Maryann E. Vande Yacht                                                            LaVerne M. Miller

Daniel W. Cholewinski                                                                Eleanor Ingbretson

Lucille A. Ashauer                                                                       Ruth E. Hawley 

Lorraine Brick                                                                              Donald J. Vande Wettering

Jessica L. Schaefer                                                                     Evelyn L. Rusch

The Boettcher Family Funeral Home


Maryann E. Vande Yacht

Age 83, passed away at her home following a 25 year journey of various cancers on Friday, November 21, 2014 surrounded by her family. She was born on May 4, 1931 in Green Bay, daughter of the late Walter and Ester (Fox) summers and resided in Askeaton, Wi. She attended grade school at St. Patrick's in Askeaton, and high school in Oshkosh and Kaukauna from which she graduated in 1949. On April 4, 1951 she was united in marriage to Roy A. Vande Yacht and they moved to Hollandtown where they resided for 29 years. In 1980, they moved to Kaukauna. Maryann worked for the former Appleton Papers, Kimberly Clark's Kimtech, and Lakeview Mills and retired from Lakeview on January 1, 1996. 

She is survived her her three daughters: Sharon Nisler, Lynn Vande Yacht, and Vicki Vande Yacht; two granddaughters: Sara (Dan) Miller and Amie Nisler; her sisters: Dolores Besaw, Phyllis (Patrick) Stumph, Patricia Van Linn, Pauline (Maynard) Krueger, and Judith (Robert) Wurdinger; a sister-in-law, Yvonne Summers.  She is further survived by numerous nieces, nephews, and godchildren.  Preceding her in death were her husband Roy, her parents, her father and mother-in-law: Benedict and Henrietta Vande Yacht, a brother Thomas Summers, brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law: Robert Besaw, Joseph Van Linn, Hugo and Grace Vande Yacht, Lillian and Ralph Lauer, and Clifford Vandeyacht.

The Mass of Christian Burial for Maryann will be held at 12:00 PM on Tuesday, November 25, 2014 at ST. KATHARINE DREXEL PARISH at St. Alooysius Church, 2401 Main Ave., Kaukaun. Fr. Jerry Pastores and Fr. Walter Stumph will concelebrate the mass. Burial will be in St. Mary's parish cemetery. Friends will be received directly at church on Tuesday from 10:00 AM until the time of mass. Memorial may be donated in Maryann's name to benefit local charties or the charities of the donor's choice.


LaVerne Marion Miller
Lolly” “Lol”

After a valiant fight against COPD and heart issues, Mother left her earthly home and joined Dad, Wendy, Bobby, and Lexi in Heaven on Monday evening, November 24, 2014.  The eldest daughter of Charles and Mary (Endter Strobl, LaVerne “Lolly” was born in Appleton on May 1, 1929.  She met and married the love of her life, William Donald Miller, on April 17, 1947.  Their union was blessed with five children: Susan, Donald, Robert, Wendy, and Karen.  Dad preceded her to Heaven on November 28, 2000.  For a short period of time, Lolly worked in a mill in the flats of Appleton.  She and Bill first lived in a Quonset house to the rear of her family’s property on old Candee St. (now College Ave.), then moved to Kaukauna where they resided the rest of their lives.  Lol worked as a waitress at North Shore Golf Course and at Butte des Morts Country Club for several years, but was best known as a seamstress and upholsterer.  She spent many years working from home as she re-upholstered numerous pieces of furniture for homes and offices throughout the Valley.

She is survived by her children: Susan (Gary) Wisneski of Menasha, Donald (Debra) of Appleton, and Karen (Jeff) Knaus of Kaukauna, along with Mike and Judy Phillips.  Her grandchildren are: Sheila (Todd) Kronberg, LuAnn King, Jill Price, Pam Verkuilen, Chad (Julie) Miller, Stephanie (Mike) Walecka, Tim Miller, Dr. Michelle (Jason) Russell, Cate (Jennifer) Phillips, Andy (Aimee) Phillips, Scott Rosin, Samantha (Brett) Van Thiel, Kody Knaus, as well as Aleisha  (Brian) Petri and Chad (Jackie) Wisneski.  She is also survived by numerous great-grandchildren: Mitch & Kyra Kronberg, Landon & Dawson King, Megan Close, Emily & Kaitlin Verkuilen, Drew & Hailey Miller, Emma Luehring, Oscar, Brandon, Lucas, & Xavier Phillips, and Miller & Bryce Phillips, as well as Myah, Melissa, Michelle, and Taylor.  Especially missing her are her favorite “grand dogs” Boomer, Kiki, Bella, and Cali.  Lol is further survived by her brothers-in-law: Ron & Vernie Miller and Mike & Colleen Miller; her sisters-in-law: Caroline Schroeder, Jackie Strobl, and MaryJo Miller; her brother-in-law, Dave Kobs, numerous nieces, nephews, friends, card-playing buddies, and her family at the Canal Place in Kaukauna where she lived.  Besides Bill, too many of her loved ones preceded her to Heaven, including her son, Robert Alan Miller and her daughter, Wendy Margaret Phillips, her granddaughter Lexi Price, her parents, her in-laws: Margaret & Mike Miller, all her brothers and sisters, and her two best friends: her sisters-in-law Elsie Kobs and Lil Gerrits.

Memorial services for LaVerne will be held at 1:00 PM on Friday, November 28, 2014 at ST. KATHARINE DREXEL PARISH @ ST. ALOYSIUS CHURCH, 2401 Main Avenue with Fr. Jerry Pastors celebrating.  Inurnment will be in St. Mary Cemetery.  Friends may call directly at the church on Friday from 11:30 AM until the time of services.  In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund has been established in her name.  The Boettcher Family Funeral Home is assisting the family with these arrangements. (766-2099)  www.boettcherfamily


Daniel William Cholewinski

Age 63, died unexpectedly on November 26, 2014 at Fox River Valley Nursing and Rehabilitation Center with his family by his side.  He was born on April 28, 1951 in Oshkosh, son of the late William and Stella (Dlugolenski) Cholewinski.  On June 1, 1996 Dan was united in marriage to Diana Holmes (Malinski).  The couple lived in Darboy their entire married life.  Dan and Diana enjoyed traveling.  Dan loved tennis;  He coached baseball and basketball at Oshkosh West High School.  He also enjoyed reading, politics, and landscaping; his lawn was his pride and joy.  Dan was a graduate of UW-Oshkosh. He taught social studies at Crivitz High School as well as Oshkosh West High School.  He was a faithful member of Holy Spirit Parish where he served as a lector, Eucharistic minister, and catechist.

He is survived by his wife of 18 years, Diana; a step-daughter, Tasha (Dan) Stindt, Green Bay; grandchildren: Tiana and Ty Stindt; two sisters: Susan (Patrick) Costello, Green Bay and Sr. Elise Cholewinski, OSF, Appleton.  He is further survived by special nieces and nephews.

The Mass of Christian Burial for Daniel will be held at 11:00 AM on Tuesday, December 2, 2014 at HOLY SPIRIT PARISH @ HOLY NAME CHURCH, 620 E. Kimberly Avenue, Kimberly with Fr. Bob Kollath celebrating.  Friends will be received at the Boettcher Family Funeral Home, 2401 Fieldcrest Drive in Kaukauna on Monday from 4-7 PM where a parish prayer service will conclude the evening and again on Tuesday at the church from 9:30 AM until the time of the mass.

Special thanks to the staff at St. Luke’s Hospital in Milwaukee as well as Dr. Brescia, Oshkosh and his staff for their care, concern, and compassion.


Eleanor Ann Ingbretson

Passed away into the arms of her Lord on Thanksgiving Day, November 27, 2014 at the age of 94.  Elly was born on July 30, 1920, daughter of the late  George and Mary (Friemuth) Hurst.  While confined to Riverview Sanitorium, Elly met her late husband Howard Ingbretson, who was also a tuberculosis patient there.  Never having any children of their own, Elly became more than a loving aunt to all of her nieces and nephews.  She was a very feisty and energetic person, with a heart of gold, who truly loved a good time.  She loved playing cards and bingo.  She also volunteered her services whenever needed before and after entering St. Paul Home.  She loved helping other people and even was “threatened” that the nursing home would have to put her on “payroll” if she kept assisting other patients.

Elly is survived by her sister-in-law, Shirley Gerhartz Hurst and many nieces and nephews.  She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Howard; brothers: Herbert (Marion), Harold (Pearl), and George Hurst; sisters:Helen (Harold) Powers, Marie (Ben) Pahl, Mildred (Jerome) Dreger, and Frances (Clifton) Senso.  Per Eleanor’s wish, there will be no visitation or funeral services.

 “There’ll be a hot time in heaven tonight”


Lucille “Ceil” Ashauer (Rott)
Town of Harrison

Age 88, passed away at home on Sunday, November 30, 2014. Ceil married her friend and sweetheart Ed Ashauer on November 19, 1947 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Kaukauna. They spent 56 wonderful years together until Ed’s passing in 2004. Ceil worked at several jobs including Kaukauna Club Cheese, downtown Kaukauna. Ed and Ceil owned and operated their two dairy farms in the Town of Harrison for many years. They also raised hogs, chickens and buffalo until retiring in 1997. She continued to live on the farm until her passing. Ceil loved her family, grandchildren, neighbors and her church. She worked hard and played hard. Ceil always had a project in the works, such as sewing, cooking, gardening, canning and making her favorite wines. 

She is survived by her three daughters and sons-in-law: Jyl (Jim) Randerson, Val (Dick) Davis, and Gayle (Jake) Pompa and her six “Little Favorites”: Wesley (Amanda) Pompa, Travis Pompa (fiancée Val Moss), Eddy Davis and Dena Davis, Julie Randerson, Jay Randerson (fiancée Ashley Kaminski). She is also survived by three sisters-in-law: Emma Meyers, Neenah, Bernice Ashauer, Appleton and Joyce Rott, Wrightstown, her special nephew, Bruce Rott and niece, Tinker Enders.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Ed, her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Nick Rott, a brother, Jerry Rott; her in-laws: Loretta and Lawrence Schmidt, Paul and Bea Ashauer, Jerry Ashauer, Anna Ashauer and Harvey Meyers.

Mass of Christian Burial for Ceil will be at 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, December 3, 2014 at ST. JOHN-SACRED HEART CATHOLIC CHURCH, N359 Military Rd., Sherwood with Fr. Michael Betley officiating. Friends may call on Wednesday directly at church from 1:30 to the time of service. Burial will take place in the parish cemetery. In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund is being established. The family has chosen the Boettcher Family Funeral Home, Kaukauna to assist them.  766-2099

To the best Mom in the World, Thank you for the memories. Love you Jyl, Val, and Gayle. Cheers Mom.

 Death leaves a heartache that no one can heal. Love leaves a memory that no one can steal.


Ruth E. Hawley
Clintonville formerly of Kaukauna

Age 95, died peacefully on Thursday, December 4, 2014 at Shawano Medical Center. She was born July 14, 1919 in Appleton, WI, daughter of the late Henry and Anna (Van Abel) Vandehey. On October 1, 1937 Ruth married Edwin Hawley in Green Bay. The couple enjoyed 60 years of marriage together prior to his death on January 14, 2003. Ruth loved to play cards, bowl, golf, fish and cook. She enjoyed spending time with her family; this was very precious to her. Ruth worked as a Diet Tech at AMC until her retirement. She was an active member of St. Aloysius Catholic Church. 

Ruth is survived by her children: Jerome (Toni), Plymouth, WI, Patricia (Robert) Sievert, Hot Springs Village, AK, Robert (Nancy) Clintonville, WI, Leonard (Mary), Oshkosh, WI, David Hawley, Menasha and Donald (Betty) Appleton; 20 grandchildren, 29 great-grandchildren, 18 great great-grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews and friends.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Ed.

The Memorial Mass for Ruth will be at 3:00 p.m. on Tuesday, December 9. 2014 at ST. KATHARINE DREXEL PARISH at St. Aloysius Church, 2401 Main Ave., Kaukauna with Fr. Jerry Pastors officiating. Friends will be received at church from 1:00 p.m. until the time of service. In lieu of flowers, make a donation to the charity of your choice in her name and/or a memorial fund has been established. Burial will be in the family plot at St. Francis Cemetery in Hollandtown. The family has chosen Boettcher Family Funeral Home, Kaukauna to assist them. 

The family would like to express sincere thanks to all the caregivers who helped her through her final years.


Lorraine “Rainy” Brick
(nee Demerath)

Age 76, died peacefully on Thursday, December 9, 2014 at St. Paul Home with her family by her side. She was born September 6, 1938 in Freedom, daughter of the late George and Leona (Verhagen) Demerath. On October 6, 1962 Lorraine married Terrence Brick in Wrightstown. He preceded her in death on July 4, 2013. Lorraine was a homemaker and volunteered at St. Aloysius Catholic Church. She later worked at Kaukauna Piggly Wiggly for many years. Lorraine loved to spend time outside gardening and cutting lawn; her yard was immaculate. She liked visits to the park in Wrightstown, having picnics with the family and watching the kids ski. Halloween was one of her favorite holidays, dressing up for the kids that were trick or treating. Lorraine also loved to walk and bike around Kaukauna. She was a member of St. Aloysius Catholic Church in Kaukauna.   

Lorraine is survived by her Children: Kevin Brick, Tom (Cindy) Brick, Kerri (Scott) Miller, all of Kaukauna and Tiffany (David) Ortiz, Weston, MA; 10 grandchildren: Eric VandenBoogard, Kim (Brian) Kosmosky, Lindsay (Scott) Goldsmith, Austin Brick, Jonathon Brick, Bailey and Nic Miller, Yessica, Alex and D’Angelo Ortiz; 5 great-grandchildren: MaKennah Vandehey, Nevaeh and Danicah Kosmosky, Marlee VandenBoogard and Caroline Goldsmith; 4 brothers: Arlin (Sharon) Demerath, Town of Lawrence, Vernon (Karen) Demerath, Wrightstown, Carlos (Lois) Demerath, Town of Kaukauna, and Gary (Colleen) Demerath, DePere; 2 sisters: Joyce (Bob) Huisenfeldt, Green Bay and Linda (Keith) Peterson, Kaukauna; numerous nieces and nephews. She is furthers survived by her husband’s family: JoAnne (Ralph) Runnoe, Gene (Helen) Brick, Kay Fischer, Bob (Karen Ann) Brick and Peggy (Bill) Balzer. 

She was preceded in death by her husband, Terry, her daughter-in-law, Connie on September 7, 2014; a brother, Dennis Demerath, and her husband’s brother, Fr. Paul Brick and a brother-in-law, Don Fischer.

Mass of Christian Burial for Lorraine will be at 12:00 Noon on Saturday, December 13, 2014 at ST. KATHARINE DREXEL PARISH at St Aloysius Church, 2401 Main Ave., Kaukauna with Fr. Jerry Pastors officiating. Friends will be received directly at church from 9:30 a.m. until the time of service. In lieu of flowers a memorial fund is being established in her name. Burial will take place in St. Paul Cemetery, Wrightstown. 

The family would like to express sincere thanks to Dr. Schoening from Kaukauna Clinic,  the Doctors and Staff at St. Paul Elder Services, her sister Linda Peterson, her sister-in-law, Karen Demerath and all those who showed care and compassion to Lorraine.



Donald J. Vande Wettering

Age 80, died unexpectedly on Wednesday, December 10, 2014 at his home. He was born August 19, 1934 in Appleton, WI, son of the late John and Marie (Vanden Van) Vande Wettering. Blackie was a Korean War Veteran, honored with the Purple Heart. After serving in the navy, he returned home and worked at Kimberly Clark. He later was self-employed as a trucker. Blackie was an avid horseman and enjoyed trail riding with friends. He was also a sports fanatic, enjoyed cribbage and spending time with his horse Chance and his mule, Annabelle.

He is survived by his children: Cheryl Buelow (special friend Mike Lamers), Kim (Brian) Romenesko, Jay (Laurie) Vande Wettering, and Linda (Jim) Theobald; 12 grandchildren: Tara (Ryan) Young, Troy (Trisha) Buelow, Billie (Nate) Bougie, Erika Carrizales, Tyler Sitar, Tanner Sitar, Rachael Sitar (fiancé Eric Willis), Reilly Traynor, Angie (Ryan) Polenz, Kyle Vande Wettering, Eric (Kimberly) Bombinski, and Mackenzie Theobald; 11 great-grandchildren: Leigha, Larissa, Monica and Marah Young, Alivia and Isla Buelow, Will Bougie, Jacobi Willis, Aidan, Declan and Charlotte Polenz; his siblings and in-laws: Jim Vande Wettering, Gary “Butch” (Patty) Vande Wettering, Dick (Donna) Vande Wettering, Sue Lowney, Dan (Jayne) Vande Wettering and Vernon Romenesko; special friends: Judy, Jessie and Julie; numerous nieces and nephews.   

He was preceded in death by a sister, Cleo Romenesko and a brother-in-law, Mike Lowney.  

 A Memorial Service for Blackie will be held at 7:00 p.m. on Sunday, December 14, 2014 at BOETTCHER FAMILY FUNERAL HOME, 2401 Fieldcrest Dr., Kaukauna. Friends may call at the funeral home from 5:30 p.m. until the time of service. Burial will take place in King, WI. In Lieu of flowers, a memorial fund is being established.



Jessica Lee Schaefer

Age 38 passed away unexpectedly on December 8, 2014. She was born on February 29, 1976 in Milwaukee to Jim Barlowski and Linda Pavlac. She liked music and watching movies. Jessica was very creative.

Jessica is survived by her husband Daniel, three children: Austin, Mariah, and Steven, her mother, Linda Barlowski, her father, Jim Barlowski, two sisters: Amanda Wolf and Ashley Barlowski, two nieces: Hailey and Hannah, a brother-in-law, Bill and a sister-in-law, Patricia, aunts, uncles, other relative and friends. 

She was preceded in death by her grandmothers: Lois Pavlac and Lorraine Barlowski; her grandfathers: Robert Pavlac and Frank Barlowski; and an aunt, Judith Davis.

A Memorial Service for Jessica will be held at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, December 16, 2014 at BOETTCHER FAMILY FUNERAL HOME, 2401 Fieldcrest Dr., Kaukauna. Friends may call at the funeral home from 5:00 p.m. until the time of service. In Lieu of flowers, memorials would be appreciated.


Evelyn Rusch

Age 79, was called to rest on December 16, 2014. She was born February 20, 1935, daughter of the late Roland Sr. and Geneva (Leeman) Rusch. Evie was employed for many years at Appleton Papers. After retirement she spent her days taking care of her family.

She is survived by her daughters: Sharon (special friend John Geiger) Montanye and Roxanne Rusch; her grandsons: Donny, Blaine (Marsha) Tyler Montanye, Adam (Jamie) Montanye, and Dale Schweizer; a granddaughter, Michelle (Corey) Verhaagh; great-grandchildren: Amber, Dustin, Molly, Sidney, and Landen; her sister, Judy (Jim) Gaevaert and a brother, Roland Jr. (Carol).  She is further survived by her sister’s children that she raised: Steven (Sherry) Olson and Judy Deeg; special family friend, Dena Wagner; many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; a son-in-law, Chris Montanye, sister and brother-in-law, Patricia and Dale Olson; brother and sister-in-law, Norbert and Carol Rusch; and brother-in-law, Royal Swick.

Funeral Services for Evie will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, December 19, 2014 at BOETTCHER FAMILY FUNERAL HOME, 2401 Fieldcrest Dr., Kaukauna. Friends may call at the funeral home from 11:00 a.m. until the time of service. Entombment will take place in Highland Memorial Park. In Lieu of flowers, a memorial fund is being established in her name.  

She was a strong willed and strong minded person; she lived life to the fullest and will be missed by many. Knowing she is at peace now comforts all of us. She rests in God’s arms now.

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