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Barbara Calmes

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

David J Calmes

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

Patti S Calmes

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

Thomas J Leygraaf

M, b. August 8, 1938, d. March 5, 2007

Parents

Family: Carol Ann Calmes

St John High School Yearbook 1956

Biography

  • Birth: Thomas J Leygraaf was born on August 8, 1938 in Little Chute, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: He died on March 5, 2007, at age 68.
  • Burial: He was buried in St John Cemetery, Little Chute, Wisconsin, New/8/95.
  • Note: March 6, 2007

    Leygraaf, Thomas J. "Elvis" Thomas Leygraaf went to be with the Lord on Monday, March 5, 2007, after a courageous two-year battle with lung disease. Tom was born in Little Chute, August 8, 1938, to the late Lambert & Johanna Leygraaf. Tom was an easy-going, witty person with a great sense of humor. He was very talented in art, music & poetry. His big joy was spending time at his home at Roberts Lake. He loved nature.

    Tom is survived by his wife, Carol, who he married December 29, 1965. He is also survived by his daughter, Catherine Schwalenberg and her children: Ryan, Alexis and Andra and his daughter, Laurie Leygraaf and her children: Ashley, Kayla and Hailey; two brothers: Gerard (Phyllis) Leygraaf, Burke, Virginia; Kenneth Leygraaf, Little Chute; three sisters: Mary Jo Leygraaf, Tennessee; Patricia Berger, Oshkosh and Evelyn Hammen (special friend Lee), Little Chute. He is also survived by his wife's family and many nieces and nephews.

    Thomas was preceded in death by his daughter, Sherry; his son-in-law, Chad Liebhauser; his brother-in-law, Leroy Calmes; his niece, Linda Calmes and nephews: Bruce Berger and Kenneth Hammen.

    Tom was talented in poetry. This is an excerpt from his poem "My flower my wife." Now when life's autumn frost touch your petals as time passes by. Then me & my flower will wither & die, but what better way for life to pass by then being together my flower & I.

    Funeral services will be held at 5:00 p.m. Wednesday, March 7, 2007, at the Verkuilen Funeral Home with Rev. David Funk officiating. Interment will be in St. John Cemetery, Little Chute. Friends may call at the funeral home from 1:00 p.m. Wednesday until the time of the service. In lieu of flowers, a memorial has been established.

    The family wishes to thank Dr. Avery, Hospice that was so supportive and his many friends & family who were so helpful and supportive during this most difficult time.

    Verkuilen Funeral Home

    & Cremation Services

    Little Chute 920-788-3321.
  • Graduation: He graduated from St John High School, Little Chute, in 1956.

David P VanSchyndel

M, b. September 12, 1943, d. January 24, 2012

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Biography

  • Birth: David P VanSchyndel was born on September 12, 1943.
  • Marriage: He was married on August 22, 1963 in St Nicholas Church, Freedom, Wisconsin.
  • Death: He died on January 24, 2012, at age 68.
  • Note: David P. Van Schyndel, 68, Hobart, died Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2012. He was born Sept. 12, 1943, to George and Edna (Noe) Van Schyndel. On Nov. 26, 1964, he married Jean Calmes. They celebrated 47 years of marriage. He worked at Georgia Pacific for 42 years and retired in 2004.

    Dave was an active outdoorsman his entire life. He was happiest when he was working outdoors, enjoying nature, cultivating his garden, hunting and fishing. He was known in the town of Oneida, for his huge garden and the overabundance of vegetables he produced each year. From the giant pumpkins, to the best sweet corn in town, he shared it all with friends, family and neighbors. Dave loved to fish the many lakes of Wisconsin and hunt in his woods with his three boys. He would often spend the entire day working and hunting in the woods, enjoying the beauty of it. He also enjoyed sharing his extensive knowledge with anyone who would ask. Later in life his greatest joy was his grandchildren. He lit up when they came into the room and shared the stories of his own youth with them. He was happy to watch movies and cartoons and cuddle with the grandchildren whenever they came to visit. Dave made time to listen to the problems of others and offer encouragement. He understood the cycle of nature…the life and death…and he would want all who knew him to move forward in life while keeping the memories of him alive in our hearts. Dave will be missed by all who knew him.

    Survivors include his wife, Jean; his children, Rick (Kate) Van Schyndel, Robin Van Schyndel, Scott Van Schyndel, David Jr. (Jenny) Van Schyndel; his grandchildren, Andrew and Colby Kent, Jacob, Jordan, Tygan, Kyla, Noah and Zach Van Schyndel; his siblings, Diane (Robert) Ellis, Donna (Tim) Huettl, Linda (Don) Patzke, Sue Duben, John Van Schyndel; a sister-in-law, Mary Pat Van Schyndel; many nieces and nephews.

    David was preceded in death by his parents, and a brother, George.

    Friends may call at Blaney Funeral Home, 1521 Shawano Ave., from 4 to 7:30 p.m. Friday. The Funeral Service will be held at 7:30 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. To send online condolences, please go to www.BlaneyFuneralHome.com.

    The family extends their special thanks to the staffs of Heartland Hospice and Tender Hearts.


    Published in Green Bay Press-Gazette on January 26, 2012.

Susan Kempen

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  • Descendant of an Immigrant on: America
  • Descendant of an Immigrant on: Libra

Fadwa Barghaut

F, b. April 19, 1952, d. September 26, 1983

Biography

  • Birth: Fadwa Barghaut was born on April 19, 1952 in Kuwait.
  • Death: She died on September 26, 1983, at age 31, in New York, New York.

Kandis Karla Thede

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Ronald Holewiski

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Jon Oliver Williams

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Family: Mary Calmes

Kim Hofacker

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Daniel G Jansen

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  • Descendant of an Immigrant on: America

Arlene C Meneau

F, b. September 27, 1930, d. June 24, 2017

Family: Robert Joseph Kempen (b. September 17, 1921, d. June 9, 2016)

Biography

  • Birth: Arlene C Meneau was born on September 27, 1930 in Two Rivers, Manitowoc Co, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: She and Robert Joseph Kempen were married on January 21, 1961 in Rockford, Winnebago Co, Illinois.
  • Death: Arlene C Meneau died on June 24, 2017, at age 86, in Suring, Oconto Co, Wisconsin.
  • Note: Arlene C. Kempen, 86, of Lakewood, passed away Saturday, June 24, 2017 at the Woodland Village in Suring. She was born September 27, 1930 in Two Rivers, WI the daughter of Arnold and Pearl (Rhode) Meneau. She was united in marriage to Robert Kempen on January 21, 1961 in Rockford, IL. Arlene was a member of St. Mary of The Lake Catholic Church in Lakewood. She enjoyed knitting, bowling, fishing, working on the ambulance for 12 years, singing in the church choir, lecturing, Eucharistic minister, commentator and song leader.

    Surviving Arlene are her daughter, Kathy (Randy) Clark of Laona; son, Bob (Linda) Sievert of Everett, WA; James of Menasha; step-son, Ronald (Cindy) of Kimberly; brothers, Clarence (Marlene) Meneau of Kelnersville; Dick (Peg) Meneau of Fence; sister-in-law, Judy Meneau of Two Rivers; 11 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her husband Robert; son, Robert Kempen; brothers, LeRoy Meneau and Donald Meneau.

    Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, June 29, 2017 at St. Mary's Catholic Church, Lakewood with Father Philip Dinh-Van-Theip officiating. Burial will follow service at Lakewood Forest Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 10:00 a.m. to time of services at the church. Weber-Hill Funeral Home is assisting the family with the arrangements. Online condolences for the family may be directed to www.weberhillfuneralhome.com

    Published in Appleton Post-Crescent on June 27, 2017.

LeRoy Joseph Calmes

M, b. April 13, 1943, d. December 15, 1976

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Biography

  • Birth: LeRoy Joseph Calmes was born on April 13, 1943 in Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: He died on December 15, 1976, at age 33.
  • Burial: He was buried in St Nicholas Cemetery, Freedom, Wisconsin.
  • Note: LeRoy J. Calmes
    Route 1, Seymour
    Age 33, died Wednesday morning as
    the result of a plane accident. He was
    born April 13, 1943 in Appleton, and
    was an owner of Calmes and Brown
    Mason and General Contractors He
    had lived and worked in this area all
    his life. He was a member of the Little
    Chute American Legion Post No. 258,
    and was a U. S. Army veteran Survivors
    include his wife, Kathleen Graves
    Calmes; his parents, Mr. and Mrs
    Donald Calmes, Cecil, two daughters:
    Michelle and Carrie, three sons.
    LeRoy Jr., Timothy and Michael, all at
    home; seven brothers: James, Jerry
    and Donald Jr., all of Kaukauna; John,
    Kimberly; Henry, Seymour; Robert,
    Green Bay, David, Cecil; five sisters:
    Mrs. Thomas (Carol) Leygraaf, Little
    Chute; Mrs. David (Jean) Van-
    Schyndel, Oneida; Mrs. Ronald (Rose
    Ann) Holewinski, Green Bay; Mrs.
    John (Mary Theresa) Williams, Clovis,
    New Mexico; Miss Patricia, Cecil; his
    grandmother, Mrs. Rose Calmes, Appleton.
    The funeral will be at 11 a.m.
    Saturday at St. Nicholas Catholic
    Church, Freedom with the Rev. John
    Feeney officiating. Burial will be in the
    parish cemetery. Friends may call at
    the Greenwood Funeral Home, Kaukauna
    after 2 p.m. Friday, where there
    will be a wake service at 7 p.m. and an
    American Legion visitation at 7:30
    p.m.
  • Descendant of an Immigrant on: America
  • Descendant of an Immigrant on: Libra
  • Descendant of an Immigrant on: Maria Magdalena

Joanna Graat

F, b. November 10, 1770, d. March 29, 1852

Parents

Family: Jacobus Hurkens (b. August 29, 1766, d. January 13, 1830)

Biography

  • Birth: Joanna Graat was born on November 10, 1770 in Beugen, Noord Brabant, Netherlands.
  • Death: She died on March 29, 1852, at age 81, in Beugen, Noord Brabant, Netherlands.

Louise Sanger

F, b. March 9, 1822, d. March 2, 1898

Parents

Family: Frederich Wilhelm Dobberstein (b. July 17, 1813, d. December 2, 1848)

Biography

  • Birth: Louise Sanger was born on March 9, 1822 in Jankendorf, Kolmar, Posen, Prussia.
  • Marriage: She and Frederich Wilhelm Dobberstein were married on September 30, 1840 in Jankendorf, Kolmar, Posen, Prussia.
  • Death: Louise Sanger died on March 2, 1898, at age 75, in Wrightstown, Brown Co, Wisconsin.

Jesse Klister

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  • Descendant of an Immigrant on: America

Franz Wilhelm Zittlow

M, b. April 14, 1845, d. February 14, 1917

Parents

Family: Pauline Dobberstein (b. December 6, 1845, d. July 12, 1924)

Biography

  • Birth: Franz Wilhelm Zittlow was born on April 14, 1845 in Pommern, Cochem-Zell, Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany.
  • Marriage: He and Pauline Dobberstein were married on January 2, 1864 in Brown County, Wisconsin.
  • Death: Franz Wilhelm Zittlow died on February 14, 1917, at age 71, in Wrightstown, Brown Co, Wisconsin.
  • Note: Frank Zittlow, aged 72 years, died Wednesday afternoon at three o'clock at St. Elizabeth's hospital, Appleton, after submitting to an internal examination on the operating table. His remains were brought to his home on Wednesday night where they were prepared for burial. Mr. Zittlow felt his health failing for the past year and just before Christmas he had paroxysms of terrible pain which gradually became almost unbearable when he sought the best medical aid which proved unavailing.

    Frank Zittlow was born in Germany, April 4, 1845, and came to America with his parents in 1856 settling on wild land in the midst of a dense forest of oak and pine just below Wrightstown on the banks of the Fox River. They came to Kaukauna to reside eight years ago. He was married 52 years ago last June4 to Pauline Dobberstein, the widow now surviving.

    Surviving also are his seven children, namely; Mrs. George Schmidt of Rockland; Mrs. Rudolph Panzig of Oshkosh; Mrs. William Lostin of Milwaukee; Albert Zittlow of Sniderville, and Fred Zittlow of Kaukauna; also two brothers, Christopher and Gottfried Zittlow of Wrightstown.

    For over half a century this early pioneer labored on the same farm where he carved out a home from the great forest which covered the whole country at the time for many miles. What life was like in those times seems difficult of comprehension by the people now living who know nothing of the privations inseperable from the conditions of things then of everyday occurrence. They used at first to follow a trail to Green Bay to go to market and often bore on their backs a grist mill to bring back in the same manner the flour and middlings obtained by grinding the wheat. Roads then were minus and a passing boat on the river was considered a Godsend if on it they could obtain passage by its primitive accommodations. Mr. Zittlow often told of how in the mid-winter he was forced to go to Wrightstown when the whole country was covered with snow four feet deep and to reach the village he walked on the rail fences most of the way and it was weeks before roads were shoveled out so they were passable.

    Their hard work in clearing up their farm land was not without reward for all the pine, oak and basswood logs were marketed at the saw mill at Wrightstown. But the labor necessary to cut the logs, haul them to market and do the logging and clearing was herculean and took men of iron constitutions to stand under the tremendous strain. Few are able to fully comprehend all the trials lived through in such a long and arduous life of work.

    The pallbearers for Mr. Zittlow will be his children and grandchildren, Albert and Fred Zittlow--his sons and Arthur and Oscar Schmidt-his grandsons.

    The funeral will be held at the house and at 11:00 o'clock at Trinity Lutheran church, Rev. William Hinnenthal officiating, with interment in the family lot at the Lutheran cemetery at Wrightstown going thence by interurban line and hearse and hacks at Wrightstown.

Pauline Dobberstein

F, b. December 6, 1845, d. July 12, 1924

Parents

Family: Franz Wilhelm Zittlow (b. April 14, 1845, d. February 14, 1917)

Biography

  • Birth: Pauline Dobberstein was born on December 6, 1845 in Budsin, Kolmar, Posen, Prussia.
  • Marriage: She and Franz Wilhelm Zittlow were married on January 2, 1864 in Brown County, Wisconsin.
  • Death: Pauline Dobberstein died on July 12, 1924, at age 78, in Wrightstown, Brown Co, Wisconsin.
  • Note: Mrs. Pauline Zittlow, 78, died Saturday evening at 10:45 at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Gust Ristau, 329 Taylor St. after an illness of ten weeks. She is survived by four daughters; Mrs. George Schmidt, De Pere; Mrs. Gus Ristau, Kaukauna; Mrs. Helen Hunt, Oshkosh; Mrs. Max Winkel, Green Bay; two sons, Fred, Waukegan, Ill. and Albert, Sniderville, besides twenty grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

    The funeral was held Tuesday afternoon from the Ristau home and at 2 pm from Trinity Ev. Lutheran church. Rev. Paul Th. Ochlert officiating. Interment was in the Wrightstown cemetery.

    Mrs. Zittlow was born in Germany and came to this country when 16 years of age, the family first settling on a farm near Wrightstown and about 14 years ago moved to Kaukauna. For the past four years Mrs. Zittlow has made her home with her daughter, Mrs. Gus Ristau, as her husband died seven years ago.

William Ralph Hopf

M, b. September 3, 1924, d. November 29, 1993

Family: Carol B Henningson (b. December 21, 1927, d. May 24, 2012)

Biography

  • Birth: William Ralph Hopf was born on September 3, 1924.
  • Marriage: He and Carol B Henningson were married on August 7, 1948.
  • Death: William Ralph Hopf died on November 29, 1993, at age 69.
  • Burial: He was buried in Nicolet Memorial Gardens, Green Bay, Wisconsin.

Carol B Henningson

F, b. December 21, 1927, d. May 24, 2012

Family: William Ralph Hopf (b. September 3, 1924, d. November 29, 1993)

Biography

  • Birth: Carol B Henningson was born on December 21, 1927.
  • Marriage: She and William Ralph Hopf were married on August 7, 1948.
  • Death: Carol B Henningson died on May 24, 2012, at age 84.
  • Burial: She was buried in Nicolet Memorial Gardens, Green Bay, Wisconsin.
  • Note: Carol B. Hopf, 84, Green Bay, passed away on Thursday, May 24, 2012. She was born on December 21, 1927, in the town of Gibson to the late Ben and Nelia (Jensen) Henningsen. Carol graduated from Mishicot High School In 1945. She worked at Pauly Cheese Company where she met her future husband William R. Hopf. They were married on August 7, 1948 at St. John Lutheran Church in Gibson and enjoyed 45 years together. William preceded her in death on November 29, 1993.

    During her lifetime, Carol worked as a volunteer in her church and in the community. As an active member of Calvary Lutheran Church, she assisted in Altar Guild, quilt making, and funeral luncheons. As a mother of four children, she led Boy Scout and Girl Scout Troops. In her leisure time, she enjoyed watching Packer games, reading, sewing, knitting, crocheting, bowling, and traveling.

    Carol is survived by her four children, Barbara (Ken) Mushel, Carla (Dr. Robert) Menner, William J. Hopf, and Susan Lemerond; seven grandchildren, Adam (Lucia) Mushel, Jenna Mushel and partner Robert Teer, Ryan (Valerie) Hopf, Shannon (Joel) Van De Hei, Nickolas Hopf, Seth (Christine) Lemerond, Saul Lemerond and partner Valerie Johnson; six great-grandchildren, Ethan Ortiz, Khloe Mushel, Kaley Mushel, Camdin Van De Hei, Beckett Van De Hei, and Aliyah Teer; sister and brother-in-law Violet (Clarence) Ney; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Dorothy (Herbert) Herman and Jack (Marion) Hopf; many nieces and nephews. She is further survived by special friends Tom Lemerond, Terry and Don Benishek, and a very special friend, Mary Hopf who helped a great deal when Carol became ill.

    She was preceded in death by a sister, Lorraine Peckham; a brother, Arnold Henningsen, and two sisters-in-law, Hazel Henningsen and Harriet (Robert) Schneider.

    Visitation will be held at Lyndahl Funeral Home, 1350 Lombardi Avenue, from 4:00 pm until 7:00 pm on Tuesday, May 29, 2012. Visitation will continue again on Wednesday, May 30 from 10:00 am at Calvary Lutheran Church, 1301 S. Ridge Road, until the funeral service at 11:00 am with Rev. Earl Vorpagel III officiating. Interment will be at Nicolet Memorial Gardens. Online condolences may be expressed at www.lyndahl.com.

    A memorial fund has been established in Carol's name.

    A special thank you to Century Ridge and Southern Care Hospice for all their loving care.

Arnold VanGemert

M, b. March 4, 1852, d. September 21, 1942

Parents

Family: Anna Katherine Kellerman (b. December 30, 1855, d. January 18, 1925)

Biography

  • Birth: Arnold VanGemert was born on March 4, 1852 in Broekhuizen, Limburg, Netherlands.
  • Marriage: He and Anna Katherine Kellerman were married on September 10, 1877 in Broekhuizen, Limburg, Netherlands.
  • Death: Arnold VanGemert died on September 21, 1942, at age 90, in DePere, Brown Co, Wisconsin.
  • Burial: He was buried in Mount Calvary Cemetery, DePere, Wisconsin.
  • Note: Funeral services were held at St. Boniface church this morning at 9 o'clock for Arnold Van Gemert, 90, who passed away at his home on Grant street, Monday evening. The requiem high mass was held by the pastor, the Rev. L.A. Van Oeffel and burial was in Mount Calvary cemetery. Six grandsons, Bernard and Arnold Van Enkenvort, Arnold and Lawrence Willems, and Clem and Jim Van Gemert were pallbearers.
    The deceased, a retired building contractor, was born in Broekhuisen, Holland, March 5, 1852, and arrived in De Pere 60 years ago, August 15. He had been a mason in his native country and followed that trade for a time here, then became a builder. He founded the De Pere Greenhouse and was a part owner for a number of years. The business was acquired by Mr. and Mrs. Frank Willems, who continued it. Among the buildings erected by Mr. Van Gemert were the old De Pere high school and early structures on St. Norbert College property.
    Surviving Mr. Van Gemert are nine children; Those residing in this city are Mrs. Joseph Van Enkenvort, Mrs. Frank Willems, Victor Van Gemert, owner of the Van Gemert Memorial company, the Misses Antoinette and Elizabeth Van Gemert. Four other sons are Henry, Wauwatosa; August, Rochester, Minn.; William, Chicago; Adolph, Appleton. There are 49 grandchildren and 67 great grandchildren.
    Source: De Pere Journal - Democrat, 09/24/1942.