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Jeffrey John Seif

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Wilma A VanderHorst

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Family 2: Jerome M Nettekoven (b. September 27, 1926, d. February 23, 2013)

Biography

  • Birth: Wilma A VanderHorst was born on July 5, 1935 in Town of Vandenbroek, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: She and Harold Peter Arnoldussen were married on May 1, 1956.
  • Marriage: Wilma A VanderHorst and Jerome M Nettekoven were married on October 9, 1973 in Calumet County, Wisconsin.
  • Death: Wilma A VanderHorst died on January 18, 1979, at age 43.
  • Burial: She was buried in Holy Cross, Kaukauna, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Note: SOURCE: APPLETON POST CRESCENT OBITUARY
    Saturday, January 20, 1979
    Mrs. Jerome Nettekoven
    [Wilma VanDerHorst]
    Route 1, Kaukauna

    Age 43, died unexpectedly Thursday evening. She was born July 5, 1935, in the Town of Vandenbroek.

    Survivors include her husband, Jerome 'Bud'; five daughters; Mrs. James [Patricia] Martin, Little Chute; Karen Arnoldussen, Barbara Arnoldussen, Jean Marie Arnoldussen, and Brenda Nettkoven, all at home; four sons; Harold Arnoldussen, Appleton; James Arnoldussen, at home; Brian Nettekoven and David Nettekoven, both at home; two brothers; Father John VanDerHorst, DePere; Cyril , Kaukauna; three sisters; Mrs. Harlin [Anna Mae] Verhagen, Appleton; Mrs. Ted [Rosemary] Verkuilen Jr., Little Chute; Mrs. Melvin [Helen] Seif, Kaukauna; and a grandchild.

    She was preceded in death by her first husband, Harold Arnoldussen, two sisters, Joan and Theresa.

    The funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday from Holy Cross Catholic Church, Kaukauna, with Father John VanDerHorst and Father Mike Hoffmann officiating. Interment will be in the parish cemetery. There will be no visitation. The Verkuilen Funeral Home assisted the family with the arrangements.
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    Rural Kaukauna Woman Found Dead in Car
    January 18, 1979

    LITTLE CHUTE - The Outagamie County coroner's office is investigating the death of a 43-year-old rural Kaukauna woman who was found dead in her car about 9:15 p.m. Thursday.

    Wilma Nettekoven, who resides at Evergreen and Buchanan roads, just north of here, was found by her 15-year old daughter, Barbara, in the unattached garage of her home.

    Little Chute policy were summoned, but Nettekoven was dead when they arrived. She was fully clothed and wearing a coat, sitting in the front seat of the car.

    Authorities said the ignition key was off and the motor was cold.

    The cause of death is pending the results of an autopsy, which will be completed this afternoon. Tests are being conducted at Theda Clark Regional Medical Center, Neenah.

    Authorities believe that she had been dead for at least two hours when found.

    In addition to her husband, Jerome, she is survived by nine children. The body will be released to the Verkuilen Funeral Home, Little Chute.
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    Coroner Rules Kaukauna Woman Took Her Own Life
    January 18, 1979

    KAUKAUNA-The death of a rural Kaukauna woman who was found dead at her home at about 9:15 p.m. Thursday has been ruled a suicide by Outagamie County Coroner Bernard Kemps.

    Mrs. Jerome Nettekoven (Wilma VanDerHorst Arnoldussen), 43, route 1, was found by her 15-year-old daughter. She was pronounced dead at the scene.

    Kemps said the investigation is continuing.

    She is survived by her husband, five daughters, four sons, two brothers, three sisters and one grandchild.

    The funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at Holy Cross Catholic Church here, with burial in the parish cemetery. There will be no visitation.
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Harold Peter Arnoldussen

M, b. July 26, 1931, d. December 5, 1967

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Biography

  • Birth: Harold Peter Arnoldussen was born on July 26, 1931.
  • Marriage: He and Wilma A VanderHorst were married on May 1, 1956.
  • Death: Harold Peter Arnoldussen died on December 5, 1967, at age 36.
  • Burial: He was buried in Holy Cross, Kaukauna, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.

Harold J Arnoldussen, Jr

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Patricia A Arnoldussen

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Karen Mary Arnoldussen

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Family 2: Kenneth Brown

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James G Arnoldussen

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Biography

  • Birth: James G Arnoldussen was born on July 27, 1959 in Kaukauna, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: He died on June 2, 2017, at age 57.
  • Burial: He was buried in Holy Cross Cemetery, Kaukauna, Wisconsin.
  • Note: James G. "Jim" Arnoldussen, Sr., age 57, of Kaukauna, passed away unexpectedly at his home on Friday, June 2, 2017. He was born in Kaukauna on July 27, 1959, son of the late Harold and Wilma (Vander Horst) Arnoldussen. Jim was married to Mary Jager for over 37 years. Together they have three sons and four grandchildren, whom which he loved to spoil.

    Jim was employed at Gene Frederickson Trucking, and worked in transportation for many years at various other places. He was an excellent woodworker and a skilled and proud handy man taking on any task. Jim enjoyed traveling and putting miles on his motorcycle. Most of all, he was a loving husband and a great father and papa.

    Jim will be missed by his wife, Mary Arnoldussen; three sons: James Arnoldussen, Jr., Brad (Kelly) Arnoldussen and Adam Arnoldussen; grandchildren: Carson, Crosby, Lillian and Kennedy Arnoldussen; his siblings and their children: Harry (Linda) Arnoldussen and their daughter, Laura (Vic) Tulsie; Patty (Jim) Martin and their son Kenny; Karen (Ken) Brown and their children: Mary Jo (Gregg) Seiltz, Bobby (Joey) Martzahl and Godson, Nick (Jenny) Martzahl; Barbara (Eugene) Mueller and their children: Tanya Zehren and Corey (Angie) Ward; Jean (Tom) Peters and their daughters: Ashley (Jordan) Youren and Amber Peters; Brian (Kelly) Nettekoven and their children: Natlie, Madison and Hannah Nettekoven; Brenda (Curt) Mader and their children Alyssia and Sarah Elliot; a Godson, David (Leah) Nettekoven; brothers and sisters-in-law: Judy (Ted) Schmitt, Sharon Mankovecky, Carol (Gary) Wright, Therese Richardson, Dawn (Rick) Markgraf, Diane (Tom) Baumgarten, Lynn (Mike) Vande Hey, Dan (Becky) Jager, Brian (Fiance, Carla) Jager and Scott Jager; many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends and his beloved dog Snuggles.

    Jim was preceded in death by his parents; brothers-in-law: Curt Mankovecky and Gerald Richardson; and Mary's parents, Merlin and Alice Jager.

    Funeral services will be held at 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, June 7, 2017, at the Verkuilen-Van Deurzen Family Funeral Home, 101 Canal Street, Little Chute. Visitation will be at the funeral home from 3:00 p.m. until the time of the service. Interment will be in Holy Cross Cemetery, Kaukauna. For online condolences, please visit www.verkuilenfh.com.

    The Arnoldussen family would like to thank all of their family and friends who have been so supportive over these last few difficult days.
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Barbara Joan Arnoldussen

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Jean Marie Arnoldussen

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Jerome M Nettekoven

M, b. September 27, 1926, d. February 23, 2013

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Family 3: Dorothy A Duginski (b. May 26, 1926, d. April 5, 2006)

Biography

  • Birth: Jerome M Nettekoven was born on September 27, 1926 in Sherwood, Calumet Co, Wisconsin.
  • Divorce: He was divorced on December 18, 1967 in Winnebago County, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: He and Wilma A VanderHorst were married on October 9, 1973 in Calumet County, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: Jerome M Nettekoven and Dorothy A Duginski were married on February 16, 1980 in Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: Jerome M Nettekoven died on February 23, 2013, at age 86, in Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Burial: He was buried in Riverside Cemetery, Appleton, Wisconsin.
  • Note: Jerome M. Nettekoven, Kaukauna, age 86, died Saturday February 23, 2013 at Appleton Medical Center. He was born in Sherwood on September 27, 1926 to the late John and Ann (Micke) Nettekoven. Jerome worked at Neenah Foundry until his retirement in 1990.

    Jerome is survived by his children: Gloria (Jim) Rogers, Sharon, Jerry (Lea), John and Robert Nettekoven and Carol (Doug) Whitney (and their mother La Verna), Brenda Elliott, Brian (Kelly) and David (Leah) Nettekoven; siblings: Dorothy Schroeder, Ervin (Janice), John "Jack" and Jim (Donna) Nettekoven and Connie (Eugene) Nett. He is further survived by grandchildren, great grandchildren, other relatives and friends.

    In addition to his parents, Jerome was preceded in death by his wives Dorothy Nettekoven and Wilma Vander Horst.

    Visitation will be held Wednesday February 27, 2013 at O'CONNELL FUNERAL HOME (1776 E. Main St. Little Chute) beginning at 2:00 p.m. until time of funeral at 4:00 p.m. The Rev. Ronald Belitz will officiate. Committal Riverside Cemetery. To sign the guest book, please visit oconnellfh.com. In lieu of flowers, a memorial is being established.

Brenda Mary Nettekoven

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Family 2: Curtis M Mader

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Brian J Nettekoven

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David J Nettekoven

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Family: Lea M Juhnke

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Rosemary S VanderHorst

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Family: Theodore J Verkuilen (b. March 23, 1935, d. December 29, 2001)

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Theodore J Verkuilen

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St John High School Yearbook 1955

Biography

  • Birth: Theodore J Verkuilen was born on March 23, 1935 in Little Chute, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: He died on December 29, 2001, at age 66, in Neenah, Winnebago Co, Wisconsin.
  • Burial: He was buried in St John Cemetery, Little Chute, Wisconsin, New/7/48N.
  • Note: SOURCE: APPLETON POST CRESCENT OBITUARY Monday, December 31, 2001 Ted Verkuilen 1204 Hoover Avenue

    Little Chute

    Age 66, died unexpectedly Saturday, December 29, 2001 at Theda Clark Medical Center. He was born March 23, 1935 in Little Chute, son of Theodore Antone and Mary (Fleischman) Verkuilen. Ted married Rosemary Van Der Horst September 9, 1958 in Kaukauna. He was a lifelong resident of Little Chute and worked with his father at the Verkuilen Funeral Home and Furniture Store, Little Chute, for many years before owning and operating them with his wife Rosemary. He was a member of St. John Catholic Church, Little Chute; the Knights of Columbus, Little Chute Council; the National, Wisconsin and Fox River Valley Funeral Directors Associations and the Little Chute Volunteer Fire Department for 30 years, retiring as assistant fire chief. He was a former member of the Little Chute Businessmen’s Association. Ted especially enjoyed spending time with his family, deer hunting, enjoying their cottage at Legend Lake and playing cribbage.

    Ted is survived by his wife, Rosemary; two daughters and sons-in-law, Lisa (Jeff) Sheffler, Appleton; Pauline (Cory) Allen, Kimberly; one son and daughter-in-law, Jeffrey (Karen) Verkuilen, Howard; six grandchildren: John and Katherine Verkuilen, Michael Sheffler, Justin, Grady and Abigail Allen; two brothers: Richard (Linda) Verkuilen, Kimberly; Michael (Lil) Verkuilen, Kaukauna; two sisters: Janice Jansen, Little Chute; Mary Beth Belanger, Kaukauna; three brothers-in-law: Rev. John Van Der Horst, Green Bay; Melvin Seif and Jerome (Dorothy) Nettekoven, both of Kaukauna; one sister-in-law, Louise Van Der Horst, Kaukauna.

    He was preceded in death by his parents; one daughter, Kathleen Verkuilen, and one sister, Margaret Ann Verkuilen; many sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law.

    Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, January 2, 2002, at St. John Church with Rev. Msgr. James Vanden Hogen and Rev. John Van Der Horst officiating. Interment will be in St. John Cemetery, Little Chute. Friends may call at the Verkuilen Funeral Home from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday and at the church from 10:00 a.m. Wednesday until the time of the mass. A memorial has been established.

    A special thank you to the staffs at Appleton Medical Center, Gold Cross Ambulance and Theda Clark Medical Center for their compassion and care for Ted and our family.

    VERKUILEN FUNERAL HOME ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Posted Jan. 01, 2002

    Little Chute funeral director’s family now in need of comfort

    By Myrna Collins Post-Crescent staff writer

    For most of his life, Ted Verkuilen comforted families who had recently lost their loved ones and saw to the arrangements for a decent and loving burial. On Wednesday, it is Verkuilen’s family that is to be comforted and Verkuilen who is laid to rest after funeral services at St. John Catholic Church in Little Chute. He was baptized in that church, now he is to be buried there,” said his son, Jeff. Verkuilen, a lifelong resident of Little Chute, owned and operated Verkuilen Funeral Home with his wife, Rosemary, until May 2000 when it was purchased by George Kessler, owner of Kessler Funeral Home, Neenah. I have no plans to change the Verkuilen name,” Kessler said. He knew that when I bought it. The funeral home was founded in 1927 by Verkuilen’s grandmother, Anna Verkuilen, and passed on to his father, Theodore Verkuilen Sr. before Ted Verkuilen took over. He was a fantastic funeral director,” said Tim O’Connell, funeral director at Verkuilen’s. Verkuilen continued to work with the families after he sold the business. “He knew everyone in the village and he would sit with the families and tell stories about his experiences with the loved ones. He could comfort families in their deepest time of need, and he was really good at it. I don’t think most people knew how personally he grieved for many of those who had died,” Jeff said. “They often were his friends, but he kept the grief to himself. Growing up in a funeral director’s family probably gave the children a different outlook on death from that of most people, according to Jeff. Nonetheless his father’s death came as a shock. He was much too young,” Jeff said of his 66-year-old father. “But if he could have chosen a way to die, that would have been it. It was very quick and painless and he died doing what he liked to do. Verkuilen was stricken by an aneurysm Friday during the lunch after a funeral he had directed. “He died with his boots on,” O’Connell said. Verkuilen was an active and faithful member of his church, greeting and ushering every Sunday. He also reached the rank of 4th Degree Knight in the Knights of Columbus. “That was a way he had of offering service to the community through religion,” Jeff said. His son said Verkuilen doted on his family, Rosemary, Jeff, Lisa and Pauline. “As a father he wasn’t really strict, but he wanted us to be well rounded and he insisted we learn to be courteous and respectful,” Jeff said. “He would have liked it if one of us had gone into the funeral business, but he never pushed, and I think he was happy with the choices we made. Verkuilen’s second interest, you might call it his avocation, Jeff said, was the fire department. He had been a volunteer with the Little Chute Fire Department for 30 years. He loved fire fighting was very saddened when he reached the mandatory retirement age of 60 in 1995. For him, the meeting every Monday night was as much social as it was business.

    The pallbearers at Wednesday’s funeral will be members of the volunteer fire department and the village fire truck will escort the hearse from the church to St. John Cemetery.
  • Graduation: He graduated from St John High School, Little Chute, in 1955.

Kathleen M Verkuilen

F, b. September 11, 1959, d. October 6, 1965

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Biography

  • Birth: Kathleen M Verkuilen was born on September 11, 1959 in Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: She died on October 6, 1965, at age 6.
  • Burial: She was buried in St John Cemetery, Little Chute, Wisconsin, New/7/48N.
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Jeffrey Joseph Verkuilen

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Lisa Ann Verkuilen

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Pauline Mary Verkuilen

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Theresa VanderHorst

F, b. October 11, 1937, d. March 9, 1956

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Biography

  • Birth: Theresa VanderHorst was born on October 11, 1937 in Town of Freedom, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: She died on March 9, 1956, at age 18.
  • Burial: She was buried in Holy Cross, Kaukauna, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Note: Vander Horst Funeral Is Held Tuesday
    Michael McCormick to Answer 2nd Degree Murder Charge Tomorrow
    Funeral services for Miss Terese Vander Horst, 18, 1121 Lawe stret were held at 9 o'clock Tuesday from Holy Cross church, Father Andrew J. Quella offering the funeral Mass. Burial was in the parish cemetery.
    A saddened group of 168 high school seniors, her classmates, attended.
    Miss Vander Horst's body had been found in a basement at 323 West Ninth street Sunday morning and a 17-year-old Kaukauna boy admitted that he had struck her over the head with a souvenir war-time shell case Friday night.
    He is Michael McCormick, 703 Quinney avenue, a high school junior, who will enter a plea in municpal court Thursday before Judge Oscar J. Schmeige. He was arrained Monday and charged with second degree murder. Allan Cain, defense attourney for the boy, requested time to prepare the case before entering a plea, and the court delayed proceedings until Thursday.
    Missing Report
    Miss VanderHorst's body was discovered Sunday morning by Chief of Police Harold Engerson, who was investigating a missing report on the girl, which was made by her father at about midnight Friday. The body was discovered in the basement of McCormick's grandmother's home, Mrs. Frank McCormick, 323 West ninth street.
    She was found in a huddled position in a small closet-like room at one side of the small basement, which could be entered only through an outside entrance.
    Police said they believe the boy met Miss Vander Horst in the basement about 8:05 Friday night and was there about 45 minutes. The boy said that in an argument he grabbed the shell and struck her. He later dragged the body to the 30 x 76 inch side room. He left the basement and attended a baskeball game of an amateur tournement at the high school gym. The next day he worked at a job in a store.
    The grandmother was not home Friday evening.
    The shell, a steel case of a 40 millimeter anti aircraft piece, originally was one of carloadds that were shipped to a Kaukauna Foundry as scrap after the war, police said. Some got out around town and became sovenirs.
    Notes Are Clue
    In investigating the missing report police thought Saturday that Miss VanderHorst might have spent Friday night at the home of a friend, without notifying her father, but when she failed to put in an appearance Satrday, the possibility of death was considered.
    Notes written by Miss Vander Horst and intended for McCormick and then torn up were brought into the police by her father. When reassembled the notes revealed that . . .
  • Note: Funeral services for Miss Teresa Vander Hurst, 18, Lawe
    Street, were held Tuesday at Holy Cross Church. A saddening
    group of 168 high school seniors, her classmates, attended.
    Miss Vander Hurst’s body had been found in a basement on W.
    9th St., Sunday morning and 17-year-old Michael McCormick a
    Kaukauna boy, admitted that he struck her over the head with a
    shell casing Friday night. McCormick has been charged with
    second-degree murder. Miss Vander Hurst had been reported
    missing Friday evening. Her body was discovered by Chief of
    Police Harold Engerson, who was investigating the missing
    person report.
    (Kaukauna Times.)
  • Graduation: She graduated from Kaukauna High School in 1956.
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Helen D VanderHorst

F, b. July 24, 1939, d. May 19, 1997

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Family: Melvin J Seif (b. February 27, 1911, d. January 5, 2005)

Biography

  • Birth: Helen D VanderHorst was born on July 24, 1939.
  • Marriage: She and Melvin J Seif were married on November 24, 1962 in Holy Cross, Kaukauna, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: Helen D VanderHorst died on May 19, 1997, at age 57, in Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Burial: She was buried in St Mary's, Kaukauna, Wisconsin.
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Melvin J Seif

M, b. February 27, 1911, d. January 5, 2005

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Family 1: Mary A Walker (b. July 4, 1908, d. March 3, 1962)

Family 2: Helen D VanderHorst (b. July 24, 1939, d. May 19, 1997)

Biography

  • Birth: Melvin J Seif was born on February 27, 1911.
  • Marriage: He and Helen D VanderHorst were married on November 24, 1962 in Holy Cross, Kaukauna, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: Melvin J Seif died on January 5, 2005, at age 93, in Kaukauna, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Burial: He was buried in St Mary's, Kaukauna, Wisconsin.
  • Note: Source: Appleton Post Crescent

    Thursday, January 6, 2005

    Melvin J. Seif
    1201 Kenneth Ave. Kaukauna

    Age 93, born February 27, 1911, passed into eternal rest Tuesday January 5, 2005 at 2:40 a.m. at home, surrounded by family members.

    He is survived by three daughter and sons in-law, Patricia and Francis Brux, Appleton; Theresa and Joseph E. Biesterveld; Susan and Daniel Jansen, all of Kaukauna; two sons and daughters in-law, Jim and Yvonne Seif, Kenneth and Maria Seif, all of Kaukauna; 21 grandchildren, Ronald [Lynn] Brux, Mary Sue [Andy] Land, Jeanne Brux, Karen Brux, Barb [Roman] Szozda, Dan Seif [special friend Margie], Mark [Cindy] Seif, Debbie Urban [special friend Nick], Kim [Tom Jerabek], Carla Seif [special friend Jerry], Alicia, Tyler, Josie, Juddediah Biesterveld; Jericho, Joshua, Jacob Jansen; Emily, Victoria Sief; 19 great grandchildren; Mike, Jeramy, Melissa, Cory, Christina, Samuel, Benjamin, Matthew, Laura, Lisa, Shane, Michael, Aaron, Kevin, Brandi, Crystal, Stacey, Adam, Allison; 12 great great grandchildren, Alexandra, Clementine, Katie, Molly, Lindsey, Riley, Haley, Aubrey, Mariah, Shania, Angela, Haley; a brother, Claude Seif; two sisters, Louise Wuyts, Florence Siewert.

    He was preceded in death by his parents, Joseph and Elizabeth [Habel] Seif; wives; Mary [Walker] and Helen [Van Der Horst] three brothers, Earl, Nolan, Joseph; two sisters, Madlynn Redzinski, Bernice Cottrill; a great great grandchild, Alexis Rose Mathison-Szozda.

    He will be remembered as a family man in the truest sense of the word. He worked at Thilmany Pulp and Paper for 40 years, retiring in 1973. He owned the Cotton Patch Supper Club in Cecil from 1963-1965. He was a bar tender for many years in the Kaukauna area at the Nightingale and Van Ables Supper Club. He married the former Mary Walker in May 1930 in Waukegan, Illinois. Mary died in March of 1962. In November of 1962, he married the former Helen Van Der Horst and then build a second family. Helen died in May of 1997.

    The funeral service will be at noon Friday, January 7, 2005 at St. Aloysius Catholic Church with Father David Schmidt officiating. Friends can call at church at 10 a.m. until the time of service, burial will be in the St. Mary Cemetery, Kaukauna. A memorial fund will go to the Affinity Visiting Nurses Hospice.
    Boettcher Funeral Home
    Kaukauna.

Theresa Seif

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Family: Joseph E Biesterveld (b. January 13, 1960, d. February 4, 2006)

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