Kenneth J Baumgart
M, b. June 16, 1925, d. September 19, 2016
- Birth: Kenneth J Baumgart was born on June 16, 1925 in Bellevue, Brown Co, Wisconsin.
- Death: He died on September 19, 2016, at age 91.
- Note: Spread Eagle-
Baumgart, Kenneth J (Ken), age 91, passed peacefully on September 19, 2016. Ken was born on June 16, 1925 in Bellevue, Wisconsin on the family farm homestead. It was in this home that Ken and his siblings were born and raised. He and his siblings eventually attended school in the nearby one room schoolhouse that was the first school in the area and was built on the Baumgart homestead. Ken’s parents Anton Baumgart (1893-1981) and Oar (Anna) Boerschinger Baumgart (1892-1987) continued operating the dairy farm and boarded the local schoolteacher. The farm was known in the area for its high quality milk and for the dedication of the Baumgart extended family to civic involvement, educational support, church, country and family. These hardworking ancestors passed on these values and abilities to their children including Ken.
Ken excelled in school and graduated at age 16 from Central Catholic HS in Green Bay, Wisconsin. He then ran away and joined the army in 1943 serving as a Private First Class at Headquarters Company also serving as a Sargent in the Engineering Section in the European Theatre during WWII. He returned state side after finishing his tour of duty.
Returning to the Green Bay area, Ken met and married Marcy Jauquet in 1947 and relocated to Madison, Wisconsin where he studied at the University. Ken re-enlisted, enter O.C.S. training and served a tour of duty in Korea. It did take him almost 50 years before he could consume rice again.
With a young family, Ken returned to Green Bay and started the Ken Baumgart Construction Company and built homes for over 25 years. He served as President of Brown County Home Builders Association, was Supervisor for the Bellevue Township and served as Commander of the VFW.
His love of the north woods including hunting, fishing and nature activities with his family motivated Ken and Marcy in 1958 to build a cottage in Spread Eagle, Wisconsin. They made this cottage their permanent home in 1976 where Ken resided until his death. Ken continued to work in construction and also served on the Florence County Board of Commissioners, as the Florence County Veterans Officer and Commander the Florence VFW.
Ken was a fun loving man, always ready with a quick joke, was an early adopter of technology, enjoyed reading and loved to invent what he needed. He had a well-stocked candy cupboard and was widely known for keeping the family tradition of making Booyah on summer holiday weekends.
Ken is preceded in death by his parents, Anton and Ora Baumgart, his brothers Anthony (Tony) and Robert (Bob) and his sister Shirley Gephart. He is survived by his loving wife of 69 years, Marcy (Jauquet) Baumgart, and his brother Donald (Donny), as well as his 12 children – Diane Baumgart (Myron), Kenneth C Baumgart (Julie), Tom Baumgart (Victoria), John Baumgart, Bruce Baumgart (Betsy), Betsy Freiburger (John), Teri Sanborn (Bill), Nick Baumgart (Anne), Edie Baumgart, Sarah Baumgart, Ben Baumgart (Kelly), Annie Shears (Jim). In addition, Ken had 25 grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren.
A visitation will be held Saturday, September 24, 2016 from 10:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Florence. VFW Post #3635 of Florence will accord Military Honors Saturday, 10:45 a.m. at the church. Funeral Mass will be celebrated Saturday, 11:00 a.m. at the church. Rev. Fr. Matt Settle will officiate. Burial will take place at St. Mary Cemetery, Commonwealth Wis.
You may light a candle in remembrance of Ken or leave a condolence for his family online at www.JacobsFuneralHomes.com.
The family has chosen the Jacobs-Lundholm Funeral Home, Florence, to honor Ken’s legacy of life.
Donald T Baumgart
M, b. October 19, 1927, d. April 11, 2017
- Birth: Donald T Baumgart was born on October 19, 1927 in Green Bay, Brown Co, Wisconsin.
- Marriage: He and Eloise Vanderneck were married on April 16, 1948.
- Death: Donald T Baumgart died on April 11, 2017, at age 89.
- Note: Donald T. (Don) Baumgart, 89, Green Bay, passed away April 11, 2017, at a local hospital. Don was born October 19, 1927, in Green Bay, son of the late Antone and Ora (Boerschinger) Baumgart. He married Eloise Vanderneck on April 16, 1948, and she preceded him in death.
Don worked construction on his own and with his brother (Ken Baumgart Construction). He retired as a Captain for the Brown County Sheriff Department.
Survivors include his daughters, Yvonne M. DeVos and her life partner, Jim Laabs, Green Bay, Cheryl A. (Michael) Haedt, Green Bay, Joanne M. (George) Schellgell, Land of Lakes, WI, and Julie A. Baumgart; sons, David Baumgart and his life partner, Viki Appleby, Green Bay, and Steven Baumgart and his life partner, Lisa Simolon, Sobieski; 6 grandchildren: Pam DeVos, Bobbie (Michael) Wellens, Andrea Haedt-Mendoza, Lori (Eric) Ahlgrim, Christopher (Allison) Haedt, and Jason (Rachel) Haedt; 10 great-grandchildren; sister-in-law, Gen Baumgart; and numerous nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents and wife, Don was preceded in death by 3 brothers, Tony, Ken and Robert (Bob); sister, Shirley Gebhart; brothers-in-law, Donald Ferrier and Jerry Gebhardt; and sisters-in-law, Marge Baumgart, Marcy Baumgart, and Janice Baumgart.
Per Don's wishes, a private family service was held. Proko-Wall Funeral Home and Crematory assisted Don's family. Online condolences may be expressed at www.prokowall.com.
The family would like to give a very special thanks to Brittany Gross for her loving care of Donald and Julie.
Published in Green Bay Press-Gazette from Apr. 16 to Apr. 18, 2017.
F, b. September 7, 1934, d. October 24, 2014
- Birth: Shirley Baumgart was born on September 7, 1934 in Green Bay, Brown Co, Wisconsin.
- Marriage: She and Donald Ferrier were married in 1953.
- Marriage: Shirley Baumgart and Jerry Gebhart were married in 1998.
- Death: Shirley Baumgart died on October 24, 2014, at age 80.
- Burial: She was buried in Allouez Catholic Cemetery, Green Bay, Brown Co, Wisconsin.
- Note: Shirley Gebhard, 80, Green Bay, died peacefully at home on Friday, October 24, 2014.
She was born in Green Bay on September 7, 1934, to Anna (Boerschinger) and Anton Baumgart.
She graduated from St. Phillip the Apostle Elementary School in 1947, then from St. Joseph Academy in 1951.
Shirley married Donald Ferrier in 1953; they were married for forty-two years. Later widowed, she married Gerald Gebhard in 1998 until his recent passing.
Shirley worked in the offices of Schreiber Cheese and Borden Company. Then she was a homemaker for 17 years, raising her family. Shirley and Donald Ferrier were charter members of Nativity of Our Lord Catholic Church, where Shirley taught religious education for more than a decade. Later, she was employed at Shopko’s corporate offices for 20 years before retiring in 1994. Shirley treasured spending several winters in Sun City, Arizona. Shirley enjoyed playing Bridge and Schopskopf, traveling and collecting roosters. She was cookie chairperson for Girl Scouts and volunteered at concessions for the Ashwaubenon High School Band fundraisers. She loved to cook and bake for her family. Other interests, included going to the theater, art, and taking sketching and story writing classes.
Surviving are her six children: Sharon (Stephen) Fountaine, Fort Wayne, IN; Gary (Laura) Ferrier, Fayetteville, AR; Gail (Scott) Selby, DePere, WI; Mark (Andrea) Ferrier, West Bend, WI; Brian Ferrier, Orlando, FL; and Amy Ferrier, Milwaukee, WI; her 8 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren. She also had four step-children: Richard (Vicky) Gebhard; Vicki (Dann) Geronimi; Gregg (Cathy) Gebhard; Kay (Reto) Frei; as well as 5 step-grandchildren and 9 step-great-grandchildren.
Shirley is further survived by her siblings and their spouses; Gen Baumgart, Kenneth (Marcie) Baumgart, Donald Baumgart, and Janice Baumgart. Surviving in-laws are: Henry Ferrier, Martin Ferrier, Ira (Judy) Ferrier, Lorraine Malcore, Walter (Donna) Ferrier, Jean Ann (Harvey) Parsons, Karlene Gebhard, Sr. Mary Frances Gebhard, Kathy (Tom) Tulenko.
Shirley is preceded in death by her first husband, Don Ferrier, as well as by her second husband, Jerry Gebhard; brothers, Anthony and Robert Baumgart; sisters-in-law: Marge Baumgart, Eloise Baumgart, and Jane Ferrier; brothers in-law: Arnold Ferrier, Robert Malcore , and Jim Gebhard.
Friends may call on Tuesday, October 28, 2014 at 9:30 AM for a visitation until the time of the 11:00 AM Mass of Christian Burial at St. Bernard Catholic Church, 2040 Hillside Ln. Green Bay, WI 54302. Entombment will be at Allouez Catholic Cemetery and Chapel Mausoleum. To leave a message for the family, please visit www.NewcomerGreenBay.com
The family wishes to express their gratitude to the considerate and loving staff at Age Well. In lieu of flowers, Shirley requested donations be made to Syble Hopp School for children with special needs.
M, b. circa 1927, d. yes
- Birth: Jerry Gebhart was born circa 1927.
- Marriage: He and Shirley Baumgart were married in 1998.
- Death: Jerry Gebhart died yes.
Nancy Louise Katch
Bonnie J Riehl
F, b. August 19, 1928, d. January 25, 2011
- Birth: Bonnie J Riehl was born on August 19, 1928.
- Marriage: She and Raymond G Schultz were married on November 13, 1948.
- Death: Bonnie J Riehl died on January 25, 2011, at age 82.
- Burial: She was buried in Highland Memorial Park, Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
- Note: Bonnie J. (Riehl) Schultz returned to her Lord, her beloved son, Michael, and loving husband Raymond on January 25th, 2011, after a courageous battle with cancer. Bonnie was born on August 19th, 1928, daughter of Willard and Bernice Riehl. She married the love of her life Raymond on November 13th, 1948. They spent their life figuring out where they wanted to settle down, living in Shawano, Milwaukee, Rhinelander and then settling in Appleton. Bonnie attended Central Michigan University where she refined her artistic abilities. Bonnie's diverse skills ranged from teaching piano, sewing, providing creativity for the Creative Design Department of Sears and working with clients at the Sheltered Activity Center (SAC). SAC was her favorite job where she also worked with her husband and simply loved working with the clients.
Bonnie loved unconditionally with a true generosity of spirit, combined with a wicked wit. Her love included not only her family, but her children's spouses, her grandchildren, great-grandchildren and many close, lifelong friends. She was a true role model and mentor and will be forever missed. Bonnie had special bonds with her daughter-in-law Deb Schultz whose faith and gentle strength were always a comfort, and daughter-in-law Jennifer whose true friendship and humor she treasured, son-in-law "Mikey" and son-in-law Jim who kept her laughing with his countless humorous e-mails. She truly loved all of them as her children.
Bonnie is survived by her two daughters Deb (Jim) Brucato, Jenny (Michael) Harris, her son Jeff (Jennifer) Schultz, daughter-in-law Deb Schultz, and brother Bill Riehl. Also her five grandchildren: Crystal (Ben) Gavin, Kymberly (Mike) Henrickson, Jerry Harris, James (Becky) Harris, Marty (Erin) Harris and great-grandchildren Christopher, Zachary, Ava Lily, Ethan, Melanie, Grant and Clark.
The funeral service for Bonnie will be held at 12 noon on Friday, January 28, 2011, at Valley Funeral Home, with Chaplain Jordan Kuczwara officiating. Interment will be in Highland Memorial Park. Bonnie's family will receive relatives and friends on Friday at the funeral home from 10 a.m. until the hour of service. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to ThedaCare Hospice.
The family would like to thank the entire staff at ThedaCare Hospice Residence, especially Jordan, Amber and Mary for their truly wonderful care and friendship.
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Raymond G Schultz
M, b. May 22, 1927, d. September 26, 2003
- Birth: Raymond G Schultz was born on May 22, 1927 in Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
- Marriage: He and Bonnie J Riehl were married on November 13, 1948.
- Death: Raymond G Schultz died on September 26, 2003, at age 76.
- Burial: He was buried in Highland Memorial Park, Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.