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Leona Emma Krueger

F, b. December 11, 1902, d. March 26, 1978

Parents

Family: Jacob W Weyenberg (b. November 25, 1900, d. January 28, 1980)

Biography

  • Birth: Leona Emma Krueger was born on December 11, 1902 in Calumet County, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: She and Jacob W Weyenberg were married on July 22, 1924.
  • Death: Leona Emma Krueger died on March 26, 1978, at age 75, in Kaukauna, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Burial: She was buried in Holy Cross, Kaukauna, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Note: Appleton Post Crescent
    Mrs. Jacob Weyenberg
    (Leone)
    2004 Main Ave., Kaukauna
    March 26, 1978

    Age 75, died Easter Sunday following a lingering illness. She was born December 11, 1902 in Calumet County and had lived most of her life in Kaukauna. She and her husband celebrated their golden wedding anniversary July 22, 1974. Mrs. Weyenberg was a former member of Kaukauna Ladies Elks and the Lady K-C's. Survivors include her husband, Jacob; a daughter, Mrs. Robert (Janet) Linskens, Route 2, Appleton; two sons: Roger, Larsen; and Ronald, Manitowoc; two sisters; Mrs. Herman (Ruth) Keil, Kaukauna; and Mrs. Earl (Vanyla) Laux, Menasha, and 13 grandchildren. The complete funeral will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at St. Aloysius Catholic Church, Kaukauna, with the Rev. Donald Fuller officiating. Interment will be in Holy Cross Cemetery, Kaukauna. Friends may call after 3 p.m. at the Greenwood Funeral Home on Tuesday. The Ladies Rosary Society will be at 7 p.m. A wake service will be at 8 p.m. on Tuesday.

Janet Mae Weyenberg

F, b. November 2, 1934, d. January 6, 2017

Parents

Biography

  • Birth: Janet Mae Weyenberg was born on November 2, 1934 in Kaukauna, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: She and Robert F Linskens were married on June 16, 1956 in Holy Cross, Kaukauna, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: Janet Mae Weyenberg died on January 6, 2017, at age 82.
  • Burial: She was buried in Holy Cross Cemetery, Kaukauna, Wisconsin.
  • Note: Janet Linskens, age 82, passed away peacefully on Friday morning, January 6, 2017. Alzheimer's Disease posed a battle that was too great. Janet was born in Kaukauna on November 2, 1934, daughter of the late Jacob and Leone (Krueger) Weyenberg. She was a graduate of the Kaukauna High School, and went on to earn a certificate as an LPN. On June 16, 1956, she married Robert Linskens at Holy Cross Catholic Church in Kaukauna; he preceded her in death in 2008.

    Jan was a lifelong and faithful member of St. Edward Church in Mackville where she was a member of the Christian Mothers' Society and enjoyed attending daily mass and having breakfast with friends. Jan will be remembered as a loving wife, mother, and grandmother who loved spending time with her family. She also supported Bob during his three bouts with cancer. Jan enjoyed collecting dolls and giraffes, and was an avid Packer fan. Over the years, she attended many fairs and races as she supported Bob and his hobby of harness racing. In later years, the couple spent their winters at their home in Florida. They looked forward to returning to Appleton to watch their grandchildren play baseball, basketball, and run cross country. In addition, the family spent a week together every August at Telemark in Cable, Wisconsin.

    Janet is survived by five children: Phillip (Linda) Linskens of San Marcos, California; James (Kathleen) Linskens of Freedom; Laurie (Brandon) Shock of San Diego, California; Thomas (Jennifer) Linskens of Waupaca; and Dale (Jenna) Linskens of Hortonville. There are also twelve grandchildren: Anna Linskens, Aaron Linskens, Caleb Linskens, Adriana Shock, Adan Shock, Jamie (Jason) Rymer, Derek (Kim) Johnson, Emma Linskens, Hannah Linskens, Olivia Linskens, Trentyn Waring, and Jack Linskens. Jan is also survived by two brothers: Roger Weyenberg of Neenah and Ron Weyenberg (Sandy) of Kaukauna; a sister-in-law: Alice Weyenberg of Manitowoc; and a former daughter-in-law: Jean Biddle of Greenville; as well as many nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends. Jan was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Bob, and a sister-in-law: Jackie Weyenberg.

    The funeral liturgy for Jan will be held at 11:00 AM on Tuesday, January 10, 2017 at ST. EDWARD CATHOLIC CHURCH, Highway 47 North in Mackville, with Rev. Walter Stumpf officiating. Interment will take place at Holy Cross Cemetery, Kaukauna. Family and friends are invited to gather at St. Edward's Church on Tuesday morning from 9:00 AM until the time of the service. In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund is being established for the Alzheimer's Association.

    The family would like to offer their sincere thanks to the ladies from St. Edward's for their frequent and loving visits, to everyone at Heartwood Homes for their exquisite care of Jan, and to the special angels from ThedaCare at Home Hospice for their love. We will never forget your kindness. For more information or to share a memory of Jan, please visit www.wichmannfargo.com.

Roger M Weyenberg

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Parents

Family: Jackie Viator (b. March 5, 1932, d. April 6, 2010)

Ronald Fred Weyenberg

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Robert F Linskens

M, b. October 24, 1931, d. April 26, 2008

Parents

Biography

  • Birth: Robert F Linskens was born on October 24, 1931 in Kaukauna, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: He and Janet Mae Weyenberg were married on June 16, 1956 in Holy Cross, Kaukauna, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: Robert F Linskens died on April 26, 2008, at age 76, in Belleview, Marion Co, Florida.
  • Burial: He was buried in Holy Cross, Kaukauna, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Note: May 4, 2008

    Linskens, Robert F. Bob
    Robert F. Linskens, age 76, died unexpectedly in Belleview, Florida, on April 26, 2008. He was born on October 24, 1931, in Kaukauna, the son of the late John and Leone (Kiffe) Linskens. On June 16, 1956, Bob married Janet Weyenberg and they spent the next 51 years together. Bob worked as president of Badger Globe Credit Union for 40 years. He and his father raised and raced harness horses on his farm north of Appleton for 25 years. Bob and Jan spent the winters of their retirement at their home in Florida. They looked forward to coming back to Appleton to watch their grandchildren play baseball, basketball and run cross country in addition to the entire family spending a week together every August at Telemark in Cable, Wisconsin. Bob and Jan were active members of St. Edward's Parish in Mackville where they attended daily mass which was usually followed by breakfast with their friends.
    Bob will be sadly missed by his loving wife, Janet Linskens of Appleton; five children: Phillip (Linda) Linskens of San Diego; James (Kathleen) Linskens of Freedom; Laurie (Brandon) Shock of San Diego; Thomas (Jennifer) Linskens of Weyauwega; and Dale (Jenna) Linskens of Hortonville; nine grandchildren: Anna, Aaron, Caleb, Adriana, Adan, Emma, Hannah, Trentyn and Jack. Bob is also survived by his former sister-in-law: Alice Weyenberg of Manitowoc, and his former daughter-in-law: Jean Biddle and her children Derek and Jamie Johnson; two brothers-in-law: Roger (Jackie) Weyenberg of Neenah and Ron (Sandy) Weyenberg of Kaukauna; as well as many nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends.
    He was preceded in death by his parents as well as Jan's parents: Jacob and Leone Weyenberg.
    The funeral liturgy for Bob will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, May 6, 2008, at ST. EDWARD CATHOLIC CHURCH, Highway 47 North in Mackville, with Fr. Charles Brooks officiating. Interment will be in Holy Cross Cemetery, Kaukauna. Friends may call at the funeral home on Monday from 4 p.m. until the time of a prayer service at 7 p.m. Visitation will resume at the church on Tuesday morning at 10 a.m. In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund is being established for St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital.
    The family would like to offer a prayer of thanks to the Lord for blessing us with 36 years of memories and love after dad was diagnosed with malignant melanoma and given only 3 months to survive. Our years together will be remembered with grace and gratitude. Dad and Grandpa Bob, you will be greatly missed, for you were loved more than words can say. We know you are in the arms of the Lord, watching over us from heaven.
    Fargo Funeral Home
    400 W. Wisconsin Avenue
    Kaukauna 920-766-6200
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Irvin M Hopfensperger

M, b. September 22, 1920, d. May 17, 1998

Parents

Biography

  • Birth: Irvin M Hopfensperger was born on September 22, 1920 in Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: He and Beatrice Katherine Goetzman were married on October 11, 1945 in Kaukauna, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: Irvin M Hopfensperger died on May 17, 1998, at age 77, in Kaukauna, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Burial: He was buried in St Mary's, Kaukauna, Wisconsin.
  • Note: Source: Appleton Post Crescent
    Tuesday, May 19, 1998
    Irvin M. Hopfensperger
    "Irv"
    1001 State St., Kaukauna

    Age 77, passed away Sunday, May 17, 1998 at his residence following a long illness. He was born September 22, 1920 in Appleton, son of the late Charles and Anna (Weyenberg) Hopfensperger. On October 11, 1945 Irv married the former Bee Goetzman in Kaukauna. Irv served in the U.S. Army in World War II in the 14th armored division in Germany and France. He was a self-employed livestock dealer until his retirement in 1987. He was a
    member of St. Mary Catholic Church, Kaukauna, VFW Post #7692 in Freedom. Irv enjoyed all of the outdoors; he was an avid golfer, fisherman, hunter and enjoyed gardening.

    Survivors include his wife, Bee, Kaukauna; a son, Charlie and Barb Hopfensperger, Kaukauna, four daughters: Barb and John Malfetano, Voorheesville, New York; Jann and Greg Helf, Kaukauna; Mary and Klay Kress, Kaukauna; Kay and Randy Fischer, Appleton; 11 grandchildren: Jill, John Michael and David John Malfetano, Jon Hopfensperger, Dan and Maggie Helf; David, Jennifer Bea and Katherine Kress; Sarah Bea and Claire Fischer; a sister and three borthers-in-law: Delores and Bud Garvey, Freedom; Don Van Abel, Hollandtown; Don Stuyvenerg, Appleton; a sister-in-law, Connie Hopfensperger, Oconto Falls, Irv is further survived by many nieces and nephew

    Other than his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Melvin and two sisters; Bernice Van Abel and Dorothy Stuyvenberg.

    The funeral Liturgy will be held at 6 p.m. Tuesday at St. Mary Catholic Church, 119 W. Seventh St., Kaukauna with Father Irvin Udulutsch, O.F.M. Cap. presiding. Friends may call directly at the church on Tuesday from 4 p.m. until the time of service. Memorials may be directed to St. Mary of the Annunciation Church. Burial will take place in St. Mary Cemetery. There will be a V.F.W. Service following the funeral liturg

    The family would like to extend a special thanks to the visiting Nurses Hospice Program for their compassionate care and support.
    Dad, you'll forever remain in our hearts; your spirit and sense of humor will never be forgotten.

Beatrice Katherine Goetzman

F, b. December 9, 1922, d. December 20, 2016

Parents

Biography

  • Birth: Beatrice Katherine Goetzman was born on December 9, 1922.
  • Marriage: She and Irvin M Hopfensperger were married on October 11, 1945 in Kaukauna, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: Beatrice Katherine Goetzman died on December 20, 2016, at age 94.
  • Burial: She was buried in St Mary's, Kaukauna, Wisconsin.
  • Note: Beatrice Hopfensperger, age 94, passed away Tuesday, December 20, 2016, surrounded by her children. She left us peacefully amidst the sound of Christmas music and the glow of her tree. She passed as she lived, with grace and dignity.

    Bee was born in Kaukauna on December 9, 1922, the daughter of the late Fred and Katie (Brill) Goetzman. She graduated from Kaukauna High School in 1941, and following her graduation she was employed by Thilmany Pulp and Paper in the accounting and billing department. Bee was united in marriage to Irvin Hopfensperger on October 11, 1945. Together they raised five children and enjoyed fifty-two years of marriage. After her children were grown, she worked as a compassionate CNA at Colony Oaks Care Center and later was a devoted volunteer at St. Paul Elder Services. She was a life-long member of St. Katharine Drexel Parish in Kaukauna.

    Bee's interests included writing, baking, playing the piano, and gardening. She enjoyed walks in the field with her dog, the comfort of a good book, and spending time with her children and grandchildren. Her deepest values included loyalty to her family and faith.

    Bee is survived by her loving children: Barb Malfetano of Albany, New York; Charlie (Barb) Hopfensperger of Kaukauna; Jann (Greg) Helf of Kaukauna; Mary (Klay) Kress of Kaukauna; and Kay (Randy) Fischer of Appleton. She was cherished by her eleven grandchildren: Jill Malfetano, John Malfetano, David Malfetano, Jon (Olivia) Hopfensperger, Dan (Abbey) Helf, Maggie (Matt) Byrne, David (Amy) Kress, Jennifer Bea (Joey) Resch, Katherine Kress, Sarah Bea (fiancé Jon Rostas) Fischer, and Claire Fischer. Bee was also very fond of her great-grandsons Parker and Bennett Helf and Miles Irvin Kress. Bee is also survived by her dear friend Mary Derus of Kaukauna, as well as many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, a sister: Florence (John) Ditter; two brothers: Leo Goetzman and Cletus Goetzman. Irvin's siblings were Melvin (Connie) Hopfensperger, Delores (Bud) Garvey, Bernice (Don) Van Abel, and Dorothy (Don) Stuyvenberg. Bee was also preceded in death by her nephew Vance Garvey and nieces Pat Van Abel Lindberg and Sue Van Abel.

    The funeral liturgy for Bee will be held at 12:00 PM on Friday, December 23, 2016 at ST. KATHARINE DREXEL PARISH - ST. MARY CHURCH, 119 W. 7th Street in Kaukauna, with Fr. Jerry Pastors officiating. Interment will be in the parish cemetery. Family and friends are welcome to gather at the church on Friday morning from 10:00 AM until the hour of the service. For more information or to share a memory of Bee, please visit www.wichmannfargo.com.

    Our family would like to give special thanks to all the people who assisted our mother throughout her years of dementia. They include her at-home caregivers Beth, Kathy, and Lisa, and all the professional and caring staff at American Grand Assisted Living and Christy Murphy. Our gratitude is extended to those we got to know personally: Alyssa, Amanda, Leah, Lisa, Mary, and Sarah, as well as the rest of the staff who loved and treated mom with respect and kindness and made her feel like part of their family. We are also appreciative of Compassus and Heartland Hospice, and Dr. Patricia Demery for their dedicated care.

    Mom, thank you for being an incredible mother, grandmother, role model and best friend to each of us. You will be greatly missed and forever in our hearts.
  • Graduation: She graduated from Kaukauna High School in 1941.

Joseph Hopfensperger

M, b. January 9, 1949, d. January 9, 1949

Parents

Biography

  • Birth: Joseph Hopfensperger was born on January 9, 1949 in Kaukauna, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: He died on January 9, 1949, at age 0, in Kaukauna, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.

Bernice M Hopfensperger

F, b. August 13, 1922, d. March 27, 1993

Parents

Family: Donald M VanAbel (b. July 26, 1922, d. April 3, 2003)

Biography

  • Birth: Bernice M Hopfensperger was born on August 13, 1922 in Kaukauna, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: She and Donald M VanAbel were married on June 28, 1945.
  • Death: Bernice M Hopfensperger died on March 27, 1993, at age 70, in Kaukauna, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Burial: She was buried in St Francis Cemetery, Hollandtown, Wisconsin.
  • Note: Van Abel, Bernice (Hopfensperger) 1993 Appleton Post Crescent dated 3/23/93, Mrs. Donald Van Abel, Bernice Hopfensperger, age 70, died Saturday, March 27th, 1993, at Lafayette Park Regional Medical Center, Neenah. She was born August 13th, 1922, in Kaukauna, the daughter of the late Charles and Anna (Weyenberg) Hopfensperger. Bernice married Donald Van Abel on June 28th, 1945, at St. Mary's Catholic Church, Kaukauna. She was co-founder and partner in the present-day Van Abel’s Supper Club, Holland town. She was a member of the St. Francis Catholic Church, Holland town. Bernice is survived by her husband of 45 years, Donald; four daughters and a son in law, Pat and Charlie Lindberg, of High Cliff, Sue Van Abel, Katie Coenen and her three children Chris, Ann and Lee Coenen, all of Holland town, and Joan Van Abel, of Kaukauna; two stepdaughters and sons in law; Diane and Paul Coenen, of Greenville, and Julie and Jeff Baker, of San Diego California; three stepsons and daughters in law, Don and Kathy Lindberg, of Little Chute, Chuck and Mary Lindberg, of Yorba Linda California; and David and Susan Lindbergh, of Anaheim Calif.; 11 step grandchildren; a brother and two sisters in law, Irvin and Bea Hopfensperger, of Kaukauna, and Connie Hopfensperger, of Little Chute; a sister and two brothers in law, Dolores and Bud Garvey, of Freedom and Don Stuyvenberg, of Little Chute. She is also survived by her husband's business partners: her husband's a brother and wife, Wil and Duff Van Abel, of Holland town; her husband's sister and spouse, Marianne and Ralph Griesbach, of Sterling Ill., and her husband's sister in law and Julie and Marvin Hooyman, of Kaukauna. She was preceded in death by a son in law, Earl Coenen, one brother, Melvin Hopfensperger, and one sister, Dorothy Stuyvenberg. The funeral service will be at 11:30 a.m., Tuesday, March 30th, 1993, at St. Francis Catholic Church, Holland town, with Father William Rickert officiating. Burial will be in the St. Francis cemetery, Holland town.

Donald M VanAbel

M, b. July 26, 1922, d. April 3, 2003

Parents

Family: Bernice M Hopfensperger (b. August 13, 1922, d. March 27, 1993)

Biography

  • Birth: Donald M VanAbel was born on July 26, 1922 in Hollandtown, Brown Co, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: He and Bernice M Hopfensperger were married on June 28, 1945.
  • Death: Donald M VanAbel died on April 3, 2003, at age 80, in Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Burial: He was buried in St Francis Cemetery, Hollandtown, Wisconsin.
  • Note: Van Abel, Donald 2003 Appleton Post Crescent dated 4/6/2003; Van Abel, Donald M., Hollandtown Age 81, died peacefully Thursday, April 3, 2003 at Appleton Medical Center. Donald was born July 26, 1922 to the late William and Nell (Curtin) Van Abel in Hollandtown. On June 28, 1945 he married the former Bernice Hopfensperger and together they resided in Hollandtown their entire married lives. On March 27, 1993, she preceded him in death. Don and Bernice, along with Will and Duff, owned and operated Van Abel’s Supper Club. His greatest enjoyment came from visiting with employees, customers and longtime friends at the restaurant. Don was a member of St. Francis Catholic Church, Hollandtown where he sang in the Men’s Choir, a member of the Fox Valley Golf Course, the Knights of Columbus and was a founding member of the Hollandtown Fire Dept. Survivors include four daughters and a son-in-law: Pat and Charlie Lindberg, Sherwood and his children, Sue Van Abel, Katie Coenen both of Hollandtown and Joan Van Abel of Kaukauna; three grandchildren: Chris, Ann and Lee Coenen; special nephews and niece; Tim, Mike, John, Jerry, Pat and Jane (Marx), who worked by his side as they grew up; two sister-in-laws: Duff Van Abel of Hollandtown and Julie and Marv Hooyman, Arizona; a sister and brother-in-law, Marianne and Ralph Griesbach of Sterling, Illinois. Don is further survived by his wife’s family; Bea Hopfensperger, Kaukauna, Bud Garvey, Freedom, Don and Ginger Stuyvenberg, Kimberly and Connie Hopfensperger, Gillett. He will also be missed by numerous nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews. He was preceded in death by his wife, Bernice; a son-in-law, Earl Coenen, three brothers and a sister-in-law: Will Van Abel, Bob and Helen Van Abel, Jerry Van Abel; a sister and a brother-in-law, Nancy and Bud Grams. The funeral service will be 11:00 a.m. on Monday, April 7, 2003 at St. Francis Catholic Church of Hollandtown with Fr. Jack Mullarkey officiating. Burial will take place in the parish cemetery. Friends will be received at the Boettcher Family Funeral Home, 2401 Fieldcrest Drive, Kaukauna on Sunday, April 6, 2003 from 2:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. and again on Monday at Church from 8:30 a.m. until the time of service. A parish prayer service will conclude the evening Sunday at 6 p.m. In lieu of flowers, a memorial is being established in his name.
  • Descendant of an Immigrant on: Libra

Melvin Charles Hopfensperger

M, b. April 5, 1916, d. October 21, 1990

Parents

Family 1: Constance St Aubin (b. September 30, 1923, d. September 16, 2005)

Family 2: Marion Verkuilen (b. September 9, 1919, d. January 14, 1961)

Biography

  • Birth: Melvin Charles Hopfensperger was born on April 5, 1916 in Kaukauna, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: He and Marion Verkuilen were married on February 15, 1938.
  • Death: Melvin Charles Hopfensperger died on October 21, 1990, at age 74, in Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Burial: He was buried in St John Cemetery, Little Chute, Wisconsin, New/10/17.
  • Note: SOURCE: APPLETON POST CRESCENT OBITUARY
    Monday, October 22, 1990

    Melvin Hopfensperger, 532 Jackson Street, Little Chute, age 74, died at 7:55 p.m. Sunday, October 21, 1990 . He was born April 5, 1916 in Kaukauna. He was a car salesman most of his life prior to his retirement. He was a member of St. John Catholic Church.

    Survivors include his wife, Connie (St. Aubin) Hopfensperger; two daughters; Carol and Glenn Howen, Appleton; Janet and Kurt Balthazor, Gillette; a brother, Irvin and Beatrice Hopfensperger, Kaukauna; two sisters; Delores and Vance Garvey, Kaukauna; Bernice and Donald Van Able, Hollandtown; four grandchildren and four great grandchildren.

    He was preceded in death by his parents; Mr. & Mrs. Charles Hopfensperger, and a sister; Dorothy.

    Funeral services will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday, from St. John Catholic Church, Little Chute with the Rev. Msgr. James Vanden Hogen officiating. Interment will be in the parish cemetery. Friends may call at the Verkuilen Funeral Home from 4 p.m. Tuesdat until 6:45 p.m. Tuesday.

Constance St Aubin

F, b. September 30, 1923, d. September 16, 2005

Parents

Family: Melvin Charles Hopfensperger (b. April 5, 1916, d. October 21, 1990)

St John High School Yearbook 1941

Biography

  • Birth: Constance St Aubin was born on September 30, 1923 in Little Chute, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: She died on September 16, 2005, at age 81, in Gillett, Oconto Co, Wisconsin.
  • Burial: She was buried in St John Cemetery, Little Chute, Wisconsin, New/9/88.
  • Note: Hopfensperger, Constance (Connie)

    Constance (Connie) Hopfensperger, Age 81, died on September. 16, 2005, at Woodlands of Gillett. She was born Sept. 30, 1923, in Little Chute. She is survived by one daughter and son-in-law, Janet and Kurt Balthazor, Gillett; two granddaughters, Courtney and Erin; two brothers, William St. Aubin, Oconto Falls and Roger St. Aubin (Rosemary), Kaukauna; one sister, Frances Ganley (John), Dayton, Ohio; and one sister-in-law Jean St. Aubin, Menasha.

    She was preceded in death by her husband, Melvin Hopfensperger, her parents Theodore and Julia (Gauthier) St. Aubin, and one brother, Robert St. Aubin.

    Jones Funeral Service, Oconto Falls, is assisting the family. No visitation or service will be held. She will be placed to rest at St. John's Catholic Cemetery, Little Chute.

    The family would like to extend a special thank you to the staff at Woodlands of Gillett for the care and compassion that Connie has received.
  • Graduation: She graduated from St John High School, Little Chute, in 1941.

Janet Hopfensperger

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Karen Ann Hietpas

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Kurt Balthazor

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Dolores H Hopfensperger

F, b. November 1, 1917, d. March 12, 2003

Parents

Family: Vance P (Bud) Garvey (b. April 7, 1920, d. February 25, 2007)

Biography

  • Birth: Dolores H Hopfensperger was born on November 1, 1917 in Little Chute, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: She and Vance P (Bud) Garvey were married on August 5, 1941 in St Mary's, Kaukauna, Wisconsin.
  • Death: Dolores H Hopfensperger died on March 12, 2003, at age 85, in Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Burial: She was buried in St Nicholas Cemetery, Freedom, Wisconsin.
  • Note: Age 85, passed away Wednesday, March 12, 2003 at Franciscan Care Center in Appleton. Dolores was born in Little Chute on November 1, 1917, daughter of the late Charles and Anne (Weyenberg) Hopfensperger. On August 5, 1941, she married Vance “Bud” Garvey, Sr; he survives. For many years, the couple was members of St. Nicholas Church in Freedom where Dolores was active with the Christian Mothers. She was also a member of the Little Chute American Legion Post Auxiliary. In her younger years, she enjoyed golfing and baking. She was proud to have worked for Kaukauna Club Cheese for many years.

    Dolores is survived by her husband: Bud Garvey of Freedom; a daughter: Judy Graf of Milwaukee; two sons: Vance (Pat) Garvey, Jr. of Appleton and Tom Garvey of Green Bay and his fiancée Sherry VanCalster; four grandchildren: Micah Graf, Rebekah (Kevin) Beamon, Melissa Graf, and Joshua Graf; two step-grandchildren: Robert Breese and Cory (Dave) Lambrecht; three great-grandchildren: Adriana and Alayna Graf and Sofia Bratley; four sisters-in-law: Alma Weyenberg of Little Chute, Shirley (Lester) Giesen of Appleton, Connie Hopfensperger of Suring, and Bea Hopfensperger of Kaukauna; four brothers-in-law: Milo “Sonny” (Mary) Garvey of Freedom, Vernon (Elaine) Garvey of Stephensville, Donald Van Abel of Hollandtown, and Donald (Ginger) Stuyvenberg of Kaukauna. Dolores is further survived by numerous nieces and nephews, as well as many other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents, sisters Dorothy Stuyvenberg and Bernice Van Abel, brothers Melvin and Irvin Hopfensperger, sisters-in-law Alvera “Sis'' (Joe) Romenesko, Emily “Tootie” Garvey, and Alice Garvey; and brothers-in-law: Lowell Garvey, Jerry (June) Garvey, Percy (Beverly) Garvey, and Clarence Weyenberg.

    The funeral liturgy for Dolores will be held at 11:00 AM on Saturday, March 15, 2003 at ST. NICHOLAS CATHOLIC CHURCH in Freedom with Fr. Dennis Ryan officiating. Interment will follow in the parish cemetery. Friends may call directly at the church on Saturday from 9:00 AM until the hour of the service.

    The family would like to extend a special thank you to the entire staff at Franciscan Care Center for the excellent and dedicated care and compassion during Dolores’ two-year stay. Dolores’ special niece Jan DeKleyn cared for her as well, and will have our everlasting thanks.

    FARGO FUNERAL HOME 400 W. Wisconsin Avenue Kaukauna, Wisconsin 54130 920-766-6200.

Vance P (Bud) Garvey

M, b. April 7, 1920, d. February 25, 2007

Parents

Family: Dolores H Hopfensperger (b. November 1, 1917, d. March 12, 2003)

Biography

  • Birth: Vance P (Bud) Garvey was born on April 7, 1920 in Freedom, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: He and Dolores H Hopfensperger were married on August 5, 1941 in St Mary's, Kaukauna, Wisconsin.
  • Death: Vance P (Bud) Garvey died on February 25, 2007, at age 86, in Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Burial: He was buried in St Nicholas Cemetery, Freedom, Wisconsin.
  • Note: February 27, 2007

    Garvey, Sr., Vance P. "Bud" Vance Garvey, Sr., of Freedom, age 86 years, passed away early Sunday morning, February 25, 2007, at Appleton Medical Center. He was born April 7, 1920, in Freedom, the son of the late Henry and Josephine (Weyenberg) Garvey. On August 5, 1941, Vance married Dolores Hopfensberger at St. Mary Catholic Church, Kaukauna. He served his country in World War II, European Theater. Bud was a lifetime member of St. Nicholas Catholic Church, Freedom and served as an usher for many years.

    Vance started his sheet metal work at Joe Geenen's General Store. Bud was the owner/operator of Garvey Sheet Metal for many years and later Garvey Lawn and Marine till 1963. He was then employed as the heating department manager at US Oil for 25 years. Mark Kerkhoff and Bud founded the Freedom Sanitary District #1 and he served as president for over 36 years. He designed and manufactured the Freedom Fuel Saver wood stove for Freedom Stove Company.

    Vance was a member of the American Legion Jacob Coppus Post #258, Little Chute; Freedom VFW Post #7692; The 95th Infantry Division Association and Fox Valley Golf Club. He was a former member of the Freedom Knights of Columbus, Freedom Lion's Club and Freedom Fire Department. Bud loved to hunt, fish and golf and looked forward to the trips to Canada.

    Bud is survived by his sons: Vance, Jr. (Pat) Garvey, Appleton and Thomas H. (fiancee Sherry Van Calster) Garvey, Howard; daughter, Judy Graf, Milwaukee; grandchildren: Micah Graf, Rebekah (Kevin) Beamon, Melissa and Joshua Graf; step-grandchildren: Robert (Jackie) Breese and Cory (Dave) Lambrecht; great-grandchildren: Adriana and Alayna Graf, Sofia Angelina Bratley and Marco Heredia; step-great-grandchildren: Ashley, Kenny and Jessie Breese and his "little buddies" Aaron and Reeve Lambrecht; brothers: Milo "Sonny" (Mary) Garvey, Appleton and Vernon (Elaine) Garvey, Appleton; sisters: Alma Weyenberg, Little Chute, and Shirley (Les) Giesen, Appleton; sisters-in-law: Bea Hopfensberger, Kaukauna, and brother-in-law: Don (Ginger) Stuyvenverg, Kaukauna. He is further survived by many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

    Vance was preceded in death by his parents, his wife Dolores Garvey, brothers: Lowell, Jerry (June) and Percy (Beverly) Garvey; sister, Alvera "Sis" (Joe) Romenesko; sisters-in-law: Tootie Garvey, Alice Garvey, Bernie (Don) Van Abel and Dorothy Stuyvenverg; brothers-in-law: Clarence Weyenberg, Irvin Hopfensberger and Melvin (Connie) Hopfensberger.

    The funeral liturgy will be held at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, February 28, 2007, at ST. NICHOLAS CATHOLIC CHURCH, Freedom, with Fr. Dave Hoffman officiating. Burial will take place at the parish cemetery. Visitation will be held at the Church on Wednesday, from 2:30 p.m. until the time of mass. In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund has been established in Bud's name.

    The family would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to Bud's primary caregiver and niece, Jan DeKleyn, for her excellent care and compassion. We were so blessed to have her dedicated service and companionship for Bud for many years. Thank you to Dr. Jack Anderson, Dr. James Mariano, and Dr. David Lenz for your wonderful care of Bud and lastly Dr. Robert Wilson for showing concern and empathy during his final days. Special thanks to Amy Hopfenspberger, RN and the staff at Appleton Medical Center 2 South. Lastly, thank you to Deacon Don Newhouse and Bill and Randy Conrad for all you have done.

    Dad, we love you, you are at peace with mom in heaven. We will miss you!

    FARGO FUNERAL HOME

    400 W. Wisconsin Ave.

    Kaukauna 920-766-6200

    www.fargofuneralhomes.com.

Regina Mary Hopfensperger

F, b. September 19, 1891, d. February 16, 1952

Parents

Family: Henry Michael VanDenzen (b. October 30, 1894, d. 1942)

Biography

  • Birth: Regina Mary Hopfensperger was born on September 19, 1891 in Town of Buchanan, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: She and Henry Michael VanDenzen were married on June 6, 1916 in Holy Angels Church, Darboy, Wisconsin.
  • Death: Regina Mary Hopfensperger died on February 16, 1952, at age 60.
  • Burial: She was buried in St Mary's, Kaukauna, Wisconsin.
  • Note: Appleton Post Crescent

    Monday, February 18, 1952

    Mrs. Regina Van Denzen

    Mrs. Regina Van Denzen, 60, 706 Main Ave., Kaukauna, died unexpectedly at 2 o'clock Saturday afternoon at home. She was born in Darboy September 19, 1891. She lived in Kaukauna 35 years. She was a member of the Sacred Heart Court No. 556, Women's Catholic Order of Foresters and the Alta Society of St. Mary Catholic Church.

    Survivors include her step mother, Mrs. Nellie Hopfensperger, Darboy; four daughters, Mrs. Leslie Smith, Miami, Florida; Mrs. William Jakl, Kaukauna; Mrs. Richard Rupert, Milwaukee; and Miss Rosemary Van Denzen, Kaukauna; two sons, Richard, in the Navy at Newport, Rhode Island; and Clarence, Miami, Florida; three brothers, Aloys Hopfensperger, Rt. 1, West De Pere; Charles Hopfensperger, Rt. 3, Kaukauna; Arthur Hopfensperger, Rt. 3, Appleton; five half brothers, Joseph, Richard, Reynold and Earl Hopfensperger, all of Rt. 4, Appleton; and Elmer Hopfensperger, Rt. 3, Kaukauna; two sisters, Mrs. Antone Braun, Menasha; and Mrs. Earl Caffey, Milwaukee; four half sisters, Mrs. Ed Steidl, Kaukauna; Mrs. Otto Lemke, Neenah; Mrs. Robert Lehrer, Shiocton; and Mrs. Al Thiel, Sherwood; and five grandchildren.

    Friends may call at the Greenwood Funeral Home, Kaukauna. Rosary will be recited at 7 o'clock tonight at the funeral home. The cortege will form at 8:30 Tuesday morning at the funeral home and services will be conducted at 9 o'clock at the St. Mary Catholic Church, Kaukauna with the Rev. Joseph Esdepsky in charge. Burial will be in the parish cemetery.

Henry Michael VanDenzen

M, b. October 30, 1894, d. 1942

Parents

Family: Regina Mary Hopfensperger (b. September 19, 1891, d. February 16, 1952)

Biography

  • Birth: Henry Michael VanDenzen was born on October 30, 1894 in Little Chute, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Baptism: He was baptized on October 30, 1894 in St John Nepomucene Church, Little Chute, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: He and Regina Mary Hopfensperger were married on June 6, 1916 in Holy Angels Church, Darboy, Wisconsin.
  • Death: Henry Michael VanDenzen died in 1942, at age ~48.
  • Burial: He was buried in St Mary's, Kaukauna, Wisconsin.
  • Descendant of an Immigrant on: Libra

Henry Vandenzen

M, b. March 31, 1917

Parents

Biography

  • Birth: Henry Vandenzen was born on March 31, 1917 in Kaukauna, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Descendant of an Immigrant on: Libra

Richard J Vandenzen

M, b. February 19, 1918, d. March 26, 1969

Parents

Family: Esther M Fricke (b. August 28, 1919, d. January 15, 2004)

Biography

  • Birth: Richard J Vandenzen was born on February 19, 1918 in Kaukauna, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: He and Esther M Fricke were married on May 24, 1941 in St Mary's, Kaukauna, Wisconsin.
  • Death: Richard J Vandenzen died on March 26, 1969, at age 51.
  • Burial: He was buried in St Joseph Cemetery, Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Descendant of an Immigrant on: Libra

Anna Maria Hopfensperger

F, b. July 7, 1894, d. April 5, 1966

Parents

Family: Antone Braun (b. July 22, 1893, d. September 3, 1962)

Biography

  • Birth: Anna Maria Hopfensperger was born on July 7, 1894.
  • Marriage: She and Antone Braun were married on September 25, 1917 in Holy Angels Church, Darboy, Wisconsin.
  • Death: Anna Maria Hopfensperger died on April 5, 1966, at age 71.
  • Burial: She was buried in St Mary Cemetery, Menasha, Wisconsin.

Antone Braun

M, b. July 22, 1893, d. September 3, 1962

Parents

Family: Anna Maria Hopfensperger (b. July 7, 1894, d. April 5, 1966)

Biography

  • Birth: Antone Braun was born on July 22, 1893 in Menasha, Winnebago Co, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: He and Anna Maria Hopfensperger were married on September 25, 1917 in Holy Angels Church, Darboy, Wisconsin.
  • Death: Antone Braun died on September 3, 1962, at age 69.
  • Burial: He was buried in St Mary Cemetery, Menasha, Wisconsin.

Joseph Braun

M, b. circa 1865

Family: Margaret Schmitt (b. circa 1865)

Biography

  • Birth: Joseph Braun was born circa 1865.