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Alta Arlene Adkins

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Family: Milton Edward VanderLinden (b. April 20, 1924, d. November 18, 2006)

Elenor J VanderLinden

F, b. July 11, 1926, d. December 30, 1996

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Biography

  • Birth: Elenor J VanderLinden was born on July 11, 1926 in Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: She was married on November 18, 1944 in Sacred Heart Church, Appleton, Wisconsin.
  • Death: She died on December 30, 1996, at age 70, in Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.

Arden Stead

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Family: Elenor J VanderLinden (b. July 11, 1926, d. December 30, 1996)

Melvin E VanderLinden

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Biography

  • Birth: Melvin E VanderLinden was born on July 30, 1931 in Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: He and Mary Hazel Thompson were married on October 11, 1952 in Daleville, Dale Co, Alabama.
  • Death: Melvin E VanderLinden died on May 19, 2015, at age 83, in Neenah, Winnebago Co, Wisconsin.
  • Burial: He was buried in Highland Memorial Park, Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Note: Mel Vanderlinden, age 83, of Appleton, passed away on Tuesday morning, May 19, 2015 at Theda Clark Medical Center in Neenah. He was born on July 30, 1931 in Appleton, to the late Clifford and Evelyn (Gerard) Vanderlinden. He attended Sacred Heart Catholic School, and then joined the U.S. Army during the Korean War. Mel served his country from September 13, 1950 until September 12, 1953 and received The Purple Heart. On October 11, 1952 he married the love of his life, Mary Thompson in Daleville, Alabama. They shared 53 years together until her passing on May 19, 2006.

    Mel was a race car driver at the Outagamie Speedway, and other surrounding area race tracks. He was a member of the Rusty Spokes (Motorcycle Club) and St. Joseph Catholic Church. Mel retired in 1996 from Palisades Heating and Cooling in Menasha. After retirement he drove bus for Lamers Bus Lines for 15 years. Over the years Mel enjoyed motorcycling, racing, gardening, but most of all spending time with his family.

    Mel is survived by his children: Debbie (Bob) Sokel, Micki (Will) Hoerning, Michael (Jerri) Vanderlinden, Shari (Bill) Block, T.C. (Michael) Kilbane, Sue (Tom) Deuster, and James (Shelly) Vanderlinden; grandchildren: Sheila (Joe) Novy and Dennis (Lisa) Sokel; Tony Hoerning; Monique (Eric) Soda; Kristy (Matt) Kerkhoff; Stacy (Jon) Clark, Kassie (Troy) Machovsky and Jacob Kilbane; Brandon Deuster and Holly Deuster; Avery and Levi Vanderlinden; great grandchildren: Emma, Mallory, Dylan, Paige, Henry, Carly, Joelle, and Garrett; sister Gerry Kirvan; sisters-in-law Arlene Vanderlinden, Betty Sue Ramsey, and Helen McClain; and brothers-in-law: Arden Stead and Don Schwanke. He is further survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends. Melvin was preceded in death by his wife Mary Vanderlinden, brother Milton Vanderlinden, sisters: Eleanor Stead and Betty Schwanke; father and mother-in-law Lester and AlvieLee Thompson; sisters-in-law: EvaNell Hines and Virginia Turner; and great grandson Andrew Novy.

    The funeral liturgy for Melvin will be held at 10:30 AM on Friday, May 22, 2015 at ST. JOSEPH CATHOLIC CHURCH, 410 West Lawrence Street in Appleton. Fr. Jim Leary, O.F.M. Cap will be officiating. Entombment with full military honors will take place at Highland Memorial Park. The family will receive relatives and friends on Friday morning at the church from 9:00 AM until the time of mass. In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund has been established. Online condolences can be offered at www.wichmannfargo.com.

    The family would like to extend their thanks to the incredible staff at Theda Clark for all of the care and compassion shown to our family these past two weeks. The nurses, physicians, and staff were just wonderful, and we will never forget everything you have done for us.

Mary Hazel Thompson

F, b. December 26, 1936, d. May 19, 2006

Biography

  • Birth: Mary Hazel Thompson was born on December 26, 1936 in Daleville, Dale Co, Alabama.
  • Marriage: She and Melvin E VanderLinden were married on October 11, 1952 in Daleville, Dale Co, Alabama.
  • Death: Mary Hazel Thompson died on May 19, 2006, at age 69.
  • Burial: She was buried in Highland Memorial Park, Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Note: May 21, 2006

    Vanderlinden, Mary Hazel (Thompson) Mary Hazel(Thompson) Vanderlinden, Appleton, 69, passed away at Cherry Meadows Hospice on Friday, May 19, 2006. She was born in Daleville, Alabama on December 26, 1936, the daughter of the late Lester and Alvie Lee (Nichols) Thompson. She married her husband of 53 years, Melvin Vanderlinden, in Daleville on October 11, 1952. Mary was employed for 25 years at J.C. Penney as a sales associate. She loved to play bingo, 31, and penny slots. She loved to cook, watch cooking shows, and crocheting. She will be remembered by her family for being a wonderful wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and her famous phrase, "Honey, give me some sugar." "We were blessed to have a mother like you!"

    Mary is survived by, her husband, Mel; children, Debbie (Bob) Sokel, Micki (Will) Hoerning, Michael (Jerri) Vanderlinden, Shari (Bill) Block, T.C. (Michael) Kilbane, Sue (Tom) Deuster and James (Shelly) Vanderlinden; grandchildren, Tony, Sheila (Joe), Dennis (Lisa), Stacy, Kristy, Kassie (Jake), Monique, Jacob, Avery, Levi, Holly and Brandon; great-grandchildren, Emma, Paige and Mallory; and sisters, Virginia "Ninny", Eva Nell, Betty Sue and Helen.

    She is preceded in death by, her parents; great-grandson, Andrew Novy; sister, Eva Nell Hines; and her father and mother-in-law, Clifford and Evelyn (Gerard) Vanderlinden.

    The funeral liturgy will be at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, May 23, 2006, at SACRED HEART CATHOLIC CHURCH, 222 E. Fremont St. Appleton, with Fr. Robert Karuhn officiating. Friends will be received at the church from 9 a.m. until the time of the service. Entombment will be in Appleton Highland Memorial Park at the Singing Tower.

    The family extends a special thank you to the staff at Franciscan Care Center and the staff at Cherry Meadows for their wonderful and compassionate care.

    In lieu of flowers, masses in Mary's name would be appreciated.

    WICHMANN FUNERAL HOME

    3212 S. Oneida St.

    Menasha

    920-831-9906

    www.wichmannfuneralhomes.com.

Deborah VanderLinden

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Robert Sokel

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Michele VanderLinden

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Michael VanderLinden

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Cheryl VanderLinden

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Theresa VanderLinden

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Family 2: Michael Kilbane

Suzanne VanderLinden

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James VanderLinden

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Betty Mae VanderLinden

F, b. September 20, 1934, d. April 2, 2008

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Biography

  • Birth: Betty Mae VanderLinden was born on September 20, 1934 in Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: She was married on April 7, 1956 in Sacred Heart Church, Appleton, Wisconsin.
  • Death: She died on April 2, 2008, at age 73.
  • Burial: She was buried in Highland Memorial Park, Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Note: April 6, 2008

    Schwanke, Betty Mae
    Betty Mae Schwanke, 73, Bradenton, Fla., passed away Tuesday April 2, 2008, at Tidewell Hospice & Palliative Care, Bradenton, after a short illness. Betty was born Sept. 20, 1934, in Appleton, daughter of the late Clifford and Evelyn Vander Linden. On April 7, 1956, she married Donald A. Schwanke at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Appleton. She loved to be with her children, grandchildren and great-grandchild. She enjoyed spending her summers with her family at Kelly Lake in Suring, Wis., fishing, swimming, jet skiing, but mostly cruising around Kelly Lake on the pontoon boat. She was fortunate to spend the last 11 years in retirement with her loving husband of 52 years in Bradenton, Fla., during the winters.
    Survivors include her husband, Donald A. Schwanke, Bradenton; four children, Brian Schwanke, Greenfield; Tammy (Jack) Vechart, Snellsville, Ga.; Randy (Deb) Schwanke, Greenfield; and Donald Jr. (Mary Kay) Schwanke, Franklin; seven grandchildren, Justin (Karen) Vechart, Courtney Vechart, Ryan, Colin and Aaron Schwanke, Stephanie and Brianna Schwanke; one great-grandchild, Justin Kyle Vechart; one sister, Gerry Kirvan, Appleton; one brother, Melvin Vander Linden, Appleton; two sisters-in-law, Arlene Vander Linden, Oceanside, Calif., and Dorothy Haese, Reedsville; and a brother-in-law, Arden Stead, Appleton.
    She was preceded in death by her parents, a brother, Milton Vander Linden; a sister, Eleanor Stead; a sister-in-law, Mary Vander Linden; and a brother-in-law, Clarence Haese.
    The funeral mass for Betty will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Friday, April 11, 2008, at ST. THOMAS MORE CATHO-LIC CHURCH, 1810 North McDonald Street, Appleton, with Father Gerald Falk as celebrant. Entombment will be in the Star of Hope Chapel Mausoleum, Highland Memorial Park, Appleton. Visitation will be Thursday from 5 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home, and again from 10 a.m. Friday until the beginning of mass at the church.
    A memorial fund in Betty's name is being established by her family.
    WICHMANN FUNERAL HOME
    537 North Superior Street
    Appleton 920-739-1231
    Online condolences at
    www.wichmannfargo.com.

Donald A Schwanke

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Geraldine VanderLinden

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Viola VanderLinden

F, b. September 24, 1903, d. February 21, 1946

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Family: Clifford Tierney (b. March 7, 1900, d. August 22, 1977)

Biography

  • Birth: Viola VanderLinden was born on September 24, 1903 in Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: She died on February 21, 1946, at age 42.
  • Burial: She was buried in St Mary Cemetery, Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Note: Died in car accident.

Clifford Tierney

M, b. March 7, 1900, d. August 22, 1977

Family 1: Agnes Diener (b. 1889)

Family 2: Viola VanderLinden (b. September 24, 1903, d. February 21, 1946)

Biography

  • Birth: Clifford Tierney was born on March 7, 1900.
  • Death: He died on August 22, 1977, at age 77.

Rosabel M VanderLinden

F, b. June 22, 1905, d. February 8, 1992

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Family: William Schuldes (b. June 14, 1905, d. March 13, 1977)

Biography

  • Birth: Rosabel M VanderLinden was born on June 22, 1905.
  • Death: She died on February 8, 1992, at age 86.

William Schuldes

M, b. June 14, 1905, d. March 13, 1977

Family: Rosabel M VanderLinden (b. June 22, 1905, d. February 8, 1992)

Biography

  • Birth: William Schuldes was born on June 14, 1905.
  • Death: He died on March 13, 1977, at age 71, in Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.

Agnes T VanderLinden

F, b. November 5, 1909, d. October 5, 2004

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Family: Albert John Jansen (b. December 18, 1905, d. July 28, 1977)

Biography

  • Birth: Agnes T VanderLinden was born on November 5, 1909 in Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: She and Albert John Jansen were married on November 27, 1928.
  • Death: Agnes T VanderLinden died on October 5, 2004, at age 94, in Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Burial: She was buried in Highland Memorial Park, Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.