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Jean Marie Blanchet

M, b. April 7, 1714, d. February 6, 1752

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Family: Marie Josephe Fournier (b. 1718, d. July 25, 1801)

Biography

  • Birth: Jean Marie Blanchet was born on April 7, 1714 in Montmagny, Quebec, Canada.
  • Marriage: He and Marie Josephe Fournier were married on November 4, 1740 in Montmagny, Quebec, Canada.
  • Death: Jean Marie Blanchet died on February 6, 1752, at age 37.

Marie Josephe Fournier

F, b. 1718, d. July 25, 1801

Parents

Family 1: Jean Marie Blanchet (b. April 7, 1714, d. February 6, 1752)

Family 2: Pierre Gerbert (b. January 14, 1728, d. August 7, 1807)

Biography

  • Birth: Marie Josephe Fournier was born in 1718 in Montmagny, Quebec, Canada.
  • Marriage: She and Jean Marie Blanchet were married on November 4, 1740 in Montmagny, Quebec, Canada.
  • Marriage: Marie Josephe Fournier and Pierre Gerbert were married on August 7, 1752 in Riviere du Sud, Montmagny, Quebec, Canada.
  • Death: Marie Josephe Fournier died on July 25, 1801, at age ~83, in St Pierre de la Riviere du Sud, Quebec, Canada.

Jean Blanchet

M, b. June 9, 1685, d. 1775

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Family: Genevieve Gagne (b. 1692, d. September 14, 1727)

Biography

  • Birth: Jean Blanchet was born on June 9, 1685 in Cap St Ignace, Montmagny, Quebec, Canada.
  • Marriage: He and Genevieve Gagne were married on April 1, 1712 in Québec City, Québec, Canada.
  • Death: Jean Blanchet died in 1775, at age ~90, in Montmagny, Quebec, Canada.

Genevieve Gagne

F, b. 1692, d. September 14, 1727

Family: Jean Blanchet (b. June 9, 1685, d. 1775)

Biography

  • Birth: Genevieve Gagne was born in 1692 in Montmagny, Quebec, Canada.
  • Marriage: She and Jean Blanchet were married on April 1, 1712 in Québec City, Québec, Canada.
  • Death: Genevieve Gagne died on September 14, 1727, at age ~35.

Joseph Vissers

M, b. March 27, 1920, d. November 6, 1965

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Biography

  • Birth: Joseph Vissers was born on March 27, 1920 in Oneida, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: He was married on June 12, 1963 in Brown County, Wisconsin.
  • Death: He died on November 6, 1965, at age 45.

James M Fries

M, b. August 17, 1943, d. March 22, 2013

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Family: Mary Arwood (b. circa 1943, d. May 2007)

Biography

  • Birth: James M Fries was born on August 17, 1943 in Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: He died on March 22, 2013, at age 69, in Normal, McLean Co, Illinois.
  • Note: James M. Fries, age 69 of Pontiac, IL, died on Friday, March 22, 2013 at 3:36 PM at Advocate BroMenn Medical Center in Normal, IL. Jim was born on August 17, 1943 in Appleton, WI a son of John and Margaret M. (Grootemont) Fries. He married Mary Arwood, who preceded him in death in May of 2007.

    He is survived by a daughter: Mary M (Dave) Stadler, Pontiac, IL; five grandchildren: Chelsea L. Rodgers, Darian V. Stadler, Brie A. Stadler, Camille A. Stadler and Jase Stadler: two great grandchildren: Lucas and Amelia Maier and two sisters: Ruth Ann Fries Gilkey, Appleton, WI and Mary M. Fries Kraus of Mukwonago, WI. He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, Mary Fries and a brother, John "Jack" M. Fries.

    Mr. Fries graduated from Appleton West High School. He served our country in the United States Air Force, retiring after 25 years. James was a member of St. Mary's Church in Pontiac.

    There will be no services. Memorials in James' name may be left to St. Mary's Church or to a charity of the donor's choice . This obituary may be viewed and guestbook signed at

    www.calvertmartin

    memorial.com




    Published in Appleton Post-Crescent on March 31, 2013.

Mary Arwood

F, b. circa 1943, d. May 2007

Family: James M Fries (b. August 17, 1943, d. March 22, 2013)

Biography

  • Birth: Mary Arwood was born circa 1943.
  • Death: She died in May 2007.

Mary M Fries

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Chelsea L Fries

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Darian V Stadler

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Brie A Stadler

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Camille A Stadle

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Jase Stadler

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Ruth Ann Fries

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Mary M Fries

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John Fries

M, b. circa 1890

Family: Catherine Shinners (b. circa 1890)

Biography

  • Birth: John Fries was born circa 1890.

Catherine Shinners

F, b. circa 1890

Family: John Fries (b. circa 1890)

Biography

  • Birth: Catherine Shinners was born circa 1890.

Alice Wagner

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Family: Thomas Leon Guilfoyle (b. September 19, 1933, d. March 14, 2013)

William Bork

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Lois Lizon

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Bernice Helen Marie Heidke

F, b. July 11, 1926, d. March 22, 2013

Parents

Family: Clarence Walter Prellwitz (b. October 11, 1924, d. January 25, 2015)

Biography

  • Birth: Bernice Helen Marie Heidke was born on July 11, 1926 in Menasha, Winnebago Co, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: She and Clarence Walter Prellwitz were married in September 1946.
  • Death: Bernice Helen Marie Heidke died on March 22, 2013, at age 86, in Eau Claire, Eau Claire Co, Wisconsin.
  • Note: Bernice Helen Marie Prellwitz, 86, passed away on Friday, March 22, 2013, at The Clairemont Palliative Care Unit in Eau Claire following a lengthy battle with complications of congestive heart failure.

    Bernice was born in Menasha, Wisconsin, on July 11, 1926, to Theodore and Elsie( Meyers) Heidke. She grew up on the family farm in nearby New London, Wisconsin. She graduated at the top of her high school class. Following graduation she worked as a private secretary in Neenah, to the president and general manager of the Hewitt Machine Company, which fulfilled contracts for the Army and Navy during World War II.

    In September, 1946 she married Clarence Prellwitz of Manawa, Wisconsin, where they worked the family farm for 44 years along with their three children. Bernice was an active long-time member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Manawa where she was a Sunday School teacher for 26 years, sang in the choir for ten years, was active in the Ladies Aid for many, many years, also participated with Vacation Bible School, plus many Bible studies.

    In addition to church activities, Bernice was a general 4-H leader for 15 years. It wasn't uncommon to have several young gals over to the farmhouse learning how to sew or do cooking and baking. Also through the 4-H programs she had the unique pleasure of working with the kids and their dog projects while also training her own boxer pets of Brandy and Benjie. They became great at "sit" and "stay!"

    Bernice was a very hard worker and was so proud that her three girls were able to attend college and graduate. She was also a great organizer.

    In 1990, Bernice and Clarence retired from regular farming, but continued to live in the homestead while still gardening and doing lawn care. Bernice underwent bypass surgery in 2000 due to complications of congestive heart failure and several heart attacks, fairing pretty well until 2009, when additional illnesses created the need to move to Eau Claire closer to family and medical attention.

    Bernice will be greatly missed by her husband, Clarence; and three daughters, Ellen, Eau Claire; Marcia, Eau Claire; and Beverly (David) Szprejda, Pembine, Wisconsin; and two grandchildren, Jessie and Zachary, currently students at UW-Stevens Point.

    She is preceded in death by her parents, Ted and Elsie; and siblings, Leora, Charlie, Gloria, Roland and Carol; as well as several nieces and nephews.

    Celebration of life will take place at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Manawa, Wisconsin, with Pastor Wally Waite and Pastor Vilas Mazemke as officiates on Friday, April 5, 2013 at 1 p.m. with visitation at the church on Friday morning from 11 a.m. until the time of service. Private family interment will be at the Little Wolf Cemetery Friday afternoon.

    In lieu of flowers memorials for Bernice would be welcomed at St. Paul's Lutheran Church, 742 Depot St, Manawa, WI 54949, or the Mayo Clinic Health Systems, Eau Claire, P O Box 4105, Eau Claire WI 54702.

    The family would like to thank the staff of the Mayo Clinic Health Systems, Eau Claire, for their professional expertise over the past 12 years in regard to Bernice's health concerns and most recently to the staff of The Clairemont for their kind care near the end of her life. Also special thanks to the Lake Care Ministries team and many other Lake Street UMC members through their extended ministries.

    Bernice will be fondly remembered for her many cooking and baking talents. She always whipped up some delicious goodies to share at church or for the neighbors - especially her sticky buns and lemon poppy seed cake!

    Fuller Speckien Hulke is assisting the family with arrangements. To express condolences online, please visit www.fullerspeckienhulke.com.




    Published in Appleton Post-Crescent on March 31, 2013.

Clarence Walter Prellwitz

M, b. October 11, 1924, d. January 25, 2015

Biography

  • Birth: Clarence Walter Prellwitz was born on October 11, 1924 in Waupaca County, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: He and Bernice Helen Marie Heidke were married in September 1946.
  • Death: Clarence Walter Prellwitz died on January 25, 2015, at age 90, in Eau Claire, Eau Claire Co, Wisconsin.
  • Burial: He was buried in Little Wolf, Waupaca Co, Wisconsin.
  • Note: Clarence Walter Prellwitz, 90, passed away on Sunday, January 25, 2015, at Syverson Lutheran Home in Eau Claire, Wisconsin.

    Clarence was born in the Township of Little Wolf in Waupaca County on October 11, 1924 to William and Mary (Timm) Prellwitz. He grew up on the family farm in Manawa, Wisconsin. He lived in the very same house where he was born and celebrated 84 Christmases there ... always marveling that was a miracle.

    In September, 1946 he married Bernice Helen Marie Heidke of New London, Wisconsin where they worked the family farm for 44 years along with their three children. Clarence was baptized, confirmed and was a long-time member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Manawa where he was active as an usher, deacon, sang in the choir and Men's Club, plus participated with many Bible studies.

    In addition to church activities, Clarence assisted Bernice as a general 4-H leader for 15 years. Each summer for the annual July 4th rodeo float, Clarence helped prepare the foundation of the float wagon often sawing and welding different parts together before it was finished over with decorating. And for the summer 4-H picnic, he cleared a large patch of hay so that a temporary ball field could be created for the friendly competition followed by the watermelon spitting contest! Once in a while there was even a 4-H project loose animal running the bases!

    In 1990 Clarence and Bernice retired from regular farming, but continued to live in the homestead while still caring for various animals, gardening and doing lawn care. Clarence continually checked on "Bobby's" heifers and the dogs and cats would follow him around seeking treats and lots of pets. In 2009 additional health complications for both created the need to move to Eau Claire closer to family and medical attention.

    While a resident at Syverson Lutheran Home he was very interested in the music activities and sang with the groups that came in, as well as singing in his room to the CD player. His voice often rang out with hymns of worship or songs from the nifty 50's.

    Clarence will be missed by his three daughters - Beverly (David) Szprejda, Pembine, Wisconsin, Ellen and Marcia Prellwitz of Eau Claire, Wisconsin, and two grandchildren, Jessie and Zachary Szprejda, currently students at UW-Stevens Point. He is further survived by his nieces Hazel (Earl) Jahsman of Appleton, Ardis Peterson of Neenah and Ramona Bahrke of Appleton, along with other great nephews and nieces.

    He is preceded in death by his wife, Bernice, parents and sisters Ruth (Lloyd) Rewey, Lillian Suehs, Alma (Emil) Bigalke, Clara (George) Zempel, Ann (Herb) Niemuth, Elizabeth Klotzbuecher, Lorraine (Walter) Flater and an infant brother at birth.

    Celebration of life will take place at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Manawa, Wisconsin with Pastor Vilas Mazemke as officiant on Saturday, January 31, 2015 at 1:00 pm with visitation at the church prior beginning at 12:00 noon. Fellowship will coincide with visitation time in the Fellowship Room of the church. Private family interment will be at the Little Wolf Cemetery immediately following the worship service.

    In lieu of flowers memorials for Clarence would be welcomed at St. Paul's Lutheran Church, 742 Depot St, Manawa, WI 54949, the Syverson Lutheran Home, 816 Porter Avenue, Eau Claire, WI 54701 or Mayo Clinic Hospice, Eau Claire, P O Box 4105, Eau Claire WI 54702.

    The family would like to thank the staff of the Mayo Clinic Health Systems, Eau Claire, for their professional expertise over the past years in regard to Clarence's health concerns and most recently to the staff of the Syverson Lutheran Home and the Mayo Clinic Hospice team. Also special thanks to the LakeCare Ministries members of Lake Street UMC who visited Clarence while he was a resident at Eau Claire.

    Clarence will be fondly remembered for his pursuit to be a great farmer in growing really good crops, raising high-test Holsteins for milk production, hard work and being a good neighbor.

    Fuller Speckien Hulke is assisting the family with arrangements. To express condolences online, please visit www.fullerspeckienhulke.com.

Ellen Prellwitz

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Marcia Prellwitz

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