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Wilhelmina Hendrina Lenz

F, b. February 10, 1886, d. October 16, 1887

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Biography

  • Birth: Wilhelmina Hendrina Lenz was born on February 10, 1886.
  • Baptism: She was baptized on February 11, 1886 in St John Nepomucene Church, Little Chute, Wisconsin.
  • Death: She died on October 16, 1887, at age 1.
  • Burial: She was buried on October 18, 1887 in St John Cemetery, Little Chute, Wisconsin, Old Unmarked.

Annabel Anderson

F, b. August 27, 1923, d. November 19, 1991

Family: Russell H Beck (b. August 16, 1921, d. September 4, 2013)

Biography

  • Birth: Annabel Anderson was born on August 27, 1923.
  • Marriage: She and Russell H Beck were married on April 2, 1945 in Oakland, Alameda Co, California.
  • Death: Annabel Anderson died on November 19, 1991, at age 68.

Donna R Beck

F, b. December 24, 1946, d. January 20, 2016

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  • Birth: Donna R Beck was born on December 24, 1946 in Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: She was married on March 12, 1966 in Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: She died on January 20, 2016, at age 69.
  • Note: Donna R. Gross, age 69, of Appleton, passed away at home with family at her side on Wednesday, January 20, 2016 after a courageous fifteen month battle with Pancreatic cancer. Donna was born on December 24, 1946 in Appleton to the late Russell H. and Annabel J. (Anderson) Beck. She graduated from Appleton West High School in 1965. Donna married the love of her life, Phillip Gross on March 12, 1966 at the All Saints Episcopal Church in Appleton. Together they were blessed with their four children, Lara, Sara, Maggie and Eric.

    Over the years, Donna and her family were members of All Saints Episcopal Church of Appleton. Donna was employed by Appleton Medical Center for thirty-six years, most recently as a clerk in medical records; retiring on March 1, 2007.

    Donna was so full of life and had many hobbies and interests. She loved family trips, especially to Florida, Door County, St. Germain, and a wonderful Route 66 tour with her husband, in their '96 Corvette. When her children were younger, family camping trips in their motor home were one of her favorite family activities. As a huge Packer fan and season ticket holder, Donna enjoyed cheering on the Green and Gold. She was a talented seamstress, enjoying cross stitching, knitting and especially sewing beautiful Halloween costumes for her kids and grandkids. Donna spent many years in two Corvette Clubs, socializing with her friends and attending car show events with her husband. She was also an avid reader, loved attending arts and craft shows, biking, scrapbooking, walking on the beach and shelling on Sanibel Island. In addition, she enjoyed gardening in her beautiful yard and watching the birds visit her many feeders, the Cardinal being her favorite. She shared her passion and green thumb talent with her children, in their yards. Donna will be remembered for her love of animals, especially her cats Scooter, Beau, Sophie and Grayson.

    Above all, Donna's fondest memories were those spent with her family and her grandchildren. She loved attending her children's and her grandchildren's school, sporting and social events.

    Donna is survived by her husband of 49 years, Phillip; her four children, Lara (Gary) Brilowski of Appleton, Sara (Lance) Saeger of Eagan, MN, Maggie (Patrick) Garrrigan of Appleton and Eric (Kristin Quilling) Gross of St. Louis Park, MN; seven grandchildren, Alexander Brilowski, Makenzie Saeger, Samuel Saeger, Mikaylah Van Lanen, Sean Garrigan, Daniel Garrigan and Logan Gross; three sisters, Charlene (Larry) Helminen of Tucson, AZ, Susan (Michael) Henderson of Wabeno, WI and Barbara (Jerry) Schimmelpfenning of Appleton; two brothers, Russell Jr. (Susan) Beck of Boscobel, WI and John (Janice) Beck of Waunakee, WI. Donna is further survived by many nieces, nephews, other relatives and dear friends.

    In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her in-laws, Dr. Harold T. and Georgia (Struthers) Gross.

    A memorial service for Donna will be held on Saturday, January 30, 2016 at 11:00 am at WICHMANN FUNERAL HOME TRI-COUNTY CHAPEL, 1592 S. Oneida Street, Menasha. Visitation will be held on Friday, January 29, 2016 starting at 5:30 pm until 8:30 pm at the funeral home, and again on Saturday 9:30 am until the time of the service at 11:00 am, with Pastor Bruce Clapp officiating. All are welcome to attend, as we'd love for you to share your fond memories of Donna with us.

    In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in Donna's name to Fox Valley Humane Society.

    The family would like to thank Dr. William Gunther and staff with Fox Valley Hematology and Oncology, the 7th floor staff at Appleton Medical Center, Dr. Charles Cheng of Fox Valley Surgical Associates and ThedaCare Hospice at Home; especially Amy and Jessica for all the wonderful care given to Donna and support to her family.

Phillip Gross

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Family: Donna R Beck (b. December 24, 1946, d. January 20, 2016)

Barbara Ann Beck

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Jerry Earl Schimmelpfenning

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Charlene Beck

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Larry Helminen

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Susan Beck

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Michael Henderson

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Family: Susan Beck

Russell Beck

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Susan J Simrall

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Family: Russell Beck

John Beck

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Janice Unknown

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Family: John Beck

Melanie J Hofkens

F, b. August 5, 1949, d. March 17, 2014

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Biography

  • Birth: Melanie J Hofkens was born on August 5, 1949 in Shawano, Shawano Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: She died on March 17, 2014, at age 64.
  • Note: Melanie J. Hofkens, age 64, passed away on Monday, March 17, 2014 at the Sharon S. Richardson Community Hospice. Melanie was born August 5, 1949 in Shawano, WI to her late parents Arthur and Winifred (Milhaupt) Hofkens. She attended St. Pius X grade school, and Xavier High School, Appleton, Outagamie County Teachers College and UW-Oshkosh. Melanie taught special education at Lightfoot School in Sheboygan Falls and elementary grades in Howards Grove.

    Melanie was an avid doll artist and collector, and she especially loved collecting Mickey Mouse memorabilia. Her greatest passion was to teach and make life long connections with her students. Melanie will be greatly missed by all the lives she touched.

    Melanie is survived by, one sister; Lee (Danny) Moulding and one brother; Tony (Sandy) Hofkens. She is also survived by her nieces and nephews; Jason (Caitlin) Moulding, Lisa Moulding, Kristy (Dennis) Feerick, and Matthew (Laura) Hofkens, great-nieces; Lauren and Shea Moulding. Also loved by her "little sister" Theresa Dortman, other relatives and friends.

    Visitation on Saturday, March 22, at Holy Name of Jesus Parish, 807 Superior Ave., Sheboygan from 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM. Memorial Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:00 AM with Fr. Daniel Lasecki presiding. In lieu of flowers, memorials are appreciated to the Sharon S. Richardson Community Hospice. The family would like to extend a special thanks to the Hospice staff for their exceptional care. Please visit www.zimmerfuneralhome.com to sign the guestbook.
  • Descendant of an Immigrant on: Maria Magdalena

Lee Hofkens

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  • Descendant of an Immigrant on: Maria Magdalena

Jason Moulding

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  • Descendant of an Immigrant on: Maria Magdalena

Lisa Moulding

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  • Descendant of an Immigrant on: Maria Magdalena

Mildred Clara Lenz

F, b. May 10, 1924, d. October 9, 1993

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Family: Marvin W Timm (b. January 15, 1925, d. September 4, 2013)

Biography

  • Birth: Mildred Clara Lenz was born on May 10, 1924 in Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: She and Marvin W Timm were married on February 14, 1948.
  • Death: Mildred Clara Lenz died on October 9, 1993, at age 69, in Neenah, Winnebago Co, Wisconsin.

Calvin Timm

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Melissa Unknown

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Family: Calvin Timm

Cheryl Timm

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Mark Timm

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Marvin William Timm

M, b. January 17, 1949, d. May 2, 2010

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Family: Jane Alice Paulson (b. February 15, 1949, d. October 16, 2002)

Biography

  • Birth: Marvin William Timm was born on January 17, 1949 in Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: He and Jane Alice Paulson were married on January 5, 1971 in Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: Marvin William Timm died on May 2, 2010, at age 61, in Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Burial: He was buried in Riverside Cemetery, Appleton, Wisconsin.