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Jerry Lee Hinkle

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John Theodore Hooyman

M, b. August 4, 1883, d. 1920

Parents

Family: Mary Schlude (b. January 31, 1893, d. September 26, 1988)

Biography

  • Birth: John Theodore Hooyman was born on August 4, 1883.
  • Death: He died in 1920, at age ~37.
  • Burial: He was buried in Holy Cross, Kaukauna, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Descendant of an Immigrant on: America

Mary Schlude

F, b. January 31, 1893, d. September 26, 1988

Parents

Family 1: John Theodore Hooyman (b. August 4, 1883, d. 1920)

Family 2: Martin VandenBosch (b. December 6, 1883, d. December 8, 1975)

Biography

  • Birth: Mary Schlude was born on January 31, 1893 in Kaukauna, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: She and Martin VandenBosch were married on May 28, 1942.
  • Death: Mary Schlude died on September 26, 1988, at age 95.
  • Burial: She was buried in Holy Cross, Kaukauna, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Note: Appleton Post Crescent

    Tuesday, September 27, 1988

    Mary Van Den Bosch
    Kaukauna

    Formerly of Appleton, age 95, died Monday, September 26, 1988 at Riverview Health Care Center. She was born January 31, 1893 in Kaukauna. She had been a treasurer for the City of Kaukauna from 1931 to 1941. She was a member of the Holy Cross Catholic Church, and the Ladies of Holy Cross, also member of the National Society of Ladies Foresters.

    Survivors include two daughters and a son in-law, Bernadette Joyce; Margaret Coleman; Milton Schmitt, all of Kaukauna; a stepdaughter, Sister Martinice of Racine; a brother and two sisters in-law, Bernard and Marie Schlude, Martha Schulde, all of Kaukauna; 16 grandchildren; and eight great great grandchildren.

    She was preceded in death by her parents; her first husband, John Hooyman; her second husband, Martin Van Den Bosch; a daughter, Rosemary Schmitt; a stepdaughter, Harriet Van Rhyn; a brother, Joseph; and a sister, Elizabeth.

    The funeral service will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, September 29, 1988 at Holy Cross Catholic Church, with Father Jack Mullarkey officiating. Burial will be in the parish cemetery. Friends may call at the Fargo Funeral Home, Kaukauna from 4-9 p.m. Wednesday and after 8:30 a.m. Thursday until the cortege leaves for the church. There will be a parish prayer service at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday. A memorial fund has been established for the Holy Cross Catholic Church.

Bernadette A Hooyman

F, b. October 19, 1913, d. August 20, 1995

Parents

Family 1: Fred Keidatz (b. February 12, 1898, d. August 10, 1950)

Family 2: Sheridan Joyce (b. January 30, 1898, d. September 21, 1963)

Biography

  • Birth: Bernadette A Hooyman was born on October 19, 1913 in Kaukauna, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: She died on August 20, 1995, at age 81, in Little Chute, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Burial: She was buried in Holy Cross, Kaukauna, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Note: SOURCE: APPLETON POST CRESCENT OBITUARY

    Monday, August 21, 1995

    Bernadette A. Joyce, Parkside Care Center, Little Chute, age 81, died Sunday, August 20, 1995 at Parkside Care Center. She was born October 19, 1913 in Kaukauna, the daughter of the late John Hooyman and Mary Schlude. She was a graduate of Outagamie County Teachers College. Bernadette was a Kindergarten and substitute teacher for many years and an avid reader. She was a member of Holy Cross Catholic Church.

    She is survived by a daughter and a son in-law; Mary Jo and Lee Crouch, Lakewood; four grandchildren; Steven (Sandra) Mahn, Kaukauna; Michael (Peggy) Mahn, Kaukauna; Deborah Stoneburner, Kaukauna; Kari (Lee) Agen, Appleton; seven great grandchildren; Brian (Nicole) Mahn, Cory Mahn, Joel Mahn, Aaron Stoneburner, Richelle Verkuilen, Zachary and Katie Agen; a great great grandchild, Tyler Mahn; a sister, Margaret Coleman, Kaukauna; a special friend, Wayne Smith.

    She was preceded in death by her first husband, Fred Keidatz in 1950; her second husband; Sheridan Joyce in 1963; a sister, Rose Mary Schmitt.

    Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, August 23, 1995 at Holy Cross Catholic Church, Kaukauna with Fr. Jack Mullarkey officiating. Burial will be in Holy Cross Cemetery. Friends may call at the Fargo Funeral Home, 400 W. Wisconsin Ave., Kaukauna from 5 until 8 p.m. on Tuesday.
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Fred Keidatz

M, b. February 12, 1898, d. August 10, 1950

Family: Bernadette A Hooyman (b. October 19, 1913, d. August 20, 1995)

Biography

  • Birth: Fred Keidatz was born on February 12, 1898.
  • Death: He died on August 10, 1950, at age 52.
  • Burial: He was buried in Highland Memorial Park, Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.

Mary Jo Keidatz

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Family 1: Lee Crouch

Family 2: Donald Roy Mahn (b. October 3, 1932, d. December 16, 2015)

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Lee Crouch

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Sheridan Joyce

M, b. January 30, 1898, d. September 21, 1963

Parents

Family 1: Bernadette A Hooyman (b. October 19, 1913, d. August 20, 1995)

Family 2: Irene Connelly (b. 1899, d. 1947)

Biography

  • Birth: Sheridan Joyce was born on January 30, 1898 in Town of Rockland, Brown Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: He died on September 21, 1963, at age 65.
  • Burial: He was buried in Mount Calvary Cemetery, DePere, Wisconsin.

John Hooyman

M, b. 1914

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Biography

  • Birth: John Hooyman was born in 1914.
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Rosemary A Hooyman

F, b. April 8, 1916, d. May 20, 1979

Parents

Family: Milton George Schmitt (b. June 5, 1912, d. September 25, 1993)

Biography

  • Birth: Rosemary A Hooyman was born on April 8, 1916 in Kaukauna, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: She died on May 20, 1979, at age 63, in Kaukauna, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Burial: She was buried in St Mary's, Kaukauna, Wisconsin.
  • Note: SOURCE: APPLETON POST CRESCENT OBITUARY
    Monday, May 21, 1979

    Mrs. Milton G. Schmitt
    [Rosemary Hooyman]
    123 W. 9th St.
    Kaukauna

    Age 63, died Sunday after a lingering illness. She was born April 8, 1916 in Kaukauna and had been a lifelong resident. She graduated from Outagamie County Norman School and received her Bachelor's Degree from the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh in 1970. She taught at several area parochial schools and at Plamann School.

    Survivors include her husband, Milton; two daughters, Mrs. Richard [Carol] Sarnowski, Neenah; Mrs. Donald [Virginia] Orheim, Manitowoc; three sons, Thomas, New London; Charles, Milwaukee; Lee, Menomonie, Wisconsin; her mother, Mrs. Mary Vanden Bosch, Kaukauna; two sisters, Mrs. Bernadette Joyce and Mrs. Harold [Margie] Coleman, both of Kaukauna; 14 grandchidren.

    The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at St. Mary Catholic Church, Kaukauna, with the Rev. Gary Dantinne officiating. Interment will be in the parish cemetery. Friends may call after 4 p.m. Tuesday at the Greenwood Funeral Home. There will be a prayer service at 8 Tuesday evening.
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Milton George Schmitt

M, b. June 5, 1912, d. September 25, 1993

Parents

Family: Rosemary A Hooyman (b. April 8, 1916, d. May 20, 1979)

Biography

  • Birth: Milton George Schmitt was born on June 5, 1912.
  • Death: He died on September 25, 1993, at age 81, in Kaukauna, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Burial: He was buried in St Mary's, Kaukauna, Wisconsin.
  • Note: Milton G. Schmitt
    123 W. 9th St., Kaukauna

    Age 81, died unexpectedly Saturday, September 25, 1993 at his home.

    He was born June 5, 1912 in Kaukauna, the son of the late Joseph F. and Ella A. (Krebser) Schmitt. Milton was employed at Thilmany Pulp and Paper as a Chemist until his retirement in 1977. He was a licensed watchmaker and jeweler since 1929. He enjoyed gardening, lapidary, fossil hunting and watch repair. He was a member of several rock clubs in Appleton, Green Bay and Oshkosh; the Thilmany Quarter Century Club, American Chemical Society, T.A.P.PI. (Technical Association of the Pulp and Paper Industry). National Association of Watch and Clock Collectors, and Mensa.

    He is survived by three sons and a daughter-in-law: Thomas and Joan Schmitt, New London; Lee Schmitt, Fond du Lac; Charles Schmitt, Milpitas, California; two daughters and sons-in-law: Carol and Richard Sarnowski, Neenah; Virginia and Donald Orheim, Manitowoc; 14 grandchildren: Mark (Gwen) Schmitt; Bryan (Jill) Schmitt; Michael and Anne Schmitt; Mary White; Chris Sarnowski; Jenny Sarnowski; Sarah (Matthew) Kakia; Tony Sarnowski; Scott (Jodi) Orheim; Jim, Eric and Amy Orheim; and Sonia Schmitt; five great-grandchildren, two brothers and a sister-in-law; Carlton Schmitt, Kaukauna; Richard and Barbara Schmitt, Florida; two sisters and brothers-in-law: Lorraine and Marvin Alger, Kaukauna; Florence and Paul Theimer, Pennsylvania. He is further survived by his wife's sisters: Bernadette Joyce and Margie Coleman, both of Kaukauna.

    He was preceded in death by his wife, Rosemary (Hooyman) Schmitt in 1979; a daughter-in-law, Jean Kieffer Schmitt; four brothers: Robert, George, Donald and Wilber; an infant sister, Elaine.

    Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Thursday at St. Mary Catholic Church, Kaukauna with Father Ron Lhotte officiating.

    Burial will be in St. Mary Cemetery, Kaukauna.

    Friends may call at the Greenwood Fargo Funeral Home 500 Hendricks Ave. Kaukauna from 4 until 9 p.m. Wednesday and after 8:30 a.m. Thursday until the cortege leaves for the church.

    There will be a parish prayer service 8 p.m. Wednesday evening. A memorial fund has been established in his name.

Thomas Schmitt

M, b. December 23, 1936, d. May 10, 2015

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Biography

  • Birth: Thomas Schmitt was born on December 23, 1936 in Kaukauna, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: He was married on November 26, 1960 in St Mary Church, Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: He died on May 10, 2015, at age 78.
  • Note: Thomas (Tom) Schmitt, age 78, of New London, passed away on Mother's Day at his home. He was born on December 23, 1936 in Kaukauna to the late Milton and Rosemary Schmitt. He graduated from Kaukauna High School and later received Bachelor's and Master's degrees from the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh. Tom spent over 40 years in education starting as an 8th grade teacher at St. Joe's in Appleton, and then serving as a guidance counselor in New London, Oconto, and Montello.

    Tom is survived by his wife Joan with whom he shared many happy years. Tom was incredibly proud of his four children: Mark, (Gwen), Bryan (Jill), Mike, and Anne (Jeff). Perhaps his greatest joy was watching his grandchildren in their many sports and academic activities: Elizabeth, Sam, Joe, Angela, Emily, Maria, Jenna, Cooper, Jase, and Mitchell. Tom was preceded in death by his brother Chuck, and is survived by his sisters Ginny (Donny) and Carol (Nick), and brother Lee. Tom was also survived by his beloved dog Molly.

    During Tom's life he enjoyed many activities which included owning Schmitt Bikes in New London and Hortonville with his son Bryan. Tom was an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed hunting and fishing. He was a former member of New London Jaycees, Wolf River Men's Club, Walleyes for Tomorrow, and the International Society of Magicians. Tom enjoyed gardening, and took great pride in his patch of raspberries. He was also very interested in the purple martins that flocked to the colony of houses in his backyard.

    Visitation services will be held at the Cline Hanson Funeral Home in New London on Tuesday, May 12, 2015, (TODAY) from 5:00-8:00pm. The funeral mass will be held at Most Precious Blood Catholic Church in New London at 11:00 on Wednesday. Friends may call on the family at the church from 9:30am until the time of service.

    The family wishes to thank the wonderful caregivers from Valley VNA, Heartland Hospice, and the support of the staff and friends at St. Joseph Residence.

    Memorials may be made directly to: Lewy Body Dementia Association, 912 Killian Hill Road S.W., Lilburn GA 30047 or contact donate.lbda.org.
  • Graduation: He graduated from Kaukauna High School in 1955.
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Carol Schmitt

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Family 2: Dominic N ("Nick VanEyck") VanEyck (b. May 11, 1930, d. February 27, 2017)

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Charles J Schmitt

M, b. January 23, 1943, d. November 2, 2011

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Biography

  • Birth: Charles J Schmitt was born on January 23, 1943 in Kaukauna, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: He died on November 2, 2011, at age 68, in San Jose, Santa Clara Co, California.
  • Note: Charles J. "Chuck" Schmitt died on November 2 in San Jose, CA, after a long struggle with diabetes.

    Chuck was born on January 23, 1943 to Milton and Rosemary (Hooyman) Schmitt in Kaukauna. He graduated from Kaukauna High School in 1961 and joined the US Air Force in 1962. He served in Greenland and the Mediteranean area. He established several Boy Scout troops while in the service and was a member of the Order of the Arrow in scouting. Chuck moved to California in 1965 and worked with several non-profit organizations. He retired from the St. Vincent DePaul Society after many years as the Executive Director in San Jose. In the aftermath of the 1989 earthquake in the Bay Area Chuck organized the shipment of 375 tons of emergency supplies to victims in the Monterey Diocese.

    His favorite retirement activity was attending storage unit auctions.

    Chuck is survived by his brothers Thomas (Joan) of New London, Lee (Shirley) of Fond du Lac and his sisters Virginia (Don) Orheim of Manitowoc and Carol (Nick) Van Eyck of Kaukauna. He is also survived by many other relatives and friends and a special niece, Amy Orheim.

    He was preceded in death by his parents, a sister-in-law Ginger (Kieffer) Schmitt; and a brother -in-law Richard Sarnowski.

    The funeral liturgy for Chuck will take be held on Saturday Nov. 26, 2011 at St. Katherine Drexel Parish, St Mary's Church in Kaukauna with Father Jerome Pastors officiating. Visitation at church from 10 am until the Mass at 11 am.


    Published in Appleton Post-Crescent from November 24 to November 25, 2011.
  • Graduation: He graduated from Kaukauna High School in 1961.
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Virginia Schmitt

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Lee Schmitt

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Family 1: Shirley Unknown

Family 2: Jean (Ginger) Kieffer (b. July 22, 1952, d. August 28, 1977)

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Margaret A Hooyman

F, b. June 19, 1919, d. January 11, 1998

Parents

Family: Harold E Coleman (b. April 2, 1907, d. August 24, 1983)

Biography

  • Birth: Margaret A Hooyman was born on June 19, 1919 in Kaukauna, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: She and Harold E Coleman were married on September 5, 1940.
  • Death: Margaret A Hooyman died on January 11, 1998, at age 78, in Little Chute, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Burial: She was buried in Holy Cross, Kaukauna, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Note: SOURCE: APPLETON POST CRESCENT OBITUARY Monday, January 12, 1998
    Mrs. Harold Coleman (Margaret Hooyman) formerly of 901 Taft St., Kaukauna, age 78, died Sunday, January 11, 1998, at Parkside Nursing and Rehab Center, Little Chute. She was born June 19, 1919 in Kaukauna, the daughter of the late John and Mary (Schlude) Hooyman. Margaret married Harold Coleman on September 5, 1940. She was employed at Kaukauna Community Hospital for 25 years until retirement in 1981. She was a member of Holy Cross Catholic Church, their Altar Society and the Ladies Knights of Columbus.
    She is survived by four son three daughters in-law; Patrick and Sherry Coleman, Atlanta, Georgia; Robert and Carla Coleman, Madison; Kevin Coleman, Madison; Keith and Patricia Coleman, Higley, Arizona; three daughters and a son in-law; Mary Sue and Steve Huser, Scottsdale Arizona; Maggie Coleman and Rudy Schneider, Kaukauna; Kathy Yunkers and Loren Sendek, Kimberly; 13 grandchildren; Tracy Ludwig, Todd (Barb) Ludwig, Brian and Ian Coleman, Anna, Laura and Ryland Coleman, Aaron (Myrna), Jordon and Izzy Coleman, Natalee and Belle Yunkers, Henry Sendek; three and 1/2 grandchildren; Carly Frances, Ryan Ludwig and Darby Coleman.
    She was preceded in death by her husband Harold in 1983, two sisters; Bernadette Joyce and Rosemary Schmitt. The memorial mass will be at 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, January 13, 1998 at Holy Cross Catholic Church, Kaukauna, with Fr. Dave Hoffman officiating. Interment will be in Holy Cross Cemetery, Kaukauna. Friends may call at Holy Cross Catholic Church, 309 Desnoyer St., Kaukauna, from 3:30 p.m. on Tuesday until the time of service. A memorial fund has been established in her name. Greenwood-Fargo Funeral Home 500 Hendricks Ave., Kaukauna.
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Harold E Coleman

M, b. April 2, 1907, d. August 24, 1983

Parents

Family: Margaret A Hooyman (b. June 19, 1919, d. January 11, 1998)

Biography

  • Birth: Harold E Coleman was born on April 2, 1907 in Ironwood, Gogebic Co, Michigan.
  • Marriage: He and Margaret A Hooyman were married on September 5, 1940.
  • Death: Harold E Coleman died on August 24, 1983, at age 76, in Kaukauna, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Burial: He was buried in Holy Cross, Kaukauna, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Note: SOURCE: APPLETON POST CRESCENT OBITUARY
    Thursday, August 25, 1983

    Harold E. Coleman
    901 Taft St. Kaukauna

    Age 76, died late Wednesday following a lingering illness. He was born April 2, 1907 in Ironwood, Michigan and had been a Kaukauna resident most of his life. He had been employed at Thilmany Pulp and Paper Company for 27 years prior to his retirement due to sight impairment. Mr. Coleman was a member of Holy Cross Catholic Church, Kaukauna and the Thilmany Quarter Century Club. He had been a member of the Knights of Columbus and was active in scouting at Holy Cross parish.

    Survivors include his wife, Margaret Hooyman Coleman; three daughters and two sons in-law; Mary Sue and Steve Huser, Scottsdale, Arizona; Margaret Ann Coleman, Appleton; Kathleen and Lee Yunkers, Kaukauna; four sons and three daughters in-law; Patrick and Sherry Coleman, Morgantown, West Virginia; Robert and Carla, Madison; Kevin, Madison; Keith and Patty, Tempe, Arizona; a sister; Mrs. Delia Rearden, Kaukauna; and 12 grandchildren.

    He was preceded in death by two brothers, George and Charles, and a sister, Myrtle Wilson. The funeral will be 11 a.m. Monday at Holy Cross Catholic Church, Kaukauna with Rev. Mike Hoffmann officiating. Interment will be in the parish cemetery. Friends may call at the Greenwood Funeral Home after 4 p.m. Sunday and on Monday until the cortege leaves for the church. There will be a prayer service 7 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

Mary Sue Coleman

F, b. March 24, 1941, d. November 29, 2013

Parents

Family 1: Steve Huser

Biography

  • Birth: Mary Sue Coleman was born on March 24, 1941 in Kaukauna, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: She died on November 29, 2013, at age 72.
  • Note: Huser, Mary Sue (nee Coleman)
    72, of Scottsdale, AZ, passed away on November 29, 2013. As Mary Sue would say, she's "off on another great adventure." Sadly, this time, not hand-in-hand with her husband and soul mate, Steve, or with her adored granddaughters. She will, however, join her parents, Harold and Margaret Coleman and stepson, Joe Huser. Mary Sue was born on March 24, 1941 in Kaukauna, WI. The eldest of seven children, she graduated from Kaukauna High School in 1959. Not a child of privilege, Mary Sue was raised with solid Midwestern values and was always ready with a helping hand and a spirit of optimism for family, friends, coworkers and strangers alike. Mary Sue and Steve met in Kaukauna in 1973. After a short whirlwind romance, Mary Sue threw caution to the wind and followed her "California Flash," kids in tow, to Phoenix. Mary Sue and Steve would have celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary in February. Until Mary Sue's retirement in 2009, she and Steve owned and managed a successful machine tool distribution company. For the past 2 1/2 years, Mary Sue resided at Barton House II Assisted Living for Dementia Care. Mary Sue had a passion for 60's music, traveling, BBQ's, and spending quality time with her children and grandkids. She will be deeply missed by her devoted husband, Steve; children, Tracy and Todd Ludwig; her four brothers, Pat (Sherry), Bob (Carla), Kevin (Rose) and Keith (Patty) Coleman; two sisters, Maggie Coleman and Kathy (Loren) Sendek; stepdaughters Lucie (Greg) Preece, Lisa (Bob) McFadden, three granddaughters, Carly Rae Ryan, Cassidy and Ryan Ludwig, step-grandchildren Sean and Miranda Preece, Jeremy McFadden, and numerous nieces and nephews. Also missed by her dear friend, Kathy Overland, and long-time childhood friends Pat Rock, Barb Tetzloff, Sandie (Dave) Valentyne, Didd (Stan) Berghuis, all of Wisconsin, and cousins Jim and Jack Schlude, who stayed in touch throughout her illness. Arrangements entrusted to Messinger Pinnacle Peak Mortuary. In lieu of flowers, contributions may e made to Banner Hospice, 202 E Earll Dr., Suite 160, Phoenix, AZ 85012.
  • Graduation: She graduated from Kaukauna High School in 1959.
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Patrick John Coleman

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Margaret Ann M Coleman

F, b. November 2, 1944, d. November 5, 2017

Parents

Family: Rudolph M Schneider (b. May 1, 1923, d. July 26, 2006)

Biography

  • Birth: Margaret Ann M Coleman was born on November 2, 1944 in Kaukauna, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: She died on November 5, 2017, at age 73.
  • Note: Coleman, Margaret "Maggie"

    Margaret Ann Coleman passed from this life on November 5, 2017, following an extended illness. "Maggie," as she was lovingly known to all who knew and loved her, was born on November 2, 1944, in Kaukauna, Wisconsin, the third of seven children born to Harold and Margaret Coleman.

    Maggie graduated from Kaukauna High School in 1962 and spent much of her life in the Fox Valley area. She worked in local businesses before retiring, most recently at Larry's Piggly Wiggly in Kaukauna in the bakery department. She lived for many years in Appleton, Wi. before moving to Las Cruces, New Mexico, with her long time partner, Rudy Schneider. They returned to Kaukauna in 1988 where Maggie lovingly cared for Rudy in her family home until his death in 2006. Maggie remained at her home while battling the early stages of Alzheimers disease before eventually moving to Matthews of Neenah, a long-term care home, where she resided the last 2 years of her life.

    Maggie was a gentle soul who was loved and will be missed by all who knew her. Her quick smile and her gentle sweetness endeared her to all. She was a giving and loving sister, aunt, and friend. She was a caregiver to her younger siblings, her nieces and nephews, and her long time partner in life. She was a willing and kind soul who could be counted on in times of need and gave much of herself to family and friends. She will be dearly missed.

    Maggie was preceded in death by her parents, sister Mary Sue (Steve) Huser, and brother Bob (Carla) Coleman. She is survived by her siblings: Pat (Sherry) of Spokane, WA; Kevin ( Rose Welhouse) of Chilton, Wi.; Keith (Patty) of Gilbert, AZ; and Kathy (Loren) Sendek of Trenary, MI. as well as many loving nieces and nephews.

    At Margaret's request, there will be no funeral services.
  • Graduation: She graduated from Kaukauna High School in 1962.
  • Descendant of an Immigrant on: America

Robert Dennis Coleman

M, b. February 25, 1949, d. November 12, 2015

Parents

Biography

  • Birth: Robert Dennis Coleman was born on February 25, 1949 in Kaukauna, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: He died on November 12, 2015, at age 66.
  • Note: MADISON- Robert Dennis Coleman (Black Orchid) left this earthly realm on November 12, 2015 at home surrounded by his loving family following an extended illness. He left on the wild wind extending his wings wide and found freedom. Bob was born on Feburary 25, 1949 in Kauakuna, WI, the middle of seven children of Harold and Margaret Coleman. He graduated from Kaukauna High School in 1967, and attended the UW Madison, majoring in English literature. He married Carla Smith of Madison, WI on May 19, 1979. In July of 1980, he and Carla became the parents of triplet children, Ryland, Laura, and Anna, who were the joy of Bob's life.

    Bob worked at Peckman Studio in Kaukauna during high school where he began his lifelong love of 35 mm photography and photo printing. From 1977 to 1995 Bob was owner and partner in Red Bud Design and Construction on Williamson Street in Madison, WI specializing in design, fabrication and installation of custom interiors. From 1995 to 2008 Bob worked as a Project Manager for J.P. Cullen and Sons in Janesville WI. His projects included schools in Fort Atkinson, Lake Geneva, and Evansville; restoration of the Coronado Theatre in Rockford, IL; the Janesville Performing Arts Center; The Armory in Janesville, and Group Health Cooperative in Madison. He joined Huffman Facility and Development in Madison where he was the Owner Representative for the Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery on the UW campus. In 2010 Bob retired from his employment when he was diagnosed with early onset Alzheimer's disease and he enjoyed the last years of his life at home with his family. In 2015 he was diagnosed with a brain tumor which ultimately led to his death.

    Bob taught us that life's treasures existed in its simple pleasures. He loved music (The Gladiators, Burning Spear, John Hiatt, Van Morrison, Bob Dylan) and literature (Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance, Ken Kesey, Jack Kerouac, Dylan Thomas). His appreciation for the outdoors was shown through a passion for long walks with Carla and their dogs, bird watching at the kitchen window, and camping and canoeing with his children. Harvesting wild rice in northern Wisconsin was an annual ritual for Bob and Carla. Bob looked down for rocks and up for stars. He was a man of gentleness, honesty, patience, wisdom, and love. And he had the warmest hands in the world.

    Bob was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Mary Sue Huser. He is survived by Carla his wife, his children Ryland (Carisa), Laura Schaefer (Erik), Anna Breen (James), all of Madison; three grandsons Lux and Smith Breen, and Vaughn Coleman; siblings Margaret Ann Coleman (Kaukauna), Kathy Sendek (Trenary, MI), Kevin (Madison), Keith (Phoenix, AZ) and Pat (Spokane, WA); and three dogs, Barley, Liam and Kody.

    When asked what his favorite things in life were, Bob said raising his children and his trips to Isla Mujeres, Mexico over the last 20 years. In his honor, the family is planning a life celebration on Isla Mujeres in spring of 2016. We invite you to please send us a written memory, poem, song lyrics, or any expression of love to be read by the family at his celebration. We ask that any memorial donations be made to Agrace Hospice Care in Madison, WI, Alzheimer's Association, American Cancer Society, or the Wisconsin Wetlands Association.

    The family thanks the caring people of Agrace HospiceCare and Right at Home, and our family and friends for support and care during his illness. We love you all.

    Private services for Bob will be held.

    "A man has the right to be as big as he feels it in him to be." Ken Kesey.

    Cress Center
    6021 University Ave.
    Madison, WI 53705
    608-238-8406.
  • Graduation: He graduated from Kaukauna High School in 1967.
  • Descendant of an Immigrant on: America

Kevin Coleman

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Keith Alan Coleman

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Kathleen E Coleman

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Family 1: Lee Edward Yunkers (b. December 2, 1942, d. January 14, 2017)

Family 2: Loren Sendek

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