John L. Vander Wielen
Age 60, passed away in the arms of his loving wife Bev, on Wednesday, January 22, 2014 at Appleton Medical Center. John passed away after a long, hard fought, courageous 10 year battle with diabetes. John was born on June 25, 1953 in Appleton, the son of the late Martin and Dorothy (Ceelen) Vander Wielen. On August 11, 1973 John was united in marriage to Bev A. Kelnhofer. They treasured 40 years together and were blessed with one daughter, Kristy. John worked in the printing industry prior to his home building business, Elegant Home Builders. John had a passion for restoring old cars, especially Mustangs. He also spent many hours repairing and rebuilding cars for his many friends.
Survivors include his devoted wife, Bev and their daughter, Kristy (Brian) Jeske and six grandchildren: Connor, Aurelia, Harrison, Charlotte, Grayson, Victoria, and Roman, who will be joining the family in March. John is also survived by his sister, Mary Vander Wielen, his three brothers: Tony (Bev), Joe (Marilyn), and Peter (Sue); brothers-in-law: John (Kris) Kelnhofer and Mike (Amy) Kelnhofer, sisters-in-law: Cathy (Gregg) Scheibe, Marie (Tom) Moser, Sharon (Joe) Mann, Pat Vander Wielen, and Chris Vander Wielen; numerous nieces, nephews, and special friends, Dave and Sue Erdmann and their children Michele and Nick.
Preceding him in death were his parents, three brothers: Frank, Ted, and an infant, Martin; in-laws: Arnie and Katie Kelnhofer; brothers-in-law: Dick and Larry Kelnhofer.
A celebration of John’s life will be held at BOETTCHER FAMILY FUNERAL HOME, 2401 Fieldcrest Dr., Kaukauna on Monday, January 27, 2014 from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Bev and Kristy would like to express their love to John’s sister Mary, for the precious gift of a healthy kidney, that gave John an additional twenty seven years of life. This gift of time allowed John to enjoy his wife, daughter, son-in-law, and grandchildren.
John’s family wishes to extend their sincere thanks to all of the doctors, nurses, and medical support staff for their excellent care and compassion during the past nine months.
Thank you for putting up such a strong, relentless fight to stay with us.
Although 600 “I Love You” a day couldn’t keep you safe with me, know that those 600 will continue for all eternity.
I will see you just as soon as the time is right. Watch for me.
Joseph P. Schmalz
Age 80 died on Saturday, January 25, 2014 at home with his family by his side following a brief illness. He was born March 20, 1933 in Appleton son of the late Reuben and Irene (Luniak) Schmalz. On November 7, 1967 Joe married the former Betty Schindler at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Appleton. The couple lived in the Darboy area their entire married lives. Joe worked at PH Glatfelter, formerly Bergstrom Paper, retiring in 1995. Joe and Betty enjoyed 39 years of marriage together prior to her death on December 5, 2006. Joe’s first love was farming, which he did from birth until his death. He was actively involved in the Calumet County Fair, supporting his children and grandchildren in the 4H Program. He was very proud of their trips to Milwaukee participating in the State Fair. Joe was a Packer Season ticket holder, a St. Louis Cardinal fan and enjoyed NASCAR. He and Betty enjoyed trips to the casinos. Joe loved to hunt and fish, especially spending time with the kids’ ice fishing. He was a terrific grandpa and dad and loved his family with all his heart. Joe was a lifelong member of Holy Angels Catholic Church.
He is survived by his children: Joseph (Alicia) Schmalz, Debbie (Bob Buhler) Schmalz-Buhler, Mary (Tom) Schwister and Dave Schmalz; 7 grandchildren: Kyle and Sam Schmalz, Sierra, Savannah, and Benjamin Buhler, Haley and Aaron Schwister; 1 brother and 2 sisters-in-law: Jim (Marge) Schmalz and Pat Schmalz; a brother-in-law, Jerry Weber; numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Betty in 2006, 2 brothers and a sister-in-law: John and Jerry (Sally) Schmalz; and a sister, Janet Weber. He is further preceded in death by his wife’s family: Carl, Jack, Tom and Rose Schindler; 2 nephews: Jeff and Tim Schmalz.
Mass of Christian Burial for Joseph will be held at 12 Noon on Thursday, January 30, 2014 at HOLY SPIRIT PARISH at Holy Angels Church, Darboy. Friends may call at BOETTCHER FAMILY FUNERAL HOME, 2401 Fieldcrest Dr., Kaukauna on Wednesday from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. where a parish prayer service will conclude the evening. Friends may call again on Thursday directly at church from 10:00 a.m. until the time of mass. Burial will take place in the parish cemetery. In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund has been established in his name for future donation to Calumet County 4H/Fair.
The family would like to express sincere thanks to Dr. Baum at St. E’s, the Affinity Hospice Program, and Dr. Andrew Pahl for their care and concern.
Susan A. Larson
Age 61, passed away unexpectedly on January 24, 2014, while visiting her mother in Arizona. She was born July 24, 1952 to Bernard and Stella (Menting) Cornelius. Susan was engaged to the love of her life, Stanley Balke. She loved going to Brewers games with her family, traveling, playing cards, spending time in her flower garden, but most of all cooking and spoiling her grandchildren. She was employed for 21 years at Neenah Paper.
Sue will be deeply missed by her fiancée, Stanley Balke, her children: Jessica (Bryan) Schmidt and their children, Aubree and Autumn; Jenny (Erik) Rottier; and Stanley’s daughter, Jennifer (Dennis) Umentum and their children, Dillon, Robert, Carly, Elizabeth, Harold, and Maggie; her mother, Stella Cornelius; siblings: Sandy (Howard) Thomack, Dan (Liz) Cornelius, David (Susan) Cornelius, Doug (Julie) Cornelius, Dean (Dawn) Cornelius, and Cindy (Phil) Buttles. She is further survived by many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her father, Bernard and her brother, Dennis Cornelius.
Mass of Christian Burial for Susan will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, February 4, 2014 at ST. KATHARINE DREXEL PARISH at St. Mary Church, 119 W. 7th St., Kaukauna with Fr. Jerry Pastors officiating. Friends may call on Monday, February 3, 2014 at BOETTCHER FAMILY FUNERAL HOME, 2401 Fieldcrest Dr., Kaukauna from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. with a parish prayer service concluding the evening. Friends may call again on Tuesday directly at church from 9:30 a.m. until the time of service. In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund is being established.
Grammie, We love you and we’ll always miss you! XXOO - Bree and Pippi
Norbert F. Dietzen
Age 88, died peacefully on Thursday, February 6, 2014. He was born April 5, 1925 in Darboy, son of the late Philip and Stella (Schreiber) Dietzen. Norbert attended Holy Angels School in Darboy and had been a member of Holy Angels Church, Darboy. At the time of his death he was a member of St. Aloysius Catholic Church in Kaukauna. Norbert married Patricia Appleton on October 15, 1953; she preceded him in death in October 1967. He then married Dorothy Gerig Stoffel on March 22, 1969. The couple owned and operated a dairy farm in the Darboy area until retiring in the 1980’s. Norbert was active in church activities most of his life at Holy Angels. He was an altar boy, usher for 55 years, usher scheduler and director for 25 years and also active in other parish activities.
Besides his wife, Dorothy he is survived by his 5 children: Dorothy (Mark) Standaert, Phyllis (Joe) Sprangers, Ben (Lori) Dietzen, Barbara (Brian) Smith and Sarah (Gary) Van Wychen; a step-son, Roger (Nancy) Stoffel; grandchildren and great-grandchildren; 4 sisters: Theresa Glasnap, Mary Berken, Lorraine Schueres, and Delia Syring; nieces, nephews and friends.
He was preceded in death by a son, Bernard; 2 step-sons: Jerome and Steven Stoffel.
Mass of Christian Burial for Norbert will be at 12:00 Noon on Monday, February 10, 2014 at ST. KATHARINE DREXEL PARISH at ST. ALOYSIUS CHURCH, 2401 Main Ave., Kaukauna. Friends will be received at church from 9:30 a.m. until the time of service. In lieu of flowers a memorial fund is being established. Burial will take place in Holy Angels Cemetery, Darboy.
Cyril H. Klister
Age 95, died peacefully on Friday, February 7, 2014 with his family by his side at St. Paul Villa. He was born July 7, 1918 son of the late John and Henrietta (Van De Hey) Klister. On July 12, 1941 Cyril married Martha Haen at St. Mary Catholic Church. They celebrated 69 years of marriage prior to her death on March 14, 2011. The couple farmed together in Hollandtown for 40 years prior to moving to Kaukauna. Cyril served 31 years as treasurer of the Town of Buchanan and 11 years as a trustee and treasurer at St. Francis Parish. He was a 75 year member of Catholic Knights.
Dad was a man of true Christian faith – this faith was expressed through his deep love for his family. He leaves us with a legacy of kindness, gentleness, patience and honesty. His sense of humor and playfulness will help us celebrate his life and keep his spirit alive.
Cyril is survived by his seven children: Mary (David “Moe) Van Zeeland and their children Sue (Clay) Reitz, Leonard (Kathy) Van Zeeland, Alan (Sharon) Van Zeeland, David (Colleen) Van Zeeland, Tim (Becky) Van Zeeland, and Jennifer (Mike) Fogarty; Barbara (Robert) Ludke and their children, Bob (Sabrina Corlette) Ludke and Greg (Amy) Ludke; Cyril “Bud” (Dolores “Dee”) and their children, Andy (Caitlin) Klister and Ed Klister; John Klister, David Klister and his children, Kiara (Charles) West, Katie Klister, Leah (Pete) Klister-Farell, and Greg Klister (fiancée Kayleigh Albrecht); Karl (Rebecca) Windinwood; Kristine “Tina” (David) Wiedenhaupt and their children, Kari Wiedenhaupt, Lisa (Dave) Leung and Josh Wiedenhaupt; 27 great-grandchildren; 1 sister, Helen (Vanderloop) Lamers; 3 sisters-in-law: Irene Kempen, Pat (Haen) Schuette and Frances (Bob) Haen.
He was preceded in death by a daughter-in-law, Vera “Beep”; 6 brothers: Martin (Catherine), Herman (Kate), Jake (Helen), Ray (Rose), Al (Tuts), and Earl (Catherine); 6 sisters: Mary Klister, Agnes (Clair) Southworth, Minn (Clarence) West, Cecelia (Ted) Lamers, Evelyn (Alois) Jansen, and Marcella (Ves) Welhouse. He is further preceded in death by his wife’s family, parents, John and Elizabeth Haen; brothers: Victor (Ethel) Leo (Gladys), Bob and Jack Haen; sisters: Rita (Richard) Hartzheim, Helen (Paul) Lamers, Lucina (Norbert) Schmidt.
The Mass of Christian Burial for Cyril will be at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, February 12, 2014 at ST. KATHARINE DREXEL PARISH at St. Mary Church, 119 West Seventh St., Kaukauna with Fr. Willie Van De Loo officiating. Friends and family will be received at BOETTCHER FAMILY FUNERAL HOME, 2401 Fieldcrest Dr., Kaukauna on Tuesday, February 11, 2014 from 4:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. with a parish prayer concluding the evening. Friends and family will be received again on Wednesday directly at church from 9:30 a.m. until the time of service. In lieu of flowers a memorial fund is being established for Kaukauna Area Catholic Schools, St. Paul Home, St. Paul Hospice or Fox Valley Mission Group.
The family wishes to thank the caring staff at the St. Paul Villa and St. Paul Hospice, especially Melissa and Karen. A special thanks to Dr. Paul Russo for his years of dedication to our dad.
EVELYN A. DOLAN
Evelyn Dolan, of Kaukauna, passed away February 7, 2014, after 92 amazing years. Her family was at her side to comfort her two days after she suffered a stroke. Ev was born in Wausaukee, WI on December 16, 1921 to Nellie and James DeGroot. Her family eventually moved to Kimberly and then Little Chute where Ev graduated from St John's High School. After graduation she worked for a time at a law office and Kimberly Clark.
On February 12, 1942, Ev married Jack Dolan (who preceded her in death in 1986). For the next 27 years she was Jack's partner in hard work at the family farm on Farrell Rd. There she raised and nurtured 7 children along with milking, field work, housekeeping, constant cooking, and managing finances--a true multi-tasker. Yet she still found time for the Honeycomb Homemakers' Club, leading the Nitengale 4-H Club, vegetable gardening, and remodeling the old farmhouse. She was a great cook who took pride in her delicious baked goods and putting on elaborate feasts for company and work crews.
In 1969 the farm was sold and Ev moved to Desnoyer St. in Kaukauna. She began a new career as photo finisher/inspector at Pechman Studios. Eventually she found the strength to carve a new life and home for herself as an independent woman and single parent.
After retiring in 1987, Ev finally found time for enjoying new adventures, hobbies, and her grandchildren. She travelled the country from New England to California to Disney World. She took up golf, bowling, birdwatching and card playing--staying fit with regular swim exercise & walking. She volunteered for everything, from the Food Pantry to being a poll worker. When taking care of her house became too much like the old farm chores, Ev became one of the very first residents at Canal Place Senior Housing. There she led an active social life with an open door policy among her close friends & confidants, playing cards and enjoying life on the Fox River. After she could no longer drive herself, she liked nothing better than going with friends and family for a quick "bite to eat" and drives through the countryside.
Throughout her long life, Ev was totally devoted to her faith. She was an active member of Holy Cross Church for over 70 years, sang in the Church choir, helped prepare countless Church luncheons and was Treasurer of the Ladies of Holy Cross. She attended Mass regularly until the past few months, but continued her daily prayers and reflections to her last day.
Evelyn was preceded in death by her parents, Jack & his parents, daughter Mary (VanderHeiden) Skop, and son Mike Dolan. Also her sisters Eunice DeGroot, Gerry Berg & her husband Carl, brother Clayton DeGroot & his wife Jeanette, son-in-law Ron Granger, and brother-in-law Jerome Berg.
Surviving Ev are her children & their spouses James (Donna) Dolan, Colleen Granger, Dennis (Trudy) Dolan, Tom (Patti) Dolan, Tim (Wanda) Dolan and Daughter-in -law Carla Dolan. Also her dear sisters, Leone Berg and Helen DeGroot and her Grandchildren, Brian (Maureen) Granger, Kelly (Paul) Wenzel, Scott VanderHeiden, Chris (Andrew) Utrie, Michelle (Bob) Holloway, Kerry (John) Wolcott, Joe (Marie)Vandenberg, Derek (January) Dolan, Katie Eickermann, Matthew (Krista) Dolan, Tyler Dolan, Brandon Dolan and Trevor Dolan--along with 14 Great Grandchildren and many dear nieces & nephews--and Jean VanderHeiden who visited Grandma so often.
Visitation for Evelyn will be held at Holy Cross Church, 309 Desnoyer St, Kaukauna, on Saturday, February 15, from 10am to noon. Mass will follow at 12:15pm with lunch in the church basement after Mass. Future interment will be at St Patrick Cemetery in Snyderville. In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund will be established. Please share any on-line condolences or memories through the Post-Crescent website or at boettcherfamilyfuneral.com.
Evelyn Dolan was a kind, gentle, strong & admired woman--with a truly great soul. Poet Maya Angelou says "A great soul serves everyone all the time. A great soul never dies. It brings us together again and again". We all know that Ev will live on as the "Great Soul" of the Dolan and DeGroot families.
Age 75, passed away on Monday, February 10, 2014 at Appleton Medical Center. He was born August 16, 1938 to the late Ivo and Marie (Fink) Arnoldussen. On February 15, 1958 he was united in marriage to Carol Meyer and together they celebrated 44 years of marriage. John was employed at Thilmany Paper Co. for over 40 years until his retirement and was a member of the Quarter Century Club. John was an avid fisherman, liked playing cards and enjoyed his volunteer work at Loaves and Fishes Food Pantry.
He is survived by his four children: Tim (Lori), Pam (Kevin) Schaffer, Mike (Barb), and Mark; six grandchildren: Kristin (Eric) Destrampe, Kari (Jason) Londo, Craig (Tina) Huisman, Jessica (Alex) Nevermann, Tara (Nick) Rooyakkers, Joy Arnoldussen; four great-grandchildren: Kyleigh, Drew, Aubrey, and McKenzie; two sisters and four brothers: Jean Buchinger, Dianne (Floyd)) Kempen, Dan (Sue), Jim (Sue), Cliff, and Paul (April). He is further survived by nieces, nephews, and other relatives.
He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, Carol and a brother-in-law, Richard Buchinger.
Mass of Christian Burial for John will be at 12:00 Noon on Thursday, February 13, 2014 at ST. KATHARINE DREXEL PARISH at ST. ALOYSIUS CHURCH, 2401 Main Ave., Kaukauna with Fr. Jerry Pastors officiating. Family and friends will be received at church from 10:00 a.m. until the time of service. In lieu of flowers a memorial fund is being established. The family has chosen Boettcher Family Funeral Home, Kaukauna to assist them.
William J. Gonnering
Age 88 in two days, died after a short illness with his family by his side, on Monday February 10, 2014, at Rennes Health and Rehab Center. He was born February 12, 1926 in the Town of Freedom, to the late John and Catherine (Verstagen) Gonnering. He married the former Dorothy Greiner on May 18, 1949 at St. Nicholas Catholic Church in Freedom. Dorothy passed away September 4, 2006.
Bill was a farm boy his whole life. His love of work helped him to be a successful, and well respected livestock dealer throughout the country. His work ethic taught his son and grandsons well. He was a great business man and had good sense of people. He was often willing to give others an opportunity to succeed. Bill was a member of St. Nicholas Parish his entire life and was very proud of his Catholic faith and heritage, especially his seven aunts who were nuns. In his early married life and living next to the church, he loved to spend time with all of our parish priests.
He was also a Charter member of the Freedom Lions Club. Bill loved all the wonderful things the Lions were able to do for the community. When he was able to make the meetings he certainly had his share of fun with the other members. Bill’s business sense also came in handy as he served on the Board of Directors of Marine Bank and Bank One in Freedom for many years, and retired from the board in 1989.
Bill cherished his family and is survived by his children: Jayne (Dan) VandeWettering, Sally (Tom) Michalkiewicz, Patti (Dave) Banks, and Bill (Peggy) Gonnering; grandchildren: Cory (Michelle) VandeWettering, Staci (Paul) Milheiser, Tyler Michalkiewicz, Emily (Jeremie) Clark, Ross Michalkiewicz, Adam (Amber) Gonnering, Megan (Nick) VanHandel, Travis (special friend Danielle) Gonnering; great-grandchildren and step-great-grandchildren: Lydia, Logan, Lynea, and Libby Lang; Adelyn, Cydnee, and Fletcher VanZeeland; Quinn Milheiser; Hayden Michalkiewicz; Kayla, Brady, Kennedy and Owen Clark; Evelyne and William Gonnering; Grace VanHandel; and two more expected in July. He is further survived by: a brother, Gene Gonnering; sisters: Lorraine Vandenberg, Rosie Stoffel, Pat (Jerry) Kittiko; sisters-in-law Lois Gonnering, Sharon Gonnering; additional in-laws: Rosie Greiner, Bill Greiner, Ronny and Vonny Greiner, Bob (Beaver) and Vionne Greiner, Jim and Sharon Greiner.
Also survived by many nieces, nephews and friends.
Besides his parents and his wife, Bill was preceded in death by: daughter Jeanie and son Scott; brothers: Jack (Catherine) Gonnering, Donald and Orville Gonnering, sister Adelle (Earl) VanEperen. brothers-in-law: Mike Vandenberg, Donald Stoffel, Carl Greiner; sister-in-law, Ila Greiner; mother and father-in-Law, Carl (Frances Liesch) Greiner.
The Mass of Christian Burial for Bill will be at 3:30 p.m. on Friday, February 14, 2014 at ST. NICHOLAS CATHOLIC CHURCH, Freedom with Fr. Dan Felton officiating. Family and friends will be received at church from 11:00 a.m. until the time of service.
Frances T. Otte
Age 85, passed away peacefully on Monday, February 17, 2014 at Brillion West Haven Assisted Living surrounded by her loving family. She was born and raised on her family’s farm near Freedom on October 28, 1928 to the late John and Alegunda (Verhasselt) Ebben and attended school in Freedom until the 8th grade.
Frances met her husband at the Nitingale Ballroom. They were united in marriage on August 28, 1951 St. Nicholas Catholic Church. They spent the next 57 wonderful years together before James passed away. After their marriage they purchased a farm near Kaukauna and they joined St. Katharine Drexel Parish at St. Mary’s Site where Frances was still a member.
Frances was a very hard working person and never complained. For over 50 years she was her husband’s partner on their family farm. There she raised her children along with milking cows, helping with the fieldwork, housekeeping, gardening, and cooking and baking for her family. Her biggest joy in her later years was spending time with her grandchildren and her great-grandchildren.
Frances is survived by her children: Eugene, Kaukauna and good friend, Debbie Forester, Little chute; Mary Jane (Edwin) Knutson, Reedsville; Betty (James) Boucher, Black Creek; George (Cindy Burmeister) Otte, Reedsville; six grandchildren: Bob (Jodi) Boucher; Brenda Boucher; Becky (Andy) Nielsen; Amy Otte; Joshua Otte (special friend Hope Paider) and Edwin (Jenny) Knutson Jr.; nine great-grandchildren: Brianna, Mikayla, Autumn, Tristan, Kade, Kole, Katie, Lucy and Raymond; one brother and sister-in-law: William (Jo Ann) Ebben, Kaukauna; numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives. She is further survived by her late husband’s sister, Lorraine Van Handel.
Frances was preceded in death by her husband, James, a daughter, Cindy, her parents, a brother and sister-in-law: Edmund (Anna) Ebben; nephew, Ulrich Ebben; niece, Barbara Ebben; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law: Emma and Clarence Jansen, Margaret and Gordon Van De Hey, Ethel and Don Halbach, Edward Van Handel, Therese Otte, infant George Otte and her husband’s nephews: Chuck Van Handel and Sonny Van De Hey.
The Mass of Christian Burial for Frances will be at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, February 22, 2014 at ST. KATHARINE DREXEL PARISH at ST. MARY SITE, 119 West 7th St.., Kaukauna with Fr. Jerry Pastors officiating. Family and friends will be received directly at church from 9:00 a.m. until the hour 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 Otte family would like to thank the staff at Brillion West Haven (especially Hope) for the wonderful care given to our mother for the last four years. We would also like to thank Heartland Hospice for the gentle care and compassion in her final journey home.
Marvin R. Hartzheim
Age 88, passed away on Thursday, February 20, 2014 at Parkside Care Center, Little Chute. He was born May 29, 1925, son of the late Peter and Mary (Luniek) Hartzheim. Marvin was a WWII Army Veteran serving in Greenland and Japan. He was employed by Thilmany Paper Co. his entire working career until his retirement. On May 17, 1958 he was united in marriage to Genevieve “Jenny” Arnoldussen at St. Mary Church in Kaukauna and together they celebrated 57 years of marriage.
He is survived by his three sons: Gary, Guy, and Michael; two granddaughters: Olivia and Gina; a brother, Lester Hartzheim; a sister, Gertrude Raymaker; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law: Sr. Mary Arnoldussen, Phyllis Van Deraa, Ervin (Donna) Arnoldussen, Dale (Mary) Arnoldussen, Pat Arnoldussen, John Arnoldussen, Joseph Arnoldussen, and Jan Arnoldussen.
He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife Jenny in 2006, brothers and sisters: Vincent (Vonnie), Bea (Paul) Ashauer, Bernice (Arnold) Coonen, Larry Hartzheim, Mabel (Clint) Kohl, Agnes Van Rossum, Peter Hartzheim; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law: Virginia Hartzheim, Joe Raymaker, Theresa (Walter) Rosenthal, Gene (Eunice) Onkels, Marvin Van Deraa, Bernice Effa (Ben) Harris, Gladys (Gus) Sack, Gerald Arnoldussen, Clayton Arnoldussen, Joyce (John) Arnoldussen, Carol (Joe) Arnoldussen, Cathy (Joe) Arnoldussen, and Frank Effa.
The Mass of Christian Burial for Marvin will be at 12:00 Noon on Tuesday, February 25, 2014 at ST. KATHARINE DREXEL PARISH at St. Aloysius Site, 2401 Main Ave., Kaukauna with Fr. Jerry Pastors officiating. Friends may call on Monday, February 24, 2014 at BOETTCHER FAMILY FUNERAL HOME, 2401 Fieldcrest Dr., Kaukauna from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 pm., with a parish prayer service at 7:00 p.m. concluding the evening. Friends may call again on Tuesday directly at church from 10:00 a.m. until the time of service. Full Military Rites will take place at church following mass. In lieu of flowers a memorial fund is being established in Marvin’s name.
Nancy L. Van Dyke
Age 60, passed away on Thursday, February 27, 2014 at Cherry Meadows Hospice. Nancy was born on June 11, 1953 in Appleton, daughter of the late Norbert and Genevieve (Busch) Van Dyke. She had been employed by the Kaukauna Cheese Co. for the past 41 years. Nancy enjoyed shooting pool, playing volleyball, softball, and doing arts and crafts. She was a member of Holy Spirit Parish in Kimberly. She is survived by three sisters: Judy Van Dyke, Mary Lynn Van Dyke, and Sandy (Kevin) Seymour; two brothers: Steve (Lynette) Van Dyke and her daughter Katie, and David Van Dyke; her step-mother, Marilyn Van Dyke; nephews: Jeremy Boehnlein (special friend Kristi Suehs) and her daughter, Evylyn, Corey Boehnlein, Christopher and Jason Van Dyke; nieces: Hailey and Katie Seymour; cousins: Linda (Jeff) Mueller, Leslie (Otto) Coenen, and Jim (Lori) Van Dyke; her cousin’s children: Adam, Olivia, and BJ Kieffer, Jamie, Cassie, and Otto, Jr. Coenen; two uncles: Eugene (Lois) Busch and Richard (Joan) Busch. Preceding her in death were her parents and two cousins: Ginger Van Dyke and Ricky Van Dyke.
Memorial services for Nancy will be held at 7:00 PM on Wednesday, March 5, 2014 at the BOETTCHER FAMILY FUNERAL HOME, 2401 Fieldcrest Dr., Kaukauna with Deacon Gerry Schraufnagel officiating. Family and friends will be received at the funeral home on Wednesday from 3:00 PM until the time of services.
Mark A. Laux
Age 69, passed away unexpectedly on March 3, 2014. He was born in Appleton on June 29, 1944, son of the late Joseph and Margaret (Beyer) Laux. Mark served in the U.S. Army from 1961 – 1964 with the 101st Air Borne Division and the Army Reserve from 1977 – 1997 in the 84th Division (Ret.). On August 25, 1989 he was united in marriage to Donna (Arnoldussen) Hendricks. Mark was also a proud member of the Kaukauna Lions Club and the American Legion Jacob Corpus Post #258 in Little Chute.
He is survived by his wife Donna; three step-sons: Jeremy, Shaun and Tommy Hendricks; a step-daughter, Traci Hendricks; two daughters: Cheri (John) Moore and Vicki (John) Coulthard; grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He is further survived by brothers, sisters, nieces, nephews, and extended family.
Funeral Services for Mark will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, March 7, 2014 at BOETTCHER FAMILY FUNERAL HOME, 2401 Fieldcrest Dr., Kaukauna with Fr. Jerry Pastors officiating. Friends may call at the funeral home from 10:00 a.m. until the time of service. Full Military Rites will be held following the service by Jacob Corpus Post #258. In Lieu of flowers, a memorial fund is being established in his name. Burial will take place at Wisconsin Veteran’s Home in King.