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Herbert J Cuene

M, b. June 19, 1929, d. May 25, 2013

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Biography

  • Birth: Herbert J Cuene was born on June 19, 1929.
  • Marriage: He was married on August 11, 1956.
  • Death: He died on May 25, 2013, at age 83.
  • Burial: He was buried in Mount Olivet Catholic Cemetery, De Pere, Wisconsin.
  • Note: Herbert J. "Duke" Cuene passed away peacefully on Saturday, May 25, 2013.

    Duke was a life-long resident of De Pere, Wisconsin. In his early years, Duke attended St. Mary's Grade School, East De Pere High School and UW-Madison and St. Norbert College.

    Duke married Joan Brennan on the morning of August 11, 1956. Together, they raised six children.

    To Duke, the most important things in life, were not things. He cherished Joan, his wife of 56 years. He was very proud of each of his six children and their families. Duke was an AWESOME Papa. His eyes lit up each and every time one of his eleven grandchildren walked into the room. His goal in life was to help prepare and provide for the lives of his family. He succeeded! Duke was a great man and was always there to support his family and friends. He was always there to lend a caring hand.

    Duke was honored to carry on the family business as the second generation to lead Broadway Automotive. He was a thinker and a smart man. Duke was very proud of his lifelong partnership with his brother Jim. Duke was mindful of new trends; being a legendary source for muscle cars in the 1970's and "owning" the conversion van market in the 1980's. He loved his extended Broadway Family, the many associates and guests he met along the way.

    Duke cherished his time with family and friends. He enjoyed a competitive game of cards, usually winning a couple nickels along the way. On rainy afternoons, he enjoyed his usual call from the Vissers claiming "rain date, it's time to play some bridge". The banter between Duke and Don was legendary.

    He loved the game of golf more than the game of golf loved him! He enjoyed the cottage and the many friends at White Potato Lake. Each weekend he had to have at least one slalom ski run. During winter months, he loved and missed his Thursday ski group and the travels to various "hills" around Northeastern Wisconsin and the U.P.

    Duke shared his time helping those in the community. He transported the Golden Agers for many years. He was a member of the De Pere Kiwanis's for many years. He also served as advisor and role model to those living with ileostomies. He never let his physical challenges define who he was; they only served to make him stronger.

    You learn about whom people are and their character by watching how they interact with the world around them. Throughout Dukes life, he was a TRUE GENTLEMEN.

    He is survived by his wife Joan and six children; Daughter Barbara (Kiley); daughter Susan Graves and her husband, Mike, (Adam, Alex); daughter Patti Van Sistine and husband Jim - (Mikaela - Husband Shane, Brenna, Kendall); son Herb and wife Connie (Jenna); son David and Life Partner Jairo Rios (Duke, Pablo); and son Michael and wife Melissa (Stella, Luciana)

    He was preceded in death by his parents Herbert M. Cuene and Loretta "Garvey" Cuene; Father and Mother-in-Law Clarence Brennan and Ruth "LaFortune" Brennan; Brother and Sister-In-Law Donald Brennan and Joan "Kudla" Brennan; and Sister-In-Law Rosie "Olejniczak" Cuene

    Visitation for Duke will take place at the RYAN FUNERAL HOME 305 N. Tenth Street De Pere on Tuesday, May 28, 2013 beginning at 4 PM and closing with a prayer service at 7 PM. led by Pastoral Minister Steven Donovan. Visitation will continue after 10am at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church 220 S. Michigan Street in De Pere on Wednesday with a Mass of Christian Burial celebrated by Fr. Richard Getchel at 11am and concelebrated by Fr. John Harper. Burial will take place in Mt. Olivet Catholic Cemetery. Please go to www.ryanfh.com to send online condolences.

    The entire Cuene family would like to thank the many individuals who touched the life of Duke throughout his journey. The awesome members of "Team Duke" at St. Vincent Hospital, the compassionate team at St. Vincent Dialysis Center, and the caring crew at Rennes Rehabilitation Center. Duke was a patient, sweet, and exceptionally strong as he battled his health obstacles throughout his life. He ALWAYS wore a smile (sometimes huge), had a sparkle in his eye, and stated, "I'm good". In lieu of flowers, memorial donations will be distributed to St. Francis Church and St. Norbert College.

Barbara Cuene

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Susan Cuene

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Adam Graves

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Alex Graves

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Patricia Anne Cuene

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Mikaela VanSistine

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Brenna VanSistine

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Kendall VanSistine

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Herbert J Cuene

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Connie Jo Frieders

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Jenna Cuene

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David Cuene

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Michael Cuene

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Stella Cuene

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Luciana Cuene

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Joseph T Hermans

M, b. February 15, 1930, d. May 31, 1930

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Biography

  • Birth: Joseph T Hermans was born on February 15, 1930.
  • Death: He died on May 31, 1930, at age 0.

Emil Joseph Dessart

M, b. July 25, 1882, d. May 24, 1958

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Family: Maria Rosalia Meulemans (b. April 29, 1884, d. March 31, 1970)

Biography

  • Birth: Emil Joseph Dessart was born on July 25, 1882 in Green Bay, Brown Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: He died on May 24, 1958, at age 75, in Oak Park, Cook Co, Illinois.

Joseph C Dessart

M, b. May 1861, d. 1929

Family: Celeste Jenbleu (b. September 1862, d. 1936)

Biography

  • Birth: Joseph C Dessart was born in May 1861 in Belgium.
  • Marriage: He and Celeste Jenbleu were married in 1881.
  • Death: Joseph C Dessart died in 1929, at age ~68, in Green Bay, Brown Co, Wisconsin.

Celeste Jenbleu

F, b. September 1862, d. 1936

Family: Joseph C Dessart (b. May 1861, d. 1929)

Biography

  • Birth: Celeste Jenbleu was born in September 1862 in Belgium.
  • Marriage: She and Joseph C Dessart were married in 1881.
  • Death: Celeste Jenbleu died in 1936, at age ~74, in Green Bay, Brown Co, Wisconsin.

Arthur Joseph Dessart

M, b. February 23, 1885, d. 1920

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Family: Nellie Bradburn (b. circa 1890, d. September 1920)

Biography

  • Birth: Arthur Joseph Dessart was born on February 23, 1885 in Green Bay, Brown Co, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: He and Nellie Bradburn were married on September 17, 1907.
  • Death: Arthur Joseph Dessart died in 1920, at age ~35, in Milwaukee, Milwaukee Co, Wisconsin.