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James Robert Schiesl

M, b. November 7, 1925, d. January 7, 2014

Biography

  • Birth: James Robert Schiesl was born on November 7, 1925.
  • Marriage: He was married on September 4, 1948.
  • Death: He died on January 7, 2014, at age 88, in Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Note: James "Jim" Robert "JR" Schiesl, 88, passed away on Tuesday, January 7, 2014 at Appleton Medical Center. Jim was born on November 7, 1925 in Jefferson to Frank and Catherine Schiesl. He served in the US Army Air Corps during WWII. On September 4, 1948 he was united in marriage to Gertie Clausen. Jim was the Past President of the Federal Land Bank Association. He was trustworthy and honest as any man you could meet and always worked diligently for his customers. Most important to him was his family and the time they spent together and the memories they made will always be treasured. He would always light up when his family would visit. Jim enjoyed golf, traveling, visiting all 48 continental United States, and his Cadillac's. He was a member of St. Thomas More Catholic Church. Jim is survived by his wife Gertie, four children; Peggy (Tony) Busch, Appleton, Jim (Carol) Schiesl, Stockbridge, Jeff (Terry) Schiesl, Black Creek, and Debbie (Ken) Kramer, eight grandchildren; Jax (Mitch) Anderson, Ben (Jennifer) Busch, Jenny (Andy) Bengel, Mark (Suz) Schiesl, Dan (Eryka) Schiesl, Scott (special friend Alyssa) Schiesl, Katie (Jason) Krueger, and Amanda (Sam) Hietpas, 12 great grandchildren; Sophie, Malaya, Greyson, Cambria, Abby, Gracie, Evelynn, Hailey, Rylan, Beckett, Hayden, Leni, three sisters; Gen Delaney, Germaine Shipman, and Joyce (Duane) Collins, three sisters-in-law; Charlotte Burroughs, Evelyn Averbeck, and Joyce Jones, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Jim was preceded in death by his parents a brother Elmer and a sister Marian Schicker. The funeral liturgy will be held at 11:00 AM on Wednesday, January 15, 2014 at ST. THOMAS MORE CATHOLIC CHURCH, 1810 N. McDonald St., with Fr. Gerald Falk officiating. A time of visitation will be held on Tuesday, January 14, 2014 from 5:00 until 7:00 PM at the Wichmann Funeral Home with a prayer service at 7:00 PM and on Wednesday morning from 10:00 AM until the time of the Mass at church.

    The family would like to thank Fr. Falk for everything he has done and Fresenius Dialysis Center staff for all of their care and concern over the past two years.

Gertrude Clausen

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Margaret Schiesl

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Jax Busch

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Mitch Anderson

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Family: Jax Busch

Christina Henrica Wichgers

F, b. June 7, 1894

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Biography

  • Birth: Christina Henrica Wichgers was born on June 7, 1894.
  • Baptism: She was baptized on June 7, 1894 in St John Nepomucene Church, Little Chute, Wisconsin.
  • Note: Mariage noted on baptism record June 19, 1918, St. Francis, WI.

Jacob George Wichgers

M, b. April 18, 1890

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Biography

  • Birth: Jacob George Wichgers was born on April 18, 1890.

William T Wichgers

M, b. November 4, 1892, d. April 10, 1953

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Biography

  • Birth: William T Wichgers was born on November 4, 1892.
  • Death: He died on April 10, 1953, at age 60.

Mary Helen Wichgers

F, b. May 1, 1896, d. August 12, 1959

Parents

Family 1: Raymond Jansen (b. 1895, d. 1921)

Family 2: Arnold Kresse (b. circa 1890)

Biography

  • Birth: Mary Helen Wichgers was born on May 1, 1896 in Milwaukee, Milwaukee Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: She died on August 12, 1959, at age 63, in Milwaukee, Milwaukee Co, Wisconsin.

Raymond Jansen

M, b. 1895, d. 1921

Family: Mary Helen Wichgers (b. May 1, 1896, d. August 12, 1959)

Biography

  • Birth: Raymond Jansen was born in 1895 in Milwaukee, Milwaukee Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: He died in 1921, at age ~26, in Milwaukee, Milwaukee Co, Wisconsin.

Arnold Kresse

M, b. circa 1890

Family: Mary Helen Wichgers (b. May 1, 1896, d. August 12, 1959)

Biography

  • Birth: Arnold Kresse was born circa 1890.

George Wichgers

M, b. February 14, 1898

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Biography

  • Birth: George Wichgers was born on February 14, 1898 in Milwaukee, Milwaukee Co, Wisconsin.

Jennie Wichgars

F, b. October 1, 1899

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Biography

  • Birth: Jennie Wichgars was born on October 1, 1899 in Milwaukee, Milwaukee Co, Wisconsin.

Peter Wichers

M, b. circa 1790

Family: Hendrika Oosterholt (b. circa 1790)

Biography

  • Birth: Peter Wichers was born circa 1790.

Hendrika Oosterholt

F, b. circa 1790

Family: Peter Wichers (b. circa 1790)

Biography

  • Birth: Hendrika Oosterholt was born circa 1790.

Antoon Claassen

M, b. circa 1790

Family: Anna Catharina Lentjes (b. circa 1790)

Biography

  • Birth: Antoon Claassen was born circa 1790.

Anna Catharina Lentjes

F, b. circa 1790

Family: Antoon Claassen (b. circa 1790)

Biography

  • Birth: Anna Catharina Lentjes was born circa 1790.

Antonius Johannes Wichers

M, b. circa 1850

Parents

Family: Helena Lamers (b. circa 1850)

Biography

  • Birth: Antonius Johannes Wichers was born circa 1850.
  • Marriage: He and Helena Lamers were married on July 27, 1876 in Valburg, Gelderland, Netherlands.

Helena Lamers

F, b. circa 1850

Family: Antonius Johannes Wichers (b. circa 1850)

Biography

  • Birth: Helena Lamers was born circa 1850.
  • Marriage: She and Antonius Johannes Wichers were married on July 27, 1876 in Valburg, Gelderland, Netherlands.

John A VanDinter

M, b. June 9, 1894, d. August 1, 1966

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Family: Ida May Cairns (b. 1900, d. September 3, 1964)

Biography

  • Birth: John A VanDinter was born on June 9, 1894.
  • Baptism: He was baptized on June 9, 1894 in St John Nepomucene Church, Little Chute, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: He and Ida May Cairns were married in 1920 in Massachusetts.
  • Death: John A VanDinter died on August 1, 1966, at age 72, in Minnesota.
  • Note: John A. VanDinter, husband of the late Ida (Cairns) VanDinter, and resident at 106 White St., died Monday afternoon at St. Ansgar Hospital, Moorhead, Minn., as the result of an automobile accident July 12 while en route to visit relatives in the state of Washington.

    He was born in Little Chute, Wis., the son of the late Arnold and the late Johanna (Lansearch) VanDinter, and had been a resident of Lowell for 44 years.

    He was an Army veteran of World War I and was employed by the Lowell Post Office for 43 years, retiring two years ago, after which he drove a school bus in Tewksbury. He was a member of St. Rita's parish for the past 32 years, a member of the Holy Name Society of the parish, the National Association of Letter Carriers, Branch 25, and the National Association of Retired Civil Employees.

    He is survived by two sons, Robert and Walter C. VanDinter, both of Lowell; a daughter, Mrs. Grace Cyr of Dracut; three brothers, Carl of Appleton, Wis., Williard of Kelso, Wash., and Jerome VanDinter of Kimberly, Wis.; two sisters, Mrs. Katherine Lappen of Kauna, Wis., and Mrs. Josephine Callahan of Seattle, Wash.; also 16 grandchildren.

    - The Lowell Sun, August 3, 1966.

Elaine Dorothy VanDinter

F, b. April 25, 1935, d. January 8, 2003

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Biography

  • Birth: Elaine Dorothy VanDinter was born on April 25, 1935 in Kelso, Cowlitz Co, Washington.
  • Marriage: She was married on August 27, 1957.
  • Divorce: She was divorced in 1999.
  • Death: She died on January 8, 2003, at age 67, in Longview, Cowlitz Co, Washington.
  • Note: Elaine grew up in Kelso, WA. In school she excelled in math and was the Treasurer for the student body.
    Following school Elaine was employed as a bookkeeper for a tugboat company in Rainier, OR. Next, she was the bookkeeper for a dry cleaners business in Longview, until the owners retired and closed the business. Then she did babysitting in her home, for many years, until her health declined. The parents of the children for whom she babysat would give her a useful gift each Christmas. One year it was a new carpet for her living room.
    Elaine lived with kidney disease, congestive heart failure and cervical and uterine cancer. She did home dialysis for many years and was hospitalized in November 2001 for kidney failure. She had very good neighbors who often helped her. One of them found her on the floor, after a fall in her home on January 6, 2003. She was hospitalized and only lived until the next day.
    Elaine had a graveside service and is buried one site above her
    mother's grave at Cowlitz View Memorial in Kelso, WA.
    Elaine was often outspoken, and family members have said she
    was stubborn. Since she never learned to drive a car, she was
    known to ride her bicycle everywhere. She and Bill did not live
    together for most of their married life and they divorced in 1999.
    Since then Bill is also deceased.
    Elaine had several miscarriages and one baby who lived a short time. Her son, Kevin, was very close to Grandma and Grandpa Van Dinter and now has three daughters and one son.

Duwayne Arnold VanDinter

M, b. September 5, 1937, d. March 19, 2012

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Biography

  • Birth: Duwayne Arnold VanDinter was born on September 5, 1937 in Kelso, Cowlitz Co, Washington.
  • Death: He died on March 19, 2012, at age 74.
  • Note: Over the course of his life, Dewey Van Dinter was a standout high school and collegiate football player and served as a teacher, mentor, coach and official.

    DuWayne Arnold "Dewey" Van Dinter, 74, died March 19 at his home in Hoquiam.

    Van Dinter, the son of Willard and Gladys (Sachs) Van Dinter, was born Sept. 5, 1937 in Kelso. A 1955 graduate of Kelso, he was a standout football player, which earned him a scholarship to Eastern Washington University.

    A four-year letterman at Eastern, Van Dinter made his presence known on the gridiron as a freshman halfback. A Oct. 24, 1955 story in the Spokane Daily Chronicle told of Van Dinter's exploits against Pacific Lutheran University.

    "The Savages, led by Dewey Van Dinter, finally jelled for their first score in the third stanza when Van Dinter passed to Ron Sperber who caught the aerial in the end zone.

    "An onside kickoff that Eastern's Leo Chandler covered on the Lutheran 45 set up the final Savage score. On the first play from scrimmage, Leroy Faling pitched to Van Dinter who got clear 30 yards from the goal line and tallied."

    He also earned kudos in a Nov. 18, 1957 Daily Chronicle story, "Whits lose game but save goal posts." It was noted that Van Dinter scored on an 11-yard run in the third quarter for a 9-6 victory over Whitworth. He finished his junior season fourth in the Evergreen Conference in scoring with 37 points on six touchdowns and a conversion.

    After graduation in 1959, he taught and coached football at Coulee Dam High in eastern Washington for two years before moving to Aberdeen in 1961. Van Dinter taught and coached football, wrestling and softball during a 28-year career at Aberdeen's Weatherwax High. He served as a physical education instructor and coached the running backs on the football team.


    In addition to his teaching and coaching exploits, Van Dinter served as a wrestling official for many years at the local, regional and state levels. In 1993, he received the Official's Award for his contributions to the sport from the Washington State Wrestling Coaches Association.

    Van Dinter was also honored for his lifetime of athletic greatness when he was named to the Lower Columbia Area All-Century Team during a ceremony held at the Cowlitz County Expo Center in 2009.

    He was a member of the Aberdeen Elks and Eagles clubs, and served as Elks Lodge President in 1986 along with Eagles Aerie secretary for numerous years. In retirement, Van Dinter earned a real estate license and was an agent for 1st Harbor Property Management in Aberdeen. In his spare time, he enjoyed spending time with family, golfing, playing softball and trips to the area casinos.

    Van Dinter married Kelso's Janet Mitchell in 1956, and had sons David and Scott, and daughter Lesli. They later divorced. He married Nancy Windsnes in 1988, and she survives him at home.

    Van Dinter is also survived by son Scott Van Dinter of Ramona, Cal., daughter Lesli (Alan) Lotton of Olympia, step-daughters Tina, Tara, and Tanya, all of Aberdeen, brothers Daryl (Debi) Van Dinter of Graham, Wash., Raymon (Jill) Van Dinter of Woodland, and sister Dorothy Johnson of Longview. He also leaves behind numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Van Dinter and his wife also raised grandchildren Chloe and Cruise for the last eight years.

    He was preceded in death by his son, David, brother, William, and sister, Elaine.

    A celebration of his life will be held at 1 today at the Aberdeen Eagles, 200 West Market St. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to Relay for Life Cancer Walk.

Henry Wydeven

M, b. July 9, 1894, d. March 30, 1897

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Biography

  • Birth: Henry Wydeven was born on July 9, 1894.
  • Baptism: He was baptized on July 9, 1894 in St John Nepomucene Church, Little Chute, Wisconsin.
  • Death: He died on March 30, 1897, at age 2.
  • Burial: He was buried in St John Cemetery, Little Chute, Wisconsin, Old Unmarked.