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Rosenda Dawn Machen

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Miranda Jean Machen

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Cheyenne Antonina Thessalonica Machen

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Norbert Anthony Lauer

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  • Birth: Norbert Anthony Lauer was born on November 4, 1933 in Stephensville, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: He died on February 2, 2007, at age 73, in Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Burial: He was buried in St Mary Cemetery, Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Note: February 4, 2007

    Lauer, Norbert A. Norbert Lauer, of Appleton, age 73 years, died unexpectedly on Friday, February 2, 2007, at St. Elizabeth Hospital. He was born November 4, 1933, in Stephensville, Wisconsin, the son of the late John and Magdalen (Kettner) Lauer. On May 9, 1961, at St. John Catholic Church, Little Chute, Rose Ann Hietpas became his wife. Norbert was employed for over 23 years at Morning Glory Farms (now Foremost) and retired in 1991. He was a member of the Catholic Knights and St. Mary Catholic Church where he ushered. Norbert enjoyed crosswords, word search, enjoyed all sports especially bowling and loved the Packers. His greatest joy of all was spending time with his grandkids.

    Norbert is survived by his wife of 45 years, Rose Ann Lauer, Appleton; children: Daniel Lauer, Little Chute; Gerald (Rita) Lauer, Omro; Julie Lauer, Appleton; and Sue Ann (Dwayne) Van Den Elsen, Little Chute; grandchildren: Richard Reinke, Annette (Nathan) Ballew, Jennifer Marsh, Jeremy, Nicholas, Arvin and Stephanie Lauer, Terry and Sara Van Den Elsen; great grandchildren: Tyler and Aubrey Marsh; brothers: Leon (Beth) Lauer, Appleton; and Anton (Grace) Lauer, Stephensville; sisters: Mary (Bill) Derks, Combined Locks; Joann VandeYacht, Combined Locks; and Sister M. Antonice, Manitowoc. He is further survived by Rose Ann's family, many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

    Norbert was preceded in death by his parents, step-father Anton Lauer, sister-in-law Betty Lauer and brother-in-law Arthur VandeYacht.

    The funeral liturgy for Norbert will be held on Wednesday, February 7, 2007, at 11 a.m. at ST. MARY CATHOLIC CHURCH, 312 S. State Street, with Fr. Michael K. O'Rourke officiating. Interment will take place at St. Mary Catholic Cemetery. Visitation will be on Tuesday, February 6th, at Wichmann Funeral Home from 4-8 p.m. with a prayer service at 7 p.m. and Wednesday at the Church from 9:30 a.m. until the time of mass. In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund has been established in his name.

    He will be sadly missed by his family, friends and all who knew him. Good bye Dad, until we meet again.

    WICHMANN FUNERAL HOME

    537 N. Superior St.

    Appleton 920-739-1231

    www.wichmannfuneralhomes.com.

Daniel John Lauer

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Gerald Norbert Lauer

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Julie Ann Lauer

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  • Birth: Julie Ann Lauer was born on September 22, 1964.
  • Death: She died on April 5, 2009, at age 44.
  • Burial: She was buried in St Mary Cemetery, Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Note: April 7, 2009

    Lauer, Julie A.
    Julie A. Lauer, 44, of Appleton, passed into eternal life on April 5, 2009, at Cherry Meadows Hospice after a courageous two-year battle with cancer. Julie was born on September 22, 1964, in Appleton, the daughter of Norbert and Rose Ann (Hietpas) Lauer.
    Julie graduated from Appleton West High School in 1983 and earned an associate's degree from the University of Wisconsin-Fox Valley in 1985. She spent her life caring for children, primarily through her job as a teacher's aide for the Appleton School District for about 20 years. She worked in the Early Childhood programs at Jefferson, Huntley, McKinley and Edison elementary schools where she showed complete devotion to each preschooler. Even after becoming ill, she continued to prepare school materials from her home. In addition to her professional work as a teacher's aide, she taught Children's Church to kindergartners from St. Mary Parish in Appleton for more than 20 years. Many families are indebted to her for being a creative and reliable baby sitter, always coming into their homes with her camera and her goodie bag full of books and Disney toys and movies. Even as an adult, she continued to make herself available to parents who needed a caregiver who reinforced their values, often teaching the children the craft of scrapbooking. She showed her deepest affection to her nieces and nephews. Julie also worked at Kohl's Department Store for ten years.
    A life-long member of St. Mary Parish, Julie was a founding member of the Hand Bell Choir and served as an usher. Prayer was a comfort to her throughout her life, particularly during the past two years. Many parishioners of St. Mary and Appleton teachers returned the love shown by Julie and provided meals for her and her family during her illness — a special thank you to Donna Francek for her special care.
    Julie is survived by her mother, Rose Ann; her brothers: Daniel Lauer of Little Chute; and Gerald (Rita) Lauer of Omro; her sister, Sue Ann (Dwayne) Van Den Elsen of Little Chute; nieces and nephews: Richard Reinke, Annette and Jennifer Marsh, Jeremy, Nicholas, Arvin and Stephanie Lauer, and Terry and Sara Van Den Elsen; great-niece and nephews: Tyler, Aubrey and Keagan Marsh; numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, and dear friends and associates.
    She was preceded in death by her father, Norbert, in 2007; her maternal grandparents, Sebastian and Helen Hietpas; her paternal grandparents, John and Magdalen Lauer; and step-grandfather, Anton Lauer.
    The funeral liturgy for Julie will be held Wednesday, April 8, 2009, at 2 p.m. at ST. MARY CATHOLIC CHURCH, 312 S. State Street, Appleton, with Father Michael K. O'Rourke officiating. Interment will take place at St. Mary Catholic Cemetery, Appleton. Visitation will be on Tuesday, April 7 (TONIGHT), at Wichmann Funeral Home, 537 N. Superior Street in Appleton, from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. with a prayer service at 7 p.m. and Wednesday at the church from 1 p.m. until the time of mass. In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund has been established in Julie's name.
    Julie's family would like to extend a special thank you to Drs. Kevin Mortara and John Swanson and the staffs of the Martha Siekman Center, Colony Oaks Care Center, and Cherry Meadows Hospice for their special care.
    Julie, we will remember you for your gift of bringing family and friends together and for your love of life. You always said, "Where there's life, there's hope." During this Holy Week, you are experiencing where our real hope lies as you celebrate eternal life with our Lord.
    Wichmann Funeral Home
    537 N. Superior Street
    Appleton 920-739-1231
    Online condolences
    www.wichmannfargo.com.
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Sue Ann Lauer

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Family: Dwayne J VanDenElsen (b. February 15, 1961, d. November 6, 2016)

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John Henry Bach

M, b. March 10, 1859, d. October 27, 1933

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Family: Christine Marie Jansen (b. December 23, 1866, d. October 17, 1945)

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  • Birth: John Henry Bach was born on March 10, 1859 in Milwaukee, Milwaukee Co, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: He and Christine Marie Jansen were married on December 28, 1886 in St John Nepomucene Church, Little Chute, Wisconsin.
  • Death: John Henry Bach died on October 27, 1933, at age 74, in Minneapolis, Hennepin Co, Minnesota.

Heidi Locy

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Family: John Bulgrin

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Evelyn Rose Schumacher

F, b. November 4, 1937, d. December 14, 2010

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Family: DuWayne W Romenesko (b. April 16, 1937, d. May 29, 2015)

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  • Birth: Evelyn Rose Schumacher was born on November 4, 1937 in Little Chute, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: She and DuWayne W Romenesko were married on March 2, 1957 in Little Chute, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: Evelyn Rose Schumacher died on December 14, 2010, at age 73.
  • Burial: She was buried in St Edward Cemetery, Mackville, Wisconsin.
  • Note: On December 14, 2010 Evelyn Rose Romenesko has left us to join her beloved son Gary. The world has lost a beautiful lady. The firstborn of John and Agnes Schumacher, Evelyn arrived into this world on November 4th, 1937. She was born at the Schumacher family farm, the oldest of eight children. On March 2, 1957 she married DuWayne Romenesko. Their wedding was a dual celebration as DuWayne's sister Vera married Bill Hofacker Jr. on that same day. Together, Evelyn and DuWayne had four beautiful children, Gary, Keith, Rick and Dawn. Throughout their marriage they ran a family farm, trucked hay and eventually went on to build, own and operate Romy's Nitengale.

    It's so difficult to sum up the life of such a great and wonderful lady in a few sentences or paragraphs, but we will try. She was the type of person we all aspire to be. She was a kind, caring, generous, compassionate, sympathetic, understanding, sweet, thoughtful and hard working lady. And she was beautiful to look at with her gorgeous blue eyes, blonde hair and flawless fair skin. Her beauty was not only on the outside, it was in as well. She was such a gracious hostess. Whenever you came to her house, she always made you feel so welcomed. As in the old farmer's tradition, she always wanted to feed you. And who could resist her homemade bread or luscious cookies? She was quite the cook, being able to whip up a fabulous meal at the drop of a dime. If that wasn't enough, her candy dish on her family room counter was always filled. When visiting, Ev would insist on entertaining you with a ride or walk around their many ponds or take you fishing on them. She also liked to take you gambling or playing bingo. For 49 years her sidekick and loyal friend, Eppie Uhlenbrauck shared many of these moments with her. Their's was a true, admired and beautiful friendship.

    Throughout her lifetime, Evelyn was such a hard worker. When Romy's was established and built in 1962 by DuWayne, Walter and Ruth, it was not uncommon to see Ev with a hammer in her hand right along side the guys. When they built their two houses, same thing. No project was too big or too hard for her. In the early days of Romy's, when the equipment in the kitchen was archaic, long hard hours of labor to get those meals out to the hundreds of weddings held there never stopped her or gave her reason to complain. She forged ahead and helped to make it a successful business. She loved the people, she loved to make everyone happy. She knew them all by first name and never missed an opportunity to make them feel welcome. She was the best in the business! A true Christian, she never failed to lend a helping hand to someone in need. She always put everyone else's needs and concerns before her own. She also loved children and treated each and every one like they were her own grandkids. Being the "oldest" of the Schumacher family, she was never afraid to remind her siblings of that fact and that they had better "listen," and listen they did! She was their "big sis" in the true sense of the words. She taught them many great things. They lovingly dubbed her the "white tornado," for when any project arose either at one of their homes, or out at the Schumacher family farm, she worked with a drive that was hard to duplicate. She was truly an amazing lady whom we'll all miss forever!

    She is survived by her husband, DuWayne, her three children, Keith (fiance' Dawn Moore) Rick (Cheryl) Romenesko and Dawn (Steve) Balthazor: her eight beautiful grandkids whom she loved with all her heart: Lori (Kyle) Klisiewicz, Lisa (Jamie) Smith, Craig (Lindsey)Romenesko, Ashley (fiance Will) Romenesko, Ben (Tonya) Romenesko, Danielle (fiance' Tanner) Romenesko, Chad (friend Kristin) Balthazor, Erik (friend Holly) Balthazor. She also has two great-grandkids, Ryker Smith and Faith Romenesko. She was so excited about Ben and Tonya's twin boys who are due to arrive this spring. She is also survived by Vera Hofacker, Dave Wilson, Vern (Karen), Bing, Ivol (Lorrane) and Linda Romenesko, and Jan (Ken) Frederickson. Ray, Don (Willy), Joe (Cindy) Schumacher, Irene (Dan) Horn, Delores (Ron) Sedo and Margaret Strutz and many nieces and nephews too numerous to mention.

    She was preceded in death by her son Gary in 2003, her parents John and Agnes Schumacher, parents in-law, Walter and Ruth, brother Robert, family members Darrel, Butch, Cathy and Travis Romenesko, Bud and William Hofacker Jr., Darhl and Joan Schumacher, Kristy Frassetto and Tim Strutz.

    Evelyn, we will miss you dearly. The world was a much kinder place with you in it. Rest assured, in your name, that Keith and Dawn will continue the Romy's legacy of great food and service. Since they have taken over Romy's, they have done exactly that, and we know you were always so proud of that fact. Rick carries on your great lessons in his line of work as well. You were so proud of all your children and loved them with all your heart: as they did you.

    Funeral services for Evelyn will be held on Monday, December 20, 2010 at St. Edward's Parish in Mackville with the Rev. Jim Vanden Hogen, a dear and loved family friend, officiating. Visitation will be from 12 noon to time of service at 5:30. Muehl-Boettcher Funeral Home is assisting the family. Online condolences may be expressed at www.muehlboettcher.com.

    "We say good-bye Mom, we will miss you so much, your pretty smile, your kisses and hugs. We were so happy that your final days were spent at my house surrounded by your family and friends that you loved so very much. We can't thank you enough for what you have taught us in life on how to love and care for people. You were the BEST!! We will miss our "Homemade Bread Fairy" and your homemade potatoe pancakes. Please give Gary a hug for us and know that we will NEVER forget your love that you gave us....We love you so much...Keith, Rick and Dawn."

    The family would like to thank Thedacare Hospice, Arc Angels Homecare, Rev Tom Fritz, Eppie, Jan Frederickson, DeeDee Ort, Bonnie and Julie, Lois Grode and Mom's three beautiful sisters, for their love and caring in Mom's last days.

Gary William Romenesko

M, b. April 28, 1957, d. January 22, 2003

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  • Birth: Gary William Romenesko was born on April 28, 1957 in Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: He died on January 22, 2003, at age 45, in Black Creek, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Burial: He was buried in Highland Memorial Park, Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Note: Romenesko, Gary William 2003 Appleton Post Crescent dated 1/23/2003; Romenesko, Gary William, Black Creek Age 45, passed away January 22, 2003 at Cherry Meadows Hospice, after a long and courageous battle with cancer. Gary was born on April 28, 1957 in Appleton; the son of DuWayne and Evelyn (Schumacher) Romenesko. Gary graduated from Hortonville High School in 1975. On August 12, 1978, he married Melissa Bubolz of Appleton. Gary was co-owner and manager of Romy’s Nitingale in Black Creek. He volunteered for the Black Creek Fire Department and Black Creek Rescue. He has served as assistant Fire Chief and Fire Inspector in the Village of Black Creek. Gary loved life and the outdoors. He enjoyed fishing, woodworking, spending time with family and friends and going on “cation” to his cottage up north. He created a lifetime of wonderful memories for those who have known him. He is survived by his wife, Melissa; two daughters: Lori and Lisa; parents, DuWayne and Evelyn Romenesko, Black Creek; two brothers: Keith Romenesko, Appleton; and Rick (Cheryl) Romenesko, Greenville; a sister, Dawn (Steve) Balthazor, Black Creek; his grandmother, Agnes Schumacher, Little Chute; his parents-in-law, Lowell and Deloris Bubolz, Appleton; three brothers-in-law: Dan (Linda) Bubolz, Black Creek; Kevin (Cindy) Bubolz, Menasha; and Jeff (Margaret) Bubolz, Fremont; 12 nieces and nephews: Craig, Ashley, Ben and Danielle Romenesko; Chad and Erik Balthazor; and Sarah, Jason, Emilie, Michael, David and Peter Bubolz; and a very special friend, Don Beyer, Black Creek. Gary was preceded in death by his grandparents: Walter and Ruth Romenesko, and John Schumacher. Gary will be fondly remembered for his generosity and strength of character. His sense of humor, caring and compassion for others is an inspiration to many despite the challenges he faced. When we think of Gary, we will remember the love he shared and how he has made a difference in the world to so many people. Gary’s family would like to express special thanks to Dr. Anthony Phillips, Dr. Jeffery Klingbeil, the nursing staff at Martha Siekman Cancer Center, the nursing staff of 3 South Oncology at Appleton Medical Center, Janice Williams of Thedacare at Home, Thedacare Hospice, Cherry Meadows Hospice, Pastor Stephen Schlicht and Black Creek Rescue. Their care, compassion and sincere warmth in caring for Gary will never be forgotten. A warm thank you is also extended to family and friends who have loved Gary and have offered their loving support. The Funeral Service will be Saturday, January 25, 2003 at 11 a.m. at Immanuel Evengelical Lutheran Church, 201 E. Birch St., Black Creek, with Rev. Stephen Schlicht officiating. The visitation will be Friday, January 24, 2003 at the Valley Funeral Home from 4 until 8 p.m. and again on Saturday at the church from 9:30 a.m. until the time of the service. Burial will be in Highland Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund has been established. Valley Funeral Home 2211 N. Richmond St. 733-5435 *Serving as would be Served*.
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  • Descendant of an Immigrant on: Maria Magdalena

Keith Romenesko

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Richard Romenesko

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Dawn Marie Romenesko

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Catherine R Rieland

F, b. February 26, 1949, d. December 21, 1992

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  • Birth: Catherine R Rieland was born on February 26, 1949 in Center Valley, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: She died on December 21, 1992, at age 43, in Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Burial: She was buried in St Edward Cemetery, Mackville, Wisconsin.

Robin Jo Romenesko

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Michelle Beth Romenesko

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Joseph Romenesko

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Jesse P Romenesko

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Tina Romenesko

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Lynn Romenesko

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Linda L Krabbe

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Family: Orrin Romenesko (b. December 2, 1940, d. June 29, 2001)

Brian Romenesko

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  • Descendant of an Immigrant on: Maria Magdalena