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51 SOURCE: APPLETON POST CRESCENT OBITUARY Thursday, March 29, 1984

Mrs. Anna Schommer Murphy [Anna Van Asten

Formerly of Freedom, age 94, died Wednesday evening at St. Paul Nursing Home, Kaukauna, after a brief illness. She was born Octobe 25, 1889 in Green Bay. She married George T. Schommer in 1916. She operated Schommers Tavern in Freedom until 1944. She married Patrick Murphy in 1944, residing in Freedom until 1973. She was a member of St. Nicholas Catholic Church, Freedom, was active in parish affairs, and served as secretary of the Christian Mother's Society, in which she was a member, a member of St. Therese Society and Third Order of St. Francis.

Survivors include three daughters and sons in-law, Sister George Ann Schommer, Escanaba, Michigan; Lorraine and Lloyd Hagen, Neenah; Georgiana and Leo Casey, Appleton; two step daughters, Mrs. Bob [LaVern] Guerts, Freedom; and Mrs. Merle [Rosemary] Romenesko, Walworth, Wisconsin; two sons and two daughters in-law, Florian and Lorrain Schommer, Shawano; Russell and Betty Schommer, Detroit, Michigan; and two step sons, John Murphy, Black Creek; and Ralph Murphy, Freedom; 21 grandchildren, 16 great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, George T. Schommer 1936, and her second husband, Patrick Murphy in 1969, three brothers and two sisters.

The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at St. Nicholas Catholic Church, Freedom with the Rev. Leander Nickel and Deacon Don Newhouse officiating. Interment will be in the parish cemetery. Friends may call at the Fargo Funeral home from 4 to 9 p.m. friday and after 9 a.m. Saturday until the time the cortege leaves for the church. There will be a prayer service at 8 p.m. Friday. 
VanAsten, Anna (I5975)
 
52 SOURCE: APPLETON POST CRESCENT OBITUARY Wednesday, April 4, 1973

Mrs. Martin De Groot (Anna De Groot) St. Pauls Home, Kaukauna, age 81, passed away at 9 p.m. Tuesday. Whe was born September 10, 1891 in the Town of Vanden Broeck. She was a member of the Christian Mothers of St. John's Catholic Church of which she was a fifty year member.

Survivors are her husband, Martin, two daughters, Mrs. Gordon (Agnes) Vande Hey, Route 2, Kaukauna; Mrs. Lambert (Theresa) Spierings, Little Chute; seven sons, Sylvester, Rt. 5, Appleton; Andrew, Appleton; Norbert, Rt. 5, Appleton; Gilbert, Rt. 2, Kaukauna; Arthur, Rt. 5, Appleton; Ernest, Kimberly; Simon and Theodore, all of Little Chute; two sisters, Christine Verhagen, Little Chute; Marie De Groot, California; 76 grandchildren and 32 great grandchildren.

A daughter, Mrs. Norbert (Elizabeth) Becker, a son, Wilfred, two brothers, Peter and John; and a sister, Kate Weyenberg, all preceded her in death.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday from St. John's Catholic Church with Rev. Norbert Vande Loo officiating. Interment will be in the parish cemetery. Friends may call at the Verkuilen Funeral Home after 3 p.m. Thursday. There will be a Christian Mothers Rosary at 6:30 p.m. and the prayer sevice at 8 p.m. 
DeGroot, Anna Marie (I6096)
 
53 Source: Green Bay Press Gazette Obituary
Wednesday, June 20, 1962

Richard Van Laanen, 3 year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Howard Van Laanen, 2513 Riverview Dr., died this morning of Leukemia. Richard is survived by his parents, four sisters, Sharon, Gale, Linda and Lori; two brothers, Gary and Terry John; maternal grandmother, Mrs. Carrie Pakanich, Green Bay; and paternal grandmother, Mrs. Ida Van Laanen, Suamico.

Friends may call at Findeisen-Greiser Funeral Home after 2 p.m. Thursday. A mass of the Angels will be held at 9:30 a.m. Friday at St. John the Baptist Church, Village of Howard with burial in Allouez Cemetery. 
VanLaanen, Richard Paul (I236363)
 
54 Source: Green Bay Press Gazette Obituary Sunday, June 8, 1980

August V. Pensis, 74, 1331 Bellevue St., 380 Huget, died unexpectedly Thursday at home. He was born May 24, 1906 in Green Bay, and had been a life long Green Bay resident. He married the former Mable Van Laanen, who preceded him in death October 11, 1977. Mr. Pensis was employed by the United States Postal Service as a mail carrier and retired in 1961. He was a member of the N.A.L.C.

Survivors are one daughter and son in-law, Mr. and Mrs. J. James [Mary Ellen] Leibergen; two grandaughters, Kay, and Laura, all of Green Bay; nieces and nephews.

One brother and one sister preceded him in death. Friends may call at the Schauer and Schumacher East Side Funeral Home after 2 p.m. today. Parish wake service 7 this evening. Funeral 11 a.m. Monday at the Cathedral with the Rev. Dennis Ryan officiating. Entombment in Shrine of Good Shepard Mausoleum. 
Pensis, August V (I114477)
 
55 Source: Green Bay Press Gazette Obituary Thursday, May 11, 1961

Mathias Sprangers, 68, 800 9th St., died Wednesday at his home after a lingering illness. Mr. Sprangers, who was born in the Town Harrison, married the former Mary Rosella Wallace in 1920. The couple farmed at Darboy for 20 years, and moved to Isaar where operated a General Merchandise Store and Tavern until 1956. After their retirement, they took up residence in Algoma until three years ago when they came to Green Bay. Mr. Sprangers served with the Armed Forces during World War I. He was a member of St. John Court 1782, C.O.F. of Seymour, and American Legion Leo Van Roy Post 265 of Darboy.

Survivors his wife, eight sons, Raymond and Joseph, Appleton; Myron, Florian, Hilary and Gerald, Green Bay; Thomas, at home; Patrick, Seymour, stationed at Fort Dix, New Jersey; three daughter, Mrs. Raymond [Margaret] Foley, Mrs. Elmer [Dorothy] Schmit, Mrs. Stanley [Agnes] Socha, all of Green Bay; 24 grandchildren; six brothers, John, Appleton; Joseph, Sherwood; Anthony, George and Andrew, Darboy; Edward, Little Chute; and one sister, Mrs. Joseph Uitenbroek, Darboy.

Three sons preceded him in death. Friends may call after 6:30 tonight at Malcore Funeral Home where the rosary will be recited tonight at 7 o'clock by C.O.F. and at 8 p.m. Then Friday at 8 p.m. by the Rev. Joseph Diny. A Solemn High Mass will be held at 9 a.m. Saturday at St. Joseph Church with Fr. Diny as celebrant. The Rev. Alan Jirikovec, Deacon, and the Rev. Robert Reinkober, Sub Deacon. The burial will be in Allouez Cemetery. 
Sprangers, Mathias Valentine (I28954)
 
56 SOURCE: KAUKAUNA TIMES OBITUARY Friday, August 12, 1988
Alvin P. Weyenberg 'Butch' 818 W. Grant St. Appleton, age 72 died suddendly at 5:42 PM Thursday August 11, 1988, at his home. He was born September 11, 1915 in Freedon, to the late Josephine and Peter Weyenberg. He married Ruth J. Thompsen on July 12, 1958. He was employed by Murphys Concrete Products for 25 years before retiring in 1980. He served his country as a Sergeant during WWII and was a member of the VFW Post 2778, Appleton, The American Legion Post 258, Little Chute and was also a member of St. Pius X Catholic Church.

He is survived by his wife, Ruth Thompsen Weyenberg; two daughters and two sons in-law; Cheryl and Patrick Welch, Antioch, Calif.; Jacqueline and Craig Messner, Clintonville; two sons and two daughters in-laws; Dennis and Jane Weyenberg, Appleton; Rick and Laurel Weyenberg, Appleton; four brothers; Milton, Myron, Gordon and Donald Weyenberg, all of Green Bay; five sisters; Lucille Sobieck, Seymour; Dellia Welch, Kaukauna; Lorraine Carney, Appleton; Virginia Williquette, Green Bay; Mary Botdorf, Fond du Lac; five grandchildren; Jennifer Flynn, Peter, Teresa, Ramsey Weyenberg; and Ryan Messner.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Cecelia Lamoen Weyenberg; two brothers; Clarence and Willard; and a sister; Evelyn De Valk. Wichmen Funeral Home 537 N. Superior St. Appleton, Wi. 
Weyenberg, Alvin P (I10990)
 
57 SOURCE: APPLETON POST CRESCENT OBITUARY
Wednesday, January 18, 1995

Robert H. Nabbefeld
'Nobby'
713 W. 8th St.
Kaukauna

Age 67, died Tuesday, January 17, 1995. He was born January 17, 1928 in Appleton, the son of the late Clem and Ceil {Kersten} Nabbefeld. Nobby worked for Badger Northland for 19 years and later was self employed at a T V Repairman. He was an avid hunter and fisherman and enjoyed spending time with his family.

He is survived by his wife of 47 years, Lorraine [Hopfensperger] Nabbefeld; a daughter and son in-law; Debby and Don Koester, Combined Locks; three sons and two daughter in-laws; Jim Nabbefeld, Fond du Lac; Gary and Brigette Nabbefeld, Kaukauna; Ron and Pam Nabbefeld, Kimberly; seven grandchildren; Brian and Lisa Nabbefeld, Emily and Lindsey Nabbefeld, Mariah Nabbefeld, Stacie and Cory Koester; a great grandson; Christopher Nabbefeld; two brothers; Arthur Nabbefeld, Appleton; Tom Nabbefeld, San Antonio, Texas; a sister and brother in-law, Marion and Marvin Schimmelpfenning, Appleton, numerouis nieces and nephews, and a very special friend, Foster Busse Jr., Kaukauna.

The funeral services will be at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at Fargo Funeral Home, Kaukauna with the Rev. Gerald Falk officiating. Burial will be in Union Cemetery, Kaukauna. Friends may call at the Fargo Funeral Home, 400 W. Wisconsin Ave., Kaukauna. 
Nabbefeld, Robert Henry (I43809)
 
58 Source: Appleton Post Crescent Obituary
Monday, November 15, 1982

Mrs. Raymond Wildenberg
610 E. Parkway Blvd.

Age 74, died at 3:14 p.m. Saturday after a brief illness. She was born September 4, 1908 in Appleton and had been a lifelong resident of Appleton. Mrs. Wildenberg was formerly employed for many years in the office of the Kimberly Clark Corp., Kimberly. She was a member of St. Therese Catholic Church, the Christian Ladies Society, and was a former member of the Appleton Women's Club.

She was the beloved wife of Raymond [Ray] Wildenberg; the beloved mother of Mrs. Dale H. [Lois] Schumaker, Appleton; a sister, Roslyn Schultz, Appleton; three grandchildren, Howard D., Brian R., and Stacey M. Schumaker, all of Appleton.

The complete funeral will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at St. Therese Catholic Church with the Rev. David Koch officiating. Interment will be in St. Joseph Cemetery. Friends may call at the Brettschneider-Trettin Funeral Home after 9 a.m. Tuesday until the cortege leaves for the church. A memorial has been established. 
Winkel, Helen (I4545)
 
59 SOURCE: APPLETON POST CRESCENT OBITUARY
Saturday, November, 23, 1957

Peter John Evers, 65, Rt. 2, Hilbert, died unexpectedly of a heart condition at his home at 11:30 Friday morning. He was born March 28, 1892, in Little Chute and worked in Antigo and Milwaukee before retiring a year ago.

Funeral service will be 10 o'clock Monday morning at St. John Catholic Church, Little Chute, with burial in the parish cemetery. The rosary will be recited at 8 o'clock tonight and at 7:30 and 8 o'clock Sunday night at the Wichmann Funeral Home, where friends may call after 7 o'clock this evening.

Survivors his widow, one son, John, Milwaukee; one brother, Walter, Appleton; and three sisters, Mrs. Peter Jansen, Mrs. Antone Giesen, and Mrs. John Lorenz, all of Appleton. 
Evers, Peter John (I82780)
 
60 Source: Appleton Post Crescent Obituary Monday, July 18, 1966

Mrs. Frank Van Lanen Wrightstown, Wisconsin

Age 75, passed away Saturday afternoon following a lingering illness. She was born October 6, 1890 in the Town of Holland and farmed in the Town of Wrightstown. For the past eight years the couple lived in the village. She was a member of the Christian Mother's Society of St. Paul Catholic Church and the Women's Catholic Order of Foresters.

Survivors are her husband, Frank; three daughters, Mrs. Clem [Collette] Vande Hey, Kaukauna; Mrs. Norbert [Mary] Nelessen, Kimberly Sister M. Anne Jude CSA [Rose Anne] Waspam, Nicaragua, Central America; five sons, Rueben, Kaukauna; Ralph, Green Bay; Norbert, Little Chute; Francis, Greenleaf, Rt. 1; William, Michigan City, Indiana. Eugene preceded his mother in death in 1932. One brother, George Vanderheiden, Cecil, Wisconsin; four sisters, Mrs. Albert Van Vreede, Kimberly; Mrs. Nette Wagner, Kaukuna; Mrs. Nellie Nackers, Appleton; Mrs. Romen Foegan, Kaukauna; 34 grandchildren and five great grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday at St. Paul Catholic Church, Wrightstown with Rev. August Broekman officiating. Interment will be in the parish cemetery. Friends may call at the DeWane Funeral Home, Wrightstown after 2 p.m. Monday where the Rosary will be prayed at 8 p.m. 
VanderHeiden, Katherine Gertrude (I9493)
 
61 Source: Green Bay Press Gazette Obituary Saturday, August 2, 1997

Mrs. Joseph Grace Wellens 78, Green Bay, died Friday, August 1, 1997, in a local hospital. She was born September 2, 1918 in Bay Settlement to the late John and Ida [Degrandgagne] Van Laanen. On February 7, 1941 Grace was united in marriage to Joseph Wellens. He preceded her in death July 17, 1993. Grace was a member of St. Patrick Parish.

She is survived by four sons and daughters in-law, Larry and Dorothy Wellens, Hammond, Wisconsin; James Wellens and his special friend, Judy Schommer, West Bend, Wisconsin; Kenneth and Barbara Wellens, Green Bay; and Raymond Wellens, Suamico; one daughter and son in-law, Donna and Michael Van Rooy, Green Bay; one daughter in-law, Sharon Wellens; ten grand children, ten great grandchildren; two brothers and sisters in-law, Cyris and Marie Van Laanen, Howard and Caroline Van Laanen, all of Green Bay; three sisters and one brother in-las, Eunice and Bill Clayton, Bremerton, Washington; Lois Weinfurter, Appleton; Alma Muraski, Pulaski; two sisters in-law, Marileen Van Laanen, Green Bay; and Hyacinth Van Laanen, Bay Settlement.

She preceded in death by her husband; her parents, John and Ida Van Laanen; three brothers, Earl, Alvin and Orville Van Laanen; two sisters, Mabel 'Mae' Pensis, and Sophie Weinfurter; three brothers in-law, August Pensis, George Weinfurter, and Bob Muraski.

Friends may call at Blaney Funeral Home 1521 Shawano Ave. between 4 and 8 p.m. Sunday. Parish wake service 4:30 p.m. Sunday. Friends may also call Monday between 10 and 11 a.m. at St. Patrick Catholic Church. Funeral 11 a.m. Monday at the church with the Rev. John O'Brien officiating. Entombment will be at Shine of Good Shepard Mausoleum. 
VanLaanen, Grace Augustine (I114483)
 
62 Source: Green Bay Press Gazette Obituary Tuesday, October 11, 1977

Mrs. August Pensis, 69, 1331 Bellevue St. died Tuesday morning at a local hospital. The former Mabel Van Laanen was born July 31, 1908 in Bay Settlement and was a life long resident of the Green Bay area. Mrs. Pensis was a member of the Auxiliary of the N.A.L.C.

Survivors include her husband: one daughter and son in-law, Mr. and Mrs. J. James [Mary Ellen] Leibergen; two grandaughters, Kay, and Laura, all of Green Bay; five sisters, Mrs. George [Sophie] Weinfurter, Luxemburg; Mrs. Joseph [Grace] Wellens, Green Bay; Mrs. Willliam [Eunice] Clayton, Bremerton, Washington; Mrs. Donald [Lois] Weinfurter, Appleton; Mrs. Robert [Alma] Muraski, Green Bay; three brothers, Cyrus, Orville and Howard Van Laanen, all of Green Bay.


Her parents and two brothers preceded her in death. Friends may call at the Schauer and Schumacher East Side Funeral Home after 2 p.m. Wednesday. Auxiliary of the N.A.L.C. Memorial service at 8 p.m. Wednesday. Funeral 11 a.m. Thursday at the St. Francis Xavier Cathedral. Entombment in Shrine of Good Shepard Mausoleum. 
VanLaanen, Mabel Marie (I114476)
 
63 Source: Appleton Post Crescent Obituary
Friday, November 16, 1979

Rudolph P. Hermus Jr.
'Rudy'
322 W. Mckinley St.
Little Chute

Age 47, died unexpectedly at 5:30 a.m. Friday. He was born July 7, 1932 in Appleton. He had been employed by Hietpas Inc. Mr. Hurmus was a member of St. John Athletic Association and a member of the American Legion Post No. 258.

Survivors include his wife, Virginia Hermsen Hermus; his parent Mr. and Mrs. Rudolph Hermus Sr. Little Chute; two daughters, Cherly and Lisa, both at home; five sons, Bob and his wife Sue, Little Chute; Dan, Tom, Steve, and Jamie, all at home; two brothers, Cornelius, Menasha; John, Kimberly; two sisters, Mrs. Joe [Jane] Van Hout, Kimberly; Sister Jane, Waterloo, Iowa; his father and mother in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Jack Hermsen, Little Chute.

He was preceded in death by his mother, and a sister, Margaret. The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Monday from St. John Catholic Church, with the Rev. Richard Klingeisen officiating. Interment will be in the parish cemetery. Friends may call at the Verkuilen Funeral Home, Little Chute from 4 to 9 p.m. Sunday and from 9:30 a.m. Monday until the time of the service. There will be a legion prayer service at 7 p.m. Sunday and a parish prayer service at 7:30 Sunday evening. Military rites will follow the mass.s 
Hermus, Rudolph Peter (I238)
 
64 Source; Appleton Post Crescent Obituary Sunday, May 14, 2000

Frank J. Bloomer Appleton

Age 79, passed away Saturday, May 13, 2000 at St. Elizabeth Hospital following an extended illness. Frank was born October 6, 1920 in Milwaukee, the son of late John and Mary [Coffey] Bloomer. He has resided in Appleton since 1949. Frank was united in marriage to Delores M. Tooner on September 18, 1948 in Appleton, sharing 51 years together. He was formerly employed by the George Banta Company, retiring in 1982, and was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Frank will be remember as an avid Packer fan and enjoying those special times with his family at his cottage near Antigo.

Survivors include his wife Delores; eight daughters, Mary Rose Bloomer, Ann [Jim] Krueger, Susan Bloomer, and Barbara Lu Maye, all of Appleton; Margaret [Nick] Springer of Amherst Junction; Beth [Dan] Jandourek of Green Bay; Louise [David] Grant of New Jersey; and Katie [Duaine] Hass of Illinois; five sons, Joseph Bloomer of Nevada; Mike [Mary] Bloomer of Appleton; Frank [Kathy] Bloomer of La Crosse; Leo and Marty Bloomer, both of Appleton; 30 grandchildren and one great grandchild. A brother in-law, Paul [Frankie] Toonen of Appleton.

In addition to his parents, Frank was preceded in death by two brothers, Andrew and Edward Bloomer, a sister, Irene Bloomer, and a granddaughter, Brianna Lu Maye.

The Mass of Resurrection will be celebrated 11 a.m. Wednesday, May 17, 2000 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 222 E. Fremont St. with Father Robert Karuhn officiating. Burial will be in St. Joseph Cemetery. Friends may call directly at the church from 9 a.m. Wednesday until the time of the service. 
Bloomer, Frank J (I114155)
 
65 SOURCE : APPLETON POST CRESCENT OBITUARY
Sunday, April 8, 1950

Vander Velden Funeral
Services for Henry Vander Velden, 59, of Little Chute, will be held at 9 o'clock Tuesday at St. John Cemetery in Little Chute. Vander Velden's body was taken from the Fox River at the Kimberly Mill shortly afternoon Friday. Prayer services will be held at 8 o'clock Sunday and Monday nights at the Verkuilen Funeral Home in Little Chute.

Vander Velden was born December 18, 1890 in Little Chute. He retired from the Thilmany Pulp and Paper Company in 1940. He was a member of the Brotherhood of Pulp and Papermakers.

Survivors are five brothers, John, Frank and Martin of Kimberly, Chris, Little Chute, Anton, Green Bay; and two sisters, Mrs. Peter Biersteker and Mrs. Arnold Van Hammond of Little Chute.

(Disappeared on March 20 and was found in river on April 7). Refused burial at St. John. 
VanderVelden, Henry Martin (I2263)
 
66 Source: Appleton Post Crescent Obituary
Wednesday, February 11, 1998

Gerald C. Verstegen
Neenah

Passed away peaceful Tuesday afternoon, February 10, 1998 surrounded by family and friends. He was 86 years, and led a wonderful and blessed life. He was born August 4, 1911 in Little Chute, Wi., to Joseph and Anna Verstegen, he was the sixth of thirteen children. He was educated at St. John's School in Little Chute, St. Norbert High School in De Pere, and Lawrence College in Appleton. He moved Neenah with his new bride, Margaret A. Lamers after their marriage on August 10, 1940. They lived in Neenah since that time. They had four children. Gerald was a long time member of St. Margaret Mary Catholic Church and a devotee of Our Lady of Perpetual Help. He was also a long time member of Ridgeway Country Club, the Elks Club, the Neenah Club, and was active in community service. An avid sportsman, he exceled in golf, baseball, football, racket sports and bowling. He played quarter back for the Little Chutes Flying Dutchmans High School and played short stop for the Little Chute City Baseball Team for 10 years there after. In golf, he made four hole's in one's and accumulated many trophies. Gerald was employed by the Kimberly Clark Corp. at Corporate Headquarters in Neenah for 41 years, in the Planning and Purchasing Dept. In addition he found Verstegen's Realty, selling much of the land in what is now southeast Neenah. He was a member of the Fox Valley Board of Realtors.

A loving and caring man, Gerald is survived by his wife of 58 years, Margaret; his three daughters, Marilyn Kiefer, Northville, Michigan; Deborah Verstegen, Charlottesville, Virginia; and Susan Verstegen Nolop, New York City; four grandchildren, Kathryn Kiefer and Karrie Kiefer Ahern; Michael and Nathan Nolop; three great grandchildren, Matthew Barnes and Emily and Zachary Ahern; six brothers and sisters, Bob and Ernie Verstegen, Bernice Vander Velden, Irene and Ida Peeters, and Joanne Hawley.

His only son, Michael, preceded him on June 4, 1962. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, February 13, 1998 at St. Margaret Catholic Church. Interment will be in St. Margaret Cemetery, Neenh. Friends may call at the Kessler Funeral Home, from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday where a prayer service will be held at 7:30 p.m. 
Verstegen, Gerald Cornelius (I2568)
 
67 Source: Appleton Post Crescent Obituary Wednesday, October 9, 2002 Nelessen,Clarence G. Little Chute

Age 82, died Monday, October 7, 2002, at Appleton Medical Center. He was born September 24, 1920, in Wrightstown, son of the late Anton and Sophia (Lamers) Nelessen. Clarence married Cecelia DeBruin October 23, 1941, at St. John Nepomucene Catholic Church, Little Chute, where he was a lifetime member. He was employed at Appleton Papers Locks Mill for 43 years, spending most of the time in the maintenance department, until his retirement in 1983. Clarence was an honorary member of Union Local 144. He served in the 43rd Infantry Division in the South Pacific during World War II. Clarence was a member of the Jacob Coppus American Legion, Post #258, Little Chute, where he served as Service Officer for many years. He belonged to St. John Mission Club, Volunteered at the Salvatorian Mission Warehouse and sang in the Resurrection Choir. Clarence was a firm believer in the retreat movement.

Papa is survived by his wife Ceil and his three children: Anton (Francoise) Nelessen, Princeton, New Jersey; Rose (Robert) Schreiber, Dousman; Linda Nelessen, Santa Ana, California; six grandchildren: Zebulon, Mathieu, and Guillaume Nelessen; Jeffrey (Sharon) Schriber; Michelle (Nick) Schreiber-Bournelis; Nathan Schreiber and fiancee Joann; two great grandchildren: Elizabeth and Madeline Schreiber; three brothers: Bob (Marian), Eugene (Bernice) and Jim (Rita)Nelessen; six sisters: Marie Vosters; Eunice (Art) Vosters; Delores (Eugene) Van Camp; Millie (Gordon) Newhouse; Helen (Richard) Diedrick; Dolly (Dale) Meulemans; a brother-in-law: Urban (Rita) DeBruin; two sisters-in-law: Marie DeBruin and Mary (Bob) Kessler; many nieces, nephews and friends.
Clarence was preceded in death by his infant son, Billy; two brothers: Urban (Betty) and Norbert Nelessen; a sister: Ruth (Len) Vande Hey; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law: Anton DeBruin; Bernard (Margaret) DeBruin; Jeanette (Russ) Hoersch; Quintin (Joan) DeBruin; Edward Vosters.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m., Thursday, October 10, 2002, at St. John Nepomucene Catholic Church, Little Chute, with Rev. Msgr. James Vanden Hogen officiating. Interment will be in St. John Cemetery, Little Chute. Friends may call at the Verkuilen Funeral Home from 4 to 8 p.m., Wednesday and from 9 to 9:30 a.m., Thursday at the funeral home. Military honors will be conducted by the Little Chute American Legion, Post 258, following mass and also a Military Prayer Service at 7 p.m., Wednesday. Our deepest gratitude and thanks for the support, compassion, caring, empathy and tenderness of Clarence’s sisters, brothers, nieces, nephews and also the nursing staff at AMC, Drs. Kristine Juntunen, Steven Price and Glenn Huth. VERKUILEN FUNERAL HOME 101 Canal Street Little Chute 
Nelessen, Clarence George (I13393)
 
68 SOURCE: APPLETON POST CRESCENT OBITUARY
Monday, September 9, 1940

Miss Marian Hermsen, 15, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George Hermsen, Town of Vandenbroek, died at 5 o'clock Sunday afternoon. She submitted to an operation last Thursday.

Surviving are three brothers, Joseph, Raymond, Lloyd, at home; six sisters, Clara, Lorraine, Eleanor, Grace, and Mildred, at home, Mrs. Helen Vander Voort, Kaukauna.

Funeral services will be conducted at 9 o'clock Wednesday morning at St. John Church, Little Chute by the Rev. John J. Sprangers. Burial will be in the parish cemetery. 
Hermsen, Marian Augusta (I13862)
 
69 SOURCE: APPLETON POST CRESCENT OBITUARY
Thursday, February 21, 1980

Clarence Bouressa
117 Canal St.
Little Chute

Age 73, died unexpectedly at 2 p.m. Wednesday. He was born July 16, 1906 in Oconto. He had been employed as a foreman for the Kimberly Clark Corp. prior to his retirement in 1955. Mr. Bouressa was a member of their Quarter Century Club, the Knights of Columbus, The Holy Name Society, the NARP, the Kimberly Management Club and the Little Chute Golden Agers.

Survivors include his wife, Regina C. Verstegen Bouressa; four daughters, Mrs. Kenneth M. [Carol] Janssen, Mrs. Janet Siebers, and Mrs. Noel [Ellen] Vanden Heuvel, all of Little Chute; and Mrs. David [Jayne] Smits, Kaukauna; two sons and daughters in-law, Dr. James and Mona Bouressa, Neenah; and Dr. Philllip and Bernadette Bouressa, Kimberly; two brothers, Joseph, Kimberly; and Frank, Arizona; four sisters, Mrs. Walter [Verge] Koeppen, Milwaukee; Mrs. Ed [Lydia] Wagner, and Mrs. Norris [Agnes] Illten, both of Madison; and Mrs. Clarence [Emma] Schwartz, Sun Prairie; 16 grandchildren, six great grandchildren.

The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Friday at St. John Catholic Church, Little Chute with the Rev. Msgr. James Vanden Hogen officiating. Interment will be in the parish cemetery. Friends may call at the Verkuilen Funeral Home from 4 to 9 p.m. Thursday and from 9:30 a.m. Friday until the hour of service. There will be a Golden Ager's Rosary at 6:30 p.m. Thursday and a parish prayer service at 7:30 p.m. Thursday. A memorial has been established. 
Bouressa, Clarence Francis (I2849)
 
70 SOURCE: APPLETON POST CRESCENT OBITUARY Friday, December 24, 1999

Mrs. Joseph H. Wydeven Ann Kilsdonk Franciscan Care Center

Age 92, died Wednesday, December 22, 1999 at Franciscan Care Center, Appleton. She was born on May 10, 1907 in Little Chute the daughter of Albert and Anna [Vosters] Kilsdonk. On September 12, 1933, she married Joseph Wydeven and soon after they moved to Appleton. She was a member of St. Joseph Parish, the Ladies of St. Joseph and the Third Order. She had been a member of the St. Joseph Eucharistic Mission Band for many years. She was a member of St. Mary Court # 182 of the National Catholic Society of Foresters, and had been the recording secretary for 45 years, retiring in 1984. She had been a member of the Onieda Heights Tenant Council for over ten years. She was an avid sheephead player. Other hobbies included crocheting and together crafts.

She is survived by a daughter, Sister Jodene [Dolore] Wydeven, Hilbert; two sons, Valerian D. [Ann Celine] Wydeven, MaComb, Michigan; and Joseph Jude [Alice] Wydeven, Papillion, Nebraska; five grandchildren, Rachel Wydeven, Lawrence, Kansas; Eric [Anna] Wydeven, Austin, Texas; Joseph [Kate] Wydeven, Auburn Hills, Michigan; Grace Ann Wydeven, Washington DC; Matthew Wydeven, Troy, Michigan; two step grandchildren, Beth Dodd [Gregory Smith] and Amy Reichert, Villa Park, Illinois; two step great grandchildren, William and Ross Reichert; one brother in-law, George Wydeven; a very special niece, Rosella Knight; and many other nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends, including a special friend, Jean O'Brien and her two daughters, Katie and Mary Beth, who adopted the Wydevens as their grandparents.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband of almost 58 years, Joseph, who died July 1991; one daughter, Joanne who died at birth in 1938; and six brothers, Martin, Francis, Henry and Wilbert, and Willie and Joseph in infancy.

A funeral Mass will be held on Monday, December 27, 1999 at 11 a.m. at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 410 W. Lawrence St. with the Rev. John Holly OFM Cap. officiating. Interment will take place in St. Joseph Cemetery. Friends may call on Sunday from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Wichmann Funeral Home 537 N. Superior St. where a parish wake service will be held at 7:30 p.m. Visitation continues Monday at the church from 10 a.m. until the time of services. Memorials can be made to Franciscan Care Center. 
Kilsdonk, Anna M (I4235)
 
71 Source: Appleton Post Crescent Obituary Monday, April 9, 2001

Josephine 'Jo' Micke
nee Van Asten W716 Cty Tk S Kaukauna

Age 77, joined the Lord on Saturday evening surrounded by her family at her home. She was born April 17, 1923 in Freedom, daughter of the late Henry and Caroline [Daul] Van Asten. On August 29, 1946, she was united in marriage to Leo Micke at St. Nicholas Catholic Church, Freedom. Jo was a devoted wife and mother who loved to garden and cook for her family. Jo loved to get together with friends and family and play cards. She was a lifelong member of St. Nicholas Church, Freedom and had a deep devotion to the Rosary. Jo was a very loving and positive person with a deep love for her Catholic faith. Jo greatly enjoyed to take bus trips with Leo.

Survivors include her husband of 54 years, Leo; her children, Joanie Micke of Houston, Texas; Gene [Kathy] Micke of De Pere; Gary [Carol] Micke of Freedom; Lynn [Duane] Ihde of Freedom; Donald [Barbara] Micke of Kaukauna; 17 grandchildren, six great grandchildren; her brothers and their families, Martin [Josephine] Van Asten, William [Marion] Van Asten; her sisters and their families, Mary Vanderheiden, Alma [Orville] Vanevenhoven; Rosie [Joe] Vanderheiden. Jo is further survived by Leo's family, Rosella Vanderheiden, Gladys Micke, Raymond [Rose] Micke, Julie Micke and her special friend, Ralph Mader.

She was preceded in death by her infant brothers, Raymond and Clarence; and her sister and two brothers in-law, Blanche [Ed] Van Handel, and Leo Vanderheiden. Jo was also further preceded in death by members of Leo's family, Helen Micke, Anna Micke, Veronica [Ray] Jacobs, Clayton Vanderheiden, Tony [Ceil] Micke, Norbert Micke, Frances Micke, Gilbert, and Edward Micke.

Friends may call from 4:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Tuesday at Boettcher Family Funeral Home, 2401 Fieldcrest Dr. Kaukauna, with parish prayers at 7 p.m. Visitation will continue after 10 a.m. on Wednesday at St. Nicholas Catholic Church, Freedom, until the Mass of Christian Burial at 12 p.m. with Father Dennis Ryan officiating, burial in the parish cemetery. 
VanAsten, Josephine M (I20405)
 
72 Source: Appleton Post Crescent Obituary Thursday, August 7, 1986

Leo J. Verkuilen 907 Draper St. Kaukauna

Age 74, died Wednesday, August 6, 41986 at St. Elizabeth Hospital. He was born August 21, 1911 in Little Chute. Leo and his wife Rosella, celebrated 50 years of marriage, August 1, 1986. Mr. Verkkuilen was a member of Holy Cross Catholic Church, a member of the Prayer Breakfast at Immanuel United Church of Christ. His hobbies were wook working and he enjoyed his cottage.

Survivors include his wife Rosella Trettin Verkuilen; two daughters and a son in-law, Marlene Verkuilen, Kaukauna; Elizabeth and Thomas Birschbach, New Holstein; three brothers, a twin, Louis Verkuilen, Kaukauna; Anton Verkuilen, Pickerel; Alvin Verkuilen, Winneconnie; a sister, Mrs. Blanche Jeske, Appleton; a grandson, Allen.

He was preceded in death by his parents, a brother, and two sisters. The funeral will be at 7 p.m. Friday, at Holy Cross Catholic Church, with Rev. David Beaudry officiating. Interment in Highland Memorial Park, Appleton. Friends may call at the Fargo Funeral Home, Kaukauna from 4 p.m. Friday until the cortege leaves for the church. A memorial has been established. 
Verkuilen, Leon J (I43301)
 
73 Source: Appleton Post Crescent Obituary Tuesday, January 2, 1973

Joseph Verhagen 424 W. Main St. Little Chute

Age 78, passed away at 3:30 p.m. Sunday following a brief illness. He was born March 22, 1894 in the Town of Vandenbroek. He was in th grocery business until 1944 and then he worked for the Oudenhoven Construction Co. until his retirement in 1959. He was a member of the Catholic Order of Foresters.

Survivors are his wife, Christine; a brother, John, Seymour; two sisters, Mrs. Hattie Weyenberg, Little Chute; Mrs. Jary Hietpas, Appleton. Two brothers Harry and Martin preceded him in death.

Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Wednesday from St. John Catholic Church, Little Chute with Rev. Norbert VandeLoo officiating. Interment will be in the parish cemetery. Friends may call at the Verkuilen Funeral after 3 p.m. Tuesday and 
Verhagen, Joseph (I40430)
 
74 SOURCE: APPLETON POST CRESCENT OBITUARY

Monday, November 14, 1966

Peter M. Dercks 723 Depot St. Little Chute

Age 67, passed away at 9 p.m. Saturday after a short illness. He was born in the Town of Vandenbroek on May 27, 1899. Mr. Dercks was a retired employee of the Kimberly Clark Corp. and was a member of St. John Catholic Church, the Holy Name Society, the Golden Agers, Little Chute, and the Kaukauna Eagles, Aerie Lodge No 1416.

He is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Harold [Marie] Vandenberg, and Mrs. James [Betty] Peerenboom, Little Chute; three sons, Sylvester, Appleton, Clarence and Mark, Little Chute; two brothers, Harry and Nicholas, and two sisters, Mrs. Stephen [Dina] Peters, and Mrs. William [Anna] Hammen all of Little Chute; 20 grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the St. John Catholic Church with Rev. Martin Vosbeek officiating. Interment will be in the parish cemetery. Friends may call at the Verkuilen Funeral Home, Little Chute after 2 p.m. Monday where the Rosary will be prayed at 8 p.m. ================================================================================================================ 
Dercks, Peter N (I552)
 
75 Source: Appleton Post Crescent Obituary
Sunday, February 5, 1984

Mrs. Lester Verstegen
Peg Brill
514 Van Buren St. Little Chute

Age 77, died at 10:20 p.m. Friday, February 3, 1984 at Kaukauna Community Hospital. She was born March 7, 1906 in Appleton. She was a member of the St. Elizabeth Society and the Little Chute Golden Agers.

Survivors include, three daughters and sons in-law, Noreen and Jerome Vanden Heuvel, Little Chute; Margaret and Gordon Hammen, Little Chute; Mary Kay and Eugene Riley, Burlington, Iowa; 18 grandchildren; 16 great granchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Lester in 1963. The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Monday at St. John Catholic Church, Little Chute, with the Rev. Msgr. James Vanden Hogen officiating. Interment will be in the parish cemetery. Friends may call at the Verkuilen Funeral Home from 6 until 9 p.m. Sunday and from 10 a.m Monday until the time of the service. There will be a prayer service at 6:30 p.m. Sunday and a St. Elizabeth Society and Golden Agers Rosary at 7 p.m. Sunday. 
Brill, Margaret (I2667)
 
76 SOURCE: APPLETON POST CRESCENT OBITUARY Friday, Octobe 14, 1983

Clement E. Schlimm 'Bud' 1021 Greenville Dr. Rt 1, Appleton

Age 61, died Thursday. He was born June 20, 1922 in Appleton. He farmed in the Town of Greenville all of his life. He was a former director of the Greenville Co-op Gas Co. and was a member of St. Therese Catholic Church.

Survivors include his wife Catherine Smet; three daughters and sons in-law; Barbara and Edward Griesbach, Hortonville; Kathryn and David Howman, Appleton; Susan, at home; four sons and daughter in-law; Richard and Sheila, Ripon; David and Mary, John and Debroah, all of Appleton; Michael, Larsen; a brother, Clarence, Seymour; three sisters; Viola Schlimm, Appleton; Sister M. Melita, Manitowoc; Mrs. Leighton [Alice] Larson, Kimberly; 12 grandchildren.

The complete funeral will be 10 a.m. Monday at St. Therese Catholic Church with the Rev. David Koch officiating. Burial will be in St. Joseph Cemetery. Friends may call at the Thomas Ellenbecker Funeral Home, Appleton, from 4 to 9 Sunday and from 8:30 Monday until the cortege leaves for the church. There will be a prayer service 7:30 p.m. Sunday. A memorial fund is being established. 
Schlimm, Clement E (I56191)
 
77 Source: Appleton Post Crescent Obituary Saturday, August 7, 1993

Harold J. Hopfensperger N4770 Spurr Rd. New London

Age 64, died Friday, August 6, 1993 at St. Elizabeth Hospital, Appleton. He was born August 17, 1928 in Abbottsford, Wisconsin the son of Frank and Helen [Jochmann] Hopfensperger.

Survivors include a daughter and sons in-law; Sharon and Dan Manson, Oregon, Wisconsin; two sons and a daughter in-law, Gary and Leda Hopfensperger, New London; and Richard Hopfensperger, Waupaca; a brother and sister in-law, William and Myrna Hopfensperger, Milwaukee; two sisters and a brother in-law, Irene and Harvey Van Dyke, Kaukauna; Esther Thiel, Appleton; three sisters in-law, Lorraine Hopfensperger, Abbottsford; Dorothy Hopfensperger, Wausau; Shirley Hopfensperger, Colgate; also nieces and nephews and five grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, five brothers and three sisters. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, August 9, 1993 at the Cline-Hanson Funeral Home, New London. Burial will be in the Most Precious Blood Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home on Monday from 9 a.m. until the hour of service. 
Hopfensperger, Harold Joseph (I56627)
 
78 Source: Appleton Post Crescent Obituary Saturday, September 12, 1987

Floyd R. Sprangers 1914-862 Hwy 96 Kaukauna

Age 61, died Friday, September 11, 1987 after a six month illness. He was born August 10, 1926 in the Town of Harrison, Calumet Co., the son of the late Joseph and Edna Hopfensperger Sprangers. He lived and worked in this area his entire life and was an avid hunter, and fisherman. He had been employed by Oudenhoven Construction Co., Kaukauna, for about 40 years. He was a World War II Army Veteran and a member of Wrightstown American Legion Post 436 and Brick Layers Union.

Survivors include his wife, Evelyn Van Zeeland Sprangers; two daughters and sons in-law; Debbie and John Brice, Greenleaf; Lynn and Paul Zwick, Kaukauna; a son, James, at home; a granddaughter, Nikki Brice; two brothers and three sisters in-law; Leonard and Mary Sprangers, Freedom; Joseph and Kay Sprangers, Menasha; Marlene Griesbach, Greenville; five sisters and brothers in-law; Janet and Don Vanden Heuvel, Appleton; Beatrice and Frederick Mueller, Kaukauna; Elaine and Eugene Gregoire, Menasha; Lorraine and Jerome Kolh, Appleton; Margie and Ken Van Stralen, Darboy.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Lawrence. The funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at Holy Cross Catholic Church, Kaukauna, with the Rev. Mike Sommers officiating. Interment will be in the parish cemetery. Friends may call at the Fargo Funeral Home, 400 W. Wisconsin Ave., Kaukauna, from 4 until 9 p.m. Sunday and on Monday after 8:30 until the cortege leaves for the church. There will be a American Legion visitation at 7 p.m. Sunday and the prayer service at 8 p.m. 
Sprangers, Floyd Raymond (I29442)
 
79 SOURCE: KAUKAUNA TIMES OBITUARY Wednesday March 22, 1972

SERVICES FOR HARRY VERHAGEN HELD TUESDAY
Funeral services were held Tuesday morning for Harry J. Verhagen, age 79, of Rt. 1, Kaukauna, at Holy Cross Catholic Church, with Rev. Roy Crain officiating. He passed away unexpectedly about 12:30 a.m. Sunday morning while attending a wedding celebration for his granddaughter. He was born March 28, 1892 in the Town of Grand Chute and was a life resident of the the Kaukauna area. He was a farmer at Rt. 1, and a member of the Holy Name Society of the Holy Cross Catholic Church.

Survivors are his wife, Christine; three daughters, Mrs. Ervin (Ruth) Rosin, Mrs. Leone Vande Hey, Little Chute, Mrs. Eugene (Mary Jean) Van Lanen, Rt. 1, Kaukauna, three sons, Earl, Richard, and Paul, all of Rt. 1, Kaukauna. two brothers, Joseph, Little Chute, John, Seymour; two sisters, Mrs. George Weyenberg, Rt. 1, Kaukauna, Mrs. John Hietpas, Appleton; 35 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren.

Two sons Joseph and Mark preceded him in death. Pallbearers for Harry Verhagen were; Eugen Rosin, David Verhagen, Jeffrey Verhagen, Marvin Vande Hey, Gary Vande Hey and Earl Vande Hey. Burial took place in St. John Cemetery in Little Chute. The Fargo Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. 
Verhagen, Henry John (I6514)
 
80 SOURCE: APPLETON POST CRESCENT OBITUARY

Friday, June 14, 1946

Women Dies at 83 Leaving 233 Descendants
Mrs. John Verbeten of Wrightstown is Dead After Year's Illness
Wrightstown, Wis. - Seventy-six grandchildren, 142 great grandchildren, six great-great grandchildren are among the survivors of Mrs. John Verbeten, 83, who died at 9 o'clock Thursday evening at her home in West Wrightstown after a years's illness. Born in Bay Settlement, July 29, 1862, she lived in this community for the past 55 years. She was a member of St. Paul's Catholic Church and of the Christian Mother's Society.

The body is at the Greenwood Funeral Home, Kaukauna, where it may be viewed after 7o'clock Saturday evening. The rosary will be recited at 8 o'clock Saturday and Sunday nights. Funeral services will be held at 10 o'clock Monday morning at St. Paul's Church with the Rev. August Broekman celeebrant at the solemn requuiem high mass. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

Survivors include her husband, six daughters and three sons. The daughters are Mrs. Minnie Kerkhoff, West Wrightstown; Mrs. Peter Leibergen, Freedom; Mrs Richard Lamers, Kaukauna, Route 3; Mrs. Henry Arnoldussen, Kimberly; Mrs. Peter Verbeten, Kimberly; and Mrs. Alvira V. McDaninel, Kaukauna. The sons are John and Frank Van Lanen, by a previous marriage, of Wrightstown, and Howard Verbeten, Kaukauna. There are also four step-sons, Martin Verbeten, Kimberly; Cornelius and Arnold Verbeten, Wrightstown; and Harold Verbeten, Seymour, and four step daughters, Mrs. Theodore Micke, Duluth, Minn.; Mrs. Norbert Behl, Clouquet, Minn.; Mrs. Herman Klister, Wrightstown; and Mrs. George Lambers, Wrightstown. She is also survived by two brothers, Frank Van Lanen of Green Bay, and Edward Van Lanen, Minneapolis, and two sisters, Mrs. A.A. Marchant, Green Bay, and Mrs. Ellzabeth Dennis, Chicago. There are also 53 step-grandchildren and 38 step-great-grandchildren. 
VanLanen, Julia (I20159)
 
81 Source: Appleton Post Crescent Obituary

Wednesday, December 26, 1990

Martin C. Geurden
'Tease' 510 E. 1st St. Kimberly

Age 78, died peacefully Monday, December 24, 1990 at his home following a lingering illness. He was born August 5, 1912 in De Pere the son of the late Henry and Mary [Pittens] Geurden. Tease had been employed at Kimberly Clark, Kimberly mill for 35 years, retiring in 1975. He enjoyed fixing bikes and softball, which he had played in a semi pro league, and looked forward to the world softball tourment in Kimberly. He was a member of the Holy Name Catholic Church, and the Quarter Century Club of Kimberly Clark.

He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Lucille [Jansen] Geurden; four sons and three daughters in-law; Roger and Donna Geurden, Kimberly; Clyde Geurden, Winneconnie; David and Sharon Geurden, Oshkosh; Randy and Chris Geurden, Appleton; a daughter; Mary Bruch, Kimberly; ten grandchildren; Tim Geurden, Kimberly; Michelle [Geurden] Paustian, Appleton; Tammy and Tracy Geuden, Oshkosh; Anthony and Barry Corrao [Geurden], Oconomowoc; Julia and Eric Bruch, Kimberly; Carrissa and Lucas Geurden, Appleton.

He was preceded in death by a son, Rodney; three sisters; Anne Vandenberg, Grace Effa, and Kate Biesterveld; a daughter in-law; Felicia Geurden; a grandson, Cory Corrao [Geurden.

Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. at Holy Name Catholic Church with Father Al Geiser officiating. Burial will be in St. John Cemetery, Little Chute. Friends may call at the Jansen Fargo Funeral Home, 204 E. Kimberly Ave., Kimberly from 4 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, and after 8:30 a.m. on Friday until the cortege leaves for the church. There will be a parish prayer service at 7 p.m. Tuesday evening. A memorial fund has been established in his name. 
Geurden, Martin Cornelius (I88506)
 
82 Source: Appleton Post Crescent Obituary
Monday, June 5, 1944

Cornelius Van Gompel Dies at Little Chute

Little Chute- Cornelius Van Gompel, 70, died Saturday night after an illness of several days. Survivors are on son, Seaman Maurice Van Gompel, Norfolk, Virginia; two daughters, Mrs. Richard Schanke, Little Chute; and Mrs. Raymond La Beau, Milton, Florida, one grandchild; one sister, Mrs. Joseph W. Verstegen, Little Chute.

Funeral services will be conducted at 9 o'clock Wednesday morning at St. John Church by the Rev. John J. Sprangers, and burial will take place in the parish cemetery. The decedent was born in Little Chute, May 1, 1874, and had lived there all of his life. The body will be at the Verkuilen Funeral Home, in Little Chute and may be viewed Monday evening. The rosary will be said at 8 o'clock Monday and Tuesday evenings at the funeral home. 
VanGompel, Cornelius (I40367)
 
83 SOURCE: APPLETON POST CRESCENT OBITUARY
Saturday, November 26, 1960

Mrs. Frank Van Camp
[Magdalene Biese]
Rt 1, Kaukauna

Age 60, passed away Friday morning at 10 o'clock after a long illness. She was born in the Town of Buchanan on June 1, 1900 and lived in this vicinity all of her life. Mrs. Van Camp was a member of the Christian Mother Society of St. Nicholas Church.

Survivors are her husband, a daughter, Mrs. Amos [Mary] Van De Hey, Wrightstown; five sons, Alois, Rt. 1, Hortonville; Glen, Eugene, Gerald, and Floyd, all of Freedom; three brothers, Peter Biese, Rt. 1, New Holstein; Alois and Frank, both of Rt. 3, Kaukauna; a sister, Mrs. Peter Onkels, Kaukauna; and 33 grandchildren.

Funeral services will be at 9 a.m. Monday at St. Nicholas Church, Freedom with Solemn Requiem Mass with Rev. Fr. Alfred Hietpas officiating. Burial will be in the parish cemetery. Friends may call after 7 p.m. Saturday with rosary prayed tonight and Sunday at 8 p.m. 
Biese, Magdalene (I11188)
 
84 SOURCE: APPLETON POST CRESCENT OBITUARY Friday, November 24, 1967

Norman J. Hopfenperger 1419 Lehmen Ln. Appleton

Age 62, passed away at 2:35 p.m. Wednesday suddendly in Mesa, Arizona. Mr. Hopfensperger was born March 17, 1905 in Appleton and was a life long resident of Appleton. Mr. Hopfensperger was associated with his father in the meat business for many years prior to his retirement. He was a member of the 4th Degree of Knights of Columbus.

Survivors include his wife Phyllis; one son, Charles R., U. S. Army, Vietnam; one daughter, Mrs. Clifford [Barbara] Engle, Appleton; his father, Charles A. Hopfensperger, Appleton; one brother, Andrew Hopfensperger, Appleton; one granddaughter.

A memorial fund has been established. Funeral arrangement are pending at the Ellenbecker-Andersen Funeral Home. 
Hopfensperger, Norman Joseph (I49361)
 
85 SOURCE: APPLETON POST CRESCENT OBITUARY Monday, August 23, 1937

TOONEN FUNERAL


Funeral services for Martin S. Toonen, 502 W. Lincoln St., were held this morning at 8:45 from the residence and at 9 o'clock from the Sacred Heart Church, with Father F.L. Ruessman in charge. He was buried in St. Joseph Cemetery, Appleton. A delegation of the Catholic Knights of Wisconsin and of the Holy Name Society attended in a body.

Bearers were all grandsons, Francis Hauch, Clarence Hopfensperger, Norman Hopfensperger, Gordon Schiffer, Harold and Leon Toonen. 
Toonen, Martin S (I43899)
 
86 SOURCE: APPLETON POST CRESCENT OBITUARY Monday, November 22, 1976

Mark J. Biese 321 S. Joseph St. Kimberly

Age 17, died suddenly early Sunday morning. He was born November 10, 1959 in Kimberly, and was a senior at Kimberly High School

He was survived by his parents; two brothers, Dennis and David Biese, Kimberly; nine sisters, Mrs. Robert [Janet] Reisterer, Grand Rapids, Minnesota; Debbie, Nancy, Sheryl, Mary, Kay, Lori, Joyce, Patricia, all of Kimberly; his maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Coenen, Kaukauna.

The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Holy Name Catholic Church, Kimberly with the Rev. Ronald Hopfensperger officiating. Burial will be in the parish cemetery. Friends may call at the Jansen Fargo Funeral Home after 3 p.m. Monday where there will be a prayer service at 8 p.m 
Biese, Mark J (I21265)
 
87 Source: Appleton Post Crescent Obituary Thursday, May 19, 1994

Raymond W. Hopfensperger 1830 Ullman St. Appleton

Age 83, born October 31, 1910, passed away May 18, 1994. Funeral services will be Friday, May 20, at 2 p.m. at the Valley Funeral Home with visitation one hour prior to the service. Burial will be at the Riverside Cemetery. 
Hopfensperger, Raymond Wilbert (I29792)
 
88 SOURCE: APPLETON POST CRESCENT OBITUARY Thursday, October 5, 1989

Mrs. Martin Kieffer [Regina Meulemans] Altendorf Pl. Kaukauna

Age 80, Wednesday, October 4, 1989 at home. She was born January 30, 1909 in Wrightstown, the daughter of the late Edward and Barbara [Buechel] Meulemans. She was raised in Wrightstown and had lived in Freedom from 1933 until 1986, when she moved to Kaukauna. She started the Freedom Forever 4-H Club and Silver Star Homemakers. She had been past treasurer of the Christian Mother's and head of the Clipper Club at St. Nicholas Catholic Church, Freedom, and a member of the Third Order of St. Francis. She also had been employed at Geenen's General Store in Freedom.

She is survived by a son and a daughter in-law; Ronald and Barbara Kieffer, Menominee Falls; a daughter and son in-law; Norma Jean and Luis Furhman, Kaukauna; six grandchildren; David, Don, Bob and John Furhman; Connie and Gretchen Kieffer; four great grandchildren; two brothers; Emil [Marie] Meulemans, Reedsville; Norbert [Ceil] Meulemans, Wrightstown; four sisters; Marguerite Frahm; Evelyn [John] Blick, both of Appleton; Edna [Henry] Spierings, Lorraine [William] Green, both of Freedom.

She was preceded in death by her husbane, Martin, in 1971; two grandsons; and two sisters; Mildred Arnoldussen and Mamie Leidel. Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday, October 7, 1989 at St. Nicholas Catholic Church, Freedom, with Fr. Leander Nickel officiating. Interment will be in the parish cemetery. Friends may call at the Fargo Funeral Home, 400 W. Wisconsin Ave., Kaukauna, from 4 until 9 p.m. Friday, and after 8:30 a.m. Saturday until the cortege leaves for the church. There will be a parish prayer service at 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. A memorial fund has been established in her name. 
Meulemans, Regina (I9770)
 
89 SOURCE: APPLETON POST CRESCENT OBITUARY Tuesday, July 12, 1966

Harvey Verkuilen 235 W. Wisconsin Ave. Kaukauna

Age 59, passed away at 2 a.m. Tuesday after a six month illness. He was born September 30, 1907 in Little Chute and lived in Kaukauna for the past ten years. He was employed at the Thilmany Pulp and Paper Company for 33 years until April of this year.

Mr. Verkuilen is survived by four brothers, Anton, Little Chute; Leo and Louis, Kaukauna; Alvin, Winneconnie; two sisters, Mrs. Johanna Onkles, and Mrs. Al [Blanche] Jeske, both of Kaukauna.

Funeral services will be held Thursday at 10 a.m. at Holy Cross Catholic Church with interment in St. John Cemetery, Little Chute. Friends may call at the Fargo Funeral Home, Kaukauna, after 4 p.m. Wednesday where the Rosary will be prayed at 8 p.m. 
Verkuilen, Harvey (I43302)
 
90 SOURCE: APPLETON POST CRESCENT OBITUARY Wednesday, August 16, 1995

Gerald A. Maertz 'Ger Babe' 818 Ridge Lane Appleton

Age 68, died Tuesday, August 15, 1995 at St. Elizabeth Hospital. He was born on August 13, 1927 in the Town of Grand Chute to Raymond J. Maertz and the Rose [Spoerl] Maertz. He married the former Geraldine I. Kilsdonk on May 15, 1951 at St. John Catholic Church, Little Chute. He was an instrument technician and pipe fitter, employed at the John Strange Paper Co., Menasha for 34 years, and then employed at Kimtech for 15 years, retiring in 1992. While at Kemtech, he was at KC-de Mexico for 1 year. He was a charter member of St. Bernard Catholic Church, was on the Buildings and Grounds Committee, was a director at the John Strange Paper Credit Union, NAPE, and the Knights of Columbus, Council 607. He was an avid gardener, bowler, fisher, handyman and enjoyed attending auctions.

Survivors besides his wife and father include two daughters; Sue [Karl] Schrampfer, Appleton; Maria [Mike] DeBont, Neenah; three sons; Steve [Kim], Appleton; Dan [Mary] Neenah; Tim, Appleton; a brother, Karl [Judy] Maertz, Appleton; three sisters; Theo [Spin] Wyngaard, Brillion; Marilyn Evers, Darboy; Alice [Moe] Mollen, Brillion; two sisters in-law; Henriette [Ken] Lenz, Neenah; Rose Knight, Appleton; two brothers in-law; Norb [Mary] Kilsdonk, Little Chute; Les [Beth] Kilsdonk, Kaukauna; eight grandchildren; Laura and Sara Schrampfer, Rochelle Maertz, Chris and Corey Maertz, Bob and Becky Ellingson, Joey DeBont.

The Mass of Resurrection will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, August 18, 1995 at St. Bernard Catholic Church, 1617 W. Pine St. with Fr. Orville H. Janssen officiating. Burial will be in St. Joseph Cemetery. Friends may call at the Wichmann Funeral Home, 537 N. Superior St. on Thursday from 4 until 8 p.m. and again at the church on Friday at 10 a.m. until the time of service. There will be a Bible Vigil at 7 p.m. on Thursday. Gerald was a loving husband, caring father, and a generous grandfather- he will be greatly missed, Ger Babe. 
Maertz, Gerald A (I4201)
 
91 SOURCE: APPLETON POST CRESCENT OBITUARY
Wednesday, August 4, 1993

Joseph M. Murphy Sr.
N4594 Cty Tk E Freedom
Kaukauna

Age 77, passed away peacefully at his home Monday, August 2, 1993. He was born April 20, 1916 in Freedom, the son of the late Edward and Stella [Garvey] Murphy.

He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Dolores [Etten] Murphy; three daughters and two sons in-law; Janis Murphy, Seatle, Washington; Jeanne and Dan Patenaude, Highland, Wisconsin; Dr. Ann E. Murphy and Brian Curtis, Seattle, Washington; four sons and daughters in-law; Dr. James and Sandra Murphy, Appleton; Dr. William and Lita Murphy, Colchester, Vermont; Michael Murphy Kerry Howard, Juneau, Alaska; Joseph Jr. and Malia Murphy, Freedom; 14 grandchildren; Pamela, Sara, Leann and Patrick Murphy, Michelle Ertle, Nichole Murphy, Renee Murphy, Lisa Cunningham, Rebecca and Katie Patenaude, Joseph III, Shawn and Shannon Murphy, Erin Curtis; three sisters and two brothers in-law; Catherine and John McCormick, Shawano; Lorraine Miller, Seymour; Geraldine and William Jensen, Shawano.

He was preceded in death by two brothers and a sister in-law; Marvin and Alice Murphy, and Gerald Murphy; and a brother in-law; William Miller. Funeral service will be 6 p.m. Thursday at St. Nicholas Catholic Church, Freedom, with Rev. Dennis Ryan officiating. Burial will be in St. Nicholas Cemetery. Friends may call at the St. Nicholas Church from 3 p.m. Thursday until the time of service. A memorial fund had been established for St. Nicholas Parish. There will be no visitation at the Fargo Funeral Home, 400 W. Wisconsin Ave., Kaukauna. 
Murphy, Joseph Michael (I28191)
 
92 Source: Appleton Post Crescent Obituary
Friday, December 28, 2001

Ernest J. Verstegen
Little Chute

Age 85, died peacefully with his family by his side Thursday, December 27, 2001. He was born October 19, 1916 in Little Chute, son of Joseph and Anna [Van Gompel] Verstegen. Ernest married Ann Loretta Peeters June 15, 1940 at St. John Catholic Church, Little Chute where he was a life long member and she preceded him in death April 30, 2001. As a High School Athlete his passion and skill for football earned him a scholarship at Jordan College, and the nickname 'Lightning'. He was a post World War Ii veteran, serving in Japan. Ernest was employed at Kimberly Clark Corp. for 38 years until his retirement. He enjoyed playing cards, bowling and golfing. His handy man skills were demonstrated in 1947, when he built his own home. He belonged to the Jacob Coppus American Legion Post 258, Little Chute and the Fox Valley Golf Club where he won their President's Cup in 1961.

Ernest is survived by a son, Gary [Lois] Verstegen, Little Chute; three daughters, Janet Verstegen, Little Chute; Ann [Bill] Schaefer, Lone Tree, Colorado; Ellen Verstegen, Kaukauna; four grandchildren, Sara [Jim] Nieling; Jason [Theresa] Verstegen; Vanessa Mills and Brianna Adams; four great grandchildren, Ryan Neiling; Boone Verstegen; Brock Verstegen; and Michelle Mills; a brother, Joseph [Charlotte] Verstegen, four sisters, Bernice Vander Veldon, Ida [James] Peeters, Irene [Don] Peeters, and Joanne Hawley; three brothers in-law, Eugene [Bernice] Peeters, Don [Irene] Peeters, and Mark Peeters; two sisters in-law, Loretta and Marie Verstegen; special friends, Mark Van Ooyen, Tim Verbeten, Jerry Mills; many nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Ernest was preceded in death by his parents; five brother, Lester [Peg] Verstegen, Clarence Verstegen, Gerald [Margaret] Verstegen, Robert [Lillian] Verstegen and Carl Verstegen; a sister, Regina [Clarence] Bouressa; a brother in-law, Carl [Irene] Peeters, four sisters in-law, Cele [Earl] Schuler, Monica Peeters, Rita Peeters, and Mary Ellen Peeters.

Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Saturday, December 29, 2001 at St. John Catholic Church, Little Chute, with Rev. Msgr. James Vanden Hogen officiating. Interment will be in St. John's Cemetery, Little Chute. Friends may call at the church from 9:30 a.m. Saturday until the time of the mass where military rites by the Jacob Coppus American Post will follow. In lieu of flowers a memorial fund has been established.
Verkuilen Funeral Home
101 Canal St. Little Chute 
Verstegen, Ernest John (I24597)
 
93 Source: Appleton Post Crescent Obituary
Monday, June 4, 1962

Michael J. Verstegen
626 Steven St.
Neenah

Age 19, passed away following an automobile accident. He was born November 14, 1942 in Neenah and was a graduate of Neenah High School and attended St. Norbert College at West De Pere. He was a member of St. Margaret Mary Catholic Church.

He is survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Gerald C. Verstegen; three sisters, Marilyn J., Debbie and Susan, all at home; the grandparents, Mrs. Joseph W. Verstegen and Mr. and Mrs. Theodore G. Lamers, both of Little Chute.

Funeral services will be held at 9:30 a.m. from Kessler Funeral Home, Neenah and at 10:30 a.m. at St. Margaret Mary Catholic Church. Interment will be in St. Margaret Cemetery. Friends may call at Kessler Funeral Home, Neenah after 2 p.m. Tuesday. Rosary will be prayed at 8 p.m. Tuesday. 
Verstegen, Michael James (I31905)
 
94 Source: Appleton Post Crescent Obituary
Sunday, Nocember 6, 1994

Maurice J. Van Gompel
[Gumpy]
W3130 Broadway Dr.
Appleton
[formerly of Little Chute]

Age 78, passed away Friday afternoon. He born September 27, 1916 in Little Chute. He married Jean Robertson on July 27, 1947. He was a spray painter for Giddings and Lewis, retiring 13 years ago. He was an active family man and avid gardener. He belonged to the Jacob Coppus Post American Legion of Little Chute. He served with the Navy during World War II.

Survivors include his wife, Jean L. [Robertson] Van Gompel; two daughters and sons in-law, Susan and Ron Pynenberg, Kimberly; Mary and John [Rocky] Vanden Boogard, Appleton; a son and daughter in-law, John and Mary, Neenah; a sister, Clarice La Beau, Menasha; seven grandchildren, Christopher and Sara Van Gompel at home; Donald and Craig Pynenberg, at home; Jenny, Andy, and Scott, Vanden Boogard, at home.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Cornelius and Elizabeth; and a sister, Regina Schanke. Complete funeral services will be Tuesday, November 8, 1994 at 11 a.m. from Highland Memorial Park Chapel, with Rev. Willis Bloedow officiating. Burial will be in Highland Memorial Park. Friends may call at the Valley Funeral Home from 4 until 8 p.m. Monday and Tuesday from 10 a.m. at the chapel, until the time of service. In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund is being established. The American Legion visitation will be 7 p.m. Monday. 
VanGompel, Maurice Joseph (I40369)
 
95 SOURCE: APPLETON POST CRESCENT OBITUARY
Wednesday, October 26, 1960

Mrs. Mary Biersteker
433 Vanden Brock St.
Little Chute
Age 77, died Tuesday at 2 ;.m. following a six weed illness. She was born July 29, 1883 in Little Chute and had been a resident of the Village all of her life. Mrs. Biersteker was a member of the Christian Mothers.

Survivors are her husband, three daughters, Mrs. Theodore Lamers, Mrs. John Evers and Mrs. John Lamers, all of Little Chute; two step daughters, Mrs. John Grisman, Kaukauna and Mrs. Marv Hansen, Kaukauna; seven step-sons, John Evers, Little Chute and Martin Evers, Appleton; Lt. Col. Nick Biersteker, Kentucky; Joseph Biersteker, Mankato, Minnesota; John Biersteker, Columbus, Ohio; Maurice Biersteker, Combined Locks; Cornelius Biersteker, Kaukauna; a sister, Mrs. Nettie Van Hammone, Little Chute; a brother, Chris Vander Velden, Little Chute; 69 grandchildren and 83 great grandchildren.

Funeral services will be Friday at 8 a.m. at St. John Catholic Church, Little Chute, with burial in the parish cemetery. Friends may call at the Verkuilen Funeral Home, Little Chute after 7 p.m. Wednesday and after 2 p.m. Thursday. Rosary will be prayed at 8 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday. 
VanderVelden, Mary (I2258)
 
96 SOURCE: APPLETON POST CRESCENT OBITUARY Monday, June 11, 1973

Martin Vosters, St. Paul Home, Kaukauna, age 88, passed aaway at 2:30 p.m. Saturday following a brief illness. He was born March 28, 1885 in the Town of Freedom and he farmed in the Town of Freedom until his retirement. He was a member of the Catholic Order of Foresters.

Survivors are his two daughters, Mrs. Gordon (Agnes) Vande Hey, Rt. 2, Kaukauna, Mrs. Lambert (Theresa) Spierings, Little Chute; seven sons, Sylvester, Rt. 5, Appleton, Andrew, Appleton, Norbert, Rt. 5, Appleton, Gilbert, Rt. 2, Kaukauna, Arthur, Rt. 5, Appleton, Ernest, Kimberly, Simon, Rt. 2, Kaukauna; 76 grandchildren and 32 great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Anna, a daughter, Mrs. Norbert Becker, Black Creek; a son Wilfred, Appleton. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday at St. John Catholic Church with Rev. Norbert VandeLoo officiating. Interment will be in the parish cemetery. Friends may call at the Verkuilen Funeral Home after 3 p.m. Monday and there will be a prayer service at 8 p.m. Monday. 
Vosters, Martin (I5968)
 
97 Source: Appleton Post Crescent Obituary Sunday, May 9, 2004

Valentyne, Harry A.

Harry A. Valentyne, age 85, Kimberly, passed away suddenly at Appleton Medical Center due to complications from surgery. He was born on May 31, 1918 in Fairbault, Minn., the son of the late Peter and Anne (Smits) Valentyne. On Aug. 9, 1939 he married Maryann Weyenberg at St. John Catholic Church in Little Chute. He served his country in the United States Army during World War II in Okinawa. He was co-owner of Kimberly DX Service Station for many years, the custodian for the Kimberly Municipal Center, and also was the Municipal Judge in Kimberly for 14 years. Harry also was a He was a member of Holy Name Catholic Church and the Kimberly American Legion Post # 60. Harry enjoyed his cottage on Lake Poygan and camping with friends and relatives. Everyone appreciated his handiness; there was nothing he couldn’t fix for friends, family, and neighbors. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather and spent much of the last part of his life caring for his wife Maryann 'Sis' who passed away in January of 2003.

Harry is survived by two sons, Dennis (Jan) of Kimberly; and Dave (Sandie) of Appleton; one daughter Meri (Lari) De Bruin of Combined Locks; eight grandchildren, Todd Valentyne of Kimberly; Tami (Dan) Kuether of Appleton; Tara (Dennis) De Both of Little Chute; Sherri (Mike) Gartzke of Menasha; Ben De Bruin (special friend Bobbi Myhre) of Little Chute; Eric De Bruin of Madison; and Dan and Troy De Bruin of Combined Locks; seven great-grandchildren, Taylor Valentyne, Brittany and Kaylie Kuether, Gage Leisgang, Casey De Both, and Jeremy and Rachel Gartzke. Harry is also survived by his sisters, Harriet Thurner of Kimberly; Ann Valentyne of Ann Arbor, Mich.; Elaine Hietpas of Appleton; and Marie (Hermie) De Leeuw of Kimberly; two brothers Bob (Althea) Valentyne of Kimberly; and Don (Audrey) Valentyne of Winneconne; and numerous nieces, nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Maryann; an infant son; his brother, Peter; his brothers-in-law, Orrie Milton, Nick Thurner, and Fabian Hietpas.

The Mass of Christian Burial will be conducted on Monday, May 10, 2004 at 6 p.m. at Holy Name of Jesus Catholic Church in Kimberly with the Rev. Tom Pomeroy officiating. Interment will take place at Highland Memorial Park. Friends may call at the church on Monday from 4 p.m. until the time of the Mass. A memorial fund is being established.

Harry made many wonderful friends throughout his life, including the ones he made during the last months of his life at his new home at Hallmark Place.As “Pa” would say as part of every prayer:May the souls of the faithful departed through the mercy of God rest in peace, Amen. JANSEN-FARGO FUNERAL HOME 203 East Kimberly Avenue Kimberly 
Valentyne, Henry Arnold (I2008)
 
98 SOURCE: APPLETON POST CRESCENT OBITUARY Thursday, December 2, 1965

Martin A. Dietzler 728 W. Lawrence St.

Age 80, passed away at 11:55 p.m. Wednesday after a short illness. He was born March 13, 1885 in Darboy and had been a resident of Appleton most of his life. He was employed at the Fox River Paper Corp. as a machinest for 35 years prior to his retirement ten years ago. He was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church, the Holy Name Society, Third Order of St. Francis, the Catholic Knights of Wisconsin and a member of the Eagles.

Mr. Dietzler is survived by his wife, Alma; one sister, Mrs. Laine Hass, Pensacola, Florida; also nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, the cortege forming at 9:30 a.m. at the Brettschneider-Trettin Funeral Home, a nephew, the Rev. Richard Manford will the celebrant of the Mass. Burial will be in St. Joseph Cemetery. 
Dietzler, Martin Anton (I56461)
 
99 SOURCE: APPLETON POST CRESCENT OBITUARY Tuesday, March 23, 1965

Mrs. Laura McCurry [Laura Grode] Brunswick, Missouri

Age 62, passed away at 2 p.m. Sunday after a long illness. She was born December 9, 1902 in Darboy and had lived in the Kansas City area for over 40 years.

Mrs. McCurry is survived by one daughter, Mrs. J.J. Rasmussen, Kansas City, Missouri; three sons, Lawrence, Brunswick, Missouri; LeRoy, Kansas City, Missouri; Kenneth, Rosebud, Missouri; three brothers, Edmund Grode, Kaukauna; Willard Grode, Mackville; Roland Grode, Appleton; five sisters, Mrs. George Sprangers, Rt 3, Kaukauna; Mrs. Joe Fox, Rt 2, Kaukauna; Mrs. Florian Girard, Winchester; Mrs. Harold Verstegen, Little Chute; Miss Viola Grode, Appleton; 21 grandchildren.

Funeral services will be at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday at Holy Angels Catholic Church, Darboy. Burial will be in the Holy Angels Cemetery. Friends may call at the Greenwood Funeral Home, Kaukauna after 7 p.m. Tuesday. Rosary will be prayed at 8:30 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. 
Grode, Laura Helen (I29807)
 
100 Source: Appleton Post Crescent Obituary Wednesdy, June 15, 1994 Elvira Julia McDaniel Verbeten [Elvira Van Lannen] 1201 Garfield Ave. Little Chute

Age 94, died Wednesday, June 15, 1994 at Parkside Care Center. She was born March 6, 1900 in Wrightstown, the daughter of the Late John and Julia [Verbeten] Van Lannen. Elvira married Gordon McDaniel and they farmed in Kaukauna for 25 years. She worked at Prange's in Appleton for 16 years. She married Harold Verbeten in 1974 and moved to Lake Boundry in Crivitz, they returned to Little Chute in 1985. She was a member of Holy Cross Catholic Church, Kaukauna, VFW Auxiliary 3319 and the Christian Mothers.

She is survived by two sons and three daughters in-law; Victor and Jane McDaniel, Appleton; James and Betty McDaniel, Kaukauna; Dona McDaniel, Neenah; two daughters and four sons in-law; Margaret and Lyle, Kaufman, Kimberly; Jane and David George, Kaukauna; Clarence Sullivan, Kaukauna; Paul Kersten, Appleton; 24 grandchildren, 40 great grandchildren and four great great grandchildren; a brother, Howard Verbeten, Little Chute. She is further survived by nine step-children; Lorraine and Harvey Van Vreede, Blanche and Geranl Pynenberg, Carol and Ronald De Bruin all of Little Chute; Florence and John DeGoey, Combined Locks, Marion and Clyde Helein, Appleton; Lois and Donald Gonnering, Freedom; Earl and Elizabeth Verbeten, Kaukauna; Ralph and Evelyn Verbeten, Little Chute; Robert and Doris Verbeten, Little Chute; and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Gordon McDaniel in 1946; her second husband Harold Verbeten in 1986; four children; Anna Marie McDaniel, Mary Sullivan, Joan Kersten and John H. McDaniel; three grandchildren; Carl McDaniel, Mary McDaniel and John Kersten.

The funeral services will be at 5 p,n, Friday at Holy Cross Catholic Church, Kaukauna with Father Paul Paider officiating. Burial will be in St. Patrick Cemetery, Sniderville. Friends may call at Holy Cross Catholic Church, 309 Desnoyer St., from 3 p.m. on Friday until the time of services. In lieu of flowers a memorial fund has been established for St. Jude's Childrens Hospital. There will be no visitation at the Fargo Funeral Home, Kaukauna. 
VanLanen, Elvira Julia (I32829)
 

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