Fred Braden Miller
M, b. circa 1891, d. 1956
Family: Hattie Cuene (b. October 20, 1899, d. October 6, 1983)
- Birth: Fred Braden Miller was born circa 1891 in Pennsylvania.
- Death: He died in 1956 in Portland, Multnomah Co, Oregon.
Timothy John McGuire
Ted James McGuire
Donald Eugene Cuene
M, b. May 4, 1927, d. January 31, 2016
- Birth: Donald Eugene Cuene was born on May 4, 1927.
- Marriage: He was married in June 1946.
- Death: He died on January 31, 2016, at age 88.
- Burial: He was buried in Mount Olivet Catholic Cemetery, De Pere, Wisconsin.
- Note: Cuene, Donald Eugene
On Sunday, January 31, 2016, Donald Eugene Cuene, son of Marion (Noonan) and Wilfred "Bill" Cuene, embarked on his last journey. He was born on May 4, 1927 and spent the majority of his life in Green Bay. Don attended Central Catholic High School, Class of 1945, but left to join the Navy, serving in the amphibious forces in the Pacific Theater during World War II. After his honorable discharge, he returned to Green Bay in June, 1946, met and married Evelyn Brunette and they've been together for 68 years.
Don loved airplanes and flying, and soloed at age 16. He attended Spartan School of Aeronautics in Tulsa, OK, but circumstances brought him back to Green Bay in 1948. Don was a member of the Air Force Reserve and served a year at Vance Air Force Base in Enid, OK during the Korean Conflict. Returning to Green Bay, he joined the Green Bay Police Department in November, 1951 and served 34 ½ years as a police officer. He retired from the department as Chief in 1985.
Don enjoyed challenges and learning. He was an accomplished pilot, sailor, photographer, and target shooter. Don and Evie were world travelers, first in their RV and, after wearing it out, continued with cruises and tours. He loved his computer and was on his fifth one. Don also loved music, especially contemporary jazz. He was one of the founding members of the Windjammers Sailing Club, racing the "Light Breeze" with son, Tom, and cruising the Bay and upper areas of the Great Lakes with his family. Don was instrumental in establishing a rifle and pistol range at the De Pere Sportsman's Club. He belonged to the Brown County Sportsman's Club and the Nicolet Rifle Club.
Work-wise, Don was active with the Green Bay Police Benevolent for many years served on the Governor's Retirement Study Commission and was on the board of directors of the Wisconsin Police Benevolent Association, serving a term as President. He, along with a few other police target shooters, formed the Fox Valley Pistol Club and held competitions at cities throughout the region. As juvenile Police Captain, he brought the School Liaison Program to Green Bay. On July 7, 1977, Don was sworn in as Chief of the Green Bay Police Department. He loved the department and all of his officers and staff.
Don is survived by his wife, Evie and their three children, Tom (Carol), Pam (Mike) Baeten and Frank. He is also survived by two wonderful grandsons: Justin (Stefanie) Cuene, Arizona; and Tristan Cuene (friend, Laura), Colorado; two darling great-grandchildren, Sofia and Miles, Arizona; his brother, William "Bill"; brother-in-law, Patrick Dwyer; Evie's sister-in-law, Norma Brunette, Texas; and many nieces and nephews.
Preceding him in death were his parents, parents-in-law, Clarence and Irene Brunette; two sisters, Margaret "Peggy" McGuire and Virginia "Ginny" Dwyer; brother-in-law, Rollie McGuire; sister-in-law, Kathy Cuene; Evie's two brothers, Bob and Duke Brunette, with whom he had a very close relationship; and sister-in-law, Eleanor Brunette.
Friends may call at Blaney Funeral Home, 1521 Shawano Ave., from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday, February 4. A Parish Wake Service will be held at 7:30 p.m. Thursday. Friends may also call at St. Joseph Catholic Church, corner of Ninth St. and 12th Ave., from 10 to 11 a.m. Friday. The Mass of Resurrection will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at the church with Rev. Ryan Starks officiating. Burial will be in Mount Olivet Cemetery. To send online condolences, please go to www.BlaneyFuneralHome.com.
Our heartfelt thanks go to the staff of Age Well R.C.A.C. for their compassion and patience, to Dr. Walbrun, to the volunteer drivers of the Curative bus who got Don to many appointments and were so helpful, and to the staff of Unity Hospice for their comfort and help.
F, b. August 6, 1931, d. September 6, 2011
- Birth: Virginia Cuene was born on August 6, 1931 in Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
- Marriage: She was married on September 27, 1952 in Green Bay, Brown Co, Wisconsin.
- Death: She died on September 6, 2011, at age 80, in Green Bay, Brown Co, Wisconsin.
- Burial: She was buried in Fort Howard Memorial Park, Green Bay, Wisconsin.
- Note: Virginia "Ginny" Dwyer, 80, lifelong resident of the Green Bay area, died Tuesday, Sept. 6, 2011, at a local hospital after a short illness with her family at her side. She was born Aug. 6, 1931, in Appleton, to the late Wilfred "Bill" and Mae (Eisch) Cuene. On Sept. 27, 1952, she married Patrick F. Dwyer at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Green Bay, and they would have celebrated their 59th anniversary this year. Two of Ginny's favorite jobs were working as a desk manager at the Ramada Inn and a hostess at Box Car Billy's. She was an avid Packers fan, enjoyed fishing, loved the beach and going "Up North".
Ginny was a very special and fun loving wife, a patient, loving and giving mother and grandmother, she will be deeply missed by her family; her husband, Patrick; four children and their spouses, Terri Dwyer, Jean and Terry Eckers, Patrick Dwyer, Julie and John McClain; two grandchildren, Shane Judd, Ben Olson; a sister, Margaret "Peggy" McGuire; two brothers and a sister-in-law, Bill Cuene, Donald and Evie Cuene; a sister-in-law, Eileen Dwyer; and Mom's constant companion, her dog, Riley.
She was preceded in death by a daughter, Judy Dwyer; her parents; her stepmother, Marion Cuene; a sister-in-law, Kathy Cuene; and a brother-in-law, Rollie McGuire.
Friends may call at Blaney Funeral Home, 1521 Shawano Ave., from 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday. A Parish Wake Service will be held at 7 p.m. Sunday. Friends may also call at St. Agnes Catholic Church, 1484 Ninth St., from 10 to 11 a.m. Monday. The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Monday at the church with the Rev. Dane Radecki O.Praem officiating. Burial will be in Fort Howard Memorial Park.
Jean Marie Dwyer
Terrence Charles Eckers
LaVern N Gosse
M, b. August 6, 1926, d. October 11, 2015
- Birth: LaVern N Gosse was born on August 6, 1926 in Clark County, Wisconsin.
- Divorce: He and Ruth Elaine Freimuth were divorced.
- Death: LaVern N Gosse died on October 11, 2015, at age 89, in Neenah, Winnebago Co, Wisconsin.
- Burial: He was buried in Highland Memorial Park, Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
- Note: Gosse, LaVern N.
Vern Gosse, age 89, passed away on Sunday, October 11, 2015 at an assisted living center in Neenah. Vern was born in Clark County, Wisconsin on August 6, 1926, son of the late Ernest and (Mary) Henchel Gosse. He was a member of the Appleton Downtown Rotary Club, the Neenah - Menasha Elks Lodge, the Fox River Traffic Club, the Appleton Yacht Club, and the Ambassador Club of the Chamber of Commerce.
He is survived by nine children: Dennis Gosse, Doug (Mary) Gosse, Diane Fischer, Jerry (Charlotte) Gosse, Debbie (Rick) Banker, Darrell (Debbie) Gosse, John (Linda) Gosse, Kevin Gosse, and Steve (Karen) Gosse. There are also sixteen grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents and by seven brothers and sisters.
A service for LaVern will be held at 2:00 PM on Wednesday, October 21, 2015 at the Star of Hope Chapel at Highland Memorial Park, 3131 N. Richmond Street in Appleton. Family and friends are invited to gather at the cemetery chapel on Wednesday afternoon from 1:00 PM until the time of the service.
For more information or to share a memory of LaVern, please visit www.wichmannfuneralhomes.com.
Shannon R Reinke
Carole Ann VanHout