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Fred C Wagnitz

M, b. July 22, 1925, d. December 6, 1999

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Family: Doris R Torsrud (b. June 19, 1927, d. September 25, 2004)

Biography

  • Birth: Fred C Wagnitz was born on July 22, 1925 in Kaukauna, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: He and Doris R Torsrud were married on May 9, 1947 in St Patrick Church, Menasha, Wisconsin.
  • Death: Fred C Wagnitz died on December 6, 1999, at age 74, in King, Waupaca Co, Wisconsin.
  • Burial: He was buried in St Paul Cemetery, Combined Locks, Wisconsin.

Doris R Torsrud

F, b. June 19, 1927, d. September 25, 2004

Family: Fred C Wagnitz (b. July 22, 1925, d. December 6, 1999)

Biography

  • Birth: Doris R Torsrud was born on June 19, 1927 in Menasha, Winnebago Co, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: She and Fred C Wagnitz were married on May 9, 1947 in St Patrick Church, Menasha, Wisconsin.
  • Death: Doris R Torsrud died on September 25, 2004, at age 77, in Combined Locks, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Burial: She was buried in St Paul Cemetery, Combined Locks, Wisconsin.

Alfred Wagnitz

M, b. May 7, 1889, d. April 17, 1959

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Family: Pearl Burkhart (b. August 19, 1893, d. January 17, 1959)

Biography

  • Birth: Alfred Wagnitz was born on May 7, 1889.
  • Death: He died on April 17, 1959, at age 69.
  • Burial: He was buried in Holy Cross, Kaukauna, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.

Pearl Burkhart

F, b. August 19, 1893, d. January 17, 1959

Family: Alfred Wagnitz (b. May 7, 1889, d. April 17, 1959)

Biography

  • Birth: Pearl Burkhart was born on August 19, 1893.
  • Death: She died on January 17, 1959, at age 65.
  • Burial: She was buried in Holy Cross, Kaukauna, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.

James J Wagnitz

M, b. February 8, 1930, d. October 6, 1999

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  • Birth: James J Wagnitz was born on February 8, 1930 in Kaukauna, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: He was married on July 31, 1992 in Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: He died on October 6, 1999, at age 69, in Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Note: James J. Wagnitz, age 69, 604 W. 7th Street,
    Kaukauna, died Wednesday, October 6, 1999, at St.
    Elizabeth Hospital, Appleton, following a short illness.
    He was born February 8, 1930, in Kaukauna, son of
    the late Robert "Bub" and Pearl Wagnitz.
    James worked as a trucker for Super Value out of
    Green Bay. He was a Special Services Veteran and
    received numerous awards and citations for serving his
    country. He loved his friends. James was a member of the
    Jacob Coppus Post 258 of the American Legion, Little
    Chute.
    Survivors include his wife of 8 years, Gail (Mitchell)
    Wagnitz, Kaukauna; 1 son, Kevin Wa:gnitz Sr., Crandon; 5
    daughters and 3 sons-in-law: Myra (Robert) VanZile,
    Crandon, Debra Gardipee, Green Bay, Tammy (Randy)
    Hietpas, Kaukauna, Trudy (Tim) Ourada, Kimberly, Ruby
    Lorn, Kaukauna; 14 grandchildren: Audrey, Olivia, Kevin
    Jr., Dillon and Rebecca Wagnitz, Joshewa, Andrew and
    Leelyn VanZile, Richard and Timmy Gardipee, Kristy
    Rogers and Leah Hietpas, Tony Lorn and Tyler Ourada; 1
    great-grandson, Nicholus Gardipee; 2 brothers and 1
    sister-in-law: Wayne Wagnitz, Kimberly, Mr. and Mrs.
    Fred Wagnitz, Combined Locks; numerous nieces and
    nephews.
    He was preceded in death by his first wife, Gertrude
    R. Wagnitz; a granddaughter, Sheila Gardipee; and 2
    sisters and brothers-in-law: Toby (Clayton) Debruin and
    Ivel (Howard) Voot.
    In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund has been
    established in his name.

Wayne A Wagnitz

M, b. January 18, 1924, d. February 15, 2006

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  • Birth: Wayne A Wagnitz was born on January 18, 1924 in Kaukauna, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: He died on February 15, 2006, at age 82, in Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Burial: He was buried in Holy Cross, Kaukauna, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Note: Wayne A. Wagnitz, age 82, passed away Wednesday, February 15, 2006 at St. Elizabeth Hospital in Appleton. He was born in Kaukauna on January 18, 1924, the son of the late Alfred and Pearl (Burkhart) Wagnitz. Wayne retired from Wisconsin Electric Power Company (now WE Energies) in 1986, after over 30 years of service, and was also a World War II Army veteran. Wayne is survived by a daughter: Lori (Charles) Wagnitz-Harvey of Milwaukee; two sons: Wayne Wagnitz, Jr. and James Wagnitz, both of Pickerel; their mother: Karen (Sager) Pirus; two grandsons: Jordan and Charles; a sister-in-law: Gail Wagnitz; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by two sisters: Ivyl (Howard) Voet and Fordyse (Clayton) DeBruin, and two brothers: Fred (Doris) Wagnitz and James Wagnitz.

    Funeral services for Wayne will be held at 3:00 PM on Tuesday, February 21, 2006 at the funeral home chapel, with Fr. Patrick Beno officiating. Interment will be in Holy Cross Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home on Tuesday from 1:00 PM until the hour of the service.

    The family would like to express its gratitude to the staff of St. Paul Villa, where Wayne most recently resided, and to the staff and chaplains at St. Elizabeth Hospital for their care and support.

    Greenwood Fargo Funeral Home 500 Hendricks Avenue Kaukauna, WI 54130 920-766-6201.

Ivyle M Wagnitz

F, b. August 30, 1921, d. May 15, 1994

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Family: Howard John Voet (b. June 4, 1917, d. February 16, 1996)

Biography

  • Birth: Ivyle M Wagnitz was born on August 30, 1921.
  • Marriage: She and Howard John Voet were married on August 17, 1940 in Kaukauna, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: Ivyle M Wagnitz died on May 15, 1994, at age 72, in Kaukauna, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Burial: She was buried in St Mary's, Kaukauna, Wisconsin.

Howard John Voet

M, b. June 4, 1917, d. February 16, 1996

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Family: Ivyle M Wagnitz (b. August 30, 1921, d. May 15, 1994)

Biography

  • Birth: Howard John Voet was born on June 4, 1917 in Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: He and Ivyle M Wagnitz were married on August 17, 1940 in Kaukauna, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: Howard John Voet died on February 16, 1996, at age 78, in Kaukauna, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Burial: He was buried in St Mary's, Kaukauna, Wisconsin.

Henry VanWychen

M, b. June 20, 1877, d. December 30, 1946

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Family: Anna Stiltjes (b. February 13, 1893, d. January 6, 1935)

Biography

  • Birth: Henry VanWychen was born on June 20, 1877 in Town of Kaukauna, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Baptism: He was baptized on June 21, 1877 in St John Nepomucene Church, Little Chute, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: He and Anna Stiltjes were married in 1913 in Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: Henry VanWychen died on December 30, 1946, at age 69.
  • Burial: He was buried in St Nicholas Cemetery, Freedom, Wisconsin.

Anna Stiltjes

F, b. February 13, 1893, d. January 6, 1935

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Family: Henry VanWychen (b. June 20, 1877, d. December 30, 1946)

Biography

  • Birth: Anna Stiltjes was born on February 13, 1893 in Town of Lawrence, Brown Co, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: She and Henry VanWychen were married in 1913 in Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: Anna Stiltjes died on January 6, 1935, at age 41.
  • Burial: She was buried in St Nicholas Cemetery, Freedom, Wisconsin.

John J VanWychen

M, b. March 14, 1919, d. December 8, 1999

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Biography

  • Birth: John J VanWychen was born on March 14, 1919 in Town of Kaukauna, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: He and Hattie Marie Ambrosius were married on May 6, 1947 in DePere, Brown Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: John J VanWychen died on December 8, 1999, at age 80, in Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Burial: He was buried in St Nicholas Cemetery, Freedom, Wisconsin.

Hattie Marie Ambrosius

F, b. August 30, 1923, d. October 28, 2002

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Biography

  • Birth: Hattie Marie Ambrosius was born on August 30, 1923 in West DePere, Brown Co, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: She and John J VanWychen were married on May 6, 1947 in DePere, Brown Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: Hattie Marie Ambrosius died on October 28, 2002, at age 79, in Kaukauna, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Burial: She was buried in St Nicholas Cemetery, Freedom, Wisconsin.
  • Note: Hattie M. Van Wychen W688 Golden Glow Road Kaukauna

    Age 79, died peacefully at her home, with family at her side, Monday morning, October 28, 2002. She was born August 30, 1923, to the late George and Mathilda (Minten) Ambrosius, in West DePere. Hattie married John J. Van Wychen on May 6, 1947, at St. Bonafice Catholic Church, DePere and they farmed in the Town of Kaukauna all of their lives. She enjoyed traveling, especially to Alaska and was an avid attendee of the Warrens Cranberry Festival and was proud of her collection of Cranberry Festival Buttons of 30 years. Hattie was a member of St. Nicholas Catholic Church and it’s Christian Mothers, she volunteered at St. Nicholas School as a server for the hot lunch program, she founded the On The Go 4-H Club and was a member of the Town of Kaukauna Historical Society, the Ladies Auxiliary of the Freedom VFW Unit #7692 and was a volunteer for Home Care for the Elderly. Survivors include three sons and daughters-in-law, Jim and Nodji Van Wychen, Warrens, WI; Peter and Barbara Van Wychen, Kaukauna; George and Terry Van Wychen, Kaukauna; ten grandchildren, Tonya (Mike) Gnewikow, Kyra (Randy) Neumann, Shana (Ryan) Steele, Henry Van Wychen, Dr. Lee Van Wychen, Lori and Jill Van Wychen, Nicholas, Matthew and Becky Van Wychen; two great grandsons, Damon and Trey Gnewikow. She is further survived by two brothers, George Ambrosius, Jr., DePere; Bernard Ambrosius, Kaukauna; three sisters and brothers-in-law, Idabelle and John Bildings, DePere; Elizabeth and Norbert Van Hoof, Kaukauna; Florence and Bill Lancelle, DePere; a sister-in-law, Betty Ambrosius, DePere; six brothers-in-law, Norbert (Eileen) Van Wychen, Freedom; Jerome (Edna) Van Wychen, Kaukauna; Tony (Lillian) Van Wychen, Kaukauna; Rich (Betty) Van Wychen, Kaukauna; William (Bernice) Van Wychen, Kaukauna; Melvin Van Wychen, DePere. She was preceded in death by her husband, John J. Van Wychen, on December 8, 1999, a grandson, Marcus Van Wychen, in 1990, two brothers, Carl, in infancy and Ted Ambrosius, three sisters-in-law, Doris Ambrosius, Millie Van Wychen, Hattie Van Wychen and a brother-in-law, Peter Van Wychen. The funeral liturgy for Hattie will be held at 6:00 pm, Wednesday, October 30, 2002, at ST. NICHOLAS CATHOLIC CHURCH, N4088 County Trunk E, with Father Dennis Ryan officiating. Burial will be in St. Nicholas Cemetery. Friends may call at the church, on Wednesday, from 3:00 pm, until the time of the mass. There will be a VFW Auxiliary Service at 5:30 pm, Wednesday. In lieu of flowers a memorial fund is being established.

    The family would like to thank the staff of Home Instead Care Givers, Visiting Nurses Association, family and friends for their loving care and support.

    FARGO FUNERAL HOME 400 West Wisconsin Avenue Kaukauna 766-6200 www.fargofuneralhomes.com.

James George VanWychen

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Peter Norbert VanWychen

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Barbara Beverly Kolb

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Peter VanWychen

M, b. December 8, 1913, d. October 23, 2000

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Family: Henrietta DeValk (b. January 13, 1918, d. May 12, 1985)

Biography

  • Birth: Peter VanWychen was born on December 8, 1913 in Town of Kaukauna, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: He and Henrietta DeValk were married on May 15, 1937.
  • Death: Peter VanWychen died on October 23, 2000, at age 86, in Kaukauna, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Burial: He was buried in Holy Cross, Kaukauna, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.

Norbert M VanWychen

M, b. June 2, 1916, d. June 23, 2007

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Family: Eileen M Randerson (b. March 4, 1914, d. July 15, 2010)

Biography

  • Birth: Norbert M VanWychen was born on June 2, 1916 in Town of Kaukauna, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: He and Eileen M Randerson were married on June 8, 1937 in St Nicholas Church, Freedom, Wisconsin.
  • Death: Norbert M VanWychen died on June 23, 2007, at age 91.
  • Burial: He was buried in St Nicholas Cemetery, Freedom, Wisconsin.
  • Note: June 26, 2007

    Van Wychen, Norbert M. Norbert M. Van Wychen, of Freedom, age 91, died Saturday, June 23, 2007. Norbert was born in the Town of Kaukauna on June 2, 1916, to the late Henry and Anna (Stiltjes) Van Wychen. On June 8, 1937, he married Eileen Randerson at St. Nicholas Parish where he was a lifelong member. Norbert and Eileen owned and operated a dairy farm in the Town of Kaukauna until 1949. He was then employed at Appleton Coated, where he was a member of the Quarter Century Club, until his retirement in 1980. Norbert was an avid hunter and was thankful for the great outings he enjoyed with his Beagles, Ginger and Brandy. He also loved to fish, especially at the family cottage in Crooked Lake and trips to Minnesota. Following retirement, Norbert and Eileen enjoyed the occasional bus trip together.

    Norbert is survived by his wife of 70 years, Eileen; three children: Patricia "Pat" (Fred) Zimmer, Grand Chute; Tom (Mary Pat) Van Wychen, Kaukauna; and Luanne (Tim) Brinkman, Freedom; grandchildren: Dan (Ann) Wynboom, Kathi (Randy) Sanders, Judy (Ed) Krzyzak, Sue (Mike) Eiting, Shari (Todd) Romenesko, Michael Van Wychen, Andy (Sarah) Wilquet, Lori (John) Don Carlos, Lisa (Joe) Derivan, Christopher and Angela Brinkman; 18 great-grandchildren; brothers: Jerome (Edna), Tony (Lillian), Rich (Betty), William (Bernice) and Melvin Van Wychen; and sisters-in-law: Margie and Bernice Randerson. Norbert is further survived by many nieces, nephews and friends.

    In addition to his parents, Norbert was preceded in death by his brothers: Peter (Hattie), John (Hattie) and infant Antone Van Wychen; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law: Lucille (Johnny) Suchko, Melvin (Martha) Randerson, Gene (Ora) Randerson, Patrick Randerson, Jerry (Helen "Tootie") Randerson and Millie Van Wychen.

    The Funeral Mass will be at 5 p.m. Wednesday, June 27, 2007, at St. Nicholas Parish (W2037 County Road S, Freedom) with the Rev. David Hoffman officiating. The visitation will start at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday until the time of Mass directly at church. Committal St. Nicholas Cemetery, Freedom. In lieu of flowers, a memorial will be established.

    The Van Wychen Family would like to extend their sincerest gratitude to the caregivers at Santa Maria Nursing Home in Green Bay for their excellent care and especially their compassion and a special thank you to Joyce Van Wychen for being there for all of us.

    O'CONNELL

    FUNERAL SERVICES

    2020 E. Main Street

    Little Chute 920-759-2951.

Anthony VanWychen

M, b. December 31, 1922, d. January 9, 2017

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  • Birth: Anthony VanWychen was born on December 31, 1922 in Town of Kaukauna, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: He was married on June 4, 1946 in St Nicholas Church, Freedom, Wisconsin.
  • Death: He died on January 9, 2017, at age 94, in Kaukauna, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Burial: He was buried in Holy Cross Cemetery, Kaukauna, Wisconsin.
  • Note: Anthony Van Wychen, age 94, passed away on Monday, January 9, 2017 at St. Paul Villa in Kaukauna. Tony was born on December 31, 1922 in Kaukauna, son of the late Henry and Anna (Stiltjes) Van Wychen. On June 4, 1946 he was united in marriage to Lillian Johanna Van Hoof at St. Nicholas Catholic Church in Freedom; they celebrated 70 years of marriage this past summer. Tony grew up on the family farm on Golden Glow Road in Freedom, Wisconsin. He was the sixth of nine boys born in the family. Though there was always much to be done around the farm and house, the Van Wychen boys always found time for hunting and fishing.

    Tony's love for hunting and fishing continued throughout his life. He and his brothers built a cabin in Athelstane, Wisconsin from the wood that they harvested from their land. He spent many deer hunting seasons there with his brothers, sons and extended family. Beyond the farm, Tony's work life began and ended at the same place: Thilmany Pulp & Paper Company in Kaukauna. He began work there when he was 23 years old and retired at the age of 62. For 40 years, Tony and Lillian spent as much of their summers 'Up North' as possible; 30 of those years were spent at a cottage on Crooked Lake where Tony enjoyed fishing during the day and playing cards (sheepshead) at night.

    Tony was a kind and fair man who held his Catholic faith dear to his heart. In his retirement years, he attended mass daily and often sung in the church choir. He said four rosaries the morning of the day he died. Tony was a man that was there to help his neighbor, whether they were born in the Unites States, Laos or some other place. He was a good father and a good husband and a great bear-hugging grandpa.

    Tony will be sadly missed by his wife of 70 years: Lillian Van Wychen. He will be lovingly remembered by his children: Donna (Ken) Lopas of Combined Locks, Joan (Jay) Weiland of Fond du Lac, Dan (Mary) Van Wychen of Wisconsin Rapids, Mike (Jean) Van Wychen of Kaukauna, and Jeff (Kathleen) Van Wychen of Minneapolis. He will be forever cherished by his 11 grandchildren: Bob, Lori, Kim, Corri, Erin, Brad, Katie, Brian, Kevin, Mark and Adam; and his 16 great grandchildren. Tony is also survived by his brothers Rich (Betty) Van Wychen and Melvin Van Wychen and his sisters-in-laws Edna Van Wychen, Marian Ragen, Ann De Coster and Liz Van Hoof.

    In addition to his parents, mother and father-in-law, John and Rose (Green) Van Hoof, he was preceded in death by an infant brother, Anton, his brothers: Pete (Hattie) Van Wychen, Norb (Eileen) Van Wychen, John (Hattie) Van Wychen, Jerry Van Wychen, and Bill (Bernice) Van Wychen; a sister-in-law: Millie Van Wychen; and brothers and sister-in-law: Joe (Cathy) Van Hoof, Don Van Hoof, Larry De Coster, Ronald 'Red' Ragen, and Norb Van Hoof.

    The funeral liturgy for Tony will be held at 11:00 AM on Thursday, January 12, 2017 at HOLY CROSS CATHOLIC CHURCH, 309 Desnoyer Street in Kaukauna, with Fr. Tom Pomeroy officiating. Interment will be in the parish cemetery. Family and friends are invited to gather directly at the church on Thursday morning from 9:00 AM until the time of the service.

    For more information or to share a memory of Tony, please visit www.wichmannfargo.com.