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Cornelius Wildenberg

M, b. September 7, 1871, d. May 9, 1953

Parents

Family: Johanna (Jennie) Anna Derks (b. April 22, 1877, d. January 12, 1960)

Biography

  • Birth: Cornelius Wildenberg was born on September 7, 1871 in Little Chute, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Baptism: He was baptized on September 8, 1871 in St John Nepomucene Church, Little Chute, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: He and Johanna (Jennie) Anna Derks were married on October 27, 1896 in St John Nepomucene Church, Little Chute, Wisconsin.
  • Death: Cornelius Wildenberg died on May 9, 1953, at age 81, in Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Burial: He was buried in St John Cemetery, Little Chute, Wisconsin, New/4/69W.

Johanna (Jennie) Anna Derks

F, b. April 22, 1877, d. January 12, 1960

Parents

  • Father: John Derks (b. January 17, 1851, d. December 8, 1926)
  • Mother: Maria DeGroot (b. September 2, 1857, d. February 19, 1932)

Family 1: Cornelius Wildenberg (b. September 7, 1871, d. May 9, 1953)

Family 2: John Victor LeNoble (b. October 12, 1874)

Biography

  • Birth: Johanna (Jennie) Anna Derks was born on April 22, 1877 in Little Chute, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Baptism: She was baptized on April 22, 1877 in St John Nepomucene Church, Little Chute, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: She and Cornelius Wildenberg were married on October 27, 1896 in St John Nepomucene Church, Little Chute, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: Johanna (Jennie) Anna Derks and John Victor LeNoble were married on May 17, 1905 in St John Nepomucene Church, Little Chute, Wisconsin.
  • Death: Johanna (Jennie) Anna Derks died on January 12, 1960, at age 82, in Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Burial: She was buried in St John Cemetery, Little Chute, Wisconsin, New/4/69W.
  • Descendant of an Immigrant on: Maria Magdalena

William Coenen

M, b. October 11, 1879, d. April 7, 1955

Parents

Family: Adriana Huberdina (Jane) Hermsen (b. March 30, 1880, d. November 12, 1966)

Biography

  • Birth: William Coenen was born on October 11, 1879 in Kaukauna, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Baptism: He was baptized on October 12, 1879 in St John Nepomucene Church, Little Chute, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: He and Adriana Huberdina (Jane) Hermsen were married on October 21, 1902 in St John Nepomucene Church, Little Chute, Wisconsin.
  • Death: William Coenen died on April 7, 1955, at age 75.
  • Burial: He was buried in Two Rivers, Manitowoc Co, Wisconsin.
  • Descendant of an Immigrant on: Maria Magdalena

Patricia Marie Anderson

F

Parents

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

Walter Roosin, Jr

M, b. October 17, 1859

Parents

Biography

  • Birth: Walter Roosin, Jr, was born on October 17, 1859 in Little Chute, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Baptism: He was baptized on October 17, 1859 in St John Nepomucene Church, Little Chute, Wisconsin.

Ann M Wildenberg

F, b. March 7, 1903, d. February 8, 1964

Parents

Family: William M Behling (b. January 25, 1900, d. October 28, 1973)

Biography

  • Birth: Ann M Wildenberg was born on March 7, 1903 in Little Chute, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: She and William M Behling were married on March 28, 1924 in St John Nepomucene Church, Little Chute, Wisconsin.
  • Death: Ann M Wildenberg died on February 8, 1964, at age 60, in Wisconsin Rapids, Wood Co, Wisconsin.
  • Burial: She was buried in Holy Angels Cemetery, Darboy, Wisconsin.
  • Note: Source: Appleton Post Crescent Obituary

    Tuesday, February 11, 1964

    Mrs. William Behling
    [Ann Wildenberg]
    2013 2nd St. N. Wisconsin Rapids

    Age 60, passed away Saturday at 9:30 p.m. at her home. She was born in Little Chute, March 7, 1903, the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Walter Wildenberg.

    Survivors include her husband; one daughter; one son; seven grandchildren; four sisters; eight brothers;

    One son preceded her in death in 1959.

    Funeral services will be Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. at St. Peter and Paul Catholic Church, Wisconson Rapids. Friends may call at the Higgins Funeal Home, Wisconsin Rapids after 7:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Josephine Wildenberg

F, b. April 12, 1904, d. February 22, 2004

Parents

Family: George Peter Weyenberg (b. February 2, 1903, d. March 14, 1972)

Biography

  • Birth: Josephine Wildenberg was born on April 12, 1904 in Little Chute, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: She and George Peter Weyenberg were married on November 18, 1925 in St John Nepomucene Church, Little Chute, Wisconsin.
  • Death: Josephine Wildenberg died on February 22, 2004, at age 99, in Kaukauna, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Burial: She was buried in Holy Cross, Kaukauna, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Note: Weyenberg, Josephine (nee Josephine Wildenberg)

    Age 99, died peacefully on Sunday, February 22, 2004 surrounded by her loving family at St. Paul Home in Kaukauna. Josephine was born in Little Chute on April 12, 1904, the daughter of the late Walter and Catherine (Verkuilen) Wildenberg. On November 18, 1925, she married her beloved husband, George Weyenberg, who preceded her in death on March 14, 1972 after 46 years of marriage. For nearly all of their married life, George and Josephine resided on a farm in Kaukauna, where they raised six children. Josephine was a long time and faithful member of Holy Cross Catholic Church in Kaukauna, and a member of the Christian Mothers.

    Josephine is survived by her children: sons Melvin (Lucille) Weyenberg, Floyd (the late Margaret) Weyenberg, Donald (Barbara) Weyenberg, and Gerald (Kay) Weyenberg, and daughters Pearl (Jerome) Van Eperen and Elaine (the late John) Brown. She is further survived by brothers Owen Wildenberg and Merin (Margaret) Wildenberg, sisters Mildred Langedyke and Virginia Smith, brother-in-law Leslie Woechner, and sisters-in-law Elva Wildenberg, Margaret Wildenberg, Lorena Weyenberg, Loretta Weyenberg, and Anna Weyenberg. She was a cherished Grandma to 38 grandchildren, dear “Grandma Great” to 64 great-grandchildren and 16 great-great grandchildren, and Aunt to many nieces and nephews.

    In addition to her parents and husband, Josephine was preceded in death by her brothers John (Myrtle) Wildenberg, Raymond (Helen) Wildenberg, Martin (Margaret) Wildenberg, Ralph (Katharine) Wildenberg, Clarence Wildenberg, Edward Wildenberg, Arthur Wildenberg, and Peter Wildenberg, sisters Ann (William) Behling and Nelda Woechner, brothers-in-law Sylvester Langedyke, Gerald Smith, Henry Weyenberg, William Weyenberg Sr., John Weyenberg, Joseph (Margaret) Weyenberg, and Theodore Weyenberg, sisters-in-law Joyce Wildenberg, Mary (George DeCoster, George) Meyer, and Minnie (John) Heindel, and 8 precious grandchildren.

    Josephine’s family planned to celebrate her 100th Birthday with a party over Easter weekend. Instead, we will celebrate her life and re-birth in Christ on Friday, February 27, 2004 at Holy Cross Catholic Church, 309 Desnoyer Street, Kaukauna. Friends may call at Church beginning at 2:00 PM, and the funeral Mass will be held at 5:00 PM with Fr. Jim Lucas presiding.

    Gone But Not Forgotten

    We have lost our beloved mother, She has bid us all adieu. She has gone to live in Heaven, And her person is lost to view. Oh, that dear one, how we loved her! Oh, how hard to give her up! But an angel came down for her And removed her from our flock.

    The family would like to extend their sincere gratitude and appreciation to St. Paul Home, especially the staff on Magnolia Way. Thank you for the care and consideration you showed to Mom over the many years she was with you.

    FARGO FUNERAL HOME 400 West Wisconsin Avenue Kaukauna 920-766-6200 www.fargofuneralhome.com.
  • Note: My great-great grandma Josephine was born April 12, 1904
    in Little Chute, Wisconsin. Her full name was Josephine
    Wildenberg Weyenberg. She had six children. She married George
    Weyenberg on November 18, 1925 in Kaukauna, Wisconsin. She
    died on February 22, 2004. She had 38 grandchildren, and 64 great
    grandchildren, and I am one ofher 16 great-great grandchildren.
    She lived on a farm with her husband and children in Kaukauna,
    where her son Jerry and his wife Kay still live today. She lived in
    S1. Paul Home when she was older on Magnolia Way Hallway.
    My Mom remembers many Christmas days out on GreatGrandma
    Josephine's farm. Every Christmas day, the entire
    Weyenberg family, all ofher children, grandchildren, great
    grandchildren, great-great grandchildren would travel to as many
    homes that they could get to in one day to see Christmas trees.
    She also remembers that Grandma Josephine made the very
    best apple bars ever.
    Often times, they would stop by Grandma's house on a
    Sunday afternoon, sit and visit, eat, and talk about good times.
    My mom felt very fortunate that grandma was with us long
    enough to meet me, my brother and sister.
    It was always fun inviting grandma to our Thanksgiving
    dinner, and she would love to sit and talk to all ofthe other
    grandmas.
    Grandma Josephine died just short ofher 100th birthday
    party. She was a very loving person, and will never be forgotten.
    Laura Hietpas, 2010.

Raymond William Wildenberg

M, b. May 3, 1905, d. October 1, 2002

Parents

Family: Helen Winkel (b. September 4, 1908, d. November 13, 1982)

Biography

  • Birth: Raymond William Wildenberg was born on May 3, 1905 in Little Chute, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: He and Helen Winkel were married on September 4, 1933 in St Therese Church, Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: Raymond William Wildenberg died on October 1, 2002, at age 97, in Kaukauna, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Burial: He was buried in St Joseph Cemetery, Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Note: Wildenberg, W. Raymond

    Formerly of Appleton, age 96, passed away Tuesday, October 1, 2002 at St. Paul Home in Kaukauna. He was born May 3, 1905 in Little Chute, son of the late Walter and Katherine (Verkuilen) Wildenberg. He married Helen Dick September 4, 1933 sharing 49 years together before her death November 13, 1982. Ray was employed an electrician for Kimberly-Clark for 48 years and retired in 1970. He was a member of St. Therese Catholic Church. Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law: Lois and Dale Schumaker three grandchildren: Stacey (Steve) Schoenke, Dr. Howard (Tina) Schumaker, Brian (Jane) Schumaker two brothers and sisters-in-law: Owen and Joyce Wildenberg, Appleton and Merin and Peggy Wildenberg, Little Chute three sisters: Josephine Weyenberg, Kaukauna Millie Langdyke, Little Chute Virginia Smith, Neenah two sisters-in-law: Mrs. (Art) Alva Wildenberg, Kaukauna Mrs. (Peter) Margaret Wildenberg, Little Chute a brother-in-law, Les Weckner, Appleton. Preceding him in death were five brothers: John, Marty, Art, Peter and Ralph two sisters: Anna Belling and Nelda Weckner. Mass of Resurrection will be celebrated 11 a.m. Friday, October 4, 2002 at St. Therese Catholic Church with the Rev. William Hoffman officiating. Burial will take place at St. Joseph Cemetery. Friends may call directly at the church on Friday from 10 a.m. until the time of the service. A memorial fund has been established.

    Brettschneider-Trettin-Lederer

    606 N. Oneida St., Appleton

    920-733-7383.

Clarence Wildenberg

M, b. August 1, 1909, d. May 4, 1915

Parents

Biography

  • Birth: Clarence Wildenberg was born on August 1, 1909.
  • Death: He died on May 4, 1915, at age 5.
  • Burial: He was buried in St John Cemetery, Little Chute, Wisconsin, Old/9/14.

Arthur A Wildenberg

M, d. January 17, 1994

Parents

Family: Elva E Lenneville (b. March 9, 1917, d. August 22, 2013)

Biography

  • Birth: Arthur A Wildenberg was born in Highland Memorial Park, Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Birth: He was born on May 5, 1910 in Little Chute, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: He and Elva E Lenneville were married on June 18, 1942 in Kankakee, Kankakee Co, Illinois.
  • Death: Arthur A Wildenberg died on January 17, 1994 in Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Note: Source: Appleton Post Crescent Obituary

    Wedndsday, January 19, 1994

    Arthur Wildenberg 104 Idlewild St. Kaukauna

    Age 83, died unexpectedly Monday, January 17, 1994 at St. Elizabeth Hospital. He was born May 5, 1910 in Little Chute, the son of the late Walter and Katherine [Verkuilen] Wildenberg. Arthur was president of Central Steel Contractors Inc. He was an avid golfer, belonging to Fox Valley Golf Club for many years. He was a member of Holy Cross Catholic Church, Kaukauna, VFW 3319, the Disabled American Veterans, Chapter 18, Appleton, the Elks Club, lifetime member of Lodge 962, Iron Workers Local 8, and the AARP.

    He is survived by a son and daughter in-law, Steven and Jill Wildenberg, Cottage Grove, Wisconsin; a daughter and son in-law, Judy and James Ebert, Portland, Oregon; three grandchildren, Benjamin, Adam and Tamsen Ebert; five brothers and four sisters in-law, Raymond Wildenberg, Appleton; Peter and Margaret Wildenberg, Kimberly; Ralph Wildenberg, Kimberly; Owen and Joyce Wildenberg, Appleton; Merin and Peggy Wildenberg, Little Chute; Margaret Wildenberg, Kimberly; four sisters and two brothers in-law, Josephine Weyenberg, Kaukauna; Mildred and Sylvester 'White' Langedyke, Little Chute; Jeanie Smith, Neenah; Nelda and Les Woeckner, Menasha.

    He was preceded in death by a daughter, Jean Ann in 1949; two brothers, John and Martin; and a sister, Ann Behling.

    The funeral servics will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday at Holy Cross Catholic Church with Fr. Paul Paider officiatine. Brural will be at Highland Memorial Park, Appleton. Friends may call at the Fargo Funeral Home, Kaukauna from 4-8 p.m. on Thursday and after 8:30 a.m. Friday until the cortege leaves for the church. The Disabled American Vets # 18 and VFW # 3319 will hold a service at 7 p.m. There will be a parish prayer service at 8 p.m. Thursday evening. A memorial fund has been established in name.

Martin Aloysius Wildenberg

M, b. August 30, 1911, d. April 2, 1986

Parents

St John High School Yearbook 1933

Biography

  • Birth: Martin Aloysius Wildenberg was born on August 30, 1911 in Little Chute, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: He and Margaret Antonette Dercks were married on October 21, 1947 in St John Nepomucene Church, Little Chute, Wisconsin.
  • Death: Martin Aloysius Wildenberg died on April 2, 1986, at age 74, in Kimberly, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Burial: He was buried in Holy Name Cemetery, Kimberly, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Note: Source: Appleton Post Crescent Obituary
    Thursday, April 3, 1986

    Martin A. Wildenberg
    251 S. Patrick St.
    Kimberly

    Age 74, died Wednesday, April 2, 1986 at his home. He was born August 30, 1911, in Little Chute. He had worked for Kimberly Clark Corporation, Kimberly for 41 years. He is a member of Holy Name Catholic Church, Kimberly, the Jacob Coppus Post 258 American Legion, Little Chute, and a member of the Quarter Century Club.

    Survivors include his wife, Margaret Dercks Wildenberg; a daughter and a son in-law, Patricia and Howard Shaprio, Wauwatosa; two sons and a daughter in-law, Dennis, Gary and Lori, all of Milwaukee; six brothers, Raymond and Owen, Appleton; Ralph and Peter, Kimberly; Art, Kaukauna; Merin, Little Chute; four sisters, Mrs. Josephine Weyenberg, Kaukauna; Mrs. Sylvester [Mildred] Langedyke, Little Chute; Mrs. Gerald [Jeanie] Smith, Neenah; Mrs. Lester [Nelda] Woeckner, Appleton; and three grandchildren.

    He was preceded in death by his parents, a brother and a sister. The funeral will be at 12 noon Friday at the Holy Name Catholic Church, Kimberly with Fr. Mike Donovan officiating. Interment will be in the parish cemetery. Friends may call at the Jansen-Fargo Funeral Home from 4 to 9 p.m. Thursday [today] and after 10 a.m. Friday until the cortege leaves for the church. An American Legion Memorial Service at 7 p.m. [tonight] and a parish prayer service at 8 p.m. A complete military service will be conducted at the church service on Friday. A memorial fund has been established.
  • Graduation: He graduated from St John High School, Little Chute, in 1933.

Ranetta Lois Hopfensperger

F, b. October 28, 1933, d. December 21, 2001

Parents

Family: Robert H Voigt (b. June 5, 1929, d. November 21, 1975)

Biography

  • Birth: Ranetta Lois Hopfensperger was born on October 28, 1933 in Darboy, Calumet Co, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: She and Robert H Voigt were married on August 15, 1966 in Holy Angels Church, Darboy, Wisconsin.
  • Death: Ranetta Lois Hopfensperger died on December 21, 2001, at age 68, in Neenah, Winnebago Co, Wisconsin.
  • Burial: She was buried in Oak Hill Cemetery, Neenah, Wisconsin.
  • Note: SOURCE: APPLETON POST CRESCENT OBITUARY Sunday, December 23, 2001 Voigt, Ranetta L.

    (Hopfensperger)

    Menasha


    Age 68, passed away Friday, December 21, 2001 at Theda Clark Medical Center. Ranetta was born in Appleton, Wisconsin on October 28, 1933 to the late Matt and Lessie (Stommel) Hopfensperger. Ranetta attended Appleton High School and graduated from nursing school in 1954. She was a Licensed Practical Nurse at St. Elizabeth Hospital. Ranetta married Robert H. Voigt on August 16, 1956. He preceded her in death in November, 1975. She worked at Lakeroad Lanes in Neenah. She was an avid bowler and had many 600+ series. Later, Ranetta was a favorite bartender at several area pubs. She retired from the Menasha Corporation in 1999. Ranetta enjoyed playing cribbage, reading and TV mysteries such as Perry Mason. She was a gifted seamstress. Ranetta loved her family enormously. The most important part of her life was her granddaughter, Sarah Elizabeth. “Grandma Shorty” spent part of every day with Sarah and this brought them both great joy. Their special connection is not broken by death. She is survived by her daughter, Paula (Patrick) Metoxen and their daughter, Sarah. She is further survived by three brothers: Greg (Bonnie) Hopfensperger, Brillion; Carl (Carolyn) Hopfensperger, New Albany, Indiana; James (Joyce) Hopfensperger, Black Creek; five sisters: Geneva (John) Hanges, Appleton; Charlotte (Tony) Guckenberger, Ernesta Wysocki, Milwaukee; Donna (Joe) Bouressa, Green Bay; Sharon Hopfensperger, Menasha; and a sister-in-law, Irene Hopfensperger, Modesto, California; as well as dozens of nieces, nephews, extended family and friends. Ranetta was preceded in death by a daughter, Wendy Ann; her husband, Robert; a brother and sister-in-law: Elwood and Joan Hopfensperger; a brother, Matt and a brother, Edgar and a brother-in-law, Art Wysocki. Funeral services will be Wednesday, December 26, 2001 7 p.m. at the funeral home. Visitation will be at the funeral home from 4-7 p.m. on Wednesday. Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery, Neenah. Memorials may be directed to the Wendy Voigt Scholarship Fund.

    Mom, we cannot believe you are gone from us so suddenly. We love you and will keep you forever in our hearts. Give Auntie Wendy a kiss for us. God bless you and keep you,

    Laemmrich Community

    Funeral Home.

Mildred Mary Wildenberg

F, b. September 6, 1917, d. July 16, 2014

Parents

Family: Sylvester T (Whitey) Langedyke (b. June 29, 1912, d. December 3, 1999)

St John High School Yearbook, 1935

Biography

  • Birth: Mildred Mary Wildenberg was born on September 6, 1917 in Little Chute, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: She and Sylvester T (Whitey) Langedyke were married on December 14, 1943 in Los Angeles, Los Angeles Co, California.
  • Death: Mildred Mary Wildenberg died on July 16, 2014, at age 96.
  • Burial: She was buried in St John Cemetery, Little Chute, Wisconsin, New/1A/9.
  • Note: Mildred Langedyke, 96, Appleton, passed away Wednesday, July 16, 2014. Milly was born September 6, 1917, in Little Chute, daughter of Walter and Katherine (Verkuilen) Wildenberg. She married Sylvester "Whitey" Langedyke at St. Vibeanas Cathedral in Los Angeles, CA, on December 14, 1943. After World War II, Milly and Whitey moved back to Little Chute, and have resided there since 1945. Milly was a lifetime member of St. John Church, and was an active member of the St. Elizabeth Society serving as president in 1960 and 1961. Milly also was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary Post and the Golden Agers, serving as secretary for four years. She enjoyed golfing, bowling, fishing alongside Whitey, and playing cards with her friends from high school for over 60 years.

    Milly is survived by two sons: Bruce (Mary Lou Coutant) Langedyke, Altadena, CA; and Jim (Karen Schueler), Neenah; a grandson, Mathew Langedyke, Seattle, WA; three step-granddaughters: Cyndi (Scott) Dankmeyer, Lori (Zack) Reblin, and Becki (John) Hendrick; six great grandchildren: Gwen, Maggie, Alice, Sam, Haylee, and Brooke; a sister-in-law, Peggy Wildenberg and brother-in-law, Les Woeckner, Menasha. Milly is further survived by many nieces and nephews who were very important in her life.

    She was preceded in death by her husband, Whitey on December 3, 1999; a son, Tom in 1995; her parents, and 14 brothers and sisters.

    Mass of Christian Burial for Milly will be held at 11:00 a.m. Friday, July 25, 2014, at St. John Nepomucene Catholic Church, 323 S. Pine Street, Little Chute, with Msgr. James Vanden Hogen officiating. Interment will be in St. John Cemetery, Little Chute. Visitation will be at the church from 9:00 a.m. Friday until the time of the Mass. In lieu of flowers, a memorial has been established. Online condolences may be expressed at www.verkuilenfh.com.

    Milly's family would like to thank the Appleton Retirement Community and the Southern Care Hospice staff for all the great and gentle care given to Milly.
  • Graduation: She graduated from St John High School, Little Chute, in 1935.

Virginia Wildenberg

F, b. February 25, 1919, d. August 20, 2013

Parents

Family: Gerald R Smith (b. January 23, 1918, d. December 14, 1987)

St John High School Yearbook, 1938

Biography

  • Birth: Virginia Wildenberg was born on February 25, 1919 in Little Chute, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: She and Gerald R Smith were married on September 27, 1941 in St John Nepomucene Church, Little Chute, Wisconsin.
  • Death: Virginia Wildenberg died on August 20, 2013, at age 94.
  • Note: Virginia Smith, 94, Neenah, passed away peacefully Tuesday, August 20, 2013. She was born February 25, 1919, Little Chute, daughter of Walter and Katherine (Verkuilen) Wildenberg. Virginia married Gerald R. "Jerry" Smith on September 27, 1941 in Little Chute. He preceded her in death on December 14, 1987. Virginia worked for many years at Kimberly Clark Corp. in research and development. She was an avid golfer, ruthless card player, and daily crossword enthusiast. Virginia also enjoyed volunteering, traveling, and vacationing up north. She was a member of St. Margaret Mary Catholic Church, Neenah, and the Catholic Daughters of America. Virginia is survived by her children: Lynn Smith and Richard (Mary Jo) Smith; two grandchildren: Nicole Smith-Angwenyi, and Neil Smith; a sister: Mildred Langedyke; and many other relatives and friends.Virginia was preceded in death by her parents, husband, a daughter: Joan Mary Smith; and eleven siblings.Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, August 24, 2013, at St. Margaret Mary Catholic Church, 620 Division St., Neenah, with Fr. Michael Ingold officiating. Visitation will be Saturday at the church from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the Mass. In lieu of flowers, a memorial has been established in Virginia's name.Virginia's family would like to thank all the staff on two south at St. Elizabeth Hospital.
  • Graduation: She graduated from St John High School, Little Chute, in 1938.

Nelda A Wildenberg

F, b. April 19, 1920, d. November 11, 2001

Parents

St John High School Yearbook 1939

Biography

  • Birth: Nelda A Wildenberg was born on April 19, 1920 in Little Chute, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: She died on November 11, 2001, at age 81, in Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Burial: She was buried in Shrine of Heaven Mausoleum, Neenah, Wisconsin.
  • Note: SOURCE: APPLETON POST CRESCENT OBITUARY
    Wednesday, November 13, 2001

    Woeckner, Nelda
    (nee Wildenberg)
    1809 Alcan Drive, Menasha

    Nelda passed away Sunday, November 11, 2001 at Brewster Village, Appleton. Nelda is survived by her husband Leslie; three sisters: Josephine Weyenberg, Kaukauna; Mildred Langedyke, Little Chute; Virginia Smith, Menasha; four brothers: Ray Wildenberg and Ralph Wildenberg, Kaukauna; Owen (Joyce) Wildenberg, Appleton; Merin (Peggy) Wildenberg, Little Chute; sisters-in-law: Margaret Wildenberg, Kimberly; Elva Wildenberg, Kaukauna; Eileen Mais, Florida; and a brother-in-law, Gerald Woeckner, Appleton.

    There will be no visitation. Private family services will be held. Entombment will be in Shrine of Heaven Mausoleum. A memorial has been established.
    Westgor Funeral Home
    1140 Appleton Road
    Menasha 720-0314.
  • Graduation: She graduated from St John High School, Little Chute, in 1939.

Owen Walter (Alvin) Wildenberg

M, b. April 7, 1924, d. May 10, 2011

Parents

Family: Joyce A Newman (b. January 5, 1925, d. May 10, 2003)

St John High School Yearbook 1942

Biography

  • Birth: Owen Walter (Alvin) Wildenberg was born on April 7, 1924 in Little Chute, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: He and Joyce A Newman were married on September 19, 1949 in Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: Owen Walter (Alvin) Wildenberg died on May 10, 2011, at age 87.
  • Note: Owen Walter Wildenberg, age 87, passed away on May 10, 2011. He leaves behind many who loved and admired him including: daughter Jan (Gary) Lesperance, son Jon (Holly) Wildenberg, grandson, Peter (Kim) Lesperance, granddaughters, Anna (Roger Treece) Lesperance, Tess Wildenberg, Amanda Wildenberg, great-grandsons Sean Treece, Soren Lesperance, Elliot Lesperance, and great-granddaughter Isabella Treece. Owen will also be missed by his sisters Milly Langedyke and Virginia Smith as well as sisters-in-law Peggy Wildenberg, Margaret Wildenberg, Alva Wildenberg, and Nancy Smith, brother-in-law Les Woeckner, many nieces and nephews, and special friend Yvonne Vandenberg. There are countless others who will remember Owen for his special kindness, humor, and generosity.

    He was preceded in death by his dear wife Joyce who passed away on May 10, 2003. Exactly 8 years before Owen.

    Our family would like to thank the staff of the Renaissance Assisted Living Facility and Asera Hospice Care for the kind attention they gave Owen during his last years of life.

    Owen lived well. He loved all and laughed often, He was respected and thought of with affection, He never lacked appreciation for nature's beauty, He always found the best in others and gave his best back, He left this world a better place. May he rest in peace with his beloved wife Joyce and all the other people he loved who went before him.

    Our dad gave us the gift of appreciating the natural world. All who knew Owen are invited to a memorial gathering to celebrate his life and love of nature at the Bubolz Nature Preserve Auditorium on May 29, 2011 from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to a local nature preserve in Owen's memory. - Jan & Jon

    Valley Funeral Home

    2211 N. Richmond St.

    Appleton (920)733-5435

    www.valleyfh.com

    "Serving as would

    be Served."
  • Graduation: He graduated from St John High School, Little Chute, in 1942.

Merin George Wildenberg

M, b. March 3, 1926, d. January 31, 2006

Parents

St John High School Yearbook 1944

Biography

  • Birth: Merin George Wildenberg was born on March 3, 1926 in Little Chute, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: He was married on October 28, 1946 in Plymouth, Sheboygan Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: He died on January 31, 2006, at age 79, in Neenah, Winnebago Co, Wisconsin.
  • Graduation: He graduated from St John High School, Little Chute.
  • Note: February 1, 2006

    Wildenberg, Merin G. Merin G. Wildenberg, age 79, passed away Tuesday, January 31, 2006, at Theda Clark Medical Center, Neenah. He was born in Little Chute on March 3, 1926, to Walter and Catherine (Verkuilen) Wildenberg. Merin married Peggy Clark on October 28, 1946. He was a veteran of World War II serving with the U.S. Army Air Corp. and spent one year in Okinawa. He also worked and retired from Appleton Paper, Combined Locks Plant. Merin is survived by his wife of 59 years, Peggy; six children: Joseph (Leanne) Wildenberg of Little Chute, Michael (Sharon) Wildenberg of Freedom, Susan (Merl) Mantei of Combined Locks, Kater (Steve) Gaffney of Combined Locks, Mark (Nancy) Wildenberg of New London and Carrie Bevers of Kaukauna; one brother and two sisters: Owen Wildenberg, Virginia Smith and Mildred Langedyke; 13 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren with two more on the way; further survived by numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents and ten brothers and sisters. Private Funeral Services will be held on Thursday, February 2, 2006, at the Valley Funeral Home. In lieu of other expressions of sympathy a memorial fund is being set up with the American Diabetes Association. VALLEY FUNERAL HOME 2211 N. Richmond Street 920-733-5435 *Serving as would be Served*.

William M Behling

M, b. January 25, 1900, d. October 28, 1973

Parents

Family 1: Catherine Gossens (b. circa 1900)

Family 2: Ann M Wildenberg (b. March 7, 1903, d. February 8, 1964)

Biography

  • Birth: William M Behling was born on January 25, 1900 in Town of Buchanan, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: He and Ann M Wildenberg were married on March 28, 1924 in St John Nepomucene Church, Little Chute, Wisconsin.
  • Death: William M Behling died on October 28, 1973, at age 73, in Neenah, Winnebago Co, Wisconsin.
  • Burial: He was buried in Holy Angels Cemetery, Darboy, Wisconsin.
  • Note: William M. Behling
    309 S. Linda St., Kimberly
    Age 73, passed away on Sunday afternoon
    at Theda Clark Hospital after
    a brief illness. He was born on January
    25, 1900 at Darboy. Mr. Behling was a
    supervisor for the Wisconsin Public
    Service Corp. until his retirement in
    1963 after which he made his home in
    Kimberly. He was a member of the
    Catholic Knights of Wisconsin and the
    Golden Agers. He is survived by his
    wife, Catherine Gossens Behling: a
    daughter, Mrs. Roy (Betty) Balke,
    Erie, Pa.; a step-daughter, Mrs. Bernard
    (Dolores) Hermsen, Louisville,
    Ky.; a son, William Behling Jr., Fort
    Wayne, Ind.; a step-son, James Gos-
    _sens, Appleton; three brothers, Peter,
    Kaukauna, Fred, Combined Locks,
    Ray, Kimberly; a sister, Mrs. Irene
    Wundrow, San Rafael, Cal.; 9
    grandchildren. Funeral services will
    be held on Wednesday at 10 a.m.from
    Holy Name Church, Kimberly with
    Father Donald Fuller officiating.
    '• Burial will be in Holy Angels Cemetery,
    Darboy. Friends may call after 3
    p.m on Tuesday at the Jansen-Fargo
    Funeral Home, Kimberly. A wake
    service will be held at 8 p.m. Tuesday
    evening.

George Peter Weyenberg

M, b. February 2, 1903, d. March 14, 1972

Parents

Family: Josephine Wildenberg (b. April 12, 1904, d. February 22, 2004)

Biography

  • Birth: George Peter Weyenberg was born on February 2, 1903 in Kaukauna, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: He and Josephine Wildenberg were married on November 18, 1925 in St John Nepomucene Church, Little Chute, Wisconsin.
  • Death: George Peter Weyenberg died on March 14, 1972, at age 69, in Kimberly, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Burial: He was buried in Holy Cross, Kaukauna, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Note: George P. Weyenberg
    1302 North Harrison St., Kaukauna
    Age 69, pased away at Kaukauna Community Hospital at 11:48 p.m. Tuesday night following a brief illness. He was born February 2, 1903 in Kaukauna and was a life resident. He had been employed with Thilmany Pulp and Paper Co. until his retirement in 1962. He was a member of the Catholic Order of Foresters and the Holy Name Society of Holy Cross Catholic Church. Survivors are his wife, Josephine; two daughters, Mrs. Jerome (Pearl) Van Eperen, Little Chute, Mrs. Roy (Elaine) Huycke, Kaukauna; four sons, Melvin, Little Chute, Floyd, Caladonia, Donald, Menasha, and Gerald, Kaukauna; three brothers, William, John and Joseph, all of Kaukauna; two sisters, Mrs. John Heindel, Mrs. Mary Meyer, both of Kaukauna, 29 grandchildren; and 2 great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday morning at Holy Cross Catholic Church, Kaukauna, with Rev. Ray Crain officiating. Interment will be in the parish cemetery. Friends may call at the Fargo Funeral Home after 3 p.m. Thursday and there will be a prayer service at 8 p.m. Thursday evening.
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Helen Winkel

F, b. September 4, 1908, d. November 13, 1982

Parents

  • Father: Max C Winkel (b. August 5, 1883, d. June 8, 1973)
  • Mother: Marie Palme (b. circa 1880, d. January 15, 1950)

Family: Raymond William Wildenberg (b. May 3, 1905, d. October 1, 2002)

Biography

  • Birth: Helen Winkel was born on September 4, 1908 in Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: She and Raymond William Wildenberg were married on September 4, 1933 in St Therese Church, Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: Helen Winkel died on November 13, 1982, at age 74, in Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Burial: She was buried in St Joseph Cemetery, Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Note: Source: Appleton Post Crescent Obituary
    Monday, November 15, 1982

    Mrs. Raymond Wildenberg
    610 E. Parkway Blvd.

    Age 74, died at 3:14 p.m. Saturday after a brief illness. She was born September 4, 1908 in Appleton and had been a lifelong resident of Appleton. Mrs. Wildenberg was formerly employed for many years in the office of the Kimberly Clark Corp., Kimberly. She was a member of St. Therese Catholic Church, the Christian Ladies Society, and was a former member of the Appleton Women's Club.

    She was the beloved wife of Raymond [Ray] Wildenberg; the beloved mother of Mrs. Dale H. [Lois] Schumaker, Appleton; a sister, Roslyn Schultz, Appleton; three grandchildren, Howard D., Brian R., and Stacey M. Schumaker, all of Appleton.

    The complete funeral will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at St. Therese Catholic Church with the Rev. David Koch officiating. Interment will be in St. Joseph Cemetery. Friends may call at the Brettschneider-Trettin Funeral Home after 9 a.m. Tuesday until the cortege leaves for the church. A memorial has been established.

Elva E Lenneville

F, b. March 9, 1917, d. August 22, 2013

Parents

Family: Arthur A Wildenberg (d. January 17, 1994)

Biography

  • Birth: Elva E Lenneville was born on March 9, 1917 in Lena, Oconto Co, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: She and Arthur A Wildenberg were married on June 18, 1942 in Kankakee, Kankakee Co, Illinois.
  • Death: Elva E Lenneville died on August 22, 2013, at age 96.
  • Burial: She was buried in Highland Memorial Park, Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Note: Elva E. Wildenberg, age 96, of Appleton, passed away peacefully on August 22, 2013. Elva was born on March 9, 1917 to the late Treffley and Emma Lenneville in Lena, Wisconsin. On June 18, 1942 Elva was united in marriage to Arthur Wildenberg. Elva was a graduate of Kimberly High School. She spent many years working at Kimberly State Bank, and after working her way up to Executive Assistant to the President, she retired in 1981. Elva was a dedicated member of Zion Lutheran Church, and spent hours volunteering, helping fellow members, and attending countless services. Elva was a loyal member of the Kaukauna Elks. She loved to tend to her beautiful flower garden. Elva was also the leader of a local exercise class up until her early 90s. Elva is survived by her two children: Steven (Jill) Wildenberg; Judy (Robert) Wright; her grandchildren: Ben (Cheryl) Ebert; Adam (Michele) Ebert; Tamee (Jacint) Simon; numerous nieces, nephews, and other relatives. She was preceded in death by her husband Arthur Wildenberg; daughter, Jean; and her brother Aaron. The funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, August 28, 2013 at ZION LUTHERAN CHURCH, 912 N. Oneida St. with Rev. Lloyd Luedeman officiating. A time of visitation will be held on Wednesday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of service at church. Online condolences may be offered at www.wichmannfargo.com. In lieu of flowers, memorial may be directed to Zion Lutheran Church. The family would like to extend a special thank you to the entire staff at Appleton Retirement Center along with the staff at ThedaCare at Home Hospice for the wonderful care given to Elva.

Margaret Antonette Dercks

F, b. April 25, 1918, d. March 26, 2000

Parents

Biography

  • Birth: Margaret Antonette Dercks was born on April 25, 1918 in Little Chute, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: She and Martin Aloysius Wildenberg were married on October 21, 1947 in St John Nepomucene Church, Little Chute, Wisconsin.
  • Death: Margaret Antonette Dercks died on March 26, 2000, at age 81.
  • Burial: She was buried in Holy Name Cemetery, Kimberly, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Note: Appleton Post Crescent

    Thursday, March 30, 2000

    Margaret A. Wildenberg
    New Holstein

    Age 81, formerly of Kimberly, died on Sunday, March 26, 2000, at Willowdale Nursing Home in New Holstein. She was born on April 25, 1918, in Little Chute, the daughter of the late George and Mary [Rynders] Dercks. Margaret enjoyed spending time with her family, especially during special get togethers and the holidays. She will be dearly missed by all.

    Margaret is survived by her two sons, Dennis Wildenberg,, Pompano Beach, Florida; Gary [Lori] Wildenberg, New Holstein; a daughter, Patricia [Howard] Shapiro, Folsom, California; four grandchildren, Scott [Alla] Shapiro, Sara Shapiro, Kelly Wildenberg and Amy Wildenberg; a sister, Helen Haupt, Appleton.

    She was preceded in death by her husband, Martin, in 1986, two brothers, John and Richard Dercks, and her parents.

    Funeral liturgy will be at 11 a.m. on Saturday, April 1, 2000, at Holy Name Catholic Church, Father Dennis Bergsbaken officiating. Friends may call at the church on Saturday from 9 a.m. until the time of mass. Interment will be in the parish cemetery.
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Margaret VandeHey

F, b. November 3, 1916, d. October 30, 2012

Parents

Family: Peter A Wildenberg (b. December 29, 1912, d. November 25, 1999)

Biography

  • Birth: Margaret VandeHey was born on November 3, 1916 in Hollandtown, Brown Co, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: She and Peter A Wildenberg were married on February 5, 1944.
  • Death: Margaret VandeHey died on October 30, 2012, at age 95, in Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Burial: She was buried in Highland Memorial Park, Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Note: Margaret Wildenberg, age 95, of Kimberly, passed away on Tuesday, October 30, 2012 at the Appleton Retirement Community. She was born on November 3, 1916 in Hollandtown, the daughter of the late Henry and Ann (Curtain) Vandehey. On February 4, 1944, Margaret married Peter Wildenberg at St. John Catholic Church in Little Chute. He preceded her in death. Margaret worked at Kresge's prior to her marriage and was a bookkeeper for the Schmidt's at U.S. Oil for many years. She was very proud of being a founding member of the employee credit union, which later became Fox Communities Credit Union. Margaret was a member of Holy Spirit Parish, Kimberly, and enjoyed the prayer-partner volunteering she participated in. She was a talented athlete and excelled at bowling and golfing, as well as being an avid sports fan who enjoyed each season with great gusto. Margaret was full of fun and shared that fun with her family, Mariner scout troop, her card playing and square-dancing friends. She was also a talented pianist and was always ready for a sing-a-long.

    Margaret is survived by: her daughter, Ann (Bob) Larson of Madison; granddaughters, Eri Larson and Emily (Victor) Larson Rodriguez; great grandson, Ariel Larson Rodriguez; sister, Ruth Hawley; sisters-in-law: Milly Langedyke, Elva Wildenberg, Jeanne Smith and Peg Wildenberg. She is further survived by many loved nieces and nephews.

    Others holding a special place in her heart include members of the Pete and Gerry Demerath family, the Glen and Marian Vandehey family, and her prayer partner and friend, Caleb Gossens.

    The funeral liturgy for Margaret will be held at 12:00 noon on Friday, November 2, 2012 at Holy Spirit/Holy Name Church, 620 E. Kimberly Avenue in Kimberly. Fr. David Beaudry will be officiating. Interment will take place at Highland Memorial Park in Appleton. A time of visitation will be held on Friday from 11:00 am until the time of mass. Online condolences can be expressed at www.wichmannfargo.com

    The family is very grateful to the staff at the Appleton Retirement Community for their gentle and loving care, and concern. Special thanks to Dr. Timothy Culligan and his staff for their excellent care. We have truly lost an angel who taught us by example to be good and kind to all we encounter, and always said as we left her, "Be happy and have fun."
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Kathryn Mary Mennen

F, b. December 17, 1913, d. May 21, 1981

Parents

Biography

  • Birth: Kathryn Mary Mennen was born on December 17, 1913 in Kimberly, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: She and Ralph Joseph Wildenberg were married on June 3, 1939 in Holy Name Church, Kimberly, Wisconsin.
  • Death: Kathryn Mary Mennen died on May 21, 1981, at age 67, in Kimberly, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Burial: She was buried in Holy Name Cemetery, Kimberly, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.

Sylvester T (Whitey) Langedyke

M, b. June 29, 1912, d. December 3, 1999

Parents

Family: Mildred Mary Wildenberg (b. September 6, 1917, d. July 16, 2014)

Biography

  • Birth: Sylvester T (Whitey) Langedyke was born on June 29, 1912 in Little Chute, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: He and Mildred Mary Wildenberg were married on December 14, 1943 in Los Angeles, Los Angeles Co, California.
  • Death: Sylvester T (Whitey) Langedyke died on December 3, 1999, at age 87, in Little Chute, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Burial: He was buried in St John Cemetery, Little Chute, Wisconsin, New/1A/9.
  • Note: Source: Appleton Post Crescent Obituary
    Sunday, December 5, 1999


    Sylvester Langedyke
    [Whitey]
    1032 Washington St.
    Little Chute

    Age 87, passed away peacefully Friday morning, December 3, 1999 at Parkside Care Center, Little Chute. He was born June 29, 1912 in Little Chute to Nicholas and Mary [Van Dera] Langedyke. He married Mildred Wildenberg at St. Vibianas Cathedral, Los Angeles, California, on December 14, 1943. He was employed as a printer at Riverside Paper Corp. in Appleton for 44 years, retiring in 1975. He also had a printing business of his own and did alot of printing for community projects. Whitey was a good husband, father, and grandfather. He was a friend to many always ready to lend a hand or enjoy a good time. He was a member of St. John Church, Little Chute, and also a member of Riverside's 25 year club. He served his country during World War II in the United States Army. He was a member of Little Chute American Legion Post 258 for 53 years.

    He is survived by his wife, Mildred, Little Chute; sons, Bruce [Mary Lou], Altadena, California; and Jim, Menasha; and one grandson, Matthew Langedyke, Altadena, California. Further survivors include two sisters in-law, Ruth Langedyke, Little Chute; and Lucille Langedyke, Sodasprings, Idaho. He is further survived by brothers in-law, Ray and Owen [Joyce] Wildenberg, Appleton; Ralph Wildenberg and friend, Ellie, Kaukauna; Merin [Peg] Wildenberg, Little Chute; Josephine Weyenberg; Elva Wildenberg, Kaukauna; Virginia Smith, Nelda [Les] Woeckner, Menasha; Margaret Wildenberg, New Holstein; and Margaret Wildenberg, Kimberly.

    He was preceded in death by a son, Tom; brothers, Al Langedyke, and Nicholas Langedyke; and sisters, Ann Langedyke, Martha [Peter] Hietpas, Nell [Ed] Vandenboom, and Doris [Roman] Reichel.

    Funeral services will be held at 5:15 p.m. Monday from St. John Catholic Church with Msgr. James Vanden Hogen officiating. Interment will be in the parish cemetery. Friends may call at the Verkuilen Funeral Home from 3 p.m. Monday until the time of service. Military rites will follow the service.