Leo Matthew Rooyakkers
M, b. September 21, 1937, d. July 1, 2015
- Birth: Leo Matthew Rooyakkers was born on September 21, 1937 in Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
- Divorce: He was divorced.
- Death: He died on July 1, 2015, at age 77.
- Note: Leo M. Rooyakkers, of Darboy, age 77, passed away from natural causes at his home on July 1, 2015. Leo was born on September 21, 1937 in Appleton, Wisconsin, the son of the late George and Cecilia (Vandenberg) Rooyakkers and the youngest of their 13 children. He retired from the Kimberly Mill after 44 years of service, closing his career as a machine tender on their #7 paper machine. Leo greatly enjoyed the outdoors, landscaping and gardening. He was particularly proud of his flowers, plants and foliage he planted and tended in his yard, which until 1963 had been farmland. He also enjoyed hunting with his sons and nephews, was known for his willingness to lend a hand and offer his barber services. Consistent with his love of the outdoors and nature, he traveled widely and managed to see much of the world in the company of Kathy Bates, his special friend who survives him.
Survivors besides Kathy include Mary Jo (Fitzgerald) Rooyakkers, his former wife and their four children: Mark, Apex, North Carolina; Mary Lee (Jack) Kioski, Ontonagon, Michigan; David, Combined Locks; and Glen (Wanda), Kaukauna; ten grandchildren: Katie; Michael; and Kristie Kioski; Matthew, Daniel, Nicholas, Todd, Patrick, Erik and Courtney Rooyakkers. Leo is further survived by his sister, Ceil (Ray) McCormick; and three sisters-in-law: Helen Rooyakkers, Ethel (Maury) Brockman, and Mary Kay Rooyakkers; and his brother-in-law: Ray McCormick; Ethel's husband Maury Brockman; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Leo was preceded in death by seven brothers: Peter, Henry (Joann), Tony, Paul, George (Audrey), Francis, and Everett (Marge); and four sisters: Cora Ulmen, Theresa Bongers, Mary Van Lanen and Bernadette Rooyakkers; and brothers-in-law: Carl Ulmen, Dick Van Lanen and Ray Bongers.
A memorial celebration is being held at 6:30 PM at Holy Spirit, Darboy Church on Thursday, July 9th. Visitation for family and friends will also be there from 4:00 PM until the time of the memorial. Holy Spirit - Darboy is located at W2796 County Road KK, Appleton, WI 54915. www.boettcherfamilyfuneral.com. (920)766-2099.
The children and family express their sincere thanks for the care and compassion provided by the Theda Care hospice team. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to either Wisconsin Public Television, or Thousand Islands Nature Center.
Joan C Gmeiner
F, b. January 10, 1918, d. March 29, 2009
- Birth: Joan C Gmeiner was born on January 10, 1918 in Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
- Marriage: She and Henry Julius Rooyakkers were married on November 15, 1941 in St Joseph Church, Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
- Death: Joan C Gmeiner died on March 29, 2009, at age 91, in Darboy, Calumet Co, Wisconsin.
- Burial: She was buried in Holy Name Cemetery, Kimberly, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
- Note: March 31, 2009
Rooyakkers, Joan Caroline
Joan Caroline Rooyakkers, 91, of Darboy, passed away on Sunday afternoon, March 29, 2009, at Crestwood Senior Living in Darboy, while surrounded by her family. She was born in Appleton on January 10, 1918, daughter of the late Max and Caroline (Weber) Gmeiner. Joan was a graduate of Appleton High School in 1934. On November 15, 1941, she married Henry J. Rooyakkers at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Appleton. The couple was blessed with four children and 59 wonderful years before he preceded her in death on January 11, 2001. She was currently a member of Holy Spirit Parish in Kimberly. She enjoyed cooking, baking, and playing golf with her husband.
She will be sadly missed by her children: Tom (Florence), Phelps, Barb (Ken) Freeman, Green Bay, Karen (Mike) Winius, Appleton, Jim (Patricia), Appleton; grandchildren: Kim (Dan) Van Sambeek, Tim (Paula), Tom (Nicole), Bill (Adrianna), Matt (Courtney), Jill (Darin) Kiester, Vicki (Larry) Talapa, Michael (Traci) Winius, Michelle (Jason) Sagorac, Kara (Jim) Nikodem, Jeff (Erin), Nick (Sp. Friend Tara VerVoort), Jenny Rooyakkers, 22 great-grandchildren; brothers-in-law: George (Audrey), Kimberly, Everett and Leo, both of Appleton; sisters-in-law: Cora Ulman, Kimberly, Mary Van Lanen, Combined Locks, Theresa Bongers, Little Chute, Ceil (Ray) McCormick, Appleton, Helen Rooyakkers, Combined Locks, Ethel Brockman, Appleton; further survived by many nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents and her loving husband Henry, she was preceded in death by her brother and sister-in-law: Howard (Regina) Gmeiner, brothers-in-law: Paul, Peter, Francis and Tony Rooyakkers, Ray Bongers, Dick Van Lanen and Carl Ulman.
Funeral liturgy for Joan will be held on Wednesday, April 1, 2009, at 12 Noon at Holy Spirit Parish, Kimberly (600 E. Kimberly Avenue) with Father David Beaudry officiating. Friends will be received directly at the church from 10 a.m. until the time of the Mass. Interment will be in Holy Name Cemetery, Kimberly. In lieu of flowers, donations are appreciated in Joan's name to Heartland Hospice.
The family wishes to thank the staffs of Heartland Hospice and Crestwood Senior Living for their friendship and extraordinary care.
204 E. Kimberly Ave.
Thomas F Rooyakkers
M, b. October 23, 1942, d. May 20, 2017
- Birth: Thomas F Rooyakkers was born on October 23, 1942 in Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
- Death: He died on May 20, 2017, at age 74, in Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
- Burial: He was buried in Highland Memorial Park, Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
- Note: Thomas F. Rooyakkers, Town of Harrison, age 74, died Saturday, May 20, 2017 at ThedaCare Regional Medical Center in Appleton. He was born on October 23, 1942 in Appleton to the late Henry and Joanne (Gmiener) Rooyakkers. Tom married Florence Van Handel, and they enjoyed 53 years together.
Tom was an avid outdoorsman and loved to fish and be up north. He took many fishing trips to Lake Superior and Canada. Tom had land on Lac Vieux Desert for 40 years and was fortunate to have lived there for 20. In his younger years, he was a skilled athlete, running track and playing football and basketball. He played basketball at the collegiate level while attending Marquette University. He kept his love of sports throughout his life and enjoyed watching basketball, football and baseball. Tom was an usher at Holy Spirit Parish in Kimberly, where he was a member. He retired from Northwestern Mutual Life after 30 years of service.
Tom's greatest love was his grandchildren. He cherished spending time with them and was very proud of their accomplishments. They each spent many hours fishing with their grandpa.
Tom is survived by his wife, Florence; children: Kim (Dan) Van Sambeek, Kimberly; Thomas (Nicole), Kentucky; Tim (Paula), Georgia; Bill (Adriana), Kimberly; and Matt (Courtney), Eagle River; grandchildren: Tiffany (fiance Coltin Dahlke), Clint (fiancée Olivia Sturz) and Shelby Van Sambeek, Ben, Jack, Margaret, Vincent, Allison, Vanessa, JT and Joe Rooyakkers; siblings: Barb (Ken) Freeman, Karen (Mike) Winius and Jim (Pat) Rooyakkers; and brothers and sisters-in-law: Dolores Zuleger-Boyer, Bernice Bougie, Roger (Marie) Van Handel, David (Judy) Van Handel, Marian (Marvin) Lamers and Rita (Gene) Wieczorek. He is further survived by many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
In addition to his parents, Tom was preceded in death by his brothers-in-law: Gene Van Handel, Ray Zuleger, Vernon Boyer and Rick Hietpas.
Visitation will be held Thursday, May 25, 2017 at HOLY SPIRIT PARISH - KIMBERLY CHURCH (600 E. Kimberly Ave.) beginning at 9:30 a.m. until time of Mass at 11:30 a.m. The Rev. Robert Kollath will officiate with the Rev. Donald Zuleger concelebrating. Committal Highland Memorial Park. To sign the guest book, please visit oconnellfh.com. A memorial is being established to support cancer research at the Mayo Clinic.
Anthony Joseph Zoern
M, b. circa 1960, d. yes
- Birth: Anthony Joseph Zoern was born circa 1960.
- Death: He died yes in as infant.
Timothy J Rooyakkers
James S Rooyakkers
M, b. October 19, 1920, d. October 22, 1996
- Birth: Carlton Ulmen was born on October 19, 1920.
- Marriage: He and Cora Mae Rooyakkers were married on September 7, 1946 in Holy Name Church, Kimberly, Wisconsin.
- Death: Carlton Ulmen died on October 22, 1996, at age 76.