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Emily Randerson

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

Justin Randerson

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

Benjamin Randerson

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

Todd A Pennings

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John Pennings

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Biography

  • Birth: John Pennings was born on March 19, 1932 in Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: He was married on July 7, 1954 in Dyckesville, Kewaunee Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: He died on July 14, 2009, at age 77, in Green Bay, Brown Co, Wisconsin.
  • Burial: He was buried in Shrine of Good Shepherd, Green Bay, Wisconsin.
  • Note: July 16, 2009


    Pennings, John "Jack"


    John J. "Jack" Pennings, 77, rural New Franken, died Tuesday, July 14, 2009, at St. Vincent Hospital after a short illness. Jack was born March 19, 1932, in Appleton, Wisconsin, to the late John C. and Esther M. (DeDecker) Pennings. He served in the United States Army during the Korean Conflict (1952-1953) where he earned a purple heart and other meritorious commendations. While all wars are harrowing experiences, Jack was proud to have served his country.

    Jack married the love of his life, Yvonne Agamaite, on July 7, 1954, at St. Louis Catholic Church in Dyckesville and enjoyed fifty-five marvelous years together. Together, Jack and Yvonne served as nursing home administrators for many years. Jack was also employed at Green Bay Transit for several years. In recent years, Jack enjoyed his retirement spending time with his family and especially his three grandchildren who were his pride and joy.

    Jack is survived by his wife, Yvonne; three sons: Rev. Gary Pennings, Kansas City, Kansas; Daniel (Cheryl) Pennings, De Pere; Todd (Sue) Pennings, New Franken; three beloved grandchildren: Adam, Jacob and Maria; two brothers and three sisters-in-law: Larry (Arlene) Pennings, Denmark; Richard (Elaine) Pennings, New Franken; Beverly Pennings, Green Bay; two sisters and three brothers-in-law: Joyce (Calvin) Abts, New Franken; Barbara (George) Schmelzer, Sturgeon Bay; Theodore Sterletske, Denmark; and additional family member, John Huven, Green Bay, (who lived with the family in his youth); five brothers-in-law, four sisters-in-law: Donald Agamaite, Sobieski; James (Linda) Agamaite, Armstrong Creek; Art Alexander (Lucy), Green Bay; Lavonne Agamaite, Luxemburg; Evelyn Agamaite, Dyckesville; Sandy (Laurel) Joniaux, Luxemburg; Martin Konop, Green Bay; numerous nieces and nephews.

    He was preceded in death by one brother, Tom Pennings; one sister, Mary Sterletske; Yvonne's parents, Felix and Gladys (Paque) Agamaite; two brothers-in-law and five sisters-in-law: Felix Agamaite, Jr., Garland Agamaite, Donna Agamaite, Gloria Alexander, Lorna Agamaite, Jean Agamaite and Diane Konop.

    Friends may call at the McMAHON FUNERAL HOME, LUXEMBURG, 4 to 8 p.m., Thursday, July 16, 2009. Prayer service, 7 p.m., Thursday. Visitation will continue between 10 a.m. and 10:45 a.m., Friday at St. Joseph Church, Champion. The funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at the church, with Rev. Gary Pennings and Rev. Dean Dombrowski concelebrating. Entombment at the Shrine of the Good Shepherd Mausoleum, Green Bay.

    Despite Jack's many medical issues, he never gave up, maintained a positive attitude and relied on the support of his family and his faith. Jack will be greatly missed by his family and all who knew him.

Yvonne Agamaite

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Family: John Pennings (b. March 19, 1932, d. July 14, 2009)

Adam Pennings

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

Jacob Richard Pennings

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

Richard John Hopfensperger

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Tad Randerson

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Nicholas Meyer

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

Stephanie Meyer

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

Basil Joseph Rueden

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Biography

  • Birth: Basil Joseph Rueden was born on June 14, 1922.
  • Death: He died on August 14, 2011, at age 89, in Green Bay, Brown Co, Wisconsin.
  • Note: Basil Rueden, 89, died peacefully early Sunday morning, August 14th 2011, at St. Mary's Hospital in Green Bay surrounded by his loving family.

    Basil, and his wife Joan, raised 11 children on their over 100 cow dairy farm in West De Pere. Summer and Christmas family reunions keep the children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, aunts, uncles, and cousins close.

    Basil grew up during the Depression on a small farm near what is now called Austin Straubel airport. He and his brother Andy milked cows in the 1930s-40s while their older brothers went off to school and war. He eventually bought the home farm, determined to expand and modernize his dairy business. He was featured on the cover of Farming Today magazine in 1960 with one of the new breed of tractors and equipment.

    In 1962, at the age of 39, Basil lost an arm in a farming accident. He took advantage of his time spent recovering to attend farming school, dairying equipment school, and toured various modern farms. Then Basil built one of the first milking parlors in Wisconsin and actively sought out new technology, implementing modern, innovative ideas in housing, managing, and delivering feed to cattle, and new cultivation methods. He continued to be interested in the latest farming technology to the very end of his life.

    Basil was active on the Brown County Farm Bureau board for many years. He and Joan hosted Brown County "Breakfast on the Farm", and held farm tours for many different groups.

    Although the original 1100 acre farmstead and dairy near Oneida was sold in 1995, Basil never contemplated retiring from farming. He and Joan grew a new farmstead east of Shawano and continued to crop several hundred acres of corn and soybeans.

    Right up till the last weeks he was on the 'bug' pushing brush into a pile for burning, or on the John Deere gator checking the soybeans, or proudly showing visitors, friends and family, how the corn was growing.

    Wife Joan adored the man she married 62 years ago. They were inseparable. Basil was an inspiration, a role model and even a hero to his many children and grandchildren. His ever present smile and laughter was contagious. He found happiness in everyday things, and we loved that special twinkle in his eye as he held each new grandchild, and great grandchild. Basil leaves a rich legacy of love, joy, patience and dignity to those he touched.

    Basil Rueden is survived by his wife of 62 years Joan (Van Gheem) Rueden; sons Joseph (Karen), John (Ildiko), Jeff (Joan), Warren (LouAnn), Mark (Kimberly), and Eric; daughters Janet (Michael) Oettinger, Lynn (Sam) Kujava, Merry (Paul) Hoffman, Lisa Vandehei, and Shari (David) Wickesberg; forty loving grandchildren and fourteen great-grandchildren; many other beloved family members; and many, many memories.

    Friends may call at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 145 St. Joseph Dr. Oneida from 4:30pm - 7:30pm on Thursday August 18, 2011. A parish prayer service will be held at 7pm to bring the evening to a close. Visitation will continue after 10am Friday at the church until the Celebration of the Mass at 11am with Fr. Dave Hoffman and Deacon Bobby Doxtator officiating. Please go to www.ryanfh.com to send online condolences to the family.

    Special thanks to all the staff at Good Shepard Home Services, Good Shepherd Nursing Home, and St. Mary's Hospital for their wonderful care of Basil and his family.


    Published in Appleton Post-Crescent from August 16 to August 18, 2011.

Joan Louise VanGheem

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Jacob Anthony Kujava

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

Lee Issac Kujava

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

Celena Lynn Kujava

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

Samantha Jean Kujava

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

Kelly Marie Kujava

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

Christopher Thomas Kujava

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