OBITUARIES 2020


Lowell A. Stephani

Lowell A. Stephani, 72, of Black Creek, passed away peacefully at home on Friday, March 27, 2020. He was born on October 23, 1947, son of the late Albert and Irene (Weyenberg) Stephani.

He worked as a salesman and contractor for farm and home.

Lowell was an adventurous man with a passion for flying. He also loved training horses, going on trail rides and antique cars.

He was a man of many talents and always there to help fix anything.

Lowell is survived by the mother of his children: Diana Malcheski; his children: Craig (Lynette Gueller) and Stacey (John Ysebaert) Stephani; grandchildren: Maxwell Ysebaert and Trevor Gueller; brothers: William (Evelyn Mack), Richard (Nancy), and Herbert (Lynda) Stephani; and nieces and nephews.

Lowell was preceded in death by his parents and granddaughter, Rochelle Gueller.

Due to the current health restrictions, a private Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. John Catholic Church, Seymour. Burial will take place at St. Mary Cemetery, Black Creek. Muehl-Boettcher Funeral Home Seymour, is assisting the family with arrangement.

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

Special thanks to Holly and all the team at ThedaCare at Home and the team at ThedaCare Regional Cancer Center.


Tina M. Mueller

Tina M. Mueller, 51, of Seymour passed away on Saturday, March 14, 2020 after suffering a severe stroke.

She was born February 2, 1969 a daughter of the late Elroy and Lucille (Van Den Langenberg) Neuman.

On September 23, 1988 she was united in marriage to David Mueller, having celebrated 31 years of marriage. Together they raised four children on their farm in Isaar. The family lost their best tractor driver because when she drove, everything came back the way it left.

She served on the town of Seymour EMR team for many years.

Tina enjoyed her coworkers and customers in the deli at Festival Foods. The most important things to Tina revolved around her family and friends. Whether it be baking cookies with her friend Sue or working around the farm with her family, Tina simply loved life.

She is survived by her husband, Dave; children: Marc, Jacob, Kyle (special friend, Sarah), and Autumn (special friend Kody) Mueller; siblings: Dennis (Christine) Neuman, Bruce (Kathy) Neuman, and Janet (Chub) Leisgang; and sister-in-law, Wendy (Don) Verhasselt. Tina is also survived by other relatives and many friends.

In addition to his parents, she was preceded in death by four brothers: Joseph, Mark, Robert and Michael Neuman.

Friends may call at Muehl-Boettcher Funeral Home, Seymour, on Wednesday, March 18, 2020 from 3:00 pm until the funeral service at 7:00 pm with Pastor Ty Stoneburner officiating. Online condolences to Tina’s family may be expressed at www.muehlboettcher.com

Special thanks to the staff at St. Vincent Hospital for their compassionate care for the past eight weeks, and to Unity Hospice for assisting our family in Tina’s final days.


Pearl M. Kramer

Pearl M. Kramer, 90, Seymour, WI, passed away peacefully Thursday, March 12, 2020. She was born September 23, 1929, in Seymour, WI, to William and Ida (Klemp/Klaehn) Ploeger. Pearl’s grandparents came from Germany and started the homestead, eventually her father along with his wife took it over and there they raised their family. It was on this beautiful farm, just outside of Seymour, where she developed her strong work ethic; by working alongside her parents, older sisters, Viola and Sylvia and her younger brother Dan.

On December 30, 1950, she married Paul M. Kramer. Pearl and Paul shared many experiences together while traveling the states driving semi. One of her favorite places was Ontonagon, MI. She stopped traveling with Paul as their family grew larger. Her husband continued to drive semi while Pearl worked secretarial and office positions outside the home until becoming a state certified daycare provider, giving her the ability to be home with her young children. Paul preceded her in death on June 12, 1978.

Pearl was a member of Emmanuel Lutheran Church, Seymour, WI, where she taught pre-school Sunday School for 13 years. She became involved in the Seymour Community Museum when it was in a rail car next to the railroad track, spending much time there with other volunteers as it grew, and then moved to the Miller-Piehl location. She was also a member of the Seymour Community Historical Society. Pearl was generous with her time, enjoying caring for and helping others. She was talented and creative, doing upholstery projects, painting ceramics, sewing and crocheting for those she loved.

Pearl took many night classes at NWTC when her children were young, later continuing her education at FVTC. While at FVTC she participated in an internship at The Outagamie County Museum (nka The History Museum at the Castle) which she truly enjoyed. She loved history and genealogy research. Pearl spoke at genealogy research seminars educating others in researching their own histories. Later she started a genealogy research business out of her home. Pearl visited many libraries, courthouses, churches and cemeteries in the area, talking with people in those locations, gleaning information from each. Pearl visited with people in their homes, assisted living facilities and nursing homes and cherished the time she spent with them. During this time she also began writing a history column for the Seymour Times Press.

She is survived daughters Melody (Dan) Richter, Wisconsin Dells, WI; Tamara (Wayne) Mitchell, Springfield, MO; Caryn (Bob) Juidici, De Pere, WI; Dyan Larmay, Green Bay, WI; sons Judd (Darlene) Slade, Seymour, WI; Kevin Kramer, Neenah, WI; son-in-law Rodney Sylvia, Ledyard, CT; 17 grandchildren, 14 great grandchildren, many nieces and nephews and a sister-in-law. Pearl was preceded in death by her husband, daughter, Colleen Sylvia, her parents, her sisters and brother, her in-laws, William and Augusta Kramer, many brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law.

We are saddened by the loss of our beautiful Mother, Grandmother and Great-Grandmother. We were graced by her presence, her sense of humor, her kindness, her elegance, her love and affection. She will be deeply missed. Life ends, love doesn’t. A private celebration of Mom’s life was held. Muehl-Boettcher Funeral Home, Seymour is assisting the family with arrangements. Online condolences may be expressed at www.muehlboettcher.com

We are incredibly grateful to those who cared for Mom. Those who spent time with Mom getting to know her. Those who touched her life and her heart with a smile, kind word or outstretched hand. While you touched her you also touched those who loved her dearly. In lieu of flowers those wishing to do so are invited to send a memorial in her name to Heartland Hospice Memorial Fund 1145 W. Main Avenue, Suite 206, De Pere, WI 54115, or online at heartlandhospicefund.org/donate

1st Thess. 4:15. For we believe that Jesus died and rose again, and so we believe that God will bring with Jesus those who have fallen asleep in him.


Michael Edward “Mickey” Jezeski

Michael Edward “Mickey” Jezeski, of Freedom, passed away unexpectedly on March 7, 2020. He was born January 10, 1975. He was given many different names by the family, including: Mike, Mikey, Mickey, Pickle, and Uncle “Ike”.

Mickey spent most of his life in his home town of Black Creek, WI. He attended Seymour High School. He was a member of Community Bible Church in Black Creek.

When Mickey was little, he was an avid fan of Mickey Mouse Club, Mork n Mindy, Sesame Street. He also always said, “And if a tractor ain’t red, it ain’t a tractor”.

As an adult Pickle became a fan of the Green Bay Packers, listening to “The Duke”, The Great Willie Nelson, The Beatles, Watching Sponge Bob, and going to auctions. Recently getting his driver’s license was one of his proudest accomplishments, and he was beaming from ear to ear while framing his certificate. Having many talents; specifically drawing and restoring antiques. His great-niece, Bell, had received one of his projects, a rocking chair.

Mike is survived by his parents: Roger and Roberta Jezeski; sister, Sarah “Bear” (Beau) Jezeski-Stevens; four brothers: “Big” Mike (Jill) Jezeski, John (Crystal) Jezeski, Todd (Diane) Jezeski, and Chris Jezeski; sister, Anna Jezeski; favorite niece, Rachel “Space Girl” Jezeski, closest to his heart great-niece, Ara “Bell” Jezeski; best cousins: Reneen (Dan) Koester, Bob (Jennifer) Johnson; special cousins: RJ (Cheyanne) Wellner, Jacob Wellner, Dylan Koester. Further survived by his uncle, Rene La Fond; favorite aunt, Rachel Olofson; long-time family friend, Kay Jeidy, and many other relatives and friends.

Mike was preceded in death by his grandparents: Almira and Melvin La Fond, Alex and Irene Jezeski, great-auntie, Em Dunphy; uncles, Butch, Ken, and Terry Jezeski, Rod La Fond, and John Olofson; and former brother-in-law, Scotty Maertz.

Friends may call at Muehl-Boettcher Funeral Home, Seymour, on Friday, March 13, 2020 from 4:00 pm until the funeral service at 7:00 pm with Pastor Levi Rocke officiating. Online condolences may be expressed to Mike’s family at https://www.muehlboettcher.com

In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund has been established in Mickey’s memory and can be sent to Muehl-Boettcher Funeral Home.

Special thanks to Pastor Levi Rocke, Tracy Geiger, Dan and Reenen Koester, and Muehl-Boettcher Funeral Home for all of their help.

Mike, we will never know or understand the personal demons you felt you had, we can only hope you’re at peace now. Love, Mom, Dad, Sarah, Beau, and “Little” Rachel.


Ronald “Ron” Merlin Thiel

Ronald “Ron” Merlin Thiel, 94, left his earthly home on March 5, 2020 to join his wife Audrey in Heaven. He was a member of the New Life United Methodist Church in Seymour.

Ron was born on July 27, 1925 in Marshall, MN to Leonard and Mabel (Schroeder) Thiel. The family moved to Greenville, WI in 1930 where they farmed until 1937. They then purchased and moved to a farm in the Town of Cicero near Black Creek, WI. After a life of farming, he and Audrey retired to the home they built in Seymour in 1980. Since Ron wasn’t one to just sit around, he went to work for Seymour Lumber for several years and then to Seymour Woodenware for a few more years.

Ron was married on June 10, 1948 to Audrey Kiser, daughter of Clyde E. and Martha (Pethke) Kiser at the Cicero Evangelical United Brethren Church. They were blessed with 66 years of marriage before Audrey passed away July 1, 2014.

Serving God and his Church was very important to Ron and Audrey. They served on numerous boards and committees, sang in the quartet and choir, served as youth leaders for years, and helped wherever there was a need.

Ron also enjoyed serving on the board of directors of the Seymour Cooperative for 21 years, was on the board of directors of the Good Shepherd Home for 9 years, and volunteered time at Good Shepherd for several years.

Ron is survived by two sons and their wives: Dean (Suzanne) Thiel and Gary (Susan) Thiel; six grandchildren and their families: Shari (Scott) Thiel Blake and son, Brett Mader; David (Amanda) Thiel and children: Alyssa, Miranda, and Owen; Kari (Chad) Hougaard and daughters: Courtney and Ashley; Sam (Chelsey) Thiel; Arthur Thiel; and Mya (Matt) Brugger and children: Harrison and Mara. He is further survived by nieces, nephews and cousins.

He is preceded in death by a brother: Warren; and sisters: Evelyn Tank and Wardeen Brusewitz; brother-in-laws: Clarence Tank, Henry Brusewitz, Fred, Clyde, Vernon, Russell, and Kenneth Kiser, and Chris Groth; sisters-in-law: Irma Groth, Buneda Kiser, Betty Kiser, and Gerry Kiser.

Friends called at New Life Methodist Church, Seymour, on Monday, March 9, 2020 from 9:30 am until the funeral service at 11:30 am with Pastor Ho Lee officiating. Entombment took place at Highland Memorial Park, Appleton. Muehl-Boettcher Funeral Home, Seymour, assisted the family with arrangements.

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

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

Special thanks to all the caregivers at Good Shepherd for the wonderful care given and to Unity Hospice for their support. Thanks also to the caregivers at Meadow Wood and Forrest Glenn for the care given in years past. Thanks again to David and Fred for your regular visits.


Violet M. Pierce

Violet M. Pierce, 97, of Black Creek passed away on Friday, Feb. 28, 2020 at Brewster Village in Appleton. She was born Jan. 24, 1923 a daughter of the late Walter and Alma (Smith) Wehrman in Binghampton, Wis.

Violet was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church, Black Creek.
She married Menzo E. Pierce on Nov. 4, 1944 in Black Creek, Wis. Together They shared 47 years of marriage before his passing in 1991. She resided in Black Creek until moving to assisted living in Appleton.

Violet is survived by her children: Diane (Everett) Wendt, Appleton, and their family, Shelley (Jon) Mitchell, Laurie Wendt, Katherine (Todd) Rammer, and Michael Wendt; Gary (Nancy) Pierce, Shawano and their family, Terry Pierce (fiance Rebecca), Jason Pierce (special friend, Sharon, Andy (Amy) Pierce; Linda (Dennis) Gosz, Black Creek and their children, Lisa Taylor (special friend, Derek), Michael Gosz (special friend, Poc) and Jesse Gosz (special friend, Jennifer); three step-daughters: Patricia Dietrich, Henderson, NV; Merilyn Volkman, Phoenix, AZ and her children, Vicki (Rick) Buchda and Brian Volkman; and Jolene Baurain, Appleton, and her children, John (Sandi) Mansfield, Renee (David) Schroeder, Troy (Kris) Mansfield, and Jody (Jill) Mansfield; 21 great-grandchildren and step great-grandchildren. She is further survived by nieces, nephews, and friends.

Violet was preceded in death by her husband, Menzo; step-son, Ronald; brother and sister-in-law, Lester and Veronica Wehrman; infant brother, William; and infant sister, June; step sons-in-law: Ralph Volkman, John Mansfield Sr., Stewart Baurain, and Melvin Dietrich.

Friends called at Immanuel Lutheran Church, Black Creek, on Thursday, March 5, from 9:30 a.m. until the funeral service at 11 a.m. with Pastor Steve Schlicht officiating. Entombment took place at Highland Memorial Park, Appleton.

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

The family wishes to thank the staff of Brewster Village for the wonderful care given to Violet with special thanks to the nurses and staff of Gallery. Thanks also to ThedaCare Hospice.


Dennis Roy Zuleger

Dennis Roy Zuleger, 72 of Redmond, oregon passed away on Feb. 4. 2020. He was the son of the late Vernon and Eileen Zuleger of Black Creek, Wis.

Dennis was a 1966 graduate of Seymour Union High School. He was a Viet Nam Veteran and served six years in the Navy.

Dennis enjoyed traveling and fell in love with Oregon where he met Wanda, his wife of 20 years.

Services were held at Autumn Funeral Home in Redmond, Oregon on Feb. 7.

Funeral home Contact: Autumn Funerals: Cindy Larson, Director; Redmond, Ore. 97756, 1-541-504-9485 clarson@autumnfunerals.net

Family Contact:
Tom or Audrey Zuleger; 350 Lee Street, Denmark, Wis. 54208, 920-863-8371, taztoo46@gmail.com


Norman A. Corbeille

Norman A. Corbeille, 86, Seymour, passed away peacefully in his sleep on Thursday, Feb. 27, 2020. He was born on Dec. 23, 1933, in Green Bay to Norbert and Gertrude (Grady) Corbeille.

Norm served with the U.S. Navy. Following discharge from the Navy, he worked at Northwest Engineering. He then worked for the Brown County Highway Department. On Jan. 28, 1956, Norm married Darlene Watermolen at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Howard. He was a member of American Legion Post #66 Athelstane/Silver Cliff and #106 Seymour as well as a member of the Knights of Columbus 4th Degree St. Jude Assembly.

Norm is survived by his wife, Darlene; four children, Daniel and Vickey Corbeille; Margaret “Peggy” and Dan Ellingson, Roberta “Robin” and Rodney Huber, Joseph and Cheryl Corbeille; 12 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; two brothers, Bernard (Shirley) Corbeille and James (Geri) Corbeille; his in-laws, Ronald (Joyce) Watermolen, Tom Watermolen, Kevin (Cheryl) Watermolen, and Ruth Ann (Pete) Durrant; as well as many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by two sons, David and Lonnie Corbeille; his parents; a brother, Norbert Jr.; parents-in-law, Clifford and Adeline Watermolen; brother-in-law, Gerald (Judy) Watermolen; sister-in-law, Barbara Watermolen; and a nephew, Chad Corbeille.

Visitation was at Blaney Funeral Home, 1521 Shawano Ave., from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, March 6; followed by a Prayer Service at 7 p.m. Visitation continued at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, 2597 Glendale Ave., from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. Saturday, March 7. The Mass of Christian Burial was held at 12 pm. Saturday with Rev. James Lucas officiating. To send online condolences, please go to www.BlaneyFuneralHome.com.

In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund has been established in his name.


Lucille “Ceil” Boerst

Lucille “Ceil” Boerst, age 85, passed away on March 3, 2020 at Shepherds Inn in Seymour.

She was born May 21,1934 in Outagamie County to Frank and Lillian (Platten) Wojciehowski. She married Harold Boerst on January 5, 1957 at St. Sebastian Parish in Isaar.

She retired in 1996 from Chilton Globe Toy Factory.

Lucille is survived by her children: Daniel (Ruth) Boerst, Donald Boerst, Linda (Robert) Peters, Barb (Bob) Olderman, Rose (Randy) Diederich, Tracy (Paul) Emenecker; 13 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren; sisters: Dorothy Bishop and Betty (Elmer) Kraining; sister-in-law, Carol Wojciehowski; brother-in-law, David Tilleson. She is further survived by many nieces and nephews.

Lucille was preceded in death by her husband, Harold in 1990; an infant son, Dennis in 1962; granddaughter, Victoria; sister, Nancy Tilleson; brother, Bud Wojciehowski; and brother-in-law, Robert Bishop.

Friends called at Muehl-Boettcher Funeral Home on Friday, March 6, 2020 from 4 to 8 p.m. Visitation continued at St. Sebastian Catholic Church, Isaar, on Saturday, March 7, 2020 from 9:30 a.m. until the funeral mass at 11 a.m. with Father Sengole Arockia Dass, O. Praem and Deacon Rich Matuzsak officiating.

Burial took place at St. Stanislaus Catholic Cemetery, Hofa Park.

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

Special thanks to the staff at Unity Hospice, Shepherd’s Inn, and Good Shepherd, Shepherd’s Inn for all the wonderful care you gave to Ceil.


Ruth Van Lanen

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Ruth Van Lanen, age 85, passed away Wednesday, February 19, 2020 at Meadwood Assisted Living in Seymour. She was born April 10, 1934, daughter of the late John and Gertrude Philipsen.

Ruth was united in marriage to Alvin Van Lanen on May 16, 1953. He preceded her in death on February 17, 2016.

She enjoyed bowling, snowmobiling, her afternoon happy hour, and their cottage up north at Wheeler Lake.

Ruth is survived by her children: Judy (Chris Wagner) Sigl, Joan (Steve) Cerveny, Janet (Dennis) Kohn, and Pat (Karen) Van Lanen; grandchildren: Eric, Nathan, Chantel, Becky, Dallas, Tyler, Adam, Rachel, Sammy, Josh, Alex, Ricki, Dakota, Jenny, Kelly, Eric, Clayton, and Travis; 30 great-grandchildren.
In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by her sons, Jeffery Van Lanen and Thomas “Tom” Van Lanen; grandson, Timothy Van Lanen; siblings: Virginia (Maynard) Krahn, Paul (Bernice) Philipsen, Alfred Philipsen, and Rosie (Milton) Peters.

Friends called at Muehl-Boettcher Funeral Home, Seymour on Friday, Feb. 21, 2020 from 2 p.m. until the funeral service at 5 p.m. with Deacon Rich Matuszak officiating. Entombment took place at Shrine of the Good Shepherd Mausoleum at Nicolet Memorial Gardens.

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

Special thanks to the staff at Meadow Wood and Good Shepherd for the wonderful care given to Ruth, and to Unity Hospice for your support.


Konor Richard Marks

Konor Richard Marks’ life ended way too soon on Wednesday, February 12, 2020 from a snowmobile accident. Konor was born January 11, 2005 in Green Bay, the son of Paul and Connie Marks. Konor lived in Seymour, Wisconsin and attended Seymour High School. He was a cherished son, brother, grandson, nephew, cousin and friend.

Konor loved spending time in the woods or on the lake. His loves included hunting, fishing and snowmobiling. He so enjoyed just being outside, spending time with family and friends.

Konor was a great basketball and football player at Seymour High School. He shared a special bond with his brother, Kyler. Konor was a kind and caring soul, with an easy going and friendly personality. He loved going up north, fishing and boating and of course, enjoying Grandma Jean’s awesome cooking. He further loved riding the UTV with Grandpa Dan and throwing cornhole bags with Grandma Carol.

Konor is survived by his father and mother, Paul and Connie (Miskoviak) Marks; his brother, Kyler; grandparents: Dan and Carol Marks and Jean Miskoviak; along with many uncles, aunts and cousins: Kevin and Katie Marks and daughter, Brielle; Godfather Scott and Angie Marks and their daughters, Maddie, Grace, and Lily; Rick and Julie Miskoviak and their children, Spencer, Mitchell, and McKenna; Tom and Godmother Tammy Krueser and their daughter, Kaitlyn (fiance Nick); Ryan and Kristen Miskoviak and their daughters, Marissa and Alyssa. Konor is preceded in death by Grandpa Dick Miskoviak.

Friends called at Emmanuel Lutheran Church, Seymour, on Monday, February 17, 2020 from 3:00 pm to 8:00 pm. Visitation continued on Tuesday, February 18, 2020 at Emmanuel Lutheran Church, Seymour, from 9:00 am until the funeral service at 11:00 am with Pastor Ty Stoneburner and Pastor Vicky Jens Page officiating. Burial took place at Immanuel Lutheran Cemetery, Cicero.

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

Konor was grown up for his age, so easy to talk and be around. He liked to be busy and, on the go, and playing with his new puppies Bandit and Rocky. He was passionate about so many things in life and would get a twinkle in those beautiful brown eyes (when he wasn’t wrestling with his brother). Konor buddy, you blessed our lives and left us way too early in life. You will forever be missed and your love carried in our hearts forever. Ride on in heaven our sweet child.

Obituary obtained from https://www.muehlboettcher.com/obituary/Konor-Marks.