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Myron Winfred Laundrie

M, b. May 1, 1925, d. July 4, 2005

Family: Rita May Janssen (b. June 30, 1929, d. October 29, 2004)

Biography

  • Birth: Myron Winfred Laundrie was born on May 1, 1925.
  • Marriage: He and Rita May Janssen were married on June 25, 1949 in Green Bay, Brown Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: Myron Winfred Laundrie died on July 4, 2005, at age 80, in Green Bay, Brown Co, Wisconsin.

Margaret Gladys Calnin

F, b. September 29, 1902, d. January 25, 1904

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Biography

  • Birth: Margaret Gladys Calnin was born on September 29, 1902 in Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: She died on January 25, 1904, at age 1, in Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.

Leo Jelinske

M, b. February 12, 1897, d. July 20, 1974

Family: Helen Arlene Laduron (b. March 17, 1910, d. April 29, 2001)

Biography

  • Birth: Leo Jelinske was born on February 12, 1897.
  • Marriage: He and Helen Arlene Laduron were married in June 1958.
  • Death: Leo Jelinske died on July 20, 1974, at age 77, in Shawano, Shawano Co, Wisconsin.

Thomas Janssen

M, b. 1907, d. 1907

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  • Birth: Thomas Janssen was born in 1907.
  • Death: He died in 1907, at age ~0.

Paul Renkens

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Monica Unknown

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Helen Renkens

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James Ricklefs

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Marion (Sister) Renkens

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Jean Renkens

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David Renkens

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Ann Bohatschek

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Family: Steven Heser

Steven Heser

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Julie Bohatschek

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Nathan DeKeyser

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Alyssa DeKeyser

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John Robert Gurnee

M, b. April 26, 1966, d. November 23, 2012

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Biography

  • Birth: John Robert Gurnee was born on April 26, 1966 in Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: He died on November 23, 2012, at age 46.
  • Note: John Robert Gurnee, age 46, passed away peacefully, surrounded by his family, on November 23, 2012. John had a brief and hard-fought battle with respiratory problems.

    John was born in Appleton on April 26, 1966, son of Franklin and Viola (Fischer) Gurnee. He graduated from Appleton West High School in 1984, and was a lifelong Appleton resident. He was employed at the Speedway Gas Station until his health problems arose.

    John was an avid fan of the Philadelphia Eagles, and Reggie White had always been his favorite player. He enjoyed collecting and drawing action figures, such as Thor, and proudly displayed them for people to enjoy. He also enjoyed collecting cars and video games. Many will remember seeing John around town on his motor scooter, walking his dog, and stopping to talk to anyone would listen to him. John was a rather private person, but absolutely always put his family first.

    Survivors include his mother: Viola Gurnee of Appleton; a brother: Bud Gurnee of Appleton; two sisters: Lisa (Kurt) Van Weele of Greenville and Jill Gurnee and her friend Mark Lax of Menasha; five nieces and nephews: Matthew Van Weele, Melissa Van Weele and her fiancé Jason Wagner, Adam Grambow, Alex Grambow, and Ashley Grambow; a special friend: Russell Rybarczyk who was also there to spend time with John as he battled his illness; along with several aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends. John also had two canine companions - Sam and Eros - who kept him going while on walks. He was preceded in death by his father Franklin S. Gurnee; his grandparents: Charles and Helen Fischer and Seely and Sylvia Gurnee.

    A memorial service for John will be held at 4:00 PM on Tuesday, November 27, 2012 at the Wichmann Funeral Home in Appleton, with Fr. Gerald Falk officiating. Friends may call at the funeral home on Tuesday from 3:00 PM until the time of the service. Online condolences may be offered at www.wichmannfargo.com. Memorial contributions may be directed to the Fox Valley Humane Association.

    The family would like to offer their sincere thanks to the many caregivers who watched over John. They include Dr. Pahl, Dr. Partain, Dr. Kuplic, the Gold Cross medics, and the emergency department at St. Elizabeth Hospital. We will never forget your kindness.

    John, your struggles are over. Move forward and keep your vision open and enjoy the new start with Sam and Eros. Dad will guide you as you make peace with God. You will be missed by all who loved you.

    Mom,

    Bud,

    Lisa and Kurt,

    Jill and Mark.

Franklin C Gurnee

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Lisa Ann Gurnee

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Jill Ann Gurnee

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Family 2: Mark Lax

Matthew VanWeele

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Melissa VanWeele

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Family: Jason Wagner

Robert Kramer

M, b. October 12, 1954, d. November 12, 2012

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Biography

  • Birth: Robert Kramer was born on October 12, 1954 in Freedom, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: He died on November 12, 2012, at age 58.
  • Burial: He was buried in Immaculate Conception Cemetery, Oneida, Wisconsin.
  • Note: Robert Kramer, age 58, passed away at his home in Oshkosh following a brief illness. Bob was born in Freedom on October 12, 1954, son of the late Arnold and Jean (Hilgenberg) Kramer and attended area schools. Bob worked for Goodwill Industries for a time, but for most of his life was an employee at Valley Packaging. Special Olympics played a huge role in his life. He was an award-winning bowler, basketball player, softball player, and once was named Athlete of the Year. He enjoyed bus trips with Able Trek Tours, and fishing excursions sponsored by Fishing Has No Boundaries. He also knew Appleton's streets like the back of his hand, and spent hours and hours exploring town on his red bicycle. Robert loved life, and will always be remembered as a cheerful giver. He loved to purchase little treats and trinkets for his friends and loved ones, and then gifted them to brighten their days.

    Robert is survived by a sister: Mary Ann (Dean) Luedtke of Larsen; a brother: William Kramer of Texas; nieces and nephews: Liz (Tom) Rehberg, Char Luedtke, Phill Luedtke, Abby Luedtke, and Carrie Kramer; and two aunts: Joyce Kramer of Kaukauna and Kathy Berg of Seymour. He was preceded in death by his parents, an infant brother, and sisters Virginia and Catherine.

    Funeral services for Bob will be held at 11:00 AM on Tuesday, November 27, 2012 at the Wichmann Funeral Home in Appleton, with Pastor Dan Gibson officiating. Interment will follow at Immaculate Conception Cemetery in Oneida. Friends may call at the funeral home on Tuesday morning from 9:00 AM until the hour of the services. Online condolences may be offered at www.wichmannfargo.com.

    Robert will also be fondly missed by all of his friends and co-workers at Wichmann Funeral Home, where he worked part time for the past several years. He was always so proud to have a job and be able to make a difference in the lives of others. We will miss you, Robert.