Mary M. Schaefer                                                                         Flora M. Appleton
Ruth L. Nehrlich                                                                           Margaret Kilgas 
Edwin T. Van Dyke                                                                       Joseph E. Schwalbach
Dolores J. Hurst                                                                           James M. Giordana
Cletus H. Meyerhofer                                                                   Bernice H. Hacker 
Mary J. Van Dalen                                                                        Florence A. De Goey
Nancy J. Peterson                                                                        Pamela T. Bowers
Joyce Alice Timm

The Boettcher Family Funeral Home


 

Schaefer, Mary  Marguerite (Chambers)

Mary Chambers Schaefer passed away peacefully on March 4, 2015.    Mary was born October 24, 1916 to William R., Sr. and Sarah A. (Nesbitt) Chambers at home in Suamico, WI.  Mary graduated from White Pine School in the Town of Suamico. After graduating from Sacred Heart Academy in Green Bay, WI.  Mary received her teaching license from Outagamie County Teachers’ Training School in Kaukauna, WI.  After teaching one year in a rural Brown County school, she married Charles Schaefer in 1936 at St. John the Baptist Church in Duck Creek, WI and moved to Kaukauna.  They became the parents of five children.  Charles preceded her in death in 1967.

Mary was very active together with her husband in Boy Scouts of America as their sons were growing up.  She taught at St. John’s Grade School in Little Chute from 1956 to 1973, primarily third grade.  Upon the death of a beloved daughter-in-law, Mary moved to California to care for her young granddaughter for twelve years. 

Mary loved to drive.  During the years she spent in California not many summers passed without her bringing her granddaughter back to Wisconsin to visit family.  Her truck with camper attached was her home away from home.  Mary loved traveling abroad also and being full-blooded Irish, she especially cherished her two trips to Ireland.

After returning to Kaukauna, she renewed old friendships and became active in St. Mary’s Altar Society, Golden Agers, St. Vincent de Paul Society, National Catholic Order of Foresters, and Loaves and Fishes food pantry.   She also taught Religious Ed at St. Mary Parish where she served as an Extraordinary Minister of Holy Communion and helped with funeral dinners.

Mary spent many hours crocheting and knitting.  However, her earliest love was reading.  She could become so absorbed in a book that she became oblivious to anything around her.

Mary is survived by five children:  her daughter Donna Vanden Heuvel, Kaukauna and her children, Tom (Ellen) Vanden Heuvel; Tim (Annette) Vanden Heuvel and their children Tana and Colton; Jill (John) Evers and their daughter, Haley; David (Jennifer) Vanden Heuvel and their daughters Cassidy Vanden Heuvel and Cori Lang; and four sons: Jerome (Jerry) ( Margie) Schaefer, Colorado Springs, CO, and their daughters Cindy (Chris) Knapp and Kimberly (Michael)  Van Ee and their daughter Arianna;  Dennis (Mary Lou) Schaefer, Kaukauna  and their children Michael (Kim ) Schaefer and his daughter  Stephanie (Ben) Lancour; Brian Schaefer; Becky (Dan) Berg and  their daughters Lauryn and Jennsen; Amy (Jeff) Diedrick and their children Payton and Connor; Joseph (Marie) Schaefer, Denver, CO, and his daughter Katie (Kevin) Bishop and their sons Morgan and Wesley;  John (Jack) (Jolene) Schaefer, Kaukauna and their children, Kyle (Leona) Schaefer and their daughters, Emma and Cora;  Kevin (Jennifer) Schaefer and their sons  Landon and Greyson; Travis (Tara) Schaefer  and their daughters Alizè and Lillian.  She is also survived by her brother Patrick Chambers, sister-in-law Jenny Chambers of Green Bay and brother-in-law Charles Van Eyck of Darboy as well as many nieces and nephews.

Besides her husband, Mary was preceded in death by her parents, siblings and sisters- and brothers-in-law: Catherine (Bob) Cox, Genevieve (Ronald) White,  William R Chambers Jr., John (Jack) (Florian) Chambers, Francis (Tim) Chambers, Donna  Chambers , daughter-in-law Sally Schaefer and  grandson, Jeffrey Vanden Heuvel, Charles’ parents Frank and Kathryn Schaefer, sisters-in-law Theresa Van Eyck and Virginia  (Lawrence) Schmitz, brothers-in-law Ferdinand (Catherine) Schaefer and Cecil (Helen)  Schaefer.

Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, March 9, 2015 at St. Katharine Drexel Parish at St. Mary Church, 119 West Seventh St., Kaukauna with Fr. Jerry Pastors officiating. The family will receive relatives and friends at Boettcher Family Funeral Home, 2401 Fieldcrest Dr., Kaukauna, on Sunday evening from 4:00 P.M. until the time of a closing prayer service at 7:00  P.M.  and on Monday  at the church from 9:00 A.M. until the time of Mass.

The family would like to send a special thank you to the nurses and staff at St. Paul Elder Services for the wonderful loving care they showered on Mary.



Flora M. Appleton 
Kaukauna

Age 84, passed away peacefully with her husband Thomas Appleton at her side on Sunday, March 8, 2015 at the St. Paul Home in Kaukauna, WI.  She was born October 25, 1930 in Kaukauna, daughter of the late Bernard and Marie (Van Linn) Brouillard. Flora met Tom while working at Zwickers Knitting Mill. On September 5, 1958 they were married at Holy Cross Catholic Church in Kaukauna.  They lived in the Kaukauna area their entire lives.

Flora was a homemaker all of her life.  After raising their five children, she worked for a few years at Butte des Morts Golf Course in Appleton and then at Colonial House in Freedom.  Some of Flora’s favorite pastimes were walking, swimming, working with her flowers, making crafts, sewing, puzzles, reading and baking.  Everyone always loved her homemade chocolate chip cookies and apple pies! They were the best! She liked listening to a variety of music, especially Vince Gill and enjoyed going to some of his concerts.  Flora bowled on a league in Wrightstown for many years. Tom and Flora loved playing Sheepshead and attending Packer games with their friends. After retirement, they were able to travel and visit many places such as Alaska, Branson, MO, western United States and Canada. They were members of Holy Cross Catholic Church and Flora donated baked goods for church events whenever possible.  She also volunteered at St. Vincent de Paul in later years.

She is survived by her husband of 56 years, Thomas and their children: Lori (Rick) Hedtke of Appleton, David Appleton of Kaukauna, Stephen Appleton of Kaukauna, Kim (Scott) Walbrun of Appleton, and DeAnn (Jeff) Kohlbeck of Appleton, 6 grandsons: Derek and Aaron Hedtke, Thomas and Jacob Appleton, and Zachary and Luke Walbrun.  She is further survived by her husband’s family; Daniel (Nancy) Appleton of Kaukauna, Elizabeth Appleton of Appleton, Carol Appleton of Kaukauna, Tom Sutliff of Colorado, several nieces, nephews, and friends.

She was preceded in death by two sisters and brothers in law: Mavis (Lloyd) Jansen and Shirley (Ewald) Gottschalk, and stepmother, Joy Brouillard.  She is further preceded in death by her husband’s family: Clark and Charles Appleton and Patricia Sutliff.

The funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, March 13, 2015 at the Holy Cross Catholic Church in Kaukauna with Father Tom Pomeroy officiating. Friends may call directly at church from 9:00 a.m. until the time of service. Entombment will be in Highland Memorial Park, Appleton.  In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund has been established for Alzheimers Foundation of America.

The family would like to express Sincere Thanks to the staff of St. Paul Villa and Nursing Home and also to Dr. Paul Russo along with the Kaukauna Clinic for all of their loving care and support.

Mom- you were such a loving and devoted wife, mother and grandmother.  We love you and will miss you always.  We’re at peace knowing that your battle with dementia is over and we know you will be smiling down on us from heaven. You will be forever in our hearts, until we meet again.


 

Ruth L. Nehrlich
Kaukauna

Age 90 died on Tuesday, March 10, 2015 at Appleton Medical Center. She was born June 9, 1924 in Sheboygan, WI, daughter of the late Erwin and Eliza (Wangemann) Mohr. On November 18, 1950 Ruth married Raymond H. Nehrlich in Sheboygan. The couple enjoyed 51 years of marriage prior to his death in 2002. Ruth was an active member of Immanuel United Church of Christ, being especially active in the music program.

She is survived by 2 daughters: Marcia (Don) Hoehne and Beth Broyld (Willy Czeiszperger); 6 grandchildren: Scott (Marci) Hoehne, Jill (Scott) Gogos, Keith (Katie) Hoehne, Elijah Broyld, Andrea Broyld (Dion Nixon) and Isaac (Kate) Broyld; 6 great-grandchildren: Layne and Mallory Hoehne, Paige Gogos, Hayden Ramirez-Broyld, Jakala Reed, and Olivia Broyld; a sister, Eva Rusch; a sister-in-law, Sally Mohr; numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Raymond; an infant son, Todd in 1954; 2 brothers: Melvin (Mildred) and Frederick; 2 sisters: Caroline (Hans) Rodemerk and Marion (John) Wegman, and a brother-in-law, Ruben Rusch.

A Memorial Service for Ruth will be at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, March 18, 2015 at Immanuel United Church of Christ, 510 Sullivan Ave., Kaukauna with Pastor David Bolz officiating. Friends may call directly at church from 10:00 a.m. until the time of service. The family has chosen Boettcher Family Funeral Home, Kaukauna to assist them. 

The family would like to express sincere thanks to Jim and Mary Nussbaum, Lois Kouyias and Delores Hurst for their caring friendship through the years.


 

Margaret Kilgas
“Muggs”
Kaukauna

Age 78 died peacefully on March 13, 2015 at her home. She was born August 5, 1937 in Kaukauna, daughter of the late Ervin and Martha (Verkuilen) Borree. On December 27, 1958 Muggs married her high school sweetheart, Donald Kilgas. The couple enjoyed 34 years of marriage together prior to his death in 1992. Muggs retired from Thilmany Pulp and Paper. She enjoyed her pool, her dog and her friends. Muggs spent as much time with the grandchildren as she could. She enjoyed “celebrating life” (as loudly as she could). Muggs was a member of St. Katharine Drexel Parish at St. Mary Church, active in the Kaukauna Alumni Association, the Outagamie Historical Society, a member of the “Red Hats” and she volunteered at Memorial Gardens.

She is survived by her son, Christopher and Sue Kilgas, Kaukauna; 2 daughters: Kay (Tim) Siebers, Kaukauna and Ann (Branden) Hacker, Kaukauna; 5 grandchildren: Lisa Kilgas, Matt Kilgas, James Siebers, Lexi Hacker and Cameron Hacker; her dog and buddy “Buckeye”; 2 brothers: Dick (Rosie) Borree, Little Chute and John (Betty) Borree; 2 sisters: Yvonne (Richard) Landwehr, Sheboygan and Judy Borree, Mt. Horeb, WI; numerous nieces and nephews. She is further survived by her husband’s sisters: Rita Gatz, Kaukauna and Joan (Francis) Gerow, Kaukauna.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Don in 1992 and a granddaughter, Monica.  

Funeral Services for Margaret will be at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, March 18, 2015 at ST. KATHARINE DREXEL PARISH at St. Mary Church, 119 West 7th St., Kaukauna with Fr. Jerry Pastors officiating. Friends may call on Tuesday, March 17, 2015 at BOETTCHER FAMILY FUNERAL HOME, 2401 Fieldcrest Dr., Kaukauna from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. with a parish prayer service at 7:00 p.m. Friends may call again on Wednesday directly at church from 9:30 a.m. until the time of service. 


 

Edwin T. Van Dyke
Kaukauna

Age 78, died on Wednesday, March 18, 2015 at his home. He was born July 29, 1936 in Kaukauna, son of the late Edwin F. and Dorothy (Kersten) Van Dyke. Edwin was a US Army Veteran. He married Judith DeBruin on August 4, 1962. The couple enjoyed 37 years of marriage together prior to her death on November 16, 1999. Edwin worked for the city of Kaukauna retiring in 1998. He enjoyed traveling and camping and spending time with family and friends. Edwin was a member of Holy Cross Catholic Church in Kaukauna.

He is survived by his children: Diane Cappaert, Kaukauna, Robert (Penny) Van Dyke, Greenville and William Van Dyke, Nicholasville, Kentucky; 6 grandchildren: Connie (Brandon) Johnson, Michael Van Dyke, Brittany Van Dyke (special friend Sam), Megan Van Dyke, Amanda and Emily Vandyke; 1 brother: Donald (Pat) Van Dyke, Green Bay; 1 sister: Charlotte (Joe) Weyenberg, Kaukauna; numerous nieces and nephews and special friend, Ken Plach, Appleton.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Judith Ann in 1999.  

A Memorial Service for Edwin will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday March 20, 2015 at HOLY CROSS CATHOLIC CHURCH, 309 Desnoyer St., Kaukauna with Fr. Tom Pomeroy officiating.  Friends may call directly at church from 9:00 a.m. until the time of service. The family has chosen Boettcher Family Funeral Home, Kaukauna to assist them.


 

Joseph E. Schwalbach
Joe”
Sherwood

Age 72, passed away on Monday, March 23, 2015 at St. Elizabeth Hospital following a courageous battle with cancer. He was born March 5, 1943 in Appleton, WI, son of the late Joseph F. and Eulalia “Lila” (Steidl) Schwalbach. On June 11, 1966, Joe married Mary Lou Halbach at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, St. John. After raising their family in the Town of Menasha, they have lived the last 18 years in Sherwood. Joe worked for James River, now GPC, retiring in 2005. Joe was a member of the Sherwood Lions, American Legion and 40 et 8. He was also a member of St. John-Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Sherwood. Spending time with family was a top priority. Joe enjoyed vacationing in the winter months with friends in Orange Beach, AL, and playing sheepshead in the summer while riding on the horse-drawn wagon through the countryside. He was an easy-going guy with a big heart.

He is survived by his wife of 48 years, Mary, and their children: Joseph M. (Martha Dee), Dusseldorf, Germany, John (Jennifer), Hudson, Timothy, Sherwood and Teresa “Tracy” (Scott) Siemion, Sun Prairie; 6 grandchildren: Joseph A. and Jacob, Zachary and Kelsey, Jack Conforti and Adam Siemion; 1 brother: Frank (Margaret “Peggy”), Stockbridge; 3 sisters: Marianne Heckner, Stoughton, Ellen (Len) Opsteen, Kimberly and Susan (Ray) Palm, Darboy. He is further survived by his wife’s family: Mike (Karen) Halbach, Carol (Fred) Pritzl and Kris Halbach; numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his 2 brothers-in-law: Tom Heckner and Patrick Halbach.

Funeral Services for Joe will be at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, March 27, 2015 at ST. JOHN-SACRED HEART CATHOLIC CHURCH, N369 Military Rd., Sherwood with Fr. Michael Betley officiating. Friends may call on Thursday, March 26, 2015 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 on Friday directly at Church from 9:30 a.m. until the time of service. Burial will take place in the Parish Cemetery.


Dolores J. Hurst 
Kaukauna

Age 86, died peacefully on Thursday, March 26, 2015 at Parkside Care Center. She was born December 16, 1928 in Appleton, WI, daughter of the late Willis and Nanna (Johnson) Elsner. On October 16, 1954 Dolores married Harry L. Hurst, the couple lived in Kaukauna their entire married lives and enjoyed 60 years of marriage prior to his death on January 2, 2015. Dolores worked many years at Wisconsin Telephone as a phone operator. She retired and volunteered the rest of her life to the City of Kaukauna and her church. She was a member of Immanuel United Church of Christ, Kaukauna.

She is survived by 2 sisters:  Carmen Elsner, Little Chute and Denise Koepke, Abilene, TX; and a sister-in-law, Norma Elsner. She is further survived by her husband’s family: Audrey (Gerald) Driessen, Little Chute, Jeanette (Tom) Vandehey, Kimberly and Elizabeth Hurst, Appleton; many nieces, nephews, and friends.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Harry; 1 sister, Lou Ellen Elsner; 1 brother, Willis Elsner Jr., and a brother-in-law, Leslie.

Funeral Services for Dolores will be at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, March 31, 2015 at IMMANUEL UNITED CHURCH of CHRIST, 510 Sullivan Ave., Kaukauna with Rev. David Bolz officiating. Friends may call directly at church from 9:30 a.m. until the time of service. In lieu of flowers a memorial fund has been established for 1000 Island Environmental Center or the Loaves and Fishes Food Pantry.  Burial will take place in Riverside Cemetery.

Special thanks to Cathy and Brian Hawley, Wayne and Clair Christopherson and the staff at Parkside Care Center for all their love and care.


  

James M. Giordana (86) of Kenosha, WI, passed away on March 31, 2015 at St. Paul Elder Services in Kaukauna, WI. 

Jim was born October 28, 1928 in Kaukauna, WI, the ninth of twelve children born to the late Emil and Laura (Diaguardo) Giordana.  He graduated from Kaukauna High School in 1948. He enlisted in the U.S. Army and served in Berlin, Germany from June 1949 to August of 1952.

Jim attended the University of Wisconsin Stevens Point from 1952 to 1954 and the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh from 1954 to 1956 graduating with a Bachelor of Science degree with dual majors in English and History.  He earned his master’s degree in Library Science from Rosary College, River Forest, IL in 1970.

On July 23, 1953 he married Sally Ann Benson in Waukegan, IL and moved to Kenosha, WI in 1956.  He taught and coached at Washington Junior High School from 1956 to 1964.  From 1964 to 1990 he taught and coached at Mary D. Bradford High School.

Jim was a member of the National Education Association, the Wisconsin Education Association, the Wisconsin Retired Educators Association, the Danish Brotherhood Lodge, and a past member of the Elks Club.  He enjoyed reading, all sports, and travel.  He was a frustrated golfer who enjoyed being with his golf buddies.

He is survived by his daughter Jill (John) Harrison of Vail CO; his daughter Lisa (Martin Beckman) Giordana of Saint Johns, FL; and his son Patrick (Susan Hernke) Giordana of Hudson, WI.  He also leaves behind his five grandchildren:  Maddie Giordana, Misha Harrison, Jenna Harrison, Molly Beckman, and Jacob Giordana.  He is also survived by his sister, Janice (Bob) Hammen; his brother, Frank (Red) Giordana; his sisters-in-law, Donna Giordana, Lorraine (Butter) Giordana, and Sally Giordana; and special friend, Jean Schumann, all of Kaukauna, WI.  He was preceded in death by his wife Sally Ann in 2005, four sisters:  Sister Jilene (Theophane), Philomena Skalmusky,  Lucille Schmidt, and Mary Hubert, and  five brothers: Carl, Joe, Emil, Bob, and Rich.

A memorial service for Jim will be held at 12:00 Noon, Saturday, April 18th, 2015 at Hansen-Lendman Funeral Home, 6019 7th Ave, Kenosha, WI, with Deacon Ron Lesjak officiating. Friends may call directly at the funeral home on Saturday from 10:30 until the time of the service.  A celebration of life will immediately follow the service.  

 

 


 

Cletus H. Meyerhofer
Clet”
Town of Harrison

Age 81, passed away on April 5, 2015, two days before his 82nd birthday, at his home with his family at his side. He was born on April 7, 1933 in the town of Harrison to the late Henry and Georgia (Thon) Meyerhofer Rochon. After he finished school he joined the U.S. Army before marrying Mary Ann Mahnke on December 26, 1953. He served in the U.S. Army from 1953 to 1955 and was a farmer for over 60 years. Cletus enjoyed sturgeon spearing, deer hunting, fishing, going to the casino, playing sheepshead and being in the tractor. Cletus was known by everyone for never having a crooked corn row.

Cletus is survived by his loving wife Mary Ann of 61 years; by eight children: Steve (Bev) Meyerhofer, Ruth (Bruce) Thompson, Mike Meyerhofer, John Meyerhofer, Bruce (Lori) Meyerhofer, Joyce (Tom) Harris, Dave Meyerhofer and Dan (Shelley) Meyerhofer. He is also survived by nineteen grandchildren: Laura (Dave) Mayer, Sarah (Marc) Vandenhouten, Ryan Meyerhofer, Randy (Nicole) Thompson, Gary (Erica) Thompson, Janet (Cal) Harrell, Michael Jr. (Amy) Meyerhofer, Angie (John) Kerkenbush, Rachel Meyerhofer, Josh (Jessica) Meyerhofer, Matt Meyerhofer, Ben and Amber Meyerhofer, Ashley (Steve) Ropski, Adam Smet, Brooke and Andrew Meyerhofer, Erin and Mitch Meyerhofer and 14 great-grandchildren. Cletus is also survived by brothers: Paul (Mary) Meyerhofer, Pat (Anna) Rochon; in-laws Milton (Doris) Mahnke.

He was preceded in death by his infant daughter, Joan, his father, Henry, mother and step-father, Georgia and James Rochon, brother and sister in-law, Glen and Betty Meyerhofer, sisters in-law: Barb Meyerhofer and Marlene Rochon and wife’s parents, Gilbert and Hattie Mahnke.

The funeral service for Cletus will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, April 9, 2015 at St. John-Sacred Heart Catholic Church, N369 Military, Sherwood with Fr. Michael Betley officiating. Friends may call on Wednesday, April 8, 2015 at Boettcher Family Funeral Home 2401 Fieldcrest Dr., Kaukauna from 3:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. and again on Thursday directly at church from 9:00 a.m. until the time of service. Burial will take place in the parish cemetery.

Cletus’s family would like to express their heartfelt appreciation to daughter Joyce Harris for all the love and care given to Dad during his illness right to the end.


 

Bernice Hacker
Kaukauna

Age 82, passed away on Monday April 6, 2015 at the St. Paul Home following a short illness. She was born on August 30, 1933 in Little Chute, daughter of Nick & Antoinette (Francken) DeBruin. On June 25, 1953 she was united in marriage to Russell Hacker at St. John Catholic Church in Little Chute.

Bernice loved to crochet, and spent many hours making baby blankets, booties & hats to donate to local charities, along with many special blankets for her family. The best thing she ever crocheted were coasters that her grandchildren & great-grandchildren used as frisbees to whip around the living room while she tried to watch golf! She treasured those times and especially enjoyed watching them climb up to the attic for all of the fun games she had stored up there. Holidays were special and there was never a Christmas without Santa and Old Fashions! Bernice enjoyed the simple life, especially putzing around in her garden, showing off her beautiful flowers! Other favorite times were spent watching the world softball tournaments over the years with friends and, more recently, trips to the casino to play bingo, where she met wonderful new friends! Many fun memories were made on summer trips to Pickerel Lake, and working concessions at the ball diamond with the Kaukauna Athletic Club.

Bernice is survived by her children: Warren (Pat) Hacker, Jeff (Kathie) Hacker, Bryan (Paula) Hacker, Ken (Lynn) Hacker; 12 grandchildren: Greg (Valerie) Hacker, Lisa Hacker, Dan (Jodi) Hacker, Nick & Kristen Hacker, Stefanie Pagel & Sarah (Tom) Curry, Dallas Hacker, Caitlin (Eric) Hunt, Carson Hacker, Scott & Emily Hacker; three great-grandchildren: Pierson & Lane Hacker, Haydin Hacker; brother-in-law Earl (Jalaine) Woller; a sister, Margaret Reed, and a sister-in-law, Elnora DeBruin. She is further survived by nieces, nephews, and other relatives.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Russ; parents; mother-in-law & father-in-law Roy & Violet (Maas) Hacker; sisters and brothers-in-law Lucille DeBruin, Joyce & Doug Longsine; brothers & sisters-in-law Marvin DeBruin, Laverne “Blackie” DeBruin, Clayton “Pee Wee” & Fordyce “Toby” DeBruin, Francis Reed, and Jean Woller.

Funeral Services for Bernice will be at 5:00 pm on Thursday, April 9, 2015 at St. Katharine Drexel Parish (St. Mary's) church, 119 W. Seventh Street, Kaukauna, with Fr. Jerry Pastors officiating. Family and friends will be received directly at church from 3:00 pm until the time of service. Boettcher Family Funeral Home, Kaukauna is assisting the family.

The family wishes to extend a special thank you to the St. Paul Home nurses and Bernice's Hospice Team for their loving care during this time.

Mary J. Van Dalen 
Appleton

Age 90, passed away on Wednesday, April 15, 2015 at Appleton Medical Center. She was born on August 3, 1924 in Lakewood, WI, daughter of the late Alex and Louise (Reed) Tappa. Mary married William Van Dalen on May 23, 1942; the couple enjoyed 47 years of marriage together prior his death in 1991. She was a homemaker for the majority of her life but occasionally bartended in Stockbridge. She enjoyed playing sheepshead, bowling and her favorite pastime was making soup, she was known for making soup. Mary also enjoyed playing practical jokes on her son-in-law, Marke. She had lots of friends; everyone that knew her loved her.

She is survived by her daughter, Debra (Mark) Eberhardy of Greenville; her son, Van (Joyce) Van Dalen, Florida; another daughter, Bonnie (Michael) Weiss, Appleton and their children; and three other siblings and their families; her grandchildren and great-grandchildren: Lisa (Brandon) Barr and their son, Brandon Jr., Christina (Travis) Montoure and their sons, Hunter and Daniel, and numerous others; a sister, Darlene (Donald) Wegner, Milwaukee and their son, Russell (Janet). She is further survived by numerous nieces, nephews, friends and other relatives.

She was preceded in death by her husband, William; a brother, Alex, 4 sisters: Eleanor (Carl) Carlson, Verna (Harry) Skinner, Evangeline (Harold) Reeder, and Sr. Georgine Tappa.  

Memorial services for Mary will be held at 4:00 p.m. on Monday, April 20, 2015 at Boettcher Family Funeral Home, 2401 Fieldcrest Dr., Kaukauna with Fr. Tom Farrell officiating. Friends may call at the funeral home from 2:30 p.m. until the time of services. It was Mary’s wish to be cremated and laid to rest with her husband.

 

 

 
Florence A. De Goey

Combined Locks

Flossie De Goey, Age 86, passed away peacefully at St Paul’s Home in Kaukauna early Saturday morning on April 18th.  She was born on April 24th, 1928 in Wrightstown, WI.  She was the daughter of the late Harold and Helen (Nytes) Verbeten.  On September 2, 1950, Flossie married John (Jack) De Goey at St John’s Catholic Church in Seymour.  The couple lived in Combined Locks most of their married lives.  Flossie worked at Look’s Hardware store in Little Chute and was fondly known as the “Paint Lady”.  She loved to golf and spend time at the cottage.  She also liked spending the winter months in Gulfport Mississippi.  Flossie endured a long journey with Alzheimer’s disease with Jack at her side daily.   Flossie is survived by Jack, her husband of 64 years, Jim (Patty) of New London, Steve (Birdie) of Rochester MN, Patti (Dan) Verhagen of Freedom, Diane (Steve) Uphill of Combined Locks, 16 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren.  She is further survived by Lorraine VanVreede, Marion (Deede) Helein, Carol (Ron) DeBruin, Evie Verbeten, Doris Verbeten, Lorry (Don) Phillips, Ken (Sandy) De Goey, Janice De Goey and Donald (Geraldine) De Goey.  Flossie was preceded in death by daughter-in-law Joline (Pennings) De Goey, Earl (Betty) Verbeten, Ralph Verbeten, Robert Verbeten, Marlyn Verbeten, Blanche (Jerry) Pynenberg, Lois (Donald) Gonnering.  The funeral services will be held at 11:00 am Wednesday, April 22 at St. Paul’s Catholic Church in Combined Locks with Father Andrew Kysely officiating.  Burial entombment will be in the Parish Cemetery.  Friends may call at Boettcher Family Funeral Home in Kaukauna from 4:00 – 7:00 pm on Tuesday, April 21st concluding with a prayer service, and again 9:30 am on Wednesday at St. Paul’s Church until the time of services.  

The family would like to express sincere thanks to the staff at St. Paul Home for their loving care, consideration and compassion shown to Flossie over her two and a half year ordeal. 

                                                                            
 
Nancy J. Peterson
Kaukauna

Nancy J. Peterson (Grasee), age 83, joined her Lord and Savior on Friday, April 17, 2015. Nancy was born November 15th, 1931 in Oshkosh to the late Lowell and Regina (Hubertus) Grasee. She married Royal W. Peterson on June 7, 1952. They had three daughters: Debra Von Arx, Royann Peterson and Julie Wilke. In 1985, they adopted their grandson Jason Stadtmueller. Nancy was multi talented in planning and her ability to work with people. She had many different jobs: waitressing, volunteering and working at the YMCA. She was the program director of Valley Prestige at Valley Bank in Appleton for over 16 years. She was very involved with the start and the life of her church, Christ the King Lutheran Church in Combined Locks, and was a graduate of the Lay School of Ministry in 1997. She was involved with the Thompson Center and the Appleton Civic League. Nancy was named Volunteer of the Year in 2010, winning the Janet Berry Award. She attended Clown College for three years and was certified clown known as “Rummage”. Playing cribbage and sheep head were her favorite past times. She always had room for “one more” to join the party. Nancy was always there to help anyone that she could. She is survived by her husband, Royal, her daughters: Debra, Royann and Julie, grandchildren: Jason (Ebony) Stadtmueller, Gregg (Amy) Wilke and Joey Wilke, along with 7 great-granddaughters: Krista, Tamara, Adriana, Rhiannon and Miley Stadtmueller, Natalie and Kaylee Wilke and one great-grandson, Bradley Wilke. She is further survived by her sister, Shirley (Thomas) Heisler, a sister-in-law Carolyn (Richard) Holz along with three nieces and two nephews. She was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Molly Mullen, a son-in-law, Rick Wilke and a brother, Lowell Grassee Jr. Nancy lived life with “Nothing more important than Love and Family”.


                                                                        
 
Pamela T. Bowers
Kaukauna
Age 48, passed away unexpectedly Thursday, April 23, 2015 at Appleton Medical Center following a short illness. She was born January 25, 1967 in Green Bay, WI. She was the daughter of Donald and Mary Jo (Scheriff) Gussert. On September 15, 1995, Pam married Dean Bowers at St. Mary Catholic Church, Greenleaf. The couple lived in Kaukauna their entire married lives. Pam was a much appreciated employee of Humana in De Pere. She enjoyed four wheeling with Dean and spending time with their two dogs.

 Pam is survived by her husband, Dean, of almost 20 years, her mother, Mary Jo Gussert of Greenleaf, her brother Philip (Vickie) Gussert, Greenleaf and their children; Zachary and Chassity, and her sister, Jacki (Jim) Fischer, Greenleaf. She is further survived by her husband’s family; his father, Clarence, Kaukauna, his siblings; Dale (Sue) Bowers and their son, Charlie Bowers, Don (Lori) Bowers, Lorie (Mike) Beyer and their daughters, Nicole (Jon) Blaskowski, their children, Maison, Harper, and Van, and Ashley Beyer.

She is preceded in death by her father, Donald Gussert, December 15, 2012, and mother in law, Nancy Bowers, June 15, 2014.

 Friends may call at Boettcher Family Funeral Home, Monday, April 27, 2015 from 4 to 7 p.m., at which time a prayer service will conclude the evening. The memorial services will be at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, April 28, 2015 at Holy Cross Catholic Church, Kaukauna with Father Tom Pomeroy officiating. Friends again may call on Tuesday directly at the church 9:30 a.m. until the time of services.

                                                                    
 

Joyce Alice Timm
Appleton

Age 91, passed away Friday, April 24, 2015 with her girls by her side. Joyce was born September 28, 1923 to Harvey and Lydia (Bartman) Herman at the family home north of Black Creek, WI. She married Lester E. Timm on September 1, 1945. They celebrated 64 years together until the time of his death, May 16, 2010. Joyce and her husband spent many hours outside gardening together. She would can or freeze many, many pints of food to be enjoyed by the family.

Joyce was a crossing guard for 25 years at the corner of A and OO before it expanded to a major road. She knew every student and family passing thru “her corner”. Joyce didn’t like having her hands idle so she always was working on some kind of craft project, crocheting or stitching. Holidays were always family time and she looked forward to seeing her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren.

 Joyce is survived by three daughters: Karen (Charles) Arnoldussen, Sharon (Michael) Huebner, and Colleen Malchow; six grandchildren: Sara E. Arnoldussen, Dr. Tiffany (Chad) Birrenkott, Amanda (Chad) Van Dyke, Justin (Stefanie) Huebner, Derek (Sara) Huebner, Jonathan (Nicole) Huebner; eight great grandchildren: Ethan, Emma, Collin, Cooper, Greta, Oliver, Joel and Nathan. She is further survived by sisters: Olive Lecker, Carol Moes and sister-in-law Nora Herman, and many nieces and nephews.

 She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, Lester; sister Eunice Springstroh, brothers Orville Herman and Leslie Herman and brother-in-laws: Earl Lecker, Walter Springstroh and Ken Moes.

 Funeral services for Joyce will be held at 1:30 on Wednesday, April 29, 2015 at Zion Lutheran Church, 912 N. Oneida St., Appleton with Rev. Lloyd Luedeman officiating. Friends may call on day of service from 11 a.m. until time of service. Burial will be at Highland Memorial Park. Boettcher Family Funeral Home, Kaukauna is assisting the family. (766-2099)

 The family would like to thank special “Guardian Angels” Bev and Roger Wilfuer and monthly “Angel” Marlene Miller.

                                                                       
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