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DuWayne Hinkens

U, b. March 23, 1917, d. March 23, 1917

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Biography

  • Birth: DuWayne Hinkens was born on March 23, 1917.
  • Death: He/she died on March 23, 1917, at age 0.
  • Burial: He/she was buried in St John Cemetery, Little Chute, Wisconsin, Old/1/15.
  • Descendant of an Immigrant on: Maria Magdalena

Raymond Arnold Hinkens

M, b. January 23, 1919, d. June 19, 1933

Parents

St John High School Yearbook, 1934

Biography

  • Birth: Raymond Arnold Hinkens was born on January 23, 1919 in Little Chute, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: He died on June 19, 1933, at age 14, in Little Chute, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Burial: He was buried in St John Cemetery, Little Chute, Wisconsin, New/3/43.
  • Note: SOURCE: APPLETON POST CRESCENT

    June 21, 1933
    Coroner's Jury Finds Death Of Youth Accidental
    Inquest Conducted at Little Chute in Fatal Shooting of Boy, 14

    A verdict of accidental death was returned by a coroner's jury at Little Chute yesterday afternoon in the fatal shooting of Raymond Hinkens, 14, at Little Chute about 3:30 monday afternoon. The jury was out only a few minutes after hearing several witnesses including Maurice Van Sustern, Little Chute, who was holding the .22 calibre rifle when it was accidentally discharged.
    Van Sustern testified that he and his companion were on an island in the Fox River and that Hinkens had been shooting at an old boat in the river. After Hinkens finished shooting he handed the gun to Van Sustern, loaded and cocked, and the gun was discharged as Van Sustern bent over to pick up a log on which to rest the gun.
    The bullet pierced Hinkens left side and he staggered into shallow water on the shore on the island and fell. Van Sustern picked him up, put him in a boat and rowed him to shore from where he was taken to St. Elizabeth Hospital at Appleton. He died on the way.
    Doctor H.E. Ellsworth, coroner, and Raymond P. Dohr, assistant District Attorney, had charge of the inquest. Funeral services for the Little Chute boy are to be held Thursday morning.
  • Graduation: He graduated from St John High School, Little Chute, in 1934 Died before graduated.
  • Descendant of an Immigrant on: Maria Magdalena

Grace Marie Hinkens

F, b. August 7, 1920, d. June 29, 2003

Parents

Family 1: Elmer H Romenesko (b. August 23, 1918, d. October 28, 1972)

Family 2: John Joseph VanBeek (b. July 19, 1910, d. December 19, 1993)

St John High School Yearbook, 1938

Biography

  • Birth: Grace Marie Hinkens was born on August 7, 1920 in Little Chute, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: She and Elmer H Romenesko were married on September 28, 1939 in St John Nepomucene Church, Little Chute, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: Grace Marie Hinkens and John Joseph VanBeek were married on April 26, 1976.
  • Death: Grace Marie Hinkens died on June 29, 2003, at age 82, in Freedom, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Burial: She was buried in St Nicholas Cemetery, Freedom, Wisconsin.
  • Note: Age 82, passed away at her home on Sunday, June 29, 2003. Grace was born in Little Chute on August 7, 1920, daughter of the late Joseph and Ann (Van Handel) Hinkens. On September 28, 1939, Grace married Elmer Romenesko who preceded her in death in 1972. On April 26, 1976, she married John Van Beek who preceded her in death in 1993. Many will remember Grace for the years she spent employed at Geenen’s Supermarket in Freedom. She was a faithful member of St. Nicholas Catholic Church and is Christian Mothers Society, as well as the Golden Agers. She especially enjoyed crafts and travel.

    Grace is survived by four children: Donald (Pam) Romenesko of Kimberly; Thomas (Sue) Romenesko of Iron River, Michigan; Sharon (Richard) Stuck of Freedom; Keith (Debbie) Romenesko of Antigo; two step-sons: Roger (Doris) Van Beek of Greenleaf and Norman (Marge) Van Beek of Freedom; four half-brothers: Romy (Mary) Hinkens of Fremont; Darrell (Barb) Hinkens of Appleton; Richard (Beata) Hahn of Little Chute; Don (Bonnie) Thews of Appleton; a half-sister: Virginia Hinkens of Appleton; eight grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; seven step-grandchildren; sixteen step-great-grandchildren; two sisters-in-law: Verona Peters and Mary Sievers; and her special friends Dick (Donna) Kilsdonk of Appleton and Tom (Lois) Shandony of Neenah. She was preceded in death by her parents, two husbands, brothers Raymond Hinkens and DuWayne Hinkens, sisters Bernice Zwiers and Cynthia LeClere, and by two step-grandsons Roland Van Beek and Mark Van Beek.

    The funeral liturgy for Grace will be held at 10:00 AM on Wednesday, July 2, 2003 at ST. NICHOLAS CATHOLIC CHURCH in Freedom. Interment will be in the parish cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home on Tuesday from 4 – 8 PM and again Wednesday from 8:30 AM until 9:30 AM at which time the procession will leave for the church. There will be no visitation at the church on Wednesday. There will be a parish prayer and scripture service at the funeral home on Tuesday at 7:30 PM.

    Grace will be remembered as a loving and devoted wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and sister. She touched the hearts of all who knew and loved her. Grace was a generous woman who always placed the needs of others before those of her own. She will be deeply missed by those she leaves behind.

    We love you, Mom, and will never forget you.

    FARGO FUNERAL HOME 400 W. Wisconsin Avenue Kaukauna, Wisconsin 54130 920-766-6200.
  • Graduation: She graduated from St John High School, Little Chute, in 1938.
  • Descendant of an Immigrant on: Maria Magdalena

Melissa Miller VanGompel

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  • Descendant of an Immigrant on: America
  • Descendant of an Immigrant on: Maria Magdalena

Donald Joseph Romenesko

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Family: Pamela Marie Zwiers (b. July 8, 1944, d. April 16, 2016)

  • Descendant of an Immigrant on: Maria Magdalena

Pamela Marie Zwiers

F, b. July 8, 1944, d. April 16, 2016

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Biography

  • Birth: Pamela Marie Zwiers was born on July 8, 1944 in Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: She died on April 16, 2016, at age 71.
  • Note: Pamela M. Romenesko, 71, of Kimberly, passed away at her home on Saturday, April 16, 2016, surrounded by her loving family. She was born on July 8, 1944, daughter of the late Arnold and Marie Zwiers.

    Pam was an avid reader and she enjoyed embroidering, camping and boating with her family. She was also a wonderful cook. Above all else, she enjoyed being a grandmother. Her family meant the world to her, and she adored her grandchildren.

    Pam is survived by her husband, Donald Romenesko; her sons: Todd (Lynn) Romenesko and Eric (Kelly) Romenesko; grandchildren: Ty, Kendall and Morgan Romenesko and Alexandria and Allison Romenesko; a sister, Linda (Donald) Opsteen; brothers and sisters-in-law: Linda Zwiers, Sue Gehring, Keith (Jo) Romenesko; and many wonderful nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

    Pam was preceded in death by her parents, Arnold and Marie Zwiers; step mother, Honey Zwiers; brothers and sisters: Robert (Corine) Zwiers, Vance Zwiers, Zada (James) Siebers and Nadine (Jerry) Verhagen; father and mother-in-law, Elmer and Grace (Van Beek) Romenesko; brothers and sisters-in-law: Thomas "Fuzz" Romenesko, Sharon Stuck and Debra Romenesko.

    Memorial services will be held at 12:00 noon on Friday, April 22, 2016, at Holy Spirit Catholic Church, 620 E. Kimberly Ave., Kimberly. Friends may call at the church from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the Mass. For online condolences, please visit www.verkuilenfh.com.

    The Romenesko family would like to extend a special thank you to the nurses at Theda Care at Home Hospice and to the staff at Fox Valley Hematology and Oncology for all of their wonderful care and compassion.
    Published in Appleton Post-Crescent from Apr. 18 to Apr. 20, 2016.

Thomas John Romenesko

M, b. August 21, 1944, d. March 11, 2006

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Biography

  • Birth: Thomas John Romenesko was born on August 21, 1944 in Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: He died on March 11, 2006, at age 61, in Iron River, Iron Co, Michigan.
  • Burial: He was buried in Immaculate Conception Cemetery, Oneida, Wisconsin.
  • Note: March 14, 2006

    Romenesko, Thomas "Fuzz" Thomas "Fuzz" Romenesko, 61, Iron River, MI, formerly of Freedom, died Saturday morning March 11, 2006, unexpectedly at his home. He was born August 23, 1944, in Appleton, to the late Elmer and Grace (Hinkens) Romenesko. On September 6, 1969, he married Sue Van Den Heuvel. Fuzz worked for many years in the construction field, retiring in 1996 due to health. He loved the outdoors whether it be cutting wood or hunting, but his passion was fishing. His pride was spending time with his family and grandchildren, and spending time at "His Heaven" at Silver Lake. Survivors include his wife Sue, his daughter, Stacy (Jason) Simpson and grandsons, Derek and Hunter, Freedom; his siblings: Don (Pam) Romenesko, Kimberly; Keith (Debbie) Romenesko, Antigo; and his brother-in-law, Rick Stuck, Freedom. Fuzz is further survived by Sue's family; Jim (Judy) Van Den Heuvel, Ken (Nancy) Van Den Heuvel, Ron (Pat) Van Den Heuvel, Larry (Shawn) Van Den Heuvel, Yvonne (Jim) Schuh, Joe Van Den Heuvel, Rose (Dave) De Coster, and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his sister, Sharon Stuck, a sister-in-law, Donna Van Den Heuvel and his stepfather, Jack Van Beek. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Tuesday (TODAY) at the RYAN FUNERAL HOME 305 N. Tenth Street De Pere, with a parish prayer service at 5 p.m. Visitation will continue after 8:30 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home until the cortege leaves for church. The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Oneida, with Fr. Gilbert Jacobs O. Praem and Cinde Becker Parish Director officiating. Burial to follow in the parish cemetery. Please go to www.ryanfh.com to express online condolences to the family. The family requests NO FLOWERS or PLANTS please. A memorial fund will be established. Dad & Grandpa, We love you so much. You will always be in our hearts and minds forever. We are going to miss you so much. Love; Jason, Stacy, Derek, and Hunter. My Love, You were one of a kind and you were all mine. You have given me more happiness than I could of ever imagined. Your wisdom and Knowledge amazed me. Your keen sense of humor always put a smile on my face. I am now left with half a heart; the other half goes with you until we reunite together. My Husband My Friend My Love.
  • Descendant of an Immigrant on: Maria Magdalena

Susan Mary VandenHeuvel

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Family: Thomas John Romenesko (b. August 21, 1944, d. March 11, 2006)

Irvin VandenHeuvel

M, b. October 13, 1920, d. May 24, 1997

Parents

Biography

  • Birth: Irvin VandenHeuvel was born on October 13, 1920 in Oneida, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: He and Johanna Marie Albers were married on June 14, 1944 in DePere, Brown Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: Irvin VandenHeuvel died on May 24, 1997, at age 76.
  • Burial: He was buried in Immaculate Conception Cemetery, Oneida, Wisconsin.

Johanna Marie Albers

F, b. November 26, 1918, d. October 7, 2005

Parents

  • Father: Martin Albers (b. September 5, 1875, d. February 20, 1969)
  • Mother: Mary Mintin (b. October 15, 1881, d. April 26, 1964)

Biography

  • Birth: Johanna Marie Albers was born on November 26, 1918 in DePere, Brown Co, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: She and Irvin VandenHeuvel were married on June 14, 1944 in DePere, Brown Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: Johanna Marie Albers died on October 7, 2005, at age 86.
  • Burial: She was buried in Immaculate Conception Cemetery, Oneida, Wisconsin.
  • Note: Johanna Van Den Heuvel Age 86 De Pere Johanna M. (Albers) Van Den Heuvel, 86, of De Pere, passed away early Friday morning October 7, 2005 at a local nursing home. She was the daughter of the late Martin and Mary (Minten) Albers and was born November 26, 1918 in De Pere. Johanna married Irvin Van Den Heuvel on June 14, 1944 at St. Boniface Catholic Church. He preceded her in death on May 24, 1997. Johanna enjoyed playing cards, going to the cottage and making cookies for the grandchildren. She will be sadly missed by her five sons and three daughters and their spouses, James (Judy) Van Den Heuvel, Seymour, Sue (Tom) Romenesko, Iron River, MI, Ken (Nancy) Van Den Heuvel, De Pere, Ron (Pat) Van Den Heuvel, Kaukauna, Larry (Shawn) Van Den Heuvel, De Pere, Yvonne (Jim) Shuh, Kaukauna, Joe Van Den Heuvel, De Pere, Rose (Dave) DeCoster, Freedom, foster daughter-in-law, Mary Butler, twenty-six grandchildren, twenty great-grandchildren, sisters-in-law, and brothers-in-law, Marie Albers, Helen( Elmer) Green, Ethel Mooren, Marlene (Al) Kocken, and Bernice (Gordon) Trinkner. In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by one daughter-in-law, Donna (Denissen) Van Den Heuvel, one great-grandchild, Harmony Van Den Heuvel, one foster son, Jim Butler, one sister, Mathilda Quinette, three brothers, and two sisters-in-law, Raphael Albers, Jerome (Bernice) Albers, Bernard (Laurie) Albers, and one brother-in-law, Joe Mooren. Friends may call at RYAN FUNERAL HOME 305 North Tenth Street, De Pere from 4:00 to 8:00 pm Sunday October 9, 2005. Parish prayer service will be held at 7:00 pm Sunday. Visitation will continue from 9:00 to 10:15 am Monday at Immaculate Conception Catholic Parish , N5589 County Road E, De Pere. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:30 am Monday at the Church with Father Dave Koch and Deacon Harvey Quinette, officiating. Burial to follow in the church cemetery. Please visit www.ryanfh.com to send online condolences to the Van Den Heuvel family. In lieu of other expressions of sympathy, a memorial fund has been established. The family extends a special thank you to the staff of Bishops Court Dementia Unit and Hospice during her stay there. Mom, we are all going to miss your wonderful sense of humor, your beautiful smile and that contagious laugh of yours. You will be truly missed, but we know you are reunited with Dad now and you are happy and smiling down on us.

Stacy Ann Romenesko

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  • Descendant of an Immigrant on: Maria Magdalena

Derek Wiegand

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  • Descendant of an Immigrant on: Libra

Hunter Riley Simpson

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  • Descendant of an Immigrant on: Maria Magdalena

Keith Elmer Romenesko

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  • Descendant of an Immigrant on: Maria Magdalena

Sharon Ann Romenesko

F, b. April 12, 1948, d. July 7, 2003

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Biography

  • Birth: Sharon Ann Romenesko was born on April 12, 1948 in Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: She was married on May 30, 1968 in St Nicholas Church, Freedom, Wisconsin.
  • Death: She died on July 7, 2003, at age 55, in Freedom, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Burial: She was buried in St Nicholas Cemetery, Freedom, Wisconsin.
  • Note: Stuck, Sharon (Romenesko) 2003 Appleton Post Crescent dated 7/9/2003; Stuck, Sharon A.; N4170 County Road E, Freedom Age 55, passed away unexpectedly at her home on Monday, July 7, 2003. She was born in Appleton on April 12, 1948, daughter of the late Elmer and Grace (Hinkens) Romenesko. She was a graduate of the Freedom High School, and on May 30, 1968 she married Rick Stuck at St. Nicholas Catholic Church in Freedom. Sharon was currently working in the surgery department at Dental Associates in Appleton. She very much enjoyed spending time with her granddaughter, Ashley. She also loved flowers, and each year cared for her beautiful garden. She was gifted at sewing as well as crafts of all kinds, and was an avid reader — she always had at least one book going. Sharon is survived by her husband: Rick Stuck of Freedom; a son: Jody Stuck of Freedom and his daughter Ashley; three brothers: Donald (Pam) Romenesko of Kimberly; Thomas (Sue) Romenesko of Iron River, Michigan; Keith (Debbie) Romenesko of Antigo; two step-brothers: Roger (Doris) Van Beek of Greenleaf and Norman (Marge) Van Beek of Freedom. Sharon is also survived by Rick’s brothers and sisters: James (Judi) Stuck of Brillion; Andrew (Elizabeth) Stuck of Appleton; David (Cookie) Stuck of Neenah; Darlene (Craig Berg) Stuck of Appleton; Carol (John) Witt of Appleton; Patty (Jim) Walters of Dale; and by Rick’s half-brothers and half sisters: Matt (Karen) Stuck, Jr. of Menasha; Alan (Beth) Stuck of Menasha; Shirley Stuck of Menasha; and Maria Stuck of Menasha; and by her mother-in-law Bernice Stead of Menasha. Sharon was preceded in death by her parents, her step-father Jack Van Beek, her father-in-law Matthew Stuck, and by two step-nephews Roland Van Beek and Mark Van Beek. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 AM on Friday, July 11, 2003 at FIRST ASSEMBLY OF GOD CHURCH, 311 W. Evergreen Drive with Rev. Steve Driessen officiating. Interment will be at St. Nicholas Cemetery in Freedom. Friends may call at the funeral home on Thursday from 4 - 8 PM and again Friday at the church from 10 AM until the hour of the services. “I know what I am doing. I have it all planned out - plans to take care of you, not abandon you, plans to give you the future you hope for.” —Jeremiah 29:11 FARGO FUNERAL HOME400 W. Wisconsin AvenueKaukauna 766-6200.
  • Descendant of an Immigrant on: Maria Magdalena

Richard Stuck

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Family: Sharon Ann Romenesko (b. April 12, 1948, d. July 7, 2003)

Donna Mae Romenesko

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  • Descendant of an Immigrant on: Maria Magdalena

Richard Elmer Kilsdonk

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Bernice Antonetta Hinkens

F, b. June 6, 1922, d. September 16, 1983

Parents

St John High School Yearbook 1940

Biography

  • Birth: Bernice Antonetta Hinkens was born on June 6, 1922 in Little Chute, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: She died on September 16, 1983, at age 61, in Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Burial: She was buried in St John Cemetery, Little Chute, Wisconsin, New/3/43.
  • Note: Appleton Post Crescent

    Sunday, September 18, 1983

    Bernice Zwiers
    3015 W. 4th St. Appleton

    Age 61, died at 2:15 p.m. Friday. She was born June 6, 1922, in Little Chute.

    Survivors include her husband, Mike; a daughter and son in-law, Sally and Duane Hietpas, Little Chute; two sons and a daughter in-law, Dennis and Dolores Zwiers, Green Bay; Joseph Zwiers, Appleton; a sister, Mrs. Jack [Grace] Van Beek, Freedom; a grandchild, Kelly; a stepmother, Helen Miller, Appleton; three half brothers, Ronny Hinkens, Freedom; Darrell and Wayne Hinkens, Wisconsin Rapids; two half sisters, Mrs. Dick[Beatta] Hahn, Little Chute; Mrs. Donald [Bonnie] Thews, Appleton.

    She was preceded in death by her sister, Cynthia La Clare.

    The memorial funeral mass will be at 11 a.m. at St. John Catholic Church, Little Church, with Msgr. James Vanden Hogen officiating. The family will receive friends from 6-9 p.m. Monday at the Verkuilen Funeral Home, Little Chute. Prayer service will be at 8 p.m. Monday.
  • Graduation: She graduated from St John High School, Little Chute, in 1940.
  • Descendant of an Immigrant on: Maria Magdalena

Hayden Ewald

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  • Descendant of an Immigrant on: Maria Magdalena

Joseph Michael Zwiers

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  • Descendant of an Immigrant on: Maria Magdalena

Cynthia Maria Hinkens

F, b. August 16, 1923, d. May 11, 1979

Parents

St John High School Yearbook 1941

Biography

  • Birth: Cynthia Maria Hinkens was born on August 16, 1923 in Little Chute, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: She was married on June 7, 1945 in Iowa.
  • Death: She died on May 11, 1979, at age 55, in Chicago, Cook Co, Illinois.
  • Graduation: She graduated from St John High School, Little Chute, in 1941.
  • Descendant of an Immigrant on: Maria Magdalena