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Elaine A Milton

F, b. April 12, 1919, d. October 26, 2006

Parents

Family: Robert Arvin Welter (b. February 26, 1919, d. February 19, 2014)

Biography

  • Birth: Elaine A Milton was born on April 12, 1919 in Kaukauna, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: She and Robert Arvin Welter were married on March 2, 1940 in Eau Claire, Eau Claire Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: Elaine A Milton died on October 26, 2006, at age 87, in Eau Claire, Eau Claire Co, Wisconsin.
  • Note: October 28, 2006

    Welter, Elaine A. Elaine A. Welter, 87, of Eau Claire died Thursday, October 26, 2006, at Luther Hospital. She was born in Kaukauna, WI on April 12, 1919, the daughter of Michael and Eleanor (Berken) Milton. She attended Holy Cross Grade School and Kaukauna High School. In 1938, Elaine moved to Eau Claire where she worked at Pearson's Cafe through 1941. She later worked at Randall's Super Value from 1962 to 1983. Elaine married Robert A. Welter on March 2, 1940, at St. Patrick's in Eau Claire.

    She was a charter member of St. James the Greater parish and a member of PCCW. She was also a member of Eau Claire Women of the Moose Chapter #557 for many years. Elaine was an avid Packer fan, loved bingo, and scratch offs. She was very patriotic, proud of her Irish heritage, and most of all her family.

    Elaine is survived by her husband, Robert; two daughters: Nancy Hietpas and the late Nicholas Hietpas of Little Chute and Barbara (Warren) Swenson of Woodbury, MN; her son, Michael (Joyce) Welter of Mondovi; eight grandchildren: Robert (Mary) Hietpas of Little Chute, Susan (Craig) Andersen, Billings, MT; Karen (Travis) Rohrer, Madison; Kim (Efren) Perez, Madison; Tanya (Jason) Kistner, Colfax; Erin Swenson, Cottage Grove, MN; Emily (Dustin) Vogelgesang, Woodbury, MN; Amanda Welter, Eau Claire; 12 great-grandchildren: Nicholas, Scott, Tony, and Amy Hietpas, Lexi and Tyler Andersen, Brett Hietpas, Ryan, Carlos, and Efren Perez III, Frederick Rohrer, and baby Perez coming Oct. 31st; four Godchildren: James Welter, Clay Wildenberg, Orie Milton, and Robert A. Hietpas; her brother, Michael (Patricia) Milton of Appleton; sister, Ethel (Louis) Wulterkens of Appleton; six sisters-in-law: Bernadette (Norman) Peterson of Eau Claire, Ione Milton, Harriet Milton Thurner, June Simon, Betty Welter, and Lucille Welter; and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

    Elaine was preceded in death by her parents; two sisters: Gladys (John) Diedrich and Eileen (Walter) Wildenberg; three brothers, Orile, Donald, and Cletus Milton; two nephews, Danny and Patrick Milton; parents-in-law, Edward and Nettie Welter; three brothers-in-law: Edward (Katherine) Welter, Donald Welter, and Duane Welter.

    Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 2:30 p.m. on Monday, October 30, 2006, at St. James the Greater Catholic Church, Eau Claire with Father John A. Schultz officiating. Burial will be in Forest Hill Cemetery, Eau Claire Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Sunday at Lenmark-Gomsrud-Linn Funeral Home, Eau Claire and one hour prior to services Monday at the church. There will be 6 p.m. public Prayer Service Sunday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers a memorial fund will be established.

    To express condolences online, please visit obituaries at

    www.lenmarkfh.com.

Anthony Martin (Tony) Gloudemans

M, b. February 26, 1922, d. August 1, 2007

Parents

St John High School Yearbook 1940

Biography

  • Birth: Anthony Martin (Tony) Gloudemans was born on February 26, 1922 in Little Chute, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: He and Verna Mae VanHammond were married on June 22, 1944 in St John Nepomucene Church, Little Chute, Wisconsin.
  • Death: Anthony Martin (Tony) Gloudemans died on August 1, 2007, at age 85, in Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Burial: He was buried in St John Cemetery, Little Chute, Wisconsin, New/12/29.
  • Note: August 3, 2007

    Gloudemans, Anthony M. "Tony" Anthony M. Gloudemans, Little Chute, age 85, loving father, grandfather, and great-grandfather, was received in the arms of the Lord and reunited once again with his wife on Wednesday, August 1, 2007, surrounded by his family at St. Elizabeth Hospital. Tony was born in Little Chute to the late Henry and Harriet "Hattie" (Vosters) Gloudemans on February 26, 1922. Tony's mother died when he was three years old. A few years later, Tony's father married Elizabeth (Molitor) Schumacher. Their combined families provided him with fourteen sisters and brothers. Tony was the last surviving child of this blended family. While attending St. John Schools, Tony helped out on the family farm. It was at a dance that Tony met the love of his life, Verna Van Hammond. Tony and Verna were married on June 22, 1944, at St. John Catholic Church in Little Chute. Together they were blessed with eighteen children, whom he loved dearly. Tony and Verna were married for 62 years before Verna died on July 4, 2006. Throughout his married life, Tony worked extremely hard to provide a wonderful home for his family. Early in his marriage, he continued to work on the family farm and helped out at the Little Chute Supply Company. Later on, he was employed as a Pulp Mill Supervisor at Thilmany Pulp and Paper Company in Kaukauna for 38 years before he retired in February 1984. He also worked very hard at home to help his wife with the daily work involved in raising such a large family. Each of his sons- and daughters-in-law was warmly welcomed into the family. Tony's love for children was very evident each time he interacted with one of his grandchildren or great-grandchildren. He was an excellent handyman. It has been said many times that if Tony couldn't fix something, it couldn't be fixed ... "Just put it by the road!" Tony was a devout Catholic and a member of St. John Nepomucene Parish. Praying was very important to Tony, and while raising his children, the rosary was part of their daily routine. On the afternoon before he died, Tony prayed the rosary at the hospital with his entire family.

    Tony will be sadly missed by his 17 surviving children: Joseph Gloudemans, Little Chute; Dennis (Karen) Gloudemans, Hilbert; Bonnie (Dennis) Feldkamp, Kaukauna; Judy (Wayne) Baumgart, Seymour; Nancy (Greg) Janssen, Little Chute; Jan (Dan) Biselx, Kaukauna; Joni (Gerry) Janssen, Kathy (Jeff) Jansen, Colleen (Oscar) Schuler, Tim (Kelly) Gloudemans, Mike (Kay) Gloudemans, Karen (Steve) Frassetto, Jeff (Julie) Gloudemans, Mary (Bob) Hietpas, Mark (Katy) Gloudemans, Chris (Terry) Coenen, and Todd Gloudemans, all of Little Chute; 51 grandchildren: Brian (Steph) Gloudemans, Jason (Gina) Gloudemans, Carmen (Chad) Ashmann, Sara Feldkamp, Julie (Raj) Pradhan, Michael, Anne, and Rachel Feldkamp, Karen (Chad) Zirbel, Craig (Wendy) Baumgart, Amy (Tom) Gard, Eric Baumgart, Michelle (Troy) Wilson, Tammy (Michael) James, Kelly Janssen, Christine (Ken) Munson, Cathy (Marty) McGee, Mark Biselx, Scott (Amy) Janssen, Luke, Ben, Peter, and Emily Janssen, Lisa (Peter) Pendleton, Beth (Chad) Verboomen, Julie (David) Lamers, David Jansen, Lori (Duane) Dissen, Chad (Sarah) Schuler, Katy Schuler, Adam, Luke, James, Stacy Gloudemans, Jill and Tony Gloudemans, Mark, Sarah, Luke, and Laura Frassetto, Ben and Rob Gloudemans, Nicholas, Tony, Scott, and Amy Hietpas, Ryan, Alex, and Brynn Gloudemans, Zach and Ashley Coenen; three step-grandchildren: Lindsay (Michael) Goss, Kimberly (Justin) Musser, Sarah (Justin) Hackbarth; 34 great-grandchildren; and five step-great-grandchildren. He will also be missed by four sisters-in-law: Valeria Gloudemans, Jackie Gloudemans, Mildred Vander Heiden, Lorraine Daniels; two brothers-in-law: Ted Van Handel and George Wydeven; a step sister-in-law: Margaret Schumacher; two Godchildren: Bob Vander Heiden and Terri Diedrick; and numerous other nieces and nephews.

    Tony was preceded in death by his loving wife, Verna; an infant daughter; two granddaughters: Becky Janssen and Jill Schuler; a daughter-in-law: Arlene Gloudemans; his parents; father and mother-in-law, Arnold and Antoinette Van Hammond; brothers: John (Margaret), Joseph, Richard, Peter, and William (Florence) Gloudemans; sisters: Elizabeth "Lizzie" Van Handel, Ann (Willis) Schumacher, Martha (Elmer) Diedrick and Mary Gloudemans; step-brothers and sisters: Marjorie (Bernie) Meulemans, Marion (Joe) Wilz, Bob Schumacher, Willis (Ann) Schumacher, Ed (Millie) Schumacher, Elizabeth "Toots" Schumacher; sisters and brothers-in-law: John Van Hammond, John Van Hammond, Joseph (Gladys) Van Hammond, Martin (Alice) Van Hammond, Agnes Wydeven, Harriet Van Hammond, Earl De Bruin, Milton Daniels, Lloyd Vander Heiden, and Frances (Joseph) Gerrits.

    A Mass in celebration of Tony's life will be held at 12:30 p.m. at St. John Catholic Church in Little Chute on Saturday, August 4, 2007, with Rev. James Habelewitz officiating. Friends may call at the church Saturday from 10 a.m. until 12:15 p.m. directly at church. In lieu of flowers, a memorial is being established in Tony's name.

    The family would like to give a special thank-you to the 4th floor staff at St. Elizabeth Hospital and Dr. Phillip Yazbak, Dr. Nancy Homburg, and Dr. Jack Meyer for their assistance in helping us to care for our father, as well as Fr. Jim Habelewitz, Fr. Dave Funk, Fr. Patrick Beno, and Msgr. Jim Vanden Hogen, for their spiritual support.

    When we got the news

    that you were sick

    And doctors couldn't

    make it go away

    Our hearts were badly broken

    On that warm summer day

    We knew that one day

    you would leave us

    But it had been

    just one short year

    Since we sadly

    bid Mom farewell

    Hardly dry were our tears

    Since that day,

    you fought a noble fight

    You were always very strong

    You gave it everything you had

    You did everything right;

    nothing wrong

    Dad, you were always

    there for us

    Now it was our turn

    to do the same for you

    We gladly gave you

    comfort and care

    There were lots of prayers,

    hand holding, hugs,

    and kisses too

    God's plan for you

    was not the same as ours

    We had hoped

    to have you longer

    Of course, Mom

    always wanted you near her

    And her "pull" with the Lord

    was much stronger

    Dad, because

    you always tried your best

    You showed us the way to live

    Once God's plan for you

    was very clear,

    you showed us how to die

    What wonderful examples

    for you to give

    So farewell to you,

    our loving Dad

    Your place in Heaven is all set

    Give Mom a big kiss

    and hug for us

    You're together again;

    that's a sure bet

    Dad, we've been very blessed

    to call you "Our Father."

    We love you so very much,

    Your children

    O'CONNELL

    FUNERAL SERVICES

    2020 E. Main Street

    Little Chute 920-759-2951.
  • Note: Anthony Martin Gloudemans is my great grandpa. He died last year on August 1, 2007. He was 85 when he died. He went to St. John Nepomucene School. He was very sad when his wife died. they were married for a while. Then about a year after, he died too. We were very sad.
    Parker Gloudemans, 2008.
  • Graduation: He graduated from St John High School, Little Chute, in 1940.
  • Descendant of an Immigrant on: Maria Magdalena

Verna Mae VanHammond

F, b. May 17, 1925, d. July 4, 2006

Parents

Biography

  • Birth: Verna Mae VanHammond was born on May 17, 1925 in Isaar, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: She and Anthony Martin (Tony) Gloudemans were married on June 22, 1944 in St John Nepomucene Church, Little Chute, Wisconsin.
  • Death: Verna Mae VanHammond died on July 4, 2006, at age 81, in Little Chute, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Burial: She was buried in St John Cemetery, Little Chute, Wisconsin, New/12/29.
  • Note: July 7, 2006

    Gloudemans, Verna Mae (Van Hammond) Verna Mae (Van Hammond) Gloudemans, age 81, of Little Chute, gentle, loving, devoted wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother was received in the arms of the Lord on July 4, 2006, while at home with her family at her side. She was born on May 17, 1925, in Isaar, daughter of Arnold and Antoinette (Vander Velden) Van Hammond. When Verna was five years old, her family moved to Little Chute where she attended St. John School. After her years of schooling, she worked at various jobs and was later employed at Zwickers Knitting Mill and Kimberly Clark in Kimberly.

    While at a dance, she met the love of her life, Tony Gloudemans. Verna and Tony were married on June 22, 1944, at St. John Catholic Church in Little Chute. Together they were blessed with eighteen children, whom she loved dearly. This past June 22, Verna and Tony celebrated their 62nd wedding anniversary at their home with a family rosary and ice cream. Throughout her married life, Verna worked extremely hard to provide a wonderful home for her family. She took very good care of her children, kept her home tidy, and her daily home-cooked meals were second to none. When her children married, she warmly welcomed each son- and daughter-in-law into her circle of love, and the smile on her face when she held one of her grandchildren or great-grandchildren warmed one's heart. Verna was a devout Catholic and a member of St. John Nepomecene Parish.

    Verna will be sadly missed by her loving husband, Anthony Gloudemans; 17 surviving children: Joseph Gloudemans, Little Chute; Dennis (Karen) Gloudemans, Hilbert; Bonnie (Dennis) Feldkamp, Kaukauna; Judy (Wayne) Baumgart, Seymour; Nancy (Greg) Janssen, Little Chute; Jan (Dan) Biselx, Kaukauna; Joni (Gerry) Janssen, Kathy (Jeff) Jansen, Colleen (Oscar) Schuler, Tim (Kelly) Gloudemans, Mike (Kay) Gloudemans, Karen (Steve) Frassetto, Jeff (Julie) Gloudemans, Mary (Bob) Hietpas, Mark (Katy) Gloudemans, Chris (Terry) Coenen, and Todd Gloudemans, all of Little Chute); 51 grandchildren: Brian (Steph) Gloudemans, Jason Gloudemans (fiancee Gina), Carmen (Chad) Ashman, Sara Feldkamp, Julie (Raj) Pradham, Michael, Anne, and Rachel Feldkamp, Karen (Chad) Zirbel, Craig (Wendy) Baumgart, Amy (Tom) Gard, Eric Baumgart, Michelle (Troy) Wilson, Tammy (Michael) James, Kelly Janssen, Christine (Ken) Munson, Cathy (Marty) McGee, Mark Biselx, Scott (Amy) Janssen, Luke, Ben, Peter, and Emily Janssen, Lisa (Peter) Pendleton, Beth (Chad) Verboomen, Julie (David) Lamers, David Jansen, Lori (Duane) Dissen, Chad Schuler (fiancee Sarah), Katy Schuler, Adam, Luke, James, Stacy Gloudemans, Jill and Tony Gloudemans, Mark, Sarah, Luke, and Laura Frassetto, Ben and Rob Gloudemans, Nicholas, Tony, Scott, and Amy Hietpas, Ryan, Alex, and Brynn Gloudemans, Zach and Ashley Coenen; and three step grandchildren: Lindsay (Michael) Goss, Kimberly (Justin) Musser, Sarah (Justin) Hackbarth; and 28 great-grandchildren and four step great-grandchildren. She will also be missed by three sisters: Frances (Joseph) Gerrits, Mildred Vander Heiden, Lorraine Daniels; three brothers-in-law: George Wydeven, William Gloudemans, Ted Van Handel; two sisters-in-law: Valeria Gloudemans, Jackie Gloudemans; three step sisters-in-law: Margaret Schumacher, Marion Wilz, Margie Meulemans; two Godchildren: Bob Vander Heiden, Terri Diedrick; and numerous other nieces and nephews.

    Verna was preceded in death by an infant daughter; two granddaughters: Becky Janssen and Jill Schuler; a daughter-in-law, Arlene Gloudemans; her parents; four brothers: John, John, Joseph (Gladys), Martin (Alice) Van Hammond; two sisters: Agnes Wydeven, Harriet Van Hammond; seven brothers-in-law: Earl De Bruin, Milton Daniels, Lloyd Vander Heiden, John (Margaret) Gloudemans, Richard, Joseph, and Peter Gloudemans; four sisters-in-law: Florence Gloudemans, Elizabeth Van Handel, Ann (Willis) Schumacher, Martha (Elmer) Diedrick; four step brothers-in-law: Robert Schumacher, Bernie Meulemans, Edward (Millie) Schumacher, Joe Wilz; and a step sister-in law, Elizabeth (Toots) Schumacher.

    A Mass in celebration of Verna's life will be held at 5 p.m. at St. John Catholic Church in Little Chute on Monday, July 10, with Rev. Father Patrick Beno officiating. Friends may call Monday at the church from 2 p.m. until the time of the Mass.

    In lieu of flowers, a memorial is being established in Verna's name.

    The family would like to give a special thank-you to the Hospice nurses, Yvonne, Astra, and especially Ellen and Donna, and to Dr. Jack Meyer for their assistance in helping us to care for our wife/mother during these past few months and to Father Patrick Beno for his visits.

    Honey, you were the very best wife in the world. You were always there for me ... in the good times and the trying times. You never let me down. You were just the most wonderful mother to all of our children. Your soft, gentle smile always warmed my heart. My life is empty without you, but I know our children will continue to be there for me. Until we meet again...I'll be loving you.

    "Goodnight Honey"

    Love, Tony

    As we watched you gradually drift to sleep

    Memories came to mind, we'll forever keep

    We made sure you were covered nice and tight

    Just as you did for us each night

    As you made sure we were safe and warm

    Or not too scared from a summer storm

    Mom, now it was our turn to cover you tight

    And make sure you were safe and warm through the night

    A gentle hug and a kiss we gave you

    And asked with a smile, "What more can we do?

    "Because as you know- it's nothing new

    Our dearest mother, we do love you!

    Now we've asked our dear Lord to watch over you

    As He opens His arms and embraces you too

    "Sleep Tight Mom"

    Always our love, Your Children

    O'CONNELL FUNERAL

    SERVICES

    2020 E. Main Street

    Little Chute 920-759-2951.
  • Note: Verna Mae VanHammond is my great grandma. She died two years ago on Independence Day. She lived in Isaar, Wisconsin. She was married to Tony. She was 81 when she died. We were very sad.
    Parker Gloudemans, 2008.

Henry John Gloudemans

M, b. December 11, 1883, d. August 2, 1956

Parents

Family 1: Henrica Vosters (b. June 15, 1887, d. May 7, 1924)

Family 2: Elizabeth Molitor (b. October 17, 1882, d. October 9, 1977)

Biography

  • Birth: Henry John Gloudemans was born on December 11, 1883 in Little Chute, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Baptism: He was baptized on December 13, 1883 in St John Nepomucene Church, Little Chute, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: He and Henrica Vosters were married on May 12, 1908 in St John Nepomucene Church, Little Chute, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: Henry John Gloudemans and Elizabeth Molitor were married on November 25, 1926.
  • Death: Henry John Gloudemans died on August 2, 1956, at age 72, in Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Burial: He was buried in St John Cemetery, Little Chute, Wisconsin, New/2/38.
  • Note: Little Chute Historical Society 2010 Cemetery Walk
    HENRY J. GLOUDEMANS
    My name is Henry J Gloudemans. I was born on December 11, 1883 to John Gloudemans and Johanna (Annie) Hietpas Gloudemans. I am the grandson of Adrian and Johanna Van Rooy Gloudemans who came to Wisconsin from the Netherlands. My Grandfather lived to be 99 so the Gloudemans had good longevity genes even back then. My dad had a farm and also was one of the original founders of Little Chute Supply Company. I worked very hard on the farm growing up in Little Chute, but I always found time for fun.
    On May 12, 1908, I married Harriet "Hatti" Vosters. We had 10 children, including a set of twins, but my wife and one twin died shortly after childbirth after only 16 years of marriage, leaving me with 9 surviving children, a farm to run and a business.
    Later I met Elizabeth Moliter Schumacher. Elizabeth had been widowed by the death of her first husband, Joseph, and had 6 children. After a short courting, we married on November 25 1926. I was fixing up the house on route N for my new blended family when a fire destroyed the home. The barn was saved. The fire was caused by a gasoline engine which was being used to power a belt to draw water from the well. A spark caused by the friction on the hot oily belt ignited the gasoline and that spread upwards from the belt and its housing over to the house. I was in the process of installing a steam radiator system and despite the flames of the fire; I rushed into the house to rescue those precious steam radiators. Even though I was a very strong man, I burnt my hands on the hot metal, but got them out. My new wife and I rethought how to take care of our 15 children, and we decided to expand the simpler house on the farm at the comer of 41 and N. We added the indoor porch and the extension off the parlor, plus rooms above, making the attic a large dorm for the boys. We had a large tree with a swing and lots of room for children to play kick the can, around the moon, baseball, etc. Two years later, in 1928 my father John died. I bought my father's stock in Little Chute Supply Company. I became the Vice-President and the manager as well. With the farm and the supply company to run, my blended family took on many roles. My sons worked the farm and also worked at Little Chute Supply Co. When the war came, some of my sons, Pete, Rich, and Joe and stepdaughter Elizabeth, served in the military. My son Joe was killed in action. Other sons Bill, John, Tony, kept the farm running for food for our family. The barn was used to store hay and heifers were pastured there. I remember forking manure and hoisting racks of hay into the mow, we worked very hard. My sons Bill, Rich, Tony, John and I also kept Little Chute Supply running. Coal was used to heat most homes and we had built a railroad spur to get the coal brought in. The boxcars of coal, sand, wood, and other materials had to be unloaded by hand. We provided credit to a lot of wives whose husbands were serving in the military. The depression hit and people did not have any money. I saw that customers got coal to stay warm even though they could not pay for it. This meant there was little money for my own family. But since we grew potatoes, cabbage, onions, etc., had milk and meat from the cows on the farm, my family always had food, even if they had to sometimes eat onion sandwiches. I had 40 acres on my farm Today there is a windmill and a group of trees to mark the spot of the Gloudemans farmhouse. The Little Chute High School sits on the spot of my barn.
    I loved people. I was extremely kind and generous. I once lent $4000.00 to a family when their farm burned down and would not hear of taking one cent of interest when they paid it back. I loved to sit in my rocker, read the paper, smoke a cigar, & pet the cat. I would tease the grandchildren by meowing like a cat and saying "where is that cat"? I loved to have picnic lunches with homemade ice cream under the big trees. I was a diabetic, and saved my insulin bottles so the grandchildren could pretend they were bottles for their dolls. I loved to read to the grandchildren. I died August 2, 1956 at 72.
    Presented by Joe Gloudemans - Grandson of Henry

    ©2010 Little Chute Historical Society.

Henrica Vosters

F, b. June 15, 1887, d. May 7, 1924

Parents

Family: Henry John Gloudemans (b. December 11, 1883, d. August 2, 1956)

Biography

  • Birth: Henrica Vosters was born on June 15, 1887 in Freedom, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Baptism: She was baptized on June 15, 1887 in St John Nepomucene Church, Little Chute, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: She and Henry John Gloudemans were married on May 12, 1908 in St John Nepomucene Church, Little Chute, Wisconsin.
  • Death: Henrica Vosters died on May 7, 1924, at age 36, in Little Chute, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Burial: She was buried in St John Cemetery, Little Chute, Wisconsin, New/2/38.
  • Descendant of an Immigrant on: Maria Magdalena

Arnold VanHammond

M, b. March 2, 1882, d. January 2, 1947

Parents

Family: Antoinette VanderVelden (b. April 17, 1885, d. January 18, 1970)

Biography

  • Birth: Arnold VanHammond was born on March 2, 1882 in Little Chute, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Baptism: He was baptized on March 2, 1882 in St John Nepomucene Church, Little Chute, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: He and Antoinette VanderVelden were married on May 8, 1906 in St John Nepomucene Church, Little Chute, Wisconsin.
  • Death: Arnold VanHammond died on January 2, 1947, at age 64, in Little Chute, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Burial: He was buried in St John Cemetery, Little Chute, Wisconsin, New/5/24S.
  • Note: SOURCE: APPLETON POST CRESCENT OBITUARY
    Friday, January 4, 1947

    Arnold Van Hammond, 64, 620 Main St., Little Chute, died at 10 o'clock Thursday morning after an illness of six months. He was born in Little Chute March 2, 1882.

    Survivors are the widow; five daughters, Mrs. George Wydeven, Mrs. Joseph Gerrits, Mrs. Anthony Gloudemans, and Mildred, Little Chute; Mrs. Carl De Bruin, Appleton; two sons, Martin, Kimberly; and Joseph, Kaukauna; three brothers, Cornelius, Oconto Falls; William, Milwaukee; and Jacob, Kimberly; two sisters, Mrs. John Evers, Little Chute, and Mrs. Hattie Vander Velden, Kimberly; and 15 grandchildren.

    The body is at Verkuilen Funeral Home, Little Chute where friends may call after 7 o'clock Friday evening. The Rosary will be said at the funeral home Friday, Saturday and Sunday evenings at 8:15. Funeral services will be conducted at St. John Church by the Rt. Rev. Msgr. John J. Sprangers. Burial will be in the parish cemetery.

Antoinette VanderVelden

F, b. April 17, 1885, d. January 18, 1970

Parents

Family: Arnold VanHammond (b. March 2, 1882, d. January 2, 1947)

Biography

  • Birth: Antoinette VanderVelden was born on April 17, 1885 in Town of Grand Chute, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Baptism: She was baptized on April 18, 1885 in St John Nepomucene Church, Little Chute, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: She and Arnold VanHammond were married on May 8, 1906 in St John Nepomucene Church, Little Chute, Wisconsin.
  • Death: Antoinette VanderVelden died on January 18, 1970, at age 84, in Little Chute, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Burial: She was buried in St John Cemetery, Little Chute, Wisconsin, New/5/24S.
  • Note: SOURCE: APPLETON POST CRESCENT OBITUARY
    Monday, January 19, 1970

    Mrs. Antoinette Van Hammond, 1213 E. Main St., Little Chute, age 84, passed away a 4 p.m. Sunday. She was born April 17, 1885 in Grand Chute and was a member of the St. Elizabeth Society of St. John Catholic Church.

    Survivors are five daughters; Mrs. George [Agnes] Wydeven, Mrs. Earl [Lorraine] De Bruin both of Appleton; Mrs. Joseph [Francis] Gerrits, Mrs. Anthony [Verna] Gloudemans, both of Little Chute; and Mrs. Lloyd [Mildred] Van Der Heiden, Kaukauna; two sons, Martin, Kaukauna and Joseph, Little Chute; 50 grandchildren and 25 great grandchildren.

    Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday at St. John Catholic Church and Interment will be in the parish cemetery. Interment will be in the parish Cemetery with the Rev. Norbert Van De Loo officiating. Friends may call at the Verkuilen Funeral Home after 3 p.m. Tuesday. The St. Elizabeth Society Rosary will be prayed at 6:30 and the prayer service will be held at 8:00 Tuesday evening.

William Vosters

M, b. February 17, 1858, d. March 22, 1925

Parents

Family: Elizabeth Gerrits (b. April 5, 1858, d. June 10, 1901)

Biography

  • Birth: William Vosters was born on February 17, 1858 in Little Chute, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Baptism: He was baptized on February 17, 1858 in St John Nepomucene Church, Little Chute, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: He and Elizabeth Gerrits were married on May 3, 1882 in St John Nepomucene Church, Little Chute, Wisconsin.
  • Death: William Vosters died on March 22, 1925, at age 67, in Town of Freedom, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Burial: He was buried in St John Cemetery, Little Chute, Wisconsin, New/2/34W dates on stone are incorrect - should be 1858-1925.
  • Note: SOURCE: APPLETON POST CRESCENT OBITUARY Tuesday, March 24, 1925 Little Chute- William Vosters, 68, died Sunday evening at home of his son, Peter Vosters after a lingering illness.
    He is survived by four sons and three daughters, Joseph, Martin, Peter, John, Mrs. Henry Williamsen, Mrs. William P. De Bruin and Miss Gertrude Vosters, all of this place.
    Funeral services will be held at 9 o'clock Thursday morning at St. John Church and burial will take place in the Catholic Cemetery.

Elizabeth Gerrits

F, b. April 5, 1858, d. June 10, 1901

Parents

Family: William Vosters (b. February 17, 1858, d. March 22, 1925)

Biography

  • Birth: Elizabeth Gerrits was born on April 5, 1858 in Little Chute, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Baptism: She was baptized on April 5, 1858 in St John Nepomucene Church, Little Chute, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: She and William Vosters were married on May 3, 1882 in St John Nepomucene Church, Little Chute, Wisconsin.
  • Death: Elizabeth Gerrits died on June 10, 1901, at age 43, in Freedom, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Burial: She was buried in St John Cemetery, Little Chute, Wisconsin, New/2/34W.
  • Descendant of an Immigrant on: Maria Magdalena

Marjorie Mary Syring

F, b. July 21, 1922, d. June 17, 2016

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Family 1: Roy W Sprister

Biography

  • Birth: Marjorie Mary Syring was born on July 21, 1922.
  • Marriage: She and Orville Herman Weyenberg were married on June 7, 1947 in St Joseph Church, Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: Marjorie Mary Syring died on June 17, 2016, at age 93, in Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Burial: She was buried in St Nicholas Cemetery, Freedom, Wisconsin.
  • Note: Margie M. Weyenberg, 93, of Freedom, passed away Friday morning, June 17, 2016 at Appleton Medical Center, Appleton. She was born July 21, 1922, daughter of the late Ray and Cecelia (Spielbauar) Syring. On June 7, 1947, she was united in marriage to Orville Weyenberg. He preceded her in death June 21, 2002.

    Margie was a member of St. Nicholas Catholic Church in Freedom. She enjoyed her family and times spent with children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

    She is survived by her children: Amy (Gary) Hodkiewicz, Lyle Weyenberg, Rick (Ann) Weyenberg, Cathy (Steve) Simpson, Dave (Gail) Weyenberg, Mary (Paul) Jochman; 19 grandchildren; 40 great-grandchildren; brother, Mike (Del) Syring; foster child, Norm (Marge) Van Beek; sister-in-law, Ardene Weyenberg.

    Margie is preceded in death by her son, Ron (Donna) Sprister; grandson, Ryan Weyenberg; sister, Rita Anunson; 1st husband, Roy Sprister, killed in WWII and Orville Weyenberg in 2002; sister, Betty (Ed) Hooyman and brother, Tom Syring; foster daughter, Alice Steffens.

    Friends may call at St. Nicholas Catholic Church, Freedom on Monday, June 20, 2016 from 9 a.m. until the funeral mass at 12 noon with Father Walter Stumpf officiating. Burial will take place in the parish cemetery. Online condolences may be expressed at www.muehlboettcher.com

    Muehl-Boettcher Funeral Home, Seymour is assisting with arrangements.

    A special thank you to the staff of Country Villa for all your special care.
    Published in Appleton Post-Crescent from June 18 to June 19, 2016.

Danielle Hodkiewicz

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Ardene Plamann

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Family: Clyde William Weyenberg (b. April 25, 1924, d. May 9, 2009)

Mathias Arnold VanHandel

M, b. August 27, 1917, d. December 16, 1999

Parents

Family 2: Janet Catherine Kieffer (b. December 7, 1921, d. August 7, 2008)

Biography

  • Birth: Mathias Arnold VanHandel was born on August 27, 1917 in Town of Vandenbroek, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: He and Marian Wachtendonk were married on May 14, 1945.
  • Marriage: Mathias Arnold VanHandel and Janet Catherine Kieffer were married on September 13, 1985 in Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: Mathias Arnold VanHandel died on December 16, 1999, at age 82, in Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Burial: He was buried in St John Cemetery, Little Chute, Wisconsin, New/8/79.
  • Note: Mathias "Matt" A. Van Handel, age 82, 908 Eden Avenue,
    Kaukauna, died Thursday, December 16, 1999, at St. Elizabeth's
    Hospital with his family at his side, from complications of a stroke.
    He was born August 27, 1917, in the Town of Vanden Broek,
    the son of the late Fred and Anna (Schumacher) Van Handel. Matt
    married the late Marian (Wachtendonk) Van Handel on May 14,
    1945. On September 13, 1985, he married Jariet (Kieffer) Peters. Matt
    enjoyed fanning all of his life. He was an active member of several
    Catholic parishes, most recently Holy Cross Parish in Kaukauna.
    Matt was a founding member and past chief of the Town of Buchanan
    Volunteer Fire Department. He was a longtime member of the
    Knights of Columbus. His favorite activities included dancing,
    listening to polka music, and playing cards. Matt was a humble man
    who helped many others throughout his life.
    He is survived by his wife, Janet Van Handel, Kaukauna; three
    sons: Paul Van Handel, Kaukauna, Fred (Marilyn) Van Handel, Little
    Chute and their children, Amelia and Rebecca, Luke (Ellen) Van
    Handel, Little Chute; three daughters: Margaret (Michael) Bartelt,
    Hilo, Hawaii, Jean (Robert) Hruska, Libertyville, lllinois, and their
    children, Kelly, Linnea and David, Joyce (Robert) Luckow,
    Kaukauna, and their children, Daniel, Stephanie, Angela and Pamela;
    one stepson, Ken Peters, DePere, and his sons, Kurt and Kevin; five
    stepdaughters: Sharon (Phil) Keener, Brookfield, and their children,
    Renee, Aaron and Jason, Diane (Reginald) Lawrence, Greendale, and
    their children, Scott, Michael and Jeffrey, Shirley (Don) Conrad,
    DePere, and their children, Scott, Michael and Jeffrey, Shirley (Don)
    Conrad, DePere, and their children, Tom and John, Donna (Ron)
    Rosin, Appleton, and their children, Brian and Becky, Darlene (Jeff)
    Vanden Boogart, Kaukauna; four brothers: Art (Bernice) Van
    Handel, Little Chute, Bill (Lorna) Van Handel, Darboy, Rich (Grace)
    Van Handel, Little Chute, Erv (Ruth) Van Handel, Glendale; four
    sisters: Agnes (AI) Smudde, Kaukauna, Irene (George) Stoffel,
    Appleton, Ursula (Clarence) Vanden Heuvel, Little Chute, Audrey
    (Fabian) Van Camp, DePere.
    He was preceded in death by his parents; his first wife of 39
    years, Marian (Wachtendonk) Van Handel, whom he lovingly cared
    for during her lengthy illness; and sisters, Catherine (Micke) Van
    Lanen and Marie (Van Lanen) Dobrinska,
    The family is very grateful for the kindness extended by the staff
    of Four South and the Intensive Care Unit at St. Elizabeth' s Hospital,
    Appleton.
  • Descendant of an Immigrant on: America

Marian Wachtendonk

F, b. August 2, 1924, d. July 19, 1984

Parents

Biography

  • Birth: Marian Wachtendonk was born on August 2, 1924 in Kimberly, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: She and Mathias Arnold VanHandel were married on May 14, 1945.
  • Death: Marian Wachtendonk died on July 19, 1984, at age 59, in Oneida, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Burial: She was buried in St John Cemetery, Little Chute, Wisconsin, New/8/79.
  • Descendant of an Immigrant on: Maria Magdalena

Wilhemina Ebben

F, b. September 13, 1871, d. February 18, 1899

Parents

Family: Peter VanDinter (b. April 25, 1867, d. April 22, 1950)

Biography

  • Birth: Wilhemina Ebben was born on September 13, 1871 in Little Chute, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Baptism: She was baptized on September 13, 1871 in St John Nepomucene Church, Little Chute, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: She and Peter VanDinter were married on June 7, 1892 in St John Nepomucene Church, Little Chute, Wisconsin.
  • Death: Wilhemina Ebben died on February 18, 1899, at age 27, in Little Chute, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Burial: She was buried in St John Cemetery, Little Chute, Wisconsin, Old/13/6.
  • Descendant of an Immigrant on: America

Keith Emil Hammen

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

Jillene Terri Hammen

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

Robert John Hammen

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

Janice Catherine Giordana

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Thomas Francis DeBruin

M, b. June 10, 1931, d. March 23, 2001

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St John High School Yearbook 1949

Biography

  • Birth: Thomas Francis DeBruin was born on June 10, 1931 in Little Chute, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: He died on March 23, 2001, at age 69.
  • Burial: He was buried in St John Cemetery, Little Chute, Wisconsin, New/11/58.
  • Note: My grandpa was taught to drive at an early age. One day, when he was thirteen years old, he decided to take his younger brother Jim and his younger sister Joyce for a drive in his parent's car. The police pulled them over and asked how old they were. Grandpa Tom started to cry and he told them he was thirteen years old. The police had to take them to the police station, which was also the jail. Grandpa Tom had to call home to his parents and have them come get Tom, Ji and Joyce. By this time they were all crying.
    Rob Reynebeau 2006

    My grandpa, Tom De Bruin, was born June 10, 1931. After graduating from Little Chute
    High School, he worked as a meat cutter and sausage maker at Hopfensperger Brothers Meat.
    During the Korean War, he joined the United States Coast Guard and worked in the personnel
    office where he took care of transfers and other paperwork. Three years later, he was
    discharged and began his successful banking career. On May 25, 1961, he married Carol De
    Bruin at Holy Cross Church in Kaukauna. They then settled in Little Chute and started their
    family; having four children. The oldest, Deb, was born on April 30, 1962, then they had a son,
    Frank, on February 19, 1964, and finally a set oftwins, Timothy and Terri, on January 17, 1965.
    In March 1955, he was hired by the National Manufacturers Bank of Neenah. My
    grandpa worked there until August 15, 1956, at which time he took a job as a teller and
    bookkeeper at the Bank of Little Chute. To help him with his career, he attended a banking
    school in Madison for two summers. little did he know that he would spend the next 38 years
    at the same place of employment. After receiving several promotions throughout the years, he
    became President of the bank in 1982. My grandpa remained in this position until his
    retirement in 1994.
    Besides being dedicated to his banking career, he also had a love for music. My grandpa
    began to play the saxophone at the age of 12, at which time he joined the Little Chute
    Community Band. He remained a member for 57 years. He also belonged to several other
    bands including the Kenny Schmaltz Polka Band and the Green Bay Packer Band. My grandpa
    liked to joke with people telling them he played for the Green Bay Packers. When they asked
    what position he played, he would proudly reply "Saxophone." Playing accordion was another
    instrument he enjoyed. He often entertained family and friends as they sat and sang around
    the campfire. The most popular request was for him to perform liThe laughing Polka."
    During his retirement years, he enjoyed doing woodworking as a hobby. He kept very
    busy, especially during the holidays, making many popular Christmas decorations such as large
    Santa Claus cutouts and greeting signs. In addition, my grandpa also made wood dogs, along
    with their little puppies, and fun, lasting games.
    In December 2000, my grandpa was diagnosed with acute leukemia. He fought the
    illness for several months until he passed away on March 23, 2001.
    Troy De Bruin, 2010

    My grandpa was born in June 10, 1931. He was the son of Frank and Agnes De Bruin. He was baptized at St. John's church in Little Chute. Well now, I don't know much about him but I know plenty to write about him. He married my grandma, Carol. They had four kids. My mom, Deb, Frank, Tim and Terri (they are twins). Also when I heard the story of my sister and my grandpa I thought he was already an angel that we all could see, because when my sister tried things with my mom she would fail but when she went with my grandpa she succeeded. I just wish he was still alive because I want to talk to him to see if all the stories are true.
    After high school my grandpa went to work for a meat cutting factory, called Hopfensperger's. Then he was called to serve in the coast guard during the Korean War. After that he worked at the First National Bank in Neenah for a short time. He joined the Little Chute Bank in 1956. He began as a teller. He worked his way up to president and that was in 1980. He retired after 38 years, in 1994.
    My grandpa also wanted everyone to play an instrument because he said if you play an instrument you feel a lot better and will get rid of all the stress that you had inside of you. My grandpa played the saxophone, clarinet, piano and little bit of the violin. He began playing when he was 13. We say that he played for the Green Bay Packers. Which he didn't really play, but he played in the band for the Packers. He loved everyone and everything. And when he died I was one year old. He died on March 23, 2001.
    Mary Hammen, 2011.
  • Note: SOURCE: APPLETON POST CRESCENT OBITUARY
    Saturday, March 24, 2001
    Thomas R. De Bruin
    1302 E. Lincoln Ave.
    Little Chute
    Age 69, began his eternal life on Friday, March 23, 2001 as a result of acute leukemia. He was born June 10, 1931, in Little Chute, son of Frank and Agnes [Vandenberg] De Bruin. Tom married Carol Van Zeeland on May 25, 1961 at Holy Cross Catholic Church, Kaukauna. He was a lifetime member of St. John Catholic Church. Tom was employed by the Bank of Little Chute for 38 years and retired after serving as president from 1980 to 1994. He served on the Board of Directors from 1970 to the present. Tom enjoyed performing in the Little Chute Community Band, of which he was a member for 56 years. He was also a member of the American Legion Jacob Coppus Post 258, Little Chute, and served in the Coast Guard during the Korean War. Tom was best known for his fun loving personality and endless supply of jokes. He chershed the time he spent with his family, friends and especially his grandchildren.

    He is survived by his wife, Carol; four children, Deb [Keith] Hammen, Little Chute; Frank [Rachelle] De Bruin, De Pere; Tim [Lisa] De Bruin, Little Chute; Terri [Dan] Reyneabeau, Little Chute; 14 grandchildren; Jill, Kevin, Mike, Kate, Willy and Mary Hammen; expectant baby to Frank and Rachelle; Tiffany, Jodi, Steffany and Troy De Bruin; Kari, Ryan, Melissa and Rob Reyneabeau; a brother Jim [Delores] De Bruin, Little Chute; two sisters, Betty Peerenboom, Appleton; Joyce Bouressa, Kaukauna; three sisters in-law, Joan Voet, Kaukauna; Mary [Tom] Kalupa, Kaukauna; Margaret [Bob] Bucchei, De Pere; two brothers in-law, Bernie [Bonnie] Van Zeeland, Kaukauna; Ed [Patty] Van Zeeland, Kaukauna; step brother in-law, William [Ruth] Theums, Wrightstown; step sister in-law, Marlene [Jim] Coenen, Wrightstown; a special aunt and uncle, Merly and Jayne Vandenberg, Kaukauna.

    He was preceded in death by his parents, an infant sister, Betty, father in-law and mother in-law, Bernard and Catherine Van Zeeland, step mother in-law, Christina 'Teenie' Van Zeeland and three brothers in law, Don Bouressa, Joe Peerenboom and Dan Vort.

    Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday March 26, 2001 at St John Catholic Church, Little Chute with the Rev. Msgr. James Vanden Hogen officiating. Interment will be in the parish cemetery. Friends may call at the Verkuilen Funeral Home from 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday with a prayer service at 6 p.m. and a veterans service at 6:30 p.m. A visitation will also be held Monday at the funeral home from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Military rites will follow the Mass by the Jacob Coppus American Legion Post 258.
  • Graduation: He graduated from St John High School, Little Chute, in 1949.
  • Descendant of an Immigrant on: America

Carol Ann VanZeeland

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  • Descendant of an Immigrant on: America

Stephen Mark Reybrock

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  • Descendant of an Immigrant on: America