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Petronella Gertrude Lamers

F, b. May 12, 1928, d. January 31, 2018

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Family 1: James LeClaire

Biography

  • Birth: Petronella Gertrude Lamers was born on May 12, 1928 in Town of Buchanan, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: She and Joseph Lawrence VerVoort were married on November 19, 1946 in Holy Name Church, Kimberly, Wisconsin.
  • Death: Petronella Gertrude Lamers died on January 31, 2018, at age 89.
  • Burial: She was buried in St Paul Cemetery, Combined Locks, Wisconsin.
  • Note: Nellie G. Ver Voort (Lamers), 89, passed away peacefully on January 31, 2018. She was born on May 12, 1928 to the late Arnold and Nellie Lamers. Eleven children were in the family and she was the youngest daughter. As the story goes she was the spoiled child and as she recalled “Grandpa's favorite”. She had a wonderful childhood and loved her brothers and sisters dearly.

    Mom met the love of her life Joseph Ver Voort in 1943 and they were married on November 19, 1946. He preceded her in death on August 29, 1976.

    Mom and Dad lived in Combined Locks during their entire marriage. It was a time when life was lived simply. Mom was a stay at home mom and dad worked in the mill. Mom was chief disciplinarian for 7 kids and took her job seriously! She also knew how to stretch a dollar. We had huge gardens and canned and pickled the entire summer. Mom and Dad would host corn roasts, which we loved, every summer for the neighborhood. We had many great neighbors and just as many great memories. Mom's best friend was Flossy De Goey. Every night after supper their little piece of sanity would be to play Yahtzee and would keep a running tally of wins and losses for years. Jerry Kamps Bar was a favorite neighborhood meeting spot on a Saturday night and years later people always asked how Mom and Dad were doing because they were so much fun in their younger years!

    Mom made sure we had new clothes for Easter and every Sunday we would wear our “good” clothes to church. She taught us how to be hard workers, sit quietly in church, and to be humble.

    Mom will be missed by her children: Barb Schuh, Joe (Sandy) Ver Voort, Betsy (Tony) Wisneski, Dick (Mary) Ver Voort, Jerry (Cheri) Ver Voort, Patty Ver Voort, and Terry (Lori) Ver Voort. 12 grandchildren: Joe (Heidi) Schuh, Nick (Diane) Schuh, Karen (Greg) Hartjes, Paul (Julie) Wisneski, Marie (Will) Boll, Katie (Matthew) Lephardt, Tim (Jamie) Ver Voort, Abby (Reid) Linwood, Jake Ver Voort, Max Ver Voort, Nicole Ver Voort and Nathan Ver Voort and 20 great grandchildren. She is also survived by sisters-in-law Theresa Lamers, Pat Lamers, Ellen Lamers, Marge Holcomb, Millie Ver Voort, and Sr. Jean Anthony Ver Voort.

    She was preceded in death by her parents, her son-in-law Chuck Schuh, and brothers and sisters: Harry Lamers, John (Julie) Lamers, infant sister Marie Lamers, Casey (Dorothy) Lamers, Ann (Rich) Pynenberg, Marie (Tony) Greco, Arnold (Theresa) Lamers, Harriet (Bernard) Zack, Frank Lamers, and Herman Lamers, She was also preceded in death by 14 of our dad's brothers and sisters: Harriet (Henry) Vanevenhoven, Marie (Antone) Van Nuland, Catherine Ver Voort, Peter (Ruth) Ver Voort, Arnold (Virginia) Ver Voort, Jack (Katie) (Beth) Ver Voort, Richard Ver Voort, Robert (Katie) Ver Voort, George (Joannie) Ver Voort, Agnes Ver Voort, Theresa (Frank) Van Stappen, Tony Ver Voort, Jim Ver Voort, and Marge Ver Voort.

    A Funeral Mass will be held on Saturday, February 10, 2018 at 11:00 am at St. Paul Catholic Church in Combined Locks. Fr. Andrew Kysely celebrant. Private inurnment St. Paul Cemetery. Family and friends may gather at St. Paul Catholic Church, Saturday, from 9:00 am until time of Mass.

    We cannot express our gratitude for the loving care given to Mom by the staff at St. Paul Home. We had such comfort and peace knowing how she was loved by the staff on Apple Tree Court and Poppy Lane. At the end of Mom's life, the compassionate hospice staff walked with Mom in faith and dignity along her journey home to Jesus.

Joseph Lawrence VerVoort

M, b. August 10, 1921, d. September 29, 1976

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Biography

  • Birth: Joseph Lawrence VerVoort was born on August 10, 1921 in Little Chute, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: He and Petronella Gertrude Lamers were married on November 19, 1946 in Holy Name Church, Kimberly, Wisconsin.
  • Death: Joseph Lawrence VerVoort died on September 29, 1976, at age 55.
  • Burial: He was buried in St Paul Cemetery, Combined Locks, Wisconsin.
  • Note: Joseph L. Ver Voort
    219 Lox Ct., Combined Locks
    Age 55, died at 10 a.m. Sunday after a courageous battle with cancer. He was born August 10, 1921 in Little Chute and had been employed at the Kimberly-Clark Mill in Kimberly for 26 1/2 years, until his retirement in March, 1976. He was a resident of Combined Locks for the past 30 years. He was a member of St. Paul Catholic Church, and a member of Kimberly-Clark Quarter Century Club. Mr. Ver Voort served with the army during World War II. The survivors are his wife, Nellie Lamers Ver Voort; three daughters: Mrs. Charles (Barbara) Schuh, Kaukauna; Mrs. Tony (Beetsy) Wisneski, Kimberly; and Patty, at home; four sons: Joseph Jr., Appleton; Richard, Jerry, and Terry, all at home; seven brothers: Peter, Seymour; Arnold, Kimberly; Jack, Rt. 1, Kaukauna; Robert, Kaukauna; George, Kaukauna; Tony, Sherwood; and James, Combined Locks; five sisters: Mrs. Henry (Harriet) Vanevenhoven, Kaukauna; mrs. Anton (Marie) Van Nuland, Kimberly; Sister Jean Anthony, Racine; Mrs. Frank (Theresa) Van Stappen, Little Chute; Miss Margaret, Appleton; three grandchildren: Joey, Nicky, and Karen Schuh, Kaukauna. He was preceded in death by his parents, MR. and Mrs. John Ver Voort,, his stepfather, Matt Vanden Bosch, two sisters, Agnes and Catherine, and a brother, Richard. The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at St. Paul Catholic Church, Combined Locks, with the Rev. Robert Vandenberg officiating. Interment will be in the parish cemetery. Friends may call at the Verkuilen Funeral HOme after 3 p.m. Monday and the prayer service will be at 8 p.m. Monday.

Alice Mary Stumpf

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Kent D Parker

M, b. July 6, 1937, d. June 5, 2015

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Biography

  • Birth: Kent D Parker was born on July 6, 1937.
  • Marriage: He was married on July 3, 1980.
  • Death: He died on June 5, 2015, at age 77.
  • Note: Kent "Sam" D. Parker, age 77 of Neenah, passed away peacefully on Friday morning, June 5, 2015 at Cherry Meadows Hospice. He was born on July 6, 1937 to Verne and Maeford (Jenkins) Parker and on July 3, 1980, he married Linda Courthurst.

    Sam was a former employee of the City of Neenah, having worked in many different departments. In his free time he enjoyed fishing and camping, and could always be found singing and dancing.

    He leaves behind his wife of almost 35 years, Linda; his children: Kevin, Lori, Chris, Bill, John, Rick, Kent, and Dennis, as well as his step-son, Troy, and their families. He was preceded in death by his parents, one brother, and one sister.

    A memorial gathering for Sam will be held from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Monday, June 8, 2015 at Short Branch, 1102 Harrison St., Neenah.

    Westgor Funeral Home

    205 W. Doty Ave.

    Neenah 722-7151

    Online Condolences:

    www.westgorfuneralhomes.com.

Vernon Parker

M, b. January 24, 1914, d. March 1976

Family: Maeford D Jenkins (b. October 21, 1916, d. March 28, 2006)

Biography

  • Birth: Vernon Parker was born on January 24, 1914.
  • Death: He died in March 1976, at age 62, in Neenah, Winnebago Co, Wisconsin.

Maeford D Jenkins

F, b. October 21, 1916, d. March 28, 2006

Family: Vernon Parker (b. January 24, 1914, d. March 1976)

Biography

  • Birth: Maeford D Jenkins was born on October 21, 1916 in Rhinelander, Oneida Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: She died on March 28, 2006, at age 89.

Kathleen Ann Stumpf

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Louise Ann Kadow

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Paul Matthew Stumpf

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Christy Clemens

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Thomas Henry Stumpf

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Ann Katherine Mader

F, b. June 6, 1941, d. February 27, 2014

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Biography

  • Birth: Ann Katherine Mader was born on June 6, 1941 in Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: She died on February 27, 2014, at age 72, in Kaukauna, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Burial: She was buried in Holy Angels Cemetery, Darboy, Wisconsin.
  • Note: Ann K. Stumpf, Kaukauna, age 72, died Thursday February 27, 2014 peacefully at home surrounded by her family. She was born in Kaukauna on June 6, 1941 to the late Ralph and Marie (Welhouse) Mader. Ann married Tom Stumpf at Sacred Heart Parish in Sherwood on November 27, 1961. She was an active member of St. Aloysius Parish. Ann enjoyed playing Sheepshead, traveling, sewing, canning, gardening, baking and was a gifted quilter. She was also a 4-H leader for the Buchanan Badgers. Ann was employed as the Town of Buchanan Treasurer for 18 years and also worked at Kaukauna Cheese until her retirement. She treasured more than anything spending time with her twenty-five grandchildren and will be warmly remembered by many for her family pumpkin stand.

    Ann is survived by her husband of 52 years, Tom; children: Luke (Darlene), Kaukauna; Greg (Chris), Dodgeville; Bridget (Keith) Van Zeeland, Kaukauna; Mark (Nancy), Combined Locks; Amy (Troy) Arneson, Blue Mounds; Brian (Kim), Kaukauna; Tom Jr. (Margie), Woodstock, IL; and Angela (Dan) Sprangers, Appleton; grandchildren: Leah, John and Mikayla Stumpf; Kennedy, Madison and Liam Stumpf; Tyler, Steve and Ashley Van Zeeland; Bo, Mason, Alayna and Lydia Stumpf; Brady, Logan and Lexi Arneson; Ethan and Kaylee James; Isaac and Zachery Stumpf; Daniel, Kathleen and Caroline Stumpf; and Simon and Graham Sprangers; siblings: Ruth (Paul) Stumpf, Charlie (Judy) Mader, Mike (Becky) Mader and Marie Zirbel; and brothers and sisters-in-law: Sr. Bridget Stumpf, Pat (Phyllis) Stumpf, Roger (Doris) George, Ellen Lamers, Alice Parker, Kathleen Stumpf, Joe (Joan) Stumpf, John (Lynn) Stumpf, Clarence Wolfinger, Karen Mader and Bill Kempen. She is further survived by other relatives and friends.

    In addition to her parents, Ann was preceded in death by her father and mother-in-law: Joseph and Isabel Stumpf; siblings: Jim Mader, Dorothy Kempen and Barb Wolfinger; and brothers and sisters-in-law: Harvey (Theresa, Shirley) Stumpf, Eugene (Casilda) Stumpf, Herman Lamers and Patrick Zirbel.

    Visitation will be held Sunday, March 2, 2014 at O'CONNELL FUNERAL HOME (1776 E. Main St. Little Chute) beginning at 4:00 p.m. until time of Vigil Service at 7:30 p.m. Visitation will continue Monday at the FUNERAL HOME from 10:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. We will then proceed to ST. KATHARINE DREXEL PARISH - ST. ALOYSIUS CHURCH (2401 Main Ave. Kaukauna) for a Funeral Mass at 12:00 Noon. Committal Holy Angels Cemetery - Darboy. A memorial has been established. To sign the guest book, please visit oconnellfh.com.

    Ann's family would like to thank Dr. Avi Bar-Lev and the staff at the Martha Siekman Cancer Center and St. Paul Hospice for the love and care given to her.

Joseph James Stumpf

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John Frank Stumpf

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Lynn Catherine Hoehne

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Margaret Mary Wallace

F, b. September 17, 1905, d. January 12, 1973

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  • Father: Daniel Wallace (b. December 27, 1860, d. January 24, 1946)
  • Mother: Helena Grode (b. December 6, 1882, d. October 20, 1969)

Biography

  • Birth: Margaret Mary Wallace was born on September 17, 1905 in Darboy, Calumet Co, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: She and Henry Anton Stumpf were married on November 19, 1934 in Holy Angels Church, Darboy, Wisconsin.
  • Death: Margaret Mary Wallace died on January 12, 1973, at age 67, in Neenah, Winnebago Co, Wisconsin.
  • Burial: She was buried in St Margaret Mary Cemetery, Neenah, Wisconsin.
  • Note: SOURCE: APPLETON POST CRESCENT OBITUARY BORN: 9/17/1905 DIED: 1/12/1973
    Mrs. Henry Stumpf (Margaret Wallace) 676 Chestnut St. Neenah age 67, passed away Friday morning following a lengthy illness. She was born September 17, 1905 in Darboy and she had been Neenah residence for the past 38 years. She was a member of St. Margaret Mary Catholic Church and the Sanctuary So. of the church. She was a member of the American Legion Aux. of Darboy and the Catholic Knights Branch # 56. Survivors are her husband, Henry; two daughters, Mrs. Harwood (Mae) Stellmacher, Baraboo; Mrs. Jack (Margaret) Kosloske, Bowling Green, Ky. and two sons, Roy, Green Bay and Robert, Neenah; four brothers, James Wallace, Readfield; Daniel, Combined Locks; and John and Clem Wallace, both of Darboy; four sisters, Mrs. Peter (Rosella) Farrell, Freedom; Mrs. Joseph (Isabell) Stumpf, Darboy; Mrs. William (Catherine) |Vanden Elzen, Appleton; Mrs. Michael (Beatrice) Buchinger, Kaukauna; 12 grandchildren.
    Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday at the Kessler Funeral Home and at 11 a.m. st St. Margaret Mary Catholic Church with Rev. Eugene Hotchkiss officiating. Interment will be in St. Margaret Mary Cemetery, Neenah. Friends may call at the Kessler Funeral Home from 6 until 9 p.m. Sunday where the rosary will be prayed at 8 p.m. Sunday evening.

Henry Anton Stumpf

M, b. August 22, 1895, d. October 24, 1997

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Biography

  • Birth: Henry Anton Stumpf was born on August 22, 1895 in Darboy, Calumet Co, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: He and Margaret Mary Wallace were married on November 19, 1934 in Holy Angels Church, Darboy, Wisconsin.
  • Death: Henry Anton Stumpf died on October 24, 1997, at age 102, in Neenah, Winnebago Co, Wisconsin.
  • Burial: He was buried in St Margaret Mary Cemetery, Neenah, Wisconsin.
  • Note: SOURCE: APPLETON POST CRESCENT OBITUARY
    Saturday, October 25, 1997

    Henry A. Stumpf
    676 Chestnut St.
    Neenah,
    Age 102, died Friday, October 24, 1997. He was born August 22, 1895 in Darboy, son of the late Frank and Louise (Schwalbach) Stumpf.

    He is survived by two sons, Roy (Hallie) Stumpf, Green Bay, Robert (Jeanne) Stumpf, Neenah; two daughters, Mae (Howie) Stellmacher,Baraboo; Margaret Stumpf, Appleton; 12 grandchildren; Mary Jean (Jim) Hujet,Barbara Giese, Deborah Stumpf, Roy (Sarah ) Stumpf, all of Green Bay; John (Jenna) Stellmacher, Jefferson, Brian (Crea) Stellmacher, Baraboo, Rob ( Beth)Stellmacher, Bolingbrook, Ill. Ken (Tracy) Stellmacher, Reno, Navada; Carrie (Larry)Smits, Green Bay; Chayne(Tammy) Kosloske, San Francisco, Ca. Rob Stumpf,Appleton; Jill ( Steve) Bauer, Neenah; 8 great grandchildren; Jason and Rick Hujet, Shannon and Ashley Giese, Michael and Bailey Stellmacher, Bruk Kosloske, and Jordan Bauer. A brother in-law; John Wallace; two sisters in-law;Margaret Wallace and Gerry Wallace; many nieces and nephews.

    Henry was preceded in death by his wife, Margaret, January 12, 1973; two brothers; JohnStumpf, and Joseph Stumpf, two sisters, Mayme Stumpf, and Isabell Meehl; seven sisters in-law; Margaret Stumpf, Isabell Stumpf, Rose Sprangers, BeatriceBuchinger, Catherine Vanden Elzen, Stella Wallace, Josie Wallace; seven brothers in-law; Matthew Sprangers, Michael Buchinger, William Vanden Elzen, James Wallace, Michael Meehl, Daniel Wallace, Clem Wallace.

    Henry farmed with his brothers prior to serving his country in active combat during WWI. He fought in four major battles in France and Germany, receiving the Silver Star for gallantry in action during the Meuse Argonne Offense. After his return fromactive duty he resumed farming and started a trucking career. He continued trucking until his retirement at age 72. He founded the Darboy American LegionPost and served as its first commander for ten years. On October 17, 1934 hemarried Margaret Wallace of Darboy. Henry and his wifeMargaret moved to Neenah and were charter members of St. Margaret Mary Catholic Church, Neenah. They remained active members until their death. He was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, the WWI Veterans, Catholic Knights and the Sunbeam Singers. Mr. Stumpf especially enjoyed music, singing and entertaining other on many occasions.

    Funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, October 27, 1997, at St. Margaret Mary Church with Rev. David Koch officiating. Interment will be in St. Margaret Cemetery, Neenah. Friends may call at the Kessler Funeral Home from 5 to 8 p.m. Sunday and at the church from 10 a.m. Monday until the time of the service. A prayer service will be held at 7 :45 p.m. Sunday. A memorial has been established.