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Rebecca Berg

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Erin Elizabeth Berg

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Family: Justin Kahl

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Peter Daniel Berg

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Robert J VandenHeuvel

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Reyne M Nooyen

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Libby VandenHeuvel

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Hilary VandenHeuvel

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Family: Tedd VanCamp

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Lucy VandenHeuvel

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Lynn Ellen VandenHeuvel

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David Clar VandenHeuvel

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Mitchell Jerome VandenHeuvel

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Justina (Josie) Ebben

F, b. March 17, 1906, d. March 2, 1998

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Biography

  • Birth: Justina (Josie) Ebben was born on March 17, 1906 in Little Chute, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: She and Ferdinand (Chuck) Bowers were married on June 19, 1933 in St John Nepomucene Church, Little Chute, Wisconsin.
  • Death: Justina (Josie) Ebben died on March 2, 1998, at age 91, in Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Burial: She was buried in Holy Cross, Kaukauna, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Note: Appleton Post Crescent

    Tuesday, March 3, 1998

    Mrs.Ferdinand Bowers
    Justina 'Josie' Ebben
    716 Hyland Ave. Kaukauna

    Age 91, died suddenly Monday, March 2, 1998 at St. Elizabeth Hospital. She was born March 17, 1906 in Little Chute, the daughter of the late Adrian and Mary [Vanden Heuvel] Ebben. Josie was an avid bingo player and Cub fan. She was a member of Holy Cross Catholic Church, the Lady Foresters.

    She is survived by two sons and daughters in-law; Roger and Patricia Bowers Sr., Carl and Judy Bowers, Sr.; a daughter and son in-law, Donna and Dave Doolittle, all of Kaukauna; 14 grandchildren; Mary Jo [Dan] Ashauer, Kathy [Donald] Dorn, Chris [John] Kerscher, Fred [Cari] Bowers, Julie [Scott] Skalmusky, Joan [Mark] Klister, Roger Bowers, Jr., Bill Bowers, Al [Jodie] Bowers, Lynn [Ed] Ebben, Lory [Ray] Hietpas, Dan [Amy] Doolittle, Lisa [Jim] Van Zeeland; 22 great grandchildren; three sisters in-law, Inez Ebben, Little Chute; Ceil Van Asten and Agnes Ebben, Kaukauna; her husbands brother, sister and brother in-law, Omer [Cordell] Bowers, Kaukauna; Marie Huss, Owen, Wisconsin; Mel Van Asten, Combined Locks.

    She was preceded in death by her husband, Ferdinand 'Chuck' Bowers in 1982; five brothers, Peter [Mamie], Chris [Sophia], Simon [Marie], Ed and Art Ebben; two sisters; Martha [Peter] Janssen, Catherine [Bernard] Van Zeeland.

    The Mass or Resurrection will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, March 5, 1998 at Holy Cross Catholic Church with Fr. Jack Mullarkey officiating. Burial will be in the parish cemetery. Friends may call at the Fargo Funeral Home, Kaukauna from 4-8 p.m. on Wednesday, and after 8:30 a.m. Thursday until the cortege leaves for the church. There will be a parish prayer service at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday.
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Ferdinand (Chuck) Bowers

M, b. March 1, 1905, d. November 5, 1982

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Biography

  • Birth: Ferdinand (Chuck) Bowers was born on March 1, 1905 in Kaukauna, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: He and Justina (Josie) Ebben were married on June 19, 1933 in St John Nepomucene Church, Little Chute, Wisconsin.
  • Death: Ferdinand (Chuck) Bowers died on November 5, 1982, at age 77, in Kaukauna, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Burial: He was buried in Holy Cross, Kaukauna, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Note: Source: Appleton Post Crescent Obituary
    Sunday, November 7, 1982

    Ferdinand 'Chuck' Bowers
    716 Hyland Ave.
    Kaukauna

    Age 77, died Friday evening at Kaukauna Community Hospital after a brief illness. He was born March 1, 1905 in Wrightstown. He was employed by the United States Corps of Engineers and C.R. Meyer Construction prior to farming for 17 years. Mr. Bowers was a member of Holy Cross Catholic Church, the Holy Name Society and the Catholic Order of Foresters, of which he was a 50 year member.

    Survivors include his wife; Justina Ebben Bowers; a daughter and son in-law; Donna and Dave Doolittle, Kaukauna; two sons and daughters in-law; Roger and Patricia Bowers, Carl and Judy Bowers, all of Kaukauna; four brothers; Alvin 'Sam' Bowers, Minneapolis, Minnesota; Elzear and Ralph Bowers, both of Wrightstown; and Olmer Bowers, Kaukauna; five sisters; Mrs. Lucy Arnoldussen, Little Chute; Mrs. Norman (Marie_ Huss, Abbotsford; Mrs. Corrain Van Wychen; Kaukauna; Mrs. Melvin (Jean) Van Asaten, Kimberly; and Sister Rita Bowers, Racine; 14 grandchildren, and two great grandchildren.

    He was preceded in death by his parents, three brothers and three sisters. The funeral will be 10:30 a.m. Monday at Holy Cross Catholic Church, Kaukauna, with Rev. Mike Hoffmann officiating. Burial will be in the parish cemetery. Friends may call at the Fargo Funeral Home, Kaukauna from 4 to 9 p.m. Sunday and after 9 a.m. Monday until the hour of the service. There will be a prayer service at 7:30 Sunday evening.

Peter W Ebben

M, b. June 29, 1892, d. June 10, 1948

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Family: Mary M (Mamie) Welhouse (b. February 28, 1893, d. October 24, 1956)

Biography

  • Birth: Peter W Ebben was born on June 29, 1892 in Town of Vandenbroek, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Baptism: He was baptized on June 29, 1892 in St John Nepomucene Church, Little Chute, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: He and Mary M (Mamie) Welhouse were married on June 14, 1914 in Holy Name Church, Kimberly, Wisconsin.
  • Death: Peter W Ebben died on June 10, 1948, at age 55, in Kimberly, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Burial: He was buried in St Joseph Cemetery, Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Note: Source: Appleton Post Crescent Obituary

    Friday, June 11, 1948

    Peter Ebben

    Age 55, died at his home at 416 W. Kimberly Ave., Kimberly, at 8 o'clock Thursday evening after a long illness. He was born June 29, 1883, in the Town of Vandenbroek, and moved to Kimberly as a young man. He was employed at the Kimberly Clark Corp. at Kimberly for 35 years. He was a member of the Holy Name Society of the Holy Name Catholic Church, Kimberly, and of the Catholic Order of Foresters, Little Chute.

    Funeral services will be held at 9 o'clock Monday morning at the Holy Name Church, Kimberly, with the Rev. C. B. Vanden Borne in charge. Burial will be in St. Joseph Cemetery, Appleton. Friends may call at the Jansen Funeral Home, Kimberly, after noon Saturday. The rosary will be recited there at 7:30 Saturday and Sunday evenings.

    Survivors are the widow; his mother, Mrs. Mary Ebben, Little Chute; one son, Raymond Peter, at home; four brothers, Chris, Simon and Ed, all of Little Chute; and Arthur, Combined Locks; three sisters, Mrs. Peter G. Jansen, Little Chute; Mrs. Bernard Van Zeeland and Mrs. Ferdinand Bowers, both of Kaukauna.
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Joanna Mary Ebben

F, b. March 11, 1894, d. February 23, 1896

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Biography

  • Birth: Joanna Mary Ebben was born on March 11, 1894 in Little Chute, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Baptism: She was baptized on March 11, 1894 in St John Nepomucene Church, Little Chute, Wisconsin.
  • Death: She died on February 23, 1896, at age 1, in Little Chute, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Burial: She was buried in St John Cemetery, Little Chute, Wisconsin, Old Unmarked.
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Christian Ebben

M, b. December 9, 1895, d. September 29, 1972

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Family: Sophia Gerarda Janssen (b. May 8, 1898, d. July 9, 1942)

Biography

  • Birth: Christian Ebben was born on December 9, 1895 in Town of Vandenbroek, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: He and Sophia Gerarda Janssen were married on September 30, 1919 in St John Nepomucene Church, Little Chute, Wisconsin.
  • Death: Christian Ebben died on September 29, 1972, at age 76, in Kimberly, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Burial: He was buried in St John Cemetery, Little Chute, Wisconsin, New/1/46W.
  • Note: Source: Appleton Post Crescent Obituary
    Thursday, September 21, 1972

    Chris Ebben
    412 W. Lincoln Ave.
    Little Chute

    Age 76, passed away unexpectedly at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday. He was born December 9, 1895 in Little Chute. He was employed at the Kimberly Clark Corporation for 42 years until his retirement in 1957. He was a member of the Catholic Order of Foresters and the American Legion Post No. 258. He was a veteran of World War I.

    Survivors include four daughters; Mrs. John (Barbara) Levandowski, Menasha; Mrs. William (Ione) Van Sambeek, Kimberly; Mrs. John (Betty) Verbuggen, and Mrs. William (Ida Mae) Hammen, both of Little Chute; two sons; Marvin, Kimberly and the Very Rev. Bertrand Ebben O.P. Nigeria; two brothers; Edward, Little Chute; Arthur, Kaukauna; one sister; Mrs. Ferdinand (Josephine) Bowers, Kaukauna; 28 grandchildren and two great grandchildren.

    His wife; Sophia, two sons; Richard and Robert, and two daughters; Rita and Ida preceded him in death.

    A concelebrated mass will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday at St. John Catholic Church. The son, The Very Rev. Bertrand Ebben, will be the principal celebrant. Interment will be in the parish cemetery. Friends may call at the Verkuilen Funeral Home after 3 p.m. on Friday. There will be a prayer service at 8 p.m. on Friday. A memorial fund is being established for the Nigerian Mission.
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Catherine Ebben

F, b. January 31, 1908, d. February 14, 1972

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Biography

  • Birth: Catherine Ebben was born on January 31, 1908 in Little Chute, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: She and Bernard VanZeeland were married on June 19, 1933 in St John Nepomucene Church, Little Chute, Wisconsin.
  • Death: Catherine Ebben died on February 14, 1972, at age 64, in Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Burial: She was buried in Holy Cross, Kaukauna, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Note: Source: Appleton Post Crescent Obituary

    Monday, February 14, 1972

    Mrs. Bernard Van Zeeland [Kate Ebben] 2504 Riverside Dr. Kaukauna

    Age 64, passed away early Monday following a long illness. She was born January 31, 1908 in Little Chute and had lived in the Little Chute-Kaukauna area all of her life. Her husband was a partner in the Van Zeeland Implement Co. and the Fox Valley Pheasant Farm. She was a member of the Christian Mothers of Holy Cross Catholic Church, Kaukauna.

    Survivors are her husband, Bernard;p four daughters, Mrs. Tom [Carol] De Bruin, Little Chute; Mrs. Dan [Joan] Voet, Mrs. Tom [Mary] Kalupa, both of Kaukauna; Mrs. Robert [Margaret] Buechel, Green Bay; two sons, Bernard, Little Chute; and Edward, at home; three brothers, Chris Ebben and Edward Ebben, both of Little Chute; Art Ebben, Kaukauna; a sister, Mrs. Ferdinand [Josephine] Bowers, Kaukauna; 17 grandchildren.

    Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Holy Cross Catholic Church, Kaukauna, with interment in the parish cemetery. The Rev. Richard Thomas will officiate. Friends may call at the Greenwood Funeral Home after 2 p.m. Tuesday and the rosary will be prayed at 8:15 p.m. Tuesday evening.
  • Note: My great-grandmother, Catherine Ebben (VanZeeland) was born January 31, 1908, in Little Chute. She was one of twelve children born to Mary Vanden Heuvel and Adrian Ebben. Four of her brothers and sisters died in early childhood. Catherine was raised on a farm on Holland Road in Little Chute. She attended first and second grades in a one room school, the Ebben School, which was located very close to her home. She then transferred to the Catholic School. She completed two years of high school after which she was employed at Weyenberg's Grocery in Little Chute.
    On June 19, 1933, Catherine was united in marriage to Bernard VanZeeland in a double wedding. The other couple was Catherine's sister Justina and Bernard's cousin Ferdinand Bowers. The first few years of their married life Catherine and Bernard lived in Wrightstown and then moved to Kaukauna. They raised six children, four girls and two boys. Catherine was 47 when she gave birth to her youngest child.
    Catherine was a very devout Catholic and was a member of Holy Cross Parish in Kaukauna. She had a deep devotion to the Blessed Mother and the Rosary.
    Catherine died on February 14, 1972, at the age of 64. She is buried in Holy Cross Cemetery in Kaukauna.
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Bernard VanZeeland

M, b. May 15, 1905, d. April 1, 1979

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Family 2: Christina Mary VanEperen (b. August 1, 1910, d. November 23, 1994)

Biography

  • Birth: Bernard VanZeeland was born on May 15, 1905 in Wrightstown, Brown Co, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: He and Catherine Ebben were married on June 19, 1933 in St John Nepomucene Church, Little Chute, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: Bernard VanZeeland and Christina Mary VanEperen were married on September 10, 1976 in St Paul Church, Wrightstown, Brown Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: Bernard VanZeeland died on April 1, 1979, at age 73, in Kaukauna, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Burial: He was buried in Holy Cross, Kaukauna, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Note: Source: Kaukauna Times Obituary
    Tuesday, April 3, 1979

    B. Van Zeeland, Bank Director Dies, Was 73
    Mass Wednesday for Former Partner in Implement Co. Game Farm

    Bernard Van Zeeland, a member of the Board of Directors of the Farmers and Merchants Bank, and a former partner in the Van Zeeland Implement Co. and Fox River Game Farms, died unexpectedly Sunday evening April 1, 1979, he was 73. Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Holy Cross Catholic Church with the Rev. Hoffman officiating. Interment will be in the parish cemetery. Mr. Van Zeeland was born May 15, 1905 in Wrightown and had lived and worked in this area all of his life. His residence was at 2504 Riverside Dr. Kaukauna. He was partner in the Van Zeeland Implement Co. and the Fox River game farms until his retirement. For many years, he had been a member of the Board of Directors of the Farmers and Merchants Bank, a position he still held at the time of his death. He was a past president of the Wisconsin Implement Dealers Association, member of the Kaukauna Council No. 1033, Knights of Columbus and a member of the Catholic Order of Forester.

    Survivors include his wife, Christina Van Eperen Van Zeeland; four daughters, Mrs. Tom [Carol] De Bruin of Little Chute; Mrs. Dan [Joan] Voet and Mrs. Tom [Mary] Kalupa both of Kaukauna; and Mrs. Robert [Margaret] Buechel of Green Bay; two sons, Bernard Jr. of Kaukauna and Edward, at home; a step daughter, Mrs. James [Marlene] Coenen of Wrightown; a step son, William Theunis of Wrightstown; three brothers, Henry and Peter Van Zeeland of Little Chute; and Joseph Van Zeeland of Kimberly; one sister, Mrs. Leo [Loretta] Rademacher of Wrightstown; 30 grandchildren and one great grandchild.

    He was preceded in death by his first wife, Catherine Ebben in 1972; and three brothers, Leonard, Norbert and Frank. Friends may call at the Greenwood Funeral Home after 2 p.m. today [Tuesday]. The rosary will be recited 7:30 p.m. today.

Martha Johanna Ebben

F, b. May 28, 1898, d. June 1, 1968

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Family: Peter G Janssen (b. August 12, 1894, d. November 27, 1980)

Biography

  • Birth: Martha Johanna Ebben was born on May 28, 1898 in Town of Vandenbroek, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Baptism: She was baptized on May 29, 1898 in St John Nepomucene Church, Little Chute, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: She and Peter G Janssen were married on September 30, 1919 in St John Nepomucene Church, Little Chute, Wisconsin.
  • Death: Martha Johanna Ebben died on June 1, 1968, at age 70, in Little Chute, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Burial: She was buried in St John Cemetery, Little Chute, Wisconsin, New/1/44S.
  • Note: SOURCE: KAUKAUNA TIMES OBITUARY
    June 6, 1968
    Janssen Funeral Held Tuesday at St. John Church
    Funeral services were held Tuesday for Mrs. Martha Janssen, 70, 821 North St., Little Chute, who died Sunday afternoon following a short illness. The cortege formed at the Verkuilen Funeral Home, Little Chute, and rites were conducted at 10 o'clock at St. John Catholic Church with Rev. Martin Vosbeek officiating. Burail was in the parish cemetery.
    Born May 28, 1898 in the Town of Vandenbroek, Mrs. Janssen had been a resident of Little Chute most of her life. She was a member of the St. Elizabeth Society of St. John Catholic Church and the Golden Agers of Little Chute.

    Survivors include her husband, Peter G., three daughters, Mrs. Lawrence (Mary Ann) Schanabl, Black Creek; Mrs. Ted (Sylvia) Kuether, Madison; Mrs. David (Rose Mary) West, Milwaukee; eight sons, Lester, Appleton; Roman, Donald, Kenneth and Peter, all of Little Chute; Gerrit and Paul, both of Kimberly; Joseph, Manitowoc; three brothers, Chris and Eward Ebben, Little Chute; Arthur Ebben, Kaukauna; two sisters, Mrs. Chuck (Josephine) Bowers, Kaukauna; Mrs. Bernard (Katherine) Van Zeeland, Little Chute; 53 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren.
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Peter G Janssen

M, b. August 12, 1894, d. November 27, 1980

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Family: Martha Johanna Ebben (b. May 28, 1898, d. June 1, 1968)

Biography

  • Birth: Peter G Janssen was born on August 12, 1894 in Little Chute, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Baptism: He was baptized on August 13, 1894 in St John Nepomucene Church, Little Chute, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: He and Martha Johanna Ebben were married on September 30, 1919 in St John Nepomucene Church, Little Chute, Wisconsin.
  • Death: Peter G Janssen died on November 27, 1980, at age 86, in Little Chute, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Burial: He was buried in St John Cemetery, Little Chute, Wisconsin, New/1/44S.
  • Note: SOURCE: APPLETON POST CRESCENT OBITUARY
    Friday, November 28, 1980

    Peter Janssen, 1201Garfield Ave., Little Chute, formerly of 821 North St., age 86, died at 2:45 a.m. Thursday. He was born August 12, 1894 in the Town of Vanden Broek. He had been employed by Little Chute Elevator until his retirement in 1959. He was former trustee for the Village of Little Chute. He was a member of the Catholic Order of Foresters.

    Survivors include three daughters and sons in-law, Marianne and Larry Schnabl, Black Creek; Sylvia and Ted Kuether, Five Falls; Ros and Dave West, Sussex; eight sons and daughters in-law, Lester and Janet, Appleton; Joe and Jane, Manitowoc; Gerret and Marge, Paul and Audrey, all of Kimberly; Peter and Marlene, Ken and Carol, Don and Agnes, Roman and Bernice, all of Little Chute; two sisters, Jane Van Hoof, St. Pauls Home, Kaukauna; Mrs. Henry (Agnes) De Groot, Little Chute; 54 grandchildren, 32 great grandchildren.

    He was preceded in death by his wife in 1968. The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Saturday from St. John's Catholic Church, with the Rev. Richard Klingeisen officiating. Interment will be in the parish cemetery. Friends may call from 4 to 9 p.m. Friday at the Verkuilen Funeral Home and from 9 a.m. until the time of service. There will be a prayer service at 7:30 p.m. Friday.

Paul Peter Janssen

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Audrey H Williamsen

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Mary Alberta Poppe

F, b. February 15, 1912, d. January 8, 1994

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Biography

  • Birth: Mary Alberta Poppe was born on February 15, 1912 in Norway, Dickinson Co, Michigan.
  • Marriage: She and Silvan J Williamsen were married on August 4, 1931.
  • Death: Mary Alberta Poppe died on January 8, 1994, at age 81.
  • Burial: She was buried in Holy Name Cemetery, Kimberly, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Note: Source: Kaukauna Times Obituary

    Tuesday, January 11, 1994
    Mary Williamson Services Today At Holy Name


    Mrs. Silvan Williamson
    nee Mary Poppe
    210 N. Roger St.
    Kimberly

    Age 81, died in her sleep on Saturday night, January 8, 1994. She was born February 15, 1912, in Norway, Michigan, the daughter of the late Louis and Hortense [Holken] Poppe. Mary's life was her family and grandchildren. She enjoyed a good cribbage game. She was a member of Holy Name Catholic Church, the Ladies of Holy Name, and active Golden Ager, and the Legion Auxiliary Post 61.

    She si survived by four sons and three daughters in-law, Kenneth and Rose Mary Williamson of Kimberly; Richard and Mary Lou Williamson of Little Chute; David and Judy Williamson of Combined Locks; Alan Williamson of Kimberly; two daughters and sons in-law, Audrey and Paul Janssen and Nancy and John Landgraf, all of Kimberly; 30 grandchildren; 21 great grandchildren; two brothers and three sisters in-law, Amedee and June Poppe of Kimberly, Edward and Florence Poppe of Little Chute, Martha Poppe of Kimberly; and her husbands's sister, Ceil Verhagen of Appleton.

    She was preceded in death by her husband, Silvan in 1990; a grandchild, Tonald in 1980; two brothers, Albert and Frank Poppe; and one sister and brother in-law, Ann [Richard] Buechler.

    The funeral services will be at 5:00 p.m. today, Tuesday, at Holy Name Catholic Church, Kimberly, with the Rev. Brian Shimon officiating. burial will be in Holy Name Cemetery. Friends may call after 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday at the church until the time of services. A memorial fund has been established in her name. The Jansen-Fargo Funeral Home, Kimberly, assisted the family with arrangements.

Silvan J Williamsen

M, b. August 31, 1911, d. September 30, 1990

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Biography

  • Birth: Silvan J Williamsen was born on August 31, 1911 in Kimberly, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: He and Mary Alberta Poppe were married on August 4, 1931.
  • Death: Silvan J Williamsen died on September 30, 1990, at age 79, in Kimberly, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Burial: He was buried in Holy Name Cemetery, Kimberly, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Note: Source: Appleton Post Crescent Obituary

    Monday, October 1, 1990

    Silvan J. Williamson [Sheik] 210 N. Roger St. Kimberly

    Age y79, died Sunday September 30, 1990 at his home following a lengthy bout with cancer. He was born August 31, 1911 in Kimberly, the son of the late Edgar and Minnie [Gerrits] Williamsen. He was employed at Kimberly Clark Corporation for 34 years, retiring in 1968. Sheik was known by his friends as Mr. Fix it. He was a member of the Holy Name Catholic Church, the Kimberly Golden Agers, and the Quarter Century Club of Kimberly Clark.

    He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Mary [Poppe] Williamsen, four sons and daughters in-law, Kenneth and Rose Mary, Kimberly; Richard and Mary Lou, Little Chute; David and Judy, Combined Locks; Alan and Carol, Kimberly; two daughters and sons in-law, Audrey and Paul Jansen, Nancy and John Landgraf, all of Kimberly; 30 grandchildren, 8 great grandchildren; a sister, Ceil Verhagen, Appleton;

    He was preceded in death by a grandson, Ronald Williamson, a brother, Earl; a sister, Agnes Vander Velden.

    Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Holy Name Catholic Church, Kimberly with Msgr. Robert F. Gulig officiating. Burial will be in the parish cemetery. Friends may call at the Jansen-Fargo Funeral Home, Kimberly from 4-9 p.m. on Monday and after 8:30 a.m. Tuesday until the cortege leaves for the church. There will be a parish prayer service at 8 p.m. this evening. A memorial fund has been established.
  • Descendant of an Immigrant on: Maria Magdalena

Egbert William Williamsen

M, b. March 6, 1886, d. February 12, 1946

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Family: Wilhelmina Gerrits (b. April 30, 1888, d. November 7, 1957)

Biography

  • Birth: Egbert William Williamsen was born on March 6, 1886 in Town of Lawrence, Brown Co, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: He and Wilhelmina Gerrits were married on February 2, 1907.
  • Death: Egbert William Williamsen died on February 12, 1946, at age 59, in Little Chute, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Burial: He was buried in St John Cemetery, Little Chute, Wisconsin, New/5/13S.
  • Note: Friday, Februay 15, 1946
    E. Williamsen Funeral Rites On Saturday
    Resident of Little Chute For 48 Years Died Tuesday Evening
    Egbert Williamsen, 59, resident of Little Chute for 48 years, died at his home at 10 o'clock Tuesday evening after an illness of six months. He was the owner of a tavern and grocery store. He was born March 6, 1886 in DePere.

    Survivors are the widow; two daughters, Mrs. Louis Verhagen, and Mrs. George Vander Veldon, Little Chute; two sons, Sylvan, Kimberly; Earl, Menasha; three sisters, Mrs. Anna Van Gompel, Mrs. Peter Weyenberg and Mrs. Joseph Jansen, all of Little Chute; 13 grandchildren.

    Funeral serices will be at 9 o'clock Saturday morning at St. John Catholic Church, Little Chute. Burial will be in the parish cemetery. The Rev. Msgr John Sprangers will be in charge.
  • Note: Egbert William Williamsen

    My name is Egbert William (Bill) Williamsen. I was born in the Town of Lawrence on March 6, 1886; son of John Henry Williamsen and Anna (van de Weijenberg_ Williamsen. After my mother died, my father moved to Little Chute but I stayed in De Pere, and lived with my brother John in order to attend school. Later my father, his brother Henry John and several of my sisters moved to Foley, AL.

    In 1907, I married Wilhelmina Gerritts, daughter of Peter Gerritts and Joanna Jansen. We moved to Foley, AL to be near more of my father's family. We had our first daughter, Agnes on July 9, 1907.

    We returned to Little Chute before our second daughter, Cecelia Anna was born on August 10, 1909.

    Minnie and I opened a small grocery store on the corner of Lincoln and Taylor St, just east of our home at 613 E. Lincoln St.

    We then had 2 sons, Silvan J. (Sheik) born on August 31, 1911, and our last child, Earl (Soup) on April 30, 1915. All of our children went to St. John Catholic School.

    On Feb 3, 1932, Min and I help a dancing party at the Rainbow Garden in honor of our 25th Wedding Anniversary.

    In the summer of 1940, the old store was moved to the back of the lot so the new grocery store, tavern and living quarters could be built in its place. We purchases a new hand crank meat slicing machine, this became my pride and joy in the store. I worked the store and Minnie took care of the tavern. After a few years, we closed the grocery store put in a kitchen and started to serve fish on Friday and chicken on Saturday and Sunday.

    I was nearly 60 years old when I died on February 12, 1946.

    My name is…. I am Bill's (grandson)

    Little Chute Historical Society Cemetery Walk 2011.
  • Descendant of an Immigrant on: Maria Magdalena