Gloria Jane Vanderloop
Formerly of Hollandtown, age 83, joined her son William “Billy” and daughter Mary Carla in heaven on Friday, September 26, 2014 at St. Paul Home in Kaukauna. She was born on April 12, 1931 in the Town of Holland, daughter of the late William and Rosella (Arts) Brochtrup. On January 3, 1951, she was united in marriage to Linus W. Vanderloop at St. Francis Church in Hollandtown by Gloria’s brother, Fr. Eugene Brochtrup. Together they celebrated over 63 years of marriage. Gloria loved to bake, make homemade candies, canning, playing cards, needlework, swimming, and being with family and friends.
She is survived by her husband, Linus; her children: Gerald (Lynn Blackwell) Vanderloop, Debra Kay (Steven) Kessler, Cynthia Marie (David) Luedtke, and Andrew (the late Sandra) Vanderloop; eleven grandchildren: Jeremy (Rebecca) Vanderloop, Anna (Anthony) Warpinski, George Vanderloop, Sarah Kessler (Jacob Laub), Richard Kessler, Matthew Luedtke, Hannah Luedtke, Jacob (Bryttany Biesemeier) Vanderloop, Seth Vanderloop, Caleb Vanderloop, and Ian Vanderloop; six great-grandchildren: Helen, Katherine, Madeline, Elijah, Linus, and Brentyn. She is further survived by a sister, Sr. Anne Brochtrup; a brother, Carlos Brochtrup; a sister-in-law, Isabelle Brochtrup, and in-laws: Pat Vanderloop, Daniel (Toni) Vanderloop, Carol VanZeeland, Mary Anne (Cletus) Feldkamp, Paul (Wilma) Vanderloop, and Shirley Vanderloop. Preceding her in death were her parents, a son Billy, a daughter Mary Carla, a daughter-in-law, Sandra Ann Vanderloop, her in-laws: Richard and Leona Vanderloop, her step-father, Mike Flynn, two brothers: Fr. Eugene Brochtrup and Roland Brochtrup, sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law: Leo (Gladys) Haen, Leon Vanderloop, John VanZeeland, Allen Vanderloop, Grace (Hugo) Vandeyacht, and Linda Vanderloop.
The Mass of Christian Burial for Gloria will be held at 11:00 AM on Tuesday, September 30, 2014 at St. Francis Church, County CE, Kaukauna with Fr. Jerry Pastors and Fr. Willard Van De Loo concelebrating. Interment will follow in the parish cemetery. Friends may call at the Boettcher Family Funeral Home, 2401 Fieldcrest Drive, Kaukauna on Monday from 4-7 PM where a parish prayer service will conclude the evening and again at church on Tuesday from 9:30 AM until the time of the mass. In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund in Gloria’s name is being established.
The family wishes to express their gratitude to the staff and volunteers of St. Paul Elder Services, and to Gloria's dear friends Marion (Holschuh) VanZeeland and Ellen Schiebe as well as her nieces: Judy (Tom) Verhagen and Nancy Peebles.
Wendy L. Voights
Age 60, after a courageous battle with cancer, Wendy came to peace with God at home with her loving family at her side in Kaukauna, Wisconsin, on Saturday, October 04, 2014. She was born March 2, 1954 in Kaukauna, Wisconsin, daughter of Frank and Florence (Weigel) Giordana. Wendy graduated from Kaukauna High School in 1972.Wendy married David Voights on March 23, 1974. They enjoyed 40 years of wedded bliss. Wendy was an active member of the Catholic Church at Saint Katharine Drexel Parish. Wendy enjoyed spending time with her family, friends, and grandchildren.
Wendy is survived by her husband, David Voights, Kaukauna; daughter, Valerie Voights and Brandon Hutsen, Mukwonago; sons: Damon (Marie) Voights, Combined Locks; Dean (Amy) Voights, Appleton; and Davis Voights, Appleton; parents, Frank and Florence Giordana, Kaukauna; her sister, Jeane Giordana, Clintonville; brothers: John (Bonnie) Giordana, Little Chute; Jay (Nancy) Giordana, Combined Locks; Jerry Giordana and Tracy Heim, Green Bay; grandchildren: Elizabeth, Emma, Mya, and Miranda Voights. She was preceded in death by her sister Joy Marie Giordana.
The Mass of Christian Burial for Wendy will be at 12:00 Noon on Thursday, October 9, 2014 at ST. KATHARINE DREXEL PARISH at St. Aloysius Church, 2401 Main Ave., Kaukauna with Fr. Jerry Pastors officiating. Friends may call on Wednesday, October 8, 2014 at BOETTCHER FAMILY FUNERAL HOME, 2401 Fieldcrest Dr., Kaukauna from 4:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. with a parish prayer service at 8:00 p.m. Friends may call again directly at church from 10:00 a.m. until the time of Service. Burial will take place in Holy Cross Cemetery. In lieu of flowers a memorial fund is being established.
Age 80, entered into eternal life on Friday evening, October 10, 2014 at home, surrounded by her loving family. She was born on April 8, 1934 in Kaukauna, daughter of the late Claude and Mabel (Reinke) Smith. On December 1, 1951, Lois was united in marriage to Clifford E. Hanagan and together they celebrated 56 years of marriage before Cliff’s passing on June 28, 2008. Lois was such a loving, caring, and passionate wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother to her family. She always put their concerns, happiness, and heartbreaks as her priority.
Lois was the greatest mother to her children: Debbie (Jim) Stolla, Carrie (special friend Steve) Koeller, Jay (Trina), Lee (Roni), and Cal; a daughter-in-law, Monica Hanagan; twelve grandchildren: Brandon (Tina) Kramer, Jeff (Karen) Hanagan, Kyle (Veronica) Hanagan, Adam (Meghan) Van Zeeland, Ryan (Heidi) Hanagan, Arik Van Zeeland, Laina Hanagan, Jarod Hanagan, Jodi Hanagan, Madelyn Hanagan, Caleb Hanagan, and Emma Hanagan; eleven great-grandchildren with one on the way; two brothers: Robert and Gerald (Paulette). She is further survived by numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives, and many friends. Preceding her in death were her parents, her husband Cliff, a son, Guy, a granddaughter, Kelsey Hanagan, five brothers: George, Jim, Eugene, Herbert, and Joe Smith, two brothers-in-law: Robert and Ken Hanagan, and three sisters-in-law: Janet Smith, Alice Smith, and Mary Hanagan.
The Mass of Christian Burial for Lois will be held at 11:00 AM on Wednesday, October 15, 2014 at St. Katharine Drexel Parish @ St. Aloysius Church, 2401 Main Avenue, Kaukauna with Fr. Jerry Pastors celebrating. Interment will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery. Friends may call at the Boettcher Family Funeral Home, 2401 Fieldcrest Drive in Kaukauna on Tuesday from 4-7 PM where a parish prayer service at 7:00 PM will conclude the evening, and again on Wednesday at the church from 9:30 AM until the time of the mass. In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund in Lois’s name is being established.
You have been our mentor in life. You have shown us how to love, laugh, and cry. You have always been our “go to” person for everything. You were our mechanic, gardener, painter, plumber, electrician, and enjoyed every Holiday get together until you couldn’t cook for our large family anymore. We will forever keep our memories, love, and faith in you.
Lois will be greatly missed. She will be remembered for her love and giving of herself unselfishly to her children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and taking care of others and doing whatever she could to help anyone in need.
Your children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren
Age 83, passed away on Monday, October 20th, 2014 at home. She was born on March 12, 1931 in Racine, WI, daughter of the late Emil and Elizabeth (Bastien) Mauel. Mary-Carol aka “M-C”, “Boss”, “Aesthete”, “Grandma M-C” and “Mom”, graduated with a double major in Art and English from Mount Mary College, Milwaukee, WI, in 1953. Due to the persistence of the Superintendent of schools in Kaukauna, Wi, no big city teaching job for her, but friendly city of about 10,000 then, where the children grew in a classic small city of safe neighborhoods.
M-C was married to Roger Belling, City employee/Treasurer, and became a young widow in 1970. She impacted the lives of many kids while balancing her school system art teaching positions, most notably, Little Chute High School with 30 years at the Kaukauna Recreation Department, teaching Art and Summer Theater. After many years of teaching all levels, from first grade through high school art, she left teaching to work with a former student, also an art teacher, in a ceramic jewelry business, Kristine Marie Jewelry. In her most recent years M-C found her true passion by turning her inspirations into beautiful art and poetry.
Mary-Carol was an amazing mother, grandmother and friend. She was a kind and caring person who always saw the best in those around her. Her creativity and aesthetics spread throughout every part of her life creating beauty all around her. M-C’s life was filled with love for family and friends. She was a great conversationalist and loved to talk, but also had a great ear for listening. Her life and beautiful spirit will be remembered forever.
Mary-Carol is survived by 2 sons: Mark Belling, Milwaukee and Steven Belling, Santa Barbara, CA; 2 daughters and sons-in-law; Lauren (Mark) Baxter, Madison and Aimee (Chris) Hoernke, Appleton; 7 grandchildren: Kayley, Jaron, Nathan, Josiah, Audrie and Ian Baxter and Brooke Hoernke; and her beloved canine friend, Jake. She was preceded in death by her husband Roger Belling in 1970.
Funeral services for Mary-Carol will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Friday, October24th, 2014 at Boettcher Family Funeral Home, 2401 Fieldcrest Dr., Kaukauna with Fr. Jerry Pastors officiating. Friends may call at the funeral home from 3:30 p.m. until the time of the services. Burial will take place at Holy Cross Cemetery.
Alvina E. Verbockel
Age 102, passed away on Saturday evening, November 8, 2014 at Kimberly Assisted Living. She was born on May 29, 1912 in Greenleaf, daughter of the late William and Cecelia (Brittnacker) Gustman and moved to Oneida at the age of five. She only spoke German and had to learn English in the 1st grade at St. Joseph Catholic School. She met her husband at a dance in Oneida and married Henry Verbockel on February 8, 1932 at St. Joseph Catholic Church. They moved to Dundas and rented until they bought a farm on Military Road in 1939 which they farmed their entire married life. Alvina had her first airplane ride and her first time out of Wisconsin in 2001, a gift from granddaughter Dawn Aerts. After that she went on many more trips including Washington, D.C., Yellowstone, the Badlands, and throughout Wisconsin with her daughter Helen. Alvina had many hobbies which included Sewing, knitting, crocheting, gardening, and most of all reading. She has been very thankful for her good health throughout her long life.
Alvina and Henry had five children: Helen, Ralph, Florence, Henry, Jr., and Alvin. She is survived by three children: Helen Guilfoyle, Port Edwards, Ralph, Stockbridge, and Florence (Jim) Hietpas, Sherwood; two daughters-in-law: Marilyn Verbockel, Shiocton and Jean Verbockel of Kaukauna; 21 grandchildren and 3 step-grandchildren; 43 great-grandchildren; 22 great-great-grandchildren. Preceding her in death were her parents, her husband Henry, two sons: Henry, Jr. and Alvin, a son-in-law, Jim Guilfoyle, a daughter-in-law, Betty Verbockel, a grandson, Jeffrey Hietpas, and a great-granddaughter, Rochelle Andersen.
The Mass of Christian Burial for Alvina will be held at 12:00 PM on Saturday, November 15, 2014 at ST. KATHARINE DREXEL PARISH @ ST. ALOYSIUS CHURCH, 2401 Main Avenue in Kaukauna with Fr. Jerry Pastors celebrating. Interment will be in St. Mary Cemetery. Friends may call directly at the church on Saturday from 10:00 AM until the time of the mass.
Robert I. Milheiser
Age 85, passed away on Saturday morning, November 8, 2014 at Rennes Health Center. He was born on February 28, 1929 in Appleton, son of the late William and Olive (Johns) Milheiser. On Noveber 29, 1957 he was united in marriage to Mary Jane Martzahl in Cedarburg, WI. Together they celebrated 56 years of marriage. Robert was an U.S. Navy Veteran serving after WWII on the USS Topeka, a Cruiser. He was employed by Fox River Lines as a bus driver from 1953-1967. He was then employed by Appleton Papers for 27 years until his retirement in 1994, where he was a member of the Quarter Century Club. Bob enjoyed coffee at Mohnen's and "shooting the bull" with the morning guys and was also a familiar face at the Kimberly Library as he enjoyed reading books.
He is survived by his wife, Mary Jane; his four sons: Marty (Darlene), Jon (Sara), Paul (Staci), and Kurt (Leslie); Six grandchildren: Jason, Abbie, Emmie, Nicholas, Robbie, Quinn; three step-grandchildren: Adee, Cydnee, and Fletcher; a great-grandchild, Jackson; a sister, Pearl Vorpahl; two brothers: Charles “Chuck” (Lynn) Milheiser and Dale (Yvette) Milheiser; one sister-in-law: Doris Milheiser. He is further survived by numerous nieces, nephews, and Mary Jane’s relation: Gerald Martzahl, Paul (Sandra) Martzahl, Anne (Tom) Jansen, Mary Krueger, and Rita Martzahl. Preceding him in death were his parents, two sisters: Jeanette Rissling and Barbara Siebers, a brother, Andrew Milheiser, and Mary Jane’s parents: William and Gen Martzahl, brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law: Clara (Clarence) Van Dyke, Leon Krueger, Howard (Germaine) McCabe, Eugene (Vivian) Martzahl, and John Martzahl.
Memorial Services for Robert will be held at 7:00 PM on Thursday, November 13, 2014 at the BOETTCHER FAMILY FUNERAL HOME, 2401 Fieldcrest Drive in Kaukauna. Pastor Jan Frederickson from El Shaddai Christian Fellowship will officiate. Full military rites will follow. Friends will be received at the funeral home on Thursday from 5:00 PM until the time of services. In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund in Robert’s name is being established