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Joseph Kersten

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Paul P Kersten

M, b. October 4, 1951, d. March 18, 2002

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Biography

  • Birth: Paul P Kersten was born on October 4, 1951 in Green Bay, Brown Co, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: He was married on September 3, 1977 in Greenleaf, Brown Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: He died on March 18, 2002, at age 50.
  • Burial: He was buried in Greenleaf, Brown Co, Wisconsin.
  • Note: Kersten, Paul P.

    Greenleaf

    Age 50, died peacefully in the company of his family in his own home on Monday, March 18, 2002 after a courageous battle with A.L.S. He was born on October 4, 1951 in Green Bay, son of the late Norbert and Florence (Diny) Kersten. He married Gail M. Steinke on September 3, 1977 at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Greenleaf. He was employed by the Brillion Iron Works and also was a school bus driver for 10 years. He was an usher and active member at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Greenleaf. Paul enjoyed his hobby farm, bird watching, gardening, hunting, fishing, and his angel collection. Paul is survived by his wife, Gail, Greenleaf four children: Dan (Julie) Kersten, Appleton Tammy Kersten, Appleton Charlene Kersten, Greenleaf and Dustin Kersten, Greenleaf grandson, Adam two brothers and sisters-in-law: Joe (Evelyn) Kersten, Greenleaf, and David (Bernetta) Kersten, Hilbert seven sisters and brothers-in-law, Cathy (Randy) Olejniczak, Green Bay, Irene (Tom) Strenn, Appleton, Rita (Richard) Koltz, Greenleaf, Doris (Donald) Wegand, Greenleaf, Linda (Bernard) Vander Heiden, Kaukauna, Mary (Andrew) Hassemer, Greenleaf, and Lou Ann (Warren) Rueden, De Pere mother-in-law, Vernita Steinke, Brillion Gail's sister and brother-in-law, Ellen and Joseph Opalecky, Algonquin, IL, brothers and sisters-in-law, Gerald and Cheryl Steinke, Athens, and Donald and Penny Steinke, Brillion and Paul is further survived by a special uncle, Peter Kersten, Green Bay and many nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, Florence and Norbert, brother-in-law, Keith Steinke, and father-in-law, Raymond Steinke. Friends and family may call Wednesday, March 20, 2002 from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. at DeWane-Cotter Funeral Home, 711 Main St., Wrightstown, where there will be a Parish Prayer Service at 6:30 p.m. Visitation will continue directly at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Greenleaf from 9:30 a.m. until the hour of Mass on Thursday. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m., Thurs., Mar. 21, 2002 at church, with Fr. Robert Kabat officiating. Interment will be in the church cemetery.

    A special thank you to our very, very special friend, Mary Lawrence, Dr. Brooks and his staff at University Hospital in Madison, Carolyn Younk of MDA, and to the entire Greenleaf/Wrightstown community for all their support through Paul's devastating illness.
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Linda Kersten

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Mary Lou Kersten

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Richard Koltz

M, b. May 29, 1940, d. May 5, 2015

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  • Birth: Richard Koltz was born on May 29, 1940 in DePere, Brown Co, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: He was married on May 18, 1963.
  • Death: He died on May 5, 2015, at age 74.
  • Burial: He was buried in St Mary Cemetery, Greenleaf, Wisconsin.
  • Note: Richard (Dick) Koltz, age 74, passed away unexpectedly at home May 5, 2015.

    Dick was born May 29, 1940 to the late John and Gertrude (Hockers) Koltz, in the family farmhouse in De Pere, WI. Dick was a graduate of De Pere High School. He married Rita (Kersten) Koltz on May 18, 1963. Dick moved furniture for 7 years, then drove semi for Brillion Iron Works for 32 years, earning him almost 4 million safe driver miles and bringing him to 49 of the 50 states. Dick and his wife, Rita, along with their children started the family hayride business the "Rock K Ranch" that's been in operation for over 50 years. Later in life, Dick started Always Available Seating, a successful, portable bleacher business.

    He was a very active member of St Clare Catholic Parish - Greenleaf and a member of the Wayside Rough Riders Saddle Club for over 50 years. Dick played a major role in bringing the Brown County Fair back to its family friendly roots. Other groups and activities Dick held very near and dear include organizing the Sesquicentennial Wagon Train and numerous other wagon trains, History on the Move, the Rail Trail, Christmas in the Barn, NEW Patriots, Farm Technology Days, Frontier Farmers, FFA, and 4-H. For numerous years, Dick brought 6 and 8 horse hitches to the Milwaukee Circus Parade and provided horse drawn rides at Heritage Hill State Park.

    Together Dick and Rita had 11 children: John (Tracey Collins), Gary (Elaina Rideout), Lisa (Conrad) Liebergen, Susan (Steve) Klister, Cindy (Steve) Cohen, Geoffrey (Michelle Lemke), Matthew, Rosanne (Joe) Delsman, Quincy (Terri Ament), Natalie, and Kayla (Joshua) Treml. They also had 14 grandsons and 14 granddaughters, with a tie breaker due in August and 5 great grandchildren. Dick is survived by one sister, Marian (Tom) Kiley and numerous nieces and nephews. Dick was preceded in death by 3 brothers (George, Frank, and James) and 2 sisters (Judy McDermid and Dorothy Kiley).

    Friends may call on Friday, May 8, 2015 from 3:00 to 7:00 p.m. and on Saturday from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. at St. Clare's Catholic Church-St. Mary's site, 2218 Day Street, Greenleaf. Mass of Christian Burial 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the church with Father Dennis Bergsbaken and Deacon Ken Kabat officiating. Burial in St. Mary's Cemetery.

    Nickel Funeral Home, Morrison, assisting the family.

    Dick lived his life with a big heart and patient demeanor. He has touched many lives and will be deeply missed by his family, friends, and the community. We'll always remember Dad's favorite line - "Have you been HUGGED today?"

    Special thanks go out to the first responders, county rescue, and the staff at St. Vincent Hospital. In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund has been established in honor of Dick.

Thomas Strenn

M, b. October 30, 1944, d. January 19, 2016

Biography

  • Birth: Thomas Strenn was born on October 30, 1944 in Green Bay, Brown Co, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: He and Irene A Kersten were married on February 24, 1968 in Greenleaf, Brown Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: Thomas Strenn died on January 19, 2016, at age 71, in Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Burial: He was buried in St Mary Cemetery, Greenleaf, Wisconsin.
  • Note: Thomas Strenn, age 71 of Appleton, passed away at his home on Tuesday, January 19, 2016. Tom was born in Green Bay on October 30, 1944, the son of the late Gordon and Della (VanGrunsven) Strenn. He graduated from the Reedsville High School, and on February 25, 1968 married Irene Kersten. She preceded him in death in 2005. For many years, Tom worked as an optician, crafting eyeglasses at Wisconsin Optometric Service in Green Bay.

    Tom enjoyed riding motorcycles and the company of his dog King. Travel and watching western movies on TV were also among his favorite things.

    He is survived by his six children: Andrew (Naomi) Strenn of Minneapolis; Peter (Jodi) Strenn of Menasha; Paula (Paul) Bonfigt of Kimberly; Luke (Amy) Strenn of Appleton; Matthew (Kristi) Strenn of Appleton; and Michael (Teresa) Strenn of Combined Locks. His grandchildren are Christopher, Caleb, Hope, Payton, John, Michaela, Aaron, Olivia, Megan, Alexa, Ryder, Adelynn, Tessa, Amara, Adler, Arden, Dawn, David, Wyatt, and Walter. Tom also has two sisters: Kathy Breider and Sheryl (Jacob) Jacobson. He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife Irene in 2005, a brother Sam Strenn, and a brother-in-law: Jim Breider.

    A funeral service for Tom will be held at 2:00 PM on Saturday, Janaury 23, 2016 at the Wichmann Funeral Home, Tri County Chapel, 1592 Oneida Street in Menasha, with Pastor Larry Creamer officiating. Interment will be in St. Mary Cemetery, Greenleaf. Relatives and friends are invited to gather at the funeral home on Saturday from 12:00 Noon until the time of the service.

Andrew L Hassemer

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David Norbert Kersten

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

Warren Rueden

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Bernetta Gerise Breit

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Irvin W Kersten

M, b. September 9, 1914, d. February 15, 2006

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Family: Colette C Schauer (b. September 26, 1920, d. June 10, 2005)

Biography

  • Birth: Irvin W Kersten was born on September 9, 1914.
  • Marriage: He and Colette C Schauer were married on November 25, 1941 in Green Bay, Brown Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: Irvin W Kersten died on February 15, 2006, at age 91, in Green Bay, Brown Co, Wisconsin.
  • Burial: He was buried in Allouez Catholic Cemetery, Green Bay, Brown Co, Wisconsin.
  • Note: Irvin W. Kersten

    Irvin W. Kersten, 91, Green Bay, died peacefully on February 15, 2006 at a local hospital with family by his side. Born on September 9, 1914, he is the son of the late Henry and Nellie (Kempen) Kersten. On November 25, 1941 he married the former Coletta Schauer at SS. Peter & Paul Church, and she preceded him in death on June 10, 2005. Irvin served in the Army during World War II. He worked for Northern Paper Mills until his retirement in 1976. Irvin enjoyed gardening, spending winters in Mesa, AZ, and making wine. Irvin is survived by, two loving daughters: Helen (Roger) Mleziva of Pilsen; June (William) Groeschel of Green Bay; 11 adoring grandchildren: Karen (Jeremy) Parish, Michael (Tammy) Mleziva; Paul (Lona) Mleziva; Kathy (Jeremy) Noll; Anne (Kris) Gilley; Peter Mleziva; Jessica (Jeff) Lenz; Scott Aimers; Nicholas Groeschel, Katie Groeschel, and Joseph Groeschel; 6 great grandchildren; one brother: Peter Kersten, Green Bay; one sister: Josephine Roder, Green Bay; one sister-in-law: Irene Kersten, Green Bay; other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his wife - Coletta; two brothers: Norbert and John Kersten; one brother-in-law: George Roder; one sister-in-law: Florence. Visitation at MALCORE Funeral Home , University Ave. at Baird St., Sunday from 4 – 8 p.m. Parish wake service at 7 p.m. on Sunday. Visitation will continue Monday until the time of the funeral. Funeral 10:30 a.m. Monday at SS. Peter & Paul with Msgr. Roy Klister officiating. Burial at Allouez Catholic Cemetery. The family would like to extend a special thanks to the 4th floor nurses in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) at St. Vincent hospital for their special care.
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Peter S Kersten

M, b. September 17, 1917, d. October 2, 2006

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Biography

  • Birth: Peter S Kersten was born on September 17, 1917 in Brillion, Calumet Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: He died on October 2, 2006, at age 89, in Green Bay, Brown Co, Wisconsin.
  • Burial: He was buried in Allouez Catholic Cemetery, Green Bay, Brown Co, Wisconsin.
  • Note: October 4, 2006

    Kersten, Peter S. Peter S. Kersten, 89, Green Bay, died peacefully Monday, October 2, 2006, at a local nursing home with his family by his side. He was born Sept. 17, 1917, in Brillion, to the late Henry and "Nellie" (Kempen) Kersten. He was a World War II Veteran who served 30 months in the Pacific Theatre in Bougainville and the Philippine Islands. He retired from Fort Howard Paper Mill after 44 years of service. Peter was a member of St. Jude Parish, a member of the Xavier Guild, the VFW Post #2037, the Single Adult Club and the Crozier Society. He loved to travel, hunt, fish, enjoy music, play cards and attend Army reunions. He especially enjoyed dancing.

    He is survived by a sister, Josephine (Kersten) Roder, Green Bay; a sister-in-law, Irene Kersten, Green Bay; 14 nieces and six nephews whom he treated as his own children; many great-nieces and great-nephews.

    He was preceded in death by three brothers and two sisters-in-law: Norbert and Florence (Diny) Kersten, Ervin and Coletta Kersten, John Kersten; and a brother-in-law, George Roder.

    Friends may call at St. Jude Catholic Church, Green Bay, from 3 to 6 p.m. Thursday. The Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 6 p.m. Thursday at the church. Entombment will be in Allouez Chapel Mausoleum. To send online condolences, please go to

    www.blaneyfuneralhome.com

    The Kersten family extends their deepest gratitude to the staff of Grancare for their loving care of Peter.

    Blaney Funeral Home, Green Bay is assisting the family.
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Arnold VanSchyndel

M, b. December 18, 1918, d. October 7, 1988

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Family: Agnes J VanDenEng (b. March 7, 1924, d. November 7, 1996)

Biography

  • Birth: Arnold VanSchyndel was born on December 18, 1918 in Hamel, Hennepin Co, Minnesota.
  • Marriage: He and Agnes J VanDenEng were married on February 8, 1945.
  • Death: Arnold VanSchyndel died on October 7, 1988, at age 69, in Kaukauna, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Burial: He was buried in Holy Cross, Kaukauna, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.

Agnes J VanDenEng

F, b. March 7, 1924, d. November 7, 1996

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Family: Arnold VanSchyndel (b. December 18, 1918, d. October 7, 1988)

Biography

  • Birth: Agnes J VanDenEng was born on March 7, 1924 in Freedom, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: She and Arnold VanSchyndel were married on February 8, 1945.
  • Death: Agnes J VanDenEng died on November 7, 1996, at age 72, in Kaukauna, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Burial: She was buried in Holy Cross, Kaukauna, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
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Dennis A VanSchyndel

M, b. December 26, 1949, d. April 30, 1999

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Biography

  • Birth: Dennis A VanSchyndel was born on December 26, 1949 in Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: He died on April 30, 1999, at age 49.
  • Burial: He was buried in Holy Cross, Kaukauna, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
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Lydia Lee VanSchyndel

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Kenneth R VanSchyndel

M, b. May 1, 1951, d. January 31, 2004

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Biography

  • Birth: Kenneth R VanSchyndel was born on May 1, 1951 in Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: He died on January 31, 2004, at age 52.
  • Burial: He was buried in Holy Cross, Kaukauna, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Note: Van Schyndel, Ken

    Kaukauna

    Age 52, died unexpectedly Saturday, Jan. 31, 2004 as the result of a snowmobile accident. He was born May 1, 1951 in Appleton, Wis., son of the late Arnold and Agnes (VanDenEng) Van Schyndel. Ken was employed as an electrician at Thilmany International Paper in Kaukauna. He was employed there for over 30 years. Ken was an avid, Avid, AVID Packer fan. He enjoyed spending time with friends and family up north at his cottage. He was a member of Holy Cross Catholic Church, Kaukauna, the Thilmany Quarter Century Club and the Kaukauna Quarterback Club.

    He is survived by a son, Kyle in the US Navy two daughters, Kelly, Stevens Point and Christy, Kaukauna four brothers and three sisters-in-law, Vern (Cindy), Freedom Dave (Julie), Kaukauna Jer (fiancee, Judy Delrow), Combined Locks Don (Lori), Kaukauna nieces and nephews, Craig, Michelle, Scott, Tyler, Danielle, Brooke, Ben, Nate and Lydia. He is further survived by a close friend, Eric Bullock of Green Bay.

    Ken was preceded in death by his parents and a brother Dennis in 1999.

    Funeral services will be held at 5 p.m. Tuesday at Holy Cross Catholic Church, Kaukauna with Fr. Jim Lucas officiating. Friends may call directly at the church from 2 p.m. Tuesday until the time of services.

    In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund has been established in his name.

    The Boettcher Family Funeral Home is assisting the family.
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Vern VanSchyndel

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David R VanSchyndel

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  • Descendant of an Immigrant on: America

Jerry VanSchyndel

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  • Descendant of an Immigrant on: America

Donald Joseph VanSchyndel

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Cindy Springstroh

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Julie K Vosters

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Mary M Weyenberg

F, b. November 22, 1917, d. April 29, 1999

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Family: Lawrence J Kemkes (b. October 5, 1918, d. October 20, 1970)

Biography

  • Birth: Mary M Weyenberg was born on November 22, 1917 in Tigerton, Shawano Co, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: She and Lawrence J Kemkes were married in October 1944.
  • Death: Mary M Weyenberg died on April 29, 1999, at age 81, in Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Burial: She was buried in Holy Angels Cemetery, Darboy, Wisconsin.
  • Note: Source: Appleton Post Crescent Obituary


    Saturday, May 1, 1999

    Mary M. Kemkes
    Appleton

    Age 81, died on Thursday, April 29, 1999, at Colony Oaks Care Center. She was born in Tigerton, Wisconsin, on November 22, 1917, to the late William and Laura [rickert] Weyenberg. Mary married Lawrence Kemkes in October of 1944. She was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church. Mary worked at St. Elizabeth Hospital for 32 years and she loved to play cards, bingo and dining out.

    She is survived by her brother, Alfred Weyenberg, Kimberly; brothers in-lae, John [Shirley] Kemkes, Appleton; and Al Owen, Oregon; sisters in-law, Adaline Kneice, Delores [Dallas] Curtis and Helen Vanden Heuvel, all of Appleton; special friends, Dolores Schmidt, Appleton and Dave Betters, Kimberly; other relatives and friends.

    She was preceded in death by her husband, Lawrence Kemkes; a brother, Edward Weyenberg, and a sister, Loraine Gwen.

    The funeral Mass will be on Monday, May 8, 1999, at 11 a.m. at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Appleton with Father David Belongea, Capachin, officiating. The visitation will be on Monday from 9 a.m. until the time of Mass at the church. Burial will be in Holy Angels Cemetery, Darboy.