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Katherine A Maddix

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James Peter Maddix

M, b. February 27, 1951, d. October 3, 2013

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  • Birth: James Peter Maddix was born on February 27, 1951 in Green Bay, Brown Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: He died on October 3, 2013, at age 62.
  • Note: James "Jimmy" Peter Maddix, 62, Howard, passed away Thursday October 3, 2013 due to natural causes. He was born February 27, 1951 in Green Bay to the late Dolores Maddix McCourt and Jim Maddix. Jimmy served six years in the National Guard, then was employed at Nicolet Paper Mill for 18 years, Midtech in Kimberly, and, most recently, 12 years at Oneida Casino, as a slot machine technician. He had a great love for the Green Bay Packers. He also found enjoyment in John Wayne movies, playing dominos and cards with family and friends, as well as playing computer games. Jimmy had a sarcastic sense of humor that those who knew him, loved. Nothing brought him more happiness in life, though, than his family. Jimmy is survived by his special friend, and love of his life, Diane Merckx, daughters, Tessa Christjohn and Jessica Brunner, son, Joshua Maddix, and his four-legged son, Simon; five grandchildren, Morgan, Carson, Jaydin, Maddy, and Aiden; step-father, Mike McCourt; nine siblings, Shirley (Don) Schuessler, Gary (Carol) Maddix, David Maddix, Kathy (Don) Pouwels, Dan (Anne) Maddix, Lisa (Ken) Gutowski, Laura (Kelly) VandeVen, Raymond Maddix, Shelly McCourt, and many nieces and nephews. Jimmy was married for 33 years and is survived by his ex- wife, Sue Maddix, whom he remained great friends with. Jimmy was preceeded in death by his parents Delores and James Maddix and sister-in-law, Leanne Maddix. Friends may call at RYAN FUNERAL HOME, 305 N Tenth Street, De Pere, after 4pm Sunday October 6, 2013, until time of service at 7:30pm. Please go to www.ryanfh.com to send online condolences to the family.

    In recognition of Jimmy's love for the Packers, we ask family and friends to wear their favorite Packer apparel as we join together in celebration of his life. In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate donations be made to the James Maddix Memorial Fund.

Daniel J Maddix

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Laura A Maddix

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Lisa A Maddix

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Raymond R Maddix

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Donald N Schuessler

M, b. August 2, 1940, d. April 4, 2017

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  • Birth: Donald N Schuessler was born on August 2, 1940 in Oconto Falls, Oconto Co, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: He was married on December 28, 1963.
  • Death: He died on April 4, 2017, at age 76.
  • Note: Donald "Don" N. Schuessler, 76, passed away peacefully on April 4th, 2017 after a courageous battle with cancer, surrounded by his adoring wife and sons. Don was born in Oconto Falls on August 2nd, 1940 to the late Norman and Antonia (Hoerth) Schuessler. After moving to west Green Bay as a toddler, Don shared his childhood with 3 sisters and 8 brothers. The time he spent working on his uncle's farm in Door County developed his astonishing work ethic and love of animals. At home, he was proud to lead the family in tending to the crops, chickens & even a cow. He graduated West High School and started to date Shirley Maddix, which led to their marriage on December 28th, 1963. While dating Shirley, he joined the Army and proudly served as a combat photographer. Don used his photography talents to start his diverse career history as a camera man and then program director for television WFRV. His mechanical skills drove his career in many directions: Nicolet Paper Mill, Better Bright Electrical Plating, & constructing apartment buildings, to name a few. His entrepreneurial spirit gave inspiration to starting The Eye for Beauty retail store with his wife, Shirley. His career culminated with a 15 year run as a Mail Processing Equipment Mechanic at the USPS before retiring in 2007.

    Dad loved to hunt, fish, camp, ride motorcycles, coaching baseball & hockey teams with his boys, but most importantly he loved to help people. His passions and zest for life was only superseded by his love and dedication to his family and friends. He was the type of man to give you a fish & then teach you to fish. He would give you the shirt off his back and then help you build a house to hang it in. In his early years, he spent countless hours making sure his family was taken care of, but as the trials of life gave him a moment to breathe it became clear that his all-time passion was fishing. Within the last year, he was excited to get to fish in Alaska, Mexico, Texas, Florida, Minnesota & Wisconsin. We spent many happy days chasing that illusive scaly creature only to set them free once they were in the boat.

    Don is survived by his beautiful wife, Shirley; three sons and spouses: Paul and Jennifer (Doherty) Schuessler, Becker, MN; Mark and Amy (Sinkler) Schuessler, Becker, MN; Brian Schuessler, Madison, WI; grand-daughter: Kennedy Schuessler, Becker, MN; six brothers and spouses: Pat and Joann; John and Kum; Gene and Judy; Bill and Carol; Jeff and Barb; Jerry and Vicki; two sisters and spouse: Ann VanEnkenvort; Nancy and Bob Suskie; sisters through marriage: Roberta and Judy; and many other relatives and friends.

    Don was preceded in death by his two brothers: Mike and Jim; sister and spouse: Rose and Fred Freeman; brother-in-laws: David and Jimmy Maddix.

    A Visitation will be held at Newcomer Funeral Home (340 S. Monroe Ave., Green Bay), Friday, April 7, 2017 from 5 to 6:45 PM, with a Vigil Service will following at 7 PM. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday, April 8 at 1:30 PM, with a Visitation 1 hr prior to mass, at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church, 2771 Oakwood Drive, Green Bay. Please feel free to dress casual or in your favorite fishing/boating attire.

    Don's family extends a special thank you to Roberta Schuessler for her caring touch in his final days. Also, Ashley and Lori from Unity Hospice for helping us make his bucket list a reality.

    To leave an online condolence for the family, please visit www.NewcomerGreenBay.com or for more information call (920)432-4841.
    Published in Green Bay Press-Gazette from Apr. 6 to Apr. 7, 2017.

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LeeAnne Alice Jarvey

F, b. September 18, 1951, d. July 24, 1999

Family: David J Maddix (b. June 12, 1948, d. February 6, 2015)

Biography

  • Birth: LeeAnne Alice Jarvey was born on September 18, 1951.
  • Death: She died on July 24, 1999, at age 47.

Donald Pouwels

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Susan T Kaminecki

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Family: James Peter Maddix (b. February 27, 1951, d. October 3, 2013)

Anne Baetsen

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James VandeVen

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Todd Gutowski

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Thomas Francis Allcox

M, b. January 21, 1860, d. 1933

Family: Esther Carroll (b. June 1865, d. December 12, 1943)

Biography

  • Birth: Thomas Francis Allcox was born on January 21, 1860 in Ohio.
  • Marriage: He and Esther Carroll were married on October 18, 1887.
  • Death: Thomas Francis Allcox died in 1933, at age ~73, in Random Lake, Sheboygan Co, Wisconsin.

Esther Carroll

F, b. June 1865, d. December 12, 1943

Family: Thomas Francis Allcox (b. January 21, 1860, d. 1933)

Biography

  • Birth: Esther Carroll was born in June 1865 in Random Lake, Sheboygan Co, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: She and Thomas Francis Allcox were married on October 18, 1887.
  • Death: Esther Carroll died on December 12, 1943, at age 78, in DePere, Brown Co, Wisconsin.
  • Burial: She was buried in Mount Olivet Catholic Cemetery, De Pere, Wisconsin.

Carol Mae Englebretsen

F, b. January 10, 1927, d. May 28, 1995

Family: Thomas James Willems (b. May 10, 1928, d. April 27, 2003)

Biography

  • Birth: Carol Mae Englebretsen was born on January 10, 1927 in Green Bay, Brown Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: She died on May 28, 1995, at age 68, in DePere, Brown Co, Wisconsin.
  • Burial: She was buried in Mount Calvary Cemetery, DePere, Wisconsin.

Susan Jane Willems

F, b. May 20, 1950, d. August 28, 2017

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  • Birth: Susan Jane Willems was born on May 20, 1950 in Green Bay, Brown Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: She died on August 28, 2017, at age 67.
  • Burial: She was buried in Mount Calvary Cemetery, DePere, Wisconsin.
  • Note: Susan Jane (Willems) De Ruyter, 67, of De Pere, passed away on Monday morning August 28, 2017. I was born May 20, 1950 in Green Bay to Carol (Engebretsen) and Thomas Willems. I graduated from St. Joseph Academy, Class of 1968. On October 6, 2006, I married Tom De Ruyter. Over the years, I served on the Board for Celebrate De Pere, De Pere Business Association and the UWGB Phoenix Booster Club. I loved the Packers, Brewers and UWGB Basketball. I worked at Prevea Health for eleven years.

    I am survived by my husband and best friend, Tom, stepdaughters, Lisa De Ruyter (John /Naomi Race), Sara De Ruyter, additionally survived by my granddaughter, Ariah Vogels who has brought more happiness and joy to my life than she will ever know. "I love you to the moon and back". Also survived by siblings, my 'baby brother', Ted (Jill) Willems, Larry (Faye) Willems, and Sara Willems, and many nieces and nephews, including my special nieces and nephews, Katie Bain, Caleb Bain, Candace Bain, Sage Willems, as well as my best friend Mary's children, Scott (Missy) Martens and Kimberly (Kurt) Gunn. I'm as Grannie Susie to Emily, August and Josephine Gunn and Hailey Martens. Also surviving are Tom's brothers, Mike (Mary) De Ruyter, Tim (Lynette) De Ruyter, nieces, nephews, cousins and extended family.

    I would like to thank my friends, Jane Rasmussen Strenn, Robyn Jauquet, Sue

    Calabrese, Mary Stryker, Sue Baier, Joe Schinkten, and Jim Johnson for their support through the years.

    I was preceded in death by my parents, Tom and Carol Willems, my brother, Greg Willems, grandparents, Lawrence and Margaret Willems, Ellis and Viola Engebretsen, parents-in-law, Johnny and Doris De Ruyter, and , of course, my forever friend, Mary Smits Martens.

    Family and friends may call at RYAN FUNERAL HOME, 305 North Tenth Street, De Pere from 2:30 to 7:00 pm on Thursday, August 31, 2017. Visitation will continue after 9:00 am on Friday at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, De Pere until time of service. Funeral Mass of Christian Burial will be concelebrated at 10:30 am Friday at the church with Father Benny Jacob, O. Praem. and Father James Neilson, O. Praem. officiating. Burial to follow in Mt.Calvary Cemetery. Please visit www.ryanfh.com.
    Published in Green Bay Press-Gazette from Aug. 29 to Aug. 30, 2017.

Gregory Thomas Willems

M, b. January 22, 1953, d. January 22, 2008

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  • Birth: Gregory Thomas Willems was born on January 22, 1953 in Green Bay, Brown Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: He died on January 22, 2008, at age 55.
  • Note: January 26, 2008

    Willems, Gregory "Howie"
    Gregory "Howie" Willems, 55, De Pere, died on his birthday, Jan. 22, 2008, of a massive heart attack. The son of the late Tom and Carol (Engebretsen) Willems was born Jan. 22, 1953, in Green Bay. Greg owned and operated De Pere Greenhouse and Floral, where he was employed his entire life. His love and talent for planting and growing flowers was instilled in him at an early age by his grandfather, the late Lawrence Willems. Greg had a passion for the outdoors, especially for fishing and hunting. His unique and wonderful sense of humor will be sadly missed. Greg was a very compassionate man and helped anyone in any way he could.
    Greg is survived by his loving son, Andy; his sisters, Sue (Tom) De Ruyter and Sara Willems; his brothers, Larry (Faye) Willems and Ted (Jill) Willems; his nieces, Bekki (Vlado) Solc, Heidi Willems, Katie Bain, Candace Bain and Sage Willems; his nephews, Tom Willems and Caleb Bain; and his great-nephew, Immanuel Solc. He is further survived by aunts and uncles, Sandy and John Dachelet and Eugene and Phyllis Engebretsen; as well as many great life-long friends and his wonderful staff at De Pere Greenhouse and Floral, especially Mary Lynn Bero.
    Greg was preceded in death by his parents, Tom and Carol; and grandparents, Lawrence and Margaret Willems and Ellis and Viola Engebretsen.
    Friends may call at RYAN FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORY, 305 North Tenth Street, De Pere from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. today, Saturday, Jan. 26, 2008. Service of Celebration of Greg's Life will be held at 2 p.m. today at the funeral home with Father Conrad Kratz, O. Praem., officiating. Please visit www.ryanfh.com to send online condolences to the Willems family.

Lawrence Ellis Willems

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Sara Ann Willems

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Theodore John Willems

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Patricia V Schindler

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Family: Gregory Thomas Willems (b. January 22, 1953, d. January 22, 2008)

Andrew Willems

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