On December 30, 2014 Rose was reunited in heaven with her husband, Raymond. She was born on February 3, 1930. Rose and Ray were joined in marriage on February 5, 1949 in Hortonville, WI. The couple enjoyed over 50 years of marriage and together they raised 6 children: Michael (Sharon), Thomas (Donna), Donald, Kenneth (Sandy), David, and Sharon (Hamoud).
She is also survived by 9 grandchildren: Christopher Cummings, Louie (Nicci) Cummings, Chad (Missy) Cummings, Cherie Mader, Krisha Cummings, Lindsay (Pat) Stillwell, Zaynab, Noah, and Ahlia Brown; 5 great-grandchildren: Brent and Joab Cummings, Hayli and Gavin Cummings, and Mikal Mader; 5 step grandchildren; 16 step great-grandchildren; and 1 brother, John McMurdo.
Rose was a lifetime member of Peace United Methodist church in Kaukauna.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Raymond on December 16, 1999, step grandson, Andy Vanden Boomen, a step great-granddaughter, Faith Vanden Boomen, 2 brothers: Floyd and Sherman (Pat); 2 sisters: Ginny and Nellie.
Funeral services for Rose will be at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, January 3, 2015 at PEACE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, 2300 Wisconsin Ave., Kaukauna with Pastor Lucretia Fehrmann officiating. Friends may call directly at the church from 9:00 a.m. until the time of service. Burial will be in Bovina Cemetery, Shiocton. In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund is being established in her name.
Emma B. Gloudeman
Age 90, died peacefully on Wednesday, December 31, 2014 at her home with her family at her side, following a courageous battle with cancer. She was born February 6, 1924 in Swansdale, MN to Blaise and Mary (Virant) Gorshe. Emma made her way to Wisconsin and graduated from Neenah High School in 1942. Emma married her husband of 62 years, Theodore J. Gloudeman at St. Mary of Annunciation Church in Kaukauna on April 15, 1944. Emma loved people and volunteering at St. Vinnie’s, St. Paul’s home, The Food Pantry, Special Olympics, and Meals on Wheels.
She is survived by her five children: Sharon (Dave) Koenaman, Lawrence (Nancy) Gloudeman, Steven (Margaret) Gloudeman, Diane (Daniel) Maes, and Rick (Gretchen) Gloudeman; 13 grandchildren: Lisa (Jonathan) Basque, Lori (Scott) Biese, Ross Gloudeman, Chad (Kim) Gloudeman, Brett (Elizabeth) Gloudeman, Paul Gloudeman, Brian Gloudeman, Kristy Maes, Kari (Justin) Van Gheem, DJ (Brittany) Maes, Jason Maes, Adam Londre, and Cole Lenhardt. She also has 16 great-grandchildren: Rachel and Lauren Basque, Carter and Jordan Biese, Autumn Maes and Eaden Bayer, Taylor and Mason Gloudeman, Gabby and Emma Le Captain, Mallory and Samuel Gloudeman, Alyssa Gloudeman, Jaret and Kristopher Maes, and Camden Maes; and many nieces and nephews.
Emma was preceded in death by her husband, Ted, her sons: Allen and Kenneth; and 10 siblings.
Mass of Christian Burial for Emma will be at 12:30 p.m. on Saturday January 10, 2015 at ST. KATHARINE DREXEL PARISH at St. Mary Church with Fr. Jerry Pastors officiating. Friends may call on Saturday at church from 9:00 a.m. until the time of service. Burial will take place in the parish Cemetery at 12 noon on Wednesday January 14, 2015. In lieu of flowers, contributions should be made to Special Olympics or Loaves and Fishes Food Pantry.
The family would like to thank the staff of Hospice at St. Paul’s Home, especially Melissa Orth for their loving care. Also her special friends and neighbors, Betty and Denny Mereness, Phyllis Van Derra, Carl and Carleen Hoffman, and the family of Cooney Simon.
Lauren DeGroot (nee Klein)
Lauren left us to join her mom and dad in Heaven on January 1st.
Beloved wife of Dave. Loving and proud mother of Karl (Christy), Kristopher, and Joel, and step mother of Mary (David), Sue (Howie), and Bill (Tracy). Devoted grandmother of Izike, Desiree, Andy, Jenny,Trevor, Paige, Dayne, Cade, James, and Morgan. Much loved sister of Chris (Bob), Gail (George), Keith (Lauri), and Richard (Cathy) – and loving aunt to Henry, Ellie, Lisa, Matt, Stephanie, Katy, Ben, Elizabeth, Adelyn and Gianna. Loving niece of Louise (Dan) and Carol (Richard).
You didn’t need to be blood related to be family to Lauren, and she cherished her many “adopted” children and friends. No one cared more about the people in her life than Lauren, and she poured herself, her nursing skills, her wisdom, and everything she was into doing everything she could for them.
She will be deeply missed, and sorely grieved. We will honor her memory in our love and care for each other.
Visitation and service will be at Boettcher Family Funeral Home, 2401 Fieldcrest Drive, Kaukauna, WI, beginning at 10am until the time of services at 11:30 am on Tuesday January 6, 2015.
Age 90, died on Friday January 2, 2015 at Parkside Care Center. He was born September 30, 1924 in Little Chute, son of the late Bernard and Mary (Jansen) Hurst. The 3rd born in a family of seven, Harry graduated from St. John High School in Little Chute in 1942 and St. Norbert’s Collage in 1952 where he went under the G.I. Bill. On October 16, 1954 Harry married Dolores Elsner. The couple lived in Kaukauna their entire married lives. Harry served in the U.S. Army in WWII and fought in Belgium and Germany, including the Battle of the Bulge. On his return home he played for the Little Chute Semi-pro football team, the Flying Dutchmen. Harry worked for many different companies. He volunteered at 1000 Island Environmental Center and built many bird houses, he also volunteered at the Loaves and Fishes Food Pantry.
Survivors include his wife of 60 years, Dolores; 2 sisters: Audrey (Gerald) Driessen, Little Chute and Jeanette (Tom) Vandehey, Kimberly; a sister-in-law, Elizabeth Hurst, Appleton; many nieces, nephews, and friends. He is further survived by his wife’s family: Carmen Elsner, Little Chute, Denise Koepke, Abilene, TX, and Norma Elsner, Shawano.
He was preceded in death by his parents, his father and mother-in-law: Willis and Nanna Elsner, brothers, Cletus (Gertrude), Kenneth (“Tiny”), Phillip, Floyd (Noreen and Cordell), a nephew, Steve Vandehey; in-laws: Lou Ellen Elsner and Willis Elsner Jr.
Mass of Christian Burial for Harry will be at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, January 7, 2015 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 9:00 a.m. until the time of service. In lieu of flowers a memorial fund has been established for Kaukauna Area Catholic School System, 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.
Lois A. Gonnering
Age 79, passed away peacefully on Saturday, January 3, 2015 with her family by her side at Country Villa Assisted Living in Freedom. She was born August 1, 1935 in Wrightstown, daughter of the late Harold and Helen (Nytes) Verbeten. Lois was born in Wrightstown and eventually moved to Seymour where her parents owned and operated the Pine Castle. On May 3, 1955, she was united in marriage to the love of her life Don Gonnering. He preceded her in death on May 23, 2012. Lois was a hard worker and spent much of her time doing the bookkeeping for Don’s cattle and auctioneering businesses. Her and Don were also very proud to develop Woodland Subdivision in Freedom. Lois was a faithful member of St. Nicholas Catholic Church and sang in the church choir. She enjoyed cleaning, golfing, dancing, traveling, playing bridge and cribbage, bowling with the “bar flies”, painting ceramics, crocheting and sewing. She loved spending time with family at the cottage on Boundry Lake. Lois was a member of the Fox Valley Golf Course and Christian Mothers. Lois adored her friends and family and was always the life of the party with her jokes and smiles.
She is survived by her daughter, Debra and Tim Schuh, Freedom; two grandchildren: Stephanie (Dave) Linsmeyer, Freedom and their children: Carsen and Dawson and Greg (Tiffany) Kavanaugh and their children: Brady, Bennett and Sydney; her siblings: Lorraine VanVreede, Florence (Jack) DeGoey, Marion “Deede” Helein and Carol (Ronald) DeBruin; in-laws: Evie Verbeten and Doris Verbeten; numerous nieces, nephews and friends.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Don; siblings: Earl (Betty) Verbeten, Blanche (Gerald) Pynenberg, Ralph Verbeten, Robert Verbeten and Marlyn Verbeten; and brother-in-law: Clyde Helein.
The Mass of Christian Burial will be at 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday, January 7, 2015, at ST. NICHOLAS CATHOLIC CHURCH, Freedom with Fr. Ric Basquinez officiating. Friends will be received on Tuesday, January 6, 2015 at BOETTCHER FAMILY FUNERAL HOME, 2401 Fieldcrest Dr., Kaukauna from 4:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., with a parish prayer service concluding the evening. Friends may call again on Wednesday directly at church from 11:00 a.m. until the time of service. IN LIEU OF FLOWERS, A MEMORIAL FUND HAS BEEN ESTABLISHED IN HER NAME.
The family wishes to extend their gratitude to the entire staff at Country Villa in Freedom and the St. Paul Home in Kaukauna along with all the others who have helped Lois in her journey with Alzheimer’s.
Mom, you were a classy lady and have taught me so much. You have taught me that life is about having fun, living in the moment and always being confident in everything I do. Until we meet again, keep those heavenly gates dusted and those hips swinging. I love you always and forever.
Gertrude M. Van Dyke
Age 96, died peacefully on Saturday January 3, 2015 at Theda Care Hospice Residence. She was born October 26, 1918 on the home farm in Forest Junction, WI, daughter of the late Henry and Mary (Jaeckels) Micke. On June 17, 1939 Gert married Clayton Van Dyke at St. Francis Catholic Church, Hollandtown, he preceded her in death after 39 years of marriage. Clayton died while being an Outagamie County Supervisor and Gert completed his term and went on to serve the county for a total of 9 years. Gert graduated from St. John High School in Little Chute and the Modern School of Beauty College in Milwaukee in 1938. She worked as a hair dresser in Slinger and Kaukauna before raising her children. Gert was heavily involved in volunteering, especially, for 35+ years for the church and also at St. Paul Home. She was the 1st President of the Ladies Society of St. Al’s, was a Eucharistic Minister, on the Board of Education, was a teacher’s aid, was on the Pastoral Council, was in 3 church choirs, and helped on numerous fund raisers. At St.
Paul Home, she helped as hairdresser for many years. She was also a member of the Appleton Y Garden Club, Monte Alverno Women’s Guild, and numerous others. Gert enjoyed sewing and craftwork, playing cards, gardening, traveling with family and friends, camping and was an avid Packer fan. Gert was very social; she enjoyed meeting and helping new people.
She is survived by her children: Nancy (Gerald) Coenen, Glenbeulah, WI, William R. (Joann) Van Dyke, Oshkosh, and Robert (Gary Lange) Van Dyke, Rancho Mirage, CA; a daughter-in-law, Christine Van Dyke, Winneconne; 16 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; 1 great great-granddaughter; a sister, Sr. Mary Grace Micke, Manitowoc, sister-in-law, Jeanette Micke, Minnesota; and a brother-in-law, Ray Sanders, King, WI. She is further survived by her husband’s sister, Eunice Leemon, Grafton, numerous nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Clayton in 1979, a son, Donald J. on May 7, 2014, an infant daughter, Carol Ann in 1952, a grandson, Nicholas Van Dyke; 5 brothers: Joseph (Minnie), Al, Jack (Audrey), infant brothers: Sylvester and Leo; 5 sisters: Agnes (1st husband, John Reichel, 2nd husband, Louis Mischler), Catherine “Kitty” Micke, Marion (Gilbert) Broeren, Millie (Orrin) Romensko, and Betty Sanders. She was further preceded in death by her husband’s brother, Melvin (Marie) Van Dyke and brother-in-law, Richard Leemon.
The Mass of Christian Burial for Gertrude will be at 12:00 Noon on Thursday, January 8, 2015 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 10:00 a.m. until the time of service. In lieu of flowers a memorial fund has been established in her name. Burial will be in St. Mary Cemetery, Kaukauna.
The family would like to thank the exceptional loving and caring staff and volunteers at Theda Care Hospice Residence.
Carole M. Diederich
Age 84, died on Sunday, January 4, 2015 at St. Elizabeth Hospital in Appleton. She was born September 27, 1930 in Appleton, WI, daughter of the late Matthew and Felice (Kronschnabel) Huhn. On September 17, 1952 Carole married Joe Diederich at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Sherwood. The couple lived in Sherwood their entire married lives. She operated Carole’s Beauty Salon for over 40 years from her home. Carole enjoyed snowmobiling, sturgeon spearing, making cherry bounce, and also armchair coaching the Packers and Brewers. She was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Legion Auxiliary, and “The Red Hats”.
She is survived by her husband, Joe; her children: Pat (“Cork”) Diederich, Kaukauna and Becky (Wayne) Schaefer, Sherwood; 3 grandchildren: Ross (Kate) Diederich, Darboy, and their son – her great-grandchild, Jacob, Candie (Ben) Ackerman, Austin, TX, and Shane (Emily) Schaefer, Stoughton; 3 sisters: Grace Bauer, Sherwood, Helen (Bob) Schifferling, Mosinee and Rita Schneider, Port Edwards; a sister-in-law, Shirley Huhn, Little Chute; a brother-in-law, Gene Mauer, Sherwood; numerous nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by an infant son, Matthew, granddaughter, Amber Jo; 3 brothers and 2 sisters-in-law: Tom (Mary), Dennis (Rose), and David; a sister, Ruth Mauer; brothers-in-law: Orly Bauer and Gene Schneider, and a sister-in-law, Florence (Alan) Fahrbach..
Mass of Christian Burial for Carole will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, January 8, 2015 at ST. JOHN-SACRED HEART CATHOLIC CHURCH, N369 Military Rd., Sherwood with Fr. Michael Betley officiating. Friends may call on Wednesday, January 7, 2015 at BOETTCHER FAMILY FUNERAL HOME, 2401 Fieldcrest Dr., Kaukauna from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. and 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. Burial will take place in the parish cemetery.
Age 62, passed away peacefully in the presence of family and friends on January 5, 2015. He was born in Ishpeming, Michigan on September 23, 1952. He graduated from Ishpeming High School in 1970 and attended Northern Michigan University. He was a tremendous athlete excelling in several sports. In his earlier days he played tennis and softball “Slider”. He won the U.P. title for boxing in 1976. Once he discovered golf, it became his passion. Rich was the heart and soul of his friends annual golf season, on courses all over the country. He also enjoyed fishing and hunting-filling up the freezer every year. He married Diane Lynn Flaherty on April 4, 1987. He was a “jack of all trades” he worked as an educator and mentor, utilizing his vast and wonderful talents, before beginning his career at the Gates Rubber Company. Rich retired from Gates as a District Sales Manager in November of 2014 after 24 years.
He was preceded in death by his parents, James and Alice Moyle and his father-in-law, Bud Flaherty.
Rich is survived by his wife, Diane (Flaherty) Moyle, his children: Micailly (Moyle) Carlson (Daniel), Nicole (Perry) Stewart (Chad) and Elizabeth Moyle (Troy Diedrich); his grandchildren: Nathan Krook, Riley Carlson, Olivia Krook, Alex Carlson and Amelia Stewart; his siblings: Ann (Harvey) Wise, Mary (Terry) Kutchie, Bobbie (Bill) Hartman, Peter Moyle, and Susie (Gary) Anderson. Beloved uncles, aunts, and cousins. Multiple nieces and nephews who were all his “favorite”as well as all of his “great” nieces and nephews! Richard made friends easily. He had a countless number of friends who he loved dearly and were all treated like family.
A celebration of Richard’s life will be held at Boettcher Funeral Home, 2401 Fieldcrest Dr., Kaukauna on Saturday January 10th from 3:00pm to 6:00pm. A reception will immediately follow at the Lazy Dog Sports Bar and Grill located at 1441 Arbor Way, Kaukauna, WI. In lieu of flowers, send memorials to the American Legion Post 38, c/o Robert Seide, 3220 W. College Ave., Appleton, Wisconsin 54914.
Our family would sincerely like to thank: Dr. Philip Yazbak & Staff, Theda Clark Neurology Floor Staff, Theda Clark Rehab Unit, Dr. William Guenther and Staff of Fox Valley Hematology/Oncology, Dr. Michael Ray & Staff of Radiation/Oncology, St. Paul Home Rehab Center and Staff, and The Gates Rubber Company for all their loving care and concern during Richards journey.
Thomas R. (Tim) Ditter
Age 83, died peacefully in his sleep on January 7th, 2015 at his home in Kaukauna, WI.
Tim was born in Appleton, WI on April 18, 1931, the son of Walter and Cordell (Berens) Ditter, and was a lifelong resident of Kaukauna. He graduated from Kaukauna High School in 1949 and remained an avid fan and supporter of the Kaukauna High School Galloping Ghosts throughout his life.
Tim served in the United States Army Signal Corps from March 1951 to February 1953, seeing duty in Korea and Japan.
After his honorable discharge from the army, Tim attended Marquette University in Milwaukee, WI and then joined the engineering department at Thilmany Pulp and Paper Company. He retired from Thilmany in 1993 after 37 years of service.
Tim married Mary E. Maierle in Green Bay, WI on June 15th 1957. They spent the following 57 years living in Kaukauna where they raised their two sons, Mark and Chuck.
Tim enjoyed keeping tropical fish aquariums and a goldfish pond and founded the Fox Valley Aquarium Society in 1964. His other interests included building model airplanes and reading aviation and military history.
Tim and Mary also enjoyed spending time at their cottage in Eagle River, WI and made annual visits to Sanibel Island, FL.
Tim is survived by his wife, Mary; sons Mark of Kaukauna, WI and Chuck (Barb) of Waukesha, WI; two grandchildren, Tim Ditter of Neenah, WI and Jennifer (Ricardo) De La Paz of Appleton, WI; his sister, Judy (Dave) Kent of Appleton, WI and their children, Rebecca Kent Abbendroth, Chris Kent Corsi, Aimee Kent Grunder and David Kent; His brother-in-law Richard (Sharon) Maierle and their children, Steve, Michael and Thomas Maierle, Lisa Roessler.
Funeral services will be held at 12 Noon on Friday, January 9, 2015 at St. Katharine Drexel Parish at St. Aloysius Catholic Church with Fr. Jerry Pastors officiating. Friends may call directly at church from 10:00 a.m. on Friday until the time of service. Full Military Rites will take place immediately following the service. Burial will take place in Holy Cross Cemetery. A memorial fund has been established in his name for the Kaukauna High School Alumni Association.
Emily Magdalena Borchardt
Passed away peacefully Monday, January 5, 2015. She was born on March 14, 1919 to Arthur and Magdalena Wendland on a family farm near Wayside, Wisconsin. She was baptized and confirmed at Zion Lutheran Church and attended Zion Lutheran Grade School, and DePere High School. She graduated from Oshkosh State Teachers College with a teaching degree with majors in Natural Sciences and Mathematics. In 1941 she taught one year at Hortonville High School, and four years at South Milwaukee High School. She married Arthur Borchardt in 1946 after he returned from service. They lived on the Borchardt family farm for 12 years. It was there that their four children were born. The family moved to Kaukauna, and Emily returned to teaching, first at Wrightstown High School for four years, and then in the Appleton School District where she taught mathematics until her retirement in 1981.
In her retirement she traveled with friends and her sister Lenore, taking in 20 Elder hostels in the United States and Europe. She wrote journals for each one and later enjoyed reliving these adventures through her journals. Emily was a member of Bethany Lutheran Church and was especially active in the ladies guild. She wrote and presented many programs for the Bethany seniors group and contributed creatively to the design of the commemorative banners for the church. She belonged to a book club, 84 Charing Cross Road, for many years and was still an active member. She considered it one of the best things she ever did, adding a love of literature to her love of math and science.
Emily was the epitome of a "mother of invention", creating games and plays with her grandchildren, designing her own Christmas cards, and writing poems to commemorate family reunions. She kept her mind active by doing Sudoku puzzles, playing Free Cell on the computer, and word games like Bananagrams and Scrabble. She had a wonderful sense of humor and was a great storyteller.
She enjoyed all her roles as wife, mother, grandmother, and teacher.
She is survived by her daughters, Donna (Barry) Levene, June (Michael) Perez, and her son Alan (Donna) Borchardt; grandchildren, Nathan (Johanna) Levene, Alex (Erin) Levene, Sara (Jay) Webber, Tony Perez, Aaron Borchardt, Andrew (Nikki) Borchardt and Amy (Joseph) Zillmer; great-grandchildren, Erica Levene, Jack, Nicholas, and Lucas Webber, Daniel Zillmer, and two great-grandchildren expected in 2015.
She was preceded in death by her husband Arthur, her daughter Bonnie, her brothers Victor, Gilbert, and Alfred Wendland, and her sister Lenore Beyer.
The funeral service for Emily will be held on Saturday, January 17, 2015, at 12:00 Noon at Bethany Lutheran Church, 124 W. 10th St., Kaukauna. Friends may call directly at church from 10:00 a.m. until the time of service. In lieu of flowers the family suggests donations to St. Paul Villa or Bethany Lutheran Church.
The family would like to give special thanks to her friend Ann Jansen, the staff of St. Paul Villa in
Kaukauna, and Dr. Jennifer Schoening, Kaukauna Clinic.
Dolores M. Hoelzel
Age 88, died peacefully on Thursday, January 8, 2015 at Fox River Nursing and Rehab Center in Appleton. She was born July 5, 1926 in Milwaukee, WI, daughter of the late Henry and Clara (Jonen) Otte. On September 13, 1943, Dolores married Clarence Hoelzel at Holy Angels Catholic Church in Darboy. The couple farmed in the Darboy area their entire married lives. Clarence preceded her in death in 1987. Dolores also drove school bus for 18 years and cooked at the Darboy Club for over 35 years. Dolores had a full, fun life.
She is survived by her children: Bob Hoelzel (special friend Janet), Kaukauna, Bonnie Mueller, Madison, Dan (Sharyl) Hoelzel, Iron Mountain, Betty (Tom) Lamers, Darboy, and Ron (Dawn) Hoelzel, Darboy; 9 grandchildren: Greg (Joelle) Hoelzel, Chris Hoelzel, Tim Mueller, Judd (Erin) Hoelzel, Jeff Lamers, Katie (Ryan) Hietpas, Charlie (Kim) Janssen, Mike (Ashley) Janssen, and Krystal (Ryan) Biese; 11 great-grandchildren: Lydia, Luke, Ethan, Courtney, Haylie, Aaron, Mason, Sophie, Benjamin, Madison, Raelynn and 1 great grandson on the way. She is further survived by nieces, nephews and a special friend, Tom Thiel, Darboy.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Clarence, a daughter-in-law, Linda, a grandson, Mike, a great-granddaughter, Grace, a brother, Francis Otte, and a sister, Mary (John) Van Handel.
The Mass of Christian Burial for Dolores will be held at 12 Noon on Thursday, January 15, 2015 at HOLY SPIRIT PARISH at HOLY ANGELS CHURCH, Darboy with Fr. Bob Kollath officiating. Friends will be received directly at church on Thursday 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 is being established in her name.
The family would like to extend sincere thanks to the caregivers at Fox River Nursing and Rehab.
Margaret G. Berg
Age 98 passed away peacefully on Friday, January 9, 2015 at St. Elizabeth Hospital in Appleton. She was born July 5, 1916, daughter of the late Frank and Lena (Endres) Bayer. Margaret lived in Kaukauna most of her life, and was a member of Holy Cross Catholic Church. Margaret was a homemaker and her family was her main focus. She enjoyed playing cards, especially bridge and sheepshead. Margaret also enjoyed volunteering at St. Vincent de Paul for many years.
She is survived by her children: Karen (Gene) Van Lanen, The Villages, FL, Patricia (Dennis) Carol, Sun Prairie, WI, and Tom (Darla) Berg, Port Orchard, WA; her grandchildren: Jeffrey (Chris Ray) Van Lanen, Ward, CO, Lori (Steve) Quella, Marion, IA, and Mackenzie Berg, Port Orchard, WA; three great-grandchildren: Jennifer (Nick) Sitter, DesMoines, IA, Max Van Lanen, Ward, CO, and Paul Berg, Port Orchard, WA, and a sister, Betty J. Ebben, Appleton.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Cyrus Berg, her parents, five brothers: William, Barney, Leonard, Cyril and Herbert Bayer; and two sisters: Charlotte De Wilt and Mary Minkebige.
Mass of Christian Burial for Margaret will be at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, January 14, 2015 at Holy Cross Catholic Church, 309 Desnoyer St., Kaukauna with Fr. Tom Pomeroy officiating. Friends may call directly at church on Wednesday from 9:30 a.m. until the time of service. Burial will take place in the parish cemetery In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund is being established.
Age 82, was born to eternal life on January 10, 2015 at St. Paul’s nursing home in Kaukauna, WI, surrounded by her family. She was born on August 21, 1932 in Stephensville, WI, daughter of the late Richard and Viola (Klitzke) Lemke. She spent her childhood working hard on the family farm. But, from the many childhood memories that she shared with us, it seemed there was still much free time to do fun things such as fishing on the Wolf River with her brother, Bill. Those times were precious to her.
On June 18, 1960, she married Jerome Moeller. They were married for 54 ½ years. Together they raised three children. It was clear to all who knew her that what she loved most in life was being a mom. She taught us the importance of family and how we should always be there for each other. Mom was always there for us and she could always make us feel better no matter how difficult the situation. When the grandchildren started coming, her smile grew even bigger. They adored grandma and she cherished every moment with them. Her family will miss her dearly, but the memories we have of her will get us through until the day we can be with her again in Heaven. We love you mom! You were the best.
She is survived by her loving husband, Jerome, her children: Mark (Jenny) Moeller and their children, Tyler and Makenna, Todd (Debbie) Moeller, and Debbie (John) Zimmer and their son, Jack; a brother, William (Nona) Lemke; 2 sisters: Janice Sommers and Cheryl Sugden. She is further survived by her husband’s family: James (Joyce) Moeller, Dennis (Gail) Moeller, many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, a sister and brother-in-law, Gloria (Peter) Wied, brothers-in-law: Francis Sommers and Larry Sugden; and a nephew, Rick Wied. She is further preceded in death by her husband’s family, in-laws: John and Esther Moeller, and a great niece, Lauren Lepak.
Funeral Services for Ardis will be at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, January 14, 2015 at FAITH LUTHERAN CHURCH, 601 E. Glendale, Appleton with Pastor Aaron Rosenau officiating. Friends may call on Wednesday directly at church from 9:00 a.m. until the time of service. Burial will take place in Highland Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund is being established.
Harvey J. Wittman
Age 89, passed away on Sunday, January 18, 2015 with his family by his side. He was born on March 15, 1925 in Appleton, WI to the late Henry and Clara (Kauer) Wittman. Harvey graduated from Kaukauna High School, class of 1943 and is a member of the Alumni Association. Harvey served in the Navy from 1943-1946 during WWII. A special veteran brick in Harvey’s name, was purchased by his son Robin, in memory of his service for our country, it is located at Kaukauna Veteran’s Park, Kaukauna, WI.
Following the Navy, Harvey went on to Barber school and completed this in 1949. Harvey met Mary at the Nightingale in Kaukauna one evening while out dancing, they courted for a few months, with a short engagement to follow and were married on January 14, 1950. They were fortunate to celebrate 65 years of marriage this past week. Harvey was an avid fisherman and he loved to bird watch, chase squirrels from the bird feeder, along with traveling, camping, gardening and spending time with his loved ones. Harvey worked for Thilmany Pulp and Paper Co. for 37 years.
Harvey is survived by his loving wife of 65 years, Mary; his sons: Lee Wittman, Sheboygan, Robin Wittman, Kaukauna and Jay Wittman, Austin, TX; his grandchildren: Jocelyn (Robert) Aho and their children Cassandra and Wesley, Neenah, Brandon (Sara) Wittman and their children, Haylie and Reed, Kaukauna, Kristin Olson and her children, Sophia, Noah and Zara, Kaukauna. He is further survived by nieces, nephews, cousins and many special friends whom were all dear to him.
Harvey was preceded in death by his parents, a brother, Elmer Wittman, a sister-in-law, Theresa Stumpf, grandmother, Theresa Hopfensperger Kauer, grandfather, Henry Kauer Sr., grandmother, Anna Micke Wittman, grandfather, Michael Wittman Sr., and a great-grandson, Owen Olson.
The Mass of Christian Burial for Harvey will be at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, January 22, 2015 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 10:00 a.m. until the time of service. Full Military Rites will take place immediately following the services at church. In lieu of flowers a memorial fund is being established.
A special thank you to Affinity Hospice for all the care and emotional support provided to family, Elder Lodge Assisted Living staff and most importantly to Kristin Olson, Harvey’s granddaughter and primary caregiver.
Ethel M. Schuette
(formerly of Kaukauna)
Age 96, passed away on January 24, 2015. She was born in Sheldon, WI. Ethel was a long-time member of Trinity Ev. Lutheran Church and was very active in its Ladies Aid Society; also a volunteer at Trinity Lutheran School and St. Paul’s home and active in many other local organizations.
She is survived by her children: Wayne (Laurie), Jeanne Hanson, Myron (Donna), David (Mary) and Ruth Sundby; 8 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Edwin, an infant daughter, Mary, an infant granddaughter, Sarah, daughter-in-law, Carla Schuette, and a son-in-law, Michael Sundby.
Funeral Services for Ethel will be at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, January 28, 2015 at TRINITY EV. LUTHERAN CHURCH, 804 Grignon St., Kaukauna with Rev. Tim Wilkens officiating, a luncheon will follow service. Friends may call on Tuesday, January 27, 2015 at BOETTCHER FAMILY FUNERAL HOME, 2401 Fieldcrest Dr., Kaukauna from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. and again on Wednesday directly at church from 10:00 a.m. until the time of service. Private interment will take place at Highland Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, memorials preferred to Trinity Ev. Lutheran Church.
Margaret M. Probst
On January 26, 2015 Margaret M. Probst joined the company of the saints, welcomed in the presence of her Lord by a multitude of family and friends who went before her on the path to salvation. Margaret was born on October 7, 1922 on the Probst family homestead on Manitowoc Road in the Town of Harrison, the youngest of six children of William and Anna (Porsche) Probst. She spent her whole life on the farm settled by her great-grandparents in the 1850’s. After caring for her parents at home until her mother’s death in 1948, Margaret stayed on as homemaker to her brothers, Carlos and Erwin, who farmed there all their lives. Margaret was a central figure for all of her family so that a visit to the “Homestead” was an event of family bonding and history. In addition, Margaret was an accomplished cook and baker, so no Christmas was complete without some of her “caramel logs” and “chocolate oysters.” Margaret was full of warmth and humor; she always found a joke or story to liven up a visit. Margaret’s presence will be sorely missed by her family and friends.
She is survived by her sister-in-law, Rose Mary Probst, nieces and nephews: Lorraine (Bob) Herman, Helen De Bruin, Ralph Probst, Phyllis Kempen, Allen Probst, Roland Probst, Rita (Chuck) Nelson, John (Debra) Probst, Mary Ann (Richard) Daczyk, Ellen (Brian) Starszak, Theresa Adrian, and Joseph (Kathy) Probst.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her sister, Clara, four brothers: Clemens, Erwin, Carlos and Alois; one brother-in-law, William Hoehne, one sister-in-law, Crescentia Probst; nieces and nephews: Carlton Hoehne, Barbara Hoehne, Carol Woulf, Vernon Probst, Arlyn Probst, Leon A. Probst and Leon D. Probst.
Mass of Christian Burial for Margaret will be at 11:30 a.m. on Saturday January 31, 2015 at Holy Spirit Parish at Holy Angels Church, Darboy with Fr. Bob Kollath officiating. Friends may call directly at church from 9:30 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 her name.
Margaret’s family would like to thank her friends, especially Rosemary Keil and the staff of St. Paul Elder Services for their excellent and compassionate care these past years.
William F. (Bill) Bolwerk
Age 83, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, January 28, 2015 with family by his side. He was born December 9, 1931 in Combined Locks, to the late George and Marie (Van Cuyk) Bolwerk. On January 27, 1953, he was united in marriage to Celestine (Sally) Van Dinter at St. John Catholic Church in Little Chute. They celebrated 62 years and 1 day together. Bill grew up in Kimberly and worked at the Kimberly mill for 25 years, from June 1951 – January 1977. He served in the National Guard for eight years. In 1977 he moved to Texas to work for Texas Utilities where he was very proud of his accomplishments, retiring in 1992 as a maintenance foreman. He and Sally then moved back to Kimberly. Bill enjoyed volunteering for the Kimberly Fire Department from 1955 to 1977 (and yelled at his kids for following the fire trucks on their bikes), St. Joseph Food Program, St. Paul Nursing Home, Appleton Medical Center, and Robinson Florist. He enjoyed spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He also enjoyed car rides, a good story, golfing, playing many card games including poker with the guys, bowling, and loved to tell jokes. Bill was a member of the Knights of Columbus and was honored to be a grand knight. He was a faithful member of St. Paul Catholic Church in Combined Locks and served as Eucharistic Minister.
He is survived by his wife Sally, children: Janet (Dixon) Kuchenbecker, Shawano; David (Carol) Bolwerk, Cedarburg; Lynn (Lee) Fish, Appleton; Jean (Adrian A.) Vanden Acker, Appleton; Michael P. (LeAnn) Bolwerk, Beckville TX; Don (Madeline) Bolwerk, Forney TX; his beloved grandchildren: Jon Kuchenbecker, Jill (Scott) Manteufel, Andrew Bolwerk, Aaron Bolwerk, Jacob Bolwerk, Jennifer (Doug) Pomrening, Jason Fish, Jeff Fish, Mark Maas, Heather Vanden Acker, Jason Vanden Acker, Christopher Bolwerk, Joshua Bolwerk, David (Lisa) Bolwerk, Brandon (Megan) Bolwerk, Thomas (Breanna) Bolwerk; and great-grandchildren: Payton, Kristin, Tyler, Carson, Callie, Lindsay, Nate, Andrew, Kevin, and Collin. He is also survived by a sister Adriana (Hank) Evers, Kaukauna; brothers John Bolwerk, Gwinn MI; Henry (Mary) Bolwerk, Combined Locks; Bob Bolwerk (special friend Marge Wippich), Kimberly; George (Barb) Bolwerk, West Bend; brother-in-law Dennis Van Dinter, Little Chute. He is also survived by many nieces, nephews, and friends.
Bill is preceded in death by a daughter Nancy, a sister and brother-in-law Gertrude and Vincent Gloudemans; father and mother-in-law Peter L. and Jeanette Van Dinter; sister-in-laws Flo Bolwerk, Helen Bolwerk, and Sharon Van Dinter; brother-in-law Roger Van Dinter.
The Mass of Christian Burial will be on Tuesday, February 3, 11:30am, at St. Paul Catholic Church, 410 Wallace Street, Combined Locks, with Fr. Andrew Kysely officiating. Interment will be in Holy Name Cemetery, Kimberly. Family and Friends may call at Boettcher Family Funeral Home, 2401 Fieldcrest Drive, Kaukauna, WI, on Monday February 2, 3:00pm - 7:00pm, with a prayer service at 7:00pm, and again at church on Tuesday from 9:30am until the time of Mass. In lieu of flowers, memorial donation may be made to St. Joseph Food Program, 1465 Opportunity Way, Menasha WI 54952, or St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105.
The family would like to express a big thank you to Dr. John Swanson, the staff at the Martha Seikman Cancer Center, and to Melissa, Julie, Karen, and Ellen of St. Paul Hospice for all the support and care provided to the family.