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Julie Adamski

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Mathew Mueller

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Michael Mueller

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Magdelena Mueller

F, b. July 24, 1914, d. April 3, 1972

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Family: Walter Thuerwachter (b. June 15, 1918, d. September 1, 1963)

Biography

  • Birth: Magdelena Mueller was born on July 24, 1914 in Sherwood, Calumet Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: She died on April 3, 1972, at age 57, in Fond du Lac, Fond du lac Co, Wisconsin.

Arthur V Mueller

M, b. April 5, 1916, d. January 4, 2002

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Family: Lorraine Helen Fuhrmann (b. August 23, 1918, d. December 1982)

Biography

  • Birth: Arthur V Mueller was born on April 5, 1916 in Sherwood, Calumet Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: He died on January 4, 2002, at age 85, in St Cloud, Fond du Lac Co, Wisconsin.

Jeannette Mueller

F, b. January 29, 1918, d. June 1, 1972

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Biography

  • Birth: Jeannette Mueller was born on January 29, 1918 in Town of Harrison, Calumet Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: She died on June 1, 1972, at age 54, in Fond du Lac, Fond du lac Co, Wisconsin.

Richard Henry Wegner

M, b. May 5, 1928, d. January 14, 1982

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Biography

  • Birth: Richard Henry Wegner was born on May 5, 1928 in Whitewater, Walworth Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: He died on January 14, 1982, at age 53, in San Leon, Galveston Co, Texas.

Lovita Mae Wegner

F, b. August 19, 1929, d. February 21, 2011

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Family: Nicholas G Lanser (b. November 8, 1932, d. June 12, 2017)

Biography

  • Birth: Lovita Mae Wegner was born on August 19, 1929 in Whitewater, Walworth Co, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: She and Nicholas G Lanser were married on February 28, 1981 in St Thomas More Church, Appleton, Wisconsin.
  • Death: Lovita Mae Wegner died on February 21, 2011, at age 81, in Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Note: Lovita Mae WEGNER LANSER age 81 died suddenly of a stroke on Monday February 21, 2011 at Appleton’s St. Elizabeth’s Hospital.

    ‘Vita was geboren Aug 19, 1929 in Whitewater the 2nd of 7 children of Oscar WEGNER and Marie EITING. The growing family moved from place to place -- Rochester, Ladysmith, Delavan, Palmyra… struggling to survive the Great Depression. Her later childhood was shaped by life on the family farm on County ‘G’ near Rhinelander and by tiny Pine Grove School. As a teenager she joined the Sisters of the Sorrowful Mother as Sister Mary Bonita, became degreed as a Registered Nurse, and headed a neonatal unit for premature infants. These “little ones” as she called them would be her passion and expertise in a career that spanned three decades. She left the Order in 1968 to begin a new life--a major highlight of which was her marriage to Nicholas (Nic) LANSER February 28, 1981 at St. Thomas More Church. She worked as a nurse at Theda-Clark and Appleton Medical Center, and later ‘kept the books’ for a commercial cleaning business she and Nic founded and grew.

    Family was everything to her, and she became mom, gramma, and great gramma to Nic’s children and the generations that followed. Their love for her was obvious as we gathered around her bed that fateful day as she slowly slipped from this world.

    Still living are her husband; his 3 children: Daniel LANSER of New Holstein [children: Josh and Nicholas]; Gary (Sheri) LANSER of Tampa [children: Jesse (Tamara), Jason, Gary Jr. (Danielle), and John (Emily) STUCKART]; and Wendy (Lee) SAMP of Appleton [children: Heather, Joe (Michelle), Jared (Danielle) and Nicole]; a sister, Trudy (Wilfred) JENKINS of Pelican Lake; three brothers: Philip of Morristown, Minnesota, Donald (Judy) of Rhinelander, and Andrew (Mary) of Winneconne. Vita is survived by 21 great grandchildren and scads of nieces and nephews.

    Those who died before her include: her parents, brothers Richard and Thomas, and sisters-in-law, June CLEVELAND WEGNER and Mary Ann DAVISON WEGNER.

    Vita cultivated interests and activities in which she found meaning and pleasure: RV’ing around the continent with family and friends, decorating wedding cakes (there was never a doubt where the cake was coming from at family weddings), exercise classes, their ‘up north’ home on the Wolf at Post Lake, home canning, doting on pet cats and dogs, keeping up with world events… and, did we mention their home on Post Lake?

    Surpassed only by care for her family and her “little ones”, two things were of great importance to Vita: her devotion to the church, and her drive to document family history. On the first, for those who knew her, no more needs to be said. On the second, she became the family historian, traversing the state, interviewing elders, searching courthouses, tracking down possible relatives, and most importantly: managing to pass on the genealogy spark. Her work continues. She would insist we mention a few of our ancestors for whom she searched so hard – so here goes… Fifteen of her gggrandparents came from Germany—the 16th from 2 kilometers across the Dutch border.

    Paternal gf: Herman WEGNER (1850-1929) born Schlönwitz, Schivelbein, Pomerania, son of Wilhelm and Caroline nee ROMIG (1819-1889). Paternal gm: Lena RIESS (1862-1929), daughter of Johann (1834-1901) born Grafenreuth, Wunsiedel, Bavaria [son of Georg (1811-1895) and Anna Margarethe nee JAHN (1815-1896), both born Grafenreuth], and Elizabeth nee RAUSCH (1840-1906) born Thierstein, Wunsiedel [daughter of Johan Georg (1800-1875) born Thierstein and Magdalena nee MEICHNER (1806 – before 1875) born Schirnding, Wunsiedel]. Maternal gf: William EITING (1864-1926) son of Anton (1824-1898) born Barlo, Borken, Westfalen [son of Wilhelm (1767-1845) born Barlo and Theodora nee VOS (1787-after 1846) born Zieuwent, Gelderland, Netherlands], and Gertrude MICKE (1838-1876) [daughter of Henry (abt 1786-1857) and Catherina nee ARDES (1799-1837] all born Lüdinghausen, Lüdinghausen, Westfalen. Maternal gm: Sibilla KELLERMANN (1869-1942) born Straelen, Geldern, North Rhein, daughter of Johann Hermann (1829-1901) born Oedt, Kempen, North Rhein [ son of Peter Heinrich (abt 1800-1854), born Oedt, and Anna Catharina nee BUTZEN], and Anna Margaretha nee WELTER (1825- 1903) born Straelen [daughter of Peter Johann (1800-1849) and Anna Catherina nee VAN MELIS (1799- 1866) both born Straelen].

    Visitation will be held 4 to 8PM, Thursday February 24 at the Westgor Funeral Home, 1140 Appleton Rd, Menasha and 10 to 11AM, Friday February 25 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Appleton. The funeral Mass will follow at 11AM. Grave-side service and burial will occur at Enterprise Cemetery, Hwy ‘G’ near Pelican Lake at 1PM Saturday, February 26. In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund has been established. Please join us in celebrating Vita’s life!

Philip Arnold Wegner

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Gertrude Marie Wegner

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Thomas Gerald Wegner

M, b. June 8, 1935, d. March 10, 1967

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Biography

  • Birth: Thomas Gerald Wegner was born on June 8, 1935 in Whitewater, Walworth Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: He died on March 10, 1967, at age 31, in Aboard USS Dahlgren, Pacific Ocean.
  • Burial: He was buried in at sea.

Donald LaVerne Wegner

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Mary Catherine Mollon

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William John Mollon

M, b. April 23, 1913, d. June 29, 1988

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Family: Beatrice Frances Zarnoth (b. January 17, 1918, d. January 12, 1989)

Biography

  • Birth: William John Mollon was born on April 23, 1913 in Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: He and Beatrice Frances Zarnoth were married on November 4, 1937 in Chilton, Calumet Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: William John Mollon died on June 29, 1988, at age 75, in Chilton, Calumet Co, Wisconsin.

Beatrice Frances Zarnoth

F, b. January 17, 1918, d. January 12, 1989

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Family: William John Mollon (b. April 23, 1913, d. June 29, 1988)

Biography

  • Birth: Beatrice Frances Zarnoth was born on January 17, 1918 in Calumet County, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: She and William John Mollon were married on November 4, 1937 in Chilton, Calumet Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: Beatrice Frances Zarnoth died on January 12, 1989, at age 70, in Chilton, Calumet Co, Wisconsin.

Virginia Carol Blanchfield

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Christopher Oppermann

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Nicholas Oppermann

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Julia Vosters

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Family: Donald Stegeman (b. July 13, 1926, d. February 3, 2008)

  • Descendant of an Immigrant on: Maria Magdalena

Bernice Josephine Vosters

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  • Descendant of an Immigrant on: Maria Magdalena

Donald Stegeman

M, b. July 13, 1926, d. February 3, 2008

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Biography

  • Birth: Donald Stegeman was born on July 13, 1926 in Kaukauna, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: He died on February 3, 2008, at age 81, in Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Burial: He was buried in Highland Memorial Park, Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Note: February 5, 2008

    Stegeman, Donald R. "Don"
    Donald R. "Don" Stegeman, Kaukauna, age 81, passed away at Appleton Medical Center on Sunday, February 3, 2008, with his loving wife of 59 years and family by his side. He was born in Kaukauna on July 13, 1926, the son of the late Royal Stegeman and Wilma Stegeman-Kent. Donald enlisted in the Navy when he was 17 years old, and was proud to have served on the U.S.S. Isherwood DD-520 in the Pacific during WWII. On June 26, 1948, he married Julia Vosters at St. John Catholic Church, Little Chute. He was employed by Thilmany for over 42 years, retiring in 1988. Don enjoyed spending time with his family; square dancing, traveling, shopping and time at his cottage at Lake Winnebago. He was especially proud of being the Secretary-Treasurer of the U.S.S Isherwood DD-520 Association, and organized many reunions for the organization throughout the United States.

    Don is survived by his wife, Julia; children: Wilma (Marvin) Van Rossum of Stockbridge, Dr. Ronald (Dona) Stegaman, D.D.S. of Janesville, and Scott (Katy) Stegeman of Kimberly; grandchildren: Ashleigh Stegeman, Alexander (Stephanie) Stegeman, Amanda (fiance, Matt) Stegeman and Nicholas and Ethan Stegeman; step-grandchildren: Bryan (Kay), Michael (Beth), Jeffery (Char), Mark (Jenny), and Sherry Van Rossum, and Karen (Jeff) Klieber; brother, Harvey (Anna Mae) Stegeman of Wyoming, MI; brother-in-law: Louis (special friend, Jan) Vosters of Palm Springs, CA; and sisters-in-law: Bernice (Paul) Boucher of Gresham and Hazel (special friend, Willie) Vosters of Little Chute. He is further survived by many nieces and nephews.

    Don was preceded in death by his step-father, Everett Kent; father- and mother-in-law, Herman and Mathilda Vosters; son-in-law, Ernest "Ernie" Cram, III; brothers-in-law, Marvin and Urban Vosters; sister-in-law, Joyce Vosters.

    The funeral service will be at 12 p.m. on Friday, February 8, 2008, at the Star of Hope Chapel, Highland Memorial Park, 3131 N. Richmond St., Appleton, with Pastor Samuel Garbi officiating, with a military honor service to follow conducted by the William Verhagen Post #60, Kimberly. Friends will be received at the chapel on Friday from 10 a.m. until the time of the service. Entombment will be in the Highland Memorial Park Mausoleum.

    The family extends a special thank you to the staff of the I.C.U and 2 South Cardiology at Appleton Medical Center; especially Will, Randy, Travis, Kelly, Amy and Ryan for their compassionate care.

    A memorial fund in Don's name will be established.

    FARGO FUNERAL HOME

    400 West Wisconsin Avenue

    Kaukauna 920-766-6200

    www.wichmannfargo.com.