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Paul John Decker

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  • Birth: Paul John Decker was born on February 1, 1968.
  • Death: He died on January 16, 2001, at age 32.

Michael Richard Biese

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  • Descendant of an Immigrant on: America

Miranda Jo Lyman

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Elwyn Blackford Staley

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Family: Ruth Mae Powell (b. November 25, 1917, d. December 16, 2013)

Biography

  • Birth: Elwyn Blackford Staley was born on August 25, 1917.
  • Marriage: He and Ruth Mae Powell were married on March 22, 1941.
  • Death: Elwyn Blackford Staley died on December 26, 2014, at age 97.
  • Burial: He was buried in Seymour City Cemetery, Seymour, Wisconsin.
  • Note: Elwyn Blackford Staley, age 97, of Seymour passed away on Friday, December 26, 2014. Elwyn was born on August 25, 1917 at Belleville, WI to Wallace and Mozelle (Blackford) Staley, the 4th of 5 children. He was united in marriage to Ruth Powell on March 22, 1941. Elwyn and Ruth celebrated 72 years of marriage before Ruth's death in 2013.

    After high school Elwyn traveled with a show herd of Jersey cattle by train. Later, he took milk samples in Shawano and Outagamie Counties. Elwyn loved farming and farm life. The farm has been in the family for 130 years.

    He managed the Outagamie County Central DHIA for about 8 years. Elwyn was an officer and member of the Outagamie County Farm Bureau, the county and state Holstein Breeders and was active in 4-H and the county fair.

    Elwyn liked to play cards, watch sports (especially the Packers) and spend time with his family, friends, and neighbors. He was a very gentle and kind man and was loved greatly by his family and friends.

    Elwyn will be greatly missed by a son, Allyn (Bridget) Staley, Seymour; a daughter, Diane Beyer, Manawa; 5 grandchildren: Clinton (Kim) Beyer, Scott Staley (friend Theresa), Ross Beyer, Greg (Wendy) Staley and Karen (David) Weber; 2 step-grandchildren, Matthew and Alan McBee; 4 great-grandchildren: Kora, Mason and Nash Staley and Calleigh Beyer; 2 step-great grandchildren, Kaelyn and Lynnex McBee; many wonderful nieces and nephews.

    Elwyn was preceded in death by his parents; a son-in-law, Kenn Beyer; 3 brothers and sisters-in-law: Ivan (Oral) Staley, Arleigh (Marguarite) Staley, and Garth (Phyllis) Staley; a sister and brother-in-law, Lucille (Burgess) Behnke; 4 brothers-in-law: Seldon (Alice) Powell, Lester (Daisy) Powell, Gordon (Mary) Powell, and Arland Powell.

    A visitation for family and friends will be at Muehl-Boettcher Funeral Home, Seymour on Friday, January 2, 2015 from 9:30 a.m. until funeral services at noon with Eugene Moerschel officiating. Burial will take place in the Seymour City Cemetery.

    Online condolence may be expressed at www.muehlboettcher.com

    Elwyn's family would like to thank Dr. James Mariano of Appleton Heart Institute for his many years of excellent care of Elwyn.

Ruth Mae Powell

F, b. November 25, 1917, d. December 16, 2013

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Family: Elwyn Blackford Staley (b. August 25, 1917, d. December 26, 2014)

Biography

  • Birth: Ruth Mae Powell was born on November 25, 1917.
  • Marriage: She and Elwyn Blackford Staley were married on March 22, 1941.
  • Death: Ruth Mae Powell died on December 16, 2013, at age 96, in Seymour, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Burial: She was buried in Seymour City Cemetery, Seymour, Wisconsin.
  • Note: Ruth Mae Staley, age 96, Seymour, passed away on December 16, 2013 at Good Shepherd Nursing Home in Seymour after a 10 day stay. Ruth was born on the family farm on November 25, 1917, to the late Allen and Lena (Rohm) Powell, the youngest of 5 children. She was united in marriage to Elwyn Staley of Oregon, Wis., on March 22, 1941. Elwyn and Ruth celebrated 72 years of marriage last March.

    Ruth liked to play cards and games of all kinds. She most enjoyed spending time with her family, friends and neighbors. Ruth worked as a secretary for the Seymour School district, CESA, and the Outagamie County Extension office. She was a 4-H club leader and a member of the County Homemakers.

    Ruth will be greatly missed by her husband of 72 years, Elwyn; one son, Allyn (Bridget) Staley, Seymour; one daughter, Diane Beyer, Manawa; 5 grandchildren: Clinton (Kim) Beyer, Scott Staley (friend Theresa), Ross Beyer, Greg (Wendy) Staley and Karen (David) Weber; 2 step-grandchildren, Matthew and Alan McBee; 4 great-grandchildren: Kora, Mason and Nash Staley and Calleigh Beyer; 1 step-great grandchild, Kaelyn McBee; nieces and nephews.

    Ruth was preceded in death by her parents; a son-in-law, Kenn Beyer; 4 brothers: Seldon (Alice) Powell, Lester (Daisy) Powell, Gordon (Mary) Powell, Arland Powell; 3 brothers-in-law and a sister-in-law: Ivan (Oral) Staley, Lucille (Burgess) Behnke, Arleigh (Marquarite) Staley, Garth (Phyllis) Staley.

    A visitation for family and friends will be at Muehl-Boettcher Funeral Home, Seymour on Friday, December 20, 2013 from 9:30 a.m. until funeral services at noon with Eugene Moerschel officiating. Burial will take place in the Seymour City Cemetery. Online condolence may be expressed at www.muehlboettcher.com

    Ruth's family would like to thank Dr. James Mariano of Appleton Heart Institute for his many years of extraordinary care of Ruth and also Dr. Tom Miaskowski.

Laura Engel

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Florence Lukaszewski

F, b. June 12, 1928, d. March 28, 2009

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  • Birth: Florence Lukaszewski was born on June 12, 1928.
  • Marriage: She and Robert George Benzschawel were married on June 15, 1948 in St Mary Church, Greenleaf, Wisconsin.
  • Death: Florence Lukaszewski died on March 28, 2009, at age 80.
  • Burial: She was buried in St Mary Cemetery, Hilbert, Calumet Co, Wisconsin.

Kathie Benzschawel

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Carol Benzschawel

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Robert George Benzschawel

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Jean Benzschawel

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Thomas Roehrig

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Joan Benzschawel

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Steve Texmunt

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Laura Marie Kesler

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Keith Gerard Riemer

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  • Descendant of an Immigrant on: Maria Magdalena

Craig N Kesler

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Darcie Schwalenberg

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Terry Kesler

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Jonah Popp

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