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Frank Herron

M, b. circa 1902

Family: Wilhelminia (Lene) Hammen (b. August 5, 1902, d. April 19, 1997)

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Henry George Hammen

M, b. March 9, 1904, d. June 8, 1905

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Biography

  • Birth: Henry George Hammen was born on March 9, 1904 in Little Chute, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: He died on June 8, 1905, at age 1, in Little Chute, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Burial: He was buried in St John Cemetery, Little Chute, Wisconsin, Old Unmarked.
  • Descendant of an Immigrant on: Maria Magdalena

Joseph Henry Hammen

M, b. July 20, 1905, d. March 27, 1996

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Family 1: Viola L Crowe (b. February 13, 1909, d. December 6, 1972)

Family 2: Klementine Rosella Stypa (b. June 28, 1916, d. July 22, 2013)

Biography

  • Birth: Joseph Henry Hammen was born on July 20, 1905 in Little Chute, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: He and Viola L Crowe were married on October 4, 1933 in St Therese Church, Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: Joseph Henry Hammen and Klementine Rosella Stypa were married on June 17, 1978 in Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: Joseph Henry Hammen died on March 27, 1996, at age 90, in Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Burial: He was buried in Holy Name Cemetery, Kimberly, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Note: SOURCE: KAUKAUNA TIMES OBITUARY Thursday, March 28, 1996

    HOLY NAME SERVICES HELD FRIDAY FOR JOSEPH HAMMEN

    Joseph H. Hammen of 218 S. Patrick St., Kimberly age 90, died Wednesday, March 27, 1996 at St. Elizabeth Hospital following a short illness. He was born July 20, 1905 in Little Chute the son of the late George and Dora (Williamsen) Hammen. Joseph retired in 1969 from Kimberly-Clark after 42 years of service. He enjoyed fishing, bowling, golfing and politics. He was a member of Holy Name Catholic Church and past president of International Operating Engineers Union at Kimberly Clark. He was also a member of the Quarter Century Club of Kimberly Clark, Holy Name Choir, Kimberly Community Band, Kimberly Golden Agers and Countryside Golf Club.

    Survivors include his wife of 17 years, Klementine; two sons and daughters in-law; Ronald and Joan Hammen, Allen and Gayle Hammen; a daughter and son in-law; Shirley and Glenn Puls; 13 stepchildren; David (Nancy) Hassell, Joan (Duane) Moder, Russell (Yvonne) Hassell, Ronald (Marlene) Hassell, Richard (Judy) Hassell, Carol (Jim) Schavet, Clair Hassell, Chris (Cheryl) Hassell, Gale (Barb) Hassell, Diane (Rick) Bucklin, Curtis (Lisa) Hassell, Lois (Kirby) Bonnin, and Dennis (Patty) Hassell; nine grandchildren; Kaye (David) Reinke, Karen (Bill) Mory, Julie (Tim) Wettstein, LeAnn Hammen, Mary Hammen, Holly (Curt) Giese, Wendy (Bill) Huss, Lee Puls and Scott Puls; 47 step grandchildren; 12 great grandchildren; 65 step great grandchildren; one sister, Min Herron of Milwaukee.

    He was preceded in death by his first wife, Viola, on December 6, 1972 and a son, Thomas on August 26, 1971; five sisters and a brother.

    The Mass of Resurrection will be at 6 PM on Friday at Holy Name Catholic Church Kimberly. Burial will be in Holy Name Cemetery. Friends may call at Holy Name Catholic Church, 602 E. Kimberly Ave., Kimberly from 4 PM on Friday until the time of mass. The Jansen-Fargo Funeral Home Kimberly, assisted the family with arrangements.
  • Descendant of an Immigrant on: Maria Magdalena

Viola L Crowe

F, b. February 13, 1909, d. December 6, 1972

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Family: Joseph Henry Hammen (b. July 20, 1905, d. March 27, 1996)

Biography

  • Birth: Viola L Crowe was born on February 13, 1909 in Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: She and Joseph Henry Hammen were married on October 4, 1933 in St Therese Church, Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: Viola L Crowe died on December 6, 1972, at age 63, in Kimberly, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Burial: She was buried in Holy Name Cemetery, Kimberly, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Note: SOURCE: APPLETON POST CRESCENT OBITUARY
    Tuesday, December 5, 1972


    Mrs. Joseph (Viola) Hammen
    1045 E. Kimberly Ave.
    Kimberly

    Age 63, passed away Wednesday evening following a short illness. She was born in Appleton, February 13, 1909. She was a member of the Kimberly Golden Agers Club, Kimberly.

    Survivors include her daughter Mrs. Glen (Shirley) Puls, Greenville; two sons, Ronald, Combined Locks; Allen, Kimberly; two brothers, Clarence and Harold Crowe, both of Appleton; two sisters, Mrs. Roger Diner and Mrs. Roman Becker both of Appleton; eight grandchildren.

    Funeral services will be held Saturday at 10 AM from the Holy Name Catholic Church, Kimberly. Interment will be in the parish cemetery. Friends may call at the Jansen Funeral Home, Kimberly after 3 PM Friday. Wake service will be at 8 PM Friday.

Shirley J Hammen

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  • Descendant of an Immigrant on: Maria Magdalena

Lee Puls

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  • Descendant of an Immigrant on: Maria Magdalena

Scott Puls

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  • Descendant of an Immigrant on: Maria Magdalena

Ronald Thomas Hammen

M, b. August 5, 1934, d. April 14, 2008

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Biography

  • Birth: Ronald Thomas Hammen was born on August 5, 1934 in Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: He died on April 14, 2008, at age 73.
  • Burial: He was buried in St Paul Cemetery, Combined Locks, Wisconsin.
  • Note: April 16, 2008

    Hammen, Ronald T.
    "Hammy" Ronald T. Hammen, Combined Locks, age 73, died Monday April 14, 2008, at Cherry Meadows Hospice surrounded by family. He was born in Appleton on August 5, 1934, to the late Joseph and Viola (Crowe) Hammen. On May 15, 1956, he married Joan Minten at Holy Name Parish in Kimberly. Ronald was a member of St. Paul Parish in Combined Locks. He was also a member of the Catholic Knights and a past president of the Combined Locks Advancement Association. In earlier years, Ron was a pitcher for the Jerry Kamps and Lyle's Beer Depot softball teams. He loved to attend the sporting events of his daughters and grandchildren and was proud to have made 14 trips to state to cheer on his daughters. Ronald was an avid Packer, Brewer and Cub fan. He also loved to golf and listen to music.
    Ronald is survived by his loving wife of 51 years, Joan; daughters: Kaye (David) Reinke, Kimberly; Karen (Bill) Mory, Hasslet, MI; Julie (Tim) Wettstein, Kimberly; Lea (Julie Newbauer) Hammen, Grand Chute; and Mary Hammen, Little Chute; ten grandchildren: Lisa (Brad) Iverson, Laura and David Reinke, Stephanie (fiancee Matt Wageman), Sarah and Chris Mory; Angie (fiancee David Appleton), Samantha, Kerri and Nicholas Wettstein; one great-grandchild, Lindsay Iverson, with a great-grandson on the way; siblings: Allen (Gayle) Hammen and Shirley (Glenn) Puls; and brothers and sisters-in-law: Jerry (Marilyn) Minten, Nancy (Clair) Bolwerk, David (Carol) Minten and Janice Minten. He is further survived by close family friend Jackie Huss, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
    In addition to his parents, Ronald was preceded in death by his brother, Tom Hammen; father and mother-in-law: John and Norma Minten; and brother-in-law: Gene Minten.
    Visitation will be held Friday, April 18, 2008, from 2 p.m. until the time of Mass at 5 p.m. at ST. PAUL PARISH (410 Wallace St. Combined Locks). The Rev. James Lucas will officiate. Military rites performed by the William Verhagen Post # 60 will immediately follow. Committal St. Paul Cemetery. A memorial is being established in his name for Theda Care Hospice and diabetes research.
    The family wishes to extend their gratitude to The Guardian Angels from St. Paul's Home, the wonderful staff at Cherry Meadows & Theda Care Hospice, and Dr. Charles McKee, in addition to the many dear friends for their support and prayers.
    Dad-
    Throughout the years you and mom have taught us the true meaning of the words love and commitment. You demonstrated this on a daily basis not only to each other, but to your family. No two people have ever loved each other more. You said we made you proud . Dad, always remember you made us proud to say "we were a Hammen girl." We love you, Kaye, Karen, Julie, Lea and Mary.
    O'CONNELLFUNERAL SERVICES
    2020 E. Main Street
    Little Chute 920-759-2951.
  • Descendant of an Immigrant on: Maria Magdalena

Joan Minten

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John P Minten

M, b. December 24, 1905, d. October 12, 2000

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Family: Norma Wilhelmina Smits (b. June 2, 1911, d. February 14, 2004)

Biography

  • Birth: John P Minten was born on December 24, 1905 in DePere, Brown Co, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: He and Norma Wilhelmina Smits were married on November 29, 1934 in DePere, Brown Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: John P Minten died on October 12, 2000, at age 94, in Kaukauna, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Burial: He was buried in Holy Name Cemetery, Kimberly, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Note: John P. Minten 130 N. Washington Street Kimberly Age 94, passed away Thursday, October 12, 2000 at St. Paul Home in Kaukauna. John was born December 24, 1905, in De Pere, son of the late George and Johanna (Verkuilen) Minten. On November 29, 1934, he married the former Norma Smits in De Pere she survives. John was employed for many years by the Kimberly-Clark Corporation in Kimberly and was a member of the Quarter Century Club there. He retired in 1969. In his earlier years he enjoyed fishing, gardening, woodworking and carpentry work. His favorite times were those spent with his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He is survived by his wife of sixty- five years, Norma Minten, Kimberly two sons, Gerald (Marilyn) Minten, Combined Locks David (Carolyn) Minten, De Pere two daughters, Joan (Ronald) Hammen, Combined Locks Nancy (Clair) Bolwerk, Kimberly a daughter-in-law, Janice Minten, Darboy 21 grandchildren, Kay (Dave) Reinke, Karen (Bill) Mory, Julie (Tim) Wettstein, Lea Hammen, Mary Hammen, Ellen (Jeff) Liethen, Debbie Minten and her special friend, T.J. Ott, Kelly (Jim) Sanderfoot, Lisa (Steve) Vandehey, Todd (Sarah) Minten, Cindy (Tom) McMahon, Tracey (Paul) Van Hoff, Jeff (Deanna) Minten, Brian Minten, Vicki Gilmore, Michael Bolwerk, Daniel (Cathy) Bolwerk, Brenda Bolwerk, David (Mary Jo) Bolwerk, Michele Minten, Marc Minten and his special friend, Kim Hornbeck 28 great-grandchildren three sisters, Nellie Knowles, Green Bay Agnes Van Enkenvort, De Pere and Johanna Anderson, Green Bay two sisters-in-law, Regina Minten, De Pere Agatha Minten, Green Bay. John is further survived by numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends.

    He was preceded in death by a son, Eugene Minten brothers, Matt (Ceil) Minten, Antone Minten, Peter Minten, Norbert Minten sisters, Mary (Lou) Ambrosius, Lena (Clarence) Verheyen and Nettie (Urban) Coenen and brothers-in-law, Roy Knowles, Bernard Van Enkenvort, Bob Anderson and Bill Anderson. The funeral liturgy for John will be held at 12 noon on Monday, October 16, 2000, at HOLY NAME CATHOLIC CHURCH, 600 E. Kimberly Avenue in Kimberly with Fr. Dennis Bergsbaken officiating.

    Interment will be in the parish cemetery. Friends may call directly at the church on Monday from 10 a.m.

    *ntil the hour of the liturgy. Jansen Fargo Funeral Home 204 E. Kimberly Avenue Kimberly 788-6202.

Norma Wilhelmina Smits

F, b. June 2, 1911, d. February 14, 2004

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Family: John P Minten (b. December 24, 1905, d. October 12, 2000)

Biography

  • Birth: Norma Wilhelmina Smits was born on June 2, 1911 in DePere, Brown Co, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: She and John P Minten were married on November 29, 1934 in DePere, Brown Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: Norma Wilhelmina Smits died on February 14, 2004, at age 92, in Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Burial: She was buried in Holy Name Cemetery, Kimberly, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Note: Age 92, passed away peacefully with her children at her side at Manor Care in Appleton on Sunday, February 15, 2004. She was born in DePere on June 2, 1911, daughter of the late Peter and Hattie (Linders) Smits. On November 29, 1934 she married John Minten. They enjoyed 65 years of marriage together. Norma was a proud member of Holy Name Catholic Church. Norma was also a member of Christian Mothers and The Catholic Order of Foresters. Her hobbies included crocheting and knitting. Each of her grandchildren received an afghan when they graduated from high school. Norma loved to spend time with her grandchildren and looked forward to their visits.

    Norma is survived by her children: Gerald (Marilyn) Minten of Combined Locks, David (Carolyn) Minten of DePere, Joan (Ronald) Hammen of Combined Locks, Nancy (Clair) Bolwerk of Kimberly; daughter-in-law, Janice Minten of Darboy; 21 grandchildren: Kaye (Dave) Reinke, Karen (Bill) Mory of Haslett, MI, Julie (Tim) Wettstein, LeeAnn Hammen, Mary Hammen, Ellen (Jeff) Liethen, Debbie (fiancé, T.J. Ott) Minten, Kelly (Jim) Sanderfoot, Lisa Vandehey, Todd (Sarah) Minten, Cindy (Tom) McMahon, Tracey (Paul) Van Hoof of Germany, Jeff (Deanna) Minten, Brian (Linda) Minten, Vicki (Fiancé, Mike Fischer) Gilmore, Michael (Denise) Bolwerk, Dan (Cathy) Bolwerk, Brenda Bolwerk, David (Mary Jo) Bolwerk, Michele (Rod) Snyder of Chicago, and Marc Minten Eau Claire; 34 great grandchildren; a great great grandchild; brother, Lloyd (Jean) Smits; sisters; Dorothy Thomson of DePere, Della (Gene) Spreeman of DePere, and Verna Mae Parins of Howard; sisters-in-law: Gen Smits, Lorraine Smits, Regina Minten, Agatha Minten and Johanna Anderson. She is further survived by other relatives and friends.

    Norma is preceded in death by her husband, John; a son, Eugene; three brothers: Roman, Clarence and Raymond Smits; and Steve Vandehey.

    The funeral liturgy will be at 12:00 p.m. on Thursday, February 19, 2004 at HOLY NAME CATHOLIC CHURCH, 600 East Kimberly Avenue, Kimberly, with Fr. Dennis Bergsbaken officiating. Friends will be received at the church on Thursday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the service. Burial will be at Holy Name Cemetery, Kimberly.

    The family would like to express a special thank you to the staff at Manor Care and Heartland Hospice. A special thank you is also extended to her guardian angel, Linda Minten, and Norma’s roommate, Gert Sager.

    A memorial fund in Norma’s name is being established.

    Jansen Fargo Funeral Home 204 East Kimberly Avenue Kimberly, WI 54136 (920) 788-6202.

Kaye L Hammen

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  • Descendant of an Immigrant on: Maria Magdalena

David Frances Reinke

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Lisa Reinke

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  • Descendant of an Immigrant on: Maria Magdalena

Laura Reinke

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  • Descendant of an Immigrant on: Maria Magdalena

David F Reinke

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  • Descendant of an Immigrant on: Maria Magdalena

Mary Theodora Bongers

F, b. December 12, 1852, d. December 1, 1918

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Family 1: William Eggink (b. February 25, 1840, d. April 30, 1896)

Family 2: Morris Brouillard (b. January 6, 1842, d. October 25, 1932)

Biography

  • Birth: Mary Theodora Bongers was born on December 12, 1852 in Little Chute, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: She and William Eggink were married in June 1868 in Little Chute, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: Mary Theodora Bongers and Morris Brouillard were married on April 25, 1899.
  • Death: Mary Theodora Bongers died on December 1, 1918, at age 65, in Phlox, Langlade Co, Wisconsin.
  • Burial: She was buried in St Joseph Cemetery, Phlox, Langlade Co, Wisconsin.
  • Descendant of an Immigrant on: Maria Magdalena

Karen Elizabeth Hammen

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  • Descendant of an Immigrant on: Maria Magdalena

Julie Ann Hammen

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  • Descendant of an Immigrant on: Maria Magdalena

LeAnn Hammen

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  • Descendant of an Immigrant on: Maria Magdalena

Mary Jane Hammen

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  • Descendant of an Immigrant on: Maria Magdalena

Allen James Hammen

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Family: Gayle A VanderVelden (b. October 13, 1940, d. November 30, 2016)

  • Descendant of an Immigrant on: Maria Magdalena

Gayle A VanderVelden

F, b. October 13, 1940, d. November 30, 2016

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Biography

  • Birth: Gayle A VanderVelden was born on October 13, 1940.
  • Death: She died on November 30, 2016, at age 76.
  • Note: Gayle (Vander Velden) Hammen, age 76 of Kimberly transitioned peacefully on November 30, 2016, in the presence of her family.

    Gayle was born on October 13, 1940, the daughter of Elmer and Bonnie (Morris) Vander Velden. On November 17, 1960, Gayle married Allen "Newk" Hammen, a childhood sweetheart and a love relationship that spanned 66 years.

    Gayle is survived by her spouse, and two daughters, Holly Hammen, Bloomington, MN; and Wendy Huss (Bill Huss), Sherwood, WI; four grandchildren, Michael Giese, Meridian, ID; Joseph Giese, Troy, AL; Haley Huss, Sherwood, WI; and Megan Huss, Sherwood, WI. Gayle is also survived by her brothers, Lee (Carol) Vander Velden, Columbia, Maryland; and Wes (Cathie) Vander Velden, Appleton, WI; her sisters-in-law, Joan Hammen, Combined Locks, WI; and Shirley (Glen) Puls, Town of Dale, WI; and many nieces, nephews, and cousins.

    Gayle was preceded in death by her parents; her in-laws, Joseph and Viola Hammen; and brothers-in-law, Ronald and Tom Hammen.

    Gayle's work career began early as a waitress at the Skillet, and after high school, Gayle was employed by the Wisconsin-Michigan Power Company. As Gayle raised a family, she was a frequent volunteer at Westside and Janssen Elementary schools. Her volunteer work turned into full-time work at Janssen Elementary where she instructed children in computer technology.

    Following retirement, Gayle pursued all of her passions. She and Newk hosted many gatherings at their summer home at Lake Poygan, Winneconne, Wisconsin. During the winter months, Gayle and Newk enjoyed being winter-Texans at Palma Reseca, Brownsville, Texas. Gayle's favorite pastime was watching sports, and her most favorite sporting events were watching her granddaughters play. After years of being a die-hard Kimberly fan, Gayle learned how to proudly cheer "Go Kaukauna"! Finally for those that knew Gayle well, she will be remembered most for her sharp mind, quick wit, ability to throw a great party, love for a cold beer, hearty laugh and warm smile.

    It was Gayle's wish to be cremated and to be remembered not at a funeral, but in a celebration of her life. The family invites those that knew Gayle to join them by sharing a story, a tear, a laugh, or a memory of Gayle as they gather at Countryside Golf Club, W726 Weiler Road, Kaukauna, WI 54130 on Saturday, December 10, 2016, from 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.

    There are no plans for a memorial, gifts or donations at this time.

    If you wish please submit online condolences to muellerfuneralhomeinc.com.