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.
Henry (Hank) J. Evers
Age 92, died peacefully on Saturday, January 31, 2015 with his family by his side at Cherry Meadows. He was born on February 4, 1922 in Little Chute, WI, to the late John and Minnie (Hietpas) Evers. He served his country, in the South Pacific, as an amphibious tank operator from 1942 - 1946. After returning, he worked for Kimberly Clark (Midetc), retiring in 1984 after 38 years with the company. On June 24, 1952 Hank married Adriana (Ada) Bolwerk, enjoying 62 years together. He enjoyed gardening, bowling, watching sports on TV, and was always ready for a good game of sheepshead. Hank also looked forward to the fall so he could pick, clean, and share hickory nuts with family and friends. But most important to him was family, and he looked forward to the annual reunions, spending a whole weekend with his children, grandchildren, and great- grandchildren. Hank was a loyal member of St. Paul’s Catholic Church, Combined Locks, the Catholic Order of Foresters, and a 69 year member of the American Legion Post #258, Little Chute.
He is survived by his wife, Ada, 7 children: Gary (Sue) Evers, Pat (Don) Arnold, Bob(Ann) Evers, Steve (Al Dahmen) Evers, Greg (Vicky) Evers, Paul (Tina) Evers, and Mary Kay (Brent) Braun; 11 grandchildren: Ben (Lanaya) Evers, Neshay (Mike) Zelesnikar, Karin (Eric) Schilke, Kris (Jason) Mathis, Nicky O’Connell, Aaron Evers, Ashley Evers, Corey Evers (fiancée Amber Schaefer), Jeremy Evers (special friend Carleigh Johnson), Joellen Braun and Joshua Braun; 7 great-grandchildren: Vaughn Evers, Zoe Zelesnikar, Brendan and Karissa Schilke, Jacob and Ryan Mathis, and Liam O’Connell; 4 step-grandchildren and 10 step-great-grandchildren. He is also survived by brothers and sisters: Delia Joosten, George (Celeste) Evers, Tony (Lorayne) Evers, Whitey (Peggy) Evers, Katy (Raymond) Brockman, and Donald Evers; sister-in-law, Rosalie Evers and brother-in-law, Ronald Beattie. He is further survived by Ada’s family: Sally Bolwerk, John Bolwerk, Henry (Mary) Bolwerk, Robert Bolwerk (special friend Marge Wippich), George (Barbara) Bolwerk, and many nieces, nephews, and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents, brothers: Ed (Vi) Evers, Ray (Del) Evers, and Gordon Evers; sister, Mary Ann Beattie, and in-laws, Elaine Evers and Martin Joosten. He is further preceded in death by Ada’s parents, George and Marie (Van Cuyk) Bolwerk, sister, Gertrude (Vincent) Gloudemans, brother, Bill Bolwerk and sister-in-laws, Helen Bolwerk and Florence Bolwerk.
The mass of Christian Burial will be on Thursday, February 5, 2015 at 11:00 a.m., at St. Paul’s Catholic Church, 410 Wallace Street, Combined Locks, with Msgr. John Schuh and Fr. Andrew Kysely concelebrating. Family and friends may call on Wednesday, February 4, 2015 at Boettcher Family Funeral Home, 2401 Fieldcrest Drive, Kaukauna, from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., with a prayer service at 7:00 p.m., and again at church on Thursday from 9:00 a.m. until the time of mass. Full military rites will be conducted by the American Legion outside of church immediately following services. Burial will be in St John’s Cemetery in the spring. In Lieu of flowers, a memorial fund is being established.
The family would like to thank all his many caretakers from Theda Care at Home and Hospice. Thanks for all your compassionate care and services.
Marian C. Mennen
Age 93, died peacefully on Thursday February 5, 2015 at Appleton Medical Center. She was born November 22, 1921 in Appleton, WI, daughter of the late David and Marie (Huss) Egan. On April 23, 1949 Marian married Giles Mennen at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Kaukauna. The couple lived in Kimberly their entire married lives and enjoyed 38 years of marriage together prior to his death in 1987. Marian was a member of Holy Spirit Parish at Holy Name of Jesus Church in Kimberly and the Kimberly Homemakers.
She is survived by her children: Mary Jo (Tom) Albrecht, Shawano, Mark (Mikyung) Mennen, Menasha, Tom Mennen, Kaukauna and David (Christine) Mennen, Shakopee, MN; grandchildren: David and Joshua Mennen, Ethan, Carson and Ryan Mennen; brother, Cleon Egan, Kaukauna; numerous nieces, nephews and friends who were so kind to Marian.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Giles; an infant son and daughter; and a sister-in-law, Betty Egan. She is further preceded in death by her husband’s brother and 4 sisters.
A Memorial Mass for Marian will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Monday. February 9, 2015 at HOLY SPIRIT PARISH at Holy Name of Jesus Church, 602 E. Kimberly Ave., Kimberly with Fr. Bob Kollath officiating. Friends may call directly at church on Monday from 9:00 a.m. until the time of services. Burial will take place in the parish cemetery. In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund has been established for the Kimberly YMCA or the Thompson Center. The family has chosen Boettcher Family Funeral Home, Kaukauna to assist them.
The family would like to express sincere thanks to all her caregivers, especially Katie O. and Katie, for their compassionate care and concern. Also thank you to family, friends and neighbors who helped Marian these last few years.
Eileen M. Johnson
Age 78, died peacefully on Tuesday, January 27, 2015 at Appleton Medical Center, with her family at her side, following a bout with pneumonia. She was born March 6, 1936 in Kaukauna, daughter of the late Joseph and Leona (Meulemans) DeBruin. On June 27, 1957 Eileen married James Johnson in Kaukauna, he preceded her in death. Eileen was employed by Piggly Wiggly for 20 years. She liked playing bingo and sheepshead and especially enjoyed time spent with her family and friends.
She is survived by her son, Kevin (Terri) Johnson, Combined Locks; her daughter, Debra Johnson (William Bach), Superior; grandchildren: Emily (Tim) Opacich, Daniel St. John, Amanda (Clay) Davis, and Joshua Johnson; great-grandchildren: Aiden and Emma Davis, and Harper Opacich; 1 brother, Floyd (Karen) DeBruin, New London; a sister, Bernice Hahn, Neenah; sisters-in-law, Jean (Sylvester) Biertzer, West Bend and Joan Johnson, Seymour; brothers-in-law: Louis Vosters, California and Dominic Van Eyck, Kaukauna.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, James, an infant daughter, Eileen Marie; brothers: Marvin and Francis (Carol); a sister, Carol (Doug) Vandenberg; brothers-in-law: Ben Hahn, Robert (Jane) Johnson and Richard Johnson; sisters-in-law: Arlene Van Eyck, Joyce Vosters, Lillian (Stanley) Verstegen, and Betty (Orville) Nieman.
A Memorial Service for Eileen will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, February 13, 2015 at BOETTCHER FAMILY FUNERAL HOME, 2401 Fieldcrest Dr., Kaukauna with Fr. Jerry Pastors officiating. Friends may call at the funeral home from 11:00 a.m. until the time of service. Inurnment will be in Highland Memorial Park.
The family wishes to express sincere thanks to Carolina Manor for their loving care over the past 7 years.
Jeffrey W. Novak
Age 58 of Crooked Lake, WI AKA (Whacky) as known by those that knew him best, passed from this world on February 9th, 2015. He was born December 3rd, 1956 son of Bernard Novak (Mary Rolf) and Kathy Ingram. Jeff spent most of his years in the Valley and resided in Hollandtown. He worked 28 yrs. at the Thilmany Paper Mill in Kaukauna. He went back to school and became a machinist, doing machining for a couple of different companies while basically retiring to his cabin in Crooked Lake.
Jeff had a passion for most everything he did. He loved to cook, hunt and mostly fish. He loved his dog Buster, and family gatherings. Also enjoyed a good lecture, as long as he was the speaker!
Jeff is survived by his parents; brothers Rick, Mike and Ron (Danielle); sisters Vicki (Roy) Everts, Debbie Lappen, and Dawn (Bob) Stec; many nieces and nephews.
He is preceded in death by his brother in law Tom Lappen, grandparents, uncles and aunts.
Jeff’s Memorial Service will be held Friday, February 13th, 2015 at Boettcher Family funeral Home, 2401 Fieldcrest Dr. Kaukauna, WI 54130. Visitation will be from 5-7pm with a small service to follow.
Ethel L. Riemer
Age 92, died peacefully on Thursday, February 12, 2015 at Manor Care in Appleton. She was born April 10, 1922 in Hayton, WI, daughter of the late Henry and Alma (Schmidt) Meyer. Ethel graduated from Holy Family Nursing School and served as an Army Nurse in WWII. On June 11, 1947 Ethel married LeRoy Riemer at Zion Lutheran Church in New Holstein. In October of 1948 the couple moved to Kaukauna and joined Bethany Lutheran Church in 1949. Ethel worked as a registered nurse at Kaukauna Hospital and St. Elizabeth Hospital. She enjoyed reading, crossword puzzles and word searching. Ethel loved her family, watching her grandchildren and great-grandchildren was her favorite hobby. She was a member of Bethany Lutheran Church, where she was a member of the Ladies Aid, Altar Guild, Quilters and was a Sunday school teacher.
She is survived by her husband of 67 years, LeRoy, her children: Gary (Karen), Neenah, Marilyn, Kaukauna, Dennis (Kay), Kaukauna and Nancy (David) Felauer, Arizona; 8 grandchildren: Kristine (Ken), Elizabeth (Fritz), Jennifer (Brian), Robert (special friend Sara), Shelli (Jason), Shawn (special friend Chad), Traci (Jim) and Toni (Brad); 16 great-grandchildren: Charity, Faith, Grace, Lydia, Fritz Jr., Claudia, Adam, Alyssa, Ryan, Nolan, Haley, Hannah, Landon, Lydia, Bentley and Asher; numerous nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by an infant daughter at birth; a sister and brother-in-law, Evelyn and Elroy Brandenburg.
Funeral Services for Ethel will be at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, February 17, 2015 at BETHANY LUTHERAN CHURCH, 124 W. 10th St., Kaukauna with Rev. Levi Willms officiating. Friends may call directly at church from 9:00 a.m. until the time of services. Burial will take place in Trinity Lutheran Cemetery in the Town of Rantoul. A memorial fund has been established for Bethany Lutheran Church. The family has chosen Boettcher Family Funeral Home, Kaukauna to assist them.
The family would like to express sincere thanks to the Manor Care Staff and Heartland Hospice Care for their care and compassion.
Eugene O. Maurer
Age 82, died on Friday, February 20, 2015 at St. Paul Elder Services in Kaukauna. He was born August 24, 1932, son of the late Irwin and Marie (Strebe) Maurer. On May 12, 1953, Gene married Ruth Huhn at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Sherwood, she preceded him in death in March of 2001. Gene served in the US Navy from 1952 to 1956. He worked at Pierce Manufacturing in Appleton for 42 years. Gene enjoyed spending time camping at Little Silver Lake, Wild Rose, pitching horseshoes, sturgeon fishing, making wood-working projects and visiting with friends at the local bar. He was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church and Sherwood Thomas Kees American Legion Post 496.
He is survived by his children: Marjory (Walter) Jentsch, Sherwood and Peggy (Jerome) Kowaleski, Greensboro, NC; 3 grandchildren: Tony (Ann) Goerl, Neenah, Lisa (Troy) Droese, Cedarburg, WI and Matt Kowaleski, Greensboro, NC; 3 great-grandchildren: Rowen Goerl, Hannah Droese and Wyatt Droese; 4 sisters-in-law: Grace Bauer, Sherwood, Helen Schifferling, Mosinee, Shirley Huhn, Little Chute and Rita Schneider, Port Edwards; 2 brothers-in-law: Bob Schifferling, Mosinee and Joe Diederich, Sherwood; nieces, nephews, and special friend, Joyce Lientz.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Ruth; 5 brothers-in-law and 3 sisters-in-law: Tom (Mary) Huhn, Dennis (Rose) Huhn, David Huhn, Carole Diederich, Orly Bauer, and Gene Schneider.
Mass of Christian Burial for Gene will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, February 26, 2015 at ST. JOHN-SACRED HEART CATHOLIC CHURCH, N369 Military Rd., Sherwood with Fr. Michael Betley officiating. Friends may call on Wednesday, February 25, 2015 at BOETTCHER FAMILY FUNERAL HOME, 2401 Fieldcrest Dr., Kaukauna from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. with a parish prayer at 7:00 p.m. 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. Burial will take place in High Cliff Cemetery.
Beeper “Keith” G. Mader
Age 58, died unexpectedly on Wednesday, February 25, 2015 at St. Elizabeth Hospital, due to sepsis. He was born September 17, 1956 in Appleton, son of Donald and Phyllis (Erickson) Mader. He enjoyed golfing, fishing, cooking and Special Olympics. Beeper also loved to decorate for Christmas, loved to travel the surrounding areas on his bicycle, yard work and caring for his flowers. Beeper was proud to be his mother’s best friend, helper and chief of the house after his father died. He was a member of Holy Angels Catholic Church and Special Olympics.
He is survived by his mother, Phyllis; brothers and sisters-in-law: Donald “Duke” (Janet) Mader, Gilbert “Gilly” (Kathy) Mader, Randy Mader, and Scott Mader (special friend Nikki Nienhaus); sisters and brothers-in-law: Kathy Vogel, Suzanne (Scott) Fairchild, and Cindy (Joe) Betters; 16 nieces and nephews; 11 great nieces and nephews; aunt and uncle, Roger and Donna Geurden; many cousins and friends.
He was preceded in death by his father, Donald in 2010, a nephew, Jason Mader, a great niece, Grace Marie, a sister-in-law, Karla Mader, aunts and uncles.
Memorial Mass for Beeper will be at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, February 28, 2015 at Holy Spirit Parish at Holy Angels Church, Darboy with Fr. Bob Kollath officiating. Friends may call directly at church on Saturday from 9:00 a.m. until the time of mass. In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund is being established. The family has chosen Boettcher Family Funeral Home, Kaukauna to assist them.
Special thanks to St. Elizabeth’s ICU Staff and Dr. A for their care and compassion.