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Albert Michael West

M, b. January 27, 1955, d. March 25, 1984

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  • Birth: Albert Michael West was born on January 27, 1955.
  • Death: He died on March 25, 1984, at age 29, in Denver, Denver Co, Colorado.
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Virginia Ann West

F, b. January 8, 1919, d. March 11, 1993

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Family: Earl J Ashman (b. July 9, 1915, d. February 15, 1979)

St John High School Yearbook, 1937

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  • Birth: Virginia Ann West was born on January 8, 1919 in Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: She and Earl J Ashman were married on May 15, 1941.
  • Death: Virginia Ann West died on March 11, 1993, at age 74, in Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Burial: She was buried in St Joseph Cemetery, Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Graduation: She graduated from St John High School, Little Chute.
  • Note: VIRGINIA WEST ASHMAN, born Jan. 8, 1919, and died March 12, 1993.
    She married Earl Ashman in May 15, 1941, and they had Jean, Mary,
    Diana and John. She was enrolled in a convent in Ladysmith Wi. but
    returned to finish High School in Little Chute at St. Johns. She
    worked in a val-iety of jobs until her marriage, after that she did
    alot of sewing for people. Earl went into service in 1942. They were
    living with Earls mother on Lincoln St. Ralph and Ted her bro~hers
    lived with here for a period in 1945, while there they started to
    dig out the basement. She was seriously afflicted with arthritis,
    and had many operations on her hands and feet. She was especially
    close to her Godmother Anna Bloomer.
  • Note: SOURCE: APPLETON POST CRESCENT OBITUARY

    Friday, March 12, 1993

    Mrs. Earl Ashman (Virginia A. West) 322 E. Lincoln St., age 74, our loving mother, grandmother and great grandmother, passed away Thursday, March 11, 1993 following a short illness due to kidney failure. She was born January 8, 1919 in Appleton, the daughter of the late Theodore and Mary (Oudenhoven) West and had been an Appleton resident all of her life. Virginia was united in marriage to Earl Ashman on May 15, 1941 sharing 37 years together before his death on February 15, 1979. She was employed by Dr. H. Gross and later at St. Elizabeth Hospital retiring in 1972. Virginia was an excellent seamtress. She was a creative person and enjoyed making a variety of crafts for family and friends. She was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church.

    Survivors include two daughters and a son in-law; Mary Jones and her fiance, Greg, North Brook, IL; Diane and James Arft, Appleton; a son and daughter in-law; John and Betty Ashman, Appleton; ten grandchildren; Jeff and fiancee, Lisa, and Jay Jones, Mark (Julie), Mike and his fiancee, Lyn, and Melissa Arft, Christy Ashman, Scott, Jim, Todd and Perry Dietzler; five great grandchildren; Melissa, Michael and Michelle Dietzler, Elliot and Aleigha Arft; five brothers and four sisters in-law; Al and Sid West, Ottawa, IL; Leo West, Rockledge, Fl; Theodore and Rita West, Van Nuys, Ca; James and Ruth West, Dearborn, Mi; Ralph and Jean West, Fort Collins, Co; two sisters and a brother in-law; Leona Mullen, Green Bay; Marie and Richard B. Malchow, Appleton; a sister in-law, Rosemary West, Milwaukee.

    Besides her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a daughter, Jean Wall; two brothers; David and Paul West; three sisters; Lucille and Ruth West, and Verna Mader; also a brother in-law, Henry Made

    The Mass of Resurrection will be celebrated at 11 AM Monday at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 222 E. Fremont St. with the Rev. William Kuhr officiating. Burial will be in St. Joseph Cemetery. Friends may call at the Brettschneider-Trettin-Lederer Funeral Chapel, 606 N. Oneida St. from 3 to 8 PM Sunday and until 10:30 AM Monday at which time the cortege will leave for church. The parish prayer service will be held at 7:30 Sunday. A memorial fund for Arthritis Foundation had been established.
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Earl J Ashman

M, b. July 9, 1915, d. February 15, 1979

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Family: Virginia Ann West (b. January 8, 1919, d. March 11, 1993)

Biography

  • Birth: Earl J Ashman was born on July 9, 1915 in Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: He and Virginia Ann West were married on May 15, 1941.
  • Death: Earl J Ashman died on February 15, 1979, at age 63, in Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Burial: He was buried in St Joseph Cemetery, Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Occupation: He was an Insurance Salesman.
  • Note: SOURCE: APPLETON POST CRESCENT OBITUARY

    Friday, February 16, 1979

    Earl J. Ashman 322 E. Lincoln St., age 63, died unexpectedly Thursday morning. He was born July 9, 1915, in Appleton, where he was a lifelong resident. He was formerly employed at athe Appleton Machine Company, retiring in 1969. Mr. Ashman was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church and a World WarII Veteran.

    Survivors inculde his wife, Virginia West Ashman; three daughters; Jean Dietzlar, Appleton; Mrs. Thomas (Mary) Seketa, Vernon Hills, Illinois; and Mrs. James (Diane) Arft, Brillionl a son, John T. Ashman, Appleton, three sisters; Mrs. Veronica Hamm and Mrs. Louise (Evelyn) Dietz, both of Appleton; and Mrs. Gertrude Kelley, Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin; eight grandsons and two granddaughters.

    The complete funeral will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Sacred Heart Catholic Church with the Rev. Robert Stemper officiating. Interment will be in St. Joseph Cemetery. There will be no visitation at the funeral home. A memorial has been established. Thr Brettschneider-Trettin Funeral Home is assisting the family with funeral arrangements.

Jean Marie Ashman

F, b. September 20, 1942, d. May 26, 1985

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  • Birth: Jean Marie Ashman was born on September 20, 1942.
  • Marriage: She was married on October 21, 1961 in Sacred Heart Church, Appleton, Wisconsin.
  • Divorce: She was divorced on February 2, 1976.
  • Death: She died on May 26, 1985, at age 42.
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Jeffrey Allen Dietzler

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Family: Jean Marie Ashman (b. September 20, 1942, d. May 26, 1985)

Scott Alan Dietzler

M, b. October 12, 1962, d. December 21, 2014

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  • Birth: Scott Alan Dietzler was born on October 12, 1962 in Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: He died on December 21, 2014, at age 52.
  • Note: Scott Alan Dietzler, age 52, of Kimberly, passed away at his home on Sunday, December 21, 2014. Scott was born on October 12, 1962, in Appleton to Jeff Dietzler and the late Jean (Ashman) Dietzler. He proudly served his country in the United States Army as a Food Service Specialist. Scott was well-known for his infectious personality, his terrific sense of humor and his distinctive laugh. He loved nature, the outdoors and especially enjoyed the time spent at his cottage on Little Sand Lake. Scott's faith in God was especially strong.

    Survivors include his father, Jeff Dietzler; his daughter, Melissa (Kristopher) Harper; his son, Michael Dietzler (Laci Holmes); his daughter, Michelle (David) Abreu; his four grandchildren, Danielle, Emma, Ariana and Adalia; his brothers, James (Mary) Dietzler, Todd (Amy) Dietzler and Perry (Arlene) Dietzler; his niece Ashley Dietzler and nephew Brett Dietzler; and his good friends Joan Moericke and Bernice Matthews. Scott was preceded in death by his step-son, Luke Mix.

    Funeral services will be at 6:00 p.m. on Friday, December 26, 2014, at the JANSEN FARGO FUNERAL HOME, 204 E. Kimberly Avenue, Kimberly, with Fr. Thomas J. Farrell officiating. Friends may call at the funeral home on Friday from 4:00 p.m. until the time of services. Scott's family would like to extend a sincere thank you to the staff of Southern Care Hospice and Affinity Health Care for their loving care. A memorial has been established in his name. Online condolences may be offered at www.wichmannfargo.com


    "Going Home."
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James Dietzler

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Todd D Dietzler

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Perry Dietzler

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Mary Ashman

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Jeff Jones

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Jay D Jones

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Diane L Ashman

F, b. July 22, 1946, d. October 7, 2015

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  • Birth: Diane L Ashman was born on July 22, 1946 in Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: She died on October 7, 2015, at age 69, in Shiocton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Note: Diane L. (Ashman) Arft, 69 of Shiocton, passed away Wednesday, October 7, 2015. Diane died at home surrounded by her family after a long illness. She was a beloved wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother.

    Diane Arft was born on July 22, 1946, in Appleton, WI to Earl and Virginia Ashman. Diane was married to James Arft on September 18, 1964, to her high school sweetheart. Last year they celebrated their "50th" wedding anniversary. Diane attended Appleton West High School, and worked for Appleton Area School District for many years as a secretary. Diane and Jim were members of Fox Valley Street Rod Association and enjoyed many car shows and getting together with friends. Her one last goal, which she made and had a blast, was to make it to Back to the Fifties in Minnesota. Diane had many "Good times" going out to dinner and enjoying ice cream. She also enjoyed spending time with her grandkids and great grandkids. Diane spent her free time crocheting blankets for the grandkids, playing games on her Kindle, doing puzzles and being outside.

    Diane is survived by her husband, James R. Arft; Her children Mark R. Arft (Julie), Michael J. Arft (Lyn), and Melissa Koehler (Dennis); grandchildren: Elliot Arft (Holly), Aleigha Arft, Christopher Ertl (Sara), Brandon Ertl (Katy), Kayla Arft, Janet Koehler, and Isaac Koehler; Great-grandchildren: Alexis, Avery, Cora and Addison; brother John Ashman; sister Mary Jones; sister in-law Roberta Caldwell; nieces, nephews and many friends. She was preceded in death by her parents Earl and Virginia Ashman; sister Jean Wall (Ashman); sister-law Betty Ashman; nephew Scott Dietzler: in-laws John and Dorothy Arft; and her brother and sister in-law William and Dottie Arft.

    Visitation will be held at Valley Funeral Home, on Monday, October 12, 2015 from 5:00 until 7:00 PM with a prayer service at 6:15 PM.

    A Mass of Christian burial for Diane will be 11:30 AM on Tuesday, October 13, 2015 at St. Pius X Catholic Church, 500 W Marquette St; Appleton WI, with Fr. William Van Dynhoven officiating. Visitation will be held at the church beginning at 9:00 until 11:00 AM.

    Diane's family would like to extend their many thanks to Theda Care Hospice, especially her nurse Sarah, and to Fr. William Van Dynhoven, and all the family and friends that helped out taking care of her. She meant so much to all of us and will be truly missed. "We love you".
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James R Arft

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Family: Diane L Ashman (b. July 22, 1946, d. October 7, 2015)

Mark R Arft

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Michael James Arft

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Melissa Arft

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Aleigha Arft

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Kayla Arft

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John Ashman

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Family: Betty Cecelia Hawley (b. September 8, 1950, d. March 22, 2015)

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Betty Cecelia Hawley

F, b. September 8, 1950, d. March 22, 2015

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  • Birth: Betty Cecelia Hawley was born on September 8, 1950.
  • Death: She died on March 22, 2015, at age 64.
  • Note: Betty (Hawley) Ashman passed away on Sunday, March 22, 2015. She is beloved and survived by her husband, John; daughter Christy (Nathan) Hintz; grandsons Grant, Bryce, and Sawyer John Hintz; mother, Rose Hawley; sisters Suzanne (Roger) Metz, Chris (Mike) Gassner, Karen (Carl) Treml , Dave (Cindy) Hawley, Gary (Mary) Hawley, along with many cherished nieces, nephews, and godchildren. She is preceded in death by her father, Norbert Hawley, mother- and father-in-law Ginny and Earl Ashman, and sister-in-law Jean Wall.

    Betty enjoyed gardening, mowing her lawn, backyard cookouts with family, watching old movies, going for "a ride", shopping with her mom and sisters, helping elementary students with reading at her daughter's school, cheering on the Packers, taking care of her grandchildren, and supporting them as they played sports, participated in school Masses and concerts, and in all their academic accomplishments. Betty was always willing to drop everything to help out friends and family. Her jokes, laughter, stories, and selflessness will be greatly missed. Family and friends look forward to meeting up with her again one day.

    The family thanks all doctors, nurses, caregivers, and clergy who tended to Betty's needs both in Appleton and at Froedtert Hospital in Waukesha, with a special thanks to Fr. Tom Farrell of St. Pius X parish. A memorial fund has been established in her name.

    A visitation will be held on Thursday, March 26, 2015, from 4:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m. at Valley Funeral Home, 2211 N. Richmond Street in Appleton, with a prayer service at 5:45. Visitation will continue on Friday morning, March 27, 2015, from 10:00 a.m.-12:00 noon at St. Pius X Parish, 500 W. Marquette Street in Appleton, preceding the funeral Mass which will be held at 12:00 noon, with Father Thomas Farrell officiating.

    God knew that she was suffering. He knew she was in pain. He knew that she would never get well on earth again. He saw the road was getting rough and the hills were hard to climb. So He closed her weary eyelids and whispered, "Peace be thine." It broke our hearts to lose her, but she didn't go alone, for parts of us went with her the day God called her home.

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    Betty Cecelia (Hawley) Ashman, age 64, of Appleton passed away on Sunday, March 22, 2015 at Froedtert Hospital with her husband and daughter by her side. She was born September 8, 1950, the second of six children, to Rose and the late Norbert Hawley. She graduated from Appleton West High School, class of 1968. During high school she worked at Quaker Dairy. Upon graduation she worked at Wichmann's Furniture for several years. She then worked at Albany International Appleton Wire Division and retired after 35 years. She married her high school boyfriend, John, on August 9, 1969, and they enjoyed over 45 years together. She was a member of St. Pius X Catholic in Appleton.

    She will be sadly missed and eternally loved by her husband, John; daughter Christy (Nathan) Hintz; grandsons Grant, Bryce, and Sawyer John Hintz; mother, Rose Hawley; sisters and brothers Suzanne (Roger) Metz, Chris (Mike) Gassner, Karen (Carl) Treml , and Dave (Cindy) Hawley, Gary (Mary) Hawley, along with many cherished nieces, nephews, godchildren, great-nieces and great-nephews. She was preceded in death by her father, Norb Hawley, mother- and father-in-law Ginny and Earl Ashman, and sister-in-law Jean Wall.

    Betty enjoyed gardening, mowing her lawn, backyard cookouts with family, watching old movies and American Idol, going for "a ride", shopping with her mom and sisters, helping elementary students with reading at her daughter's school, cheering on the Packers, watching Little House with John, spending time at the Rushes in Door County, taking care of her grandchildren, and supporting them as they played sports, participated in school Masses and concerts, and in all their academic accomplishments. Betty was always willing to drop everything to help out friends and family. Her jokes, laughter, stories, and selflessness will be greatly missed. Family and friends look forward to meeting up with her again one day.

    The family thanks all doctors, nurses, caregivers, and clergy who tended to Betty's needs both in Appleton and at Froedtert Hospital in Waukesha, with a special thanks to Fr. Tom Farrell of St. Pius X parish. A memorial fund has been established in her name.

    A visitation will be held on Thursday, March 26, 2015, from 4:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m. at Valley Funeral Home, 2211 N. Richmond Street in Appleton, with a prayer service at 5:45 p.m.. Visitation will continue on Friday morning, March 27, 2015, from 10:00 a.m.-12:00 noon at St. Pius X Parish, 500 W. Marquette Street in Appleton. The funeral Mass will be at 12:00 noon with Father Thomas Farrell officiating.



    Mom, God knew that you were suffering. He knew you were in pain. He knew that you would never get well on earth again. He saw the road was getting rough and the hills were hard to climb. So He closed your weary eyelids and whispered, "Peace be thine." It broke my heart to lose you, but you didn't go alone, for parts of me went with you the day God called you home. I love you, Mom. No matter what, remember that. Love, Christy

    Betty, this is our 7:00 prayer: Heavenly Father, please grant us the faith needed for this healing journey. Holy Spirit, show us anything that will block the healing in our lives; teach us to overcome. Cleanse our minds, bodies, and souls to be made whole. We ask this in Jesus' name. Amen

    I love you Betty…. "I love you more."
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Christy Ashman

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