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.
David L. Kilgas
Age 84, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, September 23, 2014 at Cherry Meadows Hospice, surrounded by family. He was born August 8, 1930, son of the late Norbert and Agnes (Gillen) Kilgas. He met his future wife while in high school and after a five year courtship he married Frances “Franny” Huss on June 20, 1953. Together they celebrated over 58 years of marriage. Dave was a proud US Army Veteran, who served honorably in the Korean War. He was a past Grand Knight of the Knights of Columbus, a member of the Kaukauna Lions Club, and Veterans of Foreign War Post #3319. Dave was employed for nearly 40 years at Thilmany until his retirement.
He is survived by his three sons: Michael (Lila), Timothy (Barb), and Gregory (Karen); a daughter, Sarah; nine grandchildren: Stacie Attig, Nicole (Dan) Flaherty, Steven, Michael Taylor, Paul, Dianne, Adam, and Kevin; two sisters: Joan (Francis) Gerow and Rita Gatz; sisters-in-law: Margaret "Muggs" Kilgas, Barbara Mischler, Sr. Helen Huss, Mary (Paul) Schuh, and Ginny (Bob) Recla.
He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife “Franny”, grandchildren: Jonathon and Amy; a sister, Mary Ellen Rewey, brothers: Dale and Don; sister-in-law, Helen Kilgas; and brothers-in-law: David Gatz, Wayne Rewey, Ronald Vanden Bosch, and Wilfred Mischler.
The Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, September 29, 2014 at ST. KATHARINE DREXEL PARISH at St. Mary Church, 119 West 7th St., Kaukauna with Fr. Jerry Pastors and Fr. Willard Van De Loo concelebrating. Friends will be received on Sunday, September 28, 2014 at BOETTCHER FAMILY FUNERAL HOME, 2401 Fieldcrest Dr., Kaukauna from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., with a Parish Prayer at 7:00 p.m. concluding the evening. Friends may call again directly at church on Monday from 9:30 a.m. until the time of mass. Full Military Rites will be held outside of church immediately following services by VFW Post #3319. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Cherry Meadows Hospice, Appleton.
The family wishes to extend their gratitude to the staff of Cherry Meadows Hospice, Joan and Francie Gerow, and Bill Vander Loop.
Mike, Greg, and Sarah wish to personally thank Tim and Sam Kilgas for lovingly taking care of Dad in their home since Mom’s passing.
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.