F, b. October 1843, d. April 6, 1929
Family: John Remmel (b. December 1835, d. 1919)
- John Remmel (b. October 25, 1864, d. July 2, 1943)
- Nicholas G Remmel (b. January 4, 1866, d. December 7, 1939)
- Frances Remmel (b. June 27, 1868, d. May 9, 1893)
- Mary Maria Remmel (b. June 27, 1868, d. May 9, 1893)
- Theresa Remmel (b. 1870)
- Jacob Remmel (b. June 8, 1872, d. February 14, 1885)
- Agnes Remmel (b. April 22, 1874)
- Andrew Remmel (b. March 15, 1876, d. January 16, 1949)
- Frank Remmel (b. October 3, 1884, d. April 9, 1950)
- Helen Remmel (b. October 1885, d. 1968)
- Kathryn Remmel (b. January 10, 1892, d. June 9, 1976)
- Birth: Catherine Rotzenberg was born in October 1843 in Alsace-Lorraine, Germany.
- Marriage: She and John Remmel were married in 1859.
- Death: Catherine Rotzenberg died on April 6, 1929, at age 85, in Fond du lac County, Wisconsin.
- Note: A Pioneer Wisconsin Mother
by Adelia L. Ruff of Cleveland, Ohio formerly of Wisconsin
Contributed for Mother's Day
(written about 1937 and published in a Cleveland newspaper on Mothers Day)
The nice feeling as we dressed so long ago before the great fire in the parlor and all the while sniffing the savory odors coming from the dining from the great kitchen where Grandmother was busy already having fed most of her big family and patiently turning griddle cakes and sausage with a deft hand, face flushed with heat from the big range, a big checkered apron tied neatly over the flannelette dressing sacque and wool skirt is never forgotten. We used to laugh at the little peplum on her blouse, or sacques, as they were called, for it made Grandmother look like a little fat duck, we said. Only a person living in those glorious happy days can appreciate them. Though there were troubles, it seemed everyone was too busy to worry long.
True, I had lost my own mother at an age of 18 months, but I was too young to miss her as my older sister did. She would run crying to my Grandmother for her Mommy. bury her face in the comforting arms, until somehow the kindly words and soft little noises soon assured her she was safe in this other mother's arms, the mother whose tears were slowly trickling down a soft wrinkled cheek as she rocked the lonely little orphan.
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I have watched with pity fruit lying rotting away on the ground while so many folk today are hungry. Nothing was ever wasted in Grandmother's day. If she couldn't use it herself she was sure to find a place for anything she did not need. She had learned what it meant to be hungry. She knew what hardships ordinary folk like herself had to endure, so she gave of herself and all she owned so freely; for she said always, "There's nothing ever lost a friend gets."
This "helper" and friend to all landed at New York when she was nine years old. The family crossed the Atlantic in a sailing vessel from Germany. Many times they despaired of ever seeing land again , but after sixty days they finally landed in their new world to build a home and raise their children. I wonder what Grandmother would say if she knew the startling conditions today in her native land. Of course she became an American citizen and never returned to Germany. They were very happy making their living on American soil. They lived in tents on Staten Island with others who came across the ocean with them. The little nine year old girl was very happy and very busy for though young, she had many duties and learned a great deal from her thrifty mother.
Arrived about the same year was another family, John Remmel, a sturdy lad of nineteen, his parents and brother and sister. He paid little attention to little Kate whom he saw often, but when he was twenty-five and she fifteen they were married. The little bride of five feet and her six foot husband bought a team of oxen, stored their few belongings in the newly acquired covered wagon, left New York and started West to Wisconsin. After weeks of weary, slow travel, they reached their destination, a little place called Hollandtown, which then was partially wilderness. Soon after they had their little log house snugly built. The winter was long and cold, but they were hardy and strong, and in the spring, Margaret, their first baby was born. When the baby was 3 days old, sturdy Kate Remmel was helping her John in the fields, with the baby nearby in a home made basket, placed wherever twas sheltered. Two years apart their children were born until they had eleven sons and daughters.
After dark, this wife and mother spun the wool cut from their flock of sheep, then knitted the many warm garments needed for the coming winter.
While fruit was gathered, nuts dried and stored away, garden produce brought into the root house, in fact this hard working pair of settlers worked steadily from morning till night, for wasn't this a fine new world for them? And did they now have many years ahead in this new country where nature supplied them all they needed? Did they bemoan their fate it someone had more than they? Oh, no, they thanked the good Lord for being so kind to their more prosperous neighbors!
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Sometimes crops were so bad that there would be nothing but bread to eat and not a great deal of that, but this fearless mother raised her brood to manhood and womanhood, with the exception of one little boy who was severely injured early in youth.
One by one, her daughters and sons were grown up, marrying and acquiring farms and families of their own.
Many a neighbor called on Mother Kate when a baby was born, someone was dying or to help when a wedding was being prepared for. Then there was much preparation, for a farm wedding was a great event! Dancing and merriment! Folk driving miles in the old lumber wagon with a stove or dining room set loaded on the back; and all the peeking in big pantry where chickens and vegetables were all prepared in advance and pies and cakes. They were happy days! Peeling apples to dry in the sun; traveling miles through the woods for hazelnuts, when the snow was flying through the air great loads of logs were hauled to the farm yard to be sawed and split in the right lengths and neatly piled; the long winter nights, while the wind howled round the sturdy log house, the stories, the comfort of such a home! When someone went to the storeroom he usually came back with a big pan of nuts or corn to pop, and many a molasses taffy pull was cooled on the broad stairs off the front hall. All of mother Kate's family helped her to celebrate the holidays and many who lived too far to come often, came for restful, happy vacations. Their life was centered around the beloved farmhouse.
All her life her grandchildren, children, were coming and going and her eyes fairly shown and she was happiest when the old farmhouse was packed with her laughing, happy family.
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I have watched, too, the quiet desolation in the kind old face as a cyclone laid the crops flat.
I have seen her lips quiver when a neighbor, friend, was in trouble, then quickly with jaw firm and determined she would set out to make things right, if in her power. For those in deep trouble, many a prayer passed her lips on Sunday, in the little church that she attended unfailingly.
What grand times were made possible at threshing time at the old farm home when again neighbors came in, helped Mother Kate prepare the many good substantial dishes for the men who helped with the threshing. That was a great time for the children on the farm. Did you ever walk in the granary when the men started to pour in the golden grain? Did you ever play in the big straw stack or climb up in the hay mow to find a nest of baby kittens, after watching the mother cat for several days to see where she had hidden them? Did you ever go down the lane with an old shepherd dog to get the cows and let the soft earth squidge up between your toes? Did you ever climb a gnarled old apple tree to get an apple just beyond your reach? Now that I am a wife and mother I can look back on the full life I lived with that blessed Mother Kate, my friend, my wise counselor, the only mother I ever knew, revere and respect her memory as something too beautiful to put into words.
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Ten years before her death she buried her husband John in the quiet little cemetery beside her loved ones who had gone before.
It was harder managing after that so Mother Kate was persuaded to sell the home. They moved to Little Rapids, Wisconsin, to a house belonging to one of the greatest Tuberculin testing stations of that time. Nearby was a big paper mill. Mother Kate could see the Fox River from her window, there was farm land all around her but she longed for and spoke often of her home on the farm where so many years of her life had been spent. Often she thought of those first years spent in Hollandtown, but of course, most of her married life was spent in Outagamie County, an ideal farming spot, although Wisconsin is noted far and wide for the most wonderful dairy and farm state she claims honor to.
Eight years ago at Easter time, this fine old Mother Kate at 84 was taken ill with influenza.
When she became seriously ill, and news of her illness spread throughout the countryside, where old and young she had served and helped alike, folk came daily to see or inquire of her, with hushed voices. Saturday, after Easter Sunday, she passed into her great reward, as fine a mother, grandmother and great-grandmother who ever pioneered in Wisconsin.
She left no money, she had put away only enough for what she called a decent burial. For how could she have money when she gave of all she ever had to those who needed it most?
Many things I have mentioned I tell of as they have been told to me, and of course, knowing Mother Kate, I too can pay her no greater tribute than "she could always spread her wings a little further". How do I know? Because I was one of those orphans who she mothered for eleven years.
She had no medals for bravery or achievement, but in the hearts of her orphaned grandchildren and hundreds of others she aided, now scattered all over the world, is imprinted indelibly, reverence, love, adoration and respect for dear little Mother Kate, who always spread her loving arms a little further.
Margaret Kathryn Remmel
F, b. February 1, 1879
- Birth: Margaret Kathryn Remmel was born on February 1, 1879 in Wrightstown, Brown Co, Wisconsin.
Nicholas G Remmel
M, b. January 4, 1866, d. December 7, 1939
- Alicia Remmel (b. May 23, 1889, d. January 26, 1982)
- Edna Frances Remmel (b. October 11, 1893, d. May 22, 1999)
- Naomi Remmel (b. April 1896, d. 1914)
- Leslie Andrew Remmel (b. February 15, 1898, d. July 18, 1967)
- Carlton Thomas Remmel (b. March 1900, d. 1917)
- Marilla Remmel (b. October 19, 1902, d. February 26, 1975)
- Urban Charles Remmel (b. May 23, 1908, d. October 9, 1957)
- Maureen M Remmel (b. January 5, 1911, d. July 13, 1953)
- Birth: Nicholas G Remmel was born on January 4, 1866 in Wrightstown, Brown Co, Wisconsin.
- Baptism: He was baptized on January 29, 1866.
- Marriage: He and Petronella Hinchey were married in 1888.
- Death: Nicholas G Remmel died on December 7, 1939, at age 73, in Neenah, Winnebago Co, Wisconsin.
- Note: Mayor of Menasha.
F, b. June 27, 1868, d. May 9, 1893
- Birth: Frances Remmel was born on June 27, 1868 in Wrightstown, Brown Co, Wisconsin.
- Death: She died on May 9, 1893, at age 24.
F, b. 1870
- Birth: Theresa Remmel was born in 1870 in Wisconsin.
M, b. June 8, 1872, d. February 14, 1885
- Birth: Jacob Remmel was born on June 8, 1872 in Wrightstown, Brown Co, Wisconsin.
- Death: He died on February 14, 1885, at age 12, in Wrightstown, Brown Co, Wisconsin.
- Burial: He was buried in St Patrick Cemetery, Stephensville (Northport), Wisconsin.
F, b. April 22, 1874
- Birth: Agnes Remmel was born on April 22, 1874 in Wrightstown, Brown Co, Wisconsin.
M, b. March 15, 1876, d. January 16, 1949
Family: Anna O'Connor (b. January 25, 1876, d. June 6, 1962)
- Gordon Remmel (b. December 26, 1904, d. December 26, 1974)
- Sada Remmel (b. circa 1908)
- Glen J Remmel (b. September 10, 1909, d. September 9, 1910)
- Ruth A Remmel
- Rena Remmel (b. March 17, 1912, d. February 16, 1962)
- Frank Remmel (b. June 9, 1914, d. January 20, 1979)
- Walter Remmel (b. August 27, 1917, d. June 24, 2005)
- Morris Remmel
- Albert R Remmel
- Birth: Andrew Remmel was born on March 15, 1876 in Wrightstown, Brown Co, Wisconsin.
- Death: He died on January 16, 1949, at age 72.
- Burial: He was buried in St Margaret Mary Cemetery, Neenah, Wisconsin.
F, b. August 4, 1954, d. August 4, 1954
- Birth: Baby Ambrosius was born on August 4, 1954.
- Death: She died on August 4, 1954, at age 0.
- Burial: She was buried in Mount Calvary Cemetery, DePere, Wisconsin.
F, b. 1906, d. January 16, 1931
- Birth: Lorraine Nolan was born in 1906.
- Death: She died on January 16, 1931, at age ~25, in Green Bay, Brown Co, Wisconsin.
- Burial: She was buried in Mount Calvary Cemetery, DePere, Wisconsin.
William Joseph Rickert
M, b. December 27, 1920, d. November 5, 2016
- Birth: William Joseph Rickert was born on December 27, 1920.
- Death: He died on November 5, 2016, at age 95.
- Burial: He was buried in St Nicholas Cemetery, Freedom, Wisconsin.
- Note: Rickert, Fr. William "Bill" J.
Reverend William J. Rickert, Green Bay, entered eternal life Saturday, November 5, 2016, at the age of 95. At the time of his death, Fr. Rickert was the oldest living priest of the Diocese of Green Bay.
Father Rickert was born in 1920 as the oldest child of Joseph and Laura (Bosman) Rickert. He attended high school at St. Joseph, Appleton and St. Lawrence Seminary, Mt. Calvary. He went on to St. John Seminary in Collegeville, Minnesota, where he studied philosophy and theology. He was the first priest to be ordained by Bishop Stanislaus V. Bona, on January 31, 1945 at St. Joseph Orphanage Chapel, Green Bay. Father then began his 71 years of priestly service.
Father's first assignment, from 1945 to 1958, was at St. Mary, Menasha where he served as Assistant Pastor of the parish, Athletic Director and Administrator of St. Mary High School. He then served as Pastor in the following parishes: from 1958 to 1963 at Sacred Heart Parish, Spruce, with the mission in Klondike; from 1963 to 1966 at Holy Angels Parish, Darboy; from 1966 to 1978 at St. Mary Parish, Oshkosh; from 1978 to 1986 at SS Peter & Paul Parish, Weyauwega; and from 1986 to 1990 at St. Francis Parish, Hollandtown. He served as Administrator of St. Patrick Parish, Askeaton from 1990 to 1996. In 1996, he became a senior priest, and continued to serve sacramentally in numerous parishes.
In addition to his service to parishes, Father Rickert served as the co-founder and first President of the Diocesan Clergy Credit Union, as the Diocesan Director of the Catholic Rural Life Conference, as a Diocesan Consultor and Regional Vicar, as a member of the Priest Personnel Board, and as Spiritual Advisor of the St. Vincent de Paul Diocesan Council.
Fr. William Rickert is survived by four brothers: Roy (Vi) Rickert, Joe (Patricia) Rickert, all of Appleton; John (Joan) Rickert of Bluffton, South Carolina; Tom Rickert of Green Bay. Father Bill was proud of his nieces and nephews : Pat (Dan) Bacon, Judy (Mike) Edlebeck, Deb (Roy) VandeHey, Steve (Gen) Rickert, Pete (Kay) Rickert, Darlene (Ken) Peters, Connie Del Ponte, Lois Morris, Pauline (Mark) Mercer, Jane (John) Gustufson, Gregg (Laurie) Rickert, Tim (Dawn) Rickert, Kevin (Bernadette) Rickert, Barbara (Dan) Hughes, Dave (Ginny) Rickert, Ken (Pat) Rickert, Nancy (Craig) Witty, Jim Rickert, Jackie (Steve) Woods, Vicky (John) Parks, Tammy (Kevin) VandeYacht, Linda Sternhagen, Lisa Rickert & Eric Ebersberger, Rick Rickert, Terri Jo (Jeff) Countney, Rock (Wendy) Rickert, Rory (Wendy) Rickert, Renee (Arif) Zaman , Remy Rickert, along with cousins, friends, including Therese Weiss, and fellow clergy.
Fr. Bill was preceded in death by his parents Joe & Laura (Bosman) Rickert, a sister Anna Mae, brothers Richard and Dorothy Rickert, Robert and Beatrice Rickert, two sisters-in-law, Kay Rickert and Norma Rickert, special Aunt Leone Bosman and special family member Annie Sanderfoot. He was also preceded in death by these nieces and nephews: Mark Rickert; Joseph Rickert; Jean Ann Rickert; Mary Jo Rickert; Bob Sternhagen; and Rhonda Rickert, along with many other aunts, uncles and cousins.
Reception of the body by the Regional Vicar, Very Reverend Donald Zuleger, will take place on Thursday, November 10, 2016, at ST. NICHOLAS CATHOLIC CHURCH, W2037 County Road S, Freedom, at 5:00 p.m. Visitation will follow from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., with a Prayer Service at 7:00 p.m. led by Father Walter Stumpf. Visitation will continue on Friday morning at ST. NICHOLAS CATHOLIC CHURCH from 9:00 a.m. until the time of the funeral.
The Funeral Liturgy, expressing our faith and our hope in the promised glory of the Lord's Resurrection, will take place on Friday, November 11, 2016, at ST. NICHOLAS CATHOLIC CHURCH, Freedom at 11:00 a.m., with Most Reverend Robert F. Morneau as Celebrant, and Reverend Willard Van De Loo as Homilist. Burial will be at St. Nicholas Cemetery, Freedom. In lieu of flowers, a memorial is being established in Fr. Bill's name. Boettcher Family Funeral Home of Kaukauna is assisting the family. www.boettcherfamilyfuneral.com. 920-766-2099.
The Rickert Family would like to say thanks to Tom Rickert, Pat & Dan Bacon, Staff at St. Vincent Hospital and Manor Care West, and the Staff at Grellinger Hall for all the help and special care given to Fr. Bill.
Published in Appleton Post-Crescent from Nov. 6 to Nov. 8, 2016.
- Ordination: He was ordained on January 31, 1945 in Priest.
Robert Paul Rickert
M, b. June 30, 1922, d. January 20, 2016
- Birth: Robert Paul Rickert was born on June 30, 1922 in Freedom, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
- Marriage: He was married on October 7, 1950.
- Death: He died on January 20, 2016, at age 93, in Phoenix, Maricopa Co, Arizona.
- Note: Rickert, Robert Paul
Bob Rickert, 93, died Jan 20, 2016 in Phoenix, AZ. Born in Freedom, WI, Bob attended the one room Woodside School House, St Nicholas, and Freedom HS. After graduating from St John's University, Collegeville, MN with a double major in Business & Economics and a minor in Philosophy he worked in the insurance business for 60 years and owned Acme Employment Agency while in Denver. During WWII Bob served in the Navy as a pharmacist mate aboard the USS Alchiba in the South Pacific and at Oak Knoll Naval Hospital in Oakland CA. Bob and his wife Bea raised their children in Littleton, CO and Phoenix, AZ. Their family life revolved around church, sports, competitive swimming, and car trips coast to coast, especially enjoying visits to family and the farm in WI. Bob played cards and golf, was an avid gardener, and enjoyed watching basketball with some WI cheese and a beer! Traveling to Hawaii as well as a sightseeing adventure to Equador to visit an exchange student were highlights in his life. Bob was preceded in death by his wife of 45 years, Beatrice Brittnacher originally of Wrightstown and DePere, WI, infant son Joseph, parents Joe & Laura, siblings Anna Mae and Richard, son-in-law Larry Del Ponte and special member of the Rickert family Annie Sanderfoot. He is survived by 5 brothers, Rev. William Rickert of Green Bay, Roy (Vi) & Joe (Pat) of Appleton, John (Joan) of South Carolina and Tom of Green Bay. Bob also leaves his dear friend of 20 years, Therese Weiss of AZ, 8 children, Connie of CA, Pauline (Mark) of CO, Jane (Gary) of AZ, Gregg (Lori) of AZ, Tim (Dawn) of CO, Lois of ID, Kevin (Bernadette) of MN and Barbara (Dan) of AZ, 28 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren. A funeral Mass was held in Phoenix followed by burial in Avondale, AZ. Bob's humor, friendliness and caring will be missed.
M, b. May 30, 1953, d. May 30, 1953
- Birth: Joseph Rickert was born on May 30, 1953.
- Death: He died on May 30, 1953, at age 0.
Richard John Rickert
M, b. March 3, 1924, d. June 29, 2007
- Birth: Richard John Rickert was born on March 3, 1924 in Freedom, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
- Marriage: He and Dorothy Jane Stoegbauer were married on April 26, 1947 in St Joseph Church, Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
- Death: Richard John Rickert died on June 29, 2007, at age 83, in Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
- Burial: He was buried in St Nicholas Cemetery, Freedom, Wisconsin.
- Note: June 30, 2007
Rickert, Richard J. Richard J. Rickert, formerly of Freedom, age 83, passed away early Friday morning, June 29, 2007, at Renaissance Assisted Living in Appleton. He was born March 3, 1924, the son of the late Joseph and Laura (Bosman) Rickert. Richard attended and graduated from St. Nicholas Grade School, Freedom High School in 1941 and vocation school. In high school, he lettered in sports.
On April 27, 1947, he was united in marriage to Dorothy Stoegbauer at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Appleton; the couple just celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary. Richard farmed on the family homestead in the Freedom area for over fifty years. He was a member of St. Nicholas Catholic Church, where he served as a church trustee, secretary, usher, and was involved in all church activities. Richard was also a member of the Outagamie Conservation Club. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, bus trips, telling stories and family gatherings. He was an avid Packers fan, having been a season ticket holder for over 50 years.
He is survived by his wife, Dorothy; his daughters, Pat (Dan) Bacon, Freedom; Judy (Mike) Edlebeck, Green Bay; Deb (Roy) VandeHey, Mackville; his two sons, Steve (Gen) Rickert, Green Bay; Pete Rickert (fiance, Cindy Evers), Appleton; a daughter-in-law, Darlene (Ken) Peters, Freedom; his grandchildren, Holly Bacon, Jake (Sarah) VandeHey, Jessie VandeHey, Adam (Stephanie) Rickert, Luke (Becca) Rickert, Diane Rickert, Laurie Rickert, Lee Rickert, Brian Rickert, Kevin Rickert, Laura Rickert, Charles "Chuck" Rickert, Aly Rickert, Jenna Rickert, and Jillian Rickert; a great-granddaughter, Mariah Rickert; and his brothers, Rev. William Rickert, Green Bay; Robert Rickert, Phoenix, AZ; Roy (Vi) Rickert, Appleton; Joe (Pat) Rickert, Appleton; John (Joan) Rickert, Bluffton, SC; and Tom (Norma) Rickert, Green Bay. He is further survived by his sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, James (Elsie) Stoegbauer, Appleton; Donald (Carol) Stoegbauer, Darboy; Robert Griesbach, Delavan; Ann Stoegbauer, Green Bay; and Lois Petit, Appleton.
He was preceded in death by his parents, his son, Mark; granddaughter, Margaret Lynn Rickert; and three sisters-in-law, Bea Rickert, Kaye Rickert, and Mary Lou Griesbach; also, a brother-in-law, Mark Petit.
Friends may call at St. Nicholas Catholic Church, Freedom on Monday, July 2, 2007, from 2 p.m. until the Mass of Christian Burial at 5 p.m., with Father Dave Hoffman and Father William Rickert celebrating. The burial will be in the parish cemetery. The Muehl-Boettcher Funeral Home, Seymour is assisting the family. Online condolences may be expressed at
The family wishes to express special thanks to Theda Care Hospice and the staff of Renaissance Assisted Living, for all their special care and concern.
- Graduation: He graduated from Freedom High School in 1941.
Dorothy Jane Stoegbauer
F, b. March 3, 1926, d. November 17, 2008
- Birth: Dorothy Jane Stoegbauer was born on March 3, 1926.
- Marriage: She and Richard John Rickert were married on April 26, 1947 in St Joseph Church, Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
- Death: Dorothy Jane Stoegbauer died on November 17, 2008, at age 82.
- Burial: She was buried in St Nicholas Cemetery, Freedom, Wisconsin.
- Graduation: She graduated from West High School, Appleton.
- Note: November 19, 2008
Rickert, Dorothy J.
Dorothy J. Rickert, age 82, formerly of Freedom, passed away Monday, November 17, 2008, at Rennes Health and Rehab in Appleton. She was born March 3, 1926, to the late Frank and Florence (Kranhold) Stoegbauer. On April 26, 1947, she was united in marriage to Richard Rickert at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Appleton. He preceded her in death June 29, 2007.
Dorothy was a member of St. Nicholas Catholic Church in Freedom and a former member of the Christian Mothers. She enjoyed sewing and knitting.
She is survived by her daughters: Pat (Dan) Bacon, Freedom; Judy (Mike) Edlebeck, Green Bay; Deb (Roy) VandeHey, Mackville; her two sons, Steve (Gen) Rickert, Green Bay; Pete Rickert (fiance, Cindy Evers), Appleton; a daughter-in-law, Darlene (Ken) Peters, Freedom; her grandchildren: Holly (Mike) Sowko, Jake (Sarah) VandeHey, Jessie VandeHey, Adam (Stephanie) Rickert, Luke (Becca) Rickert, Diane (Fiance Aaron) Rickert, Laurie Rickert, Lee Rickert, Brian Rickert, Kevin Rickert, Laura Rickert, Charles "Chuck" Rickert, Aly Rickert, Jenna Rickert, and Jillian Rickert; a great-granddaughter, Mariah Rickert and her sisters and brothers: James (Elsie) Stoegbauer, Appleton; Donald (Carol) Stoegbauer, Darboy; and Lois Petit, Appleton. She is further survived by her brothers-in-law: Rev. William Rickert, Green Bay; Robert Rickert, Phoenix, AZ; Roy (Vi) Rickert, Appleton; Joe (Pat) Rickert, Appleton; John (Joan) Rickert, Bluffton, SC; and Tom (Norma) Rickert, Green Bay; Robert Griesbach, Delavan.
She was preceded in death by her husband Richard, her son Mark; a granddaughter, Margaret Lynn Rickert; two sisters: Ann Stoegbauer, Mary Lou Griesbach; brother-in-law, Mark Petit and a sister-in-law, Anna Mae Rickert.
Friends may call at St. Nicholas Catholic Church, Freedom, on Thursday, November 20, 2008, from 10 a.m. until the Mass of Christian Burial at 1p.m., with Father Dave Hoffman and Father William Rickert celebrating. The burial will be in the parish cemetery. The Muehl-Boettcher Funeral Home, Seymour, is assisting the family. Online condolences may be expressed at www.muehlboettcher.com
A special thank you to the staff of Renaissance and Rennes Health and Rehab, Appleton, and also to Heartland Hospice Care.
Roy Edward Rickert