Roger R. Van Toll
Age 72, passed away on Saturday, March 15, 2014 at Cherry Meadows Hospice. He was born on March 1, 1942 in Kaukauna, son of the late William aand Veronica (Grissman) Van Toll. Roger was an U.S. Army Veteran having served his country in Paris, France. On June 26, 1965, he was united in marriage to Marilyn Dvorachek at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Appleton and together they celebrated 48 years of marriage. Roger had been employed by Thilmany Paper Mill for nearly 25 years. He and Marilyn then bought the Moonlighter Bar in Kaukauna which they operated for four years. Roger then was employed as a maintenance supervisor for the Northland Mall until his retirement. An active outdoorsman, Roger liked to play baseball, golf, and going fishing.
He is survived by his wife, Marilyn; his three children: Chris (Wayne) Huss, Todd (Karin), and Craig (Fay); nine grandchildren: Jessica, Tyler, and Heather Huss, Todd, Jr., Kelsey, and Jason Van Toll, Chance, Stefen, and Dakota Van Toll; three great-grandchildren: Caleb, Zoey, and Aiden; a sister, Yvonne (Tom) Resch; a brother, David Van Toll; a sister-in-law, Cheryl Van Toll. He is further survived by numerous nieces, nephews, brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law: Carol (George) Goeser, Phil Dvorachek, Jean (Frank) Koehler, Janet (Wayne) Berry, Beverly Dvorachek, Charlene (Keith) Dachelet, and Bill (special friend Kitty). Preceding him in death were his parents, two brothers: Gordon and Leon; his mother and father-in-law: Pearl and Charles Dvorachek, and a brother-in-law, Robert Dvorachek.
Memorial services for Roger will be held at 6:00 PM on Tuesday, March 18, 2014 at the BOETTCHER FAMILY FUNERAL HOME, 2401 Fieldcrest Dr., Kaukauna. The family will receive friends and relatives at the funeral home on Tuesday from 3:00 PM until the time of services. In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund in Roger’s name is being established.
Audrey’s Earthly Journey-- (A Journey well-travelled)
Audrey M. (Dietzen) Mader, age 88, passed away on Wednesday, March 19, 2014 at St. Paul Villa. She was born September 19, 1925 daughter of the late Herman and Catherine (Dresang) Carter.
She married Francis Herman Dietzen on October 2, 1948; they were married for 39 ½ years until he passed on June 12, 1988. Audrey is survived by her children: Fran (Diane) Dietzen of Hilbert and his daughters Jackie & Julie, and her daughters Kim(Jeff) Vechart & Jenny(Mike) Busse , Kay Dietzen of Appleton and special friend Rich, Roy (Geralyn) Dietzen of Forest Junction and their daughter Marie(Joe) Kluck, Gary(Leann) Dietzen of Texas and their daughter Chelsea Dietzen, Mary Dietzen of Menasha, Bruce Dietzen of Washington and his daughters Rachel & Tara Dietzen along with 5 great grandchildren: Keely, Abby, Grace, Madison and Emma.
She was then fortunate enough to find love again with Adrian Mader. They were married on February 2, 1991 for 17 years until his death July 26, 2008. Audrey is also survived by her stepchildren: Lois(Jerry) Loos , Al(Paula) Mader, Marlene(Mark) Burton , Steve(Mary) Mader, Gary(Diane) Mader , Rick(Linda) Mader, Dale Mader , Dennis(Gina) Mader , Gerard Mader(special friend Dawn) and Janice(Craig) Knutson along with numerous grand & great-grandchildren. She often spoke of her appreciation of Adrian’s children that accepted her as part of their family.
Audrey is also survived by her sister Arlene(Chuck) Kadrich and sister through Fran: Rose Probst. She was preceded in death by her siblings Jerry Carter, Leroy Carter and Catherine Kelnhofer.
Audrey was born in Milwaukee and spent her early elementary school years in that area. Then the family moved north to the Park Falls/Fifield area where she continued her education through High School.
After high school she ventured out on her own and moved to Appleton. She found employment at Scolding Locks making bobby pins. When out on the town with friends, she attended a dance where she caught the eye of a handsome Harley rider called Francis. They eventually married and moved onto a dairy farm 3 miles south of Sherwood. Though while living up north she lived in a one room cabin, bathed in the river and had a pet deer named Bobby; she had never experienced farm life until now and had to learn to do a whole new set of things that she had never done before. When the children were in their later years of school she reentered the workforce as first a grill cook at Mary’s Place later to be promoted to head cook for approximately 4 ½ yrs. After her 2nd back surgery she returned to simply being a mom at home. Then with her notoriety as an excellent seamstress, she was contacted by Bridal Staircase for a position altering wedding apparel with Noreen Otto, which they both loved. Besides her work and her family, she had a passion for her Catholic faith. “ My Catholic faith has always been very important to me. My dear mother, I believe, was the one who helped me from an early age, because she died when I was 17, a senior in high school. Ever since I moved to this area after graduation from high school, going to mass is very important to me.” “Each night I hold my rosary tight in my hands since my Fran died. It has helped me through many hard nights.”
When asked the question: If I could live my life over again, I would… she replied, ”I would NOT! Francis Dietzen was a good husband and father. He worked for American Can from July 1949 until he died in June 1988. We also farmed 87 acres with my help and the children’s. They were good years!! Then Dear Adrian came into my life after Francis died. I still don’t know why he chose me! He’s been a wonderful loving, caring and kind man in these beautiful years. We have been very happy in these golden years of life. We have travelled to places I never dreamed I’d go. We shared good times and bad times. He’s been wonderful!!”
She moved to her beloved St Paul Villa in July of 2012. She experienced a whole new world and family there from the day she moved in until the moment she passed. She was a great example of Jesus’ teaching of unconditional love to everyone who came in contact with her. She loved you all and continues to pray and watch over us all.
Wayne R. Gillis
Age 61, died unexpectedly on Monday, March 31, 2014 at Appleton Health Care Center. He was born on October 8, 1952 in Appleton, son of the late Royal and Marie (Stommel) Gillis. Wayne was a graduate of St. Mary’s High School in Menasha, Class of 1970. He operated the family farm in the Town of Menasha for several years until establishing his business of Country Auto Repair which began behind the doors of his own small garage. For over 30 years he was the proud owner and operator of the business, through which he served and befriended many members of the community. Wayne was a member of the Sherwood Lions Club, Town of Harrison Volunteer Fire Dept. and served as a member of the Harrison Athletic Association.
He is survived by a daughter, Stephanie (Jeff) Federwitz and their children: Payton, Maxwell, Taylor, and Claire; 2 sons: Troy Gillis and his children: Mackenzie and Mason, Nathan (Jaclyn) Gillis and their children: Alexander, Isabella, Emerson, and Olivia; 4 brothers: Patrick, Ken (Kathy), Tom (Barb), and Mike (Liz); 4 sisters: Kathleen (Darren) Carley, Virginia (Wally) Freund, Mary Jahnke, and Colleen (Tom) Williams. He is further survived by 4 sisters-in-law: Barb Kieso-Gillis, Barb Schreiber-Gillis, Barb Robley-Gillis, and Gloria Gillis; a brother-in-law, Jerry (Barb) Weyenberg.
He is preceded in death by his parents; 4 grandchildren: Samuel, Jordan, Gabrielle, and Jacob Federwitz; 4 brothers: Gerald, Pete, Dan, and Jack; a sister, Judy Weyenberg, a brother-in-law, Earl Jahnke; and a niece, Teri Sanders.
Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, April 3, 2014 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, N369 Military, Sherwood with Fr. Michael Betley officiating. Friends may call at Boettcher Family Funeral Home, 2401 Fieldcrest Dr., Kaukauna on Wednesday, April 2, 2014 from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., with a Parish Prayer Service concluding the evening. Friends may call again on Thursday directly at church from 9:30 a.m. until the time of service. In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund is being established in his name.
Wayne was a loving father, grandfather “Papa”, brother, and friend who will be dearly missed.
“Where there is darkness, let there now be light, where there is sadness, let there now be your joy.” Prayer of St. Francis
Age 85, passed away on Monday, March 31, 2014 at Appleton Medical Center. He was born on May 25, 1928 in Crandon, WI, son of the late Warren and Lida (Longcor) Kemp. On August 25, 1948 he was united in marriage to June Tank at the Methodist Parsonage in Seymour and together they celebrated 65 years of marriage. George served his country as a veteran of the U.S. Air force. He was a cheesemaker for 32 years at Simon’s Cheese Factory until his retirement. George enjoyed many years as a Boy Scout Leader. He enjoyed camping, fishing, hunting, gardening and all other nature. He enjoyed doing puzzles, watching TV, and enjoyed being around family and friends.
He is survived by his wife, June; his five children: Kenneth (Judi), Beverly (Jim) Pynenberg, Glenn (Sharon), Bonita “Bonnie” (Bruce) Bowers, and Sarah (Bryon) Petrie; eleven grandchildren: Chad (Brooke) Kemp, Jill (Greg) Unser, Neal (Laura) Pynenberg, Patrick (Belinda) Pynenberg, Dale (Stephanie) Pynenberg, Jason (R.J.) Kemp-Stevens, Heidi (Nels) VanDynHoven, Becky (Adam) Spoehr, Britainney Petrie, Gabrielle Petrie, and Kayleigh Petrie; 12 great-grandchildren; and a sister, Betty (Ed) Retzlaff. He is further survived by nieces, nephews, and other relatives.
He was preceded in death by his parents, 21 brothers and sisters.
Funeral Services for George will be held at 6:00 p.m. on Thursday, April 3, 2014 at BOETTCHER FAMILY FUNERAL HOME, 2401 Fieldcrest Dr., Kaukauna with Rev. Lucretia Fehrmann officiating. Friends may call at the funeral home on Thursday from 3:00 p.m. until the time of service. In Lieu of flowers, a memorial fund is being established.
He will be missed by all.
Age 90, passed away at the Fox River Nursing and Rehab center in Appleton on April 8, 2014. Betty was born in Appleton on November 14, 1923, daughter of the late Otto and Mildred (Froeming) Fredericks. On October 16, 1948 she was united in marriage to Jerome Brown at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Appleton. The couple enjoyed 52 years together until Jerome died in September 2001. Betty was a member of Sacred Heart Parish in Sherwood, where she enjoyed helping out with funeral dinners for the parish. She enjoyed bringing up her family on the family farm and also enjoyed her flower and vegetable garden. Betty’s cooking will be greatly missed.
Betty is survived by her son, Steven Brown, Kimberly. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Jerome; a son, Jeffrey Brown, a sister, Pearl Knoespel and a brother-in-law, Rev. Clarence Knoespel.
Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, April 12, 2014 at St. John-Sacred Heart Catholic Church, ST. JOHN SITE, N7692 Cty Rd BB, Hilbert with Fr. Timothy Brandt officiating. Friends may call directly at church from 9:30 a.m. until the time of service. Burial will take place in Sacred Heart Catholic Cemetery. Sherwood. In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund is being established. The family has chosen Boettcher Family Funeral Home, Kaukauna to assist them.
Age 75, passed away on Saturday, April 12, 2014 at Appleton Medical Center. She was born on August 15, 1938 in Kaukauna, daughter of the late William and Sally (Derfus) Marx. On June 3, 1961 she was united in marriage to Thomas Sanders at St. Mary Catholic Church and together they celebrated 26 years of marriage. Thomas preceded her in death in 1988. Mary Ellen was employed in the Sales Department of Kaukauna Cheese Co. for 30 years until her retirement. She was a longstanding member of St. Mary Catholic Church in Kaukauna. Mary Ellen enjoyed playing cards with her friends every Monday and looked forward to being with family and friends.
She is survived by her three children: Kris (Ann), Dale (Amy), and Sheila (Kurt) Buchberger; seven grandchildren: Malerie (Jake) Van Gompel, Fallon (special friend Roman Peplinski), Roman (special friend Anna Brittnacher), Baleigh, Zacary, Samantha, and Aaron Buchberger; a great grandson, Brecken Van Gompel; a sister, Joan (Vic) Ebben; two brothers: Bill Marx and Bob (Barb) Marx; a brother-in-law, Raymond Sanders; a sister-in-law, Noreen Vaubel. She is further survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends. Preceding her in death were her parents, her husband, mother and father-in-law: Veronica and Les Sanders, a sister and brother-in-law: Mary Catherine and Neil Hietpas; and a sister-in-law: Betty Sanders.
Funeral services for Mary Ellen will be held at 7: 00 PM on Wednesday, April 16, 2014 at the BOETTCHER FAMILY FUNERAL HOME, 2401 Fieldcrest Dr. in Kaukauna with Deacon Steve Van De Hey officiating. Burial will be in St. Mary Cemetery in Kaukauna. Friends may call at the funeral home on Wednesday from 4:00 PM until the time of services. In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund in Mary Ellen’s name is being established.
Age 87, passed away on Saturday, April 12, 2014. He was born on April 25, 1926, son of the late Willard and Helena (Van Straten) Johnson. On August 7, 1948 he was united in marriage to Rose Micke at St. Mary Catholic Church in Kaukauna and together they celebrated 65 years of marriage. He was a truck driver for over 30 years at CW Transport Co. until his retirement. Ossie was an avid hunter and fly fisherman. He loved baseball and was asked to play for the Bluejays. He was really involved in all of his grandchildren’s sporting activities. Ossie looked forward to his hunting trips out west and fishing trips to Canada. He spent his leisure time at the cabin in Crivitz where he and Rose made their permanent home 4 years ago.
He is survived by his wife, Rose; his three children: Bonnie (Jeff) Soland-Ott, Bryan (Sherry) Johnson, and Cindy (special friend Bob) Krzewina; a daughter-in-law, Barb Johnson; 19 grandchildren: Brittney (Richard) Dupuis, Mandy (Jeff) Quick, Danielle Soland, Joshua Soland, Zachary Soland, Jeff Ott Jr., Connie (Marty) Kramer, Curt Johnson, Sean Johnson, Kyla (Joe) Grinsteiner, Alayna (Brian) Richlen, Whitney Johnson, Cale Johnson, Samantha VanNess, Robert VanNess, Jonathan VanNess, Wesley (Alisha) Krzewina, Krystle (Aaron) Baer, Tyler (Jennifer) Krzewina; Nineteen great-grandchildren; two sisters: June Sommerfeld and Gladys Bildings; 8 sisters-in-law: Patricia Johnson, Martha Dercks, Evelyn Peer, Judy Micke, Marie Micke, Joyce Micke, Joanne Verkuilen, and Carol Micke; 4 brothers-in-law: Clayton Bildings, Harold Micke, Clarence Micke and Kenny Micke.
In addition to his parents, Ossie was preceded in death by a son, Curtis Johnson, a grandson, Rory Krzewina, a son-in-law, Jim Soland, a brother, Bill Johnson, a sister, Arlene Dugre and numerous brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law.
Mass of Christian Burial for Ossie will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, April 16, 2014 at HOLY CROSS CATHOLIC CHURCH, 309 Desnoyer St., Kaukauna with Fr. Tom Pomeroy officiating. Friends may call at BOETTCHER FAMILY FUNERAL HOME, 2401 Fieldcrest Dr., Kaukauna on TUESDAY, April 15, 2014 from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. and again on Wednesday directly at church from 9:30 a.m. until the time of service. Burial will be in the parish cemetery. In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund is being established.
The family wishes to extend their gratitude to Harold and Judy Micke for their support these past four years and to Unity Hospice for making his last few days more comfortable.
Shirley M. Janssen
Age 69, passed away on Sunday, April 13, 2014 at home. She was born April 25, 1944, daughter of the late Edward and Viola (Smith) Janssen. Shirley was an avid bowler, loved to golf and play softball. She had been employed by Gunderson Cleaners for many years until her retirement.
She is survived by her two sisters: Joanne Ganzyk and Linda (James) Fredericksen; two brothers: Gary Janssen and Carl (Kathy) Jansen; a brother-in-law, Marvin Dietzen; two sisters-in-law: Phyllis Janssen and Karen Janssen; an aunt, Alice Janssen. She is further survived by nieces, nephews, and other relatives.
She was preceded in death by her parents, two sisters and two brothers: Marcia Dietzen, Mary Janssen, James Janssen, and Richard Janssen; and a brother-in-law, Gary Ganzyk.
Funeral Services for Shirley will be held on Saturday, April 19, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. at BOETTCHER FAMILY FUNERAL HOME, 2401 Fieldcrest Dr., Kaukauna. Friends may call on Saturday at the funeral home from 11:00 a.m. until the time of service. In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund is being established. Burial will take place in St. Mary Cemetery.
The family wishes to extend their gratitude to the staff of Affinity Hospice, especially Ellen, Cass, Shelly, and Philip.
Age 86 passed away on Sunday, April 13, 2014 at St. Paul Elder Services. She was born December 12, 1927, daughter of the late Frank and Sophie (Dorn) Lueck. On June 10, 1950, she was united in marriage to Lawrence De Groot at St. Therese Catholic Church in Appleton and together they celebrated 59 years of marriage. Joanne was a homemaker and loving mother of 5 children. She was remembered by many as the lunch and playground supervisor at Kimberly Elementary School for many years before moving on to Warehouse Specialists Christmas line and then hired full time for Bemis Jason in 1980 until her retirement. She enjoyed working because she loved being with people. She had many good friends who enjoyed card club with her. Joanne also spent enjoyable times with many friends at Jerry Kamps courts in Combined Locks pitching horseshoes and helping organize the tournaments. She brought a joyful presence where ever she went. She was very close to her family and cherished time spent with her children and grandchildren, brothers and sisters.
She is survived by her 5 children: Mike De Groot, Mark De Groot, Jon De Groot, Larry (Teresa) De Groot, Kris (Don) Van Roy; 14 grandchildren: Lisa (Bruce) Keeth, Scott (Lisa) De Groot, Jill (Scott) Thayer, Tara (Jim) Burkhart, Rachel (David) Osterling, Carrie De Groot, Misty De Groot, Matt (Amber) De Groot, Lindsay (AJ) Teunissen, Emily De Groot, Jacob De Groot, Kayln (Tommy) Nelson, Cody Van Roy, and Sam Van Roy; 13 great grandchildren: 2 sisters: Tess (Murray) Weiss and Mary Lueck; and a brother, Chuck Lueck; 4 sisters in law: Pat De Groot, Ann De Groot, and Dianne De Groot, Theresa Sanders; and one brother in law, Carl Schnese. Joanne is further survived by many nieces, nephews and other relatives.
She was preceded in death by 2 brothers: Jim Lueck, and Bob (Kathy) Lueck; and many brothers and sisters in la.
A Memorial Mass for Joanne will be at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday April 26, 2014 at Holy Spirit Parish at Holy Angels Church, Darboy. Friends may call directly at church from 9:00 a.m. until the time of mass.
The family wishes to extend their gratitude to the staff of St.Paul Elder Service rehab wing and wonderful neighbors and friends Dave and Marilyn Harke.
Joan A. Haen
Oshkosh formerly of Fond du Lac and Kaukauna
Age 84, died peacefully on Tuesday, April 15, 2014 at Park View Health Center, Oshkosh with her loving family by her side. She was born October 12, 1929, daughter of the late Christian and Viola (Hockers) Baeten. On May 1, 1951 Joan married Kenneth Haen in West DePere and the couple enjoyed 59 years of marriage together prior to his death on December 13, 2010. Joan enjoyed reading, cooking, baking, and fishing. She assisted Ken at the Star Orchard, which he owned with his two brothers. Joan enjoyed volunteering in the various communities they lived in.
Joan is survived by her children: Steven (Donna) Haen, Kaukauna, Susan (Paul) Behnke, Oshkosh, James (Cyndy) Haen, Wausau, Jeffrey (Carla) Haen, Oshkosh, Peter (Deanna) Haen, Oakfield; 12 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; 1 great-grandchild on the way; 2 sisters, 1 brother and 3 brothers-in-law: Doris (Dick) Thomas, Wisconsin Rapids, Barb (Dave) Reinbold, Manitowoc, Ralph (Virginia) Baeten, Green Bay, and Gene Brown, Boston, MA. She is further survived by her husband’s family, 1 brother-in-law and 3 sisters-in-law: Sr. Ann Joachim, Manitowoc, Ivo (Carol) Haen, Kaukauna and Bernice Haen, Hollandtown; numerous nieces, nephews, and other relatives.
She is preceded in death by her husband, Ken in 2010, a son Richard in 1973, 2 brothers: Ralph Baeten and Fr. David Baeten; and a sister, Virginia Brown. She was further preceded in death by her husband’s family: Ray Haen, Jerome (Mertie) Haen, Eugene Haen, Sr. St. Barbara Haen, and Marcella (Earl) Fink.
The Mass of Christian Burial for Joan will be at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, April 22, 2014 at ST. RAPHAEL the ARCHANGEL CATHOLIC CHURCH, 830 S. Westhaven Ave., Oshkosh with Fr. Michael Warden officiating. Friends may call on Monday, April 21, 2014 at BOETTCHER FAMILY FUNERAL HOME, 2401 Fieldcrest Dr., Kaukauna from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. with a prayer service concluding the evening. Friends may call again on Tuesday directly at church from 9:30 a.m. until the time of service. Burial will take place in Calvary Cemetery, Oshkosh. In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund is being established.
The family would like to thank the staff at Park View Health Center in Oshkosh for the compassionate care they gave to our mother.