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Martinus deVree

M, b. circa 1821, d. September 12, 1894

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Biography

  • Birth: Martinus deVree was born circa 1821.
  • Death: He died on September 12, 1894 in Dreumel, Gelderland, Netherlands.

John Flatley

M, b. May 1834, d. June 20, 1919

Parents

Family: Mary Ann Deckery (b. August 9, 1848, d. July 15, 1905)

Biography

  • Birth: John Flatley was born in May 1834 in Ireland.
  • Death: He died on June 20, 1919, at age 85, in Green Bay, Brown Co, Wisconsin.
  • Burial: He was buried in Fort Howard Memorial Park, Green Bay, Wisconsin.
  • Note: John Flatley Aged Eighty-five Years Passed away at Green Bay--
    Buried on Monday

    For the second time within a month death exacted its toll from the Flatley family. At an early hour on Friday morning, John Flatley died at his home in Green Bay at the advanced age of 85 years, from old age.

    John Flatley, son of the late Andrew and Ellen Flatley, was born in the County Sligo, Ireland, May 2, 1834, and in 1848, he accompanied his parents who immigrated to America. They first settled at Schenectady, N.Y., where they remained four years and then came west and in 1853, settled in the wilderness in the town of Woodville, two miles west of Forest Junction where he assisted his father in the work of clearing off the timber and developing a farm. In 1865 he was united in marriage at West Hollandtown to Miss Mary A. Dockery and they took over the homestead farm and continued to operate same until 1904 when they disposed of it to Andrew Finnegan and moved to Green Bay. His wife died the following year, since which time his household has been looked after by his daughters. Mr. Flatley, although of a quiet and unpretensious manner, was well up in his line of business and thoroughly posted on civic affairs. He believed in giving his children what he, himself, did not have, the advantage of a higher education and lived to see them all successful and self-sustaining. He was devoted to his family during their younger years and he was repaid by them by a greater degree of devotion in his old age, having every comfort and attention that his sons and daughters could give him. He died as he lived, an honest, upright man, true to the teaching of early youth, and a devout member of the Catholic church. He was able to be up and around until ten days before his death when he began failing rapidly and passed away. The funeral was held on Monday morning at 9:00 o'clock from St. John's church, Green Bay, Rev. Fr. Thieren celebrating requiem mass, with interment in the Fort Howard Catholic cemetery.

    He is survived by four sons, John Flatley, of Gilbert, Minn.; Dr. H. A. Flatley of Antigo; Drs. Thos. And Edwin Flatley of Moline, Ill.; and seven daughters: Sisters Corona and Stella of St. Francis Order at Silver Lake, Misses Margaret, Stella and Anna at home, Mrs. John Ford of Wausau and Miss Irene Flatley of Moline, Ill. He is also survived by a brother, Thos. Flatley of Chilton and a sister, Mrs. Michael Somers of Askeaton.

Richard Schuchart

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Margaret M Walsh

F, b. November 26, 1920, d. August 17, 2013

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  • Birth: Margaret M Walsh was born on November 26, 1920 in Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: She died on August 17, 2013, at age 92, in Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Note: Margaret Walsh, age 92, passed away at her home in Appleton unexpectedly on Saturday evening, August 17, 2013. Margaret was born in Appleton on November 26, 1920, daughter of the late Eugene and Anna (Finnegan) Walsh. She attended the Appleton High School, as well as the local university extension and Lawrence University.
    Margaret's life was one truly well lived. On a professional level, she was an inspiration to many. Filled with an entrepreneurial spirit, she rose from working out of a small room in the Zuehlke Building, to one of the first and largest telephone answering services in the Midwest. She loved adventure, travel, and the business she founded in 1949 and ran for over 40 years, Tel / Sec. But most of all, she loved her family, which consisted of her brother and sister, their children, and their grandchildren. She especially loved the little ones, no matter how many times they spilled on her carpet. She became a national leader in her industry, and served on numerous board positions in the Fox Valley. She was most rewarded by her many contributions to charity. She touched hundreds of lives by her good deeds, and was heavily influenced by her strong Catholic faith. She was an active member of St Mary's Catholic Church. She served on the Board of Directors for multiple non-profit organizations, including the Red Cross, United Way, Goodwill, CASI Foundation, St. Elizabeth Community Foundation, LEAVEN, her beloved Fox Valley Humane Association, and was the first woman chairperson at the Appleton Chamber Chamber of Commerce. In addition to serving on the board at LEAVEN, she later donated her office building for their use; it later became the home to another organization Margaret supported, NAMI. Margaret was a caring and compassionate leader. In addition to founding and running Tel / Sec, she served as president of the Outagamie chapter of the American Cancer Society , president of the Service Circle of Kings Daughters, and was the first woman president of Sales and Marketing Executives of Northeastern Wisconsin, the first woman president of the former Riverview Country Club and was the first woman board member of Associated Bank. In 1985 she started and funded C.L.A.S.P., an organization dedicated to the development of after-school programs. In 1995, she and her nephew, Rick, started Tri County Community Voice Mail in conjunction with the Salvation Army, a service to help the less fortunate find connections to jobs and housing. Margaret also worked with the Fox Valley Humane Association to form the "Brandy Fund," named after her departed best friend and pet, and dedicated to helping dogs find homes with loving families. As a result of her countless hours of dedication to the less fortunate, the Appleton Downtown Rotary Club awarded her the coveted "Paul Harris Fellowship." In 2003, Margaret's support of nearly 15 local non-profits earned her the Paul and Elaine Groth Mentoring Award, founded by the Mielke Family.
    Margaret's business accomplishments were numerous. She was a pioneer in an industry that was in its infancy. She started Tel / Sec in 1949, working 16 hour days in a one room office in the Zuehlke Building. She later moved her business to her family home, and expanded Tel / Sec to 4 locations, at one time employing over 40 people. She also owned one of the first radio paging licenses in the state and offered "wide area" paging services to businesses in the Fox Valley. In 1983, she was joined by her nephew, Rick Schuchart, who later became president. She was the first female president of Association of TeleServices International (ATSI), and has since been inducted into its hall of fame. She attended ATSI meetings throughout the world, including trips to Europe and Australia. One of her highlights was a trip to China, back when the "iron curtain" was still a phenomenon. Margaret returned with many stories that still live on.
    In 1992, Margaret retired and sold her answering service business to Alan Fromm, and sold her wireless business to her nephew, Rick. She later became restless and decided to open a cell-phone rental business. Joined by her nephew, Tom, she started Cellu/Vend, one of the first cell-phone vending-machine businesses in Wisconsin. Later, in 2000, she joined Rick and Tom in the start-up of another company, PCS Digital, LLC.
    On the social side, Margaret loved parties. She was a fantastic story teller and had an Irish sense of humor that brightened every room she entered. Margaret was also an accomplished bridge player, and played almost daily with her sister Jean Ann and other close friends. She was a voracious reader and would often finish a novel in two days or less. She loved wintering in Naples, Florida with Jean Ann, and her loving companion, Pretty Kitty. Her brother Jack and his wife Betty frequently joined them. To say Margaret was a true Packer fan was putting it lightly. She never missed a game on television. On the day of her passing, she had her home decorated with green and gold, and was expecting guests for the Packers vs Cardinals game. She was a team owner, season ticket holder, and loved Aaron Rodgers. She also loved backyard barbecues with family and treasured her moments with her "grand kids," especially during the holidays.
    She is survived by her brother: Jack (Betty) Walsh of Appleton; her sister: Jean Schuchart of Appleton; six nieces and nephews: Julie Waters of Appleton; John (Tammy) Walsh of Lakeville, Minnesota; Rick Schuchart of Menasha; John (Anna) Schuchart of Madison; Ann (Mike) Albert of Blue Mounds; and Tom (Kelly) Schuchart of Appleton; as well as her beloved great-nieces and great-nephews: Seth, Katy, Deanna, Jolie, Amanda, Stephen, David, Sam, Ryan, Stephanie, Anna, Katelin, Emma, and Laura. There are also friends and associates too numerous to mention. Margaret was preceded in death by her parents, an infant brother Thomas, a brother-in-law Richard Schuchart, and Julie's husband William Waters.
    The funeral liturgy for Margaret will be held at 11:00 AM on Friday, August 23, 2013 at St. Mary Catholic Church, 312 S. State Street in Appleton, with Fr. Jim Leary, OFM, Cap. officiating. Inurnment will follow in the parish cemetery. Friends may call at the church on Friday morning from 9:30 AM until the time of the funeral mass. Online condolences may be offered at www.wichmannfargo.com.
    A luncheon celebration will follow the funeral mass. Additional information will be available at the church on Friday morning. Memorials may be directed to the Margaret M. Walsh fund at the Community Foundation of the Fox Valley Region.
    The family would like to offer their sincere thanks to Margaret's many dear friends, including Bill and Carol Hackbarth, and her caregiver Carol Koerner.
    Margaret will be sorely missed by her family and the Appleton community. The mark she left was indelible and everlasting. As one of her close friends commented recently, she LIVED until she died. God Bless you Margaret! "May the road rise up to meet you, may the wind be ever at your back, and may the good Lord hold you forever in the palm of His hand".
    Published in Appleton Post-Crescent from August 19 to August 22, 2013.

Sarah McKenna

F, b. September 1872, d. 1932

Family: Michael James Finnegan (b. August 28, 1869, d. October 12, 1955)

Biography

  • Birth: Sarah McKenna was born in September 1872 in Menominee County, Michigan.
  • Death: She died in 1932, at age ~60, in Spokane, Spokane Co, Washington.

John Walsh

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Ellen Finen

F, b. 1807, d. January 19, 1882

Family: Andrew Flatley (b. 1797, d. October 5, 1881)

Biography

  • Birth: Ellen Finen was born in 1807 in Ireland.
  • Marriage: She and Andrew Flatley were married in 1833.
  • Death: Ellen Finen died on January 19, 1882, at age ~75, in Forest Junction, Calumet Co, Wisconsin.
  • Burial: She was buried in St Francis Cemetery, Hollandtown, Wisconsin.

Andrew Flatley

M, b. 1797, d. October 5, 1881

Family: Ellen Finen (b. 1807, d. January 19, 1882)

Biography

  • Birth: Andrew Flatley was born in 1797 in County Sligo, Ireland.
  • Marriage: He and Ellen Finen were married in 1833.
  • Death: Andrew Flatley died on October 5, 1881, at age ~84, in Forest Junction, Calumet Co, Wisconsin.
  • Burial: He was buried in St Francis Cemetery, Hollandtown, Wisconsin.
  • Note: Andrew Flatley emigrated to the United States in 1847 and located in New York. He stayed there until 1852, then moved his family to Kaukauna, Wisconsin. After two years in Kaukauna, Andrew moved to Woodville, Calumet County, where he remained until his death.
  • Immigration: He immigrated in 1847.

Julie Walsh

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Family 1: William Patrick Waters (b. July 11, 1956, d. December 27, 2004)

Family 2: Dennis Olmstead

John Joseph Walsh

M, b. April 30, 1923, d. July 6, 2016

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Family: Beatrice Rae (Betty) Neff (b. July 7, 1924, d. April 10, 2016)

Biography

  • Birth: John Joseph Walsh was born on April 30, 1923 in Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: He and Beatrice Rae (Betty) Neff were married on October 16, 1948.
  • Death: John Joseph Walsh died on July 6, 2016, at age 93.
  • Burial: He was buried in Shrine of Heaven Mausoleum, Neenah, Wisconsin.
  • Note: John Joseph Walsh, age 93, of Neenah passed away on Wednesday evening, July 6, 2016 at The Heritage CBRF, surrounded by his loving family, just in time to celebrate Betty's 92nd Birthday. He was born on April 30, 1923 in Appleton, son of the late Eugene J. and Anna M. (Finnegan) Walsh. He graduated from Appleton West High School in 1941 and continued his education at Lawrence University, then enlisted in the U.S. Army Air Corps. Because Jack couldn't pass the eye test to become a pilot, he was transferred to Brigham Young University for training, then when that program was cancelled, he ended up in the infantry and was sent overseas to serve as Platoon Sgt. with Patton's 3rd Army. He rode with the Navy Ducks in the Battle of the Bulge. He also served in the European Theatre of WWII with the 7th Army in France and Germany. He was awarded three battle stars, a bronze star, and a combat infantry badge for his service. Jack was honorably discharged in December of 1945 with the rank of Tech Sargeant.

    On October 16, 1948 he married Beatrice "Betty" Neff at St. Margaret Mary Church in Neenah. Jack and Betty's marriage was blessed with one son, one daughter, and 67 wonderful years before Betty preceded Jack in death on April 10, 2016. An interesting note: Jack and Betty were the only married couple (both military) to fly to Washington D.C. in 2010 aboard the Old Glory Honor Flight to see their memorial.

    Jack is a retiree of Bergstrom Paper, where he worked in the purchasing department. In retirement, he enjoyed boating and traveling.

    Jack was a life member, of over 60 years, of the Neenah-Menasha Elks Club, Disabled American Veterans, Charter member of Valley Military Museum, Fields of Honor 70th Division, Assn., Neenah Historical Society, Neenah Club, and served as a Boys Brigade and Boy Scout Leader.

    He will be sadly missed by his children: John (Tammy) Walsh, Lakeville, MN; Julie (Dennis) Olmstead, Appleton; grandchildren: Stephen Walsh, Amanda (Jake) Helmandollar, Seth (Carrie) Waters, Katie (Lewis) Green, Deanna (David) Eversen, Jolie (Nathan) Venton-Walters; a great grandson, Wyatt Helmandollar; a great granddaughter, Roxanne Venton-Walters; and one more on the way; a sister, Jean Walsh Schuchart; several nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, and his beloved wife Betty, he was preceded in death by a son-in-law, Bill Waters; nephew, Andy Neff; sister, Margaret Walsh; brother, Thomas Walsh.

    Funeral Mass for Jack will be held on Monday, July 11, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Margaret Mary Parish (439 Washington Ave., Neenah) with Father Michael Ingold officiating. Friends will be received directly at the church from 10:00 a.m. until the hour of service. Entombment will be in the Shrine of Heaven Mausoleum at Greenlawn Memorial Park in Neenah. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in Jack's name to: Disabled American Veterans or ThedaCare at Home Hospice.

    Westgor Funeral Home

    1140 Appleton Road

    Menasha 720-0314

    Online Condolences

    www.westgorfuneralhomes.com

    Thank you John and Mimi Hauser for all the time you spent with our parents, taking them to doctors' appointments, loving them, laughing, visiting, and praying with them, and for being such a great support to our family. The family would also like to thank the staffs of The Heritage and ThedaCare at Home Hospice for your care and compassion throughout his illness.

Michael Albert

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Ann Schuchart

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Edward J Kraus

M, b. October 31, 1924, d. May 31, 2000

Parents

  • Father: Henry Kraus (b. September 28, 1888, d. September 5, 1967)
  • Mother: Mary Goetz (b. June 26, 1890, d. October 16, 1971)

Biography

  • Birth: Edward J Kraus was born on October 31, 1924.
  • Death: He died on May 31, 2000, at age 75.
  • Burial: He was buried in Highland Memorial Park, Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.

Maria Thonen

F, b. June 3, 1802

Family: Martinus Martens (b. May 2, 1805, d. February 26, 1881)

Biography

  • Birth: Maria Thonen was born on June 3, 1802.
  • Marriage: She and Martinus Martens were married on April 18, 1837 in Cuijk en Sint Agatha, Noord Brabant, Netherlands.

Johannes Franciscus VanDuren

M, b. August 2, 1824

Family: Maria Martens (b. July 30, 1823, d. May 19, 1858)

Biography

  • Birth: Johannes Franciscus VanDuren was born on August 2, 1824 in Velp, Noord Brabant, Netherlands.
  • Marriage: He and Maria Martens were married on June 2, 1852 in Grave, Noord Brabant, Netherlands.

Antonius Martens

M, b. circa 1820, d. September 5, 1871

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Family: Catharina Ermers (b. circa 1820)

Biography

  • Birth: Antonius Martens was born circa 1820.
  • Death: He died on September 5, 1871 in Cuijk en Sint Agatha, Noord Brabant, Netherlands.

Catharina Ermers

F, b. circa 1820

Family: Antonius Martens (b. circa 1820, d. September 5, 1871)

Biography

  • Birth: Catharina Ermers was born circa 1820.

Walter A Oakley

M, b. May 20, 1916, d. September 6, 1979

Family: Isabelle L Maas (b. September 20, 1921, d. February 10, 2008)

Biography

  • Birth: Walter A Oakley was born on May 20, 1916 in Stockbridge, Calumet Co, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: He and Isabelle L Maas were married on June 19, 1940 in Menasha, Winnebago Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: Walter A Oakley died on September 6, 1979, at age 63, in Chilton, Calumet Co, Wisconsin.
  • Note: Walter A. Oakley, 63, of 313 Clay Street, Chilton, died Thursday, Sept. 6, at Calumet Memorial Hospital, Chilton, apparently after a heart attack.
    He was born May 20, 1916, in Stockbridge, a son of Raymond and Bertha Kuster Oakley.
    On June 19, 1940, he and Isabelle Maas were married at Congregational Church , Menasha.
    He served in the Army during World War II.
    Mr. Oakley worked for Hart-Carter Co., New Holstein, for seven years, at Aluminum Specialty Co., Chilton, and at Carnation Co., Chilton. He worked at Carnation for 19 years, retiring in February.
    He was a member of Ebenezer United Church of Christ, Chilton, and American Legion Post 125.
    Surviving are his wife; two daughters, Mrs. Charlotte Holtz, Two Rivers, and Mrs. Bruce Kuba, Chilton; a son Lyle, Hilbert; a sister, Mrs. Walter Riske, Manitowoc; a brother, Alfred, Manitowoc, eight grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a brother.
    Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 9, at Ebenezer UCC. The Rev. Quentin Moeschberger, pastor, officiated.
    Burial was in Hillside.

Lyle Oakley

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Judith Zitzelsberger

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Family: Lyle Oakley

Charlotte Oakley

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George Hanson

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Donna Oakley

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Alfred Maas

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Albert C Maas

M, b. October 11, 1862, d. February 6, 1940

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Family: Lena Pawalzack (b. 1875, d. May 9, 1937)

Biography

  • Birth: Albert C Maas was born on October 11, 1862 in Germany.
  • Death: He died on February 6, 1940, at age 77.
  • Burial: He was buried in Oak Hill Cemetery, Neenah, Wisconsin.
  • Note: Menasha-Albert C. Maas, 77, 843 Third street - died at 4:50 Tuesday afternoon at Theda Clark hospital. He suffered a paralytic stroke last Wednesday afternoon. Mr. Maas was born in Germany Oct. 11, 1862. After coming to this country he lived on a farm in the town of Harrison for a while and 42 years ago moved to Menasha. He was employed as a bridge builder for the St. Paul railroad before he retired.
    Survivors are four sons: Clifford, Albert, Joseph, and Herman, all of Menasha: 12 Grandchildrcn, and two great grandchildren.