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Candace A Peeters

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Family: Scott Waiter

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Scott Waiter

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Sherilyn A Peters

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Rosanne Marie Short

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Jennifer Marie Verstegen

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William Emmett Peerenboom

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Jeffery James Romenesko

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Family: Nancy Lee Larsen (b. March 13, 1967, d. September 14, 2015)

  • Descendant of an Immigrant on: America

Nancy Lee Larsen

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Biography

  • Birth: Nancy Lee Larsen was born on March 13, 1967 in Hanover Park, DuPage Co, Illinois.
  • Death: She died on September 14, 2015, at age 48.
  • Burial: She was buried in St John Cemetery, Little Chute, Wisconsin.
  • Note: Romenesko, Nancy Lee

    On Monday, September 14, 2015 we said goodbye to a wonderful, amazing, and courageous lady. Born on March 13 in 1967, Nancy Lee Romenesko (Larsen) shared a birthday with her oldest daughter Amber. She lost her battle to Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML), but what she brought to life was so much more. Nancy loved life and her family most of all. A devoted wife to Jeffery James Romenesko, mother of Amber Sue Romenesko (Tyler Heegeman) and Alexandria Lee Feavel (Luke James Feavel Jr). A grandmother to Alayna, Johnny, and Carter. She extended her generous motherly support to Caitlin Dvorak wholeheartedly. Nancy was a daughter to Lloyd and Vivian Larsen and James and Susan Romenesko. She was a sister to David Larsen, Jon Larsen (Kim Larsen), Deb Van Dalen (Tom Van Dalen), Michael Larsen, Andy Larsen (Nicole Larsen), Michelle Steltzer (Harald Steltzer) and Chuck Romenesko (Holly Romenesko). She was also an aunt and friend to many. She was preceded in death by her son Jarad Lee Larsen, her mother June Deu Larsen, and brother-in-law Greg Romenesko.

    Nancy was such an awesome example to us all. She stayed positive through many struggles and always found a way to see the best in all people. Nancy knew about living life to its fullest, and she loved people genuinely. She would shop endless hours to find the perfect gift for events and holidays. She loved finding bargains, garage sales, and shopping with her girls. She loved driving for Domino's in Neenah. Nancy was an avid golfer who would consistently beat her husband's score. A competitive gamer by nature from card games from whirlpool to cribbage. If Nancy was in the game, she was in it to win! How much we all loved her spirit. But most of all, Nancy loved living life. Even through her health struggles, Nancy always chose to stay positive and live life to the fullest. She was an example to many. May she fly free with the birds!

    Sincerely thanks and gratitude extended to the University of Wisconsin Madison Carbone Cancer Center, Saint Elizabeth's Hospital, and the Heartland Palliative care team.

    Nancy's life will be celebrated with a service at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, September 18, 2015, at the Verkuilen-Van Deurzen Family Funeral Home, 101 Canal Street, Little Chute. Visitation will be at the funeral home on Thursday, September 17, 2015, from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. and again on Friday from 11:00 a.m. until the time of the service.

    In lieu of flowers, donations to this year's Down Syndrome's walk on October 3rd in Neenah (Cruisin' with Carter) are being collected.

Amber Sue Romenesko

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Alexandra Lee Romenesko

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Gregory James Romenesko

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Biography

  • Birth: Gregory James Romenesko was born on April 24, 1968 in Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: He died on May 22, 2015, at age 47.
  • Note: Romenesko, Gregory James

    Celebrating a Great Man

    We celebrate the life of a great man, Greg Romenesko (47), Rochester, who fell asleep in Jesus on Friday, May 22, due to severe complications following his heart transplant. Greg was a father to four, a husband, a son, a brother, an uncle and a friend to many. He was a very kind, fun, and intelligent man who always looked at the glass half full and not half empty. Anyone who knows Greg knows his greatest accomplishment was his family: his wife, Michelle, and their children Samantha (19), Marcus (16), Andrea (12), and Krystina (8). His favorite pass time was capturing their many lifetime memories on camera. However, Greg's heart of gold deeply touched many beyond those of his family. Greg would go out of his way to do anything for anyone, and was known best for telling jokes or simply putting a smile on someone's face.

    Greg's journey began with his birth to Jim and Sue Romenesko on April 24, 1968, in Appleton, WI. From the beginning, he struggled from a complex Congenital Heart Defect and was never expected to live past the age of 2. This however never held Greg back from living his life to the fullest, or taking anything for granted. He graduated from Kaukauna High School in 1987 and went on to attend college. Greg graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Platteville, with a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry in December of 1993. There he met his wife, Michelle Bartelt (daughter of Dick and Jeanie Bartelt of Beaver Dam), who he married on July 23, 1994, at First Lutheran Church in Beaver Dam, WI. Greg was a people person and for many years worked as a sales man in the specialty chemical industry. He enjoyed his time of travel, from his first airplane ride to his many hours on the road. Outside of work Greg enjoyed working with teens, anything from listening to their stories or problems, to homework help, to sharing his faith.

    Through the many trials of his life, Greg held his confident trust in Jesus. He believed God has a plan, "it's to either teach me something or to teach others through me. In time His plan will unfold and my hope is it's sooner rather than later, but it's His plan". Greg was a true disciple of God, a real living angel. Many are blessed to call Greg a friend. And in the words of Greg "This is the life God has given me and I believe when my time is up, I am ready".

    In celebration of Greg's life a service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 30, at Holy Cross Lutheran Church, 2703 9th Ave NW Rochester, MN. Visitation will be held from 5-8 p.m. Friday, May 29, at Ranfranz and Vine Funeral Home, 5421 Royal Place NW, Rochester, MN, and for one hour prior to the service at church.

    Greg would have wanted any memorials to be sent to the family for decisions to be made at a later time.

    Ranfranz and Vine Funeral Homes 5421 Royal Place NW Rochester, MN 55901 (507) 289-3600.
  • Graduation: He graduated from Kaukauna High School in 1987.
  • Descendant of an Immigrant on: America

Michelle Patricia Bartelt

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Michelle M Romenesko

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Charles James Romenesko

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Holly Danette Schultz

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Sharlene Judith Verstegen

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Brian Peeters

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Bradley Peeters

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Timothy Joseph Peeters

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Claire Bouressa

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Katie Peeters

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Karly Sue Peeters

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Rachel Lauren Peeters

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James J Bouressa

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St John High School Yearbook 1947

Biography

  • Birth: James J Bouressa was born on April 25, 1929 in Little Chute, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: He died on February 22, 2013, at age 83.
  • Burial: He was buried in St Margaret Mary Cemetery, Neenah, Wisconsin.
  • Occupation: He was a Dentist.
  • Note: Dr. James Joseph Bouressa "Jim"

    James J. Bouressa, 83, Neenah, passed away peacefully in his sleep on Friday, February 22, 2013. He was born April 25, 1929, Little Chute, son of Clarence and Regina (Verstegen) Bouressa. As the oldest of 5 children, Jim was looked up to by his siblings as a family leader and confidant throughout his life. Jim really enjoyed his boyhood days growing up in Little Chute and would often tell stories of his fond memories with friends and family.

    Jim excelled in athletics, academics and leadership while attending St. John High School. He went on to attend St. Norbert College and Marquette University School of Dentistry. Jim was a proud member of Omicron Kappa Upsilon, a honorary fraternity of dentists. He was recognized for his service to the profession earning distinction from the International College of Dentists. Jim valued education and was a lifelong learner.

    In 1952, Jim married the love of his life Ramona "Mona" G. Vanden Heuvel, at St. John Nepomucene Catholic Church, Little Chute. He was a dedicated and loving husband throughout their 60 years of marriage. Jim and Mona settled in Neenah to raise their four children where they remained life-long residents and made many friends. Jim's greatest pride was his family.

    Jim was devoted to his chosen profession of dentristry and helped many people throughout the years. He served in several voluntary and service oriented positions along with other community activities. He was a long time member of St. Margaret Mary Parish, Neenah, where he volunteered much of his time and resources.

    He is remembered for his love of life and laughter, commitment to family and friends. But most of all he will be remembered for his compassion and love for people, his warmth and generosity. He was a great dad, special grandpa, loving brother, caring uncle, dedicated friend and loving husband. He will be sadly missed by everyone who knew him, but his memory and love will live on in those he touched.

    Jim is survived by his wife, Mona; four children: Michael (Patricia) Bouressa, Neenah; Claire (Timothy) Peeters, Neenah; Robert (Marcia) Bouressa, Boca Raton, FL; and Paul (Elizabeth) Bouressa, Eugene, OR; eleven grandchildren: Amy, Jeffrey, and Gregory Bouressa, Katie (Mickey) Schallie, Karly and Rachel (fiancé Vince Udo) Peeters, Phillip, Edward, Nathan, Anna, and Mimi Bouressa; three great grandchildren: Derrek, Becca, and Grace; five siblings: Philip (Birdie) Bouressa, Carol (Ken) Janssen, Janet Janssen, Ellen (Ed) Hammen, and Jayne (David) Smits; sisters- and brother-in-law: Jule (Ted) Huiting and Doris Vanden Heuvel; and many other relatives and friends.

    In addition to his parents, Jim is further preceded in death by his brother-in-laws: Les Janssen and Noel Vanden Heuvel; and Mona's four siblings.

    Funeral services will be held at 4:00 p.m., Wednesday, February 27, 2013, at St. Margaret Mary Catholic Church, 620 Division St., Neenah, with Fr. Michael Ingold officiating. Interment will be in St. Margaret Cemetery, Neenah. Visitation will be held at the church on Wednesday from 2:00 p.m. until the time of the mass. A memorial has been established in Jim's name to the Valley VNA-Alzheimer's Unit, St. Margaret Mary Parish, or the charity of your choice.

    The family would like to extend a special thank you to the staff of Emerald Court at the Valley VNA, Theda Care at Home Hospice, and Tom Huiting, for their loving care of Jim.
  • Graduation: He graduated from St John High School, Little Chute, in 1947.
  • Descendant of an Immigrant on: America