Nola E. Weber
Age 75 died peacefully on Monday, June 16, 2014 at Appleton Medical Center surrounded by her family. She was born June 6, 1939, daughter of the late Lester and Florence (Davis) Duehring. On September 3, 1960 Nola married Theodore “Ted” Weber in Oshkosh. The couple owned and operated Weber’s Supermarket in Kaukauna. Nola loved spending time at their cottage on Robert’s Lake, playing cards, going to the casino and baking. Nola was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother and will forever be missed.
She is survived by her husband of 54 years, Theodore E. Weber, Little Chute; their children, David (Mickey) Weber and their son, Kristopher, Neenah; John (Brenda) Weber and their children, Diana and Josh, Kaukauna; Sandra (Jeff) Wurm and their children, Eric and Alex, Appleton; a great-grandson, Coreday Thomas; 2 sisters and brothers-in-law: Faye (Shorty) Miller, Iola and Pat (Carl) Herrington, Pardeeville; numerous nieces, nephews and friends. She is further survived by her husband’s two brothers, Robert Weber, Oshkosh and Gary (Fran) Weber, Town of Blackwolf.
She was preceded in death by an infant son, Lester Theodore Weber.
A Memorial Service for Nola will be at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, June 19, 2014 at Boettcher Family Funeral Home, 2401 Fieldcrest Dr., Kaukauna with Rev. Walt Steinbach officiating. Friends will be received at the funeral home from 5:00 p.m. until the time of services. In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund is being established in her name.
Irene A. Mischler
Age 85, passed away on Tuesday, June 17, 2014 at her home surrounded by her family. She was born on July 22, 1928 in St. John, daughter of the late Thomas and Rose (Roehl) Schwabenlender. On February 12, 1952 she was united in marriage to Robert Mischler at St. John the Baptist Church in Hilbert. Irene was a longstanding and faithful member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Kaukauna for over 60 years.
Irene loved her family so much. She loved family gatherings especially at Christmas. Her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren were her pride and joy. Her husband Robert “Bob” was the love of her life. They were so committed to each other that they did everything together. They built a cabin in the woods up in Vilas County where they spent many summers with family and friends and traveled to Biloxi, Mississippi for 30 years with Bob’s brother Ben and sister-in-law Betty. Irene loved to golf and was on the ladies golf team at Countryside Golf Course for over 30 years with special friend Nancy. She loved the fish fries on Friday nights at Countryside, going with special friends Nancy and Bernie and Ben and Betty. Irene was a volunteer for 30 years at the Grignon Mansion where she was a docent. She and Bob also were active in Meals on Wheels for the past 17 years.
Irene is survived by her husband of 62 years, Robert; her 7 children: Robert (Donna) Mischler, Jr., Thomas (Allison) Mischler, Timothy (Tricia) Mischler, David (special friend Patti) Mischler, Patricia (Keith) Peipenburg, Susan (Cyril) Mader, and Debra (Mark) Mitchell; 16 Grandchildren: Nicole, Joshua, Adam, Amber, Steve, Crystal, Sierra, Kacie, Logan, Wyatt, Madison, Matthew, Michele, Tim, Jessica, and Michaela; 20 great-grandchildren and special little Buddy Hailey.
She was preceded in death by her parents and a grandson Sam.
The Mass of Christian Burial for Irene will be at 12:00 Noon on Friday, June 20, 2014 at ST. KATHARINE DREXEL PARISH at ST. Mary Church, 119 West 7th St., Kaukauna with Fr. Jerry Pastors and Fr. Willard Van De Loo concelebrating. Friends will be received at church from 9:30 a.m. until the time of service. In lieu of flowers a memorial fund in Irene’s name is being established. The family has chosen Boettcher Family Funeral Home, Kaukauna to assist them.
The family wishes to extend their gratitude to Dr.’s Conkright, Connors, and Wagner as well as the Staff of Affinity Hospice: Laurie, Heather, Mary, Melissa, Shelly, and Cliff.
Barbara Lee Mathis
Age 65, passed away on June 20, 2014 at St. Paul Home in Kaukauna. She was born on July 25, 1948 in Appleton, the second daughter of the late Vincent and Veronica (Kroeger) Hartzheim. Barb worked as a waitress at her parents restaurant, “The Grill”. She was a graduate of Kaukauna High School, class of 1966. She then went on to nursing school at “The Cradle” in Evanston, IL. She worked in the art field for many years until her health issues prevented her from doing so. Barb was a fun, loving person that always had a smile on her face and enjoyed joking around with people. She will be dearly missed. Barb’s passion in life were her grandchildren and she always had pictures with her to show to whoever she might run into. She enjoyed her many craft projects that kept her busy. She always looked forward to playing scrabble and enjoyed life by spending it with her many different groups of friends.
Barbara is survived by her daughter: Michelle (Robert) Kobussen and their children: Joshua and Ashlyn of Kaukauna; her son: Mark (Camella) Mathis and their children: Jacob and Derek of Mississippi; sisters: Sharon Jansen (special friend Larry Frankze), Donna Van Schyndel (special friend Steve Krohlow), Vicki (Tom) Dreissen, numerous nieces and nephews, many great nieces and nephews, her best friend Mary Huss, her “adopted mother” LaVerne Goetzman, special friends Pat Van Linn and Pauline Krueger, her card club gang, several treasured friends from high school, and her many friends she had made during her working days. Preceding her in death were her parents, brothers Allen and Craig Hartzheim, and special friends Gail Balthazor and Joni Heilman.
The Mass of Christian Burial for Barbara will be held at 5:00 PM on Tuesday, June 24, 2014 at ST. KATHARINE DREXEL PARISH @ ST. ALOYSIUS CHURCH, 2401 Main Av., Kaukauna with Fr. Jerry Pastors celebrating. Burial will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery. Friends may call directly at the church on Tuesday from 3:00 PM until the time of the mass. In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund in Barbara’s name is being established.
Boniface J. Kempen
A long time resident of Hollandtown prayed and confessed Jesus Christ as his Lord and Savior on June 18, 2014. He went home to be with his Savior on June 23, 2014. He was born November 6, 1926 in the Town of Buchanan, son of the late Peter and Marie (Coenen) Kempen. On September 2, 1950 he was united in marriage to Ann Vander Zanden in Darboy. Bonny attended Military Junction one room schoolhouse and graduated from Kaukauna High School, class of 1944. He entered the U.S. Navy, serving for two years in the Pacific theater and was honorably discharged in 1946. Bonny was a longstanding member of the Wrightstown American Legion, Urban Klister Post #436. He was an active member of St. Francis Catholic Church in Hollandtown, where he was a member of the mixed choir and men’s choir. Bonny also enjoyed coaching basketball and baseball for the Hollandtown Raiders. For 63 years he sold Watkin’s Quality Products and was known as “The Watkin’s Man”. Bonny was also an avid golfer, bowler, Packer, Brewer and Bucks fan.
He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Ann; his five children: Carol (Alan) Tuttoilmondo, Diane Kempen, Jim (Brenda) Kempen, Becky (Ivan) Mesa, and Elaine (Roberto) Rodriguez; daughter-in-law, Sue Kempen; 15 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren; 4 sisters: Lorna Van Handel, Arlene (Roger) Bruecker, Jan (Erv) Nettekoven, and Laverne (Dave) Weigert; 2 brothers: Hal Kempen and Gerry (Geri) Kempen.
He was preceded in death by his parents, a son Jack, 3 brothers: Marvin, Paul, and Dick Kempen, and other in-laws.
A Celebration of Bonny’s life will be held at Noon on Saturday, June 28, 2014 at St. Katharine Drexel Parish at St. Francis Church, Hollandtown with Fr. Jerry Pastors officiating. Friends may call at church from 9:30 a.m. until the time of mass. In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund is being established. The family has chosen Boettcher Family Funeral Home, Kaukauna to assist them.
Age 54, died on Tuesday, June 24, 2014 at her home. She was born August 13, 1959 in Kaukauna, daughter of the late John and Evelyn (Behling) Spierings. Ann was employed at Fox Communities Credit Union for over 35 years. She was an avid Wisconsin Sports enthusiast, being a Brewer, Packer, and Badger fan. Ann enjoyed reading, loved watching any sporting event on T.V. She loved family events and her family was the most important thing in her life.
She is survived by her son, Jon Feucht, Kimberly, a brother, Mike (June) Spierings; 4 sisters and brothers-in-law: Karen Spierings, Kaukauna, Elaine (Gary) Grossman, Kaukauna, Nancy (Hank) Kokke, Galesville and Eileen (Bob) Van Camp, Kaukauna; numerous nieces and nephews. She is further survived by her ex-husband and his family: Dan Feucht, Matthew and Sarah.
A Memorial Service for Ann will be held at 12 Noon on Saturday, June 28, 2014 at BOETTCHER FAMILY FUNERAL HOME, 2401 Fieldcrest Dr., Kaukauna with Fr. Bob Kollath officiating. Friends may call at the funeral home from 9:30 a. m. until the time of service. In Lieu of flowers, a memorial fund is being established in her name.
Passed away peacefully on June 28, 2014. She was born January 23, 1934, the daughter of the late Fred and Kitty Jacques, she lived most of her life in Kaukauna. She was the beloved wife of the late Tom for more than 53 years. Jacquie graduated from Kaukauna High School and UW School of Nursing. After many years as an Industrial Nurse at Kimberly Clark, she became a School Nurse for the Kaukauna School System. Her “can do” attitude touched the lives of many in the community. She was a member of Holy Cross Catholic Church in Kaukauna.
She was the loving mother of Mark (Kimberly) Amy (Bill Sarles) and Craig (Mary); the cherished grandmother of Molly, Megan, Emily, Lauren, Josh and Nic; dear sister of Lee and the late Dale and Donnie. She is further survived by sisters-in-law: Sue and Judy Jacques.
A Memorial Mass for Jacquie will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, July 5, 2014 at ST. KATHARINE DREXEL PARISH at ST. FRANCIS CHURCH, Hollandtown with Fr. Jerry Pastors officiating. Friends may call at church from 9:00 a.m. until the time of mass. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the Kaukauna High School Alumni Foundation, PO Box 98, Kaukauna, WI 54130. The family has chosen Boettcher Family Funeral Home, Kaukauna to assist them.
Special thanks and blessings to the staff of Kimberly Assisted Living and Southern Care Hospice.
Age 59, died unexpectedly on July 9, 2014, at her home. She was born May 17, 1955, daughter of the late Melvin and Alice (Hosking) Schauer. She is survived by her children: Bonnie Piepenburg (special friend Kevin Werth), Tom Fjellerad (special friend Michelle Clark) and Skyler Fjellerad (special friend Amber Agen); her brothers and sisters: Tom Schauer, Janice (David) Mott, Sue (Mike) Niec, Ginny (John) Courtney and Tim Schauer. She is further survived by nieces, nephews, and other relatives.
She was preceded in death by her parents and a brother Mark.
It was Mary’s wish to have no funeral service. A celebration of her life will be held at a later date.
The family has chosen Boettcher Family Funeral Home, Kaukauna to assist them.
Harold G. Duchow
Age 93, passed away on Tuesday, July 1, 2014 at Chilton Medical Center. He was born on December 23, 1920 in Collins, WI, son of the late Bernard and Amelia (Kiesow) Duchow. On April 12, 1947, he was united in marriage to Irene Bergelin at St. Luke’s Lutheran Church in Chilton and together they celebrated 67 years of marriage. Together they farmed for many years in the Town of Hilbert. Harold then worked for Thilmany Paper Mill for nearly 15 years until his retirement. He was an avid woodsman, liked to play sheepshead, and loved to tinker in his shop.
He is survived by his wife, Irene; two daughters: Joyce (Jerry) Diedrich and Janet (Bill) Schroeder; five grandchildren: Michelle (Craig) Piepenburg, Jolynn (Ben) Ives, Jill Diedrich, Jeremy (special friend Aimee) Hostettler, and Ellen (Joe) Petrie; ten great-grandchildren. He is further survived by numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Preceding him in death were his parents, a son-in-law, Jim Schabach, and thirteen brothers and sisters.
Funeral services for Harold will be held at 12:00 PM on Monday, July 7, 2014 at BETHANY LUTHERAN Church, 124 West 10th Street, Kaukauna with Rev. Levi Willms officiating. Burial will be in St. Luke Cemetery in the Town of Chilton. Friends will be received directly at the church on Sunday from 5-7 PM and again on Monday from 10 AM until the time of services. In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund is being established in Harold’s name.
Viola A. Evers
Age 90, was taken into Gods loving hands the morning of July 6, 2014. She was born on June 7, 1924 in Kaukauna, daughter of the late Peter and Lucy (Coenen) Diedrick. On May 3, 1947 she was united in marriage to Edward Evers and they shared 53 years of marriage together before he preceded her in death in January of 2000. They farmed all the years they were married, at first in Crivitz raising pheasants and then in Freedom where they farmed until their retirement in December of 1978. Vi was a lifelong member of St. Nicholas Catholic Church in Freedom. Her faith was very important to her and she rarely missed Sunday services until her feet could no longer carry her there. She was an active member of the Freedom VFW Auxiliary and the Freedom Golden Agers where she held the secretary position for 9 years. She helped with the Freedom meal site where she served meals to the elderly people who needed a healthy meal. She was also an active member of the Freedom Christian Mothers, and was a volunteer at the election pools. Even as a child, she was a farm girl. Until the day of her death, she always loved to watch things grow. She was a wonderful cook and many people remember her for her famous homemade bread and Saturdays at her house consisted of making 6 loaves of bread and a large kettle of homemade coup. She loved to play cards, whether it be sheepshead with the number of card playing family and friends, Skip-Bo with her children and grandchildren, or Euchre on Wednesdays with her lady friends. She also enjoyed and was looking forward to going to her son’s home in Gleason, WI where all her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren would get together for a weekend in July for fun in the sun. She thoroughly enjoyed watching everyone have fun.
Vi is survived by her loving children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great-grandchild: Jim & Marilyn Evers and their children: Bret & Julie Evers, Heather & Devin Grdinic; Carol & Rick Bichel and their children: Todd & Heather Van Boxtel and their children Travis and Brittany; Lona Van Boxtel and her children: Kayla & Crystal; Tara & Quentin Kasuboski and their children: Nathan, Maya, Lucas, & Parker, and Hailey & Emily Bichel; Carl & Betty Evers and their children: Scott & Beth Schuh and their children: Jamie & Cassidy; Glen & Kris Vosters and their children: Derek & Alex, and Jeff & Shelly Sturm and their children: Karissa (her son Weston), Jacob & Nathan; Nancy & John Ziegert and their children: Michelle and Eric Vande Hey and his son Braiden; Tom & Heather Ziegert and their children: Jackson & Benjamin; Brian & Sara Ziegert and their children: Madison, Grace, Johnathon, and Luke; Jerry & Connie Evers and their children: Craig & Angie Evers and their children: Shawn, Robyn, and Reese; Bryan & Tracey Plamann and their children: Kira, Eva & Noah; Keith & Emily Evers and their child Lainee, and Kyle Evers; Cheryl Van Toll and her children: Bailey & Timber. She is further survived by her sisters, sisters-in-law and brother-in-law: Bernice & Ray Ver Voort, Lorraine Uitenbroek, Ev Diedrick, and Delores Diedrick; Ed’s family: Hank & Ade Evers, Sylvester “Whitey” & Peg Evers, George & Celeste Evers, Tony & Lorayne Evers, Rosie Evers, Katie & Ray “Heimer” Brockman, Delia Joosten, Don Evers, and Ron Beattie. Her special Godchildren: Phyllis Van Asten, Luanne Vosters, Tim Brockman, Chris Evers, & Lona Van Boxtel. She also leaves behind numerous nieces, nephews, friends, and many other loved ones that had the great pleasure to know her. Preceding her in death were her parents, Ed’s parents: John and Minnie (Hietpas) Evers; her brothers and brothers-in-law: Joe and Ernie Diedrick, Don Uitenbroek, and Ed’s relation: Ray and Del Evers, Martin Joosten, Gordy Evers, Elaine Evers, and Mary Ann Beattie.
Mom, you were the best Mom anyone could ask for. You were an inspiration to all of us. You were a very special lady always willing to help anyone you could at anytime. You will be greatly missed by all who know you.
We love you very much,
The Mass of Christian Burial for Viola will be held at 10:30 AM on Wednesday, July 9, 2014 at St. Nicholas Catholic Church, W2037 County Road S, Freedom with Fr. Walter Stumpf celebrating. Entombment will be in Highland Memorial Park in Appleton. Friends may call at Boettcher Family Funeral Home, 2401 Fieldcrest Dr., Kaukauna on Tuesday (TODAY) from 4-8 PM where a parish prayer service will conclude the evening, and again at the church on Wednesday from 9 AM until the time of mass.
Age 87, passed away Saturday, July12, 2014, following a courageous battle with cancer. She was born March 3, 1927, in Hollandtown, daughter of the late William and Mary (Weyenberg) Van Dera. At the age of 85, she retired from Building Services Group where she was employed for many years cleaning in the Kaukauna School System. She was an active member with St. Katharine Drexel Parish at St. Aloysius Catholic Church of Kaukauna.
Survivors include 8 children: Karen Jackels, Black Creek; Dale Nackers (Appleton); Lois Ludwig (Shawano); Roy (Ann) Nackers, Appleton, Jim (Joan) Nackers, Combined Locks; Mark (Pat) Nackers (Darboy); Lisa (Dave Rupiper), Appleton and Vicky (Dennis) Bayer, Combined Locks; 25 grandchildren and 17 great grandchildren, sister and brothers-in-law: Jean Van Dera, Little Chute; June Van Dera, Appleton; Mary Nackers, Freedom; Rose (Vincent) Schmidt, Combined Locks; Margaret (Clyde) Romensko, DePere; Marie Nackers (Kaukauna); Leo (Alice) Nackers, Seymour and numerous nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Victor Nackers (of almost 50 years), 2 sons: Daniel and Michael Nackers; 2 sons-in-law: Joseph Ludwig and William Jackels, her brothers: Pete, Hank, Ted and Bob Van Dera; sisters-in-law: Elaine and Blanche Van Dera, Eunice Tennessen and Evelyn Nackers; brothers-in-law: Jerry and Russell Nackers, Bernard Tennessen and her father and mother-in-law, Henry and Petronella Nackers.
A Mass of Christian Burial for Loretta will be held at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, July 16, 2014, at St. Katharine Drexel Parish at St. Aloysius Catholic Church, 2401 Main Ave., Kaukauna with Fr. Jerry Pastors officiating. Friends may call directly at church from 2 p.m. until the time of mass. Entombment will take place in Highland Memorial Park, Appleton. Boettcher Family Funeral Home will be handling the funeral arrangements. A memorial fund has been established in her name. A special thank you to Dr. Guenther and staff at Appleton Medical Center, Dr. Johnson and his staff at Kaukauna Clinic as well as the nursing staff at St. Paul’s Elder Services in Kaukauna.
We have been truly blessed to have such an amazing mother. She made us all feel very special. We love you and know you will always be with us. Rest in peace.
Jean Van Dera
Jean Magdelean Van Dera, age 88, went home to our Lord on Thursday, July 17th, 2014 with her daughter at her side. She was born on February 24, 1926 to the late Nicholas & Gertrude (VandeHey) Vandenberg. On May 2, 1944 she married her husband of 62 years, Theodore J Van Dera, who preceded her in death in 2006. Jean worked at Riverside Paper Mill for nine years, helped her husband on the milk route for six years before purchasing the bar known as “Ted & Jean’s Bar” in St. John which they ran for 34 years, before retiring to their home on Boundary Lake near Crivitz and then to Kaukauna. Jean loved to write & always had a dream to write a book. In 1996 her dream was fulfilled and her book, “A Twist of Faith” was complete.
Jean is survived by her daughter Pamela Van Dera, New Holstein; and her son Theodore W. Van Dera, Appleton; her grandchildren: Jason (Mette) Hervig, Justin Van Dera, and Amanda Verkuilen; great grandchildren: Kieshon, Analeigha, Ariela, Madalynn, & William; sisters & brothers-in-law: Pearl Pleshek, Isabell (Gilbert) Vosters, June (Merlin) School, & Joan Schultz; sister-in-law June Van Dera, & brother-in-law James Hoffman.
Jean was preceded in death by her husband Theodore, her 3 sisters & a brother: Zeta Huisman and her husbands Emery Mollen, and Nic Huisman, Yvonne Hoffman, Margie Vandenberg, Douglas (Carol) Vandenberg; brothers-in-law & sisters-in-law: Roy Pleshek, Bill Schultz, Pete (Elaine)Van Dera, Hank (Blanche)Van Dera, Bob Van Dera, Loretta (Victor) Nackers.
A Mass of Christian Burial for Jean will be held at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, July 22, 2014, at St. John's Nepomucene Catholic Church, 323 Pine Street, little Chute with Msgr. James Vanden Hogen celebrating. Friends my call directly at church from 2 p.m. until the time of mass. Entombment will take place in Highland memorial Park, Appleton. Boettcher Family Funeral Home will be handling the funeral arrangements. A memorial fund has been established in her name. - See more at: http://ww.legacy.com/obituaries/postcrescent;
Jean was a real people person & will be missed by the many whose lives she had touched.
Kathleen “Kathy” M. Ott
Age 65, died peacefully on Monday July 21, 2014 at home with her family by her side, following a courageous battle with cancer. She was born February 5, 1949 in Appleton, WI, daughter of the late George and Audrey (Lamers) Deeg. On March 14, 1969 Kathy married Randy Ott. The couple resided in the Sherwood area their entire married lives. Kathy was a dedicated volunteer, a talented seamstress and a wonderful wife, mom, grandma, “seester”, and a friend to “ALL”. She will be sewn in our hearts forever, we love you! Kathy loved bingo and going to the grandchildren’s activities. She was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Sherwood. Kathy was a meal site manager for Meals on Wheels for over 15 years.
Kathy is survived by her husband, Randy, Sherwood; 4 sons: Randy Jr. (Lori), Spokane, WA, Mark (Laura), Chilton, Ryon (Heather), Appleton, and Kristopher (Lori), Hilbert; 7 grandchildren: Morgan, Trevor, Taylor, Brianna, Vincent, Logan, Sophia, and baby Ott on the way; 1 “seester”, Karen Van Dinter, Neenah; 3 brothers: Ron (Terri) Deeg, Georgia, Alan (Angela) Deeg, Appleton, and Dan (Terri) Deeg, Indiana; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.
Mass of Christian Burial for Kathy will be at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, July 26, 2014 at St. John-Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Sherwood with Fr. Michael Betley officiating. Friends may call on Friday, July 25, 2014 at Boettcher Family Funeral Home, 2401 Fieldcrest Dr., Kaukauna from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., with a parish prayer concluding the evening. Friends may call again directly at church on Saturday from 8:30 a.m. until the time of mass. In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund is being established in her name.
The family would like to express sincere thanks to the staff of Fox Valley Hematology & Oncology at Martha Siekman Center and the staff of Theda Care at Home Hospice.