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Evelyn Rose DeCoster

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Della Margaret DeCoster

F, b. February 18, 1930, d. April 9, 2002

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St John High School Yearbook 1948
St John High School Yearbook 1947 (Class of 48)

Biography

  • Birth: Della Margaret DeCoster was born on February 18, 1930 in Little Chute, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: She died on April 9, 2002, at age 72, in Kaukauna, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Burial: She was buried in Holy Cross, Kaukauna, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Note: SOURCE: APPLETON POST CRESCENT OBITUARY Wednesday, April 10, 2002 Van De Loo, Della Margaret (nee De Coster) Kaukauna

    Age 72, passed away peacefully Tuesday morning, April 9, 2002 surrounded by her loving family. Della was a 1948 graduate of St. John High School in Little Chute and worked at S & H Drug Store for several years. A self-taught seamstress, she manufactured and altered bridal dresses out of her Kaukauna home for the Bridal Shop in Appleton. She was also the bookkeeper/secretary for the family-run business, Bob Van De Lee & Sons, Inc. Della was an active member of Holy Cross Catholic Church, where she served on the financial committee for several years and headed various booths at the annual Octoberfest celebrations. She was also a member of the Basket Guild, Quilting Guild and several Quilt-of-the-Month programs. She enjoyed knitting, sewing, quilting, basket weaving, card playing and spoiling the grandchildren. She was the daughter of the late Leonard and Ann (Hietpas) De Coster. On November 22, 1951, Thanksgiving Day, she married Bob Van De Loo at St. John Catholic Church in Little Chute. Thanksgiving Day 2001, they joyfully celebrated 50 wonderful years together. They lived and raised their 11 children on a dairy farm in Kaukauna.

    Her husband, Robert A. survives her along with five sons and six daughters: John (Anne), Paul (Molly), David, Robert J. (Lisa) Van De Loo, all of Kaukauna; Thomas (Eileen Rueden) Van De Loo, Forest Junction; Peggy (Mark) Lasee, Diane (Bart) Meulemans, all of Kaukauna; Mary (Dan) Geurts, Wrightstown; Patti (Marvin) Vosters, Appleton; Judy (Dan) Eiting, De Pere; and Ann (Mike) Ryan, Union Grove; 28 grandchildren: Dawn (Paul) Krause, Paul Lasee, Jim, Sara, Chris, Jake Van De Loo, Tina (Tim) Leick, Shelly Cornelissen, Jolene Rueden, Jenny, Steve, Joe, Adam and Doug Vosters, Nick, Kelly and Curt Eiting, Calvin and Erica Meulemans, Bobbi Jo and Brian Van De Loo, Sandy Van De Loo, Aaron and Claire Ryan, Cindy, Emily, Tony and Scott Van De Loo; and three great-grandchildren; two sisters and four brothers: Marie Sievers, Kimberly; Evelyn (Will) Carlson, Tequesta, Florida; Norbert (Ruth), Jerome (Peggy) and Leo (Beverly) De Coster, all of Little Chute; Mark (Anna) De Coster, Freedom; a brother-in-law, Francis Demerath; and sister-in-law, Ann De Coster. She is further survived by her husband’s family: Theresa (Ves) Van Zeeland, Eunice (Roger) Micke, all of Kaukauna; Mary (Frank) Lamers, Wrightstown; Alice (Jim) Hammen, Little Chute; Sandy (Don) Snelling, Kingston, Texas; Eugene (Lola), Victor (Mary Jane) Van De Loo, all of Kaukauna; Don (Barb) Van De Loo, Oshkosh; several nieces and nephews.

    She was preceded in death by her husband’s parents, Jake and Edna Van De Loo; a brother, Lawrence De Coster; a sister-in-law, Muriel De Coster; and a sister, Lorraine Demerath.

    Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at Holy Cross Catholic Church, Kaukauna with Fr. Jim Lucas officiating. Burial will be in the parish cemetery. Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the Boettcher Family Funeral Home, 2401 Fieldcrest Dr., Kaukauna and after 10 a.m. Friday directly at the church until the time of services. There will be a parish prayer service at 6:30 p.m. Thursday. In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund has been established for the Holy Cross Building Fund. Della never asked for help but gave from her heart. For the city gal that turned farmer, she will be loved and missed by many.
  • Graduation: She graduated from St John High School, Little Chute, in 1948.

Lawrence J DeCoster

M, b. May 6, 1928, d. January 4, 1984

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St John High School Yearbook 1946

Biography

  • Birth: Lawrence J DeCoster was born on May 6, 1928 in Little Chute, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: He was married in 1954.
  • Death: He died on January 4, 1984, at age 55, in Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Burial: He was buried in St Edward Cemetery, Mackville, Wisconsin.
  • Note: SOURCE: APPLETON POST CRESCENT OBITUARY
    Friday, January 6, 1984

    Lawrence J. DeCoster
    1208 Apple Creek Rd.

    Age 55, died at 9:20 p.m. Wednesday, January 4, 1984 following a 15 month illness. He was born May 6, 1928 in Little Chute and was a life long valley resident. He was employed with the Post Corp. for 30 years. Mr. DeCoster was a member of the Appleton Evening Lions Club, the Institute of Newpaper Controllers and Fiance Officers, the Northern Wisconsin Chapter of the National Association of Accountants in which he was a past president, the Fox Valley Golf Club, a Treasurer and Trustee of St. Edward Catholic Church, Mackville, and he also served in the U.S. Army.

    Survivors include his wife, Anna Van Hoof; a daughter, Jean, U.W. Madison; two sons and a daughter in-law, Paul L. and Julie, Appleton; John at home; his father, Leonard, Little Chute; four brothers and three sisters in-law, Norbert and Ruth, Little Chute; Mark and Anna Mae, Freedom; Leo, Darboy; Jerome and Peggy, Little Chute; and four sisters and brother in-law, Lorraine and Francis Demerath, Little Chute; Evelyn and Willard Carlson, Darien, Conneticut; Della and Robert Vande Loo, Kaukauna; Marie and Robert Sievers, Kimberly.

    He was preceded in death by his mother in 1972 and a sister in-law, Muriel in 1983. A memorial mass was held at 10 a.m. Friday at St. Edward Catholic Church, Mackville, with the Rev. Leroy Hogen officiating. There will be a memorial mass at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at St. John Catholic Church, Little Chute with the Rev. Leroy Hogen officiating. There will be no visitation at the funeral home. Friends will be recieved one half hour before the service at the church. The body will be cremated. The Verkuilen Funeral Home assisted the family with arrangements.
  • Graduation: He graduated from St John High School, Little Chute, in 1946.

Jerome George DeCoster

M, b. February 15, 1937, d. October 31, 2010

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Biography

  • Birth: Jerome George DeCoster was born on February 15, 1937 in Little Chute, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: He died on October 31, 2010, at age 73.
  • Burial: He was buried in St John Cemetery, Little Chute, Wisconsin, New/12/203.
  • Note: Jerome De Coster, 73, Little Chute, passed away peacefully with his family by his side Sunday, October 31, 2010. He was born February 15, 1937, in Little Chute son of Leonard and Anna (Hietpas) De Coster. Jerome married Margaret J. Lewandowski on June 29, 1963, at St. Mary Catholic Church, Kaukauna, celebrating 47 years of marriage together. Mr. De Coster was a member of St. John Nepomucene Catholic Church, Little Chute. He was also a member of Jacob Coppus American Legion Post #258, Little Chute. He was employed at Thilmany’s and was an original owner of Valley Liquor Mart in Little Chute. Jerome was a devoted and loving husband, father, grandfather and friend who took great pride in everything he did, particularly in taking care of those he loved. His loved ones will miss his compassion, sarcastic wit and understanding. Jerome loved the outdoors and very much enjoyed hunting, fishing, cooking out, yard work, and taking his family to the lake for memorable vacations. His dedication to his close relationships will always be valued by his family, who remains remarkably close because of the things he taught them about love, forgiveness and understanding. He was passionate about his family remaining close and always provided the space and love necessary for them to get together for family gatherings, which occur every Sunday after church, on holidays, and for special cookouts. His close friends, who were there until the end, will also miss his devotion to relationships and their 53 years of attending Packer games together.
    Jerome is survived by his wife, Margaret “Peg”; children: Sara (Andy) Romenesko, Kimberly; Debbie (Greg) Elrick, Kimberly; Sheila De Coster, Little Chute; Darci (Jason) Leicht, Little Chute; Dr. Stacy De Coster (James Canina), Cary, North Carolina; Jesse De Coster (Melissa Schuh), Appleton; Jenny (Patrick) Heuring, Kimberly; grandchildren: Molly Romenesko, Margaret and Michael Elrick, Sam De Coster, Paxton, Greta and Nelli Leicht, Eddie and Vinnie Heuring; 3 step grandchildren; Jason Leicht, Molly and Emma Canina; special grandbaby Eleanor De Coster Canina to make her big arrival November 7, 2010; special nephew, Matt McCarty; very special friends Jardy and Mary Kostka; brothers and sisters: Norbert (Ruth) De Coster, Little Chute; Evelyn Carlson, Florida; Marie Sievers, Kimberly; Leo (Bev) De Coster, New London; brothers-and sisters-in-law: Robert and Therese Vande Loo, Kaukauna; Anna De Coster, Freedom; Ann De Coster, Little Chute; Bonnie (Bill) Fisch Leonard, Appleton; Joseph (Joan) Lewandowski, Kaukauna; Sue Niesen, Menasha; Jane Lewandowski, Menasha; Mary (Dr. Jerrald) Heindel, Raleigh, North Carolina; Jackie (Mike) Reardon, Kaukauna; Scott Lewandowski, Fond du Lac; Debbie Brill, Kaukauna.
    He was preceded in death by his parents, Leonard and Anna De Coster; father-and mother-in-law, Joseph and Freda (Krablean) Lewandowski; brothers, sisters and brothers-and sisters-in-law: Lorraine (Francis) Demerath; Willard Carlson; Della Vande Loo; Mark De Coster; Robert Sievers; Lawrence De Coster; Muriel De Coster; Jim Fisch; Joan (Richard) McCarty; Tom Niesen; John “Dan” Lewandowski.
    Funeral services will be held at 5:00 p.m. Thursday, November 4, 2010, at St. John Nepomucene Catholic Church, 323 S. Pine St., Little Chute with Msgr. James Vanden Hogan officiating. Interment will be in St. John Cemetery, Little Chute. Visitation will be from 3:00 p.m. Thursday at the church until the time of the mass. Military honors will be performed by members of the Jacob Coppus American Legion Post #258, Little Chute following the mass. In lieu of flowers a memorial has been established for St. John Food Pantry.
    Jerome’s family wishes to thank Msgr. James Vanden Hogan, Fr. Raphael Chiaka, and the Martha Siekman Center and staff for their wonderful care and compassion.
  • Note: Jerome George DeCoster
    Grandpa
    February 15, 1937 - October 31, 2010

    On February 15, 1937 my grandpa was born. His parents are Leonard and Anna DeCoster. He was the youngest of nine kids, they are: Lorraine, Norbert, Evelyn, Della, Lawrence, Mark, Marie, Leo, and my Grandpa Jerry.

    When my grandpa was a baby, his oldest sister Lorraine quit school to stay home and help their mom with the house work and caring for the younger kids. She especially loved taking care of my grandpa, since he was her baby brother! She died of cancer on the same day as my grandpa, Sunday, October 31, except 11 years earlier.

    When my grandpa finished high school he went to the army for four years, then he came home and he got a job at Thilmany Pulp and Paper Company in Kaukauna.
    In 1962 my grandma and grandpa met. Then on June 29, 1963 they got married at St. Mary's church in Kaukauna. They lived in an apartment in Little Chute for less than a year after they were married. When their oldest daughter (my mom) was about two weeks old, they moved into their brand new house in Little Chute where they lived their whole married lives. My grandma still lives there.
    My grandpa only lived in three different houses his whole life. He grew up on Depot Street in Little Chute, when they were just married, they rented an apartment in Little Chute for a short time, then, they moved to their brand new house on Lilac Lane in Little Chute.

    They had seven kids: Sara born on May 9, 1964, Debbie born on August 8, 1965, Sheila born on July 13, 1967, Darci born on February 17, 1969, Stacy born on April 21, 1970, Jesse born on March 2, 1974, and Jenny born on April 18, 1975. In addition to having seven kids of their own, my grandpa and grandma also had their nephew Matt come to live in their home from when he was in eighth grade until he graduated from high school and went to the army.

    In 1973 my grandpa and his brother Leo opened Valley Liquor Mart on Main Street in Little Chute. Besides working at Thilmany's full time he also worked at Valley Liquor every day until they sold it in 1985.
    My grandpa loved taking the whole family up north for at least one week in the summer. They always rented a cottage somewhere, until my grandma's sister built a cottage close to Wild Rose. With them having the cottage, they could go up north a little more often and use that cottage. It was fun for swimming, canoeing and fishing.
    My grandpa loved all the holidays and having everyone come to their house. He especially loved Christmas, Easter, Fourth of July, Thanksgiving, and Halloween. Even for holidays like Labor Day and Memorial Day he would have the whole family over for cook-outs. Actually, there was nothing he loved more than having the whole family come over to their house. He was so proud of all his kids and grandkids!
    My grandpa was also a huge Green Bay Packer fan. My grandpa and three of his high school friends had season tickets for over 50 years. They went to the games no matter what. He has gone to Packer games in ice storms and horrible snow storms!

    On September 3, 2010, my grandpa was diagnosed with Melanoma and by the time he was diagnosed, it had spread to his whole body. On Sunday, October 31, 2010, we all had to say goodbye to my grandpa and he went to Heaven. We all miss him so much.

    Story

    My grandma and grandpa had a neighbor that had a pet beagle named Charlie Goober. My mom and her sisters were so afraid of that dog. Every once in a while, Charlie Goober would use his nose to somehow get the sliding door open at his house and he would get loose. Of course when the DeCoster girls new the dog was loose, they would all run in the house until the dog got back home and tied up. At night, after baths were done and everyone was in their pajamas, my grandpa would lay on the living room floor and play with all the kids. Instead of airplane rides, he would put his feet in the air and one kid at a time would lay on them. He would tell them Charlie Goober was coming, so with their feet hanging out, they would "run" in the air to get away from Charlie Goober!

    Molly Romenesko, 2012.

Robert W Sievers

M, b. December 20, 1929, d. April 3, 1992

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Biography

  • Birth: Robert W Sievers was born on December 20, 1929 in Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: He and Marie Jane DeCoster were married on October 20, 1956.
  • Death: Robert W Sievers died on April 3, 1992, at age 62, in Kimberly, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Burial: He was buried in Highland Memorial Park, Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Note: SOURCE: APPLETON POST CRESCENT OBITUARY
    Sunday, April 5, 1992

    Robert W. Sievers
    728 Kuborn Ave.
    Kimberly

    Age 62, died Friday, April 3, 1992. He was born December 20, 1929, in Appleton, the son of Leo and Luella [Salzman] Sievers. Bob served with the U.S. Nayv during the Korean conflict. He had been employed at Thilmany Pulp and Paper Co. for 36 years, retiring in March 1991. He is a member of the Holy Name Catholic Church.

    He is survived by his wife of 35 years, marie [De Coster[ Sievers; his mother, Luella [Sievers] Mueller, Oshkosh; three sons and two daughters in-law, Don and Joanne Sievers, Little Chute, Daavid Sievers, Beloit, and his fiancee Lori Schwartz, Waupaca, Bruce and Jill Sievers of Pella, Iowa; a daughter and son in-law, Caro and Paul Romenesko, Little Chute; five grandchildren, Angela, Nicole, Stephanie and Rebecca Sievers and Samuel Romenesko; a brother and sister in-law, Jim and Polly Sievers, Thermopolis, Wyoming. He is further survived by his wife's brothers and sisters, Lorraine and Francis Demerath, Norbert and Ruth De Coster, Leo and Beverly De Coster, Jerome and Peggy De Coster, all of Little Chute, Della and Robert VanDeLoo, Kaukauna, Mark and Ann Mae De Coster, Freedom, Evelyn and Willard Carlson, South Carolina, Ann De Coster, Appleton.

    He was preceded in death by his father, Leo Sievers, and his step-father, Karl Mueller. Funeral services will be at 6 p.m. Monday at Holy Name Catholic Church, Kimberly, with Fr. Bob Lexa officiating. Burial will be in Highland Memorial Park.
    Friends may call at the Jansen-Fargo Funeral Home, 204 E. Kimberly Ave., from 2:30 p.m. on Monday until the cortege leaves for the church. There will be a parish prayer service 3:30 p.m. Monday.

Francis Joseph Demerath

M, b. May 22, 1920, d. February 26, 2008

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St John High School Yearbook, 1938

Biography

  • Birth: Francis Joseph Demerath was born on May 22, 1920 in Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: He and Lorraine Mary DeCoster were married on August 22, 1956 in St John Nepomucene Church, Little Chute, Wisconsin.
  • Death: Francis Joseph Demerath died on February 26, 2008, at age 87, in Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Burial: He was buried in St John Cemetery, Little Chute, Wisconsin, New/5/42/3-4.
  • Note: February 28, 2008

    Demerath, Francis J. "Shorty"
    Francis "Shorty" Demerath, age 87, passed away Tuesday, February 26, 2008, at St. Elizabeth Hospital, Appleton. He was born March 22, 1920, in Appleton, the son of Frank and Anna (Koestler) Demerath. On August 22, 1956, he married Lorraine DeCoster at St. John Catholic Church in Little Chute and she preceded him in death October 31, 1999. He was a graduate of the University of Marquette College of Engineering and was a member of Tau Beta Pi, the National All Engineering Honor Society, along with their alumni association. Mr. Demerath was employed at Kimberly Clark Corporation as a mechanical design engineer in Kimberly and Neenah until retiring in 1985. He was a past member of Fox Valley Golf Course and Heart of the Valley Golden K. He served as President and Lieutenant Governor for Golden K. He was a lifelong member of St. John Catholic Church where he was a dedicated volunteer at the St. John Food Pantry and as an usher, lector and commentator. He had a devout dedication to his Catholic faith and his family. Francis enjoyed woodworking and gardening and traveling with his wife. In the past several years, he became quite the cook and baker. He enjoyed having people over for meals or making baked goods for them. Annual family get-togethers up north were a highlight. He loved fishing and watching his grandkids have fun together.

    He is survived by four daughters: Clare (Mike) Cloghessy, Gardiner, Montana; Joan (Mark) Bouman, Cambodia; Katie (Greg) Albers, Little Chute; Lucy (Gene) Wyka, Grafton; two sons, Nick (Mary), Little Chute; Luke (Cassie), Kimberly; 18 grandchildren: Sam, Mitchell and Monica Cloghessy; Andrew and Nicholas Bouman; Alexandra, Charlie and Jed Albers; Joe, Nate and Liana Wyka; Dominic, James, Jordan and Kevin Demerath; and Kathryn, Elizabeth and Will Demerath; five brothers: Joe, Mike (Dee), Peter (Gerry), Leon (Rosalie) and Al; two sisters: Theresa Sears and Betty (Dave) Maas; several brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law and numerous nieces and nephews.

    He was preceded in death by his loving wife, Lorraine, five sisters: Edith (Russ) Fulcer, Rita (Leo) Bogenschultz, Mary (Elmer) VanderWyst, Ann (Earl) Van Hammond and Gloria (infant sister) as well as his sisters and brother in-law Jan Demerath, Ray Sears and Elly Demerath and other relatives.

    Funeral services will be held at 11:30 a.m. Saturday, March 1, 2008, at St. John Nepomucene Catholic Church, Little Chute, with Fr. James Hablewitz officiating. Interment will be in St. John Cemetery, Little Chute. Friends may call at the church from 9 a.m. Saturday until the time of the mass. A memorial fund has been established in his name.

    The family wishes to thank the staff of St. Paul Villa, Kaukauna. A special thanks to Dr. Alan Cherkasky and his staff for all their years of dedicated care.

    Verkuilen Funeral Home

    & Cremation Services

    Little Chute 920-788-3321.
  • Graduation: He graduated from St John High School, Little Chute, in 1938.

Willard E Carlson

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Robert A VandeLoo

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Gary Sylvester Evers

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Diann Vosters

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  • Descendant of an Immigrant on: America
  • Descendant of an Immigrant on: Maria Magdalena

Sherry Ann Hietpas

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  • Descendant of an Immigrant on: America
  • Descendant of an Immigrant on: Maria Magdalena

Bruce Anthony Jansen

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Family 2: Jolyne Unknown

  • Descendant of an Immigrant on: Maria Magdalena

Vicki Hietpas

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Family 2: Jay Biersteker

  • Descendant of an Immigrant on: America
  • Descendant of an Immigrant on: Maria Magdalena

Mark A Langenhuizen

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Family 2: LuAnn Schmidt

Bruce Michae Hietpas

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Family: Diane Mary VanHandel

  • Descendant of an Immigrant on: America
  • Descendant of an Immigrant on: Maria Magdalena

Daniel Henry Hietpas

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Jane Marie Hietpas

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Mervin P Weyenberg

M, b. March 3, 1912, d. November 23, 1958

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Biography

  • Birth: Mervin P Weyenberg was born on March 3, 1912 in Freedom, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: He and Myrtle M Moser were married on July 20, 1933.
  • Death: Mervin P Weyenberg died on November 23, 1958, at age 46, in Pulaski, Brown Co, Wisconsin.
  • Burial: He was buried in St Nicholas Cemetery, Freedom, Wisconsin.
  • Note: SOURCE: APPLETON POST CRESCENT OBITUARY

    Wednesday, November 24, 2958
    HUNTER COLLAPSES, DIES ON TRIP HOME

    Mervin P. Weyenberg, 46, town of Freedom, route 4, Appleton, died of a heart attack about 6 PM Sunday in Pulaski while returning from a hunting trip with friends. The group was stopped at a service station in Pulaski when Weyenberg collapsed and died. He was born May 3, 1912, in the town of Freedom. He worked at the Miller Electric Co. in Appleton for the last seven years.

    Funeral services will be at 10 AM Wednesday at St. Nicholas Catholic Church, Freedom, with burial in the parish cemetery. Friends may call at the Greenwood Funeral Home, Kaukauna, after 7 PM tonight. The rosary will be recited at 8 PM tonight and Thursday at the funeral home.

    Survivors include his widow; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Weyenberg, Freedom; three sons, James, Freedom, Roy and Thomas at home; four daughters, Mrs. Carl Hietpas, and Mrs. Lawrence Dietrick, both of Little Chute, Mary Ann and Carol, both at home; four brothers, Ray, Kimberly, Eugene, Orville and Clyde, all of Freedom; three sisters, Mrs. Theodore Van Dyke and Mrs. Leon Spletter, both of Appleton, and Mrs. Albert Stephani, Black Creek; and four grandchildren.

Myrtle M Moser

F, b. July 27, 1914, d. September 25, 1988

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Family 1: Donald J Vandehey (b. September 6, 1916, d. April 13, 1991)

Biography

  • Birth: Myrtle M Moser was born on July 27, 1914 in Hartford, Washington Co, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: She and Mervin P Weyenberg were married on July 20, 1933.
  • Death: Myrtle M Moser died on September 25, 1988, at age 74, in Kimberly, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Burial: She was buried in St Nicholas Cemetery, Freedom, Wisconsin.
  • Note: SOURCE: APPLETON POST CRESCENT OBITUARY

    Tuesday, September 26, 1989

    Mrs. Donald Vandehey
    (Myrtle Moser Weyenberg)
    525 E. Maes Ave., Kimberly

    Age 75, slept peacefully away Monday September 25, 1989 at her home. She was born July 27. 1914, in Hartford, Wi., the daughter of the late Willard and Della (Gonnering) Moser. For the past 28 years, she was married to Donald Vandehey; prior to that she was married to Mervin Weyenberg and that marriage was blessed with seven children. She was a member of Holy Name Catholic Church and had been a past volunteer who took care of the altar. Myrtle was aslo a member of American Legion Auxiliary Unit 60, the Kimberly Golden Agers, the Catholic Knights, and the 3rd Order of St. Francis.

    Survivors include her husband, Donald; ten children; Lois and Carl Hietpas, Little Chute; Jim and Janet Weyenberg, Freedom; Dolly and Larry Diedrick, Combined Locks; Roy and Kathy Weyenberg, Appleton; Mary Ann and Ken Vander Wielen, Menasha; Tom and Carol Weyenberg, Kimberly; Carol and Gary Micke, Freedom; Dick Vandehey, Kimberly; David and Jacci Vandehey, Kimberly; Mark and Pat Vandehey, Kimberly; 39 grandchildren; 15 great grandchildren; three brothers and three sisters in-law; William and Lucille Moser, Little Chute; Lloyd and Dalores Moser, Freedom; Ralph and Rosie Moser, Kimberly; two sisters and two brothers in -law; Mary and Paul Plamann, Appleton; Jen and Ernie Vosters, Kimberly.

    She was preceded in death by her first husband, Mervin in 1958; a daughter, Mary Lou Vandehey in 1966; and a great grandchild, Amanda Reinke, in 1988.The funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, September 27, 1989, at Holy Name Catholic Church, Kimberly, with Father Ronald Lhotte officiating. Burial will be in St. Nicholas Cemetery, Freedom. Friends may call at the Jansen-Fargo Funeral Home, 204 E. Kimberly Ave., Kimberly, from 4 to 9 p.m. Tuesday (tonight), and after 8:30 a.m. Wednesday until cortege leaves for the church. The American Legion Auxiliary will meet at 7 p.m., and the parish prayer service will be at 8 p.m. Tuesday evening (tonight). A memorial has been established.

James William Weyenberg

M, b. September 21, 1935, d. February 25, 2015

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Biography

  • Birth: James William Weyenberg was born on September 21, 1935 in Freedom, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: He and Janet Marie Meulemans were married on June 2, 1955 in St Nicholas Church, Freedom, Wisconsin.
  • Death: James William Weyenberg died on February 25, 2015, at age 79.
  • Burial: He was buried in St Nicholas Cemetery, Freedom, Wisconsin.
  • Note: James William "Jim" Weyenberg

    James W. "Jim" Weyenberg, 79, of Freedom, passed away unexpectedly at his home on Wednesday, February 25, 2015, with his loving wife at his side. He was born on September 21, 1935, in Freedom, son of the late Mervin and Myrtle (Moser) Weyenberg. On June 2, 1955, Jim married his grade school sweetheart Janet Meulemans at St. Nicholas Catholic Church, Freedom. Together they celebrated 59 years of marriage.

    He retired in 1994 after 40 years with Miller Electric. He also served in the Wisconsin National Guard for several years. Jim was a lifelong member of St. Nicholas, where he was a lector and also served mass for funerals. He loved playing cards, teaching all of his grandkids how to play cribbage. He even had two perfect hands dealt to him by his son-in-law Randy. Jim greatly enjoyed fishing and hunting with his son Scott, his brothers Roy and Tom and their sons. He also liked horseshoes, gardening and spending time at their cottage in Mountain. Most of all, he cherished time with his wife, children, grandchildren, great grandchildren and siblings. Jim's giving spirit along with his witty sense of humor, will be truly missed. He was the bedrock of the family and a role model for many. He was genuinely concerned for others, always providing help and support.

    Jim is survived by his loving wife, Janet; his children: Sandy (Tom) Vanden Hoogen, Connie (Tom) Reinke, Lori (Randy) Van Camp and Scott (Lori) Weyenberg; grandchildren: Stacy (Shawn) Wiedenhaupt, Travis and Tyler Carney, Tammi and Brian Reinke, Brooke Weyenberg and Myranda Lope; step grandchildren: Chad (Christine), Brett and Tamra Vanden Hoogen; great grandchildren: Ryan, Dylan, Ella and Ally; siblings: Lois (Carl) Hietpas, Dolly (Ed) Gerhartz, Roy (Katherine) Weyenberg, Mary Ann (Ken) Vander Wielen, Tom (Carol) Weyenberg and Carol (Gary) Micke; step brothers: David (Jacci) Vandehey and Mark (Pat) Vandehey; Janet's siblings: Lois Mc Morrow, Barbara (Tom) Elliott, Joan Frederickson, Gary (Janice) Meulemans and Jim (Kay) Meulemans; Godchildren: Carol Micke, Jerry Hietpas, Jessie Lenz, Laureen Cherkasky, Doug Frederickson and Sarah Janssen; and many other family members and friends.

    Jim was preceded in death by his parents; step dad, Don Vandehey; mother and father-in-law, Ruth and Ted Meulemans; granddaughter, Amanda Reinke; brothers-in-law: Larry Diedrick, Fritz Frederickson and Thomas Mc Morrow; sister-in-law, Karlene Janssen; step siblings: Mary Lou Vandehey and Dick Vandehey.

    Funeral services will be held at 12:00 noon on Monday, March 2, 2015, at St. Nicholas Catholic Church, W2037 County Road S, Freedom, with Fr. Walter Stumpf officiating. Visitation will take place directly at the church on Sunday, March 1, 2015, from 4:00-7:00 p.m., with a parish prayer service at 7:00. Visitation will continue on Monday at the church from 10:00 a.m. until the time of Mass. For online condolences, please visit www.verkuilenfh.com. A memorial fund will be established.

    The Weyenberg family would like to extend a special thank you to the Freedom first responders for their compassionate care.

Delores M (Dolly) Weyenberg

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Family: Lawrence G Diedrick (b. January 19, 1936, d. December 14, 2010)