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Clarence Fred Schumacher

M, b. August 22, 1920, d. April 27, 1994

Parents

Family: Theresa B Doerfler (b. July 24, 1926, d. October 4, 2011)

St John High School Yearbook 1939

Biography

  • Birth: Clarence Fred Schumacher was born on August 22, 1920 in Town of Vandenbroek, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: He and Theresa B Doerfler were married on April 14, 1948 in St Therese Church, Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: Clarence Fred Schumacher died on April 27, 1994, at age 73, in Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Burial: He was buried in St John Cemetery, Little Chute, Wisconsin, New/10/65.
  • Graduation: He graduated from St John High School, Little Chute, in 1939.
  • Descendant of an Immigrant on: America
  • Descendant of an Immigrant on: Maria Magdalena

Joseph John Schumacher

M, b. February 9, 1924, d. January 8, 2002

Parents

Family: Mary J Diedrich (b. February 22, 1929, d. May 11, 2009)

St John High School Yearbook 1942

Biography

  • Birth: Joseph John Schumacher was born on February 9, 1924 in Town of Vandenbroek, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: He and Mary J Diedrich were married on June 9, 1948 in Holy Cross, Kaukauna, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: Joseph John Schumacher died on January 8, 2002, at age 77.
  • Burial: He was buried in Holy Cross, Kaukauna, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Note: Schumacher, Joseph J.

    Mackville

    Age 77, passed away at his home with his family by his side on Tuesday, January 8, 2002 following a courageous battle with cancer. Joe was born February 9, 1924 in the Town of Vandenbroek, son of the late John P. and Hattie (Williamsen) Schumacher and has resided in the Fox Valley all of his life. Joe was a graduate of St. John High School in Little Chute. He was united in marriage to Mary Diedrich on June 9, 1948 at Holy Cross Catholic Church in Kaukauna sharing 53 years together. Joe farmed in Mackville for over 50 years. He will be remembered as a loving husband, father and grandfather, who enjoyed gardening and his vacations in Florida. Joe was a member of St. Edward Catholic Church of Mackville and a charter member of the Knights of Columbus Council 12596 of Mackville. He will be deeply missed by his wife, Mary daughter, Carol (Richard) Shikoski, Janesville son, Tom (Donna) Schumacher, Mackville daughter-in-law, Donna Schumacher, Mackville nine grandchildren: Brian (Sara) Shikoski, Brent, Mark and Brenda Shikoski, Rick (Sherry) Stein, Adam and Jaime Schumacher, Luke (Jenny) Schumacher and Michael Schumacher six brothers: Maurice (Florus) Schumacher, Appleton Harold (Germaine) Schumacher, Little Chute Eugene (Eleanor) Schumacher, Little Chute Marvin (Leona) Schumacher, Rhinelander John (Katie) Schumacher, Appleton and James (Donna) Schumacher, Kimberly two sisters: Mildred (Robert) Huss, Combined Locks Rita (Kenneth) Hoffman, Appleton two sisters-in-law: Marion Schumacher, Neenah Therese Schumacher, Little Chute two aunts: Viola and Betty Williamsen, Appleton brother-in-law, Norbert Blair, Kaukauna sister-in-law, Anna Jane Diedrich, Kaukauna five great-grandchildren, also many nieces, nephews, other relatives and dear friends. In addition to his parents, Joe was preceded in death by a son Stephen on January 20, 2001 three brothers: Clarence, Peter and Raymond Schumacher sister-in-law, Betty Schumacher nephew, John Schumacher brother-in-law, Leo Diedrich and sister-in-law, Phyllis Blair.

    The Mass of Resurrection will be celebrated 7 p.m. January 11 at St. Edward Catholic Church, Mackville with Fr. Charles Brooks and Fr. Justin Werner officiating. Burial will be in Holy Cross Cemetery, Kaukauna. Friends may call directly at the church from 2 p.m. Friday until the time of the service. A memorial fund has been established for Theda Care at Home Hospice.

    The family would like to extend a special thank you to Theda Care at Home Hospice and especially to Joe's nurse Debbie.

    Brettschneider-Trettin-Lederer

    606 N. Oneida St.

    Appleton, WI

    (920)733-7383.
  • Graduation: He graduated from St John High School, Little Chute, in 1942.
  • Descendant of an Immigrant on: America
  • Descendant of an Immigrant on: Maria Magdalena

Rita Adeline Schumacher

F, b. July 17, 1928, d. December 23, 2012

Parents

Family: Kenneth Bernard Hoffman (b. September 29, 1922, d. March 8, 2010)

St John High School Yearbook 1946

Biography

  • Birth: Rita Adeline Schumacher was born on July 17, 1928 in Town of Vandenbroek, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: She and Kenneth Bernard Hoffman were married on November 26, 1953.
  • Death: Rita Adeline Schumacher died on December 23, 2012, at age 84.
  • Burial: She was buried in Riverside Cemetery, Appleton, Wisconsin.
  • Note: Rita Adeline Hoffman, age 84, of Appleton, died Sunday December 23, 2012, peacefully at Carolina Manor of natural causes surrounded by members of her loving family. She was born Rita Adeline Schumacher in the Town of Grand Chute on July 17, 1928 to John and Hattie (Williamsen) Schumacher. Rita attended St. John Catholic School in Little Chute, graduating in 1946. She was a member of St. Therese Catholic Church in Appleton.

    A lifelong resident of Outagamie County, Rita's primary profession was a homemaker. On November 26, 1953, she married the love of her life, Kenneth Hoffman, with whom she would share 56 years before his death in 2010.

    She is survived by her three sons Paul (Merry) Hoffman and their four children of Fort Worth, Texas, David (Carla) Hoffman and their two sons of Appleton, and Mark Hoffman and his two sons and stepson of Albuquerque, New Mexico; five brothers, Maurice (Florus) Schumacher, Eugene (Eleanor) Schumacher, Marvin (Leona) Schumacher, John (Katherine) Schumacher, and James (Donna) Schumacher; in-laws, Marion Schumacher, Germaine Schumacher, Dorothy Hoffman, Dorothy Van Gheem-Hoffman; and many nieces, nephews, and grandnieces and grandnephews.

    She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband; five brothers Peter, Raymond, Clarence, Harold, and Joseph, and her sister Millie (Huss); in-laws Betty Schumacher, Mary Schumacher, Tess Schumacher, Robert Huss, Marcella Hoffman, John and Alice Hoffman, Urban Hoffman, Dorothy and Charles Weber, Raymond Hoffman, Rosemary Hoffman, Rita Hoffman, and Elmer and Florence Hoffman; step-grandson Michael George; three nephews John Schumacher, Steve Schumacher, Earl Hoffman; and a grand-nephew and a grand-niece.

    Mass of Christian Burial will be 11:00 AM on Friday, December 28, 2012, at St. Therese Catholic Church, 213 E. Wisconsin Avenue, Appleton, with Fr. William Hoffman officiating. Visitation will be at Valley Funeral Home tonight, Thursday, December 27, 2012, from 4 PM to 7:00 PM, with a prayer service at 6:30 PM, and at the church on Friday from 10:00 AM until the hour of the Mass. Burial will follow at Riverside Cemetery, Appleton. In lieu of flowers, Mass intentions for Rita or Rita & Ken would be appreciated, or donations may be made to Appleton's St. Therese Parish in their memory

    The family would like to say a special thank you to the staff at Carolina Manor for their ongoing care of our Mother during her stay there and to Heartland Hospice for their care during Mom's final days.
  • Graduation: She graduated from St John High School, Little Chute, in 1946.
  • Descendant of an Immigrant on: America
  • Descendant of an Immigrant on: Maria Magdalena

Eugene J Schumacher

M, b. June 21, 1930, d. January 4, 2018

Parents

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

Biography

  • Birth: Eugene J Schumacher was born on June 21, 1930 in Town of Vandenbroek, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: He and Eleanor Ruth Heinrichs were married on September 14, 1955 in St Joseph Church, Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: Eugene J Schumacher died on January 4, 2018, at age 87.
  • Burial: He was buried in St John Cemetery, Little Chute, Wisconsin.
  • Note: Little Chute - Eugene J. "Gene" Schumacher, age 87, died Thursday, January 4, 2018 at Rennes Health Center. He was born on the family farm in present-day Little Chute on June 21, 1930, the ninth child of John and Hattie (Williamsen) Schumacher. He graduated from St. John High School in 1948 while also enjoying football and baseball games with his family and friends and participating in 4H. Eugene married Eleanor Heinrichs, the love of his life, on September 14, 1955 at St. Joseph Church in Appleton. She preceded him in death on October 8, 2015, after 60 years of marriage. He worked at Hietpas Dairy before working at Foremost Foods in Appleton until his retirement in 1993. Whether it was hunting, camping or gathering hickory nuts, Eugene enjoyed being outdoors. He cherished time spent with his family and credited camping as a great bonding adventure for his family.

    Eugene is survived by his children: Cathy Briese, Dan (Sharon), Phil (Diane), Fran (Kelly Mc Mahon) and Tim (Kelly) Schumacher; son-in-law: Vern Ehlke; grandchildren: Nick (Nicole), Joe (Carrie) and Tom (fiancée Erica Levine) Briese, Angie (Mat) Nolan, Aaron (Erica Blom), Joanna, Bethany, Rachel, Emma, Katya, Noelle and Tonia Schumacher; Cortney (Elliot) Asher; Josh, Jake, Caitlin, Calissa, Sam and Lexi Schumacher, Mark, Laura and Mike Ehlke; great grandchildren: Claire and Ella Briese and Jude and Lana Asher; brothers: Marvin (Leona), John (Katie), Jim (Donna) Schumacher; sisters-in-law: Florus, Marion and Germaine Schumacher and Barbara (Peter) Geiger; brother-in-law: John (Lauris Wagner) Heinrichs. He is further survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

    In addition to his parents, and wife Eleanor, Eugene was preceded in death by his daughter, Joyce Ehlke; granddaughter, Maria Schumacher; brothers: Peter (Betty), Raymond, Clarence (Theresa), Harold, Joe (Mary) and Maurice Schumacher; sisters: Millie (Bob) Huss and Rita (Ken) Hoffman; and sisters-in-law: Mary Ann Sanders and Erna Heinrichs.

    Visitation will be held Wednesday, January 10, 2018 at ST. JOHN NEPOMUCENE CATHOLIC CHURCH (323 Pine St. Little Chute) beginning at 9:00 a.m. until time of Mass at 11:00 a.m. The Rev. Ronald Belitz will officiate. Committal St. John Cemetery. To sign the guest book, please visit oconnellfh.com.

    Eugene's family would like to extend a special thank you to the staff at Rennes Health Center and The Renaissance Assisted Living for their kind care.
  • Graduation: He graduated from St John High School, Little Chute, in 1948.
  • Descendant of an Immigrant on: America
  • Descendant of an Immigrant on: Maria Magdalena

Marvin Schumacher

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  • Descendant of an Immigrant on: America
  • Descendant of an Immigrant on: Maria Magdalena

Herman Raymakers

M, b. November 25, 1863, d. February 26, 1937

Parents

Family: Johanna Gevers (b. April 29, 1867, d. August 28, 1928)

Biography

  • Birth: Herman Raymakers was born on November 25, 1863 in Netherlands.
  • Death: He died on February 26, 1937, at age 73.

Alphonse VandenBosch

M, b. July 4, 1869, d. 1927

Parents

Family: Magdelan VandeHei (b. January 20, 1870, d. March 3, 1945)

Biography

  • Birth: Alphonse VandenBosch was born on July 4, 1869 in Antwerpen, Antwerpen, Belgium.
  • Death: He died in 1927, at age ~58.
  • Burial: He was buried in St Paul Cemetery, Wrightstown, Wisconsin.

Magdelan VandeHei

F, b. January 20, 1870, d. March 3, 1945

Parents

Family: Alphonse VandenBosch (b. July 4, 1869, d. 1927)

Biography

  • Birth: Magdelan VandeHei was born on January 20, 1870 in Town of Lawrence, Brown Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: She died on March 3, 1945, at age 75, in Green Bay, Brown Co, Wisconsin.
  • Burial: She was buried in St Paul Cemetery, Wrightstown, Wisconsin.
  • Descendant of an Immigrant on: America

Cornelius Raymakers

M, b. December 1, 1892, d. November 2, 1962

Parents

Biography

  • Birth: Cornelius Raymakers was born on December 1, 1892 in Green Bay, Brown Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: He died on November 2, 1962, at age 69.
  • Ordination: He was ordained in 1919 in Priest.

James Cornelius Williamsen

M, b. May 24, 1925, d. October 31, 2001

Parents

Family: Doris A Springstroh (b. June 20, 1923, d. July 20, 1996)

Biography

  • Birth: James Cornelius Williamsen was born on May 24, 1925 in Little Chute, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: He and Doris A Springstroh were married on September 29, 1951 in Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: James Cornelius Williamsen died on October 31, 2001, at age 76.
  • Burial: He was buried in Highland Memorial Park, Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Note: JAMES C. WILLIAMSEN Beloved Husband, Father, Grandfather and Brother Appleton


    Age 76, died Wednesday, October 31, 2001. Jim was born May 24, 1925 to the late George and Mary (Raymaker) Williamsen in Little Chute, Wisconsin. He married the former Doris Springstroh, who preceded him in death on July 20, 1996. Jim was a longtime member of St. Paul Ev. Lutheran Church. He enjoyed building. Jim built his home with his father and made a variety of play ground equipment for his granddaughters.

    He is survived by his son, David (Jan) Williansen of Appleton their two daughters, Sarah and Emily; three sisters, Sr. Audrey Williamsen of Racine, Ione Brecklin of Appleton and Pauline (Ron) Weber of Appleton; a brother, Clayton (Mary) Bries of Sheboygen.

    He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife and his step mother, Geraldine.

    The Funeral Service will be 11:00 AM on Saturday, November 3, 2001 at ST. PAUL EV. LUTHERAN CHURCH, 302 North Morrison Street, Appleton with Pastor Ralph Waack officiating. Viewing and visitation will be FRIDAY at the FUNERAL HOME from 4:00 PM until 7:00 PM and again on SATURDAY at CHURCH from 10:00 AM until the time of service.

    In lieu of flowers, a memorial is being established in Jim’s name.

    “We make a living by what we get but make a life by what we give” Winston Churchill

    WICHMANN FUNERAL HOME 537 North Superior Street Appleton 739-1231 www.wichmannfuneralhomes.com.
  • Descendant of an Immigrant on: America
  • Descendant of an Immigrant on: Maria Magdalena

Ione Mary Williamsen

F, b. July 25, 1928, d. January 13, 2015

Parents

Family 1: Robert Paul VanZeeland (b. December 22, 1926, d. November 8, 1957)

Family 2: Arnold Eugene Brecklin (b. August 21, 1924, d. August 25, 1993)

St John High School Yearbook 1945

Biography

  • Birth: Ione Mary Williamsen was born on July 25, 1928 in Little Chute, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: She and Robert Paul VanZeeland were married on August 13, 1949.
  • Death: Ione Mary Williamsen died on January 13, 2015, at age 86.
  • Burial: She was buried in Highland Memorial Park, Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Note: Ione Mary (Williamsen) Brecklin

    Ione Brecklin, age 86, of Appleton, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, January 13, 2015. She was born on July 25, 1928 in Little Chute to the late George and Mary (Raymacher) Williamsen. Ione was a long time member of St. Thomas More Catholic Church, enjoying her time with the Seniors Group and early morning Mass. Ione enjoyed Rosemaling and quilting with her friend, Lynn Verhagen, and was a talented seamstress. She also loved reading and the weekend always meant at least one novel. Ione looked forward to her Tuesdays with Lynn at St. Bernard Parish to complete the sewing projects for their Fall Fair. Ione was married to Robert Van Zeeland who passed away in 1957, she then married Arnold Brecklin in 1960 and he passed in 1994.

    They blended two families with love. She is survived by the children: Barbara (David) Plamann of Hortonville, George (Robin) Van Zeeland of Iola, Mary (friend Jack Hendricksen) Fuller of Appleton, and Andy (Carolyn) Brecklin of Chicago; grandchildren: Kristi (Rob) Compton and Aaron (Leslie) Plamann; Rose and Rob Van Zeeland; Brett and Jeff Brecklin; Mark Dolan; Caitlin, Seth, Dana, and Eric Brecklin; and Kelly (Jack) Beaulieu; great grandchildren: Nick and Eliza Compton, Lindsey Beaulieu; siblings: Sister Audrey Williamsen of Racine, Pauline (Ron) Weber of Appleton and Clayton (Mary) Bries of Sheboygan; sisters-in-law: Myra Dercks of Little Chute and Donata Wolfgram of Milwaukee. She was preceded in death by her husbands, stepmother Geraldine Williamsen; children: Bruce Brecklin and Mary Beth Brecklin and a granddaughter Elizabeth Plamann.

    The funeral liturgy for Ione will be held at 11:00 am on Monday, January 19, 2015 at ST. THOMAS MORE CATHOLIC CHURCH, 1810 N. McDonald Street in Appleton. Fr. Gerald Falk will be officiating. Interment will take place at Highland Memorial Park in Appleton. A visitation will be held Monday at the church from 9:00 am until the time of mass. In lieu of flowers, memorials are appreciated to St. Thomas More Catholic Church. Online condolences can be offered at www.wichmannfargo.com.

    We would like to thank Affinity Hospice and nurse, Laurie, for all her care and Home Helper, Judy, for treating Mom with such love and respect. She really enjoyed her time spent with these two special people.
  • Adoption: She was adopted.
  • Graduation: She graduated from St John High School, Little Chute, in 1945.
  • Descendant of an Immigrant on: America
  • Descendant of an Immigrant on: Maria Magdalena

Pauline Ione Williamsen

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  • Descendant of an Immigrant on: America
  • Descendant of an Immigrant on: Maria Magdalena

Dennis Lawrence Huss

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  • Descendant of an Immigrant on: America
  • Descendant of an Immigrant on: Maria Magdalena

Janice Ann Huss

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  • Descendant of an Immigrant on: America
  • Descendant of an Immigrant on: Maria Magdalena

Dale Kenneth Huss

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  • Descendant of an Immigrant on: America
  • Descendant of an Immigrant on: Maria Magdalena

Dean Joseph Huss

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  • Descendant of an Immigrant on: America
  • Descendant of an Immigrant on: Maria Magdalena

John VandenElzen

M, b. December 5, 1870, d. March 30, 1950

Parents

Family: Petronella Wydeven (b. September 1, 1876, d. April 27, 1944)

Biography

  • Birth: John VandenElzen was born on December 5, 1870 in Uden, Noord Brabant, Netherlands.
  • Marriage: He and Petronella Wydeven were married on July 8, 1896 in St John Nepomucene Church, Little Chute, Wisconsin.
  • Death: John VandenElzen died on March 30, 1950, at age 79.
  • Burial: He was buried in Holy Name Cemetery, Kimberly, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Note: Gravestone says VanElzen.

Petronella Wydeven

F, b. September 1, 1876, d. April 27, 1944

Parents

Family: John VandenElzen (b. December 5, 1870, d. March 30, 1950)

Biography

  • Birth: Petronella Wydeven was born on September 1, 1876 in Uden, Noord Brabant, Netherlands.
  • Marriage: She and John VandenElzen were married on July 8, 1896 in St John Nepomucene Church, Little Chute, Wisconsin.
  • Death: Petronella Wydeven died on April 27, 1944, at age 67.
  • Burial: She was buried in Holy Name Cemetery, Kimberly, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Note: Obit for Edward listed mother as Henrietta. Gravestone says Nellie.

Bernice Driessen

F, b. March 10, 1931, d. November 4, 2017

Parents

St John High School Yearbook 1949

Biography

  • Birth: Bernice Driessen was born on March 10, 1931.
  • Marriage: She and Joseph Lewis Bain were married on September 3, 1951 in St John Nepomucene Church, Little Chute, Wisconsin.
  • Death: Bernice Driessen died on November 4, 2017, at age 86.
  • Note: Bernice (Driessen) Bain, 86, De Pere passed away peacefully early Saturday morning November 4, 2017, surrounded by her loving daughters Sherry, Carol and Bonnie. Earlier in the day Bob, Bill, and Jim were each able to have their cherished and memorable moments.

    The girls planned a "Sleep Over" with mom like they have done for the last 20 plus years. During the early morning hours Sherry, Carol and Bonnie surrounded mom and reminisced, sang Christian songs, prayed, cried, and comforted mom. Once we settled down for the night, turned off the lights and said our good nights, mom peacefully joined Jesus and her "Lew."

    She was born March 10, 1931 to the late Henry and Theresa (Van Elzen) Driessen. On September 3, 1951 she married Joseph "Lew" Bain at St. John Catholic Church, Little Chute. Bernice and Lew had celebrated 65 years of marriage together.

    The Lord blessed Bernice and Lew with six children and her six children were blessed with a mother who loved them unconditionally, forgave them easily, and supported them always. Her God given gift was a servant's heart. Everyone's needs came before her own. Bernice's love and compassion was shared with everyone she met, whether it was family, friends or anyone she happened to bump into.

    Bernice enjoyed traveling with friends and family. She loved to go out for Friday fish fries, playing cards; going up north and treasured family gatherings especially holidays.

    Bernice and Lew, as-well-as their partners Bert and Linda owned and operated Bain Brothers Farm which was later developed into Bain Brooke Estates.

    She was a faithful member of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, where she distributed communion during Mass as well as to the shut-ins.

    She is survived by her children; Robert (Karen) Bain, De Pere, William (Cindy) Bain, De Pere, Cheryl (Tom) Smits, Greenleaf, Carol Schoepke, De Pere, Bonnie (Douglas) Hall, Somerset, WI., and Jim Bain, Savannah, Ga. Twenty grandchildren; Brendon, Mitchell, Stacie, Stephanie, Brooke, Gabriel, Anne, David, Brian, Andrew, Brian, Joseph, Steven, William, Sarah, Michael, Derek, Taylor, Noah, and Willow. Eighteen great grandchildren, Mason, Tristan, Hunter, Chancelor, Carter, Madison, Michael, Montana, Maverick, Briella, Keegan, Emily, Abby, Evan, Christian, Hunter, Addison, and Harper. Further survived by her sister Sharon Vande Hey, sisters in law; Rita Driessen, and Joanne Bongers Driessen, and Lew's brother and his wife Charles "Bert" and Linda Bain. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Lew, a granddaughter Anne, two Brothers Robert Driessen, Ronnie Driessen, and brother in law Bruce Vande Hey.

    Friends may call at RYAN FUNERAL HOME 305 N. Tenth Street De Pere after 4:00PM Tuesday November 7, 2017 until 7:30PM when a parish prayer service will take place to bring the evening to an end. Visitation will continue on Wednesday at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, De Pere after 9:00AM until the Mass of Christian Burial at 10:30Am with Fr. Benny Jacob O.Praem. and Deacon Mike Vander Bloomen officiating. Please go to www.ryanfh.com to send online condolences to the family.

    A memorial fund will be established for the Blaise Peters Scholarship Fund at Our Lady of Lourdes School.

    Special thanks to Cardinal Ridge Residential Care, Angels Touch Assisted Living, and Heartland Hospice for the wonderful care shown to our mother.

    Thank you for all of your thoughts and prayers.
  • Graduation: She graduated from St John High School, Little Chute, in 1949.
  • Descendant of an Immigrant on: America
  • Descendant of an Immigrant on: Maria Magdalena

Joseph Lewis Bain

M, b. February 18, 1932, d. February 27, 2017

Biography

  • Birth: Joseph Lewis Bain was born on February 18, 1932.
  • Marriage: He and Bernice Driessen were married on September 3, 1951 in St John Nepomucene Church, Little Chute, Wisconsin.
  • Death: Joseph Lewis Bain died on February 27, 2017, at age 85.
  • Burial: He was buried in South Lawrence Cemetery, Brown Co, Wisconsin.
  • Note: Bain, Joseph Lewis "Lew"

    The Lord called Joseph Lewis "Lew" Bain, 85, De Pere home on Monday morning February 27, 2017. He was born February 18, 1932 to the late Charles V. and Beatrice (Clough) Bain. On September 3, 1951, he married Bernice Driessen at St. John Catholic Church, Little Chute. Lew and Bernice have celebrated 65 beautiful years of marriage together. Time spent with family and friends is what Lew cherished the most. Lew loved the outdoors, whether hunting, fishing, or going to Bill's cabin in Prentice with the kids, grandkids, and his friends. Always a hard worker and good provider, besides farming for years, he also worked at Thillmany Paper. Lew's ten-minute naps against the "Fence Post" seemed sustained him for all the "20 minute jobs" he had.

    Lew is survived by his wife Bernice, his children; Robert (Karen) Bain, De Pere, William (Cindy) Bain, De Pere, Cheryl (Tom) Smits, Greenleaf, Carol Schoepke, De Pere, Bonnie (Douglas) Hall, Somerset, and Jim Bain, Savannah, Ga. Twenty grandchildren; Brendon, Mitchell, Stacie, Stephanie, Brooke, Gabriel, Anne, David, Brian, Andrew, Brian, Joseph, Steven, William, Sarah, Michael, Derek, Taylor, Noah, and Willow. Eighteen great grandchildren; Mason, Tristan, Hunter, Chancelor, Carter, Madison, Michael, Montana, Maverick, Briella, Keegan, Liam, Emily, Abby, Evan, Christian, Hunter, and Addison. Lew is further survived by his brother, best friend, partner, second father to Bernice and Lews children; Charles Wilbert "Bert" Bain, and his wife Linda who is a second mother to the children, as well as life guard, and chaperone at McCabe's swimming hole for the children all summer long. Bernice's family further survived; her sister Sharon Vande Hey and sister in laws; Rita Driessen, and Joanne Bongers Driessen, as well as numerous nieces, nephews, and friends.

    Lew was preceded in death by his parents, his granddaughter Anne, and three brother in laws; Robert Driessen, Ronnie Driessen, and Bruce Vande Hey.

    Friends may call at RYAN FUNERAL HOME 305 N. Tenth Street De Pere after 4:00PM Friday March 3, 2017, until a prayer service at 7:15PM to bring the evening to a close. Visitation will continue after 9:00AM Saturday at Our Lady of Lourdes Parish Family, 1307 Lourdes Ave. De Pere until the Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00AM with Fr. Tim Shillcox O.Praem. officiating. Burial will take place in South Lawrence Cemetery. Please go to www.ryanfh.com to send online condolences to the family.

    A memorial fund will be set up to benefit the Blaise Peters Scholarship Fund at Our Lady of Lourdes School.
    Published in Green Bay Press-Gazette from Feb. 28 to Mar. 3, 2017.

Sharon Elaine Theresa Driessen

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  • Descendant of an Immigrant on: America
  • Descendant of an Immigrant on: Maria Magdalena

Doris Anna Tease

F, b. December 20, 1917, d. November 28, 2005

Parents

Family: Raymond M Driessen (b. January 12, 1911, d. March 23, 2006)

Biography

  • Birth: Doris Anna Tease was born on December 20, 1917 in Green Bay, Brown Co, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: She and Raymond M Driessen were married on September 14, 1938 in Green Bay, Brown Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: Doris Anna Tease died on November 28, 2005, at age 87, in Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Burial: She was buried in St John Cemetery, Little Chute, Wisconsin, New/2/54.
  • Note: November 30, 2005

    Driessen, Doris A. Doris A. Driessen, age 87, of Little Chute, died Monday, November 28, 2005, at Brewster Village. She was born December 20, 1917, in Green Bay, daughter of Louis and Anna (Allard) Tease. Doris married Raymond M. Driessen, September 14, 1938. Mrs. Driessen was a member of St. John Nepomucene Catholic Church, Little Chute. She volunteered with the Red Cross and the Boy and Girl Scouts. Mrs. Driessen enjoyed crocheting, knitting, reading and traveling. Doris also enjoyed her cottage at Crooked Lake with her family. Doris is survived by her husband, Ray; son, Roger (Margaret) Driessen, Kaukauna; daughter, Pat (Pete) Vosters, Freedom; ten grandchildren: Jenny (Scott) Revoir, Kimberly; Amy, Kaukauna; Jim (Monica), Hartford; Mike (Tracey) Driessen, Darboy; Scott (Jen) Vosters, Chippewa Falls; Keith (Brenda) Vosters, Freedom; Kevin (Rayne) Vosters, Little Chute; Shelley (Dan) Nytes, Troy (Jayne) Vosters, Todd Vosters, all of Freedom; 13 great-grandchildren, two step great-grandchildren, three step great-great-grandchildren; two sisters: Janet (Roman) Brunner, Caroline Denis, Jerry (Betty) Tease, all of Green Bay; brother-in-law, Curly Aschenbrenner, Green Bay; sister-in-law, Margie Tease, Green Bay; nieces, nephews and other relatives. She was preceded in death by her parents, Louis and Anna Tease; father- and mother-in-law, Matthew and Mary Driessen; infant daughter, Carmen; three great-grandsons; brothers and sisters: Lucille Counard, Myrtle (Elmer) Le Beau, Cliff (Alice) Tease, Evelyn (Bert) Bersie, Delores Aschenbrenner, Ida Mae Tease, Cletus Tease, Ralph (Catherine) Tease; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law: George Denis, Dorothy Tease, Nell, George (Rose), Pete (Nell), John (Hattie), Hank (Theresa), Clarence (Marica), Les Driessen, Marie (Elmer) Vanden Heuvel. Funeral services will be held at 12 noon Friday, December 2, 2005, at St. John Nepomucene Catholic Church with Rev. Patrick Beno officiating. Interment will be in St. John Cemetery, Little Chute. Friends may call at the church from 9 a.m. Friday until the time of the mass. A memorial has been established. The family of Doris extends a special thanks to the staff at Brewster Village, Lawrence Hall and Heartland Hospice for their wonderful care. VERKUILEN FUNERAL HOME & CREMATION SERVICES Little Chute 788-3321.

Louis Victor Tease

M, b. February 12, 1886, d. March 27, 1953

Parents

Family: Anna Marie Allard (b. May 6, 1887, d. November 10, 1950)

Biography

  • Birth: Louis Victor Tease was born on February 12, 1886 in Green Bay, Brown Co, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: He and Anna Marie Allard were married on October 28, 1908.
  • Death: Louis Victor Tease died on March 27, 1953, at age 67, in Green Bay, Brown Co, Wisconsin.

Anna Marie Allard

F, b. May 6, 1887, d. November 10, 1950

Family: Louis Victor Tease (b. February 12, 1886, d. March 27, 1953)

Biography

  • Birth: Anna Marie Allard was born on May 6, 1887.
  • Marriage: She and Louis Victor Tease were married on October 28, 1908.
  • Death: Anna Marie Allard died on November 10, 1950, at age 63.

Roger Raymond Driessen

M

Parents

  • Descendant of an Immigrant on: America
  • Descendant of an Immigrant on: Maria Magdalena