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Wayne John Vandenberg

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  • Descendant of an Immigrant on: America

Ward David Vandenberg

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  • Descendant of an Immigrant on: America

George Anton Sonnleitner

M, b. August 21, 1923, d. August 13, 1997

Family: Dorothy Catherine VandenBerg (b. December 15, 1922, d. June 18, 1973)

Biography

  • Birth: George Anton Sonnleitner was born on August 21, 1923 in Oshkosh, Winnebago Co, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: He and Dorothy Catherine VandenBerg were married on December 12, 1942 in Los Angeles County, California.
  • Death: George Anton Sonnleitner died on August 13, 1997, at age 73, in Visalia, Tulare Co, California.

Mary Ann Veronica Fischer

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  • Descendant of an Immigrant on: America

Donna Mae Fischer

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Family: Donald Leroy Wilson (b. November 1, 1933, d. September 8, 1997)

Biography

  • Birth: Donna Mae Fischer was born on August 15, 1934 in Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: She and Donald Leroy Wilson were married on June 23, 1962 in Los Alamos, New Mexico.
  • Death: Donna Mae Fischer died on August 7, 2015, at age 80, in Canon City, Fremont Co, Colorado.
  • Note: Donna Mae Fischer Wilson died Aug. 7, 2015, just a week shy of her 81st birthday, in Cañon City, Colorado, from complications following a pelvic fracture.

    On Aug.15, 1934, her grandmother, Anna Kronschnabel Fischer, delivered Donna into the world at West Spring Street in Appleton, Wisconsin. She was the sixth of nine children born to Frank and Anne Fischer.

    Donna attended elementary school at St. Edwards's at Mackville and St. Joseph's in Appleton, Wisconsin, and graduated from Appleton High School West in 1952. Donna enlisted in the Air Force in 1954 and was honorably discharged in 1955. She graduated from the Appleton School of Business in 1960.

    In 1960 Donna visited her sister in Los Alamos, New Mexico. She fell in love with the area and the mountains and decided to stay. There she met her future husband and on June 23, 1962, she married Donald L. Wilson in Los Alamos. Don and Donna lived and raised their family there until June of 1991, when they retired to Don's hometown of Cañon City, Colorado.

    Donna enjoyed many hobbies and activities, passing many of these interests on to her children and grandchildren. She was an avid rock hound who dragged her children on all sorts of field trips to collect specimens, and enjoyed crafts of all sorts, gardening, garage sales, and perhaps most of all, being a grandmother.

    Donna spent her last days surrounded by those who loved her. She left the following note to be included in her obituary. "I feel that I have had a good life. I loved my family, friends, and the Rocky Mountains. I'll meet you all later!"

    Donna was preceded in death by her husband, Donald; sister, Virginia Arens; brothers, Lawrence, Francis, and Cyril Fischer; and godchild, Rose Mary Arens.

    She is survived by son Dan Wilson of Littleton, Colorado, and daughter Susan (David) Ramsay of Los Alamos, New Mexico; grandchildren Kyle, Ryan, and Devon Wilson, Nicki (Eric) Blodgett and Kelsey (Cody) Blount; great-grandchildren Isabelle and Oliver Blodgett; sisters Mary Ann Scherer, Patricia Fahrbach, and Verna Rohe; brother Jerry Fischer; and sister-in-law Joan Fischer. She is also survived by many (as you can imagine) nieces, nephews, and friends.

    A visitation will be held on Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2015 from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. at Wilson Funeral Home in Cañon City. A Catholic Mass is scheduled in her honor at St. Michael Catholic Church in Cañon City on Thursday, Aug. 13, 2015 at 10:00 a.m. Interment at Lakeside Cemetery will immediately follow. A luncheon gathering will be held at St. Michael Catholic Church in Cañon City following the interment.

    Arrangements are under the care of Wilson Funeral Home. Online condolences @ www.wilsonfuneralhome.org.
  • Descendant of an Immigrant on: America

Cyril John Francis Fischer

M, b. December 5, 1938, d. December 24, 2004

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Biography

  • Birth: Cyril John Francis Fischer was born on December 5, 1938 in Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: He died on December 24, 2004, at age 66, in Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Burial: He was buried in Riverside Cemetery, Appleton, Wisconsin.
  • Note: Fischer, Cyril John Francis “Cy” Appleton

    Age 66, died Friday Christmas Eve Day, 2004 at Appleton Medical Center after a brief illness. Cy was born December 5, 1938, in Appleton the second youngest of 9 children to the late Frank and Anna (De Bruin) Fisher. He lived in Mackville until the age of 6 when his father died on Christmas Eve. It was then the family moved to Appeton. Cy attended St. Joseph Grade School and graduated from Appleton High School in 1958. Cy served his country in the U.S. Army from 1958-1961, spending time in Germany. Following service, he went to Appleton Vocational School and received a degree in Accounting. In later years he changed vocations and became a truck driver. On September 26, 1964, Cy married his High School sweetheart Joan Eickman. The couple celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary this year. Cy loved working in his garden and enjoyed sharing his produce with his neighbors. Around the neighborhood, he was known as “Grandpa Cy” with the little ones, and he loved it. Cy will be sadly missed by his wife Joan, Appleton, his son Michael, Appleton and a very special granddaughter Michaela – whom he loved dearly; 4 sisters: Mary Ann (Ben Peter) Scherer, Williamsburg, VA.; Pat (Garth) Fahrbach, Albuquerque, N.M.; Donna Wilson, Cannon City, CO.; and Verna (Richard) Rohe, Crivitz. 2 brothers: Francis “Hap” Fischer, and Jerry (Judy) Fischer, Greenville; mother-in-law Evelyn Eickman, Appleton; a sister in law Janice (Dennis) Garvey, Appleton, many nieces, nephews, great nieces, great nephews and cousins. He is preceded in death by his parents, a brother Lawrence – who also died on Christmas Eve, a sister and brother in law Virginia (Ade) Ahrens, father in law John Eickman, and a special sister in law Lee Fischer. A Funeral Service for Cy will be held 7pm Wednesday December 29 at the Brettschneider-Trettin-Lederer Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Charles Brooks officiating. Friends may call on Wednesday at the funeral chapel from 4pm until the time of service. Interment will take place at Riverside Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund has been established. The family would like to extend a special thank you to Pastor Schaeffer for his prayers, Cyril's doctors, Dr. Vogt, Dr. Nonn and Dr. Mattio. We also want to extend a thank you to the employees and doctors at Women's Health Specialists for all their prayers and support and to our very special neighbors. Brettschneider-Trettin-Lederer 606 N. Oneida St. Appleton 733-7383 www.btlfuneral.com.
  • Descendant of an Immigrant on: America

Gerald Lee Fischer

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Family: Judith Yvonne Jaeckels (b. April 1, 1945, d. June 21, 2009)

  • Descendant of an Immigrant on: America

Francis Leonard Fischer

M, b. November 15, 1930, d. October 7, 2011

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Biography

  • Birth: Francis Leonard Fischer was born on November 15, 1930 in Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: He and Normalee Lambert were married on October 21, 1950.
  • Death: Francis Leonard Fischer died on October 7, 2011, at age 80, in Columbia, South Carolina.
  • Descendant of an Immigrant on: America

Patricia May Fischer

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  • Descendant of an Immigrant on: America

Verna Mae Fischer

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  • Descendant of an Immigrant on: America

Garth Rueben Fahrbach

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Sarah Catherine VanZeeland

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Adrian Henry Arens

M, b. July 28, 1928, d. November 11, 1985

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Family: Virginia Margaret Fischer (b. November 6, 1928, d. August 22, 1990)

Biography

  • Birth: Adrian Henry Arens was born on July 28, 1928 in Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: He and Virginia Margaret Fischer were married on February 28, 1949 in Champaign, Champaign Co, Illinois.
  • Death: Adrian Henry Arens died on November 11, 1985, at age 57, in Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Burial: He was buried in St Joseph Cemetery, Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.

Richard William Arens

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  • Descendant of an Immigrant on: America

Veronica E (Vi) Dresang

F, b. March 24, 1906, d. March 8, 1989

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Family: Peter John DeBruin (b. March 11, 1902, d. June 19, 1954)

Biography

  • Birth: Veronica E (Vi) Dresang was born on March 24, 1906 in Black Creek, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: She and Peter John DeBruin were married on June 15, 1926 in St Joseph Church, Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: Veronica E (Vi) Dresang died on March 8, 1989, at age 82, in Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Burial: She was buried in St Joseph Cemetery, Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.

Constance Margaret DeBruin

F, b. October 8, 1927, d. March 7, 2002

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Family: Anthony Markos

Biography

  • Birth: Constance Margaret DeBruin was born on October 8, 1927 in Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: She died on March 7, 2002, at age 74.
  • Burial: She was buried in Lansing, Ingham Co, Michigan.
  • Note: Markos, Constance Margaret

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    Phoenix

    Age 74, died March 7, 2002. She was born on October 8, 1927, in Appleton and graduated from Appleton High School. Connie will be especially missed by her children, Arthur, of Phoenix, AZ, and Stephanie, of Boston, MA, both formerly of Appleton her sister, Delores (DeBruin) Ruedinger, Van Dyne, and brothers, Henry, of Cecil and Paul, of Appleton. She will be greatly missed by her granddaughters, Athena (Markos) Barnes, and Michelle and Christie Markos her grandson-in-law, Andrew Barnes, great-grandson, Michael and special friends, Elaine (DeBruin) Schulz and Elaine (Schultz) Smith. Connie was preceded in death by her sons, Peter, Nicholas, and Stephan her parents, Peter and Veronica (Dresang) DeBruin and her sister, Theresa and brother, Harold. Connie worked for the U.S. Postal Service in Lansing and Holt, MI from 1966 until she retired in 1987 and moved to Phoenix. She was a long-time member of the American Postal Workers Union, and was a very active Union member, and volunteered for the Mystic Lake YMCA Union Camp, led the annual Toys for Tots collection, and inaugurated the Food Bank. Connie first joined the Union movement in 1945 as a Bell telephone operator. Connie was a nine-year member of the Northeast Phoenix American Legion Auxiliary most recently, four-year chaplain of Unit # 117. She was formerly employed by Pampered Pets and Plants and had been a Texaco store assistant manager for several years, both in Phoenix. She was a member of the National Association of Retired Federal Employees, and AARP. Connie drove solo cross-country around the USA several times, returning for many AHS reunions, seeing the sights, visiting with many friends and family along the scenic way, and camping out in her truck. Burial is in Lansing, MI. A memorial mass will be at St. Therese's Church, Appleton. Contributions are suggested to: the Childrens' Miracle Network, Phoenix Children's Hospital, 2701 N. 16th St., Suite 120, Phoenix, AZ 85006, or the American Cancer Society.
  • Descendant of an Immigrant on: America

Harold F DeBruin

M, b. January 6, 1930, d. March 20, 1999

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Biography

  • Birth: Harold F DeBruin was born on January 6, 1930 in Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: He died on March 20, 1999, at age 69, in Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Burial: He was buried in Riverside Cemetery, Appleton, Wisconsin.
  • Descendant of an Immigrant on: America

Delores Helen DeBruin

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Terry L DeBruin

F, b. November 22, 1959, d. April 9, 1997

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Family 1: John Wood (b. March 19, 1952, d. March 13, 1997)

Family 2: Thomas M Heinritz

Biography

  • Birth: Terry L DeBruin was born on November 22, 1959 in Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: She died on April 9, 1997, at age 37, in Shawano, Shawano Co, Wisconsin.
  • Burial: She was buried in Riverside Cemetery, Appleton, Wisconsin.
  • Descendant of an Immigrant on: America

Theresa M DeBruin

F, b. October 4, 1938, d. August 4, 1999

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Biography

  • Birth: Theresa M DeBruin was born on October 4, 1938 in Brookfield, Waukesha Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: She died on August 4, 1999, at age 60, in Kaukauna, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Burial: She was buried in St Joseph Cemetery, Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Note: Theresa M. DeBruin 1211 Oakridge St., Kaukauna Age 60, died Wednesday, August 4, 1999 at St. Paul Home in Kaukauna. She was born on October 4, 1938 in Brookfield, Wisconsin, daughter of the late Peter and Veronica (Dresang) DeBruin. She attended St. Theresa School. She enjoyed volunteering at nursing homes in the community and doing things for others. She also enjoyed activities with friends in an Agape Group home. She was a member of St. Therese Catholic Church in Appleton. Survivors include two sisters and a brother-in-law: Constance Markos, Phoenix, Arizona and Delores and Paul Ruedinger, Van Dyne two brothers and a sister-in-law: Paul and Marcie DeBruin, Greenville and Henry DeBruin many nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by a brother, Harold nephews and nieces. A Mass of the Resurrection will be held at 9 a.m. Saturday, August 7, 1999 at St. Paul Home, 1211 Oakridge St., Kaukauna with the Rev. Daniel Gilsdorf officiating. Burial will take place at St. Joseph Cemetery. Friends may call directly at St. Paul Home on Saturday from 8:30 a.m. until the time of service.

    Memorials may be directed to St. Paul Home. Brettschneider-Trettin-Lederer 606 N. Oneida St., Appleton 920-733-7383.
  • Descendant of an Immigrant on: America

Paul Lawrence DeBruin

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Warren Edgar DeBruin

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Allan Vincent DeBruin

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Elaine DeBruin

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