OBITUARIES – 2017

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)
Ossmann

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.