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Margaret Novotny

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Kristina Novotny

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Donna Novotny

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Family: Gene Fedie

Gene Fedie

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Charlotte Novotny

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Patrick Eichmann

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Theresa Novotny

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Donald VandeSlunt

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Aaron James Novotny

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Harley Wakeman

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Thomas Trask

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  • Descendant of an Immigrant on: Maria Magdalena

Elaine Unknown

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Judith Trask

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  • Descendant of an Immigrant on: Maria Magdalena

Joseph A VanDam

M, b. March 21, 1923, d. December 6, 2011

Biography

  • Birth: Joseph A VanDam was born on March 21, 1923 in Algoma, Kewaunee Co, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: He was married on May 7, 1949.
  • Death: He died on December 6, 2011, at age 88.
  • Note: Joe Van Dam, age 88, Appleton, passed away Tuesday morning, December 6, 2011 at

    Theda Clark Hospital in Neenah. In January of 1923, his parents and two older brothers emigrated here from Holland, and Joe was born on March 21, of that same year. He attended the Algoma High School, where he excelled in sports, drama, and music. Until the age of 28, Joe worked for his father at Van Dam & Sons Feed Mill, and then entered the United States Navy where he served as a Seabee. On May 7, 1949, he married Gerry, and the couple was blessed with sixty-two years together. Joe worked at Square D in Milwaukee and resided in Grafton from 1951 until 1972. He then became the head of maintenance and the safety director at JI Case in Winneconne where he worked for sixteen years, retiring in 1986. In his retirement, he operated J and G Enterprises, maintenance, remodeling, and carpentry service. Joe enjoyed working in his woodshop, fishing and RVing. His favorite sayings were, "Who needs a hobby when you have an RV," and "Getting old ain't for sissies!" Joe was also grateful to make connections with his heritage and family members on a trip to Holland in 2004.

    Joe is survived by his loving wife: Gerry; three daughters: Margie (Tom) Bertram, Susan (Tom) Hopfensperger, and Jody (Bill) Bertram, all of Appleton; a son: Dave (Barb) Van Dam of Oshkosh; his grandchildren: Joseph ( Julie) Bertram, Sara (Jamie) Nelson, Kerry (Jason) Przybylski, Stephanie (Brian) Snyder, Jennie Hopfensperger, Jeff Hopfensperger, Tracy (Jeff) Vandenbusch, Tim Bertram, Holly Van Dam, and Amanda Van Dam; and thirteen great-grandchildren.

    Joe was preceded in death by his parents: Garrett and Catherine (Van Rooy) Van Dam, brothers: Leo and John; and grandsons: Matt Bertram and Andrew Bertram.

    The funeral liturgy for Joe will be held at 12:00 Noon on Saturday, December 10, 2011 at ST. MARY CATHOLIC CHURCH, 312 S. State Street in Appleton, with Fr. Jim Leary, OFM Cap. officiating. Burial will take place at St. Mary's Cemetery in Algoma at a later date. Friends may call at the church on Saturday morning from 9:00 AM until the hour of the service. A memorial fund in Joe's name is being established.

    Joe loved his family and they were his life. His passing leaves a hole in our hearts and he will be greatly missed. We love you.

    Wichmann

    Funeral Home

    537 N. Superior Street

    Appleton 739-1231

    Online condolences www.wichmannfargo.com


    Published in Appleton Post-Crescent from December 7 to December 8, 2011.

Gerry Unknown

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Family: Joseph A VanDam (b. March 21, 1923, d. December 6, 2011)

Margie VanDam

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Thomas Bertram

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Jody VanDam

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Johann Peter Schumacher

M, b. February 23, 1830, d. December 15, 1908

Family: Anna Maria Knegtges (b. July 6, 1832, d. January 5, 1905)

Biography

  • Birth: Johann Peter Schumacher was born on February 23, 1830 in Oberelz, Kreis Vulkaneifel, Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany.
  • Marriage: He and Anna Maria Knegtges were married on September 20, 1852 in Johnsburg, Fon du Lac Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: Johann Peter Schumacher died on December 15, 1908, at age 78, in Johnsburg, Fon du Lac Co, Wisconsin.

Anna Maria Knegtges

F, b. July 6, 1832, d. January 5, 1905

Family: Johann Peter Schumacher (b. February 23, 1830, d. December 15, 1908)

Biography

  • Birth: Anna Maria Knegtges was born on July 6, 1832 in Germany.
  • Marriage: She and Johann Peter Schumacher were married on September 20, 1852 in Johnsburg, Fon du Lac Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: Anna Maria Knegtges died on January 5, 1905, at age 72, in Johnsburg, Fon du Lac Co, Wisconsin.

William Koch

M, b. February 2, 1833, d. May 24, 1907

Family: Josephine Vogt (b. December 6, 1839, d. October 27, 1922)

Biography

  • Birth: William Koch was born on February 2, 1833 in Westphalia, Germany.
  • Death: He died on May 24, 1907, at age 74, in Jericho, Calumet Co, Wisconsin.

Josephine Vogt

F, b. December 6, 1839, d. October 27, 1922

Family: William Koch (b. February 2, 1833, d. May 24, 1907)

Biography

  • Birth: Josephine Vogt was born on December 6, 1839 in Westphalia, Germany.
  • Death: She died on October 27, 1922, at age 82, in Calumet County, Wisconsin.

Wesley Depies

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