Thomas “Tom” A. Van Lanen
Thomas “Tom” A. Van Lanen, 57, of Black Creek, passed away Friday morning, Feb. 8, 2019, following a year-long battle with cancer. He was born June 27, 1961, son of Ruth (Philipsen) Van Lanen and the late Alvin Van Lanen.
Tom graduated from Seymour High School.
Following high school, he began his construction career, having built many homes over the years. He owned and operated Wescott Lake Tavern in Pound. He was currently working with M.R. Neubert Construction.
Tom enjoyed hunting and was a proud member of the Itching Post Deer Camp, hunted rabbits with his beagles, going fishing, and having a cold PBR with the tab turned to the right. He also enjoyed watching Packer games, NASCAR races, and fulfilled his lifelong dream of attending a race in 2018.
He is survived by his significant other, Connie Pedersen; daughters: Ricki (Jeff) Wagner and Dakota Van Lanen; mother, Ruth; grandchildren: Emily and Kyle Wagner; Connie’s children: Trevor and Kailee (Brandon); three sisters: Judy (Chris Wagner) Sigl, Joan (Steve) Cerveny, and Janet (Dennis) Kohn; one brother, Pat (Karen) Van Lanen, Seymour; and sister-in-law, Ginger Van Lanen-Acken. He is further survived by Connie’s family, an aunt, nieces, nephews, other relatives, and many friends.
In addition to his father, Alvin, Tom is preceded in death by his brother, Jeffrey.
Friends may call at Muehl-Boettcher Funeral Home, Seymour on Sunday, Feb. 10, 2019, from 2 p.m. until the funeral service at 6 p.m. with Deacon Rich Matuszak officiating.
Online condolences for Tom’s family may be at expressed at www.muehlboettcher.com
Special thanks to Green Bay Oncology, 4th Floor medical staff at St. Elizabeth’s Hospital, and to Affinity Hospice (especially Kris) for the wonderful care given to Tom.
Russell “Russ” Allen Moeller
Russell “Russ” Allen Moeller, 72, of Seymour passed away unexpectedly Monday, Feb. 4, 2019, at his home. Russ was born on June 16, 1946, in Milwaukee, the son of Ruth Forbes. Ruth later married Reinhold Moeller of Seymour. Russ went to Elm Lawn Grade School and graduated from Seymour High School with the class of 1964. Russ and Susan’s first date was their sophomore year and after a period of time, they rekindled their love for one another and even marched together at commencement. Upon graduation, he joined the United States Air Force along with his cousin, Allen Moeller. While home from basic training, he married Susan Gagnow on Oct. 9, 1964. Russ was then stationed in Glasgow, Montana. After a short trip home for the birth of their daughter Bobbi Jo in April 1965 he then went back and set up housing for Susan and Bobbi Jo to join him for the next year until he then was stationed in Ramstein, Germany for a period of time, and finally Menorca, Spain for almost three years.
After serving four years in the United States Air Force and becoming a Master Sergeant, Russ received a plumbing apprenticeship through Seymour Lumber and later became a Master Plumber. Russ ventured out and established his own plumbing business, working many, many hours. He then worked for Besch Plumbing, Appleton and decided to go into commercial plumbing working for Ogden Plumbing, Neenah. While at Ogden Plumbing, he mentored David, who was like a son to him. Russ always said that “David’s hands are just like mine.” He also taught plumbing apprentices at Moraine Park Technical College, Fond du Lac at night after his day job. He truly loved teaching guys the trade that he so loved. He furthered his career by working at Appleton Area Schools as the only plumber on staff, retiring Jan. 15, 2015. He loved plumbing and loved helping people with the knowledge he gained through the years. After he retired, he still “cherry picked” his jobs helping people that needed a true plumber. In between his plumbing work, Russ became Hotel Seymour’s best dishwasher.
Russ enjoyed shooting trap and was very instrumental in keeping the Black Creek Trap League from folding many years ago. He loved hunting and fishing and caught the fish of a lifetime, a huge musky out of season, while fishing at Eagle River. Thank God he had a camera along and was able to take a couple pictures. This past Christmas, he received a replica of this fish from Bobbi Jo and Ted which was promptly mounted on the living room wall. Russ was an avid fan of all Wisconsin sports, always having a special place in his heart for the Brewers, whether they were winning or losing. He loved driving the 2003 yellow Mustang convertible, putting on over 1,000 topless miles the first year going to coffee shops. Ever since Morris landed on our front porch and adopted us, Russ had a soft spot in his heart for the homeless kitties, naming them all, making outside homes and caring for them on a daily basis.
Russ is survived by his wife, Susan; daughter and son-in-law, Bobbi Jo and Ted Eisenreich and granddaughters, Vanessa and Whitney (Dominic Strack); his mother, Ruth Moeller; and mother-in-law, Marcella Gagnow. He is further survived by his furry buddy Morris, his grand dog Meeka; and his six siblings.
Russ is preceded in death by his father-in-law, Orville, and brothers-in-law, Larry and Dennis Gagnow.
Russ was the best friend a gal could have ever asked for being my rock, the wind beneath my wings, and my everything. He was the best “son” my mom could have ever received, always looking out for her well being. He loved our family so much and was so looking forward to Whitney’s wedding in June and our 55th wedding anniversary in October. Cancer sucks. Life changes in the blink of an eye. I look at what we worked so hard for and it’s all just stuff now.
Friends may call at Muehl-Boettcher Funeral Home, Seymour on Friday, Feb. 8, 2019, from 4-8 p.m. Visitation will continue at New Life United Methodist Church, Seymour on Saturday, Feb. 9, 2019, from 10 a.m. until services at noon with Pastor Mark Klaisner officiating. Burial will take place in the South Cicero Cemetery in the spring.
Online condolences may be expressed for Russ’s family at www.muehlboettcher.com
In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund has been established to keep Russ’s memory alive forever.
A special thanks goes out to 911 Dispatch, the Seymour Police Deptartment, Outagamie County Sheriff’s Deptartment, Seymour Rescue and Gold Cross ambulance for doing all they did for Russ and driving in such foggy and icy conditions
Irene M. Zuleger
Irene M. Zuleger, 84, of Seymour passed away Sunday, Feb. 3, 2019, at St. Vincent Hospital in Green Bay. She was born Sept. 15, 1934, daughter of the late Joseph and Martha (Hansen) Schmit.
Irene was a member of Emmanuel Lutheran Church, Seymour.
On May 13, 1978, she married Leonard Zuleger, and he preceded her in death on April 3, 2003.
Irene enjoyed knitting, crocheting, doing needle point and other craft projects. She always looked forward to the family gatherings and will be remembered for her cooking skills.
She is survived by her sons: Steven (Cindy) Moesch, Scott (Sherry) Moesch, and Ronald (Christine) Moesch; grandchildren: Steven Jr., Kari, Roxanne, Caitlin, and Peyton; great-grandchildren: Ryland, Lylah, Emily, and Nicholas; and brother, Lee (Betty) Schmit.
In addition to her parents and husband, Irene is preceded in death by a grandson, Kyle Moesch; sister, Fern (Ludwig) Schroeder; brother, LeVern (Marion) Schmit.
Friends may call at Emmanuel Lutheran Church, Seymour on Thursday, Feb. 7, 2019, from 9:30 a.m. until the funeral service at 11 a.m. with Pastor Natalie Kramer officiating. Burial will take place in the parish cemetery.
Online condolences may be expressed to Irene’s family at www.muehlboettcher.com
Muehl-Boettcher Funeral Home, Seymour is assisting the family with arrangements.
A special thank you to the staff of Anna John Nursing Home and to the doctors and staff at St. Vincent Hospital for all their special care and concern.
David Arthur Roskom
David Arthur Roskom, 74, Seymour, passed away unexpectedly Monday evening, Jan. 28, 2019, with his family at his side. He was born Oct. 19, 1944, son of the late Arnold and Verona (Abel) Roskom.
Dave was owner and operator of Roskom Meats in Freedom from 1972 until his retirement in 2014. Dave loved his time working in his business. His passion was cutting grass with his brother Denny. After retirement, Dave still looked forward to Tuesdays when he served as Joe’s GPS for picking up cattle. He was a motorcycle enthusiast and enjoyed riding his trike. Dave spent many hours sitting on his veranda, solving the problems of the world with Denny and Donny.
Dave is survived by his soulmate, Noreen Moeller; his daughter, Kim (Paul) Zierler, Manawa; siblings, Roger Roskom, Seymour, Dennis (Rosie) Roskom, Black Creek, Connie (Bob) Banker, Seymour, Allen (Cindy) Roskom, Appleton, Linda Roskom, Green Bay, Bill (Kay) Roskom, Black Creek, Carol (Dennis Reese) Storma, Seymour, Pat (Doug) Houf, Wittenberg, Ginny VanLannen, Green Bay, Brian (Kelly) Diedrick, Seymour; grandchildren, Brandon, Alyssa and Courtney Roskom.
Dave is further survived by Noreen’s family, Toni and Mike Diemel, Ryan, Alexis (Nathan Colman), Tommy; Jolene Moeller and Brian Pederson, Kyle Allen, Kristin Allen & Kyle Baranczyk, Ella Rose; Andy and Cori Moeller; Mark Moeller, Gracie and Ashley.
Dave was preceded in death by daughter, Marsha Roskom; son, Mike Roskom; his brothers, Steven and Ronald Roskom; sister, Ione Zahn; brother-in-law, Ron Zahn; sister-in-law, Sandy Roskom.
Visitation for Dave will be from 3-8 p.m. at Muehl-Boettcher Funeral Home on Friday, Feb. 1, 2019, with a prayer service at 7:30 p.m. Visitation will continue at Immanuel Lutheran Church of Cicero, N9580 County Road X, on Saturday, Feb. 2, 2019, from 9 a.m. until services at 11 a.m. with Pastor Vicki Jens-Page officiating. Burial will take place at Immanuel Lutheran Cemetery, Cicero. Online condolences for Dave’s family may be expressed at wwwmuehlboettcher.com.
Muehl-Boettcher Funeral Home, Seymour is assisting the family with arrangements.
Deloris M. Chizek
Deloris M. Chizek, age 79, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2019, at home, in the arms of her loving family. She was born Feb. 24, 1939, daughter of the late William and Florella (Geiger) Stephan.
On Oct. 24, 1959, she was united in marriage to Edward Chizek, having celebrated 52 years of marriage prior to Edward’s death on Dec. 13, 2011. Deloris and Ed worked together for many years in the family business.
Deloris adored her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She spent time watching the kids play in the family pool, attending academic and sporting events, even though she hated sports. With years of photographs Deloris and her husband would take, she made scrapbooks for each grandchild and great-grandchild. Deloris earned her nickname “Donut Grandma” by dropping off donuts at her great-grandchildren’s house. She enjoyed playing cards and boardgames with friends and family. Deloris spent time and money on gambling weekends with close friends. She also traveled with Farmers on the Bum. She enjoyed her daily shows: Price is Right, Days of our Lives, Reba, and Golden Girls. Deloris enjoyed her ice cream just as much as her son and chocolate as much as her daughter.
Survivors include her children: Edward (Barbara) Chizek, Allan (Carla) Chizek, Cindy (Jerome) Conradt, Sandy (Cary) Van Camp, and Joy Hofacker; grandchildren: Elizabeth (Jason) Brunkey, William (Barbara) Chizek, Crystal and Johanna Chizek, Aaron, Jordan and Austin Conradt, Chiara and Chase Van Camp; great grandchildren: Lilyn and Ethan Brunkey; brother, Tom (Pat) Stephan; sisters-in-law: Dorothy (Michael) Tockey and Agnes Chizek.
Preceded in death by her husband, Edward Chizek; mother and father, William and Florella Stephan; grandson, Zachary Chizek; brothers; Donald (Betsy) Stephan, Billy(Shirley) Chizek; sister, Lorraine (Robert) Schmidt; brother in-law, Bill Chizek; and sister-in-law, Cecilia (George) Winterstein.
Friends may call at Muehl-Boettcher Funeral Home, Seymour on Monday, Jan. 28, 2019, from 4-8 p.m. and Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2019, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Black Creek from 9:30 a.m. until Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m. with Fr. Theodore Hendricks officiating. Burial will take place in Highland Memorial Park, Appleton.
Online condolences may be expressed to Deloris’s family at www.muehlboettcher.com
A very special thank you to her granddaughter Chiara, who not only took care of her, but also became Chiara’s best friend.
We’d also like to thank all the in-home caretakers over the past four years.
Give dad a BIG hug from all of us, we will miss you, until we meet again.
Delores C. Leininger
Delores C. Leininger, 87, of Seymour passed away surrounded by her family on Saturday, Jan. 19, 2019, at Good Shepherd Nursing Home.
She was born Sept. 18, 1931, a daughter of the late Christ and Josephine (Sausen) Kleuskens.
On Oct. 14, 1954, she was united in marriage to Marvin Leininger at St. Paul Catholic Church in Wrightstown. She was a member of St. John Catholic Church, Seymour.
Delores and Marvin operated a dairy farm together until their retirement. She was a member of the Seymour American Legion Auxilliary Post and volunteered for Community 2000.
She enjoyed baking and playing cards.
Delores is survived by her husband, Marvin; children: Suzanne Treml, Kathleen (Tim) Krause, Joseph (Linda) Leininger, and (Paul (Krissy) Leininger; 11 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren, and one great-great-granddaughter.
In addition to her parents, was preceded in death by a brother, John “Bud” (Mary) Kleuskens; sister, Marie (Alex) Van Der Heyden; sister-in-law, Marie (Bill) Kranzush; and son-in-law, Randy Treml.
Friends may call at St. John Catholic Church, Seymour, on Thursday, Jan. 24, 2019, from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. with a Legion Auxilliary service at 7:15 and a parish prayer service at 7:30 p.m. Visitation will continue at St. John Catholic Church, Seymour, on Friday, Jan. 25, 2019, from 9:30 a.m. until the funeral mass at 11 a.m. with Fr. Brian Belongia and Deacon Rich Matuszak officiating. Burial will take place in the parish cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund has been established in Delores’s memory to be contributed to her favorite causes.
Online condolences to Delores’s family may be expressed at www.muehlboettcher.com
Jonathan “Jon” D. Taubel
Jonathan “Jon” D. Taubel, 45, of Seymour passed away on Friday, Jan. 18, 2019. He was born Nov. 3, 1973, son of David and Dorothy (Stilen) Taubel.
He was united in marriage to Rebecca Roskom on April 29, 2000, at Emmanuel Lutheran Church. He was a member of Emmanuel Lutheran Church, Seymour.
Jon owned and operated Jon Taubel Construction for 20 plus years, having made many good business and personal friendships over the years.
He enjoyed the time spent outside by the pool, watching his daughter’s extracurricular activities at school, snowmobiling, traveling, hunting with his daughters, and all of the special memories he created with his family. Jon was a hard-working, selfless person that would always be there for others. Jon will forever be known as a kid-at-heart.
He is survived by his wife, Rebecca; daughters: Cecillia Clausen, Makenna and Alainna Taubel; parents: David and Dorothy Taubel; siblings: Brian (Beth), Carrie (Dave) Jansen, and Jason (Jennifer) Taubel; father-in-law, Peter (fiancée Cheryl) Roskom; step mother-in-law, Jill Roskom; mother-in-law, Veronica Roskom; brothers-in-law: Jeremy (Kaylee) Roskom and Chris (special friend Jenna, and nephew Callen) Roskom; grandparents-in-law: Roger Roskom, and Donald (Lorraine) Shemoncofsky. Also survived by aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and his dogs, Milo and Maggie; and Jon Taubel ‘Struction’s biggest fan, Aela.
He was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Martha and Gordon Stilen; paternal grandparents, Joe and Josephine Taubel; grandmother-in-law, Sandy Roskom.
Visitation for Jon will take place on Sunday, Jan. 20, 2019, at Emmanuel Lutheran Church, Seymour, from 3 to 7 p.m. Visitation will continue at the church on Monday, Jan. 21, 2019, from 9 a.m. until the funeral service at 11 a.m. Burial will take place at Emmanuel Lutheran Cemetery, Seymour.
In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund has been established in Jon’s memory for his daughter’s education.
Online condolences may be expressed to Jon’s family at www.muehlboettcher.com
On Friday, Jan. 18, 2019, Kathy took our Savior’s hand to join the love of her life, Darrell, in eternal peace.
Kathy was born Aug. 19, 1951, as the fourth child of the late Lawrence and Audrey (Marsh) Henn. On Aug. 19, 1972, she was united in marriage to Darrell Krueger at St. Lawrence Catholic Church in Navarino.
Throughout the years Kathy worked for Badger Northland in Kaukauna, AAL in Appleton and retired from Truyman Haase Zahn Insurance Agency in Seymour in 2014. Kathryn was a member of St. Lawrence Catholic Church in Navarino for 64 years and volunteered many hours typing the bulletin, helping with funerals, cleaning the church and helping with fundraisers. She also enjoyed making Christmas stockings and knitting wash cloths for family and friends.
She is survived by her brother, David (Jerilyn) Henn, Pulaski; sisters: Pat (Bernie) Weier, Pulaski; and Sandy (Ralph) Volkman, Black Creek; brothers-in-law, Jim Krueger and Mike Gonion and sister-in-law, Darlene (Jim) Failing; 11 nieces and nephews and 20 great nieces and nephews; and many friends.
Kathy was preceded in death by her husband on Dec. 18, 2009; an infant son, Brian, on July 9, 1973; her parents; father and mother-in-law, Herbert and Mina Krueger and sisters-in-law, Marsha Krueger and Vanessa Gonion.
Family and friends may call at St. Lawrence Catholic Church in Navarino on Monday, Jan. 21, 2019, from 2 p.m. until the mass of Christian burial at 6 p.m. with Fr. Ted Hendricks officiating. Online condolences to Kathy’s family may be expressed at www.muehlboettcher.com.
Muehl-Boettcher Funeral Home, Seymour is assisting the family with arrangements.
Tim Walter Freimuth
Tim Walter Freimuth, 50, of Little Chute, passed away unexpectedly Thursday, Dec. 27, 2018, at his home. He was born March 2, 1968, son of Ronald and Judith (Peotter) Freimuth.
Tim enjoyed being outdoors, fishing, hunting, boating, snowmobiling, get-together for Packers games. Tim loved music, particularly Bobby Evans, Dave Steffens and Iggy Rae Bicious. Tim’s “happy place” was his ice fishing shanty. His family and friends anxiously awaited this time of year Tim’s famous “Peanut butter balls.”
Tim was a tradesman, including masonry work, carpentry, plumbing, electrical and automotive.
He is survived by his son, Mason (special friend Sabrina); parents, Ronald and Judi Freimuth, Appleton; siblings: Debra (Tim) Holtz, Black Creek; Josie Freimuth, Little Chute; Annette Schuh (special friend Daryl Neubert), Little Chute; Brad Freimuth, Appleton. Tim is further survived by nieces and nephews and their children: Kyle (Abby) Holtz, Ava and Payton; Steve (Kaci) Holtz; Justin (Katie) Schuh, Dean and Holly; Kaitlin Schuh; Briana, Dylan, Emily, Benjamin Freimuth.
Tim was preceded in death by four siblings: Jeffrey, Todd, Jacqueline and Rick.
Friends may call at Muehl-Boettcher Funeral Home, Seymour on Thursday, Jan. 3, 2019, from 4-7 p.m. with a memorial service at 7 p.m. Online condolences may be expressed to Tim’s family at www.muehlboettcher.com
James “Jim” L. Braun
James “Jim” L. Braun, age 84, passed away Dec. 30, 2018, at Good Shepherd Rehabilitation Center Seymour. He was born Sept. 1, 1934, in Seymour, son of the late Otto and Lucille (Loewenhagen) Braun.
On Nov. 24, 1956, he was united in marriage to Janice Baehler at Emmanuel Lutheran Church in Seymour. Janice preceded him in death in 2008. He was a member of Emmanuel Lutheran Church.
He spent his working years in the transportation industry driving truck for Westerfield Oil, North Osborn Cheese, and Coonen Inc. Throughout the years, he also drove tour bus for Huettl Tours a career he started by driving the youth of Emmanuel to national youth gatherings. He really enjoyed being a tour bus driver seeing many beautiful places throughout the country and all the wonderful people he met.
His biggest joy was spending time with his children, grandchildren and great grandchildren, especially following their activities. He enjoyed the family camping trips and gatherings on Pearl street.
He served his country in the U.S. Army from 1953-1955. He was a lifetime member of the City of Seymour Fire Department starting his service in July 1965.
Survivors include his children: Jeffrey Braun (special friend Karen Braun), Pulaski; Jonathan (Jodi) Braun, Seymour; Julie Braun, Seymour; Joseph (Barbara) Braun, Green Bay; grandchildren Kelly (James) Johnson, Andrew Braun, Benjamin (Kimberly) Braun, Jacklyn (Adam) Hill, Kathlyn (Brigham) Bramschreiber; step-grandchildren Heath Kelly, Jake (Jaime) Kelly, Sarah Grossman; great-grandchildren Jaelyn and Easton Hill, Frederick Johnson, step great-grandchildren Samantha and McKenna Grossman, Josephine, Jasmine, and Jacob Kelly. Also surviving is one sister Beatrice (Braun) Phillips and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his brother Gerald (Elaine) Braun. Brothers-in-law Robert (Agnes) Baehler and Gerald (Marlene) Baehler.
The family would like to extend a sincere thank you to Seymour Rescue and the staff at Good Shepherd Rehabilitation.
Visitation for James will be held at Emmanuel Lutheran Church in Seymour on Thursday, Jan. 3, 2019, from 4-8 p.m. and will continue from 9:30-11:00 a.m. on Friday, Jan. 4, 2019, with funeral to be held at 11:00 a.m. Burial will take place at Emmanuel Lutheran Cemetery.
Muehl-Boettcher Funeral Home, Seymour is assisting the family with arrangements. Online condolences can be expressed to the family at www.muehlboettcher.com
Nancy (Price) Pomeroy
Nancy (Price) Pomeroy, 80, of Pulaski passed away, surrounded by her family on Monday, Dec. 31, 2018. She was born Feb. 24, 1938, to William and Helen (Glaser) Price.
Nancy married Clifford Pomeroy on Sept. 22, 1960, in Des Moines, Iowa. He preceded her in death on Aug. 30, 1990. Nancy is survived by her children: Debra (Byron) Holl, Rick (Terri) Pomeroy, Brenda Shepard (special friend Steve), Cheryl Bowers, Brian (Bonnie) Pomeroy, Sandy (Barry) Bartz; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She is further survived by her siblings: Lester Price, James (Betty) Price, Robert (Bette) Price, Beverly (William) Zak, Fred (Sue) Paulus.
She was preceded in death by her husband, daughter Darla, granddaughter Amanda Anderson, three infant children, her parents, and step-father Donald Paulus.
The family would like to extend a special Thank you to Evergreen Nursing Home, their staff, and ThedaCare Shawano.
Visitation for Nancy will be held on Tuesday, Jan. 8 from 9-11:30 a.m. at Immanuel Lutheran of Cicero, N9580 County Rd X, Black Creek, Wis. Funeral services will follow at 11:30 a.m. at the church with Pastor Vicki Jens-Page officiating.
Muehl-Boettcher Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements. Online condolences can be expressed to the family at www.muehlboettcher.com
Peter Sean Dunbar
Peter Sean Dunbar age 52 of Burgaw, North Carolina and formerly of Seymour, passed from this earthly life, Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2018, at New Hanover Regional Medical Center in Wilmington, North Carolina after battling a long fight with cancer.
He was born April 14, 1966, in Brown County, Wisconsin, son of Alice Turk Dunbar and the late John Alvin Dunbar.
He is survived by, in addition to his mother, Alice Dunbar of Seymour; his wife, Susan James Dunbar, Burgaw, North Carolina; a son Joshua John Dunbar of Wilmington, North Carolina; two brothers, David Dunbar and Ivan Dunbar both of Appleton; three sisters: Meg Dunbar of Washington, Bridget Elsen and husband Joe of Seymour, and Delores McGlachlin and husband Jeff of Green Bay; and many nieces and nephews.
Pete was an artist when it came to woodwork and he took pride in all he did. He was a loving husband and a wonderful father. Soft spoken and kind he was very strong in his faith, and a devoted member of the Burgaw congregation of Jehovah’s Witnesses. He was loved dearly and will truly be missed by the many lives he touched.
A memorial service was held on Saturday, Dec. 8, 2018, at the Burgaw Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witness in Burgaw, North Carolina.
Pete’s Seymour family appreciates all of the support family and friends have extended during this difficult time. Online condolences to Peter’s family may continue to be expressed at www.muehlboettcher.com or mailed to Muehl-Boettcher Funeral Home, 358 S. Main Street, Seymour, WI 54165
Alois “Lloyd” A. Van Handel
Alois “Lloyd” A. Van Handel, 64, of Seymour passed away of natural causes on Saturday, Dec. 22, 2018, doing what he loved on the farm.
He was born Jan. 9, 1954, son of the late Arthur and Bernice (Van De Hey) Van Handel.
Lloyd loved his life on the farm. He enjoyed working with the horses and antique tractors.
Lloyd is survived by his four children: Kelly (Ryan) Petersen, Brent (Jessica) Van Handel, Amber (Adam) Gonnering, and Tyler (Jody) Van Handel; ten grandchildren; significant other and best friend of ten years, Marcie; siblings: Diane, Ruby, Greg, Nancy, Lisa, and Amy. Also survived by aunts, uncles, and cousins.
Friends may call at Muehl-Boettcher Funeral Home, Seymour, on Friday, Dec. 28, 2018, from 10 a.m. until the funeral service at 12 noon. Burial will take place at St. Nicholas Cemetery in Freedom.
In lieu of flowers a memorial fund has been established in Lloyd’s memory.
Online condolences may be expressed to Lloyd’s family at www.muehlboettcher.com
Terrence “Terry” Lee Helein
Terrence “Terry” Lee Helein, age 56, of Nichols, passed away Friday, Dec. 21, 2018, following a courageous battle with cancer, at his home surrounded by his family. He was born June 20, 1962, son of Virginia (Vanden Bosch) Helein and Larry Helein.
On Oct. 10, 1986, he was united in marriage to Barbara Diemel.
Terry enjoyed working with his wife Barb and their children Katie and Andy for their family owned business, Col. Barb’s Real Estate and Auction. He also enjoyed working many years (since 1985) for Carew Concrete & Supply as a Ready Mix driver. He was a dedicated, hardworking and valued employee.
Terry loved fishing, hunting and camping with his family and friends. He was proud of his John Deere 4520 tractor and loved “Ranching” with the cattle. Terry was the founder of the Whistle Inn Out House Races and the Whistle Inn Chicken Drop Bingo.
He is survived by his wife, Barb; daughter, Katie Helein and son, Andy Helein, both of Nichols; mother, Virginia “Jean” Helein; father, Larry Helein, Seymour; mother-in-law, Catherine “Katie” Diemel, Nichols; sisters: Beverly (Cliff) Reis, Joanne (Kenn) Timm, both of Seymour; also survived by several nieces and nephews; and special buddies “Gilbert and Teddy”.
Friends may call at Muehl-Boettcher Funeral Home, Seymour on Wednesday, Dec. 26, 2018, from 4-8 p.m. Visitation will continue at the funeral home on Thursday, Dec. 27, 2018, from 9:30 a.m. until the funeral service at 11 a.m. Burial will take place in Union Cemetery. Online condolences may be expressed to Terry’s family at www.muehlboettcher.com.
A special thank you to the numerous family and friends for all the care and concern shown to Terry and our family during this difficult time.
Terry, you were a loving husband, great dad, caring son and brother. Your honesty, kindness and compassion for others along with a hardworking, dedicated work ethic speaks highly of the person you were. Those who were fortunate to know you would agree that you are the definition of “A Perfect Man”. You will live on forever in our hearts and never be forgotten.
James Robert Doersch
Our brother James Robert Doersch passed away Dec. 19, 2018, at his home in Lakewood, Wisconsin with his son Jason at his bedside. Jim was born Dec. 11, 1942, and died Dec. 19, 2018, at age 76. Jim’s wife Judy passed away eight years ago. Jim loved his up-north property where he was close to nature and his wood crafting shop for many years. Jim was an avid carpenter, home builder and wood crafter and will be missed by many whom he has done work for over his many years.
Jim is survived by one son Jason, granddaughter Mikayla Lindener, brothers Duane (Virginia), Donald (Shirley) and Ken (Judy) Doersch, sister Janice (Tom) Thompson. Preceded in death by one older brother Darrel Doersch, sister-in-law Rose, his parents Harvey and Alice Doersch.
A private memorial service for family will be held Jan. 6, 2019.
Mark Edward Skinkis
Mark Edward Skinkis, age 38, of Kaukauna, passed away on Saturday, Dec. 15, 2018, at Unity Hospice in De Pere surrounded by his family, after a courageous battle with cancer. Mark was born on Feb. 14, 1980, to Larry and Jane (Ciesielczyk) Skinkis at St. Mary’s Hospital, Green Bay. After graduating from Seymour High School in 1998, Mark went on to further his education at UW-Fox Valley. He then went on to have numerous jobs that all included meeting new people. His favorite jobs were delivering beer for General Beer Northeast, and at the time of his death, he was employed by Cintas Uniform Services in Greenville, where he was known as an all around great “Guy”. He married the love of his life, Rachel Schlimm, at St. Therese Catholic Church, Appleton, on Aug. 10, 2007, and together they had one beautiful daughter.
In his spare time Mark enjoyed playing golf, watching sports, and anything to do with the Wisconsin Badgers. Most of all he loved spending time with his wife and daughter. Mark will be remembered as a caring husband, father, friend, Badger fan and a fighter.
Mark is survived by his wife of 11 years, Rachel; six year old daughter, Khloe; parents, Larry (Jane) Skinkis; siblings, Rick (Jackie) Skinkis, Paul(Patty) Skinkis, David (Nicki) Skinkis, Todd(Jessica) Skinkis, John (Stephanie) Skinkis, and Sara Skinkis; grandfather, Stanley Skinkis; parents-in-law, David (Mary) Schlimm; sister-in-law, Jessica Schlimm; and numerous nieces, nephews, family and friends.
Mark was preceded in death by his paternal grandmother, Rose Marie Skinkis; maternal grandparents, Edward and Virginia Ciesielczyk; sister, Laura Skinkis; nephew, Heath Skinkis; and uncle, Ron Vieau.
A Visitation will be held for Mark from 3-7 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 26 at Wichmann Funeral Home, 537 North Superior Street, Appleton, WI 54911, with a Vigil Service at 7 p.m. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated for Mark at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Dec. 27, at St. John Nepomucene Catholic Church, 323 Pine St., Little Chute, WI 54140 by Fr. Ron Belitz. Family and friends may visit at the church from 9 a.m. until the time of mass. Inurnment will be at a later date at St. Joseph Cemetery, Appleton.
Mark’s family would like to extend a special thank you to his specialists at IU Health Simon Cancer Center and Froedtert and the Medical College of Wisconsin Clinical Cancer Center, especially Dr. Kathryn Bylow for her kindness, comfort and empathy during this journey. They would also like to thank his care team at Unity Hospice in De Pere for comforting him and his family during his final days.
William “Bill” R. Zahn
William “Bill” R. Zahn, 76, of Seymour, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2018, at Bellin Hospital due to complications following heart surgery.
He was born June 6, 1942, in Manitowoc, Wisconsin son of the late William Edward and Mercedes (Boucher) Zahn. Bill graduated from Lincoln High School in 1960. He enlisted in the US Army in March 1964 was honorably discharged March 1966 and was a member of the Seymour American Legion Post #106. He was united in marriage to Joyce Zabel Sept. 28, 1968, recently celebrating 50 years of marriage.
Bill found his way to Seymour working for his uncle, Jack Zahn, at Automotive Supply. He later obtained his insurance licenses and transitioned into insurance full-time. Bill worked in insurance for 42 years, having owned the Bill Zahn Agency which he later named Community Insurance Center. He and Joyce enjoyed working together for many years, retiring in January 2010 and he was proud to see his son, Mike, buy his agency and continue on in the insurance industry, and often referred to himself as a “recovering agent.” Bill enjoyed being a part of the Seymour community and was involved in many groups through the years. He loved the outdoors and enjoyed hunting, fishing, riding his bike around town, making maple syrup, telling stories about his life growing up and spending time with family, especially his grandchildren.
He was a member of St. John Catholic Church in Seymour where he served as a lector for more than 40 years.
He is survived by his wife, Joyce; children: Michael (Shanna) Zahn, Suamico; Catherine (Rob) Rydzewski, Seymour; and Jennifer (special friend Jon Gordon) Zahn, Minneapolis; grandchildren: William, John, and Noah Rydzewski, Quinten Zahn, Eli and Lucia Shimanski; sister, Judy (Phil) Kinzel, Manitowoc; sister in-law Susan Zabel, Oshkosh; brother in-law Ted (Carol) Zabel, DePere; Joel (Joy) Zabel, Johnson City, Tennessee as well as cousins, nieces and nephews.
Bill was preceded in death by his parents and in-laws Arnold and Eleanor Zabel.
Friends may call at Muehl-Boettcher Funeral Home, Seymour on Friday, Dec. 21, 2018, from 4-7 p.m. Visitation will continue Saturday, Dec. 22, 2018, at St. John Catholic Church, Seymour from 9:30 a.m. until the funeral mass at 11 a.m. with Father Brian Belongia and Deacon Rich Matuszak officiating with military honors. Burial will take place in the parish cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund has been established in Bill’s memory to be contributed towards his favorite causes.
Online condolences to Bill’s family may be expressed at www.muehlboettcher.com
Eugene “Gene” Floyd Gonnering
Eugene “Gene” Floyd Gonnering, age 88, lifelong resident of Freedom, passed away peacefully Dec. 13, 2018, with his family by his side. He was born July 18,1930, son of the late John and Catherine (Verstagen) Gonnering.
On May 4, 1960, he was united in marriage to his love Mary Kaiver and the couple resided in the Town of Freedom. She preceded him in death Nov. 11, 2009.
Gene was a member of St. Nicholas Catholic Church in Freedom, where he served as an altar boy, trustee and was a diamond giver for St. Nicholas remodeling and construction.
He was owner of Milky Way Farms, a Korean War Army Veteran and life-long member of Freedom VFW and Little Chute American Legion Posts, and a member of the Freedom Lions Club. He was involved in land development and was a major stockholder for Suring State Bank. Gene enjoyed time spent at Kelly Lake.
Gene is survived by his sons and their families: Ken (Sandra Effa) Gonnering, Freedom and their children: Kortney (Matt) Dahm, Katie (Aaron) Kiecker, and Jacob (friend, Morgan); Keith (Cindy Diedrich) Gonnering, Town of Vandenbroek and their children: Maria, Elizabeth and Stephanie; Bruce (Donna Verhasselt) Gonnering, Freedom and their children: Amber (Nate) Garvey, Jared, Leah (Tom) Ver Bust, and Allie; great-grandchildren: Madison, Blake, and Lyla Garvey, Sawyer and Owen Ver Bust, and Colton Dahm; sister, Pat (Jerry) Kittiko; sisters-in-law, Lorraine (Ron) Kaiver Daul and Sharon Gonnering.
In addition to his wife, Mary, Gene was preceded in death by his son, Randal; brothers: Jack (Catherine) Gonnering, Donald (Lois) Gonnering, Orville Gonnering, and William (Dorothy) Gonnering; sisters: Adelle (Earl) VanEperen, Lorraine (Mike) Vandenberg, Rosie (Butch) Stoffel; and brother-in-law, Thomas Kaiver.
Friends may call at St. Nicholas Catholic Church, Freedom, on Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2018, from noon until the funeral mass at 3 p.m. with Fr. Walter Stumpf officiating.
Burial will take place in St. Nicholas Catholic Cemetery, with Military Honors.
Muehl-Boettcher Funeral Home, Seymour is assisting the family with arrangements. Online condolences to Gene’s family may be expressed at www.muehlboettcher.com.
Masses and memorials may be sent to St. Nicholas Catholic Parish in Freedom, W2037 County Road S, Freedom, WI 54130.
Special thanks to all of the staff at Brewster Village for the wonderful care given to our dad, grandpa and brother. Also, thank you to Sandy for all your extra bookkeeping help for all these years.
Joseph Robert “Joe” Everard
Joseph Robert “Joe” Everard, 59, Green Bay, died Sunday, Nov. 25, 2018. He was born on April 14, 1959, in Green Bay to Richard and Jenny (Sobiek) Everard.
Joe graduated from Seymour High School, class of 1978. He married Cheryl Cornwell on June 15, 1979. Joe was employed at Beatrice Cheese in Seymour for 20 years and held a cheese makers license. He also worked for 10 years at International Paper in De Pere.
Joe enjoyed bowling, woodworking and time spent in his garden. He was a dependable handy man that would give anyone the shirt off his back. Joe cherished the time he spent with his grandchildren.
He is survived by his wife, Cheryl; their children, Kelly (Ricardo) Polanco and Kevin Everard; grandchildren, Haley, Makayla, Rayne, Dominic, and Mason; his mother, Jenny Everard; siblings, Nancy (Jamie) Cornwell, Judy (Ralph) Daoust, Richard Peter Everard, Tim (Trisha Bohm) Everard, Cathy (Mike)Tabbert, Polly Everard, Wendy Carpenter, Peggy (Randy) Zeuske, and Tom (Dawn) Everard; sister-in-law, Sandy (Pat) Mongin; brother-in-law, Bill Cornwell; as well as many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Joe was preceded in death by his father, Richard Everard; nephew, Christopher Cornwell, and his father-in-law and mother-in-law, Donald and Janice Cornwell.
Friends may call at Blaney Funeral Home, 1521 Shawano Ave., from 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 28 followed by a Memorial Service at 7 p.m. at the funeral home. To send online condolences, please go to www.BlaneyFuneralHome.com.
Ralph Duane Nickolas Diedrick
Ralph Duane Nickolas Diedrick, 84, of Seymour passed away on Friday, Nov. 23, 2018, at Good Shepherd Nursing Home in Seymour. He was born May 6, 1934, a son of the late Henry and Phoebe (Vanderlock) Diedrick.
On March 15, 1971, he was united in marriage to Beatrice Roskom.
Ralph served in the US Marine Corps during the Korean War and was a member of Seymour American Legion Post #106, serving as Commander in 1987 and was a member of the 40 et 8.
Ralph worked at Packerland Packing in Green Bay for 32 years and ran R&B’s Restaurant in Seymour prior to his retirement. After retirement, he continued to stay busy working part-time at Coonen’s Shell, Robinson Sheet Metal, Diedricks Heating and Air Conditioning, and Schroeder’s Greenhouse while also enjoying time on the golf course and playing cribbage.
He is survived by his wife, Beatrice; six children: Sandra Taggart, Cynthia Woldt, Timothy, Brian (Kelly), Chad (Carrie), and Bradley Diedrick; 10 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren, and 1 great-great-grandchild; and sister, Marlene Williams.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by eight siblings.
Friends may call at St. John Catholic Church, Seymour, on Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2018, from 9:30 a.m. until the funeral mass at 11:30 a.m. with Fr. Brian Belongia and Deacon Rich Matuszak officiating, with military honors. Entombment will take place at Allouez Chapel Mausoleum. Muehl-Boettcher Funeral Home, Seymour, is assisting the family with arrangements.
Online condolences to Ralph’s family may be expressed at www.muehlboettcher.com
Richard A. Houterman, Sr.
Richard A. Houterman, Sr, 69, of Black Creek passed away unexpectedly on Friday, Nov. 23, 2018, at his residence. He was born Dec. 23, 1948, the son of the late William and Dorothy (Schaumann) Houterman.
On Dec. 6, 1969, he was united in marriage to Sally A. Van Patten. She preceded him in death on Feb. 1, 2017.
Richard served his country in the United States Navy, from 1967-1969.
Richard was a truck driver for over 40 years, several of those years as an owner/operator. He achieved two million miles accident free during his career.
Richard enjoyed hunting and fishing with his sons and enjoyed riding his motorcycle. He loved his grandchildren.
Richard is survived by his sons; Rick Jr. (Terri) Houterman, Shiocton; Ryan (Jill) Houterman, Greenville; grandchildren: Jocelyn, Jordyn, and Rylene Houterman, Tanner Schuth; brother, Bill (Claudia) Houterman; sisters, Chris (Dave) Shukoski, Gloria (Lenny) Buksyk, Laura (Paul) Flunker.
Visitation for Richard will be held on Monday, November 26 from 4-6p.m.
Online condolences can be expressed to Richard’s family at www.muehlboettcher.com
Muehl-Boettcher Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.
Ione M. Gosse
Ione M. Gosse, 82, of Seymour, passed away Tuesday afternoon, Nov. 13, 2018, at her home with her family by her side. She was born Nov. 24, 1935, daughter of the late John and Elizabeth (Meunier) Blumreich.
Ione is survived by her two sons: Clifford Jr. (Bev) Reis and John (Jackee) Reis; son-in-law, Lee James; grandchildren: Jessica Metz, Jennifer Bacovsky, Andrea Bartelme, Cody Reis, Chad Reis, Wayne Reis and Laurie Reis; two brothers: Harlan Blumreich and Leon Blumreich; special friend, John Vanden Heuvel.
She is preceded in death by two daughters, Susan James and Linda Reis.
A private family service will take place at a later date. Muehl-Boettcher Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.
Online condolences may be expressed for Ione’s family at www.muehlboettcher.com
Calvin A. Steward Sr.
Calvin Archie Steward Sr, 94, of White Lake, Wisconsin; died peacefully surrounded by his family on Saturday, Nov. 3, 2018, at his son’s home in Appleton. He was born in Seymour on Oct. 31, 1924, son of the late Sidney and Lillie (Nietzke) Steward.
Calvin served his country in the U.S. Army during WWII. He served in the campaigns in New Guinea, Northern Solomons and in Luzon. Calvin was awarded the Asiatic-Pacific Theater service ribbon, Distinguished Unit Badge, Philippine Liberation Service Ribbon with one bronze star and the Good Conduct Medal He returned home and married Lillian (Ebben) Platten on Oct. 8, 1947. Calvin owned and operated Cal’s Standard Oil Service Station, Cal’s Sinclair Service Station and Cal’s Morning Glory Dairy in Seymour. He later married Jane (Pacer) Neal in October 1982. She preceded him in death on April 30, 2017.
Calvin is survived by his children: Shari (Mick) Wolf, Antigo, Cal Jr. (Diane) Steward, Appleton, Tim (Kathie) Steward, Appleton and Michael Steward, Neenah; four step children: Kathy Frye, Iowa., Terry (Wendy) Neal, Michigan., Debbie Kaulum, Rhinelander and Cindy Neal, Michigan; seven grandchildren: Tammi (Tim) Miller, Amy (Mel) Pollom, Kip (Amber) Rueden, Charity Recla, Adam (Janet) Steward, Josh Steward and Christine (Ben) Hansen; 11 step grandchildren: Nikki, Dan, Janey, Cara, Eric, Joe, Jennifer, Anna, Tonya, Sirneal and Terrance; 27 step great grandchildren; sister Marcella Gagnow; and sister in-law Dorothy Steward. He was further preceded in death by a great grandson Taylor Nelson; step son in-law Craig Kaulum; two brothers: Jim (Marie) Steward, Howard Steward; four sisters and brothers in-law: Lenora (Ed) Schmit, Marion (John) Babbitt, Lilyan (Herbert) Meyer and Darlene (William) Verbruggen; and brother in-law Orville Gagnow.
Memorial service for Calvin will be 5 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 8, 2018, at Valley Baptist Church, 3600 N. Chippewa St., Appleton with Rev. Larry Creamer officiating. Visitation will be held at the church on Thursday afternoon beginning at 3 p.m. until the 5 p.m. service.
Calvin’s family would like to thank his nurses at ThedaCare Regional Medical Center of Appleton, Nancy and Daisha, and ThedaCare at Home hospice, Jessica and Paul.
Sandra Jean Kraft
Sandra Jean Kraft, age 71, of Seymour, Wisconsin, died peacefully at home surrounded by loved ones on Nov. 2, 2018. Sandra was born on April 29, 1947, to Eugene and Myrtle (Broberg) Pollock in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Sandra is survived by her husband LaMont J. Kraft, daughters Bridget Belanger (Scott Pleau) and Natalie Feggestad (Cindy Archer), son Paul (Moira) Kraft, sister Linda (Pollock) Steuerwald and family, and 10 grandchildren Courtney and Jessie Belanger; Jackson and Laurel Feggestad; Riley, Lucy, Ozzy and Sonny Kraft; and Dylan and Devin Pleau. She was preceded in death by her parents.
At the age of 11, Sandra’s family moved to northern Wisconsin where she attended school in Elcho, Wisconsin. She graduated high school in 1965 as valedictorian of her class. After high school, Sandra attended technical school. During that time, she won a prestigious statewide competition that named her Wisconsin Secretary of the Year.
On Aug. 24, 1968, she married her high school sweetheart LaMont James Kraft, also of Elcho, Wisconsin. After LaMont graduated from UW-River Falls in 1970 they moved to Seymour with their newborn daughter.
After being a stay-at-home mom for several years, Sandra joined the workforce in various office managerial positions. During this time, she also began taking courses at UW-Green Bay and earned her bachelor’s degree in business, accounting and finance. In 1992, she began working at Northeast Wisconsin Technical College, where she worked her way up to the role of NWTC Foundation Director. Her favorite part of being Foundation Director was helping students in financial need connect with many generous financial donors. She was particularly moved by donors who established memorial scholarships in honor of loved ones. Sandra was highly respected by her coworkers and peers in the technical college system. When she announced her retirement at the annual NWTC awards banquet, the crowd of 700 people gave her a standing ovation in recognition of her outstanding service and dedication.
Sandra and LaMont enjoyed taking their three children camping every summer, many trips to Lake Superior and road trips around the United States. She become a high school sports fan when LaMont joined the high school football staff at Seymour High School. Alongside fellow superfan Holly Collar they could be found in the stands for over 25 years. She continued her interest in high school sports as she cheered on her children as the competed in various sports.
Sandra joined her husband in retirement in 2012. Sandra and LaMont enjoyed traveling extensively including trips to Tahiti, Italy, Greece, Mexico, Alaska and many other locations throughout the country. During the summer months, they traveled to art fairs throughout Wisconsin selling LaMont’s photography, which highlighted beautiful scenes from their travels and the wide variety of birds from their backyard.
Sandra’s greatest joy in life was her 10 grandchildren. She enjoyed learning and playing any games the grandchildren were interested in, such as Pokemon and chess. She enjoyed giving them gifts and surprises any time of year, never leaving a gift shop without buying something for the kids.
Throughout every stage of her life, Sandra was known for her intellect and even more for her kindness and compassion. She was always quick with a smile to brighten someone’s day. Sandy’s positive outlook acted as a magnetic beacon for others drawing in many friends and family.
A memorial service at the Green Bay Botanical Gardens is scheduled for Sandra on Saturday, Nov. 10 with a gathering to begin at 9:30 a.m., service at 10:30 a.m., and reception to follow. Family and friends are welcome to attend and celebrate Sandra’s life. The family would like to thank friends Cathy Anschutz, and Ed and Jo Machacek for their tremendous support and care during the past two months. We also thank Unity Hospice for their compassion and care the past two weeks, in particular Heather, Ashley and Nicole. Any monetary donations will be donated for student scholarships in Sandra’s name to NWTC. Donations may also be made directly to: NWTC Foundation, 2740 West Mason Street, P.O. Box 19042 Green Bay, WI 54307-9042.
Naomi Celia Hartman
Naomi Celia Hartman Obituary
Naomi created beauty. Born March 28, 1926, to Andy and Selma Peterson, Naomi Celia grew up on a dairy farm south of Shiocton, Wisconsin. There, she learned a love of music and helped fix giant meals for the crew of hired men. At First Lutheran Church and in school, “Petie” was active in many plays and singing groups. Naomi’s 1943 Shiocton High senior year claim to fame was “blue eyes.” Naomi attended Oshkosh Business College in 1943-44, then worked at Home Mutual Insurance in Appleton from 1944-1950.
At the 1946 funeral of family friend Pearl Peebles Hartman, Naomi caught the eye of Pearl’s son Gene Harold. One of Gene and Naomi’s first dates was a plane ride at the county fair. Naomi and Gene married in 1950, then traversed Wisconsin to live in River Falls (where she worked in the college registrar’s office), Auburndale, Marshfield, Barron and finally Ashland—together dancing polkas, playing cribbage, and raising five children.
Naomi created cherished quilts, Christmas ornaments, and dried flower/pine cone decor. She was thoughtful with her words–especially those in Scrabble and crossword puzzles. Naomi’s passion for gardening brought forth many primroses, cucumbers, lupines, apples, and foxgloves. She baked dozens of pies, canned hundreds of jars of jams and pickles, and picked thousands of berries. She delighted in God’s creation: snowy birch groves, May lilacs, summer bluebirds, and autumn maple leaves. On Oct. 24, 2018, she passed away, with family at her side as she was welcomed by Jesus into God’s amazing heavenly garden. Her sparkling smile will be remembered by many.
Naomi was preceded in death by her parents, brother Nyle, husband Gene, daughter Rosanne, and granddaughter Jaclyn. She is survived by sons Alan (Vicki) and Mark (Deborah), daughters Susan (Robert) and Amy (Jim), Rosanne’s husband Don, 6 grandchildren (Autumn, Bill, Philip, Christopher, Emily, Bonnie), and 13 great-grandchildren.
To celebrate Naomi’s life, on Saturday, Nov. 3 her church of many years, Good Shepherd Lutheran in Ashland, will host a visitation at 10 a.m. and memorial service at 11 a.m., with a lunch following the service. She will be interned with her beloved Gene at the Northern Wisconsin Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Spooner on Nov. 5 at 11 a.m.
Naomi’s family would like to thank the staff at Ashland Health and Rehabilitation Center for their caring hearts and faithful service provided to her.
Charles Robert Kuehne
On Thursday morning, Oct. 25, 2018, as God wrapped his arms around Charles Robert Kuehne, 53, of Seymour, he said his final “bye” at ThedaCare Medical Center, Neenah, with his family by his side. He was born April 10, 1965, son of Ione Ossmann Kuehne and the late Richard Kuehne.
Charlie was a vocal member of Emmanuel Lutheran Church in Seymour. He loved taking car rides, coffee on the patio, his poker chips, and eating at Culver’s. One of his greatest joys was riding his bike. Charlie enjoyed attending Special Touch Camp for many years with his dad.
He is survived by his devoted mother, Ione; sisters: Brenda and Steve, Jackie and Norb, Michele and Ron, Denise and Steve; brother, Mitch and Carol; nieces and nephews; great-nieces and great-nephews; other relatives and many friends.
Charlie joined his father, grandparents, and other family members in heaven.
Friends may call at Muehl-Boettcher Funeral Home, Seymour on Monday, Oct. 29, 2018, from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. Visitation will continue at Emmanuel Lutheran Church, Seymour, on Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2018, from 9:30 a.m. until the funeral service at 11 a.m. with Pastor Natalie Kramer officiating. Burial will take place in the parish cemetery.
Online condolences to Charlie’s family can be expressed at www.muehlboettcher.com.
Special thanks to the caring staff at Community Day Center in Appleton where Charlie went to “work” for over 30 years. Thank you also to the nurses and doctors for the care you gave Charlie.
Richard Lendy Houston
Richard Lendy Houston, 86, of Seymour passed away surrounded by his family on Saturday, Oct. 13, 2018, at Woodside Lutheran Home in Green Bay, Wisconsin. He was born in Ashland, Mississippi, on Dec. 22, 1931, son of the late Brooks and Gladys Houston, one of 10 children in the family.
Richard served in the US Army from 1952 to 1954, having been stationed in Germany.
He married Deanna Debban on April 25, 1958, having recently celebrated 60 years of marriage.
Richard enjoyed fishing in general, but he especially enjoyed fly-in fishing trips in Canada and his annual fishing vacations at Camp American Legion with his son Lamont. Spending time at his cottage in Mountain, Wisconsin, was one of his favorite things to do. Deer hunting, ice fishing, golfing and making maple syrup were some of his favorite up north activities.
Richard was definitely a Green Bay Packer fan. He was also an avid reader and enjoyed western movies and books. More than anything else, he cherished all the time spent with his family, especially his children and grandchildren.
He is survived by his wife, Deanna; children: Pamela (Henry) Biese, Lamont (significant other Karen Smith) Houston, Sandra (James) Beyer, and Robert (Marie) Houston; grandchildren: Shawn Beyer, Zach Houston, Craig Beyer, Amanda Beyer, David Beyer, Allison Nowaczyk, Tayler Houston, Matthew Houston, Nicholas Biese, Hannah Houston, and Elijah Houston; great-grandchildren: Lola Beyer, Layla Beyer, Brodie Houston and Jace Houston. Further survived by two siblings: Jestel Wilson of Ashland, Mississippi, and Jewel Vansant of Hickory Flat, Mississippi.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brothers E.B., Ed, Junior, Claude and Clifton Houston and sisters Hazel Feathers and Eliza Stone.
Friends may call at Muehl-Boettcher Funeral Home, Seymour, on Thursday, Oct. 18, 2018, from 2 p.m. until the funeral service at 3 p.m. Burial will take place at Emmanuel Lutheran Cemetery, Seymour.
Online condolences may be expressed to Richard’s family at www.muehlboettcher.com
Special thanks to CNA, Bambi and all of the other staff of the Rehab Wing at Woodside Lutheran Home, the Bellin Surgical Unit Staff, and to Unity Hospice staff for the wonderful care given to Richard.
John A. Lemke
John A. Lemke, age 76, passed away peacefully on Friday, Oct. 12, 2018, at Cherry Meadows in Appleton, surrounded by his family. John was born on Sept. 1, 1942, to Marvin and Beatrice (Riemer) Lemke in Shawano, Wisconsin.
John was united in marriage to Lois Hinkfuss on Sept. 19, 1964. John was employed as a Steamfitter by August Winters & Sons for 45 years retiring in 2006. In 1972, John and Lois purchased a “hobby” farm and moved to Black Creek. John enjoyed farming, bowling and traveling around the United States with “Farmers on the Bum.” John also enjoyed working on countless projects with his children.
He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Lois; children: Lee (Lisa) Lemke; Larry (Teresa) Lemke; Lynn (Greg) Vander Linden; Loren (Kris) Lemke all of Black Creek. Grandchilden: Justin, Adam & Colleen Lemke; Brad Lemke; Eric and Nathan Bunnell; Zach, Tori, and Reed Lemke. Step-Grandchildren: Camron, Kaylee and Zak. Sisters: Mary (Jim) Luepke, Bonduel; Dorene (Owen) Boettcher, Normal, IL; One brother Dean (Joni) Lemke, Coleman. Brothers-in-law Roger(Donna) Braun, Seymour and Ronald(Jean) Hinkfuss, Bonduel;
He was preceded in death by his parents and daughter-in-law, Darla Lemke.
Friends may call Muehl-Boettcher Funeral Home, Seymour, on Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2018, from 4-8 p.m. Visitation will continue at Immanuel Evangelical Lutheran Church, Black Creek, on Thursday, Oct. 18, 2018, from 9:30 a.m. until the funeral service at 11 a.m. with Pastor Steve Schlicht officiating. In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund has been established.
Online condolences may be expressed to John’s family at www.muehlboettcher.com
The family would like to extend a special thank you to the staff at ThedaCare Hospice, Right at Home and Cherry Meadows for the compassionate care given to John.
Delores Mae Reed
Delores Mae Reed, 92 years of age, went to be with the Lord on Monday, Oct. 8, 2018, after a short illness.
She was born Jan. 6, 1926, to Chris and Viola Roepcke. She grew up on the family farm in Cicero.
Delores met the love of her life, Gerald Reed, after World War II, and soon became his wife. They went on to have 15 beautiful children. With her abundance of energy, and never a complaint about all the cooking, laundry, sewing, and daily trips to Donʼs Quality Market, Delores and Gerald built an amazing life together in Seymour.
She was an active member of Saint John the Baptist Church and was a strong example of living a faith filled life. Delores spent many years as a passionate lunch lady for the Seymour Community School. Delores loved golf and she got that hole-in-one. She always had her coins ready for a competitive card game with friends and family. Travel was always a passion as well as snow birding for 24 years to Gulf Shores, Alabama.
Delores was a very busy lady. She was a member of Crystal Springs Ladies League, American Legion Ladies Auxiliary and The Red Hat Society. She loved her friends. And she loved the activities at Meadow Woods Apartments.
Delores was lucky enough to find love again with Earl Gillis. They enjoyed many years of camping and traveling together.
She is survived by her children Joe (Penny) Reed, Jeff (Karen) Reed, Betty (Duane) Canon, Greg (Jane) Reed, Chris (Geoff) Liptak, Gene (Jean) Reed, Patty (Jim) Kiernan, Cindy (John) Doherty, Teresa (Steve) Banker, Bridget (Joe) Lancour, Amy Reed, Jennifer (Jeff) Shipley, Steve (Barb) Reed; 32 grandchildren; 29 great grandchildren; and 2 great-great grandchildren; many nieces and nephews.
Delores is preceded in death by her husband, Gerald Reed; son, Bernie Reed; 2 infant children; parents, Chris and Viola Roepcke; brother, Eugene Roepcke; sisters: Norma Schroeder and Darlene Vander Geeten; Earl Gillis; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law.
Visitation will be held at Saint John the Baptist Church, Seymour on Friday, Oct. 19, 2018, from 4-8 p.m. with prayer service 7:30 p.m. Her Celebration of Life Service will be held at Saint John the Baptist Church, Seymour on Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018, with visitation 9-11 a.m. And funeral service 11 a.m.
A memorial fund for Saint John the Baptist Church and Good Shepherd Services will be established in lieu of flowers.
Special thanks to the staff at Meadow Woods Apartments, first floor staff at Bellin Hospital, and Muehl-Boettcher Funeral Home.
The legacy of her beautiful life will forever be cherished in the lives of her children.
Clarence Smet “Gramps” “Smitty”
Clarence Smet “Gramps” “Smitty”, 88, passed away Monday, Oct. 8, 2018, at Good Shepherd Home in Seymour after struggling with leukemia and COPD for the past three years.
He was born Feb. 5, 1930, in the Town of Freedom, Outagamie County to Peter and Kathryn (DeBeukelaer) Smet.
He married Margaret (Micke) on June 11, 1958, at St. Paul’s Catholic Church in Wrightstown, Wisconsin. The couple recently celebrated 60 years of marriage.
Enlisted in the Air Force in January 1951 and was honorably discharged as Airman First Class in January 1955 after serving in the Korean War. Clarence was a member of the American Legion and St. John’s Catholic Church in Seymour for 58 years, sharing his strong faith and his industrious work ethic with family and friends.
He was a self-employed dairy farmer, mechanic and co-owner of VanZeeland Implement. Clarence loved to fish, watch football, baseball and basketball; taking care of the birds and was an amazing husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend to many.
Survived by wife, Margaret; children: Thomas (Susan) Smet and their children, Craig (special friend Katie) and Adam (Andrea) Smet and great-granddaughter, Sophie; Susanne Christensen and Bob Christensen and their children, Nicole (Grant) Hanson; Paul Christensen; Jerrod (Kayleigh) Christensen; Gary (fiancé Andrea) Christensen and Janice (special friend Collin) Christensen; Joanne (Leonard) Smurawa and children, Trisha (Bob) Simpson; Erica Smurawa; Robert (Ginnie) Smet and son Clayton; Linda (Michael) Nolan; Laura (Jeff) Hofacker and children, Lathan and Rachel Hofacker; John (Renee) Smet and children, Kylee, Evan and Logan Smet; brother Francis (late Germaine) Smet; and sister, Margaret (late Norman) Bowers; brothers and sisters-in-law: Eugene (Delores) Micke; Rosemary (late Gerald) Van Eperen; Carol (Gerald) Ederer; Patty (Bob) Gerend; Helen (Bob) Fritsch; Robert Micke; Betty (Charles) Headings; Mary (Jim) Micke-Dickrell; Kathy (Paul) Miller; William (Jean) Micke; numerous nieces, nephews, relatives, friends and many furry friends.
Preceded in death by his parents; mother and father-in-law, Norbert and Elizabeth Micke; sisters, brothers, and in-laws: Katherine (Clement) Schlimm; Josephine (John) Wallace; Hortense (Raymond) Van Handel; Joseph (Ceil) Smet; Edward Smet; Germaine Smet; Marion Smet and Norman Bowers; Marion (Micke) and Brian Grode; brother-in-law, Gerald Van Eperen; grandson, Dalton Brokiewicz; and granddaughter, Hope Elizabeth Hofacker; and various other relatives, friends and furry friends.
Friends may call at St. John Catholic Church, Seymour, on Friday, Oct. 12, 2018, from 4-8 p.m. with a parish prayer service at 7:30 p.m. Visitation will continue at the church on Saturday, Oct. 13, 2018, from 9 a.m. until the funeral mass at 11 a.m. with Fr. Brian Belongia and Deacon Rich Matuszak officiating. Burial will take place in the parish cemetery.
Muehl-Boettcher Funeral Home, Seymour, is assisting the family with arrangements. Online condolences may be expressed to Clarence’s family at www.muehlboettcher.com
Special thanks to the staff at Good Shepherd, especially Deanne and Kim; seventh floor staff at Appleton Medical Center; Seymour Rescue squad and EMTs; and Doctor Conkright and the staff and volunteers who provided goody bags to Clarence and family during his treatments at Fox Valley Hematology and Oncology and to all family, friends and neighbors who visited and supported Clarence and his family throughout his life.
Pa-We love you and will miss you, thanks for being a great role model to all of us. We are happy you are at peace. “Well, good for you!”
Pa – Thanks for 60 great years! Love, Ma
Valda M. Van Erem
Valda M. Van Erem, 94, of Seymour, passed away Sunday evening, Oct. 7, 2018, at Forest Glen Assisted Living in Seymour. She was born Sept. 16, 1924, daughter of the late Clarence and Maude (Greishammer) Stoehr.
Val had worked at Melody Supper Club (now Legacy), Sears-Roebuck and Plaza Restaurant.
She loved the Packers and Brewers, Old Fashioneds, and going to dinner at Geno’s.
Val is survived by her children: Steven (Deb) Brugger, Crestview, Florida; Lola Rottier, Appleton; Janice (Mike) Van De Yacht, Bonduel; Jerry Brugger, Shawano; Vicky (Terry) Gough, Appleton; and Pamela (Wayne) Meulemans, Black Creek; 10 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; sister: Eileen Zuleger; and brother, Clarence “Sonny” Stoehr. Also survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Valda is preceded in death by her son, Bruce Brugger; sisters, Neva (Ken) Zemske, Margorie (Donald) Kitzinger; brother, Vernie (Rosie Hayman) Stoehr; and brother-in-law, Vernie Zuleger.
Friends may call at Muehl-Boettcher Funeral Home, Seymour, on Monday, Oct. 15, 2018, from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m. Visitation will continue at St. John Catholic Church, Seymour, on Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2018, from 9:30 a.m. until the funeral mass at 11 a.m. with Fr. Brian Belongia and Deacon Rich Matuszak officiating. Burial will take place in Sugarbush Cemetery.
Online condolences may be expressed to Val’s family at www.muehlboettcher.com
We would like to thank the staff at Forest Glen and Unity Hospice for the wonderful care you gave to our mom.
Vernon C. Rohm
Vernon C. Rohm, 88, of Seymour passed away peacefully on Sunday, Oct. 7, 2018, at Good Shepherd Nursing Home with his family at his side. He was born Oct. 31, 1929, son of the late Alvan and Elsie Rohm.
On Nov. 7, 1956, he was united in marriage to Margaret R. Seefeldt at Immanuel Evangelical Lutheran Church in Black Creek, where they were members.
Vernon loved farming, baking and gardening. He was also on the Osborn volunteer fire department for many years.
Vernon is survived by his son Carlton and (special friend Sue Onstad-Kelley); sister Alice (Bob) Prindle, Larson; sister-in-law Linda Rohm, Seymour.
Vernon was preceded in death by his wife Margaret, and brother Norman Rohm.
Services for Vernon will be Friday, Oct. 12, 2018 from 9-11 a.m. with funeral service at 11 a.m. at Muehl-Boettcher Funeral Home in Seymour. Entombment will be at Highland Memorial in Appleton. Muehl-Boettcher Funeral Home is assisting the family. Online condolences can be expressed to the family at www.muehlboettcher.com
Joshua John Garcia
JOSHUA JOHN GARCIA
Sept. 5, 1986 – Oct. 2, 2018
Josh answered the Lord’s call to come Home on Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2018. His earthly journey of 32 years has ended and his new journey of peace in heaven has begun.
Josh was born Sept. 5, 1986, in Neenah to Debbie Nelson. Josh enjoyed hunting and fishing, especially ice fishing, while his mother panicked. He loved spending time with his daughters Madison Niec, Emmalina Leibold, and cherished cousin/Goddaughter Nikki Hofacker. He enjoyed spending time with his friends, whom were all like brothers to him. He was exceptional at welding and had a great passion for the outdoors.
Josh is survived by his mother, Debbie, and sister Felicia, Black Creek; daughters, Madison Niec, Emmalina Leibold; grandparents Ron and Marie Nelson, Black Creek; aunt, Cindy (Jason) Hofacker, Black Creek; uncle, Todd (Cindy Jackson) Nelson, Kimberly; aunt, LaVonne Anderson, Montana; cousins: Amanda Bernier, D.J. (Emmy Stern) Bernier, Nikki (Nikkipants) Hofacker, and Jessica DeDecker.
He is further survived by; uncle, Keith (Connie) Shebilske, Larsen; aunt, Brenda Shebilske, Larsen; cousins: Zach Ory, Kody Ory, Heather Shebilske, and Katie (Mike) Barron; great aunt, Jeannie Bernier; great uncle, and aunt, Danny (Marion) Rasmussen; great uncle, and aunt, Marlin (Judy) Nelson.
Josh’s friends, all of whom he considered brothers (and two sisters), include: Jesse (Laurana), Luke, Lance and Chelsea Hoh, Jason Rekoske, Cory Lemke, Mike Brandon, and several others – will carry on, living off the many great memories created.
Proceded in death by cousin, Taylor Nelson; grandma, LaVerne Nelson; great-grandparents: Clarence and Mildred Nelson; Helmuth and Rachel Thomas.
Josh’s life will be celebrated with visitation 4-8 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 7, at Muehl-Boettcher Funeral Home, 358 S. Main St., Seymour; and 9-11 a.m. Monday, Oct. 8, at Emmanuel Lutheran Church, 349 N. Main St., Seymour, followed by the funeral service at 11 a.m. Burial immediately following in Emmanuel Lutheran Cemetery, Seymour.
Online condolences and donations (in lieu of flowers) can be made at www.muehlboettcher.com
Debbie and Felicia would like to thank Outagamie County dispatch Department for their prompt and gentle handling of the situation.
Mary Jane Magdaline “Toodles” Lambie
Mary Jane Magdaline “Toodles” Lambie, age 80, Greenville, passed away on Thursday, Sept. 27, 2018, at her home surrounded by her loving family. She was born on April 1, 1938, in Green Bay, daughter of the late Harry and Anne (Vandenberg) Olson. Mary grew up in Oneida and attended Seymour High School graduating in 1957. She married her high school sweet heart Ronald “Chummy” Lambie on May 3, 1958. They celebrated 60 years together. Mary started her career working at First National Bank in Appleton and then spent the next 30 years working for Outagamie County in the Register of Deeds Office; retiring in 2000. She was the official recorder for the the Outagamie County Register of Deeds as she had impeccable handwriting. Mary’s gift of cooking was beyond words. We always looked forward to meals at family gatherings because her dishes were the best. Mary “Toodles” was one of the sweetest, kindest people you would ever meet and be blessed to call your wife, mother, mother-in-law, grandma, neighbor and friend. Her quick wit, outpouring of generosity, kindness and love were what defined her. She was so beautiful and graceful inside and out her entire life. Even through her illness, her rays of sunshine shown through. It was a privilege to care for her through these last years and days and she will be truly missed and loved for all time and eternity, and we look forward to the day that we will be with her again. We thank our heavenly Father for the gift of such a wonderful person.
Mary is survived by her husband Ron “Chummy” Lambie; children: Tim “Skip” (Debbie “Nubbs”) Lambie; Tom “Thompson” (Linda “Mrs. L”) Lambie; Tammy “Chopper” (Tom “Schneider”) Rock; grandchildren: Joshua (Elisa) Lambie; Ashley (Joe) Wunderlich; Brent (Kayla) Lambie; Andrew (Ashley) Lambie; Levi (Bailey) Lambie; Megan (John) Brick; Brandon Gorges; Patrick (Katie) Rock; Andrew Rock and Taylor Rock; great grandchildren: Parker and Georgia Lambie; Kierra and Brody Wunderlich; Bryce and Ava Lambie; Ella Brick; Bentley Kolasinski Rock; and Madelyn Rock; brothers Henry “Hank” (Dorothy) Olson and Jim (Mary) Olson; brother in-law Gordy (Mary Ann) Peterson and special friends, Danny and Paula Wittman. She is further survived by numerous nephews, nieces, other relatives and friends.
She is preceded in death by her parents and a brother Bob Olson.
The Mass of Christian Burial for Mary will be held on Monday, Oct. 1, 2018, noon at St. Mary’s of the Immaculate Conception Church in Greenville with Fr. Michael Warden officiating. Visitation will be held at the church on Monday morning from 9 a.m. until the time of service. Burial will be in the parish cemetery.
The family would like to extend a special thank you to ThedaCare at Home, especially Christina and Katie, her special care giver Betty “Shiner” and special neighbors, Dick and Cathy Bauer and their family.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association.
Oraletta “Letty” Kailhofer
Oraletta “Letty” Kailhofer, 89 of Seymour, passed away on Wednesday morning, Sept. 26, 2018, at Meadow Wood Assisted Living. She was born Aug. 29, 1929, daughter of the late Oral and Luella (Hicks) Berry.
Letty graduated from Seymour High School in 1947 and attended Outagamie County Rural Normal Teachers College and Oshkosh State College. She taught school in Shiocton and Seymour and was a member of the Outagamie County Teacher’s Association.
On June 9, 1951, she was united in marriage to Robert “Bob” Kailhofer in Seymour. Bob preceded her in death on July 26, 1988.
In 1956, Letty and Bob, along with Bob’s parents, Frank and Gert, purchased Kailhofer’s Greenhouse and continued working at the greenhouse until moving to Meadow Wood. Letty was proud to be a part of the floral presentations for many weddings and funerals in the Seymour community.
Letty was an active member of Emmanuel Lutheran Church, Seymour, having served on the church council, served on the property committee, was a member of Sarah Group Bible Circle, and enjoyed the weekly 6 a.m. bible classes. She was also a past president of the Seymour AAL Branch #4089 and served on the Good Shepherd committee on grounds and decorations for three years.
She also was a member of Seymour Woman’s Club and served as president for several years. Letty co-chaired and worked in the VIP building for the Home of the Hamburger festival. She was also active with the Seymour Chamber of Commerce, serving on the board and was president in 1997. Letty was honored as Citizen of the Year in 1998.
Letty is survived by her son, Barry (Sandy) Kailhofer; daughter, Ann (Marshall) Younger Crandall; four granddaughters: Amanda (Joe) Timmer, Megan (Andrew) Peterson, Kylie (Ben) Kingery, and Kaitlin (special friend Ken Keith) Younger; great-grandchildren: Amelia Timmer and Ansel Peterson.
In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, Irl (Dorothy) Berry.
Friends may call at Muehl-Boettcher Funeral Home, Seymour, on Sunday, Sept. 30, 2018, from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Visitation will continue on Monday, Oct. 1, 2018, at Emmanuel Lutheran Church, Seymour, from 9 a.m. until the funeral service at 11 a.m. with Pastor Natalie Kramer officiating. Burial will take place in Emmanuel Lutheran Cemetery. Online condolences may be expressed to Letty’s family at www.muehlboettcher.com
Special thanks to the staff at Meadow Wood for the wonderful compassion and care you have given our mom and grandma for the past few years, and also to Unity Hospice for all of your assistance during this time. Mike, your friendship and visits will never be forgotten.
Thomas Wagner, 69, beloved husband, father, brother, uncle and friend passed into the cornfields in the clouds during morning milking time on Sept. 24, 2018, to celebrate his mom’s birthday with her. He entered this world on Aug. 10, 1949, born to Raymond and Gladys Wagner, Black Creek, Wisconsin.
Tom graduated from Seymour Community High School, served in the Army from 1969 – 1972 and was a proud Vietnam vet. He believed in serving his community and was on the Cicero Town Board for more than 35 years. Tom was a farmer, volunteer fire fighter, deer hunter, fisherman, cribbage player, four-wheeler driver and Packer fan. Tom and Bonnie (Bloedorn) were married on Dec. 29, 2003, and danced to “I Will Always Love You,” one of Tom’s favorite songs.
He loved being outside in the fresh air and took great pride in taking care of his crops, gardens, apple trees and pond, which he stocked with bluegills so he could catch and throw them back all year long. Without a doubt, Tom put on the best corn roast in town. Tom will be remembered as a quiet listener with sparkly blue eyes and long eyelashes, always interested in what his grandchildren, nephews and nieces had to say and share.
Tom is survived by his wife Bonnie; daughters: Tracy (Kris Berg) and Laura (Nick Marcelle); brothers and sisters: Dennis (Darlene), Betty (Don Sedo), Mike, Chris (Dennis Neuman), Carol (Mike Bluma), Steve (Nancy) and Bob (Jennifer); and brother-in-law, Jim Weyers. Tom’s laughter and attention will be greatly missed by his three grandchildren: Jaxson (10), Zoey (6) and Grant (5), along with all his nieces, nephews and extended family.
Also survived by Bonnie’s family; brothers-in-law: Bob Bloedorn, Rick (Wendy) Bloedorn, Terry (Marcia) Bloedorn, Gary (Beth) Bloedorn, Dan (Wendy) Bloedorn; sisters-in-law: Joan (Tony) Sweeney, Mary (Tim) Collar, Julie Bloedorn and Vicky Bloedorn.
Tom’s loving, kind and hard-working spirit has reunited with his parents; sister, Mary Weyers; brother-in-law, Lee Griesbach; mother-in-law and father-in-law, Willis and Silva Bloedorn; and brothers-in-law, Todd and William (Jean) Bloedorn.
Tom’s family asks that you plant some seeds, a tree or spring bulbs in his memory. Look for the monarchs, they are special messengers for his family.
Friends may call at St. John Catholic Church, Seymour, on Friday, Sept. 28, 2018, from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. a parish prayer service at 7:30 pm. Visitation will continue at the church on Saturday, Sept. 29, 2018, from 9 a.m. until the funeral mass at 11 a.m. with Fr. Brian Belongia and Deacon Rich Matuszak officiating. Burial will take place at St. Mary Catholic Cemetery, Black Creek.
In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund has been established in Tom’s memory.
Online condolences may be expressed to Tom’s family at www.muehlboettcher.com.
James “Jim” A. Radecki
James “Jim” A. Radecki, 70, of Seymour, passed away Sunday, Sept. 23, 2018, feeling the love of his family, after a long illness of Polycystic kidney disease. He did at home hemodialysis for five years and later peritoneal dialysis.
Jim was born Aug. 28, 1948, son of the late Michael and Rose (Jarosinski) Radecki. He attended Hofa Park Parochial and Pulaski Schools. On July 15, 1972, he was united in marriage to Gail Moeller. The couple farmed together for 33 years, harvesting crops was his favorite. Jim also was a milk hauler for several cheese factories. Later he owned his own semi and hauled product for Grantek. Jim had a strong work ethic, and always thought well of people who worked hard. He enjoyed ice fishing and especially deer hunting with the guys up north. His children and their families meant everything to him.
He was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church of Cicero.
He is survived by his wife of 46 years, Gail; two children: Ryan (Sarah) Radecki, Pulaski; Rhonda (Tom) Sandor, Suamico; five grandchildren: Tucker and Lauren Radecki, Logan, Ethan and Evan Sandor; two sisters-in-law, Diane Allbritton and Sally (Warren) Barclay.
Jim is preceded in death by his parents, step-mother, Catherine Radecki; two brothers, Tom and Dennis Radecki; mother-in-law and father-in-law, Edward and Mildred Moeller; two brothers-in-law, Gene Allbritton and Allen Moeller.
Friends may call at Muehl-Boettcher Funeral Home, Seymour on Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2018, from 4-8 p.m. and visitation will continue at Immanuel Lutheran Church, Cicero on Thursday, Sept. 27, 2018. from 9:30 a.m. until the service at 11 a.m. with Pastor Vicki Jens-Page officiating.
Online condolences may be expressed to Jim’s family at www.muehlboettcher.com
Family wishes to thank Fox River Davita in-home dialysis staff for all their care, especially Amber. Also, the staff at Bellin Hospital, Muehl-Boettcher Funeral Home and Unity Hospice.
Joan “Joanie” H. Johnson
Joan “Joanie” H. Johnson, age 85 of Seymour passed away peacefully on Sunday, Sept. 23, 2018, at Good Shepherd Nursing Home. She was born July 24, 1933, daughter of the late Martin and Ardena (Verbeten) Van Gompel.
Joan attended St John’s Nepomucene Catholic Church and graduated from St John’s School in Little Chute. She was united in marriage to Richard (Nig) Johnson on Sept. 15, 1953. Together they shared 41 years of loving years of marriage and working side by side in their business before he preceded her in death on Nov. 6, 1994.
On Sept. 15, 1962, Joan and Richard founded and operated Johnson’s Dairy and Restaurant in Seymour for 32 years. After Richard’s passing, she started a new career at Krabbe’s Kountry Klub doing odd jobs from cleaning to making pies for 20 years, she also enjoyed working 10 years at Humana in the cafeteria.
Joan was a difference maker for many lives in the community of Seymour dedicated to serving others, made friendships, lots of laughs, made memories and brought joy and comfort to all she met. She was an active member of St. John’s Catholic Church, Christian Mother’s Society and American Legion Auxiliary. “Life’s is only what you make of it” was her favorite saying and “Joan did it best.” Joan loved being at the cottage on White Potato Lake and was an avid Packer fan.
Joan had many different nicknames over the years which include: Joanie, Grandma Toot Toot, JJ and Tiny and etc. Joan was a loving wife of her “Nig” and mother to us all. She left her mark and legacy on her children, grandchildren, great grandchildren and Family and friends. She had a gift from God that her life did matter in what you do during your life time.
She is survived by her children: Rick (Terry) Johnson, Randy (Jeanne), Cheri (Steve) Krabbe, and Julie (Chad) Johnson; grandchildren: Andrea, Allison (Jon), Emily (John), Aaron, (Ashley), Sarah, (Kyle), Jared, (Megan), Brian, (Courtney), Amanda, (Jerame), Jessica, (Travis), Reid, and Jadyn and 18 great-grandchildren. She is further survived by a brother, Todd Van Gompel; sister, Sharen (Tom) Wolf; brother, Paul (Kathy) Van Gompel; sister-in-law, Lorraine Van Gompel and brother-in-law, Louis Vosters.
Joan was preceded in death by her siblings: Karen Van Gompel, Robert Van Gompel; Kathleen “Kat” Van Gompel; and sister-in-law, Dace Van Gompel. Her husband’s parents: Elmer & Martha; Nig’s siblings: Robert (Jane), Lillian (Stanley), Elizabeth (Orville), Joyce, Arlene (Nicky) and James (Eileen).
Joan’s family would like to extend their gratitude to the staff at Shepherd’s Inn and Good Shepherd Nursing home for their care and support.
Friends may call at St. John Catholic Church, Seymour, on Thursday, Sept/ 27, 2018, from 2 p.m. until the funeral mass at 6 p.m. with Fr. Brian Belongia and Deacon Rich Matuszak officiating. Muehl-Boettcher Funeral Home, Seymour, is assisting the family with arrangements. Online condolences to Joan’s family may be expressed at www.muehlboettcher.com. In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund has been established in Joan’s memory to be contributed to her favorite causes.
It all started with a kiss.
Beverly B. Rosenfeldt
Beverly B. Rosenfeldt, 76, of Greenville passed away unexpectedly at their home on Saturday, Sept. 1, 2018. She was born in New London, WI on March 23, 1942, the daughter of the late Clifford and Loretta (Nitzske) Nelson.
On Sept. 14, 1963, she was united in marriage to Thomas Rosenfeldt in Clintonville, Wisconsin.
Bev’s greatest joy was being a wife, mother and homemaker. Her grandchildren were her pride and joy. She loved traveling with Tom, crafting cards, sewing, spending time with friends, and enjoying wildlife in the backyard. Bev and Tom were charter members of Shepherd of The Hills Lutheran Church in Greenville, Wisconsin.
Bev is survived by her husband, Tom; sons: Rick (Michelle) Rosenfeldt and Ryan (April) Rosenfeldt; grandchildren: Ryley, Mitchell (special friend Megan), Nicholas and Conner Rosenfeldt; brother, Russell (Marguerite) Nelson; brother-in-law, David (Sandy) Rosenfeldt, and numerous nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents and her mother-in-law and father-in-law, Edward and Linda Rosenfeldt.
Bev will be remembered as a gentle, caring person whose greatest love was her family.
Visitation will be held on Thursday, Sept. 6, 2018, from 4 -7 p.m. at Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church, Greenville. Funeral service will be on Friday, Sept. 7, 2018, at 11 a.m. with visitation from 9 a.m. until the time of service. Pastor Steve Kline will be officiating with Mark Peters assisting. Entombment will take place at Highland Memorial Park, Appleton. Online condolences may be expressed to Bev’s family at www.muehlboettcher.com.
The family would like to recognize and thank the Outagamie County 911 Dispatch Center, Outagamie County Coroner, Outagamie Sheriff’s Department, Muehl-Boettcher Funeral Home, Gold Cross Ambulance Service and the Greenville First Responders. Thank you for your kindness and support during this difficult time.
In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund has been established for Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church in Greenville. Wife, Mom, and Grandma, you will always be remembered and deeply missed because of all the special memories of the times we spent together. We THANK the Lord for taking you peacefully.
Love, Your Family
Roger Robert Hanson
Roger Robert Hanson, 81, of Seymour, died on Monday morning, Aug. 27, 2018, at St. Vincent Hospital following heart surgery. He was born March 5, 1937, the son of the late Alfred and Catherine (Mueller) Hanson.
He grew up on a dairy farm in the Town of Almon and learned woodworking from his grandfather, a hobby he enjoyed in his retirement years.
Roger loved the Brewers, Packers, deer hunting, playing cards, and tending his flower gardens.
He married Judith Ann Barbara Hartleben on July 9, 1960, in Tigerton. They moved to Seymour in 1962.
Roger was employed at the local cheese factory near Bowler for seven years, was a member of the Wisconsin National Guard, the Red Arrow Unit for nine years, was called to active duty from 1961-1962 being stationed in Fort Lewis, Washington. He began a career at Appleton Coated Paper Company, working until his retirement in 1999.
Survivors include his wife of 58 years, Judy; his four children: Steve (Leslie) of White Lake; Tim (Bonnie) of Black Creek; Sue Ellen (Mike) Froehlich, Seymour; and Tina Hanson, Seymour; grandchildren: Danny, Sherri, Michael Jr., Robin, Dorothy, Brian, Kelly and Molly; eight great-grandchildren: Kaci, Allie, Lilly, Michelle, Michael, Jace, Rylyn and Veya. He is further survived by a sister, Annette (Armond) Schmidt, Caroline; sisters-in-law, Joann Leisgang, Jackie (Louie) Schmidt; brother-in-law, Jim (Rhonda) Hartleben.
Roger is preceded in death by his parents and in-laws, Roger and Dorothy Hartleben; and brother-in-law, Frank Leisgang.
Friends may call at St. John’s Catholic Church, Seymour on Thursday, Aug. 30, 2018, from 9:30 a.m. until the mass at 11:30 a.m. with Father Brian Belongia and Deacon Rich Matuszak officiating. Burial will take place in the parish cemetery.
Online condolences may be expressed to Roger’s family at www.muehlboettcher.com
Muehl-Boettcher Funeral Home, Seymour is assisting the family with arrangements.
Rose M. Doersch
Rose M. Doersch, 84, of Seymour passed away on Monday, Aug. 13, 2018, at Shepherd’s Inn in Seymour. She was born November of 1933, daughter of the late Leona Thyssen.
On July 20, 1957, she was united in marriage to Darrel L. Doersch in Seymour. He preceded her in death on Aug. 24, 2004.
Rose had worked as a bank teller at Valley Bank. She also worked on the family farm with her husband for many years. Rose was also a vital part of the Town of Osborn Fire Department as their dispatch service. She was an active member of Emmanuel Lutheran Church in Seymour.
She was an avid reader, was a member of the Homemakers Club, and a founding member of the Dairyland Snowmobile Club. Rose was most proud of being a homemaker, mother and grandmother.
Rose is survived by her children: Deb (Tim) Hofacker, Linda (Rick) Krause, Andy (Deb) Doersch, and Steve (Karen) Doersch; her grandchildren: Brianna (Patrick) Jenkins, Kasey (Garrett) Konkle, Corey (Lisa Rabe) Hofacker, Sarah (Jason) Dumas, Kristin (Ola) Shaw, Jenna Krause, Josh Krause, Kendall (Brad Simmons) Doersch, Zac Doersch, Michael (Marci) Doersch, Kayla Doersch, and Melissa Doersch; great-grandchildren: Ella and Maddie Doersch, and Kadence Shaw. She is further survived by brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law: Duane (Ginny) Doersch, Donald (Shirley) Doersch, James Doersch, Ken (Judy) Doersch, and Janice (Tom) Thompson.
In addition to her mother and husband, she was preceded in death by a sister-in-law, Judy Doersch.
Friends may call at Emmanuel Lutheran Church, Seymour, on Saturday, Aug. 18, 2018 from 9 a.m. until the funeral service at 11 a.m. with Pastor Vicki Jens-Page officiating. Burial will take place in the parish cemetery.
Online condolences may be expressed to Rose’s family at www.muehlboettcher.com
“Rose, Mom, and Grandma: You were a wonderful wife, mother, and grandmother. We are happy that you are home with Dad, dancing in heaven. We are forever grateful for your love and kindness.”
Special thanks to the staff at Shepherd’s Inn and Unity Hospice for your compassionate care.
Margaret “Maggie” Wagner
Margaret “Maggie” Wagner, age 53, of Freedom passed away at Froedtert Memorial Hospital in Milwaukee on Aug. 8, 2018, after a brief and courageous battle with leukemia and pneumonia. She is survived by her beloved husband and best friend of 30-plus years, Jeff Wagner, and her two sons, Stephen and Sean Wagner.
She was born on June 25, 1965, daughter of the late Patrick and Cecilia (Collier) Geenen. Growing up in an Irish-Catholic home in Freedom, Wisconsin, blessed Maggie with a number of principles, the most important being the value of faith and family. Her passion for the two grew with each passing year and she made sure to instill those same values in the people who surrounded her each day.
Maggie was always one to offer support and advice to whomever asked and touched countless lives during her time here. She enjoyed the outdoors, traveling and simply spending time with family and friends. A firm believer that life was best spent enjoying the moment, Maggie chose to focus on and appreciate the things she had in life.
No matter the occasion, Maggie was known for bringing laughs, joy and her infectious smile wherever she went. She was always up for anything and enjoyed day trips with her family and friends to go rafting, play darts, try out her Irish luck in shake of the day, or simply go for a drive and explore. Regardless the occasion, if fun was to be had, Maggie was sure to bring it. She enjoyed cheering on her sons as they competed in track and cross-country throughout high school and college.
Maggie and Jeff have a love most of us strive for each day, but for them it came naturally. They became best friends from the moment they met and their love for each other only grew stronger over the 36 years they were together. Maggie’s wit and Jeff’s sense of humor made their love timeless and something that will live on forever.
Everyone was welcome at the Wagner household for fires, cards, or simply to talk. If you were ever in need, you could count on Maggie to be there to offer a shoulder, hug, or simply an ear to listen. Maggie’s vibrant personality was uplifting for everyone that knew her and something that was with her to the very end. She was able to find hope and comfort in even the bleakest situations and used her faith to guide her through.
Never one to complain, Maggie spent more time focused on loved ones than herself. Even in her final days, she was more concerned with how the people supporting her were holding up than her own well-being. If you have a favorite memory or story about Maggie, we would love to hear it – please feel free to reach out in any way.
Maggie also lives on through her five sisters, Patricia (Brian) Wickesberg; Mary (Dan) Gruper; Elizabeth Reavis; Alice (Todd) Rasmussen; Cecile Geenen; as well as a number of nieces and nephews: Mary Jo Wagner; Jacob and Jennifer Wickesberg; Katelin and Jacob Gruper; Megan and Dylan Reavis; Daemyen and Dominic Johnson.
Friends may call at Muehl-Boettcher Funeral Home, Seymour, on Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2018, from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Visitation will continue at St. Nicholas Catholic Church on Thursday, Aug. 16, 2018, from 9 a.m. until the funeral mass at 11 a.m. with Father Walter Stumpf officiating. Burial will take place in St. Nicholas Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund has been established in Maggie’s memory.
Lawrence H. Meulemans
Lawrence H. Meulemans, 84, of Black Creek, passed away Thursday, Aug. 9, 2018, at his home surrounded by his family. He was born Dec. 5, 1933, son of the late Herman and Isabelle (Young) Meulemans. On April 30, 1955, he was united in marriage to Nancy Simon.
Lawrence moved to the Town of Cicero in 1933, where he farmed to this present day, while farming he also hauled can milk, bulk milk and collected antique tractors. He operated the family sawmill with help from his family. He worked for the Town of Cicero, logging, building barns, roofing, and general carpentry. He was a great mentor to his family.
Lawrence was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Black Creek.
He is survived by his wife, Nancy; children: John (Debbie) Meulemans, Ray (Heidi) Meulemans, Sue (special friend, Randy Huff) Kastning, Dan (Cindy) Meulemans, Ken Meulemans, Linda (Michael) Barclay, Dennis (Kris) Meulemans, Wayne (Pam) Meulemans, Barb (special friend, Dayne) Hess, Joe (Juli) Meulemans, Judy (Dan) Simpson; 34 grandchildren; 55 great-grandchildren; and one great-great grandchild; sister-in-law, Darlene Foster; and brother-in-law, Butch Simon.
Lawrence is preceded in death by his daughter-in-law, Nancy Meulemans; son-in-law, John Kastning; siblings: Marie (Lavern) Keenan, Ceclia (Roland) Paige and John Meulemans; mother-in-law and father-in-law, Fred and Armeda Simon; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law: Rose (Jim) Tonn, Meade (Jim) Recker, Shirley Simon, Paul Forster, Florence Simon and Rosemarie Simon.
Friends may call at Muehl-Boettcher Funeral Home, Seymour on Sunday, August 12, 2018, from 4-8 pm. Visitation will continue at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Black Creek on Monday, August 13, 2018 from 9:30 am until the funeral mass at 11:00 am with Father Theodore Hendricks officiating. Entombment will take place at Highland Memorial Park, Appleton. Online condolences to Lawrence’s family may be expressed at www.muehlboettcher.com.
Muehl-Boettcher Funeral Home, Seymour is assisting the family with arrangements.
In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund will be established for an Agriculture Scholarship in Lawrence Meulemans name.
Robert “Bob” Charles Anderson
Robert “Bob” Charles Anderson
On the early morning of July 19th, 2018, Robert Anderson, 79, passed away peacefully at his home in Seymour, Wisconsin, he was surrounded by his family.
Robert was born May 22, 1939 in Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin.
He graduated from Green Bay East High School in 1957. He married Janice (Schadrie) April 23, 1960 in De Pere, Wisconsin. They had been happily married for 55 years.
He worked in the paper industry for 30 years before retiring as a Purchasing Manager at Lachet Instruments, in Hartland, Wisconsin in 2002. Bob enjoyed his large family and cherished his time with them to the very end. He was a Green Bay Packer season ticket holder since 1960. In 1992, Bob became the “Boss” of the NASCAR Gang. He traveled to many race tracks to meet up with members. For many years he, his sons, sons-in-law and many friends would travel to the Michigan International Speedway for Father’s Day weekend.
Robert loved the outdoors whether it was puttering around the lake, tubing or fishing. He loved working on family history, compiled and written family trees and kept a daily Journal since 1981. One of his favorite projects was working on the diary “From Ahnapee to the Sea” which told the story of both of his Great Grandfathers who fought in the Civil War. He also enjoyed art and did illustrations for the Green Bay Press Gazette. He also enjoyed traveling and wintering with Janice in Arizona. They spent 12 winters at Pioneer Park in Anthem, AZ.
He is survived by his children: Barbara (Patrick) Widule, Cynthia (Brian) Minten, Lori (Lewis) Wagner, Keith (Roni) Anderson, Robert (Shelley) Anderson, Carol (John) Topp and Timothy (Debbie) Anderson; grandchildren; Robby and Matt Widule, Natasha Anderson, Natalia Rodriguez, Jordyn Frank, Brianna VanHaaster, Larrissa Wagner, Bryan Anderson, Corey Anderson, Brent LaDuke, Zach Anderson, Christopher and Cennah Anderson, Krista, Jamie and Kacey Topp, Cameron and Rachel Anderson. Robert is further survived by 13 great-grandchildren. He is further survived by his brothers and sisters: Peggy Balli, James (Patricia) Anderson, Betty Anderson, and Dale (Mary) Anderson and their children.
He is preceded in death by his loving wife Janice, his parents, Charles and Eileen Anderson, stepmother Joyce, sisters Sally McWashington, Patricia Anderson and a nephew Brian Timm.
Celebration of Robert’s life will be held at Immaculate Conception Parish, N5589 County Road E, De Pere, Wisconsin on Saturday, July 28, 2018 with Fr. John Chrysostom Katamba officiating. Visitation begins at 9:00 a.m. with Mass to follow at 11:00 a.m. Burial will be at Mount Calvary Catholic Cemetery, West De Pere, Wisconsin.
Online condolences may be expressed to Robert’s family at www.muehlboettcher.com.
Muehl-Boettcher Funeral Home, Seymour is assisting the family with arrangements.
The family would like to thank the staff at ThedaCare at Home Hospice, Deacon Bobby Doxtator and Muehl Boettcher Funeral Home.
Larry D. Schroeder
Larry D. Schroeder, 77, of Oneida, passed away peacefully Friday morning, July 20, 2018, at his home surrounded by his family. He was born August 29, 1940, son of the late Frederick Sr. and Marie (Belongia) Schroeder.
He served in the US Marine Corp from 1960 to 1964 having served as an MP.
On June 27, 1964 he was united in marriage to Margaret Brocker.
He was a member of Zion Lutheran Church, Oneida.
Larry worked at the pallet factory in Black Creek and retired from the Oneida Casino.
He enjoyed playing cards with family and friends, loved to go fishing and the family hunting trips to Hazelhurst. The Packers and Brewers lost one of their biggest fans.
Larry was a very generous person with a big heart, lending a helping hand whenever he could. More than anything else, he loved his family and especially his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
He is survived by his wife, Margaret; daughter, Teresa (Pat) Ames; son, David (Jo Jo Koehler) Schroeder; grandchildren: James (Katie) Dobratz and Dylan Dobratz; great-grandchildren: Alex Graf, Madeline and Sophia Dobratz; siblings: Donna Shepard, Joanne (Roland) Gasser, William (Cindy) Schroeder, Dennis (Pat) Schroeder, Patricia (Lyle) Shepard, Catherine Rettler, Diane (David) Bunnell, Richard (Carol) Schroeder; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law: Kathy Schroeder, Arlene (Butch) Davis, Carl (Debbie) Brocker, Jill Brocker, William Van Boxtel, Melvin Brocker, and Carl Prilepp.
Larry is preceded in death by his sisters: Shirley (William) Siewert and infant sister, Beverly; brother, Frederick Schroeder; mother-in-law and father-in-law, Melvin and Angeline Brocker; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law: Josephine (Fred) Bailey, Barbara Van Boxtel, Donna Prilepp, Jacob (Kathy) Satterlee, Merton Shepard, Jim Rettler, and John Brocker.
Friends may call at Muehl-Boettcher Funeral Home, Seymour on Wednesday, July 25, 2018 from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm. Visitation will continue on Thursday, July 26, 2018 at Zion Lutheran Church, Oneida from 9:30 am until funeral services at 11:00 am with Rev. Mark Schumm officiating. Burial will take place in parish cemetery with military honors conducted by the Oneida VFW Post #7784.
Online condolences may be expressed to Larry’s family at www.muehlboettcher.com
Our family would like to thank the staff of Heartland Hospice, especially Larry’s “girls”, Jen and Heather.
You were such a kind, generous, and loving husband, father, and friend. We will miss you.
A lover of traveling, Karen had been to every continent besides Antarctica. By far, her favorite travel destination was the Little Book Cliff Mountains in Colorado. Karen was also linguistically gifted, fluent in several languages, including French and Spanish, and spoke Finnish, Dutch, Greek, as well as a few others. In her travels, Karen loved to immerse herself in learning about other cultures and spread joy wherever she went.
Ever the scholar, Karen received her bachelor’s degree in human development, her master’s in community human services, and a Ph. D in anthropology. For the last 20 years, Karen researched wild mustangs, turning her passions into a career, where she taught as a professor at UW-Green Bay in the Public and Environmental Affairs department. She was widely renowned as a scholar, receiving numerous awards for publications, photography and teaching. One of her photographs was even featured on the cover of Conquistador, a German quarterhorse magazine.
In addition to her work at the University, Karen was involved in many local organizations, including Cats Anonymous and the UW-Green Bay equestrian team. Before beginning her career in academia, Karen worked as a social worker, a marriage and family therapist, and ran the local crisis center. Karen was generous in her philanthropic work, giving to many animal-based organizations.
She is survived by her loving husband, Dan; her mother, Martha; and sister Kelly Loehe. She is further survived by numerous animals: her dog, Gustave; her horses, Mister, Cortez, Tejo, Bandita, Cosette, Delphi; her burro, Juanita; her chickens Tulip, Iris, Violet; duck, Lily; and her many cats. Karen will also be sorely missed by many close friends and colleagues, including her “adopted daughter” Katie Stilp, Lowell Hoeft, Harry and Marianne Wells, Keith Swett, Keith Thomas, Alex Everard, Kevin VanDenLangenberg, Jackie Luebke-Peutz, Marcelo Cruz, Lynda Birke, Miriam Adelman, Marty Felix, and Billie Hutchings.
She will be sorely missed by all she left behind, but as we all know, wherever she is, she will be “just
A private memorial celebration will take place to honor Karen.
Online condolences may be expressed to Karen’s family at www.muehlboettcher.com
Muehl-Boettcher Funeral Home, Seymour is assisting the family with arrangements.
Karen’s family would like to thank the staff at ThedaCare ICU for all their compassionate care.
Irene P. Schaumberg
Irene P. Schaumberg, 94, of Seymour passed away Wednesday, July 11, 2018, at Good Shepherd Nursing Home, Seymour. She was born on October 1, 1923, daughter of the late Charles and Ella (Loewenhagen) Court.
On August 28, 1948, she was united in marriage to George Schaumberg. He preceded her in death on December 25, 2005.
Irene was a lifelong member of Emmanuel Lutheran Church, Seymour, where she was a 50 year member of the choir.
She was a leader of the Wild Grove 4-H Club for 42 years and was involved with 4-H at the county level.
Irene is survived by her children: Carl (Diane) Schaumberg, Seymour; Christine (Charles) Warren, Weslaco, Texas; and Jon (Mary) Schaumberg, Seymour; grandchildren: Steve, Bill (Kelly), Carrie (Dan) Habeck, Nick (Jenny), Todd (Keely) and Adam (Chelsey); 15 great-grandchildren; special friend and cousin, Viola Moeller.
In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a sister and brother-in-law, Marcia (Wally) Jurgens; sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Marcella (Earl Sr.) Court.
am until services at 11:00 am with Pastor Natalie Kramer officiating. Burial will take place in the parish cemetery. Online condolences may be expressed to Irene’s family at www.muehlboettcher.com
Muehl-Boettcher Funeral Home, Seymour, is assisting the family with arrangements.
A special thank you to the staff at Forest Glen for the kind and wonderful care given to Irene.
Mary Ann (Brzozowski) Kaczrowski
Mary Ann (Brzozowski) Kaczrowski, 79, of Seymour, passed away Tuesday afternoon, June 26, 2018, at Country Villa Nursing Home, Pulaski. She was born May 30, 1939, daughter of the late Paul and Mary (Mroczkowski) Brzozowski. She was oldest of five children and grew up on a farm in Hofa Park.
Mary Ann graduated from Pulaski High School, and she worked at Rich’s Bakery in Appleton for 34 years retiring in 2002.
She was an active member of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, Seymour. She took pride in her faith, enjoyed being a greeter, helped fold bulletins and helped with funeral meals. Mary Ann enjoyed saying the Rosary in Freedom, traveling to Door County and spending her winters in Hawaii. She always looked forward to the Holidays, baking, and cooking.
Mary Ann is survived by her children: Douglas (Patty Linsmeyer) Kaczrowski, and their children: Courtney (Tim Nelson) and Corey (Jenny Vandehey); Wayne (Sue) Kaczrowski, and their children: Katie (Dan) Gesell, Taylor and Cole; great- grandchildren: Micah, Elias, and Levi Gesell; Dale Kaczrowski and his children: Zeke (Alyshia Rasmussen) and Ali (Al) Court; Lea Ann and her children: Rachael and Gavin; sisters: Gerri Green and Jane (Gary) LaCount; brother, Ron Brzozowski.
She is preceded in death by her sister, Sylvia (Eugene) Golonka and her brother-in-law, Roger Green.
Friends may call at Muehl-Boettcher Funeral Home, Seymour on Sunday, July 1, 2018, from 4:00-7:00 pm with a parish prayer service at 7:00 pm. Visitation will continue, on Monday, July 2, 2018, at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, Seymour from 9:30 am until the funeral mass at 11:00 am with Father Brian Belongia officiating. Entombment will take place in Allouez Catholic Mausoleum.
Online condolences may be expressed to Mary Ann’s family at www.muehlboettcher.com
We would like to extend a most sincere thank you to the staff of Country Villa, Pulaski and Unity Hospice for the wonderful care they gave to Mary Ann.
Donald (Don) F. Raymakers
Donald (Don) F. Raymakers, 77, passed away on Tuesday, June 19, 2018 at Good Shepherd Nursing Home, surrounded by his family.
He was born September 3, 1940, son of the late John and Lorraine (Diedrich) Raymakers. He was a Pulaski graduate with the class of 1958.
Don married the former Delphine Tyczkowski on October 1, 1960, at St. Stanislaus Catholic Church in Hofa Park. He has been a member of St. John’s Catholic Church in Seymour for many years.
Don started his career at Gustman’s in Seymour in 1961 as a mechanic and worked himself up to the Parts and Service Manager where he worked for 25 years. During this time, he also worked part-time as an Auxiliary police officer, which lead him to his next career as the Chief of Police of Seymour. He held this position from 1985 until his retire (Donment in 2006.
Don enjoyed being active in boating, traveling, lawn manicuring, and especially spending time and doing projects with his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Don is survived by his wife, Delphine; children: Dale (Beth) Raymakers, Todd (Kathy) Raymakers, Jean (Dale) Katch, Julie (Wayne) Ulmen; grandchildren: Keely (Todd) Schaumberg, Kyle (Katie) Katch, Sam Raymakers, Brittney Raymakers, Larissa Ulmen, Aubree Ulmen; great-grandchildren, Isabella, Noah, and Jack Schaumberg and Kendall and Tucker Katch; step-grandchildren: Phillip Mestrich, Kiersten Peterson, Kallie Peterson and Josh Peterson. Further survived by his siblings: Joyce Runge, Robert (special friend, Rita) Raymakers, Carol (Don) Staszak, Gary (Ellen)Raymakers, Bill (Sharon) Raymakers, Judy (Joe) McNeill and Bruce (Marie) Raymakers; brother-in-law, Ervin (Nancy) Tyczkowski; and sister-in-law, Bernice (Joseph) Rychwalski.
In addition to his parents, John and Lorraine, he was preceded in death by his in-laws, Julius and Veronica Tyczkowski; brothers-in-law, Julian Tyczkowski and Robert Runge; sister-in-law Marge Tyczkowski.
Friends may call at St. John Catholic Church, Seymour, on Friday, June 22, 2018 from 2:00 pm until the funeral mass at 6:00 pm with Fr. Brian Belongia and Deacon Rich Matuszak officiating. Burial will take place in the parish cemetery. Online condolences to Don’s family may be expressed at www.muehlboettcher.com
Muehl-Boettcher Funeral Home, Seymour is assisting the family with arrangements.
In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may be expressed in his memory to the National Stroke Association and the American Cancer Society.
Special thanks to everyone at Good Shepherd Nursing Home for the wonderful care given to Don and his family and to the Muehl-Boettcher Funeral Home for their assistance during this difficult time.
Dad though you will be greatly missed, our hearts are happy you are finally free to walk and talk once again.
Lowell O. Thomas
Lowell O. Thomas, age 90, of Seymour passed away on Saturday, June 16, 2018 at Good Shepherd Nursing Home in Seymour. He was born May 20, 1928, a son of the late William and Muriel (Pelon) Thomas.
Lowell attended Washington High School. He in enlisted in the US Navy at age 17 and served aboard the USS Wisconsin from 1946-1947 and was Honorably discharged from the Navy Reserves in March 1953.
Lowell was an officer with the Two Rivers Police Department from 1952-1962. He later moved to northern California, where he was employed as Maintenance Director for various apartments and nursing homes.
He met his wife in Walnut Creek, CA and they were married on May 20, 1984. He and his wife, Dorothy, moved back to Wisconsin in 2004.
Lowell was a Life Member of the Krause-Kraft-Mueller American Legion Post #106 in Seymour.
He was an avid Packers and Brewers fan, enjoyed golfing and bowling.
He is survived by his wife, Dorothy; children: Terry, Linda, and Steve Thomas; step-children: Kristin (John) Leary and Elizabeth Heffern; grandson, Chris (Bev) Thomas; great-granddaughters: Kennedy and Lexi. He leaves one surviving brother, Frances Thomas; and his “adopted” daughter Teri Buck and family; many nieces and nephews.
Friends may call at St. John Catholic Church, Seymour, on Monday, June 25, 2018 from 10:00 am until the funeral mass at 11:00 am with Fr. Brian Belongia and Deacon Rich Matuszak officiating. Interment will take place at St. Peter Catholic Cemetery in Two Rivers.
American Legion Post 106 will be conducting military honors.
Online condolences may be expressed to Lowell’s family at www.muehlboettcher.com
Muehl-Boettcher Funeral Home, Seymour is assisting the family with arrangements.
He will be missed by those who knew him.
Donald A Nettekoven
Donald A. Nettekoven, 89, of Nichols, passed away Wednesday, June 13, 2018 at his home with his family by his side. He was born April 19, 1929, son of the late Arnold and Irma (Schmaling) Nettekoven.
On August 16, 1950 he was united in marriage to Caroline John. She preceded him in death on November 22, 2014.
Don farmed for many years before starting a career at Appleton Papers. Following retirement Don and Caroline moved to Land O’Lakes prior to moving to Nichols in 2005.
He is survived by his children: Jeff (Margie) Nettekoven, Seymour; Alan (Kim) Nettekoven, Appleton; Debbie (John) Meulemans, Nichols; eight grandchildren: Mike, Tammy, Andrew (Amanda), Alex (Becca), Zachary and Jared (Chelsea) Nettekoven, Jason (Becky) and Peter (Amanda) Meulemans; nine great-grandchildren: Brandon, Drew Ann, Tynne, Dylan, Brianna, Finleigh, Kashton, Mackenzie, and Hailey; brothers and sisters: Arnold Nettekoven, Ronald (Mary Ann) Nettekoven, Reinhold Nettekoven, Shirley Anderson, Betty (Norb) Kussow, and Donna (Jim) Seidl; sisters-in-law: Jean Nettekoven, Margaret (Jerome) Wichman, Lucille Wichman, and Rosemary John; special god child Eva Nettekoven; numerous nieces and nephews.
Donald was preceded in death by a son, Michal; brother, Robert; and an infant brother.
As per Don’s wishes, a private family service was held. Entombment took place at Highland Memorial Park, Appleton. Online condolences may be expressed to Donald’s family at www.muehlboettcher.com
Happy Father’s Day, Dad. You are with mom and Michal…your wish came true.
Mary Ellen Krabbe, 86, of Seymour, passed away Wednesday, June 13, 2018 at Meadow Wood Assisted Living, Seymour. She was born August 20, 1931, daughter of the late, Leo and Ruth (Saylor) Coakley. On April 19, 1952, she was united in marriage to Donald Krabbe. He preceded her in death on February 12, 2005.
Mary was an active member of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, Seymour.
After having eight children, Mary graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay. Mary held the distinction of being in the first graduating class from UWGB. After her ninth child, Mary graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh with her Master’s in Reading Education.
Mary taught in the Shiocton School District at the elementary and middle school grade levels for twenty-plus years before retiring for the first time. Her retirement enjoyment saw Mary own and operate her business, The Krabbe Reader—Bookstore and Yarn Shop in Seymour for over twenty years until her second retirement in 2017.
Mary enjoyed reading, knitting, travelling. She further enjoyed her hobby farm activities—goats, chickens, sheep. Mary had a soft spot in her heart for rescuing dogs and cats.
She is survived by her children: Catherine (Larry) Estenson, Whitehall, WI; Victoria (Tom) Wagner, Shiocton; Ellen Krabbe, New London; Jean (Richard) Mc Sherry, Appleton; Steven (Cheri) Krabbe, Seymour; Margaret Krabbe, North Palm Beach, FL; and Peter (Stephanie) Krabbe, Seymour; 18 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; sisters, Ruth Forster and Patricia (Dean) Heinz; brother: Leo (Betty) Coakley.
Mary is preceded in death by her son, James Krabbe; daughter, Elizabeth Pelky; and brothers, Richard Coakley and Bob Coakley.
Friends may call at St. John Catholic Church, Seymour on Wednesday, June 27, 2018, from 2:00 pm until the funeral mass at 6:00 pm with Father Brian Belongia officiating.
Online condolences may be expressed to Mary’s family at www.muehlboettcher.com
Muehl-Boettcher Funeral Home, Seymour is assisting the family with arrangements.
Ted Van De Yacht
Theodore M. Van De Yacht, Jr., 93, passed away peacefully on June 9, 2018, with his family at his side. He was born November 11, 1924 to the late Theodore G. Van De Yacht, Sr. and Frances (Klein) Van De Yacht. On May 17, 1952, he married the former Lillian Borlik at St. Stanislaus Catholic Church, Hofa Park.
Ted was a lifelong parishioner of St. Sebastian Catholic Church, Isaar where he started out as a mass server, was an usher, member of the council and building committee, and was a trustee. He was a career salesman starting at Garrity Implement, Green Bay and retired from Kuehne Implement, Seymour. He received many sales achievement awards from Allis Chalmers and Owattona Mfg. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus, Catholic Knights and former member of the Seymour Lions Club.
He was an outdoorsman and especially liked to turkey and pheasant hunt with his sons and grandchildren, spent many years deer hunting at Long Lake, big game hunting out west and fishing in Canada. He was lucky to have traveled to most of the states, most of which were done camping with his family and friends. He spent several winters in Arizona as well as vacations to Jamaica, Cancun and Nova Scotia. He enjoyed to golf, snowmobiling and was an avid Packers fan. He started watching the Packers at East Stadium and was a ticket holder at Lambeau Field. He attended the famous Ice Bowl and took a train trip from Green Bay to Chicago to watch the oldest rivalry in football history. You could always find him in his happy place working in his shop or telling a joke.
He enjoyed spending time with his family whom he was proud of their accomplishments and was thrilled to be a grandpa and great-grandfather.
Ted is survived by his wife Lillian of 66 years and four children: Mike (Janice) Van De Yacht, Mary (Roger) Smits, Jerry Van De Yacht, and Janice (Ken) Garbowicz. He is further survived by six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren: Traci (Major Nick) Scotch and their son, Mason; Thomas (Holly) Van De Yacht and their son, Rhett; Willie (friend Kayla) Van De Yacht; Abby (Brandon) Yaeger and their daughter, Stella; Sarah (Phil) Robinson and their daughter, Delia; and Ryan Smits.
He is further survived by a sister, Veronica Van Boxtel; sister-in-law, Marilyn (David) Hallada; many nieces, nephews, and friends.
Ted was preceded in death by his brothers: Leo, Edward, Bernard, and Norbert; sister, Rosella; and infant twin siblings.
Visitation will be at Muehl-Boettcher Funeral Home, Seymour, on Thursday, June 14, 2018 from 4:00 pm until 8:00 pm with a parish prayer service at 7:30 pm. Visitation will continue at St. Sebastian Catholic Church, Isaar, on Friday, June 15, 2018 from 9:00 am until the funeral mass at 11:00 am with Fr. Brian Belongia and Deacon Rich Matuszak officiating. Entombment will take place at Allouez Catholic Chapel Mausoleum, Green Bay.
In lieu of flowers a memorial fund has been established in Ted’s memory.
Online condolences may be expressed to Ted’s family at www.muehlboettcher.com
Our family would like to extend a heartfelt thanks to Fr. Brian and Deacon Rich for their visits and spiritual support. We also would like to thank the staff at Good Shepherd Nursing Home and Unity Hospice for the kind and loving care given to our Dad. Special thanks to neighbors Dean and Pat Ullmer for their care and friendship over the years.
Doris J. Kropp, 74, of Seymour passed away on Sunday, May 27, 2018 with her family by her side. She was born October 1, 1943, daughter of the late Robert and Leona (Pennenberg) De Ruyter.
On August 6, 1966 she was united in marriage to Gary Kropp at St. Sebastian Catholic Church in Isaar. He preceded her in death on October 2, 2015.
Doris and Gary farmed together in the Town of Seymour for many years, and also operated a seed dealership.
She was the hardest working person that any of the family knew. Working was considered her hobby. More importantly than anything else, she loved her family and enjoyed attending the grandchildren’s activities.
Doris is survived by her daughters: Jodi (Jim) Soltvedt, Seymour; Julie (special friend Chad) Hintz, Seymour; grandchildren: Zac (special friend Amber) Soltvedt, Nathan Soltvedt, Derek Hintz and McKenzie Hintz; sisters and brothers: Bonnie Laskowski, Beverly (Milton) Krause, Richard (Sherry) De Ruyter, all of Seymour, Daniel De Ruyter, Green Bay; Ronald (Janelle) De Ruyter, Oneida; sister-in-law, Germaine (Richard) Hock; brother-in-law, Don (Cindy) Kropp.
Further survived by her four-legged children: Cocoa and Mufassa. Also survived by many special Godchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.
In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by her daughter, Mary; son-in-law, Terry Hintz; brother, Kenneth (Mary) De Ruyter; sister, Joy Danforth; mother-in-law and father-in-law, Lloyd and Verona Kropp; brother-in-law, Ron Laskowski; nephew, John Krause.
Friends may call at Muehl-Boettcher Funeral Home, Seymour, on Wednesday, May 30, 2018 from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm with a parish prayer service at 7:30 pm. Visitation will continue on Thursday, May 31, 2018 at St. Sebastian Catholic Church, Isaar, from 9:00 am until the funeral mass at 11:00 am with Fr. Brian Belongia and Deacon Rich Matuszak officiating. Burial will take place in the parish cemetery.
Expressions of sympathy other than flowers can be expressed as memorials the family can distribute to Doris’s favorite causes.
Online condolences may be expressed to Doris’s family at www.muehlboettcher.com
Special thanks to Amber, Jennifer, and staff at Heartland Hospice for the wonderful care given to Doris.
Marge E. Gardner, 93, of Seymour, passed away Tuesday, May 29, 2018, at Good Shepherd Nursing Home, Seymour.
She was born December 11, 1924, daughter of the late Ferdinand and Catherine (Dominowski) Fischer, in the Town of Cicero.
Marge graduated from Seymour High School.
She was a member of New Life Methodist Church, Seymour.
On August 26, 1944, she was united in marriage to Fenton Gardner at the First Methodist Church in Appleton by Pastor J. Raymond Chadwick. He preceded her in death in August 1990. They farmed on the Gardner Homestead when it became a Century Farm and was in the Gardner Family for well over 100 years. Marge was employed by the Seymour Community High School for over 34 years.
Marge is survived by her three children: Barbara (Robert) Ebeling, Plainfield, IL; Don (Allie) Gardner, Seymour; Margo (Brian) Sherren, St. Germain; grandchildren: Paul (Jodi) Gardner, Seymour; Sara (Philip) Stern, Bonduel; Tracy (Jeffery) Luczak, Seymour; Molly Gardner (fiancé, Bryan Benson), Cadillac, MI; Ian (Cristin) Sherren, Madison; Ann (Alan) Amundson, Milwaukee; great-grandchildren: Hannah Gardner, Avah Gardner, Olivia Gardner and Alex Gardner, Seymour; Riley and Luke Stern, Bonduel; Jacob and Brooke Luczak, Seymour; great-great-grandchildren: Kathryn, Ellody, Max Amundson, Milwaukee; and many nieces and nephews.
She is preceded in death by her brothers: Raymond, Rudolph, Roy and Elmer; nephews, Bill Fischer and Richard Fischer; mother-in-law and father-in-law, Mattie and Emory Gardner; brothers-in-law: Ralph (Geraldine) Gardner, Maynard (Arlane) Gardner and Roger (Jeanette) Gardner; niece, Nancy Fischer Shilhabel.
Friends may call at New Life United Methodist Church, Seymour on Friday, June 8, 2018, from 3:00 pm until the services at 5:00 pm. Burial will take place in Highland Memorial Park, Appleton. Online condolences may be expressed to Marge’s family at www.muehboettcher.com
Muehl-Boettcher Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.
A special thank you to the staff at Good Shepherd Home, Unity Hospice and Muehl-Boettcher Funeral Home for all your care and concern.
Aletha M. Buchmann, 93, of Seymour, passed away Friday, May 18, 2018, at Allouez Parkside Village Assisted Living in Green Bay. She was born August 22, 1924, daughter of the late Albert and Edna (Ruberg) Krahn. On March 8, 1944, she was united in marriage to Norman Buchmann, who preceded her in death August 13, 2001. In September of 1946, Norm and Aletha bought a farm in the Town of Osborn and moved to Seymour in the spring of 1947. Aletha was very active in the farming community, including acting as a leader for the Wild Grove 4-H Club.
Aletha was a member of Emmanuel Lutheran Church, Seymour, and a former choir member.
She enjoyed farming and raised German shepherds and Persi