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Andrew William Vosters

M, b. February 7, 1917, d. January 2, 2006

Parents

Biography

  • Birth: Andrew William Vosters was born on February 7, 1917 in Freedom, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: He and Calixta Mary Schuh were married on November 13, 1947 in St Nicholas Church, Freedom, Wisconsin.
  • Death: Andrew William Vosters died on January 2, 2006, at age 88.
  • Burial: He was buried in St John Cemetery, Little Chute, Wisconsin, New/1/56.
  • Note: Source: Appleton Post Crescent Obituary


    Wednesday, January 4, 2006

    Vosters, Andrew (Andy) Joseph


    Andrew (Andy) Joseph Vosters, W2681 North Crest Drive, Kaukauna, WI 54130, age 88, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, January 2nd. His wife and children were at his side. He was greeted there by his brother Ernest who died 1-1-06 and his brother-in-law Reverend Earl Schuh who died 12-27-05. He was born on February 7th, 1917, in Freedom, Wisconsin, the son of the late Martin and Anna (De Groot) Vosters. He married Calixta Schuh on November 13th, 1947, and they shared 58 years together. They farmed in the town of Grand Chute from 1950 to 1980. He was a lifetime member of St. John Catholic Church, Little Chute. He honored his country by serving in the U.S. Army during World War II from 1941 to 1945. He fought battles in Normandy, Northern France, Ardennes, Rhineland and Central Europe and the Battle of the Bulge. He received the American Defense Service Ribbon, European, African, Middle Eastern Theater Ribbon with one Silver Battle Star. He also received four overseas service bars, one service stripe and a good conduct medal.

    Andy spent most of his lifetime farming in which he took great pride and joy. He enjoyed being close to nature working with the animals and tilling the soil. He also helped several of his children establish themselves in farming along with lending a helping hand to anyone who needed him. While farming, he was a member in numerous farm organizations and cooperatives. He was a member of the American Legion Post No. 258, First Degree Knight of Columbus, Holy Name Society, a life member of Father Solanus Guild and the Sacred Heart League. Family gatherings were always special, as was the time spent with his children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. Playing cards with family and friends was a favorite pastime.

    He is survived by his wife Calixta Vosters. He is further survived by three daughters: Anna (Pat) Schadrie of Legend Lake, and their five children: Brian (Candace) Schadrie, Jodie (Mike) Madison, Stacey (Jason) Rottier, Eric (Lacey) Schadrie, and Julie Schadrie; Marlene (Carl) Boucher, Sherwood and their four children: Amy (Mike) McGowan, Andy (Jolene)Boucher, Angela and Alissa Boucher. Elaine (Bruce) Diedrick, Freedom and their three children: Jeff (Fiance Amy Schaefer), Christina (Jason) Presteen and Amanda Diedrick. He is also survived by two sons, Marv (Patti) Vosters of Appleton and their four children: Jenny (Nick) Schaumberg, Joe, Adam, and Doug Vosters; Vic (Michelle) Vosters of Appleton and their five children: James, Zachary, Issac, Richard, and Michaela Vosters. He is further survived by fifteen great-grandchildren, Jared, Jordan, Gracie Schadrie, Caleb, Brady, and Cecelia Madison, Jaden, Jackson, and Alex Rottier, Trista Schadrie, Gavin and Sophia McGowan, Carson, Griffin and Avarie Boucher. Andy is also further survived by five brothers and their wives, Sylvester (Jane), Norbert (Marion), Gilbert (Isabelle), Arthur and Simon Vosters; one sister and her husband, Theresa (Lambert) Spierings. He is also survived by one sister-in-law Jen Vosters; two brothers-in-law and their wives, Peter (Ceil) Schuh, and Art (Millie) Schuh and two sisters-in-law, Helen and Ceil Schuh.

    He was preceded in death by his parents, Martin and Anna Vosters; grandson Steve Vosters, his brothers: Wilfred and Ernest, and two sisters and their husbands, Elizabeth (Norbert) Becker and Agnes (Gordon) Vande Hey, two sisters in law, Eunice and Arlene Vosters. He was also preceded in death by his wife's family, brothers and sisters in law, Clem, Ignatius (Martha), Raymond (Bertha) Servanus, Gus (Agnes), Reverend Earl Schuh, Clara (Casper) Schauer and Anna (Henry) Vosters.


    Andy's Mass of Christian Burial will be 11 a.m. on Saturday January 7, 2006, at St. John Nepomucene Catholic Church, Little Chute, with Fr. Patrick Beno officiating. Friends will be received on FRIDAY at the Boettcher Family Funeral Home, 2401 Fieldcrest Drive, Kaukauna from 3 p.m. until the Parish Prayer service at 8 p.m. and again on SATURDAY at Church from 9 a.m. until the time of service. Full military burial rites will be preformed by American Legion Post No. 258 outside of Church following Andy's service and burial will follow in St. John Catholic cemetery. A memorial fund has been established.

    The family would like to express a special thank you to Rachael and the staff of Affinity Hospice.

    Andrew was a caring and loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather, who was dearly admired by his family. Even though he was small in stature, he had a big heart. He was known to everyone as a gentle and loving person. The twinkle in his eyes spoke of the love in his heart. His absence will be deeply felt by all who knew and loved him. Our memories of the many special times he shared with us will remain in our hearts forever.

    Feelings We feel sad, for what we have lost. We feel happy, for what we have had. We feel poor, for the empty spaces. We feel rich, for we have each other. We will cry, for what we can't have. We will laugh, for our memories treasured. We will hurt, for the love we can't give. We will rejoice, for the love we have received. We will be restless, for our lives are not whole. We will be peaceful, for we know it is not forever. Your loving family Author unknown.
  • Descendant of an Immigrant on: Maria Magdalena

Calixta Mary Schuh

F, b. February 13, 1919, d. December 3, 2011

Parents

Biography

  • Birth: Calixta Mary Schuh was born on February 13, 1919 in Freedom, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: She and Andrew William Vosters were married on November 13, 1947 in St Nicholas Church, Freedom, Wisconsin.
  • Death: Calixta Mary Schuh died on December 3, 2011, at age 92.
  • Burial: She was buried in St John Cemetery, Little Chute, Wisconsin, New/1/56.
  • Note: Calixta Vosters, Kaukauna, was surrounded by the love of her family as she made her final journey to heaven on Saturday, December 3, 2011. Her children were at her side in her final moments on Earth until the angels guided her to her new home where she was greeted by her husband Andrew, grandson Steve, her parents, brothers and sisters and many relatives. Calixta was born Feb. 13, 1919 in Freedom, Wisconsin the daughter of the late Peter and Anna (Schmitt) Schuh. On November 13, 1947, Calixta married Andrew Vosters with whom she spent the next 58 years of her life. Together they raised a family of five on their farm in the town of Grand Chute. They spent 30 happy years on the farm, where Calixta always had home cooked meals, bread or cookies in the oven and a stocked candy box. Her love of cooking and sharing a meal is a tradition that lives on in all three of her daughters. You could never leave her house without having something to eat. Every meal ended with "Here, have more, or finish it". You always left feeling like you ate too much. She always had beautiful flower gardens and a large vegetable garden while living on the farm. In 1991 Calixta and Andrew sold the farm and built a new home where they shared many wonderful years of retirement, visiting relatives and friends and playing cards until Andrew's passing in 2006.

    Calixta's life revolved around her family, and for her, anything was a reason for a gathering. Celebrating Christmas, the many birthdays and summer baseball parties were just some of the reasons to get together. Calixta and Andrew's love grew from five children to 22 grandchildren to 28 great-grandchildren and counting. Calixta loved holding all those newborn babies. Everyone always enjoyed the molasses cookies at Mom or Grandma's house. Calixta loved playing cards, watching the birds, talking on the phone, and visiting with family and friends. Even as Calixta's health failed her, she played a mean game of 500 Rummy.

    Calixta's faith was always at the center of her life. Mom and Dad would lead a daily rosary with their children as they were growing up. They always celebrated their anniversary with Mass followed with dinner. She was a member of St John Catholic Church in Little Chute, a past member of the St. Elizabeth Society, a lifetime member of Father Solanus Guild, the Scapular Militia and the Sacred Heart League. She had a deep devotion to the Blessed Mother and her rosary was always at her side.

    She is survived by: Daughter Anna (Pat) Schadrie and their children & grandchildren: Brian (Candace) Schadrie -- Jared, Jordan & Gracie Schadrie; Jodie (Mike) Madison -- Caleb, Brady, & Cecelia Madison; Stacey (Jason) Rottier -- Jaden, Jackson, & Alex Rottier; Eric (Lacey) Schadrie -- Trista, Taren, Talia, & Treya Schadrie; and Julie (Chester) Janke -- Chet, and twins Addy & Ella Janke. Daughter Marlene (Carl) Boucher and their children and grandchildren: Amy (Mike) Mc Gowan -- Gavin, Sophia & Evelyn McGowan; Andy (Jolene) Boucher -- Carson, and twins Avarie & Griffin Boucher; Angela Boucher; and Alissa (Dan) Miller. Son Marv (Patti) Vosters and their children and grandchildren: Jenny (Nick) Schaumberg - Gabby &Evelyn Schaumberg; Steve Vosters (deceased), Joe (Megan) Vosters, Adam Vosters, Doug Vosters (fiancée Kelsey Kember). Daughter Elaine (Bruce) Diedrick and their children and grandchildren, Jeff (Amy) Diedrick - Payton & Connor Diedrick; Christina, (Jason) Presteen, Abigail, Cally Presteen; Amanda (Jay) Springstroh and Baby Springstroh due March 2012. Son Vic (Michelle) Vosters and their children: James, Zachary, Isaac, Richard, & Michaela. Calixta is further survived by her brother Art (Millie) Schuh, and sisters-in-law Ceil Schuh, wife of Clem, and Ceil Schuh, wife of Peter. She is also survived by brothers-in-law Norbert (Marion) Vosters, Gilbert (Isabelle) Vosters, Art Vosters, Simon Vosters, and sisters-in-law Jen Vosters, Theresa (Lambert) Spierings and over 130 nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband Andrew, her grandson Steve, her parents Peter and Anna Schuh, her brothers, sisters, and in-laws, Clem, Ignatius (Martha), Servanus (Helen), Gustave (Agnes), Ray (Bertha), Peter, Clara (Casper) Schauer, Anna (Hank) Vosters, Fr. Earl Schuh. She was also preceded in death by Andy's parents, Martin and Anna Vosters, brothers and sisters and in-laws: Wilfred, Ernest, Sylvester (Jane), Agnes (Gordon) Van De Hey, Elizabeth (Norbert) Becker, Eunice Vosters, and Arlene Vosters.

    Mass of Christian Burial for Calixta will be at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, December 9, 2011 at ST. JOHN NEPOMUCENE CATHOLIC CHURCH, 323 Pine St., Little Chute with Msgr. James Vanden Hogen celebrating. Friends may call on Thursday, December 8, 2011 at BOETTCHER FAMILY FUNERAL HOME, 2401 Fieldcrest Dr., Kaukauna from 3:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. with a Parish Prayer Service at 7:30 p.m. concluding the evening. Friends may call again on Friday directly at church from 9:30 a.m. until the time of service. Burial will take place in the parish cemetery. A memorial fund in Calixta's name is being established.

    Calixta was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother who was dearly loved and greatly admired by her family. She loved to be feisty and make people laugh, even in her final days. Our memories of the many special times she shared with us will remain forever in our hearts. She lived for her family, and now her spirit lives on in them. Thanks Mom for the special life you've given each and everyone of us!

    The family would like to express a special thank you to the neighbors for always being there for her, the caretakers for the love and compassion Mom received at home and at Brewster Village. We would also like to thank all those who visited with Mom, it made her days pass more quickly.

    And when evening creeps upon me,

    I'll never fear to be alone.

    Once again, O Blessed Mother,

    Take my hand and lead me home.


    Published in Appleton Post-Crescent from December 5 to December 6, 2011.

Agnes Vosters

F, b. April 23, 1918, d. August 6, 1980

Parents

Biography

  • Birth: Agnes Vosters was born on April 23, 1918 in Freedom, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: She and Gordon Sherman VandeHey were married on November 21, 1940 in St John Nepomucene Church, Little Chute, Wisconsin.
  • Death: Agnes Vosters died on August 6, 1980, at age 62, in Kaukauna, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Burial: She was buried in St Nicholas Cemetery, Freedom, Wisconsin.
  • Note: Appleton Post Crescent Obituary Thursday, August 7, 1980

    Mrs. Gordon Vande Hey [Agnes Vosters] 10750 Liberty, Kaukauna

    Age 62, died at 11:30 p.m. Wednesday after a brief illness. She was born April 23, 1918 in the Town of Freedom. She and her husband farmed in the Freedom area from 1946 until 1980. She was a member of St. Nicholas Catholic Church and the Christian Mother's.

    Survivors include her husband, Gordon; seven daughters, Mrs. Robert [Donna] Weyers, Kennewick, Washington; Mrs. James [Audrey] Temmer, Appleton; Mrs. Robert [Janice] Van Rossum, Rt. 2, De Pere; Mrs. Carl [Sharon] Theunis, Rt. 3, Kaukauna; Shirley Micke, Kaukauna; Mrs. Lloyd [Debbie] Van Handel, Rt. 5, Appleton; Darlene Vande Hey, at home; three sons, Peter, Rt. 3, Kaukauna; Richard and Allen, both of Kaukauna; seven brothers, Ves Vosters, Rt. 5, Appleton; Andrew Vosters, JJ Appleton; Norbert Vosters, Rt. 5, Appleton; Gilbert Vosters, Rt. 2, Kaukauna; Art Vosters, French Rd, Appleton; Ernest Vosters, Kimberly; Simon Vosters, Rt. 2, Kaukauna; a sister, Mrs. Lambert [Theresa] Spierings, Little Chute; 23 grandchildren.

    She was preceded in death by a brother, Wilfred; and a sister, Mrs. Norbert [Elizabeth] Becker. The funeral will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday from St. Nicholas Catholic Church, Freedom with the Rev. Leander Nickel officiating. Interment will be in the parish cemetery. Friends may call at the Verkuilens Funeral Home in Little Chute after 3 p.m. Friday and from 9 a.m. Saturday until the time of the service. There will be a Christian Mothers Rosary at 7 p.m. Friday and a prayer service at 8 p.m. Friday.
  • Descendant of an Immigrant on: Maria Magdalena

Gordon Sherman VandeHey

M, b. October 18, 1919, d. June 4, 1991

Parents

Biography

  • Birth: Gordon Sherman VandeHey was born on October 18, 1919 in Wrightstown, Brown Co, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: He and Agnes Vosters were married on November 21, 1940 in St John Nepomucene Church, Little Chute, Wisconsin.
  • Death: Gordon Sherman VandeHey died on June 4, 1991, at age 71, in Little Chute, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Burial: He was buried in St Nicholas Cemetery, Freedom, Wisconsin.
  • Note: Source: Appleton Post Crescent Obituary Wednesday, June 5, 1991

    Gordon Vande Hey N4050 Liberty Ln Freedom

    Age 71, died at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 4, 1991. He was born October 18, 1919 in Wrightstown. He had farmed in Freedom prior to his retirement. Gordy was an avid deer hunter. He was a member of St. Nicholas Catholic Church and American Legion Post 258, Little Chute. He served in the Army during World War II.

    Survivors include six daughters, Donna and Robert Weyers, Missoula, Montana; Audrey and James Temmer, Appleton; Janice and Robert Van Rossum, De Pere; Sharon and Carl Theunis, Kaukauna; Shirley and Tom Greiner, De Pere; Debbie and Lloyd Van Handel, Kaukauna; three sons, Peter and Joni Vande Hey, Kaukauna; Richard and Debbie Vande Hey, Kaukauna; Allen and Jean Vande Hey, De Pere; four brothers, Dave Vande Hey, Kimberly; Leonard Vande Hey, Little Chute; Ernest Vande Hey, Kaukauna; Amos Vande Hey, De Pere; two sisters, Mrs. Irene Verhagen, Little Chute; Mrs. Norbert [Lorraine] Weyenberg, Kaukauna; 31 grandchildren, and two great grandchildren.

    He was preceded in death by his wife, Agnes; a daughter, Darlene; three sisters, Delia, Margaret and Gertrude; four brothers, Pete, Clem, Fritz and Nick.

    Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday from St. Nicholic Catholic Church, Freedom with the Rev. Dennis Ryan officiating. Interment will be in the parish cemetery. Friends may call at the Verkuilen Funeral Home, Little Chute from 4 until 9 p.m. Thursday and visitation will be at the church after 9:30 a.m. Friday. There will be an American Legion service at 7 p.m. Thursday and a parish prayer service at 7 :30 p.m. Thursday. Military rites will be conducted following the 11 a.m. service Friday. A memorial fund is being established for St. Nicholas Catholic Church.
  • Descendant of an Immigrant on: America

Troy Gerrits

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Parents

  • Descendant of an Immigrant on: America

Wilfred Henry Vosters

M, b. October 9, 1920, d. December 24, 1967

Parents

Family: Eunice Mary Nelessen (b. May 6, 1925, d. July 14, 2004)

St John High School Yearbook 1939

Biography

  • Birth: Wilfred Henry Vosters was born on October 9, 1920 in Freedom, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: He and Eunice Mary Nelessen were married on May 22, 1947 in St Paul Church, Wrightstown, Brown Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: Wilfred Henry Vosters died on December 24, 1967, at age 47, in Town of Grand Chute, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Burial: He was buried in St John Cemetery, Little Chute, Wisconsin, New/7/56.
  • Note: Source: Appleton Post Crescent Obituary Tuesday, December 26, 1967

    Mr. Wilfred Vosters 4834 N. French Rd. Appleton

    Age 47, passed away Sunday morning at 7:40. He was born in the Town of Freedom, October 16, 1920. He was a member of the Holy Name Cociety and the Jacob Coppus Post, Little Chute.

    He is survived by his wife, Eunice; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Martin Vosters, Rt. 5, Appleton; four daughters; all at home, Judy, Sandra, Sherry and Jaculine; six sons, all at home, Martin, Ronald, Ralph, Roger, Floyd and Bruce; seven brothers; Sylvester, Norbert and Arthur of Rt. 5, Appleton; Andrew, Rt. 2, Appleton; Gilbert and Simon, Rt. 1, Ka;ukauna; and Ernest of Kimberly;l three sisters, Mrs. Norbert [Elizabeth] Becker, Black Creek; Mrs. Gordon [Agnes] Vande Hey, Tr. 1, Kaukauna; and Mrs. Lambert [Therese] Spierings, Little Chute.

    Funeral services will be held Wednesday morning at 10 a.m. at St. Johns Catholic Church, Little Chute with the Rev. Martin Vosbeek officiating. Burial will be in the parish cemetery. Friends may call at the Verkuilen Funeral Home, Little Chute, after 2 p.m. this afternoon and the rosary will be prayed at 8 p.m. Military funeral services will follow the mass.
  • Graduation: He graduated from St John High School, Little Chute, in 1939.
  • Descendant of an Immigrant on: Maria Magdalena

Eunice Mary Nelessen

F, b. May 6, 1925, d. July 14, 2004

Parents

Family 1: Wilfred Henry Vosters (b. October 9, 1920, d. December 24, 1967)

Family 2: Arthur William Vosters (b. August 21, 1923, d. September 18, 2017)

Biography

  • Birth: Eunice Mary Nelessen was born on May 6, 1925 in Wrightstown, Brown Co, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: She and Wilfred Henry Vosters were married on May 22, 1947 in St Paul Church, Wrightstown, Brown Co, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: Eunice Mary Nelessen and Arthur William Vosters were married on October 6, 1977 in Little Chute, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: Eunice Mary Nelessen died on July 14, 2004, at age 79, in Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Burial: She was buried in St John Cemetery, Little Chute, Wisconsin, New/7/56.
  • Note: Source: Appleton Post Crescent Obituary

    Saturday July 17, 2004

    Vosters, Eunice M.

    Eunice M. Vosters, Appleton, age 79, died Thursday, July 15, 2004 at her home. She was born May 6, 1925 in Wrightstown, daughter of Antone and Sophia (Lamers) Nelessen. Eunice married Wilfred Vosters, May 22, 1947 in Wrightstown and he preceded her in death December 24, 1967. She married Arthur Vosters, October 6, 1977 in Little Chute. She was a member of St. John Nepomucene Catholic Church, Little Chute and the St. Elizabeth Society. Eunice was a volunteer with the Mission Club of the church and at St. Elizabeth Hospital for many years.

    She is survived by her husband, Arthur; her children: Judy (Jerry) Janssen, Grafton; Ron (Mary) Vosters, Freedom; Ralph (Denise) Vosters, Olathe, Kansas; Sandie (Gary) Lange and Floyd (Sandy) Vosters, both of Appleton; Bruce (Jody) Vosters, Hatley; Sherry (Nick) Hermann, Ivanhoe, Illinois; Jackie (Kevin) Reichenberger, Oshkosh; Lin Vosters, Freedom and her fiance Vic Salm. Eunice was preceded in death by her children: Marty, Dale, Rog and Marianne Vosters. She is also survived by 28 grandchildren: Heather, Jeremy, Christopher, Jason, Jesi, Aaron, Andee, Sarah, Bill, Luke, Rodney, Nicole, Michelle, Mike, Alicia, Alena, Adam, Jennifer, Cassandra, Melissa, Samantha, Zachariah, Leah, Ben, Lee, Lindsey, Alexandria and Emily; four great-grandchildren: Ashlyn, Justin, Jade and Marty; brothers and sisters: Marie Vosters, Eugene (Bernice) Nelessen, Bob (Marion) Nelessen, Jim (Rita) Nelessen, Delores (Gene) Van Camp, Milly (Gordy) Newhouse, Helen (Rich) Diedrick, Dolly (Dale) Meulemans; brothers and sisters-in-law: Sylvester (Jane), Andrew (Calixta), Norbert (Marian), Gilbert (Isabelle), Ernest (Jeanette) and Simon Vosters, Theresa (Lambert) Spierings, Mary (Robert) Kessler, Ceil Nelessen, Ceil Vande Hey; numerous nieces and nephews.

    Mrs. Vosters was also preceded in death by her parents, brothers and sisters: Norbert Nelessen, Ruth (Len) Vande Hey, Urban (Betty) Nelessen, Clarence Nelessen, Agnes (Gordy) Vande Hey, Elizabeth (Norbert) Becker and Arlene Vosters.

    Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Monday, July 19, 2004 at St. John Nepomucene Catholic Church with Rev. Msgr. James Vanden Hogen officiating. Interment will be in St. John Cemetery, Little Chute. Friends may call at the Verkuilen Funeral Home from 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday and from 9 to 10 a.m. Monday. A prayer service will be held 7:30 p.m. Sunday. A memorial has been established for the church.

    Mom...For your gifts of faith, love, strength, humor, wisdom and humility that you have generously shared with all of us. We love you and are forever grateful!


    VERKUILEN FUNERAL HOME 101 Canal Street Little Chute

    788-3321.

Gilbert Joseph Vosters

M, b. June 20, 1922, d. August 13, 2014

Parents

St John High School Yearbook 1942

Biography

  • Birth: Gilbert Joseph Vosters was born on June 20, 1922.
  • Marriage: He and Isabelle Irma VandenBerg were married on August 7, 1947 in St Paul Church, Wrightstown, Brown Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: Gilbert Joseph Vosters died on August 13, 2014, at age 92.
  • Burial: He was buried in St Nicholas Cemetery, Freedom, Wisconsin.
  • Note: Ilbert Joseph Vosters

    Gilbert Vosters, age 92, of Freedom, passed away on August 13, 2014 at home with his loving family at his side. Gilbert was born on June 20, 1922 to Martin and Anna (DeGroot) Vosters. On August 7, 1947 he was united in marriage to Isabelle Vandenberg and they celebrated 67 years last week. He was a member of St Nicholas Church in Freedom, where he was on the board as trustee for 4 years. He served in the Army as Corporal during WWII in Europe from 1944 -1946. Gilbert was an active lifetime member of the VFW post #7692, Honor Guard for the American Legion post #258, and member of Knights of Columbus Post #8061. In 1950, Gil & Isabelle bought a dairy farm in Freedom. Even into his retirement, (1987) he still loved to help out and work the land. Gil & Isabelle's special times included attending church, playing cards with their children, family and friends, Friday fish fries, and enjoyed driving in the country, taking in the sites of farm activities. He truly loved his family and nature.

    Gilbert is survived by his loving wife, Isabelle and their twelve childen: Karen (Charlie) Breitzke of Florida and their son Travis (Casey) Breitzke; Diane (Bob) Froehlich of Freedom and their children, Stacy (Tim) Lenz, Jason, Adam (Mary) Froehlich; Janet (Cal) Stapel of Kimberly and their children, Nicholas, & Tony (Brianna) Stapel; Emily (Bob) VandenHeuvel of Black Creek and their children, Tina (Dan) Kasten, Brenda (Mike) Riska, Andrew (Sarah), Aaron (Emily) VandenHeuvel; Ethel (Gary) Gonnering of Freedom and their children, Nathan (Michelle) Gonnering, Jennifer (Brad) Arndt, Matthew, & Whitney Gonnering; Christine (Bill) Kohrt of Freedom; Cindy (Gary) Scheelk of Freedom and their children, Ryan (Katie) Scheelk, Mandy (Luke) Farrell, and Missy Scheelk & fiance' Bryan Lacy; Mark (Jodi) Vosters of Freedom and their children, Austin, & Seth Vosters; Glen (Kris) Vosters of Freedom and their children, Derek, & Alex Vosters; Vicki (Dick) Krueger of Appleton and their children, Alisha, Joshua, & Jena Krueger; Shelly Vosters of Appleton; Kevin (Angela) Vosters of Freedom and their children, Luke, Ashlyn, & Lauren Vosters;

    Also surviving are 18 great-grandchildren; son-in-law, Bill Ambrosius; brothers: Arthur Vosters and Simon Vosters; a sister, Theresa (Jim) Spierings; sisters and brothers-in-law: Jen Vosters, Marion Vosters, Pearl Pleshek, June (Merlin) School, Joan Schultz, and James Hoffman; and many nieces & nephews.

    Gil was preceded in death by his parents, Martin & Anna Vosters; his daughter, Beverly Ambrosius, and his infant twin daughters; and granddaughter VandenHeuvel; father and mother-in-law, Nicholas & Gertrude Vandenberg; his brothers: Ves (Jane) Vosters, Andrew (Calixta) Vosters, Norbert Vosters, Bill (Eunice) Vosters, Ernest Vosters; his sisters: Liz (Norb) Becker, Agnes (Gordon) VandeHey; brothers and sisters-in-law: Arlene Vosters, Zeta (Nick) Huisman, Emery Mollen, Jean (Ted) VanDera, Yvonne Hoffman, Margie Vandenberg, Douglas (Carol) Vandenberg, Roy Pleshek, Bill Schultz.

    Friends may call the Verkuilen Funeral Home, 101 Canal St., Little Chute, on Monday, August 18, 2014, from 4:00 - 8:00 p.m. with a parish prayer service at 7:30 p.m., and again on Tuesday, August 19, 2014, at St. Nicholas Catholic Church, W2037 County Road S, Freedom, from 9:00 a.m. until the time of Mass at 11:00 a.m. Full military honors will be performed immediately following the Mass by Freedom VFW Post #7692 and Jacob Coppus American Legion Post #258. Gilbert will be buried at St Nicholas Cemetery. Condolences may be expressed by visiting www.verkuilenfh.com.

    The family would like to extend special thanks to the nursing staff of AMC, TCAH Hospice, and also the many blessing from Fr. Walter Stumpf and Deacon Don.

    Gil - a great husband, dad, grandfather, friend and an amazing man and wonderful role model. You will be greatly missed!
  • Graduation: He graduated from St John High School, Little Chute, in 1942.
  • Descendant of an Immigrant on: Maria Magdalena

Isabelle Irma VandenBerg

F, b. November 22, 1924, d. January 30, 2017

Parents

Biography

  • Birth: Isabelle Irma VandenBerg was born on November 22, 1924 in Kaukauna, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: She and Gilbert Joseph Vosters were married on August 7, 1947 in St Paul Church, Wrightstown, Brown Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: Isabelle Irma VandenBerg died on January 30, 2017, at age 92.
  • Burial: She was buried in St Nicholas Cemetery, Freedom, Wisconsin.
  • Note: Vosters, Isabelle Irma

    Isabelle Vosters, age 92, of Freedom, passed away on January 30, 2017, at the Country Villa Assisted Living peacefully in her sleep. Isabelle was born on November 22, 1924, in Kaukauna, daughter of Nicholas and Gertrude Vandenberg. On August 7, 1947 she was united in marriage to Gilbert Vosters. Gilbert and Isabelle celebrated 67 years of marriage. She was a devoted member of St. Nicholas Catholic church in Freedom where she was a Christian mother. She also worked at the hot lunch program. Gilbert & Isabelle ran a dairy farm from 1950 to 1987 in the Freedom area with the help of their family. Isabelle was always there providing for their family baking bread, cooking and making pies. Gilbert and Isabelle's routine included attending church and playing sheepshead or smear on Sundays. They enjoyed Friday fish fries and making the rounds to visit the ones unable to get out. They enjoyed trips to the casino.

    Isabelle is survived by her twelve children:

    Karen (Charlie) Breitzke of The Villages in Florida and their child Travis (Casey) Breitzke:

    Diane (Bob) Froehlich of Neenah and their three children: Stacy (Tim) Lenz, Jason, Adam (Mary) Froehlich:

    Jan (Calvin) Stapel of Kimberly and their two children: Nicholas (Betsy), Tony (Breanna) Stapel:

    Emily (Bob) VandenHeuvel of Black Creek and their four children: Tina (Dan) Kasten, Brenda (Mike) Riska, Andrew (Sarah), Aaron (Emily) VandenHeuvel:

    Ethel Gonnering of Freedom and her four children: Nathan (Michelle) Gonnering, Jennifer (Brad) Arndt, Matthew, Whitney Gonnering:

    Christine (Bill) Kohrt of Freedom:

    Cindy (Gary) Scheelk of Freedom and their three children: Ryan (Katie), Mandy (Luke) Farrell, Missy (Brian) Lacy:

    Mark (Jodi) Vosters of Freedom and their two children: Austin, Seth Vosters:

    Glen (Kris) Vosters of Freedom and their two children: Derek (finance' Kayley), Alex Vosters:

    Vicki (Dick) Krueger of Appleton and their three children: Alisha, Joshua, Jena Krueger:

    Shelly (Bruce) Verhagen of Appleton:

    Kevin (Angela) Vosters of Freedom and their three children: Luke, Ashlyn, Lauren Vosters:

    Also surviving are 25 Great-grandchildren, son-in-law, Bill Ambrosius, sisters: June School and Joan Schultz;

    Her Husband's family: Marion Vosters, Art Vosters, Simon Vosters, Theresa (Lambert) Spierings, Jen Vosters;

    Godchildren: Audrey Timmers, Kathy Ashauer, Margie Schultz, Sandy Hoelzel, Dawn VandeVoort.

    Isabelle was preceded in death by her husband, Gilbert; her parents, Nicholas & Gertrude Vandenberg and her in laws, Martin & Anna Vosters; her daughter, Beverly Ambrosuis; her infant twin daughters; son-in-law, Gary Gonnering;

    her siblings and in-laws: Zeta (Nick) Heisman, Yvonne (Jim) Hoffman, Margie Vandenberg, Jean (Ted) VanDera, Pearl (Roy) Pleshek, Merlin School, Bill Schultz, Douglas (Carol) Vandenberg; her Husband's family: Ves (Jane) Vosters, Andrew (Calixta) Vosters, Bill Vosters, Eunice Vosters, Ernie Vosters, Liz (Norb) Becker, Norbert Vosters, Agnes (Gordon) VandeHey, Arlene Vosters.

    Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, February 3, 2017, at St Nicholas Catholic Church, W2037 County Road S, Freedom, with Fr. Walter Stumpf officiating. Friends may call at the Verkuilen-Van Deurzen Family Funeral Home, N3972 Columbia Ave, Freedom, on Thursday, February 2, 2017 from 4:00 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. with a prayer service at 7:30 p.m. Visitation will continue at the funeral home on Friday, February 3, 2017, from 9:00 a.m. until 10:30 a.m. Isabelle will be buried at St. Nicholas Cemetery following the service.

    The family would like to thank the Country Villa staff, especially Tina, Gina, Sandra and Laura from Hospice for the excellent care, Verkuilen-Van Deurzen Funeral Home and the many friends and family members that came to visit. A special thanks to Fr. Stumpf and Deacon Gary for their blessings and frequent visits.
  • Descendant of an Immigrant on: America

Arthur William Vosters

M, b. August 21, 1923, d. September 18, 2017

Parents

Family: Eunice Mary Nelessen (b. May 6, 1925, d. July 14, 2004)

St John High School Yearbook 1942

Biography

  • Birth: Arthur William Vosters was born on August 21, 1923.
  • Marriage: He and Eunice Mary Nelessen were married on October 6, 1977 in Little Chute, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: Arthur William Vosters died on September 18, 2017, at age 94, in Kaukauna, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Burial: He was buried in St John Cemetery, Little Chute, Wisconsin, New/7/56.
  • Note: Art William Vosters, age 94, passed away peacefully on September 18, 2017, at the St. Paul Home. He was born on August 21, 1923, son of the late Martin and Anna (DeGroot) Vosters.

    Art was a bachelor until he was 54 years old when he married Eunice (Nelessen) Vosters. With the marriage, Art inherited 11 children and many grandchildren, which whom he treated as his own. He worked at the Kimberly paper mill for 35 years, and also was a very proud farmer.

    Although Art never enjoyed formal education, he had a business sense and work ethic that gave his family many lifelong lessons. Art enjoyed telling stories and loved to reminisce about the past to anyone that would listen.

    Art is survived by his stepchildren: Judy (Jerry) Janssen, Ron (Mary) Vosters, Ralph (Denise) Vosters, Sandie (Gary) Lange, Floyd (Sandy) Vosters, Bruce (Jody) Vosters, Sherry (Nick) Hermann, and Jackie (Kevin) Reichenberger; a daughter-in-law, Lin (Vic) Vosters-Salm; 28 grandchildren: Heather (Tim) Casey, Jeremy Janssen, Chris (Aleisha) Janssen, Jason (Holly) Vosters, Jesi (Tom) Betley, Aaron (Jolene) Vosters, Andee Vosters, Sarah (Mark) Vander Linden, Bill (Sue) Vosters, Luke (Heather) Vosters, Rod (Angela) Vosters, Nicole (Shane) Flaar, Michelle (Adam) Galuszka, Mike Vosters, Alicia (Craig) Oberg, Alena (Nate) Tapelt, Adam (Rachel) Lange, Jenny (Dave) Archibald, Cassie (Dave) Klingbeil, Missy (Jason) Hodzinski, Samantha Vosters, Zach Vosters, Leah Vosters, Ben Vosters, Lee Hermann, Lindsey Hermann, Alex Reichenberger, and Emily Reichenberger; 35 great grandchildren; a brothers, Simon Vosters; a sister, Theresa (Jim) Spierings; a sister-in-law, Jeanette Vosters; many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

    Art was preceded in death by his wife, Eunice Vosters; step children: Marty Vosters, Dale Vosters, Rog Vosters and MaryAnne Vosters; great grandson, Brooks Casey; brothers: Ves (Jane), Andrew (Calixta), Norbert (Marian), Bill, Ernest, and Gil (Isabelle) Vosters; sisters: Liz (Norb) Becker and Agnes (Gordon) Vande Hey; a sister-in-law, Arlene Vosters.

    Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, September 23, 2017, at St. John Nepomucene Catholic Church, 323 S. Pine Street, Little Chute, with Msgr. Jim Vanden Hogen officiating. Visitation will be Friday evening, September 22, 2017, at St. John Church from 4:00 p.m. until the time of a prayer service at 7:30 p.m. Visitation will continue at the church on Saturday from 9:00 a.m. until the time of the Mass at 11:00 a.m. Interment will be in St. John Cemetery, Little Chute. For online condolences, please visit www.verkuilenfh.com.

    Art’s family would like to extend a special thank you to the staff of St. Paul Elder Services for their compassionate care. Also a big thank you to Jim Vosters for your special relationship you had with Art and your weekly Tuesday outings. Art looked forward to those every week.
  • Graduation: He graduated from St John High School, Little Chute, in 1942.
  • Descendant of an Immigrant on: Maria Magdalena

Ernest Henry Vosters

M, b. October 18, 1925, d. January 1, 2006

Parents

St John High School Yearbook 1944

Biography

  • Birth: Ernest Henry Vosters was born on October 18, 1925.
  • Death: He died on January 1, 2006, at age 80.
  • Burial: He was buried in St John Cemetery, Little Chute, Wisconsin, New/1/56.
  • Note: January 3, 2006

    Vosters, Ernest H. Ernest H. Vosters, Kimberly, 80, was surrounded by his loving family when he was called home to be with his Heavenly Father on January 1, 2006. He was born on October 18, 1925, son of the late Martin and Anna (De Groot) Vosters. On August 31, 1950, he married his wife of 55 years, Jeanette Moser at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Appleton. Ernie worked for Appleton Coated, Combined Locks, for 38 years and enjoyed putting in his post retirement time at Pick 'N Save, where he enjoyed the many people he met. He was an active member of Holy Spirit Parish, Kimberly, often ushering and distributing communion to the homebound. Ernie was a fair and kind man, who was loved by everyone. He was a loving husband and a devoted father. He happily celebrated his 80th birthday with family and many friends. Ernie is survived by his wife, Jeanette; children: Robert M. (Deborah) Vosters and their children, Christine and Thomas (fiancee, Alicia Cribb); Donald W. (Rita) Vosters and their children, Maggie and Katherine; James (Betsy) Vosters and their children Nate (Courtney), Tyler, Tasha and Chelsea; Susan (Brian) VanVreede and their children, Jason (fiancee, LeeAnn Bock), Scott and Matthew; Lorie (Michael) Timm and their children, David (Monica), Erin and Jon; John (Jolene) Vosters and their children, Nicole, Amy, Ben and Kevin; Rose (Karl) Van Eperen and their children, Jake and Emily Spence; Curt and Margaret Van Eperen, and Helen White; great-granddaughter, Geena Knapp; brothers: Sylvester (Jane), Andrew (Calixta), Norbert (Marian), Gilbert (Isabelle), Arthur, and Simon Vosters; sister, Theresa (Lambert) Spierings; sisters-in-law: Lucille Moser, Dalores Moser and Mary (Paul) Plamann; and brother-in-law, Ralph (Rose) Moser. He was preceded in death by his brother: Wilfred Vosters; sisters: Elizabeth (Norbert) Becker, Agnes (Gordon) Vande Hey; brothers-in-law: Willard Moser and Lloyd Moser; sisters-in-law, Arlene Vosters, Eunice Vosters, and Myrtle (Don) Vande Hey, formerly married to Mervin Weyenberg. The funeral liturgy will be at 12:00 p.m. on Thursday, January 5, 2006, at Holy Spirit Parish, Kimberly Campus, with Fr. Tom Pomeroy and Fr. Dave Pleier concelebrating. Friends will be received at the Jansen Fargo Funeral Home on Wednesday, January 4, from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and at the church on Thursday from 11:00 a.m. until the time of the liturgy. Burial will be at St. John Cemetery, Little Chute. A special goodbye from your children: Dad, we will miss you forever but know that you are happy in Heaven playing sheepshead, listening to polkas, having a beer and laughing. We were so lucky to have you as our dad. We will be together again. We love you, Bob, Don, Jim, Sue, Lorie, John and Rose. Thanks for being there when the children were growing up. We can be proud. Much love, Jen. Jansen Fargo Funeral Home 204 E. Kimberly Avenue Kimberly 920-788-6202 www.fargofuneralhomes.com.
  • Graduation: He graduated from St John High School, Little Chute, in 1944.
  • Descendant of an Immigrant on: Maria Magdalena

Jeanette Theresa Moser

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Simon Martin Vosters

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  • Descendant of an Immigrant on: Maria Magdalena

Arlene M Romenesko

F, b. September 22, 1938, d. April 29, 1986

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Biography

  • Birth: Arlene M Romenesko was born on September 22, 1938 in Freedom, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: She died on April 29, 1986, at age 47, in Freedom, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Burial: She was buried in St Nicholas Cemetery, Freedom, Wisconsin.
  • Note: Vosters, Arlene (Romenesko) 1986 Appleton Post Crescent dated 4/29/1986: Mrs. Simon Vosters, Arlene Romanesko, age 47, a loving wife, mother, grandmother died Tuesday morning, April 29th, 1986 following a lingering illness. She was born September 22nd, 1938 in Appleton. She married Simon Vosters, November 8th, 1956 at St. Nicholas Catholic Church, Freedom. She had lived in Freedom area all of her life and was a member of the Christian Mothers at St. Nicholas Church. Survivors besides her husband, Simon, include her father, Walter H. Romenesko, Freedom; two daughters and a son-in-law: Lynn and James Francisco, of Green Bay; Lisa, of Little Chute; two sons and a daughter-in-law, Gary and Linda, Appleton; Greg at home; eight brothers: Ray, Orville, and Robert Romenesko, all of Freedom; Ken, Jerry, Vernon, Romenesko all of Appleton; Merle, of Walworth, Clyde, of DePere; four grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her mother, Mabel. The funeral services will be at 12 noon Friday at St. Nicholas Catholic Church, Freedom with Reverend Leander Nickel officiating. Internment will be in the parish cemetery.

Gary Simon Vosters

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Family 1: Linda I Moderow (b. May 5, 1948, d. October 14, 2003)

Family 2: Susan VanAsten

  • Descendant of an Immigrant on: Maria Magdalena

Greg Ernest Vosters

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  • Descendant of an Immigrant on: Maria Magdalena

Lynn M Vosters

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  • Descendant of an Immigrant on: Maria Magdalena

Lisa Therese Vosters

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  • Descendant of an Immigrant on: Maria Magdalena

Lambert J (Jim) ("Jim Spierings") Spierings

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Nicholas Hietpas

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  • Descendant of an Immigrant on: Maria Magdalena

Anthony John Hietpas

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Family: Emily Elizabeth Hermus

  • Descendant of an Immigrant on: Maria Magdalena

Jill Gloudemans

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

Peter W Vissers

M, b. September 6, 1881, d. May 26, 1958

Parents

Family: Gertrude Vosters (b. July 19, 1890, d. December 5, 1953)

Biography

  • Birth: Peter W Vissers was born on September 6, 1881 in Schaijk, Noord Brabant, Netherlands.
  • Marriage: He and Gertrude Vosters were married on January 29, 1927 in St John Nepomucene Church, Little Chute, Wisconsin.
  • Death: Peter W Vissers died on May 26, 1958, at age 76, in Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Burial: He was buried in St John Cemetery, Little Chute, Wisconsin, New/2/34W.
  • Note: SOURCE: APPLETON POST CRESCENT OBITUARY Tuesday, May 27, 1958

    Peter W. Vissers, 76, 424 Pine St., Little Chute died Monday afternoon in Appleton after a 3 month Illness. He was born September 5, 1881 in Holland and had lived for the past 45 years.

    Funeral services will be at 9 o'clock Wednesday morning at St. Johns Catholic Church, Little Chute with burial in the parish cemetery. Friends may at the Verkuilen Funeral Home, Little Chute after 2 o'clock this afternoon. The rosary will be recited at 8 o'clock tonight.

    Survivors include two son, Vincent, Appleton; Donald, Little Chute; one brother, Martin, Kimberly; and three grandchildren.

Henry Herman Williamsen

M, b. March 25, 1896, d. February 26, 1978

Parents

Family: Bertha Ann Vosters (b. April 14, 1898, d. February 23, 1965)

Biography

  • Birth: Henry Herman Williamsen was born on March 25, 1896 in Little Chute, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Baptism: He was baptized on March 25, 1896 in St John Nepomucene Church, Little Chute, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: He and Bertha Ann Vosters were married on September 11, 1917 in St John Nepomucene Church, Little Chute, Wisconsin.
  • Death: Henry Herman Williamsen died on February 26, 1978, at age 81, in Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Burial: He was buried in St Mary Cemetery, Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Note: SOURCE: APPLETON POST CRESCENT OBITUARY Monday, February 27, 1978
    Henry H. Williamsen Sr. 1521 W. Wisconsin Ave. Appleton

    Age 81, died 7:30 a.m. Sunday after a short illiness. He was born March 25, 1896 in Little Chute. In his early life he farmed, and for the past 41 years he had lived in Appleton. He was formerly employed by the Appleton Coated Paper Company. Mr. Williamson was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church and the Holy Name Society.

    Survivors include six daughters; Mrs. Edward [Virginia] Blair, Kaukauna; Mrs. Norbert [Roselia Hawley, Appleton; Mrs. Earl [Mary Ann] Vande Hey, Hilbert; Mrs. Henry [Bernice] Maes, Jr., Kaukauna; Mrs. Carl [Cecilia] Hojan, Merrill; Mrs. Allen [Mildred] Nennig, Appleton; four sons; Peter, Rt. 2, Seymour; Norbert, Appleton; Henry Jr., New London; and Clarence, Appleton; a brother, George, Swift Current, Saskatchewan, Canada; two sisters; Mrs. Rose Vander Loop and Mrs. Louise Schumacher, both residing at the Golden Venture Home, Kaukauna; 51 grandchildren and 23 great grandchildren.

    He was preceded in death by his wife, Bertha [Vosters], February 23, 1965; also by a son, Richard; a daughter, Elizabeth; a brother, Peter, of Kimberly; and seven sisters; Miss Nettie, Mrs. Anna Skell, Mrs. Mary Krus, Mrs. Lena Van Handel, Mrs. Sophia Kilsdonk, Mrs. Dora Foley and a nun, Sister Minnie.

    The complete funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at St. Joseph Catholic Church. Interment will be in St. Mary Cemetery, Appleton. Friends may call at the Brettschneider-Trettin Funeral Home from 4 to 9 p.m. Monday and from 8:30 a.m. Tuesday until 10 a.m. when the cortege will leave for the church. The prayer service will be at 7:30 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.
  • Descendant of an Immigrant on: Maria Magdalena

Agnes Katherine Babino

F, b. April 14, 1902, d. April 15, 1984

Family 1: John Vosters (b. May 23, 1901, d. April 1, 1938)

Family 2: Reeve Edward Peerenboom (b. July 15, 1907, d. March 24, 1984)

Family 3: John J Conrad (b. October 3, 1903, d. June 28, 1963)

Biography

  • Birth: Agnes Katherine Babino was born on April 14, 1902 in Deer Creek, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: She and John Vosters were married on November 14, 1922.
  • Marriage: Agnes Katherine Babino and Reeve Edward Peerenboom were married in 1938.
  • Marriage: Agnes Katherine Babino and John J Conrad were married on September 20, 1941 in Kimberly, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: Agnes Katherine Babino died on April 15, 1984, at age 82, in Neenah, Winnebago Co, Wisconsin.