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Donald Foster

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Wendy Baer

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Paul Weber

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Max Bear

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Isabelle Unknown

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Todd Kilgas

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Lisa Kilgas

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Michael Ware

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LouAnn J Blindauer

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Family: Lawerence Geroll (b. April 7, 1932, d. October 12, 2011)

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  • Birth: LouAnn J Blindauer was born on April 14, 1936 in Green Bay, Brown Co, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: She and Lawerence Geroll were married on June 22, 1957 in Green Bay, Brown Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: LouAnn J Blindauer died on October 12, 2011, at age 75.
  • Note: LouAnn J. Gerroll, 75, of 4411 Mishicot Rd, Two Rivers:

    LouAnn was born on Apr. 14, 1936, in Green Bay, daughter of the late Howard and Dorothy (Mazurek) Blindauer. On Jun. 22, 1957, she married Lawrence Gerroll in Green Bay. She loved camping and being outdoors, spending time with family and friends, and cheering on the Green Bay Packers. LouAnn took great pride being a great housekeeper.

    She is survived by her five sons and four daughters-in-law: Matt and Pam Gerroll, Two Rivers; Mike Gerroll, Las Vegas; Russ and Roberta Gerroll, Colo.; Craig and Nancy Gerroll, Two Rivers; Doug and Becky Gerroll, Two Rivers; a sister: Rita Jansen, Manitowoc; two brothers and one sister-in-law: Jerry Blindauer, Green Bay; Mike and Sharon Blindauer, Green Bay; seven grandchildren: Cassie and Mike McKinley, Ashley, Nikki, Jessica, Amy, Ava, Carson; and two great-grandchildren: Maxwell and Julian McKinley. Nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends further survive. LouAnn is preceded in death by a sister-in-law: Gloria Blindauer, and two brothers-in-law: Harold Jansen, and Robert Gerroll.
  • Note: Post Crescent, Oct. 14, 2011
    3 victims in fatal Manitowoc County crash identified as Lawrence Gerroll, Lou Gerroll, Joan Gerroll of Two Rivers
    Alcohol is believed to be a factor.
    SHOTO - Authorities said Thursday morning that alcohol is believed to be a factor in an accident that killed three members of a Two Rivers family on Wednesday.
    Names of the victims were released Thursday by Manitowoc County Sheriff Robert Hermann. Killed were Lawrence H. Gerroll, 79, his wife Lou A. Gerroll, 75, of 4411 Mishicot Road, Two Rivers, and their daughter, Joan M. Gerroll, 48, of 1110 33rd St., Two Rivers.
    According to a news release from Hermann:
    The victims were hit by a van driven by a 43-year-old Manitowoc woman shortly before 4 p.m. Wednesday outside of a home at 1112 Shoto Road, near Shoto. The van was traveling west on Shoto Road, went out of control and left the roadway, entered the north ditch and hit the victims, who were watching a roofing construction project on the home belonging to relatives.
    The driver was partially ejected from her 2003 Chevrolet Venture van. Her 6-year-old son was a passenger in the vehicle and was ejected.
    Both received serious injuries and were transported to Aurora Medical Center in Two Rivers before being transferred to St. Vincent Hospital in Green Bay by the EAGLE III helicopter.

Lawerence Geroll

M, b. April 7, 1932, d. October 12, 2011

Family: LouAnn J Blindauer (b. April 14, 1936, d. October 12, 2011)

Biography

  • Birth: Lawerence Geroll was born on April 7, 1932 in Manitowoc, Manitowoc Co, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: He and LouAnn J Blindauer were married on June 22, 1957 in Green Bay, Brown Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: Lawerence Geroll died on October 12, 2011, at age 79.
  • Note: Lawrence Gerroll, 79, of 4411 Mishicot Rd, Two Rivers:

    Lawrence was born on Apr. 7, 1932, in Manitowoc, son of the late Herbert and Aletta (Auberg) Gerroll. He served his country in the U.S. Navy. On Jun. 22, 1957, he married LouAnn Blindauer in Green Bay. He had been employed in the Tool and Dye Dept. at Hamilton Mfg. and in 1970 went to work for WPS at the Kewaunee Nuclear Plant, retiring in Jul. of 1995. He was a member of the E.A.A. (Experimental Aircraft Association) Chapter #383 and the National Rifle Association.

    He is survived by his five sons and four daughters-in-law: Matt and Pam Gerroll, Two Rivers; Mike Gerroll, Las Vegas; Russ and Roberta Gerroll, Colo.; Craig and Nancy Gerroll, Two Rivers; Doug and Becky Gerroll, Two Rivers; seven grandchildren: Cassie and Mike McKinley, Ashley, Nikki, Jessica, Amy, Ava., Carson; and two great-grandchildren: Maxwell and Julian McKinley. Nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends also survive.

    Lawrence was preceded in death by two brothers: infant brother, Harold and Robert Gerroll; four brothers-in-law: Roy Kretsch, Ralph Engelhardt, Bob Barbeau and Walter Leschig.

    Funeral services for Lawrence, LouAnn, and Joan will be held at 1 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 17, 2011, at St. Peter the Fisherman Catholic Church, 3218 Tannery Rd., Two Rivers. Officiating at the Mass of Christian Burial will be Rev. Tom Reynebeau. Burial will follow at Knollwood Memorial Gardens for Lawrence and LouAnn. Full Military Honors will be accorded by the Two Rivers V.F.W. and American Legion. Joan has been cremated at All-Care Cremation Center, Manitowoc, and will be laid to rest with her parents.

    The family will greet relatives and friends on Monday, Oct. 17, 2011, at St. Peter the Fisherman Catholic Church from 9 a.m. until 12:45 p.m.

    In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Peter the Fisherman Catholic Church or to the Lakeshore Humane Society.

    The Klein and Stangel Funeral Home and All-Care Cremation Center, Two Rivers, is assisting the Gerroll family with funeral arrangements.


    Published in Green Bay Press-Gazette on October 15, 2011.
  • Note: Post Crescent, Oct. 14, 2011
    3 victims in fatal Manitowoc County crash identified as Lawrence Gerroll, Lou Gerroll, Joan Gerroll of Two Rivers
    Alcohol is believed to be a factor.
    SHOTO - Authorities said Thursday morning that alcohol is believed to be a factor in an accident that killed three members of a Two Rivers family on Wednesday.
    Names of the victims were released Thursday by Manitowoc County Sheriff Robert Hermann. Killed were Lawrence H. Gerroll, 79, his wife Lou A. Gerroll, 75, of 4411 Mishicot Road, Two Rivers, and their daughter, Joan M. Gerroll, 48, of 1110 33rd St., Two Rivers.
    According to a news release from Hermann:
    The victims were hit by a van driven by a 43-year-old Manitowoc woman shortly before 4 p.m. Wednesday outside of a home at 1112 Shoto Road, near Shoto. The van was traveling west on Shoto Road, went out of control and left the roadway, entered the north ditch and hit the victims, who were watching a roofing construction project on the home belonging to relatives.
    The driver was partially ejected from her 2003 Chevrolet Venture van. Her 6-year-old son was a passenger in the vehicle and was ejected.
    Both received serious injuries and were transported to Aurora Medical Center in Two Rivers before being transferred to St. Vincent Hospital in Green Bay by the EAGLE III helicopter.

Joan M Geroll

F, b. March 5, 1963, d. October 12, 2011

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Biography

  • Birth: Joan M Geroll was born on March 5, 1963 in Manitowoc, Manitowoc Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: She died on October 12, 2011, at age 48.
  • Note: Lawrence, LouAnn and daughter, Joan Gerroll died side by side as a result of an accident on Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2011.

    Joan M. Gerroll, 48, of 1110 33rd Street, Two Rivers:

    Joan was born on Mar. 5, 1963, in Manitowoc, to Lawrence and LouAnn (Blindauer) Gerroll. She was employed with Aurora Medical Center, Manitowoc County, as a cook and housekeeper. Joan enjoyed camping, attending to her dogs, loved riding motorcycles and SeaDoos. She loved to build camp fires and eat Pizza every day. Joan was known for being an outstanding housekeeper, just like her mom, as well as being a Green Bay Packer Fan. She was a member of the Wisconsin Dual Sports Association, and the Manitowoc County Jetski Association.

    Joan is survived by her "common law" husband: Tom Hoida, Two Rivers, and her three Labrador's: Cosmo, Sammy and Zeke; five brothers and four sisters-in-law: Matt and Pam Gerroll, Two Rivers; Mike Gerroll, Las Vegas; Russ and Roberta Gerroll, Colo.; Craig and Nancy Gerroll, Town of Two Rivers; Doug and Becky Gerroll, Town of Two Rivers; one aunt, Rita Jansen, Manitowoc. Nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends further survive. Joan and Tom were like two Peas in a Pod.
  • Note: Post Crescent, Oct. 14, 2011
    3 victims in fatal Manitowoc County crash identified as Lawrence Gerroll, Lou Gerroll, Joan Gerroll of Two Rivers
    Alcohol is believed to be a factor.
    SHOTO - Authorities said Thursday morning that alcohol is believed to be a factor in an accident that killed three members of a Two Rivers family on Wednesday.
    Names of the victims were released Thursday by Manitowoc County Sheriff Robert Hermann. Killed were Lawrence H. Gerroll, 79, his wife Lou A. Gerroll, 75, of 4411 Mishicot Road, Two Rivers, and their daughter, Joan M. Gerroll, 48, of 1110 33rd St., Two Rivers.
    According to a news release from Hermann:
    The victims were hit by a van driven by a 43-year-old Manitowoc woman shortly before 4 p.m. Wednesday outside of a home at 1112 Shoto Road, near Shoto. The van was traveling west on Shoto Road, went out of control and left the roadway, entered the north ditch and hit the victims, who were watching a roofing construction project on the home belonging to relatives.
    The driver was partially ejected from her 2003 Chevrolet Venture van. Her 6-year-old son was a passenger in the vehicle and was ejected.
    Both received serious injuries and were transported to Aurora Medical Center in Two Rivers before being transferred to St. Vincent Hospital in Green Bay by the EAGLE III helicopter.

Matthew J Gerroll

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Pamela J Peserik

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Michael Gerroll

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Russ Gerroll

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Roberta Unknown

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Craig Gerroll

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Nancy Unknown

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Douglas Lee Gerroll

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Becky Marie Havel

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Rita Blindauer

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Family: Harold Jansen (b. circa 1935, d. yes)

Joseph L Pranke

M, b. April 24, 1935, d. September 20, 2015

Family: Patricia VandenBusch (b. January 22, 1939, d. May 21, 2015)

Biography

  • Birth: Joseph L Pranke was born on April 24, 1935.
  • Marriage: He and Patricia VandenBusch were married on August 13, 1960 in Green Bay, Brown Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: Joseph L Pranke died on September 20, 2015, at age 80.
  • Burial: He was buried in Mount Olivet Catholic Cemetery, De Pere, Wisconsin.
  • Note: Joseph L. Pranke, 80, De Pere, passed away on Sunday, September 20, 2015. He was born on April 24, 1935 to the late Leo and Ella Pranke. Joe is a graduate of Abott Pennings High School where he enjoyed playing basketball, football and tennis, even receiving an Athlete of the Year award. He served his country in the United States Army from 1954 until 1956. After leaving the service he enrolled at St. Norbert College, graduating in 1960 and in 1966 earned his Master's Degree in Science at Fisk University in Tennessee. On August 13, 1960 he married the love of his life Patricia Van Den Busch at St. Francis Cathedral in Green Bay and they shared 54 wonderful years together before Pat preceded him in death on May 21, 2015. His teaching career started at Manitowoc Lincoln and he later taught at Lombardi Middle School in Green Bay until his retirement in 1994. He loved spending time taking care of his yard and pool and looked forward to his daily 4 mile walks, rain or shine. The fine woodwork in his house was evident of his skill as a woodworker.

    Surviving Joe is his son, Joe, Jr; his granddaughter and the apple of his eye, Crystal; great-grandson Gabriel; a sister, Joan Steckart; sisters-in-law, Jackie (David) Roffers and Rose Pranke; numerous nieces, nephews, other family and friends.

    In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his loving wife, Pat; sisters: Faith (Len) Johnsen, Hope Pranke (who died at the age of 6) and Jeanie (Jack) Lambert; brothers-in-law, Damian (Murial) Van Den Busch and John R. Steckart; mother-in-law and father-in-law Emil (Sally) Van Den Busch.

    Family and friends may visit at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church, 220 S. Michigan St., De Pere, on Thursday, September 24, 2015 from 11:00am until the hour of Mass at 12 noon, with the Rev. Richard Getchel officiating. A luncheon will follow the service. Private inurnment at Mt. Olivet Cemetery at a later date. Cotter Funeral Home and Crematory is assisting the family. Online condolences may be expressed at www.cotterfuneralhome.com.

Michael A Blindauer

M, b. December 5, 1938, d. September 20, 2015

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Biography

  • Birth: Michael A Blindauer was born on December 5, 1938 in Green Bay, Brown Co, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: He was married on June 4, 1960.
  • Death: He died on September 20, 2015, at age 76.
  • Note: Blindauer, Michael A. "Iron Mike"

    Michael A. "Iron Mike" Blindauer, 76, Green Bay, passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family on Sunday, Sept. 20, 2015. He was born on December 5, 1938 in Green Bay to Howard and Dorothy (Mazurek) Blindauer. Mike graduated from Premontre High School. On June 4, 1960, he married Sharon Lee Kampo and together they had five children.

    Mike was the owner and operator of Blindauer Sheet Metal and Roofing, Inc. Prior to that, he worked as an engineer at Green Bay & Western Railroad. He was a longtime member of Nativity of Our Lord Catholic Parish, the Brown County Home Builders Association, Martha's Coffee Club, and Western Racquet Club.

    For Mike, the most important things in life were; God, his mother, his work, his dog "Lucy", his wife, and his family. His life motto was "Work hard, play hard." Mike was known as "Mr. Fix-It" who generously offered his time to anyone who asked. He was a very outgoing and friendly guy. Mike loved his friends, playing tennis, golfing, snow skiing, water skiing, and watching the Packers. His greatest joy was spending time at the cottage with his wife, children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

    Mike is survived by his wife, Sharon; his children and their spouses, Jo Anne and Dean Englebert, Michelle and Jay Kassha, Lisa and Bart Fletcher, Beth and Stephen Verrette, Lamar and Angie Blindauer; his grandchildren, Melody (Josh), Kristie (Avery), Taylor (and special friend Taylor), Rachel, Isabella, Alex, Sydney, Madi, Levi, Lexi, Lily, Brandon, Jared; his great-grandchildren, Azure, Kalie, Casten, Timothy; his brother and sister, Jerome Blindauer, Rita Jansen; sisters-in-law and brother-in-law, Judy Herman, Susie and Tom Sauerissig; many nieces, nephews and other relatives; and many special friends.

    Mike was preceded in death by his parents; sister and brother-in-law, Lou Ann and Larry Gerroll; brothers-in-law and sister-in-law, Harry Jansen, Jim Herman, Gloria Blindauer. (It is not the years in your life that count; it's the life in the years.)

    Friends may call at Nativity of Our Lord Catholic Church, 2270 S. Oneida Street, from 9 a.m. to 12 noon Thursday, September 24. The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 12 noon Thursday at the church. Burial will be in St. John Lutheran Cemetery. Blaney Funeral Home is assisting the family. To send online condolences, please go to www.BlaneyFuneralHome.com.

    In lieu of floral expressions, a memorial fund has been established in Mike's name.

    Mike's family extends a sincere word of thanks to the caring staffs of Unity Hospice, Bellin Hospital 8th Floor, Woodside Lutheran Nursing Home, and to all the amazing friends who gave their support and help.

    God's garden must be beautiful,

    He always takes the best.

    He knew you were suffering,

    He knew you were in pain,

    He knew that you would never,

    Get well on earth again.

    He saw the road was getting rough,

    And the hills were hard to climb.

    So He closed your weary eyelids, and

    Whispered, "Peace be thine."

    It broke our hearts to lose you,

    But you didn't go alone

    For part of us went with you

    The day God called you home.

Harold Jansen

M, b. circa 1935, d. yes

Biography

  • Birth: Harold Jansen was born circa 1935.
  • Death: He died yes.