OBITUARIES – 2017 & 2018

Richard Lendy Houston

Richard Lendy Houston

Richard Lendy Houston, 86, of Seymour passed away surrounded by his family on Saturday, Oct. 13, 2018, at Woodside Lutheran Home in Green Bay, Wisconsin. He was born in Ashland, Mississippi, on Dec. 22, 1931, son of the late Brooks and Gladys Houston, one of 10 children in the family.
Richard served in the US Army from 1952 to 1954, having been stationed in Germany.
He married Deanna Debban on April 25, 1958, having recently celebrated 60 years of marriage.
Richard enjoyed fishing in general, but he especially enjoyed fly-in fishing trips in Canada and his annual fishing vacations at Camp American Legion with his son Lamont. Spending time at his cottage in Mountain, Wisconsin, was one of his favorite things to do. Deer hunting, ice fishing, golfing and making maple syrup were some of his favorite up north activities.
Richard was definitely a Green Bay Packer fan. He was also an avid reader and enjoyed western movies and books. More than anything else, he cherished all the time spent with his family, especially his children and grandchildren.
He is survived by his wife, Deanna; children: Pamela (Henry) Biese, Lamont (significant other Karen Smith) Houston, Sandra (James) Beyer, and Robert (Marie) Houston; grandchildren: Shawn Beyer, Zach Houston, Craig Beyer, Amanda Beyer, David Beyer, Allison Nowaczyk, Tayler Houston, Matthew Houston, Nicholas Biese, Hannah Houston, and Elijah Houston; great-grandchildren: Lola Beyer, Layla Beyer, Brodie Houston and Jace Houston. Further survived by two siblings: Jestel Wilson of Ashland, Mississippi, and Jewel Vansant of Hickory Flat, Mississippi.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brothers E.B., Ed, Junior, Claude and Clifton Houston and sisters Hazel Feathers and Eliza Stone.
Friends may call at Muehl-Boettcher Funeral Home, Seymour, on Thursday, Oct. 18, 2018, from 2 p.m. until the funeral service at 3 p.m. Burial will take place at Emmanuel Lutheran Cemetery, Seymour.
Online condolences may be expressed to Richard’s family at www.muehlboettcher.com
Special thanks to CNA, Bambi and all of the other staff of the Rehab Wing at Woodside Lutheran Home, the Bellin Surgical Unit Staff, and to Unity Hospice staff for the wonderful care given to Richard.

John A. Lemke

John A. Lemke

John A. Lemke, age 76, passed away peacefully on Friday, Oct. 12, 2018, at Cherry Meadows in Appleton, surrounded by his family. John was born on Sept. 1, 1942, to Marvin and Beatrice (Riemer) Lemke in Shawano, Wisconsin.
John was united in marriage to Lois Hinkfuss on Sept. 19, 1964. John was employed as a Steamfitter by August Winters & Sons for 45 years retiring in 2006. In 1972, John and Lois purchased a “hobby” farm and moved to Black Creek. John enjoyed farming, bowling and traveling around the United States with “Farmers on the Bum.” John also enjoyed working on countless projects with his children.
He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Lois; children: Lee (Lisa) Lemke; Larry (Teresa) Lemke; Lynn (Greg) Vander Linden; Loren (Kris) Lemke all of Black Creek. Grandchilden: Justin, Adam & Colleen Lemke; Brad Lemke; Eric and Nathan Bunnell; Zach, Tori, and Reed Lemke. Step-Grandchildren: Camron, Kaylee and Zak. Sisters: Mary (Jim) Luepke, Bonduel; Dorene (Owen) Boettcher, Normal, IL; One brother Dean (Joni) Lemke, Coleman. Brothers-in-law Roger(Donna) Braun, Seymour and Ronald(Jean) Hinkfuss, Bonduel;
He was preceded in death by his parents and daughter-in-law, Darla Lemke.
Friends may call Muehl-Boettcher Funeral Home, Seymour, on Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2018, from 4-8 p.m. Visitation will continue at Immanuel Evangelical Lutheran Church, Black Creek, on Thursday, Oct. 18, 2018, from 9:30 a.m. until the funeral service at 11 a.m. with Pastor Steve Schlicht officiating. In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund has been established.
Online condolences may be expressed to John’s family at www.muehlboettcher.com
The family would like to extend a special thank you to the staff at ThedaCare Hospice, Right at Home and Cherry Meadows for the compassionate care given to John.

Delores Mae Reed

Delores Mae Reed

Delores Mae Reed, 92 years of age, went to be with the Lord on Monday, Oct. 8, 2018, after a short illness.
She was born Jan. 6, 1926, to Chris and Viola Roepcke. She grew up on the family farm in Cicero.
Delores met the love of her life, Gerald Reed, after World War II, and soon became his wife. They went on to have 15 beautiful children. With her abundance of energy, and never a complaint about all the cooking, laundry, sewing, and daily trips to Donʼs Quality Market, Delores and Gerald built an amazing life together in Seymour.
She was an active member of Saint John the Baptist Church and was a strong example of living a faith filled life. Delores spent many years as a passionate lunch lady for the Seymour Community School. Delores loved golf and she got that hole-in-one. She always had her coins ready for a competitive card game with friends and family. Travel was always a passion as well as snow birding for 24 years to Gulf Shores, Alabama.
Delores was a very busy lady. She was a member of Crystal Springs Ladies League, American Legion Ladies Auxiliary and The Red Hat Society. She loved her friends. And she loved the activities at Meadow Woods Apartments.
Delores was lucky enough to find love again with Earl Gillis. They enjoyed many years of camping and traveling together.
She is survived by her children Joe (Penny) Reed, Jeff (Karen) Reed, Betty (Duane) Canon, Greg (Jane) Reed, Chris (Geoff) Liptak, Gene (Jean) Reed, Patty (Jim) Kiernan, Cindy (John) Doherty, Teresa (Steve) Banker, Bridget (Joe) Lancour, Amy Reed, Jennifer (Jeff) Shipley, Steve (Barb) Reed; 32 grandchildren; 29 great grandchildren; and 2 great-great grandchildren; many nieces and nephews.
Delores is preceded in death by her husband, Gerald Reed; son, Bernie Reed; 2 infant children; parents, Chris and Viola Roepcke; brother, Eugene Roepcke; sisters: Norma Schroeder and Darlene Vander Geeten; Earl Gillis; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law.
Visitation will be held at Saint John the Baptist Church, Seymour on Friday, Oct. 19, 2018, from 4-8 p.m. with prayer service 7:30 p.m. Her Celebration of Life Service will be held at Saint John the Baptist Church, Seymour on Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018, with visitation 9-11 a.m. And funeral service 11 a.m.
A memorial fund for Saint John the Baptist Church and Good Shepherd Services will be established in lieu of flowers.
Special thanks to the staff at Meadow Woods Apartments, first floor staff at Bellin Hospital, and Muehl-Boettcher Funeral Home.
The legacy of her beautiful life will forever be cherished in the lives of her children.

Clarence Smet “Gramps” “Smitty”

Clarence Smet “Gramps” “Smitty”

Clarence Smet “Gramps” “Smitty”, 88, passed away Monday, Oct. 8, 2018, at Good Shepherd Home in Seymour after struggling with leukemia and COPD for the past three years.
He was born Feb. 5, 1930, in the Town of Freedom, Outagamie County to Peter and Kathryn (DeBeukelaer) Smet.
He married Margaret (Micke) on June 11, 1958, at St. Paul’s Catholic Church in Wrightstown, Wisconsin. The couple recently celebrated 60 years of marriage.
Enlisted in the Air Force in January 1951 and was honorably discharged as Airman First Class in January 1955 after serving in the Korean War. Clarence was a member of the American Legion and St. John’s Catholic Church in Seymour for 58 years, sharing his strong faith and his industrious work ethic with family and friends.
He was a self-employed dairy farmer, mechanic and co-owner of VanZeeland Implement. Clarence loved to fish, watch football, baseball and basketball; taking care of the birds and was an amazing husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend to many.
Survived by wife, Margaret; children: Thomas (Susan) Smet and their children, Craig (special friend Katie) and Adam (Andrea) Smet and great-granddaughter, Sophie; Susanne Christensen and Bob Christensen and their children, Nicole (Grant) Hanson; Paul Christensen; Jerrod (Kayleigh) Christensen; Gary (fiancé Andrea) Christensen and Janice (special friend Collin) Christensen; Joanne (Leonard) Smurawa and children, Trisha (Bob) Simpson; Erica Smurawa; Robert (Ginnie) Smet and son Clayton; Linda (Michael) Nolan; Laura (Jeff) Hofacker and children, Lathan and Rachel Hofacker; John (Renee) Smet and children, Kylee, Evan and Logan Smet; brother Francis (late Germaine) Smet; and sister, Margaret (late Norman) Bowers; brothers and sisters-in-law: Eugene (Delores) Micke; Rosemary (late Gerald) Van Eperen; Carol (Gerald) Ederer; Patty (Bob) Gerend; Helen (Bob) Fritsch; Robert Micke; Betty (Charles) Headings; Mary (Jim) Micke-Dickrell; Kathy (Paul) Miller; William (Jean) Micke; numerous nieces, nephews, relatives, friends and many furry friends.
Preceded in death by his parents; mother and father-in-law, Norbert and Elizabeth Micke; sisters, brothers, and in-laws: Katherine (Clement) Schlimm; Josephine (John) Wallace; Hortense (Raymond) Van Handel; Joseph (Ceil) Smet; Edward Smet; Germaine Smet; Marion Smet and Norman Bowers; Marion (Micke) and Brian Grode; brother-in-law, Gerald Van Eperen; grandson, Dalton Brokiewicz; and granddaughter, Hope Elizabeth Hofacker; and various other relatives, friends and furry friends.
Friends may call at St. John Catholic Church, Seymour, on Friday, Oct. 12, 2018, from 4-8 p.m. with a parish prayer service at 7:30 p.m. Visitation will continue at the church on Saturday, Oct. 13, 2018, from 9 a.m. until the funeral mass at 11 a.m. with Fr. Brian Belongia and Deacon Rich Matuszak officiating. Burial will take place in the parish cemetery.
Muehl-Boettcher Funeral Home, Seymour, is assisting the family with arrangements. Online condolences may be expressed to Clarence’s family at www.muehlboettcher.com
Special thanks to the staff at Good Shepherd, especially Deanne and Kim; seventh floor staff at Appleton Medical Center; Seymour Rescue squad and EMTs; and Doctor Conkright and the staff and volunteers who provided goody bags to Clarence and family during his treatments at Fox Valley Hematology and Oncology and to all family, friends and neighbors who visited and supported Clarence and his family throughout his life.
Pa-We love you and will miss you, thanks for being a great role model to all of us. We are happy you are at peace. “Well, good for you!”
Pa – Thanks for 60 great years! Love, Ma

Valda M. Van Erem

Valda M. Van Erem

Valda M. Van Erem, 94, of Seymour, passed away Sunday evening, Oct. 7, 2018, at Forest Glen Assisted Living in Seymour. She was born Sept. 16, 1924, daughter of the late Clarence and Maude (Greishammer) Stoehr.
Val had worked at Melody Supper Club (now Legacy), Sears-Roebuck and Plaza Restaurant.
She loved the Packers and Brewers, Old Fashioneds, and going to dinner at Geno’s.
Val is survived by her children: Steven (Deb) Brugger, Crestview, Florida; Lola Rottier, Appleton; Janice (Mike) Van De Yacht, Bonduel; Jerry Brugger, Shawano; Vicky (Terry) Gough, Appleton; and Pamela (Wayne) Meulemans, Black Creek; 10 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; sister: Eileen Zuleger; and brother, Clarence “Sonny” Stoehr. Also survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Valda is preceded in death by her son, Bruce Brugger; sisters, Neva (Ken) Zemske, Margorie (Donald) Kitzinger; brother, Vernie (Rosie Hayman) Stoehr; and brother-in-law, Vernie Zuleger.
Friends may call at Muehl-Boettcher Funeral Home, Seymour, on Monday, Oct. 15, 2018, from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m. Visitation will continue at St. John Catholic Church, Seymour, on Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2018, from 9:30 a.m. until the funeral mass at 11 a.m. with Fr. Brian Belongia and Deacon Rich Matuszak officiating. Burial will take place in Sugarbush Cemetery.
Online condolences may be expressed to Val’s family at www.muehlboettcher.com
We would like to thank the staff at Forest Glen and Unity Hospice for the wonderful care you gave to our mom.

Vernon C. Rohm

Vernon C. Rohm

Vernon C. Rohm, 88, of Seymour passed away peacefully on Sunday, Oct. 7, 2018, at Good Shepherd Nursing Home with his family at his side. He was born Oct. 31, 1929, son of the late Alvan and Elsie Rohm.
On Nov. 7, 1956, he was united in marriage to Margaret R. Seefeldt at Immanuel Evangelical Lutheran Church in Black Creek, where they were members.
Vernon loved farming, baking and gardening. He was also on the Osborn volunteer fire department for many years.
Vernon is survived by his son Carlton and (special friend Sue Onstad-Kelley); sister Alice (Bob) Prindle, Larson; sister-in-law Linda Rohm, Seymour.
Vernon was preceded in death by his wife Margaret, and brother Norman Rohm.
Services for Vernon will be Friday, Oct. 12, 2018 from 9-11 a.m. with funeral service at 11 a.m. at Muehl-Boettcher Funeral Home in Seymour. Entombment will be at Highland Memorial in Appleton. Muehl-Boettcher Funeral Home is assisting the family. Online condolences can be expressed to the family at www.muehlboettcher.com

Joshua John Garcia

Joshua John Garcia

JOSHUA JOHN GARCIA
Sept. 5, 1986 – Oct. 2, 2018
Josh answered the Lord’s call to come Home on Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2018. His earthly journey of 32 years has ended and his new journey of peace in heaven has begun.
Josh was born Sept. 5, 1986, in Neenah to Debbie Nelson. Josh enjoyed hunting and fishing, especially ice fishing, while his mother panicked. He loved spending time with his daughters Madison Niec, Emmalina Leibold, and cherished cousin/Goddaughter Nikki Hofacker. He enjoyed spending time with his friends, whom were all like brothers to him. He was exceptional at welding and had a great passion for the outdoors.
Josh is survived by his mother, Debbie, and sister Felicia, Black Creek; daughters, Madison Niec, Emmalina Leibold; grandparents Ron and Marie Nelson, Black Creek; aunt, Cindy (Jason) Hofacker, Black Creek; uncle, Todd (Cindy Jackson) Nelson, Kimberly; aunt, LaVonne Anderson, Montana; cousins: Amanda Bernier, D.J. (Emmy Stern) Bernier, Nikki (Nikkipants) Hofacker, and Jessica DeDecker.
He is further survived by; uncle, Keith (Connie) Shebilske, Larsen; aunt, Brenda Shebilske, Larsen; cousins: Zach Ory, Kody Ory, Heather Shebilske, and Katie (Mike) Barron; great aunt, Jeannie Bernier; great uncle, and aunt, Danny (Marion) Rasmussen; great uncle, and aunt, Marlin (Judy) Nelson.
Josh’s friends, all of whom he considered brothers (and two sisters), include: Jesse (Laurana), Luke, Lance and Chelsea Hoh, Jason Rekoske, Cory Lemke, Mike Brandon, and several others – will carry on, living off the many great memories created.
Proceded in death by cousin, Taylor Nelson; grandma, LaVerne Nelson; great-grandparents: Clarence and Mildred Nelson; Helmuth and Rachel Thomas.
Josh’s life will be celebrated with visitation 4-8 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 7, at Muehl-Boettcher Funeral Home, 358 S. Main St., Seymour; and 9-11 a.m. Monday, Oct. 8, at Emmanuel Lutheran Church, 349 N. Main St., Seymour, followed by the funeral service at 11 a.m. Burial immediately following in Emmanuel Lutheran Cemetery, Seymour.
Online condolences and donations (in lieu of flowers) can be made at www.muehlboettcher.com
Debbie and Felicia would like to thank Outagamie County dispatch Department for their prompt and gentle handling of the situation.

Mary Jane Magdaline “Toodles” Lambie

Mary Jane Magdaline “Toodles” Lambie

Mary Jane Magdaline “Toodles” Lambie, age 80, Greenville, passed away on Thursday, Sept. 27, 2018, at her home surrounded by her loving family. She was born on April 1, 1938, in Green Bay, daughter of the late Harry and Anne (Vandenberg) Olson. Mary grew up in Oneida and attended Seymour High School graduating in 1957. She married her high school sweet heart Ronald “Chummy” Lambie on May 3, 1958. They celebrated 60 years together. Mary started her career working at First National Bank in Appleton and then spent the next 30 years working for Outagamie County in the Register of Deeds Office; retiring in 2000. She was the official recorder for the the Outagamie County Register of Deeds as she had impeccable handwriting. Mary’s gift of cooking was beyond words. We always looked forward to meals at family gatherings because her dishes were the best. Mary “Toodles” was one of the sweetest, kindest people you would ever meet and be blessed to call your wife, mother, mother-in-law, grandma, neighbor and friend. Her quick wit, outpouring of generosity, kindness and love were what defined her. She was so beautiful and graceful inside and out her entire life. Even through her illness, her rays of sunshine shown through. It was a privilege to care for her through these last years and days and she will be truly missed and loved for all time and eternity, and we look forward to the day that we will be with her again. We thank our heavenly Father for the gift of such a wonderful person.
Mary is survived by her husband Ron “Chummy” Lambie; children: Tim “Skip” (Debbie “Nubbs”) Lambie; Tom “Thompson” (Linda “Mrs. L”) Lambie; Tammy “Chopper” (Tom “Schneider”) Rock; grandchildren: Joshua (Elisa) Lambie; Ashley (Joe) Wunderlich; Brent (Kayla) Lambie; Andrew (Ashley) Lambie; Levi (Bailey) Lambie; Megan (John) Brick; Brandon Gorges; Patrick (Katie) Rock; Andrew Rock and Taylor Rock; great grandchildren: Parker and Georgia Lambie; Kierra and Brody Wunderlich; Bryce and Ava Lambie; Ella Brick; Bentley Kolasinski Rock; and Madelyn Rock; brothers Henry “Hank” (Dorothy) Olson and Jim (Mary) Olson; brother in-law Gordy (Mary Ann) Peterson and special friends, Danny and Paula Wittman. She is further survived by numerous nephews, nieces, other relatives and friends.
She is preceded in death by her parents and a brother Bob Olson.
The Mass of Christian Burial for Mary will be held on Monday, Oct. 1, 2018, noon at St. Mary’s of the Immaculate Conception Church in Greenville with Fr. Michael Warden officiating. Visitation will be held at the church on Monday morning from 9 a.m. until the time of service. Burial will be in the parish cemetery.
The family would like to extend a special thank you to ThedaCare at Home, especially Christina and Katie, her special care giver Betty “Shiner” and special neighbors, Dick and Cathy Bauer and their family.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association.

Oraletta “Letty” Kailhofer

Oraletta “Letty” Kailhofer

Oraletta “Letty” Kailhofer, 89 of Seymour, passed away on Wednesday morning, Sept. 26, 2018, at Meadow Wood Assisted Living. She was born Aug. 29, 1929, daughter of the late Oral and Luella (Hicks) Berry.
Letty graduated from Seymour High School in 1947 and attended Outagamie County Rural Normal Teachers College and Oshkosh State College. She taught school in Shiocton and Seymour and was a member of the Outagamie County Teacher’s Association.
On June 9, 1951, she was united in marriage to Robert “Bob” Kailhofer in Seymour. Bob preceded her in death on July 26, 1988.
In 1956, Letty and Bob, along with Bob’s parents, Frank and Gert, purchased Kailhofer’s Greenhouse and continued working at the greenhouse until moving to Meadow Wood. Letty was proud to be a part of the floral presentations for many weddings and funerals in the Seymour community.
Letty was an active member of Emmanuel Lutheran Church, Seymour, having served on the church council, served on the property committee, was a member of Sarah Group Bible Circle, and enjoyed the weekly 6 a.m. bible classes. She was also a past president of the Seymour AAL Branch #4089 and served on the Good Shepherd committee on grounds and decorations for three years.
She also was a member of Seymour Woman’s Club and served as president for several years. Letty co-chaired and worked in the VIP building for the Home of the Hamburger festival. She was also active with the Seymour Chamber of Commerce, serving on the board and was president in 1997. Letty was honored as Citizen of the Year in 1998.
Letty is survived by her son, Barry (Sandy) Kailhofer; daughter, Ann (Marshall) Younger Crandall; four granddaughters: Amanda (Joe) Timmer, Megan (Andrew) Peterson, Kylie (Ben) Kingery, and Kaitlin (special friend Ken Keith) Younger; great-grandchildren: Amelia Timmer and Ansel Peterson.
In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, Irl (Dorothy) Berry.
Friends may call at Muehl-Boettcher Funeral Home, Seymour, on Sunday, Sept. 30, 2018, from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Visitation will continue on Monday, Oct. 1, 2018, at Emmanuel Lutheran Church, Seymour, from 9 a.m. until the funeral service at 11 a.m. with Pastor Natalie Kramer officiating. Burial will take place in Emmanuel Lutheran Cemetery. Online condolences may be expressed to Letty’s family at www.muehlboettcher.com
Special thanks to the staff at Meadow Wood for the wonderful compassion and care you have given our mom and grandma for the past few years, and also to Unity Hospice for all of your assistance during this time. Mike, your friendship and visits will never be forgotten.

Thomas Wagner

Thomas Wagner

Thomas Wagner, 69, beloved husband, father, brother, uncle and friend passed into the cornfields in the clouds during morning milking time on Sept. 24, 2018, to celebrate his mom’s birthday with her. He entered this world on Aug. 10, 1949, born to Raymond and Gladys Wagner, Black Creek, Wisconsin.
Tom graduated from Seymour Community High School, served in the Army from 1969 – 1972 and was a proud Vietnam vet. He believed in serving his community and was on the Cicero Town Board for more than 35 years. Tom was a farmer, volunteer fire fighter, deer hunter, fisherman, cribbage player, four-wheeler driver and Packer fan. Tom and Bonnie (Bloedorn) were married on Dec. 29, 2003, and danced to “I Will Always Love You,” one of Tom’s favorite songs.
He loved being outside in the fresh air and took great pride in taking care of his crops, gardens, apple trees and pond, which he stocked with bluegills so he could catch and throw them back all year long. Without a doubt, Tom put on the best corn roast in town. Tom will be remembered as a quiet listener with sparkly blue eyes and long eyelashes, always interested in what his grandchildren, nephews and nieces had to say and share.
Tom is survived by his wife Bonnie; daughters: Tracy (Kris Berg) and Laura (Nick Marcelle); brothers and sisters: Dennis (Darlene), Betty (Don Sedo), Mike, Chris (Dennis Neuman), Carol (Mike Bluma), Steve (Nancy) and Bob (Jennifer); and brother-in-law, Jim Weyers. Tom’s laughter and attention will be greatly missed by his three grandchildren: Jaxson (10), Zoey (6) and Grant (5), along with all his nieces, nephews and extended family.
Also survived by Bonnie’s family; brothers-in-law: Bob Bloedorn, Rick (Wendy) Bloedorn, Terry (Marcia) Bloedorn, Gary (Beth) Bloedorn, Dan (Wendy) Bloedorn; sisters-in-law: Joan (Tony) Sweeney, Mary (Tim) Collar, Julie Bloedorn and Vicky Bloedorn.
Tom’s loving, kind and hard-working spirit has reunited with his parents; sister, Mary Weyers; brother-in-law, Lee Griesbach; mother-in-law and father-in-law, Willis and Silva Bloedorn; and brothers-in-law, Todd and William (Jean) Bloedorn.
Tom’s family asks that you plant some seeds, a tree or spring bulbs in his memory. Look for the monarchs, they are special messengers for his family.
Friends may call at St. John Catholic Church, Seymour, on Friday, Sept. 28, 2018, from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. a parish prayer service at 7:30 pm. Visitation will continue at the church on Saturday, Sept. 29, 2018, from 9 a.m. until the funeral mass at 11 a.m. with Fr. Brian Belongia and Deacon Rich Matuszak officiating. Burial will take place at St. Mary Catholic Cemetery, Black Creek.
In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund has been established in Tom’s memory.
Online condolences may be expressed to Tom’s family at www.muehlboettcher.com.

James “Jim” A. Radecki

James “Jim” A. Radecki

James “Jim” A. Radecki, 70, of Seymour, passed away Sunday, Sept. 23, 2018, feeling the love of his family, after a long illness of Polycystic kidney disease. He did at home hemodialysis for five years and later peritoneal dialysis.
Jim was born Aug. 28, 1948, son of the late Michael and Rose (Jarosinski) Radecki. He attended Hofa Park Parochial and Pulaski Schools. On July 15, 1972, he was united in marriage to Gail Moeller. The couple farmed together for 33 years, harvesting crops was his favorite. Jim also was a milk hauler for several cheese factories. Later he owned his own semi and hauled product for Grantek. Jim had a strong work ethic, and always thought well of people who worked hard. He enjoyed ice fishing and especially deer hunting with the guys up north. His children and their families meant everything to him.
He was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church of Cicero.
He is survived by his wife of 46 years, Gail; two children: Ryan (Sarah) Radecki, Pulaski; Rhonda (Tom) Sandor, Suamico; five grandchildren: Tucker and Lauren Radecki, Logan, Ethan and Evan Sandor; two sisters-in-law, Diane Allbritton and Sally (Warren) Barclay.
Jim is preceded in death by his parents, step-mother, Catherine Radecki; two brothers, Tom and Dennis Radecki; mother-in-law and father-in-law, Edward and Mildred Moeller; two brothers-in-law, Gene Allbritton and Allen Moeller.
Friends may call at Muehl-Boettcher Funeral Home, Seymour on Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2018, from 4-8 p.m. and visitation will continue at Immanuel Lutheran Church, Cicero on Thursday, Sept. 27, 2018. from 9:30 a.m. until the service at 11 a.m. with Pastor Vicki Jens-Page officiating.
Online condolences may be expressed to Jim’s family at www.muehlboettcher.com
Family wishes to thank Fox River Davita in-home dialysis staff for all their care, especially Amber. Also, the staff at Bellin Hospital, Muehl-Boettcher Funeral Home and Unity Hospice.

Joan “Joanie” H. Johnson

Joan “Joanie” H. Johnson

Joan “Joanie” H. Johnson, age 85 of Seymour passed away peacefully on Sunday, Sept. 23, 2018, at Good Shepherd Nursing Home. She was born July 24, 1933, daughter of the late Martin and Ardena (Verbeten) Van Gompel.
Joan attended St John’s Nepomucene Catholic Church and graduated from St John’s School in Little Chute. She was united in marriage to Richard (Nig) Johnson on Sept. 15, 1953. Together they shared 41 years of loving years of marriage and working side by side in their business before he preceded her in death on Nov. 6, 1994.
On Sept. 15, 1962, Joan and Richard founded and operated Johnson’s Dairy and Restaurant in Seymour for 32 years. After Richard’s passing, she started a new career at Krabbe’s Kountry Klub doing odd jobs from cleaning to making pies for 20 years, she also enjoyed working 10 years at Humana in the cafeteria.
Joan was a difference maker for many lives in the community of Seymour dedicated to serving others, made friendships, lots of laughs, made memories and brought joy and comfort to all she met. She was an active member of St. John’s Catholic Church, Christian Mother’s Society and American Legion Auxiliary. “Life’s is only what you make of it” was her favorite saying and “Joan did it best.” Joan loved being at the cottage on White Potato Lake and was an avid Packer fan.
Joan had many different nicknames over the years which include: Joanie, Grandma Toot Toot, JJ and Tiny and etc. Joan was a loving wife of her “Nig” and mother to us all. She left her mark and legacy on her children, grandchildren, great grandchildren and Family and friends. She had a gift from God that her life did matter in what you do during your life time.
She is survived by her children: Rick (Terry) Johnson, Randy (Jeanne), Cheri (Steve) Krabbe, and Julie (Chad) Johnson; grandchildren: Andrea, Allison (Jon), Emily (John), Aaron, (Ashley), Sarah, (Kyle), Jared, (Megan), Brian, (Courtney), Amanda, (Jerame), Jessica, (Travis), Reid, and Jadyn and 18 great-grandchildren. She is further survived by a brother, Todd Van Gompel; sister, Sharen (Tom) Wolf; brother, Paul (Kathy) Van Gompel; sister-in-law, Lorraine Van Gompel and brother-in-law, Louis Vosters.
Joan was preceded in death by her siblings: Karen Van Gompel, Robert Van Gompel; Kathleen “Kat” Van Gompel; and sister-in-law, Dace Van Gompel. Her husband’s parents: Elmer & Martha; Nig’s siblings: Robert (Jane), Lillian (Stanley), Elizabeth (Orville), Joyce, Arlene (Nicky) and James (Eileen).
Joan’s family would like to extend their gratitude to the staff at Shepherd’s Inn and Good Shepherd Nursing home for their care and support.
Friends may call at St. John Catholic Church, Seymour, on Thursday, Sept/ 27, 2018, from 2 p.m. until the funeral mass at 6 p.m. with Fr. Brian Belongia and Deacon Rich Matuszak officiating. Muehl-Boettcher Funeral Home, Seymour, is assisting the family with arrangements. Online condolences to Joan’s family may be expressed at www.muehlboettcher.com. In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund has been established in Joan’s memory to be contributed to her favorite causes.
It all started with a kiss.

Beverly B. Rosenfeldt

Beverly B. Rosenfeldt

Beverly B. Rosenfeldt, 76, of Greenville passed away unexpectedly at their home on Saturday, Sept. 1, 2018. She was born in New London, WI on March 23, 1942, the daughter of the late Clifford and Loretta (Nitzske) Nelson.
On Sept. 14, 1963, she was united in marriage to Thomas Rosenfeldt in Clintonville, Wisconsin.
Bev’s greatest joy was being a wife, mother and homemaker. Her grandchildren were her pride and joy. She loved traveling with Tom, crafting cards, sewing, spending time with friends, and enjoying wildlife in the backyard. Bev and Tom were charter members of Shepherd of The Hills Lutheran Church in Greenville, Wisconsin.
Bev is survived by her husband, Tom; sons: Rick (Michelle) Rosenfeldt and Ryan (April) Rosenfeldt; grandchildren: Ryley, Mitchell (special friend Megan), Nicholas and Conner Rosenfeldt; brother, Russell (Marguerite) Nelson; brother-in-law, David (Sandy) Rosenfeldt, and numerous nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents and her mother-in-law and father-in-law, Edward and Linda Rosenfeldt.
Bev will be remembered as a gentle, caring person whose greatest love was her family.
Visitation will be held on Thursday, Sept. 6, 2018, from 4 -7 p.m. at Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church, Greenville. Funeral service will be on Friday, Sept. 7, 2018, at 11 a.m. with visitation from 9 a.m. until the time of service. Pastor Steve Kline will be officiating with Mark Peters assisting. Entombment will take place at Highland Memorial Park, Appleton. Online condolences may be expressed to Bev’s family at www.muehlboettcher.com.
The family would like to recognize and thank the Outagamie County 911 Dispatch Center, Outagamie County Coroner, Outagamie Sheriff’s Department, Muehl-Boettcher Funeral Home, Gold Cross Ambulance Service and the Greenville First Responders. Thank you for your kindness and support during this difficult time.
In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund has been established for Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church in Greenville. Wife, Mom, and Grandma, you will always be remembered and deeply missed because of all the special memories of the times we spent together. We THANK the Lord for taking you peacefully.
Love, Your Family

Roger Robert Hanson

Roger Robert Hanson

Roger Robert Hanson, 81, of Seymour, died on Monday morning, Aug. 27, 2018, at St. Vincent Hospital following heart surgery. He was born March 5, 1937, the son of the late Alfred and Catherine (Mueller) Hanson.
He grew up on a dairy farm in the Town of Almon and learned woodworking from his grandfather, a hobby he enjoyed in his retirement years.
Roger loved the Brewers, Packers, deer hunting, playing cards, and tending his flower gardens.
He married Judith Ann Barbara Hartleben on July 9, 1960, in Tigerton. They moved to Seymour in 1962.
Roger was employed at the local cheese factory near Bowler for seven years, was a member of the Wisconsin National Guard, the Red Arrow Unit for nine years, was called to active duty from 1961-1962 being stationed in Fort Lewis, Washington. He began a career at Appleton Coated Paper Company, working until his retirement in 1999.
Survivors include his wife of 58 years, Judy; his four children: Steve (Leslie) of White Lake; Tim (Bonnie) of Black Creek; Sue Ellen (Mike) Froehlich, Seymour; and Tina Hanson, Seymour; grandchildren: Danny, Sherri, Michael Jr., Robin, Dorothy, Brian, Kelly and Molly; eight great-grandchildren: Kaci, Allie, Lilly, Michelle, Michael, Jace, Rylyn and Veya. He is further survived by a sister, Annette (Armond) Schmidt, Caroline; sisters-in-law, Joann Leisgang, Jackie (Louie) Schmidt; brother-in-law, Jim (Rhonda) Hartleben.
Roger is preceded in death by his parents and in-laws, Roger and Dorothy Hartleben; and brother-in-law, Frank Leisgang.
Friends may call at St. John’s Catholic Church, Seymour on Thursday, Aug. 30, 2018, from 9:30 a.m. until the mass at 11:30 a.m. with Father Brian Belongia and Deacon Rich Matuszak officiating. Burial will take place in the parish cemetery.
Online condolences may be expressed to Roger’s family at www.muehlboettcher.com
Muehl-Boettcher Funeral Home, Seymour is assisting the family with arrangements.

Rose M. Doersch

Rose M. Doersch

Rose M. Doersch, 84, of Seymour passed away on Monday, Aug. 13, 2018, at Shepherd’s Inn in Seymour. She was born November of 1933, daughter of the late Leona Thyssen.
On July 20, 1957, she was united in marriage to Darrel L. Doersch in Seymour. He preceded her in death on Aug. 24, 2004.
Rose had worked as a bank teller at Valley Bank. She also worked on the family farm with her husband for many years. Rose was also a vital part of the Town of Osborn Fire Department as their dispatch service. She was an active member of Emmanuel Lutheran Church in Seymour.
She was an avid reader, was a member of the Homemakers Club, and a founding member of the Dairyland Snowmobile Club. Rose was most proud of being a homemaker, mother and grandmother.
Rose is survived by her children: Deb (Tim) Hofacker, Linda (Rick) Krause, Andy (Deb) Doersch, and Steve (Karen) Doersch; her grandchildren: Brianna (Patrick) Jenkins, Kasey (Garrett) Konkle, Corey (Lisa Rabe) Hofacker, Sarah (Jason) Dumas, Kristin (Ola) Shaw, Jenna Krause, Josh Krause, Kendall (Brad Simmons) Doersch, Zac Doersch, Michael (Marci) Doersch, Kayla Doersch, and Melissa Doersch; great-grandchildren: Ella and Maddie Doersch, and Kadence Shaw. She is further survived by brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law: Duane (Ginny) Doersch, Donald (Shirley) Doersch, James Doersch, Ken (Judy) Doersch, and Janice (Tom) Thompson.
In addition to her mother and husband, she was preceded in death by a sister-in-law, Judy Doersch.
Friends may call at Emmanuel Lutheran Church, Seymour, on Saturday, Aug. 18, 2018 from 9 a.m. until the funeral service at 11 a.m. with Pastor Vicki Jens-Page officiating. Burial will take place in the parish cemetery.
Online condolences may be expressed to Rose’s family at www.muehlboettcher.com
“Rose, Mom, and Grandma: You were a wonderful wife, mother, and grandmother. We are happy that you are home with Dad, dancing in heaven. We are forever grateful for your love and kindness.”
Special thanks to the staff at Shepherd’s Inn and Unity Hospice for your compassionate care.

Margaret “Maggie” Wagner

Margaret “Maggie” Wagner

Margaret “Maggie” Wagner, age 53, of Freedom passed away at Froedtert Memorial Hospital in Milwaukee on Aug. 8, 2018, after a brief and courageous battle with leukemia and pneumonia. She is survived by her beloved husband and best friend of 30-plus years, Jeff Wagner, and her two sons, Stephen and Sean Wagner.
She was born on June 25, 1965, daughter of the late Patrick and Cecilia (Collier) Geenen. Growing up in an Irish-Catholic home in Freedom, Wisconsin, blessed Maggie with a number of principles, the most important being the value of faith and family. Her passion for the two grew with each passing year and she made sure to instill those same values in the people who surrounded her each day.
Maggie was always one to offer support and advice to whomever asked and touched countless lives during her time here. She enjoyed the outdoors, traveling and simply spending time with family and friends. A firm believer that life was best spent enjoying the moment, Maggie chose to focus on and appreciate the things she had in life.
No matter the occasion, Maggie was known for bringing laughs, joy and her infectious smile wherever she went. She was always up for anything and enjoyed day trips with her family and friends to go rafting, play darts, try out her Irish luck in shake of the day, or simply go for a drive and explore. Regardless the occasion, if fun was to be had, Maggie was sure to bring it. She enjoyed cheering on her sons as they competed in track and cross-country throughout high school and college.
Maggie and Jeff have a love most of us strive for each day, but for them it came naturally. They became best friends from the moment they met and their love for each other only grew stronger over the 36 years they were together. Maggie’s wit and Jeff’s sense of humor made their love timeless and something that will live on forever.
Everyone was welcome at the Wagner household for fires, cards, or simply to talk. If you were ever in need, you could count on Maggie to be there to offer a shoulder, hug, or simply an ear to listen. Maggie’s vibrant personality was uplifting for everyone that knew her and something that was with her to the very end. She was able to find hope and comfort in even the bleakest situations and used her faith to guide her through.
Never one to complain, Maggie spent more time focused on loved ones than herself. Even in her final days, she was more concerned with how the people supporting her were holding up than her own well-being. If you have a favorite memory or story about Maggie, we would love to hear it – please feel free to reach out in any way.
Maggie also lives on through her five sisters, Patricia (Brian) Wickesberg; Mary (Dan) Gruper; Elizabeth Reavis; Alice (Todd) Rasmussen; Cecile Geenen; as well as a number of nieces and nephews: Mary Jo Wagner; Jacob and Jennifer Wickesberg; Katelin and Jacob Gruper; Megan and Dylan Reavis; Daemyen and Dominic Johnson.
Friends may call at Muehl-Boettcher Funeral Home, Seymour, on Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2018, from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Visitation will continue at St. Nicholas Catholic Church on Thursday, Aug. 16, 2018, from 9 a.m. until the funeral mass at 11 a.m. with Father Walter Stumpf officiating. Burial will take place in St. Nicholas Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund has been established in Maggie’s memory.

Lawrence H. Meulemans

Lawrence H. Meulemans

Lawrence H. Meulemans, 84, of Black Creek, passed away Thursday, Aug. 9, 2018, at his home surrounded by his family. He was born Dec. 5, 1933, son of the late Herman and Isabelle (Young) Meulemans. On April 30, 1955, he was united in marriage to Nancy Simon.
Lawrence moved to the Town of Cicero in 1933, where he farmed to this present day, while farming he also hauled can milk, bulk milk and collected antique tractors. He operated the family sawmill with help from his family. He worked for the Town of Cicero, logging, building barns, roofing, and general carpentry. He was a great mentor to his family.
Lawrence was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Black Creek.
He is survived by his wife, Nancy; children: John (Debbie) Meulemans, Ray (Heidi) Meulemans, Sue (special friend, Randy Huff) Kastning, Dan (Cindy) Meulemans, Ken Meulemans, Linda (Michael) Barclay, Dennis (Kris) Meulemans, Wayne (Pam) Meulemans, Barb (special friend, Dayne) Hess, Joe (Juli) Meulemans, Judy (Dan) Simpson; 34 grandchildren; 55 great-grandchildren; and one great-great grandchild; sister-in-law, Darlene Foster; and brother-in-law, Butch Simon.
Lawrence is preceded in death by his daughter-in-law, Nancy Meulemans; son-in-law, John Kastning; siblings: Marie (Lavern) Keenan, Ceclia (Roland) Paige and John Meulemans; mother-in-law and father-in-law, Fred and Armeda Simon; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law: Rose (Jim) Tonn, Meade (Jim) Recker, Shirley Simon, Paul Forster, Florence Simon and Rosemarie Simon.
Friends may call at Muehl-Boettcher Funeral Home, Seymour on Sunday, August 12, 2018, from 4-8 pm. Visitation will continue at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Black Creek on Monday, August 13, 2018 from 9:30 am until the funeral mass at 11:00 am with Father Theodore Hendricks officiating. Entombment will take place at Highland Memorial Park, Appleton. Online condolences to Lawrence’s family may be expressed at www.muehlboettcher.com.
Muehl-Boettcher Funeral Home, Seymour is assisting the family with arrangements.
In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund will be established for an Agriculture Scholarship in Lawrence Meulemans name.

Robert “Bob” Charles Anderson

Robert “Bob” Charles Anderson

Robert “Bob” Charles Anderson
On the early morning of July 19th, 2018, Robert Anderson, 79, passed away peacefully at his home in Seymour, Wisconsin, he was surrounded by his family.
Robert was born May 22, 1939 in Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin.
He graduated from Green Bay East High School in 1957. He married Janice (Schadrie) April 23, 1960 in De Pere, Wisconsin. They had been happily married for 55 years.
He worked in the paper industry for 30 years before retiring as a Purchasing Manager at Lachet Instruments, in Hartland, Wisconsin in 2002. Bob enjoyed his large family and cherished his time with them to the very end. He was a Green Bay Packer season ticket holder since 1960. In 1992, Bob became the “Boss” of the NASCAR Gang. He traveled to many race tracks to meet up with members. For many years he, his sons, sons-in-law and many friends would travel to the Michigan International Speedway for Father’s Day weekend.
Robert loved the outdoors whether it was puttering around the lake, tubing or fishing. He loved working on family history, compiled and written family trees and kept a daily Journal since 1981. One of his favorite projects was working on the diary “From Ahnapee to the Sea” which told the story of both of his Great Grandfathers who fought in the Civil War. He also enjoyed art and did illustrations for the Green Bay Press Gazette. He also enjoyed traveling and wintering with Janice in Arizona. They spent 12 winters at Pioneer Park in Anthem, AZ.
He is survived by his children: Barbara (Patrick) Widule, Cynthia (Brian) Minten, Lori (Lewis) Wagner, Keith (Roni) Anderson, Robert (Shelley) Anderson, Carol (John) Topp and Timothy (Debbie) Anderson; grandchildren; Robby and Matt Widule, Natasha Anderson, Natalia Rodriguez, Jordyn Frank, Brianna VanHaaster, Larrissa Wagner, Bryan Anderson, Corey Anderson, Brent LaDuke, Zach Anderson, Christopher and Cennah Anderson, Krista, Jamie and Kacey Topp, Cameron and Rachel Anderson. Robert is further survived by 13 great-grandchildren. He is further survived by his brothers and sisters: Peggy Balli, James (Patricia) Anderson, Betty Anderson, and Dale (Mary) Anderson and their children.
He is preceded in death by his loving wife Janice, his parents, Charles and Eileen Anderson, stepmother Joyce, sisters Sally McWashington, Patricia Anderson and a nephew Brian Timm.
Celebration of Robert’s life will be held at Immaculate Conception Parish, N5589 County Road E, De Pere, Wisconsin on Saturday, July 28, 2018 with Fr. John Chrysostom Katamba officiating. Visitation begins at 9:00 a.m. with Mass to follow at 11:00 a.m. Burial will be at Mount Calvary Catholic Cemetery, West De Pere, Wisconsin.
Online condolences may be expressed to Robert’s family at www.muehlboettcher.com.
Muehl-Boettcher Funeral Home, Seymour is assisting the family with arrangements.
The family would like to thank the staff at ThedaCare at Home Hospice, Deacon Bobby Doxtator and Muehl Boettcher Funeral Home.

Larry D. Schroeder

Larry D. Schroeder

Larry D. Schroeder, 77, of Oneida, passed away peacefully Friday morning, July 20, 2018, at his home surrounded by his family. He was born August 29, 1940, son of the late Frederick Sr. and Marie (Belongia) Schroeder.
He served in the US Marine Corp from 1960 to 1964 having served as an MP.
On June 27, 1964 he was united in marriage to Margaret Brocker.
He was a member of Zion Lutheran Church, Oneida.
Larry worked at the pallet factory in Black Creek and retired from the Oneida Casino.
He enjoyed playing cards with family and friends, loved to go fishing and the family hunting trips to Hazelhurst. The Packers and Brewers lost one of their biggest fans.
Larry was a very generous person with a big heart, lending a helping hand whenever he could. More than anything else, he loved his family and especially his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
He is survived by his wife, Margaret; daughter, Teresa (Pat) Ames; son, David (Jo Jo Koehler) Schroeder; grandchildren: James (Katie) Dobratz and Dylan Dobratz; great-grandchildren: Alex Graf, Madeline and Sophia Dobratz; siblings: Donna Shepard, Joanne (Roland) Gasser, William (Cindy) Schroeder, Dennis (Pat) Schroeder, Patricia (Lyle) Shepard, Catherine Rettler, Diane (David) Bunnell, Richard (Carol) Schroeder; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law: Kathy Schroeder, Arlene (Butch) Davis, Carl (Debbie) Brocker, Jill Brocker, William Van Boxtel, Melvin Brocker, and Carl Prilepp.
Larry is preceded in death by his sisters: Shirley (William) Siewert and infant sister, Beverly; brother, Frederick Schroeder; mother-in-law and father-in-law, Melvin and Angeline Brocker; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law: Josephine (Fred) Bailey, Barbara Van Boxtel, Donna Prilepp, Jacob (Kathy) Satterlee, Merton Shepard, Jim Rettler, and John Brocker.
Friends may call at Muehl-Boettcher Funeral Home, Seymour on Wednesday, July 25, 2018 from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm. Visitation will continue on Thursday, July 26, 2018 at Zion Lutheran Church, Oneida from 9:30 am until funeral services at 11:00 am with Rev. Mark Schumm officiating. Burial will take place in parish cemetery with military honors conducted by the Oneida VFW Post #7784.
Online condolences may be expressed to Larry’s family at www.muehlboettcher.com
Our family would like to thank the staff of Heartland Hospice, especially Larry’s “girls”, Jen and Heather.
You were such a kind, generous, and loving husband, father, and friend. We will miss you.

Karen Dalke

Karen Dalke

A lover of traveling, Karen had been to every continent besides Antarctica. By far, her favorite travel destination was the Little Book Cliff Mountains in Colorado. Karen was also linguistically gifted, fluent in several languages, including French and Spanish, and spoke Finnish, Dutch, Greek, as well as a few others. In her travels, Karen loved to immerse herself in learning about other cultures and spread joy wherever she went.
Ever the scholar, Karen received her bachelor’s degree in human development, her master’s in community human services, and a Ph. D in anthropology. For the last 20 years, Karen researched wild mustangs, turning her passions into a career, where she taught as a professor at UW-Green Bay in the Public and Environmental Affairs department. She was widely renowned as a scholar, receiving numerous awards for publications, photography and teaching. One of her photographs was even featured on the cover of Conquistador, a German quarterhorse magazine.
In addition to her work at the University, Karen was involved in many local organizations, including Cats Anonymous and the UW-Green Bay equestrian team. Before beginning her career in academia, Karen worked as a social worker, a marriage and family therapist, and ran the local crisis center. Karen was generous in her philanthropic work, giving to many animal-based organizations.
She is survived by her loving husband, Dan; her mother, Martha; and sister Kelly Loehe. She is further survived by numerous animals: her dog, Gustave; her horses, Mister, Cortez, Tejo, Bandita, Cosette, Delphi; her burro, Juanita; her chickens Tulip, Iris, Violet; duck, Lily; and her many cats. Karen will also be sorely missed by many close friends and colleagues, including her “adopted daughter” Katie Stilp, Lowell Hoeft, Harry and Marianne Wells, Keith Swett, Keith Thomas, Alex Everard, Kevin VanDenLangenberg, Jackie Luebke-Peutz, Marcelo Cruz, Lynda Birke, Miriam Adelman, Marty Felix, and Billie Hutchings.
She will be sorely missed by all she left behind, but as we all know, wherever she is, she will be “just
peachy.”
A private memorial celebration will take place to honor Karen.
Online condolences may be expressed to Karen’s family at www.muehlboettcher.com
Muehl-Boettcher Funeral Home, Seymour is assisting the family with arrangements.
Karen’s family would like to thank the staff at ThedaCare ICU for all their compassionate care.

Irene Schaumberg

Irene P. Schaumberg
Irene P. Schaumberg, 94, of Seymour passed away Wednesday, July 11, 2018, at Good Shepherd Nursing Home, Seymour. She was born on October 1, 1923, daughter of the late Charles and Ella (Loewenhagen) Court.
On August 28, 1948, she was united in marriage to George Schaumberg. He preceded her in death on December 25, 2005.
Irene was a lifelong member of Emmanuel Lutheran Church, Seymour, where she was a 50 year member of the choir.
She was a leader of the Wild Grove 4-H Club for 42 years and was involved with 4-H at the county level.
Irene is survived by her children: Carl (Diane) Schaumberg, Seymour; Christine (Charles) Warren, Weslaco, Texas; and Jon (Mary) Schaumberg, Seymour; grandchildren: Steve, Bill (Kelly), Carrie (Dan) Habeck, Nick (Jenny), Todd (Keely) and Adam (Chelsey); 15 great-grandchildren; special friend and cousin, Viola Moeller.
In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a sister and brother-in-law, Marcia (Wally) Jurgens; sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Marcella (Earl Sr.) Court.
am until services at 11:00 am with Pastor Natalie Kramer officiating. Burial will take place in the parish cemetery. Online condolences may be expressed to Irene’s family at www.muehlboettcher.com
Muehl-Boettcher Funeral Home, Seymour, is assisting the family with arrangements.
A special thank you to the staff at Forest Glen for the kind and wonderful care given to Irene.

Mary Ann (Brzozowski) Kaczrowski

Mary Ann (Brzozowski) Kaczrowski

Mary Ann (Brzozowski) Kaczrowski, 79, of Seymour, passed away Tuesday afternoon, June 26, 2018, at Country Villa Nursing Home, Pulaski. She was born May 30, 1939, daughter of the late Paul and Mary (Mroczkowski) Brzozowski. She was oldest of five children and grew up on a farm in Hofa Park.
Mary Ann graduated from Pulaski High School, and she worked at Rich’s Bakery in Appleton for 34 years retiring in 2002.
She was an active member of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, Seymour. She took pride in her faith, enjoyed being a greeter, helped fold bulletins and helped with funeral meals. Mary Ann enjoyed saying the Rosary in Freedom, traveling to Door County and spending her winters in Hawaii. She always looked forward to the Holidays, baking, and cooking.
Mary Ann is survived by her children: Douglas (Patty Linsmeyer) Kaczrowski, and their children: Courtney (Tim Nelson) and Corey (Jenny Vandehey); Wayne (Sue) Kaczrowski, and their children: Katie (Dan) Gesell, Taylor and Cole; great- grandchildren: Micah, Elias, and Levi Gesell; Dale Kaczrowski and his children: Zeke (Alyshia Rasmussen) and Ali (Al) Court; Lea Ann and her children: Rachael and Gavin; sisters: Gerri Green and Jane (Gary) LaCount; brother, Ron Brzozowski.
She is preceded in death by her sister, Sylvia (Eugene) Golonka and her brother-in-law, Roger Green.
Friends may call at Muehl-Boettcher Funeral Home, Seymour on Sunday, July 1, 2018, from 4:00-7:00 pm with a parish prayer service at 7:00 pm. Visitation will continue, on Monday, July 2, 2018, at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, Seymour from 9:30 am until the funeral mass at 11:00 am with Father Brian Belongia officiating. Entombment will take place in Allouez Catholic Mausoleum.
Online condolences may be expressed to Mary Ann’s family at www.muehlboettcher.com
We would like to extend a most sincere thank you to the staff of Country Villa, Pulaski and Unity Hospice for the wonderful care they gave to Mary Ann.

Donald (Don) F. Raymakers

Donald (Don) F. Raymakers

Donald (Don) F. Raymakers, 77, passed away on Tuesday, June 19, 2018 at Good Shepherd Nursing Home, surrounded by his family.
He was born September 3, 1940, son of the late John and Lorraine (Diedrich) Raymakers. He was a Pulaski graduate with the class of 1958.
Don married the former Delphine Tyczkowski on October 1, 1960, at St. Stanislaus Catholic Church in Hofa Park. He has been a member of St. John’s Catholic Church in Seymour for many years.
Don started his career at Gustman’s in Seymour in 1961 as a mechanic and worked himself up to the Parts and Service Manager where he worked for 25 years. During this time, he also worked part-time as an Auxiliary police officer, which lead him to his next career as the Chief of Police of Seymour. He held this position from 1985 until his retire (Donment in 2006.
Don enjoyed being active in boating, traveling, lawn manicuring, and especially spending time and doing projects with his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Don is survived by his wife, Delphine; children: Dale (Beth) Raymakers, Todd (Kathy) Raymakers, Jean (Dale) Katch, Julie (Wayne) Ulmen; grandchildren: Keely (Todd) Schaumberg, Kyle (Katie) Katch, Sam Raymakers, Brittney Raymakers, Larissa Ulmen, Aubree Ulmen; great-grandchildren, Isabella, Noah, and Jack Schaumberg and Kendall and Tucker Katch; step-grandchildren: Phillip Mestrich, Kiersten Peterson, Kallie Peterson and Josh Peterson. Further survived by his siblings: Joyce Runge, Robert (special friend, Rita) Raymakers, Carol (Don) Staszak, Gary (Ellen)Raymakers, Bill (Sharon) Raymakers, Judy (Joe) McNeill and Bruce (Marie) Raymakers; brother-in-law, Ervin (Nancy) Tyczkowski; and sister-in-law, Bernice (Joseph) Rychwalski.
In addition to his parents, John and Lorraine, he was preceded in death by his in-laws, Julius and Veronica Tyczkowski; brothers-in-law, Julian Tyczkowski and Robert Runge; sister-in-law Marge Tyczkowski.
Friends may call at St. John Catholic Church, Seymour, on Friday, June 22, 2018 from 2:00 pm until the funeral mass at 6:00 pm with Fr. Brian Belongia and Deacon Rich Matuszak officiating. Burial will take place in the parish cemetery. Online condolences to Don’s family may be expressed at www.muehlboettcher.com
Muehl-Boettcher Funeral Home, Seymour is assisting the family with arrangements.
In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may be expressed in his memory to the National Stroke Association and the American Cancer Society.
Special thanks to everyone at Good Shepherd Nursing Home for the wonderful care given to Don and his family and to the Muehl-Boettcher Funeral Home for their assistance during this difficult time.
Dad though you will be greatly missed, our hearts are happy you are finally free to walk and talk once again.

Lowell O. Thomas

Lowell O. Thomas

Lowell O. Thomas, age 90, of Seymour passed away on Saturday, June 16, 2018 at Good Shepherd Nursing Home in Seymour. He was born May 20, 1928, a son of the late William and Muriel (Pelon) Thomas.
Lowell attended Washington High School. He in enlisted in the US Navy at age 17 and served aboard the USS Wisconsin from 1946-1947 and was Honorably discharged from the Navy Reserves in March 1953.
Lowell was an officer with the Two Rivers Police Department from 1952-1962. He later moved to northern California, where he was employed as Maintenance Director for various apartments and nursing homes.
He met his wife in Walnut Creek, CA and they were married on May 20, 1984. He and his wife, Dorothy, moved back to Wisconsin in 2004.
Lowell was a Life Member of the Krause-Kraft-Mueller American Legion Post #106 in Seymour.
He was an avid Packers and Brewers fan, enjoyed golfing and bowling.
He is survived by his wife, Dorothy; children: Terry, Linda, and Steve Thomas; step-children: Kristin (John) Leary and Elizabeth Heffern; grandson, Chris (Bev) Thomas; great-granddaughters: Kennedy and Lexi. He leaves one surviving brother, Frances Thomas; and his “adopted” daughter Teri Buck and family; many nieces and nephews.
Friends may call at St. John Catholic Church, Seymour, on Monday, June 25, 2018 from 10:00 am until the funeral mass at 11:00 am with Fr. Brian Belongia and Deacon Rich Matuszak officiating. Interment will take place at St. Peter Catholic Cemetery in Two Rivers.
American Legion Post 106 will be conducting military honors.
Online condolences may be expressed to Lowell’s family at www.muehlboettcher.com
Muehl-Boettcher Funeral Home, Seymour is assisting the family with arrangements.

He will be missed by those who knew him.

Donald A Nettekoven

Donald A. Nettekoven

Donald A. Nettekoven, 89, of Nichols, passed away Wednesday, June 13, 2018 at his home with his family by his side. He was born April 19, 1929, son of the late Arnold and Irma (Schmaling) Nettekoven.
On August 16, 1950 he was united in marriage to Caroline John. She preceded him in death on November 22, 2014.
Don farmed for many years before starting a career at Appleton Papers. Following retirement Don and Caroline moved to Land O’Lakes prior to moving to Nichols in 2005.
He is survived by his children: Jeff (Margie) Nettekoven, Seymour; Alan (Kim) Nettekoven, Appleton; Debbie (John) Meulemans, Nichols; eight grandchildren: Mike, Tammy, Andrew (Amanda), Alex (Becca), Zachary and Jared (Chelsea) Nettekoven, Jason (Becky) and Peter (Amanda) Meulemans; nine great-grandchildren: Brandon, Drew Ann, Tynne, Dylan, Brianna, Finleigh, Kashton, Mackenzie, and Hailey; brothers and sisters: Arnold Nettekoven, Ronald (Mary Ann) Nettekoven, Reinhold Nettekoven, Shirley Anderson, Betty (Norb) Kussow, and Donna (Jim) Seidl; sisters-in-law: Jean Nettekoven, Margaret (Jerome) Wichman, Lucille Wichman, and Rosemary John; special god child Eva Nettekoven; numerous nieces and nephews.
Donald was preceded in death by a son, Michal; brother, Robert; and an infant brother.
As per Don’s wishes, a private family service was held. Entombment took place at Highland Memorial Park, Appleton. Online condolences may be expressed to Donald’s family at www.muehlboettcher.com
Happy Father’s Day, Dad. You are with mom and Michal…your wish came true.

Mary Krabbe

Mary Krabbe

Mary Ellen Krabbe, 86, of Seymour, passed away Wednesday, June 13, 2018 at Meadow Wood Assisted Living, Seymour. She was born August 20, 1931, daughter of the late, Leo and Ruth (Saylor) Coakley. On April 19, 1952, she was united in marriage to Donald Krabbe. He preceded her in death on February 12, 2005.
Mary was an active member of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, Seymour.
After having eight children, Mary graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay. Mary held the distinction of being in the first graduating class from UWGB. After her ninth child, Mary graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh with her Master’s in Reading Education.
Mary taught in the Shiocton School District at the elementary and middle school grade levels for twenty-plus years before retiring for the first time. Her retirement enjoyment saw Mary own and operate her business, The Krabbe Reader—Bookstore and Yarn Shop in Seymour for over twenty years until her second retirement in 2017.
Mary enjoyed reading, knitting, travelling. She further enjoyed her hobby farm activities—goats, chickens, sheep. Mary had a soft spot in her heart for rescuing dogs and cats.
She is survived by her children: Catherine (Larry) Estenson, Whitehall, WI; Victoria (Tom) Wagner, Shiocton; Ellen Krabbe, New London; Jean (Richard) Mc Sherry, Appleton; Steven (Cheri) Krabbe, Seymour; Margaret Krabbe, North Palm Beach, FL; and Peter (Stephanie) Krabbe, Seymour; 18 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; sisters, Ruth Forster and Patricia (Dean) Heinz; brother: Leo (Betty) Coakley.
Mary is preceded in death by her son, James Krabbe; daughter, Elizabeth Pelky; and brothers, Richard Coakley and Bob Coakley.
Friends may call at St. John Catholic Church, Seymour on Wednesday, June 27, 2018, from 2:00 pm until the funeral mass at 6:00 pm with Father Brian Belongia officiating.
Online condolences may be expressed to Mary’s family at www.muehlboettcher.com
Muehl-Boettcher Funeral Home, Seymour is assisting the family with arrangements.

Ted Van De Yacht

Ted Van De Yacht

Theodore M. Van De Yacht, Jr., 93, passed away peacefully on June 9, 2018, with his family at his side. He was born November 11, 1924 to the late Theodore G. Van De Yacht, Sr. and Frances (Klein) Van De Yacht. On May 17, 1952, he married the former Lillian Borlik at St. Stanislaus Catholic Church, Hofa Park.

Ted was a lifelong parishioner of St. Sebastian Catholic Church, Isaar where he started out as a mass server, was an usher, member of the council and building committee, and was a trustee. He was a career salesman starting at Garrity Implement, Green Bay and retired from Kuehne Implement, Seymour. He received many sales achievement awards from Allis Chalmers and Owattona Mfg. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus, Catholic Knights and former member of the Seymour Lions Club.

He was an outdoorsman and especially liked to turkey and pheasant hunt with his sons and grandchildren, spent many years deer hunting at Long Lake, big game hunting out west and fishing in Canada. He was lucky to have traveled to most of the states, most of which were done camping with his family and friends. He spent several winters in Arizona as well as vacations to Jamaica, Cancun and Nova Scotia. He enjoyed to golf, snowmobiling and was an avid Packers fan. He started watching the Packers at East Stadium and was a ticket holder at Lambeau Field. He attended the famous Ice Bowl and took a train trip from Green Bay to Chicago to watch the oldest rivalry in football history. You could always find him in his happy place working in his shop or telling a joke.

He enjoyed spending time with his family whom he was proud of their accomplishments and was thrilled to be a grandpa and great-grandfather.

Ted is survived by his wife Lillian of 66 years and four children: Mike (Janice) Van De Yacht, Mary (Roger) Smits, Jerry Van De Yacht, and Janice (Ken) Garbowicz. He is further survived by six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren: Traci (Major Nick) Scotch and their son, Mason; Thomas (Holly) Van De Yacht and their son, Rhett; Willie (friend Kayla) Van De Yacht; Abby (Brandon) Yaeger and their daughter, Stella; Sarah (Phil) Robinson and their daughter, Delia; and Ryan Smits.

He is further survived by a sister, Veronica Van Boxtel; sister-in-law, Marilyn (David) Hallada; many nieces, nephews, and friends.

Ted was preceded in death by his brothers: Leo, Edward, Bernard, and Norbert; sister, Rosella; and infant twin siblings.

Visitation will be at Muehl-Boettcher Funeral Home, Seymour, on Thursday, June 14, 2018 from 4:00 pm until 8:00 pm with a parish prayer service at 7:30 pm. Visitation will continue at St. Sebastian Catholic Church, Isaar, on Friday, June 15, 2018 from 9:00 am until the funeral mass at 11:00 am with Fr. Brian Belongia and Deacon Rich Matuszak officiating. Entombment will take place at Allouez Catholic Chapel Mausoleum, Green Bay.

In lieu of flowers a memorial fund has been established in Ted’s memory.

Online condolences may be expressed to Ted’s family at www.muehlboettcher.com

Our family would like to extend a heartfelt thanks to Fr. Brian and Deacon Rich for their visits and spiritual support. We also would like to thank the staff at Good Shepherd Nursing Home and Unity Hospice for the kind and loving care given to our Dad. Special thanks to neighbors Dean and Pat Ullmer for their care and friendship over the years.

Doris Kropp

Doris Kropp

Doris J. Kropp, 74, of Seymour passed away on Sunday, May 27, 2018 with her family by her side. She was born October 1, 1943, daughter of the late Robert and Leona (Pennenberg) De Ruyter.

On August 6, 1966 she was united in marriage to Gary Kropp at St. Sebastian Catholic Church in Isaar. He preceded her in death on October 2, 2015.

Doris and Gary farmed together in the Town of Seymour for many years, and also operated a seed dealership.

She was the hardest working person that any of the family knew. Working was considered her hobby. More importantly than anything else, she loved her family and enjoyed attending the grandchildren’s activities.

Doris is survived by her daughters: Jodi (Jim) Soltvedt, Seymour; Julie (special friend Chad) Hintz, Seymour; grandchildren: Zac (special friend Amber) Soltvedt, Nathan Soltvedt, Derek Hintz and McKenzie Hintz; sisters and brothers: Bonnie Laskowski, Beverly (Milton) Krause, Richard (Sherry) De Ruyter, all of Seymour, Daniel De Ruyter, Green Bay; Ronald (Janelle) De Ruyter, Oneida; sister-in-law, Germaine (Richard) Hock; brother-in-law, Don (Cindy) Kropp.
Further survived by her four-legged children: Cocoa and Mufassa. Also survived by many special Godchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by her daughter, Mary; son-in-law, Terry Hintz; brother, Kenneth (Mary) De Ruyter; sister, Joy Danforth; mother-in-law and father-in-law, Lloyd and Verona Kropp; brother-in-law, Ron Laskowski; nephew, John Krause.

Friends may call at Muehl-Boettcher Funeral Home, Seymour, on Wednesday, May 30, 2018 from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm with a parish prayer service at 7:30 pm. Visitation will continue on Thursday, May 31, 2018 at St. Sebastian Catholic Church, Isaar, from 9:00 am until the funeral mass at 11:00 am with Fr. Brian Belongia and Deacon Rich Matuszak officiating. Burial will take place in the parish cemetery.

Expressions of sympathy other than flowers can be expressed as memorials the family can distribute to Doris’s favorite causes.

Online condolences may be expressed to Doris’s family at www.muehlboettcher.com

Special thanks to Amber, Jennifer, and staff at Heartland Hospice for the wonderful care given to Doris.

Marge Gardner

Marge Gardner

Marge E. Gardner, 93, of Seymour, passed away Tuesday, May 29, 2018, at Good Shepherd Nursing Home, Seymour.

She was born December 11, 1924, daughter of the late Ferdinand and Catherine (Dominowski) Fischer, in the Town of Cicero.
Marge graduated from Seymour High School.
She was a member of New Life Methodist Church, Seymour.

On August 26, 1944, she was united in marriage to Fenton Gardner at the First Methodist Church in Appleton by Pastor J. Raymond Chadwick. He preceded her in death in August 1990. They farmed on the Gardner Homestead when it became a Century Farm and was in the Gardner Family for well over 100 years. Marge was employed by the Seymour Community High School for over 34 years.

Marge is survived by her three children: Barbara (Robert) Ebeling, Plainfield, IL; Don (Allie) Gardner, Seymour; Margo (Brian) Sherren, St. Germain; grandchildren: Paul (Jodi) Gardner, Seymour; Sara (Philip) Stern, Bonduel; Tracy (Jeffery) Luczak, Seymour; Molly Gardner (fiancé, Bryan Benson), Cadillac, MI; Ian (Cristin) Sherren, Madison; Ann (Alan) Amundson, Milwaukee; great-grandchildren: Hannah Gardner, Avah Gardner, Olivia Gardner and Alex Gardner, Seymour; Riley and Luke Stern, Bonduel; Jacob and Brooke Luczak, Seymour; great-great-grandchildren: Kathryn, Ellody, Max Amundson, Milwaukee; and many nieces and nephews.

She is preceded in death by her brothers: Raymond, Rudolph, Roy and Elmer; nephews, Bill Fischer and Richard Fischer; mother-in-law and father-in-law, Mattie and Emory Gardner; brothers-in-law: Ralph (Geraldine) Gardner, Maynard (Arlane) Gardner and Roger (Jeanette) Gardner; niece, Nancy Fischer Shilhabel.

Friends may call at New Life United Methodist Church, Seymour on Friday, June 8, 2018, from 3:00 pm until the services at 5:00 pm. Burial will take place in Highland Memorial Park, Appleton. Online condolences may be expressed to Marge’s family at www.muehboettcher.com

Muehl-Boettcher Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.
A special thank you to the staff at Good Shepherd Home, Unity Hospice and Muehl-Boettcher Funeral Home for all your care and concern.

Aletha Buchmann

Aletha Buchmann

Aletha M. Buchmann, 93, of Seymour, passed away Friday, May 18, 2018, at Allouez Parkside Village Assisted Living in Green Bay. She was born August 22, 1924, daughter of the late Albert and Edna (Ruberg) Krahn. On March 8, 1944, she was united in marriage to Norman Buchmann, who preceded her in death August 13, 2001. In September of 1946, Norm and Aletha bought a farm in the Town of Osborn and moved to Seymour in the spring of 1947. Aletha was very active in the farming community, including acting as a leader for the Wild Grove 4-H Club.

Aletha was a member of Emmanuel Lutheran Church, Seymour, and a former choir member.

She enjoyed farming and raised German shepherds and Persian cats. Her greatest joy was found in the land and her friends and neighbors in the Osborn farming community.
She is survived by her son, William; grandchildren: Rebecca Buchmann, Beau (Amy) Buchmann and Brandon (Elizabeth) Buchmann; great-grandchildren: Bella, Grayson, and Brayden; former daughter-in-law, Lyn; and niece Nancy (Krahn) Claeson.

Aletha is preceded in death by her son Ron, and one brother, Lavern “Bud” Krahn and sister-in-law Marcella Krahn.

Friends may call at Emmanuel Lutheran Church, Seymour on Friday, May 25, 2018, from 10:00 am until services at noon with Pastor Roland Lindeman officiating. Burial will take place in the parish cemetery. Online condolences may be expressed to Aletha’s family at www.muehlboettcher.com

Muehl-Boettcher Funeral Home, Seymour is assisting the family with arrangements.
Thank you to the staff of Allouez Parkside Village for all your care and concern and Muehl-Boettcher Funeral Home for assisting us. We extend a special thank you to Aletha’s friends and neighbors who helped her in so many ways stay on the farm for so many years.

Bob Daoust

Bob Daoust

Robert “Bob” J. Daoust, 74, of Seymour, passed away Sunday, May 20, 2018 at his home surrounded by his family after a courageous battle with lung cancer. He was born July 3, 1943, son of the late Joseph and Geneva (Rentmeester) Daoust. On May 23, 1970, he was united in marriage to Grace Ann Schaumberg. The couple would have celebrated their 48th wedding anniversary on May 23rd.

He was a member of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, Seymour.

Bob attended St. Joseph Catholic Grade School and was a 1961 graduate of Seymour High School. He worked at Mielke Pontiac for 40 years and Gustmans Automotive for 12 years. Bob enjoyed woodworking, fishing, Seymour Stompers Car Club, traveling, hunting with his beagles, watching baseball and football, and listening to “True” country music.
He is survived by his wife Grace; daughters: Sara (Michael) Sickels, Dana (James) Racine; grandchildren: Tyler Sickels (fiancée, Erica Polar), Caden and, Audin Racine; two sisters: Ruth (Eugene) Kobriger, Mildred Sherwood; one brother, Eugene Daoust; brother-in-law, Gerald Lietermann; mother-in-law, Gladys Schaumberg; in-laws: Gary (Becky) Schaumberg, Karen Schmit, Scott (Sarah) Schaumberg, Sue Schaumberg; Godchildren: Laurie Eiting, Philip Daoust, Joseph Kobriger and Cheri Ledvina; nieces and nephews.

Bob is preceded in death by an infant daughter, Vicki; sister, Helen Lietermann; father-in-law, Gerald Schaumberg; brothers-in-law: Douglas, Bruce, Gregory Schaumberg and Michael Schmit.

Friends may call at Muehl-Boettcher Funeral Home, Seymour on Wednesday, May 23, 2018 from 4-8 pm with a prayer service at 8:00 pm. Visitation will continue, on Thursday, May 24, 2018, at St. John Catholic Church from 9:30 am until the funeral mass at 11:00 am with Father Brian Belongia officiating. Burial will take place in the parish cemetery. Online condolences may be expressed for Robert’s family at www.muehlboettcher.com.

Joan Theresa Gritt (Wagner)

Joan Theresa Gritt

Joan Theresa Gritt (Wagner) age 84 died peacefully Wednesday, May16, 2018, at 11:30 pm at Cedar Community Senior Living Center West Bend, Wisconsin. Joan T. Gritt was born June 7, 1933, in Indianapolis, Indiana to Arthur and Zelpha Gritt.

The Gritt family purchased a farm in Black Creek, Wisconsin and moved their nine children there. Joan attended Shiocton High School and Stout University earning a B.A. in Home Economics. That is where she met her future husband William Jerome Wagner of Green Bay Wisconsin. They had three sons William Michael Wagner (Mike), Mark Allen Wagner (Mark), and Robert Martin Wagner (Marty). Bill and Joan Wagner moved their family to Big Cedar Lake where the boys attended the Slinger School System.

Joan furthered her education at the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee earning a Masters Degree in Educational Administration. She worked at Shorewood High School, Pewaukee High School and Oconomowoc High School in the Guidance Department.

Joan enjoyed her summers on the lake boating and watching the boys waterski. Joan had a love for the water and Coca-Cola which she was rarely without. Joan also enjoyed spending time with family and singing in the Choir at church. She later bought a home in Port St. Lucie, Florida where she continued to teach and earned a P.H.D. in Psychology from California Coast University. She also acted as caregiver to her father and mother before their passing. She enjoyed tending to her flowers and spending time in her pool or on the beach.

She is survived by her sons: Mike (Jan) Wagner and Mark (Kristi) Wagner; grandsons:
Zachary, Trevon and Marty (Connie) Wagner; siblings: George (Carolyn) Gritt, Jeanne O’Hara, David (Betty) Gritt and Thomas (Sue) Gritt; sister-in-law, Betty Gritt.

Joan is preceded in death by her parents, Arthur and Zelpha; sister, Mary Gritt Lashbrook; brothers: Joseph Gritt, Bob Gritt, and Bill Gritt.

A Memorial Service is pending at St. Mary Catholic Church in Black Creek, Wisconsin.

The family would especially like to thank the staff of Cedar Community for the excellent care they provided over the past 11 years.

Online condolences may be expressed for Joan’s family at www.muehlboettcher.com

Muehl-Boettcher Funeral Home, Seymour is assisting the family with arrangements.

Irene Smith

Irene Smith

Irene H. (Ambrosius) Smith, 98, of Seymour, passed away Wednesday, May 16, 2018 at Meadow Wood Assisted Living in Seymour. She was born January 11, 1920, daughter of the late Albert and Mary (Rentmeester) Ambrosius. On November 24, 1938, she was united in marriage to Ruben George Smith at Immaculate Conception Church. He preceded her in death December 10, 1970.

Irene was in the very first adult choir, at St. Nicholas Church in Freedom which started in 1939 and is still an honorable member. She sang for most of the weddings from 1940-1970 and sang on the radio stations WABY and WTAQ for the Noon Show. Alice and Irene also had personal appearances with the “Farm Hands” at many dance halls.
She was also a member of the Enna Memorial Choir, a charter member of the Fenton Art Glass Collectors of America, Fenton Finders of Wisconsin, and her golf group.
She is survived by her sons: James (Shyla) Smith and Thomas (Trudy) Smith; grandchildren: Randy (Connie) Smith, Mike (Julie) Smith, David (Gretchen) Smith, Trista (Jared) Dauk, Drs. Tara (Brian) Mullen and Tamsyn (Dave) Pequet; great-grandchildren: Jerrett, Jameson, Trevor, Katie, Holly, Hope, Trentin, Aidan, Keaton, Sage, Nathan, Sienna, Ella and Gavin; siblings: Patricia Deering, Kaukauna; Mary Lou (Bernie) Van Dreel, and Robert Ambrosius.

Irene is preceded in death by a grandson, Bryan James Smith; sisters, Alice Daul and Mildred Kleuskins; brother, James Ambrosius; brothers-in-law and sister-in-law: Bob Deering, Don Kleuskins, Joe Daul, Bill Linskins, Monie Ambrosius and Geneva Ambrosius.
Friends may call at St. Nicholas Catholic Church, Freedom on Monday, May 21, 2018, from 9:30 am until the funeral mass at 12 Noon with Father Walter Stumpf officiating. Burial will take place in the parish cemetery. Online condolences may be expressed to Irene’s family at www.muehlboettcher.com

Muehl-Boettcher Funeral Home, Seymour is assisting the family with arrangements.

Dennis R. Cheslock

Denns R. Cheslock

Dennis R. Cheslock, 73, of Seymour, passed away Wednesday, May 9, 2018, at his home surrounded by his family. He was born December 7, 1944, son of the Roman and Arline (Bishop) Cheslock.

He graduated from Seymour High School in 1963. Following graduation, Dennis served in the US Air Force for 22 years as a jet mechanic, having served two tours in the Vietnam war. He was a member of American Legion Post #106 in Seymour.

On December 27, 1971 he was united in marriage to Urai Chanpratien in Thailand.

He enjoyed riding his Harley’s, taking many motorcycle trips with Urai.

Dennis is survived by his wife, Urai; daughters: Linda Wendorff, Judy Sanders, and Arline (Mike) Thiel; father, Roman; siblings: Wayne (Lynn) Cheslock, Linda Diemel, and Michael Cheslock; 13 grandchildren; and 1 great-grandson. Also survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives, and many friends.

He is preceded in death by his daughter, Pauline; mother, Arline; and infant bother, Randy.

Friends may call at Muehl-Boettcher Funeral Home, Seymour on Monday, May 14, 2018 from 4:00 pm until the funeral service at 7:00 pm with Deacon Rich Matuszak officiating.

Burial will take place in Elm Lawn Cemetery. Online condolences may be expressed to Dennis’s family at www.muehlboettcher.com.

Special thanks to Unity Hospice for the wonderful care given to our husband and father.

Judy Lynn Ludack

Judy Lynn Ludack

Judy Lynn Ludack, 59, of Seymour, passed away Wednesday morning, May 9, 2018, at Bellin Hospital.
She was born July 27, 1958, daughter of John and Cecilia (Pankratz) Abel.

On August 2, 1980, she was united in marriage to John Ludack.

Judy was employed with Humana prior to this Shopko Seymour and Bellin Health in Howard.
She is survived by her husband, John; children: Jenny Ludack and, John R. (fiancée Katherine) Ludack; parents, John and Cecilia Abel; one brother, Gary (Christine) Abel.

Friends may call at Muehl-Boettcher Funeral Home, Seymour on Saturday, May 12, 2018, from 12 noon until services at 2:00 pm.

Online condolences may be expressed to Judy’s family at www.muehlboettcher.com

Agnes R. Samson

Agnes R. Samson

Agnes R. Samson, 96, passed away Tuesday morning, May 1, 2018, at Good Shepherd Nursing Home in Seymour. She was born December 21, 1921, daughter of the Antone and Mary (Henn) Wenninger.

On May 14, 1941, she was united in marriage to Hugh Samson. He preceded her in death on November 18, 2009.

She was a member of St. Sebastian Catholic Church in Isaar.

Agnes is survived by her daughter, Carol Kieff; grandsons: Jason (Rebecca) Samson and Rance (Debra) Scharp; 2 great-grandchildren, Kaitlyn Lesperance and Andrew Samson; great-great-grandson, Liam Lesperance. She is further survived by nieces and nephews.

She is preceded in death by a son, Allen; grandson, Bryan; and son-in-law Richard Kieff; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law.

Friends may call at St. Sebastian Catholic Church, Isaar, on Friday, May 4, 2018, from 9:00 am until Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00 am with Father Brian Belongia officiating. Burial will take place in the parish cemetery. Muehl-Boettcher Funeral Home, Seymour is assisting the family with arrangements.

Online condolences may be expressed for Agnes’s family at www.muehlboettcher.com.

Mrs. Marlene (Gerald) Baehler

Mrs. Marlene (Gerald) Baehler

Mrs. Marlene (Gerald) Baehler, 81, of Seymour passed away on Saturday, April 21, 2018 at St. Mary’s Hospital in Green Bay. She was born July 27, 1936 in Rose Lawn, WI daughter of Emil and Elda (Moeller) Goerl. Both parents and two brothers, Eugene and Dallas Goerl, preceded her in death.
Marlene was married to Gerald Baehler on June 16, 1956. Gerald died in December, 2012.
Marlene was a hard-working farm wife and mother of six children. She was a member of Emmanuel Lutheran Church in Seymour.
She was an avid gardener of both flowers and vegetables. In addition to her children, Marlene was a mother to birds and animals. She loved feeding and caring for her own pets and her grand-pets, and she was famous for her chocolate chip cookies.
She is survived by her children: Steve (Judy) Baehler, Debbie (Jim) Cherney, Donna (Bill) Oberhardt, Cheryl (Tom) Losinski, Glen (Tracey) Baehler, and Pat Baehler; grandchildren: Misty (Tommy), Ryan (Heidi), Jess, Sarah (Chance), Adam, Marla, Thomas, Joel, Stephen, Amelia, and Kendra; great-grandchildren: Jax, Aida, Carter, Aja, Alec, Gage, and Clark; and her brother, Gerald Goerl.
Friends may call at Muehl-Boettcher Funeral Home, Seymour, on Friday, April 27 from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm. Visitation will continue on Saturday, April 28 from 2:30pm until the funeral service at 3pm at Emmanuel Lutheran Church, 349 N. Main in Seymour with Pastor Roland Lindeman officiating. Burial will take place at Emmanuel Lutheran Cemetery, Seymour.
Online condolences may be expressed to Marlene’s family at www.muehlboettcher.com

Silva “Dolly” Bloedorn

Silva “Dolly” Bloedorn


Silva “Dolly” Bloedorn, age 88, of Seymour, passed away peacefully on Tuesday afternoon, April 17, 2018, at St. Mary’s Hospital with family by her side. She was born November 26, 1929.
She was united in marriage to the late Willis Bloedorn on June 10, 1950, at St. Paul’s Methodist Church, Seymour. Dolly was a member of New Life United Methodist Church, Seymour.
She retired from Huettl Bus Company after 35 years of service.
She is survived by her five sons: Bob Bloedorn, Rick (Wendy) Bloedorn, Terry (Marcia) Bloedorn, Gary (Beth) Bloedorn, Dan (Wendy) Bloedorn; her four daughters: Joan (Tony) Sweeney, Bonnie (Tom) Wagner, Mary (Tim) Collar, and Julie Bloedorn; daughter-in-law, Vicky Bloedorn; 28 grandchildren; 45 great-grandchildren; 1 great-great-grandchild; sister, Barb (Melvin) Barclay; brother, Norman (Dorothy) Reitz; brother-in-law, Don Fries; and sister-in-law, Dolores Reitz.
Dolly is preceded in death by her parents; two sons: Todd and William (Jean) Bloedorn; grandsons, Bryan and Ross Bloedorn; sisters: Dorothy, Marge, Adeline, and Lois; brothers: Donald and Bert.
Friends may call at New Life United Methodist Church, Seymour on Monday, April 23, 2018, from 9:00 am until services at 11:00 am with Pastor Mark Klaisner officiating. Burial will take place in Cicero United Methodist Cemetery.
Online condolences may be expressed to Dolly’s family at www.muehlboettcher.com.
Muehl-Boettcher Funeral Home, Seymour is assisting the family with arrangements.
The family wishes to thank the staff at St. Mary’s Hospital for their care and concern.

James E. Dean

James E. Dean, 58, died April 10, 2018 at his residence in the Town of Lessor. James was born June 20, 1959 to Frank and Sandra Dean. James is survived by his parents, brothers Steve, Kevin, and Jeff (Julie), their children Kelsey and Eli. James is further survived by stepsisters Robin (Larry) Peeters their children Ashley and Michel and Traci (Jodi) Crocker and their children Nichole and Johnna. James is also survived by an uncle Wayne Lemerond and two cousins Dale Lemerond and Larry Lemerond.
James was avid hunter, fisherman, and gardener. James was an instructor in martial arts for over 30 years, achieving the level of 2nd level black belt.
The rite of cremation was afforded to James, per his request. Following James’ wishes, private family services will be held at a later date.
Online condolences can be expressed to the family at www.muehlboettcher.com
Muehl-Boettcher Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.

Bradly Steve Denis

Bradly Steve Denis

Bradly Steve Denis, 49, of Pulaski and formerly of Seymour, passed away Sunday, April 15, 2018, at St. Vincent Hospital.
He was born January 11, 1969, son of the late Ernest Denis and Rosemary (Wuellner) Daniels. On August 20, 2005 he was united in marriage to Christina Keune at Emmanuel Lutheran Church, Seymour.
He enjoyed hunting, fishing, and spending time with his family.
Brad is survived by his wife, Christina; siblings: Debra (Tony) Estal, Scott Denis, Kim (Mike) Hines, Michelle Morado, Heidi (Augustine) Cono, and Chad Denis; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Robert and Jean Keune; in-laws: Jon (Tzu-Lun Tsai) Keune, Amy (Sean) Smith, and Paul (Diane) Keune. He is further survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives, and many friends.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother-in-law, Dionicio Morado.
Friends may call at Emmanuel Lutheran Church, Seymour on Saturday, April 28, 2018, from 9:00 am until the memorial service at 11:00 am with Pastor Roland Lindeman officiating.
Muehl-Boettcher Funeral Home, Seymour is assisting the family with arrangements.
Online condolences may be expressed to Bradly’s family at www.muehlboettcher.com

William “Bill” Patrick Hackel

William “Bill” Patrick Hackel

William “Bill” Patrick Hackel, 72, of Hobart, WI passed away at home Saturday, April 14, 2018. He was born on March 17, 1946, to Clarence and Martha (Roovers) Hackel. Bill grew up in Seymour, WI.
He graduated from Seymour High in 1964. Bill earned an associate degree in Carpentry and worked in that field for 10 years while farming. Bill used those skills to build a home with his own hands, for the love of his life, Mary Lynn Reed. Bill and Mary were married in 1970 and loved and laughed together for 48 years.
Working along-side his father and brother, Bill helped grow the family farm into a large successful hog operation. He hog farmed until his retirement. Bill took classes in finance, as his drive was to take care of his family. He was self-taught in many aspects of his life and this was evident in his love of landscaping and gardening. After working long hours, Bill would come home and work in his yard to cultivate a heavenly view for Mary and his 3 children. He enjoyed being a craftsman and created clocks, tables, creches and other works of art.
Bill was well read; his reading of nonfiction made him a source of knowledge to his family and friends. He enjoyed the outdoors, soaking up the sun, fishing, travels to the Caymen Islands, a drink or two with friends, and playing cards. When his kids were young Bill enjoyed traveling with them and taking them on Sunday picnics; memories they will cherish forever.
Bill is survived by his spouse, Mary; children: Trisha (Eric) DeBruin of Seymour; Paul (girlfriend Kari) Hackel of Hobart; Stacey (Eric) Leisgang of Oneida; grandchildren: Jacob, Olivia, William and Braden DeBruin, Dylan and Austin Hackel, Colin and Lucas Leisgang; siblings: Maryann Hackel and Rosemary (Duane) Hanson, both of Appleton; Jim (Elizabeth) Hackel of Pulaski; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Bill was preceded in death by his parents; in-laws Eugene and Kathleen Reed; brothers-in-law: James Przykucki, Fritz Blome, and Larry Welch.
Friends may call at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Oneida on Friday, April 20, 2018, from 9:00 am until the funeral mass at 11:00 am with Father John Chrysostom Katamba officiating.
Online condolences maybe expressed to Bill’s family at www.muehlboettcher.com
Muehl-Boettcher Funeral Home, Seymour is assisting the family with arrangements.
In lieu of memorial donations Mary’s wish is that you remember Bill by planting a tree, a flower, or a garden and enjoy God’s beauty as he did.

Michael H. Schmit

Michael H. Schmit

Michael H. Schmit, 68, of Seymour passed away on Wednesday morning, April 11, 2018, at his home surrounded by his family after a courageous battle with cancer. He was born October 21, 1949, son of the late Bernard “Bud” and Mary (Buchinger) Schmit.
He was a member of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, Seymour.
On April 24, 1981 he was united in marriage to Karen Schaumberg.
Mike attended a one room grade school called Plainview Elementary School and was a 1967 graduate of Seymour High School. He worked on the family farm in Isaar with his parents and family prior to being at Fort Howard Paper Mill. Mike was fortunate to retire from Fort Howard after over 30 years of service. His daily retirement routine was going to his morning workout.
He then started his next full-time job, which was being an avid deer and small game hunter and fishing, Lake Winnebago was his second home. Mike was a true outdoorsman and enjoyed every opportunity to be out in nature with his family and friends.
Family was the most important part of Mike’s life. His grandchildren always brought a twinkle to his eye.
Surviving is his wife, Karen; daughters, Cheri (Bart) Ledvina, Jackie (Travis) Raduenz; four grandchildren: Ava and Kendyl Kuranda, Wyatt and Trevor Raduenz; siblings: Frances Rudnick, Marie (Bruce) Raymakers, Margie (Roy) Muck; mother in-law, Gladys Schaumberg; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law: Grace Ann (Bob) Daoust, Gary (Becky) Schaumberg, Scott (Sarah) Schaumberg, Sue Schaumberg; nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a father-in-law, Gerald Schaumberg; brothers-in-law: Bruce, Douglas and Greg Schaumberg.
Friends may call at Muehl-Boettcher Funeral Home, Seymour, on Sunday, April 15, 2018 from 4:00 pm until 8:00 pm with a parish prayer service at 7:30 pm. Visitation will continue at St. John Catholic Church, Seymour on Monday, April 16, 2018 from 9:00 am until the funeral mass at 11:00 am with Fr. Bob Kabat and Deacon Rich Matuszak officiating. Burial will take place in St. Sebastian Catholic Cemetery, Isaar.
Online condolences may be expressed to Mike’s family at www.muehlboettcher.com

Special thanks to all of the staff at Bellin Hospital and Unity Hospice for the wonderful care given to Mike during his illness.

Delores “Dee” June Golonka-Strauch

Delores “Dee” June Golonka-Strauch

Delores “Dee” June Golonka-Strauch, 87, of Appleton, passed away Monday morning, April 9, 2018, at ThedaCare Regional Medical Center, Appleton. She was born one of 11 brothers and sisters on October 16, 1930 to the late Jacob and Lorinda (Beyer) Stephani.
In 1950 she was united in marriage to Charles Gordon Golonka. Together the couple resided in Seymour for many years. He preceded her in death January 1991. Dee later moved to Appleton.
She worked for many years in the library at Rock Ledge Elementary in Seymour.
Dee was an avid antique collector/restorer, rug weaver, and auctioneer. She and Chuck enjoyed lots of Polka dancing. Chuch and Dee also enjoyed traveling around the world together often visiting their son, Randall “Randy”, who was a career soldier.
She married Arnold Strauch in 2003 and they have lived in Appleton since that time.
Delores was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church, Appleton.
She is survived by her husband, Arnold; son, Randy Golonka; grandson, Brian (Regina) Golonka; great-grandsons: Aidyn and Tristan; 10 step-children; brother, Eugene; sisters: Florence, Kathleen, and Laverne.
Delores is preceded in death by her brothers: Ervin, Jerome, and Lawrence; sisters: Vera, Joyce, and Rosie.
Friends may call at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 404 W. Lawrence Street, Appleton on Thursday, April 12, 2018, from 9:30 am until services at 11:00 am with Father Jim Leary officiating. Entombment will take place in Highland Memorial Park, Appleton.
Online condolences may be expressed to Delores’s family at www.muehlboettcher.com.
Muehl-Boettcher Funeral Home, Seymour is assisting the family with arrangements.

Norman R. “Butts” Hartwig

Norman R. “Butts” Hartwig

Norman R. “Butts” Hartwig, 73, of Black Creek, passed away Monday morning, April 9, 2018, at his home surrounded by his family. He was born June 29, 1944, son of the late Norman F. and Flora (Hintz) Hartwig.
Butts graduated from Seymour High School prior to enlisting in the US Navy, having served for four years. He was a member of the Black Creek American Legion.
On May 20, 1972 he was united in marriage to Bonnie Ziesemer at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Black Creek. He remained a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church.
Butts began working for Outagamie County in January, 1972 and he retired in 2003 following 31 years of service and also worked for RJM Construction for 10 more years.
He loved to fish, having made regular trips with Bonnie to Minnesota for over 20 years. Butts also played slow pitch softball, enjoyed golfing, and was a member of the Black Creek Fire Department. Butts enjoyed watching NASCAR races.
Norman is survived by his wife, Bonnie; siblings: Laverna Kitzinger, Jane Steck, Virgie (Red) Sievert, and Joyce (Wayne) Hein; sister-in-law: Judy (Larry) Minta; nephew, Michael (Sharon) Minta; niece, Becky (Matt) Steeno; other nieces and nephews, and many special friends.
In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his brothers-in-law: Vernon “Tiny” Kitzinger, Gordon Steck, and David Ward; nephew, Keith Ward.
Friends may call at Muehl-Boettcher Funeral Home, Seymour on Saturday, April 14, 2018, from 9:00 am until the funeral service at 11:00 am with Pastor John Brandt officiating. Black Creek American Legion Post #332 will conduct military honors. Burial will take place in the Freedom Community Cemetery, Freedom.
Online condolences to Norman’s family may be expressed at www.muehlboettcher.com

Daniel P. Nienhaus

Daniel P. Nienhaus, age 62, Duluth, Minnesota lost his silent struggle with cancer and was called to heaven on March 27, 2018. Dan was born in Green Bay, Wisconsin on January 8, 1956 to Jerry and Rosine (Berghuis) Nienhaus and was raised in Seymour.

The ability to figure out any problem, fix it, and move on was his virtue. There wasn’t anything Dan did half-way. He worked as a concrete laborer and finisher, hotel maintenance worker, carpenter, and was a supervisor with a paper recycling Pulp Company. He enjoyed music and fishing with his buddies, always going for the big brown trout. Many friends may remember his Z-28 Camaro, Harley stroker, sense of humor, and his strive to have a good time!

He is survived by a brother, Terry (Cheryl) Nienhaus; Seymour, and three sisters, Linda (Don) Vandenberg; Neenah, Nancy (Greg) Stevens; Green Bay, Ginny (Brian) Jenks; Florida, nieces, nephews, cousins, and many dear friends.

The last stop in Dan’s life journey was Duluth Minnesota, where he lived near the shipping canal on Lake Superior. Watching those big freighters coming and going led him to send pictures to family and friends. Music brought great joy to his life, he thoroughly enjoyed attending local music venues and listening to the Duluth public radio station – KUMD 103.3 FM. He was always ready to lend a hand to the local homeless and people not-so-fortunate in the area. He lived a simple life doing what he enjoyed and didn’t want for much, just that people be happy. Dan’s fun-loving character will be greatly missed by all who knew him.

Family and friends are invited to a celebration of Dan’s life on April 21, 2018, 4:00 – 8:00 p.m. at the Whistle Inn, W5595 Depot St. Nichols, WI.

Evelyn M. McGuiness

Evelyn M. McGuiness

Evelyn M. McGuiness, 99, of Seymour, passed away Wednesday morning, April 4, 2018, at Good Shepherd Nursing Home. She was born July 18, 1918, in Freedom, daughter of the late Peter and Catherine (Arnoldussen) Timmers.
On June 20, 1941, she was united in marriage to Richard McGuiness. He preceded her in death on March 6, 1999.
Evelyn was employed with Marshal Fields Department Store in Chicago until her retirement.
She was a member of St. John Catholic Church, Seymour.
Evelyn is survived by her siblings: Rose Hill, Seymour; Peter (Rose) Timmers, Chicago, Shirley Hirshman, Milwaukee; sister-in-law, Marcella (Timmers) Prahl, nieces and nephews.
She is preceded in death by her husband, sisters: Leone (Art) Laskowski, Lorraine (Wilmer) Jens, Verla (Henry) Riegel, Esther (Lloyd) Kraft, and Eileen (Carl) Dahlen; brother, Gordon Timmers; brothers-in-law, Ronald Hirshman and Harold Hill.
Friends may call at St. John Catholic Church, Seymour on Saturday, April 7, 2018, from 9:30 am until the funeral mass at 11:00 am with Father Brian Belongia and Deacon Rich Matuszak officiating. Entombment will take place in Highland Memorial Park, Appleton.
Online condolences to Evelyn’s family may be expressed at www.muehlboettcher.com
Muehl-Boettcher Funeral Home, Seymour is assisting the family with arrangements.
The family would like to thank the staff at Good Shepherd for the exceptional care given to Evelyn.

Marcella M. Reese

Marcella M. Reese

Marcella M. Reese, age 92, of Shiocton passed away peacefully at The Bridges of Appleton Nursing Home April 1st, 2018. She was born December 9, 1925, daughter of the late William George and Dorothy (Birmingham) Duhm, Sr. She was united in marriage to Richard Reese on May 11, 1946 at St. John Evangelical and Reformed Church Black Creek. They were married for 64 years.
Marcella attended Fairview Grade School and graduated from Seymour High School. She and Richard farmed along with their sons for their entire married life in the Town of Maine. She enjoyed gardening, cooking, and her chickens. If you ever stopped at meal time, she always found another plate with a couple desserts to pick from. Family was very special to her, especially her Grandchildren and Great-grandchildren. She was a member of Trinity UCC Church.
Marcella is survived by her three sons: Wayne (Carol), Shiocton; Dennis (Carol Storma), Seymour; Donald (Jeanne), Shiocton; nine grandchildren: Mark (Melissa) Reese, Shiocton; Kevin (Jennifer) Reese, Seymour; Brian (Carissa) Reese, Winneconne; Eric (Randi Lea) Reese, Black Creek; Scott (Sharon) Reese, Darlington; Jenny (Jeff) Schroth, Shiocton; Jason (Kristin) Reese, Black Creek; Sara (Allan) Zuiches, Shiocton; Bruce Reese, Shiocton; 16 great grandchildren: Timothy, Aliyah, Melany, Jaydon, Owen, Angela, Charlie, Elsie, David, Carson, Lindsey, Jacob, Bryson, Avery, Hattie, Allison, and Baby Z. due in May; sisters-in-law, Irene (Don) Huse and Geraldine Duhm; special niece, Peggy Rohm; several other nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Richard Reese, on March 25, 2011; sister, Veramae Rihm; infant sister, Betty Ann Duhm; brothers, Wallace Duhm and George Duhm, Jr.; sister-in-law, Edna Duhm; brothers-in-law, Lester Dey and Ray Rihm.
Friends may call at Trinity United Church of Christ, W6712 County Rd F, Shiocton, on Thursday, April 5, 2018, from 4:00 pm until 7:00 pm. Visitation will continue at the church on Friday, April 6, 2018, from 9:30 am until services at 11:00 am with Pastor Moira Finley officiating. Burial will take place in Graceland Cemetery, Clintonville.
A memorial fund has been established.
Online condolences may be expressed to Marcella’s family at www.muehlboettcher.com.
Muehl-Boettcher Funeral Home, Seymour is assisting the family with arrangements.
The family wishes to thank the Staff of The Bridges of Appleton Nursing Home who cared for Marcella these past 5 years and recently the staff of Affinity Hospice.

David (Doc) James Fairbanks

David (Doc) Fairbanks

David “Doc” James Fairbanks, 65, of Seymour passed away peacefully at ThedaCare Regional Medical Center in Appleton on Thursday, March 22, 2018 surrounded by family and friends. He was born on June 9, 1952, son of James J. and Betty (Spires) Fairbanks, in Decatur, Illinois.
Doc taught at the Seymour High School for 34 years (1975 – 2009). He taught shop class, auto mechanics, and driver’s education. He additionally coached the girls softball and basketball teams at Seymour high school for most of those years and help direct multiple school plays.
He was a very active member of the community, having served on the Seymour city council, The Home of the Hamburger committee and board of directors, as well as his long standing involvement with Seymour’s Model Railroad Museum and Model Railroad Club, which were his true love and passion. Doc was also a local DJ at many local events including the Outagamie County Fair.
Doc is survived by his mother, Betty; brothers: Joel (Teresa) Fairbanks, Jeff Fairbanks, and sister, Julie Fairbanks. His father, James J. Fairbanks, preceded Doc in death in 2013.
Following Doc’s wishes, private family services will take place. A memorial fund has been established in his memory to support The Home of the Hamburger program and the American Cancer Society. Memorials may be sent to Muehl-Boettcher Funeral Home, Doc Fairbanks Memorial, 358 S. Main Street, Seymour, WI. 54165.
Muehl-Boettcher Funeral Home, Seymour, is assisting the family with arrangements. Online condolences may be expressed at www.muehlboettcher.com

Debert Robert (Bob) Coonen

Derbert Robert (Bob) Coonen

Derbert Robert (Bob) Coonen, 83, Seymour passed away Saturday, March 24 at Good Shepard Nursing Home with family by his side. The son of Derbert and Margaret (Danner) Coonen he was born on August 3, 1934 in Fond du Lac, WI.
Bob was a 1953 graduate from Seymour High School and an Eagle Scout from Seymour’s Troop 117. In 1954 he joined the Army and was stationed in France. Based on photographic evidence much of his time in service was spent playing cards, participating in football and track and traveling around Europe watching car races. While in the Army he drove the ambulance and bus and was the camp photographer. Bob returned to Seymour in 1956 and met the love of his life, Margaret Kline, at the Seymour Hotel. Bob and Marge were united in marriage on December 28, 1957 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Kaukauna, WI. The couple spent all of their married life in Seymour where they raised their six children.
Bob started working with his father at Coonen Incorporated. He purchased Coonen Inc. from his father in 1976 and ran the business until his retirement in 1997. He was active in his community throughout his lifetime: he was a volunteer policeman, a volunteer firefighter for 29 years, in 1974 he and Chub Garsow became the first EMT’s in Seymour. He was an active member in the Seymour Community Players and served on the board of the Seymour Community Museum. Bob was also active at St. John the Baptist Church as an usher, distributor, and was on the parish council. In 2008, Bob and Marge were recognized as Seymour’s Outstanding Citizens. Bob was an avid photographer. For over 40 years he was the school’s unofficial “official” sports photographer. In retirement he enjoyed woodworking but, found his niche with his friend Roy Porter as they laid patio pavers all over the city of Seymour.
Survivors include his wife of over 60 years, Margaret; six children: Mark (Karen) Coonen, Seymour; Mary Claire (Allan) Bartz, Appleton; Stephen (Brigitte) Coonen, Annandale, VA; Ann Spaude, Seymour; Michael (Lisa) Coonen, Seymour; Scott (Anita) Coonen, Whitefish Bay; seven grandchildren: Anthony Coonen, Sonia Coonen, Sarah Spaude, Ben Spaude , Laura Spaude, Abigail Coonen and Joseph Coonen; one sister, Shirley Burke; one brother-In-law, Joseph Kline; and one sister-In-law, Elizabeth Deckter; several nieces, nephews and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Derbert and Margaret Coonen; his in-laws Edmund and Ardina (Verbeten) Kline; two brothers-in-law, Paul Decker and Thomas Burke; one son-in-law, Keith Spaude; and one grandchild, Christopher Coonen
Friends may call at St. John Catholic Church, Seymour on Monday, April 2, 2018, from 9:00 am until the funeral mass at 12 noon with Father Brian Belongia and Deacon Rich Matuszak officiating. Burial will take place in the parish cemetery. Military Rites will follow by the Seymour American Legion. Online condolences may be expressed to Bob’s family at www.muehlboettcher.com

The family extends a special thank you to Right at Home and Good Shepherd Nursing Home for their wonderful care.

Peter E. Moe

Peter E. Moe

Pete Moe, age 60 of Appleton, passed away at his home on Saturday morning, March 24, 2018, following a valiant battle against ALS. Pete was born in Neenah on October 20, 1957, son of the late John and Shirley (Wilson) Moe. A graduate of Appleton East High School in 1975, he married his high-school sweetheart, Kathy Breitzman on November 20, 1976.
Pete was first and foremost a family man. Nothing made him happier than spending time with his wife, children, grandsons, as well as his siblings and extended family. Some of the best family times were had camping, up north at the lake, or for the select few times, the Cayman Islands. One of his greatest attributes was his love and care of the people or animals that his family would bring home, no matter the circumstances because he knew that they needed him and he was always the solid foundation to stand on. After family came friends and associates. Pete was the kind of guy that was always there when you needed him and always made things happen when they needed to happen. Pete was for many people ‘THE go to guy’. Pete was loved and respected not only by his family, but also by the countless business associates and friends he made along the way
Professionally, Pete was a businessman. He started as a district sales manager for BWAC in GB and after a promotion to becoming a branch manager, went to Ohio with Kathy where they stayed for 3 years. He then learned of an opportunity to buy in as a part-owner of Larson TV and Appliance in Green Bay. After a very successful two year ownership, the business was sold to Van Vreede’s in Green Bay, where Pete stayed on as general manager. After four years he then transitioned to manage the Vans Honda Motorcycle Dealership in Green Bay which lead to the successful sale of that business which allowed Pete to make the professional move to Vans Honda Auto Dealership where he was the General Manager for 29 years before his retirement in the summer of 2016 to spend more time with his family.
Pete’s second love next to his family life was what he referred to as the ‘Church of the Great Outdoors’. Pete was a lifelong and avid outdoorsman as well as an adventurer. He fished and hunted from his teenage years until the sun went down (and sometimes after). He hunted game of all shapes and sizes, including his bear (which makes a very fine rug). He loved to trout fish above all else, but not because of the pursuit, but because of the people he did it with and the memories made and stories told. Some of his best and favorite times in his life were at the family cabin where Pete would spend more time than at home. He passed this love and passion on to all of his children and anyone else that would let him.
Pete is survived by his loving wife of 41 years: Kathy Moe of Appleton; five children: Katrina Marie Moe of Appleton, Dallas John (Becky) Moe of Merrill, Scott Marvin Moe of Appleton, Seth Peter (fiancée Stevie Wessel) of Three Lakes, and Cameron Scott Drier of Kaukauna. His grandsons are Ender Peter Moe and Cato David Moe. He is further survived by his brothers and sisters: Virginia (Jim) O’Hara of Davenport, Iowa, John (Kristine) Moe of Neenah, KaraLynne (Arthur) Moore of Green Bay, Bruce (Chris Harvath) Moe of Appleton, Jackie Moe of Shawano, Jennie (Gerry) Ananda of New London, and Meredith Sutton of Norfolk, Virginia. He is further survived by his in-laws: Debbie Moe of Appleton, John (Linda) Breitzman of Appleton, Jeff (Kathy) Breitzman of Neenah, and Mike (Gretchen) Breitzman of Appleton. He also leaves behind his hunting buddies, Remi and Jett, as well as nieces, nephews, and so many more people than he ever could have realized.
He was preceded in death by his parents, and his brother Marc in 2016.
There is no room for whys or regrets; just random acts of love. We must all go forward and live. The lessons that Pete taught all of us will make us better people for having known him. All who might find healing and closure are welcome to attend the services. Talking to or hugging the family is optional, there are no right (or wrong) words. Do not have regrets, Pete would not want anyone to feel bad. Tears and sorrow are welcome, but so are laughter, jokes, joy, and especially memories
On Friday, March 30, 2018 family and friends will gather to remember Pete at the Wichmann Funeral Home Tri County Chapel, 1592 Oneida Street in Menasha from 4:00 PM until 7:00 PM. Saturday March 31st, a memorial service will be held at 11:00 AM with one hour of visitation prior to the service.
In lieu of flowers, the family has requested memorials to the ALS Association of Wisconsin or the American Brittany Rescue in Pete’s name. Pete was a champion in any cause that he believed in. Let’s make these feel “old man strength”
For more information or to share a memory of Pete, please visit www.wichmannfargo.com.

Betty Mae Peters

Betty Mae Peters

Betty Mae Peters (Hock) passed away at the age of 80, on March 19, 2018. Betty was born on May 3, 1937 to Alexander and Beatrice (Jensen) Hock in Green Bay, WI. Betty married the love of her life, Seifred Peters Jr, on September 22, 1956.
The young couple resided in Seymour, WI at the family’s dairy farm. She loved spending time with her 13 grandchildren anytime she could. She also enjoyed playing cards, shopping, going to the casino, embroidering, vacationing in Florida, picking berries, taking countryside rides, and was an avid baker.
She is survived by her husband of 61 years, Seifred Peters Jr; children: Thomas, Kathryn (Thomas) Schmude, Judy (Marty) VanDenLangenberg, Lisa, Janet (Cyril) Roffers; grandchildren: Kevin (Holly), Alexander, Kristina (Travis), Steven (Mackenzie), Brittany, Alzada, Barry, Darcie, Wayne, Riley, Cassie, Haleigh, Kendra; great-grandson, Maverick; brothers: Jim (Barb) Hock, Ken (Ruth) Hock; sisters: Teena (Norbert) Rottier, Wendy (David) Vercauteren; brother-in-law, Donald (Jeanie) Peters; and sister-in-law, Martha Peters.
Betty was preceded in death by her parents, Alexander and Beatrice Hock; stepmother, Violet; brother, Roger Hock; sister and brother-in-law, Carol and Donald Beck; brother and sister-in-law, Milton and Rosella Peters; brother-in-law Randall Peters; and sister-in-law, Loretta Peters.
Friends may call at Emmanuel Lutheran Church, Seymour on Friday, March 23, 2018, from 9:00 am until the funeral service at noon with Pastor Roland Lindeman officiating. Entombment will take place in Allouez Mausoleum. Online condolences may be expressed to Betty’s family at www.muehlboettcher.com.
The family would like to extend a special Thank You to the staff at Good Shepherd Inn and Good Shepherd Home for all their kindness in care, comfort, and support given to Betty.

Harold Pingel

Harold Pingel

Harold J. Pingel, 79, of Seymour passed away on Wednesday, March 14, 2018, at Good Shepherd Nursing Home, surrounded by his family.
He was born November 26, 1938, son of the late Harold O. Pingel and Coletta (De Cleene) Pingel Heagle.
Following graduation from Seymour High School he served in the US Army. He was a member of the Seymour American Legion Post #106.
Harold married the love of his life, Dolores Banker, on June 2, 1962, at St. Mary Catholic Church in Black Creek. He has been a member of St. John Catholic Church in Seymour for many years.
At the age of 17 he began working at Gustman’s in Seymour. He later became the general manager for 31 years, retiring in 2000 following a 43 year career. Following retirement Harold decided to run for Mayor of the City of Seymour, having won the election and serving in that role for six years.
Harold was a steward of the community and was passionate about serving others. In various capacities he served: Kiwanis, Crystal Springs Golf Course, Chamber of Commerce, Economic Development Corporation, Seymour Alternative High School, Outagamie County Fair, and many other organization. Good Shepherd was Harold’s most important organization, and he served on the Board of Directors for many years and had chaired the Lights of Love Gala along with Dolores.
Harold enjoyed being active and spent a lot of his time outdoors. He loved to go fishing, boating, swimming, and water skiing with friends and family. Hunting, fishing, gardening, and keeping his lawn in perfect shape were some of his favorite hobbies. Harold could also fix anything and would lend a hand whenever needed.
More than anything, Harold cherished the time spent with his wife, children, and the grandchildren. He had traveled with Dolores to many states and they enjoyed the winters in Florida.
Harold is survived by his wife Dolores; children: Keith (Michele) Pingel, Karen (Craig) Lampe, Sherry (Jon) Bednarski, Lynn (John) Dable, and Steven (Lisa) Pingel; grandchildren: Logan and Luke Pingel, Jeremy and Emily Lampe, Jason and Justin Bednarski, Brandon and Haley Dable, Jordyn and Trevor Pingel. Further survived by his brothers: Earl Heagle, Dale (Chris) Heagle, Dennis Heagle, and David Heagle; in-laws: Robert (Connie) Banker, Dorothy Thomas, Darvin Thomas, Janet (Dick) Rathsack, Sharon (Gene) Patzner, and Stan Jr. (Linda) Banker.
In addition to his parents, Harold and Coletta, he was preceded in death by his step-father, Edward Heagle; brothers: Robert Heagle and Jeff Heagle; mother-in-law and father-in-law, Stanley and Viola Banker; sisters-in-law, Grace (Dennis) Tierney and Marion Banker; brother-in-law, John Banker.
Friends may call at Muehl-Boettcher Funeral Home, Seymour, on Friday, March 23, 2018, from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm. Visitation will continue at St. John Catholic Church, Seymour on Saturday, March 24, 2018, from 9:00 am until the funeral mass at 11:00 am with Fr. Brian Belongia and Deacon Rich Matuszak officiating. Military honors will take place at the church. Burial will be in the parish cemetery.
Expressions of sympathy other than flowers may be expressed as memorials that will be contributed to Harold’s favorite charities.
Online condolences to Harold’s family may be expressed at www.muehlboettcher.com
Special thanks to everyone at Good Shepherd Services for the wonderful care given to Harold and to Muehl-Boettcher Funeral Home for their assistance during this difficult time.

Terry Lee Rettler

Terry Lee Rettler

Terry Lee Rettler age 74 passed away at his home on March 14, 2018.
Terry was born August 30, 1943, the first child of Mile and Caroline (Stephani) Rettler. Terry was a 1961 graduate of Seymour High School. One June 24, 1967, he was united in marriage to Sandy Kitzman. Terry worked at O.J. Boldt Construction, served on the Black Creek Village board for 15 years and served in the Army National Guard. Terry was a member of Emmanuel Lutheran Church in Seymour, WI.
Terry will be sadly missed by his wife of 50 years, Sandy; son, Todd (Melissa) Rettler; daughter, Tracy (Chris) Prilepp; granddaughters: Brianna Prilepp, Kira and Hannah Rettler; grandson, Braeden Prilepp; brothers: Sam (Mary) Rettler, Bill (Maryann) Rettler, brother-in-law, Robert (Sharon) Kitzman; sisters-in- law: Bonnie (Terry) McDermott, Nancy (Dennis) Hack, Debbie (Chuck) Elliott; along with many nieces and nephews.
Terry is reunited in Heaven by his parents, his father and mother-in-law Alfred and Jeanette Kitzman; his sister-in-law and brother-in-law Sharon and Bill Viergutz; nephews Tom Viergutz and Rod McDermott.
Friends may call at Emmanuel Lutheran Church, Seymour, on Saturday, March 17, 2018, from 9:00 am until the funeral service at 11:00 am with Pastor Roland Lindeman officiating. Burial will take place at Emmanuel Lutheran Cemetery.
Terry will always be remembered as a kind, gentle man who deeply loved his family, grandchildren, his many friends and Heather Pick who was like a grandchild.
The family offers special thanks to Lowell James and Ron Koehler for always being there along with his Hospice nurses: Penny Sue, Jean and Lisa!
Muehl-Boettcher Funeral Home, Seymour is assisting the family with arrangements. Online condolences may be expressed to Terry’s family at www.muehlboettcher.com.

Dennis Defferding

Dennis Defferding

Dennis Lee Defferding, 65, of Black Creek, passed away Friday morning, March 9, 2018 at his home, surrounded by his family. He was born August 15, 1952, son of Dorothy (Schultz) Defferding and the late Keith Defferding.
He served in the US Army from 1972 to 1975. On February 24, 1979 he was united in marriage to Sharon Mc Niesh, having celebrated 39 years of marriage.
Dennis worked as a custodian at the Shiocton School for over 20 years prior to his retirement. He cherished his family, especially the grandchildren.
He is survived by his wife, Shari; his two sons: Scott (Julie Heindl) Defferding and Eric (Sara) Defferding; grandchildren: Cassidy, Logan and Hayden; mother, Dorothy Defferding; siblings: LuAnn (Ken) Huck, Nancy (Glenn) Neff and John (Lisa) Defferding; mother-in-law, Lorraine Mc Niesh, brother-in-law: Bill (Lois) Mc Niesh; sister-in-law, Donna (Bob) Koch; and best friend, Dave Betters.
Friends may call at Immanuel Lutheran Church, 201 E. Birch Street, Black Creek on Thursday, March 15, 2018 from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm. Visitation will continue on Friday, March 16, 2018 from 9:30 am until the funeral service at 11:00 am with Pastor Steve Schlicht officiating. Military honors will take place at the church.
In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund has been established in Dennis’s memory.
Online condolences may be expressed to Dennis’s family at www.muehlboettcher.com
Muehl-Boettcher Funeral Home, Seymour is assisting the family with arrangements.

Gale Bergsbaken

Gale Bergsbaken

Gale A. Bergsbaken, 76, passed away Wednesday evening, March 7, 2018 at Good Shepherd Nursing Home, Seymour. He was born March 9, 1941, son of the late Jared and Ella (Zuleger) Bergsbaken.
He served in the US Army for two years from 1964-1966.
Gale worked and retired from Murphy Concrete Construction having worked as a redimix driver.
Over the years he enjoyed ice fishing, sturgeon spearing, deer hunting, watching the Navarino Rangers baseball team, and racing stock car. He was an avid NASCAR, Green Bay Packers, and Milwauke Brewers fan.
Gale is survived by his brother-in-law, Arlyn Pues; nieces: Tammy (Ron Schemmel) Zehren, Bobbi Jo (Craig) Huss, and Kelly (Dave Small) Prosser; further survived by great-nieces and great-nephews.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Nancy Pues.
Friends may call at Muehl-Boettcher Funeral Home, Seymour on Monday, March 12, 2018 from 11:30 am until the funeral service at 1:30 pm. Burial will take place at Highland Memorial Park, Appleton.
Online condolences may be for expressed at www.muehlboettcher.com.

Shirley Habeck

Shirley Habeck

It is with great sadness that the family of Shirley Abel-Habeck, 88, announces her passing into eternal rest on Wednesday, March 7, 2018, following a brief Illness.
Shirley was born March 4, 1930 in Milwaukee, WI, to the late Charles and Lydia Warner. In 1945, Shirley moved to Seymour, WI, where she met her wonderful first husband, LeRoy Abel, at an ice cream social. Shirley and LeRoy were married at Immanuel Lutheran Church-Cicero in December 1946 and enjoyed 31 years of marriage. Together they raised 7 children and ran their family farm until LeRoy’s passing in November 1978.
In 1991, while working in Seymour, WI, Shirley met the man she would spend the second half of her life with, Roger Habeck. Shirley and Roger married in 1992 and resided in Seymour, WI for most of their years together. (Thanks to Roger) Shirley developed a love for motorcycles and traveling -they often wintered in Texas and traveled to Alaska on their Honda Goldwing.
Shirley enjoyed feeding and watching the cardinals and Blue Jays at her birdfeeders, playing video bingo, and writing in her journal like she did every day since 1970. Most of all, Shirley loved spending time with her children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great grandchildren. Her family was her pride and joy.

Shirley will be greatly missed by her by her 7 children: Sharon Abel of Neenah; Kathleen (Charles) Wendt of Greenville; Barbara (Steve) Frank of New London; Julie Abel of Oshkosh; LeRoy Abel Jr of Freedom; Kevin Abel of Appleton; Scott (Lisa) Abel of Menasha. She is further survived by her grandchildren and their families: Troy (Meghan) Wendt (Brittany, Elizabeth, and Ashley & Jakob Urbaniak), Jake (Katie) Wendt (Max, Charlie, Sammi Jo), Eric (Nikki) Wendt (Kelsey Klima), Tracy Fuss, Chad (Carissa)Fuss (Charles & Caroline), Cory (Shelly) Fuss (Dean & Tatum), Robert Abel (Gage), Chris Abel, Rick Abel, Scott (Seena) Abel, Tina Palmbach, and Colton Abel; great-great grandchildren: Silas, Caleb, and Connor; her step-children; and sister-in-law, Delores Marquette.

She was preceded in death by both of her husbands, four sisters: Marge (Pete), Corrine (Joe), Ruth and Carol; brother, Leo; son-in-law, Wayne Fuss; and her half-siblings: Harold, Chester, Eugene, Beatrice and Ethel.
Friends may call at Muehl-Boettcher Funeral Home, Seymour on Sunday, March 11, 2018 from 4-8 pm. Visitation will continue at Immanuel Lutheran Church, Cicero on Monday, March 12, 2018 from 9:30 a.m. until services at 11:00 a.m. with Pastor Bill Schroeder officiating. Burial will take place in the South Cicero cemetery. Online condolences may be expressed at www.muehlboettcher.com

The family wishes to extend their gratitude to the Washington Center, New London, Care Partners Assisted Living-Hortonville, especially Cassandra and Stonna for your loving care and the ICU Staff at Theda-Clark Hospital-Appleton for their care and support in her final days.

James W. Beimal

James W. Beimal

James W. Beimal (Jim, aka Bemo)
6/5/51 – 2/27/18
“I was predeceased by my parents; James E. and Lorretta E. Beimal, a brother, Bob in Lombard, IL and am survived by my wife, Jane, a sister, Barb Beimal of Nokomis, FL, a brother, John Beimal of West Chicago, IL, foster brothers Mike and Rob and special Aunt Lorraine Broderick and various cousins.
I guess it’s time my life on earth is ending. It has been a wonderful, wonderful life. On August 23, 1975, I married the love of my life, Jane (Bennett). Together we had two sons (who married up!) and two daughters-in-law. Dan and Laura have three girls: Elise (10), Adeline (8), and Isla (5). Tim and Elissa have Theo (3), and Ellie (1). We had a wonderful family life. I was happy to have many colleagues, especially in the Seymour Community School District. I appreciated teaching second grade for 32 years (1975-2007) at Rock Ledge in Seymour.
And then there are friends. Precious friends. Too many to list, each special to me. To those people that may want to honor my life, remember that a child needs the gift of L-O-V-E. The problem is a child spells the gift of love T-I-M-E. So, if you wish to spend an extra amount of time, spend it with your child or grandchild. See you next time.”

Rose L. Ganzel

Rose L. Ganzel

Rose L. Ganzel, age 92, passed away Monday, February 26, 2018, with her family by her side. She was born, October 6, 1925, in Menno, South Dakota, daughter of the late John and Amelia (Lippert) Ernst.
On November 16, 1946, she was united in marriage to Lawrence Ganzel in Appleton. He preceded her in death on June 25, 2000. They shared 53 years together.
Rose was a long-time member of Emmanuel Lutheran Church, Seymour.
Rose loved her family, especially her grandchildren. She loved to bake, can, garden, fish, camp, read, and play cards. She had a great sense of humor and liked to help out anyone she could. Most of all she was a wonderful mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend.
She is survived by her children: Larry (Pat) Ganzel, Patty (Andy) Morlock, Linda Ganzel, Becky (Brian) Falk, Richard (Brenda) Ganzel; grandchildren: Kristen, Greg, Brian, Lorin, Angela, Brianna, Baylee, Brady and Christian; great-grandchildren: Chloe and Jack; sisters: Esther (August) Bratz and Sylvia Miller; brothers: Andy Ernst and Larry Ernst.
Rose is preceded in death her daughter, Kathy; brothers: Walter, John, Harold, Leo, Marvin and Del Ernst.
Friends may call at Emmanuel Lutheran Church, Seymour on Saturday, March 3, 2018, from 9:00 am until services at 11:00 am with Pastor Natalie Kramer-McComb officiating. Burial will take place in the parish cemetery.
Online condolences may be expressed at www.muehlboettcher.com
Muehl-Boettcher Funeral Home, Seymour is assisting the family with arrangements.
A memorial fund has been established in Rose’s memory to support her favorite charities.
“Love to all.” – Rose

John “Jack” Joseph Liebergen

John “Jack” Joseph Liebergen

John “Jack” Joseph Liebergen, age 65, passed away on Saturday, February 24, 2018 at home.
Jack was born on March 31, 1952 to Robert Sr. and Ethel (Ambrosius) Liebergen. He married Jane Brodhagen on July 1, 1978. A lifelong resident of Seymour, Jack was a member of St. John Catholic Church.
Jack was an auto mechanic for 47 years and won many awards for his work. After retirement he worked on his son’s dairy farm. He enjoyed hunting and fishing, but most of all he loved spending time with his three “perfect” grandchildren.
Jack is survived by his wife, Jane; children: Dan (Abby) Liebergen, Jeff (Alyssa Pagel) Liebergen, and Lisa (Otto) Coenen; three grandsons: Jack, Waylon, and Eric Liebergen; parents, Robert Sr. and Ethel. He is also survived by brothers and sisters: Wayne Liebergen, Mike (Gail) Liebergen, Joan (Dave) Hanson, Joyce (Tom) Cline, Lynn (John) Hofacker, and Laurie (Brian) Peterson; sisters-in-law: Amy Liebergen and Barbara (Jim Beane) Brodhagen; brothers-in-law: Rob (Connie) Brodhagen and John Brodhagen, as well as many nieces and nephews.
Jack was preceded in death by his brother, Robert “Duke” Liebergen and his parents-in-law, Martin and Adehlia Brodhagen.
Friends may call at Muehl-Boettcher Funeral Home, Seymour, on Tuesday, February 27, 2018 from 4:00 pm until 8:00 pm. Visitation will continue on Wednesday, February 28, 2018 at St. John Catholic Church, Seymour, from 9:00 am until the funeral mass at 11:00 am with Fr. Brian Belongia and Deacon Rich Matuszak officiating. Burial will take place at Seymour City Cemetery. Online condolences may be expressed to Jack’s family at www.muehlboettcher.com.
A special thank you to the Bellin Cancer Team and the Froedtert Bone Marrow Transplant Team for all of their care and concern. Also, a special thank you to all of our family, friends, and neighbors for their help and support during this time.
In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund has been established in honor of Jack to support Leukemia research and treatment. Please give the gift of life by donating blood and platelets to your local blood bank.

Adeline E. Aronson

Adeline E. Aronson

Adeline E. Aronson, 98, Stratford, passed away on Friday, February 16, 2018 at Shepherd’s Inn Assisted Living, Seymour, Wisconsin.
Funeral services will be held at 1:30 pm on Tuesday, February 27, 2018 at Emmanuel Lutheran Church, March Rapids, with Rev. Philip Wilde officiating. Burial will take place in the church cemetery. The visitation will be on Monday from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Sauter / Rembs Funeral Home, Stratford and on Tuesday from 12:30 p.m. until service time at Emmanuel Lutheran Church.
Adeline was born on May 27, 1919 in Rib Mountain, to Joseph and Teresia (Schaeffler) Goebel. She married Charles E. Motts and he died in 1957. She later married Peter Jost and he died in 1971. She then married Lloyd Aronson on October 25, 1973 and he died on August 7, 2009.
Adeline played accordion and enjoyed card playing. She loved family gatherings and her winter trips to Florida.
She is survived by her daughters, Norma McMillen of Antigo and Rose Hopkins of Black Creek and stepchildren, Pete (Patricia) Aronson of Michigan, Lloyd (Karen) Aronson of Arizona and Ila Ziehm-Maxwell of Michigan. She is also survived by 6 grandchildren, Mark (Sue) Augustyn of Chandler, AZ, Joe (Lois) Augustyn and Peter (Pam) Augustyn, all of Antigo, Susan (Steve) Reimer of Granberry, TX, Michelle Matuszak of Black Creek and Todd (Kim) Hopkins of Seymour. She is further survived by 27 great grandchildren and 12 great great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husbands, 2 grandsons and 8 brothers and sisters.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be designated in Adeline’s name to Emmanuel Lutheran Church. Condolences may be sent online to www.rembsfh.com.

Terence “Terry” Monteith

Terence “Terry”
Monteith

Terence “Terry” Monteith of the Wisconsin Veterans Home, age 71, passed away on Sunday, February 18, 2018, in the arms of his loving family. He was born in Elgin, Illinois on December 25, 1946 to Darrel and Bette (Schmitz) Monteith. Terry was a decorated veteran of the Vietnam War, serving in the Army. He was an avid adventure enthusiast. His most passionate hobby and profession was aviation. He was a pilot, scuba diver and sky diver. Terry was a lot of fun and will be remembered as a generous, funny person and a great story teller. He loved travelling and animals.
He will be sadly missed by his wife: Linda; mother: Bette, children: Sarah Monteith, Charity (Douglas) Dorn, Guy Grenfell and Meagan (Kevin) Grenfell, grandchildren: Ronald, Mary, Jason, Amanda, Ruthie, Sophia, Cooper, Dakarai, Tulani and Taj; brother: Darrel “Tubby” Monteith, sister: Eva (Mark) Middendorf, other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his father, brothers, Douglas and Bruce and an infant son, Michael.
The family asks that you bring your favorite “Terry Stories” to the Funeral Service on Tuesday, February 27, 2018 at 11 a.m. at the Main Chapel of the Wisconsin Veterans Home. The visitation will be on Tuesday at the chapel from 10 a.m. until the time of the service. In lieu of flowers memorials are appreciated to the Wisconsin Veterans Home or Alzheimer’s Research. The Maple Crest Funeral Home of Waupaca is assisting the family with arrangements. The family would like to thank all the wonderful caregivers at the Wisconsin Veterans Home, who took such good care of him. To know Terry was to love Terry.

Paul A. Hooyman

Paul A. Hooyman

Paul A. Hooyman

Paul A. Hooyman, 57, of Shiocton, passed away on February 13, 2018, at Froedtert Hospital in Milwaukee following a brief illness. He was born on October 15, 1960, son of the late Herbert and Agnes (Peeters) Hooyman.
Paul graduated from Shiocton High School.
He was a long-time member of Messiah Lutheran Church in Shiocton and worked at Sturm Foods in Manawa.
On April 16, 1983 he was united in marriage to Connie Samson, celebrating nearly 35 years as a happily married couple.
Paul was an outdoorsman who loved to hunt, fish, put out set lines, and anything else he could do outside. Spending time in his swimming pool with friends and family was one of his favorite things to do in the summer. He loved to make people laugh and always had a smile on his face. Paul was quick to help anyone in need.
He is survived by wife Connie; children: Tony (Sarah) Hooyman, Rachel (Mike) Krueger, and Austin Hooyman; grandchildren: Lillian, and two more expected; siblings: Jim (Joy) Hooyman, Jerry (Lorraine) Hooyman, Mary Sue (John) Schmude, Jean (Jerome) Schroth, Rita (Dan) Schroth, Elaine (Dan) Conradt, Carla (Allan) Chizek, Bill Hooyman, and Bonnie Hooyman; father-in-law and mother-in-law, John and Rose Samson; brothers-in-law, Ken Samson and Randy (Bonny) Samson; sister-in-law, Linda (Don) Stefanic; and numerous nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by brothers: Robert and Francis; sister, Joan Hooyman.
Friends may call at Messiah Lutheran Church, W7574 State Hwy 54, Shiocton on Sunday, February 18, 2018 from 4:00 pm until 8:00 pm. Visitation will continue on Monday, February 19, 2018 at the church from 9:00 am until the funeral service at 11:00 am with Pastor Bradley Ragner officiating. Burial will take place at the Bovina Cemetery, Shiocton.
Special thanks to the doctors and nurses at ThedaCare Appleton Medical Center and to the MICU staff at Froedtert for the compassionate care given to Paul during his short illness.
Online condolences to Paul’s family may be expressed at www.muehlboettcher.com

Ben William Kleist

Ben William Kleist

Ben William Kleist

Ben William Kleist, 72, of Shiocton, passed away Sunday, February 11, 2018, at his home surrounded by his family. He was born October 30, 1945 son of the late Harold and Doris (Eake) Kleist.
On June 18, 1966 he was united in marriage to Janice Ready.
Ben worked with father on the family farm for many years.
He loved to garden, farming, enjoyed fishing, and was an avid reader.
Ben is survived by his wife, Janice; children: Randy (Shari) Kleist and Heather (Brian) Speering; three grandchildren: Andrew, Riley, and Abby; four siblings: Sally (Gerry) Kalt, Lynn (Charlie) Ness, Steve, and Carl Kleist; nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.
In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by a son, Jonathan; brother, Kenneth; sister-in-law, Cindy Kleist.
A memorial service for Ben will take place at a later date. Muehl-Boettcher Funeral Home, Seymour, is assisting the family with arrangements.
Online condolences may be expressed to Ben’s family at www.muehlboettcher.com.

Jeffery R. Schroeder

Jeffery R. Schroeder

Jeffery R. Schroeder

Jeffery R. Schroeder of Avon, MN. age 69, passed away suddenly on Monday, Feb. 5.
Jeff was born on Dec. 15, 1948 in Green Bay, to Roland and Ruth (Wieck) Schroeder. He served honorably in the United States Army. Jeff married Gail Vasek on Oct. 26, 2000. Jeff worked in transportation sales for 44 years.
He enjoyed fishing, the Green Bay Packers, and his dog Shiloh. Jeff treasured the time spent with family, especially his grandchildren.
He is survived by his wife, Gail, children, Tracy (Brent) Wagner, William (Kristin) Schroeder, Terri (Steven) Boos, Nicholas (Karen) Dockendorf, Brandon Dockendorf; six grandchildren; sisters, Patricia (Dave) Vaillant, Jennifer (Greg) Warren; as well as extended family and friends.
Jeff was preceded in death by his parents.
Funeral services were held on Friday, Feb. 9 at the Daniel Funeral Home in St. Cloud. Pastor Bruce Tessen officiated.

Donald J. Moeller

Donald J. Moeller

Donald J. Moeller

Donald J. Moeller, 92, of Seymour passed away on Saturday, February 3, 2018. He was born January 5, 1926 son of the late Herman and Hazel (Wendler) Moeller. On November 1, 1947 he was united in marriage to Doris Loewenhagan, celebrating 65 loving years together. Doris preceded Donald in death on December 18, 2012.
Donald was a member of Emmanuel Lutheran Church in Seymour where he had been employed as the custodian.
He is survived by a son, David Moeller, Black Creek; daughter, Diane (Pat) Clark, Seymour; three grandchildren: Samantha, Cole and Hunter; sister-in-law, Viola Moeller, Seymour; nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents and wife, Don was preceded in death by two brothers: Elmer (Margaret) Moeller and Lawrence Moeller.
Private family services were held at Muehl-Boettcher Funeral Home, Seymour. Online condolences to Don’s family may be expressed at www.muehlboettcher.com
Special thanks to the staff from Unity Hospice, Kathy Anschutz, Dennis Moeller, and to Muehl-Boettcher Funeral Home for the wonderful care given to our dad and grandpa.

Troy Hassman

Troy Hassman

Troy Hassman

Troy Hassman, age 39, of Black Creek, passed away Saturday, January 27, 2018 at his home, surrounded by his family, after a courageous battle with cancer. He was born May 1, 1978 in Antigo, WI to Gary and the late Judith (Poliak) Hassman.
Troy was a 1996 graduate of Elcho High School where he excelled in many athletics including football, basketball and baseball. Troy continued his education at UW-Stout where he earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Technology Education. He went on to earn his Master’s Degree in Teaching and Learning from Nova Southeastern University.
Troy began his career in Technical Education at Pulaski High School. Later he was employed as an automation specialist for Werner Electric Supply in Appleton. He was passionate in learning new technologies and sharing his knowledge with others to help them in their homes and businesses.
Troy met his future wife, Jennifer Priebe, while attending UW-Stout. They were married, May 13, 2006 in Menomonee Falls, WI and together shared 12 years of marriage and were blessed with a daughter, Delilah Noelle.
Troy was an avid fisherman and enjoyed playing sports including golf, especially with his longtime friends: Jason, Jeff, Jeremiah and Berry. He also enjoyed cheering on the Packers, Brewers, Badgers and North Carolina Tar Heels basketball team. He was a skilled carpenter and enjoyed doing restoration work on his family’s historical home. He shared many special times together with family and friends on Post Lake in Elcho and on The Chain of Lakes in Waupaca.
His wife remembers him as a loving and supportive husband who supported all of her personal endeavors. He was a man of strong faith and resilience, always keeping a positive outlook despite his hardships. Troy’s greatest joy was being a father. His legacy and memory will live on through Delilah.
Troy will be dearly missed by his wife, Jennifer; daughter, Delilah; father, Gary Hassman; in-laws, Michael and Renee Priebe; brother-in-law, Douglas Priebe; other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his mother.
Services for Troy were held Saturday, February 3, 2018 in Black Creek. To leave an online condolence for the family, please visit www.NewcomerGreenBay.com.
Troy’s family would like to express their sincere gratitude for the outpouring of love and support expressed by family, friends, former students and colleagues. To read more about Troy’s story, please visit https://www.youcaring.com/search/go?w=troy%20hassman.

Florine M. Blohm

Florine M. Blohm

Florine M. Blohm

Florine M. Blohm, 87, of Seymour passed away on Sunday, January 28, 2018 at Meadow Wood Assisted Living. She was born on December 10, 1930, daughter of the late Peter and Clementine (Merckx) Wachtendonck.
Florine attended normal school and taught in a one-room school house. She used her skills as a substitute teacher while raising her family.
She was united in marriage to Alvin Blohm on January 27, 1953 at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Seymour. Florine remained an active lifelong member of the church, having served as the CCD Coordinator, church secretary, song leader, and choir member.
Florine worked as an Administrative Assistant at Bank One for many years prior to her retirement.
She enjoyed sewing, singing, playing piano, gardening, long walks, and especially time spent with her family.
Florine is survived by her children: Mike (Mary) Blohm, Judy Blohm, Mary (Jeff) Skinkis, Mark Blohm, Jim (Cory) Blohm, John Blohm (special friend Candy Webster), Marsha Vande Hei (special friend Gary Johnson), Matt (Deb) Blohm; grandchildren: Chad (Cortney) Blohm, Erin (Max) Brown, Jenny (David) Jennings, Nicole (Jack) Carter, Elizabeth (Lewis) Prior, Casey, Sam and Zack Blohm, Megan, Justin and Jason Skinkis, Ben (Chelsea), Mackenzie and Cole Vande Hei, Gwen (Brandon) Mooren, Erica and Craig Blohm, Dayne and Hailee Blohm, Jordan and Mikayla Blohm; nine great-grandchildren. She is further survived by a sister, Joan Wendt; and sister-in-law, Virginia Wachtendonk; brother-in-law, Leland (Betty) Blohm; sisters-in-law: Shirley Vanden Berg and Nancy (Melvin) Klarner.
In addition to her parents and husband, she is preceded in death by a son, Joseph; two brothers, Henry and Richard; sister, Agnes Baehler; son-in-law, Paul Vande Hei; brothers-in-law: Louis Wendt and Donald Vanden Berg.
Friends may call at St. John’s Catholic Church, Seymour on Wednesday, January 31, 2018 from 3 p.m. until the funeral mass at 7 p.m. with Fr. Brian Belongia and Deacon Rich Matuszak officiating. Entombment will take place at Allouez Mausoleum, Green Bay. Online condolences to Florine’s family may be expressed at www.muehlboettcher.com
Muehl-Boettcher Funeral Home, Seymour is assisting the family with arrangements.
Special thanks to the staff at Meadow Wood Assisted Living and to Unity Hospice for the wonderful care given to our mother and grandmother.

Florine M. Blohm

Florine M. Blohm

Florine M. Blohm

Florine M. Blohm, 87, of Seymour passed away on Sunday, January 28, 2018 at Meadow Wood Assisted Living. She was born on December 10, 1930, daughter of the late Peter and Clementine (Merckx) Wachtendonck.
Florine attended normal school and taught in a one-room school house. She used her skills as a substitute teacher while raising her family.
She was united in marriage to Alvin Blohm on January 27, 1953 at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Seymour. Florine remained an active lifelong member of the church, having served as the CCD Coordinator, church secretary, song leader, and choir member.
Florine worked as an Administrative Assistant at Bank One for many years prior to her retirement.
She enjoyed sewing, singing, playing piano, gardening, long walks, and especially time spent with her family.
Florine is survived by her children: Mike (Mary) Blohm, Judy Blohm, Mary (Jeff) Skinkis, Mark Blohm, Jim (Cory) Blohm, John Blohm (special friend Candy Webster), Marsha Vande Hei (special friend Gary Johnson), Matt (Deb) Blohm; grandchildren: Chad (Cortney) Blohm, Erin (Max) Brown, Jenny (David) Jennings, Nicole (Jack) Carter, Elizabeth (Lewis) Prior, Casey, Sam and Zack Blohm, Megan, Justin and Jason Skinkis, Ben (Chelsea), Mackenzie and Cole Vande Hei, Gwen (Brandon) Mooren, Erica and Craig Blohm, Dayne and Hailee Blohm, Jordan and Mikayla Blohm; nine great-grandchildren. She is further survived by a sister, Joan Wendt; and sister-in-law, Virginia Wachtendonk; brother-in-law, Leland (Betty) Blohm; sisters-in-law: Shirley Vanden Berg and Nancy (Melvin) Klarner.
In addition to her parents and husband, she is preceded in death by a son, Joseph; two brothers, Henry and Richard; sister, Agnes Baehler; son-in-law, Paul Vande Hei; brothers-in-law: Louis Wendt and Donald Vanden Berg.
Friends may call at St. John’s Catholic Church, Seymour on Wednesday, January 31, 2018 from 3 p.m. until the funeral mass at 7 p.m. with Fr. Brian Belongia and Deacon Rich Matuszak officiating. Entombment will take place at Allouez Mausoleum, Green Bay. Online condolences to Florine’s family may be expressed at www.muehlboettcher.com
Muehl-Boettcher Funeral Home, Seymour is assisting the family with arrangements.
Special thanks to the staff at Meadow Wood Assisted Living and to Unity Hospice for the wonderful care given to our mother and grandmother.

Roger Lee Rupp

Roger Lee Rupp

Roger Lee Rupp

Roger Lee Rupp, 81, Seymour, passed away Thursday evening, January 25, 2018, at Woodside Nursing Home, Green Bay.  He was born April 10, 1936, son of the late Fred and Ella (Smith) Rupp in Westbrook, MN.

Roger moved to Green Bay with his family in 1944.  He grew up on a farm in Seymour township, of which he later owned and operated until 1989.

On July 2, 1960 he was united in marriage to Donna Mae Mueller.

He assisted Donna’s parents on the farm for a number of years.  In 1989 Roger and Donna moved to Ashwaubenon where he babysat his grandsons and attended most every toy and steam engine show there was.  He enjoyed going to flea markets looking for toys to restore.

Roger is survived by his wife of 57 years, Donna; daughter, Tina Marie (Timothy) Moureau, Green Bay; grandsons: Lucas J. Moureau, Algoma; and Mitchell L. Moureau, Green Bay; three sisters: Dorie Baake, Crivitz; Lola (Joe) Sobieck, Phelps; Kayla (Reuben) Anderson, Green Bay; a godson, Donald Baake, Crivitz; and many nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, Roger was preceded in death by his in-laws, Reinhold H. and Hilda Mueller; and a brother-in-law, Marvin Baake.

Friends may call at Muehl-Boettcher Funeral Home, Seymour on Tuesday, January 30, 2018 from 9:30 am until the funeral service at 11:00 am.  Burial will take place in South Cicero Cemetery.  Online condolences may be expressed to Roger’s family at www.muehlboettcher.com

 

Susan “Sis” M. Figlinski

Susan “Sis” M. Figlinski

Susan “Sis” M. Figlinski

Susan “Sis” M. Figlinski, age 56 of the Town of Navarino, Shawano County passed away on Saturday, January 20 , 2018 at Atrium Post Acute Care at Maple Lane in the Town of Belle Plaine.

Susan was born on February 9, 1961 in New London as the daughter of Valjean (Tyler) Quaintance and the late Norman W. Quaintance, Sr. Her family moved a number of times while Susan was a child and she was later united in marriage to Brian Long. The couple had 2 sons and later divorced. Susan was later married to Darryell Figlinski on November 1, 1996 in Shawano. She worked for 15 years as a housekeeper for NorthStar Casino in Bowler prior to her health deteriorating. Susan had a fiery personality which often included letting people know they were “number 1”. She had a huge heart when it came to her family and friends and enjoyed collecting Tweety Bird memorabilia. Susan will be forever missed by those closest to her.
Survivors include: Her Husband: Darryell.
Sons: Jeremy & Ryan Long.
Mother: Valjean “Val” Quaintance.
Many loving grandchildren.
Sisters: Cathy Quaintance & Tina (Jeremy) Durkey.
Brothers: Gordy (Val), Dennis, Randy (Carren) Chris (Sara), & Terry (Julie) Quaintance.
Step-Father-in-law: Elmer Lettau.
As well as numerous other nieces, nephews, and other relatives.
Susan was preceded in death by her father Norman Quaintance, Sr., brothers; Norman Quaintance, Jr. & Wesley “Butch” Quaintance, sisters; Candy Quaintance, Tammy Berry, & Robin Dawiedczyk, a niece, a nephew, and her mother-in-law & father-in-law; Bennie Figlinski and Dorothy Lettau.
A Celebration of Life will be held for Susan at 11 AM on Wednesday, January 24, 2018 at the United Methodist Church, 24 13th Street, Clintonville with Rev. Mark Geisthardt officiating. Friends may call at the church on Wednesday from 9 AM until the time of the service. The Eberhardt-Stevenson Funeral Home & Crematory of Clintonville is assisting her family.
Susan’s family would like to express their sincere appreciation for the loving care she received first at her home from Mom Q, Aunt Barb, & Lisa and later from the staff of Maple Lane and Theda Care at Home Hospice, especially Kristy Crum.

Nancy S. Mueller

Nancy S. Mueller

Nancy S. Mueller

Nancy S. Mueller, 74, of Seymour, passed away Thursday, January 18, 2018, at Good Shepherd Nursing Home, Seymour. She was born September 18, 1943, daughter of the late Leroy and Erdine (Steffens) Schmidt.

On October 24, 1964, she was united in marriage to Curtiss Mueller. He preceded her in death on February 14, 2017.
Nancy is a member of Emmanuel Lutheran Church, Seymour.
She was most commonly known to family, friends, and neighbors as “Grandma Farm”. Spending time with her family was the most important thing for Nancy. She enjoyed farming, gardening, and cooking, always trying new recipes.
Nancy was always a wonderful mother, grandmother, and friend. Her willingness to help anyone in a time of need is something we will always remember. Nancy was very grateful for the life she was able to live on the farm with her family.
She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, David (Tina) Mueller, Seymour; daughter and son-in-law, Wendy (Don) Verhasselt, De Pere; grandchildren: Marc, Jacob, Kyle (special friend Sarah), Autumn (special friend Kody) Mueller, all of Seymour; sister-in-law, Shirley Mueller, Seymour; Godchildren, Eugene Mueller and Darren Mueller.
In addition to her parents and husband, she is preceded in death by a brother-in-law, Leslie Mueller
Friends may call at Emmanuel Lutheran Church, Seymour on Tuesday, January 23, 2018, from 9 a.m. until services at 11 a.m. with Pastor Natalie Kramer-McComb officiating. Burial will take place in the parish cemetery. Online condolences may be expressed at www.muehlboettcher.com
Muehl-Boettcher Funeral Home, Seymour is assisting the family with arrangements.
Our family thanks the staff at Good Shepherd, and Unity Hospice staff, especially Ashley, Cheryl and Heather for all their care, love and support during this time.

Ronald Grochowski

Ronald Grochowski

Ronald Grochowski

Ronald Grochowski, 70, of Seymour, passed away Thursday, January 11, 2018, at Froedtert Hospital in Milwaukee. He was born September 6, 1947, son of the late Lawrence and Genevieve (Kolek) Grochowski.
Ron is an Air Force Veteran, having enlisted right after graduating from Seymour High School in 1965. He was a member of St. Stanislaus Catholic Church, Hofa Park.
Ron worked as an electrician at Proctor and Gamble for 32 years prior to retiring in 2002.
He was passionate about farming, and loved his cattle and dogs. He was a loving uncle and had an impact on all of his nieces and nephews.
He is survived by his siblings: Donna (Robert) Lytie, Nancy (Lee) Bisterfeldt, Linda (Robert) Ozarowicz, and Michael Grochowski; nieces and nephews: Tim, Joe, Rena, Ben, Tony, Amber, and Sam. Also survived by other relatives and friends.
Friends may call at Muehl-Boettcher Funeral Home on Sunday, January 14, 2018 from 4:00 pm until 8:00 pm with a parish prayer service at 7:30 pm. Visitation will continue St. Stanislaus Catholic Church on Monday, January 15, 2018 from 9:30 am until the funeral mass at 11:00 am with Fr. Patrick Gawrylewski officiating. Burial will take place in the parish cemetery. Online condolences to Ron’s family may be expressed at www.muehlboetther.com

Winton E. Severson

Winton E. Severson

Winton E. Severson

Winton E. Severson, 81, of Appleton, passed away Friday, January 12, 2018, at St. Elizabeth Hospital. He was born December 11, 1936, son of the late Bannet and Opal (Foate) Severson.
He was a long-time and faithful member of Emmanuel Lutheran Church, Seymour.
Winton was a proud Air Force Veteran, serving from 1960 to 1967, and retired from the Air Force as a Captain. He was a very proud member of the Retired Officers Club of N.E.W., and also a member of the Military Officers Association of America.
Winton was a purveyor of antiques; watches, clocks, and cars. He was an enthusiastic member of the Nicolet Model A Ford Club of America.
He enjoyed the arts, attending symphonies and theater productions on a regular basis. Spending time at his cottage on Lake Winnebago was one of his favorite things to do.
Winton is survived by his sister, Shirley (Claire) Robinson, Monona, WI; sister-in-law, Gerry Severson; and eight nieces and nephews: Joan, Lynn, Brad, Brock, Jim, Mark, Kathy, and Tom.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Bannet “Bud” Severson.
Friends may call at Emmanuel Lutheran Church, Seymour on Saturday, January 20, 2018 from 9:30 am until the funeral service at 11:00 am with Pastor Roland Lindeman officiating. Burial will take place in the parish cemetery. Online condolences may be expressed at www.muehlboettcher.com
In Winton’s honor, a memorial fund will be established in his memory to support the causes he loved.
Muehl-Boettcher Funeral Home, Seymour is assisting the family with arrangements.

Georgine H. K. Sasman

Georgine H. K. Sasman

Georgine H. K. Sasman

Georgine H. K. Sasman, 96, of Black Creek passed away on Thursday, January 4, 2018. She was united in marriage to Alvin “Happy” Sasman and he preceded her in death in 1971.
She is survived by her children: Linda (Michael) Wisniewski, Connie (Ruebin) Kroger, Charlotte Sasman (special friend Chuck), and Rodney (Michelle) Sasman; son-in-law, Bruce Baehman; eight grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren; and brother, Dewey Schmidt.
She is preceded in death by her husband, Alvin; daughter, Dolly Baehman; sisters: Myra (Austin) Wehrman, Fern (Lester) Zuleger; and brother, Leslie (Marge) Schmidt.
Private family services were held. Muehl-Boettcher Funeral Home, Seymour, assisted the family with arrangements. Online condolences may be expressed at www.muehlboettcher.com

William “Bill” Symons Sr. 1940-2017

William Symons Sr.

William Symons Sr.

William “Bill” G. Symons Sr. age 77, of Appleton, passed away peacefully on Sunday, December 31, 2017. He was born on December 12, 1940, in Hancock Michigan.
Bill enjoyed reading anything related to European history and drinking English tea. He visited Europe over 25 times with his favorite place being Cornwall, England, from which his grandparents had emigrated. He liked listening to polka music and playing the accordion. He was an elementary school teacher and a bus driver. His passion was driving a bus which allowed him to travel across much of the United States. He also adored his two cats who kept him company.
He is survived by his daughter Heather (Adam) Risley; daughter Michele (Darrin) Hagerty; and son William (Will) Jr. (Michelle) Symons. He was very proud of his four grandsons, Austin Hagerty, Kollin Martinson, Andrew Risley and Zechariah Symons. He is also survived by his brother Eldred Symons and niece, Shelby (Stan) Trauner. Bill is further survived by many other dear family members and friends too numerous to list but never forgotten.
He was preceded in death by his father and mother, Reginald and Mildred (Hand) Symons and his wife, Audrey (Tetzlaff).
Bill’s Memorial Service will be held on Friday, January 5, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. at EMMANUEL UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, 740 E. College Avenue in Appleton. Visitation will be held the same day starting at 9:00 a.m. until the time of the service. In lieu of flowers, Bill’s family will be establishing a memorial fund. Online condolences can be shared at www.wichmannfargo.com

Lorraine C. Luebke

Lorraine Luebke

Lorraine Luebke

Lorraine C. Luebke 93, of De Pere, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, December 20, 2017, at Unity Hospice surrounded by her family. She was born July 16, 1924, daughter of the late Stanley and Agnes (Szymanski) Mastey. On September 25, 1946, she was united in marriage to Lowell Luebke at Assumption B.V.M. Church in Pulaski. He preceded her in death October 22, 2015. They farmed in the Pulaski area until they retired to Seymour. In 2001 they moved to De Pere to live with her daughter.
Lorraine was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Community Church in, De Pere. She was a past member of Christian Women at St. John’s Catholic Church. She enjoyed making quilts, crocheting, reading, playing cards and helping her husband with his various jobs.
She is survived by her daughter, Cheryl (Ed) Phillips, De Pere; two sons: Bob (Linda) Luebke, Oconto Falls; Gary (Kathy) Luebke, Pulaski; grandchildren: Dawn (Jeff) Brumm, Tami Ohuafi (special friend Jim Lenz), Beth Matzke (special friend Ken Devroy), Jason (Karri) Luebke, and Kelly (Jon) Whitcomb; ten great-grandchildren; and one great great-grandson; siblings: Eugene (Vi) Mastey, Leonard (Rose Marie) Mastey, Verna Strupp, Evelyn Lubinski, Geraldine Kuklinski; sister-in-law, June Boettcher.
Lorraine is preceded in death by her son, Jim; brothers: Florian, Norbert, Alvin and John; sisters: Florence Rawlsky, Rita Immel and Isabelle Mastey.
Friends may call at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 4805 Sportsman Dr. De Pere on Thursday, December 28, 2017 from 9:00 a.m. until the funeral mass at 11:00 a.m. with Fr. Richard Getchel officiating. Burial will take place in the Assumption B.V.M. Cemetery in Pulaski.
Muehl-Boettcher Funeral Home, Seymour is assisting the family with arrangements.
Online condolences may be expressed at www.muehlboettcher.com
The Luebke family extends a special thank you to the entire Unity Hospice team for their exceptional care and support. Also, a special thank you to Cheryl from Bob and Gary for taking care of our mom.

 

George M. Samson

George M. Samson

George M. Samson

George M. Samson, 44, of Nichols, passed away Monday afternoon, December 18, 2017, at St. Mary’s Hospital, Green Bay. He was born November 22, 1973, son of Judy (Henning) Samson and the late Marvin Samson. On September 17, 2004, he was united in marriage to Kerri Boettcher.
George was a Seymour High School graduate class of 1992. George was employed as a field service tech of Rock Removal Services in Green Bay. Formerly employed by Black Creek Bakery, Ron’s Service Black Creek, Dan’s Tire, Michaels Corporation of Neenah and was a former volunteer EMT. He enjoyed hunting, and most of all hunting with his son, Wyatt, he also enjoyed target practicing with primitive guns and pre-1840 trapper era in reenactments with his family.
He is survived by his wife, Kerri; son, Wyatt; mother, Judy Samson; sisters: Susan (Stanley) Jochman, Seymour; Connie (Timothy) Shannon, Nekoosa; mother-in-law and father-in-law: Tom and Barb Boettcher, Crivitz; brothers-in-law and sister-in-law: Jamie (Sue) Boettcher, Menasha; and Andy Boettcher, Iowa.
Friends may call at St. John’s United Church of Christ, Black Creek on Saturday, December 23, 2017, from 9:00 am until services at noon with Pastor Tom Fritz officiating. Online condolences may be expressed at www.muehlboettcher.com
Muehl-Boettcher Funeral Home, Seymour is assisting the family with arrangements.
In lieu of flowers a memorial fund will be established for Wyatt’s education fund.

Doris Anne Vanden Heuvel

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Doris Anne Vanden Heuvel, 80, of Gilbert, AZ, born in Seymour, passed away peacefully Sunday, December 10, 2017 with family by her side. She was born September 12, 1937, daughter of the late Frank and Pearl (Winters) Krueger. On December 27, 1958, she was united in marriage to William “Bill” Vanden Heuvel. He preceded her in death November 23, 2007.
Doris was kind and caring, always put family first and cherished time with her children and grandchildren. She was an avid Packer fan and enjoyed watching football games on Sunday.
She is survived by her children: Jayme (Lisa) Vanden Heuvel, Batavia, IL; Vicki (Tim) Davies, Miller Place, NY; Ann (Bob) Hattan, Downers Grove, IL; and Paul (Diane) Vanden Heuvel, Newnan, GA; grandchildren: Billy Vanden Heuvel, Rachel (Bryce) Lewis, Aaron and Briana Davies, Bradley and Anthony Hattan, Sommer and Lauren Vanden Heuvel; great grandchildren: Emma and Haley Lewis; sister, Betty Raether, Green Bay; brothers-in-law: Bud (Audrey) Vanden Heuvel, Seymour, WI; Jerome Vanden Heuvel, Seymour, WI; Bob (Carolyn) Vanden Heuvel, Port Washington, WI; sisters-in-law, Nancy (Rich) Stephani, Sheboygan, WI; Kate (John) Avery, Chandler, AZ; Joyce (Herb) Grulke, Green Bay, WI; and Audrey (Tom) Zuleger, Denmark, WI; numerous nieces and nephews.
Doris is preceded in death by her sister-in-law, Jean Vanden Heuvel; brothers-in- law, Elwood Raether and Earl Vanden Heuvel.
A funeral mass will be held on Monday, December 18, 2017, at 11 a.m., St. John’s Catholic Church with Father Brian Belongia and Deacon Rich Matuszak officiating. Burial will take place in the parish cemetery.
Online condolences may be expressed at www.muehlboettcher.com.

Desmond Jason Blicharz

Desmond Blicharz

Desmond Blicharz

Desmond Jason Blicharz, infant son of Jason Blicharz and Megan Fiers, passed away Saturday, December 2, 2017, at St. Mary’s Hospital, Green Bay.
He is survived by his parents, Jason and Megan; sister, Scarlet; grandparents: Kathy (Tomas Mischler) Romenesko, Jay Fiers, Ed and Deb Blicharz; aunts and uncles: Jessica, Jed, John, and Angie; great-grandparents: John and Mary Fiers, Maynard and Roseann Romenesko.
He was preceded in death by great-grandparents: Bonnie Fiers, Eugene and Mildred Blicharz, John and Bernice Haeflinger; infant cousin, Zoe.
A memorial service was held at Muehl-Boettcher Funeral Home, Seymour, on Friday, Dec. 8, 2017.
Online condolences may be expressed at www.muehlboettcher.com

Virginia June Butters

Virginia June Butters

Virginia June Butters

Virginia June Butters passed away peacefully at the Good Shepherd Home with family present on December 7, 2017. She was born on October 10, 1922, in Sheboygan County to the late Harland & Mittie Taylor. She married Stanley Butters on November 14, 1942. Stanley preceded her in death on April 7, 2014, after 71 years of marriage.
She was an active member of Seymour/Cicero EUB & United Methodist Churches (New Life U. M. Church) where she taught Sunday school and sang in the choir for many years. Virginia in addition to raising three sons worked at various jobs including the Seymour Bakery and Seymour drug store. She worked with handicapped children at New Hope Nursery, was a president of the American Field Service sponsoring a foreign exchange student (Persio Frietas from Brazil) and a president of TOPPS for a number of years. In her youth she participated in many talent shows, singing with her sister Jean. She enjoyed singing and playing games with family and making delicious meals for family gatherings.
She and her husband enjoyed traveling with their camper and motor home, visiting many areas in the USA and Canada. Her favorite camping place was with her family at United Methodist Wildwood Campground at Pine Lake. In her later years she spent many hours helping her husband making silhouette yard ornaments.
Virginia is survived by three children: Robert (Darlene) of Seymour; Terry (Marilyn) of Beloit; and Randy (Teresa) of Madison; nine grandchildren; and 21 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her sister, Jean Steurwald and brother-in-law, Pete; and sister-in-law, Jane Snow and brother-in-law Ronald.
Friends may call at Muehl-Boettcher Funeral Home, Seymour on Wednesday, December 13, 2017, from 10:00 a.m. until services at 12:00 a.m. with Pastor Mark Klaisner officiating. Burial will take place in Cicero Methodist Cemetery. Online condolences may be expressed at www.muehlboettcher.com
A memorial fund has been established.
A special thank you to the staff of Good Shepherd Nursing Home for their years of loving care, Unity Hospice, and Muehl-Boettcher Funeral Home for their care and concern.

Margaret Ann Bates

Margaret Bates

Margaret Bates

Margaret Ann Bates, age 94, passed away peacefully on Saturday, November 25, 2017 at The Bridges of Appleton. Margaret was born on September 18, 1923 to the late William and Augusta (Lubben) Pluger in Shiocton. She graduated from Shiocton High School in 1942. Margaret was united in marriage to Ben Bates on December 6, 1944 at Emanuel Lutheran Church in New London. She liked to sew, bake, do crafts, play Yahtzee and put puzzles together.
Margaret is survived by her children, Bonnie (Milo) Schmaling and Ben Bates; 11 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; sister, Lucille Wadel and daughters-in-law, Carla Bates and Linda Bates. She is further survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Margaret was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Ben; sons, Dan Bates and Lee Bates and siblings, Barbara Strong, William Pluger Jr., Edwin Pluger, Ione Pluger and James Pluger.
A visitation for Margaret was held on Monday, November 27, 2017, at Borchardt Moder Funeral Home in Shiocton. Burial was in Shiocton Bovina Cemetery, Town of Bovina.

Omar J. Seely

Seely, Omar J.

Seely, Omar J.

Omar J. Seely, 90, of Nichols passed away Thursday, November 30, 2017 at his home. He was born January 20, 1927, son of the late Orrin and Addie (Dornbrock) Seely. On June 8, 1957, he was united marriage to Kathleen Enrico. She preceded him in death April 23, 2001. He was united in marriage to Joyce (Sievert) Sigl on June 14, 2013.
He was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church, Cicero and a World War II Navy and Coast Guard Veteran. Omar enjoyed fishing, especially his favorite spots in upper Michigan, horses, collecting records, old country music, flea markets and garage sales. But most of all he loved spending time with his dog, Buster giving him watermelon for treats.
Omar is survived by his wife, Joyce; his son, Terry (Sue) Seely; daughters: Sally Seely (Carlos), Sherry Bugler and Susan (Ed) Pye; step-children: Bonnie (Tim) Hanson, Leonard Sigl (friend, Bev), and Dennis (Chris) Sigl; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
He is preceded in death by his son, Steve; brother, Bill and sister, Nancy.
Friends may call at Immanuel Lutheran Church, Cicero on Thursday, December 7, 2017, from 9:30 am until services at 11:00 am with Pastor Ty Stoneburner officiating. His cremains will be intered at Highland Memorial Park, Appleton. Online condolences may be expressed at www.muehlboettcher.com.
Muehl-Boettcher Funeral Home, Seymour is assisting the family with arrangements.
Omar, keep your fishing hooks baited, until we meet again.

Gerald Eick

Gerald "Jerry" Eick

Gerald “Jerry” Eick

Gerald “Jerry” Eick, 80, of Seymour passed away early Monday morning, November 27, 2017, at Aurora Medical Center in Green Bay. He was born September 5, 1937, son of the late Earl and Bernice (Prelipp) Eick. On November 8, 1958, he was united in marriage to Harriet Almos.
Jerry was a Marine Veteran and a member of Emmanuel Lutheran Church, Seymour. He was owner of Seymour Roofing and Siding, and later was employed with H.J. Martin & Sons. Jerry was a past owner of Seymour VFW and Eicks in Isaar. He was a volunteer fireman for the City of Seymour and retired as an Assistant Fire Chief after 26 years.
He is survived by his wife Harriet; children: Wylie (Ron) Leisgang, Wendy Eick (Jeff Roberts), Jeff (Jennifer) Eick; grandchildren: Eric (Stacey) Leisgang, Justin (Tiffany) Leisgang, Quinn Leisgang, Darcie (Brian) Wichman, Jedidiah (Mel) Doepker, Erin (Kyle) Heiden, Emily (Brad) Steward, Makayla (Ben) La Marche and Brady Eick; great-grandchildren: Colin, Lucas, Kendal, Camryn, Avery Leisgang, Salem Boyd, Ashlyn, Mason, Amelia Wichman, Trace and Sloane Heiden, and Rose La Marche; one sister, Sally (Eick) Kools-Gavlak; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law: Janice (Bob) Eick, Susan Patz, and Jerry (Judy) Almos.
Jerry is preceded in death by an infant brother, Ronald and brother-in-law, Jerry Patz.
Friends may call at Emmanuel Lutheran Church, Seymour on Friday, December 1, 2017 from 4:00 pm until services at 7:00 pm with Pastor Roland Lindeman officiating. Burial will take place in the parish cemetery. Online condolences may be expressed at www.muehlboettcher.com
Muehl-Boettcher Funeral Home, Seymour is assisting the family with arrangements.
A special thank you to Dr. Gautum, Dr. Meyer and the staff of Aurora Hosital for all your care and concern.

Craig Daelke

Craig Daelke

Craig Daelke

Craig Alan Daelke, 33, of Seymour passed away Sunday evening, November 19, 2017, at Bellin Hospital, surrounded by his family and friends. He was born December 29, 1983, son of Kent and Cathy (Rudnick) Daelke. On July 17, 2010, he was united in marriage to Jane Przybylinski.
Craig was a 2002 graduate of Seymour High School. He was the maintenance manager at Western Adobe Apartments. Craig enjoyed racing his mustang, was an aspiring crossfitter, loved duck hunting, and was an avid outdoorsman. His greatest love in life was for his wife, Jane and daughter, Louise.
Craig is survived by his wife, Jane; daughter, Louise; parents Kent and Cathy Daelke; brother, Matt Daelke (special friend Jessica) and their son, Jaxson; grandmother, Gloria Daelke; mother-in-law, Mary Jane Beno; his fathers-in-law, Jess Schaetz and Mark Przybylinski (special friend Sandy); sister-in-law and brothers-in-law: Franny Schaetz, Phil Przybylinski, and Joe Schaetz; aunts, uncles and cousins.
Friends may call at Muehl-Boettcher Funeral Home, Seymour on Friday, November 24, 2017 from 4:00-8:00 pm with services at 8:00 pm. Online condolences may be expressed at www.muehlboettcher.com.
In lieu of flowers a memorial fund has been established to the Louise Daelke education fund.
Craig, you were so strong and such an amazing daddy, husband, son, brother, uncle and friend to many. Your sarcasm, perseverance, infectious heart, genuine and fun-loving spirit radiated from you. You will never be forgotten and will be loved forever.

A special thank you to all the staff of Bellin Hospital and the cancer team.

Richard E. Farley

Richard E. Farley

Richard E. Farley

71 of Honolulu, HI passed away at St Francis Hospice on November 13th. Rick was born in Green Bay, WI to Eugene and Bernardine (Kabat) Farley. Rick serviced his County in the US Navy during the Vietnam War (4 years). He worked 16 years at IBEW, 29 years at DOT airport maintenance until retirement.
Survived by Wife Gail and daughters Charity-anne (Dan) DeMattos, Amy (Donovan) Lewis and grand kids Laureen Anne and Casydee DeMattos. Brothers Paul (Dee), Jim (Lois) sisters Kathleen (Sam) Sanfelippo and Patricia (Bob) and his Ohio Family
Step daughter Charisse and grand kids Richard, Ryan Bell also Ashley Natividad (Bell)
Will be greatly missed and never be forgotten.
Burial took place in the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific (Punchbowl)
Donations to pancreatic cancer, Farley, Richard E.

Lucille E. (Nee Hackl) Van Lannen

Lucille E. (Nee Hackl) Van Lannen

Lucille E. (Nee Hackl) Van Lannen

Lucille E. (Nee Hackl) Van Lannen, 85, of Seymour passed away peacefully, Tuesday morning, November 14, 2017, at Forest Glen, Seymour. She was born January 3, 1932, daughter of the late Edward and Elizabeth (Zepnick) Hackl.
Lucille owned and operated Luci’s Bar in Hofa Park for many years. She enjoyed gardening, flowers, card playing, watching and identifying birds, and most of all she was an avid reader
Lucille is survived by her nine children: Wayne (Ellen) Van Lannen, Suamico; Jean Miller (Marty), Oneida; Audrey Van Lannen, New London; Cheryl Van Lannen, Appleton; Marilyn Parker, St. Charles, IL; Susan (Mike) Peters, Medford; Michael (Lori) Van Lannen, Barling, AK; Jack (Annette) Van Lannen, Pulaski; David (Christine) Van Lannen, Germany; 21 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; sister, Kathleen Kahnt, Florida; and brother, Norbert Hackl, Suamico.
She is preceded in death by her infant son, Richard; infant sister, Alice; brother, Gerald Hackl; and sisters: Virginia Ciesielczyk and Dorothy Van Gheem.
Friends may call at Muehl-Boettcher Funeral Home, Seymour Monday, November 20, 2017 from 4:00 – 8:00 pm, with a prayer service at 7:30 pm. Visitation will continue at St. Sebastian’s Catholic Church, Isaar Tuesday, November 21, 2017 from 9:30 am until the funeral mass at 11:00 am with Father Brian Belongia officiating. Burial will take place in the parish cemetery.
Online condolences may be expressed at www.muehlboettcher.com.
A special thank you to the staff of Forest Glen and Unity Hospice for all your care and concern.

Raymond L. Johnson

Raymond Johnson

Raymond Johnson

Raymond L. Johnson, 95, was born on July 6, 1922, to Elizabeth Pfaff Johnson and Arthur Hjlamar Johnson in Eau Claire, Wisconsin. He is one of six siblings, Viola, Lorraine, Arthur, Leroy and Dale Johnson, who predecease him.

He married Jean I. Johnson of Saltsburg, Pennsylvania, on July 16, 1947, in Washington D.C. They have two daughters, Jacqueline Johnson (Jay) of Seymour, Wisconsin, and Janet (Bruce) Bauer of Green Bay, Wisconsin, and three grandchildren, Eric Boie, Zena Bauer and Zak Bauer of Green Bay, Wisconsin, all of whom survive him.

In 1942, Raymond moved to Washington D.C. to work for the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) in the Missing Files area. In 1943, he joined the U.S. Navy and served in World War II on the submarine SS Sawfish in the Sea of Japan (often telling the story about sharing a bunk with a torpedo, until it was used).

After the war (1946), Raymond returned to Washington D.C. and to the FBI, where he met and married the love of his life Jean in 1947, and attended Princeton, and completed his degree at Benjamin Franklin University in 1949. He became a special agent for the FBI and worked out of offices in Alabama, New Jersey, New York and Wisconsin. After he retired in 1974, he taught Law Enforcement at Chippewa Valley Technical College in Eau Claire, Wisconsin. After retiring as an educator, he became a Private Detective (FACTS) and became part of the Wisconsin Polygraph Association.

Family, friends, and faith provided his greatest joy. In addition, Raymond enjoyed hunting at his cabin in Glen Flora, Wisconsin, and relaxing and fishing at his cottage on Prairie Lake in Chetek, Wisconsin. He and Jean loved to travel, especially to Las Vegas, traveling there 106 times. Together, they traveled the Caribbean and Western Europe on 25 cruises, and enjoyed road trips around the United States.

Besides family, Raymond loved his four-legged family members (Cocker Spaniels), Dixie, Myra, Angel, Schatzie and Missy.

A private memorial service will be held on Wednesday, November 15. If you wish to honor Raymond, please say a prayer and celebrate his 95 years of a very blessed life. Online condolences may be expressed at www.muehlboettcher.com.

Muehl-Boettcher Funeral Home, Seymour is assisting the family with arrangements.

Thank you to Good Shepherd Nursing Home staff of Seymour, Wisconsin, Unity (Hospice) of De Pere, Wisconsin, and Muehl-Boettcher Funeral Home staff, for all the kindness that you have shown Raymond and our family.

Michael Van Straten

Michael Van Straten

Michael Van Straten

Michael L. Van Straten, age 78, Shiocton, passed away unexpectedly at his residence on Wednesday, November 1, 2017. He was born on October 7, 1939, in New London son of the late Lloyd and Marion (Lutz) Van Straten. He served his country in the US Army. On July 29, 1969, he married Sheryl Rusch in Shiocton. Mike was a self employed excavator; he started his business in 1967, Mike Van Straten Excavating retiring in 2007. Mike logged in the winters, did farm work and drove milk truck. He loved hunting, fishing, John Deere Tractors and going to the cabin in Mercer. He was extremely close to his grandkids and enjoyed attending their various sporting events. He loved people and especially going to breakfast with his buddies.

Mike is survived by his wife Sheryl; sons, Barry Van Straten (special friend Lynn), Shiocton and Bart (Amanda) Van Straten, Clintonville; five grandchildren: Christopher (Renee), Arianna, Sterling, Lauren, and Dillon; a brother Paul Van Straten, Clintonville; sisters: Sr. Elizabeth “Betty” Van Straten, (Religious Hospitallers of St. Joseph), Chicago, IL and Nancy (Steve) Rettler, Black Creek. He is further survived by numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, sister in-law, Marsha and a great nephew Carsen Rettler.

Funeral Mass for Mike will be held on Monday, November 6, 2017, at 11:00 a.m. at St. Denis Catholic Church, Shiocton, Fr. Richard Allen will be officiating. Visitation will be held at the St. Denis Church on Sunday from 1-4 p.m. and also on Monday morning from 9:00 a.m. until the time of service. Burial will be in the parish cemetery.

Borchardt Moder Funeral Home
Shiocton, 920-986-3191
PO BOX 119, New London WI 54961
www.clinehansonfuneralhomes.com

Ronald L. Peters

Ronald L. Peters

Ronald L. Peters

Ronald L. Peters, 76, of Bonduel passed away Tuesday morning, October 24, 2017, at his home. He was born the oldest of six children on August 20, 1941 a son of the late Norman and Dorothy (Henn) Peters.
Ron enlisted in the US Air Force, having served four years.
He was united in marriage to Judy Wolff, they celebrated 52 interesting years together.
Ron lived in the Seymour/Nichols area most of his life. He worked as a machinist and assembler in the Fox Valley prior to his retirement.
First and most important to Ron was his family. Family always came first to Ron before anything else. He enjoyed spending time with his children, grandkids, and great-grandkids, teaching them hunting, fishing, different birds and bird calls, how not to get lost in the woods, and so much more.
Ron’s saying was always, “Go slow and watch for the little things in life. When you go fast you break things and miss opportunity to see what is around you, especially the wild life.” He was a man of his word and would tell you the truth, even if you did not want to hear it.
Ron is survived by his wife, Judy; children: Therese (Tim) Schroeder and Steve Peters; grandchildren: Alison (Andrew) Zeinert, David (special friend Tiffany) Schroeder, Melanie (Brandon) Nooyen, Matthew Peters, Kathleen Peters, and Melissa Peters; great-grandchildren: Alaina and Amelia Zeinert, and Harvey Nooyen. Siblings: Sharon Ertl, Tom (Noramae) Peters, and Mary Lou (Andrew) Olson; sister-in-law, Sally Peters. In-laws: Ken (Doris) Wolff, Joan (Dennis) Booms, Diane (Tom) Mehlberg, and Robert Wolff.
He is preceded in death by his brother, Larry; brother-in-law, Kenneth Ertl; mother-in-law, Alice Landwehr Fermanich.
Friends may call at St. Lawrence Catholic Church, Navarino on Saturday, October 28, 2017, from 9:00 am until the funeral mass at 11:00 am with Fr. John Becker officiating. Military honors will be conducted at the church. Online condolences may be expressed at www.muehlboettcher.com
Muehl-Boettcher Funeral Home, Seymour is assisting the family with arrangements.

Vilas “Boots” L. Kraft

Vilas “Boots” L. Kraft, 95, of Seymour passed away peacefully Monday morning, October 23, 2017, at Meadow Wood Assisted Living, Seymour, with family by his side.  He was born April 7, 1922, son of the late Anthony and Arbie (Krause) Kraft in Dorchester, WI.  He graduated from Milltown High School in 1940, an attended the University of Wisconsin, Superior and the University of Notre Dame.
Vilas was a torpedomen in the Navy aboard the destroyer, the U.S.S. Wm. D. Portor in World War II.  He served in both the Atlantic and Pacific theatre having passed through the Panama Canal.  In 1945, he was united in marriage to Vernice Snell, In San Francisco, CA.
Vilas and his brother Lloyd owned and operated the Kraft Shoe Store in Seymour for many years.  He served as Boy Scout leader, Scout Master for many years, he served on the Muehl Library Board, on the Seymour School Board, Board of Appeals, and served as co-chairman with Roy Puls in helping a group of churches raise money for the Good Shepherd Nursing Home in Seymour.
Vilas is a member of Emmanuel Lutheran Church in Seymour.  He enjoyed wood-working and the many years he spent at “Higi-Chari” (Camp in the Woods).
He is survived by his wife, Vernice; son, Kenneth Kraft, Medford; two granddaughters: Brenda and Breanne; many nieces and nephews.
Vilas is preceded in death by a daughter-in-law, Judith; two brothers: Lloyd “Gabbey” (Esther) Kraft, and Kenneth, who was killed on Iwo Jima, World War II; and sister, Gladys (Tom) Reed.
To honor Vilas’s request, a private family funeral service will be held.
Online condolences may be expressed at www.muehlboettcher.com
Muehl-Boettcher Funeral Home, Seymour is assisting the family with arrangements.

Wallace “Wally” S. Beilfuss

Wallace "Wally" S. Beilfuss

Wallace “Wally” S. Beilfuss

Wallace “Wally” S. Beilfuss, 88, of Lakewood, formerly from Seymour, passed away peacefully Monday morning, October 16, 2017, at his home. He was born May 21, 1929, son of the late Seny and Minnie (Weier) Beilfuss. On June 3, 1950, he was united in marriage to Gordis Raaths and they had 66 wonderful years of marriage together. She preceded him in death on July 16, 2016.
He is a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church, Townsend; Wally owned and operated Wally’s Bowling Alley in Seymour for 32 years until his retirement. He enjoyed traveling with Gordis on family vacations. He was a devoted husband, father and grandfather. Most of all he enjoyed his family. Wally was a long time Seymour Lions Club member, active in local AARP group, elected to the Green Bay Bowling Association Hall of Fame and was the last of eight original Green Bay Bowling Proprietors. Wally enjoyed playing cards with his many friends and was an avid Packer fan.
Wally is survived by his children: Barb (Tom) Luepke, Rhonda (Dale) Marsh, Dan (Ruth) Beilfuss, all of Seymour, Debbie (Kevin) Jones, Black Creek, Jim Beilfuss, Seymour, Mary Wudtke, Bonduel; 14 grandchildren; 29 great-grandchildren; two sisters: Marge Peterson, Shawano, June Raether, Seymour; sisters-in-law: Regis Westphal, Karen (Earl) Brassow, Ruth Banaszynski, Violet Beilfuss, and Joyce Beilfuss.
He is preceded in death by a son-in-law, Phil Wudtke; sister, Lou (Vic) Radloff; brothers: Jerry Beilfuss and Bob Beilfuss; sisters-in-law: Fay (Gilbert) Bonnin and Marie (Joel) Sauer; and brothers-in-law: Lenny Banaszynski, Lothar Westphal, Ward Peterson, Bert Raether, and Vernie Rosenow.
Friends may call at Muehl-Boettcher Funeral Home, Seymour, on Friday, October 20, 2017, from 4 p.m. until 8 pm. Visitation will continue, on Saturday, October 21, 2017. at Emmanuel Lutheran Church, Seymour, from 12 noon until services at 2:00 pm with Pastor Steven Mueller officiating. Burial will take place in Emmanuel Lutheran Cemetery.
Online condolences may be expressed at www.muehlboettcher.com
A special thank you to all of Wally’s patrons over his many years in business, his card playing friends in Seymour and Lakewood and special friends who helped along the way.

Kenneth E. Roskom

Kenneth E. Roskom

Kenneth E. Roskom

Kenneth E. Roskom, 83, of Black Creek, passed away Monday morning, October 16, 2017, at his home with his family by his side. He was born August 7, 1934, son of the late Gilbert and Dorothy Roskom.
Ken is a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church, Cicero. He was employed with Heyrman Construction until his retirement. Ken was a past member of Pittsfield Gun Club and enjoyed trap shooting, was an avid hunter and fisherman. He enjoyed his trips to Canada, gardening, playing cribbage and his trike rides. Ken was a man of many talents and was known as the booyah connoisseur.
He is survived by his very special friend, Jean Smith; children: Sandy (Bill) Lemke, Craig (Linda) Mayotte, Linda Skarda, Chris Mayotte, Rene (Mike) Walker, Laureen (Jim) Hayden; many grandchildren and great-grandchildren; two brothers: Clayton (Dody) Roskom and Lenny Roskom; two sisters: Doris Geer and Judy Smurawa.
Ken is preceded in death by his wife, Joan; brother, Norman and sister, Shirley.
Friends may call at Immanuel Lutheran Church, N9580 County Rd. X, Black Creek on Thursday, October 19, 2017, from 10:00 am until services at noon with Pastor Ty Stoneburner officiating. Burial will take place in the St. John the Baptist Catholic Cemetery, Howard. Online condolences may be expressed at www.muehlboettcher.com
Muehl-Boettcher Funeral Home, Seymour is assisting the family with arrangements.
A special thank you to Jean Smith, the staff of St. Elizabeth 4th Floor, Affinity Visiting Nurses Hospice and Pastor Ty Stoneburner for all your care and concern.

Gerald C. Schaumberg

Gerald C. Schaumberg

Gerald C. Schaumberg

Gerald C. Schaumberg, 91, of Seymour passed away Saturday morning, October 14, 2017 at his home. He was born January 20, 1926, son of Gerry and Annie (Pautz) Schaumberg. On October 15, 1949, he was united in marriage to Gladys Wagner. The couple would have celebrated 68 years together today.
Gerald was a member of Emmanuel Lutheran Church, Seymour and farmed in the Town of Oneida until his retirement in 1988. He served as a Director with First National Bank of Seymour for over 30 years. He was an active member of the Fair Association. Gerald enjoyed playing cards with his card group at Petticoat along with friends and family. His favorite times were spent at Shawano Lake with family and friends.
Surviving is his wife, Gladys; children: Grace (Robert) Daoust, Gary (Becky) Schaumberg, Karen (Mike) Schmit, Scott (Sarah) Schaumberg; daughter-in-law, Susan Schaumberg; 14 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren; sister-in-law, Elaine Schaumberg.
Preceded in death by sons, Bruce, Douglas and Greg; siblings: Marie (Gordon) Bunkelman, Beatrice (Frank) Murphy, Vivian (Marvin) Druckrey, Margaret (Maurice) Barclay, Florence (Herbert) Rucsh, Bernice (Jim) Riehl, Maynard Schaumberg and Dorothy (Carlton) Stellmacher; brother-in-law, Francis Beil.
Friends may call at Muehl-Boettcher Funeral Home, Seymour on Wednesday, October 18, 2017, from 4:00-8:00 pm. Visitation will continue at Emmanuel Lutheran Church, Seymour on Thursday, October 19, 2017, from 9:30 am until services at 11:00 am with Pastor Roland Lindeman officiating. Burial will take place in St. John’s Catholic Cemetery. Online condolences may be expressed at www.muehlboettcher.com
Gerald was just featured in the Advertiser as one of three of the last surviving people featured on the mural at the Seymour Hotel.

Levi Randall Shepard

Levi Randall Shepard, infant son of Mike and Heather (Will) Shepard passed away Friday, October 13, 2017, at Thedacare Regional Medical Center, Neenah.
Levi is survived by his parents Mike and Heather; two brothers, Sean and Mason; maternal grandparents: Randy and Benda Will; paternal grandfather, Harold Shepard; maternal great-grandparents, Ray Hasz and Dorothy Will; paternal great-grandparents, LeRoy and Lois Hartlaben.
Preceded in death by his paternal grandmother, Bette (Hartlaben) Shepard.
Private family services will be held.
Muehl-Boettcher Funeral Home, Seymour is assisting the family with arrangements.
Online condolences can be express at www.muehlboettcher.com

Paul Brian Stover

Paul Brian Stover

Paul Brian Stover

Chief Petty Officer, Paul Brian Stover, age 64 of Jacksonville, Fl, lost his courageous battle with brain cancer, on Saturday September 16, 2017, but cancer never dimmed his smile and good humor.

Born in Detroit Lakes, MN on Nov.14, 1952 to the late Loren & Mary Jane Stover. As a young boy his family moved to Seymour, WI and he graduated from Seymour High in 1970. He joined the Navy in 1970 and served for 26 years. He retired as an E7 from the USS John Hancock in Jacksonville, FL. Over his years of service, his tours of duty took him to 60 countries and several duty stations. He took great pride in serving his country.

He loved his family and was a very caring & giving man. He loved his Green Bay Packers & WI Badgers. He enjoyed going back to WI in the winter to snowmobile. He liked to play Scrabble, telling jokes and stories of growing up. A little-known fact about Paul, back in the day he was a wonderful piano player.

He is survived by his wife, Paula; his children: Traci (Jeff) Meeker; Aaron (Marielena); and Hannah, all of Orlando. Stepdaughters; Ali (Justus) Stallard and Kara (Brent) King all of Jacksonville. Grandchildren; Evan, Max, Ava, Isaac and Grant. Brother Phillip (Marcie) and sister Eileen Eggert, all of Kaukauna, WI. He is further survived by numerous nieces, nephews, great nieces, great nephews and friends. Paul was preceded in death by wife Virginia; his parents; sister Joyce Walter; sister- in- law Becky Stover; and brothers- in-law Richard Walter and Daniel Eggert.

A full military burial with honors was held at Jacksonville National Cemetery on Wednesday, September 27, 2017. Due to this being a military service, flowers are not allowed. Please leave a memory or comment for the family on the online guestbook at http://www.newcomerorlando.com/Obituary/147181/Paul-Stover/Orlando-Florida

“Gerald “Jerry” Ruechel

Gerald “Jerry” Ruechel

Gerald “Jerry” Ruechel

Gerald “Jerry” Ruechel, 81, of Pulaski and Mesa, AZ, passed away Monday, October 2, 2017. He was born June 4, 1936, son of the late Gordon and Ruby (Caelwaerts) Ruechel.
Gerald is a member of St. Edward and Isidore Catholic Church, Flintville.
Gerald graduated from Pulaski High School in 1954 and entered the US Air Force in December, 1954 and served until October, 1958.
On August 27, 1955 he was united in marriage to Betty Paczkowski.
Gerald dairy farmed for many years and drove truck for Peters Concrete and Carew.
He enjoyed golfing, deer hunting, and bowling. Gerald also enjoyed singing in a chorus in Arizona and listening to music. During his time in Arizona, he was depended upon to watch over other properties and maintain them while people traveled.
He is survived by the mother of his children, Betty Maher; children: Virginia (Gary) Helein, Mark Ruechel, Brenda (Tom) Ehlers, Holly (Jerry) Husting, Scott (Cheryl) Ruechel, Eric (Janet) Ruechel, 21 grandchildren: Nick (Diana), Erica (Jason), Brock (fiancé Ashley), Megan (special friend William), Ryan, Ashley (JJ), Amy (Ben), Jared (fiancé Jennifer), Wes, Brad, Jeff, Elizabeth, Branden (special friend Jacki), Adam, Lacey, Amanda, Kevin, Kyle, Lukas, Samantha, (Josh), and Nathaniel; 3 great-grandchildren; daughter-in-law, Diane Ruechel. Further survived by his siblings: Leon (Janet) Ruechel, Marlis (Ed Ertman) Ruechel, Neal (Linda) Ruechel, Kay (Bob) Sorenson, Dean (Vicki) Ruechel, and Lori (Ray Spakowicz) Ruechel; sister-in-law, Sue Ruechel DePuy. Further survived by many nieces and nephews.
Gerald is preceded in death by an infant sister, Diane Ruechel; and brother, Lance Ruechel.
Friends may call at Muehl-Boettcher Funeral Home, Seymour on Thursday, October 5, 2017, from 4:00-8:00 pm with a prayer service at 7:30 pm. Visitation will continue on Friday, October 6, 2017, at St. Edward and Isidore Catholic Church, 3667 Flintville Rd, Suamico, from 9:30 am until the funeral mass at 11:00 am with Father David Hoffman officiating. Burial will take place in the parish cemetery with military honors.
Online condolences may be expressed at www.muehlboettcher.com

Sylvester Van Boxtel

Sylvester Van Boxtel

Sylvester Van Boxtel

Sylvester (Ves) Van Boxtel, 89, of Seymour lost his valiant battle against cancer on Monday, October 2, 2017 at his home. He was born May 16, 1928 in Seymour, son of the late Anton and Antonette (Wildenberg) Van Boxtel. On June 10, 1950 he was united in marriage to Dolores Arnoldussen and they enjoyed 67 years of marriage together.
Ves purchased the family farm from his father and enjoyed farming for many years. After selling the farm to his son Steve and because of his love of tractors and the outdoors, he began working at the Crystal Springs Golf Course maintaining their greens and of course playing lots of golf, another one of his loves. He enjoyed card playing with his family and friends and, also loved any type of dancing; square dancing, polkas, whatever. He was a devoted father and no matter how busy with farm chores he always kept Sunday aside for family time together.
He is survived by his wife Dolores; six children: Dennis (Kathy) Van Boxtel, Appleton; Steven (Paula) Van Boxtel, Seymour; Daniel (Teri) Van Boxtel, Seymour; Kenneth (Tina) Van Boxtel, Tomahawk; Diane (Russell Tapley) Van Boxtel, Green Bay; Darlene (Joe) Bougie, Freedom; grandchildren: Sara Stone, Carrie (Ken) Meyer, Ashley (Justin) Peterson, Amanda (Keith) Keskinen, Abbey Van Boxtel, Jamie (Christie) Van Boxtel, Cody (Sarah) Van Boxtel, Tiffany Van Boxtel, Dylan Van Boxtel (fiancée Ann Prescott), Autumn (Adam) Solakiewicz, Courtney Bougie, and Lindsey Bougie; step-grandchildren: Nathan (Jenna) Haase, Lyssa Haase, Cayley Haase, Lexie (Jed) Roffers, Ashley Spranger, Chelsea Spranger, and Allison Spranger; 15 great-grandchildren. Further survived by a brother, Ray Van Boxtel, and many nieces and nephews.
Sylvester is preceded in death by brothers and sisters.
Friends may call at St. John Catholic Church, Seymour, on Saturday, October 7, 2017 from 9:00 am until the funeral mass at 10:30 am with Fr. Brian Belongia officiating. Burial will take place in the parish cemetery. Muehl-Boettcher Funeral Home, Seymour, is assisting the family with arrangements. Online condolences may be expressed at www.muehlboettcher.com
In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund has been established in Sylvester’s memory.

Arlene A. Laumer

Arlene A. Laumer

Arlene A. Laumer

Arlene A. Laumer, 92, of Seymour, passed away Saturday, September 23, 2017, at Good Shepherd Nursing Home with her family by her side. She was born August 23, 1925, daughter of the late Oscar and Catherine (Schroeder) Helmers. On April 8, 1950, she was united in marriage to George Laumer in Milwaukee. He preceded her in death February 6, 2005.
Arlene was a member Cicero United Methodist Church. She truly enjoyed her friendship with all fellow residents at Good Shepherd and Shepherds Inn.
She is survived by her daughter, Susan (Gary) Thiel, Black Creek; grandchildren: Mya (Matt) Brugger, Sam (Chelsey) Thiel, and Arthur Thiel; great-grandchildren: Harrison and Mara; one sister, Mildred Kelly, Germantown; nieces and nephews.
Arlene is preceded in death by her sisters: Adelia Trampel, Lauren Helmers and Elaine Helmers; brothers: Harold Helmers and Marvin Helmers.
A funeral service was held at Muehl-Boettcher Funeral Home, Seymour, on Thursday, September 28, 2017, with Pastor Mark Klaisner officiating. Burial took place in Cicero United Methodist Cemetery. Online condolences may be expressed at muehlboettcher.com
Special thank you to the staff of Good Shepherd and Shepherds Inn for all the special care given to mother.

Phyllis P. Brown

Phyllis P. Brown

Phyllis P. Brown

Phyllis P. Brown, 97, of Appleton, passed away peacefully Monday morning, September 25, 2017, at Willow Lane Assisted Living. She was born September 14, 1920, in the Town of Cicero, daughter of the late Chester and Edith (Wilson) Krull. On April 22, 1939, she was united in marriage for 55 years to Ben Brown. He preceded her in death March 26, 1994.
She graduated from Seymour High School in 1938.
Phyllis is survived by her son, Ronald (Marlene) Brown, Appleton; daughter, Beverly (Mark) Schabo, Black Creek; grandchildren: Todd (Johnna) Brown, Lisa (Brian) Miller, Tom (Lisa) Brown, Ben (Tabatha) Schabo, Jason (Amy) Schabo and Mike (Margaret) Brown; 14 great-grandchildren: Brianna, Steffani, Meredith, Samantha, Taylor, Trevor, Jayce, Makala, Kylee, Cloe, Tessa, Teagan, Gavin and Carter; sister-in-law: Elaine Krull; nieces and nephews.
She is preceded in death by her brothers: Earl (Elsie) Krull, Russell (Eileen) Krull and Marvin Krull; one granddaughter, Rhonda Brown; in-laws: Geo and Jennie Brown; sisters-in-law: Berdine (Alfred) Sprinstroh, Adeline (Lester) Rockwell; brother-in-law, Kenneth (Ethel) Brown.
A funeral service was held at First English Lutheran Church, 326 E. North Street, Appleton on Friday, September 29, 2017, with Pastor Jeff Tengesdal officiating. Entombment took place in Highland Memorial Park, Appleton. Online condolences may be expressed at www.muehlboettcher.com
Muehl-Boettcher Funeral Home, Seymour is assisting the family with arrangements.
A special thank you to her niece Sharon Plaman, Willow Lane Assisted Living, the wonderful neighbors and the staff at Theda Care at Home Hospice, especially Christina, Steward, Ashley, Teddy, Trina and Ellen for all the care and concern.

Gerald E. Hackl

Gerald E. Hackl, 71, of Suamico, passed away Wednesday evening, September 20, 2017 at Bellin Hospital. He was born July 18, 1946, son of the late Edward and Elizabeth (Zepnick) Hackl.
Gerald was a member at St. Sebastian Catholic Church, Isaar.
Gerald graduated from Seymour High School in 1964. He then worked as an auto mechanic in Seymour. In the following years, he was employed at numerous car dealers in Green Bay. In 1999, he opened a stump grinding business in the Crivitz area. In 2008, he retired in Green Bay.
He is survived by his siblings: Lucille VanLannen, Seymour; Norbert Hackl, Suamico; Kathleen (Richard Duke) Kahnt, Florida; many nieces and nephews.
Gerald was preceded in death by his sisters, Dorothy (Elmer) VanGheem and Virginia Ciesielczyk; and a niece, Laura Skinkis.
Friends may call at St. Sebastian Catholic Church, Isaar on Saturday, Sept. 30, 2017 from 8:30 a.m. until the funeral mass at 10:00 am with Fr. Brian Belongia officiating. Burial will take place in the parish cemetery. Muehl-Boettcher Funeral Home, Seymour, is assisting the family with arrangements. Online condolences may be expressed at www.muehlboettcher.com
The Hackl Family would like to thank Alpha Senior Concepts for the wonderful care that Gerald received.

Donna M. Sachs

Donna M. Sachs

Donna M. Sachs

Donna M. Sachs, 82, of Seymour, passed away Wednesday, September 20, 2017, at Good Shepherd Nursing Home in Seymour. She was born March 11, 1935, daughter of the late Elmer and Joyce (Hurst) Beyer.
On October 15, 1955, she was united in marriage to Philip Sachs. He preceded her in death, January 1, 1998.
Donna was a member of Emmanuel Lutheran Church, Seymour. She volunteered her time at the Seymour Food Pantry and at Good Shepherd. Donna held various jobs including at the Hittner Clinic. She enjoyed flower gardening, bird watching, and traveling with the family. Donna was a wonderful caregiver to her husband, a caring mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother.
She is survived by her children: Richard (Mary Lu) Sachs, Green Bay; Dennis Sachs, Green Bay; James (Wendy) Sachs, Appleton; Sandra Sachs, Seymour; daughter-in-law, Barbara Sachs; grandchildren: Kyle (Lindsey) Sachs, Kristi Sachs, Melissa (Christopher) Olson, Lea Sachs, Matthew (Amanda) Sachs, Zachariah Sachs, and Mariah Sachs; great-grandchildren: Lilly, Ethan, and James Sachs, and Emma Olson. She is further survived by a sister, Bonnie Hagen; sisters-in-law: Donna (Ed) Moore, Barbara Beyer, and Nancy Wissmann; and brother-in-law, Rev. Jonathan (Elizabeth) Sachs. Also survived by many nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.
In addition to her husband and parents, Donna is preceded in death by two brothers: Ronald Beyer and Douglas Beyer; sister-in-law, Beulah Jasman; brothers-in-law: Richard Sachs, Robert Jasman, and John Wissmann.
Friends may call at Emmanuel Lutheran Church, Seymour on Friday, September 22, 2017 from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm. Visitation will continue at the church on Saturday, September 23, 2017, from 9:30 am until services at 11:00 am with Pastor Roland Lindeman officiating. Burial will take place in Highland Memorial Park, Appleton. Online condolences may be expressed at www.muehlboettcher.com
Muehl-Boettcher Funeral Home, Seymour is assisting the family with arrangements.

David R. Gardner

David R. Gardner, age 91, a resident of Eagle River, WI and formerly of Newburg, WI and Sheboygan Falls, WI, passed away on Friday September 15, 2017 at the Howard Young Medical Center in Woodruff, WI. David was born on February 6, 1926 in Milwaukee, WI to Cameron and Virginia Gardner.
David proudly served in the US Marine Corp during WWII (1944-1946) in the Pacific. He was wounded and received a Purple Heart for action on Iwo Jima. While serving there he was a witness to the Raising of the Flag on Iwo Jima.
He worked for over 35 years at the Wisconsin Electric Power Co. starting as a lineman and retiring as a district supervisor. David was an avid hunter who loved going on many hunting trips throughout the United States. He had many hunting dogs (all named Hoot) to help him. He also enjoyed shooting trap.
David was a member of the Marine Corp. League, many local gun clubs and a member of the Boulder Bucks. David was a 2009 Stars and Stripes Honor Flight attendee.
He was preceded in death by his parents: Cameron and Virginia; brother: Jim Gardner; and sisters: Dorothy, Jean, and Mary. He is survived by his lovely wife Elsie Gardner and his sons: Mark Gardner, Leif Gardner, Kevin Gardner, and Cam Gardner; grandchildren: Leif, Shane, Travis, Keely Chamberlin, Micah, Aaron, Kirsten, Jesse, Sarah, Kasey Bandy, Nathan Bandy, Natalie Bandy, Tess Bandy. Casey, Corie Mackenzie, Caitlin, Jenna and Jacob; 26 great grandchildren; and 2 great great grandchildren.
A Memorial Mass will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday September 23, 2017, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Phelps, WI. Visitation will be held one hour prior to services at the church.

Joyce I. Pluger

Joyce I. Pluger

Joyce I. Pluger

Joyce Irene Pluger, age 83, of Shiocton, went to meet her Lord and Savior unexpectedly on Tuesday, September 12, 2017 at her residence in the Town of Bovina. Joyce was born on October 29, 1933 to the late Clyde and Gladys (Kaddatz) Main in the Township of Ellington. She was united in marriage to James Pluger on January 28, 1956. Joyce was a resident of Shiocton all her life and was employed at Zwicker Mills in Appleton. She was a devoted member of Messiah Ev. Lutheran Church in Shiocton and was a very devoted and loving grandma to her grandkids.
Joyce is survived by her children, Charles (Lynda) Shiocton and Ken (Kathy) Pluger, Shiocton; grandchildren, Aaron, Adam and Anna Pluger and Sarah (Chris) Prelesnik; three great-grandchildren, Brain Dawes Jr. and Zoe and Eli Prelesnik; siblings, Keith Main, Mary Lou Hooyman, Gene (Karen) Main, Jim (Judie) Main, Linda Suprise and Sally Piechocki and sisters-in-law, Donna Main, Margaret Bates and Lucille Wadel. She is further survived by numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Joyce was preceded in death by her parents; husband, James; grandson, Eric; brother, Donald Main; sister, Lila Strong; brothers-in-law, Dean Strong, Ray Suprise and Alex “Butch” Hooyman; sister-in-law, Helen (Keith) Main, other in-laws, William and Joyce Pluger, Ben Bates, Jerry and Barb Strong, Ione Pluger, Earl Wadel and Eddie and Liz Pluger.
The funeral service for Joyce will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, September 16, 2017, at Messiah Ev. Lutheran Church in Shiocton. Rev. Bradley Ragner will be officiating. Visitation will take place from 9:00 a.m. until the time of the service directly at the church on Saturday. Burial will be in Bovina Cemetery in the Town of Bovina.
In lieu of flowers a memorial fund has been established.

Larry Gene Rohloff

Larry Gene Rohloff

Larry Gene Rohloff

Larry Gene Rohloff, 78, of Black Creek, lost his valiant battle against cancer on Friday morning, September 8, 2017, at his home with his loving family by his side. He was born April 15, 1939, son of the late Earl and Dorothy (Beyer) Rohloff. On February 12, 1961, he was united in marriage to Janet Behrendt.
Larry was a life-long active member of St. John’s United Church of Christ, Black Creek where one of his many duties was serving as custodian for 30 years. On April 15, 2000, he retired from Outagamie Co. Hwy. Dept. after over 40 years of service as a heavy equipment operator.
Larry was a 1957 graduate of Seymour High School and attended Lakeland College where he played football. He was an avid sports fan, following the Packers, Badgers, golf on T.V. and especially Seymour basketball. He and Jan traveled after his retirement and loved time spent with his family and grandchildren, hunting, fishing, cherry picking in Door County, camping, being outdoors, and making his yard look beautiful.
He is survived by his wife, Janet; children: Jeffrey (Cindy) Rohloff, Black Creek, and their daughter, Keri (Augustine) Duenas and their children: Kassidy and Nathaniel; David Rohloff, Shiocton; Mike (Connie) Rohloff, Seymour, and their sons, Brandon and Trevor; sister, Judy (Layne) Carlson, Hortonville; sister-in-law, Marjorie Engel, Bonduel.
Larry is preceded in death by his mother-in-law and father-in-law, Stanley and Hazel Behrendt; sister-in-law and brothers-in-law: Audrey (George) Behrendt and John Engel.
Friends may call at Muehl-Boettcher Funeral Home, Seymour on Monday, September 11, 2017 from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm. Visitation will continue, on Tuesday, September 12, 2017, at St. John’s United Church of Christ, 101 S. Clark Street, Black Creek, WI from 9:00 am until services at 11:00 am with Pastor Tom Fritz officiating. Burial will take place in Highland Memorial Park, Appleton. Online condolences may be expressed at www.muehlboettcher.com
A special thank you to Fox Valley Hematology Oncology, Dr. Gunther and his nurses, Heartland Hospice, especially Mary, Mike and Tina

Michael S. Hauge

Michael S. Hauge

Michael S. Hauge

Michael S. Hauge, age 72, of Seymour, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, August 30, 2017, at his home in Seymour. He was born July 20, 1945, in Madison, to the late Melvin and Claire (Coffey) Hauge. He married Christina “Tina” Kramp on July 11, 1975, which began the beautiful 42-year love story that inspired all those around them.
Mike, affectionately known to those who love him as Big Guy, was a man of many talents, but he was most proud of being father to his two daughters, Amanda and Molly. In addition to being the greatest dad in human history (scholars will likely write about it for centuries), he was also an incredible, Golden Apple Award winning educator. Mike taught history at Westfield High School early in his career, where he then moved on to teach the same subject for several more decades at Green Bay Southwest. Furthering his commitment to his students, Mike coached hundreds of young athletes through the sports of football and golf.
Sports were a passion for Mike, and his love for his Milwaukee Brewers remains unrivaled. When the Crew win the World Series, be assured he will have had a hand in it. He loved nothing more than to see a Packers linebacker make a hard, clean hit, and he cheered on the Badgers all year long. He played competitively in the Monday Night Men’s League at Crystal Springs Golf Course for over 40 years and was an avid gardener, hunter and outdoorsman. Mike lived to pheasant hunt with his brothers and nephews in South Dakota, and deer and turkey hunt throughout his beloved Wisconsin. As many family members can attest, ‘Uncle Mike’ hunting stories are the stuff of legend.
Later in his life, Mike was diagnosed with Familial Amyloidosis. He was recruited for a clinical drug study and was the longest living survivor in the United States. His brave participation and commitment to the research will help not only his family, but countless others in the future battle against this rare disease.
Mike is survived by his wife, Tina; children, Amanda (Gordon Dodson) Hauge and Molly (Kyle) McCauley; sister, Mary (Stan) Wagner; brother, Thomas (Mary Jon); mother-in-law, Dorine Kramp; brother-in-law, Mark (Mary) Kramp; and many nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Mike was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Betty; brother, Robert (Djehane); father-in-law, Ted Kramp, and brother-in-law, Chris.
Friends may call at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, Seymour on Tuesday, September 5, 2017, from 12 noon until the funeral memorial mass at 2:00 pm with Fr. Bob Kabat and Deacon Rich Matuszak officiating. Burial will take place in Sacred Heart Cemetery, Sun Prairie. Online condolences may be expressed at www.muehlboettcher.com
Muehl-Boettcher Funeral Home, Seymour is assisting the family with arrangements.
We thank his medical team in San Diego, especially Dr. O. and staff, as well as his cherished nurse, Elena, for the wonderful care they gave him during the drug study.
In lieu of flowers, the family will establish a scholarship fund in Mike’s memory.

Norbert H. DeGroot

Norbert H. DeGroot

Norbert H. DeGroot

Norbert H. DeGroot, 76, of Seymour, passed away Friday, August 25, 2017, at Sacred Heart Hospital, Eau Claire. He was born October 3, 1940, son of the late Bernard and Louisa (De Muth) DeGroot.
On September 10, 1977, he was united in marriage to Sandy Bartman.
Norbert was a member of the Knights of Columbus.
He is survived by his wife Sandy; daughter, Lisa (Armador) Castillejo; son, Kevin (Tonya) DeGroot; three grandsons and one granddaughter; brothers: Lawrence, Richard, Michael (Karen) DeGroot; sisters: Mary Letter, Florence Bartman, Margaret (Richard) Forsythe, Agnes (Gary) Schussman, Suzanne Walenta, Loretta (Paul) Paiser, Eleanor (Michael) Lucas and Rosemary (Richard) Brunner; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law: Rose Bartman, Florence Bartman, Louis Bartman, Jeannette Harold, Richard Bartman, Steven Bartman and James Bartman.
Preceded in death by his two brothers, Martin and James.
Friends may call at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, Seymour on Wednesday, August 30, 2017, from 10:00 am until services at 11:00 am with Fr. Brian Belongia officiating. Entombment will take place in the Shrine of Good Shepherd Mausoleum. Online condolences may be expressed at www.muehlboettcher.com
Muehl-Boettcher Funeral Home, Seymour is assisting the family with arrangements

Dennis DeMets

Dennis DeMets

Dennis DeMets

Dennis D. DeMets, a long-time resident and elementary school music teacher in Black Creek, Wisconsin, accepted Mother Earth’s final embrace on August 21, 2017, after a short battle with old age and its complications. Born in Sheboygan, Wisconsin on February 28, 1935, to James Demos and Dorothy (nee Pingel) DeMets. Dennis lived his early and teen years in Sheboygan and Fond du Lac, where he enjoyed life with his sister Georgia and mother while his father fought in the Pacific theatre of World War II. His years in Fond du Lac included helping his family run DeMets’ Restaurant and having many good times and adventures with his close group of friends. He was broadly gifted, with talents in music, athletics, painting, and electronics. As its #1 singles tennis player in 1952, he led Fond du Lac High School to the only state tennis championship in its history. In 1954, he took his talents for trumpet playing and tennis to Lawrence University in Appleton, where as a ROTC student he majored in music, had his own jazz band, and met his future wife Mary Holverson of New London, a cornetist in the Lawrence Band. Upon graduation in 1958, he attended the US Navy School of Music in Arlington Virginia, after which he joined the 5th. Army Band in Fort Sheridan, Illinois.
Following his honorable discharge in 1960, Sergeant DeMets joined Black Creek Elementary Grade School as their K-8 music teacher. For the next 32 years, he conducted band and taught lessons to more than 1000 grade schoolers, including his own children, often aided by his wife Mary who taught piano and accompanied hundreds of students for their instrumental and choral solos. With Mary, he raised their family of three children (in the home he had constructed for them). They fondly remember many years of fishing, hunting, and camping with their parents, all while listening to the Wagnerian opera that Dennis loved and studied while obtaining his M.S. in music education from U.W.-Oshkosh. Following the premature death of his beloved wife in 1992, he designed and built a cabin near Eagle River, in the north woods that he loved so dearly. There, he hosted his kids and grandchildren for many wonderful years, leaving behind vivid memories of hot winter saunas and bracing jumps into snow banks and nearby trout streams. He leaves behind a network of dear friends from the Y-Not-Here Bar near Alvin; their assistance and support helped Dennis greatly during his later years. The family also thanks Agrace Hospice for the comfort they gave Dennis in his last days.
Dennis is survived by his daughters Kathleen DeMets, spouse Greg Bollom) and Dana DeMets-Meader, (spouse Chris Meader), his son Chuck DeMets, (spouse Lynn), and grandchildren Alex DeMets, Andrea Bollom, Burke Meader, Catie DeMets, Emily Bollom, Gavin Meader, and Sydney DeMets, many of whom have inherited their grandfather’s deep love of the outdoors and music. Beyond the facts, Dennis was a rare individual in that he had creative talents, including music composition, photography, and painting, but also had the skills of an engineer, including design, construction, and electronics. He was loved by his friends and family, had great adventures when he was young, married a beautiful, intelligent woman, and was a wonderful father and grandfather. In short, he lived well and left the world a richer place than he entered it. If you wish to help Dennis leave a legacy, consider donating to the Nature Conservancy, which helps ordinary citizens preserve Mother Earth’s natural landscapes for future generations.
What delightful guests are they – Life and Love! Lingering I turn away this late hour, yet glad enough they have not withheld from me their high hospitality. So with face lit with delight and all gratitude, I stay yet to press their hands and say, “Thanks. So fine a time! Goodnight.” James Whitcomb Riley.
Visitation with family and friends will be 9 until -11 a.m., Saturday, September 9, 2017 at the Cline-Hanson Funeral Home, 209 W. Cook Street, New London, Wisconsin.

Nancy L. Burns

Nancy L. Burns

Nancy L. Burns

Nancy L. Burns Heagle, 60, Briarton, found peace late Monday, August 21, 2017, at Green Bay hospital. Born August 13, 1957, in St. Joseph Hospital in Flint, MI. Nancy faithfully served in the US Army from 1977-1979. Nancy worked for many years in security and her last years as a caregiver to special needs adults. She will be remembered for her enjoyment of art, sports but most importantly, she loved her family.
Nancy is survived by husband, Tom Heagle; children, Donna and Tommy (Nichole); grandchildren, Danny, Brandon, Shalynn, Adeline, and Anastasia; sister, Jane (Rick) Nast; and nephew, Jeffrey Wright.
She was preceded in death by her parents; and one sister, Jeanne.
Private burial will take place at King National Cemetery at a future date. Malcore (West) Funeral Home is serving the family. Visit www.malcorefuneralhome.com to share a condolence.
A memorial fund will be established in Nancy’s memory.

Sally (Sophie) Nelson

Sally (Sophie) Nelson

Sally (Sophie) Nelson

Sally (Sophie) Nelson, 105, of Seymour, passed away peacefully, Friday morning, August 18, 2017 at Good Shepherd Nursing Home. She was born January 2, 1912, daughter of the late Steven and Mary (Nowak) Cichocki. On June 19, 1937, she was united in marriage to Lawrence Nelson. He preceded her in death January 28, 1984.
Sally was a member of Emmanuel Lutheran Church in Seymour, where she was a member of Concordia. She also was a member of the Rebecca Lodge in Green Bay and Seymour. Sally enjoyed shopping, spending time outdoors, cleaning and cooking, but most of all spending time with her family, including grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
She is survived by her daughter, Jean (Maynard) Maas, Seymour; grandchildren: Sally (Bill) Stewart, Buffalo Grove, IL; Susan (Tim) Warnke, Tega Cay, S. Carolina; Sandy (Fred) Ladenburger, Seymour; great-grandchildren: Shari (friend Cody) Stewart, Mark Stewart, Lauren (Eric) Olshefski, Emily Warnke and Jonathan Warnke; sisters: Irene Straub, Beatrice Schroeder, Alma Koerner, Ruth Verbick; sister-in-law, Ruth Cichocki.
Preceded in death by her five brothers and three sisters.
Friends may call at Muehl-Boettcher Funeral Home, Seymour on Sunday, August 20, 2017 from 4-8 pm. Visitation will continue at Emmanuel Lutheran Church, Seymour on Monday, August 21, 2017 from 9:30 am until services at 11:00 am with Pastor Roland Lindeman officiating. Burial will take place in Emmanuel Lutheran Cemetery, Seymour. Online condolences may be expressed at www.muehlboettcher.com
A special thank you to the staff of Good Shepherd and Unity Hospice for their loving care of mom.

Joel Johnson

Joel Johnson

Joel Johnson

Joel Johnson passed away on August 3 of 2017 at the young age of 52. A resident of Ringwood, Illinois and having a well-traveled and adventurous life, his happiness touched many hearts. Joel was born April 10, 1965 to Joan (Dorn) and the late Jerome Johnson in Green Bay, Wisconsin. Raised in Seymour, Wisconsin, he and his family enjoyed many years there. He graduated from Seymour High School in 1983, from which he went on to enjoy life at college studying mechanical engineering at UW-Platteville. During his time at college, he met his wife Linda (Burds) from Cuba City, and the two became inseparable. The two fell deeply in love and were wed on October 10 th in 1992. After gaining a new position at the company Freudenberg-NOK right out of college – where he built his career and became a Vice President – He and Linda moved to Schaumburg, Illinois, and eventually to the McHenry area.
There, they were blessed with two wonderful children: Alyssa Rae, now age 22, and Drew Jerome, now age 19. Joel enjoyed traveling with his family and for work, crossing both the states and the seas, while always lending an ear to the stories and tales of other people he met there. He always could relate to people and had an amazing ability to communicate and connect with others. He was an avid fan sports – especially the Green Bay Packers – and a lover of camping, boating, and riding his motorcycle on summer days. Always willing lend a helping hand and a jovial smile, Joel was a person who existed to make others’ lives better and was committed to having a positive impact on the world around him, and he will forever be missed and remembered for this.
Joel is survived by his loving wife of 25 years Linda and his two loving children Alyssa Rae and Drew, as well as his mother Joan and his brothers Justin (Tammy) and Chad (Julie). He also leaves behind a loving family of nieces, nephews, and in-laws, who all will greatly miss him.
A celebration and remembrance of Joel’s life will be held Saturday, August 12th at the 31 North Banquet Hall in McHenry, Illinois, starting at 12:30 p.m. Joel’s life was filled with happiness,
and as such the family asks to wear something related to the
Packers, Harley Davidson, or an article of orange clothing to celebrate him and his favorites. Please contact 815-728-1738 to let
us know if you wish to attend.
From His Family: We will forever remember and miss you. You mean the world to us and showed us constantly how to be strong with a smile, and we will hold this lesson as you did till we can see
you again. Rest in peace and happiness, we love you.

Emerson Prevost

Emerson Prevost

Emerson Prevost

Emerson Prevost, 34, of Green Bay passed away unexpectedly on Sunday evening, August 6, 2017, at his father’s home. He was born on September 14, 1982 son of Jeffrey Prevost and Mary Lynn Van Den Langenberg.
Emerson was a 2000 graduate of Seymour High School and was employed with Oneida Gaming as a vault specialist.
He enjoyed playing card games, video games, and making his YouTube channel.
Survivors include his parents: Jeffrey (Laura) Prevost, Green Bay; Mary Lynn VanDenLangenberg, Seymour; one brother, Martin Prevost, Seymour; step-brother, James (Olivia); three step-sisters: Rhea (Steve), Gena (Jessica), and Tara (Alex); a niece, nephews, and many aunts, uncles, and cousins.
He was preceded in death by maternal grandparents, Jim (Dorothy) Van Den Langenberg; paternal grandparents, Abel (Irene) Prevost; and step-grandmother, Marge Robinson.
Friends may call at Muehl-Boettcher Funeral Home, Seymour, on Friday, August 11, 2017, from 4 until the memorial service at 6:30 pm with Pastor Phil Engle officiating.
Emerson, you were a wonderful son and brother who was too young to be gone. You will never be forgotten and will live in our hearts forever.

Ronald M. Grunwald

Ronald M. Grunwald

Ronald M. Grunwald

He was born May 16, 1954 in Green Bay, Wisconsin to William John and Mary Ann (Boyd) Grunwald. He attended Seymour, Wisconsin High School and completed an Associate’s degree in Chemistry and Agriculture, and a Bachelor’s degree in Food Science at the University of Wisconsin – River Falls. He completed his Master’s degree in Horticulture Food Science at the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville.
He is survived by his three children: Phillip Scott of Charleston, Missouri, Zachary Scott-Grunwald of Springfield, Missouri, and Johnathan Scott-Grunwald of Gravette, Arkansas.
Additionally, he is survived by his five siblings: John Grunwald of Houston, Texas, Cynthia Dwyer of Reston, Virginia, Duane Grunwald of Cottage Grove, Minnesota, Mary Lou Gimmer of Appleton, Wisconsin, and JoAnn Braun of Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Bill and Mary Ann Grunwald.
There will be no funeral service. Ronald will be laid to rest under the direction of Ozark Funeral Home, Anderson, Missouri. He will be laid to rest beside his parents near Seymour, Wisconsin.
In lieu of flowers, the family ask that any donations be made to: Compassus Hospice and Palliative Care, 845 State 60, Monette, MO 65708.

Gerald J. Linsmeyer

Gerald J. Linsmeyer

Gerald J. Linsmeyer

Gerald J. Linsmeyer, 86, of Seymour, passed away peacefully on Sunday morning, July 30, 2017 at his home, surrounded by his family. He was born July 21, 1931, son of the late John and Tillie (Treml) Linsmeyer. On October 13, 1951, he was united in marriage to Mary Ann Leisgang at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Seymour. He was a lifelong member of St. Sebastian, and a member of the Holy Name Society and Knights of Columbus. In his younger years, he enjoyed religious retreats on Chambers Island, Door County, with his brothers-in-law, Ollie Leisgang and Ted Jaskolski. He had a strong faith in God and his daily prayers comforted him.
After marriage, Jerry took over the family farm. Always willing to help a neighbor, he became a volunteer fireman for the Town of Seymour. In 1959, he started Linsmeyer Packing with his father. They were known for their ham, bacon and sausages and much more. The plant was sold in 1973 to Provimi Veal and Jerry stayed on as Head of Maintenance and became a self-taught draftsman. During this time, he started and operated JL Enterprise, septic tank pumping service. He was licensed as a Waste Water Plant Operator. He also became partners with Don Wilson and Charles Reinhardt and started C-Wil-Meyer Welding and Fabricating. In 1984, he became licensed as a Financial Advisor and joined Primerica Financial Services, and held his license well into his 80’s.
Jerry accomplished all of this and more with only an 8th grade formal education. He was an avid reader and self-taught in many ways. He always knew how to fix anything! Jerry was licensed as a Private Pilot and his older children enjoyed flying with him as one of their birthday treats. He loved hunting and fishing and could spend a whole day in the woods sitting and enjoying nature. One of his favorite places was the family cottage on Lee Lake, sitting on the swing watching his grandchildren play and swim. He spent many hours inside his “hideout” in the backyard creating gadgets or toys and tinkering with anything that needed fixing or improving. Jerry loved woodworking and would make anything his grandchildren dreamed up. He built unbelievable doll houses, barns and farm sheds, a replica of the Titanic, birdhouses for his beloved martins and much more, all in great detail. Christmas was his favorite holiday, and many people loved slowly driving past his house and yard to see it lit up in lights! With his love for aviation, he tried to attend EAA every year and built and flew remote control model airplanes. He never said no to a good game of cribbage or poker and was happy to teach his kids and grandchildren how to play. Many people knew him as “Big Feller” but despite this he was a very smooth dancer and loved a waltz with his wife and a good polka. He was an avid gun collector and had many stories behind some of his unique finds. His greatest joy was his family, anytime spent with them he referred to as “prime time”. He never missed a handmade love note to his wife or an, “I love you, drive safe.”, to his kids. His family is thankful for his special last week of life on earth, getting the time to reminisce, say good bye and visit daily. We know that is why you hung on so long, Dad, you were so happy that we were all “home”. We will miss you greatly Dad. Thank you for showing us how to be a good husband and father. Thank you for giving us strong faith in God and in family.
Survivors include his wife, Mary Ann “Mert”; their children: Julie (Joe) Skinkis, and their children: Kaylee (Sam) Hochsteller, Nick (fiancée Samantha Forrest); Mike Linsmeyer; Jill (Dan) Carey, and their children: Nicole (Mike) Treder and their daughter Vivian, Nate (Jill) Carey and their daughter Fawn, Adam Carey; Patty Linsmeyer (special friend, Doug Kaczorowski) and her children: Melissa Halla and her children Brianna and Tyler, Derek Leidel, Jared Leidel; Dick Linsmeyer (special friend Kristin) and his sons, Ryan and Eric; Ken Linsmeyer, Amy (Mark) Lahay, and their children: Zachary, Ashley and Joshua; Chris (Amy) Linsmeyer, and their children: Jacob, Ava and Ella; two sisters: Vi Bishop and June Linsmeyer; sisters-in-law, Dolores Leisgang and Helen Jaskolski; Godchildren: Jackie Grubber, Betsy Ashman, Jean Anderson, Ann Bishop and Melissa Halla.
Preceded in death by grandson-in-law, Jordan Halla; brothers-in-law, Don Bishop, Alois Leisgang Jr. and Ted Jaskolski.
Friends may call at St. Sebastian’s Catholic Church, Isaar on Thursday, August 3, 2017, from 4:00-8:00 pm with a prayer service at 8:00 pm. Visitation will continue on Friday, August 4, 2017 from 9:30 am until the funeral mass at 11:00 am with Fr. Brian Belongia, Fr. Bob Kabat and Deacon Rich Matuszak officiating. Entombment will take place in the Shrine of Good Shepherd, Green Bay. Online condolences may be expressed at www.muehlboettcher.com
Muehl-Boettcher Funeral Home, Seymour is assisting the family with arrangements.
In lieu of flowers a memorial fund would be appreciated.
We would like to extend a most sincere thank you to the staff at DaVita Titletown Dialysis and Unity Hospice for the wonderful care they gave to Jerry. You are caring people who enjoyed Jerry’s good nature and sense of humor. We would also like to thank Dick Stedl and Jim Campbell for bringing Jerry home from dialysis when a member of our family was not available to do so. Jerry certainly enjoyed visiting with both of you on his trip home. A special heartfelt thank you to our son and brother, Ken. Ken with your love, care, and help dad was able to enjoy the comforts of home. We are forever indebted to you. May God bless you always
Dad had some physical struggles in life, but did not complain. He knew he was very blessed. Dad always said, “I just want to be remembered as a “Good Ole Farm boy.”

Carson Gotham

Carson Gotham

Carson Gotham

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Carson Gotham, age 82 of Holmen, WI died of complications of Dementia on July 20, 2017 in La Crosse, WI. Carson was born on July 23, 1934 to his late parents, Terry E. and Helen M. (Judd) Gotham in Chetek, WI. He attended UW-Superior where he earned his B.S. and M.Ed and later additionally a major in Computer Science from UW-La Crosse. He spent 2 years in the Army, testing Chemical and Radioactive fallout as a “soldier/scientist” in the South Pacific and Nevada. He was married on June 18, 1960 to Evalyn Hoerauf of Detroit, MI. They settled down and raised their family near West Salem, WI. Carson was an educator of math & physics for 25 years at several schools in Wisconsin and Minnesota. He spent years growing trees and berries and had a lifelong passion for hunting. He was instrumental in establishing the youth hockey program in West Salem. He was a life member of the Wisconsin Woodland Owners Association, the West Salem Rod & Gun Club, and the National Rifle Association. He is survived by his wife, Evalyn of 57 years; daughter Genelle of Savage, MN; son Steven (Karla) and their children Angela, Abigail, Andrew, and Aidan of Mendota Heights, MN; daughter Cindy (Garry) Schindler and their children Justin and Chance of Lewiston, MN; and son Edward (Theresa) and their children Alexis and Aaron of Onalaska, WI. In addition, he is survived by his sisters Mary Burroughs and Joyce Melby and her husband Neal Melby, sister-in-law Nancy Gotham and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his sister Patricia Schmitt, his brother James Gotham, and an infant brother Clifford Gotham. The family would like to extend their appreciation to the staff at Mayo Clinic Franciscan Healthcare in La Crosse. A memorial service will held on Sunday, August 27, 2017 at 11:30 a.m. at the Onalaska American Legion hall with Reverend Stanford Larkin officiating. Friends and family are invited to a memorial visitation on Sunday from 10:00 until the time of services. In lieu of flowers, the family would like gifts to go to Wisconsin Woodlands Owners Association. Please visit www.dickinsonfuneralhomes.com to share online condolences.

Rosella “Sally” N. (Lemmens, Abel) Ossmann

Rosella "Sally" N. (Lemmens, Abel) Ossmann

Rosella “Sally” N. (Lemmens, Abel)
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Rosella “Sally” N. (Lemmens, Abel) Ossmann, 91, of Seymour, passed away peacefully Sunday morning, July 30, 2017 at Good Shepherd Nursing Home, Seymour. She was born September 24, 1925, daughter of the late Martin and Elizabeth (Derricks) Lemmens. On July 8, 1944, she was united in marriage to Arvin Abel. He preceded her in death October 24, 1985. She was a housewife first and a cook for the Seymour School District for 30 years retiring in June of 1995. Sally then met her best friend and traveling partner Ernest N. Ossmann. They were united in marriage March 6, 1999. Together they put many miles on their van. He preceded her in death August 11, 2010.
Sally was a member of Emmanuel Lutheran Church, Seymour. Her Sunday mornings were spent there with Arvin and their children and later with Ernest. Sally enjoyed playing cards and traveling. Most of all Sally enjoyed family time and she will be missed dearly.
Sally is survived by her daughter: Linda (John) Vanden Langenberg; daughter-in-law, Sally Abel; grandchildren: Scott (Christine) Abel, David (Emmy) Vanden Langenberg, Kevin (Donna) Abel, Jason (Carrie) Abel; five great-grandchildren and three step great-grandchildren; one brother, John “Flash” Lemmens; two sisters, Esther Gerrits and Harriet Rolkosky; many brothers and sisters-in-law: Verna Lemmens, Vernon Ossmann, Lydia Tews, Lavern Ziemer, Elaine Court, Ione Kuehne, and Arlene Ossmann; nephews and nieces and many friends.
Preceded in death by her son, Ronald Abel; sisters: Josephine Coenen, Anna Abel, Martha Melchert, Marie Hoes; brothers, Bernard Lemmens and Arnold Lemmens; brothers and sisters-in-law: Carlton Abel, Alvin Abel, Eleanor Mueller, Arlene Pionek, Lorraine Schmidt, Everett Abel, Virgil Abel, Gerald Abel, Emerald, Marvin, Emerson, Amos, Ernest and Robert Ossmann.
Friends may call at Emmanuel Lutheran Church, Seymour on Wednesday, August 2, 2017, from 1:00 pm until services at 3:00 pm with Rev. Roland Lindeman officiating. Entombment will take place at Highland Memorial Park, Appleton. Online condolences may be expressed at www.muehlboettcher.com
Muehl-Boettcher Funeral Home, Seymour is assisting the family with arrangements.
In lieu of flowers or plants a memorial fund has been established to Good Shepherd Nursing Home or Unity Hospice.
A special thank you to the staff of Good Shepherd Nursing Home and Unity Hospice for all your special care.

Vernon Wenninger

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Vernon A. Wenninger, age 85, of Seymour passed away Tuesday morning, July 25, 2017, at Good Shepherd Nursing Home, Seymour. He was born February 3, 1932, son of the late Antone and Mary (Henn) Wenninger.
On October 9, 1954, he was united in marriage to Mary Blohm at St. Sebastian Catholic Church in Isaar. She preceded him in death on October 11, 2014. Vernon was a lifelong member of St. Sebastian Catholic Church.
Vernon and Mary dairy farmed side by side in the Town of Seymour, where they raised their family.
He enjoyed traveling with Mary, visiting many different states. Vern was an avid hunter, enjoyed snowmobiling and case tractors. He loved spending time with his children, grandchildren, and all the great-grandchildren.
Vernon is survived by his seven children: Christine (David) Van Boxtel, Oneida; Mike (Diane) Wenninger, Green Bay; Karen (Gary) Van Lanen, De Pere; Pat Wenninger, Freedom; Vern Jr. (fiancé Carol Wojcik) Wenninger, Green Bay; Kathy (fiancé Joe Schoch) Meulemans, Menasha; and Paul (Tina) Wenninger, Seymour; 17 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; sister, Agnes Samson. Further survived by brother-in-law, John Vandenberg.
He was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Deanne Wenninger; daughter-in-law, Luann Wenninger; brothers: Joseph (Adeline) Wenninger, Edward (Josephine) Wenninger; sisters: Marcella (George) Samson, Margaret (Otto) Worsch; brother-in-law, Hugh Samson sister-in-law, Barbara Vandenberg; brother-in-law, Neil (Carol) Blohm.
Friends may call on Friday, July 28, 2017, at St. Sebastian Catholic Church, Isaar, from 9:00 am until the funeral mass at noon with Fr. Brian Belongia and Deacon Rich Matuszak officiating. Burial will take place in the parish cemetery.
Online condolences may be expressed at www.muehlboettcher.com
Muehl-Boettcher Funeral Home, Seymour is assisting the family with arrangements.
A special thank you to the staff of Good Shepherd Nursing Home for the wonderful care given to dad.

Carson Gotham

Carson Gotham, age 82 of Holmen, WI died on July 20, 2017 in La Crosse, WI. A memorial service will be held later in august. A full obituary will run in the newspaper on Monday, August 7, 2017. The Dickinson Family Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.

James Jorgensen

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James G. Jorgensen, 75, of Seymour passed away Tuesday, July 25, 2017 at Brewster Village in Appleton. He was born November 7, 1941, son of the late George C. and Isabelle (Leggate) Jorgensen.
On June 27, 1970, he was united in marriage to Gloria Douglass in Dayton, OH celebrating over 44 years of marriage. She preceded him in death January 20, 2015.
He was a member of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Seymour. He had a strong faith and enjoyed Bible studies.
Following retirement James and Gloria moved to Eagle River for several years before residing in Seymour.
Time spent with his family and grandchildren was the most important thing to him.
James is survived by his two daughters: Andrea (Tom) McKeever, Hortonville; Lora Robinson, Seymour; seven grandchildren: Justin, Jonathan, Faith, Patrick, and Kristin Robinson, Kyle and Megan McKeever; two sisters-in-law, Virginia Douglass; Black Creek; Effie Douglass, Dayton, OH; nieces: Sharon Douglass and Cheryl Schueler-Corbeille.
He is preceded in death by two brothers-in-law, Joseph and James Douglass.
Friends may call at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, Seymour on Tuesday, August 1, 2017 from 9:30 a.m. until the memorial mass at 11:00 a.m. with Fr. Brian Belongia officiating. Online condolences maybe expressed at www.muehlboettcher.com
In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund has been established in James memory.
Muehl-Boettcher Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.
A special thank you for the tremendous care given by the staff of Brewster Village for taking such good care of dad.

Leslie “Les” G. Mueller

Leslie "Les" Mueller

Leslie “Les” Mueller

Leslie “Les” G. Mueller, 82, of Seymour, passed away Friday, July 14, 2017, at his home with his family by his side, after a short bout with cancer. He was born July 2, 1935, in Seymour, son of the late Carlton and Johanna (Schroeder) Mueller.
On September 18, 1965, he was united in marriage to Shirley Fuss. Les was a graduate of Seymour High School. Following school, he joined the Army and was honorably discharged on December 31st, 1963. Returned home, went into farm drainage first as Mueller’s Excavating, then as PMP Trenching Inc. He was proud of doing tiling and caring for the soil for 57 years and planned to retire and sell the business this year. He very much valued the relationships he made with each farmer and enjoyed Sunday driving looking over the farms ensuring his work was still up to his high standards. He had a story to tell about almost every piece of land in the area.
Leslie was a lifelong member of Emmanuel Lutheran Church, Seymour. Where he was active in the church council, ushering, men’s group, help to distribute x-mas meals for our community the past 8 years. He helped people move, made picnic tables and woodworking projects for fundraisers. Les worked at the race track, preparing track for the races so his sons could race safely. He loved traveling and going to LICA conventions. He was on the Board of Directors for Land Improvement Contractors and a member for 51 years and served as president and vice president and worked on many farm field day projects.
He enjoyed tinkering in the shop building, fabricating, and improving his equipment. Whether he was “fixing” perceived design flaws, creating whole new inventions if there was a problem, he could solve it in his shop. He also enjoyed doing woodworking projects for each grandchild and great-grandchild, something for them to remember him by. He loved his children and was proud of each one.
He planned to take his wife out to California to see where he was stationed in the Army and attend LICA Convention in Colorado. Also, he planned to go to Mackinac Island so they could complete their Honeymoon. He was a man of integrity.
Les is survived by his wife, Shirley; sons: Eugene (fiancée’ Barb), Kaukauna; Dan (Diane), Oshkosh; daughters: Karen Mueller (Grant Crowell), N. Carolina; Darlene Zeutzius (special friend Tom Dey), Seymour; Crystal (Tony) Hansen, Whitewater; grandchildren: Kristy (Rocky) Polanco, Kyla, Sasha, AJ, Tavi, and Tyler; great-grandchildren: Isiah, Raylee and Mistykal; sister-in-law, Nancy Mueller; Godchildren, David Mueller and Kristy Polanco; nieces and nephews; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law: Elaine (Harold) Anderson, Betty Polcin, Ralph (JoAnne) Fuss, Cecil Fuss, and David Fuss.
Preceded in death by his son, Ted Leslie; brother, Curtis; in-laws, Elmer and Dorothea Fuss; brothers-in-law: Wayne, Vernon, Charles Fuss, and Robert Polcin; sister-in-law Mildred Fuss.
Friends may call at Muehl-Boettcher Funeral Home, Seymour on Tuesday, July 18, 2017, from 4:00-8:00 p.m. Visitation will continue at Emmanuel Lutheran Church, Seymour on Wednesday, July 19, 2017 from 9:30 a.m. until services at 11:00 a.m. with Pastor Natalie Kramer McComb officiating. Burial will take place in the parish cemetery, with Military Rites to follow by the American Legion. Online condolences may be expressed at www.muehlboettcher.com
A memorial fund has been established to the dishwasher fund at Emmanuel Lutheran Church and or the food pantry.

Jean E. Swett

Jean E. Swett

Jean E. Swett

Jean E. Swett, 63, of Seymour, passed away Saturday evening, July 1, 2017 at Bellin Memorial Hospital, with her family by her side. She was born October 19, 1953, in East Troy, daughter of the late Roy and Evadine (Jorgensen) Eichinger. On June 2, 1973, she was united in marriage to Keith Swett.
Jean graduated from Fox Valley Tech with her nursing degree. She was active in Bereaved Parents and treasured time spent with her family and friends. She was a real rock when anyone was in need. Jean enjoyed decorating during the holidays with her many figurines.
She is survived by her husband, Keith; daughter, Laura, Green Bay; daughter-in-law, Dr. Sharon Bartlett, Stoughton; two sisters: Marie Eichinger, Madison, Wendy (Stan) Pajala, Washburn and their son, Cole; brother-in-law, David Cederstrom, Madison.
Preceded in death by her son, Matthew; and her sister, Nancy.
Friends may call at Muehl-Boettcher Funeral Home, Seymour for a celebration of Jean’s Life on Thursday, July 6, 2017, from 4-8 p.m. and on Friday, July 7, 2017 at New Life United Methodist Church from 9:30 until services at 11 a.m. Online condolences may be expressed at www.muehlboettcher.com
In lieu of flowers a Nursing memorial scholarship will be set up in Jean’s name at Seymour Community School.

James D. Hillsberg

James E. Hillsberg

James E. Hillsberg

James D. Hillsberg, 80, of Larsen passed away peacefully Friday morning, June 9, 2017, at Emerald Ridge
Assisted Living with his sister Pat by his side.
He was born April 26, 1937, son of the late Wilton and Vivian (Creighton) Hillsberg.
On February 2, 1957, he was united in marriage to Laverne Suprise at St. Dennis Catholic Church in Shiocton.
James served in the US Air Force.
James enjoyed hunting, fishing, bird watching, playing cards, trap shooting, Packer games, gardening, and mowing his lawn. He had been a member of the Drifters snowmobile club in Larsen for many years.
The most important thing to him was time spent with his family. He will always be remembered as a loving husband, father, grandpa, great-grandpa, and brother.
He is survived by four children: Helen Peterman, Fremont; Donald Hillsberg, Larsen; David Hillsberg, Wild Rose; and Bonnie (Steve) La Dow, Fremont; grandchildren: Mandi (Grant) Goodness, Molly Peterman, Brianna Hillsberg; three great-grandchildren: Addison, Macy, and Jace; two step-grandchildren: Scott and Shannon La Dow; sister, Pat Frost, Neenah; sisters-in-law: Beverly Hillsberg, Linda Surprise, Shiocton; Janice (Art) VanAsten, Wild Rose; Gail (William) Spoehr, Kaukauna; Gloria Riehl, Binghamton; Doris (William) Herminath, Shiocton; Carol (Wayne) Fischer, Sherwood; Regina (Philip) Zuleger, Appleton; and Sheryl (Art) Schuh, Superior.
He was a warm and loving uncle to all the nieces and nephews in the family.
James was preceded in death by his brothers: Eugene (Arlene) Hillsberg, Jerry Hillsberg, and Duane Hillsberg; brothers-in-law: LeRoy Frost, Ronald (Kay) Suprise, Les Riehl, and Raymond Surprise; mother-in-law and father-in-law; Lucille and David Surprise.
Friends may call at Muehl-Boettcher Funeral Home, Seymour, on Tuesday, June 13, 2017, from 12 noon until services at 2:00 pm with Pastor Phil Engle officiating. Burial will take place at Highland Memorial Park in Appleton.
Online condolences may be expressed at www.muehlboettcher.com
A memorial fund has been established in James memory.

Jacob J. Korth

Jacob J. Korth

Jacob J. Korth

Jacob J. Korth, infant son of Brad and Sarah (Voigt) Korth, passed away Friday June 2, 2017 at Children Hospital in Milwaukee. He was born March 28, 2017, in Milwaukee.
Jacob is survived by his parents, Brad and Sarah; siblings, Lucas and Brianne; maternal grandparents, Bob and Kathy Voigt; paternal grandparents, Erich and Cathy Korth; great grandmother, Thelma Mc Morrow; aunts, uncles and cousins.
A private service will be held. Online condolences may be expressed at www.muehlboettcher.com
Muehl-Boettcher Funeral Home, Seymour is assisting the family.
A special thank you to our doctors and nurses at Children’s Hospital and the Ronald McDonald House for all the special care and concern.

Roy J. Felton

Roy J. Felton, age 79, of Seymour passed away on Friday, May 12, 2017 at Forest Glen Assisted Living in Seymour. He was born March 5, 1938, a son of the late Joseph and Anna (Rieb) Felton.
Roy served for two years in the US Marine Corp.
He is survived by four daughters: Connie, Carla, Cindy, and Christine; grandchildren and great-grandchildren; siblings: Michael (Donna) Felton, Elizabeth Sears, Esther (James) Zimmer, and Violet Brown-Luebke. Also survived by nieces and nephews.
In accordance with Roy’s wishes a private family service will take place at a later date.
Muehl-Boettcher Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.

Jon P. Stucki

Jon Stucki

Jon Stucki

Jon P. Stucki, 76, of Black Creek passed away on Saturday, May 27, 2017 at his home surrounded by family. He was born November 13, 1940, a son of the late Fredrick Stucki and Edith (Richards) Donaldson.
Jon served in the Army in the early 1960’s for three years.
On April 16, 1966 he was united in marriage to Donna Svetnicka, having celebrated 50 years of marriage.
Jon worked as a forklift operator at SC Shannon (Nash Finch) for 32 years.
Jon was a NASCAR fan and enjoyed going to the NASCAR races in Michigan. He also enjoyed golfing, attending Milwaukee Brewer games, bowling, and various other sports. It was known by all to take special care when you were around one of his cars for he took great pride in them. His lawn also received very regular attention and had to be just right.
He is survived by his wife, Donna; children: David (Patty Diemel) Stucki, Gary Stucki, Kay Clements, Jennifer Babino; grandchildren: Becky (Jason) Meulemans, Brandon (Rachel) Kaminski, Kristy Stucki, Skylor Stucki, Kacia and Kaylee Clements; great-grandchildren: Mackenzie and Hailey Meulemans. Further survived by his siblings: Susan (Everett) Olson, Nicki (Bob) Reuter, and Scott “Chip” Stucki; brothers-in-law, Larry (Donna) Svetnicka and family, Art (Susan) Nichols and family; other relatives, and friends.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a daughter-in-law, Lucy Stucki; infant brother, Dickie; brother-in-law, Raymond Schuelke; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Laurence and Bernice Svetnicka.
Friends may call at Muehl-Boettcher Funeral Home, Seymour, on Wednesday, May 31, 2017 from 3:00 pm until the funeral service at 6:00 pm with Pastor Tom Fritz officiating.
Online condolences may be expressed at www.muehlboettcher.com

Theodore Kuehne   

Kuehne

Kuehne

Theodore “Terry” “Doc” Kuehne, 80, of Seymour, passed away peacefully, surrounded by family on Friday morning, May 26, 2017 at Good Shepherd Nursing Home. He was born June 14, 1936, son of the late Carl and Esther (Trost) Kuehne.
Terry was a member of Emmanuel Lutheran Church, Seymour, and a charter member of the Seymour Lions Club. Doc retired from Kuehne Livestock Sales, where he was involved in the family business his entire life. He enjoyed playing cribbage and trap shooting/sporting clays. His favorite past-time was duck hunting.

He is survived by his children: Christopher (JieLinLiu) Kuehne, Seymour; Tracy (Bruce) Baugnet, Lena; grandchildren: T.J. (Sharon) Van Den Bogart, Jacob Kuehne, Tiffany (Ron) O’Neil, Nicki (Andy) Farley and Christina Wray; great-grandchildren: Benae, Alex, Amari Collins; Paige and Alli Farley; Zachary, Zoey and Levi O’Neil; very special friend which he considered like a daughter, Vickie (Dan) Van Den Bogart; brother, Carl (Mary Ellen) Kuehne, Green Bay; sister-in-law, Ione Kuehne, Seymour.
Preceded in death by his son, Timothy; brother, Richard; and stepson, Matt Murphy.
Friends may call at Emmanuel Lutheran Church, Seymour on Tuesday, May 30, 2017, from 3:00 pm until services at 6:00 pm with Pastor Roland Lindeman officiating. Burial will take place in the parish cemetery. Online condolences may be expressed at www.muehlboettcher.com
Muehl-Boettcher Funeral Home, Seymour is assisting the family with arrangements.
A special thank you to the staff at Good Shepherd Nursing Home, Seymour, Meadow Wood and Unity Hospice for the wonderful care given to our dad.

 

David H. Husman

David H. Husman

David H. Husman

David H. Husman, 82, of Appleton passed away peacefully on Thursday, May 25, 2017 at Cherry Meadows Hospice with his family at his side. He was born December 20, 1934, in Green Bay, WI the son of the late Herman F. and Alvilda J. (Score) Husman. On August 18, 1954, he was united in marriage to Barbara J. Braun in Black Creek, WI.
He was in the U.S. Army, serving in Korea.
David was a member of the First United Methodist Church, Appleton, Irish Waters Golf Course, Freedom, and the Appleton American Legion Post #38. He and Barb enjoyed the years at Boulder Lake, relaxing with their family, the winters in Florida with their snowbird friends, plus the hours on the golf course with friends.
David was a J.C. Penney Store Manager in Carrington and Rugby, North Dakota. He and Barbara owned Schauder Shoe Store in Clintonville, WI. He retired from Texas Laredo Boot Co. in 2000 after 25 years in the whole sale footwear industry. David served as President of the Clintonville Chamber of Commerce, President of the Northwest Western Wear and Equipment Travelers Association, Minneapolis, MN.
Survivors include his wife of 62 years, Barbara; one daughter Jody (Jim) Schuette; two sons: Gregory (Karen) Husman and James Husman; four granddaughters: Laura (Patrick) Winkel, Krista Schuette (special friend Ryan Werner and Cam), Brianna and Kylie Husman; one great-grandson, Jameson Schuette, and great-granddaughter, Ella Winkel; brothers-in-law: James (Barbara) Braun, Dennis (Marlene) Braun, Gerald (Jane) Braun, Tom (Barbara) Braun, and Donald (Pamela) Braun; sisters-in-law: Sharon (David) O’Shasky, Sandra Braun, Vicki Van Vreede, Marilyn Braun, and Joyce Braun.
David is preceded by his parents; an infant son, Terry Joseph; brother, Vernon (Carmen) Beyer; brothers-in-law, David and Kenneth Braun; and sisters-in-law: Mary and Natalie Braun.
Friends may call at First United Methodist Church, 325 E. Franklin Street, Appleton, WI on Saturday, June 3, 2017 from 9:00 am until the memorial service at 11:00 am with Pastor Dave Farina officiating.
In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund has been established in Dave’s memory.
Online condolences may be expressed at www.muehlboettcher.com
Muehl-Boettcher Funeral Home, Seymour is assisting the family with arrangements.

Ronald Schulte

Ronald L. Schulte

Ronald L. Schulte

Ronald L. Schulte, 53, of Black Creek, passed away unexpectedly Monday evening, May 22, 2017. He was born July 1, 1963, son of the late Melvin and Arlene (Gerstenschlager) Schulte. On October 19, 2001, he was united in marriage to Lisa Voight. Ron was employed with UPS. He enjoyed hunting, camping, the Hodag in Rhinelander, drinking beer with his brothers-in-law, time spent with friends and most of all with his daughters.
Ronald was an Air Force Veteran serving in the Gulf War and a member of the Black Creek Fire Department.
Survivors include his wife, Lisa; his daughters, Mykenna and Emma; siblings: Jim Schulte, Dennis (Felicia) Schulte, Willy Schulte, Ann (Bob) Hanson, Tom Schulte, Rhonda (Rick) Trafelet, Carol (Joe) Welting, Catie Booms; father-in-law, Ronald Voight; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law: Rick (Brenda) Voight, Bill (Dawn) Voight, Dan (Judy) Voight, and Pam Schulte; many nieces and nephews.
Preceded in death by one brother, George and one sister, Denise; mother-in-law, Barbara Voight.
Friends may call at Muehl-Boettcher Funeral Home, Seymour on Thursday, May 25, 2017, from 5 – 8 pm. Visitation will continue on Friday, May 26, 2017, at Immanuel Lutheran Church, Town of Cicero from 9:30 until services at 11 a.m. with Pastor Ty Stoneburner officiating. Burial will take place the parish cemetery.
Online condolences may be expressed at www.muehlboettcher.com
In lieu of flowers a memorial fund has been established to the Mykenna and Emma Schulte Education Fund.

Rose M. Kahler

Rose Kahler

Rose Kahler

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Rose M. Kahler, 76, of the Town of Center, passed away early Monday morning, May 22, 2017, at Good Shepherd Nursing Home. She was born November 11, 1940, daughter of the late Edward and Gladys (Jones) Niec. On November 18, 1961, she was united in marriage to Kenneth Kahler. He preceded her in death March 13, 2017.
She was a member of St. John’s Lutheran church, Town of Center. She enjoyed nature, reading, baking, knitting, and crocheting, but most of all time spend with her grandchildren.
Rose is survived by her son, Rodney (fiancée Kay) Kahler, Black Creek; three grandsons: Jon (fiancée Ashley) Kahler, Ryan Kahler, and Aaron Kahler; one great-granddaughter, Aubrey; step-grandson Vinny; great-grandchildren: Dustan and Logan; siblings: Ed Jr. Niec, Robert (Barb) Niec, Doris Jansen, Ervin Niec, Don (Marie) Niec, Larry (Linda) Niec, David Niec, Betty (Joe) Rosera, Bonnie (Darrell) Rose, Mike (Sue) Niec and Randy (Tammy) Niec; sisters-in-law: Ione (Vincent) Berg, Violet (Delmar) Sawall, Grace, Carol, and Jean Kahler; special friend, Keith Rahmlow.
Preceded in death by her brother, Ricky; sister, Christine (Kilsdonk) Niec; brothers-in-law: Daniel (Speedo) Jansen, Floyd, Orlin, and Donnie Kahler; sister-in-law, Carol Kahler; other family members and friends.
Friends may call at Muehl-Boettcher Funeral Home, Seymour on Wednesday, May 24, 2017 from 4:00-8:00 p.m. And visitation will continue at St. John’s Lutheran Church, Town of Center on Thursday, May 25, 2017 from 9:30 a.m. until services at 11:00 a.m. with Pastor Jeffery Suhr and Pastor Andrew Frey officiating. Entombment will take place at Highland Memorial Park, Appleton.
A special thank you to the staff of Good Shepherd Nursing Home and Unity Hospice for all your care given to Rose.

Arlene E. Kneisler

Arlene Kneisler

Arlene Kneisler

Arlene E. Kneisler, age 87, passed away Wednesday, May 17, 2017.
She was the only daughter, born March 25, 1930, to the late Otto and Laura (Meyer) Sachs and lived in the Seymour area all her life. She was a 1948 Seymour High School graduate and was employed 25 years at a local insurance company.
Arlene married Robert Krause and he preceded her in death in a farm accident. Later, she married Ralph Kneisler and together, they raised six loving children and enjoyed 49 years together before he preceded her in death.
Her faith in God and prayer and her devoted love for her family were most important to her. Arlene enjoyed attending church and school activities in which her family participated.
She is survived by her children: Merlin (Karen) Kneisler, Margery (Jeff) Nettekoven, Donald (Sarah) Kneisler, James (Brenda) Kneisler, Karen (Gary) Kercher and Jerry Kneisler; grandchildren: Michael, Tammy, Daniel, Andrew (Jennifer), Kathryn (Tony), Jacob and Joshua; great-grandchildren: Keegan, Easton, Claire and Jace. She is also survived by her brother, Vernon (Marcella) Sachs; and sister-in-law, Judy Sachs.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husbands, Robert and Ralph; brothers, Wesley (Genevieve) Sachs and Roger Sachs.
Visitation will take place at Muehl-Boettcher Funeral Home, Seymour on Saturday, May 20, 2017 from 9:00 to 11:00 am followed by the service at 11:00 am with Pastor Natalie Kramer-McComb officiating. Internment will take place at Highland Memorial Park Mausoleum, Appleton later that afternoon.
Online condolences may be expressed at www.muehlboettcher.com

Dale L. Beyer

Dale L. Beyer

Dale L. Beyer

Dale L. Beyer, 80, of Shiocton, passed away Wednesday morning, May 10, 2017 at ThedaCare Regional Medical Center in Appleton with his family by his side. He was born April 22, 1937 to the late Merlin and Viola (Planert) Beyer. On January 21, 1978, he was united in marriage to Cheryl Stallmann.
Dale was a self-employed home builder and cabinet maker, then a carpenter at Lawrence University until his retirement. He loved the outdoors and was an avid hunter and gardener. He canned or froze nearly everything he grew. His salsa and applesauce in particular were unparalleled. He was a sports fan at all levels, and cheered on his beloved Shiocton Chiefs every chance he got. When his children played in high school, he attended every single event in every sport in which they participated, home or away. (He also never missed an episode of NYPD Blue)! He adored time spent with his grandchildren, teaching them his passions and leaving a legacy of traditions to carry on.
He is survived by his wife, Cheryl; children: Dale J. (Pamela) Beyer, Plover; Melissa J. (Mark) Yunker, Louisville, KY; and Bradley (Michelle) Jorgensen, Shiocton; five grandchildren: Marisa Yunker, Lillian and Amelia Beyer, Elijah and Benjamin Jorgensen; mother-in-law, Beatrice Stallmann; one brother, Gary Beyer; one sister-in-law, Heather McAllister; nephews: S. Blake McAllister, Scott and Michael Beyer; and great-nephews Nathan and Brady McAllister.
Dale is preceded in death by his parents; his father-in-law, Maynard Stallmann; sister-in-law Nancy Tessier Beyer; and brother-in-law, Daniel McAllister.
Visitation will take place at Muehl-Boettcher Funeral Home, Seymour on Wednesday, May 17, 2017 from 4:30-7:30 p.m. followed by a service at 7:30 p.m. Burial of cremains will be at the Forest Home Cemetery in Athelstane, WI at a later date.
Online condolences may be expressed at www.muehlboettcher.com.

Linda L. (Van Vuren) Ballard

Linda L. (Van Vuren) Ballard

Linda L. (Van Vuren) Ballard

Linda L. (Van Vuren) Ballard, 64, of Sobieski, passed away Sunday, May 14, 2017 at her home with her family by her side. She was born January 17, 1953, daughter of the late Lee and Ruth (Kroner) Van Vuren.
On July 27, 1984, she was united in marriage to Joseph Ballard.
Linda was a 1971 graduate of Seymour High School. She was employed with Bellin Generations where her co-workers were like family to her. Linda was a member of the Milwaukee Great Dane Club and enjoyed dog shows, cooking, and time spent with her new grandbaby.
Linda is survived by her husband, Joe; her son, Clinton Ballard, Sobieski; daughter, Breanna (Kaleb) Santy, Oconto Falls; grandson, Gabriel; siblings: Clyde Van Vuren, Sturgeon Bay; Amy (Dan) Hoffman, Green Bay; Dirk (Sharon) Van Vuren, Green Bay; sister-in-law, Valerie (Gary) DuChateau; nieces and nephews.
Preceded in death by her sister, Jill Van Vuren; sisters-in-law, Mary and Beverly; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Don (Connie “Armella”) Ballard.
A celebration of Linda’s life will be held at Muehl-Boettcher Funeral Home, Seymour on Monday, May 22, 2017 from 4 pm – 7:30 pm with services at 7:30 pm with Pastor Natalie Kramer McComb officiating. Burial will take place in Seymour City Cemetery. Online condolences may be expressed at www.muehlboettcher.com
In lieu of flowers a memorial fund has been established.
Linda,
You were the best wife, mother, grandmother, sister and aunt any of us could ever ask for. You always put other people first and were so caring and self-giving. You will always live on in our hearts.
We love you!

Elton W. Lorenz

Elton W. Lorenz

Elton W. Lorenz

Elton W. Lorenz, age 88, of Shiocton passed away Friday, April 28, 2017 at Rennes Health in Appleton. He was born April 4, 1929, son of the late Alvin and Meta (Diedrich) Lorenz.

On August 5, 1950, he was united in marriage to Doris Mary Werner at St. Edwards in Mackville and the couple celebrated 63 years together. Doris preceded him in death on March 1, 2014.

Elton and Doris began building their homestead and continued to work together raising their family, taking care of the farm, and hauling milk for many years. Elton began hauling milk by the can and later began bulk hauling, having hauled milk for over 60 years. He was proud of his homestead, but most importantly, was very proud of his children.

He is survived by his children: Patricia (Lloyd) Tesch, Eagle River; Dennis (Sally) Lorenz, Seymour; Kathleen (Ron) Guyette, Black Creek; Gordon (Diana) Lorenz, Shiocton; Harold (Tammy) Lorenz, Shiocton; Debra (Gary) Blohm, Seymour; Sandra (Joe) Gitter, New London; and Christine (Vernon) Stedjee, Shiocton; 27 grandchildren; 39 great-grandchildren and one more expected; daughter-in-law, Lisa Rossi, Kentucky; sisters-in-law: Roberta Lorenz, Black Creek; Marcella Schwahn, Kimberly; and Evelyn Krueger, Appleton; and several nieces, nephews, and other relatives.

He was preceded in death by an infant son, Peter; son, Gerald; brothers: Earl and Ralph Lorenz.

Friends may call at Muehl-Boettcher Funeral Home, Seymour, on Wednesday, May 3, 2017 from 4 to 8 pm. Visitation will continue at St. Lawrence Catholic Church, Navarino on Thursday, May 4, 2017, from 9:30 am until the funeral mass at 11 am with Father Theodore Hendricks officiating. Burial will take place at South Cicero Cemetery.

Anthony “J.R.” Skenandore

Anthony "J.R." Skenandore

Anthony “J.R.” Skenandore

Anthony “J.R.” R. Skenandore, 67, of Seymour, passed away Wednesday, April 26, 2017, at St. Vincent Hospital, Green Bay. He was born July 22, 1949, son of Anthony and Elizabeth (Danforth) Skenandore.
On September 25, 1971, he was united in marriage to Judith John.
J.R. was a member of Oneida United Methodist Church and played on the dartball team.
He worked at Alwin Manufacturing in Green Bay, was the director of the Oneida Recreation Department, and later worked in surveillance at the Oneida Casino until his retirement in 2015.
J.R. attended Ripon College where he pitched on the baseball team. After college, he continued to be a lifelong athlete and always excelled in each sport. He was a passionate golfer who enjoyed watching the PGA and LPGA. J.R. was a loyal Packer, Brewer, Badger, and local sports fan.
He is survived by his wife, Judith; children: Cory (Samantha) Skenandore, Madison; Leslie Skenandore, Frisco, TX; his only granddaughter, Alli; mother, Elizabeth Skenandore; brothers: Murry “Bo” (Chris), Russell (Carolyn), Leon (Carrie), Keith (Elaine), Tim and Kelly Skenandore; sisters: Sharon (Jim) Gerzetich, Lora Skenandore, Cheryl “Babe” (Gary) Fish, Theresa Skenandore, and April Skenandore. Further survived by sister-in-law, Carol Elm; special niece, Karen (David) Powless; and many nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.
He is preceded in death by his father, Anthony; two brothers: Bruce and Dale; brothers-in-law: Ron (Eleanor) John, Donald John, and Norman Elm; sisters-in-law: Mary (John) Hill and Beverly (Gene) Silas.
Friends may call at Muehl-Boettcher Funeral Home, Seymour on Sunday, April 30, 2017, from 4 to 8 p.m. with the Oneida Hymn Singers at 6:30 pm and a prayer service at 7 p.m. with Pastor Juan Alicea. Visitation will continue at Oneida United Methodist Church on Monday, May 1, 2017, from 9:30 until services at 11 a.m. with Pastor Ann Bullis and Pastor Juan Alicea officiating. Online condolences may be expressed at www.muehlboettcher.com

John H. Banker

John H. Banker

John H. Banker

John H. Banker, 81, of Black Creek, passed away peacefully Wednesday morning, April 26, 2017 at Good Shepherd Nursing Home, with his family by his side. He was born September 24, 1935, son of the late Stanley and Viola (Kern) Banker.
He was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Black Creek. John was a member of Wisconsin State Historical Society, Nichols and Seymour Historical Assoc., Black Creek Lions Club, Fox Valley Two Cylinder Club, Florida Fly Wheelers Tractor Club, and the Black Creek Legion. He furnished sweetcorn, for the corn roast for “Music in the Park” and worked at the Florida State Fair.
John was employed with Schneider Trucking for over 40 years. He farmed in the Town of Cicero, growing sweet corn, vegetables and beef cattle.
He is survived by his children: Linda Banker (Chuck), Ken (Jean) Banker, Carol (Mike) Kuehne, Kathy (Dale) Kropp, Judy (Steve) Hackl, Jim (Pam) Banker, Mary (Dean) Vander Plas, and Dave Banker; 25 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; two brothers, Bob (Connie) Banker and Stanley (Linda) Banker; sisters: Dolores (Harold) Pingel, Dorothy Thomas, Janet (Dick) Rathsack, and Shari (Gene) Patzner.
Preceded in death by sisters, Marion and Grace.
Friends may call at Muehl-Boettcher Funeral Home, Seymour on Friday, April 28, 2017, from 4-8 p.m. Visitation will continue at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Black Creek on Saturday, April 29, 2017, from 9:30 a.m. until the funeral mass at 11 a.m. with Father Theodore Hendricks officiating. Burial will take place in the parish cemetery with Military Rites performed by the Black Creek American Legion.
In lieu of flowers a memorial fund has been established for Nichols Historical Club and/or the Black Creek American Legion.

FRANK MIANECKI SR.

October 14, 1940 – April 7, 2017

With the passing of Frank Mianecki Sr., our community has suffered a great loss. Frank was a loving husband, devoted father and grandfather and a true friend of many. Frank was born October 14, 1940, in Racine, Wis. After graduation from Seymour, Wis., High School in 1959, Frank immediately joined the U.S. Air Force. During his post at Mountain Home, Idaho, he met his wife-to-be, Elin (Chris) Peterson, whom he married on Dec. 1, 1962, and completed his U.S. Air Force service there in 1963. In the spring of 1964, Frank and Elin (Chris) moved to Washington state, finally settling in Royal City, Wash. in July of 1964, which then became their permanent home. Their children Leilani, Frank, Jr. (Skeeter), and Richard were all born in Moses Lake, Wash.

Frank’s passion and life-long career was farming, even starting out as a young boy in Wisconsin keeping the family garden tended and helping on the family dairy farm. Frank loved fishing anytime, anywhere, anyplace. Whenever possible, he loved to go to his secret fishing pond. An additional hobby he had was his collection of antique cars, which he got to show off as Grand Marshal of the Royal City Summer Fest parade in 2012. He even had his family tractor restored to vintage condition. Frank remained a Green Bay Packers fan even after his 53 years of living in Washington state – once a Packer fan, always a Packer fan.

As part of his involvement in the community, he served as Port Commissioner until December 31, 2015. Some of his accomplishments as Port Commissioner were developing and expanding the Port property and water system as well as volunteering many hours towards re-opening the rail line between Othello and Royal City. Frank also helped build the Royal City Golf Course and was a founding member of Royal City Moose Lodge #2147.

Frank is survived by his wife Elin (Chris) Mianecki; daughter Leilani (Rick) Follett; sons, Frank Jr., Skeeter (Tammy) and Richard (Connie) Mianecki; six grandchildren Landon, Brandon, Trevor, Hunter, Meghan and Rebecca; three great-grandchildren Noah, Arianna and Anthony; and one sister and brother, Helen (Bernie) Schoettler of Freedom, Wis., and Ray Mianecki of Green Bay, Wis.

A public viewing will be held from 2 to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, April 11, 2017, at Kayser’s Chapel of Memories. Graveside services with Military Honors will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, April 12, 2017, at Royal Memorial Gardens in Royal City, Wash. Following will be a Celebration of Life at the Royal City Moose Lodge #2147 located in downtown Royal City. Please sign the online guestbook or leave a note for the family at www.kayserchapel.com. Arrangements are in care of Kayser’s Chapel & Crematory.

John M. Burkel

John Michael Burkel, 76, of Oneida, passed away peacefully on Friday, April 14 at home surrounded by his wife and seven daughters. John was the husband of Janice Coonen Burkel and son of Claude and Lillian Burkel, Oneida, Wisconsin.
John attended elementary school at St. Joseph’s grade school in Oneida and graduated from Premontre High School in 1959. He married the love of his life, Janice Coonen, on April 18, 1963.
John served with the Red Arrow Division of the US Army based in California. He joined his father’s construction business and worked with him at CJ Burkel and Son’s. He later co-operated the company with his brother and John ran the dairy farm. Active in community politics, John served several years as Town of Hobart Clerk. He was also a volunteer fireman for the town of Hobart.
John was an active member of St. Joseph’s parish in Oneida. He was on the parish council and finance committee; he was also an usher. John served as Grand Knight of the Knights of Columbus and was very active in their charity work. He was an organizer of the men’s softball league for Knights of Columbus and proudly played for his team, Burkel Builders. John enjoyed his Friday night dinner at supper clubs, having lively conversation with family and friends, and an Old Fashioned at the bar. John also enjoyed meeting with his breakfast club friends every morning reminiscing about the good old days.
He is survived by his wife, Janice, to whom he was married for over 54 years. John and Janice shared many fond memories together attending Peninsula Players in Door County, traveling and hosting big family celebrations. He is also survived by his daughters, Jennifer Burkel; Jessica (Jeffrey) Koehler, their son Jeffrey Koehler; Joél (Ken) Payne, their daughter Christina Payne; Rachel (James) Zambrowicz, their children Alec and Emily Zambrowicz; Rebecca (William) Hoerner, and their children Jonny and Maggie Hoerner; Belinda Burkel, and Jacqueline (Bernie) Scheer; John is also survived by siblings: Sister Claudette Burkel, James (Rose Ann) Burkel, Robert (Robin) Burkel, Marvin (Mary) Burkel, Sandra (Paul) King, and Francis (Margie) Burkel; as well as 27 nieces and nephews.
Friends may call at Muehl-Boettcher Funeral Home, Seymour on Monday, April 17, 2017 from 4-8 p.m. Visitation will continue at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Oneida on Tuesday, April 18, 2017, from 9:30 a.m. until the funeral mass at 11 a.m. with Father John Chrysostom Katamba officiating. Burial will take place in the parish cemetery. Online condolences may be expressed at www.muehlboettcher.com.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Sisters of the Holy Spirit Convent where John’s sister, Claudette Burkel, is a missionary in Africa. Holy Spirit Missionary Sisters/In care of Sister Claudette Burkel/In Memory of John Burkel, Convent of the Holy Spirit, 319 Waukegan Road, Northfield, IL 60093.

Theresa M. Bunnell

Theresa M. Bunnell, age 85, Shiocton, passed away on Friday, April 14, 2017, after a lengthy illness. She was born on October 5, 1931, Milwaukee, WI, daughter of the late Frank B. and Anna (Werbitski) Fuller. On June 30, 1951, she was united in marriage to Lloyd R. Bunnell at First Congregational Church, Shiocton. Theresa was a homemaker first and foremost; she also worked at the Toy Factory in Hortonville until her retirement. She was an avid bowler, enjoyed playing cards and camping. She was a member of Shiocton Bible Church her entire married life.
Theresa is survived by her husband of 65 years, Lloyd; children: Sue (William) Buckmann; Lloyd C. (Paula) Bunnell; Nancy (Ron) Beyer and Patti (Rick) Riehl; a brother, Frank C. Fuller. She is further survived by eight grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren and numerous, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by a daughter and son-in-law, Donna (Jim) Manuel and their children, Camille and Jimmy; a brother Bob Fuller and a grandson PFC Nicholas Riehl.
Funeral services for Theresa will be held on Thursday, April 20, 2017, at 11 a.m. at Shiocton Bible Church, with Rev. Michael Isbill officiating. Visitation will be held on Thursday at the church from 9 a.m. until the time of service.
The family would like to thank nurses and staff at St. Joseph Residence and Heartland Hospice for their care and concern for Theresa.
In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to Alzheimer’s research.

Donald Reed

Donald P. Reed, 94, of Seymour, passed away peacefully Tuesday morning, April 11, 2017 at Meadow Wood Assisted Living. He was born October 5, 1922, son of the late Joseph and Sarah (Mullen) Reed.
On August 12, 1950, he was united in marriage to Dorothy Brugger. She preceded him in death November 8, 2016. In 1960, the couple founded Don’s Quality Market in Seymour.
Donald was a member of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, Seymour. He was also a proud member of the Seymour American Legion and a long-time member of the Seymour Lions Club. He enjoyed every minute with his family. He was a loving father and grandfather, who enjoyed time spent at the cottage on Loon Lake, and winters in Florida.
Donald is survived by his children: Julie Reed, Seymour; Randy (Ann) Reed, Seymour; Peggy (Frank) Polkowski, Shawano; Connie (Mark) Reinhardt, Appleton; Paul Reed, Shawano; seven grandchildren: Mike (Ashley), Greg (Stephanie), Bob (Aimee), Chris, John (Sarah), Tom (Robin), Elizabeth; six great-grandchildren: Matthew, Blake, Eliana, Lucy, Evan, William, Bennett, and an expected great-grandson; brother, Patrick Reed, Green Bay; brother-in-law: Jim Kralovetz; sister-in-law: Delores Reed; many nieces, nephews, and other relatives.
Preceded in death by brothers, sisters, and in-laws.
Friends may call at St. John Catholic Church, Seymour on Monday, April 17, 2017, from 9 a.m. until the funeral mass at 11:30 a.m. with Father Brian Belongia and Deacon Rich Matuszak officiating. Burial will take place in the parish cemetery with military honors. In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund has been established to Meadow Wood Assisted Living.
Muehl-Boettcher Funeral Home, Seymour is assisting the family with arrangements. Online condolences may be expressed at www.muehlboettcher.com
Special thank you to the staff of Meadow Wood Assisted Living and Unity Hospice for all your care and concern.

Robert Hayner

Robert Eugene Hayner, 73, of Black Creek, passed away Monday evening, April 10, 2017, at ThedaClark Regional Medical Center, Neenah. He was born December 20, 1943, son of the late Eugene and Miriam (Davenport) Hayner.
On February 18, 1967, he was united in marriage to Lois Schroeder, having celebrated 50 years of marriage.
He was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church, Town of Cicero.
Bob worked for Foxland Harvestore for 34 years, retiring in 2007.
He enjoyed camping, gardening, mowing grass, cooking, and baking.
He is survived by his wife, Lois; his children: Patrick Hayner, Amy (Thomas) Cook, Jeff Hayner, and Michael (Becky Genslak) Hayner; grandchildren: Andrew (Kelli) Cook, Aaron (Jackie) Cook, Noah Cook, Jenna Hayner, Mason Hayner, Joshua Hayner, and Brayden Hayner; great-granddaughter, Everleigh Cook; and sister, Rita (Stan) Harris. Further survived by sister-in-law, Pam (Dan) Ossmann; brothers-in-law: Bill (Rhonda) Schroeder and Tom (JoAnn) Schroeder; many nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.
Preceded in death by his father-in-law and mother-in-law, Pete and Marge Schroeder.
Friends may call at Immanuel Lutheran Church, Town of Cicero on Monday, April 17, 2017, from 9:00 am until services at 11:00 am with Pastor Ty Stoneburner officiating. Muehl-Boettcher Funeral Home, Seymour, is assisting the family with arrangements. Online condolences may be expressed at www.muehlboettcher.com

Lucille Van Wyk

Lucille Van Wyk, age 96, Town of Oneida, passed away Friday, April 7, 2017, at her daughter’s home. She was born on August 21, 1920, a daughter of the late George and Jessie (Frieberg) Eick.
On December 20, 1941, she was united in marriage to Joseph Van Wyk. He preceded her in death on October 20, 2001. She was a member of Emmanuel Lutheran Church, Seymour.
Lucille and Joe farmed their whole life on the family farm in the Town of Oneida.
She enjoyed painting, having painted everything from portraits to garden art, and loved playing sheepshead. Lucille found great joy working in the flower gardens.
She is survived by her daughter, Karen (Carl) Vanden Heuvel, Town of Oneida; five grandchildren: Brenda, Neil, Robert Jr., Joel, and David; numerous great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. Also, survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.
In addition to her husband and parents, Lucille was preceded in death by two sons: Robert and an infant son, Joey; sister, Eileen (Francis) Kust; brothers, Clarence (Mildred) Eick and Earl (Bernice) Eick.
Friends may call at Muehl-Boettcher Funeral Home on Tuesday, April 11, 2017 from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm. Visitation will continue on Wednesday, April 12, 2017 at Emmanuel Lutheran Church, Seymour, from 9:30 am until the funeral service at 11:00 am with Pastor Natalie Kramer-McComb officiating. Burial will take place in the church cemetery. Online condolences may be expressed at www.muehlboettcher.com
In lieu of flowers a memorial fund has been established in Lucille’s memory.
Special thanks to Unity Hospice, especially Cheryl, Heather, Gloria, and Ashley for the wonderful care you gave to our mother and grandmother. Thank you also to all the neighbors and friends for the frequent visits and supporting the family.

Becky Sue Nutt

Becky Sue Nutt, 60, Town of Maine, passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, March 30, 2017 at ThedaCare Appleton Hospital. She was born April 10, 1956, daughter of the late J.O. and Wilma (Hemphill) Kelley.
On July 12, 1980, she was united in marriage to Kirk Nutt.
Becky taught biology and science at Oneida High School for 20 years. She received a Walmart Teacher of Distinction award and was also a Toyota Tapestry Grant recipient. Becky was also nominated several times for the Golden Apple Awards.
She enjoyed traveling on class trips with the high school students.
Becky is survived by her husband Kirk; children: Doug (Lacy), Dan (Laura), Dylan (Lovey), and Derek; and granddaughter, Lila Sue. She is further survived by her sisters: Kathy (Terry) Zimmerman, Janet (Jim) Wood, Nancy Kelley, Dawn Kelley; brothers: Mike (Cheryl) Kelley, Tom (Peggy) Kelley, Don Kelley, Jim (Cherie) Kelley, Bob (Sheryl) Kelley, and Ron (Joe) Kelley. Also, survived by many nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents she is preceded in death by a brother, John.
Friends may call at Muehl-Boettcher Funeral Home, Seymour on Tuesday, April 4, 2017 from 3:30 pm with the Oneida Hymn Singers at 7:00 pm and the funeral service at 7:30 pm.
Online condolences may be expressed at www.muehlboettcher.com

Arlyn R. Helms

Arlyn R. Helms, 90, of Seymour, passed away Thursday morning, March 30, 2017 at St. Mary’s Hospital with his family by his side. He was born January 13, 1927, son of the late Charles and Hulda (Graf) Helms. On January 24, 1945, he was united in marriage to Grace Swiecichowski. The couple have celebrated 72 years of marriage together.
Arlyn was a member of Emmanuel Lutheran Church in Seymour, and active as a Sunday school and confirmation teacher, served on the council and was a member of the Brotherhood of the Church. Arlyn retired from farming and was employed by Gordy Bunkelman’s Garage, Tesch Brothers, and Schneider Transport. He and his wife ran the food pantry for twelve years. He was a former member of the Ray Reis Orchestra.
He is survived by his wife, Grace; children: Roger (Barb) Helms, Seymour; Barbara (Jerome) Ciesielczyk, Shawano; Raymond (Paula) Helms, Seymour; nine grandchildren: Michelle (Scott) Daub, Nicolle (Jim) Kaczrowski, Ryan (Jennifer) Helms, Tracy (Don) Frevert, Matthew (Jodi) Ciesielczyk, Nathan (Kathryn) Ciesielczyk, Joshua Helms, Adam (Melissa) Helms, Sarah Helms, Chad (Lacy) Hatton; 22 great-grandchildren; sister-in-law, Marcella Helms; special friends: Randy (Nancy) Schneider and Jody and Jeff Schneider.
Preceded in death by one brother, Norman; four sisters: Verla, Margie, Glenda and Loreen; special Aunt, Anna Graf.
Friends may call at Emmanuel Lutheran Church Chapel, Seymour on Monday, April 3, 2017, from 4-8 p.m. Visitation will continue at the church on Tuesday, April 4, 2017, from 9:30 a.m. until services at 11 a.m. with Pastor Roland Lindeman officiating. Burial will take place in the parish cemetery. Online condolences may be expressed at www.muehlboettcher.com
Muehl-Boettcher Funeral Home, Seymour is assisting the family with arrangements.
A special thank you to our special friends that visited Arlyn and Grace and the staff of Good Shepherd Nursing Home and St. Mary’s Hospital for all your care and concern.

Arla V. Helein

Arla V. (Holcomb) Helein, 86, of Black Creek passed away Saturday evening, March 25, 2017, at her home with her family by her side. She was born July 13, 1930, daughter of the late Sydney and Bernice (Huhn) Holcomb. On October 23, 1954, she was united in marriage to Donald Helein in Appleton. He preceded her in death October 1, 2011.
She was a member of St. John’s United Church of Christ in Black Creek, where she sang in the choir and was a member of Women’s Guild for many years. Arla enjoyed gardening, cooking and baking, where she baked 21 kinds of cookies and over 200 dozen at Christmas time. She also enjoyed sewing, crafts, working alongside her husband on the family farm and most of all the time spent with her family.
Arla is survived by her son, Gary (Virginia) Helein, Seymour; daughters: Sue (Bill) Schneider, Black Creek; Sara (Brian) Biettler, Black Creek; grandchildren: Nick (Diana) Helein, Erica (Jason) Jansky, Brock Helein (fiancée Ashley Franklin), Megan Helein (special friend, William Philipps), John (Carrie) Schneider, Laura Schneider; two great-grandchildren, Rylee and Katelyn Schneider; brother-in-law, Walter Helein; and special niece, Terry.
She was preceded in death by two sisters, Donna and Neva; and one brother, Dennis.
Friends may call at the Muehl-Boettcher Funeral Home, Seymour Wednesday, March 29, 2017 from 4-8 p.m., and Thursday, March 30, 2017, at St. John’s United Church of Christ, Black Creek, from 9:30 a.m. until services at 11:00 a.m. with Pastor Tom Fritsch officiating. Burial will take place in the parish cemetery. Online condolences may be expressed at www.muehlboettcher.com
A special thank you to Unity Hospice and all the family members who helped keep her at home where she wanted to stay.
Mom, you were unselfish, always helping others. A strong person who would say “You Were a Tuff Old Bird”. At the end, all you wanted was some energy. Thanks for being such a good mom. We Love You!

Albert “Al” D. Gara

Albert “Al” D. Gara. 86, of Appleton, Wisconsin, passed away unexpectedly, Thursday, March 23, 2017, in Lumberton, Texas. He was born on May 24, 1930, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
Al was raised by his grandparents, Katie (Murkus-Gara) and Richard Damrau on a farm near Bowler, Wisconsin. After graduating from Bowler High School, he served his country in the United States Army as a tank driver stationed in Worms, Germany. On November 27, 1956, he was united in marriage to Shirley Mae Peotter of Black Creek, Wisconsin. After briefly working for Appleton Coated, he started his bricklayer’s apprenticeship. As a stone mason and bricklayer, he worked for Ted Utschig Construction and Oscar Boldt Construction leaving his work in view across the Appleton area. Never afraid of hard work, after retirement he enjoyed helping friends and family with their farming chores.
Al enjoyed bowling and fishing and his greatest love was singing and playing the guitar. Winters were spent in the Texas Rio Grande Valley attending daily jam sessions with his musician friends.
Survivors include his daughter, Susan Quick and her husband, Todd, of Lumberton, Texas; brother, Robert Igl; sister, Nancy Fronek; brothers-in-law, Don Peotter and his wife, Ann and Ken Peotter; and close friend, John Vander Zanden. He is preceded in death by his parents; and wife of fifty-nine years, Shirley Mae Peotter Gara.
Al’s committal was held at Broussard’s Crematorium, Beaumont, Texas. A memorial service will be held at a later date in Appleton, Wisconsin

Gregory L. Schaumberg

Gregory L. Schaumberg, 62, of Seymour passed away peacefully of natural causes on Tuesday morning, March 21, 2017 at St. Vincent Hospital. He was born August 30, 1954, son of Gerald and Gladys (Wagner) Schaumberg. On April 16, 2004, he was united in marriage to Susan Gille.
Greg was a 1972 graduate of Seymour High School. He farmed all his life and enjoyed motorcycle rides with family and friends, collecting toy tractors, and shooting pool with the guys.
He was a member of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, Seymour.
Surviving is his wife, Susan; daughter, Jessica Maroszek; parents, Gerald and Gladys Schaumberg; siblings: Grace (Robert) Daoust, Gary (Becky) Schaumberg, Karen (Mike) Schmit, and Scott (Sarah) Schaumberg; mother-in-law, Alice Gille, Pulaski; in-laws: Bill (Barbara) Gille, Florida; Mike Gille, Florida; Theresa (Doug) Keller, Oregon; Geri (Jack) Racine, Florida; Eric (Cathy) Gille, Sobieski; nieces and nephews; godchildren: Sara Daoust Sickels, Amanda Johnson Kropp and Samantha Schaumberg.
Preceded in death by two brothers, Bruce and Douglas; father-in-law, Earl Gille.
Friends may call at St. John’s Catholic Church, Seymour on Friday, March 24,2017, from 4 p.m. – 8 p.m. with a prayer service at 8 p.m. Visitation will continue at the church on Saturday, March 25, 2017, from 10:30 a.m. until the funeral mass at noon with Fr. Brian Belongia and Deacon Rich Matuszak officiating. Burial will take place in St. John’s Catholic Cemetery. Online condolences may be expressed at www.muehlboettcher.com
Muehl-Boettcher Funeral Home, Seymour is assisting the family with arrangements.
A special thank you to the doctors, ICU and Rehab staff and all the nurses on 7th floor at St. Vincent Hospital for all your care and concern.

Veramae H. Rihm

Veramae H. Rihm, age 90, of Appleton passed away peacefully with her family around her on Wednesday, March 15, 2017. She was born December 8, 1926, daughter of the late William George and Dorothy (Birmingham) Duhm, Sr. On May 8,1948, she was united in marriage to Raymond Rihm at St. John Evangelical and Reformed Church Black Creek. They were married for 65 years.
She and Ray farmed along with their family for 20 years. In addition, she worked for Aluminum Specialty Company Seymour for 19 years. After her retirement, her and Ray were custodians for 13 years at St. John’s United Church of Christ Black Creek.
She enjoyed traveling, gardening, knitting, reading, raising grandchildren, watching the Price is Right, Jeopardy, and the Wheel of Fortune. Family was very special to her. She made Christmas extra special.
Vera is survived by her six children: Terry, David, Daniel and Timothy, Black Creek; Thomas (Jeannie), Greenville; Peggy (Merlin) Rohm, Seymour; 13 grandchildren: Kori (Tony) Zawojski, Egg Habor; Cassie (Pudge) Schuh, Seymour, Adam (Jade) Rihm, Morrow, OH; Kayla Rihm, Onalaska; Michael (Sarah), Black Creek; Jennifer (Jeremy) Van Dinter, Menasha; Brian (Janel), Kali (Jeremy), Emma Randal; Katie (Dane) Checolinski, Sheboygan; Kimberly (Michael) , Wrightstown; Amber Rihm, CA; Dallas Green Bay; 10 great grandchildren: Ty and Natalie; Brooke, Jack, Ted; Payton and Arianna; Mary, Aubrey and baby C. due in June; sister, Marcella Reese; sister-in-law, Gerry Duhm; brother-in-law, Earl Rihm; nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her loving husband, Raymond Rihm, July 14, 2013; infant daughter, Luanne; infant sister Betty Ann Duhm; brothers, Wallace Duhm and George Duhm, Jr.; sisters-in-law: Marian (Rihm) Melchert, Joan Rihm, Francis Rihm, Helen Rihm, Edna Duhm; brothers-in-law, Richard Reese, Robert Melchert and Harvey Rihm; in-laws, Theodore and Alma (Kuse) Rihm.
Friends may call at Muehl-Boettcher Funeral Home, Seymour on Sunday, March 19, 2017 from 2-8 p.m. Visitation will continue on Monday, March 20, 2017 at St. John’s United Church of Christ, Black Creek, 101 S. Clark Street, Black Creek; from 9 a.m. until services at 11 a.m. with Pastor Jill Meyer officiating. Burial will take place at Highland Memorial Park, Appleton. Online condolences may be expressed at www.muehlboettcher.com
You were our rock and strength. You showed us how to love and be loved. We will miss you very much.

Lois Jayne Van Asten

Lois Jayne Van Asten, age 56, of Darboy, entered into Eternal Life with her family by her side at Froedtert Hospital in Milwaukee on Saturday, March 11, 2017. She was born on March 14, 1960, in Green Bay, to Arlin and Janet (Stingle) Springstroh. Lois graduated from Seymour Community High School in 1978. She also received her Associate’s Degree from Fox Valley Technical College with an emphasis in Child Care. She married her soulmate, Jeffrey J. Van Asten on October 25, 1991, at Holy Spirit Parish in Darboy. Lois was a kind, compassionate, faithful mother and caregiver. Her true focus was on her children, family, and the Lord as she was an avid churchgoer. She loved to bake and make homemade bread for her family and friends. Lois crafted detailed cards for every special occasion; her memory for dates was impressive. Lois made it a point to decorate the family home seasonally, it was always a welcoming place. With her family, she enjoyed spending time at their cottage on Pelican Lake, especially when the fish were biting.
Lois will be sadly missed by her husband of 25 years, Jeffrey; her son Tyler, and her daughter Maria. She is further survived by her siblings, Joan (Jim) Stahl, Jacklyn (Ray) Rock, Thomas Springstroh, and Dean (Tina) Springstroh; her father-in-law, Jerome “Whitey” Van Asten; her brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Tom (Barb) Van Asten, Pam (Gary) Schiedermayer, Steve (Kelly) Van Asten, and Mike (Jessica) Zielinski.
She was preceded in her death by her infant brother, Donald Joseph Springstroh; her grandparents, Erwin and Helen (Baumann) Stingle; Otto and Minnie (Kuschel) Springstroh; her mother-in-law, Carol Jean (Evers) Van Asten; her sister-in-law, Sara Ann (Van Asten) Zelinski; and her nephew Eli Thomas Van Asten.
A celebration of Lois’ life was held on Saturday, March 18, 2017 at Holy Spirit Parish-Darboy Campus, W2796 County Road KK, Darboy at 12:00 pm with Fr. Bob Kollath officiating.
The Van Asten family would like to extend a sincere thank you to the University of Wisconsin-Madison Hospital and Froedtert Medical College of Wisconsin for their loving care. In lieu of flowers, a memorial has been established in her name. Online condolences may be offered at www.wichmannfargo.com The Wichmann Funeral Home, Appleton, (920) 739-1231, is serving the family.

Phyllis M. Matuszak

Phyllis M. Matuszak, age 80, of Seymour passed away Monday morning March 13, 2017 at Country Villa Assisted Living in Pulaski. She was born September 3, 1936, daughter of the late Harline and Grace (Tesch) Schmit.
On April 30, 1955, she was united in marriage to Harvey Matuszak in Isaar. He preceded her in death March 11, 2014.
Phyllis was a member of St. Sebastian’s Catholic Church, Isaar. She enjoyed spending time at home with family and her dogs, Rex and Sox.
She is survived by her children: Linda Matuszak, Karen (Duane) Zuleger, Dan (Malia) Matuszak, Chad (Cheryl) Matuszak; 10 grandchildren: Craig (Sara), Stacie (Brad), Amy (Jay), Crissy, Tammy, Dustin (Janelle), Danielle (Cody), Gage, Jordan and Jaden; 8 great-grandchildren; sister, Carol (Carl) Hock, Bonduel; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law: LaVerne Kons, Menasha; Eleanor Zakowski, Howard; Dorothy Kons, Neenah, Norbert Matuszak, Seymour; Alice Vanden Langenberg, Seymour; Anna Mae Matuszak, Oneida; Barbara Socha, Seymour; JoAnn (Bill) Vanden Langenberg, Oneida; Marilyn Socha, Seymour; Ronald Matuszak, Seymour; Deacon Richard (Margie) Matuszak, Seymour.
Preceded in death by infant granddaughter; mother-in-law and father-in-law, William (Mary) Matuszak; brothers-in-law: LeRoy (Diane) Matuszak, Donald Matuszak, Joe Socha, Ralph Matuszak, Alvin Socha, Norman Kons, Bernard Kons, and Roger Zakowski; sisters-in-law: Mary, Joan, and Marlene Matuszak.
Friends may call at St. Sebastian’s Catholic Church, Isaar on Thursday, March 16, 2017 from 9 a.m. until the funeral mass at 11 a.m. with Fr. Brian Belongia and Deacon Rich Matuszak officiating. Burial will take place in the parish cemetery.
Online condolences may be express at www.muehlboettcher.com
Muehl-Boettcher Funeral Home, Seymour is assisting the family with arrangements.
We love you and will miss you. You will remain in our hearts forever.
Carol, Linda, Karen, Dan and ChadA special thank you to Unity Hospice and the staff of Country Villa in Pulaski for all your care and concern.

Kenneth R. Kahler

Kenneth R. Kahler, 78, of Center Valley, passed away early Monday morning, March 13, 2017, at Good Shepherd Nursing Home. He was born August 17, 1938, son of the late Alvin and Lena (Moeller) Kahler. On November 18, 1961, he was united in marriage to his life-long partner and friend Rose Niec.
Ken farmed in Center Valley from 1977 to 1989, and was a dairy farmer throughout his life. He also was employed with Center Valley Co-op, other small short time jobs and then worked at Don’s Quality Market part-time as a baggage carry out for 6 to 7 years.
He was a member of St. John’s Lutheran church, Town of Center, and a volunteer member of the Town of Center Fire Department.
Ken is survived by his wife, Rose; one son, Rodney (fiancée Kay) Kahler, Black Creek; three grandsons: Jon (fiancée Ashley) Kahler, Ryan Kahler, and Aaron Kahler; one great-granddaughter, Aubrey; step-grandson Vinnie; step great-grandchildren: Dustan and Logan; two sisters: Ione (Vincent) Berg, Appleton; Violet (Delmar) Sawall, Appleton; three sisters-in-law: Grace, Carol, and Jean Kahler; Roses’s family: Ed Jr. Niec, Robert (Barb) Niec, Doris Jansen, Ervin Niec, Don (Marie) Niec, Larry (Linda) Niec, David Niec, Betty (Joe) Rosera, Bonnie (Darrell) Rose, Mike (Sue) Niec and Randy (Tammy) Niec; special family friend, Keith Rahmlow.
Preceded in death by his brothers: Ricky, Floyd, Orlin, and Donnie; sister, Carol; brothers and sisters-in-law: Daniel (Speedo) Jansen and Christine (Kilsdonk) Niec; other family members and friends.
Friends may call at Muehl-Boettcher Funeral Home, Seymour on Tuesday, March 14, 2017 from 4-8 p.m. Visitation will continue at St. John’s Lutheran Church, Town of Center on Wednesday, March 15, 2017 from 1 p.m. until services at 2 p.m. with Pastor Jeffery Suhr and Pastor Andrew Frey officiating. Entombment will take place at Highland Memorial Park, Appleton.
A special thank you to the staff of Good Shepherd Nursing Home and Unity Hospice for all your care given to Ken.

Pierce T. Giffey

Pierce Thomas Giffey, 81, passed away peacefully Sunday, March 12, 2017, at Touchmark Assisted Living in Appleton. He was born March 1, 1936, at St. Agnes Hospital in Fond du Lac, WI, to Monica (Sullivan) and Neil Giffey, Sr. He attended rural schools in Eldorado before graduating from Fond du Lac High School in 1954.
He served in the Army from 1956 to 1958, and graduated from the Oshkosh Rural Teachers Program in 1960. He married Rosemarie Howard on August 13, 1960, at St. Peter’s Catholic Church in Oshkosh. She preceded him in death on April 29, 2010.
He taught math for a short time at Kimberly Junior High and received a master’s degree in guidance from UW-Oshkosh in 1971. During the same year, he signed on as the guidance counselor at Seymour High School, where he remained for 24 years. He received a certificate for administration at UW Oshkosh but did not become administrator. Retiring from Seymour in 1996 he worked the next full year in guidance at the Green Bay Alternative High School. In 1997 Pierce divided his time between the Alternative School and St. Bernadette’s Elementary School in Appleton. He concluded his active years as a counselor and teacher by serving as a half-time counselor at the Alternative School, retiring in 2001. He always loved the hands-on challenge of helping troubled teens, this a powerful service to humanity. Pierce is diligent, driven, (Type A) with a good sense of humor. Retiring in 2001 Pierce enjoys camping, friends, family, building things, especially remodeling, wood carving, and restoring old cars, this with professional help, he states that he has “always loved the past, lives in it.” In retirement, Pierce continued to grow a large garden, mow and manicure a huge lawn, and looks for the elusive activity which will bring him the satisfaction which he so desires and deserves.
Pierce is survived by his son, Timothy, Appleton; daughter, Michelle, Appleton; brother, David (Nancy) Giffey, Arena, WI; brother-in-law, Wayne (Barb) Howard, Hortonville; sisters-in-law, Janet Giffey, Dodgeville; Karen Howard, Kimberly; nieces and nephews: Anne Giffey (Rob Budach), Tom (Tiffany) Giffey, Chris (Ginger) Howard, Carla Beeson, Chad Howard, Michael (Nancy) Goodfriend, and David (Susan) Goodfriend; and numerous great-nieces and nephews and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 49 years, Rosemarie; his parents; a brother, Neil Jr. (1926-2015) and a sister, Prudence (1928-2013).
Friends may call at Muehl-Boettcher Funeral Home, Seymour on Thursday, March 16 2017, from 4 to 8 p.m. A private committal will take place at St. Edwards Cemetery in Mackville.
Online condolences may be expressed at www.muehlboettcher.com
Special thanks to the staff at Touchmark Assisted Living and Heartland Hospice for the loving care given to Pierce.

Irma J. Ulmen

Irma J. Ulmen, 82, of Seymour, passed away on Wednesday, March 8, 2017, at St. Vincent Hospital with her family by her side. She was born September 20, 1934, daughter of the late Felix and Mamie (Vande Hei) Calaway.
On June 8, 1957, she was united in marriage to Robert Ulmen. Bob preceded her in death on October 22, 2016.
She was a member of St. John’s Catholic Church, Seymour and was active with the Christian Mothers. She was also a member of the Outagamie Homemakers and the American Legion Auxillary.
Irma worked at Seymour schools for many years as a janitor and in the kitchen until retiring in 1999.
She loved baking for her family and the community. Irma was known for her banana bread and lemon cookies, and never gave out her recipes. She loved her family, grandchildren, and friends unconditionally.
She is survived by her children: Wayne R. (Julie) Ulmen, Green Bay; Patricia A. (Rick) Bridges, Seymour; David J. (Barb) Ulmen, Lake Tomahawk; Lois M. (Dave) Wachtendonk, Seymour; Diane M. (fiancé, Rick Wall) Ulmen, Idaho Falls; Bette A. (Randy) Theobald, Black Creek; Daniel F. (Jackie) Ulmen, Black Creek; 21 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; siblings: Gen (Don) Quinnette and Ron (Barb) Calaway; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law: Marge Calaway, Delores Calaway, Kathy Calaway, Nancy Calaway, Betty (Bob) Bauernfiend, Mary Geenen, Sister Rose Ulmen OSF, Helen Tillotson, and Dorothy Ulmen.
She is preceded in death by her grandson, Nathan Wachtendonk; brothers: Jerome Calaway, Ken Calaway, Neil Calaway and Paul Calaway; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law: Joseph (Dorothy) Ulmen, James Ulmen, Joe Geenen, and Margaret Cooney.
Friends may call at Muehl-Boettcher Funeral Home, Seymour, on Friday, March 10, 2017 from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm with an American Legion Auxillary service at 4:00 pm and a parish prayer service at 7:30 pm. Visitation will continue on Saturday, March 11, 2017 at St. John Catholic Church, Seymour from 9:30 am until the funeral mass at 11:00 am with Fr. Brian Belongia, Fr. Bob Kabat, and Deacon Rich Matuszak officiating. Burial will take place in the Allouez Catholic Cemetery.
In following with Irma’s wishes, in lieu of flowers a memorial fund has been established in Irma’s memory.
Online condolences may be expressed at www.muehlboettcher.com
Special thanks to the staff at St. Vincent Hospital and Unity Hospice for the care you gave to our mom and grandma.

Sandra G. Roskom

Sandra G. Roskom, age 77, of Seymour passed away peacefully following a long struggle with pancreatic cancer on Tuesday, February 28, 2017 at her home surrounded by her family. She was born February 4, 1940 a daughter of the late Melvin and Marcella (Radtke) Armitage.
On May 5, 1959, she was united in marriage to Roger Roskom at St. John Catholic Church in Seymour where she remained a member ever since.
She worked at Good Shepherd for many years where she made many good friends.
At the age of 74, she wrote and published a book that she was very proud of.
Sandy had a unique sense of humor. She enjoyed quilting, reading, nature, waterfalls, and above all her family.
She is survived by her husband, Roger; seven children: Pete (fiancé Cheryl) Roskom, Tony (Julie) Roskom, Vicki (Gary) Grieger, Staci (Jeff) Nelson, Juli (Joe) Muelemans, Cheryl (Scott) Ruechel, Debbi (Jeff) Roche; 25 grandchildren; and 9 great-grandchildren. Further survived by her siblings: Armen Armitage, Milton (Ruth) Armitage, and Margo (Donald) Malueg; in-laws: Dennis (Rosie) Roskom, Connnie (Bob) Banker, Alan (Cindy) Roskom, David (Noreen Moeller) Roskom, Bill (Kay) Roskom, Carol (Denis Reese) Roskom, Pat (Doug) Houf, Ginny VanLannen, Linda Roskom, and adopted brother-in-law Brian (Kelly) Diedrick.
Preceded in death by an infant sister, Diane; sisters-in-law: Rose Armitage, Ione (Ron) Zahn; brothers-in-law: Ron Roskom and Steven Roskom.
Friends may call at St. John Catholic Church, Seymour on Monday, March 6, 2017 from 9:30 am until the memorial mass at 11:00 am with Fr. Brian Belongia and Deacon Rich Matuszak officiating. Online condolences may be expressed at www.muehlboettcher.com
Muehl-Boettcher Funeral Home, Seymour is assisting the family with arrangements.
Special thanks to Heartland Hospice, especially Mary, for taking great care of Sandy and family.

Marcella D. Vande Hei

Marcella D. Vande Hei, 91, of Seymour, passed away Tuesday afternoon, February 28, 2017, at St. Vincent Hospital. She was born October 10, 1925, daughter of the late August and Minnie (Ver Haagh) VerCauteren.
On May 13, 1944, she was united in marriage to Clarence Vande Hei. He preceded her in death on September 16, 2000.
Marcella was a member of St. John Catholic Church, Seymour and the Seymour American Legion Auxiliary.
She enjoyed playing cards and dominoes, oil painting, and reading.
Marcella is survived by her children: Anna Mae (Ronald) Farvour, Ed (Maureen) Vande Hei, Carl (Katie Vande Hei, Elmer (Wendy) Vande Hei, Theresa (Mike) Carriveau, Gloria Buckarma, Raphael (Beth) Vande Hei, Donna Anderson, JoAnne Vande Hei, Jane (William) Treml; 23 grandchildren; 33 great-grandchildren; 4 great-great-grandchildren. Further survived by a daughter-in-law, Margaret; two sisters: Carol (Donald) VandenElzen and Rosemary Vande Hei; sisters-in-law: Grace Vande Hei and Alice Vande Hei. She is also survived by several god children and many nieces and nephews.
She is preceded in death by her sons, Leo and Garold Vande Hei; siblings: Eleanor (Alvin) Goffard, Lucille (Emmet) Mullen, and Ray (Doris) VerCauteren; brothers-in-law: Harold, Kenneth, Arthur, John, Raymond, Donald, and Alvin Vande Hei.
Friends may call at Muehl-Boettcher Funeral Home, Seymour on Friday, March 3, 2017 from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm with a American Legion Auxiliary service at 4:00 pm and a parish prayer service at 7:30 pm. Visitation will continue at St. John Catholic Church, Seymour, on Saturday, March 4, 2017 from 9:30 am until the funeral mass at 11 am with Father Bob Kabat and Deacon Rich Matuszak officiating. Burial will take place in St. Sebastian Catholic Cemetery, Issar.
Online condolences may be expressed at www.muehlboettcher.com.

Dale A. Haefs

Dale A. Haefs, 71, of Green Bay passed away unexpectedly at his apartment. He was born January 14, 1946, son of Durelle (Reetz) Puls and the late Norman Haefs.
Dale was a machinist until his retirement.
Survivors include his mother Durelle Puls, Seymour; two children: Darin Haefs, Neenah and Kerry Weintroub, Gurnee, Illinois; two grandchildren: Brook and Nichole; one sister, Joy Haefs (Bob Rewick), Mountain View, CA; fiancée, Koreen Kobielak, Green Bay.
A private family services will be held in the spring at Seymour City Cemetery. Online condolences may be expressed at www.muehlboettcher.com
Muehl-Boettcher Funeral Home, Seymour is assisting the family with arrangements.

Ardys L. Irish

Ardys L. Irish, 88, of Seymour, passed away peacefully Tuesday evening, February 14, 2017 at Sun Valley II the Pines in Pulaski. She was born October 21, 1928, daughter of the late Christ and Wilhemina (Brinkman) Karrow. She was united in marriage to Victor Irish. He preceded her in death on November 11, 1976.
Ardys was an active member of Emmanuel Lutheran Church, Seymour and member of Concordia. She enjoyed teaching over 25 years in the Pulaski school district. Her family was most important to her.
She is survived by her children: Brent (Virginia) Irish, Vicki Jarvey (special friend Bob), Kelly (Laurie) Irish and Loraine (Craig) Klopotic; grandchildren: Lisa (Derek) Gilsoul, David (Theresa) Jarvey, Lindsay Klopotic Eaton and Christine (Nick) Wilz; two great-grandchildren, Cassidy and Declan.
Preceded in death by her sisters: Audrey (Ken) Weishoff, Lillian Karrow, Ruth (Arlie) Utech and Verona (Joe) Helmke.
Friends may call at Emmanuel Lutheran Church, Seymour on Saturday, February 18, 2017 from noon until services at 2 p.m. with Pastor Roland Lindeman officiating. Burial will take place in the parish cemetery. Online condolences may be expressed at www.muehlboettcher.com
Muehl-Boettcher Funeral Home, Seymour is assisting the family with arrangements.
A special thank you to the staff at Sun Valley II the Pines and Hospice Compassus especially, Tara and Jamie for all your care and concern.

Norman H. Holl

Norman H. Holl, 86, of Pulaski and formerly of Seymour, passed away Tuesday, February 14, 2017, at Woodland Village of Gillet. He was born July 13, 1930, son of the late Bernard and Retta (Rickert) Holl. On August 5, 1950, he was united in marriage to Dorothy Moeller.
Norman is a member Immanuel Lutheran Church, Cicero.
He was an owner/operator for Schneider Transport until his retirement.
Norman enjoyed hunting, fishing, and anything western.
He is survived by his wife, Dorothy; children: Cheryl Robinson, Cindy (Brian) Mayer, Byron (Debbie) Holl, Blaine (Kris) Holl, Janell (Perry) Merckx; 13 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and 2 great-great-grandchildren; brother-in-law, Walter Sigl.
He was preceded in death by a son, Dale; four sisters: Irene (Henry) Schuettpelz, Myrtle (Robert) Burns, Romaine Sigl, and Hazel; three sons-in-law: Jerry Heim, Bill Robinson, and Rob Krueger.
Friends may call at Muehl-Boettcher Funeral Home, Seymour on Thursday, February 16, 2017 from 4:00 to 8:00 pm. Visitation will continue on Friday, February 17, 2017 at Immanuel Lutheran Church, Cicero from 9:00 am until the funeral service at 11:00 am with Pastor Ty Stoneburner officiating. Burial will take place in Immanuel Lutheran Cemetery, Cicero with military honors. Online condolences may be expressed at www.muehlboettcher.com.
Special thank you to the staff at Woodland Village Nursing Center, Lakeland Care (Dawn and Karen), and Heartland Hospice for the comfort and support.

Curtiss A. Mueller

Curtiss A. Mueller, 76, of Seymour, passed away Tuesday, February 14, 2017, at his home with his family by his side after battling cancer. He was born August 26, 1940, son of the late Carlton and Johanna (Schroeder) Mueller.
On October 24, 1964, he was united in marriage to Nancy Schmit.
Curtiss is a member of Emmanuel Lutheran Church, Seymour.
A lifetime farmer, devoted husband, father, grandpa and friend will be sadly missed. To his grandkids and their friends, he will always be known as grandpa farm.
Curt is survived by his wife, Nancy; son and daughter-in-law, David (Tina) Mueller, Seymour; daughter and son-in-law, Wendy (Don) Verhasselt, De Pere; grandchildren: Marc, Jacob, Kyle, Autumn Mueller, all of Seymour; brother and sister-in-law, Leslie (Shirley) Mueller, Seymour; Godchildren, Eugene Mueller and Darren Mueller.
Friends may call at Emmanuel Lutheran Church, Seymour on Monday, February 20, 2017 from 9 a.m. until services at 11 a.m. with Pastor Natalie Kramer officiating. Burial will take place in the parish cemetery. Online condolences may be expressed at www.muehlboettcher.com
Muehl-Boettcher Funeral Home, Seymour is assisting the family with arrangements.
Our family thanks Unity Hospice, especially Ashley, Cheryl and Heather for all their care, love and support during this time.

Delores E. Muenster

Delores E. Muenster, 93, of Appleton, passed away Sunday morning, February 12, 2017, at Theda Care Medical Center. She was born September 25, 1923, daughter of the late George and Linda (Pingel) Bohl. On July 6, 1946, she was united in marriage to John Muenster, at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church. He preceded her in death July 18, 1992.
Delores was an active member of Freedom Moravian Church since 1947 and sang in the choir and was a member of the Ladies Aid for 70 years. She loved her family and enjoyed all sports along with flowers, gardening, playing cards, watching Fox News, and helping her husband on the farm.
She is survived by her son, Terry (Susan) Muenster; five grandchildren: Roy (Kathy) and Rob (Jeanne) Sprister, Jason (Leah) Muenster and their children: Zach, Jake, Ellie, Luke and Emmie; Kristin Muenster, and Cody (Marsha) Muenster, and their son Caiden; sisters-in-law, Gloria Weisshahn, Charlotte Bohl, Laverne Muenster; brother-in-law, Victor (Barb) Muenster.
Delores is preceded in death by her daughter, Donna (Ron) Sprister and her brothers, Hilbert, Lloyd, and Jerry Bohl, brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law: Bob (Dorothy) Mueller, Art (Helen) Henke, Melvin (Alice) Brueswitz, Emory (Maria) Brockman, George Muenster.
Friends may call at Freedom Moravian Church on Wednesday, February 15, 2017, from 9 a.m. until services at 11 a.m. with Rev. Garritt Fleming officiating. Burial will take place at Highland Memorial Park in Appleton. Online condolences may be expressed at www.muehlboettcher.com
Muehl-Boettcher Funeral Home, Seymour is assisting the family with arrangements.
A special thank you to all the nurses and hospice at Theda Care Medical Center for all your care and concern and, also to her special friends and neighbors.

Marion Helen Banker

Marion Helen Banker, age 79, of Shawano passed away on Wednesday, February 8, 2017 in Green Bay. Marion was born in Outagamie County on January 30, 1938, the daughter of the late Stanley and Viola (Kern) Banker. She graduated from Seymour High School and was a resident of Shawano for over 20 years. Marion worked for Nichols Paper and later for Valley Laser in Shawano. She enjoyed flower gardening, camping, ice fishing, watching cooking shows and was known for her pink jello and her red Beretta.
Marion is survived by: three daughters, Debra (Alan) Lathrop, Diane (Gary) Sherwood and Pamela (Terry) Moede; four grandsons, Scott (Amanda) Lathrop, Eric (Brandy) Lathrop, Bruce (Jennifer) Sherwood and Justin (Tracy) Barclay; five great-grandchildren, Trevon, Noah, Khloe, Colin and Allison. She is further survived by his siblings, John Banker, Stanley (Linda) Banker, Jr., Robert “Bob” (Connie) Banker, Dolores (Harold) Pingel, Dorothy Thomas, Janet (Richard) Rathsack and Sharon (Gene) Patzner.
She was preceded in death by her parents and one sister, Grace Tierney.
Memorial services will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday, February 17, 2017 at Swedberg Funeral Home in Shawano. Visitation will be held at the funeral home from noon until the time of the service.

Lillian Clara (Steward) Platten

Lillian Clara (Steward) Platten, 91, of Menasha, formerly of Seymour and Black Creek, passed away peacefully, Monday, February 6, 2017 at Prairie Homes in Menasha. She was born April 26, 1925, daughter of the late Frank and Rosella (Van Dyke) Ebben.
She graduated in 1943 from St. Mary’s High School in Menasha, having attended St. Mary’s schools her entire life. Following graduation, she worked for Kimberly-Clark until the end of the war.
On October 8, 1947, she was united in marriage to Calvin Steward, Sr.
As she was raising the children, she worked as a waitress, in retail, and as a school custodian. She also worked many summers at the Outagamie County Fair.
Lillian was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Menasha. She was previously a member of St. John Catholic Church in Seymour and belonged to the Altar Society. She taught religious education at St. John and St. Sebastian for many years. Lillian had also been a “pink lady” at Appleton Medical Center and volunteered with VNA Hospice. Lillian had also belonged to the Outagamie Homemakers Club while she lived in Seymour.
Lillian later married Roman Platten on December 11, 1982. He preceded her in death on October 8, 1985.
She enjoyed playing cards and belonged to many different card playing groups to play sheepshead and cribbage. Lillian also loved to dance, especially the jitterbug and polkas. She was known for putting on holiday dinners and baking many pies, cakes and cookies through the years. Lillian was a friend to many and rarely turned down an invitation to get together. More than anything else she enjoyed the many family gatherings and attending her grandchildren’s events.
She is survived by her children: Shari (Mick) Wolf, Antigo; Cal Jr. (Diane) Steward, Appleton; Tim (Kathie) Steward, Appleton; Michael Steward; Milwaukee; seven grandchildren: Tammi (Tim) Miller, Amy (Mel) Pollom, Kip (Amber) Rueden, Charity Recla, Adam (Janet) Steward, Josh Steward, and Christine (Ben) Hansen; five step-grandchildren: Janey, Cara, Eric, Nikki, and Dan; 11 great-grandchildren: Paige, Danny, Kyla, Stephanie, Ashley, Iris, Noelle, Lydia, Samuel, Josiah, and Dorothy; 16 step-great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren: Tamaya, Joshua, Haven, and Maliyah. Further survived by a brother, Dave (Bev) Ebben; many nieces and nephews; sisters-in-law, Shirley (Dave) Spiegelberg, Dorothy Steward, and Marcella Gagnow.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Roman Platten; great-grandson, Taylor Nelson; siblings: Floyd (Dorothy) Ebben, Vivian (Bob) McNutt, Ruth (Norbert) Kropidlowski, and Dan Ebben; step-great-granddaughter, Hailey.
Friends may call at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 528 Second St., Menasha on Friday, February 10, 2017 from 9:30 a.m. until the funeral mass at 11:30 a.m. with Fr. Paul Paider officiating. Burial will take place in St. Mary’s Cemetery. Online condolences may be expressed at www.muehlboettcher.com
Muehl-Boettcher Funeral Home, Seymour is assisting the family with arrangements.
Special thanks to staff of Heartland Hospice, especially Chaplain Roy and nurse Karen, and to the staff at Praire Homes for the wonderful care given to our mother and grandmother.

Sally A. Houterman

Sally A. Houterman, 70, of Black Creek, passed away Wednesday, February 1, 2017, at St. Elizabeth Hospital in Appleton. She was born March 28, 1946, daughter of the late Delbert and Concordia (Murray) Van Patten in the Township of Bovina.
On December 6, 1969 she was united in marriage to Richard Houterman.
Sally worked at Good Shepherd for 26 years as a CNA before retirement due to health reasons.
Crafting was one of Sally’s favorite things to do. She had operated two different craft stores and had the idea of starting the craft shop at Good Shepherd.
Sally was an avid gardener and she also enjoyed feeding the birds and chipmunks. The holidays were some of her favorite times of the year. More than anything else, she loved her family and her grandchildren.
Sally is survived by her husband, Rick; sons: Rick Jr. (Terri) Houterman, Shiocton; Ryan (Jill) Houterman, Greenville; grandchildren: Jocelyn, Jordyn and Rylene Houterman, Tanner Schuth; her brother, Doug (Marilyn) Van Patten, Homer, AK.
She was preceded in death by her sister, Karen Rowe; paternal grandparents, Cornelius (Anna) Van Patten, and maternal grandparents, Charles (Anna) Murray.
Friends may call at Muehl-Boettcher Funeral Home, Seymour, on Saturday, February 11, 2017, from noon until the memorial service at 2 p.m. Online condolences may be expressed at www.muehlboettcher.com.

Judith “Judy” A. Kuhn

Judith “Judy” A. Kuhn, 70, of Bonduel, passed away Tuesday, January 31, 2017, at her home surrounded by her family. She was born March 7, 1946, daughter of the late Kenneth and Helen (Merholtz) Wingate. On August 20, 1966, she was united in marriage to Mark Kuhn.
Judy was a member at Ascension Lutheran Church in Navarino. She enjoyed fishing, hunting and loved traveling, especially to Alaska, Kentucky, Texas, the West Coast and all over Ireland. Judy and her family ran J&M Market in Nichols for 37 years, where Judy valued her customers and employees as extended family.
Judy is survived by her husband, Mark; children: Bruce Kuhn and Jody (Bruce) Kauffman; three grandchildren: Alex, Bradley and Emma; two sisters: Janet (Randy) Baxter and Cindy (Keith) Marzofka; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law: David (Karen) Kuhn, Sandra Scheller and Betty Ann (Wayne) Pues.
She is preceded in death by her brother, Gary.
Friends may call at Ascension Lutheran Church, Navarino on Friday, February 3, 2017, from 4-8 p.m. and visitation will continue at the church on Saturday, February 4, 2017, from 9:30 a.m. until services at 11 a.m. with Pastor Marcia Sabin officiating. Burial will take place in Highland Memorial Park, Appleton.
Online condolences may be expressed at www.muehlboettcher.com
Muehl-Boettcher Funeral Home, Seymour is assisting the family with arrangements.
A special thank you to the staff at Heartland Hospice, especially Tonya and to the team at Fox Valley Hematology & Oncology for all your care and concern.

Nicholas J. Vande Voort

Nicholas J. Vande Voort, 65, of Seymour, passed away Wednesday morning, January 25, 2017 at his home surrounded by his family, after a courageous battle with cancer. He was born September 20, 1951, son of the late Merlin and Marie (Smits) Vande Voort in Oneida.
On January 29, 1972, he was united in marriage to Linda Zarnoth.
Nick was a member of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Oneida.
He is survived by his wife, Linda; daughter, Lori Vande Voort; son, Jake (Katie) Vande Voort; grandchildren: Cole (fiancée Kelley), Wyatt, Wesley and Robby; siblings: Bill Vande Voort, Ruth Ann Boyea, Patrick (Bonnie) Vande Voort, Jean (Sam) Johnson, Daniel (Gale) Vande Voort, Joseph (Dorothy) Vande Voort, Jerry (Dawn) Vande Voort, Thomas (special friend Robin) Vande Voort, Barbara Scott, David (Carol) Vande Voort; mother-in-law, Ardell Zarnoth; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law: Jolene Vande Voort, David (Kaye) Zarnoth, Diane (Lee) Genske, LuAnn Zarnoth, Debra (Jeff) Stray, Jean (Tom) Eick and Tina Palubicki.
Nick is preceded in death by his son Jeffrey; brothers, Kenneth and Mark; father-in-law, Floyd Zarnoth, and brother-in-law, Mike Zarnoth.
Friends may call at Muehl-Boettcher Funeral Home, Seymour, on Friday, February 3, 2017 from 4-8 p.m. and a celebration of Nick’s life will continue at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Oneida on Saturday, February 4, 2017, from 9 a.m. until funeral mass at 11 a.m. with Father John Chrysostom Katamba and Deacon Bobby Doxtator officiating. Burial will take place in the parish cemetery.
Online condolences may be expressed at www.muehlboettcher.com
The family would like to extend a heart-felt thank you to the staff at Aurora Vince Lombardi Cancer Center, especially Dr. Gautam for the quality care, kindness and compassion provided.
Even though his family and friends are saddened by Nick’s death, we are all blessed and fortunate to have had him in our lives.

Ella Rose Kruse

Ella Rose Kruse (Fields), age 65, of Black Creek, passed away Monday, January 23, 2017, due to the effects of life long type 1 diabetes. She was born August 22, 1951, daughter of the late Howard and Margaret (Thompson) Fields.
She was a graduate from Shiocton High School. Ella married Keith Kruse at St. John’s United Church of Christ in Black Creek on November 21, 1970.
Ella was a member of St. John United Church of Christ in Black Creek and was a dedicated Sunday school teacher for many years. She loved to tell her 3-5 year old children about the love of Jesus. She also worked rummage sales, in the kitchen, the Christmas program, bus trips and was on the Christian Board and Pastor Committee. In her younger years, Ella worked for Romy’s Nightingale as a hostess and waitress for many years.
Ella and her husband Keith enjoyed playing dart ball matches for their church and playing cards with friends and family, and babysitting many years at her home.
She is survived by her husband Keith of 46 years. Ella and Keith did not have children of their own but were Godparents to eight children and loved each one. Ella is survived by her brother, Earl (Nancy) Fields; sister, Violet (Herbert) Grube.
Ella is preceded in death by her sisters, Genevieve (Arlie) Bork, Rosemary and Shirley, and infant twins, Vivian and Vernon.
Friends may call at St. John’s United Church of Christ, Black Creek on Friday, January 27, 2017 from 9 a.m. until services at 11 a.m. with Rev. Dr. Tom Fritz officiating. Burial will take place in the parish cemetery.
Online condolences may be expressed at www.muehlboettcher.com. Muehl-Boettcher Funeral Home, Seymour is assisting the family with arrangements.

Lyla (Wehrman) Schlintz

Lyla (Wehrman) Schlintz died peacefully with her family at her side on Tuesday, January 17, 2017 at Living Tree Estates at the age of 94. She was born on December 20, 1922 in Black Creek, Wisconsin, daughter of the late Louis and Lula (Tessen) Wehrman.
Lyla is survived by her three children: Neal (Mary) Schlintz, Mason, OH; Dean (Barb) Schlintz, Shiocton, WI; and Rick (Sue) Schlintz, Greenville, WI; her sister, Avis Schlintz, Appleton, WI; her sister-in-law Rosemary Rohan, Green Bay, WI; and her 7 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren.
Lyla was preceded in death by her husband L. Carton Schlintz; two brothers: Woodrow Wehrman and Austin Wehrman; her sister: Gwen Timm; her sister-in-laws: Harriet Wehrman, Myra Wehrman, and Mary Lou Schlintz; her brother-in-laws: Len Timm and Clifford Schlintz; and niece, Judy Lee Schlintz.
The funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday January 20, 2017, at St. John’s United Church of Christ, 101 S. Clark Street, Black Creek, with Reverend Dr. Tom Fritz officiating. Visitation will be held from 9 a.m. to the time of the service. Interment to be held at Highland Memorial Park, Appleton.
Lyla’s family would like to extend a special thank you to the entire staff at Living Tree Estates for all their care.

Mark White, Sr.

Mark White, Sr., 48, of Berlin, passed away Thursday, January 12, 2017.
A gathering of family and friends will be held at Barbola Funeral Chapel, Berlin, on Saturday, January 21, from 9:30 to 11 a.m.

Bruce Brugger

Bruce R. Brugger, 57, of Seymour, passed away Monday, January 9, 2017, at his home. He was born May 20, 1959, son of Valda Van Erem and the late Louis Brugger.
Bruce was a 1977 graduate of Seymour High School. He enjoyed classic rock and the Packers, Brewers and Badgers.
Survivors include his mother, Valda; siblings: Steven (Deb) Brugger, Crestview, FL; Lola Rottier, Appleton; Janice (Mike) Van De Yacht, Bonduel; Jerry Brugger, Gillett; Vicky (Terry) Gough, Appleton; and Pamela (Wayne) Meulemans, Black Creek; nephews and nieces.
Friends may call at Muehl-Boettcher Funeral Home, Seymour on Thursday, January 12, 2017 from 4 p.m. until services at 7 PM. Online condolences may be expressed at www.muehlboettcher.com.
Bruce was a fighter. The pain and struggles he endured since his accident nineteen years ago would stop most of us in our tracks. I hope Bruce knows what an impact he had on all of us and what an inspiration you were. You will surely “rock heaven!”
A special thank you to the staff of Curative Rehabilitative Workshop, Lamers Bus Line and Don’s Quality Market for the kindness shown to our brother.

Dorothy Hysen Berry

Dorothy Hysen Berry, 91, of Appleton passed away Tuesday evening, January 3, 2017 at Appleton Medical Center. She was born December 28, 1925, daughter of the late Harry and Alvina (Schultz) Hysen. On August 24, 1944 she was united in marriage to Irl Berry. He preceded her in death on August 21, 2012.

She was a member of Emmanuel Lutheran Church in Seymour. Dorothy enjoyed vegetable gardening and playing word search.

Survivors include her children: Wayne (Janet) Berry, Appleton; Linda (Jack) Pace, Rio; Susan Berry, St. Petersburg, FL; six grandchildren: Jodie King, Jeff (Maureen) King, Carl Kenas, Eric (Victoria) Kenas, Laura Berry, Sarah (Gerald) Crawford; five great-grandchildren: Jasmine, Natalie, Isabella, Mason, and Evelyn; one great-great-grandson, Oliver; one brother, Wayne (Josie) Hysen; sisters-in-law, Nancy Hysen and Oraletta Kailhofer.

Preceded in death by three brothers: Leland, Donald and Roger.

Friends may call at Emmanuel Lutheran Church, Seymour on Saturday, January 7, 2017, from 9:30 a.m. until services at 11 a.m. with Pastor Roland Lindeman officiating. Burial will take place in the Emmanuel Lutheran Cemetery. Online condolences may be expressed at www.muehlboettcher.com

Muehl-Boettcher Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.

Mildred A. Moeller

Mildred A. Moeller, age 99, passed away peacefully Tuesday evening, January 3, 2017 at the Good Shepherd Nursing Home, Seymour. She was born July 18, 1917, daughter of the late Charles and Anna (Voigt) Peters. On October 24, 1936, she was united in marriage to Edward Moeller. He preceded her in death March 22, 1982.

She was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church, Cicero. Mildred loved gardening. Family was important to her, especially taking care of her grandchildren.

Mildred is survived by her daughters: Diane Allbritton, Fayetteville, GA; Gail (Jim) Radecki, Seymour; Sally (Warren) Barclay, Seymour; grandchildren: Melissa (Brett) Peterson, Cathy (Dan) Graham, Ryan (Sarah) Radecki, Rhonda (Tom) Sandor, Larry Barclay, Aaron Barclay; great-grandchildren: Tucker, Lauren, Logan, and Hayes; step-great-grandchildren: Ethan, Evan, Cole and J.G.; sister-in-law, Ruth Moeller.

She was preceded in death by her son, Allen; one son-in-law, Gene Allbritton and two grandsons, Matthew and Britt Allbritton; siblings: Leola (Rhinehart) Deuchert, Lillian (Walter) Ziesemer, Melvin (Evelyn) Peters, Norman (Lois) Peters, Dorothy (Raymond) Bunkleman, Harold Peters, and Evelyn (Henry) Moeller.

Friends may call at Muehl-Boettcher Funeral Home, Seymour on Monday, January 9, 2017 from 4 PM until 8 PM. Visitation will continue at Immanuel Lutheran Church, Cicero on Tuesday, January 10, 2017, from 9:30 AM until funeral services at 11 AM with Pastor Ty Stoneburner officiating. Burial will take place in Immanuel Lutheran Cemetery, Cicero. Online condolences may be expressed at www.muehlboettcher.com.

A special thank you to the staff at Meadow Wood and Good Shepherd Nursing Home for all your care and concern.

Nathan R. Wachtendonk

Nathan R. Wachtendonk, 21, of Seymour, passed away suddenly, Saturday, December 31, 2016 as a result of an automobile accident. He was born October 3, 1995, son of David and Lois (Ulmen) Wachtendonk.
He was a 2014 graduate of Seymour High School and farmed with his family on the family farm. Nate loved having a good time with his friends and enjoyed life to the fullest.
Survived by his parents, David and Lois; siblings: Craig (Sara) Wachtendonk, Stacie (Brad) Strelka, Theresa Wachtendonk, and Kerrie (Garrison) Bunnell; maternal grandmother, Irma Ulmen; paternal grandmother, Virginia Wachtendonk;
Nathan is preceded in death by his grandfathers, Richard Wachtendonk and Bob Ulmen.
Friends may call at Muehl-Boettcher Funeral Home, Seymour on Wednesday, January 4, 2017 from 4-8 p.m. and visitation will continue at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, Seymour on Thursday, January 5, 2017 from 9:30 a.m. until the funeral mass at 11 a.m. with Father Brian Belongia officiating. Burial will take place in the parish cemetery. Online condolences may be expressed at www.muehlboettcher.com.