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Viola Josephine Grode

F, b. June 12, 1918, d. June 7, 1995

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Family: Robert W H Rudloff (b. July 27, 1916, d. October 1, 1997)

Biography

  • Birth: Viola Josephine Grode was born on June 12, 1918 in Darboy, Calumet Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: She died on June 7, 1995, at age 76, in Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Burial: She was buried in Highland Memorial Park, Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Note: SOURCE: APPLETON POST CRESCENT OBITUARY June 8, 1995

    Viola J. Rudloff 3400 W. Brewster St., Appleton Age 76, passed away Wednesday, June 7, 1995 after an extended illness. She was born June 12, 1918 in Darboy. Survivors include a sister, Adeline Fox, Appleton; two sisters-in-law: Mildred Grode, Freedom; Gloria Grode, Little Chute; a brother-in-law, Florian "Jerry" Girard, Appleton; a special friend and ex-husband Robert Rudloff, Appleton; numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents Charles and Catherine (Wegand) Grode, three brothers and five sisters. Complete funeral services will be Saturday, June 10, 1995 at 3 p.m. at Highland Memorial Park Chapel with Father Jack Mullarkey officiating. Entombment will follow. Friends may call at Highland Chapel from 2 p.m. until the time of service. In lieu of flowers a memorial fund is being established.
  • Graduation: She graduated from Kaukauna High School in 1936.

Robert W H Rudloff

M, b. July 27, 1916, d. October 1, 1997

Family 1: Viola Josephine Grode (b. June 12, 1918, d. June 7, 1995)

Family 2: Lottie M Seekins (b. February 1, 1918, d. May 15, 1987)

Biography

  • Birth: Robert W H Rudloff was born on July 27, 1916 in Britton, Marshall Co, South Dakota.
  • Death: He died on October 1, 1997, at age 81, in Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Burial: He was buried in Highland Memorial Park, Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Note: SOURCE: APPLETON POST CRESCENT OBITUARY Friday, October 3, 1997
    Robert W. H. Rudloff Sr. Appleton

    Age 81, died on Wednesday, October 1, 1997 at Appleton Medical Center. He was born in Britten, South Dakota on Joly 27, 1916 to the late Louis and Emma (Presteen) Rudloff. Robert worked for 32 years at Kimberly Clark and to his friends will be remembered as the cowboy. Robert also served time in thje U. S. Army.

    He was preceded in death by his first wife, Lottie, in 1987, whom he was married to for 50 years; his second wife, Viola, in 1995; and his brother, Wilbert Rudloff.

    He is survived by his children; Earl (Mitzi) Rudloff, Robert (Karen) Rudloff Jr., and Helen Hackbarth, all of Appleton; Cherly (special friend Bob) Holcomb, Sun City, California; Sharon (Ken) Ninmer, Brillion; and Mary (Tony) Peterson, Manti, Utah; a brother, Harold Rudloff, Appleton; and two sisters, Bernice Van Dynhoven, Grand Chute; and Ruth Plach, Appleton. He is further survived by 16 grandchildren; 27 great grandchildren; special friends; Clarence and Betty, both of Appleton; and other relatives and friends.

    The funeral services will be Saturday, October 4, 1997 at 4 p.m. at the Valley Funeral Home, Appleton with Rev. Leon Knitt officiating. The visitation will be on Saturday at the funeral home from 1 p.m. until the time of service. In lieu of other expressions of sympathy, a memorial fund has been established.

Roland Charles Grode

M, b. April 1, 1922, d. June 8, 1994

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Biography

  • Birth: Roland Charles Grode was born on April 1, 1922 in Darboy, Calumet Co, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: He was married on June 5, 1946 in St John Nepomucene Church, Little Chute, Wisconsin.
  • Death: He died on June 8, 1994, at age 72, in Kaukauna, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Burial: He was buried in Highland Memorial Park, Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Note: SOURCE: KAUKAUNA TIMES OBITUARY June 14, 1994
    Holy Cross Rites For Roland Grode Sr.


    Roland C. Grode Sr. 1201 Rosehill Rd. Kaukauna, age72, died Wednesday, June 8, 1994 after a long, brave battle of cancer. He was born April 1, 1922 in Darboy, Calumet County, the son of the late Charles and Katherine ( Wiegand ) Grode. Roland was the youngest of ten children. Roland served in the U. S. Navy, from August 1942 to December 1945. He was Motor Machinist Mate Second Class. Rollie and his wife, Gloria farmed in the Freedom and Black Creek area for 15 years before moving to Appleton where he started R.C. Grode Excavating Company. In the 35 years spent in Appleton he was a chartered of St. Thomas More Catholic Church, chartered member of the Appleton Evening Lions Club, chartered member of the VFW Post 7692, chartered member of the Urban Klister Post 436 of the American Legion, Wrightstown, member of the American Post 38 of Appleton and former member of Appleton Elks. Rollie was a chartered member Holy Cross Catholic Church, Kaukauna.

    He is survived by his wife of 48 years, Gloria ( Tease ); 1 son and daughter in-law, Roland and Linda Grode Jr., of Kaukauna; 3 grandchildren, Kristin, Aaron and Matthew Grode; 2 sisters and 1 brother in-law, Adeline Fox, Viola Grode, and Florian Girard, all of Appleton; 1 sister in-law, Mildred Grode of Freedom. He is further survived by his wife's brothers and sisters in-law, Ken and Marilyn Tease of Kaukauna, Raymond and Ethel Verstegen of Kimberly, and Anne Tease of Appleton; 3 special godchildren, Kathy Wallace and Susan Hennes, both of Kaukauna, Julie Van Den Bogart of Hortonville; and numerous nieces and Nephews.

    He was preceded in death by 5 sisters, Laura McCurry, Mary Sprangers, Ella Heideman, Alma Girard and Rose Verstegen; and 2 brothers, Willard and Edmond Grode.

    The funeral services were Friday, June 10, at 5 PM at Holy Cross Catholic Church, Kaukauna, with the Rev. Paul Paider officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park, Appleton. Complete Military rites were held immediately following the mass performed by the VFW and American Legion Post. Pallbearers were Wayne and Floyd Grode, Don Fox, Joe Heidemann, Fred Sprangers, and Jim Verstegen. A memorial fund has been established in Mr. Grode's name. The Fargo Funeral Home, Kaukauna, was in charge of the arrangements.

Gloria L Tease

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Family: Roland Charles Grode (b. April 1, 1922, d. June 8, 1994)

Roland C Grode

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Kristin Marie Grode

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Aaron Christopher Grode

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Matthew Michael Grode

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John Francis Grafmeier

M, b. January 23, 1879, d. June 11, 1937

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Family: Margaret Klein (b. April 17, 1881, d. October 24, 1965)

Biography

  • Birth: John Francis Grafmeier was born on January 23, 1879.
  • Baptism: He was baptized on January 25, 1879 in St John Nepomucene Church, Little Chute, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: He and Margaret Klein were married on May 5, 1903.
  • Death: John Francis Grafmeier died on June 11, 1937, at age 58.
  • Burial: He was buried in Holy Cross, Kaukauna, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Note: Appleton Post Crescent
    Fri., June 11, 1937 pg. 12

    Buchanan Town Chairman Dies

    John Grafmeier, 57, Had Served on County Board Since 1925

    John Grafmeier, 57, town of Buchanan chairman and member of the Outagamie county board since 1925, died at 10:40 this morning at his home, route 3, Kaukauna. He had been ailing for about 10 weeks. Mr. Grafmeier was born in Freedom and had lived on a famr near Kaukauna since childhood. He was a member of St. Mary's Catholic church, Kaukauna, and of the Men's Catholic Order of Foresters of the church.

    As a member of the county board, Mr. Grafmeier served on the majority of important committees and was at present a member of the executive committee.

    Survivors include the widow, three sons, Carlyn, Mark and John Grafmeier, Jr., all at home.

    Arrangements for the funeral have not been completed.


    Appleton Post Crescent
    Sat., June 12, 1937 pg. 12

    JOHN GRAFMEIER
    Funeral services for John Grafmeier, 57, town of Buchanan chairman and member of the Outagamie County board since 1925, who died at 10:40 Friday morning, will be held at 9 o'clock Monday morning at St. Mary's Catholic church, Kaukauna. Burial will be in the parish cemetery. Honorary bearers will be Judge Thomas H. Ryan, Judge F. V. Heenemann, John E. Hanischel, Mike Mack, Frank Appleton and Stanley Staidl.


    Appleton Post Crescent
    Tue., June 15, 1937 pg. 7

    Hold Last Rites For Chairman of Kaukauna Town

    Large Crowd at Funeral Services for John Grafmeier

    Kaukauna-Funeral services for John Grafmeier who died Friday were held at 8:30 yesterday morning at the farm home on Highway 55 and at 9 o'clock at the St. Mary's church with the Rev. A. Roder in charge. Burial was in the Holy Cross cemetery.

    Honorary bearers were as follows; John William Ryan, Judge Fred V. Heinemann, Frank Appleton, John Hatchell, Mike Mack and Stanley Staidl. Active bearers were Henry Welhouse, John Haen, Frank Schmidt, Jacob Hank, Henry Nackers and Richard Lamers.

    Out-of-town people attending the funeral were as follows; Mr. and Mrs. Peter Halsmann, Fond du Lac; Mr. and Mrs. George Wittman, Mr. and Mrs. Hugo Wittman, Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Wittman, Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Hartzheim and Mrs. Arthur Wittman, Darboy; Mr. and Mrs.George Schafer, Mrs. Mary Mauer, Miss Margaret Thelen, Mr. and Mrs. J. Wittman, Brillion; Mr. John Hartzheim, Sherwood; Mr. and Mrs. Steve Wittman, Max Wittman, Mr. and Mrs. Steve Peters, Mrs. Margaret Van de Brandt, Mrs. F. Weyenberg, Mr. and Mrs. Art Verstegen, Mr. and Mrs. Antone Jansen, Little Chute; Mr. and Mrs. Martin Van Schingle, Freedom; Mr. and Mrs. John Lesselyoung, William and Matt Marks, Mrs. John Haag, Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Klein, Mr. and Mrs. John Baum, Appleton; the Rev. John Baum, Antigo.

Margaret Klein

F, b. April 17, 1881, d. October 24, 1965

Parents

Family: John Francis Grafmeier (b. January 23, 1879, d. June 11, 1937)

Biography

  • Birth: Margaret Klein was born on April 17, 1881 in Darboy, Calumet Co, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: She and John Francis Grafmeier were married on May 5, 1903.
  • Death: Margaret Klein died on October 24, 1965, at age 84.
  • Burial: She was buried in Holy Cross, Kaukauna, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Note: Appleton Post Crescent
    Mon., Oct. 25, 1965 pg. B8

    Mrs. John Grafmeier, Sr.
    (Margaret)
    1071/2 E. 4th St., Kaukauna

    Age 84, passed away at 5:30 p.m. Sunday after a long illness. She was born April 17, 1881 in Darboy and had been a resident of this area her entire life. She was a member of the Women's Catholic Order of Foresters, St. Mary's Catholic Church, Kaukauna, The Altar Society of the church. Mrs. Grafmeier is survived by three sons, Carl, Combined Locks; Mark, Kaukauna; John, Kimberly; one brother, Michael Klein, Kaukauna; 8 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren. Her husband preceded her in death in June 1937. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday at St. Mary's Catholic Church with the Rr. Rev. Msgr. Peter A. Salm officiating. Burial will be in Holy Cross Cemetery. Friends may call at the Greenwood Funeral Home, Kaukauna after 2 p.m. Monday. Altar society and W.C.O.F. rosary will be prayed at 7 p.m. and parish rosary will be prayed at 8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.

Jean Grafmeier

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Christopher Michael Timm

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Nicole Patricia Timm

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John Grafmeier

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Richard J Weyenberg

M, b. March 27, 1930, d. September 20, 2003

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Family: Elizabeth J Meulemans (b. September 20, 1927, d. November 5, 1996)

Biography

  • Birth: Richard J Weyenberg was born on March 27, 1930 in Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: He and Elizabeth J Meulemans were married on March 5, 1957.
  • Death: Richard J Weyenberg died on September 20, 2003, at age 73, in Kimberly, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Burial: He was buried in Holy Name Cemetery, Kimberly, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Note: Age 73, passed away at his home on September 20 after a brief battle with cancer. Dick was born in Grand Chute on March 27, 1930, son of the late Frank and Kate (De Groot) Weyenberg. On March 5, 1957 he married the former Elizabeth (Betty) Van Lieshout, (nee Meulemans) who preceded him in death on November 4, 1996. Dick left St. John’s High School, Little Chute in 1946 and enlisted in the Navy. He spent over 4 years of his 5-year tour in sea service on the Submarine Cusk. He was very proud of his service in the Navy especially of being a submariner and recently celebrated his 52nd year of continuous membership with the American Legion, Jacob Coppus post #258. During his tour the Cusk became the first submarine to fire a guided missile from its deck and Dick learned his trade for life-being a steamfitter.

    After the service Dick spent a number of years on the Great Lakes freighters. After marriage he was employed as a steamfitter/foreman by a number of Valley contractors most notably Azco, and Piping Service, Inc. He was very proud of the knowledge and art of his trade which he passed on to the many men he trained in this area.

    Besides his love for Betty, Dick had many passions in life, the least not being for bowling. This began early in his life as his father owned and operated one of the first bowling lanes in the Valley. He had a number of 300 games but as with many passions this also ran its course reaching its nadir on a wintry night when, after a truly miserable game, his bowling equipment took a dive off the Kimberly-Little Chute Bridge. It is said that the authorities still drag the river on occasion for that bowling ball. Later Dick became a dedicated horseshoe player with his friends at Silver Spur campgrounds in Gresham and Kamps Kovered Courts, Combined Locks.

    Survivors include four sons: David (Connie) Van Lieshout of Ashwaubenon; Michael (JoEllyn) Van Lieshout of Merrill; James (Barbara) Van Lieshout of Jefferson, WI; and P.J. (Patti) Weyenberg of Algoma; two daughters: JoAnne (Stephen) Celgelski of DePere and Julie Jabobson, Schofield, (Steve of Wausau); thirteen grandchildren: Lisa and Aaron Van Lieshout; John and Becca Van Lieshout; Elizabeth, James “J.J.”, and Marie Van Lieshout, Justina and Suzanne Cegelski; Thomas and Katrina Jacobson; Anna Weyenberg; Katie (Craig) Papke; one great-grandchild, Harper Joy Papke; a sister: Betty Grafmeier of Kimberly; and a sister-in-law, Germaine Weyenberg of Darboy; his faithful dog, Max; and many friends including Doug and Amy Verkuilen, the Third Street neighborhood, and the gang at Jerry Kamp’s.

    Dick was preceded in death by his parents; his wife Betty; daughters Mary Beth Goodwin (nee Van Lieshout) and Suellen Van Lieshout; a sister, Frannie Baker; a brother, Gene; a brother-in-law, Jack Grafmeier, and a grandson, Jeffrey David Van Lieshout.

    A memorial service for Dick will be held at 7:00 PM Wednesday at the funeral home chapel. Friends may call on Wednesday from 4:00 PM until the hour of the service. In keeping with Dick’s wishes the family requests that in lieu of flowers a donation be made to the Richard Weyenberg Memorial Fund.

    Jansen Fargo Funeral Home 204 E. Kimberly Avenue Kimberly, WI 54136 920-788-6202.

Elizabeth J Meulemans

F, b. September 20, 1927, d. November 5, 1996

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Family 1: John M VanLieshout (b. December 19, 1923, d. October 15, 1955)

Family 2: Richard J Weyenberg (b. March 27, 1930, d. September 20, 2003)

Biography

  • Birth: Elizabeth J Meulemans was born on September 20, 1927 in Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: She and John M VanLieshout were married on August 24, 1946.
  • Marriage: Elizabeth J Meulemans and Richard J Weyenberg were married on March 5, 1957.
  • Death: Elizabeth J Meulemans died on November 5, 1996, at age 69, in Kimberly, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Burial: She was buried in Holy Name Cemetery, Kimberly, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Note: Mrs. Richard Weyenberg
    (Elizabeth J. Meulemans)
    803 E. 3rd St.
    Kimberly

    Age 69, died Tuesday, November 5, 1996 at home peacefully in the presence of her family after a lingering illness. She was born September 20, 1927 in Appleton, the daughter of the late Felix and Adell (Appleton) Muelemans. Betty married Jack Van Lieshout on August 24, 1946; he preceded her in death on October 25, 1955. She married Richard J. Weyenberg of Little Chute on March 5. 1957. Mom loved to play Sheepshead, bowl, dance and spend her weekends up north at Silver Spur. Mom was the life of the party and made friends with all that knew her. Mom was a great cook and a great friend. She was a member of Holy Name Catholic Church and National Catholic Society of Foresters.

    She is survived by her husband, Richard Weyenberg; six children; David and Connie Van Lieshout, Ashwaubenon; Michael and JoEllyn Van Lieshout, Merrill; James and Barbara Van Lieshout, Jefferson; JoAnn and Steve Cegelski, Stevens Point; Julie and Steve Jacobson, Rothschild; Patrick 'PJ' Weyenberg and special friend, Patti Kickbusch, Algoma; 12 grandchildren; Lisa and Aaron Van Lieshout, John and Becky Van Lieshout, Elizabeth, James' JJ' and Marie Van Lieshout, Justina and Suzanne Cegelski, Thomas and Katrina Jacobson, Kate Jerow, the daughter of the late Mary Beth, a brother and sister in-law; Robert and Bea Meulemans, Winneconnie; four sisters and brothers in-law; Mary and Don Van Ooyen, Mesa, Az.; Dorothy and Robert Etka, Kimberly; Peggy and Tom Greunke, Kimberly; Jeanie and Terry Kenjeski, Kimberly; nieces and nephews and special friends. Barb Van Eperen and Mary Schuh.

    She was preceded in death by two daughters; Mary Beth Goodwin on December 6, 1981; and Suellen Van Lieshout on November 30, 1983; her grandson, Jeffery Van Lieshout on October 24, 1986; her parents; Felix on March 25, 1971 and Adell on March 21, 1995. The Mass of the Resurrection will at 11 a.m. Friday at Holy Name Catholic Church, Kimberly with Fr. Frank Weber officiating. Burial will be in Holy Name Cemetery. Friends may call at the Jansen-Fargo Funeral Home 204 E. Kimberly Ave, Kimberly from 4 unti 8 p.m. on Thursday and after 9:30 a.m. on Friday at the church until the time of services. There will be a parish prayer service at 7:30 p.m. Thursday. In lieu of flowers a memorial fund has been established.

Felix Anthony Meulemans

M, b. November 4, 1889, d. March 25, 1971

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Family: Adell M Appleton (b. August 4, 1907, d. March 21, 1995)

Biography

  • Birth: Felix Anthony Meulemans was born on November 4, 1889 in Kaukauna, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: He and Adell M Appleton were married on June 21, 1925 in St Nicholas Church, Freedom, Wisconsin.
  • Death: Felix Anthony Meulemans died on March 25, 1971, at age 81, in Kimberly, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Burial: He was buried in Holy Name Cemetery, Kimberly, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.

Adell M Appleton

F, b. August 4, 1907, d. March 21, 1995

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Family: Felix Anthony Meulemans (b. November 4, 1889, d. March 25, 1971)

Biography

  • Birth: Adell M Appleton was born on August 4, 1907 in Freedom, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: She and Felix Anthony Meulemans were married on June 21, 1925 in St Nicholas Church, Freedom, Wisconsin.
  • Death: Adell M Appleton died on March 21, 1995, at age 87, in Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Burial: She was buried in Holy Name Cemetery, Kimberly, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.

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Julie Weyenberg

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