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Clarence Hopfensperger

M, b. May 18, 1912, d. September 21, 1964

Parents

Family: Doris F Singleton (b. May 13, 1903, d. February 23, 1989)

Biography

  • Birth: Clarence Hopfensperger was born on May 18, 1912 in Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: He died on September 21, 1964, at age 52.
  • Burial: He was buried in Riverside Cemetery, Appleton, Wisconsin.
  • Note: Appleton Post Crescent

    Tuesday, September 22, 1964

    Clarence Hopfensperger
    218 Story St. Appleton


    Age 52, passed away suddenly at 8:30 p.m. Monday. He was born May 18, 1912 in Appleton and was a member of the Catholic Order of Foresters and Holy Name Society of St. Mary Catholic Church. At the present time he was employed at Heigl's Grocery. He was manager of 11 years of the Catholic Club and was also employed by Larry's Ambulance Service for 9 years. He was chief petty officer of World War II.

    Survivors are his widow; one daughter, Mrs. Mary Lou Laux; his mother, Mrs. Anna Hopfensperger, two brothers, Edward and Joseph, all of Appleton; three sisters, Sister Mary Ann, Ladysmith, Wisconsin; Mrs. Barbara Seibold, Boulder, Colorado; Mrs. Leo Driessen, Kaukauna.

    Funeral services will be at 10:10 a.m. Thursday at St. Marys Catholic Church with interment in the Riverside Cemetery. Friends may call at the Ellenbecker Funeral Home after 7 p.m. Tuesday where the rosary will be prayed at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday.

Robert Hopfensperger

M, b. October 1, 1913, d. April 14, 1918

Parents

Biography

  • Birth: Robert Hopfensperger was born on October 1, 1913.
  • Death: He died on April 14, 1918, at age 4.
  • Burial: He was buried in Holy Angels Cemetery, Darboy, Wisconsin.
  • Note: Source: Appleton Post Crescent Obituary

    Friday, April 14, 1918

    Robert Hopfensperger

    Robert Joseph Hopfensperger, 2 years and 6 months old, the son of Joseph Hopfensperger, died this morning at his home, 1981 Gilmore St.

    The funeral will take place tomorrow morning at the Darboy Catholic Church with interment in the Darboy Catholic Cemetery.

Agnes Hopfensperger

F, b. October 12, 1925, d. October 12, 1925

Parents

Biography

  • Birth: Agnes Hopfensperger was born on October 12, 1925 in Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: She died on October 12, 1925, at age 0, in Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Burial: She was buried in Holy Angels Cemetery, Darboy, Wisconsin.

Gertrude Hopfensperger

F, b. 1904, d. September 24, 1907

Parents

Biography

  • Birth: Gertrude Hopfensperger was born in 1904.
  • Death: She died on September 24, 1907, at age ~3, in Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Burial: She was buried in Holy Angels Cemetery, Darboy, Wisconsin.

Louise Marian (Sister Manetta) Hopfensperger

F, b. January 13, 1908, d. March 17, 1989

Parents

St John High School Yearbook 1954

Biography

  • Birth: Louise Marian (Sister Manetta) Hopfensperger was born on January 13, 1908.
  • Death: She died on March 17, 1989, at age 81, in Addoloratta, Wheeling Co, Illinois.
  • Occupation: She was a Servants of Mary, Ladysmith, WI.
  • Note: A.k.a. Sister Mary Ann.

Clara Ida Rodgers

F, b. December 20, 1886, d. before 1900

Parents

Biography

  • Birth: Clara Ida Rodgers was born on December 20, 1886 in Hortonville, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: She died before 1900.

Joseph Allen Hopfensperger

M, b. September 2, 1927, d. July 12, 2017

Parents

Family: Wendy Walter

Biography

  • Birth: Joseph Allen Hopfensperger was born on September 2, 1927 in Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: He died on July 12, 2017, at age 89.
  • Burial: He was buried in Holy Angels Cemetery, Darboy, Wisconsin.
  • Note: Joseph Allen Hopfensperger passed away on July 12th at age 89, with his wife and children by his side. He was born September 2, 1927 in Appleton, the son of Joseph J. and Anna (Bendixen) Hopfensperger. He was a graduate of Appleton High School, after which, at age 17, he enlisted in the Navy during WWII and served in the submarine service aboard the USS Finback (SS 230). Following the war, he earned an undergraduate degree from Lawrence University and Master's degree from Northwestern University.

    Joe was a member of the faculty and administrative staff of Lawrence University from 1952 until his retirement in 1990. At that time, he was awarded an honorary degree from the University. While at Lawrence he served as Administrative Assistant to the President, Director of Industrial Placement, Director of Radio, Director of Theater, and Chairman of the Department of Theater and Drama. Joe left Lawrence Campus in 1977 to take over the new position of Director of Bjorklunden, the university's estate in Door County. There he initiated and directed Bjorklunden seminars, a continuing education program for adults in the arts and humanities. He also taught seminars for 9 years at The Clearing in Ellison Bay. In 1997 he was awarded the Gertrude Jupp Award for Outstanding Service to the University. In 2014 he received a Presidential Award by the University for continued contributions to Bjorklunden.

    Joe enjoyed a life-long love of the theater which he passed along to his many students at Lawrence. In addition to his love of teaching, he was a founding and active member of the Attic Theater during its first 22 years; as an actor, designer, director, and artistic director. For many years he observed and studied regional theater productions throughout Canada and the United States. He periodically went on sabbatical to London to enjoy theater in the West End, a love he developed during years of study there in the 1960s and 1970s. During his years as a student and staff member at Lawrence he was a member of Sunset Players and the National Collegiate Players, an honorary National fraternity, the American Educational Radio Association, Treasurer of the Midwest Placement Association, the United States Institute for Technical Theater, and charter and honorary life member of The Friends of Bjorklunden.

    Joe was a proud veteran and submariner. As docent at the Nautical Museum of Manitowoc he frequently gave tours of the USS Cobia (SS245). He was a life member of the US Submarine Veterans of WWII and was an officer in the US Naval reserve for more than 20 years.

    Joe was a charter member of St. Bernard Catholic church in Appleton.

    In retirement, in addition to his many travels with his wife Wendy, Joe enjoyed spending his Mondays with his ROMEO (Retired Old Men Eating Out) group as well as working as a docent at The Hearthstone in Appleton.

    He was preceded in death by his parents, three brothers: Clarence, Robert, and Edward; six sisters: Agnes, Gertrude, Marion, Louise (Sister Mary Ann O.S.M), Barbara (Seibold), and Frances (Driessen).

    He is survived by his wife of 22 years, Wendy (Walter) Hopfensperger whom he married at the Bjorklunden Chapel in Baileys Harbor; Five step children John (Heather) Williams of Arlington, VA, Theresa Powell of Missoula, MT, Michael (Linda) Williams of Bozeman, MT, Jessie Williams of Wildwood, IL, and Patrick (Jennifer) Williams of Fremont, WI; Grandchildren are Jewls, Erik, Phill, Marissa, Nora, Heidi, and Cole; great grandchildren Dustin, Greyson, Mason, and Maverick and multiple nieces and nephews.

    A memorial service will take place at 11 am on Wednesday, July 19, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 222 E. Fremont St., Appleton, with Father Dennis Ryan officiating. Friends may visit in the Sacred Heart Room at church on Wednesday from 9 am until 10:45 am. Inurnment will take place, with full military honors, on Thursday at Holy Angels Catholic Cemetery, Darboy.

    A memorial scholarship fund has been established in Joe's name at Lawrence University. In Lieu of Flowers, contributions may be made to that fund.

    Fair winds and following seas.

Edward J Hopfensperger

M, b. December 2, 1917, d. April 10, 1991

Parents

Biography

  • Birth: Edward J Hopfensperger was born on December 2, 1917 in Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: He died on April 10, 1991, at age 73, in Townsend, Oconto Co, Wisconsin.
  • Burial: He was buried in Holy Angels Cemetery, Darboy, Wisconsin.

William J Stuckart

M, b. 1934, d. September 8, 2013

Biography

  • Birth: William J Stuckart was born in 1934.
  • Marriage: He and Lillian Ann Hopfensperger were married on May 25, 1957 in St Therese Church, Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: William J Stuckart died on September 8, 2013, at age ~79.
  • Burial: He was buried in St Paul Cemetery, Combined Locks, Wisconsin.
  • Note: William J. Stuckart, Combined Locks, age 78, died Sunday September 8, 2013. He was born in Seymour to the late Jack and Adeline (Nockerts) Stuckart. Bill married Lillian Ann Hopfensperger at St. Therese Parish in Appleton on May 25, 1957. He served his country as a member of the U.S. Marine Corps. Bill worked as a barber for 12 years before his employment with U.S. Oil, from which he retired. He was a member of the Combined Locks Village Board and was Villa Hope's first financial secretary. In his younger years, he enjoyed hunting and fishing. Bill belonged to St. Paul Parish.

    Bill is survived by his children: Deborah (Joe) Scherer, Appleton; Randy (Holly), Kaukauna; Susan Beyer, Freedom; Sandra (Pete) Burke, Kimberly; Daniel (Jim Rogers), New York, NY; and Sara, Kaukauna; grandchildren: John and Jena Scherer, Billy, Kassie and Michael Stuckart, Ryan, Aaron and Matthew Beyer, Benjamin Stuckart, Andrew and Alyssa Valentyne and Alexander Stuckart; great grandchildren: Zoee Kaddatz, Dayzia Beyer, Akeisha Rohr-Beyer and Bently Stuckart; brothers: Don (Shirley) and John (Rose); sister: Theresa (Joe) Lembcke; and brothers-in-law: Donald and Gerald (Anne) Hopfensperger. He is further survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends, including his caregivers: Pam Grinbergs, Vicki Hietpas, Lori De Byl, Barb Dorn and Anne Carey; and his best buddy, Mark Towsley, who loved to lose at cribbage to Bill.

    In addition to his parents, Bill was preceded in death by his wife Lillian; siblings: Marie (Bob) Hamlin, Elizabeth (Richard) Abel, Jerry (Donna) and Jim Stuckart; and Lillian's parents: Raymond and Leone Hopfensperger.

    Visitation will be held Thursday September 12, 2013 at ST. PAUL PARISH (410 Wallace St. Combined Locks) beginning at 9:00 a.m. until time of Mass at 11:00 a.m. The Rev. Andrew Kysely will officiate. Military rites conducted by the William Verhagen American Legion Post 60 will immediately follow. Committal St. Paul Cemetery. To sign the guest book, please visit oconnellfh.com.

    The family would like to thank Bill's caregivers and his good friend and barber, Bob, for taking such good care of him through the years.

John Voigt

M, b. circa 1900

Family: Dorothy Arndt (b. circa 1900)

Biography

  • Birth: John Voigt was born circa 1900.

Dorothy Arndt

F, b. circa 1900

Family: John Voigt (b. circa 1900)

Biography

  • Birth: Dorothy Arndt was born circa 1900.

William Nelessen

M, b. September 17, 1947, d. September 17, 1947

Parents

Biography

  • Birth: William Nelessen was born on September 17, 1947 in Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: He died on September 17, 1947, at age 0, in Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Burial: He was buried in St John Cemetery, Little Chute, Wisconsin, Old/4/9 Also listed on stone at New/11/18.
  • Descendant of an Immigrant on: Maria Magdalena

Ursula A Vosters

F, b. April 29, 1927, d. August 31, 1977

Parents

Biography

  • Birth: Ursula A Vosters was born on April 29, 1927.
  • Marriage: She and Edward Hugo Welhouse were married on October 23, 1947 in St John Nepomucene Church, Little Chute, Wisconsin.
  • Death: Ursula A Vosters died on August 31, 1977, at age 50.
  • Burial: She was buried in St Mary's, Kaukauna, Wisconsin.
  • Descendant of an Immigrant on: Maria Magdalena

Thomas William Dorsey

M, b. August 25, 1886, d. July 11, 1962

Parents

Family: Coletta Rose Golden (b. June 25, 1889, d. August 12, 1987)

Biography

  • Birth: Thomas William Dorsey was born on August 25, 1886 in Town of Center, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: He and Coletta Rose Golden were married on June 9, 1915 in Hollandtown, Brown Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: Thomas William Dorsey died on July 11, 1962, at age 75, in Town of Center, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Note: Dorsey, Thomas 1962 Appleton Post Crescent dated 7/11/1962, page B-6 County Farm Unit Worker Dies at 75 - A former chairman of the old Agriculteral Adjustment Association, Thomas Dorsey, route 3, Appleton, died Wednesday at the age of 75. Dorsey worked for the AAA since it's inception in 1933. The farm service unit is now known as the Agriculteral Stabilization and Conservation Service. He was born Aug 25, 1886 in the town of Center and has been a lifelong resident of this area. Dorsey is survived by his wife and seven daughters, four sons and 40 grandchildren. Funeral arrangements are being made by Ellenbecker Funeral Home.

    1962 Appleton Post Crescent dated 7/11/1962, page D-6 Thomas Dorsey, age 75, passed away at his home. He was born Aug 25, 1886 in the town of Center and has been a lifelong resident of the area. He served as chairman of the Agriculteral Adjustment Association for 27 years. Mr. Dorsey is survived by his wife; seven daughters, Mrs Ted (Florence) Moder; and Mrs. Harold (Inez) Schroeder, both of Appleton; Mrs. Howard (Edna) Allen, Sunland, Ca.; Mrs. Thomas (Ann) Crowley, Green Bay; Mrs. William (Imelda) Keene, San Jose, CA; Mrs. Edgar (Irene) Hopfensperger, Modesta, CA.; Mrs. Floyde (Margaret) Weyenberg, Kaukauna; four sons: Thomas, Newark, Ohio; Clifford, Appleton: James, Fergus Falls, Minn.: Robert, Milwaukee; 40 grandchildren.

Coletta Rose Golden

F, b. June 25, 1889, d. August 12, 1987

Parents

Family: Thomas William Dorsey (b. August 25, 1886, d. July 11, 1962)

Biography

  • Birth: Coletta Rose Golden was born on June 25, 1889 in Hollandtown, Brown Co, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: She and Thomas William Dorsey were married on June 9, 1915 in Hollandtown, Brown Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: Coletta Rose Golden died on August 12, 1987, at age 98, in DePere, Brown Co, Wisconsin.
  • Burial: She was buried in St Mary Cemetery, Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.

Raymond Henry Hopfensperger

M, b. December 6, 1902, d. January 27, 1964

Parents

Family: Leona Regina Meulemans (b. June 29, 1905, d. February 4, 1988)

Biography

  • Birth: Raymond Henry Hopfensperger was born on December 6, 1902 in Darboy, Calumet Co, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: He and Leona Regina Meulemans were married on September 18, 1928.
  • Death: Raymond Henry Hopfensperger died on January 27, 1964, at age 61, in Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Burial: He was buried in St Joseph Cemetery, Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Note: SOURCE: APPLETON POST CRESCENT OBITUARY
    Monday, January 27, 1964

    Raymond H. Hopfensperger, 1608 N. Harriman St. age 61 passed away at 6:40 AM Monday after a one year illness. He was born December 6, 1902 in Darboy, Wi. He was employed at Hopfenspergers Bros. Meat Market for 35 years and for the past 7 years he was the manager of the Center Valley Locker Plant. He was a member of the Holy Name Society of St. Therese Catholic Church; the Knights of Columbus, Father Fitzmaurice Council; the Catholic Knights of Wisconsin.

    Mr. Hopfensperger is survived by his wife, Leone; one daughter, Mrs. William (Lillian) Stuckart, Kimberly; two sons, Gerald R., Kaukauna, Donald J., Country Club Hills, Ill.; four brothers, Hubert, Neenah; Harold, Roland and Lester, all of Appleton; five sisters, Mrs. Joseph Sprangers, Sherwood, Mrs. John Van Treeck, Kaukauna; Mrs. Thomas Sheehy, Milwaukee; Mrs. Anton Micke, Brillion; Mrs. Joseph Wildenberg, Kimberly; 12 grandchildren.

    Funeral services will be held at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday at St. Therese Catholic Church. Interment will be in St. Joseph Cemetery. Friends may call at the Wichmann Funeral Home after 2 p.m. Tuesday. Rosary will be prayed at 8 p.m. Tuesday by the Knights of Columbus, the Catholic Knights and the Holy Name Society at the Funeral Home.

Leona Regina Meulemans

F, b. June 29, 1905, d. February 4, 1988

Parents

Family: Raymond Henry Hopfensperger (b. December 6, 1902, d. January 27, 1964)

Biography

  • Birth: Leona Regina Meulemans was born on June 29, 1905 in Wrightstown, Brown Co, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: She and Raymond Henry Hopfensperger were married on September 18, 1928.
  • Death: Leona Regina Meulemans died on February 4, 1988, at age 82, in Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Burial: She was buried in St Joseph Cemetery, Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Note: Source: Appleton Post Crescent Obituary Friday, February 5, 1988

    Leona Hopfensperger 1608 N. Harriman St.,
    Appleton,

    Age 82, died Thursday, February 4, 1988 at St. Elizabeth Hospital. She was born June 29, 1905 inWrightstown. She moved to Appleton in 1928 and has been resident since then. Leona was employed by the H.C. Prange Co. for 15 years and had been a member of St. Therese Catholic Church for 60 years.

    Survivors include a daughter, Lillian Stuckart, Combined Locks; 2 sons: Donald, Lake Forest, Illinois.: Gerald, Sun Prairie; 2 brothers: Charles Meulemans, Little Chute; Ted Meulemans, Kaukauna; 14 grandchildren, many great grandchildren.

    She waspreceded in death by her husband, Raymond H. Hopfensperger, 4 brothers;Everest, Frank, August, and Felix, 2 sisters; Ann Meulemans, and CatherineSchuh. The complete funeral services will be Monday February 8, at 10 AM at St.Therese Catholic Church, Morrison at Wisconsin, With Father Daniel Gilsdorfofficiating. Interment will be in St. Josephs Catholic Cemetery. Friends may callat the Wichmann Funeral Home 537 N. Superior St. Sunday from 4 until 8 PM and Monday from 8 AM until the cortege leaves for the church. A prayer and Scriptureservice will be 7:30 PM Sunday.

Lillian Ann Hopfensperger

F, b. December 27, 1934, d. July 26, 2000

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Biography

  • Birth: Lillian Ann Hopfensperger was born on December 27, 1934 in Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: She and William J Stuckart were married on May 25, 1957 in St Therese Church, Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: Lillian Ann Hopfensperger died on July 26, 2000, at age 65, in Combined Locks, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Burial: She was buried in St Paul Cemetery, Combined Locks, Wisconsin.
  • Note: SOURCE: APPLETON POST CRESCENT OBITUARY BORN: 12/27/1934 7/27/2000 DIED: 7/26/2000
    Lillian Stuckart, 505 Margaret St., Combined Locks, age 65, died unexpectedly Wednesday, July 26, 2000 at her home. She was born December 27, 1934 in Appleton, daughter of the late Raymond and Leona (Meulmans) Hopfensperger. On May 25, 1957, Lillian married William Stuckart at St. Therese Catholic Church in Appleton. The couple resided in Combined Locks the past 40 years. Lillian enjoyed playing cards with her friends and gathering with her family. She was a member of St. Pauls Catholic Church, Combined Locks.
    Survivors include her husband, William, Combined Locks; two sons and a daughter in-law; Randy (Holly) Stuckart, Kaukauna; Dan Stuckart, and special friend, Scott, Florida; four daughters and a son in-law; Deb (Joe) Scherer, Kaukauna; Sandy Valentyne and special friend, Pete, Kimberly; Susan Beyer, Chilton; Sara Stuckart, Kimberly; 12 grandchildren; William R., Cassie and Michael Stuckart, John and Jena Scherer, Benjamin Stuckart, Andrew and Alyssa Valentyne; Ryan, Aaron and Matthew Beyer; Alexander Stuckart; two brothers; and two sisters in-law; Donald (Marge) Hopfensperger, Ill.; her twin, Gerald (Ann) Hopfensperger, Sun Prairie; numerous nieces and nephews.
    Funeral services will be held at 11 am Friday at St. Paul's Catholic Church, Combined Locks with Fr. Robert Vandenberg officiating. Burial in the parish cemetery. Friends may call directly at the church from 9 am Friday until the time of service. In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund has been established in her name. Boettcher Family Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.

Deborah Ann Stuckart

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Joseph Henry Scherer

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John William Scherer

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Jena Leone Scherer

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Randy Stuckart

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Susan Stuckart

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