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Margaret Ann Vandenberg

F, b. April 12, 1931, d. January 4, 2009

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Family: Marvin John VanderVelden (b. September 2, 1928, d. May 27, 2011)

Biography

  • Birth: Margaret Ann Vandenberg was born on April 12, 1931 in Kaukauna, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: She and Marvin John VanderVelden were married on September 30, 1950 in Holy Cross, Kaukauna, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: Margaret Ann Vandenberg died on January 4, 2009, at age 77, in Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Burial: She was buried in St John Cemetery, Little Chute, Wisconsin, New/11/38.
  • Note: January 6, 2009

    Vander Velden, Margaret A.
    Margaret A. Vander Velden, Little Chute, age 77, died unexpectedly Sunday, January 4, 2009, at Appleton Medical Center. She was born in Kaukauna on April 12, 1931, to the late Theodore and Catherine (Vanden Heuvel) Vandenberg. Margaret married Marvin J. Vander Velden on September 30, 1950, at Holy Cross Parish.
    She was a member of St. John Nepomucene Catholic Church in Little Chute. Margaret was a past president and currently serving as secretary of the Jacob Coppus American Legion Auxiliary. She loved playing cards with her card club friends, trips to Las Vegas and reading. She was an accomplished cook and baker as well as a huge Cubs fan. In her younger years, she also enjoyed fishing, golfing and spending time at their trailer in Green Bay. Margaret cherished time spent with her children and grandchildren and attended every sporting and school event she was able to. She was a very special person who will be missed by all who knew and loved her.
    Margaret is survived by her husband of 58 years, Marvin; five children: Dave (Joann), Kaukauna; Sue (Jeff) Maes, Kaukauna; Karen (Joseph) Portman, Little Chute; Jim (Barb), Kaukauna; and Jeff (Dana), Harrison; daughter-in-law, Mary Stewart; 15 grandchildren: Heather, Tandi, Lan, Val, Nick, Ryan, Travis, Amanda, Miranda, Megan, Michelle, Leah, Tracey, Katie and Tanner; 14 great-grandchildren; sister, Mary (Bob) Weyenberg; sisters and brothers-in-law: Renata Vandenberg, Dennis (Gail) Vander Velden, Dean Walker and Joyce (Al) Dieda. She is further survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
    In addition to her parents, Margaret was preceded in death by her son, Michael and infant son, Paul; father- and mother-in-law, George and Agnes Vander Velden; and many brothers, sisters and in-laws.
    Visitation will begin at 1 p.m. on Thursday, January 8, 2009, until the time of Mass at 5 p.m. at ST. JOHN NEPOMUCENE CATHOLIC CHURCH (323 S. Pine St., Little Chute). The Rev. James Hablewitz will officiate. Committal St. John Cemetery.
    Mom, We are heartbroken. You will be missed more than words can say. We love you always.
    O'CONNELL
    FUNERAL HOME
    201 E. Main Street
    Little Chute 920-788-6237.
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Kimberly Ann Hooyman

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David Phillip VanderVelden

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Michael Lee VanderVelden

M, b. September 22, 1952, d. June 23, 2005

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Biography

  • Birth: Michael Lee VanderVelden was born on September 22, 1952 in Alaska.
  • Death: He died on June 23, 2005, at age 52, in Little Chute, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Burial: He was buried in St John Cemetery, Little Chute, Wisconsin, New/11/38.
  • Note: Source: Appleton Post Crescent Obituary
    Sunday, June 26, 2005

    Vander Velden, Michael L. 'Mouse'


    Michael L. Vander Velden, 'Mouse,' age 52, of Little Chute, passed away unexpectedly at his home on June 23, 2005. He was born in Alaska to Marvin and Margaret Vander Velden. Mike worked at Thilmany’s for many years and also bartended at various establishments. He loved to hunt, fish, play golf, shoot pool and go bowling.

    He will be sadly missed by his three children, Heather (Greg) Van Booven, Kimberly and their children, Austin and Emily; Tandi Vander Velden, Kimberly and Lan Vander Velden, Kimberly; the mother of his children, Mary Stewart; his parents; sisters, Sue (Jeff) Maes, Kaukauna; Karen (Joe) Portman, Little Chute; brothers: David (Joann) Kaukauna; Jim (Barb), Kaukauna, and Jeff (Dana) Vander Velden, Darboy; he is further survived by many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

    Mike was preceded in death by an infant brother, Paul and his grandparents.

    Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m., Monday, June 27, 2005, at the Verkuilen Funeral Home with Rev. Msgr. James Vanden Hogen officiating. Interment will be in St. John Cemetery, Little Chute. Friends may call the funeral home from 4 to 7 p.m., Sunday and from 10 a.m. Monday until the time of the service.

    VERKUILEN

    FUNERAL HOME.
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Susan Marie VanderVelden

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Karen Ann VanderVelden

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James Andrew VanderVelden

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Barbara Mary Jansen

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Jeffrey George VanderVelden

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Carol Jean VanderVelden

F, b. March 26, 1932, d. January 22, 2005

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Family 2: Fredrick Louis Hammen (b. September 22, 1915, d. December 26, 1983)

Family 3: Ralph C Hawkins (b. July 13, 1921, d. May 10, 1972)

Family 4: Earl Koehnke (b. January 26, 1932, d. July 10, 1970)

Biography

  • Birth: Carol Jean VanderVelden was born on March 26, 1932 in Little Chute, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: She and Ralph C Hawkins were married.
  • Marriage: Carol Jean VanderVelden and Earl Koehnke were married on April 12, 1950.
  • Death: Carol Jean VanderVelden died on January 22, 2005, at age 72, in Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Burial: She was buried in St John Cemetery, Little Chute, Wisconsin, New/5/13N.
  • Note: Source: Appleton Post Crescent Obituary Monday, January 24, 2005 Walker, Carol Jean

    Carol Jean Walker, age 72 of Little Chute, passed away unexpectedly Saturday, Jan. 22, 2005, at Appleton Medical Center. She was born March 26, 1932 in Little Chute, daughter of George and Agnes (Williamson) VanderVelden, Carol Jean married Dean Earl Walker August 23, 1996, at St. John Nepomucene Catholic Church, Little Chute. She was employed as a waitress at Tuckers Restaurant and the Coffee Shop, both Little Chute and Kuster's Frozen Custard. She was a volunteer with the American Heart Association. Carol Jean was an avid dart and pool player and she enjoyed golf and camping. She had a friendly and wonderful sense of humor and she was known and loved by all including her friends at Geano Beach, Little Suamico.

    Carol Jean is survived by her husband Dean Earl Walker; a special friend of Dean and Carol's, Kim (Tom) Tisdale, Little Chute; her son, Gene (Judy) Koehnke, Cecil; four grandchildren: Holly (Frank) Van Zeeland, Misty (Jeff) Verhagen and Tracy Koehnke, all of Kaukauna; Stacy Koehnke, Appleton; three step-grandchildren: Andy (Sherry) Ebert, De Pere; Robbie (Renza) Ebert, Embarrass; Christopher (Ann) Ebert, Shawano; five great-grandchildren: Brandon Lamers, Allyson and Chloe Van Zeeland, Samantha and Nicole Verhagen, all of Kaukauna; three step-great-grandchildren: Richard and Reef Ebert, both of Embarrass and Evan Ebert, Shawano; two brothers and a sister: Marvin (Margaret) VanderVelden, Little Chute; Joyce (Al) Dieda, Long Beach, CA; Dennis (Gail) VanderVelden, Little Chute; five brothers-in-law: David Jr. (Roxanne) Walker, Palmdale, CA; Dennis Walker, Las Vegas; Craig (Mary) Broback, Denver, CO; Danny Walker, Denver, CO; Dale (Ann) Walker, Hortonville; her step-children that she loved; nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles.

    Funeral services will be held at 4 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 26, 2005, at the Verkuilen Funeral Home with Deacon Vin DeGroot officiating. Interment will be in St. John Cemetery, Little Chute. Friends may call at the funeral home from 1 p.m. Wednesday until the time of the service. A memorial has been established.

    The family wishes to express a special thank you to the staff at Appleton Medical Center for the care and compassion given to Carol Jean.


    VERKUILEN FUNERAL HOME.
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Nancy Mitchler

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Dennis VanderVelden

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Family 1: Gail Whitcomb

Family 2: Monica T Bushman (b. September 19, 1935, d. January 26, 2004)

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Gail Whitcomb

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Joyce VanderVelden

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Family: Al Dieda

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Al Dieda

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Cecelia Anna Williamsen

F, b. August 10, 1909, d. February 15, 2000

Parents

Family: Louis J Verhagen (b. December 6, 1906, d. October 16, 1976)

Biography

  • Birth: Cecelia Anna Williamsen was born on August 10, 1909 in Little Chute, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: She and Louis J Verhagen were married on October 5, 1926 in St John Nepomucene Church, Little Chute, Wisconsin.
  • Death: Cecelia Anna Williamsen died on February 15, 2000, at age 90, in Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Burial: She was buried in St John Cemetery, Little Chute, Wisconsin, New/5/14E.
  • Note: Verhagen, Ceil (Williamsen) 2000 Appleton Post Crescent dated 2/17/2000, Ceil Verhagen, age 90, died on Tuesday, February 15th, 2000, at St. Elizabeth Hospital, there. Ceil was born on August 10th, 1910. Ceil and Louis owned Louie's Supper Club on highway 10 & 45 from 1953 to 1972. Her hobbies were playing cards and the world's best fishermen. She was a member of St. Elizabeth Society of St. John's, Little Chute, and the American Legion auxiliary. Survivors include a daughter, Eileen (Hale) Strauch and Harold and her children, Dan and Gail Hale, Mary and Phil Conradt, Linda (Bast) Bernard Bonder, Sue and Mike Brockman, John Hale: a son, Jerry (Nadine) Verhagen and his children, Deborah and Dean Wirth, Mark and Vicki Schmalz, Doug and Cindy Hoffman, Jeff and Wendy Verhagen, David Verhagen, Mike and Jody Skeens, Julie Verhagen: a son-in-law, David Lenz and his children, Lois Lenz, Bill and Janet Lenz , Bob and Carol Lenz, and Jim and Mary Lenz, 32 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband Louis Verhagen, Sister Agnes VanderVelden and two brothers, Sylvan and Soupie Williamsen, a daughter, Jan Lenz, a son-in-law, Tom Hale, two grandson's Timmy Lenz and Bruce Hale. Friends may call to the Verkuilen funeral home on Friday, February 18th, from 3:00 p.m. until the time of services at the church at 5:00 p.m.. Mass at St. John's, Little Chute, with burial in Little Chute cemetery. The Rev. Jim VandenHogan will officiate.
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Louis J Verhagen

M, b. December 6, 1906, d. October 16, 1976

Parents

Family: Cecelia Anna Williamsen (b. August 10, 1909, d. February 15, 2000)

Biography

  • Birth: Louis J Verhagen was born on December 6, 1906 in Town of Freedom, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: He and Cecelia Anna Williamsen were married on October 5, 1926 in St John Nepomucene Church, Little Chute, Wisconsin.
  • Death: Louis J Verhagen died on October 16, 1976, at age 69, in Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Burial: He was buried in St John Cemetery, Little Chute, Wisconsin, New/5/14E.
  • Note: Verhagen, Louis J 1976 Appleton Post Crescent dated 10/18/1976; Mr. Louis J. Verhagen, age 69, died early Saturday evening after a brief illness. He was born December 8th, 1906 in the town of Freedom. He married Ceil Williamsen in 1926 at St. John Catholic Church, Little Chute. They celebrated their golden wedding anniversary October 5th, 1976. He had been employed by Tony Wonders Club for 24 years until he started his own business in 1953. He then operated Louie's Supper Club until his retirement in 1971. He had also served as a clerk for the village of Little Chute for 12 years and was a former chairman for the Veterans Administration board. Mr. Verhagen was a member of the St. Pius X Catholic Church, the American Legion Post No. 258, the Veterans of Foreign Wars, the Forty et 8, and an honorary member of the St. Pius Men's Society. He was a member of the Tavern League and had served as their secretary from 1955 to 1966. He had been a veteran of World War II. having served in the United States Navy from 1943 to 1945. Survivors include his wife Ceil Williamsen Verhagen; two daughters: Mrs. Tom (Eileen) Hale, of Kimberly; and Mrs. David (Janis) Lenz, of Little Chute; a son, Jerry L., of Kimberly; a brother, Nick, of Menasha; two sisters: Mrs. Peter (Margaret) VandenHeuvel, of Little Chute; and Mrs. Anton (Mathilda) Oudenhoven, of Kimberly; 17 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by four brothers, three sisters, and a grandson. The funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at St. John Catholic Church, Little Chute, with a concelebrated Mass with the Reverend Monsignor James Vandenhogen, Rev. Norbert VandeLoo, and the Rev. David Barrett officiating. Internment will be in the St. John's cemetery. Military rights will be held immediately following the service at the church.

Louis Verhagen

M, b. March 15, 1864, d. July 28, 1951

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Family: Mary Romenesko (b. November 19, 1866, d. August 23, 1936)

Biography

  • Birth: Louis Verhagen was born on March 15, 1864 in Heeswijk, Noord Brabant, Netherlands.
  • Marriage: He and Mary Romenesko were married on October 4, 1887 in Freedom, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: Louis Verhagen died on July 28, 1951, at age 87, in Little Chute, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Burial: He was buried in St John Cemetery, Little Chute, Wisconsin, New/2/2E.

Mary Romenesko

F, b. November 19, 1866, d. August 23, 1936

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Family: Louis Verhagen (b. March 15, 1864, d. July 28, 1951)

Biography

  • Birth: Mary Romenesko was born on November 19, 1866 in Fredonia, Ozaukee Co, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: She and Louis Verhagen were married on October 4, 1887 in Freedom, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: Mary Romenesko died on August 23, 1936, at age 69, in Little Chute, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Burial: She was buried in St John Cemetery, Little Chute, Wisconsin, New/2/2E.
  • Note: Verhagen, Mary (Romenesko) 1936 Appleton Post Crescent dated 8/24/1936 Mrs. Louis Verhagen Sr., succumbs at Little Chute, Mrs. Louis Verhagen Sr., 69, died Saturday evening at her home here after a lingering illness. Surviving are her widower, four daughters, Mrs. Louis DeCoster, Combined Locks; Mrs. Joseph Hooyman, of Freedom; Mrs. Peter Vandenheuvel, of Little Chute; Mrs. Anton Oudenhoven, of Kimberly,; four sons, Walter, Louis, Nicholas and Rev. Peter, of Little Chute; four sisters, Mrs. Gerrit Verhagen, Mrs. Matt Weber, of Kaukauna; Mrs. Theodore Pennings and Mrs. Della Unmuth, of Appleton; one of brother, Walter Romenesko, of Kaukauna. Funeral services will be conducted at St. John's Church at 9:00 Wednesday morning. Solemn High Mass will be sung by the Reverend John J. Spranger's assisted by the Reverend C. Luke Leiterman and the Rev. James Geyer. The members of the St. Elizabeth society of St. John Church will attend a funeral in a body. Burial will take place in the parish cemetery.

Eileen Wilhelmina Verhagen

F, b. September 28, 1927, d. January 1, 2016

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Family 1: Thomas Joseph Hale (b. January 23, 1925, d. January 30, 1977)

Family 2: Harold Vernon Strauch (b. June 4, 1917, d. January 2, 2011)

St John High School Yearbook 1945

Biography

  • Birth: Eileen Wilhelmina Verhagen was born on September 28, 1927 in Little Chute, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: She and Thomas Joseph Hale were married on May 26, 1948 in Little Chute, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: Eileen Wilhelmina Verhagen and Harold Vernon Strauch were married on September 5, 1992 in Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: Eileen Wilhelmina Verhagen died on January 1, 2016, at age 88, in Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Burial: She was buried in St John Cemetery, Little Chute, Wisconsin, New/5/14.
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    Eileen W. Strauch (Hale), age 88, of Appleton, passed away surrounded by the love of her family on January 1, 2016 at her home. Eileen was born on September 28, 1927, daughter of the late Louis and Ceil (Williamsen) Verhagen. She was a graduate of St John's High School and as WWII ended, she met her first husband, Thomas Hale. They married in 1948 and he preceded her in death in 1977. They enjoyed square dancing, camping, and socializing until Thomas's death in 1977. Eileen was blessed to meet her second husband, Harold Strauch, through their love of dance and travel. They married in 1992. They enjoyed being snow birds in Florida. He passed in 2011.

    Eileen was a friend to all with the gift of gab. She had a way of making every person she spoke to; whether they are a child or adult, feel special and loved. Eileen was a talented seamstress, designing her own square dance dresses and clothing for her children. She enjoyed her job at Sears in the shoe and drapery departments for many years. She loved to spend time with her childhood friends at their monthly lunches and will always be known for her spirituality as a devout catholic.

    Eileen will be missed by her children; Daniel (Luz) Hale, Mary (Phil) Conradt, Linda Hale (Burry Bondar), Susan (Michael) Brockman, John Hale (Billie Jo Gerver). Grandchildren: Amy Burt (JJ Dempsey), Mellissa Van Eyck, Danielle (Craig) Snieder, Reed (Sandy) Adams, Jim Adams, Benjamin (Jen) Bast, Joshua (Stephanie) Conradt, Jared (Nicole) Brockman, Ryan (Sarah) Brockman, Brett Brockman, Alissa Brockman, Ashtyn Hale. She has 13 Great Grandchildren and one Great, great grandchild. She is further survived by many nieces, nephews and other relatives.

    She was preceded in death by her son Bruce Hale, husbands Thomas Hale & Harold Strauch, her sister Janice Lenz, brother, Gerald Verhagen, mother and father, Ceil and Louis Verhagen.

    The Funeral Liturgy for Eileen will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, January 6, 2016, at HOLY SPIRIT PARISH - KIMBERLY SITE, 600 East Kimberly Ave., Kimberly, with Father Bob Kollath officiating. A time of visitation will be held at the JANSEN FARGO FUNERAL HOME, 204 East Kimberly Ave. Kimberly, on Tuesday, January 5, 2016 for 4:00 p.m. until the prayer service at 7:00 and again at CHURCH on Wednesday from 9:00 a.m. until this time of Mass. The burial will follow Mass at St. John Cemetery in Little Chute. Online condolences may be expressed at www.wichmannfargo.com.
  • Graduation: She graduated from St John High School, Little Chute, in 1945.
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Thomas Joseph Hale

M, b. January 23, 1925, d. January 30, 1977

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  • Father: Dale B Hale (b. October 1891, d. June 16, 1961)
  • Mother: Mary Keelan (b. February 21, 1893, d. November 26, 1972)

Family: Eileen Wilhelmina Verhagen (b. September 28, 1927, d. January 1, 2016)

Biography

  • Birth: Thomas Joseph Hale was born on January 23, 1925 in Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: He and Eileen Wilhelmina Verhagen were married on May 26, 1948 in Little Chute, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: Thomas Joseph Hale died on January 30, 1977, at age 52, in Kimberly, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Burial: He was buried in St John Cemetery, Little Chute, Wisconsin, New/5/14E.
  • Note: Source: Appleton Post Crescent Obituary

    Monday, January 31, 1977

    Thomas J. Hale 1412 Christine St. Kimberly

    Age 52, died Sunday afternoon after a long illness. He was born January 23, 1925 in Appleton. He was employed by the Kimberly Clark Corporation and lived in the Kimberly, Little Chute, Appleto area all of his life. He was a member of the Wolf River area Callers Association. Mr. Hale was a World War II veteran.

    Survivors include his wife, Eileen Verhagen Hale; three daughters, Mrs. Gerald [Mary Kay] VanEyck, and Mrs. William [Linda] Bast, both of Kimberly; Miss Susan Hale, at Home; two sons, Daniel Hale, Milwaukee; John Hale, at home; ten grandchildren.

    He was preceded in death by his mother, father, father in-law, and son, Bruce.

    The funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Holy Name Catholic Church, Kimberly, with the Rev. Ronald Hopfensperger officiating. Burial will be in St. John Cemetery, Little Chute. Friends may call at the Jansen-Fargo Funeral Home, Kimberly, after 4 p.m. until 9 p.m. Monday. There will be a prayer service at 8 p.m. There will be an American Legion Post No. 258, Little Chute, full military service at 11 a.m. Tuesday.

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Mary Kay Hale

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