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Beverly Phillippi

F, b. June 8, 1935, d. April 12, 2014

Biography

  • Birth: Beverly Phillippi was born on June 8, 1935 in Richland Center, Richland Co, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: She and Francis Zimmer were married on August 10, 1957.
  • Death: Beverly Phillippi died on April 12, 2014, at age 78.
  • Note: Beverly Zimmer (Phillippi) of Appleton, age 78, died on April 12, 2014 at Rennes Health Care Center. Bev was born in Richland Center, WI on June 8, 1935, the only daughter of Oliver and Hilda Phillippi. Bev grew up in Fond du Lac until 7th grade when her family moved to Medina where her family owned the Medina General Store and Bev attended the one room school house for 7th and 8th grade. Bev graduated from Appleton High School in 1953. As a senior in high school, Bev was diagnosed with tuberculosis and spent the next 16 months in the Riverview TB Sanitorium in Kaukauna.

    Bev received a Degree in Dental Hygiene from Marquette University Dental School in Milwaukee in 1956. She loved being a Dental Hygienist and was proud to have worked for 42 years in her profession.

    On August 10, 1957, she married Francis "Fran" Zimmer and they were married for 49 years until he passed away in June of 2007.

    Bev was very active in the Lady Elks as the treasurer for many years and loved playing bridge, wintering in Florida with Fran and the Naples gang from Appleton. She also enjoyed her travels with Fran in their RV, camping, and tailgating at Lambeau Field for the Packer games - but most of all, Bev cherished the time she spent with her 6 grandchildren, attending their sporting and musical activities. Bev was also a member at St. Pius X Catholic Church.

    Bev is survived by a daughter, Nancy (Boyd) Chessman and their daughter Kayla; three sons: Michael (Candace) Zimmer, and their daughters Rachael and Audra; John (Deb) Zimmer, and their son Jack; and Tom (Tina) Zimmer, and their sons Drew and Nick; 3 sisters-in-law: Jeri Phillippi, Chattanooga, TN, Carol (Steve Reed) Zimmer, Aurora, CO, and Dottie Zimmer, Stratford, CT; 3 brothers-in-law: Paul (Pat) Zimmer, Tampa, FL, Fred (Pat) Zimmer, Appleton, and Dan (Theresa) Zimmer, Thousand Oaks, CA. She is further survived by many wonderful nieces, nephews, and was blessed by many special friends.

    She was preceded in death by her husband Fran, her parents, 2 brothers: Robert (Margaret) Phillippi, and William Phillippi; daughter -in-law, Carolyn Zimmer; 2 brothers-in-law: Edward Zimmer and Fr. Ellis OFM Cap. and 3 sisters-in-law: Rita (Richard) Gruentzel, Joanne Lemoine, and Irene Zimmer.

    A Memorial Mass will take place at 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday, April 16, 2014 at St. Pius X Catholic Church, 500 W. Marquette St., Appleton, with Fr. Thomas Farrell officiating. Friends may visit at the church on Wednesday from 9 a.m. until the time of service. Interment will take place at St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund for causes dear to Bev's heart has been established.

    The family would like to extend a special thank you to the staff at Rennes Health Care Center, Touchmark on West Prospect, ThedaCare at Home Hospice, and the Martha Siekman Cancer Center for the compassionate care given to Bev.

    Mom, you were our rock. You raised four children and helped provide for the family as well. You and dad were awesome role models, leading by word and by example. You both live on in us. Mom, you are now receiving your reward and are reunited with dad.

    Grandma, you left this world with 10 roses in your hands. One rose from each child and one rose from each grandchild. You waited until we were all with you to say goodbye. You were always very thoughtful like that. You were also very supportive of all our activities and adventures. Thank you for creating such a loving family full of love, laughter and jokes! Goodbye Grandma, we love you to the moon and back. Tell Gumpy we miss him!

Georgiana J Schmidlkofer

F, b. January 18, 1923, d. January 5, 2011

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Biography

  • Birth: Georgiana J Schmidlkofer was born on January 18, 1923 in Hilbert, Calumet Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: She died on January 5, 2011, at age 87.
  • Note: Georgiana J. Heimerman ("Georgie"), 87, Appleton, beloved mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, aunt and friend, left the loving embrace of her earthly family on Wednesday, January 5, 2011, after a courageous second battle with cancer. Georgie was born on January 18, 1923, in Hilbert, Wisconsin, to the late Jacob and Catherine (Koehler) Schmidlkofer, the sixth of their loving family of seven children. The family later moved to Kaukauna where Georgie was active in sports and played French horn in the Kaukauna High School band. Georgie grew up as part of the "Greatest Generation," experiencing both the Great Depression and World War II. After high school, Georgie was a metal lathe operator for the War effort. She married Florian Heimerman on August 28, 1943, and the couple resided in New York during the war years, then returned to the Fox Valley area. They later bought and operated the Tangiers supper club in Oconto, Wisconsin, for around 18 years. After the couple divorced, Georgie ran the senior meal site for Oconto and later was employed in food service at the Oconto Hospital. Georgie moved to Appleton in 1990 to be closer to her family. She was an avid bird watcher, enjoyed fishing (especially at the lake with Steve), participated in women's golf and bowling leagues, and also enjoyed card and game playing, gardening and reading and music (especially classical and Neil Diamond). She was blessed to enjoy traveling to many places (many with Sue and Dick), including Austria, Germany, Venice, Florida, the Bahamas, California, Kentucky, Hawaii, Pennsylvania, Alaska, Colorado and Canada, and shows at the Fireside with her friend Jim. Georgie was loved by all who met her — she treated everyone as her best friend and was the first to volunteer to help others in times of trouble. She had a calm manner, great wisdom, and an outstanding ability to make the best of whatever life threw her way. Georgie enjoyed living her last few years at the Linwood Apartments and made many friends there.

    Georgie will be so deeply missed by her eight children: Judy (Tom) Garot, Little Chute; Steve (Patti) Heimerman, Oconto; Mary Lou (Bob) Myers, Tulsa, OK; Ken Heimerman, Wausau; Sue (Dick) Meseberg, Madison; Don Heimerman, Green Bay; John (Tina) Heimerman, Green Bay and Ann (John) Hardginski, Menasha. Georgie was a terrific grandmother, known for her special love of babies and her grandchildren were the light of her life — Jon (Beth) Olsen, Rob Olsen, Linda Olsen, Andrew Heimerman, Paula (Paul) Le Calsey, Nick and Joey Myers, Zak Heimerman, Michael Meseberg, Alex and Bennett Heimerman and Brianna, Luke, Tavia and Rachel Hardginski. Georgie also is survived by three great-grandaughters, Elena and Leah Olsen and Sophia LeCalsey. She is further survived by a sister, Stella Vils, Kaukauna, nieces, nephews, her in-laws: LeRoy (Pauline) Heimerman, Ceil Goerl, Doris (John) Weyers, Joyce (Ray) Lake, all of Appleton; Dennis (Marianne) Heimerman of Clintonville, and other relatives and friends.
    She was preceded in death by her parents, her former husband, Florian, one brother and four sisters.
    A celebration of Georgie's life will be held on Sunday, January 9, at Valley Funeral Home with visitation at 12:30 p.m. A memorial service will follow at 2:30 p.m. Visitation and a Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Monday, January 10, at St. Pius X Parish, 500 W. Marquette Avenue, Appleton, WI beginning at 10 followed by Mass at 11:30 a.m.
    The family would like to thank Dr. Sonya Eiben for her many years of good care. We also acknowledge the staff of Fox Valley Hematology and Oncology (Dr. A. Phillips), and the staff who cared for Mom at Brewster Village and Affinity Hospice.
    A memorial fund for Georgie is being established.
    Valley Funeral Home
    2211 N. Richmond St.
    Appleton 920-733-5435
    www.valleyfh.com
    "Serving as would
    be Served."

Judith Heimerman

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Family: Thomas Garot

Thomas Garot

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Steven R Heimerman

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Patricia Unknown

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Mary Lou Heimerman

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Family: Robert Myers

Robert Myers

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Kenneth Heimerman

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Sue Heimerman

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Richard Meseberg

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Donald Heimerman

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John Charles Heimerman

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Tina Marie Ihde

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Ann Heimerman

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John Hardginski

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Esther C VandenHeuvel

F, b. March 2, 1918, d. January 6, 2011

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Family 1: Lawrence Bauer (b. May 31, 1913, d. September 11, 1956)

Family 2: Benedict J Karls (b. May 26, 1920, d. December 15, 1999)

Biography

  • Birth: Esther C VandenHeuvel was born on March 2, 1918 in Kaukauna, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: She and Lawrence Bauer were married on January 4, 1940.
  • Marriage: Esther C VandenHeuvel and Benedict J Karls were married on September 5, 1966.
  • Death: Esther C VandenHeuvel died on January 6, 2011, at age 92, in Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Burial: She was buried in Highland Memorial Park, Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Note: Esther C. Karls, age 92, passed away peacefully at Appleton Medical Center on Thursday, January 6, 2011. She was born in Kaukauna on March 2, 1918; daughter of the late George and Anna (Vandenberg) VandenHeuvel. On January 4, 1940, she married Lawrence Bauer; he preceded her in death on September 11, 1956. On September 5, 1966, she married Benedict "Ben" Karls; he preceded her in death on December 15, 1999. She was also preceded in death by her brother, John; sisters Edna and Rosemary.

    She will be missed by her children: Roy Bauer, Appleton; John Bauer, Milwaukee; Steve (Diane) Bauer, Stevens Point; Mary (Tom) Sommers, Appleton, stepchildren: Joyce (John) Giebel, Fond du Lac; Diane Nett (Joseph) Malone; Audrey (Jim) Schaefer, Oakfield; Karen Karls, Chilton; Gerald (Lorraine) Karls, Chilton; Allen (Donna) Karls, Charlesburg; Ron (Sue) Karls, Mt. Calvary; grandchildren: Jeff Bauer, Jennifer (John) Eberhardt, John (Heidi) Bauer, Julie (Mark) Luther, Ryan (Lori) Sommers, Eric (Jennifer) Sommers, Brian Bauer; nine great-grandchildren; numerous stepgrandchildren and stepgreat-grandchildren; brothers: Raymond (Florence) VandenHeuvel, Appleton; Cyril "Bud" VandenHeuvel, Kaukauna; George VandenHeuvel, Appleton; sisters: Myra (Orv) Mueller, Appleton; Therese VanCamp, Freedom; Adele (Tom), Kaukauna; and a sister-in-law Veronica Jochman; other relatives and friends.
    In her early years, Esther was an avid artist in oil painting. Esther also enjoyed playing cards, trips to the cottage on Pickerel Lake, and many happy times with her family members.
    A Mass of Christian Burial for Esther will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, January 8, 2011, at St. Thomas More Catholic Church, 1810 N. McDonald St., Appleton. Family and friends may visit at the church on Saturday from 9 a.m. until the time of the mass.
    The family wishes to extend their sincere thanks to Doctors Danz, Culligan, and White of the Kaukauna Clinic, and the doctors and staff of Appleton Medical Center for their care and kindness. She was a long-time member of St. Thomas More. Thank you to Father Falk for his many years of kindness. In lieu of flowers, a memorial has been set up for St. Thomas More parish.
    Valley Funeral Home
    2211 N. Richmond St.
    Appleton 920-733-5435
    www.valleyfh.com
    "Serving as
    would be Served."

Benedict J Karls

M, b. May 26, 1920, d. December 15, 1999

Family: Esther C VandenHeuvel (b. March 2, 1918, d. January 6, 2011)

Biography

  • Birth: Benedict J Karls was born on May 26, 1920 in Fond du Lac, Fond du lac Co, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: He and Esther C VandenHeuvel were married on September 5, 1966.
  • Death: Benedict J Karls died on December 15, 1999, at age 79, in Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Burial: He was buried in Highland Memorial Park, Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.

John George Bauer

M, b. July 26, 1944, d. September 24, 2011

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Biography

  • Birth: John George Bauer was born on July 26, 1944.
  • Death: He died on September 24, 2011, at age 67.
  • Burial: He was buried in Highland Memorial Park, Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Note: John "Jack", Bauer Sr, age 67. Born July 26th, 1944. Called home to be with the Lord on September 24th, 2011. Devoted son of the late Lawrence and Esther Bauer and step-son of the late Ben Karls. Beloved father to Jeff (Julie) Bauer, Jenny (John) Eberhardt, John (Heidi) Bauer, and Julie (Mark) Luther. Proud grandpa to Cheyenne, Kasandra, Konner, Kourtney, Matthew, Brianna, Braden, Sam, Ben, and Max. Dear brother "Jack" of Roy Bauer, Steve (Diane) Bauer, and Mary (Tom) Sommers. Also survived by Joan Bauer and many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and step brothers and sisters.

    John was a graduate of UW-Whitewater. He proudly served his country in the Navy aboard the USS Independence.

    He was an accountant by trade. In his later years, he was a very loyal driver for Grebe's Bakery. Although he enjoyed his job, he was also looking forward to retiring in the very near future. His plan was to be able to spend even more time with his children and grandchildren, enjoying the outdoors, and travelling.

    While we will never understand why you were taken now, we are certain that you are in God's loving arms, reunited with loved ones.

    Visitation at the Funeral Home - Thursday, September 29th. 11:30 am - 1:15 pm. Funeral service at 1:30 pm. Procession to Highland Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, memorials appreciated to the Milwaukee County Zoo.

    KRAUSE

    FUNERAL HOME And

    Cremation Services

    12401 W. National Ave.

    New Berlin,

    Wisconsin 53151

    262-786-8009


    Published in Appleton Post-Crescent on September 27, 2011.

Stephen Lawrence Bauer

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Diane Marie Bender

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Myra VandenHeuvel

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Orville Mueller

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Adele VandenHeuvel

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Cindy Aplin

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Family: Dennis Peters (b. May 9, 1949, d. January 5, 2011)