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Joseph DeCoster

M, b. November 27, 1917, d. September 29, 1975

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  • Birth: Joseph DeCoster was born on November 27, 1917 in Little Chute, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: He died on September 29, 1975, at age 57.
  • Burial: He was buried in St John Cemetery, Little Chute, Wisconsin, New/4/37.

Raymond J DeCoster

M, b. September 1, 1919, d. September 15, 2005

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  • Birth: Raymond J DeCoster was born on September 1, 1919 in Little Chute, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: He and Barbara Antonetta Catherine Dercks were married on August 23, 1947 in Little Chute, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: Raymond J DeCoster died on September 15, 2005, at age 86, in Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Burial: He was buried in Highland Memorial Park, Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Note: DeCoster, Raymond J. "Dick" Appleton

    Age 86, passed away in Appleton on Thursday, September 15, 2005. He was born in Little Chute on September 1, 1919, son of the late Louis and Mary (Verhagen) DeCoster. Dick served in the South Pacific in the United States Army during World War II. After the service he married Barbara Dercks in Little Chute on August 23, 1947. Dick's hobbies included reading, fishing and being an avid Packer fan.

    Dick is survived by his wife of 57 years, Barb, children: Karen (James) Wilkinson of Appleton, Kay (Greg) Heindel of Waupaca, Jean (Brian) McMahon of Appleton; grandchildren: Jon McMahon and Aaron Wilkinson; sister, Marian DeCoster of Appleton; brothers-in-law: Nicholas and Joseph Dercks; sisters-in-law: Geri Truyman, Mary Jane (Bob) Hartjes, Christine DeCoster and Peggy DeCoster; and many nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his brothers: Clarence, Richard, Joseph, Lester, Robert and Chester DeCoster; and a sister, Lucina Miller.

    The funeral liturgy will be at 11:30 a.m. on Tuesday, September 20, 2005, at ST. BERNADETTE CATHOLIC CHURCH, 2331 E. Lourdes Dr., Appleton, with Fr. Don Zuleger officiating. Friends will be received at the church from 9:30 a.m. until the time of the liturgy. The entombment will be in Appleton Highland Memorial Park.

    The family extends a special thank you to Clyde and Janet Douglas for their help and support.

    In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund in Dick's name is being established.

    WICHMANN FUNERAL HOME Tri-County Chapel 3212 South Oneida Street Menasha, WI 54915 (920) 831-9905.

Barbara Antonetta Catherine Dercks

F, b. March 26, 1918, d. May 4, 2007

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Family: Raymond J DeCoster (b. September 1, 1919, d. September 15, 2005)

St John High School Yearbook 1936

Biography

  • Birth: Barbara Antonetta Catherine Dercks was born on March 26, 1918 in Little Chute, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: She and Raymond J DeCoster were married on August 23, 1947 in Little Chute, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: Barbara Antonetta Catherine Dercks died on May 4, 2007, at age 89.
  • Burial: She was buried in Highland Memorial Park, Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Note: May 6, 2007

    DeCoster, Barbara A. Barbara Ann DeCoster, 89, Appleton, died at Cherry Meadows on May 4, 2007. She was born on March 26, 1918, in Little Chute, the daughter of Henry and Nettie (Reynders) Dercks. Barbara married Raymond J. DeCoster on Aug. 23, 1947, in Little Chute; he preceded her in death on Sept. 15, 2005. She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother. Barbara enjoyed cooking and baking for her family and friends. She was also well-known for her willingness to help others. Barbara was employed at Automotive Supply until she began her family and became a full-time mother.

    Survivors include her children, Karen (James) Wilkinson, Appleton; Kay (Greg) Heindel, Waupaca; and Jean (Brian) McMahon, Appleton; her grandchildren, Jon McMahon and Aaron Wilkinson; her sisters, Gerry Truyman, Appleton; Mary Jane (Bob) Hartjes, Middleton; and her brothers, Nick Dercks, Appleton and Joe Dercks, Menominee, Wis.

    She was preceded in death by her infant sister, Bernice; her sister, Bernice Kray and her brothers, Thomas, Robert and James Dercks.

    The Funeral Liturgy will be at 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday, May 9, 2007, at ST. BERNADETTE CATHOLIC CHURCH, 2331 E. Lourdes Drive, Appleton, with Fr. Don Zuleger officiating. Friends may call directly at the church on Wednesday, from 9:30 a.m. until the time of services. Entombment will be at Highland Memorial Park, Appleton.

    The family would like to extend a sincere thank you to the staff at Heritage Woods and Cherry Meadows for their loving care.

    In lieu of flowers, a memorial has been established in Barbara's name.

    WICHMANN FUNERAL HOME

    537 North Superior Street

    Appleton 920-739-1231

    www.wichmannfuneralhomes.com May 6, 2007

    DeCoster, Barbara A. Barbara Ann DeCoster, 89, Appleton, died at Cherry Meadows on May 4, 2007. She was born on March 26, 1918, in Little Chute, the daughter of Henry and Nettie (Reynders) Dercks. Barbara married Raymond J. DeCoster on Aug. 23, 1947, in Little Chute; he preceded her in death on Sept. 15, 2005. She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother. Barbara enjoyed cooking and baking for her family and friends. She was also well-known for her willingness to help others. Barbara was employed at Automotive Supply until she began her family and became a full-time mother.

    Survivors include her children, Karen (James) Wilkinson, Appleton; Kay (Greg) Heindel, Waupaca; and Jean (Brian) McMahon, Appleton; her grandchildren, Jon McMahon and Aaron Wilkinson; her sisters, Gerry Truyman, Appleton; Mary Jane (Bob) Hartjes, Middleton; and her brothers, Nick Dercks, Appleton and Joe Dercks, Menominee, Wis.

    She was preceded in death by her infant sister, Bernice; her sister, Bernice Kray and her brothers, Thomas, Robert and James Dercks.

    The Funeral Liturgy will be at 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday, May 9, 2007, at ST. BERNADETTE CATHOLIC CHURCH, 2331 E. Lourdes Drive, Appleton, with Fr. Don Zuleger officiating. Friends may call directly at the church on Wednesday, from 9:30 a.m. until the time of services. Entombment will be at Highland Memorial Park, Appleton.

    The family would like to extend a sincere thank you to the staff at Heritage Woods and Cherry Meadows for their loving care.

    In lieu of flowers, a memorial has been established in Barbara's name.

    WICHMANN FUNERAL HOME

    537 North Superior Street

    Appleton 920-739-1231

    www.wichmannfuneralhomes.com.
  • Graduation: She graduated from St John High School, Little Chute, in 1936.
  • Descendant of an Immigrant on: Libra
  • Descendant of an Immigrant on: Maria Magdalena

Karen DeCoster

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

Karla DeCoster

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

Jean Ann DeCoster

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Family: Brian James McMahon (b. July 31, 1952, d. December 13, 2012)

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

Brian James McMahon

M, b. July 31, 1952, d. December 13, 2012

Biography

  • Birth: Brian James McMahon was born on July 31, 1952 in Owatonna, Steele Co, Minnesota.
  • Death: He died on December 13, 2012, at age 60, in Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Note: 60, Appleton, passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, December 13, 2012 at his home. He was born on July 31, 1952 in Owatonna, MN to the late Irwin and Alice (McDonnell) McMahon. Brian graduated from St. Cloud State University and the University of Oshkosh. He taught elementary education for 35 years in the Appleton Area School District at Janet Berry, Houdini and Johnston Elementary Schools. He wed Jean DeCoster on June 25, 1982 in Neenah. Brian loved home improvements, gardening, painting and photography. In addition to being a longtime teacher and mentor to many, he never lost interest in learning more about the world and its people through travel. Upon retiring in 2010, he continued to teach as an AASD sub and a volunteer tutor of English as a second language. He felt strongly that everyone he met had something to offer and found great joy in bringing that out.

    He will be greatly missed by his loving wife of 30 years, Jean of Appleton; son, Jon McMahon of L.A.; brothers: Pat (Trudy), Bob, Dan (Cherie), John and Phil (Cyndy); a sister, Joanne (Jim) Pichner; two sisters-in-law: Karen (Jim) Wilkinson and Kay (Greg) Heindel; numerous nieces and nephews, colleagues and friends.

    A Mass of Resurrection for Brian will be held at 10:30 am, Thursday, Dec. 20, 2012 at St. Mary Catholic Church (312 S. State St.) in Appleton with Rev. James Leary OFM Cap. officiating. Friends may visit the family Wednesday at Brettschneider Trettin-Nickel Funeral Chapel from 5 - 7 pm with a prayer service at 7 pm. There will also be visitation at the church Thursday morning from 9:00 am until the time of mass.

Charles Anthony Miller

M, b. October 11, 1917, d. July 13, 1989

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  • Birth: Charles Anthony Miller was born on October 11, 1917 in Brillion, Calumet Co, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: He and Lucina Margaret DeCoster were married on June 3, 1941 in Combined Locks, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: Charles Anthony Miller died on July 13, 1989, at age 71, in Brillion, Calumet Co, Wisconsin.
  • Burial: He was buried in Brillion, Calumet Co, Wisconsin.
  • Note: My paternal great grandfather was Charles Miller. He was born in 1917 in Brillion, WI. He grew up on a farm in Brillion with his 10 siblings. He actually had 11 siblings, but one died at a very young age. After he graduated from high school, he went to college at Marquette University to study business. Charles Miller was only at school for one year when his father became very ill. He left Marquette and came back to Brillion to run his father's farm. He never went back to school. He got married and although he disliked farming, he bought and ran his own dairy farm. In addition to running the farm, he supplemented his income by holding various jobs. He first worked at Ariens in Brillion and then at the Brillion Ironworks. After 10 years at the Ironworks, he worked at a trucking company as a maintenance worker and finally worked in the machine shop for a company in New Holstein. It was in the late 1970's that Charles Miller stopped farming. He rented the farm land and moved into the city of Brillion. This is where my great grandfather lived until his death in 1989.
    Cameron Miller, 2011.

Gerald Lee Miller

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Charlie Carl Miller

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Richard Joe Miller

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Margo Mary Williams

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Dennis John Miller

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Carolyn Mary Ambrosius

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  • Descendant of an Immigrant on: America

Jeffrey David Miller

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  • Descendant of an Immigrant on: America

David C Miller

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Steven Bob Miller

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Sandra Jean Miller

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