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Fred Edward Sommers

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Jodi Marie Burke

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Rebecca Johnson

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Matthew Joseph VanLieshout

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Melanie L Overland

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Peter VanLieshout

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Marjorie VanLieshout

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Edward A Wettengel

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Family 1: Margaret Eleanor Schmitzer (b. April 8, 1920, d. December 6, 1996)

Family 2: Florence Jaeger (b. December 26, 1920, d. January 1984)

Family 3: Genevieve Gamsky (b. March 8, 1917, d. December 14, 2013)

Biography

  • Birth: Edward A Wettengel was born on January 29, 1918 in Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: He and Margaret Eleanor Schmitzer were married.
  • Marriage: Edward A Wettengel and Florence Jaeger were married in 1947.
  • Marriage: Edward A Wettengel and Genevieve Gamsky were married in 2000.
  • Death: Edward A Wettengel died on June 16, 2011, at age 93, in Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Burial: He was buried in St Joseph Cemetery, Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Note: Edward A. Wettengel, 93, Appleton, died Thursday, June 16, 2011, at St. Elizabeth Hospital. Ed was born Jan. 29, 1918, in Appleton, to the late Edward A. and Laura J. (Wenzel) Wettengel. He had one brother, Reginald, who died as an infant. He graduated with the Class of 1936 at St. Mary Central H.S. in Menasha. Ed then attended Lawrence University in Appleton, graduating in 1947, and the University of Detroit Mercy, graduating in 1951. He proudly served his country during World War II with the U.S. Air Force in the South Pacific, New Guinea, the Philippines, and Japan as a Communications Security Officer.

    He was united in marriage to Florence Jaeger in 1947. She preceded him in death in 1984. He was then united in marriage in 1989 to Margaret E. Arps. She preceded him in death in 1996. He married again in 2000 to Genevieve Gamsky Vollmer.

    Ed was an engineer working as a house contractor for many years, as well as doing building, structural design and general engineering. He worked at Inland Steel Products and T.L. Smith Company, both in Milwaukee, and Safeway Steel Products in Waukesha, retiring in 1980.

    Ed was very active in the community. He belonged to the Knights of Columbus, Catholic Order of Foresters, Elks Lodge #676, American Legion Post #38, Catholic War Veterans Post #204, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #2778, Riverview Country Club, Travelers Protective Association, American Association of Retired Persons and the U.S. Air Force Reserve Officers Association. Ed was very active at St. Thomas More Catholic Church where he served as a lector, funeral mass server, hospital communion distributor and choir member.

    Ed enjoyed golf, bowling, singing and especially spending time with his family and friends.

    He will be sadly missed by his loving wife, Genevieve; and three stepchildren from that marriage, Peter (Nancy) Vollmer, Escondido, Calif.; Thomas (Robin) Vollmer, Washington, D.C.; and James Vollmer, Appleton; five stepgrandchildren, six stepgreat-grandchildren; sister-in-law, Shirley Gamsky, Appleton; nieces, nephews and cousins; special extended family members, Pat and Kathy Mahoney, Neenah.

    From his first marriage, he is survived by three sisters-in-law, Elizabeth (Lamont) Jaeger, Laguna Woods, Calif.; Jaqueline Jaeger, Littleton, Colo.; and Mary Ann Jaeger, Franklin Park, Ill.; nieces, nephews and cousins.

    From his second marriage to Marge Arps, he is survived by six stepchildren, James (Bernadette) Arps, Appleton; Margaret Bourgeois, Paul (Kathy) Arps, Peter Arps, all of Redington Shores, Fla.; Mary (Thomas) Keller, Germantown, Wis.; and Mark (Holly) Arps, Woodbury, Minn.; brother-in-law, John Schmitzer, Utah; sister-in-law, Louise Schmitzer, Neenah; brother-in-law, Alex Schmitzer, Jr., Neenah; seven stepgrandchildren, stepgreat-grandchild, nieces, nephews and cousins.

    A Mass of Resurrection will be celebrated at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, June 22, at St. Thomas More Catholic Church, 1810 N. McDonald St., Appleton, with Father Gerald Falk officiating, followed by full military honors performed by Appleton Legion Post #38 and Appleton VFW Post #2778. Friends may visit at the church on Wednesday from 9:30 a.m. until the time of service. Interment will take place at St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery, Appleton.

    In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund has been established.

    The family would like to extend a special thank you to the staff at St. Elizabeth Hospital ICU, especially Diane, for the kindness, care and concern shown to Ed and his family.

    Ed was a man of great integrity and of charity. He had responsive concern and kindness towards his fellow man and had firm religious convictions. Edward was loved and respected by all with whom he shared his life, particularly his wife who will miss his love, companionship, compatibility, strength, humor, care and understanding.

    Brettschneider-Trettin-

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    606 N. Oneida St.

    Appleton 920-733-7383

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Laura Wenzel

F, b. December 11, 1886, d. February 5, 1969

Family: Edward Andrew Wettengel (b. December 20, 1884, d. March 11, 1951)

Biography

  • Birth: Laura Wenzel was born on December 11, 1886 in Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: She died on February 5, 1969, at age 82.
  • Burial: She was buried in St Joseph Cemetery, Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.

Florence Jaeger

F, b. December 26, 1920, d. January 1984

Family: Edward A Wettengel (b. January 29, 1918, d. June 16, 2011)

Biography

  • Birth: Florence Jaeger was born on December 26, 1920.
  • Marriage: She and Edward A Wettengel were married in 1947.
  • Death: Florence Jaeger died in January 1984, at age 63.

Genevieve Gamsky

F, b. March 8, 1917, d. December 14, 2013

Family 1: Edward J Vollmer (b. January 3, 1915, d. December 20, 1997)

Family 2: Edward A Wettengel (b. January 29, 1918, d. June 16, 2011)

Biography

  • Birth: Genevieve Gamsky was born on March 8, 1917.
  • Marriage: She and Edward J Vollmer were married on April 15, 1939.
  • Marriage: Genevieve Gamsky and Edward A Wettengel were married in 2000.
  • Death: Genevieve Gamsky died on December 14, 2013, at age 96.
  • Note: Genevieve Agnes Gamsky Vollmer Wettengel

    96, Appleton, passed peacefully at home on December 14, 2013 after a short illness. She was born on March 8th, 1917 to Joseph H. and Agnes (Hoffman) Gamsky, the oldest of 4 children. She graduated from Lawrence College. Following that she worked for Aid Association for Lutherans. She married Edward J. Vollmer on April 15, 1939. Edward preceded her in death. In 2001 she married Edward A. Wettengel, who also preceded her in death.

    She was involved with the Community Blood Center since its inception. She worked as a bookkeeper and also served as Vice President and on their Board of Directors. She was a member of King's Daughters and also of the Rhythmettes, a tap dance group where she had many friends. She was a devout Catholic and a member of St. Thomas More Catholic Church. Gen had enormous love for life, family, and friends, and her quick wit and wry sense of humor will be sorely missed.

    She is survived by her three children: Peter (Nancy) Vollmer, Thomas ( Robin) Vollmer and James Vollmer; her grandchildren: David (Lorie) Vollmer, Christine Popovich, Mark ( Lisa) Vollmer, Adam Vollmer and Tori Vollmer; her great grandchildren: Jason Popovich, Jesse Popovich, Alek Vollmer, Devin Vollmer, Lydia Vollmer and Gabriel Vollmer.

    She was preceded in death by her sister LaVerne Sherry, her brothers: Joseph and Larry Gamsky.

    Visitation will be at St. Thomas More Catholic Church on Thursday, December 19 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon. The Memorial Service will follow at noon with Father Gerald Falk presiding. A lunch will be provided after the service at St. Thomas More, and dessert will be served first!

    In lieu of flowers a memorial will be established in her memory with ARC Fox Cities.

Wade Wheaton

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