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Frederick D DeWitt

M, b. February 29, 1896, d. January 11, 1977

Parents

Family: Irene Thomas (b. February 28, 1898, d. September 8, 1970)

Biography

  • Birth: Frederick D DeWitt was born on February 29, 1896 in Brussels, Door Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: He died on January 11, 1977, at age 80.
  • Burial: He was buried in St Mary Cemetery, Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.

Michelle Marie Journel

F, b. circa 1575

Family: Jean L'aine Giguere Despins (b. circa 1580, d. October 15, 1639)

Biography

  • Birth: Michelle Marie Journel was born circa 1575 in France.

Eunice Mae DeWitt

M, b. May 3, 1923, d. September 1970

Parents

Family: Bruce R Curry (b. August 7, 1923, d. July 8, 2014)

Biography

  • Birth: Eunice Mae DeWitt was born on May 3, 1923 in Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: He and Bruce R Curry were married on September 29, 1943 in Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: Eunice Mae DeWitt died in September 1970, at age 47.

Bruce R Curry

F, b. August 7, 1923, d. July 8, 2014

Family: Eunice Mae DeWitt (b. May 3, 1923, d. September 1970)

Biography

  • Birth: Bruce R Curry was born on August 7, 1923 in Chicago, Cook Co, Illinois.
  • Marriage: She and Eunice Mae DeWitt were married on September 29, 1943 in Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: Bruce R Curry died on July 8, 2014, at age 90.
  • Burial: She was buried in St Mary Cemetery, Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Note: Bruce R. Curry, age 90, passed away on Tuesday, July 8, 2014. He was born on August 7, 1923, in Chicago. Bruce attended Appleton HS ('41) where he played center on the football team. He married his HS sweetheart, Eunice "Skip" DeWitt in 1943, and he asked her to be the "Skipper" of his ship. Bruce proudly served his country as a B-24 navigator in the Army Air Corp during WWII in the 449th squadron and flew 51 combat missions in Italy. He graduated from Marquette School of Engineering in 1949. Bruce became the co-owner of Blower Application Co. In 1985, he built a summer log home residence on Berry Lake and wintered in Tucson, AZ. After Skip's death in 2005, Bruce returned to Appleton. He resided at Touchmark Assisted Living for almost 4 ½ years. Bruce loved it there and lived with his good buddy, his cat, Miss Kitty 2.

    He is survived by his daughters Lynn M. Egan, Mary Ellen (John) Germanotta and Jennifer L. (Michael) McDermot and his brother Kenneth (Helen) Curry of La Canada, CA. Bruce is further survived by nine wonderful grandchildren and fifteen beautiful great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, Raymond H. Curry and Vera (Davis) Curry and his wife of 62 years, Eunice M. "Skip" (DeWitt) Curry.

    The funeral mass for Bruce will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, July 18, 2014, at ST. MARY CATHOLIC CHURCH, 312 S. State Street, Appleton, with Fr. Jim Leary, O.F.M. Cap. officiating. A time of visitation will be held at the church from 9:30 a.m. until the time of the service. Bruce will be laid to rest at St. Mary Cemetery in Appleton.

    Our heartfelt thanks to EVERYONE at Touchmark, AMC 8th floor, and Heartland Hospice care for the love, care and dignity provided to our Dad in his last days.

Edward Seraphine DeWitt

M, b. August 24, 1901, d. September 13, 1965

Parents

Family: Josephine Destin (b. January 7, 1905, d. November 9, 2004)

Biography

  • Birth: Edward Seraphine DeWitt was born on August 24, 1901 in Stevensville, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: He died on September 13, 1965, at age 64, in Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Burial: He was buried in Highland Memorial Park, Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.

Josephine Destin

F, b. January 7, 1905, d. November 9, 2004

Family 1: Wencel G Sousek (b. September 27, 1899, d. July 10, 1987)

Family 2: Edward Seraphine DeWitt (b. August 24, 1901, d. September 13, 1965)

Biography

  • Birth: Josephine Destin was born on January 7, 1905 in Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: She died on November 9, 2004, at age 99, in Little Chute, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Burial: She was buried in Highland Memorial Park, Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Note: Josephine (Desten) DeWitt Sousek, age 99, died Tuesday evening, November 9, 2004, at Parkside Care Center. She was born January 7, 1905, in Appleton and married Edward DeWitt. Together they established and ran the DeWitt Dairy. She was a hard working, loving mother and grandmother who loved to play cards. When Ed retired, they moved to Pickerel Lake until his death two years later. Josephine later married Wencel Sousek and enjoyed sharing her life with him, playing cards with their mutual friends and driving to Tennessee to visit her son, Ken and his wife Sue and their family. She also loved to Sew and crochet, making many beautiful things. Whenever possible, she enjoyed Pickerel Lake visits and most of all fishing. She is survived by a daughter-in-law, Mary Jane “Sue” DeWitt; her two former daughters-in-law, Margot Rudolph, who cared for her lovingly and helped extensively, and Shirley DeWitt, who also visited while Josephine was in a home; a sister-in-law, LaVerne Desten, Appleton; Eugene and Angie Sousek, Appleton; Almita Stallard, Illinois. Also eight grandchildren, Jeff and Linda Dewitt, Kathy and Ray Cope, Connie and Malcolm Clingan, Cheri and Mark Sitter, all of Tennessee; Dean and Ann DeWitt, Wauwatosa; Steven and Theresa DeWitt, Appleton; Mark and Linda DeWitt, Greenville; Gregory DeWitt, Appleton; 18 great grandchildren, Lonnie and Tiffany, Ben and Amy, Lauren, Tucker, Steven and Mark Cope, Jeffrey II and Lee DeWitt, Ryan Clingan and Jennifer Clingan, all of Tennessee; Kinsey, Laura, Collette, Daniel, Kristy and Cody DeWitt and Amanda and Austin Stammers, all of Appleton. Josephine was preceded in death by her parents, Anna and Elmer Desten, her two husbands, Edward DeWitt and Wencel Sousek, her two sons, Kenneth and Milton DeWitt and three brothers, Elmer, Roy and Lloyd Desten. The funeral liturgy for Josephine will be held at 11:00 am, Saturday, November 13, 2004, at SACRED HEART CATHOLIC CHURCH, 222 East Fremont Street, with Father Norm Krutzik officiating. Burial will be in Appleton Highland Memorial Park. Friends may call on Saturday at the church from 9:30 am, until the time of the mass. A memorial fund is being established.

Milton Edward DeWitt

M, b. April 5, 1936, d. May 3, 2003

Parents

Family 2: Margot Rudolph

Biography

  • Birth: Milton Edward DeWitt was born on April 5, 1936 in Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: He died on May 3, 2003, at age 67, in Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.

Shirley Ziesemer

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Family: Milton Edward DeWitt (b. April 5, 1936, d. May 3, 2003)

Margot Rudolph

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Family: Milton Edward DeWitt (b. April 5, 1936, d. May 3, 2003)

Edward William Zephirin

M, b. August 24, 1903, d. March 8, 1979

Parents

Family: Nora Jeche (b. 1904, d. January 20, 1969)

Biography

  • Birth: Edward William Zephirin was born on August 24, 1903 in Brussels, Door Co, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: He and Nora Jeche were married in August 1929.
  • Death: Edward William Zephirin died on March 8, 1979, at age 75, in Milwaukee, Milwaukee Co, Wisconsin.

Nora Jeche

F, b. 1904, d. January 20, 1969

Family: Edward William Zephirin (b. August 24, 1903, d. March 8, 1979)

Biography

  • Birth: Nora Jeche was born in 1904.
  • Marriage: She and Edward William Zephirin were married in August 1929.
  • Death: Nora Jeche died on January 20, 1969, at age ~65, in Milwaukee, Milwaukee Co, Wisconsin.

Anna Zephirin

F, b. 1906

Parents

Biography

  • Birth: Anna Zephirin was born in 1906.

Emma Zephirin

F, b. November 20, 1911

Parents

Biography

  • Birth: Emma Zephirin was born on November 20, 1911.

Evelyn Margaret Zephirin

F, b. November 20, 1912, d. November 3, 1928

Parents

Biography

  • Birth: Evelyn Margaret Zephirin was born on November 20, 1912 in Brussels, Door Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: She died on November 3, 1928, at age 15, in Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Burial: She was buried in St Mary Cemetery, Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.

Elmer Vandermause

M, b. December 20, 1906, d. February 25, 1951

Parents

Family: Esther Zephirin (b. February 29, 1908, d. November 5, 2003)

Biography

  • Birth: Elmer Vandermause was born on December 20, 1906.
  • Marriage: He and Esther Zephirin were married on October 2, 1927 in Brussels, Door Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: Elmer Vandermause died on February 25, 1951, at age 44, in Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Burial: He was buried in St Mary Cemetery, Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.

Esther Zephirin

F, b. February 29, 1908, d. November 5, 2003

Family: Elmer Vandermause (b. December 20, 1906, d. February 25, 1951)

Biography

  • Birth: Esther Zephirin was born on February 29, 1908 in Brussels, Door Co, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: She and Elmer Vandermause were married on October 2, 1927 in Brussels, Door Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: Esther Zephirin died on November 5, 2003, at age 95.
  • Burial: She was buried in St Mary Cemetery, Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.

Henry DeWitt

M, b. August 4, 1887, d. May 14, 1943

Parents

Family: Mary Alexander (b. June 26, 1889, d. April 15, 1945)

Biography

  • Birth: Henry DeWitt was born on August 4, 1887 in Brussels, Door Co, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: He and Mary Alexander were married on June 3, 1906 in Kewaunee County, Wisconsin.
  • Death: Henry DeWitt died on May 14, 1943, at age 55, in Sturgeon Bay, Door Co, Wisconsin.

Mary Alexander

F, b. June 26, 1889, d. April 15, 1945

Family: Henry DeWitt (b. August 4, 1887, d. May 14, 1943)

Biography

  • Birth: Mary Alexander was born on June 26, 1889 in Door County, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: She and Henry DeWitt were married on June 3, 1906 in Kewaunee County, Wisconsin.
  • Death: Mary Alexander died on April 15, 1945, at age 55, in Brussels, Door Co, Wisconsin.

Seraphin DeWitt

M, b. November 30, 1890, d. June 12, 1965

Parents

Family: Mary Bournoville (b. April 4, 1893, d. August 19, 1967)

Biography

  • Birth: Seraphin DeWitt was born on November 30, 1890.
  • Marriage: He and Mary Bournoville were married on November 15, 1911 in Brussels, Door Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: Seraphin DeWitt died on June 12, 1965, at age 74.
  • Note: STURGEON BAY --- Funeral services for Seraphin DeWitt, sr., 74, R4, Sturgeon Bay, were held at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Corpus Christi church, Sturgeon Bay. The Rev. John P. Baum officiated and burial was in St. Joseph cemetery. Sturgeon Bay.
    Mr. DeWitt, retired farmer, died suddenly at his home. Saturday morning.
    He was born Nov. 30, 1890, at Misiere, and married Mary Bournovllle at Brussels Nov. 15, 1911.Survivors are the wife: two sons, Seraphin, Two Rivers, and Chester, Chicago: five daughters, Mrs. Earl Genevieve) Herlache, Sturgeon Bay; Mrs. Orville (Norma) Simonar, Manitowoc; Mrs. Orville (Margaret) Boes and Mrs. Alvin (Imogene) Tweedale, Green Bay, and Mrs. Leo (Alma) Chritel, Cato.
    Also remaining are 22 grand- children; 20 great-grandchildren; four brothers, William, Sturgeon Bay; Elmer, DePere, and Fred And Edward, Appleton, and two sisters, Mrs. John (Louise) VanderMause, Appleton, and Mrs. Henry (Mabel) Wood, Milwaukee. Two sons, one daughter, five brothers and two sisters preceded him in death.

Mary Bournoville

F, b. April 4, 1893, d. August 19, 1967

Family: Seraphin DeWitt (b. November 30, 1890, d. June 12, 1965)

Biography

  • Birth: Mary Bournoville was born on April 4, 1893 in Brussels, Door Co, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: She and Seraphin DeWitt were married on November 15, 1911 in Brussels, Door Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: Mary Bournoville died on August 19, 1967, at age 74, in Sturgeon Bay, Door Co, Wisconsin.

Anna DeWitt

F, b. June 1892, d. June 21, 1903

Parents

Biography

  • Birth: Anna DeWitt was born in June 1892.
  • Death: She died on June 21, 1903, at age ~11.

Louis Joseph Dewitt

M, b. February 22, 1893, d. June 29, 1948

Parents

Family: Lucille DeDecker (b. May 13, 1899, d. June 14, 1978)

Biography

  • Birth: Louis Joseph Dewitt was born on February 22, 1893 in Brussels, Door Co, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: He and Lucille DeDecker were married on January 29, 1917.
  • Death: Louis Joseph Dewitt died on June 29, 1948, at age 55.

Lucille DeDecker

F, b. May 13, 1899, d. June 14, 1978

Parents

Family: Louis Joseph Dewitt (b. February 22, 1893, d. June 29, 1948)

Biography

  • Birth: Lucille DeDecker was born on May 13, 1899 in Brussels, Door Co, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: She and Louis Joseph Dewitt were married on January 29, 1917.
  • Death: Lucille DeDecker died on June 14, 1978, at age 79, in Wisconsin Rapids, Wood Co, Wisconsin.

Charles DeWitt

M, b. April 26, 1894, d. July 23, 1964

Parents

Family: Laura Delforge (b. December 28, 1898, d. February 8, 1966)

Biography

  • Birth: Charles DeWitt was born on April 26, 1894 in Brussels, Door Co, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: He and Laura Delforge were married on June 16, 1916 in Brussels, Door Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: Charles DeWitt died on July 23, 1964, at age 70, in Brussels, Door Co, Wisconsin.

Laura Delforge

F, b. December 28, 1898, d. February 8, 1966

Family: Charles DeWitt (b. April 26, 1894, d. July 23, 1964)

Biography

  • Birth: Laura Delforge was born on December 28, 1898 in Brussels, Door Co, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: She and Charles DeWitt were married on June 16, 1916 in Brussels, Door Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: Laura Delforge died on February 8, 1966, at age 67, in Brussels, Door Co, Wisconsin.