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Cindy Ann Diedrich

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  • Descendant of an Immigrant on: America
  • Descendant of an Immigrant on: Libra
  • Descendant of an Immigrant on: Maria Magdalena

Maria Elizabeth Gonnering

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  • Descendant of an Immigrant on: America
  • Descendant of an Immigrant on: Libra
  • Descendant of an Immigrant on: Maria Magdalena

Kelsey M Mueller

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David George

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Jane McDaniel

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John Joseph Peerenboom

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  • Descendant of an Immigrant on: Libra
  • Descendant of an Immigrant on: Maria Magdalena

Mary Kay DeBruin

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  • Descendant of an Immigrant on: America

Kyle James Peerenboom

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  • Descendant of an Immigrant on: America
  • Descendant of an Immigrant on: Libra
  • Descendant of an Immigrant on: Maria Magdalena

Ramona M Litscher

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Kathy Lynn VanAsten

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  • Descendant of an Immigrant on: America

Brian Patrick Murphy

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Kyle Robert Murphy

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  • Descendant of an Immigrant on: America

Orville Michael Murphy

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Biography

  • Birth: Orville Michael Murphy was born on September 21, 1920 in Freedom, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: He and Germaine Mary Calmes were married on June 30, 1943 in Sacred Heart Church, Appleton, Wisconsin.
  • Death: Orville Michael Murphy died on December 27, 2005, at age 85, in Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Burial: He was buried in Highland Memorial Park, Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Note: December 29, 2005

    Murphy, Orville Michael Orville M. Murphy, age 85, of Appleton, died peacefully at home on Tuesday, December 27, 2005, with his family at his side. Orville was born on September 21, 1920, in Freedom, Wisconsin, to the late Robert M. and Mary C. (Fox) Murphy. He married Germaine M. Calmes on June 30, 1943 at Sacred Heart Parish in Appleton. They enjoyed 62 years of marriage together. The marriage was blessed with five children: Michael (Marjorie) Murphy, Black Creek; Patrice (Frederick) Kranzusch, Appleton; Bonnie (Mark) Rabideau, Kaukauna; Kathy (John) Hanneken, Tempe, Arizona; and Brian (Kathy) Murphy, Appleton; his twelve grandchildren: Erik Kranzusch (fiance Lynn Feutz); Kristin (Dan) Brellenthin; Robert Murphy; Sean Murphy; Ryan Murphy; Neal Rabideau; Keith Rabideau; Erin Hanneken; Kelly Hanneken; Patrick Murphy; Kyle Murphy; Tyler Murphy; his brothers and sister: Arlene Murphy-Gage, Appleton; Francis (Lois) Murphy, Appleton; Robert Murphy, Appleton; and many nieces and nephews. Orville was preceded in death by a brother, Richard Murphy, Orlando, FL; his brother-in-law and childhood friend, Lawrence (Larry) Gage, Appleton, Wisconsin. Orville was a kind and fair man who was loved by his employees. He was a loving husband and a devoted father and grandfather. Orville graduated from St. Norbert High School in 1938. While there he received Military training in the 3 year course, Junior Division, Reserve Officers' Training Corps. Orville had a tremendous love and respect for his country. He was a veteran of World War II and had special training at the Adjutant General's School in San Antonio, Texas. Sergeant Orville M. Murphy received the following decorations and citations: Victory Medal, American Theatre Ribbon, Overseas Service Bar and Good Conduct Medal. Orville has been a life-time member of the Appleton Elk's Club 337. Orville joined his mother and father in their business in 1946 and formed the corporation known as Murphy Construction Company. Orville became president of Murphy Construction Company at an early age. Under Orville's leadership Murphy Construction Company expanded and in 1988 merged all the companies together forming one company known as MCC, INC. Orville was the youngest man at the time to be elected to the Wisconsin Road Builders Association board of directors at the age of 28. He was a former president and on the board of directors of the Wisconsin Aggregate Association. He was a member and on the executive board of directors of the National Limestone Institute. He was a member and a former board of director of the Wisconsin Ready Mix Association. He was president and board member of the Black Creek Limestone Company. Orville was on the board of directors of Valley Ready Mix, Murphy Concrete Products, Schabo Materials, MRK Construction, Landwehr Materials and Inland Materials, Orlando, Florida. Orville was on the board of directors of the Valley Bank of Black Creek (M & I) and on the Advisory Committee for Fox Valley Technical College. He was a member, former president and board member of the Vilas County Improvement Co. In recognition for his love of nature and work in the New London Nature Preserve, Orville received a lifetime membership. Belonging to the Intrav International Travelers Club & National Travelers Club, Orville and Germaine traveled the world. They have been to every continent. One of their most memorable trips was their trip "Around the World" on the Concord. Of all the countries he had been in Orville said his favorite place was Ireland. He said the Irish are wonderful people and he felt very welcomed and at home there. Orville was a member of the Irish American Cultural Institute. Orville had a deep faith in God which showed in his daily living and in his business. From serving as an altar boy in his youth to being a charter member of St. Thomas More Parish in Appleton, Orville's faith was an example that his children and grandchildren follow. Orville loved the northwoods of Wisconsin, especially Eagle River. There he enjoyed the beauty of nature and his summer home on Catfish Lake since 1951. It was the gathering place for all of his children, their spouses and the grandchildren. Many happy memories were made there. Orville and Germaine have wintered in Tempe, Arizona since 1984. When asked when was the best time of his life, Orville responded, "The entire time. I've had a wonderful life!" He truly meant it. The family would like to thank Janet Kruse and Mary Schumacher for the love and gentle care given to Orville.. You are our angels. The family would also like to thank Dr. Lee Vogel for her medical care and compassion she has shown Orville and his family. You are one in a million, Dr. Vogel. Thank you also to ThedaCare at Home Hospice for all of your comfort and support. A special good-bye from your children: Dad, we will miss you forever but know that you are happy in heaven with grandmother and grandfather and Uncle Rich and Uncle Larry; playing sheepshead, laughing and having an old-fashioned. The memory of your green Lincoln driving through the quarries will remain with us forever. We were so lucky to have you as our dad. We will be together again. We love you. Michael, Patti, Bonnie, Kathy and Brian Dear Orv, You have been my partner for over 62 years. We've been through a lot together in those 62 years. I will miss you terribly but know that in God's love we will be together again. All my love, Germaine Love, loyalty, friendship The Mass of the Resurrection will at 11 a.m. on Monday, January 2, at ST. THOMAS MORE CATHOLIC CHURCH, 1818 North McDonald Street, Appleton, with Fr. Gerald Falk officiating. Friends may call at the Wichmann Funeral Home, Tri-County Chapel, Menasha, on Sunday from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. and directly at the church on Monday from 9:30 a.m. until the time of services. There will a Parish Prayer and Scripture Service at the funeral home at 7:30 p.m. Interment will be in Highland Memorial Park, Appleton. In lieu of flowers, a memorial has been established in Orville's name. WICHMANN FUNERAL HOME TRI-COUNTY CHAPEL 3212 South Oneida Street Menasha 831-9905 www.wichmannfuneralhomes.com.
  • Note: My Grandpa, Orville Murphy, was born on September 21, 1920 in Freedom, Wisconsin.
    During college he met a woman named Germaine Calmes. He married her on June 20, 1942 and they had 5 kids.
    Orville's father started a company called MCC. This is a road construction company that still operates today.
    My grandpa passed away peacefully at his home on December 27, 2005.
    Tyler Murphy, 2006.

Germaine Mary Calmes

F, b. July 28, 1921, d. September 1, 2006

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Biography

  • Birth: Germaine Mary Calmes was born on July 28, 1921 in Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: She and Orville Michael Murphy were married on June 30, 1943 in Sacred Heart Church, Appleton, Wisconsin.
  • Death: Germaine Mary Calmes died on September 1, 2006, at age 85, in Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Burial: She was buried in Highland Memorial Park, Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Note: September 6, 2006

    Murphy, Germaine Mary (Calmes) Germaine Mary (Calmes) Murphy, Appleton, age 85, died peacefully at home on Friday, September 1, 2006, with her family by her side.

    The funeral mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Saturday, September 9, 2006, at ST. THOMAS MORE CATHOLIC CHURCH, 1810 North McDonald Street, Appleton, with Father Gerald Falk as celebrant. Entombment will be in the Star of Hope Chapel Mausoleum. Friends may call from 9:30 a.m. Saturday until the time of mass directly at the church. In lieu of flowers, a memorial has been established in Germaine's name to support stroke research. Please send donations to: National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, Financial Management Branch, Building 31, Room 8A34, 31 Center Drive, MSC 2540, Bethesda, MD, 20892-2540.

    A complete obituary will appear in Thursday's Post-Crescent.

    WICHMANN FUNERAL HOME

    Tri-County Chapel

    3212 South Oneida Street

    Menasha 920-831-9905

    www.wichmannfuneralhomes.com

    Germaine Mary (Calmes) Murphy

    Germaine M. Murphy, age 85, of Appleton, died peacefully at home on Friday, September 1, 2006 with her family by her side. Germaine was born on July 28, 1921 in Appleton, Wisconsin. She was the daughter of Theodore A. Calmes and Elma (Le Capitaine) Calmes and the beloved wife of Orville M. Murphy. Germaine and Orville were married June 30, 1943 at Sacred Heart Parish in Appleton. They were blessed with 62 years of marriage together. Germaine was the dear mother of Michael (Marjorie) Murphy, Black Creek; Patrice (Frederick) Kranzusch, Appleton; Bonnie (Mark) Rabideau, Kaukauna; Kathleen (John) Hanneken, Tempe, Arizona; and Brian (Kathy) Murphy, Appleton. She was the proud grandmother of twelve grandchildren: Robert Murphy, Ryan Murphy, Sean Murphy, Erik (Lynn) Kranzusch, Kristin (Daniel) Brellenthin, Neal Rabideau, Keith Rabideau, Erin Hanneken, Kelly Hanneken, Patrick Murphy, Kyle Murphy and Tyler Murphy. Germaine was preceded in death by her husband, Orville; a sister, Dr. Helen M. Calmes, Appleton; and a brother, Joseph J. Calmes, Appleton. Germaine was a graduate of St. Mary High School, Menasha. She attended Lawrence University and was an active member of Alpha Chi Omega sorority, class of 1943. Germaine graduated from Actual Business College and was employed in the office of Appleton Coated Paper Company. After marrying Orville, Germaine’s career shifted to taking care of her family, which was quite a feat with five children! A devoted wife, mother and grandmother, Germaine’s family always came first. In 1955 during the polio scare, Germaine protected her children by keeping them inside the house for the entire summer. She managed to keep them happy and entertained the entire time! She was happiest when surrounded by her children and grandchildren at their summer home in Eagle River on Catfish Lake. Germaine was a fabulous cook. Her family loved the traditional French meals she prepared. Another of Germaine’s many talents was her writing ability. She enjoyed writing poetry and honored her sister, Dr. Helen M. Calmes, with a poem about her sister’s healing hands. Germaine also had a musical side; not only did she enjoy playing the organ, but she also loved to tap dance. Germaine had a tender place in her heart for animals. She especially loved her two Siamese cats, Ming Toy and Suki Yaki. Germaine’s sense of adventure was always prevalent. She was never afraid to try something new. She and Orville loved to travel. Together, they traveled to every continent. Germaine told wonderful and exciting stories about India, Africa and the Soviet Union when it was still under Communist control. Her favorite adventure was their “Flight Around the World” on the Concorde. Germaine and Orville also enjoyed wintering in Arizona. She had a kind, fun-loving, caring and generous heart. Germaine was a true lady—gentle and refined. She and Orville were charter members of St. Thomas More Parish. Her strong faith was practiced every day of her life. She taught her children and grandchildren what “living your faith” really meant. She always had a positive attitude and never complained. Her caregivers considered Germaine a role model. Germaine lived each day with grace, dignity, faith and thankfulness. The funeral mass for Germaine will be celebrated at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, September 9, 2006, at ST. THOMAS MORE CATHOLIC CHURCH, 1810 North McDonald Street, with Father Gerald Falk as celebrant. Entombment will be in the Star of Hope Chapel Mausoleum, Highland Memorial Park. Friends may call from 9:30 a.m. Saturday until the time of mass directly at the church.



    The family would like to thank Janet Kruse and Mary Schumacher, Germaine’s loving caregivers and friends. They were truly our angels on earth. The family would also like to thank Father Gerald Falk, Sr. Betty and Hospice nurse Kathy Horn for the care and compassion they showed Germaine and her family.

    Germaine’s name means lovely, exquisite and important; it fits her well, because she was such a lovely person and an important part of many people’s lives. She will be dearly missed by her family and those she has touched in this life. Her faith, strength and gentleness are an inspiration to all who knew her.

    Mother There is but one and only one, Whose love will fail you never.

    One who lives from sun to sun, With constant fond endeavor.

    There is but one and only one, On earth there is no other.

    In Heaven a noble work was done, When God gave us our Mother. --Author Unknown

    It is not the magnitude of our actions but the amount of love that is put into them that matters. --Mother Teresa

    “Angels watch over you, Mom.”

    In lieu of flowers, a memorial has been established in Germaine’s name to support stroke research. Please send donations to:

    National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke Financial Management Branch Building 31, Room 8A34 31 Center Drive, MSC 2540 Bethesda, MD 20892-2540

    WICHMANN FUNERAL HOME Tri-County Chapel 3212 South Oneida Street Menasha 920-831-9905 www.wichmannfuneralhomes.com.
  • Note: My grandma, Germaine Murphy, was born in Appleton, Wisconsin on July 30, 1921.
    During college, she met a man named Orville Murphy and fell in love with him. They got married on June 30, 1943. They had five children: Mike, Patti, Bonnie, Kathy, and Brian.
    Grandma loved to make French meals and share them with the family. she loved writing poems, she played the organ, and she especially enjoyed tap dancing.
    My grandma passed away peacefully at her hone on September 1, 2006.
    Tyler Murphy, 2007.

Robert John Peerenboom

M, b. April 22, 1930, d. November 17, 1998

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St John High School Yearbook 1948
St John High School Yearbook 1947 (Class of 48)

Biography

  • Birth: Robert John Peerenboom was born on April 22, 1930 in Little Chute, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: He was married in St Mary Church, Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: He died on November 17, 1998, at age 68, in Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Burial: He was buried in St John Cemetery, Little Chute, Wisconsin, New/11/72.
  • Graduation: He graduated from St John High School, Little Chute, in 1948.

Mary Louise Brown

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Donna Jean Peerenboom

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Kevin Robert Phelan

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Eugene Pingel

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Logan Pingel

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  • Descendant of an Immigrant on: America

Allen Charles Zautcke

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Lucille Theresa Groh

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Annette Mary Schweitzer

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