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James C Gerrits

M, b. August 28, 1937, d. January 24, 2015

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  • Birth: James C Gerrits was born on August 28, 1937.
  • Marriage: He was married on July 21, 1962.
  • Death: He died on January 24, 2015, at age 77.
  • Note: Gerrits, James C.

    James Gerrits, age 77, Green Bay, passed away on Saturday, January 24, 2015, with his loving family by his side. James was born August 28, 1937. James was the oldest of six children. He was the son of Clarence Gerrits and Mildred (Albers) Gerrits.

    James grew up in West DePere, WI. As a young man James joined the army. After completing his tour in the United States Army, he started dating his future wife, Gail (VanEnkenvort) Gerrits. They were married on July 21, 1962.

    James had several different career choices as a young man and then decided to work for Techtron Tubing and ultimately retired from that company. Jim was a volunteer at Paul's Pantry for 26 years. He was a huge asset to the pantry and will be missed by all his friends down there.

    His children, Dan and Connie were the apples of his eyes. He spoiled them rotten even as adults. He loved them with all his heart. He would do anything for them and was always there for them when they needed him. He was a kind, compassionate, and loving father. He was the best Dad ever! His grandchildren meant the world to him. They were his pride and joy!

    Like all of us in Green Bay, WI, he was a crazy Packer Fan. Go Pack Go! Jim loved to fish and hunt. He spent numerous hours teaching his son, daughter and grandchildren to fish, attempting to catch smelt fish and sucker fish with his son and daughter-in-law, and hunting with his relatives and friends in the woods. He would spend hours doing both of these hobbies. Those were two of his favorite hobbies. He also was a great gardener with a green thumb. He loved his plants and always had fun taking care of them and growing the assorted vegetables and flowers in his garden and yard. He loved to show them off.

    James (Jim) is survived by the love of his life, his wife Gail; his son, Daniel Gerrits and (Bonnie Semrau-Gerrits), Green Bay, WI; his daughter, Connie and (Roger Garstang), Wentzville, MO. His six, cute, and extremely lovable grandchildren, Matthew, Maria, and Mairee Gerrits; and Lydia, Olivia, and Lucy Garstang. He is also survived by his brothers and their spouses,: Gerald, Kenneth and Mary Jo, John and Barbara, Paul and Sue Gerrits; and his sister and her husband, Jane and Gary VanDerWegen.

    His Brothers-In-Law Eugene VanEnkenvort (Friend Barb), and David and Kathy VanEnkenvort. His Sisters-In-Law and their spouses, Bernice and William Aerts, Sandra and John Giles, Cheryl (Sherry) and Jay Hewitt, and Elaine Green; Many nieces and nephews and extended family members.

    He was preceded in death by his Father and Mother, Clarence Gerrits and Mildred (Albers) Gerrits; his Father-In-Law and Mother-In-Law, Vincent and Amelia (Molly) (Hock) VanEnkenvort; His Sister-In-Law, Luella VanEnkenvort, His Brothers-In-Law, Leonard Green and Archie Best; and his Sister-In-Law, Joyce VanEnkenvort.

    A wake service will be held at Newcomer Funeral Home in Green Bay, WI, from 4pm to 7pm on Tuesday, January 27, 2015, with an informal gathering of family and friends at 7pm. During that time, you can get up and tell us about all your experiences with Jim and the trouble he got you into. We want to celebrate his life in a positive loving way. No tears, just laughs. Please join us.

    Thank you to Beth, Terri, and Barb in the ICU unit at St. Mary's Hospital. Thank you for your kindness and compassion and your expertise. It is very much appreciated.

    If you would like to leave a message or online condolence for the family, please visit: www.newcomergreenbay.com.
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Gail VanEnkevort

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Family: James C Gerrits (b. August 28, 1937, d. January 24, 2015)

Daniel Gerrits

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Gerald L Gerrits

M, b. May 27, 1939, d. May 23, 2015

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  • Birth: Gerald L Gerrits was born on May 27, 1939.
  • Death: He died on May 23, 2015, at age 75.
  • Burial: He was buried in Mount Calvary Cemetery, DePere, Wisconsin.
  • Note: Gerald L. Gerrits, 75, Town of Lawrence passed away peacefully on Saturday May 23, 2015. He was born May 27, 1939 to the late Clarence and Mildred (Albers) Gerrits. Gerald had worked at U.S. Paper for many years. He enjoyed spending time with his family.

    Gerald is survived by his children; Steve (Kim) Gerrits, Mary Roellchen, Joe Gerrits, David (Jodi) Gerrits, as well as his grandchildren Michaela, David, Ian, David, Mary, and two great grandchildren, Vincent and Ayla. He is further survived by his siblings, John (Barb) Gerrits, Jane (Gary) Vander Wegen, Paul (Sue) Gerrits, and two sisters in laws, Gail Gerrits, and Mary Jo Gerrits, as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

    He was preceded in death by his parents, as well as two brothers, James and Ken.

    Friends may call at the RYAN FUNERAL HOME 305 N. Tenth Street in De Pere from 5 - 7pm Wednesday May 27, 2015. Visitation will continue after 9:30am Thursday at Our Lady of Lourdes Parish Family, corner of Lourdes Ave. and Suburban Drive in De Pere, until the Mass of Christian Burial at 10:30am with Fr. Tim Shillcox O.Praem officiating. Burial will take place in Mt. Calvary Cemetery. Please go to www.ryanfh.com to send online condolences to the family.

    Thanks to Unity Hospice and the staff at Woodside Manor.

    "All of you were amazing".
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Mary Elizabeteh Gerrits

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Joseph Gerrits

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David Gerrits

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Family: Jodi Unknown

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John Gerrits

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Jill Gerrits

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Lynn Gerrits

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Michael Gerrits

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Kenneth R Gerrits

M, b. November 9, 1943, d. February 3, 2015

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  • Birth: Kenneth R Gerrits was born on November 9, 1943.
  • Death: He died on February 3, 2015, at age 71.
  • Note: Kenneth R. Gerrits, 71, went home to eternal life surrounded by the love and prayers of his family on February 3, 2015. Born November 9th, 1943 to Clarence and Mildred (Albers) Gerrits he grew up on the family farm in West De Pere. A hard working & soft-spoken (but very witty) man, he lived life for his family and friends.

    A skilled carpenter for 47 years, his most precious build was the family house which him and his wife, Mary Jo, made a home. When not building the faith and values of his family, Ken was active in the community and church. Ken was one of the first volunteers on the Emergency Rescue Squad, 4-H leader of 25 years, member of 4-H Leaders Association, Brown County 4-H Executive Board and Brown County Fair Board. Ken served on the West De Pere School Board where he donated his time and salary back to the needs of the school and students. Ken was an original member of St. Michael's Roman Catholic Church and Holy Name Society. He taught by quiet example and never complained of pain or adversity, always focusing on helping others.

    He is survived by his wife Mary Jo (Selissen), whom he married on May 17, 1969, five children and 13 grandkids: Amy and Randy Soquet (William, Christopher and Katie), Drs. Ronald and Elizabeth (Peter and Annabelle), Laura and Chad Halverson (Owen and Aubrey), Mark and Sue (Vaughn, Elizabeth and Leo) and Jenny and Josh Johnson (Elsa, Langston and Kendall). He is also survived by brothers and sister Gerald, John and Barb, Paul and Sue, Jane and Gary Vander Wegen, sister-in-law Gail Gerrits, mother-in-law Laverne Selissen and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by parents, Clarence and Mildred, brother James Gerrits, father-in-law Lawrence Selissen, sisters-in-law Sister Rita Lawrence and Jean Mooren, brother-in-law David Paque and nephew Steven Paque.

    Friends may call at Ryan Funeral Home, 305 N. Tenth Street, De Pere, from 4pm until 7:30pm on Thursday, February 5, with Rosary at 7pm. Visitation will continue after 9am on Friday at the funeral home. A funeral procession will take place to the church at 10am. A Traditional Latin Requiem Mass will be offered by Father Daniel Themann, SSPX, on Friday at 10:30am at St. Michael's Church, 1782 Chapelle Rue, De Pere. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Please visit www.ryanfh.com to send online condolences to Kenneth's family.

    The family would like to thank Father Themann and the staff of Rennes Health for their compassionate care of Ken.
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Mary Jo Selissen

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Amy Gerrits

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Ronald Gerrits

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Jane Gerrits

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Nicki VanDerWegen

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Anna Gertrudis Peters

F, b. April 24, 1838, d. 1883

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  • Birth: Anna Gertrudis Peters was born on April 24, 1838 in Venraij, Limburg, Netherlands.
  • Death: She died in 1883, at age ~45.

Lillian Henrietta Albers

F, b. October 29, 1920, d. May 8, 2007

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Family: Sylvester P Mooren (b. September 21, 1915, d. November 19, 1986)

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  • Birth: Lillian Henrietta Albers was born on October 29, 1920 in Green Bay, Brown Co, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: She and Sylvester P Mooren were married on June 28, 1940 in DePere, Brown Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: Lillian Henrietta Albers died on May 8, 2007, at age 86, in Green Bay, Brown Co, Wisconsin.
  • Burial: She was buried in Mount Calvary Cemetery, DePere, Wisconsin.
  • Note: May 10, 2007

    Mooren, Lillian H. Lillian H. Mooren, 86, De Pere, died peacefully surrounded by her family Tuesday, May 8, 2007, at a local hospital. She was born Oct. 29, 1920, in Green Bay, to the late William and Anna (Thompson) Albers. On June 28, 1940, she married Sylvester Mooren Sr. at St. Boniface Catholic Church, De Pere. Lillian was an avid card player, enjoyed cooking and spending time with her family. She was a member of St. Boniface and the Christian Mothers. Lillian is member of Our Lady of Lourdes Parish Family.

    She is survived by her family, Shirley (Jim) Rentmeester, Elaine (Ron) Green, Patricia (Jerry) Ambrosius, Sylvester "Jupe" (Judy) Mooren Jr., her daughter-in-law, Ella Mooren, 16 grandchildren, and 26 great-grandchildren; her brother, Wilber (Audrey) Albers, and five sisters-in- law, Mae Vanden Hoogen, Agatha Albers, Lorraine Albers, Ethel Mooren, and Josephine Mooren.

    She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, her son, David, her brothers, Louis, Ed (Margaret), Henry, Leo (Agatha), and Bob. Lillian is further preceded in death by her sisters, Loretta (Joe) Denk, Mildred (Clarence) Gerrits, and Minnie (Joe) Thyssen.

    Visitation for Lillian will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. (TODAY) Thursday at Our Lady of Lourdes Parish Family corner of Lourdes Avenue and Suburban Drive, De Pere. Visitation will continue after 9:30 a.m. Friday at the church until the Mass of Christian Burial at 10:30 a.m. with Fr. Tim Shillcox O.Praem officiating, and Deacon Michael VanderBloomen assisting. Burial will take place in Mt. Calvary Cemetery. Please go to www.ryanfh.com to send online condolences to the family.

    The family would like to thank Rennes Health center and the 4th floor I.C.U. at St. Vincent Hospital.

    The Ryan Funeral Home of De Pere is assisting the family.

Sylvester P Mooren

M, b. September 21, 1915, d. November 19, 1986

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Family: Lillian Henrietta Albers (b. October 29, 1920, d. May 8, 2007)

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  • Birth: Sylvester P Mooren was born on September 21, 1915 in Town of Lawrence, Brown Co, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: He and Lillian Henrietta Albers were married on June 28, 1940 in DePere, Brown Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: Sylvester P Mooren died on November 19, 1986, at age 71.
  • Burial: He was buried in Mount Calvary Cemetery, DePere, Wisconsin.

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