Dorothy G. Bauer                                                     Denese M. Rieth 

Germaine C. McCabe                                               Gilbert C. Bonnin

Ilo I. Blumreich                                                          Steven H. Knott

Dallas W. Werner                                                      Connie L. Brick

Audrey B. Rooyakkers                                             Aaron R. Schmit

The Boettcher Family Funeral Home

Dorothy G. Bauer
Fond du Lac
(Formerly of Kaukauna)

Age 92, passed away on Friday, August 8, 2014 at Fond du Lac Lutheran Home. She was born March 15, 1922 in Greenleaf, WI, daughter of the late Clark and Lillian (Baum) Phillips. On May 5, 1945 Dorothy married Tom Bauer in Philadelphia, he preceded her in death. Dorothy served in the US Coast Guard “SPARS” during WWII. She retired from Kaukauna Hospital after 25 years of service as a ward secretary. Dorothy was a member of Trinity Ev. Lutheran Church in Kaukauna.

Dorothy is survived by a daughter, Sue La Fond, DePere; 2 grandchildren, 5 great-grandchildren and 1 great great-grandchild: Parker (Anne) Hansen, Green Bay and their children, Xavier, Vincent and Ayonna at home; Amy Schoepke, Eldorado and her children, Cody (Jamie) Schoepke, Milwaukee, Bryanna (Brandon) Bruger and their daughter, Lacey, of Bloomington, IL.

 She was preceded in death by her husband, Tom and a sister, Virginia Phillips.  

A private memorial service will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund is being established. The Family has chosen Boettcher Family Funeral Home, 2401 Fieldcrest Dr., Kaukauna to assist them.


Denese M. Rieth

Age 86, passed away on Sunday, August 10, 2014 at Appleton Medical Center. She was born on July 16, 1928 in Askeaton, daughter of the late Emmett and Viola (Baine) Clancy. On June 19, 1948 she was united in marriage to John Rieth and together they celebrated 51 years of marriage. Denese enjoyed fishing, playing cribbage, and gardening.

She is survived by her 4 children: Nancy Pomeroy, Susie (Fred) Steger, Thomas (Cathy) Rieth and Daniel (Cheryl) Rieth; 12 grandchildren: Lisa (David) Loritz, Casey (Amy) Clark, Toby (Jackie) Clark, Kelly Vanden Elzen, Brady Pomeroy, Ben (Becky) Steger, Candi (Matt) Teske, Amber Steger, Reba (Jake) Vandeloo, Nick Rieth, Jake (Alicia) Rieth, and Ryan Rieth; 17 great-grandchildren; a sister, Marion Schreck, 3 sisters-in-law: Jane Clancy, Mary Clancy, and Betty Clancy. She is further survived by nieces, nephews, and other relatives.    

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, John, 3 sisters, and 4 brothers.

The Memorial Mass for Denese will be held at 4:00 p.m. on Wednesday, August 13, 2014 at HOLY CROSS CATHOLIC CHURCH, 309 Desnoyer St., Kaukauna with Fr. Tom Pomeroy officiating.  Friends will be received directly at church on Wednesday from 2:00 p.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.

The family wishes to express  their gratitude to the staff at Appleton Medical Center.


Germaine C. Mc Cabe

Age 84, passed away in peace and comfort on Monday, August 11, 2014 at Parkside Care Center in Little Chute following a short illness. She was born on October 22, 1929 in Kaukauna, daughter of the late William and Genevieve (Van Dyke) Martzahl.  On April 15, 1950 she was united in marriage to Howard P. Mc Cabe at Holy Cross Catholic Church in Kaukauna.  They were married for 56 years before he preceded her in death on January 7, 2006.  Germaine was a lifelong member of St. Mary’s Church, Kaukauna.  Although she worked briefly for Kaukauna Club, her life’s devotion was being a stay-at-home mother to her six children.  Germaine enjoyed singing in St. Mary’s Choir, traveling, and playing bingo.  Reading, crocheting, and praying the rosary for anyone in need were a few of her favorite pastimes.  Her grandchildren and great-grandchildren were her pride and joy. 

She is survived by her children: Dan (Linda) Mc Cabe, Kaukauna, Sarah (Ken) Van Mun, Kimberly, William Mc Cabe, Kaukauna, Kathleen (fiancé Shawn Demerath), Combined Locks, Patricia Mc Cabe, Philadelphia, Mary (Todd) Roovers, Kaukauna; twelve grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.  She is further survived by sisters: Mary Krueger, MaryJane (Bob) Milheiser, Ann (Tom) Jansen, and brothers: Paul (Sandy) Martzahl and Gerald Martzahl; sisters-in-law: Rita Martzahl and Dorothy Mc Cabe.  She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Howard, brothers Jack Martzahl and Gene Martzahl, sister Clara Van Dyke, brothers-in-law: Leon Krueger, Clarence Van Dyke, and Harold Mc Cabe, sisters-in-law: Vivian Martzahl, Doris Mc Cabe, and Lorraine (Sr. John) Mc Cabe.

The Mass of Christian Burial for Germaine will be held at 4:00 PM on Thursday, August 14, 2014 at St. Katharine Drexel Parish @ St. Mary Church, 119 West Seventh St., Kaukauna with Fr. Jerry Pastors celebrating.  Interment will be in Holy Cross Cemetery.  Friends will be received directly at the church on Thursday from 1:00 PM until the time of the mass.  In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund in Germaine’s name is being established.

A special thanks to Parkside Care Center for the wonderful care given to Germaine these past two months.


Gilbert C. Bonnin

Gilbert Clarence Bonnin, formerly of Appleton, peacefully went to his heavenly home on Saturday, August 2, 2014 in Germantown, WI.  He was born on February 15, 1930, in Two Rivers, WI, son of the late Clarence and Bernice (Schoenike) Bonnin.  On December 11, 1949, Gilbert was united in marriage to Faye Ann Raaths in Zachow, WI.  The couple farmed in Bonduel before moving to Appleton.  Gilbert owned and operated Trade Mark Construction as a builder and contractor building many homes in the Fox Valley area.  He also worked as a realtor in sales and investments.  During his retirement, he drove coach tours and helped his wife Faye with her jewelry stores, Faye’s Fine Jewelry and Guild Jewelers in Neenah.  Gilbert and Faye were long time members of Riverview Ev. Lutheran Church in Appleton.  Gilbert had a love for life and he always had a smile for everyone.  He had many interests including flying, gardening, woodworking, golfing, fishing, and hunting.  He could fix anything.  But he most enjoyed spending time with his family. 

He is survived by his three children: Gary Bonnin, Phoenix, AZ, Hope (Sanford) Melville, Park City, UT, and Joy (John) Paulbeck, Germantown, WI; nine grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren; his sisters: June Zasada and Shirley Rasmussen, both of Green Bay, WI.  He is further survived by many nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.  He was preceded in death by his wife, Faye, his parents, a brother Dale, brothers-in-law: David Zasada and Ron Rasmussen, and a niece Traci.

Funeral services for Gilbert will be held at 11:00 AM on Saturday, August 23, 2014 at Riverview Lutheran Church, 136 West Seymour Street, Appleton, WI.  Friends may call directly at the church on Saturday from 10:30 AM until the time of services.  In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund in Gilbert’s name is being established.


Ilo Isabel Blumreich

On August 15, 2014, the Lord opened wide his loving arms to welcome his servant Ilo Isabel Blumreich (nee Foate), to be with him in heaven.  Ilo was born on November 4, 1915, daughter of the late Walter and Olga (Mosling) Foate in Mosling, WI.  She lived to be 98.  Ilo had the ability to look at people through God’s eyes and see the good in them.  She had a heart full of love, and because of this, showed compassion and empathy to family and friends alike.  She also was a true source of help when help couldn’t be found.  As she stands before God, He will say “Ilo, job well done, my servant”.

The past 22 years, Ilo had been residing at Greenfield Manor in Little Chute, WI.  In February, she resided at The Bridges of Appleton (formerly Appleton Health Care), where she passed.  The family acknowledges the staff there for their loving care of Ilo in her last months of life on this earth.  She is joining her cherished husband Clayton Blumreich and beloved son, Jack Blumreich in heaven, her parents, Walter and Olga Foate and six siblings: Walter, Earl, Sydney, John and Opal Severson and Clayton’s parents: John and Anna Blumreich.

She is survived by her daughter, Gloria (Doug) Potter, Wauwatosa; a daughter-in-law, Joan Blumreich (nee Nettekoven), Kaukauna; a sister, Faye Bailey, San Diego; her Godchild, Winton Severson, Appleton.  Ilo was blessed with grandchildren: Jaye Schultz (nee Blumreich) Appleton, Jim Blumreich and Gail Wians, Appleton, Jerri Blumreich and Joe Blumreich, Kaukauna, Brian and Sarah Potter, Milwaukee.  She was thrilled that she was able to watch them grow and God continued to bless her with great-grandchildren: Ben and Jessica Schultz, Little Chute, Chad and Emily Kolasinski, Menasha, Philip Schultz, Texas, and Joshua Blumreich, Greenleaf.  Her great-great-grandchildren are Riley, Aiden, and Jack Schultz and Shelby and Clayton Kolasinski.  She loved each one of them dearly.  They were her joy, and she was proud of them all. 

Ilo was also a good friend and took joy in her friendships.  Many of her friends have preceded her in death, however, she was strong in her faith and realized she would greet them again in heaven.  Her friends who survive her were a blessing in her life.  There were many opportunities for Ilo to serve her Lord.  She was a faithful member of Trinity Ev. Lutheran Church in Kaukauna where she served as a member of the Ladies Aid Society, Altar Guild, Church Choir, and Lutherans Women’s Missionary Society.  Bible class participation was essential to her faith as she studied God’s word so she could live her life in service to her Lord. 

Funeral services for Ilo will be held at 11:00 AM on Wednesday, August 20, 2014 at Trinity Ev. Lutheran Church, 804 Grignon Street, Kaukauna with Revs. Tim Wilkens and Curtis Mau officiating.  Interment will be in Highland Memorial, Appleton.  Family and friends will be received at the Boettcher Family Funeral Home, 2401 Fieldcrest Dr., Kaukauna on Tuesday from 5-8 PM and again at the church on Wednesday from 9:30 AM until the time of services.  Ilo’s wishes were that memorial be given to God’s glory.  Meaningful to her were Lutheran Women’s Missionary Society, Central Africa Medical Mission, Trinity Lutheran School “wish fund”, and Trinity Lutheran School Building Fund. 

We thank God with those who passed before her to praise Him for allowing us to know her and love her and we cherish her commitment to God, church, and family.


Steven H. Knott

 Age 59, passed away unexpectedly from complications of chemotherapy and West Nile Virus on Sunday August 31, 2014. He left us with his entire being drenched in his family’s tears of sadness and wrapped in a thick, heavy and raw love for him. Steve was born November 27, 1954 in Kaukauna, son of the late Roy and Elsie (Miller) Knott. In 1977, he married Lori Wendzikowski. They brought 2 beautiful daughters into the world. In 1986, he married Denise Deering and they brought 2 beautiful daughters into the world. Steve was a fun loving guy and never took life too seriously. He loved his motorcycle and our yearly trips of adventure. He spent many years up north making those around him laugh. He also enjoyed hunting and driving his Nova.        

Steve is survived by his loving wife and soul mate, Denise; his 4 daughters: Kelly (special friend Michael Aquino), Nicole (Ethan) Jensen, Kasey (Chris) Van Groll, and Kristin (special friend Cameron Green); 2 grandchildren: Olivia Robinson and Colton Van Groll; 2 brothers: Mike (Barb) Knott and Roy (Rose) Knott Jr.; 2 sisters: Kay Tucker and Lynn Knott. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews who loved their Uncle Doc.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Roy and Elsie (Knott) Kobs, his in-laws: Erle and Darlene Deering and his best friend, Dennis Copet.  

 A Memorial Gathering for Steve will be held from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Friday, September 5, 2014 at BOETTCHER FAMILY FUNERAL HOME, 2401 Fieldcrest Dr., Kaukauna. In Lieu of flowers, a memorial fund is being established. 

Thank you to the special staff at St. Elizabeth Hospital, especially the nurses on the 4th floor for going above and beyond, and for the amazingly brilliant team at the University of Wisconsin in Madison for tirelessly working to try and save him. 

To my honey – I am reeling from the loss of my one and only. I can’t even begin to find the words to express the devastation that landed in my heart and crushed it when I had to say good-bye. Every day forward will be filled with a sense of utter grief that I no longer get to see the twinkle in your beautiful eyes, feel the strength of your strong arms around me protecting me, and enjoying your amazing sense of humor. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for being the hardest worker I have ever known, your family always knew they could count on you. Denise

Dear Dad – we are not ready to let you go! You are our compass, the one who wouldn’t mince words about what you expected from us. You handled all the emotion of 4 daughters with a perfect balance of strength and fun. Oh how we will miss having a beer with you and watching you do your “Captain Morgan” stance. Our hearts are irreversibly broken forever. We will miss and long for you every second of every day of the rest of our lives. We feel empty without you. We love you. Kelly, Nikki, Kasey and Kristin


Dallas W. Werner

 Age 82, passed away peacefully on Sunday, September 7, 2014 at American Grand Assisted Living in Kaukauna. He was born July 8, 1932 on a farm just outside of Seymour, WI, the son of the late Herman and Marie (Voight) Werner. He was the youngest of five children having three brothers and one sister. Dallas attended school in Seymour graduating valedictorian of his class in 1950. After high school Dallas moved to Minnesota with his brother to sell vacuum cleaners for a year. He then moved to Madison, WI to attend college. Deciding to enlist in the military and serve his country in the Korean War he left college early. Dallas served overseas for two years. Upon his return he attended the University of Wisconsin – Oshkosh where he earned a B.S. in Physics in 1958. Dallas continued his education at the University of Iowa to earn his masters. There he worked with Physicist Dr. Van Allen on research from the Explorer Satellite program. His professional career began in 1959 in Kaukauna, Wisconsin being hired as a Physics and Math teacher. It was there he met his wife Mary and began their family. Dallas introduced computers to Kaukauna High School and with a goal of having a computer in every classroom. At the time of his retirement this goal was realized. He was active in the school system and his community. He loved coaching football and served as head coach of the freshman and JV football programs for twelve years. Dallas was active in Kiwanis, 1000 Island Environmental Center, UNICEF, Special Olympics, and his church. He was a long-standing and faithful member of Immanuel United Church of Christ in Kaukauna.   

 Dallas was a dedicated loving husband, father, grandfather, friend and teacher. His life was one of service to others. He enjoyed life and lived it to the fullest, a caring and gentle man who will be remembered in our hearts forever. To his students, F = ma  

 He is survived by his wife, Mary; his children: Brad (Sara) Werner and Wendi (Brad) Jedwabny; eight grandchildren: Keegan Krueger (fiancé Justin Baur), Kylie Krueger (fiancé Terry Waters), Zachary Werner, Annalise Werner, Haley Corcoran, Olivia Jedwabny, Maya Corcoran, and Jenna Jedwabny; sisters-in-law: Virginia Werner and Jan Feldmann. He is further survived by nieces, nephews, and other relatives.

Preceding him in death were his parents, three brothers: Harold, Earl, and Marvin, a sister, Margaret, and a brother-in-law, Duane Feldmann.

 Memorial services for Dallas will be held at 4:00 p.m. on Friday, September 12, 2014 at IMMANUEL UCC, 510 Sullivan Ave., Kaukauna with Pastor Gregory Smith officiating. Friends may call directly at church from 1:00 p.m. until the time of service. In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund in Dallas’s name is being established for 1000 Islands Nature Center, Kiwanis Club, and Immanuel UCC. Interment will be in Union Cemetery.


Connie L. Brick

 Age 56, died unexpectedly on Sunday September 7, 2014 as the result of a motorcycle accident. She was born March 29, 1958 in Appleton, the daughter of Bernard and Patricia (Lamers) Miller. On March 4, 1989 she was united in marriage to Kevin M. Brick at Holy Cross Catholic Church in Kaukauna. Connie received her Bachelor’s Degree from UWGB in 2006 and went on to receive her Master’s Degree from Marian University in 2011. She was presently employed by West Corp. in Appleton as a Training Specialist. She was very proud of completing the Fox Cities half-marathon in 2013. Connie loved the performing arts and regularly attended events at the PAC. She had a passion for country music and regularly attended the Hodag Country Festival in Rhinelander. She loved to sing karaoke wherever she was allowed. She also enjoyed watching baseball and was a season ticket holder for the Packers with Kevin. Above all, she was extremely proud of her family and enjoyed the time spent with her grandchildren.  

 Connie is survived by her husband, Kevin; her three children: Eric (special friend Nikki Pralle) Vanden Boogard, Kim (Brian) Kosmosky, and Lindsay (fiancé Scott Goldsmith) Brick; five granddaughters: Marlee Vanden Boogard, Makennah Vandehey, Nevaeh Kosmosky, Danicah Kosmosky, and Caroline Goldsmith; her parents: Bernie (Elaine) Miller and Pat Van De Hey; mother-in-law, Lorraine Brick; six brothers and sisters: Jean (Mike) Van Wychen, Joan Sanderfoot, Steve Miller, Carol (Ron) Samp, Scott (Kerri) Miller, and Amy (Mike) Bodoh; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law: Tom (Cindy) Brick, Tiffany (David) Ortiz. She is further survived by nieces, nephews, and other relatives. 

 She was preceded in death by her father-in-law, Terrance Brick; her two step-fathers: Larry Wolff and Lloyd Van De Hey and a brother-in-law, Ray Sanderfoot.

 The Memorial Mass for Connie will be at 12:00 Noon on Monday, September 15, 2014 at ST. KATHARINE DREXEL PARISH at ST. Mary Church, 119 West 7th St., Kaukauna with Fr. Jerry Pastors officiating. Friends will be received at church from 9:00 a.m. until the time of service. In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund in Connie’s name is being established. The family has chosen Boettcher Family Funeral Home, Kaukauna to assist them. 


Audrey B. Rooyakkers

 In the company of her loving children, Audrey Barbara Rooyakkers, 82, joined her husband George “Yutz” in the presence of our Lord on September 10, 2014. Audrey was born on July 16, 1932, daughter of the late Albert and Rosella Van Dyn Hoven. She was united in marriage on April 28, 1952 to her husband George. Together they celebrated 58 years. The couple was blessed with six children: Linda (Warren) Schneider, Diane (Budford) Gadow, and sons Dennis (Sue), Paul (Tammi), Al (Julie), and Joe; also many grandchildren and great-grandchildren; a sister and brother: Carol (Ivo) Haen, Clyde (Jackie) Van Dyn Hoven; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law: Gene VandeHey, Leo Rooyakkers, Ceil (Ray) McCormick, Ethel (Maury) Brockman, Helen Rooyakkers, Mary Jo Rooyakkers, and Mary Kay Rooyakkers. 

 In addition to her parents and husband she was preceded in death by her grandson, Bret Rooyakkers; sisters: Laverne (Dick) Hoks, Alice (Don) Mignon, Virginia “Skippy’ VandeHey; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law: Peter, Tony, Paul, Hank (Joan), Everett (Marge), and Francis Rooyakkers, Cora (Carl) Ulman, Mary (Dick) VanLanen, Theresa (Ray) Bongers, and Bernadette Rooyakkers.

 Mom enjoyed golfing, traveling, wintering in Arizona and especially time spent with family and friends.

 Mom’s memories and love of family was carried in her heart, as we carry our love for her in our hearts.

 Mom, along with Dad were great role models, leading by word and example. You both live on in us. Mom you are now receiving your reward and are united with Dad, living in peace and love. Thank you for creating a family full of love and laughter.

 The Memorial Mass for Audrey will be at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, September 13, 2014 at ST. KATHARINE DREXEL PARISH at St. Francis Church, County Rd CE, Kaukauna with Fr. Jerry Pastors and Fr. Bob Vanden Berg 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 Audrey’s name is being established. The family has chosen Boettcher Family Funeral Home, Kaukauna to assist them. 

 The family wishes to thank the staff at St. Paul Elder Services for their friendship and care.


Aaron R. Schmit

Age 36, died unexpectedly on Friday, September 12, 2014 at St. Elizabeth Hospital. He was born in Appleton on March 26, 1978, son of the late Robert “Robbie” and Mary “Jan” (Voet) Schmit. Aaron worked installing flooring with his cousin Tracy. He enjoyed goose and duck hunting with Uncle Bass, Uncle Pork and Todd. He also enjoyed gardening and fishing on the Fox. Aaron had a special bond with his dad, Foster, Uncle Pork and also friends, Russ & Mary, Chris, Kurt, Todd, Tracy, his Godchild Bayleigh, his dog Maggie, and Emma, who he got to spend the summer with.  

 Aaron was one hell of a story teller where the punch line didn’t matter because he would be laughing so hard, he couldn’t finish the story. He always came up with crazy one liners. You never knew what was gonna come out of his mouth. Aaron had a heart of gold and was always there for his friends when needed.

 He is survived by his mother, his sister, Abbi (Kevin) Fassbender, nieces, Emma and Ila and a nephew Kepler. He is further survived by aunts and uncles: Gale (Alice) Voet, Gene Kirley, Cher (Ken) McDaniel, Ev (Mark) Schneider, Wayne (Lisa) Voet, Randy Voet, Robert “Bass” (Fiona) Voet, Scott (Michele) Voet, Chris (special friend Diane Bloy) Voet, Linda Hurst (special friend Roy Hartjes), and Tom (Mary Kae) Schmit; numerous cousins and friends. 

He was preceded in death by his dad, Robbie, grandparents: Howard and Ivyle Voet, Robert and Georgia Schmit; Aunt Dawn “Sis” Kirley, Uncle Ray “Pork” Voet, and Uncle Dick Schmit.

A Memorial Gathering for Aaron will be held from 3:00 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Thursday, September 18, 2014 at BOETTCHER FAMILY FUNERAL HOME, 2401 Fieldcrest Dr., Kaukauna. In Lieu of flowers, a memorial fund is being established in Aaron’s name. 

It was the family’s decision to donate Aaron’s tissue and beautiful brown eyes. Their generous and caring donation will live on in many others.

Jan and Abbi would like to express their sincere gratitude to many family and friends who showed great care and concern; it made the journey a lot easier. We would also like to extend a special thank you to Uncle Wayne and Lisa who were always there and Sheila Van Rooy who always seems to get the “fun jobs”!

Mom wants to especially thank Abbi, who through her own suffering has helped me sooo much without you I couldn’t have done it. I love you

Aaron, we will always love you. Thanks for everything you did for us. Love Mary and Bayleigh

With much love, Jan, Abbi and Kevin

Aaron we’ll love and miss you forever.

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