M, b. circa 1883
- Birth: Otto Ludtke was born circa 1883.
M, b. 1915, d. yes
- Birth: Lester Ludtke was born in 1915.
- Death: He died yes.
M, b. 1920, d. yes
- Birth: Otto Ludtke was born in 1920.
- Death: He died yes.
Sarah A Unknown
F, b. February 20, 1917
- Birth: Sarah A Unknown was born on February 20, 1917.
- Event: She was Event in Fort Howard Memorial Park, Green Bay, Wisconsin.
Jennifer Lynn Olski
F, b. July 14, 1967, d. March 19, 2015
- Birth: Jennifer Lynn Olski was born on July 14, 1967.
- Death: She died on March 19, 2015, at age 47.
- Note: Jennifer Lynn Olski
Memories, moments of joy and of sadness, life's path. That path began for Jennifer Lynn Olski on July 14, 1967, and was completed on March 19, 2015 when the breath from within her left her soul, passing freely to world's broad winds.
The first great moment of joy was the one she gave her parents, Larry and Sharon Olski of being their daughter. In an instant they had become a family with this beautiful addition. "Jenny" was so very happy when she was later joined by her little brothers Mark and Darin. Her first big sadness was when we couldn't keep a big old piano in the living room, watching it being taken away, trauma at age 7 and an indication of her love of music.
Jennifer had beautiful travel memories. She escorted a cruise trip through the Panama Canal. Jen visited Paris in 2007 for her 40th Birthday. A very special goal she was excited to complete, because July 14th, her birthday, is France's Independence Day. In 2012 Jennifer went on a trip to China. She climbed the Great Wall, saw the Terra Cotta Army, all the wonderful sites she dreamed of. Here in the USA she made several trips to Arizona, loving both Sedona and Tucson. Her joy as a solo traveler was meeting and talking to people wherever she went.
Words were her passion. Those of you who knew her know they came out from her heart, in her writings and, of course, her lips. The beauty and bite of her words could lift and brighten for one person and sting and pierce another. Oh how those words will be missed.
She leaves behind a family forever broken without her. Parents, Larry and Sharon Olski (Kimberly). Two Brothers who she said were the BEST brothers she could possibly have, Mark (Lisa) Olski, Neenah; Darin (Lori) Olski, Rhinelander. Three Nieces who were the absolute LOVE of her life! Nikkole Olski (Gary Tippie) Swanton OH; Lorrin & Jaden Olski , Rhinelander. (Jen said being their Auntie Jen was the best thing that ever happened to her). God-parents Keith and Carol Olski; God-son Dennis Schneider. Very special friends Kelli Frankenberg (Madison), Mary Jo Murphy (Kimberly). She is survived by Aunts, Uncles, Cousins, and the many friends of her life journey.
In 2013 and 2014 Jennifer was preceded in death by her dear grandparents Toots and Wally Olson, who lived with her in Kimberly. She cared for them so very well. Her grandparents Ethel and Walter Olski also preceded her in death many years before but she cherished their memory.
Memorial service celebrating Jennifer's life will be held on Sunday, March 22 at 3:30 p.m. at WICHMANN FUNERAL HOMES, 537 N. Superior Street, Appleton, with Pastor Mary Ubuntu, a dear friend of Jennifer's, officiating. A time of visitation will be held from 1:00 p.m. until the time of services. Online condolences may be offered at www.wichmannfargo.com.
Rest well sweetest Jennifer as we now listen and wait for the softness of your memories touching our heart instead of the warmth of your hug, your kiss hello, or feeling the brush of your hand…Love Always, Your Family .
July 14, 1967 -
March 19, 2015
"We are simply stardust waiting to be scattered throughout the cosmos."
Writer. Poet. Artist. Activist. Mentor. Jennifer Olski's powerfully expressive voice carries on in her writing, her artwork, and in the many lives she touched.
Jennifer's passion for social justice and her concern for those who would be marginalized emerged early. Throughout her life, Jennifer was known to stand up for her principles and to speak her truth. She gave of her time and energies and generously cared for others, even when her health made that difficult. Jennifer truly lived by her beliefs and commitments. As a political activist, she enthusiastically worked for both Obama campaigns and would speak with pride of the time she met Vice President Joe Biden. She was particularly vocal on the need for health care reform and spoke candidly in the media of her own challenges and those of others.
Jennifer connected with many through her artwork and her deep passion for the written word. Jennifer's paintings and works of art and craft were often given as gifts that will now be more lovingly treasured by those fortunate to have received them. A tremendously gifted writer and editor, Jennifer mentored many both professionally and personally. Two years ago, she formed her "Word Warriors" group to share the transformative power of written expression. At one group meeting, Jennifer invited her Warriors to write "Six-Word Memoirs" on her freshly-shaven head. The event was reminiscent of when she spent three weeks as "Haiku Head" with poetry completely covering her bald scalp. Visit her website WordsInspire.us for photos and poetry.
Professionally, Jennifer displayed outstanding skills and talent along with a superior work ethic. A graduate of prestigious Valparaiso University, she began her career as a copywriter. In 1999, she joined Reiman Publications, a division of Reader's Digest, rising to the position of Senior Editor. Jennifer led projects that would achieve top-selling status in their categories. Just prior to leaving Reiman, she had been tapped to lead a project for celebrity chef Rachael Ray. Colleagues described her exceptional talents: "A rare combination of top-notch writing ability and business acumen," "Detailed, driven, very creative," "Her passion is contagious," "An exceptional leader, a remarkable talent, and a tremendous asset."
In recent years, Jennifer worked for the iconic Saturday Evening Post and consulted on several publishing projects. She wanted to be known as "The Brainstorm Lady" for her ability to lead by creative example. And even with her significant talent for creative writing, Jennifer insisted she preferred the collaborative role of editor, indicative perhaps of her deeply-felt desire to connect, to mentor, to support, to guide, and to be as a loving friend used to say when speaking of Jennifer's spirit . . . Be Jenful.
Mark Lawrence Olski
William E Roerig
M, b. May 31, 1923, d. March 19, 2015
- Birth: William E Roerig was born on May 31, 1923 in Greensboro, Guilford Co, North Carolina.
- Marriage: He and Betty Erickson were married on August 22, 1948.
- Marriage: William E Roerig was married on May 22, 2007.
- Death: He died on March 19, 2015, at age 91.
- Note: William E. Roerig
Bill Roerig of Kaukauna passed from this earth to his heavenly home on March 19, 2015, surrounded by his family. Bill was 91. He was born May 31, 1923 in Greensboro, North Carolina, son of the late William L. and Elsa (Blieferknicht) Roerig. He was a United States Navy veteran, having served in World War II. Bill married Betty Erickson on August 22, 1948, and enjoyed fifty-four years of love together. Betty preceded him in death on April 6, 2002. During those years, Bill taught at Kaukauna High School for thirty-seven years, retiring in 1985. After retirement, he enjoyed his favorite hobby - building his Falco Airplane, which he completed just late last month. On May 22, 2007, Bill was united in marriage to Norma (Korthals) Ring. He often talked of how blessed he was to have found true love twice in his lifetime.
Bill had always been heavily involved at Trinity Ev. Lutheran Church in Kaukauna. His priorities were always: God, family, and "domestic tranquility."
Bill is survived by his wife: Norma Ring Roerig; his children: Allan (Dorothy) Roerig; Mike (Mary) Roerig; and Laurie (Tom) Wallace. His grandchildren are: Stacey (Pete) Mitchell; Jessup Roerig; Ryan Roerig; Arya Roerig; Chelsea Roerig; Brittni Wallace; and Alex Wallace. There are also four great-grandchildren; a brother: Arnold (Gloria) Roerig; a sister-in-law: Marilyn Roerig; and a special niece: Judy Theimer. Bill is also survived by Norma's children: Steve (Sue) Ring; Jan (David) Zimmerman; Linda (Domingo) Nieves; and Karen (Craig) Koch; her grandchildren: James (Brianna) Ring; Nicholas (Crystal) Zimmerman; Karl (Valerie) Zimmerman; Joshua (Karissa) Ring; Carrie (Matt) Verboomen; Katie (Frank) Schramke; Brian (Daydre) Ring; Michael (Torri) Ring; Elizabeth (Adam) Steiber; Andrew Ring; Chad Koch and his special friend Christina Schultz; Alyssa (Justin) Kaufman; there are also sixteen great-grandchildren and the family is patiently arriving the arrival of two more; a brother-in-law: John (Alice) Korthals; two sisters-in-law: LaRene Brusen and Ruth (Dan) Malchow. There are also many nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends from Trinity Lutheran.
Bill was preceded in death by his parents, a brother Howard Roerig; and a sister Alyce (Bill) Ramquist; by Norma's son: Daniel Ring; her granddaughter: Angela Zimmerman; her great-granddaughter: Elise Ring; her brothers: Richard (Lynn) Korthals; Wilbur (June) Korthals; brother-in-law: Wendell Brusen; and her parents: John and Bertha Korthals.
The Christian Funeral service for Bill will be held at 11:00 AM on Tuesday, March 24, 2015, at TRINITY EV. LUTHERAN CHURCH, 804 Grignon Street in Kaukauna, with Rev. Andrew Luehring officiating. Interment will follow in the church cemetery. Friends and family are invited to gather at the Fargo Funeral Home, 400 W. Wisconsin Avenue in Kaukauna on Monday from 4:00 PM until 7:00 PM and again Tuesday at the church from 9:00 AM until the time of the worship service. Memories may be shared by visiting www.wichmannfargo.com.
The family would like to offer their sincere thanks to the many special caregivers who showed so much love and compassion. They include RN Todd and everyone at ThedaCare at Home, Dr. Yao and his staff, and Dr. Swanson and his staff. We will never forget your kindness.
For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. -John 3:16.
F, b. June 17, 1929, d. April 6, 2002
- Birth: Betty Erickson was born on June 17, 1929 in Elk Mound, Dunn Co, Wisconsin.
- Marriage: She and William E Roerig were married on August 22, 1948.
- Death: Betty Erickson died on April 6, 2002, at age 72.
- Burial: She was buried in Trinity Ev. Lutheran Cemetery, Kaukauna, Wisconsin.