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Mathijs Rooijakkers

M, b. circa 1800, d. September 12, 1859

Parents

Family: Johanna Sanders (b. circa 1805)

Biography

  • Birth: Mathijs Rooijakkers was born circa 1800.
  • Death: He died on September 12, 1859 in Son en Breugel, Noord Brabant, Netherlands.

Johanna Sanders

F, b. circa 1805

Parents

Family: Mathijs Rooijakkers (b. circa 1800, d. September 12, 1859)

Biography

  • Birth: Johanna Sanders was born circa 1805.

Sophia Sanders

F, b. April 14, 1870, d. August 28, 1872

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Biography

  • Birth: Sophia Sanders was born on April 14, 1870 in DePere, Brown Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: She died on August 28, 1872, at age 2, in DePere, Brown Co, Wisconsin.

John Sanders

M, b. October 28, 1871, d. August 28, 1872

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Biography

  • Birth: John Sanders was born on October 28, 1871 in DePere, Brown Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: He died on August 28, 1872, at age 0, in DePere, Brown Co, Wisconsin.

Francis L Sanders

M, b. April 23, 1875, d. December 19, 1933

Parents

Family: Mary J Protivinsky (b. circa 1875)

Biography

  • Birth: Francis L Sanders was born on April 23, 1875 in David City, Butler Co, Nebraska.
  • Marriage: He and Mary J Protivinsky were married on August 17, 1897 in Atkinson, Holt Co, Nebraska.
  • Death: Francis L Sanders died on December 19, 1933, at age 58, in Stanford, Judith Basin Co, Montana.

Mary J Protivinsky

F, b. circa 1875

Family: Francis L Sanders (b. April 23, 1875, d. December 19, 1933)

Biography

  • Birth: Mary J Protivinsky was born circa 1875.
  • Marriage: She and Francis L Sanders were married on August 17, 1897 in Atkinson, Holt Co, Nebraska.

Joseph Sanders

M, b. January 23, 1879, d. February 20, 1882

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Biography

  • Birth: Joseph Sanders was born on January 23, 1879 in David City, Butler Co, Nebraska.
  • Death: He died on February 20, 1882, at age 3, in David City, Butler Co, Nebraska.

Kathleen Susan Balch

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David Korth

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Parents

Family: Deborah L Friebel (b. March 9, 1957, d. October 16, 2016)

Nancy Mae Kofler

F, b. October 21, 1934, d. January 30, 2018

Biography

  • Birth: Nancy Mae Kofler was born on October 21, 1934 in Milwaukee, Milwaukee Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: She died on January 30, 2018, at age 83.
  • Note: “Hi, it’s only me” were always the first words from Nancy in voicemails to her children. They’re the most understated words ever. Nancy was humble to a fault, and was in fact the greatest influence and the “glue” that held the family together that now includes 8 children, 23 grandchildren, 25 great grandchildren, 2 great-great grandchildren, and many spouses.

    Nancy passed away on January 30, 2018, after trying hard to battle back from a recent stroke and dealing with a very frail heart, at the age of 83. She was born in Milwaukee, WI on October 21, 1934 to Matt and Bea Kofler.

    After marrying her high school sweet heart John and starting their family in Rhinelander, the family moved to Appleton in 1963. Despite a tight budget and large family, Nancy was the one that made sure her children sat for all meals together, were taken care of, and never wanted for anything. She was a genius at stretching dollars to feed the family of 10, and making Christmases, birthdays and family events so memorable. She was a homemaker while the children were young, helping to shape her feisty daughter and her 7 competitive boys to be respectful, grateful, and caring people. Nancy later enjoyed 20 years of employment at K-Mart.

    Through her life, Nancy stayed on top of all her family’s activities, attending thousands of sporting events. She was often the loudest spectator, barking out in support of children and grandchildren. Referees didn’t want to mess with Nancy if she thought there was injustice to her family. This past year she even made the 13 hour drive to Nebraska to watch Grandson Matthew play college basketball. She was the greatest fan!
    Nancy loved her large family and lived by example, being determined yet compassionate through life. She was always up for a challenge, from planning family dinners for 50, to quitting smoking without hesitation years ago, and completing a marathon at age 60, she could do anything. And she made it a point to purchase Christmas gifts for every grandchild until they were on their own. She was famous for her ‘clickety-click’ knitting speed, producing an amazing supply of slippers, mittens, and throws. Her mind was sharp to the end…she could even recite the names of all 50 grand and great-grandchildren!

    Nancy is survived by her children: Cindy (Scott) Shupp, John (Nancy) Reader, Rob (Sue) Reader, Mike (Michelle) Reader, Steve (Jody) Reader, Dave (Elyn) Reader, Tom (Mary) Reader, Rick (Julie) Reader; and her many grandchildren and their spouses; as well as her sister: Janet Mangerson; and brothers: Tom (Mary Ann) Kofler, and Jim (Bonnie) Kofler.

    Nancy was preceded in death by her husband of 65 years, John, her parents, her brother-in-law: Jud Mangerson, and son-in-law Greg Siebers.
    Thank you Mom for doing it all and keeping us so tight as a family. We all know your voicemail of “It’s only me” isn’t accurate; it’s really “only because of you.” And don’t worry mom, we’ll all remember to ‘be careful’ whenever we travel. We know that’s what you wanted.

    The Reader Family wants to especially thank the staff at ThedaCare Regional Medical Center, Appleton for their wonderful care.
    The funeral liturgy Mass will be at 4:00 pm, on Friday, February 16, 2018, at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 410 W. Lawrence St., Appleton, with Fr. Jim Leary, O.F.M. Cap. officiating. Visitation will be at the church on Friday from at 2:00 p.m. until the time of the Mass. In lieu of flowers, a donation to mom’s favorite charity, St. Jude Children Hospital, c/o: The Nancy Reader Memorial Fund, is appreciated. http://giftfunds.stjude.org/nancyreader.

Rhonda Phillips

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Family: William Voss

William Voss

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Tina Phillips

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Chet Phillips

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Tim Willilam Phillips

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Elizabeth Anne Prink

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Kurt Schultz

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Toni Schultz

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Mark Shepherd

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Family: Toni Schultz

Teri Schultz

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Mark Woessner

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Family: Teri Schultz

Sylvester Hanson

M, b. October 3, 1922, d. July 2, 2001

Family: Ruth Giesen (b. May 22, 1922, d. June 23, 1981)

Biography

  • Birth: Sylvester Hanson was born on October 3, 1922.
  • Death: He died on July 2, 2001, at age 78.

William G Mayer

M, b. May 10, 1934, d. May 10, 2010

Parents

Biography

  • Birth: William G Mayer was born on May 10, 1934 in Fond du Lac, Fond du lac Co, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: He was married on October 19, 1957.
  • Death: He died on May 10, 2010, at age 76.
  • Burial: He was buried in St Margaret Mary Cemetery, Neenah, Wisconsin.
  • Note: On his birthday, May 10, 2010, Bill died after suffering a massive heart attack. He was born in Fond du Lac, the son of Claude and Kathro (Becker) Mayer, and spent the rest of his life living in Menasha. He attended St. Patrick's Grade School and graduated from St. Mary's High School.

    Bill joined the Marine Corps after high school — he was very proud to be a Marine and serve his country. He loved the Corps and was enlisted for three years.

    On October 19, 1957, he married his friend, his soul mate, and the love of his life, Jan Wingrove, and together they shared 52 years. Bill worked in the insurance business for his father until 1976 when he started his own agency. He and Jan ran the agency until their retirement in 2006.

    He was a member of the Menasha-Neenah Elks, Germania, the Catholic Knights, and the Eagles. He served on the Menasha Planning Committee and the Board of Review for many years.

    Survivors include his beloved wife, Jan; three sons: Timothy Mayer, Appleton; Tracy (Barb) Mayer, Menasha; and Eric (Adina) Mayer, Neenah; two daughters: Molly (Brian) Becker, Neenah; and Ann Mayer, Appleton; there are five grandchildren: Allison, Eric, Emily and Alec Becker, Neenah, and William Zuleger, Appleton; four step-grandchildren: Brandon Dutter, Green Bay, Carissa Holewinski, and Anaisa and Hayden Nagy, Neenah; a sister, Ann (Edward) Stotesbery, Eagan, MN; and two brothers: John (Sandy) Mayer, Kaukauna; and Dick (Judy) Mayer, Omaha, NE. His two faithful Scotties, Ally Mae and Lucy Pie, will miss him dearly.

    The Funeral Mass for Bill will be celebrated Friday, May 14, 2010, 10:30 a.m., at St. Mary Catholic Church, 312 So. State St., Appleton, with Fr. David Pleier and Deacon Jerry Schraufnagel officiating. Visitation will begin at 9 a.m. Friday until the hour of mass at the church. Interment will be in St. Margaret Cemetery, Neenah. In lieu of flowers, a memorial is being established in Bill's honor.

    Once a Marine,

    always a Marine.

    Semper Fi

    "He was my North, my

    South, my East, my West,

    My working week and my

    Sunday rest,

    My noon, my midnight,

    My talk, my song"

    He was the best of me-

    He always made me

    laugh

    W.H. Auden

    Love you, Jan.

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