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Raymond Simon Schuh

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Joyce Delores Verhagen

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Rick Allen Schuh

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Patrick Ray Schuh

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Kathleen Ann Schuh

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Carol Jean Schuh

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Patrick James Heenan

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Bernadette Marie Schuh

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Marrianne Jean Schuh

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Jonathan D Blakeslee

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Henry Alfred Schuh

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Stella M Kempen

F, b. April 15, 1918, d. March 26, 2002

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Biography

  • Birth: Stella M Kempen was born on April 15, 1918 in Marshfield, Wood Co, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: She and Donald E Calmes were married on July 7, 1940 in Freedom, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: Stella M Kempen died on March 26, 2002, at age 83.
  • Burial: She was buried in St Nicholas Cemetery, Freedom, Wisconsin.
  • Note: Calmes, Stella

    Age 83, formerly of Freedom, died Tuesday, March 26, 2002 at a local nursing home. The daughter of the late Hank and Gertrude (DeBruin) Kempen was born April 15, 1918 in Marshfield. She lived in Freedom for most of her adult life, moved to Arizona to live for 25 years and moved back to the area in 1997. Stella married Donald E. Calmes on July 7, 1940 in Freedom. He preceded her in death on January 28, 1990. Mrs. Calmes was a very talented woman who loved to bake.

    Survivors include her 12 children: Jim (Joan) Calmes, Kaukauna Carol (Tom) Leygraaf, Appleton Jean (Dave) Van Schyndel, Oneida John (Sue) Calmes, Kaukauna Henry (Vicky) Calmes, Freedom Jerry (Kandis) Calmes, Black Creek Roseann (Ron) Holewiski, Door County Don (Amy) Calmes, Freedom Mary (Jon) Williams, Suamico Barb (Terri) Calmes, Rhinelander David (Kim) Calmes, Black Creek Patti (Dan) Jansen, Kaukauna 44 grandchildren, 31 great-grandchildren three sisters: Bertha Schuh, Marion (Francis) Fischer, Grace (Raymond) Vande Hey two brothers: Francis (Marie) Kempen and Robert (Arlene) Kempen. She was preceded in death by her parents her husband a son, LeRoy two granddaughters: Linda Calmes and Sherri Leygraaf and her brothers: Clarence and Raymond Kempen.

    Friends may call at St. Nicholas Catholic Church, Freedom after 1:00 p.m. Saturday, March 30, 2002 until time of service. Funeral services will be conducted at 3:00 p.m. Saturday at the church with Father Dennis Ryan officiating. Burial to follow in the Church Cemetery. Ryan Funeral Service of De Pere is assisting the family with arrangements.

    The Calmes family extends a special thanks to Century Ridge, San Luis Nursing Home and Dr. Gadsby for all their care and support.
  • Note: Stella Kempen was one of eight children in her family. She went through the 8th grade in school and then went to the convent for seven years. She was getting ready to take her last vows to become a nun when she was working in a hospital in Manitowoc with mothers and newborn babies. One day she said, “I wish one day a mother would leave the hospital and not take her baby with her, so I could take it home and become a mother.” One of the sisters heard her say this and told Stella she needed to go home for the summer and decide if she really wanted to become a nun or have children and become a mother. She met my great-grandpa that summer at a baseball game that was held in a cow pasture in Freedom, WI and decided not to return to the convent. She ended up marrying him and had 13 children. She even wanted to adopt some children after that.
    Stella and Donald used to charge all of their food at the local grocery store. Don would go there once a month to pay the bill and the owner of the store would give him a free gallon of ice cream. He would take it home and that was the biggest treat for all the kids. One pail of ice cream for 13 kids, just once a month. They were very excited.
    Stella was a really good baker. She would order 100 pound sacks of flour and when they were empty, she would make clothing for the kids out of the material. They didn't waste anything.
    Olivia Calmes 2006.
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Donald E Calmes

M, b. November 26, 1917, d. January 27, 1991

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  • Father: John D Calmes (b. November 18, 1886, d. September 26, 1953)
  • Mother: Rose Ann Heinz (b. November 15, 1886, d. January 22, 1970)

Biography

  • Birth: Donald E Calmes was born on November 26, 1917 in Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: He and Stella M Kempen were married on July 7, 1940 in Freedom, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: Donald E Calmes died on January 27, 1991, at age 73, in Sun City, Maricopa Co, Arizona.
  • Burial: He was buried in St Nicholas Cemetery, Freedom, Wisconsin.

Robert Joseph Kempen

M, b. September 17, 1921, d. June 9, 2016

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Family 1: Felicia Josephine Thill (b. August 19, 1923, d. April 28, 1960)

Family 2: Arlene C Meneau (b. September 27, 1930, d. June 24, 2017)

Biography

  • Birth: Robert Joseph Kempen was born on September 17, 1921 in Two Rivers, Manitowoc Co, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: He and Felicia Josephine Thill were married on June 12, 1948 in Stockbridge, Calumet Co, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: Robert Joseph Kempen and Arlene C Meneau were married on January 21, 1961 in Rockford, Winnebago Co, Illinois.
  • Death: Robert Joseph Kempen died on June 9, 2016, at age 94, in Suring, Oconto Co, Wisconsin.
  • Note: Robert J. Kempen, 94, of Lakewood, passed away on Thursday, June 9, 2016 at the Woodland Village in Suring. He was born on September 17, 1921 in Two Rivers to Henry and Gertrude (De Bruin) Kempen.

    Bob married Arlene Meneau on January 21, 1961 in Rockford, IL. He was a welder/steamfitter for the Union Local 400. Bob served in the United States Army. He was honorably discharged in 1944. Bob was a member of St. Mary's of the Lake Catholic Church in Lakewood. He was a real jokester, and enjoyed making people laugh. Bob loved deer hunting, fishing, and playing cards.

    Bob is survived by his wife Arlene of Suring, a daughter, Kathy (Randy) Clark of Laona, and sons: Ronald (Cindy) of Kimberly, James of Menasha, and stepson, Bob (Linda) Sievert of Everett, WA. He is further survived by 11 grandchildren, and five great grandchildren, also a sister, Grace (Raymond) Van De Hei of Seymour, and brother: He was preceded in death by his parents, sisters: Stella, Bertha, Marion, and brothers: Raymond, Clarence and Frances.

    Funeral services for Bob will be held on Wednesday June 15, 2016 at 10:30 a.m. at St. Mary's of the Lakes Catholic Church in Lakewood. Fr. Phillip Dinh-Van-Theip will officiate. Visitation will be from 9:00 a.m. until the time of service at the church. Burial will in the Lakewood Forest Cemetery. Military Honors will be conducted at the cemetery. Weber-Hill Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements. Online condolences may be left for the family at www.weberhillfuneralhome.com
    Published in Appleton Post-Crescent on June 12, 2016.
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Felicia Josephine Thill

F, b. August 19, 1923, d. April 28, 1960

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Family: Robert Joseph Kempen (b. September 17, 1921, d. June 9, 2016)

Biography

  • Birth: Felicia Josephine Thill was born on August 19, 1923 in Stockbridge, Calumet Co, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: She and Robert Joseph Kempen were married on June 12, 1948 in Stockbridge, Calumet Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: Felicia Josephine Thill died on April 28, 1960, at age 36, in Manitowoc, Manitowoc Co, Wisconsin.
  • Note: The requiem Mass for Mrs. Robert Kempen, 35 of 915 S. 30th St. Manitowoc, who died at Holy Family Hospital there Tursday morning of a brief illness, will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Paul's Catholic Church in Manitowoc.
    The Rev. Clement Kern, pastor, will be clebrant, with burial in Calvary Cemetery, Manitowoc. Mass will follow 9:30 family rites at the Pieffer Funeral Home in that city.
    Friends may call at the funeral home Friday evening. Members of the St. Paul's Christian Mothers Society, of which she was a member, will recite the rosary there at 7:20 p.m. Friday.
    The former Felicia Thill, she was born at Stockbridge, Aug 19, 1924, a daughter of Henry and the late Ann Steffes Thill.
    She was educated in Catholic school there and graduated from Stockbridge High School in 1942.
    Her marriage o Mr. Kempen took place June 12, 1948, following which the couple moved to Manitowoc in 1951.
    Surviving in addition to her husband are two sons, Robert and Ronald and a foster daughter, Mary Ann all at home; her father of Stockbridge and five sisters, Mrs. E. John Mueller of New Holstein, Mrs Hugo Zahringer of Stockbridge and Mrs Emil Steiner, Mrs Albert Ludwig and Mrs Zeno Hertel of Chilton.

    Kaukauna Times:
    Mrs. Robert Kempen, 36, if 915 S. 30th Street, Manitowoc, a former Stockbridge resident, died in Manitowoc this morning.
    An autopsy is being performed to determine the cause of death.
    She was born Aug. 13, 1923, in Stockbridge, where she attended parochial school. She was graduated from Stockbridge High school in 1942 and moved to Manitowoc in 1951.
    Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Paul Catholic church, Manitowoc. Friends amy call after 3 p.m. Friday at Pfeffer Funeral home, Manitowoc, where the rosary will be recited at 7:30 p.m. Friday.
    Survivors include the widower; two sons, Robert and Ronald Kempen, and a foster daughter, Mary Ann Munsell, all at home; her father, Henry Thill, Stockbridge; and five sisters, Mrs. E. John Mueller, New Holstein, Mrs. Hugo Zahringer, Stockbridge, and Mrs. Emil Steiner, Mrs. Albert Ludwig and Mrs. Zeno Hertel, all of Chilton.

Francis Joseph Kempen

M, b. March 24, 1927, d. August 6, 2015

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Biography

  • Birth: Francis Joseph Kempen was born on March 24, 1927 in Two Rivers, Manitowoc Co, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: He and Ann Marie Schmidt were married on June 6, 1950 in St Francis Church, Hollandtown, Wisconsin.
  • Death: Francis Joseph Kempen died on August 6, 2015, at age 88, in Freedom, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Burial: He was buried in St Nicholas Cemetery, Freedom, Wisconsin.
  • Note: Kempen, Francis "Story Teller"

    Fran "Egg Man" Kempen, age 88, of Freedom, went to be with his "Toots" with his family at his side on Thursday August 6, 2015 at Country Villa Assisted Living in Freedom. He was born on March 24, 1927 in Two Rivers, son of the late Henry and Gertrude (DeBruin) Kempen. Fran married Ann Marie Schmidt at St. Francis Church, Hollandtown on June 6, 1950. Together they operated a dairy and poultry farm near Freedom until 1972. They then moved to Kaukauna where he was employed by E-Z Glide until retirement in 1989. He delivered eggs in the area for more than 60 years. Fran loved his family, the egg route, the cottage, telling jokes and playing cards. He was also a member of Holy Cross Parish. He delivered Meals-on-Wheels every week after he retired. He also volunteered every week at St. Vincent De Paul as well as at Parkside and St. Paul Home where he led the Rosary and prayer service every week until age 84. He was nominated for the Post Crescent Volunteer of the year award in 1996.

    Fran is survived by his three sons and daughters-in law: Gary (Sherry) Freedom; Joe ( Dianne) West Allis; Bernard (Jane) Kaukauna; ten grandchildren: Mary, David (Megan) Kempen, Cathy (Larry) Lambie, Tim (Melissa), and Mark (Leah); Scott, Paul (special friend Alexia), and Andy (special friend Roxanne); Lee (Melissa) Kempen and Sarah (Scott) Zuehlke; eleven great-grandchildren; his sister: Grace Van De Hei, Seymour; his brother and sister-in-law, Robert (Arlene) Kempen, Suring. He is also survived on his wife's side by a brother-in-law and sister-in-law: Ralph (Grace) Schmidt, Hollandtown; step sisters and brothers-in-law: Loraine (Don) Brink of Ephraim, and Lucy (Dan) Spencer of Stockton, Missouri, a step brother-in-law, Len Schmidt, Brillion; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

    He was preceded in death by his wife Ann Marie, an infant son; his siblings and their spouses; Ray (Mary Seaver) Kempen, Bertha (Ray) Schuh, Stella (Don) Calmes, Clarence (Elsie) Kempen, Marion (Francis) Fischer, Felicia Kempen, Ray Van De Hei. On his wife's side: a brother-in-law, Gerry (Eve) Schmidt, step brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Clarence (Jeannie) Schmidt, Rosemary (Hillard) Brantmeier, Art (Marian) Schmidt, Lori Schmidt, and Harry Johnson.

    The funeral liturgy for Francis will be held at 11:00 am on Monday August 10, 2015 at HOLY CROSS CATHOLIC CHURCH, 309 Desnoyer Street in Kaukauna. Fr. Tom Pomeroy will be officiating. Interment will take place at St. Nicholas Catholic Cemetery in Freedom. A visitation will be held on Sunday at the Fargo Funeral Home 400 W. Wisconsin Avenue in Kaukauna from 4:00 pm until the prayer service at 7:00 pm, and again on Monday at the church from 9:30 am until the time of mass. In lieu of flowers, memorials to Holy Cross Catholic Church are appreciated. Online condolences can be offered at www.wichmannfargo.com.



    The family extends a special thank you to Stan and Helen Dercks for their neighborly kindness over the years, a special thank you to Tina and the staff at Country Villa, Freedom; and also a thank you to the Asera Care staff, for their help at this difficult time.

    Life is like a peanut, the shell is here but the nut is gone.
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Ann Marie Schmidt

F, b. November 10, 1929, d. July 23, 2015

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St John High School Yearbook 1947

Biography

  • Birth: Ann Marie Schmidt was born on November 10, 1929 in Town of Woodville, Calumet Co, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: She and Francis Joseph Kempen were married on June 6, 1950 in St Francis Church, Hollandtown, Wisconsin.
  • Death: Ann Marie Schmidt died on July 23, 2015, at age 85.
  • Burial: She was buried in St Nicholas Cemetery, Freedom, Wisconsin.
  • Note: Kempen, Ann Marie "Toots"

    Ann (Schmidt) Kempen was born on November 10, 1929 in the Town of Woodville, the daughter of the late Bernard and Mary (Rossmeier) Schmidt. She married Francis Kempen at St. Francis Church, Hollandtown on June 6, 1950. Together they operated a dairy and poultry farm near Freedom until 1972. They then moved to Kaukauna. She was a member of Holy Cross Parish, and the Ladies of Holy Cross. She worked during city elections and St. Vincent DePaul until 2013. She loved her family and cooking, baking, candy making, gardening and playing cards. She is survived by her husband, Fran; three sons and daughters-in law: Gary (Sherry) Freedom; Joe (Dianne) West Allis; Bernard (Jane) Kaukauna; ten grandchildren: Mary, David (Megan) Kempen, Cathy (Larry) Lambie, Tim (Melissa), Mark (Leah); Scott, Paul (special friend Alexia), Andy (special friend Roxanne), and Lee (Melissa) Kempen, Sarah (Scott) Zuehlke and eleven great-grandchildren. A brother and sister-in-law: Ralph (Grace) Schmidt, Hollandtown; step-sisters and brother: Loraine (Don) Brink, Ephraim; Lucy (Dan) Spencer, Stockton, Missouri; Len Schmidt, Brillion; brother and sister-in-law on Francis side: Robert (Arlene) Kempen, Suring; Grace Van De Hei, Seymour, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

    Toots was preceded in death by an infant son; her parents, Bernard and Mary Schmidt; her step father, Henry Schmidt; brothers, Gerald (Eve) and Joseph Schmidt, Step brothers and sisters: Clarence (Jeannie) Schmidt, Rosemary (Hillard) Brantmeier, Art (Marian) Schmidt, Lori Schmidt, and Harry Johnson. Her father and mother-in-law: Gertrude and Henry Kempen; brothers and sisters-in-law; Ray (Mary Seaver) Kempen, Clarence (Elsie) Kempen, Bertha (Ray) Schuh, Stella (Don) Calmes, Marion (Francis) Fischer, Felicia Kempen, and Ray Van De Hei.

    The funeral liturgy for Toots will be held at 11:00 am on Monday, July 27, 2015 at HOLY CROSS CATHOLIC CHURCH, 309 Desnoyer Street in Kaukauna. Fr. Tom Pomeroy will be officiating. Interment will take place at St. Nicholas Catholic Cemetery in Freedom. A visitation will be held on Sunday at the Fargo Funeral Home from 4:00 pm until the prayer service at 7:00 pm, and again on Monday at the church from 9:30 am until the time of mass. In lieu of flowers, memorials to Parkinson's Disease Foundation are appreciated. Online condolences can be offered at www.wichmannfargo.com.

    The family would like to thank Stan and Helen Dercks for their neighborly kindness through the years, and a very special thank you to Tina, and the staff at Country Villa, Freedom.
  • Graduation: She graduated from St John High School, Little Chute, in 1947.
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John Adrian Kempen

M, b. August 14, 1855, d. January 10, 1911

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Family: Maryann VanDoren (b. July 3, 1859, d. January 21, 1911)

Biography

  • Birth: John Adrian Kempen was born on August 14, 1855 in Town of Woodville, Calumet Co, Wisconsin.
  • Baptism: He was baptized on January 3, 1856 in St John Nepomucene Church, Little Chute, Wisconsin.
  • Death: He died on January 10, 1911, at age 55, in Kaukauna, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Burial: He was buried in St Francis Cemetery, Hollandtown, Wisconsin.
  • Note: Obit Brown County Democrat. 1-13-1911 John Kempen, another one of Hollandtown's citizens and well to do farmers, died at his home M onday forenoon after a brief illness. About two weeks ago he was taken to St. Elizabeth's hos pital at Appleton for treatment and all that medical aid and skill could do for him was done , but all to no avail. Decedent was a lifelong resident of Holland and was 54 years old. He leaves to morn his untimely demise a widow and eight children, all at home, who feel disconsol ate over their loss. The funeral was held Thursday morning at 10 o'clock from St. Francis Cat holic Church. We extend our heartfelt sympathy to the sorrowing relatives and friends.
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Maryann VanDoren

F, b. July 3, 1859, d. January 21, 1911

Parents

Family: John Adrian Kempen (b. August 14, 1855, d. January 10, 1911)

Biography

  • Birth: Maryann VanDoren was born on July 3, 1859 in Zeeland, Noord Brabant, Netherlands.
  • Death: She died on January 21, 1911, at age 51, in Kaukauna, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Burial: She was buried in St Francis Cemetery, Hollandtown, Wisconsin.
  • Note: Obit. Kaukuana Times 1-27-1911 Mrs. Mary Kempen, a lifelong resident of Holand, died at her home Friday after a short illnes s. Deceased was 52 years old and leaves to morn her untimely demise nine children who feel disconsolate over their loss. The blow is a heavy one to them owing to the fact that their fath er died less than two weeks ago. She was a member of the Christian Mothers society who atte nded the funeral in body. The funeral was held from St. Francis Catholic church. The sympathy of the entire community goes out to the sorrowing family in the hour of their bereavement.

Ardina VanDeHey

F, b. November 2, 1821, d. January 18, 1899

Parents

Family: Henry Wilbert Kempen (b. April 15, 1827, d. July 2, 1906)

Biography

  • Birth: Ardina VanDeHey was born on November 2, 1821 in Zeeland, Noord Brabant, Netherlands.
  • Marriage: She and Henry Wilbert Kempen were married on June 10, 1849 in Little Chute, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: Ardina VanDeHey died on January 18, 1899, at age 77, in Hollandtown, Brown Co, Wisconsin.
  • Burial: She was buried in St Francis Cemetery, Hollandtown, Wisconsin.
  • Note: Obit Brown County Democrat 1-27-1899 Mrs. Wilbert Kempen, one of the early Settlers of Hollandtown, died last Wednesday. She was 7 6 years of age and would have been married 50 years next May. Death was caused by a fracture of the hip, sustained while going to church on Epiphany. The funeral was a very largely attended.
  • Immigration: She immigrated to America in 1848 Line 80.
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William Kempen

M, b. July 11, 1851, d. July 10, 1912

Parents

Family: Elizabeth Siebers (b. April 30, 1855, d. April 18, 1918)

Biography

  • Birth: William Kempen was born on July 11, 1851 in Little Chute, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Baptism: He was baptized on July 11, 1851 in St John Nepomucene Church, Little Chute, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: He and Elizabeth Siebers were married in 1877 in Hollandtown, Brown Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: William Kempen died on July 10, 1912, at age 60, in Catawba, Price Co, Wisconsin.
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Elizabeth Siebers

F, b. April 30, 1855, d. April 18, 1918

Parents

Family: William Kempen (b. July 11, 1851, d. July 10, 1912)

Biography

  • Birth: Elizabeth Siebers was born on April 30, 1855 in Town of Woodville, Calumet Co, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: She and William Kempen were married in 1877 in Hollandtown, Brown Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: Elizabeth Siebers died on April 18, 1918, at age 62, in Menasha, Winnebago Co, Wisconsin.
  • Burial: She was buried in Catawba, Price Co, Wisconsin.
  • Note: Her tombstone in Catabwa says birth is April 30, 1847, but according to all census records she was born in 1855.
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