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Melissa Marie Sprangers

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  • Descendant of an Immigrant on: America

Paul Cornelius DeGroot

M, b. April 24, 1923, d. June 12, 2006

Parents

Family: Patricia Schultz (b. February 19, 1927, d. March 27, 2016)

Biography

  • Birth: Paul Cornelius DeGroot was born on April 24, 1923 in Combined Locks, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: He and Patricia Schultz were married on June 9, 1951 in Menasha, Winnebago Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: Paul Cornelius DeGroot died on June 12, 2006, at age 83, in Kaukauna, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Burial: He was buried in Holy Name Cemetery, Kimberly, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Note: June 15, 2006

    DeGroot, Paul C. Paul C. DeGroot, formerly of Kimberly, passed away Monday, June 12, 2006, at St. Paul Elder Services surrounded by his family. Paul was born in Combined Locks on April 24, 1923, son of the late John and Johanna (Hanegraaf) DeGroot. The former Patricia Schultz became his bride on June 9, 1951, in Menasha; she survives. During World War II, Paul served as a member of the United States Army Air Corps and was a former member of the William Verhagen Post #60 of the American Legion in Kimberly. Paul began working for The Post-Crescent as a photographer, and retired later as a circulation supervisor. Paul enjoyed hunting, fishing, golfing, and keeping fit. Many will recall his willingness as a volunteer at both the Salvation Army and Meals on Wheels.

    Paul is survived by his wife of fifty-five years: Pat DeGroot, Kaukauna; a daughter, Nancy Vandenberg, Appleton and her children Gordy, Tim, and Kristin; a son: Jeff DeGroot, Appleton; a brother, Lawrence (Joanne) DeGroot, Kimberly; three sisters: Ella DeWees, California; Evelyn Riley, Appleton, and Theresa Sanders, California.

    Paul was preceded in death by his parents, a son-in-law John Vandenberg in 2001, brothers: Adrian, Ambrose, Eugene, Jack, and Maurice; and sister, Mary Lou and Grace.

    A private funeral liturgy for Paul's family was previously held at Holy Spirit Parish in Kimberly.

    Paul had been a resident at St. Paul Elder Services for four years, and the family would like to extend their thanks to the entire staff for making his stay comfortable and home-like. Your kindness will never be forgotten.

    Jansen Fargo Funeral Home

    204 E. Wisconsin Avenue

    Kimberly 920-788-6202

    www.fargofuneralhomes.com.

Patricia Schultz

F, b. February 19, 1927, d. March 27, 2016

Parents

Family: Paul Cornelius DeGroot (b. April 24, 1923, d. June 12, 2006)

Biography

  • Birth: Patricia Schultz was born on February 19, 1927.
  • Marriage: She and Paul Cornelius DeGroot were married on June 9, 1951 in Menasha, Winnebago Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: Patricia Schultz died on March 27, 2016, at age 89.
  • Note: Patricia "Pat" DeGroot, 89, passed away on Sunday, March 27, 2016 at home. Pat was born on February 19, 1927 to Harry and Julienne (LeComte) Schultz.

    Pat is survived by her daughter, Nancy Vandenberg, three grandchildren; Gordon (Nicole) Vandenberg, Timothy Vandenberg, Kristin (Gregory Jr.) Johnson, three great grandchildren; Jaxon Vandenberg, Camden Vandenberg and Sylvia Johnson, a sister Donna Schultz, very special friends; Ann VanDyke and Joann Jantz, other relatives and friends. Pat was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Paul, a son Jeffrey and a son-in-law John Vandenberg.

    The memorial service for Pat will be held on Saturday, April 2, 2016 at 2:00 PM at the FARGO FUNERAL HOME, 400 W. Wisconsin Ave., Kaukauna. A time of visitation will be held from 12:00 PM until the time of the service at the funeral home. Online condolences may be expressed at www.wichmannfargo.com. Pat was greatly loved and will be missed.

    "I Lived - I Died"
    Published in Appleton Post-Crescent on Mar. 31, 2016.

Jeffrey J DeGroot

M, b. August 22, 1956, d. March 27, 2010

Parents

Biography

  • Birth: Jeffrey J DeGroot was born on August 22, 1956.
  • Death: He died on March 27, 2010, at age 53.
  • Note: March 30, 2010


    DeGroot, Jeffrey J.


    Jeffrey John DeGroot, age 53, passed away unexpectedly at his home on Saturday, March 27, 2010. Jeff was born on August 22, 1956, the son of Paul and Patricia DeGroot. Jeff was a 1974 graduate of Kimberly High School. He enjoyed skiing, snowmobiling, windsurfing, kayaking, movies and books.

    Jeff will be sadly missed by his sister, Nancy Vandenberg of Appleton; niece, Kristin (Gregory) Johnson; nephews: Gordy Vandenberg and his fiancee, Nicole, and Tim Vandenberg.

    Jeff was preceded in death by his father, Paul DeGroot and brother-in-law, John Vandenberg.

    Funeral Services for Jeff will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, March 31, 2010, at the Fargo Funeral Home, with Chaplain Jordan Kuczwara officiating. Friends will be received at the funeral home from 5 p.m. until the time of service. In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund has been established in Jeff's name.

    Fargo Funeral Home

    400 W. Wisconsin Avenue

    Kaukauna 920-766-6200

    Online condolences

    www.wichmannfargo.com.

John Mary VanDenWymelenberg

M, b. June 10, 1923, d. August 1, 2001

Parents

Family: Janet Glawe (b. January 18, 1926, d. April 4, 1999)

Biography

  • Birth: John Mary VanDenWymelenberg was born on June 10, 1923.
  • Marriage: He and Janet Glawe were married on September 3, 1949 in St Willebrord Church, Green Bay, Wisconsin.
  • Death: John Mary VanDenWymelenberg died on August 1, 2001, at age 78, in Green Bay, Brown Co, Wisconsin.
  • Burial: He was buried in Fort Howard Memorial Park, Green Bay, Wisconsin.
  • Note: Source: Greenbay Press Gazette Obituary Thursday, August 2, 2001 John M. VanDenWymelenberg Green Bay

    Age 78, died Wednesday, August 1, 2001. He was born June 10, 1923 to the late Arnold and Eleanor (Weyenberg) VanDenWymelenberg. On September 3, 1949, he married Janet Glawe at St. Willebrord Catholic Church. He was a graduate of Central Catholic High School in the Class of 1942. He served in the Eighth Air Force during World War II and was a Sergeant in the Maintenance Division. Returning from Service in late November 1945, he joined his father and brother, Jerry in Van's Hardware. In 1958, he and his brother, Jerry started the Downtowner Motel with the late Bernard Garot who was an additional partner. Jaynard Publishing was started by John in 1963, publishing a book called Howdy Neighbor that described the Green Bay area and its attractions to newcomers. John was part of a small group of people who formed the Green Bay Area Convention Bureau, Inc. a non-profit organization in 1963. He took a leadership role in the development of the Bureau over the last 35 years. He gave of his time, business advice and creative ideas without compensation. The result was that the bureau became recognized in the state and the country as one of the most successful tourism organizations ever created. Without John's contributions the Bureau would have never reached its level of success. The Packer Hall of Fame began in 1967. Once again, it was John Van's efforts and leadership that developed the Hall of Fame into a star attraction in Wisconsin. Without John's creative mind, exhibits would not have been built and financed. Not only did John do all of his work without pay, he also donated money to the Hall of Fame several times. It is John who deserves a lot of credit for developing the Green Bay area as a major tourism destination for the region. John was a founding member of the UWGB Ecumenical Foundation and served as president to that foundation from 1981 to 1996. John was a member of the Board of Directors as well as Treasurer for the Ecumenical Center from its inception. He remained on the board until the time of his death. John was a Board Member of Retreats International through Notre Dame University. He was founding Director of East Bank and was a Board Member of Valley Bank and M&I Bank Northeast and remained a very active member of those boards until the time of his death. John was instrumental in forming the Visitors and Convention Bureau in 1963, serving as an Officer and Director and finally, as Chairman. John became involved with the formation of Promotion Management Inc. (PMI), a private non-stock organization in 1983. PMI was involved in a different level of tourism economic development. The Visitor Convention Bureau took over the operation of the Brown County Veteran's Memorial Arena in 1974. The Visitor and Convention Bureau developed a plan to build and finance an Exhibition Hall to be attached to the Arena. In 1986, they began operation of that hall. John played a key role in the development and financing of this project. John was a member of the Board of Directors of St. Mary's Hospital, Green Bay. He played a major role in the development of the new patient care facility both personally and financially.John was a member of the Green Bay Noon Serra Club. He was a financial supporter of the Green Bay Botanical Garden through the memory of his late wife, Janet. In memory of his wife, Janet, he also supported the City Stadium Project at East High School in Green Bay. In addition to these organizations, John generously gave financially as well as his time and talent to open the doors of opportunity to many individuals and non-profit organizations in need. He supported many more charitable organizations than are possible to enumerate here, reaching not only locally but nationally and internationally.

    Survivors include his four daughters and sons-in-law: Susan and Terry Martell, Ashwaubenon; Linda and Wolfgang Boss, Minneapolis, Minnesota; Mary Ann and Douglas Hunt, Madison; Kathy and Tom Rolling, Ashwaubenon; 11 grandchildren; one great-grandchild; one brother and sister-in-law, Gerald and Marie Van Den Wymelenberg, Green Bay; two sisters, Mrs. Ovid (Marcey) Albertson, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; and Mrs. William (Ruth) Merkey, Green Bay.

    He was preceded in death by his wife, Janet; and an infant son, Robert John.

    Friends may call at Blaney Funeral Home, l52l Shawano Ave. Green Bay from 4 to 9 p.m. today (Friday). There will be a Parish Wake Service at 7 p.m. today (Friday). Friends may also call at St. Agnes Catholic Church, 1484 Ninth Street from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday. The Mass of Christian Burial will be at ll AM Saturday at the church, with the Most Rev. Aloysius J. Wycislo officiating. Concelebrating will be Rev. Richard Getchel, Msgr. Roy Klister and Rev. Richard Mauthe will serve as Homilist. In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund has been established.

    John's family is extremely grateful for the loving care and support provided by Bonnie Warren.
  • Descendant of an Immigrant on: Maria Magdalena

Janet Glawe

F, b. January 18, 1926, d. April 4, 1999

Parents

Family: John Mary VanDenWymelenberg (b. June 10, 1923, d. August 1, 2001)

Biography

  • Birth: Janet Glawe was born on January 18, 1926.
  • Marriage: She and John Mary VanDenWymelenberg were married on September 3, 1949 in St Willebrord Church, Green Bay, Wisconsin.
  • Death: Janet Glawe died on April 4, 1999, at age 73.
  • Burial: She was buried in Fort Howard Memorial Park, Green Bay, Wisconsin.

Gerald VanDenWymelenberg

M, b. August 23, 1916, d. February 14, 2012

Parents

Biography

  • Birth: Gerald VanDenWymelenberg was born on August 23, 1916 in Wrightstown, Brown Co, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: He and Marie Celina Hendricks were married on May 4, 1940 in DePere, Brown Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: Gerald VanDenWymelenberg died on February 14, 2012, at age 95.
  • Burial: He was buried in Fort Howard Memorial Park, Green Bay, Wisconsin.
  • Note: Gerald Van Den Wymelenberg, "Jerry Van", 95, passed away on Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2012, with family by his side and with him in prayer. He was born on Aug. 23, 1916, in the Village of Wrightstown, to the late Arnold and Eleanore Van Den Wymelenberg.

    On May 4, 1940, he married Marie Hendricks at St. Mary's Catholic Church in De Pere. In 2006, Gerald and Marie celebrated their 66th wedding anniversary prior to Marie's death on Dec. 2, 2006. The Van's have been longtime members of Annunciation Parish where Jerry was an usher and a member of the Finance Committee.

    Jerry graduated from St. Norbert High School in 1935. After graduation, he began working with his father at Van's Hardware on Dousman Street in Green Bay. The Van family operated the store until the sale of the business in 1973.

    In 1958, Jerry and John Van (his brother) purchased land and built the Downtowner Motel on Washington Street in Green Bay. The late Bernard Garot was also a partner until 1973. In 1993, the business was sold to Jerry's son, Paul. He continued working with his son in the business until 2010, when he became a resident of Renaissance Assisted Living.

    Jerry was appointed to the Green Bay Planning Commission from 1964 to 2004. He also served on the Brown County Planning Commission from 1974 to 2001.

    Jerry was a founding member of the Ecumenical Foundation, which was formed in 1981. He served as Treasurer for the Newman Center at UW-Green Bay.

    Jerry was involved in the banking industry for 23 years serving as a Director for West Bank & Trust, United Bank, Valley Bank and M&I.

    He served on the Advisory Board of St. Mary's Hospital for 23 years. Jerry promoted and attended retreats at Monte Alverno Retreat House in Appleton for 37 years. He was a member of the Visitor & Convention Bureau for 25 years. He was also a member of the Knights of Columbus.

    Since 1935, he was an Amateur Radio operator, with call letters--W9VOW. During the Korean War, he relayed messages for Army personnel to their loved ones in the Green Bay area. He was a Charter Member of Green Bay Mike & Key Club since 1946.

    Most important to Jerry's life was his wife, Marie and the wonderful family that they nurtured together. He "lived his love" for God and family. He is survived by four children and their spouses, Rosemary (Wade) Ritchie, Paul (Susan) Van Den Wymelenberg, Jean (Arthur) Wieber, Helen (Kenneth) Fisher; 11 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren and one sister, Ruth Merkey.

    Jerry was preceded in death by his wife, Marie; infant daughter, Carol Ann; and a great-grandson, Ryan Fischer. He was also preceded in death by a brother-in-law, Bill Merkey; a sister and her husband, Marcella and Al Albertson; a brother and his wife, John and Janet Van Den Wymelenberg; and Marie's brother and his wife, Sylvester and Helen Hendricks.

    Friends may call at Blaney Funeral Home, 1521 Shawano Ave., from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 16, 2012. A Parish Wake service will be held at 7:30 p.m. Thursday. Visitation will continue from 10 to 11 a.m. Friday, Feb. 17, 2012, at St. Joseph Catholic Church, corner of Ninth St. and 12th Ave., Green Bay. The Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at the church with Rev. Donald Everts officiating. Rev. Richard Mauthe will present the homily. Burial will be in Fort Howard Memorial Park. To send online condolences, please go to www.BlaneyFuneralHome.com

    The Van Den Wymelenberg Family wishes to express their gratitude to Dr. Daniel Lemkuil, Dr. Christopher Wolfram and the staff of Renaissance Assisted Living and Rennes Nursing Home for their special care and support.

    In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund has been established.


    Published in Green Bay Press-Gazette from February 15 to February 17, 2012.
  • Descendant of an Immigrant on: Maria Magdalena

Marie Celina Hendricks

F, b. July 27, 1913, d. December 2, 2006

Parents

Biography

  • Birth: Marie Celina Hendricks was born on July 27, 1913 in Little Chute, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: She and Gerald VanDenWymelenberg were married on May 4, 1940 in DePere, Brown Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: Marie Celina Hendricks died on December 2, 2006, at age 93.
  • Burial: She was buried in Fort Howard Memorial Park, Green Bay, Wisconsin.
  • Note: December 4, 2006

    Van Den Wymelenberg, Marie (Hendricks) Marie (Hendricks) Van Den Wymelenberg, 93, passed away Dec. 2, 2006.

    She was born July 27, 1913, to the late Theodore and Bertha Hendricks. On May 4, 1940, she married Gerald Van Den Wymelenberg at St. Mary's Catholic Church in De Pere. They celebrated their sixty-sixth wedding anniversary this year. Mr. and Mrs. Van Den Wymelenberg have been longtime members of Annunciation Parish.

    Marie enjoyed knitting hats, gloves and scarves for her children and grandchildren. She also made each child and grandchild a special afghan. Mrs. Van Den Wymelenberg donated over 2,500 hours knitting caps and mittens for the Mary Guild of St. Mary's Hospital. She made Packers Green and Gold caps and booties for newborn infants at St. Mary's Hospital and also made many items for The Salvation Army. The Thursdays that Marie spent with her "Craft Ladies" were very special times for her.

    She is survived by her husband, Gerald, four children and their spouses, Rosemary (Wade) Ritchie, Paul (Susan) Van Den Wymelenberg, Jean (Art) Wieber and Helen (Ken) Fisher; 11 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren and two sisters-in-law, Marcella Albertson and Ruth Merkey.

    Marie was preceded in death by an infant daughter, Carol Ann, and a great-grandson, Ryan Fischer. She was also preceded in death by a brother and sister-in-law, Sylvester and Helen Hendricks, a brother-in-law and his wife, John and Janet Van Den Wymelenberg, brothers-in-law, William Merkey and Al Albertson and special cousins Anna, Agnes and Lawrence Coonen and Nettie Van Deurzen and her husband, Lawrence.

    Friends may call at Blaney Funeral Home, 1521 Shawano Ave. from 4 to 8 p.m. Monday (today). A Parish Wake Service will be held at 7:30 p.m. this evening. To accommodate the handicap and the elderly the visitation will continue from 10 to 11 a.m. Tuesday at St. Agnes Catholic Church, 1484 Ninth Street. The Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the church with Rev. Richard Getchel officiating. Burial will be in Fort Howard Memorial Park Cemetery.

    The Van Den Wymelenberg family wishes to express their gratitude to the staff of GrandCare for their special care and support.

    In lieu of flowers a memorial fund has been established. To send online condolences please go to www.BlaneyFuneralHome.com.

Marcella VanDenWymelenberg

F, b. October 30, 1917, d. May 7, 2008

Parents

Biography

  • Birth: Marcella VanDenWymelenberg was born on October 30, 1917 in Little Chute, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: She and Ovid A Albertson were married on August 11, 1943 in Little Chute, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: Marcella VanDenWymelenberg died on May 7, 2008, at age 90, in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.
  • Note: May 10, 2008

    Albertson, Marcella Van
    Marcella Van Albertson, 90, passed away on May 7, 2008, in Oklahoma City. She was born Oct. 30, 1917, in Wrightstown, Wis., the daughter of Arnold and Elenor Van Den Weymelenburg. On Aug. 11, 1943, she married Ovid A. Albertson. She was a longtime member of Christ the King Church. Marcy enjoyed sewing, quilting and donated many hand made craft projects to charities. She was a powerhouse of activity serving as a PTA president, a homeroom mother, scouting den mother, a dress designer and she loved fabric and color. She made vestments for the Church and was always involved in family, community and Church.
    She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Ovid A. "Al" Albertson; a brother and sister-in-law, John Van Den Wymelenberg and wife, Janet; a sister-in-law, Marie Van Den Wymelenberg; and a brother-in-law, William Merkey.
    Survivors include four children, Cindy Silk, Bruce Albertson and wife, Susan, Dennis Albertson and wife, Darla, Jon Albertson; a sister, Ruth Merkey; a brother, Gerald Van Den Wymelenberg; five grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren; and many special nieces and nephews.
    The Albertson family wishes to express their thanks to Jessie, Pam, Mary and Amelia for their many hours of love and care for our mother. Memorial donations may be made to Maryknoll Father's and Brother's, P.O. Box 336, Maryknoll, NY 10545-0336.
    Visitation was from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday at Smith & Kernke, 14624 N. May Avenue. Mass of Christian Burial was held at 1 p.m., Friday, May 9, 2008, at Christ the King Catholic Church. Interment in the Resurrection Memorial Cemetery.
    Smith & Kernke
    14624 N. May Avenue
    405-302-0021.
  • Descendant of an Immigrant on: Maria Magdalena

Ovid A Albertson

M, b. July 5, 1914, d. August 30, 1988

Biography

  • Birth: Ovid A Albertson was born on July 5, 1914.
  • Marriage: He and Marcella VanDenWymelenberg were married on August 11, 1943 in Little Chute, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: Ovid A Albertson died on August 30, 1988, at age 74, in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

Ruth Marie VanDenWymelenberg

F, b. September 6, 1920, d. June 4, 2012

Parents

Family: William John Merkey (b. September 20, 1898, d. February 5, 1981)

Biography

  • Birth: Ruth Marie VanDenWymelenberg was born on September 6, 1920 in Little Chute, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: She and William John Merkey were married on September 26, 1946 in Little Chute, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: Ruth Marie VanDenWymelenberg died on June 4, 2012, at age 91.
  • Burial: She was buried in Fort Howard Memorial Park, Green Bay, Wisconsin.
  • Note: Ruth Marie (VanDenWymelenberg) Merkey, 91, Green Bay, passed away Monday, June 4, 2012, with her nieces and nephews by her side and with her in prayer. She was born Sept. 6, 1920, in Green Bay, to the late Arnold and Eleanore (Weyenberg) VanDenWymelenberg.

    On Sept. 26, 1946, she married William John Merkey at Annunciation Catholic Church in Green Bay. They enjoyed 34 years of marriage.

    Ruth was preceded in death by her husband, William. She was also preceded in death by her brothers and their wives, Jerry and Marie VanDenWymelenberg, John and Janet VanDenWymelenberg; and her sister and her husband, Marcella and Ovid "Al" Albertson.

    Ruth graduated from St. Joseph Academy and St. Mary's Hospital School of Nursing in Green Bay. She also received her Certificate in Public Health Nursing from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor.

    She was employed as a Public Health Nurse in Green Lake County, WI. She started a Medical Equipment Loan Closet in Green Lake County, which was the first county in the State to test all school children for hearing loss. Due to the successful detection of children with hearing difficulty, the program was adopted throughout the state of Wisconsin.

    Ruth was President of the Altar Society at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Berlin, and President of the Altar Society at SS. Edward & Isidore Catholic Church in Flintville. She was also a member of the Community of Christian Women at St. Agnes Catholic Church in Green Bay.

    She volunteered at Grancare Nursing Home and at the St. Vincent de Paul store in Green Bay, for many years. For 50 years, Ruth was a member of the Brown County Association for Home and Community Education (HCE), formerly known as Brown County Homemakers.

    Ruth was proficient in sewing, needlepoint, embroidery, knitting, ceramics and many other craft projects. She was also an avid reader and a strong supporter of Catholic vocations.

    Ruth is survived by her nieces and nephews, Rosemary (Wade) Ritchie, Green Bay; Paul (Sue) VanDenWymelenberg, Lakewood; Jean Ann (Art) Wieber, Green Bay; Helen (Ken) Fisher, Sturgeon Bay; Lucinda Silk, Oklahoma City, OK; Bruce (Susan) Albertson, Oklahoma City, OK; Dennis (Darla) Albertson, Shawnee, OK; Jon Albertson, Moore, OK; Susan (Terry) Martell, Oneida; Linda (Wolfgang) Boss, Plymouth, MN; Mary Ann (Douglas) Hunt, Middleton; Kathy (Tom) Rolling, Ashwaubenon. She is further survived by 26 great-nieces and great-nephews, and 34 great-great-nieces and great-great-nephews.

    Friends may call at Blaney Funeral Home, 1521 Shawano Ave., from 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, June 5. A Parish Wake Service will be held at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday. Friends may also call at St. Agnes Catholic Church, 1484 Ninth St., from 10 to 11 a. m. Wednesday, June 6. The Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the church with the Rev. Richard Getchel officiating. Burial will be in Fort Howard Memorial Park. To send online condolences, please go to www.BlaneyFuneralHome.com.

    A memorial fund has been established to benefit the Sisters of St. Francis of the Holy Cross.

    The family would like to express special thanks to all of her wonderful caregivers, Terri Gibbs, Linda Ronsman, Mary Ann Komula, and Mary Strom, for their constant love and support. Thank you also to Southern Care Hospice, especially Sondra and Jackie who showed such compassion and care. They also want to thank her many dear friends from the Sisters of St. Francis of the Holy Cross for their constant friendship and companionship.




    Published in Green Bay Press-Gazette on June 5, 2012.
  • Descendant of an Immigrant on: Maria Magdalena

William John Merkey

M, b. September 20, 1898, d. February 5, 1981

Family: Ruth Marie VanDenWymelenberg (b. September 6, 1920, d. June 4, 2012)

Biography

  • Birth: William John Merkey was born on September 20, 1898.
  • Marriage: He and Ruth Marie VanDenWymelenberg were married on September 26, 1946 in Little Chute, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: William John Merkey died on February 5, 1981, at age 82, in Green Bay, Brown Co, Wisconsin.
  • Burial: He was buried in Fort Howard Memorial Park, Green Bay, Wisconsin.

William A Gorges

M, b. October 22, 1902, d. September 28, 1971

Parents

Family: Hazel Marie Pagel (b. October 31, 1909, d. September 30, 1995)

Biography

  • Birth: William A Gorges was born on October 22, 1902 in Waupaca County, Wisconsin.
  • Death: He died on September 28, 1971, at age 68, in Neenah, Winnebago Co, Wisconsin.

Hazel Marie Pagel

F, b. October 31, 1909, d. September 30, 1995

Parents

Family: William A Gorges (b. October 22, 1902, d. September 28, 1971)

Biography

  • Birth: Hazel Marie Pagel was born on October 31, 1909.
  • Death: She died on September 30, 1995, at age 85.

August Albert Gresenz

M, b. January 3, 1857, d. March 22, 1917

Parents

Family: Mary Ziegenbein (b. April 22, 1861, d. February 9, 1946)

Biography

  • Birth: August Albert Gresenz was born on January 3, 1857 in Hinterpromer, Germany.
  • Marriage: He and Mary Ziegenbein were married on April 30, 1881 in Black Creek, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: August Albert Gresenz died on March 22, 1917, at age 60, in Seymour, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Note: AUGUST GRESENZ, whose birth occurred January 3, 1857, in Hinterpomer, Germany, is a son of Martin and Caroline (Kranzusch) Gresenz, natives of the Fatherland. Martin Gresenz came to the United States in 1869 with his family and settled in Black Creek township, Outagamie county, Wisconsin, on a farm of sixty acres, of which ten were cleared, and soon replaced the log cabin and barn with a good frame house and substantial barn. He started to cultivate his property, and later added two tracts of eighty acres each to it, and at the time of his death, in 1910, at the age of eighty-eight years, he was one of the substantial agriculturists of his township. His wife died in 1894, when sixty-six years of age. Mr. Gresenz had two brothers, John, residing in Germany, and William, who died in Chicago, and one sister, Mary, who married August Schafelk. Mrs. Gresenz's two brothers, August and Francis, died in Germanv, while her sister, Lucy, married Fred Winzlof and died in Black Creek. To the parents of August Gresenz there were born the following children: Bertha, Minnie, Charles, August, Gustave, William, Anna and Lena, all of whom are now living. The early education of August Gresenz was secured in Germany, and he attended school in Wisconsin only a short time. He remained on the home property until reaching the age of twenty-five years, when he engaged in farming in Black Creek township, where he purchased a tract of eighty acres, but after three years on this land sold out and became an employe of the circulation department of the German newspaper conducted by W. H. Myer & Company of Appleton. During the following twenty-five years he traveled extensively in this connection, and at the end of this time located in Seymour, where he has since been engaged in the monument business. In 1881 Mr. Gresenz was married to Mrs. Mary Zigezenben, a native of Washington county, Wisconsin, and the daughter of an old settler of Black Creek township, and to this union there have been born the following children: Anna, who married Henry Holz, of Racine, Wisconsin; Lena, who died at the age of fifteen years; Minnie, who died when two years old; and Elsie, who lives at home with her parents.

Mary Ziegenbein

F, b. April 22, 1861, d. February 9, 1946

Parents

Family: August Albert Gresenz (b. January 3, 1857, d. March 22, 1917)

Biography

  • Birth: Mary Ziegenbein was born on April 22, 1861 in Washington County, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: She and August Albert Gresenz were married on April 30, 1881 in Black Creek, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: Mary Ziegenbein died on February 9, 1946, at age 84, in Racine County, Wisconsin.

Wilhelm Karl Ziegenbein

M, b. June 27, 1829, d. February 26, 1904

Family: Elizabeth Conrad (b. February 2, 1839, d. August 21, 1913)

Biography

  • Birth: Wilhelm Karl Ziegenbein was born on June 27, 1829 in Germany.
  • Marriage: He and Elizabeth Conrad were married in 1860.
  • Death: Wilhelm Karl Ziegenbein died on February 26, 1904, at age 74.
  • Burial: He was buried in Riverside Cemetery, Appleton, Wisconsin.

Elizabeth Conrad

F, b. February 2, 1839, d. August 21, 1913

Family: Wilhelm Karl Ziegenbein (b. June 27, 1829, d. February 26, 1904)

Biography

  • Birth: Elizabeth Conrad was born on February 2, 1839 in Germany.
  • Marriage: She and Wilhelm Karl Ziegenbein were married in 1860.
  • Death: Elizabeth Conrad died on August 21, 1913, at age 74.
  • Burial: She was buried in Riverside Cemetery, Appleton, Wisconsin.

Martin Gresenz

M, b. December 3, 1823, d. August 17, 1910

Parents

Family: Caroline Wilhelmine Kranzusch (b. March 12, 1827, d. October 31, 1899)

Biography

  • Birth: Martin Gresenz was born on December 3, 1823 in Schorin, Kries Stolp, Pommern, Prussia.
  • Marriage: He and Caroline Wilhelmine Kranzusch were married on February 28, 1852 in Glowitz, Kreis Stolp, Pommern, Preussen.
  • Death: Martin Gresenz died on August 17, 1910, at age 86, in Seymour, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Immigration: He immigrated in 1869.

Caroline Wilhelmine Kranzusch

F, b. March 12, 1827, d. October 31, 1899

Parents

Family: Martin Gresenz (b. December 3, 1823, d. August 17, 1910)

Biography

  • Birth: Caroline Wilhelmine Kranzusch was born on March 12, 1827 in Klinzine, Kreis Stolp, Pomerania, Germany.
  • Marriage: She and Martin Gresenz were married on February 28, 1852 in Glowitz, Kreis Stolp, Pommern, Preussen.
  • Death: Caroline Wilhelmine Kranzusch died on October 31, 1899, at age 72, in Black Creek, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Immigration: She immigrated to Glowitz, Kreis Stolp, Pommern, Preussen, in 1869.

Jacobus Appelman

M, b. November 2, 1817, d. November 14, 1907

Parents

Family: Geertje Botman (b. April 1, 1806)

Biography

  • Birth: Jacobus Appelman was born on November 2, 1817 in Hem, Noord Holland, Netherlands.
  • Marriage: He and Geertje Botman were married on February 11, 1844 in Bovenkarspel, Noord Holland, Netherlands.
  • Death: Jacobus Appelman died on November 14, 1907, at age 90.
  • Burial: He was buried on November 15, 1907 in St John Cemetery, Little Chute, Wisconsin, Old Unmarked.
  • Immigration: He immigrated to Maria Magdalena in 1848 Line 121.
  • Descendant of an Immigrant on: Maria Magdalena

Geertje Botman

F, b. April 1, 1806

Parents

Family 1: Pieter Blokker (b. January 30, 1803, d. October 27, 1839)

Family 2: Jacobus Appelman (b. November 2, 1817, d. November 14, 1907)

Biography

  • Birth: Geertje Botman was born on April 1, 1806 in Bovenkarspel, Noord Holland, Netherlands.
  • Marriage: She and Pieter Blokker were married on January 19, 1834 in Bovenkarspel, Noord Holland, Netherlands.
  • Marriage: Geertje Botman and Jacobus Appelman were married on February 11, 1844 in Bovenkarspel, Noord Holland, Netherlands.
  • Immigration: Geertje Botman immigrated to Maria Magdalena in 1848 Line 122.
  • Descendant of an Immigrant on: Maria Magdalena

Lois J Wildenberg

F, b. March 7, 1935, d. January 4, 2003

Parents

Biography

  • Birth: Lois J Wildenberg was born on March 7, 1935 in Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: She died on January 4, 2003, at age 67.
  • Burial: She was buried in Highland Memorial Park, Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Note: Schumaker, Lois J.

    (Mrs. Dale)

    (nee Wildenberg)

    Appleton

    Age 67, passed away Saturday January 4, 2003. Lois was born March 7, 1935 in Appleton the daughter of the late W. Raymond and Helen (Dick) Wildenberg. She had resided in Appleton for most of her life. Lois was united in marriage to Dale Schumaker on September 13, 1958, sharing 44 years together. She attended the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh. Lois was a longtime member of St. Therese Catholic Church and a former member of the church choir, the Appleton Junior Women's Club and the AMC Auxiliary. Survivors include her husband Dale three children Stacy (Steve) Schoenke and their children Michael and Sarah of Rogers, MN, Dr. Howard (Tina) Schumaker and their children Jennifer, David, Jessica, Jordenne, and Jazlyn of Sparta, and Brian (Jane) Schumaker and their children Megan and Caitlyn of McFarland, WI. The Mass of Resurrection will be celebrated 11 AM Wednesday, January 8th at St. Therese Catholic Church, corner of Wisconsin Ave. and Morrison Sts., with Fr. William Hoffman officiating. Burial will take place at Highland Memorial Park. Friends may call at the Brettschneider-Trettin-Lederer Funeral Chapel from 5-7 PM Tuesday and then directly at the church from 10:30 Wednesday until the time of the service. The parish prayer service will be at 7 PM Tuesday. In lieu of flowers a memorial fund has been established for the Juvenile Diabetes Association.

    The family would like to extend a special thank you to the staff of Geri-Care for their extraordinary care and compassion.

    Brettschneider-Trettin-Lederer

    606 N. Oneida St.

    Appleton, Wis

    920-733-7383.

Dale Howard Schumaker

M

Parents

Marie Gerturde Raphael

F, b. November 28, 1907, d. November 1993

Parents

Biography

  • Birth: Marie Gerturde Raphael was born on November 28, 1907 in Ellsworth, Pierce Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: She died in November 1993, at age ~86, in Ellsworth, Pierce Co, Wisconsin.