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Family: Edgar Wirtz

Rita M Wirtz

F, b. January 31, 1923, d. January 29, 2010

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Family: Oliver Ciske

Biography

  • Birth: Rita M Wirtz was born on January 31, 1923.
  • Marriage: She was married on August 29, 1946.
  • Death: She died on January 29, 2010, at age 86.

Oliver Ciske

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Family: Rita M Wirtz (b. January 31, 1923, d. January 29, 2010)

Anthony Wirtz

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Biography

  • Birth: Anthony Wirtz was born in 1926.
  • Death: He died in 1926, at age ~0.

Priscilla Wirtz

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Family: Frank Staab

Frank Staab

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Christina Wirtz

F, b. 1929, d. 1929

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Biography

  • Birth: Christina Wirtz was born in 1929.
  • Death: She died in 1929, at age ~0.

John Brenner

M, b. November 18, 1876

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Family: Rosa Steffes (b. November 5, 1881, d. June 22, 1961)

Biography

  • Birth: John Brenner was born on November 18, 1876 in Mount Calvary, Fond du Lac Co, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: He and Rosa Steffes were married on December 29, 1902 in Fond du Lac, Fond du lac Co, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: John Brenner and Rosa Steffes were married on January 20, 1903 in Mount Calvary, Fond du Lac Co, Wisconsin.

Rosa Steffes

F, b. November 5, 1881, d. June 22, 1961

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Family: John Brenner (b. November 18, 1876)

Biography

  • Birth: Rosa Steffes was born on November 5, 1881 in Town of Marshfield, Fond du Lac Co, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: She and John Brenner were married on December 29, 1902 in Fond du Lac, Fond du lac Co, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: Rosa Steffes and John Brenner were married on January 20, 1903 in Mount Calvary, Fond du Lac Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: Rosa Steffes died on June 22, 1961, at age 79, in Fond du Lac, Fond du lac Co, Wisconsin.

John Juckem

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David Juckem

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Kevin Buechel

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Kelly Buechel

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Minnie Barbara Brenner

F, b. August 12, 1914, d. March 5, 2007

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Family: John J Widmer (b. circa 1914, d. 1982)

Biography

  • Birth: Minnie Barbara Brenner was born on August 12, 1914 in Mount Calvary, Fond du Lac Co, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: She and John J Widmer were married on October 7, 1941 in Springfield, Greene Co, Missouri.
  • Death: Minnie Barbara Brenner died on March 5, 2007, at age 92, in Theresa, Dodge Co, Wisconsin.
  • Note: Minnie Barbara Widmer, 92, of 118 Church St., Theresa, Wis.,
    died Monday, March 5, 2007, at St. Agnes Hospital, Fond du Lac,
    Wis.

    She was born on Aug. 12, 1914, in Mount Calvary, Wis., the
    daughter of John and Rosa Steffes Brenner.

    On Oct. 7, 1941, she was married to John J. Widmer at
    Springfield, Mo.

    Minnie was a member of St. Theresa Catholic Church, Theresa,
    Wis., a member of St. Ann's Sodality and Christian Women. Minnie
    loved music and was very talented in piano, organ and vocal. She
    performed on national radio in her youth. Minnie also had a love
    of gardening.

    Survivors include her children, Joan (Tony) Diedrich of
    Appleton, Wis., Virginia Fuller of Two Rivers, Wis., John P.
    Widmer of Theresa, Wis., Rose (Fritz) Bopp of West Bend, Wis.,
    Mary Feucht of West Bend, Wis., and Joe (Penny) Widmer of
    Theresa, Wis.; her sisters and brothers, Vincie Steffes of Fond
    du Lac, Wis., Rudy (Dorothy) Brenner of Chilton, Wis., and
    Harold (Bertie) Brenner of Mount Calvary, Wis.; one
    brother-in-law, Jim (Shirley) Widmer of Theresa, Wis.; 14
    grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. She is further
    survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

    She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband in 1982;
    two sisters, Ann Petrie and Regina Wirtz; and four brothers,
    Leo, Walter, Bernard and Albin.

    Services: A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 1 p.m. on
    Thursday, March 8, 2007, at St. Theresa Catholic Church,
    Theresa, Wis. The Rev. Robert McDermott and the Rev. John
    Schmitz will officiate. Burial will be at St. Theresa Memorial
    Garden, Theresa, Wis.

    Visitation: Visitation will be held from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. on
    Thursday, March 8, 2007, at St. Theresa Catholic Church,
    Theresa, Wis.

    A special thank you to J.P. for his wonderful care of his mother
    and to all others of their watchful care of Minnie.

    Koepsell Funeral Home in Mayville is serving the family.

Vincentia Brenner

F, b. 1917

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Biography

  • Birth: Vincentia Brenner was born in 1917.

Rudolph P Brenner

M, b. August 15, 1922, d. March 15, 2017

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Biography

  • Birth: Rudolph P Brenner was born on August 15, 1922 in Mount Calvary, Fond du Lac Co, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: He was married on June 4, 1947 in Charlestown, Calumet Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: He died on March 15, 2017, at age 94, in Chilton, Calumet Co, Wisconsin.
  • Burial: He was buried in St Mary Cemetery, Hilbert, Calumet Co, Wisconsin.
  • Note: Rudolph P. "Rudy" Brenner, age 94, of Chilton, died on Wednesday, March 15, 2017 at Atrium Post Acute Care in Chilton. He was born August 15, 1922 in Mt. Calvary, son of the late John & Rose (Steffes) Brenner.

    He began dating the woman of his dreams, Dorothy Kolbe, by picking her up in his black sedan. In an effort to stand out, Rudy painted his car green which only lasted for one more date with Dorothy when she informed him that if he'd like another consort with her, he'd have to put the car back to it's original condition. With a love so strong, Rudy arrived for his next date with Dorothy in his black sedan.

    The couple was married on June 4, 1947 at St. Martin Catholic Church in Charlestown. Following their marriage, Rudy farmed in the Kloten area with his hired hand, Dorothy at his side every step of the way. He continued to milk cows with his wife until he was 68 years old.

    He was a member of the Knights of Columbus, Good Shepherd Catholic Church, formerly St. Elizabeth Parish where he had also been actively involved in the Holy Name Society. Rudy played a lot of cards, especially Sheepshead and belonged to several card clubs in the area.

    Sports were a great passion of Rudy's and he kept close tabs on all of the Wisconsin sports teams, including the Badgers, Packers, Brewers and Bucks, but all of his grandchildren will attest to the fact that his favorite team to root for was whatever one any of his grandchildren were playing on. He also appreciated the oom-pah-pah of Polkas playing on the radio and the many close friendships he forged with travel groups touring the United States.

    Above all of the many blessings Rudy had in his life, his greatest blessing was that of his family. He said many, many times that he had the greatest family in the world. He loved time spent with his children, cherished moments with his grandchildren dispensing sage like advice or traveling to Mary's Place or the A&W for a treat, and he especially brightened up when his great grandchildren were with him. This kind and gentle man will be greatly missed by all those who knew and loved him.

    Survivors include his wife: Dorothy; his children: John (Arlene) Brenner, Alice Ruhland, Patricia (Leon) Ruhland, Karen (Joe) Schoenborn; his grandchildren: Jeff (Lynn) Brenner, Tim Brenner & Dan Shea, Stacey (Brian) Ecker, Dan Ruhland & Larry Srebrenick, Chad Ruhland & Allison Halada, Michele (Shawn) Rude, Maria (Joe) Halbach, Angela (Thearith) Cheng, Greg (Jewel) Ruhland, Mary (Chris) West) Mike (Jackie) Ruhland, Jill (Adam) Bangart, Emily (Dominic) Ceci, Amanda (Mitchell) Schaefer; 25 great grandchildren; his brother: Harold Brenner; and his sisters-in-law: Janice Kolbe, Grace Kolbe & Jeanette Brenner. Rudy is further survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

    He was preceded in death by his parents; a son-in-law; Donald Ruhland; his siblings: Leo (Marie) Brenner, Regina (Herman) Wirtz, Walter Brenner, Albin Brenner, Minnie (John) Widmer, Vincie (Duke) Steffes, Ann Petrie, Bernard Brenner; and his sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law: Berthilda Brenner, Marcella (Mike) Trimberger, Art Kolbe, Roman (Rose) Kolbe, Ottilia (Alfred) Daun, Leonard (Jean) Kolbe, Andrew (Alice) Kolbe and Mary Ann Kolbe.

    Funeral service will be at 11:00 am on Saturday, March 18, 2017 at Good Shepherd Catholic Church (54 E. Main St.) in Chilton with the Rev. Ryan Krueger officiating. Burial will follow in the St. Mary Catholic Cemetery in Hilbert. Friends may call at the Wieting Family Funeral Home (411 W. Main St.) in Chilton from 4:00 pm until 7:00 pm on Friday, March 17, 2017 and on Saturday at the funeral home from 9:00 am until 10:30 am. A vigil service will take place Friday evening at the funeral home at the close of the visitation.

    A memorial fund has been established in the name of Rudolph P. "Rudy" Brenner.

    Rudy's family would like to thank the entire staff of Atrium Post Acute Care in Chilton, and the Calumet County Hospice for all of the loving care that was shown to Rudy and his entire family.

    Online Condolences wietingfuneralhome.com.

Harold Brenner

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Bertie Unknown

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Dorothy Kolbe

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Anna Amelia Brenner

F, b. July 10, 1904, d. January 29, 1993

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Family: Alfred Edward Petrie (b. May 31, 1909, d. August 4, 1990)

Biography

  • Birth: Anna Amelia Brenner was born on July 10, 1904 in Town of Marshfield, Fond du Lac Co, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: She and Alfred Edward Petrie were married on October 11, 1930 in Mount Calvary, Fond du Lac Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: Anna Amelia Brenner died on January 29, 1993, at age 88, in LasVegas, Clark Co, Nevada.

Leo C Brenner

M, b. December 17, 1907, d. January 25, 1996

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Biography

  • Birth: Leo C Brenner was born on December 17, 1907.
  • Death: He died on January 25, 1996, at age 88.

Walter Brenner

M, b. December 22, 1916, d. December 13, 2004

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Biography

  • Birth: Walter Brenner was born on December 22, 1916.
  • Death: He died on December 13, 2004, at age 87.

Albin Brenner

M, b. June 21, 1913, d. July 12, 1992

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Biography

  • Birth: Albin Brenner was born on June 21, 1913 in Mount Calvary, Fond du Lac Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: He died on July 12, 1992, at age 79.