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Ambrose Nicholas Hammen

M, b. May 7, 1915, d. October 19, 2011

Parents

St John High School Yearbook 1934

Biography

  • Birth: Ambrose Nicholas Hammen was born on May 7, 1915 in Little Chute, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: He and Lucille E Rademacher were married on October 10, 1939 in St Francis Church, Hollandtown, Wisconsin.
  • Death: Ambrose Nicholas Hammen died on October 19, 2011, at age 96, in Little Chute, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Burial: He was buried in St John Cemetery, Little Chute, Wisconsin, New/1A/18E.
  • Note: Ambrose Nicholas Hammen was born on May 7,1915 in little Chute, Wisconsin. His
    parents are Anna Dercks and William A. Hammen. Ambrose was baptized at St. John
    Nepomucene by Father Kenecktal. He is also the second oldest of 13 kids.
    Ambrose was known as "Amy" his whole life. Amy went to a small school next to the
    church. In 1928, when he was twelve, the two-story school was built that is still known as St.
    John Grade School. Amy went to Jordan College in Menominee, Michigan.
    On October 10, 1939 in Hollandtown, Wisconsin, Ambrose got married to lucille
    Rademacher. The two met at Nightingale dance hall. Amy and lucille had six kids: Edward,
    linda, Bruce, lois, Mark, and Nick.
    In 1945, Ambrose went to Witacha Falls, Texas, for basic training for the Army Air Corps.
    He went to Trux Field in Madison for advanced military schooling. Amy got out of the armed
    forces in 1946 and went back to work at Kimberly Clark.
    Ambrose took a course on photography in 1949. He took pictures of babies in his
    basement. After Amy retired from Kimberly Clark, he made a lot of wood-work for a hobby. At
    family reunions, he gave his creations away as prizes. On December 7, 2003, lucille passed
    away. On October 10, 2010 Ambrose and Lucille would have been married for 71 years. Today
    Ambrose is 95 years old and continues to live on his own in little Chute, Wisconsin.
    No Place like Home
    In 2003, Amy's house on Main Street was knocked down because it was where the
    windmill would be built. Before it was knocked down, on his 90th birthday, the whole family
    wrote with spray paint on his garage so that we could always have a memory of the house. It
    was the house that he and lucille had lived in for over 60 years. To this day, there is a green
    space waiting for a windmill to be built.
    Ellie Mueller, 2010.
  • Note: Ambrose Hammen, 96, Little Chute, died on Wednesday, October 19, 2011 at his home. He was born May 7, 1915, in Little Chute, son of William and Anna (Derks) Hammen. Amy married Lucille Rademacher on October 10, 1939, at St. Francis Catholic Church, Hollandtown. Lucille preceded him in death on December 7, 2004. Ambrose was a member of St. John Nepomucene Catholic Church, Little Chute, the Jacob Coppus American Legion, Post #258, Little Chute, and the Golden Agers. He was instrumental in establishing the Cub Scouts in Little Chute as well as the Little Chute Food Pantry. Amy was a St. John's Athletic Association Hall of Famer, who enjoyed making woodcrafts, and fishing, especially in Canada. In addition, Ambrose was a professional photographer, avid reader, and sports fan. He was employed with Kimberly Clark Corporation for 43 years before retiring.

    Ambrose is survived by his children: Ed (Ellen) Hammen, Little Chute, Linda (Lyle) Hansen, Kimberly, Bruce (Vicki) Hammen, Little Chute, Lois (Tom) Ciske, York, Montana, Mark Hammen, Forest Junction, and Nick (Deb) Hammen, Cascade, Montana; 16 grandchildren: Gracie (Joel) Mueller, Ed Jr. (Jenifer) Hammen, Frank (Candace) Hammen, Mark (Colleen) Hansen, Sara (Mitch) Piontek, Eric (special friend Kathy) Hansen, Greg (Becky) Hansen, Adam (Laura) Hammen, Phillip (Jenna) Hammen, Leah (Dylan) Hilbert, Kacie and Jessica Ciske, Rachel Morris, Daniel (Gail) VandenHeuvel, David (Lynn) VandenHeuvel, and Erin (Greg) Vandenberg; 26 great grandchildren: Alex, Ellie, Noah, Teagan, Tatum, Trayden, Nick, Noel, Claire, Mitchel, William, Charlie, Allison, Libby, Logan, Abby, Derek, Teron, Haley, Morgan, Ella, Mason, Sam, Saryn, Ashton, and Emma; brothers: Bill (Iky) Hammen, Jim (Alice) Hammen, and Bob (Jan) Hammen; sisters: Doris Vosters, Joan (Ken) Driessen, and Florence Poppe; a sister-in-law: Eunice Hammen; other relatives and friends.

    In addition to his wife and parents, he was preceded in death by a daughter-in-law: Imelda Hammen; brothers and sisters: Maurice (Marie) Hammen, Ernie Hammen, Isadore (Helen) Hammen, Agnes (Ed) Schuler, Ria (Paul) Balgie, Geraldine (Ray) Keyzers; brothers- and sisters-in-law: Ruby (Len) Van Zeeland, Grace (Ray) Prange, Marcel (Fedelia) Rademacher, Allen (Clara) Rademacher, Marie (Herman) Kees, Ed Poppe, and Bernard Vosters.

    Funeral services will be 12:00 noon, Tuesday, October 25, 2011 at St. John Nepomucene Catholic Church, 323 Pine Street, Little Chute, with Msgr. James VandenHogen officiating. Interment will be in St. John Cemetery, Little Chute. Visitation will be at the church from 9:00 a.m. Tuesday until the Mass at 12:00 Noon. In lieu of flowers, a memorial has been established in Ambrose's name. Military honors will be performed by members of Jacob Coppus American Legion Post #258 following the services in church.

    Amy's family would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to Dr. Jack Meyer, and the staff at Affinity Hospice for all of their wonderful care.

    Verkuilen Funeral Home

    101 Canal Street

    Little Chute 788 3321

    www.verkuilenfh.com


    Published in Appleton Post-Crescent from October 20 to October 21, 2011.
  • Note: Born May 7, 1915
    Died October 19, 2011
    Ambrose N. Hammen
    Ambrose lived in Little Chute, Wisconsin. He was in World War 2 and he was a photographer. He had 12 brothers and sisters. Ambrose had to lead the house for a couple years and he rode the railroad for a couple of years. He also played High school football and he was on varsity when he was in 8th grade. A story my great grandpa used to tell was that he had bunnies when he was a kid but one day when he came home from school he asked his dad, " What is for dinner today" and his dad answered, " It is a surprise." So he started eating and when he was done eating he went to feed the bunnies but they were gone. Later his dad said that he cooked them and they ate them for dinner.

    -Noah Mueller 2012.
  • Graduation: He graduated from St John High School, Little Chute, in 1934.
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Agnes Frances Hammen

F, b. March 9, 1917, d. August 24, 1991

Parents

Family: Edward Oscar Schuler (b. April 4, 1917, d. September 7, 1988)

Biography

  • Birth: Agnes Frances Hammen was born on March 9, 1917 in Little Chute, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: She and Edward Oscar Schuler were married on July 26, 1941 in St John Nepomucene Church, Little Chute, Wisconsin.
  • Death: Agnes Frances Hammen died on August 24, 1991, at age 74, in Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Burial: She was buried in St John Cemetery, Little Chute, Wisconsin, New/11/21.
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Mary Margaret (Rhea) Hammen

F, b. March 6, 1919, d. September 10, 1969

Parents

Family: Paul J Balgie (b. June 5, 1916, d. July 17, 2003)

Biography

  • Birth: Mary Margaret (Rhea) Hammen was born on March 6, 1919 in Little Chute, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: She and Paul J Balgie were married on May 6, 1947 in St John Nepomucene Church, Little Chute, Wisconsin.
  • Death: Mary Margaret (Rhea) Hammen died on September 10, 1969, at age 50, in Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Burial: She was buried in Highland Memorial Park, Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
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Ernest Michael (Mike) ("Mike Hammen") Hammen

M, b. March 23, 1921, d. June 19, 1990

Parents

Family: Eunice Catherine Hartjes (b. February 19, 1921, d. June 15, 2012)

St John High School Yearbook 1939

Biography

  • Birth: Ernest Michael (Mike) ("Mike Hammen") Hammen was born on March 23, 1921 in Little Chute, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: He and Eunice Catherine Hartjes were married on January 19, 1941 in St John Nepomucene Church, Little Chute, Wisconsin.
  • Death: Ernest Michael (Mike) ("Mike Hammen") Hammen died on June 19, 1990, at age 69, in Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Burial: He was buried in St John Cemetery, Little Chute, Wisconsin, New/10/11.
  • Note: My great grandpa (Ernest) was friendly person. He
    was in the World War WWII and the Army. His wife had
    his first baby girl when he was in the Army at the time.
    He never got to meet his first girl (my grandma) until she
    was 2. He also worked at the Paper mill. After he retired
    he enjoyed spending time with his family and loved
    having family gatherings in the garage and backyard. His
    life ended early at 62 from a brain aneurism. He lived a
    very good life during his 62 years.

    Carly Janssen, 2013.
  • Graduation: He graduated from St John High School, Little Chute, in 1939.
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Florence Geraldine Hammen

F, b. May 11, 1923, d. March 9, 2016

Parents

Biography

  • Birth: Florence Geraldine Hammen was born on May 11, 1923 in Little Chute, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: She and Edward Joseph Poppe were married on September 12, 1944 in St John Nepomucene Church, Little Chute, Wisconsin.
  • Death: Florence Geraldine Hammen died on March 9, 2016, at age 92, in Kaukauna, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Burial: She was buried in St John Cemetery, Little Chute, Wisconsin, New/11/10.
  • Note: Florence G. Poppe, Little Chute, age 92, died peacefully Wednesday, March 9, 2016 at St. Paul Home, with her family at her side. She was born in Little Chute on May 11, 1923 to the late William and Anna (Dercks) Hammen. Florence married Ed Poppe at St. John Church in Little Chute on September 12, 1944. He preceded her in death on March 17, 2002, after 57 years of marriage.

    Florence loved to cook and often shared her treats. In her younger years, she enjoyed catering with Grandma Hammen. She was a lifelong member of St. John Nepomucene Catholic Church and also belonged to the Jacob Coppus American Legion Post 258 Ladies Auxiliary.

    Florence was a wonderful wife, mom, grandma, sister and friend. Her family was her pride and joy. Grandma Flo was a social butterfly and brightened the days of all she met. Florence loved to shop, play bingo and cards and shake dice. She had a great sense of humor and could always be counted on for a good joke.

    Florence is survived by her children: Vicky (Butch) Van Asten of Wabeno; Pat (Ken) VandenBurgt of Little Chute; Bill (Sandi) Poppe of Little Chute; and Christy (Judd) Schommer of Little Chute; grandchildren: Kim (Ken) Newhouse, Scott (special friend Melissa) Van Asten, Doug (Amy) Van Asten, Brian (Anita) VandenBurgt, Cindy (Kurt) Hietpas, Shelly (Chad) Laing, Sarah (Tim) Verhagen, Kelly (Andy) Hermus, Kara (Josh) Sprangers, David (Ashley) Poppe, Amie (Joe) Fischer, Matt (Megan) Schommer, Kayla (Jake) Locy and Rhea Schommer; great grandchildren: Kyle, Kevin, Mari, Mason Makaley, Max, Kennedy, Kade, Allison, Brianna, Courtney, Connor, Charlie, Katie, Jacob, Trevor, Tyler, Lucas, Ava, Emily, Henry, Finn and Quinn; siblings: Doris Vosters, Billy (Ike) Hammen, Jim (Alice) Hammen, Joan (Ken) Driessen and Bob (Jan) Hammen; and sister-in-law: June Poppe. She is further survived by many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

    In addition to her parents and her husband Ed, Florence was preceded in death by her sister's husband, Butch Vosters; brothers: Maurice (Marie), Ambrose (Ceil), Ernest (Eunie) and Izzy (Helen) Hammen; sisters: Agnes (Ed) Schuler, Gerry (Fritz) Keyzers and Ria (Paul) Balgie; father and mother-in-law: Joseph and Hortense Poppe; and brothers and sisters-in-law: Al (Martha), Frank and Amedee Poppe, Mary (Sylvan) Williamson and Ann (Rich) Buechler.

    Visitation will be held Monday, March 14, 2016 at ST. JOHN NEPOMUCENE CATHOLIC CHURCH (323 Pine St. Little Chute) beginning at 2:00 p.m. until time of Mass at 5:00 p.m. The Rev. Msgr. James Vanden Hogen will officiate. Committal St. John Cemetery. To sign the guest book, please visit oconnellfh.com.

    The Poppe Family would like to thank all of Flo's family and friends for the love they gave to her that she so happily returned. They would also like to thank the staff at the St. Paul Villa and Home for the excellent care she received.

    Thanks for being the best mom in the world. We will miss you!
    Published in Appleton Post-Crescent from Mar. 11 to Mar. 12, 2016.
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Isidore Thomas Hammen

M, b. August 14, 1925, d. February 8, 1993

Parents

Biography

  • Birth: Isidore Thomas Hammen was born on August 14, 1925 in Little Chute, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: He and Helen Ruth Luedeke were married on April 22, 1947 in St John Nepomucene Church, Little Chute, Wisconsin.
  • Death: Isidore Thomas Hammen died on February 8, 1993, at age 67, in Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Burial: He was buried in St John Cemetery, Little Chute, Wisconsin, New/10/50.
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Doris May Hammen

F

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Geraldine Hammen

F, b. October 29, 1928, d. May 16, 1991

Parents

St John High School Yearbook 1947

Biography

  • Birth: Geraldine Hammen was born on October 29, 1928 in Little Chute, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: She and Raymond Joseph Keyzers were married on September 9, 1950 in St John Nepomucene Church, Little Chute, Wisconsin.
  • Death: Geraldine Hammen died on May 16, 1991, at age 62, in Kimberly, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Burial: She was buried in Holy Name Cemetery, Kimberly, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Graduation: She graduated from St John High School, Little Chute, in 1947.
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Joanne Lucille Hammen

F

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James Martin Hammen

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Marie VandenBoom

F, b. September 6, 1916, d. October 17, 1991

Parents

Family: Maurice Joseph Hammen (b. February 19, 1914, d. July 4, 1996)

Biography

  • Birth: Marie VandenBoom was born on September 6, 1916 in Town of Buchanan, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: She and Maurice Joseph Hammen were married on June 23, 1936 in Combined Locks, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: Marie VandenBoom died on October 17, 1991, at age 75, in Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Burial: She was buried in St Paul Cemetery, Combined Locks, Wisconsin.

Lucille E Rademacher

F, b. August 13, 1914, d. December 7, 2004

Parents

Biography

  • Birth: Lucille E Rademacher was born on August 13, 1914 in Dundas, Calumet Co, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: She and Ambrose Nicholas Hammen were married on October 10, 1939 in St Francis Church, Hollandtown, Wisconsin.
  • Death: Lucille E Rademacher died on December 7, 2004, at age 90, in Little Chute, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Burial: She was buried in St John Cemetery, Little Chute, Wisconsin, New/1A/18E.

Edward Oscar Schuler

M, b. April 4, 1917, d. September 7, 1988

Parents

Family: Agnes Frances Hammen (b. March 9, 1917, d. August 24, 1991)

Biography

  • Birth: Edward Oscar Schuler was born on April 4, 1917 in Kaukauna, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: He and Agnes Frances Hammen were married on July 26, 1941 in St John Nepomucene Church, Little Chute, Wisconsin.
  • Death: Edward Oscar Schuler died on September 7, 1988, at age 71, in Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Burial: He was buried in St John Cemetery, Little Chute, Wisconsin, New/11/21.
  • Note: Edward O. Schuler

    605 Van Buren St.
    Little Chute

    Age 71, loving husband, father, brother, and grandfather, died at 11 :30 a.m. Wednesday as the result of a traffic accident. He was born April 4, 1917, in Kaukauna. He was married to Agnes Hammen Schuler for 47 years. He was employed by the Appleton Papers, Combined Locks Mill for 44 years, prior to his retirement. He was a member of the Quarter Century Club and. was a veteran of World
    War II. Survivors include his wife, Agnes Hammen Schuller,.a daughter and son-in-law: Lu Ann and Jerry Burton, Appleton; a son and daughter-in-Iaw: Oscar and Colleen Schuller, Little Chute; three brothers and sisters-in-Iaw-tĀ·-Dago-and Joyce Schuler, Kaukauna; ,Earl and Lucille Schuler, Little Chute; Cq,rl and Doris Schuler, Kaukauna; three sisters and two brothers-in-law: Doris and Tom Long, Appleton; Jane and Dick Austin, Combined Locks; Tommie Werley, Kimberly; and five grandchildren: Jeff and Greg Burton, Appleton; Lori and Chad, Katy Schuler, Little Chute. He was preceded in death by his parents, Fred and Lucy; two brothers: Roy and Bill; and a sister, Mabel. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Friday from St. John Catholic Church with the Rev. Msgr. James Vanden Hogen officiating. Interment will' be in the parish cemetery. Friends may call at the VerkuilenĀ·Funeral Home, from 4 until 8 p.m. Thursday (tonight), -and from 9:30 a.m. Friday until the time of services. There will be a prayer service at 7 p.m. tonight.
  • Note: Man dies of injuries
    after car-truck crash
    TOWN OF GRAND CHUTE - A Little Chule man's diabetes apparently coolributed to his death In a traffic accident here Wednesday.
    Outagamie County Deputy Coroner Dan Allain said tests showed Edward O. Schuler, 71, 605 S. Van Buren St., Little Chute had a low blood-sugar level and apparently sutrered a hypoglycemic reaction before his auto went out of control and entered the path of a semi-trailer truck 00 U.S. 41 north of the Wisconsin Avenue exit at 9:08 a.m.
    Allain said Schuler died at 11 :45 a.m. at St. Elizabeth Hospital of massive chest injuries.
    Schuler was driving a station wagon south on 41 and entered the path of a southbound semi-trailer truck driven by Thomas M. Schaal, 20, Gillett.
    The truck, owned by La Count Dairy Farm Inc., Sobieski. was transponing diesel fuel and com, which spilled on the highway after the vehicle rolled over.
    Outagamie County police said Schuler was rapidly changing lanes
    in traffic and was also passing cars using part of the gravel shoulder while traveling in the left southbound lane.
    The vehicle went off the road, struck a guardrail and veered back across both lanes of 41 into the path of the truck and was struck, according to the accident report.
    Police said Schaal attempted evasive maneuvers but was unable to avoid striking the car. The car was struck on the side and, after the impact. was pushed into the west railmg.
    The truck struck the east concrete railing and this caused it to overtum, police said.
    Schaal received minor head and arm injuries and was treated al the scene by paramedics.

Paul J Balgie

M, b. June 5, 1916, d. July 17, 2003

Parents

Family 1: Mary Margaret (Rhea) Hammen (b. March 6, 1919, d. September 10, 1969)

Family 2: Marie Cornelia VanGrinsven (b. June 22, 1918, d. November 12, 2012)

Biography

  • Birth: Paul J Balgie was born on June 5, 1916 in Kaukauna, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: He and Mary Margaret (Rhea) Hammen were married on May 6, 1947 in St John Nepomucene Church, Little Chute, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: Paul J Balgie and Marie Cornelia VanGrinsven were married on September 1, 1970 in St John Nepomucene Church, Little Chute, Wisconsin.
  • Death: Paul J Balgie died on July 17, 2003, at age 87, in Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Note: Obituary Appleton Post Crescent 7-20-2003 Section C Page 4 Balgie, Paul J. "Jay" Appleton Formerly of Little Chute, age 87, died Thursday, July 17, 2003 at Colony Oaks Care Center, Appleton. He was born June 5, 1916 in Kaukauna, son of Frank and Louise (Reinhart) Balgie. Paul married Rhea Hammen May 6, 1947 at St. John Nepomucene Catholic Church, Little Chute. She preceded him in death September 10, 1969. Mr. Balgie was a member of St. John Nepomucene Catholic Church. He was also a member of Jacob Coppus American Legion Post #258, Little Chute and the Quarter Century Club of Thilmany Paper Mill. Mr. Balgie was a World War II veteran having served with the U. S. Army as a sergeant in the military police and attended the University of Wisconsin, Madison majoring in liberal arts. Paul is survived by his wife, Marie; four children: Barbara (Van) Howerton, Little Chute; Carl (Nancy) Balgie, Kimberly; Jim (Denise) Balgie, Little Chute; Mary (Mike) Franik, Kaukauna; seven grandchildren: Curt (Laurie), Mike (Christie), Rob, Matt, Chris and Sarah, Troy and Ben (Tanya); three great-grandchildren: Alex, Hunter and Adrionna; seven stepchildren, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by a sister, Beatrice (Al) Kittell and his father-in-law and mother-in-law, Bill (Ann) Hammen. In accordance with Paul's wishes private family services will be held at the Verkuilen Funeral Home. A memorial has been established. VERKUILEN FUNERAL HOME 101 Canal Street Little Chute 788-3321.

Eunice Catherine Hartjes

F, b. February 19, 1921, d. June 15, 2012

Parents

Family: Ernest Michael (Mike) ("Mike Hammen") Hammen (b. March 23, 1921, d. June 19, 1990)

St John High School Yearbook, 1938

Biography

  • Birth: Eunice Catherine Hartjes was born on February 19, 1921 in Little Chute, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: She and Ernest Michael (Mike) ("Mike Hammen") Hammen were married on January 19, 1941 in St John Nepomucene Church, Little Chute, Wisconsin.
  • Death: Eunice Catherine Hartjes died on June 15, 2012, at age 91.
  • Burial: She was buried in St John Cemetery, Little Chute, Wisconsin, New/10/11.
  • Note: God called home one of His most beautiful angels, Eunice C. Hammen, on Friday, June 15, 2012. Euny truly was a little slice of heaven here on earth, and she left peacefully after 91 memorable years with all of us. She was born on February 19, 1921 in Little Chute to the late Christian and Elizabeth (Wulgaert) Hartjes. Euny married Ernest M. Hammen on January 18, 1941 at St. John Nepomucene Catholic Church where she was a lifelong member. Ernie preceded Euny in death June 19, 1990, and he is there to wrap his loving arms around her once again. Euny was many things to many people, but was first and foremost a special child of God who showed a motherly love to everyone.

    Eunice is survived by her children: Gerald (Kathy), Darboy; Thomas (Claudette), Appleton; Kathy (Bill ) Conrad, Little Chute; Douglas (Linda), Oshkosh; Ann (Jim) Vander Sanden, Little Chute; Ellen (Mike) Hooyman, Little Chute; Mary (Dan) Romenesko, Little Chute; and Ron (Lynn), Green Bay; 29 grandchildren: Vicki (Dan) Helein, Cyndi (Mario) Escudero, David Conrad, Kelly (Mike) Janssen, Shelly (Christopher) Puetz, Carrie (Jeremy) Phillips, Jill (Dan) Jansen, Ryan (Jamie), Jimmy (Sarah) and Scott Vander Sanden, Amy (Ryan) Vosters, Katie (fiance Jordan Johnson), Kimberly and Kelsey Hooyman, Megan, Emily and Michael Romenesko, Terry, Todd (Sharon), Brian (Shelly), Steve, Mike (Kim), Chris (Karla), Eric (Tamara), Judd (Tanya), Jason (Keri), Sarah, Luke and Will Hammen; 42 great-grandchildren; 1 great-great-granddaughter; and brothers and sisters-in-law: Bill (Ike), Jim (Alice) and Bob (Jan) Hammen, Doris Vosters, Joan (Ken) Driessen and Florence Poppe. She is further survived by many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

    In addition to her husband and parents, Eunice was preceded in death by her sons: Michael and infant Joseph; grandson: Robbie Vander Sanden; brothers and sisters: Viola Van Wymeren, Marvin (Kay) Hartjes, Coletta (Sonny) Jansen and Paul Hartjes; and brothers and sisters-in-law: Maurice (Marie), Ambrose (Ceil) and Isadore (Helen) Hammen, Agnes (Edward) Schuler, Geraldine (Fritz) Keyzers, Rhea (Paul) Balgie and Ed Poppe.

    Visitation will be held Monday, June 18, 2012, at ST. JOHN NEPOMUCENE CATHOLIC CHURCH (323 S. Pine St. Little Chute) beginning at 2:00 p.m. until time of Mass at 5:00 p.m. The Rev. Msgr. James Vanden Hogen will officiate. Committal St. John Cemetery. To sign the guestbook visit oconnellfh.com.

    The family would like to thank Dr. Jessica Johnston and the nurses, staff, and friends at Parkside Care Center who provided endless amounts of tender loving care and companionship. Also, a special thank you to the staff at Cherry Meadows who provided us support at the very end.
  • Note: My Great Grandma Hammen went to St. John's school when she was young. They didn't have to wear uniforms then. It was a 1st - 12th grade school and the top floor was for the High School students. Her class was a pretty good size of 41 students. She graduated in 1938 and she just had her 69th class reunion this year! She thought there were about 8 that attended and a few more were still alive, but were in nursing homes.
    Rayah Janssen, 2007

    My Great Grandma Hammen's family (she was a Hartjes before she got married) owned the tavern which is now called Below the Hill located by the river and the old locks. She lived in the bottom part of the house where the tavern was located also. The top of the house was rented out. Her and her brothers and sisters (five total) lived there all their lives until they got married and moved out. She remembers they served $0.25 fish fry's and there was a revolving door from their kitchen into the tavern. her parents were very strict about not allowing them into the tavern.
    Rayah Janssen, 2007

    My great grandpa Janssen (Ben) was a very
    handyman and mechanically inclined. He was very neat
    and organized and worked for Voith, Voith is a company
    that makes paper manufacturing. He was a supervisor at
    Voith and when he retired the company liked them so
    much they asked if he could come back for a year or 2.
    He loved his grandchildren and liked spending time with
    them as much as he could. He married Ann Janssen. He
    also liked to play pool. Then died at the age of 62 from
    cancer.

    Carly Janssen, 2013.
  • Graduation: She graduated from St John High School, Little Chute, in 1938.

Edward Joseph Poppe

M, b. February 12, 1923, d. March 17, 2002

Parents

Biography

  • Birth: Edward Joseph Poppe was born on February 12, 1923 in Kimberly, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: He and Florence Geraldine Hammen were married on September 12, 1944 in St John Nepomucene Church, Little Chute, Wisconsin.
  • Death: Edward Joseph Poppe died on March 17, 2002, at age 79, in Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Burial: He was buried in St John Cemetery, Little Chute, Wisconsin, New/11/10.
  • Note: Poppe, Edward Joseph

    521 S. Wilson Street

    Little Chute

    Age 79, died peacefully with his family at his side Sunday, March 17, 2002 at St. Elizabeth Hospital. He was born February 12, 1923 in Kimberly son of Joseph and Hortence (Hofkens) Poppe. Edward married Florence Hammen, September 12, 1944 and was a loving husband of 57 years. He was employed at The Mid Tech Mill for 40 years prior to his retirement. He was a lifelong member of St. John Catholic Church, Little Chute, the church choir and the athletic association of the church. He enjoyed bowling, golfing, woodworking, knitting, crocheting and was always remembered for his famous Poppe popcorn earning the title of Popcorn King. He was a devoted father, grandfather and great-grandfather and enjoyed numerous ball games with his grandchildren.

    Edward is survived by his wife, Florence his children: Vicky (Butch) VanAsten, Kaukauna Pat (Ken) VandenBurgt, Bill (Sandi) Poppe, and Chris (Judd) Schommer, all of Little Chute 14 grandchildren: Amie, Matt, Kayla and Rhea Schommer, Kelly, Kara and David Poppe, Brian (Anita) VandenBurgt, Cindy (Kurt) Hietpas, Shelly and Sarah VandenBurgt, Kim (Ken) Newhouse, Scott (Kris) VanAsten and Doug (Amy) VanAsten five great-grandchildren: Kyle, Kevin, Mari, Mason and Kennedy a brother, Amedee (June) Poppe five brothers-in-law: Ambrose (Ceil), William (Ike), Robert (Janice) and James (Alice) Hammen, and Paul Balgie three sisters-in-law: Joan (Ken) Driessen, Eunice Hammen and Doris Vosters.

    Edward was preceded in death by his father-in-law and mother-in-law, William (Ann) Hammen two brothers, Albert (Martha) and Frank Poppe two sisters, Mary (Sylvan) Williamson and Ann (Rich) Buechler brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law: Maurice (Marie), Izzy (Helen) and Ernie Hammen, Ed (Agnes) Schuler, Gerry (Fritz) Keyzers, Rhea Balgie and Butch Vosters.

    Funeral services will be held at 6:00 p.m. Wednesday, March 20, 2002 at St. John's Church with Rev. Msgr. James Vanden Hogen officiating. Interment will be in St. John's Cemetery, Little Chute. Friends may call at the church from 2:00 p.m. Wednesday until the time of the mass.

    The family wishes to express a special thank you to family and friends for all their prayers and support and to our living Angel, aunt Doris.

    VERKUILEN FUNERAL HOME

    101 Canal Street

    Little Chute 788-3321.

Helen Ruth Luedeke

F, b. March 21, 1927, d. April 10, 1997

Parents

Biography

  • Birth: Helen Ruth Luedeke was born on March 21, 1927 in Stockbridge, Calumet Co, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: She and Isidore Thomas Hammen were married on April 22, 1947 in St John Nepomucene Church, Little Chute, Wisconsin.
  • Death: Helen Ruth Luedeke died on April 10, 1997, at age 70, in Little Chute, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Burial: She was buried in St John Cemetery, Little Chute, Wisconsin, New/1/37.

Herman Bernard (Butch) Vosters

M, b. August 19, 1924, d. December 30, 1981

Parents

St John High School Yearbook 1942

Biography

  • Birth: Herman Bernard (Butch) Vosters was born on August 19, 1924 in Little Chute, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: He was married on May 6, 1947 in Little Chute, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: He died on December 30, 1981, at age 57, in Little Chute, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Burial: He was buried in St John Cemetery, Little Chute, Wisconsin, New/1A/19.
  • Note: Source: Appleton Post Crescent Obituary Thursday, December 31, 1981


    Bernard Vosters
    'Butch' 820 Monroe St. Little Chute

    Age 57, died Wednesday evening at his home following a courageous battle with cancer. He was born August 19, 1924 in Little Chute. Mr. Vosters was employed by the Midtec Paper Co. He was a member of St. John Catholic Church, the Kimberly Clark Quarter Century Club, St. John's Athletic Association, the Knights of Columbis, American Post No. 258, prayer group, Cursillo, and was a World War II veteran.

    Survivors include his wife, Doris Hammen Vosters; five daughters and four sons in-law, Nancy and Lester, Little Chute; Karen and Bernard Menting, Combined Locks; Mary and John Eichinger, Townsend; Carol and David McMillan, Combined Locks; Le Ann, at home; three sons and a daughter in-law, Kenneth, Little Chute; Robert and Vicki, Little Chute; Gary, at home; eight brothers, Walter, Lawrence, Norbert, and Leo, all of Little Chute; Louis, Appleton; John and Thomas, both of Kimberly; Joseph Jr., Combined Locks; four sisters, Mrs. Frank [Catherine] Seidl, Appleton; Mrs. Kenneth [Margaret] Kunstman, Appleton; Mrs. Paul [Dorothy] Schmidt, Seymour; Sister Mary [Delores] Milwaukee; 16 grandchildren.

    The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at St. John's Catholic Church, with the Rev. Bertrand Ebben, O.P., the Rev. Msgr. James Vanden Hogen, and Deacon Vin De Groot concelebrating. Interment will be in St. John's Cemetery. Friends may call at the Verkuilen Funeral Home from 4 to 9 p.m. Friday and from 10 a.m. Saturday until the time of the service. There will be an American Legion visitation at 7 p.m. Friday and a prayer service at 7:30 p.m. Friday.
  • Graduation: He graduated from St John High School, Little Chute, in 1942.
  • Descendant of an Immigrant on: America
  • Descendant of an Immigrant on: Maria Magdalena

Bernard IV St Valery

M, b. 1117, d. 1190

Parents

Family: Alanor de Dommart (b. 1128)

Biography

  • Birth: Bernard IV St Valery was born in 1117 in Haseldene, Gloucstershire, England.
  • Marriage: He and Alanor de Dommart were married in 1158 in Hampton, Middlesex, England.
  • Death: Bernard IV St Valery died in 1190, at age ~73, in Headington, Oxfordshire, England.

Raymond Joseph Keyzers

M, b. March 13, 1926, d. September 27, 2000

Parents

Biography

  • Birth: Raymond Joseph Keyzers was born on March 13, 1926.
  • Marriage: He and Geraldine Hammen were married on September 9, 1950 in St John Nepomucene Church, Little Chute, Wisconsin.
  • Death: Raymond Joseph Keyzers died on September 27, 2000, at age 74.
  • Burial: He was buried in Holy Name Cemetery, Kimberly, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.

Kenneth Joseph Driessen

M

Parents

  • Descendant of an Immigrant on: America

Louise A Schmieder

F, b. August 12, 1818, d. December 15, 1894

Family: Andrew Schermitzler (b. December 1, 1815, d. January 8, 1902)

Biography

  • Birth: Louise A Schmieder was born on August 12, 1818 in Germany.
  • Marriage: She and Andrew Schermitzler were married on October 6, 1851 in Manitowoc, Manitowoc Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: Louise A Schmieder died on December 15, 1894, at age 76.

Kathleen Viola Hammen

F

Parents

  • Descendant of an Immigrant on: America
  • Descendant of an Immigrant on: Libra
  • Descendant of an Immigrant on: Maria Magdalena

Gerald Michael Hammen

M

Parents

  • Descendant of an Immigrant on: America
  • Descendant of an Immigrant on: Libra
  • Descendant of an Immigrant on: Maria Magdalena

Thomas Michael Hammen

M

Parents

  • Descendant of an Immigrant on: America
  • Descendant of an Immigrant on: Libra
  • Descendant of an Immigrant on: Maria Magdalena