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Darby O'Connor

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Gary T Sokel

M, b. August 7, 1960, d. March 29, 2013

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Biography

  • Birth: Gary T Sokel was born on August 7, 1960 in Neenah, Winnebago Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: He died on March 29, 2013, at age 52.
  • Note: Gary T. Sokel, age 52, of Menasha, passed away unexpectedly on Friday, March 29, 2013. On August 7, 1960, Gary Thomas was born in Neenah to the late Robert and Suzanne (Jape) Sokel. Gary had worked as a truck driver for George Whiting Paper Company. For his entire life, Gary enjoyed spending time in Northwoods hunting and fishing. He also had a great talent for woodworking and drawing. Recently, Gary turned into a master chef. He loved to cook for his family and spend as much time with them as he could. He was very good at imitating Elvis songs, especially "Heartbreak Hotel." Gary was always willing to lend a helping hand and would give you the shirt off his back.

    Gary will be greatly missed by his loving children: Justin (Michelle) Solis, Kristy (Matt) Kerkhoff, Sara (fiancé, Michael Hinske) Sokel, Michelle (significant other, Charlie Peeters) Sokel; his grandchildren: Layne and Lena Solis, Henry Kerkhoff, and Weston Hinske; his brother, Robert (Debra) Sokel; his sisters: Deborah (Terrence) Honick-Korth and Mary Korth; and many other relatives and friends.

    In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Cynthia Hahnen; a brother-in-law, William Honick, and a niece, Jennifer Honick.

    A Memorial Service will be held at 6:00 pm on Wednesday, April 3, 2013, at Martens-Laemmrich Funeral Home, 312 Milwaukee Street, Menasha. A Memorial Gathering will be held from 3:30 pm until the time of the service at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, a memorial will be established.

    Sign the guest book and light a candle in memory of Gary at the funeral home website.

Anastasia Bizeauski

F, b. April 15, 1892, d. June 25, 1970

Parents

Family 1: George Chmela (b. January 20, 1878, d. May 14, 1920)

Family 2: George Vissers (b. March 23, 1887, d. December 23, 1934)

Biography

  • Birth: Anastasia Bizeauski was born on April 15, 1892 in Czechoslovakia.
  • Marriage: She and George Chmela were married on May 26, 1908 in Manhatten, New York Co, New York.
  • Marriage: Anastasia Bizeauski and George Vissers were married on October 17, 1922.
  • Death: Anastasia Bizeauski died on June 25, 1970, at age 78.

George Chmela

M, b. January 20, 1878, d. May 14, 1920

Parents

Family: Anastasia Bizeauski (b. April 15, 1892, d. June 25, 1970)

Biography

  • Birth: George Chmela was born on January 20, 1878 in Slovakia.
  • Marriage: He and Anastasia Bizeauski were married on May 26, 1908 in Manhatten, New York Co, New York.
  • Death: George Chmela died on May 14, 1920, at age 42, in Kaukauna, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.

Albine Chmela

M, b. March 1, 1909, d. March 25, 1979

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Family: Lucille Bressers

Biography

  • Birth: Albine Chmela was born on March 1, 1909 in New York.
  • Marriage: He was married on January 29, 1929 in Green Bay, Brown Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: He died on March 25, 1979, at age 70, in Florida.

Johanna Chmela

F, b. November 24, 1911, d. October 11, 1976

Parents

Family: James Barker

Biography

  • Birth: Johanna Chmela was born on November 24, 1911 in Milwaukee, Milwaukee Co, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: She was married in 1931.
  • Death: She died on October 11, 1976, at age 64, in Chicago, Cook Co, Illinois.

James Barker

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Family: Johanna Chmela (b. November 24, 1911, d. October 11, 1976)

Theresa Chmela

F, b. January 1920, d. December 27, 1953

Parents

Family: George VanLaarhoven (b. February 22, 1916, d. December 27, 1975)

Biography

  • Birth: Theresa Chmela was born in January 1920 in Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: She died on December 27, 1953, at age 33, in Oneida, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.

Margo VanLaarhoven

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Karen VanLaarhoven

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Sandy Vissers

F, b. 1944, d. May 21, 1944

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Biography

  • Birth: Sandy Vissers was born in 1944 in Montgomery, Montgomery Co, Alabama.
  • Death: She died on May 21, 1944, at age ~0, in DePere, Brown Co, Wisconsin.

Anastasia (Lynn) Chmela

F, b. July 15, 1913, d. December 25, 1964

Parents

Family: John Alexander Waddell (b. September 29, 1913, d. February 21, 1971)

Biography

  • Birth: Anastasia (Lynn) Chmela was born on July 15, 1913 in Oneida, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: She and John Alexander Waddell were married on May 5, 1945 in Carmel, Monterey Co, California.
  • Death: Anastasia (Lynn) Chmela died on December 25, 1964, at age 51, in Tucson, Pima Co, Arizona.

John Alexander Waddell

M, b. September 29, 1913, d. February 21, 1971

Family: Anastasia (Lynn) Chmela (b. July 15, 1913, d. December 25, 1964)

Biography

  • Birth: John Alexander Waddell was born on September 29, 1913 in Tennessee.
  • Marriage: He and Anastasia (Lynn) Chmela were married on May 5, 1945 in Carmel, Monterey Co, California.
  • Death: John Alexander Waddell died on February 21, 1971, at age 57, in Tucson, Pima Co, Arizona.

Marilyn Waddell

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Mary Margaret Lucille (Mary Lou) Chmela

F, b. May 2, 1918, d. June 13, 2002

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Biography

  • Birth: Mary Margaret Lucille (Mary Lou) Chmela was born on May 2, 1918 in Oneida, Brown Co, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: She and Oliver Roy Griese were married on April 9, 1946 in Green Bay, Brown Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: Mary Margaret Lucille (Mary Lou) Chmela died on June 13, 2002, at age 84.
  • Burial: She was buried in Allouez Catholic Cemetery, Green Bay, Brown Co, Wisconsin.

Oliver Roy Griese

M, b. June 21, 1910, d. April 29, 2016

Biography

  • Birth: Oliver Roy Griese was born on June 21, 1910 in Bonduel, Shawano Co, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: He and Mary Margaret Lucille (Mary Lou) Chmela were married on April 9, 1946 in Green Bay, Brown Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: Oliver Roy Griese died on April 29, 2016, at age 105.
  • Burial: He was buried in Allouez Catholic Cemetery, Green Bay, Brown Co, Wisconsin.
  • Note: Oliver Griese, Sr., 105, of Allouez, passed away peacefully Friday, April 29, 2016 at a local nursing home to start the next phase of his life's journey. He was born June 21, 1910, Oliver Roy August Griese in Rio Creek, WI to the late Charles and Ida (Lawrenz) Griese. Oliver grew up in Bonduel, WI. He owned and operated Oliver's Ice Cream (a Packer hangout back in the day) and later owned and operated Oliver's Restaurant. He was the Treasurer for the Town of Allouez for 12 years. Oliver was an avid Packer Fan. He married Mary Lou Chmela-Vissers on April 9, 1946. She preceded him in death on June 13, 2002. They lived in Allouez for 60 years. He belonged to Faith Lutheran Church.

    Oliver is survived by his 10 children, Oliver, Jr (Jennie), Neenah, WI, SuAnne (Jim) Lopata, Chicago, IL, LuAnne Griese, Tuscon, AZ, Judy (Bob) Boncher, New Franken WI, Michael (Tami) Green Bay, WI, Mary Griese, San Mateo, CA, Gregory (Christine), Hudson, WI, Gail (Dave) Carlson, N. Richland Hills, TX, Joanne (Joel) Shefflin, Santa Barbara, CA, and Barbara Griese, Cary ,NC; grandchildren, Tony Knope, Monica Eldredge, Jesse (Renee), Jeremy (Melissa) and Justin Boncher, Jackie Griese, Kendall and Katelyn Carlson, Joey Griese, Ermei and AiYan Shefflin; great grandchildren, Paige and Dakota Eldredge, Kenzie and Kallie Boncher.

    Besides his wife, he was preceded in death by his parents; sisters, Lillian, Clarice and Mildred; and brothers, Walter and Orville.

    Visitation will be Sunday from 2-4 PM at Woodside Lutheran Home Chapel, 1040 Pilgrim Way with a prayer service to follow with Pastor Steve Apfel officiating. Entombment will be at the Allouez Chapel Mausoleum. Malcore (East) Funeral Home is caring for the family. Visit www.malcorefuneralhome.com to send a condolence to the family. Entombment at Allouez Chapel Mausoleum.

    The family extends their gratitude to the wonderful staff at Woodside Lutheran Home, Dr. Jason Hoppe and Ashley Wolfgram from Optum for the wonderful and compassionate care given to Oliver. Also a special thanks to Pastor Steve Apfel and Pastor Joshua Errer and those who faithfully came to visit.
    Published in Green Bay Press-Gazette on Apr. 30, 2016.

Charles Kneip

M, b. January 13, 1871, d. April 17, 1933

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Family: Louisa Caroline Theurer (b. circa 1887)

Biography

  • Birth: Charles Kneip was born on January 13, 1871 in Weyauwega, Waupaca Co, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: He and Louisa Caroline Theurer were married on April 4, 1904 in Waupaca, Waupaca Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: Charles Kneip died on April 17, 1933, at age 62, in Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.

Louisa Caroline Theurer

F, b. circa 1887

Family: Charles Kneip (b. January 13, 1871, d. April 17, 1933)

Biography

  • Birth: Louisa Caroline Theurer was born circa 1887 in Germany.
  • Marriage: She and Charles Kneip were married on April 4, 1904 in Waupaca, Waupaca Co, Wisconsin.

Frederick Spreeman

M, b. July 23, 1825

Family: Louise Winkelman (b. August 10, 1826)

Biography

  • Birth: Frederick Spreeman was born on July 23, 1825 in Germany.

Louise Winkelman

F, b. August 10, 1826

Family: Frederick Spreeman (b. July 23, 1825)

Biography

  • Birth: Louise Winkelman was born on August 10, 1826.

William Koepsel

M, b. circa 1830

Family: Caroline Otto (b. circa 1830)

Biography

  • Birth: William Koepsel was born circa 1830.

Caroline Otto

F, b. circa 1830

Family: William Koepsel (b. circa 1830)

Biography

  • Birth: Caroline Otto was born circa 1830.

August Gehrmann

M, b. circa 1820

Family: Marianna Pager (b. circa 1822)

Biography

  • Birth: August Gehrmann was born circa 1820 in Poland.