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Martin Lee Jelenc

M, b. January 5, 1931, d. October 7, 2002

Biography

  • Birth: Martin Lee Jelenc was born on January 5, 1931 in Milwaukee, Milwaukee Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: He died on October 7, 2002, at age 71, in Largo, Pinellas Co, Florida.

Harry J Vandersteen

M, b. May 3, 1906, d. June 19, 1976

Parents

Family: Mary Anna Romenesko (b. August 28, 1907, d. December 21, 1992)

Biography

  • Birth: Harry J Vandersteen was born on May 3, 1906 in Little Chute, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: He and Mary Anna Romenesko were married on October 2, 1928 in Freedom, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: Harry J Vandersteen died on June 19, 1976, at age 70, in Kaukauna, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Burial: He was buried in St Mary's, Kaukauna, Wisconsin.
  • Note: VanderSteen, Harry J 1976 Appleton Post Crescent dated 6/20/1976; Harry J. Vander Steen, age 70, died Friday night after a brief illness. He was born May 3rd, 1906, in Little Chute and lived in this area all of his life. He had been employed at Roloff manufacturing until his retirement in 1967. He was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church, Kaukauna, and the VFW Post 3319. He is survived by his widow, Mary Romenesko VanderSteen; four sons, Clifford, Eugene, Jerry and Tom, all of Kaukauna; a brother, Frank, of Askeaton; two sisters, Mrs. Leda Vandomolen, of Ontario Canada, and Mrs. Marcia Verstegen, of Little Chute; and 12 grandchildren. The funeral will be at 10:00 a.m. Monday at St. Mary Catholic Church, Kaukauna. Burial will be in the parish cemetery.

Harry VanderSteen

M, b. April 5, 1929, d. June 1, 1929

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Biography

  • Birth: Harry VanderSteen was born on April 5, 1929 in Little Chute, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: He died on June 1, 1929, at age 0, in Little Chute, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Burial: He was buried in St John Cemetery, Little Chute, Wisconsin, Old Unmarked.

Clifford Vandersteen

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Diane Dreger

F, b. March 14, 1935, d. January 28, 2017

Parents

  • Father: Harold Dreger (b. September 8, 1902, d. February 14, 1983)
  • Mother: Mabel Schuler (b. August 19, 1903, d. January 30, 1987)

Biography

  • Birth: Diane Dreger was born on March 14, 1935 in Combined Locks, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: She died on January 28, 2017, at age 81.
  • Note: Diane Dreger VanDerSteen, March 14, 1936 to January 28, 2017 Whose time here on earth was enriched and enhanced by her parents (already transitioned) Harry and Mabel (Schuler) Dreger, her guiding light and lifelong companion and husband, Cliff, her kind, mentoring, angelic sister, K Bartmann, her giving and forgiving children Kevin (Judy Flynn) Lucy (Mike Schumann) Chris, and all who touched her life. They gave it meaning and ensured her of her rest in peace with her maker. To all, please celebrate her spirit by continuing to celebrate yours!

    Funeral services for Diane will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, February 4th, 2017 at ST. KATHARINE DREXEL PARISH AT ST. MARY'S CHURCH, 119 W. Seventh Street, Kaukauna, with Fr. Jerry Pastors officiating. Friends may call directly at church from 9:30 a.m. until the time of service. Boettcher Family Funeral Home is assisting the family. (920) 766-2099. www.boettcherfamilyfuneral.com

    The family would like to thank the wonderful caregivers of Theda Care hospice.

    Published in Appleton Post-Crescent on Feb. 1, 2017.

Eugene Bernard (Stony) Vandersteen

M, b. March 24, 1932, d. August 30, 2007

Parents

Family: Angela DeGoey (b. June 4, 1933, d. July 26, 2016)

Biography

  • Birth: Eugene Bernard (Stony) Vandersteen was born on March 24, 1932 in Little Chute, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: He and Angela DeGoey were married on August 27, 1953 in St Mary's, Kaukauna, Wisconsin.
  • Death: Eugene Bernard (Stony) Vandersteen died on August 30, 2007, at age 75, in Town of Grand Chute, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Burial: He was buried in St Mary's, Kaukauna, Wisconsin.
  • Note: September 2, 2007

    Van Der Steen, Eugene B. "Stony" Eugene Van Der Steen, of Kaukauna, age 75, died on Thursday, August 30, 2007, at Brewster Village. He was born March 24, 1932, in Little Chute, the son of the late Harold and Mary (Romenesko) Van Der Steen. On August 27, 1953, at St. Mary Catholic Church, Kaukauna, he married Angela De Goey. Stony served in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict. He was the owner and operator of Van Der Steen Electric for over 40 years. Stony was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church, Kaukauna American Legion Post 41 and Kaukauna Electric City VFW Post 3319. He enjoyed the Packers, camping at Berry Lake and woodworking. Stony loved spending time with family and friends and his grandchildren all have a "treasure" that grandpa made in his workshop.

    He is survived by his loving wife of 54 years: Angela Van Der Steen, Kaukauna; children: Sue Van Thiel, Ken (Wendy) Van Der Steen and Amy (Dan) Doolittle, all of Kaukauna; daughter-in-law: Tina (Rob) Romportl, Kaukauna; 16 grandchildren: Ryan (Becky), Alyssa (fiance Mark) and Brett (special friend Sam) Van Thiel; Jennifer, Michelle, David and Steven Van Der Steen; Billy, Tyler, Cody, Danny and Kaylyn Van Der Steen; Leah and Eric Van Der Steen; Michelle and Kyle Doolittle; 3 brothers: Clifford (Diane) Van Der Steen, Menasha; Jerry (Carol) and Tom Van Der Steen, both of Kaukauna. Stony is further survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

    He was preceded in death by his parents and two sons, Dan and Tom Van Der Steen.

    The funeral liturgy for Stony will be held on Monday, September 3, 2007 at 5 p.m. at ST. KATHARINE DREXEL - ST MARY'S SITE, 119 W. Seventh St., Kaukauna with Fr. Jerry Pastors officiating. Interment will be in the parish cemetery. Friends may call at the church on Monday from 2 p.m. until the time of mass.

    Special thanks to everyone at Brewster Village for their outstanding care.

    FARGO FUNERAL HOME

    400 W. Wisconsin Ave.

    Kaukauna 920-766-6200

    www.wichmannfargo.com.

Angela DeGoey

F, b. June 4, 1933, d. July 26, 2016

Parents

Family: Eugene Bernard (Stony) Vandersteen (b. March 24, 1932, d. August 30, 2007)

Biography

  • Birth: Angela DeGoey was born on June 4, 1933 in Combined Locks, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: She and Eugene Bernard (Stony) Vandersteen were married on August 27, 1953 in St Mary's, Kaukauna, Wisconsin.
  • Death: Angela DeGoey died on July 26, 2016, at age 83.
  • Note: Angela Van Der Steen, age 83, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, July 26, 2016 after a long battle with Alzheimer's disease. She was born on June 4, 1933 to the late John and Amelia (Peters) DeGoey, and her late stepmother: Anna Sanderfoot. On August 27, 1953, she was united in marriage to the late Eugene "Stony" Van Der Steen to whom she was married to for 54 years. She enjoyed spending her free time in her garden, playing the piano, and camping at Berry Lake campground. She also worked for many years as Stony's secretary and personal cook. What was most important to her was her family and she loved spending as much time as she could with them, especially with her grandchildren.

    Angela will be greatly missed by her children: Sue Van Thiel, Ken (Wendy) Van Der Steen, and Amy (Dan) Doolittle; daughter-in-law: Tina (Rob) Romportl; grandchildren: Ryan (Becky), Alyssa (Mark), Brett (Samantha), Jennifer (Robert), Michelle (Darren), David (Sonia), Steven, Billy, Tyler, Danny (Angela), Kaylyn, Eric (special friend Kelly), Leah (Ben), Michelle (fiancé Jesse), and Kyle. She is further survived by numerous great-grandchildren; siblings: John Wirth, Sylvia Bird, and Joann Janssen; brothers-in-law: Leo Van Den Berg, Jerry (Carol) Van Der Steen, and Cliff (Diane) Van Der Steen; and many other nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

    She was preceded in death by her husband; her two sons: Dan and Tom; her sisters: Betty, Marion, Eleanor, Carol; a brother, Bill; and several brother and sisters-in-law.

    The funeral liturgy for Angela will be held at 6:30 pm on Thursday, July 28, 2016 at Fargo Funeral Home, 400 West Wisconsin Ave., Kaukauna. There will be a time of visitation on Thursday from 4:00 pm until the time of service.

    The family would like to offer their sincere thanks to the entire staff at Brewster Village for the wonderful care they provided to mom these past ten years. Your kindness will never be forgotten.

    For more information or to share a memory of Angela, please visit www.wichmannfargo.com.

Jerome Vandersteen

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Thomas Vandersteen

M, b. November 22, 1940, d. January 28, 2016

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Biography

  • Birth: Thomas Vandersteen was born on November 22, 1940 in Kaukauna, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: He died on January 28, 2016, at age 75, in Little Chute, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Burial: He was buried in St Mary's, Kaukauna, Wisconsin.
  • Note: Van Der Steen, Thomas "Stony"

    Thomas Van Der Steen, "Stony", Kaukauna, age 75 passed away on Thursday, January 28, 2016 at Atrium Acute Care, Little Chute. He was born on November 22, 1940 in Kaukauna, WI son of the late Harry and Mary (Romenesko) Van Der Steen. Stony was an Army Veteran and served as a paratrooper in Germany. He was employed at Miller Electric where he retired from after 27 years.

    He is survived by his brothers: Clifford (Diane), Menasha and Jerry (Carol), Kaukauna; numerous nieces, nephews, and special friends, Cassidy and Andrea. He was preceded in death by his brother, Eugene in 2007; 2 nephews: Daniel in 1992 and Tomas in 2000.

    Funeral services for Stony will be at 3:00 p.m. on Sunday, January 31, 2016 at BOETTCHER FAMILY FUNERAL HOME, 2401 Fieldcrest Dr., Kaukauna with Fr. Jerry Pastors officiating. Friends may call at the funeral home from 1:00 p.m. until the time of services. Full military rites will be held directly following services. Burial will take place in St. Mary Cemetery. www.boettcherfamilyfuneral.com 766-2099

    The family would like to express sincere thanks to Heartland Hospice and the Atrium Care Center Staff for their care and compassion.

Darlene Ann Gerrits

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Family: Leroy W Romenesko (b. April 4, 1936, d. October 29, 2010)

  • Descendant of an Immigrant on: Maria Magdalena

Bruce Allen Romenesko

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  • Descendant of an Immigrant on: Maria Magdalena

Brenda Lee Romenesko

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  • Descendant of an Immigrant on: Maria Magdalena

Stephanie Nikolais

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  • Descendant of an Immigrant on: Maria Magdalena

Aaron Nikolais

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  • Descendant of an Immigrant on: Maria Magdalena

John W Geiger

M, b. November 23, 1933, d. October 20, 1968

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Biography

  • Birth: John W Geiger was born on November 23, 1933 in Neenah, Winnebago Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: He died on October 20, 1968, at age 34.
  • Burial: He was buried in St Margaret Mary Cemetery, Neenah, Wisconsin.

Paul Norman Schilcher

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Lambert VandynHoven

M, b. February 16, 1875, d. August 4, 1967

Parents

Family: Adriana VandeWetering (b. November 19, 1875, d. November 29, 1973)

Biography

  • Birth: Lambert VandynHoven was born on February 16, 1875 in Schaijk, Noord Brabant, Netherlands.
  • Marriage: He and Adriana VandeWetering were married on August 14, 1903 in Schaijk, Noord Brabant, Netherlands.
  • Death: Lambert VandynHoven died on August 4, 1967, at age 92.
  • Burial: He was buried in St John Cemetery, Little Chute, Wisconsin, New/4/31N.
  • Note: Appleton Post Crescent
    Sun., Aug. 6, 1967 pg. D8

    Albert Van Dyn Hoven
    409 E. Main St., Little Chute

    Age 92, passed away Friday evening at 11:40 p.m. in Clintonville after a short illness. He was born February 16, 1875 in Holland. Mr. Van Dyn Hoven is survived by his wife, Adrianna; one daughter, Mrs. William (Barbara) Deltgen, Appleton; seven sons, Anton and August, Appleton, Albert jr. and Frank, Little Chute, Henry, John and William, all of Kaukauna; 26 grandchildren; 66 great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. Tuesday at St. John's Catholic Church, Little Chute with the Rev. Martin Vosbeek officiating. Interment will be in the Parish Cemetery. Friends may call at the Verkuilen Funeral Home after 2:00 p.m. Monday. Rosary will be prayed at 8:00 p.m. Monday.

Adriana VandeWetering

F, b. November 19, 1875, d. November 29, 1973

Parents

Family: Lambert VandynHoven (b. February 16, 1875, d. August 4, 1967)

Biography

  • Birth: Adriana VandeWetering was born on November 19, 1875 in Nistelrode, Noord Brabant, Netherlands.
  • Marriage: She and Lambert VandynHoven were married on August 14, 1903 in Schaijk, Noord Brabant, Netherlands.
  • Death: Adriana VandeWetering died on November 29, 1973, at age 98, in Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Burial: She was buried in St John Cemetery, Little Chute, Wisconsin, New/4/31N.
  • Note: Appleton Post Crescent
    Fri., Nov. 30, 1973 pg. B11

    Mrs. Adriana Van Dyn Hoven
    Family Heritage Home, Appleton

    Age 97, passed away at 12:15 p.m. Thursday after a brief illness. She was born November 19, 1875 in Holland and was a member of the St. Elizabeth Society of which she was a fifty year member. She is survived by a daughter, Mrs. William (Barbara) Deltgen, Appleton; seven sons, Anton, August, both of Appleton, Albert, Frank, both of Little Chute, Henry, John and William, all of Kaukauna; 24 grandchildren; 75 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandson. Her husband, Albert, preceded her in death August 4, 1967. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday from St. John Catholic Church with Rev. Norbert Vande Loo officiating. Interment will be in the parish cemetery. Friends may call at the Verkuilen Funeral Home, Little Chute, after 3 p.m. Friday. There will be a St. Elizabeth Society Rosary prayed at 6:30 p.m. and a parish prayer service at 8 p.m. Friday.

Melissa Bubolz

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Family 1: Gary William Romenesko (b. April 28, 1957, d. January 22, 2003)

Family 2: Kenneth Tisch

Lori Ann Romenesko

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