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Aaron VanderLoop

M, b. 1863



  • Birth: Aaron VanderLoop was born in 1863.

Henry VanderLoop

M, b. April 25, 1868, d. March 18, 1939


Family: Mary N Huls (b. September 8, 1872, d. April 21, 1964)


  • Birth: Henry VanderLoop was born on April 25, 1868 in Hollandtown, Brown Co, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: He and Mary N Huls were married on October 4, 1892 in Hollandtown, Brown Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: Henry VanderLoop died on March 18, 1939, at age 70, in Stanley, Chippewa Co, Wisconsin.
  • Note: HENRY VANDERLOOP, proprietor of Pleasant Hill Farm in Worden Township, was born in Calumet County, Wis., April 24, 1868, son of William and Cornelia (Jacobs) Vanderloop. The parents were born and married in Holland, coming to the United States in 1861. They settled in Calumet County, where William bought a tract of Government land, where he farmed until a few years before his death, in 1902, at the age of 76 years. He was a prominent man in his township, taking an active part in local affairs. His wife died in 1910 at the age of 87. Their children-seven in number-were Minnie, now residing in Calumet County Bardelia, of Brown County and Nellie, Arnold, of Outagamie County, Wis. Henry, Annie and Anton, all of whom live in Calumet County, except Henry. Henry Vanderloop came to Clark County in 1898 and bought the eighty acres of land that constitutes his present farm, but which was then wild land without improvements. These he has since made himself and has been very thorough in what he has undertaken. His present house was completed in 1902 and is a commodious and comfortable residence. In the year previous he built a barn 38 by 80 feet in size, ground dimensions, and 18 feet high, with room for thirty head of cattle and horses. His cattle are graded animals of the Durham breed, his horses being of the Percheron stock. He milks sixteen cows and raises hay, corn, oats and other crops. His farming operations have been conducted with energy and good judgment and his financial condition has improved from years until he has taken rank among the substantial citizens of Worden Township. Aside from his immediate farm interests, Mr. Vanderloop was secretary for two years and treasurer of the West Worden Dairy Company and holds the same offices in the West Worden Telephone Company. In 1906 he was elected a member of the Worden Township board, serving until 1908, and in 1915 he was again elected to the board, of which he is still a member. He belongs to the Equitable Fraternity Union Lodge at Stanley, and is a member of the Catholic Church. Mr. Vanderloop was married Oct. 4, 1892, to Mary Huls, who was born in Calumet County, Wis., daughter of Henry and Catherine (Ziebing) Huls, the parents being natives of Holland. Mr Huls, who was a farmer, was born in 1828, and died in April, 1908. His wife survived him only a few months, passing away June 30, the same year, her age also being 73 years. They had nine children: Lida, who was born in Holland Johanna, William, John, Morris, George, Barney, Mary and Henrietta. All were born in Holland except Mary and Henrietta, Johanna and William are now deceased. Mr. and Mrs. Vanderloop have had a large family numbering twelve children, whose names, with dates of birth, are as follows: Cora H., July 13, 1893 Elizabeth, Sept. 20, 1894 Hattie B., Feb. 22, 1896 William, May 21, 1897 Harry M., July 22, 1898 Minnie M., Aug. 2, 1899 Matilda J., June 5, 1902 Agnes, Aug. 30, 1904 Sylvester, Oct. 15, 1906 Henrietta, Aug. 3, 1908 Rosa, Nov. 24, 1912, and Wilfred, Feb. 11, 1915. Of these children three are now deceased: Hattie, who died June 15, 1896, when less than 4 months old William, who died Aug. 31, 1897, at the age of 3 months and 10 days, and Harry M., who died Oct. 2, 1898, at the age of 2 months and 11 days. Mr. Vanderloop has made remarkable progress since coming to Clark County. After buying and paying for his farm he was without funds, but he now has one of the best farms in Worden Township, with a good standing at the bank. This good showing is due to his enterprise and unremitting industry, backed by a thorough knowledge of the business in which he is engaged. He takes a warm interest in every project for the good of the community at large and can always be depended upon to support a worthy cause.
  • Note: Vanderloop, Henry (25 APR 1868 – 18 MAR 1939)
    Henry Vanderloop, beloved and respected pioneer, kind neighbor, faithful friend and an exemplary citizen, passed away very suddenly at his home on Saturday evening, March 18, 1939, of heart trouble. He was born April 25, 1868 in Calumet County, where he grew to manhood.
    He was married to Miss Mary Huls Oct. 4, 1892, at Holland, Wis. They made their home at Holland for a few years and in 1898 they came to Stanley country, where they have since made their home on a farm. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Mary Vanderloop and ten children. They are: Cora (Mrs. Peter Henke) of Stanley; Elizabeth (Mrs. Henry Hoks) Menasha; Minnie (Mrs. John Capaul), Cornell; Mathilda (Mrs. Ray Brown), Agnes, (Mrs. Arthur Jacque), of Thorp; Henrietta (Mrs. Herbert Bosseler), of Port Washington; Rose (Mrs. Henry Frese Jr.), of Thorp; Wilfred and Raymond Vanderloop of Port Washington, and Sylvester of this city. He is also survived by two sisters and one brother: Mrs. Herman Brochtrup and Mrs. Joe Rolfe of Forest Junction, and Arnold Vanderloop of Little Chute. There are twenty-six grandchildren.
    The funeral services were held on Tuesday morning at 9:30 o'clock at St. Ann's Church with rev. P. Pitzenberger officiating. The pallbearers were, Balzer Capaul Sr., Henry Driessen, C.A. Ebben, Paul Haase, John Bohman and Hebert May.
    Out of town people at the funeral were: Mrs. Aledi Emmers, Mrs. Catherine Sigl, George, Mark and Lorraine Emmers, William Vanderloop, Appleton; Mr. and Mrs. John Gerrits, Kaukauna; Mr. and Mrs. Van Den Eng, Mr. and Mrs. George Kaster, Seymour; Mr. and Mrs. John Weyers, Cyril Vanderloop, Kerman; Mr. and Mrs. Henry Huls, Mr. and Mrs. Arnold Huls, John S. Bogumill, Mrs. John Huls and Mrs. Lawrence Van Loo of Thorp.

Mary N Huls

F, b. September 8, 1872, d. April 21, 1964


Family: Henry VanderLoop (b. April 25, 1868, d. March 18, 1939)


  • Birth: Mary N Huls was born on September 8, 1872 in Hollandtown, Brown Co, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: She and Henry VanderLoop were married on October 4, 1892 in Hollandtown, Brown Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: Mary N Huls died on April 21, 1964, at age 91, in Stanley, Chippewa Co, Wisconsin.
  • Note: Mary Vanderloop Rites on Friday
    Mrs. Mary Vanderloop, one of the oldest residents of the Stanley area, died on Tuesday morning at Victory Memorial hospital following a lingering illness. Funeral services will be held for her on Friday morning, 9:00, at St. Anne's Catholic Church, the Rev. Edmund Cramer officiating, and burial will be in St. Mary's cemetery. Grandsons will be pallbearers.
    The deceased was born on September 8, 1872, the daughter of Henry and Catherine Huls, in Hollandtown, Wis. She was married to Henry Vanderloop at Hollandtown where they resided until 1898 when they moved to a farm in the Town of Worden where she has since resided. She was a member of St. Anne's church and of St. Anne's Christian Mother's Society.
    Mr. Vanderloop preceded her in death in 1939, three children died in infancy and a son, Raymond, was killed in action in Italy during World War 11.
    Survivors included two sons; Sylvester, at home and Wilfred of Fredonia; three daughters; Mrs. Arthur ( Agnes) Jacques of Thorp, Mrs. Henry (Rose) Frese of Thorp, and Mrs. Ray (Matilda) Brown of Cedarburg; also one sister, Mrs. Mattie Haas of Stanley, 37 grandchildren, and 66 great grandchildren.

    Mrs. Mary Vander Loop
    Mrs. Mary (Huls) Vander Loop, age 91 years, passed away at the Stanley Hospital Rest Home on Tuesday, April 21st at 3:15 a.m. having been a resident there for 8 days. She had been in quite good health until about six weeks ago. Funeral services were held at 9 a.m. April 24th at St. Ann's Catholic church with Rev. Edmund Cramer officiating and burial in St. Mary's cemetery. Mrs. Vander Loop was a member of St. Ann's Christian Mothers Society.
    Mary Huls was born at Hollandtown Sept. 8, 1872 and was married there to Henry Vander Loop on Oct. 4, 1892 at St. Francis Catholic church. They lived there until April 1898 when they moved to the Stanley country on a farm where she resided until her death.
    Her husband passed away Mar. 18, 1939. Of her family of thirteen children, 3 passed away in infancy: one son, Raymond in World War II in Italy on Mar. 7 1943; and daughters Mrs. Henry Hoks (Lizzie) at Menasha Aug 14, 1952, Mrs. Peter Henke (Cora) at Stanley June 2, 1957, Mrs. Herbert Bossler (Henrietta) at Port Washington Jan. 30, 1961, Mrs. John Capaul (Minnie) Feb. 1. 1963. Five brothers and two sisters also preceded her in death.
    Surviving are three daughters: Mrs. Ray Brown (Tillie) of Cedarburg, Wis.; Mrs. Arthur Jacques (Agnes) and Mrs. Henry Frese (Rose) of Thorp; two sons: Sylvester of Stanley and Wilfred of Fredonia, Wis.; 37 grandchildren, 66 great-grandchildren, 5 great-great-grandchildren; and one sister, Mrs. Hattie Haas.
    Serving as pallbearers were 6 grandsons: Raymond Capaul, Cornell, Wis.; Bernard Hoks, Menasha, Wis.; Donald Jacques, Milwaukee; Kehlor Bossler, West Bend, Wis.; Donald Henke, Stanley; and Lyle Brown, Cedarburg, Wis.
    Out of town relatives were from Appleton, Little Chute, Kaukauna, Seymour, Cadott, Thorp, Cornell, Minneapolis, Jim Falls, Menasha, Port Washington, Milwaukee, Cedarburg, Fredonia, Wis., and also Dubuque, Iowa.
    Vanderloop Services
    Funeral services for Mrs. Mary Vanderloop, resident of Route 3, Stanley, will be held on Friday at 9:00 a.m. at St. Anne's Catholic Church in Stanley, with the Rev. Edmund Cramer officiating. The Parish Rosary will be said Thursday at 8:00 p.m. at the Plombon Funeral Home. Interment will be in St. Mary's Cemetery, Stanley. Friends may call at Plombon Funeral Home from Thursday noon until the time of services.

Johanna VanderLoop

F, b. June 10, 1869, d. September 27, 1946


Family: Joseph Theodore Rolf (b. April 29, 1872, d. May 13, 1950)


  • Birth: Johanna VanderLoop was born on June 10, 1869 in Town of Woodville, Calumet Co, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: She and Joseph Theodore Rolf were married in 1899.
  • Death: Johanna VanderLoop died on September 27, 1946, at age 77, in Sherwood, Calumet Co, Wisconsin.
  • Burial: She was buried in St Francis Cemetery, Hollandtown, Wisconsin.

Joseph Theodore Rolf

M, b. April 29, 1872, d. May 13, 1950


Family: Johanna VanderLoop (b. June 10, 1869, d. September 27, 1946)


  • Birth: Joseph Theodore Rolf was born on April 29, 1872 in Brown County, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: He and Johanna VanderLoop were married in 1899.
  • Death: Joseph Theodore Rolf died on May 13, 1950, at age 78.
  • Burial: He was buried in St Francis Cemetery, Hollandtown, Wisconsin.

Josephine M VanderLoop

F, b. February 19, 1900, d. August 22, 1992


Family: Henry J Heiting (b. January 22, 1897, d. December 4, 1967)


  • Birth: Josephine M VanderLoop was born on February 19, 1900 in Town of Woodville, Calumet Co, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: She and Henry J Heiting were married on August 8, 1921.
  • Death: Josephine M VanderLoop died on August 22, 1992, at age 92, in Kaukauna, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Burial: She was buried in St Francis Cemetery, Hollandtown, Wisconsin.

Mary Elizabeth Troster

F, b. 1823, d. December 17, 1893

Family: Henry Degenhardt (b. October 15, 1815, d. December 17, 1893)


  • Birth: Mary Elizabeth Troster was born in 1823 in Germany.
  • Death: She died on December 17, 1893, at age ~70, in Newton, Manitowoc Co, Wisconsin.

Ozee Bernadine VanderLoop

F, b. February 27, 1907, d. January 9, 2004


Family: Roy F Smith (b. February 23, 1905, d. March 26, 1966)


  • Birth: Ozee Bernadine VanderLoop was born on February 27, 1907 in Town of Woodville, Calumet Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: She died on January 9, 2004, at age 96.
  • Burial: She was buried in St Mary's, Kaukauna, Wisconsin.
  • Note: Smith, Ozee B. 601 Briarcliff Drive Appleton

    Formerly of 410 Main Avenue, Kaukauna, died Friday afternoon, January 9, 2004, at Colony Oaks Care Center. She was born February 27, 1907, to the late Anton and Mary (Wolfinger) Vanderloop, in the Town of Woodville and had been a Kaukauna resident most of her life. Ozee had been employed by the Sensenbrenner and Bergstrom families as a housekeeper and personal maid. She was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church, Kaukauna and its Alter Guild, and the Golden Agers of Kaukauna. Survivors include her sister, Delores Kappell, Kaukauna; 60 nieces and nephews and many great nieces and nephews; three sisters-in-law, Leone Vanderloop, Menasha; Helen Lamers, DePere; Ceil Davidson, Omro. She was preceded in death by her husband Roy F. Smith, in 1966 and 10 brothers and sisters, Josephine (Henry) Heiting, Cora (Steve) Wittman, Kate (Peter) VerBockel, Richard (Leona) Vanderloop, Alvina (John) Bergman, Helen (Francis) Peters, Lucina (Henry) Seibers, Norbert Vanderloop, Eugene Vanderloop and Cyril Vanderloop. The funeral liturgy for Ozee will be held at 11:00 am, Tuesday, January 13, 2004, at ST. MARY CATHOLIC CHURCH, 119 West Seventh Street, Kaukauna, with Father David Schmidt officiating. Burial will be in St. Mary Cemetery. Friends may call at the church from 9:30 am Tuesday, until the time of the mass. A memorial fund is being established.

    Greenwood Fargo Funeral Home 500 Hendricks Avenue Kaukauna 920-766-6201.

Helen Petronella VanderLoop

F, b. December 25, 1908, d. May 22, 1975


Family: Francis Anthony Peters (b. July 23, 1906, d. January 24, 1970)


  • Birth: Helen Petronella VanderLoop was born on December 25, 1908 in Town of Woodville, Calumet Co, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: She and Francis Anthony Peters were married on August 25, 1937.
  • Death: Helen Petronella VanderLoop died on May 22, 1975, at age 66, in Sheridan County, Nebraska.
  • Note: Helen Peters, 66, Hay Springs, Dies-

    Helen P. Peters, 66, of Hay Springs died Thursday at Mercy Hospital in Council Bluffs, Iowa.

    Survivors include a son Rolland [Ronald] F. of Omaha, five daughters, Rita H. of Omaha, Lois J. Rupe of Glenwood, Iowa, Mary Beth of Chicago, Ill., Carol F. Russell of Merced, Calif. and Patricia L. McCarter of Hay Springs; five sisters; Delores Capell [Kappell], Josephine Heiting, Ozee Smith and Cora Whitman, all of Wisconsin, and Lucina Siebers of Gary, Ind.; two brothers, Eugene and Cyril Vanderloop, also of Wisconsin and ten grandchildren.

    Rosary will be recited Monday at 7:30 p.m. with mass Tuesday morning at 10. Both services will be held at St. Columbkille Church in Hay Springs with Father L. W. Phillips officiating. Burial will be in St. Mary's Cemetery. Chamberlain Mortuary is handling funeral arrangements.

    [Alliance Times Herald (Alliance, Nebraska), May 24, 1975].

Alvina Catherine VanderLoop

F, b. December 29, 1910, d. December 14, 1972


Family: John Arnold Bergman (b. June 12, 1891, d. May 18, 1955)


  • Birth: Alvina Catherine VanderLoop was born on December 29, 1910 in Town of Woodville, Calumet Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: She died on December 14, 1972, at age 61.
  • Burial: She was buried in St Joseph Cemetery, Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.

Lucina J VanderLoop

F, b. October 10, 1912, d. October 1, 1955



  • Birth: Lucina J VanderLoop was born on October 10, 1912 in Hollandtown, Brown Co, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: She and Henry A Siebers were married on July 18, 1933 in St Francis Church, Hollandtown, Wisconsin.
  • Death: Lucina J VanderLoop died on October 1, 1955, at age 42.
  • Burial: She was buried in St Mary's, Kaukauna, Wisconsin.

Cornelia Cornelissen

F, b. circa 1766, d. March 4, 1843


Family: Gisbertus Antonie Bongers (b. circa 1765, d. June 18, 1837)


  • Birth: Cornelia Cornelissen was born circa 1766 in Zeeland, Noord Brabant, Netherlands.
  • Death: She died on March 4, 1843 in Zeeland, Noord Brabant, Netherlands.

Eugene VanderLoop

M, b. January 22, 1918, d. March 4, 1985


Family: Leone Konetzke


  • Birth: Eugene VanderLoop was born on January 22, 1918 in Town of Woodville, Calumet Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: He died on March 4, 1985, at age 67, in Neenah, Winnebago Co, Wisconsin.
  • Burial: He was buried in St John Cemetery, Menasha, Wisconsin.

Cyril F VanderLoop

M, b. July 5, 1920, d. October 28, 1978



  • Birth: Cyril F VanderLoop was born on July 5, 1920.
  • Death: He died on October 28, 1978, at age 58, in Kaukauna, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Burial: He was buried in St Francis Cemetery, Hollandtown, Wisconsin.

Gertruda VanderLoop

F, b. January 18, 1828, d. March 26, 1918



  • Birth: Gertruda VanderLoop was born on January 18, 1828 in Zeeland, Noord Brabant, Netherlands.
  • Death: She died on March 26, 1918, at age 90.

Josephus VanderLoop

M, b. April 30, 1831, d. April 30, 1831



  • Birth: Josephus VanderLoop was born on April 30, 1831 in Zeeland, Noord Brabant, Netherlands.
  • Death: He died on April 30, 1831, at age 0, in Zeeland, Noord Brabant, Netherlands.

David Paul Koehnke

M, b. September 19, 1963, d. July 31, 2008



  • Birth: David Paul Koehnke was born on September 19, 1963 in Neenah, Winnebago Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: He died on July 31, 2008, at age 44.
  • Note: August 3, 2008

    Koehnke, David P. "Toast"
    David P. Koehnke, Menasha, age 44, passed away peacefully at his home surrounded by his family on Thursday, July 31, 2008. He was born September 19, 1963, in Neenah, son of Howard and Luanne (Hoolihan) Koehnke. David served in the U.S. Army for eight years where he was stationed at Fort Campbell, KY, Germany and Ft. Lewis in Tacoma, WA. David worked as a mechanic for the Borchert family farm. He was paralyzed following a swimming accident. For the last ten years David overcame many obstacles and was still the center of his family. He enjoyed NASCAR, being at the family cottage and the outdoors, and going for walks with his children.
    Survivors include his four children: Bryan Koehnke, Jennifer Koehnke, Nicole Koehnke and their mother, Anne Birling; Christine Koehnke and her mother, Shelby Koehnke; three grandchildren: Kaylee, Porter and Mary Jane and another granddaughter due in October; his mother, Luanne Nelson; a brother, Bill (Connie) Koehnke; numerous nieces and nephews; and his cat, "T".
    David was preceded in death by his father; a sister, Christine Frank; his grandparents; and his father-in-law, Dennis Meyer Sr.
    Memorial services for David will be held at 6 p.m. on Thursday, August 7, 2008, at St. Mark's Lutheran Church with Rev. Stephen Dietzler officiating. Visitation will be held at the church on Thursday from 4 p.m. until the time of services. Military rites will be performed by the American Legion Post #60 from Kimberly. In lieu of flowers, a memorial is being established in his name.
    The family would like to thank all the people who touched our lives and helped David with his care over the years.
    1140 Appleton Rd.
    Menasha 920-720-0314.

Catherina VanderLoop

F, b. June 3, 1832, d. June 29, 1832



  • Birth: Catherina VanderLoop was born on June 3, 1832 in Zeeland, Noord Brabant, Netherlands.
  • Death: She died on June 29, 1832, at age 0, in Zeeland, Noord Brabant, Netherlands.

Martinus VanderLoop

M, b. September 9, 1834, d. December 24, 1837



  • Birth: Martinus VanderLoop was born on September 9, 1834 in Zeeland, Noord Brabant, Netherlands.
  • Death: He died on December 24, 1837, at age 3, in Zeeland, Noord Brabant, Netherlands.

Joseph Floyd VanDeHey



  • Descendant of an Immigrant on: America

Maria Anna VanderLoop

F, b. August 13, 1839, d. March 26, 1918


Family: Peter Johannes Peters (b. November 11, 1832, d. November 16, 1923)


  • Birth: Maria Anna VanderLoop was born on August 13, 1839 in Zeeland, Noord Brabant, Netherlands.
  • Marriage: She and Peter Johannes Peters were married on October 14, 1861 in St Francis Church, Hollandtown, Wisconsin.
  • Death: Maria Anna VanderLoop died on March 26, 1918, at age 78, in Little Chute, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Burial: She was buried on April 2, 1918 in St Francis Cemetery, Hollandtown, Wisconsin.
  • Note: Kaukauna Times 3/29/1918 p. 2

    Death of Pioneer
    Mrs. Peter Peters, one of the pioneers of 1848, died Tuesday, March 26, shortly after 12 o'clock noon, at the home of Mr. and Mrs. John Mollen.
    The deceased was 78 years of age. Her maiden name Mary Anne Vandeloop and she was born in Zeeland, Holland. In 1848 she came to America with the missionary and founder of Little Chute, the Rev. Theodore J. Vanden Broek and who was at one time housekeeper for this pioneer priest. For many years, Mr. and Mrs. Peters were residents of Hollandtown, but two years ago they moved to Little Chute.
    Mrs. Peters witnessed and experienced all the hardships of the pioneers of '48. She was one of the last of the courageous and devoted band which followed Father Vanden Broek from the Netherlands of America and whose children and children's children now constitute such a large and respected element of the citizenship of Little Chute, Hollandtown, DePere, Green Bay, Freedom, and other places, branches of the tree planted by the missionary when he brought the first shipload of emigrants to labor and privations but also to the freedom and wider opportunities of America.
    Besides her aged husband, Mrs. Peters leaves eight children, John, Arnold, William, George, Minnie (Mrs. Joseph Heiting) of Peters, Nebraska; Albert and Joseph, Grand Rapids, Wis.; and the Rev. Francis J Peters, pastor of St. Nicholas church, Freedom, who was called to his mother's bedside on Monday, when her condition began critical.
    The funeral will take place Monday, April 1. The requiem mass will be sung at St. John's church, after which the remains will be taken to Hollandtown for burial in the cemetery of St. Francis' church.

    Kaukauna Times 4/6/1918 p. 2

    Mrs. Peter Peters
    Impressive funeral services were held at St. John's Catholic church of Little Chute, after which all that was mortal of this grand old mother of Israel was tenderly laid to rest in the beautiful cemetery which her loving hands had so often helped to adorn.
    The deceased was the mother of a large and gifted family, many of whom already have the "silver heads among the gold," as a reminder that they, too, are nearing life's start.
    She ran the journey of her life in nearly seventy-nine years that is a path marked with deeds of kindness and cheer, Flowers, not thistles, sunshine, not shadow, did she scatter everywhere. Truth was the inspiration of her life and by kindness she exemplified hits great worth. Let us, if possible, gather up the elements of the life of the departed one and weave of them a picture for the walls of memory. The book of life was opened and a new name was written therein by the hands of love. Soon would the unfolding beauty of spring have charmed her with its coming. Today the eternal springtime, with everlasting glories belong to another. Her life was a rare jewel, her spirit as gold refined in the fire, ready for heaven.
    To her the struggle and burden bearing of earth are ended, and we confidently trust that like one who awakes from a troubled dream , she has awakened to see life's endless morning break and knows herself at home with all the vast throng of loved ones, missed from earth, safe about her. Her home instincts were strong here in this world of fevered disappointment. Her affection for friends and kind whose tender…
    Gone from our sight, but because life and love are stronger than death she is with us still. She is still the mother of the dear children, upon whom she doted with clinging fondness, and the companion still of him who mourns earth's greatest loss, and may she not by this very transition watch over them a stronger force for goodness and truth than before.
    The Rev. Father F. J. Peters of St. Nicholas church, Freedom, son of the deceased, sang the requiem mass and was assisted as deacon and as deacon by Rev. Father Norbert Mu???? and Rev. Father Van Heyster of Delevan, a nephew and a cousin.
    The pallbearers consisted of the six sons, John, Arnold, George, William, Albert, and Joseph.
    Attending the service from their homes in Hay Springs, Nebraska were Messrs. John, Arnold, William, and George Peters and their sister, Mrs. Joseph Heiting.
    "We will weep for the day that comes no more,
    For the moonbeam gone from heart and door;
    For a missing step, for a nameless grace,
    For a mother's form, for a mother's face;
    But not the soul whose crown is won
    Whose infinite joy has but just begun;
    Not the spirit enrobed in light,
    Crowned where the angels are tonight."
    "Smooth the locks of silver hair,
    On our mother's brow with tenderest care,
    Gather the robes in final fold
    Around the form so still and cold;
    Lay on her bosom, pure as snow,
    The fairest, sweetest flowers that grow,
    Kiss her and leave her our heart's delight.
  • Immigration: She immigrated to Tuskina on May 25, 1850 Line 134.

Majilla W (Dots) Vandehey

F, b. April 29, 1914, d. June 30, 2012


Family 1: Norbert J Ambrosius (b. May 12, 1911, d. February 14, 1991)

Family 2: Raymond Henry Jonen (b. October 27, 1910, d. January 8, 1969)


  • Birth: Majilla W (Dots) Vandehey was born on April 29, 1914.
  • Death: She died on June 30, 2012, at age 98.
  • Burial: She was buried in Highland Memorial Park, Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Note: Ambrosuis (Jonen), Majilla "Dots"

    Majilla "Dots" Ambrosuis, Appleton, age 98, died on Saturday, June 30th, 2012. Dots was born April 29, 1914 to John and Josephine (Zwick) Van De Hey.

    An inspiring lady of independence, pushing the limits, always creating a drama… an individual of so many questions, always searching for the answers, going places where others never dare. Snappy, short and impatient (not just her physical attributes…), intrigued by technology and human motivation, always ready to join the adventure, a true realist! Dots taught us how to cut to the chase, make sense of it, and above all, move on. A woman well ahead of her years… The years finally caught up with her.

    Dots is preceded in death by her beloved husband "Nibs" and former husband Ray Jonen as well as Daughter Jan LaRue, Brothers Elmer, Roche & Bob and Sister, Kathy Beck(Thiel).

    Dots is survived by her daughter Phyllis & Son-in-law, Tom Janssen, Son-in-law, Rodney LaRue, Grandson, Scott (Jamie) LaRue, Granddaughter Jill LaRue (John Noble), Great Grandsons, Steven, Brent (Sara), and Fox LaRue. Brothers: Lloyd (Pat) Van De Hey, Connie (Dorothy) Van De Hey, Sisters: Marie (Dick) Reetz, Theresa Eiting, Brother-in-law Russ Beck, Sister-in-laws Blanch Meier and Millie Jonen.

    Most important, a mother of two daughters; Jan and Phyllis. Two remarkable individuals, influenced by just how important it is to care for others in need. Dots instilled in them the most important quality of: "Service before self—touching the lives of others." A volunteer extraordinaire; a lifelong member of the Elks, employee of Sears, Service Bakery delivery driver, farmer and even a do-it-yourself mechanic. We won't bring up what she did during prohibition.

    Visitation will be held Thursday July 5, 2012 at the ST. PAUL HOME CHAPEL (316 E. 14th St. Kaukauna) beginning at 1:30 p.m. until time of Mass at 2:30 p.m. The Rev. Willard Vande Loo will officiate. Committal Highland Memorial. To sign the guest book visit

    In lieu of flowers, a memorial has been established in her name for: "Saint Paul's Home" Kaukauna WI. Thank you.

    Dots, you should be proud of yourself—you did well. Your inspiration is never ending and lives on in all of us. You will be sorely missed. Mom, Sister, and Grandma, we love you. We look forward to the day we can catch up on things.….
  • Descendant of an Immigrant on: America

Scout Rebecca Lex



  • Descendant of an Immigrant on: Maria Magdalena

Norbert J Ambrosius

M, b. May 12, 1911, d. February 14, 1991


Family: Majilla W (Dots) Vandehey (b. April 29, 1914, d. June 30, 2012)


  • Birth: Norbert J Ambrosius was born on May 12, 1911 in DePere, Brown Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: He died on February 14, 1991, at age 79.
  • Burial: He was buried in Highland Memorial Park, Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.

Roche J Vandehey

M, b. January 17, 1918, d. November 21, 2005



  • Birth: Roche J Vandehey was born on January 17, 1918 in Kaukauna, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: He and Arvilla Imelda Kempen were married on June 18, 1940 in St Francis Church, Hollandtown, Wisconsin.
  • Death: Roche J Vandehey died on November 21, 2005, at age 87, in Sutherlin, Douglas Co, Oregon.
  • Note: November 23, 2005

    Van De Hey, Roche J. "Bud" Roche J. "Bud" Van De Hey, age 87, of Sutherlin, OR, passed away Monday, November 21, 2005. He was born in Kaukauna, Wisconsin, on January 17, 1918, to Jack and Josephine (Zwick) Van De Hey. Roche married Arvilla Kempen in Hollandtown, Wisconsin, on June 18, 1940. In 1943, Roche started work in assembly at Manitowoc Engineering Corporation in Manitowoc, Wisconsin. Along with many accomplishments he designed the VICON controlled torque converter and after 23 years as Chief Development Engineer he left Manitowoc Engineering. Roche served his country during World War II at which time he had seven military deferments because of the importance of his job building submarines for the war effort. Roche was well traveled and considered Oregon "God's Country." He moved his family to Sutherlin, Oregon, in 1966 to start V & W Manufacturing and later Van De Hey Track Transport in Oakland, Oregon. He was a pioneer in the development of the track transporter responsible for the sea lift of modules on the North Slope of the Alaska oil fields. These huge machines that transported multi-ton loads went on to be used in nuclear power plants and mining industries world wide. Roche was a creative inventor and introduced new lift crane concepts with telescopic booms and hydraulic expanded crawlers. Roche was instrumental in the development and later owned and operated the Sutherlin Knolls Golf Course, restaurant and lounge. He was a member of the Sutherlin Lions Club, Catholic Knights and was chosen Citizen of the Year by the Sutherlin Chamber of Commerce in 1976. He enjoyed fishing, crabbing, traveling and trips to Seven Feathers Casino. Roche is survived by his 11 children; four sons: Dick (Mona), Butch, and Gerald (Judy) of Eugene, Oregon; and Lee (Angie) Van De Hey of Oakland, Oregon; seven daughters: Sandra (Richard), Brady, Donna (Robert), Elliott of Salem; Penny (Dennis) Towne, Debra (Herman) Stonebraker of Lake Oswego; Kim (John) Hensley of Eugene; Pamela Hennricks and Rochelle (Mark) Cornilsen of Oakland, Oregon; 22 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren; three brothers: Robert (Rita) Van De Hey, Lloyd (Pat) Van De Hey and Conrad (Dorothy) Van De Hey; and four sisters: Majella Ambrosius, Kathy (Russ) Beck, Theresa Mae Eiting and Marie (Dick) Reetz. He was preceded in death by his wife of 63 years, Arvilla; and a brother, Elmer Van De Hey of Wisconsin. Visitation will be held from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. followed by the Rosary and Funeral Service at 1 p.m. on Saturday, November 26, 2005, at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church in Sutherlin, Oregon. Those who wish may make a contribution to the Sutherlin Lions Club, through the Chapel of the Firs. Chapel of the Firs, Sutherlin, OR, is assisting the family with arrangements.
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