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Cheryl Ann Stelter


Terry Filen



Jennifer L Morstadt


Family: Eric Filen

Leah Filen



James Filen

M, b. July 2, 1938, d. December 22, 2014



  • Birth: James Filen was born on July 2, 1938 in Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: He died on December 22, 2014, at age 76.
  • Note: James H. "Whitey" Filen, age 76 of Appleton, passed away unexpectedly on Monday, December 22, 2014. He was born July 2, 1938 in Appleton to the late Howard and Margaret Filen. He married Marie Brouillard on September 12, 1959.

    Jim was an avid outdoorsman who loved to fish especially on Lakes Winnebago and Poygan. He also loved to deer hunt with his children and grandchildren. Jim and Marie also went 4-wheeling for many years in Northern Wisconsin with friends. They also enjoyed traveling the U.S. especially Florida, Texas and Tennessee. Jim frequented the Queen Bee Restaurant so much they named an entrée after him, the 'Whitey Omelet'. Jim was an avid Brewer fan and rarely missed listening to a game. Jim served his country in the Navy and the National Guard and was honorably discharged. Jim worked at Fox River Paper Co. and retired after 37 years. He also worked as a courier for Ford Pharmacy and US Pack for several years during his 'retirement' years. Jim was willing to help anyone at any time without thinking what was in it for him. Jim touched many people in his life and they were lucky to have known him.

    He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Marie; sons, Jeff (Diana) Filen and Joe (Dawn) Filen; daughter, Jean (Mike) Pawlowski; grandchildren, Ashley (Rob) Johnson, Kayla (Joshua) Filen, Kyle (Rachel) Filen, Andy (Sarah) Pawlowski, Jessica Pawlowski, Josie, Jed and Brandon Filen; and great-grandchilden, Will, Elissa, Anderson, Delilah and Carter. He is further survived by brother-in-law, Harry Brouillard; sisters-in-law, Rosie Voeltz and Shirley Brouillard; several nieces and nephews, other relatives and friends and special friend, Tommy B. "Wild Bill".

    Jim was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Jack; sisters, Barb Ramminger and Pat Wildhagen; brothers-in-law, Ray Brouillard, Jerry Brouillard and Wayland Voeltz; sister-in-law, Delores Brouillard.

    A visitation will be held at Valley Funeral Home, 2211 N. Richmond Street, Appleton, on Monday, December 29, 2014, from 12:00pm to 3:00pm. A memorial service will be held at 3:00pm with Father Gerald Falk officiating. Full military honors to follow. In lieu of flowers a memorial fund is being established.

Marie Brouillard



Family: James Filen (b. July 2, 1938, d. December 22, 2014)

Joanne Lee Elmer

F, b. November 26, 1962, d. June 12, 2011




  • Birth: Joanne Lee Elmer was born on November 26, 1962.
  • Death: She died on June 12, 2011, at age 48.
  • Burial: She was buried in Riverside Cemetery, Appleton, Wisconsin.
  • Note: Joanne Lee Zwiers, age 48, died unexpectedly on Sunday, June 12, 2011, at her home. She was born November 26, 1962, daughter of the late Carolynn Smith. Joanne loved her family and friends especially her good friend Nann and enjoyed the company of her many pets. She loved decorating her home and spent many hours hunting for treasures for her home. She also enjoyed working on her cars and tending to her flowers.

    Joanne is survived by her loving daughter, Jamie (Jon Hostettler) Elmer, Appleton, three grandsons, Julius, Ryan and Brandon, a sister, Barbara, and her extended loving family.

    She was preceded in death by her mother, Carolynn; a brother, Duane; grandparents Paul and Helen Smith; and by several cousins and uncles.

    A private family service will be held Friday, June 17, 2011, at Riverside Cemetery, Appleton. In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund has been established.

    Valley Funeral Home

    2211 N. Richmond St.

    Appleton 920-733-5435

    "Serving as would

    be Served."

Jamie Elmer



Duane Elmer

M, b. circa 1962, d. yes



  • Birth: Duane Elmer was born circa 1962.
  • Death: He died yes.

Mindi Audley


Family: Brian Keith Friebel (b. September 27, 1966, d. September 9, 2017)

Donald Glenn Nolan

M, b. June 15, 1949, d. February 7, 2016



  • Birth: Donald Glenn Nolan was born on June 15, 1949 in Kaukauna, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: He died on February 7, 2016, at age 66.
  • Note: Nolan, Donald "Buck" Glenn

    MADISON- On the evening of February 7, 2016, Don passed away peacefully at his home with his family Linda, Emily, Amanda, Declan, Ryland, Molly and Pippa; after a 4 year fight with Parkinson's Disease. Don was clearly waiting until the Super Bowl was over. Don was 66 years old.

    Don Nolan was born in Kaukauna, Wisconsin on June 15, 1949. He was the second child and first son to John and Rita (Dashner) Nolan. Don had one brother and three sisters.

    Don attended Kaukauna High School. He then attended the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He obtained an undergraduate degree at UW-Madison in political science, and master's degrees at UW-Madison in elementary education and social work. Don worked for the Jefferson Area School District first as social worker, then as director of pupil services as well as assistant superintendent. Don worked tirelessly crusading to make sure that each child had a quality public education. Don wanted each child in the Jefferson Area School District to receive an education that would give them the tools to be a successful adult.

    Don met his wife Linda when he was 18 waiting in the financial aid line at the Red Gym at UW. Don and Linda have been together ever since. Don and Linda enjoyed going to Badger football games, sitting in the backyard with an evening cocktail and traveling together. Don and Linda enjoyed being in each other's company and spending as much time together as possible. Don and Linda were truly one another's soulmates.

    Don had 3 children Emily, Amanda and Nick. Don was a wonderful father. In a time where people often don't make enough time for their families Don always made time for his wife, children and grandchildren. Don had two grandchildren Declan and Ryland. Don made the time he had with his boys, "grandpa's boys", very special. Declan and Ryland loved spending time with their grandpa as much as grandpa enjoyed spending time with them. Declan and Ryland especially enjoyed going to see the animals at the zoo with their grandpa. We know that grandpa will continue to be with the boys each and every day of their lives.

    In his free time Don loved to hunt, fish, garden and spend time with his family. Don enjoyed going on hunting trips to Colorado and Wyoming with his son Nick, friend Jack Schallern and brother Steve Nolan. Don loved spending time outside and spending time in nature.

    No obituary will ever be able to summarize Don's life because he lived such a full life.

    Don was preceded in death by his father John, sister Linda and his beloved son, Nick as well as his perfect dog Lady.

    Don is survived by his mother Rita Nolan, his wife Linda Plutchak, his daughters Emily and Amanda, his grandsons Declan and Ryland and his almost perfect dog Pippa. As well as his brother Steve and sisters Diane and Mary Ann Fiebelkorn (Roger). Don is also survived by numerous cousins, nieces and nephews.

    Don will be missed by many because he was loved by many. This world was truly a better place because Don was a part of it.

    A visitation will be held at Cress Funeral Home, 3610 Speedway Road, Madison on Thursday, February 11, 2016 from 4 to 7pm.

    In lieu of flowers, please donate in Buck's name to the Henry Vilas Zoo, 702 S. Randall Ave, Madison, WI 53715.

    Please share memories at

    Cress Funeral Service

    3610 Speedway Road


    (608) 238-3434.
  • Graduation: He graduated from Kaukauna High School in 1967.

Linda Plutchak


Family: Donald Glenn Nolan (b. June 15, 1949, d. February 7, 2016)

Nick Charles Nolan-Plutchak

M, b. November 19, 1985, d. June 13, 2011



  • Birth: Nick Charles Nolan-Plutchak was born on November 19, 1985 in Madison, Dane Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: He died on June 13, 2011, at age 25.
  • Note: Nick Charles Nolan-Plutchak, age 25, died Monday, June 13, 2011. Nick was born November 19, 1985, in Madison, the son of Donald G. Nolan and Linda Plutchak. Nick was a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

    We had the best son and brother a family could ask for. Our lives will never be the same. You were our beacon. We will always remember the three generation hunting trips. We will always remember the little boy in his footy pajamas and holsters. We will always remember watching Beau Geste. We will always remember pizza and Spanish tutoring on Langdon. We will always remember you and Lady in the morning. We will always remember you waiting on Friday nights for Em to come home. We remember all four kids spending every Friday in Em's room taking hours to make a ten-minute decision about where to go to dinner. Our lives were blessed by the luck of having you in it.

    Nick was preceded in death, by exactly one week, by his beloved dog Lady. We know they are now together.

    Nick is survived by his parents, Don and Linda; sisters Emily and Amanda Nolan-Plutchak of Madison; adopted brother, Isaiah Southward of Madison; his "true love," Molly Kelly of Madison; and grandparents, Glen and Rita (Dashner) Nolan of Kaukauna and Mary (Reilly) Plutchak of Appleton. Nick is further survived by many aunts, uncles, cousins and other loved ones. He was preceded in death by his grandfather, Herbert Plutchak of Kaukauna.

    May the road rise up to meet you. May the wind be ever at your back. May the sun shine warm upon your face, May the rains fall soft upon your fields. And, until we meet again, May God hold you in the hollow of His hand.

    - Traditional Irish Blessing.

    A memorial gathering in Nick's memory will be held at a later date.

    Cress Funeral &

    Cremation Service

    3610 Speedway Road

    Madison, WI 53705

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Emily Nolan-Plutchak



Amanda Nolan-Plutchak



Duane Emerson Riehl



Robin Lee Riehl

M, b. August 23, 1960, d. June 16, 2011



  • Birth: Robin Lee Riehl was born on August 23, 1960 in New London, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: He died on June 16, 2011, at age 50, in Hortonville, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Note: Robin Lee Riehl, 50, Hortonville, Wis., passed away at home on Thursday, June 16, 2011.

    He was born August 23, 1960, at New London Community Hospital. He worked at Voith in Appleton for 32 years. He had a long love of music; playing the guitar in several bands and also judging music competitions. He had a love for softball and a greater love for teaching his children all sports; teaching them and watching them grow.

    Robin is survived by his sons, Morgan and Seth; daughter, Brooklyn — they were his life; parents, Duane and Sandy Riehl; brothers, Rick (Patti), Rance (Traci), and Radley (Jenny); sister, Ranae (Fred) Sommers; nieces and nephews, Evan, Roselynn, Trenton, Trevor, Alexandrea, Tyler, Jordan and Jarett Riehl, and Josh, Taylor and Wesley Sommers.

    He is preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Lyle and Mary Riehl; maternal grandparents, Floyd and Arlene Huse; and nephew and Godchild, PFC Nicholas Riehl.

    A funeral service for Robin will be held at 2 p.m. on Thursday, June, 23, 2011, at First Evangelical Lutheran Church, N5610 Broad Street, Shiocton, with the Rev. Paul Hinz officiating. Family and friends may call at Borchardt & Moder Funeral Home-Shiocton on Wednesday evening from 4 until 8 p.m. and again directly at the church on Thursday from 12 noon until the time of service. Burial will be in Bovina Cemetery.

    In lieu of flowers, a scholarship fund has been established in the names of Morgan, Seth and Brooklyn.

    We were blessed to have him in our lives and Thank God for our time with him.

    Rob — I will always treasure the closeness we had. Your knowledge of the Bible put me to shame. I am so proud to have you as my son ... save me a place in heaven. Love ya, Mom

    You're the best father in the world ... and taught me everything. Love you Dad! Morgan

    Borchardt & Moder

    Funeral Home

    N5645 State Hwy 76,

    Shiocton, WI



Morgan Lee Riehl



Seth Riehl



Brooklyn Riehl