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Timothy Soward

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Joseph Piette

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  • Descendant of an Immigrant on: Maria Magdalena

Maria Unknown

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John Piette

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  • Descendant of an Immigrant on: Maria Magdalena

David Piette

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  • Descendant of an Immigrant on: Maria Magdalena

Lawrence Piette

M, b. March 18, 1916, d. June 5, 2004

Parents

Family: Claire deGravelles (b. August 14, 1924, d. January 31, 1969)

Biography

  • Birth: Lawrence Piette was born on March 18, 1916 in Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: He and Claire deGravelles were married on June 28, 1946.
  • Death: Lawrence Piette died on June 5, 2004, at age 88, in Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Burial: He was buried in St Mary Cemetery, Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Note: Lawrence J. Piette, 88, of Appleton, Wisconsin died on June 5, 2004 at home
    surrounded by his family. Larry was born in Appleton on March 18, 1916 to
    Charles and Josephine (LeCapitaine) Piette. He was the youngest and last
    surviving child in the family. Larry was a life-long resident of Appleton
    except for the four years he served his country in World War II.

    He graduated from St. Mary Grade School, Appleton High School, Lawrence
    University and did post-graduate work at St. Norbert College in DePere.

    On June 28, 1946 he married Claire Marin deGravelles at the Church of the
    Assumption in Franklin, Louisiana. This union was blessed with four sons and
    three daughters. Marin preceded him in death in January 1969. On June 1970,
    he married Jeannette deGravelles at St. Mary's, Appleton.

    Larry was a lifelong member of St. Mary Parish in Appleton, having served
    the parish as Trustee from 1953 to 1991. He was also a visitor to those
    hospitalized and to the homebound of the parish, bringing them Holy
    Communion and his own presence and interesting conversations. He also served
    on the Parish Council during his years as Trustee, was an usher, was
    President of the Holy Name Society (years ago), and served on various
    committees and drives. He was very proud to be on the Mooring House Board of
    Directors for many years. His love of children and of education prompted
    him, during his retirement, to volunteer as a tutor for the Hmong students
    at Jefferson School. His first love, though, was his family as he so often
    said, "What else do we have besides family?"

    Larry is survived by his wife, Jeannette; his children: Charles Piette of
    Wauwatosa, Wisconsin; Mark (Becky VanRyzin) Piette of Rothschild, Wisconsin;
    Melanie (Frank) Popa of Murrysville, PA; Abbie (Carl) Nordholm of DePere,
    Wisconsin; Daniel (Doreen Stoller) of Houston, TX; Jeannette O'Connor of
    Houston, TX and Matthew (Laurie Makurat) of Wauwatosa; his grandchildren:
    Alaric (Nicole) Piette, Josienne Piette, Dominique Marin Piette, Yvette
    Piette, Abbie Marin Popa, Eric Nordholm, Charles Lawrence Nordholm, Madeline
    Claire Nordholm and Quinn Lasse; and step-grandchildren: Brian Larson and
    Julie Larson.

    He is further survived by in-laws, Pete (Jane) deGravelles, of Lafayette;
    Bob deGravelles of Modesto, CA; Abbie (T. Frere) McNulty of Franklin,
    Charlie (Randy) LeBlanc of Franklin, Renee (Tom) Stirling of Franklin; and
    many nieces and nephews.

    Larry was preceded in death by his first wife, Marin; his parents, Charles
    and Josephine Piette; a son-in-law, Bill Lasse; siblings: Emma Piette
    Austin, James Piette, Dan Piette, Madeline Piette Thies and Pearl and
    Raymond who died in infancy. His in-laws from Louisiana who pre-deceased him
    were his mother and father in-law, Pete and Abbie Marin deGravelles and a
    sister-in-law, Mary deGravelles Moreau.

    Larry served his country during World War II as an officer in an
    all-volunteer American and Canadian unit, the First Special Service Force
    (FSSF), a precursor of the Green Berets. Larry was a paratrooper and their
    unit was trained to jump into Norway and destroy the Germans' heavy water
    plant. This mission was canceled. Instead they were used in combat
    situations. Larry was overseas for about three years. He first went to the
    Aleutian Islands in the North Pacific where the FSSF conducted an amphibious
    assault on Kiska Island, only to find that the Japanese had abandoned it.
    They returned to San Francisco and shipped out to Africa, halfway around the
    world. He was at Casablanca. From Africa they went by boat to Italy and
    fought in the mountains. It was here that they took Mount Difensa. Larry was
    awarded the Silver Star for bravery in action at Mount Difensa. From there
    they made the push to Rome, including the landing at Anzio during which time
    Larry was wounded and received his first Purple Heart, the first of three.
    After being discharged from the hospital, his unit was sent to invade
    Southern France. The FSSF was there two days before the Landing in Southern
    France. They followed along the Mediterranean to the borders of Italy. It
    was here that he fought in the battle at Villeneuve-Loubet, a small city in
    Southern France. He was wounded at Grasse, France, the perfume center of the
    world. Before the battle, someone had given Larry a bottle of Chanel #5,
    which he had in his pocket, hoping to take it back to the U.S. When he was
    wounded, the perfume bottle broke and Larry always claimed to be the best
    smelling casualty of WWII. In addition to the Silver Star mentioned above,
    Larry was awarded the Bronze Star with clusters, the Purple Heart with
    clusters and six battle stars, and the Croix de Guerre with a gold and
    silver star at the French embassy in Norway. The citation was signed by
    General DeGaulle.

    Following the war, Larry was employed by Kimberly-Clark Corporation as a
    Research Chemist and worked there until his retirement in 1978.

    The family would like to thank Sr. Joanne Goessl, Fr. Mike O'Rourke and Fr.
    Bob Lexa for their care and concern; also the Affinity Hospice staff, Beth,
    Astra, Molly and Ellen during Larry's last days and for his niece, Mary Jo
    Thies and nephew Eugene Piette who visited Larry often.

    The Mass of Resurrection celebrating Larry's life will be Wednesday, June 9,
    at Noon, at St. Mary Church (312 S. State St.), Appleton with Father Bob
    Lexa officiating.

    Visitation will be on Tuesday at the funeral home from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.,
    with a prayer service by Sr. Joanne Goessl at 7 p.m. There will also be one
    hour of visitation prior to the service at church on Wednesday. Burial will
    be at St. Mary Cemetery, Appleton.

    In lieu of flowers a memorial fund has been established for St. Mary Church.

    Wichmann Funeral Home, 537 North Superior Street, Appleton, Wisconsin.
    920-739-1231.

Madeline M Piette

F, b. April 21, 1908, d. January 30, 1998

Parents

Family: Harold W Thies (b. May 24, 1907, d. October 5, 1963)

Biography

  • Birth: Madeline M Piette was born on April 21, 1908 in Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: She died on January 30, 1998, at age 89, in Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Burial: She was buried in St Mary Cemetery, Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.

Daniel Joseph Piette

M, b. December 31, 1903, d. October 23, 1952

Parents

Family: Cora E Jahnke (b. May 29, 1903, d. November 28, 1981)

Biography

  • Birth: Daniel Joseph Piette was born on December 31, 1903 in Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: He died on October 23, 1952, at age 48.
  • Burial: He was buried in St Mary Cemetery, Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.

Emma Mary Piette

F, b. November 28, 1893, d. April 16, 1995

Parents

Family: James Stephen Austin (b. October 23, 1892, d. April 20, 1984)

Biography

  • Birth: Emma Mary Piette was born on November 28, 1893 in Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: She died on April 16, 1995, at age 101.
  • Burial: She was buried in St Mary Cemetery, Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.

James Stephen Austin

M, b. October 23, 1892, d. April 20, 1984

Family: Emma Mary Piette (b. November 28, 1893, d. April 16, 1995)

Biography

  • Birth: James Stephen Austin was born on October 23, 1892.
  • Death: He died on April 20, 1984, at age 91.
  • Burial: He was buried in St Mary Cemetery, Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.

Thomas James Austin

M, b. November 12, 1928, d. April 10, 1998

Parents

Family: Margaret A Roemer (b. November 27, 1935, d. February 19, 2003)

Biography

  • Birth: Thomas James Austin was born on November 12, 1928.
  • Death: He died on April 10, 1998, at age 69.
  • Burial: He was buried in St Mary Cemetery, Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.

Raymond Piette

M, b. April 28, 1900, d. January 5, 1902

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Biography

  • Birth: Raymond Piette was born on April 28, 1900 in Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: He died on January 5, 1902, at age 1, in Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Burial: He was buried in St Mary Cemetery, Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.

Cora E Jahnke

F, b. May 29, 1903, d. November 28, 1981

Family: Daniel Joseph Piette (b. December 31, 1903, d. October 23, 1952)

Biography

  • Birth: Cora E Jahnke was born on May 29, 1903.
  • Death: She died on November 28, 1981, at age 78, in Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Burial: She was buried in St Mary Cemetery, Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.

Pearl Mary Piette

F, b. August 4, 1906, d. January 5, 1907

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Biography

  • Birth: Pearl Mary Piette was born on August 4, 1906 in Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: She died on January 5, 1907, at age 0, in Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Burial: She was buried in St Mary Cemetery, Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.

Harold W Thies

M, b. May 24, 1907, d. October 5, 1963

Parents

Family: Madeline M Piette (b. April 21, 1908, d. January 30, 1998)

Biography

  • Birth: Harold W Thies was born on May 24, 1907.
  • Death: He died on October 5, 1963, at age 56.
  • Burial: He was buried in St Mary Cemetery, Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Note: HAROLD W. THIES
    213 N.Bennett St.
    Age 56, passed away unexpectedly at 1:15 p.m., Saturday. He was born May 24, 1907 in Appleton. He was an employee of the United States Postal Department; a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church; the Holy Name Society and a veteran of World War II..

    Mr Thies is survived by his wife Madeline (nee) Piette; his mother Mrs. Louis Thies; one daughter, Mary Jo, at home; two brothers, Geroge and John, both of Appleton; two sisters, Mrs. L. J. Neyens and Mrs. H. Whichmaann, both of Dubuque, Iowa..

    Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday at St. Mary's Catholic Church. Internment will be in St. Mary's Cemetery. Friends may call at the Wichmann Funeral Home after 3 p.m. Monday. Rosary will be prayed at 7:30 p.m. Monday at the funeral home..

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Claire deGravelles

F, b. August 14, 1924, d. January 31, 1969

Family: Lawrence Piette (b. March 18, 1916, d. June 5, 2004)

Biography

  • Birth: Claire deGravelles was born on August 14, 1924 in Louisiana.
  • Marriage: She and Lawrence Piette were married on June 28, 1946.
  • Death: Claire deGravelles died on January 31, 1969, at age 44, in Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Burial: She was buried in St Mary Cemetery, Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.

John deGrey

M, b. circa 1258, d. October 28, 1323

Family: Anne deFerrers (b. circa 1264)

Biography

  • Birth: John deGrey was born circa 1258 in England.
  • Death: He died on October 28, 1323.

Anne deFerrers

F, b. circa 1264

Family: John deGrey (b. circa 1258, d. October 28, 1323)

Biography

  • Birth: Anne deFerrers was born circa 1264.

Jackie Njus

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Hubert VanWyk

M, b. March 31, 1900, d. January 21, 1948

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Family: Frances VanRyzin (b. November 2, 1905, d. February 27, 1978)

Biography

  • Birth: Hubert VanWyk was born on March 31, 1900 in Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: He died on January 21, 1948, at age 47.
  • Burial: He was buried in Riverside Cemetery, Appleton, Wisconsin.

Amy Brock

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Thomas VerVoort

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Mckeena VerVoort

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Wilbert Warnke

M, b. December 28, 1912, d. September 1976

Family: Margaret L Cotter (b. April 14, 1912, d. September 14, 1982)

Biography

  • Birth: Wilbert Warnke was born on December 28, 1912.
  • Death: He died in September 1976, at age 63.

Margaret L Cotter

F, b. April 14, 1912, d. September 14, 1982

Parents

Family: Wilbert Warnke (b. December 28, 1912, d. September 1976)

Biography

  • Birth: Margaret L Cotter was born on April 14, 1912.
  • Death: She died on September 14, 1982, at age 70, in Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.