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Arthur Sherwood Lindauer

M, b. November 2, 1923, d. November 14, 2003

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  • Birth: Arthur Sherwood Lindauer was born on November 2, 1923 in Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: He was married on September 27, 1947.
  • Death: He died on November 14, 2003, at age 80.
  • Burial: He was buried in Highland Memorial Park, Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Note: Lindauer, Arthur Sherwood

    Devoted husband, father and grandfather died peacefully in the arms of his family and went to the Lord on Friday, November 14, 2003 at the age of 80. He was born November 2, 1923 in Appleton, son of the late Arthur and Mary Lindauer. On September 27, 1947, Art married Iris Beyer, his loving wife who supported him through many difficult illnesses. Art and Iris spent 56 years side by side doing everything together They enjoyed eighteen happy years living on Lake Winnebago, enjoying boating, water skiing and swimming with their grandchildren. They later moved to Sherwood where he spent many hours doing woodworking projects for family, friends and his church.

    Art worked for Industrial Insulation, retiring in 1986. He served in the Army in Europe during World War II.

    He is survived by his wife, Iris Lindauer and two daughters: Cindy (Rich) Platz of New London and Deborah (Michael) Depies of Neenah; four grandchildren: Jessica and Jason Platz, Joel and Benjamin Depies, Art is also survived by his three sisters; Dorothy Sample, Angeline Schuenemann, and Barbara (Arne) Derks; two sisters-in-law, Mildred Eickhoff and Wilma Mader; and one brother-in-law, Robert Beyer, and many nieces and nephews.

    Funeral services will be held on Monday, November 17, 2003, at 11:00 am at St. John Ev. Lutheran Church of Woodville, N9125 Military Road, Kaukauna, where he was a faithful member, with Pastor Paul Fanning officiating. Burial will be in Highland Memorial Park in Appleton. Family and friends may call on Sunday, November 16, 2003 from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm at the funeral home.

    The family wishes to express their deepest gratitude to the many dedicated doctors, nurses and staff at St. Elizabeth Hospital who cared deeply and brought him through many illnesses. They also wish to thank the staff at Cherry Meadows who provided a peaceful passing during his final days as well as many neighbors and friends who gave much help and support. A memorial fund has been established in Art’s name for St. John’s Ladies Aid.

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Family: Arthur Sherwood Lindauer (b. November 2, 1923, d. November 14, 2003)

Walter James Campbell

M, b. October 15, 1887, d. December 31, 1974

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Family: Isabell Ruffing (b. June 22, 1893, d. May 2, 1967)

Biography

  • Birth: Walter James Campbell was born on October 15, 1887 in Chilton, Calumet Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: He died on December 31, 1974, at age 87.
  • Burial: He was buried in St Mary Cemetery, Hilbert, Calumet Co, Wisconsin.

Isabell Ruffing

F, b. June 22, 1893, d. May 2, 1967

Family: Walter James Campbell (b. October 15, 1887, d. December 31, 1974)

Biography

  • Birth: Isabell Ruffing was born on June 22, 1893 in West Bend, Washington Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: She died on May 2, 1967, at age 73, in Green Bay, Brown Co, Wisconsin.
  • Burial: She was buried in Hilbert, Calumet Co, Wisconsin.

Patrick John Campbell

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Gerald Campbell

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Charles T Mann

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Matthias Backes

M, b. August 17, 1893, d. March 21, 1985

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  • Father: Louis Backes (b. February 5, 1863, d. June 10, 1938)
  • Mother: Mary Kees (b. December 15, 1869, d. May 28, 1923)

Family: Josephine Lauer (b. January 7, 1894, d. September 27, 1978)

Biography

  • Birth: Matthias Backes was born on August 17, 1893 in St John, Calumet Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: He died on March 21, 1985, at age 91, in Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Burial: He was buried in St Joseph Cemetery, Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.

Josephine Lauer

F, b. January 7, 1894, d. September 27, 1978

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Family: Matthias Backes (b. August 17, 1893, d. March 21, 1985)

Biography

  • Birth: Josephine Lauer was born on January 7, 1894 in St John, Calumet Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: She died on September 27, 1978, at age 84.
  • Burial: She was buried in St Joseph Cemetery, Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.

Rose Marie VanLankvelt

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Jean Marie VanLankvelt

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Peter Matthew VanLankvelt

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Paul Phillip VanLankvelt

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Julie Marie VanLankvelt

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James John VanLankvelt

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Susan Marie VanLankvelt

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Family: William Joseph Rolf

William Martell

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Elmer Edward Martell

M, b. November 10, 1923, d. January 15, 2015

Biography

  • Birth: Elmer Edward Martell was born on November 10, 1923 in Menasha, Winnebago Co, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: He was married on December 2, 1950 in St Margaret Mary Church, Neenah, Winnebego Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: He died on January 15, 2015, at age 91, in King, Waupaca Co, Wisconsin.
  • Burial: He was buried in St Mary Cemetery, Menasha, Wisconsin.
  • Note: Elmer E. Martell, age 91, of Menasha, passed away on Thursday, January 15, 2015, at the Wisconsin Veterans Home in King. Elmer was born on November 10, 1923 in Menasha to the late Joseph and Rose (Konshak) Martell. Elmer was a distinguished high school athlete and played football under Coach Nathan Calder. Upon graduation from Menasha High School in 1941, he enlisted and served with the 82nd Airborne 508th Parachute Infantry Regiment (PIR). He was part of the first wave to parachute into Normandy in the early hours of June 6, 1944. Of his 16 man jump squad, he was one of only two men not killed in the operation. Amid the chaos, he was dropped in the wrong location amid overwhelming German forces. Elmer evaded capture until daylight, but spent the rest of the war as a POW in stalags located in Poland and Germany. His incredible wartime experiences over the next ten months read like fiction. Days after his capture, he stood against a wall and nearly executed for secretly retaining a hand grenade, as Elmer put, "in case I needed it." He returned to the United States after the defeat of Germany, and was en route to participate in the invasion of Japan when the atomic bomb ended the Pacific War. Elmer served proudly and bravely, though the horrors of war remained with him throughout his life. He was awarded the Bronze Star for bravery. In 2013 he was awarded the "Prisoner of War Medal." He was a proud member of Menasha Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2126. On December 2, 1950, Elmer married Rachel M. Klatt at St. Margaret Mary Church in Neenah. He was a press scheduler at American Can Company in Menasha until he retired in 1980. Following his retirement he lived an active life, planting trees, hiking, and fishing at his beloved cottage on the Pine River in Florence County and spending time with children, grandchildren, and friends. Deer hunting with the old gang was always a highlight of his year. For years, he and Rachel enjoyed traveling around the country attending the reunions of the 508 PIR. Elmer was a kind and friendly man with a great sense of humor. He was always willing to help others and share a small joke that would bring a smile. He kept in touch with many lifelong friends. He could easily strike up a conversation with a stranger in a restaurant or store. He was a generous person, freely helping friends, relatives, and children with projects, moves, and child care. He was sensitive; was able to cry in life's sad moments and said, "I love you" often. Elmer loved to read, keep up on current events, watch the Packers and golf. He and Rachel shared a love of dogs.

    Elmer is survived by his wife, Rachel, and their seven children and spouses: Margaret (Paul) Reichert, William (Rose) Martell, Barbara (Gary) Heidmann, Patricia (Steven Cleary) Martell-Cleary, Joseph (Julia) Martell, Karen (Guy) Smith, and Thomas (Kathy Kinney) Martell. Elmer was grandfather to: Robin (Samantha) Synhorst, Charles (Cali) Kellerman, Rachel Reichert, Anemone (Scott) Beaulier, Daniel (Anna) Martell, Peter (Beth) Martell; Madeline and Clare Martell, and Cora and Gavin Martell. Elmer had 8 great-grandchildren: Vitoria and Marjorie Synhorst, Lilla and Roma Beaulier, Greyson Martell, Ethan and Brandt Martell, and Olive Kellerman.

    He is further survived by two sisters: Sister Lillian Martell and Sister Marion Martell; sisters-in-law: Lois Klatt, Linda Klatt, Eva Martell, Lynn Klatt, Pat (Paul) Martell; a brother-in-law, Fred Klatt; and many nieces, nephews other family and friends.

    In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sisters: Rose, Melania (Harry) Resch, Florence (Ned) Swan, Lorraine (Dr. Edward) Meyer; an infant brother, Joseph; and brothers: John (Florence) Martell, Paul Martell and Richard Martell; his sisters-in-law: Ruth (Don) Ninneman and Susan Klatt; and brothers-in-law: David and Daniel Klatt.

    A Memorial Mass will be held at 11:00am on Saturday, January 24, 2015, at St. Patrick Catholic Church, 324 Nicolet Blvd in Menasha. A Memorial Gathering will be held from 9:00am until the time of the Mass at the church. Military Honors will follow the Mass. Inurnment will take place in St. Mary Cemetery in the Town of Menasha in the Spring of the year. In lieu of flowers, memorials will be donated to the Salvation Army and the local animal shelters.

    Elmer's family extends their heartfelt gratitude to the staff from the Wisconsin Veterans Home in King and ThedaCare Hospice for their loving and devoted care of Elmer during his last months of life.

    "May the Good Lord bless and keep you till we meet again."