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Lawrence T VanCuyk

M, b. July 25, 1928, d. July 12, 1977

Parents

Family: Carol Ann VanderBloomen (b. February 16, 1933, d. February 27, 2006)

Biography

  • Birth: Lawrence T VanCuyk was born on July 25, 1928 in Combined Locks, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: He and Carol Ann VanderBloomen were married on May 11, 1957 in Holy Cross, Kaukauna, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: Lawrence T VanCuyk died on July 12, 1977, at age 48, in Combined Locks, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Burial: He was buried in St Paul Cemetery, Combined Locks, Wisconsin.
  • Note: SOURCE: APPLETON POST CRESCENT OBITUARY
    Wednesday, July 13, 1977

    Lawrence T. VanCuyk
    212 Lox Ct.
    Combined Lock

    Age 48, died Tuesday morning after a long illness. He was born July 25, 1928 in Combined Locks. He was a pipe fitter for Appleton Paper Company in Combined Locks. He was a member of St. Paul Catholic Church, a volunteer fireman of Combined Locks, and a member of Darboy American Legion post. He served in the Army during Worl War II.

    Survivors include his wife, Carol VanderBloomen Van Cuyk, two daughters; Cheryl and Dawn, both at hom; two sons, Michael and Teddy, both at home; a brother, Donald Van Cuyk, Combined Locks; four sisters, Mrs. Carl [Verona] Oman, Appleton; Mrs. Norbert [Marion] VandeVoort, Combined Locks; Mrs. Ervin [Gertrude] Vande Hey, Wrightstown; Mrs. Ernest [Lucina] LeBay, McHenry, Illinois.

    He was preceded in death by his parents, a brother, Edward, and a sister, Mrs. Robert [Ann] Biese.

    The funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday at St. Paul Catholic Church, with the Rev. Robert Vandenberg officiating. Burial will be in the parish cemetery. Friends may call at the Jansen-Fargo Funeral Home, Kimberly, after 4 p.m. Thursday. There will be a prayer service at 8 p.m. Thursday.

Ervin O VandeHey

M, b. February 11, 1912, d. November 27, 1982

Parents

  • Father: Peter M Vandehey (b. September 30, 1883, d. August 18, 1966)
  • Mother: Rose Bries (b. September 23, 1888, d. January 18, 1964)

Biography

  • Birth: Ervin O VandeHey was born on February 11, 1912 in Wrightstown, Brown Co, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: He and Gertrude H VanCuyk were married on May 17, 1947 in St Paul Church, Combined Locks, Wisconsin.
  • Death: Ervin O VandeHey died on November 27, 1982, at age 70, in Green Bay, Brown Co, Wisconsin.
  • Burial: He was buried in St Paul Cemetery, Wrightstown, Wisconsin.
  • Note: SOURCE: APPLETON POST CRESCENT OBITUARY
    Sunday, November 28, 1982

    Ervin O. Vande Hey
    334 Maine St.
    Wrightstown

    Age 70, passed away Saturday morning at a Green Bay hospital. He was born February 11, 1912 in Wrightstown to the late Pete and Rose Bries Vande Hey, and lived in this area all his life. He married the former Gertrude Van Cuyk on May 17, 1947, at Combined Locks. He was a Wrightstown businessman and worked as a supervisor of the Brown County Highway Department. He served as a trustee for St. Paul's Parish. He was a member of the Holy Name Society and the American Legion Post 436. He was a veteran of World War II and a recipent of the Purple Heart.

    Survivors are his wife; four sons and daughters in-law, Thomas and Janice of Wrightstown; Tobert and Bonnie of De Pere; Jack and Valerie of Wrightstown; and Mark of Chicago; six daughters and sons in-law, Mary Jo and Jerry Kussow and Barbara of De Pere; Susan and Bob Behnke of Brillion; Jayne of Madison; Kay and Karen, at home; one brother, Walter of Green Bay; seven sisters, Mrs. Martin [Margaret] engelhardt of Sheboygan; Mrs. Julian [Mabel] Weisgerber of Neenah; Mrs. Lester [Florence] Mitchell of Appleton; Mrs. Kenneth [Clara] Wallace of Arkansas; Mrs. Lawrence [Gladys] Verhagen of Kaukauna; Mrs. Thomas [Dorothy] Planner of Appleton; Mrs. Mark [Frances] Verbeten of Wrightstown; four grandchildren.

    Three brothers preceded him in death. The American Legion will hold a military funeral on Tuesday morning at 10:30 a.m. at St. Paul's Catholic Church in Wrightstown, with the Rev. Richard Shafer officiating. Burial will be in the parish cemetery. Friends may call at the De Wayne Funeral Home, Wrightstown, beginning at 3 p.m. Monday. There will be a prayer service at 8 p.m.
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Norbert W VandeVoort

M, b. March 27, 1924, d. April 20, 1981

Parents

Family: Marion F VanCuyk (b. May 14, 1923, d. August 26, 1997)

Biography

  • Birth: Norbert W VandeVoort was born on March 27, 1924 in Wrightstown, Brown Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: He died on April 20, 1981, at age 57.
  • Burial: He was buried in Shrine of Heaven Mausoleum, Neenah, Wisconsin.

Ernest J LaBay

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Family: Lucina VanCuyk (b. July 5, 1925, d. June 9, 2006)

Harvey John Hoffmann

M, b. August 31, 1909, d. May 2, 1967

Parents

Family: Verona G VanCuyk (b. March 1, 1919, d. May 18, 1991)

Biography

  • Birth: Harvey John Hoffmann was born on August 31, 1909.
  • Death: He died on May 2, 1967, at age 57.

Robert P Biese

M, b. September 13, 1916, d. September 29, 1988

Parents

Family 2: Carmen Marion Hopfensperger (b. April 20, 1923, d. March 2, 2017)

Biography

  • Birth: Robert P Biese was born on September 13, 1916 in Little Chute, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: He and Anna M VanCuyk were married on May 11, 1943.
  • Marriage: Robert P Biese and Carmen Marion Hopfensperger were married in June 1977 in Holy Name Church, Kimberly, Wisconsin.
  • Death: Robert P Biese died on September 29, 1988, at age 72, in Menasha, Winnebago Co, Wisconsin.
  • Burial: He was buried in St Paul Cemetery, Combined Locks, Wisconsin.
  • Note: SOURCE : KAUKAUNA TIMES OBITUARY Friday, September 14, 1988 Funeral services for Robert P. Biese, 72, were held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Sacred Heart Catholic Church , Sherwood. Mr. Biese of W4904 Schaeffer Rd, Menasha, passed away on Thursday, September 13, 1988, at his home following a short illness. Born September 13, 1916, in Little Chute, he was the son of the late Peter and Katherine ( Ebben ) Biese. An area resident all his life, he was a Army Veteran of WW II. He was employed at Thilmany Pulp and Paper Company until the time of his retirement in 1977. Mr. Biese was a member of the Thilmany Quarter Century Club, the Leo Van Roy Post No. 265 American Legion of Darboy, and Sacred Heart Church.
    Survivors:10 Grandchildren; Jeff, Shelley, Mike, Tina, Amy, and Michael Biese, Staci , Jon T. , and Kristine Shiffert , and Kimberly Pahl ; five stepgrandchildren , Kristin, Amy and Jill Van Berkel, and Michael and Allen Van Grinsven; a great-grandson, Joshua J. Biese.
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Richard Allen Biese

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Patrica Kay Biese

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Patrica Kay Luedtke

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Donald H Luedtke

M, b. June 9, 1936, d. March 26, 2005

Parents

Family: Laura A Hastings (b. May 26, 1923, d. August 25, 2006)

Biography

  • Birth: Donald H Luedtke was born on June 9, 1936.
  • Death: He died on March 26, 2005, at age 68.
  • Burial: He was buried in Highland Memorial Park, Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.

Alexander Weidman

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Darrell Joseph Mertens

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Jonathan T Shiffert, III

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Kristin Shiffert

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Peter Biese

M, b. December 18, 1877, d. November 27, 1945

Parents

Family: Catherine Ebben (b. July 13, 1882, d. April 19, 1948)

Biography

  • Birth: Peter Biese was born on December 18, 1877 in Oploo, Noord Brabant, Netherlands.
  • Marriage: He and Catherine Ebben were married on October 21, 1914 in St John Nepomucene Church, Little Chute, Wisconsin.
  • Death: Peter Biese died on November 27, 1945, at age 67, in Little Chute, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Burial: He was buried in St John Cemetery, Little Chute, Wisconsin, New/5/8 birth year incorrect on stone - should be 1877.

Catherine Ebben

F, b. July 13, 1882, d. April 19, 1948

Parents

Family: Peter Biese (b. December 18, 1877, d. November 27, 1945)

Biography

  • Birth: Catherine Ebben was born on July 13, 1882 in Little Chute, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Baptism: She was baptized on July 14, 1882 in St John Nepomucene Church, Little Chute, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: She and Peter Biese were married on October 21, 1914 in St John Nepomucene Church, Little Chute, Wisconsin.
  • Death: Catherine Ebben died on April 19, 1948, at age 65, in Little Chute, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Burial: She was buried in St John Cemetery, Little Chute, Wisconsin, New/5/8.
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Norbert Albert Biese

M, b. June 23, 1919, d. March 8, 1994

Parents

Family: Celestine Schultz (b. February 8, 1920, d. December 8, 1993)

Biography

  • Birth: Norbert Albert Biese was born on June 23, 1919 in Town of Vandenbroek, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: He and Celestine Schultz were married on October 26, 1940 in St Mary's, Kaukauna, Wisconsin.
  • Death: Norbert Albert Biese died on March 8, 1994, at age 74, in Little Chute, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Burial: He was buried in St John Cemetery, Little Chute, Wisconsin, New/5/8.
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Benedict Joseph Biese

M, b. December 2, 1921, d. August 22, 2003

Parents

Family: Evelyn Oestreich (b. April 7, 1925, d. April 4, 2011)

Biography

  • Birth: Benedict Joseph Biese was born on December 2, 1921 in Little Chute, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: He and Evelyn Oestreich were married on July 11, 1942 in St Joseph Church, Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: Benedict Joseph Biese died on August 22, 2003, at age 81, in Manitowoc, Manitowoc Co, Wisconsin.
  • Note: BENEDICT JOSEPH BIESE

    Benedict J. Biese, age 81, a resident of North Ridge Medical & Rehabilitation
    Center, Manitowoc, died Friday morning, Aug. 22, 2003, at the center.
    Private family graveside services were held.
    He was born Dec. 2, 1921, in Little Chute, son of the late Peter and Catherine
    Ebben Biese. On July 11, 1942, he married the former Evelyn Oestreich at St.
    Joseph Church, Appleton. Benedict was employed with Weyerhaeuser Co. for 34
    years, retiring in 1983.
    Survivors include his wife; Evelyn Biese, Manitowoc; a son; Donald Biese,
    Mountain View, Ariz.; a daughter, Julia Wescott, Grafton; four grandchildren;
    Lynn, Donald Jr., Theresa and Robert; six great-grandchildren; three great-
    great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Sylvia Strick and Rosemary Neiz, both of
    Kaukauna. Also surviving are nieces and nephews, other relatives and friends.
    He was also preceded in death by four brothers.
    The Pfeffer Funeral Home & Cremation Care Center, Manitowoc, assisted the
    family with funeral arrangements.
    Herald Times Reporter, Sept. 4, 2003.
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Sylvia C Biese

F, b. January 5, 1918, d. February 20, 2006

Parents

Family: Joseph Peter (Jacko) ("Jacko Strick") Strick (b. March 19, 1916, d. October 1, 1982)

Biography

  • Birth: Sylvia C Biese was born on January 5, 1918 in Little Chute, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: She and Joseph Peter (Jacko) ("Jacko Strick") Strick were married on January 25, 1941.
  • Death: Sylvia C Biese died on February 20, 2006, at age 88, in Menasha, Winnebago Co, Wisconsin.
  • Burial: She was buried in St John Cemetery, Little Chute, Wisconsin, New/7/19S.
  • Note: February 21, 2006

    Strick, Sylvia C. Sylvia Strick, of Menasha/ Combined Locks, passed away peacefully on Monday morning, February 20, 2006, at Gardenview Assisted Living in Menasha. She was born in Little Chute, daughter of the late Peter and Katherine (Ebben) Biese. Sylvia was married to Joseph Strick who preceded her in death on October 1, 1982. Many will remember Sylvia as an avid league bowler who also enjoyed golf, dancing and walking. She is survived by her three children: Mary Kay (Ron) Nytes of Kaukauna, Joe (Lynn) Strick of Combined Locks, and Jenny (Dennis) Schubring of Appleton; six grandchildren: Katie Nytes and her fiance Bud Milheiser, Sara Nytes, Mark (Deanna) Strick, David (Angie) Strick, Greg (Elizabeth) Strick, and Cory (Lisa) Schubring; ten great-grandchildren; a sister, Rosemary Niesz of Kaukauna; three sisters-in-law: Edna Strick of Kimberly, Evelyn Biese of Manitowoc, and Carmen Biese of Sherwood; as well as several nieces, nephews, other relatives, and many friends. Sylvia was preceded in death by her parents, her husband in 1982, an infant brother, brothers Ed (Vi) Biese, Ben Biese, Norbert (Sally) Biese, and Bob (Ann) Biese; and a brother-in-law Mike Niesz. Fr. Larry Abler, OFM Cap., Fr. Michael K. O'Rourke, and Fr. Tom Farrell will celebrate the funeral liturgy for Sylvia at 5 p.m. on Thursday, February 23, 2006, at ST. JOSEPH CATHOLIC CHURCH, 410 W. Lawrence Street in Appleton. Friends may call directly at the church on Thursday from 3 p.m. until the hour of the liturgy. Inurnment will take place at a later date at St. John Cemetery in Little Chute. The family would like to extend their sincere gratitude to everyone at Gardenview Assisted Living, where Sylvia had resided for the past three years. You made her feel so much at home. Thanks also to the staff at Heartland Hospice for your kindness and care. We will never forget everything you have done for our family. Jansen Fargo Funeral Home 204 E. Kimberly Avenue Kimberly 920-788-6202 www.fargofuneralhomes.com.
  • Note: Sylvia was born in Little chute. She had two siblings, one was a nun and another one was her brother Ed. Growing up Sylvia had many friends.
    Sylvia enjoyed bowling, dancing, and golfing. She was a league bowler.
    When Sylvia grew up she married Joseph Strick. She had three children: Mary Kay, Joe, and Jenny.
    Sylvia had six grandchildren: Katie, Sara, Mark, David, Greg, and Nytes.
    Sylvia died on Monday morning, February 20, 2006.
    Maria Strick, 2008.
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Rosemary Biese

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Family: Michael Niesz (b. May 11, 1925, d. July 31, 1987)

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Edwin Biese

M, b. August 7, 1915, d. December 15, 1977

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Biography

  • Birth: Edwin Biese was born on August 7, 1915.
  • Marriage: He and Viona A Magdanz were married on December 10, 1939.
  • Death: Edwin Biese died on December 15, 1977, at age 62.
  • Burial: He was buried in Highland Memorial Park, Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Descendant of an Immigrant on: America

Carmen Marion Hopfensperger

F, b. April 20, 1923, d. March 2, 2017

Parents

Family 1: Aloysius John Thiel (b. April 17, 1921, d. January 30, 1972)

Family 2: Robert P Biese (b. September 13, 1916, d. September 29, 1988)

Biography

  • Birth: Carmen Marion Hopfensperger was born on April 20, 1923 in Darboy, Calumet Co, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: She and Aloysius John Thiel were married on November 27, 1947 in Holy Angels Church, Darboy, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: Carmen Marion Hopfensperger and Robert P Biese were married in June 1977 in Holy Name Church, Kimberly, Wisconsin.
  • Death: Carmen Marion Hopfensperger died on March 2, 2017, at age 93, in Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Burial: She was buried in Sacred Heart Cemetery, Sherwood, Calumet Co, Wisconsin.
  • Note: Marion C. Biese

    Heaven is smiling as it welcomed a fantastic woman—Marion Carmen Thiel Biese (nee Hopfensperger)—who left us on Thursday afternoon, March 2, 2017 at St. Elizabeth Hospital. She was born April 20, 1923, in Darboy, the youngest child of John and Petronella (Van Handel) Hopfensperger. Carmen met her future husband, Alois Thiel Jr., on the family farm as he picked up the daily milk. Carmen loved to dance and spent many an evening at the Cinderella ballroom where Al played tenor sax with a local band. They married on November 27, 1947, at Holy Angels Catholic Church, Darboy. Together they raised three children. When they lived above the cheese factory mom provided meals for the single workers – who didn’t miss an opportunity to indulge in a wonderful homemade breakfast and lunch. She also wrapped butter to help out in the business. In later years, they spent many a weekend at their cottage on Lake Moshawquit, fishing and boating in summer and snowmobiling in winter. He preceded her in death on January 30, 1972. Mom’s love of dancing introduced her to a wonderful gentleman, Robert Biese. In June 1977, they were married at Holy Name Catholic Church in Kimberly. Carmen gained four wonderful, caring step-children. The two of them enjoyed traveling to Hawaii, the western states, and Europe as well as spending time at the cottage. Bob preceded her in death on September 29, 1988. Carmen is survived by her children Sharon (Robert) Brenner, Marion (Daniel) Van Berkel, and Alice (Robert) Guevara; step-children Robert (Karen) Biese Jr., Pat (Jon) Shiffert, Betty Ropchak, and Dick (Patty) Biese; grandchildren Kristin VanBerkel, Jill (Greg) Kehring, Amy (Bob) Beckmann, Michael (Jaclyn) Van Grinsven, Alan Van Grinsven; step-grandchildren Pete Guevara, Jeff Biese, Michelle (Dan) DeWick, Mike (Jenny) Biese, Staci (Bill) DeGoey, Kristin (Ryan) O’Neill, Jon (Deneen) Shiffert, Kim (Lucas) Walton, Tina (John) Weidman, Amy (Scott) Manteuffel, Mike (Heather) Biese; great-grandchild Mason Van Grinsven; step great-grandchildren Joshua, Ryan (Krystal), Anna Biese, Kyla and Logan DeWick, Olivia and Chloe Biese, Will and Maddie DeGoey, Jon and Katie O’Neill, Jacob , Jason, and Joshua Biese, Kiara Walton, Kyle, Alex, and Kelsey Weidmann; Brady, Dawson, Ava Manteuffel; Grayson and Hayden Biese; step great great-grandchildren Madison and Raelynn Biese; sisters-in-law Mary Hopfensperger, Rose Niesz; numerous nieces, nephews, and friends. In addition to her husbands she was preceded in death by her infant daughter, Mary, brothers Jim, Earl, Elmer, Dick, Joe Hopfensperger; sisters Lucy Lemke, Blanche Lehrer; 10 half brothers and sisters; brothers-in-law Otto Lemke, Richard Lehrer, Norbert, Ben, Ed Biese, Kenneth Thiel; sisters-in-law Ceil, Eileen, Edna, and Marie Hopfensperger, Sylvia Strick, Ruth (Ray) Lorenz, Jolene Thiel. Carmen was the quintessential wife and mother. Her biggest joy was providing a clean home and wonderful home-cooked meals for her family. A happy memory was coming home from skating to the smell of homemade doughnuts. Her love was unconditional. She was given many crosses to bear, but bore them bravely and served as a role model for her family. Her faith was an integral part of her life; the daily rosary her companion. She rarely complained and always had a smile to greet you, especially recently if you came bearing cream-filled chocolate doughnuts. Sweets were a well known favorite. She loved watching the Green Bay Packers. You knew not to call her if they were playing. Carmen was a member of Sacred Heart Parish in Sherwood and the St. Ann Society. Mom, you said you wanted to see what was on the other side. We hope it’s all you expected and so much more. You will live on in our hearts. We love you so much—you were the heart of our family. No one could ask for a better mom.

    Funeral services for Carmen will be held on Tuesday, March 7, 2017 from 9:30 a.m. to 10:45 with services at 11:00 a.m. at St. John-Sacred Heart Catholic Church, N369 Military, Sherwood with Fr. Michael Betley officiating. Friends may call on Monday, March 6, 2017 from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at Boettcher Family Funeral Home, 2401 Fieldcrest Dr. Kaukauna, a Parish Rosary Service will conclude the evening at 7:00 p.m. (920) 766-2099 www.boettcherfamilyfuneral.com.

Carleton Tiedt

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