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Lori Beth Wysocki

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James William Sanicola

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Elwood Andrew Hopfensperger

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Family: Joan Wichman (b. August 4, 1932, d. June 18, 1985)

Biography

  • Birth: Elwood Andrew Hopfensperger was born on September 15, 1930 in Darboy, Calumet Co, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: He and Joan Wichman were married on October 4, 1952 in Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: Elwood Andrew Hopfensperger died on October 20, 1995, at age 65, in Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Burial: He was buried in Highland Memorial Park, Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Note: SOURCE: APPLETON POST CRESCENT OBITUARY Sunday, October 22, 1995
    Elwood A. Hopfensperger " Hoppy ", from Freedom, age 65, passed Friday October 20, 1995. He was born September 15, 1930 in Darboy, the son of the late Matt & Valesca ( Stommel ) Hopfensperger. On October 4, 1952 he married the former Joan Wichman and they enjoyed 32 years of marriage until her death on June 18, 1985. Elwood was a lifetime farmer and was also employed by Nash Finch for 36 years until his retirement in 1994. His favorite pasttimes included building giant jigsaw puzzles and his annual fishing trip to Canada with his brother-in-law, Johnny. Survivors; three children; Marsha (Steve) Smith, Bruce (Cathy) Hopfensperger, and Deanne (Roger) Abel, all of Freedom; eight grandchildren; Justin and Candice Hendrickson, Chelsea Smith, B.J., Andy and David Hopfensperger, Amanda and Amber Abel; seven sisters and three brothers; Jean Hoffman, Appleton; Ernesta Wysocki, Milwaukee; Gregg (Bonnie) Hopfensperger, Forest Junction; Geneva (Johnny) Hanges, Appleton; Carl (Carolyn) Hopfensperger, Albany, Indiana; Ranetta Voight, Neenah; Charolette (Tony) Guckenberger, Appleton; Donna (Joe) Bouressa, Green Bay; Jim (Joyce) Hopfensperger, Black Creek; Sharon Hopfensperger, Menasha; two sisters in-law; Irene Hopfensperger, Modesto, Ca.; Joan Hopfensperger, Appleton; his mother in-law, Vera (Irv) Hertzfeldt, Appleton; two brothers in-law; Ken (Joyce) Wichman, Appleton; Wesley, Audrey Wichman, Littleton, Co.
    Elwood was preceded in death by an infant daughter, Carla; two brothers; Matt and Edgar Hopfensperger and three brothers in-law; John Hoffmen, Art Wysocki and Bob Voight.
    Complete funeral services will be held at 7 p.m. Monday, October 23, 1995 at Wichmann Funeral Home, 537 N. Superior St., with Rev. Duane Ullrich of Freedom Moravian Church officiating. Interment will be at Highland Memorial Park. Friends may call Monday directly at the funeral home from 4 p.m. until the hour of services. The family wishes to extend a special thank you to Dr. Hagen and the staff at Colony Oaks Care Center for their help and concern.

Joan Wichman

F, b. August 4, 1932, d. June 18, 1985

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Family: Elwood Andrew Hopfensperger (b. September 15, 1930, d. October 20, 1995)

Biography

  • Birth: Joan Wichman was born on August 4, 1932 in Seymour, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: She and Elwood Andrew Hopfensperger were married on October 4, 1952 in Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: Joan Wichman died on June 18, 1985, at age 52, in Seymour, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Burial: She was buried in Highland Memorial Park, Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Note: SOURCE: APPLETON POST CRESCENT OBITUARY Wednesday, June 19, 1985
    Mrs. Elwood Hopfensperger [Joan Wichman] Rt. 1 Seymour, Wisconsin

    The Lord has taken our loved one away, to free her from her pain. Her love has filled the hearts of many, for us it will remain. J oan, age 50, passed away at 4 p.m. Tuesday, June 18, 1985, following a courageous 13 year battle with cancer. She was born February 12, 1935, in Seymour. Joan was a loving wife, devoted mother, a proud grandmother, and an all around special person. She will be deeply and sadly missed by everyone, especially her famil and friends.

    Survivors include her husband, Elwood, with wom she had been married for 32 years; two daughters and a son in-law; Marsha and Steven Hendrickson, Appleton, and Deanne Hopfensperger, at home, and her fiance, Rober Abel, Menasha; a son and daughter in-law, Bruce and Cathy Hopfensperger, Seymour; four granchildren, Justin and Candace Hendrickson, and B.J. and Andy Hopfensperger; her mother and step-father, Vera and Irvin Herzfeldt, Appleton; a mother in-law, Valesca Hopfensperger, Menasha; a maternal Grandmother, Louise Krueger, Appleton; and two brothers and sisters in-law, Kenneth and Joyce Wichman, Appleton, and Wesley and Audrey Wichman, Littleton, Colorado. She was further survived by aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews.

    She was preceded in death by a daughter, Carla Hopfensperg; and her father, Edwin Wichman.
    The complete funeral service will be at 8 p.m. Thursday, June 20, 1985, at the Wichmann Funeral Home, 537 N. Superior St., with the Rev. R.A. Pogram officiating. Interment will be in Highland Memorial Park Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home from 4 p.m. Thursday until the time of service. A memorial fund is being established.

Marsha Lynn Hopfensperger

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Steve Smith

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  • Descendant of an Immigrant on: Maria Magdalena

Chelsea Smith

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  • Descendant of an Immigrant on: Maria Magdalena

Bruce Arthur Hopfensperger

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Bruce James Hopfensperger

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Andy Hopfensperger

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David Hopfensperger

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Deanna Hopfensperger

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Roger Abel

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Amanda Abel

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Amber Abel

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Carla Joan Hopfensperger

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Biography

  • Birth: Carla Joan Hopfensperger was born on June 10, 1954 in Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: She died on September 23, 1954, at age 0, in Seymour, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Burial: She was buried in Highland Memorial Park, Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Note: SOURCE: APPLETON POST CRESCENT OBITUARY Friday, September 24, 1954

    Infant Found Dead in Crib
    Seymour Mother Finds Baby; Rule Death Natural

    Seymour- A three and a half month old baby girl died in her crib of natural causes about 2 o'clock Thursday afternoon while her mother was working in the front yard. She was Carla Joan Hopfensperger, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Elwood A. Hopfensperger, Rt. 1, Seymour. Outagamie County coroner, Bernard H. Kemps said the girls death was due to natural causes, probably pneuomia. He said no further investigtion is planned. The baby was partly covered with a blanket when discovered by the mother. The mother told authorities she had been working in the yard for 15 or 20 minutes. She said she heard her cry as she left the house, but there was nothing unusual about it. The infant was apparently was dead when she returned to the home. Mrs. Hopfensperger ran across the road to a neighbors, Michael Demerath, for help. The infant was rushed to a Seymour Physician's office, but was pronounced dead on arrival.

    The girl was born June 10, 1954 in Appleton. Survices will be held at 3 o'clock Saturday afternoon at Brettschneider Funeral Home, Appleton, with burial in Highland Memorial Park. The Rev. W. Lange, pastor of Emmanuel Lutheran Church, Seymour, is in charge. Friends may call at the Funeral Home after 4 o'clock this afternoon until the services.

    Survivors include the parents; grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Edwin Wichmann, Appleton; and Mr. and Mrs. Matt A. Hopfensperger, Rt. 4, Appleton; two great grandmothers, Mrs. Anna Wichmann, Appleton; and Mrs. Louisa Krueger, Appleton; and a great great grandfather, Joseph Dalke, Appleton.

Charolette Ann Hopfensperger

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Anthony Christian Guckenberger

M, b. October 9, 1932, d. May 12, 2002

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Biography

  • Birth: Anthony Christian Guckenberger was born on October 9, 1932 in Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: He died on May 12, 2002, at age 69, in Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Note: Anthony C. Guckenberger “Tony” Appleton

    Age 69, passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, May 12, 2002 at Appleton Medical Center. He will be deeply missed by his wife Charlotte whom he wed on August 3, 1954 at Holy Angels Catholic Church in Darboy; Mark A. (Debra) of Darboy, Cindy Lou (Rick) DeBruin of Kimberly, David J. (Debra) of Ashippun, Wisconsin, Donald J. of Appleton;and Vicki (Chuck) Sahr of Menasha. He will especially be missed by his beloved grandchildren Christie, Rebecca, Zachary, and Aaron Guckenberger; John, Mac, and Alex Guckenberger; Michael and Michelle Guckenberger; and Natasha and Jacob Sahr. He is also survived by his sisters Evelyn E. Guckenberger, and Mildred (Larry) Kuklinski all of Appleton; his in-laws Ernesta Wysocki of Milwaukee, Greg (Bonnie) Hopfensperger of Brillion, Geneva (John) Hanges of Appleton, Carl (Caroline) Hopfensperger of New Albany, Indiana, Donna (Joe) Bouressa of Green Bay, Jim (Joyce) Hopfensperger of Black Creek, and Sharon Hopfensperger of Menasha. He was born on September 26, 1932 in Appleton the son of the late Christian and Jennie (Schuh) Guckenberger. He served his country in the United States Army during the Korean Conflict. He was employed as a Research Engineer at Pecheney (formerly American Can) where he was instrumental in the development of numerous food related packages and patents retiring in 1993. He was 2000 Janet Berry Volunteer of the year sponsored by the Post Crescent. He served on the Marathon Credit Union Board of Directors, and was the current president of the Golden “K” Kiwanis Club. Tony and his family were charter and active members of St. Bernadette Parish. Tony volunteered many hours at the Thompson Community Center, Appleton Medical Center, Salvation Army, and numerous other charities. He and his grandson Michael volunteered many Thanksgivings at the Salvation Army cooking and serving food for the needy. He was preceded in death by his parents, his sister Rita (Andy) Boehnlein, his father and mother-in-law Matt (Lessie) Hopfensperger; his brothers-in-law Edgar, Elwood (Joan), and Matt Hopfensperger; his sisters-in-law Eugenia (John) Hoffman, and Ranetta (Bob) Voigt. Mass of the Resurrection will be conducted on Thursday, May 16, 2002 at 11:00 AM at St. Bernadette Catholic Church, 2331 East Lourdes Drive. Visitation will be on Wednesday at the funeral home from 4-8 PM, and on Thursday at the church from 9:00 AM until the time of the mass. Parish prayer and scripture services will be at 7:30 PM on Wednesday. In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund is being established.

    Our Dad’s Motto Take a body full of unconditional love Sprinkle in a face full of sunshine And mix it with handshakes of hope And your next deed will be easier than the last. God Bless All of You Tony (Dad)

    Dad, You have taught us many things; too many to list. Here are the things that stick out the most: The importance of moral values, family, friends, work ethic, and dedication. You always said, “money does not bring you happiness, only giving and love will bring you and the people around you happiness. Be proud of your accomplishments and failures and keep your head up.” We will miss you, but the things you taught us will always shed light on every day of our mortal lives. Your Children.

    Daddy, You were a very special part of my life. You have taught me so much. Yes, you even learned a few things from me. Whenever the words “my Dad” were spoken, my heart expanded with love and pride. As old as I am, I will still be Daddy’s little girl. I do not know how Rick or I will be able to complete a project without your help, or supervisory skills. Who is going to show me how to warm my bait to catch a “Big Whooper Socker”? Who is going to feel sorry for me that I keep losing at sheepshead? Who is going to take that morning walk or Gator Ride in the North Woods with me? I have so many question like this “Who is going to …”? Everyone tells me to be strong and continue on. How do I do that? I will have to learn all by myself. I hope the memories that flow faster than a flooded river will last forever.

    I Love you, Daddy Little Cuckcoo


    WICHMANN FUNERAL HOME 537 North Superior Street Appleton 739-1231.

Debra Jean Shefka

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Cindy Louise Guckenberger

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Richard William Debruin

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Donald Joseph Guckenberger

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Family: Susan Zak