Cletus H. Meyerhofer                                                                   Bernice H. Hacker 
Mary J. Van Dalen                                                                        Florence A. De Goey
Nancy J. Peterson                                                                        Pamela T. Bowers
Joyce Alice Timm                                                                         Helen M. Menacher
Nancy M. Schmidt                                                                        Sheila M. Schmitt
Evelyn M. Schmidt

The Boettcher Family Funeral Home


 

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.

                                                                       

Helen M. Menacher 
Oshkosh, WI

Age 97, passed away on Wednesday, April 29, 2015 at St. Paul Elder Services, Kaukauna, WI. She was born August 6, 1917 in Wausaukee, WI daughter of the late Vincent and Philomena (LaChapell) Edlebeck.  She married Fred Menacher May 25, 1946 in Wausaukee, WI. She had lived in Oshkosh for over 60 years.

Helen was a kind and generous wife and mother. She was an excellent cook and baker. She always had time for church and anyone who needed her help. She was an active member of St. John's Catholic Church Oshkosh for 60 years. She will be greatly missed by all of us.

She is survived by her daughter, Carol (David) Schmalz, Darboy, her son, Fred (Lori) Menacher, Fond du Lac, and her daughter-in-law Marge Menacher, Oshkosh; 5 grandchildren: Alex (Jennifer) Schmalz, Nathan Menacher, Matthew Menacher, Mary (Adrian) Rohrer, and Katie (Tim) Sina; 5 great-grandchildren: Aiden and Bella Schmalz, Madeline Rohrer, Jacob and Paige Sina

She was preceded in death by her husband, Fred “Rocky” in 1985, a son, Tom in 2000; 2 sisters: LaVerne and Leona; and 3 brothers: Glen, Jim and Vince.

Memorial services for Helen will be held at St. Jude Parish, Sacred Heart Catholic Church 519 Knapp St. Oshkosh on Saturday, May 9, 2015 at 11 AM. Fr. Matt Simonar will officiate. Visitation will start at 10 AM with the mass at 11 AM.

The family would like to express sincere thanks to the staff at St. Paul Elder Services for all their loving care the past 13 months.

 

 

 


 

Nancy M. Schmidt
Kaukauna

Age 78, passed away, peacefully with her family and close friend at her side, on Thursday, April 30, 2015 at home after living with leukemia for a few years. She was born August 26, 1936, daughter of the late George Sr. and Katherine (DeCoster) Huss, the youngest in the family with eight older brothers. Nancy graduated from Kaukauna High School in 1954. In August 1955 she married John B. Schmidt at Holy Cross Catholic Church in Kaukauna. They farmed all their married life in the Town of Woodville, retiring in the same area. Nancy was a member of St. Francis Catholic Church in Hollandtown.

She is survived by her husband, John and 2 daughters, 5 sons and 13 grandchildren: Cynthia (John) Hill and their daughter, Jacquelyn; Beth (Tom) Feuerstein and their daughter, Rachel and son, Ryan; Brian (Pamela) Schmidt and their sons, Nathan and Adam and daughter, Mikayla; Bruce (Colleen) and their sons, Kyle and Matthew; Craig; Corey (Kathleen) and their sons, Derek, Tyler and Logan; Chad (Terri) and their daughters, Ava and Mackenzie. Nancy is also survived by brothers and sisters-in-law: Jerry (Dee) Huss, Marion Huss, Floyd (Arlene) Huss, George (Rosie) Huss, and Ken (Rosie) Huss. She is also survived by John’s brother, Donald Schmidt; a sister-in-law, Dot Schmidt; and many nieces, nephews and other relatives.

She was preceded in death by her parents, brothers and sisters-in-law: Lawrence (Agnes) Huss, Sylvester (Ethel) Huss, Robert (Millie) Huss and Cleon Huss. She was further preceded in death by John’s family: Rosella (Harry) Packowski, Genevieve (Aloysius “Wiss”) Schuh, Evelyn (Herman) Nehring, Marie (Earl) Hackbarth, Harriet (Tom) Christianson, Theresa Holewinski, Willard Schmidt, Alphonse Schmidt and Marge Schmidt.

Funeral services for Nancy will be at 12 Noon on Tuesday, May 5, 2015 at St. Katherine Drexel Parish at St. Francis Church, Hollandtown with Fr. Jerry Pastors officiating. Friends may call on Monday, May 4, 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 8:00 p.m. concluding the evening. Friends may call again directly at church on Tuesday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of service. In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund has been established.

“Thank you to Dr. M. Werner and his nurse Carla, the caring people at Martha Siekman Cancer Center and Dr. Swanson and Theda Care Hospice, especially Dawn and Jill. Also my family, friends and special clergy for the prayers and compassion the past years. Special thanks to Ann and to Mary “my forever friend” in CA”. – Nancy  


 

Sheila M. Schmitt
Kaukauna

Age 67, passed away on Monday, May 18, 2015 at St. Elizabeth Hospital following a long battle with multiple sclerosis. She was born June 19, 1947 in West Virginia. Sheila had been employed by Presto Products until 2001 at which time she became disabled due to MS. She enjoyed riding motorcycle and volunteering at St. Paul Villa, where she had many friends.

She is survived by her son, Brad Fink, Omro and daughter, Janet Fink, Menasha; 2 granddaughters: Bailey M. Nichols, Menasha and Stephanie A. (Zach) Knaus, Green Bay; 3 great-grandchildren: Addaline, Olivor and Flynn and 2 on the way; brothers: Randy (Ruth), Ralph (Ellen), Pete, and Gene (Mary), all of Virginia; sisters: Nancy Kegley, VA, Juanita (Ralph), Walker, MI, Mary (Joe) Patrick, VA, and Barbara Justice, Appleton.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Dennis A. Schmitt in 2012.

Funeral Services will be held at 4:00 p.m. on Thursday, May 21, 2015 at St. Paul Villa Chapel, 312 E. 14th St., Kaukauna with Fr. Jerry Pastors officiating. Friends may call at the chapel from 2:00 p.m. until the time of services. In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund has been established in her name.


 

Evelyn M. Schmidt
Kaukauna

Age 78, died unexpectedly on Wednesday, May 20, 2015 at her home. She was born May 12, 1937 in Kaukauna, daughter of the late Walter and Regina (Verhagen) Swanningson. On October 17, 1957 Evie married Gerald Schmidt at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Kaukauna. The couple farmed in Hollandtown and enjoyed 45 years of marriage together prior to his death on March 2, 2003. Evie was a terrific mother and grandmother and also worked as a housekeeper at St. Elizabeth Hospital and Appleton Medical Center. She was a lifelong member of St. Francis Catholic Church in Hollandtown.

She is survived by 6 sons:  Bernard and Janice, Fred and Kari, David and Holly, Keith and special friend Carol Vande Hey, Karl, Henry and Sabrina; 2 daughters: Lorie Wanta, Sara and Martin Juneau; 16 grandchildren: Daniel, Katie, Erin, Arianna, Brayden, Ashleigh, Jordan, Elizabeth, Jamie, Jacklyn, Travis, Cole, Benjamin, Alex, Emily and Lily; 7 great-grandchildren: 1 brother and 3 sisters-in-law: Roger and Evon Swanningson, Ann Swanningson and Carol Swanningson.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Gerald; brothers: Robert and Richard; a sister and brother-in-law: Debra (Ray) Van Wychen; and 3 siblings who died at birth.

Funeral Services for Evelyn will be at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, May 27, 2015 at St. Katharine Drexel Parish at St. Francis Church, County Rd CE, Kaukauna with Fr. Jerry Pastors officiating. Friends may be call on Tuesday, May 26, 2015 at Boettcher Family Funeral Home, 2401 Fieldcrest Dr., Kaukauna from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., at which time a parish prayer service will conclude the evening. Friends may call again on Wednesday directly at church from 9:30 a.m. until the time of service. In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund is being established. 

The family would like to express sincere thanks to the staff and residents at John Fischer Manor in Appleton and Amy Velie.

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