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Viola Doering

F, b. August 30, 1912, d. January 28, 1993


Family: John Huben (b. 1912, d. August 14, 1959)


  • Birth: Viola Doering was born on August 30, 1912.
  • Death: She died on January 28, 1993, at age 80.

John Huben

M, b. 1912, d. August 14, 1959

Family: Viola Doering (b. August 30, 1912, d. January 28, 1993)


  • Birth: John Huben was born in 1912.
  • Death: He died on August 14, 1959, at age ~47.

Kenneth James Meulemans



Family 1: Nancy Marie Botzet (b. October 20, 1962, d. April 17, 2013)

Family 2: Debra Doucette

Nancy Marie Botzet

F, b. October 20, 1962, d. April 17, 2013


  • Birth: Nancy Marie Botzet was born on October 20, 1962.
  • Death: She died on April 17, 2013, at age 50.
  • Note: Nancy Marie Botzet Meulemans

    I lost my battle with cancer on April 17, 2013. I was born on October 20th, 1962 to Raymond and Ginny (Clugh) Botzet in Green Bay, WI. After a wonderful childhood with six brothers and sisters, I graduated from Seymour High School in 1980. I married my high school sweetheart Jim Hoier in 1984. Though we grew apart and later divorced, we were blessed with our two wonderful children Nicki and Joey. In 1992 I met a longtime friend Ken Meulemans, little did I know, he'd turn out to be the love of my life, my true soul mate who filled my life with more love and joy then I ever knew was possible. Ken and I married on April 26th, 1996 and I became a step-mom to his wonderful children, Brad and Kristin, whom I had already grown to love as much as my own children. I loved spending time with my five precious grandchildren; Addie, Lily, Otto, Aiden, and Mia, they are each so special to me and have made this battle easier. I enjoyed traveling with my husband, four-wheeling, snowmobiling, family get-to-gathers, watching the Green Bay Packers or just a quiet evening at home.

    Before my illness I worked at Advanced Physical Therapy as an Insurance Collections Specialist. I loved my job but mostly due to my wonderful co-workers whom I proudly call my friends. I am so thankful that I had such a huge outpouring of love and support from our family and friends while fighting this ugly disease, thank you to each of you.

    I am survived by my wonderful husband, Kenneth. Our children and grandchildren: Nicole Hoier (Steve Galske, special friend), granddaughters Addilyn and Lilyana, Seymour; Joseph (Ashley) Hoier, grandson Aiden, another grandbaby on the way, Winchester; Bradley (Jessica) Meulemans, Appleton; Kristin (Robert) Lee, grandson Otto and granddaughter Mia Lee, De Pere; my sisters: Wanda Sell and Renee (Kelly) Baumann; my brothers: Mike Botzet, Pat (Jo Ann) Botzet, Bill (Diane) Botzet, and John (Ranee) Botzet; grandfather Orville Koehler; brothers and sisters-in-law: John (Debbie) Meulemans, Ray (Heidi) Meulemans, Sue Kastning, Dan (Cindy) Meulemans, Linda (Michael) Barclay, Dennis Meulemans, Barb Hess, Joe (Juli) Meulemans, Wayne (Pam) Meulemans, Judy (Dan) Simpson; many loved nieces, nephews, grandchildren, aunts and uncles.

    Proceeded in death by grandparents: John and Isabelle Botzet, Dorothy Koehler; two nephews and one niece.

    I chose to be cremated. Friends may call after 3 PM at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Black Creek with Mass of Christian Burial at 4 PM on Monday, April 22, 2013 with Fr. Theodore Hendricks officiating. Following the mass, join Ken and my family for a time of remembrance and celebration of my life at Romy's Nightingale.

    In lieu of flowers a memorial fund has been established. Please remember me with smiles and laughter not tears of sadness. Online condolences may be expressed at

    Muehl-Boettcher Funeral Home, Seymour is assisting the family with arrangements.

    A special thanks to Dr. Yao and the staff at Fox Valley Hematology and Oncology, Dr. Turaga and the staff at Froedert Medical College and Thedacare Homecare and Cherry Meadows Hospice.

    Nancy Marie Botzet Meulemans, of Black Creek, lost her battle with cancer on April 17, 2013.

    Inadvertently omitted were her parents, Raymond and Virginia Botzet, Appleton and mother-in-law and father-in-law, Lawrence and Nancy Meulemans, Black Creek.

    Published in Appleton Post-Crescent on April 20, 2013.

Patricia Carol VanSistine

F, b. December 17, 1924, d. April 19, 2013



  • Birth: Patricia Carol VanSistine was born on December 17, 1924 in Milwaukee, Milwaukee Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: She died on April 19, 2013, at age 88.
  • Note: Patricia Carol VanSistine, 88, West De Pere, entered eternal life on April 19, 2013, with her loving family by her side. She was born December 17, 1924 to Alphonse and Everesta VanSistine in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. She graduated from Nicolet High School, and attended the Oshkosh Teacher's College where she pursued a degree in education.

    Patricia (Pat as she was lovingly called) became a kindergarten teacher and taught for 33 years. She taught a short time in Wisconsin, Hawaii, and Australia, but the majority of her teaching years were in Minneapolis. She loved teaching and the opportunities it gave her to make a difference. She believed in giving her students opportunities for self-exploration and creativity. Over the years former students have contacted her and thanked her for being the dedicated and caring teacher she was.

    Throughout her years of teaching, and after her retirement Pat traveled the world. Every trip became an adventure she treasured very much. Her very close friend Mary Forberg accompanied her on many vacations. In addition to traveling together they built a beautiful cabin in Ely, MN. There they enjoyed nature and the beauty of the surrounding area. They always welcomed family and friends to both their cabin and home in Minneapolis. After Mary passed away, Patricia returned to Wisconsin to be with her family.

    Pat's family was one that loved and truly cared a lot about each other. As a young girl, Pat enjoyed spending time with her sister and three younger brothers. With her siblings and in-laws, she loved playing cards and other games. Pat especially enjoyed monthly get-togethers where they reminisced about the past. Generally a little family teasing occurred at these gatherings. Pat also enjoyed spending time with her nieces and nephews. She took an interest in their lives, and they loved her and appreciated the time spent with them. Her friends in Minnesota and Wisconsin brought joy into her life. These friends were like family, and they took care of each other.

    Pat loved telling and listening to family stories and with the help of many relatives and friends she researched her family history. She is very proud of her heritage. She loved both of her parents very much and appreciated the values they lived by. They influenced her life and helped her to become a very kind and compassionate person.

    Pat had a very strong faith and enjoyed going to Old St. Joe's Church in West De Pere with her brother Don. It is the same church she attended as a child. The parish community welcomed her presence each Sunday and looked forward to her smiling face.

    Pat enjoyed going to the Farmer's Market on Saturday mornings with several of her family members. She was one of the most popular attendees. Vendors and other visitors to the market looked forward to seeing her. She had a special love for sunflowers, generally purchasing just one to take home each week to put in a vase in her apartment. Patricia loved feeding and watching birds and other little animals that came to eat on the feeders on the balcony of her apartment. She also enjoyed knitting, reading, and making jewelry. Patricia was a very generous and giving person all of her life. It was important to share what she had with others.

    Pat will be dearly missed by her siblings and in-laws: Jean (Mark) Plummer, Jerome (Karen) VanSistine, Dave (Janet) VanSistine, and Don VanSistine. She will also be missed by her nieces and nephews: Steve (Mimi) Plummer, Mike (Ann) Plummer, Kim (Mike) VanDenLangenberg, Dan (Cathy) VanSistine, Toni VanSistine, Linda (Charlie) VanSistine- Yost, Paul (Sue) VanSistine, Lori (Tripp) Maher, Tom (Janelle) VanSistine, Mary Kay VanSistine (Mike Willard), Chris (Terry) Hasselbacher, Sue (Gene) Simons, Lisa (Pete) Anderson, and Patti (Keith) Christianson, great nieces and nephews, friends, and Bernie (Toni's dog). Pat was preceded in death by her parents: Alphonse and Everesta VanSistine, sisters-in-law: Faunie VanSistine and Joan VanSistine, nephews: Mark Plummer Jr, and Peter VanSistine, and her very close friend Mary Forberg.

    A Celebration of Pat's life will be held on Tuesday, April 23, 2013 from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. at St. Norbert College Parish at Old St. Joseph Church. Mass will follow at 11:00 a.m. with Fr. John Tourangeau, O. Praem officiating. Inurnment will be in Mt. Calvary, De Pere. Please visit www. to send online condolences to the VanSistine family. In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund will be established in Pat's memory.

    Pat's family would like to thank the doctors, nurses, Spiritual and Pastoral Care Team, and the ninth floor staff at St. Vincent Hospital, unity Hospice, Fr. John Tourangeau, O. Praem, Sister Laura Zelton, and Old St. Joe's Parish Community for their care and support. A special thank you to Diane (D.) and Kathy, Pat's neighbors/friends, who watched over and enjoyed spending time with her.

    "Pat, we know there is a sunflower waiting for you in heaven. We love you so much."

Jean VanSistine



Family: Mark Plummer

Mark Plummer


Jerome J VanSistine

M, b. September 16, 1926, d. January 20, 2015


Family 1: Joan Lorraine Kaufman (b. February 22, 1930, d. January 21, 1985)

Family 2: Karen Bauknecht


  • Birth: Jerome J VanSistine was born on September 16, 1926.
  • Death: He died on January 20, 2015, at age 88.
  • Burial: He was buried in Fort Howard Memorial Park, Green Bay, Wisconsin.
  • Note: VanSistine, Jerome J.

    A true statesman, Senator Jerome VanSistine went to his eternal reward on January 20, 2015 after a long battle with Alzheimer's disease. He was born on August 16, 1926 to Alphonse and Everesta (LePine) VanSistine in Milwaukee. Jerry married Joan Kaufman, who preceded him in death in 1985. He later married Karen Bauknecht, who cared for him daily through his Alzheimer's journey. Jerry graduated from West De Pere High School and enlisted in the United States Navy. After serving his country for three years during World War II, he returned to school at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville where he graduated with a Bachelor of Science Degree. Jerry taught school for two years. He then moved back to the Green Bay area and went into the construction business and was a foreman for 25 years with Selmer Construction. It was at that time he became involved in a local zoning issue and decided to run for Ashwaubenon Town Supervisor. That was the beginning of a long career in politics that took him from Town Supervisor to County Supervisor, to State Senator and full circle back to his village as a trustee. It was his ability to compromise that enabled him to work with people on both sides of the issues to get the job done and garnered him many awards. However, his compassion for the underdog kept him involved after his political career as a volunteer serving as President of the Board of Syble Hopp School and an official for the Miracle League Baseball Teams. The Packers, Brewers, bingo and his dog, Drake, filled his life with joy between volunteer activities.

    Jerry leaves behind his wife, Karen and three children, Kim (Mike) Vandenlangenberg, Dan (Cathy) VanSistine and Toni VanSistine; his grandchildren, Kacie (Kyle) Wilke, Chad (fiancée, Brittany), Robert and Mandie Zeise; several great-grandchildren, Sophia, Max and Lilah Wilke, Amani Williams and Kamara Zeise. He is further survived by his sister, Jean (Mark) Plummer and two brothers, Dave (Janet) and Don; sister and brother-in-laws, Sue (Bob) Dietrich, Sharon Bauknecht, Ed (Pam) Bauknecht, Frank (Chris) Bauknecht, Ellen (Mike) Gelhar, Joe (Sally) Bauknecht, Connie (Bauknecht) Martell, Mike Bauknecht and Steve (Linda) Bauknecht, sisters-in-law, Carol Van Lanen and Nancy (George) Sager and their children and grandchildren.

    He was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Patricia; mother and father-in-law, Betty and Floyd Bauknecht and many other relatives and friends.

    Visitation will be held at Nativity of Our Lord Catholic Church, 2770 South Oneida Street, Saturday, January 24, 2014 from 9:00 am until the Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00 am with the Rev. Bob Rhyner officiating. Military Honors will follow. Interment will be at Fort Howard Memorial Park. Online condolences may be expressed at In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund has been established in Jerry's name.J NJ.

Joan Lorraine Kaufman

F, b. February 22, 1930, d. January 21, 1985

Family: Jerome J VanSistine (b. September 16, 1926, d. January 20, 2015)


  • Birth: Joan Lorraine Kaufman was born on February 22, 1930.
  • Death: She died on January 21, 1985, at age 54.
  • Burial: She was buried in Fort Howard Memorial Park, Green Bay, Wisconsin.

David VanSistine



Jeanette Colle

F, b. August 30, 1930, d. October 9, 2016


  • Birth: Jeanette Colle was born on August 30, 1930 in Green Bay, Brown Co, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: She was married on June 13, 1953.
  • Death: She died on October 9, 2016, at age 86.
  • Note: Jeanette Van Sistine (nee Colle), 86, died peacefully at home on October 9 after living four and a half spirit-filled and courageous years with cancer.

    Jan is survived by husband, Dave, and children Linda Van Sistine-Yost and her husband Charlie (Claremont, California); Paul Van Sistine and his wife Sue (Sobieski). Lori Van Sistine Maher and her husband Tripp (Green Bay), Tom Van Sistine and his wife Jannelle (Hartsville, SC) and Mary Kay Van Sistine and her husband Mike Willard (Claremont, CA). She is also survived by her grandchildren, the lights of her life, Beth Van Sistine and family Al, Maia and Sophia (Belfast, Northern Ireland); Matt Van Sistine and his wife, Amber and their little girls, Mikayla and Penny Jeanette (De Pere); Andy Van Sistine and his wife Angie, and their baby, Curtis (Milwaukee); Joey Van Sistine (Green Bay), Megan Van Sistine and Jake (Maple Park, IL); Bobby Maher (Minneapolis, MN), Annie Maher Gajewski and her husband Matt, and their little guys Patrick and Eli (Green Bay); Molly Maher Lucareli and her husband Ben (Cedarburg, WI); Natalie Van Sistine (Florence, SC), and Kyle Van Sistine (Hartsville, SC) .

    Jan was born on August 14, 1930 in Green Bay, WI. to Anton and Eleanor (Rueckl) Colle. She graduated from St. Joseph Academy in 1948. Jan married David Van Sistine, June 13, 1953. She is preceded in death by her parents and her brother, Fr. Robert Colle. She was a dedicated member of our Lady of Lourdes Parish in De Pere.

    Jan was an accomplished quilter and knitter. Throughout the years her quilts and knitwear warmed both the hearts and homes of those she loved.

    The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Wednesday October 12, 2016 at 10:30am at Our Lady of Lourdes Parish in De Pere with a 9:00 am visitation before Mass and lunch to follow in the Kratz Hall. The family would like to express their extreme gratitude to Dr. Jonathan Tammela and his team Kristin, Martha, Tina and other hospital staff, as well Jan's team at Unity Hospice for their loving care. RYAN FUNERAL HOME, De Pere is assisting the family.
    Published in Green Bay Press-Gazette on Oct. 11, 2016.

Craig Moore


Tiffany Lind



Mark Hollinsworth


Family: Patti Reis

Michael Hermans



Patrick Hermans



Belinda Anding


Josephine Hutjens

F, b. December 4, 1953, d. April 19, 2013



  • Birth: Josephine Hutjens was born on December 4, 1953 in Green Bay, Brown Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: She died on April 19, 2013, at age 59.
  • Burial: She was buried in Mount Olivet Catholic Cemetery, De Pere, Wisconsin.
  • Note: Josephine (Josie) Hutjens, 59, De Pere, passed away Friday April 19, 2013 at Golden Living Center with her sisters by her side. Josie was born December 4, 1953 in Green Bay the daughter of Edward and Marie (Kocken) Hutjens. Josie graduated from Donovan School in 1975. She enjoyed camping and traveling with her family, drawing, playing with her cats, as well as working in her flower bed.

    Survivors include her brothers and sisters: Frank (Janice) Hutjens, Erv ( Marge) Hutjens, Joan (Jerry) Beining, Diana (Lon) Hutjens. Boo Boo's special niece, Amy Beining, as well as her cat Pumpkin. Numerous nieces and nephews.

    Josie was preceded in death by her parents, an infant brother, her maternal and paternal grandparents.

    Family and friends may call at Cotter Funeral Home, 860 N Webster Ave De Pere from 4-8 Tuesday. Parish prayer service 7:30 p.m. Tuesday. Visitation will continue Wednesday at St Mary Catholic Parish, 4805 Sportsmans Dr. Ledgeview from 10a.m. until the time of mass. Mass of Christian Burial 11a.m. Wednesday at the church with Rev. Judah S. Pigon, MF officiating. Interment in Mt Olivet Catholic Cemetery De Pere. Online condolences may be expressed to the Hutjen's family at

    We wish to thank County Rescue, St Vincent Hospital ER, 6th floor ICU, 4th floor IMCU, Golden Living Center and Asera Care for their wonderful care Josie received while with them,

    Sincerely, Josie's family.

Frank Hutjens



Janice Unknown


Sonja Marie Heinzen



Marguerite LaPointe


Family: Gerald Joseph Heinzen (b. April 17, 1919, d. December 31, 2012)

Joan Hutjens

F, b. April 28, 1950, d. March 27, 2016



  • Birth: Joan Hutjens was born on April 28, 1950 in Green Bay, Brown Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: She died on March 27, 2016, at age 65, in DePere, Brown Co, Wisconsin.
  • Note: Joan M. Beining, 65, De Pere, peacefully passed away at home Sunday evening, March 27, 2016, after a two year battle with cancer. Joan was born April 28, 1950, in Green Bay, the daughter of Edward and Marie (Kocken) Hutjens. She enjoyed her sewing (meditation time), gardens, shopping with her sister Diana, and playing card games such as Uno or Skip-Bo with loved ones.

    She will be missed by her husband Jerry; daughters Amy and Brenda Beining, Cathy (Aaron) Penterman; sons Doug and Eric Beining; grandchildren Ashton and Drake Penterman; as well as her sister Diana (Lon) Hutjens; and three brothers, Frank (Janice) Hutjens, Erv (Marge) Hutjens, Ron (Patty) Hutjens; numerous nieces and nephews.

    Preceded in death by her parents, infant brother, and her sister Josie Hutjens.

    Before her death, Joan wrote the following:

    I would like to thank all the wonderful people at Ameriprise Financial, co-workers, family and friends for all of their wonderful support, prayers, cards, and gifts. They meant a lot to me.

    The family would also like to say thank you to everyone in Joan's life for all their support and prayers.

    Joan's family would appreciate well-wishers and friends to join us on Friday, April 1st, 2016 at Cotter Funeral Home, 860 N. Webster Ave, De Pere. Visitation is from 2pm until 6pm, and then a service will be held there at 6pm.

    Also, thank you Green Bay Oncology and Unity Hospice for helping through this time.

    -Sincerely, Joan's family.
    Published in Green Bay Press-Gazette on Mar. 30, 2016.

Jerry Beining


Diana Hutjens