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Bradley Krueger

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Kasey Unknown

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Colleen O'Keefe

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Michael Schreiber

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Richard O'Keefe

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Kelly O'Keefe

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Julie Unknown

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Meghan O'Keefe

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Thomas Reynen

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Payton Elizabeth Pangburn

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Karen Barlow

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Terry Barlow

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Thomas Timmins

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Janet E Kotarski

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Biography

  • Birth: Janet E Kotarski was born on November 23, 1942 in Milwaukee, Milwaukee Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: She died on May 6, 2014, at age 71, in Neenah, Winnebago Co, Wisconsin.
  • Note: Janet E. Van Handel, of Neenah, age 71, passed on to her eternal reward on Tuesday, May 6, 2014, at Theda Clark Medical Center, after a long series of illnesses. She was born November 23, 1942 in Milwaukee, daughter of the late Stanley and Anne (Weber) Kotarski.

    Janet married Gerald "Gerry" Van Handel on November 27, 1965. She graduated from UW-Milwaukee with a degree in social work and was a Milwaukee County social worker for several years. Janet then taught grade school in the Milwaukee area and later became a substitute teacher (much to her children's chagrin) at St. Gabriel and other area Catholic Schools. She started as an Activities Coordinator at the Menasha Senior Center, eventually becoming Director, until her retirement for health reasons in 1995.

    Janet had an unfailing love of her husband, children and grandchildren. She was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother. Janet was affectionately known as Grandma Coo Coo to her grandchildren. She was a serial hugger, not only with family, but also with friends and those soon to become friends.

    Janet was a consummate organizer and note maker - she meticulously documented all aspects of her and her family's lives - kept track of everyone's birthdays and anniversaries, and never failed to send cards until the very end of her life. Her grandchildren couldn't wait to open her holiday gift packages or see what was in 'the brown box' each time she visited.

    Janet loved to decorate her house and prepare for parties and family gatherings. She will be sorely missed by all who knew her, especially her husband, Gerry; two sons: Michael (Kelly) Van Handel, Green Bay, Jonathan "Jay" Van Handel, Menasha; four grandchildren: Benjamin, Patrick, Eleanor and Eloise, all of Green Bay; a sister, Margaret (Michael) Felber, Glendale; a brother-n-law, Thomas Johnson, Savannah, GA; and numerous nieces and nephews.

    Janet was preceded in death by a sister, Barbara Johnson.

    The Mass of Resurrection will be held at 11:30 AM on Tuesday, May 13, 2014, at St. Gabriel Catholic Church, 900 Geiger St., Neenah, with Rev. Larry Seidl officiating. The visitation will be held at the church on Tuesday from 10:00 AM until the hour of Mass. In lieu of flowers: please donate to the American Heart Association or to the Lupus Foundation of America.

    Westgor Funeral Home

    205 W. Doty Ave.

    Neenah 722-7151

    Online condolences:

    www.westgorfuneralhomes.com

    Janet's family wishes to thank Rev. Mark Holmes, Theda Clark Chaplain, Dr. Steven Knaus, her primary physician, all the other doctors, nurses and staff at Theda Clark, who did their best for her, and her doctors in the Affinity Health System for their care and kindness over the years. They also wish to thank Rev. Larry Seidl, Pastor, and Pam Mullins, Pastoral Associate, at St. Gabriel Parish, for their kindness and support during Janet's hospital stays, and at the time of her passing.

Gerald VanHandel

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Family: Janet E Kotarski (b. November 23, 1942, d. May 6, 2014)

Michael VanHandel

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Kelly Unknown

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Jonathan (Jay) VanHandel

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William VanDyke

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  • Descendant of an Immigrant on: America

JoAnn Unknown

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Robert VanDyke

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  • Descendant of an Immigrant on: America

Michael VanDyke

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Debbie Unknown

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Marjorie A Scheppler

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Family: Leonard F Brasch (b. June 26, 1916, d. February 6, 1993)

Biography

  • Birth: Marjorie A Scheppler was born on May 29, 1941.
  • Marriage: She and Leonard F Brasch were married on May 29, 1941 in Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: Marjorie A Scheppler died on May 9, 2014, at age 72, in Neenah, Winnebago Co, Wisconsin.
  • Burial: She was buried in St Joseph Cemetery, Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Note: Marjorie A. Brasch

    Waupaca, WI

    Marjorie passed away on Friday, May 9, 2014 at the Theda Clark Medical Center in Neenah, WI following a brief illness. She was born in Appleton, WI, the daughter of Fred and Agnes (Haberman) Scheppler. She married Leonard Brasch on May 29, 1941 in Appleton. He preceded her in death in 1993.

    Marjorie is survived by her son: Leonard (Katherine) Brasch, Jr of Waupaca, WI, her daughter: Fritzi (R. Louis) Balliet of Appleton, WI, grandchildren: Kimberly (John) Long and her children; Nick, Tanner, and Tyler of Sterling, IL, Christopher (Kim) Brasch and their children; Cody, Katie, and Sean of Haslet, TX, Kevin Brasch and his daughter; Reagan of Oswego, IL, Jenny (Kyle) Leverson and their daughter; Talula of Hewitt, WI, Becky Balliet of Denver, CO, and Andrew (Laura) Balliet of Appleton, WI. She is further survived by a brother: Fred (Caryl) Scheppler of Marshfield, WI, a sister-in-law: Shirley Brasch of Appleton, WI, a brother-in-law: Ray Schreiter of Cecil, WI, and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Leonard Brasch, Sr, her parents, two sisters: Bernice Scheppler and Rita Schreiter, and an infant brother.

    She had been employed with Kimberly Clark and also had worked as a telephone operator for Wisconsin Bell, but her greatest joy was being a mom and a grandmother. She enjoyed many happy years on Shawano Lake and at Mason Woods in Cecil, WI. She had been very active in St. Bernadette's Catholic Church in Appleton and at St. Martin's Catholic Church in Cecil. She loved to knit, sew, and cook, and her family will miss her famous potato pancakes.

    A memorial service will be held at St. Mary Magdalene Catholic Church in Waupaca, WI on Saturday, May 17, 2014 at 11:00 AM, with Father Amalraj Roche, Celebrant. Interment of cremains will be in St. Joseph's Catholic Cemetery in Appleton, WI. A visitation will be held at the church on Saturday morning from 9:00 - 11:00 AM. In lieu of flowers memorials can be directed to the Injured Marine Semper Fi Fund in memory of Marjorie A. Brasch.
  • Descendant of an Immigrant on: America

Elizabeth Koller

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