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Peter Helein

M, b. February 16, 1862, d. October 16, 1938

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Family: Mary Felton (b. June 3, 1872, d. December 15, 1959)

Biography

  • Birth: Peter Helein was born on February 16, 1862 in Belgium, Ozaukee Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: He died on October 16, 1938, at age 76.
  • Burial: He was buried in St John the Baptist Cemetery, Seymour, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.

Marcella P Helein

F, b. September 13, 1927, d. October 10, 2014

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Family 2: Henry J Seidl (b. November 24, 1915, d. January 30, 2008)

Biography

  • Birth: Marcella P Helein was born on September 13, 1927.
  • Marriage: She and John A Schommer were married on April 26, 1947.
  • Marriage: Marcella P Helein and Henry J Seidl were married on January 15, 1999.
  • Death: Marcella P Helein died on October 10, 2014, at age 87, in Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Burial: She was buried in St Nicholas Cemetery, Freedom, Wisconsin.
  • Note: Marcella P. (Helein) Schommer, age 87, of Appleton - loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and servant of the Lord passed away on Friday, October 10, 2014, at St. Elizabeth Hospital. She was born September 13, 1927, daughter to the late Michael and Margaret (Ebben) Helein. Marcella attended school in Seymour.

    On April 26, 1947, she married John A. Schommer celebrating 46 years of marriage. They had ten children together. John preceded Marcy in death on November 12, 1993.

    Marcy was a longtime member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church. She was an active member of the Care Ministry visiting the homebound with communion. She belonged to the People of Praise and was a member of the Secular Franciscans. She was also a member of the Sacred Heart Senior group.

    Marcy had a great devotion to her Catholic faith and her family. She enjoyed reading the Bible, praying the rosary, and attending daily mass in her retirement, as well as attending sporting events, performances and concerts of her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She loved playing cards and dancing.

    Marcy is survived by her ten children: Sandra (Larry) Russell, Oconomowoc, Daniel (Mary) Schommer, Waupaca, Steve (Melanie) Schommer, Green Bay, Bonnie (Frank) Dennee, Phillips, Jacqueline (Dan) Sturm, Appleton, Kevin (Sue) Schommer, Wrightstown, Gary (Polly) Schommer, Appleton, Karla (Earl) Denne, Waupaca, Tom (Lisa) Schommer, Appleton, and Amy (Greg) Schoettler, Black Creek; 29 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; brother, Clyde (Marion) Helein; and her in-laws: Ray Schommer, Helen Schommer, Betty Coppus, and Anna Decoster. She is further survived by many nieces and nephews.

    She was preceded in death by her parents Mike and Margaret, husband John, her step-mom, Berniece Helein, grandson Alvin, her in-laws Leo and Adrianna Schommer, Merle Schommer, Gladys Anchutz, Hazel Schommer, Fran Thompson, Betty Schommer, and great-grandchild Izabella.

    A Mass of Resurrection will be celebrated at 11 am on Wednesday, October 15, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 222 E. Fremont St., Appleton, with Father Donald Zuleger officiating. Friends may call from 4 to 7 pm on Tuesday at the Brettschneider-Trettin-Nickel Funeral Chapel and directly at the church on Wednesday from 9:30 am until the time of service. Parish Prayer Service will take place at 7 pm on Tuesday at the funeral chapel. Interment will take place at St. Nicholas Catholic Cemetery, Freedom. In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund has been established for the Sacred Heart Youth Group.
  • Descendant of an Immigrant on: America

John A Schommer

M, b. April 30, 1926, d. November 12, 1993

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Biography

  • Birth: John A Schommer was born on April 30, 1926 in Freedom, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: He and Marcella P Helein were married on April 26, 1947.
  • Death: John A Schommer died on November 12, 1993, at age 67, in Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Burial: He was buried in St Nicholas Cemetery, Freedom, Wisconsin.
  • Note: SOURCE: APPLETON POST CRESCENT OBITUARY
    Sunday November 14, 1993

    John A. Schommer,
    1713 S. Jackson St.
    Appleton

    Age 67, loving husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather who loved life to the fullest, died on Friday November 12, 1993 surrounded by his loving family. John was born on April 30, 1926 in Freedom, Wisconsin, the son of the late Leo and Adrianna (Arnoldussen) Schommer. He served his country as an Army Tech Sergeant in the Signal Corps. in World War II. He was in charge of prisoners on Marianna Island. John was a member of the VFW Post No. 7692 in Freedom and a life time member of the Jacob Coppus Post No. 258 of the American Legion. He retireded from Fox Valley Technical College after 30 years. John was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church for 38 years and volunteered as a Eucharist Minnister taking communion to the home bound. He was also a member of the People of Praise. John loved to hunt and fish with his family. He enjoyed cooking, camping, telling stories and jokes and playing sheephead.

    He is survived by his wife of 47 years, Marcella (Helein) Schommer; five daughters and five sons in-law; Sandy and Larry Russell, Oconomowoc; Bonnie and Frank Dennee, Phillips, Wisconsin; Jackie and Daniel Sturm, Appleton; Karla and Earl Dennee, Waupaca; and Amy and Gregory Schoettler, Black Creek; five sons and four daughters in-law; Daniel and Mary Schommer, Waupaca; Steven Schommer, Appleton; Kevin and Sue Schommer, Wrightstown; Gary and Polly Schommer, Appleton; Thomas and Lisa Schommer, Appleton; a brother and sister in-law, Ray and Betty Schommer, Combined Locks; five sisters and three brothers in-law; Gladys Anschutz, Seymour; Hazel Schommer, Appleton; Betty and Charles Coppus, Freedom; Fran and Tom Thompson, California; Anna Mae and Mark De Coster, Freedom; 29 grandchildren and a great grandchild, a sister in-law, Helen Schommer, Freedom.

    He was preceded in death besides his parents by his two brothers; Merle and Leo Jr.; and a sister, Ilene. Complete funeral services will be conducted on Tuesday, November 16, 1993 at 11 a.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 222 E. Fremont St., with the Rev. William Kuhr officiating. Interment will take place at St. Nicholas Cemetery, Freedom. Friends may call at the Wichmann Funeral Home, 537 N. Superior St., on Monday from 4 until 8 p.m. and on Tuesday from 8 a.m. until the cortege leaves for the church. Parish prayer and scripture services will be at 8 p.m. Monday. The American Legion and VFW visitation will be at 7 p.m. Monday. A memorial fund is being established in John's name. John was dearly loved by his family. We saw that we could not keep him. The Lord has taken him home.

Sandra J Schommer

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Larry Russell

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Daniel J Schommer

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Mary Kay Sturm

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Steven Charles Schommer

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Family 2: Melanie Slade

Family 3: Carol Jean Mucha

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Patricia Baeten

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Angela Schommer

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Bonita Mary Schommer

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Family: Frank Dennee

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Frank Dennee

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Jacqueline Ann Schommer

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  • Descendant of an Immigrant on: America

Jennifer Lynn Sturm

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Kevin Michael Schommer

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Gary Leo Schommer

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Karla Kay Schommer

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Family: Earl Dennee

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Thomas Richard Schommer

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Amy Lynn Schommer

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Clyde J Helein

M, b. January 30, 1929, d. October 22, 2014

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Biography

  • Birth: Clyde J Helein was born on January 30, 1929.
  • Death: He died on October 22, 2014, at age 85, in Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Burial: He was buried in Highland Memorial Park, Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Note: Clyde "Lefty" Helein

    85 of Appleton, peacefully entered the arms of His Lord Jesus Christ on Wednesday, October 22, 2014 at AMC hospital, warmly embraced by his loving family. He was born on January 30, 1929, son to the late Michael and Margaret (Ebben) Helein. Clyde, a 1947 graduate of Seymour High School, was a trombone player in the marching band and participated in many sports; boxing his favorite. He married the true love of his life, Marion "Deede" Verbeten on October 21, 1953 at St. John's Catholic Church, Seymour. They very recently celebrated 61 years of marriage.

    Lefty was a dairy farmer in Seymour until 1968, after which time he moved to Appleton and became an Inventory Controller at Foxland Harvestor, retiring after 24 years. He was a volunteer at Appleton Medical Center for 12 years, and recently at Bethesda Thrift Store where he satisfied his love for tinkering. Lefty's hobbies included gardening and woodworking--especially making bird houses and lawn ornaments. Above all, he loved the time he spent at his cottage on Boundry Lake. His proudest accomplishments were his wife and family. He also had many cherished memories with neighbors, friends and, especially, "The Group."

    Lefty was an active, long time member of St. Therese Catholic Church, Appleton. Here he faithfully served the Lord through ushering and Eucharistic Ministry, serving for funerals and as a member of the Catholic Knights Society.

    He is survived by his wife Marion, six daughters: Karen (Todd) Dontje, Kathy (Curt)Konetzke and Kay (Pete) Rickert all of Appleton; Kathleen (Michael) Frohna, Green Bay; Kristine (Tom) Kolb, Sherwood and Kelly (Scott) Johanning, Muskego WI; 17 grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren; his in-laws: Lorraine VanVreede, Florence (Jack) DeGoey , Evie Verbeten, Doris Verbeten and Lois Gonnering; also Carol (Ron) DeBruin. He is further survived by many nieces and nephews.

    He was preceded in death by his parents: Mike and Margaret Helein, an infant son, his sister Marcella (John) Schommer, stepmother Bernice Helein, his in-laws: Helen and Harold Verbeten, Harvey VanVreede, Earl and Betty Verbeten, Blanche and Jerry Pynenberg, Ralph, Robert and Marlon Verbeten and Donald Gonnering.

    A Mass of Resurrection will be celebrated at 11 a.m. on Saturday, October 25, at St. Therese Catholic Church, 213 E. Wisconsin Ave., Appleton, with Father Dennis Ryan officiating. Family and friends may visit Friday from 4 - 7 p.m. at the Brettschneider-Trettin-Nickel Funeral Chapel, and directly at church on Saturday from 9:00 a.m. until the time of service. Parish Prayer Service will take place at 7 p.m. on Friday at the funeral chapel, Deacon Tony Abts officiating.

    The family would like to give special thanks to our wonderful neighbors; especially Dave and Jill Miller, and the staff on the 6th floor east at AMC.

    In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund has been established.
  • Graduation: He graduated from Seymour High School in 1947.
  • Descendant of an Immigrant on: America

Marion M Verbeten

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Karen Helein

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Family: Todd Dontje

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Kathryn Helein

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Kay Helein

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Family 1: Mark Ponshock

Family 2: Peter Rickert

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