Gloria Marcia Soyck
F, b. January 21, 1927, d. August 1, 2014
- Birth: Gloria Marcia Soyck was born on January 21, 1927 in Shawano, Shawano Co, Wisconsin.
- Marriage: She and Douglas Henry VandeVoort were married on June 15, 1946.
- Death: Gloria Marcia Soyck died on August 1, 2014, at age 87.
- Burial: She was buried in Mount Calvary Cemetery, DePere, Wisconsin.
- Note: Gloria Marcia Vande Voort, 87, Green Bay, was greeted by the angels in heaven with her children at her side on Friday, August 1, 2014 at her home. Gloria was born January 21, 1927 in Shawano, WI the daughter of the late August and Edith (Schenk) Soyck, the youngest of eight children.
She married Douglas Vande Voort on June 15, 1946. Together they raised four children, Jean (Bob) Rottier, Jo (Gene) Hilpert, John (Deb) Vande Voort, and Janette (Larry) Schott. She was blessed with eleven grandchildren, Dustin (Tracie) Rottier, Rachel (Will) Soderdahl, Stephanie Rottier, Mitchell (Kari) Rottier, Michael Hilpert, Patricia Hilpert, Douglas Vande Voort, Joseph (Becky) Vande Voort, Deena Vande Voort, Renee (Jeremy) Schott, and Lance (Dani) Schott and six great-grandchildren.
Her kids and grandkids were the love of her life. Gloria's many hobbies included crafting, card-making, cake decorating. She was a fantastic baker who enjoyed treating her family and neighborhood kids to homemade bread, cakes, cookies and the best pies.
Gloria was preceded in death by her parents, husband, Doug in 1998; one infant son, Michael John in 1950, one daughter, Jean Marie in 2014, and her four brothers and three sisters.
Visitation at Nativity Parish Chapel, Green Bay from 4:00 P.M. Wednesday until the time of the Funeral Mass at 7:00 P.M. in the church proper, with the Rev. Bob Rank officiating. Malcore (West) Funeral Home is caring for the family. Visit www.malcorefuneralhome.com to send a condolence to the family.
In lieu of flowers memorial donations can be made to the American Cancer Society and Midwest Dachshund Rescue in Gloria's name.
Mary Ellen Rottier
John Robert Rottier
Helen (Sister) Rottier
F, b. March 1, 1941, d. May 19, 2015
- Birth: Helen (Sister) Rottier was born on March 1, 1941 in West DePere, Brown Co, Wisconsin.
- Death: She died on May 19, 2015, at age 74.
- Occupation: She was a Sister of St. Joseph of Carondelet.
- Note: Sr. Helen Rottier, 74, faithful sister of St. Joseph of Carondelet for 54 years and sister to seven siblings passed away at Nazareth Living Center in St. Louis, MO, on May 19, at 8:00 p.m. Sister Helen was the daughter of Alphonse and Josephine Rottier of De Pere, Wis. Helen grew up on a dairy farm with four brothers and three sisters. Helen had many honors: she guided St. Joseph Academy of Green Bay to the designation of a Blue Ribbon school. That same year, she was given the award of outstanding leadership in the Catholic Schools of Wisconsin. Also, Helen was given the award of outstanding Alumna from Notre Dame de la Baie in Green Bay, Wis., for her outstanding contribution to Catholic education. Throughout her life, her passion was Catholic education in high school and later in the elementary schools of the Diocese of Brownsville. Her present position was Coordinator of Special Projects in the Diocesan School Office. Her special interest was Mathematics. With a bachelor's and master's degree in Mathematics, Sr. Helen excelled in teaching math to even the slowest student. Over the years, Helen taught in many schools in Wisconsin, Missouri, Illinois, Colorado, and Texas. She had a major impact on the Catholic Schools of the diocese of Brownsville serving as principal of St. Luke Catholic School in Brownsville, Immaculate Conception School of Rio Grande City, San Martin de Porres Catholic School in Weslaco, and St. Joseph School in Edinburg. Earlier in her career, she was principal of Central Catholic High School in Denver and St. Joseph Academy in Green Bay, Wis.
Even though she was far in distance from her religious family and her blood family, she maintained a close relationship to her religious community and her accomplished blood family. Helen was the second oldest of her brothers and sisters. Jerry Rottier was a Professor of Education at the University of Wisconsin at Eau Claire. His wife, Lois, was a classmate of Helen and a pharmacist. After Helen, Adrian Rottier better known as Abe was a vice president of an iron and steel company in Waupaca, Wis. Her next sibling is Ken Rottier, a lawyer in Seymour, Wis. with his wife Judy, a teacher. Carol Rottier was professor at Marian College in Fond du Lac, with her husband Rick Voell, a teacher. Nancy is a lawyer in Madison, Wis., who serves as a researcher to the Supreme Court of Wisconsin. Her husband is Gary Goyke , a lobbyist for the blind. Dan Rottier is a lawyer and CEO of Rottier, Habush, Habush, and Davis, while his wife Frankie owns her own court reporter business. Finally, Dottie Rottier is a social worker who helps solve Workman's Compensation in Minneapolis. Her husband John is a retired insurance supervisor. There are many nieces and nephews.
Sr. Helen had many interests including baking, cooking, gardening, reading, technology and the Green Bay Packers. Sr. Mary Ann Potts and Sr. Helen Rottier had a happy life as friends and traveling companions. Sr. Helen is well known for her hard work and dedication.
To honor her memory, donations may be made to the Development Fund of the Srs. Of St. Joseph of Carondelet. Her funeral will be help at the Motherhouse Chapel of the Srs. Of St. Joseph on 6400 Minnesota Ave., in St. Louis, MO 63111. The viewing will be at 10 a.m. and the funeral Mass at 11 a.m. on Saturday, May 23, 2015.