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Mark Eugene Harp

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Margaret Mary Harp

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  • Birth: Margaret Mary Harp was born on September 8, 1959 in Little Chute, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: She died on September 6, 1990, at age 30, in Dallas, Dallas Co, Texas.
  • Burial: She was buried in St Paul Cemetery, Combined Locks, Wisconsin.
  • Graduation: She graduated from Little Chute High School in 1977.

Lynn Ellen Smith

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Family: Michael James Harp (b. November 25, 1955, d. December 1, 2016)

Todd Lansing Voss

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Gary Louis Bogenschutz

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Family: Maureen Rose Harp

Karen Olsen

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Sarah Ann Bogenschutz

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  • Birth: Sarah Ann Bogenschutz was born on November 14, 1980 in Texas.
  • Death: She died on April 6, 2016, at age 35.
  • Note: Sarah A. Bogenschutz, 35, East Texas, received her angel wings on April 6. Sarah loved life, people and the Lord. She made friends easily and was a talented artist whose little business, "Greetings By Sarah," was her pride and joy. She worked hard at and was very proud of graduating from Longview High. Her heart belonged to the Green Bay Packers and Milwaukee Brewers thanks to her many relatives in Wisconsin. Sarah relished holidays - every single one of them - because she'd be surrounded by people she loved. Her unexpected departure from this earth is mourned by her family in Texas: mom and stepdad, Maureen (Harp) & Ronnie Williams; her dad & stepmom, Gary & Laura Bogenschutz; and her brother and his wife, Jason & Rachel Bogenschutz and their children Vivian and Sebastian. She was loved by many aunts and uncles from the Fox Valley, including: Mary & Jeff Harp-Jirschele, Mike & Lynn Harp, Marcy & Todd Voss, Marty & Karen Harp (Lewisville, NC), Matt & Ellen Harp, Mark Harp, and Debbie Bogenschutz and fiancĂ© Mark Ludvigsen. Sarah would love the fact that one funeral in Texas just wasn't enough - her Fox Valley family will honor her life at a second celebration on June 11 in Little Chute, where a tree will be planted near her Grandpa Harp's fishing wharf at Island Park. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to Sarah Bogenschutz Memorial, PO Box 3471, Longview, TX 75606-3471.
    Published in Appleton Post-Crescent on Apr. 17, 2016.

Jason James Bogenschutz

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Thomas Leo Harp

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Ruth Martha Ebben

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  • Father: Simon Ebben (b. February 16, 1904, d. June 22, 1963)
  • Mother: Marie Hietpas (b. September 28, 1907, d. May 14, 1941)
  • Descendant of an Immigrant on: America

David Lawrence Harp

M, b. April 30, 1943, d. August 15, 2015

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  • Birth: David Lawrence Harp was born on April 30, 1943 in Little Chute, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: He died on August 15, 2015, at age 72.
  • Burial: He was buried in Sacred Heart Cemetery, Sherwood, Calumet Co, Wisconsin.
  • Note: David Lawrence Harp, 72, Green Bay, passed away peacefully on Saturday, August 15, 2015 with his family by his side following a short illness. David was born April 30th, 1943 in Little Chute, WI to the late Eugene and Loretta (Heesakker) Harp. David was a graduate of Marquette University in Milwaukee, WI (1966). He was a Civil Engineer who worked at the Wisconsin Department of Transportation for 30 years. Throughout his life he was an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed hunting, fishing, boating, sharing the outdoors with his family, and especially the years at the family-shared cabin (Pleasure Rec Inc.). He was an accomplished woodworker and wine maker - his crafts adorn many family members' and friends' homes. He delighted in hours of card playing. He loved time with his extended family and life-long friends from childhood. During his recent retirement years, David enjoyed spending time at Tranquil Shores, the family cottage on the Bay of Green Bay, participating in community events, weekly card games, and was an avid reader. David was a long-time member of the American Society of Civil Engineers and a member of the Green Bay Transit Authority Committee.

    Survivors include his devoted and loving wife of 49 years, Arlene (Ratulowski) Harp, Green Bay; his children, Brian (Joni) Harp, Saginaw, MI; Julie (Stuart) Creel, Crystal Falls, MI; Grandson Austin (Ashley) Fritsch, Milwaukee, WI; Brother Thomas (Ruth) Harp, Appleton, WI; sister-in-law, Carol Harp, Menasha, WI and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his brothers Leo Harp, Little Chute, WI, James (Barbara) Harp, Little Chute, WI, and Richard Harp of Menasha, WI.

    Visitation will be on Wednesday August 19, 2015 from 4:00 pm to 8:00pm at Lyndahl Funeral Home, 1350 Lombardi Avenue, Green Bay, with a prayer service at 7:30pm. Visitation will continue on Thursday, August 20, 2015 from 10:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. at St. Elizabeth Ann Seaton Church, 2771 Oakwood Drive. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. Paul Demuth officiating. Burial to follow at St. Johns - Sacred Hearth Cemetery in Sherwood, WI. For more information, and to send on-line condolences, visit www.lyndahl.com.

    In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Diabetes Association in memory of David Harp. www.diabetes.org/in-my-community/local-offices/milwaukee-wisconsin/.

    The family would like to thank the staffs of Bellin Hospital, Rennes Group, and Unity Hospice for their special and compassionate care.

Arlene Ratulowski

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Family: David Lawrence Harp (b. April 30, 1943, d. August 15, 2015)

Richard Dominic Harp

M, b. April 30, 1943, d. August 21, 2012

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  • Birth: Richard Dominic Harp was born on April 30, 1943 in Little Chute, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: He was married on September 18, 1965 in Brillion, Calumet Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: He died on August 21, 2012, at age 69.
  • Burial: He was buried in Sacred Heart Cemetery, Sherwood, Calumet Co, Wisconsin.
  • Note: Richard D. Harp, 69, of Menasha, passed away peacefully on August 21st. He was born April 30th, 1943, in Little Chute to the late Eugene and Loretta Harp. At age 12, the family moved to High Cliff area where he then attended Kaukauna High School and graduated in 196. Rich then attended DeVry University, Chicago. He also served his country with Army Reserve Unit, Appleton, 395th Unit from 1965 until 1971. It was during a leave at Christmas time when he proposed to his beautiful wife, Carol Miller of Brillion, whom he married September 18th, 1965 at St. Mary's Church, Brillion. Rich had a career in the sheet metal industry having started as a star apprentice at Russell Sheet Metal, Menasha. He won First Place in the National Second-Year Apprentice Award for the U.S. & Canada, as well as First Place for four years in the Fox Valley. He retired 38 years later having enjoyed his work at Gilbert Paper the most. Rich was known by his colleagues for his high level craftsmanship, dependability, and humor on the job.

    Rich was exemplary at leading a balanced life as he greatly cherished his time with his family, with his wife Carol and their three children, six grandchildren, his brothers, in-laws, nieces and nephews, along with many very dear and close friends including boyhood friends from High Cliff who have remained dear friends for life. He was an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed deer hunting at his cabin (the "Red Dog"), one he built himself with the help of close friends including the "A-Team." Rich also perfected the skill of turkey-calling, was a frequent winner of the Red Dog Cob Toss, enjoyed fishing on Lake Winnebago, picnics at Calumet County State Park, taxidermy, golf, photography and many wonderful camping trips with his wife, children and friends. He was involved in scouts as child as well as Webelo Leader for his son's troop. He was known and will be remembered for the special care he took of his family and for all the quality time he spent with them, for his humor, storytelling, warmth, ability to provide a positive outlook to any situation, for his handyman talents, lending a helping hand to anyone who needed him, a unique ability to personally build things he needed from stainless steel hot dog roasting sticks known as Red Dog "Dog Masters" to his woodworking skills as a furniture- and clock-maker, and ultimately as the guy who made a regular day a very special day for having spent time with him. Rich really enjoyed life and brought immeasurable joy and fun to those around him.

    Rich is survived by his wife Carol; his children and their spouses who thought of him as a father: daughter Sharon and husband Tim Lynch of Lombard, Illinois; son Don and wife Jill of Appleton; daughter Vicki and husband Lon Hanson of Neenah; grandchildren ages 13-3: Amber Hanson, Paige Hanson, Trent Harp, Cole Harp, Nathan Lynch and Ben Lynch; brothers and spouses: Tom (Ruth) Harp of Appleton; Dave (Arlene) Harp of Green Bay; brother-in-law: Ken (Lois) Wenzel of New Holstein; sister-in-law: Mary Ann Wenzel of Denmark; sister-in-law: Margaret (Greg) Watson of Elgin, Illinois; nieces and nephews; godchildren: Mark Harp, Julie Harp Creel and Jayna (Hammen) Shene. Rich will be joined in Heaven by his late parents, brothers Jim and Leo Harp, sister-in-law Barbara (Scherer) Harp, niece Margaret Harp, and brother-in-law Ron Wenzel.

    The funeral liturgy will be held on Saturday, August 25, 2012 at 11:00AM at ST. JOHN THE BAPTIST CATHOLIC CHURCH, 516 DePere St. Menasha, with Msgr. Jim Vanden Hogen officiating. Interment will be in the Sacred Heart Cemetery in Sherwood. A time of visitation will be held on Friday, August 24, 2012 from 4:00 until 7:00 PM at the Wichmann Funeral Home Tri County Chapel 3212 S. Oneida St. and on Saturday from 9:30 AM until the time of the service at the church. A prayer service will be held at 7:00 PM. Online condolences may be expressed at www.wichmannfargo.com.

    Gracious thanks to the many caring healthcare professionals who cared for Richard so wonderfully especially the team of IV Therapy Nurses at Vince Lombardi Cancer Clinic, Oshkosh, Dr. Dar and Dr. Bechard and their teams, at Aurora Medical Center, Oshkosh; and the amazing team at The Heritage Theda-Care Hospice Center, Appleton.

Carol Ann Miller

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Family: Richard Dominic Harp (b. April 30, 1943, d. August 21, 2012)

  • Descendant of an Immigrant on: Maria Magdalena

Leo Charles Harp

M, b. November 15, 1936, d. February 15, 1960

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St John High School Yearbook 1954

Biography

  • Birth: Leo Charles Harp was born on November 15, 1936.
  • Death: He died on February 15, 1960, at age 23.
  • Burial: He was buried in Sacred Heart Cemetery, Sherwood, Calumet Co, Wisconsin.
  • Graduation: He graduated from St John High School, Little Chute, in 1954.

John Howard Scherer

M, b. October 1, 1901, d. October 24, 1964

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Family: Laura Maire Pfiester (b. January 19, 1900, d. September 21, 1986)

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  • Birth: John Howard Scherer was born on October 1, 1901 in Marinette, Marinette Co, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: He and Laura Maire Pfiester were married on December 31, 1926.
  • Death: John Howard Scherer died on October 24, 1964, at age 63, in Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Burial: He was buried in Marinette, Marinette Co, Wisconsin.
  • Note: Marinette Eagle Star, 24 Jan 1964, Marinette, Marinette, Wisconsin, USA. 15
    DEATH CLAIMS JOHN SCHERER

    John Scherer, 63, of Combined Locks and formerly of Marinette, died at 12:30 a.m. today in St. Elizabeth Hospital at Appleton. He had been ill three years.

    Mr. Scherer was born here Oct. 1, 1901, and had lived at Combined Locks a number of years. He retired from the Oscar Mayer Meat Company three years ago because of failing health. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus and United Commercial Travelers.

    Surviving are his widow, the former Laura Pfiester; a son, John Jr., of Kaukauna; and three daughters, Mrs. James Van Camp of Lisle, Ill., Mrs. James Harp of Little Chute and Sister Mary Noreen of Janesville.

    Also surviving are four sisters, Mrs. Fred Jaeger of Marinette, Mrs. William Ingram of Chicago, Mrs. Ray Watson of Washington, D. C., and Mrs. Ray Schuck of Stevens Point, and 20 grandchildren.

    The Rev. Robert Hogan will officiate at the 9 a. m. requiem mass Tuesday in Our Lady of Lourdes Church. Burial will be in Forest Home Cemetery. Friends may call at the McLain-Thielen-Langer funeral home from 4 p.m. Monday until the hour of a prayer service at 8:30 a.m. Tuesday. The rosary will be recited Monday at 7:30 p.m. in the funeral home.

Laura Maire Pfiester

F, b. January 19, 1900, d. September 21, 1986

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Family: John Howard Scherer (b. October 1, 1901, d. October 24, 1964)

Biography

  • Birth: Laura Maire Pfiester was born on January 19, 1900 in Muscoda, Grant Co, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: She and John Howard Scherer were married on December 31, 1926.
  • Death: Laura Maire Pfiester died on September 21, 1986, at age 86, in Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Burial: She was buried in Marinette, Marinette Co, Wisconsin.
  • Note: Appleton Post-Crescent, 24 Sep 1886, Appleton, Outagamie, Wisconsin, USA. 13
    LAURA WAS EXTRA SPECIAL

    Up until last Monday, when she was called by her Maker, she was a teacher, counselor, guardian and protector. She radiated love and warmth wherever she was, a ways concerned about someone else' s welfare.

    In her lifetime, Laura probably never actually caught a fish, but this didn't mean that she didn't like fishing. No matter where an outing might be, she always wanted to know about it in detail. When she came over to join in our fish frys her favorite saying was: "These are the best fish I ever had."

    Laura also knew that duck hunting was one of my favorites among outdoor activities. She would fasc-nate me to no end with her stories of the days they lived in North Dakota and how flocks of ducks black-ened the sky in the evening. She told of the hotel they operated, the hunters who stayed there and the meals of wild duck that were prepared in her oven.

    As a teacher, Laura had a master's degree in caring, loving and sharing. She seemed to have a direct line to the Lord, and whenever someone was having a problem she made it a point to ask God for help. When things got tough and the burden seemed to get extra heavy, Laura would offer: "You say some prayers and I will, too. Between the two of us we'll get through to Him."

    Laura never uttered a harsh word toward anyone -- except for Arthur. "if I could just get rid of this darned Arthur," she would say, "the whole world would be beautiful." What she was referring to was the arthritis that bothered her the last couple of years, giving her undeserved pain in her knees and hips and robbing her of the use of her fingers to pen the beautiful messages she sent on a daily basis to relatives and friends.

    Laura sometimes had a problem getting in an out of a car when she was taken for a visit. The first time I went to pick her up in the van she took one look at the big black machine and said: "Oh boy, I've got to have a ride in that." When she discovered it was one short step to the running board, another short one to the cab and an easy slide into the captain's chair, the van quickly became her favorite way to go. "I could ride in this all day," she said, "and I can see every-thing around me."

    When the Lord took Laura, He did it quickly and without long-suffering. That was good because she did not deserve hurt or suffering.

    After 86 years of living, loving and sharing, Laura Scherer has made that last journey.

    To some she was mom, to others she was grandma. For me, the book says she was mother-in-law, but I can't remember ever using that term, except for a formal type of introduction. She wasn't just mother-in-law, she was special.

Patricia Ann Scherer

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James W VanCamp

M, b. March 31, 1928, d. April 25, 1991

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St John High School Yearbook 1947

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  • Birth: James W VanCamp was born on March 31, 1928.
  • Marriage: He was married on April 22, 1950 in St John Nepomucene Church, Little Chute, Wisconsin.
  • Death: He died on April 25, 1991, at age 63, in Glendale, St Louis Co, Missouri.
  • Note: Source: Appleton Post Crescent Obituary Wednesday, May 29, 1991

    James Van Camp

    Age 62, died unexpectedly Tuesday morning in Glendale, Missouri. He was a former resident of Little Chute. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Mary Queen of Peace Catholic Church in Glendale. The Bopp Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
  • Graduation: He graduated from St John High School, Little Chute, in 1947.
  • Descendant of an Immigrant on: America

Mary Catherine (Sr Mary Noreen) Scherer

F, b. April 6, 1930, d. January 28, 1989

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St John High School Yearbook 1954
St John High School Yearbook 1948
St John High School Yearbook 1947 (Class of 48)

Biography

  • Birth: Mary Catherine (Sr Mary Noreen) Scherer was born on April 6, 1930 in Marinette, Marinette Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: She died on January 28, 1989, at age 58, in Racine, Racine Co, Wisconsin.
  • Occupation: She was a Racine Dominican.
  • Graduation: She graduated from St John High School, Little Chute, in 1948.

Linda Louise Lambie

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Richard Wilbur Tousey

M, b. October 25, 1939, d. August 26, 2013

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  • Birth: Richard Wilbur Tousey was born on October 25, 1939 in Kaukauna, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: He died on August 26, 2013, at age 73.
  • Burial: He was buried in St John Cemetery, Little Chute, Wisconsin, New/11/114.
  • Note: Tousey, Richard W. "Doc" "Dick"

    Richard W. "Doc" "Dick" Tousey, Little Chute, age 73, died Monday, August 26, 2013 at his home. He was born in Kaukauna on October 25, 1939 to the late Arden and Rosmary (Cavil) Tousey. Richard served in the Navy from 1957 to 1963 and was a member of the Jacob Coppus American Legion Post 258. He married Linda Lambie on December 29, 1962 at Holy Cross Parish in Kaukauna. Dick retired as a Shipping Supervisor from Appleton Papers Combined Locks Mill in 2001 where coworkers and friends knew him as "Shippin' Dick." He was a member of St. John Nepomucene Catholic Church and the Knights of Columbus Council 10919.

    Dick's hobbies include: travelling, playing softball in his younger years, being a Boy Scout Master in Little Chute, camping at Enchanted Forest Campground in Wild Rose for 43 years, any building project, operating a chainsaw, spending time with his grandchildren, teasing waitresses at their favorite local restaurants, watching the Green Bay Packers, playing cards with friends and making special birthday phone calls. Most of all he loved attending daily Mass at St. John's and was looking forward to reclaiming his self-assigned pew.

    Richard is survived by his wife of 50 years, Linda; children: Mike (LuAnne) of Pleasant Prairie; Buck of Fremont; Jill (Jerry) Burgbacher of Darboy; and Tara (Matt) Fritsch of Little Chute; grandchildren: Ian and Delaney Tousey, Nic Tousey, Sam and Shayna Chartier, Jeremy Burgbacher, Jayme (Ryan) Albrecht, Joy and Jill Burgbacher, Austin, Jacob, Gavin and Emma Fritsch; 10 great grandchildren and expecting one in October; siblings: Arda (Bob) Smith, Tim (Vicki), Gloria (Bob) Verkuilen and Jolayne (Ron) Van Landveldt; and Linda's siblings: Bob (Joy), Donna and Ric Lambie. He is further survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

    In addition to his parents, Richard was preceded in death by his father and mother-in-law, Eugene and Patricia (Oudenhoven) Lambie.

    Visitation will be held Thursday, August 29, 2013 at ST. JOHN NEPOMUCENE CATHOLIC CHURCH (323 S. Pine St. Little Chute) beginning at 1:00 p.m. until time of Mass at 4:00 p.m. The Rev. Ronald Belitz will officiate. Military rites conducted by the Jacob Coppus American Legion Post 258 will follow. Committal St. John Cemetery. To sign the guest book, please visit oconnellfh.com . A memorial is being established.

Michael R Tousey

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Richard (Buck) Tousey

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