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Flavian J Schnese

M, b. April 30, 1925, d. April 1, 1942

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Biography

  • Birth: Flavian J Schnese was born on April 30, 1925 in Kimberly, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: He died in KIA WWII.
  • Death: He died on April 1, 1942, at age 16, in Germany.
  • Descendant of an Immigrant on: Maria Magdalena

Marvin Hilarion Schnese

M, b. October 21, 1926, d. July 1, 1998

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Biography

  • Birth: Marvin Hilarion Schnese was born on October 21, 1926 in Kimberly, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: He and Esther Magdeline Pleier were married on October 11, 1952.
  • Death: Marvin Hilarion Schnese died on July 1, 1998, at age 71.
  • Burial: He was buried in Holy Name Cemetery, Kimberly, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Descendant of an Immigrant on: Maria Magdalena

Esther Magdeline Pleier

F, b. September 1, 1929, d. April 13, 2016

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Biography

  • Birth: Esther Magdeline Pleier was born on September 1, 1929.
  • Marriage: She and Marvin Hilarion Schnese were married on October 11, 1952.
  • Death: Esther Magdeline Pleier died on April 13, 2016, at age 86.
  • Burial: She was buried in Holy Name Cemetery, Kimberly, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Note: Esther Magdeline Schnese, 86, of Kimberly, went to heaven on April 13, 2016. She is now in the loving arms of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Esther was born on September 1, 1929 to Edward and Elizabeth (Kitzinger) Pleier. On October 11, 1952 she married Marvin H. Schnese who she met through the Don Bosco Club. They enjoyed 47 years together in marriage until Marvin's death on July 1, 1998.

    Family was important to Esther. She enjoyed travelling from a young age, going to Washington DC with her girlfriends during high school. She worked at Kimberly Clark, at the Kimberly facility in the personnel department. When she started a family of her own vacations included memorable trips to Iron Mountain with a large order of Hot Dogs at Dog'N Suds, Peshtigo Fire and a far reaching trip to Yellowstone National Park and the weekend trips to the trailer at Berry Lake. She enjoyed bowling and dancing with her husband Marvin. She donated time and treasure to Mothers and Unborn Baby care, Inc. in Appleton which she championed for many years. After Marvin's death she reached out to the Widows of Prayer for comfort and support.

    Esther will be missed by her 10 children, Ellen (Mike) Hruzek, Kimberly, Diane (Boyd Brandon), Schnese, Kimberly, the wife of the late Mark Schnese, Richard (Judy) Schnese, Darboy, Julie (Hugh) Meyerhofer, Appleton, William (Sharon) Schnese, Appleton, Michael (Kathy) Schnese, Appleton, David (Carol) Schnese, Appleton, Mary (Doug) Van Handel, Winneconne, Paula (Terry) Mollica, California, Lynn (Paul) Arts, Combined Locks, her 24 grandchildren, Jessica (Ben) Delfin, NY, Andrea (Mike) Graber, Kimberly, Danielle (Andrew) Block, Appleton; Greg Schnese, NY , Tim (Heide) Schnese, Milwaukee; Jamie (Brian) Ross, Appleton, Brandon Schnese, Appleton; Cody Schnese, Darboy; Abby Sullivan, Kimberly, Todd Sullivan, Milwaukee; Amber (Jeremy) Eisenschink, Kaukauna; Rachaele (Mike) Peterson, Kaukauna; Dylan (Ashley) Schnese, Neenah, Jake Schnese, Appleton; Mason Schnese, Darboy, Brianna Schnese, Darboy; Tamara (Derek) Hiroskey, Winneconne, Ben (Beth) Van Handel, Appleton, Fischer Van Handel, Milwaukee; Dana Lee Mollica, CA, Adam Mollica, CA, Jason Gegere, Green Bay; Austin Arts, TX and Marcus Arts, FL. Further survived by 18 great-grandchildren, sister-in-law Priscilla Vosters, two brothers-in-law, Carl Schnese and Larry Schnese, as well as many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

    She was preceded in death by her parents, her twin sister Edna, her husband, Marvin, her son, Mark, her siblings, three sisters, Lorraine Hermsen, Florence Van Zummeren, Marie Day and one brother, Norman Pleier, her father and mother-in-law, Art and Ann (Van Dinter) Schnese, brothers-in-law, Ken and Flavian Schnese.

    Mass of Christian Burial will be on Tuesday April 19, 2016 at 12 NOON at Holy Spirit Catholic Church, 600 E. Kimberly Ave., in Kimberly. Family and friends may call, at the CHURCH, from 10 AM until time of Mass. Fr. David Pleier officiating. Interment Holy Name in Kimberly following the Mass.

    In lieu of flowers, memorials to Mothers and Unborn Baby Care, Inc. in Esther's name encouraged.



    Esther's family thanks the entire staffs of Thedacare at Home Hospice and Heritage Hospice for their loving care of our mother.

    We love you so much Mom that words are hard to say. Our hearts ache, we will miss you today and every day.
    Published in Appleton Post-Crescent on Apr. 17, 2016.

Carl Schnese

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Family: Grace Catherine DeGroot (b. February 27, 1930, d. June 13, 1969)

  • Descendant of an Immigrant on: Maria Magdalena

Grace Catherine DeGroot

F, b. February 27, 1930, d. June 13, 1969

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Family: Carl Schnese

Biography

  • Birth: Grace Catherine DeGroot was born on February 27, 1930 in Combined Locks, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: She died on June 13, 1969, at age 39, in Tomah, Monroe Co, Wisconsin.
  • Burial: She was buried in Tomah, Monroe Co, Wisconsin.
  • Note: Source: Appleton Post Crescent Obituary
    Saturday, June 14, 1969

    Grace Catherine Schnese
    309 Superior Ave.
    Tomah, Wisconsin

    Age 39, passed away Friday at a local hospital after a brief illness. She was born February 27, 1930, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John De Groot of Combined Locks. She and her husband Carl have operated the Calton Supper Club in Tomah for the past 16 years.

    She is survived by her husband Carl; two daughters, Mary Pat, a student at La Crosse Beauty School, and Karen at home, two sons, James and Thomas, at home; her father, John De Groot, Combined Locks; five brothers and four sisters.

    Funeral services will be held Monday at 9:30 a.m. from the Ninneman Funeral Home, Tomah and at 10 a.m from St. Mary Catholic Church with the Very Rev. Francis Mulligan officiating. Burial in St. Mary Cemetery, Tomah. Friends may call at the funeral home Sunday afternoon and evening with recitation of the Rosary at 7:30 p.m.

Hilarian J Schnese

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Family 2: Rita A Waulet (b. 1934, d. 1970)

  • Descendant of an Immigrant on: Maria Magdalena

Margaret Kuemmel

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Janet O Fischer

F, b. April 18, 1908, d. April 1, 1947

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Family: Peter L VanDinter (b. May 2, 1900, d. September 3, 1978)

Biography

  • Birth: Janet O Fischer was born on April 18, 1908 in Thorp, Clark Co, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: She and Peter L VanDinter were married on September 7, 1931 in St Therese Church, Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: Janet O Fischer died on April 1, 1947, at age 38, in Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Burial: She was buried in St John Cemetery, Little Chute, Wisconsin, New/5/27.
  • Note: Mrs. Peter Van Dinter, 38, Little Chute, died at 1:30 Tuesday, April 1, 1947, after an illness of three months.

    Janet Fischer Van Dinter, daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Fred W. Fischer, was born in Thorp, Clark County April 18, 1908, and had lived in Little Chute for the last 16 years. She was a member of the St. Elizabeth Society of St. John’s Catholic Church, Little Chute.

    She is survived by her husband; a daughter, Celestine, Little Chute, two sons, Roger and Dennis, Little Chute; three brothers, Anton and Leo Fischer, Thorp, and Charles Fischer, Merrill; and a sister, Mrs. John Van Holst, Antigo.

    Funeral services were held at 9 o’clock Saturday morning, April 6th at St. John’s Catholic Church, Little Chute, with the Rt. Rev. Msgr. John J. Sprangers, pastor, in charge and burial in the parish cemetery.

    Those attending the funeral from Thorp were: Mr. and Mrs. Frank H. Schmidt and Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Heidemann.

Angela Skaden

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Randy VanDinter

M, d. May 9, 1968

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Biography

  • Birth: Randy VanDinter was born in St Joseph Cemetery, Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Birth: He was born in 1968.
  • Death: He died on May 9, 1968.
  • Descendant of an Immigrant on: Maria Magdalena

Roger Peter VanDinter

M, b. December 21, 1933, d. February 28, 2009

Parents

St John High School Yearbook 1952

Biography

  • Birth: Roger Peter VanDinter was born on December 21, 1933 in Little Chute, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: He was married on May 17, 1956 in St Mary Church, Black Creek, Wisconsin.
  • Death: He died on February 28, 2009, at age 75, in Town of Grand Chute, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Burial: He was buried in St John Cemetery, Little Chute, Wisconsin.
  • Note: VAN DINTER, ROGER P.

    Roger Van Dinter, of Appleton, age 75, passed away on Saturday, February 28, 2009 at Brewster Village. He was born on December 21, 1933 in Little Chute, the son of the late Peter and Janet (Fisher) Van Dinter. Roger was self-employed and owned several businesses over the years. He enjoyed buying and selling cars, fishing, playing cards and cooking. Roger loved spending time with his dogs and frequenting auctions.

    He is survived by his children: Gary (fiancé Lee Ann Ness) Van Dinter, Appleton; Gregg Van Dinter, Greenville; Barry (Lori) Van Dinter, Appleton; Diane (special friend Jeff Mashuda) Van Dinter, Appleton and Rod Van Dinter, Appleton; grandchildren: Brittany, Samuel and Nicholas Van Dinter; Amanda and Heath Hofacker; sister: Sally (William) Bolwerk, Kimberly and his brother: Dennis Van Dinter, Little Chute. Roger is further survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his infant son, Randy Van Dinter and his sister-in-law, Sharon Van Dinter.

    The funeral liturgy for Roger will be held at 10:30 am on Wednesday, March 4, 2009 at ST. MARY CATHOLIC CHURCH, 312 South State Street, Appleton. Father Michael K. O'Rourke will be officiating. The burial will take place at St. John Catholic Cemetery, Little Chute. A visitation will be held on Tuesday at the Wichmann Funeral Home from 4:00 pm until 7:00 pm and again at the church from 9:30 am until the time of mass. A parish prayer service will be held at 7:00 pm on Tuesday evening. In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund has been established in his name.

    Wichmann Funeral Home
    537 N. Superior St.
    Appleton, WI 54911
    (920)739-1231.
  • Graduation: He graduated from St John High School, Little Chute, in 1952.
  • Descendant of an Immigrant on: Maria Magdalena

Marjory Moser

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Dennis Frederick VanDinter

M, b. April 14, 1942, d. December 26, 2015

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St John High School Yearbook 1962

Biography

  • Birth: Dennis Frederick VanDinter was born on April 14, 1942 in Little Chute, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: He and Sharon A Wurdinger were married on August 7, 1965 in Holy Name Church, Kimberly, Wisconsin.
  • Death: Dennis Frederick VanDinter died on December 26, 2015, at age 73.
  • Burial: He was buried in St John Cemetery, Little Chute, Wisconsin, New/5/27.
  • Note: Dennis F. Van Dinter, 73, of Little Chute, passed away on Saturday, December 26, 2015, at his home. He was born on April 14, 1942, son of the late Peter and Jeanette (Fischer) Van Dinter. On August 7, 1965, he married his sweetheart, Sharon Wurdinger.

    Dennis worked at the Kimberly Paper Mill for 42 years before his retirement. He enjoyed hunting and fishing with his boys, woodworking, bowling and having a good time. Dennis was always the life of the party. He cherished his grandchildren and loved attending all of their events.

    Dennis is survived by his children: Dennis (Tricia) Van Dinter, Kris Van Dinter, Rick (Sherneatha Caswell) Van Dinter, and Jill (Roger) Jeske; grandchildren: Brad (Kayla) Wolfert, Amber Popelka, Caitlin Popelka, Kiana Van Dinter, Carson Van Dinter, Erica (Will) Roth, Amber (Colin) Cody, Marcus Jeske, and Samantha Jeske; 2 great grandchildren; a sister, Sally Bolwerk; brothers and sisters-in-law: Marian (Gene) Vandenberg, Ralph (Caroline) Wurdinger, Carol Van Thull, Bud (Marie) Wurdinger, and Pat (Cathy) Wurdinger; and many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

    Dennis was preceded in death by his loving wife, Sharon; his parents; his father and mother-in-law, Everett and Nellie Wurdinger; a brother, Roger Van Dinter; brothers-in-law: Bill Bolwerk and Bob Van Thull.

    Funeral services will be held at 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, December 29, 2015, at St. John Nepomucene Catholic Church, 323 S. Pine Street, Little Chute, with Fr. Ron Belitz officiating. Visitation will be at the church on Tuesday from 2:00 p.m. until the time of the Mass. Interment will be in St. John Cemetery, Little Chute. For online condolences, please visit www.verkuilenfh.com.

    The Van Dinter family would like to extend a special thank you to Dr. Makeever and his staff for all the years of compassionate care they gave to Dennis. Also to Heartland Hospice for their care and compassion this last week.

    Dad and Grandpa: Our world was such a better place with you in it. Thanks for all the memories. We love you and will miss you. Love your kids and grandkids.
  • Graduation: He graduated from St John High School, Little Chute, in 1962.
  • Descendant of an Immigrant on: Maria Magdalena

Sharon A Wurdinger

F, b. December 10, 1942, d. May 8, 1981

Parents

St John High School Yearbook 1961

Biography

  • Birth: Sharon A Wurdinger was born on December 10, 1942 in Kimberly, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: She and Dennis Frederick VanDinter were married on August 7, 1965 in Holy Name Church, Kimberly, Wisconsin.
  • Death: Sharon A Wurdinger died on May 8, 1981, at age 38, in Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Burial: She was buried in St John Cemetery, Little Chute, Wisconsin, New/5/27.
  • Graduation: She graduated from St John High School, Little Chute, in 1961.

Constantine Leo (Cooney) VanDinter

M, b. November 30, 1903, d. October 27, 1995

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Family: Marie DeWildt (b. June 23, 1903, d. September 29, 1994)

Biography

  • Birth: Constantine Leo (Cooney) VanDinter was born on November 30, 1903 in Little Chute, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: He and Marie DeWildt were married on June 1, 1926 in Holy Name Church, Kimberly, Wisconsin.
  • Death: Constantine Leo (Cooney) VanDinter died on October 27, 1995, at age 91, in Little Chute, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Burial: He was buried in Highland Memorial Park, Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Descendant of an Immigrant on: Maria Magdalena

Marie DeWildt

F, b. June 23, 1903, d. September 29, 1994

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  • Father: John DeWildt (b. October 1, 1872, d. November 27, 1958)
  • Mother: Anna Wydeven (b. September 17, 1882, d. December 7, 1958)

Family: Constantine Leo (Cooney) VanDinter (b. November 30, 1903, d. October 27, 1995)

Biography

  • Birth: Marie DeWildt was born on June 23, 1903 in Kimberly, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: She and Constantine Leo (Cooney) VanDinter were married on June 1, 1926 in Holy Name Church, Kimberly, Wisconsin.
  • Death: Marie DeWildt died on September 29, 1994, at age 91, in Little Chute, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Burial: She was buried in Highland Memorial Park, Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.

Robert Lawrence VanDinter

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  • Descendant of an Immigrant on: Maria Magdalena

Ruth Dumphy

F, b. December 7, 1923, d. September 21, 2006

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Biography

  • Birth: Ruth Dumphy was born on December 7, 1923 in Rochester, Monroe Co, New York.
  • Marriage: She was married on October 2, 1948.
  • Death: She died on September 21, 2006, at age 82, in Cedarburg, Ozaukee Co, Wisconsin.
  • Burial: She was buried in Mequon, Ozaukee Co, Wisconsin.
  • Note: September 22, 2006

    Van Dinter, Ruth Ruth, 82, formerly of Appleton, passed away at her home in Cedarburg, where she lived since 1970, on September 21, 2006, with her family at her side. Funeral service will be held at St. Francis Borgia-North Monday, September 25, 2006, at 7 p.m. Visitation will be held at the church from 4 p.m. until time of the service. Intombment will be at Resurrection Cemetery, Donges Bay Road, Mequon, WI. Mueller Funeral Home in Cedarburg is servicing the family.

    Ruth (Dumphy) Van Dinter born December 7, 1923. in Rochester, NY; daughter of the late James and the late Gertrude (Kellerson) Dumphy.

    Ruth served in the US Navy during World War II where she met and married her husband of 57 years on October 2, 1948. She was a member of the American Legion Post 288 of Cedarburg. The American Legion will have a walk through with military honors.

    Her greatest joy was her family and she devoted her entire life to fulfillment of the roles wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She loved spending time with her family, quilting, knitting and collecting dolls.

    She was an avid quilter and knitter. Children of the area were warmer because of the hats, mittens and quilts she made and donated to Brother Booker of St. Bonifice Parish, Holiday Cheer Givers, Family Sharing and St. Francis Borgia Parish. In the 1960's, she worked at Home Mutual Insurance CO (Secura), Appleton, where she was the supervisor of the filing department.

    She is survived by her loving husband, Robert L. Van Dinter Sr. of Cedarburg; She is blessed with six children: Ellen (Louie) Mischer, Little Chute; Vicki Van Dinter, Menasha; Jane (John) Swanson, Janesville; Rich (Jeanne) Van Dinter, Cedarburg; Debbie (Jon Saporito) Van Dinter-White, Cedarburg; Bob (Robin) Van Dinter, Jr., Cedarburg; 15 grandchildren: Bryan (Shayni) Mischler, Kim Mischler, Connie (Troy) Hoehne, Chris Kline, Lisa (James) Schuenke, David Sipple, Jared Swanson, Justin (Anne) Swanson, Julia Swanson, Jordan Swanson, Joelle Swanson, Jaimee Swanson, Tyler White, Travis White, Troy White, seven great-grandchildren: Trevor, Tori and Carter Hoehne, Skyler and Raeleigh Schuenke and Maxwell and Evan Swanson; further survived by a sister, Jeanne (Pete) Christoff and nieces: Maureen (Ken) Steele, Carol (Kevin) Rohr, Kathy (Tom) Crowder, Cindy (Jay) Kirk and great-nieces and nephews all of Rochester, NY.

    She was preceded in death by her parents, her in-laws, Marie and Cooney Van Dinter and a nephew, Peter Christoff.

    A special thank you to Vicki, a devoted daughter, who spent every weekend for the last two years being Mom's companion and nurse mate. Our family is truly indebted to her.

    WHAT MOM TOOK

    Most often when we think of mom we think of what she's given: the softness of a loving touch, a gentle guide for living, a nightly tip-toe in a room, an understanding look: but, sometimes when we think of mom we think of what she took. She took a child and taught it how to live this life with pride; she took those kindergarten tears and kept them all inside. She took the hands that longed to hold her child and not let go; used them to push her child along the way, to thrive and grow. Took time to do some other things like sew, and clean and cook, and never thought to ask for thanks for all the things she took.

    Thanks Mom, We Love You!

Ellen Marie VanDinter

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  • Descendant of an Immigrant on: Maria Magdalena

Victoria Gertrude VanDinter

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Family: Gene Sipple

  • Descendant of an Immigrant on: Maria Magdalena

Jane Ann VanDinter

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Family: John Swanson

  • Descendant of an Immigrant on: Maria Magdalena

Richard Robert VanDinter

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  • Descendant of an Immigrant on: Maria Magdalena

Debra Jean VanDinter

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  • Descendant of an Immigrant on: Maria Magdalena

Robert Lawrence VanDinter

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  • Descendant of an Immigrant on: Maria Magdalena

Hattie VanDinter

F, b. June 29, 1905, d. February 18, 1906

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Biography

  • Birth: Hattie VanDinter was born on June 29, 1905 in Little Chute, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: She died on February 18, 1906, at age 0, in Little Chute, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Burial: She was buried in St John Cemetery, Little Chute, Wisconsin, Old/8/26.
  • Descendant of an Immigrant on: Maria Magdalena