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Willem Hermans

M, b. circa 1800

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Biography

  • Birth: Willem Hermans was born circa 1800 in Horst, Limburg, Netherlands.

Agnes Hermans

F, b. circa 1795

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  • Birth: Agnes Hermans was born circa 1795 in Horst, Limburg, Netherlands.

JoAnn Theresa Jobelius

F, b. December 30, 1934, d. July 20, 2000

Parents

Family: James Arthur Manser (b. December 16, 1931, d. May 1, 2000)

Biography

  • Birth: JoAnn Theresa Jobelius was born on December 30, 1934 in Green Bay, Brown Co, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: She and James Arthur Manser were married on October 3, 1959 in Green Bay, Brown Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: JoAnn Theresa Jobelius died on July 20, 2000, at age 65.
  • Note: Biography of Jo Ann Theresa Manser (12/30/34 - 7120100)
    My dad's mother
    By: Noah Manser
    10/10/2010
    My grandma on my dad's side of the family is Jo Ann Manser. Everyone who knew her
    well, called her Jo. She was named after one ofthe girls in the book, Little Women, by
    Louisa May Alcott. I barely knew my grandmother, since she died when I was just under
    2 years old. My parents tell me that she really loved me. I was her first and as it turns
    out only grandson.
    Grandma Jo was born in the town of Preble (Green Bay, WI) to her parents, Warren and
    Julia (Heim) Jobelius on Dec 30, 1934. Grandma Jo was the 3 rd of 5 daughters that her
    parents had. The other sisters are some ofmy great aunts. They are Bernice (married to
    James Clark), Rita (Married to Al Grzienski), Carol (Married to Peter Edges) and the
    youngest, Charlotte (married to Duaine Ascher).
    Vhen my grandma was very young she lived with her grandparents on a farm for a few
    years, because her mom, Julia, my great grandmother was very sick with TB. After a few
    years she got better and all the family was reunited.
    My mom's dad, Warren Jobelius, worked for the Green Bay and Western Railroad. He
    started on the track crew and worked repairing the steam engines. Eventually, he became
    the head ofthe crews who built and maintained all the train bridges on the railroad. His
    job kept him on the road most ofthe year.
    Times were hard and with 5 girls, my great grandparents needed the girls to work in order
    to help support the family. The three oldest sisters, including my grandma Jo, all went to
    school only thru the 8 th grade. They all went to St. Peter and Paul School in Green Bay.
    After 8 th grade graduation each of the girls got a fulltime job. My grandma Jo's first
    regular job was working in the laundry at St. Mary's Hospital in Green Bay. After a
    couple of years, she was picked to move into becoming a switchboard operator. She did
    that job for about 6 years.
    In the meanwhile, my grandma Jo, hung out with friends and dated. One day, she was
    asked to go on a double date with her friend. Her friend was dating a man who worked
    for the Green Bay and Western railroad. This man had a friend who was a young railroad
    engineer and was single. Together, the four of them went out socially a few times and
    until a romance started with my grandma Jo and her date, James Manser. They dated for
    about a year and became engaged in the summer of 1959. My grandma Jo was in a big
    hurry to get married, so she planned a wedding quickly and on Oct. 3 rd 1959, my
    grandma Jo, married my grandpa Jim at St. Peter and Paul Church. They had a small
    wedding reception and went on a honeymoon to Milwaukee and Chicago.
    Grandma Jo setup her first apartment on Cass S1. in Green Bay. Grandpa Jim worked for
    the railroad hauling freight trains to the car ferry in Kewaunee and over to the paper mills
    in Wisconsin Rapids. My grandpa always loved trains and loved his job. Within a year
    of getting married, grandma Jo had her first baby. The baby is my uncle Michael James
    Manser. He was born in June of 1960. About three years later, her daughter, Ann Marie
    Manser was born. Then two years later, my dad, John Alfred Manser was born on Dec.
    4, 1965. My grandma Jo now had 3 children under 6 years old at home, and a husband
    who was gone for long stretches at a time while working on the railroad. Grandma Jo
    asked her husband Grandpa Jim to look for different work that would keep him closer to
    home, to help her raise the family. Grandpa Jim didn't like the idea of giving up his
    career which he loved, but agreed that it was best if he was around to help her raise the
    children. He took a series ofjobs that eventually lead to working at Schreiber Cheese for
    about 10 years.
    In the meanwhile, grandma Jo setup house in a small two bedroom rental at 1071 St. Paul
    St. in Green Bay. The kids grew and went to school at Norwood School and the family
    attended church at S1. Joseph's on 12 th S1. in Green Bay. Grandma Jo cleaned houses on
    the side to make extra money. She was always trying to figure out away to make the
    limited money the family had, stretch farther. Grandma Jo befriended her neighbors and
    was always willing to help anyone, if she could.
    Grandma Jo was blessed with patience, which she needed with three children and a
    husband who didn't like his factory job. Grandma Jo liked to draw, paint and do
    needlework. Grandma Jo made hundreds ofhomemade Christmas ornaments over the
    years, some of which still hang on our Christmas tree every year.
    However, she struggled helping her kids with their school work. She only had an 8th
    grade education and did not read or write very well. My dad and aunt say that she did the
    best she could with the education she had.
    When my dad and his brother and sister got a little older, grandma Jo took a job cleaning
    a doctors office that was just a couple of blocks from their small house. She would clean
    the office, every night after it closed. Grandma Jo loved working outside the house and
    she was loved by the doctors and the other employees she worked with.
    When my dad was in middle school, grandpa Jim lost his job, when the swiss cheese line
    was closed at Schreibers. After a year or so of looking for other work, grandpa Jim
    started working at the Green Bay Police Department as a custodian and managing the
    departments firing ranges for the police officers.
    As my dad and his older brother and sister reached high school, life was settling in well.
    The family moved to a larger 3 bedroom rentaL When they moved it was hard on
    grandma Jo because she left her neighbor friends and being closed to her work, which
    was important because grandma Jo didn't ever learn to drive. Instead she had to take a
    bus and transfer downtown to get to her daily part-time job, cleaning the doctors office.
    The move to a new place was important because the family needed more space and the
    house they were living in was sold by the landlord.
    My grandma 10 and grandpa Jim both smoked cigarettes most oft.~ir lives. This choice
    would haunt them as they got older. Grandma Jo was the first to have health problems.
    She had a heart attack when she was in her late 40's. She recovered, however a few years
    later she found out she had breast cancer. She had surgery and went thru chemotherapy.
    Over time she improved. The doctors told her she couldn't smoke anymore.
    Grandma Jo poured her energy into helping to raise her first grandchild, Sarah Lynn
    Ploecklemann. My aunt Ann, had Sarah while she was still living at home while going to
    high school. The extra space in the new rental house came in handy, as my Aunt Ann
    and cousin Sarah lived for a while with Grandma Jo and Grandpa Jim. After a year or so
    they moved out and life returned to normal for a few years. Then Grandpa Jim lost his
    job at the police department. Financially, life got much harder for Grandma and
    Grandpa. The kids were all raised by then. Only my dad was living at home while he
    went to college. Grandma Jo continued to work for the doctors. Grandpa Jim took an
    early retirement, offered from his years of working on the railroad.
    Fast forward 5 years to 1996, and my mom and dad meet and start to date. In Dec. of
    1996, Grandpa Jim is hospitalized after Christmas and eventually finds out he has a form
    of Leukemia called CLL. He undergoes treatment on and off for the rest of his life.
    Shortly after, Grandma Jo retires and finds out that her cancer has returned. She
    undergoes surgery and treatment for the rest of her life.
    On April 30, 1998, my parents, John Manser and Lisa Hoffmann get married at St. Jude's
    Catholic Church in Green Bay. My Grandma Jo and Grandpa Jim are at the ceremony. I
    am born on August 9, 1998. Grandma Jo is thrilled to finally have a grandson. She loves
    it when I come over to her house to visit. She loves my big cheeks and my smile.
    Over the next two years Grandma Jo and Grandpa Jim struggle with battling their
    illnesses. The family has a big celebration oftheir lives together on the 40 th anniversary
    oftheir marriage in Oct. of 1999. In less then a year, both ofmy grandparents will pass
    away from their illnesses.
    I like to remember Grandma Jo, as a person who loved her God, her family and her
    friends. In tum, she was loved by all who knew her. She cared about people. Grandma
    Jo believed in sacrifice. Many times she went without, so others, often my dad, and my
    aunt and uncle could have their needs met.
    According to my dad, Grandma Jo loved Christmas. She loved the sharing spirit and
    Peace that the season represents. I think of her when I hear Christmas carols being sung
    and see families celebrating the spirit of the season.

Warren J Jobelius

M, b. February 25, 1905, d. December 14, 1978

Parents

Family: Julia Gertrude Heim (b. March 12, 1906, d. July 14, 1983)

Biography

  • Birth: Warren J Jobelius was born on February 25, 1905 in Preble, Brown Co, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: He and Julia Gertrude Heim were married on February 7, 1928 in Green Bay, Brown Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: Warren J Jobelius died on December 14, 1978, at age 73, in Green Bay, Brown Co, Wisconsin.

Julia Gertrude Heim

F, b. March 12, 1906, d. July 14, 1983

Parents

Family: Warren J Jobelius (b. February 25, 1905, d. December 14, 1978)

Biography

  • Birth: Julia Gertrude Heim was born on March 12, 1906 in Green Bay, Brown Co, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: She and Warren J Jobelius were married on February 7, 1928 in Green Bay, Brown Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: Julia Gertrude Heim died on July 14, 1983, at age 77, in Green Bay, Brown Co, Wisconsin.

Alfred J Manser

M, b. June 27, 1897, d. October 31, 1965

Parents

Family: Frances Penleski (b. 1900, d. July 10, 1987)

Biography

  • Birth: Alfred J Manser was born on June 27, 1897.
  • Death: He died on October 31, 1965, at age 68.
  • Burial: He was buried in St Rose Cemetery, Clintonville, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.

Frances Penleski

F, b. 1900, d. July 10, 1987

Parents

Family: Alfred J Manser (b. June 27, 1897, d. October 31, 1965)

Biography

  • Birth: Frances Penleski was born in 1900.
  • Death: She died on July 10, 1987, at age ~87.
  • Burial: She was buried in St Rose Cemetery, Clintonville, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.

Lynda Lemerond

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Family 2: Thomas Leick

Marvin Joseph Lemerond

M, b. February 28, 1919, d. April 2, 1992

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Biography

  • Birth: Marvin Joseph Lemerond was born on February 28, 1919 in Green Bay, Brown Co, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: He and Rose Violet Gierczak were married on January 15, 1939 in Green Bay, Brown Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: Marvin Joseph Lemerond died on April 2, 1992, at age 73, in Green Bay, Brown Co, Wisconsin.
  • Burial: He was buried in Allouez Catholic Cemetery, Green Bay, Brown Co, Wisconsin.

Rose Violet Gierczak

F, b. July 13, 1919, d. August 31, 1989

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Biography

  • Birth: Rose Violet Gierczak was born on July 13, 1919 in Green Bay, Brown Co, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: She and Marvin Joseph Lemerond were married on January 15, 1939 in Green Bay, Brown Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: Rose Violet Gierczak died on August 31, 1989, at age 70, in Green Bay, Brown Co, Wisconsin.
  • Burial: She was buried in Allouez Catholic Cemetery, Green Bay, Brown Co, Wisconsin.

Silas Frank Warner

M, b. September 20, 1864, d. March 26, 1917

Parents

Family: Louise Anna Boeske (b. September 12, 1869, d. 1943)

Biography

  • Birth: Silas Frank Warner was born on September 20, 1864 in Fond du lac County, Wisconsin.
  • Death: He died on March 26, 1917, at age 52, in Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Burial: He was buried in Riverside Cemetery, Appleton, Wisconsin.

Louise Anna Boeske

F, b. September 12, 1869, d. 1943

Family: Silas Frank Warner (b. September 20, 1864, d. March 26, 1917)

Biography

  • Birth: Louise Anna Boeske was born on September 12, 1869 in Gros Krebs, Kreis Mariewerdie, Germany.
  • Death: She died in 1943, at age ~74, in Flint, Genesee Co, Michigan.

Harold L Baerenwald

M, b. June 28, 1927, d. September 6, 2010

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Biography

  • Birth: Harold L Baerenwald was born on June 28, 1927 in Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: He was married on August 30, 1952 in Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: He died on September 6, 2010, at age 83, in Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Note: Harold L. Baerenwald, age 83, passed away at St. Elizabeth Hospital on Monday, September 6, 2010. Harold was born on June 28, 1927, in Appleton to the late Arthur and Clara (Herzberg) Baerenwald. He married Donna Kunstman on August 30, 1952, in Appleton; she survives. Harold proudly served his nation in the United States Army in the Panama Canal Zone. He was a machine tender at Kimberly-Clark Corporation in Kimberly, retiring on August 31, 1988, after 25 years of service. Donna and Harold were charter members of Prince Of Peace Lutheran Church. Harold was a member of the Appleton-Fox Valleyaires Barbershop Chorus for over 40 years, was a member of the PALS Program for many years and was a Boy Scout Leader at Zion Lutheran Church. He enjoyed annual fishing trips to Canada, was well known for his willow furniture, and especially enjoyed camping and traveling with his family. Following his retirement he was a driver for several local automobile dealerships.

    Survivors include his wife of 58 years, Donna; his daughters, Ginger (Mitch) Kobussen, and Karen (Tony) Zachowski; his grandchildren, Keri and Kimberly Kobussen, and Beau and Kaelyn Zachowski; and his sister, Marion Gruenstern. He is further survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

    Harold was preceded in death by his sister, Doris Behm; his brother, Allen Baerenwald; his in-laws, Ray and Hilda Kunstman, Sr. and his brother-in-law, Ray Kunstman Jr.

    Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. on Saturday, September 11, 2010, at PRINCE OF PEACE LUTHERAN CHURCH, 2330 E. Calumet Street, Appleton, with Rev. Gary Nokleberg and Rev. Roger McQuistion officiating. Friends may call at the Wichmann Funeral Home, Appleton, on Friday from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. and again directly at the church on Saturday from 10 a.m. until the time of services. Military Honors will be presented at the church following the services.

    The family would like to extend a sincere thank you to the staff at Emerald Valley Assisted Living for their loving care. A memorial has been established in Harold's name to benefit Prince of Peace Lutheran Church.

    Wichmann Funeral Home

    537 N. Superior Street

    Appleton 920-739-1231

    Online Condolences

    www.wichmannfargo.com.

Donna Kunstman

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Family: Harold L Baerenwald (b. June 28, 1927, d. September 6, 2010)

Ginger Baerenwald

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Karen Baerenwald

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Keri Kobussen

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Kimberly Kobussen

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Beau Zachowski

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Kaelyn Zachowski

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Marion Baerenwald

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James M (Jay) Blondin

M, b. July 17, 1964, d. January 16, 2012

Biography

  • Birth: James M (Jay) Blondin was born on July 17, 1964 in Worcester, Worcester Co, Massachusetts.
  • Marriage: He was married on October 23, 1999 in Allouez, Brown Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: He died on January 16, 2012, at age 47, in Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Burial: He was buried in Holy Name Cemetery, Kimberly, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Note: Blondin, age 47, of Combined Locks, Wisconsin passed away on Monday, January 16, 2012 at Appleton Medical Center with his family by his side. He was born on July 17, 1964 in Worcester, Massachusetts, the son of George and Marcia (Krater) Blondin. Jay graduated from Edgewood High School, Madison in 1982 and received his B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from UW-Madison in 1987. On October 23, 1999 he married Margery Boots at Resurrection Catholic Church in Allouez.

    His working career included Lyco Manufacturing in Sun Prairie from

    1987-1989, Oshkosh Corporation from 1990-2008 and M-B Companies in Chilton from 2008-2011. Jay was a loving husband, proud dad, and faithful friend. He was selfless, could fix anything, and was willing to help anyone with projects, especially if it involved an engine and wheels. Jay was active in the community, was a fun soccer coach, and innovative Cub Scout leader. Jay loved life, enjoyed windsurfing, snowmobiling, skiing, off roading and biking. He is loved by many and will be missed.

    He is survived by his loving wife: Margery Blondin; sons: Thomas and Joshua Blondin; mother: Marcia Krater; siblings: John (Pam) Blondin; Denise (Brian) Morency; Mary Blondin; Anne Blondin Milkes and Liz Gusdorff; mother-in-law: Carol Boots; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law: Mary (Ralph) Van Nuland; James (Joan) Boots; William (Emilie) Boots and Judy (Steve) Boots-Becker and his special uncle: Jack Krater. Jay is survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his father, George Blondin; father-in-law, Bob Boots and step-father, Fred Blumers.

    The funeral liturgy for Jay will be held at 5:00 pm on Friday, January 20, 2012 at HOLY SPIRIT PARISH - KIMBERLY, 600 E. Kimberly Avenue.

    Father David Beaudry will be officiating. Interment will take place at the parish cemetery. A visitation will be held at the church on Friday from 2:30 pm until 4:45 pm. In lieu of flowers, memorials to his sons' educational fund are appreciated.

    Jansen Fargo

    Funeral Home

    204 E. Kimberly Ave.

    Kimberly 920-788-6202

    Online condolences www.wichmannfargo.com


    Published in Appleton Post-Crescent on January 18, 2012.