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Louis LaCrosse

M, b. October 1, 1906, d. May 19, 1991

Family: Mamie Charles (b. October 17, 1907, d. January 25, 1992)

Biography

  • Birth: Louis LaCrosse was born on October 1, 1906.
  • Death: He died on May 19, 1991, at age 84.

Clarence Charles

M, b. July 10, 1909, d. August 1986

Parents

Family: Doris Monfils (b. July 24, 1910, d. May 31, 1993)

Biography

  • Birth: Clarence Charles was born on July 10, 1909.
  • Death: He died in August 1986, at age 77.

Doris Monfils

F, b. July 24, 1910, d. May 31, 1993

Family: Clarence Charles (b. July 10, 1909, d. August 1986)

Biography

  • Birth: Doris Monfils was born on July 24, 1910.
  • Death: She died on May 31, 1993, at age 82.

Leona Charles

F, b. September 27, 1910, d. August 15, 1993

Parents

Biography

  • Birth: Leona Charles was born on September 27, 1910.
  • Death: She died on August 15, 1993, at age 82.

Joseph Charles

M, b. 1911

Parents

Family: Gertrude Monfils (b. March 5, 1912, d. July 31, 1998)

Biography

  • Birth: Joseph Charles was born in 1911.

Gertrude Monfils

F, b. March 5, 1912, d. July 31, 1998

Family: Joseph Charles (b. 1911)

Biography

  • Birth: Gertrude Monfils was born on March 5, 1912.
  • Death: She died on July 31, 1998, at age 86.

Randall Charles

M, b. September 15, 1915, d. February 12, 2000

Parents

Family: Marie DeDecker (b. August 21, 1915, d. October 27, 1988)

Biography

  • Birth: Randall Charles was born on September 15, 1915.
  • Death: He died on February 12, 2000, at age 84.

Marie DeDecker

F, b. August 21, 1915, d. October 27, 1988

Family: Randall Charles (b. September 15, 1915, d. February 12, 2000)

Biography

  • Birth: Marie DeDecker was born on August 21, 1915.
  • Death: She died on October 27, 1988, at age 73.

Walter Charles

M, b. 1917

Parents

Family: Margaret LeRoy (b. June 19, 1919, d. January 11, 2008)

Biography

  • Birth: Walter Charles was born in 1917.

Margaret LeRoy

F, b. June 19, 1919, d. January 11, 2008

Family: Walter Charles (b. 1917)

Biography

  • Birth: Margaret LeRoy was born on June 19, 1919.
  • Death: She died on January 11, 2008, at age 88.

Wilfred Charles

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Parents

Family: Mercelline Gaspard (b. October 22, 1921, d. September 26, 2009)

Mercelline Gaspard

F, b. October 22, 1921, d. September 26, 2009

Biography

  • Birth: Mercelline Gaspard was born on October 22, 1921.
  • Death: She died on September 26, 2009, at age 87.

Wallace Charles

M, b. August 28, 1920, d. March 6, 2001

Parents

Biography

  • Birth: Wallace Charles was born on August 28, 1920.
  • Death: He died on March 6, 2001, at age 80.

Geraldine Bader

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Family: Wallace Charles (b. August 28, 1920, d. March 6, 2001)

Irene Charles

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Melvin Campbell

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Willard Charles

M, b. September 1, 1925, d. October 26, 2006

Parents

Family: Betty J Renier (b. October 16, 1929, d. December 6, 2012)

Biography

  • Birth: Willard Charles was born on September 1, 1925.
  • Marriage: He and Betty J Renier were married on August 1, 1945.
  • Death: Willard Charles died on October 26, 2006, at age 81.

Betty J Renier

F, b. October 16, 1929, d. December 6, 2012

Family: Willard Charles (b. September 1, 1925, d. October 26, 2006)

Biography

  • Birth: Betty J Renier was born on October 16, 1929.
  • Marriage: She and Willard Charles were married on August 1, 1945.
  • Death: Betty J Renier died on December 6, 2012, at age 83.
  • Burial: She was buried in Nicolet Memorial Gardens, Green Bay, Wisconsin.
  • Note: Betty J Charles, 83, died December 6, 2012 peacefully with her family at her side. She was born Oct 16, 1929, to the late Paul and Flora (Vrabus) Renier. On August 1, 1945, she married the late Willard J Charles; they shared 61 years of marriage before his death. Betty had been a full-time homemaker and mother of seven children; she also helped run the family farm. Special interests of hers included gardening, needlework, painting, crocheting and crafts. She was a member of Harvest Community Church, Luxemburg, WI.

    Survivors include one daughter, Wendy (Terry) Gotham of Kent, WA; Five sons: Glen (Linda) Charles, Green Bay; Ronald Charles, De Pere; Vern (Connie) Charles, Little Suamico; Craig (Beth) Charles, Green Bay; Chris (Terri) Charles, Green Bay; Daughter-in-law Eileen Charles (widow of Ken Charles), Two Rivers; 10 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren. She is further survived by two sisters, Arlene Smith, Soquel, CA and Renie Frisque, Green Bay, WI.

    In addition to her parents and husband, Betty was preceded in death by her eldest son Ken, Sister Esther (Renier) Drews, and Brother Russel Renier.

    Friends may call at Proko-Wall Funeral Home 1630 E Mason Street on Sunday, December 9, 2012 from 1 to 4 p.m. Funeral services 4 p.m. at the funeral home with Rev Kevin Leach officiating. Entombment will be at Nicolet Memorial Gardens. Online condolences may be sent to the Charles Family at www.prokowall.com.



    The family would like to express their sincere gratitude and thanks to the staff at Anna's House, New Franken, and Unity Hospice.




    Published in Green Bay Press-Gazette on December 8, 2012.

Richard Charles

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Marie A Hermans

F, b. May 19, 1927, d. October 14, 2016

Parents

Biography

  • Birth: Marie A Hermans was born on May 19, 1927 in Luxemburg, Kewaunee Co, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: She was married on December 26, 1945.
  • Death: She died on October 14, 2016, at age 89.
  • Burial: She was buried in Shrine of Good Shepherd, Green Bay, Wisconsin.
  • Note: Marie A. Charles, 89, Luxemburg, was welcomed into heaven on Friday evening, October 14, 2016, surrounded by her family. Marie was born in Luxemburg on May 19, 1927, to the late Frank and Philomine (Vaness) Hermans. Marie married Richard J. Charles at St. Martin Catholic Church in Tonet on December 26, 1945.

    Marie was a life-long resident of Luxemburg and a member of the Christian Mother Society at St. Mary Catholic Church in Luxemburg. Marie enjoyed crocheting, sewing, playing cards, gardening and spending time with her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

    Her sense of humor provides cherished memories for those she holds dear. Her cooking and baking made all feel welcome in her home.

    She is survived by her husband of 70 years, Richard and their six children: Shirley (Jim) Kowaleski, Mishicot; Lyle (Mary) Charles, Pewaukee; Len (Judy) Charles, Madison; Rick (Christine) Charles, Dyckesville; Terry (Don) DeBroux, Elm Grove; and Bruce Charles, Luxemburg; 14 grandchildren, Craig (Kay) Kowaleski, Curt (Lori) Kowaleski, Paula (John) Billos, Adam (Cindy) Charles, Nathan (Jenn) Charles, Jeremy (special friend Crystal) Charles, Jesse (Erin) Charles, Jennifer (Neal) Englebert, Michelle (special friend Eric) Charles, Tina (Todd) Erieau, Ryan (Crystal) DeBroux, Renee (Jeremy) Zimmermann, Kristin (Ryan) Kuharske, and Michael (fiancée, Amber) DeBroux.

    24 great grandchildren: Kelsey (Kyle) Van Pay, Cassandra, Zachary and Allyson Kowaleski; Elena and Michael Billos, Wyatt Charles, Maya and Owen Charles, Duncan and Annabelle Charles, Jurnie and Jasper Englebert, Ariauna Pienta and Jakobi White, Logan and Wyatt Erieau, Marshall, Blake and Chase DeBroux, Cruz and Waverly Zimmermann and Evelyn and Olivia Marie Kuharske. She is also survived by her sister Veronica (Ted) Ploof, Luxemburg; brother and sisters-in-law Ethel Hermans, New Franken; Janet Hermans, Eaton; James and Muriel Charles, Green Bay.

    Preceding her in death are her parents, Frank and Philomine Hermans; father in law and mother-in-law Joseph and Mary Charles; brothers, Linus, Orville and Hubert Hermans; sister Lucy Rueckl; brothers and sisters-in-law: Norbert Rueckl; Beatrice Hermans; Randall and Marie Charles; Walter and Margaret Charles; Wilfred Charles; Wallace and Geraldine Charles; Irene and Melvin Campbell; Willard and Betty Charles; John and Mabel Charles; Mamie and Louis LaCrosse, Clarence and Doris Charles; Leona Charles; Joe and Gertrude Charles; Mabel and Bill Jandrain; Mary Jane and Wilbert Borley; and Lorraine and Joseph Borley. Friends may call at the McMahon Funeral Home, Luxemburg from 4:00 to 7:00 pm on Monday, October 17, 2016 with a closing prayer service at 7:00 p.m. Visitation will continue between 9:00 and 10:45 am on Tuesday, October 18, 2016 at St. Mary Church, Luxemburg. Mass of Christian burial will be at 11:00 am on Tuesday at the church with Rev. Milton Suess officiating. Entombment in the Shrine of the Good Shepherd Mausoleum, Green Bay.

    Special thanks to Hospice in-home personal care givers and the nursing staff of Bellin Hospital, Autumns Promise, GranCare and all who helped our Mom and Dad in their time of need.
    Published in Green Bay Press-Gazette from Oct. 16 to Oct. 22, 2016.

Lorraine Doris Charles

F, b. December 14, 1929, d. August 10, 2012

Parents

Family: Joseph Florian Borley (b. May 30, 1928, d. October 23, 2011)

Biography

  • Birth: Lorraine Doris Charles was born on December 14, 1929.
  • Marriage: She and Joseph Florian Borley were married on August 30, 1950 in Duvall, Kewaunee Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: Lorraine Doris Charles died on August 10, 2012, at age 82.
  • Burial: She was buried in Shrine of Good Shepherd, Green Bay, Wisconsin.
  • Note: Lorraine Doris Borley, 82, Dyckesville, passed away suddenly Friday morning, August 10,2012, at Parkview Manor Nursing Home . She was born December 14, 1929 in Misere to the late Joseph and Mary (Devos) Charles Sr. Lorraine attended Roosevelt School through eighth grade. On August 30, 1950, she married Joseph Borley at St. Francis DePaul Catholic Church in Duvall.

    Lorraine and Joe began their married life farming in Pulaski. Their life revolved almost entirely around farming. They eventually moved to Dyckesville and bought their present farm, which they operated as a dairy farm until July of 1999. In 1967 they built their beautiful life long home, which remained her residence. Throughout her life, in addition to farming, Lorraine also worked in numerous places. She worked at Woody's Cheese Factory (Green Bay), Safeway Cheese (Green Bay), Packerland Packing (Green Bay), and Alpine Nursing Home (Dyckesville). Later she was employed at various local restaurants, in maintenance or as a waitress. She worked at Ziggys Supper Club (Green Bay) Willems Restaurant (Dyckesville), Sweet Seasons (Dyckesville), and McDonalds (Luxemburg) where she especially enjoyed the young people. For many years she, along with her husband, also cleaned both the school and the church at St. Louis, Dyckesville and were responsible for setting up funeral luncheons for the Parish.

    Lorraine loved shopping, especially at Kohls, Good Will, St. Vincent DePaul, and the clearance sections at other local stores. She would pass her treasured bargains on to her children and grandchildren. Lorraine also did some traveling. Highlights were trips to Hawaii, Washington, D.C., and Branson. She also did many two and three day trips both in Canada and in the United States. Lorraine loved flowers as exemplified by the beautiful, colorful landscaping around her home. She loved dolls and had a large doll collection, which contributed to the beautiful decoration of her home. One of her favorite times of the year was Christmas. She loved decorating her home, both inside and out (her outdoor decorations were among the best in Dyckesville), and she loved having her entire family gather in her home on Christmas Eve for a celebration, which would culminate with attending Christmas Eve Mass at St. Louis. She also shared her husband's love of card playing, dancing to polkas, and decorating with farm, especially John Deere themes.

    Lorraine's faith in God was an important part of her life. She was an active member of St. Louis Parish for over fifty years. She belonged to the League of the Sacred Heart of St. Louis, and was involved in the making of quilts with that organization. It was an every evening ritual to pray the rosary. She loved the Chapel in Robinsonville, and for years she and her husband went there on a daily basis. For many years the Chapel did a special devotion to Mary both in May and on August 15th. This devotion included a Mary crowning service which involved beautiful flowers and a procession of children. It was Lorraine who organized the children's procession and who provided and arranged the flowers (from her own gardens).

    Lorraine is survived by her son and daughter in law, Gary and Michele Borley, Dyckesville; daughter and son in law, Cheryl and Mark Bader, Duvall; daughter Julie Corroy and special friend Tom Eisch, Appleton; and foster daughter and her husband Leigh Ann and Randy Hovde, Green Bay. She is also survived by grandchildren Tina (Tony) Searl, Indianapolis; Courtney Borley, Luxemburg; Eric Bader, Madison; Nicole Bader, Indianapolis; Corinne (Bob) Konkol and their daughter Camille, Green Bay; Shaun Corroy, Luxemburg; and Megan Hovde, Green Bay. She is further survived by her siblings Richard (Marie) Charles; James (Muriel) Charles; and Betty Charles; and in-law's Mark (Dorothy) Borley; Julius (Verna) Borley; Wilbert (Carol) Borley; and Leo (Lynn) Borley.

    Lorraine was preceded in death by her husband Joseph Borley; her grandson Ryan Bader; her siblings and spouses Randall (Marie) Charles; Walter (Margaret) Charles; Wilfred Charles; Wallace (Geraldine) Charles; Irene (Melvin) Campbell; Willard Charles; John (Mabel) Charles; Mamie (Louis) LaCrosse; Clarence (Doris) Charles; Leona Charles; Joe (Mary) Charles; Mabel (Bill) Jandrain; and Mary Jane Borley; and her in-laws, Earl (Dorothy) Borley; and Norville (Mabel) Borley.

    Friends may call at the McMahon Funeral Home, Luxemburg, 3:00 to 7:00 p.m. on Monday, August 13th; with a closing prayer service at 7:00 p.m. with Rev. Dennis Drury. Visitation will continue Tuesday morning, August 14th, 9:00 to 9:45 a.m. at St. Louis Catholic Church, Dyckesville. The Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:00 am with Rev. Dennis Drury, Rev. John Van Deuren, Rev. Richard Mauthe celebrants and Pat Ratajczak, Parish Director assisting. Entombment is at the Shrine of the Good Shepherd Mausoleum, Green Bay.




    Published in Green Bay Press-Gazette from August 11 to August 12, 2012.

Joseph Florian Borley

M, b. May 30, 1928, d. October 23, 2011

Family: Lorraine Doris Charles (b. December 14, 1929, d. August 10, 2012)

Biography

  • Birth: Joseph Florian Borley was born on May 30, 1928.
  • Marriage: He and Lorraine Doris Charles were married on August 30, 1950 in Duvall, Kewaunee Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: Joseph Florian Borley died on October 23, 2011, at age 83, in Green Bay, Brown Co, Wisconsin.
  • Burial: He was buried in Shrine of Good Shepherd, Green Bay, Wisconsin.
  • Note: Joseph Florian Borley, 83, passed away Sunday morning, Oct. 23, at St. Vincent Hospital, listening to the polka music he loved. He was born May 30, 1928, in Sugarbush, to the late Joseph Sr. and Julia (Dantinne) Borley. Joe attended Brick School in Sugarbush through eighth grade. On Aug. 30, 1950, Joe married Lorraine Charles at St. Francis DePaul Catholic Church in Duvall.

    Joe and Lorraine began their married life farming in Pulaski. They then moved to Dyckesville and bought their present farm, which they operated as a dairy farm until July of 1999. In 1967, they built their beautiful life long home, which remained their present residence. In addition to farming, Joe began working full time at American Can-James River Paper Company on Feb. 4, 1953. He worked in the pulp mill, in sulfite, and taking care of the yard and machinery until he retired June 30, 1993. After retirement, Joe, along with his wife, Lorraine, continued to lead very active lives. For many years they cleaned both the school and the church at St. Louis, Dyckesville and were responsible for setting up funeral luncheons for the Parish. Joe was a bus driver for the Luxemburg-Casco School District for 13 years.

    Joe enjoyed traveling. Highlights were trips to Hawaii, Washington, D.C., and Branson. They also did some two and three day trips both in Canada and in the United States. Joe loved dancing, especially to his polkas. He also enjoyed card playing and bowling, which he did for many years. He especially enjoyed gardening and maintaining his home and farm. His great pride in the outdoor Christmas decorating of his home was very evident - what a wonderful sight driving on Hwy 57 through Dyckesville during Christmastime—his decorations beautifully lit up the dark winter skies. Joe's love for "John Deere" was an integral part of his entire life. Though he had long since retired from farming, using all John Deere equipment, the John Deere theme was evident throughout his home.

    Joe's faith in God and expression of that faith was an important part of his life. He was an active member of St. Louis Parish for over 50 years. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus. For many years he and his wife went to the Chapel in Robinsonville on a daily basis. It was an every evening ritual to pray the rosary.

    Joe is survived by his wife, Lorraine, Dyckesville; son and daughter-in-law, Gary and Michele Borley, Dyckesville; daughter and son-in-law, Cheryl and Mark Bader, Duvall; daughter, Julie Corroy and special friend, Tom Eisch, Appleton; and foster daughter and her husband, Leigh Ann and Randy Hovde, Green Bay. He is also survived by grandchildren Tina (engaged to Tony Searl) Borley, Courtney Borley, Eric Bader, Nicole Bader, Corinne (Bob) Konkol and their daughter, Camille, Shaun Corroy, and Megan Hovde. He is further survived by his brothers, Mark (Dorothy) Borley, Julius (Verna) Borley, all of Green Bay; Wilbert (Carol) Borley, Sugarbush; and Leo (Lynn) Borley, Green Bay; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Richard (Marie) Charles; Luxemburg; James (Muriel) Charles, Green Bay; and Betty Charles, Red Banks.

    Joe was preceded in death by his grandson, Ryan Bader; his brothers and sisters-in-law, Earl (Dorothy) Borley, Norville (Mabel) Borley; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Randall (Marie) Charles, Walter (Margaret) Charles, Wilfred Charles, Wallace (Geraldine) Charles, Irene (Melvin) Campbell, Willard Charles, John (Mabel) Charles, Mamie (Louis) LaCrosse, Clarence (Doris) Charles, Leona Charles, Joe (Mary) Charles, Mabel (Bill) Jandrain. and Mary Jane Borley.

    Friends may call at the McMahon Funeral Home, Luxemburg, 3:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 26, with prayer service at 5 p.m. with Rev. Dennis Drury. Visitation will continue Thursday morning, Oct. 27, 10:30 to 11:15 a.m. at St. Louis Catholic Church, Dyckesville. The Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11:30 with Parish Director Sr. Marlene Dimmerling, the Rev. Dennis Drury, the Rev. John Van Duren, and the Rev. Richard Mauthe officiating. Entombment in the Shrine of the Good Shepherd Mausoleum, Green Bay. Online messages of sympathy and reflection may be sent to the family on the McMahon Funeral Home website: www.mcmahonfh.com.

    The family wishes to thank Luxemburg Rescue, and all of the staff on 9th floor at St. Vincent Hospital for their kindness and caring during Joe's brief illness. They also wish to thank his many neighbors, especially Daniel Adams, for all their care and assistance.


    Published in Green Bay Press-Gazette from October 24 to October 25, 2011.

Mary Jane Charles

F, b. 1931, d. April 28, 1996

Parents

Family: Wilbert N Borley (b. November 22, 1925, d. April 28, 2013)

Biography

  • Birth: Mary Jane Charles was born in 1931.
  • Marriage: She and Wilbert N Borley were married on August 24, 1949 in Duvall, Kewaunee Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: Mary Jane Charles died on April 28, 1996, at age ~65.

Wilbert N Borley

M, b. November 22, 1925, d. April 28, 2013

Family 1: Carol Duquaine

Family 2: Mary Jane Charles (b. 1931, d. April 28, 1996)

Biography

  • Birth: Wilbert N Borley was born on November 22, 1925.
  • Marriage: He and Mary Jane Charles were married on August 24, 1949 in Duvall, Kewaunee Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: Wilbert N Borley died on April 28, 2013, at age 87.
  • Burial: He was buried in Shrine of Good Shepherd, Green Bay, Wisconsin.
  • Note: Wilbert Borley, 87, Humboldt, was taken into the arms of his Lord Sunday, April 28, 2013. He was born Nov. 22, 1925, to Joseph and Julia (Dantinne) Borley Sr. On August 24, 1949, he married the love of his life, Mary Jane Charles, at St. Francis Catholic Church in Duvall. Mary Jane preceded him in death Sunday, April 28, 1996, exactly 17 years prior to the day of his passing.

    He later married Carol (Duquaine) Tremble who survives him.

    Wilbert spent many years farming and working for Gauthier Construction as a crane operator. His strong faith was a role model for his children and grandchildren. Wilbert had many friends in his lifetime and was loved by all who knew him. It has often been said that no one ever had a harsh word to say about him.

    Wilbert enjoyed polka dancing, John Deere—you can only have green-- tractors, his many travels, and his winters as a snowbird in Arizona where he met and enjoyed many friends. While he enjoyed many things, he especially enjoyed his family, his grandchildren and the times they all spent together.

    Survivors include one daughter, Marilyn Peters and her friend, Michael Bauer, New Franken; one son and daughter-in-law, Dave and Jill Borley, New Franken; five grandchildren, Tyler Peters and his fiancé, Tiffany Dollahite, Green Bay; Katie Peters and her friend, Beau Liegeois, Green Bay; Cody and Lisa Borley, Green Bay; Andy Borley, Platteville and Alex Borley, New Franken; a three month old great-granddaughter, Audrina Peters; seven step-children and their families; brothers and sisters-in-law, Mark and Dorothy Borley, Merle and Verna Borley, Leo and Lynn Borley, all of Green Bay; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Jim and Muriel Charles, Green Bay; Richard and Marie Charles, Luxemburg; Donna and Gerald Fabry, Brussels; Mary VanLanen, Green Bay; many nieces and nephews.

    He was also preceded in death by his parents, brothers and sisters-in-law, Earl and Dorothy Borley, Norville and Mabel Borley, Joseph and Lorraine Borley; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Randall and Marie Charles, Walter and Margaret Charles, Wilfred Charles, Wallace and Geraldine Charles, Irene and Melvin Campbell, Willard and Betty Charles, John and Mabel Charles, Mamie and Louis LaCrosse, Clarence and Doris Charles, Leona Charles, Joe and Mary Charles, Mabel and Bill Jandrain and Richard VanLanen.

    Friends may call at Proko-Wall Funeral Home, 1630 E. Mason St., from 3:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday. A parish wake service will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday. Friends may also call from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Friday at St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church, 5930 Humboldt Road, Sugarbush. The Mass of Christian Burial will celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Friday at the church. Entombment will be at Shrine of the Good Shepherd Mausoleum. To send online condolences, visit www.prokowall.com.

    Wilbert's children extend a special thank you to the excellent nursing staff at Bornemann Nursing Home, to County Rescue for getting Dad back to Green Bay with such care, and to Dr. Jules Blank, the staff of Mount Vista Hospital and Apache Junction Health Center in Arizona for their compassionate care. Special thanks also to Al Jenquart who we can never thank enough for all you have done and to Wilbert's many friends for your prayers, care and concern.




    Published in Green Bay Press-Gazette from April 30 to May 2, 2013.

James Charles

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Family: Muriel Friex