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Dorothy Mae Romenesko

F, b. October 18, 1932, d. August 7, 2008

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Family: Giles Joseph Kempen (b. January 24, 1928, d. August 23, 1993)

St John High School Yearbook 1951

Biography

  • Birth: Dorothy Mae Romenesko was born on October 18, 1932 in Little Chute, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: She and Giles Joseph Kempen were married on May 9, 1959 in Little Chute, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: Dorothy Mae Romenesko died on August 7, 2008, at age 75.
  • Burial: She was buried in Highland Memorial Park, Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Note: August 11, 2008

    Kempen, Dorothy M.
    Dorothy Kempen, 75, passed away at Cherry Meadows Hospice early on Thursday, Aug. 7, 2008. Dorothy was born in Little Chute, on Oct. 18, 1932, daughter of the late Walter and Ida (Natrop) Romenesko. She graduated from St. John High School in Little Chute, and attended the Kaukauna Normal School for two years. For some time, Dorothy worked in the area as a beautician, but later became employed by Tuttle Press (Hoffmaster) where she worked until her retirement.
    In her early years, Dorothy enjoyed skiing and later in life took up bowling. She will be remembered by all as an excellent seamstress and a very active woman who always kept up with the current events. Dorothy was a member of the Red Hat Society, a local singles group and enjoyed attending events at the Performing Arts Center with her friends. Dorothy was also very proud of her affiliation with the Democratic Party and volunteered for the cause at every opportunity.
    Survivors include her daughter, Sandy (Joseph) Wetzel, Appleton and their children, Rachelle Rusch, Christopher Rusch and Autumn Wetzel; two sons, Kevin (Denise) Kempen and Brian (Melissa) Kempen, both of Appleton; a sister-in-law, Sheila Romenesko, Darboy; a cousin and dear friend, Rosalie Natrop, Kaukauna; as well as several nieces, a nephew, other relatives and many friends.
    Dorothy was preceded in death by her parents; a brother Marvin Romenesko; an infant sister, Mary; and her former husband, Giles Bucky Kempen.
    The funeral liturgy for Dorothy will be held at 5 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 11, 2008, at ST. PAUL CATHOLIC CHURCH, 410 Wallace Street in Combined Locks, with Fr. Dennis M. Ryan officiating. Friends may call at the church on Monday afternoon from 3 p.m. until the hour of the service. A private entombment will take place at Highland Memorial Park on Tuesday.
    The family would like to extend their sincere thanks to the wonderful caregivers at ThedaCare at Home as well as the entire staff at Cherry Meadows. You took care of our mom like she was your own. Your kindness and care will never be forgotten.
    Jansen Fargo
    Funeral Home
    204 E. Kimberly Avenue
    Kimberly 920-788-6202
    Online condolences
    www.wichmannfargo.com.
  • Graduation: She graduated from St John High School, Little Chute, in 1951.

Giles Joseph Kempen

M, b. January 24, 1928, d. August 23, 1993

Parents

Family: Dorothy Mae Romenesko (b. October 18, 1932, d. August 7, 2008)

Biography

  • Birth: Giles Joseph Kempen was born on January 24, 1928 in Little Chute, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: He and Dorothy Mae Romenesko were married on May 9, 1959 in Little Chute, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: Giles Joseph Kempen died on August 23, 1993, at age 65, in Little Chute, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Burial: He was buried in St John Cemetery, Little Chute, Wisconsin, New/10/55.
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Sandra Kempen

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Kevin Giles Kempen

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Denise Ann Daemmrich

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Brian Joseph Kempen

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Elvera (Sis) Garvey

F, b. December 20, 1917, d. December 19, 1979

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Family: Joseph W Romenesko (b. January 3, 1912, d. September 10, 1998)

Biography

  • Birth: Elvera (Sis) Garvey was born on December 20, 1917 in Freedom, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: She and Joseph W Romenesko were married on May 7, 1940 in St Nicholas Church, Freedom, Wisconsin.
  • Death: Elvera (Sis) Garvey died on December 19, 1979, at age 61, in Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Burial: She was buried in St Nicholas Cemetery, Freedom, Wisconsin.
  • Note: Source: Appleton Post Crescent Obituary

    Thursday, December 13, 1979

    Mrs. Joseph Romenesko [Elvera 'Sis' Garvey] Rt. 2. Garvey Rd. Freedom

    Age 61, died Thursday morning. She was born December 14, 1917 in Freedom and had lived in the Freedom and Stephensville area all of her life. She was a member of St. Nicholas Chrisatian Mothers and the Freedom Golden Agers.

    She is survived by her husband, Joseph; a son, Richard, Neenah; and three grandchildren, Rick, Randy, and Jenny; five brothers, Vance Garvey Sr., Percy and Milo, all of Freedom; Jerry, Shawano; and Vernon, Stephensville; two sisters, Mrs. Alma [Clarence] Weyenberg, Little Chute; and Mrs. Lester [Shirley] Glesen, Freedom.

    She was preceded in death by a brother, Lowell.

    The funeral will be 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Nicholas Catholic Church, Freedom, with the Rev. Leander Nickel officiating. Interment will be in the parish cemetery. Friends may call after 3 p.m. Friday at Greenwood Funeral Home, with a rosary at 7 p.m. and a prayer service at 8 p.m.

Richard Romenesko

M, b. April 17, 1943, d. November 30, 2016

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Family: Mary Kuehl

Biography

  • Birth: Richard Romenesko was born on April 17, 1943.
  • Death: He died on November 30, 2016, at age 73.
  • Burial: He was buried in St Nicholas Cemetery, Freedom, Wisconsin.
  • Note: Richard "Dick" J. Romenesko, age 73, of Schofield, died Wednesday, November 30, 2016, peacefully with his family by his side. As of late, Dick had been residing with his daughter in Omro.

    He was born April 17, 1943, to the late Joseph "Joe" and Elvera "Sis" Romenesko. For many years Dick was employed in the sheet metal trades. He enjoyed snowmobiling and was active in his snowmobile club. He also enjoyed four-wheeling with his friends in the northwoods no matter what the weather was. Dick also enjoyed watching the Packers win or lose. More than anything Dick loved to watch his grandchildren Trenton, Tanor, and Tierney compete in their many sporting events.

    Dick is survived by a son, Rick Romenesko, of Omro; a daughter, Jenny Ecklund-Van Dyke (Rob), of Omro; grandchildren, Trenton Ecklund (fiancée, Serena), Tanor Ecklund, Tierney Ecklund, Chanon Gallow, Joseph Romenesko (Amanda); great-grandchildren, Serenity Romenesko, Logan Romenesko, Ace Ecklund; and many other relatives and friends.

    Along with his parents, Dick was also preceded in death by a son, Randy Romenesko.

    A visitation for family and friends will be on Wednesday, December 7, 2016, from 10:30 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. at St. Nicholas Catholic Church, W2033 Cty Rd S Freedom. A funeral Mass will be held on Wednesday at 11:00 a.m. at the church with Fr. Walter Stumpf officiating. Inurnment will follow in the St. Nicholas Cemetery, Freedom.

    If you wish please submit online condolences to muellerfuneralhomeinc.com.

    I will be forever lost without you in my life everyday. My family is so blessed to have you as our guardian angel. I love you Dad, Jenny.

Mary Kuehl

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Family: Richard Romenesko (b. April 17, 1943, d. November 30, 2016)

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Randy John Romenesko

M, b. August 29, 1963, d. May 18, 2013

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Biography

  • Birth: Randy John Romenesko was born on August 29, 1963 in Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: He died on May 18, 2013, at age 49.
  • Burial: He was buried in St Nicholas Cemetery, Freedom, Wisconsin.
  • Note: Randy John Romenesko, of Rhinelander, formerly of Neenah, age 49, passed away unexpectedly on Saturday May 18, 2013. He was born August 29, 1963 at St. Elizabeth Hospital in Appleton to Richard "Dick" Romenesko and Mary Garvey. Randy was employed at NEX Performance Films in Rhinelander, where he lived for the last 15 years. He loved snowmobiling, four wheeling, the Hodag Country Music Festival and the Packers.

    Randy is survived by his children: Chanon Gallow and Joseph (Amanda) Romenesko; granddaughter Serenity Rose Romenesko; parents: Richard "Dick" Romenesko and Mary (Sonny) Garvey; brother: Rick Romenesko; sister: Jenny (Rob) Van Dyke; nephews and niece: Trenton, Tanor and Tierney Ecklund; and step sisters: Cori (Ken) Coenen, Lori (Dale) Dietrick and Kelly (Paul) Randerson; and Godmother: Kathy Hull. He is further survived by other relatives and friends.

    Randy was preceded in death by his grandparents: Joseph and Elvera "Sis" Romenesko and Roy and Ceil Kuehl; step brother: Allen Garvey; and Godfather Lowell Garvey.

    Visitation will be held Thursday May 23, 2013 at ST. NICHOLAS PARISH (W2037 County Rd. S Freedom) beginning at 2:00 p.m. until time of Mass at 4:00 p.m. The Rev. Dan Felton will officiate. Committal St. Nicholas Cemetery. To sign the guest book, please visit oconnellfh.com.

Jenny Lee Romenesko

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Family 2: Robert VanDyke

Raymond Henry Kempen

M, b. September 1, 1914, d. September 25, 1959

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Family: Mary Magdaline Romenesko (b. January 20, 1916, d. July 18, 2008)

Biography

  • Birth: Raymond Henry Kempen was born on September 1, 1914 in Ladysmith, Rusk Co, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: He and Mary Magdaline Romenesko were married on October 13, 1936 in Freedom, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: Raymond Henry Kempen died on September 25, 1959, at age 45, in Kaukauna, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Burial: He was buried in Holy Cross, Kaukauna, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Note: Kempen, Raymond 1959 Appleton Post Crescent dated 9/26/1959; Raymond Kempen, 45, Route 2, Kaukauna, died at 8:50 this morning at Kaukauna after an eight week illness. He was born September 1st, 1914, at Marshfield and lived in Kaukauna for the last 14 years, where he was employed by Thilmany Pulp and Paper company. Funeral services will be at 9:30 a.m. Monday at Holy Cross Catholic Church, Kaukauna. Friends may call at Greenwood funeral home after 7:00 p.m. today, where the rosary will be recited at 8:00 p.m. today and Sunday. Burial will be in Holy Cross cemetery. Kempen is survived by his widow: his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Kempen, Route 1 Kaukauna; two daughters, Mrs. John Hermans, Appleton, and Patsy at home; eight sons, Vernon, Leo, William, Floyd, John, Ray Jr., David and Richard, all at home; three brothers, Clarence, of DePere, Robert, Manitowoc and Francis, Route 1 Kaukauna; four sisters, Mrs. Ray Schuh, and Mrs. Donald Calmes, both on Route 1 Kaukauna, Mrs. Francis Fischer, Route 2 Seymour, and Mrs. Ray Van de Hei, Route 2 DePere; one grandchild: and his maternal grandmother, Mrs. Minnie DeBruin, Two Rivers.
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Leo Joseph Kempen

M, b. June 3, 1940, d. January 1, 2017

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Biography

  • Birth: Leo Joseph Kempen was born on June 3, 1940 in Oneida, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: He died on January 1, 2017, at age 76.
  • Burial: He was buried in St John Cemetery, Little Chute, Wisconsin, New/12/91.
  • Note: Leo J. Kempen, 76, passed away on Sunday, January 1, 2017 at home surrounded by his family. Leo was born on June 3, 1940 to Raymond Kempen and Mary Romenesko Kempen Seaver. He started working at Scolding Locks where he met his wife and later worked at S.C. Shannon / Nasch Finch. On June 29, 1963 he was united in marriage to Yvonne Schaefer at St. Pius X in Appleton. Leo loved fishing of any kind and took many trips to Canada. He was an avid deer hunter and missed his first season this year since he was 17. Leo enjoyed attending his grandchildren's sporting events. He also enjoyed the family vacations in Lakewood, camping in Door County and taking trips to Branson and out west. Reading, painting houses, and paint by numbers were some of his favorite pastimes. Leo had a sweet tooth and enjoyed his desserts. He was known to share a little vitamin K with friends. He also took pride in taking care of the ballpark. Most of all spending time with his family was always treasured.

    Leo is survived by his wife Yvonne, his children; Lisa (special friend Chad Soare) Kempen, Jerold (Cathy) Kempen, grandchildren; Jordan, McKenzie, and Hunter Kempen, sisters; Germaine Hermans, Patricia (Dan) Buchinger, brothers; Vern (Joan) Kempen, Bill Kempen, Floyd (Dianne) Kempen, John (Angie) Kempen, Ray (Carla) Kempen, David Kempen, Rick (Pam) Kempen, step sisters; Jan (Clark) Kromenaker, Jo Ann (George) Schumann, Mary (Lenny) Ritlick, Dorothy (Patrick) Heindl, Sally Ann Shipstad, his sisters-in-law, and brothers-in-law; Julie Schaefer, Ione (Roger) Danner, Sandy Diekvoss, Nancy (Don) Gold, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

    Leo was preceded in death by his parents, his step father Jerome Seaver, father-in-law, Francis Schaefer, mother-in-law, Mildred Scherer Schaefer, step mother-in-law, Lillian Schaefer, his sister Carla Mae Kempen, and brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law; Gary Schaefer, John Hermans, Debra Kempen, and Dorothy Kempen.

    The funeral liturgy for Leo will be held on Friday, January 6, 2017 at 11:00 AM at ST JOHN NEPOMUCENE CATHOLIC CHURCH, 323 Pine St., Little Chute. A time of visitation will be held on Friday from 9:00 AM until the time of the service at the church.

    Online condolences may be expressed at www.wichmannfargo.com.
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Germaine Gurtrude Kempen

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John Jerome Hermans

M, b. August 7, 1933, d. April 10, 1999

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Biography

  • Birth: John Jerome Hermans was born on August 7, 1933 in Kaukauna, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: He died on April 10, 1999, at age 65, in Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Burial: He was buried in Holy Cross, Kaukauna, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Note: Hermans, John J "Jack" Sr 1999 Appleton Post Crescent; John (Jack) J. Hermans, Sr. 2413 N. Locust, Appleton. Age 65, passed away Saturday, April 10, 1999 at home with his family at his side. He was born August 7, 1933 in Kaukauna, the son of the late William and Christine (Verkuilen) Hermans. Jack enjoyed hunting and playing bingo with his friends. He graduated from Kaukauna High School in 1951. He was a Korean War veteran, serving in the U.S. Navy. Jack held many jobs, including his duties as an Appleton Police officer for eight years, a Grand Chute Police officer for three years; he worked for United Foods for 19 years and Smiths Security for five years. Jack is survived by his wife of 42 years, Germaine (Kempen) Hermans; his children: Tim Hermans, Laurie Filen, Susan (Frank) Elmore, Michael Hermans, John Jr. (Jenny) Hermans, Jayne (Dan) Flenz, Joe (Marcie) Hermans and Jeff Hermans; 17 grandchildren, a sister, Marion (Tom) West; a brother, Jim (Jeannine) Roiger. Jack was preceded in death by his parents and a daughter, Mary. The funeral services will be 11 a.m. Tuesday, April 13, 1999 at the Fargo Funeral Home 400 W. Wisconsin Ave. Kaukanua 766-6200 with the Father Bill Barta officiating. Burial will be in Holy Cross Cemetery, Kaukauna. Friends may call directly at the funeral home on Tuesday from 10 a.m. until the time of services. WILL I SEE YOU AGAIN? There's a feeling stuck inside me about a leader of life's band, you're the one who showed me how to play And whispered, "Yes you can," You taught me life and living love, your wisdom was my friend, Will I see you again? There's a memory making motion about a beacon burning bright, you're the one who turned my troubled times from darkness into light. Your guiding ray unveiled the way, you counseled till the end - Will I see you again? You always cautioned at the door, "Remember who you are." 'Cause I guess you saw in me what I could be. I needed you to need me, and you stretched a helping hand, unselfishly, so tenderly, left footprints in my sand. You let me understand. There's a notion nestled in me about the rules of the Master Man. Even though you lost the battle here, you won the war in his plan. I'll miss you hugs and eyes that grin; but we'll meet once more, so long till then, When I see you again. Yes, I'm going to see you again.

Timothy Lee Hermans

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Mary Hermans

F, b. February 26, 1959, d. February 26, 1959

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Biography

  • Birth: Mary Hermans was born on February 26, 1959 in Kaukauna, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: She died on February 26, 1959, at age 0, in Kaukauna, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Burial: She was buried in Holy Cross, Kaukauna, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
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Laurie Ann Hermans

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Joseph James Filen

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Josie LaRay Filen

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Jedediah James Filen

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Susan Gerene Hermans

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