory Stahlecker officiating.
Burial in Tigerton Union Cemetery, Tigerton.
Florence M. Harstad
Florence M. Harstad, 88, formerly of Oconto, WI, but residing in Sarasota, FL
for the past five years, died at IHS on Beneva, Sarasota, FL, January 27, 2000.
Florence was born April 3, 1911 in Chippewa Falls, WI to the late Joseph and
Mary (Bowe) Price. She married Harold P. Harstad August 24, 1935. He
preceded her in death on February 27, 1980. Florence managed the Bachall
Store in Oconto for ten years. She was a member of Holy Trinity Parish, Past
President of the Catholic Women's Club, and a member of the Bridge Club.
Florence is survived by three daughters, Mary (Herbert) Osmussen, Sarasota,
FL; Judy (Peter) Derocher, Neenah; Susan (James) Bero, Appleton; one son,
Tom (Vicki) Harstad, Lawrence-ville, IL; two brothers, Joseph (Iola) Price,
Chippewa Falls; Donald (Elaine) Price, Chippewa Falls; one sister, Rosemary
Hasmer, Chippewa Falls; one sister-in-law, Betty Price, Chippewa Falls; eight
grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by one
daughter, Patricia Harstad (1970), two brothers, Kenny and Eugene, and two
sisters, Cathryn and Annette 'Billie'. The family will receive relatives and friends at
Holy Trinity Parish, St. Joseph Site from 9:30 to 11 a.m. Wednesday, February
2, 2000. Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated 11 a.m. Wednesday at the
church with the Rev. David C. Ruby officiating.
Donald L. Telford
Donald L. Telford, 51, Highway 32 N., Suring, died at home following a lengthy
illness on January 29, 2000. He was born in Oconto Falls to Donald H. and
Claudine (Miller) Telford on November 16, 1948. Don married Anita
Westenberger July 10, 1971 at St. John Lutheran Church in Pulcifer. He had
farmed on the family farm in the Town of How for over 20 years. Don did custom
cropping and was employed by Fleet Farm in Green Bay until his health forced
him to resign from work. Currently Donald served on the Oconto County Board
of Supervisors where he represented the Townships of How and Breed. He
enjoyed deer hunting and was a member of the Suring United Methodist Church.
Survivors include his wife Anita of Suring; his mother, Claudine Telford of Suring;
his aunt, JoAnn (Roland) Dobratz of Shawano and their family; his uncle, Bert
Miller and special friend; sister-in-law, Sandra Telford of Topeka, KS;
brother-in-law, Sherban (Judy) Westenberger of Underhill; sister-in-law, Sandy
(Vernon) Leisch of Oconto Falls and their family; nieces and nephew. He is also
survived by his three favorite dogs Beagle, Bear and Indy. Don was preceded in
death by his father on November 8, 1988 and his brother, Harry, September 19,
1998. Visitation will be held at Gruetzmacher Funeral Home in Suring on
Tuesday February 1, 2000 from 4-8 p.m. Funeral services Wednesday at the
Funeral Home 11 a.m. with Pastor LaVern Ulrichson officiating. Burial in
Pleasant Hill Cemetery. A memorial has been established.
If the love and prayers of family and his many friends could have made him
well, Donnie would be with us now. God bless all of you.
Arthur C. Tetzlaff
Arthur C. Tetzlaff, 71, of 10730 T & T Lane, Pound died unexpectedly Tuesday,
January 25, 2000 at Community Memorial Hospital in Oconto Falls. He was
born May 30, 1928 in Swedetown in Oconto County to Mr. and Mrs. Emil
Tetzlaff. Art graduated from Suring High School. He was married to the former
Gertrude Fischer on August 25, 1956 in Milwaukee. He was a mason for his
brother in Milwaukee until 1957 and then moved to Wescott Lake in the town of
Bagley where Art and Gertrude owned and operated Wescott Lake Bar. He was
also a mason in Green Bay and later was President of T&T Builders until his
retirement. He was a member of the VFW of Beaver and the American Legion
Post of Coleman. Surviving are his wife, Gertrude Tetzlaff of Pound; two
brothers, Elmer of Shawano and Arlin (Donna) of Mountain; two
brothers-in-law, Steve (Ann) Fischer and Charles (Karol) Fischer both of Fort
Myers, FL; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by one
sister, Ruth Tachick and five brothers, Benny, Rudy, Gust, Walter and Emil
Tetzlaff. Friends called at Rhodes-Charapata Funeral Home, Coleman after 3
p.m. Saturday. Funeral services were held Saturday at 8 p.m. at the funeral home
with Rev. John Hephner officiating. The VFW and American Legion conducted
military rites following the services at the funeral home.
Mrs. Gene (Anne Marie) Vanden Boomen
Mrs. Gene (Anne Marie) Vanden Boomen, 62, 872 Ninth St., died Monday,
January 31, 2000 at her home. She was born January 25, 1938 in Green Bay, to
Ophelia (Platkowski) Whitney and the late Francis Whitney. Anne graduated
from St. Patrick Grade School and St. Joseph Academy. On November 28,
1959, she married Gene Vanden Boomen and they recently celebrated their 40th
Anniversary. She had been employed in the financial office at St. Vincent Hospital
for 25 years before retiring in 1998. Survivors include her husband, Gene; a son
and daughter-in-law, Jon and Jean Vanden Boomen; three grandchildren, Kristi
Lyn, Jon Joseph and Luke Anthony; her mother, Ophelia Whitney; a sister, Sue
Whitney, all of Green Bay; her mother-in-law, Caroline Kretschman, Green Bay;
brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Arnold and Joanne Vanden Boomen,
Appleton; James and Sandy Vanden Boomen, Elaine Vanden Boomen, all of
Green Bay; two special aunts, Verna Kubatsky and Clara (Bernard) Kapala;
many nieces, nephews and special friends. She was preceded in death by her
father, Francis Whitney; two brothers-in-law, Leland and Roger Vanden
Boomen; and a sister-in-law, Joyce Anderson. Friends may call at Blaney
Funeral Home, 1521 Shawano Ave., from 4 to 8 p.m. today. There will be a
Shamrock Club Memorial Service at 6:45 p.m. today and a Parish Wake Service
will be held at 7 p.m. today. Friends may also call at St. Patrick Catholic Church,
211 N. Maple from 10 to 11 a.m. Thursday. The Mass of Christian Burial will be
at 11 a.m. Thursday at the church with Msgr. Brian Coleman officiating. Burial
will be in Allouez Catholic Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund is being established in her name for St.
Matthew's Catholic Grade School Library. "....and until we meet again,
may God hold you in the palm of his hand."
Mrs. Al (Hilda) Seroogy
Mrs. Al (Hilda) Seroogy, of Broadway Street, De Pere, died Sunday, January
30, 2000 in De Pere. The daughter of the late John and Esther (Faris) Silah was
born July 18, 1914 in Fond du Lac. She was a graduate of Fond du Lac High
School. On September 2, 1939 she married Al (A.J.) Seroogy at St. Patrick
Catholic Church in Fond du Lac. Al preceded her in death on March 31, 1996.
Hilda was an active member of the community all her life and served on the St.
Vincent Hospital Auxiliary. She had been a former member of the Christian
Mothers and the Altar Society at St. Mary Parish in De Pere. Mrs. Seroogy was
a past member of the Phoenician Daughters in Fond du Lac as well as a past
officer in the Abbot Pennings Music Parents Club. Her true love in life, however,
were her grandchildren, who will miss her deeply. Her family includes one
daughter Mary Brown and her special friend Tony Pulley, Phoenix, AZ, four sons
and three daughters-in-law, John Seroogy, San Francisco, Jim and Kate
Seroogy, Algoma, Joe and Claudia Seroogy, De Pere, Jeff and Mary Ann
Seroogy, St. Croix, Virgin Islands, seven grandchildren, Max, Ana, Peter, Henry,
Martha, Gena, and Jeffrey Seroogy, three brothers, Enos Silah, Fond du Lac,
Robert and Kathy Silah, Tampa, Mitchell and Betty Silah, Fond du Lac, two
sisters, Darlene Silah, Fond du Lac, Betty and Allen Kolander, Woodbridge,
CA. She will also be sadly missed by her extended family, the staff and
employees at Seroogy's Chocolates. Hilda was preceded in death by one
brother, Richard Silah, and one sister, Elaine Kuether. Friends may call at Ryan
Funeral Home, 305 N. Tenth Street, De Pere (920)336-3171 from 4:00 to 8:00
p.m. Tuesday (today). Parish prayer service will be held at 7:45 p.m. today.
Visitation will continue after 10:00 a.m. Wednesday at St. Mary Catholic
Community on Pope John XXIII Circle, off Sportsman Drive in the town of
Ledgeview, until time of service. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at
11:00 a.m. Wednesday at the church with Bishop Robert Banks officiating.
Concelebrants for the Liturgy will include Rev. Gery Meehan, O. Praem, and
Rev. Campion Kluczynski, O.F.M. Burial will be held in Allouez Cemetery.
Hilda will be best remembered for her hospitality extended to friends and
family at Seroogy's Chocolate Shop and in her home. The Seroogy family
extends a special thank you to the staff of professionals at St. Vincent
Dialysis Center for their kindness and support.
Father Alan Donald Scheible
Father Alan Donald Scheible, O.Praem., age 57, a member of the Norbertine
Community of St. Norbert Abbey, De Pere, Wis, entered into God's eternal
kingdom on January 30, 2000. Father Scheible was born on January 10, 1943, in
Racine, Wis., to Dorothy (Wemmert) and Bernard Scheible. His home parish is
Annunciation Parish, Green Bay, Wis. Father Scheible graduated from Premontre
High School in 1961 as Valedictorian of his class and St. Norbert College, De
Pere, Wis., in June 1966 with a B.A. in Philosophy. Further education includes a
Licentiate in Sacred Theology, Heythrop College, England; Course Work and
Comprehensive Examinations in preparation for beginning Doctoral Dissertation
in Judaeo-Christian Studies; Master of Arts in Scripture, Chicago Theological
Seminary; and Spirituality and Worship Institute at Jesuit School of Theology at
Berkeley, Calif. Father Scheible entered St. Norbert Abbey, De Pere, on August
28, 1961, where he was vested as a novice. He professed Solemn Vows in
August of 1966 and was ordained to the Priesthood on September 12, 1969.
Father Scheible served as both Associate Pastor and Pastor of St. Willebrord
Parish, Chicago; Pastor of St. Francis de Paula, Chicago; Associate Pastor of St.
Dorothy Parish, Chicago; and Administrator of the former St. Boniface Parish,
De Pere. In each of these parishes he had the difficult task of closing or merging
them. He did so with efficiency yet tact. Other assignments include Instructor, St.
Norbert College; Manuscripts Cataloguer and Grant Writer, Lutheran School of
Theology, Chicago; Supervisor of Lay Ministry Training Programs; Consultant for
the Office of Planning, Archdiocese of Milwaukee; President and Business
Manager, St. Willebrord Catholic High School, Chicago; and AIDS Ministry,
Bonaventure House, Chicago. On July 1, 1997, Father Scheible was Scheible
was appointed as Director of the Norbertine Center for Spirituality, St. Norbert
Abbey, where he served until his death. Through his dedicated work he increased
the amount and diversity of the Center's services. Of note was the implementation
of a three-year program to train Spiritual Directors, the only such site in
Northeastern Wisconsin. In Father Scheible's final months, it was difficult for his
family, friends, and confreres to see the gradual diminishment of his keen intellect
and profound insight. He faced his day to day encounter with brain cancer with
courage and equanimity. May he rest in peace. Father Scheible is survived by the
members of the Norbertine Community; his parents, Bernard and Dorothy
Scheible, Ellenton, Florida; two sisters, Linda (Bob) Nadolske, Oshkosh; Joan,
Madison; two brothers, David (Michele), Allenhurst, New Jersey; and Richard,
Venice, Calif; one niece; aunts and uncles; cousins; and many close friends. The
Reception of the Body/Vespers of the Dead will be held at St. Norbert Abbey,
on Wednesday, February 2, at 7:30 p.m. Visitation will follow until 9:00 p.m. and
will continue on Thursday, February 3, from 8:00 until 4:00 p.m. The Mass of
Christian Burial will be held in the Abbey Church on Thursday, February 3, at
4:30 p.m. Rt. Rev. E. Thomas De Wane, O.Praem., Abbot of St. Norbert
Abbey, will preside at the funeral liturgy. Burial will be in the St. Norbert Abbey
Cemetery. Ryan Funeral Home, De Pere, is in charge of the arrangements.
Donations may be in Father Alan's name to the Nobertine Center for
Spirituality of which his last years were so devoted.
Stanley Pozniak, 72, Green Bay, formerly of California, passed away
unexpectedly Sunday, January 30, 2000. He was born March 7, 1927 in New
York City, to Stanley and Mary (Kruchuk) Pozniak. Stanley served in the U.S.
Navy during World War II and the Vietnam War. He married the former
Eleanora Bukauskas on February 7, 1970. Stanley worked for Allergan for 20
years until his retirement in 1986. He worked part time for Fazoli Pizza. Stanley
belonged to the American Legion Post #337 Pulaski, VFW Post #9719 Pulaski
and Polish Legion of American Veterans Post #186 and the Green Bay Moose
Lodge #801. He loved music, dancing, traveling, sports and was a video maker.
Survivors include his wife, Eleanora; five daughters and sons-in-law, Karen
(Mark) Pozniak-Robbins, AFB Aviano, Italy; Sylvia (Allen) Carter, Paradise,
Calif, Kathy (Gary) Andersen, Sacramento, Calif., Janese (Larry) Sartore,
Thousand Oaks, Calif., Michelle (Gordy) Nordstrom, Chico, Calif.; two sons
and one daughter-in-law, Douglas (Jill) Pozniak, North Brunswick, New Jersey;
Frank Lewis, Las Vegas, Nev.; 10 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
He was preceded by his parents and one brother, Benny. Friends may call at St.
Joseph's Church, 1226 12th St. from 9 a.m. Thursday until time of funeral mass.
Funeral Mass at 10 a.m. Thursday at the church with the Rev. Richard Getchel
officiating. There will be a second Memorial Service in California on a later date.
His ashes will be scattered in Northern California. Proko-Wall Funeral Home is
assisting the family.
Mr. Robert (Bob) Hockers
Mr. Robert (Bob) Hockers, 83, of De Pere, died early Monday morning,
January 31, 2000, in a local hospital. The son of the late Henry and Mary (Hoks)
Hockers was born December 21, 1916 in the Town of Hobart. He married the
former Verna Cornelissen on October 5, 1946 at St. Boniface Church, De Pere.
Bob worked at Fort Howard Paper Company for 32 years, prior to retirement in
1979. He was a member of the Quarter Century Club and the Key Club at Ft.
Howard. Mr. Hockers enjoyed playing cards and bingo. Survivors his wife,
Verna, their children, Robert H. and Mary Hockers, of Howard, Ralph and
Debbie Hockers, De Pere, Diane Hockers, De Pere; five grandchildren, Tammy
Hockers and her special friend, Mark LaFountaine, Brian, Eric, Shaun, and Chad
Hockers; three great grandchildren, Colten, Riley, and Bryce, a special friend of
the family, Dena Posenke; one brother and two sisters-in-law, Walter and Mary
Hockers, Ashwaubenon, Mrs. Bill (Edna) Hockers, De Pere; one sister and two
brothers-in-law, Jane and Dick Milquet, De Pere, and Harold Linsmier, De Pere.
He was preceded in death by one brother, Bill; one sister, Alma Joseph; one
sister-in-law, Geneva Linsmier; three brothers-in-law, Francis Joseph, Vernon
Cornelissen, and Lloyd Cornelissen. Friends may call at St. Francis Catholic
Church, 220 South Michigan Street, De Pere from 3:00 to 6:00 p.m. Thursday.
Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 6:00 p.m. Thursday at the Church with the
Rev. Anthony Dolski, officiating. Burial in Mt. Calvary Cemetery. Ryan Funeral
Home of De Pere (920) 336-3171 is in charge of arrangements.
Bob's family extends a special thank you to the Doctors and Nurses at Third
Floor Bellin Hospital as well as San Luis Rehabilitation Center for all of the
help and patience shown over the years. A heartfelt thank you is also
extended to Fr. Tony Dolski for his visits and prayers which were all greatly
Mrs. Norbert (Ione) Drossart
Mrs. Norbert (Ione) Drossart, 84, 1801 Sahara Dr., died Monday, January 31,
2000. She was born March 9, 1915 in Green Bay to the late George and Matilda
(Vandenback) Schaut. In 1932, she graduated from East High School. On
November 26, 1936 she married Norbert R. Drossart at St. John the Evangelist
Catholic Church. He preceded her in death on January 14, 1995. She was a
member of St. Agnes Parish. Survivors include two daughters and sons-in-law,
JoAnn and Michael Driscoll, Garland, Texas; Jane and Thomas Burns, El Paso,
Texas; one daughter-in-law, Donna Drossart, Joplin, Mo.; her grandchildren and
their spouses, Raymond Drossart, Terri and Christopher Hoogeveen, Steven and
Stephanie Drossart, Gerald Driscoll, Amy and Gary Warren, Robin and Jonathan
Gear, Patricia and Minhaj Servaes, Lt. Timothy Burns, Lt. Michael and Tanya
Burns, Daniel and Susan Burns, Kathleen Burns, Laura Burns and Jeffrey Burns;
her great-grandchildren, Brittany, Steven and Alexandria Drossart, Conor and
McKinley Hoogeveen, Olivia Servaes, Madalyn Warren, Jordan Porter, Jacob
Burns and Sarah Burns; a sister-in-law, Mrs. Elbert (Mary) Holubar, Green Bay;
one brother-in-law and his wife, Leo and Eunice Hauser, Green Bay; nieces and
nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Norbert; one son, John
Drossart and one brother, Clifford Schaut. Friends may call at Blaney Funeral
Home, 1521 Shawano Ave., from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday. The Parish Wake
Service will be held at 6 p.m. Thursday. Friends may also call at St. Agnes
Catholic Church, 1484 Ninth St., from 10 to 11 a.m. Friday. The Mass of
Christian Burial will be at 11 a.m. Friday at the church with the Rev. Richard
Getchel officiating. Burial will be in Allouez Catholic Cemetery.
Joshua Webster, 19, of N6378 County E, De Pere, died unexpectedly Friday
evening, Jan. 21, 2000. The son of Dale Metoxen and the former Julie Webster
was born on June 26, 1980, in Green Bay. He had attended Seymour High
School. Joshua enjoyed sports and especially golf, basketball, baseball, fishing
and hunting. He will be very sadly missed by his family, which includes his mother,
Julie (Brian) Denny; his father, Dale Metoxen (Lynn Fuss); his brothers and
sisters, Jerome Webster (Amanda Schmidt), Seymour, Jermaine Webster,
Oneida, Jason Denny, Oneida, Brian Denny Jr., Oneida, Brandon Thomas,
Suamico, Bradley Thomas, Suamico, Josephine Metoxen, Grayslake, Ill.; Josh's
girlfriend, Kowa Gollnick; Paternal grandparents, Arlene and Peter King,
Seymour; Maternal grandparents, Arthur and Rita Webster, Oneida;
step-grandmother, Clara Denny; many aunts, uncles, cousins and one special
nephew, Jerome (Bear) Webster Jr.; his two special dogs, Zak and Shaq. He
was preceded in death by his grandfather, William Metoxen Jr.;
great-grandparents, William and Mary Metoxen, Hattie and James Schuyler, and
Arthur and Josephine Webster. Friends may call at Ryan Funeral Home, 305 N.
10th St., De Pere, from 4 to 9 p.m. Monday (today). Oneida Indian Singing will
begin at 6:30 p.m. with a Prayer Service at 7 p.m. Visitation will continue after 9
a.m. Tuesday at the Oneida United Methodist Church in Oneida until the time of
service. Funeral Services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Church with the
Rev. Charles Munson officiating. Burial to follow in the church cemetery.
Mrs. Lester J. (Marie) Pommier
Mrs. Lester J. (Marie) Pommier, 72, Sugar Bush, died Sunday morning, Jan. 23,
2000, at a Green Bay Nursing Home following a long, courageous battle with
cancer. She was born May 1, 1927, in the Town of Scott to the late Joseph and
Laura (Renier) Delveaux. On May 21, 1947, Marie married Lester Pommier at
St. Hubert Church, Sugar Bush. She was born and raised on the family farm in
Sugar Bush, where she lived all her life. For 17 years, Marie was employed at
Montgomery Ward Co., Green Bay. She also helped local tavern owners on a
part-time basis for many years. She was a lifetime member of her Parish Church
in Sugar Bush. Marie's enjoyments included cooking, travel, and playing cards.
Survivors include her husband, Lester; two children, Beverly and Gus Ruus,
Menominee, Mich., Judy and Tom Christoff, Green Bay; three grandchildren,
Renee Ruus, Brian Christoff and Stacy Christoff; many nieces, nephews and
cousins. She was preceded in death by one brother and three sisters-in-law,
Henry and Catherine Pommier, Josephine Pommier, and Julia La Cross. Friends
may call at McMAHON FUNERAL HOME, LUXEMBURG, 4 to 8 p.m.
Wednesday. Visitation continues after 9:30 a.m. Thursday at St. Thomas The
Apostle Church, Sugar Bush. Prayer Service 7 p.m. Wednesday. Funeral 10:30
a.m. Thursday at the Church with the Rev. Dean Dombroski officiating.
Entombment in 'The Wall of Honor' at Allouez Chapel Mausoleum.
The family would like to THANK Dr. Koch and Staff of Green Bay
Oncology, the Nurses of Third Floor Bellin Hospital, and the many friends
and neighbors of the 'Sugar Bush Community' for comfort and support
given to them during Marie's illness.
Janet Francois, 34, Green Bay died Saturday, Jan. 22, 2000. She was born June
25, 1965, in Cedar Falls, Iowa, to John Sickles and the late Mary (Blake)
Sickles. She was employed at Humana/Employers Health Insurance Co. She
married Roger Francois March 20, 1999, in Green Bay. Janet was a member of
First United Methodist Church. She is survived by her husband, Roger; two
daughters, Kelsey Weis and Klarrisa Weis, at home; her father, John Sickles,
Cedar Falls, Iowa; two brothers, Max (Crystal Logli) Sickles, Cedar Falls, Iowa,
Steve (Suzanne Gauch) Sickles, Denver, Colo.; one sister, Pam (Barry) Wells,
Santa Fe, N.M. Friends may call at Findeisen Greiser Funeral Home, 617 S.
Roosevelt St., after 4 p.m. Thursday. Visitation will continue after 10 a.m. Friday
at First United Methodist Church, 501 Howe St., with the funeral at 11 a.m., the
Rev. Karen Ebert officiating.
A memorial fund has been established.
Clifford A. Centen
Clifford A. Centen, 89, Green Bay passed away on Tuesday January 25, 2000 at
Manor Care East Nursing Home. Clifford was born on November 13, 1910 in
Green Bay the son of the late William and Antoinette (Joseph) Centen. Clifford
was a graduate of Green Bay East High School. On August 7, 1943 he married
the former Irene Quigley at Saint John the Evangelist Catholic Church and the
couple enjoyed over 56 years together. He worked for the Green Bay Welfare
Department for 7 years. Clifford was then elected City Clerk in Green Bay and
served for over 32 years, working under 9 Mayors. He was a member of the
Men's Garden Club. Clifford is survived by his wife Irene, his three daughters
Ann Deprey, Green Bay; Jean and David Burke, Allouez, Marnie (Mary E.)
Centen, Appleton; four grandchildren Nathan Deprey, Genna Deprey, Sarah
Burke, Allie Burke; three sisters Charlotte Peerenboom, Madison; Kathleen
(Lester) Kollman, Green Bay; JoAnn (Jack) Blair, Luxemberg; nieces, nephews,
a special friend Betty Morse, other relatives and friends. He was preceded in
death by four brothers Raphael, Winford, Robert, Donald; three sisters Florence
Morse, Lorraine Centen, Dorothy Centen, two brothers-in-law A.E. Morse,
Bruce Peerenboom. Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. on Thursday January 27,
2000 at Schauer & Schumacher Funeral Home 340 S. Monroe Avenue. Parish
Wake Service 7:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Visitation will continue after 9:30
a.m. on Friday January 28, 2000 at Saint Willebrord Catholic Church, 209 S.
Adams Street. Mass of Christian Burial 10:30 a.m. at the church with the Rev.
Kenneth J. DeGroot O.Praem. officiating. Entombment at Allouez Chapel
The family would like to offer a special thank you to the staffs of Manor
Care East Nursing Home and to Dr. Kenneth R, Kubsch for their loving
care and concern. Schauer & Schumacher Funeral Home (432-4841) is
assisting the family.
Helen V. (House) Vandenbush
Helen V. (House) Vandenbush, 70, Green Bay, died Tuesday afternoon, January
18, 2000 at a local hospital following a short illness. Born in Oconto on May 3,
1929 she was the daughter of the late John and Mary (Baenen) Vandenbush. She
married Frank House on November 26, 1949 at St. Francis Xavier Cathedral
Church. Helen was a member of St. Francis Xavier Cathedral Parish and
A.A.R.P. She was a very devoted mother who loved her children deeply. Helen
enjoyed the "fun bus," her music boxes (especially her angel ones), caring for her
birds and cooking. Survived by two daughters, Linda and Julie House both of
Green Bay; former spouse and good friend, Frank House of Green Bay; two
brothers and spouses, Ralph and Rosemary Vandenbush of Allouez, Henry
Vandenbush of Green Bay; one sister, Cora Van Donsel of Green Bay; one
sister-in-law, Laila Vandenbush of Green Bay; two half sisters, Sherry Kampo of
Woodruff; Rose Ann and Arnie Coel of Oconto; many nieces and nephews.
Preceded in death by her parents; twin daughters, Judith and Margaret House;
one son, Bruce House; one brother, Robert Vandenbush; one sister-in-law, Mae
Vandenbush; one brother-in-law, Donald Van Donsel. Friends may call at
MALCORE Funeral Home, University Avenue at Baird Street, from 4:00-8:00
p.m. Thursday. Friday visitation will continue at the funeral home until the time of
the funeral service. Funeral Friday 10:00 a.m. at the funeral home with Monsignor
Roy Klister officiating. Burial in Allouez Cemetery.
Special thanks to the staff, nurses and doctors of St. Vincent's Hospital 6th
floor Intensive Care Unit and Pastoral Care.
Irvin Morgan, 69, of 735 Elm St., De Pere, died happily at home Wednesday,
Jan. 19, 2000. Irvin was born in Langlade County, to the late Richard and
Martha (Bloomfield) Morgan. He married Nancy Martz on Nov. 3, 1957, in
Winchester, Va. Irvin was a member of Teamster Union #75 and worked with
Schneider Transport for 20 years. Survivors include his wife, Nancy; children,
Stephen Morgan, Denver, Richard Morgan, Lombard, Ill., Linda and Art
Hoffman, Gaylord, Mich., Sharon and Arnold Peters, Green Bay, Martha and
Bill Schott, Sobieski, Susan and Brad Mashl, Wayside, Gyla and James
Gustafson, De Pere, Connie Morgan, at home, and special child Mary Hamm;
grandchildren Mark and Renee Briggs, Detroit, Sandra Briggs, Manchester,
Minn., Stacy and Jeff Hoffman, Detroit, Rachael, Amanda and Samantha
Calaway and Carol Schott, Andrew Gay, Vernonica, Allysia and Matthew
Mashl, and Allen Gustafson; two great-grandchildren Calvin and Jordon Briggs;
brothers and sisters Robert and Dolly Morgan, Milwaukee, Raymond and Mary
Morgan, Little Chute, Beulah Tackett, Antigo, Nellie Flak, Elton, Wis., and
Gladys Eldridge, Jefferson, Ind. Many nieces and nephews also survive. He was
preceded by his parents, one brother, Chester Vernon Morgan; three sisters
Minnie Morgan, Ella Ferdon, Rose Larzlere, three brothers-in-law Stanley Flak,
Jim Tackett, Canada Eldridge, one sister-in-law Eva Morgan, and one grandson
Jason Briggs. Friends may call at Ryan Funeral Home, 305 N. 10th St., De Pere,
Friday from 3 to 7 p.m. Prayer service at 7 p.m.
Margaret Le Gault
Margaret Le Gault, 96, lifelong resident of Green Bay, died Tuesday, Jan. 18,
2000, at a local nursing home. Survivors include a daughter and two sons-in-law,
Patricia and Joseph Bode, California; Rollen Krueger, Pittsfield; nine
grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; many
step-grandchildren and step-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by
her husband, Kenneth, in 1980 and her daughter, Joyce Krueger, in 1999.
Private funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday at Blaney Funeral Home,
1521 Shawano Ave., with Deacon Robert Nooker officiating. Entombment will
be in Allouez Mausoleum.
Mrs. Earl (Geneva) LaCount
Mrs. Earl (Geneva) LaCount, 78, 402 14th St., died Sunday, January 23, 2000
at her home. She was born April 7, 1921 in Green Bay to the late George and
Ida (Petrin) Buck. She graduated from St. Joseph's Academy. On December 2,
1939, she married Earl LaCount, and he died November 29, 1961. Geneva had
been employed at Marquette Bakery and Holzer Drug, and later at the Brown
County Court House, retiring in 1986. She was a member of Nobel-Straubel
VFW Post 2037 Auxiliary, Eagles Auxiliary #401, and Salvation Army Womens
Home League. Survivors include one son, James LaCount and special friend,
Cathy Carter of Green Bay; one daughter and son-in-law, Barbara and Gerald
Leiterman of Denmark; ten grandchildren, Shawn, Jamie, Troy, Trini, and Shane
LaCount; Kevin (Denise) Leiterman; Chirs Leiterman; Anne (Dean) Chaloupka;
Amy (Kipp) Karakis; Alice (James) Bergelin; 16 great-grandchildren; and one
brother and sister-in-law, Phil and Gladys Buck of Green Bay. Friends may call
from 4-8 p.m. Tuesday at Lyndahl Funeral Home, Lombardi Ave. at Ridge Rd.,
Eagels Memorial Service 6 p.m., VFW Auxiliary Memorial Service at 6:30 p.m.;
Parish Wake Service at 7 p.m. Visitation continues after 10 a.m. at St. Patrick
Catholic Church. Funeral Mass at 11 a.m. with Msgr. Brian Coleman officiating.
Burial in Allouez Cemetery.
Delphine Lusardi Hill
Our mother, Delphine Lusardi Hill, 84, found peace Friday, January 7, 2000 at
her home. She was born the daughter of George and Clara (Major) Lusardi in
Rock, Mich., August 4, 1915, the eighth of eleven children. In 1940, she married
Arthur W. Hill who preceded her in death on February 2nd, six years ago.
Delphine graduated from the Northern Michigan University School of Practical
Nursing in September 1957 and was employed at St. Mary's Hospital and
Marquette General Hospital, from which she retired. She was a devoted wife,
mother and sister all of her life and spent many retirement years caring for her ill
husband, Arthur, and sisters Mae and Margie. She leaves two daughters: Betty
Hill Bellmore (Howard) of Negaunee who has also been her devoted helper, and
their son Michael (Kathy) of St. Peters, Mo. and Sandy Hill Culver (Harry) of
Green Bay, Wis. and their three children, Kevin of Milwaukee, Wis., David of Ft.
Lauderdale, Fla. and Janice of Edwardsville, Ill. Funeral services were held at
6:00 p.m. Sunday, January 9, 2000 in the Swanson-Lundquist Funeral Home
with Rev. Nancy Amacher of Messiah Lutheran Church officiating.
Kenneth J. 'Cal' Calaway
Kenneth J., 'Cal' Calaway, 67, 887 Velp Avenue, Green Bay, died Wednesday,
January 19, 2000 at home. The son of the late Felix and Mamie (Vande Hei)
Calaway was born March 9, 1932 in De Pere. Cal drove cement truck for
Murphy Concrete Co. for many years. He enjoyed the outdoors and hunting.
Survivors include his children and grandchildren, Lin Calaway, Corpus Christi,
Texas; Kathy and Tim Vanden Heuvel and their children, Jacki and Elizabeth,
Oneida; Gary Calaway, Tim Calaway, Chris and Diane Calaway and their
children, Brian, Amy, and Joshua, all of Green Bay; his special friends and
companion, Dolores Calaway, Green Bay; his brothers, sisters, and their
spouses, Jerome and Marge Calaway, De Pere; Genevieve and Donald Quinette,
De Pere; Irma and Robert Ulman, Seymour; Kathy Calaway Wilmet, De Pere;
Ronald and Barb Calaway, Farland; Paul and Nancy Calaway, De Pere. Ken
was preceded in death by his parents, Felix and Mamie Calaway, and three
brothers, Harold, Joseph, and Cornelius (Neil). Friends may call at Ryan Funeral
Home, 305 N. Tenth St., De Pere after 10:00 a.m. Saturday until time of service.
Funeral Service will be conducted at 1:00 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.
Joseph C. Michell
Joseph C. Michell, 70, 1261 Mather St., died Monday, January 17, 2000 at a
local hospital. He was born September 8, 1929, in Ishpeming, Mich., to the late
Arthur and Flora Michell. On July 15, 1950 he married Angeline Bertino in
Negaunee, Mich. In 1956, Mr. and Mrs. Michell moved to Green Bay. Mr.
Michell had been employed at Morley Murphy Co. for many years. Mr. and
Mrs. Michell were charter members of St. Jude Parish. Survivors include his wife,
Angeline; five children and their spouses, Therese and Edward Villiesse, Green
Bay; Joseph P. and Laurel Michell, Ashwaubenon; Paulette and Paul Oshefsky,
Howard; Michael J. and Jean Michell, Ashwaubenon; Steven J. Michell, Green
Bay; 12 grandchildren, Andrew and Amanda Villiesse, Megan and Abby Michell,
Angela, Alyssa and Paul Oshefsky, Stephanie and Dylan Michell, Victoria,
Ashley and Ericka Michell; his mother-in-law, Teresa Bertino; two brothers and a
sister-in-law, Edward and Barbara Michell, Hawaii; Robert Michell, Ishpeming,
Mich.; and a sister, Jan Hupp, Kenosha; and nieces and nephews. Friends may
call at Blaney Funeral Home, 1521 Shawano Ave., from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday.
The funeral will be at 7 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home, with Ann Froelich
officiating. Entombment will be at Fort Howard Memorial Park.
The Michell family would like to express their gratitude to the staff of the
Royce C. Lin Dialysis Center and to the staff of 9th Floor of St. Vincent
Hospital for their care of Joseph during his illness.
Sylvia Levine, age 85, of Madison/Green Bay, passed away on January 10,
2000. She was born in Marinette on April 24, 1914, the youngest of six children
of Samuel and Esther (Berman) Cohen. In 1940 she married Meyer Levine of
Oconto Falls. They resided in Green Bay for 45 years, before moving to
Madison. Sylvia lived her life for her children, and any other children who crossed
her path. She knew all the important things a mother has to know. She could sew,
knit, and darn. She knew how to repair the broken laces on a football and sew a
sponge into the padding of a worn baseball mitt. Sylvia made the best baked
chicken, and she brought us 7-Up and chipped ice when we were sick. She was
a nursery school teacher, a Sunday School teacher, a Cub Scout den mother, and
she worked outside the home so her children could attend college. She
weathered the many storms that life presented by singing. She loved to sing,
especially while washing dishes at the kitchen sink. Her favorite song was, You
Are My Sunshine. Sylvia is survived by two children, Marcia Levine of Boynton
Beach, Florida, and Steven Levine of Middleton. She was preceded in death by
her husband of 49 years, Meyer; and two infant sons, Jerold and Stewart Levine.
The funeral service will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, January 14, 2000, at
Fitch Lawrence Sanfillippo Cress Funeral Home, 6201 University Avenue,
Madison, with Rabbi Kenneth Katz officiating. Burial will follow at Forest Hill
We will love you and remember you always. Bortz and Mouse. You are my
sunshine, my only sunshine. You make me happy when skies are gray. You'll
never know dear, how much I love you. Please don't take my sunshine
away. Fitch Lawrence Sanfillippo Cress Funeral and Cremation Service,
Mitchell Echikovitz, 87, a Green Bay resident, died Wednesday, January 12,
2000, at a local nursing home. Mitch was born April 3, 1912 in Duluth, Minn., to
the late Joseph and Sarah Echikovitz. In 1932, he graduated from the Wisconsin
School for the Deaf in Delavan, Wis. On October 13, 1934, he married Sophie
Mesojedec. He was employed at G. Barr Company in Chicago, Ill. for 31 years.
When he retired, they moved to Green Lake, Wis. and then to Green Bay in
1993. Mitch loved fishing, gardening and bowling throughout his entire life. He
entered the Great Lakes Deaf Bowlers Association Hall of Fame in 1995. Mitch
was a member of the Green Bay Deaf Club since 1994. Survivors include his
beloved wife of 65 years, Sophie; a sister and brother-in-law, Lillian and Sam
Gould, Sun City, Ariz.; three nephews and a niece. He was preceded in death by
his brother, Eddie; and two nephews. Friends may call at Blaney Funeral Home,
1521 Shawano Ave., from 4 until 7 p.m. Friday. The funeral service will be at 10
a.m. Saturday at the chapel of the Shrine of the Good Shepherd Mausoleum, with
the Rev. Ron Belitz officiating.
Lorayne 'Shadow' Denis
Lorayne 'Shadow' Denis, 76, of 726 Pine Street, De Pere, died Sunday January
16, 2000 at a local hospital. The daughter of the late Harry and Elsie
(Routhieaux) Hussin was born June 25, 1923 in Green Bay. Lorayne had been a
longtime employee of Moore Business Forms, retiring in 1984. Survivors include
two sons, Wayne Denis, West Virginia, and Dale Denis, Dallas, Texas; three
grandchildren, Ann Marie, Christy Lynn, and Paula Kaye; one sister, Audrey
Moens, and many special friends. She was preceded in death by one son, David,
and one sister, Evelyn. Friends may call at Ryan Funeral Home, 305 North Tenth
Street from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. Tuesday (today) and after noon on Wednesday.
Funeral Service will be held at 1:00 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home, with
the Rev. Karen Ebert officiating. Burial to follow in Allouez Cemetery.
Katchen Emma Knuth Brettner (Katie)
Katchen Emma Knuth Brettner (Katie) went to heaven January 10, 2000. She
was a resident of Odd Fellow Rebekah Home for the past three years. Born on
December 19, 1902 in Hamburg, Germany, Katie immigrated to the U.S. when
she was 20 years old. Not knowing the English language and alone, Katie
traveled the great Atlantic. She helped the people on board that were sick and
was marveled by everyone. When she reached Ellis Island and passed the
physical exam, Katie was name tagged and put onto a train for Chicago. After
three years she met and married Gustave B. Brettner who preceded her in death
in 1990. They were married 65 years. Katie learned to read and write the English
language (self-taught) and was active as school lunch room manager for the
Chicago Board of Education. Katie was a very strong willed woman who had a
strong constitution in life. She loved nursing the sick. She has left behind her two
beloved children; Richard W. Brettner of Texas and daughter Ruth Brettner
Roffers of Wrightstown and her loving son-in-law Richard Roffers Sr. Katie had
eight grandchildren, 19 great grandchildren and one great great grandchild who
she dearly admired, her nephews Ken and Ron Lindeman, both of Green Bay, as
well as two sisters and one brother still living in Germany. Friends may call at
Cotter Funeral Home, 860 N. Webster Avenue, De Pere, Wednesday from 4-8
p.m. The visitation will continue after 10:00 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home
until the time of service. Funeral Service Thursday 11:00 a.m. with the Rev.
Leroy T. Remmers officiating. Entombment at Allouez Chapel Mausoleum.
In lieu of flowers or other expressions of sympathy a memorial has been
established in her name. Special thanks to Dr. Bruce Fenster and the staff of
Odd Fellows and a special thank you to granddaughter Susan Peters of
Oneida. We will miss you dear mother. I know in my heart you surely will go
to heaven and join our dad and all the family.
Gerald 'Gerry' B. Schweiner
Gerald 'Gerry' B. Schweiner, 71, Green Bay, passed away peacefully Friday,
Jan. 7, 2000. He was born on March 31, 1928, to the late Matthew and Anna
(Kozlik) Schweiner in Kewaunee County. Gerry married the former Laverne
DeByl on June 26, 1954, at St. Mary's Church in De Pere. Gerry served in the
U.S. Naval Reserves. He was a salesman most of his life, retiring from Agri-View
three years ago. Gerry was a volunteer at Bellin Hospital, a member of the Green
Bay Coast Guard Auxiliary and the Woodside men's club. He loved golf,
woodworking and gardening. Survivors include his wife, Laverne; six children,
Rob (Linda), Green Bay, Dave (Linda), Green Bay, Jeff (Linda), Eau Claire,
Greg, Downers Grove, Ill., Dan (Lisa), Green Bay, Marie (John) Smith, Green
Bay; eight grandchildren, Eric, Alex, Tessa, Erika, Ashley, Justin, Stacey and
Rachel; two sisters and brothers-in-law, Marcella (Edgar) Dellemann, Maribel,
Laverne (Dana) Sisel, Manitowoc; two brothers and one sister-in-law, Matt
(Marie), Denmark, and Norbert, Green Bay. His parents preceded him in death.
Friends may call at Proko-Wall Funeral Home, 1630 E. Mason St., from 4 to 8
p.m. Monday (today) and after 9:30 a.m. Tuesday and St. Francis Xavier
Cathedral, corner of Monroe and Doty streets, until the time of funeral. Wake
service 7 p.m. Monday. Mass of Christian Burial 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at the
church with Father Peter Klauck officiating. Entombment in the Shrine of the
Good Shepherd Mausoleum.
Gerry will be sadly missed by his family and friends.
Gerald 'Jerry' Dantoin
Gerald 'Jerry' Dantoin, 62, 2493 Pecan St., Green Bay, died unexpectedly
Thursday, January 6, 2000 at a local hospital. The son of the late Xavier and
Adeline (Schmechel) Dantoin was born October 7, 1937. Jerry married the
former Carol O'Donnell on August 9, 1958 at St. Phillip Church, Green Bay. He
was a concrete inspector with the State of Wisconsin for 40 years, retiring in
1997. Jerry's hobbies included deer hunting, fishing, horseshoes, and playing
pool. Mostly he enjoyed spending time with family, his grandchildren, his dog
Missy, and time at his new cabin up north. He will be sadly missed by all.
Survivors include his wife, Carol; children and spouses Brenda and Dan Brennan,
De Pere, Sheila and Dan Anderson, Bellevue, Scott and Robyn Dantoin, Green
Bay, Doug Dantoin, Green Bay; grandchildren, Ryan, Kayla and Sydne; brothers
and sisters, Donald and Donna Dantoin, Green Bay, Nancy Clapper, Waunakee,
Sandy and Gary Murphy, De Pere, Dennis and Mary Sue Dantoin, De Pere;
sister-in-law Elaine Dantoin; special friends Richard and Pat Schadrie, Green
Bay; brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nieces and nephews. He was preceded in
death by his parents, a son James, a daughter Lisa, and a brother Kenneth, Sr.
Friends and relatives may call at Ryan Funeral Home, 305 N. Tenth St., De Pere
on Sunday from 4-8 p.m. Parish Wake Service at 5 p.m. Visitation will continue
on Monday from 9-10 a.m. at ST. Bernard Church, Green Bay. Mass of
Christian Burial at 10 a.m. at the church with Fr. Jerome Pastors officiating. Burial
in Allouez Cemetery. Gerald "Jerry" Dantoin, 62, 2493 Pecan St., Green Bay,
died unexpectedly Thursday, January 6, 2000 at a local hospital. The son of the
late Xavier and Adeline (Schmechel) Dantoin was born October 7, 1937. Jerry
married the former Carol O'Donnell on August 9, 1958 at St. Phillip Church,
Green Bay. He was a concrete inspector with the State of Wisconsin for 40
years, retiring in 1997. Jerry's hobbies included deer hunting, fishing, horseshoes,
and playing pool. Mostly he enjoyed spending time with family, his grandchildren,
his dog Missy, and time at his new cabin up north. He will be sadly missed by all.
Survivors include his wife, Carol; children and spouses Brenda and Dan Brennan,
De Pere, Sheila and Dan Anderson, Bellevue, Scott and Robyn Dantoin, Green
Bay, Doug Dantoin, Green Bay; grandchildren, Ryan, Kayla and Sydne; brothers
and sisters, Donald and Donna Dantoin, Green Bay, Nancy Clapper, Waunakee,
Sandy and Gary Murphy, De Pere, Dennis and Mary Sue Dantoin, De Pere;
sister-in-law Elaine Dantoin; special friends Richard and Pat Schadrie, Green
Bay; brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nieces and nephews. He was preceded in
death by his parents, a son James, a daughter Lisa, and a brother Kenneth, Sr.
Friends and relatives may call at Ryan Funeral Home, 305 N. Tenth St., De Pere
on Sunday from 4-8 p.m. Parish Wake Service at 5 p.m. Visitation will continue
on Monday from 9-10 a.m. at ST. Bernard Church, Green Bay. Mass of
Christian Burial at 10 a.m. at the church with Fr. Jerome Pastors officiating. Burial
in Allouez Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund and been established. Jerry's family
extends special thanks to the Green Bay Rescue Squad and the staff at St.
Mearl Vander Bloomen
Mearl Vander Bloomen, 84, of 318 Fourth St., De Pere, passed away on
Saturday, Dec. 18, 1999. The son of the late Henry and Petronella (Aerts)
Vander Bloomen was born on Aug. 11, 1915. On Nov. 26, 1949, he married
Marie Le Mere, at the Annunciation Church in Green Bay. Mearl worked for
more than 21 years as a correctional officer at the Green Bay Correctional
Institution, where he retired in 1974. Mearl owned and operated the Ace High
Bar in De Pere where he showed his love of music by entertaining with his Aunt
Aggie Otis. Mearl started to play music for dances with the accordion when he
was 12 years old. Music has dominated 72 years bringing both joy and extra
cash. He played for many wedding dances, showers and banquets. Mearl was
one of the original stockholders of the Green Bay Packers since 1950. He was an
avid Packers fan and enjoyed going to the games, and he enjoyed hunting, fishing
and also raising beagle dogs. Mearl has owned and operated Mearl's Tree Farm
on Fernando Road in De Pere for the last 10 years. Survivors include his loving
and devoted wife, Marie; two daughters and two sons-in-law, Mary and Lester
North, Pound, and Bonnie and Jeffery Des Jardins, Suamico, and seven
grandchildren, Peter, Joseph, Michael and Ashley North, Brianne, Kaitlyn and
Jacob Des Jardins; many nieces and nephews; one brother and sister-in-law, Carl
and Lillamae Vander Bloomen; five brothers-in-law, Bob Schaut, Grover Le
Mere, Steve (Barb) Le Mere, Jerry (Gerry) Le Mere and Lloyd (Jody) Le Mere;
two sisters-in-law, Kathleen Vander Bloomen and Madeline Reimer. He was
preceded in death by his parents, four brothers and three sisters. Relatives and
friends may call at the Ryan Funeral Home, 305 N. 10th St., De Pere, between 3
and 7 p.m. today (Monday). The prayer service will begin at 5 p.m. Visitation will
continue at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church from 9:30 until 10:30 a.m.
Tuesday. Funeral at 10:30 a.m. with the Rev. Jim Baraniak O.Praem. officiating.
The burial will follow at Mt. Calvary Cemetery.
Special thank you to Unity Hospice for all their care and concern.
Frances 'Fran' Van Vonderen
Frances 'Fran' Van Vonderen, 96, a lifelong De Pere resident, passed away Jan.
1, 2000, at a local nursing home. The daughter of John and Emma (Smet) Van
Vonderen was born May 18, 1903, in the Town of Rockland. Fran worked as a
Legal Secretary for Smith, Smith, and Roels law firm in De Pere. She was a
member of St. Mary Catholic Community in De Pere and its Altar Rosary
Society. Fran was also a member of the Catholic Women's Club, the De Pere
Women's Club, and she was the first honorary member of the Brown County
Legal Secretary's Club. Fran is survived by many nieces, nephews, great-nieces
and great-nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, five brothers and
six sisters. Friends may call from 10 to 11 a.m. Monday (today) at St. Mary
Catholic Community, Pope John XXIII Circle off Sportsman Drive, Town of
Ledgeview. Mass of Christian Burial 11 a.m. Monday at the church with the Rev.
Donald Marquardt officiating. Burial in Mt. Olivet Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund has been established in Frances' name
for St. Mary Catholic Community in De Pere. The family extends a special
thank you to the staff at Rennes Health Center for all of their care, kindness
and compassion shown to Fran. The family also would like to thank Dr.
Lynn Budzak, Fran's friend and doctor.
Mrs. Kenneth (Gladys) Thyes
Mrs. Kenneth (Gladys) Thyes, 83, Green Bay, passed away peacefully
Wednesday afternoon, December 29, 1999 with her family be her side. Born in
the former Town of Preble on July 14, 1916 she was the daughter of the late
Henry and Lucille (Verheyden) Phillips. She married Kenneth J. Thyes on August
17, 1935 at Sts. Peter & Paul Parish. He preceded her in death November 8,
1982. Gladys enjoyed dancing, dining out, playing bingo and the slot machines at
the casino, crossword puzzles, reading syndicated magazines, playing cards, and
especially times spent with her family. Gladys is survived by her three daughters
and their spouses: Janice and Robert Nockerts of Crivitz, Judi and Bob Hyska of
Howard, Jean and Paul Bach of New Franken; six grandchildren: Steve (Bonnie)
Nockerts, Kelly Tsai, Bryan (Melissa) Hyska, Bethani Hyska and fiance Adam
Thibodeau, Tracy (Jim) Frump, Michelle Gonion and special friend Tim
Roskams; seven great grandchildren: Brett and Alex Nockerts, Ashley Novitski,
Jacob La Fave, Kaitlyn, Ryan and Austin Frump; one sister, Doris De Namur of
Green Bay; one brother-in-law, Francis Lee of Green Bay; one sister-in-law,
Margaret Bai of De Pere; many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death
by her husband, Kenneth; one brother, Harven Phillips; two sisters: Edna
Spreutels and Barbara Lee. Friends may call at MALCORE Funeral Home,
University Avenue at Baird Street, from 4:00-9:00p.m. Sunday and prior to the
funeral on Monday. Parish wake service 7:00p.m. Sunday. Monday visitation will
continue at the funeral home prior to the funeral in church. Funeral Monday
11:00a.m. at Sts. Peter and Paul Parish with Rev. Thomas Farrell officiating.
Burial in Allouez Catholic Cemetery.
Special thanks to all the people who have helped take care of our mother
these past few years. Your kindness has been greatly appreciated.
Darlene Putnam, 53, of 1005 Shawano Ave., died Saturday, Dec. 18, 1999, at
Theda Clark Medical Center in Neenah. She was born June 30, 1946, in Green
Bay to the late Orville and Pearl (Andre) Hager. On May 25, 1963, she married
Dan Putnam. Darlene had been employed at Sears, Fort Howard Paper
Company and Heriff Jones. She was also an active member of St. Patrick Parish.
She is survived by her husband, Dan; two sons, Dan Putnam Jr. and his special
friend Robin Jones of Denver, Rick Putnam and his fiancée Chantel De Moulin of
Denmark; two grandchildren, Justin Putnam and Nicholas De Moulin; two
brothers and sisters-in-law, Ron and Yvonne Hager of Howard; Ken and Pat
Hager, Green Bay; two stepbrothers and their wives, Denny and Vi Johnson,
David and Dorothy Johnson, all of Green Bay; her Aunt Eleanor, and many
nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents and her
stepfather, Carl Johnson. Friends may call at Blaney Funeral Home, 1521
Shawano Ave., from 4 until 8 p.m. Tuesday. There will be a Parish Wake
Service at 7 p.m. Tuesday. Friends may also call from 10 to 11 a.m. Wednesday
at St. Patrick Church, 211 N. Maple Ave. The Mass of Christian Burial will be at
11 a.m. Wednesday at the church with Msgr. Brian Coleman officiating.
Entombment will be in Allouez Catholic Mausoleum.
Darlene's family would like to extend a special thank you to Dr. Bayer and
the staff of Green Bay Oncology, Dr. Saphner, Dr. Jordan, Dr. Hornick, and
the staff of Theda Clark Medical Center and the ER staff of St. Vincent
Hospital for their care and support.
Russell A. Drews
Russell A. Drews, 79, Green Bay, died Saturday afternoon, Dec. 18, 1999, at a
local nursing home. Born in North Chase on Feb. 25, 1920, he was the son of
the late Arthur and Ethel (Tate) Drews. He married the former Esther Renier on
June 22, 1940, at Robinsonville Presbyterian Church. Russ founded Bay Heating
Service in Green Bay in 1949. He was a hard-working, dedicated man who
devoted his time, day and night, to his family and his business. He retired in July
1989 and then worked for his son, Dann, at Bay Heating until April 1993. Russ
enjoyed meeting with his buddies over coffee, fishing, snowmobiling and times
spent with his family. He was a long-standing member of Robinsonville
Presbyterian Church. He is survived by his wife, Esther; three children and
spouses, Donna and James Wiggins of Tennessee, Darlene and Randy Rybicki of
Green Bay, Dann and Kathy Drews from the town of Scott; eight grandchildren,
Jacqueline (Sam) Royse, Vern Wiggins, Paul (Julie) Wiggins, Josephine Wiggins,
Brenda (Kevin) Burt, Pamela (Ken Moody) Drews, David Drews, and Kaihla
Drews; three great-grandchildren, Drews Royse, Ryan Wiggins and Cearra Burt;
three sisters, Naomi and Norbert Ama of Green Bay, Faye and Harold Klipstine
of De Pere, Dolores (Dode) and Peter Vogels of De Pere; many nieces and
nephews; brothers-in-law and sisters-in law Arlene Smith of California, Renie and
Carel Frisque, Betty and Willard Charles, Betty Renier, all from the town of
Scott. He was preceded in death by his parents; one sister, Carol Klipstine; and
one brother-in-law, Russ Renier. Friends may call at Malcore Funeral Home,
University Avenue at Baird Street, from 2 p.m. Tuesday until the time of the
funeral service. Funeral services 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home with
Pastor Dennis Foemmel officiating. Entombment in Nicolet Memorial Gardens.
A memorial fund has been established at the funeral home in his memory.
Mrs. James (Mary) Tyczkowski
Mrs. James (Mary) Tyczkowski, 30, 716 No. Chestnut Street, Green Bay, died
Tuesday morning, December 21, 1999 at home, following a long illness. Mary
was born August 1, 1969 in Green Bay. On December 7, 1999, she married
James Tyczkowski in Green Bay. Survivors include her husband, James; two
children, Megan Garrity, and Glenn Garrity, Jr.; six sisters, Connie, Tracey,
Wanda, Cindy, Connie, Stacey; two brothers, Danny and Danny, her
grandmother, Delia Denny, nieces and nephews. Friends may call at Ryan
Funeral Home, 305 No. 10 Street, De Pere, from noon to 2:00 p.m. Thursday
(TODAY). Funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m. today at the funeral home,
with the Rev. Steven Fewell officiating. Burial to follow in the Church of Christ
Trudell (Daowonock) Steffes
The Great Holy One took His daughter, Trudell (Daowonock) Steffes, 89, of
Oneida, home on Wednesday, December 22, 1999. The former Trudi Metoxen
was born February 10, 1910 in Oneida and was the daughter of the late Joshua
and Lavinia (Elm) Metoxen. She married Edward A. Steffes, and he preceded
her in death. Trudi was a kind, accepting female warrior who touched the lives
and spirits of many people. She shared her strength, courage, and wisdom
selflessly. A woman proud of her Oneida heritage, Trudi welcomed all cultures
into her heart. She enjoyed the strengths and shared the hope of all peoples. A
highlight of her later years was being a foster grandmother at the Buffalo Room at
the Daycare Center in Oneida. Trudi is loved by and will be missed by her two
children, Doris O'Brien, and Edward Steffes and Gloria Bunker-Steffes;
grandchildren, Daniel, David, Bruce, Raymond, James, William, Victor, and Kim;
great-grandchildren, Shannon, Daniel, Jr., Jessica, Joshua, Justin, Shanna, Bryan,
Katrina, Zachary, Tommy, Michael, and Meghan; great-great-grandchildren,
Alex, Arianna and Ryan; nieces and nephews, Donna Elm, Deanna Hafeman
(Don), Doris Wiegert, Dale Elm (Karen), the Summers family in Oneida, and her
many friends. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, two sisters,
Olive Elm, Mildred Summers, one brother, Victor Metoxen. Friends may call at
Ryan Funeral Home, 305 North Tenth Street, De Pere, from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m.
Sunday. Oneida Indian Singing will begin at 6:30 p.m. Sunday. Prayer service will
be held at 7:00 p.m. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Monday at the
funeral home with Bob Brown officiating. The ceremony to release Trudi's
cremains to the waters of Mother Earth will be held after the spring thaw.
Mrs. Norbert Muriel (Cunningham) Smits
Mrs. Norbert Muriel (Cunningham) Smits, Green Bay, passed away at a local
nursing home on December 18, 1999. Muriel was born on October 8, 1908 to
the late James Patrick Cunningham and Emma Louise Brehme, in Green Bay. She
married Mr. Norbert J. Smits on August 7, 1928, in Green Bay, he preceded her
in death in September of 1980. Muriel is survived by one daughter and
son-in-law, Emmy Lou (Darrell) Coppersmith, Green Bay; three granddaughters:
Kim Coppersmith, Kay (David) Picard, De Pere, Kelly (Kevin) Schormebeck,
Casco; one sister-in-law, Ceil Glesner, Green Bay; nine great grandchildren, four
great-great grandchildren. Muriel is preceded in death by her husband Norbert J.
Smits. Friends may call from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday,
December 22, 1999 at St. Francis Xavier, 220 S. Michigan St., De Pere. Mass
of Christian Burial at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. V. Anthony Dolski officiating. Schauer
& Schumacher (432-4841) is assisting the family.
The family would like to extend a special Thank You to the Santa Maria
Nursing Home for their loving care of Muriel.
Miss Lucille Cox
Miss Lucille Cox, 91, formerly of Milwaukee, died Thursday, Dec. 16, 1999, at
a Green Bay hospital. She was born Dec. 3, 1908, in Marinette and lived in
Milwaukee for 52 years until moving to Green Bay. She is survived by her
grand-nephews and grand-nieces, Mike and Annette Aubinger, Green Bay, and
Gregory Aubinger, Minneapolis; and a nephew and niece, John Cox and Jody
Cox of California. Friends may call at Nativity of Our Lord Catholic Church,
2270 S. Oneida St., Ashwaubenon, from 11 a.m. to noon Saturday. Mass of
Christian burial will be celebrated at noon Saturday at the church with the Rev.
James Hablewitz officiating. Burial will be in the Forest Home Cemetery,
Milwaukee. Blaney Funeral Home is assisting the family.
Donald McFarlane, age 72, of Green Bay, passed away at home on December
20, 1999 after a courageous battle with cancer. Don was born July 2, 1927 in
Menominee, Michigan to Alec and Helen (McKenzie) McFarlane. He was
married to Patricia Ryan at the First United Methodist Church in December
28,1952. Don graduated from Menominee High School and Western Michigan
University with a degree in vocal music and English. He also earned a Master's
Degree at Western Michigan University. Don taught vocal music in North
Chicago, a suburb of Waukegan, Illinois, Highland Park, Illinois and Green Bay,
Wisconsin for 30 years. He was the choir director at the First United Methodist
Church in Menominee and Calvary Lutheran Church and St. Paul's United
Methodist Church in Green Bay. Don performed in summer Music Theater at St.
Norbert's College and directed a barbershop chorus and various vocal groups in
Menominee, Green Bay and Seneca, South Carolina. He also taught vocal music
at West High School for 25 years. He served his country in the US Army during
the Korean War and was a life member of the Disabled American Veterans. Don
was also a member of the Green Bay Education Association, the Wisconsin
Retired Educators' Association, Music Education's National Conference,
American Choral Directors Association and American Bowling Congress. He
was vice-president of the Green Bay Civic Music Association for many years.
Don was a lifelong Packer backer and Chicago Cub fan. His favorite hobby was
bowling and he also enjoyed crossword and jigsaw puzzles, constructing model
trains and traveling. He is survived by his wife, Patricia McFarlane of Green Bay;
a daughter, Diane (Frank) Owens of Seneca; a son, Scott (Cori) McFarlane of
Green Bay; two grandchildren, Shauna and Alex McFarlane; a brother-in-law, F.
Bayne Weeks of Menominee; nieces, nephews and cousins. He was preceded in
death by his parents; a sister, Helen (F.Bayne) Weeks and a half-sister, Flora
(William) Lorenz. There will be no visitation or service. MALCORE FUNERAL
HOME, Green Bay and CADIEU FUNERAL HOME, Menominee are assisting
The family wishes to extend a special thank you to a dear friend, Loren
Dausey of Menominee. Don and his family also wish to thank Unity Hospice
for their time and care. Memorials may be sent to Unity Hospice, P.O. Box
28345, Green Bay, Wisconsin 54324-9947. Don's favorite quotation: "So
many gods, so many creeds, So many paths that wind and wind, When just
the art of being kind is all this sad world needs."
Mrs. Christ (Josephine) Kleuskens
Mrs. Christ (Josephine) Kleuskens, 103, of De Pere, died Monday evening,
December 20, 1999 at a local nursing home. The daughter of the late Peter and
Caroline (Berendt) Sausen was born December 6, 1896 in the Town of
Lawrence. On November 29, 1921, she married Christ Kleuskens at St.
Boniface Catholic Church. She and her husband farmed in the Town of Lawrence
prior to retirement in 1960. They then moved into De Pere. Mr. Kleuskens
preceded Josephine in death on December 7, 1970. She loved gardening and
playing cards and going for Sunday picnic rides with Trace and John. Josephine
was a loving and caring mother and grandmother who was happiest when she
was able to share her life and her things with others. Survivors include one
daughter and son-in-law, Delores and Marvin Leininger, one daughter-in-law,
Mrs. John (Mary) Kleuskens, one sister-in-law, Mary Sausen, 17 grandchildren,
Judy Vanevenhoven, Dan Kleuskens, Diane Baumgart, Bonnie Van Handel,
Dave Kleuskens, Ruth Miller, Cindy Kolbeck, Jim Kleuskens, John Kleuskens,
Jo Ann Krueger, David Van Der Heyden, Jerome Van Der Heyden, Douglas
Van Der Heyden, Sue Treml, Cathy Leininger, Joe Leininger, Paul Leininger, 31
great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by one son, John Kleuskens,
one daughter, Marie Van Der Heyden, one son-in-law, Alex Van Der Heyden;
seven sisters, Emma Hock, Louise Hendricks, Clara Linders, Ann Vande Hei,
Tillie Bushmaker, Irene Boerschinger, Christine Boerschinger, two brothers,
William and Henry Sausen. Friends may call at Ryan Funeral Home, 305 North
Tenth Street, De Pere from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. Thursday. Parish prayer service
will be conducted at 7:00 p.m. Visitation will continue after 9:00 a.m. Friday at
Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, Suburban Drive at Lourdes Avenue, De
Pere, until time of service. Mass of Resurrection will be celebrated at 10:00 a.m.
Friday at the Church with the Rev. Conrad Kratz, O. Praem., officiating. Burial in
Mt. Calvary Cemetery.
The family extends a special thank you to the Brown County Health Center
for all of their love and concern. They are the best.
Edward R. Geach
Edward R. Geach, 82, Green Bay, passed away on Saturday, December 18,
1999 after a long battle with Parkinson's Disease. Edward was born on August
16, 1917 to John and Florence Geach in Hurley, Wis. and lived in Green Bay
area since 1961. Edward graduated from Hurley High School. He married the
former Elizabeth (Betty) Bauer in 1939. He worked in an Iron Ore Mine (Cary)
for 5 years. He started his insurance career with Prudential Insurance on
February 1, 1949 and was promoted to Sales Manager at Escanaba in 1954;
promoted to Training Manager in 1957; promoted to Regional Manager in 1957;
promoted to District Manager in Beloit 1958, and transferred to Green Bay in
1961 and worked there until retirement on January 15, 1982. He served as
President of Green Bay Lions Club; President of General Agents/Managers
Association. He was a member of Resurrection Catholic Church in Allouez.
Survivors include his wife, Elizabeth (Betty); three daughters, Jacklyn (Jackie)
and Joe McCormack, Grafton, Wis., Barbara (Bobbie) Geach, Apex. N.C.,
Diane (Donnie) and Gary Gotzion, De Forest, Wis.; six grandchildren, Joseph
McCormack, Madison, Wis., Lisa Bettner, Chapel Hill, N.C., Toni and Craig
Norwich, De Forest, Wis., Susie and Jim Ruzecki Morris, Ill., Tim and Kim
Gotzion, Windsor, Wis., Tim McCormack, Portland, Ore.; four
great-grandchildren, Dak, Caz, Jennifer and Clay; one sister, Dorothy and Dr.
Keith Foster, Mandan, N.D. Preceded in death by his parents; one sister, Loretta
and one brother, John and other nieces and nephews. Friends may call at
Resurrection Catholic Church, 333 Hilltop Dr., in Allouez on Wednesday,
December 22, 1999, from 9:30 a.m. until the time of the mass. Mass of Christian
Burial will be at 10:30 a.m. with the Rev. Paul Demuth, officiating. Entombment
will be at Allouez Chapel Mausoleum. Cotter Funeral Home of De Pere,
920-336-8702 is assisting the family with the arrangements.
Gifts may be made to Midwest Parkinson's Association, St. Joseph Hospital,
3070 N. 51st St. Milwaukee Wis., 53210-1688.
Carrie A. Eledge
Carrie A. Eledge, 96, Green Bay, died Wednesday, December 15, 1999 at a
local nursing home. She was born on July 18, 1903 to the late Harvey and
Elizabeth (Tipton) West in Georgetown, Delaware. She is survived by her
daughter and son-in-law, Joyce and George Williams, Green Bay; three
granddaughters and two grandsons-in-law, Leslie and Jerry Squiers, Washington,
Maine, Lisa and Chris Greene, Knoxville, Tenn. and Sandra Shuster, Washington
D.C.; three great grandchildren Hanna Greene, Zach Greene and McKenna
Squiers. Private services were held with her family. Lyndahl Funeral Home is
assisting the family with arrangements.
Mrs. Ed (Florine) Cleary
Mrs. Ed (Florine) Cleary, 86, De Pere, died Saturday, December 18, 1999 at a
local nursing home. The daughter of the late Frank and Ruth (Nelson) Brockman
was born February 15, 1913 in Republic, Michigan. She was a graduate of
Republic High School and moved to De Pere in 1929. Flossie was a long time
member of St. Francis Catholic Church in De Pere. Survivors include one sister
and brother-in-law, Charlotte and Ross Meade, De Pere; sisters-in-law, Delores
and Ken Lindley, Green Bay, Blanche Cleary, De Pere, brother-in-law, Vic and
Alice Cleary, Menasha; nieces and nephews, David Meade, De Pere, Marilyn
Meade, Madison, Cheryl and Jeff Tyndall, Green Bay, Ruth Ann and Jim
Roffers, Green Bay, Harold and Francine Aldrich, De Pere, Donald Aldrich
Green Bay, Beverly Kinnard, Burlington, Elaine and Herb Jourdan, Sun Prairie,
Evelyn and Jim Norris, De Pere, June Janz, De Pere, Eileen and Ed Janz, De
Pere; other nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends. She was preceded in death by
her parents, her husband, a sister and brother-in-law, Stella and Harold Aldrich;
one niece; one nephew; one grandnephew; aunts; uncles; and cousins. Friends
may call at St. Francis Catholic Church, De Pere from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m.
Thursday. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at
the Church with the Rev. Tom Golden, officiating. Burial in Mt. Olivet Cemetery.
Ryan Funeral Service of De Pere (920)336-3171 assisting the family with
The family extends a sincere thank you to the staff at Rennes Nursing Home
for their loving care and support during these past years.
Marie Beerhalter, 89, Green Bay passed away on Sunday, December 19, 1999
at Woodside Lutheran Home. Marie was born on January 13, 1910 in
Springfield, Missouri the daughter of the late Henry A. and Julia (Ambs) Schmid.
She received her Bachelors Degree from Marquette University. Marie obtained
her Masters Degree in Social Work from Saint Louis University. On July 20,
1939 she married John C. Beerhalter. He preceded her in death on March 31,
1994. Marie worked as a Social Worker at Polinsky Rehabilitation Center in
Duluth, Minnesota. She was a member of Resurrection Catholic Church. Marie is
survived by two daughters, Julie (Bill) Malooly, Green Bay, Mary Ann (Patrick)
Donaghy, Morristown, New Jersey; four grandchildren, Duffy (Sarah) Malooly,
John (Ann) Malooly, Katie (Patrick) Breen, Patrick Donaghy Jr., two
great-grandchildren, Erin Marie Malooly, Emma Catherine Malooly, other
relatives and friends. Friends may call from 3:00 to 4:00 p.m. on Thursday,
December 23, 1999 at Resurrection Catholic Church, 333 Hilltop Drive. Mass of
Christian Burial 4:00 p.m. at the Church with the Rev. Paul Demuth officiating. A
memorial fund has been established. Schauer & Schumacher Funeral Home
(432-4841) is assisting the family.
The family wishes to thank the staff of Woodside Lutheran Home for their
compassionate care of Marie.
James 'Bugs' K. Baumann
James 'Bugs' K. Baumann, 50, Glenmore, died unexpectedly from heart failure
Thursday December 16, 1999. The son of Kenneth and Mildred (Vande Walle)
Baumann was born August 9, 1949 in Green Bay. Jim was a graduate of East De
Pere High School where he played football for the Redbirds. He served two
terms of duty in Vietnam. Jim married Yvonne Allen on November 27, 1982 at
St. Mary Catholic Church in Glenmore. He started his plumbing career with Joe
Vande Walle Plumbing and worked as a journeyman plumber for 28 years for Al
Benzschawel Plumbing. Jim was a member of the Knights of Columbus and the
V.F.W. and was active in his church. He was a very avid Packers fan, liked
sports, and loved to watch his boys play football and enjoyed being part of the
chain gang at De Pere High School football games. Jim played softball for the
Chatterhouse for many years, and was the king of horseshoes and Jarts. He was
a loving husband, father, son, and brother who will be missed by many. Jim was
always ready to lend a hand and was a very generous man. Survivors include his
wife, Yvonne; two sons, Eric and Zak; his parents, Ken and Mildred, De Pere;
one brother John (Beth) Baumann, De Pere; three sisters, Mary Kay (Dennis)
Rukamp, Green Bay, Janice (Mark) Dorn, De Pere, Susan Baumann-Brefka and
her husband Rick Brefka, Elm Grove; mother-in-law, Alice Allen; three
godchildren, Lori Mac Innes, Andrea Dorn, Jessica Baumann; step-grandfather,
Carl Rasmussen. Jim is also survived by aunts, uncles, many nieces, nephews,
great-nieces, great-nephews, and many friends and relatives. He was preceded in
death by an infant son, Chad; his maternal and paternal grandparents;
father-in-law, Alvin Allen; godparents, Joe and Babe Vande Walle; two
sisters-in-law and one brother-in-law. Cotter Funeral Home is assisting the
The family extends a special thank you to K.T. and Mary for their
extraordinary and special efforts to help Jim, and to the St. Vincent
Hospital E.R. staff. A memorial fund has been established in Jim's name.
Daniel John Pieters
Daniel John Pieters, 39, De Pere, died peacefully at home, with family at his side,
Tuesday evening, December 14, 1999, after a courageous six-month battle with
cancer. He attended St. Francis Xavier Elementary School and Abbot Pennings
High School in De Pere. He also attended the School of National Hardwood
Lumber Association in Memphis, Tenn., and was awarded for first place in his
class. Dan worked for Badger Wood Products of De Pere, and more recently for
Lakeshore Forest Products of Francis Creek. He is survived by his wife, Holly,
and their two daughters, Amanda and Megan; his parents, Elizabeth and Donald
Pieters, De Pere; three brothers, Gregory, De Pere, Patrick, Marietta, Ga. and
Robert, Carthage, Miss.; two sisters Kathleen Ebell, Canyon, TX and Mary Ann
Pieters, Milwaukee, Wis. and several uncles, aunts, nieces, and nephews. Dan
will be greatly missed by his family, relatives, and friends. He loved his family, in
addition, he greatly enjoyed, camping, fishing, and playing cribbage. A memorial
service will be held at First United Presbyterian Church of De Pere, 605 N.
Webster Ave., visitation from 10-11 a.m. on Friday, December 17, 1999, until
time of service at 11:00 a.m. Rev. Ted L. Tromble, Officiating. Cotter Funeral
Home is assisting the family with arrangements.
In lieu of flowers, and other expressions, a memorial fund has been
established in Dan's name at: First Northern Bank (East De Pere), Attn:
Daniel Pieters Memorial Fund, 330 N. Broadway, De Pere, Wis. 54115.
Genevieve Kubiak, 89, Allouez resident, died Tuesday morning December 14,
1999 at a local hospital as a result of heart failure. She was born August 17,
1910 in Lena to the late Mike and Louise (Paya) McGuire. Gen married Al
Kubiak in 1930 and he preceded her in death in 1969. She was employed as an
office manager for Standard Oil Company for many years, retiring in 1972. Gen
was a member of the Catholic Women's Club, Cabrini Book Club and Christian
Mother's society in Pulaski and served as president. She was a very devoted
member of Resurrection Parish and enjoyed singing in their church choir as well
as the choir at St. Matthew's Parish. She is survived by three sons and
daughters-in-law: Gerald and Betty Kubiak, Green bay, John and Mary Kubiak,
Bolder City, Nev., Jim and Sarah Kubiak, Green Bay; 12 grandchildren, 25
great-grandchildren, 10 great-great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. She was
preceded in death by one son, Richard Kubiak and 13 brothers and sisters.
Friends may call at the Proko-Wall Funeral Home, 1630 E. Mason St., from 4-7
p.m. TODAY (Wednesday) and after 10 a.m. Thursday at Resurrection Catholic
Church, 333 Hilltop Dr. until time of mass. Mass of Christian Burial 11 a.m.
Thursday at Resurrection Catholic Church with Rev. Paul Demuth officiating.
Entombment in the Allouez Chapel Mausoleum.
In lieu of other expressions of sympathy a memorial fund has been
established in her name.
Josephine 'Ladowski' VandenPlas
Josephine 'Ladowski' VandenPlas was called peacefully home in her sleep to join
our Lord and her beloved husband on November 30, 1999. Born in Chicago Ill.
Feb. 21, 1914 to the late Casimir and Josephine Ladowski. She married Francis
"Shorty" VandenPlas on October 19, 1940. He preceded her in death on
December 7, 1986. She was a member of the World Aposolate of Fatima (the
Blue Army), the Altar Rosary Society at Saint Joseph's Church in Green Bay,
and the Northeast Wisconsin Senior Action Council. She volunteered her time to
Saint Vincent de Paul for many years. Josephine is survived by one son and
daughter-in-law, Bruce and Becci VandenPlas of Green Bay, and one daughter
and son-in-law, Mary and Ray Bosse, also of Green Bay; her five grandchildren
are April (Paul) Prokash, Stacy (Lee) Wolcanski, Ray Bosse Jr., Amy (Ka'lom)
Thomas, and Loree (Brian) Lord; her six great-grandchildren are Cameron Lord,
Timothy and Anthony Wolcanski, Pierce and Nicole Prokash and Kieran
Thomas. Josephine is survived by two brothers Henry Ladowski of Pulaski, and
John Ladowski of Tuscon Ariz., and one sister Evelyn (Lloyd) Wielgus of
Pulaski. She was preceded in death by her parents and husband and four
brothers Stanley, Eugene, Edward and Tony. Friends and loved ones may call at
Lyndahl Funeral Home, 1350 Lombardi Avenue at Ridge Road, from 4 p.m. to 8
p.m. on Thursday December 2, there will be Parish Prayer Service 7:30 p.m. The
Funeral Service will be held at Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish, 2771 Oakwood
Drive, on Friday at 10:30 a.m.
Mrs. Bill 'Mary Ann' Masters
Mrs. Bill 'Mary Ann' Masters, 34, of 1331 Bellevue Street, Green Bay, died
Monday afternoon, November 29, 1999 of natural causes. Mary Ann Zittlow
was born May 15, 1965 in Green Bay. She was a 1983 graduate of West De
Pere High School. On June 9, 1984, married William 'Bill' Masters St. Joseph
Church in De Pere. Mary Ann was currently employed at K&K Warehousing in
Green Bay. She is survived by her husband, Bill; two daughters, Jessica and
Angela; her parents, Shirley and Patrick Giesbers; two sisters, Anna and Randal
Vande Hei, Jean Ann Thario; two brothers, Michael Zittlow, Joseph and Dawn
Giesbers. She was preceded in death by one brother, Harry Zittlow. Friends may
call at Ryan Funeral Home, 305 North Tenth Street, De Pere from 4:00 to 8:00
p.m. Thursday. Prayer service will began at 7 p.m. Visitation will continue 10-11
a.m. Friday at St. Matthews Catholic Church. Funeral Services will be held at the
church at 11 a.m. on Friday with burial to follow in Mt Calvary Cemetery.
Franklin 'Mickey' Kain
Franklin 'Mickey' Kain, 87, former resident of the Town of Lawrence, died
Monday, December 6, 1999 at a local nursing home. The son of the late Michael
and Madeline (Kinziger) Kain was born October 16, 1912 in Oconto. Mickey
was a graduate of Green Bay East High School. On February 22, 1936, he
married the former Mildred Toseland at St. Joseph Church, Sturgeon Bay. Millie
preceded him in death on April 12, 1999. Mickey had worked at the Ft. Howard
Paper Mill for 12 years and then was employed at St. Norbert College. He
worked as maintenance engineer for 27 years and retired as Superintendent of
Buildings and Grounds at the College. He was a past member of the Holy Name
Society at Old St. Joseph Parish on De Pere. He was an avid outdoorsman who
especially enjoyed hunting. Survivors include one daughter and son-in-law, Mary
Jo and Jim Van Den Heuvel, De Pere, one son and daughter-in-law, Denis and
Ruth Kain, Green Bay, seven grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren. He was
preceded in death by his wife, three sisters, Katherine Lamaye, Mary Hall, Betty
Peot; two brothers, Howard Kain and Rev. Michael Kain, O.Praem. Friends
may call at Ryan Funeral Home, 305 North Tenth Street, De Pere from 4:00 to
8:00 p.m. on Thursday. Visitation will continue form 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Friday at
Old St. Joseph Church on St. Norbert College Campus until time of service.
Mass of Resurrection will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Friday at the Church with
the Rev. Joel Gardner, O.Praem., officiating. Entombment in Allouez Mausoleum.
Mickey's family extends a special thank you to the staff at Woodside
Lutheran Home for their kindness and concern during these past months.
Reginald J. Gillaume
Reginald J. Gillaume, 85, Green Bay, died Tuesday December 7, 1999 at a local
nursing home after a short illness. Born in Green Bay November 29, 1914 he is
the son of the late John and Helen (Lamine) Gillaume. Reginald married the
former Arleane R. Murdock June 26, 1935 in Michigan. He worked for the
Northern Paper Mill for 42 years until his retirement in 1977. Reginald loved his
family, the outdoors, hunting, sailing and tinkering. He is survived by his wife,
Arlene of Green Bay; seven children and spouses, Sharon and James Wachal of
Menominee, Michigan, Reginald and Karen Gillaume, Jr., John and Daryl
Gillaume, David and Katheryn Gillaume all of Green Bay, Deborah and Patrick
Campbell of Hilbert, Kathleen and Thomas O'Leary of Green Bay, Keith and
Ramona Gillaume of Denmark; 16 grandchildren; seven great grandchildren; one
brother and sister-in-law, Milton and Sandra Gillaume of Crooked Lake; one
sister-in-law Beatrice Gillaume of Green Bay; nieces and nephews. Also
preceded in death by two brothers, George, and Hillard Gillaume; one sister,
Geraldine (Weert) Englemann; one son-in-law, Michael Fonder. Friends may call
at Malcore Funeral Home, University Ave. at Baird Street from 4-8 p.m.
Thursday at the funeral home. Friday visitation will continue at the funeral home
from 10 a.m. until the time of the funeral service. Funeral service 11:00 a.m.
Friday at the funeral home with Pastor George Krempin officiating. Burial at Fort
Margaret M. Farin
Margaret M. Farin, age 86, formerly of Green Bay, died Wednesday December
1, 1999 in Oshkosh. She was born December 12, 1912 in Green Bay to the late
William M. and Hedwig Farin. Margaret graduated from Green Bay West High
School and Oshkosh Teacher's College. She received her Masters Degree from
the University of Wisconsin-Madison and was a member of the Pi Lamba Theta.
She taught at Washington Jr. High School for 43 years where she was
Department Head of the Math Department. In 1978, she was awarded the
Outstanding Teacher Award by the Green Bay Rotary Club. Margaret was a
member of St. Agnes Parish, the Catholic Women's Club, the Retired Teacher's
Association, the American Association of University Women and the State
Historical Society of Wisconsin. She was also a Friend of the Neville Public
Museum, was a member of the American Association of Retired Persons and had
been a member of the Daughters of Isabella. Margaret was an active volunteer
and was inducted into the Heritage Hill Militia in 1984. Survivors include one
brother and sister-in-law William and Sylvia Farin, Neenah; three nephews and
their wives, David (Anja), Mike (Pamela) and Tom (Janet) Farin; one niece and
her husband, Cathy (Michael) Rusk; three grandnieces, Molly, Elizabeth and
Elena; six grandnephews, Rob (Lori), John (Aida), Jay, Garrett, Eli, and Jasper;
one great grandniece, Celina. She was preceded in death by her parents, her
step-father, Thomas MacAllister and a nephew, William Farin. Friends may call
at Blaney Funeral Home, 1521 Shawano Ave. Green Bay from 10-11 a.m.
Saturday. The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home with the
Rev. Richard Getchel officiating. Burial will be in Allouez Catholic Cemetery.
A memorial fund has been established to benefit Heritage Hill.
Mrs. Frank 'Anna' Ceasar
Mrs. Frank 'Anna' Ceasar, 92, of Green Bay passed away November 23, 1999
at a local hospital. She was born in Brown County on September 6, 1907 to the
late John and Antionette 'Van Den Langenberg' Gerlikovski. Anna married Frank
J. Ceasar Jr. at St. Willebrord Catholic Church, Green Bay, on September 18,
1934. Ann and Frank lived in the former town of Preble, then Green Bay all their
married life. Anna had been employed by Kraft Foods and Northern Glove. She
did beautiful sewing, was an avid card player; sheephead and bridge being her
favorites. She belonged to three bridge clubs and many sheephead get togethers.
Anna and Frank traveled to many places. She was past president of the St. Philip
Altar Society, was chair lady of two bazaars for the church, a charter member of
the church, and Altar Society. Ann also served as current president of the Golden
Agers and was a member from 1987 until present. Survivors include three
nephews Larry and Jeanice Gerlikovski, Bedford, Texas, Dale Gerlikovski and
life partner La Vonne Pyan, Daniel and Peggy Gerlikovski; Godchild Joyce White
of Green Bay; also a Godchild and very special little girl, Bridgett Pickman; many
other nieces, nephews and friends. She was preceded in death by her loved
husband Frank J. Ceasar on May 31, 1996. Her brother and sister-in-law
Clarence and Virginia Gerlikovski; sister and brother-in-law, Ella and Carl
Mennen; her brother Marvin Gerlikovski on November 20,1999 and
sister-in-law Dorothy Gerlikovski. A brother-in-law and sister-in-law, William
and Ida Theys, a sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Mary and Richard Corbeill, a
sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Julia and Albert De Broux. Friends may call at
Proko-Wall Funeral Home, 1630 E. Mason St. from 4-8 p.m. Friday and after
9:30 a.m. Saturday at the church. Rosary service 4 p.m. Friday. Parish Wake
Service 7:30 p.m. at the funeral home. Mass of Christina Burial 10:30 a.m. at
Philip the Apostle Catholic Church, 312 Victoria St. Burial in Allouez Catholic